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The Wellness Community board president and event co-chair Craig Sumerel ,with his wife Sue and their children of Indian Hill, have fun at the All-Star Blast with The Wellness Community. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Holiday lights One of the most visual parts of the holiday season is the Christmas lights and decorations that adorn many homes in our neighborhood. Homeowners spend countless hours climbing ladders and attaching the lights and decorations and are proud of their hard work. Now there’s a way to show the entire community just how beautiful your decorations turned out. Simply take a photo of your Christmas lights, go online and log on to, click on “publish photos” and follow the directions. And to view your neighbor’s beautiful lights in the neighborhood go online to or



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Plainville Road development slows, businesses still open By Rob Dowdy

COLUMBIA TWP. — As a potential residential/retail development remains in its early stages, businesses in the area remain open. Greiwe Development Group is working on the environmental studies of several sites on Plainville Road including 4002 Plainville Road, the site of Demetrios IV restaurant; 4003 Plainville Road, the site of Larry Daniels Auto Center; 4021 Plainville Road, the site of a used car dealership; and 4020 and 4024 Plainville Road, site of Dav's Complete Auto Repair. Rick Greiwe, of the development group, said work continues on the pre-development

study and no property has been purchased along Plainville for the project, though that could change in the coming months as environmental and feasibility studies are completed. Greiwe Development Group is looking to buy the sites and develop three-story apartment complexes. The apartments could also feature first-floor retail stores. However, it may be too late for one business, as Demetrios IV owner Carl Vasilou said he now intends to keep his business open and has already suffered lost business from premature reports that he planned to close in November to make way for the development.


Mt. Lookout resident Harvey Dickerson, left, is served by Chris Lendenski, Loveland, at Demetrios IV on Plainville Road in Columbia Township. Despite reports of the business closing to make way for an apartment development, owner Carl Vasiliou says he's open for business. ROB DOWDY/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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The third annual Ghoulish Gala, hosted by The Advocates to benefit the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center (NKCAC), recently recognized Dr. Philip and Barbara Lichtenstein of Columbia Tusculum with presentation of the Charlene Erler Legacy Award, given annually for a significant contribution to the Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky (CFNKY), which provides administrative and operational support to NKCAC. The gala attracted nearly 400 guests to Receptions in Erlanger for the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The Advocates are the fundraising group for the NKCAC. Phil Lichtenstein has worked with the Children’s Advocacy Center since its beginnings in 1987 as the Community Pediatric Clinic. He served as its first medical director and continued in that role until 2004 and still serves as part of the medical staff. B5

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The home of Rebecca Botkin, which is on Watterson Road in Fairfax, has numerous holiday figurines and from 40 to 50 strands of decorative lights. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Fairfax family celebrates season, honors the past By Forrest Sellers

FAIRFAX — Resident Rebecca Botkin is not only bringing cheer to the community, she’s honoring her husband. For 40 years Botkin’s home has been decorated for the season. Botkin’s home was the winner in last year’s Decorated House Contest in Fairfax. “We saw how beautifully decorated the homes were, (and) we wanted to do the same,” she said describing she and her late husband Roy’s passion for decorating. They started with a plastic Nativity scene and several strands of lights. Since then this has grown to numerous figurines and from 40 to 50 strands of lights. When her husband died six years ago Botkin and her son, Jeff, decided to continue the tradition. In fact, Jeff, 38, said he continuously tries to maintain his father’s high standards of excellence.

“I’m not satisfied until (it’s) good enough,” he said, adding that if he sees a strand of lights out of place on one of the pine trees at his mother’s home, he’ll restring it. Often he is assisted by his son Benjamin. Rebecca said youngsters in the neighborhood love the decorations and that motorists passing her home on Watterson Road will often slow down to get a better look. “It’s a love of Christmas,” she said. “We try to make the community look Christmas-ey.” Fairfax special events coordinator Chandra Buswell said the idea behind the contest, which is in its third year, is to promote holiday spirit and encourage families to participate. “You’d be surprised how many homes are decorated,” she said. Judging is conducted by members of the Fairfax Village Council. The winner of the contest receives a $25 gift card from Lowe’s. The judging will be on Tuesday, Dec. 20, and the winner will be announced in January.

Fairfax resident Jeff Botkin, right, and his son, Benjamin, string lights in a pine tree at the home of his mother, Rebecca Botkin. Rebecca's home was the winner of last year's Decorated House Contest in Fairfax. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



Mt. Lookout holiday party, meeting Dec. 19 By Lisa Wakeland

TheMt.LookoutCommunity Council will come together for its final meeting of the year and its annual holiday party Monday, Dec. 19.

Santa will stop by and there will be gifts for those who attend, said Cha Soutar, marketing director for the community council. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Christ the King Parish Center, 3223 Linwood Ave.

“It’s going to be a very festive event,” Soutar said. A representative from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will give an update about the tax levy that passed in 2009, with nearly 73 percent of voters approving the levy.


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OAKLEY — It’s the season for giving. However, in Oakley and other eastside communities it seems to be the season for taking, especially when it comes to bicycles. During the Dec. 6 Oakley Community Council meeting Cincinnati police officer Dwaye Dawson said bicycle thefts are on the rise. These bicycles are typically valued at sever-

Year contest, which had previously been announced at the annual holiday meeting. The Community Council takes nominations for the award and Brannock said they will likely announce the winner at the February meeting.

al thousand dollars, he said, with some costing as much as $10,000. Dawson said in the Dawson past children’s bicycles were traditionally a target, but he said recently higher-end bicycles were being stolen. He said the theft of laptops from vehicles is also occurring with great-

er regularity. “The best thing to do is make your target harder (to obtain),” he said. He said if a person makes it more difficult or challenging to steal something, a criminal is less likely to steal it because more effort is involved. Dawson also cautioned the theft of items left on porches by FedEx and the United Parcel Service is on the rise. If someone is expecting to have something delivered and won’t be

home call a neighbor or call the delivery company to arrange a pick-up time if possible, he said. In other council business, board elections for 2012 were conducted. Five seats were open. Incumbents Dan Bennie, Craig Rozen and Vince Schirmer were reelected, while local business owner Tom Frey and Brandon Reynolds, who coordinated this year’s Great American Cleanup in Oakley, will be new on the board.

Judge rules against zoning for mine Gannett News Service ANDERSON TWP. — A Hamilton County judge nullified on Dec. 8 an Anderson Township zoning board’s approval of a proposed underground limestone mining operation. The decision by Common Pleas Judge Robert

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Ruehlman is a major victory for opponents of the mine, which has been proposed for a 480-acre site at Round Bottom and Broadwell roads in Anderson Township. “I can’t stop crying I’m so excited,” said Cathy Burger, an Anderson Township resident who three years ago formed CABOOM (Citizens Against Blasting on Our Miami) to fight the project proposed by Martin Marietta Materials Inc. “Who would have thought a small group of people could accomplish something like this? I’m so happy that finally after three years, somebody heard us and listened to what we had to say.” Richard Brahm, attorney for Martin Marietta, was not immediately avail-

able for comment. The company can appeal Ruehlman’s decision in the 1st District Court of Appeals. After a series of public hearings that extended over 22 months, the Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals voted 3-2 on June 2, 2010, in favor of the mine operation. The board attached 25 conditions to its approval. CABOOM and the villages of Newtown, Terrace Park and Indian Hill appealed this decision in Common Pleas Court. In his written judgment Thursday, Ruehlman called the zoning board’s decision to approve the mine operation “replete with examples of illegal acts as well as invalid, void and ineffective conditions, any one of which would be

sufficient reason for rendering the entire decision as null and void.” Tim Mara, attorney for CABOOM, and attorneys representing neighboring communities opposed to the mine had argued that the zoning board exceeded its authority in granting the requested conditional-use permit and variances for the mine operation. “I think it’s a great decision,” Terrace Park Mayor Jay Gohman said of Ruehlman’s judgment. Mara said Ruehlman’s decision doesn’t surprise him. “We knew the mining proposal didn’t meet the requirements of the zoning law,” he said. “We felt the board of zoning appeals did something they couldn’t lawfully do.”


already had two phases of environmental testing done and is not contaminated. He said while other businesses along Plainville have signed pre-development deal extensions, he will not. Vasilou said he's frustrated with the amount of time it's taken to complete the deal and lost customers in the process. Eastern Hills Dry Cleaners owner Joe Witschger Jr. said his business is still working on an agreement with Greiwe and awaiting the second round of under-

ground assessments to take place. He said he's "just proceeding with typical development protocol." "Nothing's changed," Witschger said. Greiwe said he's hoping to continue communicating with Vasilou in hopes that he'll agree to the development deal. "We're still talking to them," he said. "I don't think we have a problem." In the meantime, Greiwe stressed "nobody is closing their business" on Plainville Road due to the potential project.

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"I'm not giving them more time," he said. Vasilou said his site has

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The representative is expected to talk about the levy and what’s new with the library. “Having two young children, we’re very active library people so I’m excited about (the update),” Soutar said.








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Filings create surprise primaries Gannett News Service

The filing deadline for candidates in the March 6 primary came and went Wednesday, with Hamilton County Republicans still looking for a real candidate to take on Democratic county commissioner Todd Portune; and a former Cincinnati city councilman ready to take on Republican county commissioner Greg Hartmann. And, in the 2nd Congressional District, David Krikorian of Madeira - who has battled Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Miami Township, in court and on the ballot, filed as a Democratic candidate. For Hamilton County Commissioner, the Democrats have recruited former Cincinnati council member Greg Harris, a 40year-old West Price Hill resident. GOP leaders have been trying to convince Chris Bortz, who lost his bid for re-election to Cincinnati City Council last month, into running against Portune, but Bortz has yet to commit to the race. In a surprise move, former State Rep. Tom Brinkman Jr., of Mt. Lookout, filed petitions to take on State Rep. Peter Stautberg, R-Anderson Township, in a GOP primary in the 27th Ohio House District, which includes much of southeastern Hamilton County. Brinkman was termlimited out of the Ohio House four years ago, and Stautberg replaced him. Stautberg could not be reached for comment.

