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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Afterglo

Take it easy, pal  By Caroline Shannon-Karasik After months of indoor activities that range from ice cream binges on the couch to logging miles on the gym treadmill, it’s no wonder we’re all a bunch of nut jobs ready to hit the pavement the moment that first spring flower blooms. But it’s also that eager […]

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Caroline Shannon-Karasik’s Afterglo

Double the indulgence, double the heart attack By Caroline Shannon-Karasik I’ve said it before and I will say it again: A healthy life is all about balance. In my world, that means you can have your green smoothie, steamed kale, baked sweet potatoes and extra fudge brownie, too. But the truth is, the average American […]

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Miss Maha and the City

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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Miss Maha and the City

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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Miss Maha and the City

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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Miss Maha and the City

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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Miss Maha and the City

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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Health, Wellness and Fitness

Know why beans just got even better?  By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. As if there weren’t already loads to love about beans, these tasty and oh-so-satisfying legumes are looking even more appealing thanks to a headline-grabbing new report. Eating beans regularly knocks down high blood sugar, lowers blood pressure and cuts the […]

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Miss Maha and the City

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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Miss Maha and the City

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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Home. Grown. History.

Troy celebrates 200 years by Janell Ward Photo: A group of friends spends time in Troy in 1888; photo: Troy […]

Biplanes and barnstormers

WACO Museum Fly-In lands in Troy by Andy Hertel Photo: A row of vintage biplanes on display in Troy; photo: […]

One good eye

Cyclops Festival returns for fourth DIY year By Tim Anderl Photo: Cyclops Festival, the handmade art and apparel event, will take […]

Causing an uproar

Godsmack shreds across the country By Alan Sculley Photo: Godsmack will perform on Aug. 17 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati […]

Yellow Springs Theater Company

New company of professionals pushes theatrical boundaries By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Yellow Springs Theater Company rehearses D’Arc Comedy by wanda […]

Give it a spin

Whirled Festival of Tops By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. in the area north of the […]