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Dayton Historys Fixer Uppers


The ‘Gang’ of 60-90-somethings refurbishing history by Katrina Eresman Photo: The New Barn Gang; photo: Paul Noah In the wintertime, a person can trudge across the frozen grounds and the snow-covered sidewalks to pay a visit to an RTA building used for storage in downtown Dayton. Understatedly tucked between a string of commercial businesses, near the […]

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Here comes the sun


Springfield Arts Council celebrates 50 years of free art By Katrina Eresman It’s 7 a.m. on a Friday in the middle of June, and there are lawn chairs lined up everywhere. Veteran’s Park, home of the Springfield Summer Arts Festival, used to be called Cliff Park for obvious reasons. Against these cliffs, which house bits […]

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Let’s Jam

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Learning to skate with Dayton’s derby girls By Katrina Eresman Going to your first derby practice is like going to your first day of school, only there’s a much higher chance you’ll fall in front of everyone. You might not really know anyone, you might not really know the rules and you might not even […]

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Super Bored?

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DCP’s Guide to an Alternative Game Day By Katrina Eresman Football season. To some, it’s a cherished time, a time to cuddle up in team paraphernalia with a cold beer or hot cocoa and watch the game with friends and family. It brings people together, it sparks conversations between strangers and it continues to be […]

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Festive ‘fanfayr’ for all

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Wright State’s Madrigal Dinner brings the 1500s to the holidays By Katrina Eresman Photo: Wright State’s Madrigal Dinners take place Dec. 10-13 at the Dayton campus; photo: courtesy of Wright State University Imagine an evening where you can say goodbye to routines of the present era and be swept away to 1578. The Wright State […]

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In character


The staff of Carillon Park puts the ‘story’ in history By Katrina Eresman Photo: Merry Masterson, Assistant Director of Education at Carillon Park, prepares for a Tavern Dinner in costume; photo: Dayton History In 1796, a group of settlers known as the Thompson Party found themselves on a journey up the Great Miami River, landing […]

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Dayton Regional Science Festival opens worlds of possibilities By Katrina Eresman Photo: “Even if you’re 2 or 102, you’re going to take something away from the science festival,” -Blaire Bartish Your teacher just told you to get out a pencil. It’s time for your science test. Your hands get clammy as you clear your desk […]

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Cantata to contemporary


Bach Society of Dayton salutes American masters By Katrina Eresman Photo: Music Director John Neely will lead the Bach Society of Dayton in Salute to American Masters on Oct. 25 at Kettering Adventist Church Dayton, as our readers likely know by now, is full of surprises. It always seems to have something up its sleeve, […]

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Memories, mache and mixed objects 


Sharri Phillips dreams up latest exhibition By Katrina Eresman  Photo: Sharri Phillips, “Dream Scape” is on display as part of the exhibition, Exploration of Dreams and Memories at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery; photo: Katrina Eresman You know those dreams that leave a twinkle in your eye and a fascinating, fuzzy plot in your […]

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Gently down the stream


Dayton becomes Olympic rowing pick By Katrina Eresman  Photo: Rowers from the Greater Dayton Rowing Association carry their shell in after a race at the Midwest Championships 2014; photo: Joleen Cook Saturday morning, my alarm goes off at 6:30. I pull myself out of bed, and drive 30 minutes to East River Road. I arrive […]

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The St. Vincent de Paul relief mission continues


  Gateway Shelter for Women and Families on W. Apple St is ready to help 24-hours a day.  By Tim […]

Mulling the merits of Merit Grill


Wide variety compromised by some puzzling choices The Merit Grill’s Carne Asada substituted sirloin for skirt steak, but the salsa, […]

Bread Baking Demystified

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The secrets to a delicious loaf of bread are in the details The process of properly kneading bread dough includes […]

It’s happening in Troy


Jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin Music at The Troy-Hayner Center The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is welcoming the arrival of spring with […]

A tradition of storytelling

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Shannon McNally at Newport’s Southgate House Revival Singer-songwriter Shannon McNally By Dave Gil de Rubio Songwriting has always had a […]