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Lifestyles

Spring salads and fun

I am writing this on the last day of March. Will April bring us nice days? We will accept what we get. My husband, Joe, planted peas and radishes in the garden, so we will wait and see if it grows garden goodies. It sounds so good. We had our first meal of dandelion salad this spring. Yummy! ...

Take field trips without ever leaving your home

We have a new target date for our kids to return to school — May 1, 2020. We’re aware that might change. Everything is in flux. All we know is that we know nothing about life beyond April. So to create some normalcy in our lives, we’re looking for things we can control. “At least ...

Pickard – Nevels

The engagement and approaching marriage of Lucille Pickard and Emmitt L. Nevels Sr. are being announced by the couple. Mother Pickard and Bishop Nevels will be united in marriage during a wedding ceremony 2 p.m. May 9, 2020, at Nevels Temple Church of God in Christ, 939 Elm St., Youngstown.

Bolina – Mitch

Sarah Bolina and Thomas Mitch were united in marriage on May 4, 2019, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Canfield. A reception was held later at DeYor Performing Arts Center. Parents of the bride are Mark and Cheryl Bolina of Canfield. The groom is the son of Raymond Mitch of Butler, and the ...

Gustovich – Sekola

Sarella Gustovich and Sean Sekola were united in marriage during a wedding ceremony Feb. 22, 2020, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in McDonald. The Rev. Edward Brienz served as officiant. A reception followed in the evening at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre in Niles. The bride is the ...

Keeping upright

YOUNGSTOWN — For the last year and a half, registered nurse Rachel Logan of Poland has researched ways older populations can prevent falling down. “My grandmother experienced a fall, and it prompted me to want to inform this population about how to stay safe in their homes,” said Logan, ...

Anchoring returns thanks to COVID-19

Anchoring was all the rage in the 1980s and 1990s. Thanks to COVID-19, the term “anchoring” is enjoying a rebirth as many are moving online for school and work. As the name suggests, anchoring refers to the TV news industry, but specifically to the wardrobe choices of some male anchors. ...

Lovina remembers a time before toilet paper was available

It’s a rainy Wednesday evening here in Michigan — a week before you are reading this. Supper is over and the girls are washing dishes. I decided to sit here at the kitchen table and get started on this column. The girls are talking to each other, so my mind wanders over to them, making ...

Tips for hosting your meeting out of office

Many of us have been thrust into the world of telecommuting overnight. Thanks to COVID-19, we’re trying our best to replicate the face-to-face work environment. We’re online, but it’s not the same. Like many of you, I don’t like this new normal. While occasionally working from home has ...

How social media are responding to virus

Blame the platform, not the user. Critics who blame major social media platforms for enabling the spread of misdeeds and misinformation have uttered those words more than once. But today is not one of those days. This is because Facebook and friends have stepped up their response to dealing ...