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Valentine’s Ladies Nig ht Out in Piqu a page 6

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Specialty beer, wine store opening Friday Bottle No. 121 brings cosmopolitan atmosphere to Troy’s public square BY LINDY WAGNER iN75 Editor TROY — A unique store offering craft beers and fine wines is opening Friday on the public square in downtown Troy. Bottle No. 121 is located at 121 Public Square N.E., Suite 10, sandwiched between Ruby’s and the shoe repair shop. A grand opening event will be announced at a later date. Store hours are Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Brian Heggs and Mallorie Brinkman, both of Piqua, have turned their hobby into a business, and they have big plans for the store. “We enjoy trying different beers and wines, but we hated having to go to Cincinnati or Columbus,” Heggs said. Bottle No. 121 will bring the cosmopolitan feel of the big city to Troy, offering unique beer and wine, gourmet foods and acces-

“What we hope to achieve is a selection that’s always changing. We hope people will come in and find their new favorite wine or beer.” — Brian Heggs sories in an atmosphere where lingering and asking questions is encouraged. The carryout store also plans to apply for a license to hold tastings. Craft beers from Samuel Adams, Left Hand, New Holland, Bell’s, Rogue, Fat Head and Great Lakes are just some of the breweries that will be represented on the shelves at Bottle No. 121. Heggs and Brinkman also plan to have a section of made-inOhio microbrews, as well as organic and gluten-free beers. “We’re going to offer beer that’s not available in Troy right now. We’re going after a certain demo-

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graphic of craft beer connoisseurs — same thing with wine,” Heggs said. “We’ll have a varied selection, not a huge selection, but we’ll always be evolving and changing.” The evolving nature of the store is represented in Bottle No. 121’s logo, which features a circle behind “No.” that is always changing colors. Heggs, who spent 27 years in marketing and advertising, designed the logo himself. He is now finishing up a business degree at Edison State Community College. “What we hope to achieve is a selection that’s always changing,” he said. “We hope people will come in and find their new favorite wine or beer.” The upstairs wine section of the store will be stocked with bottles from domestic and international vineyards. Wines from Oregon, California, France, Spain, Italy and Argentina will be available, among others. Heggs guarantees every bottle will come from an actual vineyard, which isn’t always the case when buying from big box stores. “It’s not only going to be good stuff, but it’s not going to be terribly expensive,” Heggs said. Most bottles will range from $10 to $30, with more

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Mallorie Brinkman and Brian Heggs are opening a new craft beer and fine wine store on the public square in Troy on Friday. Bottle No. 121 carries several unique bottles of beer and wine as well as accessories, such as wine totes and the Corkcicle, seen here. expensive bottles also available, he said. Because the owners plan on stocking the shelves with beers and wines people haven’t seen before, they encourage customers to ask questions and learn as much as they can. Heggs and Brinkman are furthering their education to be able to help their clients. “We would like our customers to never feel intimidated to ask questions. We want people to learn,” Brinkman said. The owners modeled the store after places they like to frequent in Columbus in order to give local shoppers a unique experience. Beer and wine magazines and books are available for browsing, and seating is of-

fered upstairs in the wine section. The wines are displayed with descriptions and food pairings. Customers are encouraged to take their time in the store. “We want to be serviceoriented and get to know our customers. We want a friendly atmosphere,” Brinkman said. Heggs and Brinkman welcome questions about drink and food pairings, too. For no extra charge, they’ll help you pick out the perfect wine or beer to go with the food on your party menu. Gourmet foods also will be for sale at Bottle No. 121. “With the vendor we’re looking at, you just can’t go anywhere and get it,”

Heggs said. “It’ll be prepackaged foods ready to take home and enjoy.” The store also carries accessories such as stemware, bottle openers, decanters and cheese cutting boards. The Corkcicle, which keeps red and white wine perfectly chilled, is sold in the store. Wine totes also are available, including unique styles that are long, round purses made with stylish material that each fit one bottle of wine. Brinkman will put her experience in floral design and retail to good use creating gift baskets for Bottle No. 121. She’ll offer romantic baskets with wine and chocolate-covered • See Bottle on page 3


