Kay Port has been the iCARE team director at the Stark County Educational Service Center since April 2011. After graduating from Perry High School in 1976, Kay earned a Bachelor of Science in Education K-12 degree in 1980 from Ohio State University. She began her teaching career in Columbus in 1980 and returned to her alma mater in 1982 to continue her educational profession.
Jan. 18, Donut Day at the Library: Learn how to make donuts, learn a new recipe and decorate a mini donut from Peace Love and Little Donuts at Perry Sippo Branch. Check the site for more information. starklibrary.org
The Canton Ballet’s annual performance of “The Nutcracker” once again will feature a member of the New York City Ballet. Sterling Hyltin, who has been a principal dancer with the New York company since 2007, will dance the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy alongside 300 students from the local ballet program.
Dec. 6, Light Up Downtown: Mark your calendars for Light Up Downtown, brought to you by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Special Improvement District. Enjoy 14 blocks of attractions, ice skating, entertainment, refreshments, sleigh rides, singers and dancers, a visit from Santa and amazing fireworks. It’s fun for all ages, and it’s free.
Mary Ellen Icaza is the CEO/executive director of the Stark County District Library. Mary Ellen, her husband, Javier, and children, Christian and Victoria, recently moved to Stark County from Montgomery County, Maryland.
Mercy Service League recently held its annual Celebrity Bartender Night at 91 Wood Fired Oven. Many turned out to support this very successful fundraising and friend-raising event, which will benefit Mercy Medical Center and its purchase of Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots. These robots are helping the hospital create the safest possible environment for patients, families and visitors. The featured local celebrity bartenders were Dr. Margaret Kobe, Dr. Badie Al Nemr, Paul Hiltz, Dr. Al Martello, Laura Miller, Angela Eggleston, Dane Lane, Tammi Colly, Mark Butterworth, Dr. Elizabeth Butterworth, Fonda Williams and Jeff Pike. A portion of all food and drink sales also benefitted Mercy Medical Center.
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