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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Stark County, Ohio, 2014, September 11th

Stark County, Ohio, 2014: September 11th. Photo by the publisher...


I met with Blossom Bucket CEO Cindy Lowry to chat about what's going on with the company.

Blossom Bucket, if you don't know, is a wholesaler, selling gift items to stores across the country, and sells directly to consumers through the company website, www.BlossomBucket.com.

Retailers received a new Blossom Bucket catalog this week, the 2015 Gift & Garden Catalog, which includes products that can be on store shelves  in November. 

New Blossom Bucket products are on display at the company's showroom in North Lawrence, Stark County, Ohio. The company's factory store will be open to the public October 31 through November 2.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Stark County, Ohio, 2014, September 10th

Stark County, Ohio, 2014: September 10th. Photo by the publisher...


Anthony McCune, Stark County, Ohio News and Views... publisher, far right, is pictured with Jamie Bell-Tritt, American Cancer Society Staff Partner/Relay Specialist, Tom Menches and his son Tom Menches (Tim Menches was not available to appear in the picture) at Menches Brothers of Massillon.

Anthony is the Captain of Team Stark County - Jackson Canton Relay For Life 2015; the team has raised $947 to date, since June 11th, through six fundraisers.

The Menches Brothers of Massillon fundraiser yielded the largest donation thus far, $300!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Stark County, Ohio, 2014, September 9th

Stark County, Ohio, 2014: September 9th. Photo by the publisher...


Lunch at the Nut House Saloon in Richville. The Tuesday Special of the Day is an All American Burger and an order of Fresh Cut Fries for $5!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Stark County, Ohio, 2014, September 8th


Stark County, Ohio, 2014: September 8th. Photos by the publisher...

Visited A.D. Fasnacht Farm Park today, a relic of Perry Township's agricultural heritage, and spent some time chatting with the caretaker and resident farmer Paul Bender about what's going on.

Consumer education is one of the park's primary missions and Paul does a great job of it.


I love that Perry Township, the owner of the property since 2007, has maintained Fasnacht Farm as a working family farm. It's great to see so many sustainable agricultural practices being utilized and fascinating having Paul explain what they're doing and why.

New at Fasnacht Farm, an Ohio Brooder. The Ohio Brooder was developed at Ohio State University in the 1940's; using it will allow the farm to increase the number of broiler chickens it can raise and enable sending them to market sooner.


Fasnacht Farm raises free-range chickens to provide eggs for sale and to be harvested as broilers.


Farm to Table dining is growing in popularity and Fasnacht Farm makes pasture rabbits available for sale; the only other source of fresh rabbit meat in our area, that I know of, is the West Side Market in Akron.

 

These hogs will be on their way to the butcher soon!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Stark County, Ohio, 2014, September 7th


Stark County, Ohio, 2014: September 7th. Photos by the publisher...

Much hype has surrounded The Rail since it opened at Belden Village Mall over the Summer. I tried it; didn't think the burger menu was anything special, was disappointed by the burger I had, topped with bacon and a runny egg, and felt the food was ridiculously over-priced. I was not only unimpressed, The Rail was a huge disappointment.

Tonight I went to Max and Erma's, across the parking lot from The Rail, bordering Everhard Road.

I ordered a Sunny Side Up Burger, but don't like sunny side up eggs, and they were happy to prepare it over medium; it came out perfectly cooked, still dunkable. The bacon marmalade that comes on the burger is delicious and the brioche bun was excellent.

I'm all about promoting local Stark County businesses, but if you want a burger in Belden Village I would not hesitate to recommend Max and Erma's.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Stark County, Ohio, 2014, September 6th


Stark County, Ohio, 2014: September 6th. Photos by the publisher...

Dinner at That Little Italian Kitchen in Lake Cable, the first time I had eaten there.

I typically order spaghetti and meatballs when I go to a new Italian restaurant, thinking it's the best meal you can have to judge the quality of the food, and that's what I ordered at The Little Italian Kitchen.

They don't include a salad with the spaghetti dinner, but do provide bread. I added a house salad to round out the meal which I thought was good overall, I'm sure I'll return to That Little Italian Kitchen.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Dominic Fonte, Cutler Real Estate - Home For Sale In Canton, Ohio


Dominic Fonte, Cutler Real Estate
Home For Sale In Canton, Ohio
1720 Perry Drive NW, Canton, Ohio 44708 MLS#: 3615791
Perry Local School District 


Gated, resort-style home situated on 11 acres with a 3-acres lake
15,604 Square Feet, Built in 1987
5 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms and an 11-Car Attached Garage


Designed by Rod Meadows and built by Gaetano! Custom woodwork done by local artisans, Brazilian Cherry floors in kitchen, marble floors in Foyer, Tiered brick patios that terrace down to the lake with fishing dock and built-in grill made from boiler of a ship.


Nestled in the heart of Canton; conveniently located near the entrance of Brookside Country Club. Possibilities could be: Wedding Property, Private Fishing Club, Winery, Bed& Breakfast, Private Club...as well as a family home.


Listed at $1,799,000
Check out the DominicFonte.com listing for all the details