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Get out & skate

The MetroParks Ice Rink opens again this November By Valerie Beerbower Ever watch the winter Olympics and secretly wish you could zoom across the ice, deftly and effortlessly flying through the air, your sequined skirt sparkling in the spotlight as you make your final rotation on a gravity-defying triple axel and the roar of the […]

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Front Row: Free film festival

Honoring our veterans through film The Ohio Liberty Film Festival will be running November 11 through November 13, showing films that celebrate freedom and liberty. “The underlying idea is that man’s great achievements, whether artistic, scientific or intellectual, have come about through the exercise of freedom and opportunity,” said Beavercreek resident and Dayton business owner […]

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May the beard be with you

Gem City Gentlemen of the Gilded Beard: Saving the world from social tyranny, one beard at a time By Benjamin Dale In our so-called “civilized state,” in this, the modern age, beards are seen as something of an anachronism. A relic from our unwashed past in the primordial soup, a beard is thought uncouth or […]

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Welcome to Dayton?

What the Welcome Dayton plan contains — and what it doesn’t By Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell I recently watched the movie Gangs of New York and was struck by how the film’s message could not be more relevant to modern times — close-minded, paranoid views on immigration will ultimately result in disaster. The Dayton City […]

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Miss Maha’s November

Miss Maha plans out this month By Maha Kashani T-minus 61 days. Let the countdown to 2012 begin! Now that Halloween and my Wonder Woman costume are behind us, I know life is about to kick into high gear with the holiday season full-speed ahead. I can’t complain, this is one of my favorite times […]

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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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Advice Goddess: 4/21

By Amy Alkon Malice in Wonderland My boyfriend has a crazy ex-wife who can’t let go. She is the meanest, […]

News of the weird: 04/21

By Chuck Shepherd Government in action The predawn line in March actually started forming at midnight, snaking around the building […]

The Docket: 04/21

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Who? What? Me? Officers responded to a report […]

The man in the tall black hat

Troy-Hayner remembers Lincoln this month By Tim Walker Photo: Seward Johnson’s “Return Visit” sculpture will be unveiled on May 3; […]

Chew on this: 04/14

Banishing the blues with blueberries By Jayne Powers A change of seasons often signals a change in what we eat. Springtime […]

The Docket: 04/14

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim A mirror misunderstanding Officers responded to a theft report in a grocery store parking lot. […]