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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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Seed you there!

40 years of Troy’s Strawberry Festival (a berry good year!) By Emma Jarman Forty years ago, a small group of […]

On Your Marc: 5/24/16

A passing brush with No. 1 Bush By Marc Katz There’s a fascination with being No. 1, and since I’m […]

Vitality Check: 5/24/16

WTF: Genetically modified mosquitoes By Rocco Castellano This week’s column is going to sound like it’s coming right out of […]

On Your Marc: 5/17/16

Some moments at Hara By Marc Katz I can spin a funny story about this now. but in 1996 it […]

Sew what?

I Make Things Because I Must explores the value of homemade at YSAC By Jimaur Calhoun Sometimes in art, a […]

Vitality Check: 5/17/16

Estrogen: the enemy among us By Rocco Castellano About a year ago, I wrote a column called “Soy Meets World” […]