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Akron Life Magazine

Akron Life Magazine The Magazine of Greater Akron, covering Summit, Stark, Portage and Medina counties. Akron Life Magazine is a monthly lifestyles publication committed to providing information that enhances and enriches the experience of living in or visiting Akron and the 330

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TBT: Musicians brought joy to the former City Mission charity in Akron. bit.ly/3OQRyRIPhoto courtesy of Summit Memory / ...
12/01/2022

TBT: Musicians brought joy to the former City Mission charity in Akron. bit.ly/3OQRyRI

Photo courtesy of Summit Memory / Akron-Summit County Public Library

We reflect on this tribute to our late founder, Don Baker Jr., as we celebrate Akron Life's 20th anniversary. Thank you,...
12/01/2022

We reflect on this tribute to our late founder, Don Baker Jr., as we celebrate Akron Life's 20th anniversary. Thank you, Don and his son, Brendan, for this remembrance. bit.ly/2Vh0zqT

People have been stopping by Ray's Place for a beer since around the 1940s. What's your favorite memory from the Kent in...
11/30/2022

People have been stopping by Ray's Place for a beer since around the 1940s. What's your favorite memory from the Kent institution? 🍔🍺

Read about its history here: bit.ly/3ubqzqw

Pictured: Book cover of the book "Meet Me at Ray's: A Celebration of Ray's Place in Kent, Ohio"

Ray's Place Kent

 : What's your favorite local history topic or memory? Comment below!Pictured: Summit Beach Park (1917 to 1958) was know...
11/29/2022

: What's your favorite local history topic or memory? Comment below!

Pictured: Summit Beach Park (1917 to 1958) was known as the “Million Dollar Playground” of The 330. Courtesy of Akron-Summit County Public Library / Summit Memory

Story here: bit.ly/3GVOmlL

Do you know about Akron's Howard Street jazz era? Take a look back at our 2019 story about Akron's past and present jazz...
11/29/2022

Do you know about Akron's Howard Street jazz era? Take a look back at our 2019 story about Akron's past and present jazz scene featuring pianist Theron Brown, trumpet player Jack Schantz, late saxophonist Jim Noel (pictured) and more. bit.ly/3EJ1sQD 🎷🎺🎼🎹

Theron Brown Jack Schantz BLU Jazz+

"They've either worked here or an ancestor worked here, or they just love the smell of the company," says Brad Root, the...
11/28/2022

"They've either worked here or an ancestor worked here, or they just love the smell of the company," says Brad Root, the fifth-generation president of A.I. Root Co. Have you visited this business that has stood the test of time? Browse its online candle collection and check out its deals that continue through Cyber Monday today. bit.ly/3VAzxJG

Root Candles Flagship Store 🕯

Sale Alert📣Include Akron Life in your Cyber Monday shopping. Get 12 months of Akron Life magazine plus two issues of 330...
11/28/2022
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"All over Stark County, football brings communities together. They celebrate and commiserate it," says Pro Football Hall...
11/27/2022

"All over Stark County, football brings communities together. They celebrate and commiserate it," says Pro Football Hall of Fame president Jim Porter. Find out the latest about the Canton museum experience, and tag your game day buddies you'd like to visit the Hall of Fame with. Story here: https://bit.ly/3EwTOsu
Pro Football Hall of Fame

Chef Beau Schmidt is a force in the Akron dining scene. Get a taste of his views on the industry from this 2019 vault st...
11/27/2022

Chef Beau Schmidt is a force in the Akron dining scene. Get a taste of his views on the industry from this 2019 vault story: https://bit.ly/3ADsEPG

Shop goods made right here in The 330 on this Small Business Saturday. Get some gift ideas here: bit.ly/3DML42q Plus, su...
11/26/2022

Shop goods made right here in The 330 on this Small Business Saturday. Get some gift ideas here: bit.ly/3DML42q Plus, support these local minority-owned businesses: bit.ly/3hZYsIb

Make everyday items enchanting with Dinara Mirtalipova's Mirdinara line that has whismiscal products for your home. Stor...
11/25/2022

