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Ways you can join the fight against breast cancer

Published: Monday, October 03, 2016 @ 10:34 AM
Updated: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Here are some facts about breast cancer.

It's October, which means it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

There are plenty of ways you can get involved to support the cause.

Here are several events that offer a good time, help increase awareness and help benefit cancer initiatives.

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The Panera pink bagel. FILE(Staff Writer)

Panera Pink Ribbon Bagel sales

WHEN: Oct. 1-31
WHERE: Panera Bread; various locations in Dayton
COST: $1.35 for a single Pink Ribbon Bagel, $6 for half dozen, $10.99 for a baker's dozen and $15.99 for a baker’s dozen plus two tubs of cream cheese. Preorder online at
DETAILS: A portion of the proceeds from these special ribbon-shaped bagel sales will benefit the Pink Ribbon Girls and Miami Valley Hospital Foundation.

INFO:  Website

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K99.1FM Concerts for a Cause

WHEN: Oct. 3-4. Doors open at 6 p.m.

WHERE: JD Legends located at 65 Millard Drive, Franklin, OH 45005 (Exit 38 off I-75. One exit South of Austin Landing)

COST: $10 general admission, $30 four-pack. VIP upgrades available

DETAILS: K99.1FM and JD Legends are partnering to present Concerts for a Cause with 100 percent of ticket sales benefiting Pink Ribbon Girls and 10 percent of food sales and $2 of every ticket sold the day of each concert will go to assist the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.

• Oct. 3 — Dylan Scott, Jackson Michelson, Michael Rotundo

• Oct. 4 — Midland, Alexis Gomez

INFO: Website

Walkers gathered early on Saturday morning for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk, Springfield. TY GREENLEES / STAFF(Ty Greenlees)

Making Strides of Springfield

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 7, registration – 8 a.m.; walk – 9 a.m. 

WHERE: Springfield Regional Cancer Center, 148 W. North St., Springfield 

COST: Register online at Making Strides of Springfield

DETAILS: Distance: 5K. Goal: $70,000. More: DJ Chill – a Springfield-area first responder – will provide the tunes 

INFO: Website

Paint the Town Pink 5K Run and Concert

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 13, 6-11 p.m.

WHERE: Downtown Troy Public Square

COST: Register online here 

DETAILS: A 5K timed run around downtown Troy followed by a free concert featuring Velvet Crush, the Pink Ribbon Girls fire truck, a beer garden, food and raffles.

INFO: Facebook

Mix 107.7 Concert for a Cure

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St., Dayton

COST: Tickets are $30-50 and are on sale here

DETAILS: This is a benefit for the Noble Circle featuring hit recording artists LPOcean Park Standoff and the Revivalists.

Scenes from a past Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Fifth Third Field in Dayton.

Making Strides of Dayton

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 21. Registration and rolling start 8-10  a.m.
WHERE: Fifth Third Field, 220 N. Patterson Blvd., Dayton
COST: Register online at Making Strides of Dayton.
INFO: In this year’s celebration of survivorship, the walk is 3-5 miles long to support everyone that has been affected by breast cancer and ensure they have a hand to hold. You help raise funds for breast cancer research, life-saving education and critical patient services.

17th annual Ribbon of Hope Luncheon

WHEN: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24
WHERE: Great Hall at Sinclair Community College, 444 W. Third St., Dayton
COST: $75/person (benefiting the Women’s Wellness Fund through the Kettering Medical Center Foundation). Register online at Kettering Health.
INFO: This year’s guest speaker is New York Times best-selling author Kelly Corrigan. In her book "The Middle Place," Corrigan shares her experience of fighting cancer while simultaneously caring for her father as he struggled through the final stages of the disease. 

Are you organizing a public event in support of breast cancer awareness? Please send us the details at

The Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival is returning to Columbus in 2017

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Chinese Lantern Festival

In 2017, our eyes are in for a treat.

The Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival will return to the Ohio Expo Center and State Fairgrounds with brand new light sculptures, more exciting performances and more cultural experiences. 

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The display will be held from Nov. 17, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018 within the Natural Resources Park at the Ohio State Expo Center and Fairgrounds, located at 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus. 

