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Athletic boosters Help UHS Prepare For Fall Season On Saturday, Aug. 17, dozens of Urbana High School (UHS) students and their families carried building, painting and gardening tools to the UHS sports stadium for the annual Stadium and Facilities Clean-up…

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Mud runs and similar events have multiplied around the U.S. in the last decade. Inspired by the Tough Mudder, a grueling 10-12 mile obstacle course designed by British Special Forces, the events vary in challenge levels and themes, including Tough…

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UHS Greenhouse Sale The annual greenhouse sale at Urbana High School was another big success in late April and early May. Teacher Tonjia Mayne and students from her agriculture and horticulture classes sold several varieties of potted and hanging plants…

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The Book Box Project The Urbana Regional Library began a community service project in 2012 to give needy children in Frederick more opportunities to read. Last November, several teen volunteers worked with teen services coordinator Mary Ann Foltz to deliver…

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Cupcake War Benefits Bedard Family More than 100 guests attended the Wine Tasting and Cupcake War on Nov. 10 at the Holly Hills Country Club in Ijamsville, Md., to benefit the family of Chris Bedard, a senior at Urbana High…

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Day to Serve On Sept. 29, a group of residents from the Urbana Highlands participated in the Day to Serve, a regional and interdenominational collaboration between Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia to serve communities in need.…

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Urbana Fire Station Holds Blood Drive On Aug. 30, Urbana Volunteer Fire and Rescue held a blood drive to support the American Red Cross. The station runs periodic drives to support ongoing and emergency needs for Frederick County. VOU resident…

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Frederick County Public Safety Departments Hold an Open House On Aug. 2, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with Frederick County Emergency Communications, the Maryland State Police, and Frederick County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services, hosted a family-oriented open…

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Local Kids Celebrate Fourth On the Fourth of July in Urbana, neighborhood celebrations included the kids of Notting Hill and Wyndham Drive in Urbana celebrating with a bike parade. The Urbana Volunteer fire truck and firefighter Michael led the way.…

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UHS Graduation 2012 The 2012 Urbana High School (UHS) graduating class is the largest since the school opened — a total of 469 students. The commencement ceremony was held June 7 at Mount St Mary’s University in Emmitsburg. Commencement speakers…