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See a man about a horse

Harness racing one of many traditions at Montgomery County Fair By Rusty Pate The pending arrival of fall means the return of school, fewer hours of sunshine and weekends full of football. It also means county fair season. While the old days of celebrating the harvest and showing off the products of a long season […]

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A celebration of diversity

4th Annual Dayton African-American Cultural Festival by Tim Walker “Well, we only have about 30 minutes on stage at this year’s Festival,” said Big Gil, laughing, “But we’ll have some people up on their feet and dancing, I can guarantee you that.” Gil “Big Gil” Frazier, trombone player and a fixture of the Dayton music […]

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You complete me

VHS movie diehards converge at Tape Eaters Convention By Tim Anderl Amidst basement shelves piled high with VHS cassettes and other movie and comic book memorabilia, local VHS collector, and the mastermind behind Dayton’s first Tape Eaters VHS collectors’ convention, Ryan Disney explains our marching orders for the afternoon.  We’ll be travelling around the city, […]

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Taking root

Reforestation Efforts Help Create Healthy Habitats By Val Beerbower Within the past 100 years, Ohio’s vast forests have been reduced to small woodlots and narrow woodlands along streams. These fragmented forests are especially vulnerable to invasive bugs like emerald ash borer and invasive shrubs like Amur honeysuckle. The good news is that Five Rivers MetroParks […]

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A weeklong toast to craft beer

The DCP Guide to Dayton Beer Week and AleFest By Kevin J. Gray To some, the end of August means back-to-school shopping. But to the area’s craft beer fans, late summer signals Dayton Beer Week and its culminating event, AleFest. Miami Valley’s myriad craft beer establishments play host to a weeklong celebration of all things […]

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Local author makes a statement

Darius Stephens’ controversial novel,  “just another ‘n’” by Tim Walker “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7 Darius Stephens is more than just a writer. He’s a man on a mission, and he’s doing everything right. The 45-year-old Dayton native has just published his first novel, “just another ‘n,’” […]

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Raise your mugs

GermanFest Picnic returns to Carillon Park By Emma Jarman In the beginning, when America was not yet a melting pot, but a salad bowl, not yet indiscriminately fused as a culture, but pocked with outcroppings of ethnic settlement, Dayton had beer – beer and the beginning of a long history with deep German roots. The […]

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Fast Fusian

 Sushi for all! By Kevin J. Gray When Stephan Harman and brothers Zach and Josh Weprin opened Fusian on Brown Street, they were interested in creating more than just an upscale fast-casual sushi restaurant. They wanted to give back to a community that raised them, and they wanted to do so by establishing a business […]

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Clearly a Dayton institution

South Park Tavern celebrates its fifth anniversary Kevin J. Gray It’s hard to believe that, five years ago, South Park Tavern, now an iconic location for music and great beer in Dayton, was just a dream that manager Shaine Sullivan was selling to owner Bill Daniels. South Park Tavern moved into a building that had […]

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Bring out the beer!

Great American Beer Tasting at Fifth Third Field By Kevin J. Gray Is there any better pairing than beer and baseball? What about sampling a variety of domestic and imported beers at Fifth Third Field? Heidelberg Distributing Company and the Dayton Dragons are proud to host the fifth annual Great American Beer Tasting on Saturday, […]

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Advice Goddess: 7/28

By Amy Alkon   Emotion Sickness Last week, my girlfriend was all annoyed about something (something relatively unimportant). I’m normally […]

Chew on this: 07/28

Rediscover your drive By Jayne Powers On a hot, muggy July afternoon, I bolted out of my apartment to take […]

Hobart Urban Nature Preserve

A piece of Heaven in the middle of the city By Tor Simms Photo: The Hobart Urban Nature Preserve has […]

news of the weird 7/28/2015

  Outsourcing Among the protesters at New York City’s Gay Pride Parade the Sunday after the Supreme Court’s historic gay-marriage […]

The Docket: 07/28

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Amanda Dee   What’s at steak? “$85.85 worth of meet […]

Chew on this: 07/21

More than picking fresh vegetables By Jayne Powers   Today, let’s shine a light on vegetables—literally. Walk into any supermarket, […]