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Fire dept. charity dissolving By Lisa Wakeland

Tasty return Beverly Nye, the original food columnist for this paper and THE cook in the ’80s on Bob Braun’s show, went on to national fame and retired in South Jordan, Utah. But “retired” isn’t what Bev ever did. She’s as active today as she was when she lived in Cincinnati. In fact, she’s republishing her two bestsellers, “A Family Raised on Sunshine” and “A Family Raised on Rainbows,” into a combined book. B3

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Unbridled love Lindsey Jarrett has been around horses for most of her life and now the Anderson Township resident wants to share her love for the animals with others. For the first time in more than a decade, Jarrett is bringing back the Winter Wonderland Pony Camp at Teal Lake Farm in Batavia. The camp runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28. A3

A charitable organization that has helped the Anderson Township Fire and Rescue Department for decades plans to disband. The Anderson Township Fireman’s Association supported the emergency medical services program since the 1940s and raised money to start the life squad, said Treasurer Gary Justice In the past few years, Justice said the Fireman’s Association’s expenses have been cutting into its profits and they’ve had less money to buy medical equipment for the department. “It’s something that’s run its course,” Association President Brian Jones said. “When everything was started years ago … the department was and the community was a heavily volunteer-based organization. “We’ve seen a steady decline

The popular Fireman's Festival at Greater Anderson Days was one of the fundraisers for the Anderson Township Fireman's Association, which buys medical equipment for the township's emergency medical services department. PROVIDED in that over the years and it comes to a point where you don’t have enough people to put in the required man hours to continue to have everything going.”

The Anderson Township Fireman’s Association conducted several fundraising events including Monte Carlo nights and the Fireman’s Festival, which

was also part of the annual Greater Anderson Days, but was not making as much money as it had in the past, Jones said. Some purchases include stateof-the-art cardiac monitors, power cots, blood pressure machines, automated external defibrillators (AED), standard supplies and even ambulances. “We want to thank everyone who has helped or attended an event or donated to the association,” Jones said. “We feel that the association provided a good service and by buying these items … has helped the township provide a higher level of care to citizens.” With its remaining funds, the Anderson Township Fireman’s Association hopes to buy a new stretcher load system, which helps lift the patient and cot into the ambulance, Justice said.

Mt. Washington resident is documenting unique homes By Forrest Sellers

MT. WASHINGTON — A cat figurine on the roof caught the eye of resident Mark Celsor. Celsor, who recently retired as east region supervisor for the Cincinnati Recreation Commission, said the cat has been a fixture on the home during several roofing projects. “Why is it up there?,” he wondered. “Why

Mt. Washington resident Mark Celsor has begun taking photographs of historic and unusual homes in the area. His pictures will eventually be posted on the Mt. Washington Community Council website. They include the home shown in the background which Celsor said he likes because of its historical Victorian style and unique color scheme. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Mt. Washington resident Mark Celsor has been taking pictures of historical and unique homes in the area. Celsor said this particular home stands out because of the working gaslight in the front yard. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

has it remained?” Celsor said other homes in the community began to pique his interest as well. He began taking pictures of them and posting them on Facebook. It’s now become a project to document not only historical homes in Mt. Washington, but those with a unique architectural style or what may be described as “quirky” features. “The unique ones have a story as well,” he said. The Mt. Washington Community Council expressed an interest in Celsor’s project and plans to eventually post photographs of some of the homes on their website, “I love any project that spotlights and tries to preserve historic buildings and homes,” said Mt. Washington Community Council member Holly Christmann, whose home was

among those photographed by Celsor. “(This) dovetails nicely into the historic plaque (program) started through the Neighborhood Enhancement Program.” So far Celsor has taken pictures of 25 homes in the area. They include a flat-roofed home built in 1946 on Antoinette Avenue and a post-World War II pre-fabricated home on Brandon Avenue. Celsor is looking for suggestions of other unique homes in the area. “There could be a few homes in Mt. Washington off the beaten path,” he said. He can be contacted via e-mail at Celsor said the photographs will eventually be posted on the Mt. Washington Community Council website sometime in 2012. As for the cat figurine, Celsor is still trying to find out about it. He hopes someone may read about it and contact him.


