Letter from the Editor: Do you have a personal mission statement? | December 2012

If people had mission statements, I think I’ve found mine: Work hard and be nice to people. It’s as easy and as difficult as that, right? No matter what kind of work you do — whether in your personal life or at a workplace — I don’t think you can go wrong by working hard and being nice to others.

If people had mission statements, I think I’ve found mine: Work hard and be nice to people. It’s as easy and as difficult as that, right? No matter what kind of work you do — whether in your personal life or at a workplace — I don’t think you can go wrong by working hard and being nice to others. It doesn’t have to be complicated.

It’s pretty easy to spot the people in our lives that seem to follow those life rules. Some names probably come to your mind right away. They’re the people who work tirelessly to help others and further the missions of the organizations they serve.

About has named Movers & Shakers for several years now, spotlighting many individuals who are making a big effort to make Stark County a better place to work and live. This issue, we decided to focus solely on those who work or volunteer in the nonprofit realm.

When we started brainstorming local nonprofit standouts, the long list of worthy recipients for the honor flowed easily — in addition to the dozens that were nominated by readers.

After much discussion, we selected 11 nonprofit leaders to feature in these pages. It’s a good mix of both individuals and organizations that I hope will bring attention to the great work they are doing.

About Your Home

You know you wanna look.

We all have driven past spectacular homes and wondered what they were like inside. From architectural design to decor choices, it’s intruiging to see how others live and use their space.

Our most popular feature in About Your Home gives readers a chance to peek inside some of the most memorable homes in Stark County. This month, we tour the stunning Glenmoor estate of Larry and Sherry Adelman, which is filled with museum-quality art. So go ahead, take a peek. You won’t be disappointed.

Blessings,
Darla A. Brown

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