Enjoy a one hour goat yoga session under the canopy of pine and catalpa trees overlooking our lotus pond. Stress reduction is important in these times. Cost $25 per person cash only class size is reduced for social distancing.
Heartfulness Dayton is collaborating on a global effort to foster deep connection and spread compassion throughout the world, with a celebration on June 20, in advance of International Day of Yoga.
Heartfulness Regional Leader Uma Mullapudi said she was excited about the great opportunity the region has to come together in such a way to support the movement of hope.
“Our sincere hope is that we can connect together in a combined effort to spread compassion, linking the power of positive and heartful thought into a global movement to make compassion contagious!,” she said.
Heartfulness Dayton invites you to join in solidarity of the global effort by attending the international event at 7 p.m. on Saturday June 20. Join for 90 minutes of music, yoga, meditation, and a heartful discussion between YogRishi Ramdev Baba and Daaji, the Global Guide of Heartfulness Kamleshji Patel.
The event will be livecast across Heartfulness global channels, including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. To register and join the event, visit Heartfulness.org/IDY
The new Kacie Jane Park at Lytle-Five Points and Crosley roads in Springboro opens to the community at 10 am today. The splash park was installed last summer, but the new Kacie Jane Playhouse playground is now ready for kids to slide, swing and play. Look for three new play areas: one for little ones 2 – 5, and one for kids 5 – 12, and an accessible, interactive electronic playground system surrounded by musical sensory elements with eight games. The park also includes a picnic shelter, tables and restrooms.
Park hours are 10 am – 8 pm daily.
Following Gov. DeWine’s Responsible RestartOhio plan, the City’s reopening plan for the park includes:
• Encouraging everyone to maintain social distancing
• Recommending all participants wear masks, though not required
• Placing hand sanitizing stations throughout the park
• Cleaning and sanitizing restrooms on a regular basis
The park, named in memory of Kacie Hausfeld, was made possible through a generous donation from the Hausfeld families. Kacie and her father Tom Hausfeld were killed in 2010 in a private plane accident.
The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center staff and Board of Directors has opened the doors to welcome the community home again. The staff has been busy behind the scenes finding ways to comply with state mandates while continuing to make opportunities for our guests to explore cultural experiences. Hours are shortened through the end of August but still open to the public Tuesday through Friday from nine o’clock a.m. to five p.m. Saturdays and Sundays the center is open from one o’clock to five p.m. Although there is a limit of 20 guests without reservations, during this period, as always, guests are welcome to drop in and take a tour of the center or enjoy the lovely front porch or courtyard. Please follow state reopen guidelines and practice social distancing and mask wearing. There is no entry fee to explore this beautiful cultural landmark.
The Hayner house will open with an new exhibit beginning Friday, June 26 called “Fibers Alive! Celebrating 40 years with the Upper Valley Fiber Guild.” This guild was established in 1980 to promote fiber arts such as spinning, weaving, knitting, quilting and crocheting. The artists will be Ohio-based crafts-folk. Leona Sargent, the Exhibit Coordinator says there are some notable Troy artists in the group. “There are two Trojans among these 8 outstanding artists. Look for Lorraine Reibert’s weavings and Steve Lawrence’s knitted pieces.” A display of historic and antique tools such as pin looms and knitting needles will also be on display. Enjoy “Fiber Arts” through August 16, 2020. There is never a fee to visit the exhibits.
The Hayner hopes to receive the go-ahead from the state and county health departments to present the annual Lucky Lemonade courtyard concert series. There are four free Tuesdays in July planned. The first concert will be a prerecorded concert with The Barnhart Band. It is to be released on Tuesday, July 7 at 7:30 pm on the Hayner website at TroyHayner.org/music and their facebook page at facebook.com/HaynerCenter. The Barnhart Band is a folk/rock Miami Valley trio featuring harmonica, dobro and stand-up bass.
Three of the four Lucky Lemonade Concerts will be live and will require free reservations. They are July 14 with The Fairview Stringers, July 21 with Jimmy Felts and July 28 with The Nautical Theme. All are free concerts and will close with some refreshing home-made recipe lemonade. Visit the Hayner music page for reservations. Seating will be arranged in pairs and will observe social distancing. Masks will be requested to protect our staff and guests during this exceptional viral epidemic period.
