Recipe: Stovetop Meatloaf (Hackbraten)

ABOVE: Helga Wengler’s Stovetop Meatloaf served with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes and purple cabbage. Electronic image by Ron Flaviano for Metro Monthly and Homeplate. Watch Helga prepare this recipe on the Homeplate YouTube Channel. Search “Homeplate – Kitchen Witch – Meatloaf” or click Helga’s Stovetop Meatloaf   RECIPE BY HELGA THE KITCHEN WITCH Ingredients 2 pounds ground chuck 1 pound ground pork […]

September 2016: Upcoming concerts, major events for the region

SEPTEMBER Bryan Adams. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13. $86.50-$26.50. Warren Civic Music Association: Let’s Hang On. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-841-2931 (box office) or 330-399-4885. Let’s Hang On features music of the 60s and the sound of the Four Seasons. […]

Calendar (Week 3) – September 16-22, 2016

Thursday 15 Toddler Tales. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers 19 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required. Occurs Sept. 15, 22, 29. 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. Bites and Bits of History Lunch Lectures: Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. Tyler History Center, 325 […]

Calendar (Week 2) – September 8-15, 2016

Thursday 8 Wick Area Par-3 Course Adult Golf. Wick Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks, 1861 McCollum Road, Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7112. Free PGA golf instruction from the Mill Creek MetroParks golf professionals. Clinic is geared towards members of the Mill Creek Adult golf league members, but is open to any adult interested in wanting to learn […]

Calendar (Weeks 1-4) – September 1-30, 2016

Thursday 1 Multiple branches: Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies & Books. For caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 13, […]

Calendar (Week 4) – September 23-30, 2016

Friday 23 Botanical Mornings. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Discover the flowers at Fellows. Register/pay by Sept. 21. 9-10 a.m. $5. Multiple branches: Stamping with Cindy. Learn to create your own handmade cards using stamps, punches and other fun tools. Sign up to create each month’s greeting card […]

Q&A: Riding a bicycle in Ohio – know your legal rights, responsibilities

I often see people riding bicycles on the road. Is that really legal? Yes. Ohio’s Traffic Code defines bicycles as “vehicles,” which may be lawfully operated on virtually all Ohio roads except freeways or certain limited access roadways. What rules apply to operating a bicycle on the road? Ohio law requires cyclists to follow the “rules […]

July 9-10, 2016: Participating artists for YSU’s Summer Festival of the Arts

The 18th annual YSU Summer Festival of the Arts will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, July 9 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 10 in and around the campus of Youngstown State University. (Image courtesy of YSU) The 18th annual YSU Summer Festival of the Arts will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, July 9 and […]

July 9-10, 2016: YSU Summer Festival of the Arts to feature art, music and food as part of expanded cultural weekend

The 18th annual YSU Summer Festival of the Arts will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, July 9 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 10 in and around the campus of Youngstown State University. (Image courtesy of YSU) A weekend of arts, culture and jazz is planned for July 7-10 at numerous locations around downtown Youngstown […]

Calendar (Week 3) – July 16-22, 2016

Saturday 16 170th Annual Trumbull County Fair. Trumbull County Fairgrounds, 899 Everett Hull Road, Cortland; 330-637-6010. July 12-17. 8 a.m.-11 p.m. $8; $4 (senior citizens). Guided Kayak Tour. East Newport Boat Launch, East Newport Drive, Mill Creek MetroParks, Boardman, 44512; 330-740-7107. Features a naturalist or volunteer-escorted trip. Single kayaks and a tandem are available. Age […]