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April 2016

All posts published in April 2016

29 posts

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Five Fast Questions with the man who makes Oddmall so… odd

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Meet Oddmall founder Andy Hopp feature image courtesy of Oddmall.info 1.) I know Oddmall is “part art fair, part craft show, part comic con, part gaming festival, part cosplay extravaganza, part toy show, part antique show, part vintage fashion show, par... More »

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Illuminating Chain

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How two local makers illuminate the dark with their creative creations by Sarah Koester Having long been interested in using leftover materials for a more creative process, K Company employee Aaron Novak has successfully done so with friend and business partne... More »

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Local Students Band Together to Rock for a Good Cause

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by Brittany Nader Music has long been used as a force to command attention and raise awareness about issues affecting us as a society. Performers have the unique power to command an audience and bring people together, using their voices to unify communities an... More »

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Locavore Lovin’ from the Oven: April 2016

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A Chocolate Cake That Can’t Be Beet words by Lia Pietrolungo; photos by Paul Mangus I was never one for beets as a kid. In fact, I wasn’t too crazy about them as an adult either until I discovered juicing. Sweet, delicious, pain in the ass juicing! I immediate... More »

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Creative Devils: April 2016

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They may not get a certificate and recognition on the loudspeaker, but some Barberton HS kids deserve our recognition for staying true to their art and themselves    words and photos by Mary Menzemer Barberton used to get a bad rap. Let’s be honest. Lately how... More »

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Hike & Picnic: Gorging on Homemade Sushi at The Gorge

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words and photos by M. Sophie Hamad I’m a bit of a food geek. I read labels. I question ingredients. I get excited about trying new-to-me cuisines. I have practiced different eating habits and researched different diet/lifestyles since my teen years. For my se... More »

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Grow Your Own

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  An interview with Dave Daly of Let’s Grow Akron words by Katie Jackson; photos courtesy of Dave Daly Backyard urban farming is a growing hobby that has multiple benefits including stress relief, pride, and of course, fresh veggies. But what if you don&#... More »

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Hattie’s Food Hub Is About to Get Fresh

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Non-profit brings locally sourced produce to Lane-Wooster food desert words and photo by Patrick J. Worden The northern reaches of Akron’s Lane-Wooster neighborhood are about to go from being a food desert to a fresh-produce oasis, thanks to Hattie’s Food Hub.... More »

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Akron Pizza Task Force: Your Pizza Shop

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Akron Pizza Task Force is coming to a pizza shop near you by Stephanie Baker, Kevin Wirth and Justin Lyons Hello, Akron! We are Akron’s Pizza Task Force. We will work tirelessly to serve you and deploy to all the pizza places around town to ensure you find the... More »

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Standing Room: April 2016

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Six Akron bands we think you should know   PFV In the mid-’80s, music as we know it was forever changed when rap and rock performers began collaborating, adding a heavy electric sound to poetic and streetwise rhymes. The tradition continues with local hip... More »

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Rita Dove on Love, Race, Family and Akron History

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An interview in celebration of National Poetry Month by Noor Hindi A few months ago, I picked up Rita Dove’s Pulitzer Prize winning poetry collection “Thomas and Beulah,” which tells the story of Dove’s maternal grandparents. My love for this collection was im... More »