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These brand new rustic lofts are the PERFECT affordable getaway to Hocking Hills

Published: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

Shiny and new is a thing of the past. Hocking Hill?€™s newest getaway is testament to that.

Shiny and new is a thing of the past. Hocking Hill’s newest getaway is testament to that. 

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The brand new Hocking Hills Rusty Lofts are rustic meets fabulous, and are situated minutes away from downtown Logan, where one-of-a-kind restaurants, wineries and downtown activities await visitors. It’s also just a short, scenic drive to Hocking Hills State Park.

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Sleeping up to six guests, the Lofts include a private queen bedroom, a king bed ‘cozied’ into the corner of the loft and a sleeper sofa centrally located in the living room. You better bet that this winter oasis comes equipped with a fireplace, and soon, a game room including an air hockey table, a poker-card table and a Foosball table. 

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“The amount of positive reviews from some of our first guests has been astounding,” according to a press release from the Loft. 

Guests who have jumped to be some of the first to break in Hocking’s newest hub have all left their stay with reasons to return. 

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Allegra Czerwinski, a member of our Dayton.com team, stayed in the Loft for New Year’s Eve and couldn’t wait to tell us about it.

“We really enjoyed our stay and loved the vibe of the loft,” Czerwinski said. “It felt very private while still being central to downtown Logan. There’s even a pizza place within walking distance! The space itself was really clean, open and decorated thoughtfully.” 

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Considering hotel rates and pricey seasonal stays around the Hocking Hills area, the Rusty Lofts are hard to beat for a relaxing retreat at just $87 per night.

The Lofts are available for booking Monday through Sunday. In order to book visit,  you may visit airbnb.com or call their office number at 614.245.8267.

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Here’s how you can get a FREE drink of frozen lemonade for Summer Solstice today

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 9:10 AM

Dunkin' Donuts has a new frozen lemonade drink available in original and strawberry flavors. CONTRIBUTED
Dunkin' Donuts has a new frozen lemonade drink available in original and strawberry flavors. CONTRIBUTED

Nothing is more refreshing than frozen lemonade in the summertime. 

That’s why Dunkin’ Donuts is making the longest day of the year, possibly the coolest day as well.

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Dunkin’ Donuts is hosting a special nationwide Frozen Lemonade tasting event today, Thursday, June 21.

You’re invited to chill out and enjoy a complimentary sample (3.5-ounce) from 10 AM to 2 PM, while supplies last.

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Frozen Lemonade is Dunkin’ Donuts’ newest way to seize and freeze the day.

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The frozen beverage is available in two flavors, Original and Strawberry, both made with real fruit juice for a delightful frozen refreshment.

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Introduced last month, Frozen Lemonade will be served through summer at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout the country. 

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Break out the newspaper! Here are 3 local shrimp boils to get you through hot days 

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

Scatter the shrimp boil ingredients on your finest linen (not!), and make sure you have plenty of napkins nearby. (Contributed by LibbyVision.com)
Scatter the shrimp boil ingredients on your finest linen (not!), and make sure you have plenty of napkins nearby. (Contributed by LibbyVision.com)

Don’t fight the heat! Use it to your tummy’s advantage. 

Three dining opportunities are coming up that will allow you to eat seafood on newspaper. 

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Mark your calendars for these three shrimp boils:

Here are the details:

WHAT: Summer Seafood Boil

WHERE: The Wandering Griffin, 3725 Presidential Drive,  Beavercreek

WHEN: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 30  

COST: $59.99 per person. Tickets available on Eventbrite.


“The full menu includes...
- an endless pot of seafood boil with shrimp, mussels, crab, andouille sausages, potatoes and corn
- four drink tickets redeemable for beer, wine or well-liquor drinks”

MORE INFORMATION: (937) 956-5216| FacebookWebsite

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Slow cookers are great for making all kinds of party-friendly dishes, including a Cajun shrimp boil, from “The Great American Slow Cooker Book,” by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough.(Eric Medsker)

WHAT: Guest Chef Anne Kearney's Shrimp Boil 

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WHERE: JD Legends, 65 Millard Drive, Franklin

WHEN: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, July 1 

COST: $22 per person. Tickets available on Eventbrite.

