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Rio Lima Tack and Feed opens local store wanting a store closer to home. Rio Lima is located in the building across from TIPP CITY — A new Knickerbocker Pools and tack and feed store has opened up in the Tipp City Spas, near Interstate 75. It previously housed an auto and Troy area, filling a shop. So far, business has void for local farmers. Rio Lima Tack and Feed is now been good. “It took 2 1/2 weeks to open at 4020 S. County get my first customer in Road 25-A. New Carlisle. Here it took The shop opened July 25, and is a second location 1 1/2 hours,” Lima said. “So far, it’s been real good.” to the main store in New As an opening special, Carlisle. Owner Lou Lima Rio Lima is offering $3 off (pronounced lee-ma) Honor Show Chow and started the New Carlisle shop in 2003, and decided High Octane feeds. Lima chose these brands beto open another store in cause they are the ones our area simply because there isn’t an animal feed used at the Miami County store close by. Many people Fair. The shop also offers $1 off bedding purchased from Troy and Tipp City at the Troy store. And traveled to New Carlisle Lima makes it easy on the for their supplies and started speaking up about customers by setting up a BY LINDY JURACK iN75 Editor

booth at the fair. Anyone who purchases bedding prior to the fair can pick it up at Rio Lima’s fair booth instead of having to haul it home and then to the fair. In addition to feed and bedding for all animals, Rio Lima carries tack, first aid, vaccinations and other supplies. If the Troy store doesn’t have what a customer needs, it can be sent from the New Carlisle shop the same day. If neither store has it, it can be ordered and shipped to the store within 24 hours. Rio Lima doesn’t just stock and order what customers need, but also has experienced and knowledgeable staff to help people out. Lima owns a farm

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Store • CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 in New Carlisle and keeps quarter horses and longhorn and shorthorn cattle. Everything he uses to care for his own animals can be purchased at Rio Lima. “I’ve been messing with cows and horses all my life,” he said. Lima was raised in Brazil on his family’s range before coming to the states when he was 23. He first lived in Miami, but visited friends in Ohio and decided to move here in 2002. “I love this place,” he said. Lima has passed tests in order to become an expert in the brands of feed he carries, and he expects his employees to be know their stuff as well. “That’s my No. 1 pet peeve — that they have the knowledge,” he said. “All my employees are very well trained. I send them all over the country to training and expos. We have the knowledge to help you.” The staff at the new Troy location trained for the job at the New Carlisle store, where they sell 70 to 80 tons of feed each month. If you stump the staff with a question, they go to Lima. If he can’t help you, he gets in touch with the suppliers to figure it out. “I’ll give you the knowledge to help you make the right choice for your animals,” he said. Customer service and honesty are two other values high on Lima’s priority list. “I will not sell you anything I don’t think you need,” he said. Rio Lima Tack and Feed in Troy is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Big lineup for Music Fest this weekend TROY — The 2012 Miami Valley Music Fest 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. The show is Friday and Saturday at Troy Eagles Campgrounds, 2252 TroyUrbana Road. Gates open at noon Friday with music from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday. The festival continues Saturday with music is from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday. “We are very excited about this year’s lineup. You won’t find a bill in this area with as many talented local musicians,” said Brad Denson, festival director. The musical lineup will hit the genres of country, rock, blues, bluegrass, reggae, electronic and more. Friday’s headliner is Signs of Life (The Essence of Pink Floyd), and Saturday’s headliners are Ekoostik Hookah, the Spikedrivers and

Mike Perkins. Other acts include Boogie Matrix, HigginsMadewell, the Skeetones, Aliver Hall, Glostik Willy, Noah Wotherspoon, Demolition Crew, Soul Rebels, Nine False Suns, Blue Moon Soup, SOL, Scott Lee, Grover, Jah Soul, Clark Manson Band, Slight Rebellion, Houndstooth Bindles, Lost on Iddings, Stillwater River Band, Paradijm Shift, Kris Hanson, Tony Herdman, Shank Bone, the Al Holbrook Band, DC Connection, Haunted Palace, Terrapin Moon, Daniel Dye, Groovestone Fusion, Bret Heckerman, Joe and Jack Waters, Tattered Roots, City of Kings, Bootleg, Mark Cantwill, Evan Ray, Suzy, Scotty Bratcher, M87, bellydancers and Nocturnal Arts. 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. Music, camping and food are a big part of the

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raising money for local charities, we are raising awareness.” 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 Upper Valley Medical Center, Channel 5 Public Broadcasting and the Troy Rec Center. Founded in 2008, the organization promotes volunteerism and charitable giving through hosting music-oriented events. “It is so encouraging to see young people like the colleagues of the Music Fest promoting volun-

teerism through music,” said John Virgint, volunteer coordinator of the Miami County Park District. Tickets are available now at www.miamivalleymusicfest.com, as is a schedule of events. Presale tickets are $35 for the weekend. Tickets at the gate will be $45 for the weekend and $35 for Saturday only. Youth 12 and younger will be admitted free. Free primitive camping is available. Standard RV and camper sites are $20, and deluxe water/electric sites are $50. For more information, see the website, email info@miamivalleymusicfest.com or call (937) 570-8037.

