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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

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Penny points the wayName: Penny Daly
Age: 31
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA –> Akron, OH –> Palm Springs, CA
Current Akron Neighborhood: Maple Valley, West Akron
Occupation: Social Worker

What do you wish was on more Akronites’ radar?
I love exploring different neighborhoods. Each neighborhood has its own unique feel. It’s fun to explore new spots through neighborhood events such as Porch Rokr, Better Block, concerts in the park, etc.

What are your favorite local cultural assets?
Rubber Ducks baseball games. Such a fun and affordable way to spend a summer afternoon.

When did you fall for Akron?
The Akron Marathon! Such an awesome way to see the city. There are so many fun places, from neighborhoods to parks, to train for the race.

Where in Akron do you like to escape?
I love to spend time in the metroparks. Each park has such a different feel and lots to offer in terms of trails. We’re about halfway to our goal of hiking each of the metroparks. Hoping to get in some cross-country skiing this winter!

Why should everyone try your local favorite restaurant?
Nepali Kitchen. Such awesome food that reflects the neighborhood.

How do you think Akron will be different in five years?
Local businesses are taking off! Love all the options for food, coffee, movies, clothing and most importantly newspaper. Can’t wait to see what new local businesses open!
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Dave soloName: Dave Daly
Age: 31
Hometown: Braintree, Massachusetts
Current Akron Neighborhood: Maple Valley, West Akron
Occupation: Community Garden/Farmers’ Market Coordinator

What do you wish was on more Akronites’ radar?
I think lots of people know this, but just in case… How awesome the Akron Public Library system is! Aside from loads of books, they have a top-notch graphic novel selection, movies, music and a freakin’ seed library! Get your flower seeds for next season on the first floor for FREE!

What are your favorite local cultural assets?
The Towpath, metroparks and CVNP are all awesome and incredibly accessible. I love baseball so having the Rubber Ducks playing at Canal Park right in downtown is just swell. 69 Taps for the draft beer selection, the always poppy, sometimes trashy music, and the nice outdoor seating. All the blimps that were, are and will be.

When did you fall for Akron?
When I met Chris Horne! Seriously! Well… when I met Chris and other awesome folks on the Devil Strip softball team. Winter was long and dark and that team coupled with better weather was my introduction to the wonders of summer in Ohio. The people make the place totally rad! Rubber City Ratz 4 Lyfe.

Where in Akron do you like to escape?
In the vegetable garden, on the Towpath, a dark, air conditioned movie theatre, Annabell’s basement, grilling out anywhere.

Why should everyone try your local favorite restaurant?
Luca’s New York Style Pizza in Stow is the best pizza in and around the area, no question. I like a basic, plain (cheese) New York-style pie and they do not disappoint.

How do you think Akron will be different in five years?
There will be more bike lanes crisscrossing the city. The Towpath and Freedom Trail have gotten a lot more people on bicycles and I believe cycling can only increase in popularity as the city adopts and implements plans friendlier to alternative forms of transportation.
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Dave and Penny Daly

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