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You’re invited … to the Emerald City

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Wizard of Oz party at Dayton Art Institute By Stacey Ritz Photo: Dayton Art Institute’s Special Events Coordinator Julie Cannon will appear as Glinda the Good Witch for the Prime Time Party Rental Series “Wizard of Oz” Party on Friday, April 12 For one magical evening, the Shaw Gothic Cloister at the Dayton Art Institute will be […]

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M.O. with Mayor Leitzell

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The Dayton Renaissance By  Gary D. Leitzell Last October, I wrote an article in the Dayton City Paper about 63 things that have happened since the start of 2010. That list has already grown by another 15 items, but I want to take a moment to list some other facts that are not well known. It […]

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The lies within the truth

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SunWatch presents new archaeology series By Emily Kaiser   As I was driving down the long road to SunWatch Indian Village and Archaeological Park, I thought to myself, “Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore.” I felt that I was no longer in Dayton, the city of which I thought I knew every square inch. As […]

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She ain’t what she used to be … and that’s not a bad thing!

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The classic film “Sunset Boulevard” stirs thoughts of Dayton’s past, present and future By Leo DeLuca Ranking high upon the American Film Institute’s Greatest Movies list, “Sunset Boulevard” (1950) stars Joe Gillis (William Holden), a struggling screenwriter from Dayton, Ohio. Gillis happens upon Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson), a fading silent film star who bemoans audio in […]

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This ain’t your grandma’s quilt

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Miami Valley Art Quilt Network creates a scene with Dayton Landmark Exhibit  By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin I’m going to say “quilt,” and I want you to conjure all of the images in your head that you can muster. It’s a free-association exercise. It’ll be fun. Okay, ready? Quilt! Are you thinking about … colorful, geometric […]

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When (Dr.) “No” means “Yes”

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DAI’s final Prime Time Rental Series event celebrates 50 years of Bond, James Bond by Emma Jarman Imagine playing legendary international man of mystery James Bond in any one of the 22 epic films that have premiered through the last 50 years. Do you become part of a brotherhood, like Playboy bunnies or cancer survivors? […]

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M.O. with Mayor Leitzell

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63 Things To Be Happy About In Dayton by Mayor Gary D. Leitzell A while back, a citizen came to me with a complaint: “There’s too much to do in Dayton.” I reassured the man this was a good problem to have. There is so much activity going on in Dayton these days – culturally, […]

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Miss Maha and the City

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Lots to do in October in the Miami Valley By Maha Kashani Wow, another month is behind us and we are one step closer to 2013! September brought an abundance of entertainment options to Dayton, many of them in the form of festivals such as the inaugural Downtown Revival music festival, Italian Fall Festa, Greek […]

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Musica, comida y baile!

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Hispanic Heritage Festival: muy caliente! by Timothy Anderl Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month and the contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America from Sept. 15 – Oct. 15.  Though the observation began in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson, the 30-day period was […]

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Men in the city

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Dayton’s most eligible men take part in charity bachelor auction event By Stacey Ritz On Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m., 16 amazing bachelors from the Dayton community will gather for the PUSH (Professionals United for Sexual Health) Dayton Bachelor Auction event to raise funds for Planned Parenthood. “We have a fantastically diverse group of […]

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What’s it like to live downtown?

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Find out at Urban Nights by Kevin J. Gray Friday, Sept. 14, show your love for downtown Dayton by coming out to Urban Nights. The event, which runs from 5 to 10 p.m. is an extensive collaboration between the Downtown Dayton Partnership, several local not-for-profits, and many, many local area businesses, galleries and entertainment spots. […]

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Best tastes in town

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The Taste of Miami Valley at Riverscape By Stacey Ritz The Taste of Miami Valley began in 2005 and features a wide variety of food choices, from frozen custard to the best BBQ. Every year, additional restaurants are added as well as new restaurants to the area. Vendor booths are also included- there is truly […]

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My Big Fat Greek Festival

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Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’s annual event returns By Kevin J. Gray This weekend brings the return of one of Dayton’s oldest festivals, the Dayton Greek Festival. Hosted by the families of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, this year the festival runs from Friday through Sunday, Sept. 7-9, on the church grounds at 500 Belmonte Park […]

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A celebration of diversity

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4th Annual Dayton African-American Cultural Festival by Tim Walker “Well, we only have about 30 minutes on stage at this year’s Festival,” said Big Gil, laughing, “But we’ll have some people up on their feet and dancing, I can guarantee you that.” Gil “Big Gil” Frazier, trombone player and a fixture of the Dayton music […]

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Raise your mugs

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GermanFest Picnic returns to Carillon Park By Emma Jarman In the beginning, when America was not yet a melting pot, but a salad bowl, not yet indiscriminately fused as a culture, but pocked with outcroppings of ethnic settlement, Dayton had beer – beer and the beginning of a long history with deep German roots. The […]

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Clearly a Dayton institution

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South Park Tavern celebrates its fifth anniversary Kevin J. Gray It’s hard to believe that, five years ago, South Park Tavern, now an iconic location for music and great beer in Dayton, was just a dream that manager Shaine Sullivan was selling to owner Bill Daniels. South Park Tavern moved into a building that had […]

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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 […]