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From The Hands of Troy

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.

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

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

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

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

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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Big Upgrades at Boonshoft

Museum Engages More Visitors, More Personally By Mark Luedtke 2011 was a busy year at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, one of the premier interactive museums of nature and natural history in the world. Sound boring? It’s not. Colorful and engaging, Boonshoft has about as much in common with the static natural history museums of […]

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Kathleen Madigan Speaks Out

On Politics, Men and the Business of Being Funny By Jason Webber Kathleen Madigan is kind of a pain to interview … because she’s so damn funny and interesting. It’s tough to take notes and move through your list of questions when you’re too busy laughing at her no-nonsense analysis of this insane asylum called […]

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Miss Maha’s February

Fun Things to Do Around Dayton This Month By Maha Kashani 2012 is in full swing and January was packed with great adventures. I experienced the fantastic Norman Rockwell exhibit at the Dayton Art Institute where I heard the inspirational Ruby Bridges tell her story live. Then, the Jersey Boys Broadway show blew me away. […]

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The Many Museums of Troy

Bringing Local History to Life By Natasha Habib Troy’s museums are piquing interest in the past by examining the Miami Valley’s role in national and world history. “The standard assumption is, well, nobody likes museums because they’re old, dry, musty places where you’re looking at a bunch of dead people’s stuff in cases,” said Purke, […]

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News of the weird: 05/26

By Chuck Shepherd Is This a Great Country or What? There’s hardly a more “generic” song in America than “Happy […]

A berry good time

Annual Strawberry Festival returns By Tara Pettit Photo: The Troy Strawberry Festival [June6-7] offers strawberry-themed vendors, activities and live entertainment; […]

Advice Goddess: 5/27

By Amy Alkon Smells Like Bean Spirit My girlfriend of a year is 51 and lovely in most areas – […]

Chew on this: 05/26

Grill smart By Jayne Powers Every day, we make decisions about our health regarding the food we eat. Sometimes, we […]

News of the weird: 05/19

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Donating for dollars Already, healthy people can donate blood, sperm and eggs, but now […]

Advice Goddess: 5/19

By Amy Alkon All the single m’ladies I read your manners book and loved it. I just feel that for […]