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Poetry out loud

Beechwood High School senior Torie DiMartile has a love of poetry. For the past few years she has done well competing in state at the Poetry Out Loud contest. This year, without expectation, DiMartile earned first honors in the contest where she recited poems she selected in Frankfort. Her recitation also earned her a trip to Washington, D.C., where she will compete against other state winners. SCHOOLS, A4

Track season

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One millon dollar road loan OK’d

By Regan Coomer

Lakeside Park City Council voted 4-2 in favor of securing a $1 million loan for road projects at a special meeting April 4. About $720,000 of the loan, funded by Park National Bank, will cover construction on Farmington Drive; the remainder will go toward projects on Locust

Avenue, Penwood Road and Mary Jane Court. No loan term has been set at this time; the city’s finance committee plans to review the feasibility of a five, seven or 10 year loan. However, payments are set at about $125,000 a year. Council Member Aimee Pelletier, who previously served on the city’s public works committee, said with $550,000 allocated to

“Knowing that we will not have to raise taxes in order to pay for this, I don’t understand how anyone could be opposed to it.”

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roads annually (including Kentucky Municipal Road Aid funds), there will be plenty of road funds left over once the debt service is paid.

“No one wants to put themselves in a debt position. We bring in the same amount of taxes every

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World stage old hat for tennis player By Jason Brubaker

For many 20–year olds, playing in a world–class athletic event in South Africa would have their stomach butterflies churning. For Emmy Kaiser, it’s just business as usual. Kaiser, a Fort Mitchell resident who was born with spina bifida, is headed to the United States Tennis Association’s 2011 World Team Cup, to be held in Pretoria, South Africa, at the end of April. The World Team Cup is a Davis Cup–style tennis tournament for wheelchair tennis players. This will be Kaiser’s seventh time representing the United States in the tournament, with the first four coming as a member of the junior team and the last two coming as a member of the women’s team. “It’s still definitely a great experience, but at this point, I’m not really nervous about it,” she said. “It’s a lot of the same players I’ve been playing against at tournaments for a while now, so we know each other pretty well.” Kaiser said she first picked up a racket when

Kaiser missed qualifying for the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing by one spot, giving her further motivation this summer. “That would have been an amazing experience, but hopefully I’ll be able to do it this time around,” she said. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s all worth it.” Kaiser’s mother, Patty, said she’s been thrilled with the experiences her daughter has had through tennis. While Emmy says it’s not likely tennis will ever become her full–time job once she graduates, she’s still making the most of it now. “How many kids her age have been to everyPROVIDED Fort Mitchell resident Emmy Kaiser is headed to the 2011 World Team Cup in South Africa, which will run April 25 – May 1. where she’s been?” asked Patty. “It’s been a wonderThis is her seventh time representing the United States in the tournament. ful ride for her, and we’re As big as the World just really proud of her.” she was 5 years old, and plenty of time traveling to hasn’t looked back since. tournaments, having visit- Team Cup is however, But for now, Kaiser’s With a specially designed ed both Baton Rouge and Kaiser said that’s just the focus is on the World Team wheelchair that allows for Boca Raton in the weeks first step on her journey Cup, where the best wheelmore lateral movement, leading up to the World this summer. Following the chair tennis players from cup, which is slated to con- 30 countries will be represhe starred for the St. Team Cup. She also is finishing up clude on May 1, she will sented. Henry District High School team, and estimates she her degree at Thomas begin training for the 2012 “There’s some pressure plays 4–5 times per week More College, where she is Paralympics, which will be because you want to play during the spring and studying psychology and held in London. Qualifying your best and win, but business, with hopes of for the Paralympics runs mostly it’s just a lot of summer. Of course, she also has pursuing her master’s from May 2011 to May fun,” she said. “I’m really 2012, with hopefuls trying looking forward to it.” to balance that with her degree as well. “I definitely stay busy, to play their way onto the busy schedule. As one of For more information the highest–ranked players but I love what I do,” she team with their perform- about the World Team Cup, ance at a variety of events. visit in the country, she spends said.

Edgewood resident strikes up the band By Jason Brubaker

Chris Reineke knows the challenges that come in trying to start a band, let alone a community band full of residents with different abilities and musical histories. But he also knows the joy that can come out of it. “I was in the Florence community band when I was in high school, and it was just a great experience for me,” said the Edgewood resident. “I’ve always loved music, and I figured there’s plenty

of people like me out there, so why not start a band right here in our own community?” That’s why Reineke, a tuba player at heart, is looking to start an Edgewood community band, which will be perform at various city events and functions. While he envisions the band leaning more towards a concert style group, he said he’s open to suggestions from the other members. Currently, there are close to 15 people who have signed on, and he said he would love to eventually have at least 50 regulars.

“I want this to be a fun thing where everyone gets to voice their opinion and we just see where it goes from there,” he said. “This is all about getting people together who love music, and just seeing what direction everyone wants to go.” Reineke also said membership won’t be limited to Edgewood residents, and while some community bands don’t allow high school students, he doesn’t plan on any such restrictions. “I was in one while I was in high school, and I think it’s a

valuable option for kids that age to have,” he said. “We just want people who are committed and who will bring a love of music. Those are the only requirements.” Reineke said the first rehearsal for the band is scheduled for April 11 at 7 p.m. at the Edgewood Senior Center, and once he’s able to talk to all of the participants, they’ll set a regular rehearsal schedule. For more information about the band, including how to get involved, send an email to or call 7271669.


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Small Business Expo set April 28 Loan By Stephanie Salmons

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce will host the 2011 Small Business Expo from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Receptions, 1379 Donaldson Road, Erlanger. Registration and a continental breakfast begins at 8 a.m. with keynote speaker Mike Monahan delivering his presentation “Fail to Decide, Fail to Succeed” from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The speech addresses how businesses often put decision making on hold and leave success to chance. Monahan has 20 years experience in the personal development field and is the

author of several books. He will be signing books following his presentation. “Taste of Northern Kentucky” food will be offered from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. This year’s theme is “Hollywood,” said Mark Kiser, owner of Kwik Kopy in Taylor Mill and this year’s Small Business Expo Committee co-chair. “Small businesses are really the stars of the community,” he said. “If you do any reading on economic trends, small businesses have consistently led recovery from recessions. I really believe the small businesses are doing that and really are the stars of the community.” Convenience for both vendors and attendees is

one of the biggest benefits of attending, said chamber marketing and communications director Tiffany Salsman. “It’s an opportunity for small businesses in the area to really promote their products from an exhibitors’ standpoint – just to reach a number of potential clients in one fell swoop,” she said. “Then for attendees it’s a great opportunity to meet with a number of potential vendors all in one day.” Kiser said historically expositions have been geared toward larger businesses. “As we took a look at complexion of commerce, it became evident the small businesses were an integral part of Northern Kentucky commerce,” he said. The expo provides a format for small businesses to exhibit their businesses to the community and has


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grown “dramatically” every year since it began, Kiser said. According to Kiser, there were nearly 650 people in attendance last year with between 800 and 1,000 expected this year. There will be 120 booths this year, Salsman said. There is no “industry specific” slant to the expo, she said. “It’s a great way to focus on Northern Kentucky and to bring people together in a low-key atmosphere,” Salsman said. “It’s a fun event, it’s a social event – there’s lots of networking. It’s not these high-pressure meetings, it’s a little more lowkey.” Admission to the Expo only is $5 and admission to the keynote speaker is $15. The price is $20 for both events. Call 578-8800 for more information.

Continued from A1 year based on the amount of residents and if we spend say $135,000, that still leaves us close to $400,000,” she said. “Knowing that we will not have to raise taxes in order to pay for this, I don’t understand how anyone could be opposed to it.” Getting the best value on construction of the longest street in the city, Farmington Drive, just makes sense, Pelletier said. “It will allow us to continue with the five-year road plan going right down the list and still repay the loan.” Council members Frank Smith and John Rhodes cast the dissenting votes. In a March 31 Community Recorder article, Rhodes was quoted as saying that council had the appearance of bias with four council members as Farmington

Drive residents possibly voting for the $1 million loan. Those council members are Smith, Dave Wolfer, Andy Disken and Pelletier. Bad appearance or no, Rhodes thinks it’s just wrong to borrow the money. “They will be passing on such a huge debt right on down the line,” he said, adding that in the process of reviewing the budget and rate hikes, future councils may have to resort to raising taxes to meet the debt service and continue road projects. Property values may not always stay steady and tax money flowing in could drop, Rhodes said. “We are not immune to the economy. That’s that situation we have in this country.” For more information on your community visit

Weather doesn’t stop spring road work By Jason Brubaker and Regan Coomer

While the winter temperatures and occasional dusting of March snow may not be fun, local public works directors say they aren’t likely to hold up any spring projects. “We’ve still got our winter gear out and ready to go in case we need it, but otherwise it’s just business as usual,” said Rick Bogard, the Erlanger public works director. “We’d love to see the temperatures start to climb again, but we’re still out there doing what we can right now and preparing for everything we have in the

spring.” That includes preparing the city parks for spring activities, as well as patching potholes and prioritizing streets that need maintenance. While the asphalt plants haven’t yet opened to begin road projects, Bogard said the temperatures, which have ranged from the 30s to the 70s over most of March, have not set back any of the spring road projects dramatically as the ground is sufficiently thawed from winter. “I think we’re over that proverbial hump, and as long as we don’t have any sustained period of cold, we should be fine,” he said. “The only variable right now is rain, but other than

that, I think we’re ready to move forward with a busy spring.” Gary Cooper, the Independence public works director, agreed. “Most of our [bigger projects] won’t start until the spring, so it hasn’t held us up,” he said. “We’re just doing small projects. The weather changes don’t bother us at all.” Which isn’t to say Cooper and Bogard wouldn’t like to see a little more sunshine in the coming weeks. “Oh – no question we’re hoping to get back to that 70 degrees type of weather soon,” Bogard said. “We’ll be out there working regardless, but I think we all hope we’re done with winter.”

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Highland Cemetary nature program

Highland Cemetery in Fort Mitchell is holding the next program in their nature series at 6:30 p.m. April 28. That night, the cemetery will welcome in representatives of Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky. They will be bringing a golden eagle, barred owl, turkey vulture and screech owl to show off to the audience. The program is free to attend, and is intended for families with children ages 10 and older. It will be held in the cemetery’s chapel. For more information, call 331-3220.


