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Lent

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  • 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,"...
  • The art behind Baltimore's ever-colorful Caribbean Carnival parade

    The art behind Baltimore's ever-colorful Caribbean Carnival parade
    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. "My costumes...
  • Tiger lilies also aren't native and are less invasive

    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...
  • Celeb phone-hacking case: Hollywood's bare-naked ladies, but where are the men?!

    "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...
  • Lehigh Valley Call Board:

    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...
  • National Pancake Day: Five pancake recipes and free pancakes at IHOP

    National Pancake Day: Five pancake recipes and free pancakes at IHOP
    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...
  • Carroll prayer controversy gives Christianity a bad name [Letter]

    Carroll prayer controversy gives Christianity a bad name [Letter]
    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...
  • 40 lazy Lent ideas for those who don't want to try too hard

    40 lazy Lent ideas for those who don't want to try too hard
    Today is Ash Wednesday and people all over the world are giving up things for Lent.  If you haven't decided or are having second thoughts on what you will be sacrificing for the next 40 days, here's some easy and down right lazy ideas that can still...
  • Ash Wednesday's rituals and symbols [Commentary]

    In our religious relationships there are frequently rituals and symbols: the sign of the cross, prayers, special embraces, a kiss. These customs are expressions of our humility, love and heartfelt needs. Many people who seldom go to church make a...
  • Commentary: A truly fascinating exploration: the Gospels

    In the church we have liturgical seasons. We begin our year with the season of Advent. We celebrate Christmas and Epiphany, move into a bit of Ordinary Time, and then it's on to Ash Wednesday and the Lenten season. We celebrate Easter and its season....