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Mural traces the ‘wilderness’ of life’s turmoil
 Parishioners at Harmony Creek Church in Kettering have had an unusual artistic experience as they’ve made their way into the sanctuary in recent weeks. Thanks to the talents of local artists Tiffany Clark and Christopher “Etch” Weyrich — best known as The Mural Machine — they’ve watched a giant mural change...

4:00 AM Saturday, Apr. 15, 2017

Parishioners at Harmony Creek Church in Kettering have had an unusual artistic experience as they’ve made their way into the sanctuary in recent weeks. Thanks to the talents of local artists Tiffany Clark and Christopher “Etch” Weyrich — best known as The Mural Machine — they’ve watched a giant mural change...
“A Year of Clay” at Rosewood
 Why clay? That’s the question you might be asking about Rosewood Arts Centre’s decision to devote an entire year to the moldable art medium. The celebration, dubbed “Set in Stoneware: A Year of Clay,” kicked off in January and will run through December. “We recognize the significance of ceramics in our region...

4:00 AM Saturday, Apr. 15, 2017

Why clay? That’s the question you might be asking about Rosewood Arts Centre’s decision to devote an entire year to the moldable art medium. The celebration, dubbed “Set in Stoneware: A Year of Clay,” kicked off in January and will run through December. “We recognize the significance of ceramics in our region...
MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Linda Vista needs personal items, furnishings
 One of those special individuals recently honored by the YWCA as a “Woman of Influence” was Carmen Gooden, co-founder and executive director of Linda Vista. Since 2006, the transitional housing program for those in need has been providing lodging and services for women and children for up to 24 months. Over the years the non-profit...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Apr. 12, 2017

One of those special individuals recently honored by the YWCA as a “Woman of Influence” was Carmen Gooden, co-founder and executive director of Linda Vista. Since 2006, the transitional housing program for those in need has been providing lodging and services for women and children for up to 24 months. Over the years the non-profit...
DCDC will travel to Russia and Kazakhstan
 The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company will travel to Russia and Kazakhstan next May as part of Dance Motion USA, a cultural diplomacy program organized by the U.S. Department of State and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Only three American dance companies will participate. Another invitation went to the Bebe Miller Company of Columbus, which...

4:00 AM Saturday, Apr. 08, 2017

The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company will travel to Russia and Kazakhstan next May as part of Dance Motion USA, a cultural diplomacy program organized by the U.S. Department of State and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Only three American dance companies will participate. Another invitation went to the Bebe Miller Company of Columbus, which...
“The Main Event” offers a sneak peek at Dayton’s newest attraction
 The gala being planned to introduce the new downtown Dayton Metro Library is shaping up to be one for the books. The Urban Dictionary reserves that distinction for “an occurrence so incredible that will surely be remembered for years to come.” If the organizers of “The Main Event” have anything to say about it, their...

4:00 AM Saturday, Apr. 08, 2017

The gala being planned to introduce the new downtown Dayton Metro Library is shaping up to be one for the books. The Urban Dictionary reserves that distinction for “an occurrence so incredible that will surely be remembered for years to come.” If the organizers of “The Main Event” have anything to say about it, their...
URS needs kids’ items
 Our readers have been generous in responding to the needs of United Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dayton (URS), the 61 year-old organization that continues to increase the scope of its programs, expanding the safety net of support for those with disabilities. “URS provides a continuum of care that is unsurpassed in the Miami Valley...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Apr. 05, 2017

Our readers have been generous in responding to the needs of United Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dayton (URS), the 61 year-old organization that continues to increase the scope of its programs, expanding the safety net of support for those with disabilities. “URS provides a continuum of care that is unsurpassed in the Miami Valley...
Gardens with a twist! Nature inspires exhibits at UD, Springfield
 Folks in our area have two unusual ways to welcome Spring this year by checking out the current exhibits at the University of Dayton’s Roesch Library and the Springfield Museum of Art. Both exhibitions initially create quite a surprise when you step inside the galleries. In Springfield, you’ll have to get close to the sculptures...

