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A Natural Fit


Local artist/muscician Michael Bashaw joins UD’s sustainability experiment By Arnecia Patterson Photo: Paul Noah In the eco-arts movement artists often use the environment as a springboard for art making and problem solving and turn to nature for materials, inspiration and solutions. Our natural environment frames a range of art-making practices that give us art, both ephemeral […]

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Take the Shush out of the shelves


Dayton Metro Library’s Innovative Check out the Arts program By Rusty Pate Photo: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) principal dancer Qarrianne Blayr will perform with DCDC as part of the Check Out the Arts program; photo: Indigo Life Media, Kameron Davis The arts have always been an integral part of society and civilization. From the earliest drawings […]

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Sharing the Spotlight


Dayton’s Performing organizations’ “American Mosaic” weekend By Pat Suarez Photo: The Dayton Ballet will perform dances set to Aaron Copland’s “The Red Pony” and The Tender Land; photo: Scott J. Kimmins A century ago, corporations made donations to the performing arts automatically. Companies and the people who ran them understood and acknowledged the importance of […]

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When celebrating culture becomes a tradition By Tara Pettit Photo: The Virgil Donati Band will perform at Oddbody’s on Sept. 11 Today when you hear about Greece, you automatically associate it with banks, budgets and bailouts. Recent news about the country and its ongoing economic crisis has permeated media coverage of the small nation, so […]

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The ART of Caring


We Care Arts: so much more than a studio By Joyell Nevins Photo: Erica Gibbs, Betsy Boesch, David Hiday and Jeffrey Bailey pose during an event at We Care Arts in Kettering We Care Arts, an art studio in Kettering, is not a gallery for famous artists. It’s not a paint-your-own-pottery studio for wannabe artists. […]

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Wheat the people

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Dayton celebrates craft beer at AleFest By Kevin J. Gray // photos: Jim witmer Photo: AleFest Dayton is excited to announce an all-cask tent, which will feature cask conditioned beers AleFest moves downtown For most of its existence, AleFest was synonymous with Carillon Park. That is, until 2014 when founder and longtime owner of the […]

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Path to success?


What to know about Dayton’s Link Bike Share Program By Amanda Dee Photo: Laura Estandia, executive director of Bike Miami Valley speaks to a crowd at the opening festivities for the Link Bike Share Program; photo: Briana Snyder My assignment was to investigate the green bikes that mysteriously appeared throughout the city of Dayton, and […]

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Big Brothers Big Sisters’ big steps for charity by Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The Over the Edge event benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley; photo: Peter Wine, Media Moments Photography   Average Friday got you down? Want to see the world—at least the Dayton part—from another angle? How about instead of a […]

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He built it, they came

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Miracle League baseball field lets everyone play By Jim Hannah Photo: The Miracle Field comprised of flat surfaces and free of infield dirt allowing wheelchair access It’s written all over their faces—the thrill of it. Their daily world of limits, obstacles and hurdles has suddenly melted away and been replaced by a delicious universe of […]

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Apples and oranges


Farmers markets produce more than ever By Paula Johnson Did you know you can pet an alpaca and do yoga at Dayton farmers markets? Talk to the guy who baked your bread this morning and the folks who made the honey you just bought? Pick up a handmade ceramic piece or a painting? Hear live […]

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Beer street


Dayton’s next open container Entertainment District TBD By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin photo: Andrew Thompson On April 30, Gov. John R. Kasich signed into law House Bill 47, giving cities the ability to create “entertainment districts” that would be exempt from the state’s open ver stntainer law, which prohibits people from freely strolling around with adult […]

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Water Pressure


City of Dayton proposes changes to Source Water Protection Program By Erin Callahan Photo: Officials observe the damage from the Sherwin Williams fire on May 30, 1987, three days after the fire began; photo: Dayton Daily News Archives at Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University “I drink Dayton water; that’s why I’m here.” This […]

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Winging It


Barnstorming Carnival revives aerial tradition By Mark Luedtke Photo: A 1929 Travel Air gives two passengers the open cockpit biplane experience over a local Springfield-area farm Dewey Davenport is living his dream. Having grown up in the Dayton area, the owner and sole proprietor of Goodfolk and O’Tymes Biplane Rides fell in love with planes and […]

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Propaganda and purpose


Call to Duty and Tears of Stone exhibits at DAI By Joyell Nevins Photo: Glenn Grothe, American, 1912–1956, He’s Watching You, 1942, color lithograph Before there was “Be All You Can Be” or “The Few. The Proud. The Marines.” there was a bearded man in a top hat, pointing directly at his viewers, saying “I […]

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Great sexpectations


Couple sheds light on swinging lifestyle By Katie Christoff Photo: Local couple Diana and Tony McCollister were briefly featured on A&E’s series Neighbors With Benefits Tony and Diana McCollister have been together for almost 12 years, and have been married for close to five. They have three children and live in a suburban community in […]

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Smoke? Or just hot air?


Regional vapor shops here to stay By Tim Walker Photo: According to the CDC, the number of adults and teenagers who smoke cigarettes is Page steadily decreasing, while e-cigarette use is on the rise Modern-day fad or not, “vaping” is going on everywhere you look these days. In bars and restaurants, at the mall and […]

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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 […]