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.
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.
I was sitting in a cabin in middle-of-nowhere Minnesota the first time I tried a chili recipe I actually liked. The secret ingredient that made the difference for me was baked beans—a shock, considering I thought baked beans on their own were gross. But to this day, I remember how sweet and smoky the chili tasted.
The creme brulee cheesecake at 91 Wood Fired Oven combines two amazing desserts into one gourmet treat. It takes 91’s creamy, “colossal size” cheesecake and pairs it with the restaurant’s creme brulee, which is flavored with Madagascar vanilla bean.
When I was in elementary school, I would come home to an after-school snack of apple slices with peanut butter or crackers and cheese or veggie sticks with dip, which I’d devour as I sat at the counter doing my homework.
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