The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is excited to announce they have fully raised the funds required to expand their current facility to better serve the needs of the animals and people in our community.
“In 2014, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton began an in-depth strategic plan where we worked with staff, board, volunteers, community leaders and residents to see what we can do to better serve the needs of our community,” said Brian Weltge, President & CEO of the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. “Through this process, we pinpointed several key needs to be addressed. With this expansion we are taking steps to impact the animals and we are excited to continue to grow and expand to better serve our community. In the past few years, we began quietly fundraising to make this big vision to transform animal welfare a reality. We are proud to say that we are fully funded with the first phase of this campaign.”
Through this expansion, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton has fully raised more than $5 million to grow their current facility at 1661 Nicholas Road. This expansion will include:
- Regional Full-Service, Needs-Based Animal Hospital to help all pet owners in our community regardless of their income level. Through this Full-Service, Needs-Based Animal Hospital, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton can offer solutions for those in need while continuing to provide top-notch medical care to the animals in our community. This animal hospital will be open to not only Montgomery County residents, but surrounding counties as well.
- Regional High-Volume Spay/Neuter Clinic that will positively impact the cat overpopulation concerns facing neighborhoods. With an estimated 50,000 stray or community cats within just Montgomery County, programs such as Trap-Neuter-Return are critical to humanely and effectively battle cat overpopulation. Through the High-Volume Spay/Neuter Clinic, we will have the resources available to scale up our already established Community Cat Initiative program, which is currently performing 4,000+ spay/neuter surgeries annually. With this new clinic, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton looks to increase surgeries over the next ten years by 400 percent.
- Cruelty & Neglect Animal Rehabilitation Center to house, protect and rehabilitate all types of animals. Each year, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton investigates hundreds of cases of cruelty or neglect toward animals. We are the only organization in the Montgomery County that investigates cases against all types of animals. With such a large range of animals needing our assistance, the Animal Rehabilitation Center will provide us with the resources needed to house large-breed animals such as horses as well as give us the housing to help in large-scale cases. Right now, we rely solely on fosters to care for many of the animals that are part of cruelty and neglect investigations.
“As a leader in animal welfare that has been serving our community since 1902, it was very important for us to be responsible in planning this expansion,” said Weltge. “Although we are excited for this growth, we wanted to ensure that we were 100 percent fully funded before we moved forward with construction on this expansion. As good stewards to all donations we receive, we could not justify moving forward without having 100 percent of the funding in place.”
For the $5+ million raised for this first phase of their expansion, 99 percent of the gifts were secured from philanthropic individuals and private foundations including contributions by The Jesse & Caryl Philips Foundation, a $1 million gift from the Joanie Bernard Foundation, Harold & Mary Rieck, Charles D. Berry Foundation and the Berry Family Foundation. More than 80 percent of the money raised was cash donations and short-term pledges.
The Humane Society of Greater Dayton plans to break ground this Spring on this phase of their expansion.
The Humane Society of Greater Dayton continues to lead the way in creating a community where every animal is valued and free from suffering. We have already made great strides in this, but we still have more to do! In 2019, the Greater Dayton community was able to officially call itself a no-kill community. This is a huge step in the right direction and we could not have accomplished this alone. We are excited to see other rescues as well as our county animal control facility evolve to help improve the lives of companion pets in our community.
The Humane Society of Greater Dayton has a big vision for the future of all animal welfare in the Miami Valley. Thanks to a small group of generous supporters, fundraising for expanding the services offered at our Nicholas Road location is complete. The next phase in our Master Plan to help more animals in need is the creation of a new adoption and community center at our site on Austin Boulevard. This new facility near Austin Landing will allow us to continue to move forward and impact the community to better meet the needs of all animals, while saving more lives! For more information on how you can be part of our expansion on Austin Boulevard near Austin Landing, contact Courtney Steckel at (937) 262-5923 or e-mail [email protected].
The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and receives no government funding and is not affiliated with any other regional, state or national organization including the Humane Society of the United States. The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is proud to be a no-kill facility and the area’s oldest agency – serving the people and pets in our community for the past 118 years. For more information on our programs and services, visit www.hsdayton.org.
A unique tour of songs, stories and community travels to Blind Bob’s Bar in lovely Dayton, OH. Doors at 9pm, show 9:30-12:30pm! Lineup features: Paul Monnin of Age Nowhere Amber Heart Dustin Phillips Music Joe Shelton
Healthy eating and losing weight are the top of mind for over 50% of Americans and Hot Head Burritos is focused on helping people keep on track. ‘Lil Bowls including Keto and Paleo friendly options are a staple at Hot Head Burritos but are really shine during the New Year’s Resolution season.
