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Forest Hills re-hires principal By Forrest Sellers firstname.lastname@example.org
ANDERSON TOWNSHIP — The Forest Hills Board of Education recently approved re-hiring Turpin High School Principal Peggy Johnson. Johnson retired at the end of the school year after serving as principal at Turpin for 10 years and as an assistant principal at the school for one year. The school board approved a new contract during its recent meeting. According to the contract, Johnson will have an annual salary of $105,000. The contract will
start Aug. 1 and extend through July 31, 2014. According to Tammy Carnahan, director of human resources for the district, Johnson’s previ- Johnson ous annual salary was $120,364. Addressing the re-hiring, board member Randy Smith said he considered the term “doubledipping” inappropriate in this situation. “This is a cost savings,” he said. “It’s doing the right thing for students, employees and tax-
payers.” Although the retire-rehire practice, which critics refer to as “double-dipping,” is legal and is not uncommon among educators, Smith it is sometimes criticized because the individual collects retirement benefits as well as an annual salary. “We don’t control the retirement system locally,” said Smith. “As long as the retirement system is set up the way it is, it would be irresponsible not to take advantage of this opportunity.”
Johnson said she has had “requests” from other school district officials to work for them, but wanted to continue the work she is involved with at Turpin High School. Superintendent Dallas Jackson said the district needed to consider the possibility Johnson could have potentially gone to work in another district after retiring. During the public commentary portion of the meeting no one spoke about Johnson’s re-hiring. “Ultimately it saves the district and taxpayers over $15,000 with the salary and different
benefits,” said Forest Heis, president of the school board. “It keeps a valued employee in our district.” The school board also approved the transfer of Diana Carter from the position of principal at Anderson High School to the newly created position of district programs administrator. In this position, Carter will help the district transition to new federal content standards in mathematics, English language arts, science and social studies. Carnahan said Carter’s current contract, which is through July 2013, would not change. Carter’s annual salary is $120,364.
Anderson Twp. reconsiders block grant program By Lisa Wakeland email@example.com
AT&T has expressed interest in installing its own communication equipment on the cellular phone tower at Beech Acres Park, but would need to expand the brick wall to add its equipment. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Carrier wants to join cell tower in park By Lisa Wakeland
ANDERSON TWP. — AT&T wants to install its own communication equipment on the cellular phone tower at Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road. Currently, T-Mobile is the only provider with a lease on the tower, but it can hold at least three service carriers and possibly as many as five, said Anderson Township Park District Executive Director Ken Kushn-
“We’ve had many people inquire about (joining) the tower, but AT&T is the first to submit actual paperwork,” he said. “They want to join but they need more space to put cabinetry in at the base of (the tower).” The cellular phone tower was built in 2006 and is on the eastern edge of Beech Acres Park, near the rear of Parkside Christian Church. It’s surrounded by an 8-foot-tall brick wall, which hides much of the wiring and
equipment. If AT&T joins the cellular phone tower the company needs to expand the surrounding walls to install its equipment. Kushner said the expansion would go toward the woods and not toward the trails and baseball diamonds. “They’d modify the brick walls to put (in the equipment) ... and it’d become a little bigger but doesn’t change what’s al-
After nearly two years in the courts, an Anderson Township zoning violations lawsuit may be near a settlement. Full story, A2
Anderson Township could be the home of six new pickleball courts next year. Full story, A3
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Anderson Township officials are debating whether or not to rejoin the Community Development Block Grant program. Last year the trustees opted out of the program, which allows communities to apply for grants in exchange for giving the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority the option to build additional public housing in the area. Anderson Township has received $667,250 from this program since 1997. This year, however, township officials recommended opting back into the Community Development Block Grant program after learning some residents are no longer eligible for programs funded by this grant because of Anderson Township’s lack of participation, Assistant Administrator Steve Sievers said at the June 7 interim meeting. Though there were previous ties between the grant program and public housing, Sievers said the cooperation agreement between the Hamilton County commissioners and Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority signed in January allows Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority to expand public housing in any of the 36 municipalities and 12 townships. If the trustees adopt the resolution Sievers said township residents would be eligible for pro-
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RESOLUTION ADOPTED The Anderson Township Board of Trustees approved the resolution to rejoin the community development block grant program at the June 21 meeting, effective in March 2013. Trustee Russ Jackson said this program had been a form of coercion to allow public housing in the community, but now that the tie to public housing has been cleared “there is no question this will benefit our taxpayers.”
grams such as the sewer and water tap program, foreclosure prevention counseling, People Working Cooperatively’s housing repair program, demolition grants and the tenant-based assistance program. Rejoining the program would not allow Anderson to apply for grant funding for township projects for the remainder of the two-year grant cycle, he said. There was some confusion about whether or not opting back into the Community Development Block Grant would still open Anderson Township up to more public housing despite the trustees’ objections last summer. Trustee Russ Jackson said he wanted more assurance that there is no tie between the grant See GRANT, Page A2
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Anderson Twp., landscape company closer to settlement By Lisa Wakeland firstname.lastname@example.org
After nearly two years in the courts, Anderson Township and Evans Landscaping could finally reach an agreement on a zoning violations lawsuit. A status report filed in
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An Anderson Township man will serve four years in prison for raping two boys over eight years. Richard Tomkins, 70, pleaded guilty to eight counts of rape, six counts of unlawful sexual conduct with minors and five counts of having child por-
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nography on his computer. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Melba Marsh recently sentenced him to four years in prison. For the first time in her career Marsh let the victims decide their abusers sentence. Tomkins, who lives on Turnkey Court, originally pleaded not guilty to all charges, but later changed his plea after a chance encounter with one of the victims. While Tomkins was in the Hamilton County Justice Center on the rape charges he saw one of his victims, himself in jail on minor charges. While in jail the victim confronted Tomkins about the years of abuse. Tomkins admitted his crimes to his victim and begged for forgiveness. Tomkins admitted he raped and abused two boys
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attorney Gary Powell said they are working on what uses will be allowed at the Round Bottom Road property and how those uses can be situated on the site. Neighbors will notified of the changes, but these issues need to be resolved before the trustees consider the consent decree and it is made available for public review, Powell said. He said they’re trying to have the consent decree draft ready for the July 19 public meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. in the Anderson Center.
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mid-May indicates the two parties have been hashing out a settlement for the alleged non-conforming use of Evans’ Round Bottom Road property. In the initial complaint filed in October 2010, Anderson Township claimed Evans Landscaping had been recycling construction debris at its 4229 Round Bottom Road facility, previously an illegal use under the township’s zoning resolution. Attorneys for Evans Landscaping claimed it was a legal, nonconforming use and denied the other allegations. The township also alleged other zoning and fire code violations against Evans Landscaping and its affiliated companies at three other properties – 8485 and 8361 Broadwell Road and 4455 Mt. Carmel Road. Attorneys for the company have denied those allegations. The consent decree would establish allowable uses for the property at 4229 Round Bottom Road and clarify site-specific is-
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beginning in 2000 when they were 8 years old, and the more than 60 incidents took place Tomkins at Tomkins’ home and the swim club where he was a maintenance man. Court documents list the address of the offenses at 1860 Eight Mile Road, the same address as the Forest Hills Swim Club. Tomkins will get credit for the 95 days served and be placed on probation for five years , according to court documents. He also must register as a sex offender, attend counseling and treatment for sex offenders and report his address for 25 years.
