BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Lifestyles

Turn leftovers into Feta Burgers

Leftovers — some folks love them, others happily scrape them into the trash. Me, I’m on the love team. Leftovers speak to me. I’d always rather start a meal with a fridge full of tasty bits of this and that than have to confront a blank canvas of raw ingredients. This recipe tackles ...

Use beef and cauliflower to lighten up shepherd’s pie

The weather is getting colder and we’re tucking into comfort food over in our home. Doing a recipe makeover on a tasty-but-less-than-healthy dish is one of my favorite challenges. Today, I’m taking on a wintertime classic with my Lightened Shepherd’s Pie. Typically, shepherd’s pie is ...

Rousing new year for the Eicher family

We spent New Year’s Day at sister Emma and husband Jacob’s house. We are four sisters in this area and every year we all get together for a gift exchange. Emma had a haystack brunch. A haystack brunch includes biscuits, bacon, ham, sausage, smokies, potatoes, scrambled eggs, tomatoes, ...

Akron Children’s CEO writes what he learned from kids about leadership

He gained some of his greatest lessons on leadership from the kids. “The simple conversation you have with a child can be the best learning experience of your life,” William H. Considine, CEO of Akron Children’s Hospital for the past 38 years, said. “What I learned from the children ...

Country music ‘Big Bang’ traces to 1927 sessions in Tennessee

ROANOKE, Va. — Country music was a social thing long before there was ever a “Big Bang” that made it a commercial thing. People with acoustic instruments and big voices populated porches, parlors, storefronts and wherever else it might make sense to hang around and make joyful noise at ...

Mother’s story tells grief of child’s addiction

Myra Fitzgerald of Warren spoke to me recently about her daughter’s experience with drugs. We met her daughter, Megan, in 2011 when she and a friend helped serve and clean up after a 12th Night party we held. She did a good job and enjoyed it so much, she volunteered to come back next year ...

Senior news

EVENT TO BENEFIT SCOPE: Mike Wilson, SCOPE director, will turn 60 this month. To celebrate, Wilson rented the entire Trumbull New Theatre near the Eastwood Mall in Niles for a private showing of the live theater comedy “Second Time Around” by Henry Denker. Proceeds will go to SCOPE. The ...

Cactuses make easy houseplants

Succulents, which are plants with fleshy stems or leaves, are ideal houseplants. They have interesting shapes, are relatively pest-free and thrive in the dry air of a heated home — and on neglect. Let’s look at cactuses, which are just one kind of succulent. Cactuses are native only to ...

Ripe bananas make better pancakes

I hate to throw over-ripe bananas away. It is such a wasted opportunity for fresh fragrant banana bread. But, there is only so much banana bread that one can eat. That is why I asked myself, what else can I make with over-ripe bananas? And, since it was Sunday, banana pancakes popped into my ...

Brunch, family and a ball of plastic wrap

A brand-new year lies before us! 2018 is here, and I want to wish all of you a blessed new year, lots of love and good health. We do not know what the new year holds, but we know God is in control. Let us trust him to lead the way. I had a nice two-week break from writing this column. It ...

Chris Gilger, left, of the Heavy Decisions team, weighs in last year at St. Joe's at the Mall in Niles for the 2017  Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge. This year, all initial weigh-ins will be conducted by health care professions at St. Joe's at the Mall.

Fitness Challenge answers weigh-in procedure dilemma

Seriously, no cheating. Except maybe on your diet once a week or so. The 17th annual Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge topples the scales Jan. 18, and this year we aim to squelch cries of foul by posting guards of sorts for that all-important initial weigh-in. The Fitness ...

Health notes

FIBROMYALGIA GROUP TO MEET: Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia will meet 2 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave., Warren. HERBOLOGY CLASS: Dr. Dannielle MacDuff, in part with Mussler Chiropractic and Phoenix House Wellness Center, will teach a three-week class on herbology, ...

Once again, best-laid plans wander astray

Sometimes, the best plans we can make just don’t work out. When we have been around the number of years many of us have been, we know that is going to happen. Betty and I experienced one of those major changes at Christmas. We had celebrated Christmas with Betty’s family Dec. 16 and had ...

Senior news

RETIREES BREAKFAST: UFCW Local 880 Retirees will meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Davidson’s Restaurant. Guests are welcome. For more information, contact Karen at 330-502-2103. ANGELS NEEDED: Guardian Angels of Trumbull County, a volunteer program of the Trumbull County Probate ...

Sharon Rodhe of the LPJ Lean Machine team in the 2017 Tribune Chronicle / Mercy Health Fitness Challenge tracks her form in a mirror while lifting weights at the Q-Club Health and Aquatic Center in Howland.

It’s time to trim up

WARREN — Thanksgiving turkey. Christmas ham. Hannukah brisket. Kwanzaa creole. New Year’s pork and sauerkraut. Peking duck. Kebabs. Kofta. Dumplings. Sugar cookies. Pumpkin Pie. Apple Nut Cake. Fudge. Pudding. No wonder buttons are bursting and scales are exploding. Everywhere you go, ...

Health notes

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: The Hillside Stroke Support Group will meet 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the boardroom. Speaker will be Cara Johnson, speech patholigist from Hillside. All stroke survivors and family members are welcome. For more information, contact Cindy at 330-841-3891. GRIEF SUPPORT: ...

January 2018 calendar

5-7, 11-14 — Disney on Ice: “Dare to Dream” at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland 5 — Trevor Noah at Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh, at 7:30 and 10 p.m. 6 — Trevor Noah at the State Theatre, Cleveland, at 7 p.m. 7 — Youngstown State University Horn Workshop at Bliss Recital Hall from noon ...

Party guests share recipes

FOWLER — Every year, Theresa Kowalczyk makes sure guests to her annual Cookie Exchange Party bring a different cookie than other guests. Details about her 12th annual party are Page 1A of today’s newspaper. Following are recipes for some of the cookies featured this year. Pecan Pie ...

What’s your holiday cooking disaster story?

Did the dog run off with the Christmas ham? Did the New Year’s sauerkraut go up in smoke? Did the Hanukkah brisket need to be dropped into the wastebasket? We’ve all had holiday cooking disasters. Share your story with the Tribune Chronicle and compare yours to tales from other readers in ...

A healthier, delicious holiday option

If, like me, you’re a fan of dark chocolate peppermint bark at Christmastime, you’re going to love these cookies. Your friends and family will, too. But you’ll have to plan ahead because the batter is so soft it needs to chill overnight before scooping. The main ingredient here is 1 1/2 ...