The Greenhills Journal
The monthly newspaper for Greenhills, Ohio.
FriDay, FeBruary 3, 2012 GreeNHiLLS, oHio VoL. LXXXi, NuMBer 2 Village Voices goes silent after 54 years of performing By GeorGia STruPe Staff Columnist Greenhills’ own Village Voices gave their final two performances in December 2011 to longtime fans and a new generation of listeners. Since 1958 the chorus has performed during holidays, weddings, and commemorative ceremonies. They have sung the National Anthem at Crosley Field, performed with the Pops and were regular guests on early Cincinnati television shows like the Paul Dixon Show. “When we first started singing I had hair,” said Director John Anaple. “It is wonderful to end on a positive note. Fifty-four years is a pretty good run.” Village Voices was the brainchild of Philomena “Phil” Miller, the group’s oldest surviving member and is credited with naming rights. “We started in the Village of Greenhills,” Miller said. “We grew through word of mouth. You knew who had a good voice. I have a lot of favorite memories from when we first started.” Miller, who is a mere 90-yearsyoung, said her fondest show was South Pacific, a show they gave at the Greenhills swimming pool, which at the time was the Greenhills County Club. The audience was on one side of the pool and the performers on the other giving the impression of an ocean between them. “That was so much fun. It has been just like a family.” Dave Beato, Village Voices President, joined in 1970 along with his wife Barb. “My folks went to square dances, played the ukulele, the banjo; I was just drawn to music,” he said. “I like to sing.” “I have the feeling it’s partly our fault because we’re leaving,” Barb Beato said. The Beatos are moving to Colorado to be closer to family. The Village Voices rehearsed in the Beato’s basement. “I’m really going to miss it.” Village Voices historian Kathey Brokaw is charged with keeping all the clippings and press releases, programs and photographs and as many of the facts straight as she can. “We’ve done 250 weddings. We were in demand for weddings. We memorized our music, and I think that’s what set us apart from other groups.” Brokaw explained how they would work with the bride to pick the music. The Village Voices sang at her son’s wedding too, although she admits being so overcome by emotion she doesn’t remember the singing. Brokaw said there have been 300 members over the years. At one time there were as many as forty members at a time. More recently the group has dropped to twenty. “Some of my best friends and the most important people in my life have come from this group,” Brokaw said. “So many fun places to go and so many shows. I can’t imagine not seeing these people or staying in touch.” “Everybody brought their own personalities to the group,” said Janice Wilkins who sang with the group from 1991 thru 2000. “We could have really used some more sopranos.” Wilkins admitted that learning the songs and all the choreography was challenging. An ankle injury kept her from participating in 2010, but she has never forgotten what the group meant to her. “They’re like a family.” Like any family, the Village Voices has seen its share of personal loss and new beginnings. John Herbert joined in 1975 along with his wife at the time, Marlene. When Marlene passed away the Village Voices became a source of support even scheming to get John and his current wife, Eunice together as a couple. Eunice, who is the Village Voices accompanist and full time member herself, said she wanted to join the group out of a sense of loyalty. “I got a husband in the bargain,” she said. Gordon Braam, member since 1965 and Assistant Director, said that in 1972 when his home was struck by a tornado, the Village Voices came to the family’s aid. He said that while he and wife Ann were settling their affairs for their new house, the group collected their belongings from the old one, washed all their clothes, and even found the buried mailbox to bring to them in their new home. This helped the family settle in, and try to put the tragedy behind them. “It is sad to have the group break-up,” Braam said. “It was time.” “I’m a listener,” said Ann Braam. Braam said that while her husband stays busy singing with several other groups, she does appreciate what music has done for her family. She said the kids have File Photo Greenhills’ vocal choir group, The Village Voices. grown up with the Village Voices. “Music runs through the family.” Jeanne Frede and her husband Jim joined in mid-1990s. Frede said their shared love of the music, and a desire to have more time with each other, motivated them to audition together. Frede said that while Jim has a better voice than she does, she knew the Voices would have to take her too if they wanted him. Frede said the group was gracious enough to accept them as one of the “family.” “This is a good group and we want to stop while we’re still good,” Frede said. The newest member of Village Voices is Lester Smith. Smith, who also handles all the equipment and sets up for all the shows, said the group is like a family to him too. Smith sings tenor, although, he says he did not know he could sing until joining the group. He said the music opened up to him. Smith said he will take a little time off, but he will keep singing. Smith, like some others in the group, belongs to Wyoming Baptist church where he had solos in the cantata. According to Brokaw, – aside from Miller who is ninety – a third of the members are in their eighties or older. Another third are in their seventies. One is on oxygen, and many cannot endure the physical requirements the music calls for – like getting down on one knee and moving up and down on the risers. “Vocally, I think we could keep going,” Brokaw said. “But as people retire and travel we may not have all the sections we need at one time. We need a good soprano section to survive as a group.” “I’ve looked forward to every show,” said Ann Sturm, member since 1968. “I enjoyed everything about it. It has been the joy of my life.” Village requesting proposals for Molloy’s; gas aggregation updates By eVoNNe koVaCH Village Manager Changes at Molloy’s The Village of Greenhills is soliciting proposals from partnerships, corporations and individuals interested in operbanquet the ating facility/restaurant located at 10 Enfield Street, known as Molloy’s on the Green. Anyone interested in being considered should pick up a the at packet proposal The Municipal Building. Request for Proposals (RFP) packet provides background information on submission content, submission instructions, and related information necessary for prospective operators’ evaluation of this opportunity. Interested parties are required to tour the facility and should call 513-825-2100 to schedule an appointment to do so. The deadline for submission of proposals is February 29, 2012. Golf Course or retention Pond??? It’s both! The Greenhills Golf Course was designed to retain water following a significant rainfall and then slowly drain to the West Fork of the Mill Creek. Residents have been seeing a lake at the Golf Course as we have been experirainfalls! record encing Interestingly enough, the drainage to the Golf Course comes from a number of areas west of Winton Road. The Village has been monitoring the drainage on a daily basis and we are seeing no cause for concern. Gas aggregation updates It is hard to believe we are coming up on a year in the gas aggregation program! The Village’s consultant has solicited new bids for gas suppliers and, as a result, the Village will be staying with IGS. If you are a Greenhills customer and you are currently enrolled in the program with IGS you do not have to take any action. If you are currently enrolled in another program and want to be part of the Village’s program, contact IGS at #1-800280-4474. A transfer fee will be determined by your current supplier – not by IGS. If you are