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Joanne K. Murray gives her local picks

Joanne K. Murray is a Canton native who never has lived anywhere else—and has no desire to do so. The Lehman High School graduate who attended Kent State University at Stark began her career as an administrative assistant to Canton Mayor Stanley Cmich in 1968, a job she held for 15 years before entering the commercial real estate business for six years.

Seifert’s Flower Mill

Since 1975, Seifert’s Flower Mill has been serving North Canton and Canton with the finest floral arrangements and gifts. This family-owned business goes the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect.

So you want to run a race?

Summer is finally here, and it’s the perfect time to dust off the old running shoes—or buy new, no judgment here—and hit the trails. If you’re new to the sport of running or if it has been awhile, you’ll want to ease into it. You don’t want to strain or pull anything, which can easily happen if you push yourself too hard.

The Next Chapter: Bookstore doubles as gathering spot

To enter The Next Chapter bookstore at 310 Fourth Street NW in Canton is to feel instantly comfortable. With its well-worn, original wooden floor and leather furniture, the shop features walls lined with books covering practically every genre that can be written, from history, to theology, to fiction, to children’s literature.

Robert T. Belden gives his local picks

Just because your last name is Belden doesn’t mean you will one day work for The Belden Brick Co. “There are many, many Beldens,” said Robert T. Belden, a fifth-generation descendant of Henry S. Belden, who began Belden Brick with four associates in 1885.

Cozy at home

Looking for new furniture? Look no further than Casey’s Countryside Furniture in Jackson Township. Find quality furniture from more than 30 brands with everyday low, discounted prices, plus free delivery and helpful salespeople. No pushy staff here. So stop in, browse and take time to find the perfect piece of furniture for your home.

Antiques & apparel

Step inside Victorian Rose Apparel and Gifts and find stunning gifts of fine china sets, linens, beautiful pictures and breathtaking furniture and furnishings as well as a wide array of women’s casual to dress clothing, outerwear, unique shoes and boots, accessories, scarves and statement jewelry to take any outfit to the next level.

How to get over your fear of the dentist

Almost half of American adults have at least moderate fears about going to the dentist, and 5 to 10 percent have told researchers that they avoid dental care as a result. The obvious consequences are increased cavities, bad breath and periodontal disease, but secondary consequences are broader: Decayed or missing teeth have a negative effect on self-esteem and employability.