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The Montgomery County Fair Begins

Montgomery County Fair Begins Next Week. By Robin Lynne Melet Dayton is rich with tradition, and the time has come to celebrate the 158th year of the Montgomery County Fair. Festivities commence Wednesday, September 1 at the Fairgrounds, located at 1043 S. Main St., and will continue through Monday, September 6. “Our fair is most […]

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Ale Fest

Celebrating Craft beer 12th Annual Dayton Alefest Returns To Carillon Park By Kyle melton Changes in cultural attitudes take root over the course of years, often decades. When the shift seeks to debase monolithic corporate institutions, the challenge is often met with firm resistance. As a man on a mission to educate beer lovers in […]

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Xenia Rail And Arts Festival

Around Town By Deborrah Adams Art and heritage will once again steam onto Xenia’s east Main Street during the sixth annual Rail and Arts Festival on Saturday, Aug. 28. Created to preserve Xenia’s railroad heritage it also highlights Greene County’s many artists. Trains and layouts from N-gauge to Live Steam models will be on display […]

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African-American Cultural Festival

Around Town By J.T. Ryder The 2010 Dayton African-American Cultural Festival will offer a diverse mix of arts, entertainment and education, blending jazz, soul, gospel and hip hop with traditional African storytelling including an authentic glimpse of African village life. The festival promises to entertain with a wide range of music include performances from Darin […]

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Launch The Back To School Countdown

Third Friday Fling & More By Deborrah Adams It’s August, which means those back to school symbols, like yellow buses and lunchboxes, will soon be reappearing. Why not make this an extra sweet Third Friday Fling in the Springs? In addition to the regular lineup there are several special events and openings to check out. […]

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Grab Your Smart Phones And Win

Scan Dayton Holds Scanvenger Hunt At The Greene By Christopher A. Johnson If you are into winning prizes as much as you are your smart phone, then you will enjoy what Scan Dayton has to offer. Anyone with a smart phone can play to win a multitude of prizes including gift certificates, coupons, T-shirts and […]

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Dayton Beer Week Beer Pride Parade

Dayton Beer Week Beer Pride Parade With Dayton AleFest returning for its 13th annual incarnation this year, festival organizer Joe Waizmann and various local taverns, restaurants and distributors are teaming up to take the event to a new level with the first Dayton Beer Week. OnSunday, August 22 at 4:30 p.m., Dayton Beer Week will […]

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August Rush

A Night Of Neo-Soul At Schuster Center By Lara Donnelly If summer is starting to feel old and stale as August wears on, try a blast of hip performance art and lyric poetry with “August Rush,” the latest installment of “The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show,” the creative offspring of Lucy Owens, also known as […]

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Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival

FAIRBORN SWEET CORN FESTIVAL The Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival, Aug 21-22 in Community Park East, will be the 29th annual fundraising event by the Fairborn Art Association and the Fairborn Lions Club. Featuring 170 booths of handmade arts and crafts, the proceeds support the groups’ programs, charities and scholarships. Kids can enjoy The Big Bounce, […]

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Summer Fun At The Fair

Miami County Fair Begins This Weekend By Lara Donnelly The 2010 Miami County Fair, which begins this weekend just outside of Troy, promises to help visitors leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city and indulge in a day of down-home country diversions. The fair is well past its 150th year, but that doesn’t […]

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Miss Maha And The City

Best Bets For August By Maha Kashani Hey Dayton! Hope you had a fun-filled July! I received great feedback for the first edition of this column last month, and look forward to continuing to share my passion with this community. The goal of my column is to get you excited about what’s happening in our […]

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Party Polynesian Festiki Festival

Surf Ohio Presents Second Annual Festiki While attending Whetstone High School in Columbus, Ohio during the mid-1970s, Ron Kaplan started a joke. His first creation was a bootleg T-shirt he designed for an upcoming Beach Boys concert that had the cryptic message “Surf the Olentangy” incorporated into its monochromatic design. From there, he designed what […]

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Art On The Commons

Uncommon Experiences In Art By Deborrah Adams Colors, textures, tastes and sounds will infuse Kettering’s Lincoln Park Civic Commons once again when the 21st annual Art on the Commons (AOTC) Festival of Fine Arts and Fine Crafts opens Sunday, August 8. A collaborative effort administrated by the Rosewood Arts Centre with support from the Kettering […]

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Greene County Fair Begins Next Week

The Greene County Fair to be held August 1st.

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Yellow Springs Street Fair

The sidewalk sale that grew up The Yellow Springs Street Fair returns once more on Saturday, June 12. What began about 30 years ago as the local merchants’ sidewalk sale has evolved into a blowout block party for the village of Yellow Springs according to Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce executive director Karen Wintrow. The […]

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The Pigmentation of Imagination

An Overview of the History and Psychology of Tattoos “Primitive tribes were certainly convinced that the spirit, having escaped from the body at death, retained a replica of its earthly tenement. They therefore used tattoo marks as a means of identification in the next world and a passport to future happiness.” ~ Ronald Scutt The […]

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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 […]