Saturday, January 29, 2011


Another neighbor was featured in the Dayton Daily News, in an article about horoscope signs and the supposed controversy about the addition of another sign to the zodiac.  Check it out!

Alan Leonard, a hair stylist at Square One Salon and Spa in downtown Dayton, believes he still is a true-blue Gemini. He sports the sign of Gemini, known as the sign of the twins, just above his wrist. He got the tattoo about five years ago and has no intention of removing it.

“I’m OK with it,” he said. “I still feel like a Gemini. I don’t think people can just randomly change the zodiac signs. I’m not paying any attention to it.”

Just another example of the great neighbors we have in St. Anne's Hill!


Friday, January 28, 2011


Here are a couple blogs we found that feature our neighborhood....

Rabbit Run Cottage - Blog post about our last Christmas Tour

Custom Glass Mosaic - Blog post about the new murals on Fifth Street.

Please let us know if you blog or write about anything in St. Anne's Hill.

Thanks for your support!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Busy Bees

From the Dayton Daily News....

Dayton spelling bee tonight at Stivers
By Margo Rutledge Kissell
Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 10:35 AM
The 61st annual Dayton Public Schools Districtwide Spelling Bee will begin at 6 p.m. tonight at Stivers School for the Arts, 1313 E. Fifth St.
Students in grades 2 through 8 are eligible to participate in the event, which will feature spelling bee winners from within the district as well as local charter, private and parochial schools, said Melissa Fowler, a spokeswoman for Dayton Public Schools.
Participants will be striving to win a chance to move on to the regional spelling bee at Sinclair Community College on Feb. 26. Good luck to all.

Stivers is located on East Fifth Street in St. Anne's Hill - just one of the many great assets in our community!


Monday, January 24, 2011

K12 News

There's more great news reported by the DDN about the K12 Gallery For Young People, located in Downtown Dayton:

For more than 17 years, the K12 Gallery for Young People has helped kids grow from creating stick figures, to still lifes, to designing large-scale murals. Now the gallery itself is growing. The current 3,000-square-foot gallery on Third Street is expanding; knocking down an 18-inch brick wall has added 2,500 square feet.
The gallery is managed by one of the many artists who live in St. Anne's Hill....

We needed $20,000,” said K12 founder and executive director Jerri Stanard.
“I helped Jerri type up the original grant request for K12. She is a great friend, and has managed K12 so well,” Janet Shuff said.
“The gallery has grown from an idea to this big business that serves the community in a unique way.”
As the major contributors, the Shuffs received naming rights for the new space. Thus, TEJAS (Teen Educational and Joint Adult Studio) was born.
“What Jerri’s doing at K12 is a wonderful thing. She manages the artistic and business end of it beautifully,” Shuff said. “She has such a heart for kids.”

 Just another reason to join our community in St. Anne's Hill!

Saloon, Part 3

This weekend brought more excitement to Fifth Street as the interior renovations got underway in the former Amercian Saloon.   The group spent Saturday morning removing the old damaged plaster with sledgehammers and crowbars. Afterwards, there was pizza and beer for everyone.  It was a lot of fun!

Photo by Maureen

For more on this story, catch up with Part 1 and Part 2 on our blog!   Stay tuned for more good news!


Friday, January 7, 2011


If you saw my last post, you know that the old American Saloon (a.k.a. Jo Jo's) has been undergoing a real transformation over the last few months.    The project is now basically complete, just in time for winter.   New roof, new paint, new windows, and other repairs have made this old building look new again.   Take a look and check back later for more exciting news!

Photo by Nicole K.

Happy new year!