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Event unites police, residents National Nite Out set for Madisonville Tuesday, Aug. 4 By Forrest Sellers

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Recreation center director Jason Richards talks with Sgt. Cassandra Tucker with the Cincinnati Police at the Madisonville Recreation Center. This year's National Night Out will be at the center, 5320 Stewart Ave., from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Head east

Hyde Park Neighborhood Council member Annie McManis is ready to look east. Specifically, by bringing attention to East Hyde Park. “I think we have a great booming business district here,” she said. FULL STORY, A2

New spin

A new local band is putting a different spin on Christian music. “We are not necessarily playing Christian music, but we are Christians that play music,” said Craig Dockery, who along with Ryan Adcock have formed the band flaregun.” Flaregun recently released its first album, “ten sundays.” FULL STORY, A4

Sidewalk fix

Terrace Park will spend $25,000 to repair a few sidewalks, and replace gutters and downspouts on village buildings. At a recent meeting, council authorized $19,290 to fix sidewalks on Myrtle, Marietta, Floral and Amherst avenues, and grind 72 identified trip hazards. FULL STORY, A6

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Cincinnati Police are bringing the upcoming National Night Out a little closer to the community. In previous years, the event has been at Ault and Armleder parks. This year it will be at the Madisonville Recreation Center. The event will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 5320 Stewart Ave. It will feature the traditional equipment and vendor displays as well as live entertainment. It’s an event that brings the police and community together, said Sgt. Cassandra Tucker, who is a neighborhood liaison officer with the Cincinnati Police Department, District Two. “It’s also about showing kids a different side of the police, to see us on a more personal level,” Tucker said. Kathy Garrison, executive director of Madisonville Weed and Seed, said the National Night Out, along with recent neighborhood

If you go What: National Night Out When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 4. Where: Madisonville Recreation Center, 5320 Stewart Ave. enhancements and Madisonville’s bicentennial celebration, puts a positive spotlight on the community. “It gives a lot of residents an opportunity to participate,” she said. National Night Out co-chairman Tom Meyer, who along with Peter Brumm and Craig Gustafson has helped promote the event for a decade, said the National Night Out will circulate to different communities each year. “The overall atmosphere is going to be the same,” said Meyer, who is a resident of Montgomery. “The twist is we can also bring in some local flavor.” For information, visit the Web site

Columbia Twp. project still up in air By Rob Dowdy

Officials from Columbia Township and Neyer Properties are still working out the details of a tax increment financing agreement for a proposed new development in the township. The township conducted a public hearing last week to take public input on the potential $21 million office and retail development that would replace the vacant Kmart building on Ridge Road. This comes about two weeks after the developer conducted an informational meeting for residents. The main sticking point from the township appears to be the


This is a drawing of the planned Ridge Point office and retail development on the old Kmart building site on Ridge Avenue in Columbia Township. Township trustees and Neyer Properties, the potential developer of the site, continue to negotiate on a tax-increment-financing deal. developer’s price tag for 2.46 acres on the site, which the township would buy and then lease to Neyer

in order to redevelop the land. Trustee President Steve Langenkamp said Neyer is asking $1.9 million, despite Columbia Township having the land appraised for about $1.2 million. “For me ... you’ve got to show me the value in this project for that $700,000,” Langenkamp said. Dan Neyer, president of Neyer Properties, was in attendance and answered several questions from residents. He said the project could bring 450 jobs to the area, stabilize property values and turn an eyesore into a new office and retail development. Neyer said his company needs assistance in order to get the project

off the ground and the tax increment financing is the way to get the money to pay for the development. “Without some assistance ... we must keep it vacant or rent for a low-rent use,” he said. While residents in attendance expressed both negative and positive reactions to the development, resident Mark Opitz asked those at the meeting if there was a better option. “If we don’t do this, are we going to have a vacant Kmart, a recycling center?” he said. Both Langenkamp and Neyer said they’ve made compromises in order to reach an agreement, and talks continued in executive session at the conclusion of the public hearing.

Candidates set for Mariemont council election By Lisa Wakeland

Joe Miller, Andy Black, Cortney Scheeser and Kevin Veeneman want a spot on Mariemont Village Council. The four men, representing Districts 2, 3, 4 and 6, respectively, are the official Town Meeting nominees for the November election. Todd Keyes, chairman of Town Meeting, said the organization is similar to a political action committee and ensures proper representation for all six council districts. Candidates are usually selected in March.

Recently, Councilwoman Melissa Schmit decided not to run for re-election to spend more time with her family and Town Meeting reconvened last week to find a District 4 representative. Cortney Scheeser, who won the District 4 election, said she decided to run to become more involved. “From what I’ve seen, a fresh perspective could be a real help to the village,” he said. “I’m new to politics, but can’t wait to get in and make a difference in the community.” Scheeser said he’s particularly interested in the new “Residential D” zoning district and solving the village’s budget deficit.

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Council candidates • Joe Miller, District 2; currently held by Rex Bevis. • Andy Black, District 3; currently held by Charlie Thomas. • Cortney Scheeser, District 4; currently held by Melissa Schmit. • Kevin Veeneman, District 6; currently held by Bill Ebelhar. Carl Stich, the other District 4 candidate, said he’s not disappointed by the results. “I’m sure Cortney has a point of view that will be valuable for council,” Stich said, adding that he will not petition to have his

name on the ballot. “I have a great deal of respect for the Town Meeting process.” Keyes said any Mariemont resident can run for council as long as petitions are submitted to the Hamilton County Board of Elections on time, though Town Meeting-endorsed candidates typically have an advantage. Schmit said she feels better about stepping down now that District 4 has a candidate. “I take council very seriously (and) it’s a huge time commitment,” she said. “I’ve given it everything I can and am going to let somebody else have a shot at it.”


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Council member promotes East Hyde Park By Forrest Sellers

Hyde Park Neighborhood Council member Annie McManis is ready to look east. Specifically, by bringing attention to East Hyde Park. “I think we have a great booming business district

here,” she said. McManis, who recently joined the Hyde Park Neighborhood Council, said East Hyde Park complements what Hyde Park Square already offers. “I think we can brand East Hyde Park as its own destination,” said McManis, who is also a member of the

East Hyde Park Business Association. McManis, co-owner of Saybrook Marketing and Communications, said she is glad to be back in Hyde Park after having been a west-sider for several years. She and her husband, who is an officer with the Cincinnati Police Depart-


Hyde Park Neighborhood Council member Annie McManis wants to strengthen the connection between East Hyde Park and Hyde Park Square. ment, had lived in a log cabin on Muddy Creek Road. “I was going stir crazy and wanted to move back,” she said. McManis said her husband’s only stipulation was wherever they moved had to be within walking distance of Hap’s Irish Pub. They are residents of East Hyde Park. McManis, 40, said she thought her background in

Annie McManis, who recently joined the Hyde Park Neighborhood Council, said East Hyde Park complements what Hyde Park Square already offers. marketing and communications would be a good fit with council. She is co-chair of coun-

cil’s Outreach and Development Committee. “I think she will bring energy and creative ideas,” said council President Ann Gerwin. “She is part of the leading effort with our new outreach committee to generate new members and interest in our community.” McManis, who has two dogs, enjoys running, visiting Ault Park and sampling dining in the area.

New facility will bring jobs to Madisonville By Forrest Sellers

o v e r a l l development of the site. “ I ’ m excited by this,” said Mendlein. “(This) Mendlein will hopefully help us do more development of our old business district and improve our residential areas.” Nolen said the Madisonville site provides convenience and accessibility. She said as the company has grown a larger space than the Norwood location was needed. “This site will allow for more growth,” she said.


The construction of a new medical facility in Madisonville will likely bring several hundred new jobs to Madisonville. Medpace, a clinical research organization that provides development services, has begun construction at the former NuTone site at Red Bank and Madison roads. “Ultimately, we have committed to the city by the year 2014, we will have 1,350 employees on the site,” said Kay Nolen, general counsel for Medpace. Although 500 people will be relocated from its current

facility in Norwood, Nolen said additional people will be needed. This will be a gradual hiring process, she said. Nolen said environmental studies of the site have been completed and the company is currently in the final stages of identifying a builder. She said Medpace will have at least two buildings on the 29-acre site, with the first to be completed by 2011 and the other the following year. Bob Mendlein, president of the Madisonville Community Council, said additional office and retail structures will likely be included in the

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Local band taps into spiritual themes By Forrest Sellers

A new local band is putting a different spin on Christian music. “We are not necessarily playing Christian music, but we are Christians that play music,” said Craig Dockery, who along with Ryan Adcock have formed the band flaregun. Flaregun recently released its first album, “ten sundays.” The idea for the band came together over a couple of drinks, said Adcock, a resident of Pleasant Ridge. However, it was while

Adcock and Dockery were preparing for the Cincinnati Flying Pig marathon with their wives that “ten sundays” took on a life of its own, he said. The album consists of 10 songs performed at a local church, which were put together over the course of 10 weeks. “(It) is a reflection of the unique sound that comes out of the Cincinnati area,” said Dockery, who is a resident of Hyde Park. The album was put together and recorded in the basement of Dockery’s home. “It’s been a very satisfy-

ing experience,” said Adcock. “Playing and performing music a lot of times is self-involved. “This has an element that’s not about me and that is refreshing,” said Adcock about the spiritual themes prevalent in the songs. Both Adcock and Dockery perform at Crossroads. They have also both been on the local music scene for a number of years. As members of flaregun, Adcock, 30, and Dockery, 32, both sing the vocals, while Adcock plays the guitar and Dockery plays the keyboard. “It’s a completely home-


Craig Dockery, left, and Ryan Adcock are members of the recently-formed band flaregun. The band has released a new album “ten sundays.”

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Changes at Aqua

Aqua in Mt. Lookout has a new general manager, Bryant Phillips, formerly general manager and sommelier at Chalk Food + Wine in Covington, Ky. According the the Web site, Philips “marries his love for food and wine with his caring and attentive approach toward elegant, thoughtful

service.” Chefs Josh Munchel and Masahiro Kaneko recently introduced new menus with lower prices. Aqua’s happy hour is 5:306:30 p.m daily, and the restaurant recently discontinued its half-price sushi Wednesdays. Prices range from $3 sushi rolls to $28 entrees. Aqua is located at 1020 Delta Ave. in Mt. Lookout Square. Call 919-2782 or visit for menus, reservations and other info.

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Connector to be discussed By Forrest Sellers

The proposed Kennedy Connector will be among the topics discussed during the upcoming Oakley Community Council meeting. The meeting will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave. Council member Matt Jones said since the last community council meeting, the city has been conducting appraisals of property near the connector. “We will have an update on the status of the connector effort,” he said. The Kennedy Connector will primarily provide a connection between the intersections of Ridge Road and Ibsen Avenue with Kennedy Avenue and Duck Creek Road. Jones said council will also provide an update on streetscape improvements in the business district. “We will also discuss a master plan for the esplanade,” said Jones.


T h e esplanade, which is located in the business district, will be expanded by 33 percent, Jones

said. Dave Schaff, president of the Oakley Community Council, said the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will also have a presentation during the meeting. The library is placing a 1-mill operating levy on the November ballot. Schaff said the meeting will be somewhat abbreviated since it is the same night as the National Night Out, which is sponsored by area police. “We try to keep the meeting short so if board members want to get up there they can,” said Schaff. Cincinnati District Two police will participate in the National Night Out at the Madisonville Recreation Center.