not currently enrolled in any program, you will receive a letter from IGS in mid-to-late February giving you a 21-day period to opt-out of the program. If you want to be in the program, you do not have to take any action as a result of that letter – only if you want to opt out. Why would you want to choose IGS? We believe we have received an excellent formula for the gas aggregation program! This time around we have more “buying power” because we are teamed up with Colerain Township. Hamilton Springfield Township, Township and West Chester Township. Unlike electric aggregation See Village page 3 Easter Services notice Local churches wanting to list Easter/Holy Week services and activities in the March edition of the Journal may submit items to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for the March issue is February 24. Page2February2012.qxp:Page3March08.qxd 2/2/12 4:13 PM Page 1 The greenhills Journal page 2 Village View grEEnHillS CounCil mEETing – The Greenhills Village Council meets the first Tuesday of every month at Greenhills Municipal Building, 11100 Winton Road. The next meeting is at 7 p.m., Tuesday, February 7. The following meeting is scheduled for March 6. Meetings may be viewed live at www.way cross.tv or on Time Warner Cable on Sundays at 6 p.m., Tuesdays at 7 a.m. and Fridays at 8 p.m. WinTon WoodS CiTy SCHoolS board oF EduCaTion mEETing – Monday, February 27, 7 p.m. at the Board of Education Building, 1215 W. Kemper Road, Forest Park. For more information, please call the school board office at 513–619–2300. 2012 grEEnHillS baSEball and T-ball — Registrations are going on NOW. Registration forms are available at most local schools, and several Greenhills businesses including: Ameristop, Village Keg, Wright Pat. Credit Union and the Post Office. Registration runs through March 1. ForEST park WomEn’S Club – The Forest Park Women’s Club is honored to have David Lichtenfeld as our speaker at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16. He will talk about Medicare fraud and identity theft. Lichtenfeld is a former special agent for the FBI. All are welcome. For more information, call club president Charlene Lausche at 522–0066. Wallyball parTy To CElE- Tom STonE – Join friends and family to celebrate the life of Tom Stone with a Wallyball party at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 3 at the Athletic Club, 1990 Waycross Rd. Enjoy an evening with friends playing wallyball, corn hole and dancing. Cost is $25 by Feb. 25, or $30 at the door. Admission includes beer, soft drinks and snacks. To register, call Laura at 385-5821. braTE liFE oF WWCS kindErgarTEn rEgiSTraTion – Winton Woods City Schools will begin kindergarten registration for the 2012-2013 school year on Monday, March 5. Office hours at the district’s enrollment center, located at 8 Enfield Street in the rear of the Greenhills Community Building, are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. For the convenience of those registering, there will be special extended hours from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6 through Thursday, March 8. Students entering kindergarten must be five years old on or before September 30, 2012 to be eligible. Only custodial/residential parents or legal guardians may enroll a child into school. Required documents that must be presented at the time of enrollment include: three items for proof of residence (lease, new home contract, mortgage statement receipt), plus two additional items such as energy, cable, water or phone bills; original birth certifi- of the child; any cate custody/guardianship documents filed with a court; immunization records and photo ID of parent/guardian enrolling the child. For more information, call the enrollment center at 619-2360 or visit the district website at http:// www.wintonwoods.org/depart ments/enrollment/how-to-enroll. EaSTEr SpECTaCular — Bring your family and friends and enjoy lunch with the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt and other family-friendly activities! Easter Spectacular is a festive afternoon of celebrating spring, families, and of course, the Easter Bunny! Kids of all ages enjoy this event, and adults will appreciate the relaxed atmosphere and good food. Each child and adult will start with lunch with the Easter Bunny, a complimentary 4x6 photo will be given to each child; additional photos will be available for purchase. After lunch hay wagons will ride guests out to the egg hunt area where the kids can collect Easter eggs and redeem the eggs for a chocolate bunny. Pony rides, indoor and outdoor play barn, moon bounce, obstacle course for those age 4 or older, bubble fun and music is also included for after hunt activities. Reservations are required for this event. Tickets will not be sold at the door. The last day to reserve a spot will be Monday March 26, 2012 at 12 p.m. This spring event fills up quickly, so please make your reservation early! Purchase tickets online or call (513) 521-7275. Event is rain or shine. 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1 p.m. and 1:45 p.m., Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, Parky’s Farm at Winton Woods. $9.35 plus tax for children and adults. Purchase tickets at: http://greatparks.org/ events/easterspectac ular.shtm. EaSTEr brunCH - Sunday, April 8, 2012. Winton Woods Mill Race Banquet Center, 1515 W. Sharon Road, Cincinnati, OH 45240. $15.99 for adults, $7.99 for children 2-12 years (children under 24 months complimentary) Price does not include tax. Hop to it and get to the Mill Race Banquet Center for Easter Brunch in the Park. Start a new family tradition and join us for a fabulous Easter Sunday Brunch. Our buffet offers over 25 items, carving station and made to order omelettes. Our staff prepares a variety of fresh salads, pastries, desserts and all the traditional Brunch favorites. Sunday Reservations are required. This event fills up quickly, so please make your reservation early! You may reserve your spot online or by calling (513) 825-6467. Call (513) 825-6467 for additional information or visit http://greatparks.org/events/easterbrunch.sh tm to register. Greenhills, you do have a local bakery... Owned and operated by Jenny Dennis, 21 year Greenhills resident. Celebrating 15 years in business! Valentine’s Desserts, cookies, tortes, pies and pastries. Our lunches feature homemade soups, salads and sandwiches on fresh baked bread or croissant. Winter home of “FireSide Pizza”! Now baking in the wood fired oven Carry out only 4:30-9:30 p.m. Call for more information Bluebird Bakery 29 Village Square (off of Sharon Rd., by the XX tracks) Glendale, OH 45246 phone: 513-772-5633 fax: 513-772-9555 email: email@example.com www.bluebirdbakeryandcafe.com Friday, February 3, 2012 THE GREENHILLS JOURNAL “STaFFEd by volunTEErS To promoTE CommuniTy SpiriT” an ohio Corporation – not For profit 22 Endicott Street greenhills, ohio 45218 Telephone: 825–2525 Fax: 825–2525 MANAGING EDITOR LAYOUT AND DESIGN SUBCSCRIPTIONS MANAGER BOOKKEEPER ADVERTISING MANAGER CIRCULATION MANAGER CLASSIFIEDS PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD VICE PRESIDENT TREASURER SECRETARY BUSINESS MANAGER ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER PERSONNEL MANAGER OBITUARIES LEGAL COUNSEL Natalie Corzine Moore 674–1569 Peter Mayer 851–9765 Stacy Klems 825–1348 Shirley Ferguson 825–8721 Peter Mayer 851–9765 Barry Behrmann 825–7238 Kim Kuhlman 851–0532 Oscar Hoffman 825-8469 Shirley Ferguson 825–8721 Richard Schramm 851–2250 Nancy Moore 851–5839 Richard Schramm 851–2250 Stacy Klems 825–1348 Marian Schramm 851–2250 Peggy Doller 521–4627 Robert Dolle 621–4849 The Staff: Gene Begley Therese Begley Melanie Crowe Peggy Doller Joyce Fecher Judy Fisher Angie Holt Patrick Kerin Chris Knight Jackie Mayer Nancy Moore Abigail Otting David Otting Stephanie Pearce Sharon Roehm Ronald Smith Georgia Strupe Arlene Stuhlreyer Bob Stuhlreyer Journal email addresses: SubmiSSionS firstname.lastname@example.org managing EdiTor email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org advErTiSing managEr CirCulaTion email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org obiTuariES SubSCripTionS email@example.com prESidEnT firstname.lastname@example.org SECrETary email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org TrEaSurEr nEXT iSSuE daTE oF THE Journal: Friday, march 2, 2012 Journal poliCiES: At Your Service Lawncare Servicing Greenhills, Springfield Twp. & Forest Park! • Licensed & Insured Call us for ice & snow removal! 