Saturday, November 15, 2008

Holiday Events

Now that the election is over, we can start looking forward to the holidays. Here are 3 great community events to help celebrate the holidays in Dayton:

1. The McPherson Town Holiday Flakes and Flicks Tour on November 28 and 29. This tour features 11 homes with a twist: each home is decorated with a theme from a classic holiday film. McPherson Town is located just north of Downtown Dayon, on the west side of Main Street near Grandview Hospital.

2. The annual Dayton Neighborhood Ball on December 6th. It's like prom, for grown-ups. Or a wedding without a the bride and groom. Join friends a neighbors for a night of dinner, live music, and dancing. I've heard time and again that it is a lot of fun. This will be my first time, so be gentle.

3. The Huffman Holiday Home Tour on December 12, 13, and 14. Our sister historic district is literally a stone's throw away from St. Anne's Hill. The tour features 8 homes and includes 3 unique tour options - the champaign tour, the guided tour, or the self-guided tour.

Have fun, and don't forget to share your ideas for our Christmas Tour in 2009!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Election, Part II

Checking out election statistics can paint an interesting picture of a neighborhood. So take a look at St. Anne's Hill, Precint 12-B, 2008:

850 Registered Voters
445 ballots
52.3% turnout

For President:

286 Obama
139 McCain
9 Nader
5 Barr
4 McKinney
1 Ducan
1 write-in

DPS Levy, Issue 52
437 votes
235 For the levy
202 against the levy

Perhaps our mystery voter will post a comment and reveal his or her write-in vote! Stay tuned for the 2009 election, when 3 of our City Commission seats are up for grabs.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election News, etc.

As we say farewell to departing neighbors Tom and Bobbie, we also welcome our newly-elected Board of Directors for the St. Anne's Hill Historic Society:

Greg Manger, President
Susan Gray, Vice-President
Walt Colvin, Treasurer
John Addington, Secretary
Steve Kardeen, Trustee

Sadly, we also lost two dear neighbors this past week, and our condolences go out to their families and friends.

In other news, our neighborhood Priority Board office was recognized this week for a successful historic renovation. The City is currently seeking a non-profit tenant to help fill this under-utilized space. Here is a little history from the press release:

The Dayton building, which now houses the Priority Board’s offices and community meeting space, was the original East Branch of the Dayton Public Library, dedicated in 1914 and built with funding provided by famed philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. It served as a library until 1969, then housed a community clinic and was renovated by the City of Dayton in 2000.

Finally, be sure to note the upcoming events at the Liederkranz. St. Anne's Hill is proud to support our neighbor, and we'd like to encourage everyone to enjoy their activities, such as:

  • November 8, Schlachtfest and Dance
  • December 7, Christmas Concert at the Schuster Center
  • December 13, Christkindl Markt
  • December 21, members-only Christmas Party

  • That's all for now. Please feel free to post or contact us with any news you'd like to share!