Category: Dayton’s Not Dead

Dayton’s Not Dead: Hairless Hare

Dayton’s Not Dead: Hairless Hare

A Vandalia brewery recently announced that it has plans to expand. The Hairless Hare, 738 W National Rd, Vandalia, plans to expand the kitchen, grow the brewery, and add a meatery, according to co-owner Matthew Harris. “We’re going to come close to doubling our seating capacity at the tavern,” Harris said. “Everything has been pretty...

Dayton’s Not Dead: The Dakota Center

Dayton’s Not Dead: The Dakota Center

A local nonprofit helps the Dayton community with various programs for residents of all ages. The Dakota Center, located at 33 Barnett St., Dayton, seeks to address social injustice in Dayton, according to Executive Director Michael Miller. “(We) educate the whole person; that’s mind, body and spirit,” Miller said. One way the center serves its...

Dayton’s Not Dead: Dayton area high schoolers’ passions for cinema continues to grow

Dayton’s Not Dead: Dayton area high schoolers’ passions for cinema continues to grow

When they met, Dayton area filmmakers Christian Gentry and Max Kaplan were competitors. Nearly five years later, they have become the closest of collaborators. The 18-year-olds have worked on numerous films together, many of which have screened at a Dayton movie theater. Gentry and Kaplan, both high schoolers, met at a film contest in 2014....

Dayton’s Not Dead: The Troll Pub at The Wheelhouse brings Dayton history to life

Dayton’s Not Dead: The Troll Pub at The Wheelhouse brings Dayton history to life

The Troll Pub Under the Bridge first opened its doors in Louisville, Ky in 2011, but in March 2018, the Troll Pub at The Wheelhouse re-opened at a historic Dayton Building. Built in the late 1800s, the Wheelhouse was originally a factory that built farming equipment, called Farmer’s Friend.   The pub then continued to...

DAYTON’S NOT DEAD: DiSalvo’s Deli & Italian Store

DAYTON’S NOT DEAD: DiSalvo’s Deli & Italian Store

KETTERING – A local Italian deli offers a wide selection of upscale, hand-made Italian cuisine. At DiSalvo’s Restaurant and Deli, customers may choose from a wide selection of imported meats, soups, breads, cheeses, salads, desserts, and specials, owner Rinaldo DiSalvo said. DiSalvo’s menu changes every six days, offering customers a dynamic experience like no other....

Dayton’s Not Dead: Funk Music Hall of Fame

Dayton’s Not Dead: Funk Music Hall of Fame

A funk museum in downtown Dayton holds memorabilia and artifacts from musicians that pioneered the way for funk music all over the nation. The mission of the Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center, located at 113 E. 3rd St., is to educate, honor and preserve the history of funk music, according to its...

Dayton’s Not Dead: Woodland Lights

Dayton’s Not Dead: Woodland Lights

  For the past 25 years, Countryside Park in Washington Township has been transformed into a huge display of lights during the holiday season. Woodland Lights, one of Dayton’s oldest Christmas displays returns for its 26th run. Attendees have the opportunity to walk a half-mile wooded path of Christmas lights and visit live animals like reindeer...

Bubble tea food truck coming to Dayton

Bubble tea food truck coming to Dayton

On Oct. 4 at Levitt Pavilion, Dayton’s very first bubble tea food truck was launched. The school bus converted food truck is known as Billie Gold Bubble Tea, owned by Nicole Cornett. Along with her husband Britton Asbury, she runs Cloak & Dagger Tattoo Studio in Dayton and Salon Lofts in Kettering. “We tried to...

Dayton’s Not Dead: Carillon Park Lights return for fourth season

Dayton’s Not Dead: Carillon Park Lights return for fourth season

Last Wednesday marked the opening day of Dayton’s newest Christmas tradition. A Carillon Christmas, started in 2015, is a nearly month-long celebration featuring live music, train rides and thousands of Christmas lights which illuminate the skies above. The event is hosted in the Carillon Historical Park, located at 1000 Carillon Blvd. in downtown Dayton. It...

Dayton’s Not Dead: The Santa Clara Juicery

Dayton’s Not Dead: The Santa Clara Juicery

On June 16, The Santa Clara Juicery opened in Dayton. The missions of this juice joint are to provide hope and employment to the surrounding area, promote health education and give the community a place to get together. “We just thought we would bring some hope,” said Elizabeth Furst, owner. In just five shorts months...