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Designated Drinking

Ensuring tonight’s DD just got easier with two area driving companies By Nicole Wroten We’ve all been there. We’ve gone out to a bar with friends only expecting to have a drink or two. One drink turns into five and before you know it, it’s last call and you’re tanked, unable to drive home. So, […]

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Get Outside

Have some fun this holiday season at Dayton area MetroParks By Valerie Beerbower The holidays are upon us and Five Rivers MetroParks offers plenty of low-cost, high-quality fun, whether you’re looking for a special way to spend time with your family, or if you want to throw the perfect get-together with friends and co-workers. PNC […]

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38th annual Grande Illumination

A treat for kids and kids at heart By Deborrah Adams This year’s Grande Illumination will once again kick off Dayton’s month-long Holiday Festival. Started in 1972 by Virginia Kettering, the event is a magical holiday experience for every child and harkens to the child at heart in every grown-up too. But Grande Illumination is […]

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The Great “Art’Doors

Nature-themed Fine Arts and Crafts Show By Robin Lynne Melet The 29th annual Glen Helen Nature Arts and Crafts Show in Yellow Springs is coming to town Saturday, November 20 from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and on Sunday, November 21 from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. What makes this event so unique and different from others? Liz Schneiders, […]

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Third Weekend Fling

Kicking off Holiday in the Springs By Deborrah Adams The Village of Yellow Springs will undergo a yuletide transformation with the Third Weekend Fling’s kick-off for “Holiday in the Springs,” a collaborative venture to offer season-long special events and activities for visitors in addition to the unique shopping and dining experiences found in Yellow Springs. […]

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Beliefs or Convictions

Could you defend what you say you believe? By Deborrah Adams Could you defend what you say you believe?  This is the sticking point behind Anthony Barwick’s Conversation Piece events.  Barwick, who grew up in Dayton and graduated from Chaminade-Julienne High School, wrote a novel, as yet unpublished, titled Conversation Piece while living in the […]

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Paraprosdokian Pathways

The Comic Genius Of Emo Phillips By J.T. Ryder With a wide-eyed, childlike stare, Emo Philips draws the audience down a winding garden path, the listener hanging on every word, softly spoken in an innocently wavering falsetto sing-song voice. Suddenly you find yourself in an Alice In wonderland world where nothing is as it truly […]

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Ryan Star At McGuffy’s

Rock By Russell Florence, Jr. McGuffy’s House of Rock presents rising artist Ryan Star Thursday, November 4. Star, a native of Long Island, New York, is a singer/songwriter who has increased his popularity thanks to the hit single “Breathe” from his recently released CD 11:59. Star particularly gained notice in 2006 as a formidable contestant […]

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Agri-Business

A Look At Stone’s Throw Market In Troy By Elizabeth Fields Hogue Kennerly Back in the day, when I was a kid, which wasn’t too far back, there were still several independent purveyors of foods in my neighborhood. In fact, my Uncle Ernest had his own small market that also sold handmade fresh donuts and […]

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Get Outside

Get Out And Harvest! By Valerie Beerbower Autumn has wrapped its beauty around the Miami Valley, and you can take advantage of living in a temperate climate that permits vibrant foliage. Before the trees shed their last clinging colors, take a hike in one of these parks: Germantown MetroPark: Drive the scenic loop through the […]

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news of the weird: 10/28

by Chuck Shephard Lead Story – Eye of the beholder The Osiligi Maasai Warrior choir, from Kenya, in ornate, mystifying […]

The hands-on headless horseman

Zoot Reboots for “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” By Jacqui Theobald Photo: C.J. Suchyta and Natalie Houliston display Ichabod at a Zoot […]

The Docket

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Editor’s Choice: Saucy and stalk-y After […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Knight Terrors I’m a woman in my early 30s. I was one of the employees who got […]

Putting the ‘boo’ in book

Inside Troy’s haunted bookstore By Matt Bayman Photo: Around About Books is located at 8 W. Main St. in Troy […]

News of the weird 10/21

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Signs of the times “Selfie fever” has begun to sully the sacred Islamic pilgrimages to […]