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The City Coffeehouse | Photo by Jessica Fugett | The Wright State Guardian

Dayton’s Not Dead: City Coffeehouse

“We’ve seen some really cool relationships flourish just from people coming in,” said Williams. “We fell in love with coffee because of what it does. It’s a conversation starter, it’s soothing, it allows people to come together.”

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New Carlisle New Years Eve Ball Drop | Photo by Marissa Couch | The Wright State Guardian

New Carlisle rings in the New Year with the 10th anniversary of ball drop celebration

Roughly 15 miles from campus, a New Year’s celebration occurred in downtown New Carlisle. For the last 10 years, the town has gathered to ring in the new year together by having their own New York City-style ball drop.

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How to beat break boredom | Photo by Jessica Fugett | The Wright State Guardian

Best places to have family get-togethers

Although the holidays are over, it’s never too late to have family get-togethers. Inviting family over can get crowded and messy; luckily, there are some restaurants that can come to your rescue.

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Gift ideas for everyone in your family | Photo by Jessica Fugett | The Wright State Guardian

Festive festivities this season

After doing extensive research over the jolly festivities occurring during the month of December, I had to experience them for myself.

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Photo by Jessica Fugett | The Wright State Guardian

Dayton’s Not Dead: 10 festive activities

As the fall semester draws to a close, students will slowly regain their free time and the opportunity to indulge in festive activities may present itself. The Dayton and surrounding area are full of different places to celebrate.

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Penny Lane Cafe | Photo by Jessica Fugett | The Wright State Guardian

Dayton’s Not Dead: Penny Lane Art Gallery and Cafe

The atmosphere in the cafe offers a relaxed ambiance, proving a peaceful place to admire the art or enjoy a cup of coffee. 

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Twist Cupcakery | Photo by Jessica Fugett | The Wright State Guardian

Dayton’s Not Dead: Twist Cupcakery

Twist Cupcakery started when Kate Rivers began baking from home. After creating a delicious dessert spread for her daughter’s first birthday, friends and family realized Rivers’ talent.

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Mirabella Boutique | Photo by Natalie Cunningham | The Wright State Guardian

Dayton’s Not Dead: Mirabella Boutique

Barbi Dewitt opened Mirabella Boutique in 2013. Her first store was only 400 square feet. Today, her store is 2200 square feet.

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Reza's Cafe | Photo by Marissa Couch | The Wright State Guardian

Dayton’s Not Dead: Reza’s

“I started roasting coffee five years ago in Fairborn in an incubator space. We were open to the public but we couldn’t get enough people to come to where we were.”

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Woodland Cemetery | Photo by Natalie Cunningham | The Wright State Guardian

Dayton’s Not Dead: Woodland Cemetery

This week’s ‘Dayton’s Not Dead’ feature might be on the side of a little dead. Woodland Cemetery was founded in 1841 but the first burial wasn’t until two years later in 1843.

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