(DE-FI) Introduces: Aceani Michelle


I was first introduced to 17 year old designer Aceani Michelle via Lynne Bartley from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in September of 2013 and since our initial introduction Aceani has become a source of inspiration and driving force behind everything that we do here at the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC. If we’ve ever had a single doubt about what we are doing and why, Aceani’s passion for the industry quickly helps us to refocus on our ultimate goals. From the first email that she sent me giving me a full background of her work, to showing up and being … [Read more...]



Hello Everyone, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL is starting to fade..but it's still performing well enough to stick around for another week. That said, this could be its last. Hurry down if you still need to see it (or see it again). On Friday, we will open the charming, feature debut film from director Ritesh Batra - THE LUNCHBOX. T.T. Stern-Enzi of DAYTON CITY PAPER just gave the film an "A" review. He wrote, "A soulful performance by Irrfan Khan serves as the key ingredient in this marvelous dish." Synopsis for THE LUNCHBOX: Currently rated 96% FRESH on Rottentomatoes.com "Middle class … [Read more...]

UpDayton Introduces Connect937: a Talent Retention Project


UpDayton wants to know, how embedded are you? UpDayton is calling on all residents of the Miami Valley to take a short four minute survey to measure their embeddedness to the region. Connect937 is a survey platform and community connectivity tool that measures a person’s attachment through the Embeddedness Quotient (EQ) developed by Dr. Brookes Holtom of Georgetown University.  In a quick, four-minute survey, a participant is able to see his/her results and utilize tools to help improve their connectedness in the office and in the community. Results will be anonymized and UpDayton along with … [Read more...]

Mayor Whaley Reflects on First 100 Days in Office


During her first State of the City address, Mayor Nan Whaley outlined her vision for the future of Dayton as a vibrant, business friendly and educated community where residents can live, work, play and raise a family. “Today marks my 100th day in office, and I am using this time to reflect and update the citizens of Dayton on the progress we have made” said Mayor Whaley. “Since January 6, I have hit the ground running. As Mayor, I have had to opportunity to meet with the business leaders of this community, as well as the citizens in their neighborhoods. We have discussed everything from the … [Read more...]

Lions, Tigers & Bears, Oh Why? Tim Harrison Speaks on Exotic Animal Ownership at the Library


Ohio has become ground zero for the debate over exotic animal ownership, according to the current issue of National Geographic Magazine, which quotes Dayton resident Tim Harrison and describes his work with Outreach for Animals.  The former Oakwood police officer and founder of Outreach for Animals will talk to teens and families about exotic and potentially dangerous animals in a presentation at the Dayton Metro Library. "Lions, Tigers & Bears, Oh Why?" takes place Tuesday, April 22, 6:00 p.m. at the Main Library, 215 E. Third Street, and is free and open to the public. Harrison's … [Read more...]

RED Table Design Gala Sold Out- Preview Party Added!

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Every two years the AIDS Resource Center Ohio hosts a RED Table Design Gala.  RED is an acronym for Reach, Empower, Dream of a world without AIDS.  Over 40 interior designers, florists, artists and community volunteers will spend 3 days creating over the top center pieces based on a theme.  For 2014  the table designs will embrace the spirit of rock music, the artists and rock and roll culture that make up the ROCK AND RED Hall of Fame!   The Gala, which will take place on Sat, April 26th at the Masonic Center, has officially sold out.  Chair  Sue Spiegel says,  “The tables are … [Read more...]

Five Rivers MetroParks Introduces Their New Recreation Volunteer Coordinator

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Congratulations to Emmy Fabich, FRMP’s new Volunteer Coordinator of Outdoor Recreation and Events! Emmy’s position will support our MetroParks Volunteer Patrols (MVPs), recreational programs and riding center volunteers, as well as outdoor recreation and RiverScape events volunteers. She will coordinate volunteer support for trail building activities at MoMBA, too. Some of you may already know Emmy as she has been with MetroParks for the past four years, previously serving as the Recreation Program Specialist in the Outdoor Connections Department. She has led overnight backpacking programs … [Read more...]

Jury Duty Scam Alert


The Montgomery County Court System summons hundreds of citizens every year for jury duty. Many people dread getting a notice for jury duty in the mail, but know that being called for jury duty should not be ignored. Some criminals are using the public's respect for the court system to gain access to your personal information. Here is how the scam works: you receive an email notifying you that you have been summoned to appear before the court, sometimes with official sounding subject lines like "Urgent Court Notice." The notice may even tell you when and where to go to court, but when you click … [Read more...]

(DE-FI) Introduces: Sonya Mills of Kerapa Klothing

(DE-FI) Designer Sonya Mills of Kerapa Klothing

What can I say about Sonya Mills?  Well, for starters I can say that she has been one of the voices that have helped to shape the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC into what it is today.  In the early stages of (DE-FI) long before we had a name...months after I stepped down from DFW; I remember sitting out on the patio of De’Lish Café along with Sonya, her mother (DE-FI) Designer Brenda Marone, and (DE-FI) Advisory Board and Steering Committee Ed Dixon discussing what the next step should be in terms of what the next step should be to get a strong fashion movement going in … [Read more...]

Ohio Lottery’s Cash Explosion Road to Riches Coming to Trotwood

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The Cash Explosion Show is ready to travel this spring, and on Saturday, May 17, 2014, the Road to Riches will bring the lights, cameras and action to the gymnasium at Trotwood-Madison High School, 4440 N Union Rd, Trotwood, OH 45426. Cash Explosion makes stops in cities across Ohio each year giving fans the chance to sit in the live audience and cheer on contestants. Most recently, the show has traveled to Barnesville and Lima, and now its sights are set on Trotwood where approximately 2000 seats will be available for the general public. The event is free to the public so no tickets are … [Read more...]