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Lent

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Carroll prayer controversy gives Christianity a bad name [Letter]

    Carroll prayer controversy gives Christianity a bad name [Letter]
    I, too, have followed with some interest the Carroll County commissioners' escalating debate over Christian prayer at their meetings. However, I have a different opinion than Commissioner Robin Frazier and Bruce and David Holstein ("Free speech challenged...
  • 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...
  • Ash Wednesday's rituals and symbols [Commentary]

    In our religious relationships there are frequently rituals and symbols: the sign of the cross, prayers, special embraces, a kiss. These customs are expressions of our humility, love and heartfelt needs. Many people who seldom go to church make a...
  • John Ostrowski, sausage maker

    John Ostrowski, sausage maker
    John Ostrowski, a renowned Southeast Baltimore sausage maker who refused to sell his product to supermarkets for wider distribution, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Wednesday at Somerford Place Assisted Living in Columbia. The Lutherville...