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Miami County Fair kicks off Friday TROY — The schedule for the Miami County Fair is jam-packed, kicking off this Friday and continuing through Aug. 16 featuring livestock shows, rides, games, food and entertainment all week long. Every day at the fair includes booths by local merchants, vendor displays, rides and games. Art and horticulture will be on display, and different animals will be shown in the livestock arenas. Food will be available from local organizations and carnival vendors, offering up everything from burgers and sausages to cotton candy and ice cream. The fair closes at 11 p.m. each day. Rides at the fair open at

4 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, 1 p.m. on Aug. 15 and 3 p.m. Aug. 16. Ride braclets, which are good all day and night, are $18 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, $15 Monday and Tuesday, $12 on Aug. 15 and $15 on Aug. 16. Single tickets are $1 each, or 20 tickets for $18. Reigning over the fair this year are king and queen Allison Ingle and Derek Gaier who were crowned last week at the fairgrounds. Friday is sponsored by Edison Community College. Opening ceremonies at noon in the grandstand really get the fair going. The Renegade Cowgirls Equestrian Drill Team will

perform in the horse arena at 5:30 p.m., and a baked goods auction will happen at 6 p.m. in the art hall. The Broken Lights will perform in the entertainment tent at 7 p.m., the same time the tractor pull starts in the grandstands. Saturday’s main event is a concert by 20-year-old country music star Hunter Hayes in the grandstands at 8 p.m. Tickets for the track are $18, and grandstand tickets are $12. In an interview with the Troy Daily News earlier this summer, Hayes described his show as “high energy” and said he’ll do a lot of songs from his new record, as well as a couple covers. Hayes’ 2011 debut single “Storm Warning” made

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it big on country radio stations nationwide, and he is playing at several county fairs this summer before going on tour opening for Carrie Underwood this fall. Tickets to his show at the fair can be ordered by calling (937) 335-7492. Other highlights on Saturday include musical duo Spittin’ Image in the entertainment tent at 3 p.m., followed by Rum River Blend at 5:30 p.m., and the Dynamic Championship Wrestling show at 4 p.m. Sunday, sponsored by Buckeye Insurance, gets under way with an antique car show at the north end of the fairgrounds at 9 a.m. Sunday will feature Gospel Fest in the entertainment tent with several different performers from 1:15 to 4:15 p.m. Sunday also features the pig and calf scramble, in which Junior Fair exhibitors have a chance to compete for cash prizes. It takes place at 7 p.m. in the grandstands. Monday is sponsored by ConAgra, and antique appraisal will be offered in the entertainment tent from noon to 4 p.m. Harness racing will be featured in the grandstand at 6:30 p.m., and the Melody Men will perform in the entertainment tent at 7 p.m. Harness racing continues Tuesday at the fair at 6:30 p.m. in the grandstand. The Rock Island Plow Co. will perform in the entertainment tent at 7 p.m. Aug. 15, sponsored by Upper Valley Medical Center, celebrates kids, the armed forces and senior citizens. Kid’s Fun Day is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for kids 10 and younger. A special performance by

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Mandy Havenar serves up milkshakes at the Miami County Fair last year. Ronald McDonald will take place at 10 a.m. in the entertainment tent, followed by the Big Red Shoe Revue. Lunch is provided. The kiddie tractor pull will be at 1 p.m. in the grandstand. The Golden Anniversary photo for seniors will be taken at 11 a.m., followed by a free lunch for seniors in the entertainment tent at noon. Later on Aug. 15, local heroes will be honored in a salute to veterans at 5:30 p.m. in the grandstand. It will include entertainment by the Troy High School band, presentation of colors by the West Milton American Legion, national anthem by the Troy Strawberry Festival Choir, an inspirational singer, Crystal

Ganger and the future of Miami County Horsemen, taps, a balloon launch, band spectacular and balloon glow. A special addition to this year’s veterans ceremony is the presentation of the World Trade Center artifact. On Aug. 15, the entertainment tent also will feature Mike Hemmelgarn at 1:30 p.m., the Classics at 4 p.m. and the Kate Hasting Band at 7 p.m. The 2012 Miami County Fair goes out with a bang Aug. 16 with a performance by Higgins Madewell in the entertainment tent at 7 p.m. and the demolition derby in the grandstand at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.miamicountyohiofair.com for a complete schedule.


