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Free art exhibits, recital at Mount Union

ALLIANCE − Mount Union University will host art exhibits and a recital in September, all free and open to the public.

The Beeghly Gallery will present recent works by artist David Kuntzman. Kuntzman earned a bachelor’s degree from Mount Union. The exhibition will last until December. An artists’ reception will be held at the same location from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday.

Nathan Prebonick’s works will be on view at the Sally Otto Gallery, Giese Center for the Performing Arts, through September 28.

Prebonick is a painter and printmaker from Akron who paints about the relationship between landscape, architecture and aesthetics. He earned his BFA from Akron Myers University School of Art, where he is a professor of painting and foundations. He received his master’s degree from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Meanwhile, a “teacher and guest artist recital” will take place at 3 p.m. on September 25 at the Presser Recital Hall. The recital will feature Laura Mason, Maira Liliestedt, Elaine Anderson and Bohdan Subchak.

Ridgewood neighborhood to host artist showcase

CANTON — More than 25 artists and entertainers will exhibit and sell original artwork and share live performances in the Ridgewood neighborhood from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The event is free and open to the public. Printed maps of the locations of the various artists will be available in tents at two locations: at the corner of 21st Street NW and Market Avenue NW, and at 318 23rd Street NW, near the corner of 23rd Street NW and Harvard Avenue NW .

The performers and animators are nearly all residents of Historic Ridgewood and will be exhibiting from their homes, driveways and patios. Veteran performer Michael O’Brien will sing Sinatra classics at 11:30 a.m. at 310 23rd St. NW, and Canton’s EN-RICH-MENT youth drum line will perform at 1 p.m. at 22nd Street NW. and University Avenue NW.

Artist information and locations are available at Photos and biographies of the artists and samples of their work will be posted on the Historic Ridgewood Instagram page and at

There is no charge for strolling the streets, meeting artists and seeing performances, but a donation to help defray costs is appreciated. Raffle tickets for gift card baskets and local business items are available for purchase. The first raffle ticket is free upon registration.

Polly Rebstock receives a visit from Moose as Erin Karolewski takes her 18-month-old daughter Georgia and the dogs Moose and Forrest for their daily walk through their Plain Township neighborhood.  They catch up with neighbors, including Rebstock, for short visits and treats.

Woman’s Club Holiday Boutique is October 7-8

CANTON — The 27th annual Canton Woman’s Club Holiday Boutique will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 7 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8 at the club’s historic Victorian home at 822 Market Ave. NOT.

Exhibitors will offer a variety of products, the Canton Woman’s Club Gourmet Pantry will sell treats, and lunch will be available at the cafe from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Admission and parking are free. The funds are used to preserve and maintain the Victorian house. For more details, call 330-453-4802 or visit

Stark County Sneaker XPO at the Civic Center

CANTON — The Stark County Sneaker XPO will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Memorial Civic Center, 1101 Market Ave. NOT.

There will be over 100 vendors, lots of raffles and food all day. Tickets will be sold at the door for this event. Prices are $20 for ages 18 and up and $10 for those under 18.

Georgia Karolewski, 18 months, watches from her stroller on a daily walk with her mother Erin and the family dogs, Moose and Forrest.  They walk around their Plain Township neighborhood visiting neighbors.

Johnstown Flood Program at Dover Library

DOVER – Local storyteller and author Cristie Merce will present a program on the Johnstown flood at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Community Room of the Dover Public Library, 525 N. Walnut St.

She will share the story of how her great-grandfather survived the May 31, 1889 flood that claimed over 2,000 lives. Register online at or call the library at 330-343-6123.

Saturday ham dinner

EAST SPARTA — Pike Grange, 1421 Battlesburg Road SE, will host a drive-thru ham dinner Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. while supplies last.

The cost is $10. The meal includes ham, potatoes au gratin, applesauce, rhubarb sauce, bread and dessert. For details, call Jenny at 330-806-9362.

Lunch and networking event

JACKSON TWP. − SCORE’s NEO Women Connect will present a Lunch, Learn, Network event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 27 at Kent State University at the Stark Conference Center, 6000 Frank Ave. NW.

Fees are $30 for attendees and $50 for exhibitors. Students who provide a valid student ID at the gate will be admitted free of charge. Both rates include continental breakfast and lunch. Contact [email protected] or call 330-451-6509.

For more information, including key topics, and to register, visit, click Join a Workshop, and choose the September 27 event.