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Bottle • CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 strawberries, and snack baskets with different craft beer. “I’d love to do corporate baskets for corporate gifts,” she said. Plans also are in the works to offer customer loyalties where people can earn points on what they buy, and also to develop a beer and wine of the month club. “We have a lot of plans and we’re always coming up with things to do,” Heggs said. One of the things Heggs and Brinkman are planning on for sure is being active in town. “Troy is the ideal location. It fit our demographic really well. No one is really offering this

type of thing in this atmosphere,” Heggs said. “We plan to be active within the community. We also want to support the Troy police with the DARE program. We always advocate responsible consumption.” Heggs said the city personnel he’s worked with in getting the store off the ground have been great and really excited. Bottle No. 121 already has more than 300 likes on Facebook, and it’s climbing every day, showing how excited local folks are about the store. Watch www.facebook.com/bottleno.121 for updates on the store. For more information, contact the store at (937) 335-1210 or email bottleno.121@gmail.com.

Pins and Wings opens in Piqua BY LINDY WAGNER iN75 Editor

medium, hot, raging Indian (very hot), garlic and garlic Parmesan. Folks also can mix sauces. Wings covPIQUA — A new bar has opened ered in raging Indian and barbecue up in the Brel Aire Bowling Alley in sauces make for one hot barbecue Piqua. Pins and Wings is dishing up flavor that is popular with cusPiqua’s original jumbo wings and tomers. sauces local folks have been enjoying In addition to wings and pizza, in town for years. the menu also includes off-the-grill Pins and Wings has been open for options corn dogs, hot dogs, coney about two months at Brel Aire. Both dogs, smoked sausage, burgers, the bar and bowling alley are owned Philly cheese steak, chicken tenders, by Marty Maxwell. Bowlers and non- tenderloin and pizza burgers. The bowlers alike are welcome to enjoy long list of sides has french fries, the food and drink offered in the bar. mozzarella sticks, fried pickles, poCarry-out orders also may be made. tato skins, onion rings, fried mushJulie Melvin, who works at Pins rooms, cream poppers, nachos, soft and Wings, said the menu’s most pretzels, broccoli bites and Bosco popular items are wings, chunks, po- sticks. tato skins and pizzas. The bar serves Pepsi fountain “We have lots of appetizers and drinks, Budweiser products on tap munchie foods,” she said. and mixed drinks from the stocked The wings are big and breaded, bar. The bar also has novelty cups and hungry customers can choose shaped like bowling pins. The cups from seven sauces — barbecue, mild, cost $5 and come filled with pop, and

if you bring your cup back, you can get it refilled for just $1. Televisions and a juke box help create a fun atmosphere for diners. Bowlers are welcome to take their orders into the alley to continue their games. Tuesdays and Thursdays are dollar days at Pins and Wings, as well as the bowling alley. Hot dogs and beer are available for $1 each, and bowlers can play for $1 per game and $1 per shoe rental. Dollar days are suspended during hours where there is a high school match at the bowling alley. A $50 special is offered on Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m. For $50, five people can bowl together on a lane and enjoy a 16-inch, one-topping pizza. Pins and Wings opens at 5:30 p.m. every weekday and is open all day on Saturday. To place a carry-out order or for more information, call (937) 778-8895.

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Sidney Dance Company to perform comic ballet SIDNEY — The Sidney Dance Company will perform Leo Delibes’s comic ballet “Coppelia” this weekend at the Historic Sidney Theatre on Poplar Street in downtown Sidney. Performances are Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Advance sale tickets cost $11 for adults, $5 for students. They are available at Sharon’s School of Dance, School’s Locker Stocker and 2nd Hand Thoughts in Sidney and Readmore Hallmark in Piqua. Tickets at the door will cost $1 more. The ballet tells the story of Swanhilda, Frantz and the mysterious Dr. Coppelius, who makes mechanical dolls. His most perfect creation is the doll Coppelia. She is so lifelike that the villagers believe her to be a real girl, and so beautiful that Frantz thinks he loves her more than he loves Swanhilda. The comedy unfolds as Frantz searches for true love and Coppelia attempts to dupe him. A meet and greet with the cast will be held following Saturday’s perform-

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Alec Batton, 16, of Sidney, looks down at a toy ballerina, played by Carrie Blust, 16, of Sidney, during a dress rehearsal of the ballet “Coppelia” at Sharon’s School of Dance. Batton is the son of Michell and Eric Schulze. Blust is the daughter of Jeff and Amy Blust. ance. The public can meet the cast, dance with a ballerina, enjoy sweet treats and get souvenirs to take home. Tickets for the meet and greet are $5 each and must be purchased in advance.