Camp helps children with transplants live full lives By Kellie Geist

Tom Starr, one of the longest living transplant recipients, is working to encourage kids who’ve received transplants to live life to the fullest. Starr, who has received two transplants in the last 20 years, founded Miracles for Life in 2001 and recently moved the business from Blue Ash to Milford. “We loved Blue Ash, but we’ve really been embraced by all of Clermont County ... It’s just easier to interact out here,” Starr said. “We’ve found everyone extremely friendly, very giving and anxious to help us.” Miracles for Life is an organization devoted to raising awareness about being a blood, tissue and organ donor and sending children who’ve received transplants to summer camp. Miracles for Life also gives out college scholarships. “The first mission was donor awareness ... We want people to know it should be an obvious thing, it’s the gift of life. It’s like I say, ‘If you don’t need it, donate it,’” Starr said. This is the first year the organization has sponsored a summer camp, but it’s a goal Starr has wanted since the beginning. The three-day camp, which will be free for campers, will take place Friday, Sept. 11, through Sunday, Sept. 13, at Camp Joy Outdoor Educational Center in Clarksville, Ohio. The fee is $25 for registration. “I want to inspire kids to be as great as they can be by doing all the outdoor activities that Camp Joy has to offer. I want to urge them to see that they’ve got a second chance and they need to grab all the life they possibly can,” Starr said. The camp will be cappedoff with a parent’s day camp following a motorcycle ride to Camp Joy. The ride will start at 10 a.m. at the Quaker Steak and Lube in Milford and

Campers sought Tom Starr’s Miracles for Life Youth Camp for Organ and Tissue Transplants at Camp Joy Outdoor Educational Center in Clarksville is seeking campers and volunteers. For more information, call Starr at 248-4665, e-mail him at or visit leave for the camp around noon. Cost is $10 for a driver and $5 for a rider. The proceeds to go toward paying for the camp. Parents who visit the camp Sunday will join in activities with other parents for support and networking. Tom’s brother, Larry Starr, has always been one of Tom’s biggest supporters. When Starr had his first transplant in 1988, Larry was the head athletic trainer for the Cincinnati Reds. “It’s traumatic for the family to have a family member who needs a transplant ... it has made such an impact,” Larry said. “Tom has really become a big hero for me because he’s always found the energy to get his message out and find ways to educate people on the importance of being a donor.” Before he founded Miracles for Life, Starr created Donor Net, a Internet based system to store donor information so blood, tissue and organs can be transferred more quickly. “We don’t want the possibility of people creating miracles and saving live not to happen because of miscommunication,” Larry said. While Starr has most of the funds and sponsors for the camp, he needs campers and volunteers. Because of privacy laws, Starr can’t find out which children have had transplants and who might like to come to camp. Anyone interested in the camp should call Starr at 248-4665, e-mail tstarr@ or visit for more information.


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Oakley woman killed, Norwood woman injured in crash A two-car crash on the Western Hills Viaduct the evening of July 20 killed a 29-year-old woman and left a 35-year-old woman in critical condition. Karrie Wright of Oakley was killed in the crash that also left Laurel Henderson of Norwood critically injured, police said.

into the passenger side of the Jeep. Wright died at the scene. Henderson was in critical condition at University Hospital July 21. Carlton was treated at the scene of the crash and released. Neither woman was wearing her seatbelt at the time of collision, police said.

Henderson was driving a Jeep Grand Cherokee when she got off of Interstate 75 south and turned onto the viaduct. Police said she lost control, crossed the center line and was hit struck a pickup truck driven by Mark Carlton, 38, of Florence. Carlton’s truck smashed

Carlton was wearing his seatbelt, police said. Police were still working to establish why Henderson lost control of the vehicle. “It’s still too early to close the door on anything,” Cincinnati police Sgt. Bill Coombs said. “This is a puzzle. We’re trying to put the pieces back together.”

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Terrace Park Police Chief Gerry Hayhow points out rust holes in the gutters along the administration and police headquarters building.

Terrace Park sidewalks, gutters need repair By Lisa Wakeland

Terrace Park will spend $25,000 to repair a few sidewalks, and replace gutters and downspouts on village buildings. At a recent meeting, council authorized $19,290 to fix sidewalks on Myrtle, Marietta, Floral and Amherst avenues, and grind 72 identified trip hazards. Councilman Stefan Olson said the village found someone to fix half of the trip hazards that are offset more than three-quarters of an inch from the rest of the sidewalk. “He will grind them down and smooth them out so we don’t have to replace blocks of sidewalk,” Olson said. New handicap ramps will be installed where Myrtle Avenue intersects with Marietta Avenue, and 84 feet of sidewalk will be replaced. On Amherst Avenue, 85 feet of sidewalk will be replaced and the construc-



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Cost breakdown

• $14,290: Cost to replace sidewalk segments on Myrtle, Floral, Amherst and Marietta avenues, and install handicap ramps. • $5,000: Cost to grind and smooth 72 trip hazards on various sidewalks throughout the village. • $5,750: Cost to replace gutters and downspouts on the police headquarters and administration building. tion company will cover existing steel manhole covers. Council also authorized $5,750 to replace gutters and downspouts on the police headquarters and administration building. Police Chief and Street Commissioner Gerry Hayhow said in addition to rust holes, the gutters are pulling away from the old part of the community building. He said they have not been replaced since the administration building was constructed 20 years ago.

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CCDS names new director By Forrest Sellers

Nick Wilkinson was ready for a change. A former financial adviser for a Wall Street investment firm, he was ready to go back to school. Wilkinson, 31, is the new director of annual giving at Cincinnati Coun- Wilkinson try Day School. For several years, he served in a similar capacity at a school in Chattanooga, Tenn. With the birth of his 6-monthold son, Niko, Wilkinson said he began having second thoughts about a Wall Street-related career.

Nick Wilkinson is the new director of annual giving at Cincinnati Country Day School. He said the position at Cincinnati Country Day School was “a good fit.” As director of annual giving, Wilkinson will work with the development department in fundraising efforts, particularly in fundraising initiatives involving alumni. “(My wife and I) fell in love with the people and environment,” said Wilkinson. A Terrace Park resident, Wilkinson said when he is not chasing after his son, he likes to run and read.


Three at the top

The three students with the highest grade point averages for the year in each class were recognized at the Ursuline Academy’s annual academic awards ceremony. They were, from left: first row, freshmen Megan Fleming of Loveland, Katie Kaes of Montgomery and Kathleen Smith of Montgomery; second row, sophomores Jackie Ruggiero of Blue Ash, Claire Barrett of Kenwood and Ellie Greiner of Hyde Park; back, juniors Indre Matulaitis of Hyde Park, Shannon Manley of Loveland and Molly Cowan of Kings Mill.

HONOR ROLLS Mariemont Junior/ Senior High School

The following students have earned honors for the fourth quarter of 2008-2009.

Honor Roll (4.0 or higher GPA)

Seventh grade – Jon Bezney, Cole Brandser, Megan Cash, Jonathan Dietz, Ellen Dolle, Evan Doran, Olivia Erhardt, Cal Fries, Taylor Giordullo, Kendall Harden, Sander Henning, Holly Huber, Ryden Lewis, Kaitlin McLean, Abby Moreton, Nicholas Peterman, Kieran Phelan, David Quiambao and Jack Stehling. Eighth grade – Kienan Adams, Alec Ahrens, Alice Barnes, Anne Stuart Bell, Adrienne Bruggeman, Geoff Bruno, Mara Coyan, Tate DeCamp, Sophie Erhardt, Erik Flynn, Kyle Greathouse, Jeff Guggenheim, Josh Keyes, Asher Koreman, Isabel Lewis, Nick Malone, Jack Manzler, Julia Murphy, Rachel Nelson, Katherine Olson, Sally Portman, Griffin Rolander, Emmett Saulnier, Neal Stehling, Nick Walter, Emma Welch and Caraline Zack. Freshmen – Blake Adams, Rebecca Adams, Katherine Arends, Meggie Bailey, Morgan Beck, Elizabeth Deadrick, Wilhelm Dietz, James Donnelly, Claire Foran, Julia Gaburo, Grace Gardner, Karyn Georgilis, Benjamin Gorman, Katherine Hassey, Ella Henning, Karin Long, Maxwell Long, Connor McManus, Katherine Peters, Lea Phillips, Luke Porst, Joe Rolander, Bryan Routt, Olivia Saulnier, Jonathan Saxton,

Maud Schram, McKenzie Shelley, Jane Spooner, Braxton Stricker, Ryan Williams and Kathleen Wray. Sophomores – Stephanie Allen, Elizabeth Arington, Audrey Askam, Sarah Bessey, Conor Coyan, William Degerberg, Haley Fallon, David Finn, Andrew Gorman, Alexander Ljubisavljevic, Whitney Lonnemann, Katherine McGraw, Marilyn Mileham, Emily Moreton, Teddy Murphy, Erin Purcell, Hillary Purcell, Stacy Purcell, Timothy Purcell, Sarah Ries, Julia Rogers, Mackenzie Saffin, Emmie Stehling, Charles Stewart, Emily Taylor, Jordan Walter and Wesley Woodruff. Juniors – Ian Anderson, Claudia Carrelli, Margaret Deadrick, Charlotte Dietz, Megan Fakes, Elliott Faulk, Kiley Flynn, William Foran, Annie Gaburo, Nicole Gauché, Bryan Georgilis, Reed Gerberick, Brian Henning, Megan Holland, Catherine Kauffmann, Elizabeth Laboda-Lyman, Laura Martin, McKenzie Miller, Shelby Miller, Henry Molski, Elizabeth Peters, Virginia Rich, Sydney Riedl, Katrina Slavik, Laura Smith, Hannah Swords, Brennen Warner and Riley Webb. Seniors – Adele Bruggeman, Maxwell Budig, Kiley Cameron, Claire Cascella, Carolyn Coates, Kathryn Cunningham, Sara Dean, Andrew Dilbone, Cecilia Ebelhar, Suzanne Evans, Lauren Ferguson, Lindsey Hake, Leah Hamlin, Scott Herkamp, Andrew Jones, Jillian Kelly, John McKeown, Nicholas Miller, Bennett Nestok, Rose Phillips, Evan Rosson, Amy Sattergren, David Spooner, Nicholas Weaver and Dillon Wilson.

