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Terrace Park closer to rental home rules By Lisa Wakeland

Oakley Recreation Center worker Lisa Thomas, left, and Ellen Brewster decorate the front lobby for the upcoming holiday season. The center will have its annual Breakfast With Santa on Saturday, Dec. 15. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Breakfast With Santa popular in Oakley By Forrest Sellers

OAKLEY — Santa may be busy next month, but he still has time for breakfast. The Oakley Recreation Center will have its annual Breakfast With Santa starting 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the center, 3882 Paxton Ave. “It’s a time for families to come together,” said community center director Lisa Thomas. The event will include a catered breakfast of sandwiches, bagels, doughnuts and fruit,

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Oakley Recreation Center, 3882 Paxton Ave.

holiday games and crafts and an opportunity to get a photograph with Santa. Children will also get a present from Santa, said Ellen Brewster, a Cincinnati Recreation Commission service area coordinator for Oakley. “That seems to be a big attraction,”

she said. The event is typically sold out. Between 80 to 100 people have attended previous breakfasts, said Brewster. An added attraction this year is the Cincinnati Circus Company, which will be bringing a juggler to the event. Tickets are $5 children, $10 adults. The deadline for reservations is Monday, Dec.10. Tickets can be picked up at the recreation center. For information, call 3219320.

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Several Terrace Park residents have asked council to limit short-term rentals in the village after finding this home at 821 Myrtle Ave. on a vacation home rental website. FILE PHOTO Council has been going through a traditional three-reading process and conducted the ordinance’s second reading at the Nov. 13 meeting. This allows more time for input and amendments if needed, Malloy said. The final vote is expected at the Tuesday, Dec. 11, meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the community building, 428 Elm Ave. If council approves the measure, it would take effect in early 2013. Councilman Mark Porst said that village officials should communicate the new regulations with residents and make sure the community is notified of the changes. Residents earlier this year said they were uncomfortable See RENTAL, Page A2

Village school zone plan proceeding

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Terrace Park officials have made some minor changes to an ordinance that would limit shortterm rentals in the village. Solicitor Bob Malloy said at a recent council meeting the changes further clarify regulations for using a home for incidental business purposes and distinguishes that from renting the entire single-family home, which would be considered a business use under this ordinance. “The concept remains the same ... (but) there is more differentiation in this regulation,” he said. “If you rent the home more than three times a year in a residential district, it’s going to be a violation.” The ordinance stems from dozens of residents who expressed concern about the home at 821 Myrtle Ave. being listed for short-term leases on the website Vacation Rentals By Owner, or Instead of addressing the issue through Terrace Park’s zoning code, village officials created an ordinance that would classify renting a home more than three times per year as a business use, and those uses are not permitted in a residential district. Malloy said there have been several cases about short-term rentals in other states, and the recent changes to Terrace Park’s ordinance will help “provide clear guidance to the residents and the community on what’s permitted and what’s not.”

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Mariemont is moving forward with plans to create a school zone on Madisonville Road after a resident brought up the idea in October. Police Chief Rick Hines said he spoke with a representative from the Ohio Department of Transportation who confirmed the village could create its own school zone on that street. “I’ve wanted to do this for years, and I feel it … definitely See ZONE, Page A2

Crossing guard Betty Kuntzman stops traffic while Mariemont Elementary students cross at the intersection of West Street and Madisonville Road. The village officials want to create a school zone in that area. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Showcase of Arts set for Dec. 1-2 By Lisa Wakeland

From pottery and paintings to scarves and jewelry, the Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center will be filled with handmade art Dec. 1-2. More than 20 local artists are participating in the annual Showcase of Arts, which is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday Dec. 2 at the Barn, 6980 Cambridge Ave. in Mariemont. “I really like the people

at the Barn and their mission to create great work, to teach and get it out there to the public,” said silversmith Karen Trimble-Shell, who will be selling her work at the Showcase. “I really hope (attendees) get to experience a wide variety of handcrafted arts in lots of different mediums.” Trimble-Shell began to make silver jewelry and art after picking it up in high school. She’s been at it for about 35 years and said she uses semi-precious

stones, river rocks, glass and a variety of materials to make one-of-a-kind jewelry. It’s her first year at the Showcase of Arts, and said she hopes shoppers can meet the artists and discover unique and unusual art. This is the fourth Showcase of Arts for fiber artist Carol Rentschler, who will be selling “wearable art” like scarves, shrugs and shawls. Rentschler said she learned how to knit with her grandma when she was around 10 years old but didn’t pick it up again until she was in her 30s when she needed a hobby to pass

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More than 20 local artists will fill the Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center in Mariemont during the Holiday Showcase of Arts Dec. 1-2. FILE PHOTO time during bad weather in northern Michigan. When she ran out of items to make for herself,

Rentschler started making pieces for friends and has been creating fiber art ever since.

parking lot entrance for the Strand, a shopping plaza on West Street adjacent to the school. Councilman Joe Miller suggested taking the Madisonville Road school zone even farther, beginning at Plainville Road and ending at Wooster Pike. The Mariemont City Schools recently completed a renovation and construction project that expanded the building’s footprint and shifted the main entrance to West Street, which intersects with Madisonville Road. The school district also owns a parking lot abutting Madisonville Road, and students fre-

quently cross the street at that corner with the help of crossing guard Betty Kuntzman. Kuntzman, who has been a crossing guard there for two years, said a school zone is definitely needed because many cars don’t slow down or even stop when students or parents try to cross Madisonville Road. “It’s worse in the morning because people are in a rush,” she said. Kaye Zelinski said she was surprised Madisonville Road was not yet a school zone and often sees drivers speeding along the road during pick-up and



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“It’s a great community event for the eastern side of town ... and it’s a great way to see what kind of imagination people have and what kind of neat things people create,” she said of the Showcase of Arts. “It’s a great opportunity to provide something handmade and different for just about anyone on your shopping list.” Admission is free, and the EAT mobile food truck will sell food and beverages during the event. More details and a full list of artists is available online,

drop-off times. “They don’t realize they’re passing a school,” she said. “I think (a school zone) is a good idea for the safety of the kids.” Alice Drake agreed that a school zone is needed and said she’s almost been hit in the crosswalk because drivers don’t pay attention or slow down. Madisonville Road has a 25 mph speed limit. Councilman Cortney Scheeser asked if they could bring one school zone sign on Plainville Road closer to Murray Avenue to make a contiguous school zone around most of the block where Mariemont Elementary sits. Mariemont’s Safety Committee discussed the school zone limits at a recent meeting and was expected to make a recommendation to council during the Monday, Nov. 26, meeting. Though Mariemont can create a school zone, ODOT must still approve the application. Village officials indicated they’d like the flashing school zone signs and would likely apply for funding from the Safe Routes to School program.


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Nine Seven Hills students are National Merit semifinalists

Summit’s Montag presents at Center for Holocaust Summit Country Day ninth-grader Elena Montag, of Indian Hill, presented her first-place essay, “A Silent Witness Is Not a Witness,” during the recent annual meeting of the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education in Kenwood. “Survivor after survivor came up to Elena at the end of the program and thanked her for being a voice for them,” says Summit Middle School language arts Teacher Rosemarie Sansalone Alway. “I think her words would resonate with any group of people who have survived oppression.” The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education sponsored the student contest after Nobel Laureate, Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel spoke to a crowd of 6,000 people at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. The contest, called the “Never to be Silent: Student Reflections on ‘An Evening

with Elie Wiesel’ ” invited students to reflect on the talk through visual arts, poetry or prose. In her essay, Montag noted that she attended the event with her family and grandmother’s best friend, whose family members tragically perished during the Holocaust. Elena wrote about her determination to speak out about injustice. “Professor Wiesel’s fine words taught me a precious, imperative lesson, a moral that gave me the inner-strength and audacity to speak out against injustice,” she writes. “He instructed each and every one of us to act, advocate for humanity, promote genuine empathy. His example, thoughts, opinions, and words gave me the courage, the nerve to relinquish cowardice and support what I personally believe, what I observe in the modern world, despite any societal disapproval I encounter.”

