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Ash Wednesday

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  • King cakes are a great way to indulge before Lent

    King cakes are a great way to indulge before Lent
    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...
  • Be the Mardi Gras king and queen

    Be the Mardi Gras king and queen
     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...
  • Pancakes are traditional Fat Tuesday fare

    Pancakes are traditional Fat Tuesday fare
    Come Tuesday, if you aren't marching in a parade or eating a King cake in celebration of Carnival or Mardi Gras, there's a good chance you'll be eating pancakes. That is the other traditional food of Fat Tuesday. Also known as Shrove Tuesday, the...
  • Ash Wednesday is today

    Ash Wednesday is today
    Christians in several traditions observe today as Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. The season is a period of solemnity before Easter, the traditional observance of Jesus' resurrection, which will fall this year on April 8. Ash Wednesday takes its name...
  • Fish Fridays: More ideas for cooking salmon

    Fish Fridays: More ideas for cooking salmon
    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&...
  • Devout mark start of Lent

    Christians crowded into local churches Wednesday, joining their counterparts around the world to mark the start of Lent with the traditional application of ashes to the forehead. The 40-day Lenten season is regarded by Roman Catholics and others as...
  • On Faith: The meaning of Lent

    This week some of us wore dark smudges on our foreheads. Maybe you were one of us. Smudge wearers grow less each decade. Even many of those who share Christ's name graciously decline to wear smudge marks. The smudge, of course, is ash from Ash...
  • Tuesday is National Pancake Day at IHOP

    Tuesday is National Pancake Day at IHOP
    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...
  • Letter: Pleased with Ash Wednesday coverage

    Editor: Thank you very much for the excellent article, "A renewal of faith marked by ashes" that was published in the Feb. 22 issue of The Aegis. It was well written and reflected excellent insight into the meaning and history of this holy day. The...
  • March snow? It usually happens

    Any hopes for (or dread of) any significant snowfall rest on March weather known for its unpredictability. Baltimore hasn't seen significant snowfall in the first month of spring since 2009, when a storm blanketed the region with 7 inches. Here is the...
  • 50 years ago, Ocean City was washing away

    50 years ago, Ocean City was washing away
    On a snowy night 50 years ago, University of Maryland senior Janet Holland tuned in to the CBS Evening News not expecting to hear a report on her hometown of Ocean City. "Walter Cronkite basically indicated the city was washing away," she recalled. A...