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Northside Marketplace: A Funnel to Akron

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words and photos by Noor Hindi   11/14/2017 Walking into Northside Marketplace is like receiving a sampler platter of your favorite food at your favorite restaurant. The possibilities are endless. You can grab a drink at Sure House Coffee Roasting Co, then bro... More »

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“… people are people, no matter where they are…”

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Connecting Akron to the World words by Noor Hindi, photos by Svetla Morrison 11/06/2017 As he clutches a cup of Angel Falls Coffee and flashes a big smile, his presence is friendly and unassuming. He sports short, curly brown hair, green eyes and olive colored... More »

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A Different Kind of Tour

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  Leadership Akron Launches Destination Akron by Noor Hindi 11/06/2017 Vallery Hyduk moved from Toronto to Detroit because her husband went to a Jack White concert. Well, kind of. They both had a healthy dose of “Detroit fear,” as most folks do when they tour ... More »

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What Ted Bare Wishes He Knew

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What I Wish I Knew with Ted Bare of the Highland Square Theatre and Linda Theatre by Sierra Allen 11/2/2017   Name: Rudd (Ted) Bare Occupation: Owner of the Highland Square Theatre and Linda Theatre Hometown: Akron Current Neighborhood: Bath   The 78-year-old ... More »

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Addressing Racial Inequities in American Schools

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by Floco Torres   10/16/2017 Recently, I’ve thought of being black in America as being an avatar for a video game. Players get to log in, dress like you, pick the stages and difficulty levels they think they’re prepared for and play the game. When you die, the... More »

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Outdoor Gems: Exploring Northeast Ohio | Twin Sister Falls

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words and photos by Anthony Boarman 10/12/2017 What’s better than one waterfall? Two! You’ll get that and so much more when hiking to Twin Sister Falls in Brecksville. Twin Sister Falls is located off of the Towpath Trail in the Brecksville Station Road area o... More »

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Breast Cancer Goes Beyond October

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Lavar Jacobs spreads message of awareness with Not Just October by Devon Anderson 10/05/2017 When people think of “breast cancer awareness,” the first thing they tend to think of is the month of October. It is, after all, the month that seemingly everyone focu... More »

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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, and Wesle... More »

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AkroPreneurs | Stay Frosty, Popsmith

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  words by Noor Hindi, photos by Ilenia Pezzaniti Blackberry watermelon, rhubarb orange blossom and sour cherry rose. If you’re familiar with Popsmith, you know these are just some of the weird and wacky flavors they offer to Akronites on hot summer days. Made... More »