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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A family affair Hock’s Pharmacy opens Miami County location

Hock’s Pharmacy technician Candy Wilson organizes the analgesics aisle at Hock’s Pharmacy at the new location in Tipp City. Staff Photo by Anthony Weber

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Grand Opening Celebration will be Held Saturday July 13th from 12 noon until 2pm. Come and celebrate the opening of Hocks Tipp City Pharmacy, your locally owned and operated Independent Pharmacy serving Tipp City and the surrounding areas with Free Prescription Delivery. Stop by and talk to our friendly staff and pharmacists. Let us discuss with you some of the things we can do to make your like easier.

Special Events: Featuring live Radio broadcast by Kim Faris from Lite 94.5 Come enjoy Free food, entertainment and enter our drawing to win some great prizes which include: Big Screen Television, I-Pad 2, Garmin GPS and many other products and gift certificates! Prizes will be drawn and announced by Kim Faris throughout the day of the event. You need not be present to win. Everyone who comes will also receive a FREE Gift. So everybody will be a winner!!!! The Television and I-Pad will be the last two items drawn.

We will also have promotions available to you if you transfer your prescriptions to us from another pharmacy. (excluding our Hocks Vandalia Store)

Entry Boxes are available now at Hocks Tipp City pharmacy and you can stop by prior to the event to put your name in the drawing. Limit of 1 entry per day.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony July 12th at 10am at Hocks Tipp City Pharmacy 5175 S. County Rd 25A, Tipp City Ohio. (Next to New Carlisle Federal Savings and Loan Bank)



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Hock’s Pharmacy: A family affair Business opens in Miami Co. BY MELODY VALLIEU Staff Writer A new business has come to Tipp City — and it truly is a family affair. The independent pharmacy, Hock’s Pharmacy, has opened up shop in Tipp — and already is welcoming area customers. The newly built store, located at 5175 S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City, is the second to be opened by the family of pharmacists. Owners and husband and wife team, Dominic and Deborah Bartone, both pharmacists, purchased the existing Vandalia Hock’s Pharmacy — which was established in 1948 — in 1985. Their son, Jeffrey Bartone, along with his wife, Brittany Bartone, both also are doctors of pharmacy. The couple’s other son, Brian, runs the family’s other business, Hock’s Medical Supply in Vandalia, which opened in 2002. Brittany will be the head pharmacist at the new Tipp City store. The location will employee approximately eight people, including pharmacist Aimee Wallace. Dominic said there are no other independent pharmacies around, and people seem to like the hometown feel of such places. He said the Tipp City pharmacies’ target customers include residents of Tipp City, Troy, Piqua, New Carlisle and West Milton.

GRAND OPENING Hock’s Pharmacy, 5175 S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City, will have a grand opening celebration from noon to 2 p.m. July 13. Kim Faris of Lite 94.5 will broadcast via live remote from the store and the event will include free food, entertainment and prizes. He said the pharmacy — open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday — offers free delivery service to customers in a five-county area Monday-Friday, something the chain stories can’t boast. Dominic said the smalltown pharmacy is customer-oriented — and aims to offer fast, friendly, courteous service. “Our main service has always been customer service,” he said. “I think the personalized service is one thing that brings customers in. I just think we have a real friendly staff. Our pharmacists are readily available.” The store also has its own in-house discount drug program and rewards program for frequent shoppers. “We can save people a lot of money. They are surprised a lot of times,” Dominic said. Prescription flavoring for liquids — for young and old alike — are free at Hock’s Pharmacy. Dominic said other pharmacies generally charge extra for


Hock’s pharmacist Aimee Wallace uses an Eyecon machine to prepare a prescription at Hock’s Pharmacy in Tipp City. the service. The store, which accepts most insurance plans, also offers traditional drug store items, he said, and a full line of vitamin and herbal products. “We focus on health care, that is our business,” he said. The new Tipp City location extends many ancillary services such as the Ohio Lottery, faxing, copying and Western Union transfer services and money orders.