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Silver Spoon celebrates first anniversary BY LINDY JURACK iN75 Editor TROY — The Silver Spoon Frozen Treat Factory owner Chad Mason says the warm winter and spring helped bring customers in the door during the new business’ first year, but anyone who has been in to dish up their own frozen treat would probably say the unique yogurt flavors and bevy of toppings are what draws them in. The Silver Spoon, 1446 W. Main St., is celebrating its one-year anniversary this month, offering coupons in the paper and to its loyal customers via email. Mason, who left his job in the education field to pursue a dream of having a family business, said they’ve made it to the milestone many small businesses never reach. “We survived what everyone said would be the roughest time,” Mason said. “There’s still the fear of the unknown, but we feel pretty good.” Mason expected the winter to be a slow time for a frozen food shop, and it was, but he feels blessed the season’s temperatures weren’t extreme. “We were very fortunate. A lot of things went our way. We had the warmest winter and the warmest spring in 100 years,” he said. To entice customers during the colder months, Mason added coffee, tea and hot chocolate to its menu. When he poured some java for himself one day and found it too hot, he added a bit of vanilla yogurt to cool it down, and a new idea was born. The employees started experimenting with different fla-

“We wanted to be more than a place to go get something to eat. We wanted to be a destination.”

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vor combinations, and then started encouraging customers to do the same. Pumpkin yogurt in coffee was popular in the fall, and others enjoyed mint yogurt in coffee and tea. The toppings bar has caramel and whipped cream that also can be added to coffee. Now that we are having a record hot summer, you can still get that coffee flavor, minus the hot drink, with coffee and cappuccino frozen yogurt flavors. Hot drinks are available all year round. Since its opening, The Silver Spoon also has added customer punch cards. One visit will earn you one punch, and nine punches will get you a free 10-ounce yogurt with four toppings. As a bonus, if it’s below 40 degrees outside when you come in for frozen yogurt, you get two punches. If you brave 20degree weather, you’ll get three punches. Mason said people really like using the punch cards. It also has had a unique affect on the owners, allowing them to see how much the community has rallied behind their new venture. In the winter, Mason had several customers who earned a free yogurt tell him they would wait until summer to use it because they knew winter was a rough time for them. “That really touched us,” Mason said. “It makes you so appreciative for the

community.” If you haven’t yet been to The Silver Spoon, it works like this: First you take a cup and fill it with frozen yogurt. There are always 10 different flavors on the wall and every two dispensers have another handle that squeezes out a twisted combination of the two flavors. For example, you can get peanut butter or chocolate, or peanut butter and chocolate twisted together, one of the most popular flavors. Next, you head to the toppings bar, which has everything from fruit to candy to cereal laid out on turntables that make it easy for children to reach. If you’d like, you can top it off with caramel, chocolate sauce, sprinkles and whipped cream. Your prices is calculated by how much your creation weights. Mason started with 200 flavors to choose from, and in a year, has only gone through about 70 to 80, meaning the shop will have most likely have new flavors for its whole second year, too. Blue raspberry recently made its way into the dispensers, and German chocolate cake and Georgia peach are heading there soon. A new flavor is swapped out with another every week to 10 days. Customers won’t see the same exact toppings on every visit either. Mason said since opening they’ve added Nerds candy and

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iN75 Editor Lindy Jurack helps The Silver Spoon celebrate its first year in business. vanilla wafers. “I do think that’s part of the reason for our success. When people come in, they can try new things,” he said. “You can be as creative as you want.” Getting creative is highly encouraged at The Silver Spoon. Customers are welcome to post their unique combinations on The Silver Spoon’s Facebook page and name their creation. If it sounds good, and what combo doesn’t, the staff posts a sign in the store right next to the cups displaying your name and recipe. Mason said kids especially love that and often come in to have their picture taken by the sign. “We wanted to be more than a place to go get something to eat. We wanted to be a destination,” Mason said. Some of the best recipes from customers have been for treats that taste like apple dumplings and ba-

nana splits. The upside to frozen yogurt is it can taste like pie, ice cream and other desserts, but it comes with way less calories. All the yogurt at The Silver Spoon is fat free, as well as gluten free. It has some flavors sweetened with stevia for people who watch their sugar, and it offers sorbets, which are dairy free for the lactose intolerant. “We have a lot of families who come in with one kid on a dairy-free diet and another on gluten-free, and this is a one-stop shop for them,” Mason said. “I’ve had a lot of families say this is the only place they can have dessert together.” Warm weather, being a fun place to go, offering a delicious product and catering to those with dietary needs, has all led to The Silver Spoon’s success in its first year, but Mason gives credit where credit is due, and some of the suc-