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and public housing coming to Anderson Township before adopting the resolution to rejoin the program. There is no language about the lack of connection to public housing in the resolution presented June 7 because Township Administrator Vicky Earhart said that was not in the county’s cooperation agreement with the housing authority. A letter from a county employee said the housing authority had indicated that their intention was to only locate in communities where they are welcome, and Earhart said township staff was not comfortable referring to that letter in the resolution. Jackson said the township didn’t want to participate in the public housing agreement, and despite the county entering the cooperation agreement he wanted to ensure the township’s resolution did not hint at any agreement between Anderson and Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority.
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Pickleball club wants to build six new courts By Lisa Wakeland
Plex during the winter. McCalmont said they may break ground for the court – a 60-by-190-feet area for six regulation-size courts – this summer or fall and build the courts next spring. Contact the club, email@example.com, to learn more about pickleball, plans for the courts or for donation information.
Fred Tilton, right, returns a serve while his partner Mike McCalmont gets ready to head to the pickle line for the volley during a 2010 pickleball game at Beech Acres RecPlex in Anderson Township. The club has nearly 50 members and is trying to raise money to build proper courts at Clear Creek Park. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS said. The Park District would help clear and grade the site, but doesn’t have the money to pay for the asphalt, gravel and fencing needed to build the six courts, Executive Director Ken Kushner said at a recent meeting. “We would be pioneers for the area if they could get the courts here,” he said. “They want to get it started and see how far we could get.” The Anderson Pickleball Club is trying to raise money to build the courts and McCalmont said they’ll likely approach local businesses to help with materials. “We have a long way to go, but I’d love to see us have six courts,” he said. “This is the old ‘Field of Dreams’ thing – if you build it, they will come –
and if the township and parks see we’re drawing a lot of people we might be able to add more courts in the future.” Once the courts are built, Kushner said the Park District would operate those courts similar to how it runs its other facilities. It would also maintain the pickleball courts. McCalmont said he hopes the new courts would encourage younger people to try the sport, and the club would also conduct clinics to teach people how to play. The club would play for fun, but could also host tournaments in the future. The Anderson Pickleball Club plays regularly at the Beechmont Racquet Club and at the Turpin High School tennis courts when the weather is nice. They move to the Mercy Health-
Anderson Township is conducting a photo contest for its annual Independence Day parade. Hard-copy entries of photos from the parade are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 10. The winner will receive a $50 Kroger gift card and have the photo displayed as a poster at Greater Anderson Days July 27-29. Photos can be dropped off at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Entries will not be returned and must include a
The Anderson Township Board of Trustees will conduct its regularly scheduled interim workshop meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 5. Though meetings are primarily intended for discussions with staff, the trustees could make some decisions. The meeting is at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road.
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Anderson Township could be the home of six new pickleball courts next year. The sport – a combination of badminton, PingPong and tennis – is growing in popularity across the country and this area is no exception. In two years, the Anderson Pickleball Club has grown to nearly 50 members who gather weekly to play on area tennis or racquetball courts. Mike McCalmont, who helps run the local club, said they’ve talked about building courts in the township and recently approached the Anderson Township Park District to see if it was possible. The Park District was supportive and figured out the perfect spot – the former Anderson Township Driving Range next to Clear Creek Park on state Route 32. “Having Cincinnati, and Anderson Township in particular, as the place to play pickleball would be incredible,” McCalmont said about the possibility of building the courts. “It would be a regional draw and there are several pockets of clubs … in the greater Tristate area.” While the park can flood each spring, the court location sits a little higher than other land and would likely be protected, McCalmont
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» Anthony Carlisle has been named to the dean's list at the University of Cincinnati in its civil and environmental engineering program. He is a 2004 graduate of Anderson High School, 2007 graduate of Cincinnati State with an associate degree in applied science, civil engineering technology with an architectural major, and will graduate from UC in June 2012 with a bachelor degree of science in civil engineering. Carlisle will join the team of environmental engineers and scientists at Hazen and Sawyer in Blue Ash upon graduation.
Assistant Fire Chief Craig Best accepts one of the handmade quilts from the Maddux Elementary students who helped make it. PROVIDED
Maddux kids donate quilts
Maddux Elementary School students presented 14 handmade quilts to the Anderson Township Fire Department during a recent ceremony at the school. The quilts will be distributed to local community members who are displaced during a fire, flood, or other type of emergency. “Sometimes people escape with just the clothes on their back. We give them these quilts as security that things will get better and people in the community care,” said Assistant Fire Chief Craig Best.
Maddux Elementary students Taylor Madden, left, Liyla Pfeffer and Alexus Thompson display one of the quilts students donated to the Anderson Township Fire Department for victims of fire. PROVIDED
The quilts were created as part of the Maddux Kids Care program, a humanitarian education initiative started at the school in 1997 by teacher Nancy Jones. The goal of Kids Care is to teach the students how to show respect and care for themselves, each other, and the community. “We called these quilts sunshine quilts because they provide a ray of sunshine for someone in need,” said Jones. This is the eighth year the Kids Care program has made and donated quilts to the fire department.
» Nathan Fudala from Anderson Township recently graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Flagler College. Fudala was one of approximately 386 Flagler seniors at the spring commencement ceremony recently at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, Fla. » Melinda Ryan of Cincinnati recently graduated from the University of Evansville with a bachelor of science degree in exercise science.
Laurel Spurgeon, a Turpin High School graduate, will study abroad this summer at Harlaxton College, University of Evansville’s British campus near Grantham, England. Spurgeon is majoring in health services administration.
Stephanie Pearce, a 2011 Turpin High School graduate, was named to the dean's list for the second semester at Miami University.
School buildings earn EPA certification
uardian Angels fifth-grade scientists recently created their own solar ovens to cook s'mores outside. Amanda Lonnemann, fifthgrade science teacher, expanded the unit on energy by encouraging the use of basic items such as pizza boxes, foil and the sun to cook the treats.
Haley Kohl and Bailey Hopple watch their s'mores melt. THANKS TO ANNE
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The Forest Hills Local School District has earned the U.S. EPA’s Energy Star certification for eight of its nine buildings. The rating signifies that each building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. In the last several years the district has undertaken a number of improvement projects in order to gain energy efficiencies, said Director of Business Operations Ray Johnson. The district has completed nearly 90 separate projects that delivered energy efficiencies, he said.
