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A brewery explosion in the Miami Valley By: Kevin J. Gray Photo: At Lock 27 in Centerville, enjoy craft beer and high-end cuising in a hip, modern setting If all goes according to plan, over the next six to 12 months the Miami Valley will have up to 12 breweries. With four active breweries and eight […]

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Truly spectacular!

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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance presents Season Opening Spectacular By Stacey Ritz Photo: Lauren Stenroos and Case Bodamer in “Bushido” From Dayton Ballet’s 2012 Celebration!; photo: sskphoto The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA) is a unique merger of Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. The legend surrounding the creation began when DPO Artistic Director […]

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There’s no place like home

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Leo DeLuca brings the lure of Misra Records to his hometown of Dayton By: Zach Rogers Photo: Leo DeLuca relocated indie label Misra Records to Dayton in 2012; photo: Bill Franz The music industry is a very different place than it was 20, 30 or 40 years ago. Numerous technological and cultural advances have made the […]

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History of the Human Race

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Dayton’s professional theatre company talks past, present and future By: Sara Mastbaum photo: Scott J. Kimmins Pictured [l to r]: scott stoney and kevin moore In the late 1980s, Dayton’s cultural landscape was just beginning to flower. ArtsDayton (now CultureWorks), the Dayton Visual Arts Center and Cityfolk were all in their infancy. It was during […]

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The Faces of Dayton

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Photos by: Bill Franz and Andrew Thompson Take a walk around downtown Dayton. History seems to be everywhere, but so too does the air of possible futures. Without a doubt, Dayton is running headlong into a new era where its storied past meets waves of new ideas emerging around every corner. The character of the […]

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The little frames that could

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Featherwood Frames embraces sustainable, environmentally-sound artisanship  By: Tim Anderl  Photo: Seeing eye to eye: [l to r] David Flowers and Brett Nagafuchi of Featherwood Frames talk shop with David Brown, owner of Eye 1 in Oakwood // Photo: Bill Franz Anyone who knows who Steve Urkel, Poindexter and Clark Kent are acknowledges the act of using/wearing […]

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Sex and the workplace

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Taboo or acceptable?  By Stacey Ritz Should colleagues at the same company be allowed to have sex? The Business Insider’s Henry Blodget recently published “Sex-At-Work Survey: The Results Are In!” After surveying 2,500 individuals, Blodget found that more than 84 percent of survey participants believe colleagues at the same company should be allowed to have […]

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It’s hip to be square

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Dayton’s square cut pizza culture  By Kyle Melton Photo: Marion’s Piazza square cut pizza “It was in the 1950s when I ate my first pizza in Dayton, Ohio, and that pizza was cut in small, square pieces. It was in the early 1960s when I ate a pizza out of the Dayton area that was […]

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Hit the trails

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Bike and hike your way thorough the Miami Valley and Beyond By: Kevin J. Gray Photo:  Cyclist of all ages enjoying the new Mad River Bikeway extension; photo courtesy: Five Rivers MetroParks The Miami Valley has become a hub for outdoor activity thanks in part to extensive trail networks that zigzag across Miami, Montgomery, Greene […]

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What’s on your plate?

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Restaurant Week gives you the chance to experience something new! By: Brian Sharp Photo: Warm chocolate cake from The Hawthorn Grill   Restaurant Week is more than just fixed menus and cheaper prices. Restaurant Week in the Miami Valley area – curated by Amy Zahora of the Miami Valley Restaurant Association – has been going on […]

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We’re all on the same side

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But that doesn’t mean we should burn the bridge By Julie Ruvolo; edited by Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin When waging war, strategy is as important as blunt force. The war on human trafficking is one that has reached beyond the borders of the physical world and, in this technological age, must also be waged on the Internet. […]

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In plain sight

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Dayton: A human trafficking hub By: Joyell Nevins Photo Credit: William Murdock Photography   MYTH: Slavery ended with the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation. FACT: Modern-day slavery, otherwise known as human trafficking, is still very much alive. MYTH: Women sell their bodies for sex by choice. FACT: While there are some prostitutes who do […]

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Drive into history

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At Dayton’s Packard Museum  By: Mark Luedtke Photo: 1930 745 Brewster Convertible Sedan Photo Credit: Andrew Thompson Daytonians take it as an article of faith that Dayton was a big time car town a century ago. Everybody says so. Visitors can view an historic automobile exhibit at Carillon Park to validate this claim, but few really […]

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Free Puppies?

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The real cost of bringing Fido home By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin He’s just so cute, that little puppy squirming against his brothers and sisters to gain the advantage on your affections. He’s a little fluff ball of joy, falling all over himself, jumping at the opportunity to call your home his own and make you […]

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Cityfolk Festival Rising

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A bastion of culture perseveres downtown By: Leo Deluca Photo:Enjoying the music and dancing of the 2012 Cityfolk Festival; photo credits: Andy Snow   Cityfolk has been nourishing the spirit of southwest Ohio since 1980. With a mission to “share diverse artistic traditions from across America and around the world,” the non-profit organization has become […]

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Flying into Uncharted Territory

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The Dayton Air Show defies sequester By Mark Luedtke Photo: The World War II-era B-29 Superfortress “FIFI” is the last of its kind; photo credit: Scott Slocum The Sequester According to John Cudahy, president of the International Council of Air Shows, the Dayton Air Show is one of the most prestigious shows in the country. Cudahy […]

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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 […]