| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:32 PM
The state's key 2014 FCAT testing season kicks off for Central Florida students next month on the same week as Passover and Good Friday, a calendar collision that worries some parents and religious leaders.
Central Florida schools begin administering the...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Throughout the 40 years Yvonne and Steve Trother have been members of Reformation Lutheran Church in Newport News, they come back again and again for its annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper.
On Tuesday, members of the church, including the Trothers,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Church of the Holy Family will offer a sit down (or take out) Lenten Fish Fry for the community on Ash Wednesday, March 5 from 4:30 to 7 p.m., on all Fridays beginning March 7 through April 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Good Friday, April 18 from 4 to...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Thanks to this winter's snow, which can be measured in feet, many schoolchildren in the Lehigh Valley will be sitting in classes well into June.
Parkland students will be going until June 20 and Nazareth Area and East Penn students until June 18....
| Feb 25, 2014
| 9:54 AM
East Penn School District has extended the school year to June 17 to make up for days lost to winter storms.
"Because all of our buildings have air conditioning, we can go longer if we have to," said school Superintendent Thomas L. Seidenberger said at...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:20 AM
There’s a whiff of publicity stunt about Esquire magazine’s decision to name Pope Francis its “Best Dressed Man of 2013.” But the magazine’s editors are pretty astute in recognizing that the pope’s “black shoes...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Ever since the 1882 premiere of Richard Wagner's final stage work, "Parsifal," at the composer's custom-built opera house in Bayreuth, Germany, performers have wrestled mightily with the problems inherent in this long, ambiguous, enigmatic, gloriously...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:48 PM
Linda Valez's family begged her to come live with them. But the mother of seven repeatedly refused, cheerfully offering relatives a tour of her "home" underneath a stairwell in a Wheaton parking garage.
A pile of blankets and a pillow served as her...
| Oct 1, 2013
In the 2012 elections, J Street, the relatively new pro-Israel lobby whose stated purpose is to promote a progressive peace agenda in the Middle East, says its PAC disbursed more than $1.8 million to candidates from 26 states, thus helping eight Senate...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
On my last visit to Toledo, it seemed holier than ever: Dark El Greco clouds threatened overhead, stark against bright, clear horizons. Hail pelted the masses of people clogging the streets as they awaited the Good Friday procession.
A look back at my...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 6:24 PM
This year is the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s decision to violate an injunction forbidding him to pray, sing or march in public in Birmingham, Ala. On Good Friday 1963 (which fell on April 12 that year), King led a march from...