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Truth & Dare


Dare to Defy theatre proves its spirit By Jacqui Theobald Photo: Lisa Glover as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors; photo: Laura Dell “What is Dare to Defy?” Daytonians are asking. It is a dreamer’s reality complete with costumes and music. It is hope looking for a full house. It’s a small group of innovators daring […]

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AleFest expanded


With new wine offerings, AleFest hops By Kevin Tucker Photos: Sarah Browning Ever since Col. George Newcom founded his tavern in the city more than 200 years ago, Dayton has had a love affair with suds. And never has that been more evident than with the explosion of the beer brewers that have made the […]

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What’s the same? What’s changed? And what still needs to change?


Dayton Regional STEM School learns from controversy By Amanda Dee   Photo: “The Experience of Women” by STEM students Elizabeth Worthen, Sherry Zhu, Kalie Roundtree, and Beth Snyder   Sometimes, “kids” can say what “adults” struggle to spit out. This May, those paying attention to the 24-hour news cycle saw it bent to clutch onto a […]

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Art on the Commons Returns


Sharing, experiencing fine art outdoors at Fraze By Katie Fender Photo: ‘North and Halsted II’ by Ashley Sullivan Some events have something for everyone, but not all of them are free and founded on the cause of fine art. Rosewood Arts Centre and the Kettering Arts Council present the 28th annual Art on the Commons from 11 […]

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Slippery when wet

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Keep swimming at Gerber’s Tropical Fish By Terri Gordon Photo: If you are looking for Dory, John Gerber, owner of Gerber’s Tropical Fish in Moraine, will not only know where to find her, but he will know how to get her from there to here, and he’ll know what it takes to take care of […]

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The Makers


Boston Stoker brews scholarship here & abroad by Jim Hannah   The moment you step into the Boston Stoker warehouse, it hugs you like a warm blanket – the rich aroma of roasting coffee beans. “This is where the magic happens,” says J. Stanton, Boston Stoker Coffee Co.’s director of sales and marketing and a Wright State […]

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Dayton Historys Fixer Uppers


The ‘Gang’ of 60-90-somethings refurbishing history by Katrina Eresman Photo: The New Barn Gang; photo: Paul Noah In the wintertime, a person can trudge across the frozen grounds and the snow-covered sidewalks to pay a visit to an RTA building used for storage in downtown Dayton. Understatedly tucked between a string of commercial businesses, near the […]

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Let’s Talk About Sex


A few lessons they may have skipped in health class by Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin   Disclaimer: This article is meant to serve as a conversation stimulus, which will ideally help lead to a healthier, more fulfilling sex life for you, the reader. To more deeply explore your unique sexual experience, we encourage you to do […]

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On The Hilltop

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The inaugural Dayton-talent-driven Festival on the Hill By Tim Walker Photo: Local favorite Eric Jerardi starts the festival June 24  at 5 p.m.; photo courtesy of Eric Jerardi If you’re traveling through downtown Dayton on I-75, you’re afforded two beautiful views of our city. A glance to the east and you’ll see Dayton’s impressive skyline, dominated by […]

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Harvesting the future


The organic growth of Dayton’s urban gardens By Tara Pettit Dayton’s neighborhoods are extraordinarily active outdoors this spring as shovels dig, composts heaps pile up and hoop houses erect in several neighborhoods. All the activity can only mean one thing for a city that has proven its motivation in recent years to transforming empty urban […]

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Here comes the sun


Springfield Arts Council celebrates 50 years of free art By Katrina Eresman It’s 7 a.m. on a Friday in the middle of June, and there are lawn chairs lined up everywhere. Veteran’s Park, home of the Springfield Summer Arts Festival, used to be called Cliff Park for obvious reasons. Against these cliffs, which house bits […]

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Stars under the stars


Fraze Pavilion’s 25th season brings vampires, legends and more… By Rusty Pate It is a crisp summer evening. Friends get together and have a quick drink or bite to eat. They slowly make their way through traffic and parking. Walking toward the gate, ticket in hand, their step has a bounce and the energy of […]

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Listen up! & Have a cold one


Big Brews & Blues benefits Diabetes Dayton for its seventh year By Rusty Pate The Big Brews and Blues Festival takes place May 21 at RiverScape in downtown Dayton. The event, which celebrates its seventh year in 2016, has grown and changed, but the one constant has been the reason for its inception. Big Brews […]

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Bang, Bang


Locally composed world premier opera The Book Collector opens for Carmina Burana By Eric Street The wheel of fortune has turned once more in Dayton’s favor with an energetic push from the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance! Whether you’re in the mood for something innovative, fresh and completely new, or you’d rather indulge in a time-tested, […]

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Super-Fly Comics & Games, Yellow Springs, Ohio. January 7, 2015. ©2016 Sarah Stier

In your hands with free comic book day By Josher Lumpkin Early May invokes different visions for different folks. Some are undoubtedly enchanted by the change in weather, shaking away the cold of winter, to awake refreshed and renewed as the foliage returns and April’s showers finally start to dry up. For me, the beginning […]

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Where the magic happens


Dayton’s off-stage theatre stars By Jacqui Theobald You have your ticket in hand and arrive at the theatre, eager with anticipation. There’s a contagious energy and excited chatter as the group that has become an entity—the audience—settles, clutching their Playbill. The lights dim. The theatre goes dark. There’s an instant when you almost hold your […]

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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 […]