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Summit Middle School Language Arts Teacher Rosemarie Sansalone Alway, Holocaust survivor Werner Coppel greet Summit Country Day School ninth-grader Elena Montag after her presentation of her essay, "A Silent Witness is not a Witness" at the center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. THANKS TO NANCY BERLIER

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Summit students’ illustrations in book Sixteen works of art from 15 Summit Country Day School students are published in a new picture book, “Cincinnati, Our City, Our Story,” which made its debut at the recent Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival. The book is a guided tour of Cincinnati people, places and history. Out of 250 submissions of artwork from children age 7 to 13, 44 illustrations of family-friendly scenes from across the Tristate were chosen to be in the book. A panel of childrens' librarians judged the artworks in categories representing locations in the city – such as the zoo, the ballpark, the Museum Center, etc. Photos were selected based on

the quality of the illustration as well as alignment with text and layout of the book, said Heather Muzumdar, a spokeswoman for the project. "When we later compiled the list of finalists for the book we noted several finalists attend Summit Country Day and live in many different parts of town," she said. Summit students whose work will be displayed in the book include fourth-graders Eric Meeks, Hyde Park; Gabrielle Burns, East Walnut Hills; and Jamie Gieseke, Hyde Park; sixthgraders Noor Amir, Mason; Grace Anderson, Villa Hills, Ky.; Grace Gilligan, Hyde Park; Evan Hunt, Delhi Township; Caroline

Kubicki, Montgomery; Maya Mehlman, Clifton; and Mia Semler, Hyde Park; and seventhgraders Margherita Favagrossa, Hyde Park; Garrison Herfel, Hyde Park; and Mary Towell, Anderson Township. Works by former Summit students Kendall Kearney, Clifton, and Emma Rademacher, Loveland, also appear in the book. Text in the book has been written by award-winning author Louise Borden. The book is available at area bookstores and all net wholesale proceeds will go to Every Child Succeeds. Because of collaboration and financial donations to Cincinnati Storyteller's Project, free books will be given to underprivileged children.

Among the 15 Summit Country Day School students whose artwork is featured in "Cincinnati, Our City, Our Story," are, in front, from left, Eric Meeks, Jamie Gieseke, Caroline Kubicki and Maya Mehlman; and in second row, Grace Anderson, Mia Semler, Evan Hunt and Grace Gilligan. THANKS TO DARREN WEIGL

12 at CCD are National Merit Semifinalists

Several of 24 of the current AP Scholar seniors celebrate the result of their hard work. THANKS TO JOSEPHINE MCKENRICK

64 at Mariemont earn AP Scholar status

Sixty-four Mariemont High School students from the classes of 2012 and 2013 have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program courses and exams. The following students received the AP Scholar award: Alec Ahrens, Alice Barnes, Adrienne Bruggeman, Geoffrey Bruno, Olivia Dierker, Sophia Erhardt, Erik Flynn, Nicholas Fries, Emma Geary, Benjamin Gorman, Jeffrey Guggenheim, Elizabeth Keller, George Koglmeier, Asher Koreman, Nathan Kuck, Peter Laug, Robert Malone, William Matz, Rachel Nelson, Luke Porst, Madison Saffin, Maud Schram, Quincy Taylor, Emma Welch, Elysse Winget and Caraline Zack. The following students received the AP Scholar with Honor award: Rebecca Adams, Meggie

Bailey, Kyle Greathouse, Ella Henning, Joshua Keyes, Maxwell Long, Jack Manzler, John Rolander, Joseph Rolander, Neal Stehling, Braxton Strickler and Mallory Widecan. The following students received the AP Scholar with Distinction award: Blake Adams, Katherine Arends, Mara Coyan, Elizabeth Deadrick, Wilhelm Dietz, James Donnelly, Claire Foran, Julia Caburo, Grace Gardner, Karyn Georgilis, Katharine Hasseyy, Karin Long, Connor Mcmanus, Katherine Peters, Madison Reed, Bryan Routt, Emmett Saulnier, Olivia Saulnier, Jonathan Saxton, Carly Schweier, Mackenzie Shelley, Jane Spooner, Michael Weston and Kathleen Wray. The following student received the National AP Scholar award: Connor Mcmanus and Mackenzie Shelley. To receive the AP Scholar

award, each student must receive a grade of three or higher on three or more AP exams. Of the 64 students, 12 received the AP scholar with Honor award, 24 received the AP Scholar with Distinction award, and 2 received the highest honor – National AP Scholar award, receiving an average grade of at least four on all AP exams taken and grades of four or higher on five or more of those exams. Mariemont High School offers 15 AP courses, ranging from English to Art to History to Chemistry, and the number of AP scholars in the district has been in the 60s for the past two years. “We are extremely proud of our AP scholars, knowing how much time and effort goes into both the class and the exam,” said James Renner, principal at Mariemont High School.

Cincinnati Country Day School announced that 12 members of the Class of 2013 are National Merit Semifinalists. Stephanie Luebbers, of Mariemont, Upper School head, said, "We are extremely proud of these students and what they have accomplished academically. They are leaders in our community, both in and outside of the classroom, and we are fortunate to have them at CCDS." In all, National Merit recognized 18 Country Day seniors. The semifinalists are Michael Barton (Indian Hill), Holly Dayton (Terrace Park), Samuel Fossett (Montgomery), Caroline Gentile (Indian Hill), Luke Hall (Avondale), Samuel Hall (Symmes Township), Anirudh Kosaraju (Mason), Julia Murphy (Terrace Park), Cassidy Sachs (Covedale), Edwin Sam (Liberty Township) (National Achievement semifinalist), William Victor (Anderson Township), and John Willingham (Hyde Park).

Abby Skwara (Symmes Township), a senior transfer student, earned National Merit Semifinalist recognition at her former school, James Madison High School in Vienna, Va. In addition, Sarah Gamblin (Indian Hill), Katie Karnes (Mariemont), Annie Nesbitt (Blue Ash), Sally Portman (Terrace Park) and Will Bernish (Anderson) have been named Commended Students. Students become semifinalists by achieving high scores on the Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The 11 CCDS seniors scored in the top 1 percent and are among about 16,000 students named semifinalists nationwide. Approximately 1.5 million students took the PSAT last fall. Of the semifinalists nationwide, 15,000 become National Merit Finalists. In the spring, about 8,300 of the 15,000 finalists will receive a college scholarship.

Cincinnati Country Day National Merit Semifinalists are, in front, Julia Murphy, Cassidy Sachs, Caroline Gentile and Holly Dayton; and in back are Samuel Hall, John Willingham, Luke Hall, Jack Victor and Michael Barton. Not pictured are Samuel Fossett, Anirudh Kosaraju, Edwin Sam and Abigail Skwara. THANKS TO RALPH JAVENS

CCD: 35 percent seniors are AP Scholars The College Board recently named 48 Cincinnati Country Day School juniors, seniors and recent graduates Advanced Placement (AP) Scholars for 2012. In all, 108 students took 205 AP exams last year. During the past five years, 92 percent of AP exam takers at Country Day have scored 3 or better out of a possible 5. 2012 Scholars with Distinction: Emily Ashwell ‘12 (Mason), Mitch Cruey ‘12 (Batavia), Holly Dayton ‘13 (Terrace Park), Yi-

chen Dong ‘12 (Mason), Sam Fossett ‘13 (Montgomery), Caroline Gentile ‘13 (Indian Hill), Luke Hall ‘13 (Avondale), Sam Hall ‘13 (Symmes Township), Brad Hammoor ‘12 (Symmes Township), Ani Kosaraju ‘13 (Mason), Alex Levinson ‘12 (Kenwood), Jonas Luebbers ‘12 (Mariemont), Victoria Mairal-Cruz ‘12 (Mariemont), Audrey McCartney ‘12 (Anderson), Amar Mehta ‘12 (Indian Hill), Haleigh Miller ‘12 (Avondale), Arjun Minhas ‘12 (Loveland), Michael Morgan ‘12 (Indian Hill), Josh Motley ‘12 (Indian

Hill), Julia Murphy ‘13 (Terrace Park), Nicky Niedermeier ‘12 (Loveland), Henry Pease ‘12 (Indian Hill), Edwin Sam ‘13 (Liberty Township), Tyler Spaeth ‘12 (Mariemont), Anisa Tatini ‘12 (Mason), Adriana Ungerleider ‘12 (Indian Hill), Jack Willingham ‘13 (Hyde Park) and Gail Yacyshn ‘12 (Anderson) 2012 Scholars with Honor: Michael Barton ‘13 (Indian Hill), Will Bernish ‘13 (Anderson), Katie Karnes ‘13 (Mariemont), Kyle Kistinger ‘12 (Indian Hill), Ariana Knue ‘12 (Amber-

ley), Meg Lazarus ‘13 (Hyde Park/ Terrace Park), Avery Maier ‘13 (Indian Hill), and Hannah Stewart ‘12 (Anderson) 2012 AP Scholars: Hunter Behne ‘13 (Loveland), Sarah Davis ‘12 (Anderson), Sarah Gamblin ‘13 (Indian Hill), Dane Isburgh ‘12 (Loveland), Olivia June ‘13 (Terrace Park), Timothy Macrae ‘12 (Indian Hill), Lucas Mairal-Cruz ‘14 (Mariemont), Sally Portman ‘13 (Terrace Park), Cassie Sachs ‘13 (Covedale), Catherine Smith ‘12 (Anderson), and Ben Valido ‘12 (Symmes

Township) Distinction: Granted to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams on full-year courses; Honors: Granted to students who receive an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams on full-year courses; Scholars: Granted to students who receive grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams on full-year courses.






