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Food Bank Gears Up for Holidays The Greater Urbana Area Food Bank is gearing up for a busy fall and holiday season. Starting the season off is the annual Scouting for Food campaign. Local Scouts will be placing bags on…

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Photo | Kari A. Martindale Bob Vail sketches Micki, Ezra and Sage during a Dog Pawty at the Natelli Community Center on Sept. 8.

‘Dog Pawty’ Receives Two Paws Up “Dog Pawty” co-hosted by realtor Maggie Dawson and attorney Alegi Anderson on Sept. 8 at the Natelli Community Center in Urbana was a bit like the one in the beloved P.D. Eastman “Go, Dog,…

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Photo | Submitted Kelly Corsiatto and Emily Kibiloski stopped to help Cathy LaDana and her mother, Mary Giesenhaus, rescue a snapping turtle.

All Welcome at Safe Streets Urbana Aug. 17 Meeting The Safe Streets Urbana committee plans an Aug. 17, 9 a.m. meeting at the Natelli Community Center, 9023 Harris St., to organize support for students walking and biking to school at…

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Photo | Submitted Scouts and leaders from Troop 1023 arrive at Philmont Scout Ranch for a backpacking expedition through the backcountry of New Mexico. Pictured are (front, L to R) Ethan Gitzen, Henry Rodrigues, Ryan Klinger, staff (unknown), Charles Lowery, Charles Kretz, Bruno Kretz; (back, L to R) Bob Klinger, Bryan Lowery, Colin Thompson, Ian Edler and Patrick Rodrigues.

VOU Residents Working to Ensure Safe Streets As the Villages of Urbana (VOU) community has grown, so have safety concerns. A group of residents formed the Safe Streets Urbana committee to improve the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers on…

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Photo | Martin Schipper Toca Juniors broke ground for its new Urbana Soccer Complex on April 27.

Soccer Club Coming to Urbana The Urbana Soccer site is located at 3348 Big Woods Road and will feature four fields, four open-air pavilions, four parking lots, restrooms and storage—with a clubhouse added at a later date. The ground-breaking celebration…

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Photo | Living Grace Lutheran Church Members of Living Grace Lutheran Church cleaned up trash at UHS on Saturday, April 13. Pictured are (back, L to R) Ray Kuntz, Linda Kuntz, Cole Galloway, Connor Metz, Pastor Michael McQuaid, and (front, L to R) John Barnhart, Brian Barnhart, William Barnhart, and Jeanne Ruddock.

Living Grace’s Community Service Beautifies UHS In honor of Earth Day and to beautify Urbana High School before its Blue Ribbon Tour of Excellence visit on Wednesday, April 17, members of Living Grace Lutheran Church cleaned up trash at UHS…

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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…

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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…

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Photo | Terri Stilwell Urbana Cub Scout Den 10 packed shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child at their den meeting on Nov. 14. Organized by Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child sends shoeboxes filled with toys, hygiene items and school supplies to children in more than 160 countries.

Troop 81632 Donates Thanksgiving Meal Girl Scout Troop 81632 donated a huge Thanksgiving meal for a large food bank family. The girls, under the leadership of Corey Magill, each brought items in to be included in the dinner. Jo Ostby,…