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The tapes present a very noticeable effort to second guess, micromanage and push back on the village administrator in her efforts to solve long-standing problems that can impact the viability of the village. She fields so many redundant questions from some council members and residents on topics that include property rentals, budget issues, tree removal, etc. Her prior work experience should instill confidence in her decision making. I urge all residents to offer their support for her ongoing efforts. Vince Welage Julep Lane Mayor has positive outlook for 2012 By FreD MurreLL Village Mayor I trust everyone has been enjoying the beautiful though unusual January weather. Three days over 50 degrees this past week is a treat. There are a lot of exciting things going on in Greenhills this year and the Village needs you to be a part of it. Soon there will be public hearings regarding the revision of the Zoning ordinance for the Village. I have spoken about this at Council meetings several times and the Planning Commission will be holding the first hearing later either in February or in March. There are a couple of potentially controversial aspects of these changes and your village government needs to hear your opinion. Among these are potential Historical District rules, recreational vehicle rules and allowing urban agriculture. Please stay tuned for the dates of these important meetings. A second item that needs your attention is the formation of a Charter Review Committee. The village charter provides for a committee of citizens to review the Village Charter and recommend changes to council. The council then reviews the suggested changes and can submit them to the voters. I am targeting the Charter review process to occur in the latter half of the year so it can be presented to the voters in the 2013 primary election. This should allow sufficient time for the committee to deliberate and any proposed charter changes to be debated without the background noise of a general election. If any citizen is interested in serving on the Charter Review Committee, please submit an application of interest to the Mayor’s office via the application for commis- sions that can be found on the village website (www.greenhillsohio. org ) or be obtained at the Village offices. The third item is certainly more fun. Next year will mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Village of Greenhills. This should be a time of celebration and remembrance of our past and a look forward to the future. If you have any ideas about how the village should celebrate its 75th birthday or if you want to participate in planning events for the anniversary, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Village offices and leave your name. We are looking for a leader to organize the celebrations and folks to help make it happen. We had a lot of fun with the 65th anniversary celebrations and I am looking forward to seeing what we can do for seventy five! Call for nominations to Winton Woods athletic Hall of Fame By TereSa CLeary Staff Columist Winton Woods Athletic Boosters are now accepting nominations for the Winton Woods High School 2012 Athletic Hall of Fame. The Winton Woods School District has a long and rich tradition of athletic excellence, and the mission of the Hall of Fame is to honor that tradition by the yearly induction of graduates, Village, continued from page 1 where a specific rate can be locked in for a period of time, gas rates fluctuate monthly. A specific rate cannot be quoted because the rate is determined by a formula consisting of the current Nymex rate x a conversion factor of 1.035 + a retail adder. The Nymex fluctuates daily, however, the best Nymex rate is selected once per month and your current monthly savings is calculated at that point. So what does that mean!?! Let me give you an example: in February of this year, those of you who are currently enrolled in our program will benefit from a community gas supply rate of $3.977 (the best rate ever – remember it fluctuates monthly!), compared to Duke’s GCR supply rate of $5.201. Page 3 The Greenhills Journal Friday, February 3, 2012 administrators and supporters of Forest Park, Greenhills and Winton Woods High Schools. The public is encouraged to send in nominations, along with a listing of their high school and post high school accomplishments of the nominee, for consideration by the Hall of Fame committee. Nominations can be sent as follows: via email at: campbell.dwight@winton woods.org or mail to: Mr. Dwight Campbell, Athletic Director, Winton Woods High School, 1231 West Kemper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45240.You can also send a fax to: 619-2416, attention: Dwight Campbell. The deadline for this year’s nominations is Wednesday, February 15. The formal induction of the 2012 Hall-of-Fame class will take place at halftime of the Winton WoodsMiddletown football game on Friday, September 7, 2012. The total delivered cost will be $5.230 for Greenhills IGS customers vs. $6.471 for Duke’s total delivered cost. If you want to confirm your enrollment with IGS or if you are interested in learning more about the savings you would get through IGS, please contact them directly at the following number: IGS Energy #1-800280-4474 Just an FYI on electric - the Village’s electric aggregation program through First Energy is not up for renewal this year. 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Behrmann at 513-825-7238 or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org! Page4February2012.qxp:Page4March08.qxd 2/2/12 4:20 PM Page 1 Page 4 Friday, February 3, 2012 The Greenhills Journal Library Chat United Church of Christ By Tom GARdneR Staff Columnist In this time of economic uncertainty we are all trying to watch our money and stretch the dollar as far as we can. Couponing has become a major way for everyone to save money and is more popular now than it ever was. In keeping with this recent craze, the Greenhills Library is starting a Coupon Clippers Club which we hope will become a regular monthly program at the branch. We will meet at 2:00 in the afternoon on Saturday, February 11 to swap coupons. The concept is easy. Bring coupons that you’ve clipped from the newspaper, magazines, or found online. Then see what coupons someone has that they may not need or want to use but you do. You might have coupons that you need. It’s a fun and easy way to find those important extra coupons you want each month! It also seems that eReaders become more and more popular each year and the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County has sought to meet this demand. We have created a new downloadables page at CincinnatiLibrary.org where you can go to find all the latest hot titles to transfer to your reader. For anyone who is still learning to use their new device or feels they need a refresher course, the Greenhills Branch will have an Introduction to eBooks program on Tuesday, February 7 at 6:00 p.m. Learn how to use the Library’s downloadable collection to borrow eBooks. This presentation will teach you how to use your home computer to search, borrow and download free eBooks. Our two book clubs will meet on their regular days and times to discuss two very interesting