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Annual Hometown Celebration lights up Troy Photo: Troy’s 32 foot tall tree will illuminate the city starting on November 24 By Tim Smith If the days are getting shorter and the temperature is dropping, it must be time for holiday festivals. The city of Troy will be holding their own version when they host their […]

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Island in the sun

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Discover Troy’s Treasure Island Park Photo: The Troy Treasure Island Boathouse, built by E.A. Hobart in 1949 By Lisa Bennett What do the Rocky, Assereniet, and La Rushes Rivers all have in common? They are all the same river, also known as the Great Miami River. At 160 miles long, the Great Miami is an […]

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From Bach to rock

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Troy-Hayner’s summer series turn up classics, new hits Photo: Honey Blue perform at Troy-Hayner July 18 By Matt Clevenger From ’80s metal to classic country and blues, the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center’s summer music schedule offers a little something for everyone. The popular Fridays on Prouty concert series will return this year, featuring free shows at […]

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Balancing art

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Bike-themed art exhibit rides into Mayflower Arts Center By Brennan Burks Photo: Marcelina Gonzales’ ‘Summers on Camino Verde,’ on diplay at the Mayflower May 1-June 24 When you think of Troy in the summer, there’s more than a slim chance that strawberries come to mind. Strawberry pie, strawberry cannoli, chocolate strawberries, a fountain shooting strawberry-red […]

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Carving tradition

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Brukner Woodcarving and Art Show celebrates 42 years By Katie Fender Photo: Carver Charlie Cooke’s ‘Barflies’     For Richard Richmond, it started as Christmas gifts. “I started carving because I wanted to carve my wife a Santa,” he recalls. “She collects Santa Claus figures.” That Christmas, Richmond carved a Santa Claus for his wife […]

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Young Masters at the mansion

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400 youth artworks come of age at Troy-Hayner Cultural Center By Karen Ander Francis Photo: ‘Donuts’ by Concord Elementary 2nd graders at Troy-Hayner photo: Justine Bledsoe No, they’re not junior golfers. These “young masters,” artists from Troy area schools, have been selected to showcase their creativity to a community long recognized for supporting the arts. […]

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The mystery of Christmas Legends

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Trees and trufflers at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center By Lisa Bennett Photo: Holiday décor on display at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center for Christmas Legends Holiday traditions remind us to slow down and reconnect with each other.  For Christians, some traditions are fairly familiar, such as putting up a Christmas tree or hanging stockings. In the […]

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More than a building

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Troy walking history tours offer a deeper look By Don Hurst On Friday April 29, Downtown Troy’s past will come alive when Troy Main Street and the Troy Local History Library partner to present the Troy Streets Alive Walking History Tour. The guided exploration visits local businesses that occupy buildings almost 200 years old. Historians […]

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Reading, writing and ’rithmetics

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Troy Hayner exhibition commemorates historical city schools By Katie Fender Historically Speaking: Troy City Schools displays artifacts and memorabilia dating back to the start of the school district in the 1800s. Curators Judy Deeter, Jill Hartman, Julie McMiller and Meredith Parris all have a passion for and a background in the history and the education […]

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The tavern life

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History survives at Troy’s Overfield Tavern Museum By Tim Smith There are many places to experience the history of the Miami Valley, but for one of the more unique examples, travel a few miles north to Troy. The Overfield Tavern Museum is an overlooked gem. Built in 1808, it was once the center of activity […]

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A taste of something local

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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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Hobart Urban Nature Preserve

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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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30 feet of Abe

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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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A berry good time

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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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The man in the tall black hat

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Troy-Hayner remembers Lincoln this month By Tim Walker Photo: Seward Johnson’s “Return Visit” sculpture will be unveiled on May 3; photo: R. Glubischer In May, the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will feature a unique and fascinating exhibit entitled Remembering Lincoln. Filled with local connections, artwork and memorabilia, the exhibit is scheduled to coincide with the anniversary […]

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Naturally inclined

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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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The next sound you hear will be…well, I don’t know what it will be but I know what it won’t […]

Debate 6/12: A tweet too far

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Was anyone really surprised? Roseanne Barr has stepped in it again. Always a loose cannon, she managed to offend just […]

If you’ve seen one ‘Ocean’, you’ve seen ‘Ocean’s 8’

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Near the start of “Ocean’s 8,” we’re led to believe that Danny Ocean (George Clooney) is dead and his sister […]

Gin and Tonic on the Horizon

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On June 13, The Rose Music Center is the place to be to get your 90s nostalgia fix as Gin […]

Goodnight Goodnight’s new morning

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“We’ve known Larry for years,” says Gary Thornton of Goodnight Goodnight. He’s talking about the newest addition to their lineup, […]