Now Playing
Last Song Played
New Country
On Air
No Program
Now Playing
Last Song Played
New Country


Categories within other

200 items
Results 41 - 50 of 200 < previous next >

WORTH THE DRIVE: 4-day music and outdoors bash a short drive from Dayton will feel like summer camp for grown-ups

When we heard one of the highlights of an upcoming outdoors retreat for grownups is the “blob,” you know we needed to learn more. 

Tomfoolery Outdoors, the Dayton-based outdoors events and adventures company, is once again hosting the four-day outdoors bash known as Canoegrass. This year, the event has been relocated to Masters Outdoor Retreat, an 11-acre private property set up for a Canoegrass kind of experience. Masters is located just 45 minutes from Dayton. 

>>Daytonian of the Week: Tom Helbig, founder of Tomfoolery Outdoors

The bluegrass festival and campout is no ordinary festival. It’s an outdoors festival where you “get wet, stomp your feet and splash your friends all weekend long” while enjoying the camp’s highlights including a  lake front stage with a lineup that is soon-to-be-announced, zip-lining, “blob bouncing,” a massive bonfire, canoe jousting, sand volleyball, tug of war, campfire jams and more.

During Canoegrass, the banks of the 2-acre pond will come alive with “the best entertainers in the region,” according to Canoegrass’s website.

>>Downtown Dayton coffee shop closed

>>Oakwood candy shop to shut its doors

People are able to bring their own coolers for the mega campout, as you are allowed to bring your own food and beverages to the retreat. Food trucks will also be cycling throughout the grounds all weekend long. 

“We encourage everyone to take Friday off work, arrive early, set up camp and stay all weekend. Bring your own food and beverage or check out one of our local food trucks,” according to Canoegrass’s website. Weekend ticket holders are able to arrive on Thursday to pick out their favorite campsite. 


WHAT: Canoegrass presented by Tomfoolery Outdoors

WHEN: 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, through 12 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5

WHERE: Masters Outdoor Retreat, 5486 SR 47, Houston 


PHOTOS: Did we spot you at Country Concert ‘18?

View all the pictures from this year’s 3 day Country Music Festival in Fort Loramie. Were you spotted? Photos by David A. Moodie

JUST IN: Bridge-spanning community meal not returning this fall, making major shift 

Organizers of the Longest Table, the massive dinner that has drawn hundreds to The Third Street Bridge the last two years, are shaking things up. 

>> Remembering Sheila Ramsey’s life in the arts

Bryan Stewart, Longest Table Dayton’s founder, said the large community dinner will be held next spring instead of this fall. 

The Longest Table is a 2016  winning project from the UpDayton Summit that aims to bring local people together. It is led by Stewart, a city of Dayton legislative aide.

>> The Longest Table illustrates the power of conversation during a meal 

Stewart said more than 2,000 people have attended the two large, main Third Street Bridge meals as well as smaller meals held at a list of places that include Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley’s home and Courthouse Square. 

Stewart said the larger meal is being switched to spring because the season is often a time of rebirth and when “people go out and make new friends.” 

“It will be something fun and something different,” he said.

>> PHOTOS: Longest Table Dayton 2016

The two big meals so far in 2016 and 2017 were held in October.

The spring main meal will likely be held at across the Third Street bridge, which is also known as the Peace Bridge, but Stewart said the location is not set in stone.  

“We could find something super cool in the spring,” he said. 

He encourages people to attend the upcoming Longest Table community meals. 

The sessions typically include a free meal and conversations design to foster connections. 

“We feed as many people as we can before we run out and try to remind people that the conversation is the centerpiece,” he said. 

Diversity is encouraged at each meal. 

“The more diverse the table, the more interesting the conversation,” Stewart said. 


 🍴 Philadelphia Woods/Mount Calvary/Valerie Arms 

When: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 7

Where: Mt. Calvary Church, 3375 W. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton


🍴 Belmont/Eastmont/Hearthstone

When: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14 

Where: Lohrey Recreation Center,  2366 Glenarm Ave., Dayton


🍴 St. Anne’s Hills/Newcom Plain/Historic Huffman

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11

Where: East Fourth Street (additional details will be announced)

🍴 Old North Dayton/McCook Field 

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 

Where: Hart Street (additional details will be announced) 

🍴 Sinclair Community College 

When: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4

Where: 444 W. Third St., Dayton (additional details will be announced)  

Montgomery County Fair: Best sights, sounds, deals and FOOD

A Montgomery County tradition that started in 1839 at Swaynies’ wagon yard on East First and Race streets continues this week.

>> RELATED: How did the Montgomery County Fair start?

And it’s a new era with the first fair at a brand new location, 645 Infirmary Road in Jefferson Twp.

The fair was held on 30 acres of land at 1043 S. Main St. near downtown Dayton for 165 years.

