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Destination Yellow Springs

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Glen Helen Happenings Glen Helen Nature Preserve has several special programs planned this month:  What in the world is a raptor? A raptor, or bird of prey, is any one of several species that hunts and feeds on rodents and other animals. Do you know how fast a peregrine falcon can fly? Are owls really […]

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Jump, jive, and wail!

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Since 1982, Muse Machine has been a staple of many lives in the Miami Valley. Over 76,000 lives, each year, to be more precise. The nationally recognized arts education organization has spent the last 36 years striving to create a community of artists throughout 13 counties across central and southwestern Ohio and Kentucky, which has […]

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Happy Birthday to U.S.

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Dayton has always been a patriotic town, which is a natural fit for the birthplace of aviation. Each year, communities all across the Miami Valley show their true colors for the Fourth of July. In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, the Dayton City Paper offers the following guide to some of the local celebrations.

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Destination: Yellow Springs

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The 5th annual Springfield Barnstorming Carnival will take place on July 14 and 15 at historic Springfield Beckley Airport. This free event brings aviation enthusiasts and the community together to experience the golden age of aviation. The festival is a unique opportunity to experience some of the rarest aircraft from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s […]

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Celebrating emancipation

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“Juneteenth is a date set aside to recognize the freeing of the last group of slaves that were held in Galveston, Texas in 1865,” says Emma Andrews, Case Manager at The Wesley Center. She was kind enough to take time out of her day to tell me why this date and its celebration holds such […]

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Art Everywhere 5/29

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Sharri Paula Phillips: Marvelous Journeys Yellow Springs -based artist Sharri Paula Phillips has always been drawn to worlds of mystery and magic. Her works take inspiration from childhood memories of exploring the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Mysterious carnival scenes, floating hot air balloons, fairy tree houses, and whimsical woodland creatures all make appearances […]

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Rockin’ in Hockin’

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“Don’t do it!” That was the immediate response of my friends Meggan and Chuck when they heard about this article. They love the Nelsonville Music Festival (NMF) and want to see it remain small and unspoiled. The four-day event will be held this year May 31 to June 3 at Robbins Crossing at Hocking College […]

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Destination Troy 5/22

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Kick-off is Here! One of the highlights of summer in Troy is Final Fridays. In addition to live music, the family-friendly event features a bounce house, face painting, a City of Troy fire truck, the library’s book mobile, and children’s activities. Many downtown businesses will host sidewalk sales and will stay open late during the […]

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Destination Yellow Springs 5/15

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Taking it to the streets It wouldn’t be summer in Yellow Springs without the annual Yellow Springs Street Fair. This year’s celebration of all things local will take place on Saturday, June 9. The Street Fair boasts over 200 vendors, 65 shops and eateries, and live music, including street performers throughout the town. Music will […]

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Piqua’s Taste of the Arts returns

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An art, music, and food feast Food, drink, art, entertainment… what better way to spend a spring evening in Piqua?   By Julie Sigler Twenty-four years ago, the city of Piqua embarked on what has become a long-standing tradition—they came together to celebrate the artists who call Piqua home, with local food, lively music, dancing, […]

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Art Everywhere 05/01

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“Wreck of the Old ’97” lithograph by Thomas Hart Benton is part of the Americana exhibit at Springfield Museum of Art Juried Spring Exhibition Opening Reception at the Dayton Society of Artists 48 High Street, Dayton Friday, May 4, 6 to 9 p.m. The Dayton Society of Artists invite you to help celebrate the Miami […]

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The draw of downtown living

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Summer events kick off with Downtown Dayton Housing Tour First Place at 330 W. First Street offers residents a prime location, luxurious living spaces, and spectacular views. By Sarah Monroe One of the wonderful things (among many) about living in the city of Dayton and its surrounding areas is that there is no shortage of […]

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Destination Troy 04/24

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The Troy Foundation Building is a highlight of the Downtown Walking Tour Downtown Troy Walking History Tour Returns Journey through downtown Troy as it once was on the Downtown Troy Walking History tours. Hosted by Troy Main Street and the Troy Local History Library, these tours offer a glimpse of what downtown Troy looked like […]

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The woes of legal weed

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Getting your “pot card” In addition to federal and state law, local ordinances may limit growers, dispensaries, and individuals. By Tim Walker In June 2016, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 523 into law, thereby making Ohio one of 29 states that have legalized the medicinal use of marijuana. The new law, which took […]

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It’s happening in Troy

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Jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin Music at The Troy-Hayner Center The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is welcoming the arrival of spring with three diverse musical presentations. All events are free and open to the public. Kicking things off on March 24 is jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin. The Cleveland native began her career singing in small clubs in […]

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What to do in the Springs

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Santa Fe Red by Sara Gray “Have You Red/Read It?” on display at The Village Artisans The Village Artisans gallery has long been known for presenting innovative work by artists from the Miami Valley. Their latest exhibit is called “Have You Red/Read It?” The exhibit runs through April in the lobby of the gallery, located […]

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No Jet Engines Here

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The very first thing is to learn how to pronounce it. No rhyming with the home of Baylor University in […]

Debate 9/11: Let’s Make Tammany Hall Great Again

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Third Parties have long complained that having the two major parties in charge of the election process gives Republicans and […]

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No music and arts festival would truly be complete without… wrestling, right? Well, this year at Ladyfest Dayton, buckle down […]

Lives-in-progress, demo-style

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Right from the start of this Jesse Peretz adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel Juliet, Naked, there’s something warm and unfinished […]

Are ‘Friends” Electric?

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Gary Numan’s Savage return to form at CVG’s Bogart’s Gary Numan with daughter Persia, who sings on the new single […]