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Friends of the poor walk

Around town By Marianne Stanley The 3rd annual “Friends of the Poor Walk” will be held Saturday, September 25 at 10 a.m. at the Job Center, 945 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. This walk is open to the public and serves a twofold purpose: to raise funds and to raise awareness of Dayton’s poor.  Besides […]

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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 art of organization

Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale returns By Alyssa Reck Photo: Elaine Lamb of Mud Mothers Pottery will showcase […]

Waste not

The Plastic World of Mary Ellen Croteau By Shayna V. McConville Photo: Mary Ellen Croteau, “Endless Columns,” plastic bottle caps […]

On not getting by in Dayton

The long-term effects of poverty By A.J. Wagner I have been penning “Law and Disorder” for the Dayton City Paper […]

News of the weird 10/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Bionic shoes Police in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture raided a shoe manufacturer in July and […]

Advice Goddess: 10/14

By Amy Alkon Fasten your Bible belt My boyfriend and I are spending Christmas with his family. I like them […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Heavy meddle Is it okay to keep your income a secret from someone you’re dating? I recently […]