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Vandalia’s A Taste at the Crossroads returns By Brandon Semler Photo: A Taste at the Crossroads will begin at 5 p.m. on June 24 at the Vandalia Sports Complex; photo: J Spivey Photography The seventh annual Taste at the Crossroads will take place at the Vandalia Sports Complex on Tuesday, June 24. The all-you-can-eat extravaganza of […]

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Building a backyard habitat

Nature in your outdoor space By Kristen Wicker Photo: Five Rivers MetroParks Director of Conservation Dave Nolin in the suburban wildlife sanctuary he has created in his yard Dave Nolin’s yard may look a bit rowdy to some people, but to wildlife, it’s a sanctuary. During the past 11 years since he purchased his home, Nolin […]

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Small town hoopla

Yellow Springs Street Fair is worth the trip By Chelsea Davis Photo: Belly Dancers at last year’s Yellow Springs Street Fair; photo: Karen Wintrow This year’s biannual Yellow Spring Street Fair will be held on Saturday, June 14, with events beginning at 9 a.m. and going until 7 p.m. “It’s a just a day of small […]

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The Rise of DiVerse Records

Local rap crew headlines Youth Benefit Music Fest By Rusty Pate Photo: [l to r] Cameron Campbell and Jamelle Johnson of DiVerse Records; photo: Matthew Grathwohl Positivity is a commodity in short supply in the modern world. It seems at every turn, be it the nightly news, social media or daily conversations, the grand societal machine […]

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A Dayton original

One hundred years of the Dayton Canoe Club By Melissa Markham Photo: An early photo of three Dayton Canoe Club Members on the Miami River; photo: William Mayfield Off of Riverside Drive in Dayton, a quiet clubhouse sits inconspicuously on the bank of the Great Miami River. For the past hundred years, members of the Dayton […]

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Cut footloose!

Prime Time Prom at DAI By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Prime Time Prom will begin at 7 p.m. on May 30 at the Dayton Art Institute What are your memories of prom? Was it a corsage or a boutonnière you were trying to affix while your date stood there, trepidation in their eyes as you fumbled […]

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Give it a tri

Morgan’s Little Miami Triathlon By Emma Jarman Photo: Triathletes recieve guidance from Jim’s Bicycle Shop; photo: Jim Peters There are many things one can get done in three and a half hours: Clean an apartment, count to 126,000, watch a James Cameron movie or compete in and complete the biannual Morgan’s Little Miami Triathlon. On Sunday, […]

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Spur of the moment

Waynesville’s weekly Fox Hollow Rodeo By Alyssa Reck Photo: Fox Hollow Rodeo eventss include bull riding, muttin busting, barrel racing and bull poker; photo: Bill Franz Come one and all to see, experience and delight in one of the last remaining great American traditions. It’s an event requiring speed, strength and a little durability. Beginning nearly […]

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The hills are alive …

Nelsonville Music Festival celebrates 10 years By Leo DeLuca Photo: Dinosaur Jr. will perform at this year’s Nelsonville Music Festival; photo: Brantley Gutierrez Nestled in the Appalachian foothills, a two-hour drive from Dayton, Nelsonville Music Festival (NMF) celebrates its 10th anniversary with Dinosaur Jr., The Avett Brothers, The Head and the Heart, Shovels & Rope, Motel […]

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Three’s company

Vanguard Concert Series presents Lincoln Trio at DAI By Josher Lumpkin Photo: The Lincoln Piano Trio will perform on May 23 at the Dayton Art Institute; photo: Marc Hauser The Dayton Art Institute’s Vanguard Concert Series has an impressive history of providing live chamber music in an intimate setting for over 52 years. In this time, […]

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Looking through a new lens

Meet the artist: Leah Stahl By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Leah Stahl, “Bootstrap Paradox” 2014, Photogram/Pharmaceutical Chemigram What the hell am I […]

Law & Disorder: Shoot first

Ask questions later By A.J. Wagner Justice belongs to God; men only have the law. Justice is perfect, but the […]

News of the weird

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Frontiers of flight Dutch inventors Bart Jansen and Arjen Beltman struck again recently when […]

Book sm(Art)

Rare Books impact new art at UD’s ArtStreet By Susan Byrnes Photo: Artist: Misty Thomas-Trout Books have long served as […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon To leech according to her needs My roommate’s girlfriend is unemployed and just hangs around our place all […]

News of the weird: 09/23/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – New frontiers in American vacuousness The WE cable network disclosed in August  it had […]