Archive | January, 2018

Yes honey, the Flintstones really was a documentary

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Dinos come to life with Jurassic Quest at Dayton Convention Center Jurrasic Quest is your chance to look a Tyrannosaurus Rex right in the eye By Terri Gordon “Our guests are captivated  by our exhibit. It truly is a one-of-a-kind experience. Staring up at a 50-foot-tall creature has a way of making guests respond with […]

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Tavern tales


Belmont’s Slyder’s is a story worth telling 10 oz burger at Slyders. By Paula Johnson Recently I read an article on the website, Serious Eats, because if you’re a food geek like me, that’s how you spend all of your time. Anyway, it was written by a bartender, and it was about what makes a […]

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Barley legal

A 1998 Vintage J.W. Lees Barleywine is poured into a glass. Photo by Jim Witmer
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Aged to perfection, or brewery-fresh, barley wines are an exceptional treat By Jim Witmer If there’s ever a time of year to pull a barley wine out of the cellar, it has to be now, in the deepest depths of winter. While these strong ales can be enjoyed any time, it makes perfect sense that […]

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Health, Wellness, & Fitness


Energy Express Sick of Dieting? Sick from Dieting? Read This Now. By Marilynn Preston What’s the worst thing you can do if you want to lose weight? Go on a diet. Are you surprised? Probably not. Are you relieved? I hope so. For the first time in recorded history, overeating is a bigger global problem […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 1/30


Mother knows best A woman calls the police station to report her television stolen from her residence. When asked who she believes might have taken the TV, the woman told detectives without hesitation that her son took it. When asked why she would blame her own son, she said that, “given his past” she thinks […]

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Passions on paper


Rosewood Gallery’s “Works on Paper” highlights Dayton’s artists Michele BonDurant; Secret House In The Woods; 2017 by Tracy Flagg Centers On view through February 23 at Rosewood Gallery in Kettering’s Rosewood Arts Centre is the 28th installation of the Dayton-area Works on Paper exhibition, an annual juried art show featuring many of Dayton’s most talented […]

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Think: It’s not illegal yet

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Havok metals their way back to Rockstar Havok’s (L-R) Pete Webber, Nick Schendzielos, David Sanchez, and Reece Scruggs By Allyson B. Crawford The third time will be the charm for Colorado based thrash metallers Havok. The quartet will play Dayton’s Rockstar Pro Arena (1106 E. Third St., Dayton) on Thursday, February 1. The stop marks […]

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Thyme to rock

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Jericho Thyme’s well-seasoned jams at Trolley Stop Jason Mowery of Jericho Thyme. Photo: Jennifer Taylor By Justin Kreitzer Miamisburg-based Americana band Jericho Thyme is a collaborative effort between drummer/vocalist Josh Johnson, lead guitarist/vocalist Casey Ott, guitarist/vocalist Jason Mowery, bassist/vocalist Rob Thaxton, and violinist John Lardinois. The band formed in 2014 and with five members, their […]

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Gonna have some hot stuff baby this evenin’

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Springfield Symphony Orchestra’s “Symphony Night Fever” fundraiser Theme Party Fun like Bathtub Gin – Emily McEvoy attendee at 2016 Grapes & Escapes theme night By Tim Smith The Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO) has been entertaining and educating the Miami Valley for 74 years, with a mixture of classical and pop music. It’s also heavily invested […]

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From Zebra to Zeppelin


The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra brings “The Music of Led Zeppelin” to the Schuster Center (Back L-R) Brent Havens, Powell Randolph, George Cintron (Front L-R) Allegra, Randy Jackson, and Dan Clemens By Tim Walker In the 1970s, there was no bigger music group in the world than Led Zeppelin. The band members were shameless – louder, […]

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The last round


Metaphorically Speaking’s farewell Battle of the Sexes (Clockwise from top left) Jay Martinez, Natasha R. Moreland Spears, Tony Nalls, and Frank Pitts, Jr. By Megan Garrison Just like cats and dogs or Venus and Mars, men vs. women is a battle as old as time. For Metaphorically Speaking, a collective of local artists and creative […]

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News of the Weird

Weird Chemistry In Lawrence County, Tennessee, law enforcement officials are confronting the fallout from a new drug known as “Wasp” (crystallized wasp repellant mixed with methamphetamine). To wit: On Dec. 18, as the Johnson family baked Christmas cookies in their Lawrenceburg kitchen, Danny Hollis, 35, walked into their home and asked for help. NewsChannel 5 […]

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Sign Language Astrology: 1/30

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You think you’re an astute observer of human behavior, but at the next dinner party, watch out for whatever’s happening beneath the table, just out of sight, instead of above it. Is your lover toe-fondling your neighbor’s crotch? Is there a gun (or similar-type threat) pointed your way? A dog begging […]

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On Your Marc: 1/30

Yeah, Marty said that Marty Brennaman lives by his words It’s not quite accurate to say in less than a month, you will be listening to the Reds. In reality, you’ll be listening to Marty Brennaman, and what could be better than that? His voice stands out. His accuracy stands out. His clarity stands out. […]

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Hostility lives in hearts on both sides


Scott Cooper shoots a Western with its eye on the modern world Actors Wes Studi and Christian Bale in a scene from the film “Hostiles” By T.T. Stern-Enzi Turn on the news and you immediately encounter the ongoing friction between social discourse and cultural activism. We have been told that the best way to handle […]

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Debate Forum: 1/30


Taking a stand Should students be disciplined for refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance? By Sarah Sidlow Violating the dress code, fighting in the hallway, wandering the halls – these are all things that will get an average elementary student sent to the principal’s office. But what about refusing to stand for the […]

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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 […]