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Social Media Night At The Dayton Art Institute & Stephen Knapp's Lightpaintings Exhibit!

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On a lovely autumn evening, before setting forth on the Stoddard Avenue Pumpkin Glow two weeks ago, I was fortunate and most honored to be invited to another Social Media Night at the Dayton Art Institute celebrating the opening of Stephen Knapp's Lightpaintings exhibit.

Very, very exciting things coming up at one of the most cherished art museums in Dayton history.
By November 21, local artists can donate handcrafted ornaments to put on the DAI tree located in the General Motors Rotunda Entrance that will then be included in a special silent auction with proceeds benefiting the amazing DAI Summer Art Camp Scholarship Program. Further details here: Decorate The DAI Tree!
Other big changes and wonderful surprises afoot include renovation of The Cafe featuring new menu items and The Museum Store merging together into one beautiful cohesive gathering space opening in early December. It was quite impressive to get a sneak peek view of the construction- black and white elegance a…

40 Years Of RTA Plus Awesome Prize Pack Equals Thank You!

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Just last week on RTA's coveted 40th anniversary date- November 6th, the fares were 40 cents all day long- a much needed treat for passengers. Now we're on day 9 of 40 Facts About RTA, a special contest running on Facebook and Twitter for RTA rider fans.
Very excited to learn about this exciting promotion, I found these unveiled historic trivial bits quite interesting, especially considering that I have been a coveted bus fan (go trolley!) and have made some very kind driver friends over the years.
So here are the 9 exciting facts so far:

1.) The publicly-owned Miami Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) formed in 1970 and was controlled by trustees from Dayton, Oakwood and Kettering.

2.) During prolonged negotiations in the early 1970s, City Transit agreed to sell its property to the Miami Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) for under $3 million.

3.) On November 6, 1972 the Miami Valley Regional Transit Authority took over the operation of privately-operated Ci…

Happy Belated Halloween & the Stoddard Avenue Pumpkin Glow Highlights

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Happy November!
Hope everyone has had a pleasant Halloween- partaking and enjoying the magnificent costumes as well as candy galore, especially the marked down sugary madness soon to be happening at every grocery store.
Lord knows I cannot wait....
After a lovely evening at the Dayton Art Institute, I ventured right behind the museum for the traditional Stoddard Avenue Pumpkin Glow located atop of Grafton Hills, but since I foolishly forgot my memory card only a few pictures were taken of the splendidly carved pumpkins with their sweet cinnamon scented tea light candles wafting through the cool autumn evening.
Every year, it gets more and more wonderful just to see the wide range of talent and knife chiseling precision.