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Today's Calendar


Naturalist Adventure Series "Tracks in the Snow" (FREE
TIPP CITY - Trek through the trails of Charleston Falls and discover animal tracks and learn about nature in the winter at this Miami County Park program taking place from 1-4 p.m. It is free. For more information, click HERE.

Musician's Club of Troy Student Honors Recital at the Hayner (FREE)
TROY - The Musicians Club of Troy Students Honors Recital will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hayner in Troy. The concert is free. For more information, click HERE.

Public Ice Skating at Hobart Arena
TROY - Hobart Arena will host Public Ice Skating from 2-4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults; $4 for seniors and $5 for youths 14 and under. Skate rental is $2.50. For a complete schedule of Public Ice Skating, click HERE.

Shop 'Til You Drop at Hara Arena
DAYTON - Patrons can shop 'til they drop at over 170 booths that include crafts, clothing, jewelry, painted glass, decor items, lapidary, pottery, potpourri, collectibles and much more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hara Arena. Admission is $2.

WALL-E at IMAX
DAYTON - See the 2008 computer-animated comedy science fiction film WALL-E on the IMAX screen at 4 p.m.
Sunday at the Air Force Museum. Admission is $6. For more information, click HERE.

String Quartet Gems (Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra) at the Dayton Art Institute
DAYTON - The Dayton Philharmonic's String Quartet Gems will perform the work of Beethoven at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Dayton Art Institute. Tickets are $22. For more information, click HERE.

Bill Goodman's Gun & Knife Show at Hara Arena
DAYTON - Bill Goodman’s Gun & Knife Show features war memorabilia, hunting accessories, guns, ammunition, knives and other related items for gun and knife collectors. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Hara Arena. Admission is $8 for adults and $1 for children under 12. For more information, visit www.GunShow.net.

Celina Indoor Garage Sale - through Jan. 27 (FREE)
CELINA - An indoor garage sale with dozens of booths will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. during weekdays; until 7:30 p.m. Thursday; and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Celina Senior Center, 140 N. Ohio St. The event is free.

Kids Eat Free at La Piazza
TROY - Open from 4-10 p.m. on Sundays, La Piazza offers free meals for children (with the purchase of an adult meal) from its Children's Menu. La Piazza is located at 2 N. Market St. in downtown Troy. For reservations, call (937) 339-5553.

Open Skating at Skate World
VANDALIA - Skate World hosts Open Skating from 2-5 p.m. on Sundays for $6.50. Skate rental is $3. Skate World is located at 333 S. Brown School Road in Vandalia. For more information, click HERE.

Pieces from the Past: The Historic Grilliot Collection at the Hayner - Open Daily (FREE)
TROY - Mike Grilliot’s collection of over 700 artifacts is administered by the Troy Historical Society. The exhibit features several coverlets from the 1800s, images of and letters from Miami County citizens, items from WACO and advertising and other items from Troy businesses, as well as items from local schools. The exhibit is open to the public through March 1 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; and 7-9 p.m. on Mondays. Admission is free. For more information, click HERE.

Breakfast at Bunkers in Vandalia
VANDALIA - Bunkers serves breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday. Click HERE for the menu.

IMAX Theater at the US Air Force Museum - Open Daily
DAYTON - The IMAX Theater at the Air Force Museum shows several shows daily. At 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. is "D-Day 3D Normandy 1944. At noon and 3 p.m. is "Hidden Universe 3D." At 1 p.m. is "Fighter Pilot 3D." The D-Day show is also shown at 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday only and the Fighter Pilot show is at 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults; $7 for seniors; and $6 for children 3-12. For more information, click HERE.

Jumping and Laser Tag at Jumpy's Fun ZoneTROY -  Jumpy's Fun Zone in Troy is open from 1-8 p.m. on Sundays. The fun center 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

Flashdance: The Musical at the Schuster Center
DAYTON - In the spirit of 1983, Flashdance: The Musical will come to the Schuster Center at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range in price from $25-$97. For a preview of the show and more information, click HERE.

Scene75 bumper cars.
Scene75 - Wednesday-Sunday
VANDALIA - Scene75 offers everything from Blacklight Mini-Golf and Indoor Go-Karts to Spin Zone Bumper Cars and Min-Bowling, plus the largest arcade in Ohio. Additionally, there is food, restaurants and a bar, among other features. The entertainment center is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday. Weekly hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays. To plan your visit, click HERE.

