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Procrastinators unite! — tomorrow

It was a lovely day and I was spending it productively, reading the big volume of Donald Duck comics I’d checked out of the library when — while turning a page on a very important storyline involving Uncle Scrooge — my eye caught sight of the calendar. “Wait, what day is it? Oh, no — ...

Watch out for snakes

Never walk barefoot through a cow pasture. That’s one of life’s lessons that I learned growing up on a farm — but not for the reason you might think. One bright summer day as a kid, I gingerly combed my toes through the grass at my cousin Dale’s farm. Why I was barefoot, I can’t ...

Color TV, my own phone — oh, to be that rich

When I grew up, I wanted to be rich. Really rich. So rich that my house would have TWO TVs. Both color, of course (rich kids didn’t have to suffer with black-and-white sets), and both with those massive cabinets and 25-inch screens. That’s how rich I wanted to be. It was my goal. I ...

Wanted: Elves for housework and light cobbling

Where are my elves? In the fable of “The Elves and the Shoemaker,” a poor shoemaker had only enough leather to make one final pair of shoes. The poor guy — let’s call him Harold — cut the leather and went to bed. According to the news report from the Brothers Grimm, when Harold and ...

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Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital FISHER, Haley and Jacob Volsko, of Youngstown, a son Sept. 21 HERNON, Belinda and Joune Fraser, of Warren, a son Sept. 21 KAKAVROS, Anne and Kiriakos, of Cortland, a daughter Sept. 21 SPENCER, Melanie and Arthur Zalewski Jr., of Struthers, a son Sept. 21

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital BYERS, Alyssa and Allen, of Canfield, a son Sept. 20 CIANCIOLO, Lindsey and Steven, of Canfield, a son Sept. 20

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital CLAWSON, Taylor, Youngstown, a daughter Sept. 18 SLEPSKI, Ashley and Nicholas Ludban, of Canfield, a daughter Sept. 18 WHITFIELD, Sharay, of Youngstown, a son Sept. 18 WRIGHT, Katelyn and Joshua Coburn, of Salem, a son Sept. 18

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital ADAMS, Brooke and Nicholas, of Youngstown, a daughter Sept. 17 FROELICH, Simone and Scott, of Youngstown, a son Sept. 17 GREAVES, Jeannie and Scott, of New Waterford, a daughter Sept. 17 RAFFA, Kristen and Michael, of Youngstown, a daughter Sept. ...

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Comparing pain is like comparing painters

There’s a debate that’s been going on for many, many years. Perhaps decades. Shoot, I don’t know, maybe even centuries? It has to do with pain tolerance and who does it better, boys or girls. Hmm. If I’ve heard this quote once, I’ve heard it a thousand times — and I am, for ...

Pondering stuff that only Italians will get

I was chatting with my bella cousin Mary Ann recently. Oh, bella means beautiful, for y’all non-Italians, BT dubs. Anyway, my cugina (come on now, you can figure that one out on your own, no?) and I were waxing nostalgic, philosophical, political and flipping hysterical as we laughed and ...

Cheers to 26 years of holding that cute guy’s hand

I’ve learned a lot of stuff in my 53 years circling the sun. Some of it really, really helpful. Some of it I immediately filed into the BFI dumpster, yo. But most of it accumulated over the last 26 years, since I married that cute boy with the adorable smile on Sept. 2, 1995. When you live ...

What’s cool about mice in the kitchen? Nothing

You know what’s really cool about finding a mouse in your house? Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zip. Niente — that would be Italian for nuttin’. I know, I know. People think mice are cute. You know, because they’re all furry and fuzzy and squeaky. Hmpf. Plus, they’ve got those adorably ...

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Laughing through Latin on Tuesdays in ’48

It was 1948, and Tuesday nights aired the greatest comedy shows on radio or anywhere else. Ever. Well, that’s my opinion. Our family even ignored our brand-new Dumont television set in order to listen to that wonderful lineup of comedy. My eighth-grade Latin that I took at East Junior ...

Senior news

RETIREES TO MEET: St. Joseph Warren Hospital Retirees will meet for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Wayside Restaurant in Champion. Retired and former employees from St. Joseph or Warren General Hospital are welcome. Attendees are requested to bring nonperishable items for food bank ...

Times of joy and sorrow for Eichers as summer ends

Dear Readers, I’m Lovina’s daughter Susan. I wanted to write for Mom this week since she is very busy preparing for church services that will be held at her home on Sunday. Then less than two weeks later will be my sister Loretta’s wedding. Today, I sewed my dress for Loretta and ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@trib today.com. WORLD ALZHEIMER’S MONTH: September is World Alzheimer’s Month and today is World Alzheimer’s Day. More than 6 million Americans suffer with Alzheimer’s disease, and ...

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Cartoonist speaking at Trumbull Town Hall

WARREN — Cartoonist Tom Toro will speak Wednesday as part of the Trumbull Town Hall lecture series. This is one of two lectures from the 2019-20 season that was postponed and rescheduled multiple times due to COVID-19. Since his first appearance in 2010, Toro has published more than 200 ...

Ticket calendar

Art ART HOUSE ON ELM, 906 Elm St., Youngstown: “Bewilderness,” through Saturday. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and by appointment. www.arthouseonelm.com. ASHTABULA ARTS CENTER, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula: “Cynthia Brewster: Portraits and Other Illusions of ...

OH WOW! closes, reopens Saturday

Following Silly Science Sunday last weekend, OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology will be closed through Friday for a deep cleaning. The building at 15 Central Square, Youngstown, will reopen 9 a.m. Saturday. For more information, go to ...

Area wines at Columbiana Uncorked event

Columbiana Uncorked runs 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Firestone Farms, 101 Town Center Ave., Columbiana. Deer’s Leap Winery, Feisty Brood Meadery, L’uva Bella Winery, Mastropietro Winery, McKim’s Honeyvine & Winery and Sundog Cellars Ciderhouse & Winery will serve samples of their ...