titles. This month, the Literary Latte Book Club will join with the rest of Cincinnati to talk about the 2012 On The Same Page title The Submission by Amy Waldman. A carefully selected jury sifts hundreds of anonymous entries to choose the design for a memorial to those who died in the World Trade Center attack. When they finally select the winning design, they discover that its creator is an American Muslim. Deeply conflicted, they can imagine what a firestorm of controversy their choice will cause. And of course it does. Rev. Patrick McKinney 691 Fleming Rd Cincinnati, OH 45231 (513) 522-2780 10:30 a.m. – Worship Sunday School – Nursery Support The Greenhills Journal & its advertisers! Support your community by frequenting all local businesses and don’t forget to tell them you saw their ad in The Greenhills Journal! Photo by Ron Smith A full house of kids spent a Saturday afternoon creating (painting and decorating with sparkles) their own pet rock at the Greenhills Branch Library. The story is told through the eyes of several characters: a 9/11 widow, the jury member who most passionately supports the winning design; the lost brother of a dead firefighter, who at last finds purpose by leading the outraged protest against it; a journalist who senses the biggest story of her life in the controversy; the shy Bangladeshi widow of an illegal immigrant who died in the attack, who finds herself becoming an important symbol both to her Muslim community and to the protesters; and the winning designer himself, the assimilated son of immigrant parents who has never thought much about his Muslim heritage. Join the great discussion about The Submission on February 14 at 10 a.m. Mendy has picked out a fantastic read for the Mystery Book Club which will meet on the evening of February 2 at 6:30 p.m. Vi Agra Falls: A Bed-And-Breakfast Mystery is this month’s selection. Tucked away in a cozy cul-de-sac on Heraldsgate Hill, Judith McMonigle Flynn hopes for smooth sailing in her longtime role as an innkeeper. But Judith’s skill in dealing with guests is matched only by her knack for coming across corpses. Mystery lovers who enjoy madcap mayhem will have no reservations about returning to Hillside Manor in the twenty-fourth Bed-and-Breakfast mystery from USA Today bestselling author Mary Daheim. Valentine’s Day is on Tuesday, February 14 this year and your local library has some fun activities for kids planned throughout the month. Throughout February, from the 2nd through the 15, kids can come to the library and help decorate our front Photo by Ron Smith A large group of library fans turned out for the Greenhills Branch Library program – “The Art of Henna” by John Rapach. The program drew an audience of youth (12 – 18 years of age) and parents wanting to learn about the experience of creating their own (temporary) henna tattoos. windows by decorating a Valentine heart and putting it out front for all to see. On Tuesday, February 7 at 6:30 p.m., kids can make a candy flower Valentine for someone special. And don’t forget Preschool Storytime every Monday at 10:30 a.m. Miss Amy always has a fun time planned with stories, songs, and crafts for ages 3 to 6. For all aged children and their families who enjoy birds or are thinking about getting one, come to the Library for Parrot Time at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 18. The Greater Cincinnati Bird Club will bring live birds and talk to us about owning one. Greenhills Branch Library events Valentine’s Hearts – All day, Friday, February 3 - 15, 2012 Children, all ages. Make a simple Valentine for the branch’s front window. Preschool Storytime – 10:30 a.m., mondays, February 6, 13, 20, and 27. Ages 3 – 6. Enjoy books, songs, activities and more, while building early literacy skills. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Introduction to eBooks – 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7. Adults 55+. Do you have an eReader? Learn how to use the Library’s downloadable collection to borrow eBooks. This presentation will teach you how to use your home computer to search, borrow and download free eBooks from the Library’s website. make a Candy Flower Valentine – 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7. Children, all ages. Make a sweet Valentine for someone special. Coupon Clippers – 2 p.m., Satuday, Feb. 11. Adults. Come to the Library for a chance to swap coupons in an informal group setting. Literary latte Book Club – 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14. Adults. The group will discuss The Little Book by Selden Edwards. Parrot Time – 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 18. All ages, families. The Greater Cincinnati Bird Club will bring live birds and talk to us about owning one. mystery Book Club – 6:30 p.m., monday, Feb. 20. Adults. The group will be discussing Vi Agra Falls by Mary Daheim. Tales to Tails – 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21. Children. Read aloud to a certified therapy dog. Rev. Scott M. Tessin, Senior Pastor 10416 Bossi Lane, Cincinnati OH 45128 • PH. (513) 825-4768 • email@example.com Saturday Worship: 5:30 p.m. (Traditional) Sunday Worship (Nursery): 8:30 a.m. (Traditional) 10:45 a.m. (Contemporary) Sunday School & Adult Bible Classes: 9:30 a.m. Living Jesus, Sharing Jesus www.MessiahGRH.org Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian 21 Cromwell Road, Greenhills, oH 45218 We invite you to join us and share in our community of faith Phone: 513-825-8400 Web-site: GHCCP.org Bell Choir February 12 10:30 a.m service Ash Wed Service February 22 7:00 p.m. Community Quilters - All are welcome Thursday all day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. SUndAy SeRVICe – 10:00 a.m. Forest Chapel United methodist Church Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Contemporary ConneXion Service: 11:30 a.m. 680 West Sharon Road Forest Park, ohio 45240 513–825–3040 www.forestchapel.org e Giv eart rh ! u o y ift g a firstname.lastname@example.org Page5February2012.qxp:Page5March08.qxd 2/2/12 4:21 PM Page 1 Friday, February 3, 2012 The Greenhills Journal Page 5 Firehouse Flashes By CHriS KniGHT Staff Columnist January is a busy month at the Greenhills Fire Department. Each year, our budget committee gets the year off to a good start, financially, by setting the budget based on the requests of the other department committees. This task is extremely important as the purse strings tighten and the costs rise for the items we all use on a daily basis (fuel, electric, squad supplies, etc). The officers host a session to discuss what projects or special training that they would like to undertake in the coming year and narrow the ideas down to an ambitious, yet achievable list of goals. It is that list along with the everyday goals of the department that guide us as we strive to improve service to our community in 2012. Some of you have been disappointed with the lack of snow this winter but it’s been a blessing to our volunteers who have to operate outdoors on squad runs and fire scenes. Odds are that we will eventually see some snow and ice as the winter wears on so please remember to keep an eye on hydrants near your address and make sure they are clear of snow and accessible in case they are needed. Many of you hit the roads in our village before the snow plows have had a chance to clear them on snowy mornings. It’s easy to overestimate your car’s ability to steer and brake in these conditions and find yourself involved in an accident. While we are always ready to assist folks involved in an accident on our roads, we would much rather have you slow down, make it to work safely and see us on a less stressful occasion. Chief Spaeth and the GFD officers will be conducting “Engineer” training over the next few months in an effort to •Gutters •Roofing g •Windows •Painting g JoeTschida-Owner513-931-1010 Photo Courtesy of Chris Knight