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Artisan’s Café cuts ribbon June 2

Artisans Café is holding the Grand Opening Celebration of their second location June 1 through June 13. Festivities start with a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, June 2 at 11 a.m. The new location is near the Dayton Mall in the International Village at 47 S. Springboro Pike. Special guests include Miamisburg Mayor Dick Church and representatives from the Montgomery County Commission.

Friday and Saturday evenings Artisans will also host live music for their customer’s enjoyment. Friday, June 5, Sweet Betsy will perform from 6 p.m. till closing at 9 p.m. Sweet Betsy is a Celtic folk trio playing guitars and the hammer dulcimer. Saturday, June 6, Six Cents will provide wonderful acoustic folk rock on guitars and keyboards from 6 – 9 p.m. Painting by several local artists will be on display and for sale during the month in the dining room gallery.

For a map and directions to the new Artisans Café, go to the website site, The website also provides discount coupons, events calendar, and menus for both locations. For more information and reservations contact at 434-9140.

Fleurs et Vin benefit slated June 7 at Carillon Park

Fleurs et Vin, Dayton’s premier wine and gourmet food festival, will be held on Sunday, June 7 from 1 – 4 p.m. at Carillon Historical Park. Local distributors will be pouring over 300 wines. Restaurants of the Dayton Independents will be providing samples to complement the cabernets, chardonnays and champagnes that will be served under the tent. Music will be provided by the
Gem City Jazz.

Fleurs et Vin tickets are $60 in advance or $70 day of event and are available online at or by phone at 937-222-2787.

Wine tasting to benefit Oakwood Relay For Life

The Wine Gallery and Café at Third and Wayne in Dayton will host A Taste of Relay For Life, a wine tasting party, on Sunday, June 14 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event will offer tastes of premium wines as well as a selection of appetizers and hors d’oeuvres.

Tickets are $35 per person in advance, available at The Wine Gallery and Café and at Central Perc and The Oakwood Florist on Far Hills in The Shops of Oakwood, or $50 at the door. Non-alcohol tickets will also be available at the door for $20 per person. All proceeds benefit Oakwood Relay For Life, a community event in support of The American Cancer Society’s efforts to fight back against cancer.

The 2009 Oakwood Relay will be held July 10-11 at Oakwood High School’s Mack Hummon Stadium. For more information, go to

@ the OCC...

Summer Fun

Summer in Shafor – ages 6-9, June 15-19
Kiddie Kamp – ages 3-5, June 15-19
Camp Hodge Podge – ages 8-12, June 10 Food, Fitness, & Fun
Camp Hodge Podge – ages 8-12, June 12 All About China
Youth Talent Show – ages 19 and under, June 5
Wii Days Mario Cart – ages 8-13, June 9
Wii Days Bowling – ages 8-13, June 11
Youth Tennis Lesson, June 15-25

Family photos at Smith Gardens

As a part of the 35th anniversary celebration of the Gardens, the Friends of Smith Gardens are offering an opportunity to have a beautiful, professional family or individual portrait taken at Smith Gardens. Kim Coughnour of Red Leaf Photography is offering her services to create a treasured family keepsake as well as raising funds for Smith Gardens. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Smith Gardens to help maintain Oakwood’s hidden treasure.

Registration begins Monday, June 8, 2009.

Available Photo Packages:
Snapdragon, Poppy and Tulip packages range from $50.00 - $115.00

Story Hour at Smith Gardens

Friday, June 26, 10 a.m.
Friday, July 24, 10 a.m.
Friday, August 28, 10 a.m.

Friends of Smith Gardens 2009 Blanket Concert

Sunday, June 21 - Mike Hemmelgarn 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 19 - This Side Up 7 p.m.
Sunday, August 30 - Puzzle of Light 6 p.m.

For these and all other classes please call the Oakwood Community Center at 298-0775, or stop by 105 Patterson Rd.

City Notes...

City to treat trees for Emerald Ash Borer

The City of Oakwood and the city’s tree contractor are now treating ash trees in the parks, boulevards and trees between the sidewalk and curb and in the city rights of ways for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Research and experience has shown that insecticides are capable of protecting ash trees when initiated in the earliest stages before visible symptoms are present or trees are infested. The city has been monitoring the ash trees in the city rights of way and public spaces since the introduction of the emerald ash borer and has not had any confirmed infestations.

The city continues to monitor these trees on a regular basis. In 2007, 102 trees were treated with an insecticide called Imicide. In 2008, the ash trees between the sidewalk and curb and in the right of ways were treated at no expense to the homeowner. The city is again treating the trees in 2009. The value of the 793 ash trees in the rights of way and public areas is well over $1.65 million dollars so it is important to try to protect, prevent, maintain and prolong the life of these valuable assets to our community. Although there is no guarantee this insecticide is 100 percent effective, the city believes every effort should be made to try and protect these valuable trees. Trees two inches in diameter or smaller will not be treated due to their immaturity and size.

In addition to those trees in the right of ways, ash trees on private property are also very important to continue to keep Oakwood green and vital. Residents interested in treating their ash trees on private property may now do so through the City of Oakwood’s tree contractor, American Forestry Service. The process includes measuring the diameter of the tree and injecting the tree with an insecticide every 6” in diameter at the base of the tree. The cost depends on the number of vials used and the charge to the resident would be the same cost per vial and what the city of Oakwood is charged, $ 9 per vial. Any resident interested in having their ash trees treated on private property should contact the Oakwood Community Center at 298-0775 and give their name, address and telephone number. A representative from American Forestry will then contact the resident and make arrangements for service. Treatment for EAB is suggested from May through September when the EAB has the potential of being visible.

If you have any further questions, please contact Carol Collins and/or Brian Caldwell at the Oakwood Community Center at 298-0775.

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