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Mariemont looking at ways to improve crosswalks By Lisa Wakeland

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Some citizens are concerned about pedestrian safety near Mariemont’s village square. Resident Jeff Pike, who frequently walks around the village, said the square is always congested with cars, especially near Graeter’s ice cream. “This very much concerns me,” he said. “Anything that can be done to try to slow down cars (would help).” Pike said he experiences nearmisses almost once a week and is surprised more pedestrians are not hit as they use crosswalks. Reading resident Bob Hatton said he was hit in a crosswalk outside the Mariemont Theater in 2006 and pedestrian crossing signals do not last long enough for people to safely cross the street. Mariemont Village Council recently reduced the speed limit on eastbound Wooster Pike from 35

What can be done?

Council and residents recently discussed options to help make pedestrians safer around the Mariemont square. These include: • Fixing broken or malfunctioning pedestrian crossing signals. • Better crosswalk markings on the streets. • More warning for drivers, such as flashing lights. • Reducing the speed limit on Wooster Pike.


Some Mariemont residents are concerned about crosswalk safety in the village square and council is looking into ways to make the area safer.

Mariemont Council unanimously adopted a new residential zoning district at last week’s meeting, clearing the way for a proposed a condominium complex near West Street and Thorndike and Madisonville roads. The new “Residential D” district is in response to a proposal from Rick Greiwe, the developer who built the Jordan Park condominiums on Miami Road. FULL STORY, A4

Councilwoman questions process

Meet new pastor

The new senior pastor at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church has a major desire to impact the community. “Outreach is very important along with a healthy spiritual life,” said the Rev. Timothy Bias. The West Virginia native recently served as senior pastor at First United Methodist Church in Peoria, Ill. Bias said the “rich heritage” of Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church attracted him to the area. FULL STORY, B6

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By Forrest Sellers Cincinnati City Councilwoman Y. Laketa Cole acknowledged recent concerns about Neighborhood Support Program funding during last night’s Hyde Park Neighborhood Council meeting. Cole said citizens and community councils have had issues with the city administering the funds, which go toward community projects. The funds had previously been administered through Invest in Neighborhoods. Cole said it was projected that

mph to 25 mph and Police Chief Rick Hines has said the reduction would improve pedestrian safety. Councilman Charlie Thomas also proposed looking into lining the crosswalks with flashing lights, similar to those in Montgomery and Madeira, to better

administering the finds through a city department would save money. However, she said this has not been the case. Additionally, she said delays Cole in administering the funds have been frustrating to the neighborhood councils. According to Cole, City Council has chosen to continue with the current process. “It has taken many times longer,” said Hyde Park Neighbor-

warn drivers of pedestrians. Mariemont resident John Altman said he also has issues crossing Wooster Pike near Pleasant Street, across from the junior high and elementary schools. Altman said he often gets stuck in the median because the cross-

hood Council member Norm Lewis. “I would like it to go back to Invest (In Neighborhoods), which was much more responsive Lewis to the neighborhood’s needs.” Lewis said he did not anticipate receiving Neighborhood Support Program funding until later in the year. Cole said she hopes the city will re-evaluate the Neighborhood Support Program funding process.

walk is not conspicuously marked to alert drivers. “I can take care of myself, but some day a child might get hit,” he said. Ken White, who is on the Mariemont City School District Board of Education, said there is a federal program called Safe Routes to School that could help make crosswalks safer for children. He suggested the village and school district investigate options for this.

Council appeals decision

The Hyde Park Neighborhood Council voted to appeal a recent decision by the city’s zoning hearing examiner. During last night’s neighborhood council meeting, Hyde Park Neighborhood Council member Carl Uebelacker said the examiner had approved a current plan for a development at 2633 Erie Ave. Council members have expressed concerns about the height of the structure, which would be four stories, and lack of available parking at the site. The proposed development would be mixed use and include retail and residential space.

Columbia Township puts waste levy on the ballot By Rob Dowdy

Columbia Township voters will decide in November whether to approve a 3.5-mill waste collection levy. Township Trustees Marty Power and Susan Hughes voted last week to approve placing the levy on the Nov. 3 ballot. Columbia Township Trustee President Stephen Langenkamp was not at the meeting. The levy is basically a renewal of the 3.5-mill levy the township currently has in place. The township’s contract with Rumpke Consolidated Companies Inc., the current waste collector in Columbia Township, expires at the

In other news Here’s a look at the other topics of discussion at last night’s Columbia Township trustees’ meeting: • The township will conduct a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 23, to discuss the Ridge Pointe project, a $21 million office and retail redevelopment proposal from Neyer Properties at the former Kmart site on Ridge Avenue that has been vacant for about five years. A resolution on the matter is also expected by the end of the month. • Township Administrator Michael end of the year. Trustees conducted the first reading of a resolution accepting and awarding a new three-year waste and recyclable collection

Lemon said the committee to help create the township’s property maintenance code has been formed and recently conducted its first meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for July 21. • Lemon also offered his condolences to Ohio Sen. Robert Schuler, who died June 19 after a battle with cancer. Lemon said Schuler always tried to help communities in his district and will be missed. “Bob Schuler was really the individual who helped us achieve Home Rule status,” Lemon said. and disposal services contract to Rumpke for about $827,000. Rumpke was the only company to submit a bid on the township contract.

Township Administrator Michael Lemon said the $827,000 cost to taxpayers is an increase of about 2.6 percent, but the millage on the ballot issue will remain the same as the one voters approved several years ago. “There will not be an increase” in millage, he said. Hughes said she was “very happy” there was no millage increase to pass along to voters. Power said with gas prices as high as they are, he expected an increase in the millage amount, which would have made passing the levy more difficult. Lemon said the waste collection levy shouldn’t be as difficult to pass as some other communities’ levies, considering garbage pick-up is essential to residents.




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No building permit? Might be an extra fee By Lisa Wakeland

Terrace Park is considering imposing new fees after a homeowner tried to renovate a home without a building permit. Building Inspector Bill Fiedler told council at last night’s meeting about a property on Yale Avenue that was undergoing a complete interior renovation, but the homeowners never applied for a permit. Fiedler said the village incurred extra costs because the owner already installed

“It’s not right that the community itself and the taxpayers all pay for what is going to be benefiting an individual.�

Bob Malloy Terrace Park Solicitor

drywall without an electrical inspection. Councilman Terry Howe asked if the village could enact legislation making the homeowner responsible for all fees incurred to retroactively fix problems when a person knowingly goes

around the building code. Terrace Park currently follows the fee schedule set by Hamilton County. Village Solicitor Bob Malloy said he would investigate options for additional fees. “It’s not right that the community itself and the taxpayers all pay for what is going to be benefiting an individual,� Malloy said. If a violation precedes the permit application, Malloy said council could cite the owner to mayor’s court with a criminal charge. However, the fee has to

be small because large monetary charges can lead to a jury trial, which would offset any money recouped by the village, Malloy said. Mayor Jay Gohman said required building permits need “strong enforcement,� not only to save on additional costs for the village but to prevent potential safety hazards. “There is no deterrent to violation of the building code,� Councilman Mark Porst said. “People will keep doing it if they know there is no penalty.�

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BRIEFLY Fundraiser for strays

Jeanie’s Haven, a nonprofit organization that takes care of homeless dogs and cats, will conduct a garage sale fundraiser 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25, and Sunday, July 26, in Fairfax at the R. G. Cribbet Recreation Center, 5903 Hawthorne Ave. Donations can be dropped off Friday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Cribbet Recreation Center. Call Wanda Crooks at 919-6606 or Jeanie Sustar at 675-0575.

Police Night Out

The Mariemont Police Department will conduct its “Police Night Out� 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, at Dogwood Park, off Pleasant Street. Mariemont police cruisers, equipment and bicycle patrol will be at the event, as will the Hamilton County Police Association’s SWAT team, dive team and honor guard members. Free food, drinks and Graeter’s ice cream will be provided. Call Chief Rick Hines at 271-4089.

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Residential D?

• The new designation is for multiple dwellings in one structure, such as condominums. • It mimics the other three Mariemont residence districts, allowing for home-based businesses and community centers. • It requires 60 percent of parking to be underground. • Maximum height, to the peak of the roof, is 45 feet. • Front yard setback is 10 feet, less than other residential zones • It requires up to 30 feet of rear yard setback, and varies by building height. • Side yard setback is 10 feet if the building abuts commercial or multifamily buildings; 20 feet is required if the building abuts single- or two-family residences.


July 22, 2009

Mariemont OKs new zoning district despite protests By Lisa Wakeland

Mariemont Council unanimously adopted a new residential zoning district at last week’s meeting, clearing the way for a proposed a condominium complex near West Street and Thorndike and Madisonville roads. The new “Residential D” district is in response to a proposal from Rick Greiwe, the developer who built the Jordan Park condominiums on Miami Road. Toby Acheson is one of many residents who spoke out against the new residential zone at last week’s public hearing. “(Most) people were


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Mariemont resident Toby Acheson, right, reads from the petition against the new residential zoning district at a public hearing. Acheson and others collected 151 signatures from village residents. would prevent older buildings from further deterioration and be a positive addition to the village. Resident Peter Nurse urged council not to rely on the goodwill of Greiwe, but write the new zoning ordinance as if “the meanest, money-grubbing developer”

wanted to build in the village. Marty Bartlett added that this new residential zone affects all future condominium complexes in the village, not just Greiwe’s proposal. “You’re ignoring what your planning commission

recommended and you’re also ignoring the wishes of your citizens,” she said. Councilman Charlie Thomas said future condominium complexes could be in any of the village’s four residential zones, and are not specific to the “D” district.