Capt Brian Wood mans the pump panel on Quint 48 during training. Soon more GFD firefighters will be trained to operate the pumps, ladders and tools on the Quint and Engine. have as many of our volunteers certified to operate our pumper and aerial ladder truck on an emergency scene. This training covers the water pump system, hydraulic tools (Jaws of Life) and the aerial ladder on Quint 48. Engineers and ATO’s (aerial truck operators) are critical to having a successful fire extinguishment, rescue or extrication from an automobile crash. This effort to train more of our volunteers is a big one and will require a substantial commitment on the part of the officers and the volunteers who will be taking the training. If you see our trucks and crews around the village practicing these skills, give them a thumbs up to show your support for what they do! EMS Lieutenant Phil Yost guided our volunteers through a complete CPR recertification class in January. Every EMT on our staff must complete this refresher to remain CPR certified. Part of the training focuses on changes to the protocol and half of the class is hands-on skills practice using special CPR mannequins designed to simulate real-world scenarios (pediatric and adult choking, heart-attack, cardiac arrest, etc). On the Sunday before Valentine’s day, our volunteers and their spouses and guests will attend our annual Valentine’s breakfast. This is a great tradition that brings together the current members, retirees and their spouses for breakfast and some “catching up” with friends. Several members and their families will be gathering to take part in our fourth annual GFD Superbowl party and chili cook-off at the firehouse. Everyone has a great time at this family-friendly event and enjoys a variety of different chili recipes from our members’ kitchens. Please look at your address markings from the street and ask yourself if it can be easily seen by an ambulance crew or police officer in the event of an emergency at your house during the day and night. A clear, easy to read address can save precious seconds when seconds count. Call 589-3583 or visit GHFD.ORG for information on becoming a member of the Greenhills Fire Department. Have a safe month! Winton Woods grad admitted to Air Force Academy Photo Courtesy of Teresa Cleary Winton Woods High School senior Andrew Topits has been nominated by Congressman Steve Chabot for admission to the United States Air Force Academy. Topits will be notified in March if he has received the appointment. Topits, who is ranked first in his class, is the son of Chris and Annette Topits of Springfield Township. Pictured are (l-r) Congressman Steve Chabot, Andrew Topits and parents, Annette Topits and Chris Topits. Time to have your furnace serviced or replaced! Call TMS Services at 513-521-7269 • New furnace installation and servicing • New water heater installation and servicing • New air conditioning installation and servicing • All at very reasonable rates! Timothy M. Schurig – Greenhills High School Alum 9885 McKelvey Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45231 Longtime Greenhills Resident Page6February2012.qxp:Page6March08.qxd 2/2/12 4:31 PM Page 1 Page 6 The Greenhills Journal Friday, February 3, 2012 Winton Woods Music Boosters host talent show Photo Courtesy of Teresa Cleary More than 20 acts performed at this year’s Community Talent Showcase put on by the Winton Woods Music Boosters on January 15 at Winton Woods High School. All proceeds from the show benefited Winton Woods Music Boosters and will be used to fund band camp, awards, scholarships, uniforms and improvements. Photos by Candy and Megan Hein. From left to right: Delaney Lindeman, a student at Winton Woods Middle School, sings "Set Fire to the Rain, Winton Woods Middle School eighth grader Ellis Williams performs “Amen” and “Swing Low” on his saxophone, Aversa Prentosito, Winton Woods Intermediate School student, performs "True Colors," which she choreographed and Winton Woods Intermediate School student Cari Sullivan breaks a board held by her father, Scott Sullivan, as she demonstrates her Tae Kwon Do forms. Winton Woods Middle School SCUBA divers snorkel with manatees BY TERESA CLEARY Staff Columnist Snorkeling with manatees was just part of the diving experience for Winton Woods Middle School SCUBA Club members, who are now certified divers. A group of students, staff and parents traveled to Ocala, Florida, for three days and two nights in December. Itt was during that time they spent a half day looking for and snorkeling with the endangered manatees at Crystal River. Most also completed five dives during their time away. To prepare for the trip, SCUBA Club members completed seven weeks of classes with Tim Patton from T.J. Sport Divers as their class instructor. "Tim has been teaching diving and training dive instructors and divemasters for 30 years in southwest Ohio,” said Winton Woods Middle School science teacher John Fiely, a certified divemaster who leads the club. “Tim is pretty much a legend in YMCA diving." Once the classes were finished, participants took their final pool test and class exam, and then completed their training in the open water. “We hope to camp out and dive in June at an Ohio quarry for those who could not go to Florida so they can finish their open water dives,” said Fiely Registration is currently open for Winton Woods Middle School’s winter SCUBA class. Students in grades 7-12, their siblings and parents, and any staff of Winton Woods City Schools may take the classes. The class begins Sunday, February 12, and the fee is $150, including the instruction book and all gear. A $50 deposit is required to hold a place in class. “We have grant money from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation for Winton Woods Middle School Photo by Shari Wooton Winton Woods SCUBA Club members prepare to dive at Devil's Den, a pre-historic underground spring in a dome rock cavern in Williston, Florida. Participants who were up for certification had to adjust the weights on their belts and perform several underwater tasks such as flooding and clearing their masks. students to work at school and earn credits to offset their fees,” said Fiely. For more details, contact John Fiely at 619-2440 or email@example.com. Page7February2012.qxp:Page7March08.qxd 2/2/12 4:34 PM Page 1 Friday, February 3, 2012 Historical Society speaker discusses 1937 flood Photo by Ron Smith Phil Lind, historian addressing a full house of local folks, many of whom have only heard of the record flooding and were amazed to see so many newspaper photographs of the widespread destruction. Attention Greenhills & Springfield Twp. residents! The Greenhills Journal is looking for volunteers. Proof reading, writing, etc. Please contact via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Help us help your community! Are you a golfer and interested in assisting at the Greenhills Golf Course? An organizational meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday Feb. 7 at the Greenhills Municipal Building. By PATRICk kERIn Staff Columnist Thanks to everyone who attended our recent guest speaker meeting held in conjunction with the Greenhills branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Forty-nine people turned out on the wet and cold evening of January 23 to hear our guest speaker Phil Lind discuss the 1937 Cincinnati Flood. With the aid of his PowerPoint presentation, Phil took us on a tour of different areas of Cincinnati that were affected by the flood and also shared a number of key facts about the catastrophe. January marked the 75th anniversary of the flood. According to The WPA Guide to Cincinnati, “flood waters covered 12 square miles in the city, drove 50,000 people from their homes, caused three major fires and eight deaths, and damaged property to the extent of many millions of dollars.” We thank Lind for his excellent