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New Years’ Eve in Canton

31 Dec


New Year’s Eve can be so touch and go. Everyone wants the night to be epic, the ultimate culmination of all the fun had in 2012. Never wanting to completeing comitt for fear of missing out on something more fun somewhere else, you can end up bouncing around from bar to bar, party to party only to ring in the New Year sitting on “weird friend from high school who’s home for the holidays” couch. Not this year people! There are so many fun things to do in the Canton, Ohio area! Whether you’re a 20 something ready to hit the bars and through back some drinks or 60 something looking for a nice dinner, dancing and simple champagne toast I have done the dirty work and found you some great Canton-only options! I would like to credit the Canton Repository for their list of 28 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve, The North Canton Patch  and The Canton Stark County Convention and Visitors’ Bureau as I’m using some of their suggestions. Hope you find something both fun and safe for this evenings festivites, please see the bottom of the page for alternative ways to get home if you’ve had just a little too much to get behind the wheel. Happy New Years!!!


1. The McKinley Grand Hotel Present

All-Inclusive New Year’s Eve 2012 Package Includes:

Deluxe Overnight Accommodations for Two, Dinner for Two in Thorpe’s Market Avenue Grill, Bottle of Champagne for The Midnight Countdown, Live Entertainment in Thorpe’s Market Avenue Pub, Breakfast for Two on New Year’s Day, Late Checkout of 1:00 PM New Year’s Day

All-Inclusive Package Price of Only $195.00 Per Couple


2. New Year’s Eve Dinner with Gervasi

Dinner seating 4:00-8:30PM Featuring Music by Stan Miller 6-10PM

Call 330-497-1000, opt 2 after 2PM, Ask for Nicolle to assist you with Reservations for dinner


3. New Years Eve with New Wave Nation at 356th Fighter Group

Starting at 9:30 p.m.  Midnight Special, a second band will also be performing in the ballroom. Tickets, $25 advance and $30 at the door, include food stations from 9 to 10, party favors, and sauerkraut and pork at midnight. For reservations, call 330-494-3500.

the barrel room

4. Triple Play at The Barrel Room

9:00- midnight with free pork and sauerkraut!


5. New Years Eve Gala at Fieldcrest of North Canton

Doors open at 7:30 pm. Hot and Cold appetizers and a cash bar begins at 8:00 pm. Featuring dance band “Class Action” playing music from the 1940’s thru the 1990’s. Also featuring: On site dance instruction for each era. Learn how to dance your favorite dances. Pasta buffet available from 8:00 to 9:30 pm. Pork and Kraut dinner served at 11:00 pm. Champagne toast at midnight. Reservations are requested for this event. Call 330-966-2222 for more details.

$50.00 at the door.


6. The Wanderers at Elks Lodge 68 at 3201 Parkway St. NW in Canton Township (No website, sorry!)

From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The band features saxophonist Fred Davis (in black), who has performed with Diana Ross, Martha Reeves, Frankie Avalon and the Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey orchestras. Tickets, $15 per person, include snacks, pork and sauerkraut, and champagne at midnight. Tickets may be ordered at 330-453-0105.

meyers lake

7. “The Contraltos: Miami Shore,” an over-the-top audience-participation whodunit that spoofs “The Sopranos,” at Meyer’s Lake Ballroom

Tickets, $59 single or $110 couple, include the show, a full dinner with choice of entrees, soft drinks, dancing, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. For reservations, call 330-455-5900.

the palace

8. Ides of March at Canton Palace theater 

Ryan Gosling stars as an idealistic campaigner for a Democratic presidential hopeful (George Clooney) who gets a shattering reality check in the drama “Ides of March,” which will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $15, include a pre-show wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m. in the theater’s upper lobby. Movie-only tickets are $5.


9. New Year’s Eve Bash at The Pub and Panini’s

8:30pm- 2:30am The biggest ballon drop in stark county… Over $2000 in cash and prizes falling at midnight. Dance the night away with DJ JT. Live broadcast with Q92 and DJ MOE. We are taking reservations for bottle service and champagne bottles now.
8:00- 1:00 a.m. at the ArtsinStark Education Center at 1014 Cleveland Ave. NW in Canton will include an auction of work by local artists, food, drinks, live music and more. Tickets are $5, with proceeds to benefit the ArtsinStark SmArts program.