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and Aliya Sharp, the wheat chorus; Hanna Miller, Maria; Madison Nuss, Rebecca; Paige Howard, Sonja; Millie Cartwright, Rachel; Liam Aberle, Brian Davis, Anthony Kellner and Quenten Newman, hunters; and Kiris Fox and Mya Newman as court jester dolls. Also Anya Coleman and Aliya Sharp, Spanish dolls; Carrie Blust, Swedish doll; Kate Gothberg and Makayla Kennedy, Scottish dolls; Laney Shaw, Chinese doll; Jennifer Feree and Hanna Lane dance the mazurka pas de deux; Liam Aberle, Brynne Barga, Alexis Dennis, Kiris Fox, Ella Gover, Kenya Herron, Nickolas Hughes, Savanah Koester, Briley Moses, Mya Newman, Trinity Prejean and Allie Stockton, maypole dancers; Barry Coleman, priest; and Kara Kellner, flower girl. Also Liam Aberle, Anya Coleman, Jennifer Ferree, Kiris Fox, Kate Gothberg, Ella Gover, Makayla Kennedy, Savanah Koester, Mya Newman and Aliya Sharp dance the Dance of the Hours; Paige Howard dances Prayer Dance 1 and Millie Cartwright dances Prayer Dance 2. Also, Carie Blust and Laney Shaw dance the tambourine pas de deux; Liam Aberle, Jennifer Feree, Ella Gover and Savanah Koester, tambourine dancers; and Anika Arcikauskas, Olivia Breinich, Mallory Godwin, Anthony Kellner, Mariana Kellner, Brooklyn Koester, Quenten Newman and Zoee Steele, mazurka dancers.

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Comedian/ventriloquist to perform in Greenville GREENVILLE — Comedian and ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger will bring her trunk full of characters to the Bistro Off Broadway in Greenville Feb. 7, continuing Darke County Center for the Arts’ Coffeehouse Series season. DCCA’s Coffeehouse presentations take place in intimate venues where audiences can enjoy food and drink as well as a show. The performance begins at 7 p.m. Trefzger, who has been performing for more than 30 years, first gained national attention on “Star Search.” “Currently recognized as one of the best ventriloquists in the world, Lynn is also riotously funny,” said DCCA Artistic Direc-

tor Keith Rawlins. “She has appeared on TV numerous times, entertained on various cruise lines and performed on stages around the country to wild acclaim. Her show will be a lot of fun for the whole family.” According to Rawlins, Lynn’s many characters include a lazy camel named Camelot; Emily, a feisty girl whose life revolves around shopping, dieting, dating and clothes; cranky old man Judd Wapner; and chief sidekick Simon. The ventriloquist also brings members of the audience on stage who become human dummies • See Comedian on page 11


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Ladies, does your man have a plan? Piqua retailers ready for Ladies Night Out in preparation for Valentine’s Day PIQUA — Ladies who are tired of ho-hum gifts for Valentine’s Day are invited to downtown Piqua’s Ladies Night Out Feb. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. Friends, moms, daughters, co-workers, workout buddies and more are encouraged to join the fun and make sure their man has a plan this February. Getting the Valentine’s Day gift you really want is as simple as 1, 2, 3. Visit the participating businesses during the event, register for the gift you really want, give organizers your man’s email and contact information and they’ll let him know where you are registered. Here is a list of the participating businesses and what they have to offer: • Allisten Manor’s Flower Box, 1622 Washington Ave. — Unique flower arrangements and one-ofa-kind gift items • Apple Tree Gallery, 405 N. Main St. — Antiques, furniture, Christmas and Halloween decor • Barclay’s, 314-318 N.