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An Easter hunt for father’s handmade baskets By Jason Brubaker

which sparked their interest to try to track down a few more. If they’re able to get some back, Hale said they’re going to sand down the front design and put the names of their newest

When James Avery Whitis passed away in 2009, he left behind plenty of memories for his family. Now they’d just like to get a few of them back. Whitis, who lived in Elsmere, was known for his woodworking ability and craftsmanship, including his handmade Easter baskets. The baskets had started as a fun family project close to 20 years ago, but became much more. “My sister and I helped paint faces on the first baskets he made, and it was really the only project I worked on with my dad,” recalled Juli Hale, Whitis’ daughter. “Pretty soon, it became a tradition for our family, and we started making them for each of the kids and grandkids, and it was just a special thing for us.” The baskets became so popular that they decided to make a few extras to sell to the public one year. With Whitis handling the craftsmanship, and Hale and her siblings handling the painting, they sold over 200 baskets. Each basket was personalized with a child’s name, with boys’ baskets featuring a rabbit’s face with a bow tie and blue tail, while girls’ baskets featured a necklace and pink tail. Since Whitis passed away, his family has continued to grow, and the newest grandchildren don’t have their own basket. Overall, Hale, now a Boone County


Juli Hale shows off some of the handmade Easter baskets created by her late father. The family is trying to track down a few of the baskets they sold about 18 years ago to give to the newest grandchildren and great-grandchildren in the family. resident, said there are 19 grandchildren and 22 great–grandchildren, with two more great–grandchildren on the way. “We sold all these baskets 18 years ago, and now we’d love to get a few of them back so the tradition can continue with all of our own kids,” said Hale. “To the people who bought them, it’s just a cute little wooden basket. But to our family, they represent so much more, and we’re hoping people can understand that.” Hale said the baskets represent what her father stood for, and they’ve helped keep his memory alive in the family.

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“My father was a very devout man, and he loved that these were part of our Easter celebration each year,” said Hale. “Every year, I lay out the baskets for my kids, and it reminds me of him and all the good times we had while he was here.” Hale knows that tracking down baskets sold 18 years ago might sound like an impossible chore, but she’s remained optimistic that a few of them are still out there, perhaps in garages or attics, and belonging to families who will appreciate the meaning behind them. She said her sister even discovered a few of them at a friend’s house recently,

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Service learning? Bingo! By Regan Coomer


Beechwood High School senior Torie DiMartile will head to the national Poetry Out Loud contest in Washington D.C. after winning the Kentucky contest. DiMartile had finished second in the state the past two years.

Poetry skills take student to Washington By Jason Brubaker

As the winner of the Kentucky Poetry Out Loud contest, one might expect Beechwood High School senior Torie DiMartile to not worry about stage fright. “Actually, I still do get nervous getting up in front of people, even though I’ve been doing it for a while,” admitted DiMartile. “I love it, but I definitely still get some butterflies before I go up there.” However those butterflies weren’t enough to stop her taking first place in the 2011 poetry recitation contest, which was held at the beginning of March in Frankfort. For the contest, DiMartile had to memorize three poems and recite them, using her voice inflection and pace to bring the poem to life for the judges. For the contest, she chose Carl Sandberg’s “Chicago,” William Shakespeare’s “Let me not to the marriage of true minds,” and W.D. Ehrhart’s “Wreckage.” She said she began rehearsing a few weeks before the contest, learning first the lines of each poem and then analyzing the message of the poem to help better reflect that to the judges. “It certainly took a lot of work and time to get ready for the contest,” she said. “But poetry is one of my real loves, and I really enjoyed the whole process.” Having twice qualified for the state contest, DiMartile said she

was prepared for the process much better this year. But being a senior with so much else on her plate, she said she didn’t expect to win this year, even after having finished in second place the last two years. “I really just went into the contest with the mindset of enjoying it more so than winning,” she said. “So I was shocked when they announced my name. It’s a terrific honor.” Beechwood Principal Ginger Webb said DiMartile was deserving of first place, which includes a $200 cash prize and $500 for the school library to purchase poetry books. “Torie is such a phenomenal student and she has a real gift,” said Webb. “She’s a terrific girl, and we’re certainly going to miss her next year. But we’re so proud of her for getting to the national contest, and we know she’s going to do a great job.” The national contest will be held in Washington D.C. at the end of April. DiMartile said she’s already begun the process of preparing for it, and she may even try out some new poems for the big stage. “I’m really excited for it,” she said. “It’s an honor just to go there, so I’m just trying to prepare for it the best I can.” For more information about Poetry Out Loud, visit For more news about your community go to

A year’s worth of service learning projects for Rosedale Manor came to an end at a celebratory pizza party held for the seniors at Fort Wright Elementary March 30. Over the last school year, Carol Lumpkin and Sandy Snell’s thirdgrade classes participated in a serving learning project to raise money and provide Rosedale’s seniors with extras like sugar-free candy, hand-made ornaments during Christmastime and most recently, a brand-new bingo set. During the pizza party, residents played two rounds of bingo with the students, who then gave each female resident a pink or red carnation. “They do a good job,” said Rosedale resident Flossie Childers of the students. “They love us. That’s the way I put it. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t have done this for us.”

Third-grade students Avery Hacker and Ciara Walters help Rosedale resident Wilma Zimmerman mark the numbers on her bingo cards March 30. REGAN COOMER/STAFF

Rosedale resident Mary Nienaber chats with third-grade student Korie Johnson at Fort Wright Elementary March 30.


Villa Madonna student journalist Nicole Hennard of Fort Wright was happy to meet ESPN reporter Bob Holtzman when he visited the broadcast journalism class at Villa Madonna Academy. Hennard was able to show some of her sportscasts to Holtzman, who gave her tips on interviewing and editing. Here Hennard and teacher Steve Oldfield speak with Holtzman.


Reality TV students witness back surgery By Jason Brubaker



Two third-grade classes at Fort Wright Elementary have spent the last school year fundraising to provide extras for residents of Rosedale Manor. Most recently the classes purchased new bingo cards and bingo balls for Rosedale residents, who visited the school March 30. Left to right: Madison Gifford, Rosedale resident Flossie Childers, Savannah Honshell, Jennifer Deaton and Jordan Brown.

There’s no telling how many tools a surgeon needs for an intense surgery . . . everything from needles to scalpels to forceps and even the occasional drill. But for students at Dixie Heights High School on March 30, all they needed was a computer. That day, they were invited to take in a surgery at The Chris Hospital via webcast, as part of an annual outreach program put on by the hospital. Dixie was one of 12 area schools to take part in the exercise that including Scott High School in Taylor Mill and Simon Kenton High School in Independence. While some of the schools actually sent students to the hospital to view the three–hour spinal fusion operation from an auditorium, the rest participated by linking up to a live view of the surgery online, which included detailed comments from the sur-

geons about each step in the procedure. “This was the first year we did the webcast for this, and I think it is a great way to expand the program,” said Michael Beauchat, a public relations consultant with Christ Hospital. “Our space is limited here at the hospital, but this way, we can get even more kids involved at each school.” Steve Suanders, a teacher at Dixie Heights who has taken students to the hospital in the past for the program, agreed. This is the eighth year for the program, which is co–sponsored by The Christ Hospital and the Greater Cincinnati Health Council. “It’s a way for a lot more of our students to get a really unique experience,” said Saunders. “For some of them, this will help them decide is this is a field they may want to pursue, so I think it’s incredibly valuable to be able to get as many students involved as we can.” At Dixie, any student who

wished to view the surgery was able to visit the school auditorium, where the surgery was shown on a large screen. Saunders said some of the students who attended were simply curious, but many of them were students in the advanced anatomy, physiology or biology classes who are leaning toward pursuing medicine in college. “Oh man – this is one of the coolest things I have ever see,” said senior Jordan Bradfield, who watched the entire surgery. “I’ve always wanted to be able to see something like this, and it just really confirms that I want to do this kind of thing one day.” And despite some graphic footage during the surgery, Saunders said the students handled it all pretty well. “There were some ‘oohs and aahs’ at parts, but really the kids were just fascinated and not saying much,” he said. “I think it’s a terrific experience for them, and we’re just glad we’re able to do it.”


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The Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati University of Kentucky Alumni Club will present an evening with two University of Kentucky leaders. University President Lee T. Todd Jr. and John Calipari, men’s basketball coach, will discuss happenings at the university and the return to the Final Four in men’s basketball. Also, Dr. Todd will be honored for his decade of leadership to his alma mater.

The 2011-12 Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati UK Alumni Club Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the event. The public is invited to join the celebration on Wednesday, April 13, for a reception, dinner and program at Paul Brown Stadium. Cost is $45 for alumni association members and $50 for general admission to the event and dinner. A cash bar will be available. Attire is business casual.


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Reservations can be made at www.ukalumni. net/toddandcal or by calling 1-859-257-7161 by Friday, April 8. Parking is available in the garage under Paul Brown Stadium at $4 per car. For questions about the event, contact Carol Beirne at 513-520-5303. If you are not a member of the UK Alumni Association, join or renew at, keyword: join, or call 1-800269-ALUM.

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Observatory open

The Bank of Kentucky Observatory at Thomas More College will host an open house and night sky viewing starting at 8 p.m. on April 9. The open house will begin with a lecture by Dr. Wes Ryle, professor of physics, at 8 p.m. in the Science Lecture Hall, located in the campus administration building. The lecture will cover a discussion of the Kepler Telescope, launched by NASA in 2009, and some of its early test results, in addition to the science behind detecting exoplanets. At 9 p.m. participants will move to the observatory and use telescopes to look at the moon, stars and more if weather permits.

All are welcome to attend the observatory open house and the event is free. The observatory is outdoors, so dress accordingly. TMC is located at 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills. For more information or directions, visit

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Thomas More College’s annual Words celebration will be held 7 p.m., April 14 in Steigerwald Hall, located in the Holbrook Student Center. This event launches the 2011 edition of Words, the college literary magazine. A wine and appetizer reception begins at 6:45 p.m., followed by readings, music and art on display. Featured author Dana Wildsmith will share her work, along with award-winning TMC writers and artists. TMC English Professor Dr. Sherry Cook Stanforth recognized Wildsmith as “…one of our most celebrated regional authors. We’re honored to have her on our campus. Her witty, nature-inspired writing embraces life on an old Geor-


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The week at Villa

• The Bellevue baseball team beat Villa Madonna 1611, March 28. Villa’s Dan Hillenmeyer was 1-4 with a double. Calvary beat Villa 14-0, March 29. On April 2, Walton beat Villa Madonna 7-1. Villa’s Andy Piccirillo was 2-3. • In girls track on April 2, Villa placed 10th with a score of 15.5 in the Walton-Verona Bearcat Open.