A private consultation area within the store offers customers the ability to speak one-on-one with a pharmacist if they choose, he said. In the fall, Dominic said the store will offer flu shots, and shingles immunizations also are available. Dominic, who said he always has tried to keep up with technology, said customers can also order refills and access their personal profile online with

the companies’ smart phone app. “It’s pretty high-tech stuff,” he said. “We are doing what the big boys are doing.” Customers also can choose how to be notified that their prescriptions are ready — by phone, text message or email. During its opening days, customers will receive a $25 gas card for each new or transferred prescription — up to five — they bring to the new

Tipp City Hock’s location, excluding prescriptions transferred from the Vandalia store. Dominic said the company’s goal is to support the community and they constantly give back by supporting athletic teams and in other ways. For more information, call the store at (937) 6675803 or visit them on the web at or on Facebook at


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Preventive care makes all the difference BY KAY LEVAN

to tell us about as early as possible and provide a solution that will imEverything seems fine why prove and extend the quality of life should you take your pet in for an for them. exam? Because by nature, animals What about vaccines? Your hide signs of illness and weakness, lifestyle and pet’s age all factor into this dates back to when animals this decision. If you travel with your lived in the wild and predators were pet or enjoy dog parks it is probably always watching for easy prey. best to inoculate for any known Now in 2013, your pet still hardangers in the areas you frequent. bors that survival instinct and may If your pet rarely leaves your house be eating and going about their nor- then the vaccines needed may be mal routine when truth is all is not limited. If your concern is just basic well. coverage for the most common disTheir ears may be hurting, it eased the vaccines referred to as may be painful to eat, and getting Core vaccines should meet your up and down may be difficult for needs. Talk to your veterinarian and them, but by instinct they are not explain your concerns so a plan can letting on and hiding the symptoms be put in place to protect your pet. very well. Pets also have no idea All of us in the veterinary profesthat something can be done about sion want what is best for your pet, the discomfort. We all want our pets please feel free to ask us any questo be as comfortable as possible and tions and tell us of any concerns you that is the benefit of regular exams, have and we will do all we can to Preventive care is the best kind of care for your family pet. to detect conditions they are unable help.


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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Line-up set for Miami Valley Music Fest for deluxe water/electric sites. The Miami Valley Music Festival Association is a 501(c)(3) public charity based in Miami County that has donated more than $7,000 to local charity organizations. Past recipients include the Cancer Care Center at UVMC,

Staff reports TROY — The 2013 Miami Valley Music Fest, set for Aug. 9-10, will feature more stages, more diverse music and more fun for a great cause. Featuring Miami Valley’s finest local musicians, artists and charity organizations, the annual event will once again show attendees how charitable giving is fun. Featuring headliners Signs of Life (the Essence of Pink Floyd,) the Spikedrivers and Mike Perkins, the musical lineup will hit the genres of rock, blues, bluegrass, reggae, electronic and more. The events will be at the Troy Eagles Campgrounds, 2252 Troy-Urbana Road. On top of musical entertainment, attendees will enjoy free tent camping, food from local vendors, visual art displays by local artists, dance performances and informational booths hosted by local charities. A limited supply of $25 early bird tickets are now available online at Any Music Fest attendee that has purchased

Channel 5 Public Broadcasting and the Troy Rec Center. Founded in 2008, the organization promotes volunteerism and charitable giving through hosting music-oriented events. More details can be found at


Signs of Life (the Essence of Pink Floyd) will be one of the bands performing at this year’s Miami Valley Music Fest. a ticket to the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover can receive $10-off of admission to camp out at the Troy Eagles Campgrounds the weekend of the GOTR tour on Aug. 30-31. Bands on tap for the event include: • Signs of Life (the Essence of Pink Floyd) • Mike Perkins

• The Spikedrivers • Higgins and Madewell • Such a Night (a Tribute to the Band) performing “the Last Waltz” • Fox and the Hounds • Glowstick Willy • Grover • Lost on Iddings • Johnny Dread and the Mystiks • SOL

• Electrobek • Prophets Mire • Demolition Crew • Subterranean House Band Presale tickets are $25, $35 at the gate for Saturday only and $45 for at the gate for the weekend. Primitive camping is free for the weekend, $20 for a standard RV/camp or $50

Piqua woman to be in ‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’ Piqua native Steph Wilberding is performing in “Legally Blonde” at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, N.Y. The show opened and runs through July 17. Wilberding will be playing the role of Paulette, made popular in the feature film by actress, Jennifer Coolidge. Wilberding, an NYC resident of 12 years, re-

Catholic High turned to Piqua School in 1993 last winter for and Saint Mary’s the Holiday College in 1997. Cabaret at the Prior to the Fort Piqua Hotel concert, Steph Ballroom, prohad been out at duced by Piqua’s sea with Royal Friends of the Caribbean’s Library. Wilberd“Hairspray,” ing is the daughwhich was feater of Larry and tured on the Donna Wilberd- WILBERDING 66th annual ing, and graduTony Awards. ated from Lehman

Wilberding returns to Merry-Go-Round Playhouse having spent some summer months there in ’04 and ’05. The playhouse is nestled in the lovely Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, about 30 minutes from Syracuse. For more information on the theater, go to



