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May 2016

All posts published in May 2016

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The Big Idea | Akron Public Market

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Name: Melissa Olson Age: 29 Hometown/Home now: State College, PA/Kent, OH Occupation: Graphic Designer/Photographer Contact: akronmarket.wordpress.com; akronpublicmarket@gmail.com   Name: Cory Sheldon Age: 38 Hometown/Home now: Stow, OH/Streetsboro, OH Oc... More »

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What I Wish I Knew: 427 Design

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What Akron’s 427 Design has learned in a decade of graphic design, web-making, photography, animation and screen printing awesomeness   You may not have seen 427 Design’s office, which is amazeballs, or recognized their people when you saw them, but you p... More »

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Urban Explorer | University Park

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words and photos by Kristina Aiad-Toss Populated by college students and comprised of academic buildings, University park seems to have little to offer other than cheap housing and over priced campus food. However, this neighborhood is as diverse as the studen... More »

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A Day in the Life of…“Commitment” and The Good Life

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words and photos by Maxarmando Rivera Commitment is a beautiful thing. Commitment over time is much more beautiful. Something about perseverance strikes a chord in mankind. Believing in some “thing” so much that you’re willing to risk it all to see that ... More »

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Roots and Recovery in a Primitive Swamp Bed

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Exploring the Ritchie Ledges at Virginia Kendall Park by M. Sophie Hamad   Editor’s note: I wrote this piece last year, in 2015. Yesterday, May 15, 2016, I graduated college. It was also my nine-year recovery anniversary. Therefore, I thought it fitting t... More »

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Small Business Chronicles | West Hill Hardware

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words by Rick Bohan; photos by Katie Jackson You run a small, somewhat organized hardware store in northwest Akron. Stained glass windows, plumbing fixtures, single pole switches, and knick-knacks salvaged from nearby homes as they were being demolished share ... More »

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On Stage with The Got It Got It Need It

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by Gabe Gott The Got It Got It Need It, an Akron/Canton-based blues-hard-rock band, recently recorded its second EP with John King at RealGrey Records in Canton. “It was a small room with really big ceiling, and it sounds perfect in there,” vocalist and guitar... More »

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Lady Beer Drinker | Ohio Brewing Company

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words and photos by Emily Anderson As many of you are probably already aware, the Ohio Brewing Company is up and running at their new Highland Square location. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you really should. The brewpub features 20 taps of high-quality c... More »

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The Wanderer: Hanging out on the Front Porch

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words and photos by Holly Brown The first time I went to the Front Porch Cafe, it was a beautiful day in April. The sun beat down on the freshly renovated brick building. Everything was quiet with the exception of the bright red and yellow “open” sign that rus... More »

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From Legos to Wheels: How Blimp City Bike and Hike Was Born

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words and photos by Ilenia Pezzaniti A carnivalesque popcorn machine sits beside the counter. Crotch-shaped seats cling to the wall nearby. Rows upon rows of bikes hang upside down like bats. Some stand tidily, their front wheels wedged between metal rods that... More »

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Strengthening the Weakest Link

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How Indie Link is bringing comic creators and illustrators together by Megan Combs [column size=two_third position=first ] So you’ve got an idea for a comic book, but no one to illustrate it. Or maybe your comic book is complete, but now you don’t know how to ... More »