Category: Dayton’s Not Dead

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...

Dayton’s Not Dead: This Old Couch

Dayton’s Not Dead: This Old Couch

  This Old Couch is a historic farmhouse turned antique home furnishings store located at 3930 Xenia Rd. They sell repurposed antique furniture, local handcrafted items, soaps, candles and fireplace-mantle-toppers, most of which are made right here in Dayton. Before opening the store, owners Brian and Lori Lucas were a retired military family looking to...

Daytons Not Dead: Pita Pit

Daytons Not Dead: Pita Pit

Dayton is full of young entrepreneurs eager to take on riskier ventures and put in the necessary work to get them off the ground. Dain Peters is no exception. Peters, 22, is planning to open a Pita Pit at 1047 Brown St., Dayton. Opening the Pita Pit will be the realization of a dream he...

Dayton’s Not Dead: D20 Bar With Characters

Dayton’s Not Dead: D20 Bar With Characters

  D20: A Bar With Characters is the top tabletop-board-game bar in the Dayton area. The bar is located on 2144 East Whipp Rd. in Kettering. Owners Andrew and Chrissy Sparks, born and raised in Dayton, started D20 initially as a place they could go to enjoy what they both loved: board games, beer and...

Downtown Fairborn hosts weekend of Spooktacular fun

Downtown Fairborn hosts weekend of Spooktacular fun

  This past weekend, the streets of Fairborn were packed with entertainment for people of all ages. Local residents and people from across the Midwest gathered downtown to celebrate the seventh annual Fairborn Halloween Festival, which took place from Friday to Sunday. The fair, which is always held on the third weekend of October, hosted...