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It’s the giant inflatable Grim Reaper, Charlie Brown!

October 6, 2013 Once in awhile, the advantages of technology and advancement of human achievement in this day and age we live in are on brilliant display for all to gaze at in wonder. more »»

A general store education

October 4, 2013 Thinking back many years ago now, I spent a couple of summers and weekends working in Elmer’s grocery in North Bloomfield. Elmer came to my father one day and asked him if it was OK to offer me a job. more »»

'Breaking Bad’ fans: Do not be the one who knocks tonight

September 29, 2013 So, tonight is the series finale of “Breaking Bad. more »»

One bowl does not a man’s party make

September 29, 2013 Editor’s note: Burton Cole is on vacation. Here is a Classic Cole. more »»

Always something to do in the fall

September 26, 2013 Fall is my favorite time of year. The changing colors of the leaves, the crisp dew in the morning, and the sights and smells of harvest make Trumbull County a wonderful place to liv. more »»

Kitchen-sink soups use up summer veggies

September 25, 2013 About this time of year, summer gardens are winding down, and once again everyone is flush with fresh veggies. more »»

Appreciating the people who bring smiles to your day

September 22, 2013 Well, It is officially autumn 2013. And, at this point in autumn 2013, my friends, I am sad to report that I’m fairly hard pressed to find many happy headlines in this jumbled-up world of ours. Sig. more »»

Can a woodchuck still chuck wood if it’s a whistlepig?

September 22, 2013 There are so many charming colloquialisms that come from living in this are. more »»

The battle of the news releases

September 22, 2013 These are the headlines from two news releases I received Friday: ‘‘Joyce Votes to Avert Government Shutdown, Defund the Affordable Care Act’’ and ‘‘Dave Joyce Puts Government On A Path To Shutdown. more »»

Queries tax the lax brain

September 22, 2013 I’m on vacation this week. It is a time for relaxing, for resting, for finally taking time to consider the inconsiderable, to ponder the imponderable. more »»

Fire power

September 15, 2013 I love fall. I love candles. I love pretty things. With that being said, it was very easy to decide what my fall Tribune Chronicle Pinterest story would be about — fall candles and arrangements. more »»

Even an optimist can get the grumps sometimes

September 15, 2013 And another thing, what is up with the whole twerking nonsense? Call me stupid, but if I see one more ridiculous video of some misguided young woman contorting about like a scantily-clad genie tryin... more »»

The Friday night lightbulb goes off for WGH alum

September 15, 2013 On Friday night, I was absent-mindedly driving down Elm Road and was greeted by “Field of Dreams”-level traffic. more »»

Don’t forget to read the fine print

September 15, 2013 The clerk rang up my purchase, which triggered a whole list of fine print. She pointed at a screen in front of me. ‘‘Just hit the ‘accept’ button and sign the next screen.’’ ‘‘Right. more »»

Bands come to Beach Club’s rescue

September 12, 2013 Assorted ramblings about a lot of good music in the coming week: ¯ More than 35 bands, many from the Mahoning Valley, are donating their time and talents this weekend for Rock 2 Rebuild the Beach... more »»

Weeds are not what they seem

September 9, 2013 With a name like Ambrosia, you would think this plant would be sweet smelling, lovely to look at and a delight to have in the garden, but common ragweed is instead an irritating allergen and... more »»

Locking up always backfires

September 8, 2013 I bought a lockbox the other day. I don’t know why. The only person that locks have ever kept out of something that’s mine is me. more »»

It’s a pumpkin spice world, and I’m a pumpkin spice girl

September 8, 2013 Since it’s been five minutes since summer ended, it’s time for pumpkin spice to take over the world. I guess it could be wors. more »»

An empty nest can fill again

September 6, 2013 Humans and birds are somewhat alike in regard to when is the time to leave the nest. Baby robins are given a few last reminders of flight and gathering food, and then they are gone. more »»

Summer is no vacation on the farm

September 5, 2013 Most farmers don’t know what a summer vacation would be like. From early spring through summer and into late fall, there are what seems like a dozen and one things to do on the farm. more »»

 
 

 

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