Lifestyles

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 ...

Young Eichers eager to shout in the new year

A brand-new year lies before us. What does it hold? Last year brought us two more grandchildren who bring us joy. But Joe and I each had a brother pass away unexpectedly, which brought much sadness into our lives. We need to remember that God is in control and to fully put our trust in Him. ...

18th annual Fitness Challenge deadlines in three days

You can't stop time from ticking ahead. But you can halt the bathroom scales from keeping pace with the hall clock. The deadline to sign up for the 2019 Tribune Chronicle Fitness Challenge is Friday. Gather your hefty five-member team and join the community weight loss challenge that benefits ...

Calendar for January 2019

6 — Evaline’s Bridal Show at Covelli Centre, Youngstown, at noon 7 — Northeastern Ohio Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition opens at Youngstown State University’s Judith Rae Solomon Gallery 8 — Youngstown City School District Visual & Performing Arts Unity Project art exhibit ...

Positive people brighten new year

We have moved on into the New Year and a time to reflect on 2018 and then look ahead into 2019. For each of us, last year no doubt brought a variety of experiences, some good and some on the negative side. Over my years working with The Ohio State University Extension in several positions, I ...

Senior news

PERI TO MEET: Public Employee Retirees Inc., Trumbull County Chapter 56, will meet at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at Shepherd of the Valley, 4100 North River Road NE, Warren. Guest speaker will be Joe Bell of the Cafaro Co. Reservations are a must by Sunday to Barb at 330-372-2603 or Virginia at ...

Serving as wedding cook tiring

The wedding for Menno and Emma is now history. We wish them a long and happy married life together, with God guiding their way. Once again, we do all that work for just one day, but it’s a special day they will always remember. When two become one in a marriage until death do them part, ...

Health notes

ALZHEIMER SUPPORT GROUP: Alzheimer Network Family Support Groups will meet at 6 p.m. today at the Girard Free Library, 105 E. Prospect St. Family members and caregivers are welcome. All meetings are free. For information, call 330-788-9755. OPIOID CRISIS MEETING: The Hubbard City ...

Farmers aim to boost sales via social media

TUALATIN, Ore. — Rosa Villarreal’s three young sons jumped and ran around the field of Christmas trees like jackrabbits, their excitement palpable as they raced from evergreen to evergreen. The boys, ages 2, 4 and 6, were picking out a real tree this year — a new tradition their young ...

Model recalls posing for Rockwell

GRAFTON, Mass. — Eight-year-old Eddie Locke was a third-grader at the Plain School in Stockbridge in 1958 when the famed artist Norman Rockwell, accompanied by the principal, walked into the lunchroom one day and pointed at him. “That one,” the artist said. Seeing the principal ...

Isolation, loneliness prevalent on holidays

The holiday season is filled with food, fun and family for many. But for others, loneliness and isolation are magnified. Older adults suffering from loneliness and isolation are at a greater risk for increased health issues. Isolation and loneliness have two sides of the same coin. ...

Lovina’s friend offers peek into wedding preparations

Editor’s note: In this week’s column, Lovina’s English (non-Amish) friend Ruth Boss takes the pen and writes her glimpses into Lovina’s busy week as head cook for her niece’s wedding. This week I helped with preparations for the wedding for Lovina’s niece Emma. As an outsider, I am ...

Health notes

FLAG MEETS: Youngstown Area PFLAG will hold its monthly support meeting 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Youngstown Area PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends and Allies) is a support, education and advocacy group for friends and family of LGBTQ ...

Use the slow lane when choosing Christmas gifts

NEW YORK — The world is fast and furious. Why not slow it down for the holidays? Ways to achieve that lofty goal are plentiful. Here are some ideas on how to give Christmas gifts of slow living: THE SLOW HOME PODCAST The podcast is hosted by the Australian Brook McAlary, a mother of two. ...

Senior news

CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON: Alcan / Novelist Retirees Christmas luncheon will be noon Dec. 11 at DiLucia’s Banquet Center, 2610 Elm Road, Warren. Lunch is $15. Reservations are needed as soon as possible. Call or text Bob at 330-397-3789, or leave your name with Bob Kovach at ...

Lovina shares family’s favorite cookie, candy recipes

We are still busy getting prepared for niece Emma’s wedding next week. So this week, I will share some recipes that we use over the holidays. Sour cream cut-out cookies are still our favorite Christmas cookie to decorate. Enjoy. God bless you all. Sour Cream Cut-Out Cookies This is an easy ...

Health notes

FALL PREVENTION: The Girard Multi- Generational Center is presenting, “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls” program at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, and Dec. 10, 13, 17, 20, 27 and 31 at the Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard. This is a free program. Many ...

Holiday memories made by loved ones

As I write this, it’s the day after Thanksgiving 2018. I spent Thanksgiving Day with some dear friends from my church and, for some strange reason, I’m not very hungry today. Thanksgivings of the past have kind of melded all together so that I’m not quite sure which Thanksgivings were ...

Senior news

PERI PARTY: Public Employee Retirees Inc., Trumbull County Chapter 56, will meet at 11:15 a.m. Dec. 12 at DiLucia’s Banquet Room, 2610 Elm Road NE, Warren. The group’s Christmas party is this month, therefore, there is no speaker. Reservations are a must by Dec. 9 by calling Barb at ...

Amish clothing tradition questions answered

This week, my husband, Joe, and son Benjamin, 19, are off all week for Thanksgiving. Son Joseph, 16, has off Thanksgiving Day and Friday, as well as Lovina, 14, and Kevin, 13, from school. So it seems as if this week will go faster than usual. Saturday, our three sons and Joe went to help at ...