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Extra help Mt. Lookout will get a little extra help from the city of Cincinnati next year. City Council doubled the amount of money each community council receives from the Neighborhood Support Program to $10,000 per year. "We're very happy about that," Mt. Lookout Community Council President John Brannock said at a recent council meeting. Brannock said he expected the opposite, as funding has decreased during the past several years. See story, A2

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Honor induction A total of 50 senior and junior students were recently inducted into the Mariemont High School chapter of the National Honor Society. To be considered for National Honor Society membership, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. They must then apply and be approved by a faculty council. In addition to academic achievement, leadership, service and character are the determining criteria. The current members welcomed new inductees with a luncheon the day before the ceremony. See story, A4

Help is needed Terrace Park’s EMS and fire departments are still searching for volunteers. The village has one of two volunteer emergency services departments in Hamilton County, and EMS Chief John Maggard said at a recent meeting they will continue to recruit citizens to start a training class, but not enough residents stepped up during the year for the village to conduct a class. Fire Chief Luke Frey said they have six people taking a class to become firefighters and they should be ready to go by February. “We can always use more, but it’s a good start,” Frey said. See story, A2

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COLUMBIA TWP. — It’s been closed since 2004, but the former Heritage Restaurant is getting a makeover and is expected to reopen by summer. Bob Slattery, who owns the property at 7664 Wooster Pike, as well as the Hahanna Beach restaurant and sand volleyball facility across the street, plans to convert the abandoned Heritage Restaurant into a microbrewery and boutique event center called The Heritage Grand. Slattery has been collecting ideas for the Heritage Restaurant building, which was built in 1827, on www.heritagecoolideas.com, the site dedicated to finding the next use for the historic building. He said ideas coming from the website suggested everything from an Irish funeral home to demolition. However, Slattery

said “90 percent” of the suggestions were to keep the building as is to preserve its history. From that came The Heritage Grand, a seasonally themed boutique event center and brew pub. Slattery plans to incorporate the history of the existing building while also modernizing it for its next uses. The microbrewery is starting from scratch, and Slattery said The Heritage Grand will sell its brews on site as well as distribute them to local establishments. Slattery said there aren’t many microbreweries in Cincinnati, and none that will operate out of an historic building. “We’re going to be very focused on the beer making side (of the business),” he said. Slattery said he’s getting help prior to renovations from the former owner of the Heritage Restaurant. “A lot of what we’re go-

ing to do was what’s been done in the past,” he said. Hyde Park resident Howard Melvin owned the Heritage Restaurant from 1959 to 2003. He’s currently working with Slattery on his plan “to reclaim some of that history” the building has for many local residents. Melvin said when the Heritage Restaurant closed shortly after he and his wife sold the property, he held out hope the building would eventually revert back to a restaurant. “We’d always hoped the building would continue on,” he said. “We’re delighted with what they’re doing.” Slattery said he hopes to secure permits to begin working on the project in the coming months. He said he expects the renovations and microbrewery equipment will be “a least a $500,000 investment.”

HYDE PARK — Recent developments may bode well for the proposed bike trail called the Wasson Way Project. The proposed Wasson Way Project involves converting 6.5 miles of railroad track into a recreational hiking and biking trail which would extend from the Little Miami Bike Trail in Newtown through the communities of Hyde Park, Oakley, Mariemont and several others. Volunteer and Wasson Way committee member Jay Andress is encouraged by news the Lunken Airport and Armleder Park bike paths will be connected. “Just that development itself is exciting because now people can ride a much longer distance,” said Andress. Andress said ultimately he would like to see the proposed Wasson Way Lovelace bicycle trail link with the Lunken and Armleder trails. Andress said he has proposed the idea of linking the trails to representatives of the Hamilton County Transportation Improvement District as well as to state and county officials. “There was a lot of interest in this project,” he said. “Basically we are talking about connecting 120,000 people.” Collins Andress has also begun working with representatives from the Madisonville Community Council. “Individually, I’m a huge supporter of the Wasson trail project,” said Madisonville Community Council member Bill Collins. Collins said the project has not been discussed directly by council, but he said council would likely be receptive to the idea. “A lot of us see (the project) as part of a future interconnected network of hike and bike trails throughout the east side of the city and Hamilton County,” he said. “A lot of the infrastructure is already in place.” Members of the Hyde Park Neighborhood Council are among those who have voiced their support for the project. Hyde Park Neighborhood Council member Jeff Lovelace, who is serving on the Wasson Way committee, said the project is gaining momentum. “Our goal is to create awareness and create a buzz (for the project),” he said. Lovelace said the biggest challenge is establishing communications with Norfolk Southern, which owns the railroad tracks which would be converted. Andress said working with the railroad will continue to be a focus in 2012. “We are (also) looking at trying to raise funds so we can continue our community outreach and marketing efforts,” said Andress. He said a goal is to raise $50,000 next year. Andress said the entire project will cost about $6 million. Andress said future meetings are planned for the spring. Jay Andress, a volunteer for the proposed bike trail called the Wasson Way Project, stands along the railroad tracks at Wasson Road and Hyde Park Avenue. The project will involve converting 6.5 miles of railroad track into a recreational hiking and biking trail. FILE PHOTO


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the amount of money each community council receives from the Neighborhood Support Program to $10,000 per year. "We're very happy about that," Mt. Lookout Community Council President John Brannock said at a recent council meeting. Brannock said he expected the opposite, as funding has decreased during the past several years. The neighborhood support money supplements membership dues and other fundraisers like the holiday luminaria. The funding is used for landscaping in the square, website maintenance and hosting community events, Brannock said. This year, both the community golf outing, which raises money for the Mt. Lookout Scholarship Fund, and the fall festival had better attendance and Brannock said they hope to build on that in 2012. Community Council Treasurer Matt Johnson said they'd love for the events to make money, but that hasn't been the main purpose. “This board came together about four years ago, we thought it would be our mission to bring back the energy we think used to exist in Mt. Lookout … but it seemed to fizzle out a lit-

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Terrace Park’s EMS and fire departments are still searching for volunteers. The village has one of two volunteer emergency services departments in Hamilton County, and EMS Chief John Maggard said at a recent meeting they will continue to recruit citizens to start a training class, but not enough residents stepped up during the year for the village to conduct a class. “EMS staffing, especially during the daytime hours, remains a concern,” he wrote in a recent report to council. Fire Chief Luke Frey said they have six people taking a class to become firefighters and they should be ready to go by

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might move the farmers market and the fall festival, both conducted at Cardinal Pacelli, to other locations next year and will look at partnering with other neighborhood community councils for other events. “All of it is to make Mt. Lookout a better place to work and live,” he said.