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McNick’s Overley is Muskingum bound Defender dreamed of college ball By Nick Dudukovich firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicago Fire defender Austin Berry, center, of Anderson Township and the Summit Country Day School has scored two goals during his rookie season. THANKS TO TONY QUINN OF DCUNITED.COM
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CHICAGO — The Chicago Fire drafted Anderson Township native Austin Berry for his defense — but it’s offense that has the former Summit Country Day School soccer standout making headlines. It didn’t take Berry long to make an impact in the Fire’s lineup. During the team’s seventh game, Berry made a memorable debut. Despite taking an attacker down in the goalie box, which led to a penalty kick and ensuing goal, Berry rebounded just two minutes later by netting his first career score. Since then, he’s played in every minute of every match. His second goal came while playing in front of many friends and family against the Columbus Crew in the state capital June 2. Through June 28, Berry was tied for second among goals scored by a defender. Despite the nature of his po-
sition, Berry never tires of finding the back of the net. “It’s always a good feeling when you score,” Berry said. “Even though I’m a defender, I love scoring.” Berry’s gotten into the offensive flow of games by being a factor on set pieces—when the ball is returned to play following a stoppage, according to Fire head coach Frank Kloppas. “Through set pieces, his ability to be good in the air is another weapon for us,” Kloppas said by email. “He’s a guy that’s going to attack the ball and look for situations when he can score and use his frame.” And while Berry has left his mark on the scoreboard, defending is what’s most important to Kloppas. “He’s doing his part on the defense end…He’s improving defensively and gets better and better every game.” Berry said he’s just trying to do the on-the-field things that made him the ninth overall pick in January’s MLS draft. “I’m not trying to do anything
out of the ordinary,” Berry said. “I’m just trying to be a good teammate, good learner, and I’m taking the opportunity to watch the guys in front of me.” Berry said the biggest adjustment to pro soccer is the speed at which it’s played. He added that learning on the job is the best to be acclimated to style of play. “There’s no better experience than getting into games, and focusing and taking every experience as I can,” Berry said. Since joining the Fire, Berry’s made a smooth transition from being a student-athlete at the University of Louisville to a professional athlete in one of the biggest U.S. cities. He’s enjoying the additional responsibilities that come with being a pro, such as making public appearances and filming commercials for Fire sponsor Quaker Oats “It’s just been fun. It’s all part of the experience and it’s something fun I’ll be able to look back on,” Berry said.
Armleder trail connects to Lunken loop with extension Work began in October 2010 The Hamilton County Park District, through continued collaboration with the City of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Park Board and Cincinnati Recreation Commission, opened a one-mile trail extension that connects the twomile Otto Armleder Memorial Park and Recreation Complex
trail with the five-mile Lunken Field Loop. The connection happened Thursday, June 14. The Otto Armleder Memorial Park and Recreation Complex trail connector final phase project began in October 2010 and consists of a one-mile, 12-foot wide paved trail from the southern parking lot of the park loop trail at Lunken Field. The trail includes a 150-foot
long steel bridge over Duck Creek and a passage under Beechmont Avenue overpass. The future plan is for the new trail connection to eventually join with Ohio River Trail and the Little Miami Scenic Trail. The event is free and open to the public. Otto Armleder Memorial Park and Recreation Complex is located at 5057 Wooster Pike.
It didn’t take recent McNicholas High School graduate Kelsey Overley long to realize she wanted to play college soccer. She dreamed of playing at the next level as a seventhgrader competing in club leagues. This fall, Overley will achieve her goal when she begins her college career at Muskingum University. During her high school years, Overley played for Classics Hammer and spent the fall and spring of her senior year playing for Ohio Elite. These teams play in as highly regarded competitive leagues and often times hold tryouts to determine the players that make their roster. Facing tough opposition in the club ranks quenched Overley’s thirst for competition. “…I wanted to play in college…and I wanted more of a challenge, so I went with select, and I got my challenge,” she said. “I think it was the best fit for me.” Overley, who plans to study physical therapy, was drawn to the small, close-knit atmosphere at the school, which is in New Concord, Ohio. “The campus is small, which is nice. There’s not a whole lot of walking…but the coach (Mary Beth Caudill) is wonderful and very relatable and everyone was so welcoming, and I felt like I was at home as soon as I got out of my car,” Overley said. On the field, Overley thrives on shutting down the competition as a defender.
“I like making sure they don’t get there,” Overley said. “I want to crush their hope (of scoring).” Growing up, Overley, who is 5-foot-11, was always one of the tallest girls in her class. Her height led to suggestions that she play basketball or volleyball. And while Overley tried other sports, she always kept coming back to soccer. “My parents tried getting me to do other things and started me with softball, but that was too much standing around for me…And (basketball and volleyball) didn’t interest me,” Overley said. Overley graduated from McNick in May with second honors. She attributed her ability to maintain her athletic and academic responsibilities to meticulous time management. During high school, Overley stayed on task by keeping a dry erase board filled with her “todo” list for the week. At McNick, she’d try and and knock out the homework for her morning classes during lunch. After school, she’d study more before going to soccer practice. During her final weeks as a senior, when the homework load was light, and soccer was over for the season, she’d find herself going to the gym to help kill time. “I went to the gym twice a day…I didn’t know what else to do,” she said. “I didn’t have homework.” Now that she’ll be going to college, where on some days, she’ll only have one class, the incoming freshman is confident she’ll be able to stay on task. “…I hope to say on routine, but there’s a little more room for error,” she said. “I’m confident my routine will work.”
Recent McNicholas grad Kelsey Overley will play soccer at Muskingum University this fall. THANKS TO KELSEY OVERLEY
SIDELINES Swim team tryouts
The Anderson Barracudas are having swim team tryouts on July 9, at M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike, Anderson Township. Registration is 2:30 p.m., and swimming begins at 3 p.m. The Barracudas train in Anderson Township, Milford, Mariemont, Mt. Adams, Ft. Thomas and Alexandria. With more than 30 short-course lanes and 16 long course lanes, the
facilities afford the team comfort, flexibility and stability. The team has 19 coaches on staff covering 10 different practice groups. All have been successful at various levels of competitive swimming – in high school, at the collegiate level and at the international level. For more information, contact Tim Hart, director of competitive swimming, at 474-1400, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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What makes America exceptional? Abraham Lincoln called America “the last best hope of earth.” Has anyone ever said that about any other country? What makes our country so unique, so exceptional, that it deserves such high praise? The answer is that our government was founded on the unique idea stated in the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal” and endowed with certain unalienable rights, including liberty. Stated differently, all human beings are naturally free and equal. We are naturally free because we own ourselves and have individual conscience and free will, and we are naturally equal because we equally possess those characteristics and, therefore, have equal natural freedom. To secure our equal freedom,
our founders established a system of constitutionally limited government designed to safeguard an essential element of equal Jack Painter COMMUNITY PRESS freedom – the right to be left GUEST COLUMNIST alone in our pursuit of happiness as long as we honor the equal right of others to be left alone. At the time of our founding, the idea of equal freedom was one of the most radical ideas in history, and no one had ever formed a government based on it. This idea was the basis for the movements that abolished slavery, established women’s rights, and fought racial dis-
crimination. It is also the basis for the American Dream – the idea that it doesn’t matter what color or nationality you are, what family you come from, or what community you grew up in. You have the freedom to pursue your dreams, enjoy the fruits of your labor, and provide opportunities for your children that you didn’t have. People have come here from all over the world to experience that freedom. Today, some are willing to abandon the idea of equal freedom to achieve goals they think are more important. We see that with recent efforts to limit the basic rights of certain disfavored people or groups, including freedom of speech, the free exercise of religion, private property rights, and free-
… The idea of equal freedom was one of the most radical ideas in history, and no one had ever formed a government based on it. dom of contract. We also see threats to equal freedom with the growing belief that the primary purpose of government is not the protection of equal freedom but the redistribution of wealth. Government-imposed redistribution of wealth (whether through transfer payments or rules that favor certain people or groups) sacrifices equal freedom to
achieve equal results. Our challenge today is to hold fast to our founding principles and resist the temptation to abandon the idea of equal freedom. If we preserve that core principle history shows there is no limit to what we can achieve. As we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, let’s remember what makes us exceptional – our founding idea of equal freedom - and let’s commit to preserve it. If we do that, we will secure individual liberty and preserve the American Dream for every citizen. Jack Painter, a corporate attorney in Cincinnati, is the founder of Liberty Alliance Cincinnati and a board member of the Ohio Liberty Coalition.
