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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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Breaking the seal

A sampling of invitations at The Envelope. Photo courtesy of Charity K Photography.

Local stationery boutique, The Envelope, gives creative and custom options to Dayton-area paper lovers By Emma Jarman Remember back in the good old days, before your grandparents were e-mail proficient and your kids knew more about touch screens and iPads than it took you years to discover? Those were the days when birthday parties were […]

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A (dark) force to be reckoned with

Why people love to love Dark Star Books By Emma Jarman Nothing about Dark Star Books is ordinary. Not its expansive collection of new and used books and comic books that turn the quaint store into a cavernous library of titles and treasures; not the old store cat, Bart, who was trained specially to be […]

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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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Advice Goddess: 4/21

By Amy Alkon Malice in Wonderland My boyfriend has a crazy ex-wife who can’t let go. She is the meanest, […]

News of the weird: 04/21

By Chuck Shepherd Government in action The predawn line in March actually started forming at midnight, snaking around the building […]

The Docket: 04/21

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Who? What? Me? Officers responded to a report […]

The man in the tall black hat

Troy-Hayner remembers Lincoln this month By Tim Walker Photo: Seward Johnson’s “Return Visit” sculpture will be unveiled on May 3; […]

Chew on this: 04/14

Banishing the blues with blueberries By Jayne Powers A change of seasons often signals a change in what we eat. Springtime […]

The Docket: 04/14

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim A mirror misunderstanding Officers responded to a theft report in a grocery store parking lot. […]