Lifestyles

Breast cancer survivors go fly-fishing for solace, healing

MOSCOW, Vt. — Spaced out up and down a stretch of the Little River, more than a dozen women stand in the moving water in overall waders casting fly rods, some for the first time. The women — all breast cancer survivors in different stages of treatment and recovery — are taking part in a ...

Health notes

MATTER OF BALANCE PROGRAM: The Matter of Balance Class is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. The free eight-session class is at 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning today, at the Liberty Township Administration Building. To register, call the ...

Kiara Lutz, 10, right, and Cierra Mosholder, 18, both of Austintown, watch Frankie Sainz, 24, of Beaver Falls, Pa., scale the rocks in the Homewood Stone Quarry that lead to the cascading water known as Buttermilk Falls in Homewood, Pa. 


Tribune Chronicle photos /  Virginia Shank

Scenic views make Buttermilk Falls a pleasant hike

HOMEWOOD, Pa. — Listen for the rushing water as you cross from Ohio into Pennsylvania. About halfway between Warren and Pittsburgh, just off Interstate 76, a 40-foot sandstone formation and waterfall beckons passers-by to take notice — and pause. For some visitors, the Homewood ...

Don’t let swimsuit anxiety ruin summer

NEW YORK (AP) — Farewell spring and hello bathing suit season, for some an anxious time that sucks the fun out of summer. Not everybody frets over their beach bodies, celebrating instead. For others, it’s a struggle, one that Heidi Wicker in suburban Dallas knows well. But the ...

This undated photo provided by VisitNC.com shows a boy on the beach at Ocracoke on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach is No. 3 on the list of best beaches for the summer of 2017 compiled by Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, a professor at Florida International University. (Bill Russ/NC Department of Commerce via AP)

Siesta named nation’s top beach

SIESTA KEY, Fla. — The sand on Siesta Beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast is as fine as powdered sugar, a pure, sparkling white and soft as a kitten’s fur — all because it’s comprised of 99 percent pure crushed quartz. For that reason, and many others, it was selected this year as the ...

Older Americans rely on Medicare

WASHINGTON — A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. That option is unlikely to gain much traction as President ...

Man donates time to GIVE

In May 2015, Tyler Hinton, 22, of Cortland traveled to Thailand and Laos with Growth International Volunteer Excursions — GIVE — of Seattle. He raised $3,500 toward his trip. Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is an energetic city, Hinton said. He remembers bars with outdoor music and ...

Senior news

HOWLAND SCHOOLS RETIREES: Howland Schools Retired Personnel will meet 11 a.m. Tuesday at Enzo’s Restaurant in Warren. All retired classified and nonclassified school employees may attend the meetings. Spouses and guests welcome. The cost of the lunch payable at the door. There will be a ...

Parents’ gardens supplied food for Howland family, area soup kitchens

NILES — Rebecca Brothers of Niles doesn’t cultivate a garden of her own. But no kid of Ed and Cosmo Ryan’s was raised without prime growing soil under the fingernails or a fresh vegetable centerpiece on the table. Brothers penned a short essay about her childhood in Howland: “I grew ...

Sweet potato prepared 2 ways for tasty dinner, dessert

The kitchen is my happy place, which is a good thing, because I spend a lot of time in it. It seems I’m always either developing recipes or cooking them for a camera. And then there’s the not-so-small matter of cooking for my husband and four daughters every day. Truly, I love ...

Remembering the deep grief of seven years ago

May 24 — this date always takes my thoughts back to May 24, 2010. The day started out just like any other day. I was out on the porch watering the flowers while the children waited for the bus. The bus came and I could hear our phone ringing in the pole barn. I decided to finish watering ...

Goat Yoga craze combines relaxing pastime with animals

THONOTOSASSA, Fla. — Twenty-five yoga enthusiasts spread their mats and prepared for a Saturday morning class under oak trees. Then 14 goats joined them for Goat Yoga, where the instructor’s directions were sometimes drowned out by “baas” from the animals and laughter from attendees ...

Marijuana extract helps with epilepsy, study says

The same day that Warren City Council unanimously approved building a medical marijuana growing facility in the city, the New England Journal of Medicine published a report that a medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of ...

Health notes

GRIEFSHARE SESSION: “Lessons of Grief, Parts 1 and 2,” will be presented 5 to 8 p.m. June 4 at Leavittsburg Church of God, 610 S. Leavitt Road, Leavittsburg. For more information, call the church, 330-898-1131. WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARDS: Mercy Health Hospitals — St. Elizabeth Youngstown, ...

June

1 — Guys Without Ties at Boardman Park at 7 p.m. 1 — Everclear, Vertical Horizon, Fastball at Stage AE, Pittsburgh, at 6:30 p.m. 1 — Sam Hunt, Maren Morris, Chris Janson, Ryan Follese at Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, at 7 p.m. 2-4 — African American Achievers ...

Tribune Chronicle / Guy Vogrin
Special guest at the 39th annual Youngstown State University English Festival was Emily Jenkins, who under the pen name of E. Lockhart is an award-winning children and young adult author. During a news conference featuring students participating in the journalism workshop at the festival, Lockhart announced that one of her works is being turned into a motion picture.

Festival celebrates readin’ and writin’

YOUNGSTOWN — About 2,700 middle and high school students representing more than 200 schools in Ohio and Pennsylvania heard from an award-winning youth adult authors and participated in various writing workshops during the 39th annual English Festival last month at Youngstown State ...

Winner, April 26 Journalism Workshop for grades 10-12

“It’s a monumental time of life,” young adult author E. Lockhart says of teenage years. “You’re becoming independent from your family, independent financially.” Lockhart spoke on Wednesday, April 26, at Youngstown State University’s English Festival to a group of high school ...

Winner, April 28 Journalism Workshop, grades 7-9

It is that time of year again when kids from so many schools come to have the English Festival experience at Youngstown State University. This year, the kids that attended the journalism workshop got to interview a YSU professor and an interactive artist, Lilian Lewis. Lewis, originally ...

Feeling alone

Lack of contact with others can be a serious issue among seniors. Sometimes, there are no family or friends. Other times, isolation occurs because of health conditions, depression or mental illness. Physical limitations, fatigue, chronic pain, and memory loss also contribute. “Us girls, ...

Forgotten beverage making comeback

Recently, a friend sent me some information about a drink that he said would really quench your thirst on a hot, dusty day in a hayfield or while cultivating a big garden. He called that drink “switchel.” A hundred years ago, it was common — according to his information — to find ...