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2008 December Holiday Events

Published: Monday, October 25, 2004 @ 2:19 PM
Updated: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 @ 11:14 AM

Waynesville's Christmas In The Village Waynesville, Ohio

Dates: Dec. 5-27, 2008 Cost: Free Description: This seasonal event is billed as a traditional Dickens holiday complete with Victorian street strollers, horse drawn carriages, carolers and live nativity scenes. Don’t miss the evening luminary display as 1,300 luminaries light up Main Street. The festivities also include Dickens characters, community Christmas tree and Tuba Christmas. For More Info: 513-897-8855

Candlelight Open House 6450 Arcanum-Bear Mill Road, Greenville, Ohio

Date: Dec 5, 2008 Description: A chill in the air, the aroma of fresh cedar, luminaries reflecting off the water, a crackling bonfire in the woods, hot chocolate and nibblies; all this adds to the romance of a holiday evening in the country. Enjoy your time at this rural historic landmark and get the feel of a true old fashioned Christmas. The Friends of Bear's Mill non-profit are doing this event for your enjoyment. Please leave them some Christmas cheer in the donation box on your way out! Hours: 6-10 p.m. Website:

Historic Lebanon's 19th Annual Christmas Festival and Horse-Drawn Carriage Parade Downtown Lebanon, Ohio

Dates: Dec 6, 2008 Times: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Cost: Free Description: The Christmas Festival is showcased by two horse-drawn carriage parades with more than 145 horse-drawn carriages. There is a 1 p.m. parade and a 7 p.m. parade, the evening parade is illuminated with candlelight and gaslight. Festivities include food and gift vendors, storytelling, photos with Santa, musical entertainment, street characters, and extended business hours for the 80-plus antique and specialty shops. For More Info: 513-932-1100 Website:

Saturday Night Alive Washing Township Recreation Center,895 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Washington Twp OH

Date: Dec. 6, 2008 Time: 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Description:Teens in grades 7-12 can come out for an evening full of fun. Enjoy a Pictionary Tournament, Video Game Challenge, Karaoke Carols, Texas Hold-em Prize Tournament and more. Visit the website for more information.

Christmas At Orr Mansion 521 E. Columbus Avenue, Bellefontaine, Ohio

Dates: Saturday and Sunday: Dec. 6-7 & 13-14, 2008 Description: The 1906 Orr Mansion and Logan County Museum are beautifully decorated for the holidays in period decor with more than 30 trees decorated by local organizations. Hours: Sat and Sun: 1-5 p.m. Admission: Free For More Info: 937-593-7557

The Living Christmas Tree 2008 Maiden Lane Church of God; Springfield, Ohio

Date: Dec. 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 2008 Time: 7:00 p.m. (an additional matinee performance Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. Cost: $2 per person (available weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the church) Description: This Christmastime event, now in its 24th season, is directed by Cynthia Lund, pastor of Worship Arts at Maiden Lane. The evening features a choral ensemble, live orchestra, spoken drama, special lighting effects, and interpretive dance, as well as pre-service music by Maiden Lane's children's ensembles. More Info: Call 937-323-9747 or visit the website at:

Holiday Home Tour Germantown, Ohio

Dates: Dec 7, 2008 Time: 1:00-5:00 p.m. Cost: $8 for Members of Historical Society; $12 for non-members Description: Germantown is a charming old village in the southwestern corner of Montgomery County. See some of the lovely homes in this tour. Homes & Buildings open are: The Cox Family @ 219 South Cherry St.; The Devillblisss Family @ 21 South Plum St.; The Judy Family @ 255 North Cherry Street; The Riling Family @ 281 North Main Street; The Taulbee Family @ 11498 Oxford Road. (Rohrer Distillery scale collection of buildings only); The Wilson Family @ 104 South Plum Street. In addition to touring these homes, visitors may want to enjoy lunch at the historic Florentine Hotel, the second oldest inn in the state of Ohio; walk across the inverted bowstring covered bridge spanning Little Twin Creek (the only bridge of its kind in the world); tour the eight-block downtown National Historic District; and browse through the Museum and Carnegie Gift Shop at Historical Society headquarters. A special exhibit of children's toys will be on display. Admission to the museum is free, and refreshments will be served. For More Info: 937-855-2064

Clearcreek Christian Assembly's Christmas Production: Scrooge! With A Dickens Of A Twist Clearcreek Christian Assembly, 1150 S. Main St., Springboro, Ohio

Dates: Dec. 4-6 @ 7 p.m.; Dec. 7 @ 3 p.m. Description: Scrooge's 100 member cast and crew is offering a top quality Christmas production to the community for the seventh year in a row. It is sure to be a family tradition at Christmas time. Cost: Reserve Tickets - $5 and $10 and it is first come, first served. Tickets can be reserved online at For more info call 937-748-0957.

