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Cinderella Around the World

We all know the Disney story of Cinderella, her prince, and her fairy godmother. This version was inspired by the fairy tale as it became popular in Western culture thanks to the Brothers Grimm, though the tale of Cinderella is believed to be much older and thought to date from ninth-century China. In all versions,… read more >>

Cooking with the Library: Five Mocktails in Four Minutes

  Mocktails, also called no-proof cocktails, have a long history of providing refreshing alternatives to alcoholic beverages. Some have gained popularity due to the temperance movements or among communities where alcohol isn’t consumed, but they can also be fun and fancy substitutes for events like baby showers, high school graduations, or professional mixers. You may… read more >>

Women in Philanthropy

Two female volunteers smiling for Women in Philanthropy

Last week, I discussed Community Foundations in the Youngstown area.   The Youngstown Foundation, Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, and the Wean Foundation, were mentioned.  All are located in the local area and work diligently to serve the people in our area.  We have two United Way’s in the area, one in Mahoning County and… read more >>