Friday, 24 May 2024 17:12

Cool Off!

With the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day just around the corner.   Temps are going to start getting a lot warmer.  Schools will be out and families will be looking for spots to cool off... or should I say Pool Off!!!

(Check all listings before driving or travelling....)

Akron Pools and Splash Pads: 
Perkins Woods Pool - 899 Diagonal Rd.
Joy Park Community Center Splash Pad - 825 Fuller St.
Firestone Park Community Center Splash Pad - 1480 Girard St... are all supposed to open June 3rd.
Cuyahoga Falls:
Water Works Family Aquatic Center - 2025 Munroe Falls Ave.  Opens May 29th
Central Park Splash Pad - 1795 Steese Road Opening Day is Saturday...
Maca Aquatic Center - 183 Maca Dr.  Opening Day is Saturday

Twinsburg Water Park - 10260 1/2 Ravenna Road.  Opening Day is Saturday

Now if the weather just cooperates.   There are plenty more area pools these are just a few.  

Published in Ben McKee
Friday, 24 May 2024 09:33

Memorial Day weekend is here!

This is one of my favorite weekends of the year! It is of course the unofficial start of Summer, and there is so much to look forward to over the next few months. I enjoy the warmer weather and really, we are just at the beginning!

I hope you have a fun filled weekend with friends and family. Make sure you spend time doing the things you enjoy. 

Have a great long weekend. If you are travelling, be safe and good luck that nothing goes wrong :)

Published in Eric Matthews
Friday, 24 May 2024 01:32

Memorial Day

Its Memorial Day this weekend! Have a great time and be safe, and don't forget to recognize the reasons why we set this day aside in remembrance. 

Here's a video to refresh you on the importance of this Holiday. 

Now, do you have any specific plans for Monday? Maybe you're visiting a cemetery or spectating a parade. Personally, I'll likely be looking for a car show to attend in my El Camino. 

This weekend and always, I'd like to ask that you be responsible and drive sober. Have yourself an amazing couple of days, and we'll catch up on the other side of them! 

Published in Joe Headley

The Nightlight Cinema on High St in Downtown Akron is growing! They are about to celebrate 10 years and just in time, they are adding a 2nd screen!

Not only that, but also being added is a bar and a film library! This is great news for something local right here in our backyard to be able to expand and serve the community even more! The Beacon Journal has all the details spelled out in the article here.

Published in Eric Matthews
Thursday, 23 May 2024 02:23

My Top Ten: Cookout Foods! 

Memorial Day is this Sunday, marking the unofficial start of summer! With that, there's no better time to talk about some of the foods we enjoy most at a cookout. 

With friends and family, gathering for an outside meal is one of my favorite parts of these warmer months we're just getting into. From holidays like Independence Day to graduation parties and birthdays, a cookout is a great way to feed any number of people. It's especially nice when the guests each bring a little something, whether that's some homemade salad or even just a few two liters of pop. 

I'm not the type to man the grill, but I'm happy to help set up the tables and clean everything afterwards. It's probably best that way. Ideally, you'll find me playing cornhole or something until it's time to chow down.  

So, you bring the paper plates and plastic forks, I'll pick up some buns and condiments; it's my top ten favorite cookout foods! 

10. Ribs

9. Baked beans

8. Homemade Lemonade

7. Corn on the Cob

6. Potato Chips

5. Hotdogs

4. Cheesy Potatoes (or Mac n' cheese) 

3. Steak Kabobs

2. Grilled Chicken

1. Cheeseburgers

Published in Joe Headley
Wednesday, 22 May 2024 18:17

Across the pond they will go

Brothers Osborne will be playing Jacobs Pavilion for their "Might As Well Be Us" tour on June 29th. If you would rather have a more...exotic place to see them, maybe I have an idea.

The brothers will begin 2025 on the road going through the UK and Ireland! They will begin the European leg January 17th in Dublin and finish January 30th in London. They also plan to hit places like Belfast, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and more!

If you've needed an excuse to get to the UK, here is a possibility.

