“Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.” I have carried these words from Desiderada close to my heart since I started working at The Repository more than 40 years ago. The same holds true with my work for About. All of us have a story to tell. I want to be the one to tell it.
Mary and Joe Shurilla really hadn’t thought about owning a bed-and-breakfast until they were out walking one day. “We were taking a walk through the neighborhood and saw this Victorian home,” said Joe. “It was a duplex.”
Time to make the doughnuts, time to make the doughnuts. If you are too young to remember Michael Vale’s portrayal of Fred the Baker’s catchphrase in Dunkin’ Donuts commercials in the 1980s, you probably won’t understand. But Katy Chresos does.
Stark County is blessed with steakhouses, many of which are good. Very good. But they are only going to get honorable mentions here. I have to tell you, the best steak in town is at Lucia’s Steakhouse in Jackson Township.
Love and marriage. Love and significant others. It doesn’t matter what state a relationship is in, it is a slippery road to travel. Kaolene Metzger, a relationship/family counselor in private practice, helps to make the road less hazardous.
Ask Mark Samolczyk to define himself, and he will tell you he is a team player, collaborator, socially and fiscally conservative, thoughtful and community-minded. Ask him to define himself at home, and the answer is much shorter. “A private person.”
When Maria Heege retires—someday—she wants to live on a boat, making jewelry. Until then, though, she is thoroughly enjoying the career she has chosen, servant leadership, which makes her one of Stark County’s most influential people.
Things are speeding up at the North Pole, and Santa and his elves are busy getting ready for the holidays. Even Santa’s first children’s elf, Christopher Pop-In-Kins, is excited for them to come, because for him, it means being able to visit with children all over the world.