Dayton City-Wide Yard Sale
Saturday, July 22, 2017
To sign up: www.daytonky.com/yard-sale/ or call 491-1600
Spaces available for rent at Memorial Park for $10
There are more than 100 yard sales being held this year, so if you enjoy the thrill of the hunt half as much as I do, make sure to get up bright and early to find some great bargains.
And if you're into some neat little crafts, stop by 614 McKinney to see what Ruth has been doing during her summer break from school. Lots of stuff...photo holders, fridge magnets, pillows, vases, wall canvases and planters.
Cicadas can cause stomach upset if eaten by your dog. There was a report of a dog dying from eating cicadas, but that dog ate 300 of them! Basically the exoskeleton of the cicada does not digest easily so eating a bunch will cause a blockage just as a toy, bone or ball could. So do not allow your dog to pig out on cicadas and it will be fine.
It is the season for baby deer to be left in the craziest spots. Mother deer will leave them under cars, in drive ways, by the pool, on decks, and in fenced-in back yards. Many times I need to move babies for their own safety. They will walk right into a pool and drown, they will fall into window wells, and they can get hit by cars if left in driveways and under cars in the street. It is perfectly ok to pick up a baby and move it to a safer location. HOWEVER, you can not take it in the house and let the kids and dogs see it. You do not want to alter the baby’s smell. So don’t hold it close to you or cuddle with it. Simply pick it up and place it in a safer location. If you’re not comfortable moving the baby or you feel the baby may need intervention to survive. Please call me 859-292-3622.
Coyote are in the area and have been since deer have been here. Coyote are great about keeping themselves hidden. Please understand we need them. They are not out to get cats, kids or dogs. They do not like to fight for their food. So an adult cat usually has no worries. They like to eat small baby animals, rodents, injured or sick wildlife and they will sneak food from pet bowls that are fed outside. Dogs and coyote are attracted to each other during breeding. If you have an in-heat female dog, a coyote may come closer to your home than usual. Also if you have an intact male and the coyote come into heat in your area, he will be attracted. This may be dangerous, because he will have to fight other coyote for her. Another great reason to spay/neuter your pet and keep them contained to your property.
Barking dogs are one of my most common complaints. People want to enjoy their yards, or keep their windows open and just enjoy peace and quiet. When there is a barking dog in the neighborhood it can get on your nerves. Many people, with or without pets cannot handle the incessant noise. Frankly they should not have to. If you choose to be a pet owner, please remember your neighbors did not choose to be. They did not choose to have your pet in their neighborhood. Train your dogs, leave them inside when you can not monitor them and correct the barking. Even if you dog is an indoor dog, but only goes out to potty, but barks the majority of the time, your dog is a nuisance to someone. If you have multiple dogs, it helps with barking if you only allow one dog out at a time. Yes it’s more work on your part, but just opening the door and letting them all out to bark is lazy. Thank you for becoming a more respectable neighbor and responsible dog owner.
We still have the grant to spay and neuter cats for free! So far this year there has been a huge reduction in kittens. Call me if you have neighborhood cats that need spayed/neutered. 859-292-3622
Submitted by: Terri Baker, Animal Control Officer
Rain clouds were all around us as we put the boat in the river on August 8, 2008. We got set up just below Joe’s Crab Shack at 08:10 and a heavy drizzle stated at 08:15. We put on our plastic ponchos and sat it out. We had no bites and the sky cleared down river, so we headed to our favorite spot and had our lines in the water at 08:50. Joe hooked into the first fish of the day at 09:00. It was a nice channel cat that weighed in at 5 pounds and 23.5 inches long. Then my rod got hit at 09:05, and I boated a 4 pound channel cat that was 21.5 inches. This fish hit a 4 inch minnow I had as bait. Then the fish shut down for a while….no bites.