Despite deficit, Mariemont OKs raises By Lisa Wakeland


opposed to some portion of the proposed zoning changes,” he said of the year-long discussions on the new district. “The biggest problem ... is the heights of the buildings and what they do to surrounding neighbors’ residences.” Acheson helped circulate a petition prior to the public hearing and collected 151 signatures opposing the zone change. Greiwe’s proposed a condominium complex would also house a new MariElders center. Mike Argenbright, who rents on Thorndike Road, said the proposal is maximizing the footprint of the building and the zone change “seems to be more of a financial decision than an aesthetic decision.” But not all residents are opposed to the changes. Barb Anderson, director of the MariElders Center, said the plan will help Mariemont’s aging residents stay in the village. “We have to plan for the future,” she said. “We have to think of the village and what’s good for the village.” Beverly Walters, who owns an apartment building on Thorndike Road with her husband, Dan, said the redevelopment proposal

Despite an increasing budget deficit, Mariemont Village Council voted unanimously for a 2 percent

salary increase for most village employees last night. “The thought was that although it’s fairly nominal on the employee’s side it is a gesture of good faith that we are doing whatever we can,” Councilman Bill Ebelhar said. “Why punish them now, when the future looks better? We want to show good faith and encouragement in trying times.” Ebelhar, chairman of the Finance Committee, said residents will pass the 4.75mill levy in November, which would increase revenue by $614,000 per year. Mariemont is currently facing a $400,000 annual deficit. The village looked at joining the Little Miami Joint Fire & Rescue District to save money, but residents voted against the measure in May. The proposed levy for November would cost residents $423 per $300,000 of market value. Councilman Rex Bevis is against a new levy for residents and has said the village should operate within

New raises

Mariemont Council recently voted to increase employee salaries and pay ranges by 2 percent. • Salary ranges for full-time village employees are between $27,277 and $74,133. Pay range varies by position. • Non-recreational employee compensation varies by position. Hourly rates are between $7.37 and $15.96. • Building inspector rate is $12.38 per inspection. If inspection time exceeds 30 minutes, the rate is $25.30 per hour. • The building commissioner is paid a $40,000 annual salary for a 16-hour work week. • Village Engineer rate is $42.86 per hour, in addition to the $1,500 annual compensation. • Pool manager salary range is $5,295 to $11,005. • Recreational employee compensation varies, based on years of experience and position. Hourly rates are between $7.14 and $10.92. its means. Last night, council approved a new salary schedule for recreational employees, specific to each position, and increased the salary range for the pool manager by 2 percent. Council also voted for specific rate increases for Village Engineer Chris Ertel and Building Inspector David Tensi. Earlier this year, council approved a rate increase for Building Commissioner Dennis Malone and a 2 percent increase in the salary

range for full-time employees. If the proposed levy does not pass, the village must look at other options to close the budget gap. According to a chart from Ebelhar and Village Clerk Paul Tontillo, alternate options include reducing the income tax credit or cutting staff. Reducing the credit would bring in an additional $480,000 per year and staffing cuts would save the same amount in expenses annually.


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Hyde Park man named principal By Forrest Sellers

After several years in public education, principal Douglas Alpiger wanted to return to a faith-based school. Being in an environment with teachers and staff who share the same faith is very rewarding, said Alpiger, who is the new principal at St. Vincent Ferrer School. Alpiger was formerly an instructor and coach at Summit Country Day. In recent years, he was principal at Fourth Street Elementary School in Newport, Ky. Alpiger, 52, said he plans to focus on several areas including quality of instruction, parent and community connections and spiritual growth. “Education is a profession of

change,” he said. “All I’m doing is coming to St. Vincent Ferrer School and viewing its programs through a different set of lenses.” St. Vincent Ferrer School has 192 students in kindergarten through grade eight. “(Alpiger) will bring some fresh ideas to our curriculum and to our relationship with the community,” said Marc Greenberg, business manager at the school. “He will continue the wonderful relationship we have with our parents.” Alpiger, who has served in the educational field for 28 years, described his leadership style as “democratic.” “I like to hear from everybody before a decision is made,” he said. Alpiger is a resident of Hyde Park. He is married and has a daughter.


Douglas Alpiger is the new principal at St. Vincent Ferrer School.

SCHOOL NOTES Koucky to attend Findlay

Nick Koucky will attend the University of Findlay for the 2009-10 academic year as a freshman pre-veterinary medicine major. Koucky, a 2009 graduate of Walnut Hills High School who graduated with honors, is the son of Sarah and Walter Koucky.


Kelayne Elizabeth Wilson has received the Baker Scholarship as an incoming student at Davidson College. The scholarship is valued at more than $180,000 over four years, which includes full comprehensive fees and summer stipends for travel and study. The daughter of Rich and Carol Wilson of Hyde Park, Wilson is a 2009 graduate of Summit Country Day and will enroll at Davidson College in the fall.

Abbey Gauger of Linwood has been awarded a full academic scholarship to attend The University of Akron. A member of the National Honor Society of High School Scholars, Gauger plans to double-major in psychology and dance. She is a 2009 graduate of Seven Hills High School.

Genevieve H. Romanello has received a National Merit Scholarship to attend Miami University-Oxford. A recent graduate of Walnut Hills High School, Romanello plans to study business at Miami.

ing published scholarship. Hayes received the award, including $1,000, at a conference on July 10 in San Francisco. It was the second time in two years that CASE honored Hayes. In 2008, the Washington-based council honored Hayes with a Crystal Apple Award for Teaching Excellence. This year, CASE honored Hayes for writing “Marketing Colleges and Universities: A Service Approach,” a book published this year that explores what it takes to provide quality service at a college or university. Hayes of Hyde Park, who has taught in the Williams College Department of Marketing for more than 30 years is editor of The Journal of Marketing for Higher Education and is vicepresident and partner of Simpson-Scarborough. He received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and an M.B.A. in marketing from Xavier. He also received an M.B.A. in Organization Behavior and a Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Cincinnati.


Seven Hills fifth grader John French was recently awarded the Jane P. Hoeland merit scholarship. He is from Hyde Park.

Professor honored


Thomas Hayes, professor of marketing at Xavier University’s Williams College of Business, received The Alice L. Beeman Award, one of six honors in the 2009 research awards competition, for outstand-

Book awards

Colleges, universities and other organizations reward specific achievements each year at Ursuline’s Academic Awards ceremony, often with a book. Some of the juniors that were honored this year were, from left: First row, Emily Cleary (Hamilton, Harvard Book Award), Shannon Manley (Loveland, Yale Book Award), Jenny Robertson (Montgomery, Case Club Michelson-Morley Award), Molly Cowan (Kings Mill, Rensselaer Medal Award); second row, Julia Tasset (Montgomery, University of Rochester Humanities Award), Lauren George (Mason, Notre Dame Book Award), Josie Male (Mt. Lookout, Northwestern Book Award), Courtney Smalley (Loveland, Williams College Book Award); back, Hilary Pitner (Kenwood, University of Louisville Book Award), Taylor Johannigman (East Walnut Hills, Wofford College Scholar nominee), Indre Matulaitis (Hyde Park, Furman University Scholars nominee).

Ursuline STARs

Ursuline Academy STAR awardees attended a luncheon at General Electric, where they were honored. The student awardees, here with their parents and the teachers they named to be honored, are, from left: front row, John D’Sa (Loveland), Shauna Whelan (Hyde Park), Alexa D’Sa (Loveland), Catherine Molmann (Colerain Township), Nora Mollmann (Colerain Township), Gina and Katie Johnson (Loveland) and Ursuline principal Adele Iwanusa (Blue Ash); back, Ursuline president Sharon Redmond (Cold Spring, Ky.), Kathleen Schings (Loveland), Jenny Breissinger (West Chester Township), Bruce Schings (Loveland), Daniel Mollmann (Colerain Township), Diane Schings (Loveland), Michael Johnson (Loveland). PROVIDED. SUBMIT PHOTOS TO: ESPANGLER@COMMUNITYPRESS.COM


Summit Country Day School third grader Charlie Dwight recently received a national award from the Continental Mathematics League. The test taken for the award included a threepart series of six-word problems for the thirdgrade, Euclidean division. Dwight achieved a perfect score of 18.


James P. Foran has been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is from Mariemont.

Dean’s list

Several area students have been named to

the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Ohio University. They are: Leah Strasser, Emily Baechtold, Elizabeth Westendorf, Amelia Kramer, Sarah Golan and Sarah Conwell (Hyde Park). Jane Lindahl, Dylan Sullivan, Christopher Drummonds, Bethany Puterbaugh, Mike Miller and Frances Rich (Mariemont). Jonathan Machles (Terrace Park).


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Kelts’ rugby provides instant family By Anthony Amorini

Rugby provided Brett Simon with instant friends and ultimately a wife when the New Zealander immigrated to the United States in 2006. Simon, a 30-year-old Pleasant Ridge resident, is now an assistant coach with the Cincinnati Women’s Rugby Football Club (Cincinnati Kelts). Simon’s wife, Katie Simon,

Find out what’s happening at Haps

Haps, a local bar located at 3510 Erie Ave. in Hyde Park, is the place to be when seeking information about the Cincinnati Kelts’ rugby teams, assistant women’s coach Brett Simon said. Interested individuals can also visit for information about the Kelts’ program. Or, drop in Haps and ask around, Brett said. “We’re always up at the pub so if you are looking to get recruited then come on up and we’ll tell you all about it,” Brett joked. The program is actively seeking members even though the competitive Cincinnati Women’s Rugby Football Club finished seventh in the United States at nationals last year. “No experience is necessary. We’ll take anyone who wants to give it a shot,” Brett said. Directions to Germania Park, the Kelts’ home field, and Haps are both available at

plays for the local club but the pair met three and a half years ago when Brett moved from New Zealand to Washington, D.C. “Being from New Zealand, one of the first things I did (in Washington, D.C) was to join a rugby club. It’s great because it’s like instant friends,” Brett said. Brett and Katie moved to Cincinnati roughly 18 months ago and were married in May 2008. Upon arriving in the Queen City, the pair quickly found the Cincinnati Kelts’ organization, which includes sides for men and women. “We met new people right away and now we go to happy hours with everyone and tailgate for Bengals’ games,” Brett said. “Rugby is probably even more social here (than it is in New Zealand).” Brett explained children in New Zealand start following rugby as soon as they are able to watch television, he joked. With each city having 20 or even 30 rugby clubs, socializing after matches usually only involves your own squad. “Rugby and soccer are the big high school sports in New Zealand and most people start very young,” Brett said. But in Ohio, travel time for matches often extends beyond an hour and Americans have figured out a way to make the trips worthwhile. “You travel a long way so the home team hosts (a party with the away team after every match) and

Rugby growing in the Tristate By Mark Chalifoux

The thing that separates rugby from other sports is the camaraderie the sport fosters. A rugby player in a new city isn’t alone for very long. “I’ve lived in several different places and when I get to a new city, one of the first things I do is look for a local rugby club because it’s an instant peer group,” said Charles Dainoff, vice president of the Ohio Rugby Union. “You immediately have a group of friends that can ease your transition into a new community. It’s a great sport and a great way to meet people.” Rugby is a sport that’s on the rise in the Tristate as new players are joining the existing clubs and starting their own. The Ohio Rugby Union is part of USA Rugby and oversees rugby in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. There are 11 rugby clubs in Cincinnati and one in Northern Kentucky. That includes all age groups, from men’s clubs to collegiate teams at Xavier and Cincinnati and several area high school clubs. “Generally speaking, it’s all one big community,” Dainoff said. “We’re already starting to see kids transition from high school rugby to college rugby and it’s a sport you can play for 20 or 30 years if you’re committed to it.” Dainoff plays for the Cincinnati Wolfhounds, based in Fairfield, and occasionally plays for Wolfhounds 35 and older team, the Greyhounds. Clubs in the city often have different divisions for players depending on experience level. “There’s plenty of room for people to compete at whatever level they are comfortable with,” Dainoff said. “It’s a lot easier to get involved than you think. All

you have to do is find out where a team is practicing and show up and introduce yourself.” The list of rugby clubs is on the Web site. While the sport may look confusing at first, Dainoff insisted it’s not as chaotic as it seems and compared it to soccer and football. “Two teams are trying to advance the ball from one side of the field to the other to score,” he said. And almost as important as how the game is played is the social aspect of rugby. It’s a long-standing tradition in rugby for the home team to throw a party for the visiting team to thank them for coming to play. “You leave the rivalry on the field and that’s part of building this network of friends,” Dainoff said. When he moved to San Francisco, Dainoff was reunited with a former opposing player he’d been involved in a scuffle with while both played for different teams. “That was in the past and we were great teammates on this new team a few thousand miles across the country,” Dainoff said. “That’s sort of rugby in a nutshell.” The game is growing at the youth level too, according to the ORU’s youth director Chris Hopps. High school teams have been created at Moeller, Walnut Hills, Northbend (St. Xavier and Elder), and Indian Springs. Hopps said he hopes to have a parochial league in Cincinnati in the near future and that his goal is to spread rugby to anyone in high school or younger. The most prevalent way to generate interest, which can eventually build to the formation of teams, is through camps and clinics to teach the game to new players. “We make it so anyone can walk through it,” Hopps said. “They are learning rugby without knowing it.”


