| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:57 PM
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...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:29 PM
A North Dakota Catholic high school principal has been charged with setting fire to the building, forcing classes to be canceled for the week and rendering the half-century-old schoolhouse unusable until at least summer.
Thomas Joseph Sander, 30, is...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 9:39 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. — When Jackie Yerby and a small band of devout Catholics go to the cathedral for Mass this Ash Wednesday, they will be sending an unmistakable message. Pinned to their lapels will be big white buttons that proclaim, "Catholic...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:38 AM
For those of you who think Mardi Gras is just about free pancakes and colorful beads, think again. Mardi Gras, which literally means Fat Tuesday, is deeply embedded in the Christian ethos, with a rich tradition of carefree, excessive pleasure and acting...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:38 AM
With a smudge of ash on his forehead and a friendly smile lighting up his face, the Rev. Kristofer Lindh-Payne will be spending Ash Wednesday greeting morning and evening commuters at the Ridgely Road light rail station.
After a hearty "Good morning,"...
| Mar 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...
| Mar 5, 2014
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in the Big Easy, as revelers throw beads in the rain to crowds below from the balcony during Mardi Gras festivities in the French Quarter in New Orleans. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash...
| Feb 22, 2012
Ash Wednesday is Feb. 22 this year, the start of the Lenten season in the Western church. Many will observe Lent by giving up meat as a mark of contrition but as my Good Eating story “Fish again? 5 strategies for serving salmon for Lenten meals&...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 9:24 AM
Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Enjoy a taste of something sweet at the 22nd annual Chocolate Festival in downtown Rehoboth Beach on Saturday, March 3. The festival includes a seven-category chocolate baking contest open to all levels of skill,...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 7:54 AM
Mardi Gras Casino (831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-924-3200, MardiGrasCasino.com) has music, parties and promotions this week celebrating its raison d'etre: Fat Tuesday itself.
The celebration before Ash Wednesday comes a little early...
| Feb 16, 2012
At first sight, it comes 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 flavored simply with a touch of cinnamon sugar, or maybe it's...