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30 feet of Abe

Lincoln’s legacy lives on in Troy By John Hamilton Photo: A monumental “Modern Man” discusses the Gettysburg Address with a 30-foot-tall Abraham Lincoln in Seward Johnson’s sculpture, overlooking downtown Troy On April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln had just begun his second term as President of the United States and was watching a production of the […]

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The (he)Art of the community

Yellow Springs Art Stroll celebrates local artists By Katie Christoff Photo: Yellow Springs Art Stroll, a chance to explore the galleries and meet Yellow Springs artists, begins at 6 p.m. June 19; photo: Karen Wintrow Yellow Springs is a town full of artists, and on June 19, neighbors and visitors will be able to view […]

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The village under the rainbow

Yellow Springs Pride weekend By Katie Fender Photo: This year, the Yellow Springs Pride festivities put a focus on family-oriented activities Everybody, it’s time to celebrate the Yellow Springs Pride Parade. That’s right, everybody. Chasilee Crawford, an event organizer for the pride festivities, says this year, they are making this day a family affair. “This […]

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Can you ketchup?

Rock ‘n’ Green Tomato Festival returns By Katie Fender Photo: Local band The Rejects perform at the annual Miamisburg Rock ‘n’ Green Tomato Festival, taking place this year June 13 Mark the date for the annual Rock ‘n’ Green Tomato Festival, Saturday, June 13 from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sponsored by MidUSA Credit Union, this year […]

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Out and in focus

Catherine Opie at Wexner Center By Susan Byrnes Photo: Catherine Opie, Mary, 2012 Photographer Catherine Opie was born in Sandusky, Ohio in 1961. She gained national recognition for her studio portraits of gay, lesbian and transgender men and women, often part of the sadomasochistic leather subculture in San Francisco and Los Angeles, that were featured […]

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An exploration of WTF

Meet the Artist: Ben Riddlebarger by Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Ben Riddlebarger, Milkicorn, Queen of the Unicorn People, pen and ink My characters are mostly very comfortable in their skins. I like to play with abstract ideas of what proper clothing is for men and women and mix them with historical imagery and stuff. I of […]

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A berry good time

Annual Strawberry Festival returns By Tara Pettit Photo: The Troy Strawberry Festival [June6-7] offers strawberry-themed vendors, activities and live entertainment; photo: Corie Schweser One of Miami Valley’s largest and most beloved festivals, the Troy Strawberry Festival, is here again for its 39th year to celebrate the community’s relationship to, well, the strawberry. But, let’s face it. […]

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Tails, tributes and tattoos

Gailz Tattooz makes your pet last forever By Katie Fender Photo: Gail Carter of Gailz Tattooz says the average pet tattoo takes 1-3 hours; photo: Gail Carter Everyone has heard the saying “dog is a man’s best friend.” That saying is most likely heard so often because it is so relatable. It is not unusual […]

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They work hard for the kibble

The working pets of Yellow Springs By katie christoff 1. Thelonious – Black Pug Bike Repair Named after jazz legend Thelonious Monk, Thelonious of Black Pug Bike Repair serves as the logo for Chris Worrell’s business, run out of his garage in Yellow Springs. 2. George, Sylvester, Sylvey – Bonadies Glass Studio George (top), Sylvester […]

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Fling into Spring

Miamisburg’s annual Spring Fling returns By John Hamilton Photo: The annual Miamisburg Spring Fling festival takes place May 16-17 in Miamisburg; photo: Lois Dempsey Miamisburg is setting up its tents and lighting up the lights to get things ready for the 35th Annual Spring Fling festival on May 16 and 17. The community carnival promises […]

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News of the weird: 06/30

By Chuck Shepherd   What Cannibals Can Teach Us Researchers studying the human-brain-eating Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea reported […]

Advice Goddess: 6/30

By Amy Alkon   Owe, Baby, Baby My girlfriend always cries that she’s “broke.” I just ended up buying her […]

The Docket: 06/30

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Amanda Dee   Man sorry for accidentally lurking nude At 6:30 […]

Chew on this: 06/30

Back-of-the-envelope nutrition By Jayne Powers   From picking quality carbohydrates to protein powders and dietary supplements, there are scores of […]

Advice Goddess: 6/23

By Amy Alkon Rise And Spine My fiancé is good friends with his ex-girlfriend from college. (We’re all in our […]

30 feet of Abe

Lincoln’s legacy lives on in Troy By John Hamilton Photo: A monumental “Modern Man” discusses the Gettysburg Address with a […]