Thursday, October 18, 2007

Winter Raffle

To those who missed our October meeting, you should be excited to know that we've decided to raffle off a laptop computer to raise some funds and have some fun this winter! This year's computer is a truly impressive Compaq Laptop that includes a powerful dual core processor, a gigabyte of ram, a massive 120GB harddrive and a dvd burner!

Tickets are just a $1 each or SIX for $5.

For more info or to buy tickets call Chad @ 937.258.2392!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Mega Clean-Up Planned in Southeast Priority Board Area

Mega Clean-Up Planned in Southeast Priority Board Area

Release Date: Thursday, October 11, 2007
Contact: Paula Powers, Citizen Participation Coordinator, 333-7373

The Walnut Hills Neighborhood is spearheading a joint, three-and-a-half-mile volunteer litter clean-up effort through the heart of the Southeast Priority Board area on Saturday, October 13.

Last year Southeast Priority Board member and Walnut Hills resident Mike Schommer saw an article in the Spring 2006 issue of a City of Dayton publication, The Dayton Update, about the “Adopt an Area Program” sponsored by the Montgomery County Solid Waste District.

At that time he organized volunteers to take advantage of the program, which supplies free trash bags, gloves, safety vests, and litter grabbers for volunteers willing to adopt an area to clean up. Identifying Wyoming Street from Hyland Park to the intersection of Wayne Avenue as their adopted area, the volunteers picked up and hauled away 1,400 pounds of litter in May of 2006, 400 pounds in October of 2006, and 800 pounds in May of this year.

The initiative has gathered momentum and the cleanup scheduled for Saturday October 13 will include four Southeast neighborhoods, additional streets, many more volunteers, donations from local businesses, and will encompass a total of 3.5 miles of roadway.

The Fairgrounds, Linden Heights, and Twin Towers neighborhoods are joining Walnut Hills. The clean-up area will cover the entire stretch of Wyoming Street from Main Street to its terminus near Cleveland School on Purcell Avenue.

The Twin Towers Action Coalition, under the leadership of Barbara Bauer, another Southeast Priority Board member, was in the process of organizing a separate collaborative clean-up effort with volunteers from the Twin Towers Community Council, Twin Towers Block Leaders, East End Community Services Corporation, East End Community Church and support from Wayne Avenue Twin Towers Business Association and Dabel Eagles #3031. They planned to clean up Xenia Avenue from Steve Whalen Drive to Keowee Street. Schommer offered to expand the use of his pickup truck to collect the litter gathered by the Twin Towers neighborhood under the voucher issued by the County, which allows him to dump the refuse without a fee. This removes the trash from the neighborhoods the same day of the clean-up, instead of waiting for a scheduled weekday pick-up.

Approximately 30 volunteers from Walnut Hills, Linden Heights and Fairgrounds will gather at Hyland Park at 11:00 a.m. to start their clean-up and will celebrate afterwards at the Pizza Factory, 1101 Wayne Avenue, which is donating pizza for their hard work. The Twin Towers neighborhood will begin its clean-up effort at East End Community Services, located at 624 Xenia Avenue at 9:00 a.m. Organizers will reward the approximately 75 volunteers afterwards with a cookout in the lot across the street.

“Without the City of Dayton, I wouldn’t have known about the County’s Program,” Schommer said. “Montgomery County is supplying the necessary materials. Without the Priority Board, I wouldn’t have known who the neighborhood contacts were in order to organize this thing. We need to send a strong message from Dayton to outlying communities that we have pride in our neighborhoods. So many people have no idea of all the great stuff that goes on in Dayton neighborhoods all the time. We’re taking positive action because we just aren’t going to tolerate attitudes of those who feel our city streets can be used as trash cans.”

Volunteer interested in helping with the clean-up efforts may call Mike Schommer at 256-2516.

Monday, October 08, 2007

School Board Candidates at Walnut Hills meeting tonight

Several school board candidates will be at the Walnut Hills meeting tonight at 6:30 until about 7:15 and will be available to answer questions on the issues facing the school district. Election day is Nov. 6. Take this opportunity to find out where these candidates stand on issues important to you, your children, and your neighborhood.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Stewart Street Bridge

Stewart Street Bridge Informational Meeting Set for October 16

Release Date: Friday, October 5, 2007

Contact: Steve Finke, City of Dayton, 333-4070

Melissa Rasnic, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, 226-8269

The City of Dayton and the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce will conduct an informational meeting regarding the Stewart Street Bridge on Tuesday, October 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., at the Dayton Daily News corporate offices, 1611 S. Main St.

The purpose of the meeting is to inform affected citizens, employers and motorists of the timeline related to the planned closure, demolition and reconstruction of the Stewart Street Bridge. The bridge, which was constructed in 1911, is a vital transportation corridor for Dayton residents, businesses, and visitors. The bridge will be replaced beginning in the spring of 2008.

Anyone wishing to attend the meeting is asked to call Melissa Rasnic at the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce at 226-8289 to RSVP and for parking information.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Beggar’s Night

Beggar’s Night Scheduled for Tuesday, October 30

Release Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The City of Dayton will observe the annual tradition of Beggar’s Night on Tuesday, October 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the city of Dayton. Parents are encouraged to dress children in brightly-colored and reflective clothing. Also, as always, motorists are encouraged to use caution when traveling during that time.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Trade & Skills Fair

City Recreation and Youth Services Department to Sponsor
Youth & Young Adult Trade & Skills Fair

Release Date: Monday, October 1, 2007

Contact: Roma Stephens, Recreation & Youth Services, 333-3322

The City of Dayton’s Department of Recreation and Youth Services is hosting a “Youth & Young Adult Skilled Trades Fair” on Tuesday, October 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth Street.

The event is free and open to all youth and young adults (ages 16 to 23 years) and will focus on two areas of interest: obtaining a GED and post-high school training for those interested in trades.

The fair’s GED section will offer information to youth and young adults who have attended high school but did not receive a diploma. Representatives of several schools and agencies will be present to discuss GED options with those seeking a second chance at earning a high school education and improving career possibilities.

The trade careers section is for individuals who are on track to earn a high school diploma but are interested in skilled trade careers rather than pursuing a four-year degree. Representatives from more than 30 career areas including electrical, plumbing, trucking, health and beauty, and even creative fields will be present to offer information on opportunities and requirements for the trades.

Currently enrolled students should contact a school guidance counselor regarding attendance. Dayton Public Schools will send interested Junior and Senior level students to the trade careers segment.

For more information, call 333-8400.


St. Anthony school is having an Oktoberfest on 13 Oct from 6-midnight (carry out from 5-6) att he school. Tickets are $10 pre-event and $12 at the door. All you can eat cabbage rolls, brats, metts, etc plus drinks at the event. Call CHris Emmerich at 258-1191 for tickets or information.