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We come in peace

The Peace Corps Experience in Dayton By Tammy Newsom Photo: Sara Kacvinsky wears funeral attire from Ghana; photo: Patsy Ferrell Some readers may recall President John F. Kennedy’s famous 1961 inaugural address that served as a call to order for young volunteers entering the Peace Corps. “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can […]

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Public art, sans gallery

Life imitates art in Yellow Springs By Tammy Newsom Photo: Davis Street Propeller Bush, artist: Bruce Parker; photo: Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce Public art displays may seem eccentric in most American towns, but not in Yellow Springs. Yellow Springs is dedicated to artistic expression as a means to bring the community together, which just […]

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DCP’s tips for surviving 2015

Ring in the new year in confidence _________ 4 tips for surviving and thriving in 2015 Warning:  A few of these might call you out on some of your bull By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Here at Dayton City Paper, our top concern is your wellbeing. It’s all we talk about, really. So here we’ve compiled […]

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Beat this!

Dayton’s Burundi Royal Court Drummers By Tammy Newsom Photo: The Burundi Royal Court Drummers have performed traditional and improvisational acrobatic drumming in Dayton for five years; photo: Bill Franz Burundi now has a golden crown. As a tiny Central African nation bordering Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi has been plagued […]

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They’re coming for you, Barbara

Night of the Living Dead, Live at Dayton Playhouse by Tammy Newsom Photo: [l - r] Jared Mola (red shirt), Christina Lewis, Eric Specht (background), Noah Shane (in hoodie, hidden), Max Santucci (brown shirt, back to camera), Courtney Carmichael, Jill Lynott (purple shirt), Marcus L. Simmons II (with hand to mouth) and Adam Clevenger (green jacket) […]

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May we have this dance?

South Slavic Club shares its Balkan hospitality by Tammy Newsom Photo: Bulgarika performs at the South Slavic Club; photo: Jim Rohal Eastern Europe built a wall to keep out dissidents. When the wall came down, popular entertainment let us back in. Dayton’s South Slavic Club (SSC) is made up of the countries of the former […]

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Troy, unplugged

Fall Farm Festival at Lost Creek Reserve By Tammy Newsom Photo: Visitors take a wagon ride down Scarecrow Lane at Lost Creek Reserve; photo: Amanda Smith Have you ever dived into a vat of corn? Or fallen into a load of hay, just for fun? Maybe not, but chances are your grandparents did. For those […]

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Thom, ah-ee-la and mahrah for all

Lebanese festival offers food, family and fun By Tammy Newsom Photo: Will Thomas grills Kafta and Danny Slilaty grills chicken for Shawarma sandwiches at the 2013 Lebanese Festival; photo: Jim Zaidain Are you ready for some Lebanese cheer? Then much Thom! Ah-ee-la! Mahrah! for you. Thom! Ah-ee-la! Mahrah! (which means, food!, family!, fun! in Arabic) can […]

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Scene around the fence

Beautifying a Yellow Springs construction space By Tammy Newsom Photo:  This is a wall of many capers. A Young’s Dairy Jersey cow is treated to a strawberry waffle cone with sprinkles. The lunar module resurfaces in a splatter of metallic paint against soapstone. A bookcase of twisted tomes – “The Dork Tower” and “The Grape […]

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Flipping the bird

Yellow Springs Arts Council’s For the Birds By Tammy Newsom Photo: “Trashy Bird” by corrine bayraktaroglu; photo provided by artist In the winter of 2013, eight stir-crazy Village artists met for “Tweet Meets” over coffee to exchange ideas for art projects. Many of those artists are active members of Village Artisans, including Susan Gartner, who, compelled […]

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Homegrown harmonies

National Sing-Off Live Tour in Troy By Tara Pettit Photo: Street Corner Symphony will perform at Hobart Arena as part of The […]

Chew on this: 2/24

Be your own nutrition sleuth By Jayne Powers Photo: Composer Jake Heggie; photo: Art Clarity You may have read the […]

News of the weird: 02/24

By Chuck Shepherd Lead story – Weird news you can use It turns out that a person having a heart […]

Advice Goddess: 2/24

By Amy Alkon Beak experience I recently started dating this new girl. I asked her whether her lips and boobs […]

Under the spell

Yellow Springs Theater Company stages “Godspell” By Gary Spencer Photo: Director Robert Campbell [standing, forefront] rehearses with Yellow Springs Theater […]

The Artsy Adventures of the JafaGirls

Just when you thought you had seen everything By Tor Gregory Simms Photo: Nancy Mellon and Corrine Bayraktaroglu; photo: Scott […]