Category: Features

Mike at the Movies

Photo | Submitted Julianne Moore stars in “Gloria Bell.”

Gloria Bell (R) Julianne Moore is a walking miracle. At 58 she plays a woman in her 50s and looks like a woman in her early 40s. Surrounded by a top-notch supporting cast, she triumphs in the difficult story of…

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Photo | Mountainside Education and Enrichment, Inc. Mountainside Education and Enrichment, Inc., a Feed a Bee partner, will be planting five acres of pollinator forage at Bar-T Mountainside in Urbana.

Bar-T Mountainside Creates Five Acres of Pollinator Buffers With the help of Mountainside Education and Enrichment, Inc. (MEE) and its local contribution to create diverse food and habitat areas for honey bees and other pollinators, promoting new pollinator forage has…

Mike at the Movies

Photo | Submitted Rebel Wilson and Liam Hemsworth in ‘Isn’t It Romantic?’

Isn’t It Romantic? (PG-13) Rebel Wilson (Natalie) is not obnoxious in this film, as she usually is. Yes, there are far too many pratfalls and some over-the-top performances by secondary role players (see Brandon Scott Jones as Donny, the gay…

Shop Talk

Photo | Submitted Green Valley Carry-Out re-opened on Jan. 28 in the Green Valley Shopping Center, 11801 Fingerboard Road. The popular, family-owned pizza and subs shop was closed for 14 weeks following a roof fire.

La Mezcla Latin Night Brings Dance to Greene Turtle La Mezcla Latin Night held its grand opening event Feb. 13 at the Greene Turtle, 3501 John Simmons St., Suite 101A. Salsa lessons were given by Ardiente Dance Company as DJ…

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Photo | Brent Pernak, Cruising Altitude Photography LLC A retail/restaurant/hotel center is proposed for the 7.98-acre site adjacent to the Urbana Park and Ride, across Bennett Creek Avenue from Legal & General America.

Hotel Proposed for Urbana Corporate Retail Center Urbana Corporate Center LLC has requested site plan approval for a 125-room, six-story hotel and 30,829 square feet of retail and restaurant uses on a 7.98-acre site located at the intersection of MD…

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Photo | YMCA of Frederick County Jan. 7 was Demolition Day for the South County Y.

Demolition Day for South County Y The YMCA of Frederick County held a Demolition Day to kick off construction of its new South County Y facility in Urbana. The site is located between Urbana Middle and Urbana High schools on…