The Fridays On Prouty concert series is also ready-to-go. This is a free, downtown outdoor Friday-night-on-the-square community concert series presented by the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center and Troy Main Street. There are four concerts planned on select Fridays in July and August. The first concert is a sister duo called Adelee and Gentry. They bring their own brand of pop with unique, uplifting vocal harmonies. This concert is planned for July 10 at 7:30 pm. Bring your lawn chairs and join your neighbors. The July 24th concert is scheduled with Cincinnati Transit Authority and is a tribute to the great band, Chicago. July 31 is everybody’s best friends, The Fries Band, with 60s, 70s and 80s covers.
MojoFlo is an exciting 6-piece “party band” with some great-big-fun danceable favorites. Please watch our website for the latest updates about these exciting outdoor events at www.TroyHayner.org/music. As Terrilynn Meece, the music manager at the Hayner says, “It has been a crazy year, anything can happen so let’s keep planning the good stuff!”
These programs are offered free to the public because of the support of its proud citizens. It is funded through a local tax levy of the Troy City School District and many generous gifts to the Friends of Hayner. For more information regarding these free events and to receive a complete listing of events taking place at the Hayner Center, please call 339-0457 or visit our website at www.TroyHayner.org for complete details.
Napoli’s Pizza, which opened in Miamisburg in 2019, features New York style pizza for carry out and delivery. Co-owners Mensur Deminika and Sefa Alija, who are related to the Troni Brothers who run restaurants in Kettering, saw a need for pizza in Miamisburg and they’ve been quite successful in their first year in business.
They are open six days a week for lunch and dinner (closed Monday). Besides pizza they also sell lasagna, baked ziti, manicotti, ravioli and spaghetti, calzones, and subs, meatballs and sausages as well as greek and antipasto salads. For those of you with a sweet tooth, their tiramisu, lemoncello, and cannolis should hit the spot.
Today Napoli’s Pizza introduced a new Loyal Membership card. For $20 your card will give you 20% off purchases forever. They will only be selling 500 of they cards and you can only pick them up with cash, first come, first served.
The Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is asking for the public’s help in guiding marketing strategies that will support the economic recovery of the local hospitality and tourism industries. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of attractions, businesses, and restaurants and resulted in a devastating decline in hotel room bookings. The CVB has launched a local tourism sentiment survey to gauge the public’s views on returning to the Dayton region’s attractions, hotels, and businesses now that restrictions are being lifted.
A link to the Dayton CVB’s local travel sentiment survey can be found here. Those who take the survey can also register to win a $50 VISA gift card. The survey begins on Monday, June 15, 2020 and runs through Monday, June 29, 2020.
“The Dayton CVB is committed to playing a crucial leadership role in the economic recovery of the local hospitality and tourism industries,” said Jacquelyn Y. Powell, president and CEO of the Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We encourage local residents to take the short 5-7 minute survey to help guide the CVB’s marketing efforts, and to help our local economy’s recovery.”
According to Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics Company, the hospitality and tourism industries support more than 21,300* jobs in Dayton and Montgomery County.
The Dayton/Montgomery Convention & Visitors Bureau, an independent, non-profit organization funded by a county-wide customer hotel/motel bed tax, serves as an economic catalyst by marketing and promoting the community as THE Ohio destination and providing services for tourism events, conventions, leisure and business travel and advocacy for destination development.
The Walk of Fame induction class of 2020 offers a first-class mix of individuals with outstanding achievements in the categories of Arts, Culture, Education, Invention, Science, Military, Community Service, Significant Personal Achievement, Entertainment, Media and Philanthropy.
“We have another year of outstanding inductees,” said Harry Seifert, president and CEO of Wright Dunbar, Inc. “They are all excellent examples of the exceptional people who made great strides in their personal lives and have remembered the Miami Valley as their home.”
The 2020 class of inductees are: Hallie Quinn Brown, William Hale Charch, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, John Legend, and AFC William H. Pitsenbarger.