Merit Roll (3.25-3.99 GPA)

Seventh grade – Grace Bales, Scott Barter, Dylan Battison, Laura Bauer, Mason Berger, Jason Brokamp, Sarah Cahall, Payton Coates, Hailey Connor, Sarah Crabtree, Allyson Croll, Keaton Crowley, Alexis Day, Noah Dziedzic, Grace Fening, Garrett Fields, Jack Findley, Grace Fitzgerald, Emma Griffith, Andrew Hamm, Summer Harris, Ariel Harvat, Audrey Helmrich, Alex Hollyday, Allison Howe, Caitlyn Iredale, Natalie Iredale, Caty Jevic, Carter Kemper, Sam Long, Cody Mackey, Scott Mathews, Sam McManus, Eli Miller, Colm O'Donnell, Stefanie Osborn, Dalton Osgood, Luke Parker, John Peck, McKinnon Pennell, Jim Perry, Grant Ramey, Jack Reed, Evelyn Richardson, Samantha Ricketts, Kathryn Robinson, Aaron Routt, Macko Saffin, Alex Schmithorst, Jack Scholtz, Lindsey Seiberling, Sawyer Smith, Braden Stautberg, Cole Stewart, Hali Taylor, Audrey Venderbush, Jonathan White and Brendan Woodruff. Eighth grade – Colin Baker, Paige Barrett, Brenna Biggs, Jennifer Bottom, Polly Brittingham, Chris Comisar, Emery Cowart, Olivia Dierker, Ashley Dockery, Rosie Ecker, Lakmal Ekanayake, Ryan Fine, Allie Frey, Samantha Goheen, Chelsea Hendricks, Kirstyn Hippe, Emily Jackson, Nick Jones, Kelly Kauffmann, Charlie Krafft, Nathan Kuck, Peter Laug, Grace Lehman, Reid Mahorney, Morgan Messeder, Katie Miller, Ali Molski, Claire Mongenas, Ingrid Monge-

nas, Alyssa Nichting, Sydney Priest, Aubrey Reynolds, Madeline Richards, Emily Ryan, Madison Saffin, Kyle Siegrist, Jasmine Slavik, Alexander Swords, Quincy Taylor, Robby Troller, Cliff Wagner, Elizabeth Warren and Elysse Winget. Freshmen – Bridget Bauer, William Bausmith IV, Rachael Colaw, Jessica Davis, Cole DeCamp, Griffin Donnelly, Sarah Eby, Nicholas Fries, Evan Hafley, Lauren Hake, Cassidy Hammond, Alexander Heffner, Scott Hill, Megan Jansson, Megan Keiser, Catherine Kemper, Shelby Krimmer, Alexandra Lynch, Abigail Lynch, Maren Machles, Abigail Mathis, Elizabeth McCracken, Madison Reed, Hanna Reeder, Kaila Roberts, Megan Rucker, Carly Schweier, Lindsey Serraino, Christian Vonder Ahe, Nathan Wagner, Michael Weston, Mallory Widecan and Michael Wirthlin. Sophomores – Barrett Albrecht, Sarah Anderson, Brian Austin, Taylor Bailey, Joel Beeby, Angela Bell, Alexandra Bertke, Paulo Bezerra, Emma Brittingham, Charles Budig, Wesley Carman, Joseph Fenning, Taylor Fields, Leigh Fisher, Daniel Frost, Alyxis Giordullo, Luke Glaser, Andrew Harris, Abigail Hofrichter, Abigail Hurley, Andrew Hyer, Timia Ingram, Jeffrey Jackson, Stephanie Jones, Christian Lehman, Christa Little, Nicholas Luley, Taylor Lyons, Emily Martina, Emily Mehl, Clarissa Moeller, Brooke Parker, George Peck, Justin Peters, Douglas Phillips, Jessica Quigley, Kelsie Rutherford, Timothy Sattergren, Clair Spatt, John Sunday, Alexis Swisher, Chelsea Weaver, Katherine Weiner, Sharee

Whitfield, John Wirthlin, Robert Yingling III, Matthew York and Corey Zech. Juniors – Madison Bishop, Logan Braun, Daniel Carrigan, Michael Carrigan, Joshua Colaw, Piper Donnelly, Sierra Douglas, Reilly Englehart, Christopher Finn, Ellen Finucane, Emily Fitzgerald, Samuel Franer, Carl Freeman, Laura Gardner, Alexander Goheen, Allison Gordon, Christopher Groppe, Andrew Hawkins, Steven Helmrich, Amanda Huskey, Heather Hutchinson, Cooper Jordan, Michael Keller, Courtney Kelly, Timothy Kuck, Jason Lonnemann, Bridget Mahorney, Hannah Mauk, Alyssa Miller, Lauren Neal, Courtney Parish, Caitlyn Reynolds, Emily Richards, Madeline Robb, Andrea Romito, Hannah Sexmith, Michael Srofe, Ashley Thomas, Kali VanSweringen, Maura Weaver, Haley Weber, Katherine Weber, Chelcie Whoberry, Ian Williams, Alexander Wilson, Alexander Wood, Sanam Zahedi and Ceeanna Zulla. Seniors – Emily Asher, Colin Barrett, Mark Bezney, Grant Brendamour, Jarrod Carley, Isaiah Davenport, Gavin Donley, Jonathan Doran, Allison Hanes, Taylor Hatch, Agatha Howland, Joshua Iles, Elizabeth Kupferle, Allison Maggard, Alex Miller, Natalie Peck, Anne Pennell, Ryan Petronio, Sarah Profitt, Lee Rogers, Riley Rogers, Nicholas RoseStamey, Lauren Rucker, Christopher Scheurer, Stuart Simons, Kristine Sipe, Bradley Stewart, Anthony Telgkamp, Robert Wagner, John Welsh, Emma Whitaker, Cole Wilson and Riley York.

SCHOOL NOTES Scholarship

Amy Sattergren of Terrace Park is a recipient of a $1,500 college scholarship awarded at Wright Patterson AFB. A recent graduate of Mariemont High School, Sattergren received the scholarship through the annual Scholarships for Military Children Program which was initiated in 2000 to award scholarships to graduating high school seniors or college Sattergren enrolled-students. The program is open to qualified children of members of the U.S. Armed Services including active duty, retirees and guard/reserves as well as children of deceased military personnel. The daughter of Susan and Craig, Sattergren plans to enroll at Baylor University in the fall.

Class scores big on SATs

Sixteen members (20 percent) of the Seven Hills School class of 2010 have already scored at least one 800 on one section of the SAT or an SAT Subject Test. Ainsley McWilliams of East Walnut Hills scored a perfect 2400 with 800s on the SAT Critical Reading, Math and Writing. Robby Woodworth of Hyde Park scored four 800s on the SAT Math and Writing and SAT Math Level 2 and Physics Subject Tests. Bryan Romaine scored three 800s on the SAT Critical Reading and Math and the SAT Math Level 2 Subject Test. Those who have earned two 800s are: Britt Cyr of East Walnut Hills, Sarah Kloepper of Loveland, Danny Korn of Hyde Park, Kohki Nakafuku of Loveland, Gilbert Pasquale of Kenwood Hills, Walker Schiff of Hyde Park, Josh Wang of Mason and Henry Warrington of East Walnut Hills. Those who have earned one 800 are: Michael Bi of Mason, Josh Dunaway of Anderson Township, Quinn Schweier of Mariemont, Lena Geissler of East Walnut Hills and Shirley Yan of Anderson Township.


People of the year

The Hyde Park Neighborhood Council recently presented the “Hyde Park Person of the Year” award to Ed Suerkamp, right, and “Outstanding Eighth Grade Student” award to Carlile Willett from St. Mary School. Willett has been involved in St. Mary School student council, community service, and is an active member of St. Mary Parish. Suerkamp is also an active St. Mary parishioner.

Robert Cottrell has received a bachelor of arts degree from the College of William and Mary. He is from Terrace Park.

Emily S. Michael has received a bachelor of arts degree in biology, with a specialization in neuroscience, from Boston University. She is from Hyde Park.

Katherine Greiner, daughter of Kathy and Jack Greiner of Hyde Park, graduated from Washington University in St. Louis May 15.

She received a Doctor of Law from the university’s School of Law.

Cassandra M. Gilligan of Oakley and Kevin Owens of Hyde Park recently graduated from Wilmington College. Gilligan received a B.S. in psychology. Owens received a B.A. in business administration and accounting.

Dean’s list

Christopher Keith Greathouse has been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Denison University. She is from Mariemont.


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Gamble back in the fold at Withrow By Mark Chalifoux

After a one-year stint at Fairfield, Doc Gamble is back in charge of the Withrow football program and that has athletic director Darren Braddix excited. “He’s a great coach and did some wonderful things here,” Braddix said. “He really helped us rebuild the program and it’s always exciting to have someone of that caliber come back.” Gamble said the situation at Fairfield changed during his year there as his two biggest supporters, the athletic director and principal, both resigned. “It was tough to be in that situation and it just happened to work out where Withrow was able to offer me the position again,” Gamble said. Gamble said his battery is recharged after a year away and that he never wanted to leave Withrow. “The district had some cuts to make and that made it tough to stay, but everything is worked out now and I’m excited about it,” he said. Getting the players used to


Withrow coach Doc Gamble returns to the program after a one-year stint at Fairfield. doing things the way Gamble does them again is the biggest adjustment, he said. “We’ve got some tools to work with and we have to re-shape attitudes to how I like to see things done,” he said. “The goals haven’t changed, I just have a different way of doing things and we’re getting back to

that.” Gamble brought several new coaches with him to Withrow from Fairfield and he said they are adjusting to the new program. Most of the players already know him and that makes things a little easier, Gamble said. “Some of these guys were upset when I left and being back

seems like a win-win,” he said. Gamble replaces Antonio Davis, who stepped down due to time constraints and will still be an assisant coach for Withrow. Braddix said he expects Gamble to succeed again at Withrow. “I think he’ll continue doing what he’s been doing since he got here. He just has a desire to suc-

ceed and is one of the first people here in the morning and one of the last to leave,” Braddix said. Another positive about Gamble, in the eyes of Braddix, is how dedicated he is to helping players get to the next level, whether it’s at a Division I school or even a junior college. Gamble said that’s his No. 1 goal. “It’s important to continue with your education and move forward, even if you don’t play football,” he said. “You need more than a high school diploma. Things are tough coming from the inner city environment; I just want guys getting educated at a higher level. “There’s more to life than just being from your own neighborhood,” he said. Gamble said that’s one thing that attracts players to the program. “I tell guys if they stick it out and take care of the academics then we’ll find a college for you,” he said. “There’s a college for everybody and not just to play football. Getting into an environment where education is the No. 1 thing is important.”

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Josh McLelland keeps his eyes on the prize while preparing to take a swing at the plate this summer.

Josh McLelland fires the ball toward the plate while spending his first season as a pitcher this summer.

Josh McLelland takes the mound By Anthony Amorini

Josh McLelland’s love for all things athletic is never overshadowed by his cerebral palsy. Despite his condition, the 9year old stepped onto the mound and pitched for his District 5 Knothole team, the Matlock Shockers, this summer. McLelland has played baseball and soccer since he was 5 and started playing basketball this past winter. However, having the spotlight squarely on his shoulders while atop the mound was a new experience for the determined Anderson Township resident. District 5 Knothole also includes teams in the Mariemont and Hyde Park areas. “This was his first year pitching and he was outstanding,” Josh’s father Tim McLelland said. Tim is also a coach for the Shockers. “He was striking kids out like crazy. “I can’t describe the way it makes me feel. We are just awful-


Ginger McLelland gets an opportunity to hold her son Josh, born eight weeks premature and weighing just over 3 pounds, in July of 2000. ly proud of him,” Tim added. Josh will soon be a fourth-grader at Sherwood Elementary School. “I think it’s an inspiring thing for the other kids to see someone like Josh persevering,” Tim said. “It gives them all hope.” Hope has never been difficult to muster for Josh. At birth, Josh was eight weeks premature and weighed just over three pounds. Suffering from scar tissue in his

brain likely caused by a stroke inutero, Josh was diagnosed with a mild form of cerebral palsy at age 2. Josh developed a limp with his left foot and was fitted with a brace. “The doctors told us his motor skills and mobility would be behind other children his age,” Tim remembered. But Josh wasn’t buying it. When the rest of his friends were learning how to ride a bike without training wheels at age 5, Josh demanded he be treated the same. “I was concerned at first. I didn’t want him to be terribly upset if he couldn’t do it,” Tim recollected. Josh took off on his own, training-wheel free, following three weeks of practice after powering through numerous cuts and bruises. “The smile on his face was incredible,” Tim said. “He just got better and better and now he flies around the neighborhood.” Ginger McLelland, Josh’s mother, knows her son will wear a brace on his left foot for his entire

life. Josh suffers from painful muscle cramps and blisters from his brace. But Ginger also knows nothing is going to hold Josh back, least of all a piece of plastic on his foot, she said. “He has an overwhelming desire to be just like everyone else. He never stops trying and he has such a good attitude,” Ginger said. “We never had the heart to put limitations on him and I’m glad we didn’t. “He’s been successful at everything he’s tried to do. I can’t imagine being more proud of him,” Ginger added. Josh will pitch again next summer after playing goalie for his soccer team in the fall and shooting hoops in the winter. All the while, Tim hopes other children battling similar challenges are watching. “He has to work harder than other kids and he knows it,” Tim said. “(Children with disabilities) can accomplish anything if they want to and Josh proves it to them.”

