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RETIREES CANCEL THROUGH MARCH: Howland Schools Retirees monthly lunch meetings at Enzo’s have been canceled until March. COVID-19 and winter weather concerns have been considered in making this decision. Contact Mary at 330-856-5226 if you have questions or important news to share. SANTA ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. ALZHEIMER HELP FOR HOLIDAYS: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter is offering virtual education programs in December to help caregivers and family members learn ...

Reflect and release as you garden

You may wonder how I kept from alienating my family, friends and neighbors in the last 11 “COVID months.” It really took a great deal of physical energy. Instead of arguing incessantly over political idiocies and how to stop a pandemic, I cleaned my home, ate anything that stood still ...

Ground covering presents challenge

Q: I’m interested in recommendations for ground covers. What will grow quickly and look good most of the year? — Angela from Youngstown A: Groundcovers are all rapid growers. Saying this, many of the common ones can be invasive. While the look nice most of the year, they are causing ...

Find the right Christmas present for your gardener

If you are like me, there are so many people in my life that have so much. What to buy them for Christmas? As winter progresses, I look forward to yardwork — the perennials, annuals, wild flowers — and, of course, the garden. My gardener friends, like me, want tools and tips that their ...

Valley Grows calendar

Here are upcoming gardening events through the Ohio State University Trumbull County Extension Office. For more information and a complete list, contact the Extension Office, 520 W. Main St. Suite 1, Cortland, at 330-638-6783. Office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Call ...

We can all use some more ‘common sense’

Raising four kids is tough. Raising four kids in an age of constant access to a flurry of media content is impossible. Or at least it feels that way some days. I liken it to a day at the beach. Saying those words “day at the beach” should conjure images of sun and fun, sand and water, ...

Church’s Night of Hope to aid Children Services

WARREN — Helping Trumbull Children Services find homes for children is one of the ways Second Baptist Church House of Hope assists the community. The church, along with the Village Network, came together with Trumbull Children Services to host its third annual Night of Hope event that ...

Senior news

BE A SANTA: Home Instead’s Be A Santa to a Senior program will continue this year new options for community participation. With Mahoning and Trumbull counties seniors more isolated than ever because of concerns due to the virus, this year, for the first time in the program’s 17-year ...

Remembering the Korean War and a new school

This is the third installment of my 85 years of living in good old Warren: We left off late last month where I was finishing up in early June of 1950 at East Junior High. During summer vacation of 1950, the Korean War began on June 25. I was nearly 15 years old. My friend John Strommer and I ...

Enjoy the nice weather

Sons Benjamin, 21, and Joseph, 18, both have left for work. It is 5 a.m. and I decided I’ll write this column while all is still quiet. The weather has taken a big change overnight. Yesterday, and for over a week, we have had nice, sunny, warm weather. Now this morning the temperature is in ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. HEALTH PLANS FOR UNINSURED: It’s important for Ohioans who have lost their healthcare coverage to know that the Affordable Care Act includes a provision that gives people 60 days to ...

Uses for fall leaves

As the summer gives way to fall, our thoughts turn to cooler days and fall colors. However, once the color fades the leaves begin to fall, and there can be many of them. I feel like there were more this year than ever. A mature tree can have as many as a quarter of a million leaves on its ...

Tender bulbs need cool and dry storage in winter

Many of our favorite, sometimes exotic looking summer garden plants like cannas, calla lilies, caladiums and elephant ears grow from “tender bulbs,” which means they need special care in the fall and winter. They will not survive the cold and if left outdoors, will freeze and turn to mush ...

Discover sweet autumn blooms

Q: I saw a white blooming vine that smelled divine and was blooming in October. What is it? How can I grow one? — Diana from Boardman A: Just when you thought there wasn’t much to enjoy in your garden as summer becomes fall, along comes Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis virginiana). ...

Valley Garden Grows

Here are upcoming gardening events through the Ohio State University Trumbull County Extension Office. For more information and a complete list, contact the extension office, 520 W. Main St. Suite 1, Cortland, at 330-638-6783. Office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Call ...

Teachers are amazing and adaptable humans

They’ve prepared, as best they can, for the uncertainties of each new school day. Most prepared by going to college to learn modern teaching strategies, pedagogical techniques and how to make engaging lesson plans. However, while the teachers are well-equipped, the classrooms are often not. ...

Senior news

SENIOR VOLUNTEERS: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of the Mahoning Valley is looking for volunteers who wish to be part of this organization. For information, contact Leah at 330-480-0352, Ext. 3. RSVP is a national service program for individuals 55 and older who want to volunteer ...

Leaves, hunting and pie

We are having nice, sunny autumn weather with temperature in the 60s by the end of the day. It’s a good time to get the leaves raked and the yard cleaned up before the snow flies. We did have a coating of snow on Sunday, but it didn’t accumulate much. I also have some tulip bulbs I want ...

Health notes

MERCY HEALTH OFFERS DIABETES INFORMATION: November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. For diabetes educational classes, call 330-480-2676, for physical activity, call the Stepping Out Program at 330-480-8659. Virtual stepping out classes are available, along with classes at various ...