guide to living in Dayton

Making Dayton look good

by David Esrati on August 21, 2014

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Today, the second video went live that was produced by my friends Michael and Sandy Bashaw, along with Andy Snow. They involved a ton of local musicians, dancers, performers and showed Dayton at it’s best. The production values are as awesome as their first video- and the song, “Where the rivers meet” is beautiful. Take […]

You know those parking meters at The Greene? The ones where payment is optional and goes to charity? You know how you don’t have to pay for parking at any business anywhere in the suburbs? That The Greene has not one, not two, but THREE parking garages- and they are all FREE? And then we […]

Confession: I don’t like country music. And, most musicals can take or leave. That said, I’ve never been disappointed at The Loft Theater watching a Human Race Theatre (sic) Company presentation, and last night, I loved the performance of “Play it by heart” a country flavored musical. From the playbill: It’s the passing of the […]

I’ll be the first to admit it- I never got along well with Mike Osgood. But when the second former candidate for the Dayton City Commission dies within a week, way before their time, without a real mention in the DDn- I figure I owe it to them to share the news of their passing […]

TED talks started out as an invite-only exclusive party for the Illuminati. Technology, Entertainment, Design. But thanks to the web- everyone can go- forever into eternity. TEDx is allowing other places in on the fun. Think of it as the minor leagues- but, the reality is, everyone has a shot to become the next big […]

Fifteen years or so ago- I noticed a whole lot of houses in the neighborhood for sale. I organized a neighborhood open house. Each realtor or for sale by owner was invited to join. For the cost of one half of one percent of the homes’ listed price, you would be included on a map […]

A friend from Junior High School endorses me- and another from elementary school is hosting Drum Dayton on Courthouse Square this weekend. Here’s my friend Thurmond talking about me: And here is the lineup for Drum Dayton courtesy of Peter Benkendorf who grew up a few blocks from me and is a year older. TENTATIVE […]

Last week, I posted an iphone video that I made of a local drill team that knocked my socks off- the Invincible Regulating Striders (I hate to call them by their initials- IRS, because, well you know). They were about to head to New Orleans for a national competition. Well, they went- and they won. […]

It was reported in the Dayton Daily news today that Lori Turner has headed to a new job “as the chief marketing, innovation and customer experience officer for Beacon Health System in Indiana.” It’s been my experience that the longer the title, the less able. For those of you who don’t know- Turner is the […]