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Monday, Sept. 1 - Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 -

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(Click HERE for Miami County Obituaries & HERE for Archived News) 

Dog Food Sold at Sam's Club Recalled
(Article from WHIO)

One Arrest Made in Weekend Stabbing in Troy
(Video from WHIO)

Lost Creek Music Experience this Saturday in Troy
(Article from My Miami County)

Fire Safety Legislation with Tipp Name on It Heads to Senate 
(Article from the Sunday Record Herald) 

West Milton Council Continues RV Ordinance Discussion
(Article from the Sunday Record Herald)

Tapas Tuesday a Hit at La Piazza
(Article from My Miami County)

Storm Clean-Up Continues in Tipp City
(Article from the Sunday Record Herald)

Troy Stabbing Not Home Invasion, Under Investigation
(Article from the Troy Daily News)

Riverfront Development Project Set for Third Reading
(Article from the Troy Daily News)

Troy Stabbing Victim Air Lifted 
(Video from WHIO)

Man Stabbed at Pleasant Hill Bike Rally 
(Article from WHIO)

Uptown Fashions Coming to Downtown Troy
(Article from the Troy Daily News)

Piqua Woman Saves Husband with CPR
(Article from the Troy Daily News)

Miami County Sheriff's Deputy Exchanges Badge for Life on the Road
(Article from the Piqua Daily Call)

Registration Open for Annual Mum Run
(Article from Dayton Daily News)

Ginghamsburg Church to Host Fall Festival Sept. 6
(Article from My Miami County) 

Autumn in Ohio Country 1814 Set for Sept. 27-28 at Staley Mill
(Article from My Miami County) 

Taste of Troy Returns September 13
(Article from My Miami County)

Thrivent Financial Agent Discusses Legal and Life Insurance Needs for Parents with College Bound
(Article from My Miami County)

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(Click HERE for this Weekend's Calendar of Events
For Nightlife only, click HERE)

Tuesday, September 2

                                        Special Events                                          

Adult Exploration Hike at Farrington Reserve (FREE)
PIQUA - The Miami County Park District will host its Adult Exploration Hike from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at Farrington Reserve, 1594 W. Peterson Road in Piqua. Join a naturalist as they head out to explore nature. Walks are not strenuous or fast-paced. The program is free.

Fall Squash, Mums, Blackberries, Peaches and Apples at Fulton Farms - Open Daily
TROY - Fulton Farms is moving into its fall harvest, which includes fall squash, blackberries, mums, apple cider, peaches, apples and more. The market is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday at 2393 St. Rt. 202. For an update-to-date crop report, call (937) 339-8246.

Tapas Tuesday at La Piazza
TROY - Tapas are perfectly portioned foods served on small plates (at small prices) and are meant to be shared with other dinner guests. Each Tuesday evening, La Piazza serves a variety of Tapas menu items. The Tapas can start a meal or finish it. The regular menu is also available. La Piazza is located at 2 N. Market St. in
downtown Troy and offers indoor and patio seating. For reservations, call (937) 339-5553. To preview the menu and for additional information, click HERE.

Wing Night at Mojos Bar & Grille
TROY - Mojos Bar & Grille will now host Wing Night every Tuesday starting at 4 p.m. The wings are available on Tuesdays only and includes wings with Asian, Buffalo, Honey, Mustard and BBQ sauce and is $6.99 for six wings and $9.99 for 10 wings. Mojos is located at 109 E. Main St. and can be reached at (937) 552-9172. For more specials and events at Mojos, click HERE.

50 Cent Coneys at the Little York Tavern & Pizza Troy
TROY - From 4-11 p.m. on Tuesdays, the Little York Tavern & Pizza Troy serves 50 cent Coneys. The tavern is located at 118 W. Main St. in downtown Troy.

Bakehouse Bread and Cookie Company Bake Schedule Tuesday
TROY - On Tuesdays, Bakehouse Bread and Cookie Company bakes fresh New York Rye, Cherry Oatmeal and Cranberry-Poppyseed. The store is located at Public Square SW in Troy and can be reached at (937) 339-8100. To see the full baking schedule, as well as the menu and box lunch options, click HERE.

