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Dayton’s Not Dead: Luna Gifts & Botanicals

If you’re looking to liven your home with plant life, Luna Gifts & Botanicals in the Oregon District of downtown Dayton is a great place to start. Luna is a home good store that sells plant life, bouquets, gifts, and more. It is located at 261 Wayne Ave, Dayton. The shop offers over 100 types […]

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Dayton’s Not Dead: La Colombiana

Whether it be for college students, foreigners or adventurous individuals, a local Colombian restaurant has something to offer for everyone. La Colombiana, a family business located at 2495 Commons Blvd., Beavercreek, offers everything from meat dishes, vegetarian meals, desserts and gluten-free options. “We have all kinds of stuff,” said the owner, Ana Rivera, 53. Rivera, […]

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Gem City Catfé expected to open this fall

The Dayton community will soon have it’s very own cat cafe – The Gem City Catfé. “The goal of Gem City Catfé is to foster positive interactions between cats and people, in an expectation free environment,” Catfé owner Karin Gudal-Johnson said. “Cats are able to avoid being in a shelter, socialize and find families.”  For […]

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Dayton's Not Dead: Duck Donuts

In mid-August the Dayton area will be welcoming Duck Donuts. The new donut shop takes an innovative approach to customizing America’s favorite sweet treat. They promise “Warm, Delicious and Made To Order” donuts. The chosen location is just 14 minutes away from Wright State University at 1200 Brown St, Suite 115 on the University of […]

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Dayton's not dead: Texas Beef and Cattle Company

Authentic Texas barbecue is only a quick drive downtown for WSU students looking to satisfy their meat-tooth. Texas Beef and Cattle Company is a co-op model barbecue restaurant looking to bring real food Daytonians and engage with the community. Owner and Pitmaster of Texas Beef and Cattle Company James Nuñez  learned his tricks on the […]

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America’s Escape Hero Michael Griffin performs at SRS Rehearsal Stage

Thursday, June 2, the SRS Rehearsal Stage room hosted by Gretchen Reise Kelly presented an intimate performance featuring Dayton comedian Jack Wilson and renowned escape artist Michael Griffin. Though comedy is a form of escapism Wilson’s set was more adult orientated, with sharp wit and calculated timing. He’s done 1500 shows appearing at the Funny […]

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Things to do in Dayton this summer

Oh, Dayton, how we love thee. Under-appreciated and brimming with potential, Dayton is one city that has stood the test of time, proving itself to be highly resilient and tough. As a small city, residents tend to frequent the same spots over and over again, simply because “there’s nothing else to do.” Well, The Guardian […]

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The Dayton Ballet's Nutcracker is the perfect Christmas activity

Starting at the Victoria Theatre and then transferring to the Schuster Center in 2003, The Nutcracker has been a hit and sold out many shows throughout its 12 year run. Co-Director of Dayton Ballet II Gabrielle Sharp explained that the Dayton Ballet remakes the Nutcracker every 10 years, this year being the third. They remake […]

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Your new coffeehouse: Third Perk

For those in need of a change in scenery or a place where they can study in peace, Third Perk Coffeehouse & Wine Bar on 46 West Fifth Street is the way to go. Third Perk is an up-and-coming business in downtown Dayton where one can go to find a comfy yet classy environment with […]

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A look at Dayton metroparks: Germantown

Everybody needs to relax and get some fresh air once in a while, especially students handling classes and jobs. The problem is just about every major college is in the middle of the city and Dayton is no exception. However, Five Rivers MetroParks allow for anybody to access the serenity of nature, with each of […]

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