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I walked down toward the river in the morning: All around me, leaves were turning a deeper green from the advance of the season. Toward the water, white hobblebush hydrangeas in bloom brightened the undergrowth. Cobwebs of micrathena spiders lay across my way. I found a cluster of webworms on a buckeye tree.. Two luminescent tiger beetles raced in front of me.

Festival On The Hill! brings summer fun to downtown Dayton at the historic and beautiful Dayton Masonic Center. Entertainment on the main stage with our own local favorites as well as national touring and recording artists. Wine, domestic and craft beer will be available and numerous food vendors too. Friday, 5 - 11 pm and Saturday, Noon - 11 pm.

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A season ago, I walked over a hundred miles at  what I felt to be the same rate as the advance of spring.

With a pack of about twenty pounds and a sore hip, I moved so slowly that the microclimates of farms and yards and roadsides and woods, closely observed,  altered my previous sense of time and place, a sense that had been based on routine or schedule or obligation.

Play Ball! On Saturday, 9am - 3pm at the U.S. Air Force museum you will have the chance to learn about the science behind baseball and other sports with interactive programs. Learn how a baseball curves, how a skater spins so fast, how to find the "sweet spot" on a baseball bat or tennis racket, and see the Magnus Effect in action as you "throw" a curve ball.

Havana, Cuba
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All the nations of the world need to make decisions about how to use resources but in developing countries, trade-offs between economic growth and spending on health and education are especially challenging. On Friday, President Donald Trump is expected to announce changes in U.S. policy toward Cuba. Commentator Bob Brecha was in Cuba early this month and has some thoughts about how the Cuban government is making choices about economic growth and sustainability.

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On a recent walk, I covered several miles a day over the course of a month. The longer I walked, the more I found it was harder to remember the day of the week or month. The time on my watch was no longer so important as the position of the sun or the temperature or the direction or strength of the wind.

A Day Of Small-Town Hoopla! Over 200 arts, crafts, and food vendors, two music stages, a beer garden, and street performers throughout the Yellow Springs Street Fair. This is a festival like no other and they usually get between 20,000 - 25,000 visitors throughout the course of the day. This is Saturday, 9am-5pm.

The Oakwood Farmers Market is Saturday from 9am - 1pm...and from 9 - 11 you can hear me playing on my accordion!

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When I walked the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain a few months ago, I relearned old lessons, lessons of motion and feeling.

I hiked down country roads and byways, my face in the chilly wind, the weight of my pack on my shoulders and lower back, my legs pulling me along, the sky clearest blue – no clouds mile after mile, sun warming my neck. All the time I was heading west toward what is called “the End of the World” in Finisterre, the last outcropping of Europe.

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The Trump administration announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, fulfilling a campaign promise he made repeatedly. Sustainability commentator Bob Brecha has this response:

Even though candidate Trump promised to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, there was some hope that calmer and better-informed voices might prevail once Trump took office, but this apparently did not happen.

First Friday events are tonight and it is full of art, live entertainment, local music, dining specials, and more. It's also the kickoff for Pride weekend and the Greater Dayton LGBT Center kicks it off with the annual Affair on the Square tonight on Courthouse Square.

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