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Be patient, spring is on its way

March 9, 2014 We’ve moved the clocks ahead and at one time that was my signal that spring was here. But because we perform that task nearly a month earlier than those days, it’s almost depressing. more »»

Mom baffled by teenage boy’s metabolism

March 2, 2014 I’m not sure about that whole “If March comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb” business. more »»

Internet hype ain’t no thing but a chicken wing

March 2, 2014 Inventing your own holiday does wonders for your Klout score. Stripey Sweater Day was Feb. 12 (I put the wrong day in my column in the paper on Feb. more »»

Freebies and deals aren’t any bargain

March 2, 2014 ‘‘You’re addicted,’’ I groused, weaving between two bags of sweatshirts, a box of old shoes and a paper shredder missing the power cord. ‘‘But they were free,’’ she said. ‘‘You can’t pass up free. more »»

Designing the perfect flower garden

February 24, 2014 Maybe your great aunt Tillie told you she can’t garden any longer and you should come over and take what you want from her yar. more »»

Prediction came true for Belinky

February 23, 2014 ‘‘Slim to none’’ was my prediction last week of the chances that Mark Belinky, Mahoning County Probate Court Judge, had to win the Mahoning County Democratic Party’s endorsement for the sea. more »»

An Olympics fan says farewell as the flame goes out

February 23, 2014 Well, this is it. Last day of the XXII Winter Olympic Games from Sochi, Russia. Sigh. It’s always such a letdown when the Olympics en. more »»

Smell on wheels: Life, love and injury at the roller rink

February 23, 2014 This weekend, a group of roller-skating enthusiasts held a reunion at the Cortland Roller Rink to remember their days wheeling around the rink at the former Top O’ the Strip Roller Rink in Niles,... more »»

Really big shoes to fill

February 23, 2014 First Velveeta, and now this — a national clown shortage. According to the New York Daily News, clowns are dropping like shaving cream pies. more »»

Explaining the benefits of the Farm Bill

February 20, 2014 It should be called the “Consumer Bill” rather than the Farm Bill that it is usually called. Why? Because it benefits all consumers as much, and in some ways more, than it benefits farmers. more »»

Avoid diseases in new seedlings

February 17, 2014 For those who like to start their own seeds, either for vegetable or flower gardens, there are two little words that can bring about feelings of dread and despair:?“damping of. more »»

You call this intelligence?

February 16, 2014 If government eavesdropping is as rampant as reported, how come the spies never get me out of trouble? If people are taking the time to monitor our private phone calls, they could at least slip us... more »»

Belinky’s chances are slim

February 16, 2014 Slim to none. Those are what I think the chances are for Mark Belinky, Probate Court judge in Mahoning, of winning the endorsement of the Mahoning County Democratic Party. more »»

Huzzah! It’s my 100th-ish column spectacular!

February 16, 2014 When something is around long enough to mark a milestone of 100, celebrations are in order. more »»

Fond memories of Grandpa

February 14, 2014 Grandfather Lorrey, my grandmother and Aunt Mildred lived in Lincoln, Mass. more »»

Thyme to pick perfect paver plants

February 10, 2014 There’s no denying that gardens with walkways are inviting and quaint. more »»

Another holiday that will keep you warm and fuzzy

February 9, 2014 People who decry Valentine’s Day as a greeting-card holiday, a manufactured box of tripe wrapped up in a pink bow, are not unlike those who brag about not having a TV, or who can tell you how many... more »»

Valentine’s Day is the silly season

February 9, 2014 To quote the great philosopher John Paul Young, ‘‘Love is in the air / Every sight and every sound.’’ If you don’t think so, turn on the TV. more »»

Workshop and annual spring fish sale

February 6, 2014 The Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District will host a free workshop about managing wildlife from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 12 at the Trumbull County Agriculture and Family Education Center, 520 W. more »»

You can’t take it with you, but you can back it up

February 2, 2014 Get out your highlighters and try to contain your disbelief: I did something on my to-do list. more »»

 
 

 

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