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Best of Kent 2024: A look at the best eats in Kent

Erin Sullivan, TV2 Reporter April 9, 2024

The Best of Kent results are in. TV2's Erin Sullivan stopped by a few of your favorite food places in Kent.   Erin Sullivan is a TV2 reporter. Contact her at [email protected]

Scribbles Coffee Shop worker preparing coffee on March 24th, 2024. Scribbles is located at 237 N. Water St. in Kent.

BOK ’24: Best coffee

Adriana Gasiewski, Beat Reporter April 4, 2024

FIRST: Scribbles Coffee Company Strings of fairy lights and a wall of syrups may catch patrons’ eyes when they walk into Scribbles Coffee Company to pick up their favorite seasonal coffee or to have...

Gabby Smith works at the Kent State Library, which is located at 1125 Risman Drive.

Best place to study

Kayla Gleason, Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: University Library The community has voted the University Library as the best place to study for the 10th year in a row. With 12 floors providing different learning environments, University Library...

Kent State alumna Poppy Henrikson (left) and junior Polina Kisileva (right) work behind the counter at Scribbles Coffee Co. March 15, 2023. Scribbles Coffee Co. received several Best of Kent nominations and is located at 237 N. Water St.

Best coffee

Leah Shepard, Staff Reporter April 7, 2023

FIRST: Scribbles Coffee Co.  Scribbles Coffee Co. is community-oriented before anything else, according to eight-year owner Beth Budzar.  Scribbles’ location moved from Cincinnati to Kent in 2007,...

The Mill District mural by Emily Anne Buckingham and Joshua Bentley located at 300 N. Water St.

Kent Walking Tour highlights public art downtown

Brynne Mann Reporter March 19, 2021

The sky was full of dark gray clouds and raindrops sprinkled the sidewalk outside. Despite the weather, a young blonde woman stood between two buildings staring at a landscape painting of the same area. The...

Inside of Scribbles Coffee Co. in downtown Kent.

Downtown businesses fall back into place for start of semester

Dylan Reynolds September 6, 2017

As Kent State students adjust to their class schedules this semester, area businesses are adapting and preparing for those students to become their new customers.Brian Smith, manager of All Media Art Supply...

Drink coffee, fight poverty

Anne-Marie Colant March 9, 2016

Coffee and community service go hand in hand during the month of March at Scribbles Coffee. It has partnered with ARM (Anonymous Relief Mission) and Paint Nite, a company that offers groups the chance...

Barista Astrid Klingenberg prepares a drink Monday morning on April 6, 2015, at Tree City Coffee and Pastry in Kent, Ohio. Tree City has a wide variety of baked goods and beverages for customers to choose from.

Best Coffee Shop: Tree City Coffee & Pastry

McKenzie Jean-Philippe April 7, 2015

Tree City Coffee & PastryFounded in 2011, Tree City Coffee & Pastry is a privately owned coffee shop located in Downtown Kent.With features like a fireplace and comfy couch, the shop offers a comfortable...

Starbuck’s new featured drink is a flat white coffee. The drink is steamed milk over a single or double shot of expresso.

‘Flat White’ coffee starts strong, finishes sweet

Jamie Brian February 10, 2015

One sip and a flat white coffee goes down smooth, numbing taste buds with two shots of espresso. The velvety texture of the steamed milk gives it a gentle feel, but it has a more intense flavor than a...

Sam Chronister, junior psychology major, reads his poetry at Scribbles on Saturday night, Sept. 20, 2014. Scribbles is now hosting a poetry night once a month.

Poetry Reading Series at Scribbles looks to grow

Andrew Keiper September 24, 2014

Scribbles Coffee in downtown Kent was host to a night of live poetry readings by Kent State University students Saturday."The whole point was to give friends and the Kent community a public forum for poetry,"...

Warm fun is still attainable during the polar vortex

Katy Coduto February 19, 2014

While spring feels so close, it’s still so far away — especially if you’re in northeast Ohio. We all know that snow can fall well into April here, and it looks like these polar vortexes are becoming...

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