Casey James carries the ball and throws a stiff arm while competing with Cincinnati Women's Rugby Football Club at the Teapot Dome Tournament in the spring of 2009.

Men’s Kelts showing signs of improvement The Cincinnati Kelts Men’s Rugby Club needed someone to light a fire. So Ricky Alba lit it. “They’ve underachieved the last few years, and that’s one of the reasons they asked me to coach,” said Alba, who took over the team in 2007. “They weren’t as focused as they should have been. I told them, ‘I can’t help you if you don’t help yourself. You’ve got to hate losing more than you like to win.’” Alba, 40, implored his players to buy it’s a great time,” Brett said. “Everyone goes straight to the pub (after a match) here.” Curt McDonald, head coach for the Cincinnati Women’s Rugby

into his coaching philosophy and to play as one. “We had too many guys who were playing as individuals and not as a team,” said Alba, who played for the University and Cincinnati. Alba has given the Kelts direction; in 2007, they went 3-2, and in 2008, they went 8-3 and won a tournament in Marion, Ohio. This year they hope to make the playoffs and win a league title. “They’re getting better,” Alba said. Football Club and a Norwood resident, was quick to agree about rugby’s social nature. “If you wear your rugby jersey then people treat you like family

everywhere you go in the world,” McDonald said. “We share a common bond with the sport.” McDonald moved to Cincinnati from West Virginia in 1998 and found his friends through rugby. “Within a matter of weeks you feel like you’ve found your best friends,” McDonald said. When the fall season starts up, the Cincinnati Women’s Rugby Football Club will seek to win its first national title. In 2008, the ladies finished No. 7 in the United States. “When they left nationals last year, they had it in their minds that they would be back,” McDonald said. “They want to win the national title and have the skill to do it.”

Club aims to break stereotypes By Anthony Amorini

Bill Griffes, the founder of Walnut Hills Rugby Club, is accustomed to fighting stereotypes when it comes to promoting the sport at the high-school level. In Griffes’ eyes, all too often people associate rugby with drinking, excessive partying and hooliganism. But in the youth ranks, Griffes is determined to show rugby is just like every other sport with the focus squarely on sportsmanship, competition and fitness. “Rugby has a reputation problem. Our selling point is that it’s a lifetime sport,” Griffes said. “People think of tapping kegs but it’s not like that. “At 58, I can still play a contact sport and I don’t think a lot of people my age can say that,” Griffes added. During its eight years in exis-

tence, Griffes has been the only head coach for boys’ squad at Walnut Hills. The team competes in the spring and is a part of the Southwest Ohio Rugby League, where Griffes is the commissioner. The league includes squads from Walnut Hills, Northbend, Northern Kentucky, Indian Springs, Dayton and a new program at Moeller High School. “High school rugby is growing fast,” Griffes said. “A lot of new teams are springing up in the Midwest. I’d say there are 50-60 teams in Ohio by now.” Griffes started playing in New York in 1969, stuck with it in college at Miami University and joined the Cincinnati Wolfhounds, a Division I team, when he moved to town in 1986. “It’s a game where anyone can score or carry the ball and the kids love that,” Griffes said, referencing the small percentage of play-

ers who touch the ball in American football. “It’s addicting. It gives everyone a structured practice environment, forces you to learn how to tackle properly and improves endurance and footwork,” Griffes said of benefits crossing over to the football gridiron. Ken Glassmeyer, an assistant coach at Walnut Hills and a 1974 Moeller High School graduate, is also an advocate for the game. “The school-based teams are the future for rugby. That’s what everyone wants to see,” Glassmeyer said. “You don’t need a lifetime of skills to play. If you like playing backyard football then there is a place for you.” More information about Walnut Hills’ program is available at Additional information about rugby in the United States is available at

Rugby a social aspect for Queen City By Anthony Amorini

Making friends in England wasn’t the goal when Craig Skiba joined the Queen City Rugby Club in 1991. But it’s impossible to avoid meeting new people in the social world of rugby and Skiba wouldn’t have it any other way. Now when Skiba hops across the pond his destination is Ian Bradford’s home in Stoke-onTrent, England. And thankfully, Bradford makes a living as a brew master so drinks are never in short supply. “It’s like social networking throughout the world. It’s fantastic to make friends across the world. You just can’t beat it,” Skiba said. Skiba, a 1982 Princeton High School graduate, was a coach for

Queen City Rugby Club the past several years though he is returning to the squad as a player this fall. Through the club rugby team, Skiba has been on trips to Spain, England, Scotland and Costa Rica. With the club originating in 1972, Skiba also hears stories about trips to Australia and South Africa before his stint with the team began. “We caught the travel bug and it all started with rugby,” Skiba said. John Klosinski, an Oakley resident, has been president of the Queen City Rugby Club since 1996. Originally from Detroit, the 41 year old graduated from Purdue in 1990, became an engineer with General Electric and quickly joined a rugby club to make friends in his new town. “Camaraderie is a big part of

rugby and it’s typical (of the sport) around the world,” Klosinski said. “Some of the guys who started this club are still great friends and they met 35 years ago (through rugby).” Klosinski explained Queen City Rugby Club is always seeking new members as the fall season fast approaches. “Anyone that wants to come out and practice is going to play in the Saturday games,” Klosinski said. “You have tall guys doing it, big lugs and nimble speedy guys. “You don’t have to be in great shape to have fun with it,” Klosinski added. Interested individuals can visit to contact the team about playing. Queen City Rugby Club is based out of Woodlawn. “You are in (rugby) to be with your buddies and we have a lot of good times together,” Klosinski said.


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Trucking bill not in country’s best interests

Rep. Jean Schmidt recently introduced legislation to increase the federal weight limit on tractortrailer trucks to 97,000 pounds from the current 80,000-pound limit and to increase the use of double trailers on our nations highways. I have serious concerns with Ms. Schmidt’s proposal. First and foremost, bigger trucks will result in more rollover accidents making our highways less safe for everyone. Ohio’s decision this past spring to raise the speed limit for heavy trucks to 65 mph combined with Schmidt’s proposal is a recipe for a public safety disaster. A basic physics equation holds that momentum equals mass times velocity. When you have significantly larger and heavier trucks traveling at higher speeds,

the damage caused by accidents will be exponential, resulting in greater loss of life and limb. Indeed Gerald Donaldson, senDavid ior research Krikorian director for the Advocates for Community Highway and Press guest Auto Safety says columnist of Schmidt’s proposal: “More lives would be lost in large truck crashes” and “More bridges would be placed at an increased risk for catastrophic failure.” The danger is so great that truck drivers themselves are upset at the prospect of having to deal with much larger vehicles. The

Farmers markets make for simple summer healthy eating Crisp green beans. Sweet corn on the cob. Juicy red tomatoes. Nothing says summer quite like local produce. Visiting your neighborhood farmers market is a delicious decision to improve your health by including more fruits and vegetables into your daily life. Healthy eating habits are vital to overall health and wellness. In Hamilton County, 91 percent of adults do not consume the recommended five fruits and vegetables per day for six or more days a week. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a healthy eating plan: • emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat-free or low-fat dairy. • includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts. • is low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium) and added sugars. • stays within your daily calorie needs. Research shows that not only does Hamilton County have a high rate for some chronic diseases, but the communities of Lincoln Heights, Lockland and Woodlawn are disproportionately affected. Hamilton County Public Health is committed to helping reduce these health disparities with the “Get Healthy Hamilton County!” project, funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The project focuses on training local communities to create policy

and environmental changes that address lifestyle behaviors of healthy eating, increased physical activity and decreased tobacco use to Tim Ingram improve the Community health of resiin these Press guest dents communities. columnist A simple way residents can improve their health is to visit their local farmers markets this summer. These farmers markets offers various kinds of fruits and vegetables that can have a positive impact on health. Fruits and vegetables are naturally low in calories and fat, and provide your body with essential vitamins and minerals, fiber and other nutrients. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those who eat more generous amounts of fruits and vegetables – as part of a healthy diet – are likely to have a reduced risk of chronic diseases such as stroke, diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer. Next time you are planning meals, stop by your local farmers market for some fresh produce to enjoy. To find a market near you, visit Tim Ingram is the Hamilton County Health commissioner.

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Teamsters union opposes Schmidt’s legislation, as do the families of truck accident victims. My second major concern is that our nation’s roads and bridges are already in bad shape and increasing the weight load and use of double trailers will result in even more degradation of our infrastructure. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Highway Cost Allocation Study reports that large trucks already pay just half of the cost of the damage they cause to our highways. Taxpayers pay the difference. Schmidt’s bill therefore amounts to an unfunded federal mandate that will put even more stress on our federal, state and municipal budgets. Schmidt’s proposed legislation is good for profits at large trucking

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Highway Cost Allocation Study reports that large trucks already pay just half of the cost of the damage they cause to our highways. Taxpayers pay the difference. businesses and companies like International Paper that are lobbying hard for Schmidt’s legislation. As a business owner myself, I am in favor of pro-business legislation, but not at the expense of the safety of our citizens and our country’s national interest. Rail transportation has been

proven to be significantly cheaper over long hauls consuming far less energy. In terms of cost, safety and environmental impact, investment in our railway system to transport larger loads, faster is the best alternative. Schmidt’s legislation would undermine our railway system and indeed many rail groups oppose it. The federal government’s job is to promote the national interest and in this case we should be focusing efforts on modernizing our railway infrastructure. Schmidt would have us looking backwards; I think you agree that it’s time to look ahead. Above all public safety must not be compromised. David Krikorian is a Democratic candidate for Congress from Ohio’s 2nd District. He lives in Madeira.

