The great part about curling is that it is accessible to really anyone. Curling has been adapted quite well to those with physical limitations, but in most cases almost anyone can participate. Learn to Curl sessions with Curl Troy are offered at various times through the year and often occur at multiple locations in the Miami Valley. We try our best to offer these classes to meet the demand of new people wishing to try the sport.
Fat Girls Hiking is fat activism, body liberation & outdoor community. We want to take the shame & stigma out of the word FAT & empower it. Our motto, Trails Not Scales focuses on Self Care in the outdoors. We promote weight-neutrality & Health At Every Size. We want all people to feel comfortable outdoors & be able to access the outdoors in a way that meets their needs & to be able to claim their space on the trail. We believe that folks of all ages, sizes, shapes, races, religions, classes, abilities, genders and sexual identities should be represented & celebrated in the outdoors. Our community is for everyone! We encourage & support folks who want to get out & hike, to do so!
The Arthritis Foundation’s original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Put on your favorite holiday costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. ’Tis the season to live it up and be jolly for a reason! Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk, spread smiles and good cheer … and be a Champion of Yes! 100 percent of your registration fee and fundraising
Are you a fast runner? 👟 We still love ya if you’re not (we’re definitely not either!), but if you are:
🏅 The winners of this year’s Turkey Trot (first male and female overall and masters) will receive a $100 gift card to Runners Plus!
🏃♂️🏃♀️ The top 5 male and female finishers in each age group will receive a custom designed medal!
Check-in and registration: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Theater in Building 305, race start 2:30pm (Recreation Building)
Awards: 1st male and female $50 (add $50 if course record), 1st male and female (40+) $40 (add $40 if course record). Top 3 in following age groups receive
Charles Goodwin Bickham received the Medal of Honor for “distinguished gallantry” on May 2, 1902, in the Battle of Bayang, during the Moro Rebellion. Lt. Bickham carried a wounded soldier across a “fire swept field.” His medal was awarded by Theodore Roosevelt on April 28, 1904.
He served on the staff of Ohio Governor William McKinley. During the Spanish-American War, he served in Company G, 3rd Regiment, Ohio National Guard, and later in the Ninth Regiment, U.S. Volunteer Infantry. He served during the Philippine-American War in the 28th Regiment, U.S. Volunteer Infantry, under Col. William E. Birkhimer. After receiving his commission in the regular army as a Lieutenant, he served again in the Philippines with the 27th U.S. Infantry under then-Captain John J. Pershing. Lt. Bickham was honorably discharged from the army in June 1910. He never married.
Charles G. Bickham was born in 1867 and died in 1944. He is located in Section 101, Lot 1420. The bronze marker decorating the grave of Charles Bickham was placed there by a gentleman who traveled across the country visiting graves of Congressional Medal of Honor winners, personally paying for the honor of doing so.
Woodland Cemetery, founded in 1841, is one of the nation’s five oldest rural garden cemeteries and a unique cultural, botanical and educational resource in the heart of Dayton, Ohio as you will see as you read through this new MostMetro.com series. Visit the cemetery and arboretum and take one of the many tours Woodland offers free of charge. Most of Dayton’s aviation heroes, inventors and business barons are buried at Woodland.
Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum is located at 118 Woodland Avenue off of Brown Street near the UD Campus. The Woodland Office is open Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday 8 am to 12 pm. The Cemetery and Arboretum are open daily from 8 am to 6 pm. The Mausoleum is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information, call 937-228-3221 or visit the Woodland website.
Join us for our annual Cosmic Bowl at Poelking-Woodman Lanes! This makes for a great outing for families, coworkers, and friends who want to have a fun time and make a difference in the lives of patients and families at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton.
Jacob Stickle was born in Neckar-Thailfingen, Wurettemberg, Germany on February 26, 1825, son of John Jacob and Katerina Stickle.
Jacob helped his father on the family farm until he was old enough to be apprenticed to a butcher. He learned the trade of butchering and stayed in the business until he immigrated to the United States, landing in New Orleans on May 1, 1849. He arrived in Dayton on the first of June.
On his arrival Jacob started working for Adam Happle, a meat packer whose business was located on Valley Pike in Mad River Township. He worked for $7 a week and board. After two years Jacob had saved enough money to rent a butcher’s stand and later opened a stall in Harshmanville, on Yellow Springs Pike, which he attended for seventeen years.
In 1868, Jacob purchased the brewery of Sander and Stoppelman on Warren Street. When he started the business he decided to use only the best quality products, and to make his beer out of only barley, malt and hops.
In 1881, the City Brewery building burnt down. Jacob Stickle rebuilt and enlarged it at an expense of eight thousand dollars, building a three and a half story brick factory. The ice houses had a storage capacity of 2,000 tons and the beer cellars of 3,000 barrels. The first year the business made 4,000 barrels of beer and by 1882 the brewery was producing 7,000 barrels annually. The business required ten men and several teams for delivering the beer to local businesses.
Jacob married Barbara Drechsel on August 31, 1851 and they had two children. Jacob’s son, William, later helped his father run the brewery. In 1890, the business moved to 653 and 655 Warren Street. Jacob Stickle merged his brewery with The Dayton Breweries Company in 1904 and then sold out his part.
Jacob died on November 20, 1908 and is buried in Section 63 Lot 1126.
If you want to take a part in this event your prior kayaking experience must be at least 2 hours. Having completed any kayaking lessons will be perfect.
There won’t be any requirements of fishing experience – beginners will be welcome there!