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40 years of Troy’s Strawberry Festival (a berry good year!) By Emma Jarman Forty years ago, a small group of nonprofit organizations–mostly civic clubs such as Kiwanis and Rotary Club—in Troy, Ohio, came together to host the first Strawberry Festival. The handful of vendors gathered up all their strawberries, baked them into pies, folded them […]

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Everything (old) but the kitchen sink

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Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market’s annual Extravaganza By Emma Jarman For nearly 50 years, the Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market has been delighting shoppers with an eclectic variety of antique, vintage and handmade goods from all around the world at their annual Extravaganza event. In a truly authentic Midwest showing of spirit, the […]

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Gospel according to Sean Oswald

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Artist brings contemporary, religious imagery to Oxford Arts Center By Emma Jarman I don’t believe in God. My father took me to an Episcopalian church as a child, and my mother and stepfather dragged me to their Methodist congregation throughout my pre-teen and teenage years, but similar to my relationship with mushrooms or shellfish (I […]

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Strings and beats

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Black Violin hits the stage at Victoria Theatre By Emma Jarman A band teacher and an orchestra teacher walk onto a golf course. What sounds like the introductory line to a bad and somewhat offensive joke is actually the beginning of the story of Black Violin. A band instructor and an orchestra director walk onto […]

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Imperial Jurassic Jaws

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Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra performs the music of John Williams By Emma Jarman In the world of film in music, John Williams reigns supreme. The American composer has scored countless numbers for movies, television series, Olympic fanfares, concertos and other orchestral works. He holds the second most number of Academy Award nominations behind Walt Disney […]

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Sound the alarm

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Kiera Cass brings ‘The Siren’ to Books & Co By Emma Jarman Themes in young adult fiction have trended toward the otherworldly supernatural as of late, evidenced by the raging popularity of series such as Twilight, Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. New York Times bestselling author Kiera Cass’s latest publication, “The Siren,” is another […]

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No matter the reason

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Celebrate the season at Miamisburg’s small-town holiday festival By Emma Jarman Photo: The Miamisburg Holiday Event takes place Saturday, Dec. 12 in downtown Miamisburg; photo: Rob Leifheit Whether you’re Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or whatever you please, the crisp, cold weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years are typically a time to celebrate family, togetherness, […]

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Par for the cause

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Annual Barstool Open returns to the Oregon District By Emma Jarman Photo: The Annual Barstool Open will take place Nov. 14 in the Oregon District If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what it may be like to play putt-putt golf in nine different bars in one afternoon with a couple hundred of your very closest […]

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Asking tough questions

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SunWatch Native American exhibit goes beyond the mascot By Emma Jarman Photo: Wright State University public history graduate students Mitchell Dorsten and Fayelee Conley prepare a component of the More Than a Mascot exhibit at SunWatch Indian Village SunWatch Indian Village—a reconstructed Fort Ancient Native American village and museum next to the Great Miami River—presents […]

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You’re a Mass-hole!

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Navigating Dayton on two wheels By Emma Jarman Photo: The next Courteous Mass ride will take place Nov. 7 beginning at 5:30 p.m.; photo: property of Courteous Mass Back in 2009, a small group of people in Dayton, spearheaded by Matt Lindsay from the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, came together to form Courteous Mass […]

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Vitality Check: 6/21/16

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Sometimes we’re just blowing germs By Rocco Castellano You go to the gym, restaurant, local coffee shop or bar and […]

Tinker, tailor, sculptor guy

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Landon Crowell ‘alters’ time and space at YS Arts Council By Terri Gordon What do beeswax, maple branches and an […]

Vitality Check: 6/14/16

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The dangerous game of preventing pregnancy By Rocco Castellano So I got a call from a friend of mine that […]

Spring into comics

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Comic culture in Yellow Springs By Josher Lumpkin The village of Yellow Springs is a quaint college town that manages […]

Vitality Check: 6/7/16

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Say ahhhh, cough and…happy birthday By Rocco Castellano Maybe I’m just getting a little more sensitive in my old age… […]