SIDELINES Soccer camp in Terrace Park

The Ohio South Youth Soccer Association will offer a soccer camp for boys and girls ages 5 to 17 from 5:30 p.m.-8:30

p.m., Monday, Aug. 10, to Friday, Aug. 14, at Drackett Field in Terrace Park. The camp is led by Jack Hermans, a former professional

soccer player and head coach for the Xavier University men’s soccer team. Cost is $79. Register online at or call 576-9555.

Bicycle riders will pedal more than 300 miles from Cleveland to Cincinnati in the American Cancer Society’s third annual Pan Ohio Hope Ride from July 30 to Aug. 2, to benefit the Society’s Hope Lodge program and other services. The Pan Ohio Hope Ride includes overnight stays at some of Ohio’s beautiful college campuses. Cyclists of all skill levels will enjoy a mix of scenic by-way, country roads and spectacular trails. Portions of the route will include challenge options for the more experienced. The ride includes all meals, rest stops and full support from mechanics and safety personnel. This year’s ride will pass through the following cities: • July 30 – Cleveland, Lakewood, Strongsville, Medina, Smithville, Wooster (78 miles) • July 31 – Wooster, Millersburg, Mt. Vernon, Hartford, Westerville (96 miles) • Aug. 1 – Westerville, Dublin, Plumwood, Springfield (61 miles) • Aug. 2 – Springfield, Xenia, Morrow, Loveland, Milford, Newtown, Mariemont, Hyde Park, Cincinnati (84 miles) Riders can participate in one, two, three or all four days of the tour. Participating cyclists give a $150 registration fee. They are provided with tips to reach individual fund-raising goals. Cyclists and rest stop volunteers may sign up for the event by visiting or by calling the American Cancer Society toll free at 888-227-6446, ext. 1222. The Pan Ohio Hope Ride raises money and awareness for American Cancer Society programs such as its Hope Lodges, which provide no-cost lodging for cancer patients and their caregivers who must travel to a different city for treatment. Hope Lodges in Cleveland and Cincinnati have saved millions of dollars in hotel costs for guests who traveled to those two cities for cancer treatment. To learn more about each of the two Hope Lodges, visit and



Are you worried about a possible worsening of the swine flu pandemic this fall and winter? Why or why not? “Honestly, I’m not worried about a possible worsening of the swine flu this fall and winter, because worrying won’t do a darn thing to avert the crisis, if indeed it does happen, though I hope it doesn’t. “I’m more worried about the damage being done to the structures of our country, like banking, the auto industry, and health care, by an ambitious narcissist who has no idea of the long-term negative effects that his unchecked meddling will produce.” Bill B. “No, I’m not worried about swine flu going pandemic. This issue is already being engineered as something that will happen. “Fear and anxiety is being generated by officials to promote experimental, toxic, filler-laden vaccinations as the weapon of choice. CDC labs can only test 100 flu samples/day and they don’t count any death unless its own lab confirms the infection. “Pandemics are a regular feature of life on earth, and they occur with surprising regularity throughout world history. “There are common-sense recommendations for avoiding and treating the flu. Do your research and stay calm.” K.D. “H1N1 (swine) flu should be a concern for all of us regardless of age or place in life. Last spring’s start-up was mild in comparison to what the experts are predicting for fall season. “I think we continue our personal missions to wash hands often and encourage those people experiencing symptoms to stay away from schools, churches and the workplace. It is all of our responsibilities to be vaccinated and stay informed. “We need to help each other during yet another tough time in our history.” E.E.C.

Next question What do you like and dislike about the health care proposals currently before Congress? 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. “Various flu strains kill hundreds of thousands of people every year and will continue to do so regardless of media panic. “I’m not worried about the swine variety any more than the typical strains. We’ll take our usual precautions, like washing our hands and avoiding kissing pigs.” P.C.

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 is obviously not working. Obama said we had to do it right away so that the unemployment rate would not go above 8 percent. Yet we are currently at 9.5 percent and certainly willl head north of 10 percent very soon. “But that should not surprise anybody, since, as the Republicans correctly pointed out, very little of the spending was planned to occur right away. Incredibly, most of the almost $800 million was not even budgeted for this fiscal year! How could they possibly think that would jumpstart the economy in 2009? “The only thing this is ‘stimulating’ is tired old liberal programs that they have wanted to implement for years and Democrat donors and special interest groups who will be the recipients of most of this money. “The stimulus needs to be reworked immediately into tax cuts for individuals and small businesses, which create most of our jobs. That money will then get put into the economy and stop this current slide.” T.H.


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 740-3541440. In Washington, D.C.: 238 Cannon Building, Washington, D.C., 20515; phone 202-2253164; 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:

U.S. Sen. George Voinovich

In Cincinnati, write: 36 E. Seventh St., 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


State Rep. Tyrone Yates

33rd District includes parts of Columbia Township, parts of Cincinnati, Deer Park, Sil-

verton and parts of Sycamore Township. Locally: 2200 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati 45206; phone 281-5474. In Columbus: House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 11th floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-6111; phone 614-466-1308; fax 7193587. E-mail:

State Rep. Peter Stautberg

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

State Rep. Ron Maag

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

State Sen. Robert Schuler





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July 22 question

7th District includes most of eastern Hamilton County and all of Warren County. Locally: 3648 Jeffrey Court, Cincinnati, 45236. Phone: 792-0702. In Columbus: Ohio Senate Building, Room No. 221, 2nd floor, Columbus, Ohio, 432154276. 614-466-9737. E-mail:




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Takeover of health care is not reform The United States is home to the best doctors and hospitals in the world. We are blessed to be living in a country on the forefront of cutting-edge, life-saving technology and pharmaceuticals. Unfortunately, the rapid advances in medical care and treatment that we have seen over the past few decades have come with a steep price tag. Ever-increasing costs of medical coverage have left many Americans without access to the life-saving treatment many of us take for granted. President Obama is correct when he says the costs associated with our current health care system are unsustainable. Too many Ohio families cannot afford health-care coverage and too many Ohio employers are struggling to provide coverage for their employees. As costs for coverage continue to climb, the quality of the coverage we have continues to decline. Having insurance that doesn’t pay much is little comfort to those who rely on coverage when it is needed. There is broad support in Congress for reforms that will increase competition, make coverage more affordable for families and individuals, ensure coverage for preexisting conditions and allow individuals to retain their health care when changing jobs. Unfortunately, the health care reform bill that Speaker Pelosi will bring to the House floor in the near future will actually increase the cost of health care coverage, mandates a government take over, force people out of their current coverage and lead to the loss of millions of jobs. Under the speaker’s plan, the federal government would establish minimum coverage requirements for acceptable health plans. Individuals will be required to be covered. If you choose not to obtain coverage or cannot afford

coverage, you will be penalized 2.5 percent of your Modified Adjusted Gross Income. Employers with a payroll exceeding Jean $250,000 will Schmidt be required to Community provide acceptcoverage to Press guest able all of their columnist employees. Those who choose not to provide coverage or cannot afford to do so, will be penalized 8 percent of their payroll costs. According to the non-partisan Lewin Group, these provisions will cause 114 million individuals to lose their current health coverage. The Congressional Budget Office has concluded all the changes to our health care system will cost almost $1.3 trillion – at a minimum. To pay these costs, the speaker proposes to impose a surcharge on individuals earning more than $280,000. Unfortunately, of taxpayers who file in the top income brackets, more than half are small businesses filing as individuals. According to the National Association of Manufacturers, 68 percent of manufacturers file as individuals and they have an average payroll of $570,000. Using a formula developed by President Obama’s own economic advisers, these tax increases will lead to the loss of 4.7 million jobs. At a time when our economy is in the throes of a deep recession and Ohio’s unemployment rate has topped 11 percent, we should be working to increase employment and actually lower the costs of health care coverage. This plan does the opposite. In fact, in recent congressional testimony, the director of the Congres-

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Ozone: One gas, many layers Ozone is very much a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde case. It is simply a gas, with the same scientific make-up at all times. However, its location in the atmosphere causes it to take on very different properties. The results are either very helpful or very harmful to health and the environment. The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) wants the region’s two million citizens to know why ozone gas is a big concern. First, there is the Dr. Jekyll of ozone: stratospheric ozone. This could also be known as the “good” type of ozone. Found anywhere from six to 30 miles above the Earth’s surface, stratospheric ozone acts as a natural shield, protecting earth from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. This type of ozone is imperative for life on earth. Unfortunately, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, levels of the stratospheric ozone have been depleted and have caused a variety of problems including an increase in health concerns such as skin cancer, and environmental concerns such as crop depletion. With stratospheric ozone, preservation and protection are key, unlike its counterpart. Although the other type ozone has the exact same chemical

makeup, the Mr. Hyde of ozone has a different effect on the environment. This form of ozone is known as ground-level ozone. Emily As the name Feldman suggests, this it is found in the Community air closest to the Press guest Earth’s surface. columnist G r o u n d - l e v e l ozone is one of the main components in smog, a harmful kind of air pollution. Smog is created through chemical reactions when emissions, such as those from vehicles and industry, react with sunlight or heat, making this a major problem during the summer. Smog poses a serious risk to both humans and the environment. Research from the EPA has shown it can decrease the lungs’ working capacity, causing shortness of breath, wheezing, chest pain and coughing. It can also cause eye and nose irritation and reduce the body’s ability to fight infection. Longterm exposure to smog can permanently scar lung tissue and lead to emphysema, bronchitis and asthma. Furthermore, ground-level ozone is harmful to the environment because it damages crops,

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trees and other vegetation. Because of their harmful effects, ground-level ozone and smog are monitored throughout the Greater Cincinnati region. When high levels of ozone are expected in the presence of sunlight or high temperatures, a smog alert is issued to warn individuals. During the warmer months, it is important to pay attention to local media outlets to find out when a smog alert is in effect. Those who have an increased interest can also call 1-800-621SMOG to sign up for smog alert notification when an alert is issued. There are things everyone can do to protect the region from pollution before a smog alert is issued. OKI outlines many simple changes that can help cut down on the harmful emissions that lead to ground-level ozone and smog. Some of these tips include carpooling, riding a bike or walking, refueling and using gasoline-powered lawn equipment after 8 p.m., maintaining vehicles, conserving electricity and spreading the word to others. More information and additional tips to reduce air pollution can be found by visiting or by calling 1-800621-SMOG (7664). Emily Feldman is a clean air assistant at the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments.



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From veterinary care to timely vaccinations—and clean and comfortable living conditions to plenty of fresh food and water—healthy, well-cared-for flocks and herds are essential to livestock farming. That’s why it comes as no surprise that Ohio livestock farmers go above and beyond to make sure their animals receive the best possible care.

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Hair stylist Lisa Bunch is owner of the Moda Salon in Fairfax. Bunch is carrying on a family tradition. Her father is also a hair stylist.

