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Ask Rocco: 11/24/15

Happy anniversary to me… By Rocco Castellano I begged and pleaded for the publisher of Dayton City Paper to put me on the cover for my one-year anniversary but I guess I’m just not good-looking enough … damn that David Beckham. So … it’s been a year this week that I’ve had the pleasure and […]

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Be well, Marsha: 11/24/15

Of epidemic proportions By Marsha Bonhart  For the life of me, I don’t know how the month got this far and I didn’t address it. Especially since it is so personal in so many ways. November is American Diabetes Month. This is when even more attention is drawn to a disease that in this country […]

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Be Well, Marsha 11/17/15

The slower seasons By Marsha Bonhart I have a friend whom I adore. I don’t always understand her, but she’s my friend, regardless. Isn’t that how real friendship works? I accept her quirks with a shoulder shrug, but there is one subject upon which I draw the line and which I just cannot discuss with […]

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Ask Rocco 11/17/15

Who the hell is Tony Zale anyway? By Rocco Castellano Photo: Boxer Tony Zale knocks Rocky Graziano to the ground Normally I discuss the idiocy of our society’s ignorance of dieting and fitness related matters. Today I’m venturing off into slightly uncharted territory. Well, not really, but it seemed like a good lead in. I’m […]

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Ask Rocco 11/10/15

If we really got back to nature By Rocco Castellano One of my favorite things to do is “blow” shit up. I don’t mean throw a grenade under a car, put an M-80 in a trash can “blow shit up.” I mean blow up lies, urban legends or misconceptions that have plagued us for years. […]

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Be Well, Marsha 11/10/15

Are we ‘meating’ cancer? By Marsha Bonhart It arrives through my front door mail slot faithfully each week. Like an obedient pet, I often take it for granted, not paying it much attention at first because its delivery is so loyal. Usually, I only glance and get back to it in a day or so. […]

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In a state of experimentation

Studio visit with michael casselli by Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Kurt Miyazaki and Michael Casselli, Appetite: An American Pastime I first met Yellow Springs artist Michael Casselli as a resident artist as part of 2009’s Blue Sky Project. He had relocated to Yellow Springs from New York in 2008 to fight the closure of his alma […]

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Be Well, Marsha: 11/03/15

A tough cell By Marsha Bonhart “You have lung cancer.” It’s one of the most dreaded phrases in a diagnosis. Five years ago, Kathleen Fennig of Beavercreek got that message. “A non-smoking relative was diagnosed with lung cancer and because I had been a smoker, I wanted to be screened,” she said. That was one […]

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Ask Rocco 11/03/15

The truth about your ‘natural’ diet By Rocco Castellano When people hear the term GMO I’m not sure they understand what an actual GMO is. For years, a certain segment of the population has been on a terror streak to stop what they call “Frankenfood.” For the most part, I’m with them when it comes […]

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Ask Rocco 10/27/15

Holy CrossFit, Batman By Rocco Castellano This is the first time I am coming out against CrossFit. Many of the business clients I coach are CrossFit studio owners and many fans of mine are CrossFit participants. Normally, I believe that any kind of movement is good for you, but, recently, I have seen too much […]

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Let’s go to the movies

Miamisburg Plaza Theatre now showing! By Gary Spencer From time to time, something old and long forgotten is revisited and […]

Be Well, Marsha 2/9/16

Another one bites By Marsha Bonhart Okay everybody, there’s a new bug in town and the World Health Organization (WHO) […]

Gettin’ funky with it

Amy Kollar Anderson makes vivid art full-time By Bill Franz Exactly a year after she left her job as gallery […]

Climate UPHEAVAL

ArtStreet introduces next installation in IAN series By Joyell Nevins Art is not just meant to be looked at; it’s […]

Be Well, Marsha 2/2/16

Forget me not by Marsha Bonhart In my much younger, other life, I was a model. I never graced the […]

Flying high on the ground

Troy’s WACO Museum offers classes, camps, robotics and more By Tim Walker WACO—pronounced like “taco”—was the name of the WACO […]