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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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Perestroika

Turkish culture rebuilds in the Gem City By Tammy Newsom Photo: The Turkish American Society Organization hosts Abrahamic Traditions Dinners to facilitate interfaith dialogue Dayton is a special commonplace. Many Turks came to this country in fear of judgment from non-Muslims. What they found instead was a receptive community. Coming from both Russia and Turkey, Turks […]

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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 […]

Advice Goddess: 10/14

By Amy Alkon Fasten your Bible belt My boyfriend and I are spending Christmas with his family. I like them […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Heavy meddle Is it okay to keep your income a secret from someone you’re dating? I recently […]