Not long ago, I met Mary Bowman of Massillon. Back in the middle of the 1800s, she and her sister, Rachel, the granddaughters of slaves, were the first two blacks to graduate from Washington High School.
Kara Hammett traces her career in cake designing and decorating back to the former West Point Market in Akron. Hammett, a 1993 Akron Buchtel High School graduate, had worked at West Point Market while she was attending the University of Akron to become a school teacher.
Charlotte Engohang has turned a childhood pastime into a lucrative business. Engohang is the owner of Akiba’s Too Hair Supply and braiding service, which has locations in Canton and Alliance. The business is named after Engohang’s 6-year-old daughter.
An online shop, Destinee Stark Shop offers apparel, art prints, coffee mugs, stickers, cards and more. Each month, Destinee Stark selects a nonprofit organization working in the areas of social justice, human rights or compassionate care for vulnerable communities to donate a portion of her profits to.
In a culture where people eat and drink practically on the run, making and drinking tea is a way to slow down, say the owners of a unique shop on the shores of Lake Cable. Terry Gabet and Kurt Gibbons are co-owners of the Ohio Tea Company at 5569 Fulton Drive NW.
Mike Sturdivant quickly learned that he doesn’t do quarantine well. The 2001 McKinley High School graduate is used to be being busy. For six years, he was the regional manager for Hattie Larlham and served as the nonprofit’s representative on the executive boards of several community organizations, including Compassion Delivered Inc., Gigi’s Playhouse, Love the Children’s Ministry and P.A.L. Mission.
Singing bowls, gongs and chimes are placed and played on and around the body, bringing the participant into an introspective, spiritual state of being. Soulful Sounds Vibrational Sound Therapy, in Canton, offers group and private sound baths.
“Joy to the world!…” As an avid viewer of annual holiday light displays, I hold out a hope that high-tech exhibitions setting their lights to the melodies of popular carols will make heavy use of that well-known Christmas hymn.
The “LA” in LA Office Solutions has nothing to do with Los Angeles. “It started back in 1989; we started in lower Akron,” company president Ashley Caley explained with a laugh. The company, which has been located in Canton for 20 years is a family-owned business that specializes in selling, leasing and servicing office equipment.
The Repository Select Rite Aid Stores Spee-D Foods Buehler's Fresh Foods Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations Aultman Hospital Gift Shop Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations News Depot Avenue Arts Marketplace Yum Yum Tree Alliance Grapes in a Glass