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See the Falls. Trek the cave.

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Miami County Park District’s Charleston Falls Preserve By Janell R. Ward Photo: Charleston Falls Preserve features a 37-foot waterfall; photo: Terry Netzley How long has it been since you’ve seen wild Geraniums, Blue Bells and Solomon Seal flowers? Charleston Falls Preserve may have what you’ve been missing. This family-friendly park offers a relaxing habitat along […]

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One in 43,252,003,274,489,856,000

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Xenia’s Drew Brads takes speedcubing World Record By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Xenia local Drew Brads displays his collection of Rubiks puzzles I bet there was one in your basement in the ’80s. A six-colored, six-sided puzzle cube, deceptive in its apparent candor, charming in its manageable size. And if it was like mine, half […]

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Worth the wake-up

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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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The perfect art of chamber music

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Vanguard Concerts presents clarinetist Narek Arutyunian By Rick Eichhorn Photo: Narek Arutyunian will perform at 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at the DAI; photo: Christian Steiner When talking about all the work and effort that’s gone into more than 52 years of Vanguard Concerts, George W. Houk wants to make one thing perfectly clear: “It’s been […]

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Dirty jobs

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Professor John A. Long researches prehistoric sex and beyond By Gary Spencer Photo: Professor and paleontologist John A. Long on location in South Australia Have you ever wondered how the dinosaurs “did it”? Have you ever wondered what member of the animal kingdom is the best endowed? Have you ever wondered if there are any […]

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Was it really great?

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Wilmington College reflects on World War I By Chelsea Davis Photo: Carlisle Columbia Law, a resident of Hamilton, was 23 years old when he left for France with the military in 1917. Items  courtesy of Greg Law, photo: Randy Sarvis “These are the powerful stories from history that help us connect to these massive, overwhelming events,” Ruth […]

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Getting the skinny

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Upcoming documentary sparks debate over BMI testing By Matt Bayman Photo: [l to r] Award-winning filmmaker Mike Webber, Bailey Webber and Maddy edit film for the upcoming release; photo: Serif Cinar Most Americans agree there is an obesity problem in the United States. But whether or not children as young as kindergarten age should be subjected […]

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A Dayton original

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One hundred years of the Dayton Canoe Club By Melissa Markham Photo: An early photo of three Dayton Canoe Club Members on the Miami River; photo: William Mayfield Off of Riverside Drive in Dayton, a quiet clubhouse sits inconspicuously on the bank of the Great Miami River. For the past hundred years, members of the Dayton […]

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Spur of the moment

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Waynesville’s weekly Fox Hollow Rodeo By Alyssa Reck Photo: Fox Hollow Rodeo eventss include bull riding, muttin busting, barrel racing and bull poker; photo: Bill Franz Come one and all to see, experience and delight in one of the last remaining great American traditions. It’s an event requiring speed, strength and a little durability. Beginning nearly […]

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Three’s company

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Vanguard Concert Series presents Lincoln Trio at DAI By Josher Lumpkin Photo: The Lincoln Piano Trio will perform on May 23 at the Dayton Art Institute; photo: Marc Hauser The Dayton Art Institute’s Vanguard Concert Series has an impressive history of providing live chamber music in an intimate setting for over 52 years. In this time, […]

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Jes McMillan’s Mosaic Institute

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by Bill Franz Photo: The Mosaic Institute serves artists at 43 S. Main St. in Miamisburg; photo: Bill Franz Most artists […]

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 […]