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Around Town

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…

Shop Talk

Photo | Submitted Dave Willis, receiving manager at Giant Food in Urbana, helped collect needed food for the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank.

Giant Partners With Food Bank The Giant Food store in Urbana gave local residents the opportunity to add items for food bank families to their carts at checkout. Cereals, elbow macaroni, peanut butter and rice and pasta sides were collected…

Persian Cuisine and Beyond

Photo | Submitted Green Bean and Potato Frittata

Persian cuisine is ancient, and it adapted as well as inspired the cuisines of many ancient countries and cultures. It borrowed spices and recipes from India, ancient Greece and Rome, and influenced recipes of Turkish and Iranian dishes. The following…

Mike at the Movies

Photo | Submitted Felicity Jones stars as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in “On the Basis of Sex.”

On the Basis of Sex (PG-13) This is NOT RBG! This is her story from the beginning of her work in equal rights and concludes with her first major victory in Denver’s Tenth Circuit. Felicity Jones is fascinating as the…

Mike at the Movies

Photo | Submitted Ryan Reynolds and David Leitch star in “Deadpool 2.”

Deadpool 2 (R)   This film, like its predecessor, is total nonsense from start to finish, but it is funny nonsense nevertheless. It cannot be a critic’s favorite because so many of the lines go by so fast that this…

Out & About

Sol Yoga: Good Cause Class Dec. 21 & 28, Jan. 4, 11, 18 & 25, 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…

Around Town

Photo | Pam Schipper In10se BBQ raised some intense funds for the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank at the Dec. 2 Holiday Market.

In10se BBQ Raises Funds for Food Bank In10se BBQ served up its pulled pork, brisket, ribs, beans, slaw, fries and hushpuppies at the Dec. 2 Holiday Market, held in the Urbana Regional Library parking lot, to benefit the Greater Urbana…