presentation and look forward to having him out again as he has some other presentations he’s created on aspects of Cincinnati history, including one on Cincinnati’s old streetcar system. A big thank you as well to the Greenhills branch’s Tom Gardner for contacting Phil and doing so much to make this event happen. Our next joint meeting will likely be later in the late spring. Stay tuned to the Journal for more information. To view more photos from the flood, visit https://wiki.cincin natilibrary. org/index.php/ 1937_Flood_ Collection. Also, the main library branch downtown is hosting the “1937 Flood: River Still Rising” exhibit in the Joseph S. Stern, Jr. Cincinnati Room from January 14-April 26. The exhibit “uses historical records, newspapers, letters, diaries, maps and photograph to vividly document the local impact of one of the twentieth century’s great disasters.” For more information, call the library's Programs & Exhibits Coordinator at 513-369-6944. Page 7 The Greenhills Journal Unable to make the meeting? Call the Office at 825-2100 to let us know of your interest! Thanks! Think Summer! Photo by Ron Smith Jon Seymour is seen studying aerial photographs of the flooding in one of the special newspaper editions from 1937. Interested in working at the Greenhills Swimming Pool this season? To apply, contact SwimSafe Pool Management at www.SwimSafePool.com or call 513-755-7075 for information. Photos Courtesy of the Public Library of Cinti. & Hamilton County Top: Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Sedamsville, Taken from Mt. Echo Park. Bottom: Downtown Cincinnati. The board of the Greenhills Historical Society will meet on Monday, February 27 at 7 p.m. in the Historical Society’s Museum Room on the first floor of the Community Building at 8 Enfield Street. The meeting is free and open to the public. Page8February2012.qxp:Page12March08.qxd 2/2/12 4:40 PM Page 1 Page 8 the Greenhills Journal Police Blotter By david & aBiGail ottinG Staff Columnists and n. Corzine Moore Managing editor A man was robbed at gunpoint just outside his Junefield Avenue home on December 19. At approximately 12:45 a.m., the victim had parked his car in his driveway and was entering his home when two suspects approached from the street. “Both suspects were armed with handguns and threatened the victim with them,” said Police Chief Thomas Doyle. The man threw his wallet into the street, which the suspects grabbed then ran from the scene. He lost personal items, drivers license, cash, and credit cards. The only descriptions the police have of the suspects are two black males, dressed in black. A resident on Burnham Street reported that jewelry had been stolen from her home. The theft had occurred between November 8 and December 3. There was no evidence of a forced entry. “Possibly a visitor to the home may have removed the items,” said Chief Doyle. A woman reported her bank account was illegally accessed. An unknown suspect used the stolen account information to pay an online fee. Neither the owner of the card or the credit card company could explain how the card numbers were obtained. On January 22, police were called to the Back Door Saloon to investigate a robbery. A man was observed getting out of a patron’s SUV parked outside of the bar. He was carrying a black purse. A patron at the bar went to his truck to retrieve a handgun and began running after the suspect. Both men ran across Winton Road, north, toward the Baptist church. The patron fired five rounds into the grass in an attempt to stop the suspect from getting away. The patron advised Officer Patton that the suspect had turned onto Drummond St. Officer Patton spotted the suspect and gave chase. The suspect ran to his home at 1 DeWitt St. where he was apprehend on the front steps by Patton. The suspect was arrested and taken to the Hamilton County Justice Center. The patron was also arrested by police and charged with obstruction. Officers Andy Moore and Tim Lukes assisted Patton in the chase. Police Activity Summary For the month of December, Greenhills Police the Department reported a total of 158 traffic stops, 1 for Operating a Vehicle under the Influence; 92 traffic tickets and 32 misdemeanor citations were issued. There were a total of 32 arrests reported. Obituaries Judith Ann Corcoran Judith Ann Corcoran (nee Bradford) died November 18, 2011 at age 54. Judy was a lifelong resident of Greenhills, a graduate of Greenhills High School class of 1975 and a supporter of many community groups and organizations. With her late husband, Jerry, she owned and operated 3S Fire and Safety in Forest Park. Following Jerry’s death, she ran the company with her brother, Kyle Bradford. Judy is survived by her mother, Barbara Thole Bradford, brother Kyle Bradford, sister Donna Bradford, sister-in-law Bethany Johnson Bradford, nephew Zachary Bradford, stepson Jon Corcoran, stepgrandson Zachary Corcoran and former husband, Fred Starcher. She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Bradford, and her husband, Jerome Corcoran. A memorial service was held on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Arlington Cemetery. Donations in Judy’s memory are suggested to the Greenhills Community Service Organization (GCSO), 432 Flemridge Ct. Cincinnati, OH 45231. Elmer H. Sterwerf Elmer H. Sterwerf, 77, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2011. Elmer was a graduate of Greenhills High School and had been employed by the Hamilton County Park District. He is survived by his children, Michael (Linda) Sterwerf, Daniel (Cindy) Sterwerf, Jean (Bart) Wilson, Robert (Lorrie) Sterwerf, and Amy (Jim) Karle, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, many friends and family members. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Edith Sterwerf, brother, John Sterwerf, sisters Helen Creager and Amelia Jorgenson and daughter Penny Worthington. Visitation and services were held on Friday, December 2, 2011 at Niedhard-Snow Funeral Home in Mt. Healthy with Pastor Jamison Moody presiding. Burial was in Arlington Memorial Gardens. The family suggested donations in Elmer’s memory to SPCA Cincinnati, 11900 Conroy Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45249 or Hospice of Cincinnati, PO Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH. Joyce Ann Haller Joyce Ann (Seifert) Haller beloved wife of 58 years to Dale Haller, loving mother of David (Karen) Haller, Steve Haller and Elizabeth (Kent) Allen, dear grandmother of Drew, Jacob, Rachel, Nicholas, Patrick and Katie, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2011 at age 80 years. Joyce was a long time resident of Greenhills, active in her children’s activities, such as Scouts and PTA and her bridge club. She loved shopping with her friends. She was a member of and deacon at Greenhills Presbyterian Church. Rev. Marsha Webster officiated at a Memorial Service for Joyce on December 18, 2011 at Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian followed by a reception in the church hall where friends and family exchanged loving memories of Joyce and how she touched their lives. Memorials may be made to the Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Rd., 45218 or Greenhills Forest Park Kiwanis Foundation, 351 Ashley (45215). Kimberly Mary Auer Kimberly Mary (Byron) Auer passed away suddenly on December 18, 2011 at age 48. She was the beloved wife of Mark Auer, mother of Katie Auer, Ben Auer, John Auer and Rebecca (Becca) Auer, loving sister of Carol Finner, Mark Byron, Jeff Byron and Cindy Baker and loving daughter-inlaw of Ron and Pat Auer. Kim was called to be a wife and mother and she answered that call with her whole heart, love and being. She shared that love with every child at Sharonhill Day Care and the many friends she met along the way. Visitation was held on December 22, 2011 at Our Lady of the Rosary Church followed by Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Rev. Ray