2018 Angel Auction, May 11: Mark your calendars to join the Aultman Women’s Board for a safari through the plains of Africa during the 2018 Angel Auction, “Splendors of the Serengeti.” The 49th annual event will be under the direction of auction co-chairs Jen Clark and Ann McCabe. Enjoy an evening of fabulous live entertainment, a delicious catered dinner and hundreds of unique live and silent auction items. There will be two exciting raffle packages available this year. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Canton Civic Center. Reservations are $175 per person or $350 per couples. For more information, call 330-363-6198. aultmanfoundation.org/home/womens-board/angel-auction/event/
Local artist Tim Carmany provided a special February program at the Canton Museum of Art for the members and guests of Canton Fine Arts Associates. Owner of the Hub Art Factory in downtown Canton, Carmany demonstrated his unique reverse glass painting technique for the audience. Decorative theme centerpieces and a catered lunch also were included at the event.
In February, the Stark County District Library hosted a small soiree/open house at the Canton Brewing Co. to say farewell to Tena Wilson, as she moves on to the Cleveland Public Library, and to welcome the interim executive director, Jean Duncan McFarren. Wilson was honored with a proclamation from the mayor for her service.
If you’re looking for the best martini in town, look no farther than The Martini Lounge at Market Square in downtown Canton. This chocolate martini is just one of 30 on the menu. The lounge also offers wine, beer and small plates. Stop in for a drink!
With two convenient locations in Stark County, Eye Centers of Ohio has all your eyewear and eye care needs. Make an eye appointment with one of five ophthalmologists and an optometrist and get yourself some new spectacles.
North Canton resident Ryan Humbert is an award-winning singer-songwriter and lead singer of the traditional honky tonk band Shooter Sharp & The Shootouts, which recently recorded its national debut album to be released this fall. He also hosts Shooter Sharp’s Americana Roundup every Sunday morning on The Summit WAPS-FM.
At age 30, my sister was diagnosed with a rare type of breast cancer called Triple Negative Breast Cancer, which has a poor prognosis and doesn’t respond to the typical cancer treatments.
So back when this topic was decided, it seemed like it would be much easier to make a case for why it is better to be a woman than a man. Then I got to thinking: Someone (Kelsey) saddled me with the responsibility to write about how it’s better or easier to be a woman in the midst of the largest women’s rights movement in about 100 years.
She watched her son leave for high school, flipped on the flat screen and then, Alecia McNair waited. Most days, her habit was to listen absent-mindedly to “CBS This Morning” as she prepared for another day as a 53-year-old single mother. But this past fall, it seemed that every time she turned on the news, there was another story about a man who had abused his power, a woman who had finally spoken up, and—this was the part that McNair could hardly believe—an apology.