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First Friday/RACC Conference

Around Town By Russell Florence, Jr. There are multiple First Friday events to enjoy downtown from 5 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 1. In addition to street performances and gallery events, SMAG Dance Collective in collaboration with Zoot Theatre Company and Sandstorm Dance will present an outdoor performance of SMAGMARE at 8 p.m. next to […]

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Flair And Fun

Greater Dayton LGBT Center Presents Evening Of Ballroom Dancing. By Deborrah Adams This year “When the Stars Come Out!” (WTSCO), Dayton’s take on the hit reality TV show Dancing with the Stars, will be infused with the kick of a variety show in a new location, The Dayton Woman’s Club, 225 N. Ludlow Street. The […]

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Miss Maha And The City

Best Bets For October By Maha Kashani Fall is here!! Given my passion for fall fashion, this is definitely my favorite season. The rich hues, fabulous accessories, shoes, fabrics, layers, shoes and so much more! Did I mention the shoes? What’s NOT to be excited about?! If fall fashion doesn’t get you fired up, don’t […]

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Dayton Music Fest

Passing The Torch By J.T. Ryder Change, for the most part, is good. It forces us to reevaluate what we feel is important and saves us from repetitive actions that, eventually, become a form of stale self-parody. When discussing Dayton’s local music scene, change is a given, so it goes without saying (although I’m going […]

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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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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 […]

The last word

Thanks for reading By A.J. Wagner This will be my last week writing the “Law and Disorder” column for the […]

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 […]