September '10

About Local Favorites

For the second year, we asked, and About magazine readers responded. And now, the votes have been counted in the 2010 About magazine Local Favorites awards. This time around, we chose new categories to highlight even more gems here in Stark County.

Everyone has a favorite | On the bookshelf

By their nature, favorite books are a personal choice. Topics vary with individual interests. Popular books can be fiction or nonfiction. Volumes can be locally written or the work of authors far away. Here is an eclectic selection found to be favored by area readers.

Wedding spotlight: Kim and Jason Slates

One could say that Jason fell for Kim — literally. About 30 friends and family gathered one day to watch Jason skydive. When he landed after the jump, Jason got down on his knee and proposed to Kim.

Mark these arts events on your calendar

“The Full Monty,” Sept. 3-26, Players Guild of Canton, Cultural Center for the Arts. “Menopause:The Musical,” Sept. 18-19, Akron Civic Theatre. “Cirque D’Or,” Sept. 11, Akron Civic Theatre.

10 questions with Mimi Bogard

Mimi Bogard wears several historical hats — both figurative and literal. When she’s not dressing in costume to portray first ladies Lucretia Garfield and Helen Taft, she might be found training volunteers at the National First Ladies’ Library.

Faith Barbato | In My Own Words

I have always been very active in the Canton community. Concurrently, I continued to get promoted while working for a large national staffing firm. But I found myself downsizing my staff, closing offices, and re-aligning my territory on a regular basis during this challenging economy.