Former Jackson Township resident, Carla Reigle Fry, now of Jacksonville, Fla., is a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship to teach and conduct research at the University of Belize.

The daughter of Dwight and Sharry Reigle of Canton attended Jackson High School through her junior year, then graduated from McKinley High School night school. Afterward, she joined the Army. She is currently an assistant professor of nursing in the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences in Jacksonville.

She and her daughter Olivia will leave for Belize this fall and will return in the spring. Her daughter will attend school there. She will teach nursing courses, assist with curricular design and conduct research on health disparities and vaccine uptake (level of use) consistent with her doctoral dissertation focus. 

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There will be a fundraiser to raise money for Patrick Harper, owner of A Cobbler Shoe Repair in downtown Canton. He recently had to close his shop for nearly three months while recovering from cancer surgery and has fallen behind financially due to medical bills. 

Jim Woodward and Tom Clark, aka Sinatra and Soul, will be performing from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at American Legion Post 44. In addition, there will be a silent auction and raffle. Buffet tickets are $10 per person. The post is located at 1633 Cleveland Ave. NW.

There is also a Gofundme account for Harper, who is working part time now but is still under a doctor's care.

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Jane and Michael Stern recently named Kennedy's Barbecue and Taggart's Ice Cream Shoppe as must-go restaurants in Canton in their book, "Road Food."

Both are owned by Ernie Schott of Canton. Writers of travel, food and pop culture, the Sterns have been traveling back and forth across America looking for great food since the late 1970s. Divorced now, both continue to live in Connecticut and travel together.

The couple gave high praise for Kennedy's pork and homemade slaw sandwiches, among other dishes, and said Taggart's is enough to "create a taste-bud buzz" with its sophisticated hot fudge atop sundaes layered with whipped cream, a cherry and roasted pecans.

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Raland Hatchett has been named executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit, Medina and Stark counties.

Hatchett has a master's of business administration in finance from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management and is a graduate of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2016. Recently, he was the executive director of the Greater Cleveland Partnership Minority Business Development Agency Business Center.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing children facing adversity with adults who can help change their lives for the better.

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The Stark County Hunger Task Force will be the recipient of funds raised June 10 during a golf outing, Fairways to Fight Hunger, at the Sanctuary Golf Course. There will be a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

Fees are $80 per golfer, or $300 for a foursome for golf, a cart, hot dog at the turn, dinner, skill contests and hole-in-one prizes. To register and pay online, go to starkhunger.org/golf2017, or send a check payable to the Stark County Hunger Task Force to P.O. Box 20941, Canton, OH 44701.

Sponsors are Nexus Gas Transmission, Eagle Industrial Painting, Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems, Pro Machine and Pioneer Financial Services and Hall of Fame Title Agency.

This outing is one part of the agency's annual Hunger at Home Campaign.

Send tips about acts of kindness, anecdotes, honors or other items of interest to Denise Sautters, Around Town, The Repository, 500 Market Ave. S, Canton OH 44702, denise.sautters@cantonrep.com, or fax them to 330-454-5745.