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Miss Maha and the City

August 2011 By Maha Kashani Given my Middle Eastern descent, I’m no stranger to the heat, but even I had a hard time braving the elements last month. Besides the heat wave, July provided great entertainment with events like CityFolk, Americana, the Temptations at the Fraze and the 37th Dayton Air Show. Plus, our own […]

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Conversational Convictions

Anthony Barwick’s Conversation Piece: A reality exchange By J.T. Ryder I was so excited about being a part of the Conversation Piece that I did something I rarely do: I arrived early. I had a week to reflect my opinions and the psychology behind them, which made me come to some rather startling epiphanies. Anthony […]

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Taking it all in

The sights and sounds at Miami Valley Music Fest By Tim Walker   The summer is here, the weather is hot and the sounds of laughter and outdoor live music will be filling the air in Troy in August. And it’s all being done to raise money for local charities.   Local residents have always […]

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Gaelics storm the streets of Dayton

The 10th annual Celtic Festival alights By Emma Jarman The sentiments of St. Patrick’s Day ring loud and true through the streets of Dayton during the United Irish of Dayton’s annual Celtic Festival. People dressed in green drink Celtic ales in the beer gardens, eat Celtic foods from street-side vendors, absorb Celtic melodies at the […]

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Street seen: Yellow Springs

Your monthly fix of other people’s kicks By Emily McDermott Despite the humidity and blistering sun, there are ways to dress fashionably in the summer without dying of heat exhaustion. Many people took advantage of the opportunity to display their summer style at the Yellow Springs Street Fair in June; from octogenarian hippies to adorable […]

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Put on your boots and get back to your roots

The Miami County Fair is sure to bring some memories back By Emily Kaiser Growing up in Ohio, I didn’t have the luxury of being near a beach with salt water waves and the ability of building a sky high sand castle. I wasn’t near a beautiful waterfall or snowcapped mountains to explore my imagination. […]

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A trip to Don’s Pawn Shop

The trash, treasure and characters found in a Dayton pawn shop By Khalid Moss If you’re into Hardcore Pawn, American Pickers, Oddities, Auction Hunters — or the granddaddy of them all — Pawn Stars, it speaks to your tenuous relationship with reality. Because you have unfortunately fallen victim to that rare, TV-induced syndrome called Acute […]

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Bachelor’s pad

Tears of an Insane Clown By Jason Webber Somewhere between the first burning splash of Faygo hitting my eyes and realizing that the median age in the room was 25 or younger, it suddenly hit me — I was not having any fun and I wanted to go home. My 14-year stint as a fan […]

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Will work for belly rubs

All pets welcome at Dayton-area businesses By Emma Jarman Nobody wants a parrot squawking regurgitated water cooler secrets to the entire office. But what if you could bring your four legged, floppy-eared friends to work with you rather than keeping them cooped up at home 40 hours a week? You’d probably get a lot more […]

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Hybrid cars, hybrid hounds?

An investigation into the surge of designer dog breeds By Sara McKinniss In 2005 when Toyota lent its new line of hybrid Prius cars to the stars for a more eco-friendly arrival for the 2005 Academy Awards, everyone who was anyone in Hollywood wanted to own one. Toyota’s supply could not keep up with 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 […]