Dragons Get Hall of Fame Instructor

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Fans who attended this week’s games were delighted to see Barry Larkin in the Dragons dugout. He has been working with the young Dayton team on finessing their skills. When asked what his favorite part of this job was, he mentioned that it was when a particular player did well, and made a point to see that he noticed.



Local Businesses Compete For $100,000 Funding

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Chase will provide funds designed to enable an eligible established for-profit small business to use the Grant to execute a business plan that will result in expansion and growth of the small business .



Adventures of a Dayton City Commissioner Wannabe

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I want to be a part of our city’s resurgence and future growth. There are signs of life everywhere you look and I’m not going to play the doomsday card to get into office. I love Dayton. And there are a lot of sharp young people out there who believe in our city.



4th Annual Ladies Arm Wrestling Sunday!

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The 4th Annual Ladies Arm Wrestling tournament of course! It's only one of THE most outrageously fun charity events in the city. This year's event is Kentucky-Derby themed, so come grab a mint julep and get in on the fun!



Dayton Time Network- A Barter System For Time & Talent

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Neighbors helping neighbors! Get signed up to start earning ‘time dollars’ for helping others in our community, and then spend them having others help you with services you need.



Feedback Needed On Design Finalists Announced for River Run Mural

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The Downtown Dayton Partnership (DDP), Miami Conservancy District (MCD), and Five Rivers MetroParks led the search for artists/designers to submit design ideas to be painted on the 953-foot-long, concrete floodwall on the north side of the Great Miami River as part of the RiverScape River Run project. The Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) led the artist outreach process to successfully engage the local arts/design community. More than 80 submissions from throughout the country were submitted and reviewed by a design selection committee.



Volunteers Needed at Seedling Saturdays To Help Save Local Forests

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As part of Five Rivers MetroParks’ reforestation efforts, more than 60,000 seedlings have been planted during the past four years on land Five Rivers MetroParks manages. Now, volunteers are needed during upcoming Seedling Saturdays to ensure these seedlings can grow — and improve our local environment. These free events will be held from 9 a.m. to noon: Saturday, Apr. 25 —  Carriage Hill MetroPark, 7800 E. Shull Rd. in Dayton Saturday, May 2 —  Germantown MetroPark, 7101 Conservancy Rd. in Germantown Saturday, May 9 —  Carriage Hill MetroPark, 7800 E. Shull Rd. in Dayton Saturday, … [Read more...]



Culture Connects 20/20: Cultural Plan Rollout

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Imagine an even more vital and creative Dayton Region, one where everyone can find some creative activity they enjoy, where it’s easy to find out what’s going on anywhere in the Region, where people from all over and from all backgrounds and of all ages come together around their common passions. Where the arts help our young people learn and think creatively, and where cultural assets help sell our Region to talented engineers and executives. This is a sample of what can emerge from Culture Connects 20/20, our Regional Cultural Plan.



Q &A With Food Network’s Ted Allen – In Dayton To Host AIDS Fundraiser

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Food Network host Ted Allen will return to his roots this weekend to help fight AIDS. It’s a civic moment where hundreds — thousands — of us get together and make a statement about how much we care about our neighbors, our friends and people who are impacted by this terrible disease.



City Creates Small Business Advocate Position To Assist Small Businesses

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The Small Business Advocate will focus on educating the business community about the permitting process so permits may be obtained in a timely manner. City staffer Brock Taylor, Economic Development Specialist has been promoted to fill the position. The idea for the position was generated through the Mayor's Business Round Table meeting last year, where area business owners discussed ways to make the City more small business friendly. During that meeting, businesses asked that City officials provide some help to entrepreneurs who are struggling through the process of opening a business.