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Mambo Americano


The Mosaic Institute of Greater Dayton’s Americana Show By Brennan Burks Photo: (l-r) Honey & Houston’s Lauren Houston, Heather Turner, and Mark Cretcher photo: Scott Preston American identity, in one way or another, is probably on everyone’s mind today. But who we are—our histories, our dreams, our beliefs, and our differences—is more than what we […]

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The past repeats


Old Time Craft Day at Miamisburg Heritage Village By Terri Gordon Photo: Karen Izor woodworks at Old Time Craft Day; photo: Diane Warrick In the late 1700s and early 1800s, Miamisburg was smack dab in the middle of the western frontier. Most indigenous peoples had been removed—though Miami tribes used some of the territory—and Euro-American […]

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Who let the dogs out?


Miamisburg’s Canine Carnival goes off the chain By Matt Clevenger Photo: Tony Hoard of the K-9 Crew and Trick Dog Show at Canine Carnival; photo: Anna Hayslett Miamisburg’s Riverfront Park is going to the dogs as the 11th-annual Canine Carnival offers dog owners and their furry friends a chance to cut loose and get off the […]

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Fly like the Wright brothers

WBF pilots Rich Stepler and Don Stroud tested Wright "B" Flyer No. 001 and made a photo flight at Stinson Airport in San Antonio, TX in preparation for tomorrow's Military Flight Centennial.

Experience aviation history at Wright B Flyer Museum By Mark Luedtke Six years after inventing powered flight in 1903, the Wright brothers established the Wright Company in Dayton, then produced the first practical airplane in 1910: the Wright B Flyer. That airplane might have been relegated to dusty books, if not for the efforts of […]

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Kiss and tell


Jessica Lemmon writes empathy in erotica By Tim Smith Photo: Jessica Lemmon aims to write ‘characters that stick with you’; photo courtesy of the author Whoever utters the words “I’d like to write a book someday” should probably think really hard before diving off that cliff. It’s tough work, often with little reward. You worry […]

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Planet ‘Burg


The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure lands in Miamisburg By Matt Clevenger It’s a reunion more than 20 years in the making, as the city of Miamisburg prepares to welcome an estimated 2,000 riders from the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) Thursday, June 23 and Friday, June 24. “There will be over 2,000 people,” Downtown Development […]

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Ogre the rainbow


Shrek the Musical brings energy, talent and color to Miamisburg By Jacqui Theobald What makes a theatre lover? Exposure. It’s fun to see a good show and even more to be involved in being on stage or working backstage in a show that has quality music and a whimsical plot. Fifty-four kids ranging from fourth-grade […]

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On the trail


Learning to backpack at Great Miami Outfitters By Lisa Bennett Ah, those first blissful days of spring, where gentle kisses of warm sun are tantalizing promises of carefree days ahead. What outdoor enthusiast can resist the awe-inspiring seductive power of a greening earth and a warm sunny day? There is one type of outdoors person […]

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If it keeps on rainin’ …


Daniel Gebhart Tavern Museum tells the story of the Great Dayton Flood by Josher Lumpkin The Miami Valley is full of little corners of history. Miamisburg is no exception. This quaint riverside town may look like a bustling suburb now, but two hundred years ago, it was a frontier town. It was a place men […]

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Let’s go to the movies


Miamisburg Plaza Theatre now showing! By Gary Spencer From time to time, something old and long forgotten is revisited and cherished—think record collections or vintage finds at antique stores. This also seems to be the case for a historic movie theatre in downtown Miamisburg that, thanks to generous support from the public, has a new […]

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Worth the trek


Miamisburg Mound is a local landmark By John Hamilton Photo: The Miamisburg Mound is located at 900 Mound Ave. in Miamisburg If you take a drive down into little Miamisburg, Ohio, you’ll come across Mound Road. As you drive up the concrete slope, you’ll notice a few places with “mound” in their title, and I’m […]

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No matter the reason


Celebrate the season at Miamisburg’s small-town holiday festival By Emma Jarman Photo: The Miamisburg Holiday Event takes place Saturday, Dec. 12 in downtown Miamisburg; photo: Rob Leifheit Whether you’re Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or whatever you please, the crisp, cold weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years are typically a time to celebrate family, togetherness, […]

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March of the Turkeys


The Turkey Trot tradition treks on By Don Hurst Photo: The Ohio River Road Runners Club 37th Annual Turkey Trot takes place on Nov. 26 in Miamisburg; photo: Tracy Collier Every Thanksgiving morning, thousands of people fill the streets of downtown Miamisburg. Bleary-eyed runners shiver in spandex running pants. Bundled up babies nap in strollers […]

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Fall for all


The ’Burg is back with Fall Fest 2015 By Zach Rogers Photo: The Miamisburg Fall Festival takes place Oct. 10 in downtown Miamisburg Fall is in the air, and it’s time once again for long sleeves, football, Halloween and pumpkins—in your food, in your drinks, everywhere. In Miamisburg, the city is once again ready for […]

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The lady and the queen:


The women behind the Miamisburg Artisan Festival By Amanda Dee Photo: The Miamisburg Artisan Festival takes place Sept. 12 at Riverfront Park in Miamisburg; photo: Pegge Hein Bellamy The queen’s relationship with the lady began when she needed to retouch one of her slates. Pegge Hein Bellamy, also known as The Salsa Queen, has been […]

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Keep your top on


Miamisburg Whirled Tops Competition returns By Katie Christoff Photo: The Miamisburg Whirled Tops Competition brings top competitors of all ages to Miamisburg to test their mettle; photo: Jay Robinson Spinning tops may be considered a lost art. The days when children would battle it out over spinning their toy top the longest have been replaced […]

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The St. Vincent de Paul relief mission continues


  Gateway Shelter for Women and Families on W. Apple St is ready to help 24-hours a day.  By Tim […]

Mulling the merits of Merit Grill


Wide variety compromised by some puzzling choices The Merit Grill’s Carne Asada substituted sirloin for skirt steak, but the salsa, […]

Bread Baking Demystified

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The secrets to a delicious loaf of bread are in the details The process of properly kneading bread dough includes […]

It’s happening in Troy


Jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin Music at The Troy-Hayner Center The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is welcoming the arrival of spring with […]

A tradition of storytelling

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Shannon McNally at Newport’s Southgate House Revival Singer-songwriter Shannon McNally By Dave Gil de Rubio Songwriting has always had a […]