Archive | February, 2016

Who needs digital?


Hobby board game scene booms By Josher Lumpkin When I say “board games,” it’s likely you cringe in horror, flashing back to an eight hour game of Monopoly that ended in tears when your big brother bankrupted you. Or maybe you have fond memories of playing endless games of Scrabble with Grandma, or chess with […]

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What’s in the box?


Connecting consumers to Community Supported Agriculture at 2nd Street Market By Lisa Bennett If you’re looking for some farm-fresh groceries and a little good old-fashioned fun, you may want to treat yourself to a visit to the CSA fair. This year, local farmers will roll up their sleeves and cook up delectable dishes for fair-goers […]

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Booze and body mods


Science of tattoos, taboos and more at Boonshoft By Lauren Adams Wine? Check. Hors d’oeuvres? Check. Tattooing and makeovers in a science museum while drinking wine and eating hors d’oeuvres? Check. On Feb. 27 the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will deliver it all with the Eureka!: Sip, Savor, Science event. The experience will give guests […]

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When doves fly


Indiana’s Red Clay Pigeons bring folk-rock to Bob’s By Justin Kreitzer Muncie, Indiana-based singer-songwriter Wesley Moore previously released a deeply personal solo album, In The Wake, in 2014.  For his next project, he has recruited a band—Red Clay Pigeons—featuring the talents of multi-instrumentalist Bryce Robertson, keyboardist Ian Taylor and drummer Allen Tucker.  Alongside Moore’s pleasant […]

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Be Well, Marsha 2/23/16


I’m no Barbie girl By Marsha Bonhart I helped my parents save a lot of money when I was growing up. Tomboys only want a Louisville slugger, any kind of ball, a new baseball glove every now and then, a pair of Keds and a box of rubber bands to keep the braids and pony […]

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Big easy metal


NOLA’s Goatwhore brings a fury of metal to Oddbody’s By Gary Spencer Being in a band that is constantly touring and trying to make a living out of its art isn’t easy. New Orleans-based heavy metal quartet Goatwhore, featuring Sammy Duet (guitar, vocals), L. Ben Falgoust II (lead vocals), T.A. (bass) and Zack Simmons (drums), […]

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Debate Forum 2/23/16


Should cops have free speech on social media? By Sarah Sidlow Fairborn police officer Lee Cyr apparently loves a happy ending. At the moment, he’s also enjoying a bit of paid administrative leave for something he said on the Internet. After Black Lives Matter activist MarShawn McCarrel killed himself on the front steps of the […]

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The Docket 2/23/16

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee For the highest court Officers met with the pastor who called in the crime. He observed that one of the doors of the church had been forced open. According to the report, “he believed he may have info of who broke in.” The pastor noticed footprints and […]

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On The Beat 2/23/16

Death and taxes, taxes, taxes! By Jim Bucher When tax time is looming, Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote about death and taxes is often mentioned. His “Nothing is certain except death and taxes” quote is one of the most enduring quotations from the inventor, politician, writer and founding father. Me personally? Well, normally I receive a ‘refund,’ […]

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On Your Marc 2/23/16

First Four? It must be Dayton By Marc Katz Well, sure, the University of Dayton would take that new little first-round NCAA game planned in 2001 to start off the men’s basketball tournament. We knew it was just going to involve a couple of obscure-named small colleges that didn’t have a chance of winning another […]

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City is as city does


Dayton Does Dayton showcases local grooves By Mike Ritchie There is a rich love and passion for the Dayton music scene that has become evident in the last half decade, as promoter Louie Wood Jr. has taken over the reins for the Dayton Does Dayton festival. Wood has turned DDD into a juggernaut of local […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 2/23

Real populism Mark Luedtke You don’t have to take my word for it that the US is a socialist country and has been since progressives took over both parties at the beginning of the last century. Take it from avowed socialist, senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Speaking of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, Sanders […]

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The tavern life


History survives at Troy’s Overfield Tavern Museum By Tim Smith There are many places to experience the history of the Miami Valley, but for one of the more unique examples, travel a few miles north to Troy. The Overfield Tavern Museum is an overlooked gem. Built in 1808, it was once the center of activity […]

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‘45 Years’ measures a marriage and finds it wanting


Does love conquer all? By T.T. Stern-Enzi Film, so rarely, takes the road less traveled. The journey I am speaking of, in this case, would be time and long-term relationships. From a narrative standpoint, filmmakers seem less likely to trust that audiences will appreciate the shorthand that develops between a couple over decades, the ability […]

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The bloom of the blending grape


South American wines showcase Malbec, Tannat By Mike Rosenberg Neighbor Jeff and I make an annual trip to our local Big Wine Store to stock him up for his annual project. Jeff lovingly crafts one delightful meal per month for his lovely wife. As a planner, he prefers to have all his wines in place […]

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The green-eyed monster


Dayton Opera’s premier of Otello at the Schuster By Eric Street Love may be the most powerful force in the world, but jealousy exerts a dark power all its own. For drama and passion set to music, come to the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center when Dayton Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi’s Otello. “What a […]

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The St. Vincent de Paul relief mission continues


  Gateway Shelter for Women and Families on W. Apple St is ready to help 24-hours a day.  By Tim […]

Mulling the merits of Merit Grill


Wide variety compromised by some puzzling choices The Merit Grill’s Carne Asada substituted sirloin for skirt steak, but the salsa, […]

Bread Baking Demystified

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The secrets to a delicious loaf of bread are in the details The process of properly kneading bread dough includes […]

It’s happening in Troy


Jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin Music at The Troy-Hayner Center The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is welcoming the arrival of spring with […]

A tradition of storytelling

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Shannon McNally at Newport’s Southgate House Revival Singer-songwriter Shannon McNally By Dave Gil de Rubio Songwriting has always had a […]