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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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Urban nights springs forward

Celebrate the season with family, friends and fine arts By  Emma Jarman Everyone loves a block party. There’s good music, great food and all the neighbors come out to dance in the street. However, not all blocks have parties, and not all parties invite the entire block. But, if you are reading this page, you […]

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News of the weird: 11/18

With Chuck Shepherd The other world series In October, another premier world sports event reached its climax, with one team […]

Advice Goddess 11/18/14

Along came polygraph by Amy Alkon   I’m an aspiring comedian – seriously aspiring – so I’m out most nights […]

The Docket: 11/18

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove A new trend? A 36-year-old woman […]

Advice Goddess: 11/11

By Amy Alkon Scold rush  I try to be direct, but my girlfriend often sees this as meanness. For example, […]

The Docket 11/11/14

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Hail seizure! Officers responded to a […]

news of the weird 11/11

by Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Baby beauty Amanda Collins, 28, took “beauty pageant mom” to the next level (down) […]