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Place a quilt of flowers in your garden

Quilts keep you warm at night. Many quilts tell life stories. My grandmothers and mother were quilters. I did not inherit that skill but am the proud owner of several quilts, as are my children and grandchildren. One of the newest trends the past couple of years is taking the designs of our ...

Picking the best fertilizer for vegetables

Q: What is the absolute best fertilizer I can use on my vegetable garden this year for better plant? — Joe from Cornersburg A: There are many types of fertilizer on the market that will work in your vegetable garden. There is no best food as far as a product on the market. There are many ...

Summer veggies

Spring is here and summer is on the way. The weather says nay, but we say yea. The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Mahoning County are getting ready for some of our summer events. They are ready to plant vegetables and flowers and teach others how to grow great tasting vegetables ...

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. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. The Walk-in Plant and Pest ...

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‘Wish Me Dead’ fills screen with much fiery action

Apparently budget cutting and workforce reductions are a problem in the criminal world as well. When Jack (Aidan Gillen) and Patrick (Nicholas Hoult) aren’t killing everyone in their path as they try to protect the secrets of their mysterious employer, they’re complaining that this ...

YWCA history presented

“The History of the Local YWCAs” will be the topic of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s next Bites and Bits of History online video presentation. Leah Merritt, president and CEO of YWCA Mahoning Valley, and Cryshanna A. Jackson Leftwich, an associate professor of public affairs ...

‘The One’

Warren native Dave Grohl is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with his band Foo Fighters being selected Wednesday for induction this year. Foo Fighters join Tina Turner, Carole King, The Go-Go’s, Jay-Z and Todd Rundgren as performer inductees in the class of 2021. This year’s ...

Stambaugh announces Sunday organ concert

Award-winning organist Joshua Stafford will play Stambaugh Auditorium’s E.M. Skinner Pipe Organ for a concert on Sunday. Stafford was the Pierre S. du Pont first prize winner at the 2016 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition. A recitalist, improviser and choral accompanist, ...

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Brooks 75th

The family of Bob and Norma Brooks, formerly of Canfield, celebrate the couple’s 75th wedding anniversary April 17 in Fort Myers, Fla. They were married April 20, 1946, in Erie, Pa. Bob, along with his brother Don, owned and operated The Safety Tire Co., with several locations in the ...

Winston-Gibboney

Ms. Jalaeia Danae Winston and Mr. Christopher Jordan Gibboney, both of Girard, are finalizing plans for their wedding, which will take place in the late spring of this year 2021. Invitations will be extended to the prospective guests for the marriage ceremony. Mr. Eric Winston of ...

Births

St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital BEST, Melissa, of Canfield, a daughter May 14 OSBORNE, Alyssa and Justin, of Boardman, a son May 14 St. Joseph Warren Hospital BIBB, Amanda and William Boggs, of Warren, a son May 7 LOCKNEY, Amanda and Brad, of Warren, a daughter May 10 WEAVER, Naomi ...

Higgins-Love

The upcoming marriage of Carla Higgins and Lawrence Love of Youngstown is being announced by their parents, Curtis and Susie Bryant and Nathaniel and Marvice Hammonds. Invitations will be sent out for the wedding to be held at 3 p.m. July 10, 2021, at Mount Gilead Baptist Church in Youngstown.

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What happened to the simple things of life that I knew how to work?

Before I became a fossil, I used to be able to do things. That was before young punk kids improved simple tasks, complicating them beyond human capability. Or beyond mine. When I was a kid, we turned on the black-and-white TV by actually turning a knob. That’s why it’s called “turning ...

Don’t tell me I’m growing up!

It’s finally come to this. I tried to deny it. Ignore it and it will go away. La, la, la, la, I can’t hear you. Despite my best Peter Pan efforts, it happened anyway. I fear that I am growing up. I pondered this while sipping my wife’s coffee. That’s when I knew. For more than 60 ...

Following gender roles, or maybe not

Pro tip for husbands: I have never been yelled at for washing dishes. I have been told ahead of time to leave the dishes alone, that it’s not my responsibility, that she’ll wash them when she comes home. But I’ve noted that if I sneak into the kitchen and do them, I don’t get a ...

Readers submit jokes for humor therapy

Once again, happy National Humor Month. Last week, I regaled you with granddad jokes (I’m too old to qualify for dad jokes), then invited you to send in your own to share. National Humor Month was established in April 1976 to promote the therapeutic value of humor. After the last 13 or 14 ...

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Reminiscing about Pop … and Carmel

I heard the craziest thing the other day. Someone told me a local company was offering potential staffers an extra $2 an hour “bonus” simply to (A) accept the position and (B) once hired, work their full, regular old standard, run-of-the-mill 40-hour work weeks consistently. Meaning, er, ...

Who’s best of the best? Why mom, of course

I am one lucky gal. First — and of most significant wowzer factor— I am the mom of the world’s most fabulous human. Seriously. No offense to the other Homo sapiens or anything. It’s just that for some reason, and through no particular worthiness on my part, I have been blessed with ...

Great contraptions I should have invented

You see it every day. Modernization. Innovation. Conceptualization. You know, new crap. Happens each new dawn in America. And Canada. And the Motherland. And ... well, you get the idea — the earth dwellers are a pretty smart bunch of cookies. That’s why nothing unveiled, released, ...

Spring snow shows 2021 is as sneaky as 2020

So... it happened in the waning hours of the evening of April 20. One by one, they glacially gathered — silently, secretly and under the dark sheath of night as their cover and shield. They’re sneaky like that — cold-hearted critters They kept calling out to their little frigid pals to ...