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pleted revitalization of Mt. Lookout Square, the community’s central business district. Longtime resident Bob Giglio said the Community Council has come a long way in the past few years and praised both the number of outings and events it hosts, as well as the work on the square. Brannock said they

February. “We can always use more, but it’s a good start,” Frey said. Both departments offer on-site training in the village, and Terrace Park provides books, materials and testing for volunteers. Maggard said there are training courses at area schools for those who want to volunteer. Firefighters need to complete 40 hours of training, but can assist the department before certification is complete, Frey has said. However, volunteers can't enter a burning structure until they are certified. Emergency medical training requires 142 hours for basic emergency medical technician certification.

Those volunteers can provide everything from first aid to inserting tubes into patients, but can't start intravenous solutions or administer drugs, Maggard has said. Village officials conducted a study five years ago to determine the cost benefit of having a volunteer emergency services department or paid firefighters and paramedics. The study found that, based on a conservative estimate, it would cost Terrace Park hundreds of thousands of dollars per year to operate its own emergency services department. Volunteers should work or live in Terrace Park, or have the ability to be at the station in five minutes.

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In foreground, from left : Fairfax resident Dave Daley, Turner superintendent for Mariemont Junior High project Rob Hudepohl, and Mariemont Board of Education members Bill Flynn and Ken White tour the Mariemont Junior High construction site. THANKS TO BETSY PORST

New school tour Mariemont City Schools recently had an "Open Air" construction tour for the community. Community members toured the footprints of the buildings, walked the poured slabs and got a true feel for the progress. This first tour will be followed by opportunities in the spring and summer.

Residents tour the Mariemont Elementary construction site. THANKS TO BETSY PORST Linda Lee, Terrace Park Elementary principal, discusses the Terrace Park Elementary gym construction with residents David Cooper and Dennis Elliott THANKS TO BETSY PORST

Mariemont Elementary Principal Lance Hollander, right, greets open house attendees. THANKS TO BETSY PORST

Residents of the Mariemont City School District tour the beginning stages of the Mariemont Junior High School construction site. THANKS TO BETSY PORST

Tour groups get ready to check out the Terrace Park Elementary construction site. THANKS TO BETSY PORST


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50 at Mariemont join honor society A total of 50 senior and junior students were recently inducted into the Mariemont High School chapter of the National Honor Society. Senior inductees were Nick Fries, Meggie Keiser, Catherine Kemper and Nate Wagner. Juniors included Alec Ahrens, Alice Barnes, Paige Barrett, Daniel Bartlett, Polly Brittingham, Adrienne Bruggemann, Geoffrey Bruno, Margaret Carney, Ross Compton, Mara Coyan, Tate DeCamp, Rosie Ecker, Sophie Erhardt, Ryan Fine, Erik Flynn, Allie Frey, Emma Geary, Kyle Greathouse, Jeff Guggenheim, Nick

Jones, Kelly Kauffmann, Josh Keyes, George Koglmeier, Asher Koreman, Nate Kuck, Peter Laug, Grace Lehman, Isabel Lewis, Reid Mahorney, Nick Malone, Alice Molski, Rachel Nelson, Alyssa Nichting, Aubrey Reynolds, Madeline Richards, Griffin Rolander, Madison Saffin, Emmett Saulnier, Jasmine Slavik, Neal Stehling, Quincy Taylor, Robert Troller, Will Van Hook, Nick Walter, Elysse Winget and Caraline Zack. To be considered for National Honor Society membership, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

They must then apply and be approved by a faculty council. In addition to academic achievement, leadership, service and character are the determining criteria. The current members welcomed new inductees with a luncheon the day before the ceremony. The keynote speaker at this year’s induction was Candace Klein, founder of Bad Girl Ventures, who encouraged the group to be passionate about pursuing their dreams and to search out and solve problems. The Mariemont chapter of National Honor Society is involved in philanthropic efforts including the

This school year's officers of the Mariemont High School chapter of the National Honor Society preside over the induction of 50 new members on Nov. 3. They are Grace Gardner (president), Ella Henning (vice president), Ben Gorman (secretary), Luke Porst (treasurer) and Michael Weston (historian). THANKS TO BETSY PORST “Warm Hands, Warm Hearts” drive, a hat and glove collection this winter

to benefit a local free store. They will also sponsor a junior high dance in the

spring. Their faculty advisor at Mariemont High School is Donna Neumann.

Eighteen at St. Ursula lauded for test scores

WALNUT HILLS — The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently recognized 18 St. Ursula Academy seniors this school year for their outstanding

results on the PSAT exam, taken last October when they were juniors. The recognition includes three semifinalists, two National Achievement

Scholars, and 13 Commended Students. The National Merit Semifinalists are: » Corinne Nako of Indian Hill

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From Summit Country Day to the University of Louisville, soccer standout Austin Berry’s onfield contributions have been undeniable. And it looks like Berry will continue to build his impressive resume. Expected to be one of the top picks in this year’s Major League Soccer draft, Berry is biding his time until he dons the shin guards in his first professional game. He entered the season regarded as one of the top center backs in the country after starting 23 games during the Cardinals run to the national championship game in 2010. But Berry’s collegiate success was hardly predictable. He wasn’t highly recruited coming out of high school. Xavier and Wright State were the only Division I schools showing an interest. A little bit of luck helped Berry, who hails from Anderson Township, end up in Louisville. His high school club team featured a number of Kentucky players, so his squad traveled to the Bluegrass State to compete in bigger tournaments. Newly employed Louisville head coach Ken Lolla was in attendance at one match and noticed Berry. Berry attended a summer soccer camp before his senior year at the Summit where he was able to put his skills on display for Lolla for a second time. It wasn’t long until Berry was offered to be a part of Lolla’s first recruiting class at Louisville. “I have a standard for myself and it was to play Division I soccer,” Berry said. “I had to keep believing in what I thought was possible to accomplish hand I got lucky and the right coaches saw me and ... I was lucky to have the opportunity to come to Louisville.” Berry got into 23 games his freshman season. His transition to college ball was nothing new from the freshman experience. Play was faster and more physical. But Berry persevered. He conquered the mental aspect of the game and became more com-

fortable with his technique. Everything was looking up, until his junior year. Just six game into the season, Berry broke his leg against Notre Dame. At a time when professional teams start putting college prospects on their radar, Berry was forced to watch from the sidelines. He received a medical redshirt exemption from the NCAA and was granted another year of eligibility. During his off time, he said he learned to appreciate the game more. “It gave me a different perspective,”Berry said. “It helped me appreciate (the playing) days, instead of taking those days for granted ... and having the opportunity to step on the field, knowing what it’s like when I can’t be out there.” And since his return to the field in 2010, Berry has reaped numerous postseason accolades, in addition to helping the Cardinals finish national runner-up in 2010, along with an elite eight appearance this past fall. Most recently, Berry was named third-team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches’ Association of America. He is only the second player in Louisville history to receive the award twice. Until the MLS draft, which will be Thursday, Jan. 12, Berry will head to Los Angeles to train with other players. He’ll then partake in the MLS combine, which is just a few days before the draft. Prior to his last college season, Berry tried out with a professional team in Sweden. He said his ultimate goal is to play overseas at some point in his career, but he believes playing state side is his best bet for the time being. “It’s a better decision to stay here first ... and build a reputation and get used to the pro level before I make that jump overseas,” he said. And when his name is called it will be satisfying for Berry to see his dedication to the game has paid off. “(Being drafted) is something I’ve been envisioning for awhile now and it will be nice to know I’m a part ... of a program I can go into and help out.”

