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Lent

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  • Colorful plants in the Winter Landscape

     
    Looking for plants that will add intresting color to the winter landscape? I got this note from my colleague Tom Butzler in Clinton County: There are a few ornamentals that flower or bloom in the winter. Witch hazels come in......
  • In New Orleans, brass band, streetcar bearing masked riders herald countdown to Mardi Gras

    A brass band strolled through a riverside warehouse holding huge, colorful parade floats as New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other city officials Tuesday kicked off the city's official countdown to Mardi Gras. "Everybody knows that this is what we...
  • Faith and Values: When is Christmas really over?

    When is Christmas over? Perhaps at 6:30 in the morning when the children have torn the wrappings off all their gifts and have begun quarreling over the inequities in their Christmas stash. When is Christmas over? Perhaps at 6:30 in the evening after...
  • Manny Pacquiao sends Floyd Mayweather Jr. another holiday-themed tweet

    Manny Pacquiao sends Floyd Mayweather Jr. another holiday-themed tweet
    Manny Pacquiao really, really seems to want to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. and seems to be banking on his rival's holiday spirit to help make such a mega-event happen. The Filipino boxer/congressman sent out this tweet to Mayweather on Wednesday:...
  • Find service to suit your style at Volunteer Delray expo

    Volunteer Delray promises to align folks with a mission they can wholeheartedly support. Its Nov. 14 expo features 30 nonprofit organizations so the public can freely peruse local opportunities. "Delray has so many nonprofits that do such great work,"...
  • Christianity and folk art in southern Colorado's San Luis Valley

    Christianity and folk art in southern Colorado's San Luis Valley
    Shortly after dawn, I pulled into this tiny town and studied a mural on the side of the post office. It was more than a painting; it was an illustrated map of Los Caminos Antiguos — the Ancient Roads. This was the fall road trip I had been looking...
  • Elaine L. Thorpe, church organist

    Elaine L. Thorpe, church organist
    Elaine L. Thorpe, a longtime church organist and choir director at Dundalk United Methodist Church, died Oct. 16 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications from Alzheimer's disease. She was 87. The daughter of Henry Rudolph Pfeiffer, a...
  • Religious Roots, Secular Festivities: Halloween Takes A Hit In Schools

    Religious Roots, Secular Festivities: Halloween Takes A Hit In Schools
    Newington officials caused a stir recently by eliminating all remaining Halloween celebrations from elementary schools. The justification for the decision — that Halloween parties and costume parades exclude children whose religion prohibits...
  • 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...
  • Lehigh Valley Call Board:

    SINGERS FOR ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY CHORUS Auditions will be held for the Allentown Symphony Chorus 6-9 p.m. Oct. 2 and Nov. 6 at Miller Symphony Hall. Openings are available for volunteer chorus members in each voice part. The group will be rehearsing...
  • Celeb phone-hacking case: Hollywood's bare-naked ladies, but where are the men?!

    "ART CAN never exist without naked beauty being displayed," said William Blake. IN commenting on all that occurred over the long Labor Day holiday, I forgot to mention the nude photo hacking scandal. What to say, except don't put your privates in the...