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I couldn't agree more with Ken Peck in viewing advertising circulars tossed from moving vehicles as litter. One proactive approach while waiting for city codes to be refined is to call the phone number for delivery inquiries printed on the plastic bag of the circulars and request that delivery to your address be stopped. (For Red Plum the number is: 513-7311200). They do seem to honor the request and if you can get everyone on your street to make the call the problem may take care of itself. Ann Breier-Smith Anderson Township
Think about consequences before burning trash
Anderson High School recently named recipients of Anderson Applauds, an award that recognizes students for various positive traits or actions. Winners are in back, from left, Delores Barnes, Sumedha Chakravarti and Emily Cocks; in second row, Sarah Elzey, Lydia Kelley, and Andrew Kratz; in third row, Erin Lawson, Peter Orkiszewski, and Chandler Owen; and in front, Kelly Peterson, Chelsey Windsor, and Jennifer Meisman. THANKS TO SHEILA VILVENS
For some reason many residents of Anderson Township are having large bonfires, and burning trash and yard waste in their backyards on a regular basis. They seem oblivious to how irritating it is when the wind blows the smoke right into their neighbors' yards and windows. Some fires are so large there are ash and sparks in the air. This heavy smoke, different from the temporary smoke from a grill, is irritating to one's eyes, lungs, and ruins the beautiful weather as we have to run around and shut the windows to keep the whole house from smelling of smoke. It's my understanding that a permit is needed to burn trash and to have open fires in a resi-
dential yard. I'm asking if the Forest Hills Journal would please check with officials and obtain clarification of the policy and what steps we can take when someone violates the policy. I'm sure many people don't even think about how close together the houses are in many neighborhoods, the possible danger of flying sparks, as well as the irritation to our eyes and lungs. With a little thoughtfulness and knowledge we can make this a better and safer summer for all in Anderson Township. Thank you. Amy Tansey Anderson Township
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Are you concerned about your privacy now that the FAA has been ordered to give unmanned aircraft, or drones, greater access to civilian airspace by 2015? Why or why not? “Creepy. Big Brother just keeps getting bigger and no one seems to notice or care.” L.A.D. “Lots of aircraft fly over every day if you live near Lunken Airport. Helicopters from the Duke Energy regularly fly over at very low elevation to survey the power lines. Google Earth takes satellite photos good
enough to pick out cars in the driveway or lawn chairs on the deck and Google streetview takes pictures from the front of the house. Why should I care about a few drones? I worry a lot more about the land vehicles driving down our streets being directed by people who forgot about paying attention the traffic 3 phone calls and two texts ago.” F.S.D. “Am I concerned about my privacy now that the FAA has been ordered to give drones greater access to civilian airspace? No. Take a look at the maps available on Google and
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other GPS devices ... drones wouldn't be much more dramatic than these maps. “We need some better way to deter lawbreakers, and that has
to start with finding them. I wonder if a drone might have prevented Brian Terry's murder? If abuses develop down the road (i.e., spying on innocent people), we can deal with that when it happens.” Bill B. “Assuming the concern would be that Big Brother government was intruding into citizen privacy with such flights, no, I would not be concerned and here is why. I believe it was in the 1970s that the Supreme Court ruled it was unconstitutional for the police to search out marijuana growers by flying over private property to
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get evidence. Whether the aircraft is manned or unmanned that ruling should still protect us from government's prying eyes.” R.V. “Remember how Hollywood makes such crazy ideas part of our lives? Like all things human, we will blindly go forward to an extreme on this before we vote to go back to the middle. Thank God for our Constitution! This document will endure, but we will all be violated by this Terminator technology first.” K.P.
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2012
FOREST HILLS JOURNAL
PEOPLE | IDEAS | RECIPES
Ella Mehring, of Anderson Township, takes her turn on the spiral slide.
Logan Stiever, 2, of Reading, plays around the train station at Beech Acres Park.
Mollie Fugate, 1, of Anderson Township, plays with the fountain at Beech Acres Park.
corching temperatures marked summerâ€™s return to Cincinnati June 20, but that didnâ€™t stop area residents from getting outside and soaking up the sunshine. Plenty of people stopped by Beech Acres and Juilfs parks to enjoy the weather during the first few days of the season.
Bev McGuinness, of Anderson Township, walks her dog, Jack, in Juilfs Park June 21.
Photos by Lisa Wakeland/The Community Press
Lauren Fugate, 3, of Anderson Township, and Jackson Elliott, 5, of Batavia, run through the water from the spinning wheel at Beech Acres Park.
Brianna Foppe, 8, of Milford, splashes around at Beech Acres Park.
Anderson Township resident Anthony Annis practices his layups at Juilfs Park June 21.
Brianna Otis, 9, of Anderson Township, and Jackson Elliott, 5, of Batavia, try to stay cool on the first day of summer. Ian Shang, 4, of Anderson, plays in the sand with his sister, Jubilue, 2, during the second day of summer.
Lauren Armbruster, 5, of Batavia tries to catch a drink from the fountain during the first day of summer.
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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JULY 5 Art Exhibits Ohio River Valley, Past and Present, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road, Dedicated to artists who celebrate beauty of the Queen City and its surrounding areas. Free. 321-5200; www.phylliswestongallery.com. O’Bryonville. Battle of the Abstract Expressionists, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, 3668 Erie Ave., Works by Paul Chidlaw and Jack Meanwell. Free. Through July 28. 871-5604; www.maryrangallery.com. Hyde Park.
Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 3295 Turpin Lane, Hamilton County residents may drop off yard trimmings. Free to all Hamilton County Residents. Bring proof of residency. Landscapers and commercial establishments not eligible to participate. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. Through Nov. 25. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Newtown.
Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.
Music - Choral Friendship Concert, 4:30 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Free performance by World Choir Games participants. Free. Presented by 2012 World Choir Games. 9776363; www.2012worldchoirgames.com. Norwood.