CH@TROOM July 15 question

Do you think the economic stimulus plan is working, or should the federal government implement another round of stimulus packages? “The stimulus package is not working, and there is no way I think another round will help the small businesses, regular people like me. I think that the stimulus package is just helping the rich, big corp. CEOs keep their private jets, vacation homes, etc. There needs to be away for the average Joe to get some relief.” C.M. “The ‘Stimulus Package’ is worthless. Additional spending would be a waste. The ‘Stimulus Package’ will have no impact on our economy. It would be like me dropping a rock, then taking credit for gravity. “The economy is going to correct itself as it always does, with or without the interference of the federal government. K.O. “Neither. It isn’t working, hasn’t worked, and another one won’t work. “Our unemployment rate is even higher than what the Obama administration predicted if we DIDN’T do the stimulus. Most of the money still hasn’t been distributed. “This is a huge waste that will burden my children/future grandchildren for no good reason.” N.H. “Regarding the economic stimulus plan, I think it is a monstrous mistake, and the government clearly stepped out of bounds when it made this happen. “Certainly another round is out of the question. What the country needs is an atmosphere in which businesses, large and small, can prosper and thus employ large numbers of workers at decent salaries and benefits, such as was the case in the late 1950’s and 1960’s. “Artificial solutions like the economic stimulus merely put a

Band Aid on the wound, leaving the injury to fester under the dressing. “Even assuming the Obama administration really believed it would help, his promise of reducing unemployment has not been fulfilled. “Oh yeah - I forgot! He has only been in office for 6 months! (On the other hand, that is 1/8th of his whole term.)” Bill B. “No more bailouts.”


“The media and the public are being too impatient. There are 50 projects in Ohio already as a result of the stimulus package. “Our economy is not going to be fixed immediately. It took years to get to this point. “No one paid attention during the George Bush era and Barack Obama has been president for 6 months and everyone wants it totally resolved yesterday. “Give the new administration a chance. We will have better days ahead.” E.E.C. “This answer depends on if you are promoting freedom, independence and smaller federal government, or power in the Democrat Party. “Much of the funding does not occur until the elections of 2010 and 2012, which is designed to guarantee continuation of the corrupt election process of complete Democrat control. “I would urge no more funding We really do not have the money and this process will eventually destroy our financial system leaving our grandchildren deep in un payable debt. “Please urge your congressmen to vote no on government health care, carbon caps. my generation fought WW2 for freedom not socialism.” F.J.B. “The stimulus package is not working, and there is no way I think another round will help the small businesses, regular people

Next question Are you worried about a possible worsening of the swine flu pandemic this fall and winter? Why or why not? Every week the Eastern Hills Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to easternhills@community with Chatroom in the subject line. like me. I think that the stimulus package is just helping the rich, big corp. CEOs keep their private jets, vacation homes, etc. There needs to be away for the average Joe to get some relief.” C.M. “The ‘stimulus package’ is worthless. Additional spending would be a waste. The ‘stimulus package’ will have no impact on our economy. It would be like me dropping a rock, then taking credit for gravity. “The economy is going to correct itself as it always does, with or without the interference of the federal government. K.O. “Neither. It isn’t working, hasn’t worked and another one won’t work. “Our unemployment rate is even higher than what the Obama administration predicted if we didn’t do the stimulus. Most of the money still hasn’t been distributed. “This is a huge waste that will burden my children/future grandchildren for no good reason.” N.H. “No, the stimulus plan is not working, and 10 more will not work either. “You cannot borrow your way to prosperity. It’s as simple as that. “It does not work for you, me or the government. Educated people know this, and it is all going to get MUCH worse before it gets better. “Mark my words. The people haven’t seen anything yet.” Nick W.


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. Portsmouth office – 601 Chillicothe St., Portsmouth, Ohio 45662; phone 740-354-

1440. In Washington, D.C.: 238 Cannon Building, Washington, D.C., 20515; phone 202-225-3164; fax 202-225-1992. E-mail: Web sites:

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown

Cleveland – 216-522-7272. Cincinnati – 425 Walnut St., room 2310,

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-3915; phone 6841021, fax 684-1029. Washington, D.C.: C5 Russell Bldg., Washington, D.C., 20510; phone 202-224-2315; fax 202-224-6519. Web site:

Room 2615, Cincinnati, OH 45202; call 513684-3265; fax 513-684-3269. In Washington, D.C., write: 524 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510; call 202-224-3353

U.S. Sen. George Voinovich

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Greg Breitfelder recently opened his consignment and auction shop, The Auction Floor, in Mt. Lookout square.

The Auction Floor brings twist to retail Looking for an art deco lamp from the 1940s, a painting from the 1920s or a hutch from the early 1900s? Chances are The Auction Floor in Mt. Lookout square has it. The consignment shop is filled with vintage collectibles, furniture and art from the first half of the 20th century, but owner Greg Breitfelder put his own spin on his retail business. Everything in the store is up for auction on his Web site and Breitfelder said items can be sold for $1 or $500. “I try to keep an eclectic mix of items in the auctions and the audience determines the market value,” he said. Breitfelder said he discovered his enthusiasm for unique deals while perusing garage sales years ago. He later began selling antiques he bought at estate sales, became a licensed auctioneer and three years ago, he started hosting online auctions. Customers can bring

The Auction Floor

3165 Linwood Ave., Mount Lookout 207-0967 Greg Breitfelder, owner Open 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday; 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; closed on Sunday and Monday.

their items to the store and bid for others on The Auction Floor’s Web site. Each auction is open for one week and Breitfelder said customers can pick up their “win” at the store. “It’s a little different from eBay (because) you’re not competing against the whole world,” he said of his business. “It’s unique and it’s something different.” Win or lose a bid, Breitfelder said he hopes both the customers and consignors have fun. By Lisa Wakeland. Send your “Small Business Spotlight” suggestions to espangler@

CGC donates checks to Make-A-Wish and Juvenile Arthritis.


Area golfers tee off for kids

Cincinnati Golfers for Charity recently hit The Vineyard golf course during its second annual 100-hole golf challenge with a mission to raise money for children in the Greater Cincinnati community. Thirty-six golfers participated in the event and raised approximately $80,000 to benefit local children. Proceeds will be divided to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation and Ohio River Valley Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation for Junior Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Several of this year’s Make-A-Wish recipients and representatives of the Arthritis Foundation were on hand to cheer on the golfers. “The 100-hole challenge has enabled us to personally reach out and help kids in our own community while doing something we all love,” said David Geppert, spokesman for the Cincinnati Golfers for Charity. “We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response and support we have received. It’s that generosity that has made it possible for us to support

children’s causes that are important to us, while making some very important wishes come true.” This is the second annual event for the Cincinnati Golfers for Charity, raising more than $170,000 for local children’s organizations since its inception in 2008. Donation recipients are selected each year based on suggestions and feedback from members and made to enrich the lives of area children. For more information or to donate, visit

THINGS TO DO Art exhibit

Eisele Gallery of Fine Art is hosting the opening reception for the exhibit New Acquisitions from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, Fairfax. The show features paintings by 19th and 20th century American and European artists with emphasis on Cincinnati’s “Golden Age.” The exhibit continues through Sept. 19. Call 791-7717.

Go red

The American Heart Association is hosting the Go Red Sari Event from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at Maserati of Cincinnati, 4113 Plainville Road, Columbia Township. The event is to raise awareness and educate Asian-Indian women on reducing their risk for heart disease. It includes cocktails, light bites, silent auction, cooking demos, jewelry show and speaker. The cost is $10 advance, $15. Call 517-303-5172.

Meet an American Girl

Joseph-Beth Booksellers is hosting Rebecca’s Breakfast and Doll Giveaway Party at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Norwood. Learn about Rebecca Rubin, the newest American Girl. The event includes breakfast, goody bags,

games and a craft. Register to win Rebecca doll. The event is open to ages 7 and up. The cost is $24.95 adults, $12.95 Gives Back members; $9.95 children, $7.95 Gives Back members. Reservations are required. Call 396-8960.


Pete Kopf of Oakley, Mike Stagnaro of Hyde Park and Georgia Kopf (Juvenile Arthritis, Oakley) enjoy the 100-hole golf challenge.


Andy Sathe of Newport, Ky., Dan Ryan of Columbia Tusculum and Eric Schuermann of downtown enjoy 100-Hole Golf Challenge.

Dinner club

Nectar is hosting Dinner Club at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at Nectar, 1000 Delta Ave., Mount Lookout. They are themed dinners. This week is “Locavore Series: Delicate Sweetness of Berries” with Vicky Tewes, owner of Thistlehair Farm, Union, Ky. The cost is $55; reservations are required. Call 929-0525.

Sports physicals

Christ Hospital is conducting High School Sports Physicals from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, at Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Fairfax. The event will have doctors and therapists from Christ Hospital on site. The cost is $20; registration is required. Call 527-4000.

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Martin Bruemmer of Hyde Park, Tim Gillenkirk of Oakley, Brad Schloss of Pleasant Ridge and David Dorger of Columbia Tusculum enjoy the 100-hole golf challenge.


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OutPost, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Nancy Reece presents “All I Ever Wanted Was.” Miami Valley Christian Academy, 6830 School St. Nondenominational women’s group. Includes messages and music. Complimentary coffee and refreshments are provided. All ages. Free. Presented by OutPost. 528-1952. Newtown.


Nancy Kehoe, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author discusses and signs “Wrestling with Our Inner Angels: Faith, Mental Illness, and the Journey to Wholeness.” 396-8960. Norwood.


Catacoustic Consort, 6:30 p.m. Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Ave. With Annalisa Pappano and James Lambert. Music of the Renaissance to honor James R. Hunt, retired library director. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4467. Mariemont.


The Sunshine Boys, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road. “History of Comedy” retrospective causes grudging reunion of two top-billed vaudevillians. $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through July 26. 684-1236. Columbia Township. Footloose, 8 p.m. Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Teen-performed musical based on the feature film. Ages 9 and up. $12. Presented by Theatre in the Loop Entertainment. Through July 25. 404-4330. Anderson Township. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 2 4


Wheel Thrown Pottery, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. Short lesson followed by guided practice. Snacks and materials included. $30. Reservations required 871-2529. Oakley.


Airplane Rides, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunken Airport, 321-7465. Linwood.


Moonlite Garden Party, 8 p.m. With The Cincy Rockers. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave. Gates open at 7 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $8. 232-8230. Anderson Township.


Line Dance Class, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave. Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. Oakley.


Summer Video Exercise Classes, 9:30 a.m. Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Exercising with Angela Lansbury, Richard Simmons and more. Ages 18 and up. Free. 474-3100. Anderson Township.


Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown.


Greater Anderson Days, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road. Games, food, music, rides and more. Presented by Anderson Park District. Through July 26. 474-0003. Anderson Township.


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Funtastic Fridays, 3 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Crafts, activities, games and parties. Themes and age appropriateness vary. Free. Reservations recommended. 396-8960. Norwood.


