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Mariemont Elementary students had one last play day before school ended this year.

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Free performance

The Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati presents a free performance of the new play “City of Immigrants” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 13. The performance is appropriate for ages 8 and up and includes a postshow community dialogue with the actors. FULL STORY, A2

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OAKLEY – The Oakley Community Council has given its approval for a neighborhood “Best of …” competition. The idea was proposed by Councilman Michael Bonomo as a way to promote the community. “The message may be slow to get started,” said Bonomo, adding getting the word out will be the first priority. FULL STORY, A3

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OAKLEY – For tenants at the Cambridge Arms Apartments their garden is a labor of love. What had been an empty, weed-grown plot, has blossomed under the careful attention of residents in a p a r t m e n t “This (garden) building two. is our “(The tenpassion. ºOur ants) all had their own fertilizer is homes and Miracle-Gro gardens before they came and love.” here,” said resRoseanne ident Jo-Ann Hamm, 64. Stringer “They saw Tenant at the these plots and Cambridge Arms went to work Apartments on them.” The garden was started by resident Roseanne Stringer and June Edwards, who died in 2008 and has a plaque in the lobby commemorating her efforts. “(June) was distressed to see an empty place,” said Stringer, 81. “She wanted beauty (there).” Stringer and Edwards came up with the idea of a flea market to start a garden seven years ago. Since then the garden has included a range of plants including roses, lilies, daffodils and annuals. People began taking ownership of the garden, said Mary Lindley, 82, who is now the primary coordinator of the garden at the senior housing facility.

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Cambridge Arms Apartments tenants, left to right, Jo-Ann Hamm, Mary Lindley and Roseanne Stringer stand next to roses in a garden at the complex. Maintaining the garden has become a point of pride for residents at the senior housing facility. Lindley came up with the idea of tenants adopting their own individual plots. Watering, weeding and planting chores are shared. “It’s beautiful to look at and calming to sit in,” said Judy

Manis, 66, who also helps maintain it. Stringer said getting older doesn’t necessarily mean that a person has to lose their passion. “This (garden) is our passion,” she said. “Our fertilizer is Miracle-

Gro and love.” The public is welcome to view the garden at any time. Cambridge Arms Apartments is at 3571 Eastern Hills Lane. For more about your community visit www.cincinnati.com/oakley

Mariemont art center continues to evolve By Lisa Wakeland lwakeland@communitypress.com

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MARIEMONT – Village Council recently agreed to set construction hours in the village, but a clause about working on holidays generated a discussion among members. The report, which was later approved by council, also prohibited construction work on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and New Year’s Eve. FULL STORY, A4

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MARIEMONT – The building at 6980 Cambridge Ave. has served many purposes throughout the past century - from the Lindner family dairy to a maintenance storage facility for the village of Mariemont. During the past few years Resthaven Barn has been transformed into the home for the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati. The center now features classrooms, artists’ studio space and a gallery that features revolving exhibits. “It’s exciting to watch it evolve,” said Diana Taylor, executive director of the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Cultural Center. “We have a new show in the gallery every month. It’s not all about oils and watercolors. We wanted to appeal across the board to all types of artists.” The Woman’s Art Club Foundation received a $220,000 grant from the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission in 2008 to fund part of the renovations. Taylor said their sights are now

Upcoming shows

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Susan Perry, Covington, Ky., left, and Jocelyn Adams, right, Columbia Township, talk about the watercolor exhibit with Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center Executive Director Diana Taylor. set on finishing the upper level, a former hay loft. “We need about $300,000 to finish the area,” she said. “When it’s finished, it will be a huge multipurpose open space and we’ve had local professional artists interested in (using the area) for studio apprentices.” Another update will include pavers in the courtyard to replace

the gravel parking spaces, Taylor said. Though the Taylor said the center will always need minor updates, completing the upstairs space and courtyard will finish the major renovation projects for the center. “It’s a beautiful facility and a wonderful place for art,” said Juanita Dougherty of Fort

• The Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave. in Mariemont, will host the “Picturing a Healthy Girl” exhibit through July 10. The exhibit features art from a mother-daughter research program sponsored by Harmony Garden. It encourages mothers and daughters to take photos and reflect upon their perceptions of the meaning of a healthy teen girl as well as the supports and barriers to girls’ health currently present in their community. • The center also hosts an art exhibit from 1-4 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month. Visit the Woman’s Art Club website for more details. Mitchell, Ky., who recently visited the center and participated in the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society annual exhibit. The Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center is open 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. Call 272-3700 for details. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati.com/mariemont.

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BRIEFLY Budget hearing

Terrace Park will conduct a public hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, to discuss the 2012 budget. Council and Finance Committee members will discuss projected revenues and expenses for next year. Council is expected to vote to pass the budget at the council meeting immediately following the public hearing. The budget is due to the

county auditor by July 20. Both meetings will be in the community building, 428 Elm Ave.

Gearing up for fall run

The second annual Junior League Jog will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at Hyde Park Elementary School, 3401 Edwards Road. The event will include a 5K run/walk, a Kids’ Fun Run and

a “Be Healthy. Be Julie Isphording will Active!” festival feaserve as emcee. turing nutritional Pre-registration games, face-paintfor adults is $30 or ing, stretching ses$35 on race day. sions for children Pre-registration and cooking and for children is $10 or exercise demon$15 on race day. strations. Admission to the fesProceeds will tival is free. benefit the Junior Isphording To register or for League of Cincinnati, which is additional information visit sponsoring the event. the website www.jlcincinFormer Olympic runner nati.org.

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‘Immigrants’ play comes to Irish Heritage Center The Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati presents a free performance of the new play “City of Immigrants” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 13. The performance is appropriate for ages 8 and up and includes a postshow community dialogue with the actors. “City of Immigrants,” written by criticallyacclaimed local playwright Joe McDonough, introduces six fictional characters who immigrated to Cincinnati over a 180-year period, including a young German woman living in Over-theRhine in 1850, an AfricanAmerican former slave searching for her son, and a Latino family celebrating a birthday in Price Hill. A series of over-lapping monologues weaves together their common experiences – meeting new people, encountering discrimination, overcoming adversity, and bringing parts of their culture to a new home. Some stories intersect in surprising ways, encouraging audience members to think about how their own family history connects

them to fellow Cincinnatians. Each of the stories brings to life real events and circumstances of the different historical periods, right up to the present day. The play is directed by Darryl Harris, associate professor of theater at Northern Kentucky University, and the production features six local actors from Cincinnati’s professional and community theater scene. Call 533-0100 and leave your name, address & phone number and number of tickets needed for the July 13 performance. Seats will be reserved by phone call reservation. The Irish Heritage Center is located at 3905 Eastern Ave. at the corner of Tennyson in Columbia Tusculum. There is free parking directly behind the center. ArtsWave produced and sponsored “City of Immigrants” in collaboration with the Cincinnati Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. It’s based on the original educational booklet “Cincinnati: A City of Immigrants” written by Mary Ann Olding.

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Oakley gives thumbs-up to honoring locals By Forrest Sellers fsellers@communitypress.com

OAKLEY – The Oakley Community Council has given its approval for a neighborhood “Best of...� competition. The idea was proposed by Councilman Michael Bonomo as a way to promote the community. “The message may be slow to get started,� said

Bonomo Schirmer Bonomo, adding getting the word out will be the first priority. He said an effort will be made to promote the

awards via the Oakley website at www.oakleynow. com, Facebook and the Oakley After Hours event. Residents will have an opportunity to make recommendations on what they consider the best aspects of the community, ranging from yards to local charities. Each month will have a different focus. The competition will kick off with the “best yard� in

the community. Councilman Vince Schirmer said council had suggested a similar idea a number of years ago, but it didn’t take off. “Manpower is the big thing,� he said. “If people want to work, this could happen.� Although details are still being finalized, Bonomo suggested maybe local businesses could donate some

sort of prize or a sign could be posted at the home of the winner. “I think it’s a great idea,� said council President Peter Draugelis. Bonomo proposed printing out brochures about the competition which would be handed out at Oakley After Hours, which is the second Friday of the month in the Oakley business district. The Oakley Community

Each month will have a different focus. The competition will kick off with the “best yard� in the community. Council will not meet in July, but an update will likely be provided at the Tuesday, Aug. 2, meeting. For more about your community visit www.cincinnati.com/oakley

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Paddlefest

Mark Franke, of Mt. Lookout, did not need a hand as he carries his canoe to the launching area for the recent Ohio River Way Paddlefest, which started at Coney Island in Anderson Township. More than 2,000 boaters paddled their way from Coney Island down the Ohio river to Yeatman’s Cove in downtown Cincinnati.

Mariemont to create planning calendar By Lisa Wakeland lwakeland@communitypress.com

MARIEMONT – Village officials will create a master planning calendar to alleviate council having to pass so many resolutions on an emergency basis. Councilwoman Denise McCarthy suggested including contract expiration dates, planned capital expenditures and other pertinent deadlines in the calendar. “That could be extremely helpful,� she said. McCarthy and other council members have expressed their dismay with the number of resolutions recently passed on an emergency basis. “There are things that happen every year that we know we need to get ahead of,� Councilman Jeff Andrews said, citing the grass-cutting contract and pool or tennis court improvements. A planning calendar would help council be less reactive and not be forced to pass items on an emergency basis, he said.