The week at Notre Dame

• In softball, WaltonVerona beat Notre Dame 12-0 in six innings, March 29. • In girls track on April 1, Notre Dame placed fourth with a score of 50 in the Raider Friday Night Frenzy. Notre Dame’s Schutzmann won the 800 meter in 2 minutes, 33.24 seconds; Zembrodt won the 110 meter hurdles in 16.74 seconds.

The week at Dixie

• The Beechwood boys tennis team beat Dixie Heights 4-1, March 28. Dixie’s Schoettker and Althaver beat Bobby Rechel and Tim Barry 6-3, 6-3. On March 29, Dixie Heights beat Cooper 3-2. Dixie’s Thompson beat Honschopp 6-4, 6-2; Jackson and Feltner beat Greenhalgh and O’Brien 6-1, 6-2; Boyd and Pernell beat Crawford and Lawrence 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.

The week at CovCath

• The Covington Catholic boys tennis team beat Boone County 4-1, March 29. CovCath’s Stephen Schafer beat Chinthala 6-4, 6-0; Scott Drees beat Schmitz 6-0, 6-0; Gerding beat Pressler 6-1, 61; and Joe Kendall and Brett Riedinger beat Means and Poweliet 6-0, 7-6. On March 31, Elder beat Covington Catholic 4-1. CovCath’s Andrew Schult and Haden Cotton beat Butler and Walroth 6-0, 6-2. • In baseball, CovCath beat Louisville Trinity 7-6, April 2. CovCath’s Eric Schneider hit a double and had two RBI.

The week at Beechwood

• The Beechwood boys tennis team beat Dixie Heights 4-1, March 28. Beechwood’s Michael Craig beat Middendorf 6-2, 2-6, 6-1; Richardson beat Atkinson 61, 6-2; Logan Burns beat Plattner 6-3, 7-6 (7-4); Quinn Sesher and Kinman beat Jackson and Feltner 6-2, 6-1; and Dixie’s SchoettkerAlthaver beat Bobby Rechel and Tim Barry 6-3, 6-3. On March 29, Beechwood beat Calvary Christian 3-2. Beechwood’s Carter Richardson beat Ham 6-4, 62; Logan Burns beat Garbig 7-6, 6-4; Tim Barry and Bobby Rechel beat Walton and Smith 6-2, 7-5. On March 31, Beechwood beat Bellevue 5-0. Beechwood’s Richardson beat Thompson 6-0, 6-0; Burns beat Berkemier 6-0, 6-1; Takashi Yokokur beat Blaken 6-0, 6-0; Sesher and Kinman beat Rosenbaum and Isbel 60, 6-0; and Barry and Rechael beat Smith and Terry 6-0, 6-0. • The Campbell baseball team beat Beechwood 11-10, March 29. Beechwood’s Cody Gohs was 3-3 with a double, a homerun and three RBI. On April 1, Beechwood beat Dixie Heights 7-5. Beechwood’s Michael Colosimo was 2-3, and Cody Gohs was 2-3. Dixie Heights’ Garrett was 3-4 and hit two doubles.

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Beechwood track ready for strong season By James Weber

The Beechwood High School boys track and field team is in its first year of operation this spring. But the Tigers have not had the usual “expansion team” struggles. Far from it, as Beechwood won the Ryle Relays March 26 for its first victory in outdoor season. Jeremy Fisher started the boys program at Beechwood after coming over from Conner, where he had been head track coach for several years. Fisher remains as an assistant football coach at Beechwood, where he recruited many of the school’s top grid stars to try out for track. He had the Tigers compete in several indoor meets starting in January to get ready for this season. “We are extremely pleased that nearly every exceptional male athlete in the school has chosen to participate in the program,” Fisher said. “Our boys immediately decided that winning the Class A state championship is our only goal, and anything less will be a major disap-


Beechwood’s Alex Brennen makes an 18 foot, 9.5-inch long jump at Ryle High School March 26 during the Ryle Relays, which the Tigers won. pointment. Our entire school district has rallied around the program immediately (for the girls and boys teams). We have committed administrators, parents and boosters who are willing to help our program

grow, which is critical when starting a new program.” Among the top Tigers are Josh Smith, Tony Thoerner, Tyler Schmitt, Harry Tomlinson, Cameron Vocke, Dane Everett, Alex Brennen, John Cardosi, Taylor Davis, Brett Eyckmans, Josh Bradley, Corey Cruse, Sean Flannery, Max Nussbaum and Gage Erdman. Vocke, the standout football tailback, is the top sprinter on the team, a unit also led by Nussbaum, Erdman and Brennen. Everett is the top hurdler. Thoerner, Bradley and Lawless lead the throwing events, and Cardosi and Mescher are the top distance runners. Fisher inherits a girls team that is used to success in several events. Brianna McCarthy is two-time defending 1A state champion in the discus and was second in the shot put last year. She is seeing interest from some Division I schools, Fisher said, including Louisville. Shannon Redfield is the team’s top distance runner, qualifying for state in the 800 and 1,600 in 2010. Olivia Miniard and Lexi Hunter

are returning members of the 4x100 relay team which has been a regular medalist at state in recent years. Lauren Miller is another key returning thrower. Kyra Spahn, the conference player of the year in volleyball, adds potential to the team. Other starters returning are Anna Claire Schilling, Maddy Schwarz, Alex Keller, Molly McMath, Maddie Heist, Brook Dosker, Claire Joswick, Mackenzie Rylee, Katie Wells, and Lauren Morehead. “The points and experience that Brianna brings to our team will be invaluable while competing for the Class A State Championship. Nearly all of our top returning athletes (with the exception of McCarthy) are all underclassman,” Fisher said. “Most importantly, our team seems to get along well—and are extremely hungry for success. We have massive talent at Beechwood, most importantly, they want to be part of building a championship caliber program.” See more sports coverage at

Cov Cath works to contend in 2A track By James Weber

The Covington Catholic High School boys track and field team was third overall in the Class 2A state meet last year under head coach Joshua McCoy, who expects the Colonels to be that competitive again this year. Cov Cath was also conference champions and Diocese of Covington champions last year. Returning starters are Connor Maschinot, Michael Bowdy, Thomas Batts, Austin Hudepohl, Will Torbeck, Brayden Schlagbaum, Alex Connelly, Troy Timmerman and Alex Flynn. The top newcomer is Mike Rosado. Flynn is the lone returner from the 4x800 team that finished fourth at state last year. He was also sixth in the 800. Bowdy, Batts and Hudepohl were on the 4x200 team that finished fifth last season at state. Those there and Maschinot all return from the 4x100 team that was third last season at state. Connelly was second in the 2A high jump at state after winning it all in 2009. Timmerman, the future Air Force football player, is a standout thrower. The Colonels were regional champions in the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x800 last season. Cov Cath will be in the Southwest

Ohio Coaches Classic April 6 and 8, then in the Donnie Carnes Memorial April 16 at Campbell County. Here is information on other teams in Kenton County based on information submitted by coaches. Not every team submitted information.

Covington Latin

Dan Whitacre and Mark Rodgers are in their second year as co-head coaches of the program. The team graduated standout distance Lily Rodgers, who is now at Notre Dame. Returning starters include Christine Smith and Anna Matchinga, who return for their sophomore years. Donnie Meyer and John Deis are seniors and Peter Rodgers, a sophomore, are looking for state honors in as distance runners. Smith (800) and Matchinga (300 hurdles) qualified for state last year and they both ran in the 4x400 at state as well. Top newcomers include Brendan Connelly, Dorien Clark, Mitchell Blewett and Libby Keller, Hannah Cain and Emma Gripshover. The coaches are excited that they have their largest team in many years, with 53 athletes. In the past couple of years, the team has added the throws and the jumps to their program and the coaches are excited about the possibilities there.

Dixie Heights

The Colonels boys team finished third in the 3A regionals last year under head coach Steve Saunders, who returns for his 24th season. They sent three seniors to college track programs. Overall, Dixie set seven school records last season. Top returners are Matt Reekers (distance), Michael Menkhaus (distance), Chris Sikra (sprints, pole vault), Trey Naber (hurdles and jumps), Billy Menkhaus (middle distance) and Joey Caudill (sprints). “We are looking forward to a good year,” Saunders said. “We have several veterans on the team who are among the best in the region as well as several athletes coming up from the JV and freshman teams who will contribute.” Dixie will host an invitational April 5. Ed Cook will return to coach the girls team. Returning starters are Anna Ochs, Paige Turner, Marissa Lopez, Chelsea Perdue, Sarah Moore, Ally Tekulve, Erica Bluford, Courtney Hutchison, Jamie Witherall, Brittney Turner, and Katie Jennings. Turner was regional champion in the pole vault last season, Dixie was regional runner-up in the 4x400 and 4x800 as well. Dixie graduated Hillary Jamison, the 3A state champion in the high jump, as well as regional 100 hurdles champ McKenna Edgett. Briana Cook and Lyndsey Wehage also took

a lot of points with them. “This year’s squad is really excited about the season and it will not be so much of a rebuilding year,” Cook said. “We have a strong base of girls and talent to maintain our momentum of the program.”

Holy Cross

Holy Cross will have a young team this year for new head coach Jonathan Reusch. The Indians will look to replace Brayson Smith, the 1A state champ in the 100 and a top-four medalist in two other sprint events. Returning starters are Nick Jehn, Eric Walker, Tom Bergman, Trey Hemmer, Gabby Bergman, Olivia Muller, Jenna Spenlau, and Lilly Barth. “We have a very young team,” Reusch said. “We’re looking for the new members to fill voids left by graduated seniors and look forward to seeing some freshmen step up into varsity roles.”


Jerry Mohr will coach both the boys and girls team this year. He returns five starters this year and is looking to revive interest in the program as the Eagles will be hosting events on their brand new track this season.

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The Pioneers will rely on some Sage wisdom this year in boys track. Sage Powell set school records in both the long jump (21 feet, 11 inches) and triple jump (45-10.25) en route to winning the regional championship in both events. He also finished in the top six at state in both events in the Class 3A championships. On the track, he led the 4x100 relay team to the regional title last year. Bain Fisk is the team’s top runner in the 400 and 800 events, including the relays in those distances which qualified for state last year. Ray Webb and Dylan Harris also return after adding a lot to the sprint events last season. Those four are the top returners for the Pioneers, who were regional runner-up overall. “We will be a young team with a lot of talent,” said head coach Jesse Herbst. “Last season everyone expected to be competitive. I love a challenge, after losing the majority of last year’s Regional Runner-Up team to graduation, we will be challenged to find new talent to pick up where last season’s group of seniors left off.”

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Knothole exhibit ready to play ball By James Weber


Colonels start with a win

Covington Catholic pitcher Adam Shumate (4) throws a pitch against Newport Central Catholic in the second inning. Cov Cath won 10-6 in its season opener April 1 at Morscher Park, NCC’s home field in Silver Grove.