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Anderson Twp. seeking consultant By Lisa Wakeland

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Anderson Township is moving forward with an update to the Ancor area plan. Trustees directed staff to proceed with seeking proposals from consultants to guide the update process, expected get under way next year. The plan for the Ancor area – a residential, recreational and industrial area near Round Bottom, Broadwell and Mt. Carmel roads in northern Anderson Township – was adopted in

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The Ancor area in northern Anderson Township is bordered by the Little Miami River, seen here from Riverside Park on Round Bottom Road. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS 1994. Trustee Russ Jackson was initially reluctant to move forward with the requests for proposals because of two lawsuits concerning that area. One involves Martin Marietta Materials' proposed underground limestone mine approved by the township Board of Zoning Appeals in 2010. Opponents appealed that decision to the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas and a decision on the case is expected Dec. 8. Attorneys for both Martin Marietta and the opponents, which include property owners and surrounding villages, have not indicated if they would further appeal the upcoming decision to a higher court. The other lawsuit involves alleged zoning violations by Evans Landscaping and Township Administrator Vicky Earhart said they expect some resolution to that case by March. "I still believe that it does not make a lot of sense

year, Earhart said the township could re-evaluate whether to push ahead with the plan update. The Ancor area study will focus on future land uses and the compatibility with environmentally-sensitive areas as well as the economic impact of future development and access improvements. The Little Miami River borders part of the Ancor area, and there is a combination of light and heavy industry, recreational areas and residential neighborhoods. A rail component of the Eastern Corridor project, which aims to improve connectivity between downtown Cincinnati and western Clermont County, includes a stop in the Ancor area. There are also plans for the Ancor Connector, a proposed road that would connect state Route 32 to Broadwell Road.

Anderson Twp. Historical Society set to meet Dec. 7 The Anderson Township Historical Society meets will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, in the Lower Atrium, next to the History Room. Sue Grone, retired school teacher and a member of the Greater Milford Area Historical Society,



to put out an (request for proposal) until we resolved at least one of two legal cases," Jackson said at a recent meeting. "How do you plan something when you don't know how the courts are going to decide?" Trustee Kevin O'Brien disagreed and said the Ancor area needed to have a plan drawn up and "the sooner the better for the whole area." Trustee Peggy Reis asked if there were some aspects of the planning process that could begin without knowing the results of the two pending court cases. It could take at least three months before the township was ready to hire a consultant to guide the Ancor area plan update, said Planning and Zoning Director Paul Drury, and moving forward with the requests for proposals would at least get the process started. If there is not significant progress on the two court cases by early next

will speak about Promont House in Milford, an example of Victorian architecture. This significant home is a great source of pride for Milford. Grone will describe the history of this house and tell society members about the seasonal Christmas decorations for young and old. Special Christmas cookies will be provided. The meeting is free and

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Anderson Twp. woman has an unbridled love of horses

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Lindsey Jarrett has been around horses for most of her life and now the Anderson Township resident wants to share her love for the animals with others. For the first time in more than a decade, Jarrett is bringing back the Winter Wonderland Pony Camp at Teal Lake Farm in Batavia. The camp, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, will teach children ages 6 to 13 how to ride and care for ponies. Jarrett's aunt, Donna Goorian, is a trainer at Teal Lake Farm, 2301 Whitmer Road, and helped spur her interest in equines. "I've been around horses my whole life, came out here riding when I was little and grew a great love for horses," she said. The Winter Wonderland Pony Camp will begin with safety around horses, then students will learn how to groom and feed the animals and prepare them for riding with saddles, bits and reins. Campers will also have a chance to ride the ponies around Teal Lake Farm's indoor arena. "They're big animals, but they all are really welltrained and kid-friendly," Jarrett said. "I hope (the campers) develop a love and under-

off Forest Road across the street from the new Christ Hospital outpatient offices.

An Open House to celebrate the completion of the second phase of major renovations within Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, will be conducted shortly after noon on Sunday, Dec. 18, in the church parlor/ chapel area. The event will include a "trail of progress" which will show all participants a view of each major area of renovation. Snacks and drinks will be provided at the end of the "trail" in the Fellowship Hall. Parking is available at the garage located at the corner of Beechmont and Five Mile Roads, or at the church parking lot located

Church Christmas concert is planned

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New businesses emerging in Anderson Twp. dealership, 7797 Beechmont Ave., is wrapping up construction. » Big Show Gym, 8261 Beechmont Ave., and Dream Fitness, 8265 Beechmont Ave., are in the building permit process. » New tenants in Anderson Towne Center at the corner of Five Mile Road and Beechmont Avenue include Big Frog T-shirts, Chico’s, Weight Watchers, Taj India, and Firehouse Subs. Latitudes Café moved to a new space in the plaza earlier this year. » The Christ Hospital will expand its outpatient


