The City of Dayton, Kentucky is requesting Request for Proposals (RFP) from professional architect and/or engineering design consultants, firms and individuals to perform the task of designing construction plans for two (2) sidewalk enhancement projects:
PROJECT I - Design of a new sidewalk system from 7th Avenue to Chateau Drive and from Belmont Road to Ervin Terrace including designs for the installation of ornamental and safety lighting.
PROJECT II – Design of Sidewalk “bump-out” enhancements to the 500 & 600 blocks of 6th Avenue, including designs for the installation of ornamental lighting, trees and other aesthetics.
Said Requests for Proposals shall be enclosed in a sealed envelope, marked “Dayton – 2016 Major Sidewalk Enhancement Project”, and must be delivered to the CITY OF DAYTON CLERKS OFFICE, 514 SIXTH AVENUE, DAYTON, KENTUCKY 41074 no later than 4:00pm ET, OCTOBER 27, 2016.
Said requests will be evaluated and referred to the City Administrator for recommendations to the Dayton City Council. The Dayton City Council has the right to reject any and all bids. The owner reserves the right to waive any informality.
Further information and a complete Request for Proposal package can be obtained at the Dayton City Building, 514 Sixth Avenue, Dayton, Kentucky 41074 or by contacting the City Administrator at 859-491-1600 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Histories on the Square was a big success. The only thing missing was The Old Cottonwood Tree as a crowd of over 40 people gathered at Monument Square from 6 - 7:30 p.m. on September 22 to hear some great stories told by six Dayton natives who shared their stories and experiences of living in Dayton. And the cookies from Kate's Catering were amazing as usual.
Moderated by Tina Neyer, the evening started with Mary Lou Cline explaining how dealing with floods was just a part of living in Dayton. Next up was Vera (Perry) Stuck, who spoke about how her mother was head nurse at Speers Hospital. Did you know the Dayton Eagles building started out as the home of the Speers family?
DHS 1966 State Football Champions Jim Parker and Larry Wiseman were also there to recap that magical season with recollections of big plays from the final two playoff games. They also spoke very highly of Head Coach Ray King and Coach Tom Hood, who always kept the team motivated with his high-spirited practice drills.
Harry Tucker then covered the history of White's Food Market from the beginning up until the final days. In its heyday, he recalled how on Friday nights the butcher counter would have 4 lines, 3 people deep. Also in attendance was cashier Joyce Fletcher, who nodded in agreement as Harry explained how the employees at Whites were one big happy family.
The final speaker of the evening was Reggie (Wagner) Glaser. Reggie told the inspiring story of Edward Henry Ahrens, a Dayton boy who ran the riverbank and grew up on Second Street with 3 sisters. Twenty-one years old when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, he joined the Special Forces and died a hero, killing 13 attacking Japanese and later having a ship named for him that was commissioned in 1943, the USS AHRENS.
Special thanks to Dayton native and photographer Tony Wagner for sharing these great pictures for the above slideshow.
Battling against the scourge of heroin and opiate addiction, as well as other life's hurts that are bringing Northern KY to its collective knees, Pastor Steve Cope and member Steve Volter, both natives of Dayton, KY at Heart of Worship Church in Highland Heights are doing their absolute best to give hope and healing to those in need. I am both happy and proud to call these men my friends and I hope the following information will guide all those in search of help and hope.
Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps people overcome their hurts, hang-ups, and habits. It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory. 25 years ago, Saddleback Church launched Celebrate Recovery with 43 people. It was designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. Celebrate Recovery has helped more than 17,000 people at Saddleback, attracting over 70% of its members from outside the church. Eighty-five percent of the people who go through the program stay with the church and nearly half serve as church volunteers. Celebrate Recovery is now in over 29,000 churches worldwide!
The Amaris Group seeks to be a beacon of hope for those struggling with the burden of addiction in Northern Kentucky. Through attention to the mind, body and spirit of those in recovery and their families, they create opportunities for full healing for both those struggling with substance abuse disorders and their families. Using a Christ centered approach to bring healing to persons suffering from substance abuse disorders and their families throughout Northern Kentucky, the Amaris Group aims to develop a plan for individual recovery within a state of the art collaborative environment. Please join them in prayer as they work to return Northern Kentucky to a drug free, safe and healthy home.
The Amaris Group is actively seeking donations to defray the cost of this startup and eventual location/locations. Please contact them via email at email@example.com or at 859-628-0277(text or call) and they will get back to you. Mailing address is 3001 Riggs Avenue in Erlanger, KY 41018. They are available for speaking engagements to churches.
Who doesn't like a good Dayton story? Bring your favorite blanket or lawn chair for an hour and a half stroll down memory lane, featuring stories by some of Dayton's finest people. Much like the "Stories of Dayton" event held on August 18, "Histories on the Square" will have you looking forward to the next event.