SICSA's 10th Annual A Night to Remember Fraze Pavilion Fountain,695 Lincoln Park Blvd, Kettering OH

Dates: Dec. 7, 2008 @ 6:30 p.m. Description: SICSA's Annual Night to Remember is a special evening of laughter and remembrance for the whole family. Honor a special person or pet by purchasing a brilliant holiday light on our tree. We will have refreshments for both the humans and the pets, as well as a tree lighting ceremony. Lights are just $5.00 each and the proceeds benefit the Miami Valley's homeless animals. Purchase 5 or more lights and receive a commemorative ornament. Cost: $5 Registration and Tickets can be reserved online at For more info call 937-294-6505.

Guided by the Light Cox Arboretum; 6733 Springboro Pike, Dayton OH

Dates: Dec 12, 2008 Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Description:Join us at the Arboretum for a stress-relieving luminary walk through the gardens & grounds. Thousands of candles will light the way for you, or join one of our tour guides to discover many hidden treasures. Experience the calming impact of nature at night, and enjoy hot chocolate and s'mores by the outdoor fireplace. This is a weather permitting event, please call 434-9005 for more information.

The Littlest Angel Christmas Play Englewood Christian Assembly of God, 415 N Main St, Englewood OH

Dates: Dec 12- 14, 2008 Time: Friday: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.; Saturday: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

26th Annual Community Festival of Choirs First Church of God; 760 Farmersville Pike, Germantown, Ohio

Dates: Dec 14, 2008 Time: 7:00 p.m. Description: The Historical Society of Germantown is sponsoring the 26th Annual Community Festival of Choirs. The choral ensemble will be made up of choir members from several local churches. Cost: Free For More Info: 937-855-7951

Holiday Evening At Edison Edison Community College

Dates: Dec 11, 2008 Time: 8:00 p.m. Description: This is the 11th year for this celebration. This year, The Solid Brass will be the featured guest. For More Info or to order tickets: contact Julie Slattery at 937-778-7806 or email at

Dayton Ballet's Nutcracker Schuster Performing Arts Center, Dayton, Ohio

Date: Fridays thru Sundays Dec. 12-21, 2008 Times: Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 14th: 1:00pm, 4:30pm; Sunday 21st: 2:30pm Description: Inspired by Tchaikovsky's beautiful music, The Nutcracker has become an irreplaceable annual tradition for families across the Miami Valley. With its enchanting story, lavish costumes and colorful scenery, The Nutrcracker engages the audience from the beginning to end. Performed at the Schuster Center and choreographed by Karen Russo and Dermot Burke, Dayton Ballet's The Nutcracker features the late local philanthropist, Virginia Kettering as a young girl dreaming about her Uncle Drosselmeier's handsome gift. She is joined onstage by an amazing group of characters - white mice, marching soldiers, Russian princes, a Chinese Quartet, shepherds and their lambs, the Snow King and Queen, and of course, the Sugar Plum Fairy. For More Info: 937-228-3630

SunWatch Winter Solstice Sleepover SunWatch Indian Village, Dayton, Ohio

Date: Dec. 19-20, 2008 Time: Friday 6:00 p.m. to Saturday 8:00 a.m. Description: The overnight experience at SunWatch is designed to provide a unique perspective on SunWatch Indian Village by spending an educationally fun-filled night in the reconstructed village. Overnighters will be able to create crafts, enjoy a snack, shop in the giftshop and settle down for a cozy night in the village. Cost: $25 per person for sleepovers For More Information: 937-268-8199

Victory of Light over Darkness The Greene: County Line Rd and E Stroop Rd, Beavercreek OH

Date: Dec. 19-30, 2008 (Sunday) Description: See the lighting of the Menorah each night at sunset in Plum Street Park in honorof Chanukah, the Festival of Lights. Sponsored by Rabbi Mangel and Chabad Center of Dayton. For More Information: 937.490.4990

A Kid's New Year's Eve Party Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Dayton, Ohio

