Barbara Caveda’s mother was ill and couldn’t work while she was growing up on Staten Island, New York. At age twelve, Caveda left school to go to work and take care of her mom. She says the only thing that made her mother happy was baked goods – cakes, pastries, and especially chocolates.
Today, Caveda is pursuing that passion with a small home business called Barbara’s Chocolates, which she runs out of her own kitchen.
She chose Dayton at random, by pointing her finger on a map. And came here looking for a fresh start.
This week on ReInvention Stories, Briana Ballard, a Dayton native who’s been interested in religion and different forms spirituality from a young age. Ballard owns Anything Under the Moon One Stop Pagan Co-Op in the Belmont business district. She took over the business in March of 2012.
This ReInvention Story was produced by Liz Cambron, Julia Reichert and Sarah Buckingham.
Phillip Raimey worked at Gem City Records for more than 15 years. But when the iconic music store closed in 2010, Raimey opened his own shop, and hired former Gem City employees to work at The Record Gallery in the Oregon District.
This story was produced by Lesley Fogle, Niki Dakota, and Sarah Buckingham.
ReInvention Stories is brought to you by WYSO and Localore, a national initiative produced by AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, Incorporated – in collaboration with Zeega- with financial support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
This week on ReInvention Stories, we meet Tonya Thomas and James Wilson, a couple from downtown Dayton. Tonya spent a decade working as a cook in Georgetown, Ohio before a divorce turned her world upside down and brought her back to Dayton. Tonya’s been with James for almost two years now. She’s in her mid-forties and he’s ten years older. They are both unemployed and struggling with health issues. James is looking for work as a truck driver.
This story was produced by Emily McCord, Steve Bognar, and Sarah Buckingham.