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9/11 observances

Sept. 11, 2011, is the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pengtagon in Washington, D.C., and United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed near Shanksville, Pa. If your church, civic club or school is observing this tragic day in American history, the Community Press would like to know. Please email information about your Sept. 11 observance to espangler@com by noon Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Business plan

MARIEMONT – Village officials want to start a business outreach program after one of the village’s largest companies announced it was moving to Clermont County. Last week, 3M Corp. notified village officials of its plans to relocate its Futuro manufacturing facility from Mariemont Avenue to Lila Avenue in Milford, said Councilman Andy Black. The business, which employs about 100, had been seeking a larger manufacturing facility with a close proximity to a major interstate highway. FULL STORY, A5

Expansion plans

The Skyline Chili restaurant in Oakley contained plenty of heat Aug. 11, and none of it came from the hot sauce. The source of the heat was Steve Misleh, the restaurant owner, and three Cincinnati City Council members – all up for re-election – who held a press conference to accuse the city planning department of unfairly obstructing the restaurant’s expansion plans. But city planning officials say they are simply following the zoning code and are not trying to prevent Skyline restaurant from expanding. FULL STORY, A4

Heading for home

COLUMBIA TWP. – Residents in the Williams Meadow subdivision are just days away from driving on newly paved roads. During the Columbia Township trustees’ recent meeting, Township Administrator Michael Lemon said the Williams Meadow neighborhood paving is nearly completed after getting started just a few weeks ago. “We are rounding third and heading for home,” Lemon said. FULL STORY, A2

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Hyde Park seeks road details Neighborhood Council cautious about Red Bank plan

By Forrest Sellers

HYDE PARK – Although Eastern Corridor Project supporters made an effort to allay concerns Hyde Park officials remain cautious. During the Hyde Park Neighborhood Council’s recent meeting, Chief Deputy County Engineer Theodore Hubbard and Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune provided details on the project, specifically in relation to changes along Red Bank Road. The Eastern Corridor Project is geared toward improving the transportation infrastructure between downtown Cincinnati and western Clermont County. An initial phase of the plan involves upgrading and relocating state Route 32. Last month Bob Igoe with the Madisonville Community Council attended a Hyde Park Council meeting to express his concerns about the project and its impact on Madisonville and the surrounding communities. Madisonville officials have asked the project be scaled back and the communities have more involvement in the plan. Igoe said the community fears what they consider to be a highway style configuration. During the meeting, Martha Kelly, a principal engineer with the city’s Department of Transportation and Engineering, said the information Madisonville is basing its decision on is from a 2006 design plan that will likely be adjusted. She said Red Bank Road will serve as an “arterial” street and not a highway. Portune said the public will be involved as the project moves forward. “We intend for it to be an open process,” he said. After some discussion, the Hyde Park Council decided a previous motion supporting Madisonville’s recommendation will remain.


Theodore Hubbard, left, chief deputy engineer for Hamilton County, discusses the Eastern Corridor Project with members of the Hyde Park Neighborhood Council. Also shown is Hyde Park Neighborhood Councilwoman Ann Gerwin. “I think we need more information,” said Councilwoman Ann Gerwin. Both Carl Uebelacker and Norm Lewis, who are members of council, said it would be best to wait until further community meetings are organized. “It’s absolutely imperative that people are invited and can participate,” said Uebelacker. Janet Buening, president of the board, said council will likely discuss the topic further at its September meeting. The Hyde Park Neighborhood Council meets 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Knox Presbyterian Church, 3400 Michigan Ave. For more information on the Eastern Corridor Project, visit the website


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Oakley election policy remains contentious By Forrest Sellers

OAKLEY – To the dissatisfaction of some residents, Oakley Community Council will maintain its current election policy. Basically, nothing has changed, said Oakley resident Bob Gallo, who has been a vocal opponent of council’s election policy for board members. After a controversy during the December election, in which several residents questioned the solicitation of votes using absentee ballots, the Oakley Community Council formed a committee to look at voting procedures. Council reviewed several of the recommendations made by the committee. It approved a recommendation to appoint a Nominat-

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ing Committee to assist in the election process no later than the October meeting. However, council did not approve a provision stating that a specified member should attend at least three meetings during the course of a year to be eligible to vote during the election. Council also did not pass any restrictions on soliciting votes, but did say the process needs to be more transparent.

Board President Peter Draugelis said an effort will be made to keep people informed of the election via the website and emails sent to members of the Community Council. He suggested the criteria for voting also be attached to sample ballots. “This would not require an amendment to the bylaws,” he said. Whether a membership list should be available to council members as well as the board became an issue of contention. Some residents said it is unfair that the Oakley Community Council board members have access to a membership list when soliciting votes. “You have information no one else does,” said Oakley resident Diane Rupp, who also served on the Election Review Committee.

“That is not a level playing field.” Draugelis said this information is not available because of matters of privacy. Even with the acceptance of some of the Election Review Committee’s recommendations, Gallo has issues with the current policy. “It’s skewed and crooked,” he said. Council board member Matt Jones, though, said he is satisfied with how the elections are conducted and incorporating some of the recommendations will be beneficial. “I think the next election you’ll see a lot of improvement,” he said. To view the Oakley policy on “voting rights,” visit the website For more about your community visit

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Columbia Township road projects near completion By Rob Dowdy

COLUMBIA TWP. – Residents in the Williams Meadow subdivision are just days away from driving on newly paved roads. During the Columbia Township trustees’ recent meeting, Town-

ship Administrator Michael Lemon said the Williams Meadow neighborhood paving is nearly completed after getting started just a few weeks ago. “We are rounding third and heading for home,” Lemon said. Lemon said workers are completing the Williams Meadow

streets within the next week and simultaneously beginning work on the Seven Hills neighborhood. The Seven Hills portion of the project should take about two weeks to complete, as there are less curbs to replace than in Williams Meadow. The project consists of replacing the mill and overlay of each

road in the two neighborhoods, as well as 4,800 feet of curb in Williams Meadow. The total mileage in both neighborhoods is 1.48 miles. The $500,000 project was paid for with bonds, as Columbia Township has yet to collect money from a recently passed 2.256-mill

road levy, which was the township’s first road levy in 16 years. The levy will generate $295,000 annually for road repairs and cost owners of a home with a market value of $100,000 an additional $68.41 per year. Township officials had expected to finish the road projects by Aug. 30.

2011 CANDIDATES Here’s the unofficial list of candidates and issues on the Nov. 8 ballot from the Hamilton County Board of Elections, current as of Aug. 10. The board is expected to certify candidates and issues by Friday, Aug. 19.

Cincinnati City Council (filing deadline is Aug. 25); nine to be elected to a two-year term; • Sandra Queen Noble • Chris Seelbach • Yvette Simpson • P.G. Sittenfeld • Christopher Smitherman • Cecil Thomas

Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education; three to be elected to a four-year term • Eve Bolton • Alexander Poccia Kuhns • A. Chris Nelms • Sean Park • Mary Welsh Schlueter

Columbia Township trustee; one to be elected to a four-year term • Bryan Andre • Steve Langenkamp • Lisbeth Lundstedt Columbia Township fiscal officer; one to be elected to a four-year term • Carolyn A. Betts • Paul C. Davis Fairfax mayor; one to be elected to a four-year term • Carson Shelton Fairfax Clerk/Treasurer; one to be elected to a four-year term • Walter T. Raines Jr.; Fairfax Council; two to be elected to a four-year term • Barb Blankemeyer • Rodney Cash • Kelly F. Diaspro • William Hembree • Russell Riffle

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Cheryl D. Grant Brian Lee Tyrone K. Yates William Mallory David C. Stockdale Martha Good Russell J. Mock Matthew Fellerhoff Megan E. Shanahan Brad Greenberg Bernie Bouchard Lisa C. Allen

Hamilton County Educational Services Center Governing Board, comprised of seven local school districts; two to be elected to a four-year term • Marilee G. Broscheid • Fred Hunt • Barbara A. Parry One to be elected to an unexpired term ending Dec. 31, 2013 • Bill Ferguson Jr. • Nita Thomas

Hamilton County Municipal Court judges: • Fanon A. Rucker

Mariemont mayor; one to be elected to a four-year term • Jeff Andrews • Dan Policastro

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Mariemont Council; two to be elected to a four-year term • Denise McCarthy • Dennis Wolter Mariemont City Schools Board of Education; two to be elected to a four-year term • Marie Huenefeld • Denise Walter Terrace Park mayor; one to be elected to a fouryear term • Jay Gohman Terrace Park Council; two to be elected to a fouryear term • Lee Cole • Richard Tripp State issues: • Constitutional amendment to raise from 70 to 75 the maximum age at which a judge can be elected or appointed; • To keep Senate Bill 5, which restricts public employee unions • To declare unconstitutional any law that requires individuals to buy health insurance Cincinnati issues: • Proposed electric and gas aggregation • Change city council’s campaign-finance report deadlines to conform to Hamilton County’s • Prevent streetcar construction School issues: • Additional permanent improvements levy for Cincinnati Public Schools Countywide issues: • Renewal levy for health and hospitalization • Renewal of children’s services levy Township issues: • Columbia Township, electric aggregation • Columbia Township, additional tax levy for fire and EMS services with Silverton Fire District Village issues: • Mariemont, permanent improvements levy renewal • Terrace Park, current expenses levy renewal





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Mariemont schools change building design By Lisa Wakeland

to have some packages rebid under urgent necessity, which means a shorter turnaround time to keep the project going. The Board of Education is expected to vote on the electrical and heating, ventilation and air conditioning

MARIEMONT – Higher than expected bids and a changing construction climate have forced the Mariemont City Schools to make changes to its design plans for its two elementary schools and junior high. The school district is in the midst of renovation and new construction at Mariemont and Terrace Park elementary schools and Mariemont Junior High School in Fairfax. Most bids for the three construction projects – which includes everything from electrical and plumbing work to roofing and masonry – came in more than $7 million above estimates. Superintendent Paul Imhoff said volatility in the construction industry and rising commodity prices contributed to the high bids. The Mariemont City School District Board of Education rejected many bids, including the general trades, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, electrical, pre-cast roofing and light metal framing. The board accepted the bids for masonry and plumbing, as well as the package for the foundation work at the three schools. There were design changes at all three schools to stay within the $39.8 million budget approved by voters in May 2009 and Imhoff said they preserved educational space and tried to maintain the architectural integrity of the building designs. At Mariemont Elementary School, eliminating the board of education offices, moving the library and cafeteria spaces and changing the building profile along West Street were among the changes. Terrace Park Elementary School will have a smaller building footprint, the library will be one story instead of two and part of the existing gymnasium will be converted to classroom space. Making the new Mariemont Junior High School shorter on one wing, reducing the number of science labs and removing the library’s second-floor media room were other changes at that building. Kevin Grimmer, a Mariemont resident and former board of education

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This graphic shows some of the design changes that the Mariemont City Schools Board of Education approved at Mariemont Elementary after construction bids came in higher than expected.

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Here's a breakdown of the construction estimates and the bids received for each of the three schools: • Mariemont Elementary School estimate was $10.31 million; bids received were $13.1 million. • Terrace Park Elementary School estimate was $8.44 million; bids received were $10.42 million. • Mariemont Junior High School estimate was $7.19 million; bids received were $9.61 million. • Total package estimate was $25.96 million; total bids received were $33.15 million, or a difference of about $7.19 million.

member, said he is pleased with the overall changes. “When I heard about the (financial) discrepancy ... I was braced for extreme changes,” he said. “All the key objectives were met. I was expecting to see some more devastating things inside the building, but I think it’s going to meet what you promised us.” But not everyone was happy with the changes. Mariemont resident Dina Wilder said she was disappointed with some of the

decisions about Mariemont Elementary School. “I understand that things happen and changes need to be made, but to me it’s drastically different from what we came up with,” she said. “We spent a lot of time to go over things that are important to community and I couldn’t tell you if those are included. That’s the part that’s frustrating.” Board member Marie Huenefeld said they did consider what the community wanted when making design changes, but couldn’t include everything on the wish list. Other board members, like Bill Flynn, were comfortable with the changes to keep the project moving. “We had six weeks to do a lot of work and we run the risk of making decisions while knowing we couldn’t include everyone in the process,” he said. “We have not lost one square foot of program space. We’re losing aesthetic space.” Board members agreed



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Steve Misleh wants to expand his Skyline Chili restaurant here in Oakley.

