Green gets gooey

The thing about grilled cheese sandwiches is this: even when they’re bad, they’re good. It’s hard to mess up a dish that hinges, literally, on bread and cheese.

Rock ‘n’ roll life

A lifelong fan of rock ’n’ roll, Meredith Rutledge-Borger has her dream job. As associate curator for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum—a job she has held for 19 years—she collects fascinating and priceless artifacts from the biggest stars in music, past and present, and assembles exhibitions around them.

Two-Tank Trip: Pittsburgh

Stark County is uniquely positioned such that big Ohio cities such as Cleveland and Columbus are easily accessible; so it’s almost unfair that it also is close to fun spots in neighboring states, such as Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Two-Tank Trip: Berlin

Unless you’re looking for Swiss cheese and quilts, you might not think of Amish country as a place to get your shopping on.

Two-Tank Trip: Kalahari Resort

Mention spring break to a college-age student and the destination is likely to include a 15-hour road trip south of here to the beaches of Florida.

Blu Jazz+

Downtown Akron nightspot BLU Jazz+ has brought the city’s jazz tradition back to vibrant life. Located in the same lively neighborhood as the Akron Art Museum, The Nightlight Cinema, Musica concert club and Crave restaurant, BLU is a sophisticated venue for live jazz, be it local, regional or national.

Roam Date: Coshocton & Tuscarawas

Travel a little farther south to experience a day, or two, getting “away from it all.” Sometimes your relationship needs a little more TLC than a date night, and a trip to the foothills of Appalachia wine country can do just that.

Roam Date: Akron

Our northern neighbor has an incredible variety of date night options, and more importantly, a variety of options throughout any month and season. During the warmer months, enjoy one of the fantastic sports venues, and don’t forget the handful of wineries spread across Summit County.

Roam Date: Cleveland

For a truly culture-filled date, head straight to University Circle in Cleveland. The up-and-coming, eastside neighborhood is full of high-class eats and top-notch museums, thanks to a rich history and the Case Western Reserve University.