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Mar 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Library Brief

April 3 is the next date for the monthly Holmesville/Prairie Township Library after-school program, which runs from 4 to 5 p.m. The theme is "favorite places." Kids can enjoy snacks, a story and an Easter egg hunt. The Library Board meeting is 6 p.m.

Mar 25, 2017 5:00 AM

The sleepover, then and now

We tend to look back at our youth with fondness. The simplicity of life, the ease of fun. Without worry we spent our days playing dangerous games in the yard, no matter the season, and we spent our nights at sleepovers as often as we could manage to con our parents into it.

By Karrie Mcallister Columnist
Painting party wash boy does double duty
Mar 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Painting party wash boy does double duty

My wife and resident cartoonist, Kristin, has been doing a bang-up business of late teaching painting classes all around the area. Not only has this proven to be a ton of fun for both her and her students, it's provided me with an entirely new habitat in which to take pictures.

By John C. Lorson Columnist
Light solutions: What to do when your house feels like a cave
Mar 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Light solutions: What to do when your house feels like a cave

A house with ample windows can win your heart with silent promises of sun-drenched rooms and warm breezes wafting through open windows. The truth, however, is that even a home with windows galore can have rooms that feel dark and cavelike.

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Mar 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Class focus is on meals for 1 or 2

MILLERSBURG -- Cooking for one or two people can be very different than cooking for a family. Most recipes make four-six servings, so there's often more food than what is needed. This can lead to overeating.

Mar 18, 2017 5:00 AM

What's Up

March 17-18: "The Wizard of Oz," musical by Central Christian High School; 7 p.m. Tickets $10 presale and $12 at the door. Call 330-857-7311 to purchase. March 18: Gnat Boxer Square Dance, 8-10:30 p.m., Ida Sue School, 266 Oldman Road, Wooster. Caller Pam Courts; cuer Bruce Haislip.

Mar 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Single ply ain't so fly

I didn't realize the great drama I would bring to our household when I made a simple change.

By Karrie Mcallister Columnist
If it walks like a duck, it might be me
Mar 18, 2017 5:00 AM

If it walks like a duck, it might be me

"If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck then it probably is a duck." There are at least a half-dozen iterations of this old idiom and at least as many folks who have been given credit for its creation.

By John Lorson Columnist
Richard and Marilyn Hodge
Mar 18, 2017 5:00 AM

Richard and Marilyn Hodge

SHREVE -- Richard and Marilyn (Shearer) Hodge of Shreve celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary Feb. 17. They were married at St. John Lutheran Church in McZena by Pastor Betz. Richard Hodge retired from Buckeye Container in Wooster and also had a lifelong career in farming.

Spend Saturdays making art projects
Mar 11, 2017 5:00 AM

Spend Saturdays making art projects

BERLIN, Ohio -- Holmes Center for the Arts offers Saturday morning art workshops at Berlin Mennonite Church on the second Saturday of the month with classes for all ages.

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Mar 11, 2017 5:00 AM

Meeting note

Holmesville Friends of the Library Holmesville/Prairie Township Friends of the Library Board met Feb. 13 with six members present. Jan Lemon announced that Forest Chaney, Civil War expert, will do three presentations on "Was Your Ancestor There?

Kristin wins the Oscar for most panicked moment
Mar 11, 2017 5:00 AM

Kristin wins the Oscar for most panicked moment

It is sometimes said the Academy Awards is the "Super Bowl" of the movie industry. Personally, I claim no deep devotion to either. My own, shockingly sub-stellar football career ended after only a scant two seasons on the junior high team.

By John Lorson Columnist
Wedding: Susan Miller-Derek Roberts
Mar 4, 2017 5:00 AM

Wedding: Susan Miller-Derek Roberts

BERLIN -- Susan D. Miller and Derek W. Roberts were united in marriage Feb. 4, 2017, during a 4:30 p.m. in Berlin. Pastor David Stutzman officiated. The bride is the daughter of Pam Miller of Wooster and Jay Miller of Glenmont.

Jim and Linda Mosher
Mar 4, 2017 5:00 AM

Jim and Linda Mosher

LAKEVILLE -- Jim and Linda Mosher celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Feb. 19. Jim Mosher and Linda Snyder were married by pastor Robert Pflueger in Zion Lutheran Church, Loudonville.

Mar 4, 2017 5:00 AM

Oh fudge! Valentine gift not quite right 

Valentine's Day is over. I was expecting the usual bouquet of flowers but instead there was a heart-shaped container of chocolate covered strawberries. They were delicious. It was not what The Man of the House set out to buy, he later confessed.

By Carol Kallberg Columnist
Mar 4, 2017 5:00 AM

What's up?

Through March 10: Art Exhibition, The College of Wooster Art Museum, Ebert Art Center, 1220 Beall Ave.; Amber Kempthorn: A River Isn't Too Much to Love (Burton D. Morgan Gallery) and Alison Saar: Breach (Sussel Gallery). The CWAM open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Looking into the nest of the recluse pair
Mar 4, 2017 5:00 AM

Looking into the nest of the recluse pair

Kristin and I do very little entertaining in our home. It's not that we don't love having people around and it's not as if we wouldn't enjoy having friends over more often. It's just that, well, we're not very good at it.

By John C. Lorson Columnist
Mar 4, 2017 5:00 AM

Bedtime

It is a cruel world we live in, when the time for sleep is never the time we want it to be. Ever. There are, of course, exceptions, but speaking from my own personal experience, I'm not sure I've ever really been able to go to sleep exactly when I wanted.

By Karrie Mcallister Columnist
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Local band promises an afternoon on the bayou with Cajun music, dance
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Local band promises an afternoon on the bayou with Cajun music, dance

SHREVE -- Once upon a time, the bunch of local musicians sat around at a jam session, talking music and bands and things they'd like to try. The subject of Cajun music came up in the conversation and suddenly, said Cid Cayhoe, there was common ground. "None of us played it," she said, "but we really liked it."

By Tami Mosser Staff Writer
Absent Arnold keeps problems at home
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 AM

Absent Arnold keeps problems at home

As evidenced by an almost ridiculous amount of accumulated, unused sick leave, I don't go down easily and I don't go down often. Unfortunately, when I do go down, I seem to hit the deck pretty hard. That's where I found myself at the end of last weekend.

By John Lorson Columnist