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More than a spit and whittle

2015 Artistry in Wood, Dayton carving show. Competition winners.

Dayton Carvers Guild shapes 35th Artistry in Wood By Erin Callahan We’re living in the age of technology, when we can use computer design programs to create something on screen and build out designs with a vast selection of materials using 3D printers. It may seem that with this advanced digital technology, the traditional handcrafted […]

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Deconstructing the myth, constructing the man

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Discovering Johnny Appleseed at SunWatch By Ehron Ostendorf Photo: Children can interact with Johnny Appleseed’s legacy at SunWatch Indian Village through September SunWatch Native American [“Indian”] Village opened its doors to a legend this summer. Upon first arrival, it may seem surprising that the room has been converted into a miniature maze. It’s all crafted […]

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A tale of two culinary cities

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Taste of Troy showcases mom and pop ops By Kevin Tucker Photo: Hit the streets for treats like chocolate shortcake in a cup at Taste of Troy Sept. 10 In Troy, it’s a tale of two culinary cities depending on your geographic location. Popular restaurant chains decorate the landscape near the interstate on the town’s […]

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From Toccoa to Bavaria to Facebook

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WWII paratrooper Jim ‘Pee Wee’ Martin still dives into his story at 95 By Tim Smith Photo: Jim ‘Pee Wee’ Martin tallies more than 22,000 ‘likes’ on Facebook and continues to lecture here and abroad; photos: Doug Barber A hero is defined as a person who is noted or admired for nobility, courage, or outstanding […]

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I’m a lumberjack, baby

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Clifton Gorge Music and Arts Festival By Lisa Bennett Photo: Carvaholic’s Pete Conley of Springfield crafts for the Clifton Gorge Music and Arts Festival photo courtesy of Sue Chasnov   Millions of years ago, gargantuan glaciers bullied their way into the Miami Valley, ripping up bedrock and moving along megalithic boulders like they were child’s marbles. Mammoth […]

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Adults on the block

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Dayton Urban Ballroomers’ Party in the Park By Tim Smith Photo: R&B singer Carmichael Musiclover beckons to Brian and Monica Sanders at Party in the Park; photo: Kenny Wilkinson In this season of festivals, block parties, and neighborhood barbecues, one event is sure to stand out. The Dayton Urban Ballroom Group (aka Dayton Urban Ballroomers) is […]

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Monarchs on the menu?

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Amazing Butterflies at Boonshoft By Lisa Bennett Photo: Children can catch a ride on a Monarch at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery through Aug. 20 There is a tremendous resource available to many of us, and it’s in our own backyards. The Boonshoft Museum in Dayton is hosting an exhibit they hope will help children and adults […]

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POWA! to the people

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Photographing Older Women Artists By Karen Ander Francis Photo: Jafagirl Dianne Collinson identifies as a ‘builder’; photo: Nancy Mellon Yellow Springs has always been, well, eccentric and edgy, artsy, and activist. Rooted in the mid-19th century when Horace Mann, education reformer and abolitionist, became the first president of Antioch College, these qualities remain alive and lively […]

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When pigs fly

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Bacon Fest returns to Fraze By Tim Walker Photo: Bacon in all forms blesses Fraze Pavilion Aug. 21, but the blessing is limited; photo courtesy of Schlegel Creative Of all the many things on this earth that make our lives worth living—friends, family, art, travel, music, the Dayton City Paper—one thing, above all, has the power […]

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Ain’t no mountain…

Monika Kaleps rides through MetroParks Mountain Biking Area (MoMBA), the area’s first fully sustainable mountain biking trail system; photo courtesy of Five Rivers MetroParks

One woman bikes over injury and fear By Kristen Wicker “MoMBA is always the same trail, but never the same ride.” Monika Kaleps knows what she’s talking about—she drives an hour from her home in the Columbus area to bike MoMBA, the MetroParks Mountain Biking Area, at least a few times each week, even in […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23

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For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16

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For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]