Across the nation, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is full of flowers, each carried by someone committed to ending this disease. Because like flowers, our participants don’t stop when something’s in their way. They keep raising funds and awareness for a breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.
Growing up on Chicago’s South Side in the 1960s, Eddie Ryan is learning a lot — and not just from the Brothers at his all-boys Catholic high school. Eddie’s world is populated by peculiar adults, oddball classmates, and puzzling girls — the greatest mystery of all. He takes it all in through the prism of his Catholic upbringing.
Featuring a vast array of catchy songs, this musical comedy is about the coming of age of eight Catholic school children. Starting from the second grade throughout his high school years, we follow Eddie and his friends through the ups and down of being in a private Catholic school.
Grist Provisions on Fifth Street is known for it’s fresh made pasta’s, sauces and breads available for take home, will begin serving dinner this weekend.
Chef/owners Casey and Patrick, who met years ago at the Culinary Institute of America, describe their food as “Refined but relatable cuisine.”
Here’s a peek at their menu:
Dinner hours will be 5-9pm Tuesday through Saturday.
Chef Pearson opened The Sugar Guild Bakery & Cafe in District Provisions building on Wayne Avenue last fall. The eatery slowly built a reputation for their amazing Chai Latte GIANT snickerdoodles and truly decadent cinnamon rolls.
But today she posted on their Facebook Page:
“The Sugar Guild will be closing. We will not open this weekend. This is both heart breaking and unexpected. Not sure what the future holds but we know it’s not over ty Dayton”
We reached out to her for a statement, and she said, “I just can’t talk right now. I’ve lost my dream.”
We wish Claire and her crew the best of luck in the next chapter and can’t wait for another of those amazing cinnamon rolls.
Guest are already mourning the loss of the eatery on their Facebook page:
I am heartbroken…you are the BEST restaurant in this area for breakfast/brunch. SO sorry to hear this…please let us know what the future holds…YOU WILL BE MISSED❤️
Laura Taillon Spradlin
I am so sorry!! You are my favorite place for breakfast and I have introduced your place to many of my friends. 😢❤️
Noooooo! It was so good. So sorry
Omg this is terrible news!!!! You have the best breakfast Ive ever had!!!! So sad!
I am truly heartbroken to hear this, my favorite breakfast restaurant, we will definitely miss you. We had plans to be there this Saturday morning 😢
Omg I’m so sad to hear this. One of our favorite places in the city 😭
Very sad – we love eating at your restaurant
This is heartbreaking 💔 this is literally my favorite place in Dayton. We will miss this so very much.
Where am I going to get the best breakfast (both service and food) in Dayton now? This is the worst news. 🙁
If if were up to me, the pumpkin spice products wouldn’t come out until October, but it seems I’m losing this battle earlier and earlier every year.
Tim Hortons officially kicks off the 2022 pumpkin spice season with the return of fan-favorite pumpkin spice drinks starting August 24, 2022.
Here’s what you can expect to find at your local Tims in celebration of the 2022 pumpkin spice season:
- Pumpkin Spice Latte: A creamy espresso-based beverage served either hot or cold with pumpkin spice syrup, topped with whipped cream and pumpkin spice syrup drizzle.
- Pumpkin Spice Iced Capp: A sweet and cold beverage with pumpkin spice syrup, topped with whipped cream and pumpkin spice syrup drizzle.
- Pumpkin Spice Cream Cold Brew with Cold Foam: Our classic iced Cold Brew coffee, steeped for 16 hours, with pumpkin spice syrup and a swirl of cream. It is topped off with cold foam and a pumpkin spice syrup drizzle for a festive treat.
- Pumpkin Spice Glazed Donut: A pumpkin spice flavored crinkle ring donut coated with a sugary sweet glaze.
- Pumpkin Spice Muffin: A pumpkin spice flavored muffin filled with a rich, creamy filling.
Celebrate fall and indulge your pumpkin spice cravings at participating Tim Hortons US restaurants and enjoy everything pumpkin spice.
A brand new nonprofit has just launched that will partner horses, mental health professionals and equine specialists to share the healing power of horses. HoofPrints will offer a much different experience than traditional talk therapy using Equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP), to bring people outdoors and offers an opportunity to use all senses while learning and processing through emotional challenges.
Co-Founders Kathy Corbbett & Jennifer Dean met while working with horses and decided to launch HoofPrint to foster physical, emotional, and behavioral growth through equine assisted activities. Kathy has served those with physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges for over 30 years as a PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor at various centers across the country. She looks forward to using her PATH Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning along with her recent Certification through the EAL Academy to partner with the horses and mental health professionals to bring wellness programs to our community.
