Last month, I received an invitation to come to Allen Elementary School in Canton for a demonstration of sorts. Awaiting me inside was a class of preschoolers, ready to show me what it means to live artfully. As is habit, I’m getting ahead of myself.
A lifelong fan of rock ’n’ roll, Meredith Rutledge-Borger has her dream job. As associate curator for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum—a job she has held for 19 years—she collects fascinating and priceless artifacts from the biggest stars in music, past and present, and assembles exhibitions around them.
Deli Ohio has fast become a Canton grub favorite. Owner Ryan Miller uses fresh, local ingredients from 11 area businesses, offering gourmet sandwiches, soups, sides, salads and desserts, as well as a variety of breakfast items.
Want a taste of fine Greek cuisine? Try the surf and turf souvlaki at Papa Gyros. A favorite of mine, the shrimp and lamb skewers pair nicely with a Greek salad, rice, pita bread and tzatziki sauce. For just a kick of tang, try the tzatziki sauce on everything on your plate.
For television, it is the best of times. The current slate of programming embodies the second “Golden Age” for a medium that has profoundly influenced American culture ever since the first little box flickered to life.
Nearly 400 guests celebrated the kick off of The Repository’s bicentennial year with a formal gala in March. Community and business leaders gathered to honor the 200- year history of Stark County’s oldest, longest running business and Ohio’s longest-running newspaper.