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Jewelry artist Kate Rieppel grew up in Kent where her mother, Janet, still lives. However, Kate has been living and working in London for years. That would be London, England, not London, Ohio. She was back home for a successful show in Cleveland, where she sold most of the work she brought with her from across the pond. But no worries, Kate's beautiful enamel and metal pieces are available year-round on her website.

Tina Boyes of Kenmore Better Block talked about next weekend's event that will re-imagine Kenmore Boulevard as a vibrant business district. Featuring street buskers, all kinds of other music, food trucks, a beer garden and vendors including a pop-up vinyl store, the event takes place Friday, Sept. 1, from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 2, from noon to 10. For more information, visit the website.  

Bobby Wesner is the artistic director of Neos Dance Theatre, the premier ballet and contemporary dance company serving Northeast Ohio. He talked about the company, which has performances in both nontraditional and traditional venues. The dancers are hitting the road next week to begin a series of guest performances around the region. Their next local performance is Creole Cinderella, set in1920s New Orleans with Dixieland music. It will be at the Civic Theatre in Akron in October; dates to follow. For more information, visit the website.

Paula Rabinowitz, Alyssa Karant and Rick Harig talked about the Akron Recovery Walk, which is starting at noon on Sept. 9 in the rear parking lot of Oriana House on 750 W. Market St. in Highland Square. The free event, which is child and pet friendly, takes participants by historically significant recovery locations like the famous house of the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. The atmosphere for the annual walk is convivial, showing that "you can have fun in sobriety," Rick says. Be sure to arrive before noon, because the walk starts on time. For more information, call Paula, who founded the Akron Recovery Walk, at 330.524.5495.

 

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