The CET and ThinkTV are again joining forces for a regional fundraising event – The CET/ThinkTV General Action Auction! All bidding will be online and items will be shown on-air September 8, 2021 through September 11, 2021 on CET and ThinkTV16.
Help make this event a huge success by supporting this auction. Each night there will be special items that close out as well as items that are up for bid all week long. Categories include art, clothing, collectibles, entertainment, food, hotels, jewelry and so many more. For a look at what’s up for auction, click here or here for the premier items.
How does the Action Auction work?
All bidding will take place on this system. You will be able to use your smartphone, tablet or computer to keep up with the status of your bids and continue bidding. You will know which day your item will sell based on one of the categories of your item: Sept 8, Sept 9, Sept 10 or Sept 11. The items at approximately 11:00pm EDT or five minutes after Action Auction goes off the air on CET 48 or ThinkTV 16. You can be the winning bidder wherever you are in the world!
How do I participate in the Action Auction?
Get started online through this page. Just hit the ‘Register Now’ button toward the top of this page. Enter your name, address, phone number, email and credit or debit card number. A credit or debit card must be registered to place a bid. Browse the Silent Auction and start bidding on your favorite items! You may set a maximum bid if desired and GiveSmart will continue to keep you in the running until you reach your maximum bid. Also check out the Instant Buy items that are not up for auction but each has a buy-it-now price.
How can I keep active and know if I am outbid or have won an item?
You will be notified via text if you have been outbid. If you are NOT receiving the text messages make sure that you have the correct mobile number under your profile. The texts will continue to notify you when you have been outbid or reached your maximum bid. When the auction closes, you will also receive a text message if you won any items.
In 2013, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation launched its 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit; a tribute to all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, including the 343 members of the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) who made the ultimate sacrifice. The high-tech, 83-foot tractor-trailer, which transforms into a 1,100 square foot exhibit, is a tool to further educate people across the country about the events of that tragic day.
Coming to Troy, the memorial provides interactive education; including artifacts such as steel beams from the towers, documentary videos, and recordings of first responder radio transmissions. Interactive guided tours are carried out by FDNY firefighters who provide firsthand accounts of the day and its aftermath.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is committed to ensuring we NEVER FORGET.
Now that you can work from anywhere, the Downtown Dayton Partnership and Five Rivers MetroParks invite you to enjoy a workday in the park! On August 25th, RiverScape MetroPark will be transformed into an outdoor coworking space complete with tables, chairs, wi-fi (provided by AT&T), coffee, and more. Invite your colleagues to join you and reconnect after a year of virtual meetings and remote everything. The day will close with happy hour, a chance to network with other attendees and catch up with friends and colleagues.
9:00am – 4:00pm – Coworking
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Happy Hour at Flyboy’s
237 E. Monument Ave.
Dayton, OH 45402
Tables & chairs will be primarily under the pavilion to provide shade from the sun and cover in case of light rain. Attendees will be notified via email if the event is delayed or cancelled due to weather.
Lunch & Breaks
When it’s time to take a break, you can enjoy one of downtown’s many coffee shops or 50+ lunch options. We’ll have maps listing all of your choices! If you bring your lunch back to the park you can catch some acoustic tunes from Noah Back from 11:30am to 1:30pm, part of the Music @ Lunch series every Tuesday through Friday at RiverScape.
You can also go for a walk or take a bike ride along one of the many paved trails that connect at RiverScape. There will also be yard games and other fun around the park to enjoy when you need a few minutes away from your outdoor desk.
Parking & Transportation
Attendee parking is available at the Water Street Garage at 405 Water Street. Validation tickets will be provided at the event check-in table.
Or leave your car behind! RiverScape MetroPark has bike parking, a Link bike share station, an RTA bus stop, a Flyer shuttle stop, and usually at least a few Spin scooters.
Restrooms, water and soft drinks, tables and chairs, shade, wifi, and power. Pop-up wifi for Downtown Coworking Day is provided by AT&T.
Capacity is limited. Attendees must RSVP via the form below.
Scott Murphy | firstname.lastname@example.org
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth welcomes hundreds of thousands visitors to Harveysburg in northern Warren County to experience the old, new, and unique that bring the Ohio Renaissance Festival to life. This year festival organizers are excited to welcome visitors back to the village and what a festival they’ve prepared!
The festival features a handful of new entertainment spanning death-defying feats to ‘rockin’ Irish music’.
- The Free Lancers bring hard hits and thrilling action to the Guinness Arena of Champions three times each day.
- Death-defying, daring, dangerous and dynamic. Ichabod Wainwright will amaze and amuse you with his Wheel of Death.
- Join equestrian acrobat, The Daring Horseman, as he combines grace and beauty with daring and dangerous.
- Judas & Magnolia: Daring Escapes are a husband-and-wife team of escape artists and circus performers. Watch in amazement as they perform impressive escape stunts.
- Cincinnati Barbarian is an armored combat group featuring fights with real armor, real weapons and real combat!
