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Takin’ care of business


Dayton’s Startup Weekend debut By Stacey Ritz Photo: Startup Weekend judges question a team during Sunday pitches at the November 2013 Startup Weekend event in Columbus; photo: David Sherry “Startup Weekend Dayton will be a 54-hour business hackathon – software developers, designers, marketers and project managers get together and attempt to build a business over the […]

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Dayton’s biggest open house


Urban Nights returns to downtown By Stacey Ritz Photo: Urban Nights takes place from 5-10 p.m. on May 9; photo: Josh Mayes “Urban Nights is one of the best nights to be downtown,” Mike Colvin, director of communications and marketing for the Downtown Dayton Partnership (DDP) said. “It’s a free event that showcases downtown’s dining, nightlife, […]

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Next time, don’t wait for Earth Day! By Stacey Ritz Photo: The Sugarcreek Farmers’ Market offers a wide variety of local organic produce; photo: Sally Skelly Earth Day was born from reaction to a massive oil spill in the waters near Santa Barbara, Calif. in 1969. April 22, 2014 will mark the 44th anniversary of Earth […]

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A taste of the good life


Taste of Greene County returns By Stacey Ritz Photo: The annual Taste of Greene County returns April 13; photo: Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce “Not only is the Taste of Greene County a great time, but it really gives the region the perfect opportunity to sample and see what some of the surrounding restaurants have to offer: A […]

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One for the ages!


Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, all day By Stacey Ritz Photo: Patrons celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style at Doublin Pub; photo: Will Thorpe St. Patrick’s Day festivities begin bright and early this year – even before the official start of the holiday. On Sunday, March 16, from 6 p.m. to midnight, the Dublin Pub will celebrate […]

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A sense of discovery


20th Century Cincinnati vintage modern art, furnishings and fashion By Stacey Ritz Photo: Atomic Style Home from Hamilton, Ohio [display shown above] will be one of many returning vendors at 20th Century Cincinnati Feb. 22-23; photo: Queen City Shows “Come early and take your time checking things out,” said Mark Fisk, owner of Mainly Art and […]

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Truly spectacular!


Dayton Performing Arts Alliance presents Season Opening Spectacular By Stacey Ritz Photo: Lauren Stenroos and Case Bodamer in “Bushido” From Dayton Ballet’s 2012 Celebration!; photo: sskphoto The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA) is a unique merger of Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. The legend surrounding the creation began when DPO Artistic Director […]

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Yoga on the water


Aqua yoga and paddleboard yoga in Dayton By: Stacey Ritz  Photo: Paddle board yoga instructor Amy Anslinger demonstrating her technique; photo: Bill Franz “There is a woman who came to me and said that she would not be able to move if she did not continue to come to my class. She stated that her range […]

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Sex and the workplace


Taboo or acceptable?  By Stacey Ritz Should colleagues at the same company be allowed to have sex? The Business Insider’s Henry Blodget recently published “Sex-At-Work Survey: The Results Are In!” After surveying 2,500 individuals, Blodget found that more than 84 percent of survey participants believe colleagues at the same company should be allowed to have […]

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Take me to the river


Riding Miami Valley’s scenic riverways By Stacey Ritz  Photo: Lindsay and Olivia Miller of Hamilton float down the Little Miami River on a sunny afternoon; Photo Credit: Jenny Ritz/Little Miami Canoe Rental Perhaps you’d like to kick your feet up and sit back in an inflatable tube to float down the river at your leisure. Or […]

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Where we are going, we don’t need roads


Hovercraft rally in Piqua By Stacey Ritz photo by: Graham Spencer racing in Formula 35 during a Hoverclub of America rally in 2012; photo credit: Jay Frost “We are going to have racing and cruising all at the same venue. We will have a full schedule of races on the banks and waters of the Great […]

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When the farmer comes to town


Shop for fruits and vegetables at regional farmer’s markets By: Stacey Ritz Photo: Fairborn’s Farmer’s Market is in its ninth year, providing fresh fruits and vegetables to the community; photo credit: Katie Lewallen “We’re not just a farmer’s market, we are a community focal point,” shared Jeff LaFollette of the Huber Heights Farmer’s Market. “We have […]

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Foster a cat


Save a life By Stacey Ritz Photo: A family of rescued orphaned kittens in need of bottle-feeding, saved by Advocates 4 Animals Rescue; photo credit: Nancy Stroble One unaltered cat can produce 36 more cats in less than 1 ½ years. The statistics are staggering when you also consider the fact that four to five million […]

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Citizen diplomacy


New exhibit at the  Dayton International Peace Museum By Stacey Ritz Photo: Dayton International Peace Museum co-founder Ralph Dull (left, in hat) discusses a large piece of farm equipment in Ukraine How did Citizen Diplomacy play a role in the USSR during the Cold War? Four Dayton International Peace Museum (DIPM) volunteers were actively involved as […]

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Spass Nacht!


Celebrate Austrian culture at the Fraze By Stacey Ritz Photo: Jake Browning and Juan Delgado (right) enjoy a beer in their liederhosen during Spass Nacht; photo credit: Sarah Browning Spass Nacht literally means “fun night.” “There will be dancing and authentic Austrian/Bavarian music by PROST. Come out and join the fun! There will be brats, sauerkraut, […]

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Anything is possible

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Cirque du Soleil Quidam comes to Dayton By Stacey Ritz Photo: Rabbit from Cirque du Soleil Quidam; Photo credit: Matt Beard “You need to go to a Cirque show and live the experience. Even explaining what the show is about is not enough. Everybody reacts differently to a Cirque experience and that is why they want […]

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Oh my cod!


Something Rotten’s Bottom Brothers unseat Shakespeare Raising a toast! (Foreground L-R) Maggie Lakis, Josh Grisetti, Rob McClure, and Autumn Hurlbert. […]

A homestyle home run


The Bullpen Diner in Dot’s Market The Bullpen’s country fried steak, silver dollar potato pancakes, and eggs over easy. By […]

Don’t drink the green Kool-aid

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Forget the hype—true Irish beers are pure gold Skip the green beer, and go for the gold … or the […]

What to do in the Springs


Santa Fe Red by Sara Gray “Have You Red/Read It?” on display at The Village Artisans The Village Artisans gallery […]

Kansas resurrected


Classic Kansas Leftoverture LP live and more at Victoria Kansas (L-R) Rich Williams, Billy Greer, Zak Rizvi, Phil Ehart, Ronnie […]