SummerTime Blues Tour, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Adis’ Place. 7925 Beechmont Ave. With Voodoo Puppet Blues Band and guests. Includes drink specials, contests and prizes. Ages 21 and up. $3. 233-7613. Anderson Township.

Greater Anderson Days, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Beech Acres Park, 474-0003. Anderson Township.


Cincinnati Dinner Train, 7 p.m. Cincinnati Dinner Train, 4725 Madison Road. Boards at Barbecue Revue. Three-hour train ride complete with four-course meal on restored vintage rail cars. $69.95; plus tax, gratuity and alcoholic beverages. Reservations required, available online. 791-7245. Madisonville.


Soul Pocket, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave. $5. 871-6789. Mount Lookout.


The Sunshine Boys, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, 684-1236. Columbia Township. Footloose, 8 p.m. Anderson Center, 404-4330. Anderson Township. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 2 5


Paint Your Own Pottery Class, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, 871-2529. Oakley. Saturday Morning Functional Clay Art Class, 10 a.m.-noon, Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. Families learn to create one-of-a-kind clay art. $20 per project. Reservations required Friday before class. 871-2529. Oakley.


New Acquisitions, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 791-7717. Fairfax. Superheroes Rise Up, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop, 321-8733. Oakley. Frank Herrmann and Zachary Herrmann, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closson’s Art Gallery Oakley, 762-5510. Oakley. The Wonders of the World Around Us, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Anderson Center, 688-8400. Anderson Township.


Airplane Rides, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunken Airport, 321-7465. Linwood.


Go Red Sari Event, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Maserati of Cincinnati, 4113 Plainville Road. Raise awareness and educate Asian-Indian women on reducing their risk for heart disease. Cocktails, light bites, silent auction, cooking demos, jewelry show and speaker. $10 advance, $15. Presented by American Heart Association. 517-303-5172. Columbia Township.


Rebecca’s Breakfast and Doll Giveaway Party, 9 a.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Learn about Rebecca Rubin, the newest American Girl. Includes breakfast, goody bags, games and a craft. Register to win Rebecca doll. Ages 7 and up. $24.95 adults, $12.95 Gives Back members; $9.95 children, $7.95 Gives Back members. Reservations required. 396-8960. Norwood.


Incubus, 8 p.m. Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave. With The Duke Spirit. $39.50, $22.50 lawn. Presented by Live Nation. 800745-3000. Anderson Township.

Eastside Yardwaste Recycling Drop-Off Site, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734. Newtown.



Cooking Demonstration, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Summer salmon salad. The Fresh Market-Oakley, 3088 Madison Road. Step-by-step presentation. Free. 533-2600. Oakley.


Farmers Market, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Whole Foods Market, 2693 Edmondson Road. Parking Lot. Grill outs, music and more than 15 vendors selling fresh produce and flowers. 5318015. Norwood. Anderson Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road. Food, plant vendors and entertainment. 688-8400. Anderson Township. Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown.

River Downs Live Thoroughbred Racing, 1:20 p.m.-6 p.m. River Downs, 232-8000. Anderson Township.

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Always on a Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. With Ron Johnson. Miller Gallery, 2715 Erie Ave. Summer series of artist’s mini-shows. Through Aug. 16. 871-4420. Hyde Park. The Wonders of the World Around Us, noon-6 p.m. Anderson Center, 688-8400. Anderson Township.


Airplane Rides, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunken Airport, 321-7465. Linwood.


Hyde Park Farmers Market, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lavender Festival. Music by Native Flute. U.S. Bank Hyde Park, 3424 Edwards Road. Local produce and farm goods, gourmet foods and more. Presented by Hyde Park Farmers’ Market. 561-3151. Hyde Park. Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown.


Greater Anderson Days, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m. The Remains perform 7-10 p.m. Chuck Brisbin & The Tuna Project perform 5 p.m. Beech Acres Park, 474-0003. Anderson Township.


Summer Carillon Concerts, 7 p.m. Richard Watson, carillonneur. Mary M. Emery Carillon, Pleasant Street, Listen in the surrounding 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. 2718519. Mariemont.


Disney Channel star and singer Demi Lovato will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at U.S. Bank Arena, with special guest David Archuleta. He was runner-up in “American Idol” in 2008. For tickets, visit

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American Gypsies, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill, 4609 Kellogg Ave. Free. 871-1820. Columbia Tusculum.


The Sunshine Boys, 2 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, 684-1236. Columbia Township.

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Eastside Yardwaste Recycling Drop-Off Site, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734. Newtown.


Dance of the Gods, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place. University of Cincinnati Communiversity: Adult Continuing Education Program. Presented by Observatory staff. $18. Registration required. 556-6932. Mount Lookout.

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Life Is Not A Spectator Sport, 6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m. Mercy HealthPlex Anderson, 7495 State Road. Spirit of Women interactive program includes information on bone and joint health, diet and exercise. Wear comfortable shoes. Free. Registration required. 9563729. Anderson Township.


The Sunshine Boys, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, 684-1236. Columbia Township. Footloose, 8 p.m. Anderson Center, 404-4330. Anderson Township.



Joseph-Beth Booksellers is hosting Rebecca’s Breakfast and Doll Giveaway Party at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at JosephBeth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Norwood. Learn about Rebecca Rubin, the newest American Girl. The event includes breakfast, goody bags, games and a craft. Register to win the Rebecca doll. The event is open to ages 7 and up. The cost is $24.95 adults, $12.95 Gives Back members; $9.95 children, $7.95 Gives Back members. Reservations are required. Call 396-8960.

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Movies in the Park, 8 p.m. “Kung Fu Panda.” Juilfs Park, 8249 Clough Pike. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and view movie under stars. Movies start at dusk. Free. Presented by Anderson Park District. 388-4513. Anderson Township.

LITERARY BOOKSTORES Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30 p.m. Clough United Methodist Church, 379-4900. Anderson Township. Summer Video Exercise Classes, 9:30 a.m. Anderson Senior Center, 474-3100. Anderson Township.

Magic Tree House: A Good Night for Ghosts Release Party, 4 p.m. Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road. Cajun-inspired celebration on new book by Mary Pope Osborne. Includes snacks, jazz music and copy of book. Ages 9-12. $15. Reservations recommended. 731-2665. Oakley.




Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown.


Make a Mess at the Manatee, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road. Semi-structured open studio led by Miss Kelli, artist-in-residence. Ages 3 and up with adult. $3. Registration required. 731-2665. Oakley. Make a Mess at the Manatee Jr. Edition, 10:30 a.m. Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road. Read picture book and create art project based on book. With Miss Kelli, artist-in-residence. Ages 2-4. $3. 731-2665. Oakley.

Jackson Browne, 8 p.m. Free pre-show cookout 6:30 p.m. Includes brats, mets, hot dogs and salads. PNC Pavilion at Riverbend, 6295 Kellogg Ave. Rock singer-songwriter and musician. $79.50, $49.50, $39.50. 800745-3000. Anderson Township.


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


Coney Island, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Rides open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Coney Island, 232-8230. Anderson Township.


Bam & Dave, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill, 4609 Kellogg Ave. 871-1820. Columbia Tusculum.


Video Games Live, 8 p.m. PNC Pavilion at Riverbend, 6295 Kellogg Ave. Synchronized video clips from popular games to music. Featuring members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and May Festival Youth Chorus. $49.50, $39.50, $25. 800-7453000. Anderson Township.


M.E. Lyons YMCA/Anderson Barracuda Swim Team, 4:30 p.m. M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike. Registration 4 p.m. For swimmers ages 6-18, all ability levels. Team has practice groups in both Anderson and Campbell County YMCA. Free. 474-1400. Anderson Township.


Jersey Productions returns to the Aronoff Center to perform “Oklahoma!” It is at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 23; and at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 24-25. Tickets are $20-$25. Call 513-621-2787 or visit Pictured are Case Dillard as Curly and Courtney Brown as Laurey.


Eastern Hills Press

July 22, 2009


Today’s marriages as predicted 40 years ago how we were fast forming a “throw-awayâ€? society. This, in turn, would lead us to adopt a concept of transience – a new “temporarinessâ€? in everyday life as well as a mood of impermanence. This Age of Transience would soon affect our relationship with people, but also our attitude toward things, places, ideas, as well as toward institutions and organizations. He wrote, “The people of the future will live in a condition of ‘high transience’ – a condition in which the duration of relationships is cut short ‌ things, places, people, ideas, and organizational structures will all get ‘used up’ more quickly.â€? Permanent commitment to anything would become passĂŠ. Before most of last week’s brides and grooms were even born, Toffler predicted that success

in the marriage of the future would come to be determined by the degree to which matched development actually occurs between spouses. Love would be determined by the degree of shared growth, not necessarily by the giving of self. Yet, he goes on to say, “The mathematical odds are heavily stacked against any couple achieving this ideal of parallel growth. The odds plummet when the rate of change in a society accelerates, as it is now doing. “In a fast-moving society in which ‌ the family is again and again torn loose from home and community, in which individuals move further from their parents, further from the religion of origin, and further from traditional values, it is almost miraculous if two people develop at anything like comparable rates.â€? Dire words!

And now, almost 40 years later, our own observations bear him out. Human relationships have become more transient and the development of genuine love more tenuous. Love is now sought in serial marriages or clandestine affairs. In 1970 Toffler claimed that in the future those who marry will have an average of three marriages in their lifetime: the first for the expression of sexuality; the second for procreating children; and the third for companionship. “There will be some,� he predicted, “who, through luck, interpersonal skill and high intelligence, will find it possible to make long-lasting monogamous marriages work. Some will succeed in marrying for life and finding durable love and affection. But the others will fail to make even sequential marriages endure for

Be a ‘deadheader’ in the garden! Now, when we say the word “deadhead,� what do you think of? Truck drivers think about a return trip without any cargo. And you Grateful Dead fans may think about yourself – Deadheads. In the garden, deadheading has a totally different meaning. Deadheading is the art of removing spent flowers from a plant in order to achieve a few different things. The main idea behind deadheading is to stimulate more flowers. By pinching off the old flowers, it helps to stimulate new growth and more flowers. Some plants need a simple removal of the spent flower,

where others may need removal of the spent flower as well as the stalk on it’s Ron Wilson which growing. T h i s In the garden process is used on both annuals and perennials (and woody plants as well). Deadheading is similar to a pinching or pruning process that helps keep plants more compact, rather than getting long and lanky. By removing the spent flowers and a bit of the stem below the flower, you’re encouraging a fuller plant. And of course, with more


new growth, in turn, you’ll have more new flowers. Deadheading also helps to eliminate the plants’ trying to go to seed, which can take a lot out of the plant. Instead of producing seed heads, the energy can be sent to the plant and its foliage, and in many cases the plants will continue to re-bloom. If you have coreopsis, a light shearing will help stimulate these plants to keep flowering all summer long, as well as keeping them nice and compact. Deadheading is also a way to help stimulate a second flowering period from plants that may typically flower only once. Summer flowering spirea

is a good example. Once they’re finished flowering, lightly shear off those spent flowers, and within a few weeks, a second flush of new growth will appear, along with a second period of flowering. As with some perennials and woody plants, even if deadheading doesn’t help stimulate more flowers, it definitely helps to keep your plants looking a lot nicer for the summer season. So, if you haven’t been a deadheader this summer, it’s never too late to get started. Your flowering plants will be glad you did!