Anderson Township is seeing a burst of economic activity with multiple new businesses in various stages of development. During the past several months, many new businesses opened while others switched locations, expanded or are in the midst of renovations. Sonny’s Three Meat Burger, 7863 Beechmont Ave., took over the former Malia’s Kitchen and opened Nov. 29. Manager Tica Bonilla said the restaurant’s signature item is the three-meat burger made with chicken, beef and lamb. Sonny’s menu is still evolving, she said, but they will always have burgers, Atlantic cod and hoagies. Everything is homemade and the restaurant focuses on giving customers a healthier options for dining out, Bonilla said. “It’s good, quality food … that customers can feel good about taking their families out for fast food,” she said. The former Pizza Hut at the corner of Beechmont Avenue and Eight Mile

Renovations are under way to transform the former Pizza Hut building, 8355 Beechmont Ave., into an Original Pancake House. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Road is another building getting a facelift and is slated to open as an Original Pancake House. John Andrews, project manager for the renovation, said much of the interior was gutted, and there will be new windows and a new roof. The interior will feature an open dining room, a large aquarium and more seating at a counter, he said. Construction crews modified the entryway but the kitchen area and most

of the major systems – plumbing, electrical, heating, cooling and ventilation – will remain, Andrews said. “It’s a nice open spot and we hope to be done (with renovations) by the end of the year,” he said. A township memo outlines the flurry of business activity happening around the township. » Restaurants, catering and bars include Original Pancake House, 8355 Beechmont Ave., Sonny’s Three Meat Burger, 7863

Beechmont Ave., O’Neal’s Tavern, 8251 Beechmont Ave., and Two Chicks Who Cater, 4150 Round Bottom Road. » There is a retail, restaurant and office development slated for the corner of Asbury Road and Beechmont Avenue. Renderings presented at a zoning meeting show a Buffalo Wild Wings and a First Financial bank. » Subaru, 8021 Beechmont Ave., plans to expand the body shop and service area, and the Isuzu truck

and physician offices in the former SteinMart at the corner of Beechmont Avenue and Forest Road, and Country Fresh Farm Market, 8315 Beechmont Ave., expanded into an adjacent space. » TIDE Dry Cleaner, 8040 Beechmont Ave., All About Kids, 7633 Five Mile Road, Walgreen’s, 7135 Beechmont Ave., StoneKry Resale Books, 8253 Beechmont Ave. and an urgent care office, 7300 Beechmont Ave., are now open.

Timmy Andrews, left, and Joe Andrews hold a window frame in place at the former Pizza Hut building at the corner of Eight Mile Road and Beechmont Avenue. LISA WAKELAND/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



Meetings planned for new road Gannett News Service

Seventeen neighborhoods in Hamilton and Clermont counties are affected by the planned Eastern Corridor project, and officials want to hear from them – twice. A double dose of community outreach is planned for the project in the coming months, with both the state and Hamilton and Clermont counties set to hold community meetings to gather public input. But county officials say their approach is more indepth and will better engage the communities than the Ohio Department of Transportation’s efforts, which include community meetings and public input on the plans. “It’s clear to us that we need to do a lot more than that,” said Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune. “The kind of public involvement that ODOT is underwriting does not go as far, and will not produce the kind of community interaction that we feel is necessary to make certain that whatever is done in the

corridor is done in a way that has community involvement, participation and buy-in.” The Hamilton County Transportation Improvement District (TID) and its counterpart in Clermont County have approved a one-year, $172,000 contract with Hyde Park-based Saybrook Marketing Communications to plan and staff the outreach program. The contract was approved about a month after a public meeting in Madisonville drew more than 225 community members, many of them upset about proposed designs for the Red Bank Expressway. A key feature of the county’s plan is a “community captains” program to begin in the next several months. Each captain will serve as a liaison between his or her community and Eastern Corridor planners. Captains will receive progress updates on the project twice a month and provide feedback to planners. The program also calls for two rounds of community meetings to begin this fall, and more detailed

workshops to be held in communities on which the project will have a direct physical impact. “It needs to be a collaborative effort, and we will be working with the communities to make sure that happens,” Saybrook’s Laura Whitman recently told the Hamilton County TID. Officials will also keep the public updated via social media and a website, The county’s outreach efforts comes as the Eastern Corridor project heads into its second phase after laying dormant for five years. This phase calls for further development of plans drafted in 2006, during the first phase. But some say those plans are badly out of date. Madisonville residents say the plans don’t account for growth in their community since 2006. They are also concerned that a high-speed highway will one day replace Red Bank Road/Expressway, and they want to work with planners to prevent that. “We want ... to make sure that we’re having our

voices heard, but also not slowing the project down or hindering it in any way,” said Madisonville Community Council President Bob Igoe. The community councils in Madisonville, Hyde Park and Oakley, with businesses, schools and others affected by the project, want to create a community advisory council.