4000 Miles at the Dayton Theatre Guild
DAYTON - The Dayton Theatre Guild will present "4000 Miles" at 3 p.m. Sunday at 430 Wayne Ave. in Dayton. To learn more about the show and for tickets, click HERE. The show has adult themes.

Family Shots at the Human Race Theater in Dayton
DAYTON - Charming family patriarch Sam Baker lies in a hospital bed, recovering from an apparent heart attack, but his wife, Marsha, won’t stop making the crisis all about her—much to the dismay of their son, Aaron. The young photographer wonders why his parents even stay together while he and his husband, Malcolm, deal with their own issues as newlyweds. Intimate, yet universal, Michael Slade’s latest play is a wildly funny and touching comedy about marriage—its joys, challenges and responsibilities—and what’s worth fighting for. "Family Shots" will be performed at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday at 126 N. Main St. in downtown Dayton. For tickets and additional information, click HERE. The show runs through Feb. 8.

Penguin Playskate & Waddles (Ice Skating) in Dayton
DAYTON - Learn how to skate as a family during Penguin Playskate from 12-12:30 p.m. Sunday at RiverScape MetroPark in Dayton. This is followed from 12:30-1 p.m. by Waddles I, which will teach how to sit and stand up on the ice, march in place and skate across the ice, dip and glide. Admission is $10, which includes instruction and skate rental. The program is for ages 3 and up. For more information, click HERE.

Comfort Food Cruise in Logan
LOGAN - Cruise through the Hocking Hills while enjoying classic comfort foods at 10 different restaurants. Indulge in homemade biscuits & gravy, mac & cheese, pizza, warm berry cobbler, chicken & needles, breakfast burritos with homemade sausage, spaghetti, steak sliders, meatloaf and ice cream.  All for just $15 and best of all...you're bringing comfort to others; $5 of each ticket sold goes directly to the local food pantries. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, click HERE.

Dayton Poetry Slam at Canal Public House
DAYTON - The public and aspiring poets are invited to the Dayton Poetry Slam at 8 p.m. Sunday at Canal Public House in Dayton. There is no cover charge. For more information, click HERE.

Bloody Mary Bar at the Dublin Pub
DAYTON - The Dublin Pub hosts a Bloody Mary Bar from 11 a.m. to noon on Sunday. Pay one price and deck out your own Bloody Mary with a host of ingredients, including olives, peppers, candied bacon, celery, horseradish, roasted garlic, an assortment of pickles and hot seasoned sauces, among others. For more information, click HERE.

John Slate on the Hammon B3 at Jazz Central
DAYTON - Hammon B3 organist John Slate will perform at Jazz Central from 8-11:30 p.m. Sunday. Click HERE for more information.

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash in Cincinnati - through Feb. 15
CINCINNATI - Ring of Fire is a musical tribute and stage play dedicated to Johnny Cash and will be at the Playhouse in the Park in Cincinnati on dates through Feb. 15. For show times and tickets, click HERE.

Skiing at Mad River Mountain - Open Daily
BELLEFOUNTAIN - Mad River Mountain is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. To plan your visit, and for pricing information, click HERE.

Pinocchio in Columbus - through Jan. 25
COLUMBUS - PINOCCHIO - a stage show - will be performed at the Columbus Children's Theatre on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Jan. 8-25. Adapted by William Goldsmith Based on the book by Carlo Collodi, the show is 50 minutes and recommended for everyone age 3 and older An adventurous fairytale about a talking wooden puppet who magically becomes a real live boy! Like any real boy, Pinocchio has lessons to learn in life. Tickets are $12. For more information, click HERE.

