Category: Features

Shop Talk

Photo | Submitted Attorneys Rada and Manny Machin will open the full-service Machin Law Firm on Feb. 3 in the Turning Point shopping center.

Law Firm Opens at Turning Point Two Urbana residents, husband and wife Manuel “Manny” Machin, Esq. and Rada Machin, Esq., are opening the second and primary location of The Machin Law Firm, LLC at 8923 Fingerboard Road on Monday, Feb.…

The Constant Reader: Two Sequels Worth the Wait

Photo | Submitted Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout

The authors of the two 2019 novels I consider here delayed producing sequels to their critically-acclaimed and commercially successful novels an unusually long time. “Olive, Again” is Elizabeth Strout’s follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize-winning 2008 novel “Olive Kitteredge.” “The Big…

Slow Food

Slow Food is an organization I believe in. It envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it, and good for the planet. Recently I attended…

Eye on Art: Artisans Fill Our Countryside

Photo | Marylou Bono Located just 10 minutes from Urbana’s commercial center, Dusty Road Pottery on Linthicum Road is ceramic artist Jennifer Hamilton’s teaching studio and shop.

Building on the riches of the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve, Countryside Artisans is a group of like-minded painters, farmers, potters, stonemasons, woodworkers, textile artists, glass blowers, jewelers, yarn dyers, ceramicists, photographers and wine and beer crafters—all following their creative passions…