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Such great heights

Such great heights

Big Brothers Big Sisters go ‘Over the Edge’ for area kids By Andy Hertel Most everyone is willing to do a bit of fundraising or volunteer work if asked, whether it be at work, at church, or with the local Little League team. It’s a great feeling to help out in the community, but let’s […]

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Naturally inclined

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Slimy, furry outdoor family fun at Brukner Nature Center By Andy Hertel Photo: Hands-on wildlie encounters are part of Brukner Nature Center’s educational programs Home to multiple annual festivals, a vintage aircraft museum and more than a dozen historical buildings, the greater Troy, Ohio region hosts events for the entire family on a nearly year-round basis. […]

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Biplanes and barnstormers


WACO Museum Fly-In lands in Troy by Andy Hertel Photo: A row of vintage biplanes on display in Troy; photo: Tom Pawlesh   The Dayton area’s aviation heritage is rich and well-documented, from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and its National Museum to the Wright Brothers’ original workshop, but one would be remiss to not include […]

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Dayton’s Irish summer


Celtic Festival kicks off By Andy Hertel Photo: The Dayton Celtic Festival begins at 6 p.m. on July 25 at Riverscape MetroPark; photo: Bill Russell Since its inception in 2002, the unmistakable sights and sounds of bagpipes, fiddles and Irish dance have taken over the stage at Riverscape MetroPark for one weekend each summer, and this […]

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International flavor, Midwest vibe


Annual Festival of Nations returns By Andy Hertel Photo: The Brazil delegation proudly represents its country at the 2012 Festival of Nations; photo: Hannah Funderburg With World Cup fever bringing an international flair to summer festivities for many area residents, there is no better way to keep that theme going than by attending this year’s edition […]

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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 […]