Pasta Fest at Beppo Uno
PIQUA - Beppo Uno's Tuesday Night Pasta Fest features all-you-can-eat pasta, salad and garlic bread for $10.95. Guests first choose from four pastas (spaghetti, penne, fettucini or rigitoni) and then from seven different sauces (see HERE), or add meatballs for $2.99. Gluten-free penne is also available for $3 more. Beppo Uno is located at 414 W. Water St. and is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday; and noon to 10 p.m. on Sundays. For reservations, call (937) 615-1100.

Jewelry Coming to  Primm 'N Proper in Troy
TROY - Starting Set. 1, Primm 'N Proper will be featuring Chines Jewelry by Amanda.  These one of a kind, handmade pieces would make a beautiful gift. Primm 'N Proper is located at 115 E. Main St. in downtown Troy. For more information, click HERE

CottonBabies Cloth Diapers Now Available at Samozrejme
TROY - CottonBabies Cloth diapers and diapering accessories are available at Samozrejme at 123 S. Market St. in Troy. Samozrejme is a natural family store that also features eco friendly products such as baby carriers, reusable snack items, natural and handmade toys, and Barefoot Books. For more information, click HERE.

David Fair on the Square Continues to Add New Items
TROY - Come find high end consignment furniture and decor at David Fair on the Square, located at 301 Public Square SE in Troy. The store is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information and inventory updates, click HERE.

ReStore Provides Heavily Discounted Home Improvement Products
TROY - The Habitat for Humanity ReStore sells gently used home improvement merchandise at 50-75 percent below retail price. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Miami County. Donations are also accepted. They are located at 150 E. Race St. in Troy. For more information, click HERE.

                                       Dining & Nightlife                                       


Z's $6 Lunch Specials - Monday-Thursday
PIQUA - From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Z's offers five $6 lunch specials. Options are: Breaded Tenderloin, Hamburger, Pulled Pork, Steak Sub and Fish Sandwich. Each meal is served with a drink and chips. Z's is located at 319 N. Wayne St. in downtown Piqua and can be reached at (937) 773-9190.

Lunch Specials at Mulligan's Pub in Piqua - Monday-Saturday
PIQUA - Mulligan's Pub offers a variety of lunch specials from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Specials include a two-piece fried chicken dinner for $5.99; chicken bacon ranch wrap (grilled or fried) for $5.99; a chicken caesar wrap for $5.49 and a ham and cheese sub for $5.49. All lunch specials are served with fries, chips, cole slaw and cottage cheese or, for $1 more onion soup or sweet potato fries. Mulligan's is located at 110 W. High St. and can be reached at (937) 606-2819. For additional specials and entertainment, click HERE.

Pork Tenderloin Special at the Little York Tavern & Pizza Troy - Open Daily
TROY - Along with famous pizza, the Little York Tavern & Pizza Troy offers daily lunch specials from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday's special is a Pork Tenderloin meal for $6. Patrons can also enjoy a garden salad and the homemade soup of the day for $6.95 seven days a week. To view the full menu, click HERE. The Little York Tavern & Pizza Troy is located at 118 W. Main St. in downtown Troy and is open 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. daily.

All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet at La Piazza - Monday-Friday
TROY - La Piazza serves its all-you-can-eat lunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday for $8.95. Guests can dine on nine different items, as well as all-you-can-eat salad and bread with house-made herb butter. The buffet features pizza, vegetables, a potato item, soups and more. For today's buffet menu, click HERE.

The Comeback Special at the 311 Drafthouse - Monday-Thursday
PIQUA - Come in for lunch Monday through Thursday at the 311 Drafthouse in downtown Piqua and bring your receipt back after 3 p.m. for a free appetizer. The 311 Drafthouse is located at 311 N. Main St. in downtown Piqua and can be reached at (937) 615-9705. To view the pub's full menu, click HERE.

Bakehouse Bread & Cookie Co. Breakfast & Lunch - Monday-Saturday
TROY - Along with preparing fresh breads six days a week, the Bakehouse Bread & Cookie Company in downtown Troy serves breakfast and lunch. Click HERE for the full menus. For additional lunch specials, follow the bakery on Facebook HERE. Breakfast is served from 7-11 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Pizza Special at Al's Pizza in Troy
TROY - Buy two or more 14-inch pizzas and get $2 off each pizza at Al's Pizza, 13 S. Weston in Troy. To place your order, call (937) 335-2100. Click HERE for more information.

