It’s that time of year already — time to think about shopping for back-to-school clothes and getting back into routines. This section is devoted to all things back-to-school, from stylish clothes and school supplies to favorite tips from Stark County moms.
My son’s preschool class at Westbrook Park Nursery School watched last spring as caterpillars made the transformation to butterflies. Each day the students tracked the progress of the caterpillars and anticipated the day when they would see a beautiful butterfly spread his wings.
Gone are the days when the most exciting thing happening in school supplies is pink erasers, No. 2 pencils and brown paper grocery bags for textbook covers. Today’s supplies are so fun, colorful and imaginative, kids will be thrilled to head back to school. We found these items at Staples.
Swimming pool. Check. Treehouse. Got it. Volleyball net. Up and ready to spike. Grill. Bring on the cookouts. Your backyard is set for plenty of family fun. Want more toys at home? Try a putting green, an arcade, a bowling alley or even an indoor shooting range.
In the heat of August, we’re all experts on ice cream. And Stark County has plenty of yummy places to indulge. We asked our very own ice cream connoisseur, food writer Jennifer Mastroianni, to name her favorite local treats.
Forget expensive “organic” produce at the grocery store. This time of year, buy the freshest produce possible — tomatoes, corn, peppers, melons — directly from area growers, and have fun doing so, at the Canton Farmers Market.