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Shop unique and handmade gifts at National Holiday Gift Show By Tara Pettit Photo: 12,000 shoppers and over 370 booths are expected at this year’s National Holiday Gift Show, Friday, Nov. 27-Sunday Nov. 29 at Hara Arena Once the Thanksgiving turkey has been eaten and the last piece of pumpkin pie has been stuffed down, […]

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Gobble, gobble go the bikes

Gobbler Gives Bike Tour puts meals on wheels By Lisa Bennett Photo: The Gobbler Gives Bike Tour takes place on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Adventures on the Great Miami facility in Troy On Saturday, Nov. 21, a throng of intrepid volunteers will deliver donated food to Foodbank Dayton on their bicycles. Possibly dressed as […]

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Apocalypse now

Wright State’s Zombies and Gender in Pop Culture By Jim Hannah Photo: Wright State University instructor Andrea Harris leads a class on Zombies and Gender in Pop Culture As images of a zombie apocalypse in The Walking Dead unspool on the screen, the students in Andrea Harris’ Wright State University class are furiously taking notes. […]

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Class and chrome

Ninth-annual Dayton Concours d’Elegance features Lincoln concept By Joyell Nevins Photo: This 1948 Lincoln Continental is just one of 200 antique and classics cars and motorcycles that will be shown during the ninthDayton Concours d’Elegance at Carillon Park on Sept. 20; photo: Skip Peterson Before there were assembly lines and factories, there were people who […]

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The tradition continues

Vandalia Oktoberfest celebrates international family By Lisa Bennett Photo: The Vandlia Oktoberfest takes place Sept. 11-13 at Vandalia Sports Complex; photo: Rick Shieltz Sometimes, even the simplest of activities can lead to the most unlikely of events. In the early 1970’s, Vandalia Mayor Walter Lakin was looking for something fun for the city that could […]

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Fans go online to bring Garth Brooks back to Nutter By Jeremy Wiedle Photo: “Beautiful day at the Arena! I bet @garthbrooks would enjoy this type of weather. #NutterCenter4Garth” (as seen on Nutter Center’s Instagram account) When Garth Brooks’ national tour came to Wright State University in December of 1992, it was the fastest sell-out […]

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Trappist bliss

Belgian beers and cuisine take center stage at Belgian Ale and Food Festival By Hayley Fudge Photo: A wide selection of rare and unique Belgian beers and food take center stage at the Belgian Ale and Food Festival; photo: Sarah Roswell For a country that’s comparable in size to the state of Maryland, Belgians know […]

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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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Morgan’s motorcycles and murals

Jason Morgan displays still life and portraits at Springfield Museum of Art By Joyell Nevins Photo: Jason Morgan, Indian Four, […]

Be Well, Marsha 12/1/15

And not a drop you drink By Marsha Bonhart I was in third grade when I started snooping in my […]

Ask Rocco 12/1/15

My personal orthorexia By Rocco Castellano Last week, I reminisced about the past year of writing my column for Dayton […]

Abstract vision

Painter Katherine Kadish in her Clifton studio By Bill Franz Photo: Kadish showing one of her earlier works Just over […]

Venting for the voiceless

Author Justin Curtis’s Troy-inspired novel By Katie Fender Photo: “Plight of the Downtrodden,” by Justin Curtis Troy native and author […]

Art & Soul

Yellow Springs’ art fair connects art to community By Tara Pettit Photo: The Art & Soul Fair takes place from […]