Date: Dec. 30, 2008 Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $7 in advance. A family four-pack $25. Admission the day of the event is $9 or $30 for family four-pack. Membership and discount passes do not apply for admission. Tickets may be purchased online starting Dec. 1. Description: An evening of music, games, food, and fun for children and their families. The party will feature special programming, laser shows, face painting, animal presentations and more. The ball will be dropped at 8:15 to "ring" in the new year. For More Info: 275-7431

DANCE-IN T­H­E NEW YEAR ~ NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERT Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Schuster Performing Arts Center, Dayton, Ohio

Date: Dec. 31, 2008 Time: 8:00 p.m. Ticket Cost: $13 to $65 Description: A favorite Dayton event! ­­The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director Neal Gittleman present a festive program that has become one of the region's most famous traditions: the DPO's marvelous New Year's Eve Concert. Every year the audience gets larger, the smiles wider, the champagne tastier and the music more festive. Music Director Neal Gittleman puts a new spin on the Philharmonic’s New Year’s Eve classic event when he programs an evening of light music, all based on dance. Yes, a few of the Viennese standards will be played, but Neal will spice up the roster with favorites from the traditions of the minuet, ballroom, folk, tango, jazz, bossa nova, flamenco, hoedown, jitterbug, tap and saltarello styles. You will leave the hall ready to dance into the new year.

Orson Welles mysterious unfinished masterpiece to be completed by Netflix

Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 5:03 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 5:03 PM

            Netflix announced it is restoring, completing and releasing the last film ever made by legendary 'Citizen Kane' filmmaker Orson Welles. Welles started making 'The Other Side of the Wind
Netflix announced it is restoring, completing and releasing the last film ever made by legendary 'Citizen Kane' filmmaker Orson Welles. Welles started making 'The Other Side of the Wind" in 1970, but it was still unfinished when he died in 1985. (Associated Press)

One of the most famous unfinished films in cinema history is about to get an ending, a restoration and “wide release” by Netflix when it’s completed

The movie, “The Other Side of the Wind,” starring John Huston, Peter Bogdanovich, and Dennis Hopper among others, was the last film by legendary producer, director and actor Orson Welles, but he died of a heart attack in 1985 before he could finish it.

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It was supposed to be Welles’ comeback movie when he returned to Hollywood after spending years in Europe, Vanity Fair reported.

Although the movie is about a director who returns to Hollywood after years away to make a comeback movie, Welles said the movie was not about himself.  

Netflix announced this week it had acquired the global rights to the film.

“Like so many others who grew up worshiping the craft and vision of Orson Welles, this is a dream come true,” Netflix Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos said in a statement about the company’s plans for the film.

“The promise of being able to bring to the world this unfinished work of Welles with his true artistic intention intact, is a point of pride for me and for Netflix,” Sarandos said. 

Netflix has acquired global rights to Orson Welles' unfinished final film.

Posted by Variety on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The original production manager on “The Other Side of the Wind” in 1970 was Frank Marshall. Marshall has led the effort to finish the film for the past four decades and will now act as producer in overseeing its completion.

“I can’t quite believe it, but after 40 years of trying, I am so very grateful for the passion and perseverance from Netflix that has enabled us to, at long last, finally get into the cutting room to finish Orson’s last picture,” Marshall said.

No word, yet, on when the film will be completed.

Production on “The Other Side of the Wind” -- which would have been Welles’ 28th feature film -- began in 1970 and continued sporadically until 1976, after funding had run out.

Posted by CBS News on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Honey Boo Boo has a new niece

Published: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 @ 11:06 PM
Updated: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 @ 11:06 PM

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Honey Boo Boo's family expanded as they welcomed a new niece Wednesday.

Alana Thompson and her family – Mama June, sisters Pumpkin and Jessica and dad Sugar Bear – introduced Kylee Madison Cardwell, daughter of sister Anna (Chickadee) and husband Michael in a Facebook post.

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Here’s the announcement she posted:

“Anna aka chickadee and michaels new baby born kylee Madison cardwell today 1206pm 19 long 7lbs 2 Oz looks just like Kaitlyn when she was born besides the red tint to the hair she is beautiful mama and baby r doing fine and we r getting to spend time with Kaitlyn.”

Anna aka chickadee and michaels new baby born kylee Madison cardwell today 1206pm 19 long 7lbs 2 Oz looks just like...

Posted by Alana Thompson (Honey Boo Boo) on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

2014 4th of July fireworks, parades, events

Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 @ 5:48 PM
Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 @ 10:34 AM

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Your guide to the area's firework displays, parades and other 4th of July events.

