All of the hard work that Tim Hall and Crystal Johnson have put in over the past year in pursuit of their dream to open a family-friendly sports cafe has finally come to fruition, as the much anticipated Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening of Hometown Heroes Sports Cafe, located at 517 Sixth Street, will take place at noon on Monday, April 3.
While the walls are filled with awesome Dayton sports photos and memorabilia, Hometown Heroes also honors Dayton heroes outside of the scope of athletics with their honor board. Each year, 10 heroes will be added, all nominated and voted upon by the citizens of Dayton. These are the types of people who have spent their lives doing as the front door says, "Be the person you needed when you were little". In other words, honoring people who made an impact in your life while growing up in Dayton. In my mind's eye, I'm seeing Ed Bosch and Tom Brewer, the two best baseball coaches on earth.
With a non-smoking indoor capacity of 30 patrons and an outside bar and courtyard that will easily accommodate 60, there will be plenty of room and TV's for family and friends to gather for a bite to eat after games and perhaps a beverage or three. Starting out, Hometown Heroes will be open Monday - Friday from 4 p.m until 11 p.m. and Saturday from noon until midnight.
Both food and drink prices are very reasonable and a Daily Special will be offered as well. For a longer view of the menu, just hit the "Pause" button in the above slideshow. Congratulations to Tim and Crystal on job very well done!
Holy Trinity celebrated its 15th Annual Basketball Tournament by assigning a theme to every day of the week. Pictured above are some of Ms. Adams’ kindergarten class on “Hawaiian Day”. Other theme days included Crazy Hat Day, Red, White and Blue Day, and Crazy Sock Day.
Holy Trinity School is dedicated to working with parents and guardians in order to provide high quality Catholic education to their students. Holy Trinity is a Roman Catholic, kindergarten through eighth grade school and we are pleased to announce a Kindergarten Open House on Thursday, March 30 from 6-8 at our Bellevue location. All grade levels are invited to stop by and check it out as well. www.holytrinity-school.org
Submitted by: Betsy Miglio
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 2016-#7 CONCERNING THE REGISTRATION OF VACANT REAL PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY AND PROVIDING A PENALTY FOR THE VIOLATION THEREOF.
This ordinance amends Ordinance 2016-#7 concerning the registration of vacant property to allow for a deferment of one-hundred and eighty days for registering vacant property if the property is listed for sale by the property owner and an additional ninety day deferment of the initial registration fee if the property is listed for sale by the property or purchased for rehab and occupancy or resale. The ordinance is further amended to apply to all property within the City of Dayton, Kentucky.
I, Tom Edge, an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, acting as attorney for the City of Dayton, Kentucky, do hereby certify that this summary was prepared by me at the direction of the Council of the City of Dayton, and that said summary is a true and accurate summary of the contents of the ordinance.
Submitted by: Donna Leger, Clerk/Treasurer
If you have any questions, please call the clerks office at 859-491-1600
We would like to recognize Michelle Litzler as the February Employee of the Month! Ms. Litzler exudes enthusiasm and extra effort in all that she does at Lincoln Elementary school for both the students and the staff. She is always one of the first staff members to volunteer to help organize and orchestrate exciting, new opportunities for our students and their families.
Ms. Litzler goes out of her way to put others first through her acts of kindness, attention to detail, and her ALWAYS giving nature. Ms. Litzler has been a strong member of our LES staff for the past eight years, and is always willing to give of her time and talents to ensure that the students and staff feel her support. This year she sits on the LES SBDM Council, and she is also the Secretary for the PTC. We sincerely appreciate Ms. Litzler’s willingness to help make LES the best place for EVERYONE!
To quote one nomination, “Michelle is an awesome teacher. She truly cares for the kids. She goes above and beyond in the classroom. She is a member of the PTC, SBDM, and other various after school activities. She is thoughtful and caring. She is always a smiling face to meet in the hallway. She truly has the students and staffs best interest at heart. I love working with her!”
Another nomination stated, “Michelle's classroom is always so engaging and fun. She is very thoughtful and always thinks of her colleagues. She is always willing to help and share her great ideas. The kids love her and her classroom environment is very welcoming and warm. She is always an advocate for her students. She wants to provide her students with every opportunity to succeed.”
Congratulations Michelle and thank you for all that you do!
Submitted by: Jay Brewer, Superintendent
Anyone who has cat-fished for a while can relate to these experiences: The other week I was fishing for over two hours without a bite. The sun was putting a glare on the water, so I decided to look for my sunglasses. I picked up my fishing gear backpack and started opening it. I had to look down into the different sections before I locate the sunglasses. As I looked up I saw my rod just being whipped back and forth, almost coming out of the rod holder. I have never seen a rod hit so hard! It took me a second or so before I reacted to get the rod out of the holder. I picked it up expecting another hard run, nothing! I got the line back in and saw that the 30 pound test line had been snapped.
This reminded me of a past fishing trip with my brother. We had no action for hours, so we decided to eat our lunch. My brother just got his sandwich to his mouth when his rod bent over. He dropped his sandwich and pulled back the rod. He came up empty, and needless to say, the next few words out of his mouth were not very friendly.