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“As part of a week long celebration of our 15 year party JD Legends presents chef Anne Kearney . You can come at 6pm or 7pm. Seating is first come first serve on the patio.

Kearney describes her cooking with the motto "Food of Love". With a background at Bistro at the Maison de Ville and Peristylewith John Neal and as line cook and culinary assistant at Emeril Lagasse's Emeril's, she was given the opportunity to purchase Peristyle from Neal's estate in 1995. She rose to national recognition and later was honored in 2002 with a James Beard Foundation award as "Southeast Regional Best Chef". Kearney's food is an American interpretation of Provençal bistro fare.”

MORE INFORMATION: (937) 746-4950 | FacebookWebsite

WHAT: Shrimp Boil for Wright Dunbar

WHERE: West Third Street in the Wright-Dunbar business District, Dayton 

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WHEN: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 28  

COST: $30 per person. Tickets available on Planned2give.

(Ticket includes shrimp boil dinner and two beer tickets.) 

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“The full menu includes...

Celebrate summer with a low key fundraiser for Wright Dunbar by joining us for a Shrimp Boil. We'll cook up the shrimp, corn, and sausage, have plenty of cole slaw and potato salad. Don't be afraid to dig in and peel some shrimp, drink some ice cold brews and enjoy.
Thanks to our friends at Bonbright Distributors, we'll be featuring the beers of New Belgium Brewing and our friends at Gordon Food Service are helping to make this possible.

MORE INFORMATION: (937) 956-5216| FacebookWebsite

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Here’s how you can get FREE lasagna from Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 12:42 PM

Carrabba's lasagne. (Source: Carrabba's Facebook)
Jennifer Davick
Carrabba's lasagne. (Source: Carrabba's Facebook)(Jennifer Davick)

Starting today through July 1, Carrabba’s Italian Grill is offering a free lasagna deal when you buy one of three signature dishes.

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Chicken Bryan is one of the favorite dishes at Carrabba’s Italian Grill. Photo credit: Carrabba’s Italian Grill


Choose from wood-grilled Chicken Bryan, savory Chicken Marsala, or creamy Pollo Rosa Maria. With your purchase, you can take home an order of lasagne for later. This special can be found on their Carrabba’s Today, Carrabba’s Tomorrow menu. 

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900 Miamisburg Centerville Rd., Washington Township


3949 Trueman Blvd., Hilliard

5152 Merten Drive, Mason

8460 Lyra Drive, Columbus

7500 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati 

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Where to eat and drink before and after the Dayton Air Show

Published: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 @ 1:59 PM
Updated: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 5:27 PM

Dayton is teeming with great things to do. Here are some of our favorites in downtown Dayton. Video by Amelia Robinson

The 2018 Vectren Dayton Air Show is taking over the Dayton International Airport on Saturday and Sunday, June 23th and 24th. 

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>>Hungry at the Air Show? Check out these Vandalia-area restaurants

While concessions will be offered at the air show itself, there's a plethora of nearby food and dining options that will please your palate.

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform during the Vectren Dayton Air Show held at the Dayton International Airport, Sunday, June 29, 2014. GREG LYNCH / STAFF(Staff Writer)

Here are the top places we’d pick to visit for food, drinks and/or fun while around the Airport, and a favorite worth driving back to Dayton for.


Scene 75 is the place if you're looking for some indoor fun for the family (or just grown-ups). Head over for arcade games, laser tag, go karts, adult beverages, mini-golf and more.


Bunkers Bar and Grill in Vandalia is one of the many sports bars that are gearing up for the Flyers game Wednesday on the heels of St. Patrick's Day. JIM WITMER/STAFF(Jim Witmer)

Bunkers is another sure bet for the sports bar fan that has great wings and a fantastic selection of beers. Bunkers is a multiple-time winner in our annual Best of Dayton poll in categories including sports bar, wings, Bloody Mary’s among others.  

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Hairless Hare Brewery

Another Best of Dayton winner, this craft brewery doesn’t fail to disappoint. 

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If you’re looking for a quick bite:

Vandalia (near I-75 and I-70)

(Marshall Gorby/Staff)
Englewood (near I-70)

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