OAKLEY – The Skyline Chili restaurant in Oakley contained plenty of heat Aug. 11, and none of it came from the hot sauce. The source of the heat was Steve Misleh, the restaurant owner, and three Cincinnati City Council members – all up for re-election – who held a press conference to accuse the city planning department of

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unfairly obstructing the restaurant’s expansion plans. But city planning officials say they are simply following the zoning code and are not trying to prevent Skyline restaurant from expanding. Misleh’s $250,000 expansion plan includes moving his front wall – which contains two windows and a large mural of Cincinnati’s 1940s skyline – 10 feet closer to the sidewalk. But he was informed by the planning department that zoning regulations require his front wall to be 60 percent glass. To achieve that, he would have to get rid of the mural, which was painted in the mid-1990s and is based on a 1949 photograph. Misleh said he doesn’t know who painted it. Misleh said he wants to retain the mural as the visual focal point of his restaurant. The mural includes the riverfront area that had been called the Bottoms. “It’s where my parents grew up,” he said. “The mural is very sentimental to the city and to my family.” The planning department told him that to be exempted from the regulation, he would have to go through a public hearing process. A

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hearing before a city examiner is set for 11 a.m., Aug. 24, at city’s Business Development and Permit Center, 3300 Central Parkway, Clifton. Misleh said that process would delay construction by five weeks and cost him an additional $10,000 to $20,000. He had planned to close the restaurant for the expansion and renovation for six days beginning Sept. 9. Cincinnati Councilwomen Leslie Ghiz and Amy Murray and Councilman Wayne Lippert criticized the planning department’s handling of this case. “I’m very upset with the planning department,” Councilwoman Leslie Ghiz said. “They’re not helping businesses stay and grow in Cincinnati.” Murray commented: “Here we have a business that wants to expand and enhance the neighborhood, and we throw up road blocks. That’s not acceptable.” But Sean Suder, the city’s chief counsel for land use and planning, said the planning department has treated Misleh fairly and is just following the city’s zoning code. “This isn’t about trying to force this beautiful mural to be taken down,” Suder said. “No one at the city is trying to put up any road blocks. “If you don’t comply with the zoning code, then you need a variance or special exception. It’s a process that every business owner in the city who wants to expand and isn’t in compliance has to go through.”

“Here we have a business that wants to expand and enhance the neighborhood, and we throw up road blocks. That’s not acceptable.”

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Suder said the city scheduled the hearing within the 30 days of date of Misleh’s application for approval, as the law requires. Ghiz said the reason for the regulation requiring 60 percent glass or “transparency” on a businesses front wall in the zoning district Misleh’s restaurant is that the planners believe it gives buildings greater aesthetic appeal. She criticized the regulation as “some bureaucrat’s vision of what buildings need to look like.” The Oakley Community Council’s board voted unanimously in favor of the restaurant’s expansion plan. Misleh said he’s so disgusted with his treatment by the planning department that he’s tempted to scrap his expansion plan. “No one from the planning department said, ‘What can we do to help you?,’’’ he said. “They’re just impeding me.” Suder said Misleh and the council members are misdirecting their anger. They should be targeting the law, he said, not the planning department. “I don’t think any amount of complaining or arm-twisting is going to change the law. If you don’t like the process, then try to change the process.”


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Skyline Chili owner Steve Misleh is fighting for a zoning variance to expand his restaurant and save the mural of Cincinnati in the background.

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Ault Park celebrates centennial

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The 3M Corp. recently announced it’s moving the Futuro manufacturing facility from Mariemont, seen here, to Milford.

Mariemont to start business outreach By Lisa Wakeland

MARIEMONT – Village officials want to start a business outreach program after one of the village’s largest companies announced it was moving to Clermont County. Last week, 3M Corp. notified village officials of its plans to relocate its Futuro manufacturing facility from Mariemont Avenue to Lila Avenue in Milford, said Councilman Andy Black. The business, which employs about 100, had been seeking a larger manufacturing facility with a close proximity to a major interstate highway.

It produces ankle, knee and elbow braces sold under the Futuro, Ace and Nexcare brands. Black suggested starting a formal business outreach program to communicate with both the large and small businesses in the village. “We need to make sure all of us are informed of what is going on in the business community,” he said. “We don’t want to be blindsided.” Though Bones National Prize and Toy – a toy buying, distributing and manufacturing business – bought part of the 3M facility last year, Councilman Joe Miller said village officials should

have known about plans to relocate Futuro manufacturing. “While the village is saddened by 3M’s sudden and abrupt departure, we are appreciative of the commitment made by National Prize Fulfillment and look forward to working closely with the management and its employees in years to come,” Black said. Mariemont officials will discuss plans to partner with the village’s business community during an upcoming Economic Development and Zoning Committee meeting. For more about your community, visit

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Summit gives Stautberg posthumous award

The Summit Country Day School recently awarded the 2011 McKenzie-Sargent Distinguished Alumni Award posthumously to the Honorable Julia A. Stautberg during graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2011. A 1985 graduate of The Summit, she was a Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge when she died in 2010 at the age of 43 after a yearlong battle with cancer. The Summit’s McKenzie-Sargent Distinguished Alumni Award is given annually to an alumnus for breadth and depth of service to the school and the community. Stautberg served as an assistant Hamilton County prosecutor for five years before becoming director of the Hamilton County Board of Elections. She was appointed to the bench in 2004.

She was president of the Cincinnati Bar Association at the time of her death. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Stautberg volunteered at many organizations, including St. Joseph Cemetery Association, Hamilton County Justice Commission, Leadership Cincinnati Steering Committee, Anderson Park District, ProKids, Supreme Court of Ohio Mentoring Program, Chase College of Law Alumni Association and The Summit Alumni Association. The MaKenzie-Sargent award was accepted by Stautberg’s family. Her mother, Barbara Stautberg, Summit class of 1953, gave the commencement address. “Julie had her dream just as you do,” she told the graduating seniors. “Follow that dream. There

will be blips along the way, but keep going forward. Remember that doing your best and doing what is right for family, friends, justice and community are goals worth achieving. So go forth. Love and respect your families. Be true and helpful to your friends. Seek justice in your daily lives. And serve your community by volunteering whenever you can.” Head of School Rich Wilson called Stautberg a model of servant leadership worthy of emulating. “Judge Stautberg was a seeker of fairness and justice,” he said. “Not only did she become a leader in the legal community, but she also gave her time and talent to benefit children, improve parks and help others develop leadership skills. This award celebrates a life well-lived.”


Barbara Stautberg delivers the commencement address to The Summit Country Day School’s Class of 2011 in memory of her daughter, the late Julia A. Stautberg.

Seniors Emily Brockman of Delhi and Celeste D’Netto of Cherry Grove prepare to crown the statue of Mary at the annual May Crowning at St. Ursula Academy.

May crowning

St. Ursula recently carried on a special tradition with its annual May Crowning ceremony. The senior class and their mothers joined the school in honoring Mary with a special service, followed by the crowning ceremony. During the service, each one of the seniors had an opportunity to stand up and thank her mother for all of her years of support and guidance.


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Skyler Barton, left, Jacob Herring, Isabelle Saulnier and Jack Mathis were recognized for their literary excellence on June 7. Each year, the Terrace Park Woman’s Club honors four sixth-grade students from Terrace Park Elementary at the year-end awards assembly. The Woman’s Club award recognizes the students’ excellence in language arts as determined by their teachers. The four students will have their name engraved on a plaque to be housed in the new elementary school. This year each student will receive a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card and will also have a book donated to the school library in their name.


Emily Brockman of Delhi Township crowns the statue of Mary in front of St. Ursula Academy at the Annual May Crowning ceremony.

Nazareth College – Mitchell Frey of Terrace Park was among 595 students to receive undergraduate degrees, May 8. Frey received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Georgetown College – Jace Corbett of Terrace Park graduated May 14 with a bachelor of science.

Excelsior College – Joseph G. Dowell of Mariemont, bachelor of science.

Dean’s list

Denison University – Emma Shirey of Oakley, spring semester. Bellarmine University – Meghan Shagena, a graduate of St. Ursula Academy, accounting; Mary Mueller, a graduate of St. Ursula

Academy, biology. College of Wooster – Virginia Rich, a graduate of Mariemont High School, spring semester. Virginia Tech – Rebecca J. Carmen of Terrace Park, architecture. Savannah College of Art and Design – Matthew Dwyer, spring quarter, sculpture.

St. Ursula names new assistant principal

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St. Mary School participates in the Habitat for Humanity (through Youth for Humanity) Mailbox Project. Nine local high schools and three elementary schools submitted mailboxes that students created with artful expression. Mailboxes were on display in the Kenwood Towne Center for the general public to place bids on their favorite mailbox. St. Mary School's “Cincinnati Scenes” won first place by receiving the most bids. Proceeds benefit the mission of Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity presented St. Mary School with the first place prize of $500 for their art department. Pictured with the student artists are, from left, Marissa Woodly, development director for Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity; St. Mary art teacher, Janet Gorman; students Alene Kennedy, Georgia Bridgers, Maddie Desch, Eva Kinneary, Chloe Griffith, Kelly Farrell, Caroline Farrell, Charlie Wilcox and Youth for Humanity co-founder, Lisa Farrell.

St. Ursula Academy recently announced that Mary Ann Meyer will join St. Ursula Academy as assistant principal for the 20112012 school year. A National Board Certified teacher, Meyer comes to St. Ursula from St. Xavier High School where she was an art educator for nearly 30 years. During her years as a Catholic educator, Meyer has held several leadership positions in addition to her teaching responsibilities. Among her strengths are curriculum study and improvement and program management and coordination. Meyer is anxious to work as a team with newly appointed principal Craig Maliborski next year to promote the mission and vision of St. Ursula Academic, carrying on the tradition of academic excellence in a nurturing and creative environment. Unafraid of new things, Meyer is also looking forward to working with girls for the first time. “We are thrilled that Mary Ann

Meyer will serve as part of our leadership team at St. Ursula Academy,” said Maliborski. “Mary Ann’s genuine love for education, Meyer specifically her commitment to Catholic education, make her and ideal selection to serve as assistant principal. I personally look forward to working with Mary Ann again.” “St. Ursula Academy has a strong reputation of excellence and I’m ready to get started in helping to form young, female leaders,” Meyer said. “This profession is a calling for me, it’s a ministry. My part is to ensure the academic program is the best we can offer and that the climate is one where girls want to be here, see the value and can look back after four years and say their time at SUA set them up for their future.”


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Experience, depth to carry Seven Hills By Ben Walpole

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COLUMBIA TWP. – Generating interest in tennis is not a problem for Seven Hills. Head coach Tim Drew had 41 girls try out this fall. As a result, the Stingers will field three teams – varsity, JV gold and JV blue – with separate coaches, playing full schedules. “We have 60 matches,” said Drew, sounding both excited and maybe a little weary at the prospect. The incredible depth in the program means competition for the varsity spots has been intense. Seven Hills pulled off the rare perfect 7-for-7 trick last year, qualifying its entire lineup to the Division II district tournament. Five of those players are back this year. The Seibold sisters will play singles for the Stingers. Jessica, a sophomore, likely will move from second to first singles. “She worked really hard in the offseason,” Drew said. “Much more versatile this year. She really put in a lot of time.”


After finishing in the top three of the Cincinnati Hills League the past five season, the Warriors will try and better their 10-9 overall record from a season. In conference, Mariemont recorded a 5-2 mark. Mariemont returnees include Katie Peters, Kate Hassey and Jasmine Slavik. Peters and Slavik combined to go 9-8 last fall while playing at No. 3 singles. The Warriors open the season against Taylor at home, Aug. 18.

St. Ursula

Coached by Ryan Floth, the Bulldogs posted an impressive 8-2 in-conference record in 2010. St. Ursula will look to build off that mark with an opening match againt Mason, Aug. 22.


The Summit returns seven varsity players from a season ago, including four returning seniors and three returning sophomores.

Her older sister, Jordan – a senior – is a three-time district qualifier. Drew emphasizes the doubles spots in the lineup more than many coaches, teaching an aggressive volley strategy.



• Mariemont’s Will Grimmer was medalist at the Madeira Invitational, Aug. 9. He shot 3-under par 69 at The Vineyard Golf Course. Mariemont took second place at the event. A day earlier, Grimmer shot 5-over-par 75 to help the Warriors take seventh place (out of 17 teams) at the Indian Hill Invitational. • Purcell Marian’s Andy Koyt was medalist in the squad’s loss to Walnut Hills, Aug. 9. Koyt shot 9-over-par 41 on the front nine at Avon Fields Golf Course. The Warriors followed up their opening performance with a fourth-place finish at the Cincinnati Hills League Preview Tournament, Aug. 11. Max Long shot 5-over-par 78 to aid the Warriors. • The St. Ursula Bulldogs lost in a playoff to Sycamore in the Notre Dame Academy Invitational at Twin Oaks Golf Course. The team shot 336. St. Ursula’s Madeline Meiners shot 3-over par 75 at the Middie Girls Invitational to help the team take third place at the Weatherwax Golf Course hosted event, Aug. 10.

This week’s MVP

The MVP for the first week of fall season goes to Mariemont freshman Will Grimmer. In just his second varsity match, Grimmer managed to shoot 3-under-par 69 at the Madeira Invitational.

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Caitlin Davis of Walnut Hills High School spikes the ball for the Eagles at Walnut Hills. Davis had 229 kills and was a first- team pick in the Fort Ancient Valley Conference as a junior. JOSEPH FUQUA II/STAFF

Roundtable as high school beat writers Nick Dudukovich, Scott Springer and Ben Walpole discuss the upcoming tennis and volleyball seasons.

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On deck

• The second week of fall sports begins with tennis matches around the area getting under way the week of Aug. 15.

Social media lineup

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The Silver Knights figure to be strong at doubles, with the return of first-team, All-Miami Valley Conference players Tori Mahon and Elli Seltman. The duo also received first-team, All-GTCA honors for their efforts last season. Second-team, all-MVC singles player Colleen Whalen is also expected to return. Other players expected to make an impact include Cheryl Fladung, Rachel Fladung, Alexandra Bissantz and Caroline Hertzel. Summit opens the season at the Cincinnati Country Day Invitational, Aug. 19.