With baseball season here, two Northern Kentucky institutions have teamed up again to give the area a slice of hardball history. In conjunction with the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame, the BehringerCrawford Museum at Covington’s Devou Park is presenting an exhibit called In a League of Our Own: Play Ball! It is a history of Knothole youth baseball in Northern Kentucky and runs through June 5. The exhibit is the latest in a biannual series of sports displays at the museum. “The history of sports is not always celebrated like it should be,” said Sarah Siegrist, assistant director at Behringer-Crawford. “Something that happens in a community’s sports past is also part of the community’s history. Past participants can come and relive their history.” The Knothole exhibit, which shares space in the museum with other parts of area history, shows the beginnings of knothole baseball in the counties of

Knothole info Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. The museum is closed on Mondays. Admission is $7; $6 seniors; $4 ages 3-17; and free to museum members. On Saturdays, active Knothole players will receive a free lunch and a chance to win Reds tickets, Louisville Slugger Museum tickets and other merchandise. Each Saturday will also spotlight a specific organization or area to add to the celebration. The schedule: April 2 - Cottage AC, Latonia Youth Club, Taylor Mill April 9 - Ludlow April 16 - Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame Reunion Boone, Kenton and Campbell. Shown there are a documentary video, panels highlighting each county’s history, and uniforms past and present. In the museum, you can even enjoy the thrill of stepping on “home plate” in a couple of spots on the museum floor as you read the information printed on those spots. Knothole started in Campbell County in 1933, and eventually spread west-

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Kid Glove info

Also going on are the Kid Glove Games, which raise money for equipment for youth baseball players in all organizations. Teams can buy ticket vouchers to Reds games for $8 and proceeds go to buy equipment. Reds games designated as Kid Glove Games are May 2, 3, 18, and 31; and Aug. 9. For more information on the Kid Glove program, contact Paul Kramer at ward and southward. The current District 28 in northern Kenton County started up in 1939, centering around Covington and Ludlow, and that spread to the “Dixie” district 29 around Dixie Highway in 1955. Boone County started knothole in 1960, and district 23 started play in rural Campbell County the following year.

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Colonels, who went 10-18 last year. They were 34th District runner-up, losing by a run to St. Henry and then lost by two to Holy Cross in the Ninth Region quarterfinals. Returning starters are outfielders Emily Bohn (senior) and Megan Erdman (senior); infielders Brooke Garrett (freshman), Megan James (junior) and Casey Coyle (junior) and pitcher Katie Tekulve (senior). Top newcomers include sophomore infielders Erin Snyder and Julie Morehead. “Last year we lacked experience,� Stainforth said. “This year we return 11 girls that started at least one varsity game last season. With those girls returning and some promising young talent, we expect to compete for a regional title this season.� Dixie hosts Ryle March 28 then goes to Boone County March 30 and Holy Cross April 2. Dixie will be in the Kenton County Classic April 8-9.

By James Weber

The exhibit lists more than 50 different players who got their start in area Knothole leagues and went on to the majors, including Josh Lueke, the Scott High School graduate who got his start with the Seattle Mariners this month. Other notables include Hall of Famer Jim Bunning, the former U.S. senator, and football coaching legend Homer Rice. Recent major leaguers such as Jason Johnson (Conner) and Graham Taylor (Dixie) also played knothole at home. The museum gives us both the knothole and Major League uniforms of four different local major leaguers, including Chris Hook (Lloyd), Scott Wiggins (Newport Central Catholic), Brandon Berger (Beechwood) and Larry Luebbers (St. Henry). The exhibit also pays tribute to former ballfields, which were gathering points for children in the past before those fields disappeared to make room for Interstate 75. There is also information honoring the volunteers and coaches who helped the game grow, including Thomas “Red� Bartlett, who ran Campbell County Knothole for 50 years. Homer Rice will be the guest speaker at a special hall of fame reunion at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the museum. Call the museum at 4914003 or visit See more sports coverage at blogs/presspreps.

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Dave McCallister takes over the Tigers program this year. Beechwood was 4-22 last season, but the four wins matched the team’s total from the previous three years combined. Beechwood will have to replace both its pitchers from last year. Returning starters are sophomore catcher/shortstop Kiley Houck, freshman first baseman Raquel Barry, sophomore second baseman Alli Berger, freshman third baseman Claudia Carr, freshman outfielder Sierra Whitfield, and outfielder Cassidy Gerwe. Top newcomers include freshman pitcher Stacy Rengering and eighth-grader catcher/first baseman Hannah Wheat. “We may very well sneak up on some teams this year,� McCallister said. Beechwood is home March 28 and 31 before playing in the Bracken County tournament April 1-2.

Notre Dame

Dave Meier returns for his third year as head coach for the Pandas, who were 5-26 last season. Meier is building the program for the long term, with 32 players in the program, including having a freshman team for the first time. NDA looks to be .500

Dixie Heights

Roddy Stainforth returns for his second year as head coach of the

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Villa Madonna

Jerry Lantry takes over as head coach this year for the Blue Lightning, who went 13-9 last season. Senior Caroline Spicker returns as the player of the year in Division III of the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference. Other returning starters include senior Abby Gerst, senior

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Sanitation leaders trigger Kevorkian alert

Dr. Kevorkian, the suicideassistance-doctor, has been hovering around northern Kentucky. Why? Our citizens may need his services, if our taxing authorities don’t stop punishing our taxpayers. Our latest tax-attack comes from SD1 that voted 7-0 to confiscate 32 percent more money from their customers over the next two years. That’s the maximum rate increase SD1 considered during their “True Conservatives Clean Up Imaginary Messes Tour.” During the rate increase meeting, one of SD1’s Board members, Mr. Chuck Heilman, explained how proud he was of SD1’s trophies and awards. He then made this odd statement, “In my opin-

ion, true conservatives clean up their own messes.” What mess? Who made the mess? I thought SD1 received trophies and awards for our Tom Wurtz water excelDid Community lence. someone give Recorder SD1 an award guest for making a columnist mess? Had northern Kentuckians suddenly dumped all their garbage in the sewer system? What is he talking about? I haven’t seen so many contorted positions since I saw the Rubberband Man at the Ohio State Fair

when I was ten. “True Conservatives” believe in fiscal responsibility, limited government, free markets, selfreliance and personal responsibility. Mr. Heilman’s vote was for the expansion of government, more redistribution of taxpayer wealth and more government control. He voted to solve “clean” water problems that I believe don’t exist, except in the mind of EPA’s head Earth Angel, Lisa Jackson. I have finally figured out how this game is played. See if you agree. Today our award-winning water is clean. SD1 receives awards, photo-ops and glowing accolades. The EPA Earth Angel decides more power, control and money is needed. The EPA releas-

es new study “redefining” clean water. Our clean water of yesterday is now considered polluted. Our local sewer/water leaders assume kneeler-position. Fear is spread about millions dying from polluted water of which 90 percent are children. (Yes, SD1 actually made that statement during their tour.) Marketing and public relations works the media to sell the latest money confiscation pitch. Public hearings are held to create an illusion that “We the People” have a voice. Businesses line up at the public-tax trough for their government feeding. They have no problem denouncing capitalism to benefit from marxism and socialism. Our water is now “clean” again. Taxpayers are now poorer.

It then starts all over. EPA issues new study. Our clean water of yesterday is now polluted again. Schools are closed since most of our children are now dead. Our local leaders look for their kneelers and the cycle continues on and on. Taxpayers have been watching this same Sewer/Water Groundhog Day movie for the last decade. Shame on us for not noticing Bill Murray waterboarding around our communities. The next time you read about an “EPA study” in the newspaper, grab your wallet, your kids, if you have any left, and start running. The next tax scam is coming. Tom Wurtz is President of Tom Wurtz Consulting and resident of Fort Mitchell

Public libraries, every day, every age Public libraries for several hundred years have played a pivotal role in the development and defense of our democratic ideals and principles. Many of our founders maintained personal libraries during the Colonial Era. Early patriots like John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson owned large collections of books that they often loaned to family members, friends and neighbors. Benjamin Franklin eventually established one of the first lending libraries in the country. Thomas Jefferson's extensive collection became the nucleus of the Library of Congress. Why did our founders maintain libraries? The short answer is that libraries represent knowledge, and a democracy can only flourish with a literate and informed citizenry. About a century later, Andrew Carnegie, an immigrant from Scotland and an enormously successful industrialist, began giving away his fortune to establish public libraries in communities large and small across the United States; Including Covington, Kentucky. Carnegie wanted working men and women to have access to information. He knew that an educated population would in turn produce an educated workforce. Carnegie also loved the ideals and freedoms he experienced in his adopted homeland. He wanted Americans to appreciate their history and the ideals the nation had been founded upon. Carnegie believed public libraries were an excellent way to improve the quality of life for millions of Americans. His legacy of public libraries continues to benefit countless numbers of people every day. Nearly a century later Bill and Melinda Gates began offering funds to public libraries to provide access to computers and the Internet to the American people. He chose public libraries as a primary means to accomplish these goals because public libraries were uniquely well suited

to provide these services. Like Carnegie 100 years earlier, Gates understood that information and knowledge are important keys to success in this country. As a result, public libraries have become one of the primary sources for Internet access for Americans of all walks of life. Here in Kenton County, our library system has grown from a small Carnegie library in Covington to three modern facilities meeting the needs of over one million visitors each year. The library provides access to books, electronic resources, media and the Internet to young and old alike. Kenton County Public Library also provides more than 100 free recreational and educational programs each month. The library's Homebound Department visits 450 Kenton County residents who have limited mobility, and the regionally acclaimed Read Racer visits as many as 35 day care centers in our community bringing books, programs and the love of reading to thousands of young children. Today, patrons find information in many formats in their local library. This is certainly true at the Kenton County Public Library. One thing that has not changed, however, is the mission of public libraries. Public libraries exist to provide fair and equal access to knowledge and information to all Americans. Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Carnegie and Bill and Melinda Gates all recognized that a free and democratic society can only thrive when citizens are informed and knowledgeable. Keeping public libraries strong and vital is instrumental in maintaining our Republic. As we celebrate National Library Week on April 10-16, I invite you to rediscover your public library. David Schroeder is the Executive Director of the Kenton County Library system

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Math maniacs

River Ridge Elementary congratulates third graders Clay Reister, Matthew Kane, Dylan Landers, Jack Laudick, Esther Osborne, and Ashton DeMoss for obtaining the highest online math test scores of the year for their Math Maniacs' team. The third-grade team came in 26th in the nation competing at their grade level.