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Crusaders earn trip to Canton

Eramo steps up as Moeller beats Pickerington North 26-21 at state semis By Scott Springer

DAYTON — When the current crop of Crusaders were toddlers, then-coach Steve Klonne led Moeller’s football team to the state championship game. Fifteen years later, those youngsters earned a trip to Canton as Moeller held off Pickerington North 26-21 Nov. 24. Senior Kaleb Nypaver’s hit on the Panthers’ Godwin Igwebuike on fourth down jarred the ball loose and it was recovered by Ethan Frericks, a Moeller senior captain, for the win. “I’ve never seen anything greater in my life!” senior running back Joe Eramo said. From there, starting senior

quarterback Spencer Iacovone took the final knee to send the Crusaders to their first state championship game under coach John Rodenberg. This will be Moeller’s first state final since 1997. The Crusaders will be seeking their eighth state title and first since 1985. With the blue and gold caravan making its way up Interstate 75 to Dayton’s Welcome Stadium, the Moeller faithful were treated to a back-and-forth game. The Crusaders went up early on a Matt Reiniger field goal, but Pickerington North’s Mason Olszewski answered with a quarterback keeper to put the Panthers up 7-3 after a quarter. In the second quarter, Joe Eramo scored his first touchdown on an 11-yard run and Moeller led 10-7 at the half. Reiniger hit another field goal for a 14-13 Moeller lead in the third, but Godwin Igwebuike answered with a 76-yard gallop as Pickerington North went up 1413.

Moeller’s Joe Eramo (23) ran for a touchdown against Pickerington DB Mason Olszewski (14) in the second quarter. The Crusaders won 26-21 to advance to the Division I state title game Dec. 1. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

With the Panthers keying on Keith Watkins, Eramo went 34 yards for another score to make it 20-14 Moeller. Early in the fourth, it was Olszewski to Jason Childers to give

Pickerington North their final lead of 21-20. The Crusaders then went on a long drive culminating in a Keith Watkins seven-yard run. The two-point conversion failed and Moeller led 26-21.

Thanks to the late “stick” by Nypaver on Igwebuike, the advantage held and Crusader fans were on Priceline by late Saturday night for Canton lodging. “It’s been 27 years since we won the state title; we could not be more happy,” Eramo said. The unsung 5-foot-9, 185pound senior had 17 carries for 167 yards to go along with the 119 yards gained by Keith Watkins. “You just have to wait for your time and step up when it’s your time,” Eramo said. It was a great one-two punch for Moeller, who struggled some throwing the ball. Eramo currently has no college offers, but is open to the possibility. In the meantime, Keith Watkins is headed to Northwestern, as is Pickerington North runner Igwebuike. The 190-pounder led all runners with 181 yards. “He’s a great player,” Watkins said of his future teammate. “I told him, ‘I’m calling the (NorthSee STATE, Page A7


Nothing but net for area boys

By Nick Dudukovich and Scott Springer

HYDE PARK — With four starters returning, Summit Country Day figures to be a favorite as the Silver Knights begin the defense of the program’s Division III state championship. Summit’s backcourt may be the best in the city and is led by Enquirer first-team all-stars Kevin Johnson and Antonio Woods. Johnson recently signed his letter of intent to play for the University of Cincinnati next year, while Woods was second-team all-district. Head coach Michael Bradley will also have Jake Rawlings and Michael Barwick providing championship experience. The reigning Miami Valley Conference Scarlet champs should also be deep and will play a lot of different lineups throughout the season, according to Bradley. MaCio Teague and Evan Davis should also be players to watch. Teague, who is only a sophomore, already has a scholarship offer from Seton Hall University. Summit is ranked No. 1 in the Enquirer’s Division II-IV coaches’ poll. The Silver Knights open the season at home against Reading Nov. 30.


On Warrior Way, Mariemont will seek improvement off last year’s 10-11 record with four starters returning who are over 6-foot-3. Head coach Steve Ellis will have leading scorer Reid Mahorney back after the senior averaged 14.3 points and grabbed 8.1 rebounds per game last season. Seniors Matt Stewart and Nick Malone should also provide senior leadership, while junior Terry Sparks also brings varsity experience back to the floor. The Warriors should also get a lift from the addition of point guard Nick Jones, who is returning to the team for his senior year. Mariemont tips off the season at Williamsburg Nov. 27.

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Mariemont senior Matt Stewart is one of four returning starters the Warriors will return to the basketball court this season. THANKS TO STEVEN SPOONER However, coach Scott Kerr lost eight players from that team. On the upside, two of his returning four were starters and the other two saw considerable time. Senior David Burt (6-foot) is the top returning scorer at nine points per game and is also a good defender. Junior Malik Rhodes, also 6-foot, scored five points per game as a sophomore and should improve. They’ll be supplemented by 6foot-4 Jordan Whaley-Watson in the post, 5-foot-11 junior Joseph Davis and 5-foot-8 sophomore Landis Owensby. Both Davis and Owensby are shooters, with Owensby leading a three-loss JV team in scoring as a freshman. “Our four returning players and nine newcomers may be more athletic than last season’s team,” Kerr said. “We should imFrom left are Walnut Hill’s projected starters for the upcoming boys prove throughout the season as basketball season: D.J. Wingfield (5), Khari Burton (3), Isaiah Johnson the players become more famil(23), Ricardo Hill Jr. (14) and Kodey Jackson (24). Wingfield has signed iar with our offensive and defenwith Ohio University and Johnson with Akron. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE sive concepts.” COMMUNITY PRESS The rest of the Cougars invated facility on Erie Avenue, Gray Division champ. The CouClark Montessori is the defend- gars were 17-4 and 10-3 in their clude seniors Mecca Bosley, Tyler Davis and Aaron Toney, junior ing Miami Valley Conference- league.

Summit Country Day and senior guard Kevin Johnson begin their Division III state title defense ranked No. 1 in the Enquirer’s Division III coaches’ poll. FILE PHOTO Chance Alldred, sophomores Kevin Lewis and Torraye Shattuck and freshmen Micah Blythe and Jordan Gaines. After a foundation game Nov. 27 with Northwest, Clark travels to Madeira Nov. 30.

Purcell Marian

Looking to move up in the Greater Catholic League, Purcell Marian is coming off a 5-16 season (1-9 GCL-Central) under coach Bryan Laake. The Cavaliers’ lone returning starter is 6-foot-5 senior Dwayne Wilson II. He averaged 12 points per game as a junior and also led the league in rebounding with 10 per game. The next most experienced player is 6-foot senior Isaiah Johnson who averaged 2.3 points per game. For 2012-13, Laake hopes to get help from freshmen Carlik Jones and Jamel Howard. “We’re young and we’re going to be exciting,” Laake said. “We have a tremendous amount of positive energy and confidence. We’re going to play fast and have fun. This group is smart, fun and they love to play together.” See HOOPS, Page A7



Berry named MLS Rookie of the Year By Nick Dudukovich

The year keeps getting better for Chicago Fire defender Austin Berry. The former Summit Country Day standout and Anderson Township native capped off his first year as a professional by being named Major League's Soccer Rookie of the Year. Berry, who was taken in the first round of January's draft, is the third player in Fire history to win the award, which was previously won by Carlos Bocanegra in 2000 and Damani Ralph in 2003. “I’m very grateful for (the award),” Berry said in a video posted on the Fire’s website. “It’s a big honor, especially with the talent of this rookie class.” With three MLS Rookie of the Year award winners, the Fire now hold the most Rookie of the Year honors in MLS history, according to the team's website. It didn't take Berry long to make his mark in MLS. In his professional debut against Chivas USA, Berry netted a goal in the 25th minute of the match to become just the third rookie in Fire history and the first since 1998 to score in a debut MLS appearance. After his debut, Berry became a fixture on the field. He went on to make 28

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western) coach tomorrow and telling him he’s going to be my roommate.’ Next year, we’ll probably do some damage.” Pickerington North’s season ends at 12-2, while Moeller now goes to 11-3 and has a date with Toledo Whitmer Saturday. Dec. 1, at Canton’s Fawcett Stadium for the Division I championship. “I’m proud of the kids,” Rodenberg said. “This 2012 class had a lot of pressure

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Purcell Marian begins the season Dec. 1 at Walnut Hills.

