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‘The more the merrier’ not true for introverts

I like people — as long as I don't have to interact with any. It's like walking through the zoo: I'm amused by the exhibits, but as soon as a person escapes his habitat and charges me with a smile and outstretched hand, I run for cover. It's not that I can't carry on a conversation. I'm ...

For handsome or handy, hammer and duct tape handled most repairs

The great philosopher Red Green states, “Remember, if the women don’t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.” In that case, I am way beyond movie star handsome. I am drop-dead gorgeous. That’s why my wife did a drop-dead faint the last time I attempted something handy ...

Wake up and smell the chocolate chip cookies

Science says sleep deprivation can cause the brain to eat itself. This is why I always keep a healthy stash of chocolate chip cookies in my desk. Give the brain a choice between mushy gray cells or chocolate brown chips and my suspicion is it will chomp the cookies every time. Think about it. ...

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Birth

St. Joseph Warren Hospital YOUNG, Cristal and Roger, of Hubbard, a son June 26.

Birth

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital INFANTE, Elyse and Joseph, of Niles, a daughter, June 22

Births

St. Joseph Warren Hospital WILLIAMS, Xyania and Dontai Morris, of Warren, a daughter June 24. St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital INFANTE, Elyse and Joseph, of Hubbard, a son, June 22. KLINE, Kimberly and Jack, of Niles, a daughter, June 22.

Birth

St. Joseph Warren Hospital ANDERSON, Joelene and Phillip II, of Kinsman, a daughter June 22

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Patty lets Pop have his say on Father’s Day

I’m not sure how the average family celebrates Father’s Day. In mine, we try to visit with both my pop and my father-in-law on the actual date. Also, I try to make sure my son and his dad (and his godfather, too!) get a little quality time in together, as well. #lovemyboys But for me ...

Empty mugs, silent phones prove nothing lasts very long

So, a very, very, very bad horrible, awful, terrible, rotten thing happened to me this week. No, I’m not talking about the 2017 NBA Finals just yet — that’s another column for another day. (Editor’s note: Kimerer’s column deadline preceded game four. It did NOT precede her deep ...

Distasteful attacks go too far

I do not like Draymond Green. I know I’ve said it before. I will say it again. I do not like Draymond Green. One of the power forwards of the Golden State Warriors (pretty much all of whom I loathe, BTW), Green irks the ever-living daylights out of me with his arrogance, his condescending ...

Zeroing on war movies stirs patriotic passions

I’m not going to lie. I was immediately sucked in by the trailer. The soaring fighter pilots, the blazing warships, the stark, soldier-strewn beaches, the booming voice-over describing the stranded men in need of help. The big block words over the black screen, reading, “When 400,000 ...

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Sweet sizzlin’ beans! Fancy names may boost healthy dining

CHICAGO — Researchers tried a big serving of food psychology and a dollop of trickery to get diners to eat their vegetables. And it worked. Veggies given names like “zesty ginger-turmeric sweet potatoes” and “twisted citrus-glazed carrots” were more popular than those prepared ...

Health notes

SCREENING EVENT TODAY: Mercy Health - Youngstown introduces a new summer screening event, 4 to 7 p.m. today, in collaboration with St. Patrick’s Church. The event will bring screenings, health information, a rigatoni dinner and grocery giveaways to underserved members of the community, ...

Senior news

RETIREES TO MEET: Delphi/Packard retiree meeting is 11 a.m. June 28 at the union hall. Guest speaker is Gary Pilcher from the Animal Welfare League. Bring items from the wish list and the cup money will go to AWL. RETIREES FINAL BREAKFAST: St. Joseph Retirees’ final breakfast meeting before ...

Chair workout

Exercise is not just for the young and able-bodied. Movement does any body good, even if the person stays seated. Senior and fitness centers across Trumbull County offer a variety of chair exercises — workouts that can be done while seated. Focuses range from strength training to yoga to ...

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‘Paris’ fills State Theatre with dance, Gershwin songs

CLEVELAND — For dance lovers, the national tour of “An American in Paris,” which opened Tuesday for a three-week run at the State Theatre, is a must see. It’s hard to think of another recent Broadway hit that puts the emphasis on dance more than this musical, based on the 1951 Gene ...

From Theater to Special Events

Theater Regional STATE THEATRE, Playhouse Square, 1515 Euclid Ave., Cleveland: ‘‘An American in Paris,’’ through July 9. Show times are 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, $10-$95. www.playhousesquare.org or call 216-241-6000. Special ...

Theater

Local CALVIN CENTER, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown: Rust Belt Theater Company – “Miss Tuesday Night,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $15 adults and $10 students and senior citizens. 330-507-2358. KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AT TRUMBULL, 4314 Mahoning Ave. NW, Champion: Summer Stock 2017 — ...

Leanne Binder gets a little help from her friends

Tribune Chronicle After sharing the stage with Maureen Collins for a Beatles-themed cabaret show in April, Leanne Binder will be center stage for her own performance as part of the Easy Street cabaret series. Binder, who has fronted several rock bands in the Mahoning Valley over the years, ...