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Smiling on the Square

Revamped Courthouse Square a ‘God-send’ By Lisa Bennett Photo: Residents and guests gather at Courthouse Square to take advantage of the food trucks and summer activities available Would you rappel off the side of a 27-story building? Well, Friday, Aug. 14, that’s exactly what some participants of “The Square is Where Goes Over the Edge” […]

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Cheers to charity

Brews Fore Birdies Beer Festival rookie year By Janell R. Ward Photo: First Tee of Greater Miami Valley teaches life skills and development through golf. Pictured: participants in the PLAYer program at Madden Golf Course mingle with local media; photo: Amanda Zedrick Come cool down with a beer on a hot summer’s day and make […]

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Hot summer, cool films

Victoria Theatre Association stays cool with new films and partnership By CC Hutten Photo: The Victoria Theatre Association screens “Motel Hell” on July 18 as part of the Cool Films Series The Victoria Theatre Association’s summer Cool Films Series is titled “cool” for good reason. And this year, VTA has partnered with Summer in the […]

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This town loves America

Centerville-Washington Township Americana Festival returns By CC Hutten Photo: The Centerville-Washington Township Americana Festival, including a 100-unit parade, begins with a concert and flag ceremony on July 3 From a 1972 sidewalk sale to a mile-long party, the Centerville-Township Americana Festival now expects over 75,000 people Independence Day weekend. For 41 years, the people of […]

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Success on the streets

Yellow Springs Street Fair helps local business thrive By Tara Pettit Photo: Yellow Springs Street Fair takes place June 13 in downtown Yellow Springs Small business owner and Yellow Springs resident, Molly Lunde, began her entrepreneurial journey with two things: a passion for travel and a collection of beautiful trinkets she acquired from her time […]

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An empowering ‘Outlook’

Magazine gives voice to Ohio’s LGBT community By Katie Christoff Photo: [l-r] Outlook Magazine Associate Publisher Chad Frye, Managing Editor Erin McCalla, Publisher Christopher Hayes, LGBT Activist Alexis Perrone, Associate Publisher Page and Editor-in-Chief Bob Vitale; photo Gracie Umana Outlook Ohio Magazine, a niche publication serving the LGBT community in Ohio and a sponsor of […]

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Vietnamese-Americans: between two worlds

Wright State’s Mai Nguyen chronicles plight of Vietnamese-Americans By Jim Hannah Photo: Mai Nguyen, founding director of Wright State University’s Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center She left her native Vietnam in 1974 to attend college in America, narrowly escaping the bloody Communist takeover of her homeland. It would be a quarter century until Mai Nguyen would return. […]

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This is beer country

Yuengling Bands and BBQ event returns to fairgrounds By Tor Simms Photo: Ann Ring and Stacia Burlingame unpack Yuengling at the annual Yuengling Bands and BBQ event, taking place this year May 31 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds On May 31, for $5 you can dance to country music, eat barbecue from the area’s finest […]

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Better hurry!

Humane Society’s Furry Skurry returns By Lisa Bennett Photo: The annual Humane Society Furry Skurry takes place May 23 at Eastwood MetroPark Attention Dayton residents: If you think your furry sidekick is the cutest, smartest or best tail-wagger in the area, you’re in for a special surprise: the annual Furry Skurry event is back! Replete […]

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People helping animals helping people

Noah’s Arc Sanctuary rehabilitates by Tim Walker Photo: Jacob Dabe, age 10, with Noah’s Arc co-founder Daniel Kelty; photo Stephen Kelty   Whether you’re an orphaned deer, a groundhog with seizures or a person coping with emotional diculties, Daniel Kelty, one of the founders of Noah’s Arc Sanctuary and a truly caring individual, wants to help […]

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Advice Goddess: 7/28

By Amy Alkon   Emotion Sickness Last week, my girlfriend was all annoyed about something (something relatively unimportant). I’m normally […]

Chew on this: 07/28

Rediscover your drive By Jayne Powers On a hot, muggy July afternoon, I bolted out of my apartment to take […]

Hobart Urban Nature Preserve

A piece of Heaven in the middle of the city By Tor Simms Photo: The Hobart Urban Nature Preserve has […]

news of the weird 7/28/2015

  Outsourcing Among the protesters at New York City’s Gay Pride Parade the Sunday after the Supreme Court’s historic gay-marriage […]

The Docket: 07/28

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Amanda Dee   What’s at steak? “$85.85 worth of meet […]

Chew on this: 07/21

More than picking fresh vegetables By Jayne Powers   Today, let’s shine a light on vegetables—literally. Walk into any supermarket, […]