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Me Myselfie and I

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Looking at DAI’s Portraiture: Mirror or Mask? & ourselves by Amanda Dee When we look in the mirror, we can’t always change what we see, nor can we when someone else does the looking. But when we hold a camera to ourselves, we wield complete power. With angles. And lights. And filters polishing blemishes like […]

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Worth The Tipp

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Welcome to Tipp City By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Cover art by Jed Helmers Ask around and you’ll find the most frequently used word to describe Tipp City, the little town that sits just north of Dayton on the Miami River, is “charming.” Founded in 1840, the city took hold as a stop along the developing […]

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Queen to Bishop Six. CHECK!

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Diversity is nothing new in chess By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Dave Rutherford considers his next move at Dayton Chess Club; photo: Bill Franz   As a chess neophyte, I was intimidated even by walking into the Dayton Chess Club, housed as it is in the unassuming but remarkably grand Reed-Steffan building in Dayton’s terra […]

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The future is yours

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Make your own at DIY Cyclops Fest By Tim Walker Photo:    DIY. If you’re reading this story, you may already know that DIY stands for Do It Yourself, but you may be unaware that it applies to a lot more than just home renovation. Do It Yourself has grown into a subculture all its […]

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Truth & Dare

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Dare to Defy theatre proves its spirit By Jacqui Theobald Photo: Lisa Glover as Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors; photo: Laura Dell “What is Dare to Defy?” Daytonians are asking. It is a dreamer’s reality complete with costumes and music. It is hope looking for a full house. It’s a small group of innovators daring […]

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AleFest expanded

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With new wine offerings, AleFest hops By Kevin Tucker Photos: Sarah Browning Ever since Col. George Newcom founded his tavern in the city more than 200 years ago, Dayton has had a love affair with suds. And never has that been more evident than with the explosion of the beer brewers that have made the […]

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What’s the same? What’s changed? And what still needs to change?

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Dayton Regional STEM School learns from controversy By Amanda Dee   Photo: “The Experience of Women” by STEM students Elizabeth Worthen, Sherry Zhu, Kalie Roundtree, and Beth Snyder   Sometimes, “kids” can say what “adults” struggle to spit out. This May, those paying attention to the 24-hour news cycle saw it bent to clutch onto a […]

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Art on the Commons Returns

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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 […]