Mayor Dan Policastro initially said there was already a system in place. “We have everything together like that and it’s put in a committee the day it’s supposed to be,� he said. “I’m not putting council down, but the biggest problem is council people don’t get to it.� Committees not meeting could be part of the problem, Andrews said, but he didn’t know of a master calendar that communicates when each contract is due or when capital purchases need to be made. Administrative Assistant Joanee Van Pelt said she has some of the information, but not all the deadlines. “It would help when you know you’re making a substantial change in what’s been policy in the village and you have to do some public education,� said Councilman Dennis Wolter. Council members suggested the calendar should include the trash and grasscutting contracts, deadlines for budget approval, pub-

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MARIEMONT – Village Council recently agreed to set construction hours in the village, but a clause about working on holidays generated a discussion among members. A Rules and Law Committee report set permitted construction and home improvement hours between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. The report, which was later approved by council, also prohibited construction work on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and New Year’s Eve. Councilman Jeff Andrews questioned the decision to

include holidays in the construction hours ordinance. “Are we opening up a can of worms by including Christmas, Easter and not other holidays?” he asked. “Those happen to be the ones I celebrate, but I recognize not everyone does.” Councilman Cortney Scheeser, chairman of the Rules and Law Committee said both the regular hours and the holiday restrictions are meant to address quality of life issues for residents, but he was open to changing the policy for holidays. Scheeser said he can’t see much construction happening on holidays because the developers would likely have to pay up to triple time for workers. If the holiday restrictions are kept in place, Council-

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find out how other neighboring municipalities handle the issue. Though the report was passed, council will have three readings of the proposed ordinance before the hours are set. The readings are expected to take place during regularly scheduled meetings. McTigue said he will conduct more research about the issue and bring it back to council for another discussion after the second

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Springer celebrates 40th anniversary

Great American Ball Park was alive with peace signs, tie-dyed Tshirts and 1970s music as nearly 300 friends of Springer School and Center recently gathered for “A Springer Celebration 2011.” Dr. Mark Helmick, a psychologist at Springer for 36 of its 40 years, took the assemblage on a tour of the decades and introduced four guest speakers, Springer alumni from across the years. Graduates Peter Cholak (class of 1974), Chelsey Schneider (’88), Mike Kamphake (’92) and Alan Kleesattel (’06) spoke of the powerful impact a Springer education had on their lives. Schneider gave “full credit” to

Springer for helping her to achieve success in her career as a middle school psychologist, and Kamphake noted, “Springer did not change my life; it gave me a life.” The event was chaired by Springer Trustee Kim Vincent. Local 12 WKRC-TV Sports Director Brad Johansen emceed the evening’s program and served as auctioneer. Net proceeds from this year’s Celebration, Springer’s premier fundraising event, exceeded $100,000 and will be used to provide critical financial aid and outreach programs for the children and families affected by learning disabilities in our region.

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Springer alumni,from left,Alan Kleesattel,Peter Cholak,Chelsey Schneider and Mike Kamphake join Dr.Mark Helmick,center,in reminiscing about 40 years at Springer.

Sullivan picked for Regional Youth Leadership Program

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Celebrating trees

This year Terrace Park Garden Club members Amy Nisonger and Jill Kelly celebrated Arbor Day with the Terrace Park Elementary first-grade class. The Terrace Park Garden Club provided each first grader with a red maple tree. All the students were given a planting guide to help them care for their tree. Throughout Terrace Park there are grown trees everywhere from past Arbor Days. Terrace Park continues its Tree City, USA designation and planting trees is an integral part of maintaining that status. Pictured – Terrace Park Elementary first graders proudly display their newly acquired red maple trees gifted to them by the Terrace Park Garden Club in honor of Arbor Day.

St. Ursula junior named finalist for human relations award St. Ursula Academy junior Grace Bolan, of Mount Lookout, was named a finalist for the Simon Lazarus Jr. Human Relations Award from the Cincinnati chapter of the American Jewish Committee. Bolan was recognized for her volunteerism and community service, which includes her participation in St. Ursula’s CSTAT club (Catholic Social Teaching Action Team), which recently hosted an event to raise awareness about the serious issue of human sex trafficking in our country and our state. Each year the American Jewish

Community organization honors juniors and seniors for their community service and volunteer efforts. Students are nominated by their high schools. Finalists and winners are selected respectively by a committee and local judges. Marie Salcido, of Anderson Township, was nominated as St. Ursula’s senior representative for her active participation in Student Outreach Services (SOS) and InSchool Service Events (ISSE). To learn more about St. Ursula Academy and its community service programming, visit www.saintursula.org.

Grace Bolan, center, with parents John and Mary Bolan.

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Saint Ursula Academy sophomore Emily Sullivan, of Anderson Township, has been selected to participate in the 2012 Regional Youth Leadership Program. The Regional Youth Leadership Program is a selective program for high school students to participate in during their junior year. Sullivan will join 48 other high Sullivan school juniors from throughout the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area in the program. Students Students participating will participating in this pro- be presented gram will be with new presented with new challenges and c h a l l e n g e s opportunities. and opportunities for intellectual, creative, social and personal growth. The Regional Youth Leadership program uses the community as a classroom to increase students’ awareness of complex issues and challenges facing the region. “Competition for this group of young leaders was intense,” said Joni Huffmyer, Regional Youth Leadership Program director. “Each year the task of selecting a class becomes increasingly more difficult because all of the applicants are well qualified and committed to developing their leadership skills.”

SUA hosts women entrepreneurs from six countries

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St. Ursula Academy recently played host to six visitors who are part of a multi-country project called Women and Entrepreneurship.

St. Ursula Academy recently played host to six visitors as part of a multi-country project called Women and Entrepreneurship. The visitors from Algeria, Germany, the People’s Republic of China, Swaziland, Tunisia and Venezuela were invited to the United States under the auspices of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. The agency selected St. Ursula Academy as part of the program to show of the roots of female achievement in America - an American high school that is

excelling and has a tradition of preparing young women for roles of leadership and innovation. The program aims to provide examples of entrepreneurial efforts in the U.S, particularly those initiated by women, to illustrate the essential role of non-governmental and grassroots organizations in supporting and empowering the development of women-owned businesses, and to highlight the social, economic, and political factors that influence and encourage the development of private enterprise in the U.S.

The guests toured the school, visited with teachers, students and administrators. The students talked with them about their course work and explained what and how they are learning in school through 21st century learning techniques. “It’s amazing that you are combining the textbooks and memorization with real life applications that help your students really understand what they are learning and why. It’s a progressive idea in education,” said Dr. SI Yan, assistant director of the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo.


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Mariemont’s Grimmer golf qualifier By Nick Dudukovich

My dad introduced it to me and he kind of gave me clubs when I was little. He’s taken me out to the course and I quickly started to love it. Now instead of him dragging me to the course, it turned to me dragging him to the course.

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MARIEMONT Future Mariemont High School freshman Will Grimmer won the Ohio state qualifier for the Optimist International Junior Golf World Championships by shooting a 74 at the Tam O’Shanter Golf Course in Canton to win the 14-15 year old boys’ tournament division, June 20. He’ll compete in the championship, July 21-26, at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Florida. The victory marks the second year in a row that the Grimmer, 14, has won the event. Here, Grimmer talks about how he started playing the game, the type of competition he expects to see at the Optimist, and his thoughts on playing his first year of varsity golf for the Warriors. How old were you when you started playing? I was 4 years old.

How much do you play over the summer? I try to play every day.

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Will Grimmer holds his trophy after taking first place at the Optimist International Junior Golf World Championships state qualifier. What’s your favorite course? TPC Sawgrass. I got to play over spring break. That was pretty cool. How did you start playing the game?

When did you realized you had the talent to compete with top golfers your age? I’ve always been accurate and always have been a pretty good player, but I was short off the tee. This past year, once I had the length, accuracy played in my favor (at the Optimist qualifer). When I played the practice round I realized I could handle the golf course. I knew I had just of a good as a chance to win out there as anybody. And … having won last year has given me the experience of coming up in the clutch. And that helps … especially when you’re playing against older kids.

What are your expectations for the International Championships? I go into every event trying to win. I think I have as good as a chance as anybody and you are what you think you are, and I think if I keep practicing and putting in a good effort … I’ll be able to win. It’s about hard work and dedication and you’ve got to have the belief you can win.

What kind of competition will you see at the national tournament? You get kids from 30-plus countries and there’s a qualifier from every state. In each division, you’re getting probably well over 100 or so players for that age division. It really draws good competition. Will you be playing on the Mariemont squad this fall? I’ll be starting on the varsity team and I’m looking forward to it. I think we should have a good team and hopefully we can go to state.

How has playing at national events helped prepare you for the varsity level? I think it helped a lot. When you play high school you are playing from kids around here. Playing against varsity (opponents) doesn’t scare you because you are used to having great competition. What’s your favorite club to hit? A lot of people have asked me that, but I think it’s a silly question. You’ve got to hit every club in the bag. I just hit the club I need to hit that particular time ... What do you do in your spare time? It’s pretty hard to not find me golfing, as friends will tell me. I just try to relax and hang out with friends. Maybe sometimes go to the pool with friends …a nd maybe play basketball a little bit. For more coverage, visit Cincinnati.com/blogs/presspreps

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Place’s new place is Withrow

By Scott Springer

The Board of Education must approve it, but Withrow High School has hired long-time area coach Jim Place to head up their football program. Place fills the opening created when Doc Gamble left the school on Madison Road to take a job on Butch Jones’ staff at the University of Cincinnati. “When Doc Gamble stepped down it kind of left us scrambling to see who was the best fit for the program,” Withrow athletic director Darren Braddix said. “Jim Place just really stood out. His resume and background is just impeccable. We’re bringing in a state championship coach who’s been there and has developed programs. We’re really excited with what he brings to the table.” Place was out of coaching last season and most recently led the Hamilton Big Blue to a 16-24 mark between 2006-2009. Before that, he was head coach and athletic director at Chaminade-Julienne from 1991-2005, winning a state title in 2002. Place also served as Middletown’s coach from 198590 and had stints at Springfield Northwestern, Beavercreek and Dayton Stebbins. At Withrow, he inherits a team that finished 6-4 under Gamble playing in the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference. “The cupboard wasn’t bare,” Braddix said. “He’s got a lot to work with and the staff is returning. Plus, he’s bringing a couple guys.” At 64, and after missing a season on the sidelines, Place is eager to hang a whistle around his neck again. “He’s itching to get in there,” Braddix said. “You could hear it in his voice when he interviewed. He’s just a football guy, an Xs and Os guy.”

