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Telling stories

Irene Encarnacion is glad to help bring back the art of storytelling. The Anderson Township resident will join Juana Watson and Teresa Schmitt for the Greater Anderson Promotes Peace’s annual Tellabration on Saturday, Nov. 13. “We’ve lost the tradition of storytelling in the community,” said Encarnacion, a native of Puerto Rico and senior lecturer of Spanish at Northern Kentucky University’s World Languages and Literatures Department. SEE STORY, A3

Voice your opinion

Anderson Township trustees recently approved a zone change request for a new daycare center. What do you think? Let us know by going online and voicing your opinion by typing Cincinnati.com/ andersontownship into your Web browser’s address bar and voting on our poll. We’ll run the results in next week’s edition of the Forest Hills Journal.

Poll results

The results of the Nov. 3 unscientific poll on our Anderson Township community site at Cincinnati.com/ andersontownship asking readers if Anderson Township residents with cable television are getting their money’s worth from Anderson Community Television are: Yes:

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Post to rededicate memorial Vandalized monument fixed, ready for Veterans Day

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This Veterans Day will be especially meaningful for members of American Legion Post 484 in Mt. Washington. The day’s activities will include a rededication of the Post’s memorial monument at the junction of Corbly Street and Sutton Avenue. The monument was vandalized in June. A plaque and five bronze emblems were taken. The items were eventually recovered and restored. The plaque has been reconditioned and the emblems mounted on a special stone pedestal. A bronze medallion honoring military mothers who have lost a son or daughter If you go in action What: Rededication has also of American Legion b e e n Post 484 memorial added to monument. t h e When: 2 p.m. memorial. Thursday, Nov. 11. The T h e Veterans Day program rededicawill be at 7 p.m. tion will Additionally, the Legion will serve hot dogs from be 2 p.m. 6 p.m.-6:45 p.m. at the Thursday, Nov. 11. Post, 1837 Sutton Ave. This will Where: precede Rededication and Veterans Day ceremony the Veterwill be at the memorial ans Day monument at the program junction of Corbly Street at 7 p.m. and Sutton Ave. “ W e wanted to provide Mt. Washington and our surrounding communities with a veterans monument they can be proud of,” said Bill Harris, post historian and former commander. Harris and post commander Dick Ruzsa credit the efforts of the Sons of the American Legion for the upkeep and restoration of the memorial. Because of the Sons of the

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Members of American Legion Post 484, left to right, Chuck Castle, Ron Wissman, Dick Ruzsa and Bill Harris stand in front of the Post’s repaired memorial monument, which was vandalized in June. The monument will be rededicated on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11. American Legion we have a restored memorial in better condition that it was originally, said Ruzsa. More than $2,000 in donations was given to the post to help repair the memorial. With additional donations, the post hopes to expand the memorial to include a statue and five flag poles with flags representing each branch of the military. Ron Wissman, an adjutant with the Sons of the American Legion, said the damage to the memorial was heartbreaking.

Legion events In addition to Veterans Day activities, American Legion Post 484 in Mt. Washington has several other events planned throughout the month. A fundraising breakfast for the Gifts for the Yanks program will be from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Nov. 14. Proceeds raised at the event go However, he said its restoration has filled him with pride. “It goes back to making us proud of what the veterans did for our country,” he said.

toward helping hospitalized veterans. The annual turkey raffle will be 7-11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19. Turkeys, hams and pork loins will be raffled, and refreshments will be available. Admission to the raffle is $4. Both events will be at the Post, 1837 Sutton Ave. To make a donation toward the memorial, contact the post at 2317351. For more about your community, visit cincinnati.com/mountwashington.

Anderson Twp. OKs day care plan By Lisa Wakeland lwakeland@communitypress.com

Anderson Township trustees recently approved a zone change request for a new day-care center. All About Kids is expected to build a new facility on the site currently occupied by American Legion Post 318 on Forest Road. Don Bishop, commander of Post 318, said officials entered into an agreement with All About Kids for development of the site and they are looking at other properties for a new American Legion post. “The Post will remain in the township, but there will be a transition period of about six months,” he said. “We’re going to use some of the township meeting rooms until we get into a new place.” Paul Drury, director of the

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ture to surrounding office buildings on Five Mile Road and be a transition to the residences on Forest Road, Drury said. The current vehicular access driveway to the Legion post from Forest Road will be terminated,

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Drury said, but it will remain a pedestrian connector. Vehicles will be able to access the day-care center off Five Mile Road at the traffic signal at Nimitzview Drive, via the Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine property. Drury said the zone change takes effect Nov. 21 and the township will issue a zoning certificate after that. The construction schedule for the day-care center will depend on the issuance of building permits, he added. Greg Davis, whose company built other All About Kids facilities in the area, said this would be a certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design building by the U.S. Green Building Council. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati.com/andersontownship.

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Veterans Day program at Anderson Center By Lisa Wakeland lwakeland@communitypress.com

Dr. Brad Wenstrup, an Iraq war veteran, will be the featured speaker at a Veterans Day ceremony 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road.

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Wenstrup, a member of the U.S. Army Reserve, served in a combat zone for more than a year and said he wants to share his experiences with the community. “I’ve always been very patriotic and I’ve always been very respectful of the sacrifices people have made

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throughout history on behalf of our freedom,” he said. “You often hear the bad things, but you don’t get the hear the good and hear about our heroes. “This is an opportunity to remind people of the gift we have of freedom and that it doesn’t come without a cost.” This is the second year for the Veterans Day program at the Anderson Center and Township Administrator Vicky Earhart said it is important to recognize the community’s veterans. She added that they asked Wenstrup, a partner in Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine in Anderson Township, because he has contempo-

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Dr. Brad Wenstrup, who served in Iraq with the U.S. Army Reserve, is the featured speaker for the Anderson Township Veterans Day event. rary experiences to share. “A lot of the veterans that participated in our cere-

mony last year were from World War II, Korea or Vietnam,” she said.

Civil War veteran Civil War veteran Clay Trotter will have a headstone to mark his burial place at Hillcrest Cemetery after years of effort by members of the Anderson Township Veterans Memorial Committee. Trotter was buried at the cemetery in the early 1900s, but

there was never a headstone to identify his grave site. There will be a small ceremony to memorialize the event at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Hillcrest Cemetery, on Sutton Road south of Eversole Road.

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• What: Veterans Day program • When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 • Where: Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. • Iraq war veteran Brad Wenstrup is the featured speaker. • Nagel Middle School’s eighth-grade male chorus will sing the National Anthem. • There will also be performances from the jazz ensemble from Turpin and Anderson high schools, the Anderson High School male chorus and the Anderson High School show choir. • Call 688-8400 with questions. “(Wenstrup) brings the more recent wars to the forefront.” Earhart said the Anderson Township Veterans Memorial Committee – a partnership among the township, the American Legion Post 318, the Forest Hills Schools and the Anderson Township Park District – is working to bring people together to celebrate what the veterans have done and raise awareness for a planned memorial in the township. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati.com/ andersontownship.


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School to mix diamonds, denim for fundraiser By Rob Dowdy

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Storytelling focuses on Latin American tales By Lisa Wakeland

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Irene Encarnacion is glad to help bring back the art of storytelling. The Anderson Township resident will join Juana Watson and Teresa Schmitt for the Greater Anderson Promotes Peace’s annual Tellabration on Saturday, Nov. 13. “We’ve lost the tradition of storytelling in the community,” said Encarnacion, a native of Puerto Rico and senior lecturer of Spanish at Northern Kentucky University’s World Languages and Literatures Department. “The literature goes past the cultural differences and has common themes among the communities.” This year’s Tellabration will focus on Latin American folklore with a program in both Spanish and English, said Louise Lawarre,

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• What: Greater Anderson Promotes Peace’s annual Tellabration featuring Juana Watson, Irene Encarnacion and Teresa Schmitt. • When: Saturday, Nov. 13. The 2 p.m. program will be in Spanish and the 7 p.m. program will be in English. • Where: Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church, 2710 Newtown Road in Anderson Township. • Tickets are $3 for adults. Children and students are free. • Visit www.gappeace.org or call the information line, 588-8391, for details. executive director of Greater Anderson Promotes Peace (GAPP). Watson, a native of Mexico and professor of Latino Affairs at Marian University in Indianapolis, and Schmitt, a native of

Peru and Spanish teacher at Covington Latin School, will tell tales of their respective Latin American heritage. Lawarre said many people have ideas of what Latino culture is like and these stories will help fill in the missing pieces. “It’s a wonderful way to break down misunderstanding and how we relate to each other,” she said. “Sharing stories is a part of human culture and the oral tradition fulfills a basic need.” Encarnacion added that she loves the idea of Tellabration, a project of the National Storytelling Network, because literature encompasses a wide variety of subjects. “From history to language to culture, there is so much to learn,” she said. “It all starts with stories and (Tellabration) is a wonderful opportunity to bring

Latino culture into a different context.” This is the eighth year for GAPP’s Tellabration and it will be held at the Heritage Universalist Unitarian Church in Anderson Township. For more about your community, visit Cincinnati.com/ andersontownship.

Avery Reynolds, who is working on his Eagle Scout project, has organized a greenspace clean up effort scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. Volunteers can help clear the invasive honeysuckle plant at the greenspace area across from Motz Farms on Clough Pike. Work gloves are recommended and volunteers should dress appropriately for the weather. Call Reynolds at 474-6681 with questions.

Win Thanksgiving dinner

The Anderson Township Park District's annual Basketball Turkey Shoot returns to the court Saturday, Nov. 13. Children ages 5 to 12 team up with an adult family member in basketball-related competitions to try and win the grand prize – a Thanksgiving dinner. Competitions include 2ball, 30-second layup, rubber turkey shoot and more. Adult family members may participate on multiple teams. Registration is limited and the cost is $12 per team. Children ages 5 and 6 compete at 12:30 p.m., ages 7 to 9 compete at 2:30 p.m. and ages 10

to 12 compete at 4:30 p.m. The Turkey Shoot is at the Beech Acres RecPlex. Preregistration is required. Call 388-4513 or visit www.andersonparks.com for details.

