Kelli Weir

Collyn Floyd gives her local picks

A blog post about local restaurants is what led Collyn Floyd to the dream marketing job she didn’t know she wanted. Floyd, a Missouri native who came to Stark County in 1999, had been co-authoring a lifestyle blog about all of her favorite places for food, fun and funky finds when a representative from Team NEO, a regional business development organization, asked her to write a post for its regional tourism site.

Nichole Cardinale gives her local picks

Nichole Cardinale has been in the promotions and sales business since she was in high school. She was the first business manager for Tallmadge High School’s newspaper, selling ads for the paper that her class created. As a student at the University of Akron, she sold advertising for the university’s student-run radio station, 88.1 WZIP.

Summer in Stark: Outdoor games for the kids

Now that it’s warm, get the kids outside with these five classic games: 1. Scavenger hunts: Make a list of items available outside that the children can collect and bring back to you. Depending on the ages of the children participating, you can be as specific as “a leaf from a maple tree” to as general as “something green.” Set a reasonable time limit for the children to find each item. The first one to collect all the items or the one who has the most items when times expires is the winner.

Where to buy

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