| Feb 9, 2015
| 1:05 PM
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...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 2:38 PM
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...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 8:51 AM
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...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 7:52 AM
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...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 10:25 AM
Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich on Ash Wednesday extended an invitation to people across the city to participate in the Festival of Forgiveness during the second weekend of Lent.
Two dozen Roman Catholic parishes, shrines and campus ministry sites in...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 9:32 AM
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...
| Feb 1, 2015
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...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 3:00 AM
I grew up Catholic, back in the days when that meant that every Friday was a meatless Friday (Catholic kids have it so easy these days). And my mom was an old-school Irish cook (killing germs was Job One) who did unspeakable things to fresh fish. And so I...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 5:49 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
Because Danica Patrick seems to crash anytime Denny Hamlin (or anyone else, for that matter) gets close to her, I think NASCAR needs to begin work immediately on some form of high-tech force-field technology....
| Feb 18, 2015
| 9:49 PM
Two deacons, one Episcopal, one Catholic, were standing on a street in Beverly Hills, in front of Tiffany's, across from Louis Vuitton.
It could have been the set-up for a joke — and some passersby thought it might be. Or maybe somebody was...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 11:44 AM
Fastnacht Day was a sweet day for the Valley's three Wegmans locations.
Wegmans-Bethlehem sold the highest number of fastnachts out of the chain's 85 locations, followed by Wegmans-Allentown at second and Wegmans-Nazareth at third.
"The Lehigh Valley...