memories

Remembering 2010

Downtown Canton, featured in our July 2010 issue, continues to surprise. Newer eateries as diverse as Basil,Thatsa Wrapp, Sheri’s at Shears and The Lion’s Den now have thriving lunch businesses.

Remembering 2011

So many choices, so little time. Twelve new dishes were crowned favorites this issue, including: Lobster from Bender’s Tavern, Loaded burgers from (the former) Brown Bag Burgers, turkey panini from Conestoga, beer-battered cod fish from Fishers Foods, Italian wedding soup from Contessa Italian Pizzaria, the lunch buffet from Sahara Grill, a sampler platter from TGD, cookies from (the former) Sheri’s Sweets, pork tenderloin arrostito from Gervasi Vineyards, cheesecake from Thatsa Wrapp, combination dinners from El Rincon, and shish kebabs from Desert Inn.

Remembering 2009

Remember Kimono? The community was abuzz about it for months prior to the exhibit. The Canton Museum of Art’s “Kimono as Art” exhibition was newly opened when About featured Kumi Day, who led Japanese tea ceremonies during its run. Showcasing elaborately embellished, oversized silk kimonos from Japan, “Kimono” was a crowd-pleasing blockbuster, funded by the Timken Foundation, that attracted more than 57,000 people in less than three months — and about 11,500 visitors its final week.

Remembering 2008

It was January 2008 when then-publisher Kevin Kampman decided we would produce a monthly, glossy magazine. From that moment, we had four months to get it off the ground. Our first issue was proudly released in late April 2008 — 68 pages packed with positive local stories and targeted advertising aimed to readers in Stark County “living their best life.” Since that time, we’ve grown considerably — but continue to maintain our focus of highlighting the best about our community through great stories, advertising and special sections.

Time to take a Sunday drive

So it was a Tuesday. It still felt like Sunday. With our cover story this month highlighting each of the communities of Stark County and what makes them special, I decided to take a mini-tour of the county that I grew up in. I wanted to spend time in areas that I was not as familiar with and find out what makes each unique.