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One giant leap for gifted women

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The Victoria Theatre’s “One Small Voice: Women Who Rock” project champions female singer-songwriters Valerie Reaper will be running a singer-songwriter boot camp for Dayton-area women who rock By Allyson Crawford Calling all budding female singer-songwriters! The Victoria Theatre Association (VTA) wants to help foster female musical talent in the Miami Valley. The VTA is holding […]

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Oh, Tannenbaum!

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The Great Tree Burn blazes In Tipp City People can bring their Christmas trees to the Great Miami River in Tipp City to be burned at The Great Tree Burn By Tim Walker Christmas and the festive decorations this time of year bring along with it are always a welcome sight. Good friends and family, […]

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Speaking up and turning down

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Sensory Sensitive Sundays mindful of autism and other needs Various businesses and organizations provide stimulation-conscious environments for children with disabilities such as autism. By Tim Smith   Autism Spectrum Disorder has received more national attention lately, thanks to organizations like the Center for Autism and Related Disorders and Autism Speaks. They have taken the high […]

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Irish offerings at Stivers

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Colleen Raney and band interpret Celtic classics Photo: Colleen Raney and band perform at Stivers School for the Arts this Sunday. By Tim Smith The Dayton area has long held an affection for Celtic music and all things Irish. One of the most popular current interpreters of Celtic music is Colleen Raney. She and her […]

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Santa’s south-of-town rail ride

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LM&M Railroad’s North Pole Express steams into Lebanon LM&M’s North Pole Express makes its journey through Warren County with Santa on board. Photo: Matt Lang. By Tim Walker Children love trains. Wide-eyed with excitement, they stare at the great engines, travelling as they do down those endless rails and pulling massive cars loaded with people […]

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Fancy Felines

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Dayton hosts its 62nd Annual Cat Fanciers’ Cat Show Photo: Ohio State Persian club’s 2001 Best Cat By Katie Fender The Dayton Cat Fanciers’ Association will host its 62nd Annual cat show this November. Since 1956, cats and kittens from all sorts of breeds compete from all over the country. The show secretary treasurer, Wilma […]

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Glazing saddles

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Tour de Donut pedals through Troy September 16 Donuts on the run; photo: Tour De Donut By Erin Callahan The Tour De Donut is a competition of both physical fitness and hunger. And not just the hunger to win—it takes literal hunger, and a special affinity for glazed or jelly-filled. In this race, participants are […]

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The Bird is the word…

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33rd Annual Trans Am Nationals celebrate the Pontiac Firebird/Trans Am Trans Am on display; photo: Debby Manning By Matt Clevenger What do James Garner, John Wayne, and Burt Reynolds all have in common? At one time or another, they have all shared the silver screen with another great American icon: the Pontiac Firebird/Trans Am. “There were […]

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Dog days

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Wright State writers, cat people give dog new ‘leash’ on life Marco the pit bull kisses Ash McGinley, whom adopted him with Sarah McGinley; photo: Erin Pence By Jim Hannah For cat people, Sarah and Ash McGinley have quite the dog. The Wright State University couple last July adopted Marco, a blind and battered pit […]

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Tiny, not pony tails

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Mini horses compete at Springfield’s Regional Champions Center AMHA’s Eastern Regional Championship Show runs June 30-July 2 in Springfield; photo: Patty Diehl By Erin Callahan When it comes to showing horses, bigger isn’t always better. In fact, there are plenty of opportunities for mini horses to steal the show, and some are bred to perform […]

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‘Running with Pride’

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PFLAG’s annual 5K dashes for scholarship Photo: Runners cross the finish line, thankful to finish the race and raise money for PFLAG’s education programming and scholarships; photos: Chuck Campbell By Tim Smith The annual Dayton Pride Festival has many activities planned this year: a bar crawl, a breakfast, and a parade are just a few […]

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A taste of art

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Wright State’s annual ArtsGala showcases renovated Creative Arts Center By Brennan Burks In my freshman year of college, I lived across the street from the creative arts buildings: recital halls, grand stages, black box theatres, the music library, and the art museum. There hasn’t been another time span in my life when I was so […]

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Dayton’s ‘dangerous dames’

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League of Women Voters honors 3 local media pioneers By Brittany Erwin Photo: Local suffragettes inspired the League of Women Voters to honor Dangerous Dames of Dayton, modern trailblazers In a world where accusations of fake news abound, quality journalism is vital. Yet, the public can be critical of its truth-tellers, particularly if its tellers […]

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Patchwork peace

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Enter Janet Bear McTavish’s Peace Quilt Labyrinth at Middfest International By Lisa Bennett Photo: The entry panel of the Peace Quilt Labyrinth, the product of Janet Bear McTavish and a team of 62 working day and night for 22 months A young soldier, weary from unending brutality on the battlefield, made his way slowly up […]

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Rebels with a cause

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The Mekons’ Jon Langford fights for scholarship at the Antioch School Auction Gala By Amanda Dee Photo: Jon Langford’s ‘Star, Map, Cowboys,’ at Emporium Wines March 4 “Prolific” isn’t always a welcome label, but it befits Wales-born Jon Langford, whose work seems almost omnipresent, ranging from punk music to country, portraits to comic strips, and social […]

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Invasion of the Borobots

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Springboro Robotics Program builds toward the future By Jimaur Calhoun Photo: Harnessers of Darkness discuss modifications to their robot prior to the first round of competition in 2015; photo: Jerry Brewster Let’s face facts, people—technology is a part of our lives and it isn’t going anywhere, whether you feel it helps or hinders humanity. If […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]