Catching up with college athletes Area students home for the holidays have elevated their games by leaving their mark on the collegiate sports landscape.

Jake Davis, basketball, Emory University

Jake Davis, a 2010 graduate of Seven Hills, is in his sophomore year at Emory University. After putting up a solid freshman year (13.3 points per game) on the basketball court, Davis has exploded through nine games in his sophomore season. He is averaging a league leading 20 points per game while grabbing 6.6 rebounds per game. Davis has helped lead his Emory squad to a 9-0 start and a No. 5 national ranking on the D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll. Earlier this season Davis was selected by the University Athletic Association as Basketball Player of the Week after helping the Eagle to three wins and moving his team into the top 10 in the D3hoops rankings. For the week, Davis averaged team highs in points, rebounds and field goal percentage. He scored a career-high 33 points and pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds earlier this season against LaGrange; it was his first double-double of the season and his fourth of his young career. Jake is the son of David and Tracy Davis. Thanks to Debbie Kessen

Phylesha Bullard, basketball, Syracuse University Phylesha Bullard, a 2010 graduate of Walnut Hills High School, is in her sophomore year playing guard for the Syracuse Orange women’s basketball team. As a freshman, Bullard played in 20 games and averaged 1.4 points and 1.6 rebounds per game. In her sophomore campaign, Phylesha got her first career start against Lafayette where she scored two points and pulled

Amber Bledsoe, a sophomore at Brown University, has started every game in her career as a Bear. THANKS TO PAUL AND CHAR BLEDSOE

Phylesha Bullard, a Syracuse Orange sophomore guard and Walnut Hills graduate, is majoring in information management and technology. THANKS TO GAIL BULLARD

Aubrey Bledsoe, a sophomore at Wake Forest, helped lead her team to a No.1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and Final Four appearance. THANKS TO PAUL AND CHAR BLEDSOE

down three rebounds. So far this season Bullard is averaging 1.3 points and 1.5 rebounds per game. Bullard is majoring in information management and technology and completed the 2011 fall semester just below a 3.5 grade point average. Phylesha is the daughter of Gail and Phillip Bullard. Thanks to Gail Bullard

Aubrey Bledsoe, soccer, Wake Forest

Aubrey Bledsoe, a 2010 graduate of St. Ursula, is a

sophomore goalkeeper for the Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C. Bledsoe, planning a degree in health and exercise science, helped lead her team to the Atlantic Coast Conference title her freshman year. In 2011 the Demon Deacons went 18-4-3 and earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and reached the Final Four for the first time. She was named All-ACC and a second-team All-American.

Amber Bledsoe, soccer, Brown University

Amber Bledsoe is a sophomore goalkeeper at Brown University. The 2010 graduate of St. Ursula was a member of the Bears team that toured Europe this summer and just completed a10-5-1regular season just missing out on the NCAA Tournament. Bledsoe has started every game at goalkeeper in her Bears career. Both Aubrey and Amber Bledsoe are the daughters of Paul and Char Bledsoe and sisters of Bret and Micah.

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na McKenney led Purcell with 16 points. » At the Bragging Rights Classic, Walnut Hills beat Cleveland VASJ 52-34 on Dec. 28. Freshman Berayah Yisrael led the Lady Eagles with 12 points. » At the Norwood Holiday Tournament Dec. 28, Clark Montessori beat Oyler 59-34. Sophomore Mekal White led the Lady Cougars with 16 points. » At the Detroit Motor City Roundball Classic Dec. 27, Withrow beat Romulus (MI) 53-52. The Lady Tigers came back Dec. 28 with a 51-35 win

Six-time champs

St. Ursula Villa Kickers win the SAY East area championship. This team finished the season 13-3-1. This was the sixth straight Area Championship the SUV Girls Kickers team have won. The team also went on to finish third at the SAY Ohio state tournament. In front, from left, are Maddie Joyce, Sarah Taylor, Alex Bennett, Ellie Reuve, Sarah Wampler and Ximena Trevino. In back are Coach Charles Baylis, Elizabeth James, Leelee Caudill, Izzy Yagodich, Julia Moran, Camille Baylis, Harper Trautman, Kelly Roberts, Catherine Shanahan, Grethen Thomas and Jim Shanahan. In back is Coach Ian Wilt. THANKS TO IAN WILT

over Ann Arbor Huron. Brittany Dozier led Withrow with 10 points. » St. Ursula beat Cincinnati Country Day 72-31 on Dec. 28. Senior Mackenzie Loesing had 18 points. St. Ursula nipped Lakota West 51-50, Dec. 29 in the Holiday Hoop Fest. Senior Maria Napolitano led Ursula with 16 points.

Boys basketball

» On Dec. 22, Summit Country Day beat Purcell Marian 66-30. Kevin Johnson and Holden Hertzel had 15 points each for the Silver Knights. Sophomore

Dwayne Wilson II led the Cavaliers with 10. » At the Detroit Motor City Roundball Classic Dec. 27, Withrow beat East Grand Rapids (MI) 80-56. Junior Devin Williams led the Tigers with 27 points. On Dec. 28, Withrow beat Kalamazoo Central 7675. Williams again topped the Tigers with 17 points. Withrow rolled past Detroit Cass Tech 75-56, Dec. 29 as part of the Motor City Roundball Classic. Williams finished with 31 points to lead all scorers. » Walnut Hills whipped Elder Dec. 28, 77-49. Isaiah

SIDELINES Johnson led the Eagles with 22 points. » Purcell Marian squeezed out a 50-48 victory over Mariemont Dec. 29. Dwayne Wilson scored at game-high 22 points for Purcell while Reid Mahorney led Mariemont with 20. » Clark crushed the host team Hughes 65-41, Dec. 29 as part of the Hughes Holiday Classic. » Middletown beat St. Xavier Dec. 29, 68-53. Vincent Edwards of Middletown had a double-double with 21 points and 12 boards. Roderick Mills led the Bombers with14 points.

