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Local Events Winter Clothing Drive This month, V.eye.P. eyecare in Urbana is hosting a clothing drive. Urbana residents can drop off unwanted coats, gloves, sweaters and hats at V.eye.P. eyecare any day this month. All donations will be given to…

Mission of Mercy Serves Patients in Need

Mission of Mercy ensures that those in Frederick County in need of medical care can receive treatment with compassion. The non-profit organization provides free health care, dental care and prescription medications to area residents without health insurance. The Mission of…

Farm to Fork Fare Coming to Westview

The Lodge will offer a variety of specialty burgers including organic beef, local lamb, bison, elk, duck and more. Vegetarian options are also available.

Calling all specialty burger connoisseurs: Whether carnivore, herbivore or something in between, you should be able to find something to your liking at The Lodge, a soon to-be-open restaurant in the Westview Promenade. The Lodge will be an American-style restaurant…

Seeing With New Eyes

Photo | Tracey McCabe

Urbana resident Amy Dispasquale visits Dr. Robert Gertz at Urbana’s V.Eye.P. Eye Care. Dispasquale was diagnosed with ocular melanoma this year, a condition first detected because of the specialized retina scan run by Gertz during a routine eye exam. Pictured between Gertz and Dispasquale is the retina photograph taken by Gertz’ retina camera, an optional test not offered by all optometrists. Dispasquale said this test saved her life.

This year has been full of positive change for Urbana resident Amy DiPasquale. She turned 40 in April, successfully transitioned her 12-year-old twin boys to middle school and this month, moves from the Villages of Urbana to her dream home…

New YMCA in the Works for Urbana

Photo | Submitted

Christine Rachel, member services coordinator of the Green Valley YMCA branch, and Jennifer Coppit, branch executive director, welcome
Urbana area locals of all ages to participate in the many programs the facility offers in areas such as fitness, youth sports and teen
leadership development.

Local residents looking for fitness training, a place to swim or family activities can look forward to a new destination — located in the heart of Urbana. A new full-facility YMCA is currently in the planning stages in Urbana and…