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Kim Casto, owner of GeNell’s Flowers, puts together a Valentine’s Day bouquet in preparation of one of the busiest holidays for her business. Main St. — Vera Bradley, Brighton, clothing and jewelry • GeNell’s Flowers, 309 E. Ash St. — Unique fresh and silk arrangements

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• Glamour on Mane, 420 N. Main St. — Full service salon with gift certificates available • Ken-Mar Antiques, 322 N. Main St. — Jewelry, antiques, collectibles and home decor • Readmore Hallmark, 430 N. Main St. — Cards, gifts, candles, purses and

much more • Second Story Gallery, 319 N. Main St. — Ready to hang artwork, frames and gifts • Somewhere In Time, 509 N. Main St. — Vintage home decor, candles and furniture • Winans Fine Chocolates and Coffees, 121 W.

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Apple Tree Gallery has its Valentine’s Day ornaments and more displayed on a red tree. High St. — Chocolates, candy and freshly roasted coffee While you are out and about, plan a fun dinner at one Piqua’s great downtown eateries. Susie’s Big Dipper, Beppo Uno and

Michalo’s Pizza & Wings will all be open for hungry customers. Participating businesses will have registration forms for all participants, as well as refreshments.

Somewhere in Time offers unique items PIQUA — Somewhere In Time is an appropriate name for a new store located in a downtown building with such a rich and varied history. Downtown Piqua’s newest retail store specializing in vintage décor is located at 509 N. Main St., the building that most recently housed the Piqua Historical Museum,

before being moved in with the Piqua Public Library at the Fort Piqua Plaza. Somewhere In Time is run by partners Angie Koons, Mia Amburn and Tisha Wolfe-Schwenzer, and features 15 different vendors, each with their own type of merchandise. Items in the store include jams and jellies and fresh

bread from Our Daily Bread, to candles, embroidery items, antiques and jewelry. The store has a number of shabby chic items, but also has re-made vintage items and furniture. Koons, who has run similar types of stores in the past, is thrilled with the selection of items available

in the store. “We have a number of items that can be customized or special ordered according to the customer’s needs including jewelry, furniture and signs,” Koons said. The display fixtures in • See Somewhere on page 7


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Somewhere • CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 the store are certainly unique with old library bookshelves being re-purposed to show off antique and vintage items. Somewhere In Time has been open in the former museum space for about three weeks, and Koons said most people have found out about the store through word of mouth or by simply driving by and seeing the building lit up at night. The building had been vacant for several years so bringing the building back to life needed to be done in phases. Phase one has been completed. “We are using the main two rooms on the first floor for our retail loca-

tion, and we have had a very nice response to the business,” Koons said. The next phase, to be completed in the first couple of months of 2013, will be to repaint and clean up the second floor of the building. The space will then be filled with additional vendors, and the store also will have a designated classroom area that will host various classes including jewelry making, canning, painting, paper crafting and how to make natural body and face scrubs. Koons hopes to have the classes under way in February. Those interested in finding out more about the classes are encouraged to like Somewhere In Time Décor on Facebook.

When the second floor opens, noted area photographer Alisha Lange will open a photography studio on the second floor space. The third phase of the building rehab calls for a cafe to open in the rear of the building. The Bombdiggity Cafe will feature a light menu of locally grown items with customers having the option of eating inside or sitting in the courtyard in the rear of the building. If everything goes according to plan, the cafe will open in early summer. Somewhere In Time is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The store’s phone number is (937) 214-5087.

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Barclay’s offers deals on Valentine’s gifts all of its merchandise make great gifts for Valentine’s Day. The free media case is mostly white with a big heart shape made of tiny red hearts and red edging. The phrase “Fill your heart with love, Brighton” is displayed under the heart. Barclay’s also has handbags, wallets, sunglasses, picture frames and jewelry from Brighton that is all appropriate for gift giving on Valentine’s Day. Brighton is bringing gold jewelry back in style, Harrison said. “They’re paiting it with summer whites, and it’s really beautiful,” she said. “And they use Swarovski crystals in all their jewelry.” Vera Bradley lovers can get a good deal through Valentine’s Day at Barclay’s. The store is offering 20 percent off any regularpriced Vera Bradley item starting today and running through Feb. 14. Also, Vera Bradley created a new heart-shaped coin purse, which is available for $18 with no special purchase required. It is available in all five of the new spring patterns, called Early Spring. The floral patterns feature bright, vibrant colors. “Vera’s all about tech right now,” Harrison said, STAFF PHOTO/LINDY WAGNER pointing out some of the The small Brighton cross-body media case is the perfect size for your phone. It new accessories for tech comes free with a $100 Brighton purchase. gadgets. women’s department at Barclay’s. “Husbands could come in and buy their wives a Valentine’s gift and wrap it in the free case.” Whenever Barclay’s runs a promotion offering a free gift from Brighton, it’s pretty popular with customers. “We always sell out really fast, and these are really, really cute,” Harrison said. Because hearts are Brighton’s signature logo,

