January '18

The chase

St. Michael School students ride snowmobiles in a Pike Township field.

Christkindl Markt

The 46th annual Christkindl Markt fundraiser that benefits the Canton Museum of Art added celebrity programs for the first time this year. In addition to the more than 100 artists exhibiting and selling their handcrafted artwork, complimentary programs by media celebrities Robin Swoboda and Andre Bernier were offered for guests.

gARTen Oasis

In August, a sold-out crowd celebrated outside of the Cultural Center for the Arts with culturally inspired entertainment, delicious cuisine and creative décor at the gARTen Oasis: A Mirage in the Desert.

Night at the Races

The CCDS Parents Association sponsored Night at the Races. This event captured all the suspense and close-up action that re-created the atmosphere of being at the racetrack. The event included a reverse raffle, dinner and drinks.

Coming Together Gala

Coming Together Stark County held its 19th annual Awards Gala in October at La Pizzaria in Canton. Many local people and organizations were honored with awards. Coming Together Stark County is the only organization in Stark County with a purpose of promoting inclusion, diversity and dignity for all people.

Lucia’s Steakhouse review: Upscale dining, enticing choices

Lucia’s Steakhouse in Jackson Township offers an upscale dining experience and a menu with many enticing choices. The restaurant has a long history in Stark County: The original Lucia’s opened in the 1940s on Mahoning Road as a sandwich-and-soup lunch stop for factory workers.

Meet Me at Irene’s | Behind the Food

One day at Meet Me at Irene’s, the popular eatery she co-owns in Hartville, Robin Rupp watched in wonderment as a man drove up in a tractor, parked it in the lot and walked in for breakfast.

Top of the Viaduct

The menu at Top of the Viaduct in Massillon is overflowing with goodies. Try the Sriracha Vermont Cheddar with Chicken Pasta Bowl, $8.99 (bottom), or opt for the tasty Tiger Fries, $5.99, or the Salmon Patties (served with two sides of your choice), $8.99.

Women aren’t funny*

Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is the funniest show not on TV, and exactly the kind of comedy America needs now.