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Saint Patrick

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  • Wintertime has its own holidays, but they mostly fall flat [column]

    For a lot of years now, I've been convinced that somewhere between Halloween and the week before Thanksgiving, American society largely grinds to a halt for the holiday season. Aside from essential activities, just about every waking hour is consumed...
  • NBC cans Leno again -- do they really mean it this time?

    NBC cans Leno again -- do they really mean it this time?
    Jay Leno had to know the head honchos at NBC were gunning for him when he told the following joke last Monday night: "You know the whole legend of St. Patrick, right?" he asked the audience in his opening monologue. "St. Patrick drove all the snakes out...
  • March over for food and fun before Easter bunny's arrival later this month

    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....
  • Share lessons of Lent during fellowship hours at churches [Column]

    Walking the path leading us to Holy Week is more meaningful when shared with fellow believers. The Greater Lansdowne Interfaith Partnership provides a way by hosting Wednesday evening get-togethers throughout the 40 days of Lent, with potluck suppers at 6...
  • Live to celebrate again

    As saints go, possibly only St. Valentine is more thoroughly integrated into American pop culture than St. Patrick. Though their stories are rote to the faithful, they are perhaps less well known to the public at large. St. Valentine, whose feast day...
  • History Matters: Essay on Ireland lands Ellicott City 12-year-old second prize in newspaper contest

    100 Years Ago Irish eyed Ellicott City Boy Gets A Prize In the Baltimore News contest for the best essays by children, 12-year old Noble Watkins, of Ellicott City, was awarded the second prize for the following essay. "Essay On Ireland: Ireland is a...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Bumping into Father Flynn once again

    I first came face to face with Father Flynn in 1957. I was in the fifth grade and I had to answer for the D grades Sister Mary Judith gave me in behavior. Father told me I would hang from the flagpole at Saint Frances of Rome if I were to continue such...
  • Seniors on the Go: Travel with a focus, Part 2: Faith-based travel

    Seniors on the Go: Travel with a focus, Part 2: Faith-based travel
    As noted last week, travel can be far more interesting when you have something specific in mind that you want to see or do. And tour operators are happy to oblige with hundreds of special-interest tours. Those tours can often be a good choice, but they...
  • Join storyteller Ingrid Bohn for some Irish (and other) tales

     
    Don't miss your last chance to bring the kids for a storytelling session at 2 p.m. Sunday at Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem. The Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild's final teller of its children's storytelling series is Ingrid Bohn who invites families on a...
  • Jay Leno insulting his NBC bosses is kind of insulting

     
    One thing you can say for Jay Leno, his chin isn’t his only huge physical attribute. You gotta be impressed by a guy whose paycheck is in the several-kajillion-dollar range and can nevertheless stand on a stage in front of......
  • Fallon's in, Leno's out: NBC courts younger viewers

    Fallon's in, Leno's out: NBC courts younger viewers
    NBC ramped up its fight to gain a younger late-night audience by confirming Wednesday that Jimmy Fallon will take over as host of "The Tonight Show" in 2014. Ending weeks of gossip, NBC made the announcement that current host Jay Leno would end his...
  • Chicago's top Irish stores

    Chicago's top Irish stores
    Undoubtedly, many retailers around Chicago every St. Patrick’s Day season sell the “Kiss me I’m Irish” buttons and green plastic hats, but stores featured here go beyond the clichés of leprechauns and rainbows. From baked goods...