4:00 AM Saturday, Apr. 01, 2017

Folks in our area have two unusual ways to welcome Spring this year by checking out the current exhibits at the University of Dayton’s Roesch Library and the Springfield Museum of Art. Both exhibitions initially create quite a surprise when you step inside the galleries. In Springfield, you’ll have to get close to the sculptures...
101-year old artist, Carmen Herrera, featured at Wexner Center

4:00 AM Saturday, Apr. 01, 2017

Many of us first learned about 101-year-old artist Carmen Herrera when “CBS Sunday Morning” featured a segment on her solo exhibit at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art. If you didn’t get to New York for the special exhibit — by an artist who sold her first painting at the age of 89 — you can still...
Relaxed theater experience serves kids with autism
 As a mother of a child with autism, Ashley DeBeer said she would never — ever — have taken her son to any kind of public performance. Like a lot of other children on the autism spectrum, she said her son faces sensory processing disorder. “You’re always hesitant to take your child to something like that because you...

4:00 PM Friday, Mar. 31, 2017

As a mother of a child with autism, Ashley DeBeer said she would never — ever — have taken her son to any kind of public performance. Like a lot of other children on the autism spectrum, she said her son faces sensory processing disorder. “You’re always hesitant to take your child to something like that because you...
How to help new organization dedicated to helping widows, single moms
 A new organization called LoveMonkey Ministries works to assist area widows and single parents with basic “neighborly” tasks by connecting them to volunteers from area churches and other Christian organizations. Depending on the availability of volunteers in a particular area, the nonprofit offers assistance ranging from yard...

10:00 AM Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

A new organization called LoveMonkey Ministries works to assist area widows and single parents with basic “neighborly” tasks by connecting them to volunteers from area churches and other Christian organizations. Depending on the availability of volunteers in a particular area, the nonprofit offers assistance ranging from yard...
LunaFest will feature local films by inmates
 Chinonye Chukwu, assistant professor of motion pictures at Wright State University, has been teaching screenwriting to the women at the Dayton Correctional Institute as part of her “Pens to Pictures” project. The result is five short films, two of which will be shown today — Sunday, March 26 — at The Neon movie theater...

4:00 AM Saturday, Mar. 25, 2017

Chinonye Chukwu, assistant professor of motion pictures at Wright State University, has been teaching screenwriting to the women at the Dayton Correctional Institute as part of her “Pens to Pictures” project. The result is five short films, two of which will be shown today — Sunday, March 26 — at The Neon movie theater...
Good news for families: Relaxed theater serves autistic kids
 As a mother of an autistic child, Ashley DeBeer says she would never — ever — have taken her son to any kind of public performance. “You’re always hesitant to take your child to something like that because you never know how he is going to react,” she explains. “Teddy gets amped up if there are loud noises...

4:00 AM Saturday, Mar. 25, 2017

As a mother of an autistic child, Ashley DeBeer says she would never — ever — have taken her son to any kind of public performance. “You’re always hesitant to take your child to something like that because you never know how he is going to react,” she explains. “Teddy gets amped up if there are loud noises...
Meet the Ice Age: Huge animatronic mammals invade the Boonshoft
 The “Wow Factor” is very much in evidence at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery at the moment. Whether you’re a senior or a toddler, chances are you’ll be captivated by the life-size moving animals currently residing in the main exhibition hall. “Most people don’t realize that there were humans in Ohio 12...

1:00 PM Sunday, Mar. 19, 2017

The “Wow Factor” is very much in evidence at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery at the moment. Whether you’re a senior or a toddler, chances are you’ll be captivated by the life-size moving animals currently residing in the main exhibition hall. “Most people don’t realize that there were humans in Ohio 12...
Local arts news: Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus will salute USO
 The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus will honor men and women in uniform when it presents its annual fundraiser, “A Salute to the U.S.O, ” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, at Dayton’s Memorial Hall, 125 E. First St., Dayton. The mission of the group, which has been entertaining Miami Valley audiences for 14 years, is to provide...

