Lifestyles

Health notes

GROUP HYPNOSIS: A group Hypnosis session for weight loss and stop smoking will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Yoga Center, 972 Youngstown Kingsville Road, Vienna. The session includes a free compact disc for use at home. Registration is required by calling Steve Tackett at 330-647-0399. GRIEFSHARE: ...

Senior News

SENIOR LUNCH: TCAP senior lunch returns at noon today in the cafeteria at Warren West Community Center, 1230 Palmyra Road SW, Warren. Lunch is for seniors 55 and older. SCHOOL RETIREES TO MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet 11 a.m. Sept. 4 at Enzo’s. All retired Howland Schools ...

Who is the best me?

“I’ve Gotta Be Me” — I’m borrowing that title and later the lyrics from the old song that was sung by many recording artists, including Steve Lawrence and Sammy Davis Jr. and others. This title to the 1968 Walter Marks composition that first appeared in the Broadway musical ...

Surprise guests, lots of fellowship

Today is the 59th birthday of my oldest sibling, sister Leah. Birthday blessings to her! Since we live two hours apart and I won’t get to see her, I sent a card and letter to her by mail. Our children who still live at home spent today helping daughter Susan and her husband, Mose, in ...

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TCMH SCHEDULE: Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board remaining meeting schedule for August is: • ASAP Coalition, 9:30 a.m. today, TMHA first floor, Conference Room A. RALLY FOR RECOVERY: The Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention’s (ASAP) sixth annual Rally for Recovery will ...

What do you do with 1,500 washing machines?

GREELEY, Colo. — One of my pet peeves is how we so casually use the term “unbelievable!” as the catch-all for such amazing accomplishments as an NBA shooting guard draining an 18-foot fall-away jumper with a hand in the face. To me, “unbelievable” always would have been more along ...

Senior news

SENIORS FOR PLAY: Lordstown SCOPE is looking for seniors 55 and older who are interested in playing mahjong. Lessons will be available for beginners. The center is also looking for card players for pinochle, hand and foot and euchre. A Mexican train dominos group is also being formed. ...

Memories of Girard picnic are still vivid

After some well-meaning misdirection, I finally found it. It’s called Girard Liberty Memorial Park. There it was — the lone sycamore tree (now huge) standing in a clearing just over a little bridge by a babbling brook called Little Squaw Creek. Rays of sunshine dappled the floor of this ...

Donkeys at mini ranch help people de-stress

ULSTER PARK, N.Y. — In most of the world, donkeys are beasts of burden, but the only job of the long-eared denizens of Donkey Park is to nuzzle, bray and beguile the diverse group of people who find comfort in their company. Donkey Park is the creation of Steve Stiert, who sought a new ...

Health notes

PFLAG SUPPORT GROUP: Youngstown Area PFLAG will have its monthly support meeting 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Youngstown Area PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies) is a support, education and advocacy group United with LGBT People ...

Girl next door: Neighbor turns out to be long-lost sister

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — “It’s a small world.” People use that expression all the time to signify coincidences large and small — they bump into someone from their hometown in a far-off place, learn their dentist was a childhood friend of their father or end up sitting next to a ...

Hosting church spurs Eichers to finally trim out with wainscoting

Another busy week! Yesterday was a long day. Sister Emma and her sons, Jacob, 18, and Steven, 11, and my daughter Elizabeth with her daughter, Abigail, and daughter Susan with her daughter, Jennifer, assisted us with our work. Steven had his 11th birthday on Monday, July 30. My son Kevin ...

Fire and EMS unit works to heal wounds of repeat callers

BON AIR, Va. — Leslie “Red” Butler was reclining in her basement’s blue sofa bed, so her Yorkshire terrier named Whiskey was the first to greet the firefighter and paramedic. For years, Colin McCann from Chesterfield County’s Fire and EMS department has visited Butler’s home in ...

Health notes

MATTER OF BALANCE: The Matter of Balance Class is designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This is an eight session class, 1 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday through Aug. 29 at the Liberty Township Administrative Building, 1315 Churchill Hubbard Road. There is no cost. Reservations ...

Tips to cross items off your back-to-school shopping list

Once upon a time, kids went to school with a backpack, a lunch pail and a pencil. Now, school supply lists seem a mile long, and parents anticipate a stack of receipts a mile high. Before you start back-to-school shopping for your elementary or high school student, find ways to cut down on ...

Creative projects do more than thank teachers

A great teacher is a gift that can last a lifetime. So how do we show our thanks? Many teachers say their favorite gifts are homemade. Presents that speak to a child’s genuine feelings for the teacher, or reflect the teacher’s interests, are the most authentic. Time and thought trump ...

Bristol church celebrates

BRISTOL — The North Bristol Christian Church is marking 150 years of providing a place of worship in northern Trumbull County. The church, 1955 Hyde Oakfield Road, will hold a special anniversary celebration service 10:30 a.m. Aug. 12 followed by a potluck covered dish picnic outside in ...

Religion news

BACK TO SCHOOL: Niles Christian Assembly, 672 North Road, is having a Back to School Extravaganza and book bag giveaway today. There will be a bounce house, face painting, slime making and other children’s activities. SUMMER STUDY: Friendship Baptist Church, 1954 Brier St. SE, Warren, will ...

Horses escape in wee hours, but sons save the day

Our Sunday church services are set here for Aug. 12. So right now, we are extra busy cleaning everything. I know that we could have church services here without everything clean. To us, though, that is our way of getting everything clean again. It gives us a goal to reach. We host church ...

Creating a private park

MINERAL RIDGE — Susie Saulitis begins her day with a cup of coffee in her garden. “I come out at 5:30 every morning and watch the sun rise,” she said. “Then I take a walk (among the flower and vegetable beds) and see what opened up in the night. I see changes every morning.” The ...