Music - Concerts Summer Concert in the Park Series, 7 p.m., Beech Acres Park, 6910 Salem Road, Amphitheater. With Six Pac. Concessions available. Bring seating. Musical acts subject to change. Children ages 15 and under accompanied by adult. For questionable weather, please call 357-6629, ext. 1. Free. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4513; www.andersonparks.com. Anderson Township.
Summer Camp - Arts School of Glass Summer Camp: Super Self-Portraits, 1-4 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Concludes July 6. Create self-portrait with multiple layers using variety of Bullseye glass materials. Explore effects of two kiln firings, while showing your true colors in your self-portrait. Ages 9-12. $60. Registration required. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com/ home/classes/parms/1/class/ sog_summer_camp_super_selfportraits.html. Oakley.
FRIDAY, JULY 6 Art & Craft Classes What A Relief: Kilncasting 101, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Create an original kilncast glass relief from start to finish. $85. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley.
Art Exhibits Ohio River Valley, Past and Present, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; www.phylliswestongallery.com. O’Bryonville. Battle of the Abstract Expressionists, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; www.maryrangallery.com. Hyde Park.
Auditions The Fox on the Fairway, 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Free. For more information, please email the director at email@example.com. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through July 8. 321-0762; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.
Business Seminars Job Search Learning Labs, 1-2:45 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; www.jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.
Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Newtown.
niques and media will be the theme of this class. Students become “art smart” through experimenting with different kinds of paints and application processes. Family friendly. $25. Registration required. 272-3700; www.womansartclub.com. Mariemont. Camp Coney Jr. Artist Camp, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Also July 10. Junior artists immerse themselves in multitude of arts and crafts led by resident guest artist. By end of session, campers will have created an art portfolio of drawing, painting and sculpture. Family friendly. $80/$70 for passholders. Registration required. Presented by Camp Coney (Coney Island). 232-8230. Anderson Township.
Dining Events Wine and Hors D’oeuvres Tasting Event, 3-7 p.m., The Fresh Market-Oakley, 3088 Madison Road, Sampling gourmet appetizers and desserts along with signature wines. Ages 21 and up. $4. 533-2600. Oakley.
Music - Choral Friendship Concert, 7 p.m., Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Center, 3550 Shaw Ave., Free performance by World Choir Games participants. Limited seating available. Free. Presented by 2012 World Choir Games. 977-6363; www.2012worldchoirgames.com. Hyde Park.
Summer Camp Miscellaneous Camp Coney Jr. Lifeguard Camp, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Sunlite Pool’s award-winning lifeguards help campers learn about the skills required to do their job. Campers watch demonstrations, shadow a lifeguard and more. Adequate swimming skills required. Family friendly. $38/$28 for passholders. Registration required. Presented by Camp Coney (Coney Island). 232-8230. Anderson Township.
SATURDAY, JULY 7 Art & Craft Classes Canvas and Cupcakes at the Barn, 10-11:30 a.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Paint canvas following step-by-step instructions from teacher Keli Oelerich of Eat.Drink.Paint. Includes cupcake. All materials provided. $15. Registration required. 859-866-8777; www.womansartclub.com. Mariemont. July Family Open House: Mini-Sun Catchers, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Create your own mini-sun catcher using variety of Bullseye Glass materials. Family friendly. $15. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley.
Art Exhibits Ohio River Valley, Past and Present, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; www.phylliswestongallery.com. O’Bryonville. Battle of the Abstract Expressionists, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; www.maryrangallery.com. Hyde Park.
Art Openings Painted Ladies: Images of Unforgettable Women, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, Paintings portraying unforgettable women by noted 19th and early 20th century American and European artists including the “Portrait of Iola” attributed to James R. Hopkins that was once part of the Maisonette’s art collection and “Siesta” by Henry Mosler. Exhibit continues through Aug. 11. Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; www.eiselefineart.com. Fairfax.
Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Newtown.
Dining Events Wine and Hors D’oeuvres Tasting Event, 3-7 p.m., The Fresh Market-Oakley, $4. 5332600. Oakley.
Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.
Farmers Market Anderson Outdoor Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road, Fresh fruits and vegetables, plants, homemade products, bakery goods, locally roasted fair trade coffee and more. Rain or shine. Special features include entertainment, giveaways and more. Presented by Anderson Center. 688-8400; www.andersonfarmersmarket.org. Anderson Township.
Summer Camp - Sports Pocahontas is coming to the Mount Washington Branch Library at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 11. After meeting Pocahontas, children will listen to her read a book and parents can sign up for a four-pack of tickets to a Children's Theatre performance of "Seussical Jr." being raffled off at each event. The library is at 2049 Beechmont Ave.; 369-6033. THANKS TO LISA MAUCH
ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to www.cincinnati.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to firstname.lastname@example.org along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to www.cincinnati.com and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 100, Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. Presented by Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates. 271-5111. Madisonville.
Music - Choral Friendship Concert, 3:30 p.m., St. Anthony Church, 6104 Desmond St., Free performance by World Choir Games participants. Free. Presented by 2012 World Choir Games. 977-6363; www.2012worldchoirgames.com. Madisonville.
Music - Concerts Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, 8 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Sinatra Under the Stars. With Michael Feinstein, multi-platinum vocalist. John Morris Russell, conductor. Rain or Shine. Gates open 6:30 p.m. $20, free ages 12 and under sitting on lawn. Presented by Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. 381-3300; www.cincinnatipops.org. Anderson Township.
Music - Latin Club Tequilas: Sabado Noche Movimiento, 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m., Inner Circle, 4343 Kellogg Ave., Mix of Latin music by DJ Tavo. Ladies free before 11 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $10. 321-0220; www.innercirclecincy.com. East End.
Pets Cat Adoptions, 1-3 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 5619 Orlando Place, Volunteers answer questions about the cats. Presented by Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic. 871-7297; www.ohioalleycat.org. Madisonville. Cat Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., PetSmart Oakley, 3401 Alamo Ave., Volunteers answer questions about the cats. Presented by Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/ Neuter Clinic. 731-9400; www.ohioalleycat.org. Oakley.
Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Book discussion group. Room 206. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 583-1248. Hyde Park.
SUNDAY, JULY 8 Art Exhibits Second Sunday at the Barn, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Members exhibit artwork in Lindner Classroom on second Sunday of every month; artists’ studios open as well. Oils, watercolors, pastels, and unique handmade jewelry for show and sale. Free. 272-3700; www.womansartclub.com. Mariemont.
more information, please email the director at email@example.com. 321-0762; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.
Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Newtown.
Drink Tastings Tea Tools, Tips and Traps, 4-5:30 p.m., Essencha Tea House, 3212 Madison Road, Learn tricks of the trade to making your favorite teas using gaiwans, kyuusu, yixing teapots, matcha whisks and bowls, different types of infusers, teapots and more. $15. Reservations required. 533-4832; www.essencha.com. Oakley.
Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., ATA Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, fourthdegree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. Family friendly. $5. 652-0286; www.atacincinnati.com. Anderson Township.
