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Akron Pride 2017

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Akron Celebrates Its Diverse Community words Claude Christensen, photos by Claude and Noor Hindi  Akron has a lot of pride. The 2017 Akron Pride March began at 11am on Saturday, August 26, a day with a clear blue sky and the occasional cotton puff of a cloud. ... More »

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Women’s Market Day Celebrates Female Entrepreneurs

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words by Noor Hindi, photos by Shane Wynn 8/21/2017   Superheroes don’t always look like Wonder Woman. Most of the time, they look more like Denise Debo of Saint Augustine & Suds, or Beth Stropki Knorr of Popsmith. They’re badass women entrepreneurs, ... More »

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Baseball Now! The Dog Days of Summer Baseball

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The Akron Rubber Ducks words by Dave Daly I fell in love with baseball in the summer. Specifically, it was the summer of 2002 and I was leaving a Poison concert. As we made our way to the parking lot the crowd began to chant. It wasn’t “C.C. rocks,” or “Brett ... More »

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The Quest for the Rusty Patched Bumblebee

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By Claude Christensen One of the five most common bumblebees twenty years ago, the rusty patched bumblebee was everywhere. With a black head and a rust colored patch on the back of the abdomen, the rusty patched once thrived in Midwestern prairies, feeding off... More »

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“A Sign of Hope”

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A.J. Andrews on what it means to her to have won the first Softball Gold Glove by Gray Giaconia   Dating back to 1957, the Rawlings Gold Glove award is one of the highest honors for defensive players. Until now, though, the award has only been given to me... More »