Indoor baseball leagues, camps

Champions Baseball Academy 7-and-8-year-old indoor leagues start Jan. 6. The 9-and-10-year-old indoor leagues start Jan. 10. Fundamental camps for ages 7 to 9, and ages 10 to 12 start Jan. 7. Ultimate Pitching School with Chris Welsh, Tom Browning and Buster Keeton will start Jan. 8 for 14 to 18 -year-old players. High school pre-season workouts for fielding, hitting, pitching and catching started the week of Jan. 3. Visit www.championsbaseball.net to register, or call 8318873.


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No Congress, pizza is not a vegetable Carrots, broccoli, celery, lettuce—call me crazy, but those are the foods that come to my mind when I think of vegetables. Congress, however, maintains that pizza meets the qualifications for this specific food group. According to the nation’s current school lunch program, the fact that the pizza’s sauce contains tomato paste means that it passes as a serving of vegetables in a child’s school lunch. A few weeks ago, Congress had the opportunity to overhaul this weak and detrimental program; new rules proposed by the Agriculture Department sought to add more required fruits and vegetables to lunches and, in turn, reduce childhood obesity. But Congress blocked this bill and pizza is still a vegetable in America. The utter foolishness of this decision is clear. In no world is the sugary tomato sauce that douses school cafeteria pizza a wholesome, nutritious vegetable. But beyond the pure silliness of this decision are serious reper-

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cussions. As citizens, we hope that our government has our best interests in mind while passing legislation and making decisions. We want our health and the health of the country’s children to be a

top priority. However, this decision shows a severe disregard for the wellness of adolescents. Obesity is a serious and increasingly significant problem in this country, especially in young people. Childhood obesity rates have tripled over the past three decades. Congress should be focusing on this problem and attacking it with legislation. This bill, presented by the Agriculture Department, was an opportunity to do that. The rules would have cut the amount of potatoes and halved the sodium in lunches. And, though Congress

CH@TROOM Last week’s question Do you “celebrate” New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, or is each “just another day?” What is your favorite New Year’s Eve/ New Year’s Day memory?

“My wife is almost 70 and I am 75, and we haven't done any celebrating of the event for a few years, though we used to really have a good time gathering with our neighbors on New Years Eve. “Things change when you get older. One of my best memories was the year when I decided I would use a men's hair coloring liquid on my hair to surprise people at the party. I have been totally white-haired for many years now. “So I bought a bottle of Clairol and used it according to directions (the label said it would wash out in 4 or 5 shampoos.) Well, it didn't wash out. It turned my hair purple, and I found out through research that this is what happens when your hair has no pigmentation left. “I ended up having to get my head shaved. On the positive side, Clairol finally caved in to my complaint letters and gave me a $200 settlement!” Bill B. “For Y2K New Years we were in Vegas. Following a fireworks display we were in a huge crowd going back into The Mirage casino and somehow my wife lost an expensive sapphire & diamond ring. “She called ‘lost and found’ the next morning and, believe it or not, someone had found it and turned it in! That renewed by belief in humanity ... at least for a short while.” J.G. “I used to celebrate New Year’s Eve just a little too much, but not anymore. My wife and I will go out for an early supper and hopefully be asleep by midnight. Boy how things change when you get older.” D.D. “New Year’s Eve is a special time for me and my wife. New Year’s Eve we share with a few of our close friends who we have

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known for at least 50 years. New Year’s day we have the family over to have their sauerkraut for good luck in the coming year. We sure do need it.” E.S. “We always celebrated New Year’s Eve when I was younger, New Year’s day was for recovery. My favorite memory is of the massive parties my brother and I threw when mom and dad were gone for the night! We had a live band in the living room!” J.S.K. “I don't celebrate New Year's Eve or New Year's day. To me there is nothing to celebrate. A new year has dawned regularly since time began so I see nothing special to mark it as a celebratory occasion. “New Year's is right up there with "Drink-o de Mayo" and other man-made reasons for people to behave badly.” R.V. “Normal day is a tradition to watch football, but this is going to be a first for us. We presently are visiting son and family in San Marino/Pasadena area and plan to attend the Rose Parade along with a million of other people. If we can't get near enough to the parade they have an after parade tour of the floats, etc. in Pasadena. “Sorry to say that we will be basking in 80 degree temperatures during the parade date and very much enjoying the weather. Will try to send some good weather in couple days.” D.J.

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cited the financial burden as a reason for blocking the bill, it would have only raised each school lunch by 14 cents. Overall, Congress had a clear and effective way to improve health and fight obesity; they just failed to take it. In addition to the health-related consequences of Congress’s choice are the abundant societal ramifications. What are children supposed to think about a government that assures them that pizza, a generally accepted junk food, is a healthy, commendable lunch choice? The message that Congress is sending to the malleable minds of school-aged kids is misleading and harmful. No child should be confused and mistreated by Congress’s poor choice. The decision to block the bill also sends a perplexing message to the adults of the American public. On one hand, we see First Lady Michelle Obama committing herself to a campaign against childhood obesity. Her nationwide “Let’s Move!” initiative

seeks to improve the health of the country’s younger generation. Yet, at the same time, Congress works in the opposite direction, shunning a valid opportunity to join the First Lady’s cause and combat the issue. Seeing such a fragmented government is unnerving. We want to view our government as a united front, working for our benefit. We want to believe in our government. We want to feel that

our Congress genuinely cares about our well being. But a legislature that mandates that pizza is considered a vegetable on the lunch trays of our nation’s increasingly obese children gives us little to believe in. Lizzie Deadrick is a student at Mariemont High School.

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Auditor explains the new property values and taxes New property values from the just completed county-wide reappraisal will take effect with the first tax bills in January. With a great number of values changing we expect a number of questions, with one of the most often asked being: “If my value went down and taxes are calculated based upon value, how can my taxes go up”? The first reason for higher taxes is any new or increased tax levies approved by voters in your community or school district. The list of levies approved in 2011 can be found on our website under Departments / Real Estate Taxes / 2011Levy Summary. The second reason is that tax rates for emergency levies for school districts and bond retirement rates are adjusted each year to generate a set level of revenue. As values increase, these levies are often adjusted downward. The reverse is true also. As values decline in a district, these tax rates are adjusted upward in order to generate a specific

amount of revenue. The third reason is, following each reappraisal, the State Tax Commissioner recalculates what are called “reduction factors” for the voted tax levies. Legislation providing this was passed in the 1970s to prevent taxing entities from receiving windfalls from rapidly rising property values. On most voted levies, if property values go up, the effective taxing rate goes down to keep revenue constant. Now, with values declining in many areas, that same provision can increase the effective millage rates so that the taxing entity does not incur a shortfall. As properties decline, the effective tax rates will increase in order to keep revenue constant. There is a limit. Effective millage can not be increased to more than the original millage set by voters. So a taxing entity can’t compensate for lost revenue without enacting new taxes or budget cuts. If a property owner believes

the value to be too high, the Dusty Rhodes Board of Revi- COMMUNITY PRESS sion (BOR) ex- GUEST COLUMNIST ists to provide property owners with an avenue for a formal appeal of their value. BOR complaints can be filed through our office from January 1to March 31(April 2 this year because March 31 is on a Saturday). If you file a complaint it is up to you to present evidence supporting your opinion of value. Remember that we work in terms of values, not “taxes.” It is not sufficient to tell the BOR “my taxes are too high”. Information on the BOR process is available on our website: www.hcauditor.org, along with state proscribed forms and instructions. Or we can mail them to you if you call our office at 513946-4000. Dusty Rhodes is the Hamilton County auditor. For more information, go to www.hamiltoncountyauditor.org.

