| Mar 14, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Mistakes are the portals of discovery. At least that's what James Joyce, one of Ireland's most famous writers — and a notorious drinker — once said. The phrase rings particularly true on St. Patrick's Day, the saucy Irish holiday that is...
| May 16, 2013
| 4:51 PM
It was a feast for the eyes, ears and appetite Thursday night as the spotlight shone on City Center’s offerings of cuisine, art and music.
Taste of the Arts, the third event of its kind in Hagerstown’s Arts and Entertainment District,...
| May 7, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Glenda Norris is a member of Hagerstown Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America, a group of needleworkers who meet monthly in the Hagerstown area.
Norris is also a home cook of long standing. She learned from her mother, who called herself a "plain...
| May 8, 2013
| 5:41 AM
The first year, the invasive species garlic mustard looks like a violet, says Jacqueline Pilette, wetlands specialist with the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.
The next year, however, the biannual invasive plants shoots up, flowers and...
| May 9, 2013
To appreciate Bread & Wine, the 16-month-old restaurant in the Irving Park neighborhood, it helps to be less literal and more observant.
For instance, you might be surprised, as I was initially, to discover that the kitchen doesn't set out much bread....
| May 8, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Soon after opening Stout Irish Bar & Grill 13 months ago, the owners changed the name of their restaurant to Stout Sports Bar & Grill.
Owner Ed D'Ottavio and his three partners — all of them Irish — realized that customers were looking for...
| May 29, 2013
Is anybody else excited by the lettuce options out there these days? My local supermarket offers bagged and boxed salads in more than a dozen combinations. However, it's the clamshell boxes of miniature heads of artisanal lettuces (often with their...
| May 2, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Cumberland Valley School of Music will present the fifth annual Neighborhood Chefs' Walk Saturday, June 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. along Alexander Avenue between Carlton and Pennsylvania avenues in Chambersburg.
It will be held rain or shine.
Local chefs Roger...
| May 6, 2013
| 7:27 AM
You wouldn't believe how easy our Chicken Egg Rolls are to make. So easy in fact, you'll toss those take out menus right into the trash!
Cooking Time: 6 min
What You'll Need:
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
| Dec 17, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Few holiday seasons have come and gone without a must-have toy causing pandemonium among shoppers. In the months leading up to Christmas, one toy always seems to grab kids' attention and become a must-have item. These could be quirky digital-voiced...
| Apr 23, 2013
One of the joys of gardening is sharing your bounty.
Increasingly, though, gardeners are not only providing tomatoes to the people down the street, but entertainment as well — in the form of giant vegetables.
Handing out a few beefsteaks is...
| Apr 27, 2013
There's no doubt that vegetable gardening is hot. Folks who've never grown a radish suddenly want to plant pots or plow up their lawn so they can add fresh food to the table. The upside: You can harvest edibles untouched by synthetic chemicals, and the...