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Two winters ago, my husband installed a pallet wall in our downstairs master bedroom. Right off our living room, this project is always a conversation starter, and one of our favorite — and cheapest — projects to date.

Recently, this phrase caught my eye: “Creativity is my exercise of choice.” I laughed. That hits the nail on the head when it comes to my personality. This winter, I’ve been attempting to stay in shape, taking classes at a…

Musing on March Days

It was one of those days. The kind where my son would not stop fussing whether he was held, bounced, fed, talked to, sung to, played with — then the doorbell rang, I’d forgotten the repair man was coming and…

Civility Lacking

How people relate to one another in day-to-day interactions is important in society. Civility, politeness and kindness are all measures of desirable interaction. In my February column I described a local incident involving a jogger bitten by an unleashed dog…

Callahan’s Seafood Bar and Grill

Enter by the front door of Callahan’s Seafood Bar and Grill on Rosemont Avenue in Frederick and you’ll experience a quaint country restaurant. Go in the back door and it’s a whole other story, with a bar, tables and games.…

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Thanks for Voice on Sexual Assault Dear Bethany, I read the article “Local Speaks Out Against Sexual Assault” in the Urbana Town Courier and found it thoroughly interesting. Today, sexual assault is such a prevalent problem yet nobody talks about…