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Lifestyles

My milkweed brings all the butterflies to the yard

I listened to a great presentation by Dr. Dan Potter from the University of Kentucky titled “Building A Better Monarch Butterfly Garden.” It was so full of valuable information that I felt compelled to share some of it. Dr. Potter cited numerous studies on milkweeds and gave his ...

Valley Grows Q and A: Why did my hydrangea fail to bloom?

Q: My hydrangea failed to bloom again this year. What am I doing wrong? — Linda from Canfield A: The biggest challenge with these plants is that gardeners want to plant and grow the difficult varieties, ignoring the ones that will grow and bloom beautifully here in the Mahoning ...

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 OSU 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 to ...

Looking back on jobs and military service

After college, it was back to good old Warren. It was early June of 1958 and I had just received my degree from Ohio University — plus a commission in the U.S. Army Reserve as a second lieutenant. I didn’t use the job-finding services of the university because they said my commitment to ...

Senior news

SCOPE OFFERS CLASSES: SCOPE information technology director Kevin Weber is offering free classes on ways for seniors to avoid being scammed. Classes will take place at various SCOPE Senior Centers, including Cortland Christian Church at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Warren Senior Center at 2:30 p.m. Sept. ...

Birthdays, a baptism and a goodbye to a friend

Canning season is in full swing around here. We are a week into September already. Sept. 10 is granddaughter Abigail’s sixth birthday. Her birth brought us much excitement, as she put Joe and me on the grandparent list. Every grandchild brings excitement, but that first grandchild makes a ...