Alison Matas writes for The Repository, covering Canton City Hall. She grew up in Kent and has worked for newspapers in New York, Missouri, West Virginia and Maryland—and she’s happy to call Stark County her new home. When she’s not writing, she’s usually rehearsing for an upcoming musical or choir concert, going for a run or attempting to cook.
Santa will return to downtown Canton this December for the annual Light Up Downtown family celebration. This year’s event is scheduled for December 5, with the stage show beginning at 6 p.m., the fireworks going off at 6:45 p.m., and everything wrapping up at about 8:30 p.m.
Redbar Clothing got its start because Caroline Zenia kept getting compliments about what she was wearing. In 2001, she was ordering and storing items in her parents’ home. Today, she’s running her own shop at 943 S Main Street in North Canton and launching a website to sell the items internationally.
It’s my second Thanksgiving as About’s official Test Kitchen writer, and I am seizing the opportunity to try out another side dish. I think you’ll love this month’s Brussels sprouts gratin—a recipe that was selected not only because it sounded delicious but because the green will look pretty on a Thanksgiving dinner table.
Certified sommelier Wanda Haynes wants you to stop buying the same $5 bottle of wine every time you go to the grocery store. She understands that people often don’t know what to choose from the wine aisle, so they end up drinking one wine over and over and over again. But don’t worry; she’s here to help.
SingStark! has been making music in Stark County for 80 years, but now it’s got a new name and a new sound. You know SingStark! as VOCI, which was originally founded as the Canton Civic Opera in 1939. The choral organization for decades was known for its operas and musicals, and then it transitioned into a chorus that performed a handful of times a season.
This month, I learned to never question Martha Stewart when it comes to baking. When I picked this Halloween Whoopie Pie recipe and started making it, I was skeptical. The applesauce in the batter made it look grainy and weird. I didn’t think the recipe called for nearly enough filling. I was positive my cookies were going to come out misshapen.
The North Canton Playhouse is taking a break from musicals to present a popular—and true—drama. This month, the playhouse will stage “The Diary of Anne Frank.” The play is based on the book “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl,” which has been translated into more than 70 languages.
Canton Brewing Company is Stark County’s first craft brewery. The downtown mainstay also boasts a speakeasy and a restaurant, called Snorky’s on Third. The brewery has three core beers and dozens of seasonal beers, everything from imperial stouts to kettle sour tart ale.
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