Aichele and concelebrated by Rev. Pete Helmlinger. Friday, February 3, 2012 Support the Greenhills Journal and your community! Shop and frequent our advertisers and local businesses! “38 YEARS BUILDING EXPERIENCE” – All Types of Residential & Commercial Work – *Room Additions & Remodeling *Roofs *Siding *Windows *Decks *Gutters *Overhangs Christian Contractors, inc. Serving the Tri–State Area Gary W. Smith, President Free Estimates 825–3318 We take pride in our work. References available. Pioneer Automotive Full Service Auto repair Any make of car Foreign or Domestic 48 Eswin St. Greenhills Shopping Center 851-5131 Now Enrolling for Fall 2012 2-Day or 3-Day Preschool Programs for 3, 4, and 5 year olds Open House Monday, February 13, 6:30. - 8:00 p.m. Call today for your personal tour! Little Sprouts Learning Center 11177 Springfield Pike 771-4444 www.springdalenaz.com Friday, February 3, 2012 Page 9 The Greenhills Journal Lee honored for service to Board of Education Looking to improve your short game? BY TERESA CLEARY Staff Columist Jack Lee, a member of the Winton Wood Board of Education for 16 years, was honored for his service at the December Board of Education meeting with the district’s Community Spirit Award. “When you’ve put sixteen years of your life into community service you have to do a little fuss at the end,” said Board President John Pennycuff as he presented the award. “You’ve really earned the Community Spirit award.” Lee, whose two children graduated from the district, has served as Board president and vicepresident, was the Board’s representative to the Park Economic Development Forest Commission, was part of the district’s strategic plan and implementation of a uniform policy, led a number of levy campaigns, and has been a supporter of fine arts and athletics, as well as the district’s alternative education program and Academy of Global Studies @ Winton Woods Photo Courtesy of Teresa Cleary Winton Woods Board of Education member Jack Lee received the December Community Spirit award from the district. High School. “This has been a labor of love,” said Lee, as he accepted the award. He added that he “will find some other ways to serve the community in one fashion or another.” Are there times when you want the chance to get in a quick game of golf? Join the Greenhills Golf Course now! Join before April 1 and get a 20% discount. Call 513-825-2100 for details! Kiwanis offers high school scholarships for 2012 BY PEGGY DOLLER Guest Columnist Greenhills-Forest Park Kiwanis has survived the holidays and the excessive rain and is looking forward to working in the community in the next several months. The club continues to support several projects such as One Way Farm, Bethany House, Alliance Food Pantry, SOUL Ministries and Kiwanis International’s project to eradicate tetanus in mothers and babies in underdeveloped countries. In addition, we have contributed to Winton Woods High School’s student recognition awards and the Student Recognition Day hosted by Northside College Hill Kiwanis for the 6th Division clubs. We also are pleased to present a Student of the Month award at each meeting of the Winton Woods School board. We continue to be amazed at the activities of our Key Club. This month the members will work at Alliance Food Pantry on two weekends, they are planning their annual Pennies for Patients event to support Leukemia/Lymphoma Society and will sell shamrocks in March to benefit Muscular Dystrophy. These kids keep us on our toes just keeping up with all they do. The club has instituted a satellite club meeting once a month at 7 a.m. at Bob Evans (north of I-275) in order to attract interested parties who may not be able to attend an evening meeting due to work or family commitments. This group plans to work with Cincinnati Kiwanis club on Feb. 7 at the Freestore Food Bank as their first project. Come check us out at breakfast or at a regular meeting. You’ll be glad you did. It is time once again to offer scholarships to deserving students who live within the Winton Woods School District. This is one of our most rewarding projects and is funded through our charitable foundation. Many previous recipients have returned to our club to thank us for the help they received and to keep us apprised of their progress. Yes, the future is in good hands if these young people are any indication of what is to come. We are proud to share in their success and our small part in it. Check us out at www.gfpkiwanis.org or talk to any member. A few hours of your time can make a difference in someone’s life – especially yours. Kiwanis Offers Scholarships The Greenhills-Forest Park Kiwanis is once again offering scholarships of up to $2,000 to graduating seniors in good academic standing and with out- Support the Greenhills Journal Send donations to: The Greenhills Journal 22 Endicott St., Greenhills, Ohio 45218 The Greenhills Journal is a not–for–profit, volunteer organization. standing achievements in school and community service. Students must live within boundaries of the Winton Woods School District but may attend any public or private high school or be home schooled. Awards will be paid directly to the college, university, career or technical program selected by the student and are intended for use in payment of tuition, fees or books. Application forms are available from school Guidance Offices and are due April 20, 2012 to GHFP Kiwanis Foundation, Ben Floyd, Scholarship Chairman, 15 Annadale Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio 45215. Applicants may email at email@example.com or phone 771-1659 if home schooled. “FiRST ChoiCe” Used Cars Thru Tim Spaw • Lifelong Greenhills Resident • Will Find the Make or Model of Your Choice • Attends Auto Auctions Daily • 15 Years of Experience in Buying the Right Vehicles for the Right Price • His Expertise Can Save YOU Time & Money! Jake Sweeney In Tri–County 782–2800 “The First Choice...is The Smart Choice.” The wind is cold, the weather frightful! Provide your birds seed and suet that keeps them warm and healthy during these dark days! Page 10 The Greenhills Journal Friday, February 3, 2012 Judy’s “ Do You Remember When?” BY JudY FIsher staff Columnist The two 2011 Greenhills Hall of Famers each have a nice, new memory to add to their “memory bank.” Roger Petering (‘52) heard from Russ Schuster (the teacher) who most influenced Roger in high school. He is living at Maple Knoll Village. He was thrilled that he was remembered, and he thanked Roger for the compliment. Mr. Schuster and his wife chaperoned Roger’s senior class to Washington D.C. He did not stay with teaching but always followed the Pioneers in sports and spirit. He signed his letter, “Go Pioneers!” Terence Kollman (‘60) also had a surprise. He is currently consulting on a special TV campaign for Boehringer Ingelheim the world’s largest family-owned pharmaceutical company. During the first meeting, the manager of Consumer Health Care here in the U.S., leaned over to Terry and said, “Congratulations on being elected to the Hall of Fame in your hometown of Greenhills.” Terry felt speechless for once! He found out that the manager had Googled Terry’s name, and there it was for the whole world to see! “The Hall of Fame honor has changed my life, and I’m rededicating my efforts to help others and continue to ‘pioneer’ new ideas and opportunities,” said Terry. Next on Terry’s agenda is planning a St. Jude Hospital Dinner/Dance in Boca Raton, Florida. (Thanks to Roger and Terry for these up-dates and exact quotes were used at times in these articles.) Do you remember when: • We all watched those exciting “Tarzan” movies? Can you believe one star outlived all of the Tarzans, Jane, and Boy? Cheetah, the chimpanzee, died at the end of Dec. 2011, at age 81. His movie career spanned about 50 of those years and began around 1931. He also made many public and TV