WHO FILED FOR OFFICE Here’s who has filed for the 2012 elections. The filing deadline for the March 6 primary election was Wednesday at 4 p.m. Candidates for president have until March 14 to file for the June 12 primary. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted recently ordered that all candidates for US House seats and president should file by Wednesday in case the legislature ends up combining the two primaries. If the legislature does not combine the primaries, candidates of US House seats and presidents will have until March 14 to file. These are the candidates who had filed petitions:

President of the United States Newt Gingrich, Republican; Rick Perry, Republican; Mitt Romney, Republican; Barack Obama, Democrat

Ohio Supreme Court Three seats up for election: First seat: Justice Terence O'Donnell, Republican incumbent; Robert W. Price, Democrat Second seat: Justice Robert Cupp, Republican incumbent; Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Fanon Rucker, Democrat Third seat: Justice Yvette McGee Brown, Democrat incumbent; Butler County Court of

Common Pleas Judge Sharon L. Kennedy, Republican


Sherrod Brown, Democrat, incumbent; Josh Mandel, Republican; David Dodt, Republican; Donna Glisman, Republican; Eric Lamon Gregory, Republican; Michael L. Pryce, Republican; Russell P. Blissman Jr., Republican, writein; Joseph DeMare, Green Party


US House - 1st Congressional District: Jim Berns, Libertarian; Jeff Sinnard, Democrat; Eric Wilson, Democrat; Rich Stevenson, Green Party US House, 2nd Congressional District: Jean Schmidt, Republican incumbent; Brad Wenstrup, Republican; Joe Green, Republican; Fred Kundrata, Republican; David Krikorian, Democrat; William R. Smith, Democrat County commissioner, seat one: Greg Hartmann, Republican incumbent; Greg Harris, Democrat County commissioner, seat two: Todd Portune, Democratic incumbent; Maggie Nafziger Wuellner, Republican; Bob Frey, Libertarian Sheriff: Sean Donovan, Republican; Jim Neil, Democrat Prosecutor: Joseph T. Deters, Republican, incumbent; Janaya Trotter, Democrat County Treasurer: Robert A. Goering, Republican, incumbent; Jeff Cramerding, Democrat

Engineer: Theodore Hubbard, Republican Recorder: Wayne Coates, Democrat, incumbent; Wayne Lipper, Republican Clerk of Courts: Tracy Winkler, Republican, incumbent; Pam Thomas, Democrat Coroner: Anant Bhati, Democrat, incumbent; Peter Kambelos, Republican State Senator, 8th District: Richard G. Luken, Democrat; William J. Seitz, Republican, incumbent State representative, 27th District: Peter Stautberg, Republican, incumbent; Tom Brinkman Jr., Republican; Nathan Wissman, Democrat State representative, 28th District: Connie Pillich, Democrat, incumbent; Mike Wilson, Republican; Lonnie Bowling Jr., Republican; Robert R. Ryan, Libertarian State Representative, 29th District: Louis W. Blessing III, Republican; Heather Harlow, Republican; Pakkiri Rajagopal, Republian; Hubert E. Brown, Democrat State Representative, 30th District: Louis Terhar, Republican incumbent; Steven L. Newsome, Democrat State representative, 31st District: Denise Driehaus, Democrat; Terry Tranter, Democrat; Luke Brockmeier, Democrat; Sandra Queen Nobel, Democrat; Michael Gabbard, Republican State representative, 32nd District: Dale Mallory, Democrat, incumbent;

incumbent; Martha Good, Democrat 1st District Court of Appeals (term commences Feb. 11, 2013): Pat DeWine, Republican, incumbent; Bruce Whitman, Democrat 1st District Court of Appeals (term commences Feb. 12, 2013): Penelope Cunningham, Republican, incumbent

Ronald Mosby, Republican State representative, 33rd District: Alicia Reece, Democrat, incumbent; Tom Bryan, Republican Court of Common Pleas (term commences Jan. 1, 2013): Steven E. Martin, Republican, incumbent Court of Common Pleas (two to be elected): Nadine Allen, Democrat, incumbent; Dennis Helmick, Republican, incumbent; Leslie Ghiz, Republican; Mark B. Weisser, Democrat Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile - unexpired term: John M. Williams, Republican, incumbent; Tracie M. Hunter, Democrat 1st District Court of Appeals (term commences Feb. 9, 2013): Patrick Fischer, Republican,


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Nov. election results contested too late By Rob Dowdy

COLUMBIA TWP. — Election Day is more than a month in the past, but the results in Columbia Township Trustee race are still contested by the secondplace finisher. Lisbeth Lundstedt, who lost the election by 532 votes in the election, believes Columbia Township Trustee President Stephen Langenkamp no longer lives in the township. Langenkamp refuted Lundstedt’s claims after the election, but that hasn’t stopped her from seeking help in her attempt to unseat Langenkamp.

Hamilton County Board of Elections Director Sally Krisel said the subject of Langenkamp Langenkamp’s residence was approached by an anonymous source prior to the election, but after contacting Langenkamp and performing an informal investigation it was determined he lives in Columbia Township. “He satisfied the requirements to run for office,” she said, adding the Board of Elections had no obligation to follow up on

the claims, but did so anyway. Krisel said when she spoke with Lundstedt after the Nov. 8 election she advised her to get legal advice before proceeding. Lundstedt contacted attorney Donald Brey in the days after the election to determine her next course of action. Brey replied, via email, on Nov. 14 and stated the time to contest election results is “several weeks before the election.” Lundstedt made her claims after the election results were tallied. Langenkamp was unable to be reached for comment.

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Madisonville obtains grant aimed at reducing obesity Community Council member who spearheaded efforts to get the grant funding. “The numGarrison ber of obese children in Madisonville is higher than we’d like.” This initiative is an opportunity to teach children how to eat healthy and engage in exercise, she said. Garrison has been

MADISONVILLE — The Madisonville Community Council has received grant funding to encourage a healthy lifestyle. As part of a “WeThrive” initiative through Hamilton County Public Health, Madisonville and other select communities will receive $24,000 to implement a plan specifically aimed at reducing obesity. “It’s about giving our children access to healthy foods,” said Kathy Garrison, a former Madisonville

working with Jennifer Henderson, a healthy living program coordinator for the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. The YMCA is one of several partners working with Hamilton County Public Health in the WeThrive initiative. Garrison said some ideas being considered are a community garden and walking paths and working with area convenience stores to provide more healthy and nutritional foods.

Developer seeks liquor license support retail, commercial and residential components. At the December Oakley Community Rogers Council meeting, Steve Dragon, a representative for Vandercar, said the developer would like council’s sup-

OAKLEY — As demolition work proceeds, a developer is now considering details such as liquor license approvals for a proposed $120 million mixeduse development. Vandercar Holdings Inc. is working on Oakley Station at Marbug and Ibsen Avenues. The development, expected to be built on the former Cincinnati Milacron site, will include

port in obtaining a “community entertainment designation” for the site. This designation would make it easier for businesses on the site to get liquor license approval, he said. Council did not take a vote on the issue. Mark Rogers, owner of the 20th Century theater and Habit’s Cafe, opposed granting this designation to Oakley Station.

BRIEFLY is open 4-9 p.m. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Christmas tree sale Mariemont Boy Scout Troop 149 will continue its annual Christmas tree sale at the municipal building, 6907 Wooster Pike. The sale includes Fraser firs, white pines and Canaan firs fresh cut from a grower in North Carolina. Fraser fir wreaths and pine roping are also available. The Christmas tree sale

New art show

The “Modern Classics” exhibit will be on display at the Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center until Friday, Dec. 23. It features renowned international and local artists such Salvador Dali serigraphs; Cezanne, Rem-

brandt and Renoir etchings; bronze figurines and early works by Judith Anderson. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center is located in Mariemont, 6980 Cambridge Ave. Call 272-3700 or visit for details.


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Six at Summit star in ‘Anne of Green Gables’

Six students played Anne in The Summit’s production with a set of twins splitting one of the parts. Rehearsing a show with Middle School-age students is a test of will and spirit, said Couch. “The students must trust each other and themselves to turn their ideas into movement in the kinesthetic realm – without stopping to tell someone else what to do,” she said. “It is a building block for life: to exist in the character and the moment of the play without criticism.” The play was preceded by a reader’s theater production of “Orphans of Canada,” written to provide historical context for “Anne of Green Gables.” Members of the “Orphans” cast included Catherine Al-


In this scene performers are, from left, Connor McMurry as Matthew Cuthbert, Quinn Haehnle as Doctor Lane, Julia Rosa Helm as Diana Barry and Jennifer Whitehead as Anne. THANKS TO


HYDE PARK — Six young actresses recently played the lead role in The Summit Country Day School Middle School’s production of “Anne of Green Gables” in Kyte Theater. Director Cheryl Couch chose Jon Jory’s adaptation of L.M. Montgomery’s classic novel, which typically calls for five actresses to play the role of Anne.

