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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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Just Be Fly (literally)

Dayton-based logo wear company takes off By Sara McKinniss Dayton has long been a forerunner in innovation as the birthplace of aviation, but it is also home to those making headway within the fashion industry. Childhood home of Scott Sternberg (Band of Outsiders), Les Wexner (Limited Brands), Althea Harper (Althea Harper/Project Runway), and many others, […]

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All tangled up

A new kind of fitness regime at Femme Fatale By Caroline Shannon-Karasik It’s 7:30 on a Thursday night and I’m all tied up. My wrists are bound and my foot harnessed by a simple, soft piece of red silk. This is going to be interesting. I watch as our instructor, Cassie Guard, climbs her way […]

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African American Cultural Festival

First the Black Cultural Festival, the Dayton African American Cultural Festival has been reborn By Khalid Moss It is great to live in a city that doesn’t just pay lip service to the celebration of cultural diversity. And while serious racial and economic problems still fester under the delicate social fabric of this community, Dayton […]

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Turning Lebanese

Experience the Lebanese Festival with plenty of culture to go around By Emily Kaiser Summer is a perfect time to relax, read a good book, enjoy the pool with the family and explore different cultures the Dayton area has to offer. Every summer, there are dozens of festivals. Some are dedicated to fruits, like the […]

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Home. Grown. History.

Troy celebrates 200 years by Janell Ward Photo: A group of friends spends time in Troy in 1888; photo: Troy […]

Biplanes and barnstormers

WACO Museum Fly-In lands in Troy by Andy Hertel Photo: A row of vintage biplanes on display in Troy; photo: […]

One good eye

Cyclops Festival returns for fourth DIY year By Tim Anderl Photo: Cyclops Festival, the handmade art and apparel event, will take […]

Causing an uproar

Godsmack shreds across the country By Alan Sculley Photo: Godsmack will perform on Aug. 17 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati […]

Yellow Springs Theater Company

New company of professionals pushes theatrical boundaries By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Yellow Springs Theater Company rehearses D’Arc Comedy by wanda […]

Give it a spin

Whirled Festival of Tops By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. in the area north of the […]