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New/Native | Steve Brightman & Maureen Farris

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New Name: Steve Brightman Occupation: Master Data Management Hometown: Chardon, OH Current neighborhood: West Akron   What do you wish was more on Akronites’ radar? Compass Coffee. Even though we live in West Akron, we head to Middlebury neighborhoo... More »

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Best of “New/Native”

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In 2016, we heard from some native Akronites and some who are new to our city. We ask roughly the same questions each issue. Here are some of our favorites from 2016. [column size=one_half position=first ] NEW: When did you first fall for Akron? “I moved here ... More »

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New/Native: Brant T. Lee & Christel Silas

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  NATIVE Name: Christel Silas Occupation: Global Sourcing Specialist at Gojo Ind. The West Akron 5K program coordinator. Hometown: B-Town (if you don’t know, ask somebody). Current Neighborhood: Northside, Cascade Valley, Elizabeth Park, Downtown, i... More »

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New/Native: September 2016

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  NEW: Name: Kurt Anshutz Occupation: Head Teller at Towpath Credit Union Hometown: Creston, OH Current Neighborhood: Highland Square What do you wish was more on Akronites’ radar? Akron has a really vibrant arts scene. There’s always something goin... More »

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New/Native: October 2016

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Native Name: Christine Amer Mayer Occupation: President of GAR Foundation Hometown: Akron, OH Current Neighborhood: Works downtown but sleeps in Solon, OH   What do you wish was more on Akronites’ radar? Local art! I wish local art was on more people’s ra... More »

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New/Native: Akron Photographers

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Compiled by M. Sophie Hamad and Katie Jackson   NEW Name: Emily S. Durway Occupation: Attorney and photographer Hometown: Austin, TX Neighborhood: Highland Square   What do you wish was more on Akronites’ radar?  Many people haven’t walke... More »

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New/Native: The Devil Strip Staff

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Photo of Bronlynn Thurman by Shane Wynn; photo of Andrew Leask courtesy of Andrew Leask   [column size=one_half position=first ] NEW: Name: Andrew Leask Age: 29 Occupation: Marketing Manager, United Way of Summit County Hometown: Bayamon, Puerto Rico Neig... More »

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NEW/NATIVE | From down in the Valley to the University of Akron

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compiled by Elizabeth Tyran [column size=one_half position=first ] Name: Carrie Burchett, 34 Hometown: Akron Neighborhood: Merriman Valley Occupation: Teacher at Spring Garden Waldorf School Who do you wish was on more Akronites’ radar? Why? Rudolph Steiner, t... More »

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New/Native | The Dalys Show

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How Penny came back to the Rubber City, brought Dave and now they’re about to bring a new Akronite into the world [column size=one_half position=first ] Name: Penny Daly Age: 31 Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA –> Akron, OH –> Palm Springs, CA Curren... More »