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Letting the stars shine even brighter

New documentary spotlights black female background singers of rock and soul By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: Standing in the shadows: The female voices of rock and soul in “20 Feet from Stardom”  Rating: PG-13 Grade: B+ Walking out of Morgan Neville’s documentary “20 Feet From Stardom,” you may come to appreciate the almost existential crisis of […]

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Boogie wonderland

Disco flavors at the Dayton Art Institute By Deon Jefferson Photo: DAI Executive Director Michael Roediger will be strutting his stuff at the Prime Time Party Rental Series Studio 54 party on July 19 “Do a little dance/make a little love/Get down tonight!” These are the only rules that will apply on July 19 from 7-11 […]

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M.O. with Mayor Leitzell

Be careful what you wish for By Gary Leitzell Photo: Mayor Gary Leitzell talking with supporters during his victorious 2009 campaign for Dayton mayor  “Be careful what you wish for,” I was told just four years ago when I ran for mayor of Dayton. It was an interesting statement, because my mission at the time was […]

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Greening the market

2nd Street Market takes DRG3 challenge By Amy Forsthoefel Photo: Hungry Toad Farm, one of the produce vendors at the 2nd Street Market, is certified organic now and is seeking DRG3 Green Business certification yet this year In 2012, Dayton Regional Green 3 (DRG3) created a voluntary Green Business Certification Program designed to help businesses take basic […]

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Foster a cat

Save a life By Stacey Ritz Photo: A family of rescued orphaned kittens in need of bottle-feeding, saved by Advocates 4 Animals Rescue; photo credit: Nancy Stroble One unaltered cat can produce 36 more cats in less than 1 ½ years. The statistics are staggering when you also consider the fact that four to five million […]

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Send in the hounds!

Stalk & Awe uses dogs to manage geese populations By Kevin J. Gray  Photo: Stalk & Awe border collie Alex harassing a goose to the point of flight Have Canada geese invaded your yard? Tired of clearing goose poop from around the pond? One Miami Valley resident has a novel solution – send in the hounds. Greg […]

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Make a doggies’ day

Sit, Stay N’ Play Dog Park By Kate E Lore Photo: Frankie and Freya in the lobby at Sit, Stay N’ Play Dog Park in Huber Heights; photo credit: Kate E Lore Big round eyes follow you across the room. A fluffy body flies off the floor and four legs rush up to meet you. A […]

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Free Puppies?

The real cost of bringing Fido home By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin He’s just so cute, that little puppy squirming against his brothers and sisters to gain the advantage on your affections. He’s a little fluff ball of joy, falling all over himself, jumping at the opportunity to call your home his own and make you […]

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Sit up. Lay down. Roll over!

Your dog deserves a treat from Lindy & Company By Tom Baker Photo: Lindy’s Sampler and the latest favorite, PB & Bacon Bones I’m a big fan of social enterprise, the business model that uses conventional methods as a means to a socially beneficial end. Businesses like celebrity chef Jaime Oliver’s Fifteen – a culinary apprenticeship […]

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From a crescent to a gem

Paul Sanchez kicks off NOLA Summer In Dayton at Canal Street Tavern By: Justin Kreitzer Photo: New Orleans-based guitarist Paul Sanchez visits Canal Street Tavern on July 10; photo credit: Chris Granger New Orleans – known as the “Crescent City” – is notorious for its wild parties, but it is also famous for its musical history; […]

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Advice Goddess: 8/25

By Amy Alkon   A Force To Be Reckoned Whiff  My new boyfriend travels a lot for work. Before he […]

Chew On This: 08/25

More than a study’s findings about soda By Jayne Powers Food pairings have earned their reputations: bread and butter, wine […]

Worth your salt

What the F&%$ do you know about salt? By Paula Johnson Photo: A wide variety of finishing salts, which add […]

News of the weird: 08/25

By Chuck Shepherd Pets of the 1 Percent “The worshipful treatment of pets may be the thing that unites all […]

A taste of something local

Taste of Troy spotlights local eateries By Katie Christoff Photo: Taste of Troy takes place Sept. 19 in Downtown Troy; […]

25 years, 25,000 acres

Tecumseh Land Trust, local artists partner in natural landscapes exhibition By Tara Pettit Photo: Steven Walker, The Other Side of […]