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Excitement for all at 2014 Air Show

Published: Thursday, June 26, 2014 @ 2:50 PM
Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014 @ 2:50 PM

            The Blues are back in Dayton! Get a sneak peek of their high speed, high precision performace.
The Blues are back in Dayton! Get a sneak peek of their high speed, high precision performace.

The 2014 Vectren Dayton Air Show presented by Kroger offers excitement, history, and fascinating displays for all ages and interests. Among the featured performers at this year’s event on June 28 and 29 are: 

U.S. Navy Blue AngelsThe U.S. Navy Blue Angels is one of the world’s most sought-after air show teams and is back in Dayton for the 2014 air show. 

U.S. Marine Corps C-130 “Fat Albert”One airplane in the Blue Angels fleet gets its own billing, and it isn’t one of the supersonic Hornet jets. It’s “Fat Albert,” a U.S. Marine Corps C-130 Hercules airlifter. Fat Albert is the team’s support plane, but it flies its own solo performance at air shows, demonstrating the surprising nimbleness of the four-turboprop transport. 

U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier — The U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier will show off its gravity-defying vertical flight at this year’s show. The ability of a combat jet to take off and land vertically was a major breakthrough in aircraft technology. The Harrier was the first VSTOL (vertical/short takeoff and landing) jet in the Marine inventory. 

F-86 Sabre — Air show visitors will enjoy watching this North American combat fighter zip through the skies showcasing it’s amazing maneuverability! The North American F-86 Sabre was America’s first swept-wing fighter jet and a match for the MiG-15, the Soviet adversary it encountered in the skies over Korea. The Sabre was designed in the 1940s as a subsonic fighter aircraft. It entered service with the Air Force in 1949 to become the primary U.S. air combat fighter in the Korean War. By the end of hostilities, F-86 pilots had shot down 792 MiGs at a loss of only 76 Sabres, a victory ratio of 10 to 1, according to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

U.S. Air Force Wings of Blue — This precision parachuting demonstration by Air Force’s official skydiving team will include a local element: Cadet Cameron Potts, a 2011 Carroll High School graduate will be jumping with the team. Cameron said he was inspired to serve, in part, by his grandfathers and by his visits to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and the air show.

Team AeroShell — A crowd favorite for over 25 years, Team AeroShell is a loud and proud flying formation team that was formed to inspire the masses with thrilling aerobatic formation flying. Rumbling over the skies of Dayton with their four powerful Pratt & Whitney engines with 600 horsepower, this award-winning team based in Birmingham, Alabama, will remind us of yesteryear when the colorful AT-6G Texan aircraft complete with a big smoke system take to the air. National Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinees -— Two will thrill the audience with daring areobatic manuevers: Patti Wagstaff and Sean D. Tucker.

Wagstaff’s breathtaking performances give airshow spectators a front-row seat view of the precision and complexity of modern, unlimited hard-core aerobatics. Having trained with the Russian Aerobatic Team, Wagstaff has won the gold, silver and bronze medals in Olympic-level international aerobatic competition and is the first woman to win the title of US National Aerobatic champion and one of the few people to win it three times. 

 Tucker isn’t satisfied unless he is learning, refining a skill or conquering a fear. He has been flying air shows worldwide since the mid-1970s. In that time, he’s won numerous aerobatic competitions and flown more than 1,200 performances at more than 450 air shows before more than 100 million fans. Shockwave Jet Truck — The world famous Shockwave Jet Truck will create a spectacle of smoke, fire, noise and speed as it shoots fireballs, billows smoke and hurtles down the runway speeds of more than 300 miles per hour. The popular truck is returning to Dayton as part of its 30th anniversary tour. Shockwave is a Peterbilt tractor radically modified with three J34-48 jet engines that produce 36,000 horsepower. Shockwave holds the Guiness world record for the fastest jet truck at 376 miles per hour.
Join in the flying

Those who want to be a part of the excitement will have the opportunity to climb aboard and purchase a flight in a real Vietnam era UH-1H “Huey” helicopter or an actual AH-1F Cobra Attack Helicopter.And, of course, there will be a number of static displays for those who enjoy wandering and asking questions in between the feats of aerial daring.

The air show starts at noon both days and is at the Dayton International Airport, 3800 Wright Drive in Vandalia. For up-to-the-minute air show news, please visit: