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Big Brews and Blues craft-draugh charityfest at Carillon Park By Justin Kreitzer Photo: Big Brews and Blues begins at 5 p.m. May 16 at Carillon Park; photo: Sarah Browning It’s not really a secret blues music and an ice cold brew make the perfect pair. The Big Brews And Blues fundraising event, benefiting Diabetes Dayton, has […]

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Dayton’s biggest open house


Urban Nights returns to downtown By Stacey Ritz Photo: Urban Nights takes place from 5-10 p.m. on May 9; photo: Josh Mayes “Urban Nights is one of the best nights to be downtown,” Mike Colvin, director of communications and marketing for the Downtown Dayton Partnership (DDP) said. “It’s a free event that showcases downtown’s dining, nightlife, […]

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A shade greener


Garden Station’s second annual EarthFest By Gary Spencer Photo: The Guinness World Record-setting Great Cloth Diaper Change will take place at 11 a.m. at Garden Station, and around the world With the modern world caught up in technology and human beings rarely interacting face-to-face, it can sometimes be a good thing for us to all be […]

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From the Mayor’s Desk

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Dayton delivers and you can, too By Nan Whaley Photo: Mayor Whaley addresses the Dayton Chapter of the International Public Management Association I am pleased to offer two pieces of exciting information to Dayton City Paper readers this month. First, I am excited to announce the launch of City of Dayton’s new mobile application, Dayton Delivers. […]

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What’s great in Dayton?

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UpDayton’s 2014 Summit By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The 2014 UpDayton Summit begins at 2 p.m. on April 11; photo: Amanda Barbosa UpDayton was conceived in 2007 as an initiative of the DaytonCREATE project, with a goal to encourage economic growth in the Miami Valley by attracting and retaining young professionals. The annual UpDayton Summit gives […]

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A trip back in time


Carillon Park’s 1830s-style tavern dinners By Joyell Nevins Photo: Brandi Picek [left] and Andrea Green [right] prepare food for Carillon Park’s 1830s-style tavern dinners; photo: Dayton history How would you like to experience history where Dayton history began? The Newcom Tavern, the oldest standing building in Dayton, is now the gathering place for Carillon Park’s tri-annual Tavern […]

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El idioma


By Sarah Sidlow Photo: El Puente, spanish for “the bridge” is a Dayton program aimed at helping Latino children learn English Dayton City Paper’s exploration ofthe  Dayton area’s ethnic communities continues this week with the Latino community, with a focus on El Puente – an English-language volunteer program aimed at providing Spanish-speaking youth the language tools […]

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Education meets improvisation

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Beavercreek’s unique weekend of jazz returns By Benjamin Smith Photo: Spyro Gyra; Photo: Brian Friedman/B-Freed Photography Fact: the three toughest things on the planet are diamonds, silicon carbide and jazz. Obviously that’s an exaggeration, but even distortions reflect some truth. Jazz is challenging to learn, challenging to play and occasionally challenging to enjoy or even comprehend. […]

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Fight for the history books


KnockOut Dayton showcases local volunteer boxers for good cause By Gary Spencer Photo: Dayton History presents the KnockOut Dayton boxing exhibition on March 1 at Memorial Hall; photo: Tom Greene Photography Elton John once sang “Saturday night’s alright for fightin,’” and this Saturday is going to be more than an alright time if amateur boxing is […]

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From the mayor’s desk

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Strategies for building a stronger Dayton By Nan Whaley Photo: Recently-elected Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley speaking recently to the Dayton Rotary Club about her strategies for Dayton’s growth I am honored to be serving as the mayor of the City of Dayton. I am also humbled by the tasks that are before me. The heartbeat of […]

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Sweethearts and singles

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Annual Women’s Valentine’s Dance at Dayton Woman’s Club By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin   Photo: The Greater Dayton LGBT Center presents its annual Women’s Valentine’s Dance at the Dayton Woman’s Club on Feb. 15; photo: Robin Kooiman It’s time to dress up and shine bright like a diamond! Shake a tail feather and/or your bonbon! Gimme that […]

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Miss Maha and the City


Kick off your new year in the city! By Maha Kashani Photo: Join Dayton ENCORE! for The Music of the Rolling Stones at the Schuster Center on Jan. 18 Happy (almost) New Year, Dayton! Are you prepared to ring in 2014?! I am ready for the next 12 months of madness and have chosen to end […]

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We’re ready for our close-up, Mr. DeMille


C-SPAN puts the spotlight on Dayton during “Cities Tour”  By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin   Photo: Crew and staff from Time Warner Cable and C-SPAN Coordinating Producer [third from left] meet with Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell [third from right] at Dayton City Hall for production on the “Cities Tour” program People in wool suits were glad-handing other people […]

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M.O. with Mayor Leitzell

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A final word and a look back  By Gary D. Leitzell Photo: Volunteers Norm, Joseph and David and recent Rwandan immigrant Theopene work on renovations at La Casa on Holt Street; Photo: David Leach Editor’s Note: Over the past four years, Mayor Gary Leitzell penned a bi-monthly column for the Dayton City Paper, addressing various issues […]

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A new old-fashioned way

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St. Anne’s Hill puts history on display  By Sarah Sidlow   Photo: The Bossler Mansion [top left] on Dutoit Street closes out the St. Anne’s Hill Dickens of a Christmas Tour” For many, the holiday season ignites a certain appreciation for days gone by. Maybe it’s the old carols, maybe grandma’s homemade pie or the classic […]

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Miss Maha and the City

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Eat, drink, explore and be merry – Holiday Edition  By Maha Kashani   Photo: You can see the world’s first practical airplane – the 1905 Wright Flyer III – at Carillon Park; photo: Ted Bobosh ‘Tis the season! The holidays are here, bringing us all many reasons for joy and cheer. With this special season upon […]

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Something Rotten’s Bottom Brothers unseat Shakespeare Raising a toast! (Foreground L-R) Maggie Lakis, Josh Grisetti, Rob McClure, and Autumn Hurlbert. […]

A homestyle home run


The Bullpen Diner in Dot’s Market The Bullpen’s country fried steak, silver dollar potato pancakes, and eggs over easy. By […]

Don’t drink the green Kool-aid

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Forget the hype—true Irish beers are pure gold Skip the green beer, and go for the gold … or the […]

What to do in the Springs


Santa Fe Red by Sara Gray “Have You Red/Read It?” on display at The Village Artisans The Village Artisans gallery […]

Kansas resurrected


Classic Kansas Leftoverture LP live and more at Victoria Kansas (L-R) Rich Williams, Billy Greer, Zak Rizvi, Phil Ehart, Ronnie […]