St. Patrick S Day
Latoya Rivera, Merrillville | "For some, but not for me. But there are some holidays that I think are good, like Valentine's. It's about love, and it's romantic."
Julene Melendez, Portage | "I think so. It's celebrating a happy thing, and it's positive. It puts endorphins in your blood!"
Javier Melendez, Portage | "I think it is. This year with the winter we had, St. Patrick's is a holiday that looks forward to spring and the warm weather. It's also time to have a cold beer."
Ed Lozano, Cedar Lake | "Yes, it's great to celebrate everyone's heritage."
Carolyn Hooker, Homewood | "I think so. It depends on the holiday. It has significance to people. It's an opportunity to cultivate a tradition on certain holidays, making lifelong memories."
Cindy Oakley, Ottawa | "Yes, for several reasons. They're historical events. It's to celebrate people's heritage, it adds fun, and it makes us laugh and be happy."
Alternative St. Patrick's Day suggestions this year include Irish writer Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths available on DVD and live-streaming; the last weekend for Mitch Markovitz's work at the Indiana Welcome Center and the most Roman of Shakespeare's plays set in modern Washington.---Pa…
Three Floyds' Dark Lord Day tickets go on sale on St. Patrick's Day, though the Munster mega-event is not until April 28th. And if you don't have a ticket you have no hope of getting a beer.---- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore magazine
There was a time when I found St. Patrick's menus deeply troubling. Green beer, black pudding and bacon taken from the back of a pig could be downright sickening to contemplate. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore magazine
Tomorrow, at a theater near you, the opening of The Lorax movie and a party for Dr. Seuss's 109th b-day at Fernwood Botanical Garden in Niles on Saturday; also very secret exclusive Paparazzi opening Saturday in Valpo. --Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine
Porridge is hot in Ireland.
Porridge is hot in Ireland. Piping hot, with a dollop of cream, pinch of cinnamon, or drizzle of honey. Mmmm, add strawberries for sweetness. Or chopped apples for crunch.
As every Saint Patrick's Day approaches, I think of the late novelist, Maura Laverty, who told such charming tales about
VALPARAISO | Before Valparaiso Police Sgt. Steve Jackson could participate in the annual St. Baldrick's Foundation head-shaving fundraiser, he had to do two things: line up donors and -- more importantly -- grow some hair.
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