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Ash Wednesday

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  • Audacious engineering paved the way for 1964 opening of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

    Audacious engineering paved the way for 1964 opening of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
    Fifty years after mesmerized motorists made their first wide-eyed trip across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel on April 15, 1964, the seemingly endless, 17.6-mile expanse of elevated trestles, high-level bridges and underwater tunnels once hailed as an...
  • Highland Park communities celebrate Easter

    Highland Park communities celebrate Easter
    Easter, said the Rev. Thomas Baldonieri, pastor at St. James Parish in Highwood, "is truly a joyful time of the year, especially after participating in the Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and alms-giving." Capping Holy Week, area churches are...
  • Church of Nativity to host Easter Mass at Towson U.

    For many Christians, Easter morning is a time when churchgoers flock to their places of worship to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. One church in Timonium, however, is sending its parishioners away — specifically, 3 miles south along York...
  • No need for prayers, just do your job [Letter]

    No need for prayers, just do your job [Letter]
    I've been following the debate over the Carroll County commissioners opening their meetings with Christian prayer ("Carroll commissioners vote to halt sectarian prayers," April 8). For some reason, there are people who can't seem to get down to business...
  • Audacious engineering forged the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel 50 years ago

    Audacious engineering forged the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel 50 years ago
    Fifty years after mesmerized motorists made their first wide-eyed trip across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge­-Tunnel, the seemingly endless, 17.6-mile expanse of elevated trestles, high-level bridges and deep underwater tunnels once hailed as an engineering...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Swiss-American Fife And Drum Connection

    About forty years ago Swiss fifers and drummers began coming to the United States. The first contact was with the Ancient Mariners of Connecticut. From this first contact a group called the Swiss Mariners were formed. This was to be the first Swiss...
  • Rev. Kevin Swann's religion column: The Greatest Joy is Found in Helping Others

    On March 5th, Christians around the world celebrated "Ash Wednesday," which is the day that starts the Lenten Season. Lent is focused around the 40 days that leads up to the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Lent is not a time of...
  • Community: Barron's pancakes still best in town

    Community: Barron's pancakes still best in town
    Years ago, when one yearned for home-cooked meals without spending hours in the kitchen, they'd head for Barron's Family Restaurant. The late Edith and Gordon Barron ran the business in several locations for more than 50 years and almost 40 years on...
  • While the seas rise in the Outer Banks and elsewhere in NC, science treads water

    RODANTHE, N.C. Coastal geologist Stan Riggs, who tracks the ups and downs of North Carolina's shoreline, needed a bullhorn to make himself heard above a roaring nor'easter that had toyed with the Outer Banks for two days. He climbed down from the ridge...
  • Catholics reflect on first year of people's pope

    SEATTLE In November, the priest at Assumption Catholic Church in North Seattle mailed a letter of welcome to parishioners, including members long dormant those divorced and remarried, gay, tired or simply disillusioned. "We are living in exciting times,"...
  • Pictures in the News | March 6, 2014

     
    In Thursday's Pictures in the News, a NASA-funded sounding rocket launches into an aurora over Venetie, Alaska, in the early morning. Pretoria, South Africa: Olympian Oscar Pistorius listens to evidence from a witness speaking about the morning of the...