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July 22, 2009

Got garden vegetables? Make frittata, slaw

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When we plant our vegetable garden, it seems like forever before it s t a r t s Rita bearing. Then Heikenfeld all of a Rita’s kitchen sudden, I’m inundated with cucumbers, zucchinis and tomatoes. Then the corn comes on and we’re eating corn every night. I’m not complaining; in fact, I feel more than blessed. But the thing is I need to clone myself just like I clone recipes for you. Anybody got ideas how to do that? Oh, and by the way, if you do figure out a way to clone me, I’ve got a few changes I’d like to make.

Dale and Julie Alexander’s Fabulous Frittata

Frittatas are popular now: Mark Bittman of the New York Times has his version and Loveland readers Julie and Dale Alexander have theirs, too. “After moving to Loveland from Illinois last year, we found we really missed our Sunday morning breakfast place, Benedict’s in East Dundee, Ill. One of our

favorites was the Frittata OlÊ. We adapted a frittata recipe from Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa, as a basis for our version of Frittata OlÊ. This is great for Sunday brunch with a Bloody Mary!� 3

⠄4 pound chorizo sausage (use the fresh, not smoked/cooked kind) 1 medium onion, diced 11⠄2 cups red and yellow pepper or green bell pepper, diced 4-6 green onions, chopped 9 extra large eggs 1 cup whipping cream 2 teaspoons Mexican seasoning (we use Penzey’s Southwest) 1 cup shredded Mexican style or cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon butter Sour cream Salsa Brown chorizo sausage in skillet, drain and crumble. In an oven-proof 10- or 11-inch skillet, melt butter and saute onions until translucent. Add 1 teaspoon of Mexican seasoning, stir in sausage, peppers and onions. Whisk eggs with cream. Whisk in 1 teaspoon Mexican spice. Pour half egg mixture into skillet with the other ingredients and stir. Add 1⠄2 cup of cheese. Add remaining egg mixture, stir slightly. Add remaining 1⠄2 cup cheese, stir slightly.

Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes until golden brown and eggs set. Garnish with sour cream and salsa. Serves six to eight.

Pelican’s Reef’s coleslaw

For Shari Weber, Anderson Township, and several others. “Something’s different in there and it’s so good,� she told me about this Anderson Township eatery. Well, after Trew, kitchen manager/chef got the OK to share this, turns out the “secret� could either be the celery seed or the restaurant’s own from-scratch mayo. “We want to serve our customers the best homemade food,� John Broshar, co-owner told me. Worth a visit for this alone or their new Caribbean slaw. 2 pounds shredded green cabbage About 2 cups shredded carrots 1 medium onion, diced fine Diced bell peppers, red and green 2 tablespoons celery seed 4 cups real mayonaise 1 ⠄2 cup cider vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar Salt Mix veggies together. Mix celery seed, mayo, vinegar and sugar. Pour over veggies. Adjust seasonings.

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Water (you knew that, right?), hibiscus tea (most herb teas contain hibiscus), grape juice. Careful with energy drinks – check caffeine content, which can elevate blood pressure. Pucker up: A squeeze of lemon juice in your first glass of water helps form and repair collagen, is a gentle liver cleanser, and is great for your immune system and stress. Plus, the vitamin C helps your body absorb iron better.

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1. Zucchini: Leave peel on if you like (I like). When packing for freezer, put more shredded zucchini in the container than you think you’ll need. When


Frittata made by Rita with fresh herbs. For Rita’s recipe, be sure to check out her blog at thawing, push out excess liquid if using in baked goods. That way you’ll get enough. 2. Don’t overmix bread batter! That includes zucchini, banana or other quick bread batter! Remember, it’s a “quick bread� batter and that means to stir wet ingredients into dry very gently until moistened. Overmixing makes for a dense, sometimes gooey, bread with “tunnels.�

sic car show with all net proceeds benefiting The Arthritis Foundation, Ohio Valley Chapter, displayed 233 vehicles and nearly 5,000 people attended the recent event themed “Excellence in German Design and Engineering.� “We had an amazing event this year, particularly considering the current economic conditions,� said Sue Willis, executive director of the Cincinnati Concours d’ Elegance Foundation. “Not only did we have record attendance for Sunday’s Concours, our Friday night fundraising event and Saturday countryside tour and garage party were extremely well-attended� she said. Already being planned, the 2010 Ault Park Concours d’ Elegance will be held Sunday, June 13, 2010, with the theme to be announced in the coming months. To view a list of the 2009 Ault Park Concours d’ Elegance award-winners, go to ss.asp. To learn more about the Ault Park Concours d’ Elegance, visit



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From left, Mason Meier, 18, of Indian Hill, dressed as the young wizard Harry Potter complete with scar, Chelsea Geise, 17, of Hyde Park, and Mark McLean, 17, of College Hill, attend the premiere of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince� at AMC Newport 20 Theatres for a 12:01 a.m. screening July 15.

Questions remain in Lunken plane crash The 76-year-old pilot who was critically injured when his plane crashed July 14 near Lunken Airport has flown for years and was in the air to brush up on his skills, his wife said. Adell Elliott said her husband, Don, a retired aeronautical engineer for General Electric, took off from the Warren County Airport and was planning to land by dark. But something went wrong, and she still isn’t sure what happened. Authorities said his singleengine 1962 Piper Cherokee PA28 struck trees near Lunken and crashed. Elliott was critically injured. Adell Elliott spoke briefly to her husband the night of the accident, but wasn’t able to learn much. “He is lucky to be alive,� she said in a phone interview from their Loveland home. “He has a lot of things broken.� After her husband apparently had some sort of trouble in the air, she said, she thinks he must have been trying to land at Lunken. “I presume that’s because they have lights,� she said. Airport officials in Warren County said they could not answer questions about Elliot’s flight as the matter is under investigation. They did say there is no

staff at the Warren County Airport after about 10 p.m., but airplanes can take off and land anytime. Elliott did not contact Lunken Airport’s control tower that he had any trouble, Airport Manager Fred Anderton said. “He had no contact with the control tower at all,� he said. “He just kind of showed up.� Charles Milford, 23, of Kennedy Heights, said he and two friends were fishing near Lunken Airport along the Little Miami River when they heard “a loud commotion.� “We looked up and there was an airplane about 100 feet from us,� Milford, 23, said. “It was close. We saw the whole plane.� One of his friends, Antone Prunty, 39, was looking up to see the top of his pole when his field of vision was filled with the low-flying plane. All he could do is watch it smash into the trees. He immediately called 911. “They actually didn’t believe me the first time. They didn’t see smoke, they thought it was a prank call,� he said. “I’m telling the 911 caller, ‘There is actually someone over there, this is how you get there and you need to get over there.’� Prunty said that if his group hadn’t seen the crash, Elliot wouldn’t have

been rescued. “It was so dark in there that if the plane hadn’t cut a hole through the trees, you wouldn’t have seen anything,� he said. “He wasn’t going to be found, period. There wasn’t anyone who was going to go down there, it’s all brush.� Elliott was treated by Cincinnati Fire Department paramedics on the scene and taken to University Hospital for treatment where he initially listed in critical condition. Police said Elliott was conscious and talking after

the crash. The plane struck trees about 9:45 p.m. approximately 30 to 40 yards east of Reeves Golf Course, which borders the airport. The plane broke into pieces. There was no immediate indication as to what might have caused the crash. The Cincinnati Police Traffic Unit is investigating the crash with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. Witnesses are asked to call the traffic unit at 3522514.



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July 22, 2009

New pastor ready to serve Hyde Park By Forrest Sellers


Sunday Morning 9:30am & 11:00am

Wednesday Evening 6:00pm - Buffet Dinner Worship and Small Group 6:45pm - Programs and Classes for all ages.


Sunday Service 10:30am

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

Cincinnati Country Day School 272-5800

Classes for all ages.


2021 Sutton Ave


Sunday Services

Sunday School -All Ages ........9:00am Worship Gathering ...........10:00am Wednesday Night....6:15pm dinner & 7:00pm...Children/Youth/Adult Classes Nursery Provided Handicapped Accessible




Brent Jones, Senior Pastor Jeff Beckley, Youth Pastor

10:00am Sunday School 11:00am Worship 6:00pm Sunday Evening Service 7:00pm Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer & Youth Programs for Pre K-12 Supervised nursery during all services

Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

513-321-5856 Bill Rillo, Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 11:00am & 6:00pm Sunday School: 9:45am Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00pm

ROMAN CATHOLIC ST. GERTRUDE PARISH Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-5020 School Miami Ave & Shawnee Run Rd. Mass Schedule Daily: 7:00, 8:00 & 11:30AM Saturday: 4:30PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00AM 12:30 & 6:00PM

INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894 Sunday Worship 8am & 9:30am

Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave

CHURCH OF GOD The Greater Cincinnati

Church of God

8290 Batavia-Pike - Route 32 Pastor: Lonnie & Erica Richardson Wednesday Evening Services - 7:00pm Sunday Morning Worship - 10:45 am



Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr. Minister Sun. Worship 10am Wed. Worship & Bible Study Service 7pm Sunday School - All Ages 9-10:00am New National Seminary Emerging


7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd) Worship Schedule 10:00 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion Baby sitter provided Pastor: Josh Miller

Good Shepherd (E LCA)

7701 Kenwood Rd.


(across from Kenwood Towne Centre) Saturday night at 5:00 and Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Pastors: Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jesse Abbott

UNITED METHODIST 7515 Forest Rd. at Beechmont Ave 231-4172 Sr. Pastor Mark Rowland Ann Luzader, Mike Carnevale Traditional Service 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Service 9:30 & 11:00am (Nursery care from 9:15am-12:15pm.) Sunday School for Children & Adults at 9:30am & 11:00am. Youth Fellowship (grade 7-12), 6-8pm. www.andersonhillsumc

KENWOOD FELLOWSHIP 7205 Kenwood Rd., Cinti, OH 45236

513-891-9768 Ken Bashford, Pastor

Sunday Morning Worship 10:30am

Fellowship & Lunch Follows Worship

Children’s Church...10:30-11:30am Sunday School For All Ages 9:30am Our mission is to worship God & share Jesus’ transforming love and salvation.

