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Celebrate Earth Day at Glen Helen

5K run/walk hopes to attract eco-friendly crowd By Robin Lynne Melet Anyone looking for a fun and philanthropic way to enjoy the upcoming spring weather should consider joining in on Glen Helen’s first-ever Earth Day 5K Run/Walk. Help fulfill that forgotten New Year’s resolution at the Glen Helen nature preserve, in Yellow Springs. Glen Helen […]

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Come for the local color

… stay for the local food By Lara Donnelly On any given day in Yellow Springs, a visitor is likely to find surprising art, experimental theatre, unique retail and a vibrant street life. That same visitor will also find, and hopefully partake in, a local food experience of a lofty caliber. Restaurants, coffee shops, non-profits […]

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Baseball brew

Where to get your drink on before and after the game by Jason Webber Take it from a Dayton transplant — you guys have it pretty good when it comes to downtown entertainment, particularly on Dragons’ game nights. Not only is your Fifth-Third Field a clean, comfortable ballpark, offering relatively reasonable concession prices and one […]

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Mr. Wizard Goes Urban

Dayton gets logical with Pub Science By Katie Modras-Anible The atmosphere in Blind Bob’s every second Tuesday night of the month is warm and friendly, to say the least. As you enter, you’re met with the donation container: a giant graduated cylinder that sits among a welcoming science display. You’ll see a group of naturalist-looking […]

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A Frugal Future

The habit of clipping (or clicking) coupons has no expiration date By Caroline Shannon-Karasik In an age where e-books are pushing bookstores into bankruptcy and communication has strayed from a good old-fashioned phone call to a text message, it would seem the tradition of clipping coupons from newspapers is long lost. Not so, says Stephanie […]

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Click n’ cook

Online grocery shopping gives new meaning to the term “shopping cart” By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Make no mistake: the Internet has generated technological advancements, business opportunities, successful (and not-so-successful) personal relationships and a social media storm. And those are just a few of its conquests. But for some people, the advantages of online accessibility has also […]

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Miss Maha and the City

April 2011 By Miss Maha Spring is finally here! Oh, how I’ve waited so patiently for warm weather to grace me with it’s presence. This is my favorite season and April is always an exciting month. We’ll pull pranks on April Fools Day, find out if Dayton will land a NASA shuttle at the Air […]

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A New Palette

Creating art out of vacant spaces in downtown Dayton By Nicole Wroten Have you ever seen a dreary landscape or a dull, naked painting you didn’t like? Have you ever wanted to just take a paintbrush and wipe it with color and life? Well, currently underway in downtown Dayton is a project trying to make […]

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Double Trouble

Caffeine and Cacao at Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffeehouse By Matt Clevenger Standing among the many uni-que candy creations on display at Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffeehouse, it’s hard to believe it all started with some homemade fudge. Since opening in 1995, the comfortable chocolate and coffee café has become one of downtown Troy’s favorite […]

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Having a threesome

No pain, no gain in the TriTroyathlon 2011 By Tim Walker For some people, the idea of a relaxing Sunday morning in April might include sedate, everyday activities like sleeping in, watching a little TV, drinking a cup of coffee, reading the newspaper on the back porch, maybe even doing a little yard work. Relaxing, […]

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The cow says ‘moo’

Young’s Jersey Dairy is much more than just the best ice cream around By Tim Walker Conveniently located on U.S. 68 less than two miles north of Yellow Springs, Young’s Jersey Dairy has been a popular Greene County destination for hungry families for over 50 years now. In addition to their mouth-watering ice cream, which […]

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Creative Healing

Art exhibit opens in Yellow Springs that expresses ‘The Art of Healing’ By Nicole Wroten To celebrate this weekend’s Friday Fling, the Yellow Springs Arts Council (YSAC) will present “The Art of Healing,” a one-month gallery show opening to kick off YSAC’s Experience Wellness Weekend, which will include five tracks of workshops and national Jungian […]

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Heard and Heard

WYSO bringing new voices to the airwaves with Community  Voices project By Lara Donnelly Radio station 91.3 WYSO has long been a source of independent voices in the Miami Valley. The public radio station, which began broadcasting on only 10 watts of electricity in 1958, is a favorite of many denizens of the Dayton area. […]

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With a coupon a day …

A ‘very’ scientific investigation into the real discounts of e-commerce sites like Groupon and LivingSocial By Jen Hanauer Groupon Daily Deal for Dayton: $119 Tandem Jump with Start Skydiving, worth: $239, discount: 50%, savings: $120. Wait, do you mean to tell me I can save 50%, 120 dollars of my hard-earned money, off a tandem […]

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Throw me somethin’ mister!

How to celebrate Mardi Gras (yeah you) right By Nicole Wroten Before I wrote this piece last week, I posted the following status on my Facebook page: “Trying to write an article about Mardi Gras. How in the world am I going to explain it to Ohioans?” A college friend of mine simply said, “You […]

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I heard it through the News Feed

Surviving a break-up in the wacky world of Facebook By Jason Webber Like Alvy Singer and Annie Hall long before us, our great love died at a restaurant. Instead of alfalfa sprouts and mashed yeast, we opted for mediocre burritos at a chain Mexican eatery for our last meal as a couple. We sat down, […]

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