Township 101 returns

Anderson Township residents can attend a “Township 101” class from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Participants can learn more about township operations, trustee roles, emergency response, planning and zoning, the Anderson Township Park District, the Forest Hills schools and volunteer opportunities. Registration is required and costs $10. Contact 2313600, ext. 5949 or community.education@foresthills.edu for details.

Senior computer classes

The Anderson Senior Center will begin a new session of computer learning classes beginning Monday, Nov. 15. Courses include the basic package – a series of three basic and intermediate courses – and separate courses on Excel, advanced Excel, creating music CDs, Internet and e-mail. All courses are two hours

What: “Denim and Diamonds,” eighth annual silent and live auction with proceeds benefiting Miami Valley Christian Academy When: 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 Where: Miami Valley Christian Academy, 6830 School St. in Newtown The auction is open to the public, but participants must RSVP, which can be done at www.mvca-oh.com. Cost is $25 per person. For information, contact Tina Britton at 272-6822 or tbritton@mvca-oh.com.

said. Britton said those in attendance will have about 300 items to choose from in the silent auction, ranging from themed gift baskets to pearl necklaces. The live auction offers Cincinnati Bengals tickets, Montgomery Inn ribs, a hot air balloon ride for two and many other experiences and items.

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Irene Encarnacion, senior lecturer of Spanish at Northern Kentucky University, and Louise Lawarre, executive director of Greater Anderson Promotes Peace, discuss the upcoming Tellabration event.

Miami Valley Christian Academy is hoping to raise money with “Diamonds and Denim.” The school’s “Denim and Diamonds” fundraiser will be 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the school, 6830 School St., Newtown. The eighth annual event will center around silent and live auctions, with those in attendance also enjoying a catered barbecue dinner and desserts. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the school’s general education budget. Tina Britton, development events coordinator at Miami Valley Christian Academy, said the school has focused in recent years on making its annual fundraiser a unique community gathering. “We wanted to make our (fundraiser) more fun, and I think we’ve done that,” she said. Beth Park, development office communications and database administrative assistant, said Miami Valley has fully adopted themes in the last several years to put a fun twist on the fundraiser. She said last year’s fundraiser, which had a “vaudeville” theme, featured jugglers, magic tricks and performers offering skits in between auctions. “People actually have a good time instead of shopping and leaving,” Park

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‘Little Shop of Horrors’ comes to Anderson Theatre

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Turpin Drama opens the 2010-2011 season with “You Can’t Take It With You” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 13, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at Turpin High School. Seen here is the cast of characters.

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Turpin Drama opens the 2010-2011 season with “You Can’t Take It With You” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 13, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at Turpin High School. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart is a comedic look into the eccentric lives of the Sycamore family helmed by Martin “Grandpa” Vanderhof. His youngest granddaughter, Alice, becomes engaged to Tony Kirby, the son of a wealthy and influential couple. When Tony brings his very proper family for dinner to the Vanderhof home on the wrong night, the residents’ unconventional behavior embarrasses Alice and confuses their guests. All the while, a tax-evasion investigation into grandpa looms over the house. For some in the cast, this is the first time on the Turpin stage. “It was really, really, really hard,” said Julia Olmsted, who plays Alice. “I learned a lot and will definitely do it again.” “It was not at all what I expected,” said Emma

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Turpin Drama opens the 2010-2011 season with “You Can’t Take It With You” on Nov. 11, Nov. 13, and Nov. 14. From left are cast members Will Carlson as Tony and Julia Olmsted as Alice. Maue (Mrs. Kirby). “I thought it would be all work, just trying to get it down, not having fun and playing games.” Others echoed that sentiment. For Rik Skjaerbekk (Grandpa), he’s not just comparing this cast to others he has worked with, but comparing the differences between acting in America versus his experiences growing up in Horten, Norway. “It is more fun here

because we get to know each other a lot more here,” he said. “There’s a lot more rehearsals.” Director Lindsay Greiwe described her young cast as “by far the most immensely talented, respectful and hard-working cast I’ve ever had. It’s been wonderful watching them grow not just as students, but as friends.” General admission seating is available at the door or by calling 232-7770, ext. 5820.

Anderson Theatre’s 2010-2011 season opens with “The Little Shop of Horrors” at 7 p.m. Nov. 1820, at Anderson High School. The musical takes place at Mushnik’s Flower Shop on Skid Row, where Seymour and Audrey dream of a better life and the DooWop Girls pass judgment on all they see. “It is a dark comedy, a celebration of the B-movie horror flick which is more funny than frightening,” says director Chad Weddle. “The characters are sweet and familiar to everyone: Seymour, as that awkward boy in your class, and Audrey as the girl everyone feels sorry for. And the rest of the cast is just hilarious.” “People are really going to enjoy the crazy humor,” says Beth Seeley, who plays a radio interviewer. “The dentist scene is the funniest, because that is what everyone secretly believes their oral hygienist is like.” Seeley says she also appreciates the fact that “the story reveals interesting things about the human character and the dark side of the desire for success and fame.” Brian Michael Moore, who plays Orin, the motorcycle-riding, sadistic dentist, says he’s having a great time working on this show. “It’s witty, fun and just plain entertaining,” he says. “Little Shop is one of the greatest experiences I have had at Anderson.” The “horror” part of “Little Shop of Horrors” comes from a blood-eating plant that Seymour discovers and raises in the shop. The plant, called the Audrey II, is a fully realized member of the cast. Voiced by Cody Foster, Audrey II is brought to life on stage by Nathan Reynolds from inside two enormous puppets. The largest one weighs 300 pounds. Smaller hand

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In the lead roles of Audrey and Seymour are, from left, Lissa Stamler and Jeff Heimbrock, respectively.

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Cast members rehearsing a scene from the fall musical are Cody Foster, Brian Michael Moore and Beth Seeley. puppets represent the plant at earlier stages, before it has gotten its taste of human blood. “Being the plant is different – quite interesting and hard, but fun,” says

Reynolds. “I am looking forward to putting it all together in front of an audience.” Tickets are $10 and can be ordered at www.Show Tix4U.com.

Walking for Ayer

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Ayer Elementary held its annual Walk-a-Thon Oct. 8. Teacher Marie Mehring, right, joins a group of students during the walk, enjoying a perfect, summer-like day.

Ayer Elementary had its annual Walk-aThon Oct. 8. The event is a key fund-raiser for the school’s PTA.

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Ten Cincinnati Country Day School seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. They are, from left: front row, Cody Pomeranz, Ilana Habib, Jordan Komnick, Baldur Tangvald and Alexandra McInturf; back row, Amanda Young, Lilly Fleischmann, Ali Breneman, Kevin McSwiggen and Jules Cantor.

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Ayer Elementary held its annual Walk-a-Thon Oct. 8. From left, third-graders Emma De Jonckeere and Reece Welton have fun during the annual walk.

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Ten Cincinnati Country Day School seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. The semifinalists make up 18.9 percent of this year’s senior class of 53 students. Thirty-six percent of the class of 2010 will also receive recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The semifinalists are: Ali Breneman (Anderson Township), Jules Cantor (Indian Hill), Lilly Fleis-

chmann (Indian Hill), Ilana Habib (Indian Hill), Jordan Komnick (Milford), Alexandra McInturf (Indian Hill), Kevin McSwiggen (Indian Hill), Cody Pomeranz (Indian Hill), Baldur Tangvald (Terrace Park) and Amanda Young (Indian Hill). The students were selected to be semifinalists by achieving high scores on the Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The 10 CCDS seniors scored in the top 1 percent

and are among roughly 16,000 students named semifinalists nationwide. They were chosen from the approximately 1.5 million students who took the PSAT last fall. Of the semifinalists nationwide, 15,000 will be named National Merit finalists. Next spring, about 8,200 of the 15,000 finalists will be notified that they have been selected to receive a college scholarship.


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Anderson girls net regional title McNick just misses state semifinals By Adam Turer

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Two area girls soccer teams played Saturday, Nov. 6, with a chance to win a regional title. McNicholas narrowly ran out of time in their quest to earn a trip to the Division II state semifinals. Anderson advanced to the Division I state semifinals with a thrilling overtime victory. According to head coach

Bil Miller, it is the Redskins’ first regional title in girls soccer since 1991. Anderson advances to play Pickerington North at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Centerville High School. Sydney Loesing’s goal in sudden-victory overtime gave the Redskins the 1-0 victory over Mason. Loesing’s 30-yard strike was just the latest example of a Redskins’ player stepping up when her team needed it. “It’s been a whole group effort. We’ve had good goalkeeping and goal scoring,” Miller said. “Every night, it’s somebody different coming through for us.

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Anderson’s Christi Howard (5) and Abbey Toepfer (center) congratulate Anderson’s Kaitlyn Newton (left) for her game-winning goal against Centerville, Nov. 3. Anderson beat Mason, 1-0, Nov. 6, to advance to the Division I state semifinals, and will play Pickerington, Nov. 10.

That makes you a difficult team to beat.” The Redskins entered the year with high expectations. Tough late season losses to rival Turpin and conference foe Loveland served as turning points for the Redskins. The loss to Loveland cost Anderson one of its season goals: a Fort Ancient Valley Conference championship. “We still knew we had a good team,” said Miller of his team’s mindset after the two defeats. “It’s how you respond to tough losses like that that determines what kind of team you are.” Miller’s team responded in a big way and continues to build momentum in the postseason. Anderson knocked off Centerville, the team ranked fourth in the state AP poll, in the regional semifinal. Their next opponent, Pickerington North, is ranked fifth. The Redskins are not concerned with their opponents’ ranking as they seek their 20th win of the season and the chance to play for the state championship. “At the beginning of the year, I said we were capable of playing with almost anybody,” Miller said. “To get this far, you’ve got to be good, healthy and lucky. The past couple years we weren’t any or all of those things. This year has been the opposite.” One advantage that Miller has at Anderson is the football coaching staff, which has led its team to the state championship

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McNick’s Savannah Carmosino attempts to avoid defenders during the Rockets’ 1-0 regional semifinal win over Wyoming, Nov. 3. McNick ended its season with a 1-0 loss to Indian Hill in the regional finals, Nov. 6.