Cancer Assistance Support Team Receives Award and Grant

MASSILLON – The Cancer Assistance Support Team received the 2022 President’s Award for Outstanding Nonprofit Organization (Ohio) from ARC Randolph and Associates of Pittsburgh.

The Cancer Assistance Support Team also received a $5,000 grant. In announcing the award, ARC Randolph and Associates President Donna Nedelk, a graduate of Jackson High School, praised CAST’s work in supporting members of the greater Massillon community who are struggling to make ends meet. following a cancer diagnosis.

ARC Randolph and Associates, based in Pittsburgh, is a regulatory compliance consulting and training company that provides nationwide technical support services to the natural gas and utility industries.

Previous Massillon-based nonprofit recipients of ARC Randolph and Associates financial awards include Massillon Public Library for supporting the restoration of its building in 2017 as well as Massillon’s Salvation Army.

Tribute Shows at the Lions Lincoln Theater

MASSILLON — The Lions Lincoln Theater, 156 Lincoln Way E, will host two tribute shows next weekend.

A Barry Manilow/Neil Diamond tribute show will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Vegas McGraw – A Tim McGraw Tribute performed by Nashville artist and Las Vegas entertainer Adam D. Tucker will be at 7:30 p.m. on September 25.

For more information or to purchase tickets, email [email protected], call 330-481-9105 or visit

September story at the library

The youth department of the Massillon Public Library invites families to the September Storytelling Walk. Stop by the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, anytime through September 27 to read “The Secret Life of a Tiger” by Przemyslaw Wechterowicz. Start your walk in the Camille Leslie Memorial Garden on Lincoln Way E and read your way to the Second Street entrance. Get a gear to take home at the end of your walk. For more information about the program, contact Children’s Services at 330-832-9831 ext. 317 or [email protected] No registration is required.

Learn the history of Molly Stark Park

MINERVA — The Minerva Public Library, 677 Lynnwood Drive, will host a presentation at 7 p.m. Monday by Stark Parks historian Trevor Householder on Molly Stark Park in Nimishillen Township.

The Molly Stark Sanitarium was built almost 100 years ago to be a therapeutic site for people suffering from tuberculosis. The hospital continued through the 1990s and in 2009 became Stark Park at 7900 Columbus Road NE. The program will include photos and facts about the site, as well as interesting stories.

For more information, call 330-868-4101 or visit

Community Freedom Summit in Walsh on Saturday

NORTHERN TOWNSHIP – Walsh University and Not For Sale: One Step At A Time have partnered to fight human trafficking by hosting a Community Freedom Summit and Freedom Walk for the past four years. This year’s event will take place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Marlene and Joe Toot Global Learning Center at Walsh University.

Not for Sale is a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing human trafficking.

This year’s event will focus on labor trafficking. Attorney Megan Mattimoe will deliver the keynote address. Harold D. Souza will share a testimony of his milking experience. The event will end with a one-mile freedom walk in silence to pray and reflect on the tragedy of human trafficking.

Lions Club Hosts Craft Show

NORTH TOWNSHIP − The Northern Township Lions Club will host a fall craft show from 9 am to 3 pm on October 15 at Hoover High School.

Vendor requests must be received by October 8. Contact Bill Humphrey at 330-497-1694 or [email protected] for more information.

Polly Rebstock hands Moose a treat during a visit from neighbor Erin Karolewski, her daughter, Georgia, 18 months, and dogs Moose and Forrest.  The Karolewski family walks around the Plain Township neighborhood daily and makes stops to visit neighbors.

Orders taken for the sale of autumn bulbs from the village of Zoar

ZOAR – The historic village of Zoar’s annual fall bulb sale takes orders until October 1st. All proceeds will go to the historic site’s educational programming, operations and restoration of museum buildings.

The sale offers a wide selection of bulbs for daffodils, tulips, crocuses, irises, lilies and hyacinths. Bulbs are priced at $13 with a special “the works” package of 75 bulbs for $52. Mums in 8-inch pots are available for $10 each. Mom’s colors vary and cannot be guaranteed.

To view the selection and order online, visit Request a brochure by calling 330-874-3011, emailing [email protected], or visiting the Zoar store Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

Online orders will be delivered directly to your home, and shipping costs apply. Brochure orders must be picked up at the Zoar store from mid-October to the end of October. Moms are only available for pickup; they cannot be shipped home.

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