| Nov 8, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
It's just one of about 100 costumes that band leader Kenley Shortmus John of Baltimore makes from scratch each year, when his designs will be showcased in the annual Baltimore/Washington One Caribbean Carnival, held this weekend.
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Q: I am a volunteer who is taking care of the Revolutionary War Memorial site at First and Market. The site is also referred to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This summer I noticed plants that were coming up out of the brush behind the fence and another...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"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...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 6:04 PM
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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:55 AM
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...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:28 AM
As a kid growing up Catholic, my meatless-Friday options included canned tuna, grilled cheese, tomato soup and whatever nasty fish my mom would slap in a fry pan.
Mind you, I grew up Old School Catholic. Back then, we still had limbo, purgatory was...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:22 PM
Lent is a time when less can mean more, especially in the kitchen. Going without need not be faced with a frown. Let dietary restrictions spur creativity and boost flavor, however modest the meal.
Fish, for those whose faith traditions permit it, can...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:17 PM
When is a twist on something so different that it doesn't resemble the original at all? This might be one of those times.
When Lenten observances demand a meatless meal, the pepper and egg sandwich is a favorite for its fat strips of sauteed green...
| May 18, 2014
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:30 AM
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...