- Weaving comic wit and impressive feats of escapism, fire artistry, and the supernatural, Johnny Phoenix is the Danger Comedian.
- Valkyrik is a high-energy, fantasy music act built on themes of war and battle from the Norse/Viking.
- Robert the Barrrd performs solo songs Olde and New and is a portrayer of villains most dastardly, and heroes most cunning.
- Don’t miss the “rockin’ Irish music” of Celtic Mayhem.
The festival boasts a variety of special events for those 21 and over that adds to the already unique experience a day in our 16th Century English village provides. A new addition this year.
- The Ohio Renaissance Festival Ale Trail is an experience unlike any other. Meander through the village browsing the marketplace and stop at any of the 13 locations for a unique craft beer, ale, cider, mead, or specialty cocktail and earn your way to a drawing for a 2022 Season Pass prize package. Please, drink responsibly – You have all season long!
The 32nd annual Ohio Renaissance Festival runs Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day Monday for nine weekends, September 4 through October 31. Located on State Route 73 in Warren County, just 2 miles west of I-71 or 15 miles east of I-75, the festival is within an hour’s drive from Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus.
Tickets can be bought online at www.renfestival.com.
Adult (ages 13+) – $19
A savings of $4 if you order before Friday, September 3 at 4 pm
Child (ages 5-12) – $7.50
Save $2.50 if you order before Friday, September 3 at 4 pm
Season Pass – $60
A whole season of fun for the cost of less than 3 admissions!
The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will be eliminating the use of all old system passes, paper tickets and change cards effective Sept. 1, 2021 as the next step in the process of migrating customers to its new fare payment system, Tapp Pay.
RTA stopped selling old system passes and paper tickets at all outlet locations in April, and discontinued the sale of Day Passes aboard all vehicles in July. Customers are advised to use any outstanding passes, paper tickets or change cards they have no later than August 31, after which they will no longer be accepted.
Tapp Pay, first introduced via the Transit app in June 2020, offers fare at a discounted rate through fare capping. Customers are limited, or capped, in the amount they pay within a given timeframe once they have ridden enough times to accumulate the equivalent of Tapp Pay’s promotional daily cap ($3) or 31-day monthly cap ($30). A single trip for a regular adult rider costs $1.50 with Tapp Pay, versus RTA’s $2 single-trip cash fare. Once a cap is reached, customers pay no additional charges. This means no matter how many essential trips a customer takes throughout a given day or rolling 31-day period, any additional trips during that period of time will be at no charge. Customers can use Tapp Pay on either a smartphone by downloading Transit app in the Google Play or App store, or via a Tapp Pay card. Tapp Pay cards can be obtained at any RTA transit center at a payment kiosk using a debit or credit card, and with cash at Wright Stop Plaza.
Funds can be added to Tapp Pay accounts at a payment kiosk at any transit center using a debit or credit card, or with cash at Wright Stop Plaza. In addition, customers can use cash to load value onto their account at more than 200 retail locations throughout the RTA transit network. This includes all CVS, Walgreens, Dollar General, and Speedway locations. A complete list can be found at www.iriderta.org/tapp-pay. Value can also be loaded online using the Tapp Pay Hub atwww.iriderta.org/tapp-pay. Any card can be registered to an account by linking it on the Tapp Pay Hub. Linking a card to an account gives customers the benefit of being able to see their account balance, track their travel and when they have been capped, manage their funds, and the ability to have a card closed out and the balance transferred over to a new card should it ever be lost or stolen.
RTA intends to begin exclusively using Tapp Pay for fare payment beginning Nov. 1, 2021. For more information, visit RTA’s website at www.i-riderta.org/tapp-pay.
WDTN-TV has named John Seibel as evening co-anchor of 2 NEWS. Seibel will take over the role from Mark Allan, who’s retiring on September 2nd after more than 25 years at 2 NEWS.
“John knows the Miami Valley and its people well, having grown up here,” said Joe Abouzeid, WDTN-TV & Dayton’s CW Vice President & General Manager. “He loves it here and is committed to our community. We are thrilled to have him anchor our afternoon and evening newscasts.”
Seibel was born and raised in Englewood, Ohio and is an alum of Northmont High School. He was a Satellite Communications Technician for the Early Warning Missile Defense System during the first Gulf War.
Seibel joined the 2 NEWS team in 2014 as co-anchor of 2 NEWS Today. He’s shared the anchor desk with Lauren Wood since 2017.
Seibel will be joined by Brooke Moore and Storm Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Brian Davis beginning Monday, September 6th to co-anchor 2 NEWS First at 4. He’ll also co-anchor Five on 2 as well as 2 NEWS at 6, 10 and 11.
“I’m humbled to have spent the last seven and a half years telling my hometown what the world looks like as they started their day,” said Seibel. “I’m honored to continue earning that trust in the evenings and at night, and I’m thrilled to team up with Brooke, Brian Davis and Jack Pohl, for whom I have great respect.”
Seibel and his wife, Heather, have three wonderfully spirited kids, Noah, Kylene and Elise.