Lifestyles

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 ...

Ice cream ensures open house pleases even littlest attendees

Happy birthday to my sister Verena, whose 52nd birthday was Aug. 22. We wish her God’s richest blessings and many more happy, healthy years! This is Thursday morning and it seems the hours are going faster than I can keep up! School doors opened Tuesday, Aug. 21, with son Kevin in seventh ...

Parkinson’s patients defy stereotypes

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — What comes to mind when you think of Parkinson’s disease? Many people know an older friend or relative who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, and it’s no surprise — according to Medical News Today, 1 million adults in America live with Parkinson’s, and about 10 ...

Health notes

GROUP HYPNOSIS: A group Hypnosis session for weight loss and stop smoking will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Yoga Center, 972 Youngstown Kingsville Road, Vienna. The session includes a free compact disc for use at home. Registration is required by calling Steve Tackett at 330-647-0399. GRIEFSHARE: ...

Senior News

SENIOR LUNCH: TCAP senior lunch returns at noon today in the cafeteria at Warren West Community Center, 1230 Palmyra Road SW, Warren. Lunch is for seniors 55 and older. SCHOOL RETIREES TO MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet 11 a.m. Sept. 4 at Enzo’s. All retired Howland Schools ...

Who is the best me?

“I’ve Gotta Be Me” — I’m borrowing that title and later the lyrics from the old song that was sung by many recording artists, including Steve Lawrence and Sammy Davis Jr. and others. This title to the 1968 Walter Marks composition that first appeared in the Broadway musical ...

Surprise guests, lots of fellowship

Today is the 59th birthday of my oldest sibling, sister Leah. Birthday blessings to her! Since we live two hours apart and I won’t get to see her, I sent a card and letter to her by mail. Our children who still live at home spent today helping daughter Susan and her husband, Mose, in ...

Health notes

TCMH SCHEDULE: Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board remaining meeting schedule for August is: • ASAP Coalition, 9:30 a.m. today, TMHA first floor, Conference Room A. RALLY FOR RECOVERY: The Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention’s (ASAP) sixth annual Rally for Recovery will ...

What do you do with 1,500 washing machines?

GREELEY, Colo. — One of my pet peeves is how we so casually use the term “unbelievable!” as the catch-all for such amazing accomplishments as an NBA shooting guard draining an 18-foot fall-away jumper with a hand in the face. To me, “unbelievable” always would have been more along ...

Senior news

SENIORS FOR PLAY: Lordstown SCOPE is looking for seniors 55 and older who are interested in playing mahjong. Lessons will be available for beginners. The center is also looking for card players for pinochle, hand and foot and euchre. A Mexican train dominos group is also being formed. ...

Memories of Girard picnic are still vivid

After some well-meaning misdirection, I finally found it. It’s called Girard Liberty Memorial Park. There it was — the lone sycamore tree (now huge) standing in a clearing just over a little bridge by a babbling brook called Little Squaw Creek. Rays of sunshine dappled the floor of this ...

Donkeys at mini ranch help people de-stress

ULSTER PARK, N.Y. — In most of the world, donkeys are beasts of burden, but the only job of the long-eared denizens of Donkey Park is to nuzzle, bray and beguile the diverse group of people who find comfort in their company. Donkey Park is the creation of Steve Stiert, who sought a new ...

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 ...