Gem City Made Craft Show

We visited the Gem City Made craft show on May 5th, held at the Beavercreek Nazarene Church. There were a ton of vendors, with amazing handmade products from glasswork and woodwork to jewelry and bags, to pet accessories, wreaths, and crochet!

This year was only the second year for Gem City Made, but Beavercreek Nazarene has been holding a Holiday Bazaar every November for over 25 years! We’ll make sure to post details about the Holiday Bazaar before the event in early November.

During the event, we made sure to visit every booth, and we saw a few familiar faces, but met a lot of great new vendors.

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Street Art becomes a Legacy


Back in September 2016, Bethany made a seemingly random decision to take a different route home from work. During that trip, she happened to spot an artist working on a mural on the side of Keowee Street. She turned around and pulled over, and had the pleasure of meeting the artist, Nick Edwards, and he let her take this picture and feature it on Dayton Unknown’s Instagram. We didn’t really know him, but we loved seeing his artwork around town.

Rest in Peace, Nick, and our condolences to all who loved you.


Lee Lynam

Note: In honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15th, we decided to share a story about one of Dayton’s own Peace Officers.

January 17, 1880 was a normal day on the beat for Patrolman Lee Lynam. That morning, he arrested a man named John Francis on suspicion of having a gun. Francis was later released and told to “behave.”

But behave, he did not.

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World A’Fair is Coming!

The World A’Fair is a three-day international festival including food, dancing, music, and cultural exhibits. This year there will be 34 booths, representing countries from all over the world. The theme this year will be Ethnic Attire.


Friday, May 18th: 5pm-11pm
Saturday, May 19th: 11am-11pm
Sunday, May 20th 11am-6pm


Dayton Convention Center, 22 E Fifth Street, Dayton 45402

Here are some pictures from previous years!

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Oddball Street Names

A few odd street names in the Greater Dayton Area – some with an explanation, some just explain themselves!

  • Chicken Bristle Road, Farmersville: bristle is short, stiff hair. Chickens have bristle feathers.
  • Rip Rap Road, Huber Heights: Rip Rap is stone used to protect shore lines from erosion.
  • Grinn Drive and Barrett Road, West Chester: make up the intersection “Grinn and Barrett.”
  • Sweet Potato Ridge Road, Brookville
  • Dotcom Drive Troy: Named after the internet term.
  • Eaton and Cereal intersection in Hamilton: make up the intersection, “Eaton and Cereal.”
  • Experiment Farm Road in Troy.
  • Fishworm Road just outside Cedarville in Greene County.
  • Turkey Foot Road off Upper Bellbrook Road.