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Hobart Urban Nature Preserve


A piece of Heaven in the middle of the city By Tor Simms Photo: The Hobart Urban Nature Preserve has its own ecosystem that supports a 3-acre wildlife pond; photo: Miami County Park District If someone were to ask you what are some of the Miami County’s best kept secrets, one of your replies should […]

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Going electric?


Dayton’s first electric car show By Tor Simms Photo: This original 1931 Ford truck will be completely rebuilt into a fully electric automobile Ray Slone has motor oil running through his veins. Some of his earliest memories are of picking up cigarette butts in his father’s auto body shop. His mother drove a purple 1969 […]

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This is beer country

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Yuengling Bands and BBQ event returns to fairgrounds By Tor Simms Photo: Ann Ring and Stacia Burlingame unpack Yuengling at the annual Yuengling Bands and BBQ event, taking place this year May 31 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds On May 31, for $5 you can dance to country music, eat barbecue from the area’s finest […]

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The cycle continues


Miami Valley celebrates National Bike Month By Tor Simms Photo: James Carter, Lucy Sanchez, Amy Dingle and Dan Sahli take a ride at RiverScape during National Bike Month 2014; photo: Jordan Hart National Bike Month was established in 1956 by the League of American Bicyclists. Since its inception, it has grown to become a national month-long […]

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What a drag


Wright State’s Rainbow Alliance puts on the hits By Tor Simms Photo: Local drag troupe The Rubi Girls will host this year’s Wright State University Rainbow Alliance Drag Revue on April 3 If you wanted to raise some money to fund a scholarship, what would you do? You could have a bake sale, a car […]

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The Artsy Adventures of the JafaGirls

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Just when you thought you had seen everything By Tor Gregory Simms Photo: Nancy Mellon and Corrine Bayraktaroglu; photo: Scott Kissell If you happen to be in Yellow Springs and you run into the poo fairy, you have officially been introduced to the artsy adventures of the JafaGirls. But Nancy Mellon and Corrine Bayraktaroglu don’t […]

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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 […]