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Growing a community

Bring beauty to your neighborhood all year long with community gardens By Valerie Beerbower Urban Nights is a great opportunity to check out Dayton’s thriving downtown nightlife. But when the bands pack up their instruments, the jugglers shelf their household objects and the street art chalk has been reduced to a gritty nub, what’s left […]

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Life is a marathon

How the annual United States Air Force Marathon encourages both local and out-of-state runners By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Picture life at age 65. What do you see? Stereotypes aside (hello, dentures and prune juice!), most people will say they will at least be retired, maybe traveling, kicking back and, well, slowing down a bit. But for Sid […]

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The one-eyed festival

Local handmade enthusiasts and music lovers make Cyclops Fest a reality in Yellow Springs By Benjamin Dale The legend of the Cyclops begins in ancient Greece. One-eyed giants with foul dispositions, Cyclops are thought to have crafted and then given Zeus his thunderbolt, Poseidon his trident and Hades his invisibility helmet. Though the Cyclops is […]

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Benvenuti!

Dayton’s Italian community welcomes you to their annual Fall Festa By Jennifer Hanauer   Close your eyes and imagine for a moment that you are thousands of miles away from Dayton, across an ocean and sunning yourself by the Mediterranean Sea on the coast of Italy. Somewhere the lilt of an accordion accompanies the sounds […]

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God Save the Queen

Newcomer to be Ohio Renaissance Festival’s crown jewel By Sara McKinniss Hear ye, hear ye! Make way for a new monarchy: a new queen will reign soon and no, we’re not talking about the new Duchess of Cambridge. At this year’s Ohio Renaissance Festival, the spotlight will remain on the royal family once again, but […]

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It’s tasty to me

Opa! Learning how to bake like a Greek at the annual Dayton Greek Festival By Emily Kaiser Pulling up the hill and into the parking lot of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Dayton, I fully realized what I had gotten myself into. I don’t bake. I don’t speak Greek. Why did I say yes […]

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11th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival

Put a little salsa in your step as you head out to this downtown Dayton festival By Tim Walker Holy cow – jalapenos are hot, hot, hot! Or should I have used the word “picante”? If there’s one thing the 11th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival is offering that appeals to me, it’s the food; and […]

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Miss Maha’s September

Miss Maha plans out this month by Maha Kashani Although I’m sad that summer seemed short-lived this year, I’m ridiculously excited for fall! My top three favorite things about fall, in order: 1) Fashion. Jewel tones, layers and boots, oh my! 2) Football. Bengals, Bears, Fighting Irish and thanks to a certain someone in my […]

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Converting trash to cash

Leave it to citizens, not politicians, to clean up a city By Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell During my first year as Southeast Priority Board (SEPB) chairperson, a young man from my neighborhood who also held a Priority Board seat asked me to Google “RecycleBank” and look at what this company was accomplishing in other American […]

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A day in the life of a demolition derby driver

The Montgomery County Fair introduces a whole new world to one DCP writer By Emily Kaiser Pulling up to the driveway of Todd Mabe’s house, I knew he was a notorious demolition derby driver, but I wasn’t sure what to expect. As I parked behind a car most people would haul away as junk, I […]

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On craft and craftsmanship

In the studio with Landon Crowell By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Landon Crowell, Inertia in Light of a Likely Disaster, 2011. Wood, […]

Modern masters, talking turkeys and the king himself

Your summer roadmap to art in Cincinnati By Susan Byrnes Photo: Trenton Doyle Hancock, “Hot Coals in Soul,” 2010. Acrylic and […]

International flavor, Midwest vibe

Annual Festival of Nations returns By Andy Hertel Photo: The Brazil delegation proudly represents its country at the 2012 Festival of […]

It’s my party

Troy Hayner Cultural Center rings in 100 years By Alyssa Reck Photo: Hayner Days will begin at 11 a.m. on Aug. […]

Scene around the fence

Beautifying a Yellow Springs construction space By Tammy Newsom Photo:  This is a wall of many capers. A Young’s Dairy […]

Drawn on the lawn

Annual Art on the Lawn event returns By Evan Shaub Photo: A musician performs at 2013’s Art on the Lawn event; […]