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The not-so-big house

Tiny house phenomenon invades Dayton By Tim Smith Photo: Tiny interior stairs; photo: Paul Kohlman, courtesy of Coles Whalen of EcoCabinsEcoCabins Someone once said that good things come in small packages, but I doubt they meant houses. Yet, the tiny house movement, where people choose to downsize from the standard home, has taken root in […]

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What the heck is Kwanzaa?

Answers to a question you may have been afraid to ask By Lauren Adams Photo: Larry Crowe performs tambiko—the ritual of pouring libation is an essential ceremonial tradition and a way of giving homage to the ancestors It is a question many of us have. Like most holidays, many think Kwanzaa is a religious celebration, […]

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Have a holly, jolly corgi

Local children’s author deems corgis the stars of the holidays By Lisa Bennett Photo: Local author Kathy Moulton’s book “The Twelve Days of Corgis” uses corgis to illustrate the traditional Christmas song “Twelve Days of Christmas” What do adorable corgis and Christmas have in common? No, it’s not a pun about how Great Uncle George […]

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It takes a village

Hayner’s Handmade Christmas showcases Troy talent By Joyell Nevins Photo: The log cabin built by the late Frank Copeland and submitted by family member Victoria King at A Handmade Christmas, on display now through Jan. 3 at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center The latest exhibition at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is more about the heart than […]

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A few hundred people, a few million lights

Clifton Mill’s small-town charm and big-time lights By Tim Smith Photo: The miniature village at Clifton Mill, open every evening at 5 p.m. now until Dec. 31 If it’s December, it must be time to visit historic Clifton Mill to marvel at the holiday light display. A trip to the Mill has become an annual […]

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He comes to you from the future

John Heffron at Dayton Funny Bone By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: John Heffron will perform Dec. 10-13 at Dayton Funny Bone John Heffron has been telling jokes for more than 20 years, his first gig being emcee at Main Street Comedy Showcase on the University of Michigan campus. A Detroit native, Heffron later spent years […]

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Winter wonderland

Make the most of the season outdoors Kristen Wicker Photo: Birding at Eastwood MetroPark is one of many outdoor activities to be enjoyed in the winter season Kelly Kingery’s favorite wintertime memory encapsulates the magic of the season. “I was cross country skiing with a friend at Possum Creek MetroPark and watching the snow fall […]

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Festive ‘fanfayr’ for all

Wright State’s Madrigal Dinner brings the 1500s to the holidays By Katrina Eresman Photo: Wright State’s Madrigal Dinners take place Dec. 10-13 at the Dayton campus; photo: courtesy of Wright State University Imagine an evening where you can say goodbye to routines of the present era and be swept away to 1578. The Wright State […]

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Saucy Santas

Ten years of the Santa Pub Crawl By Lauren Adams Photo: The Santa Pub Crawl takes place Saturday, Dec. 12 in the Oregon District; photo: Geek with a Lens Photography If you see hundreds of elves stumbling around the Oregon District on Saturday, Dec. 12, don’t be alarmed. It’s just Daytonians celebrating the holidays, and […]

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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, 2009 Jason Morgan of Yellow Springs can attribute his new lifestyle and career to two things: getting out of a cubicle and making people happy. The artist’s work is featured at the Springfield Museum of […]

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Let’s go to the movies

Miamisburg Plaza Theatre now showing! By Gary Spencer From time to time, something old and long forgotten is revisited and […]

Be Well, Marsha 2/9/16

Another one bites By Marsha Bonhart Okay everybody, there’s a new bug in town and the World Health Organization (WHO) […]

Gettin’ funky with it

Amy Kollar Anderson makes vivid art full-time By Bill Franz Exactly a year after she left her job as gallery […]

Climate UPHEAVAL

ArtStreet introduces next installation in IAN series By Joyell Nevins Art is not just meant to be looked at; it’s […]

Be Well, Marsha 2/2/16

Forget me not by Marsha Bonhart In my much younger, other life, I was a model. I never graced the […]

Flying high on the ground

Troy’s WACO Museum offers classes, camps, robotics and more By Tim Walker WACO—pronounced like “taco”—was the name of the WACO […]