At 10:25 Joe’s rod had a hard hit as he hooked another 4 pound channel cat also 21.5 inches. At 11:00 I caught a 3.5 pound channel cat on French fries. It was only 20 inches long. Things were getting even better at 11:00 as Joe’s line got hammered; the fish was a 5 pound, 23 inch carp that gave Joe a hard fight.
At 11:50 my rod went down and when I pulled back, the line just kept going out! I knew I had a nice size fish at the other end. I was in no rush so just waited it out fighting the fish. I’d get some line,then it took some back, but in the end I got it into the boat. The fish was the biggest fish of the year, a nice 15 pound Bluecat measuring 33 inches long!
That day on the river answered one question for me; now I know Red Hot Smokies will get big fish! I was worn out by that fish so we decided to call it a day. All of Joe’s fish were caught with the Smokies and my big fish as well, so I suggest having it as back-up bait whenever you hit the river. We headed home at 12:15 with a good smile of a nice rewarding time on the river.
View this link from one of our better fishing days just a few years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_161Q-S-3fQ
Submitted by: Norb Wormald
About the author: Norb Wormald is a Dayton resident who has been fishing for catfish on the Ohio River for over 60 years. He is the author of two E-Kindle books, “Rod Bending Catfish” and “Shop to Save”. Norb is also webmaster for Cincinnati Catfishing, www.cincinnaticatfishing.com
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. By the time you read this article, our 4th of July holiday will have passed. You have heard me mention more than once about leaving fireworks to the pros. I know there were lots of fantastic firework displays throughout the area and I hope you took advantage of those displays. I also know it can look like WWIII with all the home fireworks going off, so I hope everyone used good judgment and enjoyed a safe holiday.
With lots of summer still left I know many of you are considering a camping trip or an overnight stay at your favorite camping ground. If you use a tent I need to ask, “How flammable is your tent”? Most tents, even those that are labeled flame resistant, will burn, so keep all sources of heat or flames at a safe distance. I would still buy a flame-resistant tent. Here are some other camping safety tips:
1.) Pitch your tent at least 15 feet upwind from grills and fireplaces.
2.) Have an escape plan, and be prepared to cut your way out of the tent if a fire occurs.
3.) Use only battery-operated lights in or near tents and campers.
4.) NO GRILLS OR FIRES inside your tent or camper, Carbon Monoxide is present in these fires and being overcome because of CO is NO way to enjoy a camping adventure.
5.) Keep a fire extinguisher or container of water available at all times.
6.) Maintain at least a three-foot clear area, free of leaves, dry grass, pine needles, etc., around grills, fireplaces and tents.
7.) Before leaving the campsite or going to bed, thoroughly extinguish all fires, and turn off fuel lanterns and stoves.
8.) Hey kids, remember when Fireman Joe taught you STOP-DROP and ROLL? Your next family camping trip is a great opportunity to remember or even show Mom or Dad and your guests how you can put out a clothing fire.
9.) Use only electrically operated lights in camping trailers.
10.) Keep cooking and heating equipment in safe condition.
11.) Check all gas connections and fume vents. Keep a fire extinguisher available at all times, especially when cooking, but keep it by the camper/trailer exit door.
12.) A fire escape plan with your family on the camp site is important.
Lastly, remember in case of a fire; get everyone to safety before calling for help or attempting to extinguish the flames. Don't forget; fire spreads very fast, especially in dry and congested areas. I don't want to burst anyone's bubble, but next month we will talk about Back-to-School Safety. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Dayton Schools is pleased to announce Readifest 2017! It will be held on Wednesday, August 9th from 1:00 to 3:00 in the Margaret Erl Activity Center at Lincoln Elementary School. Readifest is a back-to-school readiness event that highlights school and community resources available to all Dayton students and their families. Booths will be set up for all participants to visit.
Basic student school supplies will be distributed at the booths. An adult must accompany children. Our CARE Closet will also be available to offer some clothing items. For further information, or if your agency or organization would like to participate, please contact either Gina Byrd, Dayton FRC Director at 292-7492 or Sherri Chan, Dayton YSC Coordinator at 292-7486 by August 1st.