Truth be told, sometimes the catfish just want to tease you! They bite and tighten up the line, but just as you get set to pull, they drop the bait. They keep this up for longer than you can endure. When you check your line, the bait is usually just hanging on by a thread or cleaned off. I am certain nearly every person who fishes for catfish has similar stories. Just how they know when YOU are distracted by something is beyond me!
Submitted by Norb Wormald, firstname.lastname@example.org
Webmaster for Cincinnati Catfishing www.cincinnaticatfishing.com
and author of Kindle e-book "ROD BENDING CATFISH"
Monday, March 6th – First Day of the 4th Quarter
Monday, March 13th – Spring MAP Testing begins at LES
Monday, March 13th – Pasta for Pennies Campaign begins
Wednesday, March 15th – 6th grade field trip to Frankfort, Kentucky
Thursday, March 16th – Parent/Teacher Conferences from 3:00 – 7:00 pm (Report cards)
Friday, March 17th – No School
Tues. March 22nd and Wed. March 23rd – Preschool field trip to the Childrens Museum
Thursday, March 23rd – SBDM Meeting @ 4:30 pm in the LES Media Center
Saturday, March 25th – Queen City Classic Chess Tournament at Paul Brown Stadium
Thursday, March 30th – 3rd grade field trip to the Cincinnati Zoo
Thursday, March 30th – Kindergarten Registration Event from 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Thanks Mom and Dad for making me a Zero!
I want to thank my mom and dad for making me a zero. That’s right, a zero. We most often associate being a zero with being a bad thing, but in this case it is a wonderful gift! Let me explain!
Recent studies into Adverse Childhood Experiences has created a wealth of research into how early childhood experiences impact our physical, emotional, and mental well-being later in life. These experiences go beyond the small challenges of childhood that create resilience. Adverse Childhood Experiences are the scary, chronic, and unpredictable stressors a child faces. These experiences occur in an environment that lacks the support of an adult that is capable of supporting them and navigating them successfully through these troubling times. This groundbreaking research study, known as the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, or ACE study, demonstrates a clear scientific link between many types of childhood adversity and the adult onset of physical disease and mental health disorders.
Part of the study is a ten item questionnaire that asks about experiences that happen to you prior to your eighteenth birthday. These questions cover areas such as: household dysfunction, neglect, or abuse. The first five questions are personal and have to do with physical and emotional stressors a child experiences such as: having a parent who insulted, humiliated, or made you feel emotionally afraid; or having a parent who hit, pushed, slapped, or touched you sexually. The next five questions have to do with family members and include areas such as: the loss of a parent due to separation or divorce, a family member being sent to prison, witnessing one’s mother being abused, and having someone in the home suffering from addiction, depression, suicide, or mental/behavioral problems.
For more information or to take the actual 10 item questionnaire you can visit: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/index.html or google Adverse Childhood Experience study.
The research clearly indicates that “time does not heal all wounds”. Our kids deserve a childhood free from neglect, trauma, and abuse. I want to challenge our parents and adult caregivers to reflect on the score they will “gift” to their children. I want to thank my parents for giving me a perfect score of “zero”. I hope I can gift my three kids the same “zero”.
Proudly serving as Superintendent of Dayton Independent Schools
This is a Test!
This is a test? What do you mean? We are not in school anymore. Our test days are done! Right? Wrong! We are put to tests every single day. It is totally up to us to pass them. How are we tested, you might ask. Let me give you an example: Going way back to the beginning with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, they lived in a beautiful place that was filled with many wonderful things. They had but one rule to follow, “Don’t eat the apples from that tree.” It would be easy enough to avoid one tree, right? In walks Satan. He tempts them and tells them how wonderful the apples are, what great color they have and how shiny they are. And God didn’t really say not to eat the apples. We know what happened in this test; Adam and Eve failed.
We are all put through these type tests every single day. When we are going through dark times, Satan pops up to derail us, to lead us to short cuts. These short cuts do not exist. We need to avoid Satan and stay the course, and have faith that God will lead us through the dark times. Temptations also show up right in the middle of good times. They can be so hard to avoid. Satan makes them look so appealing. We must keep our eyes toward God and we will come out on top.
Many times we do not pass the test the first time around. But God does not give up on us, but instead, he gives us second chances. Do not give up! This can be a test of character. Sometimes when temptations arise, we wonder what is God trying to do to us? This is Satan trying to trick us. Stay in faith! Love God with all your heart and you will pass the test!
In other news, 1st Presbyterian Church continues to be a blessing to the community. For the Super Bowl, our church collected over 650 pounds of non-perishable food for local food pantries. We would also like to invite you to our Good Friday events: At 4:30 we will walk with members to symbolize Jesus’ journey. At 5:30 we will hold a Pot Luck Dinner in Fellowship hall, followed by Good Friday service at 7 p.m. Please join us!
