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Burgers and Brews | Caston & Main Brew Yard

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words by Kelcie Erbse Pulling into the parking lot, I could tell this small, rustic looking building was full of thirsty beer drinkers, and as I walked up to the main entrance, I quickly found out why the party was hopping. This month, Caston & Main Brew Yard ... More »

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In the Crowd | Red Rose Panic at The Vortex

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words by Floco Torres; photos by Ashley Kouri In my ten years of playing and attending shows, I’ve learned that you rarely EVER arrive at the venue based on the ‘show starts at this time’ hour that’s posted. You usually never know if the time posted is when th... More »

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Four Week Panhandling Certification Course

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  by Kelcie Erbse Every Wednesday for the next few weeks, The Homeless Charity, a non-profit charity organization in Akron will be having a panhandling course. Individuals who are out of home or out of work can go and get certified. The classes will be led by ... More »

Live @ Lock 4: Beer Garden + Food Trucks + Local Music

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 Summer 2017’s LIVE AT LOCK 4 line-up HOW TO GET TO LOCK 4 | WHERE TO PARK | WHAT’S UP WITH THIRD THURSDAYS? Thurs., June 15, 6 pm to 10 pm: HR3, The DREEMERS and The Admirables Thurs., July 20, 6 pm to 10 pm: LuvAbstract, The Waves and Relaxer Thurs., Aug. 17... More »

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Akro-preneurs | Creative Comfort Food

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 Crave owner Aaron Hervey doesn’t play when it comes to his food.  by Kurt Kleinham Aaron Hervey didn’t grow up wanting to be a chef and restaurant owner. An Akron native growing up in Stow, he didn’t really have a specific direction even picked out when he gr... More »

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Gravity Racing beyond the Annual Soap Box Derby

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Local and out-of-state STEM students compete at Derby Downs by Kayla Sturm Akron is known for being home to the All-American Soap Box Derby World Championship Race. So what’s going on at Derby Downs for the other 51 weeks out of the year?  On May 18, Derby Dow... 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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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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On the Record: Some of our favorite Akron albums in 2016

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With a city full of musicians and music lovers alike, it’s no wonder there were so many local new albums for us to review in 2016. Here were some of our favorites. Gretchen Pleuss, “From Birth, to Breath, to Bone” “Even to new audiences, the local musician fee... More »