Entries by Tara Mady

Festivals, Fleas and Fine Exhibits for Art Enthusiasts       

With so many talented local artists, exciting festivals and well-curated exhibits, there are endless opportunities for art enthusiasts to explore. Whether you’re an artist or an admirer, here are a few fine arts events happening soon in the Valley!   21st Annual Summer Festival of the Arts Youngstown State University’s Summer Festival of the Arts […]

Where to Celebrate Independence Day in Youngstown       

Believe it or not, the 4th of July is almost here! As communities all across the Valley gear up for the celebrations, mark your calendars to join them! Events begin this week and continue through July 6th.  Read on for details on fireworks shows, parades and other Independence Day festivities.   In Austintown On Sunday, […]

REV UP at the 32nd Annual Hot Rod Super Nationals     

Car enthusiasts, fanatics and aficionados, you’ll want to hear this: The 32nd Annual Hot Rod Super Nationals will return to the Canfield Fairgrounds this July 5-7; and it will be better than ever. Here’s what you can expect to find at one of the Valley’s most popular annual auto events!   Lots of Cars   […]

Spend Ohio Wine Month Right Here!

June is Ohio Wine Month! Whether you prefer white or red, sweet or dry, there are plenty of wineries to visit for great wine in the Youngstown area. And where better to spend Ohio Wine Month than on the Wines of the Valley Wine Trail?   Remind Me, How Does the Wine Trail Work? Download […]

5 Festivals Worth Visiting This Summer   

Summertime in the Mahoning Valley means lots of concerts (especially at The NEW Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre), a fair or two and FESTIVALS! From June through August, expect a slew of food, craft and music festivals to pop up around the area. Not sure which ones you should visit? Here’s five festivals definitely worth checking out […]

What’s Happening at the Brand New Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre?

The Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre is set to open on June 14! Here’s the inside scoop on the venue and performances announced (so far) for this summer.   First Things First In case you missed it: The region’s newest outdoor entertainment venue, The Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre, is nearing completion. Once finished, it will include a state-of-the-art […]

The Tradition of the Cookie Table

From wedding soup to pizza shops, the Youngstown area is home to many widely-loved recipes and traditions. But, one of our most cherished traditions undoubtedly is the Youngstown Wedding Cookie Table.   Let Us Explain If you’re not from the Youngstown area, then the concept of a “cookie table” might be kind of foreign to […]

Where to See Spring Flowers

The saying, “April Showers Bring May Flowers” couldn’t be more true in the Valley right now! Although we’ve had our share of rainy weather, rest assured flowers will start to pop up throughout Youngstown very soon. Not sure where to find them? Take a look below for some suggestions.   Mill Creek MetroParks – Two […]

The Wines of the Valley Wine Trail is Back!

It’s back by popular demand with ALL NEW charm designs for 2019: The Wines of the Valley Wine Trail! Featuring six area wineries, the Trail encourages you to try a variety of great wine, soak in beautiful views and explore the Mahoning Valley.   How it Works      Traveling the Wines of the Valley Wine […]

Where to Grab a Slice in Y-town

As the birthplace of Brier Hill Pizza, (the locally-loved green pepper and cheese creation) and home to countless local pizza shops, Youngstown was practically built on a foundation of crust, tomato sauce and cheese. From Valley favorites to unconventional concoctions, there’s no shortage of pies to try in the Youngstown area.  As a visitor, how […]