Kettering Seeking Tree Committee Members

For almost 4 decades, The Arbor Foundation has considered Kettering to be a “Tree City USA.”

To maintain this status, Kettering must: maintain a tree board or department, have a community tree ordinance, spend at least $2 per capita on urban forestry, and celebrate Arbor Day.

To fill these needs, Kettering is seeking 4 residents to be Tree Committee members on a voluntary basis.

For more information, check out the City of Kettering website.

Dayton viewed by New York 1878

Howard Burba, a well known Dayton Daily News reporter in the early 1930s, wrote many stories centering not only around Dayton events, but Dayton itself. One of which was an article he found from the New York Daily Graphic, October 29, 1878. Quotes from this article describe Dayton as seen through the eyes of C. H. Miller, a New York journalist.

Here are some excerpts from the article he wrote:

    • Dayton, the county seat of Montgomery Co., is universally conceded by visitors to be one of the most beautiful cities on the continent. And its surroundings are equally attractive. It is notable for its broad, clean, smooth avenues, its uniformly comfortable and numerous elegant residences, its admirable public school system and school houses, its handsome church architecture, its numerous and large manufacturing establishments and the general air of thrift and solid comfort which pervades the community. It is indisputably one of the most delightful of inland cities for a home, and as reliable in its established wealth and credit as any fortunate city in the Union. These are features which impress all strangers, and the well-contented people of Dayton are pardonable for the pride they take in their most enviable city.”

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Beware of Spam and Scams!

Lately, I’ve noticed an increase in the number of scams and spam calls coming to my phone and wanted to share some information with you all.There are many scams out there, many of which take place over the phone. The calls are designed to scare you or trick you into thinking you’ve been hacked, a payment was missed, or someone made a purchase on one of your accounts.Here are a few examples of these calls:

  • Amazon/Apple Scam – You get a call from someone claiming to represent Amazon or Apple, and the recording asks you to press one to speak to a representative. If you do so, the person on the phone then asks you to share your credit card information, passwords, or other personal information they can use against you.

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Dayton Unknown Virtual Photo Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to 2021!

We at Dayton Unknown hope this year will start a return to normal life, but in the meantime, let’s try to enjoy our unique situations!

Dayton Unknown will be hosting a Virtual Quarantine-themed Photo Scavenger Hunt! Instead of meeting in person and everyone takes pictures of the same location, this time the fun can take place at home! All you have to do is take pictures and submit the captioned photos to us at by March 31st, 2021.

Picture submissions can be funny, creative, literal, or any other way you can imagine! We look forward to seeing your submissions! You can follow all the prompts, or just choose a select few that inspire you!

Here are the prompts:

  • ______ is for ________
  • Work from Home
  • These are a few of my favorite things
  • Wash your hands
  • I love my selfie
  • Wear a mask!
  • Another perspective
  • Seeing red
  • Quarantine style
  • How I spend my day
  • Eat your heart out
  • Keep it Clean!
  • Through the Looking Glass
  • We are in this together
  • Social Distance

We’ll share the results in another post after the submission date!

Holiday Hiatus 2020

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend, no matter how different it was this year.

As Dayton Unknown does every year for the holidays, we are going to take a break for the rest of the year to enjoy time with our families.

We are always accessible through the Contact Us page, Dayton Unknown on Facebook, and by email – Don’t forget to check out our Instagram as well, at @daytonunknown!!

We’ll see you all in 2021!

Dayton Unknown Merchandise

Did you know Dayton Unknown has merchandise?We have several Dayton-centric designs that we have personally designed ourselves on shirts, sweatshirts, stickers, tote bags, and mugs on our storefront on Tee Spring! Check it out!

We might be biased, but we think Dayton Unknown merch might be a great Christmas present for you or your Dayton-loving friends and family!

Here are a few examples of our designs!

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This Day in History – November 6th, 1967

Phil Donahue’s talk show premiered November 6, 1967 on WLWD-TV in Dayton. The first guest to appear on the show was atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair.

Considered to be a pioneer of the genre, Donahue’s show included controversial topics and had audience involved in the story, interacting with the host and guest and often asking questions.

Born and raised in Cleveland, Donahue moved to Dayton to host a phone-in radio show called Conversation Piece. This show aired from 1963 until the start of his show in 1967.

The Phil Donahue Show was later syndicated and went on to be the most watched syndicated talk show in 1980. The show won twenty Emmy awards and was inducted into the national Television Hall of Fame. The show ran in syndicate for twenty-six years, finally dipping in rates when other talk shows chose more inflammatory topics, while Donahue strayed away from the shock tactics. When the show ultimately went off the air in 1996, it had aired nearly 7,000 episodes in total.

Stillwater Christmas Bazaar

We finally got to attend an event this year! We told you about the Stillwater Christmas Bazaar a few weeks ago and we went and had such a great time!

We loved all of the different crafts and products, and we saw a few familiar faces (we’re looking at you, Lindsey @ Yellowquil). Check out the pictures below!

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Also, for the first time in over 25 years, the Holiday Bazaar at Be Hope Church (formerly Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene) is cancelled. We are so sad we won’t be able to attend this, as it is one of our favorite holiday events.

Check out our past posts about the Holiday Bazaar:

The Night Run Starring Dion McElrath has premiered!

Last month, we told you about the new local late-night show The Night Run Starring Dion McElrath which would be premiering soon!

We are so excited to share that The Night Run Starring Dion McElrath has premiered and now has 3 episodes available for your viewing pleasure! Please make sure to check them out!