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The eyes have it

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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

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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 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

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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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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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Vitality Check: 6/21/16

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Sometimes we’re just blowing germs By Rocco Castellano You go to the gym, restaurant, local coffee shop or bar and […]

Tinker, tailor, sculptor guy

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Landon Crowell ‘alters’ time and space at YS Arts Council By Terri Gordon What do beeswax, maple branches and an […]

Vitality Check: 6/14/16

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The dangerous game of preventing pregnancy By Rocco Castellano So I got a call from a friend of mine that […]

Spring into comics

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Comic culture in Yellow Springs By Josher Lumpkin The village of Yellow Springs is a quaint college town that manages […]

Vitality Check: 6/7/16

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Say ahhhh, cough and…happy birthday By Rocco Castellano Maybe I’m just getting a little more sensitive in my old age… […]