Book update: UnMuseum / Contemporary Arts Center has new hours, new free evening

The Contemporary Arts Center, home of the UnMuseum, has changed their hours since we published our book. They used to have free admission on Monday evenings; it has been changed to Wednesday evenings. Per their website, these are the new hours: CAC Gallery/Store: Saturday – Monday 10 am – 4 pm Tuesday Closed (Store open from 10 am – 4 pm) Wednesday – Friday 10 am – 9 pm *Admission is FREE on Wednesday nights 5–9pm, thanks to Macy’s Lobby/Café Hours: Saturday & Sunday 9 am – 3 pm Monday & Tuesday 7 am – 4 pm Wednesday – Friday 7 am – 9 pm The CAC is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s...
Construction preview of the new Scene75 in Milford

Construction preview of the new Scene75 in Milford

If you live in the Milford / Miami Township area, like we do, you’re probably familiar with this sight: the old Kmart. You may have heard that a new indoor entertainment center is going to be opening soon in the old Kmart building. Although it doesn’t look much different on the outside, there have been plenty of changes happening on the inside. I was invited as part of the media to their Hardhat Press Tour and got a sneak peek at what the finished center is going to look like. As a member of this community, I’m excited about it and am happy to share the pictures. This is Jonah Sandler, the Founder and Chief Entertainment Officer of Scene75. This is the second location of Scene75; the first one is in Dayton. The Dayton location is the largest indoor entertainment center in the country. The new location in Milford is about 15% smaller. Jonah gave us a tour of the facility and showed us around. When your first arrive, you purchase a game card. As you play, credits are deducted from your card. If you don’t use them all, save your card for another visit and reload as necessary. Scene75 will have two different glow-in-the-dark mini golf courses. An artist is currently working on painting murals on the walls. One course has an Underwater Adventure theme. The theme of the second course is The Immortal Jungle which has an Avatar-like feel. This next area will be the X Rider 4D Theater with special effects like wind, bubbles, and snow. I think my 17-year-old son is going to like this next one. The...

Book update: World’s Largest Horseshoe Crab

UPDATE (7/16/15): We found the crab! It is now owned by Old Days Vintage Campers in Hillsboro. It had to be taken apart and moved in pieces and is in the process of being reassembled. We’ll post another update when it is ready for viewing. Original Post (7/9/15): We have some disappointing news to report: the World’s Largest Horseshoe Crab (page 179 in our second edition) is no longer in Blanchester. The property was sold and the new owners didn’t want the crab. We have been attempting to contact the former property owner to find out if it is on display elsewhere. (We heard that it might have been moved to Hillsboro, but don’t know any details.) If you have any information about its current whereabouts, please let us...