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Old 08-01-2011, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Akron, Ohio
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I've been in the area for about a month now, still unpacking and such, but when I finally have some free time, I was wondering if anyone could recommend things to do, programs, activities, etc. for the Wyoming area or what I should take advantage of as a new resident. Me and my finance are in our late twenties, but would also be interested in things geared toward families as well even though it is just the two of us.

Thanks in advance,
Kate
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:40 PM
 
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Everything you will want to do in Wyoming, will only be found elsewhere.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Stand by for all kinds of ideas from our "colleague" Jen35! A recent arrival herself, she should be up on all that's current.
As for me, I'm Cincinnati-born and Wyoming-raised so can clue you in on one local pleasure. On just about any given sunny hot day, the folks at Wyoming Meat Market (Wyoming & Crescent Ave's, a short block from the RR tracks) get their grill on. They do it with Weber kettle grills, with made-to-order hamburgers the feature. Just stroll up, tell 'em how you want yours prepared, name the add-on's and condiments, and in minutes lunch is all set. You'll wonder why fists fly over whether Zip's, Van Zandt Grill, Terry's Turf Club, or none of the above serve the best version once you've tasted the meat market's.
Feel free to DM me for any specifics regarding your street and immediate neighborhood. There's a pretty good chance that if I don't know who last lived in your place or close by, my parents do. (LOL) Wyoming is like that. And very little changes over time in any respect. But I defer to Jen35 for the latest goings-on, like farmers' markets, because although I'm in constant touch with the folks and make return visits at least four times a year that's not the same thing as being there.
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Clifton
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??? You live in Wyoming, Ohia? ... ... Why, masochistic?
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:34 PM
 
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Much as I often disagree with Wilson, he is right in this case. Wyoming is a (very nice) bedroom community. Outside of quaint neighborhood events and a church festival or two, you're going to have to get in your car to find any "action."
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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??? You live in Wyoming, Ohia? ... ... Why, masochistic?
Easily amused, maybe. But let's be nice, y'all.
People who were raised in Wyoming think it's a wonderful place to be FROM, and a few end up settling there as adults. Grown-ups who move there do so mainly because it's a great place to raise kids. (Next to no crime, walkable neighborhoods, superlative schools.)
It's true that the big excitement in Wyoming is the high school football game on Friday night. Neighbors gossip with neighbors, teens spread the word about whose parents are away, and people actually watch the game too. THE place to go for lunch is Half Day Café (when the grills aren't out in front of the meat market). THE place to go for a few cold ones and/or supper is Gabby's. But folks who sign up for sleepy, secure suburban living are happy with that.
Paging Jen35! Jen35, come in!
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Clifton
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I grew up in Hartwell and Wyoming is a beautiful neighborhood, but neighborhood activities aren't so plentiful. The only thing to do in the area is eat at Empress Chili
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:19 AM
 
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Wyoming probably has the worst air quality in the area. It sits immediately adjacent to and BELOW the level of one of the the busiest expressways in the country, in a county where the EPA has made a cottage industry of our bad air quality. And, the worst, most polluted sewage canal in the US reaches its flood plain to within 12 feet of the roadway in part of Wyoming's beloved park. Wyoming's Chestnut and Park avenues wind their way along the banks of the West Fork of the Mill Creek. Makes me vomituous to think of it. And, someone please tell me, what are those three ominous looking settling ponds immediately to the north of the Wyoming City Administration Office on Oak Street? Surely someone must know what witch's brew is in there? (See below).

So when someone says "masochistic" it is not without a grain of truth.

I'll happily try those Wyoming Meat Market burgers sometime, however.

Last edited by Wilson513; 06-18-2012 at 10:02 AM..
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:21 AM
 
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Wow, there's a lot of hating going on here, even for this board. One would think you'd moved into one of the areas most unappealing slums.

I suggest you go to The City of Wyoming - Home (where you'll find a lot of potentially helpful information anyway), and check out the recreation link and current activities. You could also probably visit the recreation center and the local branch library to get more ideas and make contacts. Also I don't think anyone's mentioned the Farmers' Market on Tuesdays. Probably a good place to meet and chat with neighbors. Wyoming Farmers' Market - About the Market
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:45 AM
 
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Much as I often disagree with Wilson, he is right in this case. Wyoming is a (very nice) bedroom community. Outside of quaint neighborhood events and a church festival or two, you're going to have to get in your car to find any "action."
The original post sounded like people more interested in "quaint neighborhood events" than "action" to me. But as long as we're both here, what is a "quaint" event, anyway?
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