It all sounds pretty glamorous. From interviewing the “who’s who” of Stark County to conducting photo shoots and deciding what gets in the magazine — there’s certainly something alluring about putting together a monthly glossy publication focused on the best things of Stark County.
For many locals, it’s hard to believe that Glenmoor Country Club and surrounding homes began 20 years ago. Many people remember when the land started to be developed in the area surrounding the one-time monastary — and when golf legend Jack Nicklaus came to town for the opening of the golf course.
Engineer by day, mixologist by night — at least it would seem so. Michael Cudnik of Canal Fulton is this year’s About magazine’s Signature Drink winner. His drink — a root beer float with a twist — wowed the judges of the annual drink competition held at Tozzi’s Downtown.
Jay Spencer has been playing the Palace Theatre’s mighty Kilgen pipe organ since the early ’90s — and it still gives him tingles. When he begins playing, filling the ornate theater with vibrant sound, and the organ begins rising from the Palace orchestra pit, “it’s just an amazing feeling,” Spencer said.
Kiwanis International, a global organization with three local chapters, is dedicated to changing the world one child and community at a time. Originally conceived as a businessman’s service organization in 1915, Kiwanis has continued to grow and change to remain relevant in the communities it serves.
Bliss, a restaurant in Alliance, is approaching its first anniversary in business. It’s is an amusing contradiction — an upscale dining spot housed in a former gas station. Actually, the tiny building was formerly a gas station, then pizza parlor, hot dog shop and bakery. But thanks to Rosemary Burke’s wizardry, you’d never know it once you’re inside.
Malinda Nelson and Ian Giebeler met by chance through a friend one night in September 2008. Ian had been looking for an apartment and asked his friend Kevin if he had a vacancy at his house. Kevin checked and discovered that his tenant, Michelle, had already found a new roommate, so the house was full.