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GET UP & GO Rhythm Community Night set in Tipp City TIPP CITY — The Community Night tradition of bringing residents together will take place Friday. The concert will be hosted on Second Street in the same location as always (this area remains unaffected by the Main Street construction project). The evening starts at 6 p.m. with the Tippecanoe Community Band followed by a “Big Band Bash” featuring the Kim Kelly Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. The Tipp Community Band will celebrate the Fourth with an array of patriotic favorites, old marches and a variety of show tunes. The Kim Kelly Orchestra features musicians from the Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton areas, many who have performed professionally with groups such as Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman and Buddy Rich. The orchestra is dedicated to providing polished material in a variety of styles from the “Big Band Era.” Community Nights are free to the public and are hosted on the first Friday of the month June through September on Second Street at Main. It is recommended that you bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather the concert will be canceled. For information call or stop by the Hotel Gallery at (937) 667-3696. New concert series begins in July TROY — The TroyHayner Cultural Center will host the new Lucky Lemonade Music series Tuesdays in July this summer. Concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. with regional

with saxophone harmonies, growling trumpets and oo ah trumpets, too. There will be a dance floor for the public and dance demonstrations.

Eye candy Nature photography TROY — Come explore the amazing photography of Columbus native, Tom Arbour. Tom is a botanist with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, and his exhibit will feature the plants, landscapes and wildlife of Ohio. Tom shows his passion for all of Ohio’s natural landscapes in his blog, The exhibit is displayed in the Heidelberg Auditorium and will be open during regular business hours through Sept. 15. Proceeds from the sale of these photographs will support BNC’s mission to promote wildlife conservation. Free with admission to the center. Art show coming to West Milton WEST MILTON — The sixth annual art show will take place at Hoffman United Methodist Church, July PROVIDED PHOTO 12-14. The show will be The Nightflyer band will rock the square at 7:30 p.m. July 19 for the Downtown Troy Summer Music on the in the activity center loSquare series. cated at 201 S. Main St. (one block west of St. Rt. at 7:30 p.m. July 19 for the mandolin and the stand-up traditional bluegrass as musicians playing a variwell as a hard driving mix 48). It is a non-juried bassist is Tony Kakaris, Downtown Troy Summer ety of music from jazz to show. There is no admitwho also lends his baritone of contemporary country Music on the Square sefolk. Acts include the tance charge and it is to the vocals. Tim Jackson music. breezy harmonies of Sweet ries. The newly formed open to the public. The Big-band sound set adds spice to the mix with group of experienced proBetsy July 9, the warm purpose of the show is to for Prouty country sounds of Higgins fessionals from Southwest- his fiery dobro performTROY — The World Fa- provide a showcase for ances. ern Ohio plays a hard Madewell July 16, the Rounding out the sound mous Glenn Miller Orches- area talent of all ages. folksy sounds of Anna and driving mix of contempotra will perform at 7:30 is Ronnie Stewart conThere will be more than Milovan and jazz guitarist rary and traditional bluep.m. July 26 at Prouty tributing killer banjo and grass. The band’s lead Jimmy Felts. 20 participants from MilPlaza. The concert is free sweet lyrical tenor and Contemporary, blue- singer and guitarist is ton, Tipp, Troy, Fletcher, and open to the public. lead vocals. These musiRichard Propps, most regrass slated Arcanum, Casstown, EnTROY — The Nightflyer cently from the group Blue cians promise to bring the Started in 1938, the 16glewood, Ludlow Falls, piece orchestra is complete Phillipsburg, Dayton and sweet seasoned sounds of Storm. Rick Hayes is on band will rock the square


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GET UP & GO Miamisburg. A silent auction, featuring pieces provided by the artists, will begin during the preview party on Friday evening, July 12, and conclude at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. Friday evening activities are 6:30-8:30 p.m. and are also open to the public. Some of the artists will be present to discuss their work. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday hours are 113:30 p.m. Cash awards totalling $2,000 will be presented again this year, thanks to a generous contribution by Bill Netzley of Netzley Roofing. People’s choice voting will determine 10 winners, all of whom will receive prize money. Winners will be announced and awards presented at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, July 14. Some pieces by participating artists may be available for purchase. All sales will be handled directly between the artist and the prospective buyer. For further information call Cheryl at 937698-7030. Information a;sp os available at: Andy Warhol exhibit on display DAYTON — The Dayton Art Institute is presenting a pair of sports-themed exhibitions, “Andy Warhol: Athletes” and “The Art of Sport: Highlights from the Collection of the Dayton Art Institute,” both on view through Sept. 1. • Andy Warhol: Athletes It was the mid-1970s, and Studio 54 was in