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Anderson team celebrates after beating Mason High School in a Division I regional soccer final at Princeton High School Nov. 6. Anderson won in overtime overtime 1-0. game twice in recent years. Miller asked his football counterpart, Jeff Giesting, how to best handle preparing his team for the state final four. “He told me ‘Don’t change what’s been working,’” said Miller. “We’re sticking to our regular routine and making this week as similar as we can to any

other week.” By the end of the week, Miller and the Redskins could bring another state championship back to Anderson. McNicholas finished the season 13-7-2. The regional finalist saw its season end with 14.6 seconds remaining in double overtime, when Indian Hill scored the

lone goal of the match. The Rockets were an offensive juggernaut in the postseason, averaging four goals per game in four postseason victories. The explosive offense was slowed by missed chances against Indian Hill. The Indians were able to control the tempo and keep the game low-scoring. It was a heartbreaking end to a successful season. The Rockets won the Girls Greater Cincinnati League Grey Central Division and a district championship. McNicholas will look to build on this year’s postseason success in 2011.

McNick football rolls into 2nd round By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich@communitypress.com

Earning his 200th career victory was the last thing on the mind of McNicholas High School football coach Steve Klonne. Klonne was only concerned with one thing: Advancing to the next round of the Division III state playoffs. With a 28-0 victory over Dayton Dunbar, Nov. 6, the Rockets accomplished the veteran coach’s goal. Senior running back Ryan Haynes rushed for 108 yards and Rob Rice rushed for 63 yards and touchdown to help lift McNick to victory. With the win, the Rocket’s have exceeded the exceptions placed on them to start the year, “It’s been so long since McNick has gone to the

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McNick quarterback Matt Staubach scrambles with the ball against Dunbar. postseason...(this team) started to believe they could do this,” Klonne said. Klonne said his team just wanted a chance to play in November. “It’s a big thrill and it’s been the team’s opening goal from the start of the season; to win league and

have a playoff shot,” Klonne said. “They are excited about playing in the playoffs and seeing what it’s all about.” Klonne attributed his squad’s success this season to the team’s “never-giveup” attitude. “We’ve got a team that’s

had some tough games and a tough schedule,” Klonne said. “One thing this team has done is they don’t find a way to lose, they find a way to win, no matter what the odds and no matter the score...they figure out a way to get it done.” Klonne knew entering the game that Dunbar was a fast, athletic team. The coach added he was concerned with how McNick would match up with Dunbar’s big, physical players. The Rocket’s defense rose to the challenge and only yielded 119 yards of offense, while shutting out Dunbar. McNick will face Roger Bacon High School in the regional semifinals, Nov. 13. McNick beat Roger Bacon, 21-14, during week seven of the regular season.

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Playoff loss

Turpin High School running back Will Stocker carries the ball during the Spartans’ 26-17 first-round Division-II playoff loss to Mount Healthy, Nov. 5. The Spartans finished their season 9-2.

Turpin High School quarterback Connor Jansen threw for 177 yards during the Spartans’ 26-17 playoff loss to Mount Healthy, Nov. 5.

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Rockets head coach Steve Klonne addresses his team in the third quarter of the playoff game against Dunbar. The win was No. 200 for Klonne.

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The McNick defense makes a key third-down stop against Dunbar in the first round of the playoffs.


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Runners represent Forest Hills at state By Nick Dudukovich

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Both Anderson and Turpin high school had runners competing at the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division I state championship at Scioto Downs in Columbus, Nov. 5. Anderson’s Nick Vogele finished 47th, with a time of 16 minutes, 11 seconds and Turpin’s Antony Parnigoni finished 62nd. Vogele was excited to be competing this late in the year after suffering from mono during the end of the 2009 season. “It’s really cool to finally get to (state),” Vogele said. “Last year I got (sick) and it was a bummer...”

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The Anderson boys’ cross country team that made it to the regionals in Troy, Ohio, included, from left: coach Kerry Lee, senior Jake Allspaw and Thomas Briggs, Zach Farmer, Nick Vogele, Sean Batt, Casey Gallagher and Kameron Powell. Vogele qualified for the state tournament by placing 12th at the regional tournament, which was at Troy High School, Oct. 30, with a time of 16 minutes, 10.3 seconds. At districts the week before, Vogele finished seventh, with a time of 15 minutes, 57.78 seconds. Despite his successes during this year’s playoffs,

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Vogele knew running at state would be a different experience. “It was good to have some postseason experience, but (state) was new to me, so it was good to see what I (could) do with a lack of experience.” During the summer, Vogele and his team tried to run 40 miles per week in preparation for the season

and worked on improving speed once the season started. Vogele added that he enjoys the sense of accomplishment he gets from running in a race. “It’s different from other sports. I played soccer and basketball and nothing compares to winning a race, running. It’s different and cool,” he said. Parnigoni shares Vogele’s sentiment about running. The Spartan junior loves to run and described himself as someone who doesn’t like to “lollygag.” “I like to get places...Competing and running is one of the things you can do to compete against someone head-to-head, without any

interference,” Parnigoni said. “I love the competition.” Parnigoni reached state by placing third at districts, with a time of 15 minutes, 54.95 seconds and then by placing 13th at regionals the week after, with a mark of 16 minutes, 11 seconds. Although he qualified for state, Parnigoni said he was disappointed with his performance at regionals because his goal was to finish among the top four finishers. “I’ve raced against all of those (top) guys (at regionals) and I’ve lost to all them all, and I’ve beaten them at one part of the season,” Parnigoni said. “In my opinion, I had a very bad race, but I (went) to state, and you

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Nick Vogele of Anderson High School, left, and Antony Parnigoni of Turpin High School represented their schools in the 2010 state cross country race. can’t have a bad race when you qualify for state.” Parnigoni was one of the Spartans’ top runners during the season. He broke his own school record this year with his time at districts (15:54.95)

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For the 23rd time in 24 years, the St. Xavier High School cross country team performed at the state meet. “It’s very humbling to look at the number of teams that have made it to state,” St. X head coach Mike Dehring said. “It’s very gratifying the program has sustained itself over that long of a period. A lot of work from a lot of guys have gone into that.” This year was no exception. Buoyed by a balanced senior class, the Bombers finished second at districts (placing three in the top five and four in the top nine) and fourth at regionals (placing five in the top 30).

St. X performed at the Division I State Cross Country Championships Nov. 6 at Scioto Downs Race Track in Columbus. The Bombers, which tallied 188 points, finished sixth behind Louisville (125), Medina (126), Cleveland St. Ignatius (148), Dublin Coffman (182) and Toledo St. Francis De Sales (186). Dehring said his squad was aiming for a top-five finish but added anything in the top eight was acceptable. Senior captain Jack Butler of Loveland, a first-team allleague performer, finished 26th overall (15:58.1) to lead St. X. Dehring credited Butler’s leadership in races and practices throughout the season, saying, “He does a lot behind

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the scenes and really cares for the guys on the team.” Senior Greg Sanders of Anderson (16:10.8) finished 45th; Sanders, another firstteam all-league performer, ran on St. X’s state runner-up team in 2009. Sophomore Jake Grabowski of Anderson (16:25.6) and senior Robby Flannigan of Fairfield (16:27.8) had top-80 finishes, while seniors Andrew Bachman (16:27.8) and Shomo Das (17:32.1) finished 81st and 138th, respectively. “Shomo and Andrew did a great job as seniors,” Dehring said. “This is their second year running cross country and to make the leap to varsity and to run in the state meet is very impressive.” Senior Taylor Ehrman of

Western Hills (17:11.3), meanwhile, filled in for senior Drew Bolubasz of Anderson, who was unable to run due to influenza. Ehrman finished 124th overall. Bolubasz, Flannigan and Grabowski were second-team all-league performers for St. X, which finished third at the GCL Championships this year. St. X, rated behind Elder and La Salle all season, finished ahead of both at state. Elder (196) was seventh, while La Salle (252), running without injured senior and regional runner-up Ethan Bokeno, was 12th. “One of the things that is typical of our guys,” Dehring said, “is they are very cerebral, very coachable and very hardworking.”

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McNicholas soccer player Kevin Easley (15) fights for the ball during the Rockets’ 1-0 regional semifinal loss to Columbus St. Francis DeSales, Nov. 2. They ended their season 11-3-6, going 5-1-1 in their conference.

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Eagles Youth Baseball is having a raffle to raise funds for the older team to support a trip to a tournament in Cooperstown, N.Y. in the summer of 2011, where the boys will get to visit the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. Adham Saqr, owner of Big Apple Bagels at the corner of Beechmont Avenue and Salem Pike, is partnering with the raffle ticket-selling event Saturday, Nov. 13. Anyone who buys a raffle ticket from one of the boys and buys one other item from Big Apple

Bagels that day gets a free 16 ounce coffee or a free bagel. Tickets are $5 and there are three big prizes: Four club-level tickets to the Browns vs. Bengals Dec. 19, four tickets to an upcoming University of Cincinnati men’s basketball game and a 42-inch LCD television. More than $2,000 in prizes are to be had and 1,000 tickets will be sold. The organization is having another raffle for a new iPad, in which only 250 tickets will be sold for $10. Visit www.baseballteams.com/teams/AndersonEagles.

