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UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. VACCINE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Volunteers with various medical licenses who are actively practicing or are retired with an active license are highly encouraged to support response efforts to ...

Groundhog tracks

February brings love, roses, Valentines and groundhogs. In early February, Phil, the groundhog breaks hibernation. He leaves his burrow. He and his shadow predict whether spring is around the corner, or whether there are six long weeks of winter to come. How did this groundhog named Phil ...

Deer-resistant hellebores serve as the true harbinger of spring

What is a hellebore? I was browsing a local nursery store at the end of last season. I had a bit more on a gift card and was looking for something different. I spotted an interesting, almost gothic looking plant. It had dusty rose almost gray flowers and deep variegated leaves. And it was ...

Valley Grows calendar

Nature — The Free Stress Reliever: 2 When: 10 a.m. Thursday What: Although we always felt a connection between nature and ourselves, now we know why. Horticultural therapy is a fast-growing field globally. Where: Zoom videoconference Cost: Free Info: 330-533-5538; register at ...

Beef cuts prepared as family celebrates a birthday

Supper is being made on the grill, which gives me time to write this column. It’s just daughter Loretta and the boys home again, so our table seems empty. Daughter Lovina is at daughter Susan’s house this week. Daughter Verena and sister Verena headed out for Indianapolis this morning, ...

Health notes

MENTAL HEALTH ART CONTEST: Mental Health is Vital, a multi-faceted campaign of Alta Care Group to raise awareness of mental wellness throughout the Valley, is looking for artists to participate in its Mental Health is Vital Art Contest. The contest, in partnership with The Ryan Giambattista ...

Grow a little garden in your kitchen

We don’t have to be bored during the winter when our outside gardens are sleeping. If you have never had an indoor windowsill garden, this may be the time to give it a try. If you have had one, chose some new or different plants. I love herbs growing inside. An interesting fact: The ...

Mix lessons with seeds for cupcakes

I love doing projects with my granddaughter and great-nieces and our latest masterpiece was making bird seed cupcakes. This not only allows me to spend time with my kids, but it can be a learning experience for them — plus, the birds benefit as well. The details at ...

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 ...

Boardman biology teacher writes textbook for virtually weary

BOARDMAN — If you are a high school student studying online and find yourself scratching your head when you come across esoteric terms such as “karyotype” or “carotenoids,” you’re probably in good company. The same might be true for anyone who assumes “actin and myosin” are a ...