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A Day in the Life of… ‘Bucha’ Bill Bond

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[su_note]This is the first in a new series of portraits about the day-to-day lives of locals who interest us. Unfortunately, in the print edition, I omitted the names of the wife-husband photography and writing team that produced this piece. To Svetla and Chri... More »

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Only in Akron | ‘QT with Chrissie Hynde’

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by Liz Tyran When my boyfriend Jason was hired to be the daytime sous chef at VegiTerranean a few years back, I had no idea I would get to meet its famous owner, Chrissie Hynde—let alone pal around with her. And while I honestly don’t remember the first time w... More »

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“You’re So Akron If…” (It’s a Rubber City thing.)

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A beginner’s guide to the unique and quirky side of the Rubber City. by the readers of The Devil Strip [su_box title=”What’s this ‘You’re so Akron if…’ about anyway?”] Anyone willing to scratch beneath the surface here knows Akron is unique. In fact, you don’t... More »

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The Secret Lives of Beekeepers: Who is this guy anyway?

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UPDATE: Akron Honey Company will be competing on the LeBron James reality show, Cleveland Hustles, premiering August 24 at 10 pm.     The Most Interesting Person I Know: Brent Ian Wesley “It’s going to get sticky,” he said, walking into his house ahead of me. ... More »

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Pub Notes: Shooting tequila with Gallagher

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It’s been two weeks since I posted about becoming a Knight Cities Challenge finalist, inviting (begging) anyone and everyone to offer ideas and feedback about what the do-dad formerly known as Chickadee Society should be. Well, thanks to some good friends and ... More »

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Devil Strip picks: an Akronite’s guide to New Year’s Eve

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Whether you’re ready to start fresh with a brand new year or you just want to keep a good thing going, New Year’s Eve is a great time to throw down… …while you take stock of how lucky you are, embrace your loved ones and salivate over the opportunities coming ... More »

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Making clothes that make neighbors

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How a Kent State student from Doylestown abandoned her dream-come-true in New York City and found her purpose in North Hill starting a fashion company with members of Akron’s refugee community. Tessa Reeves is a morning person, someone who dreams big and wakes... More »