BRIEFLY Regular season ends

During the last weekend in October, the Forest Hills Youth Football program stifled and shut out the Delhi Eagles to close out the regular season. The only one game that was close was the 8-year-old Bronco game, which ultimately created a resurgence that pushed the game into a tie. The close out of the regular season was also capped of by some highlights: • The 11-year-old War Hawks were acknowledged at halftime of the 10-year-old Mad Dawgs game as a tribute to being Forest Hills’ senior team. Players and their parents were announced and recognized at midfield as they were greeted by head coach Steve Buckley. • The 10-year-old Mad Dawgs concluded their second season in back-to-back fashion as the undisputed, unbeaten division champions. • The 9-year-old Gators gave some of their lineman work at running back as both Kevin Stone, starting offensive tackle, and Nicholas Turchiano, starting center, scored their first youth football offensive touchdowns. • The 8-year-old Bronco’s ended the regular season on

a positive note as they tied up the game versus the Delhi Eagles and held off a late drive to preserve the tie. • The 7-year-old Warriors and the 5/6-year-old Falcons also both played great football games versus the Eagles and notched victories. In fact, the Falcons topped all other opponents and won their first Divisional Championship.

To win its first state championship the St. Ursula Academy field hockey team had to make the most of it limited opportunities, and that’s what the Bulldogs did in their 1-0 win over Thomas Worthington. St. Ursula (14-5-1) had just two shots on goal to 14 for Thomas Worthington (17-2-2). Bulldogs midfielder Maggie Winstel scored the game-winning goal with 13 minutes, 43 seconds left in the second half. Winstel was unmarked just three yards outside of the cage, when a pass from Caroline Glaser found its way through two Cardinals defenders, and a light touch put the ball past a diving Marissa Metcalf. “I just had this big rush of adrenaline,” Winstel said. “When the pass came across, I knew I was set up for it and knew it was going to go in before it even happened.” St. Ursula turned the momentum in its favor earlier in the second half, earning its first penalty corner of the game nine minutes in and getting two more directly after that. On the third penalty corner, Winstel beat Metcalf with a shot but it was wide right. The Bulldogs continued to keep the pressure on Thomas Worthington for the next six minutes until Winstel’s next shot put St. Ursula up for good. St. Ursula withstood a barrage of pressure from the Cardinals in the first half that include seven penalty corners and five shots. However, the Bulldogs defenders were up to the challenge, and goalie Ellen

Ryan had three first-half saves. Ryan finished with nine saves. St. Ursula coach Sarah Catlin felt once her team dealt with that kind of offensive pressure from the Cardinals the momentum started to shift towards the Bulldogs. “When you play us, it gets frustrating to not finish,” Catlin said. “When they got frustrated, our team capitalized. We knew we were going to get about two looks and that we’d have to finish on them, and we did.” Thomas Worthington played for its third state title, previously winning in 2007 and 1998. “You need a bit of luck to win a state championship, and I just felt like we weren’t getting the angles on the shots that we normally do,” Cardinals coach Terri Simonetti-Frost said. “We did put the pressure on but after that I started to feel like something fluky was going to happen, and it did.” St. Ursula allowed just one combined goal in its 14 wins this year. The Bulldogs entered the game 3-1-0

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What message would you like to send our veterans in honor of Veterans Day on Thursday, Nov. 11? “During the recent election – even as our troops were bleeding and dying in Kandahar – the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were nowhere on the radar of American voters. “On the news, one Tea Party leader commented, “If a candidate was a veteran it would be a plus if everything else was equal on the issues. But that’s not what this election is all about.” “On Veterans Day, let’s remember the great gift we received from the men and women who defended this country. Without them, neither the Tea Party, nor the Democrats, nor the Republicans, nor any of us would have any freedom to express our thoughts on any issues whatsoever. “And certainly, let’s remember that young Americans are shedding their blood for us right now every day in two countries ... and that our troops face danger in several other parts of the world.” Tom Keller “To veterans on Veterans Day, Nov. 11: “God bless you all. There are no words in any language that are adequate to convey the depth of my gratitude for the sacrifices you have made in defense of our freedom. “Thanks especially to those of you who have had to risk your lives in combat so that we can enjoy the peace that we have.” Bill B. “Growing up in the 1950s I saw many WWI and WWII veterans without limbs and other horrible scars from battles. “Then there were the returning Korean vets, some after years of Communist imprisonment, torture and brainwashing. “Then it got personal with Vietnam. No one can appreciate the price they paid for their country unless you were there. “I, with our church octet, visited hospitalized vets and performed for them. They were so appreciative of us it brought tears to my eyes. “We struggled to convince them it was our way of thanking them, but even while still wearing their bandages, etc., they convinced us they had no regrets. “‘Thank you’ is so inadequate, yet that’s all they wanted. “God bless them.” R.V. “Thank you to every veteran from every war! “Thanks for your courage, strength, and commitment to our country! “A special thanks to my father who fought in Korea, and saw many horrible things. A war not as acknowledged as it should have been. I love you dad! “To all military ... to my friend Mike who also deserves our honor ... the war in the Middle East, sometimes is taken lightly. But, I know that you kept us safe! “Whatever these brave men and women do, we owe them greatly, every time we hold up a sign, hang our flag, or vote freely! “Our soldiers willingly give up their lives to allow these United States to remain RED, WHITE, and, BLUE!” K.A. “All veterans, you women and

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Do you think the new Republican-controlled House of Representatives will be more effective or less effective than the current House? Why? Every week the Forest Hills Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to foresthills@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line. men who defend our nation, who fight the foes of our nation, so that we can remain a beacon of freedom in the world, have our love, support and faith. “It is not an easy job, especially when faced with perils that can take your life in a moment, cause you to experience personal pain and hardship in horrible climatic conditions, living often among foreign cultures where the enemy are not easy to discern from those who support us, where you may live constantly with the realities of trick bombs, enemy bullets, mortar rounds and missles. “Others of you may be stationed here stateside, where your jobs may call you to load aircraft and ships, perform decoding on computers, or cook up the meals that keep everyone fueled. “There are times, I suspect, when you wonder why you are where you are in world; yet you serve without question, and you serve well! “God bless you all, and may God protect you and your families!” W.S.W. “You all are the best in the world and don’t forget it!” J.G. “While we all should be grateful to those who served their country, we seem to make a disproportionately big deal out of a few years of military service. “Being deprived of the company of your family, friends and loved ones for a few years is no reason to make that event the central part of your life. It does not justify a lifetime of benefits and handouts. “On the other hand, the families of those who gave their lives and those veterans who received life limiting mental or physical injuries should have every accommodation we can provide. “As an Army veteran of the Vietnam conflict who was awarded the Purple Heart for superficial combat wounds and the Bronze Star for doing my job well, I do not believe that I should receive anything beyond the respect of my countrymen. “Some of my fellow veterans seem to be stuck in the past. They need to wake up and get on with their lives as productive citizens instead of trying to endlessly bask in long past glories. “A teacher in an inner city school probably deserves just as much praise for the difficult and sometimes dangerous and frustrating job he or she performs.” F.S.D. “Setting aside all my personal feelings about war (and this one in particular) I want to send the following heart-felt message to our veterans: “God bless you for your service and your sacrifice, protect you from all harm and let you know how much we thank you for all you have done to protect our freedom.” “By the way, it’s also my Dad’s birthday! ’Nuff said ...” M.M.

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My son is a corporal in the Marine Corps. He recently returned to the U.S. after a sevenmonth deployment in Afghanistan. Not a day went by during this time that someone did not ask about his health, safety and welfare. At the high school he attended and where I teach, at his boyhood church, at the Boy Scout troop where he was a member, at Little League games, every day someone would say, “How’s the boy?” or “How’s your son doing?” I want to thank all of these people. Your thoughtful inquiries and prayers mean so much to all of the families of those who serve. Please continue to keep in your thoughts and prayers those who are still in harm’s way. Thank you and may God Bless us all. Jim Himebaugh Anderson Township

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By the time this letter is printed, the election will be over. As I write, however, it is not until tomorrow. This morning, I have already received four recorded “robocalls” from politicians urging my support. My wife didn’t sleep well last night, and she is trying to take a nap, and I’m trying to catch the phone on the first ring. I know I could temporarily disable the phone, but one of our children or someone else might be

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Going green can put money in your pocket Looks like the dog days of summer may be behind us. When it’s so steamy, unless you’re at a pool, you don’t want to be out. So dry your plants and grass wish they could uproot themselves and jump in the pool too. How does your lawn look? How nice would a rain barrel have been to collect downspout water from those short-lived storms we’ve had? Whether your grass is green or brown it brings to measure our thoughts on conservation. In our fortunate world of plenty, energy and “things” seem to be limitless. Thankfully, we’re free to crank up our A/C when its hot, take a long hot shower when it’s cold and eat Cheetos out of non biodegradable bags while chugging bottled water. While America’s waistline bulges, (I’m still going to eat those Cheetos) where can we look at trimming our use of energy and resources? And more importantly … why? Let’s start with why. We teach our children that with freedom comes responsibility. Here’s the keys son, drive safe. Here’s the

toothbrush, turn off the tap while brushing? What level of responsibility do you attach to your freedoms? Turning the TV off and fixing Thomas ‘T.J.’ the leaky faucet Fariello may not save world, but Community the that mindset of Press guest conscious choiccolumnist es and acts will. They will when they are shared with others and adopted into our lifestyles. I’m by no means the greenest person on the planet or maybe even the block, but I’m making new choices. I am thankful for this Earth we live on and this is one of those conscious acts. Many of us have human concerns that we devote time to such as hunger issues, heart disease, cancer or autism. Those that give make the world go round. Conservation can make the world go round longer and help us make sure our children enjoy these abundances too. Also, being conservative does not require a donation and in the

long run puts money back in your own pocket. If being green doesn’t talk, saving green usually does! So where can you look to start trimming your energy waistline? Websites like the US Department of Energy consumer resource page can help. Go to www.energy.gov and click “consumer” on the quick links. There are numerous very helpful tools, tips and ways to learn how to conserve energy and your money! Other sites such as energystar.gov and epa.gov/watersense can help you navigate your way to greener savings. Look at it this way, instead of investing your money to make money you’re investing your money and new habits to save money. So I’m installing my programmable thermostat this weekend. I’m looking forward to the savings this winter and conserving energy. Note to self: Clean Cheetos off fingers before adjusting the temperature! Let’s stay green Anderson! Thomas “T.J.” Fariello lives on Heatherwood Lane in Anderson Township.

