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


Cameos of Caring: Nurses Week 2020

It's Nurses Week! 🩺 *THANK YOU* caregivers, for working the long nights and early mornings, for being a pillar in our community and for always showing up to help our neighbors. Here are The 330 nurses we highlighted as the most recent recipients of the Camoes of Caring awards: https://www.akronlife.com/beauty-and-wellness/cameos-of-caring-nurses-week-2020/

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akronlife.com Caregivers, thank you for being a pillar in our community and for always showing up to help our neighbors. Here are The 330 nurses we highlighted as the most recent recipients of the Cameos of Caring awards.

Need last minute Mother's Day ideas? 💛Celebrate the important women in your life with these local gifts and to-go meals. Mom deserves it! 💐 #stayhome #staysafe #shoplocal https://www.akronlife.com/blogs/330-area-blog/mom-deserves-it/


Bean Buzz

Wake up with a cup of joe that tastes like The 330. Support these hometown coffee shops by enjoying their unique drinks and products. With all the social distancing, you deserve a pick-me-up. ☕️ https://www.akronlife.com/blogs/330-area-blog/bean-buzz/

akronlife.com Wake up with a cup of joe that tastes like The 330. Support these hometown coffee shops by enjoying their unique drinks and products. With all the social distancing, you deserve a pick-me-up.

Portraits of a Pandemic

Today was the day that Akron Life Magazine got their May issue out and it is humbling to see so many photos from this series included in the magazine. This is just a portion of the shots they used, there are more photos on the Instagram story. But my cell phone images don’t do this justice! Pickup a magazine or order one online! Take a look at all of the wonderful people who helped make this collection incredible.

The May issue is here! 💛 No subscription? No problem! Non-subscribers can purchase the individual May issue and we'll ship it to you. Here's the link: https://simplecirc.com/akron-life/item/2989/may-2020


Fact Check

Relevant Read: “When Truth Mattered: The Kent State Shootings 50 Years Later” by Robert Giles, a behind-the-scenes look at the Beacon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting of May 4, 1970. See our Q+A with Robert here https://www.akronlife.com/education/fact-check/.

akronlife.com Robert Giles had to make a call. It was right before the deadline for the Akron Beacon Journal on May 4, 1970, and there were two versions of the shootings of students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State University.

We see all of you heroes out there rocking those masks every day! Akron Life would love to thank you. Send us your favorite photos of you and your loved ones protecting our community in your stylish face masks. Because #SafeSmilesSaveLives! Just use the hashtag #SafeSmilesSaveLives and #akronlifemag in your photos or send them to [email protected]. We will post the best photos on our social media platforms for the the chance to be included in the June issue of Akron Life magazine and some fantastic shop local prizes!

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Enjoy this photo of an adorable river otter and a feel good story to kick off your #earthday. 🌎 We all love seeing the wildlife at the Akron Zoo. But few realize the local and global conservation efforts the zoo carries out daily to go green and help save animals on the verge of extinction. Read all about it here: https://www.akronlife.com/education/long-may-they-roam/

We hope you all get outside to celebrate our beautiful planet today!


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Dear 330 Community,

Many of us are home right now, nervous about the safety of our family and friends. During these uncertain times, Akron Life will continue to provide you with what is truly local and unique to our area. Most of the small businesses you see in the pages of Akron Life will need our (and your) support to help keep their doors open.

We are all stronger together.

Before too long, we will all be able to get on with our lives and resume dining out, going to events and visiting our favorite local spots. But for now, our staff is working on story ideas while adapting to the ever-changing landscape — and we need your help. Subscribing to Akron Life magazine will help us continue to bring you award-winning content. We are offering one-year subscriptions for only $1 per issue to continue supporting Akron Life in this unprecedented time. Please consider subscribing today. You can also visit our website, akronlife.com, and subscribe to our free weekly e-newsletter, The 330 Connect, for updates on how community members are lifting each other up in recent months. Your continued support allows us to promote local businesses and tell their stories as we weather this storm together and come out more united.


Colin Baker
Publisher of Akron Life magazine

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330 Hero Series: Infection Specialist Nancy Reynolds

Meet this hero working on the frontlines against the pandemic, looking out for all of us in The 330. Click the link below to read the newest installment of our 330 Heroes series: Infection Specialist Nancy Reynolds.


akronlife.com Nancy Reynolds had a routine. As the system director of infection prevention and control at Summa Health System, she would review lab results, stop by patient units to check on those in isolation and attend a few meetings.


Easter Treats

Hop into the holiday with these local goodies and eats to enjoy at home. #stayhome #staysafe #shoplocal #easter


akronlife.com Hop into the holiday with these local goodies and eats to enjoy at home.

Looking for something to read? You can still get the April issue and 330Homes in mail.



330 Hero Series: Mask Maker Corey Cargill

Next up in our 330 Heroes series: Mask Maker Corey Cargill. This 24-year-old Akronite is helping out local healthcare workers in a big way. ♥️


akronlife.com Identify the problem, then take initiative — this is the mission Corey Cargill lives by. The 24-year-old Akronite started the Make a Mask Akron group on Facebook after realizing the severity of mask shortages.