cess he says is thanks to social media. “Facebook has been huge for us. We have 1,500 fans on Facebook in one year,” he said. “We had 60 in the first two days, and when you get 60 people talking about your business, it’s amazing how fast it becomes 600.” And for good reason. If you’re not a fan of Silver Spoon on Facebook, you’re missing out. Mason’s wife, Carrie, who does most of the Facebook posting, chooses two fans at random each day to win a free yogurt. Employees at nearby businesses can post on the page saying their coworkers are hungry, and they might be chosen for a spontaneous yogurt delivery. Facebook fans also get to see what is in the freezer at the shop each day. When Mason changes out flavors, whatever is left in the dispensers gets put into a cup and stowed in the freezer. Customers can take the cups home for just 75 cents. New flavors are posted on Facebook along with fans’ combinations. Having fans online means a lot to the owners, but seeing people come in loyally means even more. “We go into the community and see people who are our customers working as cashiers or waiting tables. Then when they come in and give you their hardearned money, you’re extremely grateful because you realize where it came from,” Mason said. Stop in at The Silver Spoon Frozen Treat Factory to say “happy birthday” and have fun concocting your frozen treat. For more information, call the shop at (937) 552-9002.


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KuZZinZ Bar and Grill is a place for all skyscrapers lit up in the Wednesday is family background, and a rivernight, when kids younger boat with a red paddlethan 12 can receive a free kids meal with every adult TROY — A new hangout wheel heading under the entree purchase. Wedneshas opened in Troy, offering bridge. Noren painted it in day also is Deuces Wild a variety of food and drink, just three days. Torres added high-top Night on the Balcony, when along with local bands and tables and comfortable diners are encouraged to other entertainment in a padded chairs to the restauplay cards. friendly atmosphere. rant, which seats about 170 Tuesday features speKuZZinZ Bar and Grill cials on wings and draft opened at the beginning of including its main dining room, upstairs indoor balbeer, and Monday offers the summer at 3006 N. cony and outdoor patio. half-price appetizers. County Road 25-A, in the The all-American menu Torres hopes people will former LeDoux’s location. like coming to KuZZinZ for “I like to describe it as a has a little bit of everything for every taste bud. One of its great food and friendly hodgepodge place, where environment. She wants someone blue collar like my the highlights is the chicken tenders, made inpeople to say it’s their “new father who worked roofing STAFF PHOTO/LINDY JURACK spot,” and some already all his life can come in and house from chicken breasts KuZZinZ manager Monica Haulman makes a red, white and blue martini for a have. A group of ladies from have a beer next to a doctor and hand-breaded. Torres customer at the bar. assures the tenders are so the emergency room at the who’s having a glass of all homemade. KuZZinZ. The bar brings in nearby Upper Valley Medbig, two is enough for most sweet and salty flavors go wine,” said Janice Torres, great together. Torres herself makes the live bands on Friday nights, ical Center come in for diners. Fresh prime rib is who owns the restaurant The bourbon burger, desserts — everything from playing all styles of music ladies night Thursdays and with her husband, Richard. available Friday and Saturincluding blues, rock and day nights, and all-you-can- which comes with KuZZinZ cheesecake to chocolate always sit on the patio at Torres grew up in Troy own bourbon sauce, is one cake to brownie sundaes. country. Some bands set up the table nearest to the eat walleye is offered on and graduated from Troy of its top sellers, and the “I try to bring something in the main dining area, Friday. drive-thru-style window High School in 1994. She pastas are wonderful, Tordifferent in each week,” she others in the large open Torres said KuZZinZ is that opens right to the bar. previously worked as a conres said. Vegetarian options said. back room and some outAs business continues to tractor for the government, one of the only places The bar, which boasts a side on the patio. This Frigrow, Torres plans to add spending time in Iraq. Her around with a Monte Cristo are available, including a variety of draft beers, mar- day will feature Reflektion, catering and special events, on its menu. The sandwich four-cheese grilled cheese husband, originally from sandwich and the grilled tinis, margaritas and san16-year-old twins Jared and such as cruise-ins, to the is made with two slices of Iowa, is a former Marine. portabella mushroom. grias, has some of the Justin Younce, of Piqua. bar’s schedule. KuZZinZ is They decided it was time to French toast stuffed with Appetizers such as onion lowest drink prices in town, A disc jockey entertains open Monday to Friday at warm ham, smoked turkey, come home and be with Torres said. Happy hour is the crowd on Saturday melted Swiss and American straws and pork potato 11 a.m. and Saturday and family, so they set out to skins also are popular. A Monday through Friday nights with dancing and cheese and topped with Sunday at 1 p.m. Visit own their own business. wide selection of sides is from 3 to 8 p.m. sometimes karaoke. Thurs- www.kuzzinz.com or call powered sugar. It might Torres’ cousin Shane Food and drink isn’t the day night is ladies night, sound like an odd combina- available to choose from, the restaurant at (937) 552Williamson, a chef at Dayonly reason to come to plus trivia and karaoke. tion, but the owner said the and soups and sauces are 9794 for more details. ton’s Smash Burger, was looking to branch out, and cousin Monica Haulman came on board as manager. 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Harris Jeweler to give away jewelry if temps climb TROY — This month, Harris Jeweler in Troy is hoping to give away a half a million dollars in free jewelry. If the temperature hits 95 degrees Sept. 1, the first $500,000 worth of jewelry the store sells between Aug. 6 and Aug. 25 will be refunded 100 percent. The temperature will be gauged based on the re-