Two for $20 Menu at Applebee's in Troy
TROY - Receive two entrees and one appetizer for $20 at Applebee's in Troy. To view the menu, click HERE.

Paella, Stuffed Gnocchi and Shredded Zucchini Cakes at Basil's on Market in Troy
TROY - Basil's on Market features a variety of unique menu items, including Paella (fresh mussels, shrimp, chicken and andouille sausage tossed with tomatoes, peas, peppers, with tri-colored pasta in a saffron broth), Gnocchi (filled with herbed asiago cheese over basil's house marinara) and Zucchini Cakes (over heirloom tomatoes, on top grilled asparagus covered with fresh mozzarella evoo and fresh ground sea salt and pepper). Basil's is located at 18 N. Market St. in downtown Troy. For more information, click HERE.

Extra Large Two-Topping Pizza with Breadsticks and a 2-Liter for $20.99 at Beppo Uno - Open Daily
PIQUA - Click HERE for an exclusive coupon good for an extra large two-topping pizza with breadsticks and a 2-liter for $20.99. To place your order, call (937) 615-1100. Beppo Uno is located at 414 W. Water St. in downtown Piqua. To view the full menu, click HERE. Delivery is available from 4-10 p.m. on Mondays.

$2.50 Off Mulligan's Reuben Sandwich
PIQUA - Mulligan's Pub has one of the best reuben sandwiches in the Miami Valley. On Tuesdays starting at 5 p.m., patrons can take $2.50 off the pub's reuben. The regular menu and two full bars also are available. Mulligan's is located at 110 W. High St. and can be reached at (937) 606-2819. For additional specials and entertainment, click HERE.

Dinner at Mojos Bar & Grille & New Dining Room
TROY - Mojos Bar & Grille serves dinner every Monday through Saturday and has a new dining room for patrons to enjoy! The pub recently added Beer Battered Green Beans, Mojos Nachos (loaded) and Loaded Beer Cheese Fries. Additionally, the popular Strawberry Fields Salad is back on the menu for spring and offers popular pastrami, monte cristo, grilled chicken and roast beef sandwiches, among others, as well as Scotch eggs, egg rolls, tacos and sliders. Mojos is located at 109 E. Main St. in downtown Troy and is open 4 p.m. to midnight Monday-Wednesday; 11 a.m. to midnight Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The restaurant is also open for lunch at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. To view the menu and for more information, click HERE.

Wing Tuesday at BW3s in Troy 
TROY - BW3s in Troy offers 50 cent wings (dine in or carryout) every Tuesday. Those who dine in can also enjoy $2.50 tall Bud Lights, plus bar trivia, video games, table games and more. BW3s is located at 2313 W. Main St. and can be reached at (937) 440-9016.

40 Cent Wings at Harrison's (Dine-In Only)
TIPP CITY - On Tuesdays only, and while dining in, enjoy 40 cent wings at Harrison's Restaurant, located at 106 E. Main St. The restaurant can be reached at (937) 667-5223. For more special events at Harrison's, click HERE.
Dollar Night at Hickory River Smokehouse
TIPPCITY - From 3-9 p.m. on Tuesdays, Hickory River Smokehouse in Tipp City hosts Dollar Night. Guests can dine on Pulled Pork Minis, Baby Back Ribs and french fries for $1, as well as $1 domestic bottled beers. Hickory River Smokehouse is located at 135 S. Garber Dr. and can be reached at (937) 669-2271.

All-You-Can-Eat Ribs & Free Wings at Company 7 BBQ
ENGLEWOOD - Company 7 BBQ offers all-you-can-eat ribs and five wings for $19.99 on Tuesday nights. The meal starts with the five wings and is followed by a half-slab of ribs, choice of two sides and a cheese muffin. Your server will bring additional ribs to your table for as long as you last! The offer is good from 5-9 p.m. The restaurant is located at 1001 S. Main St. in Englewood and can be reached at (937) 836-2777.


New 5-4-3-2-1 Happy Hour at La Piazza - Monday-Friday
TROY - La Piazza is introducing a new Happy Hour called 5-4-3-2-1. Bar patrons can get discounts of $5 to $1 off appetizers and drinks from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. La Piazza is located at 2 N. Market St. in downtown Troy and can be reached at (937) 339-5553.

