Gary Brown has written articles and columns for About periodically since the publication’s inception, including pieces on books, recreational sports and historical subjects. A columnist and staff writer for The Repository, Brown enjoys such outdoor pursuits as golfing, sailing, skiing, biking and hiking. An avid student of the arts, he also uses those activities to inspire watercolor paintings.
Perhaps the most satisfying words that can be said about a new pet is, “It’s a rescue.” Renewing a life in the canine or feline world is a project well worth undertaking. Both the families who adopt such pets and their new best friends almost always emerge better from the experience.
Come walk with me in the neighborhood. This will be a walk along an indoor street, a thoroughfare through time that seems quite realistically like a neighborhood of the past. At some point of the winter during a visit to the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, I plan to scale the stairs to the second floor and step off through the museum’s Street of Shops. You can come along.
Hartville MarketPlace is three acres of indoor shopping where customers can find “makers, bakers and more all year round.” “Inside the MarketPlace, we’ve got more than 60 boutique style shops,” said Kirk Greaves, marketing and event coordinator for the two-story MarketPlace.
The mission of the Canton Symphony Orchestra is both simple and lofty. “Perform and present at the highest possible artistic level live orchestral music to enrich, entertain, educate and challenge diverse audiences in a variety of settings.”
The Massillon Museum is more than an institution filled with art objects and historical artifacts. The museum, housed in a structure that has undergone extensive remodeling in recent years, not only “celebrates local history and artwork,” as its website promises, it also “educates members and visitors in various art forms and historically significant events, creates opportunities for exposure to social offerings and preserves the shared heritage of the Western Stark County community.”
The mission of the Canton area’s foremost dance company is tri-fold in nature. The role of Canton Ballet in the community is to train young ballet performers, encourage the many talented dancers to perform in front of audiences and to inform members of the public about dancing through a variety of educational and entertaining outreach programs. In that, it has achieved commendable success.
Minerva’s Sandy Springs Brewing Co. and the nearby Brewers Quarters go together in a manner that is more than just beer and beds. Tasting the craft beer created by Andy Conrad at the brewery he and his wife, Amanda, operate in Minerva, is pleasurable to the palate.
It isn’t weak to ask for help. That’s the message television journalist Elizabeth Vargas plans to deliver when she speaks about her struggle against alcoholism and anxiety to an audience gathered the evening of September 12 at Canton Palace Theatre. Her 6:30 p.m. talk kicks off the Stark County District Library’s “Speaking of Books” series of lectures, which also will include a talk at Palace Theatre on October 30 by David Sheff, the author of “Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction.”
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