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Tour de Donut pedals through Troy September 16 Donuts on the run; photo: Tour De Donut By Erin Callahan The Tour De Donut is a competition of both physical fitness and hunger. And not just the hunger to win—it takes literal hunger, and a special affinity for glazed or jelly-filled. In this race, participants are […]

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The Bird is the word…

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33rd Annual Trans Am Nationals celebrate the Pontiac Firebird/Trans Am Trans Am on display; photo: Debby Manning By Matt Clevenger What do James Garner, John Wayne, and Burt Reynolds all have in common? At one time or another, they have all shared the silver screen with another great American icon: the Pontiac Firebird/Trans Am. “There were […]

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Dog days

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Wright State writers, cat people give dog new ‘leash’ on life Marco the pit bull kisses Ash McGinley, whom adopted him with Sarah McGinley; photo: Erin Pence By Jim Hannah For cat people, Sarah and Ash McGinley have quite the dog. The Wright State University couple last July adopted Marco, a blind and battered pit […]

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Tiny, not pony tails

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Mini horses compete at Springfield’s Regional Champions Center AMHA’s Eastern Regional Championship Show runs June 30-July 2 in Springfield; photo: Patty Diehl By Erin Callahan When it comes to showing horses, bigger isn’t always better. In fact, there are plenty of opportunities for mini horses to steal the show, and some are bred to perform […]

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‘Running with Pride’

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PFLAG’s annual 5K dashes for scholarship Photo: Runners cross the finish line, thankful to finish the race and raise money for PFLAG’s education programming and scholarships; photos: Chuck Campbell By Tim Smith The annual Dayton Pride Festival has many activities planned this year: a bar crawl, a breakfast, and a parade are just a few […]

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A taste of art

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Wright State’s annual ArtsGala showcases renovated Creative Arts Center By Brennan Burks In my freshman year of college, I lived across the street from the creative arts buildings: recital halls, grand stages, black box theatres, the music library, and the art museum. There hasn’t been another time span in my life when I was so […]

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Dayton’s ‘dangerous dames’

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League of Women Voters honors 3 local media pioneers By Brittany Erwin Photo: Local suffragettes inspired the League of Women Voters to honor Dangerous Dames of Dayton, modern trailblazers In a world where accusations of fake news abound, quality journalism is vital. Yet, the public can be critical of its truth-tellers, particularly if its tellers […]

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Patchwork peace

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Enter Janet Bear McTavish’s Peace Quilt Labyrinth at Middfest International By Lisa Bennett Photo: The entry panel of the Peace Quilt Labyrinth, the product of Janet Bear McTavish and a team of 62 working day and night for 22 months A young soldier, weary from unending brutality on the battlefield, made his way slowly up […]

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Rebels with a cause

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The Mekons’ Jon Langford fights for scholarship at the Antioch School Auction Gala By Amanda Dee Photo: Jon Langford’s ‘Star, Map, Cowboys,’ at Emporium Wines March 4 “Prolific” isn’t always a welcome label, but it befits Wales-born Jon Langford, whose work seems almost omnipresent, ranging from punk music to country, portraits to comic strips, and social […]

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Invasion of the Borobots

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Springboro Robotics Program builds toward the future By Jimaur Calhoun Photo: Harnessers of Darkness discuss modifications to their robot prior to the first round of competition in 2015; photo: Jerry Brewster Let’s face facts, people—technology is a part of our lives and it isn’t going anywhere, whether you feel it helps or hinders humanity. If […]

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Get your jug on

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Local group plans Jug Band and Tambourine Hall of Fame opening By Tim Smith Photo: Local musician Roger Salmon of Zipp evolved from doo-wop to jug and tambourine; photo: JK B via Flickr Creative Commons Dayton has been the home of many firsts, from flight to cash registers. Music has always been an indelible part […]

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Taste of nostalgia

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Miamisburg’s Hamburger Wagon serves up a 103-year-old experience By Brennan Burks Photo: Jack Sperry’s Miamisburg-based Hamburger Wagon travels to Octoberfest and other festivals around Ohio; photos: Gary Hartman With refurbished theatres, new and renewed breweries, and inching closer to riverfronts, the Miami Valley is revitalizing. While these efforts may originate from the need for economic […]

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‘The Winter’s Heart’

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Cityfolk legacy Cathie Ryan celebrates Irish Christmas at Miamisburg’s Plaza Theatre By Tim Smith Photo: Cathie Ryan celebrates Irish tradition with ‘The Winter’s Heart’ Dec. 14 at Miamisburg’s Historic Plaza Theatre Each country has its own unique holiday traditions. In America, we hang stockings by the fireplace. In Great Britain, children of all ages are given […]

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Make sure your Christmas is lit

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Dayton celebrates Christmas with a selection of holiday light shows By Ehron Ostendorf Photo: A look above from underneath the Carillon Tower aglow Carillon Historical Park Nov. 30 – Dec. 30 A Carillon Christmas The Carillon Historical Park is the newest to these events. It was only in 2015 that Carillon lit the tower in honor […]

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The cats meow

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Dayton Fanciers’ 61st cat show in Beavercreek By Erin Callahan Photo: The Russian Blue is one of the breeds competing at the 61st Dayton Cat Fanciers Show Nov. 12 When you think of dogs, how many breeds can you name off the top of your head, or recognize when you see them? Probably at least a […]

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From sisters’ homes to funeral homes

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Schlientz & Moore, Westbrock keep Wayne Avenue alive By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Present Director Mark Westbrock’s great-grandfather Ben (right) helms Westbrock Funeral Home’s fleet of vehicles, circa 1920 Wayne Avenue is always a thrilling drive for me. Whether I’m southbound heading home to Walnut Hills from downtown or driving north with an incredible view of […]

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No Jet Engines Here

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The very first thing is to learn how to pronounce it. No rhyming with the home of Baylor University in […]

Debate 9/11: Let’s Make Tammany Hall Great Again

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Third Parties have long complained that having the two major parties in charge of the election process gives Republicans and […]

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No music and arts festival would truly be complete without… wrestling, right? Well, this year at Ladyfest Dayton, buckle down […]

Lives-in-progress, demo-style

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Right from the start of this Jesse Peretz adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel Juliet, Naked, there’s something warm and unfinished […]

Are ‘Friends” Electric?

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Gary Numan’s Savage return to form at CVG’s Bogart’s Gary Numan with daughter Persia, who sings on the new single […]