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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 »

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From Speakeasy to Findeasy: Taking it up a notch with BLU Plate

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words and photos by Lia Pietrolungo After nearly four years of jiving underground, BLU Jazz+ has “taken it up a notch” with the grand opening BLU Plate’s front door on Market Street. “We started out as a speakeasy and we didn’t really mind that people couldn’t... More »

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What’s the Big Idea with Akron ArtWorks?

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Name: Karin Coifman Occupation: Psychologist Hometown: New Haven, CT Current neighborhood: West Akron Name: Micah Beree Occupation: Artist Hometown: Tulsa, OK Current neighborhood: West Akron   What is your big idea? Our hope is to create a space where people ... More »

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Calling all Hipsters, Hackers and Hustlers

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Akron Buspreneurs Headed to New Orleans for Two Day Competition Words by Noor Hindi Imagine you’re stuck on a hot bus for three days with limited access to technology. You’re sleep deprived, you’re not getting along with the people around you and you’re trying... More »

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Reentry in Motion at the Akron Summit County Public Library

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by Noor Hindi When a young man approached librarian Simone Richardson and told her he’d just been released from prison and needed help, she sprung into action. Since meeting him, Simone has dedicated the last 16 years designing programs to help those who’ve be... More »

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Four Week Panhandling Certification Course

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  by Kelcie Erbse Every Wednesday for the next few weeks, The Homeless Charity, a non-profit charity organization in Akron will be having a panhandling course. Individuals who are out of home or out of work can go and get certified. The classes will be led by ... More »

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The Sound of Conversation

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Showcasing Akron’s Creativity through PechaKucha by Noor Hindi Anoo Vyas is jazzed about the next PechaKucha. As the founder of PechaKucha Akron, Anoo says their next event on Friday, August 4 will be especially unique. Kung Fu, theater and music will fuse tog... More »