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Eat Fresh, Urban Dwellers!

Grow Herbs and Veggies Regardless of Your Outdoor Space (or Lack Thereof) By Valerie Beerbower Want to start gardening but think you lack space? Even apartment-dwellers can use a few easy tricks to maximize space and grow their own flowers, herbs or vegetables. Five Rivers MetroParks horticulture experts lend a few tips to making the […]

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Beating Bullies

Hip-hop Innovator Beedie Speaks Out By Jordan Mills Pleasant The name Brian Benjamin Green doesn’t turn as many heads as the name Beedie, although they refer to the same person: an American rapper and hip-hop artist based in Pittsburgh who has many reasons to expect a bright future in the music industry.  Beedie was originally […]

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On Consignment

Secondhand Treasures in Troy By Matt Bayman Consignment shops are the perfect fit for the current economy. On one hand, people need extra money, and consignment shops can help make this happen. On the other hand, consumers with money are looking to spend it more wisely and may choose to buy something used from a […]

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Veterans Museum Brings Piece of World Trade Center Home

Local Welding Institute Instrumental in Building of New York City Complex By Matt Bayman Since 1930, the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology in Troy has trained more than 85,000 students in the art of welding. The school is considered the largest and best of its kind in the United States, and teachers have trained men […]

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Perfectly Frank

Experiencing Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House By Chris Schutte Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House in Springfield is not your typical historic house museum. Unless your definition of “typical” includes concerts by Japanese rock bands, film festivals, Pecha Kucha and … a cash bar. Better stated, it is a “Living House.” As executive director Marta Wojcik […]

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Surviving St. Patrick’s Day

If you’ve ever hit the streets of Dayton during its annual Celtic Festival you know this city takes its Irish heritage and holidays seriously. And if you’ve ever taken a peek outside on March 17 — you know St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. The rich Irish culture typically bound inside local Irish hot spots […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Destination: Dayton

Dublin Pub and Flanagan’s Pub Carry On Tradition By Maha Kashani “Kiss me, I’m Irish!” Ok fine, I’m actually Persian, but on March 17th thousands will join me in forgetting our true heritage and adopt a faux Irish ancestry to pay homage to Saint Patrick. Of all the holidays that we observe, St. Patrick’s Day […]

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Dayton’s First, First Four Festival

NCAA March Madness Kicks Off In Dayton By Maha Kashani It’s almost that time of year when it seems as though everyone comes down with a case of Spring’s most popular catching disease, caused by one of the world’s most-watched sporting events: March Madness Fever. Who would have ever thought that the cobblestone streets of […]

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Your Forests Need Your Help

Reforestation Volunteer Opportunities Available By Valerie Beerbower Take a deep breath. Feel that delightful mix of oxygen and nitrogen filling your nostrils right now? It’s very important to life on this planet, and you’ve got trees to thank! Forests play an important role in everyday life, not just here in the greater Dayton area, but […]

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The Trenchant Art of James Pate

Kin Killin’ Kin and Attack By Jud Yalkut The masterful African American artist James Pate was born in Birmingham, Alabama, but raised in Cincinnati where he earned a scholarship to attend the Art Academy there through a Corbett Award. After attending Central State University and continuing to self-educate himself, he has since been a recipient […]

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News of the weird: 03/03

By Chuck Shepherd The Unhoneymoon A Saratoga Springs, New York, resort has begun accepting totally defeated husbands and wives for […]

The Docket: 03/03

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Plausible deniability Officers responded to a nuisance call. […]

Advice Goddess: 3/3

By Amy Alkon The Wicked Witch of the Westin There’s a girl who works at the hotel where my co-workers […]

Chew on this: 03/03

Eating has a mind of its own By Jayne Powers How food and eating manifest themselves in our lives and […]

Homegrown harmonies

National Sing-Off Live Tour in Troy By Tara Pettit Photo: Street Corner Symphony will perform at Hobart Arena as part of The […]

Chew on this: 2/24

Be your own nutrition sleuth By Jayne Powers Photo: Composer Jake Heggie; photo: Art Clarity You may have read the […]