Friday, January 25, 2008

Reading Jamboree

Saturday, Feb. 2, Dayton Public Schools will host the 5th (?) annual Reading Jamboree at Sinclair Community College, Building 12, from 10 am to 3 pm. This is truly an amazing event, jam-packed with activities for kids, opportunities to meet with national and local authors of children's books, and participation by more than 13 local organizations (Cox Arboretum, Booneshoft, and others). There will be musical performances throughout the day featuring students and DCDC2 will perform at noon. Lunch is provided. There are free books and prizes for kids, and Scholastic is holding a Book Fair. I have gone every year, and every year it is better. The reason for the event is to promote reading and by the reaction of the kids and their parents, it does just that. It is a great day out for families, whether or not your kids attend DPS. For further information, please call 542-3527.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

For Our Neighbors in Twin Towers

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Pinewood at Belmont Park Baseball Sign-up

Pinewood at Belmont Park Baseball Sign-up
Pinewood Atl├ętica Asociaci├│n Baseball Sian-up

Fri. Feb. 8, 2008: 5pm-8pm.
Lohrey Center 2386 Glenarm Ave.
Sat. Feb.9, 2008: 12pm-2pm.
Lohrey Center 2386 Glenarm Ave.
Sat. Feb. 16, 2008: 12pm-3pm.
Lohrey Center 2386 Glenarm Ave.

T-ball ages 5-6 $35.00 F-minor ages 7-8 $35.00
F-ball ages 9-12 $40.00 E-ball ages 13-14 $55.00 + DABC Fee
C –ball ages 15-16 $75.00+ DABC Fee B-ball ages 17-18 $85.00+ DABC Fee

Please bring a copy of child’s birth certificate to be kept on file.
Can’t be older than the listed age on or before May 1st
Questions: Call James Walker 256-8000.

Monday, January 21, 2008

More School News

Tuesday, January 22, Cleveland School will host the Dayton Board of Education meeting. This is an initiative to bring the School Board into the community and make it more convenient for community members to attend. It starts at 6pm. I have been told there will be a presentation on the Neighborhood Schools as Centers of Community project. Cleveland is one of the schools in the project. The Kindergarten Fair is Thursday, January 24 at Patterson Career Center on River Corridor Drive - just take Webster Street past the markets, Requarth Lumber and turn left right before the river. You can meet with teachers, get an idea of what kindergarten is like in the 21st Century and learn what to do to enroll. This event is from 4-7pm.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Check Cashing Store in Walnut Hills

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but it seems that our friendly neighborhood Family Video Store is currently putting in a partition and will be leasing about one third of their space to a check cashing business. I have been informed that Family Video builds their stores larger than is needed and once Family Video establishes itself in a neighborhood and has a regular clientelle that they divide the store and lease a portion off to another business. I doubt that this was disclosed when they bought the property from the City of Dayton and promises were made. In our particular store this will be to a check cashing business which ultimately sends a message as to what type of neighborhood we are to become unless we do something about it. I don't think there is anything that we can do in this case but it might be time to discuss turning Wayne Ave from South Park to 10 Wilmington Place into a historic district which could put restrictions on what happens in the future. It will also offset the impact that this business is going to have on property values.

Thank you!

Thank you so much to the Walnut Hills Neighborhood Association for your generous donation towards Cleveland School's pancake breakfast. We could not possibly hold this breakfast in the school without your help. Thanks for your enthusiasm and support for Cleveland School and the Neighborhood School Centers project.


Please see attached invitation for more information about the following event:

You are cordially invited to attend East End Community Services' 10th Anniversary Open House Celebration:

Celebrating Community
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
624 Xenia Avenue
Dayton, OH 45410
4 - 8 PM

We will be celebrating the beautiful diversity of the Twin Towers/East Dayton community with high quality folk arts performances, including our local Mexican folkloric dance troupe, Sol Azteca; Cincinati’s award-winning, Comet Bluegrass All-Stars; and world-renowned violin & Oud virtuoso, Simon Shaheen. Plus cultural crafts, ethnic cuisine tasting, and much more!

Sexual Predator Alert

Police Release Composite Sketch From Bus Stop Assault
POSTED: 4:21 pm EST January 15, 2008
UPDATED: 4:58 pm EST January 15, 2008

From WHIO Channel 7
DAYTON, Ohio -- Dayton police have released a composite sketch hoping that someone will recognize a suspect in a sexual assault. The suspect attacked a 13-year-old girl at a bus stop earlier this month.
The morning of Jan. 8, the girl was on her way to the bus stop when police say she was groped by the man. She was able to run away and flag down her bus driver.
Police were called and combed the area, but the man wasn't found.
The attacker is described as a white male, 30-40 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, 160-180 pounds, with black curly/greasy shoulder length hair. He has a goatee or mustache that is unshaven on the sides. The man was wearing a blue or black bandanna, black puffy coat, and blue jeans.
If you have any information or know who this suspect might be, call Dayton police at 333-COPS.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School is a federally funded program to assist communities in enabling and encouraging children to safely walk and bike to school. It is administered through the State Department of Transportation. The City of Dayton is applying for a grant to implement this program around four schools. One of the schools targeted for the grant is Cleveland School. The grant provides money for infrastructure (sidewalks, hazardous conditions, etc) and program opportunities (safety education, traffic control, etc.)

Kym Beasley, site coordinator at Cleveland, is asking for members of the Walnut Hills and Linden Heights neighborhoods to come to a meeting on January 23, 6 pm at Cleveland School, to learn a little more about the program and to offer suggestions of what we would like to see to make it safer and more attractive for our kids to walk to school. This is a great opportunity for our neighborhood. Please come out and give your input.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Cleveland School Activities

Just an update on activities at Cleveland School:
Zumba - Thursday at 5:30, $2 a session
Dad's Night - this is a family night for all neighborhood kids and their parents with open gym, games and crafts. Held the 2nd Friday of every month from 6-8PM (January's was this past Friday January 11). Please join us in February!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Mayor McLin Schedules “Mayor’s Day” To Meet With Citizens

Release Date: Monday, January 7, 2008
Contact: Mayor’s Office, 937-333-3653

As a way to meet one-on-one with Dayton residents, Mayor Rhine McLin has scheduled a Mayor’s Day for Tuesday, January 15, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the offices of the Family Services Association, 184 Salem Ave.

Mayor’s Day meetings are conducted by appointment only. Anyone interested in meeting with the Mayor should call 333-3653 in advance. Citizens will have the opportunity to meet with Mayor McLin for up to 15 minutes.

Remaining Mayor’s Day events for the first half of 2008 are:

· Thursday, February 14, Huffman Place, 100 Huffman Ave., 10:00 a.m. to noon.

· Tuesday, March 18, Dayton Cultural Center, 40 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. noon to 2:00 p.m.

· Thursday, April 17, Belmont Library, 1041 Watervliet Ave., 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

· Tuesday, May 13, Wesley Community Center, 3730 Delphos Ave., 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

· Thursday, June 19, Life Enrichment Center, 425 N. Findlay St., 10:00 a.m. to noon.

Mayor’s Day is designed to make City government more accessible to the citizens of Dayton.

Firewood Anyone?

I promised to post this for a guy living in the neighborhood who needs to move all the wood before spring so he can tend to his back yard gardening!


CALL JOE @ (937)718-6919