| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:46 PM
To Deontae Smith's mother, there was no question her son had been to the Super Bowl parade on Tuesday. And she's upset that Baltimore police didn't make the same connection sooner.
Deontae was fatally stabbed outside a McDonald's restaurant at Howard and...
| Feb 9, 2013
We get the "Wenches Weekend" and the turkey legs. In the Florida Renaissance Festival's enduring drive for authenticity, some period elements at the multi-weekend event in Deerfield Beach are necessary: curvy, bodacious bodices, jousting on horseback and,...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:30 AM
St. Patrick's Day will come early to Revolution Live when Celtic-punk hooligans Flogging Molly take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The group has been seemingly dormant since releasing 2011's "Speed of Darkness," but its early-2000s slam-dance style still...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 5:57 AM
It is never too early to issue a warning. St. Patrick's Day will be upon us in a few weeks, and, while people are still reasonably sober they may heed this caution.
The diminutive of the saint's name is Paddy; it derives from the Irish version of his...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 5:15 AM
With all that's happened in the last year, its hard not to feel a degree of civic pride when looking at the magnificent nighttime view of the purple dome of City Hall. Its been a great year downtown, with all of the peaceful major events: Sailabration,...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 5:25 PM
When the luck of the Irish holds, the lovers buy Claddagh rings for their valentines, frat boys gearing up for St. Paddy's Day go for Guinness caps with built-in bottle openers — and come Christmas, there's a run on plum pudding and St. Nicks in...
| Feb 22, 2013
Dinner and raffle
St. Alphonsus Rodriguez Church will host a lasagna dinner from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at 10800 Old Court Road in Woodstock. The menu includes salad, garlic bread, a glass of wine and dessert. A basket of cheer will be raffled...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Probably not too many people notice the plaque just to the left, inside the door of the Costa Mesa Donald Dungan library.
It reads: "This Orange County Branch Library is dedicated to the memory of Judge Donald Dungan, an avid reader and a dedicated...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 5:04 PM
The Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach will hold a fundraiser at Mama's on 39 to benefit the all-volunteer organization. The group offers riding opportunities to people with disabilities and is housed in the Huntington Beach Central Park...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 11:18 AM
Williamsburg-based Irish traditional band Poisoned Dwarf will provide the tunes at Shamrock Party on O'Plaza, a free Newport News St. Patrick's Day event.
The party, announced Thursday, will take place 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 15 at City center at...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 12:00 PM
I had the lead role in the fifth-grade St. Patrick's Day play at Saint Frances of Rome School. But my career ended when I threw Thomas Thouey off the stage for saying something nasty about my momma. I could have been a Shakespearean actor, but I was...