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Memories and meatballs

Historic Baum Opera House lives on By Joyell Nevins A gym, a dance hall, a night club, a dinner theatre, a bowling alley and entertainment venue – the Baum Opera House has been all of that and more in its history as the feather in the Star City’s cap. In fact, when it was built […]

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Five kilometers … no joke

Miamisburg’s annual April Fools’ 5K By Tara Pettit Photo: The Miamisburg April Fools’ Day 5K will be held April 1 Riverfront Park It’s no joke Miamisburg is one of the first area cities to kick off the spring running season, and in weather that can be, well, unpredictable. Rain, cold and yes, even snow, have […]

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Freeze frame

Plaza Theatre revival project resurrects the silver screen By Tara Pettit Photo: Plans are underway to restore Miamisburg’s Plaza Theatre by mid-summer When Doug Sorrell first began making plans to restore the old Plaza Theatre that was long ago a part of Miamisburg, he envisioned the theater’s return as the missing link to the city’s […]

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Hangin’ around

Miamisburg’s annual Frozen Butt Hang By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Frozen Butt Hang participants set up hammocks and tents above the forest floor I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word “hammock,” the image that is immediately invoked into my mind’s eye is one of peaceful relaxation. I can practically hear the birds chirping, […]

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Jingle ’Burg

Miamisburg Holiday Parade returns By CC Hutten Photo: The Miamisburg Community Holiday Event and Parade begins at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 13; photo: Miamisburg Parks and Recreation For two and a half hours on Saturday, Dec. 13 downtown Miamisburg will transform into a winter wonderland. The treasured 13th annual Miamisburg Community Holiday Event and Parade […]

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Legs and thighs hit the road, again

Miamisburg’s Turkey Trot tradition lives on By Katie Fender Photo: The Miamisburg Turkey Trot begins at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 27 in downtown Miamisburg; photo: Tim McDaniel Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means it’s officially the start of the holiday season. Friends and family are coming home to celebrate, with turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin […]

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You know it’s fall in Miamisburg when …

Fall Fest and Boo in the Burg return By Katie Fender Photo: Fall Fest begins at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 at Riverfront Park; photo: Mark Hesse Summer has flown by, as it always does, marking the end of days at the pool and late sunsets. But just because summer has come to a close doesn’t […]

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Miamisburg goes to the dogs

Canine Carnival returns By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Canine Carnival takes place Sept. 21 at Riverfront park; photo: Casey Harshman The city of Miamisburg is going to the dogs – and they love it. Miamisburg hosts its ninth annual Canine Carnival Sunday, Sept. 21, at Riverfront Park for “dogs and the people they own.” Big, small, […]

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Give it a spin

Whirled Festival of Tops By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. in the area north of the Baum Opera House; photo: Jay Robinson For such a seemingly simplistic device, the top has a vast history and teeters on the edge of mechanical impossibility at every turn. A physicist might evoke Euler’s equations […]

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No rotten tomatoes here!

Rock ‘n’ Green Tomato Festival returns By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Blair Carman and the Belleville Boys perform at the 2013 Rock ‘n’ Green Tomato Festival; photo: Gary Hartman. This weekend in Miamisburg, you can experience all the fun of a good ol’ fashioned small town jubilee. The Rock ‘n’ Green Tomato Festival, sponsored by MidUSA Credit […]

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Chew on this: 04/14

Banishing the blues with blueberries By Jayne Powers A change of seasons often signals a change in what we eat. Springtime […]

The Docket: 04/14

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim A mirror misunderstanding Officers responded to a theft report in a grocery store parking lot. […]

Liberation literature

Yellow Springs author Virginia Hamilton leaves lasting impact By Erin Callahan Photo: Author Virginia Hamilton and her husband, poet Arnold […]

Advice Goddess: 4/14

By Amy Alkon Flee circus My mom left when I was young, and my former husband left me, too. Maybe […]

News of the weird: 04/14

By Chuck Shepherd Wait, what? An unarmed man, suspected of no crime, who three years ago was shot 16 times […]

Art meets Ag at Antioch College

AgriCULTURE exhibit at Herndon Gallery By Lisa Bennett Photo: Jeff Schmuki, Homestead III; photo: Dennie Eagleson What do agriculture and […]