full swing when art collector Richard Weisman commissioned his friend Andy Warhol to paint the portraits of several top athletes of the day. At first Warhol was unfamiliar with the sports stars but characteristic of his obsession with fame he recalled: The resulting group of 10 silk-screen paintings from 1978 present some of the most influential sports stars of the era, including boxer Muhammad Ali, football’s O.J. Simpson, ice skater Dorothy Hamill, basketball’s Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, golfer Jack Nicklaus, ice hockey’s Rod Gilbert, tennis’ Chris Evert, horse racer Willie Shoemaker, baseball’s Tom Seaver and soccer’s Pelé. • The Art of Sport: Highlights from the Collection of the Dayton Art Institute The theme of sports is ubiquitous in art, and has occupied artists from ancient times to the present. This exhibition features more than 100 examples of how that theme is manifest in some of the Dayton Art Institute’s finest treasures. The objects on display represent a wide-range of media including painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media, and the exhibition is sure to delight sports, and art lovers of all ages. Dayton Art Institute is located at 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton. For more information, visit DAI partners with DVAC

DAYTON — The Dayton Art Institute has partnered with the Dayton Visual Arts Center to present the exhibition Reinvention Portraits: Photographs by Julia Reichert & Steven Bognar and the Reinvention Collaborative, on view through Sept. 1 at the museum. Last summer, an award-winning team of Dayton filmmakers and WYSO 91.3 public radio staffers, led by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, walked more than a dozen Dayton neighborhoods. Spending time primarily in Belmont, Residence Park, South Park and Twin Towers, they met people on their porches, in their driveways, walking their dogs, and in parks with their families. They captured hundreds of hours of video and thousands of images of great, funny, surprising and inspiring stories of adversity, resilience and reinvention. The portraits featured in the upcoming exhibition, taken by the eight-member Reinvention Collaborative of Steven Bognar, Liz Cambron, Emily Evans, Megan Hague, Shawndra Jones, Emily McCord, Julia Reichert and Kyle Wilkinson, along with colorist Chase Whiteside, are a selection curated by Eva Buttacavoli, executive director at DVAC. Reinvention Portraits is part of a collaboration between DVAC and The Dayton Art Institute, intended to bring a fresh look at the art happening in our community.

Family fun Car show RUSSIA — Cruizer’s, 115 North St., will host the third annual Cruisers for a Cure car, truck, bike and race car show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds will benefit the Make-AWish Foundation Ohio Kentucky Indiana Chapter. The first 50 registrants will receive dash plaques and goody bags. Awards will be presented by the judges at 4 p.m. They will name the top 20 vehicles and give five specialty awards. Country music singer Wyatt McCubbin will perform at 1 p.m. and sign autographs after the performance. There will be an auction, a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. Local children who have recently had wishes granted by the foundation will be in attendance to talk about their experiences. Children’s shirts will be on sale for $1 each. Webkinz will be sold for $2 each. Food and beverages will be available inside the air-conditioned Cruizer’s. The cost to enter is $10. For information, call Tim Osborne at 295-3973. Art teacher to instruct summer camps TROY — Forest and Kyle elementary schools art teacher Gabbie Braun will be teaching art camps this summer for ages 5-9 and 10-14 at the Mayflower Arts Center, 11 W. Main St. The camps are imaginationdriven with fine arts exploration. For more information, visit

Upcoming events International dinner hosted with festival TROY — The Hayner Center is hosting the Festival of Nation’s International Dinner A Taste of Germany at 6 p.m. July 21. Plan on a delightful evening: experiencing the culture of the country of Germany with food, music and education. Enjoy a hearty Bavarian cuisine dinner. The menu will include tomato salad, sauerbraten, red cabbage and boiled potatoes. Apple cake and coffee will be served after the entertainment. The Caroline in Troy will be preparing the meal based on the German delegation’s recipes. Immediately following dinner will be lively German music, polkas to waltzes, presented by The Chris Weiss Polka Variety Band. This central Ohio three-piece band features the concertina banjo, guitar and drums. Invitations and RSVPs card, are available to download at our website:, or call Hayner at (937) 3390457 to receive one by mailed, or stop by the Center to pick one up. The cost of the evening is $27 per person. Paid reservations need to be sent to the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center at 301 W. Main St., Troy, Ohio 45373 by July 10. Seating is lim-

