Thursday, April 30, 2009

More Art on the Hill

An FYI.... and another great example of the growing "arts district" we have in St. Anne's Hill!

SPAVA, the four day Stivers Performing and Visual Arts Festival, begins this Thursday, April 31.

The Ceramics Department Fundraiser on Friday Evening, Soup Dressed Up, is $10. (keep the bowl)

Tickets for the musical Little Shop of Horrors (Friday & Saturday) are also $10.

All other events are free.

Half hour tours of the buildings will be conducted hourly on Saturday commencing at 1:00 pm.

For details call Cissy Matthews @ 542-7427 or view the SPAVA web site at:

Friday, April 24, 2009

May Days


This Saturday, April 25 is the St. Anne's Hill monthly social event. This month's event is the Soup 'n Salad dinner. Stop by and visit our hosts on McLain Street and bring your appetite!

Anyway, there are three great Dayton events coming up for the weekend of May 1-3. Check it out!

May 1 - Light up, Dayton! No, it's not a rally for smokers. It's a photo contest sponsored by the Dayton Daily News and the Downtown Dayton Partnership. All downtown buildings are asked to keep their lights on for the evening of May 1 for a photo contest. You can help show Dayton in the best possible light. Check out the view from St. Anne's Hill!

May 2 - Town Hall Meeting entitled "Roads, Rivers, Parks, and Planes." This event is the 2nd in a series sponsored by the City of Dayton Department of Planning. On May 2, City Hall staffers will lead a discussion about infrastructure and capital investments in our great city. It starts at 9 am at the Convention Center, just down the street from St. Anne's Hill. Parking and admission are free!

May 3 - Ultimate Open House - The Dayton Area Board of Realtors is sponsoring a regional open house day for everyone selling a home in the Dayton area. If you're in the market, stop by and see some great houses for sale in St. Anne's Hill!


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Balcony Blues

It looks like Stivers will see more construction, according to the Dayton Daily News:

School district officials say the balcony's slope prevents a full view of the stage, and there are other architectural problems that could cost up to $2 million to fix.....

Home to 850 students in grades seven to 12, Stivers continues to use the lower part of the theater, which seats 400, but not the 200-seat balcony.


Monday, April 6, 2009

Most Metro


I've been meaning to recommend some of the great local blogs around Dayton, but it looks like DaytonMostMetro has it pretty well covered. Check out their great list of Dayton Blogs. They were kind enough to include us on their list.

The MostMetro site has been doing a great job of leading the ongoing discussion about the Dayton region, including where we have been and where we are going. Their membership includes business leaders, investors, students, homemakers, and even a few city officials. Truly, this is a diverse group of people who are passionate about our great city.

There's lots of original content, too.
This page gives a nice introduction to the concept of a "Greater Downtown" area, which includes our neighborhood and many of the other historic districts.
Their latest article looks at the state of education in Downtown Dayton.

So thanks to the gang at MostMetro for thinking of St. Anne's Hill!
Let's keep the conversation going and highlight all the great things happening in Dayton.