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Make it unforgettable

Fifty years of the Dayton Opera Ball By John Hamilton Photo: [l-r] Betty Holton, Robb Sloan, Ron Anderson, Mimi Kuntz, Ken Kuntz and Dana Kane at the 2014 Opera Ball; photo: Kim Coughnour The curtain will, figuratively, rise again for the Dayton Opera Guild as it hosts its 50th Annual Dayton Opera Ball on Saturday, […]

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Make it home

Annual UpDayton Summit at DAI By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The 2015 UpDayton Summit will take place April 10 at the Dayton Art Institute; photo: Briana Snyder Photography OK, say you’re a city. Your ability to thrive depends on having a whole lot of citizens milling around making life awesome. So how do you attract […]

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Rollercoasters and rock and roll

Hands-on learning at Boonshoft’s “Design Zone” By John Hamilton Photo: The “Design Zone” exhibition will be available until Sunday, May 3 at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Like any good parent out there, I’m sure you’re more than worried about how to educate and enlighten your child. You want to make sure they get a […]

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What a drag

Wright State’s Rainbow Alliance puts on the hits By Tor Simms Photo: Local drag troupe The Rubi Girls will host this year’s Wright State University Rainbow Alliance Drag Revue on April 3 If you wanted to raise some money to fund a scholarship, what would you do? You could have a bake sale, a car […]

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Artists and scholars

15 years of the Wright State University ArtsGala By John Hamilton Photo: Art student Bret Eikenbery showcases his sculpting abilities at ARTSGALA 2011; photo: Peter Wine Wright State University dawns its best dresses and suits for the 15th Annual ArtsGala, an event to showcase the hard work and dedication of the students and staff of […]

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Fashionable fundraising

Annual AWear Affair Fashion Show Luncheon at Sinclair By Katie Christoff Photo: Leslie Solganik takes to the runway at the 2014 AWear Affair Fashion Show A cancer diagnosis is a scary thing to face, and can leave anyone feeling completely alone. For women, that’s where the Noble Circle Project comes in. The Dayton-based organization, free […]

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Here, kitty kitty…

Kittyhawk Felines Cat Show in Dayton By John Hamilton Photo: Vendors will be available with beds, toys and grooming supplies among other things We all know about the classic dog shows, but I’m sure all the self-proclaimed “cat people” out there are wondering if there are similar such shows for cats. Good news – there […]

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French connection

WSU instructor teaches language through cheese By Jim Hannah Photo: New Wright State University French instructor Benjamin Hirt poses at his desk among homemade cheese and freshly grown produce; Resting on the desk in his Millett Hall office is a creamy strip of handmade blue cheese – a silky, oozing, mouth-watering labor of love new […]

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We come in peace

The Peace Corps Experience in Dayton By Tammy Newsom Photo: Sara Kacvinsky wears funeral attire from Ghana; photo: Patsy Ferrell Some readers may recall President John F. Kennedy’s famous 1961 inaugural address that served as a call to order for young volunteers entering the Peace Corps. “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can […]

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The hard part is choosing

MetroParks’ offerings for playing and planning by Kristen Wicker Photo: Hikers tackle January at Possum Creek MetroPark Outdoors and in, winter offers plenty of ways to connect with nature. Skating By One of the most popular ways to experience the outdoors is skating at the MetroParks Ice Rink at RiverScape MetroPark, 237 E. Monument Ave. The […]

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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 […]

Be Well, Marsha 11/17/15

The slower seasons By Marsha Bonhart I have a friend whom I adore. I don’t always understand her, but she’s […]

Three artists. Three days. One lock.

‘Locked In’ on art at Yellow Springs Arts Council By Joyell Nevins Photo: [l-r] Artists Brandon Lowery, Nathaniel Foley and […]

Ask Rocco 11/17/15

Who the hell is Tony Zale anyway? By Rocco Castellano Photo: Boxer Tony Zale knocks Rocky Graziano to the ground […]

March of the Turkeys

The Turkey Trot tradition treks on By Don Hurst Photo: The Ohio River Road Runners Club 37th Annual Turkey Trot […]