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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Attendees visit vendor booths and tables set up along Main Street.

Heritage Festival returns to downtown Kent for its 27th year

Vivien Starcher, Reporter July 3, 2022

The annual Heritage Festival made its way to the streets of downtown Kent on Saturday, July 2. At 10 a.m., classic cars lined up along N. Water Street with sounds of the '70s playing in the background...

Crooked River offered succulent plant flights, or succulents planted in glass, to customers for the Crafty Crawl.

Main Street Kent hosts first-ever ‘Crafty Crawl’ featuring crafted goods and craft beers

Colleen Burns and Gianna Cicchi June 26, 2022

Craft beer, local arts and crafts, music and food were part of Main Street Kent's first Crafty Crawl event on June 25 from noon to 5 p.m. Kent’s streets were filled with eager customers who made their...

Attendees line East Main Street for the fourth annual Kent Craft Beer Fest.

Kent Jaycees to use Craft Beer Fest proceeds to give back to the community

Kennedy Gotham, Reporter May 21, 2022

As the day began to warm up, Kent Craft Beer Fest attendees lined up along East Main Street to get a taste of local Ohio breweries. The fourth annual festival, which ran from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, was...

Oktoberfest came to downtown Kent Sept. 25. German themed menus were displayed throughout the festivities.

Oktoberfest brought German culture to Main Street

Lucy Connolly Reporter September 29, 2021

This past Saturday, Main Street Kent put on its annual Oktoberfest where restaurants and vendors brought a bit of German culture to the community, along with plenty of beer. “​​We like participating...

Photo Courtesy of Robert Burford.

Kent Blues Fest is back in town

Sam Wright Reporter July 17, 2021

The Kent Blues Fest will be taking place on Saturday, July 17. The free live music will be located at 23 indoor and outdoor venues all over Kent. The 2020 Blues Festival was canceled because of the COVID-19...

Photo courtesy of The Kent Stage Facebook.

Kent Stage reopening after renovations bring it back to life

Sam Wright Reporter July 6, 2021

Kent Stage is out with the old and in with the new as renovations are making the building come back to life. Entertainment has been brought to Northeast Ohio at Kent Stage since 2002. Live music will...

Kelly Dietrick in front of local artists artwork.

Local business spotlight: Troppus Projects

Chloe Zofchak Reporter May 15, 2021

With anything from paper clip earrings to art exhibits, Troppus Projects still has a unique presence in Downtown Kent five years after it opened its doors. Troppus Projects, located at 141 South Water...

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Haymaker Farmers’ Market starts its’ summer season for the 29th year

Brynne Mann Reporter May 15, 2021

The Haymaker Farmers’ Market is kicking off is 29th year in downtown Kent with its summer season on Franklin Avenue every Saturday. The summer season features a wide variety of vendors with fresh produce,...

Squirrel City Jewelers is located in Downtown Kent.

Alumnus-owned business employs local artists despite economic uncertainty for small businesses

Lindsey Vlasic Reporter May 11, 2021

Downtown Kent has a wide array of shops, bars and restaurants that are locally owned and operated. Squirrel City Jewelers is owned by Kent State alumnus Michael Faehnel. He received his B.F.A in jewelry,...

Giovanna Grand celebrated her 21st birthday in Dec. at MGM casino with her boyfriend, Colin.

21st birthday celebrations through the pandemic

Camryn Kocher Reporter April 30, 2021

Birthday celebrations are very special for some, especially your 21st birthday. However, many people had to change their special plans because of the pandemic. Giovanna Grand, senior fashion merchandising...

Carnaby Street Style announced their closing on Instagram.

Changes to Downtown Kent 2020-2021

Chloe Zofchak Reporter April 28, 2021

Kent is known for being the college town with a tight-knit community of students, families, businesses and more. People come from near and far towns to enjoy the scenery and frequent social events Kent...

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