Walnut Hills

The Lady Eagles finished fourth in the FAVC last season with Jaelen Adams and Mia Manalaven making first team all-league. Junior Adams was 16-2 (7-1) as a singles player. Second-team FAVC selection Carey Becker also returns along with senior Jau’na Robinson. Walnut Hills opens up with Harrison Aug. 17.

“That’s sort of been the game plan to build the team around doubles,” Drew said. “We try to take two quick points at doubles. We work really hard with the doubles players.” The good news is he has

plenty of options this year. Senior Hillary Goldsmith is a three-time district qualifier in doubles. Drew said junior Grace He might be the team’s strongest doubles player. Sophomore Pryanka Parameswaran also made it to districts last year. The trio also will likely mix in at singles sometimes. Maddie Shanahan, a 5foot-9 senior, is new to the varsity but could make an immediate impact, as well. “It’s always exciting to see who we can pair together,” Drew said. Seven Hills finished 12-2 as a team last year, including a win against previously unbeaten Indian Hill to close the regular season. CHCA edged the Stingers for the Miami Valley Conference title and figures to be the favorite again this fall. Drew also mentioned Cincinnati Country Day and Summit as having strong returning rosters. He expects his team to contend, though. “My teams, I try to guide them gently. But if we don’t have good senior leadership, the team’s not real


Seven Hills senior Jordan Seibold is one of the top returning singles players in the Miami Valley Conference.


Seven Hills sophomore Jessica Seibold will be a key singles players this fall as the Stingers look to make a run at the Miami Valley Conference title. successful,” Drew said. “We have some great seniors this year.” For more coverage, visit, and Ben on Twitter at @PressPrepsBen.

Schlomer returns to Summit volleyball By Nick Dudukovich

HYDE PARK - Mike Schlomer returns to the sidelines to guide the Summit Country Day School volleyball squad for the 2011 season. Schlomer last coached the squad during the 2007 season. He stepped down to spend more time with his family. Now with his youngest ready to start school, the veteran coach has decided to get back into the game. “It’s nice getting back into the gym and getting onto the court and playing again,” Schlomer said. “I just love it. I love coaching.” Schlomer will try and navigate the Silver Knights through a Miami Valley Conference schedule that features tough opponents, such as Cincinnati Christian and Cincinnati Country Day School. Returning players from last year’s team include junior outside hitters Hannah Cunningham of Colerain Township and Morganne Harris of Anderson Township, junior middle hitter Gloria Beingana of Covedale, senior setter Sarah McBride of Villa Hills, Ky., and junior defensive specialist Claire Griffith of


St. Ursula Academy middle hitter Kristen Massa, center, will return for the Bulldogs this season. Turpin Hills. Cunningham and Harris figure to be a key part of the Silver Knights’ offense. “(Hannah’s) got a nice swing. She is going to be one of the center pieces of our offense,” Schlomer said. “Morganne has got a great, fast approach...she’s definitely going to be another weapon. I think my two outside hitters will be pretty strong.” The squad should also get some help from up-and-

comers off of last year’s junior varsity team. At 6-feet tall, sophomore middle hitter Dana Thomas of Wyoming should make an impact at the net. “She can reach over nine feet for an attack. She’s just huge in the middle and when she gets timing down, she can control the middle with blocks,” Schlomer said. Freshman Jackie Noe of Middletown, who plays competitively year round, should also help Summit.

While the Silver Knights work to reach the top of the MVC standings, the school will also have to prepare for moving up to the Division III volleyball level. This change means that the squad could face top Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League teams, such as Fenwick and Roger Bacon, come postseason time. “It should be a challenge,” Schlomer said. Despite the tough road ahead, Schlomer wants his team to leave a lasting memory with their play this season by advancing out of the sectional round of the state volleyball playoffs later this fall. “(We want) to make a name for ourselves with the Division III coaches,” Schlomer said. “If they don’t know my girls and they don’t show during (matches), my good players won’t get the recognition they deserve.” And while postseason success is on the school’s to-do-list, Schlomer would also like the squad to win the MVC title, which is something it hasn’t done since 2004. “It’s time to bring the title home,” he said. For more coverage, visit PressPreps

Other local schools Clark Montessori

Brian Lowe was the Miami Valley Conference coach of the year in the Gray division last season as the Cougars finished 11-10 (6-7 MVC). Brea Lowe was player of the year and is back as a junior. Also returning are senior Jameeda Rucker (second team) and juniors Brianna Scales and Stacia Smith (honorable mention). Clark opens at Aiken Aug. 31.


The Lady Warriors may not have any seniors on its 2011 squad, but head coach Fort Taylor likes that his team is young and energetic. He said with only two juniors who have played varsity matches, the team will have lots of room to grow and improve. One of those juniors is middle hitter and setter Quincy Taylor. As a sophomore, Taylor recorded 205 kills, 169 assists and 187 digs. Other players expected to make an impact include Grace Fining, Sam Cook, Emily McGraw and Jade Weber.

Purcell Marian

The Cavaliers were 13-11 last season, but 137 in the GGCL, which earned coach Lindsey Webb coach of the year honors in the Grey Central division. Sidney Henges was a first-team all-league player, with Megan Kenney making second team. Both return as seniors. Other returning seniors are Paige Kroell and Bria Mays. Purcell Marian’s opener is at Madeira Aug. 27.

Seven Hills

The Stingers enter 2011 coming off a 12-11 record and fourth-place finish in the Miami Valley Conference Scarlet Division a season ago. Led by coach Linda Clark, the Stingers open the season with the Madeira Invitational, Aug. 27.

St. Ursula

Kevin Lucas enters his second year as head coach with an experienced squad set on improving off its 13-12 mark from a season ago. The Bulldogs return 11 players from last year’s team, which includes 19 seniors.

Senior starters returning include Kasey Hollstegge (libero), Courtney Smith (outside hitter), Lexi Corn (outside hitter), Claire Sheanshang (outside hitter) and Mackenzie Loesing, (middle hitter). Kristen Massa, a 6-foot-1 middle hitter, should also have an impact, as the Bulldogs battle through the tough Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League.

Walnut Hills

The Eagles finished 10-11 (8-8 FAVC) last season with Caitlin Davis making first team with 229 kills. Davis returns for her senior campaign along with sophomore Kayla Boggess. Walnut Hills opens up Aug. 30 at Milford.


The Tigers were 13-7 overall, but outstanding in the CMAC with a 12-2 mark a year ago. Karen Dewar was named league coach of the year for her efforts. Withrow returns seniors Sydnee Jackson and DeWhittney Barnes. Their first game is against Princeton Aug. 29.


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Sports & reacreation

August 17, 2011


A restocked and rejuvenated UC Clermont volleyball team is back in the gym and preparing for a promising 2011 season. From left are: Front row, Courtney Davis, Lauren Bradford, Cindy Votel, Becca Walton, Rachel Ferguson, Harley Morris, Courtney Maier; Back row, Haley Weber, Rachel Mullins, Rachel Hays, Emily RogersFightmaster, Kaitlyn Miller, Aja Pettit and Katie Sipe.

UC volleyball wants more this season

A restocked and rejuvenated UC Clermont volleyball team is back in the gym and preparing for a promising 2011 season. Coming off a 2010 campaign in which the Cougars captured their seventh consecutive conference championship – including a second consecutive Ohio Collegiate Athletic Conference crown, won the OCAC post-season tournament and advanced to the Elite Eight of the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association national championship tournament (their fifth consecutive trip), the 2011 squad is looking to further enhance the great tradition of the Clermont volleyball program. The 2011 Cougars feature a good mix of talent and experience. The UC Clermont roster features two seniors – 5’4” defensive specialist Cindy Votel (Bellevue), second-team All-Conference in 2010 and 5’8” setter/outside hitter Lauren Bradford (Norwood), a USCAA First-Team AllAmerican and reigning OCAC Player of the Year. Three juniors further enhance the experience the 2011 Cougars feature.

Rachel Hays (Amelia) earned FirstTeam All-Conference honors as a 5’11”middle hitter and 5’8” setter Courtney Davis (Western Brown) was named Second-Team All-Conference in 2010. The 5’7” defensive specialist Rachel Ferguson (Norwood) adds veteran leadership to the group. Three sophomores who saw significant playing time in 2010 also return. Becca Walton 5’3” (Mother of Mercy) will switch to a setter role for the coming campaign. Emily Rogers-Fightmaster, at 6’1”, will return to the middle hitter position and 5’10” Haley Weber (Mariemont) will fill both outside and right side hitter slots. The incoming class is deep and talented. This class includes 6’1” middle/right side hitter and redshirt freshman Rachel Mullins (Eastern Brown), 5’7” outside hitter Katie Sipe (St. Bernard), 5’7” outside hitter Harley Morris (Simon Kenton), 5’3” defensive specialist Courtney Maier (Newport Central Catholic), 5’9” outside hitter Kaitlyn Miller (Sycamore) and 5’8” outside/middle hitter Aja Pettit

(Goshen and transfer from Notre Dame College). Joe Harpring will be at the helm for his eighth year as head coach and 11th year with the Clermont program. He is joined on his staff by one returnee and one newcomer. Former player and UC Clermont Hall of Fame inductee Meagan Ooten starts her sixth season as a Cougar coach. Tom Regensberger begins his first season as an assistant coach. UC Clermont kicks off the 2011 campaign with a conference road match at Southern State Aug. 23. The Cougars open the home portion of their schedule with an old-fashioned baseball-style doubleheader against West Virginia University-Parkersburg at noon, Saturday, Sept. 3. The home slate of contests for 2011 also includes the annual Cougar Classic tri-match on Sunday, Sept. 18, as well as the Tailgate Party and Senior Night. For more information about the team and the 2011 schedule visit:

Double take

Father’s Day weekend, Dr. Robert Lukin, left and his doubles tennis partner, Cotton Cobb of Amberley Village, traveled to Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, W. Va., to compete in the Senior 2011 National Category II Tennis Tournament, June 15-19. They upset the No. 1 and No. 2 seed and won the tournament. Lukin and Cobb were the winners of the 70 Doubles category. On Saturday, June 18, they upset the No. 1 seed in the semi-finals, and on Sunday, June 19, Father’s Day, they beat the No. 2 seed in the finals. Lukin is a professor of radiology at University Hospital and Cobb is a retiree of Union Camp Corp./International Paper. They play tennis locally at the Hyde Park Tennis Club and The Indoor Tennis Club in Madeira.

BRIEFLY Tennis hall of fame

Tony Trabert was among the presenters for the induction of the 2011 Class of the Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Fame, Saturday, Aug. 13, the first day of the Western & Southern Open, at the Grandstand Tent and Center Court, Western & Southern Open, Lindner Family Tennis Center, 5460 Courseview Drive, Mason. The enshrinees and their presenters are: • Enshrinee Jim Farley of Indian Hill was presented by International Tennis Hall of Famer, multiple Grand Slam champion, CBS tennis analyst

and 1951 and 1955 Cincinnati singles champion, Tony Trabert. • Enshrinee Bobbie Farley was presented by former U.S. Tennis Association President J. Howard “Bumpy” Frazer. The Farleys own the Western Hills Raquet Club. • Enshrinee Dan Kronauge, presented by fellow Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Famer and former UC tennis coach, Marty Wolf Enshrinee John Rauh, a Walnut Hills High School graduate, was presented by fellow Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Famer and former Xavier tennis coach, Jim Brockhoff.


Wednesday, August 24 Colerain High School Walnut Hills vs. Wyoming, 7:00 p.m.


Thursday, August 25 Colerain High School North College Hill vs. Reading, 5:30 p.m. Mt. Healthy vs. Roger Bacon, 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 26 Nippert Stadium Anderson vs. Princeton, 6:00 p.m. La Salle vs. Oak Hills, 8:30 p.m. Friday, August 26 Centerville High School Centerville vs. Elder, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 27 Nippert Stadium Moeller vs. Pickerington Central, noon. Lakota West vs. Winton Woods, 2:45 p.m. McNicholas vs. NewCath, 5:30 p.m. St. Xavier vs. Springfield, 8:15 p.m. Saturday, August 27 Welcome Stadium Hamilton vs. Northmont, 5:00 p.m. Middletown vs. Wayne, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 28 Colerain High School ESPNU Taft vs. Friendship Collegiate Academy, 11:00 a.m. ESPN Cocoa vs. Colerain, 3:00 p.m.

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Last week’s question

What excites you about the upcoming pro football season? “It excites me that somebody will once again plunk down some of their hard-earned money to watch the Bengals lose and at the same time help pay for that ridiculously expensive stadium that is like a millstone around the necks of all us residents of Hamilton County. “I will be thankful that it is not me laying out the cash.” F.S.D. “That Chad OchoWeirdo is no longer a Bengal. Yeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah!!!” Joy K. “Not much. I’m a lot more excited about UC football and the college football season.” T.H. “Nothing.”


