Stark Parks

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.

Perfect time to take the Mindfulness Walk at Stark Parks

Sometimes, you just need to get outside and take a breath of fresh air. The Mindfulness Walk at Petros Lake Park encourages parkgoers to do just that. The 1-mile trail, which opened last year, encourages visitors to practice mindfulness—the “nonjudgmental awareness that comes from paying purposeful attention to the present moment,” according to Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery.

Time to ride your bike | At this Time

Imagine the wind is blowing through your hair. The spring sun warms your face. The sounds of your surroundings envelope you. You’re gliding—almost flying—in a setting that is either exciting in its urbaneness or peacefully pastoral. You are riding a bike. And, when winter turns to spring, it somehow seems that it would be difficult to find a more enjoyable way of passing your time.

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