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Settler’s Celebration

Around town By Deborrah Adams A cross cultural experience in three perspectives – Native Americans, westward expansion Pioneers and African-Americans traveling the Underground Railroad – will be the focus of Settler’s Celebration, Saturday, Sept. 25 and Sunday, Sept. 26, in Indian Mound Reserve on St. Rt. 42 just south of Cedarville. Hosted by Greene County […]

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Get outside

Get out and live By Valerie Beerbower Engaging in an active lifestyle has never been easier with Five Rivers MetroParks. Regardless of skill level, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the world of outdoor recreation. Take a hike through natural Ohio habitat, paddle your kayak or canoe along the scenic rivers, ride hundreds of […]

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Frisky fall fling fun

Third Friday and more. By Deborrah Adams The evenings are getting distinctly shorter and cooler. Those first twinges of fall bring thoughts of sharing food and friends in an unhurried atmosphere like Current Cuisine, Winds Cafe, Ye Olde Trail Tavern, the Corner Cone, Peach’s Grill and others. With al fresco dining soon to be but […]

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Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest returns to The Dayton Art Institute next weekend. By Mark Luedke After a boiling summer, one of the hottest on record, a welcome, autumn-like cool blew through the Dayton region early this month. Such an occrrence serves as a reminder that it’s time for the annual Oktoberfest party Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September […]

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Bike Ride for HIV Charities

Outdoors By Christopher Johnson The 3rd annual Sunride is a 20-mile bike ride through the course of the Five Rivers MetroParks bicycle paths. The bike-a-thon requires pledges but bicycles are not a requirement. Participants can ride a bike, walk or rollerblade with water and snacks provided along the route. Individuals of all ages and groups […]

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Beavercreek Popcorn Festival

Around Town By Deborah Adams The weekend following Labor Day means Popcorn Festival in Beavercreek. On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11 and 12, Dayton-Xenia Road between Fairfield Road and Meadow Bridge Drive will be transformed into a popcorn lover’s paradise. More than 200 booths will offer classic popcorn and specialties, plus other festival foods, along […]

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X-FEST 15

X Marks The Spot 15th Annual X-Fest Rocks Montgomery County Fairgrounds By J.T. Ryder and Alan Sculley On Sunday, September 12, the searing chords of some of the best alternative rock bands will be heard echoing across the Montgomery County Fairgrounds during the 15th annual X-Fest, presented by WXEG 103.9 FM and Live Nation. This […]

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Miss Maha And The City

Best Bets For September By Maha Kashani Can you believe it’s already September? I trust everyone had an enjoyable August and I took advantage of the great events that were happening around the Miami Valley! We’ve got a really exciting month ahead of us… So let’s jump right in! Did you know? The National Museum of […]

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Get Outside

Get Out And Bike. By Valerie Beerbower From the historical significance of the Wright Brothers to the upcoming downtown hub, cycling has always played a prominent role in the Miami Valley. Most residents who live near or frequently use the region’s extensive bikeway system can tell you where the trails are and perhaps even where […]

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The Montgomery County Fair Begins

Montgomery County Fair Begins Next Week. By Robin Lynne Melet Dayton is rich with tradition, and the time has come to celebrate the 158th year of the Montgomery County Fair. Festivities commence Wednesday, September 1 at the Fairgrounds, located at 1043 S. Main St., and will continue through Monday, September 6. “Our fair is most […]

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International flavor, Midwest vibe

Annual Festival of Nations returns By Andy Hertel Photo: The Brazil delegation proudly represents its country at the 2012 Festival of […]

It’s my party

Troy Hayner Cultural Center rings in 100 years By Alyssa Reck Photo: Hayner Days will begin at 11 a.m. on Aug. […]

Scene around the fence

Beautifying a Yellow Springs construction space By Tammy Newsom Photo:  This is a wall of many capers. A Young’s Dairy […]

Drawn on the lawn

Annual Art on the Lawn event returns By Evan Shaub Photo: A musician performs at 2013’s Art on the Lawn event; […]

Meet the artist

Abby Rose Maurer on lines, light and the movement of drunk people By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Artist Abby Rose Maurer in […]

Addressing dress

Decked Out! explores culture through costume and adornment By Susan Byrnes Photo: Visitors to the Experiencenter look through a zoetrope, which […]