Walnut Hills

First-year Walnut Hills coach Ricardo Hill gets a tournament-tested team and five returning starters for 2012-13. The addition of Lockland transfer D.J. Wingfield won’t hurt either. Prior to the opening of the season, the 6-foot-6 Wingfield signed with Ohio University and 6foot-9, 275-pound center Isaiah Johnson signed with Akron. Further strengthening the Eagles’ nest is 6foot-10 Columbus DeSales transfer Jordan Tyson. The Eagles have been voted No. 1 in the first Enquirer city poll. Johnson averaged 17.1 points and 11.9 rebounds for Walnut Hills as a ju-

College parents: Time to brag

Are you a parent of a college athlete? It’s time to brag. Thanks to such an overwhelming response to the holiday feature last year, the Eastern Hills Journal again will present “Home for the holidays: Catching up with college athletes.” Parents of athletes who played in the college ranks during the 2012 calendar year can submit by email a few paragraphs and, if interested, a photo to share where they are, what they’re playing and how they did. Be sure to include the athlete’s name, parents’ names and the community newspaper they get at home. The submitted information will be compiled by newspaper and run the is-


Tyrone Gibert has had three-straight winning seasons at Withrow and is on pace to record his 50th win this season. With a18-7 (10-2 Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference) a year ago, the Tigers will have to find a way to win without their starting center the last two seasons. In the offseason, 6-foot-8 Devin Williams left for Montverde Academy in Florida. As a junior, Williams averaged 15.9 points and 10.7 rebounds per game. He has since committed to play for West Virginia. In the meantime, Withrow still has three returning starters in seniors Tim Coleman, Corey Wise and junior Tyonte Robertson. The 6-foot-1 Coleman averaged 10.5 points and 2.8 assists per game, with 6-foot-1 Wise just behind at 7.0. Robertson, 6-foot, was at 4.8 points and 2.8 assists off the bench. “We work very hard in practice,” Gibert said. “We are more of a team this year and very unselfish. Our goal is to just have

Anderson Township native Austin Berry (left) kicked off his professional career by being named Major League Soccer’s Rookie of the Year. THANKS TO THE CHICAGO FIRE consecutive starts and played every minute of his 28 games, breaking the record of consecutive starts by a Fire rookie. Berry's three goals tied him for the lead for goals scored by a Fire defender. And despite all the individual success, Berry takes most satisfaction in the Fire’s on-field performance during the 2012 campaign.

on them at the beginning of the year. Everyone kind of lost faith in us and now we’re going to the finals. They deserve it.” In addition to having the chance to win Moeller’s first state title since Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A” was popular, Rodenberg gets to coach a squad that includes his senior linebacker son, Jimmy. “It is nice,” Rodenberg said. “Right now, I’m real happy. Let’s just get one more.” Added Watkins, “I’ve been dreaming of this since I was a little kid! We’re finally here!”

The Fire went 17-11-6 and qualified for the MLS Cup for the first time since 2009. “I would’ve given the award up at the beginning of the season if they said we were going to be in the playoffs,” Berry said. “That was the main goal for the team. To be able to win the award and to be on a successful team, it’s just fantastic.”

Moeller's Spencer Iacovone (7) keeps the ball on a rush for the Crusaders in their state semifinal win against Pickerington North Nov. 24 at Dayton’s Welcome Stadium. JOSEPH FUQUA II/THE

David Burt calls for the ball during a Cougars’ tournament game at Mount Healthy last February. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

sue of Dec. 26-27 – just in time for people home from the holidays to catch up on their high school classmates, neighbors and friends. Basic guidelines: You can send links to college websites as background but not as the submission. Write the information as you’d want to see it in print. Send photos as a .jpg attachment to the email, not embedded in a Word document. Send the email to by Monday, Dec. 17. Questions can be directed to or 248-7573.

Lineman of the Year

» The Anthony Muñoz Foundation is searching for the Lineman of the Year. Anyone can nominate an offensive or defensive lineman from the Tristate. In keeping with the mission

fun this year.” Withrow opens up Nov. 30 at Woodward.

Seven Hills

Seven Hills is back competing in the Miami Valley Conference Scarlet Division under head coach Willie Hill. The Stingers will look to improve off last year’s 3-16 mark with a strong group of returning upperclassmen. Seniors T.J. Robinson, Pauley Gosiger and Alec Kagan, as well as junior Roderick McFarland should all be key contributors. The squad opens up the the 2012-2013 campaign against Dayton Christian Dec. 1.






DECEMBER 7– 8, 2012 D 2



SCHEDULED TO APPEAR:* Jose Arredondo Bronson Arroyo Dusty Baker Tucker Barnhart Todd Benzinger Mark Berry Jack Billingham

Thom Brennaman (Friday only)

Tom Browning Leo Cardenas Clay Carroll Aroldis Chapman Norm Charlton

Jeff Brantley

(CEI Sports Booth Saturday)

Marty Brennaman

Tony Cingrani


Dave Collins

Wayne Granger

Brook Jacoby

Jim Maloney

Dave Parker

Chris Speier

Daniel Corcino

Tom Hall

Tracy Jones

Sean Marshall

Xavier Paul

Mike Stefanski

Jim Kelch

Nick Masset

Zack Cozart

(CEI Sports Booth Saturday)

Johnny Cueto

Billy Hamilton

Ryan LaMarre

Devin Mesoraco

Eric Davis

Ryan Hanigan

Mat Latos

Joe Morgan

Jeff Piecoro

Jim Day

Billy Hatcher

Mike Leake

El’Hajj Muhammad

Ted Power

Doug Flynn Todd Frazier (Friday only)

Brandon Phillips Robert Stephenson Drew Stubbs Denis Phipps Pedro Villarreal Joey Votto

(Friday only)

Chris Heisey

Sam LeCure

Ron Oester

Bryan Price

Chris Welsh

Tommy Helms

Juan Lopez

Logan Ondrusek

Todd Redmond

Dmitri Young

JJ Hoover

Kyle Lotzkar

Jim O’Toole

Steve Selsky

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» Purcell Marian beat Turpin 2,191-2,064 Nov. 20. Max Murphy had the high series for the Cavaliers with a 413.




of the foundation, candidates have to show a level of academic success and community involvement. High school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible. Linemen of the Year Awards will be presented to each of the following: Ohio Divisions I-VI, Kentucky and Indiana. From this group of winners, Anthony will select two student-athletes to be recognized as the overall Offensive and Defensive Linemen of the Year at the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Banquet. You can nominate at

Timmy Coleman wears his medal proudly after hitting the game-winning shot for Withrow last March at the University of Dayton arena. Coleman is a returning key contributor for coach Tyrone Gibert. SCOTT



nior. Right behind him were 5-foot-10 Sterling Gilmore at 9.4, 6-foot-6 Kodey Jackson at 7.5, 5foot-6 Khari Burton at 6.8 and 5-foot-10 Ricardo Hill at 5.6. “Our experience and overall toughness will allow us to compete at a very high level this year,” Hill said. “Our top nine players are seniors and have been through a ton of battles that will enable us to fight through the adversity of a very trying schedule.” Walnut Hills opens in their new gym on Dec. 1 against Purcell Marian.





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Compensation for victims of crime The Ohio Attorney General provides compensation for victims of crime in Ohio. If you or your family members are innocent victims of a violent crime, you may qualify for financial assistance. You may be eligible to receive compensation either if you were injured during a violent crime, you are a dependent of someone who was killed in a crime, or you, as a parent or guardian, are responsible for a crime victim’s expenses. Certain people, however, are not eligible to receive compen-

sation. They include anyone who has been convicted of a felony, child endangering or domestic violence within 10 Brad years before Greenberg the crime or COMMUNITY PRESS while the appliGUEST COLUMNIST cation for compensation is pending. Also, anyone who engaged in misconduct that caused or contributed to their own injuries is not eligible.

Payments can cover medical expenses but only if the expenses are not covered by insurance or other available resources. They can also cover lost wages resulting from the crime, including wages lost from attending court proceedings. Compensation can include financial support for dependents of a deceased victim. This support can include counseling for family members of victims as well as funeral and burial expenses totaling up to $7,500. Maximum total payments are

limited to $50,000. Payments cannot be made for pain and suffering or for lost, stolen or damaged property. However, crime scene cleanup for personal security, such as doors and windows, may be covered. An adult crime victim can file for compensation anytime after the crime occurred, even years later. In order to qualify for it, the victim must report the crime and cooperate with law enforcement. Although judges often order convicted offenders to pay restitution to their victims, most

offenders lack the ability or desire to make full restitution. The victims of crime program at least can help ease the financial burden on victims. Criminal fines – not Ohio’s taxpayers – cover the program’s costs. The Ohio Victims of Crime Compensation Program is a valuable resource. For further information, call the Attorney General’s Office at (800) 5822877.

Judge Brad Greenberg presides in Hamilton County Municipal Court. He is a Loveland resident.