Jen is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a Masters’s degree in Public Administration. Her varied background working in non-profit organizations from arts & culture to social service brings a diverse skill set to manage the business operations and development side of the organization. She lives the equestrian lifestyle on herr farm with four horses. She shares, “the creation of a relationship with a horse can make you feel good about yourself. Just as they do with those afflicted with life-challenging mental and emotional wounds, horses can provide anyone with the opportunity to experience valuable feelings of unconditional self-acceptance and positive
HoofPrints will offer programs programs for kids (8 years and up), teenagers, adults, couples, and families. These programs are conducted by a Licensed Mental Health Professional and a Certified Equine Specialist. Each lesson is approximately 1 hour. These lessons are unmounted, no riding. Riding may be added later when students have progressed to reach their goals.
There’s a fairly new eatery in Miamisburg, serving up “the flavor of Mexico” according to their sign. They opened up quietly earlier this summer. According to the owners of Ta’Quiyo Tortilleria & Taco Shop, they are know for their handcrafted street tacos, Quesa Birria and their Taquiyo chip tray!
When thinking of a name for the restaurant they wanted something with a good sound, that sounded fun, understandable to Mexicans and Americans (especially that they could pronounce it). Many ideas came up, but one day David jokingly said “El Taquillo” and Sergio, who was called “El Quiyo” when he was a kid morphedinto “Ta-quiyo” came about.
Located in the strip mall that is also home to Big Lots, and the Handyman Ace Hardware, when you walk in the door you are greeted by a clean crisp dining room featuring bright colors on the walls and the feel of a true Mexican Cantina. You order at the counter and your meal is brought out to you for dine in, or wrapped up for to-go orders.
They make their corn tortillas’s fresh each day on site, you can see the press against the far wall behind the counter. They are gluten free, with no preservatives. You can pick up a 2 lb Pack of the tortillas for $4.
On my first visit I tried their Taco Combo: Two tacos Mexican (chicken- Seasoned diced chicken w/cabage, diced tomatoes sour cream and beef- seasoned ground beef w/cilantro and onions) rice and beans for lunch and they were quite tasty. Other options included Steak- Seasoned diced steak w/cilantro and onions, Pastor- Achiote pork, grilled pineapple w/cilantro and onions, Carnitas- Shredded pork w/pico de gallo and you choice of sauce or Birria – Stewed beef w/cilantro and onions. They also offer a Ta’quiyo sampler with 6 mini tacos. Sauces to spice up your meal include a mild green tomatillo, chipotle and and hot sauce.
Coolers full of bottled Coke products as well as authentic Mexican sodas line the wall across from the kitchen.
1238 E Central Ave
Miamisburg, OH 45342
Founded in 2018, Big Chicken is Hall of Fame basketball star Shaquille O’Neal’s restaurant chain which will open it’s first midwest location at Austin Landing on Thursday, August 11th. Big Chicken franchisees Steve Christensen and Reid Richards have partnered with their longtime friend Ohio restauranteur Mike Craddick, signing an agreement to bring three Big Chicken locations to the Dayton area. Craddick previously owned the Nashville Hot franchise in this same space.
At the media preview night we were welcomed and invited to order off the menu. Trying the Shaq Attack– pepper jack cheese, jalapeno slaw, spicy chipotle bbq sauce and the Uncle Jerome– Nashville hot chicken, lettuce, mayou and pickles, Dirty Fries– cheese sauce, bacon, banana peppers and chipotle ranch and Lucille’s Mac N’ Cheese– named after Shaq’s mom, using her recipe and topped with a cheez it crust. The menu has been created by two of Shaqu’s friends that are Chefs. They’ve fused O’Neal’s home-cooked childhood favorites with today’s trending flavors. The sandwiches were tasty, the chicken moist and the sauces allowed you to customize your meal to your taste. Other options include chicken tenders, sliders, popcorn chicken and a caesar or cobb salad.
Save room for dessert- Big Chicken offers 4 options of their ice cream sandwiches, we tried Grandma’s Banana Pudding and the Rocky Road and we were both licking our fingers.
And while Shaq wasn’t there for the opening, you can stand in his size 24 shoe prints as you grab your beverages, which feature Pepsi products, 4 flavored ice tea’s, lemonade or Shaq’s favorite pineapple drink.
There is also a catering menu with Platters that serve, 10, 20 and 30 and box lunches (minimum order of 10) that run 11.75/box. Craddick shared that the next 2 locations will be in Beavercreek and West Chester, as well as out west in Phoenix and Utah.
