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Town residents get vocal at September council meeting
Mt. Airy Town Council meeting of Sept. 8

By J.A. BURKE, Messenger staff
As published Sept. 17, 2014

A public hearing prior to the general meeting of the town council drew passionate comments from residents. The issue for the public hearing was to allow residents the opportunity to tell the council how they felt about Ordinance 2014-4, [more]


Hushour announces a fundraiser to help restore the town’s historic Caboose C-2095 rail car

By J. A. BURKE, Messenger staff
As published Sept. 17, 2014

Larry Hushour, Parks and Rec chair and town volunteer, has been responsible for the Rails to Trails project and for arranging to restore the town’s Caboose C-2095,  named, "Mackenzie” called Mac for short.

He has announced a major [more]


Mayor authorizes speed bumps on Buffalo Road despite commission recommendation against it
Mt. Airy Streets and Roads Commission meeting of Aug. 28

By J.A. BURKE, Messenger staff
As published Sept. 17, 2014

Mayor Pat Rockinberg came to the meeting for a few minutes and addressed the commission saying he thanks the members for volunteering for the commission and reminded them of the upcoming volunteer event.

He offered thanks also for their [more]


New Mt. Airy Net Director is dedicated to serving those in need

By J. A. BURKE, Messenger staff
As published Sept. 17, 2014

Since she and her husband arrived in Maryland in 1983 from Akron, Ohio where she was born and raised, Sue Veres has been volunteering at a number of community organizations and is now dedicated to helping those in [more]


Mt. Airy Arts Alliance is officially a non-profit
Mt. Airy Arts Alliance meeting of Sept. 10

By J. A. BURKE, Messenger staff
As published Sept. 17, 2014

Mark Runkles, vice president of the Mt. Airy Arts Alliance (MAAA), presided over the meeting due to Terri King’s recent departure as president. He announced that their non-profit status has been approved by the IRS. He also shared [more]


Commission chair dives into storm water management pond issues
Mt. Airy Water and Sewer Commission meeting of Sept. 3

By J.A. BURKE, Messenger staff
As published Sept. 17, 2014

Dick Swanson, commission chair, dived into the storm water management pond issue head first. There has been some controversy over who is responsible for maintaining the Wildwood storm water management pond lately, and there has yet to be a resolution [more]


The Way We Were

As published Sept. 17, 2014

Excerpt from Sept. 10, 1954, Community Reporter:

Veterinarian Lifts 286 Metal Items From Cow's Belly

Two weeks ago, "Babe," the family milk cow on the farm of A.L. McLachlen, near Mt. Airy, was feeling sluggish. The little 5-year-old Guernsey wouldn't eat. She became painfully [more]


Fire Company open house set for Oct. 5

 As published Sept. 17, 2014

The Mt. Airy Volunteer Fire Company will be holding a Fire Safety Open House on Sunday, Oct. 5 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the fire station, 702 N. Main Street. This event is in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week which [more]


Days End Farm Horse Rescue hosts 25th Anniversary Fall Festival and Trainers Challenge
DEFHR invites the community to the farm to celebrate 25 years of rescuing horses!

As published Sept. 17, 2014

Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) invites the public to their Fall Festival celebrating a major milestone – 25 years of rescuing horses and educating people. The festivities will begin with a Friday evening happy hour, Friday, Sept. 19, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., [more]