Homes should be tested for dangerous radon levels Did you know that one in every two homes in Ohio have elevated levels of a dangerous carcinogen that can easily be tested for and remedied if found? Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Exposure to high levels of radon – a colorless, odorless gas found in rock, soil and water naturally through the breakdown of uranium – is the leading cause of 21,000 cases of lung cancer in nonsmokers per year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. While radon levels pose a low threat to human health outdoors, radon can accumulate to dangerous levels indoors. During the month of January, the EPA and the Ohio Department

of Health have partnered with the Ohio Association of Radon Professionals to sponsor National Radon Action Month, urging all homeowners to test their homes for radon concentrations. Testing for radon in a home or business is relatively inexpensive. Radon test kits are available through the Ohio Department of Health, local home improvement stores and by state licensed radon professionals. Radon is measured in picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L), a measure of radioactivity. Know your number! If levels are above 4 pCi/L, mitigation is recommended. A reading of 4.0 pCi/L is equal to the radiation of 200 chest rays per year or 8 cigarettes per day.

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Radon does not discriminate Tracey between old or Capuano new homes or COMMUNITY PRESS those with or GUEST COLUMNIST without basements, and testing is the only way to know your number. For more information mention the Ohio Department of Health at www.ohio.radon.com for low cost test kits and licensed testers in your area or check with your local county health department for test kit coupons. Tracey Capuano is president of the Ohio Association of Radon Professionals and owner of Radon Protection LLC in West Chester.

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Fourth-graders Michael Moehring and Jack Flynn carefully measure chemicals to make slime.

Third-graders Jill Venderbush, Ella Brennaman and Catsy Steele watch their slime gel.

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Terrace Park Elementary students got to participate in multiple experiments when COSI on Wheels recently stopped by the school. From making slime to testing water density, there were plenty of scientific endeavors for all students. Photos by Lisa Wakeland/The Community Press

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Terrace Park Elementary students eagerly volunteer for the different science experiments.

Fifth-grade student Shaun Buxsel places two cans of soda in water for a density test.

Holden McCord and RJ Howe measure solutions for an experiment.

Fourth-graders Lily Hagin, right, and Caroline Lopez check out their slime creation made of colored dye, polyvinyl alcohol and sodium tetraborate.

First-grader Sophie Nerl and fifth-grader Will Woodruff wait for the gases to pop off the top of the test tube in an experiment.

Seth Greene and Peter Crowley talk about their experiment to make a glowing solution.

Olivia Andrus, left, Lendsey Stinnett and Charlotte Coates, all fourth-grade students, watch a volunteer during COSI on Wheels at Terrace Park Elementary.


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JAN. 5 Art Exhibits Multiplicity and Hang It Up, Noon-8 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Gallery One One presents group exhibition of art, design and craft based on notion of multiples. In conjunction with Multiplicity, gallery features Hang It Up, room devoted entirely to ornaments. Free. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley. Directions: An Exhibit of Paintings, Photography, Watercolors, Mixed Media Assemblages and Quilts, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gallery Salveo at the Health Foundation, 3805 Edwards Road, Suite 500, Works by Maureen Holub, David Rosenthal, John Humphries, Jenny Grote and Heather Jones. Through Feb. 1. 458-6600. Hyde Park. Gift of Art: Original Works for the Holidays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, Diverse group of artists and styles of artwork hand selected and beginning at $25. Through Jan. 14. 321-5200; www.phylliswestongallery.com. O’Bryonville. Wildlife Artist John A. Ruthven and Maritime Artist John Stobart, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, Original paintings and prints by two of the most celebrated contemporary artists of our time. Free. Through Jan. 28. 791-7717; www.eiselefineart.com. Fairfax.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. Through Aug. 2. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Pets Cat Toy Crafting, 1-2:30 p.m., Confetti Cats, 3165 Linwood Road, New twist on catnip, bringing cat lovers and crafters together. Make own cat toy, donate craft materials or make a purchase. Sales benefit Save the Animal Foundation. Family friendly. Free. 317-446-1533. Mount Lookout.

Recreation Pre-school Open Gym, 9:3011:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Playground atmosphere indoors. Unstructured playtime for parents and pre-schoolers. Ages 4 and under. Family friendly. $2. Presented by

Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

FRIDAY, JAN. 6 Art Exhibits Directions: An Exhibit of Paintings, Photography, Watercolors, Mixed Media Assemblages and Quilts, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gallery Salveo at the Health Foundation, 4586600. Hyde Park. Gift of Art: Original Works for the Holidays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 3215200; www.phylliswestongallery.com. O’Bryonville. Wildlife Artist John A. Ruthven and Maritime Artist John Stobart, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717; www.eiselefineart.com. Fairfax.

5200; www.phylliswestongallery.com. O’Bryonville. Wildlife Artist John A. Ruthven and Maritime Artist John Stobart, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717; www.eiselefineart.com. Fairfax.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:3010:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Road, Suite 100, Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. 271-5111. Madisonville.

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Spanish Playdate for Preschoolers, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, With Ana Gallegos-Yavorsky, native Spanish speaker. Listen to and repeat simple lesson in Spanish, color, play and sing what you have learned. Ages 3-6. Family friendly. $5. Registration required. 731-2665. Oakley.

Dance and Play with Connie Bergstein Dow, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Local dance educator and author of "One, Two, What Can I Do? Dance and Music for the Whole Day," presents lively and playful creative movement and music activities for ages 3-7. Free. 731-2665; www.bluemanateebooks.com. Oakley.

Music - Benefits CSO Gala, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road, Auditorium. Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra takes stage with 70 students from Anderson and Turpin high schools. CSO performs works by Schumann and Prokofiev. Benefits Forest Hills Instrumental Music Association. $20, $10 students. Presented by Forest Hills Instrumental Music Association. 232-2346; www.fhima.net/CSO-Gala.html. Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, JAN. 7 Art & Craft Classes January Family Open House: Snowflakes, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Bring family to design unique snowflakes using cut glass pieces to be fused into hanging piece of fused glass art. No experience necessary. Family friendly. $15. Registration required. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley.