porting from the Dayton International Airport weather station. So what’s the catch? There is none. If the temperature hits, the store will pay out. “We were tired of the heat wave this summer and thought we would have some fun with it,” said Bonnie Harris Frey,

owner of Harris Jeweler. “Anyone who purchases any in-store or special order jewelry or store gift certificate that is bought and paid for during that time frame will get their purchase free if the weather station shows a temperature of 95 degrees or above on Sept. 1.” Even cooler yet, the

temperature the store chose as the tipping point is nowhere near a record breaking temperature. “Last year, we registered temperatures on Labor Day weekend of 98 degrees,” Frey said. “If we are going to run a promotion we want to make sure the big payout is a good possibility.”

And with the way summer has been this year, the odds are stronger than ever. The store plans to have many people shop early for Christmas because of the possibility of getting their Christmas gifts for free. The promotion also is perfect for those people ready to buy engagement rings. They al-

ready know they will be purchasing one, why not go somewhere with great value and service where you also have the possibility to get your engagement ring for free? So what do you have to do? Come into Harris Jeweler and buy your jewelry between now and Aug. 25. Then pray for heat!

Mobility scooters will be available for rent at the Miami County Fair by the hog arena. Handicapped parking is available on the north side of the fairgrounds as well. DeWitt got into the scooter rental business at public venues like fairs three years ago after a medical problem prevented extended mobility. Since then, he has rented scooters at fairs in Champaign, Clark, Madison and Hardin counties, in addition to Miami County last year.

“What started the whole idea and gave me the innovation to do it was a serious medical issue I had,” DeWitt told a Piqua Daily Call reporter last year. “I had problems with my legs, and I couldn’t really walk 100 feet without being in severe pain and needing to stop.” He said after someone loaned him a scooter, he immediately began thinking of ways to assist other people who had mobility issues, but still wanted to attend

Francis Furniture hosts floor model sale Francis Furniture is having its floor model clearance sale this weekend at the Sidney and Troy stores. Both locations are running 50 percent off of the suggested retail price on any of its floor models. The sale starts this Friday and concludes Monday. Troy store manager Adam Romer said this is the first year Francis is running this sale in August.

“We’ve only ran it once before, last December, and had great success. We use these times to clear out the floor samples to make room for new merchandise,” he said. In the fall and spring, Francis employees head to North Carolina to purchase new products and keep up with the current trends in the industry. This sale is in preparation for that buying trip. Both the Troy and Sid-

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GET UP & GO Rhythm Summer cruise-in PIQUA — The Spectacular Summer Cruise-in and Concert is this Saturday at Miami Valley Centre Mall in Piqua. Headlining the concert will be Herman’s Hermits, starring Peter Noone. The group’s classic hits include “I’m Into Something Good,” “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter,” “I’m Henry the VIII, I Am,” “Silhouettes,” “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat,” “There’s a Kind of Hush” and more. The event also features a cruise-in of more than 500 cars, other bands throughout the day, door prizes, food and drinks. Miami Valley Centre Mall ◆ Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. ◆ Free admission ◆ (937) 773-1225 Music Warehouse PIQUA — Music Warehouse will perform this weekend in Piqua in Fountain Park. Led by Piqua High School music director Tom Westfall, this group includes more than 200 students from third grade through college from the tri-county area. Songs for this year’s show will in-

clude tunes from the musicals “9 to 5,” “Catch Me If You Can,” “Memphis” and “Crazy for You.” The senior chorus will wear costumes and perform choreography, and the youth chorus will do a medley of patriotic songs as well as choreography. The talented group has been rehearsing since June. Hance Pavilion in Piqua ◆ Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. ◆ Free admission Dulahan TROY — Dulahan will bring Celtic music to downtown Troy Friday evening as part of the Troy Summer Music Series. The band’s music includes vocal harmonies, traditional Celtic instruments and spans a variety of emotions form evocative songs of life love, and liberty to more lighthearted themes of mythical sea creatures, a first kiss or Irish pub life. Dulahan is an anomaly in Celtic music, displaying an unwavering commitment to the strength and message of its original Celtic music. It pays homage to the traditional music that its signature sound has evolved from, but is proud to bring

