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True or false?

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Debunking downtown Dayton myths By Jacqui Theobald   Photo: Dancing to the big band sounds of the Hal Harris Orchestra performing at the Fiver Rivers MetroParks RiverScape pavilion; photo: Bill Franz “Do you still like living downtown?” People continue to ask, even after 10 years. Actually we love living in downtown Dayton. For us, and many […]

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Miss Maha and the City

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Best bets for living in downtown Dayton By Maha Kashani Photo: View from Sixth Street Lofts When I tell local suburbanites that I live in downtown Dayton, I usually get a standard response. It’s a slightly puzzled face or, “Really? Downtown Dayton?” Yes, really. I live in downtown Dayton, and I love it! After a short […]

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Looking back home to Africa

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Fifth Annual Dayton African American Cultural Festival By Janyce Denise Glasper Photo: “We’re looking all the way back to Africa” -Mama Nozipo; Dayton African American Cultural Festival takes place Aug. 23-25 Originally beginning in 1968 as one of Ohio’s first major black celebrations, the Dayton African American Cultural Festival integrates traditional music, interpretive dance, rich folklore […]

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Bring on the brews!

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It’s Dayton Beer Week! By Kevin J. Gray  For craft beer fans, it’s a good week to be in Dayton. We are smack in the middle of the Fourth Annual Dayton Beer Week – a weeklong celebration that highlights the rich beer culture in the Miami Valley with tastings, dinners and premier events throughout the […]

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Stripped

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Why baring all is more than just a means to an end By Kate E Lore Photo: “This world that we work in is totally different from any other job … In here I can be blunt … ” -Essence, dancer at Harem Night Club; photos: Catie South “Most people do not listen with the intent to […]

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Six degrees of Dayton bacon

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Bacon Fest debuts at Fraze Pavilion By Brandy King  Photo: Try the bacon and cheese perogi from Amber Rose at Bacon Fest at Fraze Pavilion on Aug. 18 Some of us have a love affair with pig that’s as old as time. Of this pork-loving crowd, some have grown to resent bacon’s moment in the spotlight […]

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‘Leaf’-ing a legacy

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Dayton’s reforestation efforts By Amy Forsthoefel   Photo:Volunteers Mike Stanton, Mike Shade, Patrick Kennedy and Marga Huban proudly pose after planting 200 native shrubs at Germantown MetroPark in December 2012 Five Rivers MetroParks’ groundbreaking reforestation efforts demonstrate the constructive powers of people when they take an active role in conservation. The reforestation program started in […]

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Brats, brews and Bavaria

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Germanfest Picnic celebrates 30th year By Sara Mastbaum   Photo: [l to r] Dayton Leiderkranz-Turner club members Amy Kinter and Sarah Boone; photo: Amy Kinter   Thirty years ago, the Germanfest Picnic, sponsored by Dayton Liederkranz-Turner, was a simple afternoon picnic for a few club members. In 2011, crowds swelled to a record 40,000 people over […]

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Take me to the river

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Riding Miami Valley’s scenic riverways By Stacey Ritz  Photo: Lindsay and Olivia Miller of Hamilton float down the Little Miami River on a sunny afternoon; Photo Credit: Jenny Ritz/Little Miami Canoe Rental Perhaps you’d like to kick your feet up and sit back in an inflatable tube to float down the river at your leisure. Or […]

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Miss Maha and the City

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Amplified energy of summer in the city By Maha Kashani Photo: Sign up for the Inaugural Neon Vibe 5k on Aug. 10Summer in the city means biking along the river, walking to the 2nd Street Market, relishing dinners on the beautiful patios in the Oregon District and, most importantly, enjoying the amplified energy that flows through […]

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Debate Forum: 7/19/16

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Sit down, G.I. Jane Should women be blocked from registering for the draft? By Sarah Sidlow U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson […]

Debate Forum: 7/12/16

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Duped or doped? Heroin addicts: criminals or victims? By Sarah Sidlow Here’s an interesting bit of trivia courtesy of Cleveland.com: […]

Jes McMillan’s Mosaic Institute

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by Bill Franz Photo: The Mosaic Institute serves artists at 43 S. Main St. in Miamisburg; photo: Bill Franz Most artists […]

Vitality Check: 6/21/16

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Sometimes we’re just blowing germs By Rocco Castellano You go to the gym, restaurant, local coffee shop or bar and […]

Tinker, tailor, sculptor guy

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Landon Crowell ‘alters’ time and space at YS Arts Council By Terri Gordon What do beeswax, maple branches and an […]