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The Summer Restaurant Week is wrapping up Sunday and it is offering meals from nearly 50 restaurants across the Dayton area.

A true cult classic and an all-time favorite films, CLUE, has everything - murder, comedy, intrigue - all leading up to an ending (Or two? Or three?). This is at the  Victoria Theatre, tonight & Saturday at 7pm & Sunday, 3pm.  

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This past spring, I walked, an ancient pilgrimage route in northern Spain. Many of the simple lessons I had learned prior to my trek resurfaced as I went along.  For example, I relearned:

Walking slowly matters.  Anywhere is as good as somewhere. Home is where you choose it to be. Truth comes from the ground up. The horizon is the place to be. Distance is physiology. Nothing is ever the same. Motion is the great teacher. The path ahead is the great teacher.

Now that I have returned home, I relearn other basic lessons, like….

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Today sustainability commentator Bob Brecha tackles a thorny question: how much energy does it take to make wind turbines and solar panels.

Here’s a scary thought: What if all the effort being put into new wind turbines and solar panels is a waste of time and money because they don’t create as much energy as it takes to build and install them.  And because of that, maybe they don’t help reduce greenhouse gas emissions either. 

Earlier this week Google began experimenting with a new interest curation app that aims to compete with Facebook.  Commentator Rebecca Rine has been thinking about her relationship with that social network.

The other day I was looking at my list of Facebook friends and wondered: If I died tomorrow, how many of them would actually come to the funeral? The truth is, most of them would not, and would, in fact, post about it the next day on Facebook: “OMG, did you hear about what happened to Rebecca?”

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July 19, is the 200th day of the year, and now the tide of summer reaches as far north as it can go, and then starts to slip away back toward the Gulf of Mexico. The rate of the retreat varies with each year, but the balance always shifts during the seventh month. The day's length becomes one to two minutes shorter every twenty-four hours, and the countryside responds with changing color and sound. 

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I have been making notes about the seasons in a daybook since 1978. Each day’s post contains observations of common events in nature in my neighborhood,  village and nearby parks.

I have learned that events in nature occur more or less at the same times each year. Sometimes I see trends, and I enjoy comparing the quality of seasons. I enjoy finding new things the more I look.

Downtown Dayton Partnership

Two hours of urban trekking on foot is a fast-paced scavenger hunt in and around downtown Dayton. You'll experience the city in a whole new way as you weave through downtown tonight during First Friday. Racers will navigate the city with a map, answering the questions and performing tasks on the clue sheet.

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Now in early middle summer, the days still seem to last forever, the Sweet Corn Moon is waxing, and cicadas soon fill the warm mornings and afternoons with their high buzzing whine. The number of flowers in bloom reaches its peak, and the world is full of color.

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Area college graduates are preparing to begin their careers or the next part of their educations.  WYSO commentator Bob Brecha is a professor at the University of Dayton and has been thinking about how his students look at sustainability issues inside the classroom and as citizens.

A fleet of the area's best food trucks will transform into taco trucks at the second annual Taco Truck Takeover at the Yellow Cab tonight 5-10pm.

Come out and enjoy the DECADE season opener of The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show. This is tonight at the Loft Theatre. The Signature Lounge & Full Bar opens at 8:00 pm and the show starts at 9:00.

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