Category: Views

Small Town Holidays

“Urbana is like a small town.” Lisa Giuliani, local realtor and mastermind behind many fundraisers, said it just like that — and I loved the simple way she summed up the vibrant spirit that fuels projects across our portion of…

False Alarms

There is a white plastic frame mounted on the wall that holds a black touch screen. The screen flashes with three electric, vacillating lines — one green, one white and the top one is blue: vital signs. These lines have…

Voting Time Around the Corner

This November edition of the Urbana Town Courier should reach readers a few days before the Nov. 4 state and local election. While I consider all elections important, the county elections are particularly important. Hopefully, voters will agree and assign…

Signs of Life

In the fall, Maryland buzzes with vivid signs of life — trees turn to striking shades of crimson and gold on local streets, crisp apples hang from heavy branches in Thurmont orchards, the Urbana Library Farmers’ Market carts spill over…

It’s Who You Hang Around With

By Jennifer Coppit Do you network? Perhaps you network to improve your sphere of influence at work or in community efforts. Most of us learn early on that sometimes it’s not what you know but who you know. But think…

The Power in People

In the Urbana community and in our personal lives, we are surrounded by people. Some people are in our lives for short lengths of time, while others are present throughout our lives. Recently, I discovered people can have an impact…

Your Views

Local Response Farrell Keough, a long time supporter of burning garbage and tires correctly, stated in a prior edition that Jan Gardner signed the Energy Recovery Agreement as she did all the agreements associated with the planned $3 billion garbage…