Together we can feed our neighbors

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cincinnati is the 10th poorest city in the country with a poverty rate of 23.5 percent, compared to a national (and Ohio-wide) poverty rate of 12.5 percent. That means that approximately one in four Cincinnatians falls below the poverty line, and our city’s poverty rate is almost twice the national average. And the poor aren’t who you might think – they can be people just like you – people who may have a job, but just can’t make ends meet. On a daily basis our neighbors face the harsh reality of hunger and food insecurity, having to decide between putting food on the table and paying rent or utilities. The state of

hunger right here in our own backyard is staggering. In a city where generations of my family, our team members and our guests Michael have grown up LaRosa COMMUNITY PRESS and lived, we must come GUEST COLUMNIST together to fight hunger for the greater good. I regularly visit our 65 pizzerias from our Boudinot Avenue location to Price Hill to Anderson Township to Forest Park, meeting with guests and team members, listening to their stories, celebrating their suc-

cesses and sometimes hearing their unfortunate struggles. While many families who frequent our pizzerias can, at the time, afford a hot meal, I have heard of worse times when putting food on the table was a struggle for them, their families or friends. During this holiday season, LaRosa’s is once again proud to support the Freestore Foodbank of Cincinnati and The Foodbank in the Miami Valley to fight hunger right here in our own backyard. Serving more than 300,000 people annually in 20 counties across Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, the Freestore Foodbank is the Tristate’s largest foodbank. The Freestore Foodbank

Economics strictly for politicians Pardon me, but it is time to try to educate politicians about how to grow an economy. This includes good wages for working folks and improving standards of living for everyone. To begin. Businesses do not pay taxes. They collect them from their customers and employees (Social Security). Then, they add allowances for the increasing costs of regulation. This is a convenient way for federal, state and local governments to hide their inefficiencies and blame them on “greedy” businesses. Once these costs are covered, the operating costs, materials, labor and needed profit determine a selling price. But, a selling price has factors that affect the economy. The customer evaluates the selling price and balances his needs accordingly. In a tight economy like we are now experiencing, purchases may be delayed or forgone. This is bad news on two counts. Layoffs will occur and/ or imported goods will replace domestic production. Once imports become the product of favor with consumers, they seem to grow in volume. Unemployment and lack of working hours becomes a more serious problem. Note the growing number of vacant buildings. When there are more people looking for work than there are jobs available, there is no reason to raise wages. Lower wages for new hires becomes the new reality. As our recession has become longer than normal, the need for certain skills has changed. This means that our workforce has lower

value than previously. Employment is a slowly changing market. Once you are out of it, catching up Edward Levy is difficult. Imports COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST become easier to obtain and get to the market because of efficiencies in production and shipping cut the costs for foreign producers. One only has to watch television and observe the “Butt weights” on the ads for new and attractive products to visualize which industries will be experiencing tough competition and job losses. Business people quickly adapt to include these products in their businesses. Several years ago I bought one of those products that was “not sold in stores” only to find it not much later in a discount mall. Unions are a factor too. They increase the costs to produce here without recognizing that many of their demands create an advantage for imports or Right to Work states. I faced that problem years ago when I was presented with unreasonable demands. After two days of fruitless arguing, I gave them what they wanted and moved production to lower cost producers. I couldn’t afford their demands. I was sorry to let my loyal people go and apologized to them. Today, one of the bad phrases is “trickle down.” The problem with the politics of this phrase is that this is exactly how an economy works. When the employer makes money, he



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wisely spends it on growing his business. This means raises to keep his employees. Long-term employees keep costs low by reducing hiring and training costs. The employers gain is a gain for the entire economy. If the politicians in our fractured government can learn and take advantage of these simple facts they will greatly improve the economy and even more, their public image. Edward Levy is a former college instructor and a resident of Montgomery.

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provides emergency food assistance to more than 7,200 individuals per month from its Customer Connection Center in Overthe-Rhine alone. Starting the Friday after Thanksgiving, each of our pizzerias will be selling Buddy Cards (our popular 2 for 1 discount card) for the benefit of the Freestore Foodbank and The Foodbank. We will donate $5 from the sale of every $10 Buddy Card directly to supporting both organizations’ missions and the nourishment and comfort they provide to those who truly need help in our community. Ultimately, our contribution will help support the Freestore Foodbank’s annual goal to distribute 16.2 million pounds of food to meet our region’s growing de-

mand. Here’s how you can help: » Purchase a LaRosa’s Buddy Card at any LaRosa’s pizzeria from Nov. 23 through Dec. 31. For a full list of locations, visit » Donate to the Freestore Foodbank of Cincinnati and/or The Foodbank in the Miami Valley. For more information visit Food brings people together and can build a community. No child, person or family should go hungry. Please join me and the LaRosa’s family in the fight against hunger. Together we can feed our neighbors in need. Michael T. LaRosa is chief executive officer of LaRosa’s Inc.

CH@TROOM Nov. 21 question Do you think cutting entitlements, such as raising the Medicare eligibility age in line with that of Social Security, is the best solution to control the national debt? Why or why not?

NEXT QUESTION How do you plan to do most of your holiday shopping this year: in person or online, from national “big box” stores, or from locally-owned businesses?

“Best solution to control the national debt is to replace this non-president and stop spending!” J.G.

Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

“The only way to control the national debt is to to stop spending money we don’t have. I have a certain amount of money I can spend every month, if I spend more than I take in I’m in debt. Pretty simple, too bad so many people voted for free stuff instead of freedom. You Obama voters, I hope you’re happy with what you’ve done to this once great country. The America I grew up with is not the America our kids will know.” J.S.K.

amount of salary. I think unemployment compensation should be for those who really need it, not those who say they’ve applied for a job but haven’t. I think the government should stop spending money they don’t have. There should be a line item veto in place. “I think the government employees should have the same payments, health care, Social Security as all of the rest of us. Only in a dictatorship is the populus made to do things from which the ruling government is excluded. “Where are you smart lawyers who should be challenging these things? There would be plenty of money for everything if the waste wasn’t so huge.” J.K.

“Cutting entitlements ... raising taxes on those with $250,000+ income ... I think I would rather see the high-income folks pay more in taxes that to change Medicare. There are so many fragile people in this country that totally rely on government programs to survive. If raising taxes on the wealthy gives us the funding we need so desparately, I say do it.” E.E.C. “Social Security if not an entitlement! We’ve paid into it for decades. Entitlements are unfunded charities for those who are in need, or unfortunately, those who know how to play the system. “I think everyone who is working should pay, not have the contributions stop after a certain

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“Both actions are a mere drop in the bucket. What we need are immediate cuts in spending! When you don’t have cash and your credit is maxed-out, you stop spending. That goes for governments too. “At least Social Security and Medicare are bringing in some money. They used to pay their own way until the politicians gave benefits to millions of people who never paid into the programs nor do many of them deserve our largesse.” R.V.

Eastern Hills Journal Editor Eric Spangler, 576-8251 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.





A potato sack race is part of the fun for children attending Camp-I-Can and the Partial Hospitalization Program at The Children's Home of Cincinnati on a Cricket Communications volunteer day at the home. THANKS TO KATERI KOSTA

Joe Schuck and Ronnell Mapp help kids with a potato sack race during a recent fun day at Children's Home of Cincinnati. THANKS TO KATERI KOSTA

Children attending Camp-I-Can and the Partial Hospitalization Program at Children's Home of Cincinnati enjoy a day of fun courtesy of volunteers form Cricket Communications. THANKS TO KATERI KOSTA


ine volunteers from Cricket Communications recently spent time at The Children’s Home of Cincinnati, putting on a fun day for children attending Camp-I-Can and the Partial Hospitalization Program. Children enjoyed three-legged races, sack races and other games, as well as summer time snacks and Cricket Wireless T-shirts. This activity is one of several opportunities Cricket has provided for children receiving services from The Children’s Home this year. They also offered a bowling field trip for children in the Partial Hospitalization program. Cricket has partnered with The Children’s Home for the past three years, providing fun activities throughout the calendar year for children with social, behavioral and educational needs who come to the Madison Road campus for services.

Children enjoy a day of fun at The Children's Home of Cincinnati. THANKS TO KATERI KOSTA

Cricket Communications volunteers and Children's Home of Cincinnati staff Jessica Kelly, Ryan Cottengim, Ronnell Mapp, Angela White, Terrill Taylor, Desiree Wiedenheft, Joe Schuck, Gary Weisgerber and Megan Meiners put on a fun day for children attending Camp-I-Can and the Partial Hospitalization Program at the Children's Home of Cincinnati. THANKS TO KATERI KOSTA



Inc. 583-1248. Hyde Park.