Farmers Market Hyde Park Farmers Market, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Hyde Park Square, 2643 Erie Ave., Local produce and farm goods, gourmet foods and more. Presented by Hyde Park Farmers’ Market. 561-1205; www.hydeparkfarmersmarket.com. Hyde Park.
Music - Concerts Big Time Rush, 7 p.m., Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Big Time Summer Tour. Gates open 5:30 p.m. With Cody Simpson and Rachel Crow. $65 reserved pavilion, $60 four-pack lawn, $45, $35, $28.50; plus fees. 800-745-3000; www.ticketmaster.com. Anderson Township.
Music - Hip-Hop Showoff Sundays, 10 p.m., Inner Circle, 4343 Kellogg Ave., $5-$10; free for ladies until 11 p.m. 321-0220; firstname.lastname@example.org. East End.
Pets Cat Adoptions, Noon-2 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 8717297; www.ohioalleycat.org. Madisonville. Cat Adoptions, 1-4 p.m., PetSmart Oakley, 731-9400; www.ohioalleycat.org. 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. 231-0733. Oakley.
MONDAY, JULY 9
Health / Wellness
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The Fox on the Fairway, 2 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, Free. For
Battle of the Abstract Expressionists, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary
Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; www.maryrangallery.com. Hyde Park. Painted Ladies: Images of Unforgettable Women, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, Paintings portraying unforgettable women by noted 19th and early 20th century American and European artists including the “Portrait of Iola” attributed to James R. Hopkins that was once part of the Maisonette’s art collection and “Siesta” by Henry Mosler. Free. Through Aug. 11. 791-7717, ext. 109; www.eiselefineart.com. Fairfax.
Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Newtown.
Summer Camp - Arts Funke Kids Summer Art Camps, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road, Drawing lessons, sculpture, all about clay, pottery wheel, cartooning and comic book, zoo animals, fantasy camp and more. Multiple camp packages available. Camps are Monday through Friday. Before care 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. and after care 4-5:30 p.m. available. Ages 4-16. $315 whole day, $165 half-day. 406-4009; www.theartworkshopinc.net. Oakley. School of Glass Summer Camp: Eco-Friendly Camp, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Daily through July 13. Use glass bottles, magazines, newspapers, plastic containers and more to make art. Ages 12-18. $295. Registration required. 321-0206; www.brazeestreetstudios.com/ home/classes/parms/1/class/ sog_summer_camp_eco-friendly_camp.html. Oakley. Learn to Act for the Stage, 9 a.m.-noon, Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Daily through July 13. Class, taught by Jim Jung, focuses on fundamentals of acting for the stage. Work on scenes and monologues, which will be performed at end of each week. Topics: stage directions, the tools of an actor and voice projection. Family friendly. $25. Registration required. 272-3700; www.womansartclub.com. Mariemont. Creative Clay and Ceramics, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Daily through July 13. Class taught by Sandy Gantzer of Madison Clayworks. Create your very own ceramics, from start to finish. Children have opportunity to texture and shape clay, add details and select colors for final firing. Family friendly. $25. Registration required. 272-3700; www.womansartclub.com. Mariemont. Drawing for All Levels, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Daily through July 13. Learn how to see the world as an artist sees it, in class taught by Mary Lou Holt. Start with line drawing techniques and learn basic eye/hand coordination. Ages 7-12. $25. Registration required. 272-3700; www.womansartclub.com. Mariemont. Let’s Paint & Create!, 9 a.m.noon, Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Daily through July 13. Exploration of different painting tech-
Kidsports Day Camp, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, July 9-13: Rock and Bowl/field trips-Bowling, dance instruction, tie-dye T-shirts. Activities include arts and crafts, sports and games on the indoor soccer field and gyms, weekly offsite field trips, weekly onsite guests and presentations/activities, outdoor play, swimming and play in the outdoor pool and splash pad. Before and after camp available. Half-day camp options also available. Ages 3-12. $210, $190 member for three days a week; $275, $250 member for five days a week. 527-4000; www.cincinnatisportsclub.com/pages/ children/default/1/. Fairfax.
Summer Camp - YMCA Traditional Day Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike, Ages 6-11. Monday-Friday. $120 per week for YMCA member, $175 per week for non-member. 4741400. Anderson Township. Campers in Leadership Training, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., M.E. Lyons YMCA, 8108 Clough Pike, Ages 14-15. Monday-Friday. $60 members, $120 non-members. 474-1400. Anderson Township.
TUESDAY, JULY 10 Art & Craft Classes Plus + Minus - Drawing with Glass, 4-7 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Concludes July 12. Students approach drawing in glass two ways, through addition and reduction. $100. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley.
Art Exhibits Ohio River Valley, Past and Present, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; www.phylliswestongallery.com. O’Bryonville. Battle of the Abstract Expressionists, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; www.maryrangallery.com. Hyde Park. Painted Ladies: Images of Unforgettable Women, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; www.eiselefineart.com. Fairfax.
Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, Free. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Newtown.
Music - Rock Open Mic, 8:30-11:30 p.m., Allyn’s, 3538 Columbia Pkwy., With LoopManDan. Bring your own instrument. Free. 871-5779. Columbia Tusculum.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 Art & Craft Classes Kids+Me: Pendants, 5-6:30 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Learn basics of fused glass while creating original glass pendants in this introductory class. $30. Registration required. 321-0206. Oakley.
Art Exhibits Ohio River Valley, Past and Present, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Phyllis Weston Gallery, Free. 321-5200; www.phylliswestongallery.com. O’Bryonville. Battle of the Abstract Expressionists, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mary Ran Gallery, Free. 871-5604; www.maryrangallery.com. Hyde Park. Painted Ladies: Images of Unforgettable Women, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, Free. 791-7717, ext. 109; www.eiselefineart.com. Fairfax.
JULY 4, 2012 • FOREST HILLS JOURNAL • B3
Rita shares reader’s chicken salad recipe clone chill for at least three hours. You can add your own spices, or hard boiled egg if you like – it is still as good!
