October ’08

Delicately balanced

Few extracurricular activities require the kind of dedication, discipline and sacrifice of ballet. While they make dancing look effortless, those lovely, graceful ballerinas are the product of rigorous training, about 10 months a year. Ballet requires a serious commitment.

Dress up your table

A feast, whether for a holiday family gathering or a dinner party, deserves a festive table. And nothing sets the mood for such events as handily as guests spying a colorful table adorned with interesting and unexpected objects in addition to your best china, silver and crystal.

Hiking Trails

The task: Pick five of the area’s best and most scenic places to hike. The experts: Jared Shive, Stark County Park District, and Matt Cribbs, avid hiker and former guide who is Wilderness Education Association certified.