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.
We all have our favorites. From food to eat to songs to hear, we know what we like — and what works best for our needs. So it’s always interesting to see the results of a contest like our Local Favorites awards, as in this month’s About.
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.
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.
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.
The Canton Chapter of the Foundation for Community Betterment began in fall 2007 with a small event to increase awareness of the group and its mission of creating an immediate, positive impact in the community.