Diet and excercise made easy Since Spring is here, we see more people exercising on the streets, sidewalks and parks. Biking, walking, riding and hitting the gym is in vogue. I suppose now or never before the pools open on Memorial Day. In addition, I suspect these same individuals are eating better. I know I am. I’m on a mission like everyone else. I could care less about how I look in a swimsuit. I just want to get in better shape for my overall health. I’d like to make a few observations about diet and exercise. Have you ever strolled through the book store or library and seen all the books on diet and exercise? An entire book on how to transform yourself into the inner model and athlete you long to be? I don’t know why they waste the trees. Allow me to sum up in a single phrase all you need to know: eat better and exercise. Do both of those the best you can in your own way. It’s that simple. We don’t eat and exercise the same. If you were to ask me, and you haven’t, I can’t recommend enough for those in my age group (I’m 47) and older a treadmill in front of your television. Rain, shine, hot, cold – walk or run while watching television, America’s favorite pastime. It’s easy on the knees too.

Do you need some motivation to eat better and exercise? Allow me to provide it in summary form for you. Do you need some motivation Eric to eat better and Allow Deters exercise? me to provide it in Community summary form for Press guest you: columnis You will have better general heart health; you will reduce your blood pressure; you will reduce your cholesterol; your back, knees and entire musculoskeletal system will feel better; your clothes will fit better; you will feel better; you will look better; you will be able to participate in sports; your digestive system will work better; you reduce the risk for diabetes; it will cost less to eat; you will have better mental health; you reduce your cancer risk; it improves certain “drives”; and you will live longer. Do you need anymore motivation? What’s the barriers to the simple solution? Marketing and taste. From fancy, casual to fast food restaurants, what food doesn’t sound good? Then, what options do you not have at a grocery or

convenient store? The television ads bombard us. Then the taste. The taste buds pull us to all that which we should not eat. My advice on the marketing is to ignore it. (Yeah right) On the taste issue, think short term pleasure should not trump long term gain. (Yeah right) My friend and political hero Larry Forgy use to joke: “Eric, if you and I begin quoting scripture, the voters will be worried.” I’m no “bible thumper”, but some of you may be. Therefore, allow me to motivate you with scripture: “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” Corinthians 6:19-20 So, ignore the ads, ignore the taste, follow God’s command, eat better and exercise more. Hope you look great at the swimming pool Memorial Day. Eric Deters is an attorney with offices in Independence.

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Dazzling Décor & Design owner Colleen Quinn straightens a wine glass on a display in the window of her home décor, gift and fashion shop on 2508 Dixie Highway in Fort Mitchell.

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Décor shop dazzles

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Colleen Quinn of Dazzling Décor & Design in Fort Mitchell strives to help customers make their decorating vision a reality. “We’re trying to help people fulfill their dreams within their budget,” said Quinn, who opened the shop at 2508 Dixie Highway last year. Dazzling Décor & Design has a boutique feel with two floors of one-of-a-kind finds in home décor, accessories, gifts and fashion, said Quinn, who has always been involved in creative pursuits. “If it was artistic, I was involved in it,” she said. As a child, Quinn worked in all mediums of art with her artistic grandmother and as a teenager, she made wedding cakes and specialty T-shirts, among other things. As an adult, she’s had careers in event planning, commercial real estate and interior design. Quinn decided to take her love of interior design to retail in 2009 when she launched an online home

décor store. When the Fort Mitchell space became available, Quinn decided to take a chance. “I think this is a great area with so much to offer,” said Quinn, a Lakeside Park native. Besides stocking her store with finds from all over the world, Quinn also provides in-home design services. Quinn, a member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers), said she has done everything from one-room makeovers to entire home interiors. As a store owner and interior designer, it’s important to keep a customer’s “vision” in mind, Quinn said. “We are not of the philosophy that a person/couple has to scrap everything they ever loved and start over again, unless that is their objective,” she said. “The utilize what the person(s) like in their existing home decor and integrate that with their vision of what they want the place to look like at the end of the project.”


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Friends Laurye Raymer, left, and Hanna Maloney, both 12, from Taylor Mill play around along the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade route March 31.

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The St. John Passion Play will take place this year at St Augustine Church in Covington on April 10, at 3 p.m, April 16, at 7 p.m. and April 17, at 3 p.m. The play is offered free to the public, although, since St. John Passion Play is a charitable organization, there will be a chance to donate to the cause. “Everyone in the play volunteers their time to the organization,” said Eugene Smith, spokesperson for the group. “Then every year we pick a charity to donate to, whether it is the Matt Maupin organization, or the Freestore Foodbank, or some other charity.” Smith said there are approximately 125 members of the St. John Passion Play, and they are involved in all facets of the play, onstage and offstage. The play is always performed PROVIDED at Lockland Christian Church as well Actors prepare for this year's St. John's Passion Play. From left to right: Gary Hohnecker, Clayton Werden, Tom as St. Augustine Church in order to Freudiger, Peanut Kahles and Pete Suddeth. reach more people. Karen and Rick Berhiet from Union play delivers is such a powerful mes“The play originated with Father Richard Wurth in 1917 when he put have been involved in the play since sage, both for everyone who is in the together the play for the first time at St 1994, and their son and daughter vir- play, and the people watching it.” Berhiet said seeing the faces in the John the Baptist Church in Cincinnati tually grew up with the passion play audience, the tears, and knowing the part of their Easter tradition. as a prayer for the safety of the men in “This year it will just be me, effect the play has, year after year, the parish who were serving in World War I,” said Smith. “Father Wurth and because my son is in the Air Force, makes her come back. “It’s very moving,” she stated. the cast pledged to carry on the play in and my daughter moved, and my husperpetuity as gratitude for answered band travels a lot,” said Karen Berhiet. “And the cast is like a big family, “”Last year was the first year I was we’re so close. It really helps all of us prayers.” St. John Church closed in 1939, part of the denial scenes, where Peter celebrate the season.” Amy Hahnel, of Independence, and the play almost closed also, but denies knowing Jesus. I also do a dedicated members kept it going, and crowd scene. But my family loves it, feels the same way. “I think it is a ministry, a time today it attracts people from all over because it is something we do togeththe tri-state, and of all denominations. er as a family, and the message the when all of us get together to bring the message of Christ to so many people,” she said. “My family has been doing this play for 21 years, when my husband, Bill’s, grandfather got us started in it. My twins were in it when they were babies and as they grew, and my youngest daughter, Katherine, will be in it with me this year. She grew up with it, too. It would be strange to have an Easter season without it.” Hahnel is the stage manager, and her daughter will be in the crowds and the personal servant of Herodius “Every year more people come,” said Hahnel. “We love doing it, and love seeing the effect on people. I think we are called to do this at this time.” For more information on the Passion Play, please visit the website, PROVIDED

Left to right: Clayton Werden, Tom Freudiger, Jason Hamzy, Peanut Kahles, Pete Suddeth and David Haynes in another scene from the play.

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Planting Seeds of Change Fundraiser and Mingle, 6 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 25 W. Seventh St., Includes hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages, cash bar will include Kentucky liquor, wines and beer, art installation, a special farm-related display featuring photography, art, quilts, pottery and more from local farms and artisans, silent auction and music. Benefits Community Farm Alliance Seeds of Change project. $10 donation. Presented by Community Farm Alliance. 859-643-3276; Covington.


In a League of Our Own: Play Ball! Knothole Baseball in Northern Kentucky, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


David Allan Coe, 9 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., With Dallas Moore. Doors open 8 p.m. Performing his top original hits. $25. 859-491-2444. Covington.


Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Billy Bigelow takes his own life to avoid capture after a botched robbery attempt. Granted one more day with his wife and daughter, Billy attempts to instill in his family the sense of hope and dignity he never had in life. $19-$28. Through April 17. 859-957-1940; Covington.


Lenten Fish Fry Lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Knights of Columbus 3908, Father Bealer Council, 605 Lytle Ave., Includes fried or baked fish, chicken, shrimp, hamburgers and hot dogs, sides and drinks. Carry-out available. Benefits Charities of Knights of Columbus 3908. $1.50-$7. 859-342-6643. Elsmere. Lenten Fish Fry Dinner, 4:30-8 p.m., Knights of Columbus 3908, Father Bealer Council, 605 Lytle Ave., Includes fried or baked fish, chicken, shrimp, hamburgers and hot dogs, sides and drinks. Carry-out available. Benefits Charities of Knights of Columbus 3908. $1.50-$7. 859-342-6643. Elsmere. St. Barbara Fish Fry, 4:30-8 p.m., St. Barbara Church, 4042 Turkeyfoot Road, Fish, shrimp, salmon, cheese pizza and sides. Carryout available. Benefits St. Barbara Holy Name Society. Dinner: $7-$9, $4 children; $1.50 pizza slice, $3 sandwich, $1 sides. 859-371-3100; Erlanger. Mary, Queen of Heaven Fish Fry, 4-8 p.m., Mary Queen of Heaven School, 1130 Donaldson Highway, Multi Purpose Room. Includes cod and haddock sandwiches and platters, fish and chips, butterfly shrimp baked cod, southwestern grilled cheese, pizza, sides beverages and desserts. Carryout and Drive-thru available. $2-$9.75. 859371-2622; Erlanger. Lenten Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Staffordsburg United Methodist Church, 11815 Staffordsburg Road, Carryout available. Benefits church ministry programs. $3-$8. 859356-0029. Independence. Edgewood Fire/EMS Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Edgewood Senior Center, 550 Freedom Park Drive, Fried fish, beer-battered fish, baked fish, shrimp, hot dogs or chicken nuggets. Includes choice of 2 sides: french fries, onion rings, coleslaw or macaroni and cheese. Call 859-331-0033 for carryout orders. Family friendly. Benefits Edgewood Fire/EMS Association. $6.50-$7; children $2-$4. Presented by Edgewood Fire/EMS. 859-341-2628; Edgewood. Drive Thru Fish Fry, 4-7:30 p.m., Dixie Heights High School, 3010 Dixie Highway, Back of concession stand by football field. Dinner 1 is fish and a bun. Dinner 2 is grilled cheese on Texas toast. Both dinners include macaroni and cheese, french fries and cole slaw. Soft drinks and water available, $1 each. Benefits Dixie Heights High School Marching Band. Benefits Dixie Heights Marching Colonels band. Dinner 1 $6; Dinner 2 $5. 859-341-7650; Edgewood. Holy Cross High School Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Holy Cross High School, 3617 Church St., Alumni Hall. Fish sandwiches, shrimp baskets and cheese pizza. Sides: hush puppies, green beans, macaroni and cheese or french fries and dessert. Drinks available for purchase. 859-431-1335. Covington. St. Cecilia Holy Name Society Fish Fry, 58 p.m., St. Cecilia Church-Independence, 5313 Madison Pike, Includes fried and baked fish, fish sandwich, sides, pizza and dessert. Carryout available. $$1-$7.50. 859363-3874. Independence.


