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Published: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 @ 10:52 AM
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 — Carillon Historical Park has two new, and vary rare raptors making themselves at home.
>> PHOTOS: Bald Eagles at Carillon Historical Park
A pair of bald eagles has been diligently constructing a nest at Dayton’s historical park.
The eagles have taken up residence high in a Sycamore tree above the John W. Berry, Sr. Wright Brothers Aviation Center, home to the original 1905 Wright Flyer III, the world's first practical airplane. Long considered an endangered species, bald eagles were entirely absent from Dayton from 1938 to 2008, according to Dayton History.
Carillon Historical Park's Aviation Center, a tribute to the originators of manned, powered, heavier-than-air flight, exhibits more original Wright brothers' artifacts than anywhere else in the world. Displays include the 1902 Korona V camera, which captured one of the most famous images in human history, the photo of the first successful airplane flight of December 17, 1903. The 1898 Singer sewing machine used by the brothers to sew muslin fabric on their aircraft, the Wright family Bible, Orville Wright's toolbox, Wilbur Wright's traveling bag, and a rare experimental engine are among the other highlights.
The public is welcome to catch a glimpse of the eagles at the park during operating hours. Regular admission fees of $5 per child (3-17); $8 per adult (18-59); and $7 per senior (60+) do apply. Dayton History members and those under age 3 are admitted free of charge.
Want to go?
WHAT: Bald eagle watching and regular activities/exhibits
WHERE: Carillon Historical Park
HOURS: Monday - Saturday, 9:30-5:00 and Sunday, 12:00-5:00
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 11:27 AM
— Screaming “fire” in a crowded room and getting people to dance instead of run -- that’s funk for you.
Amelia Robinson, host of the new “What Had Happened Was” podcast, sat down with James “Diamond” Williams of the Ohio Players right here in the Land of Funk.
More than 40 years after the Players struck it big, their long list of hits — “Skin Tight” “Fire,” “Love Rollercoaster” included — still make people move.
With Diamond -- one of Rolling Stone magazine’s top drummers of all time -- at the helm, the Players are working on a new album. Last year, they released the single “Reset.”
Diamond does not hold back during his chat on the podcast. He shares his thoughts on everything from fast cars and sexy women on album covers to why the Players aren’t in the Rock Hall of Fame (yet) and why Dayton (the Land of Funk) doesn’t have an Ohio Players Way (yet).
Strap in. The ride is about to get funky.
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About the podcast:
“What Had Happened Was” is a podcast for Dayton, powered by Dayton.com. You won't believe the stories that come from right here. Host Amelia Robinson shares the best tales from the Gem City, Land of Funk and Birthplace of Aviation: Dayton, Ohio.
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Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
— After five successful years of sparking energetic curiosity, inspirational conversations and meaningful connections, TEDxDayton is ramping up for its sixth year with big aspirations.
Organizers of the 6th annual TEDxDayton event have announced that they are now accepting applications from speakers who want to give a TED talk at this year’s event on Oct. 12, 2018, at the Victoria Theatre in Dayton.
The theme for this year’s event is “SHIFT.”
“We chose a theme that reflects a new era for TEDxDayton,” event co-chair John Owen said in a news release. “We’ve had five strong years, and as we go into our next five, we’re looking for creative ways to change and improve the experience for the audience, while paying tribute to the ideas, speakers and spirit of the events we’ve had up till this year.”
WHAT IS A TED TALK?
Since the very first licensed TED talk in 1984, TED talks have been a platform for short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances that foster learning on a global scale, as well as in local communities.
“This year’s speakers will be helping us build upon five great years of sold-out TEDxDayton days that have seen the event become one of the most talked-about in town,” said event Co-Chair Ron Rollins. “We’re looking for people who know they have an idea worth sharing that will help the audience see and think of the world in a new and different way.”
Cory Owen, who is co-chairing this year’s speaker’s committee along with Brenden Wynn and Chelley Seibert, said the committee is looking for speakers who can teach and inspire — speakers who will leave the audience still talking as they leave the theater.
HOW TO APPLY
Potential speakers should complete the speaker application on www.tedxdayton.com by March 30.
The speakers committee will review all applications and invite selected candidates to auditions on May 5, 8 and 10, according to a TEDxDayton press release.
Participants will be notified within a few weeks of auditions if they have been selected to be a TEDxDayton 2018 speaker.
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 9:34 AM
MIAMI VALLEY — A Springboro pastor called Rev. Billy Graham a “Godly man” and remembered being a part of a crusade in St. Louis.
“I had the privilege of being a part of his crusade in St. Louis in 1999,” said Mark Goins, associate pastor at Newspring Chruch in Springboro. “Always appreciated the fact he lived what he preached.”
Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina at the age of 99, according to the Associated Press.
RELATED: Evangelist Billy Graham dies at 99
Graham preached to millions across the globe and counseled several presidents during his life.
“He didn’t confine his ministry to just local,” Goins said. “He had a voice to speak into the lives of leaders.”
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 11:51 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 6:59 PM
DAYTON — A new record high temperature for Feb. 20 was set this morning at Dayton International Airport breaking the previous record set in 2016.
The temperature reached 70 at Dayton International Airport around 11:30 a.m. to break the record. Then later in the afternoon the temperature peaked at 75 establishing a new benchmark.