Active Living

Free FitCamp hits the Dayton area


Butterflies in my stomach - it never fails, anytime I try a new fitness class and I have no idea what to expect. The latest free fitness class to hit the block, Dayton Free FitCamp, proved to be no exception. I follow enough Dayton area gyms and fitness activities that Dayton Free FitCamp undoubtedly popped up in my Facebook newsfeed. Free? Bootcamp style classes? Outside in a park? Okay, this has to be too good to be true. What's the catch? I decided to check out that Tuesday evening's class to find out for myself.   Dayton Free FitCamp officially started in late July, and meets twice a … [Read more...]

Biking For The Beer Of It


Deschutes Brewery sponsored 10 mile loop from West Carrolton to A Taste of Wine in Miamisburg. Deschutes Beers presented by Kaitlin Walker & will include a t-shirt & pint glass for all participants.Starts: 6:00 PM Sharp, begins at Roberd’s in West Carrollton across from Post Office on East Central Avenue. Cost is $25 & is limited to first 80 cyclists. For prepaid reservations, call Bonnie or Kim at A Taste of Wine @ (937) 247-1120. … [Read more...]

Canoegrass Is Back!


Canoegrass is a weekend celebration of bluegrass music, the best of the human spirit and river life. The banks of the Great Miami River will come alive with the best entertainers in the region.  This isn’t your ordinary festival. Get ready to get wet, wild and jam all weekeBring a friend, a cooler, camp and celebrate the river life at Adventures on the Great Miami.  By the end of weekend, everyone will be yelling “Take a Drink a Beer” … [Read more...]

Free Summer Party Downtown


The Dayton Metro Library is inviting the whole community to a Summer Party.  There will be free entertainment, games, contests and hands-on activities for the whole family on Saturday, August 9, 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Main Library and in Cooper Park, downtown Dayton. Chuck Duritsch from the Dayton Metro Library says, "We want to celebrate not only our summer readers who worked hard and met their goals, but also have a fun afternoon for everyone!"   What's in store?   Visit the Technology Petting Zoo to see the latest gadgets, then pet puppies from the Humane Society of Greater … [Read more...]

You And Your Dog Invited to Woodland Cemetery’s Annual Woof Walk


 The walk will be guided by Woodland Tour Guides and is for all sociable dogs and their owners.  The walk is 1.1 miles long and includes the history of the famous and infamous people who are buried at Woodland. … [Read more...]

Dayton Brewvet Midterm Report


We’ve reached the half-way point of the Dayton Brewvet: Tom Morgan a columnist for  Telephone Weekly, introduced tbe Brewvet concept to us a few weeks ago  and  this column is a follow up that.  We are three weeks into the six weeks of biking and beer that ends on August 8, 2014. I’d like to assume that all of you are out there riding your bikes and enjoying local craft beer, but I haven’t seen much activity online (#daytonbrewvet). Well, besides my own. Maybe you all are going on rides and not posting, or maybe you are waiting until the last minute and planning on cramming all the … [Read more...]

Register Now For Tour De Dayton – It’s Free!


Roll along Dayton’s bike friendly neighborhood streets, experiencing cultural and historical destinations that promote our growing healthy quality of life on the Tour De Dayton! This 4th  annual community biking event started with the purpose of helping Dayton become a more active bicycle friendly city while promoting the diverse neighborhoods, culture and proud history of Dayton. Explorer a new part of our wonderful city with a new route as we do each year and visit new great points of interest along the way discovering why Dayton Loves Cycling!  On Saturday August 16th from 9am-3pm, … [Read more...]

New 5K Obstacle Event to Debut In Dayton


 Ohio’s newest adventure obstacle venue, located on the campus of Action Sports Center is The Gem City Gauntlet.   Conveniently located off Route 4 near Interstate 75 and features 20 event stations along the 5K race path. The 60-acre sports complex boasts 8 fully-lit baseball fields and 20 acres of soccer fields, all of which will be incorporated into the Gauntlet.They've been planning the obstacle course design for over a year and have received valuable input from many competitors along the way. The actual construction of the Gem City Gauntlet is well under way and will be ready to host the … [Read more...]

Tom Morgan introduces Dayton Brewvet


The summer months are upon us, so it is time to jump on your bike and enjoy the outdoors. Dayton is a great town for cycling; there are more than 250 miles of bike trails in the greater Dayton metro area, which is a fair share more than many lauded bike-friendly cities. With that in mind, I am here today to offer you the Dayton Brewvet. My inspiration is John Roche of, who pioneered the concept of the Brewvet last summer;I would have participated this year, but he started it mad early and it was over almost before I thought to look it up! So rather than admitting … [Read more...]

True Heights Equipment And Outfitter Celebrates First Anniversary


We have outfitted countless people like you with the right equipment and we look forward to continuing well into the future to continue to bring the outdoors to more people in the area while still maintaining our community focus. … [Read more...]