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Vintage Dayton Daily News editions now online
 Vintage copies of the Dayton Daily News that date from the early 1900s are now available online, thanks to the folks of the Dayton Metro Library. What better way to experience a moment in history? Dayton Daily News 1898-1922 is the library’s newest online research tool. The database — DaytonMetroLibrary.org — features full-page...

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Vintage copies of the Dayton Daily News that date from the early 1900s are now available online, thanks to the folks of the Dayton Metro Library. What better way to experience a moment in history? Dayton Daily News 1898-1922 is the library’s newest online research tool. The database — DaytonMetroLibrary.org — features full-page...
Giving Circles give big to charity, are open to new members
 Although Make a Difference columns typically focus on non-profit organizations and their wish list items, once a year we make an exception. The exception is for the local “Giving Circles” that are making such a huge difference for the non-profit groups in the Miami Valley. These groups are designed for those who would like to...

Posted: 18 days ago

Although Make a Difference columns typically focus on non-profit organizations and their wish list items, once a year we make an exception. The exception is for the local “Giving Circles” that are making such a huge difference for the non-profit groups in the Miami Valley. These groups are designed for those who would like to...
Cinci exhibit features “Star Wars” costumes
 Here’s an idea for a quick summer road trip: head for a galaxy far, far away that’s actually as close as Cincinnati. We’re talking about “Star Wars and the Power of Costume,” currently at the Cincinnati Museum Center. After checking the show out last weekend, I’m pretty sure it would be a hit with both...

Posted: 22 days ago

Here’s an idea for a quick summer road trip: head for a galaxy far, far away that’s actually as close as Cincinnati. We’re talking about “Star Wars and the Power of Costume,” currently at the Cincinnati Museum Center. After checking the show out last weekend, I’m pretty sure it would be a hit with both...
4 new organists will bring music back to Vic’s Cool Film Series
 There’s good news for folks who love the Victoria Theatre Association’s summer Cool Films series but who’ve greatly missed the organ concerts that traditionally preceded each of the classic movie screenings. For 20 years, organist Martin Bevis entertained summer crowds with his lively banter and live music. In the past few...

Posted: 22 days ago

There’s good news for folks who love the Victoria Theatre Association’s summer Cool Films series but who’ve greatly missed the organ concerts that traditionally preceded each of the classic movie screenings. For 20 years, organist Martin Bevis entertained summer crowds with his lively banter and live music. In the past few...
The Storks Nest Baby Pantry needs basics
 Dayton Right to Life has operated the Storks Nest Baby Pantry for over 30 years. As of June 2017, the non-profit organization has served more than 585 families and 949 children — newborn to age 5. “In addition, we have given out over 10,000 diapers in just the first half of this year,” says Margie Christie, director of advocacy...

Posted: 25 days ago

Dayton Right to Life has operated the Storks Nest Baby Pantry for over 30 years. As of June 2017, the non-profit organization has served more than 585 families and 949 children — newborn to age 5. “In addition, we have given out over 10,000 diapers in just the first half of this year,” says Margie Christie, director of advocacy...
Honorees announced for Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame
 Since 2001, the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame has been honoring local theatre artists and patrons of the arts “whose life-long participation, innovation, and creativity have influenced the Dayton arts culture.” The 2017 inductees have just been announced. Jennifer Lockwood, Gerri Nichols and Sheila Ramsey will receive the prestigious...

Posted: 29 days ago

Since 2001, the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame has been honoring local theatre artists and patrons of the arts “whose life-long participation, innovation, and creativity have influenced the Dayton arts culture.” The 2017 inductees have just been announced. Jennifer Lockwood, Gerri Nichols and Sheila Ramsey will receive the prestigious...
Amazing beadwork means independence for South African women
 Behind the shimmering beaded artwork now on display at the Dayton Art Institute is the inspiring story of a group of South African women who are gaining dignity through the work of their hands and their life in an exceptional community. The touring exhibit, which makes its first stop in Dayton, showcases a innovative form of bead art known...

