Kahil Mulla, who has advertised in The Dayton Community News as a Sibcy Cline agent for 3 years now, has recently joined the team at Hand in Hand Realty. Look for his new ad in our March edition.
If you are looking to buy or sell a home and want excellent service, Kahil is the man to call. Kahil is now certified to practice in both Ohio and KY. If you are a first-time home buyer and need someone to walk you through the process of making one of the biggest decisions of your life, give Kahil a call at 859-609-2012
Photo Left to Right: Niki Plavsic, Owner The Salon Shop & Brow Bar, Dayton Mayor Virgil Boruske, Council Member Denny Lynn, Council Member Bill Burns, Dayton Main Street Manager Robert Yoder, Dayton Clerk/Treasurer Donna Ledger.
The Salon Shop & Brow Bar celebrated its grand opening at noon on Friday, February 10th with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new salon is located at 513 Sixth Avenue, in the Dayton Main Street District. The Salon Shop & Brow Bar is owned by Dayton resident Niki Plavsic. Niki has built a strong following as an independent hairdresser in Dayton for the past four years. The City of Dayton partnered with Niki in opening the new salon through assistance from the City of Dayton's Community Commercial Advantage Program (CCAP) Incentive Program. Best wishes to Niki!
Niki Plavsic, Owner - The Salon Shop & Brow Bar
At the time of writing this article, the Dayton Girls basketball team is really on a roll. After beating Calvary Christian 61-8 at home to clinch at least a share of the Division III NKAC Championship, they can clinch it outright tonight. This is the first time in 20 years they have clinched the conference championship.
First year Coach Steve Hunt has done a great job of taking the team to the next level by getting them to believe in themselves. If this year is an indication of what’s to come, the future looks bright for Lady Devil Basketball. With balanced scoring, the 15 – 8 team is led by Mallory Kubala, Megan Downard, Reba Sanders and Grace Workman.
Dayton will host Bellevue in their conference finale on February 9 in a game that will be held for a great cause, as it will be Cancer Awareness Night for the two river city rivals. All proceeds from the game will benefit Danielle Duke, who is bravely battling brain cancer.
Dayton Alumni…We are looking for you!
We know that the community of Dayton and Dayton Independent Schools has a strong and proud history that includes many distinguished alumni going on to do many great things. Exposing our current students to successful alumni helps to inspire them to believe that they too, can do great things!
We are working with a group of alumni to start an engaged Alumni Association to Inspire, Engage, and Grow our Students. The first step in this process is to create a database. We have created a link on our webpage for alumni to register.
Once you are on this page you will go to “register” and fill out the information. We greatly appreciate the continued support of our community and look forward to engaging at higher levels with our wonderful alumni.
Proudly serving as Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools
BELLEVUE, KY – JANUARY 31, 2017 – Winter Carnival IN VUE returns for a third year to Bellevue ’s Historic Fairfield Avenue Business District on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, bringing with it even more family-friendly carnival fun than last year’s event.
Fire-eater, magician, balloon twister, tarot reader, photo booth, more headline fun
The roving Pickled Brothers perform feats of fire-eating and sword swallowing. Presto Paul the magician executes tableside magic. A balloon twister, tarot card reader and face painters add to the fun. The Say Cheese Photobooth will be parked in the 400 block for everyone to capture a memory of the day.
Winter Carnival kicks off at 11 a.m. with a Princess and Superhero Parade led by Fairy Godmother and departing from Siam Orchid at 511 Fairfield Avenue. (Children are encouraged to dress up as their favorite princess or superhero character.) Willy Wonka visits at 11:15 a.m. to drop a golden ticket into the Witt’s End Candy Emporium Mystery Box; whoever draws the ticket will win a $50 cash prize.
Le Sorelle Boutique is planning to hand out Princess and Superhero Goody Bags. Darkness Brewing is giving away one of its Stainless Steel Double-Walled Darkness Brewing Growlers ($50 value). At Schneider’s Sweet Shop, one lucky winner will walk away with a 2-lb box of Homemade Assorted Chocolates. Other giveaways are planned and visitors may enter drawings at participating Fairfield Avenue merchants.
Additionally, there will be food specials, like milk shakes and malts on sale at Schneider’s Sweet Shop and knotty dogs at The Pretzel Place, and Midway-style games, including Swedish Fish Bowl at Witt’s End Candy Emporium. Fun and activities are planned at various shops along Fairfield Avenue.
Sponsored by United Bank & Capital Trust Company (formerly Citizens Bank of Northern Kentucky) and Cleves and Lonnemann Jewelers, Winter Carnival IN VUE is free and open to the public. The event takes place – indoors and out – from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 18. (Note: Rain date is Saturday, March 11.) Check the www.ShopBellevueKy.com website for more details and updates about Winter Carnival Winter Carnival IN VUE 2017.