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Meets at 7 p.m., the third Thursday of the month, 7850 Five Mile Road. Phone: 6888400. Web site: www.andersontownship.org. Trustees Peggy Reis, Russell Jackson Jr. and Kevin O’Brien; Fiscal Officer Kenneth Dietz. Township Administrator Vicky Earhart; Development Services Director Steve Sievers; Assistant Development Services Director Paul Drury; Public Works Director Richard Shelley; Facilities Manager Mark Magna; Police District 5 Commander Lt. Mike Hartzler, 474-5770; Fire Chief Mark Ober, 688-8400; Event Coordinator Amy Meyer.

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Pro-Tem Cecil Thomas; council members Jeff Berding, Chris Bortz, Leslie Ghiz, Chris Monzel, Laure Quinlivan, Charlie Winburn and Wendell Young. City Manager Milton Dohoney, 352-3243, Assistant City Managers Scott Stiles and David Holmes; Director of the Department of City Planning Charles Graves III, 352-3260; Community Development and Planning, 3526146; Economic Development Director Holly Childs, 352-2499; Finance Director Joe Gray, 352-3000; City Treasurer Daryl Cammerer; Tax Commissioner Teresa Gilligan, 352-3838; Health Commissioner Dr. Noble Maseru; Health Commissioner’s Office Public Information Officer Bernadette Watson, 357-7291; Board of Health members, 357-7282; Office of Environmental Quality Director Lawrence Falkin, 352-6991; Director of Public Services Andrew Glenn, Jr., 352-5480; Police Chief, Col. Thomas Streicher, Jr., 352-3536; Fire Chief Robert Wright, 352-6220.

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Senior Rachel Moreland portrays “Juliet” as seventh-grader Graham Lutes acts as “Romeo” in Miami Valley Christian Academy’s performance of “Silly Shakespeare.”

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Senior Clay Hurley, who plays “William Shakespeare,” shares a scene with “Juliet,” senior Rachel Moreland during Miami Valley Christian Academy’s fall production, “Silly Shakespeare.”

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Miami Valley Christian Academy’s recent fall production of “Silly Shakespeare” tickled the funny bone of those in the audience. The production featured 18 students in the cast and took classic William Shakespeare plays and scenes and added a humorous and modern twist. “We thought the show was really funny,” said Rebecca Hill, drama teacher at the school. Hill said she wanted to do a comedy this year after the drama department put on “Our Town” for last year’s fall play.

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Miami Valley Christian Academy seventh-grader Adam Romick performs one of his many characters during “Silly Shakespeare,” the school’s fall production.

Seventh-grader Sarah Moreland acts out a scene during “Drop Dead Juliet,” the first portion of Miami Valley Christian Academy’s production of “Silly Shakespeare.”

Graham Lutes (from left), Clay Hurley and Rachel Moreland share a scene during “Silly Shakespeare.” Seventh-grader Adam Romick acts out a humorous take on one of Shakespeare's famous sonnets.

“Romeo” Graham Lutes struts his stuff during “Silly Shakespeare.”

Seventh-grader Madison Pico (left) and senior Ellen Gott do a little dance during Miami Valley Christian Academy’s production of “Silly Shakespeare.”

Seventh-grader Madison Pico dons a mask during Miami Valley Christian Academy’s production of “Silly Shakespeare.”

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Junior Meredith Lim delivers her lines during “Silly Shakespeare,” a humorous take on famous Shakespeare works.


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, N O V. 1 1

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Team In Training Information Meeting, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Meet past participants, coaches, cancer survivors and Team In Training staff members. Benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Free. Presented by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training. 361-2100; www.teamintraining.org/soh. Fairfax.

LITERARY - SIGNINGS

Brian Leung, 7 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Award-winning author discusses and signs “Take Me Home.” Free. 396-8960; www.josephbeth.com. Norwood.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba Fitness Class, 9-10 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

FOOD & DRINK

5 After 5, 5-7 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 2693 Edmondson Road, Night of Finger Foods paired with beer. Includes wine or beer glass and light bites. Bring your Whole Foods Market glass back during another tasting and receive $1 off at door. $5. 981-0794; wholefoodsmarket.com. Norwood. Wine Tasting, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Water Tower Fine Wines, 6136 Campus Lane, With food. Six for $15. 231-9463; www.watertowerfinewines.com. Mount Washington. Friday Night Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., Oakley Wines, 4027 Allston St., Suite B, $5. 3514392. Oakley.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Great Expectations, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett and directed by Jef Brown. $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. 684-1236; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.

SCHOOLS

Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary Winter Quarter Registration, 8:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Athenaeum of Ohio, 6616 Beechmont Ave., Courses include New Testament Scriptures, Catholic Social Doctrine, History of Israel, Sacraments in the Movies and more. Discount for seniors, ages 65 and up. Quarter is Nov. 29-Feb. 19. Registration required; $30 late fee after Nov. 19. 2312223; e-mail msweeney@athenaeum.edu; www.mtsm.org. Mount Washington. F R I D A Y, N O V. 1 2

ART OPENINGS

Daud Akhriev: New Works, 6-8 p.m., Miller Gallery, 2715 Erie Ave., Meet-the-Artist Reception. Works by Kazakhstan-born artist Renowned for his remarkable, imaginative, inspiring figurative and landscape paintings. Exhibit continues through Nov. 24. Free. 871-4420; www.millergallery.com. Hyde Park.

CIVIC

Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734; www.hcdoes.org. Newtown.

DANCE CLASSES

Line Dance Class, 10-11 a.m., Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave., Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 3216776. Oakley.

EDUCATION

Job Search Skills Workshops, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Workshops provide technically-oriented learning opportunities for anyone currently in job transition. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; jobsearchlearninglabs.wikidot.com. Anderson Township.

Jingle Bell Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Fellowship Hall. Benefits United Methodist Women of Anderson Hills United Methodist Church missions. Free. Presented by Anderson Hills United Methodist Women. 2328679; www.andersonhillsumc.org. Anderson Township. PTA Craft Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road, Floral arrangements, baskets, wood crafts, candles, jewelry, purses, scarves, pottery, holiday decor, stained glass, accessories and more. Bake sale; breakfast and lunch available. Benefits Anderson High School PTA. Free admission. 624-0664; bit.ly/9wBNGN. Anderson Township.

DANCE CLASSES

RECREATION

Pre-school Open Gym, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Playground atmosphere indoors. Unstructured playtime for parents and preschoolers. Ages 4 and under. Family friendly. $2. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

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LITERARY - SIGNINGS

Richard Paul Evans, 7 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, New York Times-bestselling author discusses and signs “Promise Me.” Free. 396-8960; www.josephbeth.com. Norwood.

ON STAGE - THEATER

The Rainmaker, 8 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Brothers try to marry their sister off without success during drought in the West. Appropriate for ages 6 and up. $15, $12 seniors and students. Presented by Beechmont Players. 233-2468; www.beechmontplayers.org. Anderson Township. Great Expectations, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.

SHOPPING

Holiday Open House, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Springwater Floral of Terrace Park, 702 Indian Hill Road, Includes refreshments. 271-0111; www.springwatersweetsandflowers.com. Terrace Park. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 1 3

CIVIC

Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734; www.hcdoes.org. Newtown.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Cincinnati Tri-State Knitting Guild Monthly Meeting, 1-3 p.m., Oakley Branch Library, 4033 Gilmore Ave., Bringing knitting individuals together for social, educational and charitable activities. Membership required after two meetings as guest. Presented by Cincinnati Tri-State Knitting Guild. 598-6788; www.cincinnatiknittingguild.com. Oakley.

CRAFT SHOWS

Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Linwood Baptist Church, 4808 Eastern Ave., Crafts and white elephant items. Home-cooked lunch available. 871-8642. Linwood.

Cardio Dance Party, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Oakley Community Center, $40 for five-class punch card; $10. 533-9498. Oakley.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township. Zumba Fitness Class, 10-11 a.m., Anderson Dance Academy, 8263 Beechmont Ave., Fuses hypnotic musical rhythms and tantalizing moves to create dynamic workout system. Ages 14 and up. Child care available with advance notice. Karin Oakes, instructor. $50 for 10 classes; $7. 474-7800. Anderson Township.

FOOD & DRINK

Turkey Dinner, 4:30-7 p.m., Anderson Hills Christian Church, 8119 Clough Pike, Dinner with all the fixings. Carryout available. $9, $5 ages 10 and under. 474-2237; www.andersonhillschristianchurch.org. Anderson Township.

ON STAGE - THEATER

The Rainmaker, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Anderson Center, $15, $12 seniors and students. 2332468; www.beechmontplayers.org. Anderson Township. Great Expectations, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.

RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY Alton Jenkins Lectures Series, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Mount Washington Presbyterian Church, 6474 Beechmont Ave., Dr. Walter Brueggemann, interpreter of the Old Testament, presents “Escaping the Food Fight” and “From Monopoly to Community.” $10. 231-2650; www.mwpc-church.org. Mount Washington.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Grand Opening Celebration Gala: A Little Bit of Heaven, 7:30 p.m., Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati, 3905 Eastern Ave., Ball Room. Irish music, songs, dancers, stories and theater. Featuring Irish Tenor, Sean Kelly. Benefits Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati. 533-0100; www.irishcenterofcincinnati.com. Linwood.