Quick reference recipe cards help those new to Keto or Paleo eating choose a tasting option while staying on track. The Sweet Habanero Chicken, Teriyaki Chicken, Pork Verdo, Mango Habanero Barbacoa and Classic Chicken ‘Lil Bowls are full of flavor with only 270-390 calories.
The Nutrition Calculator on the Hot Head Burritos’ website allows customers to customize their meal to meet their personal tastes and easily see the calorie and nutrition results. Big Bowls and ‘Lil Bowls are also a great option for customers looking to eat Gluten free.
Delivery is available via Doordash, GrubHub and UberEats where available in addition to on-line order for convenient customer pick-up.
Hot Head Burritos was founded in Dayton, Ohio in 2007 and has grown to over 75 locations in 7 states. Hot Head Burritos restaurant offers a wide variety of Mexican food including burritos, bowls, tacos, nachos, quesadillas, salsas with a focus on their 8 unique sauces from Mild to Wild. Beer and Margaritas are also available at select locations. Find the location nearest you here.
First, you must take and pass the Jeopardy! Test. If you pass the test and meet the minimum eligibility requirements, you will be placed into a random selection process for an invitation to an audition. Assuming you perform well at the audition, you will be placed into the contestant pool and could be invited to compete up to 18 months from your audition date. Making it to an audition is not a guarantee of being invited to compete on the show.
Applicants must meet the following requirements to meet basic eligibility:
- Must be over 18 (except for the Teen Tournament and College Championship).
- For the Teen Tournament, must be between the ages of 13 and 17 at the time of taping.
- College Championship applicants must be full-time undergraduates with no previous bachelor’s degrees.
- Must not have appeared on any version of the show with Alex Trebek.
- Within the last five years, must not have been employed by or related to, or have known anyone who works for Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Sony Pictures Television Inc., Quadra Productions, Inc., CBS Television Distribution, Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy! prize suppliers, or any TV station (including advertisers and related radio stations) broadcasting Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy!
The Jeopardy! Test is the primary entry point for anyone who wants to compete on Jeopardy! It allows fans to qualify for an audition by taking the 50-question Jeopardy! test at a convenient time, using their home or work computer.
Three-day testing events to qualify for our regular shows are offered to adults one to two times per year. You may take the test on any day that is convenient, but only once per event. Multiple entries could result in disqualification.
Is there a long distance hike on the Appalachian Trail or other long trail in your future but you’re not sure where to start? This program will give you the knowledge and confidence to plan a long distance hike. You’ll learn trip planning skills about gear, clothing, food planning, resupply methods, shuttles, long-term parking, trail safety, hostels, guidebooks, maps, trail magic and more. Learn some basic resources and tips to get you started on planning your hike whether it is a week-long hike or months-long hike.
Sinclair is partnering with Goldman Sachs to prepare 10,000 small business owners who want to take their business to the next level. It’s like an intensive MBA delivered over 14 weeks.
The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program is designed to link learning to action. Through the program, participants will gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing, and employee management that can immediately be put into action. In addition, they will receive the tools and professional support they need to develop a strategic and customized business growth plan that will take their company to the next level.
EDUCATION FOR BUSINESS GROWTH
Designed by Babson College, the nation’s top-ranked entrepreneurship school, the 10,000 Small Businesses curriculum focuses on practical skills that small business managers can immediately put into action within their company. Over the course of the program, small business owners will gain the skills needed to recognize new opportunities, embrace practices that increase business growth and ultimately develop a customized growth plan for their business.
The curriculum is organized into nine modules and four clinics geared around small business management training, each of which includes classroom discussion, peer learning exercises, skill building and experiential applications. Classroom activities are complemented by an integrated portfolio of business services, including: one-on-one business advice, legal and financial clinics, and networking opportunities.
Module 1: You and Your Business
Module 2: Growth and Opportunities
Module 3: Money and Metrics
Module 4: You Are the Leader
Module 5: It’s the People
Module 6: Marketing and Selling
Module 7: Strategic Growth Through Operations
Module 8: Being Bankable
Module 9: Action for Growth
A Supportive Network of Advisors and Peers
Participants will receive one-on-one business advising and the opportunity to learn from other like-minded business owners. The 10,000 Small Businesses program provides this expert advice and technical assistance through partnerships with national and local business organizations and professional services firms.