Submitted by: Kathy Witt / Co-Chair - Winter Carnival IN VUE
Adapted from naesp.org........Executive function is a fancy term for skills that help your child make plans, control behavior, and set goals. Your child’s growing brain, as Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child describes it, is like a busy airport, and executive function is its air traffic control system. It allows a child to focus on an activity, remember details, and manage their time — all critical tasks for success in school.
The 7 essential executive function skills children need, according to researcher and author Ellen Galinsky, are: Focus and self-control; Perspective taking; Communicating; Making connections; Critical thinking; Taking on challenges; and Self-directed, engaged learning. Read on for answers to common questions about these skills.
How can I tell if my child struggles with executive function? Since executive function involves a set of skills, there is no single test to identify executive function problems. Generally, a child may have executive function weakness if she or he has trouble:
Are executive function problems a learning disability? No. But many people with learning disabilities tend to struggle with executive function. Individuals with ADHD, autism, or other behavioral disorders might have trouble with executive function, as well.
If my child is struggling with executive function, what are my first steps to address it? Consider which skills seem to present the biggest problems for your child. Contact your child’s teachers to discuss how these issues may be impacting his or her school performance. Together, you can devise school and homebased strategies.
Is my sixth-grader too old to strengthen his or her executive function skills? No! Though a child begins to develop executive function skills in infancy, his or her brain continues to develop through adolescence and into adulthood. It is never too late to help your child develop skills and processes to support learning.
How can I reinforce good executive function skills at home? One of the simplest and most fun is to play games. Simon Says, for instance, teaches learners to follow instructions; storytelling games boost communication; what-if and imaginative games challenge children to consider new perspectives; and memory games help children retrieve information.
How can I help my child complete schoolwork? Make a checklist for navigating assignments. For a child struggling with executive function skills, the steps necessary to complete a task might not be clear. Define them specifically. For instance: get out pencil and paper; put name on paper; read directions, etc. Encourage your child to write the due date at the top of each assignment as a visual reminder. At home, make a visual calendar with deadlines for projects.
Submitted by: Brittney Howell
Director of Special Education/Early Childhood Learning
Holy Trinity School serves the children of Dayton, Bellevue, and Newport. This past week they celebrated Catholic Schools Week.
Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of all aspects of Catholic education. During this week, each day is designated to celebrate a facet of the Catholic school community. That can include celebrating the parish, students, teachers, parents, volunteers, etc. Many fun activities were planned for the week. Holy Trinity School kicked off their week with a skate party held in the junior high gym. Their Parents Club hosted a dinner followed by family game night. Students appreciated a homework-free day and also had a "Penny War" raising funds for charity.
Submitted by: Betsy Miglio
I have lived here in Northern Kentucky all of my 70 years. I started catfishing with my dad back in the late 1950's. There were a number of times that we fished over night with my uncle and dad's friend that combined camping out and the thrill of hooking a catfish during the night. At that time the Ohio River level was much lower with a lot of bank area to walk along. My dad referred to this as “hunting the catfish down". Now with large dams on the Ohio River the open river bank areas are very small.
I fished from the bank most of the time up till the 80's. Then my dad and I got a small 14 ft. fishing boat for catfishing. Over the years we fished up the river to places that had ramps to launch our boat. I now fish from the boat within a few miles of the Downtown Cincinnati area of the river. I only fish from the bank when fishing for some Skipjacks for bait. I have the same old boat for my trips around down town Cincinnati. I AM NOT a fishing guide; just an old guy that likes to catch some catfish.
I have written a book "Rod Bending Catfish" containing information about catfishing within a few miles of Cincinnati on the Ohio River. The book covers my 60 years of experience while fishing on the Ohio River for catfish. It has tips on baits, spots to fish and types of catfish around the Cincinnati area. It is my intention that the information in my book will help folks catch more and bigger catfish on their trips on the river. Until next time, I wish everyone "Tight Lines".
