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Best Bang for Your Buck

Busting the myth that the suburbs are the better option By Dayton Mayor Gary D. Leitzell As Mayor, one of my key goals is to help alter long-term misconceptions and untruths that have become generally accepted as fact. Whether it’s the falsehood that downtown Dayton is unsafe or that recycling doesn’t really save taxpayers much […]

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Sculptures on the Square

Troy art exhibition opening doors to visitors, art lovers By Tim Walker The doors of perception will be wide open in Troy this summer. Visitors to Troy’s downtown district, as well as long-time residents of the city, will be pleasantly surprised to discover a different look to the square when they’re out through the coming […]

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You’re so vanity

Sizing Up a Fashion Industry Phenomenon By Sara McKinniss So, none of the girls here eat anything? – Andy Not since two became the new four and zero became the new two. – Nigel Well, I’m a six … – Andy Which is the new 14. – Nigel This line from the 2006 hit movie […]

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Mixed Media

Fine Arts and Crafts at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve By Matt Clevenger Searching for the next Van Gogh or just a truly unique Mother’s Day gift? Fine artists in more than a dozen different mediums will gather at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve in Troy on Saturday, May 7, offering their one-of-a-kind works for sale during […]

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Get out and plant!

Annual plant sales enhance your garden or landscape By Valerie Beerbower Five Rivers MetroParks are made possible through citizen support of a tax-based levy, but local foundations also supplement two facilities. The Wegerzyn Gardens Foundation and James M. Cox Jr. Arboretum Foundation were created to enhance Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, and Cox Arboretum MetroPark, respectively. Between […]

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Mind the nuptials

Royal wedding fever takes over the Miami Valley By Caroline Shannon-Karasik In a land far, far away from Dayton, there is a royal wedding to be had. Sure, there will be all of the typical wedding fodder: music, cake, dancing, food, photographs and more. But for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on […]

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Making change creative

A wrap-up of updayton’s 2011 Young Creatives Summit By Jennifer Hanauer Want to know the difference between dying and surviving? The will to live. Do not try to tell any of the attendees of updayton’s Third Annual Young Creatives Summit that Dayton is a dying city; you WILL get rocked. Updayton, formed in 2008 with […]

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The Big 2-0

Fraze Pavilion Announces 20th Anniversary Season By Matt Clevenger Kettering’s Fraze Pavilion will be the site of a season-long birthday party this summer as the iconic outdoor venue celebrates its 20th anniversary with one of its biggest seasons in recent history. “We opened the doors in September of ’91,” general manager Karen Durham said last […]

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How Feathers Gave Me Wings

Life comes full circle in Oregon District vintage shop By Jason Webber It could have been an ordinary overcast summer day in Ohio, but it just so happened to be July 25, 2009, and it just so happened to be my very first time in Dayton. I was on a blind date with a girl […]

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Street Seen

Your monthly fix of other people’s kicks By Emma Jarman Dayton may not have mega-malls a la Easton Towne Center in Columbus or any local, juiced-up outlet malls like the ones that line I-75 on the way to Cincinnati, but we do have the Greene, the Mall at Fairfield Commons, amazing consignment shops and various […]

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One good eye

Cyclops Festival returns for fourth DIY year By Tim Anderl Photo: Cyclops Festival, the handmade art and apparel event, will take […]

Causing an uproar

Godsmack shreds across the country By Alan Sculley Photo: Godsmack will perform on Aug. 17 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati […]

Yellow Springs Theater Company

New company of professionals pushes theatrical boundaries By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Yellow Springs Theater Company rehearses D’Arc Comedy by wanda […]

Give it a spin

Whirled Festival of Tops By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. in the area north of the […]

On craft and craftsmanship

In the studio with Landon Crowell By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Landon Crowell, Inertia in Light of a Likely Disaster, 2011. Wood, […]

Modern masters, talking turkeys and the king himself

Your summer roadmap to art in Cincinnati By Susan Byrnes Photo: Trenton Doyle Hancock, “Hot Coals in Soul,” 2010. Acrylic and […]