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Frisky fall fling fun

Third Friday and more. By Deborrah Adams The evenings are getting distinctly shorter and cooler. Those first twinges of fall bring thoughts of sharing food and friends in an unhurried atmosphere like Current Cuisine, Winds Cafe, Ye Olde Trail Tavern, the Corner Cone, Peach’s Grill and others. With al fresco dining soon to be but […]

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Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest returns to The Dayton Art Institute next weekend. By Mark Luedke After a boiling summer, one of the hottest on record, a welcome, autumn-like cool blew through the Dayton region early this month. Such an occrrence serves as a reminder that it’s time for the annual Oktoberfest party Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September […]

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Bike Ride for HIV Charities

Outdoors By Christopher Johnson The 3rd annual Sunride is a 20-mile bike ride through the course of the Five Rivers MetroParks bicycle paths. The bike-a-thon requires pledges but bicycles are not a requirement. Participants can ride a bike, walk or rollerblade with water and snacks provided along the route. Individuals of all ages and groups […]

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Beavercreek Popcorn Festival

Around Town By Deborah Adams The weekend following Labor Day means Popcorn Festival in Beavercreek. On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11 and 12, Dayton-Xenia Road between Fairfield Road and Meadow Bridge Drive will be transformed into a popcorn lover’s paradise. More than 200 booths will offer classic popcorn and specialties, plus other festival foods, along […]

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X-FEST 15

X Marks The Spot 15th Annual X-Fest Rocks Montgomery County Fairgrounds By J.T. Ryder and Alan Sculley On Sunday, September 12, the searing chords of some of the best alternative rock bands will be heard echoing across the Montgomery County Fairgrounds during the 15th annual X-Fest, presented by WXEG 103.9 FM and Live Nation. This […]

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Miss Maha And The City

Best Bets For September By Maha Kashani Can you believe it’s already September? I trust everyone had an enjoyable August and I took advantage of the great events that were happening around the Miami Valley! We’ve got a really exciting month ahead of us… So let’s jump right in! Did you know? The National Museum of […]

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Get Outside

Get Out And Bike. By Valerie Beerbower From the historical significance of the Wright Brothers to the upcoming downtown hub, cycling has always played a prominent role in the Miami Valley. Most residents who live near or frequently use the region’s extensive bikeway system can tell you where the trails are and perhaps even where […]

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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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Irish Homecoming

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Celtic Woman at Clark State gala The four women of Celtic Woman (L-R) Tara McNeill, Mairead Carlin, Éabha McMahon, and […]

BOOM goes your twenties!

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Dare to deny the passage of time at the Mathile Theatre (L-R) Jonathan (Bobby Mitchum) seeks help through his first […]

The woes of legal weed

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Getting your “pot card” In addition to federal and state law, local ordinances may limit growers, dispensaries, and individuals. By […]

The graying of green

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Ambiguity and contradictions still plague marijuana laws Despite the new law going into effect, much remains to be done for […]

Girl, we couldn’t get much higher

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Evil Eye Gypsy brings psychedelic rock to South Park Tavern Evil Eye Gypsy (L-R) Cat Shift, Sherree Emmons, Aaron Snyder, […]