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Giving peace a voice

Dayton Literary Peace Prize honors authors who inspire peace through the written word By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Think a bit about the word peace. What comes to mind? A long-haired hippie raising his arm high into the air and splaying his fingers to make a “V” shaped symbol? Or do you envision a room full of […]

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Bachelor’s Pad

The More The Scarier: Why Halloween friggin’ rocks By Jason Webber Keep your Independence Day, your Thanksgiving, and especially your Christmas (humbug!). Of the 365 days that make up the Gregorian calendar, there’s only one holiday that really matters — Halloween. As I type this, I have a jack-o-lantern-worthy smile and some killer pumpkin stencils […]

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Creepy and kooky in Troy

The Hometown Halloween Festival is one for the ages … all ages By Emma Jarman Holiday season has officially begun. Halloween, the first in a slew of decorated and celebrated events famous for keeping hearts warm through the cold months, is upon us. While the day of the dead has yet to attain the premature […]

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Not your average haunted house

Local paranormal investigation team hosting Ghost Tours of Troy By Natasha Habib If haunted hayrides just aren’t scaring you enough, try visiting buildings haunted by real spirits during Ghost Tours of Troy on the evenings of October 28 and 29. Local ghost-hunting team Cryptic Investigations hosts the tours. Cryptic Investigations has been investigating homes and […]

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New kid on the block

It’s hip to be square at Blokhedz in Yellow Springs By Natasha Habib Kyle Peterson thinks there’s a different sense of accomplishment kids get from seeing what they’ve built with their own hands rather than hitting a “save” button on a video game. “Nothing can substitute for hands-on play and action,” said Peterson. There are […]

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Harvesting that crop

Fall harvest presents nutritious, delicious bounty By Valerie Beerbower Autumn has arrived in the Miami Valley, bringing with it the foliage wardrobe change, football season and the reemergence of hooded sweatshirts and jackets from their dusty corner of the closet. Customers at the PNC 2nd Street Market in downtown Dayton also will notice a rotation […]

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Goes to the edge … and folds it neatly

Tim Bedore: Standing up against the animal conspiracy By J.T. Ryder Comedian Tim Bedore is a philosopher, a writer, a comedian; he is a man who once had the urge to kiss a wombat full on the lips. He has made numerous television appearances and his Vague But True weekly series can be heard on […]

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A creative peek

Local artists open their studios for the Artist Studio Tour and Sale By Lara Donnelly Yellow Springs is a town known for its eclectic and elegant art scene. But how many times do visitors get to meet the artists? The Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour and Sale makes that possible, and art-lovers in the area […]

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Calm in the storm

Oakwood native Althea Harper at New York Fashion Week 2011 By Sara McKinniss In the city that never sleeps, fashion designer and Oakwood native Althea Harper was doing anything but that less than a month before New York Fashion Week (NYFW). The former Project Runway contestant was prepping for her own self-titled Spring/Summer 2012 collection […]

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Ye olde haunted Dayton

Taking a historical walking tour with Dayton’s scariest man By Jason Webber You wouldn’t think it when looking at the guy, but Leon Bey is the scariest man in Dayton. The guy knows so much about Dayton’s sordid, bloody past it’s terrifying. That’s what makes the Ghosts, Cemeteries and Murders historical walk such a ghoulishly […]

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Homegrown harmonies

National Sing-Off Live Tour in Troy By Tara Pettit Photo: Street Corner Symphony will perform at Hobart Arena as part of The […]

Chew on this: 2/24

Be your own nutrition sleuth By Jayne Powers Photo: Composer Jake Heggie; photo: Art Clarity You may have read the […]

News of the weird: 02/24

By Chuck Shepherd Lead story – Weird news you can use It turns out that a person having a heart […]

Advice Goddess: 2/24

By Amy Alkon Beak experience I recently started dating this new girl. I asked her whether her lips and boobs […]

Under the spell

Yellow Springs Theater Company stages “Godspell” By Gary Spencer Photo: Director Robert Campbell [standing, forefront] rehearses with Yellow Springs Theater […]

The Artsy Adventures of the JafaGirls

Just when you thought you had seen everything By Tor Gregory Simms Photo: Nancy Mellon and Corrine Bayraktaroglu; photo: Scott […]