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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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Law & Disorder: 4/25

Broken brandy bottle A family left for church in the morning. When they returned, they noticed their motion-sensor alarm system […]