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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 ...

Pseudoscorpion is a beneficial garden predator

Q: I occasionally see tiny insects in my bathroom that have a set of pincers on the front of their body. These “miniature crabs” usually make their appearance in summer. I never see more than one or two at a time, so I doubt I need to be concerned, but I am curious and would like to know ...

Selecting plants for shade

Bill and I bought a new house. After sitting in the yard and watching the sun for a whole day, I decided where and what to plant. The front has mature oaks, lots of shade and a wall built up of stones with a path to the front door. What a perfect location for my new shade garden! Planning ...

Tips for getting the best video conference

Thanks to the pandemic, we’re neck deep in video conferences. Conducting meetings with nothing more than platforms like Zoom or WebEx seemed like a foreign concept just six months ago. Now it’s a necessity. “We got good at this fast,” I said to a colleague last week, referencing ...

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Drive-ins continue to fill the void in entertainment

2020 has been one long game of “Who could have predicted at the beginning of the year that ... ?” That said, who could have predicted at the beginning of the year that the one thriving aspect of the live entertainment business would be drive-in movie theaters? Most traditional concert ...

MVHS adapts history race event

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society has adapted its “Amazing History Race: Mahoning Valley” for the coronavirus era. The scavenger hunt / road race, now in its sixth year, will take place with a combination of vehicle participation and texted clues to add precautions for public health. ...

Ticket stubs

TNT seeks cast for upcoming thriller Auditions for the mystery thriller “Wait Until Dark” will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles. It will be directed by Ron Sinesio. Cast requirements are five men ages 20 to 60, a ...

‘Peppermint Sessions’ give RWB a Youngstown flavor

Youngstown always has been a part of Red Wanting Blue’s touring history, from small bar gigs at long-closed clubs to headlining the first Federal Frenzy and a playing a sold-out New Year’s Eve show at B&O Station. Now the city also is a part of its recording history. Later this ...

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Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital BENNETT, Megan and Doug Illig Jr., of Leetonia, a daughter Aug. 12 BROWNLEE, Alisha and Jay, of Youngstown, a son Aug. 12 BUSTAMANTE, Emily, of East Palestine, a daughter Aug. 12 COOPER, Abagail, and Aaron Streb, of Youngstown, a son Aug. ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital CROSS, Abbey and Scott, of Salem, twin sons Aug. 10 DIPROSPERIS, Cherice and Shane Kale, of Youngstown, a son Aug. 10 HARRIS, Sereice, of Youngstown, a son Aug. 10

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital BROKAW, Amanda and Michael, of Austintown, a daughter Aug. 9 ZICKEFOOSE, Brittany and Michael, of Niles, a son Aug. 9

Births

St. Joseph Warren Hospital BIVIANO, Alyssa and Michael, of Warren, a daughter Aug. 6 CEFARATTI, Kayla and David, of Andover, a daughter Aug. 6 DAVENPORT, Angela and William, of Warren, a son Aug. 6 McCARTNEY, Kameron and Benjamin, of Leavittsburg, a daughter Aug. 7 St. Elizabeth Boardman ...

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Apparently you can lose at the fill-in-the-blank game

Long-married couples have a knack for finishing each other’s sentences. Terry and I do that. It’s too bad that we’re never talking about the same thing when we do. You’ve seen those creepy couples. They’ll be all smiles and doe-eyed as they carry on coded cut-off conversations that ...

Get ready to hurry up and wait

“Wanna hike through the woods?” “That’s a great idea,” my wife said. “Just give me a minute to gather up a couple things.” “No!” I cried. “We’ll never get there.” “Don’t be silly,” Terry said. “Once upon a time, when we decided to do something, we got up and ...

Science says men do stupid things to have good story

Never ask a man how he got that scar. Not because it’s impolite. But because he’ll tell you. Repeatedly. In glowing, gory detail after detail after detail. The only relief from total monotony is that the stories usually improve over the years — the alley cat morphs into a mountain lion, ...

I could really use dum-dum-dumm music

I’ve figured out why I’m in trouble so often — no background music. At first, I thought it was me. Maybe I am an insensitive clod. A clumsy oaf. A lazy laggard. Don’t be ridiculous. She was just having another bad day at the exact moment when I opened my mouth or spilled the ketchup ...

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Don’t forget essentials when packing for desert island

You know how people always ask what you’d take with you if you were stranded alone on a desert island? Nope, that’s not a typo. So, by the by, what is a DESERT island, exactly? Is it like the Sahara — only smaller and plopped in the middle of the Dead Sea. Because, I’m thinking, if ...

Ups and downs of quarantine … mostly downs

I know, I know. I’m sort of shifting direction. Last week I gave you lots of suggestions for avoiding certain topics related to a certain issue dominating certain lives. Like, um, the lives of all those of all the humans currently residing on the third rock from the sun. In my last ...

Find a book to read, letter to write, reason to smile

You need not be particularly religious, spiritual or faith-filled to have heard of them. You don’t necessarily have to be predominantly good or bad, either, BT dubs. They are likely as identifiable in the secular world as the pious one. So, surely you’ve heard of the seven deadly sins, ...

Regrets, I’ve had a few, but too few to mention

There are a lot of things in my life about which I’m pretty sorry. For instance, I’m sorry for still going to my senior high school prom with the boy who dumped me on my 18th birthday three weeks earlier. I mean, I already had the dress and everything. Besides, I thought for sure it’d ...