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Happy Maryland Day, dear readers! On March 25, the English ships Ark and Dove landed in St. Mary's, loaded with the first colonists for Lord Baltimore to settle here in 1634 as a Catholic colony. March 25 is a national holiday in Greece. Greeks and...
Tags: Japan, Passover, Good Friday, U.S. Congress, War of 1812
Three deer scurried past the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen as Steve Thomas and his wife, Debbie, arrived for Sunday Mass to celebrate the new spiritual leader for Roman Catholics worldwide, Pope Francis. The symbolism struck the Arbutus man, who said the...
Tags: Francis I, Steve Thomas, Poverty, Benedict XVI, William E. Lori
Uh, oh, dear readers! Unlike Julius Caesar, beware of the Ides of March, today, March 15. March is Read Across America Month. Check out a book from our local public library, 120 N. Union Ave., 410-939-6700. Happy St. Patrick's Day on Sunday, March...
This is the time of year when I feel a bit tweedy, a bit green in the wool, a bit Irish, even though the Rodricks clan from which I descend was Portuguese (Rodrigues) and not Irish (Roderick). From years of experience, I know something about the wide...
Change your clocks, dear readers! Sunday is Daylight Savings Time – set your clocks forward one hour, or you will be like the white rabbit in "Alice in Wonderland," late for a very important date. Grace Place Serving Center will serve a free,...
Spring forth as taste tempting meals, planned with budding appetites in mind, pepper local church calendars: Hop over to Violetville United Methodist Church, 3648 Coolidge Ave., Saturday, March 9, for breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 9 a.m. to noon....
Tags: Breads, Irish Soda Bread, Methodist, Cabbage, Soups
The Ravens — our champions! They are still topics of discussion as are those Super Bowl parties. Mary Lee and Dick Hilgartner divided their time between parties. They had great fun with friends from St. Pius X, out in Phoenix, for the first half...
It's March, dear readers! Will the old adage of lions and lambs ring true? Will we be in like a lion an out like a lamb, or in like a lamb and out like a lion? One never knows. Will March be traditionally windy? Hold onto your hat and we shall see....
The only questions six years ago when the tradition started in Havre de Grace were why had no one thought of it before, and why did so few people show up for the first one. This year, the event drew a reasonably healthy crowd that was very well-behaved,...
The moon reaches its “fullest” phase at 3:26 p.m. today, so when it rises at about 6:05 p.m., it will be shining brightly, with clear skies expected. The International Space Station will meanwhile make a few passes over Maryland this week, but...
Tags: Winter Solstice, Space Programs
Worshipers at a West Baltimore church donated more than 1,000 pieces of clothing to a prison re-entry program as part of their Easter Sunday services. Members of the Empowerment Temple Church were asked to forgo buying new outfits for Easter in favor...
Tags: Prisons, Empowerment Temple, Easter
Our local Girl Scout Thinking Day, which was enjoyed by girls from Daisy Scouts through Seniors last month, was planned and executed as part of Junior Troop 2264's Bronze Award. The girls chose Asia as the theme, rather than a single country. According to...
Tags: Asia, Druid Hill, Towson, Timonium, Easter
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