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Roy Rogers awards beakfast kicks-off annual festival

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By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comThe Second Annual Roy Rogers Character Awards Breakfast at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, at the Scioto County Visitors Bureau, will kick off the 31st Annual Roy Rogers Festival in Portsmouth.


Curtain call: Take a bow, Foster

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comI’ve worked with Susan Foster over the years in different capacities, a member of the press, a volunteer with PACT, a techie in her shows; she is one director I’ve worked with more than any other. Over my time spent around Foster, I’ve constantly heard the same remark from nearly everyone, which is the observation of her highly skilled nerves and the recommendation she become canonized as a saint as quickly as possi...

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PACT to breathe life into amphibious show

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Portsmouth Area Children’s Theatre (PACT) is rehearsing for its third session of summer camps, where they teach theatre newcomers the art and dedication of theatre, while giving seasoned actors a chance to have a summer theatrical outlet. This season’s summer show is “A Year With Frog and Toad, Kids,” which is licensed through Musical Theatre International (MTI).

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Conference Realignment, Part V: How do Rutgers and Maryland fit in the Big Ten Conference?

Kevin ColleyPDT Sports ContributorOver the past five years, three things have seemed to be a certainty in our world: death, taxes, and conference realignment in college football.If you have kept up with the changing landscape of college football, you will find that hardly anything has been the same since the 2010 season, as power-hungry programs have looked to better themselves from soley a financial standpoint at the expense of long-standing rivalries and an ...

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New faces to patrol sidelines this fall for Notre Dame

Alex HiderPDT Sports WriterNotre Dame high school will have a couple of fresh face patrolling the sidelines this fall, as the Titans have hired new golf and volleyball coaches for the 2014 season. But for many who follow golf in southern Ohio, one fresh face is also a familiar one.After nearly 10 years away from coaching, Don Pollard has agreed to become the Titans’ head golf coach.

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SOMACC recognizes winners of local gallery

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center (SOMACC) is in the middle of showcasing the Cream of the Crop exhibition and has announced the winning pieces.The Cream of the Crop is the museum’s premier, juried exhibition featuring the most outstanding art created by artists living within an 85 mile radius of Portsmouth. Included in the exhibition are over 100 works in a variety of media, techniques and styles, reflect...

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How Sweet It Is

Dudley WootenPDT Outdoor ColumnistDefine sweet. In your estimation, is it the fragrance of honeysuckle in the woods or the lavender and lilac in your landscape? Could it be the taste of apples or pears from your own orchard? Maybe it’s as simple as a plan coming together.Sweet may be the sound of songbirds in spring, busy whistling while they work to build nests and perpetuate the species. It may be a cardinal, robin, sparrow, warbler or even a mocking b...

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Down the Kinni and Tygarts Gorge

G. Sam PiattPDT Outdoor ColumnistThis time of the year, when the temperature climbs into the 90s, is the time for a float trip down a cool, meandering stream.Park one vehicle at the take-out point, then drive upstream to park the other at the put-in point. Here you slide your craft into the water for a rounding-the-bend adventure.A canoe is best, but a square-nosed aluminum boat that will fit into the back of your pickup will give you more stability...

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