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Lent

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  • The fastnacht and the furious: Forget naysayers, some recipes are full of holes

    The fastnacht and the furious: Forget naysayers, some recipes <i>are</i> full of holes
    The Sergeant also works here, across the room in the features department, and often she writes about food. Naturally she wrote something about fastnachts, because Feb. 17 is fastnacht day — Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, or whatever you prefer to...
  • Let's shorten the football-baseball gap

    Welcome to the Get Serious! Special Super Bowl Sunday Edition! Guaranteed, as always, to be inflated to the proper pressure of ten pounds of hot air per column inch! Yes, sports fans, we are looking forward to tonight's telecast, which is certain to once...
  • Fall training means you can join the ranks of green-thumb master gardeners

    Fall training means you can join the ranks of green-thumb master gardeners
    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the national cooperative extension system — a fitting time to spotlight the master gardeners who play a large role in the organization's goals to assist and educate gardeners everywhere, especially in...
  • We're lovin' our fuss-free, 3-year-old Bermuda lawn

    We're lovin' our fuss-free, 3-year-old Bermuda lawn
    I used to think a small yard was desirable because it represented less time behind a mower. Now that we have an acre with vigorous grass, I look forward to my weekly date with the mulching Toro. Even though the mower is noisy, my thoughts still get...
  • Hearing loss has its advantages at home

    Hearing loss has its advantages at home
    I'm pretty much deaf now. The male ear can withstand only so many gripes, accusations, hissy fits and requests for cash before the eardrum itself -- like a tiny silk pizza -- just implodes on itself. My left eardrum went the other day. First, there was a...
  • Gardening in Hampton Roads: Prune plants for the right reason

    Gardening in Hampton Roads: Prune plants for the right reason
    By now, husband Ken and I have usually finished our annual pruning chores. Mother Nature's endless rain and snow, however, delayed our plans this year, so we've been spring cleaning indoors until we can get outdoors and evaluate what needs to be done....
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • The Week in Pictures | Feb. 23-28, 2015

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week, the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown was on display at the 87th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood....
  • Pictures in the News | Feb. 24, 2015

     
    In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, a Metrolink train derailed in Oxnard after slamming into a truck. At least 28 people were injured, four of them critically. The driver of the truck fled the scene but was taken into custody later, officials said....
  • Windermere Union hosts Lenten pot luck suppers on Sundays

     
    Windermere Union Church, United Church of Christ, 10710 Park Ridge-Gotha Road, will have Lenten pot luck suppers every Sunday at 5:30 p.m. until Easter.  Following the supper a program called, “The Stations of the Cross” will be presented by ...