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Lent

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Top Lent Articles

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  • Lent: A perfect time to try veganism

    Lent: A perfect time to try veganism
    This Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus' 40 days of fasting in the desert before launching his ministry. But meat-free Lent is much more than a...
  • Club Calendar for Feb. 16

    Club meetings, events, luncheons and more. WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18 Kiwanis Club of Grayslake: Noon at State Bank of the Lakes, 50 Commerce Drive. Libertyville Lions Club: 7 p.m. at Libertyville Civic Center, 125 W. Church St. Collects used eye glasses,...
  • This Lent, let's move beyond navel-gazing

    I was under the influence of a nerdy-cute camp counselor in high school when I decided to give up meat for Lent. My resolve held until my first trip to a sub shop, where the call of deli slices overcame any desire to impress my crush. What I didn't...
  • It's not what we put in our mouths, it's what comes out

    Many Christians will begin to journey on a path simply referred to as Lent. The Lenten period gives us all a period of time that should be used wisely. All of us are given 60 minutes in an hour and 24 hours in a day. These are ample periods of time to do...
  • Citadel's Summerall Guards to march in Mardi Gras parades

    The Citadel's Summerall Guards are performing in a number of parades during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The Summerall Guards, comprised entirely of seniors, are the silent precision drill platoon from the military college in Charleston. The guards...
  • Tell us about your fastnachts

    It's that time of year again. As we approach Lent, our thoughts turn to fastnachts, those delicious Pennsylvania Dutch doughnuts traditionally eaten in the days leading up to Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras. The word fastnacht means "the night before the...
  • Mardi Gras events that focus on food

    Mardi Gras events that focus on food
    Mardi Gras may conjure Carnival celebrations with beads, masks and lots of drinking, but its roots are tied to indulging in food on the last day before fasting during Lent. While it’s celebrated in several cities, New Orleans seems as famous for its...
  • Scratching Post for Feb. 12, 2015

    St. Mary Church in Crown Point is preparing for its 150th anniversary. Plans are under way for a new directory. Diane Reimer is looking for pictures of a lighted field that was dedicated at St. Mary's in 1935. They found the newspaper story about the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cajun vs. Creole: Do you know the difference?

     Cajun vs. Creole: Do you know the difference?
    Mention "Cajun" or "Creole," and you're likely to think of gumbo or any of the other iconic dishes that have put Louisiana on the culinary map: jambalaya, red beans and rice or the decadent crawfish etouffee. While these dishes tend to fall collectively...