8 Miami Valley Artists Receive Individual Excellence Awards

On April 20, 2016, the Ohio Arts Council board met publicly and approved Individual Excellence Award recommendations for state fiscal year 2016. Seventy-five (75) $5,000 Individual Excellence Awards were approved totaling $375,000. There were 392 applications received for a total request of $1,960,000. About Individual Excellence Awards Individual Excellence Awards are peer recognition of creative artists for the exceptional merit of a body of their work that advances or exemplifies the discipline and the larger artistic community. These awards support artists' growth and development and … [Read more...]

Bike Miami Valley Hosting Local Challenge for Bicyclists in the Region

Bike Miami Valley is encouraging bicycle ridership across the region by hosting the local Advocacy Challenge of the National Bike Challenge. The National Bike challenge is a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists--and encouraging countless new riders. The challenge runs from May 1 through September 30, 2016. Any person who rides a bike can participate to win great prizes just by registering and counting their rides each and every time. Riders are encouraged to make personal goals, compete with friends and coworkers, or just be part of the biggest group bicycle ride ever. … [Read more...]

Volunteers Needed For Strawberry Festival

Interested in helping LOTS of local nonprofit organizations raise much-needed funds to run their programming? The Troy Strawberry Festival, which hosts up to 150,000 guests each June, needs volunteers to assist with load-in prior to the festival and to serve as ambassadors at multiple shuttle sites throughout the event. Although there are pre-festival events which take place in May, the Strawberry Festival officially begins on Friday night with food and entertainment for the whole family on our beautiful Great Miami River Levee! Two full days of events follow beginning with Open … [Read more...]

Urban Farm Internships Available at Garden Station

Garden Station is a 2 acre community garden & urban farm, art park, sustainable living education center, and community meeting place in the heart of downtown Dayton, Ohio. We have demonstration gardens featuring permaculture design, natural building and educational murals. We teach over 60 free hands-on, DIY sustainable living classes each year on a variety of topics including beekeeping, organic gardening, permaculture, food preservation and preparation, herbal remedies and more; 40 of those classes occurring at EarthFest, which attracts over 4000 visitors. Our urban farmer’s … [Read more...]

$1 Lunch Deal at Jimmy John’s This Thursday

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich Shop was founded in 1983 by 19-year-old Jimmy John Liautaud in a converted garage in Charleston, IL. As part of a special nationwide customer appreciation celebration, Jimmy John's will offer $1 sandwiches at locations across the country on Thursday, April 21. The deal will be valid from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm with a limit of one sandwich per customer.  Officials say sandwiches one through six on the menu will be served for $1 during the four-hour span.   Sorry, freaky fast delivery won't be included in this offer -- you'll have to go into the shop … [Read more...]

The Mural Machine -Daytonians Creating Large-Scale Art

Starting this spring a new company is coming out of the long-time partnership of local artists ETCH (Chris Weyrich) and Tiffany Allyn Clark. Putting new focus to their work, The Mural Machine channels the pair’s passion for creating large-scale public art while also bringing more attention to the art that already exist around the Dayton area. “This is something that we’ve both been passionate about for some time,” Weyrich said. “The Mural Machine is a way for us to let people know what’s out there and also what more can be done on the side of a warehouse or at a park or a retaining … [Read more...]

No Guts, No Glory; Sean’s Story

The Dayton Music scene is not only vibrant, rockin', and funky, but filled with benevolent, and generous people who stand together, selflessly sharing their talents. Come out to show your love and support for these musicians who make Dayton a better place! They are putting on an awesome show to help Sean McKinney and the Crohn' and Colitis Foundation. … [Read more...]

Lights, Camera, Action! CVB Video Contest

Known as The Birthplace of Aviation and so much more!, Dayton is home to the Wright Brothers, the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, the Wright family mansion Hawthorn Hill, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force (the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum and the state’s most visited free tourist attraction!), and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base where scientists and engineers at the Air Force Research Laboratories are developing the latest in aerospace technology. In recent years, Dayton has been known as the home to the First Four. The play in games for March … [Read more...]

Food Network’s “Cooks Vs. Cons” Now Casting

The show tries to answer the question… Are some home cooks good enough to beat a pro. But there is a  twist and a secret ingredient thrown into the mix. Master of modern cuisine, Geoffrey Zakarian hosts the next generation of cooking competition, a battle that asks the ultimate question: Could a talented home cook beat a pro, or does a true professional have skills that no amateur could match? With a level playing field, and no one knowing which cook is which, only a blind taste test will prove who has the best dish. If the professional is victorious, he or she will take home $10,000, but if … [Read more...]

Fairgrounds To Remain Downtown Through 2017 Fair

The Montgomery County Agricultural Society Board announced today that the Montgomery County Fair will remain at its current location in Dayton through the 2017 fair season.   “As we consider a new home for the Montgomery County Fair, the Board recognizes the importance of extending the process in order to thoughtfully consider options and ultimately select the ideal location,” said John Friedline, President of the Agricultural Society Board. “The fair will remain in Dayton for 2016 and 2017.”   The Agricultural Society Board continues to work with the City of Dayton, … [Read more...]