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Fashion show fundraiser at Hospice of Dayton By Sarah Sidlow Photo: Designer Erika Berthy’s piece Transient Layers will be auctioned at the Hospice of Dayton Style Show on Sept. 20; Photo: Neysa Ruhl Where can you see laser lights and live peacocks while Dayton police pour you a glass of bubbly? Only at the 2013 Hospice […]

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Stay Hydrated. Keep Cool. Have Fun! By Maha Kashani Photo: Starting line at the Subway Dragons 5K Now that summer is in full swing, no one can blame you for wanting to spend your free time working on that tan. I, for one, welcome any opportunity to soak up the sun at the pool. That being […]

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Gearing up for summer By Maha Kashani Photo: Enjoy live entertainment at the Jewish Cultural Festival After several months of patiently waiting, I am pleased to officially announce that summer is finally here! In case you haven’t heard, summertime in Dayton is quite the treat. June is no exception. In addition to the legendary Dayton Air […]

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Stop and smell the flowers, but don’t let them distract you By Maha Kashani Photo: Having Fun with Recycling at Green Fest in 2012 Is it summer yet? What ever happened to actually having four seasons? I miss those days. Now it seems as though fall and spring just mesh into winter. But, why am I […]

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Maha’s milestone and more in April By Maha Kashani Photos: [l to r] catch “Mary Poppins” at the Schuster Center April 16-21  March is almost over and the big milestone of turning 3-0 comes this Sunday. Sigh. It will be hard letting my carefree 20s go … and accepting that “turning 30” means I have to […]

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March 2013 – The Best Month Ever By Maha Kashani Photo: Dayton’s ENCORE young professionals group hosts a special outing to the Philharmonic’s Russian Masters concert on March 15; photo credit: Mikee Huber Another month bites the dust, and we are moving right along with our year of appreciating all things Dayton! February played host to […]

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Stay warm and keep cool  By Maha Kashani Photo: The Dayton Arab American Forum serves up a traditional Middle Eastern brunch at the Day of Caring How is everyone doing with their “Dayton Resolution”? One month down, 11 to go. Don’t lose any momentum yet! February is full of great options to keep you charged up and […]

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Kick off 2013 by getting out around Dayton  By Maha Kashani HAPPY NEW YEAR! The holidays are officially over and as you are reading, I am en route to Dayton from a two-week voyage to visit my family in Iran and after 14 days in the motherland, I can promise you that I am excited […]

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Great ways to enjoy Dayton in December By Maha Kashani With the holidays upon us and everyone being pulled in every which direction, I’ve decided to put a new spin on the year-end edition of my column. Welcome to the inaugural “list” edition of Miss Maha and the City. 2013 is almost here! Before that […]

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Lots to do in Dayton in November By Maha Kashani Can you believe the holidays are upon us? 2012 has delivered some fantastic memories of the last year of my 20s, and favorite new hashtag to commemorate the official countdown to turning 30 (Approximately 151 more days … but, who’s counting?) is #YOLO – You […]

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Scene75, Downtown Dayton Revival and more By Maha Kashani Wait, summer is almost over… already? I can’t believe how quick that went by!  Even though we were lucky enough to skip spring and jump right into 80-degree weather starting in March this year, I can still never get enough summertime… Some say Labor Day is […]

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GermanFest Picnic, FilmDayton Festival and more August events By Maha Kashani Summer is in full swing and, personally, I’m having the time of my life! July was full of amazing food, fun and adventure with the chance to hang loose during Call of the Tropics, to try Ride the River kayak rentals, to be electrified […]

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Come-back Style

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Appreciating Iconic Shopping in Dayton History By Brian P. Sharp To answer that…we must first know if there ever was?   When I was a child, shopping meant going downtown.  I remember fondly getting on the bus with my Grandmother and heading downtown.  I learned the fine art of shopping from my Grandma Betty and Aunt […]

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Fashion week, Ride the  RIver, and more summer events By Maha Kashani As we move into the second half of 2012, I am reminded once again that the older I get, the faster time flies! The first half of the year was great, especially with 80 degree weather in March, but I have a sneaking […]

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Miss Maha’s June

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Welcome to Maha’s Third Year with the DCP! By Maha Kashani My dearest readers, let me start by saying a BIG thank you. This June marks the two-year anniversary of MMATC. Wow, I honestly can’t believe I am writing the 25th edition of my column.  I’ve thoroughly appreciated the unique opportunity to share my passion […]

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Fun Things To Do Around Dayton This Month By Maha Kashani Well, it finally happened. I turned 29, which means I am now less than 1 year away from being 30, which means … Um … what does that mean? I guess I’m not sure, but what I can say is that I’ve had a […]

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Did you know that the Humane Society of Greater Dayton (HSGD) has been “Finding Great Homes For Great Pets” since […]

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Last spring I wrote a piece introducing readers to a Dayton first: The Gem City Catfé, which officially opened its […]

The new Splash Moraine?

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What happens when you have dogs leaping through the air, splashing into a pool and swimming frantically after a toy? […]