Make everyday items enchanting with Dinara Mirtalipova's Mirdinara line that has whismiscal products for your home. Story here: https://bit.ly/3EnvBVC
mirdinara.com

Happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful for all of our readers throughout the years. Check out this column from our late fou...
11/24/2022

Happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful for all of our readers throughout the years. Check out this column from our late founder Don Baker Jr., who thanked readers shortly after the magazine launched: https://bit.ly/3EufzcD

Prepare for Thanksgiving with turkey carving tips and festive recipes or make a plan to visit a restaurant for a chef-ma...
11/23/2022

Prepare for Thanksgiving with turkey carving tips and festive recipes or make a plan to visit a restaurant for a chef-made meal. Get the details in The 330 Connect newsletter: https://bit.ly/3Xksvul
Subscribe here: akronlife.com/connect

Tuesday Musical has been bringing acclaimed performers to Akron since its start in 1887. Learn more about its history an...
11/23/2022

Tuesday Musical has been bringing acclaimed performers to Akron since its start in 1887. Learn more about its history and upcoming concerts, such as one featuring the Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir Nov. 27 and one featuring violinist Itzhak Perlman April 27. What has been your favorite Tuesday Musical show? Story here: https://bit.ly/3VhNUT4
Tuesday Musical Association

"I do think Akron has always supported local music,” says Akron native and Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney. We caught ...
11/22/2022

"I do think Akron has always supported local music,” says Akron native and Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney. We caught up with him in 2008 in this vault story that discusses the Akron music scene. Story here: https://bit.ly/3V6RCzi
The Black Keys

Despite his global acclaim, Don Drumm has stayed in Akron. While celebrating our 20th anniversary, we talked to him abou...
11/21/2022

Despite his global acclaim, Don Drumm has stayed in Akron. While celebrating our 20th anniversary, we talked to him about his time here and his new statue, now on display in downtown Cuyahoga Falls. Story here: https://bit.ly/3XkFjAM
Don Drumm Studios

We got a sneak peek of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens' Deck the Hall: Gracious Gatherings, and it is spectacular! See 19 tree...
11/21/2022

We got a sneak peek of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens' Deck the Hall: Gracious Gatherings, and it is spectacular!

See 19 trees in 30 spaces, and don't miss the ornate bright tree in the great hall. There are over 1 million lights throughout the home, gardens and grounds. Catch the Dazzle light show too! 🎀🎁🎄

Head there on select dates from Nov. 25 to Dec. 30. Info here: stanhywet.org/events/deck-hall-gracious-gatherings

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens Ohio - Find It Here

Join us in celebrating National Entrepreneurship Month. Tag your go-to local businesses for holiday shopping in the comm...
11/20/2022

Join us in celebrating National Entrepreneurship Month. Tag your go-to local businesses for holiday shopping in the comments! 🎅🎄🎁🎀

Do you know which Akron-area neighborhood is near and dear to WKYC anchor and chief meteorologist Betsy Kling? Find out ...
11/19/2022

Do you know which Akron-area neighborhood is near and dear to WKYC anchor and chief meteorologist Betsy Kling? Find out that and other fun facts while looking back at this 2017 story from our vault. bit.ly/3XshMy3 🌞⛅️🌨❄️

Betsy Kling - WKYC Weather Photo by Tylar Calhoun

Take in festive decorations at the Holiday Tree Festival and see local art exhibits. Find out more about these happening...
11/18/2022

Take in festive decorations at the Holiday Tree Festival and see local art exhibits. Find out more about these happenings and others in The 330 Connect entertainment newsletter. bit.ly/3tIP7qx 🎄

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Akron Children's Hospital

Skip cooking and order takeout or dine at these restaurants for Thanksgiving. Have a local restaurant Turkey Day meal yo...
11/18/2022

Skip cooking and order takeout or dine at these restaurants for Thanksgiving. Have a local restaurant Turkey Day meal you love? Let us know in the comments! bit.ly/3ETwaIp

🦃 Burntwood Tavern Galaxy Restaurant Square Scullery and more!

