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Opa!

When celebrating culture becomes a tradition By Tara Pettit Photo: The Virgil Donati Band will perform at Oddbody’s on Sept. 11 Today when you hear about Greece, you automatically associate it with banks, budgets and bailouts. Recent news about the country and its ongoing economic crisis has permeated media coverage of the small nation, so […]

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The lady and the queen:

The women behind the Miamisburg Artisan Festival By Amanda Dee Photo: The Miamisburg Artisan Festival takes place Sept. 12 at Riverfront Park in Miamisburg; photo: Pegge Hein Bellamy The queen’s relationship with the lady began when she needed to retouch one of her slates. Pegge Hein Bellamy, also known as The Salsa Queen, has been […]

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The tradition continues

Vandalia Oktoberfest celebrates international family By Lisa Bennett Photo: The Vandlia Oktoberfest takes place Sept. 11-13 at Vandalia Sports Complex; photo: Rick Shieltz Sometimes, even the simplest of activities can lead to the most unlikely of events. In the early 1970’s, Vandalia Mayor Walter Lakin was looking for something fun for the city that could […]

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Oh Geez!

Geez Grill & Pub: Flat screens, flat taste By Paula Johnson If you are a super sports fanatic with ADD, Geez Grill & Pub just might be your dream come true. Replete with 360 degrees of flat screen TVs, it’s impossible to cast a glance anywhere that doesn’t fall on somebody wearing a uniform doing […]

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Pinkies down, thumbs…

Would you drink wine from a can? Should you? By Mike Rosenberg Our neighbor, Christine the Pie Queen, relayed the results of a bit of work-related research performed by her loving hubby Jeff, both of whom you may remember from several write-ups over the years. Jeff had uncovered a series of videos produced by Union […]

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The eyes have it

Yellow Springs’ Cyclops Fest attracts the unique By Tammy Newsom Photo: The annual Cyclops Fest takes place Sept. 12; photo: Stephanie Baker In Yellow Springs, for one day in September, a capricious mythological one-eyed creature opens the door to the locally grown, the handmade and the weird. Like the mythological Cyclops, many local entrepreneurs of […]

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Trail mix

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 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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The Toronto International Film Festival at 40

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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Fusion master masters jazz fusion

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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Vitality Check: 4/26/16

Heeeeeere’s Rocco! By Rocco Castellano What’s up b–ches? I’m back! I know all of you were wondering where I went […]

More than a building

Troy walking history tours offer a deeper look By Don Hurst On Friday April 29, Downtown Troy’s past will come […]

Be Well Marsha: 4/19/16

Toast to joy By Marsha Bonhart Shhhh … I have a secret. It’s one I am willing to share, despite […]

On Your Marc: 4/19/16

Dayton, the start of it all By Marc Katz It was a dark and stormy winter—yeah, with snow piled up […]

On Your Marc: 4/12/16

UD a place to emulate By Marc Katz When Wright State University was introducing its new men’s basketball coach Scott […]

Be Well, Marsha: 4/12/16

One tooth at a time By Marsha Bonhart “All I want for Christmas … “ Completing that popular little ditty […]