Brigid Lawler takes center stage in the Middle School production of "Anne of Green Gables" at The Summit Country Day School's Kyte Theater on Oct. 7. Lawler split the role of Anne I with her twin, Regan. THANKS


way, Kristina Bauer, Sydni Brooks, Jenna Eveslage, Anna Fahrmeier, Gillian Fajack, Alexis Fee, Maria Maples, Maya Mehlman, Tess Wyrick and Jordyn Northern. The “Anne of Green Gables” cast included: Brigid and Regan Lawler, Julia Dean, Lily Gieseke, Mia Semler and Jennifer Whitehead as Anne; Caroline Klette, narrator; Samantha Crew as Rachel Lynde; Hali Clark, as Marilla Cuthbert; Mary Towell, Mrs. Spencer; Paige Angne, Mrs. Blewitt; Alejandra Valencia, Mrs. Barry; Julia Rosa Helm as Diana Barry; Connor McMurry as Matthew Cuthbert; Logan Faucett, Station Master; and Quinn Haehnle, Doctor Lane. Student members of the production team included Junior Mary Kirwan as the Assistant Director, and Middle School students Logan Faucett, Quinn Haehnle, Jennifer Whitehead, Jordyn Northern, Sydni Brooks and Jenna Eveslage as the Running Crew. This is Couch’s fifth production at The Summit Country Day School. Her work has recently been seen at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival, Xavier University, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The six students who played the role of Anne take stage for their final bow. From left, they are Regan Lawler, Jennifer Whitehead, Mia Semler, Lily Gieseke, Julia Dean and Brigid Lawler. THANKS TO JOLENE BARTON


The cast and production crew of Summit Middle School's "Anne of Green Gables" performance join hands in a prayer circle with Director Cheryl Couch before the performance. THANKS TO JOLENE BARTON

Julia Rosa Helm, left, sheds a tear in this scene of "Anne of Green Gables' where she played the part of Diana Barry. Jennifer Whitehead plays Anne in this scene. THANKS TO

Gillian Fajack, Kristina Bauer and Sydni Brooks read from the script of "Orphans of Canada," a reader's theater production which preceded "Anne of Green Gables."

As Marilla Cuthbert, sixth-grader Hali Clark, left, wants to send Anne back to the orphanage after a month. Julia Dean, center, plays Anne and Caroline Klette is the narrator. THANKS TO JOLENE BARTON



Great Oaks offers information session for homeschool families Homeschoolers living in one of the 36 southwest Ohio school districts served by Great Oaks Career Campuses have the option of attending a Great Oaks campus for their junior and senior years. Students who attend can become certified in one of dozens of professional fields and earn

college credit at the same time. A parent/student information session will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Live Oaks Career Campus, 5956 Buckwheat Road in Milford. Guests at the information session will have the chance to talk with homeschool students who are attending Great Oaks

and learn more about the career programs available. Registration for the 20122013 school year begins in January. Programs offered include biotechnology, engineering technologies, practical nursing, culinary arts, lodging management, equine science, con-

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By Nick Dudukovich

WALNUT HILLS — The St. Ursula bowling team may have gotten off on the wrong foot with an 0-2 start this season, but that’s not enough to get head coach Jimmy Denson down. Considering one of those losses came to Mother of Mercy, which was ranked No. 2 in the Enquirer’s preseason poll, Denson likes the team the Bulldogs will field this winter. St. Ursula returns experience to the alley this season, and should get strong contributions from seniors Margaret Perme and Monica Sunderhaus, as well as junior Maria Moore. Through two matches, Sunderhaus led the team by knocking down an average of 139 pins per game. Denson also believes the addition of seniors Rachel Court and Mary Hoffman can pay dividends this season. Denson added that younger bowlers, such as sophomores Kassander Graham, Shannon Vesprani, as well as freshmen Mary Claire Sunderhaus and Natalie Heller could help the team while also gaining valuable experience. “We picked up some girls that will be back for quite a few years,” Denson said.

The 2011-2012 St. Ursula Bowling team are, from left: Top, Kassandra Graham, Rachel Court, Cassie Hofmann, Natalie Heller, head coach Jimmy Denson; Front, Margaret Perme, Mary-Claire Sunderhaus, Monica Sunderhaus, Maria Moore, Shannon Vesprani. Assistant coach Coleen Vogelsang is not pictured. In the team’s loss to Mercy, Dec. 1, the squad lost by just 132 pins. Denson said Mercy wasn’t on its “A game,” but he added his team played well against one of the top teams in the

city. “They came into our house and our house always gives them a problem,” See BOWLING, Page A7

Hoopin’ it up with the Eagles

Ursuline's Michele Christy, left, and St. Ursula's Mackenzie Loesing battle for the ball during their basketball game at Ursuline Academy, Dec. 8. JEFF SWINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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» The following players were named to the Associated Press’ Division VAll-Ohio team for their accomplishments on the football field this season. Nathan Goodhart, Summit, OL, first team LaDon Laney, Summit, RB, third team Nick Butcher, Mariemont, OL/DL, special mention Billy Bausmith, Mariemont, DE, special mention E.J. Burnett, Purcell Marian, RB, special mention

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Walnut Hills dropped to 1-2 Dec. 9 with a 47-39 loss to Milford in a battle of Eagles. Sterling Gilmore led Walnut Hills with 11 points in the defeat while Isaiah Johnson had eight. The victory put Milford at 1-1.

Home for the holidays

» The Eastern Hills Journal is seeking submissions from parents of college athletes to let their hometown communities know how the student-athletes are doing. Please send a photo of them either participating in their college sport or enjoying the holidays with their family at home (Thanksgiving or Christmas); detail what’s happening in the photo. Send no more than 200 words describing their successes. Be sure to include their sport, college, their year in college, parents’ names, high school and what community paper you get at home. Deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 27. All submissions should be emailed to Melanie Laughman at mlaughman@community Questions? Email Nick Dudukovich at or call 248-7570.

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Boys basketball

» Summit knocked off Reading, 58-43 behind Holden Hertzel’s 22 points, Dec. 2. Kevin Johnson (18), Hertzel (12) and Antonio Woods (11) all had double-digit scoring nights as Summit trounced Seven Hills, 7440, Dec. 6. » Mariemont built a 38-22 halftime lead and never looked back as the Warriors defeated Amelia, 59-32, Dec. 3. Reid Mahorney led the Warriors with 21 points and Matt Stewart connected on four three-pointers to end his night with 18 points. The squad followed up by defeating Batavia, 52-47, Dec. 6. Mahorney led the Warriors with 16 points, while junior Nick Malone added 15. » Withrow beat Shroder Dec. 9, 61-48 as junior Devin Williams racked up 24 for the Tigers. » Clark Montessori got by Cincinnati Christian 6663 Dec. 9. Max Hassel and JaBryel Reed had 19 points apiece for the Cougars. » Purcell Marian beat Riverview East on Dec. 9, 4844. Michael Englert scored19 points for the Cavaliers.

Walnut Hills guard Ricardo Hill tries to go baseline in the first half of the game between the Walnut Hills Eagles and the Milford Eagles at Milford High School.

Girls basketball

Walnut Hills' Carlitos Anderson shoots from in the paint against Milford Dec. 9. Walnut Hills' 6-9 center Isaiah Johnson shoots from close range in the first half of the game between the Walnut Hills and Milford.

» Mariemont’s Julia Whittelsey (11), Elizabeth McCraken (10) and Meredith Garrison (13) all had double-digit point totals as the Lady Warriors easily defeated Roger Bacon, 53-15, Dec. 3. » Seven Hills defeated Woodward, 58-33, Dec. 3. Alexis Lindsay led the Lady Stingers with 11 points. Seven Hills followed up by besting Lockland, 65-50, behind 21 points from Lauren Weems, Dec. 5. » Summit’s Izzie Englehart scored 14 points to lead the Silver Knights to a 45-29 win, Dec. 7. » St. Ursula got 16 points from Mackenzie Loesing, but it wasn’t enough, as the Bulldogs fell to Ursuline, 51-44, Dec. 8. » On Dec. 9, Purcell Marian beat Riverview East 84-20. McKinney topped the Lady Cavaliers with 18 See PREPS, Page A7



Purcell alum’s book details Moeller sports

MONTGOMERY — Although the teaching career of Dick Beerman began in the fall of 1968 in the classrooms of his own alma-mater Purcell High School, he has served in one capacity or another at Moeller High School since the fall of 1976. Long before he actually retired in January 2003, it had been his plan to continue his service on a volunteer basis as the school’s archivist. His first major undertaking in that role was

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Denson said. “We elevated our games.” While the Bulldogs gave Mercy a run, Denson and company know that a difficult conference schedule awaits St. Ursula's future. Four of St. Ursula’s GGCL Rivals (Ursuline, Mercy, Mount Notre Dame, Seton) were ranked in the Enquirer’s preseason top 10 coaches’ poll. And while the Bulldogs may see some struggles this season, Denson believes his team will continue to improve. “You have to remember we are in the toughest division in the city...but we’ll get better. We’re going to surprise some teams,” he said. Denson is looking forward to early-January matchups against Colerain and Seton to serve as a performance barometer for the season. He’s also optimistic

to create record books for each and every program sponsored by the school. By the summer of 2007, that goal had been achieved. Around that same time discussions began in earnest on the topic of the 50th anniversary of the school’s existence. Dick had begun to reflect on all of the many athletes and coaches, who had established their legacy in the record books now available. The more he thought about it, the more he believed that these

about the future of St. Ursula bowling, in the near, and long term. “I’m looking forward to getting to work with the girls and building (the program),” Denson said. “Overall, out of all the teams we have, this one, I see the most potential.”

Purcell Marian

Sophomore Sarah Taylor led the Lady Cavaliers early on in average, while senior Lauren Tunney made Girls Greater Cincinnati League-Grey Central honorable mention last season. Seniors Karen May, Ines Pratas and Kelly Luck round out the squad.

Clark Montessori

Coach Claude Henderson heads up the boys and girls Cougar rollers, with Luke Young being his most consistent scorer. Clark takes on Summit Country Day and Woodward Dec. 14 in a tri-match.

