Lifestyles

Bug puts crimp into holiday plans

It’s Wednesday morning and we have lots to do today. I think I have some kind of stomach flu. It makes me feel weak, so I haven’t moved too far from my recliner yet. I hope I will feel better soon. I do not have time to be sick! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day and I need to be well for my ...

Health notes

HYPNOSIS SESSION: A group hypnosis session for weight loss and smoking cessation will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at A Moment for Me Yoga Center, 8309 High St., Howland. There will be a free CD for use at home. For registration, call 330-647-0399. GRIEFSHARE IN HOWLAND: GriefShare sessions are 10 ...

Senior scams

l Editor’s note: This monthly series highlights scams that target Trumbull County, particularly the senior community. Don Hyde is a retired sheriff’s deputy who is the program coordinator for the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs Senior Services Unit, Warren. Contact him at ...

Giving thanks and wondering ‘What’s next?’

With only just a few weeks left in the year 2017, we sometimes wonder what’s next? Today, we were absorbed and consumed in a Thanksgiving feast among family and friends, and we gave thanks and prayers as we were so immersed in a table of good food and good cheer. We sometimes wish that this ...

Senior news

ANGELS NEEDED: Guardian Angels of Trumbull County, a volunteer program of the Trumbull County Probate Court, is looking for volunteers. Angel volunteers receive training to become advocates who reach out as friends to seniors who may need a phone call, a visit in a nursing home or a visit at ...

Health notes

LUPUS GROUP TO MEET: The Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter, will host its monthly TeleTalk for Young Lupians 2 p.m. Saturday. Call 888-665-8787 to register. This is a call-in teleconference for adolescents who are affected by lupus. The support group is an open, small-group ...

Toy Hall of Fame inductees named

The board game Clue. In the National Toy Hall of Fame. With the Wiffle Ball and paper airplane. The mystery of which toys earned the status of toy superstardom was solved this month with the announcement of the hall of fame’s Class of 2017. The whodunit game Clue, in which players also ...

Safety group’s ‘worst toys’ list unveiled

The Associated Press BOSTON -- Fidget spinners, a plastic Wonder Woman battle sword and a remote-controlled Spider-Man drone are among the toys topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holidays. World Against Toys Causing Harm, or WATCH, unveiled the top 10 list ...

Mountain trip sparks nostalgia

Black Mountain, N.C., is a community 16 miles east of Asheville in the Swannanoa River Valley. Interstate 40 and the Southern Railroad pass through there to get into “The Land of the Sky,” as western North Carolina calls itself. As the “front porch of the mountains,” Black Mountain ...

Senior news

MINISTRIES BUS TRIP: Jesus the Key Ministries will take a Dec. 5 and 6 bus trip to Lancaster, Pa. The tour will include “Home for the Holidays” at the American Music Theater, “White Christmas” at the Dutch Apple and “The Miracle of Christmas” at Sight and Sound. Make reservations ...

Health notes

TRUMBULL COUNTY CARES: Trumbull County CARES, a monthly support group for children who have lost a parent to addiction or have a parent in active addiction, and those who are caring for them, will meet 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Support groups will be divided into three separate groups to ...

A pumpkin frozen winter treat

All four of my daughters love frozen acai bowls because they feel like you’re eating ice cream for breakfast, except healthier. If you haven’t hopped on the acai bowl craze, allow me to update you. Superfood acai berry puree is blended up with fruit — usually berries or banana — and ...

Eggplant without extra breadcrumbs or oil

Make-ahead meals and cooking for the freezer, once relegated to suburban supermoms who had it more together than the rest of us, are now trendy with the healthy-eating crowd. Sure, we call it “meal prep” but it’s pretty much the same thing: Make good food in advance so that we can eat ...

Lovina says: 2017 is coming to a close

We have entered the 11th month of the year already. 2017 is going fast, but then, every year does. It really seems like the older you get, the faster it goes. We will be having a change around here with daughter Susan and son-in-law Mose being homeowners and moving in the near future. ...

Retired high school teacher flourishes in photography

CORTLAND — Richard States’ outlook on his photography is from a practical and artistic viewpoint. “I started teaching horticulture in 1972 at Western Reserve High School in Warren,” the Cortland resident said. “I thought it was very important that they (his students) ID plants and ...

So you want to write a book?

Everyone seems to be writing books these days. Politicians, movie stars, athletes, news anchors, physicians, military leaders, scientists — and even me. Yes, me. I had my book released the first of this year by Page Publishing in New York City. The title is “Navy Grass,” a very personal ...

Senior news

HOWLAND RETIREES MEET: Howland Schools Retired Personnel will meet 11 a.m. Tuesday at Enzo’s. All retired personnel and their spouses or guests are welcome to attend the monthly lunch meetings. Cost of the lunch is payable at the door. The monthly collection of nonperishable food and paper ...

The trick to making delicious bratwurst

When I first moved to Chicago from North Carolina, I was amazed at the variety of sausages. There were Polish sausages, bratwurst, bockwurst, Italian; sweet and hot, among others. At that time, the sausage that I knew best was knackwurst which is smoked like a hot dog, only thicker and made ...

Baking pumpkin whoopie pies as the temps continue to drop

The mercury dropped down to 30 degrees this morning! I’m sure that it frosted in most places. It makes it feel good to have heat in the house. It was good timing for us. On Tuesday, we traded in our old hopper-fed coal stove for a new one. Last night, my husband, Joe, sons Benjamin and ...

Flexible Frittata is satisfying omelet

What to do on a busy weeknight when you poke your head into the fridge and discover a variety of souvenirs left over from previous meals — including veggies, protein and starch? Just reach for a carton of eggs and turn the whole thing into a one-skillet meal. Leftovers? Not at all. The ...