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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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Baseball brew

Where to get your drink on before and after the game by Jason Webber Take it from a Dayton transplant — you guys have it pretty good when it comes to downtown entertainment, particularly on Dragons’ game nights. Not only is your Fifth-Third Field a clean, comfortable ballpark, offering relatively reasonable concession prices and one […]

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Miss Maha and the City

April 2011 By Miss Maha Spring is finally here! Oh, how I’ve waited so patiently for warm weather to grace me with it’s presence. This is my favorite season and April is always an exciting month. We’ll pull pranks on April Fools Day, find out if Dayton will land a NASA shuttle at the Air […]

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A New Palette

Creating art out of vacant spaces in downtown Dayton By Nicole Wroten Have you ever seen a dreary landscape or a dull, naked painting you didn’t like? Have you ever wanted to just take a paintbrush and wipe it with color and life? Well, currently underway in downtown Dayton is a project trying to make […]

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Throw me somethin’ mister!

How to celebrate Mardi Gras (yeah you) right By Nicole Wroten Before I wrote this piece last week, I posted the following status on my Facebook page: “Trying to write an article about Mardi Gras. How in the world am I going to explain it to Ohioans?” A college friend of mine simply said, “You […]

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Miss Maha and the City

March 2011 By Maha Kashani I love that spring is almost here. This is an especially exciting time of year for me as I will be celebrating the Iranian New Year, called Norooz, on the first day of spring and my birthday just happens to follow on March 31, officially the 11th of Farvardin. All […]

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Springfield’s hidden gem

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Referred to as an American Folk Art site, I didn’t know what I expected on my journey to Springfield’s Hartman […]

Debate 7/17: Flag on the Play

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Q: Should persons with certain known behavioral tendencies such as suicide or violence be prohibited from owning guns? Legislatures across […]

Conspiracy Theorist 7/17: Hooray for Domino’s

Year after year, the same roads are torn up and road crews patch them. But they never really repair them. […]

On Your Marc 7/17: Good any day

First, a funny story. Larry Lee, the big tackle from Roth High School, for a number of reasons decided he […]

The Cult, Stone Temple Pilots, and Bush at Rose

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“Rock and roll never forgets,” the classic rock song goes, and Billy Duffy, guitarist and founding member of the British […]