ited to 100. Film series continues DAYTON — Victoria Theatre Association’s begins the 2013-2014 Cool Films Series at the historic Victoria Theatre. The series starts with the laugh- out-loud comedy from the 1960s, “The Apartment,” at 7 p.m. July 5-6 and 3 p.m. July 8. Tickets are only $5 each or passbooks of 10 tickets for $28 which can be used throughout the series are on sale at Ticket Center Stage. Call (937) 228-3630, toll free (888) 228-3630 or purchase online at www.ticketcenterstage.c om. Films series patrons will enjoy free popcorn and soda, one hour prior to the film with Martin Beavis returning to play the Mighty Wurlitzer organ 30 minutes before the show. Don’t forget —the classic cartoon before the movie begins. Winner of five Academy Awards, “The Apartment,” is one of legendary Jack Lemmon’s finest performances. Lemmon plays beleaguered single man, C.C. Baxter, who trying to climb the corporate ladder and loaning out his conveniently-located apartment to his superiors for a little hankypanky seems to be his ticket up. Shirley MacLaine enters the scene as his boss’ mistress, Fran, who also happens to be the elevator girl in Baxter’s building as well as the girl who captures his heart.


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Fireworks will light up the sky in region Staff Reports Firework displays and celebrations will be offered throughout the Miami Valley area this Independence Day. From Wapak to Dayton, there will be a variety of events for families to attend prior to the grand finale — fireworks. Miami County • Troy There will be a parade starting at 9 a.m. July 4. The parade will form in the Hobart Arena parking lot, and follow the route of Staunton Road to North Market Street, North Market Street to West Main Street and West Main Street to Monroe Street, where it will conclude. The fireworks display will be July 4 starting at approximately 10 p.m. North Market Street will be closed from Water Street to Staunton Road from 9:30 p.m. until the fireworks are over and the crowd has dispersed (approximately 10:45 p.m.). The bike path will be closed east from the Troy Senior Citizens Center and at Rutherford Drive starting at noon July 4 until the fireworks are concluded. In addition to the Market Street Bridge, excellent locations for viewing the fireworks will be the levee (top and both sides) and the seating area at the North Market Street ball field. The third annual St. Patrick Fourth of July Block Party, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, also will be offered from 511 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot between St. Patrick School and the parish center. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Live music will be performed by The Vice Presidents. The event is open to the public. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy the fireworks from a good location in town. • Christiansburg The village of Christiansburg is celebrating Independence Day today in the park at the corner of Wilson and Second streets. The day begins with church services at 9 a.m. under the shelter house followed by a parade at 11 a.m. There will be music throughout the day, Chuck Lyons’ chicken/pork chop dinners, kid’s games, a coed softball tournament, pie auction at 6 p.m. and plenty of food and concessions. At dusk, a fireworks show will highlight the evening. In the event of rain, the fireworks show will be held the following Saturday, July 6 at dusk. • Piqua The Piqua Fourth of July Association will host its annual event from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. July 4, beginning with a flag raising by Boy Scout Troop No. 295 and the Korean War Veterans, with an invocation by Pastor Scott Stremmel of the Madison Avenue First Church of God, and opening remarks from Mayor Lucy Fess and the Piqua Fourth of July Association President Diane Miller. Grounds entertainment under the direction of the association will include the Red White Blue bar contest for those age 12 years and under. There will be prizes for all three bars with one bar per child. The contest will begin at 10 a.m. until all the bars are


Korean War Veterans Association Western Ohio Chapter passes along the parade route in Troy during the 2012 parade. found. The penny scramble, also sponsored by the association, will begin at the following: Children ages 14 years old at 2 p.m., children ages 5-8 years at 2:15 p.m. and children ages 9 12 years at 2:30 p.m. Hance Pavilion entertainment will include Set the Stage from 3-4:30 p.m., the Muleskinner Band from 5-6:30 p.m. and the Piqua Christian Church Worship Band from 8:1510 p.m. A kiddie tractor pull will be held for those ages one to 8 with sign-up to begin at 11 a.m., the pull will go from noon until completion. Food and game vendors also will be on the grounds. Troy Kiefer, juggler, will roam the grounds from 2-4 p.m. and a balloon man from 4-6 p.m. Fireworks will light up the sky beginning at 10 p.m. The Fourth of July Association offers an impressive sponsorship brochure with this year’s feature article honoring the Madison Avenue First Church of God. The publication is

printed by Eagle Printing and Graphics LLC and boasts all the day’s event sponsors and much more. • West Milton The annual West Milton Lions Fourth of July Festival will run this year from July 1-4. Hours are from 610 p.m. July 1-3 and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 4, with a fireworks display at 10 p.m. Along with the amusement rides and carnival food are traditions such as Lions bingo, held 6:30-9 p.m. July 1-3 and 3-10 p.m. July 4. The Lions also have a chicken dinner beginning at 11 a.m. July 4. New this year is the Steel Horse Stunters, performing at 6 p.m. July 3 in the lower parking lot in the park. The Stunters are a motorcycle stunt team whose riders have performed at various festivals around the Dayton area. Seating for the ground show will be on the lower hill, so bring a blanket or chair. The Independence Day Hometown Parade starts at 11 a.m. July 4. It includes community floats, marching bands, classic

