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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 »

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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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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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PorchRokr 2017 Guitar Raffle Truly Rocks

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by Christian Odadzin Mike Mills is not an Akron native. Much like a certain local publisher who shall remain nameless, Mike is from Macon, Georgia, but he has deep ties to NE Ohio. Mike came through the area numerous times while touring the world as the bassis... More »

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Standing Room | August 2017

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6 PorchRokr Bands We Think You Should See Words by Brittany Nader and photos by Shane Wynn Gov Naim (Experimental) Gov Naim is a multimedia brand and pseudonym for Akron-based performance artist Kay DePew. After finding a small VHS/camcorder mixer designed for... More »