As the coronavirus pandemic wore on, my husband, Josh, and I found ourselves in a carryout rut. We were going to the same few restaurants and ordering the same meals month after month. Prompted in part by this assignment, we decided to break the routine by venturing outside our comfort zone and trying Bombay Sitar Finest Indian Cuisine.
For me, the ingredients for a great carryout restaurant during a global pandemic include delicious food, an easy-to-use online menu, a curbside option and sturdy to-go containers. Papa Gyros Greek Grill checks all the boxes.
Kara Hammett traces her career in cake designing and decorating back to the former West Point Market in Akron. Hammett, a 1993 Akron Buchtel High School graduate, had worked at West Point Market while she was attending the University of Akron to become a school teacher.
Stark County attorney Beverly Proctor-Donald believes she’s just hitting her stride. After years of putting her family’s needs ahead of her career, Proctor-Donald now has more time to dedicate to her downtown Canton law practice.
Melissa Hackenberg believes that having a heart for helping people saved her career. Hackenberg, who earned her real estate license in 2005, had been working as a real estate agent for about two years when the Great Recession began in 2007 and the economic downturn closed her employer’s local real estate office.
Mike Sturdivant quickly learned that he doesn’t do quarantine well. The 2001 McKinley High School graduate is used to be being busy. For six years, he was the regional manager for Hattie Larlham and served as the nonprofit’s representative on the executive boards of several community organizations, including Compassion Delivered Inc., Gigi’s Playhouse, Love the Children’s Ministry and P.A.L. Mission.
Kourtney Hill didn’t get the job she initially applied for at Stark County Job & Family Services. But she must have made a good impression because the agency called her to see if she would be interested in another position in the agency’s adoption division.
James Fye took his first drink of alcohol around age 13. He took his last drink on December 24, 2010, at age 38. Fye, the director of nursing for CommQuest Services, now uses his experience during all those hazy years of alcoholism to help others with their recovery and to change misconceptions of what it means to be an alcoholic.
Christine Seemann was sitting outside with her sister in their lawn chairs when they got the phone call about their mother. A nurse from the nursing home where their 81-year-old mother, Jackie Spitale, had been living for the past three years said Jackie had spiked a fever again and they couldn’t get it down with medicine.