4:00 AM Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017

The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus will honor men and women in uniform when it presents its annual fundraiser, “A Salute to the U.S.O, ” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, at Dayton’s Memorial Hall, 125 E. First St., Dayton. The mission of the group, which has been entertaining Miami Valley audiences for 14 years, is to provide...
Help families with sick kids: Here’s Ronald McDonald House Wish List
 Did you know the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dayton supports more than 3,000 families with critically ill, hospitalized children each year? In addition to the welcoming house where families of hospitalized children can stay overnight, there’s now also a special room at the hospital where they can enjoy a much-needed break. &ldquo...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017

Did you know the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dayton supports more than 3,000 families with critically ill, hospitalized children each year? In addition to the welcoming house where families of hospitalized children can stay overnight, there’s now also a special room at the hospital where they can enjoy a much-needed break. &ldquo...
Time to discuss “The Big Read” — more fun with the Wright Brothers!
 If you haven’t yet read David McCullough’s acclaimed nonfiction book, “The Wright Brothers,” this is a great time to pick it up. The book was chosen as Miami Valley’s Big Read selection. Libraries, schools and other venues are hosting discussions and other programs about the book through April 16, the 150th anniversary...

5:00 AM Saturday, Mar. 11, 2017

If you haven’t yet read David McCullough’s acclaimed nonfiction book, “The Wright Brothers,” this is a great time to pick it up. The book was chosen as Miami Valley’s Big Read selection. Libraries, schools and other venues are hosting discussions and other programs about the book through April 16, the 150th anniversary...
“Beautiful,” “Something Rotten,” “The Little Mermaid” headed to Dayton
 Minutes after the folks at the Victoria Theatre Association had announced their 2017-2018 offerings, Jean and Jim Allen of Fairborn were in line waiting to buy season tickets to the Broadway series. “I think it’s the best they’ve had so far!” said Jean, who has been attending all the touring Broadway productions for...

5:00 AM Saturday, Mar. 11, 2017

Minutes after the folks at the Victoria Theatre Association had announced their 2017-2018 offerings, Jean and Jim Allen of Fairborn were in line waiting to buy season tickets to the Broadway series. “I think it’s the best they’ve had so far!” said Jean, who has been attending all the touring Broadway productions for...
Thrift Shop needs furnishings, clothing
 It’s almost time for spring cleaning! Now’s the perfect time to help the thrift shops in our area that benefit non-profit organizations. A case in point is Corner Cupboard Thrift Shop, which gives all of its proceeds to a variety of worthy Miami Valley groups. “Corner Cupboard Charities is a diamond in the rough; it is been...

5:00 AM Wednesday, Mar. 08, 2017

It’s almost time for spring cleaning! Now’s the perfect time to help the thrift shops in our area that benefit non-profit organizations. A case in point is Corner Cupboard Thrift Shop, which gives all of its proceeds to a variety of worthy Miami Valley groups. “Corner Cupboard Charities is a diamond in the rough; it is been...
Wright State grad takes audiences behind-the-scenes at “Moonlight”
 Just a week before her film captured the Academy Award for Best Picture, Centerville High School grad Hannah Beachler was in town chatting with The Neon audience after a special screening of “Moonlight.” Beachler has become one of Hollywood’s most in-demand production designers. She won a major award for her work on the...

5:00 AM Saturday, Mar. 04, 2017

Just a week before her film captured the Academy Award for Best Picture, Centerville High School grad Hannah Beachler was in town chatting with The Neon audience after a special screening of “Moonlight.” Beachler has become one of Hollywood’s most in-demand production designers. She won a major award for her work on the...
‘Dirty Dancing’ on stage at the Schuster
 The lesson to be learned from Eleanor Bergstein’s life story? Keep on truckin’. You may not recognize her name, but if you’re a fan of the 1987 movie, “Dirty Dancing,” you’ve seen how Bergstein’s grit and determination eventually paid off. Thwarted at every turn, she eventually created one of the...

5:00 AM Saturday, Mar. 04, 2017

The lesson to be learned from Eleanor Bergstein’s life story? Keep on truckin’. You may not recognize her name, but if you’re a fan of the 1987 movie, “Dirty Dancing,” you’ve seen how Bergstein’s grit and determination eventually paid off. Thwarted at every turn, she eventually created one of the...
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