BCN Holiday Bazaar

We went to the Holiday Bazaar at the Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene last weekend and got to enjoy all the crafts and goodies.

A few of our favorite vendors were:

  • Honor Flight RVC – Incredible wooden pieces crafted to benefit the Honor Flight RV Convoy program that offers an alternate method of traveling to Washington, D.C. for WWII, Korean War and Vietnam veterans who choose not to fly.
  • KenKare Jewelry & Crafts – beautiful and unique handcrafted earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and more made by a mother-daughter team.
  • Singapore Seahorse – beautiful jewelry made using ancient coins from around the world.
  • Hook & Needle Creations – so many bags and totes of all sizes and with prints to fit everyone’s taste – fandoms, florals, geometric, paisley, etc..
  • Paper Dreams by Terry – so many amazing paper goods such as gift card envelopes, gift boxes, candy bar sleeves, and cute magnets made out of Scrabble tiles!

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The BCN Holiday Bazaar is Tomorrow!

After attending the Gem City Made craft show at the Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene back in May, everyone told us that if we enjoyed that craft show, then we definitely needed to attend the annual Holiday Bazaar at the church in the fall. Since then, we’ve been looking forward to it!

The Holiday Bazaar was founded in 1992, and is one of the community’s largest craft shows with gifts, homemade treats, and handmade crafts, and admission is free!

When:
Saturday, November 10th from 9am-3pm

When:
Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene
1850 North Fairfield Road
Beavercreek, OH 45432

If you happen to see us there, please don’t hesitate to say hi!

Jeff P. Schmitt, 1954-2018

For many years, Jeff Schmitt has been a local celebrity. Although we never met him in person, we did briefly meet his son Jay, who worked at Sam Goody at the mall in 2003. Through meeting Jay and living in the Dayton area, it felt as if we knew Jeff Schmitt in a small way.

Recently, Jeff Schmitt passed away (his obituary). While at lunch, he suffered a heart attack that eventually led to his passing. Jeff had suffered some health issues in recent years, including needing a new kidney, which he received from his son Jay.

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The Yellow Springs Street Fair is Tomorrow!

The Yellow Springs Street Fair occurs twice a year, on the second Saturday of June and October. The event is considered a day of “hoopla” and there are over 200 vendor booths with arts and crafts and food, plus two stages of musical performances, a beer garden, and plenty of street performers.

When: October 13th, 2018, 9am-5pm
Where: Yellow Springs (for directions and parking information, click here)

A few notes:

  • Pets are not allowed at this event, except for Service Animals
  • You can ride your bike to the Yellow Springs and use the Bike Valet!
  • There is a free shuttle service from Young’s Jersey Dairy

Adam Schantz, Jr.

Adam Schantz, Jr. was born December 16, 1867 on River Street in Dayton, Ohio. Son of Adam Schantz, Sr. and Salome Schantz, he joined his father in the meat-packing industry at the age of twelve. Later on, he became the bookkeeper for the brewery run by his father and uncle. Once he turned twenty-one, he controlled almost all of his father’s interests.

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After Adam Sr. died, Adam Jr. became executor of the Schantz Estate. Adam Jr. was recognized as having made more changes to the Dayton skyline than anyone else. Ludlow Street was virtually rebuilt by him.

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