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360-degree coral reef tunnel opens at Newport Aquarium

Newport Aquarium, located across the river from Cincinnati at 1 Levee Way in Newport, Kentucky, is celebrating opening weekend for its all-new Coral Reef Tunnel. The tunnel, which boasts 360-degree views of the 60,000-gallon walk-through exhibit, officially kicks-off opening weekend on Friday, March 11. → Read More

WORTH THE DRIVE: 360-degree coral reef tunnel to open one hour from Dayton

Newport Aquarium, located across the river from Cincinnati at 1 Levee Way in Newport, Kentucky, is celebrating opening weekend for its all-new Coral Reef Tunnel. The tunnel, which boasts 360-degree views of the 60,000-gallon walk-through exhibit, officially kicks-off opening weekend on Friday, March 11. → Read More

Big Hoopla Family Festival returns to downtown Dayton this weekend

The Oregon District Business Association and the Big Hoopla, a volunteer-based nonprofit that organizes local activities around the NCAA First Four and the Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament at the University of Dayton, are inviting families to the Oregon District for a free Family Festival from 2 t0 7 p.m. Sunday, March 13. → Read More

Dayton ‘Dangerous Dames’ to be honored for impact on community

The League of Women Voters will pay tribute to them on Tuesday. → Read More

FIRST FRIDAY: March activities in downtown Dayton plan to be a slam dunk

Downtown Dayton Partnership is hosting March First Friday: Slam Dunk Edition this Friday, March 4 starting at 5 p.m. across downtown. → Read More

Dorothy Lane Market associate competes in national grocery bagger competition

Katie West, an associate at Dorothy Lane Market’s Oakwood store and a student at Wright State University, competed Feb. 28 in the 2022 National Grocers Association’s Best Bagger National Championship in Las Vegas. West didn’t make the final round in the tournament but was one of only nine qualifiers in the U.S. to make it to the national competition. → Read More

Dorothy Lane Market bagger headed to National Championships for second time

West, an associate at Dorothy Lane Market’s Oakwood store of more than five years, earned herself a spot on the national stage on Monday, Feb. 28 by placing first at last summer’s Ohio’s Best Bagger Competition. This is West’s second return to the national competition, after she bested 21 contenders to finish 2nd in 2020 in San Diego, California. → Read More

Now is a great time to explore ‘nature play’ in the Miami Valley

Of course, nature play can take place anywhere outside where imagination is allowed to roam free. However, Five Rivers MetroParks and other park districts in the Dayton area have designated areas that combine natural objects like boulders, logs and tree stumps, with more familiar playground equipment like slides, monkey bars and other manufactured surfaces. → Read More

Travel back in time to tap trees for maple syrup at this free event

Carriage Hill MetroPark's maple sugaring program is happening Saturday, Feb. 19 starting at 10 a.m. The event is free to attend and open to the public. → Read More

Girl Scout Cookie and wine pairing planned at local vineyard

Olde Schoolhouse Vineyard & Winery, located at 152 State Rt. 726 N Eaton, is hosting a Girl Scout Cookies & Wine Pairing event on Sat., Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. The event costs $20 per person and includes the pairing, plus a box of cookies to take home. → Read More

BENGALS: ‘Who Dey-ton’ watch party planned in downtown Dayton

Dayton Sportcial, an adult sports organizer, is hosting an exclusive Super Bowl “Who Dey-ton! Watch Party” at downtown Dayton’s Top of the Market at 32 Webster St. The party, happening Sunday, Feb. 13 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., is limited to the first 200 fans to register. → Read More

HAPPENING NOW: Gem City Selfie Museum exhibit at Dayton Metro Library

The Gem City Selfie Museum is hosting the Black History Month PopUp Exhibit at the Dayton Metro Library, located at 215 E. 3rd St. in downtown Dayton. The program launched Feb. 1 and continues all month long with special events planned throughout February. → Read More

FOODIE ALERT: Killer Brownie craft beer a reality thanks to Warped Wing

Warped Wing Brewing Company is collaborating with the Killer Brownie Company — owned and operated by the same family as Dorothy Lane Market — for a Killer Brownie Brown Ale. → Read More

Downtown’s first dog boutique announces launch ‘pawty’

EmBARK Dayton Dog Supply is preparing to open shop at 33 South St. Clair St., about mid-row in the shops at St. Clair Lofts in the Fire Blocks District in downtown Dayton. The boutique’s opening day is set for Jan. 29. → Read More

Selfie Scene business features 20 vignettes for taking fun photos

In December 2021, Dayton natives and friends of 25 years, Matthew Gwin and James Kavanaugh, Jr., opened Selfie Scene, located at 580 Miamisburg Centerville Rd. The business partners were fraternity brothers at Bowling Green State University and are alums of Archbishop Alter High School in Dayton. → Read More

JUST IN: Team behind ‘Agave & Rye to open new steakhouse concept

S.O.B: Son of a Butcher will be the first brick and mortar location inside the new event center, Shindig Park, located at 7630 Gibson St., S-110 in Liberty Township at Liberty Center. Shindig Park is a brand new event space developed by the founder of Agave & Rye. → Read More

30 tacos in 30 days? Taco Bell unveils new subscription service

Taco Bell has debuted the Taco Lover’s Pass, a digital subscription service that allows customers to redeem one taco a day, for 30 consecutive days, for $10. The pass is only available for purchase through the Taco Bell app. → Read More

JUST IN: How to win a painting from Fiona the Hippo by eating chocolate

While supplies last, 7,500 Graeter’s Fiona chocolate bars will be sold for $5 each at Graeter’s scoop shops. Five of the chocolate bars will have a special golden ticket inside the wrapper which can be redeemed for a free “nose painting” created by Fiona herself. → Read More

Artists wanted for Dayton woman’s dream of exhibit for visually impaired

Dayton native Molly Brockman has recently experienced an almost complete loss of her vision and it has changed everything. Molly Brockman and Paul Lyons have put the call out for artists in the Dayton region and beyond who are interested in helping with the Beyond Vision Art project. At least in the beginning, Lyons said the hope is to have a gallery in Dayton and make it a free event to attend. → Read More

Dayton based podcast gaining traction and preparing for season 2 debut

“Tears, Tides, and Transformation: A Podcast About Healing” is hosted by Daytonians KeAnna Daniels and Bridget Flaherty and produced by Savannah Webb. → Read More