One Stop Brick Shop- Lego Show Comes TO Caesar Creek Flea Market


Looking to build some family fun this summer? Bring your LEGO loving little ones to enjoy a FREE LEGO Show at Caesar Creek Flea Market the weekend of July 26th and 27th!   Over 400 square feet of LEGO’s and 30 exhibit tables will be on display from regional groups such as the Michigan LEGO Club, Fred’s “One-Stop-Brick-Shop,” and the Ohio Youth Robotics and First LEGO League. You and your family will enjoy the many colorful, creative, architectural displays of LEGO ingenuity!  From the simple to the complex – see how these nationally competitive clubs have taken thousands of  little squares … [Read more...]

Dayton Most Metro Celebrates Glass

Sunflower 4, 2012
Christopher Ries

Jennifer Osterday - It’s easy to become numb to all the exhibits that come through the Dayton Art Institute. Even I have walked through and thought, “OK, cool art. Now let’s get to Leo’s Bistro and eat.” But something about Dayton Celebrates Glass immediately caught my eye. Maybe it’s because I saw the Chihuly exhibit more than ten years ago at DAI and fell in love with the beauty of glass. Maybe it’s because when you hear a piece of art in the exhibit weighs more than 1,100 pounds you get a little intrigued. Or maybe it’s the fact that artist Stephen Powell will personally drive his glass … [Read more...]

Pints And Pin Ups For Pits Car Show & Fundraiser

Natalie and one of her beloved pups

Natalie Phillips is a lady with a big heart that's full of passion for the underdog.  Well in this case it's more of a group of dogs - Bully Breeds: Bulldog Breeds, Pit Bull Breeds, Mastiff Breeds, and any mixes of the aforementioned. Natalie has spearheaded a benefit for  Miami Valley Pit Crew (MVPC),  a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that relies completely on donations.  It's a network of  volunteer foster homes dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused, neglected, and misunderstood dogs and puppies. They educate owners and the public, on bully breeds and Breed Specific … [Read more...]

Dayton Library To Commission Original Local Art


“ReImagining Works” consists of 17 projects for the new libraries; original, commissioned interior and exterior artwork will be sought periodically for the next three years. The first project is underway at the Electra C. Doren branch. The ReImagining Works initiative continues with three simultaneous Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for three separate buildings. These RFPs are for Main Library (downtown), as well as the Miami Township and Northwest branches. All commissioned pieces will be conceived in response to an artwork held in the permanent collection of The Dayton Art Institute. The … [Read more...]

Your “Green” Habit Could Be Worth $100


The Dayton Regional Green Initiative wants to know what Miami Valley residents do to help the environment—in your home, in your car, at the office or out and about! We want to see your pictures and videos of you doing what you do best:practicing sustainability!   If your idea is chosen as the winner, you’ll present it at the Dayton Regional Green Sustainability Luncheon on August 27 at the Crown Plaza. You’ll also get free lunch, $100and a DRG water tumbler!   Show DRG how you’re being green in your everyday life by submitting pictures and videos in one of the following … [Read more...]

A Year of (DE-FI)ance: A Look Back

The second issue of (DE-FI)ance Magazine is on sale now at

This weekend, the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC will be celebrating its 1 year Anniversary with (DE-FI) Gives Back that will include a Habitat For Humanity Build on Friday July 11th, on Saturday July 12th we will help out with some activities benefiting Homefull, and on Sunday July 13th we will be supporting (DE-FI) Designer Misti Leigh who will be hosting a Casting Call for the first major fashion event that the City of Springfield has hosted when she presents Fashion Forward Fusion on August 16. The Casting Call will take place at the Boonshoft Museum in Springfield located … [Read more...]

Montgomery County Free Cab Ride Home Program Returns

Arrive Safe

Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr. is once again pleased to announce that with support from Heidelberg Distributing Company and AAA Miami Valley, his ArriveSafe program will be offering free cab rides home for Montgomery County residents this Independence Day weekend. Since Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr. started ArriveSafe in December 2007, ArriveSafe has provided over 4,000 free cabs rides for Montgomery County residents, at no cost to taxpayers. Prosecutor Heck said, “Removing just one impaired driver from the streets may save a life – maybe even your own!” The … [Read more...]

40 Reasons I Love Dayton, OH


This guest post comes to us from Elizabeth Caraway,  a Dayton blogger perhaps better known as Super Veggie Mom,  who shares health and wellness information, recipes that have worked for her, tips about saving money, and angst over parenting struggles. She's an Air Force veteran, former NASM-certified personal trainer, and a distance runner with almost a dozen half-marathons under her Adidas.  She's the mother of two young girls and married to a scary-smart engineer who says that when they’re not watching Yo Gabba Gabba, they  enjoy theater and the arts.   We hope you enjoy her post as much as … [Read more...]

41% of Dayton children overweight or obese


Improving the health status of children is a key component of the Dayton Children’s Hospital mission and strategic plan.  To help develop meaningful community engagement and outreach strategies, Dayton Children’s evaluates the status of our region’s pediatric health through a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). Per IRS requirements, Dayton Children’s CHNA includes feedback from the community and experts in public health and clinical care and takes into account the health needs of vulnerable populations, including minorities, those with chronic illness, low-income populations and … [Read more...]

It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane…It’s a LOT of Planes

Blue Angels "Boss"

Look up   No matter how long you’ve lived in Dayton, or how familiar you are with the Vectren Dayton Air Show, it’s always a bit surprising when you hear the roar of fighter jets overhead on an average weekday morning. If you were looking up on Thursday morning, you likely saw the Delta formation of the prestigious United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron making their (very fast) way to the Dayton International Airport. More commonly known as the Blue Angels, they have been a delight to fans and a centerpiece of airshows across the country for decades. Once again, we welcome … [Read more...]