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Winter Solstice

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  • Pages from the Past: Speed of fire department's new engine quickly wins admirers in Catonsville

    An article in the March 16, 1912, edition of The Argus praised the power and speed of the fire department's new fire engine. Since the inauguration, several months ago, of automobile service in the Fire Department at Catonsville, the efficiency of the...
  • November's here, winter looms

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:It’s always bittersweet to see November arrive. The last leaves drop this month, giving way to the bare branches that stand watch until March. Snow enters the subconscious as the average overnight lows drop to freezing...
  • All Hallows' Eve meant the start of winter

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:It’s Hallowe’en, the eve of another “cross-quarter day” – halfway between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice. For many of our ancestors, this evening marked the beginning of winter, the...
  • A little spice for your morning coffee

     
    I'm not much of a flavored coffee guy, but for the holidays I'll make an exception -- at least when it comes to Groundwork's Winter Solstice Spice Blend. It's not actually flavored coffee, per se, but rather a ground combination......
  • Try not to forget the real reason for the season

     
    First published 12/5/2006 I've got your "reason for the season" right here, pal. Just outside the window, to be exact: Sunlight. No secret there. Civilizations all over the northern hemisphere have been making merry toward the end of December for......
  • Winter solstice arrived ... looking forward to spring

     
    From The Sun's print editions:Baltimore Sun reporter Candus Thomson offers this guest post: "A day without sunshine is like, you know, night," Steve Martin once said.The winter solstice arrived in Baltimore at 12:30 a.m. At 9 hours, 24 minutes and......
  • Nativity scenes often reflect cultural influences, Baylor scholars say

     
    How the birth of Jesus is portrayed in art has changed over time and often reflects the culture and times of the artists, according to scholars at the Baylor University. In these times, a nativity scene may show Mary exhausted by childbirth while Joseph...
  • Reno takes on SNL’s Seth Meyers -- but Fozzie Bear gets a pass

     
    Reno targets Seth Meyers: Reno residents were not amused by comedian Seth Meyers' recent put-down of their city, though they seem willing to forgive Fozzie Bear of "The Muppets."...
  • Winter solstice: The cold-weather celebration is hot again

     
    Winter solstice is a busy time for a Wiccan priestess. Selena Fox talks winter solstice traditions and why our cold-weather solstice is becoming a hot holiday....
  • Mexico City residents to mega-quakes: We can handle it

     
    It's true that sometimes Mexico City can look and feel like the Hollywood set for a movie about the apocalypse. On Tuesday, riding through another big quake, it proved that it's a city that can take a punch....
  • Holiday gift guide 2012: ‘Hobbit,’ ‘Star Wars,’ superheroes, more

     
    Call it Christmas, call it Hanukkah, call it Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice or Festivus. The truth is, we here at Hero ......