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Lent

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  • 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,...
  • Mardi Gras: Celebrate with king cake and 16 additional recipes

    Mardi Gras: Celebrate with king cake and 16 additional recipes
    Mardi Gras is Tuesday -- do you have your king cake? At first sight, it may come across as, well, a little unusual. A large wreath-shaped cake bedazzled in vibrant shades of purple, green and gold — there's nothing subtle about it. It might be...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • 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:...