The Bloody Mary is THE brunch cocktail. There can be an argument for the mimosa, but it lacks the vibrancy a Bloody Mary offers. The vodka and tomato juice are essentially blank canvases for the spices the bartender chooses to add. When concocted during Prohibition, it was a half and half blend of vodka and tomato juice. The tomato juice was a gift from American bartenders fleeing to practice their craft; the vodka was provided by Russians fleeing an unstable country. They met in Paris, and the rest is history. Eventually the mixture was spiced up. The story goes that a Russian businessman had … [Read more...] about Five For Drinking: Bloody Mary Edition
Here is a story you won't soon forget. This is Steve Milano aka The Big Ragu. Typically I write about local restaurants and local eats. No Food Adventures today. Today, instead we give you some food for thought. While most people are making plans and new year's promises, others are making very simple ones. Their new year's resolutions are to continue the fight, to live, to survive. This article is not only about a lifelong Dayton resident, it is about every person right now who is in a life and death battle with an illness. It is a lesson for all of us to remember. Flashback … [Read more...] about A Dayton Lesson for 2017
Please join in the 11th Annual Santa Pub Crawl on Saturday December 10th from 5pm – 11pm. This fun holiday event benefits the Marine’s Toys for Tots Foundation and is presented by the volunteers at The Gem City Podcast, who love to make sure all kids get a gift at the holidays! This year’s goal is to get a gift to 6,000 local children! Please bring an unwrapped $10 value gift or a $10 cash donation to participate. Registration will be held at both The Dublin Pub and Oregon Express, so you park at either end of the District to get started! Registration starts at 5pm, but you can join anytime … [Read more...] about Join the fun at the Santa Pub Crawl on Saturday December 10th!
Tired of your average bazaar? This one promises to be fun and fulfilling! This Saturday, Dec. 3rd in Moraine, The Greater Dayton Apartment Association office is hosting a Holiday Bazaar! All proceeds benefit their related charity, called The Rent Foundation, which helps keep families from being homeless, by paying their rent in times of unexpected hardship. Over the year, the Rent Foundation has helped hundreds of local families, and your support, will help them continue to help hundreds more. HERE IS THE SKINNY ON THE SATURDAY, DEC. 3rd HOLIDAY BAZAAR: ---WHEN: This … [Read more...] about Dec. 3rd Bazaar to Feature Free Mimosa Tasting !
Chris Paxton, owner of Centerville's Whiskeryman Grooming Company is partnering with Warped Wing Brewing Company to present Dayton's 2nd Annual Pints & Whiskers Beard and Mustache Competition at Warped Wing Brewery this Saturday night, Nov 26th. While it's free to compete, participants must register, startingat 6pm and judging will take place at 8pm. The four categories will be: 1. Best Beard 2. Best Mustache 3. Best Partial Beard 4. Best Whiskerina - This is the women's fake beard category. Fake beards are usually crazy and handcrafted monstrosities, made of everything from … [Read more...] about Pints & Whiskers
“50% of new users are over the age of 25. The number of users 25+ is growing 2x faster than users under 25.” What are we talking about? Snapchat! It’s not just for millennials anymore. If you're curious about Snapchat and how you can use it to help tell your brand's story, join New Media Dayton on Friday, November 11 @ 12:00pm. Attend this meeting to learn how businesses and entrepreneurs use Snapchat to engage with their audience to tell their brand's story, one Snap at a time. Vicki O'Neill (@vickioneill) with Wilson Rebranding will be our speaker. This meeting will be at the Wilson … [Read more...] about Brand Storytelling: One Snap at a Time
Endless Beer? Endless food? Bet Cash? Win Cash? Pull Tabs? Raffle Prizes? And all for charity?? YES! This is one time you are encouraged to "horse around." The Greater Dayton Apartment Association's charitable arm, "The Rent Foundation," is again hosting a "Nite at the Races" event on Friday night, November 18th. For the first time ever, this year's event is being held at the ARBOR HALL in Dayton. You will be able to bet cash and win cash on horse races shown on the BIG SCREEN and so much more. Saddle up! Are you ready? Because ...... HERE'S THE SKINNY on “NITE AT THE RACES … [Read more...] about “Nite at the Races” is Back!
Volunteering gives you the chance to vote every day about the kind of community and world you want to live in. It gives you the opportunity to be apart of something bigger than yourself and use your civic responsibility for the greater good Volunteering lets you meet people from all walks of life. It gives you the chance to form real relationships that can have a lasting impact on your life. You could meet your new best friend, future business partner or have a conversation that sparks a real change in your life. Did you know volunteering is also an excellent way to boost your career … [Read more...] about A New Way To Find Volunteer Opportunities
Congratulations are in order for the Brookville Girls Tennis Team. They were declared winners of the Jennifer Schmidt Memorial Tennis Tournament, September 20th at Thomas Cloud Park. Brookville High School, out of Brookville Ohio, bested the following local teams: Beavercreek HS - Beavercreek, OH Carroll High School - Dayton, OH Catholic Central High School - Springfield, OH Kenton Ridge High School - Springfield, OH Lehman Catholic Schools - Sidney, OH Tippecanoe High School - Tipp City, OH Valley View High School - Germantown, OH It was a big win for Brookville who … [Read more...] about Brookville’s Girls Tennis Team Wins Local Tournament
September is National Blood Cancer Awareness month and the 29th of September is the annual Light the Night walk in Dayton. Sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and held at the Fraze pavilion, this event is the epitome of community. Hundreds of people gather together to support patients & survivors, remember those who have lost the battle, and honor the families and friends who never stop fighting. It also raises hundreds of thousands of dollars every year that is used for research & development of new treatments as well as continued patient care. As a survivor of … [Read more...] about Why Cancer Is The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me