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 Unique Club of Stark County is proud to announce the awarding of college scholarships to 10 exceptional Stark County recipients. These award-winners of Italian descent will receive $2,000 each for the 2018-19 academic year. These awards were made possible by the current Unique Club members along with the generosity of eight perpetual scholarship donors. The Unique Club is excited for the opportunity to continue its support of Stark County students of Italian descent for many years to come. The scholarship dinner was held in August at La Pizzaria.
Cheli Curran, executive director/ CEO of Domestic Violence Project, Inc., has been serving her community for more than 20 years, mostly in victim service populations, seeking to find voices for the underserved. She and her family have lived in downtown Canton for six years and are avid supporters of the arts and downtown living.
“The Wedding Singer” Oct. 11-28, The year is 1985. The place is New Jersey. A wannabe rock star (aka a professional wedding singer) is left at the altar and finally changes his tune. The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, “The Wedding Singer’s” sparkling new score does for the ’80s what Hairspray did for the ’60s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in 20 years. See the show live on the Main Stage at North Canton Playhouse. Tickets are $15. Check the site for showtimes. northcantonplayhouse.com
With a great amount of jubilation, Pathway’s Whobilation Christmas in July Celebration was held at 91 Wood Fired Oven in Jackson Township. It featured celebrity bartenders City of Canton Mayor Thomas M. Bernabei, City of Massillon Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry, President of Massillon WestStark Chamber of Commerce Ted Herncane, Dave Waikem of the Waikem Auto Family and President of ArtsinStark Robb Hankins. A percentage of all food, gift card and drink purchases benefited Pathway during this event.
ABCD held its 45th annual Dinner Meeting featuring comedian George Wallace. A highlight was the presentation of the first Judith Barnes Lancaster Outstanding Community Service Award to the En-RICH-ment Program.
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