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The Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival’s dragon is longer than four school buses. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

Tickets range from $10-15 per person, and will be available for purchase at the festival entrance, or online at There are also family 4-packs available for $40 and a special VIP package for $25 per person. 

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Tian Fuquan, an artisan from China, cruises through the Natural Resources Park at the Ohio Expo Center during a break from setting up the Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival. Tyler Stabile | Dispatch(Tyler Stabile | Dispatch)

The VIP Package includes a souvenir gift, VIP seating at the stage for nightly performances, a backstage tour at 7 p.m. and an audio guide to the lantern displays on your smartphones. 

The festival will be open nightly from 5:30-10:00 p.m. The ticket booth opens at 5 p.m. and closes at 9:30 p.m.

For more information, visit

Kenny Chesney new tour to feature stop at Columbus Crew’s stadium

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 8:14 AM

Kenny Chesney’s new tour featuring Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay includes a stop June 16, 2018, at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus. CONTRIBUTED
Kenny Chesney’s new tour featuring Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay includes a stop June 16, 2018, at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus. CONTRIBUTED

Country mega-star Kenny Chesney announces a new stadium tour — part of his 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour — that includes a stop at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, home of the Columbus Crew, on June 16, 2018.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m.

The tour kicks off April 21 at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium and also features Academy of Country Music Male Vocalist and Country Music Association and ACM Single of the Year winner Thomas Rhett (“Die a Happy Man,” “It Goes Like This,” “Craving You (feat. Maren Morris)”), good time band Old Dominion (“Break Up with Him,” “Song for Another Time”) and newcomer Brandon Lay.

Kenny Chesney’s new tour featuring Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Brandon Lay includes a stop June 16, 2018, at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus. CONTRIBUTED

“There’s nothing like a stadium full of people coming together to remind you what life’s about,” Chesney says in a news release. “The energy, the moments, the fun. Every single one of these artists who’re coming out with us for Trip Around the Sun live their lives the exact same way: they work hard, they appreciate what they’re given and they love music every bit as much as they love life. I, personally, can’t wait to see this show hit the road.”

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Tickets for the Trip Around the Sun will be available at and Ticketmaster. Listen to K99.1FM all next week for the Kenny Chesney Song of the Day and you could win tickets before you can buy them.

Fresh from ‘Boat Show’ success, Yellow Springs Brewery to unveil new IPA

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 6:56 AM

Yellow Springs Brewery will host a “dual can release” on Saturday, Oct. 21. CONTRIBUTED
Yellow Springs Brewery will host a “dual can release” on Saturday, Oct. 21. CONTRIBUTED

Yellow Springs Brewery, which two months ago generated a strong and positive response to the release of its Boat Show IPA, will host a can release event for another IPA this Saturday, Oct. 21.

The new brew is called Noodle Burner Northeast IPA, and it will be available in limited quantities in four-packs of 12-ounce cans starting at 11 a.m. Saturday at the YSB taproom at 305 Walnut St. in Yellow Springs. The beer, first brewed in early 2017, will retail for $10 per four-pack.

RELATED: Yellow Springs Brewery introduces Boat Show IPA (August 2017) 

The Gem City has had a long love affair with beer. The beverage has been part of our history as far back as the early 1800s. Today the area is flush with new breweries - more than a dozen have opened in the last five years.

A brewery release said the beer — which has 7.5 percent alcohol by volume — “pours hazy due to copious amounts of hops and a yeast strain that pushes fruity esters to the maximum. Low bitterness and a soft mouthfeel combine to create a super juicy unfiltered IPA experience.”

RELATED: Yellow Springs Brewery to host ‘metamorphosis party’

In addition to releasing Noodle Burner in cans, the brewery also will release Smokin’ Handsome Brown Ale for the first time in cans. A 2013 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal winner, the beechwood-aged smoked beer will cost $10 a six-pack, and will be available for a limited time.

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Yellow Springs Brewery’s core beers include Springer Golden Ale, Zoetic American Pale Ale, Captain Stardust Saison, Wobbly Wheel Imperial IPA, and the Boat Show IPA that was added to the core list in August.

