About Jane Krebs

Jane is a lifetime Daytonian. She knows how much Dayton has to offer and is all about spreading the word! At DaytonMostMetro.com, she writes the weekly column "Jane's Best Bets" in which she highlights many of the fun things going on in and around the Dayton area. In addition, Jane is active in several area organizations, including Generation Dayton, where she serves on the Steering Committee. Professionally, she works as a Speech Pathologist. On a side note, Jane is always appreciative of a good "laffy taffy type" joke!

2012 Dayton Fish Fry Season is Here!

Click Here for the 2013 Fish Fry Schedule A common complaint I hear from people is that there is nothing to do in Dayton during the winter months...to which I reply, "Apparently you've never heard of Dayton Fish Fry Season."  In case you didn't know, Dayton fish fries are THE place to be.  Traditionally, many of the Catholic churches held fish fries during Fridays in Lent, as Catholics don't eat meat on those days.  Over the past several years, the popularity of fish fries has grown tremendously.  At a typical Catholic fish fry, you'll be able to eat fish and chips, enjoy a few beers, … [Read more...]

Jane’s Best Bets (11/23 – 11/27)

  Photo Credit: Alli ShillitoIt's that time of year when you get asked the question, "What are you thankful for?"  I am thankful for the many blessings in my life, including such things as my family, friends, food, shelter, etc.  In addition, I am thankful for the fact that there are always great things going on in Dayton...and I'm here to share a few of them with you.    On Wednesday, head to the 2nd Street Market to get some of your last minute Thanksgiving items for their Stock-Up Wednesday.  If you didn't get to catch opening night of Les Miserables at the Schuster Center, you … [Read more...]

Jane’s Best Bets (11/16 – 11/20)

  Photo Credit: Alli ShillitoLife is busy with the holidays drawing near, but hopefully you still can find time to get out and enjoy some of these events!  On Wednesday, you'll have an opportunity to eat some delicious food!  In the morning/mid-morning, eat some made from scratch waffles at Christ Episcopal Church for their 82nd Annual Waffle Shop.  In the evening, make your way to the Greenfire Bistro for a dinner to benefit Aullwood, Giuliano for their Lasagna Dinner, or to Jay's for their Kokomo Wine Dinner.  Afterwards, make your way to The Loft Theatre to see Caroline, or … [Read more...]

Jane’s Best Bets (11/2 – 11/6)

Happy November everyone!  I hope everyone had a fabulous and safe Halloween...and that your kids (or your neighbors' kids) shared their candy with you!  Even though there may not be any more opportunities to dress up in costume for a while (unless you're an actor), there are still plenty of opportunities to have fun in Dayton this week! On Wednesday, get a jump start on your holiday shopping by visiting the ARTtoBUY Holiday Gift Gallery at the Dayton Visual Arts Center or the Give Art! Gift Gallery at the Cannery Art and Design Center.  Or make your way to the Oregon District for some good … [Read more...]

Jane’s Best Bets (10/26 – 10/30)

Halloween is right around the corner!  Hopefully you have your costume and are ready for some good scares this week...as well as some good fun! On Wednesday, hang out in Oakwood for The Nights of the Arts.  Do all those political commercials have you confused on how to vote on election day?  If so, make your way to the Updayton Candidate Forum.  Or make your way to the Schuster Center for Tyler Perry's 'The Haves and the Have Nots'. On Thursday, support a great cause by attending the Clothes That Work Fashioning Futures Modeling Success Luncheon at Sinclair's Ponitz Center.  Get out that … [Read more...]

Jane’s Best Bets (10/19 – 10/23)

Even though Halloween is about two weeks away, the Halloween festivities have officially begun with the Ghosts N' Goblins 5K downtown on Tuesday night!  There are many more great Halloween themed, as well as non-Halloween themed options for this week! On Wednesday, if you love a good scare, then be sure to make your way to the Haunted Butcher House.  To be honest, the name of it alone scares me!  In addition to seeing lots of Halloween decorations this time of year, you also see lots of political signs, commercials, etc.  The task of choosing who to vote for or how to vote on certain issues … [Read more...]

Jane’s Best Bets (10/12 – 10/16)

I hope you have been able to enjoy these nice fall days!  And even if the weather does get bad this week, there are some indoor options along with the outdoor options! On Wednesday, attend The Fundraiser's Guide to Social Media at the main branch of the Dayton Metro Library.  This is great (and free!) opportunity, particularly if you serve on a board or work for a non-profit.  And in the evening, you’ll be able to support one of those non-profits, Agape for Youth, by attending the Fostering Changes for Future Generations Gala at the Schuster Center.  At Wright State, listen to Arlene B. … [Read more...]

Jane’s Best Bets (10/5 – 10/9)

It is going to be another great fall week in Dayton with plenty of things to do! On Wednesday, it’s all about social justice, with a little theater and beer brewed in the mix.  At lunch time, attend the Awareness Luncheon at the Dayton Racquet Club to learn more about human trafficking or the Domestic Violence Vigil at Courthouse Square to remember the victims of domestic violence and to honor those survivors.  At the Schuster Center, you will be able to attend Mel Brooks' 'Young Frankenstein'.  And I didn’t forget the beer – there is a Beer Tasting at Trolley Stop, as well as a Beer … [Read more...]

Jane’s Best Bets (9/28 – 10/2)

I hope you had the opportunity to sample some wonderful craft beers at Oktoberfest this past weekend!  Speaking of Oktoberfest, I am reminded of the fact that we switch from September to October this week.  I wish for you a great start into the new month…and here are some events that will hopefully help! On Wednesday, join some amazing women for the Fourth Annual Women in Business Networking Conference.  At the Nutter Center, attend the Third Annual IBI/BBB Integrity Breakfast in order to get the inside scoop on integrity in the marketplace.  In the evening, after a hard day’s work (unless … [Read more...]

Jane’s Best Bets (9/21 – 9/25)

What a great weekend!  I enjoyed seeing so many people downtown on Friday for Urban Nights!  And I enjoyed my first ever Air Force Marathon experience, which was also my first ever racing experience since running track in kindergarten.  It was great to see so many people come from all parts of the country and world to be in Dayton!  Although you may not be running around base this week, you may be running around town trying to catch some of these great events! On Wednesday, put on your cocktail dress (for ladies only), eat some delicious food, and get out your credit card to bid on some … [Read more...]