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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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African American Cultural Festival

First the Black Cultural Festival, the Dayton African American Cultural Festival has been reborn By Khalid Moss It is great to live in a city that doesn’t just pay lip service to the celebration of cultural diversity. And while serious racial and economic problems still fester under the delicate social fabric of this community, Dayton […]

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Where the artists come to play

The Dayton Arts Project comes to fruition By Khalid Moss Daniel Karasik is a bright-eyed, 20-something with a winning smile and the lean, muscular build of a dancer. It makes sense, because he is a member of the Dayton Ballet Company where he has been employed as a dancer since 2008. But his artistic aspirations […]

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Miss Maha and the City

August 2011 By Maha Kashani Given my Middle Eastern descent, I’m no stranger to the heat, but even I had a hard time braving the elements last month. Besides the heat wave, July provided great entertainment with events like CityFolk, Americana, the Temptations at the Fraze and the 37th Dayton Air Show. Plus, our own […]

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Conversational Convictions

Anthony Barwick’s Conversation Piece: A reality exchange By J.T. Ryder I was so excited about being a part of the Conversation Piece that I did something I rarely do: I arrived early. I had a week to reflect my opinions and the psychology behind them, which made me come to some rather startling epiphanies. Anthony […]

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Gaelics storm the streets of Dayton

The 10th annual Celtic Festival alights By Emma Jarman The sentiments of St. Patrick’s Day ring loud and true through the streets of Dayton during the United Irish of Dayton’s annual Celtic Festival. People dressed in green drink Celtic ales in the beer gardens, eat Celtic foods from street-side vendors, absorb Celtic melodies at the […]

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A trip to Don’s Pawn Shop

The trash, treasure and characters found in a Dayton pawn shop By Khalid Moss If you’re into Hardcore Pawn, American Pickers, Oddities, Auction Hunters — or the granddaddy of them all — Pawn Stars, it speaks to your tenuous relationship with reality. Because you have unfortunately fallen victim to that rare, TV-induced syndrome called Acute […]

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Ask what your government can, and cannot, do for you

Clearing up misconceptions about what different levels of government provide to citizens By Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell Most people remember the movie Wall Street for the famous catchphrase, “Greed is good.” But I remember another quotable nugget from Gordon Gekko, one with a less sinister ring: “The most valuable commodity I know of is information.” […]

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Miss Maha and the City

July 2011 By Maha Kashani Can you believe this is my first anniversary of MMATC? Wow, time flies! As I look back on the past 12 months, it has been such a neat experience digging deeper into the robust arts, culture and entertainment options that our wonderful community has to offer. I’ve loved sharing them […]

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A day without Dayton

How Dayton’s legacy of innovation continues in our day-to-day lives By Brady Kress Spending my days surrounded by Dayton’s history is a true joy and an ongoing inspirational experience. However, the real fun is sharing these stories with others who are unaware of just how much Dayton has changed their lives and the lives of […]

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Miss Maha and the City

June 2011 By Maha Kashani Is it summer yet? Mother Nature has been quite bipolar this year, so I can barely tell. Besides the flip-flop between high 70s and cold/rainy weather we experienced in May, the first full month in my new loft at the Cannery has been amazing. I’m within walking distance of almost […]

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Loud and proud

Dayton celebrates 2011 Gay Pride By Emma Jarman Parades are so 1990s. This is 2011, and the Miami Valley Pride Partnership has an entire week of events and celebrations scheduled to celebrate gay pride and to thank you for being a friend. “The reason we chose thank you for being a friend is because even […]

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The wheels on the bike …

Cycling Summit rolls into Miami Valley By Emma Jarman For those of you fuming over pump prices and greenhouse gasses in the Dayton area; for anyone looking to get in shape while shopping the Miami Valley region; for you who want to help boost the economy and your metabolic rates all in the same breath, […]

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Urban nights springs forward

Celebrate the season with family, friends and fine arts By  Emma Jarman Everyone loves a block party. There’s good music, great food and all the neighbors come out to dance in the street. However, not all blocks have parties, and not all parties invite the entire block. But, if you are reading this page, you […]

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Miss Maha & the City

May 2011 By Maha Kashani It’s official. Miss Maha is FINALLY a resident of downtown Dayton. After six months of searching and patiently waiting, I finally found the perfect loft in the city. I have been a resident of the Dayton region for 16 years but, besides my undergraduate years at the University of Dayton, […]

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Making change creative

A wrap-up of updayton’s 2011 Young Creatives Summit By Jennifer Hanauer Want to know the difference between dying and surviving? The will to live. Do not try to tell any of the attendees of updayton’s Third Annual Young Creatives Summit that Dayton is a dying city; you WILL get rocked. Updayton, formed in 2008 with […]

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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 […]