Category Archives: Dayton

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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Bring Wilbear Wright Home From The Birthplace of Aviation

Thirty minutes on the treadmill raced by as I listened to Pulitzer prize-winning author David McCullough talk to WOSU’s Ann Fisher about two intellectually curious brothers who loved to read, to learn and to keep to themselves. These determined models … Continue reading

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The Wallpapers In Paul Laurence Dunbar’s Dayton Home Are As Lovely As His Books

Margaret Armstrong’s decorative bookbindings are beautiful representations of this talented book designer’s interest in botany, the distinctive lettering that she developed, and the rich colors that she used in her work. The designs she created for When Malindy Sings, Li’l … Continue reading

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