Indie Film Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Watch and discuss recent release to DVD. Family friendly. 859-962-4002. Erlanger.


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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, 7:30 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Sign language interpreted and closed captioned. $19-$28. 859-957-1940; Covington.


Recycled Doggies Fundraiser, 6 p.m., The Blue Bar, 266 Pike St., Drink specials, raffle prizes and music by DJ HaRvlnAtloN. Benefits Recycled Doggies and Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry. No cover. Presented by Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry. 513-543-1059. Covington.

Flea Market Pre-Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, 75 Orphanage Road, Browse home decor, clothing, toys, furniture and all the usual/unusual stuff. Temporarily relocated on festival grounds. Benefits Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home. Free. 859-331-2040, ext. 255; Fort Mitchell. S A T U R D A Y, A P R I L 9

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Create a Clay Windowsill Planter for Herbs, 10 a.m.-noon, Covington Clay, 16 W. Pike St., Continues April 23. During the first class you will hand-build the planter from clay and emboss it with stamps and vegetation. The piece will then be bisque-fired before the second class when you will finish decorating it and glaze it. After a glaze-firing it is ready for you to pick-up. $45; plus $20 fee for materials, equipment and firing fee payable to class instructor first class. Registration required. Presented by Communiversity at UC. 513-556-6932; Covington. ART CENTERS & ART MUSEUMS


The Region No. 4 Sweet Adelines International Quartet and Chorus Competition will be 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. Rivercenter Blvd., Covington. Women’s quartets and choruses from Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Indiana will compete in close harmony while performing songs a cappella, presented in costumed, choreographed production numbers. The quartet competition will be Friday, the chorus on Saturday. Tickets are $30 for each session and available at the NKCC box office. For more information, call 513-554-2648 or visit Pictured is the Cincinnati Sound Chorus.


Lecture and Observatory Open House, 8 p.m., Thomas More College Bank of Kentucky Observatory, 333 Thomas More Pkwy., Begins with lecture in the Science Lecture Hall, Administration Building. Following the lecture, program moves to outdoor observatory and participants may use the telescopes to observe the moon, stars and more, weather permitting. 859-341-5800; Crestview Hills. S U N D A Y, A P R I L 1 0


The Art of Food, Noon-3 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-9571940. Covington.

Karaoke with DJ Will Carson, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., Includes drink specials. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-491-6659. Covington.



Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Kenton County Animal Shelter, 1020 Mary Laidley Drive, Pet photos with Easter bunny and get free gift bag with pet goodies. Pet treats, baked goods and raffles for sale. Benefits Kenton County Animal Shelter and Kenton Paw Park. Photos start at $10. 859356-7400. Fort Mitchell.


In a League of Our Own: Play Ball! Knothole Baseball in Northern Kentucky, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-4914003; Covington.


Ekoostik Hookah, 10 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Doors open 9 p.m. $15. 859-491-2444; Covington.


The Art of Food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-957-1940. Covington.


Bluegrass Jam, 8-11 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., No sign-up required. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-491-6659. Covington.


Subhumans, 7 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., With MDC. $12. 859-291-2233; Covington.

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The Art of Food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-957-1940. Covington.

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In a League of Our Own: Play Ball! Knothole Baseball in Northern Kentucky, 15 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-491-4003; Covington.


Jazz in the Afternoon, 4:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., With the Phil DeGreg Trio. 859-261-2365; Covington.


Seven Last Words - Memorial Concert, 34:30 p.m., St. John’s Congregational Church, 1235 Highway Ave., In memory of Ronnin J. “Ron” Einhaus Sr., the Choral Club of Northern Kentucky, under the direction of Karl Lietzenmayer, accompanied by Jim Dickman (music director, St. Dominic Church, Cincinnati), will perform Theodore DuBois “The Seven Last Words of Christ.” Soloists are Michelle Asher, soprano; Adam Seibert, tenor; Ron Carmack, bass. Free. 859-3313774. Covington.



New Sleepcat Band, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 859-261-2365; Covington.





Weight Loss Class, 5:30-6 p.m., Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11969 Taylor Mill Road, $30 per month, $20 per month with three month membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-8028965. Independence.


Bourbon ‘n’ Blues Concert, 6-9 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Music by Blues Merchants with Sami Springer, vocalist. Blues music and local hand-selected bourbon. Family friendly. $5. 859-491-4003. Covington.


H.E.A.R.T.S., 6:30-8 p.m., Faith Community United Methodist Church, 4310 Richardson Road, For anyone whose life been touched by pregnancy or infant loss. Everyone welcome. Reception follows. 859-282-8889. Independence.

COMMUNITY DANCE SwinGallery, 8-11:30 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, All ages. No partner required. Free beginner East Coast Swing lesson 8-9 p.m. Dancing to music by DJ 911:30 p.m. Family friendly. $5. Presented by SwinGallery. 513-290-9022. Covington. ACT/SAT Prep Course, 5-7 p.m., Class 101 Edgewood, Weekly through June 9. $499. Reservations required. 859-229-4133; Edgewood.

The Art of Food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-957-1940. Covington. Line Dancing, 7-9 p.m., Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. Family friendly. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co. 859-727-0904. Fort Wright.

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The Wonder Years Five Year Band-Iversary, 6 p.m., Mad Hatter, 620 Scott St., With Fireworks, Such Gold, Make Do And Mend and Living with Lions. $14, $12 advance. 859-291-2233; Covington.

The Avenues, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Guys ‘n’ Dolls Restaurant and Nightclub, 4210 Alexandria Pike, $5. 859-441-4888; Cold Spring.

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HEALTH / WELLNESS ACT/SAT Prep Course, 5-7 p.m., Class 101 Edgewood, 3031 Dixie Highway, Suite 101D, Weekly through June 8. For Northern Kentucky high school students. Ages 10-11. $499. Reservations required. 859-2294133; Edgewood.

Runner’s Injury Clinic, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Edgewood Sports Medicine, 830 Thomas More Parkway, Receive assistance from local medical providers, including physical therapists, athletic trainers, physicians and registered dietitian. Free. Registration required. Presented by Bob Roncker’s Running Spot. 859-301-6300; Edgewood.






Weight Loss Class, 5:45-6:15 p.m., Lakeside Christian Church, 195 Buttermilk Pike, $30 per month, $20 per month with three month membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-802-8965. Lakeside Park. Six@Six Lecture Series, 6 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., “The Marriage of Music and Word: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Fearless Carousel” by Mark Hardy, associate professor, Department of Theatre and Dance. $6, free for students. Presented by Northern Kentucky University. 859-572-1448; Covington.

In a League of Our Own: Play Ball! Knothole Baseball in Northern Kentucky, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 seniors, $4 children; free for members. 859-4914003; Covington. Lee Stolar Trio, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859-261-2365; Covington.


Young Band Night, 6-9 p.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Four young or new bands perform. Free. 859-261-1029. Latonia.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, 3 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, $19-$28. 859-957-1940; Covington. Stop Kiss, 2 p.m., Monmouth Theatre, $12, $10 students and seniors. 513-588-4910; Newport.


The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra will present “A National Treasure” showcasing the music of American composer Aaron Copland at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, in the Frances K. Carlisle Performing Arts Center at Notre Dame Academy, 1699 Hilton Drive, Park Hills. The 20th century American nationalist composer’s use of American folk songs together with an expansive tonal palette created a remarkably identifiable sound, synonymous with Americana. Tickets are $28 for the A section and $23 for the B section, with discounts for seniors, $18, and students, $10. For more information or to purchase tickets, call KSO at 859-431-6216 or visit Pictured is KSO performing at Notre Dame Academy.


See spectacular spring color with more than 90,000 tulips and spring flowers during Zoo Blooms at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden through April 30. The Tunes & Blooms free concert series kicks off Thursday, April 7, from 6-8:30 p.m., with performances by Magnolia Mountain and the Rubber Knife Gang. Other concerts are Thursdays, April 14, 21, and 28. Admission is free after 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10, the Southwest Daffodil Society presents its annual daffodil show, “Daffodils in the Treetops.” Zoo Blooms is free with zoo admission, $14, adults; $10, ages 2-12; free under 2. Call 513-281-4700 or visit


Community Recorder

April 7, 2011

How true is the experience of love at first sight? Though the saying has been bantered for generations, we still can ask, “Is there any truth to love at first sight?” Highly unlikely. Attraction at first sight? Yes. Infatuation at first sight? Yes. Positive sexual chemistry at first sight? Yes. But love at first sight? No, not if we take love in its truest sense. Studies say that men more than women think they have experienced love at first sight. In more extended studies, however, this claim becomes questionable. Why not love at first sight? We must keep in mind how we tick. The human mind is divided into intellect and will. The intellect knows and judges. The will chooses and seeks. Love is an act of the will. For example, when we experience something new, the intellect acts first. It gathers information, observes, interprets and tries to determine whether

the arrival of the new thing will be good or bad for us. So, if the intellect judges the new Father Lou object will Guntzelman be bad for in some Perspectives us way, then our will does not choose it. It rejects it instead. If, on the other hand, our intellect judges the new object as good for us, then our will chooses it, likes it, wants it. In reality, however, only time will tell, not just a glance. And if it’s a new person, love is proven only with time and much interpersonal work. We can’t confuse alluring with enduring. It’s possible to meet a new person and immediately judge them as looking beautiful, handsome, brilliant or sexy at first sight. But our intellect must get

to know much more of that person before our will can make that deep committed choice called love. That’s the reason why dating and communicating are so crucial. “Love at first sight” leaves too many unanswered questions. What if the person who, at first sight, seems so intelligent is unable to communicate honestly? What if the person who is so beautiful rich, and good in bed is also very selfish and conceited? Author Frederick Buechner wrote of a young woman who’s extremely beautiful, but “is in a way crippled by her own beauty because it has meant that she has never had to be loving or human to be loved, but only beautiful.”

