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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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Summer Fun At The Fair

Miami County Fair Begins This Weekend By Lara Donnelly The 2010 Miami County Fair, which begins this weekend just outside of Troy, promises to help visitors leave behind the hustle and bustle of the city and indulge in a day of down-home country diversions. The fair is well past its 150th year, but that doesn’t […]

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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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Ready, Set, LEGO!

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Be prepared for LEGO dazzle and delight when the BrickUniverse Convention for LEGO Fans visits the Dayton Convention Center August […]

We all live in a ‘Yellow Submarine’

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Coinciding with the 50th anniversary and theatrical re-release of Yellow Submarine, animator Ron Campbell is bringing his Rock Art Show […]

Four headliners and more this week at Downtown’s Levitt

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Delhi 2 Dublin, Kyle Dillingham, Sol Driven Train, Lao Tizer Band Delhi 2 Dublin (l-r): Serena Eades, Sanjay Seran, Ravi […]

The Oregon’s Seafood Stalwart

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Carving out history Jay’s Seafood Restaurant is a longtime pillar of the Oregon District dining scene. It’s steeped in lore […]

Destination Yellow Springs

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Yellow Springs artist exhibited (times two) Yellow Springs painter Christine Klinger is showing her work at the Emporium/Underdog Café through […]