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Kettering, Greater Dayton: Jessica Armstrong

Rob Dyrdek Skate Park in Kettering

Frites at Meadowlark Restaurant

The 5k St. Patrick's Day Charity Run at Harrigan's Tavern

Rosewood Arts Center

Jessica Armstrong was born and raised in Dayton. She grew up in the “Crossroads of America”: Vandalia, Ohio. She attended Ohio University where she earned a bachelors in Marketing and Management Information Systems. She moved back to Dayton after living in Washington, DC and was looking for something young and fresh. She is currently working at Standard Register as a Customer Service Manager, a company that has been in Dayton for more than 100 years.
Dining & Drinking
Jessica enjoys Meadowlark for fresh, local, creative fare and unique drinks, and Mama DiSalvo’s for what she calls authentic, “I’m going to sleep like a baby” Italian (try the lasagna). Bar Louie at the Greene is always packed on the weekends and they have great garage door windows lining the wall and a patio with a fire pit that they open up on those beautiful summer days. You also can’t beat $1 beer Wednesdays and $2 well Thursdays. Head to Elsa’s on the Border for the best, and strongest, margarita - The Bad Juan - and a fantastic sports bar automosphere with a TV-lined patio and a nice awning for those rainy days when you still want to sit outside, or those super-hot days where you need some shade. she says that Harrigan’s Tavern is the best place in Kettering to celebrate St. Patty’s Day and the kind of place you go to when you just want to have a beer with friends.
The Great Outdoors
Rob Dyrdek Skate Park is always packed full of skaters. Dyrdek is from Kettering and built it for the community. Delco Park is also home to many sport leagues including volleyball, kickball, and softball. They are also great for events, company picnics, and other special events.
Arts & Culture
The Rosewood Arts Center has art and dance classes for all ages. Jessica recently took a silver jewelry making class there and says it was amazing. The classes are mostly led by volunteers, and all of them are passionate about what they do. The Fraze Pavillion is the place in Dayton for summer concerts and festivals. They also feature $2 Tuesday concerts, breakfast and music series, free events, and you can always park a seat behind the ropes to listen from afar with neighbors. The Greene is an outdoor shopping mall that has a courtyard where they host free musicians and events in the summer with a splash water area for the kids.
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