NorthStar Vineyard Community Church

Sunday 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556

8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 Guest Speaker

Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

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

Looking for a Church That Loves Kids? Looking for Acceptance & Mercy?

vineyard eastgate community church Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate)

Sunday Services 8:30, 10:00 & 11:30 AM


PRESBYTERIAN Knox Presbyterian Church Observatoryy & Michigan g Aves (513)321-2573 Rev e Thomas o as D York, o , Pastor as o Rev Christena A Alcorn, Assoc Pastor Sunday Worship Service 9:15 & 11:00am

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

MT. WASHINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6365 Corbly Road 513-231-3946 Rev. Thomas A. Gaiser Worship Service 10:00am Nursery Provided Visitors Welcomed


8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Summer Worship at 10:30am Children’s Church during worship Child Care Available

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 Saturday: 5:00pm Holy Eucharist Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 8:34am Summer Breakfast 10:00am Holy Eucharist* 11:00am Fellowship & Refreshments *Child care available

Building Homes Relationships & Families Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am


2710 Newtown Rd. 231-8634

EVANGELICAL COVENANT 8221 Miami Rd. (corner of Galbraith)


NEW 9:30am Service --

Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School classes and nursery care for children and youth

“One Church, Many Paths”

Innovative & High energy

3850 E. Galbraith, Deer Park Next to Dillonvale Shopping Ctr 791-7631 Worship Service - 10:00AM Sunday School - 10:15AM Pastor Randy Wade Murphy

Traditonal Services 8:45 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30 & 11:00am

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

Jeff Hill • Minister Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am

DEATHS Phyllis A. Schaffer, Joyce A. Robert Wengert, 46, of Weber, Jerry “Bomber”, KenColumbia Township, died neth J. Wengert, James E. July 1. He worked for Hosea Weber; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by Construction. Survived by wife Michelle father James E. Weber; Wengert; daughters Saman- brother Ralph C. Wengert. Services were held July 9 tha J., Lauren J. Streicher, at Ralph Meyer & Deters Marissa R. Wengert; mother Sharlette Weber; siblings Funeral Home.

Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

The church is offering weekly adult Sunday school classes and monthly mid-week contemplative services and labyrinth walks. Visit for dates, times and locations. Nursery care for infants is provided each Sunday from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. The church is at 1345 Grace Ave.; 871-1345.

Linwood Baptist Church

The church is hosting the Summer Parking Lot Concert Series from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Wednesday of August and September. The event includes free entertainment and refreshments; bring your lawn chairs, family and friends. Aug. 12 will be announced. Sept. 9 features Blue Tip (classic rock). The church is at 4808 Eastern Ave., Linwood; 231-4912.

SonRise Community Church

The church is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at The Bridge Café, 203 Mill St., Milford. Dinner is prepared for you and your family by a small group of volunteers from SonRise Community Church. The meal includes spaghetti with meatballs, salad, Texas toast, dessert and drinks. The church hosts the dinners the last Thursday of each month. All are welcome. For more information, call Dale at 543-9008. The church meets for services at Mariemont High School, 3812 Pocahontas Ave., Mariemont; the office is at 203 Mill St., Milford; 576-6000.

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Bias, 55, has already had an impact on the parishioners. “He has a definite plan for the church,” said Lon Kaylor, 69, who serves on the church’s stewardship committee. He is very spiritually-based.” Although new to the Cincinnati area, Bias does have a fondness for one local tradition. “I’m a big (Cincinnati) Reds fan,” he said. “I grew up listening to Waite Hoyt on my transistor radio.”

Bias, who now lives in Hyde Park, said he considers his style of leadership “collaborative,” working with teams of individuals to accomplish goals. He is already looking ahead. “Ten years from now, I’d like people in Cincinnati to say we’re better off because of the ministry of Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church.” Bias is married and has two children and two granddaughters.

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The new senior pastor at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church has a major desire to impact the community. “Outreach is very important along with a healthy spiritual life,” said the Rev. Timothy Bias. The West Virginia native recently served as senior pastor at First United Methodist Church in Peoria, Ill. Bias said the “rich heritage” of Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church attracted him to the area. “(This church has) the potential to make a difference in the Hyde Park community,” he said. Bias has been in the ministry for 35 years. He said as young as age 14 he considered being a pastor. By age 20 he was the pastor of two small churches in West Virginia. “I feel like I was created to do this,” he said.

Anderson Hills Christian Church

The church is hosting their Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. The concert features Breadbox, an a cappella group, with local praise singers Reneé Fisher and Julie Maguire. The event is rain or shine. The concert is free, but the church is accepting canned goods and personal items for the Inter Parish Ministry’s pantry. The church is at 8119 Clough Pike; 474-2237.

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UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST United Church of Christ in Oakley

4100 Taylor Ave 871-3136 E-Mail Judy Jackson, Pastor

Sunday Worship 10:00am Adult Bible Study 9:00am, Youth Sunday School 10:00am Childcare provided for Infants and Toddlers “Partners with Jesus in the Community and the World”

The church is hosting a Healing and Wholeness Service at 6 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month. It is a special prayer service for those seeking God’s hand in times of physical, emotional and spiritual troubles. The church is offering a Cancer Support Hotline. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance with a cancer diagnosis, call the church’s Cancer Support Hotline (231-4172) to talk to a cancer survivor or caregiver. Mothers of PreSchoolers (MOPS) is a

About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. If you are having a special service, rummage sale, dinner, bazaar, festival, revival, musical presentation, holiday services or special activity that is open to the public, send us the information. E-mail announcements to easternhills@communitypress. com, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Eastern Hills Journal, Attention: Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. time for women with children ages birth through kindergarten to relax and receive helpful insights that meet the needs of moms. Meetings are the first Thursday of the month. (Childcare available.) For more information or to register, call Rhonda at 910-4313 or e-mail The church is at 7515 Forest Road, Anderson Township; 231-4172;

Clough United Methodist

The church is hosting a “Nearly New” Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. There will be a $3 Bag Sale starting 10 a.m. Saturday. The sale includes gently used quality items such as clothing, toys, furniture, household items and more. Proceeds from the sale will go to support the church’s 2010 Jamaica Mission Trip. The church is hosting Clough Unplugged, an additional mid-week service. The informal “come-as-you-are” service is from 7 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 20. Nursery care is provided. The Summer sermon series is “Facebook Pages of Old Testament Friends.” The church is at 2010 Wolfangle Road, Anderson Township; 2314301.

Faith Christian Fellowship Church

Rock Church ministry for sevenththrough 12th grade meets the third Saturday of each month 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Features DJ, dancing, games, prizes and food.

The church is at 6800 School St., Newtown; 271-8442.

Mount Washington Presbyterian Church

The church’s summer worship schedule is at 8:30 a.m., worship will be on the east lawn. At 10 a.m., worship will be in the sanctuary. Office hours will also change for the summer to 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The church is at 6474 Beechmont Ave.; 231-2650;

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. every Sunday. The church is hosting Ladies WOW Study Group (Women on Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. The event includes light refreshments and a study of Beth Moore’s “Stepping Up.” The church hosts Adult and Youth Bible Studies at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891, www.sycamorechristianchurch.

Trinity Church

Open registration is currently being conducted at Trinity Child Development Center, 3850 East Galbraith Road. Half-day preschool classes will begin in the fall for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds. The registration fee is $50 and health forms are required by the State of Ohio. Space is limited. Call 791-4015 for more information and a tour of the center. Trinity Child Development Center (TCDC) has met the qualifications for the National Guard Child Care Program. Families of loved ones currently deployed in support of the Global War on Terror can have their preschool tuition paid by the Advocates for the National Guard Bureau of the Departments of the Army and Air Force. TCDC will be able to give a qualifying family the toll free phone number of the Advocates Program that will take them through the application process and collect all of their paperwork. Tuition is paid directly from the program to TCDC. Call 791-4015. The church is at 3850 East Galbraith Road, Dillonvale; 791-7631.

Zion Lutheran Church

Worship services are held weekly at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., both services offer nursery care and children’s church is available for the 11 a.m. service. A variety of interesting Christian education opportunities are offered for young children, youth, high schoolers and adults at 9:45 a.m., between worship services each week. The church is at 1175 Birney Lane, Mount Washington; 231-2253.



Howard E Davidson, born 1971, possession open flask, 3900 Eastern Ave., July 11. Kim Montgomery, born 1963, obstruction official business, 3600 Columbia Parkway, July 11. Shawn Cole, born 1967, obstruction official business, assault knowingly cause victim harm, 500 Delta Ave., July 8. Carlos Jr. Thurman, born 1983, trafficking, 3200 Erie Ave., July 8. John L Welte, born 1975, interference with custody, 3200 Erie Ave., July 1. Reginald D Jacobs, born 1959, aggravated menacing, 3200 Erie Ave., July 7. Fidel Johnson, born 1984, possession open flask, 6000 Madison Road, July 3. James Harvey, born 1975, possession drug paraphernalia, 4600 Plainville Road, July 8. Kamerra V Barnes, born 1966, possession open flask, 4700 Whetsel Ave., July 3. Brian David Johnson, born 1981, domestic violence, assault knowingly cause victim harm, July 6. Eddie Savage, born 1984, excessive sound-motor vehicle, 6400 Madison Road, July 5. Jackie Davis, born 1991, assault knowingly cause victim harm, domestic violence, July 11. Ruth H Folkers, born 1931, building code violation, 3200 Linwood Ave., July 1. Alexia J Hampton, born 1985, theft under $300, 4800 Marburg Ave., July 8. Luther Watson, born 1952, theft under $300, 3800 Paxton Ave., July 10. Perry Stephens, born 1981, felony assault, 3600 Madison Road, July 10. Aaron Underwood, born 1988, theft $300 to $5000, 4800 Marburg Ave., July 8. Arista M Crallie, born 1979, telecommunication harassment, criminal damage or endanger, 3500 Ibsen Ave., July 6. Arthur William Goodwin, born 1987, theft under $300, 4800 Marburg Ave., July 11. Lorraine Hughes, born 1977, theft under $300, 4800 Marburg Ave., July 8. Mark C Maxey, born 1973, theft under $300, 4800 Marburg Ave., July 6. Rachel A Mcclendon, born 1973, theft under $300, 4800 Marburg Ave., July 6. Brenda Thompson, born 1988, possession of drugs, 2700 Lawndale Ave., July 2. Rodney J Bryant, born 1962, possession of drugs, disorderly conduct, 6300 Grand Vista Ave., July 12. Bethel Jones, born 1958, domestic violence, July 11. Carla Powell, born 1964, domestic violence, July 9. William L Landrum, born 1958, criminal damage or endanger, 6300 Montgomery Road, July 7.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery 4600 Vendome Place, July 2.

Breaking and entering

3500 Vista Ave., July 9. 3800 Aylesboro Ave., July 7. 4300 Thirty Third Ave., July 1. 4500 Erie Ave., July 7. 5200 Charloe St., July 9. 5600 Islington Ave., July 8. 5900 Pandora Ave., July 9.