Today's News


Winter Weather Advisory in Effect Sunday
(Article from the Dayton Daily News) 

Bucio's Appeal Against Kendell Denied 
(Article from the Troy Daily News) 

Staunton Township Cars Targeted by Thieves
(Article from the Troy Daily News) 

La Piazza Serves Up Three New Entrees for Last Day Today
(Article from My Miami County) 

Beppo Uno Serving Three Pasta Dishes for Winter Restaurant for Last Day Today 
(Article from My Miami County) 

The Successful Life of Troy's Frank Scobey
(Article from My Miami County)

West Milton Welcomes New Police Chief 
(Article from the Weekly Record Herald)

Local Gas Coming from Middletown Business
(Article from the Dayton Daily News) 

Troy Schools Receive Auditor of State Award 
(Article from the Troy Daily News) 

Sidney Pianist to Perform in Troy
(Article from the Troy Daily News) 

Kropinak, Bandmates Recreate Magic of the Beatles Feb. 13 in Troy
(Article from My Miami County)

Build Your Financial Foundation with Life Insurance from Thrivent Financial
(Article from My Miami County)

Piqua BikeFest to Return to Piqua in September, Volunteers Sought
(Article from My Miami County)

Kids Read Now Reducing Summer Reading Slide
(Article from My Miami County) 

Hayner to Host Hilarious, Tasty Valentine's Event (VIDEO) 
(Article from My Miami County)  

South Sudan Refugees Find Hope in Miami Valley, Donations Sought from Public
(Article from My Miami County) 

Hittle's Customers Could Win Free Jewelry for Second Half Superbowl Touchdown Return
(Article from My Miami County) 

Tipp Optimists Hosting Chili Cook-Off and Silent Auction Feb. 24
(Article from My Miami County) 

Terri Lane Creations Breathes New Life Into Old Materials 
(Article from My Miami County) 

(Click HERE for Archived Miami County News)

Obits

(Click HERE for All Recent Miami County, Ohio Obituaries) 

Dining Guide



Breakfast

Breakfast All Day & Lunch at the 25A Cafe in Troy
TROY - Serving homemade food in a hometown atmosphere and at great prices, 25A Cafe in Troy is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 1469 S. County Road 25-A in Troy. Along with daily specials (see their Facebook page HERE), the cafe serves breakfast all day, as well as lunch, including specialty items such as: 7 different omelets, amazing biscuits and gravy, the BLT & Egg Breakfast Sandwich, breakfast wraps, delicious homemade burgers, tenderloin sandwiches and soups and salads and homemade pies and desserts.

Breakfast at Bunkers in Vandalia
VANDALIA - Bunkers serves breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday. Click HERE for the menu.

Brunch at The Winds Cafe & Bakery in Yellow Springs
YELLOW SPRINGS - Choose from Buckwheat Crepe with Smoked Salmon, Migas, Eggs Messina and Grilled Bistro Steak, among other items, at Brunch at The Winds Cafe & Bakery in Yellow Springs. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click HERE for the full menu.

Sunday Brunch at Lily's Bistro in Dayton
DAYTON - Lily's Bistro serves Sunday  Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 329 E. Fifth St. in Dayton. Prices range between $9-$13 and includes everything from omelets, breakfast burritos and sausage benedict to cheeseburgers with red wine and tofu. Click HERE for more information.

Sam & Ethels Restaurant in Tipp City 
TIPP CITY - Sam's Skillet is two eggs served on top of hashbrowns, bacon and cheese and covered in sausage gravy, cheddar cheese and served with toast for $6.99. Or, try Ethel's Plate - two eggs, one biscuit with gravy and choice of bacon, sausage or ham for $5.29 at Sam & Ethel's in downtown Tipp - open for breakfast starting at 6 a.m. on Friday. For more information, click HERE.

Pearson House Omelettes in West Milton
WEST MILTON - The Pearson House Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. One of its breakfast specialties is omelettes. Cheese. Sausage, Western, Vegetable. South Western. Any choice will satisfy. Click HERE for the full breakfast menu.

The Classic Breakfast at Bob Evans - Open Daily
Your choice of one of the following: two hotcakes, one slice of French toast or two biscuits. Served with two eggs cooked-to-order and your choice of one of our famous breakfast meats. Click HERE for the full breakfast menu, which is served all day.

Frisch's Pancakes with Fruit and Whipped Cream
Two large fluffy pancakes topped with fruit (try the cherries!) and whipped cream. Click HERE for the complete breakfast menu.

Tipp O' The Town Breakfast
TIPP CITY - Tipp O' The Town serves breakfast all day - at great prices. The menu has just about every breakfast item imaginable, including quite popular biscuits and gravy.

