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Lending a Helping Hand

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How The Community Can Give Back Year-Round by Sierra Allen 12/14/17 It’s that time of year again. The seasons are changing, leaves are falling and sun rays are few and far between as darkness falls quicker than desired. The winter gear once tucked in the close... 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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Baseball Now! The Dog Days of Summer Baseball

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The Akron Rubber Ducks words by Dave Daly I fell in love with baseball in the summer. Specifically, it was the summer of 2002 and I was leaving a Poison concert. As we made our way to the parking lot the crowd began to chant. It wasn’t “C.C. rocks,” or “Brett ... More »

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Pride in the Park: Akron Holds Inaugural Pride Festival

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words by Sierra Allen Although LGBT Pride Month is officially in June, Akron is continuing the celebration with its inaugural Pride Festival. With the support of Mayor Horrigan, corporate sponsors and dedicated committee members, both the LGBTQ community and a... 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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The Quest for the Rusty Patched Bumblebee

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By Claude Christensen One of the five most common bumblebees twenty years ago, the rusty patched bumblebee was everywhere. With a black head and a rust colored patch on the back of the abdomen, the rusty patched once thrived in Midwestern prairies, feeding off... More »

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Heroin is Killing our Kids, Silence is Killing Our Communities

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How Jake’s Reach is Helping Start a Dialogue about the Heroin Epidemic Words by Noor Hindi After his grandson Jake passed away from a heroin overdose, Frank Marr made it his goal to save at least one life. Through Jake’s Reach, a project that is helping educat... More »