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The Last Dreamer 1927-2022

Patrick O'Connor, Ed.D.

Frances Mae Resik Rottman joined her many departed family members and friends on April 24, 2022. She received an appropriate and well earned send off on April 30. Four generations of relatives and friends mourned and celebrated together. It was a stunning turnout for someone who lived 95 amazing years. As often happens at such times, an unexpected event comforted those attending. A poem/prayer she read each day was found by her daughter. The poem and the origin of it follow the eulogy delivered at her service. Her life was chronicled in her Road Less Traveled, The Last Dreamer, which appeared in AroundKent magazine in fall, 2018 (vol.16), which can be read after the Eulogy.

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Visual Art Showcase - Kwamé Gomez

Mark Keffer, MFA

The vast array of approaches to artmaking produces a perpetually engaging arena for communication and expression. Myriad mediums, philosophies, styles and motivations create a field of inquiry that exists without limits. Even artists working in the same medium, covering similar territory, will generally produce very distinct outcomes.

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Spring Around the Corner

Patrick O'Connor, Ed.D.

Ground Hog Day has been a big celebration in this part of the US since 1887. Each Feb 2 people turn their attention to this big rodent to see if they can get a sense for what the weather will be like in the next six weeks. It’s part of our “prediction culture” which is so prevalent in this country. We seem obsessed with trying to predict outcomes of everything from sporting events to the stock market to elections to the weather.

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Transforming Akron Into a Dynamic Urban Destination Through the Arts

Curated Storefront is an ongoing series of public art exhibits that activate empty storefronts with art installations in downtown Akron. For the past six years, Curated Storefront has activated 29 spaces with 118 exhibits featuring the work of 165 regional and international artists and personally engaged over 5,000 individuals through guided educational tours, virtual live-stream and in-person events. To date, 13 of the 27 buildings activated with exhibits were commercially developed or revitalized post project start.

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Computational Thinking 13 - Cache—Efficiency Thinking

Paul S. Wang, Ph.D.

The dictionary defines the word cache as “a store or collection of items kept in a safe place”. However in computing, cache is a technical term referring to a memory for fast storage and retrieval of data. In this blog post we are going to talk about the latter.An understanding of the cache concept can focus our attention on ready access and efficiency. Knowing how cache memory works inspires us to employ the same ideas to better manage businesses, improve our daily living, and even save lives.

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Visual Art Showcase - Samantha Bias

Mark Keffer, MFA

Photography is a ubiquitous medium in contemporary society, and one that most people have the means of creating at any time. The quickness and ease of photography today produces an endless stream of mundane, throwaway images that generally remain in digital format, never intended to be printed. This state of affairs can make the sight of a thoughtfully and carefully created hard copy photograph even more special. When the subject transcends the cursory and the printing process produces a physical object of esthetic weight, the experience of the photograph can be a rich and multifaceted discovery.

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Computational Thinking 12 - Encryption in The Digital Age

Paul S. Wang, Ph.D.

The Internet and the Web made the entire world a global village. Digital information travels at light speed making instant communication and interactions among people, near and far, a reality. Yet, because of their open nature, data traveling on the Internet and Web are subject to public view, making information security and privacy a real concern for almost everyone.

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Schriber Automotive Machine Shop

David B Lile

I am David B Lile.I captured and produced this group of artistic images from the history filled, well known by all past auto enthusiasts, former Schriber Automotive Machine Shop, which has now been transformed into a community-oriented retail space and local, gathering spot, the Jenks Building, on Front Street, in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

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Wisdom from The Road Less Traveled

Patrick O'Connor, Ed.D.

This edition of the Road Less Traveled features wisdom from subjects featured in aroundKent Magazine. Wisdom is a quality or concept most people have grown accustomed to hearing. It is often associated with people who have lived long, successful lives. It is difficult to describe as it is one of those “you know it when you see or hear it” qualities. Most people know and have known people they describe as wise and seek their wisdom. But what exactly is wisdom?

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aroundKent Magazine Contributors

aroundKent Magazine is an online publication covering Kent Ohio, Akron and Northeast Ohio. Our primary focus is art, music, entertainment and food and written by professionals in different fields. Articles include Visual Art Showcase, University Hospitals, Kent Social Services, including links to Coronavirus COVID-19 info and much more.

aroundkent is a local, regional website containing relevant information about Kent, Ohio and the surrounding area, including all of Northeast Ohio. Our focus is on art, music, food, family and everything in-between. Our content is sent to us by local professionals so it's both accurate and updated regularly. Our goal is simple: to showcase the amazing people, places and things in and around Kent, Ohio.

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