Lunch

Buy One Entree Get the Second for Half Price at Harrison's
TIPP CITY - From noon to 8 p.m. on Sundays, guests at Harrison's can enjoy one entree and get the second for half price. To view the menu, click HERE.

Pizza, Subs, Wings and Sandwiches on Sunday
TROY - The Little York Tavern & Pizza Troy is open for lunch daily at 11 a.m. on Sundays and remains open for dinner and late-night dining until 2 a.m. View the full menu HERE. Along with award-winning pizza, the restaurant features everything from 14 appetizers, more than a dozen sandwiches, great wings, soups and salads and spaghetti - among others.

Brats at the 311 Drafthouse
PIQUA - Among the diverse menu at the 311 Drafthouse is a selection of Brats, including the Savory Brat, the Stockpile Brat, the Chili Brat and the Pepper Bacon Brat. To view these items and more, click HERE.

Clark's Pizza House in Bradford
BRADFORD - Try famous pizza made to order at Clark's Pizza House, 127 N. Miami Ave. in Bradford. Dine in or carryout from 3-10 p.m. Sunday. For today's specials, click HERE.

Applebee's Lunch Combos
TROY - Choose any two to create a combo from THIS menu, including soups, salads and sandwiches for less than $8. Offer good until 3 p.m. daily.

Steakhouse Onion Cheddar Burger at Basil's on Market
TROY - Basil's own special blend of prime cuts of beef cooked perfectly and topped with steakhouse onion cheddar cheese for $10 (with fries or chips). Click HERE for more menu items.

You Pick Two at Panera Bread
Select two of the following: Half Pasta, Cup of Soup, Half Sandwich or One Flatbread. Click HERE to see all of your Pick Two options.

Dinner

Kids Eat Free at La Piazza
TROY - Open from 4-10 p.m. on Sundays, La Piazza offers free meals for children (with the purchase of an adult meal) from its Children's Menu. La Piazza is located at 2 N. Market St. in downtown Troy. For reservations, call (937) 339-5553.

The Hinders Burger
TIPP CITY - Hinders is certainly known for their wings, but have you ever tried to the Hinder Burger? It's a large, juicy sandwich made with all the fixings and served with fries or chips. If you're a fan of burgers, it's something you might want to try.

$5 Sub at Indian's Pizza in Pleasant Hill
PLEASANT HILL - Click HERE for two special offers at Indian's Pizza in Pleasant Hill, including buying any full sub at regular price and getting all other subs on your order of equal or lesser value for $5. Click HERE to see all available subs and their prices.

La Fiesta - It's in the Sauce!
TROY - La Fiesta is open for lunch and dinner on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Mexican restaurant serves everything you can think of, but it seems to be the restaurant's sauce and oil that makes the meal. To view the menu, click HERE.

The Nashville Trio at Logan's Steakhouse
TROY - The Nashville Trio allows guests to pick three appetizers for one price. They include fried pickles, onion rings, potato skins, bone-in-wings, mozzarella cheese sticks and hand-breaded chicken tenders. Click HERE for more information.

Baked Ziti for 8! at Beppo Uno
PIQUA - Feed the entire family, and the neighbors, with Famiglia-size portions of pasta at Beppo Uno, including Baked Ziti, featuring imported Italian Ziti tossed in Beppo Uno's traditional sauce, topped with provolone cheese and baked to perfection in a stone hearth oven. $28 serves up to 8 people. Click HERE for a full list of pasta and Famiglia options.

The Sampler at BW3s
TROY - A mouth-watering game day roster: nachos, onion rings, mozzarella sticks and boneless wings spun in your favorite BW3's sauce. Served with marinara sauce, southwestern ranch dressing and your choice of bleu cheese or ranch dressing. Click HERE for more "Sharables."

Tomato Basil Shrimp at The Caroline
TROY - Black tiger shrimp, tomatoes, artichokes, bell peppers, fresh mozzarella and fettuccine tossed in a light Chardonnay-tomato sauce. Topped with basil oil and Parmesan for $21.95. Click HERE for more menu options.

The Classic Cassini at Cassano's
Ham, Pepperoni, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Mayo, Provolone Cheese, Italian Dressing and Oregano = Club Cassini! Click HERE for more options like this.

Egg Foo Young at the China Garden
TROY - Three Egg Foo Young dishes are available. Roast Pork, Chicken or Vegetable; Shrimp or Beef and even Lobster! Click HERE for more menu items.