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word for it.” The work includes not only the work we must do on the relationship but also the work we must do on ourselves. Rather than a “first sight” of an exquisitely attractive human, we must learn much more about the person which is not visible to sight, and often kept hidden. Really revealing ourselves to another entails great risk. We know it may lead not only to our acceptance, but also rejection. Potential lovers and spouses must trade in an illusion for a reality. Illusion says real love is so easy that it can be determined at first sight. Reality says, “Unless we are fully known, we cannot be fully loved.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Our intellects need time to know and judge. Then our wills can make that deep choice of personal love – which is not based only on feelings but what we know that person to be. Developing crucial aspects of personality can only be learned over time, not at first sight. We marry more than a first impression. Our intellects need time to know and judge. Then our wills can make that deep choice of personal love – which is not based only on feelings but what we know that person to be. Such a love can grow stronger as we come to know more of the person. Only the long-married know the true path of love and how tenuous it is to count on love at first sight. “There is scarcely anything more difficult than to love one another,” writes the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. “That it is work, day labor, God knows there is no other


The artwork of Ken Page of Villa Hills is currently on display in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort as part of the Commonwealth in the Governor’s Derby Exhibit that runs through May 10. The spring-themed show of paintings, lithographs, mixed media works and photographs is coordinated by the Kentucky Arts Council on behalf of Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear as a part of the Governor’s Derby Celebration. The artwork was selected from more than 200 entries by Reba Rye, an independent juror. Rye is assistant professor, Division of Fine Arts, Kentucky State University, teaching digital photography, digital imaging, painting, drawing and video editing and production. The exhibit can be viewed at the Capitol during public visiting hours, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and during the Governor's Derby Celebration Saturday, May 7. A video slideshow of the artwork in the exhibition is also available online at

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Recipes that are just waiting for spring to arrive I love to see the field next to ours plowed and ready for planting. There’s something about the rich, dark e a r t h b e i n g disked up so deeply Rita that conHeikenfeld nects me Rita’s kitchen to Mother Nature. We’ve just about finished planting the spring greens and veggies in our garden. I planted a nice long row of spinach, salad greens and chard. Next to that are carrots, peas and white onions. (I jumped the gun a few weeks ago and planted a small amount of radishes, beets, more salad greens

and peas in the cold frame. They’re up but have a way to go before we can harvest any). We planted Yukon gold, red and baking potatoes last week. Now all we have to do is wait for the weather to warm up (again) to coax them out of the ground, as well. I am going to make Mimi Sinclair’s ziti with the first batch of spinach that comes up.

Mimi Sinclair’s ziti

Mimi sent this in after I requested recipes for two. It looks so good. Adapted from “Cooking Light.” 4 oz. ziti or other short noodles 1 ⁄2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup cherry tomatoes,

halved 1 ⁄4 teaspoon No-Salt 1 ⁄8 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 garlic clove, minced 6 tablespoons fat free half-and-half 3 tablespoons Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled 1 cup fresh spinach Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain. Heat oil in large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add cherry tomatoes, salt, crushed red pepper, and minced garlic to pan; cook one minute, stirring occasionally. Stir in half-and-half and Gorgonzola cheese; cook two minutes or until slightly thick, stirring constantly. Stir in spinach and pasta; cook one minute or until spinach wilts, tossing occasionally.

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Nana’s creamed peas & nuggets

A “faithful reader” sent this in for moms who are trying to make healthy meals for the little ones. This reminds me of the tuna and peas I used to fix for my kids when they were starting on solid foods. It became a favorite the whole time they were growing up. A good choice since peas provide calcium, vitamin A and C, plus a good boost of iron. 3-4 cups peas, fresh or frozen 1 cup milk 2 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons butter Salt and pepper and garlic powder to taste (opt.) Pieces of chicken, tuna, etc. Melt butter in a large sauce pan. Whisk in flour and allow to cook for one minute. Slowly add milk, whisking the whole time to prevent lumps. Add salt and pepper.

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Yields 2 servings; 335 calories per serving.

Cook until sauce begins to thicken. Add peas, stir and cook until peas are heated through. Add meat. Serve warm alone or over multigrain toast or rice.

Bok choy with chile and garlic

I can’t remember the name of the fellow who stopped me in the store, asking for a recipe for bok choy. In fact, it was quite a while ago. This is a delish side dish with or without the red pepper flakes. 1 tablespoon minced garlic or more to taste 11⁄2 pounds or so baby bok choy or regular bok choy Red pepper flakes, soy sauce and sesame oil to taste Film a skillet with Canola oil over medium heat. Add garlic and stir until fragrant. Don’t let burn. Add bok choy, chopped if necessary, and cook until leaves are wilted, about five minutes.

Stir in pepper flakes, soy and sesame oil. Toss to combine.

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• Western & Southern’s cafeteria stuffed bell peppers. For Mary Ann, a Delhi reader. “Don’t know if the meat was sausage or beef, but it was ground with a rice mixture in a tomato sauce. A kick to it, maybe like Spanish rice,” she said. Ann remembers them in a steam table pan, lined up with extra tomato sauce. If you have a similar or the original recipe, please share. • Southwestern style meatloaf cooked in oven or crockpot. For Dan, a Northern Kentucky reader. “I would prefer a crockpot recipe but won’t turn down a good meatloaf baked in the oven,” he told me. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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April 7, 2011


MARRIAGE LICENSES The following are listings of marriage licenses from the Kenton County Clerks Office in Covington: Tanya Colston, 21, of Independence and Curtis Burge, 22, of Covington, issued March 25. Susan Straw, 26, and Jeffrey Topmiller, 29, both of Independence, issued March 25. Jennifer Topmiller, 34, and Matthew Cook, 48, both of Batavia, issued March 25. Peggy Gray, 46, of Lawrenceburg and Donald Vulhop Jr., 40, of Cincinnati, issued March 29. Beverly Pace, 63, of Cincinnati and Salvatore Guercio, 68, of North Carolina, issued March 29. Michelle Smith, 40, and Jeff Malin,

47, both of Covington, issued March 30. Shannon Wanamaker, 41, and Jason Messer, 36, both of Florence, issued March 30. Kelly Horn, 28, of Covington and Lance Johnson, 32, of Fort Mitchell, issued March 30. Jeri Tarlton, 48, of Bromley and Kurtis Simon, 48, of Covington, issued March 30. Stephanie Noakes, 22, of Florence and Justin McCarthy, 29, of Covington, issued March 30. Alisha Cooper, 23, of Villa Hills and Dominic Comer, 22, of Covington, issued March 31. Margaret Johnson, 25, and James Acquah, 38, both of Cincinnati, issued March 31. Adrienne Boger, 33, and Raoul Fruto, 32, both of Fayetteville, issued

March 31. Shannon Johnson, 40, of Trotwood and Derrick Smith, 41, of Dayton, issued March 31. Sydney Marlin, 24, and Corey Hudson, 26, both of Batavia, issued March 31. Deborah Davis, 41, and Daryl Seaton, 42, both of Chicago, issued April 1. Lisa Ross, 42, and Dwayne Dunaway, 47, both of Covington, issued April 1. Sara Vonwahlde, 22, of Cincinnati and Jason Bishop, 30, of Covington, issued April 1. Lauren Doughty, 24, of Cincinnati and Christopher Tubesing, 26, of Great Falls, issued April 4. Janet Faul, 43, and Troy Troutman, 30, both of Hamilton, issued April 4.


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resisting arrest at Main St., March 27. William C. Poe, 2824 Madison Ave., fourth degree assault at 2824 Madison Pike, March 27. Michael L. Davis, 316 W. 7th St., first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, drug paraphernaliabuy/possess, possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, tampering with physical evidence, serving bench warrant for court at 106 Promontory Drive, March 26. Victor S. Smith, 1236 Scott Blvd., No. 2, fourth degree assault at 1236 Scott St., No. 2, March 26. Stephen J. Edwards, 4012 Decoursey, third degree arson at W. 9th St. and Madison Ave., March 26. Rudi Aguilar, 411 W. 11th St., fourth degree assault at 411 W. 11th St., March 26. Jerome Mitchell, 2611 Crisnic Court, second degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, third degree assault, second degree criminal mischief, possession of marijuana, tampering with physical evidence at Benton Road, March 26. Mukendi L. Hocker, 2603 Todd Court, possession of marijuana, operating on suspended or revoked operator’s license at Phelps Lane, March 26. Anthony Anderson, 14 W. 10th St., No. 3, first degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, serving bench warrant for court at 14 W. 10th St., No. 3, March 26. Brandon G. Morris, 1901 Eastern Ave., first degree wanton endangerment, second degree disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 1901 Eastern Ave., March 25. Robert L. Phipps, 333 Byrd St., theft, possession of burglary tools at 324 W. 6th St., March 25. Michella A. Proctor, 50 Old Hwy. 127, possession of marijuana, failure of owner to maintain required insur-

Tasha N. Vanover, 5912 Peoples Court, No. 8, first degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 316 Philadelphia St., March 27. Matthew L. Hibbard, 226 W. Perry St., first degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia-buy/possess at 316 Philadelphia St., March 27. Douglas M. Helton, 2442 Herman St., fourth degree assault at 2442 Herman St., March 27. Mia M. Bradford, Preakness Drive, second degree disorderly conduct,

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A woman reported being assaulted at 314 W. 20th St., March 27. A woman was struck with a thrown object at 424 W. 6th St., March 27. A woman was slapped at 109 Ashland Drive, March 26. A woman was punched and had a TV remote thrown at her at 69 Indiana Drive, March 25. Two people injured each other at 920 Highland Pike, March 23. A woman reported being assaulted at 4533 Gailen Drive, March 22. A man reported being assaulted at 1300 block of Scott St., March 21. A woman was knocked to the ground then punched and kicked at Muse Drive, March 21.


Clothing was stolen at 90 Indian Creek Drive, March 27. $100 in cash was stolen at 612 W. 7th St., March 27. Two cameras and change was stolen at 32 Levassor Ave., March 27. A man forced his way into a residence and assaulted a person at 734 Lewis St., March 26. 200 feet of copper pipes were stolen at 4508 Decoursey Ave., March 26. A game system, three rings and pain medication was stolen at 1528 Greenup St., No. 1, March 26. Two people forced entry into a residence at 19 E. 20th St., March 26. Two rings, a game system, a game and a camera were stolen at 3615 Lincoln Ave., March 25. Someone broke into a fenced area damaging a door at 813 Lewis St., March 25. Two air conditioning units and an air compressor was stolen at 2517 Warren St., March 24. Copper piping was stolen at 122 E. 43rd St., March 24. Copper piping was stolen at 4510 Decoursey Ave., March 23. Copper piping was stolen at 3 E. 30th St., March 22. Copper piping was stolen at 203 E. Southern Ave., March 22. An extension ladder and copper pipe was stolen at 1526 Scott St., March 21.