Tequila Tuesday at the Leaf & Vine 
TROY - The Leaf & Vine hosts Tequila Tuesday every week; offering $1 off all tequila shots and tequila mixed drinks, including Patron, Jose Cuervo, Bad Juans, Milagro and 1800. The Leaf & Vine is located at 108 W. Main St. in downtown Troy and opens at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (937) 332-0773 or click HERE.

$3.11 For All Specialty Beers at the 311 Drafthouse
PIQUA - Here's your chance to sample some of the best beers in the world at discounted prices. Every Tuesday, the 311 Drafthouse offers all of its beers for $3.11, including craft and imported beers. The pub has 20 beers on tap and more behind the bar. Along with this special offer, from 3-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, the pub hosts Happy Hour with $1.50 domestic pints, $3 well drinks and $1 off a glass of wine. The pub is located at 311 N. Main St. and is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Tuesdays. For more information, click HERE.

Karaoke/DJ Music on Tuesdays and Thursdays at The Brewery (FREE)
TROY - The Brewery in downtown Troy hosts Karaoke/DJ Music from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. There is no cover charge and drink specials are available throughout the evening. The Brewery is located at 111 W. Water St. and can be reached at (937) 339-8595.

Happy Hour ($4 Off Select Appetizers & $5 Off Select Wines) at La Piazza - Monday-Friday
TROY - La Piazza hosts Happy Hour from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Patrons in the bar area can take $5 off selected bottles of wine; $4 off selected appetizers; $3 off glasses of house wine; $2 off well drinks and draft beer; and $1 off bottled beer. Additionally, a specialty house martini will be featured each week and will be reduced by $2. La Piazza is located at 2 N. Market St. on the Square in downtown Troy. For reservations, call (937) 339-5553. For more information, click HERE.
Mojos Tuesday Nights - $1 Off All Craft Beers (50 to Choose From)
TROY - Mojos Bar & Grille is open for dinner and drinks from 4 p.m. to midnight on Tuesdays. Along with the full menu being available for dinner patrons, all guests can enjoy $1 off all craft beers. There are 50 different craft beers to choose from. Menu highlights at Mojos includes: BBQ Pork Sliders, Grilled Portobello sandwiches, a Monte Cristo, three dinner salads, Buffalo Goat Cheese and Scotch Eggs. To see the full menu, click HERE. Mojos is located at 109 E. Main St. and can be reached at (937) 552-9172.

Open Mic Session at the Dublin Pub (FREE)
DAYTON - The Dublin Pub hosts Open Mic Sessions at 9 p.m. Tuesdays at 300 Wayne Ave. in Dayton. Bring an instrument, play solo or join with other musicians for a jam session. The event is free. For more information, call (937) 224-7822.

Electronic Dance Music at The Therapy Cafe (FREE)
DAYTON - Every Tuesday night, The Therapy Cafe hosts Electronic Dance Music night. There is no cover charge and the music starts at 9 p.m. The Therapy Cafe is located at 452 E. Third St. in downtown Dayton.

Trivia with a Twist at Bolts Sports Cafe in Englewood (FREE)
ENGLEWOOD - Featuring music vides, Youtube clips and regular trivia questions, Bolts Sports Cafe in Englewood hosts Trivia with a Twist from 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday at 910 S. Main St. There is no cover charge and prizes are awarded to winners. 
Triv Free or Die Hard at Blind Bob's Tavern (FREE)
DAYTON - Blind Bob's Tavern in the Oregon District hosts Triv Free or Die Hard from 7-9:30 p.m. every Tuesday. The trivia game is centered around pop culture and guests can win prizes. Food and drinks are available throughout the evening. Blind Bob's is located at 430 E. Fifth St. and can be reached at (937) 938-6405.

Open Mic Night at The Dublin Pub (FREE)
DAYTON - The Dublin Pub hosts its Open Mic Night starting at 9 p.m. on Tuesdays. Guests can bring their own instruments and perform with other musicians or solo. Accordingly, there's also a Irish Session. There is no cover charge and all types of music and styles are welcome. The Dublin Pub is located at 300 Wayne Ave. and can be reached at (937) 224-7822.