Submitted by: Norbert Wormald
Author of Kindle E-Books “Rod Bending Catfish”
Honor Roll: Skye Buttery, Charles Chambers, Mason Fromeyer, Caden Hamblin, Peyton Hopper, Lillie Lewis, Neveah Naranjo, Kierston Reynolds, Madison Reynolds, McKenzie Sullivan, Leana Tucker, Devan Volkering, Abigail Fletcher, Samuel Garcia, Rianna Gilbert, Lace Holt, Lauren Holt, Kailah Johnson, Mason Johnson, Kaylee Marimon, Ryeli Mastruserio, Marquise Mayes, Kaydence Mullins, Alexis Rue, Zoe Sparks, London Vance, Brooke Vaughn-Frederick, Ethan Whalen, Learia Agueros, Rilan Alcorn, Destiny Ballard, Braden Bickers, Arianna Clark, Saleen Flannery, Braden Fromeyer, McKenzie Gifford, Madalyn Groves, James Hamlin, Micah Harrison, Lucas Hundemer, Aiden King, Russell McIntyre, Haidyn Sanchez, Vadim Stepanov, Thomas Stewart, Derrick Turner, Riley Hutchison, Jersie McIntosh
Super Honor Roll: Kevin Buemi, Nikki Lin, Elijah Cabrera, Hargus Crank, Caleb Crutchfield, Mykalah Gaskins, Gannon south, Kendra Helfenstine, Joseph Klosterman, Taylour Thomas, Wyatt Willoughby, Landyn Hopper, Nate Naranjo, Addison Clifton, Peyton Young, Eric Iacobucci-Puchta, Caaron Poellnitz, Dominic Johnson, Owen Overman, Carson Reynolds, Tayah Smith, Gabriellle Leger.
December 2016 and January 2017 STARS of the MONTH.
Could it be time to edit our city logo? In 1791, Washington Berry married Alice Thornton Taylor, sister of Colonel James Taylor, founder of Newport. A year later, on the advice of his brother-in-law, Berry purchased 1000 acres of undeveloped riverside land from the heirs of Lt. Colonel George Muse, who was awarded the land for his service under General George Washington in the French and Indian Wars. That 1000 acre plot is now the city of Dayton.
Berry built a farm near the center of his property, and he established a lucrative ferry service from the landing at what is now Clay Street. This ferry transported freight and passengers that traveled through the old buffalo trail up the hill to the highlands. When Washington Berry died in 1813, he left the western half of his property to his wife, and the eastern half to be divided among his 9 children.
Berry’s family maintained the farm and ferry service, but over the next few years his son James Berry bought out his siblings’ shares of the eastern estate, in partnership with James McArthur and Henry Walker. They laid out the north-south-east west grid street plan and sold individual lots, and James established a hotel at the landing at Clay Street. They named their development Jamestown, and opened the first road in Campbell County, a toll road they named Jamestown Pike, following that old buffalo trail up the hill. The city of Jamestown was approved by Governor William Ownsley on March 1 1848.
Berry’s wife Alice sold her western half of the property to Lewis and Burton Hazen, and they sold off portions at a time, with each developer setting their own lot sizes and street layouts. They named this community Brooklyn, and on February 27 1849 Governor John Crittendon approved the establishment of the city of Brooklyn.
Over the next 10 years the development of both cities progressed rapidly. Industries such as rope-making, distilling, ferries, lumber, boat building, brickmaking, construction, and warehousing provided jobs for the hundreds of new residents moving in.
At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, loyalties in northern Kentucky were divided. Many residents were neutral, while others were loyalists to either the Union or Confederate side. Some families were divided, with members serving on both sides of the conflict. But the battles never reached this area, and with the boom in river trade supplying goods for the war efforts, employment was high, and the local economy was strong.
In the midst of the war in April 1862, the citizens of both Brooklyn and Jamestown took a vote on whether to merge the two cities into one to combine their resources. The merger was approved by an overwhelming 148-11 majority. But because of the political uncertainties the war brought, no steps were taken to legally complete the merger. After the war ended in 1865, industry and government began to return to normal, and the steps to legally merge the two cities resumed in 1866.
On Saturday March 9 1867, Governor Thomas Bramlette formally approved the merger of Brooklyn and Jamestown, to be combined under the new name of Dayton KY.
On Tuesday March 12 1867, the first city official meeting of the City of Dayton Kentucky was held. Anton Link was selected as Council President, and joining him on Council were J. M. McArthur, William Hasson, W. M. Donaldson, Charles A. Bird, John Reid, and J. W. Shanks. Theodore Kneven was selected as Dayton Kentucky’s first Mayor.
150 years later, the City of Dayton KY is still a vibrant and united community, with a rich history and a hopeful future.
Researched and submitted by: Joe Neary
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We would like to recognize Nolan Brooks as the DMS/DHS Athlete of the month. According to his coach, "Nolan Brooks he's a great teammate a hard working kid. One of the most respected kids I've ever coached." Nolan is also consistently on the honor roll and plans to play football in the fall, has participated in baseball and will be joining the track and field team in the spring as a new Pole Vaulter. Please congratulate Nolan for his exceptional work on his many fields of play and for getting it done in the classroom. We are proud to have Nolan as a 'student-athlete' at Dayton and look forward to what he will bring to our teams in the next few years!
Submitted by: Barbie Case Lukens, DHS Athletic Director
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