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Speed tasting!

The Taste at Fraze dishes out 25 years of local cuisine By Emma Jarman Have you ever wondered what the Fraze tastes like? If you answered no, then I’m with you. But there are a number of restaurants in the Miami Valley I am curious about that will be showcasing their fare at this year’s […]

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Raise your mugs

GermanFest Picnic returns to Carillon Park By Emma Jarman In the beginning, when America was not yet a melting pot, but a salad bowl, not yet indiscriminately fused as a culture, but pocked with outcroppings of ethnic settlement, Dayton had beer – beer and the beginning of a long history with deep German roots. The […]

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Lend a Helping Paw

Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association helps those in need with loving animals By Emma Jarman All the animals I’ve ever had have behaved in such a manner that I was almost driven to therapy on multiple occasions. But apparently, while Dickens the miniature schnauzer was dragging my bike down the sidewalk with my shoelaces tangled […]

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A Piece for Everyone

Diverse Styles at Yellow Springs’ Jewelry Showcase By Emma Jarman It’s no secret the township of Yellow Springs is off the beaten path for many who live, work and entertain in the City of Dayton. Although it’s only about 20 minutes from downtown proper, many see the trip up 675 to be out of the […]

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A Step Towards Equality

Dayton Allows Domestic Partnership for Same-Sex Couples By Emma Jarman On Wednesday, May 2, the City of Dayton unanimously approved an ordinance that allows couples, regardless of sexual orientation, the ability to enter a domestic partnership and receive benefits including health insurance coverage, hospital visitation rights and pickup privileges for children after school. The idea […]

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The Collective Effort of Theatre

The Laramie Project Continues at Sinclair By Emma Jarman Theater is one of America’s oldest and most effective escapist pastimes. We watch movies and attend plays to put our own troubles behind and become absorbed in the fantastical yet fictional dilemmas and perfectly timed resolutions of the characters onscreen or stage. But what if there […]

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Surviving St. Patrick’s Day

If you’ve ever hit the streets of Dayton during its annual Celtic Festival you know this city takes its Irish heritage and holidays seriously. And if you’ve ever taken a peek outside on March 17 — you know St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. The rich Irish culture typically bound inside local Irish hot spots […]

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Woodland Cemetery

A Must-See Historic Place, for Everyone By Emma Jarman In college, we go there to have a beer atop Lookout Point and watch the sun rise over the Dayton skyline. As new parents, we take our children to hike the wooded grounds, dip their toes in the duck pond and visit Frosty the Snowman’s final […]

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Community Gallery Reflects History

Yellow Springs Arts Council Presents its Permanent Collection By Emma Jarman Yellow Springs is perhaps the closest thing the Miami Valley has to a utopian artists’ colony. Its thriving arts scene draws people from across the region to experience the folky vibe and organic nature of the eclectic collection of restaurants, bookstores and boutiques lining […]

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Seeing an olive oasis

New olive oil store selling the “best of the best” in liquid gold By Emma Jarman Olive oil is an ancient ingredient, more than 6,000 years old, that has long been held to contain mystical properties. Homer called it “liquid gold.” The ancient Greeks rubbed it all over their bodies (and some people still do!)  […]

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News of the weird: 09/23/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – New frontiers in American vacuousness The WE cable network disclosed in August  it had […]

High expectations

Harvest Moon and Balloon Fest returns to Troy By Melissa Markham Photo: The Miami County Harvest Moon and Balloon Festival […]

Troy, unplugged

Fall Farm Festival at Lost Creek Reserve By Tammy Newsom Photo: Visitors take a wagon ride down Scarecrow Lane at […]

Law & Disorder: Blowing up our democracy

Lawmaking for sale By AJ Wagner Last week, I noted how Republicans won’t be formally approving President Barack Obama’s war […]

The bold and the beardless

A clean-shaven Matisyahu at Bogart’s By Alan Sculley Photo: Matisyahu will perform on Sept. 26 at Bogart’s in Cincinnati Aside […]

Advice goddess

By Amy Alkon   Doody-bound You printed a letter from a guy who doesn’t want to be a father and […]