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Art on the Commons Returns


Sharing, experiencing fine art outdoors at Fraze By Katie Fender Photo: ‘North and Halsted II’ by Ashley Sullivan Some events have something for everyone, but not all of them are free and founded on the cause of fine art. Rosewood Arts Centre and the Kettering Arts Council present the 28th annual Art on the Commons from 11 […]

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Slippery when wet

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Keep swimming at Gerber’s Tropical Fish By Terri Gordon Photo: If you are looking for Dory, John Gerber, owner of Gerber’s Tropical Fish in Moraine, will not only know where to find her, but he will know how to get her from there to here, and he’ll know what it takes to take care of […]

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The Makers


Boston Stoker brews scholarship here & abroad by Jim Hannah   The moment you step into the Boston Stoker warehouse, it hugs you like a warm blanket – the rich aroma of roasting coffee beans. “This is where the magic happens,” says J. Stanton, Boston Stoker Coffee Co.’s director of sales and marketing and a Wright State […]

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Dayton Historys Fixer Uppers


The ‘Gang’ of 60-90-somethings refurbishing history by Katrina Eresman Photo: The New Barn Gang; photo: Paul Noah In the wintertime, a person can trudge across the frozen grounds and the snow-covered sidewalks to pay a visit to an RTA building used for storage in downtown Dayton. Understatedly tucked between a string of commercial businesses, near the […]

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Wake up Call


Heroin addicts aren’t ready until they’re ready By Tim Walker Yes, you are addicted…but you have reached a turning point in your life. You don’t want to live this way anymore. You’ve taken that first step: you’ve admitted you have a serious problem, and now you want to get treatment. Trust that you are far […]

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Let’s Talk About Sex


A few lessons they may have skipped in health class by Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin   Disclaimer: This article is meant to serve as a conversation stimulus, which will ideally help lead to a healthier, more fulfilling sex life for you, the reader. To more deeply explore your unique sexual experience, we encourage you to do […]

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The Ballooners


Your summer guide for floating through the Miami Valley By Joyell Nevins Photo: A balloonist prepares his craft at the Flag City BalloonFest, Aug. 12-14; photo: Bruce Baker Long before airplanes were a reality, there were balloons big enough to fly someone above the earth. Even after technology makes getting coordinates or measuring the wind […]

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On The Hilltop

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The inaugural Dayton-talent-driven Festival on the Hill By Tim Walker Photo: Local favorite Eric Jerardi starts the festival June 24  at 5 p.m.; photo courtesy of Eric Jerardi If you’re traveling through downtown Dayton on I-75, you’re afforded two beautiful views of our city. A glance to the east and you’ll see Dayton’s impressive skyline, dominated by […]

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Harvesting the future


The organic growth of Dayton’s urban gardens By Tara Pettit Dayton’s neighborhoods are extraordinarily active outdoors this spring as shovels dig, composts heaps pile up and hoop houses erect in several neighborhoods. All the activity can only mean one thing for a city that has proven its motivation in recent years to transforming empty urban […]

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Here comes the sun


Springfield Arts Council celebrates 50 years of free art By Katrina Eresman It’s 7 a.m. on a Friday in the middle of June, and there are lawn chairs lined up everywhere. Veteran’s Park, home of the Springfield Summer Arts Festival, used to be called Cliff Park for obvious reasons. Against these cliffs, which house bits […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23


For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16


For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]