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World-class bluegrass

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Songs from the Road Band at Peach’s (L-R) Mark Schimick, Ryan Cavanaugh, Charles R. Humphrey III, Sam Wharton, and James Schlender of the Songs from the Road Band. By Katie Fender The popular bluegrass ensemble, Songs from the Road Band, are making a stop at Peach’s Grill in Yellow Springs, and anyone with a taste […]

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The Israeli invasion

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Marbin’s jazz fusion sounds at Trolley Marbin (L-R) Dani Rabin, Blake Jiracek, Danny Markovitch, and Jon Nadel. By Katie Fender The Israeli jazz fusion group Marbin is one of those bands everyone wants to be the first to discover. Marbin creates a unique type of music that when someone hears it they think, I need […]

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Gratefully kickin’ out the jams

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Ohio jam band Eyeris Wide celebrates CD release at Hannah’s Eyeris Wide (L-R) Andrew Baxter, Steve Asher, Ben Shalloe, Josh Folino, Nathan Atkins By Katie Fender An up-and-coming group of eclectic musicians, based in Hamilton, OH, Eyeris Wide have been gaining traction in the musical world, performing at a variety of venues and music festivals […]

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A unique and universal art celebration

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11th annual Art and Soul exhibit highlights adult artists with developmental disabilities Isias B. beams with pride at his big win By Katie Fender For the past 11 years, a selected group of talented Ohio artists have presented their artwork in a beautifully unique exhibit that displays truly original art. This exhibit features adult artists […]

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‘Tis the season for maple syrup

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Aullwood Farms offers winter activities for maple syrup making Aullwood’s backyard maple syrup classes and “Sugar Bush Walks” are two favorite activities. By Katie Fender Buckle in Ohioans, holiday season is officially over, but winter is here to stay—at least for a couple more months. Entering the heart of winter, it’s during this time that […]

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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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The next sound you hear will be…well, I don’t know what it will be but I know what it won’t […]

Debate 6/12: A tweet too far

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Was anyone really surprised? Roseanne Barr has stepped in it again. Always a loose cannon, she managed to offend just […]

If you’ve seen one ‘Ocean’, you’ve seen ‘Ocean’s 8’

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Near the start of “Ocean’s 8,” we’re led to believe that Danny Ocean (George Clooney) is dead and his sister […]

Gin and Tonic on the Horizon

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On June 13, The Rose Music Center is the place to be to get your 90s nostalgia fix as Gin […]

Goodnight Goodnight’s new morning

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“We’ve known Larry for years,” says Gary Thornton of Goodnight Goodnight. He’s talking about the newest addition to their lineup, […]