Neil Carpathios is an award-winning poet and author of five full-length poetry collections, most recently “The Door on Every Tear.” He also has published a collection of flash fictions, edited an anthology of literature and written as a newspaper columnist. He has taught at various colleges and universities, most recently for the past 12 years at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio, where he was a professor of English and director of Creative Writing. Currently, he is serving as Writer in Residence at Malone University in Canton.
“It feels like we’ve been in COVID forever.” Robb Hankins, president and CEO of ArtsinStark, has been operating in pandemic mode for so long that the back end of the proverbial tunnel seems to have disappeared. But he remains optimistic, even when the light at the front end of that passageway remains a bit dim.
Christine Seemann was sitting outside with her sister in their lawn chairs when they got the phone call about their mother. A nurse from the nursing home where their 81-year-old mother, Jackie Spitale, had been living for the past three years said Jackie had spiked a fever again and they couldn’t get it down with medicine.
As I write this in late September, I’m not sure what Thanksgiving will look like for my family. Will we gather at my parents’ house for lunch, followed by dinner at my grandmother-in-law’s house, as usual? Or will we “gather” on Google Hangouts?
It’s almost Halloween, and that means it’s almost time for my family’s annual debate about the merits of candy corn. (For the record, I’m pro, especially if you include those marshmallow pumpkins in the mix.) But I understand candy corn is a divisive food, so I always feel guilty when I make a Halloween dessert that features it prominently. This year, I wanted to find a festive dessert without candy corn for the holiday, and I think I’ve got a winner in this Melting Witch Poke Cake. It’s not perfect, but it still will make people happy.
Proudly a Canton favorite since 1941, Lucia’s Steakhouse has been serving some of the best Italian fare and steak around for five generations. From high-quality ingredients to the same smiling faces on the team, there’s something special about Lucia’s Steakhouse.
Autumn offers a pleasing contradiction. The dying leaves of the season provide such lively color. Stands of trees of Stark County are canvases for strong reds, vivid yellows, bold browns and breathtaking oranges—all on a unifying background of fading green.
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