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JANE’S WALKS MAKE COMMUNITY CONNECTION

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Story By Dorothy Markulis

Exhilarating!

That’s how Phyllis Jividen, Akron organizer for Jane’s Walk described last year’s premier event.

phyllisPhyllis Jividen

Jane’s Walks, slated for May 1st, 2nd and 3rd this year, are a variety of volunteer-led urban walks which encourage community participation and provide an opportunity for the average citizen to make suggestions to make the area better.

“This is the second year for Jane’s Walk,” said Jividen. “Last year we had three walks with more than 60 participants.”

This year a dozen walks are planned for May 1st, 2nd and 3rd just in Summit County.

Pre-registration is not necessary, just visit Janeswalk.org/akron for a list of walks and times and where the walks will begin.

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Alternative Transportation Discussed at Recent GAINS Meeting – 2013-08-21

By: Devin Conner

Alternative transportation was recently discussed at the latest Greater Akron Innovation Network for Sustainability (GAINS) meeting held at Musica in downtown Akron and one of those alternatives were electric bicycles.

As gas prices continue to occupy the forefront of community discussions and the effect of our nation’s energy consumption we are led to the reality that finding new ways to get around is a necessity.

Unfortunately, many people do not know much about the different options at their disposal, according to GAINS who met to discuss ways to curb our reliance on fossil fuels for transportation.

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