December 2013 Issue


Rubber City Revival

From boutiques to studio galleries to restaurants — artists, artisans and chefs are reinventing downtown Akron.

Shopping List

From a historic river city to a quaint 19th century ethnic neighborhood, explore five shopping districts where Main Street thrives.

Food + Drink

Holiday Heritage

Velvet Ice Cream Co. president Luconda Dager invites us into her kitchen to share in her family’s food traditions.

How to Make Clothespin Cookies

Add this reader favorite to your holiday cookie tray. And bookmark this recipe, because your guests are going to be asking for it. 


Jim Brickman on Creating Holiday Magic with Music

The renowned pianist and songwriter Jim Brickman discusses his new album and growing up in Ohio.

Spirit Guide

The Canton Museum of Art spotlights works that have been shaped by faith.

Home + Garden

How To: Make a Foraged Table Garland

From do-it-yourself, natural table decorations to preparing a pantry, Kelli Hanley Potts encourages a thoughtful approach to the home.

Ohio Life

Lessons for Life

Meet three Ohio educators who are equipping their students with a curiosity for learning that extends far beyond graduation.

My Ohio: Wild Reminder

A column of frozen water serves as a lesson in the unpredictability of nature.

Work of Faith

Nick America has spent his life repairing church steeples and bell towers across the nation.