Stylist welcomes opportunity to be creative Hair stylist Lisa Bunch has improved her technique since giving a pet cat a reverse Mohawk-style haircut as a youngster. She is now the owner of the Moda Salon in Fairfax. Now in her forties, Bunch has cut hair since age 10. For her, it’s carrying on a family tradition. Her father, Ed, is also a hair stylist and owner of Snips in Madeira. He also cuts hair at the Moda Salon with his daughter. “My friends would say, “Your dad cuts hair, why don’t you?’” said Bunch. “I was scalping people at an early age,” she joked. Bunch opened the Moda Salon four years ago. The salon not only provides hair cutting services, but also coloring, highlighting and waxing. Bunch said she enjoys being a stylist because of the creativity that is involved. “I especially like it when (customers) come in and say do what looks good,” she said. “I like to be able to work with someone on their hair styles.” A Fairfax resident,

Moda Salon

3728 Lonsdale Ave. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and by appointment on Monday. The salon is closed Sunday and Tuesday. Walk-ins are accepted, but appointments are preferred. For details, call 561-5556. Bunch said she likes the small community atmosphere in the area. “People here are very friendly,” she said. Bunch also works as a server at the Go Bananas Comedy Club. Although Bunch said she is wary to try and tell jokes herself, she said she likes the atmosphere of the comedy club. “You’re always laughing,” she said. “Laughter helps you stay young.” The Moda Salon is located at 3728 Lonsdale Ave. For information, call 5615556. By Forrest Sellers. Send your “Small Business Spotlight” suggestions to espangler@






Cook welcomes opportunity to share By Forrest Sellers

For Kim Girling cooking is a cultural tradition. A native of Vietnam, Girling, 35, said she and her peers were expected to learn cooking at an early Recipes age. available “Growing The up ( ing) is part cookbook is currently of your life,” available for free at all she said. Bigg’s locations. One of her culinary creations, summer rolls called Vietnamese Goi Cuon, is featured in the new MomsLikeMe cookbook, which is available free at Bigg’s. “It’s creative because you roll it by hand (and) you can put (in) the ingredients you like,” she said. She said the Vietnamese summer roll, which she serves as an appetizer, was a recipe passed down through her family. She said she learned quite a few recipes from her mother and grandmother. Girling, who lives in Columbia Tus-


Kim Girling, shown here promoting, is a participant in the new MomsLikeMe cookbook. Her recipe is for summer rolls, Vietnamese Goi Cuon. culum, said she also learned a lot about cooking by preparing meals for her family. She said she considers participating

in the cookbook an honor. “I like to share things with people (about) my culture and background,” she said.

THINGS TO DO Fall into Wonderland

Fallen Players are presenting “All That’s in Wonderland” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at Madisonville Arts Center, 5021 Whetsel Ave., Madisonville. It is a modern re-imaging of Lewis Carol’s “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass.” The cost is $7. The play runs through Aug. 1. Call 271-8600.

Story time

Joseph-Beth Booksellers is hosting the story time “Have You Ever Tickled a Tiger?” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 31, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Norwood. Author Betsy Snyder presents baby story time from her book “Have You Ever Tickled a Tiger?” Call 396-8960.

Carillon concert

The village of Mariemont is hosting Summer Carillon Concerts at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, with Lollipop and Balloon Concert children’s program, at Mary M. Emery Carillon, Pleasant Street, Mariemont. The event features Richard

D. Gegner, carillonneur. 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. The event is free. Call 271-8519.

Oakley after hours

Oakley Community Council is hosting Oakley After Hours from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Madison Road Corridor, Madison Road, Oakley. The event features special sales, gallery openings, entertainment, local bands and happy-hour pricing at participating restaurants. The event is free. Call 533-9039.

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Julian Brown, 5, of Hyde Park, and camp buddy Olivia Pesci of Indian Hill at the Independence day celebration.

Center celebrates Independence Day

Stepping Stones Center celebrates Independence every day with programs helping children and adults with disabilities become more independent. But the celebration gets even bigger in July, when Stepping Stones Center combines its celebration of personal independence with the nation’s spirit of freedom. Stepping Stones throws a free Independence Day picnic for all camp participants, volunteers, staff and their families. More than 100 children a day attend the day camp

programs for children with disabilities at Stepping Stones Center in Indian Hill. July 2 was a free camp day and party for children who have attended any of the day camp programs, and for their families and caregivers and the camp staff and volunteers. Campers and volunteers enjoyed camp activities including decorating wagons and wheelchairs for the camp parade when they were joined by families and caregivers. This year the Rotary Club of Cincinnati provided

a tethered hot air balloon ride in the field near Stepping Stones’ Red Bird Lake. Bob Rhodenbaugh, Kenwood, owner of Balloon Adventures, and his pilot, Tim Bell of Anderson Township helped a steady stream of children into the balloon that rose high over the heads of their friends. The Independence Day parade and picnic has become a tradition at Stepping Stones Center, which was founded in 1963 as Greater Cincinnati’s first summer day camp for children with disabilities.


For information on programs or to volunteer, contact Stepping Stones Center at 831-4660 or Camp volunteers are needed throughout the summer. Volunteers should be 13 and older (or 12 and going into the eighth grade). Training is provided. The agency’s main fundraiser is the Bloom Garden Party Aug. 29 at Stepping Stones Center in Indian Hill. Tickets are $125 per person. For information, call Stepping Stones at 8314660.

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Paint Your Own Pottery Class, 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. Short lesson followed by pottery painting. Wide range of mugs, plates, bowls and more available. $7.50-$40. Registration required. 871-2529. Oakley.


Senoritas & Margaritas, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Latitudes, 7426 Beechmont Ave., Suite 201. Drink and food specials available. Free. Presented by Cincy Chic. Anderson Township.


iCAN Job Search Success, 9 a.m. Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave. Powerful Job Search Language for your job search and career and create effective online presence. $195. Reservations required. Presented by ProTrain True North. 825-1555. Hyde Park.


Mix it Up for Muscular Dystrophy Association, 5 p.m. Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 7500 Beechmont Ave. Includes sampling of new appetizers and one of three signature drinks. Ages 21 and up. Benefits Muscular Dystrophy Association. $15. 233-0999. Anderson Township.


Allan Winkler, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author discusses and signs “To Everything There is a Season: Pete Seeger and the Power of Song.” 396-8960. Norwood.


All That’s in Wonderland, 7:30 p.m. Madisonville Arts Center, 5021 Whetsel Ave. Modern re-imaging of Lewis Caroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass.” $7. Presented by Fallen Players. Through Aug. 1. 271-8600. Madisonville. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 3 1


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


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


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.


Have You Ever Tickled a Tiger?, 10:30 a.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author Betsy Snyder presents baby story time from her book “Have You Ever Tickled a Tiger?” 396-8960. Norwood.


Crosby, Stills and Nash, 8 p.m. PNC Pavilion at Riverbend, 6295 Kellogg Ave. $79.50, $59.50, $42.50. 800-745-3000. Anderson Township.


Murder Mystery Dinner, 6:30 p.m. “Curse of the Circus Train.” Sweetwine Banquet Center at the Vineyard, 600 Nordyke Road. $33.50. Reservations required, available online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Aug. 21. 521-7275. Anderson Township. All That’s in Wonderland, 7:30 p.m. Madisonville Arts Center, 271-8600. Madisonville.


Coney Island, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Rides open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Coney Island, 232-8230. Anderson Township. Wetland Adventure Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Woodland Mound, 521-7275. Anderson Township.


Oakley After Hours, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Madison Road Corridor, Madison Road. Special sales, gallery openings, entertainment, local bands and happy hour pricing at participating restaurants. Free. Presented by Oakley Community Council. 533-9039. Oakley. River Downs Live Thoroughbred Racing, 1:20 p.m.-6 p.m. Bud Select Friday, 3-6 p.m. River Downs, 232-8000. Anderson Township. River Downs RaceBook Simulcast, 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. River Downs, 232-8000. Anderson Township. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 1


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.


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.


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.


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.


Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, 8 p.m. Rodgers and Hammerstein Spectacular. Erich Kunzel, conductor. Kathleen Brett, soprano; Aaron Lazar, tenor; Daniel Narducci, baritone. May Festival Summer Chorus directed by Robert Porco. Cincinnati Children’s Choir directed by Robyn Lana. $20.50-$47; ages 6-12 $12.50 pavilion; Lawn $18, free ages 12 and under. Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave. Presented by Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. 381-3300. Anderson Township.


All That’s in Wonderland, 7:30 p.m. Madisonville Arts Center, 271-8600. Madisonville.


Coney Island, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Rides open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Coney Island, 232-8230. Anderson Township. Wetland Adventure Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Woodland Mound, 521-7275. Anderson Township.

CPR Class, 8 a.m.-noon, Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Includes book. With members of the Anderson Township Fire and Rescue Department. Participants receive a two-year certification. $25. Registration required. 688-8084. Anderson Township.


The Blue Birds, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill, 871-1820. Columbia Tusculum.


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training is hosting the Team in Training Meeting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at The Running Spot, 1993 Madison Road, O’Bryonville. Learn more about Team In Training. Meet past participants, coaches, cancer survivors and Team In Training staff members. The meeting is free. Call 361-2100.


Michael Robert, 6 p.m. First Baptist Church of Newtown, 6944 Main St. Christian recording artist performs. 561-5213. Newtown.


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.


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Anderson Center Bridal Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Featuring more than 37 wedding vendors to help you plan. Fashion shows at noon and 2 p.m. Tours of facility available. Free. 6888400. Anderson Township. S U N D A Y, A U G . 2


Always on a Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. With Jonpaul Smith. Miller Gallery, 2715 Erie Ave. Summer series of artist’s mini-shows. Through Aug. 16. 871-4420. Hyde Park.


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


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


Hyde Park Farmers Market, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Preserve the Harvest with Val Taylor. Music by Larry Ford. U.S. Bank Hyde Park, 3424 Edwards Road. Local produce and farm goods, gourmet foods and more. Presented by Hyde Park Farmers’ Market. 5613151. Hyde Park. Newtown Farm Market, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Newtown Farm Market, 561-2004. Newtown.


Happy Hour, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The Stand, 8715006. Mount Lookout.


Summer Carillon Concerts, 7 p.m. Lollipop and Balloon Concert children’s program. Richard D. Gegner, 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. 271-8519. Mariemont.

Coney Island, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Rides open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Coney Island, 232-8230. Anderson Township. Wetland Adventure Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Woodland Mound, 521-7275. Anderson Township.

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River Downs Live Thoroughbred Racing, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. River Downs, 232-8000. Anderson Township. River Downs RaceBook Simulcast, 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. River Downs, 232-8000. Anderson Township. M O N D A Y, A U G . 3


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Eastside Yardwaste Recycling Drop-Off Site, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 9467734. Newtown.



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.


Buttons and Bows Round Dance Club, 7:30 p.m. Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Phase III-IV round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $5. 929-2427. Anderson Township.


Choreographed Ballroom Dance Class, 7 p.m. Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha, rumba, tango and more. Beginners welcome. $5. 929-2427. Anderson Township.



Tom Wilson, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author and illustrator discusses and signs “Zig-Zagging: Loving Madly, Losing Badly-How Ziggy Saved my Life.” 3968960. Norwood.

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




Irresistible Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Graeter’s, 721-3323. Cherry Grove. Irresistible Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Graeter’s, 721-3323. Hyde Park. Irresistible Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Graeter’s, 721-3323. Mariemont.


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.

National Night Out, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Madisonville Recreation Center, 5320 Stewart Road. Community bicentennial celebration. Musical entertainment, food, booths offering child fingerprint and ID program, information on bike helmet safety, parks and recreation activities, youth employment and educational opportunities and more. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Police Department, District Two. 460-5060. Madisonville.

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Comets & Meteors, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place. University of Cincinnati Communiversity class for lifelong learners interested in universe around them. $18. Registration required. 556-6932. Mount Lookout.


