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What you got, you gotta give it to someone in need

January 12, 2014 On New Year’s Eve, my boyfriend and I stopped in downtown Youngstown for coffee before getting ready for the evening’s festivities. We saw a homeless man, gave him some money. more »»

The Sprouted Table

January 5, 2014 Adam Lee of the Sprouted Table believes that food should be a community experience. more »»

Tech to-do list keeps circuits from getting crossed

January 5, 2014 I’m tech-savvy, I swear. Just because my computer has seen three presidential elections doesn’t mean I wouldn’t know how to use a new one. more »»

Out with the old

December 29, 2013 With the Christmas season bringing us new electronic gadgets under the tree to simplify our lives and entertain us, consumers must find a way to make room for the new and dispose of the old. more »»

Goodbye, clown; hello, coffee: Valley changes in 2013

December 29, 2013 I wanted to do some kind of year-end list, but the range of list topics is hard to narrow down. Albums? I am so behind on new music. TV? Way too much to even start to rate. more »»

Out with the old

December 29, 2013 With the Christmas season bringing us new electronic gadgets under the tree to simplify our lives and entertain us, consumers must find a way to make room for the new and dispose of the old. more »»

Goodbye, clown; hello, coffee: Valley changes in 2013

December 29, 2013 I wanted to do some kind of year-end list, but the range of list topics is hard to narrow down. Albums? I am so behind on new music. TV? Way too much to even start to rate. more »»

Christmas countdown includes Santa, gremlins, Willie Nelson

December 15, 2013 On the 12th day of Christmas, Netflix gave to me “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on Watch Instantly! Christmas isn’t easy on us night shift worker. more »»

Everybody have a James Franco Christmas, whatever that is

December 8, 2013 When I woke up last weekend, I had what I thought was a great column idea: Francophilic Christmas. Which, I guess, would be Christmas in the French tradition. I don’t even know what that is. more »»

My mind is not for rent — or for renovation

November 24, 2013 Last week was the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. more »»

Making a Mega Move

November 17, 2013 After 30 years, TeeGee Toys has a new board game out. George Kovach, who is also an area artist, along with his TeeGee Toys partner Tom Guza, decided to “roll the dice” once again. more »»

Hail to the pup, and all other amazing animal friends

November 17, 2013 They say if you love something, set it free. more »»

From the runway to your closet

November 10, 2013 The idea of renting movies, cars, party tents, cooking and banquet equipment has become a common practice in the world of recreation and convenience of the 21st century. more »»

Take a lesson from Conan: Cynicism is dead

November 10, 2013 No one has all the answers. But some people have some pretty good ones once in awhile. People spend lots of time looking for answers. more »»

County well represented on Cavalier Girls squad

November 3, 2013 Sporting wine-and-gold uniforms complemented by all-white kicks, the Cleveland Cavaliers aren’t the only athletes igniting the hardwood inside Quicken Loans Arena. more »»

Fear not, fall foes, the Valley still has plenty to offer

November 3, 2013 I’ve already written about the coming of the Pumpkin Spice Apocalypse. About a week after Labor Day, the sky turns orange as the lattes, muffins and candles take over the world. more »»

Drive to create

October 27, 2013 Drive To Create, a non-profit group of professionals who donate their artistic skills to various organizations, started out as a retirement plan. more »»

Pop will eat itself: Some catchy earworms about food

October 27, 2013 The other day, I was at Golden Hunan in Liberty (fantastic black pepper chicken, BTW) eating Chinese food while humming the song “Chinese Food. more »»

The ‘mean girl’ has evolved, but will never rule the school

October 19, 2013 I’ve been rewatching “Sex and the City” on my iPhone whenever I have spare minutes here and there. Don’t judge. more »»

If you can’t say something nice, talk about pizza

October 13, 2013 In 2008, this kooky movie came out called “Doubt. more »»

 
 

 

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