AKRON

Food bank adds leaders

to board of directors

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank introduced its newest board members last week.

The hunger relief organization announced in a news release Friday that Summit County Common Pleas Judge Alison Breaux, radio show host Jerod Cherry of WKNR (850-AM) and Spectrum human resource manager Kristin Hannon will serve on the board of directors for 2019.

“The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is honored to welcome our newest board members,” said Dan Flowers, president and CEO of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. “These new members are all respected leaders within our community and they will make great additions to our talented and dedicated board of directors.”

 

SUMMIT COUNTY

Courthouse to debut

new exhibit Monday

A new art installation will be displayed in the Summit County Courthouse beginning Monday. ►Feb. 4.◄

The installation features sketchbooks created by county residents during the Nature Drawing for Adults program at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm in Akron. The works, which are displayed on music stands, are meant to be handled and enjoyed. They were constructed using cardboard and donated paper in the style of accordions.

“We have seen how art can be transformative for the observers in our courthouse,” said Probate Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer, who has led an effort to bring art and music into the courthouse. “Usually art displays lack the ability for us to reach out and touch it, so one of the things we are most looking forward to is the interactive aspect of this exhibit.”

The exhibit will run through March 1 in the atrium of the courthouse, located at 209 S. High St. in Akron.

 

SUMMIT COUNTY

Art, writing contest

extends deadline

Participants can still enter the 2019 Akron-Summit Holocaust Art and Writing Contest.

The deadline for submissions has been extended until 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Participants can submit their work through www2.akronohio.gov/holocaust or it can be dropped at the Ohio Building, 175 S. Main St., 8th Floor, Akron from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. For additional information, please contact Klair Heesand, Holocaust Arts and Writing Contest and Commemoration coordinator, at 330-375-2979, 330-375-2345 or faloel@yahoo.com.

The annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest provides an opportunity for young men and women to examine the history of the Holocaust and to creatively express their reaction to man’s inhumanity to man.

 

STARK COUNTY

Canton drum, bugle corps

to perform in Hong Kong

The Canton Bluecoats drum and bugle corps is due to perform Tuesday in Hong Kong at the International New Year Night Parade.

This is the second time for the Canton Bluecoats to participate in the Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade. According to Mike Scott, Bluecoats CEO, 32 performers and six staff members left last week for Chicago for rehearsal before leaving for Hong Kong on Saturday. The Chinese New Year is Tuesday.

They were first invited in 2017 by Pegasus Vanguard, a Hong Kong-based corps founded in 2010, following the Bluecoats first DCI World Championship. The two corps became friends and Pegasus Vanguard invited the local corps back to Hong Kong to celebrate the Year of the Pig. Joining the Bluecoats in Hong Kong this year will be the Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders.

“The Pegasus Vanguard offered us the opportunity to be the U.S. representative in Hong Kong in 2017, and here we are again,” Scott said. “We are looking forward to being on the world stage."