Category: News

Out and About

As the dog days of Summer make their way to Urbana, many area residents head out of town, but there’s plenty of fun in our own backyard, too. Here are a few things to get you Out and About in…

Savoring Steinbeck Country

Ever since I read “John Steinbeck: A Writer” by Jay Parini, I’ve longed to visit his literary landscape of Monterey County, Calif. I’ve yearned to see Cannery Row in Monterey, Monterey Bay, and especially Salinas, Calif., Steinbeck’s birthplace and now…

Chili Out

Summer will be over soon and the kids will be back in school, so let’s eat out while we can. I recently met Spike at a charity affair and was very impressed by him, his food and his book. The…

Mike at the Movies

“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” (PG-13) ** I still don’t like vampire movies. Call me contrarian and I know that what the critics say will not touch these pictures, but that does not remove from us the responsibility for commenting on…

Fatal Crash in Mt. Airy Under Investigation

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit is currently investigating a fatal crash that occurred July 24, approximately 12:02 p.m., at the intersection of Bartholows Road and Molesworth entrance. The preliminary investigation revealed that a Honda Accord driven by Carol L. Smith, 77,…