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Sarah Poole/News Jay Poole displaying the steak dinner he prepared using his Quick Steak Recipe. Jay has been successfully cooking delicious steaks for his family for more than a decade.

Successfully cooking delicious steaks

My husband and I are huge steak fans. But, I guess that isn’t saying much, due to the fact that nearly every American shares the same opinion: Steaks are delicious.

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Sarah Poole/News Utica Church of Christ’s Minister Doug Swan performs “Amazing Grace” during Wednesday’s Utica Lenten Luncheon.

Utica shares scripture, friendship at Lenten Luncheons

This Wednesday, approximately 90 individuals gathered at the Utica Church of Christ to partake in a cheerful Utica Lenten Luncheon, comprised of a hot meal, songs, prayer, scripture readings and a Bible-based talk from Dave Martin, pastor at Utica United Methodist Church.

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Fish fries offered on Fridays at St. Vincent

Starting this Friday evening, during the season of Lent, Catholics and non-Catholics alike are invited to gather at the St. Vincent de Paul School, 206 E. Chestnut St., for traditional fish fries.

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Sarah Poole/News Massages can be part of a heart-healthy approach to women’s health, as demonstrated during Tuesday’s Go Red for Women event at Knox Community Hospital’s Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness.

Women go red for health

Women’s heart health was the focus of Knox Community Hospital’s 10th Annual Go Red For Women event, hosted at the Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness on Tuesday.

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Sarah Poole/News Bruce Jacklin, MTVarts artistic director, stands in front of a multitude of costume storage-bins inside the MTVarts Warehouse. The warehouse has recently received extensive remodeling, organizing, and decorations, including an outdoor mural, painted by John Donnelly, an art professor at the Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

MTVarts shows off new home

On Thursday evening, dozens of locals gathered for an open house event held at the MTVarts Warehouse, 14 E. Ohio Ave.

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Sarah Poole/News Lanning’s Foods will be selling Polish paczki pastries throughout Mardi Gras and the Lenten season.

Feast on sweets on Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday, or in French, Mardi Gras, is the day before Ash Wednesday. On this day, Christians around the world partake in a feast of sweet treats and savory dinners before the Lenten season begins the following day.

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Virgil Shipley/News Ohio Distinguished Young Women participants presented seven blankets to Knox Community Hospital during Monday’s Kiwanis Club luncheon. From left, are Bruce White, CEO at KCH, Distinguished Young Women, Rachel Brogee, Greater Allen County, and Danielle Vivcharenko, Cuyahoga County, and Jeffrey Scott, Director of Marketing and Development from KCH.

DYW participants helping KCH

On Monday, the 2017 Distinguished Young Women of Ohio Scholarship’s 14 participants attended a luncheon with the Mount Vernon Kiwanis Club, held at Ohio Eastern Star Home’s Gallagher Centre.

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Sarah Poole/News Ten-year-old Deacon Binegar of Danville is passionate about fundraising for the Jump Rope for Heart program as well as raising awareness about congenital heart defects in the community.

Binegar jumping for joy, life

Each year, students around the country enjoy participating in the Jump Rope for Heart program, sponsored by the American Heart Association. But for Deacon Binegar of Danville, the program is more than just jump roping during gym class.

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Sarah Poole/News Timothy Robinson, baker at the Ferrari Baking Company, displaying a tray of trendy cake pops.

Baking up a treat for someone special

This past week, the mother-son duo, Denise Davis and Timothy Robinson, at the Ferrari Baking Company, have been baking up a storm, preparing for the fast arrival of Valentine’s Day.

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