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On March 16, Moeller (22-2) and Withrow (18-5) met at Xavier’s Cintas Center in a regional semifinal. In a hard-fought game, the Crusaders prevailed over the Tigers. Senior Charlie Byers led Moeller with 18 points, while senior Aaron Thomas led Withrow with 19. Just a little over three months later, both are on the floor again. This time, they’re teammates on the Superiorcars.com team in the Deveroes Summer League at Woodward High School. “Good league, good competition,” Thomas said. “It’s nice having a good point guard.” As he complimented Byers, the pain of that midMarch season-ending loss to Moeller appeared over. Now, instead of waiting for Byers to drive to the hole he waits for the guy he calls “Chuck” to drive and dish it back. Both are without structure for the time being, as Withrow coach Tyrone Gibert and Moeller’s Carl Kremer had many weapons at their disposal. No one player was going to get all the touches. In the Deveroes league, freelancing and individualism are all but encouraged. “The league is good,” Byers said. “Aaron, I think he’s one of the best players in the country. Not just Cincinnati, the country. He’s a good two guard and he’s got a bright future.” Thomas is heading to Florida State where he will thrill them with an array of jumpers and a pretty good “Tomahawk” jam which should go over well in the land of the Seminoles. “I had freedom at Withrow, but I was trying to be a team player,” Thomas said. “I did a lot by looking at my numbers, but I was playing ‘team first’, not looking at

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Moeller’s Charlie Byers (32) drives to the basket against Withrow’s Aaron Thomas (25) in the regional semifinal at Xavier’s Cintas Center March 16. Moeller won the game 67-58. Just over three months later, Byers and Thomas are on the same team in the Deveroes Summer League at Woodward High School.

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Aaron Thomas of Withrow High School is participating in the Deveroes Summer League along with many current and former college players. Thomas will be playing basketball for the Florida State Seminoles in college. my stats.” In the Deveroes league, a showman like Thomas can thrive. Not every local high school player can succeed during the contests at Woodward High School, although Thomas believes his prep competition was good. “Pretty good players,” Thomas said. “Anybody can be good in high school, it’s what you do at the next level that counts.” At his former level, Thomas averaged 21.3 points per game with 5.2 rebounds , 2.8 assists and

Moeller guard Charlie Byers eyeing a shot at the Deveroes Summer League at Woodward High School June 26. Byers plays on the Superior Car Care team with Aaron Thomas of Withrow. Just over three months ago, Byers and the Crusaders defeated Thomas and the Tigers in the regional semifinals at Xavier, 67-58. 1.8 steals. He played with Carl Porter who is also listed as a Deveroes participant and sophomore big man Devin Williams who has many suitors. “He’s has a bright future being a 6-7 sophomore,” Thomas said of Williams. “Good schools are looking at him right now.” While Withrow and the Tigers had the bodies, Moeller had the veteran wisdom and the luxury of being constantly a team in contention. “We’ve got a good coach, coach Kremer,” Byers said. “It’s a system. I

can do more things outside of the system.” Byers played the best of the best in the Greater Catholic League, but finds the summer league educational. “I can’t compare it because I’m playing against college players who are more athletic,” Byers said. “At this level, you just don’t have one player on your team, it’s just a lot of athletes and it makes it a lot easier.” While both Thomas and Byers are “Deveroes rookies” Thomas has seen his share of collegiate players. “I played against college guys multiple times,” Thomas said. “Xavier, UC, Dayton, Purdue, it was a good experience.” Byers, who will play this season for Sinclair Community College in Dayton hopes to improve his “hang time” while playing with Thomas. Not in terms of jumping, just in terms of picking up basketball knowledge. “Just keep working with him,” Byers said of his plan to succeed this summer. “Stay in the gym.”

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Pending school board approval, Withrow High School has hired Jim Place as head football coach. Place coached at Hamilton from 2006-09, Chaminade-Julienne from 1991-2005 (state champions ’02) and Middletown from 1985-90. Prior to that, he had stints at Dayton Stebbins, Beavercreek and Springfield Northwestern.

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Former Withrow head football coach Doc Gamble has taken a job with the UC football team under coach Butch Jones. Taking over for Gamble will be veteran coach Jim Place. Place was most recently with Hamilton and won a state title with Chaminade-Julienne in 2002. Braddix expects Place to make some changes in terms of style and will let the veteran do what he knows best. “I know he wants to do a different defense than what we’ve done in the past,” Braddix said. “He’s also evaluating the offense and will make a determination in what he wants to do in the next few weeks.” The timing of the hire works out well for Withrow as the prep football season is just around the corner. Minus Doc Gamble, the remaining football staff has kept the Tigers in line. “It’s been moving along smoothly,” Braddix said. “We’ve had great attendance in the weight room. We’ve got passing camps and stuff like that coming up. The guys are ready to go.” The Tigers debut under Jim Place Aug. 27 against Sycamore.


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Monzel voting no on CMHA agreement An intense debate continues over whether or not Hamilton County Commissioners should approve a cooperation agreement with the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) that would add up to 375 units of publicly subsidized housing to county neighborhoods over the next five years. CMHA contends that thousands of county residents are in desperate need of public housing. The organization also argues that some areas of the county have well below acceptable percentages of public housing – based on their population – as set by the federal government. But during our discussions on the proposed CMHA agreement, it has become apparent that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the driving force behind the request for more

units. For the record, I will vote against the proposed cooperation agreement with CMHA. Here are a few reasons Chris Monzel why I will vote Community no: • On the Press guest CMHA website, columnist. they proudly boast that it is the nation’s 17th largest public housing authority based on the number of units owned (over 5,000), yet Hamilton County is only the 50th largest county according to population, a definite imbalance. • CMHA records show that it currently needs $20 million-$30 million in additional federal dollars

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Do you think Afghanistan’s military is ready to take responsibility for fighting Taliban insurgents as the U.S. begins a troop drawdown in July? Why or why not? “Like most Americans, I have never been to Afghanistan, so I cannot necessarily comment accurately on how things are, and how they might be, but based on what I HAVE studied over the years, I can offer some opinions. “It would seem that the country would have to be classified as ‘undeveloped’ based on the news coverage of the poverty of its people, stories on Afghans growing opium poppies to make money, domination of society by Muslim extremists, etc. “Hamid Karzai was elected as ‘president’ in 2004, and re-elected in 2009 (with allegations of voter fraud, which is not surprising considering the differences between that country and developed nations). “Based on everything I have studied (from my only source – the media), my guess is that the Afghan military is in no way ready to assume responsibility for fighting the Taliban. “However, that does not mean that I give my blessing to the continued U.S. involvement in that country's fighting. “Oh, to be back in a time when intercontinental transportation was by ship, there was no ‘internet,’ no instant communication, etc. We could relax, and not worry about Afghanistan (or Iran.) “But that is a silly dream.” Bill B. “No, the Afghani military wasn't able to keep the Taliban from taking over the country in the past and the Taliban is alive and well just across the border in Pakistan.” R.V. “When Russia made incursions into Afghanistan in the 1970s, many of the tribes came together to fight a common enemy. Taliban were originally displaced Afghani who lived in Pakistan and later returned to Afghanistan. “Once the Taliban made a return they ruled much of Southern Afghanistan, while other Islamic groups ruled the North. With an extremely low literacy rate many new schools are now making a strong effort to educate the people of Afghanistan, yet their country remains one of the world's poorest, and with one of

What summer movie do you most look forward to seeing? What is your all-time favorite summer movie? Every week the Eastern Hills Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to easternhills@community press.com with Chatroom in the subject line. the highest rates of corruption of any country in the world. “While the Afghani military are getting closer to being able to provide military defense and protection for their country, I believe that they will not be ready to assume total control for at least another five to 10 years, optimistically. “Sadly, modern medical facilities and educational institutions will not find an easy path, nor will Afghanistan have the infrastructural needs so critical to a modern country, until they can reduce corruption, and maintain a strong protective force presence for a national government.” Dr. W.S.W. “I do not know, and neither does the President. Only our military leaders are qualified to make that determination. “Despite Obama's standard answer during the election campaign that he would make these types of decisions based upon the advice of his military leaders, it appears that his withdrawal schedule is faster than what either the generals or the secretary of defense are comfortable with. “Some are saying that it is a political decision, calculated to show a big reduction in force right before the 2012 election. If so, and if it endangers the mission, it would be a real tragedy, considering the lives that we have already lost over there.” T.H. “I don't feel I have enough information to know if the Afghanistan military can be on their own and continue to fight the Taliban insurgents. However, I do believe the U.S. military has been there long enough. “The mission was to get Osama Bin Laden, and we did. What was Afghanistan doing before the U.S. infiltrated their country? Let's allow them to go back to normal, whatever that is in Afghanistan. “We do not need to lose anymore lives there and our country cannot continue to fund the military operations. I believe the same is true in Iraq.” E.E.C.

for necessary maintenance of units already owned. If CMHA cannot maintain its existing units, it would be irresponsible for the housing authority to add 375 additional. • Hamilton County government and CMHA have worked together successfully since 2006, providing a number of low income housing projects during that time. • The number of units listed in the agreement (375) is arbitrary and has no specific data to determine local needs. CMHA had originally requested 500 units, but county officials thought 250 would be appropriate. Both sides compromised on 375. No real data has been presented as a basis for agreeing on any of the numbers. The number was pulled out of thin air. This is not the way government should run – local, state or federal.

Government works best at the local level. CMHA should work with the county and local communities to determine where and how many properties will serve the interests of all concerned. HUD brings a heavy-handed approach to this process that overrides the good faith efforts of local leaders and CMHA while disregarding the serious financial situation of our federal government. This is not the time to be increasing the number of subsidized properties on the backs of federal taxpayers. Therefore, I will vote no on the cooperation agreement and propose that Hamilton County and CMHA continue to work voluntarily as we have over the last several years to find adequate housing options for those in need. Chris Monzel is a Hamilton County Commissioner.

