| Apr 16, 2015
| 3:31 PM
My high school math teacher probably thought I was on drugs.
He saw the welts running along my left arm and raised his eyebrows; before he spoke, I said, "It's from fencing." I was smugly proud of those welts, and the adrenaline was always too high to...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 11:15 AM
Each year thousands of visitors go a little buggy over Spring Fest at Purdue University. From engineering a pair of ears, touching tide-pool creatures and sampling smoked Asian carp, to taking a behind-the-scenes tour (Saturday only) of one of the nation'...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 1:42 PM
The ancient sport of fencing is not something you’ll see only at the Renaissance Festival. At the Maryland Fencing Club in Abingdon, the sport is thriving. We talked with owner Greg Paye, a certified United States Fencing Association coach, and...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 10:16 AM
Charles Horowitz, a student at Crossroads who competes for the LA International Fencing Center, captured a silver medal in cadet men's epee at the USA Fencing Junior Olympic Championships in Richmond, Va., last weekend.
Nick Itkin of Los Angeles took...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 9:46 AM
They may be short on experience, but Griswold's fencing team is large in numbers and high in enthusiasm this season. Head coach Daryl Schlender is leading a squad of 26 athletes, a substantial increase over past years, and spirit is high.
"We had a...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Michael Vinickas, coach of Bacon Academy's fencing team, said that there are about 18 students fencing competitively in total for the 2014-2015 season, with about half on the varsity level and half on JV. The team is one-third girls, with six competing...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Dressed in all-white protective gear and wearing a mask, Chris Hoffmann lunged forward. When his blade made contact with his partner, a green light flashed and a shrill bell sounded inside Catonsville's Academies of Fencing in Baltimore practice gym....
| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:59 AM
For Esther Bentolila, the right mindset is the first step to success in fencing.
"It is a lot like chess," said Bentolila, 14, who recently earned a gold medal at a national tournament in Columbus, Ohio, with a 15-10 victory over New Jersey's Casey...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Total time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Note: Silky stuffed eggplant is a wonderfully satisfying dish for casual late summer and early fall entertaining. It can be made in advance and reheated just before serving.
3 (about 1 pound each) round...
| May 9, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Active work time: 15 minutes
Total preparation time: 4 hours
1 (15-to 20-pound) turkey
Molly's Passover vegetable stuffing, cooled
1/4 cup oil
1 cup apricot preserves
Freshly ground black pepper
Heat the oven to 325 degrees. Clean the...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:07 PM
Walkers young and old stroll along a recently enhanced trail in Fairview Park, marking the cleared pathway with their footprints, which get criss-crossed by the occasional bike tires rolling through.
The nearly 400-foot-long path stretches east to west,...