May '08

Last Look: The photographer’s view

One of the first things aspiring amateur photographers look to capture is sunsets. Mankind has admired them for countless years. For some reason, I may be one of the few veteran photojournalists who are still struck by the beauty of the onset of nightfall or the semi-darkness that immediately follows dusk.

What is this About?

You’re holding the inaugural issue of About magazine, and we couldn’t be happier to bring it to you. So what is it About? It’s about you and your life — your best life — and living it in Stark County. It’s about Stark County residents who care about their families, about their communities, about making an impact. It’s about your lives — busy and active and full of the right things.

Ice wine

Ice wine is rapidly becoming a signature product for Ohio. “At last count, we had 16 wineries producing it. In the mid-’90s, we had one,” said Donniella Winchell, executive director of the Ohio Wine Producers Association.

Make this for your next party

If it looks like caviar and is eaten like caviar but it isn’t caviar, it’s probably olive tapenade. This appetizer adds elegance to cocktail-hour appetizers.

Ready set run

In the time it takes you to watch an episode of your favorite television show, you could start and finish a 5K race. And in the weeks between the show’s season premiere and its finale, you could train and be ready for the 3.1-mile race.

Wine lists

About asked two local wine experts to give us their top picks for the area’s best restaurant wine lists. The “Our best” feature will change each month to spotlight a different category.

How do you define business casual

In the workplace, perhaps nothing lends itself more to the title “oxymoron” than the term “business casual.” Dressing for success at work is often subjective, and what flies at one business may be highly inappropriate across the street.

Bag it!

Bag boring! Go big, bright and bold with your purses this season. Jennifer Mastroianni shows us some of the hottest styles.