Category: Features

Mike at the Movies

The Wife (R) **** Glenn Close is mesmerizing as Joan Castleman, “the wife” of Nobel Laureate Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce). We sense her discomfort as the movie begins with the announcement of Joe’s award. The source of this is gradually…

The Constant Reader

Lost Souls Share Their Story in Women’s Prison in Debra Jo Immergut’s ‘The Captives’ Although I follow many authors from book to book, which keeps a steady supply on my nightstand, I take an occasional suggestion from a reliable friend…

Kaufman’s Kitchen

Eat and Entertain like Alexander Hamilton With all the excitement about the book and the play on Alexander Hamilton, there is a lot of interest in his life and times. What was it like to eat with him, the Revolutionary…

Historical Perspective

A Plane Crash at Dickerson Late September 1931 was uncharacteristically hot and humid in the DC area. On Sept. 23, the temperature reached 96 degrees in DC. The heat was broken by a severe thunderstorms that formed to the northwest…

Eye On Art

Photo | Marylou Bono Senior Center watercolorists and instructors pictured are (back row) Abby Ochs, Lynn Johnston, Shirley Rosencrantz, Clarissa Bazan and (front row) Karen Gillis and Karen Slagle.

Artistic Seniors at the Urbana Senior Center Visit the Senior Center at the Urbana library on Tuesday afternoons and you’ll meet a group of avid watercolorists and their enthusiastic volunteers from the Community Outreach Club at Urbana High School. Six…

Shop Talk

Photo | Pam Schipper C2 Education, 3511 John Simmons St., celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 20. Pictured are C2 Education Director Melannie Young (center), the Urbana C2 Education team and members of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce.

Kiddie Academy Grand Opening, Fall Festival Planned It is official! The new Kiddie Academy at Landon Crossing opened Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. To celebrate its Grand Opening, the new child care center will host a Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct.…

Out & About

Photos | Submitted The Main Line Gravy Soppers perform Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Art at the Point.

Sol Yoga: Good Cause Class Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • Urbana Regional Library This free yoga class is offered by Sol Yoga’s Good Cause Division. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat.…

Around Town

Photo | Pam Schipper Bar-T Mountainside’s zipline and giant swing were popular attractions at the Sept. 22 Family Fall Festival organized by the Southern Frederick County Rotary.

Fall Festival Raises Funds for Community Programs The Southern Frederick County Rotary’s main fundraiser of the year, the Family Fall Festival, was held on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Bar-T Mountainside. Hundreds came out for hayrides and pumpkin picking, ziplining and…

Around Town

Food Bank Collects School Supplies The Greater Urbana Area Food Bank collected school supplies for local students this summer. Thanks to the generosity of the community, 300 Urbana area students are ready for school. New President for Frederick Chamber Elizabeth…