“Absolutely nothing at all.” J.R.B. “My son and I have season tickets so we are looking forward to the coming season and we’re glad there will be a season. “Unfortunately it’s with a lot of trepidation due to the loss of Palmer, Owens and Ocho, plus the coaching changes and nonchanges. And then there are the legal problems some players encountered during the off-season. “We’re hoping for a better year than 2011 (which was lousy) but that will only happen if several players, especially the rookies, surprise us with unexpected performances plus a few lucky breaks.” R.V. “I get to catch up on my reading while my husband glues himself to the TV. I do, however, hope the Bengals can stay out of jail. Then we might have a chance at the Super Bowl.” J.K. “Palmer vs. Brown.”


“I love football – NFL, college, high school. I love the pace and action of the game. Wish I lived in a city where I could be proud of the NFL team.” E.E.C. “First of all the worst thing the Bengals could have ever done was to bring back coach Lewis. He’s had his chance and it didn’t work out. “With Palmer and Ochocinco gone I really have a hard time believing they will be better than their 4-12 season last year. “I dont want to sound negative but I’ve followed the Bengals for over 40 years and I have seen a lot of disappointment in our team and I dont think this year will be much different.” D.D.

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Don’t cut costs here, Congress

Where is “here”? “Here” is Congress’ funding for the F-35 Strike Fighter military aircraft. This is a fifth-generation multirole stealth fighter, and in addition to providing unprecedented tactical advantages to our troops its production benefits our economy. With the continued funding of the F-35 program jobs will be created, millions of dollars in revenue will be garnered, and our troops will be kept safe. Forty-six Ohio manufacturers contribute to the production of parts for this aircraft; close to 4,400 Ohioans are employed because of it; and, it has close to a $4 million impact on our state alone! These numbers should not be ignored! Our country is in the midst of an economic crisis and spending cuts must be made in Washington,

but “here” – the F-35 – is not the way to go. We are very close to reaping the full benefits of the F-35 program, as our nation has spent Joy E. Klinger over a decade Community investing in the Press guest technology of F-35 and the columnist the most cost-effective move Congress can make is to continue with the production schedule of F-35 and get these planes in the air. Our legacy aircraft need to be replaced in order to keep up with advances in technology and safety. Continuing the F-35 production schedule will get Ohioans (back) to work, will generate rev-

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Crediting my daughters for life lessons learned Like many educators, I am humbled by the tremendous responsibility of preparing young people to lead and succeed amidst the challenges of the world around us, and in my case at Mount Notre Dame, doing so within the character and spirit of the Catholic faith. The narrower focus of which I am a part – educating high schoolaged young women – is even more dear and personal to me. As the father of all girls, aged 10 to 32, my wife Barbara and I know firsthand the astronomical value of this juncture in a young woman’s life. What my daughters have taught me is that high school plays a critical part in shaping the women they will become. They enter MND more as children than women, and during the next four years discover not only a sense of who they are, but what in life may make them most happy.

It will be my mission to deliver against this responsibility each and every day. I feel fortunate and blessed to be able to do so. Larry Mock As the new Community head of school at Press guest Mount Notre I plan to columnist Dame, leverage my professional experiences – as a former vice president and worldwide manager at Procter & Gamble, private school board member, field hockey coach, teacher at two local Catholic schools and adjunct professor at Xavier University – to develop students academically, spiritually, socially and emotionally in order to best prepare them to meet future challenges.

While the lessons learned in those settings were great, I can tell you my most valuable and transformative lessons have come from my daughters. I’ve celebrated with them as they were accepted to college and, choking back tears, helped them move from our home to their schools and eventually to their own homes. I’ve shared their frustration as they have been passed over for jobs they deserved, and cheered for them as they successfully competed for the jobs they have now. Through it all, they impressed upon me the importance of grace under pressure and belief in oneself, demonstrating the integrity, strength and value young women bring to our world. I carry these lessons with me into my greatest challenge and newest position as head of school at Mount Notre Dame. I promise to

remember what my own girls have taught me, and am eager to learn more from the nearly 700 other young women with whom I’ll be sharing my days during the 2011-2012 academic year. While the job is difficult, educators have no choice but to succeed because the stakes are huge. It’s worth reminding ourselves that success requires no less than the best each of us has to give: from educators, students and their families; to alumnae, donors, volunteers, and school administrators. I invite all members of the community to call or write me at any time to talk about our important work. I can be reached at lmock@ or 513.821.3044, ext. 101 or follow me on Twitter at Larry Mock is the new head of school at Mount Notre Dame. He lives in Amberley Village.

WHEN THEY MEET Cincinnati City Council

Meets at 2 p.m. every Wednesday in room 300 at Cincinnati City Hall, 801 Plum St. Web site: Mayor Mark Mallory, 352-5201; Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls; council President Pro-Tem Cecil Thomas; council members Chris Bortz, Leslie Ghiz, Wayne Lippert, Amy Murray, Laure Quinlivan, Charlie Winburn and Wendell Young. City Manager Milton Dohoney, 352-3243, Assistant City Managers Scott Stiles and David Holmes; Director of the Department of City Planning Charles Graves III, 352-3260; Community Development and Planning, 3526146; Economic Development Director Holly Childs, 352-2499; Finance Director Joe Gray, 352-3000; City Treasurer Daryl Cammerer; Tax Commissioner Teresa Gilligan, 352-3838; Health Commissioner Dr. Noble Maseru; Health Commissioner’s Office Public Information Officer Bernadette Watson, 357-7291; Board of Health members, 357-7282; Office of Environmental Quality Director Lawrence Falkin, 352-6991; Director of Public Services Andrew Glenn, Jr., 352-5480; Police Chief, Col. Thomas Streicher, Jr., 352-3536; Fire Chief Robert Wright, 352-6220.

Cincinnati Public Schools

Meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month, 2651 Burnet Ave. Phone: 363-0000. Web site: Board President Eileen Reed; Vice President Eve Bolton; members Melanie Bates, Catherine Ingram, A. Chris Nelms, Sean T. Parker and Vanessa White. Superintendent Mary Ronan; Deputy Superintendent Laura Mitchell; Treasurer Jonathan Boyd.

Columbia Township

Trustee President Stephen Langenkamp; trustees Susan Hughes and David Kubicki; Fiscal Officer Paul Davis. Administrator C. Michael Lemon; Road Superintendent John Servizzi Jr.; Contract with Little Miami and Golf Manor fire departments and Deer Park Silverton Joint Fire District. Little Miami Fire Chief Tom Driggers, 271-3636; Golf Manor Fire Chief Greg Ballman, 531-2022; Silverton Fire Chief Donald Newman, 791-2500. Contract with Hamilton County Sheriff.

Columbia-Tusculum Community Council

Meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of the month at Columbia Baptist Church, 3718 Eastern Ave. Web site: President Arlene Golembiewski.


Meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month at Village Hall 5903 Hawthorne Ave. Phone: 527-6505. Web site: Mayor Ted Shannon; Vice Mayor Don Kessel; councilmembers Kelly Diaspro, William Hembree, Don Kessel, Sharon Lally, Don Telgkamp and Joanne Telgkamp Administrator Jenny Kaminer; Clerk/Treasurer Walter Raines; Little Miami Fire Chief Tom Driggers, 271-3636; Police Chief Rick Patterson, 271-7250.

Hyde Park Neighborhood Council

Meets at 7 p.m., the second Tuesday of the month at Knox Presbyterian Church, 3400 Michigan Ave.Web site: Council President Ann Gerwin; Vice President Janet Buening; Treasurer Len Sauers; Recording Secretary Sybil Mullin; Communications Secretary Carl Uebelacker; Executive Committee Member Annie McManis.

Meets at 6 p.m., the second Tuesday of the month, 5686 Kenwood Road. Phone: 5616046. Web site:

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Linwood Community Council

Meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Carl Lindner Tennis Center at Lunken Playfield, 4744 Playfield Lane. Council President Tom Salamon.

Madisonville Community Council

Meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at the Recreation Center, 5320 Stewart Road. 561-9343. Web site: Council President Bob Igoe; Vice President Prencis Wilson; Treasurer Addie Hunter; Recording Secretary Janet Black; Corresponding Secretary Ruth Ann Busold.


Meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month, 6907 Wooster Pike. Phone: 271-3246. Web site: Mayor Dan Policastro; council members Jeff Andrews, Andy Black, Joe Miller, Cortney Scheeser, Kimberly Sullivan and Dennis Wolter. Treasurer Tony Borgerding; Village Clerk Paul Tontillo; Tax Administrator Darlene Judd; Maintenance Superintendent John Scherpenberg, 272-5741; Building Commissioner Dennis Malone; Police Chief/Fire Chief Richard Hines, 271-4089.

Mariemont City School District

Meets at 7 p.m., the third Tuesday of the month in the cafeteria of Mariemont Junior High School, 6743 Chestnut St. Phone: 272-7500. Web site: Board President Ken White, Vice President Dee Walter; members Peggy Braun, Bill Flynn and Marie Huenefeld. Superintendent Paul Imhoff; Treasurer Natalie Lucas .

Mt. Lookout Community Council

Meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of every other month beginning in February at Christ the King Parish Center, 3223 Linwood Road. Phone: 723-5599. Web site: Board of Directors President John Brannock; Vice President Eric Flamme; Treasurer Matt Johnson; Secretary, Jeff Waltz; marketing and public relations, Cha Soutar; membership, Andy Park; legacy planning/philanthropy, Jim Gaunt; Directors at Large Brian Kierce, Maryann Ries, Mark Costello and Greg Delev.

Oakley Community Council

Meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Oakley Community and Senior Center, 3882 Paxton Road. Phone (trustee president): 351-7842. Web site: Board of Trustees President Peter Draugelis; Vice President Terry Garrard; Secretary Bob Luthy; Treasurer Mike Geswein; parliamentarian and law, Dan Bennie; membership and citizen outreach, Craig Rozen; business/zoning, Vince Schirmer; zoning, Brent Van Lieu; beautification, Matt Jones; trustee Skip Allen.

Terrace Park

Meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at 428 Elm Ave. Phone: 831-2137. Web site: Mayor Jay Gohman; Council President Pro Tem Mark Porst; members Stefan Olson, Jeff Krueger, Jim Muennich, Lee Cole and Tom Tepe. Clerk of Council/Assistant Fiscal Officer Laurie Baird; Chief Fiscal Officer Mark Holcomb; Solicitor Bob Malloy; Clerk of Court Bob Barket; Commissioner Gerald Hayhow; Police Chief Col. Gerald Hayhow, 8312137; Fire Chief Luke Frey, 831-2196; EMS Chief Connie Wilson, 831-2196.

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Examples of craft beers include Rock Bottom Brewery, Madrugada Obscura Dark Dawn Stout, Matilda, and Cerise Beer.

Couple’s creations a heavenly match Gannett News Service Two of the most creative and growing trends in the world of food and drink right now are the eat-local movement and the drink-craft beer movement. People are flocking to farmers markets all over Greater Cincinnati to buy in-season vegetables and locally raised meat. And they’re popping the tops on characterfilled beers from little breweries with funny names. Put the two trends together, and you get a fresh new way of appreciating beer and what it does for food. Laura Robinson and Grant McCracken combine local food and microbrews as a way of life. She’s also known as the Dandelion Chef and teaches classes at Indian Hill’s Turner Farm and demonstrates using local produce at farmers markets. He’s a beer cicerone, which is a new certification for beer experts. On a recent muggy summer afternoon, they put together a meal in the kitchen of their Madisonville house, surrounded by gardens (and deer fencing) and talked about their eating and drinking philosophy. They believe the craft beer movement is a part of the local food movement. “Microbrews are about locality. Increasingly, you can buy fresh local beer that’s made every day and comes from where you live. I can go to Rock Bottom (on Fountain Square) and buy beer from the guy who made it.” McCracken said. The personality and humor with which many microbrews brand their beer is similar in some way to the experience of getting to know the farmer who grew your zucchini, or the baker who baked your bread. Both trends are part of a backto-basics mentality, said Robinson. People find enjoyment in doing it themselves. While the rules for pairing wine and food have years of history and tradition behind them, food and beer matches are ready to be discovered. The principles are similar, though. Neither food nor beer should overwhelm the other. Flavor “hooks” in the beer, such as dried apricot or warm spice or toastiness, can suggest a food match, but sometimes a flavor contrast is more


Grant McCracken, left, pours a beer as Laura Robinson prepares a Buffalo burger.

Goat cheese paired with Founders Cerise


Madrugada Obscura Dark Dawn Stout beer and Blackberries with anise whipped cream.

This is an eye-opening combination. The beautiful pink beer made in Grand Rapids, Mich., is a pale ale with cherries added in five different stages. This goat cheese is fairly “loud,” with a nice earthy quality and a zing that’s matched by the acidity of the beer. The carbonation in the beer has a certain “mouth-scrubbing” quality that gets your mouth ready for the next bite. 1 round of Capriole O’Banon goat cheese (an Indiana cheese wrapped in chestnut leaves soaked in bourbon) Water crackers


Goose Island’s Matilda beer is paired with green beans gremolata. interesting than a match. The possibilities are nearly endless. Flavor in beer comes from the malted grain, the yeasts, and the added hops. Many beers have added flavors, as well. “There are over a hundred recognized beer styles,” said McCracken. “It’s really a wider range of flavors for matching with food than wine.” To cook the following recipes, Robinson used produce from local suppliers Turner Farm and Thistlehair Farms, Capriole cheese in Southern Indiana, bison from Vista Grand Ranch near New Richmond, cream from Snowville Creamery near Athens, Ohio, and locally made Blue Oven Bread. The recipes are all simple, just a few ingredients in each. But the beer alongside makes for a complex taste experience. The beers are not all strictly local, but they’re all Midwestern.