Courtney Vonderhaar’s grilled sausage rigatoni
Grilled sausage rigatoni starts with store-bought pasta sauce. THANKS TO JUSTIN HAWTHORNE
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For Judy S. I talked to the folks at Silverglade’s, who said their recipe is proprietary, just as they had told me a few years ago when other readers wanted it. Annie Hoffman, a loyal reader, reminded me that she had cloned this recipe way back when and shared it with us. So here’s Annie’s recipe again, which hopefully
½ cup whipping cream, whipped 1 cup real mayonnaise 2½ cups cooked chicken breast 1 cup celery, finely chopped 1 cup small seedless green or purple grapes 1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped 1 teaspoon minced fresh onion 1 teaspoon salt
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If I get a taste of something really good, I just have to have the recipe. Here’s the story of this one. I was at son Jason’s house and Jess, his wife, was telling me about a spicy pasta dish her neighbor, Courtney, a Mount Washington reader, brought over for them to sample. Luke, my 11 year old grandson, ate it so fast there was hardly a taste left. The dish starts with a storebought pasta sauce, to which you add bell peppers, garlic and grilled Italian sausages. Jess fixed it when we came to dinner, and I was hooked. I made it on my Union Township cable show “Love Starts in the Kitchen.” Everyone came back for seconds. This is a nice dish to tote to someone who may be under the weather. (They also raved about the butter pecan cake
which I shared with you recently and which I’ve adapted somewhat. It’s on my blog). 1 pound or so Italian sausage links (I used 8 oz. each mild and hot), grilled and sliced into coins* 1 pound rigatoni pasta, cooked 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves of garlic, minced (2 teaspoons or so) 1 large red, yellow or orange bell pepper, or 2 medium, chopped or cut into strips 1 jar favorite pasta sauce (I used Kroger marinara) Fresh parsley, chopped Parmesan cheese
While pasta is cooking, sauté garlic in oil for 30 seconds, add pepper, cook until tender, add sauce and sausage, heat until hot or sausage is hot or cooked through. Serve over rigatoni and sprinkle with parsley. Pass plenty of Parmesan. Serves 4-5. » I’ve made this with bulk Italian sausage and simply sautéed it. Still delicious. I’ve also just grilled the sausages part way and finished cooking them in the skillet. Takes a bit longer to cook.
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It was just last week that a reader told me the recipe I shared recently for Don Deimling’s “delicious salad dressing” has not only become a family favorite, but one that is requested by friends, as well. “It’s as good as School House restaurant’s,” Rita she said. Heikenfeld I know RITA’S KITCHEN the restaurant can’t share their recipe, which to my palate has a bit more onion, but they’re pretty close. I’m sharing this story because Don, who was one of our best friends, passed away this week. I can just imagine him now making his salad dressing, along with his awesome goetta, for the angels in heaven. I think they’re both destined to become favorites up there, too. (The dressing recipe is still on my blog at Cincinnati.com).
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there were financial problems. “We were trying to save money and paint the Howard house ourAin selves HEY HOWARD! when I noticed a lot of subcontractors coming and going looking for payment … They came into the house looking for the builder,” Loges says. Eventually Loges was able to get money from the mortgage company to pay some of the contractors – and he had to pay others out of his own pocket. He now estimates the house has gone over budget by about $45,000. “This is my first housing-building experience. Basically, everything that could go wrong has gone wrong,” Loges said. Loges says there was so little money left on the construction loan he had
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doing it,” Brod said, “and to get into a different zone.” Her inspiration grew from her It’s recycled. Yet, it’s original. parents, who were born as the Great A workshop at the Sharonville Fine Depression was winding down. Arts Center finds artistic repurpose “That generation was all about new for items that would be otherwise stuff,” Brod said. “To have to reuse discarded. something was not good. Artist Deb Brod will “We are going a differwork with community ent route now,” she said. members of all ages to The workshop will be: use recycled objects to » July 7, 9:30 a.m. to create a temporary art 12:30 p.m. to create freeinstallation in the yard form artwork; and next to the center. » July 8, 9:30 a.m. to 1 Brod will provide p.m. Participants can bamboo, grown by her watch Brod assemble the mother, to help inspire pieces into an art installanew works of art from tion. used items. The workshop con“I like to work with cludes with a celebration Bamboo serves as a nontraditional materiand reception at 1 p.m. weaving template for als,” Brod said of the Donations of recyclaa yarn creation. free-form art. “It’s more bles can be dropped off at PROVIDED fun and creative.” the gallery office at 11165 The artwork tends to Reading Road, Wednesbe more sculpture-based because it’s days through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 material-based, she said of the freep.m., or Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 form pieces that don’t need a lot of p.m. tools to create. Donors also can contact Dawna “It’s a lot of hand work,” she said, Boehmer, the center’s executive direc“combining things. tor, at SFAC.firstname.lastname@example.org or 554“These days, people are pushing 1014. buttons, and don’t have a lot of opporGlass or items with sharp edges tunity to use their hands this way,” she will not be accepted. Other items are said. welcome and appreciated, Boehmer “It’s therapeutic to spend time said. email@example.com
Business owner starts ‘MEAC Weeks’ As a Madisonville small business, Stephan Woodworking is planning an annual event for individuals and small businesses to support the Madisonville Education and Assistance Center (MEAC). MEAC (www.meaconline.org) provides food, nutritional education, clothing, rent and utility assistance, benefit application assistance, financial education, community agency referrals, and early literacy for residents of primarily Madisonville, but also East End, Fairfax, Hyde Park, Madison Place, Mariemont,
and Oakley. MEAC relies primarily on donations and contributions from individuals, organizations and businesses. MEAC’s annual major fundraising event is every September, but requests for assistance arrive every day and additional donations are always needed. Don Stephan is a traditional artisan furniture maker, making custom furniture and gifts. During the last two weeks of July, he will be initiating “MEAC Weeks” by donating 5 percent of the price of all purchases to
MEAC in the name of the shopper. Ready for purchase items (subject to prior sale) include turned spurtles (kitchen stirrers), eggs, engagement ring boxes, and lidded boxes; Shaker oval boxes; a cherry hall table, a French Provincial style ash vineyard table; and a dovetailed cherry blanket chest (the latter three will produce 15 percent donations). He will also make the 5 percent donation for all custom furniture orders placed during “MEAC Weeks” (at completion of the project).
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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: » Anderson Township, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Lt. Mike Hartzler, District 5 commander, 825-2280 » Cincinnati District 2, California and Mount Washington, Capt. Paul Broxterman, District 2 commander, police officer Germaine Love, neighborhood officer, 979-4400 » Newtown, Tom Synan, chief, 561-7697 or 825-2280
ANDERSON TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Joshua B. Strunk, 28, 3482 Starling Road, drug instrument, June 9. Randall Blackwell, 50, theft, June 9. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, June 15. Martell S. Imbus, 19, 7960 Hopper Road, underage possession, June 17. Juvenile, 15, curfew violation, June 17. Juvenile, 17, curfew violation, underage consumption, June 8. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, June 18. Juvenile, 17, underage consumption, June 15. Tyler S. Kist, 20, 11730 Can Kettering, underage possession, June 15. Kristen M. Kurzner, 18, 2 Lake Cumberland, underage possession, underage consumption, June 15. Lauren P. Dixon, 18, 190 Martha Lane, underage possession, underage consumption, June 15. Juvenile, 16, underage consumption, obstructing official business, June 15.
Medication taken at 888 Alnetta Drive, June 8. Purse taken from pool area at Coney Island at Kellogg Avenue, June 10. Meat items taken from Kroger; $166 at Beechmont Avenue, June 9. Cash, etc. taken from vehicle; $200 cash at 7495 State Road, June 9. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $10 at Eight Mile Road, June 13. I-Phone taken from pool area at Coney Island at Kellogg Avenue, June 18.
CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations Dennis Gagen, born 1969, alcoholic beverages in park, 2261 Oxford Ave., June 11.
