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.
Chess pie is a Southern holiday treat with roots to the 17th century, possibly from Chester, England. It is very rich and should be served in small slices. If you use a store-bought crust, the pie takes only 10 minutes to mix.
If one dessert exemplifies autumn and the holiday season, it’s pie. And whether it’s pumpkin, peanut butter or pecan, our love of this humble creation is deeply rooted in family tastes and tradition, especially on special occasions.