See the next big thing at the new Summit FM and Rialto Theatre Emerging Sounds Showcase on third Thursdays starting Nov....
11/16/2022
On the Verge

See the next big thing at the new Summit FM and Rialto Theatre Emerging Sounds Showcase on third Thursdays starting Nov. 17. First up: bored Approval, pictured here, and Dangerously Close. bit.ly/3UZ7rHC 🎸🎤

The Rialto Theatre bored Approval Dangerouslycloseband The Summit Photo by Jason Chamberlain

Emerging Sounds Showcase at the Rialto Theatre highlights up-and-comers in The 330's rich music scene.

Special Delivery: Congresswoman-elect and current State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes and the Ohio House of Representatives r...
11/15/2022

Special Delivery: Congresswoman-elect and current State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes and the Ohio House of Representatives recognized Akron Life for its 20th anniversary! We are so grateful!

Sykes

"I was very determined to be vulnerable and put my weirdness in them," says Athena Abood Brown of her wood-burned art pi...
11/14/2022

"I was very determined to be vulnerable and put my weirdness in them," says Athena Abood Brown of her wood-burned art pieces in her "Sawdust and Glitter" exhibit that opens at Up Front Art Space Nov. 18 and goes through the end of the year. bit.ly/3TCx9R0

Athena Abood Brown Up Front Art Space 🎨 Photos by Talia Hodge

To transform Liberty Park, F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm and others, Summit Metro Parks executive director lives by the p...
11/13/2022

To transform Liberty Park, F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm and others, Summit Metro Parks executive director lives by the philosophy of the father of landscape architecture: the building should be of the land. Read about her leadership of the parks system here: https://bit.ly/3WU6MsQ
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The highest number of people ever died from drug overdoses last year in the U.S. The "Into Light Project Ohio: Continuin...
11/12/2022

The highest number of people ever died from drug overdoses last year in the U.S. The "Into Light Project Ohio: Continuing the Conversation" exhibit opening today at the
Massillon Museum puts faces to names of Ohioans lost to this epidemic. Story here: https://bit.ly/3hwNl9i
Photos: Talia Hodge

Today we honor veterans and thank all who have served our country. Join the VeteRun 5K or 1-mile Fun Run Nov. 12. Get th...
11/11/2022

Today we honor veterans and thank all who have served our country. Join the VeteRun 5K or 1-mile Fun Run Nov. 12. Get the details on this and more happenings in The 330 Connect newsletter here: https://bit.ly/3E3Gxr4
Stark Parks

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One of the most dazzling places at the turn of the 20th century in Akron was Silver Lake Park. This  recalls the grand s...
11/10/2022

One of the most dazzling places at the turn of the 20th century in Akron was Silver Lake Park. This recalls the grand spot that inspired an orchestra to write a piece named in its honor. Story here: https://bit.ly/3DTjfEe

"I wanted to build a music venue that grew up with us," Jill Bacon Madden says of Jilly's Music Room. She reflects on Ji...
11/09/2022

"I wanted to build a music venue that grew up with us," Jill Bacon Madden says of Jilly's Music Room. She reflects on Jilly's and Akron's music scene here: https://bit.ly/3NPi8dl
Catch upcoming shows like Daddy Longleg’s Homegrown Revival and Indre Nov. 12 and Jim Ballard and The Strangs Nov. 19.
DLHR Indré Jim Ballard and The Strangs

"I’m looking forward to coaching youths on how to play the game and the importance of teamwork in sports and in life," s...
11/08/2022

"I’m looking forward to coaching youths on how to play the game and the importance of teamwork in sports and in life," says Akron native and NBA star LeBron James in our 2006 vault cover story that chronicles his rising stardom and the early days of his LeBron James Family Foundation. All month, look out for great stories from our vault in celebration of our 20th anniversary. Story here: https://bit.ly/3zWw4N0
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Get out and vote today!What was campaigning like for candidates? Check out Jerry Austin's book from The University of Ak...
11/08/2022

