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Who doesn’t love fair food?

The Troy Strawberry Festival serves up the best strawberry everything! By Nicole Wroten Seriously, who doesn’t love fair food? Sure, festivals are great for bringing the family, fun activities, arts and crafts, etc., but what people really come for is the food. And nothing could be truer than people flocking to the Troy Strawberry Festival […]

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Commentary Forum 5/24/11

Come hell or high water, hold the Corps accountable By Nicole Wroten People still refer to the disaster in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina simply as “Hurricane Katrina.” This is not correct. Hurricane Katrina did not cause the flooding of New Orleans; it just brought the rain. “The flooding of New Orleans was a man-made […]

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On Cinco de Mayo, Trust a Texan

Your most ‘authentic’ Cinco de Mayo in the Miami Valley By Nicole Wroten To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, I would first like to provide a little history lesson. A lot of people who go out for margaritas and Mexican food on Cinco de Mayo (or as some refer to it, “Cinco de Drinko”) confuse it […]

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‘Oh What a Preview’

Jersey Boys media preview Last night I had the privilege of joining our stellar (and crazy fun) theatre critic Brian P. Sharp for a quick walk across the street to the Schuster Center for a media preview of Jersey Boys which will be gracing the stage of the Schuster this upcoming January (January 17 – […]

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Crtic’s Pick: Editor’s Choice

Derby Preview Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . By Nicole Wroten Color of Energy Gallery will host a Kentucky Derby preview party to the premiere the best two minutes in sports on Wednesday May 4. Festivities start at 6:30 p.m. Local celebrities Tom Archdeacon (sports writer) George […]

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Welcome to the minors

How minor league sports teams are bringing big league entertainment to Dayton By Nicole Wroten Dayton is a sports town. The very first NFL game was played right here in Dayton. On October 3, 1920, the Dayton Triangles beat the Columbus Panhandles, 14-0 in the first game of the American Professional Football Association, what would […]

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Critic’s Pick: Editor’s pick

Getting poetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . By Nicole Wroten This year, “The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show” will appear in a new venue. The Loft Theatre building, at 126 N. Main St., is set to accommodate their sell-out crowds. Tony Award-winner […]

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Art in action

DVAC’s 18th Annual Art Auction By Nicole Wroten Lately, if you have said something like, “My walls are so bare,” then you should mark your calendars for Dayton Visual Arts Center’s (DVAC) 18th Annual Art Auction on Friday, April 29. Preceding the show, all artwork will be on display at DVAC beginning April 1 during […]

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A New Palette

Creating art out of vacant spaces in downtown Dayton By Nicole Wroten Have you ever seen a dreary landscape or a dull, naked painting you didn’t like? Have you ever wanted to just take a paintbrush and wipe it with color and life? Well, currently underway in downtown Dayton is a project trying to make […]

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Creative Healing

Art exhibit opens in Yellow Springs that expresses ‘The Art of Healing’ By Nicole Wroten To celebrate this weekend’s Friday Fling, the Yellow Springs Arts Council (YSAC) will present “The Art of Healing,” a one-month gallery show opening to kick off YSAC’s Experience Wellness Weekend, which will include five tracks of workshops and national Jungian […]

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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 […]

The last word

Thanks for reading By A.J. Wagner This will be my last week writing the “Law and Disorder” column for the […]

The art of organization

Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale returns By Alyssa Reck Photo: Elaine Lamb of Mud Mothers Pottery will showcase […]

Waste not

The Plastic World of Mary Ellen Croteau By Shayna V. McConville Photo: Mary Ellen Croteau, “Endless Columns,” plastic bottle caps […]

On not getting by in Dayton

The long-term effects of poverty By A.J. Wagner I have been penning “Law and Disorder” for the Dayton City Paper […]

News of the weird 10/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Bionic shoes Police in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture raided a shoe manufacturer in July and […]