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Published: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 @ 6:00 AM
— Here’s your shot to design Dayton pride and love for the co-op market planned for near downtown.
The Gem City Market is accepting submissions for its T-shirt design contest through Nov. 17.
Organizers hope to use the winning design on a T-shirt to be sold in December, June Allen of the The Hathaway Group said.
The shirts would be used by the market’s volunteers and supporters.
“They have a lot of people who really want to help or be part of the movement,” Allen said.
The cooperative grocery store is planned for 2019 in the 100 block of Salem Avenue in Northwest Dayton near downtown.
T-shirt design entries do not necessary have to use the word “Dayton,” but should speak “Gem City Market movement and the communities served,” a press release said.
The contest is limited to two entries per person. The market’s outreach team and other volunteers will serve as judges.
The winners of the $150 top prize and two $50 honorable mention winners will be announced by Dec. 1, 2017
HERE ARE THE RULES:
•Include “Gem City Market” name in the design.
•Maintain that the design fits within a 10”x10” block and is vertically oriented.
•Submit original art. No trademarked characters or other depictions will be allowed.
•Submit one color artwork for printing. (Please suggest the color t-shirt you envision with your design.)
•SUBMIT DESIGNS BY NOVEMBER 17, 2017. These can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed or dropped off by 5 p.m. to:
United Way of the Greater Dayton Area
Attn: Etana Jacobi, T-Shirt Competition
33 W. First Street
Dayton, OH 45402
The contest is open to everyone, but limited to two entries per person. The GCM outreach team and related volunteers will judge the entries. One first place winner ($150) and two honorable mention winners ($50) will be announced by December 1st. All winning entries become the property of Gem City Market and may be reproduced for promotional purposes.
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
— Dayton’s Union Station was the majestic and bustling train hub of the city for decades.
Here are three things to know about the historic train station.
1. Described as a “handsome palace” when the train station opened at Sixth and Ludlow Streets in 1900, it was crowned by a seven-story clock tower.
2. During the first 30 years the new station was open, as many as 66 passenger trains served Dayton daily, according to the Dayton Railway Historical Society website.
3. Amtrak, which took over passenger rail services in the county in 1971, continued delivering travelers to Dayton until 1979, when the last passenger train left the station.
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
— Allison Janney was far from the “It Girl” when she started her acting career.
With a long list of film and television roles under her belt, the Oscar contender and Dayton Hall Walk of fame inductee is certainly the “It Woman” now.
Favored to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as LaVona Golden being pinched by a bird in “I, Tonya,” the Oakwood-raised actress has been featured by nearly every major American news organization in recent weeks. Below are just three examples.
Janney dropped several nuggets about her upbringing in dayton during her interview with Forbes contributor Russ Espinoza.
“It was two brothers growing up in the suburbs of Dayton, Ohio, in a house built by my great grandfather in 1911. A beautiful, big ole brick house with a golden retriever and bunny rabbits and cats and kittens and a menagerie of pets; and brothers who would take my Barbie dolls and take their heads off and make them watch their bodies drown in the sink—and do brotherly things and, you know, hold my legs and arms down and spit on my face and we’d cry and scream. We were all 18 months apart so we were all growing up together and being mean to each other and going to a really small private school called the Miami Valley School in Ohio that was first-through-12th grade—under 300 kids, so a really small school. I don’t think I had a date until I was in college because I went to such a small school. No one really dated. We all just hung out together.
Then I did plays: And my first play was playing Noah Claypole, the undertaker’s son, in “Oliver;” that was my first performance as a young actress. And just doing plays, playing field hockey, going to ballet. I had a pretty happy childhood in Dayton, Ohio. (It was) a pretty, lovely, bucolic setting and pretty beautiful.”
She told the New York Times that playing Golden, who actually was interviewed wearing a fur coat with a bird on her shoulder, was right up her alley.
The more complicated and twisted the role, the more fun it is to play for me. I love making sense of a hot mess, you know? It’s a lot of fun. It was hard to try to find humanity for [Ms. Golden], it was really hard. But I have empathy for her. I know that she had to come from a terrible environment.
