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Amelia Robinson

Blogger and reporter Amelia Robinson is a native of Cleveland where she learned all about sarcasm and aircraft repair as a student at the now closed Aviation High School. The graduate of Ohio University's E.W. Scripp School of Journalism joined the Dayton Daily News staff in 2000 after a three-year stint at the Mansfield News Journal.  She writes about dining, nightlife, entertainment and lifestyle in the Dayton area. Robinson serves as president of the Greater Dayton Association of Black Journalists, serves on the Dayton Sister City Committee, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s Associate Board and is a member of the Junior League of Dayton.  Robinson writes the wildly popular Smart Mouth column featured in Saturday's Dayton Daily News.

Latest from Amelia Robinson

SNEAK PEEK: Downtown restaurant Table 33 has a new menu, and it was worth the wait
 Rushing for the sake of getting it done has never been in the cards for Table 33, one of downtown Dayton’s newest eateries.  “We did not sacrifice the quality,” Chris Harrison said. “We were willing to do less and do it right.”   Chef Harrison co-owns the laid-back eatery at 130 W. Second St. with Charlie...

Posted: 2 days ago

Rushing for the sake of getting it done has never been in the cards for Table 33, one of downtown Dayton’s newest eateries.  “We did not sacrifice the quality,” Chris Harrison said. “We were willing to do less and do it right.”   Chef Harrison co-owns the laid-back eatery at 130 W. Second St. with Charlie...
The bar, and 9 other places you should not bring your kids
 I am sure you’ve heard the old saying that a child should be seen and not heard. Well, Mr. Boro’s Tavern in Springboro doesn’t want to see or hear kids after 3 p.m. The new sports bar and tavern caught all kinds of heat this week after and before my colleague Mark Fisher wrote about its policy that patrons “Must be...

Posted: 2 days ago

I am sure you’ve heard the old saying that a child should be seen and not heard. Well, Mr. Boro’s Tavern in Springboro doesn’t want to see or hear kids after 3 p.m. The new sports bar and tavern caught all kinds of heat this week after and before my colleague Mark Fisher wrote about its policy that patrons “Must be...
Table 33

Posted: 3 days ago

There was a lot of puppy love on National Puppy Day 
 A little puppy love is a very good thing.  We have buckets of it in our newsroom.   And who are we kidding? Everyday is National Puppy Day to dog lovers.  In recognition of the day, we asked the owners of puppies (and former puppies) in our newsroom to share their photos. One thing was clear: staff members representing...

Posted: 3 days ago

A little puppy love is a very good thing.  We have buckets of it in our newsroom.   And who are we kidding? Everyday is National Puppy Day to dog lovers.  In recognition of the day, we asked the owners of puppies (and former puppies) in our newsroom to share their photos. One thing was clear: staff members representing...
Dayton featured in New York movie from Rock and Roll Hall of Famer
 Dayton gets a close-up in a New York film from Talking Heads founder David Byrne, directed by Bill and Turner Ross from Sidney.  The film, “Contemporary Colors,” will be shown at 8 p.m. April 4-6 and at noon April 7-9 at the Neon Movies, 130 E. Fifth St. in downtown Dayton.  The Talking Heads were inducted into the Rock...

Posted: 4 days ago

Dayton gets a close-up in a New York film from Talking Heads founder David Byrne, directed by Bill and Turner Ross from Sidney.  The film, “Contemporary Colors,” will be shown at 8 p.m. April 4-6 and at noon April 7-9 at the Neon Movies, 130 E. Fifth St. in downtown Dayton.  The Talking Heads were inducted into the Rock...
Daytonian of the Week: Bryan Stewart 
 Bryan Stewart admits he has ulterior motives for wanting to keep young adults in the Dayton area.   “It just makes Dayton a more fun city to live in,” said Stewart, the  legislative aide to Dayton City Commissioner Christopher Shaw and a University of Dayton graduate student. “Ideally those will be people...

Posted: 4 days ago

Bryan Stewart admits he has ulterior motives for wanting to keep young adults in the Dayton area.   “It just makes Dayton a more fun city to live in,” said Stewart, the  legislative aide to Dayton City Commissioner Christopher Shaw and a University of Dayton graduate student. “Ideally those will be people...
Kettering teacher is running a New Yorker Instagram account this week
 A Dayton resident and Kettering Fairmont High School teacher is a New Yorker this week.  Amy Lynn Powell is at the helm of the official Instagram account for The New Yorker magazine’s photo department.   Here is her first post:   The New Yorker’s Photo Booth presents “a look at the world through...

Posted: 5 days ago

A Dayton resident and Kettering Fairmont High School teacher is a New Yorker this week.  Amy Lynn Powell is at the helm of the official Instagram account for The New Yorker magazine’s photo department.   Here is her first post:   The New Yorker’s Photo Booth presents “a look at the world through...
Couple returns to scene of life-changing St. Patrick’s Day proposal in Dayton
 Wondering what happened to the adorable couple who got engaged to be married at last year’s St. Patrick’s Day bash at the Dublin Pub?  Well, Valdemar "Dema" Santana and Mackenzie Alexis Reed are now hitched. The Santanas were beaming the way newlyweds beam when we ran into them in the Oregon District on St. Patrick&rsquo...

Posted: 5 days ago

Wondering what happened to the adorable couple who got engaged to be married at last year’s St. Patrick’s Day bash at the Dublin Pub?  Well, Valdemar "Dema" Santana and Mackenzie Alexis Reed are now hitched. The Santanas were beaming the way newlyweds beam when we ran into them in the Oregon District on St. Patrick&rsquo...