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Vehicle theft

2600 Swift Ave., July 9. 3700 Woodland Ave., July 3. 3900 Ballard Ave., July 9. 6800 Indian Hill Road, July 2.


Vehicle windows damaged at 5361 Kennedy Ave., June 23.


Jamey Anderson, 37, 5123 Globe Ave., drug abuse, paraphernalia, June 22. Nikki Hill, 31, 6708 Verde Ridge Drive, breaking and entering, safecracking-direct indictment, June 22. Douglas Miller, 19, 9255 Link Road, drug abuse, June 22. Ronald Morris, 38, 2112 Salvadore, driving under suspension, June 22. Rudi Bennett, 31, 3180 Niagra St., no drivers license, June 24. Michael D. Hunter, 41, 74 Crowell, driving under suspension, June 26. George W. Baker, 37, 611 Main St., obstructing official business, June 26. Renee Holt, 33, 5605 Bramble Ave.,


Attempt made at 5650 Viewpointe Drive, June 21.


Purse and contents of unknown value removed from locker at 5375 Ridge Road, June 25. Currency and CD valued at $370 removed at 5560 Ridge Road, June 22.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

Vehicle borrowed and not returned at 3400 Highland Ave., July 3.

Violating protection order

Reported at 4208 Plainville, June 22.





driving under suspension, June 27. Angela M. Shearer, 37, 6925 Roe St., driving under suspension, June 27. Patricia L. Dawn, 48, 310 Main St., driving under suspension, June 30. Brian Graves, 36, 5703 Ridge Ave., driving under suspension, June 30. Lamorris T. Willis, 22, 4913 Jameson St., drug abuse, driving under suspension, obstructing official business, June 30. Teaonia Morris, 20, 6155 Ridge Ave., no drivers license, July 1. Kristina L. Butler, 23, 6300 Montgomery Road, driving under suspension, July 1. Qoheleth Turner, 28, 680 Greenwood Ave., driving under suspension, July 1. Joseph Greene, 31, 3711 Anioton Court, driving under suspension,

July 1. James Haley, 28, 37 Aldor Lane, drug abuse, July 2. Tracy Hacker, 25, 4402 Whetzel Ave., disorderly conduct, July 2. Rubio T. Gonzalez, 27, 3607 Church St., no drivers license, July 3. Thomas Vaccariello, 22, 553 Delta Ave., driving under suspension, July 3. Staci Tomlinson, 35, 7525 Hunley Road, driving under suspension, July 3.

Incidents/investigations Theft

1995 Oldsmobile taken at 6203 Wooster, June 16. Cartons of cigarettes taken from Speedway; $109 at 6203 Wooster, June 17. GPS unit, radar detector, etc. taken from vehicle; $1,150 at 3950 Red Bank Road, June 20. Bike taken at South Whetzel Avenue, June 22.



Eric M. Munchel, 27, 4 Alpine, obstructing official business, June 24.

Incidents/investigations Theft

Leaf blower taken; $300 at 7010 Rowan Hills, July 1. Bike taken from porch at 6950 Murray Ave., July 4.



Mark Hodge Jr., 59, 2348 Walden Glen Circle, driving under suspension, June 25.

Incidents/investigations Theft

Medications taken at 618 Lexington, June 26.





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4112 Edith Ave.: Randolph Maifield to Collier Angela M.; $100,000. 6847 Roe St.: Powers Loma G. to Johnson Natasha; $88,000. 6916 Hurd Ave.: Bell Glen H. to Woodward Amie; $78,000. 6937 Bramble Ave.: Clingerman Dean H. & Betty W. to Spelman Julie M.; $86,500.


559 Missouri Ave.: Flournoy John R. & Ann S. to Keller-Weir Sarah C.; $220,000. 588 Delta Ave.: Wilder Joseph James Jr. to Bme Holdings LLC; $25,500. 748 Delta Ave.: Hemmelgarn Gage to Driscoll Daniel John; $168,000.

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.


3440 Brotherton Rd.: Rogers Misty to Ostholthoff Jeffrey D.; $100,500. 4154 Sherel Ln.: Rodarte Michael to Geiger Christopher T.; $199,500. 4323 Verne Ave.: Stephenson Anna M. to Stamps Properties LLC; $35,000. 10 Greenhouse Ln.: Fifth Third Bank to Brown Charles; $185,527. 3236 Berwyn Pl.: Yacso Meredith to Kirby Kristen M.; $190,000. 3538 Rawson Pl.: Kennedy Lisa to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $100,000. 3862 Isabella Ave.: Wiesman Steve to Gilday Steven; $217,900. 4105 Club View Dr.: Richards Amy B. to Bonaminio Christopher N.; $170,000. 4141 Sherel Ln.: Hughes Jane M. to Fels Darlene Kathryn; $215,000. 4203 Millsbrae Ave.: Rozic Thomas J. & John E. to Rozic Thomas J.; $22,125. 2721 Atlantic Ave.: Teder Amanda S. to Schibi Mark K.; $177,500. 2761 Minot Ave.: Young Candice to Young Rob; $165,000. 2835 Minot Ave.: Armstrong Kristopher to Ripp Tanya J.; $207,000. 3404 Cardiff Ave.: Brugh Michael J. to Murphy Ryan M.; $126,000. 3409 Oak Ln.: Heisel Megan to Adrien Holly L.; $193,500. 3539 Harrow Ave.: Hollmeyer Elizabeth to Pinedo Seth; $154,000. 3785 Millsbrae Ave.: Masoner

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3746 Mead Ave.: Mills Paul to Zink Betty Jo; $10,000. 3748 Mead Ave.: Mills Paul to Zink Betty Jo; $10,000. 420 Hoge St.: Keller Kraig K. to Frank Geroge; $144,285. 465 Strafer St.: John Hueber Homes Inc. to Olinger Jacklyn D.; $95,000.


1617 Mcmillan Ave.: Reis John T. & Richard D. to Sullivan Mary R.; $270,000 . 2540 Cleinview Ave.: Yust Brian to Geers Michael B.; $212,000.


Saybrook Partners LLC to Zerbe John J. Hr; $204,780. 2636 Marlington Ave.: Brown Dena M. to Cook Alan J.; $187,000. 2825 Ambleside Pl.: Higgins Alan W. & Laing H. to Anness Harold Tr; $1,250,000. 2990 Observatory Ave.: Wesseler Terrence A. & Lisa Gennari to Baur Jeffrey L.; $530,000. 3675 Wilshire Ave.: Bowman Jay T. to Danias Krista Lynne; $212,500. 38 Arcadia Pl.: Wheeler Greg &


4717 Castle Pl.: Fifth Third Mortgage Co. to Shahani Priya; $29,500. 5417 Tompkins Ave.: Mir Adnan to Pfaendler Krista S.; $179,500. 5523 Arnsby Pl.: Parsons Diane to Mccarthy Dan; $138,000.


3753 Harvard Acres: Connolly Dana P. Tr. to Moore Sean R.; $450,000. 6973 Miami Bluff Dr.: Leksan Cynthia L. to Hsbc Bank Usa National; $360,000.


1235 Cliff Laine Dr.: Kluesener John P. Tr. to Cure Michael; $425,000. 2915 Pineridge Ave.: Vanmatre James H. to Connick William B.; $257,795. 3223 Lookout Cr.: Seta Sandra Mary to Hueber Andrew K.; $128,200. 3525 Heekin Ave.: Currens Robert B. & Bonnie S. to Hagan Carrie A.; $285,000. 3549 Kroger Ave.: Kreiling Robert A. Jr. & Steve M. to Draznik William M.; $130,000. 3575 Kroger Ave.: Woeste John & Janet to Bules David T.; $295,000.


101 Fieldstone Dr.: Roe Dale E. @(3) to Roe Oliver K.; $120,000. 729 Park Ave.: Ukropina Michael S. & Kimberley A. Felton to Nucompass Mobility; $740,000.


2138 Sinton Ave.: Krupp Benjamin T. & Laura K. to Green Travis L.; $241,500. 2145 Luray Ave.: Overlook At Eden Park Lp The to Moschel Daniel L. & Judy A.; $697,100. 978 Nassau St.: Jolly Kasey @3 to Battista Peter T.; $147,000. 1119 Myrtle Ave.: Bethel Baptist Church to Wolff Matthew H.; $11,700. 2124 Gilbert Ave.: Abiramikumar Balasubramanian to Ahmad Abir; $150,000. 2520 Chatham St.: Tse Properties LLC to Valuhomes LLC; $2,500. 2527 Gilbert Ave.: Ib Property Holdings LLC to Davis Gilbert Properties LLC; $97,000. 920 Churchill Ave.: Lot King Limited Partners to Hall Michael Tr; $5,000. 946 Churchill Ave.: Stewart Road Dev Corp to Hall Michael Tr; $2,200. 2828 Stanton Ave.: Global Property Investors Inc. to Gray Troy D.; $50.

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Christopher D. to Dziech Corey L.; $375,000. 3964 Marburg Ave.: Schlachter Philip & John to Kommer Ashley; $95,750. 4117 Thirty-Third Ave.: Mitchell Audrey H. & Isaac B. to White Brittany M.; $259,900. 4533 Orkney Ave.: Labarbara James to Geraci Kevin; $80,000.





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NORTH CAROLINA EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 800-245-7746 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty


Hilton Head Island Vacation Resort. Choose 1 or 2 bdrm condos. Oceanfront, ocean view or nr ocean. Great locations & rates. Golf pkgs, too. 877-807-3828 Hilton Head Island, SC

Visit and plan a getaway with Seashore Vacations. Our beach is free. Specials available for golf, tennis, dining, more. Visit our

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

For info call 800-477-1541 or visit

FLORIDA DESTIN. Edgewater Beach Condos on the Gulf. 1-3 BR, beachfront, pvt balconies, FREE Wi-Fi, beach set-up (in season) & use of new fitness ctr. New massage/facial salon, 2 pools (1 heated), FREE $20 gift cert to pool grill (weekly rentals in season). Call or visit our website for lastminute specials. 800-822-4929

SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo, beach view from balcony. Bright & airy, nicely appointed, all amenities. Cinci owner. 232-4854. The Best Crescent Beach Vacation!

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

LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit


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

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

A Beautiful Log Cabin Resort w/heated indoor pool, minutes from Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mtns. Breathtaking mountain views, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, pool tables & pet friendly cabins are offered. Excellent rates, discounts available. Call 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366)

TENNESSEE A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge.Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617 GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661

Nr Powell NORRIS LAKE. Valley Marina. 2 BR/1BA, very nicely furnished home. Covered porch, deck. $95/nt. 423-562-8353 Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618 Great 2 BR, 1½ bath cottage on the water. Sleeps 7. Two fireplaces, pri vate boat dock. $650/wk, $220 wknd. 865-363-4330 865-966-1775

TIME SHARES WHOLESALE TIMESHARES 60-80% Off Retail! Qualified Buyers Only! Call for Free Info Pack! 1-800-731-0307

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