Beer and Peanuts holiday shopping Party tonight

Published: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 3:23 PM
Updated: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 3:23 PM

The Dayton Visual Arts Center will celebrate the season with beer and cheer tonight.

DVAC’s annual Beer & Peanuts Holiday Shopping Party will feature AleFest founder Joe Waizmann’s hand-selected beer and ale.

The party takes place 5 to 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Unique, hand-crafted and regional art work from DVAC’s member artists and new artists will be sold.

Click here to find other gifts for area art lovers.

Do you gift locally produced art for the holidays?

3 cheers! Dayton, Beavercreek bars named most beloved in state

Published: Thursday, April 13, 2017 @ 11:35 AM

Here's why Slyder's burgers are so dang good. Archived video by Amelia Robinson

Three Dayton-area bars deserve a round on the house. 

A Cleveland Plain Dealer article points out a fact that we already knew: some of the most beloved bars in the state are right here.  

>> What are the oldest bars in downtown Dayton?

The newspaper features the state bars with the 50 best Yelp reviews in an new article. 

It counted bars with 40 or more reviews on Yelp, excluding bars “with a handful of outlier reviews that would throw off their average.” 

The Dayton bars among the state’s big dawgs may or may not surprise you. Here they are. 

Kings Table Bar and Grill2348 Grange Hall Road,  Beavercreek

>> Why Kings Table sells more than 1,860,000 tots every year

What they say: 

The pool tables and dart boards give this tavern a dive bar feel, but the 250 beers on their drink menu — including more than 50 drafts — make it seem more like the kind of brewery you would find in Cleveland or Columbus. Kings Table is the best of both worlds.

They forgot to mention the tots (gasp!), but we’ll let it slide.

Tater Tots are a real big deal at Kings Table in Beavercreek. Video by Amelia Robinson

Lucky's Tap Room  
520 East 5th St., Dayton

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What they say: 

At first glance, Lucky's Tap Room in Dayton's Oregon District doesn't look like the kind of place you would go if you're gluten free or vegan, but the bar has plenty of dining options that cater to different dietary restrictions. Yelp reviewers also love the brunch menu, the drink selection and the welcoming atmosphere. It's also the official place to watch Cleveland Browns games in Dayton.

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Here's why Slyder's burgers are so dang good. Archived video by Amelia Robinson

Slyder's Tavern,  836 Watervliet Ave., Dayton

>> Secrets behind Slyder's sinfully juicy burgers

>> Why Slyder’s burgers are among the best in Dayton

What they say:  

“You won't find a better beer, burger and wings joint in Dayton. Reviewers especially like the wings, and the prices are what you would expect from a neighborhood sports bar.”

Beavercreek bartenders have flair

Published: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 @ 9:41 PM
Updated: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 @ 9:41 PM

Bartenders at the Beavercreek TGI Fridays tossed bottles and glasses into the air as part of a national competition that helped raise money for local children.

The competitors had to make three drinks in front of the crowd and a panel of judges. The winner would advance to a regional competition in Cincinnati.

While every TGI Fridays location participates in the national competition, the Beavercreek store recently had a finalist. 2013 World Bartender Championship finalist Scott Christian called the Beavercreek location home before going to tend bar in Las Vegas.

Event organizer Chris Owsiany said the proceeds of the event, which raised more than $1,000, will go to local at-need-children's school supplies.

TGI Fridays bartender Kristy Wilson opened Wednesday's event mixing up a trio of beverages. Her three drinks sold for $90 at auction. Wilson said she has been behind the bar at TGI Fridays for five years. 

She was followed by Jasmine Lanning who sold her three drinks for $100. Chrissy Moore took a different approach as she wore a Michael Jackson shirt and glove. Moore said she was nervous performing for the crowd in her second competition. 

Owsiany finished the competition as the winner and will represent Beavercreek at next month's competition in Cincinnati.

Rosanne Cash concert canceled in Dayton

Published: Thursday, September 24, 2015 @ 11:04 AM
Updated: Thursday, September 24, 2015 @ 11:05 AM

Rosanne Cash will not be performing at the Schuster Performing Arts Center in October.

“We regret to announce the cancellation of the Oct. 4 performance of Rosanne Cash,” said Ken Neufeld, VTA President & CEO, in a news release. “The concert was cancelled due to last minute scheduling conflicts. We hope to reschedule for a later date.”

Victoria Theatre Association is contacting ticket-holders to issue refunds. For more information, contact Ticket Center State at (937) 228-3630.

The Tenth Life Pet of the Week

Published: Monday, April 25, 2016 @ 2:17 PM
Updated: Monday, April 25, 2016 @ 2:17 PM

Name: Fern

Gender: Female

Color: Brown tiger

Age: 2 years

Weight: 8 pounds

Why she is special: Fern is a very easygoing, laid-back sweetheart. She was a stray who came to The Tenth Life as a kitten. She enjoys her roommates and all the attention she gets when humans visit her room. She would be a great addition to your family.

Spayed: Yes. She is also blood tested for both feline AIDs and feline leukemia, vaccinated for distemper, rabies and leukemia and microchipped for identification.

Where to adopt: The Tenth Life is located in Beavercreek Twp. This shelter has a gigantic selection of cats and kittens. All are spayed or neutered, fully vaccinated, tested for viruses and microchipped. All adoptions are by appointment only, so that we may accompany you and provide assistance in the selection of the right cat(s) for your family.

Cost: $75. This fee includes all medical treatments already performed, an identification tag and collar, a cardboard cat carrier, and our booklet on proper cat care.

More information: 937-376-5550 or