Hallie Quinn Brown (1850 – 1949) an educator, author, elocutionist, historian, civil rights reformer and women’s rights advocate during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The daughter of former slaves, she attended Wilberforce University graduating in 1873. She became a teacher and later became a dean at Allen University and the Tuskegee Institute. After attending the Boston School of Oratory, she became an accomplished speaker, travelling nationally and internationally to speak on topics of African-American Folklore and Song to Civil Rights and the Temperance Movement. For ten years she served as professor of elocution at Wilberforce University and was a leader in fundraising for the college. She helped to establish the National Association of Colored Women where she served as president for four years and as honorary president for the remainder of her life. She also served as president of the Ohio State Federation of Women’s Clubs for seven years. The Hallie Q. Brown Community Center in St. Paul, MN is named for her as is the library at Central State University. Ms. Brown is buried at Massie’s Creek Cemetery in Cedarville, Ohio.
William Hale Charch (1898 – 1958) this inventor and scientist gave us one of the most innovative food storage creations of the twentieth century: moisture proof cellophane. The cellophane he invented was a translucent natural plastic film made to protect and preserve food from air, moisture and bacteria, thereby revolutionizing food storage, safety and cleanliness. Working for the DuPont Corporation, he tested more than 2,000 formulas before devising a workable process to manufacture the new product. By 1927, DuPont was selling more than $3.7 million worth of cellophane. During World War II, cellophane was classified as an “essential material” used for the packaging of G.I. rations. Charch then spent the remainder of his career at DuPont contributing to the development of Teflon, Orlon, Dacron and Lycra. William Hale Charch was born in Dayton, graduated from Stivers High School, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at Miami University and a Doctorate’s degree in organic Chemistry from Ohio State University. Mr. Charch is buried in Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum in Dayton, Ohio.
Mike DeWine (1947 – ) Greene County Prosecutor, Ohio State Senator, U.S. Representative, Lt. Governor, U.S. Senator, Attorney General and Governor. Mike DeWine has worked tirelessly to preserve and share the rich heritage of the greater Dayton area. His work includes the support of major projects at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, the National Air and Space Intelligence Center and the Air Force Institute of Technology, the Energy Department in Miamisburg, the creation of the National Aviation Heritage National Historical Park and the National Aviation Heritage Area, and the Wright Dunbar Main Street Program. Gov. DeWine has been on the front lines of helping children and the disadvantaged by launching the Crimes Against Children Initiative, combating the opioid crisis, reducing the time for DNA testing supporting criminal investigations, passing strict drunk driving laws and improving education for increased job opportunities. Mike DeWine graduated from Yellow Springs High School, married his childhood sweetheart, and received a bachelor’s degree from Miami University and a juris doctor’s degree from Ohio Northern University Law School. He maintains a home in Cedarville where he entertains many from around the state of Ohio at his annual ice cream social.
John Legend (1978 – ) singer, songwriter, artist and entertainer. John Legend was born in Springfield, Ohio and began playing the piano at age four. He graduated from Springfield North High School and attended the University of Pennsylvania. He began his career in New York nightclubs and soon found himself collaborating with the best of R & B and hip-hop artists. In 2018, Legend became one of the youngest Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony (EGOT) winners and made history as the first African-American man to win all four awards. Overall, Legend has won 25 awards from 70 nominations which include 10 Grammys. John’s foundation, the Show Me Campaign, seeks to give every child access to quality education and to elevate and celebrate teachers, the single most important factor for student achievement in our schools. The campaign also works to end the school-to prison pipeline and to address systemic issues in our criminal justice system that disproportionately impact the poor, minorities and disadvantaged. John Legend has performed concerts and lent his name to world-wide charitable efforts in support of equal access to educational opportunities, HIV/AIDS awareness, disaster relief and advocacy for troops and veterans and much, much more. His support of the Springfield community is evident through benefit concerts and performances for the Springfield City School District, the Springfield Center for Innovation: The Dome and victims of the Oregon District mass shooting. John Legend has made a huge humanitarian impact regionally, nationally, and internationally. His light will only continue to shine brighter and more intensely in the coming years.
William H. Pitsenbarger (1944 – 1966) Airman First Class, USAF. Born and raised in Piqua, Ohio, William tried to enlist in the U.S. Army as a Green Beret during his junior year of high school but his parents refused to give their permission. After he graduated from high school, he joined the Air Force and in 1962 found himself on a train bound for Air Force basic training. Airman Pitsenbarger volunteered for Pararescue and was trained and assigned to the Rescue Squadron based at Hamilton AFB, California. He served a temporary duty in Vietnam and then volunteered to return. He received orders in 1965 to report to the 38th Air Rescue and Recovery Squadron at Bien Hoa Air Base in Saigon. On May 11, 1966 near Cam My, Airman Pitsenbarger was aboard a rescue helicopter responding to a call for evacuation of casualties. Pitsenbarger rode a hoist to the ground where he coordinated rescue efforts, cared for the wounded, and prepared casualties for evacuation. Airman Pitsenbarger stayed behind to perform medical duties during a period of heavy assault by a large Viet Cong force. He courageously resisted the enemy, distributed vital ammunition to his fellow soldiers, repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire and returned fire whenever he could. Airman Pitsenbarger was fatally shot and perished while saving the lives of wounded soldiers on the ground. For his courage and gallantry, Airman First Class William H. Pitsenbarger was posthumously awarded the Air Force Cross. In 2008, his family accepted the Congressional Medal of Honor from the Secretary of the Air Force. William Pitsenbarger is buried in Miami Memorial Park Cemetery in Covington, Ohio.
Induction Ceremony Postponed
As the Coronavirus (COVID -19) continues to impact our local area, state and country, we regret to announce the postponement of the 2020 Walk of Fame Inductees Luncheon. It is through an abundance of caution for our honorees, staff, volunteers, guests, patrons, and supporters that we have decided to postpone the induction ceremony until 2021. The webpage will be updated with information as it becomes available. Nomination forms for the 2022 Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony are currently being accepted.
Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy some good ‘ol family fun! Each free ticket is good for UP TO TEN (10) people. Spots will be marked off to ensure safe, social distancing.
Cincinnati Circus Company will open the show at 6:00 pm with a thrilling, high-flying aerial show that will excite everyone. Starting at 7:00 pm, one of Dayton’s fan favorite bands, The Milo’s, will perform a sing along and dance along concert, appealing to families and kids and adults of all ages.
In August, Atalie Gagnet, Tiffany Clark and Zack Sliver began working on a collaborative project to create a memorial for the Dayton community after a mass shooting in the Oregon District. From fundraising for the project, creating the concept and design, and getting permits, this small group of three took on the might task of creating this art piece.
According to Atalie, “the floral theme represents those who lost their lives and those affected and the concept came from John Legend performing at Blind Bob’s Bar to lift the community- covering Marvin Gaye’s, What’s Going On.” She’s also quick to thank their assistants, Cheyanne Lumpkin and Leslea Hipp for their hard work and the Mendenhall Family for their hospitality and perfect wall, the community donors and Bryan Devilbiss at Vandalia Rental and Sherwin Williams for their donations.
Zack Sliver expressed his thought , “Thank you to Dayton for your continued strength. We don’t “Got to Find a Way,” we already know how to “Bring Some Lovin’ Here Today. Let us not forget who we lost and always to look for the light in the darkness.”
Gaye’s introspective lyrics explore themes of drug abuse, poverty, and the Vietnam War. He has also been credited with promoting awareness of ecological issues before the public outcry over them had become prominent.”
Written by Renaldo “Obie” Benson of the Four Tops Benson said, ‘My partners told me it was a protest song. I said ‘no man, it’s a love song, about love and understanding. I’m not protesting. I want to know what’s going on.'”
All photographed captured by Jordan Lynn Freshour.
The Wright Dunbar neighborhood is about to embark on a creative new project, which will become a dining destination on Wes is in the process of creating a food hall, that will have space for 5 restaurant concepts, a coffee shop and bar at 1100 West Third Street. The Dillin-led project is a joint venture with nonprofit Wright-Dunbar, Inc. with support from the City of Dayton. The 6,000 square foot building will have indoor and outdoor seating, and perhaps a rooftop deck (pending approval by the Landmarks Commission). A garage door on the east side of the building will open up the space, making it east to feature live music.
Early renditions of W. Social Tap & Table:
Each eatery would have their own counter, so guests can order from different restaurants then join together in communal seating. One bar would serve the entire building. Projected opening could be as soon as fall 2020. Interested in leasing space in the Food Hall? Contact Dillin.
Stay tuned for more updates.