Sunday, December 30, 2007

Christmas Decorating Contest Results!

The votes are in and the Walnut Hills Christmas Decorating Contest judges are proud to announce the 2007 winners!


$10.00 Prize.
A very creative and well designed arrangement located at 240 Indiana Avenue.


$15.00 Prize.
A large, fun arrangement located at 117 Medford Street.


$25.00 Prize.
I must say that it was a unanimous decision by the judges that the spectacular display located at 1242 Carlisle Avenue was the obvious winner this year. The scope and beauty of this arrangement must truly be seen to be believed, a very nice job!

The judging was conducted on two nights, December 23rd and December 30th, 2007. Decorations were judged on creativity, complexity and consistency (the 3 C's of holiday decorating).

Friday, December 21, 2007

Waste Collection

City of Dayton offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday, December 24 and 25, 2007, and Tuesday, January 1, 2008.

Waste collection services will occur on the following schedule:

Monday, December 24 – Normal collection schedule

Tuesday, December 25 – No waste collection service

Wednesday, December 26 – Tuesday’s waste will be collected

Thursday, December 27 – Wednesday’s waste will be collected

Friday, December 28 – Thursday’s waste will be collected

Saturday, December 29 – Friday’s waste will be collected

Waste collection will resume its normal schedule on Monday, December 31. Waste will be collected on New Year’s Day (Tuesday, January 1).

Through January 11, 2008, Division of Waste Collection crews will collect overflow garbage without a special bulk pick-up request. Overflow should be placed in plastic bags outside of the 90-gallon rollout container, boxes should be flattened and Christmas trees should be placed at the normal place of collection. Waste collection customers still needing a bulk pick-up should call 333-4800.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Candy Cane Dance for Youth

Candy Cane Dance for Youth Ages 12 to 17: December 21

Featuring Angel O’Shea from Hot 102.9 and A Best-Dressed Contest
Released: Thursday, December 13, 2007

Contact: Dr. Donnell Gregory, Dayton Commission on Youth, 333-3644

Dayton-area youth ages 12 to 17 are invited to join the Dayton Youth Council for the Candy Cane Dance, a holiday celebration featuring Angel O’Shea from HOT 102.9.

There will be plenty of holiday fun and food, with prizes for the best-dressed male and female in red and white.

The event is scheduled for Friday, December 21, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., at the Bomberger Teen Center, 1306 E. Fifth St., Dayton.

Admission is $5 plus two canned goods, or $7, per person. Proceeds and donations benefit the House of Bread. For more information, call 333-3644.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Zumba Class

Just an update - we have changed the time of our Zumba class to accommodate work schedules better. We are now having it from 5:30-6:30PM on Thursday evenings at Cleveland School. Please join us for this fun work out! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Kym Beasley at Thank you!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Correction - Winter Pancake Breakfast

Hello everyone - I am sorry for the confusion, but after trying to get the pancake breakfast at Cleveland this coming Saturday, we were not able to get space reserved. As it turns out, too many people are using the school building (which we are very pleased about)! We are planning on doing a pancake breakfast after the holidays sometime in the winter of 2008.

An update on activities we are currently having - Kym is currently doing Holiday Arts and Crafts (making candles, soap, etc.) in the evenings, contact her for more information. There is a minimal cost to cover supplies, but it is a great parent-child activity and they have had a lot of fun! We have also moved Zumba to a later time on Thursdays so more people can participate. Please contact Kym or myself for the exact times as the holiday schedule may change slightly because the school building will be closed. We are also planning to have a book club for kids during the winter break, but have not determined the particulars. Stay tuned for more information.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you or hearing from you soon. Please do not hesitate to contact myself (Erin - or Kym Beasley ( with questions, comments or ideas.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Pancake Breakfast at Cleveland School

Next Saturday, December 15, Cleveland School will host a "Winter Wonderland" Pancake Breakfast at the school from 9 to 11 am. Donations are $4 or $2 if you bring in a canned good item. Proceeds will benefit the school.

Cleveland School is part of the Neighborhood Schools as Center of Community project under the direction of the Dayton Foundation and the University of Dayton Fitz Center for Leadership. Their vision is that the new public schools are "centers" of their Dayton neighborhoods. serving as healthy places of learning for children and families and the center of life in the neighborhood.

There originally were four schools in this project. Cleveland School was added last year as a direct result of a UD master's level class that focused on the Walnut Hills Neighborhood. They were so impressed by the neighborhood leadership and the energy and passion of some of the residents that they rearranged the budget to provide for an on-site coordinator to work with the Principal, Ms. Daniel, on creating opportunities for community use of the school. Kym Beasley is that person and she works for the YMCA who is the lead institutional partner for Cleveland School.

Come out on December 15, meet Kym and let's talk about ways that Cleveland School can become the center of our Walnut Hills neighborhood.