That’s the question we asked the Stark County people featured on the following pages. From deeply-rooted family fare to religious or ethnic choices, their holiday food favorites are varied. But one thing remains constant — the pride of carrying on a tradition.
Tim and Denise McDannold’s foyer powder room in their Wellington Hills home received an honorable mention in the About Your Home Design Challenge. The before picture shows a basic half bathroom in a color of green the couple did not prefer.
The December holidays often are embraced for their comforting traditions, whether in the foods we consume or the rituals we repeat. We want each holiday moment to be special, like those that we remember from years past or our childhood.
In today’s economy, many homeowners are deciding to stay put. As a result, they are looking for ways they can improve their homes. Luckily, there are many do-it-yourself, cost-efficient home improvement projects that will do just that.
For Galen and Joan Grabill, it’s the character of an old home that draws them in. From the front porches on two levels, to the mammoth fireplaces and high ceilings, to the neighbor’s cat that runs to greet visitors, the Grabill’s Tuscarawas Township home screams with character.
The economy has stabilized, at least for the time being, more than a year after the world financial system collapsed, causing massive job losses, the obliteration of people’s savings and a widespread climate of fear.
Think of Christmas, and you’ll think of traditions. Family traditions. Cultural traditions. Religious traditions. Musical, literary and movie traditions. No other holiday carries with it such an abundance of decorations, songs and food, and depth of religious meaning as Christmas. These books help to explain the holiday of peace and joy, from Baby Jesus to old St. Nick.