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Lent

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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • Elaine L. Thorpe, church organist

    Elaine L. Thorpe, church organist
    Elaine L. Thorpe, a longtime church organist and choir director at Dundalk United Methodist Church, died Oct. 16 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications from Alzheimer's disease. She was 87. The daughter of Henry Rudolph Pfeiffer, a...
  • 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,"...