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Fancy Felines

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Dayton hosts its 62nd Annual Cat Fanciers’ Cat Show Photo: Ohio State Persian club’s 2001 Best Cat By Katie Fender The Dayton Cat Fanciers’ Association will host its 62nd Annual cat show this November. Since 1956, cats and kittens from all sorts of breeds compete from all over the country. The show secretary treasurer, Wilma […]

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Carving tradition

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Brukner Woodcarving and Art Show celebrates 42 years By Katie Fender Photo: Carver Charlie Cooke’s ‘Barflies’     For Richard Richmond, it started as Christmas gifts. “I started carving because I wanted to carve my wife a Santa,” he recalls. “She collects Santa Claus figures.” That Christmas, Richmond carved a Santa Claus for his wife […]

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Storied works

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Art and Soul fair returns with more to tell By Katie Fender Photo: Andrea Starkey’s nature-inspired prints decorate Art and Soul fair Nov. 19 A piece of art can speak on its own, but at the annual Art and Soul Fair, artists help share those stories. The event returns to Yellow Springs on Saturday, Nov. […]

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Art on the Commons Returns

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Sharing, experiencing fine art outdoors at Fraze By Katie Fender Photo: ‘North and Halsted II’ by Ashley Sullivan Some events have something for everyone, but not all of them are free and founded on the cause of fine art. Rosewood Arts Centre and the Kettering Arts Council present the 28th annual Art on the Commons from 11 […]

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Reading, writing and ’rithmetics

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Troy Hayner exhibition commemorates historical city schools By Katie Fender Historically Speaking: Troy City Schools displays artifacts and memorabilia dating back to the start of the school district in the 1800s. Curators Judy Deeter, Jill Hartman, Julie McMiller and Meredith Parris all have a passion for and a background in the history and the education […]

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Finding Ida

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Early Dayton seamstress gave wings to aviation By Katie Fender Photo: Courtesy of Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University In 2003, the U.S. House voted 378-3 to officially recognize Dayton, Ohio as the “birthplace of aviation.” This meant that finally, after 100 years, Dayton regained its title from North Carolina. With the title back […]

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Venting for the voiceless

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Author Justin Curtis’s Troy-inspired novel By Katie Fender Photo: “Plight of the Downtrodden,” by Justin Curtis Troy native and author Justin Curtis always knew he was different. Growing up, Curtis enjoyed a skateboarding and punk rock culture that quickly separated him from the conservative lifestyle of most Troy citizens. These differences became the inspiration for […]

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That’s all, folks!

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Folks of Dayton Music Festival returns By Katie Fender Photo: The Jayne Sachs Band will perform at the Folks of Dayton Music Festival on Sept. 12 Music fests have become synonymous with the summer months. So clearly, there is no better way to kick off the end of the season than by attending the Folks […]

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The village under the rainbow

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Yellow Springs Pride weekend By Katie Fender Photo: This year, the Yellow Springs Pride festivities put a focus on family-oriented activities Everybody, it’s time to celebrate the Yellow Springs Pride Parade. That’s right, everybody. Chasilee Crawford, an event organizer for the pride festivities, says this year, they are making this day a family affair. “This […]

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Can you ketchup?

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Rock ‘n’ Green Tomato Festival returns By Katie Fender Photo: Local band The Rejects perform at the annual Miamisburg Rock ‘n’ Green Tomato Festival, taking place this year June 13 Mark the date for the annual Rock ‘n’ Green Tomato Festival, Saturday, June 13 from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sponsored by MidUSA Credit Union, this year […]

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Tails, tributes and tattoos

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Gailz Tattooz makes your pet last forever By Katie Fender Photo: Gail Carter of Gailz Tattooz says the average pet tattoo takes 1-3 hours; photo: Gail Carter Everyone has heard the saying “dog is a man’s best friend.” That saying is most likely heard so often because it is so relatable. It is not unusual […]

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A history of overcoming

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Local author keeps Dayton’s black history alive By Katie Fender Photo: The 1995 update was renamed “Dayton’s African American Heritage” and features dancers from the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company   It’s impossible to look at the history of Dayton, Ohio, without looking at the city’s black history. The black community of Dayton has shaped this city […]

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Where the rivers meet

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Local artists’ collaboration goes viral By Katie Fender Photo: Sandy and Michael Bashaw (center) with director David Sherman (holding megaphone) and the cast of “Where the Rivers Meet”;photo: Matt Silver Last year, “Where There is Love,” the collaborative music video created by Dayton band Puzzle of Light and which featured an amalgamation of local artists, […]

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Legs and thighs hit the road, again

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Miamisburg’s Turkey Trot tradition lives on By Katie Fender Photo: The Miamisburg Turkey Trot begins at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 27 in downtown Miamisburg; photo: Tim McDaniel Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means it’s officially the start of the holiday season. Friends and family are coming home to celebrate, with turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin […]

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You know it’s fall in Miamisburg when …

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Fall Fest and Boo in the Burg return By Katie Fender Photo: Fall Fest begins at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 at Riverfront Park; photo: Mark Hesse Summer has flown by, as it always does, marking the end of days at the pool and late sunsets. But just because summer has come to a close doesn’t […]

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Streets alive!

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Local favorite event returns with a bang By Katie Fender Photo: Troy Streets Alive returns Friday, June 27 at 5 p.m. in downtown Troy; photo: Troy Main Street Presented by Troy Main Street, the back-by-popular-demand event, Troy Streets Alive, returns to downtown Troy from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, June 27. In 2012, Troy Streets Alive made […]

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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 […]