Green beans gremolata with Goose Island Matilda

The Belgian pale ale is made with some wild yeast. There’s a match between the herbal hops in the beer and the herb in the dish. And the slight bitterness cuts through the olive oil of the salad. 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 pound green beans, washed and ends trimmed 1 large garlic cover, unpeeled 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper Bring 21⁄2 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot. Add salt and beans and cook until slightly tender but still crisp, two to four minutes. Transfer to a bowl of ice water. Remove after three to four minutes and drain on a clean kitchen towel. To make the gremolata, put the garlic in a small heavy skillet, and

toast it over medium heat, shaking the pan occasionally until fragrant. Let cool, then peel and mince. Combine in a bowl with basil, lemon zest and olive oil. Toss the beans and the gremolata together in a salad bowl. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon over the on top if desired, and serve.

Frisco style buffalo burger with Rock Bottom Double IPA

This is a fabulous burger: it’s a substantial meal, and paired with this hoppy, bitter India Pale Ale, it’s a full taste experience. Here the bitterness contrasts with the rich, strong flavors of the burger, which makes it easy to keep eating. 11⁄2 pounds ground buffalo (bison) meat 6-8 medium garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons minced rosemary 2 teaspoons kosher salt 15-20 grinds fresh pepper 1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil Provolone, thinly sliced 1 large heirloom tomato, thinly sliced Sourdough bread, such as Blue Oven miche or Country French, 8 slices, 1⁄2-inch thick 2 tablespoons softened butter Mix buffalo, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Divide meat into four equal portions. Form each portion into a loose ball and gently flatten æ inch thick. Press center of patty down with fingertips, making a hollow in the middle. Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over high heat until just beginning to smoke. Add patties, indentation side up, and cook for 21⁄2 to 3 minutes. Flip, add sliced cheese and cook for two to two and half min-

utes on the second side for medium rare (Buffalo, a lean meat, is best not cooked past medium) Remove from the pan and set aside to rest. Clean out skillet and return to medium-high heat. Butter both sides of the bread and add to the hot pan. Flip after three to four minutes, or when the first side is golden brown. Cook on the second side for three to four minutes more. Place the burgers on the bread, add tomato slices, and top with another slice.

Blackberries with anise whipped cream and Jolly Pumpkin Dark Dawn Stout

This match really demonstrates how a beer and a food together can completely change the experience of both. The beer is very dark, and somewhat roasty. It’s like a dark, 75 percent cacao chocolate that goes beautifully with the dark blackberries. It’s a contrast to the rich, sweet cream. 3 cups blackberries 2 teaspoons granulated sugar 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1 ⁄2 teaspoon anise extract 1 ⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 or 3 gingersnaps, crumbled In a large mixing bowl, toss blackberries with the sugar and set aside. Chill a large mixing bowl and a balloon whisk in the freezer for five minutes. Add cream and whip until soft peaks form, fold in the extracts and powdered sugar and whip until stiff peaks form, another couple of minutes. (Or use an electric mixer – just be careful not to overbeat.) Divide berries equally among four shallow bowls, top with whipped cream and add crumbled gingersnap cookies to finish.

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The Art of Fabulous Fruit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Daily through Aug. 20. Workshop introduces masterly styles of Golden Era of Pomological Art. All levels welcome. Work in watercolor or colored pencil. Instructors: Olivia Marie Braida-Chiusano and Diane L. Harm. $325. Registration required. Presented by The Academy of Botanical Art. 423-8386; Mariemont.


Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 3295 Turpin Lane, Includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, garden waste, tree trunks and tree and shrub prunings. Hamilton County residents only. Commercial businesses and landscapers not eligible to participate. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7755; www.hamiltoncounty Newtown.


For the Love of Art, 5:30-8:30 p.m., The Art of Entertaining, 2019 Madison Road, Food, art and music. Create art while being enter- Walker tained by Tracy Walker with special guest, Kelly Richey. Ages 21 and up. $20, $15 advance. 871-5170; O’Bryonville.


Jazzercise, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Jazzercise Anderson, 8119 Clough Pike, High-intensity workout of cardio and strength. Professionally choreographed and taught by certified instructor. Free weekday child care available. Family friendly. $5 walk-in. 407-9292; Anderson Township.


Crafty Kids, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Ave., Make-it-and-take-it crafts. Sponsored by Kersten Fund. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4467; www.cincinnatilibrary. org. Mariemont.

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


Summer Music Festival, 9 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., Indoor and Outdoor Stages. Scheduled to appear: Great American Taxi featuring Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon. With Rumpke Mt. Boys. Doors open 8 p.m. Food, drink specials and happy hour until 7 p.m. $20 for two days, $15 each day. 871-6249; Columbia Tusculum. Return To Forever IV, 8 p.m. Gates open 7 p.m., PNC Pavilion at Riverbend, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, Jean-Luc Ponty and Frank Gambale. With Zappa Plays Zappa. $75, $65, $57.50, $52.50, $47.50, $37.50; plus fees and day of show increase. 800-745-3000; Anderson Township.


Pete and Wayne Show, 8:30 p.m., Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill, 4609 Kellogg Ave., Key West entertainers perform. Adult comedy. Ages 21 and up. $20 reserved front seats, $10. 871-1820. Columbia Tusculum.

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Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 474-3100; Anderson Township. Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7755; Newtown.


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


Cardio Dance Party, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave., Highenergy class with mix of dance styles including jazz, Latin, hip hop and more. First class free. $40 for five-class punch card; $10. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 533-9498. Oakley.


St. Mary Family Funfest, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Mary Church - Hyde Park, 2845 Erie Ave., Rides, music, food, raffle and games for all ages. Free. 321-1207; Hyde Park.

LITERARY - BOOKSTORES Make a Bigger Mess at the Manatee, 1:30-2:30 p.m. , Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Ages 47.Recycling broken crayons into sandpaper prints and into new multi-colored crayons. With Miss Kelli. Family friendly. $5. Reservations required. 731-2665; Oakley.

August Family Open House: Votive Sandblast, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Bring family to create glass art together. Design and sandblast your own glass votive candle holder. Family friendly. $5. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley. Off the Wall: Part Two, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, Sculptures in glass, wood, pottery and bronze by Darren Goodman, Joe Drury, Elin Eysenbach, Elsa McKeithan, Dave Borchers and Carman Ramos Politis. Exhibit continues through Sept. 17. Free. 791-7717; Fairfax.


Vine and Dine Wine Tasting, 5:30-8:30 p.m., The Art of Entertaining, 2019 Madison Road, Six tastes of wine, food and music. Family friendly. $30, $25 advance. 871-5170; O’Bryonville.


Anderson Township Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road, Locally harvested fruit and vegetables, organic meat, plants, fair trade coffee, baked goods and more. Rain or shine. Presented by Anderson Township. 688-8400; www.andersonfarmersmarket. org. Anderson Township. Mount Lookout Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Cardinal Pacelli School, 927 Ellison Ave., Parking lot. Produce, jams, jellies, salsa, honey, soap, baked goods, meat, flower’s, plants and herbs. 617-6405. Mount Lookout.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES FESTIVALS Toddler Time, 10:30-11 a.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Ages 1-4. Free. 396-8960. Norwood.

St. Mary Family Funfest, 5 p.m.-midnight, St. Mary Church - Hyde Park, Free. 321-1207; Hyde Park.



Summer Music Festival, 6 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, Scheduled to appear: Skeetones, Shotski, Headband and Manifest Station. Doors open 5 p.m. $20 for two days, $15 each day. 871-6249; stanleys.frontgatetickets. com. Columbia Tusculum.


Ron Purdon Quintet, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Free. 396-8960. Norwood.


Camp Coney: Ooey Gooey Camp, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Children participate in messy games. Ages 4 and up. $37.50. Registration required. Presented by Camp Coney (Coney Island). 2328230; coney.php. Anderson Township.

ManaTots, 9:30-10 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Stories and songs for children up to age 4. Free. Through Jan. 7. 731-2665; Oakley.


Bob Cushing, 7-11 p.m., Flipdaddy’s Burgers & Beers, 7453 Wooster Pike, 272-2337; Columbia Township. Saturday in Hyde Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. With Hunt & Berger., Hyde Park Square, 2643 Erie Ave., Acoustic-Electric Music Series. Hosted by Silk n’ Suede. Free. Presented by Hyde Park Square Business Association. 8711500. Hyde Park.


Summer Music Festival, 6 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, Scheduled to appear: The Clifftones, Jerry’s Little Band, Revenge Pinata and Freeform Connection. Doors open 5 p.m. $20 for two days, $15 each day. 871-6249; Columbia Tusculum. Stevie Nicks, 8 p.m., PNC Pavilion at Riverbend, 6295 Kellogg Ave., With Michael Grimm, 2010 “America’s Got Nicks Talent” winner. In Your Dreams Tour. $125, $99.50, $79.50, $59.50; plus fees. 800-745-3000; Anderson Township.


The Eisele Gallery, 5729 Dragon Way, Madisonville, will explore 3D in its second Off the Wall II exhibition, opening from 10 a.m. to 3p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. The exhibit includes sculptures in glass, wood, pottery and bronze by Darren Goodman, Joe Drury, Elin Eysenbach, Elsa McKeithan and Carman Ramos Politis, as well as recent acquisitions of 19th and early 20th Century paintings and new work from living artists. The exhibit ends Sept. 17. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, or by appointment. Call 791-7717, or visit Pictured is glass art by Darren Goodman. Madisonville Cup Soap Box Rally, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Bramble Park, Bramble and Homer avenues, Stock, Super Stock and Masters divisions. Double and single elimination. Cost to race: $120 weekend, $65 per day, $35 per race. Benefits Cincinnati Soap Box Derby. Free for spectators. Presented by Cincinnati Soap Box Derby. 885-1373; Fairfax.



Ault Park Classic Soap Box Derby, 7 a.m.6 p.m., Ault Park, 3600 Observatory Ave., Stock, Super Stock and Masters divisions. Double and single elimination. Cost to race: $120 weekend, $65 per day, $35 per race. Benefits Cincinnati Soap Box Derby. Free for spectators. 885-1373; Mount Lookout.

Ohio Valley Volleyball Tour Tournament, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Hahana Beach, 7605 Wooster Pike Men’s and Women’s Open., Spectators welcome. $60 per team. Presented by Ohio Valley Tour. 533-0831; Columbia Township.


Dog Days of Summer Canine Camp, 1011:30 a.m., Ault Park, 3600 Observatory Ave., With AJ from Active Paws, mobile groomers. Special guests share information and techniques to ensure the well-being of your dog. Dogs must be on a leash, good temperament and have current vaccinations. $25. Registration required. 321-6070; Mount Lookout. S U N D A Y, A U G . 2 1


You Can’t Take it With You, 1 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Free. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. 321-0762; Columbia Township.


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


St. Mary Family Funfest, 3-10 p.m., St. Mary Church , Spaghetti dinner available 5-7 p.m. Alcohol with wristband and ID. Free. 321-1207; Hyde Park.


Miller-Leuser Log House, 1-4 p.m., MillerLeuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, Tour of 1796 historic log house furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques, the barn, outhouse and corn crib. The oldest log cabin in Hamilton County remaining on its original site. Members of the Historical Society will be on hand to answer any questions. Appointments available. Closed November-May. Family friendly. Free. Through Sept. 18. 231-2114. Anderson Township.

Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance, 8 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., With Manchester Orchestra. 2011 Honda Civic Tour. Reserved: $69, $55, $35; $25, $20 lawn. 800-745-3000; Anderson Township.


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Wheel 1: Introduction to Wheel, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road, Weekly through Oct. 3. Learn to create mugs, bowls, and more. Designed for the absolute beginner and those wishing to brush up on fundamentals. Ages 18 and up. $215. Reservations required. 871-2529; Oakley.


Off the Wall: Part Two, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, Sculptures in glass, wood, pottery and bronze by Darren Goodman, Joe Drury, Elin Eysenbach, Elsa McKeithan, Dave Borchers and Carman Ramos Politis. Free. 791-7717; Fairfax.


Culinary Trip Around the World, 6:30-7:30 p.m., The Spice & Tea Exchange, 2637 Edmondson Road, Explore delicacies of Africa, Asia, South America and Europe with host and cookbook author, Kate Pleatman of World Family Kitchen. Open to families to learn about culture, food and spices. $5 per person. Reservations required. 531-7000; email; Norwood.


Beginner Taoist Tai Chi Class, 5:30-7 p.m., Oakley Recreation Center, 3882 Paxton Ave., Internal arts and methods incorporate stretching and turning into sequence of movements that improve health of body, mind and spirit. Free, donations accepted. 304-6055; Oakley.


Lynn Cullen, 7 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Author discusses and signs “Reign of Madness..” Free. 396-8960; Norwood.

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Stargazing 101, 8-10 p.m., Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place, Study the imaginative figures we call constellations and learn to use a planisphere to find constellations at any date or time. Family friendly. $18. Reservations required. Presented by Communiversity at UC. 556-6932; Mount Lookout.