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County park district making good use of levy funds In May 2002, Hamilton County voters approved a 15-year, 1mill property tax levy to support the Hamilton County Park District. The replacement levy took effect in January 2003. The board, staff and volunteers of the Park District are deeply committed to providing the highest quality parks, facilities and programs. Since we are just over halfway through this levy term, we’d like to take this opportunity to update the residents on their Hamilton County Park District. Since 2003, the park district has protected 1,997 acres of additional greenspace, leveraging levy funds along with over $6.8 million in grants from the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund. As of December 2010, the total greenspace preserved by the Hamilton County Park District is 16,562 acres. The park district manages 21 parks and nature preserves and hosts approximately 7.5 million guest visits per year. One of the park district’s levy commitments is to work with appropriate park, recreation and public authorities to protect greenspace and provide outdoor recreation and education. In 2003, we began a joint venture with the Cincinnati Park Board to renovate Fernbank Park in Sayler Park along the Ohio River. This park has undergone a dramatic transformation with expanded walking trails, a new accessible playground, a restroom facility, shelters and the development of Fernbank Lodge. In 2006, we partnered with the city of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Recreation Commission and the

Joseph C. Seta, Robert A. Goering, John T. Reis Community Press guest columnists Cincinnati Park Board to develop the Otto Armleder Memorial Park and Recreation Complex in Linwood. Armleder is now best known for its immensely popular 10-acre dog park, as well as soccer fields, a paved trail and a canoe / kayak launch accessing the Little Miami River. The park district has invested in several trail systems throughout the county. Most notably, we have worked with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to expand the Little Miami Scenic Trail from Milford to the Little Miami Golf Center in Newtown. This 4.5-mile section opened in 2005 and includes the Avoca Trailhead which offers parking, restrooms and a shelter for trail users. The ultimate goal is to connect this trail to Lunken Playfield and then downtown Cincinnati. A four-mile mountain bike trail opened at Mitchell Memorial Forest in 2008; this year, it will be expanded to eight miles thanks to a $25,560 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Recreational Trails Program.

Other major outdoor recreation advancements include the expansion of the Winton Woods Campground, the renovation of the par 3 course at Little Miami Golf Center, upgrades to the Miami Whitewater Forest Golf Course, and new playgrounds at Lake Isabella, Woodland Mound, Embshoff Woods and Parky’s Farm in Winton Woods. In 2006, the Park District opened Campbell Lakes Preserve, which features four lakes for fishing, kayaking and canoeing. As the Hamilton County Park District continues to fulfill its levy commitments, it sees a very promising future in protecting greenspace and enhancing education and recreation opportunities. Thanks to dedicated staff, volunteers and strong partnerships, the park district will work diligently for the residents of Hamilton County to provide enjoyable regional parks and nature preserves. Robert A. Goering, John T. Reis and Joseph C. Seta are members of the Board of Park Commissioners, Hamilton County Park District.

OFFICIALS DIRECTORY Federal

E-mail: senator@brown.senate.gov Web site: www.brown.senate.gov

U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt

2nd District includes nearly all the northeastern and eastern Cincinnati communities. Local: Kenwood office – 8044 Montgomery Road, Room 540, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236; phone 791-0381 or 800-784-6366; fax 7911696. In Washington, D.C.: 238 Cannon Building, Washington, D.C., 20515; phone 202-225-3164; fax 202-225-1992. E-mail: jean@jeanschmidt.com Web sites: www.house.gov/schmidt

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown

State Rep. Alicia Reece

Cleveland – 216-522-7272. Cincinnati – 425 Walnut St., room 2310, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-3915; phone 6841021, fax 684-1029. Washington, D.C.: 713 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; phone 202-224-2315; fax 202-228-6321.

Washington, D.C., office: B40D Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510. Phone: 202-224-3353 Fax: 202-224-9558 Cincinnati office: 36 E. Seventh St. Room 2615, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Phone: 513-684-3265

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33rd District includes parts of Columbia Township, parts of Cincinnati, Deer Park, Silverton and parts of Sycamore Township. In Columbus: House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 13th floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-6111; phone 614-466-1308; fax 614719-3587.

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State Rep. Peter Stautberg

34th District includes most of eastern Hamilton County. In Columbus: House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 11th floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-6111; phone 614-644-6886; fax: 614719-3588. E-mail: district34@ohr.state.oh.us

State Rep. Ron Maag

35th District includes parts of Columbia Township, Indian Hill, Loveland, Madeira, Mariemont, parts of Sycamore Township and Symmes Township in Hamilton County and parts of Warren County. In Columbus: House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 10th Floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-6111; phone 614-644-6023; fax 614719-3589. E-mail: district35@ohr.state.oh.us

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Mariemont Elementary students play an intense game of flag tag.

Fifth-grader Jaxie Brokamp takes aim at a classmate during a dodgeball game. Sixth-grader Erin Cash tries to throw a bean bag into a basket while teammates Savannah Giordullo and Cohen Bailey watch.

Mariemont Elementary student David McLean, in the white shirt, helps his teammate through a hula hoop during a relay race on May 26.

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Mariemont Elementary students had one last play day before school ended this year. Multiple games were set up at Dogwood Park for the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual field day. Students had a full afternoon of challenges to test their athletic ability in everything from tug of war to relay races. PHOTOS BY LISA WAKELAND/STAFF

Henry Lewis, fifth grade, sprints for the finish line during a field day race.

Mariemont Elementary third-graders Megan Gose, left, Ellie Lewis, Melanie Weiss, Jada Smiley, Payton Smith, second from right, and Shannon Renner use their strength in a game of tug of war against the boys in their class.

Third-graders Andrew Mehl, left, Ethan Trester, Reese Grant, Drew Malafa, Simon Butler and Stevie Banks pull the rope to try to beat the girls in their class during a game of tug of war.

Fifth-graders Micah Hackworth, right, and Garrett Soltysik face off as they try to grab each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flags during the Mariemont Elementary field day on May 26.

Sixth-graders Brooke Taylor, left, and Corinne Fanta take it slow and steady during the potato sack race.


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, J U L Y 7

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Young Rembrandts: Elementary Drawing, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Weekly through Aug. 11., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Innovative, step-by-step drawing method to teach any child how to draw, regardless of artistic ability. Ages 6-12. Family friendly. $89, $79 residents. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 513-388-4515. Anderson Township.

BUSINESS MEETINGS

Monthly Meeting, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, $10. Presented by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. Through Dec. 1. 513-474-4802. Anderson Township.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Knee Screening, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Brief history and exam designed to troubleshoot and modify activities and exercise programs. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Christ Hospital Physical Therapy. 513-527-4000; www.cincinnatisportsclub.com. Fairfax.

FESTIVALS

Oakley After Hours, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Madison Road Corridor, Madison Road, Oakley Business District. Food, music, shopping and great community. Each month has its own theme and surprises. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Oakley Community Council. 513-533-2039. Oakley.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES

Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m., JosephBeth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Ages 1-4. Free. Through Oct. 31. 513-396-8960. Norwood.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Party on the Plaza, 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Music by Bluetip., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Outdoor veranda. Beer, wine and other concessions available. Vendors include: Anderson Bar & Grill, Carmine’s Italian Ice, City Barbecue, Kroger, LaRosa’s, Uno Chicago Grill and Wine World. Free. Presented by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. 513-474-4802. Anderson Township.

Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, 7 p.m., Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road, Bring seating. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by adult. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 513-388-4513. Anderson Township.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK

ON STAGE - THEATER

Goshorn Brothers, 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill, 4609 Kellogg Ave., 513-871-1820. Columbia Tusculum.

Same Time, Next Year, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Doris and George, both married to others, meet by chance at a retreat and begin a love affair that lasts for a quarter century. They help each other through their separate crises, cajole the silliness, support the tragedies and succumb, happily, to the bliss of love one weekend a year. $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc.. 513-684-1236; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.

SUMMER CAMP MISCELLANEOUS

Def Leppard

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Def Leppard, 7:30 p.m. With Heart. Gates open 6 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Great Britain rock band. $125, $99 four-pack lawn, $89, $69, $59, $49, $29 lawn; plus fees. Presented by Live Nation. 800-745-3000; www.livenation.com. Anderson Township. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 8

ART EXHIBITS Art on the Square, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Jonathan Queen works on a painting each Friday., Miller Gallery, 2715 Erie Ave., Demonstrations and refreshments. 513-8714420; www.millergallery.com. Hyde Park. BUSINESS SEMINARS

Job Search Learning Labs, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. Through Dec. 16. 513-474-3100; www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.

COMMUNITY DANCE

Moonlite Garden Party, 8 p.m. With BlueStone Ivory., Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., J.D. Hughes spins a few tunes in between sets. Gates open at 7 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $8. 513-232-8230; www.coneyislandpark.com. Anderson Township.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Cincinnati Tri-State Knitting Guild Monthly Meeting, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Oakley Branch Library, 4033 Gilmore Ave., Bringing knitting individuals together for social, educational and charitable activities. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Tri-State Knitting Guild. 513-369-6038. Oakley.

MUSIC - R&B

Second Wind, 9 p.m., Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., Full dinner menu available at 6 p.m.$15; $10 before 9 p.m. 513-8716789; www.theredmoor.com. Mount Lookout. Basic Truth, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill, 4609 Kellogg Ave., Free. 513-871-1820. Columbia Tusculum.

MUSIC - BLUEGRASS

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Metromix.com.