Get out and vote today!
What was campaigning like for candidates? Check out Jerry Austin's book from The University of Akron Press, "True Tales from the Campaign Trail," which takes you behind the scenes. Austin has worked on campaigns for Dick Celeste, Jesse Jackson, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama. Story here: https://bit.ly/3FngeP0
Find out where to vote here: https://www.ohiosos.gov/elections/voters/toolkit/polling-location/

Did you get married in The 330 this year? DM us or comment your photos for possible inclusion in the magazine's bridal f...
11/07/2022

Did you get married in The 330 this year? DM us or comment your photos for possible inclusion in the magazine's bridal feature. Tag your bride and groom friends. ✨👰🏽‍♀️🤵🏽‍♂️💍

Here is a  for your extra hour: Do you remember 60 years ago when downtown Akron wasn't so pretty? How has downtown beco...
11/06/2022

Here is a for your extra hour: Do you remember 60 years ago when downtown Akron wasn't so pretty? How has downtown become the attractive, welcoming area it is today? Historian Dave Lieberth helps us trace downtown Akron's renaissance. https://bit.ly/3hgAVly

photo by Bruce Ford

We are looking for the coolest spaces to dine in The 330 for our upcoming 330 Flavor Awards issue. Which spots have the ...
11/05/2022

We are looking for the coolest spaces to dine in The 330 for our upcoming 330 Flavor Awards issue. Which spots have the best atmosphere? Which places are unique? Comment with your favorites below. 🍽🥂🍴

Pictured: Past Flavor Awards feature Foundry Social. Read about it here: bit.ly/3sY8jAf Photos by Tylar Calhoun

Soak up the warmth this weekend by doing the Summit Metro Parks Fall Hiking Spree and hanging out at the Smells Like Sno...
11/04/2022

Soak up the warmth this weekend by doing the Summit Metro Parks Fall Hiking Spree and hanging out at the Smells Like Snow Coffee Festival. Learn more about these opportunities and others in the 330 Connect entertainment newsletter. bit#gilmoregirls

Voting for the 330 Flavor Awards has been extended through this weekend. Cast your final dining votes here: bit.ly/3UcFhIP

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Summit Metro Parks Downtown Akron Partnership

: Does anyone remember Kollman's Supermarket in the Twinsburg area in the '50s? It sold meat, produce and appliances. Fi...
11/03/2022

: Does anyone remember Kollman's Supermarket in the Twinsburg area in the '50s? It sold meat, produce and appliances. Find the Kollman family at Kollman's Greenhouse today, and read about three generations of Kollman family Twinsburg businesses here: bit.ly/3h3afEV

Kollman's Greenhouse Twinsburg Ohio

Our 20th-anniversary issue is on newsstands now! Pick one up to read about how downtown Akron has evolved over the years...
11/03/2022

Our 20th-anniversary issue is on newsstands now! Pick one up to read about how downtown Akron has evolved over the years, look back at our favorite stories and hear from leaders including Don Drumm, Jim Porter, Lisa King and more.

Find a list of stores that sell the magazine here: akronlife.com/where-to-find-us.html

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Pro Football Hall of Fame Don Drumm Studios Summit Metro Parks
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Akron Life is celebrating 20 years! Read the first column by late founder Don Baker Jr., and look out for more peeks int...
11/02/2022

Akron Life is celebrating 20 years! Read the first column by late founder Don Baker Jr., and look out for more peeks into our vault throughout the month. bit.ly/3FHlcGI

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Voting ends tomorrow for the 330 Flavor Awards! Get your votes in now! 🍽We want to hear from you about your fave places ...
11/01/2022

Voting ends tomorrow for the 330 Flavor Awards! Get your votes in now! 🍽

We want to hear from you about your fave places for wine, tacos, wings, sushi, cupcakes, Thai food, jojos and more! Share this with friends and help us celebrate the best of The 330 dining scene. 🍷🌮🧁