Get Your Local Culture Fix Now

From gallery tours to craft lessons to an online arts fest, Northeast Ohio institutions have gone virtual. Check out our virtual guide and get your culture fix now.


akronlife.com From gallery tours to craft lessons to an online arts fest, Northeast Ohio institutions have gone virtual.


330 Hero Series: Truck Driver Melvin James

Today we salute all of the essential workers out there helping our world continue spinning. Click the link below to read the second installment of our 330 Hero Series: Truck Driver Melvin James.


akronlife.com Barberton resident Melvin James continues to hit the road with the Akron-based JRayl Transport — delivering goods for Joann Fabrics and Crafts, Arhaus, Morton Salt and tire companies like Michelin.


330 Hero Series: Zach Freidhof Brings the Light

We don't know about you, but we needed some good news. Click the link below to bring some brightness to your day and read the first of our 330 Hero Series: Zach Freidhof Brings the Light.


akronlife.com As the executive director of the Big Love Network, Zach Freidhof is all about building community. He’s still doing that even after we’ve been ordered to be apart during the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Looking for healthy options to feast on at home? Try making this yummy homemade hummus! It's easy to make and customize to be just the way you like it. Throw a #stayhome "house party" by building a hummus platter with your favorite dippers for a beautiful, healthy display. //// 📸 Natalie Spencer •


Our everyday lives have looked different the past few weeks. At this point, most of us have gone a little stir crazy spending so much time inside — you might’ve even started talking to your cat! At Akron Life, we’ve moved from working in our offices to writing from our kitchen tables. We’re interested in seeing and hearing how your day-to-day routines have changed. Send us snapshots of your new normal with the hashtag #330AtHome. It might be a picture of your family creating crafts or a photo of a beloved pet helping you write those work emails. Brighten our day and others by commenting below or emailing [email protected]. We hope you and yours are staying safe at home during this time.


Take a Hike

Take a Hike on one of these Metro Parks trails!


akronlife.com Trails for every age and experience level


Spring Cleaning Refresher Course

Spring is here and we're all at home. It's the perfect time to get organized. Here are a few helpful tips to get your spring cleaning started. 🧹🧹🧹🧹 #stayhome #staysafe


akronlife.com Spring is a time of renewal. The warming temps and budding crocuses make us want to throw open windows, sweep away the winter detritus and embrace a new season. For most of us that means a healthy dose of spring cleaning.


This is Hank...I just had a chance to interview the folks from Akron Life Magazine to update you on how they are dealing with adapting to these trying times. Check it out, and make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel as well. We are going to be using that platform a lot more in these upcoming months to do these sorts of interviews. Thanks!


Delivery & To-go Options for Eating Local

Running low on quarantine snacks? Here are some delivery and to-go options to satisfy your cravings while supporting local businesses.

Have a spot you would like us to add? Please email Managing Editor Kelly Petryszyn at [email protected].

akronlife.com These local businesses are still open for to-go ordering or delivery.


Fun Local Things To Do From The Comfort of Your Home

Give Netflix a rest. Get your local cultural fix at home with these virtual options, including a social distance dance party at 8 p.m. tonight live from Jilly's Music Room.

akronlife.com You can still have fun and connect with others while riding out the new coronavirus situation. Try these awesome suggestions for a good time that supports your local economy.

[03/19/20]   It’s been a tough time. But many in The 330 have already shown such outpouring of support to the community during the new coronavirus pandemic. We are working to keep you informed on how our neighbors are getting through this and helping others along the way. It’s been inspiring how our local businesses are adapting to keep us connected, too. If you have a heartwarming story of support, photos of what you are doing at home or want to share how a business is adapting during this situation, send your story to [email protected]. Stay safe. We will get through this together.

Because we could all use acts of kindness right now, we would like you to have a complimentary digital version of our March issue. Just follow the link below!



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Take a short drive and follow your hunger to 5 foodie destinations and quick bites we’ve chosen for you in this month’s issue of @akronlifemag //// 📸 Photo by Tylar Sutton

It’s here! The #CIFF44 program line-up is now live at www.clevelandfilm.org! Look for Program Guides to hit the streets beginning March 2. Find them at Cleveland Cinemas locations, most libraries, Dollar Bank branches, and coffee houses throughout the area.

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The NFL was born right here! Pick up a copy of this month’s @akronlifemag and take a look back at how the league started in Canton 100 years ago and grew into a cornerstone of our country. //// 📸 Photo provided by Pro Football Hall of Fame

It’s one of the best days of the year! And it’s not too late to join us, tickets to @akonredandwhite will be available at the door for $95 general admission and $135 VIP. Come hungry, 20 of the area’s top restaurants will be serving up delicious tastings for an evening of great food & drink, exciting auctions and raffles and most importantly, supporting the @arthritisfoundation’s mission of conquering and curing the nation’s leading cause of disability. #330FlavorAwards #330Food #AkronRedWhite

Join us at @akronredandwhite in the VIP Lounge for additional chef-inspired food tastings, high-end wine pairings with guest experts, adult milkshakes, craft cocktails, a caricature artist and more surprises! The VIP Lounge is putting a twist on some staple classics and you will not want to miss out. VIP tickets are available at www.arthritis.org/redandwhite, to upgrade an existing ticket contact [email protected]. #330FlavorAwards #330Food #AkronRedWhite

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