Art Exhibits Gift of Art: Original Works for the Holidays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 321-

Literary - Story Times ManaTots, 9:30-10 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Stories and songs for children up to age 4. Free. 731-2665; www.bluemanateebooks.com. Oakley.

Music - Rock The Remains, 8 p.m.-midnight, Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., $5. 871-6789; www.theredmoor.com. Mount Lookout.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Room 206. Book discussion group. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 583-1248. Hyde Park.

SUNDAY, JAN. 8 Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, third-degree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. $5. 293-0293; www.atacincinnati.com. Anderson Township.

Music - Religious Bach Vespers, 5:30 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Ave., Evening prayer featuring the Cincinnati Bach Ensemble continuo. 831-2052. Terrace Park.

Nature Long Winters Nap, 1 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Discover who hibernates and how other animals survive cold weather. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

MONDAY, JAN. 9 Art & Craft Classes School of Glass Kids After School: Imagining Clouds, 4-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Look at and learn about different cloud forms and invent your own type of cloud. Ages 6-9. $30. Registration required. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley.

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The Winton Woods Riding Center is taking registrations for the 2012 Winter Session, which runs Jan. 9 through Feb. 26. Both Western- and English-style lessons are available. The cost for one-hour group lessons is $175. Registration is available online at www.greatparks.org or at 931-3057 until the session begins. Space will be limited so that all riders can be accommodated in the indoor riding arena during inclement weather. PROVIDED

Directions: An Exhibit of Paintings, Photography, Watercolors, Mixed Media Assemblages and Quilts, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gallery Salveo at the Health Foundation, 4586600. Hyde Park. Wildlife Artist John A. Ruthven and Maritime Artist John Stobart, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717; www.eiselefineart.com. Fairfax.

Clubs & Organizations Anderson Senior Center Genealogy Group, 2:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Anyone interested in genealogy welcome.

Beech Acres Park RecPlex is having Preschool Open Gym from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave. Kinds ages 4 and under can enjoy a playground atmosphere indoors with unstructured playtime. Cost is $2. Call 388-4515 for more information. Pictured, Max Hulays, 22 months, of Anderson Twp., takes a turn on a toy car, while Leo Moore-Jeray, 2, and his mom, Becky, watch during a past open gym time at the Beech Acres Park RecPlex AMANDA DAVIDSON/THE ENQUIRER Mike Ladrick, active researcher and genealogist, presents "Ancestors and Descendents … Where Do You Stand?" Free, donations accepted. 474-3100. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kroger Anderson Towne Center, 7580 Beechmont Ave., Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; www.jewishhospitalcincinnati.com. Anderson Township.

TUESDAY, JAN. 10 Art & Craft Classes Make and Bake: Coasters, 5-7 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Make set of fused glass coasters. Students experiment with various types of bullseye sheet glass, stringer and confetti. No experience necessary. $40. Registration required. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley.

Art Exhibits Directions: An Exhibit of Paintings, Photography, Watercolors, Mixed Media Assemblages and Quilts, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gallery Salveo at the Health Foundation, 4586600. Hyde Park. Gift of Art: Original Works for the Holidays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 3215200; www.phylliswestongallery.com. O’Bryonville. Wildlife Artist John A. Ruthven and Maritime Artist John Stobart, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717; www.eiselefineart-

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Exercise Classes Yoga Care, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Class 1. Weekly though Feb. 14. Hatha Yoga: gentle approach to yoga. Focus on poses that provide stretching and flexibility. Ages 18 and up. Family friendly. Class 1 and 2: $58, $48 residents. Class 3 and 4: $42, $32 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. Through May 8. 388-4513. Anderson Township. Yoga for Youngsters, 10-10:30 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Stretch, relax and have fun. Ages 3-5. Family friendly. $5. Registration required. 731-2665. Oakley.

Literary - Bookstores Make a Bigger Mess at the Manatee, 3:30-4 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Ages 4-7. Explore art materials and methods while discovering each session’s secret theme. Family friendly. $5. Registration required. 731-2665; www.bluemanateebooks.com. Oakley.

Recreation Pre-school Open Gym, 9:3011:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, $2. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11 Art & Craft Classes School of Glass Kids After

School Masterpieces: Wassily Kandinsky, 4-5:30 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Get inspired by Kandinsky and use stringer and sheet glass to create 6-by-8 glass sun-catcher in expressive abstract style. Ages 9-12. $30. Registration required. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley.

Art Exhibits Directions: An Exhibit of Paintings, Photography, Watercolors, Mixed Media Assemblages and Quilts, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gallery Salveo at the Health Foundation, 4586600. Hyde Park. Gift of Art: Original Works for the Holidays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 321-5200; www.phylliswestongallery.com. O’Bryonville. Wildlife Artist John A. Ruthven and Maritime Artist John Stobart, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 7917717; www.eiselefineart.com. Fairfax.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Literary - Story Times Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Ms. Gail leads story time on LaPage Stage. Ages 2 and up. Family friendly. Free. 731-2665; www.bluemanateebooks.com. Oakley.


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Try ‘trendy’ food items for 2012 I can’t claim myself as a trendsetter when it comes to fashion (I’m still not brave enough to wear a short sweater dress over Rita tights with Heikenfeld boots), but I can say RITA’S KITCHEN that I’m pretty much at the top of my game when it comes to food and trends. Here’s some of the “hot” trends for 2012, and which have been part of my repertoire before becoming trendy. Agave syrup/nectar: From a cactus with a lower glycemic index than sugar, and about 1½ times sweeter than sugar. Daughter-in-law Jess substitutes agave for sugar in some of her recipes. I’ve been using it in

dressings and marinades. Pickling/jellies: Pickling is the No. 1 preparation trend. We ate at the Senate restaurant recently and house made pickles (and jams) were on the menu. I’m hungry again just thinking of that flavor popping meal. I learned from mom to make everything from fermented dills to relishes to wild berry jams. Though I am intrigued, now, with the Senate’s salsify/cranberry jam … Bible herbs, flavorings and spices: Cinnamon, fennel pollen (dried flower heads – try rubbing on pork), cardamom and cumin are a few of the hot button spices for 2012 which are staples in my cooking. And garlic and onions are in every good cook’s pantry. Rose water is the new vanilla. The reason? Well, first of all, the flavors add a real

punch to foods, and their health qualities are legendary. (Check out my blog at Cincinnati.com, Cooking with Rita, for more about Bible foods and herbs). Whole grains: Whole grains are absorbed more slowly and make you feel full longer. My favorite brown rice is Uncle Ben’s converted Composting/root cellars/organic: Ever hear of bokashi composting or trash can root cellars? Check out the latest methods at the website of Kentucky reader Dan Adams: Earthineer.com. He’s all about sustainable and organic, too – how this industry has grown! Gluten-free ingredients: So many people require gluten-free foods, and you’ll see more available. Artisan-cheese making at home: Log onto Dr.

