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I Mommed So Hard at #IMOMSOHARD

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  by Marissa Marangoni If you’ve never watched any of the #IMOMSOHARD video series on Youtube and you’re a parent, know and love some parents, or have interest in perhaps becoming a parent yourself, you’re missing out. Stop reading this review and remedy ... More »

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Gravity Racing beyond the Annual Soap Box Derby

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Local and out-of-state STEM students compete at Derby Downs by Kayla Sturm Akron is known for being home to the All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship Race. So what’s going on at Derby Downs for the other 51 weeks out of the year?  On May 18, Derby Dow... More »

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Cool off this summer at the Metro Parks lakes

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by Lauren Collins   In the heat of Akron summer, with temperatures reaching the high 90s and humidity being off the charts, what better way to cool off than swimming in a beautiful and serene Metro Park lake? The sun shines off the water and sunbathers fl... More »

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Grazing in the City

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by Lauren Collins   For the second consecutive summer, Perkins Stone Mansion is giving the public a chance to hang out with the dorset sheep from The Spicy Lamb Farm in Peninsula. Attendees will be captivated as they observe numerous sheep grazing about o... More »

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Beware the Capybara

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How to survive three (not really) dangerous capybara encounters by Kyle Brown It has sharp teeth. It can weigh up to about 150 pounds. It has 3/4 of the word “bear” in its name. All three of these things are true of the capybara, the largest rodent in the worl... More »

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Where to find ‘The Next Akron’

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Ed. note: Mark gave this as a talk at the most recent PechaKucha Night in Akron. It’s not just an excellent example of the reason PK has become my favorite local event, but it perfectly sets the tone for this issue. We who love Akron and its people have ... More »

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The 411 on PorchRokr 2016

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What you need to know to make PorchRokr a rokn good time   What to Bring: – A water bottle: There will be Reverse Osmosis water stations (thanks to Donamarc Water Systems), so bring a reusable water bottle to fill up. Or you can purchase a collapsib... More »

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Running with the Dogs

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  One of a Kind Pets connects dogs who want to run with runners who love dogs by Krissy O’Connor Now that winter is behind us and summer is heading into full bloom, the parks and roadways are filled with runners. If you happen to be around West Akron on a... More »