Movies in the Park, 8 p.m. “Hotel for Dogs.” 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 Sophie Kinsella, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author discusses “Twenties Girl” via WebCam. 3968960. Norwood.



Preschool Story Time with Miss Gail, 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road. 731-2665. Oakley.


Coney Island, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Rides open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Coney Island, 232-8230. Anderson Township. Wetland Adventure Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Woodland Mound, 521-7275. Anderson Township.


Coney Island, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Rides open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Coney Island, 232-8230. Anderson Township. Wetland Adventure Wet Playground, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Woodland Mound, 521-7275. Anderson Township.


Cardio Tennis, 9:30 a.m. Weekly through Sept. 11. Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road. Combines tennis skills and drills with racquet pro and certified private trainer. Ages 18 and up. $150. Registration recommended. 527-4000. Fairfax.


The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company puts on the comedy about a man who really likes the thought of getting married in “Engaged.” It is July 30-Aug. 2 and Aug. 6-9, at the company, 719 Race St., downtown. Tickets are $20-$26. Call 513-3812273 or visit

Shelter Dog Adoptathon, noon-6 p.m. PetSmart Oakley, 3401 Alamo Ave. Adoptable dogs and puppies. Presented by Grant County Animal Shelter. 859-824-9403. Oakley.


Macy’s Music Festival Cincinnati will be held at Paul Brown Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 31 and Saturday, Aug. 1. Fantasia, pictured, Anita Baker, John Legend, Robin Thicke and more are scheduled to perform. For tickets, visit


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Summertime and the living is ‌ ? I wouldn’t be surprised if Psalm 23 was written in summertime. You know how it goes, “He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he refreshes my soul.â€? Summer invites tranquility, feeling at one with nature, choosing some positive and relaxing times in our lives. Here are some of the lessons of summer. Slow down: “There is more to life than increasing its speed,â€? said Gandhi. Most of us moderns feel obsessively driven. We stay on the treadmill all year long. We fear the silence of solitude or experience a certain personal guilt if our list of expectations isn’t accomplished immediately. Contemplative monk Thomas Merton considered excessive busyness a way of doing violence

to ourselves, “There is a pervasive form of contemporary violence ‌ and that is activism and overwork. The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to want to help everyone in everything, is to succumb to violence. It destroys our own inner capacity for peace.â€? Summertime is freneticisms antidote. It’s the time for which hammocks and lawn chairs were made, bicycles, tree-lined walking paths, picnic baskets and the song lyrics “slow down, you move too fast, you gotta make the morning last.â€? Notice: St. Benedict, the monk who founded the Benedictine Order, had a novel approach to

help his novices live in the present moment – which is the only place we really live. During their novitiate he asked them to temporarily take a special vow – Fidelity To The Present Moment. It meant a deliberate, concentrated giving of attention to what is immediately before you. “Age quod agis,� in Latin, “Do what you are doing.� He wanted them to notice and feel even the mundane. If washing dishes, notice the look and feel of the swirling soapy water, the sound, the smoothness, the comforting circular motion of their hand. This vow of attention required them to let go of the tendency of trying to do multiple things at once (no praise for multitaskers), of acting thoughtlessly, or to live in the past and worry over the

future. The present moment has a fullness all its own. Take off your shoes: Literally and figuratively summer says “Take off your shoes and walk in the grass, feel the earth on which you live, take a deep breath. Life’s too short for tight shoes. Loosen up and stop frowning. Touch the earth, the trees and flowers. At least for awhile resign as General Manager of The Universe.� Many burdens we carry are not even ours to carry. Summertime says “Take that load off your shoulders and let me refresh you.� Enjoy: That’s what the table server says as he or she places our food before us, “Enjoy!� We like the invitation. God says the same thing as he spreads before us the smorgasbord of life that Genesis says he found so good. One of my favorite prayers in a

Sunday Mass says: Father Lou “Lord, open Guntzelman our eyes to see your hand at Perspectives work in the splendor of creation and in the beauty of human life. Touched by your hand, our world is holy. Help us to cherish the gifts that surround us, to share your blessings with our brothers and sisters, and to experience the joy of life in your presence.� To which I say a great, “Amen!� Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

Make sure debt is yours before you pay it During these tough economic times many people are faced with unpaid debts. In addition to bills you truly owe, you may also be hit with collection letters from companies who just hope you’ll pay. Some of these are socalled Zombie debts, those more than seven years old that have been sold to debt collection companies. Such bills often don’t belong to you, but are sent anyway because so many years have gone by and people have moved. Nancy Beasley of Sharonville got such a bill

for a debt dating back to 1994. “I went to the Web site of the bill collection comHoward Ain pany and Hey Howard! there’s no Web site listed. All I found were links to complaints,� she said. This bill collector wanted Beasley to pay more than $2,000, for a bill belonging to a company of which she never heard.

“So I called the company and told them and they said they would erase the debt. I just want other people to be aware of these letters coming out,� Beasley said. Clara E. Martin of Anderson Township also got a collection letter for a debt that’s four years old. It was for an unpaid parking lot fee. But, upon close examination she found the license number for the car listed never belonged to her. “If they had the correct license number then I would say, ‘Well, this could possibly be something legitimate.’ But it’s not,� she

If you feel the debt is not yours, tell the bill collector in writing to provide proof it belongs to you. Do not admit the debt is yours unless you are sure. said. Although she wrote the bill collector and disputed the bill, it didn’t seem to make any difference. “Just recently I received another letter from them. This letter is not different than the first one, so this is not in response to what I wrote,� Martin said.

So I told Martin to send another letter to the bill collector saying she doesn’t owe the debt – and send the letter by registered mail so they have to sign for it. That way you have proof they received it. She did that and has not heard from them again. Under the Fair Debt Col-

lection Practices Act you need to send such a letter to protect your rights. If you feel the debt is not yours, tell the bill collector in writing to provide proof it belongs to you. Do not admit the debt is yours unless you are sure. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints and questions weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.




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Chocolate ’chips’ in to elevate zucchini bread

I’ve been picking my Italian round zucchini, my Lebanese zucchini and my regular zucchini every day. I’ll make stuffed zucchini for supper tonight and if I have time, a chocolate zucchini bread. I wanted to share that recipe since it’s a little different than the norm.

Let me know how you like it. It’s a cross between a bread and a cake, so either name is appropriate.

11⁄2 cups shredded zucchini 1 cup flour 1 ⁄2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 ⁄4 teaspoon baking pow-


⁄2 cup sugar ⁄2 cup light brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 ⁄4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9-by-5 loaf pan. Set aside shredded zucchini. Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking

until combined. Fold in chips. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 55 to 65 minutes. Place on wire rack to cool 10 minutes, then remove and finish cooling.

Mary Simon’s Catalina dip

From Rose Kutschbach – her mom’s recipe, an alltime favorite. “Mom passed away in ’95 but memories will always be there for us,” she told me. Well said! 1 pound cream cheese, softened 16 oz. Catalina salad dressing Garlic salt to taste

Mix with mixer until smooth and creamy, but thick consistency. Use vegetables, crackers, chips or pretzels for dipping.

Baked pasta and chicken

I made this for the grandkids and they (and the adults) loved it.

Chocolate zucchini bread/cake



⁄4 teaspoon salt ⁄2 to 3⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 ⁄4 teaspoon allspice 1 ⁄2 cup canola oil 1

From an anonymous reader. I haven’t tried this yet but it looks delicious.

powder, salt, cinnamon, and allspice. Set aside. Beat oil, sugars, eggs, and vanilla until well blended and fold in zucchini. Add flour mixture, mixing just

2 cups whole wheat or regular pastina (or any short pasta) Olive oil 2 chicken breasts, cut up – a good 3 cups or so 1 nice onion, chopped – about 11⁄2 cups 2-3 teaspoons garlic or bit more to taste 28 oz. diced tomatoes with juice

3 cups mozzarella Parsl e y , chopped S a l t and pepper to taste


Heikenfeld To p ping: Rita’s kitchen 1 cup bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese mixed Butter or substitute Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cook pasta until just tender, about five minutes. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile, film bottom of pan with olive oil over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for a couple of minutes. Add onions and garlic, stirring to combine, and cook until onions are soft and chicken is cooked, about five minutes. Put into bowl with pasta. Add tomatoes, mozzarella, parsley, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Put in sprayed casserole. Sprinkle crumb mixture on top, dot with small bits of butter. Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

*Water vs. Juice for kids in sports: For Bill, a Northeast Suburban Life reader, whose kids are playing sports. Hydration is para-


Two unusual zucchini: Lebanese and Italian round. mount. If an activity lasts less than one hour, water is fine. If it lasts 60 to 90 minutes or longer, a 6 to 8 percent carbohydrate sports drink or diluted fruit juice (to dilute juice from concentrate – and try to use 100 percent juice – use at least twice the water recommended) is good. * Information from “The Official Snack Guide for Beleaguered Sports Parents” which yours truly, along with three talented colleagues, wrote!

Coming soon

Boccone Dolce for Jean Jimmy Gherardi’s not so Hidden Valley Ranch dressing Tink’s Blueberry Buckle Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

REUNIONS Lloyd Memorial High School Class of 1974 – is having its 35th class reunion Friday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 2. The class will meet at 5:15 p.m., in front of the high school for a tour of the school at 5:30 p.m. A party at Florence Nature Park will follow from 6-11:30 p.m., rain or shine. Cost is $4 per person. Classmates and guests are welcome, and should bring their own drinks, coolers and a snack to share. From 7-11 p.m., Aug. 1, will be the reunion with dancing at Brodnick Hall at St. Timothy Church in Union. Cost is $25 per person. Beer is $1, but soft drinks are included. Live music by Power House and a hot meal. At 10:30 a.m., Aug. 2, will be Christian Fellowship at the Railroad Park in Erlanger, led be classmates Scott Denham and Larry Bubb. Contact Debbie Schneider at 513-977-3035 or email


Princeton Class of 1999– will be having its 10-year reunion. Classmates will meet 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Sharon Woods. Contact info for the committee is as follows: Kelli Martin, 678-516-6460; Will Munn, 513227-4481; Anna Dickson, 917605-4579; Rhonda Bristol, 513602-2891. Christman Family Reunion and Pig Roast – to be conducted Saturday, Aug. 8, on the 98-year-old Christman farm at 1955 Ethelynn Lane, Goshen. Come after 1 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and a covered dish, and something to keep it hot or cold as dinner isn’t until 4-5 p.m. Drinks and tableware will be

provided. There will be games, swimming and a lot of time for visiting. Call Bill Christman at 7222870, Dick Christman at 2575811 or Bob Christman at 7223103. New Richmond High School Class of 1999 – will have its 10-year reunion at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1, at Great Scott in Amelia. RSVP to and join the group on Facebook and MySpace. Amelia High School Class of 1984 – is having its 25th year reunion from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, with a picnic at Sycamore Park in Batavia ( rk+map+8x11.pdf). Admission is free. Classmates should bring their own lunch. Afterward, food and spirits are planned at Great Scotts ( from 6 p.m. to close. Separate tabs are available. RSVP to Wini Foster at 866-433-7543, or e-mail Glen Este High School Class of 1979 – The Glen Este High School Class of 1979 reunion committee is planning its 30-year reunion for Aug. 8 at the Eastgate Holiday Inn. Any classmates interested in attending the reunion should contact Kelly Clements Blom at or 513-9320164 with your name, e-mail address (please put “Reunion” in as your subject), mailing address and telephone number. Princeton High School Class of 1974 – Is planning a 35th class reunion for Saturday, Aug. 8, at

the Fairfield Banquet and Convention Center. Pricing is $85 per couple or $45 for a single if the tickets are bought before July 1. After that date, a couple is $95 and singles are $50. For more information, e-mail Debbie (Owens) Fuson at Taylor High School Class of 1989 – The 1989 graduating class of Taylor High School is conducting its 20-year reunion at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8, at The Madison, 740 Madison Ave., Covington, Ky. Cost is $45 per person, and dinner will be served. Come out for an evening of catching up with old friends, dancing, eating, drinking and having fun. Amelia High School Class of 1989 – The 1989 senior class of Amelia High School is conducting its 20th class reunion Aug. 9 at Coney Island’s Moonlight Pavilion. If you are a member of the class or know of anyone who is, contact Connie Weisenborn-Heilman at Connie or at 513-752-7390. St. Dominic Class of 1988 – is having a reunion from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at St. Dominic. Email Angela (Fischer) Seiter at for information or to register. Norwood High School Class of 1979 – Is conducting its 30-year reunion from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Aug. 15, at the Blue Ash Banquet Center. For information, contact Karen (Faulkner) Parker at 513351-6616 or e-mail her at




