Lifestyles

Hard lesson with Gorilla glue

It’s 8:30 p.m. and we just came home from daughter Elizabeth and Timothy’s house. Elizabeth made supper for us. She made cooked potatoes, cooked carrots, corn and sloppy joe sandwiches, with ice cream for dessert. It was nice to not have to cook supper tonight. And it was a wonderful ...

Convenience shops go healthy

MIAMI — In convenience stores spawned by the wellness wave, kombucha slushies take the place of corn-syrupy treats infused with red dye, tortilla chips are made of cassava flour instead of corn and there are vegan ice cream bars and a dizzying selection of organic produce and craft beer on ...

Bratty brothers and rusty bikes pedal to disaster

It was the early fall of 1946. I was 11 years old. It got dark early because we had shifted to regular time much sooner than we do now. My sister, Shirlee, and I had returned to the little farm in West Farmington where we had stayed with the Moss family in the summer of 1945. It was Saturday ...

Senior news

RETIREES TO MEET: St. Joseph Warren Hospital Retirees will resume their monthly breakfast meetings at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Wayside Restaurant. Guests are asked to bring nonperishable items for the food bank. 717 RETIREES TO MEET: Local 717 Retirees meeting will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the ...

Wisconsin collector sells angel figurines as museum closes

BELOIT, Wis. — The pain on 87-year-old Joyce Berg’s face is visible when she talks about losing most of her angel family. “I have to part with them,” she laments, letting out a sigh and glancing at dozens of haloed and winged figurines in a display case. The figurines include some ...

Howland neighbor revisits life in the 1930s

The 1930s were sad years for our country. After the boom-and-bust 1920s, with its flappers, jazz, the Charleston and speakeasies, the ’30s were a great shock to America. As the population ages now, fewer and fewer people remain who remember the hardships of those years. Some scholars know ...

Health notes

NUTRITION SITES AVAILABLE: The Trumbull County Nutrition Program for the Elderly is provided by the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs and operates nutrition sites at seven locations in the county. Meals will be delivered to county residents 60 and older who are homebound, unable to cook ...

Family reunion a bit emptier

It was another hot and humid day with temperatures in the 90s. Now we are having a thunderstorm. It might cool off after this. We are also getting a good soaking rain, which we needed. On Saturday, we all attended the family gathering for my family at sister Emma and Jacob’s. They had ...

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 ...

Tribune plans to honor breast cancer stories

The Tribune Chronicle again this year wishes to profile local heroes who battled or overcame breast cancer, and honor the memories of those lost, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The idea is to put a human face on this disease, to help those diagnosed by hearing voices of ...

Pop-up events share spoken word

HADDONFIELD, N.J. — Tucked within the well of Haddonfield’s Inkwood Books one Sunday afternoon, Shirley Hough settled in for a chat with rapt teenagers gathered there to hear her stories. The longtime widow told them about her beloved husband’s marriage proposal and the happy life ...

Senior news

TMH RETIREES MEET: A luncheon meeting of the TMH Retirees Club will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. Programs for September and October have been switched, so this month’s program will be bingo. All TMH Retirees and former employees are welcome. For reservations ...

War years challenged comfortable living in ’40s

It goes without saying that summer is coming to an end as we move into September. This can be a nice month with cooler temperatures and crisp, cool nights. Let’s plan to enjoy these fall months because they can be one of the best seasons of the year. Let’s don’t spoil fall by worrying ...

Summer’s waning days bring bucketloads of tomatoes

It’s Wednesday evening around 7 p.m. Supper dishes are washed and put away. Everyone is cleaned up and relaxing before bedtime. The boys were outside tossing the football to each other while the girls washed the dishes. Today, daughters Elizabeth and Susan, along with granddaughters Abigail ...

Family travels in RV with 3 kids, 2 parents and 1 chair on wheels

LANCASTER, Pa. — Brian and Diane Peachey had always dreamed about seeing as much of the country as possible. But with just a few weeks of vacation a year, and Brian using a wheelchair, they never could relax or see everything on their list. They liked camping with their three children. ...

Tribune plans to honor breast cancer stories

The Tribune Chronicle again this year wishes to profile local heroes who battled or overcame breast cancer, and honor the memories of those lost, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The idea is to put a human face on this disease, to help those diagnosed by hearing voices of ...

Health notes

NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH WATCH: Mercy Health Neighborhood Health Watch is holding free cholesterol screening, glucose screening and blood pressure screening (fasting from midnight), at area SCOPE Centers, as follows: Champion SCOPE, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday; Howland SCOPE, 10 a.m. to noon Sept. ...

Nerves jangled for first day of junior high in ’47

It was the beginning of September 1947. Summer vacation was all but over and I was going to a new school — East Junior High School. Labor Day should have been a great day for me. I flew to Cleveland with some friends of my parents in their light plane to see the Cleveland National Air ...

Senior news

SCHOOL RETIREES TO MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet 11 a.m. Sept. 4 at Enzo’s Restaurant in Warren. All retired Howland Schools personnel and their spouses or guests are welcome. Cost of the lunch is payable at the door for a choice from the four entrees offered. There will be a ...

Grilled mushroom burger glorified by extras

Some of the greatest chilies you’ll ever eat hail from New Mexico’s Hatch Valley, which is why — naturally enough — tiny Hatch, New Mexico, is known as “The Chili Capital of the World.” This being the season for Hatch chilies, I thought it might be fun to showcase them at one of ...