Feedback Needed On Design Finalists Announced for River Run Mural

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The Downtown Dayton Partnership (DDP), Miami Conservancy District (MCD), and Five Rivers MetroParks led the search for artists/designers to submit design ideas to be painted on the 953-foot-long, concrete floodwall on the north side of the Great Miami River as part of the RiverScape River Run project. The Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) led the artist outreach process to successfully engage the local arts/design community. More than 80 submissions from throughout the country were submitted and reviewed by a design selection committee.



Volunteers Needed at Seedling Saturdays To Help Save Local Forests

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As part of Five Rivers MetroParks’ reforestation efforts, more than 60,000 seedlings have been planted during the past four years on land Five Rivers MetroParks manages. Now, volunteers are needed during upcoming Seedling Saturdays to ensure these seedlings can grow — and improve our local environment. These free events will be held from 9 a.m. to noon: Saturday, Apr. 25 —  Carriage Hill MetroPark, 7800 E. Shull Rd. in Dayton Saturday, May 2 —  Germantown MetroPark, 7101 Conservancy Rd. in Germantown Saturday, May 9 —  Carriage Hill MetroPark, 7800 E. Shull Rd. in Dayton Saturday, … [Read more...]



Culture Connects 20/20: Cultural Plan Rollout

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Imagine an even more vital and creative Dayton Region, one where everyone can find some creative activity they enjoy, where it’s easy to find out what’s going on anywhere in the Region, where people from all over and from all backgrounds and of all ages come together around their common passions. Where the arts help our young people learn and think creatively, and where cultural assets help sell our Region to talented engineers and executives. This is a sample of what can emerge from Culture Connects 20/20, our Regional Cultural Plan.



Q &A With Food Network’s Ted Allen – In Dayton To Host AIDS Fundraiser

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Food Network host Ted Allen will return to his roots this weekend to help fight AIDS. It’s a civic moment where hundreds — thousands — of us get together and make a statement about how much we care about our neighbors, our friends and people who are impacted by this terrible disease.



City Creates Small Business Advocate Position To Assist Small Businesses

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The Small Business Advocate will focus on educating the business community about the permitting process so permits may be obtained in a timely manner. City staffer Brock Taylor, Economic Development Specialist has been promoted to fill the position. The idea for the position was generated through the Mayor's Business Round Table meeting last year, where area business owners discussed ways to make the City more small business friendly. During that meeting, businesses asked that City officials provide some help to entrepreneurs who are struggling through the process of opening a business.



Franco and Hill in TRUE STORY Starts Friday + Elaine Paige News at THE NEON!

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Hello Everyone, If you still need to see THE WRECKING CREW, IT FOLLOWS or WILD TALES, you only have until Thursday (Apr. 16). WOMAN IN GOLD was loved by patrons this weekend, and it will stick around for another week. Many thanks if you hurried out this past weekend to see it! On Friday, we will open a film based on a true story...and guess what, it's called TRUE STORY - starring Jonah Hill, James Franco and Felicity Jones. For this week's remaining showtimes (they're different than the upcoming week - which are listed below), please visit our website at www.neonmovies.com Synopsis for … [Read more...]



3rd on Third Kicks Off 2015 Season

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This market started last year as a larger part of the East Third Street Revitalization Strategy to spark retail and residential development along East Third Street from Keowee to the intersection at Linden/Springfield and further into the Huffman Historic District, creating a diverse, vibrant, walkable and sustainable community that attracts a mix of professionals, families, artists, and immigrants.



Play Ball – Dragons Opening Day!

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When twins Natalie & Anna Mussin Phillips belt out the National Anthem today the 15th season of the Dayton Dragons will officially begin with their first home game of the season and the Dragons 1052nd sell out. This is the longest sell-out streak in sports history.



Simply Hyacinth is Simply Amazing

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Simply Hyacinth offers a variety of unique accent furniture, artwork, apparel, handmade jewelry, and accessories from Dayton, OH and around the world that is guaranteed to add a spark to any look or decor.



Call For Speakers for Oct 16th’s TEDxDayton

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Organizers are looking for speakers who can shift perspectives and challenge the audience. “This is the year we plan to push our audience to new, even unknown places; surprise them; and leave them feeling they have really learned something,” said TEDxDayton co-chair Stephanie Gottschlich.