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Slimy, furry outdoor family fun at Brukner Nature Center By Andy Hertel Photo: Hands-on wildlie encounters are part of Brukner Nature Center’s educational programs Home to multiple annual festivals, a vintage aircraft museum and more than a dozen historical buildings, the greater Troy, Ohio region hosts events for the entire family on a nearly year-round basis. […]

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#YSGram

Yellow Springs, as seen on Instagram By Janell R. Ward Photo: photo: Sandi Sharp Come see Yellow Springs through the eyes of the community. March 20-April 12, the Yellow Springs Arts Council presents #YSgram, featuring photos of the city of Yellow Springs, as seen by Instagram. In 1846, after the Little Miami Railroad was completed, […]

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You’ve come a long way, baby!

Annual Women’s Voices out Loud still a hot ticket By Tammy Newsom Photo: Sage HaleWolf, “grrr” Once upon a time, a few female artists got together in Yellow Springs to lose their inhibitions and “sing it out loud.” Some were afraid to be heard at first, but the event went off like a bell, and […]

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Five kilometers … no joke

Miamisburg’s annual April Fools’ 5K By Tara Pettit Photo: The Miamisburg April Fools’ Day 5K will be held April 1 Riverfront Park It’s no joke Miamisburg is one of the first area cities to kick off the spring running season, and in weather that can be, well, unpredictable. Rain, cold and yes, even snow, have […]

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Essence of time and place

Dual exhibit presents contrasting observations By Susan Byrnes Photo: Nathan Heuer, “Alamo” Bill Franz and Nathan Heuer are highly astute observers of society. Like detectives, they each carefully examine its details in sharp focus, Franz with a camera, and Heuer with a fine point pencil. Both artists masterfully depict moments in time that illuminate an […]

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Reinvention, inspiration & Instagram

Meet the artist: Mary Beth Whitley By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Mary Beth Whitley, “Leaves on Granite,” 2015, digital print “Reinvention” is a concept that fascinates me. Partly because I’m still not sure I am the thing I thought I was going to be when I grew up. Also because I am approaching a certain age […]

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Homegrown harmonies

National Sing-Off Live Tour in Troy By Tara Pettit Photo: Street Corner Symphony will perform at Hobart Arena as part of The Sing-Off Live Tour on March 21 NBC’s hit TV series, The Sing-Off, which showcases several a cappella singing groups competing for the first place prize that includes a Sony Music recording contract, is making its way […]

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Under the spell

Yellow Springs Theater Company stages “Godspell” By Gary Spencer Photo: Director Robert Campbell [standing, forefront] rehearses with Yellow Springs Theater Company Godspell castmembers Faith can be a touchy subject. In the soul-hardened world of the 2000s, trying to connect with a faith or religion may seem like a daunting task. Being bombarded on a daily […]

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The Artsy Adventures of the JafaGirls

Just when you thought you had seen everything By Tor Gregory Simms Photo: Nancy Mellon and Corrine Bayraktaroglu; photo: Scott Kissell If you happen to be in Yellow Springs and you run into the poo fairy, you have officially been introduced to the artsy adventures of the JafaGirls. But Nancy Mellon and Corrine Bayraktaroglu don’t […]

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Freeze frame

Plaza Theatre revival project resurrects the silver screen By Tara Pettit Photo: Plans are underway to restore Miamisburg’s Plaza Theatre by mid-summer When Doug Sorrell first began making plans to restore the old Plaza Theatre that was long ago a part of Miamisburg, he envisioned the theater’s return as the missing link to the city’s […]

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News of the weird: 03/24

By Chuck Shepherd Anatomy Class in Court “This will be upsetting,” cautioned Justice Robert Graesser, addressing jurors in February in […]

Chew on this: 03/24

Cooking techniques and skills for healthier lives By Jayne Powers Nutrition is more than being able to pick out healthful […]

Naturally inclined

Slimy, furry outdoor family fun at Brukner Nature Center By Andy Hertel Photo: Hands-on wildlie encounters are part of Brukner Nature […]

The Docket: 03/24

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Oh, the humanity Officers responded to a call […]

Advice Goddess: 3/24

By Amy Alkon The sociopath of least resistance My girlfriend has been hurt, cheated on and even ripped off in […]

News of the weird: 03/17

By Chuck Shepherd LEAD STORY – Fine points of the law Shooting “upskirt” photos of a 13-year-old girl is not […]