| 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...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens is, of course, the great repository of the work of the great Czech-American sculptor. But its gallery hosts rotating exhibitions of work by other artists.
There are also special events scheduled all year, a...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 12:38 PM
William “Bill” Byers was a beloved teacher in Washington County.
He taught 42 years for the county school system, the last 29 as a driver’s education teacher at Williamsport High School, where he taught countless teenagers to drive....
| May 19, 2013
It was Good Friday in 1975.
The Vietnam War was coming to an end, and I was going to school at Mount Saint Mary’s college in Emmittsburg during the day while working as a correction officer at the Maryland Correctional Institution at night.
| Apr 23, 2013
| 7:35 AM
To counter the now-well-publicized culture of rape in India, three engineers in Chennai said in March that they are about to send to the market women's anti-rape lingerie, which will provide both a stun-gun-sized blast of electricity against an...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 2:11 PM
On the surface, Jennifer Poffenberger's life seems fairly normal.
She has been married for 22 years, is the mother of two teenage boys and has a full-time job.
Like other parents, she's involved in her children's activities and finds time to volunteer...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 9:05 AM
100 Years Ago
Civil War reunion
From a Times article headlined "The Blue and the Gray" —
"The fiftieth anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg will be celebrated July 3rd and 4th and will be one of the most important celebrations of the 20th...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Joyce Elaine Beaumont Brace died in the early morning of Good Friday, March 29, 2013. She
suffered a broken pelvis on Christmas Eve followed by a broken hip on March 11th which necessitated surgery. Unfortunately the surgery resulted in a paralyzing...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Most people remember the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in January for his birthday. We certainly do at Fairview Community Church. We always hold a special service in honor of his legacy.
But remembering his birth and remembering his death are two...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 8:10 AM
The sign hanging above New Life Christian Center is simple, spelling out "church" in red letters.
New Life's pastor, the Rev. Archie Harris, said he was saving money by only purchasing the six-letter sign when the church moved to Laurel's Pheasant Run...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 9:10 PM
When I vacationed in Alaska a couple of years ago, I learned for the first time that winter can be used as a verb.
It means to spend the darkest, coldest months of the year somewhere else. It occurred to me today that the meaning of a simple word like...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 6:14 PM
The annual Way of the Cross observance in Havre de Grace began at noon Friday, as participants walked to several points in the city in this decades old Good Friday tradition organized by the Susquehanna Ministerium.
"This is my 21st year and it...