Tax Free Shopping Days!

Are you ready to shop til you drop – tax free? The state of Ohio has joined many of its neighbors to bring you a tax free shopping weekend in honor of back to school shopping! New signThis first time event starts on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. and ends on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Please see below for a list of items that can be purchased tax free! All you have to do is grab your wallet, and SHOP!

Be sure to take advantage of the upcoming savings at Belden Village Mall! At Belden Village you will find major department such as Macy’s, Dillards, and Sears, as well as popular retail stores that your teens will love: Aeropostale, American Eagle, Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, Hot Topic, PacSun, and many more! We know many of you could spend an entire day at the mall with the wide selection their stores offer – and there will probably lots of sales during the back to school season to take advantage of as well!

Best Bib 2015 summerIf you’re really looking to score some back to school savings, check out the many re-sale and consignment shops in Hartville! Find clothing that looks new at a discounted prices at Best Bib & Tucker, Twice is Nice Consignments, and Two e’s in a Pod! These shops are full of brand names and only current trends and fashion! You’ll also find lots of handmade accessories and jewelry that will complete any outfit!

We know it is a busy week in Canton, Ohio – the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival will be celebrating the 2015 class with LOTS of events and activities. So, grab your calendar and schedule in some shopping too!

During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:(http://www.tax.ohio.gov/sales_and_use/SalesTaxHoliday.aspx)

  • Clothing priced at $75 per item or less
  • School supplies priced at $20 per item or less
  • School instructional material priced at $20 per item or less

Laura Perry is the Digital Marketing Coordinator for the Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. She enjoys having wine & game nights with family & friends, and traveling near and far with her husband! Laura is an animal lover and spends most of her free time outdoors with their three rescue dogs, and volunteering for a dog rescue!

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The ELEVEN – NFL Draft Unveiling

Join us at the unveiling of The NFL Draft, the second sculpture of The ELEVEN Project! On Friday, August 7th at 4:00 p.m. artist Gail Folwell will present her artwork in Downtown Canton at the corner of Cleveland Avenue NW and 4th Street NW. NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, and Pro Football Hall of Fame President, David Baker, will be in attendance to celebrate the occasion. The event is FREE – however you must RSVP by clicking here!

Eleven NFL DraftThe ELEVEN is a $2.2 million, privately-funded, multi-year project of ArtsinStark and The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio celebrating the greatest moments in professional football history, as determined in the book, Where Greatness Lives, published by Grand Central Publishing in 2012.

In the chapter, “The Eleven Greatest Moments,” written by Pete Fierle, the many moments were narrowed by the criteria of assigning “enduring impact” to the extensive list suggested.  Picking 11 moments is significant as it is the number of players on each side of the line of scrimmage.

These are The ELEVEN moments:

  • Birth of the NFL 1Birth of the NFL (1920).  On September 17, representatives of the league’s ten charter teams, including Jim Thorpe and George Halas, meet in the showroom of Canton Bulldogs owner Ralph Hay’s Hupmobile dealership, and create the NFL.
  • Red Grange turns Pro (1925) The Chicago Bears sign college superstar halfback Harold “Red” Grange to become pro football’s first big gate attraction.
  • The NFL Draft (1936).  NFL Commissioner Bert Bell’s idea of teams selecting college players by inverse order, based on how they finished the prior season, changes the future of clubs overnight.
  • Reintegration of Pro Football (1946).  The Los Angeles Rams sign Woody Strode and Kenny Washington, the Cleveland Browns sign Marion Motely and Bill Willis, and the doors of professional football open for African Americans.
  • 1958 NFL Championship Game.  In what has been called in the “Greatest Game Ever Played,” Johnny Unitas and the Baltimore Colts come back to beat the New York Giants in first “sudden death” NFL championship
  • Formation of the American Football League (1959). The AFL is formed and for ten seasons expands into new markets, creates opportunities, and brings tremendous innovation to the game.
  • Pete Rozelle named NFL Commissioner (1960). Rozelle begins his 29-year career during which he makes pro football America’s most popular sport, gets the first league-wide TV contract, negotiates the NFL/AFL merger — and transforms the Super Bowl into international extravaganza.
  • AFL/NFL Merger (1966).  The costly battle between two rival leagues for players and markets ends with the June 8, 1966 announcement of the AFL-NFL merger.
  • The Ice  Bowl (1967).  In frigid conditions at Lambeau Field on New Year’s Eve, Bart Starr and the Green Bay Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys 21 – 17, cementing the legacy of coach Vince Lombardi and the 1960 Green Bay Packers.
  • Super Bowl III (1968).  Joe Namath, star quarterback of the AFL’s New York Jets, predicts victory over the NFL’s heavily favored Baltimore Colts — and in one of the greatest upsets in sports history — does it 16 – 7.
  • Monday Night Football (1970).  The phenomenal success of NFL games telecast during prime time on a weeknight begins on September 21, 1970, when the Cleveland Browns face the New York Jets in ABC-TV’s Monday Night Football

Laura Perry is the Digital Marketing Coordinator for the Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. She enjoys having wine & game nights with family & friends, and traveling near and far with her husband! Laura is an animal lover and spends most of her free time outdoors with their three rescue dogs, and volunteering for a dog rescue!

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H&H Rum Distillery Open House

Did you know that Stark County’s first distillery is located in downtown Minerva? Visit them for a tasting event open to the public this Saturday, August 1st! H & H Distillery invites you to their Open House from 12:00 – 8:00 p.m. Enjoy live music from Zac Adams from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. and taste test their locally HH Rummade rum and vodka in a variety of ways. Since you’re having a sip, grab a free bite too! Snacks will be provided!

H & H’s first offering is a premium quality light white Rum that is uniquely smooth and refreshing. They have also recently debuted their Vodka! All fine spirits are distilled and bottled on their premises and they use local vendors and locally sourced products when possible.

The distillery is located at 108 N. Market Street in Downtown Minerva.

Laura Perry is the Digital Marketing Coordinator for the Canton/Stark County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. She enjoys having wine & game nights with family & friends, and traveling near and far with her husband! Laura is an animal lover and spends most of her free time outdoors with their three rescue dogs, and volunteering for a dog rescue!

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