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July 2015

All posts published in July 2015

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WTF: What the Food Truck?!

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Why food trucks are not popping up all over Akron like they have every else by Greg Milo “Five Cubans all day!” Megan shouted to our cook, as she raced to prepare the orders. The line at the window snaked as far as I could see, but my attention was on the guy ... More »

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The ABC’s of the New Breakfast Club

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How local early birds are building community over breakfast by Jessica Conti Akron is filled with both delicious breakfast options and a significant number of creatives who are passionate about their work and their city, which helps explain why there has been ... More »

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Cosplay what? | How to channel your inner nerd for Geekfest

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by Sarah Stubbs The superfans in Akron who would otherwise feel at home at Comic Con won’t have to pay big bucks or travel to big cities in order to get their geek on this summer. They can get their fan fix July 25 at Geekfest 2015, the Akron-Summit County Lib... More »

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8 Questions with Rust Belt comix creator Derf Backderf

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John “Derf” Backderf is a Cleveland-based comix writer and artist whose gritty scenes of life in Ohio have given him a cult-like status in the Buckeye State and well beyond. Derf has never shied away from engaging with local and loyal fans at conventions, and ... More »

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Whatzit? | Basement Nostalgia at StuffGenie Emporium

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How to finding your treasure …and your long, lost youth by Greg Milo I’m staring at a shirt boasting characters from “Battlestar Galactica”—the original series cast with Lorne Greene. It’s distracting me from listening to my host, Jason Miller, owner of ... More »

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How to Eat Outside in Akron (When the weather is nice…)

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Here are some of our favorite places to grab a bite outdoors when the weather’s nice. We’re always looking for more so please share your picks in the comments below and maybe we’ll add it here. [column size=one_half position=first ] On the No... More »

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The Devil Strip’s Guide to Summer | July & August

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Though our summer selves hibernate all winter, somewhere in the back of the mind of every Akronite there’s the small, comforting knowledge that no matter how bitter the chill or how deep the snow, one day we’ll get to play outside again. From this knowledge sp... More »

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Life in Red Lipstick | Tips for local treasure hunting

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by Natalie Ulm The birds are singing, the temperature is warming up and the sun is (mostly) shining. For a vintage and antique hunter like me, that means only one thing: flea market, estate sale and yard sale season. Dealers have been collecting all winter lon... More »