Be sure to remind all of your family friends about our 4th Annual Psalms Fest. This year we have received a SPECIAL REQUEST for donations at the gate. The Care Mission is in need of paper plates, cups, napkins and plastic dinnerware ( knives, spoons, and forks). These will be used for feeding the homeless and others who need a hot meal. Also don't forget we will be accepting non perishable food items to help stock their pantry, so please share this post to help get the word out to as many people as possible. Thanks for all of your support and we will be seeing you tomorrow, September 17th at Gil Lynn Park.
God Bless.............................Rick Frank
Congratulations to Linda (Meyer) and Dave Shoemaker for being chosen as the Dayton Civic Club Yard of the Month for September. Linda and Dave reside at 314 5th Avenue and have owned this cute little home for 38 years. They have been married for 42 years and have 3 grown children, Frank, Sarah and Lisa with 8 grandchildren to enjoy. Linda is a life long resident of Dayton and her husband Dave grew up in Newport.
What makes their home unique is the adorable cow sitting in their front yard making it look like a cute country setting in a quaint little neighborhood. The story of how the Shoemaker's got their cow as Linda will tell you, she went on a retreat and asked her husband to buy her one of those little ducks that you sit on the porch. When she came home she was surprised to see a 300 pound cow on her front porch.
What a great sense of humor this couple must have! They recently moved it to the front yard so more people can enjoy it and it was brought to the attention of the Civic Club. So if you happen to ride by 314 5th Avenue, make sure you check out the Shoemaker's unique yard and give them a wave.
Submitted by: Tammy Cornett & Eugene Hamblin
We have some exciting news to share with our neighbors here in Dayton, Ky. The Kersten O'Day VFW post will be hosting two events soon for the public and everyone is invited to join us.
The first event is on October 2, 2016. We are having a dollar day at our post were we will be serving hot dogs, chips, burgers, and soft drinks for only a dollar each from noon until 5 p.m. Attendees to this event will also be able to enter drawings for door prizes and beginning at 1 p.m. a special bingo will be held with the proceeds benefitting the scholarship fund for Dayton High School. Players to this event will be able to earn groceries for their bingos, buy bankers, and also be able to purchase chances to win raffle items that have been donated.
Our second event will be held on January 1, 2017 where will be holding a get together for the community. We will be inviting the newly elected Dayton city officials for a meet and greet to this event as well. The doors will open at noon for the meet and greet, which will be followed by a special New Year’s Day bingo at 1 p.m. The bingo will be limited to the first 80 people that purchase tickets. You can purchase your tickets at the Kersten O'Day Post every Wednesday, during our regular Bingo nights, from Pat Murnaham.
Submitted by: Dan Johnson
Media/PR, Kersten O’Day Post 2899
I have many highlights to share from our first few weeks of school. I've met with students at every grade level to answer questions and discuss expectations, tips for success, gradebook, college/career readiness, testing, effort and taking pride in "Our House". We celebrated with a pep rally in preparation for our big game against Bellevue. Our varsity Greendevil football team was victorious in a 14 - 13 win over Bellevue in a special extended game on Saturday, August 27th, after the game on the previous night was delayed due to lightning. Fans and players were cheered on and inspired by our Greendevil Band of Pride and cheerleaders. Trevor Simpson made 2 game securing interceptions! In soccer, three lady Devils scored in the victory over Bellevue, leading the Greendevil soccer team to a 3 and 1 record. Libby Lukens picked up the all- tourney honor at the soccer All A Classic. Our volleyball team won the runner up trophy at the Ludlow Classic. Emma Donelan and Morgan Kubala earned all-tourney honors.
We're elated with a strong academic start this year. In 2015-2016, we had 4 vocational school students. This year we have 18 vocational students enrolled in industry certification programs, including masonry, medical, auto repair, carpentry and electrical. In 2015-2016, we had 9 students enrolled in dual credit classes at Gateway, an opportunity for our students to complete their freshman year of college prior to graduating from high school. We are proud to have 23 students enrolled in dual credit classes this year! We began our 2015-2016 school year with approximately 19% of our Seniors college and/or career ready. The Class of 2017 seniors have begun our school year with 32% college and/or career ready.
Students enjoyed watching teachers behave like students in a PBIS video edited by student council members with the help of teachers Wes Newsome and Beth Fields-Hunt, who was recognized during our pep rally as teacher of the month. Teachers and students have been focused on positive schoolwide expectations, common area expectations and classroom expectations with the goal of becoming a model tier three PBIS school (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports).
We received a Magnified Giving grant for our Seniors to research, defend and award $1,500 to one or more non-profit organizations. Magnified Giving was founded in 2008 by Roger Grein, an active philanthropist in the area. YSC Coordinator, Sherri Chan, will take the lead with students on this grant opportunity and work with science teacher, Rian Embry. It will be a unique opportunity for our students to learn through service. We are poised for continued success and greatness. Watch for more news this year as we pursue opportunities and grants to engage more students in 21st century skills, problem solving, invention, service learning and 3D modeling technology.
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Ryan Kellinghaus, Principal
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