»»RELATED: Looking back at the Montgomery County Fair, whose origins stretch back almost 180 years

“The neat thing about it all is, we are spread out. We are not compact like we were on Main Street,” John Yancik, president of The Montgomery County Agricultural Society, said of the new Montgomery County Fairgrounds and Expo Center. “The fairgrounds are flat with no hills. Wear your gym shoes and plan to spend a long time.”


Gates are open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily (except Sunday) during the fair set for July 9-15. Gates are open from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, which is Family Day at the fair.

The $10 admission includes grandstand events and free parking. Children under age 6 are admitted free with a paying adult.

>> Your guide to weeks of fair fun all summer long

“We have twice the amount of parking as we had before,” Yancik said. “Everyone is encouraged and welcomed to come to the fair.

>> VIDEO: Tour the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in this sneak peek

FAMILY DAY: Admission is half price on Sunday, July 15, for family day.

Rides will be open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. each day except Sunday. That day, rides open 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. All day ride wristband are $20. Wrist bands are $15 Sunday, July 15.

“I think everybody will be happy with what they see,” Yancik said.

>> EARLIER: Public gets sneak peek of new Montgomery County fairgrounds


The Fairgrounds & Event Center of Montgomery County’s first phase includes two state-of-the-art buildings, the 26,000-square-foot Main Event Center and the 16,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall. Both are climate-controlled for year-round use for events.

There will be three large animal tents, Yancik said.

“It is a great time to see animals up close and enjoy an unbelievable assortment of fried food,” he said. “The 4-H kids will be more than happy to let the youngsters pet (the animals) and take their photos with them.”

Situated on 50 acres, this year’s fair will feature more than 65 food and retail vendors, many in the main air-conditioned building, all ranging from businesses selling gutters and shutters to artists doing henna tattoos.

>> AERIAL VIEW : New Montgomery County Fairgrounds

“The county fair is just exciting to come to,” Wallace said. “It is that country feel. It is an experience that only happens once a year.”

>> PHOTOS: How Dayton fairgrounds could transform


Oh, the fair food.

Food options include midway classics like elephant ears, funnel cake and shaved ice as well as more unique items like stromboli, bacon corn dogs and chipotle grilled chicken tacos.

We stopped by the fair earlier this week and tried the stromboli. Mowry’s Stromboli included sausage, cheese, pepperoni and peppers and came brushed with garlic butter and with marinara on the side.

We also tried Murty’s sausage breakfast sandwich with thick grilled sausage and melty cheese. 

Another item worth trying comes from Shives: Super crispy, piping hot fries.


The Smash It Demolition Derby will be held there at 7 p.m. Friday, July 13. There will also be tug-a-trucks, a tractor pull, a rodeo and motocross.

“It’s just an exciting moment for the community to see,” said Greg Wallace, the Montgomery County Fair executive director. “We have more vendors. We have brand new buildings.”


What: The 166th annual Montgomery County Fair

When: July 9-15, 2018

Where: The brand-new Fairgrounds & Event Center of Montgomery County. Located at 645 Infirmary Road, in Dayton. U.S. Route 35W Connector (C.J. McLin Jr. Parkway) to Infirmary Road.

Cost: Wednesday through Sunday admission is $10 per person which includes grandstand events and free parking. Youngsters 6 and under free with paying adult.

More info: Website

How you can hop on the Dayton goat yoga train (while enjoying s’mores and brunch)  

If you’re in the “know,” then you know there’s a goat frenzy happening in Dayton. 

Goat Yoga at Secret Eden has been growing with rapid popularity since the sessions began earlier this summer. As someone with first-hand experience with the hoofed exercise partners, the success of the goat yoga sessions comes as no surprise.

>>JUST IN: Local Asian food truck to make the jump to bricks & mortar

More than 15 goats of different sizes clomped their way between yoga mats — not being shy about nibbling on a few mat corners or getting up close and personal with new human friends. Pair the little trouble makers with the most tranquil setting of towering pines on Secret Eden’s property and you have a new “must” on our Dayton summer bucket list.

>>NOW OPEN: Jubie’s Creamery ice cream shop

Secret Eden is adding to the fun with two upcoming special Goat Yoga sessions— Goat Yoga and S’more’s and Goat Yoga and Brunch with Mimosas.

>>New pie shop sets opening date

On Sunday, July 22nd, the class will spend a peaceful morning waking up the senses with easy flow goat yoga and the sounds of nature. A nourishing brunch with mimosas will follow the session.

On Saturday, July 28th, Secret Eden is inviting you to come out to play with the ‘Kids ’— no not those kids— because this BYOB event is only for people 21 years and older. After the hour-long easy flow goat yoga session, there will be a bonfire party with s’mores. 

The classes fill up fast, so you will need to register ahead of time. Details and registration can be found at

The “experiences” begin with time for quality selfies with the herd. Participants then get to lead the herd to a beautiful outdoor studio beneath a canopy of pines for an hour-long easy flow yoga session “designed for all levels.”