FARMERS MARKET

Anderson Township Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road, Locally harvested fruit and vegetables, organic meat, plants, fair trade coffee, baked goods and more. Rain or shine. Presented by Anderson Township. 513-688-8400; www.andersonfarmersmarket.org. Anderson Township. Mount Lookout Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Cardinal Pacelli School, 927 Ellison Ave., Parking lot. Produce, jams, jellies, salsa, honey, soap, baked goods, meat, flower’s, plants and herbs. 513-6176405. Mount Lookout.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Saturday in Hyde Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. With Souls of Orange., Hyde Park Square, 2643 Erie Ave., Acoustic-Electric Music Series. Hosted by Silk n’ Suede. Free. Presented by Hyde Park Square Business Association. 513-871-7283. Hyde Park.

Camp Coney: Ooey Gooey Camp, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Children participate in messy games. Ages 4 and up. $37.50. Registration required. Presented by Camp Coney (Coney Island). Through Aug. 19. 513-232-8230; www.coneyislandpark.com/camp_coney.php. Anderson Township.

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NATURE

Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 513921-1922; www.cincinnatioa.org. Hyde Park. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 9

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

July Family Open House: Family Portraits, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Bring family to create one-of-akind fused glass family portraits. No experience necessary. Family friendly. $10. Registration required. 513-321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com. Oakley.

ART EXHIBITS

Patrick Dougherty Solo Exhibition, 9 a.m.5 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, Free. 513-8712529; www.funkefiredarts.com. Oakley. Jack Meanwell, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 513-871-5604; www.maryrangallery.com. Hyde Park. Cedric Michael Cox, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, 513-871-5576; www.funkefiredarts.com. Oakley. Harry Reisiger: The Lyrical Modernist and Fragmenting the Landscape: Kim Flora and John Humphries, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 513-3215200; www.phylliswestongallery.com. O’Bryonville.

An Evening with Wilbert Longmire, 8 p.m., Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave., Playing many of his recorded works and your jazz favorites. With a special guest. Benefits Millie’s House of Music, benefiting youth and the community. $15, $10 advance. 513-8075577. Mount Lookout. Insector Inspector, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Kids and adults can help Inspector Insector solve an insect crime. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 513-521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 1 0

THANKS TO TOM STOREY.

Mariemont Players perform “Same Time, Next Year,” a comedy by Bernard Slade, at the Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Friday, July 8 through July 24. This is the first of the six shows in the players’ 75th annivesary season. Doris and George, both married to others, meet by chance at a retreat and begin a love affair that lasts for a quarter century. Performances will be at 8 p.m. July 7 (preview), July 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21 and 22; at 7 p.m. July 10; at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 17; at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. July 23; and at 2 p.m. July 24. For more information or to order tickets call 513-684-1236. All seats are reserved and cost $17 each; non-reserved seats for the preview only are $10 each. Pictured are Katey Blood-Rebholz as Doris and Eric Day as George. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 1 1

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Young Rembrandts: Fashion Runway, 1 p.m.2:30 p.m. Continues July 13 and 15., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Illustrate various aspects of fashion design, including hairstyles and accessories. Family friendly. $68; $58 resident. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 513-3884515. Anderson Township.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Take Off Pounds Sensibly weekly support meeting. Presented by TOPS. 513-528-5959. Anderson Township.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 513-946-7755; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Newtown.

Balance and Fall Prevention Screening, 10 a.m.-noon, Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Brief history and exam designed to troubleshoot and modify activities and exercise programs. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Christ Hospital Physical Therapy. 513-527-4000. Fairfax.

EDUCATION

LITERARY - STORY TIMES

CIVIC

Anderson Township History Room, 1 p.m.4 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Lower level. Learn about the history of Anderson Township through photos, handson exhibits and artifacts. Free. 513-6888400. Anderson Township.

FARMERS MARKET

Hyde Park Farmers’ Market, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Hyde Park Square, 2643 Erie Ave., Local produce and farm goods, gourmet foods and more. Presented by Hyde Park Farmers’ Market. 513-561-3151; hydeparkfarmersmarket.com/. Hyde Park.

Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m., JosephBeth Booksellers, Free. 513-396-8960. Norwood.

MUSIC - JAZZ

Faux Frenchmen, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Allyn’s, 3538 Columbia Parkway, 513-871-5779; www.fauxfrenchmen.com. Columbia Tusculum. Jazz Every Monday, 9 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., 513-871-6249. Columbia Tusculum.

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BUSINESS MEETINGS Networking at Noon, noon-1 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Free. 513474-4802; www.andersonareachamber.org. Anderson Township.

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DINING EVENTS

Anderson Township History Room, 6 p.m.9 p.m., Anderson Center, Free. 513-6888400. Anderson Township.

Grilled Cheese Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road, Bring extras for picnic. Hot dogs and activities for children also available. Children’s entertainment at 10 a.m. Family friendly. $2 combo, $1 sandwich. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 513-388-4513. Anderson Township. World Peace Diet Potluck, Study Group and Recipe Exchange, 7:15 p.m.-8:45 p.m., Yogalibrium, 6448 Sherman Ave., Gather and enjoy vegan foods prepared by diverse group of friends and neighbors. Discussion follows, focusing on effects our food choices have on the planet. $9 or bring vegan dish to share. 513-233-9642; www.yogalibriumstudio.com. Anderson Township.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

HEALTH / WELLNESS

COMMUNITY DANCE

Rock the Beech, 8 p.m.-10 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., For those entering grade 9. Must have school or Park District ID to attend. Music, live high school band and games with prizes. $5. 513-388-4513. Anderson Township.

EDUCATION

Knee Screening, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, Free. Reservations required. 513-527-4000; www.cincinnatisportsclub.com. Fairfax.

MUSIC - BLUEGRASS

Rumpke Mountain Boys, 10 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., $3. 513-871-6249. Columbia Tusculum.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 513921-1922; www.cincinnatioa.org. Hyde Park.

Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., For accurate blood sugar reading, do not eat after midnight. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. 513 2311060. Anderson Township.

PARENTING CLASSES

The Frazzled Family, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Beech Acres Parenting Center, 6881 Beechmont Ave., Workshop to help you manage your stress more effectively by understanding your triggers, your response and ways to manage both. $15. Registration required. 513-231-6630; www.beechacres.org. Anderson Township.

MUSIC - CLASSICAL

Summer Carillon Concerts, 7 p.m. Richard D. Gegner, carillonneur. Selections include “Amazing Grace”, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” by Albert von Tilzer, “Poor Wayfaring Stranger,” “Annie Laurie” and more., Mary M. Emery Carillon, Pleasant Street, Listen in park as the carillonneur performs on a keyboard connected to 49 bells inside the tower. Tours of keyboard room and bells may be arranged through the carillonneurs. Free. Presented by Village of Mariemont. 513271-8519. Mariemont.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Umphrey’s McGee, 8 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m., Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Moonlite Gardens. $25, $22.50 advance. 513-2328230; www.coneyislandpark.com. Anderson Township.

NATURE

PROVIDED

The Goo Goo Dolls come to the PNC Pavilion at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 13. Guest is Michelle Branch. Tickets are $63, $51 and $33, plus fees. There will be a free pre show cookout. Visit PNCpavilion.com or call 800-745-3000.

Summer Explorers Hike, 2 p.m., Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road, Seasongood Nature Center. Grab a magnifying glass and a net for a hike through forest and field to discover how wildlife is enjoying summer. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 513-5217275; www.greatparks.org. Anderson Township.

THANKS TO HOLLY YURCHISON

The Showboat Majestic presents “Forty-Second Street,” a celebration of Broadway and those putting on the shows, July 624. Musical numbers include “We’re in the Money” and “Lullaby of Broadway.” Tickets are $17, $16, seniors and students. Call 513-241-6550 or visit www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. Pictured are: Sara Dreibebis (Ensemble), left, Abby Wagner (Ensemble), Devi Reisenfeld (Ann Reilly “Anytime Annie”), and Abby Sheridan (Peggy Sawyer).


Life

July 6, 2011

Eastern Hills Journal

At bedtime one night recently, my husband Tom said, “Not tonight Sweetie, I have a headache.” And he wasn’t referring to what you might think; he was referring to our dog Nosey sleeping on the bed. Now, we discussed where pets should sleep a few columns back, but haven’t addressed what pet ownership can mean to fledgling romantic relationships. When I was single and lived in a condo, I had a white teddy bear hamster named Squeaker Snow. He was the perfect single-girl pet. To make a long story short, my co-workers and I began a running joke about things like the martinis that Squeak was going to have waiting for me when I got home from work, what Squeak and I were going to have for dinner or what Squeak and I were going to do that weekend. It was all great, giggly fun. At the same time there was a man I fancied who worked in another division of the company. We seemed to have a mutual attraction, but he never asked me out. One day, we were having lunch together in the break room. “So, how long have you been married?” he asked, conversationally. I was surprised. “I’m not married,” I replied, “Where did you get that idea?” “Well, I always hear you

t a l k i n g a b o u t Squeak, so I j u s t assumed,” he trailed off. You should have Marsie Hall seen the Newbold look on his Marsie’s face when I Menagerie e x p l a i n e d that my “husband” was in fact, an albino rodent. So, needless to say I know firsthand how pets can come between two consenting adults. Doris Marks Callis of Mount Lookout also does. “I was unmarried and looking for three years,” she says. “I dated tons, but could never find someone who would embrace my zoo of three dogs and two cats. I was not willing to settle for someone who merely tolerated them like the guy who said, ‘Sorry Babe, I’m just not a pet lover.’ “My pets are like children to me,” she explains. “So, I came up with a simple hurdle, I would only get married if I met someone I would rather wake up next to than my dog, Nancy.” It took some time, then she met “The Guy,” Marc. He was a kindred soul who owned a dog named Elvis to whom he was very attached. Now she wakes up next to him and Nancy and they all slept together happily until Elvis ran away.

