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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  Barwick, who grew up in Dayton and graduated from Chaminade-Julienne High School, wrote a novel, as yet unpublished, titled Conversation Piece while living in the […]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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Miss Maha And The City

Best bets for November By Maha Kashani Can you believe it’s almost Turkey Season?! The beautiful trees have started turning vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow. I love it! But hold on, October isn’t over just yet. This weekend is one of my FAVORITE weekends of the year, and I can’t wait to see all […]

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Breakin’ Ground

Urban Dance In Dayton By Lara Donnelly It might not be common knowledge among Ohioans, but the southwest region of the state is a hotbed of activity for underground urban dancers.  That’s part of the reason that the Dayton Dance Conservatory (formerly the Jeanette Popp School of Dance) is hosting the Breakin’ Ground urban dance […]

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Second City At Victoria

Victoria Hosts Famed Comedy Troupe’s Fair & Unbalanced Tour. By J.T. Ryder A partial list of Second City’s alumni reads like a who’s who of comedic stardom: Alan Arkin, Harold Ramis, John Belushi, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Chris Farley, Jane Lynch, Mike Myers, Jack McBrayer, Tina Fey, […]

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Law & Disorder: 4/25

Broken brandy bottle A family left for church in the morning. When they returned, they noticed their motion-sensor alarm system […]