Submitted by: Melody Dilts
Spiritual Tidbits for March from Fr. Tim
March just marched in somewhat like a lamb. The first day of spring arrives on the 20th day of March. It seems winter never really took flight in early 2017. It just sort of fizzled out on the launch pad -- weather wise at least. However, winter illness is another story altogether. Winter bugs rampaged and took their toll on most all of us. Colds, flu, fever, sore throat, coughing, and so forth wreak havoc on our bodies.
Without doubt we know when our bodies are sick and we do our very best to locate a remedy. But what about our souls? Can our souls become sick? Can our souls be afflicted? Absolutely. Sin affects and makes our soul ill just like the flu virus makes the body ill. Illness of the soul distorts a person’s relationship with our heavenly Father.
So what about a remedy for the soul? Where do we find a cure? We find a cure in the hospital of Holy Church. This winter, bodily illness kept many of our pews empty each Sunday. Sick individuals sought out remedies and a comfortable place for their bodies to recover. This Lenten Season should make us aware of our spiritual illness. Sick individuals should seek out remedies and a holy place for their souls to recover.
Will you seek respite at Holy Church? Will you be at the altar on Lenten Sunday’s in deep repentance? Will you be at Holy Church on Lenten Wednesdays in self-denial of worldly ventures? Do you have a Lenten goal? And even more importantly, will you tell others who do not know Christ where to come to heal their soul? Jesus Christ, the Great Physician, awaits all who will come. I hope and pray you have a beautiful and holy Lent.
~ Father Timothy Butler, Rector
Saint John the Evangelist is a parish of the Anglican Catholic Church. It is evangelical, but not Protestant. It is Catholic, but not Roman. It isn’t non-denominational. It is pre-denominational. It has believed, taught, defended and died for the Faith of the Apostles since the day of Pentecost nearly 2000 years ago in 33 A.D. Thus we believe what our Lord and Saviour taught, the Apostles disseminated, the Church Fathers authorized, and the Martyrs confirmed.
After a winter break, First Baptist Dayton’s Saturday contemporary worship service for the “Becomers” starts again on the third Saturday in March, and will be held on the first and third Saturdays at 6:30 p.m.
Are you one of those people who never go to church? You’ll be welcome here! Are you someone who works on Sunday or just don’t want to get up on Sunday morning? Here’s a worship service designed just for you! Do you want a more contemporary worship service? Come and check us out. Whatever your reason, you are invited to join us!
Happy 102nd Birthday to Betty Lightfoot!
Our oldest member, Betty Lightfoot, celebrated her 102nd birthday in February. Members signed a special banner and celebrated with her. Pictured above left to right are: Betty’s son Terry Lightfoot, Patty Pratt, Bro. Pastor Harold Pike, Betty Lightfoot, Clarence Lightfoot and Bud Fowler.
Submitted by: Gail Myers
As spring approaches and the days become longer, I hope to see our citizens spending more time outside enjoying some of our city’s great springtime traditions. I always look forward to St. Bernard’s Fish Fry during the Lenten Season, which is every Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. The Dayton Civic Club is working hard on planning its annual Easter Egg Hunt to be held at Gil Lynn Park on Saturday, April 8. The event will begin at 1 p.m. and is always a fun time for the kids and their families.
I’m excited to announce that our city is applying for a Recreational Trail Program Grant to build a network of hiking and biking trails in Sargeant Park. The plan for the trails will help us increase the usage of the park and provide residents with a way to get more active and enjoy the natural surroundings that the park offers. There will be a public meeting on the grant application at the Main Street meeting on Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall on the corner of Sixth and Main. If you’re interested in hearing more about the trails, please join us at the meeting.
Our Main Street Program has many good works going on for our city. We’ve received a $1,550 Urban Forestry Grant from the Campbell County Conservation District in support of the Main Street Program’s Tree Hab Project, so we will be planting trees throughout the city this fall. Also, the Main Street Program has ordered eight bike racks that will be installed in the Main Street District to be used by residents and the many cyclists who ride bikes in and through Dayton. Once the racks are installed, people will be able to stop, lock up their bikes and visit our shops and restaurants.
Until next month,
Congratulations to Lincoln Elementary fifth grader Alaysia Kennedy for becoming the 2017 LES Spelling Bee winner! Alaysia competed with the other classroom winners in grades 4 – 6 to win the annual spelling bee. All of this year’s spellers did an amazing job as the bee lasted well over an hour. On Saturday, March 18th, Alaysia will compete in the WCPO Scripps Howard Regional Spelling Bee at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy in Cincinnati. Congratulations to Alaysia and her parents, Brittany Lyle and Marcus Kennedy for this accomplishment. A special thanks to LES teacher, Jackie Ellison for serving as this year’s LES Spelling Bee Coordinator.
Submitted by: Heather Dragan, LES Principal
Lenten Fish Fry
Fish - Salmon Patties - Shrimp - Macaroni & Cheese
Sweet or Sour Cole Slaw......$7.00 per order
Carry Out Available
Every Friday in March & April 7
501 Berry Street Dayton, Kentucky
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