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The Basketball Turkey Shoot is 12:30 p.m. (ages 5-6), 2:30 p.m. (ages 7-9) and 4:30 p.m. (ages 10-12) Saturday, Nov. 13, at Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Township. Children ages 5-12 will team up with an adult family member to compete in basketball competitions to win a Thanksgiving dinner. The cost is $12 per team. Registration is required. Call 388-4513. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. Pictured is Caden Varley, 7, and Stacey Densler, both of Anderson Township, passing the basketball back and forth during the Basketball Turkey Shoot at a past event. S U N D A Y, N O V. 1 4

ART EXHIBITS

Triennial Summerfair Select Exhibit, Noon4 p.m., Funke Fired Arts, Free. 531-0050; www.summerfair.org. Oakley. Daud Akhriev: New Works, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Miller Gallery, Free. 871-4420; www.millergallery.com. Hyde Park.

CIVIC

Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734; www.hcdoes.org. Newtown.

HISTORIC SITES Anderson Township History Room, 1-4 p.m., History Room at Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Learn about the history of Anderson Township through photos and exhibits. Staffed by Anderson Township Historical Society members. Presented by Anderson Township Historical Society. 6888400. Anderson Township. LITERARY - SIGNINGS

Junior League of Cincinnati, Noon-3 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Discussion and signing of “Cincinnati Seasoned: Savoring the Queen City’s Spice of Life.” Free. 396-8960; www.josephbeth.com. Norwood.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Great Expectations, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.

SCHOOLS

Open House, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Purcell Marian High School, 2935 Hackberry St., South Entrance. Tour building, ask questions, view technology demonstrations and learn more about school. Free. 751-1230; www.purcellmarian.org. East Walnut Hills.

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BUSINESS MEETINGS Lunch N’ Learn, Noon-1 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Free. Presented by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. 688-8400. Anderson Township.

EDUCATION

Home Alone, 6:30-8 p.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Also Nov. 18. Two-day course instructs children how to handle real-life situations and everyday hazards. $35, $25 residents. Registration required. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

LITERARY - SIGNINGS

Phil Nuxhall, 7 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Historian for Heritage Foundation of Spring Grove discusses and signs “Beauty in the Grove: Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum.” 396-8960; www.josephbeth.com. Norwood.

SPECIAL EVENTS

BlissProject Program, 7 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Author and designer Joel Kashuba presents a high energy event exploring how each of us can use creative processes to incite purpose within our careers. $25, $20 advance. Tickets available online.731-8000; www.blissproject.com. Oakley.

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HISTORIC SITES Anderson Township History Room, 1-4 p.m., History Room at Anderson Center, 6888400. Anderson Township. LITERARY - SIGNINGS

Lisa Klein, 7 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Young adult author discusses and signs “Cate of the Lost Colony.” Free. 396-8960; www.josephbeth.com. Norwood.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES

Story Time with Miss Gail, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Stories, finger plays and singalongs. Ages 2 and up. Free. 731-2665; www.bluemanateebooks.com. Oakley.

MUSIC - JAZZ

Cincinnati Gypsy Jazz Society, 6-9 p.m., Dilly Cafe, 6818 Wooster Pike, Jamming encouraged. Ages 18 and up. Free. 5615233; www.dillycafe.com. Mariemont.

SCHOOLS

Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary Winter Quarter Registration, 8:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Athenaeum of Ohio, Registration required; $30 late fee after Nov. 19. 231-2223; e-mail msweeney@athenaeum.edu; www.mtsm.org. Mount Washington.

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BUSINESS CLASSES Workforce Investment Act Discussion, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Job Search Focus Group meeting to discuss WIA funding and how one can apply for $5,000 in training dollars. With Sam Zonker. Family friendly. Free. Presented by ProTrain True North. Through Dec. 20. 8251555. Hyde Park. CIVIC

Yardwaste Recycling Drop-off Program, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Bzak Landscaping at Turpin Farm, 946-7734; www.hcdoes.org. Newtown.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 3794900. Anderson Township.

LITERARY - BOOKSTORES

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. Ages 2-4. $5. Reservations required. 731-2665; www.bluemanateebooks.com. Oakley. Crafty Afternoons, 3 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Ages 5 and up. Free. 396-8960; www.josephbeth.com. Norwood.

LITERARY - SIGNINGS PROVIDED

The famed Vienna Boys Choir comes to Music Hall at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12. Tickets are $25, $35 and $40. They will perform Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, pop songs, holiday favorites and medieval chant. Call 513-6212787 or visit www.cincinnatiarts.org.

Best of Joseph-Beth Booksellers Night, 6 p.m., Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Includes glass of wine, appetizers and $10 Joseph-Beth gift card. Features presentation by master booksellers. $20. 396-8960; www.josephbeth.com. Norwood.

PROVIDED

The Second City, the premier comedy company and school of improvisation, comes to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park for “Second City Does Cincinnati: Pride and Porkopolis” through Dec. 23. The company presents an original show about all things Cincinnati, including flying pigs and Who Dey. Shows on Tuesdays through Fridays will include an improvisational segment based on audience suggestions. Tickets are $25-$67. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 7 p.m. Sundays. Call 513-421-3888 or visit www.cincyplay.com.


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What love wants to do if we let it live with us Once puberty arrives love quietly starts to become an enticing aspect of life. Early on we collect posters of our favorite celebrity, buy their songs, and even discover a girlfriend or boyfriend we blush to tell others about. We feel exciting urges in our bodies, begin to date, and eventually dream of the day we’ll marry. Love is equated with sexuality and seen as a Happy-Maker. Not until much, much later do we find out what love really is. Some of us never find out. One of life’s best opportunities to teach us about real love is marriage. That’s because when we get married, love itself comes to live with us. In “The Mystery of Marriage,” author Mike Mason says, “That thing we have been chasing ever since we were old enough to believe (however naively) that it must or could be sought, has taken off its clothes and stretched

itself out on our own bed and announced that it is here to stay. “Suddenly … that which was unapproachable becomes that which cannot be Father Lou gotten rid of. Guntzelman What was most glamorous and Perspectives exciting seems to insist, now, on being the most ordinary thing in the world.” Marriage presents us with a very important question. It’s a question similar to the query about the dog chasing the car: What happens if he catches it? Now the question for us is: What do we do with love – or permit love to do to us – once we think we have finally caught it? For those unacquainted with

love’s ways, marriage can eventually come to be seen as a trap or an imprisonment. Certainly, in our youth, we always hoped love would come and live with us. But we imagined its chief task would be to make us happy and fulfill all our romantic fantasies ever after. Yet – sooner or later – the love that lives with us begins to seem erratic, unpredictable, less exciting or even disappointing. We begin to quietly wonder if this really is love who came to live with us, or is it an impostor. Many spouses are actually surprised to find out what love can be like underneath its charming exterior. Of course, love knows more about reality than we do. And the younger or less formed we are, the less we suspect love’s actual agenda. Even if it tried to tell us, it would sound too mysterious or

preposterous. Thankfully, Joseph Campbell put it into words for us: “I think one of the problems of marriage is that people don’t realize what it is. They think it’s a long love affair and it isn’t. “Marriage has nothing to do with being happy. It has to do with being transformed, and when the transformation is realized it is a magnificent experience. “But you have to submit. You have to yield. You have to give. You just can’t dictate.” Happiness is never a permanent state. Remember, happiness is commonly compared to a beautiful butterfly that can’t be caught, but occasionally alights on our shoulder. Happiness is elusive, our transformation increasingly becomes permanent. It is all about our enlargement and growth as a person. Yet, to be honest, enlarge-

ment generally comes only through suffering. But if we’re willing and working accomplices, transformation brings with it increased consciousness and wisdom. These invariably arise out of conflict and the tension of opposites. In marriage, love has quite a job. It has two sets of consciousness and unconsciousness with which to work, two egos and two hearts, and two lives to raise up to human heights and fulfilled potential. Maybe the dog doesn’t know what to do with the car it catches up to, but love knows what it wants to do with the two lives with whom it lives. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community press.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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with the wiring and the electricity. It was going to be dangerous if they didn’t fix it,” she Howard Ain said. AnothHey Howard! er problem was the gas line in the fireplace. “They were supposed to yank it out or at least shut it off. We found out they didn’t do that because we had a gas leak,” she said. As a result, several family members were sick for days. Another gas leak was also discovered at the newly installed water tank. Despite having a home inspection, BohannonChenault discovered she couldn’t use their new washing machine because the plumbing in the house was bad.

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Ahoy, sea foam candy recipes are on the horizon and when I put the baking soda in the cooked mixture, it foamed up and I was in awe of the way it looked. That little candy making experiment gave me a lifelong curiosity of food

When I was little, one of the first candies I attempted to make on my own was called “sea foam candy.” I know it contained vinegar, sugar and baking soda, among other ingredients,

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Ellen Meece’s sea foam candy for Christmas

Ellen, a Madeira reader, said she has been making this for 50 years and her daughter, Sherry, always reminds her to be sure to make it. 2 egg whites, room temperature (large eggs) 2 cups light brown sugar, packed 1 ⁄2 cup granulated sugar 1 ⁄3 cup white corn syrup 1 ⁄2 cup water 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ⁄2 cup broken walnut or pecan kernels Put egg whites into a large mixing bowl. Put all other ingredients (except vanilla and nuts) into a 3-quart saucepan, stir thoroughly and place on medium heat. Boil to hardball stage (256 degrees) do not stir, but with a pastry brush dipped into cold water frequently wipe sugar crystals down sides of saucepan. Just wipe the sides of the pan, do not add more water to syrup. Remove from heat to cool, while beating egg whites until stiff, then slowly add syrup, beating in thoroughly. Continue beating at

slower rhythm, until past sticky stage and candy begins to get creamy and hold shape. At this point, add nuts and vanilla, stirring to blend. Quickly drop in mounds on waxed paper using teaspoon. Ellen’s tip: Do not undercook syrup. Also, be sure candy reaches creamy stage. (The candy will lose its shiny texture). One must work quickly when spooning the candy into mounds.

Jean Allen Kroger Food Foundation sea foam candy

Diane Jeynes sent this recipe in from her late cousin, Dorothy. “It’s a favorite from Dorothy, who worked for the Kroger Food Foundation a number of years ago,” Diane said.