RELATED: Yellow Springs Brewery releases another new beer to retail market (March 2017)

Yellow Springs Brewery opened in April 2013. Since opening, it has added 1,600 square feet and new production equipment to its brewhouse and tasting room to help accommodate retail sales of canned beers and has purchased the former Village Lanes bowling alley at 1475 Xenia Ave. in Yellow Springs for use as a distribution center.

RELATED: Yellow Springs Brewery buys former bowling alley

For more information about Yellow Springs Brewery, visit or call (937) 767-0222.

5 reasons to do Halloween early at this spooktacular weekend festival

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

We visit the 5th Annual Fairborn Halloween Festival.

Celebrate Halloween a weekend early with this community celebration complete with a zombie walk, Witch’s Brew Beer Garden, parade and costume contests.

Here are 5 reasons to go to the Fairborn Halloween Festival Oct. 20-22.

1. NEW: Witch’s Brew Beer Garden and food trucks

New this year is the Witch’s Brew Beer Garden located in the 5/3 Commons area with Hairless Hare, Warped Wing and Heidelberg Distributors. The Witch’s Brew Beer Garden is open from 4 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There will be several food trucks/food vendors on site throughout the festival.

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The 5th Annual Fairborn Halloween Festival ushered in the best of the spooky season on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21-22, 2016. The downtown area was decked out with creepy displays, with food vendors, rides and music filling a portion of Main Street. Costume contests, bands and performers were also a part of the two-day celebration.(Tom Gilliam)

2. SpooktackularParade and costume contest

The 61st Annual Spooktacular Parade will assemble at the Fairborn YMCA. Costume judging will take place from 6-7 p.m., with the parade proceeding from the “Y” at 7:30 p.m. on Kauffman Avenue and down Main Street to the festival’s main stage. Costume prizes will be awarded for different age groups for youth, plus categories of adult, family, animal, best couple and overall scariest. Trick-or-treat at the booths as well.

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3. Zombie Walk

Join in on a Zombie walk Saturday night. Walkers can pre-register at the Fairborn Chamber of Commerce until Thursday, Oct. 19, or can sign up at 5 p.m. on the day of the event at the Fairborn Senior Center. The cost to walk is $3 if already made-up and $6 to have your makeup done by a make-up artist. Beverages, face painting and “blood” splattering will be available at 5 p.m. The walk will begin at 9 p.m. and travel down Main Street to the front of the festival stage, where the zombies will dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

The 5th Annual Fairborn Halloween Festival ushered in the best of the spooky season on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21-22, 2016. The downtown area was decked out with creepy displays, with food vendors, rides and music filling a portion of Main Street. Costume contests, bands and performers were also a part of the two-day celebration.(Tom Gilliam)

4. Fun and games

Amusement rides, games and crafts will take place Friday alongside the costume judging and parade. Saturday’s festivities start at 11 a.m. and include amusement rides, games, crafts, downtown shopping and food vendors. Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. is the perfect time for families and kids to visit the festival to enjoy amusement rides, downtown shopping, food vendors and crafts.

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5. Live music

On Friday, local band Beesly takes the stage from 9-11 p.m.

On Saturday, local country music performer Jenna Snow will perform at 3:30 p.m. Rock It 88 (’60s and ’70s rock) will perform at 5:30 p.m. Forsaken will perform classic rock starting at 8 p.m.

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Here is the complete schedule of events (subject to change)


4-11 p.m. — Amusement Rides

6-7:30 p.m. — Games, crafts and activities at YMCA

6-11 p.m. — Foy’s Haunted Museum

6-7 p.m. — Costume judging at YMCA

7:30 p.m. — Spooktacular Parade

9-11 p.m. — Local Band Beesly


11 a.m.-11 p.m. — Amusement rides

1:30-2 p.m. — Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance

3:30-4:30 p.m. — Jenna Snow

5:30-7 p.m. — Rock It 88

6-7 p.m. — Trick or Treat at the Booths

6-11 p.m. — Foy’s Haunted Museum

8-9:30 p.m. — Forsaken

9:30 p.m. — Zombie Walk


Noon-6 p.m. — Amusement rides


What: 6th annual Fairborn Halloween Festival

When: Friday to Sunday, Oct. 20-22

Where: Downtown Fairborn

Cost: Free admission

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