Posted: 29 days ago

Behind the shimmering beaded artwork now on display at the Dayton Art Institute is the inspiring story of a group of South African women who are gaining dignity through the work of their hands and their life in an exceptional community. The touring exhibit, which makes its first stop in Dayton, showcases a innovative form of bead art known...
5 things you must experience at Sunwatch’s Pow Wow this weekend
 You don’t have to travel far to immerse yourself in Native American culture.  Thanks to the Miami Valley Council for Native Americans and its annual Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow, families can learn more about Indian life and traditions through dancing, drumming, singing, crafts and stories. This year’s Pow Wow is slated...

10:00 AM Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2017

You don’t have to travel far to immerse yourself in Native American culture.  Thanks to the Miami Valley Council for Native Americans and its annual Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow, families can learn more about Indian life and traditions through dancing, drumming, singing, crafts and stories. This year’s Pow Wow is slated...
Miracle Clubhouse can use your help
 Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley’s Miracle Clubhouse is a community organized to help people living with serious mental illness as they manage their illness and rejoin the world of employment, education, family and friends. It’s billed as “A Place to Belong.” “At the heart of the Clubhouse model is the community...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2017

Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley’s Miracle Clubhouse is a community organized to help people living with serious mental illness as they manage their illness and rejoin the world of employment, education, family and friends. It’s billed as “A Place to Belong.” “At the heart of the Clubhouse model is the community...
How you can look inside these designer decorated apartments at the Delco Lofts
 The 2017 Designers’ Show House is officially under way. Hosted by 40 dedicated members of the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association, the show house will welcome visitors to 17 newly decorated apartments through Sunday, June 25. The show house takes place at the Delco Lofts in Dayton. The biennial event, which dates back to 1979...

10:00 AM Monday, Jun. 19, 2017

The 2017 Designers’ Show House is officially under way. Hosted by 40 dedicated members of the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association, the show house will welcome visitors to 17 newly decorated apartments through Sunday, June 25. The show house takes place at the Delco Lofts in Dayton. The biennial event, which dates back to 1979...
Pow Wow celebrates Native American culture
 Spring trips to Phoenix, Albuquerque and Santa Fe — as well as the recent Kay WalkingStick exhibit at the Dayton Art Institute — have given me an even greater appreciation of Native American history and culture. At the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center I learned about the history, culture, and art of the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico....

10:00 AM Sunday, Jun. 18, 2017

Spring trips to Phoenix, Albuquerque and Santa Fe — as well as the recent Kay WalkingStick exhibit at the Dayton Art Institute — have given me an even greater appreciation of Native American history and culture. At the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center I learned about the history, culture, and art of the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico....
Shakespeare lovers? Head to Richmond
 Many of us have fond memories of lovely summer evenings spent at Antioch’s famous Shakespeare Under the Stars festival. In the mid-1950s, under the direction of Arthur Lithgow and Meredith Dallas, the company undertook the incredible task of producing all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays in repertory. Theater-lovers and critics from...

4:00 AM Saturday, Jun. 17, 2017

Many of us have fond memories of lovely summer evenings spent at Antioch’s famous Shakespeare Under the Stars festival. In the mid-1950s, under the direction of Arthur Lithgow and Meredith Dallas, the company undertook the incredible task of producing all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays in repertory. Theater-lovers and critics from...
Autism Society needs sensory-friendly toys, games
 The Dayton Autism Society, a nonprofit organization entirely run by volunteers, serves families in Montgomery, Preble, Darke, Miami, Clark, Greene and Warren counties. The group provides financial assistance to individuals — both children and adults — with Autism Spectrum Disorder who need help paying for therapy, adaptive equipment...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017

The Dayton Autism Society, a nonprofit organization entirely run by volunteers, serves families in Montgomery, Preble, Darke, Miami, Clark, Greene and Warren counties. The group provides financial assistance to individuals — both children and adults — with Autism Spectrum Disorder who need help paying for therapy, adaptive equipment...
A few reasons not to miss this ‘Circus’ rolling into town this week
 It couldn’t have come at a better time. Just weeks after the new show “Circus 1903” opened at the Sydney Opera House in Australia, it was announced that the most famous circus of all — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey — would be ending for good. Meanwhile, Simon Painter and his creative team — who&rsquo...