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July 29, 2009

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More than 80,000 used books, CDs, DVDs, sets and more will be available to the public as The Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County hosts its summer warehouse sale from Aug. 13-16 at 8456 Vine St., Hartwell. “We offer hardback and paperback fiction in every genre: general fiction, mystery, horror, romance, science fiction and westerns,� said Anne Keller, Friends’ executive director. “Our non-fiction collection covers a wide array of topics, such as art, biography, business, cooking, educational material, health and fitness, home improvement, military history and travel, just to name a few. We offer an extensive collection of children’s books also.� Kids’ books are divided into several sections, include classics, contemporary, award winners and more, priced from 50 cents. Another popular area with a good selection is records. “Record collectors will love our collection of mostly classical music, all of our records are priced at one dollar apiece,� Keller said. There is also a good selection of movies on DVD and VHS, CDs and recorded books. “Shop for books by your favorite authors or in your areas of interest,� Keller said. “Feel free to come by to just to browse. This is an opportunity to shop the entire inventory of books and other items we store at our warehouse for use in our annual book sales. We’re sure you will find something which will appeal to you.� A preview sale for Friends’ members will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12. Non-members can purchase a membership at the door beginning at $20 a year. The summer warehouse sale hours are from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16. For more information contact the warehouse at 369-6035, e-mail or visit



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July 29, 2009

Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church


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.

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 Services


2021 Sutton Ave


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


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

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



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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

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


CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "Friends for the Journey: Everyone needs a Deborah"

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

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245


PRESBYTERIAN Knox Presbyterian 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. Infant care is provided each Sunday from 8:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The church is at 1345 Grace Ave.; 871-1345.

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.

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.

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.

Anderson Hills United Methodist

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 time for women with children ages

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

“Divorce Care,” a 13-week program that addresses emotional issues associated with divorce, is being offered Sept. 8-Nov. 30. The sessions are offered free of charge from 7-9 p.m. at the church. Experts on topics such as anger, resentment and loneliness will conduct the meetings in a support group setting. Contact Melanie Stearns at 561-4220. The chapel is at 5125 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 561-4220.

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 Outdoor Family Movie Night at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. All ages are invited to view a family friendly movie. Bring blankets or lawn chairs to sit on. Donations will be accepted for the church’s 2010 Jamaica Mission Trip and concessions will be sold. In case of rain, the movie will be shown in the church family room. The church is hosting a “Jam for Jamaica” Concert from 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18. The concert is open to teens in seventh12th grade. The concert features the band Midnight Silence. Students should bring their school ID cards if possible. Admission is $5 per person and concessions will be sold. Proceeds will benefit the church’s 2010 Jamaica Mission Team. Contact Beth Price at 9104568. The church is hosting Clough Unplugged, an additional midweek service. The informal “comeas-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;

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Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery Thursday “Unplugged” Service 7:00pm 6/11-8/20, with Nursery

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

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


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

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



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”


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

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.

Faith Christian Fellowship Church

Rock Church ministry for seventh through 12th grade meets the third Saturday of each month 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Features DJ, dancing, games, prizes and concessions. The church is at 6800 School St., Newtown; 271-8442.

First Baptist Church of Newtown

The church is hosting Christian recording artist Michael Robert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2. Visit The church is at 6944 Main St., Newtown; 561-5213.

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. They are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The church is at 6474 Beechmont Ave.; 231-2650;

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

St. Paul Church services are 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. for Traditional Worship and 9:30 a.m. for Contemporary Worship with Praise Band. Childcare is provided for all services. The church is continuing the summer series “Being an Efficiently Effective Family for Christ” Sunday, Aug. 2, with the message “Fending Off Family Feuds-I” based on the scripture reading Ephesians 4:25-5:2. Communion will be offered on this day. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

Sycamore Christian Church

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


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

Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church

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


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;

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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.


Eastern Hills Press

July 29, 2009


Bloom promises elegant fun Tent pavilions along the lake, lanterns vying with fireflies, and guests never more than a few steps from food, drink, music and fun. That’s the vision for Stepping Stones Center’s Bloom garden party, 6:30 p.m. to midnight Aug. 29 along the lake at Stepping Stones Center in Indian Hill. The person who makes that vision happen is Juliann Gardner of Terrace Park, the logistics chair for Bloom. “When Juliann sees something, it happens,� said Melanie Weiner of Indian Hill, who chairs the event’s food committee. “The committee, the staff at Stepping Stones, the volunteers – each one has key talents that make each piece work,� she said. Stepping Stones’ Bloom garden party blooms in a different location each year, as community leaders open their own gardens and grounds to the huge tented party. This year, Bob and Brynne Coletti of Indian Hill are bringing the party home to the Stepping Stones Center’s 23-acre grounds at 5650 Given Road, in Indian Hill. “This is an exciting year,� said Gardner. “I want people to relate to where they are. We’re in the heart of the cause. We’re on the edge of this beautiful lake. We’re making sure kids with disabilities are able to get out on that lake and boat around,� she said. At a Bloom committee meeting, campers with disabilities were boating on the lake as Gardner described her vision for the party. “We want people to relate to where they are. Some years, the party happened inside the tent. This year, we want to incorporate the beautiful geography of place.� Bloom will include the traditional huge white party tent connected by a lighted walkway to what Gardner calls a “string of pearls� along the lake – open pavilion tents. “Each tent will have sumptuous silent auction items and passed hors d’oeuvres and a bounty of beverage. It’s a strolling, mingling party,� she said. “I envision people in the main tent and sauntering around the rim of the lake in

early evening,� Gardner said. “It reminds me of a night-lit boardwalk or the main boulevard at old Coney Island.� In the main party tent will be music, dancing and food, with some of the region’s top restaurants represented. The dance band is Above the Bar. Cocktail music will be by Glenn Lindahl. Event co-chairs are Connie Cook Laug and Mindy Weigel, both of Terrace Park. Committee chairs include Juliann Gardner, logistics, Roseann Hayes of Terrace Park, beverage sponsors; Holly Long of Terrace Park, auction; Maureen Vignola of Terrace Park, corporate sponsors; Melanie Weiner of Indian Hill, food sponsors. General committee members include Holly Bortz and Tina Hesser of Terrace Park, Nancy Aichholz, Gail Fischer, Janet Krefting, Lisa Levine, Mary McGraw and Pam Terp, all of Indian Hill, Joan Johnson of Montgomery, Ann Bulger, Rachel Hamilton Clark and Peg Ruppert, all of Hyde Park,


Juliann Gardner, left, and several Bloom committee members at the Stepping Stones Center campus, from left, Gardner of Terrace Park, Amanda Voss of Madeira, Hester Sullivan of Terrace Park, Connie Laug of Terrace Park, Melanie Weiner of Indian Hill, Holly Long of Terrace Park and Mindy Weigel of Terrace Park.


Juliann Gardner gestures as she describes her vision of the party stroll by the lake. Stacy Blomeke of Mason, Lisa Caldemeyer of Columbia Tusculum, Theresa Ciampone of Anderson, Kit Duval of East Walnut Hills and Julie Perrino of Liberty Township. For information on tickets, $125 per person, or to be a corporate sponsor or auction donor, contact Theresa Ciampone at Stepping Stones Center, 8314660, ext 12.

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July 29, 2009

Wellness Community celebrates leaders Appreciation was abundant when The Wellness Community’s trustees and guests gathered for the 2009 annual board dinner. In addition to reviewing the non-profit cancer support agency’s 2008 accomplishments, it was also an evening to thank outgoing board president Steve Love of Symmes Township for his leadership over a two-year term, welcome incoming board president Lucy Ward of Hyde Park, and present Benefactor of the Year recognition to two of TWC’s most generous supporters, Thomas Schiff and PNC Bank. In keeping with TWC’s tradition, the evening began with the testimonial of a cancer survivor who has benefited from participating in programs at The Wellness Community. This year, Jeane Goings shared the heartfelt story of her cancer journey with the 50 board


From left: Tom Schiff of Columbia Tusculum, Lucy Ward of Hyde Park and Harry Davidow of downtown. members and guests who attended the event at TWC’s Lynn Stern Center in Blue Ash. After the formal meeting and presentations, the group enjoyed dinner pro-

vided by Maggiano’s Little Italy in the Kenwood Towne Center. As the gavel passed from Love to Ward, TWC executive director Rick Bryan had high praise for both.


From left: Peter Barrett of East Walnut Hills, Elizabeth Edwards of East Walnut Hills, Linda Green of Indian Hill and Aaron Bley of Harrison.

How to enter: You can enter your baby into the contest through mail or online. To mail in an entry complete the form and include a clear, color or black/white photo of your baby along with a $20 entry donation to Newspapers In Education. NO PHOTOS WILL BE RETURNED. To enter online visit our Web site at and complete the entry form. All photos must be received by 5:00pm Monday, August 17, 2009. PHOTOS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE ENQUIRER. How to win: Sunday, August 30, 2009 all entrants will appear in The Enquirer and the first of three voting rounds will begin. We ask that all votes be accompanied by a donation to the Newspapers In Education program. Our Baby Idol contest is just one of the many fun and innovative programs we use to raise money to promote p literacyy in our local schools.


From left: outgoing president Steve Love of Symmes Township and incoming president Lucy Ward of Hyde Park, with Bill and Jeane Goings of Kennedy Heights and TWC Executive Director Rick Bryan of Blue Ash. “The Wellness Community has been truly blessed over the years by great board leadership, and we’ve had our two strongest years ever during the two years that Steve Love has been board president,” Bryan said. “There was a lot of positive momentum when Steve came on board, and with his vision, energy, and leadership, we were able to continue to grow and improve our free support programs for people affected by cancer, as well as complete an update to our strategic long range plan to ensure that we will be able to continue to serve more and more people going forward.” Bryan also expressed excitement for the future given the many gifts and talents that Ward brings to the position. “Lucy has been such a


Benefactor of the Year recipients for 2008, Tom Schiff of Columbia Tusculum, and 2009, Maureen Dunne of Oakley of PNC Bank, with outgoing board president Steve Love of Symmes Township. strong and steady presence on our board since 2004, always bringing new ideas and approaches that have helped us become a more successful organization. We look forward to two more fantastic years with her at the helm.” One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of two separate Bene-

Prizes: There will be one (1) First Place Winner, one (1) Randomly Selected Winner and one (1) Runner-Up Winner. First Place Winner and Randomly Selected Winner will each receive a $500.00 Kroger gift card, a Gold Level Cincinnati Zoo family membership for the 2010 season and a $100 Portrait Innovations gift card. Runner-Up Winner will receive a $500 Kroger gift card. Rules: All photographs must be of a baby or infant born on or after July 26, 2006. Baby’s name, Parent’s name and phone number should be written on the back of the photo. You must be the parent or legal guardian of the baby in the photograph in order to enter the contest. Professional photographs are allowed, with faxed copyright release from the photographer. We reserve the right to refuse a photograph submission that the staff defines as unacceptable or inappropriate.

