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Miracle on the way?

April 19, 2013 In June of 2011, I had a stroke. My voice, right arm and right leg were affected to the point of being virtually nonfunctional. more »»

Memories of family cabin

March 29, 2013 The cabin near the top of Laurel Ridge in western Pennsylvania was a real find for us, a treasure enjoyed by many of our friends and family over a number of years. more »»

Cabin fosters memories

March 8, 2013 One summer evening in about 1969, our friends from Wales said, “Why don’t we go somewhere for the Fourth of July weekend?” So we made some telephone calls and found that a cabin that I was introduce... more »»

Cautionary winter tales

January 25, 2013 It was a bleak and sunless day when I found myself near the center of an ice-covered, partially frozen pond about the size of a football field. I was 7 years old, on my way home from school. more »»

Cautionary winter tales

January 25, 2013 It was a bleak and sunless day when I found myself near the center of an ice-covered, partially frozen pond about the size of a football field. I was 7 years old, on my way home from school. more »»

Traditions can span generations

January 4, 2013 The word “tannenbaum” comes from 16th century Germany, and though it has changed its meaning several times, constancy and faithfulness are what it symbolizes to most of us. more »»

Traditions can span generations

January 4, 2013 The word “tannenbaum” comes from 16th century Germany, and though it has changed its meaning several times, constancy and faithfulness are what it symbolizes to most of us. more »»

A trail runs through

December 14, 2012 For several days in August of 1945, about a dozen boys, age 14 or so, were repairing a portion of the Long Trail in southwestern Vermont. more »»

Short exchanges on long journeys

October 12, 2012 While motoring through the Cotswolds in England several years ago, we came to a quaint village of narrow streets and gray stone houses, some with thatched roofs. more »»

A home with a view

September 21, 2012 Many people still live in or near the house where they were born. The last house we lived in was a handsome house that we enjoyed for 35 years. more »»

Growing up in the greenhouse

August 31, 2012 In conversation with Bob Gilmore of Gilmore’s Greenhouse at the corner of Niles Road and Virginia Avenue, with whom I frequently have pleasant chats, I learned that this is the 70th year of his... more »»

The view from the mountain

August 10, 2012 In the summer of 1953, my father and I went to Mount Katahdin, the highest mountain in the state of Maine. His objective was to have a good day of fishing for trout in that area. more »»

Medical discoveries continue

July 20, 2012 Health care is in the news almost every day. Millions and millions of people are trying to learn better health care practices and how to take care of themselves. more »»

Trawling without a net

June 29, 2012 The same couple with whom we went to the Virgin Islands years ago gave up their sailboat in favor of a pleasure trawler. They grew up in Annapolis, Md. more »»

Senior News

June 29, 2012 LEGACY AWARDS RECOGNIZE SENIORS: The Valley Legacy Awards, recognizing outstanding seniors and senior advocates from Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties, is accepting nominations for honoree. more »»

Do what you’re told, or not

May 18, 2012 One day years ago, my wife and I were traveling to New England through northeastern Pennsylvania. We had picked out a motel that seemed easily accessible from a travel guide. However, we got los. more »»

Tales of tropical islands

April 27, 2012 One April morning, two men surprisingly poked their heads up out of a large body of water off St. John’s Island in the Caribbean. more »»

Explore Ohio’s geology

April 6, 2012 Five thousand feet of ice may have covered what we know as Courthouse Square and surrounding northeastern Ohio some time during the Ice Age. more »»

A salad that’s 280 million years old

March 16, 2012 The metaphor used for the title of this column could read, “A Window Into the Past” or “An Encyclopedia of Ancient Fossil Plants.” This is a story about coal ball. more »»

Managing money at the MS?Society

February 24, 2012 Many years ago, I took a job with a Multiple Sclerosis Society in another state that had nearly 500 members registered. It was supported by 10 United Funds. more »»

 
 

 

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