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March 2016

All posts published in March 2016

37 posts

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Finding a Woman’s Intrinsic Value

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How one organization is helping Akron women get back on their feet and into the workforce by Megan Combs After two years in prison for a drug violation, Kelly Bolyard, 26, found herself sleeping on her father’s floor with her then 8-year-old son. She didn’t ha... More »

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Dinner with Dan and the Fam

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Talking about the city’s past, present and future over a meal the mayor made words by Chris Horne, photos by Ilenia Pezzaniti This is a little weird, I finally realize. It’s one of those split-second thoughts that happens so fast it feels like instinct. You tr... More »

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“AKRON” the Film Comes to Akron

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  Interview with Brian O’Donnell, writer and director of “AKRON” (the film, not the city) by Christine Mayer Did you ever have a friend who was your own real life version of “the most interesting man in the world”? The friend who would text you (Or, years... More »

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The Big Idea: R. Shea Brewing

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Why Ron, what’s the Big Idea with R. Shea Brewing?   Name:  Ron Shea, Jr. Age:  40 Hometown/Home now: Akron all my life.   Occupation: Starting a brewery, running a website for triathletes.   Contact: ron@rsheabrewing.com   What’s your Big idea? As c... More »

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It’s Time for Crafty Mart’s Mom & Pop Shoppe

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We asked Crafty Mart organizers Joanna Wilson and Brit Charek to answer Five Fast Questions. Here’s what they had to say. by Chris Horne Spring is in the air and that means it’s time once again for Crafty Mart’s annual Mom & Pop Shoppe.  The Mom & Pop ... More »

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A Year In Review – The Arts

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A roundup of arts happenings you may have missed. by Bronlynn Thurman and Chris Horne Given the controversy and big changes in the city of Akron’s Mayor’s Office, not to mention on campus at the University of Akron, it’d be easy to overlook what a big year it ... More »

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Lady Beer Drinker hops to The Rail for burgers and brew

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Trying out the Rail’s Beer Exploration Society by Emily Anderson Last Thursday I went to The Rail’s Beer Exploration Society meeting in Fairlawn. The Rail is known for seriously delicious burgers and even better local beers. Each BES meeting features beer from... More »

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The Future of Arts is Now

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How ArtsNow and SummitLive365.com are shaping the area art community by Megan Combs If you’re lucky enough to catch ArtsNow Executive Director Nicole Mullet between meetings, I bet she would talk your head off about what her organization and its counterpart Su... More »

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Learning a Lesson in ‘Djangology’ with Moustache Yourself

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Akron’s Only Gypsy Jazz Quartet Shines in the Valley by Brittany Nader Tucked away deep in the Valley sits a small theater nestled in the back of Pub Bricco, where locals can typically expect to witness performances ranging from comedy shows to dramatic plays.... More »

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Urban Explorer: Goodyear Heights

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words and photos by Kristina Aiad-Toss Reminiscent of the industrial Akron of the 1920s, Goodyear Heights is filled with decaying abandoned factories, vacant storefronts, and old houses. Gritty and rough around the edges, this area’s hilly roads wind through t... More »