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Trail mix

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Take a hike in “Trail Town” Dayton By Kristen Wicker Photo: Local hiking enthusiast Andy Niekamp begins his through-hike of the Buckeye Trail at Deed’s Point From downtown Dayton, you can walk to North Dakota. Or Vermont. That’s because the Dayton region is home to a portion of the North Country Trail—a 4,600-mile National Scenic […]

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The Toronto International Film Festival at 40

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Getting better with age By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: Ethan Hawke as Chet Baker in “Born to be Blue” I have to admit that I’m a sucker for symmetry and my association with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is rife with coincidental parallels. As I enter the home stretch of my preparation for a week […]

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The Docket 09/08

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Love thy neighbor After his neighbor threatened him with a knife, a 42-year-old man decided to get the authorities involved. The man checked his mailbox at about 8:30 p.m., when his dog ran past him into his neighbor’s yard. The dog sat by the neighbor’s kids, who the man considered […]

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Fusion master masters jazz fusion

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Virgil Donati Band comes to Oddbody’s By Christian Roerig Photo: The Virgil Donati Band will perform at Oddbody’s on Sept. 11 Virgil Donati is no stranger to playing drums. In fact, he*s considered one of the best (not strangest). The Australian-born native is known for a highly technical style of drumming, but that*s not where […]

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Pop into Labor Day

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Beavercreek Popcorn Festival celebrates sweet and salty By CC Hutten Photo: The Beavercreek Popcorn Festival takes place Sept. 12-13; Stan Rohrer Since 1987, the people of Beavercreek have gathered the weekend after Labor Day to celebrate community, popcorn and, this year, veterans. “It started out like many things,” says John Engel, festival president of about […]

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That new old-time rock and roll

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The Pullouts bring nostalgic piano-rock tunes to Bob’s By Josher Lumpkin Photo: The Pullouts will perform at Blind Bob’s on Sept. 11; photo: Lainey Hill Many music fans in recent years have complained that modern music has lost something. Some indefinable quality, common in the musical landscape of decades past, is now missing in the […]

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Having a (meat)ball

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Annual Italian Fall Festa returns By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Italian Fall Festa, which includes the Meatball Madness 5K race, takes place Sept. 11-13 Benvenuti! Come taste delicious homemade food, play a round of bocce and celebrate all things Italian at the 38th-annual Italian Fall Festa. It is held by the John Pirelli Lodge #1633 […]

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That’s all, folks!

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Folks of Dayton Music Festival returns By Katie Fender Photo: The Jayne Sachs Band will perform at the Folks of Dayton Music Festival on Sept. 12 Music fests have become synonymous with the summer months. So clearly, there is no better way to kick off the end of the season than by attending the Folks […]

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The ART of Caring

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We Care Arts: so much more than a studio By Joyell Nevins Photo: Erica Gibbs, Betsy Boesch, David Hiday and Jeffrey Bailey pose during an event at We Care Arts in Kettering We Care Arts, an art studio in Kettering, is not a gallery for famous artists. It’s not a paint-your-own-pottery studio for wannabe artists. […]

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Poisoning the well

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Lord Dying brings the sludge to Dayton By Gary Spencer Photo: Lord Dying will perform on Sept. 5 at RockStar Pro Arena; photo: Danger Ehren Photography Sludge. What does the word bring to mind? Thick, nasty motor oil perhaps? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines sludge as “thick, soft, wet mud: a soft, thick material that is […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 5/23

By Michelle Strauss Wii the people A woman decided to go outside to take her evening smoke. Inside her residence, […]

The Docket: 5/16

Short relationships, long fights A woman and her ex-boyfriend decided they needed to meet and discuss their breakup. The woman […]

Law and Disorder: The Docket 5/9

40 oz. fight A woman was hanging out with friends when they all decided to buy some beer. She knew […]

The Docket: 5/2

Cupcake capers A man walked into a store and headed to the cupcake section. The owner suspected there would be […]

Law & Disorder: 4/25

Broken brandy bottle A family left for church in the morning. When they returned, they noticed their motion-sensor alarm system […]