Category: Features

Lush Lavender Baking in the Sun

Photo | Submitted Lavender Day is June 22 at the Soleado Lavender Farm in Dickerson. The event features lavender and creations from local artists.

Tucked at the end of West Harris Road at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain in the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve is a unique, family-owned and sustainable 286-acre farm with 26 acres dedicated to the cultivation of lavender. Sophia Watkins and…

Wild Wanderings

Photo | Orietta C. Estrada This endangered spotted turtle was found injured in a roadway and taken to Second Chance Wildlife Center in Gaithersburg.

Turtle X-ing Have you ever noticed that as the weather warms up turtle traffic increases? That’s because the change in season is marked by longer days that bring turtles out of brumation, their version of hibernation. Once mobile, it appears…

Around Town

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…

Around Town

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…