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Sugar Grove will perform at the Tipp Roller Mill Theatre Saturday evening. their fresh new music to the Celtic music scene. Guests should bring chairs or blankets for seating. The rain location is Troy Christian High School, 700 S. Dorset Road. Prouty Plaza ◆ Friday 7:30 p.m. ◆ Free ◆ www.troymainstreet.org ◆ (937) 339-5455 Filling Station TROY — Coming up at the Filling Station this weekend is bike night with Sonny Moorman Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. with specials on pulled pork; Vice Presidents Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. with specials on fried shrimp; Paul Waters Lonesome Tears Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. with New York strip specials; and blues and barbecue with Sonny Moorman Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m. 2331 W. Market St. ◆ Various dates and times ◆ www.facebook.com/troyfillingstation ◆ (937) 339-4800 Cruizer’s RUSSIA — Mark Cantwil and Tim Hart will perform on the outdoor patio (weather permitting) at Cruizer’s Bar and Grill in Russia Thursday evening. The bike/steak night will feature ribeye

steaks on the grill, baked potatoes and a side salad from 6 to 8 p.m. 115 North St. ◆ Thursday 7 to 9:30 p.m. ◆ www.cruizersbarandgrill.com ◆ (937) 526-4800 Sugar Grove TIPP CITY — The Tipp Roller Mill Theater presents Sugar Grove Saturday evening. Since its beginning in 2004, Miami County’s Sugar Grove has been gaining respect of both audiences and peers with its vocal harmonies, instrumentation and wellchosen mix of material. While this consists mainly of contemporary and traditional bluegrass songs, audiences are often surprised with Sugar Grove’s take on some favorite country and pop songs as well. The band, comprised of Daryl Duncan (guitar), Craig Shaffer (banjo), Ethan Smith (mandolin) and Al Turnbull (upright bass), performs at many local venues, such as the Clifton Opera House and Greenville’s Annie Oakley Festival. 225 E. Main St. ◆ Saturday 7:30 p.m. ◆ $7 for adults, $4 for students K12 ◆ (937) 667-3696

Twilight Concert DAYTON — The Dayton Art Institute’s Twilight Concerts continue with a performance by the Dayton Area Harp Ensemble. Performed in the beautiful setting of the NCR Renaissance Auditorium, the Twilight Concerts series remains Dayton’s longestcontinuing concert tradition. 456 Belmonte Park North ◆ Thursday 7 p.m. ◆ Free for museum members, $8 for non-members ◆ www.daytonartinstitute.org ◆ (937) 223-5277 Daughtry KETTERING — Daughtry is performing at Fraze Pavilion Thursday night with special guests Mike Ruocco, Beta Wolf and Mike Sanchez. In the course of only five years, Chris Daughtry has had more than his share of career highlights. The singer/songwriter and musician from North Carolina has released back-to-back No. 1 albums, the multiplatinum “Daughtry” and 2009’s platinum “Leave This Town.” Daughtry has scored four No. 1 Top 40 hits (“It’s Not Over,” “Home,” “Feels … Like

Tonight” and “No Surprise”), earned four Grammy Award nominations, won four American Music Awards and brought its electrifying live show to all corners of the world. 695 Lincoln Park Blvd. ◆ Thursday 8 p.m. ◆ Tickets $30 ◆ www.fraze.com ◆ (937) 296-3300 Festival of the Vine KETTERING — Fraze Pavilion’s Festival of the Vine on Saturday features fine wines and cool jazz. Guests will be able to sample wines from all over the world. Free music includes Fo/Mo/Deep at 1 p.m. and the Matt Corey Band at 4 p.m. The evening will be headlined by George Benson in a ticketed concert (see below). 695 Lincoln Park Blvd. ◆ Saturday 1 p.m. ◆ Free festival ◆ www.fraze.com ◆ (937) 2963300 George Benson KETTERING — George Benson will headline the Festival of the Vine Saturday evening with special guest Christian Scott. At various points along the four-decade continuum of Benson’s career, he has been heralded as a jazz guitarist of unparalleled chops, a vocalist with great emotional range and sophistication or a combination of both. However, he regards himself as an entertainer in the broadest sense of the word — a singer of songs, a spinner of tales. 695 Lincoln Park Blvd. ◆ Saturday 7 p.m. ◆ Tickets from $29 ◆ www.fraze.com ◆ (937) 2963300 Boston KETTERING — Boston takes the Fraze stage with special guest the Steepwater Band Aug. 15. Centered on guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer