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factor of the Year awards, one for 2008 and one for 2009. “Last year, our recipient was unable to attend the annual dinner,” Bryan said, “and it just didn’t seem right to present it without him, so we decided to double the fun this year.” The 2008 award was presented to Thomas R. Schiff, TWC trustee emeritus, insurance executive and noted photographer who dedicated the profits of his 2003 book, “Panoramic Cincinnati,” to The Wellness Community. Harry Davidow, an inaugural board member and past president whose sister, Lynn Stern, co-founded TWC in Cincinnati, attested to the many contributions Schiff has made to TWC. According to Davidow, “Tom has been a loyal supporter of The Wellness Community since the earliest days. He was one of the first board members, and has actively supported Wellness in every possible way.” The 2009 award was presented to PNC Bank in recognition of the support provided over the years to TWC and especially the Lynn Stern Memorial Ladies’ Golf and Tennis Classic, which has been sponsored from its start 10 years ago by PNC Bank or predecessor banks since acquired by PNC, including Provident Bank (19992004 sponsor) and National City Bank (2005-2008 sponsor). “By all accounts, the Lynn Stern Memorial has become the premier ladies golf and tennis event in the area over the last several years, in no small part due to the generous support of PNC and the earlier banks,” explained TWC Development Director Betty Cookendorfer. “Being able to rely on a title sponsor the caliber of PNC has been instrumental to the success and growth of the Lynn Stern Memorial, and is so very appreciated by everyone involved.” For more information about The Wellness Community, call 791-4060 or visit




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COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Aaron Coston, 50, 5018 Ebersole, open container at Kennedy and Highland Avenue, July 4. Jasmine Douglas, 19, 3046 Mathgas Street, theft at 3430 Highland Ave., June 25. Cierra Douthit, 23, 1613 Westwood, theft at 3430 Highland Ave., July 3. Juvenile Female, 17, theft at 3430 Highland Ave., July 3. Alonzo Berry, 20, 3592 Bogart Ave., theft at Ridge and Highland Ave., June 30.



Charles Bowling Jr., 46, 3061 Penrose Place, open container, July 3. Richard E. Martin Jr., 53, 433 Cambridge Drive, open container, July 3. Marc Hamilton, 61, 4671 Leadwell Lane, open container, July 3. Charles E. Scott, 63, 4923 Eastern, open container, July 3. Michael R. Duncan, 23, 2306 Moerlein Ave., driving under suspension, July 6. James A. Wagers, 22, 969 Ohio 28, driving under suspension, July 6. Matthew A. Johnson, 30, 2532 Meadowmar Lane, driving under suspension, July 7. Rebecca Buckingham, 20, 3998 Watterson, driving under suspension, July 7.

Kyle J. Graves, 18, 5757 Cromley, drug paraphernalia, operating vehicle under influence, driving under suspension, July 7. Marcus Whitfield, 18, 6068 Dahlgren Ave., drug paraphernalia, July 7. Richard Ruscher, 28, 3346 Huntsman Trace, drug instrument, July 8. Michael Swinegar, 29, 2000 Westwood Northern Blvd., drug abuse, July 8. Jamal A. Wells, 34, 1625 Sutter Ave., drug abuse, July 8. Marlon A. Molina, 33, 4211 Allendorf Drive, falsification, possession criminal tools, July 8. Michael P. Duggan, 55, 4406 Clifford Road, no drivers license, July 8.

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Incidents/investigations Theft

Lawn tractor taken at 3650 Red Bank Road, June 24.



Joshua Dearwester, 18, 306 Dogwood, drug abuse, July 4. Brian Mcfall, 25, 6850 Hurd Ave., drug possession, July 4. Michael W. Owens, 27, 321 Chestnut Way, disorderly conduct, July 5. Bobby Berling, 45, 5540 Dunning Road, obstructing official business, July 4. Two Juveniles, 16, criminal trespass, July 8. Joseph A. Moran, 20, 6914 Belleview Ave., drug possession, July 6.

The Community Press published names of adults charged with offenses. The information is a public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact police: • Cincinnati: Capt. Douglas Wiesman, District 2 commander, 979-4440. Tracy J. Stern, 30, 611 Larry Ave., drug instrument, July 11. Juvenile, 16, domestic violence, July 6. Juvenile, 15, domestic violence, July 6.

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence

At Hiawatha Avenue, July 6.

• Columbia Township: Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Peter Enderle, 683-3444. • Fairfax: Rick Patterson, chief, 271-7250. • Mariemont: Rick Hines, chief, 271-4089. • Terrace Park: Jerry Hayhow, chief, 831-2137 or 825-2280.



Elaine Fening, 46, 615 Miami Ave., disorderly conduct, July 2. Anjanette France, 38, 100 Bonnie Heath Circle, trespassing, July 5.


Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or e-mail volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.o rg, or visit Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m.-noon selected Saturdays through November. For a complete list visit or call 6832340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided.

Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Call 324-2873 or e-mail, or visit GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit E-mail League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter, needs volunteers 16 and older to help socialize cats and 18 and older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation –

Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373.


Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin

at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or e-mail for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-thescenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. E-mail or visit Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development – Volunteers are needed for Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes and English to Speakers of Other Language classes.There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. Call 612-5830. Raymond Walters College – Needs

volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Black Achievers Program that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement.

Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or e-mail


Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787.

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REAL ESTATE COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP 6904 Hurd Ave.: Frank Darrin to Fifth Third Mortgage Co.; $52,000. 7237 Mariemont Crescent: Braun David C. & Kelly N. to Semberg Michael G. & Gille Kristen D.; $260,000.


1815 William H. Taft Rd.: Welsh Deborah & Kenneth to Bauer Christopher S.; $69,000.



Observatory LLC; $457,500. 3507 Tarpis Ave.: Bundy Bertha R. to Winebar Robin E. & Christopher M.; $129,608. 3598 Saybrook Ave.: Miles Emily A. to Mckale James M. & Lisa M.; $248,000. 3623 Tarpis Ave.: Krapohl Victoria J. to Oney Kevin A.; $159,000. 3747 Aylesboro Ave.: Boron Jeffrey R. & Genevieve to Unterbrink Kendra & Mark; $213,000.

5515 Islington Ave.: Chetis LLC to Micheli Stephen; $160,000. 6506 Britton Ave.: Knight Amy L. Tr to Middendorf Jessica; $88,500. 6811 Britton Ave.: Touchstone Property Renovations LLC to Shafer Margie R.; $101,000. 6813 Britton Ave.: Touchstone Property Renovations LLC to Shafer Margie R.; $101,000.



3219 Lookout Cr.: Howe James & Nicole Villaverde to Van Otterloo Brian; $289,000. 4804 Eastern Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Thomas Myra L. & James D.; $88,000. 588 Delta Ave.: Bme Holdings LLC to Mal Investments LLC; $46,000. 668 Delta Ave.: Cooper Hillary & Natalie Barlett to Mercurio Allison J.; $152,500.


6820 Miami Bluff Dr.: Cls Homes LLC to Vanasse Kelly & Guy; $649,500.

3653 Russell Ave.: U.S. Bank National Association Tr to Vision Property Investments II LLC; $57,930.

2710 Observatory Ave.: Star One Real Estate Inc. to 2710-2712


2716 Atlantic Ave.: Henderson Joy A. to Schueler Chase P.; $173,315. 2737 Markbreit Ave.: Costello Carrie

M. to Kirchmer John M.; $181,000. 3147 Enyart Ave.: Agwv Enterprises LLC to U G. Properties LLC; $130,000.


101 Red Bird Ln.: Dixon Ellen to Westmeyer Donald Bruce & Jennifer K.; $170,000.


2124 Fulton Ave.: Palagyi Scott I. to Russo Sarah M.; $112,500. 2134 Sinton Ave.: Childs Cornelia F. Tr to Matre James A. Tr; $90,000. 2151 Fulton Ave.: Firestone Paige &

About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Jeffrey Williamson Ii to Firestone Paige; $49,250. 2339 Kemper Ln.: Patterson Christy to Minor Courtney M.; $96,000. 5 Bella Vista Pl.: Household Realty Corp. to Aubrey Andrew J. & Rachael C. Davis; $90,000. 5 Bella Vista Pl.: Household Realty Corp. to Aubrey Andrew J. & Rachael C. Davis; $90,000.

BUSINESS UPDATE DunnhumbyUSA hires three

DunnhumbyUSA has hired Rex Davis as a director, analysis; Michael McGowan as an associate director, manufacturer practice; and Danielle Merkle as a client coordinator, partnership management/communications and media. Previously a national loyalty manager for Coles Supermarkets in Australia, Davis will be responsible for the evaluation of corporate brands and reward strategies. He holds a bachelor of economics and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Queensland, Australia. Davis lives in Terrace Park. McGowan, previously a customer account manager at General Mills, will be responsible for leading client engagement. He earned a bachelor of science in business finance from Miami University and

er for Cincinnati Magazine for seven years. She also worked as a pre-school teacher in Murphy Mariemont. Murphy, who attended The College of Mount St. Joseph and majored in art education, has been involved with the Mariemont Preservation Foundation, Mariemont Historical Committee, Save the Animal Foundation, Mariemont Community Garden and Downtown Cincinnati, Inc. She lives in Mariemont with her husband, Brian, and their two children, Kyle and Tyler.

a master of business administration from Northern Kentucky University. McGowan lives in Oakley. Merkle, who was previously a category marketing specialist for Enable Holdings, will be responsible for creative client support. She earned a bachelor of arts in history with a minor in interactive media studies from Miami University. Merkle lives in Oakley.

Murphy hired

Patricia Murphy has joined The Stratford at Kenwood as the sales/move-in coordinator. Her primary responsibility will be acting as the administrative support for the office. Once the company’s building in Madisonville is complete, Murphy will be working with the residents to help make their move into The Stratford at Kenwood effortless. Murphy previously served as the office manag-





vice Department. Wellington has a practice in litigation, employment, health care Wellington and media law and has handled a variety of commercial litigation matters including employment/wrongful discharge, business and personal injury/wrongful death issues. He also handles a variety of First Amendment issues that impact print and broadcast media and has overseen the firm’s community pro bono legal activities. Wellington has been named to the Cincinnati Business Courier’s “Forty Under 40,” and has also been named a “Super Lawyer” and “Rising Star” by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine. In 2006, he was presented with the President’s Vol-

Wellington named chair

Attorney Kent Wellington of Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP has been named chairman of the firm’s Litigation Client Ser-

unteer Service Award by President George W. Bush. Wellington, who earned his J.D. from The Ohio State University and B.A. in English and economics from Kenyon College, lives in Hyde Park.

O’Brien receives awards

Edward Jones financial adviser Robert D. O’Brien of Mariemont recently received two awards for his work during the last year. He received the Regional Leader Award for his outstanding sales and service efforts over the past year. O’Brien also won the firm’s coveted Pacesetter Award, which recognizes financial advisers who achieve high levels of success early in their careers. He is one of only 199 of the firm’s more than 12,000 financial advisers to receive the award. Finally, he won the A.F. McKenzie Achievement Award for his outstanding

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