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New/Native | Steve Brightman & Maureen Farris

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New Name: Steve Brightman Occupation: Master Data Management Hometown: Chardon, OH Current neighborhood: West Akron   What do you wish was more on Akronites’ radar? Compass Coffee. Even though we live in West Akron, we head to Middlebury neighborhood when we h... More »

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Best of “New/Native”

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In 2016, we heard from some native Akronites and some who are new to our city. We ask roughly the same questions each issue. Here are some of our favorites from 2016. (Featured photo of Akron by Shane Wynn, found at akronstock.com)   More »

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New/Native: Brant T. Lee & Christel Silas

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  NATIVE Name: Christel Silas Occupation: Global Sourcing Specialist at Gojo Ind. The West Akron 5K program coordinator. Hometown: B-Town (if you don’t know, ask somebody). Current Neighborhood: Northside, Cascade Valley, Elizabeth Park, Downtown, it depends o... More »

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New/Native: September 2016

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  NEW: Name: Kurt Anshutz Occupation: Head Teller at Towpath Credit Union Hometown: Creston, OH Current Neighborhood: Highland Square What do you wish was more on Akronites’ radar? Akron has a really vibrant arts scene. There’s always something going on in Akr... More »

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New/Native: October 2016

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Native Name: Christine Amer Mayer Occupation: President of GAR Foundation Hometown: Akron, OH Current Neighborhood: Works downtown but sleeps in Solon, OH   What do you wish was more on Akronites’ radar? Local art! I wish local art was on more people’s radar. ... More »

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New/Native: Akron Photographers

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Compiled by M. Sophie Hamad and Katie Jackson   NEW Name: Emily S. Durway Occupation: Attorney and photographer Hometown: Austin, TX Neighborhood: Highland Square   What do you wish was more on Akronites’ radar?  Many people haven’t walked the entire canal dow... More »