cars and special performers. Forms to participate in the parade can be obtained at the municipal office, 701 S. Miami St. Pre-sale ride tickets will be available at Curry’s Video, Owl Drugs and Wertz Variety Store for $1 each ($2 at the festival). Each ride is one ticket. • Tipp City Fireworks — jointly funded by Tipp City Council and the Monroe Township Trustees — will begin at City Park at 10 p.m. July 4, with a rain date of July 5. The Community Night tradition of bringing the community together through music to celebrate our independence will be July 5. The concert will be held on North Second Street in the same location as always (this area remains unaffected by the Main Street construction project.) Downtown Tipp City will come alive at 6 p.m. with the Tippecanoe Community Band followed by a “Big Band Bash” featuring the Kim Kelly Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. The Tipp Community Band will celebrate the Fourth of July with an array of patriotic favorites, old marches and a variety of show tunes. The Kim Kelly Orchestra has been entertaining in the tri-state area since 1974, with musicians whose origins began at Carroll High School and the University of Dayton. The orchestra features musicians from the Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton areas; many who have performed professionally with groups such as Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman and Buddy Rich. The orchestra is dedicated to providing polished ma-

terial in a variety of styles from the “Big Band Era.” Community Nights are free to the public and are held on the first Friday of the month June through September on Second Street at Main Street. It is recommended that you bring a lawn chair. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be canceled. For Information call or stop by The Hotel Gallery at (937) 667-3696. • Shelby County The St. Joe Festival will be held in Wapakoneta on July 3-4. Fireworks will be July 4. For more information, visit Freedom Days in Celina will be July 5-7. Fireworks will be on July 6. Visit for more information. July 5-6 — An Independence Day Celebration will be July 5-6 in New Knoxville. Fireworks will be on July 6. For more information, visit • Dayton The 2013 city of Dayton Fireworks will be at 10:30 p.m. today at Riverscape MetroPark, 111 E. Monument Ave., Dayton. Participants are invited to come out early and enjoy the CityFolk Festival from 1-10:30 p.m. today. The multi-cultural celebration features the best in traditional and ethnic music, dance and arts from across the U.S. The festival has multiple performance stages, social dancing, traditional arts workshops, tastes from many nations, family entertainment, art-making activities for children and dozens of interactive and educational experiences.


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Shelby County gun store finds new home man. “The gun business BY MELANIE is usually down during SPEICHER the summer so I kept the bait business for the PASCO — Tactical So- summer season.� In addition to the fishlutions has found a new ing supplies, the store home. will have archery equipAfter closing the ment. downtown Sidney busi“We’ll also have some ness in 2009, owner pistols for the grand Mark Henman moved opening,� said Henman. the firearms and acces“I’ve been saving ammusories to his farm. Now nition since the first of the business is moving April so we’d have some again — this time to for the grand opening. I 5887 State Route 29E. And there’s a new line of figure it will be gone during the first two to three products being sold at the business — fish bait. hours of the grand open“I opened Tactical So- ing.� Henman said after the lutions in 2005,� said Sandy Hook Elementary Henman. “We were located on the courtsquare School shooting in December, guns and ammuin Sidney and then I nition have been hard to moved it to our farm.� In April, Henman was find. “I finally have my disapproached by the people tributors calling to say who own the grocery in Pasco with the news that they have guns and ammunition if I’m interthe bait shop located ested in buying it,� said next to the grocery was Henman. “I recently got for sale. in 22 long rifles ammuni“I always wanted to tion. I have 15,000 own a building on the rounds of the ammunicorner of two state tion. It’s really in deroutes,� he said. “So I mand.� bought the bait shop.� Henman, who retired “We are open seven from Shelby County days a week,� said HenCIVITAS MEDIA PHOTO/LUKE GRONNEBERG

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Sheriff’s Office in 2009, became interested in firearms when he was a child. “When I was little, my father built black powder rifles,� said Henman. “They were custom built. That’s how I learned about guns.� He used his firearms knowledge at the Sheriff’s Office. He was a firearms instructor and then became the lead firearms instructor. He was also a sniper on

SWAT and eventually was in charge of SWAT. “I am trained to teach all weapons,� said Henman. Henman will be going back to school in the fall. He is a member of Sheriff John Lenhart’s “Dream Team,� which will provide security for Sidney City Schools at each of their school buildings. “I’m really excited about getting back in the uniform,� said Henman, who added Lenhart first

hired him as a deputy in 1983. Henman’s son, Brad, who just returned from Afghanistan, recently joined the Sheriff’s Office as a deputy. Henman also teaches CCW (conceal carry weapons) classes. “I have a firing range at my farm, which is private,� said Henman. “I’ve taught 500 people in CCW classes.� The store will hold a grand opening celebration Saturday from 11

a.m to 6 p.m. Hot dogs and punch will be available. Henman said he has also sent out 150 invitations to his customers to attend the open house. Business hours for the store are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. These are the store’s summer hours. The hours will change in the fall.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

