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Meet Amy Kollar Anderson

Meet Amy Kollar Anderson

WORK EXHIBITED WORLDWIDE: US, SCOTLAND, SWITZERLAND, GERMANY Favorite Dayton Place to share with visitors: Amber Rose Favorite Band: Sleepybird When playing hookie, can be found at: Dayton Art Institute Favorite hidden gem in Dayton: Front Street Studio and Garden Station Dream: to be a full time artist

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Meet Caressa Brown

Meet Caressa Brown

MODEL STUDENT VOLUNTEER OSU FAN Favorite Dayton Place to share with visitors: Riverscape, Carrilon Park, and the Oregon District When playing hookie, can be found: walking around peaceful and serene downtown Dayton Favorite book: Notes From the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Courteous Mass

Courteous Mass

Courteous Mass is an event – an urban cycling ride through Dayton. The ride is free – all you need to bring is a bike. Rides are the first Friday of every month. Gather starting a little after 5:00 pm. We ride at 5:30. Gathering Spot: Plaza in front of Fifth Third Field (Dragons stadium) […]

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Elton Griffith

Elton Griffith

Elton Griffith is an educator and world traveler who lives, works, and plays in Dayton. Elton teaches at DECA and has visited most countries around the world—and all but three US states. Favorite place to share with visitors: All that he can—but especially the rivers Favorite book: Miguel Street Favorite Band: Ufomammut Favorite Website: WolframAlpha

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Garden Station

Garden Station

Garden Station is a community garden at the corner of E. 4th Street and Wayne Avenue in Dayton. Volunteers have transformed a vacant lot full of trash and questionable materials into a hub of community activity. You can see more pictures and get links to their press at the Garden Station facebook page. We caught […]

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Meet Grady Bagwell

Meet Grady Bagwell

What got you started? Started the summer I turned eight. One day I went to the gym in Estes, Colorado. Then my cousin came from Connecticut and took me to a [Dayton] gym called Urban Krag; I got a season pass the second day. For my parents, it was kind of like a cheap form […]

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Meet Hamilton Dixon

Meet Hamilton Dixon

CREATER OF DAYTON ART INSTITUTE RAILINGS Hamilton Dixon is an artist who lives, works, and plays in Dayton—since 1991. Favorite Dayton place to share with visitors: Dayton Art Institute Favorite website: liveleak.com When playing hookie, he can be found at: home Hobbies: camping and gathering firewood His dream:

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Meet John Drake

Meet John Drake

OWNER OF DRAKE’S GYM “TRAINER OF THE STARS“ John Drake has lived, worked, and played in Dayton since 1980. He owns and runs Drake’s Gym downtown—home of Jab City Boxing. Favorite Dayton place to share with visitors: local restaurants Hobbies: going to his cabin Favorite hidden gem: His Gym!

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Meet Kasey Henneman

Meet Kasey Henneman

Kasey Henneman is a horticultural technician with Five Rivers Metro Parks. Kasey lives, works, and plays in Dayton, so we caught with her to see what’s up. Favorite Band: BoomBarian Favorite Book: One Hundred Years of Solitude Favorite Hidden Gem in Dayton: Bike Paths! Hobbies: drawing comics, biking Her Dreams: to make animation, to surf, […]

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Meet Liem Lu

Meet Liem Lu

Liem Lu is a software engineer who likes to play at Urban Krag in Dayton, an old, vacant church transformed into a climbing center in the heart of Dayton’s Oregon District. We caught up with Liem to see what’s up. Favorite Dayton place to share with visitors: Air Force Museum Favorite website:www.lieminator.com (he note’s that […]

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MoMBA

MoMBA

Last September, Five Rivers MetroParks opened MoMBA (MetroParks Mountain Bike Area) at Huffman MetroPark. MoMBA is the first of what will be a system of outdoor recreation-focused facilities that will give the residents of Montgomery County new and unique places to play outdoors. This facility features the area’s first fully sustainable trail system designed to […]

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Meet the Rubi Girls

Meet the Rubi Girls

“They are naughty, raucous, adult fun. They’re colorful, clever and absolutely hilarious. The sense of humor at work behind the jokes, satire and choreography are insanely original.” -Ron Rollins in a recent blog post after attending a Rubi Girls show

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Meet Scott Gibbs

Meet Scott Gibbs

* Designated by the Montgomery County Arts Council as “Master Painter” * Instructor at K12 Gallery and well as an independent art instructor * Current work is an exploration into redefining Classic paintings through the eyes of young people Quirky fact: Carries twine, thread and wax with him for the occasional impromptu twig sculpture

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Meet Sean France

Meet Sean France

Sean France is a painter who lives, works, and plays in Dayton. Favorite Band: Primus Favorite hidden gem in Dayton: Woodland Cemetery Hobbies: Cycling, Guitar

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Meet Shon Walters

Meet Shon Walters

Self employed woodworking business; Stivers School for the Arts Favorite Dayton “place” to share with visitors: My house Favorite Book: Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling Favorite Band: Currently (world) Neutral Milk Hotel (Dayton) New Vega Where do you play hookie in Dayton: Eastwood Park Favorite hidden gem in Dayton: Wigglebird and the work he does […]

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Meet Tommy Cooper

Meet Tommy Cooper

Tommy Cooper is a graphic designer who lives, works, and plays in Dayton. Favorite Dayton place to share with visitors: Thai Kitchen, South Park Tavern Favorite Band: Guided by Voices, Talking Heads,

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Whitewater Warehouse

Whitewater Warehouse

PADDLESPORTS SPECIALTY SHOP IN DAYTON SINCE 1994 Whitewater Warehouse is urban Dayton’s source for river-sport gear, classes, and community. Open since 1994, their shop at 104 Valley Street serves the urban river crowd throughout the season. DaytonCREATE caught up with owner Jeryl Yantis to see what he thinks about Dayton.

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