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Meet the Artist: Gina DeSantis, Gina DeSantis Ceramics

Local ceramicist Gina DeSantis marries function and beauty in her exquisite ceramic dinnerware, making what’s underneath your meal beautifully distinctive and worthy of a second glance—a good reason to clean your plate and take a closer look. “My focus is on creating functional objects for the home. Many of the objects I make stem...

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Minkin's Music: Pet Sounds

What’s the best area concert this summer? Other than the Jack White led The Raconteurs playing The Agora in August, my most anticipated show is seeing the Blossom Festival Orchestra conducted by Lucas Richman. Actually, it’s the guest artists who will be gracing the Blossom Music Center stage on Sunday, August 11. The iconic genius behind...

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Here’s how Bunker Hill Golf Course can make your fundraising efforts a hole in one

During two back-to-back days in May, Bunker Hill Golf Course helped to raise more than $10,000 in support of a woman battling uterine cancer, and another $10,000 for Copley-Fairlawn Youth Football and Cheer. Displaying the ceremonial giant checks that marked the occasions, General Manager Chad Gibson proudly emphasizes that wildly successful...

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The St. Helen Unicycle Drill Team is ready for its next challenge

Sometimes history repeating itself is a good thing, especially when a whole new generation shares in a unique tradition with a special history all while getting some exercise and having a lot of fun. And the history of the St. Helen Unicycle Drill Team in Newbury is all about having fun—and learning some lifelong skills along the way...

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The Akron RubberDucks and Canal Park take top honors for offering the biggest, boldest, most family-friendly fan experience around

Each year there are more and more reasons to come out to Canal Park—giveaways, amazing fare, celebrity visits, fireworks and themed events—not to mention the baseball. “Our owner, Ken Babby, and I have made an annual tradition of visiting ballparks around the country, on the lookout for ingenious ways to entertain our fans,”...

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