Yoga Flow, 7-8:30 p.m., Mercy HealthPlex Anderson, 7495 State Road, Improve and provide relief from some chronic health conditions. Release life-long stress from body. Learn basic postures, breathing and relaxation techniques suitable for those of intermediate fitness level. $88. Registration required. 310-9029. Anderson Township.


Party on the Plaza, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Outdoor veranda. Music by Snow Shoe Crabs. Beer, wine and other concessions available. Vendors include: Anderson Bar & Grill, Carmine’s Italian Ice, City Barbecue, Kroger, LaRosa’s, Uno Chicago Grill and Wine World. Free. Presented by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. 474-4802. Anderson Township. W E D N E S D A Y, A U G . 2 4


The Inbet(W)Een Club, 4-5 p.m., Mount Washington Branch Library, 2049 Beechmont Ave., Activities for teens and tweens. Sponsored by Anderson Township Library Association. Family friendly. Free. 369-6033; www.cincinnatilibrary. org. Mount Washington.


Richard Paul Evans, 7 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, New York Times bestselling author discusses and signs “Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25.” Free. 396-8960; Norwood. T H U R S D A Y, A U G . 2 5

ON STAGE - THEATER Moon Over Buffalo, 8-10 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Comic play by Ken Ludwig set in Buffalo, New York in 1953. Ages 18 and up. $10. Presented by Brieabi Productions. 497-5000; Anderson Township.


Tu Sabado Latino, 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Inner Circle, 4343 Kellogg Ave., El Nuevo Tequilas Nite Club. Music by DJ Chalino y DJ Tavo. Ages 18 and up. $10; free women ages 21 and up before 11 p.m. 321-0220; myspace. com/elnuevotequilasniteclub. East End.



The Western & Southern Open wraps up this week at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, with the men’s and women’s semifinals at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 and the finals at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. Roger Federer, pictured at the open last year with his title trophy, will defend his 2010 title, as will Kim Clijsters. Matches are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 1719. For tickets, visit

Sideline Event, 6:30 p.m., Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Moonlite Gardens. Cocktail Reception featuring wine tasting by The Biltmore Estate. Dinner-by-the-bite prepared by chefs of The Biltmore Estate and Coney Island. Silent auction of travel getaways and one-of-a-kind autographed memorabilia. Music by UC Alumni Big Band and entertainment by Andrea Wagner. Vintage cars on display. Features former Bengals players and Ben-Gals. Benefits Memory Disorders Center UC Neuroscience Institute. $200 Quarterback Patron, $125 Captain/Co-Captain, $95 general admission. Presented by Cheering for Charity Foundation. 827-2597. Anderson Township.


The Showboat Majestic presents “Art of Murder,” a murder mystery and comedy, through Aug. 28. Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. and a 7 p.m. show on Sunday, Aug. 21. Tickets are $17, and $16, seniors and students. Visit or call 513-241-6550. Pictured are performers: Mike Hall, left, Leah Strasser and Molly Massa.


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A few simple, tasty snacks to pack for lunch

Is the summer flying by for you as quickly as it is for me? Already the kids are talking about buying school supplies. And parents are thinking about what they’re going to pack in lunches. Here’s some ideas to help out.

On the go chewy bars

Granola bars are so popular now. This is a nice, all purpose bar, good for breakfast on the go or to pack into lunches. Feel free to substitute just about anything for the chocolate chips, or use half chocolate chips and half dried fruit, nuts, whatever. 1

4 ⁄2 cups oats 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 ⁄3 cup butter, softened 1 ⁄2 cup honey 1 ⁄3 cup packed brown sugar, dark or light 2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips or dried fruit (raisins, diced apricots, your choice)

This will make it easier to cut into squares or bars and you can cut the bars right in Rita the pan. bars Heikenfeld coolLet comRita’s kitchen pletely in pan before removing. Makes two to three dozen.

2-3 teaspoons cinnamon

Roughly chop 1 cup of the nuts and seeds. Place in bowl. Use your food processor to pulse the other 11⁄2 cups of nuts and seeds into a finer “chop.” Add to bowl. Add fruit. Stir in coconut. In a saucepan over medium heat, mix oil, honey, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon. Cook until mixture bubbles, then pour over the fruit/nut mixture and mix well. Press into sprayed or parchment lined pan. Press hard and cool two to three hours.

Grain, gluten and dairy free granola bars

From Julie, a Kentucky reader who works in a day care facility. “I got this recipe from a mom who has a child with allergies to grains, gluten and dairy.”

Rita’s cherry pecan bars

Check out my blog at and our website version of this column for these favorites.


2 ⁄2 cups assorted nuts and seeds 1 cup dried fruit 2 cups shredded coconut 1 ⁄4 cup coconut oil 1 ⁄2 cup honey 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt

Buttermilk pancakes

Out of all the pancakes I make, these are my husband, Frank, and grandson Luke’s favorite. Leftovers microwave

The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District began collecting obsolete computer equipment and televisions from Hamilton County residents May 2. To date, 174,454 pounds of computer equipment and televisions have been collected. This free program will be open until Oct. 31 at 2trg, 11085 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. County residents interested in participating in this program can drop-off their unwanted computer equipment/TVs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Residents must bring proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill, in order to participate. This program prohibits the acceptance of computer equipment/TVs from businesses, churches, schools and nonprofit organizations. The Computer & TV Recycling Drop-Off program will also be open Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program will be closed Sept. 5. Acceptable Items Include: CPUs, hard drives, personal copiers, docking stations, monitors, scanners, printers, cellular telephones, televisions, hard drives, tape and disk drives, VCR and DVD players, circuit boards, cables, main frames, servers, terminals, fax machines, PDAs, back up batteries, chips, keyboards, mice, modems, computer speakers, CD Rom drives, and laptops. For more information, call 946-7766 or visit

1 egg 1 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon butter, melted 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon ea: baking soda and powder 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt Mix egg, buttermilk and vanilla together. Add rest of ingredients. Let sit a few minutes before cooking on buttered griddle or pan. Makes about six pancakes, 5 to 6 inches diameter.

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Bring 3 quarts salted water to boil. Add carrots and cook until crisp tender, about eight minutes. Drain. Melt butter in skillet and stir in sugar and lemon juice. Add carrots and cook, until sauce is reduced to a syrup glaze, about five minutes. Serves six.

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Eastern Hills Journal


August 17, 2011

Low-interest ‘checks’ turn out to be not so convenient You’ve probably received one of those so called “Convenience Checks” from your credit card company offering you a very low interest rate on money you wish to borrow. But, before you take advantage of those checks you need to know about an unexpected drawback. Mary Lehman, Amberley Village, says she was very happy with the offer that came with her convenience checks. “I could get a zero percent APR by using these checks for 15 months. Now, there’s a small fee, I think it’s 3 percent. I was going to use it to refinish my floors,” she

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said. Lehman says she thought the checks would be just like using her credit card. So, she used a check to pay the man who re-did her floors. Soon problems developed with the

floors. “After the polyurethane began to dry, I noticed it hadn’t been stained properly,” Lehman says. Lehman called the contractor who did the work but he didn’t

call back. “I called the Visa company up and thought I could just stop payment on the check, which is a reasonable thing to expect. They told me, ‘Oh, no. We can’t stop payment on the check.’” Although the credit card company would not stop payment, Lehman asked if she could dispute the charge, just as she can dispute a charge on her credit card, but was told she can’t do that either. “They told me, ‘Oh no, you have no recourse with these checks whatsoever. These checks are totally different from a credit card.’” Lehman says she’s particularly

upset because the letter that came with the convenience checks recommends using them to pay for such things as home improvements. Although the idea of not having to repay the money for up to 15 months is very enticing, Lehman says she wants to warn everyone. “As tempting as these checks are, do not use them to pay contractors. Take the extra time to put it in your bank first and then pay the contractor afterwards with your credit card,” she says. Visa tells me banks sending out convenience checks are responsi-

ble for their check policies. So, it’s important to remember the 60day purchase protection you get with your credit card simply does not apply to convenience checks. Instead, consider these checks just like cash. Once you use them you have no recourse if the goods or services later turn out to be defective. Also, don’t just throw them away if you don’t want them – rip them up first so no one can steal them and use them. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Summer fun recently continued at the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Barn in Mariemont with a free children’s art class. Artists Amanda Carlisle and Lynn Hogan submitted an idea to Artswave to build a “Gargantuan Tarantula.” Twenty-four children ages 6 and older worked together in the Barn studios to create a giant spider and web from found materials. Children were very

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involved with decision making about the final appearance of the spider. They took a vote about whether or not to put socks on the spider to be cuter, (with socks) or scarier, (without socks). The no sock group won. The children and their huge spider and web will march in a parade in Mariemont to celebrate Community Arts Center Day Saturday, Aug. 27. Artswave and Art Works

partnered together to develop a plan for Community Arts Center Day in Cincinnati. Funds for the day are provided from the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr. US Bank Foundation. For more information about Community Arts Center Day and the parade call “The Barn” at 272-3700. The Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, “The Barn” is located at 6980 Cambridge Ave. in Mariemont.

Hyde Park attorney honored Hyde Park attorney William R. Gallagher recently was awarded the 31st annual Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ most prestigious honor. The award is given annually to the one criminal defense lawyer who best exemplifies the goals and values of the Association and the legal profession. Formerly a public defender with the Cook County Public Defender’s office, Gallagher is currently a partner at the criminal defense firm Arenstein & Gallagher. He previously served as the president of the Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, as well as on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He currently heads CLE

programming for t h e National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Gallagher w h i c h includes more than 10 national seminars each year. National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers immediate past President Jim E. Lavine presented Gallagher with the Heeney Award. “Under Bill’s leadership as Chair of NACDL’s CLE Institute, the quality and quantity of NACDL’s educational programs increased tremendously,” Lavine said. An active proponent of sentencing reform, Gallagher serves on the Hamilton County Policy and Structure Committee, which addresses issues involved in the criminal justice system of Hamilton County,

and on the Board of Directors of Ohioans to Stop Executions. A founding member of the Ohio Innocence Project, he is also the federal Criminal Justice Act Panel Representative for the Southern District of Ohio and a commissioner on the Hamilton County Public Defender Commission. In 2002, he was appointed by the governor to the Ohio Sentencing Commission, where he served for seven years. Gallagher has taught as an adjunct professor at University of Cincinnati Law School for 10 years. He has also taught at DePaul Law School as an adjunct professor. Gallagher graduated with honors from ChicagoKent College of Law in 1987 and a degree in business administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1984. He graduated from Brother Rice High School in 1980.


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Saigon Cafe owner Alex Nguyen, rear right, stands with his staff Kevin Abney, Andy Nguyen and Mary Jane Ochsner. The restaurant specializes in Vietnamese food.

New Hyde Park restaurant specializes in Vietnamese cuisine By Forrest Sellers

HYDE PARK – Restaurant owner Alex Nguyen saw a need to bring Vietnamese food to Hyde Park. “I saw a niche in this part of town,” said Nguyen, who opened Saigon Cafe, 3672 Erie Ave., in July. The restaurant offers Vietnamese, Thai and Japanese cuisine. “I wanted to open something nice for the Asian and Vietnamese community and (for) Asian food lovers,” said Nguyen,

who also operates both the Oakley Nails and Hyde Park Nails salons. In addition to specialties such as marinated chicken, pork, stir-fried beef tenderloin and a variety of other dishes, Saigon Cafe also serves sushi and has a bar area which offers foreign wines. Saigon Cafe has both lunch and dinner menus. “We use expensive rice and expensive roll paper for the sushi roll,” said Nguyen, who is a resident of Hyde Park. “Our sushi chef has

been in the business for 30 years.” Nguyen also has confidence in another of his chefs, his mother, Ann Lee, who was a caterer in Vietnam. Saigon Cafe is open daily. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Therapy gym added in Oakley


The Rev. Ed Smith joins with Christ the King staff as he officially begins his tenure as the new pastor. From left are Alisa Fisher, Emily Daley, Smith, Kim Roy, Steve Kucia, Helmet Roehrig, Pam Boston and Pam Gruesser.

Our Lord Christ the King names new pastor Our Lord Christ the King Church recently appointed The Rev. Edward P. Smith as the new pastor. Smith becomes the parish’s sixth pastor since the church was established in 1926. He succeeds Father Robert Obermeyer who retired in July after celebrating his Golden Jubilee. Smith comes to Christ the King from the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Mt. Washington, where he was the president from 2004 to 2011. Smith previously served as associate pastor at Our Lord Christ the King from 1987 to 1991. After studying for the priesthood at St. Gregory Seminary and the North

American College in Rome, Smith was ordained in 1983. Since then he has served the people of the Archdiocese in a variety of capacities. He was a teacher and campus minister at his alma mater, McNicholas High School, and served as associate pastor at several area churches. In 1995 he returned to Rome to be part of the faculty of the North American College, where he was director of liturgy and vice rector. In 2000 he was appointed to the faculty of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary as the director of formation. Four years later he was named the 34th president and rector of the seminary

by Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk. Smith is excited about coming home to Christ the King and has very fond memories of his years there, especially the faith and commitment of the people in the community. Our Lord Christ the King Church is located in Mt. Lookout and supports Cardinal Pacelli School, grades preschool through eight. The parish carries out its mission through worship, sacramental ministry, Christian education and a variety of social action and faith formation groups. New members are always welcome. To learn more visit

Hyde Park Health Center is adding an 880-squarefoot rehabilitation therapy gym to its 190-bed skilled nursing campus located at 4001 Rosslyn Drive in Oakley. Joy Medley, director of rehabilitation, said, “We utilize a ‘team approach’ in providing care to our patients. We are dedicated to doing everything we can to make their rehab stay a success. The new therapy gym provides an activities of daily living kitchen, to assess and practice home skills before a patient leaves.”

