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UD ‘Flyers’ have new meaning with new flight simulator By Tim Walker A young college student sits in a chair and concentrates, a joystick in her hand, her face illuminated by several monitors. She checks a grouping of digital gauges and displays and carefully manipulates a series of sensitive controls, all while communicating with another […]

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Miss Maha and the City

March 2011 By Maha Kashani I love that spring is almost here. This is an especially exciting time of year for me as I will be celebrating the Iranian New Year, called Norooz, on the first day of spring and my birthday just happens to follow on March 31, officially the 11th of Farvardin. All […]

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The M.O. with Mayor Leitzell

Dispelling the myth that downtown Dayton is unsafe By Mayor Gary Leitzell You hear it everywhere you go in Montgomery County, particularly in the suburbs: “You can’t go into downtown Dayton. It’s unsafe! You’ll get mugged, robbed or worse!” The idea that downtown Dayton is unsafe has become accepted as fact by thousands of people […]

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K’s Hamburger Shop

Local Landmark Offers Old-Fashioned Burgers and More By Matt Clevenger It’s been more than 75 years since Paul Klein served up the first K’s hamburger back in 1935. The unique, white-walled diner in downtown Troy is still known for putting out the area’s best old-fashioned burgers, fries and milkshakes. “It’s funny, a lot of people […]

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His Mama made him wear this

Roy Wood Jr.: The Real Side Of Comedy By J.T. Ryder Hailing from Birmingham, Ala., Roy Wood Jr.’s style of comedy has made its mark, having a universality that is so unique in the world of comedy. Wood has been on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend,” HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” BET’s “Comic View” as well as […]

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The Book Lovers Festival

An event to celebrate the written word in Troy By Timothy Walker If you’re a local book lover, then you’re already well aware of Around About Books, the popular used bookstore located on Main Street near the square in the heart of downtown Troy. What you may not be aware of is the upcoming 2011 […]

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A passive state of mind

Yellow Springs green builder reveals the passive house By Lara Donnelly If you’ve driven through Yellow Springs any time in the last year, you’ve probably noticed the unique house going up on Dayton Street, near the west end of town. The Passive House, as it’s called, is a green building with a goal: energy efficiency. […]

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To Be Well

Experience wellness in Yellow Springs By Nicole Wroten Don’t your health and your body deserve the best? Then mark your calendar for a weekend entirely devoted to your wellness. The Yellow Springs Arts Council is hosting another one of their famous Yellow Springs Experience events, but this time they’re focusing entirely on wellness. Just in […]

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Turning the beat around

Miss Maha does the Tango … By Maha Kashani   When Stephanie Ricker from A Special Wish Foundation approached me at a Generation Dayton event and asked, “Hey Maha, can you dance?” I laughed and responded, “Give me a couple cocktails with some good music and sure I can dance!” I did NOT expect to […]

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It’s the economy, stupid

How has Dayton become one of America’s fastest dying cities? By Mark Luedtke Yet another organization lists Dayton as one of America’s fastest dying cities. Unfortunately, the population numbers don’t lie. 24/7 Wall St. lists Dayton as the fifth fastest dying city because it suffered a 7.21 percent population reduction between 2000 and 2009. In […]

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Love is in the ‘ugh’

An Anti-Valentine’s Day Survival Guide for Those Who Have Really Had It Up to Here With This Fake-Ass Holiday By Jason Webber If there is a more universally reviled holiday than Valentine’s Day, it doesn’t exist on this planet. How many people do you know who will actually stand up and admit that they are […]

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Miss Maha and the City – February

February Happenings By Maha Kashani Happy New Year Daytonians!! My 2011 has taken off with a bang since returning from Iran. I had an amazing time visiting with family, reconnecting with my roots and being immersed in Persian culture. I’d love to share my journey with you, so please check out the photos from my […]

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Green with anticipation

Your Spring Garden is just around the corner By Valerie Beerbower With January’s snow and frigid temperatures, it can be hard to picture yourself outside, up to your elbows in soil, preparing your garden or landscape, but because spring really is just around the corner, there’s no better time to hone your gardening skills—and the […]

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Off the beaten path in Yellow Springs

A sampling of winter events By Deb Adams WYSO Radio hosts Silent Auction This year’s WYSO Silent Auction slated for Saturday, Feb. 12, will move to the Wright State University Nutter Center concourse. The annual fundraiser offers WYSO members, supporters and staff a chance to connect while supporting the station. This year’s event will feature […]

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Let’s all go to the movies

A preview of the 2011 Yellow Springs Short Film Festival By Lara Donnelly The snow is lying thick and frozen on the streets of downtown Yellow Springs and while hiking in Glen Helen is still an option for the brave among us, most people are looking for indoor entertainment this time of year. Luckily, the […]

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Luck of the Irish coffee

In search of the perfect alcohol/caffeine duo by Mark Luedtke In a lighthearted protest of the Four Loko ban, which banned alcoholic beverages pre-mixed with caffeine, my girlfriend Devin and I decided to enjoy Irish coffee at local Irish bars for this happy hour column. Dublin Pub enjoys a prime location on the southeast corner […]

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Pups on the run

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Did you know that the Humane Society of Greater Dayton (HSGD) has been “Finding Great Homes For Great Pets” since […]

Catfé society in St. Anne’s Hill

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Last spring I wrote a piece introducing readers to a Dayton first: The Gem City Catfé, which officially opened its […]

The new Splash Moraine?

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What happens when you have dogs leaping through the air, splashing into a pool and swimming frantically after a toy? […]