appearances. (Some folks are saying it is impos- sible for a chimp to live that long. I rather like to think it true for all the memories it conjures up,) He lived at a primate sanctuary in Palm Harbour, Florida, and I would assume that they kept accurate records. • Coach Rex Hoon was the Greenhills High School football and track coach from 1948-1955? A group called the Old Fogies visit with Rex and Joan in their New Concord, Ohio, home. In a 2009 visit the group presented Rex with a football full of several names of Pioneer athletes from his era. A clear plastic case had a green and silver label that read: “Presented to Coach Hoon GHS 1948-1955. Thanks for all your time, and for teaching us the values of pride, humility, honesty, integrity, and sportsmanship from your old Pioneers.” The Alumni Room has a display honoring him. In the early 1940’s he was a three sports star at Muskingham College. In 1943 he enlisted in the Army as a rifleman in the 141st Infantry Regiment of the 36th Infantry Division. He was supposed to be in a special operations unit of soldiers who were chosen to work behind enemy lines because they could speak French. A case of the mumps sidelined him, and he went to Italy first. He was injured in his hip by artillery fire from a German tank. After fifteen days of R&R, his unit did hit the beach in south France where he fought battles in southern France, Provence and the Rhineland. It was because of this he earned (in 2009) the Chevalier (Knight) of the Legion of Honor of the French Republic. This award is the highest one awarded by the French. (Napoleon created this French honor in 1802 to recognize service rendered to France by people of great merit.) It is akin to our Medal of Honor. Hoon has quite a collection of medals from his US Army WWII service in Italy and France. In addition to the Legion of Honor, he has a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Arrowhead, European-AfricanMiddle Eastern Theater Ribbon, four Bronze Stars, and the World War II Victory Medal. What a deserving person, and how fortunate Greenhills was to have had him help shape the lives of so many young student athletes. He and his wife still live in New Concord. (Sources: Greenhills Alumni Newsletter 11-2009 and Brian Gadd’s article in the “Times Recorder” of Zanesville, Ohio.) • A June, 1959 Journal ad for the Greenhills Hardware Store advertised a deluxe, motorized outdoor living grill for $21.95? Included were all the accessories: skewers, forks, spoons, scrapers, briquettes, lighters, other grills. Everything but the steaks. Jule’s sold his hardware store to Pat and Jim Hardy who served the village from 1967-1991. Pat loved to refinish furniture and antiques which she did at home. Greenhills Hardware had a small section where Pat sold crafts. Her straw Christmas wreaths were her big sellers. I had a lovely talk with Pat recalling old memories, and she was so sweet and gracious to answer my inquiries about the store. • Joseph Recker and Allen Boerger started Recker and Boerger right here in Greenhills? Eventually they moved to a bigger location out of Greenhills. Joseph and Allen lived next door to each other on Brompton Lane. • Ronald and Justin Auer started Auer Kitchens in 1956? • A 1973 ad advertised Halpin’s Catering Service? Neil and Antoinette were the outstanding “cooking couple” who also served the delicious meals at the Greenhills Country Club. • The Village Inn served yummy lunches, dinners, cocktails, and even carry-out orders? • Angilo’s Greenhills Pizza also offered steak hoagies, fish, chicken, shrimp, and spaghetti? (Are you getting hungry yet?) • You could get a fence from Tom Enderly of A.B.C. Fencing or piano lessons from dear Helen Baker? If you needed to try and make your kids smarter, you could buy a set of World Book Encyclopedias from Freda Odegard. • Greenhills was loaded with attorneys? Three that I recall very well were Paul Mueller, Bob Woellner, and Bob Dolle. I taught his wonderful son Tom at Damon Rd. The Dolles were such a gracious couple and took us on Ohio River excursions on their boat. • Many well known names offered Greenhills plenty of good insurance? Joseph Wernicke, Sr. (complete insurance service), James Clark, Sr. & Associates (1950), Richard Bolser, Ken Deeter, Joseph Singler, and All State Insurance to name a few. • You could even call Kane Angler’s Ark to plan a vacation trip on a house boat, fishing, or hunting trips at Lake Cumberland? Rolland Kane ran the Ark out of his Hadley home. With all this record breaking rain, we may need an ark. • John and Nick Haynay began the wonderful Haynay’s Bowling Alley? How many of us remember going there in the early days? A wonderful place to take a date! • Robert A. Taft installed our new City Council Members in 1972? That caused quite a stir. • The florist shops served us so well over the years? The shop on the lower level had many names and owners. In 1963 the shop was known as the Treasure Nook Florist/Gift Shop. Another name was the Village Green Florist/Gift Shop. I recall Lynn Martinson who sold it to Cindy Thomas who later moved it to the Beckett Ridge area. Jan Ellers bought the space where she ran Jan Ellers Florist Shop (lower level) for six years. She moved to the first level where she was for twelve years. When Jan sold the store, Beasley’s from Cincinnati Mills moved there and is there today. • Your first kiss with that someone special? If you are still with that same “special someone” give them a kiss a day for every year you’ve been married. When you run out, start all over. That way you can have a Happy Valentine’s Day every day. I believe in and promote the Village of Greenhills! New Listing: 9 January Ct. - Terrific Ranch on very desirable cul-de-sac! My recent sales include: 10 Bradnor and 54 Burley Circle! Please welcome our new neighbors! Call me today to help you sell your current property or purchase your new home! firstname.lastname@example.org Hopster-Stoffel Wedding Announcement Join the Greenhills Swimming Pool now and take advantage of a COLD WEATHER DISCOUNT! Jennifer Hopster and Robert Stoffel were married October 22 at the Fairfield Community Arts Center in Fairfield, Ohio. Jennifer is the daughter of Dale and Nancy Hopster of Greenhills. Robert is the son of Lew Stoffel and Sue Wenn of Madeira. Jennifer is a 2003 graduate of Winton Woods High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Middle Childhood Education. She is currently employed by Sylvan Learning Center and is also a substitute teacher for Winton Woods City Schools. Robert is a graduate of Madeira High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Cincinnati where he received a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences. He is currently employed by Express-Scripts. The couple resides in Wyoming, Ohio. Join by April 30 and receive a great discount on your membership! Call the Municipal Office at 513-825-2100 for more details Page11February2012.qxp:Page7March08.qxd 2/2/12 4:41 PM Page 1 Friday, February 3, 2012 The Greenhills Journal Page 11 Page12February2012.qxp:Page12March08.qxd 2/2/12 4:42 PM Page 1 Page 12 The Greenhills Journal Classified Ads Place your classified ads (no agents) prepaid with $3 for first 30 words ($0.20 for each additional word), in the Greenhills Post Office door or mail to: Greenhills Journal, 22 Endicott, Greenhills, OH 45218. We regret that we cannot accept ads by phone. The deadline for copy is 12 p.m. the Friday prior to publication. (See the masthead on page 2 for publication dates.) For information, call Kim Kuhlman, 851–0532. NOtice: If you have ever submitted photos to the Journal, they may be retrieved from the Greenhills Branch Post Office at 22 Endicott St., Greenhills. FOR SALE MITER SAW – Craftsman 10” Compound Miter Saw Model #315.212100; new in original box with manual. Parts include set of table extensions. 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