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Photo by Shane Wynn
Mayor Don Plusquellic
Mayor Don introduces the list this year with a couple of his favorite businesses and places to visit in Akron
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Photo by Shane Wynn
Angela is a General Manager at Rubber City Clothing, voted best place to buy Akron-centric items
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Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
With beautiful gardens and historic architecture, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens was voted best local place to take visitors
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photo by Shane Wynn
Pick up a copy of our July issue!
For the full list of this year's Best of the City winners and in-depth interviews from Mayor Don Plusquellic and some of our winners, pick up akronlife at your nearest newsstand.
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Come to our Best of the City Event!August 9th at Summit Mall from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.Hope to see you there!
My Kind of Town — A note from Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic featured in our July 'Best of the City' issue.
First and foremost, I love Akron because we are a city of warm and friendly people. Our citizens care about their community and prove it by contributing one of the highest amounts of volunteer hours in the country each year.Next, I love the fact that our city offers an amazing assortment of amenities. Akron is the gateway to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and I enjoy walking in the Summit County Metro Park system. Both of these parks provide hundreds of miles of hiking trails and include a portion of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.Akron has a variety of great restaurants and sports venues, including Akron’s Canal Park (home of the RubberDucks), Firestone Stadium (home of the Racers), and Firestone Country Club (home of the PGA Bridgestone Golf Invitational), among many others. Akron has a world-class art museum, several performance halls including the Akron Civic, and outstanding free public entertainment venues, including Lock 3 and Lock 4.Akron is a great place to raise a family. I grew up here, and it’s where my children grew up, and where my six grandchildren are growing up enjoying my favorite place to take them: our exceptional Akron Zoo.
– Mayor Don Plusquellic
To see all the winners and discover some great new things The 330 has to offer, pick up July's akronlife magazine.