Dayton Metro Library Names New Nonprofit Resource Librarian

 Nonprofit organizations in the Miami Valley have a new ally in Susan Rodenberg, recently appointed as Nonprofit Resource Librarian at the Dayton Metro Library. Rodenberg previously served as a nonprofit Development Director and Executive Director at nonprofits in Cincinnati, Ohio, including the Civic Garden Center, Mental Health Services East, Fernside Center for Grieving Children and the Hearing Speech and Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati. “I’ve spent my entire career raising funds and friends for organizations whose missions incite my passion,” said Rodenberg. “I am eager to meet and … [Read more...]

Austin Landing Cooking Class Features Oils & Balsamics

Calling all foodies and cooks!  Got flavor infused Olive Oils?  How about flavored Balsamic vinegar?  This class does! On February 17th, The Food Adventures Crew is teaming with The Spicy Olive to bring you a one night,  one-of-a-kind cooking experience. Attendees can sit back, relax and enjoy seven different plates.  Each one made with fresh olive oils and balsamics, of different specialty flavors.  This is not a "hands on" class, but each dish will be prepared step by step by 3 different cooks, and recipes will be supplied. Now is your chance to check out the Spicy Olive Oil store … [Read more...]

Mystery Monday – February 8, 2016

Welcome to Week 2 of Mystery Mondays. So that first one was pretty easy, with 95% of you who entered getting it right!  The answer to Week One's Mystery Photo is: The roof of The Dayton Art Institute's rotunda. Congratulations to our first winner Mark Bailey. I took this photo on September 27, 2014 at sunset during DAI's largest fundraiser Oktoberfest. Here are some interesting facts about The Dayton Art Institute's architecture from our friend Eric Brockman (DAI's Marketing & Communications Manager): During its first decade in existence, The Dayton Art Institute outgrew its … [Read more...]

Ashes to Go – Taking Ash Wednesday to the Streets

For many, finding time during the week to attend church can be quite a challenge. But what if church came to you? On Ash Wednesday, February 10, Ginghamsburg Church will be offering “Ashes to Go,” a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition, at Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton from 11am-1:30pm. Ginghamsburg Church is part of a nationwide movement that has clergy and lay people visiting transit stops, street corners, coffee shops and college campuses to mark the foreheads of interested passers-by with ashes and invite them to repent of past wrongdoing and seek forgiveness and … [Read more...]

Dayton: What’s the Big Idea?

Dayton: What's the Big Idea? The Collaboratory, Dayton's Civic Innovation Lab, wants to find out! They are hosting an open house and idea exchange, and they are inviting YOU and your ideas! The Collaboratory, located in downtown's Courthouse Square, is focused on building a more thriving region—one where people feel more purposeful, more connected and more optimistic—requires bold thinking and fearless action. While there is much we can be proud of in our community, nibbling around the edges is not going to move the needle in terms of unleashing all of our indigenous talent and generating a … [Read more...]

Proto BuildBar a Finalist for SXSW’s 2016 Interactive Innovation Awards

Proto BuildBar—part 3D printing lab, part electronic maker space, and part café—has been chosen as a finalist for South By Southwest’s 2016 Interactive Innovation Awards in the category of “Innovative 3-DIY.” According to SXSW, the finalists in the “Innovative 3-DIY” category are picked based on “making 3D printing technology more accessible or affordable, or to the Maker using such technology in new and exciting ways.” The Interactive Innovation Awards serve as a celebration of the most exciting and innovative developments in our hyper-connected world. The winners for this year’s 19th … [Read more...]

Welcome to Mystery Mondays

Tom Gilliam  has taken thousands of photos all over the Miami Valley.  You may be familiar with his DaytonGram Account, where he shares some of the most beautiful pictures of our region.  From history to events, DaytonGram is there telling the story and showing you Dayton the way it's meant to be seen.  Perhaps you've attended one of his DaytonGram InstaMeets where he arranges special access for photographers to join him in a photo shoot in places the public usually doesn't have full access to.  Tom's love of Dayton is clearly shown through his pictures. is now … [Read more...]

UpDayton To Grow Impact in 2016

UpDayton, an initiative launched in 2007 to make Dayton a magnet for young and creative talent, held their 2016 Launch Event on January 26th at the Schuster Center, following the Dayton Development Coalition’s Annual Meeting. UpDayton leaders detailed the ways that young professionals, college campuses, businesses and community organizations can join the movement to create change in the city. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley stressed the city’s commitment to strong partnership and challenged young people to get involved, “We need your help recreating the downtown space that is our authentic urban … [Read more...]

Cincinnati Reds Visit the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force visitors will have the opportunity to meet members of the Cincinnati Reds organization on Jan. 30 from 11 am - 2 pm. Catcher Devin Mesoraco; president of baseball operations Walt Jocketty; minor league pitcher Cody Reed; former catcher Corky Miller; chief operating officer Phil Castellini; broadcasters Thom Brennaman and Jim Day and mascot Mr. Redlegs are scheduled to appear at the museum stop. The visit will begin with a question and answer session, followed by an autograph session and a chance to take photos of the Reds at the museum. Seating and … [Read more...]

City Signs MOU to Begin Arcade Redevelopment

The City of Dayton has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Cross Street Partners (Baltimore, MD) and Dayton-based Miller-Valentine Group to begin redevelopment efforts for the Dayton Arcade. Cross Street Partners, in conjunction with Miller-Valentine, is in the early stages of seeking housing tax credits that, if successful, will provide 60 affordable housing units targeted for artistic and creative residents in downtown Dayton. These units would be the first such opportunity in the Dayton region. The first phase of the project will focus on the historic Commercial … [Read more...]