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Masked Arts

“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.

Full of Thanks

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.

Melanie Begue | Brave & Beautiful

Melanie Begue had a moment of self-revelation when she discovered a lump on her breast in August 2019. “I have had a lot of things throughout my life that have been a little bit traumatic. I try and let things bounce off my back,” said Begue. “When I found the lump, I knew what it was. I knew it wasn’t an everyday cyst. I knew I had to stay mentally clear, otherwise I never would have been able to physically fight it.”

Aultman Hospital local leader in breast cancer care

Aultman Hospital is the local leader in cancer care. “Aultman is the leader when it comes to cancer care, and specifically breast cancer care. We see and treat the largest number of breast cancer patients here in our community and offer the most comprehensive care,” said Tina Biasella, MSN, RN, NE-BC, vice president of Cancer Services at Aultman Hospital. Last year alone, Aultman diagnosed and treated nearly 300 patients for breast cancer.

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