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serving Family Memories Saturday afternoon in the library’s Louis Program Room. Between family photos, newspaper clippings, digital files, family trees and scrapbooks, you’ve got a lot of information to hand down to the next generation. Public historian and genealogist Raymond Shook will present this class on preserving and organizing your keepsakes so they create a personal historic record that will benefit generations to come. As a public historian, Shook has worked in the fields of records management, archives, museums and genealogy for more than 20 years. Last year, he also started his own consulting firm, Family Memory Consulting. Participants don’t need to bring any of their items to this informational workshop, but organizers recommend bringing paper and a pen to note helpful tips, supplies and websites. Some of the information presented will include assessing your collection and your resources; prioritizing your efforts and the value of information and objects; organizing and identifying objects and marking them; the principle of reversibility; special projects and the websites to assist you; and the value of electronic images. 116 W. High St. ◆ Saturday 2 p.m. ◆ Free ◆ (937) 7736753 BNC Creature Feature TROY — Brukner Nature Center’s Creature Feature Sunday afternoon will focus on the striped skunk. Being a malodorous nocturnal creature, the striped skunk is one of the more unpopular and most misunderstood

• CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 animals in Ohio, despite being found in all 88 counties. Skunk populations have increased throughout Ohio as they are highly adaptable and take advantage of human provided food when available. They are more common in rural areas where they can scavenge for just about anything edible including insects, small mammals, fish, crustaceans, fruit, grass, leaves, buds, grains, nuts and carrion (dead stuff). They are easily recognized by the two white stripes, which start as a “V” on the skunk’s head and run down to the bushy tail. 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road ◆ Sunday 2 to 3 p.m. ◆ Free with BNC admission ◆ www.bruknernaturecenter.com ◆ (937) 698-6493 Monster Jam DAYTON — Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Thunder Nationals take place this weekend at Wright State University’s Nutter Center. Trucks scheduled to appear include Avenger, Wrecking Crew, Virginia Giant, Full Boar, High Maintenance, Hotsy, Aftershock, Illuminator and Krazy Train. 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway ◆ Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 2 and 7:30 p.m. ◆ Advance tickets from $18, $8 for children 2-12, day of show tickets $3 more ◆ www.nuttercenter.com ◆ (937) 775-3498 Wings and Things DAYTON — The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will host a Wings and Things guest lecture Thursday evening. For many, the words “special ops” immediately evoke thoughts of elite military personnel serving courageously through

out history, but until the 21st century, special operations was not considered a core mission for the U.S. Air Force. Herbert A. Mason Jr. will discuss the evolution of these forces when he presents “Contributions USAF Special Operations Forces Have Made to the Development of Air and Space Power, 1942 to 2012.” 1100 Spaatz St. ◆ Thursday 7:30 p.m. ◆ Free ◆ www.nationalmuseum.af. mil ◆ (937) 255-3286 Papermaking workshop DAYTON — A Valentine Paper Treasures Workshop will be held at Aullwood Audubon Center Saturday afternoon. Enjoy this activity with your kids, grandkids, other family members or friends of any age. Discover the fast, fun and truly rewarding art of papermaking. Materials will be provided. Participants will take home a sheet of handmade paper. Create something that’s truly a keepsake for Valentine’s Day this year. 1000 Aullwood Road ◆ Saturday 1 to 3:30 p.m. ◆ Friends of Aullwood members $30, non-members $40 ◆ (937) 890-7360 to register Sugarbush walks DAYTON — Aullwood Audubon Center will hold a sugarbush walk Saturday afternoon from the Aullwood Farm building. It is during this enchanting time of year that a broken maple twig will “bleed” sweet sap, or a hole drilled in the trunk will quickly produce a bucket full of this “essence of the spring season.” The clear sap, if boiled, will turn into delicious maple syrup. Experience the sap flow and

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Home and Away with Dana Wolfe This year’s Super Bowl may teach brotherly love

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