In an area dominated by national chains, it’s exciting to see locally owned restaurants that are not only thriving but also vibrant and ever-evolving. While different in look and feel, the 91 locations in Jackson Township and North Canton certainly seem to have inventive food and cocktails, lively crowds and full parking lots in common.
People often ask me for recommendations for great dining and entertainment. My selections are always heavy on supporting the great local people, businesses and events in our community.
The Challenger league is a division of Holly Hills Little League that provides organized baseball for special needs children. The Canton Challengers currently have about 170 players on nine teams. The players are both boys and girls and include ages five through high school. Players come from throughout Stark County and beyond.
Growing up in a small village in upstate New York, I saw my parents and neighbors work together for the good of our tiny community. My parents volunteered locally and were also active in larger advocacy issues, especially my mother.
Dr. Godwin Meniru of Jackson Township seems unstoppable. The gynecologist, obstetrician — and vintner — has gone from producing mead to hard cider to sangria in less than a year at his Meniru Meadery at 5868 Fulton Drive NW.
Courtney Hubbard and John Wait first met through mutual friends in 2006 while they were in high school. Their paths crossed again in 2008 at College Plaza bowling lanes, where Courtney worked at the front desk and John bowled on a league.