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Take a five-mile, uphill-both-ways walk through snowy memory

If the forecast proves true, you’re reading this with all the lights on because mountains of snow are blocking your windows. Then again, you might be wearing shorts and sandals, soaking up the sun on your front porch. Weather prognosticators were rather iffy on how much snow was coming this ...

To get good and lost, simply ask for directions

I don’t scream at the sight of a spider. Horror movies bore me. Rather than run, I relish the chance to speak in front of large crowds. But there is one thing that positively sends chills up and down my goosebumps: Someone asking for directions. I freeze. I forget if north is to the left or ...

Pondering theme music, naps and other aids for new year

Random thoughts for the new year: • Life should come with background music. It would clear up a lot of confusion and possibly save lives. In movies and TV shows, when a character utters an important point, Boom! the big crescendo tells us so. We know to pay attention. If we hear the ...

Greet new year with quips, quotes and conundrums

Way back in fourth grade, I tried to calculate my odds of living long enough to see the year 2000. I’d have to be something like 40 years old — ancient! As if ANYONE could live that long. Now we’re about to welcome the year 2019, and I’ll be something like 60 years — which seems ...

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Weilacher 60th anniversary

Dave and Mary Weilacher celebrated their 60th anniversary Dec. 31, 2018. Dave and and the former Mary Merlo were married Dec. 31, 1958, and held their wedding reception dinner at 422 Cafe in Warren. After 60 years, the couple returned to the Cafe 422 with family and friends to ...

Jaros – Saylor engagement

Reverend and Mrs. John Jaros of Leavittsburg and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Saylor of Canton are announcing the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Lindsay Jaros and Ryan Saylor. The bride-elect will graduate suma cum laude in May from The University of Akron with a degree in ...

McMasters’ 50th anniversary

David and Lynora McMasters celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 27, 2018. The couple were honored at a celebration at Avalon Inn and Resort in Warren, surrounded by close family and friend, hosted by their daughters. David and the former Lynora were married Dec. 27, 1968, at ...

Johnson – Janosik wedding

Michelle Rose Johnson and Alex James Janosik were united in marriage Aug. 4, 2018, at Irons Mill Farmstead in New Wilmington, Pa. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father, Edward Johnson, who has since passed away. The groom is the son of Shelly and Jim Janosik of ...

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Good grief, Patty, why are you so thin-skinned?

It’s a label I’ve carried with me for some time. Most of my life, actually. Well, at least since I was old enough to talk — and understand what the humans around me were saying when they conversed, too. Chatty Patty spoke early, I’m told. Guess I’ve always had lots to say? Hee. I ...

Why can’t we be friends? Let me tell ya!

Everyone who knows me knows that PK is a lover, not a fighter. In fact, I like to think of myself as a pretty OK Homo sapien; I hope most of the other ones in my little spot on the globe concur. I try to be easy-going, tolerant, compassionate, kind of heart, and grateful and giving. Natch, ...

Change bad. Just ask Cruella Cave Wife

The humans really hate change. They just do. They fight it like a toddler with his naptime or a teenager with her curfew or Floyd Mayweather with um, pretty much anything. It’s an unfortunate truth that we just don’t handle conversions, adjustments, and / or transformations well, as a ...

Sigh-zing up the challenges of a new year

SIGH. What a great word. I mean, few others in the English language can, in one little syllable, convey so much depth of emotion and range of feelings. SIGH. It’s almost synonymous with Monday mornings or 5 p.m. meetings or dentist visits, no? It sure as shootin’ captures the ...

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Senior news

RETIREES TO MEET: St. Joseph Warren Hospital retirees will have their first meeting of the New Year at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 28 at Wayside Restaurant in Champion. Attendees are requested to bring nonperishable items for food bank donation. NUTRITION SITES AVAILABLE: The Trumbull County Nutrition ...

A time before locked doors

Before World War II, when I was yet to turn 5 years old, my York Avenue neighborhood in good old Warren teemed with all sorts of people who provided services (or just needed or wanted something) to all who lived there. Many just walked in to our homes or just showed up on our doorsteps. Who ...

Before you fall and can’t get up

“I want to continue to golf, but I’m afraid I will fall. If I walk slow, I don’t want to hold my friends back.” “I worry that I will fall getting in and out of the bathtub or shower.” “It’s winter and soon it will be icy and snowy. I could easily fall.” “I fell working in ...

We finally have real winter weather. Snow! Cold! Wind!

Needless to say, it feels good to be inside a warm, cozy house this morning with the outside temperature at 23 degrees. Daughter Lovina, 14, just left for school. Son Benjamin left for his job at the RV factory around 4:30 a.m., and the rest of the family is at home. My husband, Joe, will ...

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• ON SALE THIS WEEK • The Who will play two area shows on its Moving On! tour, which will have the band performing with an orchestra and touring in support of its first album of new music in 13 years. Concerts are scheduled May 30 at Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena and Sept. 10 at ...

McGuffey series hosts polka musicians

A polka party, with music by the former Kuzman’s polka band Summit Jammers, will be held at Kravitz’s Deli Meeting Room, 3135 Belmont Ave., Liberty, as part of the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society’s Memories of a Lifetime. Featured musicians include Dolores DePietro, Joe ...

Calendar

Theater Local ARMORY OF THE ARTS, 49 S. Sharpsville Ave., Sharon, Pa.: Chrysalis State Advanced Performing Arts Conservatory — “West Side Story,” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 27, $35 VIP seating, $20 adult general admission and $18 senior citizens and ...

Artists go to YSU for concert, masterclass

Soprano Maria Temesi and pianist Michael Baron will do a guest artist residency next week at Youngstown State University. Temesi is an official ambassador and vocal consultant for The Hungarian State Opera as well as professor and head of the vocal music department at Szeged University. She ...