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12:14 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Dragons players to visit Clark County student MVP'S

Dayton Dragons players and one of the team's mascots, Heater, will visit four Clark County elementary school classrooms today and tomorrow.  The visits are part of the Dragons MVP program. An initiative developed by the minor league baseball team to help it better connect with local communities.

Tom Nichols of the Dayton Dragons, says the MVP Program, is an educational tool for fourth and fifth grade teachers around the Miami Valley area, that helps them motivate and reward students for success in and out of the classroom. 

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Nature
8:45 am
Tue April 10, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: April 10 - 16, 2012

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Poor Will’s Almanack for the third week of Middle Spring

The Great Dandelion Bloom is the most common and the most radical marker for the third week of Middle Spring Of course a few dandelions started blooming in February and March. Now, however, comes the GREAT Dandelion Flowering that begins in the Deep South - where Middle Spring comes much earlier than it does in the North - and it spreads up through the Border States like robins, reaching the 40th Parallel, the lateral midline of the United States in April, and then creeps up to the northern states in May.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Conrad's Corner: April 9, 2012

Conrad Balliet reads David Peterman's poems, "Stem & Cup" and "Celebration."

Arts & Culture
3:30 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Book Nook: By the Iowa Sea, by Joe Blair

Joe Blair has written numerous books but he had never actually gotten one published-until now. In this interview Blair talks about all the writing he has been doing. He tries to write every day. He sits down in a coffee shop with a friend and they write for a set amount of time. When their time is up they read aloud what they have written.

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Around the Miami Valley
12:22 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Dayton Funds Patterson Blvd. Canal Pkwy. Project

The City of Dayton is spearheading a project aimed at extending Patterson Boulevard Canal Parkway. The Dayton Daily News reports that the city will be using a $2.2 million dollar grant in to expand the Parkway the length of four blocks.

The State of Ohio awarded the grant to the City in 2008 to begin construction on a cultural project. Original plans were to fund a mixed-use project in the RiverScape area.  Those plans  fell through.  

The City was allowed to use that money for the Canal project.

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