Lifestyles

Isolation, loneliness prevalent on holidays

The holiday season is filled with food, fun and family for many. But for others, loneliness and isolation are magnified. Older adults suffering from loneliness and isolation are at a greater risk for increased health issues. Isolation and loneliness have two sides of the same coin. ...

Lovina’s friend offers peek into wedding preparations

Editor’s note: In this week’s column, Lovina’s English (non-Amish) friend Ruth Boss takes the pen and writes her glimpses into Lovina’s busy week as head cook for her niece’s wedding. This week I helped with preparations for the wedding for Lovina’s niece Emma. As an outsider, I am ...

Health notes

FLAG MEETS: Youngstown Area PFLAG will hold 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 for friends and family of LGBTQ ...

Use the slow lane when choosing Christmas gifts

NEW YORK — The world is fast and furious. Why not slow it down for the holidays? Ways to achieve that lofty goal are plentiful. Here are some ideas on how to give Christmas gifts of slow living: THE SLOW HOME PODCAST The podcast is hosted by the Australian Brook McAlary, a mother of two. ...

Senior news

CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON: Alcan / Novelist Retirees Christmas luncheon will be noon Dec. 11 at DiLucia’s Banquet Center, 2610 Elm Road, Warren. Lunch is $15. Reservations are needed as soon as possible. Call or text Bob at 330-397-3789, or leave your name with Bob Kovach at ...

Lovina shares family’s favorite cookie, candy recipes

We are still busy getting prepared for niece Emma’s wedding next week. So this week, I will share some recipes that we use over the holidays. Sour cream cut-out cookies are still our favorite Christmas cookie to decorate. Enjoy. God bless you all. Sour Cream Cut-Out Cookies This is an easy ...

Health notes

FALL PREVENTION: The Girard Multi- Generational Center is presenting, “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls” program at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, and Dec. 10, 13, 17, 20, 27 and 31 at the Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard. This is a free program. Many ...

Holiday memories made by loved ones

As I write this, it’s the day after Thanksgiving 2018. I spent Thanksgiving Day with some dear friends from my church and, for some strange reason, I’m not very hungry today. Thanksgivings of the past have kind of melded all together so that I’m not quite sure which Thanksgivings were ...

Senior news

PERI PARTY: Public Employee Retirees Inc., Trumbull County Chapter 56, will meet at 11:15 a.m. Dec. 12 at DiLucia’s Banquet Room, 2610 Elm Road NE, Warren. The group’s Christmas party is this month, therefore, there is no speaker. Reservations are a must by Dec. 9 by calling Barb at ...

Amish clothing tradition questions answered

This week, my husband, Joe, and son Benjamin, 19, are off all week for Thanksgiving. Son Joseph, 16, has off Thanksgiving Day and Friday, as well as Lovina, 14, and Kevin, 13, from school. So it seems as if this week will go faster than usual. Saturday, our three sons and Joe went to help at ...

Michigan girl diagnosed with rare genetic disorder

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Marlene Berthoud was an enigma, born with a head full of silvery hair that her father, Bryan Berthoud, compared to the X-Men superhero Storm’s shimmery locks. “We joked that she has super powers,” said her mother, Kelly Berthoud, because of her bright white ...

Health notes

TCMH SCHEDULE: Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board November meeting schedule is: • Recovery Housing Meeting, 2 p.m. today, board conference room. ADDICTION SCREENINGS: Narconon can help families take steps to help someone in the family overcome addiction. Call 800-431-1754 for ...

December calendar

1-2 — 48th American Holiday Arts & Crafts Show and Sale at Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown 1 — “Stomp” at Packard Music Hall, Warren, at 8 p.m. “Winter Celebration: Frozen in Time” opens at Mill Creek MetroPark’s Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center, ...

Enjoy the snow

We awoke this morning to more snow, adding to our already snow-covered white world. It has been snowing all morning. We had our first snow earlier than usual and it is staying with all the cold temperatures. Last Friday, Nov. 9, we had a snow-covered ground. Traveling the two hours plus to ...

A little help from robotic friends

WARREN — Dr. Tara Shipman pressed her face into the hood around the 3-D, high-definition viewing screen of the console in the corner of the operating room. “The resolution is incredible. When you’re doing surgery, it’s like you’re sitting inside a person,” said Shipman, chair of ...

Health notes

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE WALK: The 20th annual National Survivors of Suicide Awareness Day Candlelight Vigil is 6 p.m. Saturday at the Warren Reach Center, 2609 Weir Road, Warren. The public is invited to bring photos or signs to highlight the loss of loved ones to suicide. The program is sponsored ...

Senior news

RETIREES TO MEET: St. Joseph Warren Hospital retirees will hold their monthly meeting 9:30 a.m. Nov. 26 at Wayside Restaurant in Champion. Retirees are requested to bring nonperishable items for food bank donation. YARN NEEDED: Area SCOPE Centers are in need of yarn and fabric for their needle ...

Not too old to BMX race — maybe

A series of recent events had me rifling through my notebook of old columns that I had written over the past years. There it was: On Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, I had written about my son Matt’s first BMX race and how he had won it. If you don’t know what BMX racing is, here’s a definition ...

Lowdown on the wedding wagon

November is bringing cold rainy weather. Leaves are all over our front yard from all the big trees there. The beauty of the season is upon us. Congratulations to niece Emma and Menno. They set Dec. 7 for their wedding date, when they will exchange vows in holy matrimony. Wedding services ...

Keeping the turkey crispy and moist

Unless you have access to multiple ovens, only a very large turkey will do when you’ve got a crowd coming to dinner. But finding a container large enough to brine a gargantuan bird can be tricky, and turning the bird in the oven (our usual method for evenly cooked meat) can be tricky. We ...