Stephanie Brenner, physical therapist, emphasized the innovative therapies and equipment that are provided: ACP modalities, electric stim, ultrasound, VitalStim therapy for diagnostic swallowing assessment and therapy, NuStep equipment, a BAPS balance board, standing tables and treadmills. “The therapy gym allows us to do our best with the best for the best results of our residents,” said Executive Director Josie Browning Haney. For more information call 582-3492.

Two businesses sign leases in Hyde Park Plaza Doctors Express and Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt have signed leases for retail space at Hyde Park Plaza, 3760 Paxton Road, in Oakley. Primary healthcare clinic Doctors Express has leased 3,474 square feet and Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt has leased 2,406 square feet, bringing the center to

96 percent leased. Both businesses are slated to open this fall. The 396,861-squarefoot shopping center is anchored by Kroger and Bigg’s alongside national retailers such as Michaels, Massage Envy, Panera Bread, Starbucks and Staples.

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Community RELIGION

Knox Presbyterian Church

The church celebrates one combined worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary, immediately followed by the popular “Lemonade on the Lawn” fellowship time. All are welcomed to attend. Child care will be provided. Feel free to join the Adult Education Hour starting at 11:15 a.m. The church is at 3400 Michigan Ave., Hyde Park; 321-2573;

SonRise Community Church

The church is offering a free spaghetti dinner for those who are having financial difficulties. The dinner is offered on the last Thursday of every month. Doors open at 6 p.m., and dinner is served until 7. The meal includes salad, dinner rolls, main entree, drinks and dessert, and is prepared by a small group of volunteers from the church and is served at the SonRise Community Church, 8136 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, between Terrace Park and Newtown. The meal includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and drinks. Call Dale at 543-9008 with questions. The church has moved into a new building, 8136 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH, 45227 (between Terrace Park and Mariemont in Columbia Township). Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. Dress is casual. The church is located at 8136 Wooster Pike, Columbia Township.

Truelight Missionary Baptist Church The church offers services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays, and 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The pastor is Chris Mobley. The church is at 4311 Eastern Ave., Columbia Tusculum; 256-0132.

Village Church of Mariemont

The church meets every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. at Dale Park Junior High School, 6743 Chestnut St.;

Anderson Hills Christian Church Disciples of Christ

The church, pastored by Liz DeWeese, conducts Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Childcare and classes are available during the service. Sunday adult Bible study

The church is hosting Scrapbooking and More Crafts, 5:30-8:30 p.m. every third Monday. Free child care is provided. Those interested in attending must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. All paper projects are welcomed including, but not limited to, scrapbooking, stamping, cardmaking and photo-frame keepsakes. Crafters should bring their own photos, albums and specialty items. Most other tools and supplies will be provided. There is no charge for use of supplies. The church is located at 7701 Kenwood Road; 891-1700.

Hartzell United Methodist Church Sunday Worship Services are 9 and 10:30 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s School is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. Youth Groups, Bible Studies weekly; child care and transportation provided. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

prompted the additional service time, adding another parking lot, and having volunteers and police to help with parking each week. The church offers services at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. each Sunday. The church is at 3950 Newtown Road, Anderson Township;; 272-5800.

Women’s AA is 7:15 p.m., Mondays and 7 p.m., Fridays. Adult Education is 4:30 p.m., Wednesdays. Men’s AA is 8:30 p.m., Saturdays. The church is pastored by Rev. David Hawley and Rev. Anne Wrider. The church is at 6000 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 561-6805;

Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Church

The church has a new contemporary worship service, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. The services will feature contemporary worship music in a relaxed atmosphere with biblical teaching that will resonate with the fast-paced lifestyles that many of us find ourselves in today. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.

The church, which previously conducted services in Indian Hill at Cincinnati Country Day, has seen a 150-percent jump in Sunday service attendance since opening their own facility. That increase

There will be a church-wide rally day on Sunday, Aug. 28. The Episcopal Holy Eucharist is 8 a.m. Sundays. Episcopal Morning Prayer is 10 a.m. Sundays. Gospel Gormet (Sunday School) is 10 a.m. Sundays. Childcare is provided at 10 a.m., Sundays. Presbyterian Holy Communion is 10 a.m. Sundays. Jail ministry worship is 8:30 a.m. Sundays. Senior High Youth is 8 p.m. Sundays.



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Brecon United Methodist Church

The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Samaritan Closet hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Samaritan Closet offers clothing and food to people with demonstrated needs. Bread from Panera is available on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Samaritan Closet is located next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.


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Church of God of Prophecy

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship is at 11 a.m. Sundays. Bible Study is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at 8105 Beech Ave., Deer Park; 793-7422.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

The Labor Day Walk to benefit the African Well Fund is Sept. 3. Contact the church office for details. Disciple Bible Study groups are forming for the fall. Disciple I, Disciple II, and Christian Believer are being offered. Call the church for details. The church is searching for craftersand vendors to join the Fall Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12. Register at Traditional worship services are 8:20 a.m. and 11 a.m.; contemporary music is 9:40 a.m. every Sunday. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

Connections Christian Church

The church has contemporary worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 7421 E. Galbraith Road, Madeira; 791-8348.


Sunday Services

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

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


Epiphany United Methodist Church

Wee Three Kings Preschool, a ministry of Epiphany United Methodist Church, has openings for the 1824 month Parent’s Day Out classes. Classes meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Parents may choose one or two days a week. If interested, call Stacy at 683-4256. Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

Faith Christian Fellowship Church

The church has recently undertaken a Bus Transportation Ministry. The bus has been running but expansion is in the works. The church has certified, insured bus drivers who pick up youth (with permission slip) or people of any age to attend Sunday morning services. The bus will also go to nearby nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Rock Church ministry for students in grades 7-12 meets the third Saturday of each month 7-10 p.m. Features DJ, dancing, games, prizes and concessions. The church is at 6800 School St., Newtown; 271-8442.

Good Shepherd Catholic Church

The church recently kicked off its Honduras Project. The church will interact with their friends in Hon-

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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

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245 Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave


Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Wed Night Bible Study 7:00 pm Pastor Ed Wilson 8105 Beech Avenue - Deer Park (Just off Galbraith across from Amity School) 513-793-7422


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9:30 & 11:00 - in our Contemporary Worship Center Sunday School and Childcare available at 9:30 & 11 services. Plenty of Parking behind church

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Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

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CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "The Strength To Stand: Good News for Disheartened Believers"

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


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


2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN


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Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM

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Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

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

Child Care provided 10:30AM Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor

INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894

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

Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am



Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m.

Good Shepherd

Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Pastors Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jess Abbott & Alice Connor

All Are Welcome

2 Contemporary Worship Services

(off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.)

Worship at 5:00pm Saturday and 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday mornings

9:15 AM Contemporary Worship 10:45 AM Traditional Worship Children & Adult Sunday School


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

The summer worship service is at 10 a.m. with children’s message and special music. There is no Sunday school in the summer. Child care is provided. The community is invited to worship and participate in the many fellowship and serving activities throughout the summer. Ascension is working with the Eastside Coalition to build one of three homes this year in the Cincinnati area. Interested volunteers may call Ascension at 793-3288 for more information. Community and world donations continue throughout the summer. Backpacks and dry erase markers are collected for people served by the Northeast Emergency Distribution Service (NEEDS) as well as various food items. Health Kits for Lutheran World Relief will be collected until Sunday, Sept. 18. Other collections include empty pill bottles and aluminum cans and items for the NICU University Hospital (receiving blankets, onesies sleepers and 4-ounce baby bottles). The community is invited to participate. Call Ascension at 7933288 for more information. Ascension is participating in the Southern Ohio Synod ELCA Malaria Campaign through education about the disease and donations from members and various church groups. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288,

Religion news is published at no charge on a space-available 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, 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.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church


Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

Ascension Lutheran Church


About religion


The opportunity to sing, to develop musicianship skills, to explore Christian faith, to know satisfaction in doing something well – all in the company of new friends – that is the experience of members of the Cathedral Choir of Boys and Girls. Christ Church Cathedral established the citywide choir to foster within elementary school-age children a life-long enjoyment and appreciation of music through the singing of sacred choral compositions. The choir is directed by the cathedral’s director of music, Dr. Stephan Casurella, with the support of a staff of professional music educators. The cathedral is now accepting applications from any child age 7-11 (grade 2-6) for its new program season. No musical experience is required, but applicants audition in person so that vocal ability and musicality can be assessed. Rehearsals are 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, beginning in September, and are based on the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) Voice for Life curriculum. Occasionally, the Boys and Girls Choir sings during worship at the cathedral, but this involvement is intentionally limited so that choristers can continue attending their own parishes. And this year, the cathedral is exploring the possibility of the choir singing, as invited, at members’ different churches. The cathedral will have a parent information session and auditions – with pizza – at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7. An enrollment form is available at For more information, contact Dr. Stephan Casurella, at scasurella@cccath. org or by calling the church. Music Live at Lunch, the church’s weekly concert series, will feature the following performers in September: Sept. 6: Nathan Richard Stewart, Organ (nave); Sept. 13: Lindsey Duncan, Celtic harp; Sept. 20: Steel Away steel drum band; Sept. 27: Brianna Matzke and Andy Villemez, piano. These free concerts are at 12:10 p.m., Tuesdays. Patrons can bring their lunch or buy one at the cathedral for $5. Call the church for more information. The church is at 318 E. 4th St., Downtown Cincinnati; 621-1817.

duras in joint-faith sharing and development, help build a new bilingual elementary school, establish a new parish in Santa Lucia, travel to Honduras to meet their new Catholic brothers and sisters and help faith formation students connect with the children of Intibuca. For more information, call Deacon Mark Westendorf at 489-8815 ext. 718. The church has Roman Catholic Mass with contemporary music Sundays at 4 p.m. Good Shepherd’s contemporary music Mass is a little livelier, a little more upbeat, but remains grounded in the traditional Roman Catholic liturgy. Worshipers will recognize popular Christian worship songs by artists such as Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman and Tim Hughes, as well as familiar Catholic liturgical hymns played to a livelier beat. At key points in the service, Contemporary Mass Music Director Bruce Deaton and his band strike up energetic praise music that has the congregation singing and clapping their hands. The Mass draws worshipers of all ages. Come early to get acquainted with the new songs which begin at 3:45 p.m. Stay after Mass on the first Sunday of each month for food, fun, and fellowship. The church is located at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 5034262.


Christ Church Cathedral

is 9:15 a.m. The church is at 8119 Clough Pike, Anderson Township; 474-2237;;

Eastern Hills Journal

August 17, 2011

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MADEIRA-SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Fellowship 10:30 am Traditional Worship 11:00 am Christian Education for Children and adults at 9:30 & 11 am

Child Care provided


Eastern Hills Journal


August 17, 2011

Ties and pearls

Hyde Park residents, from left, Kent Shaw, Alma Jean Crawford, Joanie Lotts and Peter Hiltz, committee members for the Sept. 10 Black Tie and Pearls gala, plan the event together.









The Sept. 10 Black Tie and Pearls gala will feature pre-concert dinner and drinks followed by a breathtaking performance by none other than worldrenowned violinist Itzhak Perlman with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. After the performance, audience members can mix, mingle and jam at the “Perl Jam” after-party. More information and tickets are available at www.cincinnatisymphony.or g/perlman or by calling 381-3300. THANKS TO MEGHAN BERNEKING.

Committee members and Indian Hill residents, from left, Hengameh Nassef, Barbara Hahn and Ronna Willis plan the Black Tie and Pearls gala for Sept. 10.