Walnut Hills

As a Fort Ancient Valley Conference first team se-

entire athletic history of Archbishop Moeller High School in the 350-pages of this book, a year-by-year, sport-by-sport history of the first 50 seasons. It is dedicated to the memory of Brother Lawrence Eveslage S.M., the founding principal of the school and to Gerry Faust, the man, who set the standard for athletic excellence that still exists to this day. Special thanks to Brother Charles Wanda S.M., who created the captivating cover.

men deserved a more public legacy. Thus, began his next project the book, “We are the Big MOE.” Three and one-half years later, after an estimated 1,800-2,000 hours of his time, the book was ready for its first printing. The first 250 copies were quickly off the shelves in less than three months. Following a short period of upgrading and refining, the second printing is now available. The book encapsulates the

lection last season, senior Kim Janitz again leads the Lady Eagles in the lanes. She’s followed in average by junior Lauren Nurre, sophomore Claire Schottelkotte, senior Abigail Warren (FAVC honorable mention last winter) and juniors Chloe Grund and Spenser Schwartz. Walnut Hills scored a big win early with a victory over defending champion Glen Este on Dec. 6. For the boys, senior Blair Vonderchek has led the Eagles in the early going in average. In early December, Vonderchek’s average was near 174, with four other Eagles all over 160 (juniors Daniel Steinberg, Kyle Chase and Jordan Butler and sophomore Karl Schottelkotte). Seniors Henry White and Tom Rivers have also seen action.

It is available during normal school hours in the Moeller Spirit Shop in the lobby of the school. Place an order by phone by calling 791-1680, ext. 1105, or through the publisher at The cost of each book is $39.95, plus $5 shipping and handling if it’s being mailed. Copies are also available as ecopies for $19.95. All profits realized through the sale of this book will be directed toward tuition assistance.


Summit Country Day

No information was available by deadline for the Summit Country Day bowling team.

Mariemont junior Matt Stewart shoots over a defender in Friday's basketball game against Wyoming. Mariemont won the game, 50-41, to extend their record to 3-0. THANKS TO STEVEN T. SPOONER


Girls bowling

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Boys bowling

» Clark Montessori defeated Winton Woods Dec. 4, 1920-1858. Luke Young had the high series with a 334. On Dec. 6, the Cougars beat Woodward 1969-1908. Again, Luke Young had the high series with a 363.

» Walnut Hills knocked off Glen Este 2040-2026 Dec. 6. Chloe Grund had the high series for the Lady Eagles with a 308. » St. Ursula defeated Purcell Marian, 1,811-1,468, Dec. 8. Senior Mary Hoffmann had the Bulldogs’ high series (294).


» Mariemont’s boys defeated Indian Hill, and Taylor, with 144 team points,

Dec. 6. Junior George Koglmeier, Gorman, senior Connor McManus and sophomore Sam McManus had individual wins for the Warriors. » Mariemont’s girls defeated Indian Hill and Taylor with 144 team points, Dec. 6. Freshman Claire Gilmore, senior Rebecca Adams, senior Lindsey Serraino and freshman Juliana Overbey had individual wins for the Lady Warriors.

BRIEFLY Mariemont alum honors

College of Mount St. Joseph sophomore forward Christopher Corbett was recently named First Team All-HCAC by the conference coaches. Teammates Timothy Pope, a senior midfielder,

and Lee Rogers from Mariemont High School, a junior midfielder, were each selected SecondTeam All-Conference. Corbett led the team in goals (six), assists (four) and points (16) this season as the Lions qualified to the HCAC Tournament for the first time in histo-

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Why should taxpayers get stuck with tab? Amtrak train passengers aren’t the only ones being taken for a ride. The railroad system loses more than $60 million a year on food and beverages, and taxpayers are picking up the tab. That’s outrageous. How does Amtrak manage to lose money while selling a hot dog for $4.50? Consider that passengers would pay an astounding $6.60 for the same hot dog if you took away a subsidy provided to Amtrak by taxpayers. Revenue from food and bever-

ages sold aboard Amtrak trains in fiscal year 2010 totaled $131 million, but the cost of providing the service was $192 million. Jean That loss of $61 Schmidt COMMUNITY PRESS million means taxpayers proGUEST COLUMNIST vided a subsidy of nearly 32 percent. Keep in mind that this isn’t gourmet fare that requires a

French chef. We’re talking about zapping hot dogs in microwaves, brewing coffee, serving soda pop, and making change. Amtrak has been required since Oct.1,1982, to break even or make money on food and beverage service. In nearly 30 years since then, Amtrak has not once complied with the federal law. So I’ve introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to halt the runaway deficit spending aboard Amtrak trains. My bill, called the Amtrak Food and Beverage Service Sav-

ings Act, would require the Federal Railroad Administration to seek competitive bids. Amtrak would be allowed to compete with outside companies in bidding to provide food and beverages. If Amtrak can’t cut the mustard, the job of serving up a hot dog should be privatized. The National Taxpayers Union, which has 360,000 members, has endorsed my bill. “Passage of your legislation is a long-overdue, non-controversial remedy for one of Amtrak’s most egregiously wasteful busi-

CH@TROOM Last week’s question Beginning Jan. 1, it will be illegal to sell 100-watt incandescent light bulbs in the United States. Are you happy about the ban? Are you stocking up? Do you prefer the incandescent bulbs or the LED bulbs?

“Am I happy about the ban? Absolutely not. I think it is a futile action, and another instance of excess government interference in the private lives of citizens. I hadn't thought about stocking up, but after thinking about this question I might do that (providing Kroger still has a supply).” Bill B. “I've been hoarding incandescent bulbs for the past year. Yep, call me crazy. Just don't call me when you run out of yours!” L.A.D. “The ‘ban’ is yet another gross overstepping of a government ‘of the people, by the people and for the people.’ YES, I am stocking up! All this edict will create is a thriving black market, similar to the prohibition blunder.” J.G. “It's a dim-witted approach to conservation! The mercury in those LED bulbs concerns me much more than the use of incandescent bulbs. I don't like the LED bulbs from an aesthetic point of view either. Would love to know why our legislators think this is a bright idea.” S.J.P. “Stocking up on incandescents is remarkably dumb. Each CFL saves $40 worth of electricity plus the cost of ten incandescent bulbs. The Federal standard will not ban incandescents, but it will take the short-life, high energy cost versions off the market. New long life incandescents that use less electricity are already available in many places. They cost more and don't last as long and use more electricity than CFL's. All the specialty bulbs (three-way, larger, smaller, colored, rough service and so forth will remain available. CFL's have good color rendition, and there are some other types of bulb that might be worth considering, although the LED companies have been deceptive about the light equivalence on some of their packages. “There is less mercury in a CFL than in the coal used to produce the same amount of light with incandescent bulbs. “There are now experts who recommend trash disposal of CFL's the same way we have been disposing of four and eight foot fluorescent tubes which have much more mercury, for decades. “Look for much better products and better prices within a year or two of the standard. LED technology is even better than CFL's for many purposes, but the industry doesn't have all its ducks in a row with white light LED's yet. That will probably shake out rapidly, since there are some good products available now at a reasonable price. “Learn what ‘color temperature

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means.’ Warm white (like an ordinary incandescent bulb) is 2700 K. Intense "daylight" bulbs have less yellow and more blue, and are labelled up to 6500 K. Most people don't want anything over 3500 K in their homes, except for special work space applications. Good stores have displays that show the difference. Don't buy a bulb which doesn't give the color temperature on the package.” N.F. “I have never used 100-watt bulbs, other than in a three-way bulb, but this whole idea of our government telling us what kind of bulbs to use is ridiculous. It belongs in the same category as shower heads and toilets that restrict the flow of water. As a result, they don't do half the job that the old ones used to do. “I certainly respect the planet because it is God's creation, but I don't worship it. There is a big difference between the two. Some of these measures come pretty close to worshiping the planet. (And no, I don't recycle or use cloth bags at Krogers, either.) “Most of those measures do more to make the participant feel good about themselves and to look good to others than to really do much for the environment.” T.H. “Well, let's see: no immigration policy, no balanced budget, no cooperation, but bailouts for Wall Street, Europe and their friends. We elect these 1%ers, so lightbulbs is what we get. Voters, do your duty!” K.P. “Big Brother is banning the incandescent bulbs - not because they pollute or otherwise harm anyone - but because they require a little more electricity. If I can buy a car that gets 10 miles per gallon, why can't I buy a light bulb that takes a little more juice? Just wait until you see the procedure for cleaning up after breaking a fluorescent bulb!” R.V. “I am not happy with banning anything. Makes one feel like they are living under dictatorship rule. “I think you are talking about CFL's more than LED's, however, all my lighting has been the CFL's for sometime, and I have noticed a difference in energy use, especially during the summer with the heat a standard incandescent light puts off.



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ness practices,” said Pete Sepp, executive vice president of the National Taxpayers Union. “All of your colleagues in Congress should be willing to support this sensible and important step toward ensuring that Amtrak delivers value to its customers without burdening taxpayers.” The bottom line is this: When it comes to covering the cost of hot dogs served on Amtrak trains, taxpayers are fed up. U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt represents Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District.

