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Your Forests Need Your Help

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Reforestation Volunteer Opportunities Available By Valerie Beerbower Take a deep breath. Feel that delightful mix of oxygen and nitrogen filling your nostrils right now? It’s very important to life on this planet, and you’ve got trees to thank! Forests play an important role in everyday life, not just here in the greater Dayton area, but […]

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The Trenchant Art of James Pate

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Kin Killin’ Kin and Attack By Jud Yalkut The masterful African American artist James Pate was born in Birmingham, Alabama, but raised in Cincinnati where he earned a scholarship to attend the Art Academy there through a Corbett Award. After attending Central State University and continuing to self-educate himself, he has since been a recipient […]

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The Jury Process

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Behind the Scenes of the 22cd Annual Works on Paper By Shayna McConville Beyond merely creating a piece of art, an artist has to navigate a situation in which to showcase his/her work to an audience.  Often, that situation is in a gallery or a museum, and often it is alongside many other artists.  A […]

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Dining Around the World in Troy

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Restaurant Owners Reflect Heritage in Business By Matt Bayman Without traveling much farther than Main Street in Troy, local residents and visitors to the city can enjoy flavors from around the world. Troy is the dining hub of Miami County. It has more restaurants than any other community in the county and, by far, it […]

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From The Hands of Troy

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Local Artisans and Craftspeople Add to Unique Downtown Shopping Experience By Matt Bayman In a woodworking shop located in the quiet countryside near Troy, Canal Street Primitives owners, Bruce and Debbie Lutz, put the finishing touches on a brand new piece of colonial-style furniture. Although the furniture is new in every sense of the word, […]

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Knockout a V.I.P.

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Training for Dayton’s First V.I.P. Fight Night By Miss Maha When I first saw the tweet from Melissa Fowler that read: “Miss Maha, I have a unique opportunity for you to lend your celebrity to a charitable cause,” I was intrigued… “I’m recruiting celebrity contestants for a first-ever charity boxing exhibition, to be held at […]

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Community Gallery Reflects History

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Yellow Springs Arts Council Presents its Permanent Collection By Emma Jarman Yellow Springs is perhaps the closest thing the Miami Valley has to a utopian artists’ colony. Its thriving arts scene draws people from across the region to experience the folky vibe and organic nature of the eclectic collection of restaurants, bookstores and boutiques lining […]

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Cajun Invasion Pub Crawl

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Seven Local Pubs and Restaurants Participating in Friday’s Party By Matt Bayman YELLOW SPRINGS — Fat Tuesday will take place on February 21 this year, but in Yellow Springs, Mardi Gras is coming early. On Friday, February 17, Yellow Springs will host the Cajun Invasion Pub Crawl — an event that combines the flavors of […]

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Strange Breuer

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Famed Star Aims to “Destroy” Dayton with Laughter By Jason Webber Jim Breuer will always be remembered for his character Goat Boy and his perfect send up of Joe Pesci during his four-year run on Saturday Night Live, as well as his co-starring role in the ‘90s cult film Half Baked. But Breuer’s post-millennium comedy […]

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Of Cloak and Dagger

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Customer Service is Tattoo Shop’s Secret Weapon By Tim Anderl For the majority of people interested in having their bodies tattooed, choosing the artist who will accomplish the work is a decision that carries major weight.  Whether an artist listens during the design phase, is technically proficient, is safe and clean or even is male […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]