BINGO & Taco Tuesday at Lucky's Taproom and Eatery (FREE)
DAYTON - Lucky's Taproom and Eatery hosts free BINGO starting at 9 p.m. every Tuesday at 520 E. Fifth St. in the Oregon District in Dayton. Guests can win prizes while enjoying beer and tacos during Taco Tuesdays. Meat, fish and vegan options are available. For more information, call (937) 222-6800.

                                 Arts & Leisure                                   

Early Morning Discovery Hikes at Shawnee Prairie Preserve in Greenville (FREE)
GREENVILLE - Every Tuesday morning at 8 a.m., Darke County Parks hosts its Early Morning Discovery Hike at Shawnee Prairie Preserve, 4267 St. Rt. 502 W. in Greenville. Guests will explore local trails while bird watching, hunting wildflowers and identifying trees and fungi. The hike takes place rain or shine and is free. Bring binoculars or borrow a pair from the park district. For more information, call (937) 548-0165.

Adult Nature Walk at Taylorsville MetroPark (FREE)
VANDALIA - Explore nature at Taylorsville MetroPark from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday during the free Adult Nature Walk. Guests will explore a variety of habitats while learning and sharing about the natural world. Meet at the CCC/East Parking Lot, 2101 US 40 in Vandalia. For more information, call (937) 277-4178.

Savvy Stitchers at the Tipp Library (FREE)
TIPP CITY - Bring your project or learn from others at Savvy Stitchers, taking place from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Tipp Library, 11 E. Main St. For further details, call (937) 667-3826.

Merry Quilters Club (FREE)
PIQUA - Today at the Piqua Library from 2-4 p.m., the Merry Quilters Club meets to share patterns, quilting techniques, and fellowship. Anyone interested in the art and craft of quilting is welcome. This month, the club will meet in the 2nd floor Founders Room. For more information contact Ann at (937) 622-9298.

                                 For Children & Families                                   

Teen Game Night at the Milton Library (FREE)
WEST MILTON - Teens ages 12 and up are invited to stop by the Milton-Union Library, 560 S. Main St., for a fun evening of gaming with friends from 6-7:30 p.m. Board games will be provided or you are welcome to bring your own to share. The library requests no video games. Snacks will also be provided.

Tiny Tots at the Milton-Union Library (FREE)
WEST MILTON - Every Tuesday from 1-1:30 p.m., the Milton-Union Library, 560 S. Main St., has Tiny Tot's for children ages 1-3 and their caregivers. There will be stories, finger plays, songs, movement, crafts, and other fun activities. To contact the library call (937) 698-5515.

Jumpy's Fun Zone - Double Ticket Tuesday 
TROY -  Jumpy's Fun Zone in Troy is open from 3-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and hosts Double Ticket day. All tickets for winners of games will be doubled at the prize desk. The fun center also offers unlimited laser tag for $15 (add unlimited jumping for $5) and unlimited jumping for $7. Stay and play with video games and a concession area with pizza, pretzels and other food. Please remember to bring socks!!! Jumpy's is located at 1528 W. Main St. behind McDonald's from Main Street. For more information, or to plan your visit, click HERE

Story Time at the Bradford Library (FREE)
BRADFORD - There are stories, music, and hands-on activities from 11 a.m. to noon during story time at the Bradford Library, 138 E. Main St. For more information call the library at (937) 448-2612.