WHEN THEY MEET “All my holiday decorations are mostly switched over to LED's, and again, the run time in energy savings during the holiday season has reduced my energy bill quite a bit. “Besides, stocking up on old technology is ludicrous, and why stop at just a 100-watt bulb? What about the 150-watt, 200-watt, three-way, and the expensive and extremely hot halogen bulbs?” O.H.R. “No, I am not stocking up. The CFL bulbs (not LED) that replace them are a reasonable compromise, last longer and save a huge amount of energy. “My personal experience is they do not really last the five to eight years promised. I mark each bulb I install with the date in service and many have died in 2-3 years. I have had at least 10 replaced by the manufacturer under warranty. I keep the original packaging, receipt and note where the bulb was installed. Most people don't go to this trouble and are unaware of the high failure rate. “It would make a lot more sense to legislate that cable boxes and other electronic appliances use only a very limited amount of energy to standby when not in use. They run 24 hours a day and many people have several of them.” F.S.D. “The LED lights are more sustainable ... last longer and use less electricity. It's a good thing. Don't fight it.” E.E.C. “I have enough bulbs to last until the government thinks up some other stupid law.” J.K. “Illegal 100-watt incandescent light bulbs – I was unaware of the sales ban, effective Jan 1. Unhappy about the ban, which I see as unnecessary government intrusion in our lives. I will stock up, if I can find any to buy. “I have not seen any LED (light emitting diode) bulbs for general illumination purposes, but see them as replacements for traffic lights, stage lighting and Christmas decorations. More commonly, I see, and use CFL (compact fluorescent lamps), however do not like their high price, and unsuitability for use with dimmers or dawn to dusk switches.” J.M. “The ban is a good thing. Let the ‘another example of taking away my freedom’ crowd cry all they want. It is for the good of all, not just the few. “Benefits besides long-term savings on your utility bill will be less dependence on foreign fuels, less trade imbalance, less money spent for new power plants, and less pollution, which in itself is a money saver. “Since most of my domain had been turned over to the money-saving bulbs I have noticed very little difference in the lighting and my kilowatt hours have decreased.” J.Z.

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

Columbia Township

Meets at 6 p.m., the second Tuesday of the month, 5686 Kenwood Road. Phone: 561-6046. Web site: 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.

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, Dennis McCarthy, Joe Miller, Cortney Scheeser, and Dennis Wolter. Treasurer Andrew Kulesza; Village Clerk Tony Borgerding; 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 Dee Walter, Vice President Bill Flynn; members Peggy Braun, Marie Huenefeld, and Ken White. 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:

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The Wellness Community board president and event co-chair Craig Sumerel ,with his wife Sue and their children of Indian Hill, have fun at the All-Star Blast with The Wellness Community. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT Gina Saba of Mount Lookout, Julie Bristow of Hyde Park, Melissa Murphy of Hyde Park and Jean Desch of Hyde Park get ready for the fireworks at the All-Star Blast at the Ballpark. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Dan and Donna Passick of Eastgate enjoy the All-Star Blast with The Wellness Community.

Wellness Community get all star fireworks view


Friends and supporters of The Wellness Community recently enjoyed all-star treatment and an unbeatable view of the WEBN/Cincinnati Bell Riverfest fireworks at the third Annual John Morrell All-Star Blast at the Ballpark, at Great American Ball Park. More than 350 guests mingled with former Reds infielder Ron Oester, toured behind-the-scenes areas of the stadium and the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame, enjoyed a roving magician and barbershop quartet along with a delicious dinner buffet in the FOX Sports Ohio Champions Club before viewing the fireworks from the upper deck of the ballpark. Under the leadership of co-chairs Craig Sumerel and Rick Setzer, and with the creativity and hard work of committee members Scott Bristow, Joe Desch, Max Meyers, Andrew Quinn, and Deborah Sutton, the annual fireworks benefit bash hit new heights this year, raising a record-setting $100,000 to support The Wellness Community (TWC).

The Wellness Community Executive Director Rick Bryan of Blue Ash thanks the crowd at the All-Star Blast at the Ballpark with Ron Oester, left, looking on. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

TWC is a non-profit cancer support agency that provides free and professionally led programs of emotional support, education, and hope for people with cancer, their loved ones and caregivers, and cancer survivors. The Wellness Community offers approximately 150 professionally led programs a month for people affected by cancer, all at no cost to the participants. Programs include cancer and caregiver support groups, stress management classes, and educational programs and are available at TWC locations in Blue Ash and Fort Wright, as well as offsite outreach locations in Bond Hill, Clifton, downtown, and Western Hills. For more information about any of TWC’s programs, visit, where a “virtual visit” video is available for viewing, or call 791-4060.

Matt Sheakley, of Indian Hill, left, Peter Saba, of Mount Lookout, Joe Desch of Hyde Park, and Scott Bristow, of Hyde Park, enjoy the All-Star Blast at the Great American Ballpark.

Peter Horton, of Anderson Township, Steven Lisco, of Anderson Township, and TWC Executive Director Rick Bryan, of Blue Ash, attend the All-Star Blast at the Great American Ballpark. THANKS TO

At the All-Star Blast are, seated, from left: Julie Zaring of Montgomery, Dianne Bohmer McGoron of Sycamore Township, Cindy South, Mike and Susan Gooch. Standing, from left, are Tim Zaring of Montgomery, Bruce McGoron of Sycamore Township and Wayne South. THANKS TO




Event co-chairs Craig Sumerel, left, of Indian Hill, and Rick Setzer, right, of Hyde Park, greet former TWC Board president Bill Krul (center) of Dayton at All-Star Blast at the Ballpark. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

From left, Rob and Candy Michel and Kyle Pohlman, of Anderson Township, enjoy the day at the All-Star Blast at the Great American Ballpark. THANKS TO JAMIE

Molli Monk of Montgomery, Steve Ziegler of Madeira and Molly Bomkamp of Madeira sit in the stands ready to watch the fireworks at the All-Star Blast at the Ballpark. THANKS TO



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Art Exhibits Multiplicity and Hang It Up, Noon-8 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Gallery One One presents group exhibition of art, design and craft based on notion of multiples. In conjunction with Multiplicity, gallery features Hang It Up, room devoted entirely to ornaments. Free. 321-0206; Oakley. Directions: An Exhibit of Paintings, Photography, Watercolors, Mixed Media Assemblages and Quilts, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gallery Salveo at the Health Foundation, 3805 Edwards Road, Suite 500, Works by Maureen Holub, David Rosenthal, John Humphries, Jenny Grote and Heather Jones. Through Feb. 1. 458-6600. Hyde Park. Holiday Show, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, 2715 Erie Ave., Works in various mediums and genres by Jonathan Queen, Ellen Diamond, Steve Smalzel, Vic Vicini, Stephen Bach, Lea Bradovich, Graceann Warn, Lynn Whipple, James O’Neil, Ned Evans, Scott Addis, Dale Lamson, Pam Folsom, Jeff League, Deborah Morrisey McGoff, Don Dahlke, Valerie Milovic, Erika Kohr, Eric Joyner and Amy Giust. Through Dec. 31. 871-4420; Hyde Park. Dixie Selden and Emma Mendenhall, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 3668 Erie Ave., Paintings and watercolors. Exhibit continues through Dec. 31. Through Dec. 31. 871-5604; Hyde Park. Gift of Art: Original Works for the Holidays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, Diverse group of artists and styles of artwork hand selected and beginning at $25. Through Jan. 14. 321-5200; O’Bryonville. Wildlife Artist John A. Ruthven and Maritime Artist John Stobart, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, Original paintings and prints by two of the most celebrated contemporary artists of our time. Free. Through Jan. 28. 791-7717; Fairfax.

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

On Stage - Theater The Santaland Diaries, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Performance Center, 3900 Eastern Ave., Recounts the daily humiliations and observations made by David Sedaris during his first New York job: Working as an elf in the midst of Macy’s Santaland. After intermission, True Theatre presents “trueCHRISTMAS,” featuring real people telling real stories about their own memorable holiday experiences. Intended for mature audiences only. $23, $18 ages 60 and up, $15 students. Presented by New Edgecliff Theatre. 888-588-0137; Columbia Tusculum.

Support Groups Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922; Hyde Park . Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m., Knox Presbyterian Church,

Nature Stories in the Stars, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Observatory Center, Adults only with some uncensored material. $10, $5 children. Registration required. 321-5186; Mount Lookout.

View new acquisitions of 19th and early 20th century paintings at the Eisele Gallery of Fine Art show, "Holiday Exhibition, New Acquisitions, Silent Auction and Small Trasures for Holiday Gifts." The gallery is at 5729 Dragon Way, Madisonville. Call 791-7717 or visit for more information. Pictured, this work by Jim Effler was the winner of the 2007 M. Hopple & Co. holiday card contest. THANKS TO JIM EFFLER

FRIDAY, DEC. 16 Art Exhibits Multiplicity and Hang It Up, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, Free. 321-0206; Oakley. Directions: An Exhibit of Paintings, Photography, Watercolors, Mixed Media Assemblages and Quilts, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gallery Salveo at the Health Foundation, 4586600. Hyde Park. Holiday Show, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, 871-4420; Hyde Park. Dixie Selden and Emma Mendenhall, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; Hyde Park. Gift of Art: Original Works for the Holidays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 3215200; O’Bryonville. Wildlife Artist John A. Ruthven and Maritime Artist John Stobart, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 7917717; Fairfax.

Music - Classic Rock The Bluebirds, 7-10 p.m., Bella Luna, 4632 Eastern Ave., 8715862; Linwood.

Nature Stories in the Stars, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place, Familyfriendly night. Lean heavenly myths from Dean Regas, local expert. A guided star gaze and viewing through the 1843 telescope will follow (weather permitting). $10, $5 children. Registration required. 321-5186; Mount Lookout.

On Stage - Theater Awaited: A Christmas Show, 7 p.m., Crossroads Church, 3500 Madison Ave., Awaited is an original Crossroads production utilizing all local (and largely volunteer) talent for everything from costume and set design to musical arrangements to dance. Show includes ten-piece band, 100-person adult choir, children’s choir, original dance performances and layered video projections. A nostalgic Main Street holiday experience for the whole family will begin an hour before the show. Free. Tickets required. Presented by Crossroads. 731-7400; Oakley. The Santaland Diaries, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Performance Center, $23, $18 ages 60 and up, $15 students. 888-588-0137; Columbia Tusculum.

Support Groups Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 921-1922; Hyde Park.

