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

Singers Rachel Brown (of Rachel Brown & The Beatnik Playboys) and Cathy Towns Grady (of Grady Miller) are eclectic in th...
07/01/2024

Singers Rachel Brown (of Rachel Brown & The Beatnik Playboys) and Cathy Towns Grady (of Grady Miller) are eclectic in their artistry. These multitalented musicians are playing at The Rialto Theatre with Jim Ballard (of Jim Ballard and The Strangs) July 4. Read about their music and careers here: https://tinyurl.com/k33st2hn

Photos by AlexaArt and Tom Apathy Photography

At The Great Lakes Medieval Faire, running on weekends from July 6 to Aug. 11, performers Johnny Phoenix and Mermaid Nix...
06/30/2024

At The Great Lakes Medieval Faire, running on weekends from July 6 to Aug. 11, performers Johnny Phoenix and Mermaid Nixie make magic. “It’s based on the audience and the experience that we’re having in the moment," Phoenix says. "That’s the real show." Read more here: https://tinyurl.com/3futsmvd

Photos:
Johnny Phoenix: Eric L. Silvi
Mermaid Nixie: Ray Feather Photography

The Mustill Store, located on the Ohio & Erie Canal at Lock 15, is one of the oldest buildings in Akron. Read more here:...
06/29/2024

The Mustill Store, located on the Ohio & Erie Canal at Lock 15, is one of the oldest buildings in Akron. Read more here: https://tinyurl.com/4tscknnk

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

Try elevated American fare at Don Shula's American Kitchen, then sample Armenian and Georgian food at Wild Thyme. Whatev...
06/28/2024

Try elevated American fare at Don Shula's American Kitchen, then sample Armenian and Georgian food at Wild Thyme. Whatever your taste, the Hall of Fame City is chock full of delicious dinners. Check out our list of must-try spots here: https://tinyurl.com/wbya7v7m

Photo provided by Wild Thyme

From playing board games to sampling craft mocktails, Kent's new Board and Bevy has your next rainy day covered. Read on...
06/27/2024

From playing board games to sampling craft mocktails, Kent's new Board and Bevy has your next rainy day covered. Read on here: https://tinyurl.com/ykmy5aaa

Photo by Brianna Phillips

Have you heard about the all-female Anchor Canoe Club? We fill you in on the Akron organization that was active over a c...
06/27/2024

Have you heard about the all-female Anchor Canoe Club? We fill you in on the Akron organization that was active over a century ago here: https://tinyurl.com/3ukha3zs

Photo courtesy of the Akron-Summit County Public Library / Portage Lakes Historical Society

Sample whiskey at the Akron Civic Theatre, indulge in fair food at Garrettsville Summerfest  and more with this week's e...
06/27/2024

Sample whiskey at the Akron Civic Theatre, indulge in fair food at Garrettsville Summerfest and more with this week's edition of the 330 Connect here: https://tinyurl.com/mtxx4rst

Photo courtesy of Akron Civic Theatre

Get a look inside a sleek, contemporary black-and-white North Canton home, with a stunning patio and pool house, here: h...
06/26/2024

Get a look inside a sleek, contemporary black-and-white North Canton home, with a stunning patio and pool house, here: https://tinyurl.com/msd92c6x



Photo by Laura of Pembroke

Keep Akron Beautiful plans to plant 10,000 trees throughout the community by 2034. Find out how to support their mission...
06/25/2024

Keep Akron Beautiful plans to plant 10,000 trees throughout the community by 2034. Find out how to support their mission here: https://tinyurl.com/2xjyzmhs

Photos provided by Keep Akron Beautiful

When playing wheelchair rugby, Akron Children's Hospital's Dr. Christopher Raffi Najarian uses a specially reinforced wh...
06/25/2024

When playing wheelchair rugby, Akron Children's Hospital's Dr. Christopher Raffi Najarian uses a specially reinforced wheelchair. “Rugby is a sport where there's contact so the chairs are designed to be able to do that," he says. Read more about Dr. Najarian's work with Adaptive Sports Ohio and its goal to make sports accessible here: https://tinyurl.com/5cj9j34e

Portrait by Deana Petersen

Entreprenuer Starlett Isles-Burns is making her mark on Canton. "I enjoy the hospitality portion of the business," she s...
06/23/2024

