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Creepy and kooky in Troy

The Hometown Halloween Festival is one for the ages … all ages By Emma Jarman Holiday season has officially begun. Halloween, the first in a slew of decorated and celebrated events famous for keeping hearts warm through the cold months, is upon us. While the day of the dead has yet to attain the premature […]

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Gearing up for the great outdoors

Last of summer festivals conclude with the most active of the season: Get in gear with the Buck Creek Bash and Gearfest Dayton By Emma Jarman With summer winding down and the inevitability of indoor activities trumping the great outdoors for the coming six months, it’s hard to come to terms with winter weight gain […]

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A fall curtain call

DCP’s guide to the Fall 2011 arts season By Emma Jarman and Nicole Wroten Autumn is known for many things: The leaves change colors and float to the ground, the air goes crisp and cool, candy apples and cider replace elephant ears and snow cones and the City of Dayton gears up for another season […]

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Going the distance

Stargazing into the final frontier By Emma Jarman Did you know that a meteor shower is not made up of shooting stars or comets? Or that the North Star is not the brightest star in the sky? In fact the glowing flashes we see alighting through the night sky during a meteor shower are tiny […]

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The pig says, “Let’s learn!”

How the Learning Tree Farm is getting local kids back to nature By Emma Jarman The speed limit is 50 miles per hour down a two-lane road. Fresh eggs sit unattended at the end of the driveway, waiting for purchase on the honor system. When the sun goes down, this place sleeps; it’s unlike the […]

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Gaelics storm the streets of Dayton

The 10th annual Celtic Festival alights By Emma Jarman The sentiments of St. Patrick’s Day ring loud and true through the streets of Dayton during the United Irish of Dayton’s annual Celtic Festival. People dressed in green drink Celtic ales in the beer gardens, eat Celtic foods from street-side vendors, absorb Celtic melodies at the […]

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Will work for belly rubs

All pets welcome at Dayton-area businesses By Emma Jarman Nobody wants a parrot squawking regurgitated water cooler secrets to the entire office. But what if you could bring your four legged, floppy-eared friends to work with you rather than keeping them cooped up at home 40 hours a week? You’d probably get a lot more […]

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Dance to the beat of Cityfolk

World music, food and entertainment return to Dayton for the annual Cityfolk Festival By Emma Jarman What started with a three-year nudge by the National Folk Festival to get an annual, multicultural tradition going in the City of Dayton will arrive this year as the 15th installation of the Dayton Cityfolk Festival, July 1-3. While […]

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Follow the Yellow Springs road

Public art brochure guides visitors to hidden treasures of art community By Emma Jarman Yellow Springs is known for its rich art culture. You can see it in King’s Yard in the storefront window of Springs Gallery. You can hear it as the wind blows through the chimes you carry out of Yellow Springs Pottery. […]

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Putting sticks to work

Installation art puts a wiggle in your walk through Wegerzyn Gardens By Emma Jarman When I look at a development team preparing to rip down trees in order to replace them with McMansions and six-car garages, I think, “What a shame.” When Patrick Dougherty lays sight upon the same scene he thinks, “Supplies!” “It’s kind […]

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Come Out & Play

Rediscover Dayton with our comprehensive list of summertime activities By Emma Jarman It’s said that the only time you can be truly creative is when you’re bored. At least, that’s what my mother used to tell me as I was shoved out the front door every year during the first week of June and not […]

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Packing for camp

Creative campers get most out of summer By Emma Jarman Summertime, the annual season of heat and happiness that sends parents into a tachycardiac state worrying how they’ll entertain their children for an entire, school-free three months. Many parents take advantage of sleepover camps or sports programs to get a few hours of school year-style […]

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Troy Strawberry Festival

All you need to know, before you go By Emma Jarman It’s prime strawberry growing weather: 85 degrees, sunny but cooler in the shade. The wind hasn’t blown hot, yet, and the sky only threatens rainstorms in the evenings. It’s the kind of weather that makes you want to sit on a wrap-around porch swing, […]

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Loud and proud

Dayton celebrates 2011 Gay Pride By Emma Jarman Parades are so 1990s. This is 2011, and the Miami Valley Pride Partnership has an entire week of events and celebrations scheduled to celebrate gay pride and to thank you for being a friend. “The reason we chose thank you for being a friend is because even […]

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Fit for a King

Play for the day in King’s Yard By Emma Jarman Making your way in the world today takes everything you got. Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot. Wouldn’t you like to get away?” You could bust out your old recorded VHS tapes and go to Cheers, the bar of […]

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The wheels on the bike …

Cycling Summit rolls into Miami Valley By Emma Jarman For those of you fuming over pump prices and greenhouse gasses in the Dayton area; for anyone looking to get in shape while shopping the Miami Valley region; for you who want to help boost the economy and your metabolic rates all in the same breath, […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]