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When is Beggars Night in your city?

Updated: Monday, October 31, 2016 @ 10:15 AM
Published: Friday, October 14, 2016 @ 9:01 AM
By: Ellesse Rodriguez

It's almost time to gets the kids out for this years Beggars Nights (aka trick-or-treating).

It's time to plan your perfect costume, grab a bucket for all of those treats and be adorable. 

>> RELATED: Halloween Guide 2016

We've compiled Beggars Night dates and times in communities across the region.

When is Beggars Night in your community?

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How to make one of Dayton's tastiest drinks, the Holiday Mule Cocktail

Updated: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 @ 11:59 AM
By: Amelia Robinson

Mules,  the drink and not so much the shoes or animals,  are very trendy right now. 

Bill Castro, the co-owner of El Meson Restaurante and Catering, whipped up a batch or two of delicious  Holiday Mule Cocktails during a recent vodka tasting and food pairing event. 

He gave us the recipe and demonstrated how to make the copper cup drink during a Facebook Live. 

Talking vodka cocktails for the holidays at El Meson. 🍸🍸🍸 Amelia Robinson and Jim Ingram

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We tested Bill's recipe for cold, cranberry delight in the video above.

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Local volunteers come together for Friendsgiving

Updated: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 @ 9:19 AM

Local volunteers come together for Friendsgiving
 (Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors)

On Saturday, Nov. 19, volunteers from Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors’ Kunal Patel Group were part of an 85-person contingent that showed up for Dayton Inspires’ Friendsgiving. Dayton Inspires partnered with Miami Valley Life Alliance and the Dayton Police Department to provide Thanksgiving dinners, including a turkey and all the traditional sides, to 150 local families in need. The Kunal Patel Group donated 100 turkeys and helped pack up all of the meals. Click here to learn more about and see pictures from this heart-warming Friendsgiving event.

Local Cub Scout spreading love to Dayton children, and you can help 

Updated: Monday, December 05, 2016 @ 3:46 PM
By: Amelia Robinson

An adorable Dayton area boy is hoping to spread the love in his heart to other kids this holiday season. 

Collin Schaefer, age 6 of New Carlisie, is collecting handmade Christmas cards for children being treated at Dayton Children's Hospital. 

With the help of his parents, Cathi and Bethel Twp. Fire Lt. Steve Schaefer,  Collin has already collected 52 cards.

Cards can be mailed to:

Lt. Steve Schaefer
Bethel Twp FD
3333 Lake Road
Medway, OH 45341

Cathi Schaefer said the project is the off-shoot of a toy drive by Cub Scout Pack 338. Collin is a member. 

Collin wanted to make cards and send them to children at the hospital. 

His mom thought he'd need a little help and posted an appeal on her Facebook page last month. It received more than 1,300 views.

In the video, Collin asks for handmade cards. 

"Please make cards for the hospital cuz everyone in the hospital can't enjoy Christmas cuz they are going to be stuck in the hospital," he says in the brief video.  

Cathi emailed Collin's video to  K99.1 FM Breakfast Club host Nancy Wilson and Frye Guy.

Like this web site, K99.1 FM is part of Cox Media Group Ohio. 

K99.1 FM is a supporter of Dayton Children's. 

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 Cathi said Collin is being raised to be compassion. 

He often joins her as she works at a local assisted living center. 

"He is one of the most caring kids I know," she said. "He always want to help others." 

Dayton Children's Hospital spokeswoman  Stacy Porter said gestures like  Collin's are very much appreciated. 

"It really just helps kids who have to be away from homes have a festive spirit," she said. "It is always nice to think that someone out there, even if you don’t know them, is thinking of you." 

Oregon District trainer: here's the No. 1 weight loss tip in 2017

Updated: Monday, December 05, 2016 @ 12:07 PM
By: Amelia Robinson

You can do side bends or sit-ups and still not lose that butt. 

Jason Harrison, the co-owner of Present Tense Fitness  Dayton's Oregon District with wife, Susan, said there is a key to fitness and it doesn't cost a thing. 

MORE:  4 tips to jump-start your New Year's health resolutions early

The certified strength and conditioning specialist originally from Huber Heights reveals his very best tip for health in 2017 in the video above. 

MORE:  New fitness, yoga studio opens in Oregon District