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In the Artist’s Studio with Matt Horak

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words by Noor Hindi, photos by Ashley Koury When Matt Horak walked into his first Comic-Con at the age of 12, he knew he wanted to pursue art for the rest of his life. He’d spent mostof his childhood reading The Adventures of Tintin and biking to Kenmore Komic... More »

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CGFS to hold second annual Food Truck Friday Frenzy

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by Lauren Collins   By the time the Food Truck Fridays Frenzy hits its stride, hundreds of laughing and smiling people will be dancing and head bobbing to the live rock music performed by the local band Freeze-R-Burn in the Child Guidance & Family Solutions pa... More »

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What Kevin Lockett Wishes He Knew

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Name: Kevin Lockett Occupation: Content Producer, Lockett Media How did you get into the work you do? In January 2008, I was struggling to find my place in media. I had freelance jobs, but the assignments were inconsistent and I wanted to have my own voice. By... More »

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Local Shopping Guide: Stocking Stuffers

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Last-minute shoppers, rejoice! Not only is Crafty Mart hosting a procrastinator-friendly pop-up at Goodyear on Fri., Dec. 23, but they’ve posted their own guide to Stocking Stuffers here. See ours below! More »

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Adopt-a-Bar: Big Al’s

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by Leslie Shirley Nielsen Big Al’s 847 Johnston St. Nestled on a hilly bend of Johnston Street in Akron’s south side sits a potential goldmine. This is a quaint little area of our town that I like to call ‘Little West Virginia.’ I’ve referenced this charismati... More »

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Behind the Coffee Bar

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By Sam DePaul Name/Hometown/Coffee shop Daniel Weihe/Cuyahoga Falls/Artisan Coffee Have you ever worked behind an actual bar? If so, how is it similar or different to making coffee? If not, would you ever want to bartend? No, but I used to occasionally work as... 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 »