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A taste of something local

Taste of Troy spotlights local eateries By Katie Christoff Photo: Taste of Troy takes place Sept. 19 in Downtown Troy; photo: Tall James Photography Lately, the words “tasty” and “trendy” are one in the same—gourmet food festivals are popping up all over the country boasting the latest (and most exclusive) treats. The nearby city of […]

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25 years, 25,000 acres

Tecumseh Land Trust, local artists partner in natural landscapes exhibition By Tara Pettit Photo: Steven Walker, The Other Side of the Creek, on view as part of the 25/25 landscape art show at Winds Cafe in Yellow Springs An unexplainable, intrinsic connection exists between art and nature. The powerful connection is a reminder of how […]

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Let’s go to the hop

Doors open for annual Art House-Hop By Gary Spencer Photo: Sivilla-Saez, Notre Dame, Paris – just one of the many pieces of art including paintings sculpture and furniture on view during the Yellow Springs Art House-Hop Most of us have been to at least one art exhibition at some point in our lives. And even […]

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Keep your top on

Miamisburg Whirled Tops Competition returns By Katie Christoff Photo: The Miamisburg Whirled Tops Competition brings top competitors of all ages to Miamisburg to test their mettle; photo: Jay Robinson Spinning tops may be considered a lost art. The days when children would battle it out over spinning their toy top the longest have been replaced […]

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Art, it’s ALIVE!

A studio visit with Megan Smallwood By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Megan Smallwood, Griffin   My first and only physical encounter with one of Louise Bourgeois’s gargantuan, dare-to-walk-underneath-her “mama-spiders” (Maman, 1997), made me consider just how some artists can defy logic and the rules of nature and transform our daydreams and nightmares right there into our daily […]

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Sparks fly

Snapshot of community illuminated at DVAC open members’ show By Susan Byrnes Photo:Zach Steele, Wympee; photo: Patrick Mauk Everyone is a member of something, whether it’s a family, a club, Facebook, the Dayton community or society in general. Something that develops our relationships with others in our group, and enhances our sense of belonging, is […]

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Hobart Urban Nature Preserve

A piece of Heaven in the middle of the city By Tor Simms Photo: The Hobart Urban Nature Preserve has its own ecosystem that supports a 3-acre wildlife pond; photo: Miami County Park District If someone were to ask you what are some of the Miami County’s best kept secrets, one of your replies should […]

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This ain’t Orwell

Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse down on ‘The Farm’ By CC Hutten Photo: Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse will present “The Farm” July 16-26 at the Antioch Area Ampitheater; photo: Tod Tyslan The Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse, founded in 1995, is a summer theater experience for young people, under the mission to cultivate youth development in the […]

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What do you see?

Monday Morning Artists ‘reflect’ on inspiration By John Hamilton Photo: Yuki Hall, Grinnell Mill In the small village of Yellow Springs, Ohio, there is a library. As you go through the main entrance, you’ll notice a display case full of miscellaneous little pieces of arts and crafts, each created by someone in Yellow Springs, a […]

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Food for the soul

Miamisburg Helping Hands Food Pantry marks 50 years of service By Jim Hannah Photo: The Miamisburg Helping Hands Food Pantry was awarded the first ever area Hunger Heroes award; photo: Ken Standifer The year was 1968. Joyce Dauby, a volunteer with the Miamisburg Helping Hands Food Pantry, found himself in a gritty section of the […]

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The Docket: 09/01

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee  Frenemies A man hailed a police cruiser and said he had just […]

Advice Goddess: 8/25

By Amy Alkon   A Force To Be Reckoned Whiff  My new boyfriend travels a lot for work. Before he […]

Worth your salt

What the F&%$ do you know about salt? By Paula Johnson Photo: A wide variety of finishing salts, which add […]

Chew On This: 08/25

More than a study’s findings about soda By Jayne Powers Food pairings have earned their reputations: bread and butter, wine […]

News of the weird: 08/25

By Chuck Shepherd Pets of the 1 Percent “The worshipful treatment of pets may be the thing that unites all […]

A taste of something local

Taste of Troy spotlights local eateries By Katie Christoff Photo: Taste of Troy takes place Sept. 19 in Downtown Troy; […]