Volunteering gives you the chance to vote every day about the kind of community and world you want to live in. It gives you the opportunity to be apart of something bigger than yourself and use your civic responsibility for the greater good Volunteering lets you meet people from all walks of life. It gives you the chance to form real relationships that can have a lasting impact on your life. You could meet your new best friend, future business partner or have a conversation that sparks a real change in your life. Did you know volunteering is also an excellent way to boost your career … [Read more...] about A New Way To Find Volunteer Opportunities
We've all been watching the transformation of what was once an old ugly paint store on Patterson across from Grismer Tire become transformed into Old Scratch Pizza. Stephanie Soller shared that her husband Eric drove by the building every day for years from his job at Hobart on his way home to their home in Oakwood and about a year ago they decided that it would be the home of their beer and pizza joint. The couple, who meet in culinary school had always dreamed of opening a restaurant together. The 6000 sq foot restaurant has a casual feel, where you'll order at the counter, then head … [Read more...] about The Wait is Over- Old Scratch Pizza Opens Tuesday!
In an email sent today from Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley she shared that she's "proud and excited to announce that Dayton has received a top score of 100 on the 2016 Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index! Dayton is one of just 3 cities in Ohio and 60 nationwide to earn a perfect score. Dayton is also just one of 37 cities to be named an All-Star City, representing a high score in a state lacking supportive state-level laws." The Municipal Equality Index is based upon a set of 44 criteria that fall into five broad categories: non-discrimination laws, municipal employment policies, … [Read more...] about Dayton Gets Perfect Score on LGBT Equality Index!
Co-owners Chris Harrison and Charlie Carroll posted this on their Facebook page this weekend: Finally! After seven long months, Table 33 is finally ready to tell the world “We’re Open!” Beginning Monday, October 17th, Table 33 will open it’s doors for business. To ensure the outstanding quality and customer service we aim for, the restaurants opening will be progressive. The Coffee Bar / Grab & Go Menu will be up and at it Monday, with the full-service sit-down side of the restaurant opening in late November. Beginning October 17th, hours of operation will be from 7:00 am to 1:00 … [Read more...] about Doors Open at Table 33 Monday
When you plan on hosting your own wedding in a building you own, finishing out the event space takes on a very special importance. For building owner Matt Dieringer, that work will be showcased today when he weds his school teacher love, Amanda. Dierineger purchased the 160,000 square foot Davis-Linden Building in spring of 2015, which was the home of the Davis Sewing Machine Co. in the 1920's. In 1924 the company changed it's name to Huffman Manufacturing Company and started to manufacture bicycles. The building is now filled with creative tenants that include woodworkers and … [Read more...] about Dayton Has A New Event Space
By day Debbie Fox is the Grants and Operations Director for Levin Family Foundation. She also has served on the board of Artemis, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Dayton, and the WSU Non Profit Leadership Alliance. But she spends her nights and weekend drumming up support for the The First Tee of Greater Miami Valley, a program that impacts young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Debbie's husband is a head coach for the program as well. We asked her to tell us … [Read more...] about Making A Difference In Dayton: Debbie Fox
Ballots will soon be cast not only for President, but also for the next Big Read title. Each spring, the Big Read invites Miami Valley residents to read and talk about the same book, which is chosen by popular vote. Over the course of the summer, a selection committee of local librarians and volunteers narrowed an initial list of 48 titles down to four finalists. Votes can be cast at public libraries, academic libraries, Books & Co., or online at BigRead.org from September 12-October 23, 2016. The winning title will be announced at the end of October. The four finalists for … [Read more...] about Help Choose The Next Big Read Book
All month long Bellbrook Chocolate Shoppe is spotlighting Breast Cancer Awareness and raising funds for the cause! They will be donating 20% of a different item sold each week. Proceeds from these sales will go to the Kettering Medical Center Foundation to provide mammograms for local under/served and under/insured. You can help them make a difference in women's lives with early detection! Remember those pretzel rods with the caramel, toffee chips and chocolate that you dream about? Well, this weeks fundraising efforts involve just that pretzel! 20% of all sales of their famous … [Read more...] about Chocolate For The Cause
October 29th is Hauntfest in the Oregon District, the annual costumed celebration that closes down Fifth Street for the festivities. Because of that, Corner Kitchen, located at the intersection of Fifth and Wayne Streets, will be closed that evening, but will open up that Saturday for a Pre-Hauntfest Brunch from 11am - 3pm. Owner Natalie Skilliter was excited to share plans for the day with DMM. "We LOVE Halloween. The staff is dressing up on Friday, Oct. 28 and for the Brunch on the 29th--it's a lot of fun. Last year, the kitchen dressed up as the Village People and broke out in … [Read more...] about Corner Kitchen to Serve Pre-Hauntfest Brunch
Imagine a dinner table the length of the Third Street Bridge. Envision it packed with Daytonians from every pocket of the city. At this table, UpDayton and other interested parties can help serve a meal and challenge participants to re-think their assumptions about other parts of town and the people who live there. Volunteers will figure out how to bring this huge meal to life, how to inspire impactful dialogue, and how to fill the table with people who believe in a more open, connected Dayton. “What’s better than having folks come together to break bread with strangers and talk about the … [Read more...] about Get A Seat At The Longest Table