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A view few in Dayton’s history have seen: Inside the dome of the Dayton Arcade
 For weeks, local artist John Landsiedel has climbed through a labyrinth of scaffolding to reach the top of the iconic dome of the Dayton Arcade. Working on a wood deck constructed high above the Arcade’s floor, he has rehabilitated 16 plaster turkeys created by his grandfather, Byron Landsiedel, more than 100 years ago.  Byron...

Posted: 10 days ago

For weeks, local artist John Landsiedel has climbed through a labyrinth of scaffolding to reach the top of the iconic dome of the Dayton Arcade. Working on a wood deck constructed high above the Arcade’s floor, he has rehabilitated 16 plaster turkeys created by his grandfather, Byron Landsiedel, more than 100 years ago.  Byron...
Jane Reece: Dayton’s most important artist and photographer
 Jane Reece has been described by Dayton Art Institute officials as Dayton’s most important artist and photographer of any generation.  Her work attracted international recognition. Photographs of  Helen Keller and the poet Robert Frost were among portraits in her portfolio. A self-taught photographer, Reece worked in a style...

Posted: 12 days ago

Jane Reece has been described by Dayton Art Institute officials as Dayton’s most important artist and photographer of any generation.  Her work attracted international recognition. Photographs of Helen Keller and the poet Robert Frost were among portraits in her portfolio. A self-taught photographer, Reece worked in a style...
Pine Club history: 5 quirky facts about Dayton’s iconic steakhouse
 The Pine Club has been a tradition for generations of Daytonians.  Great steaks, waitresses with character, and an old-school atmosphere have contributed to its longevity.  Here are 5 things to know about Dayton’s iconic steakhouse:  Jim Sullivan bought a place called Lonnie’s Bar on Brown Street in 1947. He installed...

Posted: 18 days ago

The Pine Club has been a tradition for generations of Daytonians.  Great steaks, waitresses with character, and an old-school atmosphere have contributed to its longevity.  Here are 5 things to know about Dayton’s iconic steakhouse:  Jim Sullivan bought a place called Lonnie’s Bar on Brown Street in 1947. He installed...
Daytonian of the Week: Meet the leader of Dayton’s ‘original form of social media’
 Rosemary Bradley, our Daytonian of the Week, calls Dayton’s public access television station, DATV, the “original form of social media.” The station recently marked 40 years of local storytelling, and Bradley is passionate about providing a forum for the community. We recently caught up with Bradley to learn more about...

Posted: 19 days ago

Rosemary Bradley, our Daytonian of the Week, calls Dayton’s public access television station, DATV, the “original form of social media.” The station recently marked 40 years of local storytelling, and Bradley is passionate about providing a forum for the community. We recently caught up with Bradley to learn more about...
Happy Statehood Day, Ohio!  17 things to know about the 17th state in the Union
   Ohio commemorates March 1 as Statehood Day. On this day in 1803, the Ohio General Assembly met for the first time in Chillicothe, then the state capital.  Here are 17 things to know about the 17th state in the Union, according to the Ohio History Connection. 1. Ohio is an Iroquois word that means “great river.&rdquo...

Posted: 20 days ago

  Ohio commemorates March 1 as Statehood Day. On this day in 1803, the Ohio General Assembly met for the first time in Chillicothe, then the state capital.  Here are 17 things to know about the 17th state in the Union, according to the Ohio History Connection. 1. Ohio is an Iroquois word that means “great river.&rdquo...
Carillon Park bald eagles have an egg in their nest
 Willa, the female bald eagle nesting at Carillon Historical Park, laid an egg Sunday afternoon. How can you tell there’s an egg in a nest located high in the tree tops? It’s all about the body language. “You can tell by the way the adult is in the nest that something is going on,” Jim Weller said. “She&rsquo...

Posted: 20 days ago

Willa, the female bald eagle nesting at Carillon Historical Park, laid an egg Sunday afternoon. How can you tell there’s an egg in a nest located high in the tree tops? It’s all about the body language. “You can tell by the way the adult is in the nest that something is going on,” Jim Weller said. “She&rsquo...
Dayton celebrates Hannah Beachler’s historic Oscar win
 Hannah Beachler, a 2005 Wright State University graduate who was raised in Centerville, took home her first Academy Award Sunday night. Those who know her in Dayton were delighted, but not surprised. “She has her eyes on the prize, and she won,” said W. Stuart McDowell, professor and artistic director at Wright State’s Department...

Posted: 20 days ago

Hannah Beachler, a 2005 Wright State University graduate who was raised in Centerville, took home her first Academy Award Sunday night. Those who know her in Dayton were delighted, but not surprised. “She has her eyes on the prize, and she won,” said W. Stuart McDowell, professor and artistic director at Wright State’s Department...
Dayton VA Grotto Gardens included in national exhibit
 The Dayton VA’s historic grotto gardens, built by Civil War veterans as a sanctuary after the war, has been included in a new exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. The exhibit, “Celebrating New American Gardens,” features photos, landscape designs, drawings and project descriptions for 21 gardens spanning...

Posted: 21 days ago

The Dayton VA’s historic grotto gardens, built by Civil War veterans as a sanctuary after the war, has been included in a new exhibit at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. The exhibit, “Celebrating New American Gardens,” features photos, landscape designs, drawings and project descriptions for 21 gardens spanning...
Music greats will headline a ‘Weekend of Jazz Festival’
 Jazz luminaries will headline a weekend of music dedicated to promoting music education for students.  The Beavercreek Music Parents 19th Annual Weekend of Jazz Festival will be held March 1-2 at Beavercreek High School.  This year’s Friday night headliners will be the Special EFX All Stars with Emmy Award winning guitarist...

Posted: 21 days ago

Jazz luminaries will headline a weekend of music dedicated to promoting music education for students.  The Beavercreek Music Parents 19th Annual Weekend of Jazz Festival will be held March 1-2 at Beavercreek High School.  This year’s Friday night headliners will be the Special EFX All Stars with Emmy Award winning guitarist...
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