Presidential Proclamation — Wright Brothers Day, 2014


On Wright Brothers Day, we lift up the scientists, entrepreneurs, inventors, builders, and doers of today, and all those who reach for the future. Let us recommit to harnessing the passion and creativity of every person who works hard in America and leading the world through another century of discovery.

Join The Massive Mob of Santas on Bikes

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We will take our Christmas cheer and good tidings to the streets of Dayton and ride around town for a few miles, making our way to Fifth Street Brewpub for a final pit stop before heading down to the Santa Pub Crawl in the Oregon District.

Cin City Reptile Show Features Jake “The Snake” Roberts ** Ticket Giveaway**


Jake “The Snake” Roberts will make a guest appearance at the Sunday, December 14th Cin City Reptile Show. Jake was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014. Jake was wildly popular in the 80s-90s for his use of snakes in the ring.

Author on History of U.S.-Israeli Relations To Speak

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Alison Weir, award-winning journalist and author of the book “Against Our Better Judgment: The hidden history of how the U.S. was used to create Israel,' will speak at Sears Hall at the University of Dayton on Wednesday, December 10th at 7:00PM. This free talk is co-sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Dayton, The Middle East Culture and Politics Organization at Wright State University, and the Dayton Arab American Forum (DAAF).



Woodland Lights offers a fantasyland of holiday lights and displays along a half-mile wooded path. The 22nd season offers more lights, more vignettes, and the same winter whimsy that enchants thousands of visitors every year.

A Glimpse Back in Time Inspires Dayton’s Tipping Point


I’d like to thank America’s brewery boom and reaching back to our roots. This year the number of breweries in the U.S. topped 3000 for the first time since the 1870s. The Dayton area itself has experienced much of the same. For downtown’s sake, it got its first neo-foray into brewing when Toxic Brew Company opened in 2012. Toxic brought Dayton its first brewery since the closure of the Dayton Brewing Corporation in 1961. This was another blip on the radar, albeit a very important blip that led up to this year.

Teachers Who Get Students Outdoors Can Win Prize Money for Classrooms

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Five Rivers MetroParks New OUTstanding Teacher Award honors educators who inspire students to learn about nature.

Junior League Launches Kids in the Kitchen Campaign


Childhood obesity is a raging epidemic in every developed country.  The Association of Junior Leagues International’s Kids in the Kitchen initiative, begun in 2006, is doing something about it by raising awareness of healthful eating across four countries and in more than 200 communities, including right here in Dayton, Ohio. The Junior League of Dayton, in partnership with ThinkTV, has worked extensively over the past two years to create a media campaign that promotes the JLD’s healthy families programming. Together, they created six professional public service announcements that guide … [Read more...]

Oregon District Merchants Offer Holiday Shopping Promotion


With over 25 dining and entertainment options and 20 retail establishments, the Oregon District is a great place to purchase diverse holiday gifts from local businesses. This year, the independent businesses have come together to showcase what the Oregon District has to offer with a new stamp card promotion that rewards people with thousands of dollars in prize incentives. Each business will have stamp cards available, which will be stamped whenever a purchase is made at one of 45 businesse

Dayton Holiday Festival Kicks Off Friday


The Dayton Holiday Festival is your source for family-friendly holiday fun in downtown Dayton. Started by Mrs. Virginia Kettering more than 40 years ago so that all children could enjoy the holiday season regardless of their economic means, the Festival continues today with free attractions for the community.