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2008-10-07 06:00:44

DUMPLING SALE: The Ephrata Cloister, 632 W. Main St., Ephrata, will hold its annual apple dumpling sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10 and 11. Apple dumplings are $3.50. They will be available for take-out only on Friday. Hot dumplings will be served along with hot dogs, vegetable soup and coffee on Saturday. Proceeds will be used to purchase original Ephrata Cloister artifacts. For more information, call 733-6600. ANTIQUES: The Ephrata Elks, 170 Akron Road,...

2008-10-01 09:00:32

By THERESA CURRY By Theresa Curry Correspondent Eleanor Porambo has fit more into her lifetime than a city block full of most people. At the Norfolk Airport Hilton , staff members know her as "Miss Ellie," a sweet woman who brings homemade cakes, brownies and fudge to share with everyone. Porambo, 75, is a "journey ambassador." She welcomes guests and answers questions about the hotel's accommodations with friendly concern. She's tougher, though, than anyone might imagine. She's...

2008-07-01 21:00:14

By Ellen DiPronio Sonnenberg Cuisine today is different from that of the past because of health consciousness and our busy lifestyles. It's low fat, no fat, low carbs, no carbs, one-dish meals, light, easy and instant everything. My concern is that those tasty, nutritious and cheap recipes that were created and enjoyed so long ago will be lost. Many were ethnic, brought here from the "old country" or learned from other immigrants. Some imaginatively used the products that were on hand - -...

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2005-08-13 09:33:08

HONG KONG (AP) -- A Japanese champion eater fended off 30 challengers to win a dumpling eating contest in Hong Kong Saturday, downing 83 steamed dumplings in eight minutes. In his first contest in Hong Kong, Takeru Kobayashi, 27, picked up the vegetarian dumplings with chopsticks and swallowed many of them almost effortlessly. The professional competitive eater even flaunted his abdominal muscle after he finished eating. Hong Kong's Johnny Wu came in second place with 76 dumplings. Some...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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