Lifestyles

Celebrate flavor of Mardi Gras

With Mardi Gras fast approaching — it’s Tuesday — I thought it might be fun to salute New Orleans’ cuisine by finding a new use for the city’s unique and far-famed Creole spice mix. Creole is the term used to describe something — or someone — of mixed European and African ...

Channel the flavor of New Orleans

Even if you’re not familiar with the name Paul Prudhomme, it’s likely you’ve enjoyed the benefits of his long and celebrated career. Prudhomme was a Louisiana-born chef who gained celebrity for his culinary expertise and larger-than-life personality. Prudhomme thrust Cajun and Creole ...

Tapping trees, baking bread fill February days

We have had a few very warm spring-like days. Son-in-law Mose took advantage of the weather and tapped our maple trees. He also tapped sister Emma and Jacob’s trees. They asked him to cook their maple syrup for them. Son-in-law Timothy is tapping their trees to make their own maple ...

Fitness Challenge enters final four weeks

The view from the top remains much the same at the halfway point of the 2017 Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge. For the third week in a row, the quintet known as Now U C Us leads the weight loss competition to benefit local charities, having lost 10.2 percent of its starting ...

Health notes

GROUP HYPNOSIS SESSION: A group hypnosis session for weight loss and stop smoking will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday at A Moment for Me Yoga Center, 8309 High St., Howland. There will be a free CD for use at home. For registration call 330-647-0399. HEARING SCREENINGS: The Niles SCOPE Senior ...

FOR RELEASE SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2017, AT 12:01 A.M. EST. Bryan Fulton, 38, tosses juggling pins in his living room in Conway, S. C., on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. Fulton spent six years as a clown touring with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey circus. The company announced it would shut down in May after 146 year run, citing higher operating costs, lower attendance and shifting public opinion regarding the treatment of animals. (Josh Bell/The Sun News via AP)

‘Professional gypsy’ recalls life with Ringling Bros.

CONWAY, S.C. — Circus props, posters, memorabilia and costumes from the soon-defunct Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus are packed away in a house in Conway. “As a performer, even 15, 20 years ago when I was on the show, you knew that it had a shelf life and you knew that ...

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS - This Jan. 22, 2017, photo shows an elephant statue in downtown Delavan, Wis. (Angela Major/The Janesville Gazette via AP)

Birthplace of circuses

DELAVAN, Wis. — Many knew Juliet for her sweet disposition and hard work as an entertainer. But the fame of the Indian elephant multiplied after her death, largely because of her burial, the Janesville Gazette reported. In 1864, while wintering with the circus in Delavan, Juliet died ...

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HOWLAND — A local auto worker is determined to turn his passions into a reality. Matt Anderson loves both board games and math. So he created a math game that he believes will be a big help to students. The struggle is producing it. Anderson, 38, a lifetime Howland resident, calls the board ...

Former postman ‘inspired’ by cards from across nation

DANBURY, Conn. — One afternoon in mid-December, Meghan Henriques-Parker visited with her grandfather at his Bethel nursing home. Jim Gaboardi’s dementia was getting worse, and the man who had once been so gregarious had barely said anything during their lunch. Then one of the workers ...

South African trip contrasts hatred, beauty

Mary Kilpatrick moved to Warren four years ago from Wooster. Her husband had inherited a farm where they grow grains and have a vineyard for family wine making. A retired chemist from Wooster College, she attended a Presbyterian Church there under a minister who was born in South Africa. He ...

Senior news

WELLNESS CLINICS: Shepherd of the Valley is offering wellness clinics at each of its locations throughout Trumbull and Mahoning counties. Each site will host one clinic every month. At Home with Shepherd, the home health branch of Shepherd of the Valley, will provide a nurse to check blood ...

Cheesy spinach lasagna wins the award for party meal

In the quest for Big Crowd Food, lasagna reigns supreme. And at this time of year, you may find yourself entertaining a big crowd for a football game party, for the Oscars or another awards show, or just because it’s cold out and it’s nice to put together a cozy gathering. This lasagna ...

Dressed up champagne

Whether you are a film fanatic or just in it for the gowns, awards season is a no-brainer excuse for a theme party. Hollywood glitz and glamour offers the perfect opportunity to pull out your fancy champagne flutes and costume jewelry for an affair to remember. Maybe you’re partial to a ...

Helping family prepare to host church services brightens days

We had a few days of sunshine, which we very much appreciated. A person is so much more energetic and life looks better when the day is sunny. We had a lot of gloomy January days when we didn’t see the sun too often. With all the solar panels we have, that can be a bad thing. We managed, ...

Fitness Challenge team looks to eat well

Welcome to the recipe edition of the Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge. You probably thought this was going to be the eat-gobs-of-chocolate Valentine’s Day edition of the Fitness Challenge. Well, plenty of studies tout the health benefits of chocolate, particularly dark ...

Health notes

PFLAG MEETS: Youngstown Area Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a local chapter of the national support, education and advocacy organization. Support meetings are 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. ...

Reliving the first date

We invited readers to share their first date stories for Valentine’s Day. From the silly to the poignant, here are some of the submissions, ranging from the spark that continues to burn brightly a half a century later to the kiss given by a person who’s only a memory from a lifetime ...

94-year-old knits to pass time since wife’s passing

DETROIT — Ninety-four-year-old Emil Bohn has a vivid recollection of the time his wife, Virginia, said, “No,” to him in 1957. “I asked my wife if she’d knit a bulky sweater for me, and she said, ‘No,’ (so) I said, ‘Will you teach me to knit?’ and she said, ‘Yes.’ I ...

Workhorse aprons now ‘fun, flirty’

I can remember an item of clothing that women used to wear that we rarely see anymore. That is an apron. Children today might not know what an apron is. Years ago, every homemaker had not one but several aprons. They were an essential part of their wardrobe. My guess is they wore them ...

Senior news

RETIREES TO MEET: UFCW Local 880 retirees are invited to breakfast 10 a.m. Tuesday at Davidson’s Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road, Cornersburg. Members are also invited to attend a St. Patrick’s Dinner 1 p.m. March 14 at Cafe 422. Warren. For more information, contact Karen at ...