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Comedian Matt Rife to Regale His Hometown with Comedy Tour in Akron, Ohio
In a heartwarming twist of the 'local boy makes good' story, Matt Rife, the acclaimed comedian, is all set to entertain his hometown audience with his upcoming comedy tour. Having garnered a massive fan following across the nation, Matt Rife Embarks on Global Comedy Tour with Backing from Live Nation and Celebrities.
Akron's Stan Hywet prepares for 'Antiques Roadshow'
One of Akron’s most prominent “antiques” will be the backdrop for “Antiques Roadshow” Tuesday during an all-day appraisal event at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. Executive Director Jennie Highfield says the historic venue will “look sharp” when the cameras roll for the popular PBS show.
A new restaurant is coming to Akron, Ohio
A new restaurant is coming to the city of Akron. After starting as a home-based business, Breakfast in Bed is getting ready to open its own brick-and-mortar location in Akron. The upcoming restaurant is a venture from owner-chef LaCole Suddeth.
Akron Places High On List Of Cities With Most Dog Attacks On Postal Workers
A new report from the U.S. Postal Service shows that mail carriers have reason to be cautious of man's best friend. The USPS reports that more than 5,300 postal workers were attacked by dogs last year. With 19 bites, Akron was the city with the 17th-highest number of attacks on...
Step Right Up to the Funniest Mystery Dinner Show in Town: "Funeral For a Clown"
🎉Hey there, my wonderful friends!👋 I've got some exciting news to share with you all!🤩 This weekend, we're in for an unforgettable evening of laughter, mystery, and delicious food!🍝🍴
7 Brew Drive-Thru Coffee, Panda Express to arrive in Massillon
MASSILLON – A new eatery and a drive-thru coffee shop are among businesses preparing to make a mark locally. Construction is likely to start this summer on Panda Express and 7 Brew Drive-Thru Coffee near Space Shop Self Storage facility at 2600 Lincoln Way E. ...
Popular grocer opens another new store location in Ohio
A popular grocer recently opened another new store location in Ohio this past week. Read on to learn more. On Thursday, June 1, 2023, the well-known discount grocer Aldi celebrated the grand opening of its newest Ohio store location in North Canton, according to a store opening announcement on the company's website.
A new restaurant has opened in Canal Fulton, Ohio
A new restaurant has come to the city of Canal Fulton. In case you missed it, the new restaurant Cast Iron Bar & Grille celebrated its grand opening on May 15 in Canal Fulton. At the new restaurant, you can get appetizers such as jalapeno poppers, fried mozzarella sticks, battered mushrooms (which come with ranch), and jalapeno popper skillet dip, which is made with a 4-cheese blend, jalapenos, and the restaurant's house spice blend before being heated in an iron skillet. The dip comes with house-made tortilla chips and is topped with jalapeno poppers.
Akron Civic Theatre Offers Free Screening of PBS Doc about NE Ohio Train Disaster
People are endlessly fascinated by disasters, almost as much as by gruesome crimes. Books about them would probably fill an entire library, with every region having its own niche set focusing on local disasters. Just last year popular local author Neil Zurcher took a break from his “One Tank Trips” to write Ten Ohio Disasters. Death! Mayhem! Fire!
Local history: Girls lined up to see pop star Shaun Cassidy at Akron store in 1979
“We want Shaun! We want Shaun! We want Shaun! We want Shaun!” The high-pitched chant grew insistent. More than 2,000 girls and a handful of confused-looking parents crowded Grapevine Records...
Rhythm on the River: FORECAST Live - A Free Family-Friendly Concert Series by the Scenic River!
🎶🌊🎷🎤 Hey there, music lovers! Are you ready to jam out by the river? 🌳🎶🎉. Join me this weekend at Howe Meadow for Rhythm on the River: FORECAST Live on June 11! 🎉🎵🌞 This family-friendly concert series hosted by the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is always a great time, and this month's event promises to be even better!
What to know about the Portage Lakes Boat Parade, fireworks celebration on July 8
No place in Summit County celebrates Independence Day quite like the Portage Lakes community. Sure, other areas have their parades, but the lakes community has its on the water. This year will be the 46th annual iteration of the event, which is followed in the evening with a fireworks display...
NORVA hosts free screening of Peace Corps documentary
What does “global citizenship” really mean? Since 1961, more than 200,00 American volunteers have collaborated directly with everyday people around the globe in the name of peace. Follow their story in "A Towering Task," an award-winning documentary on the history of the Peace Corps. The Northern Ohio Returned Volunteer Association presents a free screening at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, at the main branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St., downtown Akron.
In case you missed it, this popular restaurant in Akron has reopened
A popular restaurant has reopened its doors in the city of Akron. On May 18, FAT's Backroom reopened its doors. FAT's is a 70-seat restaurant located inside Todaro's Party Center.
Akron Zoo to Host New Family Event
A brand-new family event, Chillin' at the Zoo, will be held at the Akron Zoo on June 16 from 6-9 p.m. and features ice cream tasting presented by Acme Fresh Market. Guests will enjoy four ice cream tastings, along with other kid-friendly activities: scavenger hunt, up-close animal encounters, and photo opp with mascot Potter the Otter. Some of the zoo animals will receive a frozen treat as guests watch, and DJ Kenny Kidd will provide music. All guests will receive a raffle ticket for entry into a prize raffle. Food trucks (Sassy Dog, Swensons and Sassy Shay's Mac N Eatz) will be on-site for food purchases. Tickets are $10/member adults and $7/children. Non-member tickets are $20/adults and $17/children. Infants under two are free. Get your tickets at akronzoo.org/chillin-zoo.
Songwriter Rachel Roberts Hosts Open Mic Night at Baxter’s Speakeasy
June 5, 2023, Akron, Ohio — Baxter’s Speakeasy welcomes Rachel Roberts to host a unique Open Mic Night highlighting all original material. Open to all musicians, poets, creators, and comedians. Bring your guitar, keyboard, saxophone, trumpet, flute, journal, poem, voice, song, joke, choir, soap box, barbershop quartet, DAW, or dance troupe. Just remember, it all has to be original material. Microphone and PA are provided. Please bring special cables if your instrument requires them.
Akron’s Historic Arts District Is Buzzing with Activity for its Quarterly Art Walk
Fri 6/9 @ 5-9PM Summit Artspace in Akron’s Historic Arts District downtown, will be hosting its quarterly artwalk this Friday with the theme “Be the Change, with a focus on how the arts can impact social justice. There’ll be events in its building, as well as adjacent spaces, institutions and businesses.
Join the Adventure: Akron Ohio Self-guided Bike Tour and Rail Ride!
🚴♀️Hey, fellow cyclists! Are you ready for a weekend adventure in Akron? 🌳🌞🚂. Join us on the Akron Ohio Self-guided Bicycle Tour - Bike Aboard Tour on Scenic Railroad this Saturday at 11:00 AM. 🚲🎉
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens’ ‘Founders’ Day Weekend’ June 9-10
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens will celebrate the 88th anniversary of the founding of AA with “Founders’ Day Weekend” June 9 and 10 at the Gate Lodge at 714 N Portage Path in Akron. Admission is free and the event will include a reflections tent, live music...
Breeze Airways adds new flights from Akron, Syracuse & Portland, Maine
Breeze Airways, which touts itself as the “newest, nicest domestic low-fare airline,” added new flights from Norfolk to Akron-Canton, Syracuse, and Portland, Maine.
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