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Where to get out and be active. And yes, bowling counts as active.

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Outdoor Gems: Exploring Northeast Ohio | Beaver Marsh

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words and photos by Anthony Boarman   September, 2017 Everyone loves a comeback story. LeBron James returning to Northeast Ohio to bring the Cavaliers their first championship in franchise history. WWII veteran Louis Zamperini’s journey from Olympic stardom to... More »

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Outdoor Gems: Exploring Northeast Ohio | Twin Sister Falls

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words and photos by Anthony Boarman 10/12/2017 What’s better than one waterfall? Two! You’ll get that and so much more when hiking to Twin Sister Falls in Brecksville. Twin Sister Falls is located off of the Towpath Trail in the Brecksville Station Road area o... More »

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Cool off this summer at the Metro Parks lakes

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by Lauren Collins   In the heat of Akron summer, with temperatures reaching the high 90s and humidity being off the charts, what better way to cool off than swimming in a beautiful and serene Metro Park lake? The sun shines off the water and sunbathers float b... More »

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Grazing in the City

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by Lauren Collins   For the second consecutive summer, Perkins Stone Mansion is giving the public a chance to hang out with the dorset sheep from The Spicy Lamb Farm in Peninsula. Attendees will be captivated as they observe numerous sheep grazing about on acr... More »

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Out & About: Ride the Railway

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  Words and Photos by Kait Erdman Looking for an activity to enjoy as the summer starts to cool down? This fall, enjoy a ride with the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. The Akron Northside Station offers a variety of trips that are perfect as a family adventure... More »

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Sow & Grow

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Enjoy the outdoors at Hale Farm & Village’s Sow & Grow Festival For those who want to learn the art of beekeeping or sheep-shearing and wool spinning, Hale Farm and Village (HFV) is is the place to be this weekend. HFV is holding their second annual Sow & Grow... More »

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Splish Splash: Where to Swim 2016

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by Katie Jackson Unless you’re fortunate enough to have a neighbor, friend, or relative with access to a swimming pool, those stagnant summer days can get pretty brutal. I mean, I guess there’s always the Slip’N Slide, but do you really want that trip to the E... More »

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Roots and Recovery in a Primitive Swamp Bed

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Exploring the Ritchie Ledges at Virginia Kendall Park by M. Sophie Hamad   Editor’s note: I wrote this piece last year, in 2015. Yesterday, May 15, 2016, I graduated college. It was also my nine-year recovery anniversary. Therefore, I thought it fitting to pos... More »

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From Legos to Wheels: How Blimp City Bike and Hike Was Born

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words and photos by Ilenia Pezzaniti A carnivalesque popcorn machine sits beside the counter. Crotch-shaped seats cling to the wall nearby. Rows upon rows of bikes hang upside down like bats. Some stand tidily, their front wheels wedged between metal rods that... More »

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Hike & Picnic: Gorging on Homemade Sushi at The Gorge

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words and photos by M. Sophie Hamad I’m a bit of a food geek. I read labels. I question ingredients. I get excited about trying new-to-me cuisines. I have practiced different eating habits and researched different diet/lifestyles since my teen years. For my se... More »

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Ready to rock: The Rock Mill bringing climbing facility to Akron

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by Katie Wheeler Think of all of the places that come to mind when you read the words “rock climbing” and I bet Akron doesn’t rank. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that no place in Ohio is on your radar, but that won’t remain true for long. Some years ago, Liz ... More »