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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,…

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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…