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Lighthouse Baptist Church


Lighthouse Baptist Church has Sunday School at 10 a.m. Sunday morning service at 11 a.m., Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. and Wednesday service at 7 p.m. The church uses the King James Bible, sings traditional hymns and has conservative music. Sunday School classes are available for all ages. A well-staffed nursery is provided for each service. The church is meeting at Raffel’s Blue Ash Banquet Center, at 11330 Williamson Road, Blue Ash; 7093344.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

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The church’s High School Students join together on Wednesday nights 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for “United,” an outreach event that is made up of different church groups. During the summer they meet at their volunteers’ homes for a pool party and a devotional. During the school year we meet at Receptions and play games and give students the opportunity to ask questions about God or religion by texting in their question. Worship service time is 10 a.m. Sundays. Sunday School has several Bible study classes for adults and children from 11:30 a.m. to noon. The new Connect Family service is 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays. The church has youth groups for preteens in grades 7-8 and teens in ninth- through 12th-grades from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525;

With joyful hearts, Mr. and Mrs. Gary and Cathi Warzala of San Francisco, California (formerly of Loveland, Ohio) are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristie Lynn Warzala, to Jonathan William Pritchard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley and Debbie Pritchard, also of Loveland, Ohio. Kristie is a graduate of Mount Notre Dame High School and Miami University of Ohio. Jonathan is a graduate of Loveland High School and is also a graduate of Miami University. Kristie and Jonathan first met at Loveland’s Lloyd Mann El- Loveland United Methodist Church times are 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. ementary School and Service for Morning Chapel, an intimate were reunited as freshman gathering of the community of faith on Miami University’s worshiping in a traditional setting; 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for Waterski Team. Both are Engage, the praise band “Clutch” graduates of the Richard leads worship in a contemporary T. Farmer School of Busistyle; and 11 a.m. to noon for ness. Kristie is currently a Classic Tradition, traditional worship led by various musical groups Talent Buyer for Procter & including Chancel Choir, adult and Gamble and Jonathan is children’s bell choirs and children’s an Outside Sales RepreSunday School Chorus. sentative for Rodem. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 Kristie and Jonathan will a.m. Nursery care is provided all morning on Sunday. Visit www. wed in an outdoor or call the church mony in Cincinnati, Octooffice to find out about all the minber 2011. The couple will istry offerings at Loveland UMC. make their home in Indi- The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738. anapolis, Indiana.




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About police reports


The Community Press published names of adults charged with offenses. The information is a public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact police: • Cincinnati: Capt. Douglas Wiesman, District 2 commander, 979-4440. • Columbia Township: Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Sgt. Peter Enderle, 683-3444. • Fairfax: Rick Patterson, chief, 271-7250. • Mariemont: Rick Hines, chief, 271-4089. • Terrace Park: Jerry Hayhow, chief, 831-2137 or 825-2280. Tyree Andre McFarland, born 1975, trafficking, drug abuse, 5812 Madison Road, July 27. Ronald Lee Casey, born 1957, assault, 2630 Victory Pkwy., July 28. Markeith Green, born 1991, aggravated burglary, 1516 William H. Taft Road, July 28. Barry Battles, born 1985, trafficking, 5600 Arnsby Place, July 28. Andrew Riggs, born 1988, theft under $300, 4430 Ridge Ave., July 28. Douglas W. Martin, born 1952, drug abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia, 6204 Montgomery Road, July 29. John W. Franz, born 1953, theft under $300, 3601 Columbia Pkwy., July 31. Lacy E. Anderson, born 1974, domestic violence, assault, July 31. Nicholas F. Bomske, born 1983, domestic violence, July 31. Richard Lightner, born 1971, theft under $300, 3760 Paxton Ave., July 31. Dorothy A. Sabin, born 1978, falsification, 3228 Brotherton Road, July 31. Cynthia Beuerlein, born 1974, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., July 31. Jonnie D. Doughman, born 1987, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., July 31. Karen D. Perri, born 1958, theft under $300, 3760 Paxton Ave., Aug. 1.

Kyle Smith, born 1964, domestic violence, Aug. 1.

Incidents/investigations Abduction 3590 Madison Road, July 24.

Aggravated robbery

3590 Madison Road, July 24.


2538 Hackberry St., July 22. Breaking and entering 1621 Clayton St., July 26. 2521 Hackberry St. No. 13, July 22. 5121 Kenwood Road, July 23. 5210 Brotherton Court, July 22. 5812 Madison Road, July 25. 5916 Woodmont Ave., July 22. 6224 Montgomery Road, July 25.


1391 Burdett Ave. No. 7, July 22. 3412 Mooney Ave., July 27. 3562 Vista Ave., July 23. 4533 Whetsel Ave., July 25. 4537 Hector Ave., July 25. 796 Wakefield Dr., July 23.

Criminal damaging/endangering 3130 Woodburn Ave., July 23. 6232 Montgomery Road, July 22.


Reported on Whetsel Avenue, July 22.


3624 Grandin Road, July 26. 1385 Burdett Ave., July 24. 1550 Madison Road, July 24. 1617 E. McMillan St., July 23. 2538 Hackberry St., July 25. 2712 Woodburn Ave., July 25. 2750 Woodburn Ave., July 25.


2707 Losantiridge Ave.: Guyer Steven L. & Christine M. to Levin Jason E. & Elizabeth M.; $196,000. 7409 Elm St.: Bank Of America N.A. to Cotton Daniel; $31,500. 7411 Elm St.: Bank Of America N.A. to Cotton Daniel; $31,500.


1617 Mcmillan Ave.: Bieszczak Victoria to Metz Michael; $60,000. 405 Torrence Court: Mcdermott James D. & M. Louise to Crowley Sherri L.; $250,000.


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Fifth Third Mortgage Co.; $120,000. 1117 Herschel Ave.: Held Richard A. to Cox Garrett M.; $340,000. 3255 Nash Ave.: Mornington Properties LLC to Greystone Country Homes East Inc.; $190,000. 3321 Royal Place: Riemann Larry to Edwards David J. & Nicole Linn; $308,000. 3449 Custer St.: Montgomery Leanne M. Rahe Tr to Kuppert Michael A. & Sandra; $400,000. 3453 Principio Ave.: Borneman Christina to Bruegge Kevin M. &

Molly; $450,000.


1358 Burdett Ave.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Brannigan Michele; $36,500. 3079 Mathers St.: Kassem Yousef to Allmond Clementine A.; $100. 912 Windsor St.: Union Savings Bank to Day Tim; $4,000. 964 Auburnview Drive: Krotchen Sarah L. to Russell Julia D.; $101,250.

2726 Erie Ave., July 25. 3418 Monteith Ave., July 25. 3659 Shaw Ave., July 23. 4779 Red Bank Expressway, July 25. 4825 Whetsel Ave., July 25. 6101 Desmond St., July 23. 2889 Markbreit Ave., July 26. 3806 Hyde Park Ave., July 24. 4227 Appleton St., July 25. 4825 Marburg Ave., July 23. 4825 Marburg Ave., July 28. 2612 Swift Ave., July 25. 6032 Montgomery Road, July 27. 6056 Montgomery Road, July 25. 6204 Montgomery Road, July 23. 3215 Brotherton Road, July 22.

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Amanda Hambrock, 26, 8398 Plainfield Road, theft at 3400 Highland Ave., July 26. Gary Spurling, 24, 1536 Ruth, domestic violence at 5652 Viewpointe, July 26. Daryl Patton, 42, 49 Carriage Station Drive, drug possession at Madison and Red Bank Road, July 30. Dominic Keese, 22, 5912 Bramble, trafficking in drug at 5200 Kennedy Ave., July 29.

Incidents/investigations Theft

Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 5652 View Pointe Drive, July 22. Tools valued at $1,025 removed at 3400 Highland Ave., July 26.



Demonshae Robinson, 18, 2840 Orland Ave., forgery, criminal tools, July 21. Maurice Watson, 32, 8000 Hamilton Ave., forgery, criminal tools, obstructing official business, July 21. Jeffrey L. Moore, 21, 5805 Hawthorne Ave., drug abuse, paraphernalia, July 21. Janet L. Thomas, 53, 3553 Newtown Ave., driving under suspension,

July 22. Angelo Smith, 35, 1647 Denham St., driving under suspension, July 23. Lisa Strolger, 31, 1672 Mulberry St., forgery, criminal tools, July 23. Jamie B. Harris, 34, 541 Garfield Ave. No. 1, driving under suspension, July 24. Amy Siler, 25, 813 Thorton St., heroin possession, July 25. Phillip A. Newcomb, 38, 813 Thorton St., heroin possession, July 25.


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



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Change and french fries taken from concession stand at Terrace Park Swim Club, July 23.

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Court, underage consumption, July 22.

April Spiegel, 19, 7248 Crinstead


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CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Keven Smith, born 1985, possession of drugs, 6015 Madison Road, July 18. Tyrone Bronaugh, born 1964, possession of an open flask, 6015 Madison Road, July 18. Thomas Johnson, born 1957, possession of an open flask, 3013 Robertson Ave., July 19. Martin Levitious Norfleet, born 1987, possession of drugs, 5475 Glengate Lane, July 19. Brittany Walls, born 1992, possession of drugs, 3500 Widman Place, July 20. Bryan K. Farrell II, born 1992, possession of drug paraphernalia, 430 Delta Ave., July 20. Geoffrey Ris, born 1984, after hours in park, 5012 Observatory Circle, July 20. Kevin J. Sigmund, born 1985, after hours in park, 5012 Observatory Circle, July 20. Lisa Patton, born 1981, disorderly conduct, 6032 Montgomery Road, July 20. Lewis Slaughter, born 1984, assault, 3295 Erie Ave., July 25. Bruce Evans, born 1992, possession of drugs, 6415 Madison Road, July 26. Christopher A. O’Connell, born 1993, after hours in park, 3552 Principio Drive, July 26. Michael Niemczynski, born 1956, possession of an open flask, 3139 Madison Road, July 26. Denise Barnes, born 1960, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., July 26. Jason Maupin, born 1988, discharging firearms, vandalism, inducing panic, 3571 Columbia Pkwy., July 27. Richard J. Penter, born 1987, discharging firearms, inducing panic, vandalism, 3571 Columbia Pkwy., July 27. Peter Dewyckoff Bryans, born 1989, felonious assault, 3417 Erie Ave., July 27.

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Fundraiser to feature famous oil painting The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation’s fourth annual fundraiser, “An Evening at the Barn,” is offering for sale via silent auction an important Bessie Wessel still-life painting. The Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center Foundation’s fourth annual fundraiser, “An Evening at the Barn,” will be 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at the “BARN,” 6980 Cambridge Ave., Mariemont. Setting the stage this year for the event is a striking painting by Bessie Hoover Wessel. The oil painting will be available for purchase via a silent auction. Bessie Hoover Wessel was president of the Woman’s Art Club from 1917-1919. Wessel studied under Lewis Henry Meakin, Herman Wessel and Frank Duveneck. She is mainly known for her portraits, but also for her brightly colored still life’s of memorabilia, fruit and flowers. The painting, donated by the Wessel family, is one of her most spectacular stilllife compositions. The 40by-35 inch painting is oil on board. “Still Life” may be viewed at Eisele Gallery of Fine Art during the month of September. Pre-auction estimate is $7,500-$10,000, with a minimum opening bid of $5,000. Bids will be accepted from Sept. 1, until the evening of Oct. 1. If interested, call 272-0089 for more information and to register for the silent auction. While enjoying food, music, martinis, and wine, participants will be able to


The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation board members include, left to right, Jane McDonald (Mariemont), Barbara Weyend (Indian Hill), Alleen Manning (Indian Hill), Diana Kilfoil (Mt. Lookout), Jan Boone (Amberly Village), and Larry McGruder (Indian Hill). Not pictured, Stan Bahler, Myrtle Blankenbueler, Sherie Marek, Jan Ring, Carol Rentchler, Joanne Sloneker, Susan VanVleet, and Don Wymore.


This oil painting by Bessie Hoover Wessel will be available for purchase via a silent auction to raise money for The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati.

peruse this year’s Gallery Sale, which is an exhibit of Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati active members’ work. This year a total of $500 in prize money will be given to first and second level prize winners. A percentage of artists’ sales will benefit the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation’s programs. Minimasters, 8-by-10 inch originals, are also back by popular demand. These are all available for sale unframed for $99. Raffle items are: • Four tickets to Playhouse in the Park and dinner on the Hill. • A14K yellow gold link necklace from the Frank Herchede Co. The necklace is currently valued at


$7,000 and has been donated by a generous patron. “An Evening at the Barn” is $50 per person or $75 a couple. For more information call the “Barn” at 272-3700 or go to Proceeds will benefit on-going projects and community outreach at the Barn. Co-chairs for “Evening at the Barn” are Barbara Weyand and Larry McGruder; with committee members, Jan Boone, Stan Bahler, Myrtle Blankenmueler, Diana Kilfoil, Jane McDonald, Alleen Manning, Sherie Marek, Jan Ring, Carol Rentchler, Joanne Sloneker, Susan VanVleet and Don Wymore.

Bessie Hoover Wessel A beautiful self-portrait of Bessie Wessel graces the foyer of the Barn on Cambridge Avenue. She carefully looks at the viewer with a calm, steady, intelligent gaze. Bessie Hoover Wessel was president of the Women’s Art Club from 1917-1919. She was born in Brookville, Ind., in 1889, and later moved to Cincinnati, as a young child. Her school teacher father encouraged her to attend the Cincinnati Art Academy in 1906. She studied under Lewis Henry Meakin, Herman Wessel and Frank Duveneck. She joined the faculty of the Art Academy in 1915, but frail health caused her to resign just two years later. It was during this time that she got to know her future husband, Herman Wessel. Bessie and Herman became leading figures in the art world of Cincinnati. They shared a studio in their home in Eden Park. Summers were spent traveling in Europe and throughout the United States. After raising their son, Bessie had more time to devote to her painting. During this period in the 1960s she became an acclaimed portrait painter of children. She was also known for her brightly colored still-life’s of memorabilia, fruit and flowers. She was commissioned to paint portraits of famous Cincinnatians such as James N. Gamble, Judge Alfred Nippert and William Howard Taft. Her last series of paintings were portraits of Indians, Called “Portraits from the Plains.” Her entire exhibit was sold out within a week. Wessel died in 1973.

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