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Lent

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  • Tiger lilies also aren't native and are less invasive

    Q: I am a volunteer who is taking care of the Revolutionary War Memorial site at First and Market. The site is also referred to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This summer I noticed plants that were coming up out of the brush behind the fence and another...
  • The art behind Baltimore's ever-colorful Caribbean Carnival parade

    The art behind Baltimore's ever-colorful Caribbean Carnival parade
    It's just one of about 100 costumes that band leader Kenley Shortmus John of Baltimore makes from scratch each year, when his designs will be showcased in the annual Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival, held this weekend. "My costumes...
  • Churches putting faith in social media: #YesforGod

    RALEIGH. N.C. When they walk in the doors of the sprawling, red-brick Hope Community Church in Raleigh, no one takes a bulletin. Instead, they whip out their smartphones, tap the silver "Get Hope" app and open the sermon notes. "We never really knew if...
  • 40 lazy Lent ideas for those who don't want to try too hard

    40 lazy Lent ideas for those who don't want to try too hard
    Today is Ash Wednesday and people all over the world are giving up things for Lent.  If you haven't decided or are having second thoughts on what you will be sacrificing for the next 40 days, here's some easy and down right lazy ideas that can still...
  • Bringing bold flavors to Lenten fish dinners

    Bringing bold flavors to Lenten fish dinners
    Lent is a time when less can mean more, especially in the kitchen. Going without need not be faced with a frown. Let dietary restrictions spur creativity and boost flavor, however modest the meal. Fish, for those whose faith traditions permit it, can...
  • Phil Vettel recommends: Pepper and egg sandwiches

    Phil Vettel recommends: Pepper and egg sandwiches
    As a kid growing up Catholic, my meatless-Friday options included canned tuna, grilled cheese, tomato soup and whatever nasty fish my mom would slap in a fry pan. Mind you, I grew up Old School Catholic. Back then, we still had limbo, purgatory was...
  • National Pancake Day: Five pancake recipes and free pancakes at IHOP

    National Pancake Day: Five pancake recipes and free pancakes at IHOP
    Tuesday is National Pancake Day, a time to celebrate the classic, comforting breakfast food.  Traditionally, National Pancake Day is on Fat Tuesday, also known as Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent begins. It only seems fitting to indulge in a stack of...
  • Pepper and egg sandwich with a twist

    Pepper and egg sandwich with a twist
    When is a twist on something so different that it doesn't resemble the original at all? This might be one of those times. When Lenten observances demand a meatless meal, the pepper and egg sandwich is a favorite for its fat strips of sauteed green...
  • Passover and Easter are both holidays of hope -- and promise

    Passover will be celebrated this year beginning on Monday evening, April 14, with the first Seder--the Passover meal. Easter Sunday this year falls on April 20 for all Christian denominations, and although this single Christian date for Easter will not...
  • Pray that friend will learn the full meaning of Easter this year

    Q: I have a friend who doesn't bother with God or church most of the year, but as Easter approaches she suddenly gets religious -- goes to church, observes Lent and so forth. Do you think she's a real Christian, or is it all fake? -- Mrs. V.G. A: Only...
  • Woman charged with vandalizing 20 churches, mosques

    Woman charged with vandalizing 20 churches, mosques
    A Gurnee woman faces felony charges after authorities said she was responsible for defacing 20 Lake County houses of worship with red spray paint. Meghan Heinze, 22, appeared in court this morning on charges of criminal defacement to property at a place...