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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Randy Crider vends his art outside MadCap Brew Co. in Kent during Main Street Kents Crafty Crawl Aug. 27, 2023

Main Street Kent’s second Crafty Crawl showcases local artists

Adriana Gasiewski, Staff Reporter August 28, 2023

This year’s Crafty Crawl featured everything from colorful crochet stuffed dinosaurs to wooden six pack containers meant to hold beer – but it's the items with imperfections that attract the most attention. MadCap...

Kent’s Best Brew winner, Bell Tower Brewing, is located at 310 Park Ave.

Best brew

Molly Hoffer, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: Bell Tower Brewing After spending almost two years looking for the right property for their brewery, Ryan Tipton and the other two owners of Bell Tower Brewing settled on a building that was home...

The Zydeco Kings performing in the Water Street Tavern at the Kent Blues Festival on June 16, 2022.

Threat of rain doesn’t stop music of 13th annual Kent Blues Festival

Berkeley Chadwick, Reporter July 17, 2022

Crowds gathered in downtown Kent Saturday for the city’s 13th annual Blues Festival, where more than 30 bands performed at 23 indoor and outdoor venues all over the city. The event, which ran from 1...

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...

Acorn Alley also joined in the festivities. 

Downtown Kent goes Red for National Heart Month

Brynne Mann Reporter February 14, 2021

Downtown Kent has hearts lining the streets and filling window fronts for National Heart Month. Main Street Kent was inspired by the American Heart Association’s National Heart Month to create an event...


Amazon October 13, 2020

The New York Times called the textbook in question, Anime from Akira to Howl's Moving Castle, "a thoughtful and carefully researched account." Its author, Susan J. Napier, is a Professor of the Japanese...

North Water Brewing Co. building, located at 101 Crain Ave. 

Craft brewery in Kent set to open in late October

Mason Lawlor Reporter October 4, 2020

Located at 101 Crain Ave. near downtown Kent, North Water Brewing Co. will open its doors later this month.  The craft brewery lies near the Lake Road intersection, next to Tree City Feed and Kent Cycle.  Don...

North Water Brewing Co. plans to open September 4, on Labor Day weekend at 101 Crain Ave. in Kent, Ohio.

North Water Brewing Co. plans to open this fall on Crain Avenue

Gina Schlegel Reporter June 6, 2020

North Water Brewing Co., an environmentally focused and community-driven craft beer brewery, plans to open this fall at 101 Crain Ave. in Kent, Ohio.Part owner Don Schjeldahl is one of five founders who...

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