Monday, April 30, 2007


I found a set of keys at the Walnut Hills Park earlier today. They were located on one of the picnic tables under the roofed area. There are four (4) keys attached to a ring, along with a Speedy Rewards ID tag & a Kroger Plus ID tag.
If you lost a set of keys & can identify them, give me a call @ 937-479-1965. Otherewise, I'll leave this post up for a few days, then send them USPS back to Kroger so that they may ID the owner.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Grass Cutting

If you need someone to gut your grass in the neighborhood and don't have anyone in mind then you can contact Billy on his cell phone at 718-0753. He is already cutting grass for several residents in the area and may be able to help you out.

Friday, April 06, 2007


Now that the weather is changing and more people will be out and about, it would be a great idea if everyone in Walnut Hills would keep their porch light on. It costs only about $5.00 per month to leave it on 24/7. This would help your area along with the entire neighborhood by discouraging auto break-ins and other types of vandalisms. LIGHT UP THE STREETS!

Sherwin Williams Discount

We now have the cards for the discount at all the Sherwin Williams stores. All you have to do is present the Walnut Hills card and you will be given a 20% discount on all regular priced merchandise and a 5% discount on all sale priced merchandise. The cards will be available at our meetings or you can contact Beverly at 253-6266 and she will arrange for you to receive one. Spring is a great time for sprucing up your homes and this will make it even easier. HAPPY PAINTING!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Abandoned Properties - Article

This is an interesting article that describes what Buffalo, New York is doing to make banks assume ownership of their abandoned properties.

Sorry it isn't Walnut Hills related but it certainly applies to Dayton! I know our city administration is currently working on getting similar legislation on the books to deal with the same problem.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Don't Forget This!

Saturday April 7th, 2007
Breakfast served in the shelter from 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM
Easter Egg Hunt begins at NOON

Hey everybody, it's that time of year when those bunnies lay those funny colored eggs and leave them in our neighborhood park! We invite the local children to search for them. The Church on the Rock is providing breakfast. This is a FREE event! A great time for everyone! We need 5 volunteers to help hide eggs and supervise, please contact Ella at (937) 256-3855 after 1:30 PM

Egg hunt is limited to children ages 0 through 12 only
and will begin at noon. Meet at sidewalk beside the tennis courts for egg hunt.

Neighborhood Yard Sale Plans

The neighborhood yard sale event is planned for May 12th – 13th, 2007. If you wish to be identified as a yard/garage sale location on the handout map and benefit from association advertising of the event, then you need to contact the following people this week and submit your name and address and whether you will be having a one day or a two day sale. Residents living west of Illinois and west of Wayne Avenue should contact Gary at 253-1359, while those between Pursell and Indiana Avenue should call Sarah at 252-2210. The fee is $5.00 payable to Walnut Hills Association and will be used to offset costs of advertising and promoting the event. We are looking into providing standardized yard signs for all participants. Don't wait until the last minute to call because the maps have to be printed before the event. When we know who the participants are we will post a map on the Walnut Hills website. Just before sale day someone will collect your fee and leave some map handouts and some balloons for identification purposes on the big day and possibly some signs. Remember anyone can have his or her own sale on this weekend but we won't know who you are and therefore can't help you with promotion. We learned from last years event that being on the map helped those locations with a large number of sales. So get your neighbors involved if you want to have a yard sale! It will help with the traffic flow. Any business owners should consider doing sidewalk sales on this day and it may be a good day to have an open house if you plan to sell your home.
Last September there were some 65 paid participants and another 20 or so that joined in on the day. It would be great if we could advertise over 100 locations!
If you don’t want to have a sale at your home you may be able to put up a table at the Colorado Ave Baptist Church. Call 256-1051 for details or if you would like to donate saleable items to the church. Please check this web site for updates.

20% Off Paint

The Walnut Hills Association has signed up with the Sherwin Williams program that will allow residents of Walnut Hills to purchase paint at a 20% discount of regular prices or 5% off sale prices. This discount is available immediately at the Walnut Street location. If you wish to use the Linden Avenue location then you might want to ask before you make a purchase. Just tell them you live in Walnut Hills. We are waiting for cards to be issued that will allow purchases at any Sherwin Williams location. For details or questions, contact Beverly at 253-6266 or check this web site for updates.