SATURDAY, DEC. 17 Art & Craft Classes Holiday Sculptural Glass Bead Making, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Learn to sculpt with hot glass on the torch. With Marcy Lamberson, visiting instructor and

artist. $150. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley. December Family Open House: Ornaments, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Celebrate holidays by making ornaments with your family. Bring parents, grandparents, siblings and children for introductory class and create fused glass ornaments. No experience necessary. Family friendly. $15. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.

Art Exhibits Multiplicity and Hang It Up, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, Free. 321-0206; Oakley. Holiday Show, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, 871-4420; Hyde Park. Dixie Selden and Emma Mendenhall, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; Hyde Park. Gift of Art: Original Works for the Holidays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 3215200; O’Bryonville. Wildlife Artist John A. Ruthven and Maritime Artist John Stobart, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 7917717; Fairfax.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:3010:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Holiday - Christmas Christmas Oratorio, 4 p.m. (Parts I, II and III) and 7:30 p.m. (Parts IV, V, and VI), Knox Presbyterian Church, 3400 Michigan Ave., Knox Choir, soloists and Chamber Orchestra perform work by Bach. Earl Rivers, conductor; Christina Haan, organist. Free, donations accepted. 321-2573; Hyde Park. Breakfast With Santa, 9 a.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Bronte Bistro. $14.95, $9.95 children. Reservations required. 396-8960. Norwood.

Literary - Libraries Bah Humbug, 1-3 p.m., Mariemont Branch Library, 3810 Pocahontas Ave., “A Christmas Carol” movie marathon. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4467; Mariemont.

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

Music - Classic Rock The Bluebirds, 6-10 p.m., Bella Luna, 871-5862; Linwood.

Music - DJ Matt Joy, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., The Stand, 3195 Linwood Ave., Free. 871-5006; Mount Lookout.

Music - Latin Tu Sabado Latino, 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Inner Circle, 4343 Kellogg Ave., El Nuevo

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Awaited: A Christmas Show, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Crossroads Church, Free. Tickets required. 731-7400; awaited. Oakley. The Santaland Diaries, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Performance Center, $23, $18 ages 60 and up, $15 students. 888-588-0137; Columbia Tusculum.

Make a Mess at the Manatee, 10-10:30 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Read picture book and create art project based on book. With Miss Kelli. Ages 2-4. $5. Reservations required. 731-2665; Oakley.

Runs/Walks 3400 Michigan Ave., Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Hyde Park.


Noel 5K Run/Walk, 10 a.m., Lunken Airport Playfield, 4744 Playfield Lane, Registration begins 8:30 a.m. T-shirts available. includes access to Carl and Edyth Lindner Family Tennis Center for pre-race and postrace activities. Rain, snow or shine. Benefits Ruth Lyons Children’s Fund. $12, $10 advance. Registration required. Presented by Moeller Knights of Columbus. 321-6500; Linwood.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Room 205. Book discussion group. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 583-1248. Hyde Park.

SUNDAY, DEC. 18 Art Exhibits Holiday Show, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Miller Gallery, 871-4420; Hyde Park.

Music - Religious Winter Solstice Concert, 3-4 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 2944 Erie Ave., Variety of Celtic music for holiday season by Clark and Jones Trio. Free. 321-6700. Hyde Park.

On Stage - Children’s Theater Pipsqueak Theater’s Mad Hatter Tea with Santa, 11 a.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Children’s adventure starring the Mad Hatter Magician. $5. Presented by Pipsqueak Theater. 520-9500; Oakley.

On Stage - Theater Awaited: A Christmas Show, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Crossroads Church, Free. Tickets required. 731-7400; awaited. Oakley.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., United Church of Christ in Oakley, 4100 Taylor Ave., Twelve-step group. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. Through Dec. 28. 231-0733. Oakley.

MONDAY, DEC. 19 Art & Craft Classes Holiday Make and Bake: Snowflake Plates, 5-7 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Design and create an original 6-inch fused glass plate. No experience necessary. $40. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.

Art Exhibits Multiplicity and Hang It Up, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, Free. 321-0206; Oakley. Directions: An Exhibit of Paintings, Photography, Watercolors, Mixed Media Assemblages and Quilts, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gallery Salveo at the Health Foundation, 4586600. Hyde Park. Dixie Selden and Emma Mendenhall, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; Hyde Park. Wildlife Artist John A. Ruthven and Maritime Artist John Stobart, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele

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

Nature Winter Warriors Extended Winter Break Camp, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., California Woods Nature Preserve, 5400 Kellogg Ave., Daily through Dec. 23. Indoor and outdoor activities such as hiking, games, crafts and more. $125 full day, $75 part day. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 231-8679; California.

On Stage - Theater Awaited: A Christmas Show, 7 p.m., Crossroads Church, Free. Tickets required. 731-7400; Oakley.

Support Groups Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 921-1922; Hyde Park.

TUESDAY, DEC. 20 Art Exhibits Multiplicity and Hang It Up, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, Free. 321-0206; Oakley. Directions: An Exhibit of Paintings, Photography, Watercolors, Mixed Media Assemblages and Quilts, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gallery Salveo at the Health Foundation, 4586600. Hyde Park. Holiday Show, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, 871-4420; Hyde Park. Dixie Selden and Emma Mendenhall, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; Hyde Park. Gift of Art: Original Works for the Holidays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 3215200; O’Bryonville. Wildlife Artist John A. Ruthven and Maritime Artist John Stobart, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 7917717; Fairfax.

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Dixie Selden and Emma Mendenhall, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604; Hyde Park. Gift of Art: Original Works for the Holidays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 3215200; O’Bryonville. Wildlife Artist John A. Ruthven and Maritime Artist John Stobart, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 7917717; Fairfax.

Education Anderson Township History Room, 1-4 p.m., Anderson Center, Free. 688-8400. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Boot Camp, 5:30-6:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, $199 unlimited month. Registration required. 527-4000. Fairfax. Yoga Essentials, 6:15-7:15 p.m., Fitness For Function, 8298 Clough Pike, Suite 8, Safe and effective approach to relieve muscle tension, increase flexibility and build strength. With Lisa Rizzo. $10. 233-3484; Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Screenings, 9 a.m.noon, New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave., For accurate blood sugar reading, do not eat after midnight. Free. Presented by Superior Care Plus. 231-1060. Anderson Township.

Holiday - Christmas Animated Nativity Display, 6-9 p.m., Comboni Mission Center, Free, canned good donations accepted. 474-4997. Anderson Township.

Holiday - Trees Moeller Knights of Columbus Hall Christmas Tree sale, 4-8 p.m., Moeller Knights of Columbus Hall, $50-$100. 232-8337; Anderson Township.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Million’s Cafe, 3212 Linwood Ave., With DJ Konnann. 871-9633. Mount Lookout.

Literary - Story Times Story Time, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Ms. Gail leads story time on LaPage Stage. Free. 731-2665; Oakley.

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

Super-Massive, 10 p.m., Stanley’s Pub, 323 Stanley Ave., Reggae. $5 after 10 p.m.; $3 before 10 p.m. 871-6249. Columbia Tusculum.

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Awaited: A Christmas Show, 7 p.m., Crossroads Church, Free. Tickets required. 731-7400; Oakley.

2012 Hoax: The Real Story, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place, Light-hearted scientific program delves into Mayan calendar to help sort facts from fiction. View starts through historic telescopes, weather permitting. $10, $5 children. 321-5186; Mount Lookout.

Support Groups Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 921-1922; Hyde Park.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21 Art Exhibits Multiplicity and Hang It Up, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, Free. 321-0206; Oakley. Directions: An Exhibit of Paintings, Photography, Watercolors, Mixed Media Assemblages and Quilts, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gallery Salveo at the Health Foundation, 4586600. Hyde Park. Holiday Show, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, 871-4420; Hyde Park.

On Stage - Theater Awaited: A Christmas Show, 7 p.m., Crossroads Church, Free. Tickets required. 731-7400; Oakley.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7:30-8:30 p.m., United Church of Christ in Oakley, Donations accepted. 231-0733. Oakley. Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 8101 Beechmont Ave., Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Anderson Township.



Easy homemade rolls for holiday dinners I know baking yeast rolls can be intimidating, and that’s why I’m sharing this special recipe with you today for the holidays. The instructions are detailed enough that even a novice baker will have success. I always bless anything I get my hands into, including dough, by making an indentation of a cross in the center before it rises. That’s to thank the Lord for my abundant blessings – and it’s good insurance that the rolls will turn out well, too!

Homemade buttery crescent rolls

During my catering days with friend Bert Villing, these rolls were a staple in our repertoire. Guests always wanted the recipe, but we never shared it, until now. ⁄3 cup sugar 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup milk or half & half, scalded ½ cup very warm water, between 105 and 110 degrees (about as warm as a baby’s bottle) 1 envelope dry yeast 1 large egg, lightly beaten 4 cups all-purpose flour For brushing on rolls before they go into oven: Melted butter 1

Place sugar, butter and salt in mixing bowl. Stir yeast into water with a pinch of sugar to feed it. Set aside. In a couple of minutes, it will get foamy. Pour scalded milk over sugar mixture. Cool until lukewarm. Add yeast mixture and egg to milk mixture. Beat to combine

ingredients – batter may be a bit lumpy but that’s OK. Add 2 cups flour and mix on medium Rita speed until Heikenfeld smooth. RITA’S KITCHEN Pour 1½ cups flour in and mix well. Gradually add remaining ½ cup flour and mix until dough wraps around beater, leaving sides of bowl. Bless dough. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour, in warm place. Punch dough down. Let rest 5 minutes to allow gluten to relax. Divide into two balls. Roll each ball into a 10-12” circle. Cut circle into halves, then into fourths, then into eighths, then into 12 triangles. Roll each triangle from the wide end and curve into crescent shape. Lay, seam side down, on parchment lined or sprayed cookie sheets. Brush with melted butter. Cover and let rise again until doubled, about 35-45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minute or so. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter. Makes 24 rolls and freezes well.

