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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 ...

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 ...

Valley grows calendar

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. Operating hours: Curbside service for soil samples, plant and insect ...

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 ...

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‘Dark’ lights up Robins

WARREN — It’s ironic that the play to end eight months of darkness at area theaters is called “Wait Until Dark.” Seeing actors on an indoor stage — and a live audience watching them — hasn’t happened locally since March, when COVID-19 wiped out the remainder of 2019-20 seasons ...

Trombone student performs recital

Trombonist Zak Rahal will be the next student featured in the McDonough Museum Honors Recital Series and will premiere at 7 p.m. Saturday. Rahal will perform music by Hidas, Brahms and Bach. The series is a collaboration between the McDonough Museum of Art and the Dana School of Music, and six ...

Science center improvements

Carnegie Science Center unveiled a multi-million-dollar renovation project this week. Changes include enhanced technological capabilities and increased visual clarity in Buhl Planetarium, making its programming more immersive and realistic. The upgrade, as well as an additional operational ...

Find joy with light display

A drive-thru holiday lights display is an event that seems tailor-made for a social-distancing world. But even Joy of Christmas at Harvey S. Firestone Park in Columbiana had to make some changes for 2020. One casualty is the gingerbread house display, according to Tricia Offenburg, ...

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Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital CODE, Chastidy and Tredell, of Warren, a son Nov. 22 HARGROVE, Aeiriel and Nicholas, of Struthers, a son Nov. 22 LOCKARD, Cebrina and Donald Kerns III, of Hubbard, a daughter Nov. 22 QUARLES, Nicole and Justin, of Youngstown, a son Nov. 21. REDA, Ashly ...

Ault – Cunningham

Megan Elaine Ault and Kent Michael Cunningham were united in marriage during an outdoor wedding ceremony held Sept. 18, 2020, in McConnells Mill State Park, Pennsylvania. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Sherry Ault of Mineral Ridge. Parents of the groom are David Cunningham of Lower ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital PROVENZALE, Jessica and Michael, of Canfield, a daughter Nov. 20 SCHNEIDER, Rachel and Lukasz Kowalski, of Columbiana, a son Nov. 20

Turner – Davis

Anne-Marie Turner, daughter of Dan and Mary Ann Turner of Poland, and Shane Davis, son of Jeff and Kim Davis of Boardman, were united in marriage during a wedding ceremony held June 27, 2020, at St. James Church in Boardman. The Rev. Randy Carr officiated. Attending the bride as maid of honor ...

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Don’t raise a stink or you won’t pass the smell test

You don’t have to gag your way down the cologne aisles to know that we are enamored of odors. Our speech reeks of fragrances not meant to be taken literally. Take a whiff of some our favorite idioms: • “Wake up and smell the coffee.” (Meaning, “Buy a clue, Mr. Oblivious.”) • ...

The Magazine Card Stuffings Wallpapering System

Editor’s note: Burt is goofing off again. While we try to find him, enjoy this all-time favorite Cole Classic originally concocted on Nov. 22, 1998. It’s time once again for practical decorating tips from Uncle Burtie, your home interiors answer man. Today, I introduce you to the Burt’s ...

Men knew things before YouTube

When I was a boy, men knew how to do things. You didn’t hire mechanics or carpenters. You fixed and built stuff yourself. If you didn’t know exactly which direction to route the plumbing fixtures, you had your spouse call the spouse of one of the other guys who did. (Back then, men ...

Clothes trauma can be traced back to Smelly Ralph’s hand-me-downs

“Would you like to shop for your own clothes?” My wife asked this with a straight face. I waited for the punchline. None came. “I’ve got stuff,” I said. “No, I mean we could go shopping together for new shirts and pants for you,” Terry said. She couldn’t be serious. Could ...

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Take the time to thank all your lucky stars

We all know we should exude it. We’ve all heard it about a gazillion times. We understand that it is, without exception, the right thing to have. An attitude of gratitude. Hmm. This zippy little year called 2020 certainly has put the concept to the test, to be sure. For so many ...

Despite coming second to last, November is great

November is pretty impressive for a month that comes in second to dead last, am I right? Lots of people like the 11th month best. Well, many people; okay, like four. This is probably because there are some undeniable detractors for the poor, put-upon month. For instance, this year it ...

PK’s trippin’ over love letter gone awry, yo

I’m not going to lie. I feel more beat up than a Philadelphia-based poll worker counting votes last Thursday afternoon, you dig? Oops, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to slip in that “you dig.” In fact, the only thing I’m considering digging these days is a hole. A really big one. So I ...

PK’s trippin’ over love letter gone awry, yo

I’m not going to lie. I feel more beat up than a Philadelphia-based poll worker counting votes last Thursday afternoon, you dig? Oops, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to slip in that “you dig.” In fact, the only thing I’m considering digging these days is a hole. A really big one. So I ...