Fankhauser’s cheese page for everything you need to know about cheese making and my blog at Cincinnati.com for homemade ricotta. He’s a University of Cincinnati professor and is a respected here and around the nation.

My adaptation of Dr. Oz’s salt-free blend

Savory is a great substitute for salt and is called the bean herb in Germany since it helps digest beans. Combine:

⁄3 cup garlic powder ⁄3 cup onion powder 1 ⁄3 cup oregano 2 tablespoons thyme 3 tablespoons parsley flakes 2 teaspoons savory 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1

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Rita’s vegetarian whole-wheat pasta fagioli with fire-roasted tomatoes

A favorite with my students and a great way to start out the new year in a healthy way.

12 oz. to 1 lb. any short whole-wheat pasta, boiled 8 tablespoons (½ cup) cup extra virgin olive oil 1 generous tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon dried oregano 2 14.5 oz. cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes 2-3 cans beans of your choice, drained: Cannellini, kidney, chick peas, etc. Several handfuls any fresh greens, like spinach, Swiss chard, etc. Romano or Parmesan cheese for sprinkling on top

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Mariemont DAR group sends food to the troops MARIEMONT — The Mariemont Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently had Ace Gilbert, a Vietnam War veteran, speak at its monthly meeting. Gilbert, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps and received of two Purple Hearts, presented an infor-

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Six high school students earn musical scholarships Six high school students recently won voice scholarships from the ForestAires women’s chorus for the 2011-2012 school year. The six are: » JoEllen Pellman, Paul Linser and Katie Peters, of Walnut Hills High School; » Abby Dorsten and Blake Edmondson, of Anderson High School; » Peter Brandt, of Glen Este High School. The winners receive private voice lessons during the school year and perform solos in the ForestAires’ “Encore! 2012” show the last weekend of April at the Anderson Center Theater. This will be the chorus’ 50th-anniversary show. Sophomore JoEllen Pellman studies ballet, acting and piano in addition to voice. She has appeared in productions at the Cincinnati Young People’s Theater, the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, CCM Prep, the Carnegie Center and the Covedale Center, as well as playing Martha Cratchit in “Christmas Carol” for three years at Playhouse in the Park. She traveled to China to perform with the SingCinnati! Choir at the World Choir Games. She is the daughter of Monica Pellman and studies voice with Marilyn Zelcer at the Musical Arts Center Senior Paul Linser sings in the Senior Ensemble and school musicals at Walnut Hills. He also sang with the Cincinnati Boy Choir. He is the son of Karen Ater-Lin-

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Six high school students have won voice scholarships from the Forest-Aires women’s chorus for 2011-2012, including, left to right, front row, Abby Dorsten, JoEllen Pellman and Katie Peters. In the back row are Paul Linser, Blake Edmondson and Peter Brandt, PROVIDED ser and studies voice with Nadine Shende. Junior Katie Peters, who lives in Mt. Washington, sings in the Walnut Hills shows and in its Senior Ensemble. She has attended the CCM Summer Camp, where she performed in “Godspell.” She is the daughter of Tom and Lisa Peters and studies voice with Paul McCready. Senior Abby Dorsten has performed in Anderson High School’s choruses, musicals and plays. Last summer she attended the Oberlin Vocal Academy. The daughter of Lynne and Scott Dorsten, she studies voice with Anne Moss. Junior Blake Edmond-

son has sung in musicals at Anderson High School and CCM Prep. He is also a percussionist, performing at Anderson High School, the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble. Blake is the son of Julie and Carl Edmondson and studies voice with Chester Imhausen. Senior Peter Brandt returns for a second year with the Forest-Aires, having won a scholarship in his freshman year. At Glen Este, he has sung with the Concert Choir and Mixed Chorus and performed in the school’s production of “Fame.” He has also sung with the May Festival

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Youth Chorus, West Clermont By Request and the Greater Cincinnati Harmony Festival. The son of Jane and Paul Brandt, he has studied voice with Anthony Zeller and Brenda Huffines and is beginning lessons at the Musical Arts Center with his ForestAires scholarship. The Forest-Aires is an Anderson-based women’s chorus passing appreciation of vocal music to the next generation by donating its proceeds to music study for young people. Over half a century, the Forest-Aires have awarded voice scholarships to 243 local high school students.

MADISONVILLE — Rosalind Wiseman, best-selling author and internationally recognized parenting expert, recently made an appearance at The Seven Hills School Hillsdale Campus in Madisonville to present “Creating a Culture of Respect” to school parents, alumni, faculty and staff and friends. Wiseman is an internationally acclaimed expert on children, teens, parenting, social justice, and ethical leadership for young people. She is the author of several widely-recognized books including “Queen Bees and Wannabees: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques,” “Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World,” the groundbreaking book that was the basis for the movie Mean Girls. She is also the author of “Queen Bee Moms” and “Kingpin Dads” as well as “Boys, Girls & Other Haz-

ardous Materials.” In addition, she writes a monthly “Ask Rosalind” column in “Family Circle” magazine. In addition to the adult presentation, Wiseman spoke with fourth- and fifth-grade students at the Seven Hills Lotspeich and Doherty campuses about growing up and the responsibilities of navigating social changes. Wiseman makes regular appearances in the national media as an expert on ethical leadership and is a frequent guest on “The Today Show” and “Anderson Cooper 360.” She has been profiled in “The New York Times,” “People,” “Los Angeles Times,” “Chicago Tribune,” “The Washington Post,” “USA Today,” “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Nightline,” “CNN,” “Good Morning America” and “NPR” affiliates throughout the country.

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Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church has a reputation for bringing world-class musicians to the Queen City with its annual Organ Concert Series. This year marks the eighth season. The concert series will continue Jan. 29 with Canadian-born organist Michael Unger, who is completing doctoral studies at the Eastman School of Music. The final concert of the season will be April 22, featuring Douglas Cleveland, organ professor at the University of Washington and director of music at Plymouth Church in Seattle. All concerts begin promptly at 4 p.m. with doors opening no later than 3 p.m. The series has attracted standing room only audiences. The concerts are free and open to the public. There is a reception following each concert to meet the artist. There is a reception following each concert to meet the artist. Nursery care for infants is provided each Sunday from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. The church is at 1345 Grace Ave.; 871-1345.

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Calvin Wichard, 86, of Oakley died Dec. 24. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He committed his life to the Lord on Nov. 2. Survived by wife, Norma (nee Aylor) Wichard; children John Sr.

