Lisa Powell

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Daytonian of the Week: DeShona Pepper Robertson, a life of dance
 DeShona Pepper Robertson, the Stivers School for the Arts dance director, moved to Dayton from Chicago 26 years ago to dance with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company.  She performed with DCDC for 12-years before  joining the staff at Stivers.  Here’s what this week’s Daytonian of the Week loves about her role...

Posted: 6 days ago

DeShona Pepper Robertson, the Stivers School for the Arts dance director, moved to Dayton from Chicago 26 years ago to dance with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company.  She performed with DCDC for 12-years before joining the staff at Stivers.  Here’s what this week’s Daytonian of the Week loves about her role...
Tiny oil paintings transform into treasured pendants with help from a cat whisker
 A local artist who specializes in portraits and landscapes has created a unique jewelry collection of miniature oil paintings.  Cecilia Brendel, a professional painter for two decades and the owner of Olde World Masters Galleria in Centerville, was inspired to begin her line of jewelry earlier this year as she helped care for her newborn...

Posted: 8 days ago

A local artist who specializes in portraits and landscapes has created a unique jewelry collection of miniature oil paintings.  Cecilia Brendel, a professional painter for two decades and the owner of Olde World Masters Galleria in Centerville, was inspired to begin her line of jewelry earlier this year as she helped care for her newborn...
Halloween
Sarah Gregga of Fairborn carves professional looking pumpkins each year for Halloween. LISA POWELL / STAFF

Posted: 11 days ago

Sarah Gregga of Fairborn carves professional looking pumpkins each year for Halloween. LISA POWELL / STAFF
DeShona Pepper Robertson
DeShona Pepper Robertson (left) teaches an advanced dance class during a summer immersion dance camp at Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton.  Seventy-five students are participating in the two-week camp which offers students a diverse sampling of a variety of dance. The camp will culminate in a performance for families Thursday June 26 at...

Posted: 12 days ago

DeShona Pepper Robertson (left) teaches an advanced dance class during a summer immersion dance camp at Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton. Seventy-five students are participating in the two-week camp which offers students a diverse sampling of a variety of dance. The camp will culminate in a performance for families Thursday June 26 at...
Holiday tree
The City of Dayton cut down and transported the annual holiday tree to Courthouse Square Wednesday Nov. 10. The blue spruce tree belongs to Chuck and Nola Fleenor who planted it at their home when it was five feet tall about 25 years ago. The tree will be decorated with lights and then lit during the Grande Illumination ceremony Friday Nov...

Posted: 12 days ago

The City of Dayton cut down and transported the annual holiday tree to Courthouse Square Wednesday Nov. 10. The blue spruce tree belongs to Chuck and Nola Fleenor who planted it at their home when it was five feet tall about 25 years ago. The tree will be decorated with lights and then lit during the Grande Illumination ceremony Friday Nov...
Potato party! Spring Valley’s 41st annual Potato Festival a mash-up of fun
 Love spuds? Then you’ll want to head to Spring Valley this weekend for their annual celebration of potatoes.  “A-Peeling Potatoes” is the theme for the 41st Annual Potato Festival, according to the event’s Facebook page. The weekend will be a mash-up of potato related fun.  King and queen contests will kick...

Posted: 14 days ago

Love spuds? Then you’ll want to head to Spring Valley this weekend for their annual celebration of potatoes.  “A-Peeling Potatoes” is the theme for the 41st Annual Potato Festival, according to the event’s Facebook page. The weekend will be a mash-up of potato related fun.  King and queen contests will kick...
Parents of baby bald eagle killed by a truck have returned to their nest
 Orv and Willa, the two adult bald eagles that made a home in Carillon Historical Park earlier this year, have returned to their nest.  Jim Weller, founder of Eastwood Eagle Watchers, said the pair returned the first day of fall. “It’s all triggered by the length of the days. It was like someone flipped a switch,” Weller...

Posted: 14 days ago

Orv and Willa, the two adult bald eagles that made a home in Carillon Historical Park earlier this year, have returned to their nest.  Jim Weller, founder of Eastwood Eagle Watchers, said the pair returned the first day of fall. “It’s all triggered by the length of the days. It was like someone flipped a switch,” Weller...