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Tom Scholz, the band Boston is a staple of classic rock radio playlists. Boston’s best-known songs include “More Than a Feeling,” “Peace of Mind,” “We’re Ready,” “Foreplay/Long Time,” “Rock and Roll Band” and “Smokin’.” 695 Lincoln Park Blvd. ◆ Aug. 15, 8 p.m. ◆ Tickets $40 ◆ www.fraze.com ◆ (937) 296-3300 Coming up at Riverbend CINCINNATI — Riverbend Music Center is hosting three performances this week by wellknown stars. 311 will take the stage Thursday night with Slightly Stoopid and the Aggrolites. Jackson Browne is performing Saturday with Sara Watkins. On Tuesday, Kelly Clarkson performs with the fray and Carolina Liar. Many more artists are on the schedule for the summer. 6295 Kellogg Ave. ◆ Various dates and prices ◆ www.riverbend.org ◆ (513) 232-5885

Stage Film series DAYTON — Victoria Theatre Association’s Cool Film Series is showing “Mary Poppins” this weekend at Victoria Theatre. From the moment Julie Andrews floats in on those changing winds, you can’t help but become completely and totally entranced with her supercalifragilisticexpialidociou s ways. Free popcorn and sodas are available in the lobby an hour before the movie, and an authentic theatre organ concert and sing-a-long begins 30 minutes prior to showtime. 138 N. Main St. ◆ Friday and Saturday 7:30

p.m., Sunday 3 p.m. ◆ Tickets $5 ◆ www.victoriatheatre.com ◆ (937) 228-3630 ‘Seussical’ SPRINGBORO — La Comedia Dinner Theatre presents “Seussical” now through Sept. 2. The Cat in the Hat is the master of ceremonies as the audience travels through the imagination of Dr. Seuss. “Seussical” brings the books you and your kids have grown up with to life in this sensational musical featuring bright and beautiful sets, cheerful songs and wonderful costumes. 765 W. Central Ave. ◆ Various showtimes through Sept. 2 ◆ Tickets from $53 ◆ lacomedia.com ◆ (937) 746-4554

Eye candy Charles Rowland SIDNEY — Gateway Arts Council in Sidney is hosting an exhibit titled “Charles Rowland and Friends” now through Aug. 31. It features watercolor artists Charles Rowland, Yuki Hall and Suzanne Accetta. Rowland’s work is characterized by strong design and a solid approach to the technical fundamentals of the medium. While avoiding photorealism, his painting style captures the essence and emotion of the subject while involving the viewers’ imagination in its interpretation. 216 N. Miami Ave. ◆ Weekdays through Aug. 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment ◆ Free ◆ www.gatewayartscouncil.org ◆ (937) 498-2787 Art at the Mill GREENVILLE —Art at the Mill at Bear’s Mill is featuring portraits by Botkins artist Lindsay

• CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 Cooper and pottery by Julie Clark, Dionne Fleming, Rita Wiley and Loretta Wray. 6450 Arcanum-Bear’s Mill Road ◆ Now through Aug. 26 ◆ Free ◆ www.bearsmill.com ◆ (937) 548-5112 ‘You Are My Superhero’ DAYTON — Dayton Art Institute shows off its super powers this summer with its “You Are My Superhero” exhibit, open now through Sept. 23. 456 Belmonte Park ◆ Sunday through Sept. 23 ◆ Adults $12, students/seniors $9, youth 7-17 $6, children 6 and younger and museum members free ◆ www.daytonartinstitute.org ◆ (937) 223-5277 Art quilts DAYTON — Aullwood Audubon Center’s 20th annual art quilt exhibit is on display in the Marie S. Aull Education Center’s Hallway of Wonder now through Aug. 19. The theme “The Good Earth” celebrates our unique planet, with intriguing works of art. “Pearl of the Planet, Robinson Farm Girl,” “Mon Grand Pere,” “Apologies to Grandma Moses” and “Q Garden” are just a few of the 42 beautiful art quilts in this exhibit. 1000 Aullwood Road ◆ Monday though Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. ◆ Admission for non-members is $4 for adults and $2 for children, Friends of Aullwood and National Audubon Society members are admitted free ◆ aullwood.center.audubon.org ◆ (937) 890-7360

