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A watershed moment, a watershed movement

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Thousands of years ago, Ohio was covered by massive glaciers that, over time, caused the Little Miami River to switch its course and flow in a southerly direction, creating the geology of Clifton Gorge and emptying into the Ohio River east of Cincinnati. The Little Miami River Watershed, the bridge of land that separates the […]

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Five rivers, 18 MetroParks to explore

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What started as a summer vacation pastime—fishing at Indian Lake with her dad—has turned into a passion for Paula Smith. Now, she’s president of the Miami Valley Fly Fishers club and often can be found catch-and-release fishing on local rivers. “Fishing is about the most relaxing thing you can do. There’s nothing like being out […]

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Paddle on, Dayton

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Summer is the perfect time to hit the water, and with more than 265 miles of water trails in the Dayton region there’s a lot to explore. Whether you are interested in kayaking, canoeing, or stand up paddleboarding, there are myriad resources that allow you to try the sport or build on existing paddling skills. […]

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Wright State team’s polar passage

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Sleeping was a challenge. The sun never set for weeks at a time. And the crash of the ship’s metal hull into massive fields of ice coupled with the comings and goings of the research crew at all hours created a constant blare.

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Before May flowers…

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Prepare for Spring with MetroParks programs Sometimes nature needs a helping hand…and MetroParks volunteers step up to the job. By Lauren Lemons Parks have power. Beyond providing greenspace where people can create a personal connection with nature, parks have the ability to boost property values and can positively affect community and environmental health. Five Rivers […]

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The urban Ol’ MacDonald

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Getting started in the earth-to-table movement Learn about raising livestock and more in your own backyard at the upcoming MetroParks programs. By Nick Hrkman What if you could get fresh eggs, wool, milk, cheese, or meat without ever having to leave your yard? A growing number of communities across the country are relaxing regulations to […]

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Cures for cabin fever

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MetroParks are ready with plenty of winter activities In the winter, Aullwood offers events from serene trail hiking to sledding to maple sugaring By Lauren Lemons Winter adventures in cooler temperatures When temperatures drop during the coldest winter months, people tend to make a mad dash indoors to cozy up, but there are benefits to […]

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The adventure continues

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Wright State’s Adventure Summit inspires everyone to exploration By Nick Hrkman Jordan Romero climbed Mount Everest at age 13. At 82, Dale Sanders became the oldest man to hike all 2,100 miles of the Appalachian Trail in one calendar year. Hearing them tell their stories on Feb. 9 and 10 might inspire you to embark […]

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Eat, shop, support local

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Holiday times at 2nd Street Market Photo: Don Wick (right) of Hydro Growers sells his produce at 2nd Street Market By Lauren Lemons Equal parts  heartwarming and exhausting, the holidays are a time to shop, wrap, cook, host, and create lasting memories with your family and friends. For those looking to skip the stress of crowded […]

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Winter offerings

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Skating and other activities at Dayton’s MetroParks Photo: A broomball game taking place on the MetroParks ice rink By Nick Hrkman Skate into the Holidays Keep your cabin fever at bay this winter by visiting the ice rink at RiverScape MetroPark. Whether you’re enjoying a fast-paced game of broomball or just want to relax and […]

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It’s color-hunting season

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It’s Autumn (in case you didn’t notice) Campers enjoying the fall leaves; photo: Five Rivers MetroParks By Lauren Lemons Many associate  stunning tree lines featuring warm fall colors with locations across New England, but Ohio has its fair share of fabulous fall foliage, much of which can be seen in your favorite park. According to […]

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The great outdoors, camping, and more

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MetroPark’s Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience at Eastwood Photo: Riders learn how to balance and handle their bikes without the risk of major injury By Nick Hrkman The Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience (OutdoorX) on Oct. 7 and 8 bills itself as the premier outdoor adventure festival in the Midwest. If there are two groups that get […]

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Bangin’ botany

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A crash course in plant reproduction Don Cipollini, professor and bug sex expert; photo: Amanda Dee By Amanda Dee Some parts of life are inescapable: death, taxes, and, apparently for this writer, bug sex. Hear me out—I went to professor Don Cipollini’s lab with honorable intentions. I wanted a botany lesson, a family-friendly educational experience. […]

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River’s edge: bringing change to Riverscape

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RiverScape MetroPark reclaiming the Dayton waterfront Photo: Outdoor recreation and adventure on the river By Carrie Scarff Remember downtown Dayton before RiverScape MetroPark? Think back to 1999—the Backstreet Boys, “Saving Private Ryan,” Y2K. Along Monument Avenue, meager trees and ratty grass overlooked the river from a near cliff across from the Engineer’s Club; a lonely […]

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Growing market value

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Second Street Market extends hours, accessibility Photo:Second Street Market has extended its hours to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., through August By Lauren Lemons Home to a diverse array of prepared food vendors, artisans, and local growers, the Second Street Market is a downtown Dayton staple that draws regional attention for its community-centric […]

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Urban adventurers

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Explore all the ways of the city this summer photo: Shannon Thomas paddleboards at the RiverScape River Run, equipped with whitewater features By Nick Hrkman By now every Daytonian should know that Dayton is the Outdoor Adventure Capital of the Midwest. But what has the city done to earn that title since it was so […]

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Yes, Flying Saucers Do Exist!

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Please don’t call it Frisbee. Colorful flying plastic discs fill the air around this time of year, tossed from hand […]

Debate 7/10: You’ve got mail…for now!

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Who in their wildest dreams thought Donald Trump could be a consensus builder? Certainly not me. Donald has done something […]

Bubbles to beat the brunch backlash

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I casually peruse food articles, as you might guess. One emerging set of hot takes seems to revolve around brunch. […]

Jump, jive, and wail!

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Since 1982, Muse Machine has been a staple of many lives in the Miami Valley. Over 76,000 lives, each year, […]

A Monument to Insurrection

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Dayton Society of Artists’ special summer exhibit Alan Pocaro, The Distance Between Us When We Communicate (Detail) By Tim Smith […]