Helen’s father Charles had dreams of becoming a lawyer, but when racial prejudice reared its ugly head, preventing his dream, he took a job as a janitor to support his family. He never lost hope in the future for his children and sent them to one of the few integrated schools in the area to get them the best education possible. Daisy Dickens, Helen’s mother, worked as a domestic servant until she married Charles. Despite Charles insisting his wife stay at home, he encouraged Helen to become a nurse. But Helen had different plans. If she could be a nurse, Helen reasoned, she could also be a doctor. “It was what I wanted to do and I didn’t see why I couldn’t do it.” she’d say.
In honor of Pride Month, we thought we would re-share the story of Daytonian Natalie Clifford Barney.
“I built a fire to welcome her
And my voice sighed
Aloud her name. To be with her
This night, I would have died…”
Natalie developed an interest in the French language as a child. Her governess often read Jules Vern stores aloud to her in French, and she had to learn the language quickly to understand the stories. In adulthood, Natalie was fluent in French, and published most of her work in French.
Delve into the dastardly deeds of the Miami Valley with Murder & Mayhem in Dayton and the Miami Valley! It will be released on Monday, June 28th.
You can purchase from Sara directly at one of the upcoming author events (we’ll update you), or pre-order/purchase the book at the following links:
Back in February, we announced our Virtual Photo Scavenger Hunt – a chance to get out on your own, socially-distancing, to take pictures using our prompts!
We had a few requests to extend the deadline for submissions, so in April we decided to extend the deadline all the way to the end of June!
Picture submissions can be funny, creative, literal, or any other way you can imagine! We look forward to seeing your submissions! You can follow all the prompts, or just choose a select few that inspire you! All you have to do is take pictures and submit the captioned photos to us at email@example.com by June 30th!
Summer is here and life is slowly returning to normal. With this in mind, here are the statuses of some of the nearby festivals coming this summer:
On for Festivities:
- Dayton Pride Parade & Festival – Friday, June 4th and Saturday, June 5th in Downtown Dayton
- Jewish Cultural Festival – Temple Israel with be hosting on June 11th as a drive-thru event
- Lebanon Country Music Festival – Friday June 11th and Saturday June 12th on Main Street in Lebanon
- Celtic Festival Ohio – June 19th, 11am-11pm at Renaissance Fairgrounds in Waynesville
- Waynesville Street Faire – June 19th, July 17th, August 14th, and September 11th, Main Street in Waynesville
- Lights in Flight Festival and Fireworks Show – July 4th, 5-10 pm at Riverscape
Please enjoy some pictures from past years of A World A’Fair.
Now Dr. Keever, Dudley started his own practice in Springboro, and then met fellow Quaker Ida Wright, who he married. In 1890, the Keevers moved to Centerville and opened a practice on the northeast corner of Main Street and Franklin Street, where City Barbecue is presently.