Dan Kane is the entertainment editor for The Repository’s Ticket magazine, for which he writes about theater, movies, rock ‘n’ roll, art, classical music, dance, restaurants, festivals and everything else that’s going on. Growing up in Wooster, he always thought of Canton as “the big city.”
It was 1991 and Nick Regas, then 24, had graduated from law school at Case Western Reserve University. Working for an attorney in Cleveland, he knew a law career was not for him. As fate would have it, his father had just been talking about selling his business, Canton Importing Co., a neighborhood deli and grocery at 1136 Wertz Avenue NW. “I called dad up and told him, I’ll buy the business.’ ”
If you’re craving a sweet treat from Liebermann’s Bakery in downtown Massillon, you’d be wise to arrive early. “Especially on Fridays and Saturdays, you best get here by 9 o’clock,” said Sue Liebermann, a 33-year bakery employee. “We open up at 6. The glazed donuts and creamsticks are usually the first things to sell out.”
Already a bright light on the downtown Canton nightlife scene, Star Fronimo enjoyed quick success when her namesake bar-restaurant opened in May 2016. More than two years later, Fronimo’s Downtown at 315 Cleveland Avenue NW is reliably lively and frequently packed, especially on weekends.
One day in mid-November, there were 16 varieties of soup available at Samantha’s Restaurant in Jackson Township. “I love soup,” said Sabrina Freudeman owner of the restaurant at 4954 Portage Street NW, which has been in business 17 years.
The world-class Cleveland Museum of Art, with its acres of galleries to explore, is a good anchor to a multifaceted Cleveland road trip. And a museum visit can be paired with nearby dining, shopping and more, with Google Maps or MapQuest a vital asset to navigation.
Winter in Ohio can be such a gloomy time, that sometimes we have to create our own fun. Here are a few tried-and-true ideas that are relatively easy to make happen and should liven things up during this cold season.
Looking for a holiday gift for a kid or teenager? How about giving them the opportunity to burn off their wintertime adrenaline? SkyMax Trampoline Arena, at 7585 Freedom Avenue NW in Jackson Township, offers nearly 27,000 square feet of high-flying activities for all ages, shapes and ability levels.
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