Tag: community

Incumbents Bow Out of BOE Race

Sixteen candidates have announced their run for the Frederick County Board of Education (BOE). Finances, diversity and the best possible education for students are the top reasons why many of these candidates say they were persuaded to try to win…

Farmers’ Markets

Late summer brings a bounty of delicious fruits and vegetables to those who toiled and nurtured their backyard gardens during the spring and early summer. For others who did not have the time, talent or inclination to garden, the Urbana…

Cookbook for a Cause

Sometimes mother does know best. In this case the Urbana MOMS club gathered 150 of their best recipes for a cookbook they hope will keep Frederick County children from going home hungry. All net proceeds of the cookbook, which is…

Chasing the American Dream

Ten-year-old Jhonatan, from Columbia, South America, is having a very busy summer: soccer camp, tennis camp and a trip to Capital Hill, where he met several Senators. He’s also staying with an Urbana family for five weeks with the hope…

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…

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,…

Earthquake Shakes D.C. Region

A minor 3.6 earthquake rattled many residents out of bed shortly after 5 a.m. this morning. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the epicenter was located one mile north of Gaithersburg in Germantown, although the rumbling was felt from Frederick to…

Music Festival Draws Big Crowd

Soaring temperatures didn’t keep the crowd away from the second annual Urbana Music Festival June 26. Organizer Elizabeth Cromwell with Frederick County Public Libraries estimated more than 3,000 people attended the festival, and she was pleased with the number and…

Preserving Urbana’s Past

Tombstones in Urbana’s Zion Cemetery received some tender loving care in June as experts from Lough Memorials in Frederick donated time to straighten and secure several tombstones in need of assistance. Later, volunteers spent a morning cleaning the burial markers.…