Stay safe, transportation options:

Stark Area Regional Transit Authority

New Year’s Eve Schedule or call 330-47-SARTA, 330-47-72782

COSMO Transportation Service– (330) 454-44451306 Milford St Ne, Canton, OH

Tiger Cab– (330) 209-4617Canton, OH

Mc Clinchy, DE Shay-Team Taxi Company– (330) 244-9641Po Box 35728, Canton, OH

Yellow Cab Leasing Incorporated– (330) 491-43434137 Martindale Rd Ne, Canton, OH

AAA Canton Transportation & A Taxi Cab of Canton– (330) 353-44832916 Harrisburg Rd Ne, Canton, OH

**Thanks for reading, hope everyone enjoys their New Year’s Eve, Cheers, Maranda!**


New approach?!

22 Dec
Mint Martini from The Basement in North Canton

Mint Martini from The Basement in North Canton

So now that Mitch and I are back stateside I’ve been having a hard time with where I wanted to take the blog. Adventures aren’t as easy to come by the in Canton area haha I’m thinking of taking the vantage point of being a 20 something in Ohio who enjoys supporting small business, eating organic and getting one nicer, quality item as opposed  20 cheap, dollar store ones and spending time with interesting, open-minded people who have fun and thought provoking topics to bring to the table. That is definitely not the mentality of most in this area and seeking out those people and those businesses can be tough. I think I’d like to take one for the team and do the legwork for others looking for similar things.

So I will be posting about restaurants and coffee shops I love, local businesses that offer local products or craft products of a higher caliber and fun things to do in the Northeast Ohio area if your not a soccer mom or retired Vietnam Vet. Some of the posts might have a wedding theme as Mitch and I will be getting married in Canton on Oct. 19th, 2013! Hope everyone enjoys where the blog is going, it would be great to have some comments and really get the dialog going about how to seek out what we’re looking for! Cheers!

Fall in Ohio

13 Oct

As expected, Mitch and my’s time in Italy has been amazing. We learn new things about wine, Italy, the world and ourselves everyday. As great as Italy is though, the fall season just doesn’t feel the same as home in Northeast Ohio. Now believe me I’m not typically one to get homesick, but fall just doesn’t feel like fall without certain things we have both grown up with and become accustomed to. Some of our fall favorites include, but are certainly not limited to:

Football! Be it college or high school, fall just doesn’t the same without the ole’ pigskin getting thrown around and someone unfailingly complaining about this coach and that referee. Although the Ohio University gods were smiling on me when the OU vs Penn State randomly played in Italy, the utter lack of football (American football of course) has been tough.

Our pet bunny, Indie, last year playing in the leaves!

One thing Ohio does exceptionally well in the fall is festivals and I eat up every one! Since I was a little girl my mom and I have gone to the Algonquin Mill Festival in Carroll County, Ohio. Put on by the Carroll County Historical Society, the festival offers everything from the steam powered flour mill to Carroll County genealogical informational it is a fest for the stomach as much as the eyes. My personal favorites are the apple butter with cinnamon and stone ground flour we store and use all year around.  My other favorite fall festival the Great Trail Festival in Malvern, Ohio. Clog dancing, fiddlers, living Colonial America and Storybook Craft Villaga are some things the festivals has do brag about, but my personal obsession has to be the ham and bean soup. I love it! The last festival is one of much smaller scale, but closer to the heart. The Constitution Festival in Louisville boasts a pageant, parade and Music in Motion band competition. All family friendly fall festivals that are Ohio specific!

Fall food in Ohio is a treat for the taste buds that the best tiramisu can’t match. Hot apple Cider, pumpkin pie topped with Cool Whip, and OktoberFests, specifically Cellar Rats InFestation! We are hoping to have a bonfire with some friends to make them some of our American favorites soon. This came up because they hadn’t heard of many of our delicious fall foods or activities. We hope to give them a small taste of what we call fall! This might be the nesting bug bitting me, but I love decorating inside and out for fall! It’s great because god does all the work in fall, natural beauty in the leaves changing, bails of straw, gourds, pumpkins, mums, corn stalks and scare crows. It’s funny because many of these things exist in Italy, but just aren’t as visible or used to give that fall feeling as much as at home. So as wonderful as fall in Italy has been, we would both take a weekend in Ohio this time of year to enjoy family, friends, food and festivals!



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