Following her BAFTA Award for her role in “I, Tonya” in London, the star of CBS’s “Mom” met Prince William and his very pregnant wife, Kate Middleton, at the Royal Albert Hall.
She told James Corden about it on his show, “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”
“I did meet Kate and William and she was in her heels and pregnant, so I felt like a bit of a wimp that I was there in my bare feet.”
Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
— Samil Pullen is doing something most people would find crazy: taking 30 kids — who she doesn’t even know — to the movies.
Pullen, a program manager at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, dropped $240 on 30 tickets to Marvel’s “Black Panther” and gave the tickets away on Facebook.
Although she didn’t know it at the time, the single mother had accepted the #BlackPantherChallenge.
Celebrities and everyday people around the country are paying for tickets so that needy children can see the blockbuster movie. The movie’s production was designed by Wright State University and Centerville High School alumna Hannah Beachler.
Accepting the challenge, the Atlanta Hawks hosted a screening for 150 youth and their chaperones Wednesday.
New York resident Frederick Joseph started the challenge after raising $40,000 on Gofundme to take Harlem children to see the movie.
.@FredTJoseph helped raise over $500k so 38k+ kids could see @TheBlackPanther in theaters. Sending love and gratitude to everyone participating in the #BlackPantherChallenge. #TheRealMVPs 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/xiXRcd5gCm— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) February 21, 2018
The Saturday screen in Huber Heights will be a third viewing for Pullen. With her 13-year-old son Mi’Kel on punishment for his grades and chores, the Dayton native saw the the movie alone the first time and was amazed.
“After I saw it, I said it is so bigger than him being on punishment,” she said.
Pullen said she decided to buy tickets for other children after her son saw the movie, which prompted him to ask questions about African heritage and black history.
It was only after the movie that Pullen, who took a DNA test a year ago to trace her roots, said that her son wanted to research the African tribe from which her family comes.
Pullen’s son also expressed great interest in the movie’s female army. That conversation lead to a discussion about the Dahomey Amazons, an all-female regiment from the former African Kingdom of Dahoney in what is now Benin.
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
— A local comic book and game store has gotten a much-needed makeover.
Bell Book and Comic, which has been located at 458 Patterson Road in Patterson Park Plaza for nearly 15 years, recently expanded into a third space.
The shop had already annexed another storefront two doors down in 2011 and was using that space as a gaming area.
Owner Pete Bell explains, “When the tanning salon closed in the middle in 2016, we got it from the landlord. We spent most of '17 renovating it to make it one store.”
Bell and his team took out part of the wall separating the original storefront and the new space. The result is a welcoming location that has more retail square footage to spread out Bell Book and Comic’s selection of new comics, back issues, and games.
“We wanted there to be more of a distinction between the comic books and toys in one area and then your games and gaming supplies in the other side, close to the gaming annex,” says Bell. “It's a lot more streamlined for customers to shop.“
The shop’s wide selection of board games will now greet shoppers entering Bell Book and Comic. Due to the limitations of the original shop’s shotgun layout, these games had previously been hidden away in the back room.
Bell says the new layout is paying off.
“I've sold six different boardgames today,” he told Dayton.com.
Visitors shopping for comics will also enjoy Bell Book and Comic’s new floorplan. The back issue comic books now share the same room as the new comics. Readers missing an issue can quickly grab it while picking up that week’s titles.
Bell Book and Comic also sports a good selection of action figures and toys, table top role-playing books and supplies, and a room full of used science fiction and fantasy novels.
Though his shop may be seeing changes, Bell says it’s the same old comic books that sell the most.
“Walking Dead... Spiderman... Batman…”
But he says he can see a new-felt comfort on his customer’s faces. “I've noticed a difference already in the demeanor of people who come in. They go ‘Oh my god, this is what you needed for so long.’ I hear that a lot,” Bell says.
When asked if he wants to take over the entire strip of storefronts in Patterson Park Plaza, Bell doesn’t rule it out.
“I hope to,” he says.
Want to go?
WHAT: Bell Book and Comic
WHERE: 458 Patterson Road, Dayton