How ‘new’ are the new tires you just bought? The next time you buy new tires you need to do more than figure out which brand to buy, you need to make sure the tires you get are really new. That’s right, there’s a chance the tires you buy could have been sitting on a store shelf for years before being put on your vehicle. Kristin Hugentobler of Fairfield said she never gave it a second thought when she bought a set of tires for her SUV back in 2009. “They just put them on and we paid them. We got a good deal out of it and we assumed it was a good deal,” she said. So, Hugentobler said she was very surprised when she got her vehicle inspected recently. “He checked the tires and said the tires are dry rotted and to have them replaced before the fall. … He also showed me the manufacture date – they sat on the shelf for approximately two years before they put them on our vehicle,” she said. Hugentobler went back to the store that sold her the tires. “We got them inspected and they said the tires were fine. I would hope they’d be fine. When there are only 26,000, 27,000 miles on a tire you would hope they were fine, that they would last longer.” Hugentobler said she’s not sure what to do. One shop says she needs new tires. The other shop says the tires are perfectly fine. All she wants is to be safe. So I checked her tires and found two were made in 2007, and the other two were made in 2008. You can determine the age of the tire by checking the tire identification number on the sidewall of the

tire. It begins with the letters “DOT,” and the last four digits state the week and the Howard Ain then year in Hey which the was Howard! tire manufactured. Federal regulators say the effects of aging may not be visible on a tire, but the age does matter. Hugentobler said, “I was pretty upset that they did that. The put two-year-old tires on an SUV that could destroy it if the tire went out.” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said tires tend to last about six years from the date of manufacture, so Hugentobler should have a few years left on her tires. NHTSA said tire degradation occurs over time, mostly from chemical reactions. Generally, it said, your tire tread will wear out before aging becomes a concern – unless they were old when they were first put on your vehicle. However, spare tires are prone to aging problems because they are not generally rotated onto your car. They stay unused until needed and, depending on how long that is, when you do need them they may be hazardous – even if there is a lot of tread remaining. So, it’s not the tread you need to check on your spare tire, but the date it was manufactured because aging can impair the structural integrity of the tire. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Jenny Durbin of Silverton is still miffed over one of her experiences. “I was dating a doctor,” she says, “And it was going really well until my puppy licked his hand and he freaked! ‘Is there a place where I can wash up?’ he asked holding his hand like it was on fire.” “Yes, your house,” I said. “It’s really hard to believe his reaction considering when we met it was at a nursery and I had a 20pound bag of manure on my shoulder. Right next to my head!” she giggles. Well, if dog slobber, pee or poop were poison, Jenny and I agree, we both would have been dead long ago; so Doctor Man probably didn’t assume room temperature because of his “injury.” My friend, Mona Bronson-Fuqua of Westwood, is one of the wisest people I know. She has been happily married for 13 years and her counsel is, “Make sure you are both on the same page about animals before you bring one home. Your pet, your relationships and ultimately your marriage will thank you!” Visit www.marsiesmenagerie. com. If you have any ideas for future stories please contact Marsie Hall Newbold at marsolete@insightbb.com.

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Life

Grandkids â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;eyeingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; new potatoes in the garden When I was tilling the garden the other day, I accidentally tilled up some potatoes. They were tiny, of course, but darned cute and fit nicely around an eye of round roast beef that I made for dinner. I must have missed picking up some, though, because grandRita daughter, Eva, Heikenfeld found two more she was Ritaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when helping hoe the kitchen rows. She was excited to find potatoes so soon (itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a contest when the grandkids dig potatoes to see who can find them first, so Eva won by default this year). She insisted we fry them, unpeeled and sliced, alongside her morning eggs. That was fine with me as potatoes have lots of potassium and vitamin C.

Roast beef with new potatoes and shallots Sunday dinner!

11â &#x201E;2 pounds eye of round beef roast, tied Small new potatoes, 1 to 11â &#x201E;2

have enough to make a batch of jam. I think I pruned the canes back too far in early spring. As my husband Frank likes to say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can tell you werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t raised on a farm!â&#x20AC;?

pounds Shallots: about a pound, peeled, trimmed and cut in half lengthwise Olive oil Garlic powder Salt and pepper Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss potatoes and shallots with a small amount of oil and add salt and pepper and a bit of garlic powder to them. Pour onto rimmed baking sheet or roasting pan. Rub roast with a bit of oil and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder (not too much garlic powder) and place in center of baking sheet or pan. Surround with veggies. Roast, tossing veggies occasionally, until beef registers 130 degrees for medium rare, about 50 to 60 minutes or so. Let meat rest, loosely covered with foil, about 10 minutes. Serves four. Gilding the lily: Toss potatoes and shallots with 2-3 tablespoons minced rosemary along with the other seasonings..

COURTESY RITA HEIKENFELD

Ritaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clone for Marzetti slaw dressing is equally good on salads as it is with cabbage. Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little thinner than Marzettiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (they use xanthan gum which helps make it thick, creamy and stable) but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made with common ingredients you probably have on hand. I just whipped up a batch today and served it over a fresh tomato salad with green onions from the garden. Yum!

Whisk together:

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Like Marzettiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slaw dressing Mini berry tarts For Frances Ridge. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve made this for years and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a really good dressing.

What few black raspberries we have this year will be made into a nice filling for tarts, since I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

1 package phyllo tart shells, thawed or make your own pie shells in mini-muffin tins with homemade or store-bought pie crust

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3 oz. cream cheese, room temperature 2 tablespoons butter, softened 11â &#x201E;2 teaspoons vanilla 1 cup powdered sugar Bring water, berries, sugar, cornstarch and 2 tablespoons butter to a boil. Boil one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and let cool. Stir together cream cheese, 2 tablespoons butter, vanilla and powdered sugar. Spoon filling into tart shells and top with dollop of cream

cheese mixture. Makes 15 to 20 tarts. Tips from Ritaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kitchen: The filling makes a good topping, served warm, over ice cream.

Homemade shower gel

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Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church in Indian Hill is once again teaming with Habitat for Humanity, and other local churches, to build a home in Madisonville for a family in need. This is the fourth straight year Armstrong is working with the Madisonville Coalition, which is a group of local churches working with Habitat for Humanity to build homes in the Madisonville area. Geoff Smith, member of Armstrong and one of the volunteers working in Madisonville, said Armstrong has done much of the work in recent years because there were few churches in the coalition. However, he said Armstrong is being joined by two Madisonville churches, Sonrise Community Church and several others. Smith said Armstrong is working on the home one Saturday each month until the project is completed. Work began May 7 and will likely continue through November. “We hope the family will be in before the holidays,” he said. Smith said 15 volunteers came out for Armstrong’s first work day, and the church typically has 30 to 50 people volunteer during

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Violet H. Fisher, 91, of Hyde Park died June 23. Survived by daughter, Linda K. Fisher; and sisters Bessie Davis and Dorothy Nelson.

Preceded in death by husband, Russell L. Fisher; and parents Glenn E. and Viola M. Hall. Services were June 29 at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

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the entire project. He said despite what many believe, volunteers don’t need experience on a construction site to lend a hand on the project. “That typically holds people back from volunteering,” Smith said. “There’s a lot of different ways people can contribute.” Marissa Woodly, development director with Habitat for Humanity, said the home isn’t given away to the family in need. She said the family pays for the home through a no-interest mortgage from Habitat for Humanity, and must work 500 hours on either their home or another one being worked on by the group. She said there’s also a “rigorous” budget and credit counseling course and a home ownership maintenance class. Woodly said the group has increased its efforts in recent years by building 16 homes this year. She said Habitat for Humanity has typically built 10 homes in recent years, but is pushing toward building 20 annually by 2013. Woodly said there are 19,000 families in Cincinnati living in “substandard housing.” “We’re really barely scratching the surface,” she said. To find your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/indianhill.

opening. For “Groucho” only, there will be a performance on Wednesday, Nov. 23, but not on Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 24. Full season tickets are $90; September through May five show tickets are $75. Shipping & handling is $3 per order. Single tickets are $17 each, except for the preview performances, when tickets are $10 each. For details call Betsy at the Mariemont Players ticket line at 684-1236.

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Broadway to Hollywood. This delightful musical tribute to the King of Musicals includes such hit tunes as “I Love Paris” and “I Get a Kick Out of You.” May 4-20, 2012 “Over the River and Through the Woods,” a warm, family comedy by Joe DiPietro and directed by Ginny Weil. Nick, an Italian-American boy from New Jersey, wants to follow his dream and move to Seattle – far away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. But both sets of grandparents scheme to keep him from moving, using the lovely – and single – Caitlin O’Hare as bait. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 7 p.m. (except for the third Sunday); the second and third Sundays at 2 p.m.; and the third Saturday at 4 p.m. There is a preview performance on the Thursday evening before each Friday

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Revue,” by Arthur Marx and Robert Fisher and directed by Norma Niinemets. Those witty, wacky Marx Brothers provide laughter in abundance in this look at the life and career of the famous entertainer Groucho Marx. Jan. 13-29, 2012 “You Can’t Take It With You,” by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart and directed by Tom Storey. This classic comedy takes us back to the delightful madness of the Sycamore family. Mix basement fireworks, an aspiring playwright, a xylophone, a tipsy actress, subversive leaflets, an income tax man, ballet lessons and a Russian countess, then stir in a budding office romance. A story as timeless as it is entertaining. March 9-25, 2012 “Cole,” devised by Benny Green and Alan Strachan and directed by John Langley. Cole is the story of Cole Porter’s life – from Yale to Paris to Manhattan to

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Work is under way on the Habitat for Humanity house being built in Madisonville with the help of Armstrong Chapel. The church is working in conjunction with several other local churches to complete the house before the holidays.