Maryanne Stauback’s potato pancakes, Perkins style For Nick, who misplaced this recipe. “I want to make them for Hanukkah. They’re a family favorite.” Maryanne developed this recipe with her

dad. Reheat leftovers in oven or microwave. 3 eggs, separated 3 pounds red potatoes, unpeeled 1 pound onions or less, to taste 1¾ cups flour 3 teaspoons salt or less to taste 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup skim milk 3 tablespoons canola oil

Whip egg whites and set aside. In food processor with grating blade, grate potatoes and onions. Pour into bowl. Using the chopping blade, blend egg yolks, milk and oil. Add potatoes and onions and pulse until chopped coarsely. Whisk dry ingredients and add to egg mixture. Pulse until blended. Batter

should be slightly lumpy. Pour into bowl and fold in whipped eggs. Heat griddle and add oil. Fry like pancakes over medium heat. Keep warm in oven until ready to serve. Makes 9-12 servings.

Easy fruitcake

This recipe is almost 30 years old and much easier to make than traditional fruitcake. Vary dried fruit to suit yourself. 1 pound diced candied mixed fruits 8 oz. candied cherries, halved or cut

8 oz. candied pineapple, cut up 1½ cups chopped nuts ½ cup each dried cranberries and raisins ½ cup flour1 package Duncan Hines Deluxe II moist spice cake mix 1 four serving size vanilla instant pudding ½ cup canola oil 3 large eggs ¼ cup water

ingredients. Stir in fruit mixture. Batter will be very stiff. Spread in pans and bake 1½ hours or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans. Wrap, store at room temperature. Glaze: Optional but good. Brush on warm cake: 1/4 cup clear corn syrup mixed with a couple generous tablespoons rum.

Preheat oven to 300. Spray two loaf pans, line with waxed paper or foil and spray again. Mix fruits and nuts with flour. Set aside. Beat together rest of

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Charity looking for 125 sponsors Calls for assistance to St. Vincent de Paul are at an all-time-high with many coming from families needing help for the first time. In addition to providing basic necessities, volunteers at St. Vincent de Paul are working hard to bring joy to families in need this Christmas, but needs help. SVDP is asking families, churches, businesses and other organizations to consider giving the gift of hope this Christmas by sponsoring a family through the adopt-a-family program. Here are examples of the Christmas gifts local

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Charlene Erler, chairwoman of the board of Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky, escorts Dr. Phil Lichtenstein to the podium to receive the Charlene Erler Legacy Award. THANKS TO VICKIE DANIELS

Barb Lichtenstein and Dr. Phil Lichtenstein of Columbia Tusculum, winners of the Charlene Erler Legacy Award, celebrate with with Nancy Barone, member of the Community Foundation board's executive committee, and founder of the Advocacy Center. THANKS TO VICKIE DANIELS

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ing hundreds of Northern Kentucky abused children each year.” Those who attended the gala also enjoyed a gourmet dinner, danced to the music of the Chuck Taylors and bid on 140 silent auction items. Other special features

put the needs of families and children first.” Barbara Lichtenstein designed the center’s new building, which opened in 2009. Said Barone, “Barb constantly asked two questions: ‘What will make the children feel the most comfortable and at ease?’

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of the evening included a costume contest, a grand raffle with a $10,000 shopping spree at Furniture Fair as the top prize and much more. Students from several area schools designed and created pinwheels for a live auction.

Urban Active to host holiday toy drive for kids Urban Active continues its humanitarian efforts this holiday season by conducting its fourth annual holiday toy drive through Dec. 22. Urban Active is partnering with the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to provide gifts to needy children and their families just in

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Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church has a reputation for bringing world-class musicians to the Queen City with its annual Organ Concert Series. This year marks the eighth season. The concert series will continue Jan. 29 with Canadian-born organist Michael Unger, who is completing doctoral studies at the Eastman School of Music. The final concert of the season will be April 22, featuring Douglas Cleveland, organ professor at the University of Washington and director of music at Plymouth Church in Seattle. All concerts begin promptly at 4 p.m. with doors opening no later than 3 p.m. The series has attracted standing room only audiences. The concerts are free and open to the public. There is a reception following each concert to meet the artist. There is a reception following each concert to meet the artist. The church is offering weekly adult Sunday school classes and monthly mid-week contemplative services and labyrinth


The Knox Music Series, a community outreach program of Hyde Park’s Knox Presbyterian Church, Michigan and Observatory Avenues, presents J.S. Bach's masterwork, the Christmas Oratorio (complete), at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. Parts I, II, and III, and at 7:30 pm. Parts IV, V and VI. A catered holiday dinner in the Knox Commons between the concerts is available for $25 by reservation only; dinner reservations confirm reserved seating for either the 4 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. concerts, or both. Featured are the 60-voice Knox Choir, Knox Soloists, and Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Earl Rivers, Knox Director of Music. Featured Knox Soloists include Will Compton and Cameo Humes, tenors,

sharing the Evangelist role and arias, and aria soloists Alison Scherzer, Samantha Stein, and Debra Van Engen, sopranos, Theresa Merrill, mezzo-soprano, Jonathan Stinson, baritone, and Claude Cassion, bass-baritone. Admission to the concerts is free; additional information is available on the church website. The Christmas Oratorio and Part I of Messiah represent the most splendid musical offerings for the Christmas season from the Baroque period’s two most important composers – J.S. Bach and G.F. Handel. Composed for the Christmas/Epiphany season of 1734-35 for the congregations of Leipzig, Bach's Christmas Oratorio presents the account of the birth of Jesus, the journey of the Shepherds, the christening of the Child, the story of the Wise Men from the Orient, and the flight of the Holy Family to Egypt as told in the gospels of St. Luke and St. Matthew. Additional poetic texts amplify the presentation in choruses of praise, arias expressing a personal sense of joy and contemplation, and intermittent settings of chorale tunes representing the exuber-

ance and wonder of humanity. A full Baroque chamber orchestra of pairs of flutes, oboes, and French horns, and trumpets, timpani, strings, organ, and harpsichord add a rich coloring to the work. Originally the Christmas Oratorio was presented in Leipzig as a series of six cantatas over six days during the two-week period of the Christmas/Epiphany season. The Knox Music Series of Knox Presbyterian Church gave the first documented complete performance in Cincinnati of Bach's Christmas Oratorio in 1985, the 300th anniversary year of the birth of J.S. Bach, with Parts I, II, and III on Jan. 6, 1985, and Parts IV, V, and VI on Jan. 13, 1985. Knox repeated a complete performance of the Christmas Oratorio on Dec. 13, 1992, and in several seasons has offered programs featuring Parts I, II and III, or Parts IV, V and VI. 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.




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.

Knox Presbyterian Church

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2021 Sutton Ave 231-4445

Sunday Services

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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

ROMAN CATHOLIC ST. GERTRUDE PARISH Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-8020 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


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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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Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church

The church’s Chancel Choir will perform Handel’s “Messiah” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, in the sanctuary. On Christmas Eve, there will be four candlelight services: 5 p.m.

Worship: 9:30-10:30 Fellowship: 10:30-10:45 Sunday School: 10:45-11:30 Pastor: Rev. William E. Groff

Emily Daley, the Coordinator of Religious Education at Our Lord Christ the King Church, is presented the Operation Rice Bowl Challenge Grant by Jeff Davis, middle and Dan Kutolbena, both from the Archdiocesan Catholic Relief Services Committee. THANKS TO ALISA FISHER

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

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Operation Rice Bowl is an annual tradition for many Catholic schools and parishes. So when Emily Daley, the Coordinator of Religious Education at Our Lord Christ the King Church, set out to make the experience more meaningful for Cardinal Pacelli and CCD students, she knew it

8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "The Original Christmas CD: Simeon’s Song of Hope" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am

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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

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am

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


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The congregation is coordinating an Adopt-A-Family Program for Northeast Emergency Distribution Services. Donations include new items for all family members and food items. The women’s Wheel of Friendship group is sponsoring a Mitten Tree. The congregation will trim the tree with hats, mittens, socks, scarves and small hand toys for children at The Lord’s Rose Garden. Women’s Bible Study gathers Wednesdays from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288,

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will be family-oriented; 7 p.m. will be contemporary; 9 p.m. will be traditional; and the 11 p.m. service will be traditional in the intimate Old Chapel. On Christmas Day, come as you are for one warm and cozy service at 10:45 a.m. in the Atrium. Refreshments will follow. All are welcome. The church is at 5125 Drake Road; 561-4220;

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Sunday 9:30 &11:00 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Harrigan announce the engagement of their daughter, Jesse Harrigan, to Jack Klass, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Klass of Ottawa, Ohio. Jesse will graduate in May 2012 with a dual degree in Math and Education and hopes to teach High School Math. Jack graduates with a Mechanical Engineering Technology degree and will work for Grob Sytems in Bluffton, Ohio. The couple met at the University of Dayton, and were both members of UD’s Waterski Team. A September wedding is planned.

had to involve more than just placing loose change into the Rice Bowl collection box. Daley’s innovation was rewarded recently when she received the Operation Rice Bowl Challenge Grant from the Catholic Social Action office at the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The $750 award acknowledges both the success of her Operation Rice Bowl campaign and the church’s ongoing commitment to social justice through support of programs like the Drop Inn Center and the Society of St.Vincent de Paul.Daley’s Rice Bowl activities were designed to involve many different parish groups. With the theme “Dignity In All God’s People,” students and parishioners learned about Operation Rice Bowl and the people it serves while taking an opportunity to share in a Rice Bowl dinner or snack. “Eating a simple meal of rice in solidarity reminds us that many people have little more than very basic staple foods to eat on a regular basis,” said Daley. Students were also were encouraged to “feast,” rather than to “fast.” Families “feasted” on the dignity of others by focusing on good manners and treating all people with respect. Students caught “feasting” were given coins to place in their classroom “Feast Jar” by teachers, and at home their parents gave them coins for their Operation Rice Bowl collection box. .Daley said Christ the King will use the grant money to support its ongoing work at the Drop Inn Center.



