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Lifestyles

Preparing wedding food, seeking prayer requests

It is 4:45 a.m. and my husband, Joe, just left for work. Sons Benjamin and Joseph left before that. On Thursday, I had to help with the wedding food prep at the home of neighbors Joas and Susan, for the wedding on Friday of their daughter Carol. Sisters Verena, Emma and I went together. My ...

Preserve garden harvests with drying methods

Food, by its nature, begins to spoil as soon as it is harvested. Our early ancestors dried herbs and produce in the sun. Drying was simple, and preserving food was essential for survival. Today, drying is still essential for a healthy and diverse diet. Thanks to modern methods, drying is ...

Tips to prevent bagworm infestation

Q: I had those bagworms that hang at the end of the branches last year. Is there anything I can do to prevent them this year? A: This is the PERFECT time to ask about the dreaded bagworm. The little black crawlers that make the pine cone-like bags on evergreen trees and shrubs and feed on ...

Cordless tools save you time and work

Most gardening tools are cordless. Rakes, shovels and hoes never have had cords. However, since the advent of lithium-ion batteries, there are new types of cordless tools available. Everything from chainsaws to lawn mowers and string trimmers for lawn maintenance help to make those tasks ...

Senior news

FALLS CENTER OFFERS LUNCH: SCOPE relocated a senior center to the recently purchased Newton Falls village building, 612 W. Broad St. Hot lunches now are being offered to senior citizens in the city hall. To eat, people need to call the center two days in advance at 330-306-9577. There is no ...