Mariemont Players Inc. has announced its 20112012 season. To celebrate its Diamond Jubilee, it will present six of its most popular plays from past years. July 8-24 “Same Time, Next Year,” a comedy by Bernard Slade and directed by Michael L. Morehead, ran four years on Broadway. It remains one of the world’s most widely produced plays. The plot follows a love affair between two people, Doris and George, married to others, who rendezvous once a year. Sept. 9-25 “The Foreigner,” a comedy by Larry Shue and directed by Dan Cohen. What can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who (they think) knows no English? An inspired romp set in rural Georgia, you’ll laugh from start to finish at one comic surprise after another. Nov. 11-27 “Groucho: A Life in

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Misunderstood 4-H members By Hannah Capannari | 4-H member

4-H (Head, Heart, Hands, and Health): Is it just cows and chickens or is there more to it? I attended the National 4-H Congress back in November. While I was riding in an elevator with a friend, two men entered the elevator. They asked us if we were at a teen conference or something. We told them we were at the National 4-H Congress. They said: “Oh, that cow and pig program” and got off the elevator. My friend and I felt insulted, but that wasn’t the first time either of us had that kind of thing happen. There is so much more to 4-H and its members than cows and chickens, but there are many misconceptions. Many people hear 4-H and think farm animals when really they should think young leaders. 4-H creates leaders by helping members build the skills necessary for leadership and giving them responsibility. 4-H members are young, strong, confident leaders who are respectful, know where they want to go, and will work hard to get there. They are responsible, driven, and

determined; these qualities set them apart from the crowd. The Hamilton County Fair 2010 Rules and Regulations Book defines 4-H in Ohio as “an experiential, educational, development program of the Ohio State University Extension and Development and is open to all youth ages 5-18. The 4-H philosophy is to strengthen youth’s mental, physical, moral, and social development, therefore helping develop more desirable citizens and leaders. The development of boys and girls occurs through participation in projects, events, and various educational competitive activities.” 4-H teaches youth to be respect- Hannah Capannari ful of other people and other ideas. each other or the ideas that are preTeenage 4-H members have the sented. opportunity to become 4-H camp Another way 4-H members learn counselors. Camp counselors are to be respectful is through particiinvolved in the pre-camp organiza- pating in competitions. When a 4-H tion and planning of activities for member takes an animal project, camp. During camp they are they show their animal at the counexpected to keep the campers safe ty fair. as well as oversee activities. During a competition a 4-H At camp counselor training member needs to be respectful of where the counselors plan the the judge at all times even if they camp, they have to be able to step don’t agree with the judge. This can up and lead committees or work be one of the hardest things for a together as a team. Either way they always have to be respectful of See MISUNDERSTOOD on page B7

After School Programs offer great opportunities

Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your students’ opportunities for learning? The Ohio State University Extension-Hamilton County provides programming that is exciting, engaging, and standardsbased. OSU extension provides innovative, research-based, state content standards correlated programming that teaches through hands-on learning experiences, allowing students to learn by doing.

4-H after school programs keep children engaged while challenging them to grow and become successful socially, emotionally, physically, and academically. We have programs in Environmental Science, Money Management, Healthy Living, General Science, Wildlife, Farming, and more! All are adaptable for any developmental level and any size group up to 30 students with only a nominal fee for each session or for the entire program.

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This program covers topics such as why bubbles form, making air do work, making things go boom, why rockets fly, and how things go from solid to liquid to gas and back again!

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This is a signature OSU program that makes youth aware of the financial skills needed to be successful in the Real World! It features a real life simulation where students must make lifestyle and budgeting decisions. They learn the correlation between education and earning power, and how occupational choices affect income. Stu-

dents also learn about using bank accounts and how the effects of paycheck deductions and taxes impact their budgets.

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This program covers all the standards and indicators for third grade math and science! By watching the miracle of life unfold before them in the development of an egg, students have the opportunity to learn science, math, health, language arts, art, geography and cultural awareness. Other programming choices include, Green Thumb Club, Pumpkin Science, Wildlife, Making Cents of It, Sewing Fun, Dairy Fun, For Your Infarmation, Stepping Out, Healthy Divas, Auto B Good, and Bullying. If you have specific needs that don’t fit into a program mentioned, let us tailor a program to fit your needs! Contact Steve Carson, 4-H Program Coordinator, at 513-946-8984 or carson.236@cfaes.osu.edu for more information.

Meeting schools’ life skills gap for youth In Hamilton County 4-H, Cincinnati kids learn important life skills, like cooking, planning a nutritious menu, being a savvy consumer, managing money, and sewing. Historically taught in schools, these subjects have been almost completely eliminated from middle and high schools due to budget cuts (with the exception of very basic economics, which is being re-integrated). In 4-H, youth who take Food & Nutrition projects learn about nutrition, planning balanced menus, balancing eating and exercise, and how to prepare healthy meals and snacks. They are able to demonstrate this knowledge at their 4-H club meetings and every summer at the fair. At the 4-H Community Fair, each youth who takes the same project competes against the others to see who did the best job. Every 4-H youth is interviewed by an adult judge about their project, what they leaned, and how they worked through problems. In addition to the interview, they show the judge a food they have prepared as part of their project. Finally, youth have the opportunity to participate in the annual “4-H Youth Bake-Off.” At this event, each youth brings all the ingredients and tools they need to prepare a preselected recipe. All youth prepares the recipe at the same time, while being observed by a judge. They are evaluated on how well they prepare the recipe – cleanliness, accurate measuring, following directions, etc., and on how their food product tastes and looks when it comes out of the oven! Youth who take Clothing & Textiles projects learn about clothing, fashion, taking care of clothing, making new clothes and accessories, and smart shopping on a budget, just to name a

few! Just like with the food projects, youth demonstrate new skills and teach others at their 4-H club meetings. They also have the opportunity to attend several sewing clinics each year. These clinics are a few hours or even an overnight event where young seamstresses and tailors learn new skills, make fun projects, and meet other youth with similar interests. At the 4-H Community Fair, youth who sew also participate in project judging. They have an individual interview with a judge who asks questions about what they learned, how they selected their project, and how they approached each step and worked through problems. The judge also evaluates the clothing or accessory that the youth made. They look for how well the item was constructed. The top projects for each project book receive ribbons. After judging, youth participate in the Style Revue. This is a fashion show where each youth models the garment he/she made. The Style Revue is a chance for youth to wear their work proudly and to develop self-confidence, poise, and presentation skills. This year’s 4-H Community Fair will be held July 10-14 at Stricker’s Grove in Hamilton (11490 Hamilton-Cleves Road). Complete details can be found at hamilton4hcf. osu.edu. The 4-H Youth Bake Off will be Sunday, July 10 at 6 p.m., and the Style Revue will be Wednesday, July 13 at 6 p.m. This is a great time to bring youth in your life who might be interested in or benefit from 4-H. Give them a taste of what 4-H is all about and come meet other 4-H families. Don’t miss this chance to help the youth in your life develop leadership and citizenship while learning important creative skills!

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4-H member to learn. It’s important for the members to exhibit good sportsmanship. 4-H members are responsible and hardworking. 4-H instills strength, independence, and confidence in youth. One of the ways these skills are built is through 4-H projects. These projects range from cows and chickens to shooting sports, small engines, creative arts, clowning, cooking, sewing, natural resources, and more. The 4-H member picks whichever project or projects interest them. The projects are designed to be completed independently with little help from others. This process of completing Project Judging builds confidence especially when it is repeated over the years. However sometimes things don’t go as well as the 4-H member hoped. This presents them with an opportunity to grow and realize that just because they didn’t win it doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be proud of what they accomplished. 4-H members can learn as much from losing as they can from winning and they develop the strength to keep moving toward their goals. Another way 4-H instills independence and confidence is through international hosting and traveling opportunities with the 4-H International Program. A 4-H family can host a foreign exchange student or 4-H members can travel to Japan, Australia, Costa Rica, Norway, Finland, or Argentina. 4-H members are driven and determined when it comes to competition and goal setting. They like to win and they have a drive that is not usually seen in schools. 4-H gives its members choices. Each member chooses what project they want to do and because they want to do it they have the drive and determination to do it well! While many people still hear 4-H and think cows and chickens, more and more people are realizing that 4-H members are really young leaders. Young leaders who are confident talking to people; who have learned to be responsible for themselves, their animals, and other people; and who have learned to set goals and achieve them. They are respectful of other people and other ideas. The leadership skills of 4-H members set them apart from the crowd. The 4-H Pledge sums up the 4-H philosophy: I pledge my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service, and my Health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world. 4-H: It’s not just cows and chickens, it’s young leaders.

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By Avery Slusher | 4-H member

Avery Slusher and Sapphire

Once upon a time, a 9-yearold girl was so excited to be an actual 4-H member. As a Cloverbud, she hadn’t been able to show an animal at the fair. She had chickens and really wanted to show them. Now she could! She studied everything she needed to know about chickens and practiced showmanship with her favorite chicken, Sapphire. Then the fair was finally here! She brought her chicken to the poultry barn and made her comfortable with hay, water, food, and Sapphire’s favorite treats. She put a picture of her holding

Sapphire on the cage so Sapphire wouldn’t miss her. The next morning, it was her turn to compete in the Poultry Show! She was nervous, but couldn’t wait to show everything that she’d learned, especially because she was a city girl and not everyone expected her to be able to know these things. But she loved animals, knew how to care for them. As she was waiting for her class, all of a sudden, “Spwack!” She looked down and saw that Sapphire had just pooped on her jeans! A super big poop! She realized that her chicken must be just as nervous as she was. She whispered, “Don’t be scared. I’m with you,” into Sap-

phire’s ear. Her mom giggled and helped her hose it off and it wasn’t a moment too soon. It was her turn to show. She was ready and Sapphire was too! She followed the judge’s directions and answered all of his questions perfectly. The judge announced, “Reserve goes to …” her! He called her name! Then the fair queen handed her a huge trophy and red ribbon. The little girl walked out of the ring with the biggest smile you’ve ever seen! It was something she would never forget. But, do you want to know the best part of this memory story? I’m the little girl and this best 4-H memory ever is mine!

