North Canton resident Barbara Smith shared her collection of Dear Jane Civil War quilts at the Canton Fine Arts Associates March luncheon. Held at the Canton Museum of Art, the program included many quilts related to the renowned historic Jane Stickle 1863 quilt, as well as others in her collection. Guests enjoyed a catered lunch.
East Central Ohio Pilots Association (ECOPA) held its annual spring awards banquet in March at Skyland Pines. The speaker for the evening was Jack Waters, who was a naval aviator and is now an experimental test pilot for The Boeing Co. His topic was “The NEW Edge of Aviation.” He shared his insights, lessons learned and real-life anecdotes on the factors that are driving the future of aviation. The purpose of ECOPA is to promote general aviation through safety seminars and social events.
In March, the 26th annual Celebrity Cuisine hosted by Atlantic Food Distributors and The Tri-County Restaurant Association to benefit Community Harvest, a program of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, brought a record-breaking crowd to the Canton Memorial Civic Center.
In February, the Josette Beddell Memorial Foundation hosted the eighth annual Wind Chime Ball to a sold-out crowd of 675 people at the Piazza at La Pizzaria in Jackson Township. The event raised $85,000 for women battling breast cancer in our community.
Local artist Tim Carmany provided a special February program at the Canton Museum of Art for the members and guests of Canton Fine Arts Associates. Owner of the Hub Art Factory in downtown Canton, Carmany demonstrated his unique reverse glass painting technique for the audience. Decorative theme centerpieces and a catered lunch also were included at the event.
In February, the Stark County District Library hosted a small soiree/open house at the Canton Brewing Co. to say farewell to Tena Wilson, as she moves on to the Cleveland Public Library, and to welcome the interim executive director, Jean Duncan McFarren. Wilson was honored with a proclamation from the mayor for her service.
A private tour and explanation of the Canton Museum of Art’s exhibit “Elijah Pierce: An American Journey” was the focus of the Canton Fine Arts group’s January luncheon. Led by museum director Max Barton, the program explored the artist’s history and personal inspiration, plus a look at the actual handcarved wooden panels.
In October, Middlebranch High School celebrated its 65th class reunion at Papa Bear’s in Jackson Township. The class originally consisted of 50 classmates. Twelve attended the reunion, some with their spouses.
Phoenix Rising Behavioral Healthcare & Recovery hosted its second annual Masquerade Ball at the Historic Onesto Hotel. The evening was filled with fun and elegance. The Voodoo BBQ served a delicious meal, and DJ Larry Thompson entertained the crowd.
The fifth annual One Bite Taste Event took place in October at the GentleBrook Event Center in Hartville with 300 guests in attendance. Local restaurants, caterers and bakeries were featured, and bloggers Collyn Floyd and Lisa Dalpiaz of Two Amused Bouches and Alecia Bencze of Ohio Wanderlust were in attendance to enjoy the tastes of the township and surrounding area.
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