Vote here: bit.ly/3UcFhIP

Have you heard of the Woman in Black in Medina? Read about Medina County ghost stories 👻 in the new book, "Haunted Medin...
10/31/2022

Have you heard of the Woman in Black in Medina? Read about Medina County ghost stories 👻 in the new book, "Haunted Medina County, Ohio," by Brandon Massullo. Have a happy Halloween! 🎃bit.ly/3TVIQ6s

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This is Brutus and his Mom Sarah and brother Ethan Ansel. He does much exploring with us...we would love to be featured in Akron Life Magazine or you can friend request Brutus McGhee here or follow him on Instagram
I know we are all over the cold and snow, but it is SO important to move your body and get fresh air. We invite you to stroll downtown, enjoy the views, shop around, and learn more about our roots & historical buildings with our history trail.

Thank you for the write up Akron Life Magazine

◾️ Read full article: https://www.akronlife.com/education/stroll-past/

◾️ Map + information: https://www.downtowncf.com/news/downtown-history-trail-complete
Check out this months issue of Akron Life Magazine and you might spot some familiar faces! February is and Akron Life asked us to contribute to their healthy heart section. So, they interviewed our , our Quinn Butler and our owner Andy Hanson.

To highlight some of the cardiovascular workouts we use, we wanted to showcase our client Roger and his skillset of boxing! 🥊 You can see he was thrilled to see himself featured and it’s motivated him to keep at it! ❤️

www.FullScaleFit.com
We are so thrilled to have our Modern Farm House transformation featured in Akron Life Magazine’s 330 Homes Fall/Winter edition. Special shout out to Ashleyirish Photography and Foster Meadow Farm and Mossy Stone.

Click the link to read the full story on this couple’s vision to make this house a home highlighting the outdoors.

http://digitaleditions.walsworthprintgroup.com/publication/?m=61623&i=722571&p=44&ver=html5
Please share! Buy One Ticket, Get One Free to see the world premiere of Monica Bill Barnes, The Running Show, at The University of Akron’s EJ Thomas Hall this Saturday, Sept. 25that 7:30 pm presented by DANCECleveland & The University of Akron’s Dance Program. Choreographed by New York-based, Monica Bill Barnes and written by Robbie Saenz de Viteri, The Running Show documents the life of a dancer through movement, interviews and stories. Combining humor, voiceovers of aspiring young dancers and modern movement, the performance features Monica Bill Barnes on stage alongside The University of Akron's Dance Department dancers in a full length evening work you won’t want to miss. Full of wit, grit and contemporary movement, the audience will get an unprecedented look into the life of a dancer as a new kind of sports hero, that keeps moving against all odds. Tickets at dancecleveland.org or call 330-972-7570.
Voting is open for Akron Life Magazine 's 330 Flavor Awards! Vote for your favorite local restaurants daily!
🏆 Thank you for voting us a Best Fitness Studio in Akron Life Magazine's Best of the City 2020 contest! Visit the link below to view all of this year's winners! 🎉
Before July ends, we want to thank Akron Life Magazine readers for choosing us as the Best Live Theater Company. We think you're pretty great, too. https://www.akronlife.com/blogs/330-area-blog/best-of-the-330-2021/
We are very honored and humbled to have been voted #1 Italian restaurant in Akron, in the Akron Life Magazine 2020 “Best of the City” awards! Be sure to pick up July’s edition to see all the other winners and amazing places in Akron.

Thank you to all who voted and to all of our customers for this honor. And a special shout out to our amazing staff who are working long hours to make sure we continue to serve the best Italian food in Akron!
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The Akron RubberDucks are affordable family fun all summer long.

This photo, by Gabe Wasylko Photography, is part of the Downtown 2021 Look Book, which you can see more of in the July 2021 issue of Akron Life Magazine and online on the DAP website: https://bit.ly/LookBookDAPSite
Had the incredible opportunity to shoot a few photos for July’s Akron Life Magazine publication, including the Dowtown Akron Photo Look Book for 2021.

I big thank you to Downtown Akron Partnership and the Akron community for all their support. It truly means the world!
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