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The urban Ol’ MacDonald


Getting started in the earth-to-table movement Learn about raising livestock and more in your own backyard at the upcoming MetroParks programs. By Nick Hrkman What if you could get fresh eggs, wool, milk, cheese, or meat without ever having to leave your yard? A growing number of communities across the country are relaxing regulations to […]

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The adventure continues


Wright State’s Adventure Summit inspires everyone to exploration By Nick Hrkman Jordan Romero climbed Mount Everest at age 13. At 82, Dale Sanders became the oldest man to hike all 2,100 miles of the Appalachian Trail in one calendar year. Hearing them tell their stories on Feb. 9 and 10 might inspire you to embark […]

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Winter offerings


Skating and other activities at Dayton’s MetroParks Photo: A broomball game taking place on the MetroParks ice rink By Nick Hrkman Skate into the Holidays Keep your cabin fever at bay this winter by visiting the ice rink at RiverScape MetroPark. Whether you’re enjoying a fast-paced game of broomball or just want to relax and […]

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The great outdoors, camping, and more


MetroPark’s Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience at Eastwood Photo: Riders learn how to balance and handle their bikes without the risk of major injury By Nick Hrkman The Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience (OutdoorX) on Oct. 7 and 8 bills itself as the premier outdoor adventure festival in the Midwest. If there are two groups that get […]

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Urban adventurers


Explore all the ways of the city this summer photo: Shannon Thomas paddleboards at the RiverScape River Run, equipped with whitewater features By Nick Hrkman By now every Daytonian should know that Dayton is the Outdoor Adventure Capital of the Midwest. But what has the city done to earn that title since it was so […]

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Local transformers


Regional programs turn vacant lots into community gardens By Nick Hrkman Photo: EchoingU students tend to the raised flower beds in their community garden Put down roots in your community—literally. Five Rivers MetroParks works with community gardens in the Dayton region as part of the Grow With Your Neighbors program, which began in 1986. In […]

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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 […]