More Family Fun
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Lost Creek Music Experience Set For Saturday
Show Features Clark Manson, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers and Hey Monea! 
TROY - The Miami County Park District will host a one-day music festival at Lost Creek Reserve in Troy on September 6 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.  The Lost Creek Music Experience will feature various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk and bluegrass. 
“We want this to be a relaxing day of food, friends and music,” said J. Scott Myers, executive director of the Miami County Park District. “It is a way to share the County’s rural charm with visitors.”
Headlining the festival will be Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, Clark Manson, Higgins-Madewell and Hey Monea!. The festival will also showcase "Home.Grown.Talent" throughout the day with featured local bands. 
Clark Manson will be one of the headline acts at the first ever
Lost Creek Music Experience in Troy on September 6.
According to Myers, a few of the bands that will be performing are on the verge of national recognition. Hey Monea! is currently touring in support of their Hard Rock Records debut release Cheap Souvenirs, featuring the single “Adeline,” which is currently charting on both AAA and Hot AC radio formats. Produced by Grammy-winner Dennis Herring (Ra Ra Riot, Modest Mouse, Counting Crows), Cheap Souvenirs highlights the band’s unique brand of classic piano-based poprock bringing to mind the prime of Elton John, Billy Joel and Jackson Browne. The trio from CantonOhio won the 2012 Hard Rock Rising contest beating out over 12,000 bands worldwide. They subsequently played main stage at the 2012 Hard Rock Calling Festival opening for Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band.
Another up-and-coming artist scheduled to perform is Clark Manson (from Covington), officially sponsored by Jagermeister USA. He released his debut album in November 2013, "Running with the Night," which quickly climbed the iTunes charts, peaking at No. 30 on the day of its release. "Running with the Night," also checked in at No. 5 on the Billboard “Heatseekers” chart in November 2013, and has received much
Hey Monea! is an up-and-coming folk/rock band that
will be performing at this music concert in Troy.
recognition all around the world by some of Manson’s 36,000 Twitter followers and fans. Since the album's release, Manson has swamped the ticket-booths, selling out a number of shows and quickly becoming a notable country vision in states ranging from Wisconsin, all the way to Texas.
Back by popular demand are bluegrass favorites Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers. They have an energetic mix of quality Bluegrass and Gospel music, inventive instrumental work, a wide variety of vocal arrangements including a capella quartets and tasteful, down-home humor.  They have been seen by thousands of fans across the country at nearly every national bluegrass event.
Also appearing is Higgins-Madewell who bring their unique combination of strong vocals, acoustic guitar and heartfelt original lyrics to the stage.  Their music appeals to a broad range of people and their fan base spans from teens to retirees.
“We felt that it was important to showcase local musicians at the festival too,” Myers said.
The park district partnered with Chris and Linda Tatarian from Rum River Productions to coordinate the local talent. They will also be performing on stage with their band Rum River Blend.  
Capacity at the festival is limited and there will be presale tickets available.  In the upcoming weeks, more information will be posted on the park district website.
Taste of Troy Returns on September 13
TROY —Troy Main Street, Inc. presents the 2014 Taste of Troy on Saturday, September 13th from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The event is held annually in downtown Troy to showcase local restaurants in the picturesque town square.
Visitors can sample the culinary delights of thirteen hometown restaurants, listen to live music, shop at the Downtown Farmers Market, participate in beer and wine tastings, and visit dozens of downtown shops.
Expect to taste a wide range of food from a variety of independent restaurants including Italian, Mexican, classic American fare, locally grown and raised, and more.  New participants in this year’s Taste of Troy are Brittney’s Cakes, Little York Tavern, and Basil’s on Market.
“Tastes” for sale include a diverse array of menu items featuring up to three different offerings from each participating restaurant.
To satisfy a hunger for entertainment, several musical performances are scheduled for Prouty Plaza throughout the day. Slated to perform are A Sweet Sound, Megan Osman, Colin Richards, and Southbound.
Troy is unmatched in the quality and quantity of independent restaurants for a city of its size,” observes Andi Trzeciak, director of Troy Main Street.  “The Taste of Troy provides an opportunity for people to sample signature dishes from a wide variety of restaurants while enjoying live music.”
Two downtown establishments, La Piazza and The Caroline, will offer wine and beer tastings on their respective outdoor patios. The Downtown Troy Farmers Market will extend its hours until 2 p.m.
Admission to the Taste of Troy is free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of Gordon Orthodontics, the Miami Country Visitors and Convention Bureau, WYSO, and the Troy Tribune.
Tickets for food tastes and drinks can be purchased at the Taste of Troy. For additional information, contact Troy Main Street at 937-339-5455 or visit
Thousands Expected For Community Fall Fest At Ginghamsburg Church
Festival to Feature Fireworks, Games, Food and More
TIPP CITY - On Saturday, September 6 the Ginghamsburg Church front lawn is set to transform into an evening of fun for the entire community. All ages are welcome, and admission is free for the 2014 Fall Fest featuring giant inflatables, carnival games and rides, food vendors and more. The festivities all conclude with a fireworks show at dark.
