Mayor Whaley Reflects on First 100 Days in Office


During her first State of the City address, Mayor Nan Whaley outlined her vision for the future of Dayton as a vibrant, business friendly and educated community where residents can live, work, play and raise a family. “Today marks my 100th day in office, and I am using this time to reflect and update the citizens of Dayton on the progress we have made” said Mayor Whaley. “Since January 6, I have hit the ground running. As Mayor, I have had to opportunity to meet with the business leaders of this community, as well as the citizens in their neighborhoods. We have discussed everything from the … [Read more...]

Lions, Tigers & Bears, Oh Why? Tim Harrison Speaks on Exotic Animal Ownership at the Library


Ohio has become ground zero for the debate over exotic animal ownership, according to the current issue of National Geographic Magazine, which quotes Dayton resident Tim Harrison and describes his work with Outreach for Animals.  The former Oakwood police officer and founder of Outreach for Animals will talk to teens and families about exotic and potentially dangerous animals in a presentation at the Dayton Metro Library. "Lions, Tigers & Bears, Oh Why?" takes place Tuesday, April 22, 6:00 p.m. at the Main Library, 215 E. Third Street, and is free and open to the public. Harrison's … [Read more...]

RED Table Design Gala Sold Out- Preview Party Added!

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Every two years the AIDS Resource Center Ohio hosts a RED Table Design Gala.  RED is an acronym for Reach, Empower, Dream of a world without AIDS.  Over 40 interior designers, florists, artists and community volunteers will spend 3 days creating over the top center pieces based on a theme.  For 2014  the table designs will embrace the spirit of rock music, the artists and rock and roll culture that make up the ROCK AND RED Hall of Fame!   The Gala, which will take place on Sat, April 26th at the Masonic Center, has officially sold out.  Chair  Sue Spiegel says,  “The tables are … [Read more...]

Five Rivers MetroParks Introduces Their New Recreation Volunteer Coordinator

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Congratulations to Emmy Fabich, FRMP’s new Volunteer Coordinator of Outdoor Recreation and Events! Emmy’s position will support our MetroParks Volunteer Patrols (MVPs), recreational programs and riding center volunteers, as well as outdoor recreation and RiverScape events volunteers. She will coordinate volunteer support for trail building activities at MoMBA, too. Some of you may already know Emmy as she has been with MetroParks for the past four years, previously serving as the Recreation Program Specialist in the Outdoor Connections Department. She has led overnight backpacking programs … [Read more...]

School of Advertising Art Selected as a Top U.S. Design College for Third Year in a Row


School of Advertising Art (SAA), a Kettering, Ohio, based college, has been included in a prestigious roster of 23 of the country’s most renowned graphic design colleges. The colleges were chosen for nurturing some of the most talented and successful graphic designers in the nation. Since 2010, GDUSA magazine has included multiple SAA students on their annual “Students to Watch” list.  The April issue of Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) magazine includes an article highlighting the country’s Top U.S. Design Schools. SAA is included on the list with other well-known schools such as Savannah College … [Read more...]

Jury Duty Scam Alert


The Montgomery County Court System summons hundreds of citizens every year for jury duty. Many people dread getting a notice for jury duty in the mail, but know that being called for jury duty should not be ignored. Some criminals are using the public's respect for the court system to gain access to your personal information. Here is how the scam works: you receive an email notifying you that you have been summoned to appear before the court, sometimes with official sounding subject lines like "Urgent Court Notice." The notice may even tell you when and where to go to court, but when you click … [Read more...]

MetroParks Offers Smart Cycling Class


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5K AIDS Benefit Walk/Run


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Ohio Lottery’s Cash Explosion Road to Riches Coming to Trotwood

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The Cash Explosion Show is ready to travel this spring, and on Saturday, May 17, 2014, the Road to Riches will bring the lights, cameras and action to the gymnasium at Trotwood-Madison High School, 4440 N Union Rd, Trotwood, OH 45426. Cash Explosion makes stops in cities across Ohio each year giving fans the chance to sit in the live audience and cheer on contestants. Most recently, the show has traveled to Barnesville and Lima, and now its sights are set on Trotwood where approximately 2000 seats will be available for the general public. The event is free to the public so no tickets are … [Read more...]

Spring Menu Has Arrived At Lily’s Bistro


Lily’s Bistro, located at 329 E. Fifth Street in Dayton’s Oregon District, has launched their latest seasonal menu featuring springtime fare.   General Manager Emily Mendenhall says, “everyone is so beyond ready for spring time, and we are thrilled to have a new menu that reflects the season. I love root vegetables but we’ve been eating them for months.  Our new menu drops them in favor of springtime produce like asparagus and sugar snap peas. Additionally, our wine, beer, and cocktail offerings have changed with the season.  No more apple cider in cocktails, and a lot more focus on … [Read more...]