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Big Upgrades at Boonshoft

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Museum Engages More Visitors, More Personally By Mark Luedtke 2011 was a busy year at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, one of the premier interactive museums of nature and natural history in the world. Sound boring? It’s not. Colorful and engaging, Boonshoft has about as much in common with the static natural history museums of […]

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Occupy Dayton: The mayor’s perspective

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A behind-the-scenes look at what went down between local government and the Occupiers By Dayton Mayor Gary D. Leitzell No one said the road to free speech was an easy one. Just ask the demonstrators who make up Occupy Dayton. Lately, there have been many truths, half-truths and outright lies spread about the “battle” between […]

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Miss Maha’s January

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Miss Maha plans out this month By Maha Kashani Well, I blinked and 2011 was history. With the holiday season almost past us, I can’t help but feel guilty for eating too many cookies and enjoying all those libations. Luckily, boxing at Drake’s Downtown Gym has helped keep me from packing on the pounds and […]

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Beauty in St. Anne’s Hill

A Victorian Renaissance in downtown Dayton by Mark Luedtke Most Daytonians know the story of the reclamation of the Oregon District, but St. Anne’s Hill is a lesser-known, historic Victorian neighborhood being restored by motivated residents. Just a mile east of the Oregon District, St. Anne’s Hill is bounded by Keowee and Dutoit Streets on […]

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Occupy Black Friday

DCP writer Benjamin Dale at the Occupy Dayton Camp on November 25. Photo courtesy of Tyler Lukacs.

A DCP writer spends the day at the Occupy Dayton camp By Benjamin Dale Belief is a funny thing, and it can often make people behave in noble, albeit misunderstood ways.  Some say the true measure of belief is how much one is willing to suffer for it.  And as the grey shadow of winter […]

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Miss Maha’s December

Miss Maha plans out this month By Maha Kashani Happy Holidays! I can barely believe that 2011 has essentially come to a close. It feels like I blinked my eyes and now it’s 2012. Luckily, the holiday season is upon us which means I can’t think of a better excuse to shop until I drop. […]

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Original class of the NFL

The Dayton Triangles took on the Columbus Pan Handles in the first-ever NFL game right here in Dayton by Mark Luedtke The World Series is over, NBA owners have locked out the players and Thanksgiving is fast approaching. For Ohio sports fans that means it’s time for football, football and more football. Especially NFL football. […]

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Miss Maha’s November

Miss Maha plans out this month By Maha Kashani T-minus 61 days. Let the countdown to 2012 begin! Now that Halloween and my Wonder Woman costume are behind us, I know life is about to kick into high gear with the holiday season full-speed ahead. I can’t complain, this is one of my favorite times […]

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Ye olde haunted Dayton

Taking a historical walking tour with Dayton’s scariest man By Jason Webber You wouldn’t think it when looking at the guy, but Leon Bey is the scariest man in Dayton. The guy knows so much about Dayton’s sordid, bloody past it’s terrifying. That’s what makes the Ghosts, Cemeteries and Murders historical walk such a ghoulishly […]

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Miss Maha’s October

Miss Maha plans out this month By Maha Kashani I’m alive. I raised over $1,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters and rappelled down the side of the Key Bank building during Urban Nights, September 16. It was the coolest thing I’ve ever done in Dayton. The first thing they asked when I made it to […]

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It’s tasty to me

Opa! Learning how to bake like a Greek at the annual Dayton Greek Festival By Emily Kaiser Pulling up the hill and into the parking lot of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Dayton, I fully realized what I had gotten myself into. I don’t bake. I don’t speak Greek. Why did I say yes […]

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11th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival

Put a little salsa in your step as you head out to this downtown Dayton festival By Tim Walker Holy cow – jalapenos are hot, hot, hot! Or should I have used the word “picante”? If there’s one thing the 11th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival is offering that appeals to me, it’s the food; and […]

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Miss Maha’s September

Miss Maha plans out this month by Maha Kashani Although I’m sad that summer seemed short-lived this year, I’m ridiculously excited for fall! My top three favorite things about fall, in order: 1) Fashion. Jewel tones, layers and boots, oh my! 2) Football. Bengals, Bears, Fighting Irish and thanks to a certain someone in my […]

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Converting trash to cash

Leave it to citizens, not politicians, to clean up a city By Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell During my first year as Southeast Priority Board (SEPB) chairperson, a young man from my neighborhood who also held a Priority Board seat asked me to Google “RecycleBank” and look at what this company was accomplishing in other American […]

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A day in the life of a demolition derby driver

The Montgomery County Fair introduces a whole new world to one DCP writer By Emily Kaiser Pulling up to the driveway of Todd Mabe’s house, I knew he was a notorious demolition derby driver, but I wasn’t sure what to expect. As I parked behind a car most people would haul away as junk, I […]

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Turning Lebanese

Experience the Lebanese Festival with plenty of culture to go around By Emily Kaiser Summer is a perfect time to relax, read a good book, enjoy the pool with the family and explore different cultures the Dayton area has to offer. Every summer, there are dozens of festivals. Some are dedicated to fruits, like the […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]