The fall fest has been held annually at Ginghamsburg for more than a decade. Last year nearly 4,000 guests took part. Due to the overwhelming number of participants
Along with games, food and family entertainment,
the Ginghamsburg Church Fall Festival on
Sept. 6 will feature fireworks.
last year, festival coordinators plan to double most of the attractions at this year’s Fall Fest.
“The purpose of Fall Fest is to provide a fun, free event for guests and families. We want to create an atmosphere that produces lasting memories and most importantly shows the community the love of Jesus Christ,” said Nathan Mills, Director of Guest Services and Events.
Guests will enjoy a fun-filled activity tent for kids, a DJ, hayrides, pony rides and a pumpkin patch where every child receives a free pumpkin. Approximately nine food vendors will also be on site offering all the favorite traditional festival foods such as elephant ears, funnel cakes, cotton candy, Philly cheese steak and sausage sandwiches. There will also be gourmet burgers, pizza, chicken and hand-cut chips.
The fireworks show is provided by American Fireworks and is scheduled to last about 20 minutes. “You won’t want to miss this incredible firework display. It’s going to be the perfect end to a fantastic evening,” said Mills.
In addition to providing a good time for all visitors, Ginghamsburg also looks forward to introducing newcomers to the church. With over 100 volunteers and staff members hosting the event, festival goers will be invited back to the Ginghamsburg Church front lawn on Sunday, September 7 for a powerful one-of-a-kind worship experience bringing together all three Ginghamsburg campuses. This “All Church” Outdoor Worship will take place at 10am, and the community is encouraged to take part.
Sponsors of the 2014 Community Fall Fest include: Troy Ford, Dave Arbogast Buick/GMC, Dave Knapp Ford, Emmerson Climate Technologies, New Tech Plastics,, ProSource, Piqua Steele and Crane, Speedpro Imaging, Tipp City Veterinary, Hospital and Wellness Center, American Fireworks, US Bank and Amlin Advantage.
For more information about Ginghamsburg Church, visit
Autumn in the Ohio Country 1814 Set for Sept. 27-28 at Staley Mill
Event to Feature Living History Exhibits, Crafters and More
NEW CARLISLE - Autumn in the Ohio Country 1814 will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 at Historic Staley Mill Farm, 7095 Staley Road in New Carlisle.
Come experience activities based on real events on the Ohio Frontier in the fall  of
Living history exhibits and demonstrations will be part of the
Autumn in the Ohio Country 1814 on Sept. 27-28 at Staley Mill.
1814; a militia muster, a community feast of thanksgiving, various artisans at work.
Presentations are scheduled throughout the day by historic Interpreters and historic artisans will be demonstrating their skills and some will be selling their wares.
Frontiersman, Simon Kenton, will be portrayed by nationally known historic
interpreter Mel Hankla who will speak on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 2
o’clock and will mingle with visitors until 3:30 p.m.
The Copper Arrow Antique Show will feature primitive and country furniture, good collectable smalls and all needfuls to fill your country home. Presented by dealers from the surrounding Ohio country.
Historic Staley Mill Farm, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places is located in Miami County in Bethel Township off of State Rt. 201 at 7095 Staley Road, New Carlisle.
The farm is one of America’s last original Pioneer Agricultural / Industrial Farms of its kind and features a 1818 grist mill as well as Indian Creek Distillery which distills early American Rye Whiskey in the family’s original 1820 pot stills.
True Heritage, Timeless History and the Spirit of Liberty reflect Elias Staley’s entrepreneurial vision that has been preserved for 6 generations at the Staley Mill Farm.
For more information, click HERE.
“Bubbles in a Bottle” Wine Tasting in Piqua Set for September 12
PIQUA - The Friends of the Piqua Public Library are presenting “Bubbles in a Bottle” at the library on Friday, September 12 at 7 p.m., as part of its Library Lounge Series. Julia Benkert, of Love 2 Wine Parties, will share information about (and give tastes of) a variety of sparkling wines from all over the world.
Julia Benkert is a serious wine enthusiast who loves nothing more than introducing people to the joys of wine appreciation. Benkert holds a Wine Spirits Education Trust Certification in wine expertise, and has facilitated events and tastings of both large and small groups. She frequents seminars and professional tastings to increase her knowledge of the wine experience.
Benkert says, “Wine tasting should be fun, educational, and enjoyable, but never intimidating,” and she would like to introduce event goers to one of her favorite varieties, sparkling wines, in an evening that promises to be unique, fun-filled, and “snob free.”
The wines will be provided by Jerardi’s Little Store in DaytonOhio. The event is free and open to the public, and only for those over the age of 21. Please join us in the lobby of the Piqua Public Library at 116 W. High St, on September 12th, refreshments and door prizes will be provided.
More information about these and other upcoming events can be found on the library calendar at
Second Story Secrets Tour to be held in Downtown Troy
TROY - Troy Community Works and the Leadership Troy 2014 Action Team are excited to present to the city the inaugural Second Story Secrets Tour to be held downtown on October 4, 2014 from 4-7pm. The tour will feature 11 second floors around the square of Troy. We will begin at the Mayflower and finish at the Troy Community Room with food and wine at those locations. Locations include:

