The Irish may not be known for being the world's best chefs, but they sure do have some recipes that are appetizing and easy to make. With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, use this guide to Irish foods for a tasty meal to share with friends.
The Blair poms squad earned fifth place in the Montgomery County Division II Pompon Championship held at Blair on Saturday. First place went to Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and second and third places went to Gaithersburg and Clarksburg, respectively.
The previews were bad; that usually says something. A dead woman follows around her ex-fianc"'s new flame in order to keep her love safe and happy? Who would want to see that movie? Who would even want to make that movie? Unfortunately, the previews are basically as good as it gets. "Over Her Dead Body," an attempt at a romantic comedy that dies on-screen and doesn't revive itself for the whole hour-plus runtime.
The death yesterday of Washington Redskins' safety Sean Taylor was undeniably a tragedy. Taylor was a mere 24 years old and left behind a young fiancée and an infant daughter. But the response to his murder has provoked in the community calls into question society's tendency to mourn the death of a public figure while ignoring the everyday passings of ordinary people.
The area's country buffs found it "a good night/to be out there soakin' up the moonlight," on Saturday when Brad Paisley and his entourage hit the Nissan Pavilion stage for a sold-out show of more than 20,000 fans. On the road for his latest album "5th Gear," Paisley serenaded fans with a mix of his latest chart-toppers and celebrated classics.
The popular series "Grey's Anatomy" premiered on ABC Sept. 27 missing one key element: excitement. Fans of the show were left in awe at the end of the previous season from all the drama that had occurred within the one-hour finale. All those who tuned in on Thursday, however, found that the show's signature sparkle that had been put on pause over the summer hiatus failed to ignite as the series geared up for season four.
Parties and gatherings can sometimes take turns for the worse, but if you have this Mexican bean dip ready for guests, no one will leave disappointed. Partygoers will gather 'round the snack table just to get a chip full of this great — and easy to make — dip!
*SPOILER ALERT* For the past 735 days, diehard Harry Potter fans have been left in the dark, wondering who will die, who will prevail and who will come together to fight in the final Harry Potter book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," which comes out July 21. Since the sixth book was released, numerous websites, books and articles have been created to predict how this popular series will end. So, two muggles have put their heads together to speculate on seven of the questions left unanswered by the first six books.
Blair is a school filled with different cultures, backgrounds, beliefs and ideologies. There are students and faculty who have come to Blair from all over the world, and French teacher Mbaya Kabemba fits right in among the diverse population.
Girl meets boy. Boy gets girl pregnant. Boy and girl have to work out their differences in order to have baby together. Really, it's not at all an original or fresh plot, but director Judd Apatow is able to put a comedic, inspiring spin on the age-old story, making it a movie definitely worth its ridiculously long playing time.
Singing country music comes with a stereotype: the tragic inability to escape honky-tonk, badonk-a-donk and that B-B-Q stain on a white t-shirt. Veteran country singer Martina McBride, whose latest album, "Waking Up Laughing" hit stores April 3, can't seem to override the trash talking.
MAY 7, BLAZER FIELD— Blair softball clinched their division-leading 13th victory of the season last night against the Magruder Colonels 5-0. The Blazers' potent bats took a while to warm up, but once they came alive, the Blazers coasted to a solid win. The Blazers will look to carry the momentum from this victory with them into their first round playoff game against county foe Richard Montgomery.
Sherwood snapped Blair softball's seven-game winning streak, edging the Blazers 2-0 on senior night. The game was much anticipated as Sherwood was Blair's only regular season loss last year. According to Coach Louis Hoelman, Blair (11-2) and Sherwood (13-1) have been the top softball teams in the county for the past three years, and each has won two division titles. Despite the game's final score, Blair's defense kept them in the game through seven innings.
With the third quarter winding down (phew) and AP exams just around the corner, we're all feeling stressed and irritable. First come the re-take quizzes (after which you wish you'd actually studied so you hadn't failed the first time around), the 16 tests jammed into the last week before grades are entered, and all those after school hours of spring sports: you can't go home and sleep after a dreadful day of three math re-takes and a Latin oral; instead you have to lace up your cleats and head out to softball or lacrosse or Tiddlywinks.
Blair's promising softball team started the season on the right foot, beating the Blake Bengals 13-0 at home. The game ended after just five innings due to the mercy rule, after Blair went up by 10 runs. Judging by the offensive production and strong defensive effort, the Blazers look poised to accomplish great things this season.