Issac Michael Aulick, infant son of Robert Aulick and Melanie Barger died June 18. In addition to his parents, he is survived by brother, Jacob Stamper; and grandparents William and Pamela Aulick and Sheila Tharp. Services were June 24 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
William D. Block
William D. Block, 90, formerly of Mount Washington died June 25. He was a World War II veteran. Survived by daughters Debra (the late Michael) O’Toole, Sharon (Jack) Violand; grandchildren Ben, Erin (Mike), Danny (Sara), Casey (Mandy), and Todd; and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Ruth Block. Services were June 28 at Laurel Cemetery. Memorials to: American Diabetes Association; or Honor Flight Tri-State.
ABOUT OBITUARIES Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 248-8600 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. father, John J. Fehring; mother, Ella Foltz; and siblings Bea Busch and John and Jim Fehring. Services were June 29 at Guardian Angels Church, Cincinnati. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.
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Harold J. Harmon, 82, of Mount Washington died June 15. Survived by wife, Barbara S. Harmon; and brother, Jerry Harmon.
Preceded in death by father, Joseph F. Harmon; and mother, Opal Cottle. Services were June 23 at Graceland Memorial Gardens, Mt. Repose, Ohio.
John J. Kuhn
John J. Kuhn, 81, of Mount Washington died June 13. Survived by wife, Teresa “Terri” Kuhn; son, Dr. Eric J. Kuhn; daughter, Elaine (nee Kuhn) Spear; and grandchildren Dr. Sonia (Kuhn) Asif, Natalie Kuhn, Nicole (Spear) Wolf, Marie
Eleanor M. Dapper-Holtkamp, 82, of Anderson Township died June 26. Survived by children Anne (Mike) Watts, Mike (Katrina) and Mark (Donna) Holtkamp; nine grandchildren; and eight greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Richard M. Holtkamp;
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Hela H. Voges, 85, of Anderson Township died June 19. Survived by husband, Fred W. Voges; daughters Sandy (Art) Wilhelm and Sue (Matt) Brammer; siblings Viva McConnell and Mary Ruth Motz; grandchildren Katie, Kristy, Joe and Brian; and great-granddaughter, Natalie. Preceded in death by father, George Hall; mother, Gladys; and sister, Marjory. Services were June 24 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.
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Incidents/investigations Burglary Laptop computer taken at 7259 Smokeywoods, June 9. Criminal damage Window broken in vehicle at 1653 Collinsdale, June 19. Criminal trespass Trespassing on property at Kellogg Avenue, June 15. Fraud Female stated ID used with no authorization at 5751 Lengwood, June 16. Inducing panic What appeared to be an explosive device was strapped to tree in area at 7800 Beechmont, June 10. Misuse of credit card Female stated card used with no authorization at 1496 Sigma Circle, June 19. Female stated card used with no authorization at 3704 Church St., June 18. Theft
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Estate Ridge Drive: Fischer Development Co. II Inc. to Fischer Single Family Homes II LLC; $114,936. 1252 Brooke Ave.: Tristate Holdings LLC to Keckeis Cheri; $59,900. 1252 Brooke Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Tristate Holdings LLC; $55,000. 1280 Columbus Ave.: Three Centurions Two LLC to Better LLC; $72,500. 1556 Laval Drive: Idsvoog Karl A. & Kathy A. to Crate Graham
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ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. A.; $150,000. 1847 Eight Mile Road: Knorr Amanda H to Hoofnel Johnny R.; $93,000. 2300 Shimmering Bay Lane: Relo Direct Inc. to Gentile Matthew S. & Lisa A.; $350,000. 2300 Shimmering Bay Lane: Cripe Timothy P. & Linda Heidel-Cripe to Relo Direct Inc.; $350,000. 2625 Montchateau Drive: Pinney Susan M. to Zimmerman Geoff D. & Jennifer C.; $288,000. 3074 Saddleback Drive: Heglin J. Dennis to Herendeen Jeffrey E. & Gina M.; $350,000. 4370 Bickel Road: Bickel Janet C. to B.E.E. Holdings Limited Partnership; $9,000. 5080 Batavia Road: Unique Home Properties LLC to Saho Billy Joe; $116,958. 603 Asbury Road: Cotton Nelle R. @(3) to Cotton Nelle R. & Anne K. Rollins; $41,667.
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6774 Maddux Drive: Noel Dale A. & Lisa C. to Dietz Jeffrey R. & Kimbery A.; $300,000. 6927 Merlin Court: Gillespie Andrew J. R. & Aleta F. to National Residential Nominee Services Inc.; $339,000. 6927 Merlin Court: National Residential Nominee Services Inc. to Schloemer Brian & Kim; $339,000. 693 Hiddenpoint Lane: Craig Robert A. Jr & Joan B. to Fannie Mae; $252,000. 7223 Anderson Woods Drive: Parsanko Robert A. Tr & Karin L. Tr to Cox Daniel B. & Courtney G.; $320,000. 7894 Stoneleigh Lane: Nakamura Tomoaki to Martinez Venancio & Rosario; $265,000.
5001 Kellogg Ave.: Ratliff Donnie to Mcnally John III; $2,500. 5001 Kellogg Ave.: Harbour Towne Yacht Club Condomini-
1918 Rockland Ave.: Roberts Anita to Hay Paul David; $82,000. 6320 Glade Ave.: Detwiler Kathleen E. to Hanson Jeffrey A.; $140,000. 6328 Glade Ave.: Detwiler Kathleen E. to Hanson Jeffrey A.; $140,000. 6632 Corbly Road: Tanner Custom Homes Inc. to Kantner Robert H. II; $43,000. 1706 Mears Ave.: U.S. Bank National Association Tr to Re Acquisitions LLC; $52,800. 1938 Mears Ave.: Ruehlman Barbara G. & Mary Elizabeth to Bosse Aaron R. & Jillian M. Fritsch; $145,000. 2455 Rainbow Court: MarcelloJohnson Gina to Federal National Mortgage Association; $46,000. 6143 Glade Ave.: Wray Kelly W. & Angela C. to Camden Bryan R.; $132,000.
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daily via email or phone calls to more than 330 contacts on a variety of topics including burglary prevention and more. Township Administrator Vicky Earhart noted that “our residents’ spirit of volunteerism and willingness to be active members of our community is, in large part, the reason why Anderson has received this prestigious national award. They and Lt. Mike Hartzler and Cpl. Dave Boiman with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office are to be commended for their efforts.” ”Anderson Township’s Community Outreach Network has been recognized throughout the country and was part of a documentary aired in Japan” according to Hartzler, who designed the structure of the program.
ANDERSON TWP. — For its work with 80 Neighborhood Watch groups that promote public safety in their neighborhoods, Anderson Township’s Community Outreach Network has earned a National Sheriff’s Association award of excellence. The Community Outreach Network is a group of community and county officials working together to build positive community relations via Neighborhood Watch Groups. In recent years, Anderson’s Neighborhood Watch groups increased from about 10 to 80 active groups. The organization is one of four national organizations to receive the National Sheriffs’ Association 2012 Neighborhood Watch Award of Excellence. Anderson’s community network communicates
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