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Deaths Mary Traud Edwards

Mary T. Traud Edwards, 72, of Highland Heights, died March 30, 2011, at her daughter’s home in Cold Spring. She was a jewelry sales clerk with Walmart in Alexandria and a member of St. Joseph Church in Cold Spring. Survived include her daughters, Susan Bellamy of Silver Grove and Gail Edmonds and Michelle Williams, both of Cold Spring; sons, Chuck Edwards of Camp Springs and Marty Edwards of Falmouth; sister, Carol Mueller of Cold Spring; brother, Rick Traud of Fort Wright; 15 grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of the Bluegrass, 7388 Turfway Road, Florence, KY 41042.

Emery Ellis Faulkner

Emery Ellis Faulkner, 87, of Grant County, died March 27, 2011, at his residence. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps World War II veteran and Kentucky Colonel. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and machinist for Gilbert Machine and Tool Corporation in Cincinnati. Two brothers, Courtland Faulkner and Leon Kaywood Faulkner, and one sister, Nancy Mineo, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Oneida Pelfrey Faulkner; daughters, Anita Gerretson and Markeeta Crupper, both of Williamstown; sons, Larry Dean Faulkner of Alexandria and Marvin G. Faulkner and Irvin Mitchell Faulkner, both of Williamstown; brothers, Jouett Faulkner, Billy Faulkner and Jack Faulkner, all of Dry Ridge, and Roy Faulkner of Taylor Mill; sisters, Thelma Henry and Eva Croy, both of Dry Ridge, and Myrtle Chaney of Park Hills; 13 grandchildren; 15 greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery, North, Williamstown. Memorials: American Cancer Society.

er, died previously. Burial was at Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 401 E. 20th St., Covington, KY 41014.

Tekla Kerlin

Tekla Kerlin, 70, of Fort Mitchell, died March 30, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a retired secretary for Pricewaterhouse and a member and past elder of New Beginning Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Erlanger. Her twin sister, Helen Elsner, died previously. Survivors include her sisters, Joan Bachman of Burlington, Janet Holocher and Lis Mescher, both of Fort Mitchell, and Emilie Kerlin of Cincinnati; and brother, Bill Kerlin of Covington. Entombment was at Highland Cemetery Mausoleum, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: New Beginning EPC, 3830 Narrows Road, Erlanger, KY 41018 or St. Elizabeth Hospice Program, 483 S. Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Bertha H. Lemen

Bertha H. Lemen, 70, of Providence Pavilion in Covington, died April 3, 2011. Survivors include her sons, Jamie Lemen of Villa Hills and Kenny Lemen of Union; daughter, Tracy Reis of Florence; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Burial was at Beaver Lick Christian Cemetery, Walton.

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rence, formerly of Crestview Hills, died April 1, 2011, at Woodcrest Manor in Elsmere. She had been an accessory coordinator for Kordenbrock Interior Decorators and retired from Lloyd High School as a bookkeeper. She was a member of Wesley Methodist Church in Ludlow. Survivors include her son, Todd Merrell of West Bridge, Canada; and two grandchildren. Interment was at Hebron Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Cincinnati, OH 45236 or American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Mae Bradhold Parrott

Mae H. Bradhold Parrott, 95, of Covington, died April 1, 2011, at Woodcrest Manor Nursing Home in Elsmere. She was a retired teacher with Ryland Heights Elementary and St. Cecilia Elementary and a member of St. Cecilia Church. Her husband, Edgar C. Parrott, and a son, Eddie Parrott, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Sr. Mary Ethel Parrott of Sisters of Notre Dame in Park Hills, Patti Parrott of Cincinnati and Kathy Rump and Judy Gray, both of Covington; sons, Harry Parrott of Hamilton, Ohio, and Charlie Parrott and Ricky Parrott, both of Covington; sister, Anne Saulisbury of Elsmere; 21 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Interment was in St. Cecilia Cemetery, Independence. Memorials: St. Cecilia Church, 5313 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051.

Robert ‘Bobby’ Pope

Robert G. “Bobby” Pope, 50, of Florence, died March 26, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a tow truck driver and supervisor for 32 years at Bob’s Towing Service, Florence. He coached baseball for Boone County Knothole and the Southwest Ohio League. His daughter, Amanda, died previously. Survivors include his son, Joe Pope of Florence; parents, Bob and Pat Pope of Elsmere; sister, Jackie Flynn of Fort Mitchell; and brothers, Mike Pope and Tom Pope, both of Villa Hills. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: St. Henry Church Capital Campaign, 3813 Dixie Hwy., Elsmere, KY 41018; The Point/Arc of Northern Kentucky, 104 W. Pike St., Covington, KY 41011; or St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 S. Loop Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017.

Edna Parton Schmidt

Edna M. Parton Schmidt, 89, of Fort Wright, died March 27, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. Her husband, Elmer R. Schmidt,

Loretta Herald Turner, 73, of Independence, died March 20, 2011, at her residence. She was a former machine operator at Premiere Company of Covington, a member of the Taylor Mill

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Church of Christ and a former union president. She enjoyed cooking. Her husband, William Turner; a daughter, Peggy Lee Turner; three brothers, Wiglus, Hegger and Harrison Herald; and a sister, Betty Sue Herald, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Sandra K. Turner and Pamela Harbaugh, both of Independence; son, William Turner Jr. of Independence; sisters, Marie Long of Elsmere, Pat Vargas of Burlington and Charlotte Hedger of Villa Hills; brother, Ricky Herald of Latonia; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Garden, Taylor Mill. Memorials: The Family of Loretta Turner, c/o Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home, 11382 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051.


Maria Teresa Kallmeyer

Maria Teresa Kallmeyer, 89, of Villa Hills, died March 27, 2011, at home with her family, Jim and Lillian Albers. She was a seamstress in the bridal department at Shillito’s in Cincinnati for 40 years. Her husband, William A. Kallmey-

died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Jean A. Tate, Janice B. Wendling, Mary C. Schmidt and Susan Depenbrock; sons, Gregory J. Schmidt, Michael C. Schmidt, Robert W. Schmidt, Raymond C. Schmidt and Elmer C. “Moe” Schmidt Jr.; 23 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery. Memorials: St. Charles Capital Campaign Fund, 500 Farrell Drive, Fort Wright, KY 41011.


All practice sessions are held at Better Bodies Fitness Center on the third floor.

Rex J. Freihofer

Rex J. Freihofer, 59, of Fort Mitchell, died March 31, 2011, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood, following a long illness. He was a substitute teacher and worked for years in the family bakery business. His parents, George and Elizabeth Freihofer, and two brothers, Charles and Mark Freihofer, died previously. Survivors include his brothers, Frederick, Alex, and his twin brother, Victor; sister, Charlotte Ott; and sister-in-law, Carol Freihofer. Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery. Memorials: Passionist Nuns Monastery, 1151 Donaldson Road, Erlanger, KY 41018 or St. Lawrence Church, 3680 Warsaw Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.

Community Recorder

April 7, 2011

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DESTIN. Luxury 2 BR, 2 BA oceanfront condos. Heated pool, spas, kids’ pool & tennis. Sleeps 6. Local owner. . D- 513-528-9800, E- 513-752-1735

BEST OF SIESTA KEY Gulf front condo. All amenities. Bright & airy. Available April-June at the lowest rates of the year! Cincy owner. 513-232-4854

DESTIN. New,nicely furnished 2BR, 2BA condo. Gorgeous Gulf view, pools and golf course. 513-561-4683. Visit or

CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2 BR , 2 BA Gulf Front con do. Heated pool, balcony. Many upgrades. 513-771-1373, 448-7171

PANAMA CITY BEACH The Summerhouse - 2B/2B Family Accommodations . Beach side pools, tennis, WiFi & More. 800/354-1122 THE BEST BEACH VACATION VALUE!

CLEARWATER TO ST. PETE BEACHES Gulf front & bay side condos. All prices & sizes! Florida Lifestyle VAC. 1-800-487-8953. Jan. 2012, Monthly Discounts •

NORTH CAROLINA EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 1-252-354-5555 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty


HILTON HEAD û Ocean Palms 2BR, 2BA, luxury 1st fl. villa in Port Royal and Westin. View of lagoon & golf. Free golf & tennis. Avail. Aug., Sept. & Nov. 859-442-7171

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH. Oceanfront condos. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units with pools, spas & tennis. Hi-speed Internet, kiddie waterslide. 800-345-5617 SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.



1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.

MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699.


Community Recorder

April 7, 2011

FLORENCE RARE COIN We have an OVERWHELMING NEED FOR EARLY US TYPE COINS -Seeking all grades from About Good to MS70 Gem Brilliant Uncirculated!

Bust Dollars Bust Halves Large Cents Bust & Seated Quarters Early Dimes Half Dimes Twenty Cents Two & Three Cents

BUYING ALL Brilliant Uncirculated Rolls of:


Join us for “ COIN TALK” Sunday Nights at 9pm on 55KRC THE Talk Station

Wheat Cents, Washington Quarters, Walking Halves, Franklin Halves, Silver Dollars, Buffalo Nickels, Jefferson Nickels and MORE!!


SILVER $ 37.59

GOLD $ 1426.00

(spot basis 04.01.11)


Gold American Eagles... especially 1/10, 1/4 & 1/2 ozt. Krugerrands Canadian Maples All forms of Silver 90% Silver Bags .999 Silver Pieces ALL SIZES .925 Sterling

We’re among the area’s leading buyers of broken & unwanted jewelry, flatware and many, many other items of gold & silver. WE SELL DIRECTLY TO THE REFINERY!

While the world looks at the gold and silver markets moving up and up, many may have forgotten that the US Rare Coin and Currency market is alive and well. When you inherit an old coin collection, it is difficult to know what to do. This biggest mistake we see is people trying to value it themselves. Our experts have many, many years worth of experience grading and attributing rare coins and currency. In an industry where a single grade can mean thousands, even TENS of thousands, of dollars, you simply cannot afford to “cut corners.” If you have old coins and/or paper money, and you need to know their value, come to us. We will answer all of your questions and give you the knowledge it has taken us a lifetime to acquire, and THAT won’t cost you a cent nor obligate you in any way. We’re always glad to help. Come to the experts many banks, insurance companies and/or law offices already use: Main Street Coin. Our advice is to get offers from whomever you like, just get our offer LAST. We’ll never ask you what others offered, and you’ll NEVER have to leave here and go back to one of them!” Our offer WILL be the highest, and we won’t have to know the other guy’s for it to be so! ANY dealer who’s offer changes when you head for the door is NOT someone you can trust. Gas is expensive, so why waste it? Come here LAST and you’ll save yourself returning.








One Mile North of Jungle Jim’s

Downtown Milford

and Edwards Rd.




513-892-2723 513-576-1189 513-731-1700 859-727-2646 Corner of Hyde Park Ave.

Across from Airport Ford!

Member American Numismatic Association


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