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DHEO INCREASES FUNDING: The Ohio Department of Aging has received $606,073 supplemental funding through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act for Congregate and Home Delivered Meals. Each county has at least one contracted provider that will deliver meals to seniors 60 and older. This ...

Sunny spring walks

We are in week number six of the coronavirus lockdown here in Michigan, a time in our life that will never be forgotten. The fact that we are having a few days of rainy weather doesn’t do much to improve the mood. But oh, how much more we appreciate those nice sunny days! We cannot control ...

Pandemic opportunity for pop culture lessons

“Time to make the doughnuts.” I said this while my children sat in the living room eating Froot Loops and watching cartoons. “Wait, you’re making doughnuts?” Ozzie asked as he sat down his cereal bowl. “How do you do that? Can I help?” What he obviously didn’t know is that I ...

Senior news

DHEO INCREASES FUNDING: The Ohio Department of Aging has received $606,073 supplemental funding through the Families First Coronovirus Response Act for Congregate and Home Delivered Meals. Each county has at least one contracted provider who will deliver meals to seniors 60 and older. This ...

If at first you don’t succeed, try again

Another week has passed and not much has changed around here. We did have the temperature go down in the 20s one night. My husband, Joe, didn’t expect it to get that cold and had his plants in the greenhouse. Unfortunately, it is too late for some of his plants. It was so disappointing for ...

Growing your own food

A sudden resurgence in vegetable gardening has left seeds in short supply. But once you get them, digging in the dirt provides both stress relief from being cooped up at home and an answer to concerns that the coronavirus outbreak will cause a food shortage, area growing experts said. “Even ...

Consider raised beds in the garden

Geauga County Master Gardener volunteer Matt Valencic has a suggestion for first-time vegetable gardeners: Consider planting in raised beds. There are a number of reasons, he said. Among them: Soil is confined to each bed; soil warms faster for earlier planting; row covers can be used to ...

Online dating during quarantine is rough

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part column on dating during a pandemic. Jill has been quarantined in her small apartment in a Cleveland suburb for two weeks. She was in close contact with someone who contracted COVID-19 and, under doctor’s orders, was required to stay away ...

Creating spring memories while staying at home

As I’m writing this on April 16, I remember that 39 years ago today, my oldest sibling, sister Leah, and Paul were joined in holy matrimony. I was in third grade at the time and remember seeing my mother cry as the bishop was uniting Paul and Leah in marriage. I could not understand why she ...

Pandemic dating is reminiscent of the ’80s

Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series. Through the smoke-filled, dimly lit fraternity house basement, I saw my future wife. She was standing with friends while Snoop Doggy Dogg’s “Gin and Juice” thumped in the background. Red Solo cup in hand, I shuffled my way across ...