Fall fundraiser nets $54,000 More than 250 people recently participated in the Lighthouse annual fall event at the home of Macy Kirkland in Indian Hill. “Fall into Living More Beautifully” raised more than $54,000 for the residential programs of Lighthouse Youth Services. Sponsored by Mady Gordon, Rhonda Sheakley, the George & Amy Joseph Fund of the Farmer Family Foundation, Lisa Levine and MorganStanley SmithBarney/Albach, Wells & Dauer Group, the event serves as one of Lighthouse's annual fund-

raising events. The afternoon luncheon featured some of Cincinnati’s finest boutiques and grazing by some of Cincinnati’s premier restaurants and caterers. Mady Gordon, Fall Event chair, together with a committee of 45 women, planned the afternoon event. Lighthouse Youth Services started more than 42 years ago as a single group home for girls. Today, Lighthouse serves more than 5,000 children, youth and families in need annually.

Mary Ann Adrick, of Madeira, Fran Unger, of Glendale, and Alberta Schneider, of Hyde Park, enjoy some refreshments at the fall event benefiting Lighthouse Youth Services. THANKS TO JIM MOHRFIELD

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POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations Anton M. Ceaser, born 1979, criminal damaging or endangering, 3295 Erie Ave., Nov. 17. Amber Mack, born 1989, possession of drugs, 6400 Madison Road, Nov. 18. Jonathan McGowan, born 1990, possession of drugs, 4000 Leesburg Lane, Nov. 18. Kiera Ruffin, born 1992, possession of drug paraphernalia, 4000 Leesburg Lane, Nov. 18. Angela Hughley, born 1967, disorderly conduct, 2610 Victory Pkwy., Nov. 19. Arthur West, born 1967, disorderly conduct, 2610 Victory Pkwy., Nov. 19. Austin Tony Railey, born 1975, assault, 3295 Erie Ave., Nov. 21. Benjamin D. Bostrom, born 1978, burglary, 5695 Marmion Lane, Nov. 21. Joseph S. Spaeth, born 1992, felonious assault, 3295 Erie Ave., Nov. 21. Larrie Dubose, born 1986, domestic violence, Nov. 21. Stanley Ruff, born 1966, attempted theft under $300, obstructing official business, theft under $300, 3545 Edwards Road, Nov. 21. Alonzo Whiter, born 1969, theft under $300, 2719 Madison Road, Nov. 23. Gregory L. Hinkston, born 1976, domestic violence, Nov. 23. Brandon Glass, born 1981, assault, 1506 Lincoln Ave., criminal damaging or en-

dangering, Nov. 24. Maurice Steele, born 1986, theft under $300, 4825 Marburg Ave., Nov. 24. Anthony Wilhite, born 1986, drug abuse, trafficking, 5800 Chandler St., Nov. 25. Michael Brown, born 1991, carrying concealed weapons, misdemeanor drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, 2801 Woodburn Ave., Nov. 25. Michael Callahan, born 1989, theft under $300, 3872 Paxton Ave., Nov. 25. Craig A. Atkins, born 1978, criminal trespassing, 2800 Madison Road, Nov. 26. Douglas C. Brown, born 1989, criminal trespassing, theft under $300, 3224 Disney St., Nov. 26. Jack Sheppard, born 1983, criminal trespassing, theft under $300, 3224 Disney St., Nov. 26. Megan R. Lane, born 1985, criminal trespassing, theft under $300, 3225 Disney St., Nov. 26. Philip Listermann, born 1981, criminal trespassing, theft under $300, 3224 Disney St., Nov. 26. Robert A. Johnson, born 1970, domestic violence, Nov. 26. Walter Brown, born 1988, criminal trespassing, theft under $300, 3224 Disney St., Nov. 26. Terry E. Stanford, born 1966, assault, criminal damaging or endangering, 4711 Osgood St., Nov. 27. Cheryl A. Mace, born 1972, misuse of a credit card, receiving a stolen motor vehicle,

robbery, 3332 Alamo Ave., Nov. 28. Jamie K. Moses, born 1966, robbery, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, 3332 Alamo Ave., Nov. 28.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing 6201 Roe St., Nov. 19. Assault 4856 Ward St., Nov. 20. 735 Delta Ave., Nov. 20. 1222 William Howard Taft Road, Nov. 21. 1000 Delta Ave., Nov. 21. 3328 Cardiff Ave., Nov. 21. Breaking and entering 4025 Taylor Ave., Nov. 18. 4786 Red Bank Expressway, Nov. 21. 5327 Ward St., Nov. 21. 3722 Hyde Park Ave., Nov. 21. 2773 Minot Ave., Nov. 21. 2940 Highland Drive, Nov. 21. 3623 Herschel Ave., Nov. 22. Burglary 2560 Handasyde Ave., Nov. 20. 5711 Bramble Ave., Nov. 20. 3730 Hyde Park Ave., Nov. 21. 5724 Carothers St., Nov. 22. 3550 Edgeview Drive, Nov. 22. 4804 Whetsel Ave., Nov. 23. Criminal damaging/endangering 2727 Woodburn Ave., Nov. 19. Domestic violence Reported on Dunning Place, Nov. 21. Reported on Paxton Avenue, Nov. 21. Felonious assault 1222 William Howard Taft Road, Nov. 21. Menacing 6415 Madison Road, Nov. 20. Robbery 4003 Eastern Ave., Nov. 19.

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ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Cincinnati, Capt. Paul Broxterman, 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. Theft 3601 Columbia Pkwy., Nov. 18. 5426 Whetsel Ave., Nov. 18. 3195 Linwood Ave., Nov. 18. 3751 Eastern Hills Lane, Nov. 18. 3434 Sherel Circle, Nov. 18. 3411 S. Club Crest Ave., Nov. 18. 4825 Marburg Ave., Nov. 18. 4825 Marburg Ave., Nov. 19. 20 Grandin Lane, Nov. 20. 3429 Zumstein Ave., Nov. 20. 3444 Brotherton Road, Nov. 20. 4825 Marburg Ave., Nov. 20. 4120 Airport Road, Nov. 21. 488 Stanley Ave., Nov. 21. 467 Missouri Ave., Nov. 22. 4115 Maple Drive, Nov. 22.

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Richard Speakman, 29, 5638 Murray Ave., disorderly conduct at 4208 Plainville, Nov. 12. Tequia McDonald, 35, 2880 Harrison Ave., theft, aggravated menacing at 3400 Highland Ave., Nov. 13. Matthew Browne, 28, 6611 Kennedy Ave., domestic violence, resisting arrest at 5300 Ridge, Nov. 8. Johanee Asberry, 18, 7440 Fairpark Ave., theft at 3240 Highland Ave., Nov. 21.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging Door frame damaged at 5474 Hill and Date Drive, Nov. 16. Drug abuse instruments Reported at 5301 Ridge Road, Nov. 16. Theft Catalytic converter removed at 2230 Highland Ave., Nov. 10.

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Arrests/citations David Goebel, 46, 3985 Watterson, criminal trespass, cocaine possession, Oct. 15. Timothy Bray, 46, 531 Dot St., drug abuse, Oct. 20. Robert Baston, 56, 6743 Edenton Pleasant Plain, drug abuse, Nov. 14.



Incidents/investigations Aggravated burglary At 3872 Belmont Ave., Oct. 20. Robbery Offense committed at gunpoint at 3810 Pocahontas, Nov. 18. Theft Clothing taken; $396 at 6810 Wooster, Oct. 19. GPS unit taken from vehicle; $150 at 3931 Beech St., Oct. 19. Tools taken; $500 at 6958 Murray, Oct. 19. Wallet taken from vehicle; $200 cash at 6733 Murray Ave., Nov. 21.

TERRACE PARK Arrests/citations Mark Blalock, 45, 904 Mohawk Trail, drug paraphernalia, Oct. 13.


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Found Aluminum scooter found near bike trail, Nov. 14. Breaking and entering Entry made into vehicle at 317 Oxford, Nov. 6. Criminal trespass Trespassing in garage at 915 Elm, Nov. 11.



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Jesse Sunday, 27, 3829 Belmont Ave., inciting to violence, drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Oct. 10. Atrin J. Strong, 34, 3503 W. Ohio No. 22, failure to reinstate, Oct. 11. Michael Sherbert, 39, 311 Walnut St., contempt of court, Oct. 12. Randall Burns, 48, 2000 Western Northern Blvd., theft, Oct. 12. Marvin Lovette, 24, 714 Wade St., contempt of court, Oct. 13. Brandi J. Dunn, 32, 4439 Station Ave., driving under suspension, Oct. 10. Eric Overbey, 25, 716 S. Congress No. 13, drug abuse, Oct. 14. Timothy Townsend, 43, 4424 Decoursey Ave., complicity, Oct. 14. Stefana Price, 25, 4900 Roanoke St., driving under suspension, Oct. 15. Timothy R. Brown, 52, 6921 Shiloh Road, open container, Nov. 4. James Lang, 24, 5025 Barrow, disorderly conduct while intoxicated, Nov. 7. Joshua Turner, 27, 36 Scott St., theft, criminal tools, Nov. 9.

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Kegs valued at $60 removed at 3340 Highland Ave., Nov. 12. Medication of unknown value removed at 5300 Kennedy Ave., Nov. 18. Laptop valued at $300 removed at 7605 Wooster Pike, Nov. 17.

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