Lifestyles

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 ...

August calendar

1 — Demos Papadimas and Yankee Bravo at Mill Creek Metroparks’ Judge Morley Pavilion at 7 p.m. 1 — Orkestra Braca at Columbia Theater Park, Sharon, Pa., at noon 1 — Junction PA at Buhl Farm Park, Hermitage, Pa., at 6:30 p.m. 1-5 — National Sports Collectors Convention at I-X ...

More than senior moments

CHICAGO — Too few people with signs of mental decline or dementia are getting checked during routine medical visits or told when a problem is found, says a panel of Alzheimer’s disease experts who offered new guidance Sunday. The idea is to get help sooner for people whose minds are ...

Throw yourself into fun

How could it be? We are almost through July already. Summer, to most of us, is our most enjoyable season, with warm days and nights filled with serene happiness. These days and nights usually include family vacations, which may include sand and sun-filled beaches with ocean views and much ...

Senior news

RETIREES TO MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet after its July hiatus at 11 a.m. Aug. 7 at Enzo’s Restaurant in Warren. Those who retired at the end of the school year were sent letters to invite them to join. Cost of the lunch is payable at the door. There will be a collection of ...

Meat 2.0? Clean meat?

NEW YORK — If meat is grown in a lab without slaughtering animals, what should it be called? That question has yet to be decided by regulators, but for the moment it’s pitting animal rights advocates and others against cattle ranchers in a war of words. Supporters of the science are ...

Far-flung family comes together

If my Mother was still with us, she would be 82 on July 18. She passed away almost 16 years ago. She penned this column for 11 years before her sudden death. Now I have written it for almost 16 years. Gone but never forgotten, dear Mother! Tomorrow will be sister Emma’s 45th birthday. A ...

Pain patients say they’re victims of opioid crackdown

PORTAGE, Ind. — As she stared at a caricature portrait on her wall, of her and her husband, Dawn Anderson began to cry. It wasn’t all that long ago she was able to go on a Caribbean cruise, where that picture was drawn. Now Anderson, who uses a wheelchair because she has two amputated ...

Health notes

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS: Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care’s “Change Your Future” campaign is seeking volunteers for assisted living and nursing facilities. Volunteers are sought to help Crossroads staff by reading, playing cards or music, or doing arts and crafts. They may bring their ...

Goats for rent

LUNENBURG, Mass. Fitchburg landlords Neil and Julie Brown said they used to have plenty of time to landscape their rental property. But now, with two young children, the two-family property’s yard had become an eyesore of overgrowth. Also, Julie Brown said the last time they tried to ...

Getting line on laundry day memories

A few days ago, I was driving down a street in my neighborhood and saw a sight that I hadn’t seen in ages. A young woman was hanging her sheets and other laundry on a clothesline in her backyard! This scene could have been from 80 or so years ago except for one glaring difference — she ...

Senior news

and spiritual services. 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 ...

Trek to seek good in people

YORK HAVEN, Pa. — At a little after 9 a.m. Monday, July 9, James Smith took a knee on the sidewalk outside the Rutter’s on West Market Street, at the intersection with Route 116, as a couple of friends worked on strapping a small backpack, containing his laptop and notebooks and such, to ...

Health notes

FREE SEMINAR: Dr.Thomas Gudaitis, DC, from Pinnacle Integrated Health Care LLC and Accelerated Medical Weight Loss, along with the Niles Wellness Center, is hosting a free seminar ”4 Secrets to Looking and Feeling Younger” 1 to 3 p.m. today in the conference room at the Wellness Center. ...

‘The Cereal History Exhibit’ opens in Battle Creek

ber the purple-and-green Reptar Crunch cereal that was released for just a couple months in 1999. It was a Post Consumer Brands cereal released as a tie-in to the popular cartoon series “Rugrats.” Some of us might even remember “Rugrats in Paris: The Movie” or Rugrats in Paris ...

Career bookends

WARREN — As he enters his seventh decade, Warren native Jay Wonders is returning to a childhood recreation. He is, once again, at the pool and sitting in the lifeguard chair. “We had a pool right across the street from my parents’ house in Palmyra Heights SW. I would go there and ...