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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,…

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Photo | Submitted Held on the Fingerboard Road future site of the Green Valley YMCA, Smorefest featured stories by the campfire.

Smorefest Sweet Success More than 150 participated in the first annual Green Valley YMCA Smorefest. Urbana High’s Interact Club gave more than 25 tours of the Kooky Spooky Trail Walk. Participants also enjoyed glow-in-the-dark games, crafts, a bounce house and…

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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…

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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…

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Rotary Recognizes Members Members of the Southern Frederick County Rotary Club were recognized at the Southern Frederick Charter Dinner Celebration for their efforts to give back to local and worldwide communities. The event was held on June 3 at the…

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Hyattstown Christian Church Raises Funds, Plans Mission to Puerto Rico Hyattstown Christian Church is sponsoring a service project for volunteers to help in the ongoing hurricane recovery effort in Puerto Rico (PR). Interim pastor, the Rev. Jeff Stinehelfer is organizing…

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Thurston Road Bridge Repairs Continue Work on the Thurston Road bridge over Bennett Creek that was originally anticipated to last until spring 2018 is now expected to continue until the end of June 2018. According to the Frederick County Department…

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Register Now for Spring Basketball The Urbana Basketball Association is excited to offer once again the Spring Basketball Youth Development program for youth between the ages of 8 to 14. Registration for the spring program is now open and will…

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Learn About the Draft Livable Frederick Master Plan Residents are invited to attend an open house to learn about and discuss the draft Livable Frederick Master Plan on Feb. 14, 7 p.m. in the Urbana High School cafeteria. The Livable…

Shop Talk

By Jennifer Martinez Late December Opening for Manhattan Pizza Manhattan Pizza is now open in the new retail strip near Giant. They serve more than just pizza with a varied menu of appetizers, pastas, salads, calzones, sandwiches, and subs. Better…