If you’re in town for the holidays and looking for a good place to go out to eat on Christmas day, check out the list below. It’s a small one, but there a handful restaurants open to take care of you on the holiday!
Country Pride Restaurant
Open 24 Hours
4450 Portage St. NW, North Canton, Ohio
Open 24 Hours
4760 Portage St. NW, North Canton, Ohio
22 Massillon Marketplace Dr. SW, Massillon, Ohio
Li Asian Cuisine
4695 Dressler Rd., Canton, Ohio
Open 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
3897 Everhard Rd. NW, Canton, Ohio
Thorpes Market Ave Grill
Open 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
320 Market Ave South, Canton, Ohio
Open 24 Hours
2512 Cleveland Ave SW, Canton, Ohio - 330.484.1764
5424 Whipple Ave NW, North Canton, Ohio - 330.497.1747
Stark Parks will celebrate the holidays AND K-9 Ranger Gunnar’s first birthday this month! Mark your calendars for these events! I am especially fond of four-legged friends, so I will be sure to be at Gunnar’s birthday party – hope to see you there!
Holiday Celebration – Dec. 6 at 10:00 a.m.
Stark Parks and the Perry Sippo Branch of the SCDL invite children to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and their elf inside the Library. After, enjoy cookies and milk while listening to sounds of the Jacks ‘n Jills Show Choir from Jackson High School. Kids crafts will also be located in lower level and at 1 pm a showing of the much-loved classic “A Christmas Story” will begin. At 2 pm a family wreath workshop will begin in the science lab. Pre-registration is required for the wreath workshop at StarkParks.com. Park and library patrons also have until Dec. 6 to enter to win a themed-holiday wreath, donated by local organizations, including the Canton Audubon Society, Live Well Stark County, Massillon Museum, Berkley Fishing , Rotary Club of Perry Township, Safe Communities, Perry Sippo Friends of the Library, and Friends of Stark Parks. Each time you check out a book, make a purchase at the Lily Pad Gift Shop, attend a Stark Parks program, or bring in a donation for Toys for Tots you can vote for your favorite wreath and be entered into a drawing to win it! Toys for Tots donations can be dropped off inside the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park’s north entrance Mon. – Fri. 9 am – 5 pm and Sun. 1-4 pm.
Gunnar’s Birthday Party – December 20 at 2:00 p.m.
Stark Park’s favorite K-9 ranger is turning one and we’re celebrating! Join Gunnar and his handler, Ranger Jonathon Crock, to see the progress Gunnar has made on his first year on the job. Gunnar will offer a live demonstration of his learned skills, along with crafts and treats for kids at his first birthday party. Activities will begin at 2 p.m. The birthday party will take place inside the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Parks’ north entrance located at 5712-12th St in Perry Township. While gifts are much appreciated, they’re not required. Because of Gunnar’s specific needs, a wish list can be found at StarkParks.com. Activities and treats are first-come-first-serve. No reservations are necessary.
Gunner was sworn in as a Stark Parks ranger in March, officially beginning his career in law enforcement and helping promote proper dog etiquette in parks and trails. Ranger Crock and Gunnar undergo weekly training sessions together and have started their partnership in narcotics detection. Gunnar has quickly caught on to scent recognition, learning to identify unusual odors. Rangers Crock and Gunnar have been called for several suspicious situations that have ended in arrests. Gunnar’s happy disposition is enthusiastically welcomed by park and trail users and he’s become a celebrity of sorts. Ranger Crock cautions, “When I give him the command, he turns into a different dog. He knows he’s working and has a job to do.” Gunnar’s presence alone has definitely helped deter drug users from coming in or bringing drugs into the park. “We know just having him in the parks is working,” states Stark Parks’ Chief Ranger, Dan George.