Maria Heege isn’t eager to talk about her accomplishments. Heege, the president and CEO of United Way of Greater Stark County, is one of this year's Women’s Impact award recipients. She’s quick to point out that she doesn’t work alone. The community is full of amazing women.
It’s fitting that Palombo’s Italian Restaurant looks like a converted house. The Jackson Township eatery is warm, cozy and inviting with food that tasted homemade (in a very good way).
Lisa Teeple is still a little astonished by her success. Teeple is the 2017 Canton Arts District All-Star winner. Her acrylic painting “Sublimation of Neptune” earned the most votes at the Canton Museum of Art event in November.
For more than 30 years, the Players Guild Theatre has crafted a holiday tradition. “A Christmas Carol” will return to the stage December 1-17. The Players Guild has mounted a production of the Charles Dickens tale for about 36 years. And for the last 10 years or so, the theater has performed an original musical production of the show.
Few ballets invoke the feelings of the holidays as does “The Nutcracker.” The Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ballet, a fairy tale story about an enchanted Christmas Eve when toys come to life, is a staple of the season.
The Canton Symphony Orchestra isn’t worried about drawing a crowd this month. “Tchaikovsky is always a fan favorite,” said Dan Cavalancia, marketing manager. “We’re joking that we don’t need to advertise this a lot because the name itself will do it.”
It’s not easy to get Joseph Close on the phone. Especially when he’s working. “As much as I have ideas floating in my head, I get linear on these big scary projects,” he said. “There’s so many moving parts. It’s pretty daunting.”