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Tis the season to be ...

December 20, 2013 Matthew and Luke in the New Testament similarly chronicled the holiday of Christmas. The modern secular version sometimes overshadows this fabled Christian story. more »»

Tis the season to be...

December 20, 2013 Matthew and Luke in the New Testament similarly chronicled the holiday of Christmas. The modern secular version sometimes overshadows this fabled Christian story. more »»

Holiday storm revisted

November 28, 2013 It is Thanksgiving 2013, and I am sure we are all giving thanks, having a great feast and visiting with family and friends. more »»

Honoring those who served

November 8, 2013 Veterans Day, as we all know by now, will be celebrated and observed on Monday, Nov. 11. As a veteran myself, I am very proud to have served. more »»

Simple can be best

October 18, 2013 As we watch all the happenings in Congress, or perhaps reading a best-seller novel, or the daily news or many other events, including deciphering our own prescription drugs, sometimes we are quite... more »»

Be aware of side effects

September 27, 2013 At one time or another, we all depend on prescription drugs, hoping that they will cure and heal our physical and mental health problems and disease. 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 »»

Minimum wage or starvation wage?

August 16, 2013 Lately, there has been an outcry from fast food workers across the land and into our local areas concerning the minimum wage. The federal minimum wage is currently $7.25 an hour. more »»

Minimum wage or starvation wage?

August 16, 2013 Lately, there has been an outcry from fast food workers across the land and into our local areas concerning the minimum wage. The federal minimum wage is currently $7.25 an hour. more »»

Sweet treats are back

July 26, 2013 Twinkies are back! Yes, the yummy all-American, cream filled, sponge cake has again arrived on the shelves of most grocery stores and outlets in the Mahoning Valley. more »»

Sweet treats are back

July 26, 2013 Twinkies are back! Yes, the yummy all-American, cream filled, sponge cake has again arrived on the shelves of most grocery stores and outlets in the Mahoning Valley. more »»

Where’s the beef?

July 8, 2013 It was in the mid ’80s when an elderly lady with a husky voice by the name of Clara Peller created one of the most successful ad campaigns ever as she stepped up to a fast food burger joint while... more »»

Where’s the beef?

July 5, 2013 It was in the mid ’80s when an elderly lady with a husky voice by the name of Clara Peller created one of the most successful ad campaigns ever as she stepped up to a fast food burger joint while... more »»

Memories of Memorial Day

May 17, 2013 I wanted to write something different and special about Memorial Day and the importance of the holiday of remembrance of those who have died in our nation’s service, which will be celebrated this... more »»

It’s tomato time again

April 26, 2013 As the spring season finally arrives, gardeners far and wide and especially in Ohio are planning and actually worshipping this important time of the year. more »»

Coming of spring?

April 5, 2013 At this writing, there appears to be a strong anxiety by most everyone in our valley anticipating the return of the warmth of spring. more »»

Ins and outs of the outhouse

February 22, 2013 I was born and raised in a tiny village called Bridgeburg, some five miles north of Kittanning, Pa., along the winding Allegheny River. more »»

Christmas during wartime

December 21, 2012 We are constantly reminded every day of our looming debt crisis during this pre-holiday period (at the time of this writing). more »»

Looking at yuletide traditions

November 30, 2012 As the yuletide period and the holiday of Christmas arrive, there are many traditions that seem to make this age-old holiday’s celebrations more enjoyable. more »»

A brief history of Halloween

October 19, 2012 Halloween has always been very illustrative of a harvest’s end. In the old days in Trumbull and Mahoning counties, we would see corn shocks stacked up high, occupying endless fields on farmlands. more »»

 
 
 

 

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