Strawberries for Sunday

It happened. The first fully ripened strawberry appeared on Sunday, May 24th. Two days later, more ripened and begged to be picked.


This is great news, but not what this post is about. This post is about what happened two days later on May 26th. This is about birthday wishes from the GOOGLE team, Jimmy Fider from DPW, a great roadtrip to the hinterlands with Irene and BIRDMAN with Michael Keaton and Emma Stone.


It’s ALL relevant.

Darlene Dranda, Publisher

Italian Herb Crusted Tilapia

We’re on a quest for new ways to spice up main courses. This is our first cooking video in the kitchen with a plate of tilapia filets. Music by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Concerto in C Major for Mandolin and String Orchestra, P. 134, FVI. We’re into baroque these days. When you hear this piece, you might want to use it for your morning exercise workout. We’re dancing to the music of classical legends. We’re dancing with the stars.


Add boiled, baked or mashed potatoes and a vegetable. Serve with your favorite beverage. Wine recommendations are featured in the video. Enjoy!

Darlene Dranda, Publisher

Endless Summer coming to an End

Inspired by a dear friend’s recent trip to Rome, Italy the menu for much of this summer was everything Italian. Starting with Italian herb-crusted cod and chicken cacciatore prepared with dry white wine, organic bean soups and garden fresh vegetables, here are our best photos and a travel video for you to enjoy. Hope your menu planning and summer travels were also a great success.






Darlene Dranda, Publisher


St. Thomas Festival with Videos

This event features vendors, guests and volunteers from Knights of Columbus like Tom Stephens with the smoker. Kristen Baughman organized the event with music by the Matt Frampton band on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Please wait for the videos to upload … just takes a few seconds.



Darlene Dranda, Publisher/Photographer

Happy Mother’s Day

Hugs and kisses to mothers, grandmothers, teachers and others who celebrate this special day. For more news about Zanesville lifestyles, please visit the ZanesvilleUSA channel on YouTube.

Please wait until the video downloads.




Darlene Dranda, Publisher

Bye Bye Birdie!

We were there on Saturday night getting the scoop from friends, parents and other audience members. Here is the video from our YouTube channel. More to come. Please check back for more names and faces.


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Darlene Dranda, Publisher

Zanesville Life Magazine


The company has decided to let us share the links to the emagazine:

All of the digital versions of the magazines are uploaded to that site. If you click on the calendar in the upper right hand corner of the page, you can navigate through the different months. It goes back to the magazine’s beginning of February 2013.

Darlene Dranda, Publisher

Welcome to the Circus!


Terah Chrisman is the artistic director for Center Stage Dance Arts in Zanesville, Ohio. The audience was elated by the Day of Dance circus-theme performance as evidenced by wall-to-wall smiles and outbreaks of applause. Watch the video. Find Center Stage Dance Arts on Facebook. Learn more about Spirit of Women on their webpage. The event was held on February 22, 2014 at the Colony Square Mall.

Music and entertainment with a food and wine theme