Mon- Sun 11 am to 10 pm
Join us for a special evening at Valley Vineyards featuring 6 wines paired with 6 chocolates! We will pour 3 reds, 1 rose and 2 whites!
About this event
The pairings will be:
Cabernet Sauvignon with dipped date chocolate
Cabernet Franc – cherry chocolate
Rosé – almond chocolate
Riesling – dipped coconut chocolate
Scarlet Fusion – cranberry chocolate
Champagne – orange chocolate
**Ilan’s Raw Chocolates are all single origin from Peru, 70% Dark, all organic, vegan, GF, KF, and no refined sugar used***
$30 for the pairing with crackers
After years of planning (covid slowed things down) The Century Upstairs was finally revealed in an open house last night. “A unique, industrial-edgy vibe with a blank canvas interior,” is how they are describing the contemporary event space.
Last night it was staged for 70 by Prime Time Party Supply and Unlimited Events with still plenty of room for a charcuterie table, cake table and more. The room will hold up to 100 guests.
The room has beautiful hardwood floors, lofty ceilings and is accessible by stairs or elevator. Guest that rent the space can choose their own caterer and there is a staging kitchen area. Full bar service is available and packages start at $25/person for 2 hours. You can even book a bourbon experience tasting with co-owner JoeHead.
If you are interested in booking the venue, please contact Bill Thomas or by phone at 937-620-6417.
Come August 1st, the Edward A. Dixon Gallery, a commercial art gallery specializing in the exhibition, education, appreciation and sale of International Fine Art, will have a new home in the Opal building on N St Clair Street.
Dixon, who opened his first Dayton gallery in 2017, says he always was going to galleries and museum when he traveled and wanted to bring something that looked more like the places he was going to Dayton.
Dixon said a lot of the success of his original gallery was the ability to do events and bring people together around art. But then the pandemic hit and his lease was up for renewal and he just wasn’t willing to take that risk knowing in person events weren’t going to happen, so he downsized to a small spot in the Talbot Tower and a bigger online presence.
He’d been keeping his eye out for a new space and when he saw the Opal building space it just spoke to him. Just a block away from the river and built in 1900, he could already envision what his gallery would look like there. He’s excited to be able to share art from both locals and artists from around the world to the the Dayton art scene.
The art you’ll find in his gallery is eclectic and ever changing. Currently you’ll find a selection of photograhs from Bernie Kleina, a civil rights and fair housing advocate. He has produced some of the most innovative and powerful audio-visual presentations on fair and affordable housing in the country. His photographic archive includes profound images of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young, Al Raby, Dick Gregory, and others.
You’ll also find pieces from Patrick Gono of Monrovia, Liberia who did a residency in Dayton in 2019. is in Dayton as an artist-in-residence. He created a mural on a Front Street building, while he as here, that was the result of his visit to Sunwatch Indian Village.
You’ll also find art by Syndey, Oh artist Maureen O’Keefe. The work pictured here is part of a series of American flags meant to explore her own struggle to come to terms with the diversity of thought in our nation. The background features lyrics from the Woody Guthrie song “This Land Is Your Land.”
Dixon looks forward to welcoming guest back to his gallery with his grand opening on August’s First Friday celebration downtown. His space will be available for rent for special events and he’s busy planning special exhibits for the fall. He’s currently got a call for entries out for an October exhibit he’ll be doing entitled FOCUS CAPTURE INSPIRE.
The 2nd Annual We’re Doing It ALL Wrong® Art Exhibition will open as a one month long exhibition beginning September 1, 2022. The exhibition seeks to create dialogue and spark ideas related to the many ways humanity continually fails itself. Artwork from the previous year’s exhibition touched on topics such as the environment & climate change, dependence on technology, social injustice, Native American women disappearances and homelessness. Many of these ways are discussed in main stream media; some only on social media and small gatherings; while others are barely spoken or purposely kept unspoken. Artists are encouraged to submit work that captures or is a comment on a tradition, a system, a practice, an institution or anything they see that needs repair or removal that has existed in this state for far too long. View the online version of the previous exhibition at weredoingitallwrong.com.
Another ambitious goal of the exhibition is to find a signature piece or pieces of artwork that while keeping to the exhibition’s theme defines our current period in history from the artist’s viewpoint. One art piece can tell so many stories and the goal is to find pieces that will speak to future generations and tell a story about our time.
Award Categories Include:
- Best in Show – $500 Prize
- 2nd Place – $250 Prize
- Signature Artwork – $250 Prize
222 N St Clair St
Dayton, OH 45402
Located in Downtown Dayton and open by appointment 7 days a week.