Monthly Archives: July 2012

Free Kettering Ohio Event at The Fraze

Free Kettering Ohio Event at The Fraze

Swamp Romp 2012 “Cajun-Zydeco Festival” at The Fraze in Kettering, Ohio – Music, food, and fun!

Enjoy live music from 1 – 11 PM on Saturday, 7/28/12 1 – 11 PM

Music event schedule:
1:00 PM – Mo’ Mojo
3:00 PM – Malkum Gibson & The Mighty Juke
5:00 PM – Lil Malcolm & The Zydeco House Rockers
8:00 PM – Lil Brian & The Travelers

The annual event is the biggest bash of the summer at The Fraze. Get down with the gators and trade beads with the locals at the best fest north of the bayou. Enjoy free music all festival long! Come hungry, additional food vendors have been added this year. The Fraze is located at 695 Lincoln Park Boulevard, Kettering, Ohio 45429.

 Free Kettering Ohio Event at The Fraze

Laugh at Funny Bone Comedy Club in Dayton Ohio at The Greene Tonight

Laugh at Funny Bone Comedy Club in Dayton Ohio at The Greene Tonight

Visit the Funny Bone Comedy Club in the Dayton Ohio area at The Greene Tonight. Straight from the Bob and Tom Theater Tour and visiting the Funny Bone stage for a second time, Greg Hahn will be performing tonight. Greg has freaked out on Late Night with Conan Obrien, Comedy Central, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, Star Search and other appearances where he was escorted from the building. Come out, have a few cocktails and party as Greg makes everyone die with laughter! The Funny Bone Comedy Club in the Dayton Ohio area at The Greene is located at 88 Plum Street, Dayton, Ohio 45440.

About Oakwood Ohio – History, Housing, and More!

About Oakwood Ohio – History, Housing, and More!

A brief history, housing information, and more details…

Oakwood, Ohio has a lush, mature tree filled landscape which was formed by glaciers originally. When the glaciers left the far hills, rich soil was left behind and became primarily farm land (Peach Orchard Road once was lined with peaches). Oakwood, as it was commonly called in 1850, sits on a hill south of Dayton, Ohio. In 1913, when a flood devastated Dayton, ads termed Oakwood as “275 feet higher than downtown Dayton.”

With the real estate benefit and the location next to Dayton, Oakwood‘s growth began and by 1930, the village population numbered over 6,000. Oakwood incorporated as a City in 1908.

One of the city’s early residents was Orville Wright, whose home is now a museum. John Patterson, founder of the National Cash Register Co. (NCR) also called Oakwood home and assisted in planning the design of the city. Dayton area community leaders chose to reside in the community and established a tradition of quality in housing and services.

Today, city services include back door trash and recycling collection and snow removal on public sidewalks. Public tennis courts, gardens, and parks (including a dog park) are enjoyed by residents as well.

Most Oakwood housing is available in the $95,000 to $275,000 range. Estate homes can range over $850,000 in cost. Oakwood residents are actively encouraged to maintain their surroundings. See Oakwood, Ohio homes for sale at

For more information, contact Christina Asad Edwards, an Oakwood resident and Oakwood business owner of Home Experts Realty, Christina Asad Edwards & Associates, located at 2521 Far Hills Avenue, in the Shops of Oakwood, Ohio 45419 by mail, calling or text messaging 937-205-4741, emailing , or by filling out an online contact form at .

Ideas for Flying Old Glory on the 4th of July and Plan a Parade

Ideas for Flying Old Glory on the 4th of July and Plan a 4th of July Parade

Celebrate the 4th of July by putting up or accessorizing a flagpole. Here are some ways to show your respect for Old Glory, plus tips on flag-flying etiquette.

Also, make the kids the stars of their own Independence Day parade and celebration. Here’s how.

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5 Tips for an Eco-Friendly 4th of July

5 Tips for an Eco-Friendly 4th of July

Read the following tips for making the 4th of July celebration eco-friendly:

1. Have a BYOB neighborhood block party.

Invite neighbors to a ‘Bring Your Own Bike’ party. Instead of driving gas hog SUVs, have everyone decorate their bikes and ride them to the party. Celebrate the holiday by having a neighborhood bike parade down your street. Invite parade spectators to waive the flag, or other eco-friendly streamers as the bike riders pass by.

2. Go on a ‘Fruits and Berry Happy 4th of July’ outing.

Grab the gang and car pool to a local farm to pick seasonal patriotic berries, like strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Gather an assortment to top off all of the Yankee Doodle desserts. Don’t forget the watermelon!

3. Host an eco-friendly BBQ.

Serve veggie burgers or burgers made from grass fed organic beef. Expand menu offerings with fresh corn on the cob, tomatoes, spinach, carrots, peaches, and other local favorites from the nearby farmer’s market. If the BBQ goes toward dusk or into the evening, have on hand DEET-free bug spray or patriotic citronella lanterns, available at many natural food stores. The handy, dandy lanterns are just the thing to chase away mosquitos, who might decide to crash the red, white, and blue extravaganza.

4. Host an organic beer and fruity drink tasting event.

When raising a glass in honor of the 4th, consider stocking up on eco-friendly organic beer. Make apple or watermelon martinis and vodka watermelon for the ladies. For those patriots who prefer non-alcoholic beverages, offer them a simple, 4th of July cooler which is a real thirst quencher. In a gallon pitcher combine 2 parts purple grape juice to 1 part lemonade. The drink looks great in a punch bowl with an ice ring.

5. Have a beach blanket blowout.

If it’s too far to head to the beach, be eco-friendly on the 4th of July and host a beach party. Invite guests to bring beach blankets to spread out on the lawn. Nothing says ‘Americana’ more than old Frankie Valley/Annette Funicello, and Elvis beach movies projected onto an outdoor screen or an outdoor flat screen. When the time arrives, switch over to the Boston Pops, or watch the night sky to catch a glimpse of local fireworks displays in your area. End the evening by gathering around a fire pit to sing along to favorite patriotic songs such as America the Beautiful, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, God Bless America, and Proud to Be an American.