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Kathy Burkhardt will be so happy that Rosie Kennedy, a Fort Mitchell reader, found this recipe for her from the Enquirer in 2007. 8 frozen hash brown patties 8 slices goetta 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack 1 scallion, thinly sliced 7 eggs 1 cup milk 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄4 teaspoon pepper Place hash brown patties in a single layer in a greased 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Top with goetta slices, sprinkle with cheeses and scallions. In a bowl, beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper until well combined. Pour over other layers in dish. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for an hour. Uncover and bake 15 more minutes longer or until edges are golden brown and knife inserted near center comes out clean. Serves eight. Can be assembled the night before and refrigerated. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@ communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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November 10, 2010

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THE FAMILY YOU CHOOSE.

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Led by Co-Chairs Jane Young, left, and Joan Regnold, the Anderson Township Library Association is having its annual Holiday and Nearly New Used Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Anderson Branch Library, 7450 State Road. Sale highlights include nearly new books of every variety, DVDs, music CDs and audiobooks; children's books starting at $1, a collection of books for collectors and hobbysits along with pre-wrapped, bookthemed gift baskets. Proceeds benefit the Anderson and Mount Washington branch libraries.

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‘Bulbs’ can light up your holidays inch pot with good drainage. Wider pots or the weight of clay or ceramic helps to keep these taller flowering plants from tipping over. Use a good grade potting mix to plant in, plant your bulb so that it’s buried to just below the neck of the bulb, and water in. Place your potted bulb in a warm, well lit area, water sparingly at first, and then water as needed as the bulb starts to grow. In about six to eight weeks your amaryllis will should be in full color. For longer lasting flowers, keep the room temperatures a little cooler. Again, it takes about six to eight weeks to flower once they start growing, so plan accordingly. And do buy extras for

staggered plantings to be enjoyed all winter long. Oh, one last point. These are recyclable. So when they’re finished blooming cut off the old flower stalk and let them grow, feeding them on a regular basis. They love being outside over the summer. At then end of August, let them go dormant, store away indoors in a dark cool area for six to eight weeks, bring them back out and start the process all over again! Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. Reach him at columns@ communitypress.com.

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The holiday season is right around the corner and with it comes the start of winter. So how would you like a very easy way to help light up your holidays and those dreary winter months? It’s simple: plant indoor flowering bulbs! Amaryllis and paperwhite bulbs are two of the easiest ways to add bright colorful flowers indoors. First, let’s look at the paperwhites, which not only add great flower colors, they also add a wonderful fragrance. Paperwhite bulbs can be planted in almost any size container, as they only need a couple inches of depth for their roots to grow. You can plant in a pot (with good drainage) and some good potting mix. Simply nestle the bulbs down into the soil with the tops showing, close but not touching, and water as needed. You can nestle a bulb into the top of small jars or vases partially filled with water, allowing just the bottom of the bulb to touch the water. And they can be planted in saucers filled with gravel. Again, nestle the paperwhite bulbs down into the gravel. Then, add water, so that the water is barely touching the bottoms of the bulbs. The roots will grow around the rocks and through the water. Place your planted paperwhites in a cool well lit area, add water as needed, and stand back! It only takes about four to six weeks for the bulbs to start to produce their flowers, once they start growing. If your bulbs seem to be growing too quickly, or you want to delay the flowering, simply place them in a cooler area for a short period of time (50-55 degrees). Or if they seem to get leggy, add some gin to the water. Yes, a splash of gin (or vodka or clear alcohol) will actually help to keep your paperwhites shorter and stockier. Be sure to buy extra bulbs, store them away in a cool dark area until you’re ready to plant, and then stagger your plantings, so you’ll have paperwhites flowering off and on all winter long. Once they’re finished flowering, throw them

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DEATHS Jean Carey

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Worship and Small Group Classes for all ages.

6:00pm - Buffet Dinner 6:45pm - Programs and Classes for all ages.

Dianne Steelman, Pastor 4808 Eastern Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45208 513-871-2954 www.Iinwoodbaptist.org Blending Contemporary & Traditional Sunday Worship - 11 :00 a.m. Wednesday Gathering - 6:00 p.m. Holiday Bazaar Sat. Nov 13. 10 am- 1 pm. Lunch Baked Goods, White Elephants “Meeting the Needs of a Changing Community by Sharing the Unchanging Love of God”

MT WASHINGTON BAPTIST CHURCH 2021 Sutton Ave 231-4445

Sunday Services

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

ECKANKAR Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the ECK Worship Service Second Sunday of Each Month 11:00 am - Noon Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD www.Eckankar.org Local (513) 674-7001 www.eck-ohio.org

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

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HARTZELL UMC

8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527 (off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.)

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Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM Child Care provided 10:30AM Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor

EPISCOPAL ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL 100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

www.stthomasepiscopal.org Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 9:00am Holy Eucharist Rite III 11:15am Choral Eucharist Rite II *Childcare Provided

EVANGELICAL COVENANT

Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

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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 www.hydeparkbaptistchurch.org

ROMAN CATHOLIC ST. GERTRUDE PARISH Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-5020 School Miami Ave & Shawnee Run Rd. www.stgertrude.org 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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First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245 Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave

CHURCH OF GOD CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY

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

The Greater Cincinnati

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8290 Batavia-Pike - Route 32 Pastor: Lonnie & Erica Richardson Wednesday Evening Services - 7:00pm Sunday Morning Worship - 10:45 am

ECKANKAR Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the ECK Worship Service Second Sunday of Each Month 11:00 am - Noon Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD www.Eckankar.org Local (513) 674-7001 www.eck-ohio.org

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Barbara Ann Hughes, 70, formerly of Mount Washington died Nov. 3. Survived by siblings Patricia (Dr. Martin) McHenry; Daniel (Pamela) and Robert (Donna) Sr.; 15 nieces and nephews; and 18 great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Edward Hughes; mother, Florence Scully; and sister, Mary Eileen Hughes. Services were Nov. 5, at Guardian Angels Church, Mount Washington.

Gael B. Castleberry, 91, of Anderson Township died Nov. 1. Survived by wife, Bernice A. “Gert” Castleberry. Preceded in death by father, Marvin E. Castleberry; mother, Magnolia Burks; and siblings Juandalee Graham and Marvin Castleberry. Services were Nov. 5 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington. Memorials to: Faith United Church of Christ, 6886 Salem Road, Cincinnati, OH 45230.

Margaret M. Clark, 86, of Anderson Township died Nov. 2. Survived by husband, Frank Clark; son, Frank L. (Helen) Clark; daughters, Peggy (Monte) Monroe; siblings Cliff (Geraldine) Meyer, Louise (Stanley) Fancote; grandchildren Jeff (Debbie) Clark, Cindy (Doug) Jones, Julia Smith, Jenny Monroe, Amy Monroe and Kelly Clark; and great-grandchildren Matthew Clark, Cody Jones and Amanda Alger. Services are private. Memorials to: Animal Rescue Fund, 85 Lucy Run Road, Batavia, OH 45103. Preceded in death by father, John Meyer; mother, Pearl Hummell; and seven siblings.

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Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr. Minister

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Pastors:LarryDonner,PatBadkey,JesseAbbott,AliceConnor

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith

Good Shepherd (ELCA) www.goodshepherd.com

7701 Kenwood Rd.

513.891.1700

Saturday night at 5:00 and Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11am Sunday School at 9:30am

UNITED METHODIST 7515 Forest Rd.at Beechmont Ave 231-4172

Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

Jeff Hill • Minister

www.connectionscc.org Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am

NorthStar Vineyard

Community Church

Traditional Service 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Service 9:30 & 11:00am (Nursery care from 9:15am-12:15pm.) Sunday School for Children & Adults at 9:30am & 11:00am.

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CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org Kirk Page, Youth Director

Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor

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MADEIRA-SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Child Care provided

Services were Sept. 21 with full military honors, at Tate Township Cemetery, Bethel.

Mary Elizabeth Speier

Mary Elizabeth “Mickey” Speier, 86, of Anderson Township died Oct. 25. Survived by daughter, Mary Lou Connelly; sister, Agnes Sitterle; grandchildren Lynda (Doug) Keller and Mike (Tina) Ell; and great-grandchildren Daniel, Bryan and Emily. Preceded in death by husband, Jesse W. Speier; father, Thomas Demski; mother, Mary Elizabeth Zabiegalski; and siblings Fritz Romanski and Thomas Demski. Services were Nov. 2 at St. Thomas More Church. Memorials to: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, One St. Jude Place Building, P.O. BOX 1000 Department 300, Memphis, TN 38148-0552.

James J. Vonderhaar

James Joseph Vonderhaard, 89, of Anderson Township died Oct. 26. Survived by siblings Dorothy Lindsey and Della Marthaler. Preceded in death by father, Lawrence Vonderhaar; mother, Della Annis; and siblings Helen Kendle, Ester Ward, Vernon Vonderhaar, Laura Zeringue, George Vonderhaar and Ada Williams. Services were Oct. 29 at T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington; memorials to: the DAV, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250 ATTN: Gift Processing; or the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206

The Faith Christian Fellowship Church, 6800 School Street, Newtown, is sponsoring a “Journey through the Bible,” which will provide every participant with an understanding of the flow of the Bible and how it all fits together. There is no cost. Participants may arrive between 10 and 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, to begin the journey. The whole experience will require a little over two hours. Breakfast and lunch will be served with snacks throughout the day. For more information call the church office at 2718442, or visit the webpage at www.fcfc.us.

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

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Dean Myers, 85, of Anderson Township died Sept. 16. He owned and operated Dean’s Meats in Anderson Township. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, including the D-Day invasion on Utah Beach. Survived by wife, Maxine Eggers; son, Gary (Colette) Myers; daughters Susan (Don) Kissler and Sally (Mike) Gehlert; brothers Ron and David Myers; grandchildren Andy Kissler, Sarah Small, Mattieu Myers, Nathaniel Myers, Ryan Gehlert and Evan Gehlert; great-grandchildren Daniel Myers and Liam Kissler; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife of more than 50 years, Betty Jane Davis Myers; brother, Bob Myers; and parents Alda Fay Dean and Roy Myers.

