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Miss Maha’s December

Miss Maha plans out this month By Maha Kashani Happy Holidays! I can barely believe that 2011 has essentially come to a close. It feels like I blinked my eyes and now it’s 2012. Luckily, the holiday season is upon us which means I can’t think of a better excuse to shop until I drop. […]

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A Nobel Prize and class

Dan Shechtman

Former Wright-Patt scientist wins top chemistry honor By Mark Luedtke With the long-depressed economy around Dayton, it’s easy to forget about the region’s tradition of leadership in science and technology. That’s why it was exciting to discover that this year’s Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry has ties to Dayton from when he worked at the […]

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Seeing an olive oasis

New olive oil store selling the “best of the best” in liquid gold By Emma Jarman Olive oil is an ancient ingredient, more than 6,000 years old, that has long been held to contain mystical properties. Homer called it “liquid gold.” The ancient Greeks rubbed it all over their bodies (and some people still do!)  […]

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In the eyes of tiger

Elbow grease and imagination yield award-winning motorcycles By Tim Anderl In 1978, the Misfits, a band widely recognized for their unyielding approach to punk rock recorded “We Are 138.” For unconventional motorcycle designer and fabricator, Cole Rogers, “138” became the moniker and mantra for a 2-year-old custom cycle fabrication business that has been widely recognized […]

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Who needs Rockefeller Center?

Hometown Holiday Celebration on the Square in downtown Troy By Natasha Habib Troy will be ringing in the holiday season with their annual Hometown Holiday Celebration on Friday, November 25. If you’ve only been to Troy in the summer for the Strawberry Festival, you’ll definitely want to see it decorated for the holidays. “Really it’s […]

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Breaking the seal

A sampling of invitations at The Envelope. Photo courtesy of Charity K Photography.

Local stationery boutique, The Envelope, gives creative and custom options to Dayton-area paper lovers By Emma Jarman Remember back in the good old days, before your grandparents were e-mail proficient and your kids knew more about touch screens and iPads than it took you years to discover? Those were the days when birthday parties were […]

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Santa’s not invited

Some great non-holiday events not to miss By Maha Kashani Although the holiday season is upon us, we know that some of you are either already looking for break from all the madness or just want to put off your holiday shopping a little longer. We can’t blame you. Here are some great non-holiday events […]

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Original class of the NFL

The Dayton Triangles took on the Columbus Pan Handles in the first-ever NFL game right here in Dayton by Mark Luedtke The World Series is over, NBA owners have locked out the players and Thanksgiving is fast approaching. For Ohio sports fans that means it’s time for football, football and more football. Especially NFL football. […]

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A (dark) force to be reckoned with

Why people love to love Dark Star Books By Emma Jarman Nothing about Dark Star Books is ordinary. Not its expansive collection of new and used books and comic books that turn the quaint store into a cavernous library of titles and treasures; not the old store cat, Bart, who was trained specially to be […]

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Bachelor’s Pad

Getting older, getting wiser? A pirate looks at 36 … By Jason Webber And now I shall tell ye the accursed tale of how I inadvertently damned myself with a permanently lazy eye from playing pirates with my third-grade classmates, and what in Davy Jones’ Locker this has to do with my upcoming 36th birthday. […]

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News of the weird: 09/23/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – New frontiers in American vacuousness The WE cable network disclosed in August  it had […]

High expectations

Harvest Moon and Balloon Fest returns to Troy By Melissa Markham Photo: The Miami County Harvest Moon and Balloon Festival […]

Troy, unplugged

Fall Farm Festival at Lost Creek Reserve By Tammy Newsom Photo: Visitors take a wagon ride down Scarecrow Lane at […]

Law & Disorder: Blowing up our democracy

Lawmaking for sale By AJ Wagner Last week, I noted how Republicans won’t be formally approving President Barack Obama’s war […]

The bold and the beardless

A clean-shaven Matisyahu at Bogart’s By Alan Sculley Photo: Matisyahu will perform on Sept. 26 at Bogart’s in Cincinnati Aside […]

Advice goddess

By Amy Alkon   Doody-bound You printed a letter from a guy who doesn’t want to be a father and […]