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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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Get Outside

Get Out And Grow By Valerie Beerbower Whether you enjoy observing plants, photographing beautiful plant specimens or getting your hands dirty in the name of gardening, Five Rivers MetroParks has much to offer botanical buffs. We have an array of native species and work to maintain healthy Ohio habitats. We also create inspirational seasonal displays […]

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The Sustainability of Stability – The Greater Downtown Dayton Plan

Since Dayton was founded on April 1, 1796, there has always been a plan. Some plans failed because of lack of foresight and a few others, while boons for a short time, were quickly supplanted by some other burgeoning method, like the railroads replacing the canals. In recent memory, plans have been drawn up by […]

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Conservatively Comedic – Mark Klein

Mark Klein brings political and observational humor to Wiley’s While Mark Klein’s early career careened around the edges of the blue circuit playing in seedy clubs and even strip joints, over time, his act evolved and matured. His performance reflects who he has become rather than a persona he cultivated over the years on stage. […]

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Let The Party Begin

An Urban Nights Overview By Duante Beddingfield The breezy days of spring are upon us once again and as Dayton begins looking toward summer, the warm-up begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 14 with Urban Nights, downtown’s open-air house party, an evening-long celebration of all the color, joy and excitement offered in the heart […]

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Men Fake Foreplay

The Heart and Humor of Mike Dugan “Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths.” ~Lois Wyse A man’s approach to relationships is usually a centrist affair, not so much because males are egocentric creatures, but more to the point that our inborn GPS unit has been programmed with incredibly incorrect […]

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Shaping The Future Today

updayton organization prepares second annual Young Creatives Summit Many of us are familiar with this scenario: puttering around at home, looking for something to do, but not quite knowing what that something is. As we putter, we may think, “I have something to offer. I am talented. I want to get involved. I want to […]

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The St. Vincent de Paul relief mission continues


  Gateway Shelter for Women and Families on W. Apple St is ready to help 24-hours a day.  By Tim […]

Mulling the merits of Merit Grill


Wide variety compromised by some puzzling choices The Merit Grill’s Carne Asada substituted sirloin for skirt steak, but the salsa, […]

Bread Baking Demystified

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The secrets to a delicious loaf of bread are in the details The process of properly kneading bread dough includes […]

It’s happening in Troy


Jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin Music at The Troy-Hayner Center The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is welcoming the arrival of spring with […]

A tradition of storytelling

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Shannon McNally at Newport’s Southgate House Revival Singer-songwriter Shannon McNally By Dave Gil de Rubio Songwriting has always had a […]