A PG movie on a Saturday night is not usually where a sixteen-year-old wants to find herself, among small children, all slurping their non-caffeinated sodas and chomping on popcorn while giggling amongst themselves and talking loudly to anyone who will listen. But "The Ultimate Gift" fortunately kept the kids quiet and allowed parents, babysitters and siblings to enjoy the nice moral behind the story of the movie.
Be prepared to be blown away by Hollywood glitz and entertainment at its best! In recent years the Oscars have been one of the most anticipated entertainment event of the entire year. And if the extent of anticipation is any indication of how exciting they will be, then this year looks likely to be more exciting than the super bowl, the recent elections and the return of "Lost" combined.
Top six of '06 Now that the year 2006 is over (and did it fly by or what?), SCO has decided to take a brief look back at some of the best films of the year. A few of these films are still out in theatres, having such great appeal that viewers like you kept going back to see them, but a few of them are already out on video, ready for you to snatch up at your local Blockbuster. So sit back, relax and read about what SCO picked as the top six movies of 2006.
The JV boys' basketball team, which started the season with a solid 3-0 record, fell to 3-1 Thursday after a disappointing loss to the Blake Bengals 47-34. Though the Blazers dominated the first half, the Bengals took control in the second half, and simply outscored the Blazers en route to their victory.
Ever wish you could just take a quick holiday? Leave town—and everyone in it—and just set off on an adventure by yourself for two weeks, so that you can start over? In "The Holiday," Amanda and Iris are able to do just that.
Not many films can leave viewers with a happy feeling as they exit the theatre, and not many can boast of keeping the audience laughing throughout the entire film. But "Happy Feet," directed by George Miller, does just that: leaves its audience with stomachs that ache from laughing but hearts full of delight.
"Flushed Away" is a hit with kids. A big hit. So big, it was sold out the night after it premiered and was then packed the next day with youngsters ready to laugh their pants off and have the time of their lives. And that's saying something.
Remember the days of "The OC" season one, when the show was a Wednesday night phenomena? When your entire AIM Buddy List would be full of away messages that said it was "OC time!" By season two, the craze had died down, and by the end of the third season, only a few straggling fans remained as loyal watchers every Thursday, hoping that their once all-time favorite show could somehow redeem itself. We're two of those straggling fans here to take a look at the newest season, which starts Nov. 2, at 9 p.m. on FOX, and evaluate whether creator Josh Schwartz can pick up the shards of his seemingly shattered show.
When Halloween rolls around, many preparations for the big day come along with it. You have to get a great, original costume; you have to stock up on tons of candy for the neighborhood kids; you have to plan your night well, whether it involves trick-or-treating, going to a party or watching scary movies with friends; and you have to carve a great jack-o-lantern for your doorstep.
Tomorrow, more than a thousand people will gather at the small field behind St. Bernadette Catholic School for the 10th anniversary of Becca's Run. They are not gathering there for Mass, they aren't there to watch their kids play baseball, football, or soccer. Each year, thousands have gathered to run the local 5K race—or 2 mile walk—that is in memory of Rebecca Lilly, so that, maybe one day, there will be a cure for cancer.
Every once in a while an awesome animated film comes out and wows audiences everywhere despite their age. Movies such as Shrek and Toy Story are lucky enough to go down in history as truly inspired. But "Open Season," while appropriate and fun for young kids, does not please the older viewer like its better counterparts.
The power and backup generators at Blair failed at 8 a.m. due to external causes that are still unknown. The outage lasted for 15 minutes, during which time students and staff were instructed to stay in their rooms. Several rooms in the building remained in complete darkness. Blair's entire first block was affected by what Building Services officer Reginald Tobin thinks "could have been a [power] substation outside."
There have been great basketball movies in that past that work to include a well-written story, high-quality acting, first-class moves and fast paced, energizing music. Preston A. Whitmoore II's "Crossover" just isn't among them.
Soda bread is a tasty Irish treat.
The cheese and a pinch of pepper finish the soup off nicely.
Now for the staple ingredient: the yummy cabbage.
The stock makes the mixture soupy, and the beans add a different taste.
Garlic and onions add some flavor to the soup.
The potatoes, salt and oil go into the pot first.
Getting the ingredients together is the first step in the soup-making process.
The Virgin Irish Rose is the perfect refreshment for St. Patrick's Day.
Brad Paisley performs his chart-topper "Online" at Nissan Pavilion on Oct. 6.
This scrumptious bean dip is always a crowd favorite.
McMahon belts out the lyrics to "Bruised."
Lead singer Andrew McMahon is accompanied by bassist Jonathan Sullivan on one of Jack's Mannequin's hit singles, titled "Dark Blue."