Around Town

Photo | Alice Ramos
The UHS Concert Choir, directed by Alicia Cosby, sings "Lift Every Voice and Sing" and "Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit" on Feb. 15 during the UHS "A People's Gift" program.

Register Now for Spring Basketball The Urbana Basketball Association is excited to offer once again the Spring Basketball Youth Development program for youth between the ages of 8 to 14. Registration for the spring program is now open and will…

Shop Talk

Photo | Alice Ramos
Bess Burnett, owner, opened Massage Envy at Urbana on Feb. 10. Offering different types of massage therapy, a total body stretch and skin care treatments, Massage Envy is located at 3511 John Simmons St.

By Jennifer Martinez Structural Elements Open Now The Urbana Structural Elements orthopedic wellness clinic opened Feb. 18 at 3540 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite D-03 (near Giant). Owned by Urbana resident and physical therapist Jason Knicley, the clinic takes a whole body…

Out & About Community Events

‘Mulan, JR’ Theatre Arts Performance Feb. 23, 7 p.m.; Feb. 24, 7 p.m.; Feb. 25, 2 p.m., Windsor Knolls Middle School Support the arts at Windsor Knolls Middle School and see the talented cast of this year’s musical. $10 for…

Mike at the Movies

Peter Rabbit (PG) ***** A rival for the recently released “Paddington Bear” hit, this one is equally as clever with even funnier dialogue. James Corden does a crackerjack job as the antagonistic Peter. A supporting cast including Sia, Sam Neill,…

Kaufman’s Kitchen

Kaufman's Kitchen TG hazelnut paste

Taste Georgia’s Vibrant and Colorful Cuisine Georgia, nestled between the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea, is home to colorful and vibrant cuisine as well as the world’s oldest wine-making areas. Carla Capalbo, award-winning food and wine writer and photographer,…

Around Town

Photos | Alice Ramos
Extreme cold didn’t discourage the Davis family on Byron Circle—in fact, they embraced it! Father and son Quentin and Nathan Davis and family friend Mathew Shannon built an igloo with help from the Davis family’s other children, Ashlin and Ryan. They got ice from a local lake, cut blocks with a chainsaw and lifted each one with a snow shovel. Individual bricks weigh approximately 70 pounds, and it took 105 bricks to build the igloo.

Learn About the Draft Livable Frederick Master Plan Residents are invited to attend an open house to learn about and discuss the draft Livable Frederick Master Plan on Feb. 14, 7 p.m. in the Urbana High School cafeteria. The Livable…

Shop Talk

Photo | Pam Schipper
The Urbana Exxon at 8816 Fingerboard Road should reopen in a couple of weeks, according to owner Sameer Ailawadi. The Exxon has been redoing tanks and installing a brand new high-speed pump for diesel. This will enable large vehicles like those from the Urbana Fire Company to fuel up faster. While pumps have been closed, the Exxon store remains open.

By Jennifer Martinez Late December Opening for Manhattan Pizza Manhattan Pizza is now open in the new retail strip near Giant. They serve more than just pizza with a varied menu of appetizers, pastas, salads, calzones, sandwiches, and subs. Better…

Recipes That Changed How America Eats

Photo | Anders Schonnemann
Mourad Lahlou’s Chicken with Charmoula

A lovely and exciting cookbook, “The Immigrant Cookbook: Recipes that Make America Great” with recipes collected and edited by Leyla Moushabeck, was released recently by Interlink Publishing. Most of us have ancestors or relatives from many different ethnic groups who…