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Coming soon: Confessions of a kick-ass poet

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Out of an estimated* 40 billion applicants, the National Endowment for the Arts has chosen only 36 poets to receive the coveted Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry. Zero of this year’s recipients are in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati or any of Ohio’s other ... 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 »

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Things to Do in Akron When You’re Fed (Thankgiving Edition)

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[su_box title=”The Most Akron Thing You Can Do This Week”]Crafty Mart November 28-29, 10 AM – 5 PM Musica, Summit Artspace and the Akron Art Museum Get your Small Business Saturday on and make your loved ones feel special this holiday season as you shop with m... More »

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SURVEY: Akron’s best brunch

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We’re looking for Akron’s best brunch. Can you help? Lots of you gave us great recommendations last time we asked so we made this short survey to make it easier for you and your friends to share your favorites. Use the survey below or click here to share your ... More »

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Akron’s Top 7 Pizza Joints

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There’s just nothing like a good pizza, and Akronites are lucky to have so many mouth-watering local options. Some have been in business for 50 years or more. Even the newer ones–open for only 20 years–are pretty spectacular. In no particular order, here’s our... More »

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Trailhead Brewery is proof Eli Smart wants you to be happy

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What happens when a guy grows up in Hawaii, graduates from Ohio State, moves to Colorado and starts a nanobrewery in Akron? Trailhead Brewery HOURS: Wed – Fri: 5-10 PM, Sat: 2-10 PM ADDRESS: 1674 Merriman Rd, Akron, Ohio | (330) 687-0771 LINK: Craft Beer Heads... More »

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14 Best Ways to Have Fun and Be a Happy Akronite This Week

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Wednesday, November 19 Best Way to Pretend It’s Spring Again Akron Rubberducks’ “20 Days of Giving” campaign November 19 through noon on December 19 From getting your own Rubberducks baseball card to a free hot dog for all 71 home games to batting practice wit... More »

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Where is the North Akron Savings Bank sign now?

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North Akron Savings Bank is no more. The location is still open but its landmark marquee has been taken down, stickered over with a sign for the new owner, Peoples Bank. The Marietta, Ohio-based bank has branches throughout the Buckeye State as well as West Vi... More »