Published in Eric Matthews
Wednesday, 22 May 2024 12:22

Congratulations Lainey!

Lainey Wilson performed her new song, "Hang Tight Honey" on the finale of The Voice last night, and after that performance Reba McEntire had a surprise for the ACM Entertainer of the Year.

The Voice host Carson Daly invited Lainey to the front of the stage for a quick chat, but Reba quickly hijacked the conversation by opening a small black box, that held Lainey's official invitation to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Fortunately her family was in the audience to witness the magical milestone and there were, of course, tears.

Lainey made her Opry debut on Valentine's Day of 2020. Her induction will take place June 7th during CMA Fest.

Congratulations Lainey! We can't wait to see you at The Country Fest!

Published in Cherise
Wednesday, 22 May 2024 11:24

Wrasslin' Wednesday!

WWE heads back to Saudi Arabia this weekend...  It's King and Queen of The Ring at 1pm EST on Saturday.  

Becky Lynch vs Liv Morgan  - Becky is on a roll with the Women's World Championship but I believe the Liv Morgan Revenge Tour gets a conclusion with the Gold around her waist!  (Insert evil laugh here!) 

Cody Rhodes vs Logan Paul - Cody is gonna give Logan Paul something to talk about.  Mainly how the belt is staying on The American Nightmare.  

Chad Gable vs Bronson Reed vs Sami Zayn - The Intercontinental Championship will travel over seas but will not travel any further than Sami Zayn's Hands.  Sorry Gable...

Lyra Valkyria vs Bianca Belair Or Nia Jax For The Queen Of The Ring Crown -I think Bianca Belair will take Nia Jax to the limit on Smackdown.  But Lyra Valkyria will take the Crown.  All Hail the Queen!!!

Gunther vs Randy Orton Or Tama Tonga For The King Of The Ring Crown - Gunther is proving that his reign is fast tracked.  Randy Orton is robbed by Gunther's or The Bloodline's Henchmen...  Gunther will gain the Crown and begin his reign of terror...

Remember these are just my thoughts nothing solid or any insight into these predictions.  I make my picks the Wednesday before the PLE on Peacock.  Have fun watching and may all your wrassler's win!  

Published in Ben McKee
Wednesday, 22 May 2024 02:25

The Heat!

I'm not sure what changed, but I'm really not loving these hot days we've been having. I used to hate the winter and prefer the summer, but not anymore. 

Fall is by and large my favorite season, and that's always been a constant. I love that we experience the full spectrum here in Northeast Ohio, but I think summer is coming in a little strong, currently. The most temperate seasons, spring and autumn, are never long enough; whereas the more intense seasons in terms of weather, winter and summer, seem to drag on. 

I'm certainly not saying I hate summer, but at this point I'd rather experience a forty-degree day than a ninety-degree day. That mainly just comes down to my ability to function outside and the fact that I can always add a layer of clothing. Also, both of my vehicles have great heat but no A/C. I'm sure getting that going (alongside a swimming pool in my backyard) would tip the scales back in favor of summertime, but that's pretty much where I'm at. 

I'd rather have a hot tub anyways, and with one, I bet you'll get way more suitable days per year here to dip in than you would with a pool. 

I'm considering attempting to recharge the A/C system in my Blazer, but I'd hate to spend upwards of forty dollars just to discover that it won't work. As such, I've been hesitant to purchase the canister, but if these days keeping going like this it won't be long before I do.

According to the calendar, it's not even summer yet! We still have nearly a full month. 

From car shows to fishing, there's a ton of stuff I love about summertime. Maybe there's a top ten list that needs written on the topic....

For now, though, can we cool it? 

Published in Joe Headley
Tuesday, 21 May 2024 22:40

Told You We Need More Carl!

We are 21 days away from The Country Fest!  I am excited to see Riley Green especially his new song "Damn Good Day To Leave".  

I mentioned earlier this year that we need more of Riley's Corgi Carl.

Apparently we maybe more of Carl in an intro...  Morgan does the whole walk-up to Broadway Girls...

Riley is having Carl do a walk-up video:


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