Entries by Tara Mady

Plan a Visit to These Markets Before the End of Summer

Before you pick up those school supply lists and cover up the grill, journey to some of the best markets in the Mahoning Valley, each stocked full with their own fresh fruits, veggies and locally crafted goods. Here’s a few you don’t want to miss before the end of summer.   Youngstown Flea The Youngstown […]

Which Handel’s Flavor Are You? Take Our Quiz!

A trip to Youngstown, especially in the summer, just isn’t complete without a stop at one of the six Handel’s ice cream shops in Mahoning County. And this month, our beloved brand celebrates its 75th Anniversary! Celebrate with us by taking our special ice cream personality quiz.   75 Years of Handel’s On a hot […]

Where to Find Youngstown Fair Food Favorites 

From homemade Italian sausage sandwiches to hand-kneaded stromboli, fair food holds a special place in our Youngstown hearts. Here are some popular Mahoning County fair food vendors and where to find them this summer.   DiRusso’s Sausage Since 1963, DiRusso’s Sausage has been serving up their famous homemade Italian sausage sandwiches to festival and fair […]

Family Guide to Mill Creek Park: Summer Edition

Spanning over 4,500 acres and filled with winding trails, calm lakes and sprawling playgrounds, Mill Creek MetroParks offers ample opportunities for families to explore. Continue reading for more details on a variety of family-friendly activities at Mill Creek.   Family-Friendly Hike and Bike Trails Between navigating strollers and managing young kids, hiking and biking trips […]

7 Ideas for a Youngstown Road Trip

Plan a road trip to Youngstown & Mahoning County and enjoy our outdoor recreation, golf courses, local dining, and unique treats. Here are seven ideas to get you started:   1.  Explore Mill Creek MetroParks Encompassing more than 2,800 natural acres, Mill Creek MetroParks offers 45 miles of trails to explore. Boardwalks, paved walkways and […]

5 Ways to Explore the Outdoors in Youngstown

Spending time outdoors is a great way to stay active and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, we also strongly encourage you to follow the health recommendations outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – including social distancing of six feet apart.   With the kids home from school and […]

Youngstown Area Restaurants Opening for Sit Down Dining

Ohio restaurants and bars opened outside dining on Friday, May 15, 2020 and inside dining on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Visit coronavirus.ohio.gov for the latest information including requirements for Restaurants and Bars and COVID-19 Restaurant & Food Establishment Guidance. Please check with each restaurant individually for their safety precautions.   The following restaurants and bars […]

Ideas to Celebrate Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day might look a little different, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate Mom! Mahoning Valley restaurants, bakeries and retailers are ready to help you show your mom just how much you love her. Scroll below for some carryout spots, local sweet treat offerings and other unique gift ideas.   Mother’s Day Carryout […]

Support Local Ohio: A Guide to Mahoning Valley Local Businesses

Scroll through our guide of Mahoning Valley (1) restaurants offering pickup or delivery, (2) retailers selling unique goods and services online and (3) attractions providing virtual experiences and activities for all of us at home!   Local Carry-Out Several locally owned restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops and wineries in the Youngstown area continue to serve the […]

Where to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Youngstown

This March, the Youngstown area is going GREEN to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Cheer along with local marching bands at the 42nd St. Patrick’s Day Parade, plan an Irish breakfast date at Magic Tree Pub & Eatery or listen to Irish bagpipers at O’Donald’s Irish Pub and Grill in Austintown. Keep reading for more details […]