Children learn to balance budgets, meet responsibilities

In Hamilton County 4-H, Cincinnati kids learn important life skills, like how to manage their finances, make a budget, balance a checkbook, and be a smart consumer. In 4-H clubs, youth have the opportunity to take four different ageappropriate personal finance projects. Youth learn about making a budget, record keeping, goal setting, communicating about money, credit, banking, advertising, and becoming a smart con-

sumer. They are able to demonstrate this knowledge at their 4-H club meetings and every summer at the fair. At the 4-H Community Fair, each youth who takes the same project competes against the others to see who did the best job. 4-H also goes into schools to do group money management programs for an entire grade level or for an individual classroom. For older youth, our most popular program is called Real

Money, Real World. It is an active, hands-on experience that gives young people the opportunity to make lifestyle and budget choices similar to those they will make as adults. The highlight of the program is a simulation, where students assume the role of a 25-year-old adult who must support a family. They have a job, a monthly salary, and the number of children they are raising. Students learn to subtract savings, taxes, and health insurance

amounts from their income. The amount of money left over is what they have to spend during the simulation activity. At the simulation, students must visit stations representing real-life businesses. Throughout the activity, students keep track of their finances and attempt to complete the simulation with a positive balance. For younger youth, our most popular program is called Making Cents of It. In this program, students

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learn how to recognize and count cash and coins, as well as how to make change. They also learn the history of money, the difference between wants and needs, and how to make a financial goal and save for it. Money management has never been a more important skill for people of all ages than it is today. For more information about 4-H money management programs, please contact Betsy DeMatteo at dematteo.15@osu.edu.


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3980 Watterson Road: Keith Pamela S. to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; $66,000.

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223 Mccullough St.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Rh Jk LLC; $6,500. 3710 Creighton Place: Rosenzweig Kristen T. to Midura Emily F.; $109,900. 557 Tusculum Ave.: Fanniemae to Krasniewski Gregory M. & Alyson M.; $226,360.

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1027 Windsor St.: Walton Jenell to Nicolas Victor; $143,281. 2233 Park Ave.: Meehan Larry to Rayne Adam; $66,000.

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2747 Madison Road: Biltz Jane Ellen to Sicking Thomas A.; $55,000. 2878 Markbreit Ave.: Beerman Ellen T. to Witman Keri L. & Christopher A. Mengel; $222,500. 3324 Wasson Road: Westfield Station LLC to Dsouza Stephen; $250,000. 3874 Hyde Park Ave.: Shanahan Megan E. to Wang Alan; $176,550. 4126 Pillars Drive: Cornett Jason D. & Jennifer L. to Fish Stephen J. & Kathleen B.; $215,000. 4216 Thirty-Third Ave.: Surface Bryan R. to Sanker Maria & Benjamin H. Mcgarey; $177,000. 4221 Thirty-Fourth Ave.: Russ Properties LLC to Davis Henry W IV; $156,000.

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CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2

Christopher Stroup, born 1971, city income tax, June 10. Eugene Carter, born 1956, possession of an open flask, June 10. Darnell Collier, born 1987, possession of drugs, June 11. Harold M. Lucas, born 1958, possession of an open flask, June 12. Paul D. Bauer, born 1981, receiving stolen property, 2582 Grandin Place, June 13. Ellen Watts, born 1959, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., June 13. Matthew Ruttle, born 1992, breaking and entering, theft $300 to $5000, June 14. Alex E. Coleman, born 1983, drug abuse, misdemeanor drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, 5800 Bramble Ave., June 14. Thomas A. Coleman, born 1978, trafficking, 5800 Bramble Ave., June 14. Traci Clepper, born 1988, loitering to solicit, soliciting prostitution, June 14. Desiree Shorter, born 1988, assault, 2526 Victory Pkwy., June 15. Dakota Burd, born 1988, breaking and entering, safecracking, 3661 Shaw Ave., June 15. James K. Luebbers, born 1970, grand theft auto, possession of drug paraphernalia, 3567 Edwards Road, June 15. Laquonna Stovall, born 1992, assault, 2526 Victory Pkwy., June 16. Johnny Sue Gaefe, born 1961, possession of drug paraphernalia, receiving stolen property, 4118 Jora Lane, June 16. Justin E. Marsh, born 1984, assault, burglary, domestic violence, grand theft auto, June 16. Shirley E. Johnson, born 1983, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., June 16. Maria Fuentes, born 1990, permitting drug abuse, 1031 Delta Ave., June 17. Marv Bonner, born 1959, theft under $300, 5640 Montgomery Road, June 17. Kevin Sullivan, born 1985, theft $300 to $5000, 2739 Madison Road, June 18. Tiffany Moye, born 1992, theft under $300, 2739 Madison Road, June 18. Khumaini Azim, born 1980, felonious assault, 4300 Erie Ave., June 19.

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2121 Madison Road, June 10. 6321 Roe St., June 10. 2400 Madison Road, June 12. 6213 Madison Road, June 13. 6515 Roe St., June 13. 3059 Madison Road, June 13. 3310 Brotherton Road, June 13. 3551 Vista Ave., June 15. 5567 Montgomery Road, June 15.

Burglary

PUBLIC SALE In accordance with the provisions of State law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location(s) listed below. And, due notice being given, to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location(2) to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Monday, 7/25/2011 at 1:00 PM. 2950 Robertson Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45209. Connie Wilson 5228 Warren Ave Norwood, OH 45212 Boxes; Lisa Horrocks 2725 Harris Norwood, OH 45212 household goods, furniture, boxes; Michael Williams 1529 Vine St Cincinnati, OH 45202 household goods; David Fountain 2733 Vine St Cinti, OH 45219 Household goods, furniture, boxes; Jeff Gaston 1445 Joseph St. Cinti, OH 45237 household goods, furniture,boxes, sporting goods, appliances, tv’s or stereo equip. 1001647644

About police reports

Arrests/citations

2743 Observatory Ave. No. 16, June 10. 2839 Cypress Way No. 9, June 10. 6161 Dryden Ave., June 11. 5337 Owasco St., June 12. 1920 Kemper Lane No. 7, June 13. 4301 Erie Ave., June 13. 6515 Roe St., June 13. 2700 Observatory Ave., June 15. 2905 Linwood Ave., June 15. 4609 Whetsel Ave., June 15. 4522 Whetsel Ave., June 16. 2914 Markbreit Ave., June 16.

Theft

1310 Grace Ave., June 11. 3618 Michigan Ave., June 11. 3621 Michigan Ave., June 11. 2222 Langdon Farm Road, June 11. 1306 Paxton Ave., June 12. 2925 Portsmouth Ave., June 12. 3127 Losantiville Ave., June 12. 3579 Zumstein Ave., June 15. 3319 Mowbray Lane, June 15. 2700 Arbor Ave., June 15. 6009 Robison Road, June 15. 4700 Marburg Ave., June 16.

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Mary Barrett, 30, 2413 Indian Mound, theft at 3240 Highland Ave., June 11. Frankin Johnson, 60, 2408 Losantiville, theft at 3240 Highland Ave., June 13. Tammy Burson, 34, 511 Mulberry, disorderly conduct at 3240 Highland Ave., June 17. Pierre Owens, 30, 1393 Ken Ross Ave., theft at 3240 Highland Ave., June 19. Juvenile Male, 15, rape, unlawful restraint at Petoskey Drive, June 7. Jeremy Perkins, 24, 1826 William Howard Taft, theft at 3400 Highland Ave., June 17. Trevor Fox, 22, 865 Watch Creek

The Community Press published names of adults charged with offenses. The information is a public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact police: • Cincinnati: Capt. Douglas Wiesman, District 2 commander, 979-4440. • Columbia Township: Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Peter Enderle, 6833444. • Fairfax: Rick Patterson, chief, 271-7250. • Mariemont: Rick Hines, chief, 271-4089. • Terrace Park: Jerry Hayhow, chief, 831-2137 or 825-2280. Drive, theft at 3400 Highland Ave., June 15. Brian Jones, 31, 1300 Chamberlain Ave., obstruction at 5633 Viewpointe, June 16.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Victim struck at 5601 Viewpointe Drive, June 8.

Burglary

Residence entered and laptop valued at $600 removed at 5605 View Point, June 18.

Criminal damaging

Windshield damaged at 5383 Ridge Road, June 11.

Identity theft

Reported at 6535 Stewart Road, June 17.

Importuning

Reported at 6841 Buckingham, June 21.

Theft

$825 removed at 5410 Ridge Road, June 15. Cheese cake removed at 5301 Ridge Road, June 11. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 3240 Highland Ave., June 13. Vehicle removed at 6835 Winword, June 17. $114 removed at 5330 Ridge Road, June 12.

FAIRFAX

Arrests/citations

Jonathan A. Fryman, 24, 219 Savannah Circle, driving under suspension, June 11. Ladon T. Sweet, 27, 6108 Clephane Ave., driving under suspension, June 11. Tyler Mays, 18, 3810 Simpson Ave., use of fireworks, June 11. Brian E. Cotton, 29, 5722 Peabody Ave., driving under suspension, June 12. Christian Furr, 21, 5621 Buttercup Lane, driving under suspension, June 12.

Incidents/investigations

Fairfax police received no reports of incidents and conducted no investigations.

MARIEMONT

Arrests/citations

Jerrod Frederick, 30, 1152 Nature Run, drug paraphernalia, obstructing official business, June 7. Victoria Miller, 56, 3910 Pocahontas, failure to maintain structure, June 9.

Incidents/investigations Theft

iPod, DVD, etc. taken from vehicle at 6988 Crystal Spring, June 13. Coins taken from vehicle; $3 at 6604 Miami Bluff, June 13. Monies taken from vehicle; $25 at 6700 Miami Bluff, June 13. Change taken from vehicle; $25 at 6824 Miami Bluff, June 13.

TERRACE PARK

Arrests/citations

Terrace Park police made no arrests and issued no citations.

Incidents/investigations Animal complaint

Snake caught and released in Nature Preserve at 816 Miami Ave., June 9.

Menacing

Male stated he was threatened, a result of road rage at Milford bridge, June 11.

Theft

Bike taken at Washington Street, May 31.

Vandalism

Flower box and dirt thrown inside Clark station post office, June 12.

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