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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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Bluegrass at the Mayflower

Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers at Mayflower Arts Center By Rick Eichhorn Photo: [l - r] Vickie Abbott, Ma Crow, Trina Emig and Margie Drees of Ma Cros and the Lady Slippers Bluegrass music has a rich history in the Miami Valley. Take the Corndrinkers, for example. Based in the Miami Valley, they’ve been […]

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HO, HO, HOmetown holiday celebration

Santa Claus is coming to Troy By Janell R. Ward Photo: Don’t miss the finale of the Troy Hometown Holiday parade, which will feature Santa on a fire truck Get ready to hear sleigh bells and kick off your holiday shopping at this year’s annual Hometown Holiday Celebration event in Troy from 4-8:30 p.m. on Friday, […]

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The hands-on headless horseman

Zoot Reboots for “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” By Jacqui Theobald Photo: C.J. Suchyta and Natalie Houliston display Ichabod at a Zoot Theatre kick-off party held at the Dayton Visual Arts Center Where do you look when you have large puppets brought to life by energetic puppeteers working on a table top in front of a screen […]

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Putting the ‘boo’ in book

Inside Troy’s haunted bookstore By Matt Bayman Photo: Around About Books is located at 8 W. Main St. in Troy I had just finished an interview with Around About Books owner Sue Cantrell regarding her store being haunted when I asked if I could take a look around myself and maybe take a few pictures, […]

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High expectations

Harvest Moon and Balloon Fest returns to Troy By Melissa Markham Photo: The Miami County Harvest Moon and Balloon Festival takes place Friday-Sunday, Oct. 3-5; photo: Heather Taylor As fall’s chill brings our season of fairs and festivals to a gentle close, the city of Troy prepares to host one of the largest, most extravagant […]

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Troy, unplugged

Fall Farm Festival at Lost Creek Reserve By Tammy Newsom Photo: Visitors take a wagon ride down Scarecrow Lane at Lost Creek Reserve; photo: Amanda Smith Have you ever dived into a vat of corn? Or fallen into a load of hay, just for fun? Maybe not, but chances are your grandparents did. For those […]

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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 Historical Society   On Feb. 7, 1814, the State of Ohio officially made Troy a town. For the past eight months, Troy has been celebrating its 200-year anniversary through concerts and historical tours. On Sept. […]

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International flavor, Midwest vibe

Annual Festival of Nations returns By Andy Hertel Photo: The Brazil delegation proudly represents its country at the 2012 Festival of Nations; photo: Hannah Funderburg With World Cup fever bringing an international flair to summer festivities for many area residents, there is no better way to keep that theme going than by attending this year’s edition […]

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It’s my party

Troy Hayner Cultural Center rings in 100 years By Alyssa Reck Photo: Hayner Days will begin at 11 a.m. on Aug. 9; photo courtesy of the Troy Hayner Cultural Center In the heart of Troy, there is a piece of history many walk or drive past every day. For a century, it’s been in a figure […]

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News of the weird: 03/03

By Chuck Shepherd The Unhoneymoon A Saratoga Springs, New York, resort has begun accepting totally defeated husbands and wives for […]

The Docket: 03/03

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Plausible deniability Officers responded to a nuisance call. […]

Advice Goddess: 3/3

By Amy Alkon The Wicked Witch of the Westin There’s a girl who works at the hotel where my co-workers […]

Chew on this: 03/03

Eating has a mind of its own By Jayne Powers How food and eating manifest themselves in our lives and […]

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 […]

Chew on this: 2/24

Be your own nutrition sleuth By Jayne Powers Photo: Composer Jake Heggie; photo: Art Clarity You may have read the […]