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Creepy and kooky in Troy

The Hometown Halloween Festival is one for the ages … all ages By Emma Jarman Holiday season has officially begun. Halloween, the first in a slew of decorated and celebrated events famous for keeping hearts warm through the cold months, is upon us. While the day of the dead has yet to attain the premature […]

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Not your average haunted house

Local paranormal investigation team hosting Ghost Tours of Troy By Natasha Habib If haunted hayrides just aren’t scaring you enough, try visiting buildings haunted by real spirits during Ghost Tours of Troy on the evenings of October 28 and 29. Local ghost-hunting team Cryptic Investigations hosts the tours. Cryptic Investigations has been investigating homes and […]

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A festival for the season

Troy’s Fall Farm Fest gives visitors fall fever By Lara Donnelly The leaves are turning color, the temperature is falling and autumn is on its way. As the seasons change, people in the Dayton area have a chance to get outside and breathe the newly crisp air at Miami County Park District’s third annual Fall […]

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Art for community and cause

Troy’s Country Workshop Artists celebrate 40 years of creativity with biennial art sale By Gary Spencer The sheer volume of visual arts being produced in the Miami Valley might surprise outsiders, and these works are not just being exhibited and sold in downtown Dayton. In fact, one of the longest running art organizations in the […]

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Finally, Final Friday

After plenty of planning, Final Friday has arrived in Troy By Emily Kaiser Although school is starting and the stresses that come along with this time of year are now settling in, that doesn’t mean summer is over quite yet. The flowers are still here, the world is still green and the weather may just […]

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A taste test in Troy

The Taste of Troy draws foodies from all over the Miami Valley By Tim Walker Who doesn’t love to eat? Whether trying out a new restaurant with some friends, dining in with loved ones, or just firing up some burgers and dogs on the grill, these long summer days in the Miami Valley offer a […]

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Taking it all in

The sights and sounds at Miami Valley Music Fest By Tim Walker   The summer is here, the weather is hot and the sounds of laughter and outdoor live music will be filling the air in Troy in August. And it’s all being done to raise money for local charities.   Local residents have always […]

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Put on your boots and get back to your roots

The Miami County Fair is sure to bring some memories back By Emily Kaiser Growing up in Ohio, I didn’t have the luxury of being near a beach with salt water waves and the ability of building a sky high sand castle. I wasn’t near a beautiful waterfall or snowcapped mountains to explore my imagination. […]

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Don’t be a vegetable this summer, eat a few

Local crafters and farmers produce Troy Farmer’s Market By Emily Kaiser As the weather heats up, we can’t help but think about (and crave) the crunchiness of a summer salad, the sweet taste of fresh strawberries and bringing the coolness of homemade ice cream to our lips. What better way to enjoy the tantalizing summer […]

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Music through the trees

Outdoor Summer Music Series begins By Tim Walker The sweet sounds of music will be filling the air in Troy throughout the coming summer months. Visitors to Troy’s downtown district along with long-time residents of the city will find themselves with a little something extra to enjoy downtown on select nights during the summer. Troy […]

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Troy Strawberry Festival

All you need to know, before you go By Emma Jarman It’s prime strawberry growing weather: 85 degrees, sunny but cooler in the shade. The wind hasn’t blown hot, yet, and the sky only threatens rainstorms in the evenings. It’s the kind of weather that makes you want to sit on a wrap-around porch swing, […]

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Who doesn’t love fair food?

The Troy Strawberry Festival serves up the best strawberry everything! By Nicole Wroten Seriously, who doesn’t love fair food? Sure, festivals are great for bringing the family, fun activities, arts and crafts, etc., but what people really come for is the food. And nothing could be truer than people flocking to the Troy Strawberry Festival […]

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Sculptures on the Square

Troy art exhibition opening doors to visitors, art lovers By Tim Walker The doors of perception will be wide open in Troy this summer. Visitors to Troy’s downtown district, as well as long-time residents of the city, will be pleasantly surprised to discover a different look to the square when they’re out through the coming […]

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Mixed Media

Fine Arts and Crafts at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve By Matt Clevenger Searching for the next Van Gogh or just a truly unique Mother’s Day gift? Fine artists in more than a dozen different mediums will gather at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve in Troy on Saturday, May 7, offering their one-of-a-kind works for sale during […]

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Double Trouble

Caffeine and Cacao at Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffeehouse By Matt Clevenger Standing among the many uni-que candy creations on display at Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffeehouse, it’s hard to believe it all started with some homemade fudge. Since opening in 1995, the comfortable chocolate and coffee café has become one of downtown Troy’s favorite […]

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Having a threesome

No pain, no gain in the TriTroyathlon 2011 By Tim Walker For some people, the idea of a relaxing Sunday morning in April might include sedate, everyday activities like sleeping in, watching a little TV, drinking a cup of coffee, reading the newspaper on the back porch, maybe even doing a little yard work. Relaxing, […]

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The St. Vincent de Paul relief mission continues


  Gateway Shelter for Women and Families on W. Apple St is ready to help 24-hours a day.  By Tim […]

Mulling the merits of Merit Grill


Wide variety compromised by some puzzling choices The Merit Grill’s Carne Asada substituted sirloin for skirt steak, but the salsa, […]

Bread Baking Demystified

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The secrets to a delicious loaf of bread are in the details The process of properly kneading bread dough includes […]

It’s happening in Troy


Jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin Music at The Troy-Hayner Center The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is welcoming the arrival of spring with […]

A tradition of storytelling

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Shannon McNally at Newport’s Southgate House Revival Singer-songwriter Shannon McNally By Dave Gil de Rubio Songwriting has always had a […]