Art Exhibits Exhibition and Sale, 5-8 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 3668 Erie Ave., Works by Dixie Selden, 1871-1935; Emma Mendenhall, 1873-1964; Bessie Hoover Wessel, 1889-1973. Free. 871-5604; Hyde Park. Recent Works by John Stobart and John A. Ruthven, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, Unveiling of Stobart’s last Major Cincinnati Painting titled “Cincinnati - Bird’s Eye View of the Public Landing in 1867.” Only 100 signed and numbered prints available. Exhibit continues through Dec. 29. Benefits YWCA of Greater Cincinnati. Free. Through Dec. 29. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax. Art for Artists Fiber Art Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn Gallery. Showcasing rich, tactile fiber arts including silk paper, embroidery, dyeing, felting, art quilts and wearables. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont. De Rerum Natura: On the Nature of Things, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, Paintings from Shinji Turner-Yamamoto. Free. Through Dec. 14. 321-5200; O’Bryonville.

Drink Tastings New Winter Wines Paired Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Winedog Fine Wines & Fine Art, 451A Ohio Pike, Six wines served with gourmet appetizers. Wine specialist: Purple Feet Wines. Hors d’oeuvres by Golden Rule Catering. Music by Charlie Milliken. Ages 21 and up. $19.75. Reservations required. 888-2880668; Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, 4865 Duck Creek Road, Classes incorporate variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 617-9498; Madisonville.

SUNDAY, DEC. 2 Craft Shows Showcase of Arts, Noon-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, fourthdegree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. Family friendly. $5. 652-0286; Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Baby Unplugged Open Forum, 2-3 p.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Dr. John Hutton, pediatrician, fields questions regarding aspects of child health, focusing on impact of electronic media on the very young. He also discusses and signs awardwinning book series, Baby Unplugged. Free. 731-2665; Oakley.

Holiday - Christmas Eisele Gallery’s Holiday Art Exhibition, which opens from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, will feature a large collection of porcelain sculptures, birds and flowers by Wdward Marshall Boem, miniature paintings that are perfect for holiday gift-giving and recent acquisitions of 19th and early 20th century paintings. Boehm’s extraordinary porcelain sculpture ranks him with such masters of Realism as Norman Rockwell and Andrew Wyeth. His insight and devoted study of nature is similar to Audubon’s. Boehm’s technical wizardry is incomparable. In 1951 two Boehm sculptures entered the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. By the end of the decade, Boehm was represented in 11 other museums including the Buckingham Palace, Elysee Palace and the Vatican. Today the porcelains are in 134 museums and institutions throughout the world. Mike Beeman, Ray Hassard, Peg Grosser, Bonnie Goldberg, Matthew Kinsey, Diane Young, Shalmah Prince and Jim Effler have created miniature paintings, 5-inches by 7-inches or smaller that can be displayed on a Christmas tree. In addition Paul Brown has fired up a new collection of crystalline glaze porcelain vases and lamps and Sara Bella James has designed several unique handbags just in time for the holidays. The exhibition runs through Dec. 29. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays. The gallery is at 5729 Dragon Way, Madisonville. Admission is free. Visit, or call 791-7717. THANKS TO EISELE GALLERY

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville.

Holiday - Christmas

Business Seminars

Celebritrees 2012, 6-9 p.m., Hyde Park Plaza, 3760 Paxton Ave., Preview Party. View the trees that are for sale by silent auction. Catered holiday meal and toast. $50. More than 40 wreaths and trees decorated by local decorators, companies and friends. Shop boutique to pick up unique holiday items. Trees delivered to home, school, office and/or to the donor’s favorite charity on Dec. 11-12. Benefits Tender Mercies. Free. Presented by Tender Mercies Inc. 721-8666; Oakley.

Job Search Learning Labs, 1-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. Through Dec. 14. 474-3100; Anderson Township.

Music - Concerts

Health / Wellness

Tim O’Brien, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Country and bluegrass musician. $25, $20 advance. Presented by JBM Promotions Inc. 731-8000; Oakley.

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Red Bank Family Medicine, 4760 Red Bank Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Madisonville.

Music - Jazz The Qtet, 9 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., Jazz/funk music. Free. 871-6249. Columbia Tusculum.

FRIDAY, NOV. 30 Art & Craft Classes Make+Bake: Flameworking Bead Necklace, 5:15-5:45 p.m. and 6-6:30 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., New class gives students taste of glass flameworking in fast-paced format. $40. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley.

Drink Tastings Friday Evening Tasting, 6-8 p.m., Remke-bigg’s Hyde Park, 3872 Paxton Ave., $5 for five samples and snacks from deli and bakery. 619-5454. Oakley.

Holiday - Christmas Celebritrees 2012, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Hyde Park Plaza, Free. 721-8666; Oakley.

Karaoke and Open Mic Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Music, poetry, etc. All material must be family friendly. Free. 474-0123. Anderson Township.

Art Exhibits

Literary - Bookstores

Exhibition and Sale, 5-8 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 8715604; Hyde Park. Recent Works by John Stobart and John A. Ruthven, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax. De Rerum Natura: On the Nature of Things, 11 a.m.-5

Music Time Fun, 11:15 a.m., Stonekry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave., Sing along and play music on stage with Mimi. Free. 474-0123; Anderson Township.

On Stage - Theater Legally Blonde the Musical, 8 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Sorority star Elle Woods doesn’t take “no” for an

answer and proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. $12. Presented by Brieabi Productions. 497-5000; Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, DEC. 1 Art & Craft Classes Make+Bake: Glassblowing Ornament, Noon-2 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Weekly through Dec. 15. Students experience basic glass blowing techniques while working alongside our glass blowing instructors. $50. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley. November+December Family Open House: Ornaments, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Celebrate holidays by making ornaments with your family. $15. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley.

Art Exhibits Exhibition and Sale, 5-8 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 8715604; Hyde Park. Recent Works by John Stobart and John A. Ruthven, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax. De Rerum Natura: On the Nature of Things, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville.

Craft Shows Showcase of Arts, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Ornaments, jewelry, soaps, ceramics, paper creations, paintings, stained glass and more. Treats, holiday music and shopping. Food truck on site. Benefits The WACC Foundation. Free. Through Dec. 2. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist

Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

Holiday - Christmas Celebritrees 2012, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Hyde Park Plaza, Santa will visit from 1-4 p.m. Pictures with Santa includes photo, frame card and coupon for free Happy Meal at McDonalds. $10. Free. 721-8666; Oakley.

Music - Choral O Be Joyful, 7-9 p.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Music by Cincinnati Choral Society and Turpin High School Mixed Chorus. Contemporary anthems and traditional carols. $15, $10 students and seniors. Presented by Cincinnati Choral Society. 784-2379; Anderson Township.

Music - Latin Club Tequilas: Sabado Noche Movimiento, 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Inner Circle, 4343 Kellogg Ave., Mix of Latin music by DJ Tavo. Ladies free before 11 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $10. 321-0220; East End.

On Stage - Theater Legally Blonde the Musical, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Anderson Center, $12. 497-5000; Anderson Township.

Pets Cat Adoptions, 1-3 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 5619 Orlando Place, Volunteers answer questions about the cats. Presented by Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic. Through Dec. 30. 871-7297; Madisonville. Cat Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., PetSmart Oakley, 3401 Alamo Ave., Volunteers answer questions about the cats. Presented by Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/ Neuter Clinic. 731-9400; Oakley.

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

Celebritrees 2012, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Hyde Park Plaza, Free. 721-8666; Oakley.

Music - Jazz Open Jazz Jam, 10 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., Free. 871-6249. Columbia Tusculum.

On Stage - Theater Legally Blonde the Musical, 2 p.m., Anderson Center, $12. 497-5000; Anderson Township.

Pets Cat Adoptions, Noon-2 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 8717297; Madisonville. Cat Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., PetSmart Oakley, 731-9400; Oakley.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous Meeting, 7-8 p.m., Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 3799 Hyde Park Ave, Twelve-step fellowship open to everyone who desires healthy and loving relationships. Free. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 371-6024. Hyde Park.

MONDAY, DEC. 3 Art & Craft Classes Introduction to Glass Bead Making Part I, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Students learn basics of bead making, participating in an art form with nearly 30,000 years of history. $150. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley. School of Glass Kids: Glass Gift Studio Time, 4-6 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Choose between variety of Make and Bake projects including plates, bowls, sun catchers, channel plates, platters and more. $10. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley.

Art Exhibits Recent Works by John Stobart and John A. Ruthven, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax.

Auditions Murdered to Death, 7 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Bring a resume and known conflicts for the period between February 17-April 20. Free. Presented by Beechmont Players. Through Dec. 4. 688-8400; Anderson Township.

Holiday - Christmas Celebritrees 2012, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Hyde Park Plaza, Free. 721-8666; Oakley.

Music - Jazz Jazz Every Monday, 9 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., Free. 871-6249. Columbia Tusculum.

