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Photo | Pam Schipper Nikkie Byrd opened Sage Cakery, located in the Carriage House overlooking Fingerboard Road, with partner Kurtis Esworthy on May 21.

Photo | Pam Schipper
Nikkie Byrd opened Sage Cakery, located in the Carriage House overlooking Fingerboard Road, with partner Kurtis Esworthy on May 21.

Sage Cakery Now Open

Nikkie Byrd, an Urbana High 2001 graduate, and her partner, Kurtis Esworthy, opened Sage Cakery at 3401 Urbana Pike next door to Papa John’s Pizza on May 21. The bakery offers cakes, cupcakes, mini-cupcakes, cake pops, cookies and dessert bars made from locally sourced, nonGMO ingredients whenever possible. They also sell a selection of beverages, including locally roasted artisan espresso. Visit for more information.

Urbana Pediatrics to Open July 1

Dr. Jennifer Burns will open her own pediatric practice on July 1 at Casa Bella Commons, 3534A Urbana Pike. Dr. Burns, a Board-certified pediatrician and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, has been a pediatrician in Frederick County for more than 14 years and is an Urbana resident. Urbana Pediatrics will begin accepting appointments for July 1 on June 3. Visit for more information.

Sage Physical Therapy & Wellness Raises Funds for Arthritis Cure

Sage Physical Therapy & Wellness, located in Casa Bella Commons, raised $522 for the Arthritis Foundation and participated in the inaugural Frederick Walk to Cure Arthritis at Baker Park, organized by Urbana High senior Emily Mogel. Sage collected donations in the weeks leading up to the walk. The staff member who brought in the most donations got a pie—in the face. The winning staff member was Laura Hartman, MS, exercise physiologist.

The Green K9 Anticipates August Opening

Maryland native Marni Lewis, owner of The Green K9 grooming and daycare, anticipates an August opening in the Urbana Green Apartments ground floor retail space. Lewis owns another The Green K9 in Mount Dora, Florida, but she is now an
Urbana resident. She joins her sister, who has lived here for 15 years.

Wealth Management Institute Now at Casa Bella Commons

The Adamstown financial planning company founded in 1992 moved to Casa Bella Commons, 3534 Urbana Pike, on Urbana Pike in mid-May. For more information, visit or

Kannavis Trading Co. Opens Second Urbana Location

Kannavis Trading Co., offering CBD products and other healthy living supplements, is in soft opening phase for its second Urbana location at 3362 Urbana Pike. Hours until summer are Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit for more information.

Frozen Yogurt Now at Sweet Babe’s

Just in time for summer, Sweet Babe’s Creamery now offers dairy-free, lactose-free frozen yogurt and sugar-free frozen yogurt. Summer hours have been extended until 9 p.m.

Second Urbana Office for Trauma Specialists of Maryland

Downtown Frederick Trauma Specialists recently opened a second office in Casa Bella Commons on Urbana Pike. The
practice founded by Rachel Harrison treats anxiety, depression, trauma and relational issues and specializes in EMDR Therapy. Alpha-Stim treatment is also offered. For more information, visit

Own Your Evolution Moves to New Urbana Location

Own Your Evolution, offering “psychotherapy and life coaching for clients who want to live a soulful, mindful and potent life,” is now open at Casa Bella Commons. The established practice of Urbana resident Heather Tydings specializes in helping women “seek their own truth.” Tydings moved her practice from Downtown Frederick to open at Casa Bella Commons on April 22. For more information, visit

Rehab 2 Perform Opens Mt. Airy Location

Rehab 2 Perform, owned by Dr. Josh Funk, opened a third location in the Mt. Airy Twin Ridge Business Center, 1202 Rising Ridge Road, Suite 1. The Mt. Airy location joins the group’s Frederick and Germantown physical therapy and rehabilitation centers. Dr. Funk decided to open a Mt. Airy location because the area is “very community-focused (with) a high amount of
people who are physically active. A big youth sports scene, as well as a lot of projected growth along the I-70 corridor and to the west toward Ijamsville.” The new location is “5,000 square feet, turf, fitness equipment, white boards we use from an
educational standpoint, and many of our mindset-focused tag lines and slogans,” he added. For more information, visit

Greene Turtle Appreciates Military Year-Round

May is Military Appreciation Month. The Greene Turtle, located at 3501 John Simmons St., recognizes military this month and every month year-round with a 15 percent off discount.

Great Clips Closes

Great Clips at 3307 Worthington Boulevard closed April 27. The salon was located in the Buffalo Wild Wings shopping

New Kids’ Music Class Debuts

Songs for Seeds, an early childhood music class, will offer free demo classes at 3558 Worthington Boulevard on June 4 (9:30 and 10:30 a.m.), 5 (10 a.m.) and 6 (9:30 and 10:30 a.m.). In each Songs for Seeds class, students will hear music from a different region of the world, be exposed to a variety of rhythm patterns and be given the opportunity and space to  experiment with singing and playing real instruments. Visit for more information.


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