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Published: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 9:49 PM
— There were 1,000 carved pumpkins alight during the “Saturday Nightmare” in historic downtown Germantown.
The second annual event began at 3 p.m. with activities for all ages, including a car show featuring 300 to 400 hot rods, carnival rides, games for children, Halloween costume contest, beauty pageant, food, beer truck and live entertainment.
“It’s nice for us to be able to give back to our community we love,” event co-organizer Dave Eshbaugh said.
The highlight of the “Saturday Nightmare” is the pumpkin glow, which this year featured 1,000 jack-o’-lanterns.
The festivities mark the final of four Saturday Night Out events, held the third Saturday of the month in June, July, August and October. Local businesses, sponsors and the city helps make the events a success, Eshbaugh said.
The summer events draw 2,500 each. But in October, the crowd is easily 5,000, he said, after one car show organizer came up with a Halloween theme.
“It became our flagship event,” he said. “It’s phenomenal for our community.”
Germantown Fire Chief Dan Alldred said he opens the firehouse to the community and serves popcorn. It’s also an opportunity to interact with kids and teach fire safety.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
— A new independent ice cream shop coming to a former Dayton Dairy Queen is gearing up for opening with a hiring event this weekend.
The Sweet Retreat plans to open in the next few weeks and will hold open interviews on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Interviews will take place first come, first served.
The shop will offer employment opportunities in both back and front of the house as employees are needed for food operations and as cashiers.
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The ice cream shop coming to 2613 S. Smithville Road in Dayton’s Belmont neighborhood is the brainchild of Simon Wiley and Chris Tobias, who attended the same grade school and high school.
The Sweet Retreat plans to offer more than two dozen soft serve flavors:
Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
DAYTON — Gates are now open for today’s 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show.
The first acts take to the skies at noon and fly through 4:15 p.m.
Today’s lineup of feature flying acts include: the Tuskegee Airmen, P-51 Mustang, U.S. Army Golden Knights, Vicky Benzing, B-17 Movie Memphis Belle, Redline, Sean Tucker, U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight, CareFlight dedication, Tora Tora Tora, Jet Waco and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
Gates close at 6 p.m., and will be open again from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 10:49 AM
— Two different aircraft on display at the Vectren Dayton Air Show are helping people across the world in disaster zones and third-world countries.
Orbis Flying Eye Hospital
The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is unlike any aircraft you’ve seen before. The plane is “a state-of-the-art teaching facility complete with operating room, classroom and recovery room - this amazing aircraft has been an example of the marriage between medicine and aviation since 1982.”
Air show spectators can take a look inside of the plane this weekend to learn more about the missions the team takes across the world. The plane has a space to train doctors, nurses and medical technicians.
Here’s how Dayton air show officials prepare for worst case scenarios https://t.co/9vH9NdEvTT— Kara Driscoll (@KaraDDriscoll) June 21, 2018
“Volunteer Faculty train local doctors both on board the aircraft and at the local hospital, providing education that is both high-quality and practical for when the Flying Eye Hospital departs,” according to the organization.
The plane is flown by FedEx pilots who volunteer their time to maneuver the Orbis to countries around the world, a spokeswoman told this news organization.
Samaritan’s Purse International Relief
Since 1975, Samaritan’s Pursed has used an aircraft to transport doctors and relief workers along with tons of food, medicine, shelter materials, blankets and other items to aid victims of natural disasters, war, famine and other emergencies. Pilot George Kalbfleisch, director of flight operations and captain for Samaritan’s Purse, said the one-of-kind plane has completed 94 missions since its inception in April 2016.
Last year with several natural disasters and hurricanes, the aircraft completed 44 missions in 90 days. From Iraq to Ecuador, the team mobilizes with an inflatable hospital and drops equipment and products needed after a country or town is destroyed.
“The importance of the plane is that we can immediate deploy tons of cargo, and transport the doctors and relief workers at the same time. It puts the help directly into the hands of people in need,” he said.
Follow reporter Kara Driscoll for live updates at the Dayton Air Show.
Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 9:58 AM
MIAMISBURG — A severely burned vehicle was found on a bike path in Miamisburg Saturday morning.
The call came in around 6:50 a.m. by a passerby who noticed the 2003 Honda Civic on the Medlar Bikeway.
The car appeared to have been there for several hours, according to Sgt. Terry Boshears of Five River Metro Parks.
Police do not know who owns the car or what caused the fire.
It’s unclear why the car was on the bike path.
The investigation is pending, said Boshears.