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11th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival

Put a little salsa in your step as you head out to this downtown Dayton festival By Tim Walker Holy cow – jalapenos are hot, hot, hot! Or should I have used the word “picante”? If there’s one thing the 11th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival is offering that appeals to me, it’s the food; and […]

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A taste test in Troy

The Taste of Troy draws foodies from all over the Miami Valley By Tim Walker Who doesn’t love to eat? Whether trying out a new restaurant with some friends, dining in with loved ones, or just firing up some burgers and dogs on the grill, these long summer days in the Miami Valley offer a […]

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Back to our roots music

The AACW Gospel, Blues and Jazz Festival in Yellow Springs By Tim Walker Family traditions, memories and feelings are deeply rooted in our small Ohio communities, and the village of Yellow Springs is no different than any other. Family members pass on memories, opinions and interests handed down from the older generations to the younger, […]

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A July to experience

The Yellow Springs Experience takes charge By Tim Walker Are you experienced? Hendrix’s late-‘60s psychedelia notwithstanding, the question will definitely be answered in the affirmative by anyone who immerses himself in the upcoming Yellow Springs Experience, a three-day event taking place the weekend of July 15, 16 and 17 at various locations in the village […]

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Working like a dog

A look at the importance of Miami Valley’s working animals By Tim Walker You hear it on every street corner these days – business in the Dayton area is down and the economy has really gone to the dogs. For some people, however, business in Dayton has always been about the dogs. There are a […]

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Going Waco

Preserving the Miami Valley’s rich aviation past at the WACO Museum in Troy By Tim Walker Longtime Dayton residents, along with any individual who’s ever visited this area, can vouch for the Miami Valley’s much-deserved longtime love affair with its historic aviation connection. Dayton is the home to Wilbur and Orville Wright, widely celebrated as […]

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Music through the trees

Outdoor Summer Music Series begins By Tim Walker The sweet sounds of music will be filling the air in Troy throughout the coming summer months. Visitors to Troy’s downtown district along with long-time residents of the city will find themselves with a little something extra to enjoy downtown on select nights during the summer. Troy […]

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Dayton Heritage Festival

Bringing history, legacy and fun to Carillon Park By Tim Walker Memorial Day weekend is almost upon us and if you’ve been searching for a fun, local event – something that is a bit out of the ordinary, but is guaranteed to leave you and your family smiling and satisfied without depleting your bank account […]

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Sculptures on the Square

Troy art exhibition opening doors to visitors, art lovers By Tim Walker The doors of perception will be wide open in Troy this summer. Visitors to Troy’s downtown district, as well as long-time residents of the city, will be pleasantly surprised to discover a different look to the square when they’re out through the coming […]

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Death and Dollars

The economy of Ohio’s death penalty By Tim Walker Derrick Jamison wasn’t supposed to be able to talk to me. A man wrongfully convicted of murder, the State of Ohio wanted him to be dead by now, his protests of innocence forever silenced by lethal injection. On August 1, 1984, bartender Gary Mitchell was brutally […]

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Having a threesome

No pain, no gain in the TriTroyathlon 2011 By Tim Walker For some people, the idea of a relaxing Sunday morning in April might include sedate, everyday activities like sleeping in, watching a little TV, drinking a cup of coffee, reading the newspaper on the back porch, maybe even doing a little yard work. Relaxing, […]

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The cow says ‘moo’

Young’s Jersey Dairy is much more than just the best ice cream around By Tim Walker Conveniently located on U.S. 68 less than two miles north of Yellow Springs, Young’s Jersey Dairy has been a popular Greene County destination for hungry families for over 50 years now. In addition to their mouth-watering ice cream, which […]

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Reaching New Heights

UD ‘Flyers’ have new meaning with new flight simulator By Tim Walker A young college student sits in a chair and concentrates, a joystick in her hand, her face illuminated by several monitors. She checks a grouping of digital gauges and displays and carefully manipulates a series of sensitive controls, all while communicating with another […]

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Newspapers hit the paywall

In the digital age, the printed word is evolving By Timothy Walker The daily newspaper has been a fixture of American life for over 300 years now – the first newspaper, the “Boston News-Letter,” published its first issue on April 24, 1704. Many of us grew up watching our parents read the paper at the […]

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The Book Lovers Festival

An event to celebrate the written word in Troy By Timothy Walker If you’re a local book lover, then you’re already well aware of Around About Books, the popular used bookstore located on Main Street near the square in the heart of downtown Troy. What you may not be aware of is the upcoming 2011 […]

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Chili Madness

I’d like to speak for just a moment about a subject that’s near and dear to my heart on these cold winter days, and that’s chili. Chili? Yes, chili. Meat, broth, tomatoes, and spices (toss in some beans and spaghetti if you’re so inclined, but you’ll only get frowned on by Texans, possibly insulted, and […]

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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 […]