10:00 AM Monday, Jun. 12, 2017

It couldn’t have come at a better time. Just weeks after the new show “Circus 1903” opened at the Sydney Opera House in Australia, it was announced that the most famous circus of all — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey — would be ending for good. Meanwhile, Simon Painter and his creative team — who&rsquo...
Why this museum change is creating a stir among volunteers
 A major overhaul is under way for guided tours at the Dayton Art Institute.  A new emphasis will be placed on more interaction with visitors and their responses to the works of art, necessitating a shift away from the traditional tour model, according to museum leadership. And with this change comes changes for the museum&rsquo...

10:00 AM Monday, Jun. 12, 2017

A major overhaul is under way for guided tours at the Dayton Art Institute.  A new emphasis will be placed on more interaction with visitors and their responses to the works of art, necessitating a shift away from the traditional tour model, according to museum leadership. And with this change comes changes for the museum&rsquo...
Designers’ Showhouse opens this week at Delco Lofts
 Charles Kettering, an innovative thinker himself, might not be surprised to see his first permanent Delco factory building in downtown Dayton transformed into luxury loft-style apartments and decorated by some of the Miami Valley’s top designers. “Boss” Kettering, after all, is credited with inventions ranging from the electric...

4:00 AM Saturday, Jun. 10, 2017

Charles Kettering, an innovative thinker himself, might not be surprised to see his first permanent Delco factory building in downtown Dayton transformed into luxury loft-style apartments and decorated by some of the Miami Valley’s top designers. “Boss” Kettering, after all, is credited with inventions ranging from the electric...
Surprise proposal steals the show at Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus and DCDC concert
 It’s not every day this happens. A highlight of last weekend’s Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company concert was a surprise marriage proposal. At one point in second half of the concert, singer tenor Tony Heston stepped forward, inviting tenor Michael Reiger to join him. After getting...

10:00 AM Thursday, Jun. 08, 2017

It’s not every day this happens. A highlight of last weekend’s Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company concert was a surprise marriage proposal. At one point in second half of the concert, singer tenor Tony Heston stepped forward, inviting tenor Michael Reiger to join him. After getting...
Two ways you can support Life Essentials this week
 Life Essentials is in its 26th year providing services to seniors struggling with mental illness in our community. The Chums program, the original program offered by the agency, specializes in assisting seniors in developing social relationships and skills for an independent life. One of the organization’s goals is to ensure that all...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Jun. 07, 2017

Life Essentials is in its 26th year providing services to seniors struggling with mental illness in our community. The Chums program, the original program offered by the agency, specializes in assisting seniors in developing social relationships and skills for an independent life. One of the organization’s goals is to ensure that all...
Actress’ art on display this week at DVAC
 Actress Eve Plumb, currently starring The Human Race Theatre Company’s world premier of “Family Ties,” is multi-talented. Plumb, best known for her role as Jan in the “Brady Bunch,” has also been painting for more than 25 years with a focus on still life, film noir and western scenes. “Eve Plumb: Small...

10:00 AM Tuesday, Jun. 06, 2017

Actress Eve Plumb, currently starring The Human Race Theatre Company’s world premier of “Family Ties,” is multi-talented. Plumb, best known for her role as Jan in the “Brady Bunch,” has also been painting for more than 25 years with a focus on still life, film noir and western scenes. “Eve Plumb: Small...
This game of mini golf promises to make you smarter
 We already know miniature golf is fun. Now it will make you smarter. A new exhibit at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will allow families to enjoy a game of miniature golf at the same time they’re learning important environmental lessons. The show opens Saturday, June 19. “As they play, the golf ball simulates many adventures...

10:00 AM Tuesday, Jun. 06, 2017

We already know miniature golf is fun. Now it will make you smarter. A new exhibit at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will allow families to enjoy a game of miniature golf at the same time they’re learning important environmental lessons. The show opens Saturday, June 19. “As they play, the golf ball simulates many adventures...
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