Music - Religious A Calvary Alliance Christmas, 7-8:30 p.m., Calvary Alliance Church, 986 Nordyke Road, Choir joined by musicians, various soloist and brass quintet.

Free. 474-4954; Anderson Township.

TUESDAY, DEC. 4 Art & Craft Classes Introduction to Glass Bead Making Part I, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, $150. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley.

Art Exhibits Recent Works by John Stobart and John A. Ruthven, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax. Colored Pencil Society of America Dist. 119 Exhibit, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn Gallery. Colored pencil art. Free. Through Dec. 21. 272-3700; Mariemont. De Rerum Natura: On the Nature of Things, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville.

Auditions Murdered to Death, 7 p.m., Anderson Center, Free. 6888400; Anderson Township.

Drink Tastings NKY Winery Tour, 2-6 p.m., Anderson Towne Center, $59 per person with group of 6. Registration required. 658-5466; nkywinetrail. Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Getting Support for Grief and Loss During the Holidays, 7-9 p.m., Hyde Park Health Center, 4001 Rosslyn Drive, Learn how to honor grief and get support during holiday season. Free. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 241-7745. Hyde Park.

Holiday - Christmas Celebritrees 2012, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Hyde Park Plaza, Free. 721-8666; Oakley.

Music - Bluegrass The Rumpke Mountain Boys, 9 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., $3. 871-6249. Columbia Tusculum.

Music - Rock Open Mic, 8:30-11:30 p.m., Allyn’s, 3538 Columbia Pkwy., With LoopManDan. Bring your own instrument. Free. 871-5779. Columbia Tusculum.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5 Art & Craft Classes Portrait Painting and Drawing Class, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Deborah discusses, with weekly demonstrations and one-on-one instruction, how to achieve spontaneity, character and life in your figure painting. $80 per month. Reservations required. 259-9302; Mariemont.

Art Exhibits Recent Works by John Stobart and John A. Ruthven, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; Fairfax. Colored Pencil Society of America Dist. 119 Exhibit, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; Mariemont. De Rerum Natura: On the Nature of Things, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; O’Bryonville.

Clubs & Organizations Richard Crawford on Clermont Country, 7:30-9 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Lower atrium. Holiday refreshments served. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 231-2114; Anderson Township.

Drink Tastings NKY Winery Tour, 2-6 p.m., Anderson Towne Center, $59 per person with group of 6. Registration required. 658-5466; nkywinetrail. Anderson Township.



Easy slow cooker pork roast meal

Though we won’t turn on the lights for our outdoor trees until the first of December, we did get the trees decorated with the lights since the weather has been so mild. The weather is supposed to change due to some front moving in, so this cranberry pork roast will be the perfect warmRita ing supper. Heikenfeld And as RITA’S KITCHEN I’ve mentioned before, take advantage of sales for items like chocolate chips, nuts, etc. The chips last just about forever at room temperature. Even if they “bloom” or turn a bit gray on the surface, that’s just the cocoa butter surfacing, so when you use them in cooking, they will return to their original sheen.

Cranberry pork roast

Reader Caroline Quinter sent this recipe in. She said: “A dear friend made this for my family while I was on bed rest during our first pregnancy. It is very easy, tastes amazing and looks as though you slaved over it. The whole loin is key to the tenderness of this dish.” Since my daughter-in-law Courtney is looking for easy slow cooker recipes, I tested

this out and it was so good. The only thing I did extra was to thicken the sauce to make a gravy. The cranberry gives the gravy a sweet/tart taste. Here’s my adaptation.

vanilla, peppermint or almond extract and your choice of nuts. If I make it with peppermint, I leave out the nuts. To give as a gift, tie an ice cream scoop on the jar with a ribbon.

21⁄2- to 3-pound pork loin roast (I used 21⁄2 pounds) 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt or more to taste 1 ⁄2 teaspoon pepper 1 15-16 oz. can cranberry sauce (I used whole cranberry sauce) 1 ⁄4 cup honey 3 tablespoons orange juice or bit more to taste 1 ⁄8 teaspoon each: ground cloves and nutmeg

⁄4 cup water ⁄4 cup sugar 1 ⁄2 cup whipping cream 8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped Flavoring: 1 teaspoon vanilla or peppermint extract, or 1⁄4 teaspoon almond extract Nuts (optional): 1⁄2 cup toasted chopped almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, etc.

Place roast in sprayed slow cooker. Rub salt and pepper over roast. Whisk together remaining ingredients and pour over roast. Cover and cook on low 4-5 hours. Measure liquid. For each cup, make a slurry of 1 tablespoon flour and a couple tablespoons cold water. Pour liquid in saucepan, add slurry, boil a few minutes until thick. Make sure your slurry is smooth before adding to hot liquid. If gravy happens to lump, just pour it through a sieve.

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Now this makes a nice gift from the kitchen. It’s not hard, and when you consider the price of orange marmalade, it’s worth making.



Cranberry pork roast is a slow cooker recipe that is easier than it looks. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

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Cut oranges and lemons in half crosswise. Cut into very thin half-moon slices. Discard seeds, and put fruit and juices into a pot. Add 8 cups water and bring mixture to a boil. Remove from heat, stir in sugar until it dissolves. Cover and allow to stand overnight at room temperature. The next day, bring

mixture back to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for two hours. This will start reducing the liquid. Turn heat up to medium and boil gently, stirring often, for another 30 minutes. Skim off foam. The marmalade will be a pretty golden orange. To make sure it will jell, put a bit on a plate and refrigerate until cool and slightly

firm. It should not be runny or hard. If it is runny, cook a little longer. If it’s hard, add more water. Pour into clean, hot jars. Seal and store in refrigerator up to a year. Makes 3-4 pints.

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Winterfest returns to Newtown Dec. 8

NEWTOWN — In what has become a favorite tradition among many in Newtown, “Winterfest in the Village” marks the beginning of the holiday season. Winterfest will b 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, on Church Street between Center and Main streets. The fifth annual event features a “Mistletoe Mart” with unique gifts and handcrafted items from local vendors, a shopping area just for children, food vendors from in and around Newtown, a children’s play area with activities and refreshments, photos with Santa, horsedrawn carriage rides, hayrides and a balloon luminary launch. There also will be a raffle with a chance to win a 32-inch television or iPad. Jeanie Champlin, of Newtown Feed and Supply,

said each year gets bigger than the last, and organizers are anticipating a crowd of 3,500 to 4,000 after last year’s Winterfest. Champlin said the Winterfest committee works to organize the festival throughout the year, and she’s just as excited as attendees to see all the hard work pay off. Kevin Smith, owner of Lobsta Bakes, is organizing food vendors for this year’s Winterfest. He said those attending the festival will have plenty of options for filling up, from barbeque (Just Q’in Barbeque) to ice cream (Bucko’s Sweet Tooth) to pizza (Village Pizza). Much like the additional children’s activities and shopping opportunities, Smith said the food options continue to grow with the popularity of Winterfest. “It just gets bigger every year,” he said. “I think it’s great.”

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Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church

Join a weekly intercessory prayer time from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Friday evening. Each session begins with a time of worship followed by intercession. Pray America is meeting in the contemporary worship space of Armstrong Chapel. For more information contact Sue Heffelfinger 513-527-4639. Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church is again offering its Divorce Care program to the community and making three additional support groups available too. The following divorce-related programs are offered at the church, 5125 Drake Road in Indian Hill. Divorce Care for Kids, Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Room 209. This 13-week session is for children ages 5-12 years. Divorce Care for Teens, Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the “L” youth facility. This 13-week session is for students grades 6-12. Divorce Care, for individuals who are separated or divorced, is Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Armstrong Room. It’s a 13-week session and there is no charge. Grief Share, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Room. This 13-week program

Christ Presbyterian Church

Here come the holidays. Are you saying, “What’s so happy about Thanksgiving,” or “Nothing merry about my Christmas?” For many people, this time of year only heightens their sense of grief or loneliness for a departed loved one. If you are feeling sadness rather than gladness in the season, Pastor Chris White invites you to attend the “Blue Christmas” service at Christ Presbyterian Church at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. Join with others who are feeling blue at the prospect of facing the holidays. The church is at 5657 Pleasant View Drive, Milford; 831-9100;

Faith Christian Fellowship Church

The church is having its annual Christmas Celebration Dec. 12. A free dinner open to the public begins at 6:15 p.m. followed by a free program featuring Christian songwriter, worship leader, and recording artist Terry MacAlmon. Also, Three Wise Men will present gifts to Jesus and Scriptures will be read. Gifts will be given to all children 10 and under. Call the church for more information. The church is at 6800 School St., Newtown; 271-8442.

