Play It Forward Do you have a used instrument lurking in your closet somewhere? Would you like to see a child benefit from playing a musical instrument? Now is your chance to make a dream come true for a deserving young musician! In partnership with Discover Classical 88.1 & 89.9 FM and Stivers School for the Arts, the “It’s Instrumental” program of the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association is collecting new or used orchestra and band instruments. Donated instruments will be repaired or reconditioned, and then loaned to deserving students at Stivers School for … [Read more...] about The DPVA Wants Your Instruments!
Welcome to Week 26 of Mystery Mondays. The answer to Week 25's Mystery Photo is: Classic Packard automobiles on display at America's Packard Museum on South Ludlow Street in Downtown Dayton. I took this photo on July 14, 2016. We congratulate our randomly drawn winner Cindy C of Miamisburg! Rapid Fired Pizza certificates are coming your way! We challenge you to tell us where in the Dayton area this photo was taken by filling out the form below. We'll do a random drawing from all those with a correct answer and the winner will get 2 pizzas from Rapid Fired Pizza. Enter … [Read more...] about Mystery Monday – July 25, 2016
From Dayton to Springboro, Harveysburg to Cedarville, this years Homearama will take you all over the Miami Valley in a tour of ten houses. Each of the homes showcase fine craftsmanship, the best of design, innovative efficiencies and the newest home products - all crafted by some of the area’s finest builders. The styles and lifestyles of these 10 homes include urban living, custom homes and elegant single family homes; all of which are professionally decorated and range in price from $129,000 to more than $1,500,000. The diversity of homes show that there is something for every … [Read more...] about It ‘s the Touring Edition of Homearama
More than 10 years ago Shelley Hulce began to gather fellow fans of The Moth podcast for Story Slams. Story Slams are similar to Poetry Slams but a bit more structured. The premise was simple. People sharing true stories, in person, unscripted and live. For more than a decade a small group of storytellers have been meeting in coffee shops, libraries and bars in and around Dayton. In February I traveled to an official Moth event in Louisville to watch how the event is produced. I was pleasantly suprised to see that more than 300 people came out to a venue to listen to great stories. First … [Read more...] about Dayton’s Story Slamm Returns To The Stage Bigger Than Ever
Welcome to Week 25 of Mystery Mondays. The answer to Week 24's Mystery Photo is: The MeadWestvaco Treehouse at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. I took this photo on July 4, 2016 during the Red, White & Boonshoft event. From boonshoftmuseum.org: A remarkable permanent exhibit space, the MeadWestvaco Treehouse is just that: a fully-enclosed treehouse that extends beyond the traditional walls of the Museum to grant better access to the natural world. While inside, learn about environmental preservation, encounter live Honey Bees in their hive, see images of local flying squirrels … [Read more...] about Mystery Monday – July 18, 2016
A Welcome Dayton Ambassador is anyone in the Dayton area who is interested in learning about the many cultures that exist in the area, sharing what they learn with others, and modeling behavior that is welcoming and inclusive to newcomers to our community. What does a Welcome Dayton Ambassador do? Welcome Dayton Ambassadors give presentations, network with native- and foreign-born Dayton residents, share information and resources, help out at multicultural events, and contribute their time and talents to making Dayton a more immigrant-friendly community. Ambassadors are regularly … [Read more...] about Wanna Be A Welcome Dayton Ambassador?
The PokemonGo craze has landed hard in Dayton! The groundbreaking A game has surged to the No.1 free game and No.1 grossing game in both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store in record-breaking time, qualifying Pokémon Go as a certifiable global phenomenon. We've seen plenty of folks walking around downtown, in parks and shopping centers with phone in hand, a look of concentration on their face and then a yelp of glee, fist pumping in celebration of a capture! For those that want to know more, you can join the Better Business Bureau today from 11am - 1pm as they host a Lure Party on … [Read more...] about 4 Pokemon Go Events You Should Know About!
Emmy nominations are revealed! What a fantastic slate! Diversity was key. I'm thrilled The Americans finally entered the Outstanding Drama category since Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell should have been nominated years ago for Brothers & Sisters and Felicity. Hopefully, the Academy will add The Walking Dead to the Drama race one of these days. Also thrilled to see strong showings for the extraordinary People vs. O.J. Simpson as well as American Crime and Fargo (despite Connor Jessup being overlooked for his marvelous work on AC). Game of Thrones did very well as expected with a … [Read more...] about Russell Florence Jr. Reacts to the Emmy Nominations
"Whoever apprehends the said Negroes, so that the Subscriber may readily get them, shall have, if taken up in this County, Forty Shillings Reward, beside what the Law allows; and if at any greater Distance, or out of the Colony, a proportionable Recompence paid them, by George Washington." (emphasis added) --1761 newspaper ad insouciant Pronunciation: /inˈso͞osēənt/ /inˈso͞oSHənt/ Adjective: Showing a casual lack of concern; indifferent: "an insouciant shrug" --Oxford Dictionaries The latter half of last week I was in New Orleans for the National Strength and … [Read more...] about Empathy Part III: Black Lives Matter Edition
By now you have seen kids and adults alike walking around your neighborhood or favorite park staring at their phone. That in itself is not unusual but you may have noticed them eagerly running or chasing something unseen to you. They are attempting to capture Pokemon. Ever since Google introduced the idea of catching virtual Pokémon in the real world as an April Fool’s Day prank in 2014, kids, teens, and adults have been enamored with the idea that the popular card game from their childhood could be digitized to fit in with the modern tech world. One week ago, on July 6, this long-awaited … [Read more...] about The PokemonGO Craze Explained