Knitting during COVID pandemic is soothing, but why?

Half of getting through the pandemic seems to entail keeping busy. Since the arrival of the virus that shall not be named, I’ve periodically “rediscovered” old interests. I gorged myself on crime novels, joined a weekly “Seinfeld” watching group, spent a month on the coast of Massachusetts, tried to find […]

Several new businesses open despite COVID-19 pandemic

Mike Hus, senior vice president at Peak Nano holds an example of the dielectric film the company manufactures for their capacitors Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 in Macedonia, Ohio. The challenges of a pandemic did not stop several people and entities from launching new businesses in northern Summit County over the […]

A pandemic respite for weary caregivers

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Live Oak Adult Day Services provided an oasis for seniors with dementia and their exhausted caregivers. For a few hours a week, seniors went to one of four facilities in Santa Clara County for games, meals, music, art therapy, gentle exercise and conversation. The thriving nonprofit […]