‘The Heat’ the latest in a long line of cop buddy films • “The Heat” — The buddy cop movie is a reliable mainstay of our popular culture. And the cops are pretty much always guys. Of course, there’s a formulaic element to “The Heat,” which is directed by Paul Feig of “Bridesmaids” fame — buddy cop movies ARE based on a formula, and this film is content to stay within it. The cops are always terrifically mismatched, usually one straight-laced, the other wild and unpredictable. They’re brought together to solve a case that no one else can. They hate each other at first, but gradually, dontcha know, they learn to … OK, we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Bullock is Sarah Ashburn, an FBI agent so compulsively dedicated to her job that she has no outside life — unless you count a cat which isn’t even hers. She has an uncanny knack for finding the drugs and guns others have missed. But then she arrogantly lords it over her less gifted colleagues — even those poor, untalented drugsniffing dogs.

Then there’s Shannon Mullins (McCarthy), who’s way more anti-social than Ashburn. In fact, she’s a holy terror — a crude, profane, angry creature who has no problem reducing her boss to an emasculated, quivering mass. When we first meet her, we wonder if she’s just gonna be too much to take for two hours. But once McCarthy hits her stride in an awesome bit of boss-shaming back at the precinct, she’s off and running. Running time: 117 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four. • “White House Down” — Staggeringly implausible, cartoonishly comical, Roland Emmerich’s “White House Down” is refreshingly dumb. Refreshing because carefree action absurdity, once the province of the summer cinema, is on the outs. Solemnity — even for caped, flying men in tightfitting trousers — is in. But there’s an inarguable, senseless pleasure in watching Jamie Foxx, as the president of the United States, kicking a terrorist and shouting: “Get your

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This film publicity image released by 20th Century Fox shows Sandra Bullock as FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn, right, and Melissa McCarthy as Boston Detective Shannon Mullins in a scene from “The Heat.” hands off my Jordans!” Hail to the chief, indeed. “White House Down” follows Antoine Fuqua’s “Olympus Has Fallen,” released in March, as the second movie this year to imagine an assault on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The two films are very similarly plotted, but “White House Down” is notably less serious, more content to loosen the strings and acknowledge its own inherent preposterousness. “White House Down” is most entertaining when it’s a simple, ludicrous buddy movie, with Tatum and Foxx fleeing across the White House grounds, dropping one-liners as they go, eluding a gang of assailants led by a bitter turncoat (James Woods) and his ferocious henchmen (including Jason Clarke, swapping sides in the war on terror following “Zero Dark Thirty”). For his Secret Service interview at the White House, he’s brought along his politics-obsessed 11year-old daughter (the promising Joey King). But it goes poorly, partly be-

cause his would-be boss turns out to be an old flame (Maggie Gyllenhaal) who doubts he’s grown up. There’s some reason to believe her, since Cale (in the mold of most action heroes) is an absentee, divorced dad. Many of its biggest laughs don’t come when they’re cued up, but at the film’s attempts at emotion. Woods, for example, gravely announces: “Killing Ted Hope was the second hardest thing I’ve had to do in my life.” If stripped of its production value, “White House Down” would make one hysterical off-Broadway one-act. Running time: 137 minutes. Two stars out of four. • “Byzantium” — “I am Eleanor Webb. I throw my story to the wind.” So says the ancient childwoman played by Saoirse Ronan in “Byzantium.” In a sense that’s what director Neil Jordan and screenwriter Moira Buffini do too, allowing this moody but convoluted centuryhopping reinvention of the vampire myth to drift in too many meandering di-

rections before it finally comes together with a semblance of focus in the concluding stretch. The film is handsomely made, shot by Sean Bobbitt with a blend of gritty naturalism and shadowy storybook fantasy, and a widescreen frame often painted with striking images. It also benefits from Javier Navarette’s lush score. But Jordan’s return to territory he traveled in “Interview with the Vampire” and to a lesser extent “The Company of Wolves” is sluggish and lacking in bite. It has neither thrills nor suspense. Buffini makes a promising choice by taking a route closer to that of Anne Rice than of Stephenie Meyer or Charlaine Harris, respectively authors of the “Twilight” and “True Blood” series. But her screenplay for “Byzantium” lacks the clarity, depth of character and robust story sense the writer brought to “Tamara Drewe” and “Jane Eyre.” While Buffini adapted the new film from her 2008 young adult play “A Vampire Story,” the script has

