LONG BEACH, Calif. — Alex Palou raised the Spanish flag over his head and hugged every teammate he could find. The first championship trophy of his professional career at last in his hands, he planted his lips on the Astor Cup and savored a dream come true.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Dak Prescott’s first home game since the star Dallas quarterback’s gruesome ankle injury at AT&T Stadium last October is the second chance for Philadelphia’s Jalen Hurts to beat the Cowboys in his home state.
For all the nation’s problems — resurgent COVID-19, tragic weather extremes and the economic tolls of both — you’d think political leaders wouldn’t crash us into an easily avoidable crisis as well. Yet here we are, facing the catastrophic threat of defaulting on the federal debt.
With games, music, theme baskets, a 50-50 raffle and the chance to feast on food ranging from bratwurst to empanadas, you might think you’re at a summer bazaar if you visit the grounds of St. Nicholas Church in Wilkes-Barre from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2.
St. Mary’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, 905 South Main St. , Wilkes-Barre, is taking pre-orders for various Middle Eastern food items. Menu items such as kibbee and stuffed grape leaves can be found on the church website at stmaryorthodox.com . Orders can be placed by following the link on the website, or by calling 570-823-6692, or 570-829-7090. Various desserts will be available for purchase at the time of pick up. All orders must be picked up at the church hall on Oct. 2 between the hours of 2 and 5 p.m. All CDC rules will be followed. Shown are members of St Mary’s food festival committee:Norman Namey, Jenell Fort, John Moses, Alyssa Fort, Kate Namey and the Rev. George Alberts.
KAMOURASKA, Quebec — When the pandemic descended, the boundless vistas and insane sunsets of Kamouraska became a distant, unattainable dream for this bicyclist from Virginia. This is one of Quebec’s most beautiful places and, for me, a yearly touchstone I could no longer touch.
Since buying the Pasta & Pizza Presto cookbook (Maxine Clarke and Shirley Gill) — on a previously mentioned trip to Vermont — I’ve made Fiorentina (with spinach, though I skipped the egg in the center), Marinara (tomato and garlic, no cheese), and smoked chicken with yellow peppers and sun-dried tomato pizzas, to name a few.
Last summer the three blueberry bushes in my mother’s backyard in Wilkes-Barre held so much fruit it seemed as if I could pick a couple hundred berries in just a few minutes. And by the time I was finished picking them, I’d notice more had ripened.