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Archive for September, 2009

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 (more…)

Meet Shon Walters

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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 with Zoot Theater Company

Hobbies: Playing music

Your Dream: To never sleep again and my reality to become my conscious dream

What will be your legacy: My work in wood and the arts

Celebrity Crush: Audrey Tautou

Favorite Dayton watering hole: My nalgene bottle

Favorite Destination: My studio

Favorite encounter with a famous person: Anyone I consider famous is dead and they just can’t hold a conversation.

Pets: Don’t believe in owning them

Role Model: Scott Gibbs

Favorite Team: Team Stivers

Quirky fact about you: I have never purchased toilet paper nor do I plan to.

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, (more…)

Whitewater Warehouse



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. (more…)

Local filmmakers’ documentary premieres on HBO

On Dec. 23, 2008, two days before Christmas, the General Motors assembly plant in Moraine, Ohio shut its doors. As a result, 2,500 workers and 200 management staff were left without jobs, while the closing is also sure to trigger the loss of thousands of related jobs and businesses. But the GM workers lost much more than jobs, including the pride they share in their work and the camaraderie built through the years. To the natives of Moraine and the greater Dayton area, General Motors wasn’t just a car company – it was the lifeblood of the community.

THE LAST TRUCK views the final months of the plant through the workers’ eyes as they reflect on their work and consider their next steps. In revealing interviews with people who considered themselves more family than co-workers, the film reveals the emotional toll of losing not just a job, but a sense of self. (more…)

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