Letter from the Editor: I’m not a matchmaker, but… | February 2010

I don’t think there’s been a more highly anticipated issue of About magazine: Stark County’s most eligible singles. Curiosity has been high.

I don’t think there’s been a more highly anticipated issue of About magazine: Stark County’s most eligible singles. Curiosity has been high.

A gasp came over a crowd I was speaking to recently when I mentioned this month’s cover story. There’s something sexy about the unattached — even to the happily attached.

I suspect Stark County water coolers will be abuzz about this one. And we certainly found some fantastic Stark County singles to highlight. They were humbled and excited — and were incredibly good sports about being featured. I can imagine it’s hard to put yourself out there to be interviewed and photographed and leave it to the hands of magazine editors to present you to the world as a “most eligible single.”

The stories are intended as light-hearted glimpses into the personalities of each of the 11 singles we chose. All of them answered a list of the same questions, and we chose their best answers for publication.

In the end, this feature on Stark County’s singles gets to the heart of our mission at About magazine — not to provide a dating service, of course, but to spotlight great local people. The people we selected for this feature not only are beautiful and educated and have great careers; but also are caring and well-connected to our community.

Now, about our eligible singles. I’m a magazine editor, not a matchmaker, but I suppose I can help. If you wish to contact any of them, e-mail me (darla.brown@cantonrep.com) and I will forward your message.

Reserve your copy
I am often asked about how About is distributed. The magazine reaches readers in several ways. We have a base of readers who have purchased yearly subscriptions to About (currently 12 issues for $18.95). The magazine also is offered for purchase ($3.95 per issue) on newsstands. Retail locations include All Rite Aid Pharmacy and Spee-D-Foods stores, 2nd April Galerie, Aultman Hospital, Borders Books, Buehler’s Fresh Foods, Carpe Diem, Fishers Foods-Fulton, Fishers Foods-North Canton, Fishers Foods-44th Street, Fishers Foods-W Tuscarawas, Mercy Medical Center, News Depot and The Repository.

Remaining copies are distributed directly to selected neighborhoods throughout Stark County. This is done on a rotating basis as a sample to introduce new readers to About. The best way to ensure you receive a magazine is to subscribe. Visit www.aboutstark.com or call (330) 580-8364 for more information.

Darla A. Brown

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass