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$2 million over five years to be spent to market river corridor

Updated January 5th, 2017

The Great Miami Riverway. That is the new name of the 99-mile corridor following the Great Miami River from Sidney to Hamilton. The name and logo created along with it are the latest steps in the Great Miami Riverway Placemaking Initiative, a $1 million, five-year plan designed to better market the regional river corridor to […]

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Hey Dayton, here’s how to detox from that toxic election

Updated January 5th, 2017

Told you we’d make it. The 2016 United States presidential election is in our rear view window. Shake it off, my friends. Shake it off. The morning glow that comes with surviving one of the most contentious and angst-filled election probably won’t last very long. The real or imagined ramifications of the results are sure to […]

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Groups want to remove low dam on Great Miami River

Updated January 5th, 2017

Montgomery County has endorsed removing the Tait Station dam on the Great Miami River, which could boost the project’s chances of acquiring highly competitive state funding. The Miami Conservancy District wants to demolish the low dam it owns near Carillon Historical Park to improve the river’s appearance, water quality and make it safer for paddling […]

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Progress in fight against hunger, but challenges remain

Updated January 5th, 2017

On a holiday when people overeat and host elaborate feasts, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that many local families will go to bed hungry tonight. Ohio is one of the most food insecure states in the nation, according to a new federal report, and Dayton continues to rank among the worst U.S. […]

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5 ways to get in the holiday spirit today that don’t involve shopping

Updated January 5th, 2017

Thanksgiving is over. You made it! Now you feel the need to burn off calories without actually hitting the gym or fighting bloodthirsty shoppers for Black Friday deals. I feel you. Here are 5 things to do to get you into the holiday spirit today that don’t involve shopping. Read the full story on Dayton.com.

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The One I Never Wanted To Write

Updated January 5th, 2017

This one is hard. This one is a post that I hoped that I would never have to write. But it must be done because it is such an important part of the story. Today The Treetop Palace has lost its queen. I have often said that “life in the wild is wild” and that was […]

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I Spy a Brighter Future

Updated January 5th, 2017

I spy something with my little eye and it looks a lot like kids learning their multiplication tables. I spy boys and girls eagerly raising their hands to be picked to clean the dinner tables. I spy them helping each other stack chairs at the end of the night. And most of all, I spy […]

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Five Rivers Makes Way For The Winter Months

Updated January 5th, 2017

Five Rivers MetroParks has many great ways for students to get involved, even as one encounters the autumn and winter seasons. Whether trying a water sport at the new River Run, enjoying the changing colors at Germantown’s backpack trail, or learning sustainable skills at Carriage Hill, MetroParks has something to offer everyone as the seasons […]

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MetroParks ranks high on Dayton-area attractions

Updated January 5th, 2017

Our Attractions list is published in this week’s Dayton Business Journal. We rank the sites by attendance, and the information is self reported. Read the full article on the Dayton Business Journal’s website.

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How to enjoy the outdoors all through the winter

Updated January 5th, 2017

Cool, crisp temperatures and clear, expansive views are just a few perks of outdoor winter adventures — but if your fingers and toes are numb or the kids are echoing a constant chorus of “I’m cold,” that winter adventure can quickly become a nightmare. “With the leaves off the trees, the views are spectacular and, […]

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