July '14

Go Red for Women

The American Heart Association hosted Go Red for Women at Kent State University at Stark in April. About 200 women gathered for a heart healthy lunch, while women shared their stories of their battles with heart diseases.


In April, the Hart Mansion Restaurant hosted a fundraiser for the arts in Minerva called “Chair-ity.”  The newest 20/20 Vision Minerva public art project Big Chair (by artists Marty Chapman and Sally Lytle) was unveiled that night.  It celebrates that some very “big” people have been associated with Minerva, and specifically President McKinley who had a summer home there.  That night 100 guests wined and dined and bid on much-smaller artistic chair creations made by local artists. 

Day in the Life: Ryan Hollingsworth, Social Media Maven

Social media is more than Facebook. Just ask social media maven Ryan Hollingsworth, director of social media for Grabowksi & Co., a marketing and communications agency in Stark County that helps businesses throughout Northeast Ohio and across the United States. She coaches businesses on social media with regard to the best practices and content strategies.

The Ohio Weather Band | Hot Rockers

The forecast just keeps looking brighter for the Ohio Weather Band. The young Alliance-based group has been collecting critical praise for its self-titled debut album, released in early April.

Springtacular Style Show & Luncheon

The second annual Springtacular Style Show & Luncheon was sponsored by Canton Fine Arts Associates. All of the proceeds went to benefit the Canton Museum of Art. Fashions were provided by Christopher & Banks and It’s a Dusey Boutique. Held in the Wilkof Courtyard of the Canton Museum of Art, the event also included live music, a 50/50 drawing, a door prize raffle, plus spring beauty trends demonstrations by Estée Lauder and Scott Talbot Salonspa.

Walsh University Kentucky Derby Party

Walsh University Women’s Committee Kentucky Derby Party took place in May at Brookside Country Club. The party featured hors d’oeuvres, dinner, a cash bar, raffle prizes, basket drawing, Kentucky Bourbon raffle and country music recording artist Zach Paxson. Guests wore derby attire, and the proceeds benefited Walsh University scholarships.

Celebrity Cuisine

The 22nd annual Celebrity Cuisine was held at the Canton Memorial Civic Center in April. Celebrity Cuisine has become known as the premier happy hour of the season because of the extraordinary all-inclusive ticket price. For $30, attendees enjoyed unlimited access to appetizers, entree samples, beer, wine and desserts while listening to live music and bidding on a silent auction. The event benefited Community Harvest.

Yankee Bravo | Hot Rockers

"This is our hometown, and we’re very happy to be playing Taste of Canton,” said Benjamin Payne, lead singer of Yankee Bravo. The 3-year-old group is growing its reputation for playing a folksy blend of music at 30 to 40 area gigs a year.