Fancy Fixin's at Cracker Barrel
PIQUA - From meatloaf and haddock dinners to roast beef and rib eye steak, check out Cracker Barrel's signature "Fancy Fixin's" menu HERE.

Asada at El Sombrero
PIQUA/TROY - Fillets of skirt steak or chicken breast, char-broiled, garnished with whole green onions for $10.95. Click HERE for more menu options.

Family Meals at Fazoli's
TROY - Choose from five different "Family Meals" at Fazoli's, including the Family Pasta Duo and the Family Pasta & Baked Duo. Click HERE for details.

The Big Daddy at Fox's Pizza Den in West Milton
WEST MILTON - It's big. It's two-feet by one-foot wide and cut in 21 pieces. Click HERE for more options and to order.

Fricker's Dinners
TROY - Beef and Bird, Steak & Frickin Shrimp and Andrew's Baby Back Ribs are a few Fricker's Dinner menu options. Click HERE for details and more menu items!

Salad Favorites and Soups at Frisch's Big Boy
Frisch's now serves Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad, Crispy Chicken BLT Sald and the new Buffalo Chicken Salad, which can be combined with eight different soups, including New England Clam Chowder, Spicy Chicken Tortilla and Broccoli Cheddar. Click HERE for more information.

Create-Your-Own Stir Fry at the Greenfire Bistro in Tipp City
TIPP CITY - Start with a fresh, seasonal vegetable mix and then follow three easy steps. 1. choose steamed chicken, breaded chicken, BBQ roast pork, lightly fried tofu, gulf shrimp, seasoned flank steak or just vegetables by themselves. 2. Select a sauce - Brown Garlic, Black Bean, General Tso, Szechuan, King Pao or Vegetarian Brown. 3. Add a garnish, such as peanuts, cashews, rice noodles, green onions or toasted sesame seeds. Click HERE for details.

10 Pieces of Fried Shrimp for $6.75 at Hong Kong Kitchen in Tipp City
TIPP CITY - 10 pieces of fried shrimp with rice and vegetables for $6.75. A great deal! Click HERE for the full menu. Delivery available.

Lasagna and Cheese Ravioli at Indian's Pizza in Pleasant Hill
PLEASANT HILL - Along with great pizza, subs and ice cream, Indian's Pizza has four pastas to choose from - all for under $8. This includes lasagna, spaghetti, cheese ravioli and fettuccine alfredo. Click HERE for the full menu and two coupons!

Traditions at K's Hamburgers in Troy
TROY - A classic diner set-up, if you're going to K's, order the homemade chili, a cheeseburger and fries and top it off with a milkshake. You can't go wrong and it won't cost you much. Click HERE for the full menu.

Vegetarian Specialties at Los Pitayos in Troy
TROY - Choose from 8 different vegetarian meals at Los Pitayos, including Vegetarian Fajitas Taco Salad for $6.95; Vegetarian Chimichangas for $9.25 and Vegetarian Fajitas Grande Burrtio for $8.95. Click HERE for the full menu.

Marion's Giant Sandwiches
TROY - Yes, they have amazing pizza, but they're more to Marion's menu than that! Try one of five Giant Sandwiches, including the Submarine, Fish, Meatball and Tuna Boat. Click HERE for descriptions and the full menu.

Fried Chicken Dinners from Ording's
TROY - Open late, always made to order, Ording's Party Time is famous for its pizza and its fried chicken. A four-piece chicken dinner with french fries, cole slaw and a roll with honey is $6.99. For a full list of chicken dinners and other menu items, click HERE.

Forkless Features at Outback Steakhouse
TROY - There are 9 "Forkless Features" on the menu at the Outback Steakhouse in Troy. They include a Prime Rib Dip Sandwich, an Aged Cheddar Bacon Burger and a Crispy Chicken Sandwich. Click HERE for more menu options.

Fish Dinners at The Pearson House Restaurant
WEST MILTON - Along with home-cooked menu items, such as swiss steak, country fried steak and meat loaf, the Pearson House Restaurant has an expansive seafood menu. It includes: Ocean Perch, Fish Fillet, Catfish, Butterfly Shrimp, Salmon Patty, Fried Shrimp and Fried Clams. Click HERE for the full dinner menu.