Saturday, December 19, 2015

Missile Toe @ The Museum

On Thursday the "World's Greatest Christmas Brand" brought their show to the Akron Art Museum. Seeing Missile Toe perform at various places around town is one of my favorite Holiday traditions. You should make it one of yours. They play tonight at The Empire Concert Club and on Christmas Night at The Matinee.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Deck the Hall

On Sunday night my family and I went to Stan Hywet Hall to see their Christmas Light displays. The outside grounds are decked out in lights and the rooms of the Manor House are decorated too. Christmas Ale and ginger bread cookies were for sale - and even though the weather hasn't gotten me much in the mood for Christmas this night at Stan Hywet sure did.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Akron2Akron: Christmas History Walk

On Saturday evening Joanna Wilson led an Akron2Akron walk exploring the history of retail, Christmas displays in Downtown. Half of it took a little imagination and half of the history was still there. Being that South Howard street was demolished(as well as the original commercial district) Joanna's descriptions had to take you there. On the Southern side of Downtown the window displays have been recreated in some of the original department store windows(the former Polsky's and O'Neil's) as well as in the Mayflower. 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Pittsburgh on Foot

On Saturday I drove out to Pittsburgh to take Sara to her job at the Holiday Market downtown. She is working for a German glass blower she met who used to have a booth at the Christkindl market here in Akron. I spent the better part of two days walking the streets of Pittsburgh shooting photos and learning the lay of the land. Here is a selection of those....