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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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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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The Docket: 08/04

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Amanda Dee I said, ‘excuse me’ A man called in on […]

Art, it’s ALIVE!

A studio visit with Megan Smallwood By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Megan Smallwood, Griffin   My first and only physical encounter with […]

Sparks fly

Snapshot of community illuminated at DVAC open members’ show By Susan Byrnes Photo:Zach Steele, Wympee; photo: Patrick Mauk Everyone is […]

Chew on this: 08/04

Condiment conundrum By Jayne Powers   When buying food, we should focus on picking nutrient-rich foods that are low in […]

Advice Goddess: 08/04

By Amy Alkon   Requiem For A Scream I’m a 28-year-old woman in a relationship with a really great guy. […]

Advice Goddess: 7/28

By Amy Alkon   Emotion Sickness Last week, my girlfriend was all annoyed about something (something relatively unimportant). I’m normally […]