  • The Troy Rec (newly renovated!)
  • The Dye Building (2nd & 3rd Floors)
  • The Shannesy Building (1st-2nd Floor)
  • The East Gate Building (1st & 2nd Floors)
  • The Miami County Power Plant
  • The Troy Masonic Temple
  • 221 Public Square Apartment
  • The Old Courthouse (Little York Tavern)
  • La Piazza 2nd Floor Apartment
  • The Troy Community Room
  • The Mayflower
The tour will begin at the Mayflower 11 W. Main St. (2nd floor) where you will exchange your ticket for a passport and map of various locations open for the tour and which can be visited casually in any order. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres at the Mayflower and leisurely make your way around to the other 10 locations. The evening will end at the Troy Community Room with more refreshments. Have your passport stamped at every location and throw it into a drawing for some door prizes. The tour is a walking tour with stairs and is recommended for adults 18 and older. An exclusive website has been developed with more information at
Tickets are available now and until September 29th for $25 each or 2 for $45 or at the door on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 from 4-7 p.m. at $30 each. Tickets are available for purchase on the website or at Partners In Hope, Winner’s Computer, Applied Chiropractic, and the Olive Oasis in downtown Troy beginning August 26th.
All proceeds benefit Troy Community Works, a non-profit organization that strives to enhances the long term well-being and livability of the City of Troy by a collaborative approach to sustainable community development.  For more information please contact Martha Harris at
Mayflower Arts Center to Add Open Mic Variety Nights to Repertoire
TROY – To further its vision to support local artists, the Mayflower Arts Center11 W. Main St., is adding Open Mic Variety Nights to its repertoire. The event is open to any and all who would like to perform. Solo and group acts may include, but are not limited to, music, stand-up comedy, poetry, skits, or magic. The MAC is a family-friendly venue, so all content must be acceptable for all ages. “We are very excited!” says Lisa Bauer, Owner and Director of the
Mayflower Arts Center. “Having the new mini-stage in our main theatre allows us to flex the space for a variety of uses, including theatre and performance. This is all a small step toward our giant vision of renovating the original 1928 stage in the back of the building. Back in the day the stage was used for performance events including vaudeville acts. It is wonderful to get back to the Mayflower’s roots and showcase more venues now as an Arts Center!”
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays and the acts will go on from 7-9 p.m. There will be a $5/person cover at the door (to play or stay). Upon arrival, artists will be able to sign up for a fifteen minute time slot that includes a five minute period for setup. Time slots will be available on a first come, first serve basis. If artists wish to secure a time slot ahead of time, they may sign up in person at the Mayflower Arts Center between 4-6 p.m. on Saturdays with a nonrefundable $5/person deposit.
Available equipment for the Open Mic Variety Night will be limited to only one microphone, used through the house sound system. Artists are welcome to perform acoustically or bring their own additional (minimal) equipment, as there will be a strict time schedule and each act will only have five minutes to set up.
A raffle will be held at the conclusion of the evening. Two (2) tickets will be drawn at random for prizes. Participants must be present to win. For more information, visit or LIKE “Mayflower Arts Center” on Facebook and @MayflowerArts on Twitter.
The Mayflower Arts Center provides a community-friendly environment to create art, and enlighten and inspire a deeper appreciation of art among artists and patrons. Located prominently on the vibrant downtown square of TroyOhio—in the historic 1928 Mayflower Theater building—the Mayflower Arts Center offers gallery and exhibit spaces, fine art retail, classes and workshops, art lectures, indie movies, and variety of other special events.