Tag Archives: Local Businesses

West Side Market Day Showcases Local Sustainable Artisans

FB_IMG_1441200095872The recent Jefferson Avenue Market Day in Highland Square included local artisans from The Akron Honey Company, Akron Coffee Roasters, Urban Buzz, Not Yo’ Daddy’s Mexican Hot Sauce and Sweet Mary’s Bakery.

 

Story by Deb Dockery

On a recent scorching Sunday afternoon, innovative beekeeper and owner of Akron Honey Co. Brent Wesley afforded west side shoppers an island from the heat and humidity by organizing the second annual Jefferson Avenue Market Day.

The tented display booths showcased cooking demonstrations and novel new products from Akron’s new generation of creative young entrepreneurs. These businesses are proudly touting  local and sustainable partnerships that have woven a fabric of camaraderie and interdependence among themselves. Booths swarmed with curiosity and taste-testing.

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The Spirit of Giving on Display in Tallmadge City Schools

 

 

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Story By: Katie Cassaro

Christmas is the season of giving. But what if it was like Christmas in the city all year round? What would that look like?

Tallmadge city schools and their Dare to Share (DTS) program feeding students from low-income households give us a glimpse of that.

Out of the 18,000 residents in Tallmadge, 10% of live in poverty.

Six hundred students receive free and reduced cost lunches in the elementary, middle and high schools.

And for the past year, thanks to DTS, kids aren’t coming to school hungry on Monday mornings anymore. Continue reading