Great Places in Ohio Award

In 2015, the City of Cuyahoga Falls initiated a downtown transformation strategy to replace the failing 37 year old Front Street pedestrian mall.  At the first downtown circulation plan meeting, a PowerPoint slide was displayed that simply stated “A dream is just a dream…A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.”  The […]

Arts & Culture Patron: Karen Cheung

What is your earliest memory of participating in arts and culture in Summit County? I remember when I first moved to Akron for grad school 15 years ago, I didn’t know what fun things there were to do in town.  But I heard about the Broadway in Akron series at EJ Thomas Hall.  The very first show I […]

Arts & Culture Patron: Seth and Nate Vaill

What is your earliest memory of participating in arts and culture?The answer to this question has multiple parts. Our first memory of taking part in the arts was at Norton High School, where our Dad was a teacher and the director of Drama and Forensics. We spent many evenings with him, watching play rehearsals, and […]

Arts & Culture Patron Profile: Judge Joy Malek Oldfield

Tell us a little bit about yourself:My name is Joy Malek Oldfield.  I am one of the judges in the General Division of the Summit County Common Pleas Court.  I handle felony criminal matters and civil disputes. I also run the Turning Point Program – a recovery program for felony offenders.  I live in Akron, about two miles […]