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Dayton is the place to be!  By Maha Kashani   Photo: Experience the Day of the Dead Parade; Photo: Kevin Bonnett; It’s official – the holiday season is essentially upon us. This year has been quite the year, and boy has time flown. The past 10 months have brought exciting adventures, but don’t worry, the next […]

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Happily ever after

Fairy tales come to life at Masquerage 2013 By Maha Kashani  Photo: Masquerage attendees in 2012 enjoying the “Vixens & Villains” theme; photo: David Long, LongShots There is an extravagant night in the city where all inhibitions are set free and everyone can be anyone – or anything – that they want to be. Fairy tales […]

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Layer up, get out and have fun  By Maha Kashani   Photo: Flower Arranging Class at the 2nd Street Market: photo credit: courtesy of Five Rivers MetroParks Well, I think we can all sadly say that this was the shortest summer ever. I can’t believe the heat came and went so fast. I feel robbed, but […]

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Best bets for living in downtown Dayton By Maha Kashani Photo: View from Sixth Street Lofts When I tell local suburbanites that I live in downtown Dayton, I usually get a standard response. It’s a slightly puzzled face or, “Really? Downtown Dayton?” Yes, really. I live in downtown Dayton, and I love it! After a short […]

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Amplified energy of summer in the city By Maha Kashani Photo: Sign up for the Inaugural Neon Vibe 5k on Aug. 10Summer in the city means biking along the river, walking to the 2nd Street Market, relishing dinners on the beautiful patios in the Oregon District and, most importantly, enjoying the amplified energy that flows through […]

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Stay Hydrated. Keep Cool. Have Fun! By Maha Kashani Photo: Starting line at the Subway Dragons 5K Now that summer is in full swing, no one can blame you for wanting to spend your free time working on that tan. I, for one, welcome any opportunity to soak up the sun at the pool. That being […]

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Gearing up for summer By Maha Kashani Photo: Enjoy live entertainment at the Jewish Cultural Festival After several months of patiently waiting, I am pleased to officially announce that summer is finally here! In case you haven’t heard, summertime in Dayton is quite the treat. June is no exception. In addition to the legendary Dayton Air […]

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Stop and smell the flowers, but don’t let them distract you By Maha Kashani Photo: Having Fun with Recycling at Green Fest in 2012 Is it summer yet? What ever happened to actually having four seasons? I miss those days. Now it seems as though fall and spring just mesh into winter. But, why am I […]

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Maha’s milestone and more in April By Maha Kashani Photos: [l to r] catch “Mary Poppins” at the Schuster Center April 16-21  March is almost over and the big milestone of turning 3-0 comes this Sunday. Sigh. It will be hard letting my carefree 20s go … and accepting that “turning 30” means I have to […]

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March 2013 – The Best Month Ever By Maha Kashani Photo: Dayton’s ENCORE young professionals group hosts a special outing to the Philharmonic’s Russian Masters concert on March 15; photo credit: Mikee Huber Another month bites the dust, and we are moving right along with our year of appreciating all things Dayton! February played host to […]

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news of the weird: 10/28

by Chuck Shephard Lead Story – Eye of the beholder The Osiligi Maasai Warrior choir, from Kenya, in ornate, mystifying […]

The hands-on headless horseman

Zoot Reboots for “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” By Jacqui Theobald Photo: C.J. Suchyta and Natalie Houliston display Ichabod at a Zoot […]

The Docket

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Editor’s Choice: Saucy and stalk-y After […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Knight Terrors I’m a woman in my early 30s. I was one of the employees who got […]

Putting the ‘boo’ in book

Inside Troy’s haunted bookstore By Matt Bayman Photo: Around About Books is located at 8 W. Main St. in Troy […]

News of the weird 10/21

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Signs of the times “Selfie fever” has begun to sully the sacred Islamic pilgrimages to […]