Lifestyles

Hartford man recalls life in Chile

Elliot Broadhead of Hartford traveled the southern half of Chile in 2010 through 2012 when he was 19 to 21 years old. He called the country scenic, with beautiful lakes and rivers. He said he could see the smoke from some of the many active volcanoes at almost any time. Chile is a long, ...

Senior news

AWARDS TO RECOGNIZE SENIORS: The Valley Legacy Awards, recognizing outstanding seniors and senior advocates from Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana Counties, is accepting nominations for honorees for the 2017 awards. The awards honor people who deserve recognition for a lifetime of working to ...

‘Drip irrigation’ can help your plants

The gardener who can do a thorough job of watering with hose in hand is rare indeed. Assuming that the hose spews out about 3 gallons per minute in a circle about 4 feet in diameter, I roughly calculate that said gardener would have to stand immobile for more than two minutes before moving on ...

Spanish tortilla has fewer calories

Growing up in the Southwest, a tortilla was a thin flatbread used to wrap around grilled meat and make tacos. I was in my 30s before I visited Barcelona, Spain, and was served a Spanish tortilla — a completely different dish — and I fell in love instantly. A Spanish tortilla is something ...

Vacation yields extra recipes

With husband and children on vacation, Lovina serves up extra recipes for readers. We recently butchered our old laying hens and canned around 50 quarts of chicken broth. My husband, Joe, and our children are home on vacation the week of July 4. So this week I’m sharing some extra recipes. ...

Health notes

CANCER CENTER CELEBRATES AWARD: St. Joseph Warren Hospital’s Cancer Center earned the 2017 Women’s Choice Award for Cancer Care. Created to empower women to make smart health care choices by identifying the country’s best health care institutions, the Women’s Choice Awards are based on ...

Visitors to the Spillway in Pymatuning State Park sit on benches and watch waterfowl on the reservoir.

Tribune Chronicle photos / Jennifer Martinek

Different kind of fish bowl

LINESVILLE, Pa. — Driving down U.S. Route 322 toward Andover, the scent of freshly cut grass suddenly fills the car. Breathing in deeply, I take in as much of the country air as possible. The moving scenery is speckled with farm houses and large, newly plowed fields. Every once in ...

Feels like the 1st time

HOLMDEL, N.J. — It’s more than a feeling: Many of the rock ‘n’ roll bands that were huge in 1977 comprise a big part of the summer concert market 40 years later. Queen, Foreigner, Boston, Aerosmith, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Billy Joel and Rod Stewart are among those on major tours even ...

Farm work, firecrackers highlighted past July 4

Independence Day, July 4, has come and gone and I hope it was a good holiday for you. Sometimes I think we forget the real meaning of the day. That is declaring our independence from England, our freedom, something we must never forget. Did you do something special on the Fourth? Many of us ...

Feeling fancy

NEW YORK — Water that packs a hydrogen punch, snack bars as sticks and confections more savory than sweet are among innovations to emerge from hundreds of purveyors at the Summer Fancy Food Show. The annual showcase hosted by the Specialty Food Association last month in New York featured ...

That time the toddler conspired to free baby from playpen…

Another week has gone by. Half of 2017 is now history. We are invited to a wedding in Berne, Ind., tomorrow for Lana, the daughter of one of Joe’s cousins. She is getting married to my cousin’s son, Abe. It doesn’t look like it will work for us to go. It will be Joe’s last day of work ...

Funeral directors face emotional burden from flood of overdose victims

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — Bill Harris was preparing the body of an 18-year-old high school student for an unimaginable moment last year when he noticed six words scribbled in ink on the palm of one hand. BORN A KING DIED A SLAVE The moment was the young man’s funeral. And the slavemaster — ...

Health notes

DIABETES CLASSES: Mercy Health — Youngstown will offer Diabetes Self-Management Education classes from 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 11-13 and from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 25-27, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown. Additional class dates are 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 11-13, at ...

Niles McKinley High School volunteers show some of the donations collected by postal carriers for Niles Community Services. From left are Alex Dailey, Cassie Banks, Abryanna Penn and Nyah Chalker.


Tribune Chronicle photos / 
Nancilynn Gatta

Cleaning house

So you cleaned out the closet, organized the garage decluttered the kitchen. You’re left with a lot of household goods you just don’t need. Now what? You can sell your discarded clutter at a garage sale, but you’ll end up haggling over prices with bargain hunters and still have things ...

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Cleaning house

So you cleaned out the closet, organized the garage decluttered the kitchen. You’re left with a lot of household goods you just don’t need. Now what? You can sell your discarded clutter at a garage sale, but you’ll end up haggling over prices with bargain hunters and still have ...

Summer senior scams

Summer is finally here. Time to go outside, go on a nice vacation, play with the grandkids, relax and enjoy the weather. But beware, this is also the time for the summer scammers. These people that are not taking a vacation but are looking for that easy buck by preying on seniors. Along ...

Bit of praise is better

In this modern world that we live in, we all want to be the judge and the jury about most anything and everything. That simply means that we criticize too much. We criticize our friends and neighbors, how they eat, drink and smoke, their looks, their clothing, houses, yards, their pets, you ...

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, ...

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 ...