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Hyde Park Baptist Church

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

Gael B. Castleberry

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BAPTIST

Amy Underwood Davis, 66, of Anderson Township died Oct. 28. Survived by husband, Virgil Lee Davis; sons David (Bridget) Brinkman and Timothy Brinkman; father, Wallace Underwood; mother, Ruth (nee Kohlner) Underwood; siblings Carol (John) Sinclair and Paul (Joyce) Underwood; and grandchildren Emily and Adam Brinkman. Services were Nov. 1 at Vineyard Eastgate Community Church.

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Jean Carey, 54, of Anderson Township died Nov. 1 Survived by husband, Stuart Carey; brother, Jeff Deskins; niece, Jenna Deskins; sister-in-law, Jenny Shackelford; step-children Lisa Ericksen and Lynn Pinner; and stepgrandchildren Jonathan, Lauren and Shannon. Preceded in death by father, Thurman Deskins; and mother, Mildred Saunders. Services were Nov. 5 at Parkside Christian Church.

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Theft

Money taken from vacuum change boxes at Clough Car Wash; $1,000 at Clough Pike, Oct. 17. Camera, jewelry, etc. taken at 1765 Eight Mile Road, Oct. 16. Gasoline not paid for at United Dairy Farmers; $18.95 at Eight Mile Road, Oct. 7. Copper sheeting taken from truck; $500 at 3950 Newtown Road, Oct. 19. Employee took money from cash register at Harbor Freight & Tools; $160 at Beechmont Avenue, Oct. 19. Diamond ring taken while victim was at Latitudes; $2,195 at Beechmont Avenue, Oct. 20. Diamond ring taken from Getz Jewelers; $2,500 at Beechmont Avenue, Oct. 20.

Incidents/investigations Arson

Leaves set on fire at 1015 Beacon St., Oct. 17.

Criminal mischief

Lipstick written on vehicle at 2650 Bartels Road, Oct. 21.

Criminal trespass

Fire started causing damage to wooded area at 7075 Petri, Oct. 20.

Fraud

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2

Female stated ID used with no authorization at 2166 Flaxen Court, Oct. 14.

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DEATHS

Arrests/citations

W. Bailey Hill, born 1966, possession

The Coldwell Banker West Shell Anderson East Regional office will conduct its 19th annual Holiday Benefit Auction 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. A live and silent auction will be conducted that includes gift baskets, large framed prints of Cincinnati, toys, gift certificates and jewelry. Proceeds from the event will benefit local needy families, community outreach assistance programs and Habitat for Humanity. For more information, call Shirley Wilson at 4745000.

Career moves

Fifth Third Bancorp’s board of directors has pro-

open flask, 2239 Beechmont Ave., Oct. 13. Courtney Holmes, born 1987, murder, 2103 Oxford Ave., Oct. 22. Lamont Coates, born 1981, domestic violence, aggravated menacing, Oct. 20.

Incidents/investigations Aggravated menacing

1829 Sutton Ave., Oct. 17.

Criminal damaging/endangering 1829 Sutton Ave., Oct. 15. 4855 Greenwood Terrace, Oct. 16.

Robbery

2137 Beechmont Ave., Oct. 19.

REAL

moted Kevin Sullivan to senior vice president. Sullivan serves as the line of business chief financial officer for the bank’s retail, business banking and investment advisors businesses, providing financial direction to support revenue growth, identify cost efficiencies and increase profitability. Sullivan joined Fifth Third in 2005 and served as chief financial officer for the bank’s IT and operations areas. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Dayton and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati. Sullivan lives in Anderson Township with his wife, Nancy, and their three children.

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About police reports The Community Press publishes names of adults charged with offenses. The information is a public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contactpolice: • Anderson Township: Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Mike Hartzler, District 5

1928 Sutton Ave., Oct. 17. 3600 Linwood Ave., Oct. 18. 5400 Kellogg Ave., Oct. 17.

commander, 825-2280. • Cincinnati District 2 – California and Mount Washington: Capt. Douglas Wiesman, District 2 commander. Kelley Macbeth, neighborhood officer, 352-3591. • Newtown: Tom Synan, chief, 561-7697 or 825-2280.

Properly Dispose of Unwanted Medication

NEWTOWN

Arrests/citations

Bradley Brown, 50, 661 McCormick Lane, open container, Oct. 15. Keith Long, 35, 5095 Ohio 276, driving under suspension, Oct. 17. Janet Hoffmann, 29, 2054 Ohio 126, obstructing official business, Oct. 13. Zachary Keith, 36, 6878 Esther Lane, bench warrant, Oct. 18. Maher Kassis, 25, 407 Scotts St.,

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PHARMACEUTICAL COLLECTION EVENT AND NATIONAL DAY OF PROPER DISPOSAL FOR UNWANTED OR EXPIRED MEDICATION

REGIONAL DROP OFF LOCATIONS HAMILTON COUNTY

Colerain Twp. Police Dept. Deer Park Municipal Bldg. Delhi Twp. Remke/Biggs Evendale Administrative Complex Fairfax Police Dept. Forest Park Police Dept. Green Twp. Administrative Complex Greenhills Police Dept.

Designation

Jason Sirotak, financial adviser of Financial Partners Group, has earned the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation from The American College. The ChFC program prepares professionals to meet the advanced financial needs of individuals, professionals and small-business owners. Individuals who earn a ChFC can provide advice on a broad range of financial topics including financial planning, wealth accumulation and estate planning, income taxation, insurance, business taxation and planning, investments and retirement planning. Sirotak, who was named a Five Star Wealth Manager in 2008, 2009 and 2010, lives in Anderson Township.

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Hamilton Twp. Fire & Rescue 77 Lebanon Police & Fire Dept. Mason’s New Fire Station #51

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WE’RE OPEN FOR BETTER HEARING. ARE YOU? If you suspect you or a family member has a hearing loss, now you’re even closer to getting help. Please join us at the Grand Opening of Hearing Care Center on November 8-12th to learn about the latest in hearing aid technology and enjoy the following: • • • • • •

Free refreshments Prize drawings, including a certificate for a free set of hearing aids Office tours and staff introductions Free hearing evaluations Hearing aid demonstrations Special Grand Opening Pricing

JOIN US FOR OUR GRAND OPENING! Please call us at 513.327.7290 to schedule a FREE hearing evaluation.

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. 6858 Treeridge Drive: Donoghue Brian & Kristin to Osterlund Anthony L. & Mary E.; $399,000. 8140 Cabinet Circle: Belmont Philip James to Dandridge Mark & Amy L.; $180,000.

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driving under suspension, Oct. 18. Jeremy Iker, 32, 3730 Hyde Park Ave., bench warrant, Oct. 19. Jordan Deeds, 19, 3728 Dunlop Court, open container, Oct. 19. Eric Homeyer, 27, 2400 E. Galbraith Road, bench warrant, Oct. 21. Jeanette Pies, 35, 113 Santa Maria Drive, bench warrant, Oct. 22. Sandra Sears, 51, 114 Santa Maria Drive, bench warrant, Oct. 22. Brandy Brandscum, 28, 4287 N. Ellis Road, bench warrant, Oct. 22. Brian Wells, 32, 4287 N. Ellis Road, bench warrant, Oct. 22.

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HEAR BETTER Healthy hearing is one of the most important aspects to living a full and happy life. There is nothing more important than being tuned in to the world around you. That is why at Hearing Care Center we are excited to bring to the community our dedication and commitment to helping people hear better.

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Our plan was to close our doors for good October 30th. However, after condensing our inventory and receiving a few new items, we have decided to be open one more final week. One Week Only: Tuesday, Nov. 16th to Saturday, Nov. 20th 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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BUSINESS UPDATE Benefit auction

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Raw sewage dumped on township property at Pee Wee Drive, Oct. 11.

Richard J. Eubanks, 41, 1410 Ohio 133, charges filed for depositing litter on private property, criminal trespass, Oct. 17. Randall S. Gilliam, 19, 7893 YMCA Road, criminal trespass, complicity, Oct. 17. Juvenile, 12, criminal trespass, criminal damage, Oct. 20. Juvenile, 13, criminal trespass, criminal damage, Oct. 20. Cody A. Gasaway, 24, 595 Halpin Lane, criminal damage, Oct. 17.

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November 10, 2010

Cleaners collecting local favorites for deployed troops

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Appearance Plus Cleaners will be partnering with the Yellow Ribbon Support Center through November to collect hometown products for the troops as part of its Deployed for the Holidays drive. The Yellow Ribbon Support Center is dedicated to supporting American troops as they continue to fight the war on terrorism. This year’s donation will be shipped to a battalion that has close ties to the Anderson area. The collection points will be at Appearance Plus stores in Anderson, 6812 Clough Pike; and Hyde Park, 3505 Erie Avenue. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13, Appear-

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Appearance Plus Cleaners is partnering with the Yellow Ribbon Support Center to collect items for the troops as part of its Deployed for the Holidays drive. From left are Randy Mearkle; June Harrison; Courtney Hines; Debbie Heitzman; Keith Maupin; Joe Byrnes. All except Maupin are current or former employees for the cleaners. ance Plus will have a Deployed for the Holidays collection day event at the Riverside Centre Antique Mall, 3742 Kellogg Avenue

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Skyline/Goldstar chili, LaRosa’s sauce; Montgomery Inn BBQ sauce, Frisch’s tartar sauce; Greater’s Candy; Bengals, Reds, UC, XU merchandise. Volunteers from Appearance Plus will be collecting donations and handing out free hot dogs and other giveaways. There will also be military personal and vehicles present along with members from the Yellow Ribbon Support Center that will be accepting monetary donation for postage.

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