Mark Arehart of Ohio Public Radio:
“A new coloring book features public spaces in one Akron neighborhood. It’s a mural project called the Kenmore Imagineer and residents hope it will add a splash of color to Kenmore Boulevard.
“Kenmore gets a bad rap outside of Kenmore, and even sometimes inside of Kenmore,” Tina Boyes, executive director of the Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance, said.
It was once its own city, with a bustling downtown full of shops and theaters and even streetcars running along Kenmore Boulevard.
“I think people have seen the decline of the neighborhood due to disinvestment of industry,” she said.
But she believes the neighborhood is coming back. It has several music venues, a barber shop, guitar shops, comic book stores and even an indoor skate park.
“Kenmore has so much life and so much vibrancy that you don’t see on the surface,” she said.”