Category: Features

Around Town

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…

Mike at the Movies

Photo | Submitted Tony Hale voices Forky in “Toy Story 4.”

Toy Story 4 (G) When the Disney organization puts its mind to it, they turn out magic—tons of magic. They have in this a bit of magic, humor, pathos, humanity and charm. Tom Hanks as Cowboy Woody leads the cast,…

Shaped Paintings Form ‘Natural Topography’

This summer, the Delaplaine’s satellite gallery at the Urbana Regional Library is showcasing the unique 3D painted canvas creations of Lyndie Vantine entitled “Natural Topography.” Considering the immense natural beauty of surrounding Frederick County, the exhibit provides a cool respite…

Cats, Travel & the Vet

Photo | Submitted Cats can be trained to travel in the car. It’s all about positive associations.

Last month we learned that a cat’s symptoms of illness and pain are subtle—and yet, the biggest challenge is getting them to the vet. You must find your cat, catch and wrestle him or her into the carrier, listen to…

Who Murdered Paul Lentz?

Paul Lentz

Wednesday June 18, 1975 was a warm day in the Montgomery-Frederick County area. The temperature reached the mid-80s and area swimming pools were crowded. The Beatles, Black Sabbath, The Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, Kiss, and Pink Floyd had taken…

Mike at the Movies

Photo | Submitted Oleg Ivenko stars as Rudolf Nureyev in “The White Crow.”

Aladdin (PG) Though a bit slow at the beginning, perhaps because we know the story so well, “Aladdin” is a movie made for the big screen. When Will Smith (Genie/Mariner) enters, that’s when the fun really begins. Smith is as…