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POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations Marshall Mack, born 1968, theft under $300, 3295 Erie Ave., Dec. 5. Monica D. Nickell, born 1981, building code violation, 4647 Ridge Ave., Dec. 8. David A. Miller, born 1967, theft under $300, 3760 Paxton Ave., Dec. 12. David Baker, born 1986, drug abuse, misdemeanor drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, 6017 Desmond St., Dec. 12. John G. Hall, born 1982, city income tax, 3295 Erie Ave., Dec. 12. Jonathon Bridges, born 1984, assault, criminal damaging or endangering, 6201 Roe St., Dec. 12. Jonathon Bridges, born 1984, criminal damaging or endangering, 6112 Erie Ave., Dec. 12. Jonathon Bridges, born 1984, obstructing official business, 4719 Osgood St., Dec. 12. Jonathon Bridges, born 1984, obstructing official business, 6414 Lisbon Ave., Dec. 12. Mary Jackson, born 1973, theft under $300, 3760 Paxton Ave., Dec. 12. Antwon D. Fairbanks, born 1979, possession of drugs, 3825 Stites Place, Dec. 14. Destasia M. Ware, born 1990, domestic violence, 4222 Allendorf Drive, Dec. 14. Timothy M. Bray, born 1965,

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Cincinnati, Capt. Paul Broxterman, District 2 commander, 979-4440 » Columbia Township, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Sgt. Peter Enderle, 683-3444 » Fairfax, Rick Patterson, chief, 271-7250 » Mariemont, Rick Hines, chief, 271-4089 » Terrace Park, Jerry Hayhow, chief, 831-2137 or 825-2280. possession of drug paraphernalia, 6415 Madison Road, Dec. 15.

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COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Craig Love, 32, 1735 Oakwood Place, possession of marijuana at 3400 Highland Ave., Dec. 7. Joshua Ellison, 25, 3732 Kanaga Court, drug possession at 5400 Red Bank Road, Dec. 7. Calvin Fink, 56, 5532 Mesa Verda Court, assault at 5245 Ridge

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Incidents/investigations Receiving stolen property, forgery Reported at 7331 Montgomery Road, Dec. 4. Theft Shingles and underlay valued at $497 removed at 3400 Highland Ave., Dec. 9. Cell phone valued at $400 removed at 3240 Highland Ave., Dec. 7.

FAIRFAX Arrests/citations Larry Cash, 58, 3426 Woodford Road No. 7, disorderly conduct, Dec. 8. Lyndsay Donaldson, 23, 307 N. Main St., theft, Dec. 8. George Byrnside, 32, 3446 Cardiff Ave., no drivers license, child restraint, Dec. 9. Brittany Wright, 20, 3643 Old Red Bank Road, driving under suspension, Dec. 10. Timothy Miller, 52, 508 Clinton Springs, driving under suspension, Dec. 11. Jasmine C. Green, 22, 1670 Windward, driving under suspension, Dec. 11. Curtis Prindle, 31, 8580 Kempton Lane, driving under suspension, Dec. 11. Jennifer N. McKeever, 48, 3688 Kroger Ave., driving under influence, child endangering, Dec. 11.

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MARIEMONT Arrests/citations Chasity Hamilton, 30, 1718 Greenup, drug abuse, Dec. 11.

Incidents/investigations Passing bad checks Bad check reported at National Prize & Toy Co.; $1,876 at Mariemont Avenue, Dec. 8. Theft Two laptop computers taken at 7010 Rowan Hills, Dec. 10. Three nail guns taken at 3901 Oak St., Dec. 11.

TERRACE PARK Incidents/investigations Break in Back taken from vehicle and dumped in driveway at 219 Oxford, Dec. 15. Noise complaint At 12 Dennison, Dec. 3. Theft Two CDs taken from vehicle at 332 Harvard Ave., Dec. 15. Entry made into two vehicles at 206 Rugby, Dec. 15.

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4 SUNDAY SERVICES 2 Traditional Worship Services 8:15 & 11:00 - in our Sanctuary 2 Contemporary Worship Services 9:30 & 11:00 am in our Contemporary Worship Center Sunday School and Childcare available at 9:30 & 11:00 Services Plenty of Parking behind Church 7515 Forest Road Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-231-4172 • www.andersonhillsumc.org

Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

Come join us at

Worship: 9:30-10:30 Fellowship: 10:30-10:45 Sunday School: 10:45-11:30 Pastor: Rev. William E. Groff

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR

8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org "Walking Through The Darkness: Why Does God Allow Suffering?" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301

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FLORIDA Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent & Relax. Nr Destin, between famous Seaside & Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials. 1-800-537-5387 www.garrettbeachrentals.com

CHERRY GROVE UMC 1428 Eight Mile Rd.

513-474-1428 • cgumc@fuse.net

SANIBEL ISLAND Quality, beachfront condos. Excellent service! Great rates! www.SanibelIslandVacations.com 1-888-451-7277

Building Homes Relationships & Families

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HARTZELL UMC

Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am

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AMERICAN BAPTIST

GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 . Visit

NON-DENOMINATIONAL FAITH CHRISTIAN

FELLOWSHIP CHURCH (Preaching the Gospel of Hope) 6830 School Street

CLEARWATER TO ST. PETE BEACHES Gulf front & bay side condos. All prices & sizes! Florida Lifestyle VAC. 1-800-487-8953. Jan. 2013, Monthly Discounts • www.ourcondo.com

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Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr. Minister

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

NORTH CAROLINA

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

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www.cfcfc.org Sun. Worship 10am Wed. Worship & Bible Study Service 7pm Sunday School - All Ages 9-10:00am New National Seminary Emerging www.Kingswellseminary.org

MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $90/2 persons. Singles $75. Suites $100-$120. 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: www.riversidetowerhotel.com

SOUTH CAROLINA N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit www.coastalcondos.com

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC Fantastic Specials Available!!

100’s of Oceanfront/view Homes & Condos

DESTIN. Local owner, 1 or 2 luxury condos. 2 BR, 2 BA overlooking gulf, sugar white beaches. Heated pool, hot tubs & more. 937-767-8449,or visit www.majesticsunindestin.com

Phone: 513-791-8348 • Fax: 513-791-5648

Jeff Hill • Minister

www.connectionscc.org Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am

Free brochure call 866-780-8334 www.northmyrtlebeachtravel.com

SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949. www.seabrook-vacations.info

TENNESSEE

8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527 (off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.)

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Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM Child Care provided 10:30AM Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor

Sunday 9:30 &11:00 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556 www.golovelive.com

GULF FRONT û SIESTA KEY Condo complex directly on beach . All amenities. Screened balcony. Bright & airy. Avail. all of Feb. and March. Cincy owner, 513-232-4854

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


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