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Never forget the true meaning of Memorial Day

May 26, 2013 So, what’s on the agenda for tomorrow? Barbecue? Road race? Maybe pick up a new pair of white summer shoes at that big sale at the Eastwood Mall? Hmm. Memorial Day activities. more »»

It’s a dog’s life for Monnie with the Kimerer family

May 19, 2013 Well, it’s been two years, almost to the day, since we brought home a tiny ball of fur and energy we named Monnie. more »»

Some words of wisdom, straight from Mom

May 12, 2013 If you’re looking for a column about anything other than Mom today … I’m afraid you should continue on in your search. more »»

This Cinco de Mayo, say ‘Ole!’ for tres

May 5, 2013 Cinco de Mayo. For countless masses around the country — many of whom happen to reside here in the Mahoning Valley —?it’s a reason to celebrate. more »»

The columnist stands far away from the mice

April 28, 2013 Remember that little nursery rhyme about the Farmer in the Dell? It was a cutsey sing-song about how the farmer takes a wife, who takes a cow, who takes, um, a pig or something and eventually, the... more »»

The columnist stands far away from the mice

April 28, 2013 Remember that little nursery rhyme about the Farmer in the Dell? It was a cutsey sing-song about how the farmer takes a wife, who takes a cow, who takes, um, a pig or something and eventually, the... more »»

Tired of tragedy, angry, but still praying

April 21, 2013 I’m tired of this. I’m tired of turning on the television or firing up the computer or glancing down at my smart phone and seeing ... sheer dread and havoc wrought by man’s hand. more »»

Parkinson’s is personal ... but you can help

April 14, 2013 I’d like to tell you about my new pal, Margaret Poole. Her friends call her Peggy, and since I’m now her buddy, she has graciously consented to adding me to that distinguished lis. more »»

Seeing more clearly — and gratefully — with age

April 7, 2013 As the Cleveland Indians sucked me in for another season by starting off strong and the latest Carnival Cruise dilemma sealed my decision to keep any future vacations landlocked, yet one more unique... more »»

Sharing the love and reminders of Easter Sunday

March 31, 2013 Ah, Easter Sunday. I absolutely love Easter Sunday. It’s not just the 85 pounds of chocolate you can eat without judgment for a day. more »»

A request for Mother Nature:?Please send sun!

March 24, 2013 An Open Letter to Mother Nature: Hey, there, um, Mother Nature. Or Mother Earth ... I’m never sure which moniker is preferable. more »»

Birthdays, robots and popes:?All in a week’s work

March 17, 2013 My, my but it’s been a busy week for the Kimerer family. It all started with my husband Kerry’s birthday on Monday. Well, it really started with a family dinner in his honor on Sunday, to be precis. more »»

Communications breakdown on the road

March 10, 2013 What we’ve got here, is a failure to communicate — with warmth and / or civility, anyway. more »»

Communications breakdown on the road

March 10, 2013 What we’ve got here, is a failure to communicate — with warmth and / or civility, anyway. more »»

Barely hanging on as winter hangs on

March 4, 2013 I know it doesn’t seem like it, but we actually ARE in the home stretch. We finally made it to March, so at least that’s something. more »»

Where’s the outrage when Christianity is attacked?

February 24, 2013 Well, it’s exactly 10 months until Christmas Ev. more »»

All work and no play in Florida is OK, but heart is in Ohio

February 17, 2013 As we Christians observed the beginning of the Lenten season by fasting and abstaining, lovers of the greeting card industry — I mean, Valentine’s Day — bought chocolate in droves and school-aged... more »»

A wail at the thought of no Saturday mail

February 10, 2013 Boy, another week chock full of lots of important news, huh? First and foremost, the good news: a miracle occurred and the life of a 6-year-old boy was saved in Alabama. Thank you, Lord. more »»

Celebrating freedom of the press and the 49ers

February 3, 2013 I was at a work function the other evening when I introduced myself to someone who responded, “Patty Kimerer? Do you write a column for the Tribune Chronicle?” Immediately, I scanned the room for th... more »»

The biggest controversy of them all:?Mommygate

January 27, 2013 Well, well, well. It’s been quite the controversial week (or so), has it not? First of all was the faux mea culpa of Lance Armstrong. more »»

 
 
 

 

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