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Worth the wake-up

Fort Ancient’s annual Winter Solstice celebration By Tara Pettit Photo: Participants gather at the Fort Ancient Fall Solstice program in 2011; photo: Kristy Kreel There is a single moment that occurs each year when Earth’s maximum axial tilt to the sun is at 23 degrees and 23 feet, creating the shortest day and longest night […]

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A welcome distraction

Dan Grueter at Dayton Funny Bone By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Dan Grueter will perform at Dayton Funnybone Dec. 18-21 Comedian Dan Grueter wants to offer you a reprieve from your daily toils. He’s taken his homegrown brand of comedy on the likes of the Late Late Show and The Bob & Tom Show, where […]

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Not so silent night

Santa Pub Crawl supports Toys for Tots By Josher Lumpkin Photo: The Santa Pub Crawl, a benefit for Toys for Tots, will begin at 5 p.m. at Dublin Pub on Dec. 13 When we were kids, Christmas was a magical time. It was the blood that ran through our veins and the very air we […]

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Adopt a locavore

Keep your culinary adventures close to home by Kristen Wicker Photo: Rahn’s Artisan Breads is one of two dozen 2nd Street Market vendors who locally grow or produce items People may travel long distances for a mega pretzel or loaf of ciabatta from Rahn’s Artisan Breads, but the products travel less than two miles from […]

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Miami Valley Pottery

Collaborative. Accidental. Fruitful. By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: David Leach & Naysan McIlhargey, ceramic, glaze I took the occasion of the recent collaboration of potter Naysan McIlhargey with printmaker David Leach, drawer/printmaker Erin Holscher Almazan and painter/printmaker Jennifer Rosengarten to visit McIlhargey’s studio, Miami Valley Pottery, for the first time. Located just outside of Yellow Springs, […]

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Miss Maha and the City

Eat. Drink. Be Entertained. by Maha Kashani Photo: Shoppers peruse the 2nd Street Market; photo: Five Rivers MetroParks And, I’m still stuffed! After hosting my first ever Thanksgiving at my new condo in the city, I can confirm that as a single 30-something … Well, let’s just say it was ambitious. All madness aside, it […]

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Last Poet Standing

The Signature hosts slam poetry competition at the Loft Theatre By Katie Christoff Photo: Improv artist Renee Dion performs during The Signature’s 2014 Season; photo: Lucy Owens Ten years ago, The Signature instituted a new type of competition poetry in Dayton. Now they’re paying homage to their roots by hosting their first Last Poet Standing […]

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It’s the same, on purpose!

Dayton Holiday Festival kicks off the holidays for year 42 By Katie Christoff Photo: The Downtown Dayton Partnership’s Grande Tree Illumination and Children’s Parade will kick off Nov. 28 from 4-9 p.m. in Courthouse Square The day after Thanksgiving is known to many as Black Friday. But for 42 years, it’s also been known as […]

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Funny is in his blood

Charlie Murphy at Dayton Funny Bone By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Charlie Murphy will perform at Dayton Funny Bone Nov. 28-Nov. 30 For the past 12 years, Charlie Murphy has been using his standup comedy to kindle our happiness. During a unique transition from service in the Navy to working security for his younger brother, […]

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Beat this!

Dayton’s Burundi Royal Court Drummers By Tammy Newsom Photo: The Burundi Royal Court Drummers have performed traditional and improvisational acrobatic drumming in Dayton for five years; photo: Bill Franz Burundi now has a golden crown. As a tiny Central African nation bordering Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi has been plagued […]

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News of the weird: 12/16

By Chuck Shepherd Dying to get a date Like many in society’s subgroups, people who work in “death” industries or […]

Advice Goddess: 12/16

By Amy Alkon American idle My girlfriend is beautiful, highly intelligent and interesting. She’s smart for a living (as a […]

The Docket: 12/9

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Photo: The Miamisburg Community Holiday Event […]

Jingle ’Burg

Miamisburg Holiday Parade returns By CC Hutten Photo: The Miamisburg Community Holiday Event and Parade begins at 11:30 a.m. on […]

Advice Goddess: 12/9

By Amy Alkon Belittle Richard My girlfriend says she likes that I’m smart but says I can be “on” too […]

News of the weird: 12/9

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – TMI Kansas lawyer Dennis Hawver was disbarred in November for his comically bad (24 […]