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Campbell - Guilfoyle

Lauren Louise Campbell and Robert Steffen Guilfoyle are engaged to be married June 13, 2009 in Kettering, Ohio. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Colin Campbell of Washington Township.

The groom-to-be is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Guilfoyle of Mason, Ohio.
Lauren is a graduate of Alter High School and a 2004 graduate of Wright State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing.  She is currently a Multi Media Consultant for Yellow Book in Centerville.

Rob is a graduate of Mason High School and a 2004 graduate of Wright State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance. He currently owns and operates Community Green Landscape Group of Dayton and Cincinnati.

The couple will reside in Springboro, Ohio.

Snowman smiles

These kids built this snowman at 431 E. Schantz Ave. Pictured, left to right are: Mookie Pohlman, Amelia Insley and Sawyer Insley.

Oakwood Muses

Rising young stars from Oakwood that were in the cast of Me and My Girl included Keta Burke-Williams, a sophomore at Miami Valley School, Chelsea Bolger, a sophomore at Oakwood High School, Stephen Davis, a senior at OHS, Joanna Draper, a sophomore at OHS, Josh Halpern, a freshman at OHS, Clara Hofeldt, a sophomore at OHS, Annabeth Kane, a senior at OHS, Michele Lynch, a senior at OHS, Amy Malone, a freshman at OHS, Katie Mauch, a junior at OHS, Lindsay McWilliams, a senior at OHS, Ellen Milligan, a freshman at OHS, Rob Mitchell, a sophomore at OHS, Nora Murphy, a senior at OHS, Jon Payne, an eighth-grader at Oakwood Junior High School, Madison Reger, a sophomore at OHS, Tyler Rife, a junior at OHS, Rachel Stock, a senior at OHS, Krista Weltner, a senior at OHS, and Molly Woodhull, a freshman at OHS.

See related article by Burt Saidel >

YWCA announces 2009
Women of Influence honorees

The YWCA Dayton will honor seven local women at its annual Women of Influence Awards Luncheon, to be held March 19, 2009 at the Dayton Convention Center. In addition, a special Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Marie “Penny” Wolff, Office Administrator, Sebaly Shillito + Dyer.  

The 2009 Women of Influence honorees are:

Carol Bauer, SC, Vice President, Mission Effectiveness, Good Samaritan Hospital
Marsha Bonhart, News Anchor, WDTN-TV Channel 2  
Marsha Froelich, Executive Director, Clothes That Work!
Tess Little, Artist and Professor, Sinclair Community College
Linda Lombard, Community Volunteer                      
Paula Schaeffer, Community Volunteer
Janaki Venkayya, President and CEO, GlobeTech Exchange

The YWCA Dayton Women of Influence honorees are women in the greater Dayton community who have made a positive influence on the lives of others, as part of their careers, as volunteers, as role models or mentors. Nominations were solicited from the community, and the honorees were selected by a panel of community leaders.

The Women of Influence Luncheon serves as the largest annual fundraiser for the YWCA Dayton. Tickets for the luncheon are $65 per person. Call the YWCA Dayton at 937-461-5550 x179 or visit for more information, tickets or sponsorship opportunities.

Freedom Award nominations sought from American National Guard

The beginning of the new year marks the final days for Ohio National Guard and Reserve members and their families to nominate supportive employers for the 2009 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.  With 123 nominations from Ohio already submitted, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency, continues to encourage nominations of employers who have gone above and beyond in their support of military employees.  

Nominations will be accepted at through January 19, 2009. The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their outstanding support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.

Fifteen recipients from across the nation will be selected, representing small employers, large employers and public sector employers.  The 2009 recipients will be announced in the spring and honored in Washington, D.C. at the 14th annual Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award ceremony Sept. 17, 2009.
The Freedom Award was instituted in 1996 under the auspices of the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) to recognize exceptional support from the employer community.

For questions regarding the Freedom Award nomination process, please visit or contact Beth Sherman, ESGR Public Affairs, at

‘Kindie Rocker’ Justin Roberts
performs Jan. 17

When he made his first appearance in the Miami Valley in 2007, Justin Roberts and his Not-Ready-For-Naptime Players rocked to a rowdy crowd of over 600 preschoolers and parents.  His high-energy pop hooks and playful lyrics had the audience singing along and dancing in the aisles. On Jan. 17th, Roberts and his band returned to Tipp City High School for a two-show “double play” to promote his newest CD, Pop Fly.  

Roberts is part of a growing scene in children’s music dubbed “Kindie Rock.” Made famous through music videos on kids cable channels such as Noggin, the genre blends imaginative storytelling and clever rhymes to catchy rock tunes.  With hints of James Taylor, Elvis Costello and a twist of Blink 182, this is music that has mom cranking-up the stereo in the minivan, after strapping the kids in their booster seats.

The Tipp City show benefits Overfield Early Childhood Program in Troy, and is sponsored by Friends of Overfield,  Upper Valley Hearing and Balance.
Tickets are $14, and can be purchased online (will-call) at, at their retail store at 5 E Main St. in Downtown Troy, or at Jay and Mary’s Bookstore in Troy.

Justin Robert's new CD, Pop Fly, can be purchased at Pinky Scout in Troy or visit their website at

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January 13, 2009
Volume 18, No. 2

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