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The Longest Table breaks bread and barriers in Dayton Photo: Longest Table Dayton at Lincoln Hill Gardens on Earth Day for the April meal this past year By Erin Callahan “Imagine a table spanning the length of a bridge.” That’s what Bryan Stewart asked of his audience at the 2016 UpDayton Summit. And now, this vision […]

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Dayton is for lovers

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Hawthorne Heights hosts music festival at Yellow Cab Tavern Lead vocals, JT Woodruff, interacts with the crowd while performing; photo: Adam Fields By Erin Callahan Dayton is for lovers of music, lovers of community, lovers of friendship, and staying true to your roots. And the Dayton is for Lovers Festival is a celebration of these […]

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Glazing saddles

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Tour de Donut pedals through Troy September 16 Donuts on the run; photo: Tour De Donut By Erin Callahan The Tour De Donut is a competition of both physical fitness and hunger. And not just the hunger to win—it takes literal hunger, and a special affinity for glazed or jelly-filled. In this race, participants are […]

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Whimsical live

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Dare to Defy presents Seussical at the Victoria Theatre Photo: Chavin Medina as Jojo and A.J. Breslin as the Cat in the Hat; photo: Mackensie King By Erin Callahan What comes to mind when you think of Dr. Seuss? Maybe you think about Sam I Am’s whimsical rhyming in “Green Eggs and Ham,” every foot in […]

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A reader’s best friend

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Children read to therapy dogs, other animals to improve skills A young reader enjoys time with Riley, a therapy dog at Wright Memorial Public Library; photo: Margaret Fogarty By Erin Callahan Many people could probably remember the feeling in elementary school, after flipping through a textbook or reading a book to find the right page, […]

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Tiny, not pony tails

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Mini horses compete at Springfield’s Regional Champions Center AMHA’s Eastern Regional Championship Show runs June 30-July 2 in Springfield; photo: Patty Diehl By Erin Callahan When it comes to showing horses, bigger isn’t always better. In fact, there are plenty of opportunities for mini horses to steal the show, and some are bred to perform […]

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Gone glacial

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Oakwood couple revisits ‘New Zealand Adventure’ at Dayton Backpacker Campfire By Erin Callahan Photo: Don and Nancy Drozd share their ‘New Zealand Adventure’ May 12 at C.I. Beaver Hall; photos: Don Drozd When it comes to vacationers, some are beach people. Others are mountain people. Some prefer a low-key, relaxing getaway while others seek adventure. […]

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Teachers pets

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Glen Helen hosts pet first aid workshop and more By Erin Callahan Photo: Glen Helen’s Nov. 19 workshop aims to help pets, like this Boxer, and their owners in times of crisis First aid kits, CPR training, and preparedness classes exist to help individuals and families prepare for emergencies, natural disasters, or even simple, everyday […]

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The cats meow

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Dayton Fanciers’ 61st cat show in Beavercreek By Erin Callahan Photo: The Russian Blue is one of the breeds competing at the 61st Dayton Cat Fanciers Show Nov. 12 When you think of dogs, how many breeds can you name off the top of your head, or recognize when you see them? Probably at least a […]

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Master of none

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Richard Lapedes’ Sculpture: Recovering from 30 years in Management By Erin Callahan Photo: ‘Quantum Ignition’ by Richard Lapedes What does a businessman, an educator, an artist, and a sailor have in common? If you ask Richard Lapedes, it’s more than you might think. “Art, education, and business are domains I’ve investigated in my life quite […]

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American apparel

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Printing shirts and a dream at 7Thirty8 Apparel By Erin Callahan Photo: Matt Overholt quit his day job to run 7Thirty8 Apparel full-time, to ‘live his dream’; photos: Cori Morse 7Thirty8 Apparel started with a 30th birthday, a year’s worth of money saved, and a beard. Twelve years after Matt Overholt graduated high school, he decided […]

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More than a spit and whittle

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Dayton Carvers Guild shapes 35th Artistry in Wood By Erin Callahan We’re living in the age of technology, when we can use computer design programs to create something on screen and build out designs with a vast selection of materials using 3D printers. It may seem that with this advanced digital technology, the traditional handcrafted […]

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Sky of lights

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Regional Fourth of July celebrations By Erin Callahan Photo: The Centerville Americana Festival celebrates 43 years July 4; photo courtesy of Centerville Americana Festival Friday, July 1 Kevin Sonnycalb Memorial  Fireworks Festival  Shawnee Park, 591 S. Park Drive in Xenia The festival honors Kevin Sonnycalb of Xenia and has brought the community together after the […]

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Life after death

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YS Arts Council celebrates It’s Still Life By Erin Callahan Photo: Corrine Bayraktaroglu, Still Life and Sketchbook on Coffee Table “You can use anything that does not move or is dead.” This is the criteria for this year’s Members Show at the Yellow Springs Arts Council (YSAC)—which leaves the participants with an abundance of artistic […]

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Freedom Run

World Race for Hope 5k spreads awareness for human trafficking By Erin Callahan Photo:  The World Race for Hope takes place Jan. 1 at 10 a.m. in Troy Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers control victims and force them to engage in commercial sex acts or labor services, according to […]

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Seeing is understanding

An Afghan boy is seen with a Minnie Mouse face mask in a local cemetery in Kabul, Afghanistan on Oct. 10, 2006. Afghan cemeteries are very basic: a single stone is used to mark the grave and very rarely something is engraved on it. After decades of war in Afghanistan, reconstruction in the country has slowly begun, though ongoing conflict continues to hinder the process. Despite the devastation and irregular water and electricity supply, Afghans struggle for a sense of normalcy.

Visions Of Conflict: A Cultural Context at Wright State University By Erin Callahan Photo: An Afghan boy is seen with a Minnie Mouse face mask in a local cemetery in Kabul, Afghanistan on Oct. 10, 2006. Despite the devastation, Afghans strive for a sense of normalcy; photo: Ziyah Gafic Conflict is constant. From the Hundred […]

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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 […]