University Row and the Salem Avenue Festival of Neighborhoods


Some neighborhoods everyone knows, and some are less familiar, but very important to the history of Dayton. As a Realtor, for better or worse, we are limited to the kind of information we can give our clients about what it's like to live  in a neighborhood. The reasons for this are simple- for one thing, we might not have any real experience living in a neighborhood so our information comes second hand- not always the best source. Plus what we might think of as either unacceptable or perfect in a neighborhood, might be completely different from what you are looking for so if you can talk to … [Read more...]

Parking spaces around the globe to be temporarily reclaimed for people


In cities around the globe today, artists, activists and citizens will temporarily transform metered parking spaces into public parks and other social spaces, as part of an annual event called "PARK(ing) Day." Originally invented in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco-based art and design studio, PARK(ing) Day challenges people to rethink the way streets are used and reinforces the need for broad-based changes to urban infrastructure. “In urban centers around the world, inexpensive curbside parking results in increased traffic, wasted fuel and more pollution,” says Rebar’s Matthew Passmore. “The … [Read more...]

WilmerHale Dogs of Fall Adoption Fest


International law firm WilmerHale is once again teaming up with the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton and SICSA Pet Adoption Center for the “Dogs of Fall Adoption Fest” on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 11 am to 3 pm.  This 4th annual  event will be held outside the WilmerHale Offices, 3139 Research Boulevard (located in the Miami Valley Research Park), Dayton, OH 45420.   “With the unwavering support of our staff and partners, we hope to find loving, lasting homes for as many pets as possible,” said Donna Smith of WilmerHale’s Dayton … [Read more...]

Dayton Metro Library Launches Reading Hero Initiative


The Dayton Metro Library is launching a brand new initiative this fall called Be A Reading Hero. Presented in partnership with The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and 22 different community agencies, this literacy and safety collaboration connects first responders with children and families at the Library. “With the enthusiastic participation of area police, fire and emergency personnel, we’re offering fun and educational programs for all ages this fall,” said Tim Kambitsch, Dayton Metro Library Executive Director. “The Library’s role as a community center makes it the perfect location … [Read more...]

The Dayton Foundation Wants To Know How You #SpreadtheGood in the Dayton Region?


The Dayton Foundation is launching a new social media campaign to celebrate and share the good work happening in the Dayton Region.   #SpreadtheGood: Dayton Region will kick-off on Friday, September 12, 2014, at Downtown Dayton Partnership’s Urban Nights, and run through December 2, 2014 (#GivingTuesday). The campaign will highlight the efforts and stories of not-for-profit organizations and volunteers in the community, while encouraging others to #SpreadtheGood in the region by performing a good deed on behalf of a local nonprofit.   Participants will be encouraged to … [Read more...]

UpDayton Launches Dayton Inspires


Olivia Barrow came to Dayton two years ago to work for the Dayton Business Journal.  And she quickly saw through the inferiority complex that our town seems to have and is excited about helping others see that, too. Olivia says, "I saw a lot of untapped potential in the Dayton region. Dayton's outdoor adventure possibilities, especially the rivers, really capture my imagination and inspire me to be active. The opportunities for young people to become influential in the community and in business also inspires my desire to make a difference." As a way to give back to her town, Olivia became … [Read more...]

Girls High School Tennis Tourney Honors Missing 84′ Grad


Carroll High School has decided to turn a tragedy, into a celebration of a past student's life. Some of the area's best high school, girls tennis players will be facing off in the Jennifer Schmidt Memorial Tennis Tournament this Saturday. The annual event is held in the memory of 1984 Carroll HS graduate, Jennifer Schmidt.  Schmidt went missing her freshman year at Purdue, and was never seen again.  The tournament is hosted each year by Carroll High School in her honor. Eight area high school teams will be competing at this tournament. As a special treat, the Dayton Most Metro's … [Read more...]

We’re Giving Away Tickets To SICSA’s Creole Shrimp Boil Fundraiser


For 40 years, the Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals (SICSA) has been dedicated to  place adoptable dogs and cats in loving homes.  They have over 1,400 dog and cat adoptions annually and spay and neuter over 2,000 dogs and cats each year for the community. As a nonprofit, they rely on donations from the community, hosting many fundraisers like their Red Dog Auction, Holiday Bazaar  and their annual pet calendar.  But this year, they've planned a brand new event for Friday, Sept 12th and they've enlisted the help of James Beard award-winning chef and restaurateur … [Read more...]

Rubicon Square & the Fairgrounds Neighborhood

Rubicon Square

Condo developments are popping up in Dayton, I'm sure you've noticed the newer Patterson Square and McCormick condos, as well as the Sixth St Lofts, but there is another condo development that you might not know about, in fact, you might not know this neighborhood even exits, at least as a neighborhood with a name and a development plan. I'm talking about Rubicon Square condos. Rubicon Square is in the Fairgrounds Neighborhood, which is located just south of Miami Valley Hospital and west of Brown St. Its borders are Wyoming, Main, Stewart, and Brown streets, and it's a fascinating mix of … [Read more...]

Celebrate The Good In Your Neighborhood With Mayor’s Grant!


What makes your Dayton neighborhood special?  Showcase the reasons for your neighborhood pride by highlighting your good food, great sportsmanship, music, craft or festival event.  You may be awarded a grant of up to $500 form The Dayton Mayor's Fund of the Dayton Foundation.   Grant Guidelines Purpose: To celebrate the GOOD in your Dayton Neighborhood with a culturally-focused on-site event that might feature music, dance, food, games, sports, theater, poetry – something that speaks to your neighborhood (and/or partnering neighborhood(s)).   Amount: A maximum of $500 … [Read more...]