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African American Cultural Festival

First the Black Cultural Festival, the Dayton African American Cultural Festival has been reborn By Khalid Moss It is great to live in a city that doesn’t just pay lip service to the celebration of cultural diversity. And while serious racial and economic problems still fester under the delicate social fabric of this community, Dayton […]

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Finally, Final Friday

After plenty of planning, Final Friday has arrived in Troy By Emily Kaiser Although school is starting and the stresses that come along with this time of year are now settling in, that doesn’t mean summer is over quite yet. The flowers are still here, the world is still green and the weather may just […]

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A taste test in Troy

The Taste of Troy draws foodies from all over the Miami Valley By Tim Walker Who doesn’t love to eat? Whether trying out a new restaurant with some friends, dining in with loved ones, or just firing up some burgers and dogs on the grill, these long summer days in the Miami Valley offer a […]

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Bachelor’s Pad

Fire walking through my past in Twin Peaks By Jason Webber Tom Wolfe can bite me. You can go home again. And sometimes — just sometimes — it can even be rewarding. Especially when you get to reconnect with friends you haven’t seen in 17 years, drink rivers of hardcore Pacific Northwest coffee, kiss a […]

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Going the distance

Stargazing into the final frontier By Emma Jarman Did you know that a meteor shower is not made up of shooting stars or comets? Or that the North Star is not the brightest star in the sky? In fact the glowing flashes we see alighting through the night sky during a meteor shower are tiny […]

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Yellow Springs: An everyday life

An everyday look at an exceptional town By Lara Donnelly Yellow Springs usually gets written up in the Dayton City Paper for its cultural happenings, its exciting street art and its all-out awesome events, like Art Stroll and Street Fair. Tourists come to see the funky shops and eat in the fancy restaurants. Hikers come […]

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Sizzling bacon

Vincent Holiday brings improv to Dayton By J.T. Ryder A nightmare for any comedian would be to stand in front of a waiting audience, completely awash in the piercing glare of the unflinching spotlights, without a single shred of material prepared as the audience shouts at you in a cacophony of catcalls. A nightmare for […]

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Back to our roots music

The AACW Gospel, Blues and Jazz Festival in Yellow Springs By Tim Walker Family traditions, memories and feelings are deeply rooted in our small Ohio communities, and the village of Yellow Springs is no different than any other. Family members pass on memories, opinions and interests handed down from the older generations to the younger, […]

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Polished rubies in a city of rough gems

The Rubi Girls present a benefit for ARC Ohio By J.T. Ryder Since mankind adopted gender specific clothing, through Shakespearian time and into modern times, the entertainment world has had a titillating fascination with jocks in frocks. Even within the realm of drag queens and divas, there are countless layers and visions of drag, from […]

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All in a golden afternoon

The Butterfly House at Cox Arboretum showcases native moths and butterflies By Valerie Beerbower Did you know Montgomery County is home to one of Ohio’s first native butterfly houses? The Butterfly House at Cox Arboretum MetroPark, 6733 Springboro Pike, is open now through August 28. “Each species of butterfly or moth has slightly different timing […]

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Fling into Spring

Miamisburg’s annual Spring Fling returns By John Hamilton Photo: The annual Miamisburg Spring Fling festival takes place May 16-17 in […]

Advice Goddess: 5/5

By Amy Alkon Eat, pray you’ll shut up, love I’ve always been a feelings stuffer, but I’ve been reading about […]

News of the weird: 05/05

By Chuck Shepherd World’s worst sculptor It seemed like a good idea when the village of Celoron, New York, paid […]

The Docket: 05/05

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Donkey wrong Police were flagged down by a […]

Chew on this: 05/05

Thinking differently about dieting By Jayne Powers Two things in life besides death and taxes seem to dominate American culture: […]

The Weight of water

Beauty, irony, loss By Susan Byrnes Photo: Prudence Gill, Over, Under, Around, and Through, 2015 Compared to many Midwestern states, […]