The last time About caught up with the owners at Mainstream Boutique in North Canton, they were the new kids on the block. It was January 2014, and sisters Rebecca Paliswat and Elizabeth Hilton had opened the Minneapolis-based franchise at 1977 E Maple Street just four months before. The sisters, both GlenOak High School graduates, hoped the boutique would fill a void they noticed when they went shopping with their mother.
For more than a century, Ferraro’s Family Restaurant & Bakery has given customers plenty of ways to satisfy a sweet tooth. The old school Stark County staple is open 24/7. And whether you’re stopping by for a hearty breakfast, a casual dinner or a late-night snack, you can grab a donut or creamstick for the road.
Peace, Love and Little Donuts offers uniquely created donuts at all of its franchised locations in and near Stark County. “This all started in Pittsburgh, and the founders came up with the name,” said Kelli Jett, who manages four of the local shops for franchise owners Dave and JoAnne Miller of Hartville.
For more than 100 years, Norcia Bakery at 624 Belden Avenue NE has been a Canton institution. The little bakery started by Italian immigrant John Norcia back in 1918, is famous for its bread, dinner rolls and its iconic pepperoni rolls.
If you’re craving a sweet treat from Liebermann’s Bakery in downtown Massillon, you’d be wise to arrive early. “Especially on Fridays and Saturdays, you best get here by 9 o’clock,” said Sue Liebermann, a 33-year bakery employee. “We open up at 6. The glazed donuts and creamsticks are usually the first things to sell out.”
Had it not been for two friends who wouldn’t take no for an answer and a third friend who was kind enough to make an introduction, Stark County Common Pleas Court Judge Frank Forchione might never have met his wife.
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