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Packing for camp

Creative campers get most out of summer By Emma Jarman Summertime, the annual season of heat and happiness that sends parents into a tachycardiac state worrying how they’ll entertain their children for an entire, school-free three months. Many parents take advantage of sleepover camps or sports programs to get a few hours of school year-style […]

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A day without Dayton

How Dayton’s legacy of innovation continues in our day-to-day lives By Brady Kress Spending my days surrounded by Dayton’s history is a true joy and an ongoing inspirational experience. However, the real fun is sharing these stories with others who are unaware of just how much Dayton has changed their lives and the lives of […]

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Haute Culture

Azhand Shokohi takes on the world of fashion By Sara McKinniss Cincinnati-based fashion designer Azhand Shokohi is one to watch. Though it is early in her career, Shokohi’s latest collections mimic those of industry veterans. Her sculptural designs, which exhibit hints of haute couture elements, reflect the unique approach she takes with each seasonal collection […]

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Black in Time: Noir Ohio

An vintage outfit featured on Noir Ohio.

… Because vintage is the new black By Sara McKinniss Local vintage clothing maven Maggie Leadman never intended to become the Miami Valley’s “go to” source for vintage clothing, but over the last few years, she has. For Leadman, owner of the Dayton-based online vintage fashion store, Noir Ohio, it all started with a serendipitous […]

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Miss Maha and the City

June 2011 By Maha Kashani Is it summer yet? Mother Nature has been quite bipolar this year, so I can barely tell. Besides the flip-flop between high 70s and cold/rainy weather we experienced in May, the first full month in my new loft at the Cannery has been amazing. I’m within walking distance of almost […]

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Troy Strawberry Festival

All you need to know, before you go By Emma Jarman It’s prime strawberry growing weather: 85 degrees, sunny but cooler in the shade. The wind hasn’t blown hot, yet, and the sky only threatens rainstorms in the evenings. It’s the kind of weather that makes you want to sit on a wrap-around porch swing, […]

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Loud and proud

Dayton celebrates 2011 Gay Pride By Emma Jarman Parades are so 1990s. This is 2011, and the Miami Valley Pride Partnership has an entire week of events and celebrations scheduled to celebrate gay pride and to thank you for being a friend. “The reason we chose thank you for being a friend is because even […]

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Who doesn’t love fair food?

The Troy Strawberry Festival serves up the best strawberry everything! By Nicole Wroten Seriously, who doesn’t love fair food? Sure, festivals are great for bringing the family, fun activities, arts and crafts, etc., but what people really come for is the food. And nothing could be truer than people flocking to the Troy Strawberry Festival […]

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Bachelor’s Pad–The Musings and Misadventures of a Single, 30-Something, Dayton Transplant

Time-Warping Through Adulthood On Charm By Jason Webber It’s 10 minutes to midnight on May 7 at the reputedly haunted Sorg Opera House in Middletown, and I am beaming from ear to ear. For I have now officially earned my stripes as a corrupter of youth. There they are — my friends Zeke and Allie […]

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Big Brews and Blues

Shake your butt and tip back a pint (for charity) By Kevin J. Gray Kick off the outdoor festival season Friday, May 20 at Carillon Park, when Diabetes Dayton hosts its second annual Big Brews and Blues. The all-draft beer tasting runs from 5 to 9 p.m. and features 30 craft beers, specialty foods, a […]

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Advice Goddess: 7/7

By Amy Alkon Dork Matter  I’m just out of a bad relationship and ready to start dating. I recently met […]

The Docket: 07/07

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Amanda Dee   The cops tho An officer responded to […]

Chew on this: 07/07

Hide the sugar By Jayne Powers   We eat it. Drink it. Sing about it. Scrub ourselves with it and […]

Food for the soul

Miamisburg Helping Hands Food Pantry marks 50 years of service By Jim Hannah Photo: The Miamisburg Helping Hands Food Pantry […]

News of the weird: 06/30

By Chuck Shepherd   What Cannibals Can Teach Us Researchers studying the human-brain-eating Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea reported […]

Advice Goddess: 6/30

By Amy Alkon   Owe, Baby, Baby My girlfriend always cries that she’s “broke.” I just ended up buying her […]