Category Archives: Dayton

See How Frederick and Calvert Inspired Dayton Veterans

Look at a map of Dayton’s Fairlane neighborhood, and you’d think the names of the avenues were inspired by something like the Parade of Nations at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. Michigan, Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois — … Continue reading

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Grow Your Knowledge Of Mary Gardens

A Book of Hours is a beautiful thing. Vivid colors, miniature paintings and hand-lettered texts make these little medieval prayer books extraordinary works of art.   Study the decorative borders framing this devotional text from the collection of The Cloisters … Continue reading

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At Dayton’s Carillon Brewing Company, Wash Down Historic Immigrant Fare With House-Made Beer

My steady diet of comfort food is peppered with historically inspired dishes for which I developed a taste long ago. Thanks to The Williamsburg Cookbook: Traditional and Contemporary Recipes, by Leetha Booth, I whip up King’s Arms Tavern peanut soup … Continue reading

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Come To The Charming Storehouse of Eleven Of Orville’s Books

Racing around Dayton after Wilbear Wright ended recently with a victory lap in the Dayton community of Oakwood, where I happened upon the most delightful Wright Brothers-related site of all — the Wright Memorial Public Library. Not long after Oakwood … Continue reading

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Discover Don Quixote During Its 400th Anniversary Year

Remember Donkey Hodie, the toothy character from Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood who wanted to build a windmill behind King Friday’s castle? It wasn’t until library school when I realized that his name was a play on words based on the name of … Continue reading

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Put Dayton’s Dorothy Lane Market And Its Emerald Isle Pub Spread On Your Shopping List

This weekend, I’m taking myself to see Jimmy’s Hall, a movie based on a true story of a charismatic Irishman’s conviction to bring culture to 1930s County Leitrim by reopening a meeting hall that was shut down by its outspoken … Continue reading

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At 3:00 P.M., Picture Yourself Here

The midday sun shone so brightly that cardinal-red booklets were shading faces all over the University of Dayton’s campus. These booklets guide visitors around a newly renovated sacred space on campus known as the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception. Thanks … Continue reading

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