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RETIRED TEACHERS MEET: Mahoning Retired Teachers Association will meet 11 a.m. Wednesday at Drakes Landing Banquet Center, 2177 Western Reserve Road. The program and meeting will be presided by Phil Butto. Holiday and traditional music will be provided by the Boardman Jazz Band, and monetary ...

Trying a new holiday recipe

It’s probably our coldest morning so far this fall. The mercury on the thermometer dipped down to almost 20 degrees. How thankful we are for a cozy house to live in. Some are not so fortunate. We should thank God every day for our many blessings, but as I write this, with Thanksgiving Day in ...

Health news

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. CHRISTMAS BENEFIT: Alta Care Group, the Valley agency committed to the social, emotional, behavioral, educational and physical well-being of children, adolescents, young adults and ...

Valley Grows Calendar of Events

Here are upcoming gardening events through the Ohio State University Mahoning County Extension Office. For more information and a complete list, contact the Extension Office, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield, at 330-533-5538. The Plant and Pest Clinic is open 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Thursdays at ...

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Playhouse adds show to ‘Elf the Musical’ run

YOUNGSTOWN — Due to ticket demand, Youngstown Playhouse is adding a matinee performance Dec. 11 to its two-weekend run of “Elf the Musical.” Both originally scheduled matinees at 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 12 already are sold out. There is limited availability for the evening ...

Ashtabula Orchestra to play two concerts

The Ashtabula Area Orchestra will perform its 27th Holiday Concerts at 7 p.m. Saturday at Lakeside Performing Arts Center, Lakeside High School, 6600 Sanborn Road, Ashtabula, and 2 p.m. Sunday at Jefferson Area High School Auditorium, 207 W Mulberry St., Jefferson. Guest Conductor David Roth ...

‘Drag queen’ musical marks its 15th year

YOUNGSTOWN — “How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas” started out in 2007 rebelling against those message-delivering shows that become holiday traditions. That’s changed over the years, according to Rust Belt Theater Company founder Robert Dennick Joki, who co-wrote the music with Josh ...

McDonough opens quintet of shows

YOUNGSTOWN — The McDonough Museum of Art will end 2021 with five exhibitions opening Friday. Traditional year end shows, the Fall Graduating BFA and MFA Collaborative Project exhibitions for Youngstown State University students, will be joined by three additional shows — “Talking with ...

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Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital ALVAREZ, Janet and Alexander, of Youngstown, a daughter Dec. 2 HALL, Elyse and Ian, of Youngstown, a son Dec. 2 LAMBERT, Nicole and Anthony Garcia, of Youngstown, a son Dec. 2 LUPTON, Amanda and Robert, of Cortland, a daughter Dec. 2 MURRAY, Jawan and ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital JENKINS, Karlylyn Lucente and Tyler, of Hubbard, a daughter Dec. 1 SEVENICH, Emily and Ian, of Leetonia, a son Dec. 1 WHITE-BROWN, Taylor and Elijah Smith, of Girard, a son Dec. 1

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital BAKER, Rebecca and Justin, of North Lima, a son Nov. 30 BOSO, Courtney and Luke Maola, of East Liverpool, a daughter Nov. 30 CHAPMAN, Michelle and Daniel, of New Springfield, a daughter Nov. 30 FULTON, Talea and Robert Littrell, of Youngstown, a daughter ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital ANDERSON, Amanda and Justin Turner, of Warren, a son Nov. 27 BACKUS, Monique, of Youngstown, a son Nov. 27 DEAN, Kayli and John Heydie, of Youngstown, a daughter Nov. 28 ERVIN, Melissa and John, of Canfield, a daughter Nov. 27 FRENZEL, Taylor and ...

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Tell me why — pondering life’s imponderables

In fits of forced boredom, I used to ponder that age-old question of if a tree fell in the forest, and there was no one there to hear it, does it make a sound? Or if a man speaks in a forest and there’s no woman there to hear him, is he still wrong? Coughs and sniffles have kept me at ...

Follow the trail of dirty socks and shirts home

My wife left me. But only for two weeks. “Do you miss me?” she asked in one of our nightly phone calls. “Absolutely,” I said, while muting the TV. I didn’t want her to overhear that I was watching wrestling, which apparently is “stupid” and “ridiculous” and “without ...

Bedbugs, early birds and worms worry the sleep out of our noggins

I came across an article the other day titled, “Energy, and how to get it.” I didn’t read it. Too much effort. I used to have energy. The pedal hit the metal by the time I was 2 and my energy didn’t ease off the gas until I was 22. Back then, I stayed up until 2 or 3 in the morning. ...

You’re not the boss of me; she is!

A lady’s voice cooed from my GPS, “In two miles, take the exit on the right.” A lady’s voice from the seat beside me countered, “Don’t do that. If you take the bypass, we’ll miss the thrift shop. And there’s another one on the other side of town.” Oh, joy. My life has ...

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Thanksgiving 2021 — ‘It’s always something’

I don’t know if you remember her. Anyone under the age of, hmmm, let’s say, 21 isn’t likely to recognize her name. Or her photo. Or even her hideous hair. Well, not her actual mane but the motley mop of her arguably most iconic character: Roseanne Roseannadanna. It’s difficult to ...

Hacked, sacked and completely bushwhacked

I am trusting by nature. Always have been. Always will be. Still, I ought to have known better. Look, I realize I’m no Einstein. Or Descartes. Or Newton. Or da Vinci. Many people don’t realize it but, in addition to his artist gig, Leonardo da Vinci was a bona fide genius. ...

Animal instincts? Not so much for this gal

Years ago, comedian Jerry Seinfeld did a skit about his childhood pet parakeet. He was confused about its life choices. One of which was to fly directly into a mirror and aim straight for its own reflection. Now obviously, parakeets have severely limited ability to reason, or even see very ...

These men are killer — in more ways than one

I really didn’t want anyone to know this, frankly. In fact, there is really quite a bit of regret in the admission of the sordidness of it all, to be honest. Shameful sigh. But the truth is, I’ve been watching You. Not you. But YOU. You know? Maybe ya don’t, yo. Hmm. The You to whom I ...