Entreprenuer Starlett Isles-Burns is making her mark on Canton. "I enjoy the hospitality portion of the business," she says. Read more about her impact — and her restaurant, Starz — here: https://tinyurl.com/msdf9hbj

Portrait by Brianna Phillips and photos provided by Starz

From zip lining to hiking, Hocking Hills State Park and its surrounding area is a nature-lover's paradise. Discover trav...
06/22/2024

From zip lining to hiking, Hocking Hills State Park and its surrounding area is a nature-lover's paradise. Discover travel tips here: https://tinyurl.com/yfpfmr7w

Photos provided by Explore Hocking Hills

When Hall of Famer LeRoy Butler journeyed to Canton in April as part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's residency progra...
06/21/2024

When Hall of Famer LeRoy Butler journeyed to Canton in April as part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's residency program, he knew what he wanted to do: Meet new people. “It was a lot of fun," says Butler, who worked as a greeter in the Hall. "That’s what I love doing, so I thought it was a brilliant way to show Canton that the Hall of Famers really do visit there.”

Read more about Butler's visit and the see which Hall of Famers are scheduled to make an appearance here: https://tinyurl.com/fnupxef6. Don't miss Hall of Famer Dan Fouts, in residence June 26 to 29.

Photos provided by the Pro Football Hall of Fame

During the Great Depression, farmers market vendors lined up outside of Falls Theater in Cuyahoga Falls to sell their go...
06/21/2024

During the Great Depression, farmers market vendors lined up outside of Falls Theater in Cuyahoga Falls to sell their goods. Find out more here: https://tinyurl.com/3x6696cc

Photo provided by Summit Memory / Akron-Summit County Public Library

It's the first day of summer — what do you have planned? From balloon fairs (Catch the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrin...
06/20/2024

It's the first day of summer — what do you have planned? From balloon fairs (Catch the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic July 26 to 28, Balloons over Wadsworth Aug. 10 and Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Sept. 19 to 22) to Neon Nights Country Music Festival Aug. 9 and 10, we've got you covered.

Read more here: https://tinyurl.com/3f2sprhe to find out how to attend a Civil War reenactment, view car racing at Mid-Ohio, take in outdoor Shakespeare productions and more.

Photo Credits:
Portage Lakes Cruises, LLC.: Photo by Talia Hodge
Ravenna Balloon A-Fair: Photos by JW Photography
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course: Photo provided by Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Ohio Shakespeare Festival: Photo by Scott Custer
Highland Square PorchRokr Festival: Photo by Shane Wynn
Neon Nights: Photo by Emily Ruth Photography
Civil War Reenactment: Photo by Nancy Balluck

Observe Juneteenth with downtown Akron's Juneteenth Celebration, take in a French opera and more with this week's editio...
06/20/2024

Observe Juneteenth with downtown Akron's Juneteenth Celebration, take in a French opera and more with this week's edition of The 330 Connect, viewable here: https://tinyurl.com/4jpcwzh4

Photo courtesy of Downtown Akron Partnership

Fill your calendar with summer fun in Canton! Listen to an outdoor performance by the Canton Symphony Orchestra June 20,...
06/19/2024

Fill your calendar with summer fun in Canton! Listen to an outdoor performance by the Canton Symphony Orchestra June 20, sip wine while listening to Gervasi Vineyard Resort & Spa's concert series and more. View our list of activities here: https://tinyurl.com/vysab322

Photo provided by Stark Parks

Last night, we got to attend Vicious Biscuit Montrose's special media preview night! Located on Medina Road, this new lo...
06/19/2024

Last night, we got to attend Vicious Biscuit Montrose's special media preview night! Located on Medina Road, this new location is the Southern breakfast brand's first in Ohio. From a jam bar to delicious classics — such as beignets and fried green tomatoes — this spot is sure to give Akronites a new morning favorite. Stay tuned for the grand opening June 21!

Give dad the gift of beer this Father's Day. Check out some great brews to celebrate your pops here: https://tinyurl.com...
06/16/2024

Give dad the gift of beer this Father's Day. Check out some great brews to celebrate your pops here: https://tinyurl.com/43fbxdum

From the world's largest celestite geode to delicious wines, Put-in-Bay's Heineman Winery and Crystal Cave are fun desti...
06/15/2024

From the world's largest celestite geode to delicious wines, Put-in-Bay's Heineman Winery and Crystal Cave are fun destinations. Read more about the spots here: https://tinyurl.com/3acmj94s .