This truly Odd Fellow was the first person buried at Woodland 

Nearly 175 years after his death, Allen Cullum is remembered by the weeping willow and three chains representing “Friendship,” “Love” and “Truth” carved into his head stone. 

On July 11, 1843, Cullum became the first person buried at Woodland Cemetery, according to information provided by Angie Hoschouer, marketing director for the graveyard located at 118 Woodland Avenue in Dayton. 

Founded in 1841, Woodland will mark the 175th Anniversary of its first first burial at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 11.

The event is open to the public. Those interested should RSVP by contact Angie Hoschouer at 937-228-3221 ext. 111 or 

 >> 17 things to see at Woodland Cemetery

Here are three things to know about Cullum. 

He was an literally an Odd Fellow

According to the staff at Woodland, the three chains on Cullum’s headstone were marks of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, an international fraternity that traces its roots back to the 17th century in England.

During the ceremony Wednesday, Woodland and the IOOF will honor Cullum with a tribute featuring the IOOF Honor Guard from the Grand Lodge of Ohio, IOOF. 

>> 5 must-see historic places in Dayton area

The Odd Fellows started when small groups of the working class people banded together in England and used some of their wages to create a common fund that was for people to turn to in times of sickness, loss of work or death — not only for themselves but to help total strangers, Hoschouer says. 

At that time, such behavior was considered odd and thus those who were helpful became known as “Odd Fellows,” Hoschouer said. 

The IOOF formed in America in 1819 when Thomas Wildey, a British Odd Fellow, ran an ad in a local paper calling for other Odd Fellows to meet him in Baltimore, Maryland.

>> 8 badass Dayton women who made history

Eight years after Cullum’s death, the IOOF became the first national fraternity to include both men and women when it adopted the Rebekah Degree in 1851. 

It was the first fraternal organization to establish homes for senior members and for orphaned children. 

IOOF lodges purchased cemetery plots for their members in the 19th century and early 20th century. In some cases, lodges established entire cemeteries. 

He died young. 

The Butler County native died at 38. That was not as young as it seemed by modern standards. The life expectancy between 1800 and 1850, the years leading up to the Civil War, was 37, according to the online obituary site 

His passing was mourned. 

The weeping willow on Cullum’s maker was a common symbol of mourning or grief. 

>> What you need to know about the Queen of Dayton’s Red Light District


Yellow Springs Brewery gives us a sneak preview of official 2018 Springsfest brew

Doesn’t every festival deserve its own special brew?

Each and every Springsfest, Yellow Springs Brewery brews up a special batch just for the occasion and then it’s gone right as word starts to get out. Fortunately, the brewery has teased us with some details about this year’s batch that is currently in its fermentation phase. 

>>New, locally-owned ice cream shop scooping delicious frozen treats

>>PHOTOS: Springfest 2017

The Springsfest brew is slightly different every year, but typically falls along the lighter pale ale spectrum. This year, brewers said the beer is going to be similar to last year’s batch — only a little more hop-forward with an extra smooth and refreshing finish.

>> 5 things you must do in Yellow Springs

“Usually the guidleine is pretty much a lighter pale ale that is an easy drinker for festival weather,” said Heather Gnau, Yellow Springs Brewery’s digital marketing and design coordinator. 

Personally, Gnau said she is a seasonal drinker, which makes her especially excited for the Springsfest brew to be ready. 

>> Guided by Voices, Twin Peaks, Caamp to headline expanded music fest this weekend in Yellow Springs

Springsfest beer will be on tap during the music festival, as well as at the Yellow Springs Brewery taproom. The beer is only available until the original batch is gone— typically a month after the festival. 

10 awesome things you'll definitely see at Country Concert

There’s one thing for certain: the folks heading to Country Concert in Fort Loramie this week are out for a good time.

>>COUNTDOWN TO COUNTRY CONCERT: Everything you need to know about 3-day mega music fest

 >>Local MEGA music festival up for an ACM award

The three-day festival in Hickory Hills Lake attracts some of the biggest names in country music and is one of the funnest bashes in the region. 

People let their hair (and sometimes, their bikini top) down.

The people watching can be pretty incredible.

>>Kings Island offering free admission for military for 4 days for Fourth

If you were to play a game of “I spy with my little eye” this weekend, the following are likely to be frequently spotted:


Cardboard stars are stars nonetheless.


Save a horse, ride a cowboy! 


BYOCAFWB: Bring Your Own Cooler And Fill It With Beer.


Things happen when it’s hot. No judgment.


There is strength in numbers, after all.


That's right, he's in the zone.


Every person is a cow person at County Concert. Bring your hat or buy one there.


Ride em' before they ride you.

>>Country Concert Forecast: Some storms expected


Yep, cuz red,white and blue is an amazing color combination.



🤠PHOTO CREDITS: Photos by Nick Daggy, Barbara J. Perenic, Jim Witmer, Nick Graham and other Dayton Daily News staff photographers.

200 items
Results 41 - 50 of 200 < previous next >