Criteria to qualify includes:
-Small business owner or small business co-owner
-Business in operation for at least two years
-Business revenues over $150,000 in the most recent fiscal year
-Business with a minimum of four employees (including the owner)
This link provides more details about program eligibility.
The Dayton cohort runs May 7-July 31. This program is underwritten by Goldman Sachs, so there’s no cost business owners. The greatest investment is your time and commitment!
Chefs from five restaurants all located in Dayton’s historic Oregon District will share their culinary skills in “cook and dine” classes in the 38th annual AFS (American Field Service) Cooking School. Proceeds from the annual cooking school benefit the Dayton area team of AFS Intercultural Programs’ high school student exchanges. This year a portion of the money raised will go to The Dayton Foundation’s Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund.
The 2020 cooking series offers a sampling of the Oregon District’s diverse array of cuisine and dining options. The five cooking classes and dinners will be held from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, Mondays, February 3rd to March 9th in the Consumer Science room at Centerville High School, 500 E. Franklin St. in Centerville.
The 2020 classes are scheduled as follows:
Feb. 3: Chef Liz Valenti of Wheat Penny Oven and Bar reflects her Italian-American background growing up in Chicago and culinary training in California. The Wheat Penny menu includes a variety of entrees and pizza made with dough containing starter from a 100-year old Italian bakery in Chicago, handmade pastas served in traditional and contemporary styles, flavorful vegetable dishes, cheeses and ice creams made in-house daily.
Feb. 10: Chef Margot Blondet of Salar Restaurant is known for the freshest and most natural ingredients, all of which are sourced locally or made fresh, in-house every day. Salar features world fusion cuisine with strong Peruvian, French and Mediterranean influences.
Feb. 24: Chefs Patrick & Casey Van Voorhis of Grist are newcomers to Dayton. Some of their specialties include signature breads, pasta and dishes with a variety of culinary influences. Casey and Patrick are graduates of the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY and have extensive teaching and fine-dining experience at several Michelin starred restaurants, most recently serving as co-executive chefs at Spoonbar restaurant in Healdsburg, CA.
March 2: Chef Melissa Deaton of Dublin Pub offering distinguished Gastropub Irish fare, with a fusion of European & American influences. Chef Melissa writes and executes the renowned menus for the Pub’s monthly, four-course, themed dinner events.
March 9: Chef Jeff Robinson and owner Amy Haverstick of Jay’s Seafood – – the historic, elegant and welcoming Oregon District landmark. Family owned for over 40 years, Jay’s features a wide variety of fresh seafood and steaks prepared with traditional and creative methods as well as house made salad dressings and desserts.
According to volunteer Eileen Baker “the AFS Cooking School’s volunteer staff gratefully appreciates not only the talent and generous participating chefs and restaurateurs, but also the support, cooperation and community spirit of the many fine Oregon District restaurants in helping to organize the 2020 classes.”
All classes combine culinary demonstrations by the chefs with hands-on participation by each student in groups of four with individualized chef supervision. Classes are casual, fun and informative. Each evening’s class includes chef demonstration and class preparation of a 3-course meal. Chefs and their restaurants provide an amuse bouche as well as all the food for the evening. Each evening concludes with a sit-down dinner that students helped prepare, complete with fresh flowers, colorful table linens and specialty roast coffee. These classes WILL sell out, so reserve quickly!
The cost is $55 per person, per class. Classes are limited to 20 students. Each evening’s class includes chef demonstration and class preparation of a 3-course meal.
For availability of classes and more information call or text Nell Petry at 937 469-1774 or email her at [email protected]. Classes often fill quickly, however waiting lists are kept for each class in the event of cancellations. To make reservations, send payment with completed registration form to: Nell Petry, 1465 Cross Creek Circle, Kettering, OH 45429. Space is limited to 20 students per class. These classes are very popular, so seats fill quickly!! Once a class is filled, a waiting list is created. All registrations are taken on a first received, first recorded basis.
A completed registration form, with payment (checks only, made payable to Dayton AFS) must be in the possession of the coordinator to reserve a seat. Feel free to mail or deliver your paperwork to the above address. A box will be on the front porch for your convenience in delivering your paperwork. Write the date and time you drop off your registration and place in the box. Mail is collected daily. If you have a question, you may reach me at: [email protected] or text 937-469-1774
For information about AFS Intercultural Programs please visit https://afs.org .
It’s a new year & a new reason to celebrate!! Falb’s has been in business for…….
Thank you for your continued support of our family owned Dayton restaurant! You all are the BEST! ☺️
We will be serving up our famous cabbage rolls this Friday, so come in to celebrate with us!