Healthpoint Family Care at LES
We are pleased to announce that the Dayton Healthpoint Family Care School Based Health Center at Lincoln Elementary School will be open on August 7th, 10th and 15th , from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. If your child needs updated immunizations, school physicals, or well care visits, we will be available. The SBHC also provides sports physicals for all ages.
The Commonwealth of Kentucky requires all students entering school for the first time (Preschool or Kindergarten) and all incoming sixth graders to have updated immunization certificates and physical examinations prior to the first day of school. If your child will be enrolling in Dayton Schools from another state, they will need a current Kentucky Immunization certificate and school physical prior to starting school.
Please contact Gina Byrd, Family Resource Center Director, at 292-7492 to schedule your appointment. Appointments will be filled on a first come, first served basis. 2017-18 SBHC enrollment packets will be available in the office of Lincoln Elementary. Parents or guardians must fill out the packet prior to your appointment.
Submitted by: Gina Byrd
Chris and Bonnie Peebles, owners of Joel’s Place, a nonprofit consignment shop, will be opening in Bellevue on Saturday, July 29th. The concept of Joel’s Place involves creating an enjoyable venue for people in the local and surrounding neighborhoods to change out and exchange their used furnishings and make a little money for their effort. Part of the money that Joel’s Place brings in from commissions will benefit worthy charities. Chris and Bonnie believe Bellevue offers a one of a kind locale where Joel’s Place will fit right in with the other unique shops.
Joel’s Place is a DBA under City On A Hill, Inc. which is a faith based 501c3 organization which has done other charitable nonprofit works in the states of Ohio, North Carolina and Delaware and the Dominican Republic. Joel’s Place is looking to donate a percentage of proceeds to nonprofit charities in the area that are endeavoring to better communities and serve others. They will make a donation quarterly. The percentage and nonprofits chosen will be determined by their Board of Directors. In order for Joel’s Place to be successful, they are hoping that Bellevue and the neighboring communities will embrace the concept of a nonprofit consignment shop.
Joel’s Place will offer a variety of upscale eclectic home furnishings and accessories, fashionable jewelry and original artwork that can be purchased at an attractive price. The shop will open on Saturday, July 29th at 11 a.m. Along with consigned items for sale, Joel’s Place will offer coffee and signature pastries created exclusively for their shop. Items for consignment will be received at the shop daily starting Saturday, July 1st from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. or you can call for an appointment at 859-227-2341 or 859-227-2789.
Chris and Bonnie suggest if you are remodeling, redecorating or cleaning out the attic or storage area and feel like it’s time to change some things, to please consider consigning your better quality possessions. They will display and promote your items in a professional manner and, in turn, you will receive a check after your item sells and you will have the satisfaction of knowing part of your purchase or consignment helps a worthy cause.
Investing in the community is very important to Chris and Bonnie. They want to become part of the community and inspire people to work together, encourage relationships with other organizations and help build a stronger community.
Do you know the identities of anyone in the above photograph? If so, contact us at https://www.facebook.com/daytonkymuseum/
A gift to our city from legendary Dayton historian Charlie Tharp, the Dayton Heritage Museum is a great place to learn about the history of our great city. A visit to the museum on the 2nd and 4th Saturday each month will leave you looking forward to more future visits. Charlie’s passion for Dayton is evident in this video he made many years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH6GxdQuJvM
We provide tours and access to records for school and community projects. We provide oversight for students who are required to fulfill community hours. We provide a place to honor the memorabilia and artifacts of our citizens, both past and present. We also offer internships for high school and college students interested in community development and organization.
We are accepting donations of artifacts that pertain to the history of Dayton. Please contact us through Dayton City offices at: 859-491-1600 visit the website at: http://www.daytonky.com