Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Summer Fun


In case you missed the last post, we still need your help with our grant application for the City of Dayton neighborhood mini-grant program. If you have ideas or would like to get involved, please attend our next general meeting on August 5, 2008 at 7 p.m. in the Liederkranz building.

In other news, check out the new Garden Tour photo album on the SAH website. It's the same photos we saw previously, but they look a lot better on the new page.

Also, I hear turnout was good at last weekend's PPD party. I hope everyone had a good time. Unfortunately, I was burnt to a crispy pink color at the Air Show and wasn't feeling very social that evening!

Finally, please note that there has been some reported thefts in the neighborhood lately, so keep an eye on your things. The neighborhood watch program is still in effect, but your help is needed to keep our community safe. Always call 333-COPS if you see anything suspicious or dial 911 in an emergency.

Other than that, it has been pretty quiet on the Hill. Enjoy your summer!


Thursday, July 10, 2008

Grant Ideas?

The City of Dayton has announced a neighborhood mini-grant program. The St. Anne's Hill Historic Society is looking for your input on what you would like to see in your neighborhood. What would you do with a few thousand dollars to improve our community ?

Keep in mind, it would be on a very limited budget. However, this is a great opportunity to leverage City money to make the most of our fundraising efforts. Some ideas include banners, large flower planters, permanent sculptures, or even water lines for our neighborhood parks.

The corrected timeline for the grant process is as follows:
  • July 11: Postcards mailed to all neighborhood groups and business associations announcing workshops.
  • July 26 (Saturday, 10AM) or July 29 (Tuesday, 6:30PM): Mandatory workshop; applications will be available at this time. Interested organizations must send a representative to one of these two brief informational sessions. Location: City Hall, 6th Floor Training Room.
  • August 22: Applications due by 4:30PM.
  • September 5: Decisions announced.
  • August 31, 2009: All projects must be completed by this date.

So let's hear it... what do you think? Post a comment below or write to news@stanneshill.org with your ideas. If you want to chat about it in detail, just stop by our events on July 19th and talk to one of the SAH Board Members.

Also, someone out there posted these great photos from the Garden Tour . . . Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Obama at Stivers


Regardless of your political persuasion, this is exciting news for the St. Anne's Hill neighborhood!

Obama in Dayton Friday
By Jessica Wehrman

Dayton Daily News
Wednesday, July 9, 2008, 03:50 PM

Sen. Barack Obama will make a campaign swing through Dayton on Friday, July 11, his campaign announced today.

Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, will visit Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton for a town hall meeting on energy security.

Obama visited Zanesville earlier this month, and visited Columbus in June.

Stivers School for the Arts is located at 1313 East 5th St. Doors open for the event at 10 a.m. While the event is free and open to the public, tickets are required.

Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis, with two tickets available per person. To get two tickets, each person must turn in two names along with contact information.

Tickets will be available at the following locations at the following times:

Montgomery County Democratic Party 131 S. Wilkinson St. Dayton, OH 45449 Thursday, July 9, 4pm-8pm Contact: 937-223-3729

Neighbors should expect heavy traffic around Stivers on Friday. This could be a great opportunity to showcase our little community to a national audience!

For any guests or media that might be reading this, the school is adjacent to the St. Anne's Hill historic district in Dayton, Ohio. Please contact us at news@stanneshill if you would like more information. Welcome to the neighborhood!

Note and disclosure: The St. Anne's Hill Historic Society is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and does not endorse or support any particular candidate for office. This blogger is currently on the Board of Directors for the organization.


Wednesday, July 2, 2008



Nineteen is a magic number this month! On July 19, we'll have 2 special neighborhood events.

First is the semi-annual Alley Sweep, where neighbors help neighbors get rid of all their junk. The City provides the garbage truck and everybody piles trash inside. I'm sure some of it will be leftovers from the Trash 'N' Treasure sale last week. Volunteers will be rewarded with breakfast AND lunch.

That evening is the monthly social we know and love as the PPD - Porch, Patio, and Deck party. This is a progressive dinner of sorts, where three or four neighbors offer up their yards for a fun night out. There is a nominal cost to cover the food and drink.

If any of that sounds like a fun way to spend 19 hours or so, then contact us or watch for a flyer on your doorstep with more information. If not, I'll suggest that you wear your St. Anne's Hill t-shirt proudly at the Air Show.