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Hip, hip (ouch! my hip!) hooray for the grandpa bod

The greatest advancement for modern man is the appreciation of the sexiness of dad bods. Face it, not many of us are going to discover our inner Chris “Thor” Hemsworth beneath all our layers of daddliness. Instead of “six-pack” abs, most of us sprout bellies sculpted more along the ...

Soapy showdown at the coin-operated laundry corral

Big Jim poked at the campfire. “Reckon we’ll get these cattle to the stockyard in two, three days.” Buck nodded. “S’long as we stay ahead of them rustlers. Ain’t enough of us to hold off them bandits.” Ol’ Cheyenne squinted at the dark horizon. “Somethin’s out there, mark ...

Will Rogers never met a quip or wisecrack he didn’t like

“The problem ain’t what people know. It’s what people know that ain’t so that’s the problem.” So said Will Rogers, the humorist and cowboy philosopher from the 1920s and ’30s who poked fun at human nature and politicians all while famously maintaining, “I never met a man I ...

Relaxing family vacations weren’t so relaxing for dad

It was 1970 and I’d just come home with my new paperback, “King of the Grizzlies,” a 50-cent treasure from my Scholastic Book Club order. “Stash it in the camper for the trip,” Mom ordered. I couldn’t wait for vacation to begin so that I could dig into the mess of books Mom ...

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Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital CHARNIGA, Amanda and Jonathan Cook, of Columbiana, a son June 28 GARCIA, Ashley and Shawn, of Canfield, a son June 28 MOSER, Raquel and Jordan, of Canfield, a son June 28 St. Joseph Warren Hospital BALLARD, Samir and Delmar Liptrot Sr., of Warren, a ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital LOWER, Amelia and Michael, of Poland, a daughter June 27 MILLS, Connie and Brett Wilson, of Boardman, a daughter June 27 PORTERFIELD, Sarah and John, of Berlin Center, a son June 27 WOLFE, Dakota and Jacob Ervin, of Salem, a son June 27 WRASK, Nicole ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital HASSETT, Karianne and Tyler Danner, of Struthers, twin daughter and son June 26 SEABURN, Marjorie and Gregory McWilliams, of Youngstown, a daughter June 26 PEREZCOLON, Aniuska and Anthony Benitz, of Struthers, a daughter June 26 VANPELT, Kara and Lyndon, ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital FIFE, Lauren and Jonathon, of Vienna, a son June 25 RODRIGUEZ, Tonera and Juston, of Youngstown, a daughter June 25

Patty Kimerer column | VIEW ALL

Bug or the windshield, that’s life, so enjoy it

Remember that 1992 song by Mary Chapin Carpenter called “The Bug?” No, it’s not about ants, bees, flies, etc. You seriously don’t know it? Come on now, peeps, you don’t have to be a card-carrying member of the Grand Ole Opry to know it. If memory serves, it crossed the country / ...

Despite kooky trends, ’80s music still rocks

People often ask me if it’s difficult to come up with a subject matter to write about every single week. Sheesh, peshwa and tsk! I mean, to even suggest that a hip, cool, inquisitive, environmentally conscience, in-the-know, well-informed, seasoned writer who just happens to be mom of the ...

Everything was much better in the 1980s

I was watching an episode of this summer’s first set of the final installment of “Stranger Things” when it happened. Wait, what? Do not even tell me y’all still haven’t watched Netflix’s breakout hit, number one program, highest-rated series — and quite possibly, maybe even ...

Will the real Amber and Johnny sit down, shut up

The other day I sat down with Kyle to see what he was so intently watching on the telly. Lo and behold, it was the Amber Heard / Johnny Depp trial. Or what I like to refer to as the case of the “Hollywood People Who Have Too Much Money, No Scruples (on either side) and are Acting Like ...

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Daughter is ready to start dating again

It is time to get this column written and on its way. Although the mercury on the thermometer is already up to 79 degrees, a breeze is coming in the windows. Yesterday was different and much warmer, and there was less breeze with higher humidity. Daughter Elizabeth and Tim and four children, ...

Getting back to the land grows into family business

JOHNSTON — During the COVID-19 pandemic, Melissa Ann Proctor, 35, developed her “granny hobbies” of baking and gardening into a full-time business. “I like to think of all of us as ‘homesteaders,’ too,” Proctor said. “Using basic, old-fashioned survival skills — bartering ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. TCMHRB SCHEDULE: The Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board, 4076 Youngstown Road SE, Suite 201, Warren, will hold an administrative committee meeting 4:30 p.m. today in the ...

Valley Grows calendar

Veggies and more tour When: 6 p.m. today What: Learn about growing practices, tips, soils, organic production, as well as discussions on your weeds, diseases and insects to diagnose what’s going on in your garden. Where: Treez Please, 1327 Wick Ave., Youngstown Cost: Free Info: ...

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Entertainment calendar

Art ART HOUSE ON ELM, 906 Elm St., Youngstown: Tribute Show, Friday through July 29. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and by appointment. www.arthouseonelm.com. ART ON PARK, 180 N. Park Ave., Youngstown: Sharpies and Cardboard Exhibition, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, free. BUTLER ...

Lit Youngstown presents Soap Gallery reading

Quartez Harris of Cleveland and Kerry Trautman of Findlay will be the featured writers at Lit Youngstown’s next First Wednesday Readers Series event. Harris is Ohio Poetry Association’s 2021 Poet of the Year and the author of two poetry collections — “We Made It To School Alive” ...

Austintown church hosts three-day ‘Spectacular’

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church is replacing its summer festival this year with the “Spectacular Three Day Summer Event” starting Friday. It will include a rummage and clothing sales, a basket raffle with more than 70 baskets and a cash bonus drawing with prizes of $3,000, $2,000 and two ...

TNT offers theater workshops for kids

Children’s theater workshops will be presented July 18 to 22 at Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles. Maria Ceraolo and Pat Fagan will teach the workshops, which meet 10 to 11 a.m. for students entering first, second and third grades and 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for ...