The Mead monument was once the tallest obelisk at Woodland Cemetery. Today, just a few short feet away from the Mead family lot stands the tallest obelisk, that of John Alexander Collins. During a search through the Wright State University Archives, a series of photographs were found of storm damage at Woodland involving the Mead monument. On the back of each photo was written “Storm Damage July 1944.” I did some checking with the local National Weather Service office in Wilmington and found out that there was a heat wave and drought in the summer of 1944. On July 11th the temperature was 100 … [Read more...] about Luminaries of Dayton: The Mead Monument
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Angels are often referred to as Agents of God. They direct you towards Heaven. They are the guardians of the dead and they symbolize spirituality. Angels are shown in all types of poses with different symbolism. Two angels can be named and are identified by the objects they carry: Michael, who bears a sword and Gabriel, who is depicted with a horn. Michael is known as the leader of the angels who remained faithful to God after after the great war in heaven, overcame and cast Satan from their midst. Gabriel was sent by God to announce the birth of Jesus. An angel with a trumpet is a … [Read more...] about Luminaries of Dayton: The Angel as a Cemetery Symbol
This Sunday might as well be declared a holiday in the United States. It could be argued that it the holiday could be international; the global reach for Super Bowl 50 was 167 million people. That is the third largest audience in the history of people watching television. The week before the game is nothing but analyzing the game to death, figuring out where to watch the game, and an odd parade of previews for ads that will be played during the Super Bowl. Part of this pre-game ritual is preparing the drinks that people will be consuming during the game. A Little Love for the … [Read more...] about Preparing For The Super Bowl Party
Dayton is in the midst of a craft beer explosion. There are daily notifications that new breweries are opening or that current breweries are planning to expand. In Montgomery county alone, there are well over a dozen breweries. From Crooked Handle in the south to Hairless Hare in the north, breweries are popping up all over. However, the fuse for the craft beer movement was lit on the West Coast. Anchor Brewing Company was bought by Fritz Maytag in 1965, just as the brewery was going to sink quietly in a sea of macrobrews. He resurrected the brand, inspiring other west coast beer enthusiasts … [Read more...] about Sixth Annual Brew-Ha-Ha: West V. Midwest
So, I’ve done some research and I should probably share it with you. Look, I know it may be shocking, but hear me out. As it turns out, binge-watching Flipping Out With Jeff Lewis, HGTV, and Rehab Addict does not make one a real estate expert. No matter how much you love those sassy Joshes from Million Dollar Listing, they may not be the best teachers of success in the real estate market, though I sure do like their parties. Tarek & Christina, Jonathan & Drew, et. al are probably not the ones to consult about real estate in the Dayton Ohio market. There is no amount of Shark Tank … [Read more...] about What Does It Mean To Invest In Community?
The Breast Wishes Foundation presents the 4th annual 5k for Kelli to honor and support women with breast cancer and to remember all those we have lost. The 5k for Kelli is a fun and family friendly event that gives 100% of its proceeds to local charities: The Noble Circle Project, Good Samaritan Hospital's Breast Health Center and our very own Breast Wishes Foundation which grants wishes that bring joy to women and their families affected by breast cancer. This race is in memory of Kelli James who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2006, and is organized by her two loving sisters. … [Read more...] about Support Breast Cancer Charities through 5k For Kelli on Saturday Aug 20th
Started at Talawanda now we here Gary Owen, local-ish comedian, is about to take over the world. Ok, he's not super local, but he grew up in the Cincy area and now calls Cincinnati home, so that counts, right? Just say yes, and let's keep it moving. When he's not yelling "Who Dey!", Gary is making people laugh. Hysterically. A lot of people, actually, and they've been laughing for over a decade. You may know him as Mr. Broccoli from Daddy Day Care, Zach the barber from House of Payne, or any number of his scene stealing movie roles. Don't act like you weren't hoping your boyfriend … [Read more...] about Gary Owen’s Reality at the Funny Bone
It's not a difficult task to discover visual arts in downtown Dayton. Whether you're exploring a gallery space or admiring local products sold in downtown businesses, Dayton's rich arts amenities abound. Last year, we introduced our first event in the new Summer in the City series in May, and it was a blast. But we've got a lot more in store for art lovers at this year's event. Pack your bags, because you're in for a trip! Art in the City is the next signature event of the 2016 DP&L Summer in the City lineup, and it promises to be quite the visual feast. The Downtown Dayton Partnership … [Read more...] about Art is Everywhere During New Juried Show and Kickoff Event
Memorial Day Weekend is fast approaching. Area pools will be opening, The Five Rivers Fountain of Lights at RiverScape MetroPark in Downtown Dayton will start shooting water again plus there will be plenty of parties & barbeques with family and friends. This weekend is also the unofficial start of Summer. The main reason we have this extended holiday weekend is to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. It also happens to be the most fitting weekend for the … [Read more...] about 12th Annual Patriot Freedom Festival This Weekend at the Dayton VA Campus!
Even pacifists agree that cancer needs its butt kicked. More and more people realize how cancer affects family members, friends, co-workers etc. It's hard to find someone that cancer hasn't touched in one way or another. So we are asking you to help us Pick a Fight with Cancer. This Thursday, May 5th at the Engineers Club of Dayton, Mike Nichols will be hosting the Pick a Fight with Cancer Wine tasting from 6 - 9 pm. This great event is to celebrate those who have survived cancer, those angels cheering on from heaven and to support the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Mike Nichols states: … [Read more...] about Help us Pick a Fight with Cancer!