| Feb 28, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Tuesday is National Pancake Day at IHOP. Until 10 p.m., IHOP restaurants nationwide are offering guests a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In return for the free pancakes, guests are encouraged to make a voluntary donation to support the local...
| Apr 8, 2012
Alice Brown remembers the moment of dread when doctors diagnosed her with cancer. She imagines her terror and despair were much like what Jesus felt when he was sentenced to die on the cross.
Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy seemed to defeat the...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:28 PM
Go Red for Women
Kelly Perkins, a mountain climber and outdoor enthusiast who received a heart transplant in 1995, will be the keynote speaker at the eighth annual Go Red for Women Luncheon at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort, 1221 W. Coast Hwy.,...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 8:36 AM
'Let the Earth Be Glad' — A concert tour of sacred music of the Carpathian Mountains, Thu., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., St. Gregory of Nyssa Church, 12420 Old Gunpowder Road Spur, Beltsville. Performed by The seminary choir of The...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 6:03 AM
There is no earthly good reason to have a bare yard in the winter, especially if you grow Hellebores, sometimes called Christmas Rose or Lenten Rose, depending on their bloom time.
Bill Kidd, a horticulturist with McDonald Garden Center and an avid...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 7:07 PM
Fasting might seem a grim topic in the midst of the Orange County Fair, beach picnics and the start of the Olympic Games. But highly observant Jews took part last weekend in Tisha B'Av, a 25-hour fast from food and drink to mark the destruction of the...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Are you ready for some gumbo?
At 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, when the Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, much of Baltimore will be watching, either from their stadium seats in New Orleans or here at home.
Ravens fans not...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 6:13 PM
— In a city where even funerals turn into parties, New Orleans rarely lacks for an excuse to strike up the band, boil up some crayfish and swirl together a daiquiri.
But with the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras landing this month, New Orleans never has...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 5:43 AM
Gardening in shade can be just as beautiful as gardening in sun when you work with what you have. Here are some shade gardening tips from the National Garden Bureau ... www.ngb.org.
Gardening in shade
1) Shade gardening often means trying to plant among...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 2:10 PM
I'm not sure if it was the influence of some carne asada fries during a recent trip to San Diego or a dinner at Guelaguetza accompanied by a particularly potent dose of mezcal, but I had a dream about mole fries a few weeks ago. It was a rather vivid one,...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 8:16 AM
Darden Restaurants Inc.’s efforts to spruce up Olive Garden’s lagging sales, including national promotions and cost cuts, were “less effective than anticipated,” the company said while announcing its fiscal fourth-quarter...