Hartzell United Methodist Church

Hartzell dedicated “Nic’s Room” (the youth room) Sunday, Oct. 28. The church presents “The Glory of the King” in three professionally-produced performances at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7; 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. A 16-piece orchestra, 25-member choir and a professional cast of actors will perform. It’s the story of stories... an ageless telling of the greatest story ever told: the birth of Jesus. The performance includes song, dance and pageantry staged in a large professional production. The program is directed by Zahery D. Riggins. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for ages 6 and under. Visit the Facebook page: “Hartzell United Methodist Church presents “The Glory of the King.” Contact Pat Burchett at 891-9823, or at for tickets or more information. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 8918527.

Lighthouse Baptist Church

ABOUT RELIGION Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. » E-mail announcements to easternhills@community, 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, Ohio 45140. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Sunday morning service is 11 a.m. Sunday evening service is 6 p.m. Wednesday service is 7 p.m. Master Clubs are 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The church uses the King James Bible, sings traditional hymns and 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, 11330 Williamson Road, Blue Ash; 709-3344.

Loveland United Methodist Church

The Worship team recently began offering two services: “Classic Tradition” at 9 a.m.; “Engage!” – a contemporary worship offering at 10:30 a.m. The Children’s team will be offering nursery care all morning, and Sunday school for all ages up through grade six during both worship services. In addition, the Sunday morning experience will provide life-changing teenage studies, including confirmation class, as well as adult learning opportunities. The ministry leaders are working on finalizing plans for these offerings. Visit for Sunday class times for teenagers and adult . To find out about all the ministry offerings at Loveland UMC, visit, or call Pat Blankenship, director of ministry operations, at 6831738. Explore small groups, Bible studies, children’s ministry, youth ministry, adults ministry, seniors ministry and “Hands On/Off Campus” mission/outreach opportunities. The church also offers opportunities to connect in various worship arts ministries such as music, drama, video, sound and visuals. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.


Milford First United Methodist Church

The special worship series for October and November is “Living the Lord’s Prayer.” Service times are 9:25 a.m. and 11 a.m. Join the church as it explores Jesus’ dynamic vision for Christian lives. For more information contact Seneca Taylor, The church is at 541 Main St., Milford; 831-5500.

Mount Washington Presbyterian Church

The church has multiple ways to worship. Morning Glory (blended) is at 9:30 Sunday morning and Traditional is Sunday at 11 a.m. A new Service of Prayer for Wholeness is 8:30 a.m. on the first Sunday of every month. More details about the services are on the church website; The church is continuing its year-long efforts to feed the hungry with continuing contributions of cans/packages of food plus fresh produce for the SEM Food Pantry’s use in the community. Call the church or visit the church website for more information. The church is at 6474 Beechmont Ave., Mount Washington; 231-2650.

Northern Hills Synagogue

Northern Hills Synagogue’s Sisterhood Gift Shop will have a special Hanukkah Fair through Sunday, Dec. 2, featuring for sale a fine selection of Judaica and other gifts.Items include menorahs, decorations, dreidels, games, candy, serving pieces, cookbooks and much more, with complimentary gift wrapping. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday; and by appointment by calling 9316038. The synagogue is at 5714 Fields Ertel Road; 931-6038.

On the second Saturday of every month, the community is invited to a free dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the church. The dinner is provided and prepared by the generous members of the church and is served in the church’s fellow-

signs. Rockdale Gift Shop will also be expanding its hour and will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 4 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Sundays. Contact Rockdale Temple at 891-9900 to arrange appointments at other times. Rockdale Temple is located at 8501 Ridge Road, Amberley Village, 45236; 891-9900.

Village Church of Mariemont

The church has a new service time for the rest of summer and fall and a new location. Sunday worship service is now at 10 a.m. on the corner of Maple and Oak streets at 3920 Oak St.

Rockdale Temple

Rockdale Sisterhood Gift Shop has expanded to include a greater selection of Judaica with many unique pieces. As part of the expansion, the gift shop is launching a Judaica of the Month opportunity, a hand-picked selection that will be available by special order for that month. If you are interested in receiving Judaica of the Month notifications, please email The Judaica in stock will allow immediate availability of unusual pieces as well as special orders for those giving gifts and/or adding to collections. The Safed candles, hand dipped in the ancient city of Tzfat, Israel, are available in a wide array of colors and de-

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The Cincinnati Choral Society and the Turpin High School mixed chorus will be featured in a Christmas concert in the sanctuary of Anderson Hills United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Tickets will be available at the door with a general admission of $15. Seniors and students are $10, and groups of 10 or more are $8. Once again choirs from Anderson Hills United Methodist Church and from Clough United Methodist Church will join together to present a carol fest open to the community. All ages are invited to the Fest at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road in Anderson Township. The choirs will each sing two or three special Christmas songs and the Christmas story will be read. The major part of the program will consist of audience participation with everyone present singing familiar Christmas carols. The singalong will be followed by light refreshments in the church cafe. This is the sixth year these two churches have joined to provide the opportunity for family, friends and neighbors in the community to start celebrating the Christmas season through song. There is no charge for the carol fest. For more information call the church office or visit The church is at 7515 Forest Road, Anderson Tonwhip; 231-4172;

will help participants understand the grieving process and offers them resources for rebuilding their lives. Each group is open to the public, there is no registration fee and interested individuals may join a group at any time. For more information, call the church office at 561-4220. The church is at 5125 Drake Road; 561-4220.


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DEATHS John C. Eberhard

John C. Eberhard, 92, of Terrace Park died Nov. 17. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Survived by children Mark (Alice) Eberhard and Polly (Dan Whittelsey) Duplace; grandchildren Abby (Chip) Workman, Parker Eberhard, Rachel Eberhard, Maggie (Derek) Duplace-Schmieder and Beecher Eberhard; greatgrandchildren Catie and

Molly Workman; and sister, Marie Eberhard. Preceded in death by wife, Margie (nee Philhower). Services were Nov. 25 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Terrace Park. Memorials to: Inter Parish Ministries, 3509 Debolt Road, Cincinnati, OH 45244; or the Ministry at Thomaston Woods, c/o St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Ave., Terrace Park, OH 45174.

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Emma Ventura Mericle

Emma Ventura (nee Haymes) Mericle, 92, of Madisonville die d Nov. 15. Survived by son, Rudy (Janet) Ventura; sister, Betty Haymes; six grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and Mericle four greatgreat-grandchildren. Preceded in death by siblings Jay Haymes and Doris Brandenburg. Services were Nov. 20 at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home, Evendale. Memorials to: Madisonville Church of God, 4315 Plainville Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.

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Wyoming, Hyde Park residents honored by GCF The Greater Cincinnati Foundation recently presented two awards at its annual luncheon. The Jacob E. Davis Volunteer Leadership Award was be presented to John and Francie Pepper of Wyoming, and the Bridge Builder Award was be presented to Hyde Park resident John Lame of Lenox Wealth Management. The Jacob E. Davis Vol-

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American Legion Post 318 Commander Jimmy Bussey and former Post Commander Don Bishop stand in the rental room of the new Post on Clough Pike. The grand opening is set for Saturday, Dec. 8. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

New Legion Post opening Dec. 8 By Lisa Wakeland

American Legion Post 318 is gearing up for the grand opening of its new home. The Post has been renovating the former Beacon Food Mart at 6660 Clough Pike and plans to open Saturday, Dec. 8. They bought the property last year after closing the old Post off Forest Road. It has a club room, rental hall, full commercial kitchen and offices, said member and former Commander Don Bishop. There are several events scheduled throughout the grand opening with the official ribbon cutting ceremony starting at 11 a.m. That is followed by a member’s luncheon and a public open house, which will be conducted from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. A gala dinner at 6 p.m. caps the grand opening ceremony and includes a short program by Brad Wenstrup, the U.S. Representative-elect for Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District and Post 318 member. “It’s going to be fun,” Commander Jimmy Bussey said of the grand opening. “We’re bringing in tables and entertainment, and it’ll be a grand time.” The 8,300-square-foot building can accommo-

IF YOU GO » What: Grand opening of the new American Legion Post 318 » When: Various events Saturday Dec. 8; 11 a.m. ribbon cutting; 11:30 a.m. member’s luncheon; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. public open house; 6 p.m. gala dinner. » Where: 6660 Clough Pike in Anderson Township » Details available online,, or on the American Legion Post 318 Anderson Facebook page.

date more than 300 people, and Post 318 plans to hold fish fries, spaghetti dinners, bingo and other events once its open, he said. They’re also planning to rent space to the community, said Bussey The club room, for members only, can hold about 70 people and the banquet hall, open to everyone, has space for more than 270 people and can be divided into two rooms if needed, Bishop said.. More information about rentals and community events will be available on Post 318’s website,, once the new facility is open.


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