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Dayton's second Longest Table meal took place on the Third Street bridge
Renee Wilde / WYSO

This fall, people from all over the Dayton region came together to for the second annual Longest Table event. Organized by UpDayton, the Third Street Bridge downtown is blocked off to traffic and turned into a community dinner party open to the public, and Community Voices reporter Renee Wilde went to break bread with fellow Daytonians.

It’s a beautiful fall afternoon and the Third Street Bridge spanning the Miami River in Downtown Dayton is lined end to end with long, white, folding tables and chairs, ready for the crowd of people gathered at the far end of the bridge. 

Dayton School Board candidates participated in an issues forum in October
April Laissle / WYSO

Dozens of people packed into the Dayton Public Library Monday night to learn more about the crowded race for Dayton School Board. Eight candidates faced off in a debate just weeks before the fall election. The race is attracting attention because a majority of the board’s seats are up for grabs.

At the forum, candidates clashed over staffing issues, educational policy for immigrant students, and the need for a new tax levy.

City Of Dayton To Fill More Storefronts With Pop-up Shops

Jan 25, 2017
Twistcupcakery.com

A program matching small business owners with downtown Dayton property owners is looking for new prospective tenants. The Activated Spaces Pop-up Project is part of a larger initiative to fill downtown storefronts by connecting entrepreneurs with low-cost short-term commercial leases.

 

Val Beerbower from the Downtown Dayton Partnership says organizers are inviting applications from people with a range of small business experience.

 

 

Alex Grodkiewicz / UpDayton

Dayton’s got a problem with brain drain—young people get an education here, then leave to use those skills somewhere else. The organization UpDayton was created in part to combat that, and it’s now in its sixth year and holding a summit this Friday.

The UpDayton 2012 Summit is here…today at the DAI….and it starts at 2:00!

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for November 27, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews Scott Murphy from UpDayton about the Activated Spaces in downtown Dayton.

-Jerry Kenney interviews David Romick, president of the Dayton Education Association about the Priority School Campaign

-An Interview with Marsha Bush in Conrad's Corner