Category: Community

Incumbents Bow Out of BOE Race

Sixteen candidates have announced their run for the Frederick County Board of Education (BOE). Finances, diversity and the best possible education for students are the top reasons why many of these candidates say they were persuaded to try to win…

Farmers’ Markets

Late summer brings a bounty of delicious fruits and vegetables to those who toiled and nurtured their backyard gardens during the spring and early summer. For others who did not have the time, talent or inclination to garden, the Urbana…

Cookbook for a Cause

Sometimes mother does know best. In this case the Urbana MOMS club gathered 150 of their best recipes for a cookbook they hope will keep Frederick County children from going home hungry. All net proceeds of the cookbook, which is…

Chasing the American Dream

Ten-year-old Jhonatan, from Columbia, South America, is having a very busy summer: soccer camp, tennis camp and a trip to Capital Hill, where he met several Senators. He’s also staying with an Urbana family for five weeks with the hope…

Out and About

As the dog days of Summer make their way to Urbana, many area residents head out of town, but there’s plenty of fun in our own backyard, too. Here are a few things to get you Out and About in…

Fatal Crash in Mt. Airy Under Investigation

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit is currently investigating a fatal crash that occurred July 24, approximately 12:02 p.m., at the intersection of Bartholows Road and Molesworth entrance. The preliminary investigation revealed that a Honda Accord driven by Carol L. Smith, 77,…

Earthquake Shakes D.C. Region

A minor 3.6 earthquake rattled many residents out of bed shortly after 5 a.m. this morning. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the epicenter was located one mile north of Gaithersburg in Germantown, although the rumbling was felt from Frederick to…