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Northeastern Ohio Region.

Cuyahoga River, Kent, OH. Photograph by Matt Keffer
All that is gold does not glitter, not all who wander are lost.
JRR Tolkien
Music aroundKent Magazine

Taichi Chang Style

John Trifero

What is Qi? The Chinese have a wholistic view of life and health. The Chinese word Qi means flowing life energy in the human body. Qi is: breath, blood flow, bio chemical system, bio-electric of the nerves system, lymph nodes system, energy flow, or life force. A better way to understand is it’s the synergic effect of all the body's systems working together for its maximum effect.

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Music aroundKent Magazine

Vision and Excitement

Portage Park District, Jennifer White, B.S., Environmental Studies and Biology

Happy new year and welcome to a new decade! I have been reflecting this past week on how grateful I am to be part of the Portage Park District as we enter this decade with enthusiasm and vision. The mission of the Portage Park District is to conserve Portage County’s natural heritage and provide opportunities for its appreciation and enjoyment.

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Portage Park District Adventures.
Akron Art Museum Akron Ohio

Portage Park District Keeps On Growing
FOR FUN … FOR HEALTH … FOR LIFE!

Executive Director of the district for the past 20 years, Christine Craycroft has a lot to say about the beauty of Portage County, “Portage County has tremendous natural resources – clean water, beautiful forests, wetlands and wildlife habitat – it can be easy to take it for granted. But as this region continues to develop, we need to balance it with conservation to protect our vital natural heritage, while we still have the opportunity. Thankfully, the public showed its support for parks and trails voting to pass our first ever levy in 2014 that finally gives us a stable funding base – it’s made all the difference in the world for our future.”

Berlin Lake Trail. Photo by Matt Keffer

Berlin Lake Trail - Berlin Lake lies in the northeastern part of Ohio at the junction of Stark, Portage, and Mahoning counties. The lake is accessible from U. S. Route 224 and State Routes 14 and 225. Read more about this unique and beautiful place in aroundKent Magazine Vol 17

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. Most of the 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. If you're looking to visit Kent or Northeast Ohio, check out aroundkent for a listing of things to do!