more of a novelistic sweep, attempting to cover too many plot strands across two time periods and struggling to find a consistent tone. Troweling on voiceover at every turn doesn’t help. Born in 1804 yet forever 16, Eleanor is first seen living on a drab council estate where she endures the pain of her haunted past by writing the story of her life that can never be told, disposing of it page by page. The melancholy teen kills only those who seek the release of death. She displays no visible fangs, just a retractable pointed thumbnail to make the first incision. First described by Eleanor as her muse, Clara (Gemma Arterton), is the polar opposite of the younger girl. While Eleanor is intensely still, introspective and burdened by secrets, Clara is volatile and trashy. A lapdancer with a temper, Clara is chased down by a mysterious agent (Thure Lindhardt), who she promptly beheads with a garrote. Obviously not for the first time, she tells Eleanor to pack for a hasty move. They land in a sleepy coastal town where Eleanor insists they’ve been before, seeing visions of herself on the beach among a gaggle of Georgian-era schoolgirls. Clara picks up morose Noel (Daniel Mays), who has inherited a boarding house called Byzantium and run it into the ground. Passing Eleanor off as her sister, Clara moves them in, then dispatches a local pimp and recruits his girls, repurposing the old hotel as a brothel. Running time: 118 minutes.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Home and Away with Dana Wolfe The science of food with Chef Alton Brown Who knew there was a real science to food and just how you cook it, present it and digest it. One person who knows all about this concept is famed Chef Alton Brown from the Food Network Channel. Last weekend I was privilged to see him work his magic at the Market District in Columbus. Friends of mine in Columbus scored some tickets to the event and I have to say, I have seen a lot of the chefs from the Food Network in action, but he was probably the funniest and most direct. He had been staying in Dublin for about a week, eating at some of the local restaurants and enjoying the Ohio beauty, he said. One thing that he was wondering was, “Why do we have so many skunks, and why are they all lying on the side of the road?” Is this normal? He was amazed by this, and even more amazed when nobody spoke up. Everyone laughed and the show went on. The recipe he was preparing for the day was to feed 40 people at an


outdoor summer get together. He was calling it “Poseidon’s Buffet of Underwater Delight,” in which he said to buy a child’s hard shelled pool and dump all ingredients in it when finished. It is actually a spin off of a Low Country Boil — as he hails from Georgia. We all got to sample it, and it

was delicious and took no time at all to prepare. If you’re having a large group over for the Fourth of July, a Low Country Boil is the way to go. When we are in Charleston, S.C., and have a boil, they just dump the pan of delicious goodness on newspapers (yah) on a table outside.

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You then just grab a plate and help yourself. At the end of the show, he came around to talk to everyone and I had him sign my cookbook. I said, “Mr. Brown, I am a food columnist for a large group of newspapers, thank you for coming to Ohio. He said, ‘Write something nice, we love newspapers, and by the way, what is up with all these skunks?’” A wonderful day with Alton Brown and friends.

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese ½ pound elbow macaroni 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons flour 1 tablespoon powdered mustard 3 cups milk ½ cup yellow onion, finely diced 1 bay leaf ½ teaspoon paprika 1 large egg 12 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded 1 teaspoon kosher salt Fresh black pepper Topping 3 tablespoons butter 1 cup panko bread crumbs Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta to al dente. While the pasta is cooking, in a separate pot, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and mustard and keep it moving for about five minutes. Make sure it’s free of lumps. Stir in the milk, onion, bay leaf, and paprika. Simmer for ten minutes and remove the bay leaf. Temper the egg. Stir in ¾ of the cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Fold the macaroni into the mix and pour into a 2-quart casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese. Melt the butter in a sauté pan and toss the bread crumbs to coat. Top the macaroni with the bread crumbs. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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TUESDAY: Carload Night - Carload night includes entry to the fair and all rides for everyone in your vehicle for $30.00. Carload night begins at 4:00 P.M. at Gate D Only. Carload night stamps must be purchased by 9:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY: Industrial Day 2- special prices through participating Industries in and around Shelby County. Wrist Bands must be purchased at these Industries only for $7.00 and admits one person and ride all day. THURSDAY: Kid‛s Day - Kid‛s day admission and ride special - Everyone sixteen and under will be admitted free until noon - with special rides bands to be purchased by 5:00 P.M. for $7.00 at Michael‛s Amusements ticket booths. FRIDAY:

Best One Tire/Sidney Tire at the Fair - Special priced wrist bands at $7.00 can be purchased at either location.

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