Family fun Discovery Days TROY — Brukner Nature Center’s Summer Discovery Days continue

with “A Different Kind of Leftover” Saturday afternoon. At this event the whole family will discover a lot about animals just by what they leave behind, including footprints, tree rubs and even poo. Pre-registration is requested, but not required. 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road ◆ Saturday 2 to 4 p.m. Free for BNC Members, BNC entrance admission for non-members ◆ www.bruknernaturecenter.com ◆ (937) 698-6493 Wild Journeys TROY — Join Troy resident Larrell Walters for Wild Journeys at Brukner Nature Center Monday evening as he presents “Where Eagles Live! Dayton, Ohio,” his self-published pictographic account of two eaglets born in April 2011 to a nesting pair of bald eagles at Eastwood Lake MetroPark. 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road ◆ Mon-

can check the website for a suggested list. Space is limited, and advance registration is encouraged. 456 Belmonte Park ◆ Friday 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday noon to 4 p.m. ◆ $25 for members, $30 for non-members ◆ www.daytonartinstitute.org ◆ (937) 512-0152 SummerFest ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce hosts SummerFest this weekend all throughout St. Marys, including Memorial Park, K.C. Geiger Park, the library, gazebo and Skip Baughman Stadium. Activities include a 5K run, barbecue cook-off, craft show, volleyball, corn toss, parade, softball, talent show, wiffleball and more. Rides, games and food vendors are part of the fun. Throughout St. Marys ◆ Friday, Saturday and Sunday ◆ Free ◆ www.stmarysohio.org/su mmerfest

day 7 p.m. ◆ Free for BNC Members, $2 for non-members ◆ www.bruknernaturecenter.com ◆ (937) 698-6493 Family Fun Day JACKSON CENTER — The Jackson Center pool and park offers a Family Fun Day for residents Saturday. It includes free admission to the swimming pool and family-friendly activities in the park. Jackson Center Pool ◆ Saturday ◆ Free ◆ www.jacksoncenter.com ◆ (937) 596-6314 Costume-Con DAYTON — Dayton Art Institute is hosting Costume-Con as part of its Superhero Summer. Guests at this pay-to-play costume-making workshop will get advice and assistance from Handmade Dayton’s ETSY team to create a costume for DAI’s Superhero Costume Ball next weekend. Participants should bring their own materials, and

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Opening Friday ‘The Bourne Legacy’

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To become an elite government operative, a man hands himself over to the same agency that birthed the likes of Jason Bourne, but he’s eventually forced to go on the run. Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton Genre, rating: Thriller, PG-13

‘The Campaign’

Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell star in “The Campaign.”

Jeremy Renner and Edward Norton star in “The Bourne Legacy.”

When long-term congressman Cam Brady commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: naive Marty Huggins, director of the local tourism center. At first, Marty appears to be the unlikeliest possible choice, but, with the help of his new benefactors’ support, a cutthroat campaign manager and his family’s political connections, he soon becomes a contender who gives the charismatic Cam plenty to worry about. As election day closes in, the two are locked in a dead heat, with insults quickly escalating to injury until all they care about is burying each other. Because even when you think campaign ethics have hit rock bottom, there’s room to dig a whole lot deeper. Starring: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott Genre, rating: Comedy, R

‘Hope Springs’ Kay and Arnold are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple’s specialist in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough — the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place. Starring: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell Genre, rating: Comedy, PG-13

Meryl Streep stars in “Hope Springs.”

Still showing ‘Total Recall’ Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he’s got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life. Real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the Colin Farrell stars in run from the police controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen, the leader of the “Total Recall.” free world, Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter to find the head of the underground resistance and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love and his true fate. Starring: Colin Farrell, Bryan Cranston, Jessica Biel, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Nighy Genre, rating: Remake/sci-fi, PG-13

‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days’ During his summer vacation, “Wimpy Kid” Greg Heffley, the hero of the phenomenally successful book series, hatches a plan to pretend he has a job at a ritzy country club, which fails to keep him away from the season’s dog days, including embarrassing mishaps at a public pool and a camping trip that goes horribly wrong. Starring: Zachary Gordon, Steve Zahn, Robert Capron, Devon Bostick Genre, rating: Family, PG

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Apple Coleslaw 2 cups cabbage, finely shredded 1 tart red apple, cored and chopped 1/4 cup poppy seed dressing 2 tablespoons sour cream Toss together cabbage and apple. Combine dressing with sour cream; mix well and toss lightly with cabbage mixture. Chill. This salad goes great with grilled Kielbasa and corn on the cob.

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