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Girls on the Run trains girls for 5Ks and for life

by Mariah Hicks “Our main idea today is to take care of ourselves,” says one of the women standing at the front of the classroom, “because sometimes, we forget.” Fourteen middle school girls enthusiastic...

Reclaiming Food with Food Not Bombs

by Derek Kreider 04/09/2019 In an unassuming house on a block in Highland Square a contingent of people gathered on a Saturday in March. They have been meeting each week for more than a year to cook a ve...

Blue Pond is an ice-age wonder in Goodyear Heights

by Pat Worden There’s an ancient landmark in East Akron that travelers on Goodyear Boulevard, and perhaps most residents of Goodyear Heights, bypass regularly without a second glance. From a distance, it...

Akronites who had a breakout year in 2018

by Noor Hindi and Rosalie Murphy 2018 was a big year for many of the folks we’ve covered. A few highlights include: Dominic Moore-Dunson. This dancer and choreographer is in his eighth season with Cleve...