Photos courtesy of Shores & Islands Ohio and Heineman’s Winery

You don't have to travel to the West Coast to enjoy California wines. Prime Vine Winery, located in the scenic Portage L...
06/14/2024

You don't have to travel to the West Coast to enjoy California wines. Prime Vine Winery, located in the scenic Portage Lakes area, provides that experience at home. It's all made to taste. Make sure to catch the winery's first VineStock Music Festival event of the season June 15, and read more here: https://tinyurl.com/9sf6whzp

Photos by Talia Hodge

Show your Akron pride with one of Akron T-Shirt Club's unique tees, designed by local artists in partnership with Monoch...
06/14/2024

Show your Akron pride with one of Akron T-Shirt Club's unique tees, designed by local artists in partnership with Monochrome Canvas. Those who sign up by June 14 are in for a treat — this subscription service nets you a new tee each month, from June to April. Read more here: https://tinyurl.com/ez3m285j

Photo provided by Akron T-Shirt Club

View a Father's Day classic and antique car show at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, take dad to the McKinley Presidential Lib...
06/13/2024

View a Father's Day classic and antique car show at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, take dad to the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum and more with this week's edition of The 330 Connect. Check it out here: https://tinyurl.com/3bsuhnbe

Photo courtesy of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

06/12/2024
Nursing graduates are in demand. Kent State University, Stark State College and The University of Akron are educating st...
06/11/2024

Nursing graduates are in demand. Kent State University, Stark State College and The University of Akron are educating students to meet that need. Read more about some of Northeast Ohio's most prominent nursing programs here: https://tinyurl.com/ypefj2c2, and find out which is the best fit for you.

Photo provided by Stark State College

For the self-described homebodies who enjoy quiet nights in with their cats, a sweet, cozy proposal was perfect. Alec Ma...
06/10/2024

For the self-described homebodies who enjoy quiet nights in with their cats, a sweet, cozy proposal was perfect. Alec Mast surprised Katie Kuzmishin by coming home a day early from a work trip, and they enjoyed a drink together on the couch. Read more about their proposal and stunning backyard Bath wedding and see photos here: https://tinyurl.com/bdh4zk8t

Photos by Justin Gamble Photography

ESPN 30 for 30's latest documentary — from Akron-based filmmaker  Isma’il Al-Amin — is set to premiere on June 11 at 7 p...
06/09/2024

ESPN 30 for 30's latest documentary — from Akron-based filmmaker Isma’il Al-Amin — is set to premiere on June 11 at 7 p.m. "False Positive" tells the story of famed gold medalist Butch Reynolds, who was accused of taking steroids.

Al-Amin aims to set that record straight. "It’s one of the biggest injustices in American sports history,” he says. Read more here: https://tinyurl.com/2ph5p2z7

Photos provided by Isma’il Al-Amin and Cleveland International Film Festival

Rubber City Radio Group's annual pet expo returned last weekend at Hardesty Park. Dogs enjoyed peanut butter pup cups, l...
06/08/2024

Rubber City Radio Group's annual pet expo returned last weekend at Hardesty Park. Dogs enjoyed peanut butter pup cups, local vendors offered healthy food and f***y packs for dog walkers and rescue groups passed out info about adoption and fostering. Check out some pics here!

Photos by Bunny Lacey

Canton Comedy Boom is bringing a fresh approach to comedy to the stage. Learn more about its mission, offerings and show...
06/07/2024

Canton Comedy Boom is bringing a fresh approach to comedy to the stage. Learn more about its mission, offerings and shows here: https://tinyurl.com/y7d9ct3b.

Don't miss its monthly First Friday Comedy Night tonight at Patina Arts Centre and a q***r comedy show at Patina tomorrow!

Photos provided by Canton Comedy Boom, Matthew Cutler and Eric Simons

The Akron Life team enjoyed a suite at an Akron RubberDucks game last week and even got to meet Webster!
06/07/2024

The Akron Life team enjoyed a suite at an Akron RubberDucks game last week and even got to meet Webster!

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