The council would work with Eastern Corridor planners to develop a boulevard-style “complete streets” approach to Red Bank Road. Igoe also asked the TID for $75,000 to hire independent engineering and design experts; he and others believe the ODOT plans don’t address the community’s needs, although offi-

cials stress that the plans will be updated, and nothing is set in stone. Portune said the TID would take the proposal under consideration and see if the Saybrook plan would address all or most of the proposal.

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Forest Hills OKs $323,000 bid to replace worn synthetic turf By Forrest Sellers Jonathan Welch, Anderson High School orchestra director, is helping orchestra students prepare for an upcoming concert with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. The concert will be Friday, Jan. 6, at Anderson High School. Students from the Turpin High School orchestra will also participate. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Forest Hills’ orchestras to partner with the symphony By Forrest Sellers

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP — An upcoming concert will bring student and professional musicians together. In January select students from the Anderson and Turpin High School orchestras will perform with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as part of a community outreach initiative. “It’s going to open the community’s eyes to the high level of musicianship in our community as well as show that music and the arts are a very important and necessary part of our curriculum,” said Jonathan Welch, orchestra director at Anderson High School. The students will open a concert with members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Anderson High School, 7560 Forest Road. They will perform the overture from Giuseppe Verdi’s “Nabucco” and be led by Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra associate conductor Robert Trevino.

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under conductor Pablo Heras-Casado will then present a program featuring the music of Robert Schumann and Sergei Prokofiev. Trevino and other members of the orchestra will work directly with the students prior to the concert. “This is a huge honor to have the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, which is one of the best in the country, honor us by working with us,” said Welch. The students have already begun preparing for the concert. Welch is rehearsing with the Anderson orchestra while Turpin High School orchestra director Robin Bierschenk is working with the Turpin students. Tickets for the concert are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Proceeds from the ticket sales will go to the Forest Hills Instrumental Music Association, which is also sponsoring the event. For information or to buy tickets, visit the association’s website at



Brown Stadium at Anderson High School is expected to have a new synthetic turf surface in early 2012. The Forest Hills Local School District Board of Education recently approved a bid from the Motz Group to install the synthetic turf for $323,000. Director of operations Ray Johnson said funding for the project will come from money specifically set aside for replacement of the synthetic turf at both Anderson and Turpin high schools. This money was generated from rental fees for using the Brown Stadium field as well as money saved from the elimination of annual upkeep and maintenance of the previous grass fields.

Johnson said more than $600,000 is currently in the fund. The infill of the synthetic turf will be made from a crumbled rubber product that is used in a majority of synthetic fields, said Johnson. Board member Richard Neumann, a former athletic director in the district, suggested using an acrylic coated sand infill for the synthetic turf. “For soccer it’s a field truer to play,” said Neumann. However the acrylic infill would have cost an additional $50,000. Superintendent Dallas Jackson said based on research there wouldn’t be “a huge appreciable difference” between the acrylic and rubber infill. Johnson said the base of the turf was still in good shape, but the top surface layer needed to be replaced. It had reached the point of its

useful life, he said. The synthetic turf at Brown Stadium was installed in 2003. Board member Forest Heis said the school board would likely have an opportunity to review the matter of which infill is preferable sometime in the future. “I have a feeling in another10 years, there will be another magic product,” he said. Replacement of the turf will begin this month and should be completed in 3 to 4 weeks, said Johnson. All access to the stadium will be closed during the construction period. Johnson said the synthetic turf at Turpin High School, which was installed in 2006, will also eventually need to be replaced. However, a specific time for its replacement has not been determined.

IHM student reads for new book launch ANDERSON TWP. — Through the years, Immaculate Heart of Mary School has strong ties to the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. Thanks to PTO, the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education has been presenting “Mapping Our Tears: Out of the Attic” to the eighth grade class for the past three years as well as connecting IHM to Holocaust speakers. The Center for Holocaust and Humanity teamed recently with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to launch Marguerite Levy-Feibelman’s book “Whisper Your Name into My Ear.” One of IHM’s eighth graders, Clara Weisheit, attended the celebration and read excerpts of the book to audience members as they celebrated freedom. Clara did a wonderful job, putting feeling and strength into her reading. She read the words of the au-

Katie Coyle, left, Clara Weisheit and Lindsey Benvie attend the launch of Marguerite Levy Feibelman's book, "Whisper Your Name into My Ear," at which Wiesheit read to the audience from the book. THANKS TO NANCY GOEBEL

thor’s strength and courage and evoked emotion into the crowd who was there to support a story of resistance. Eighth-grade teachers Katie Coyle and Lindsey Benvie were

also in attendance and were so proud of Clara’s accomplishments and willingness to participate in such a momentous event.

Summit Country Day donates books By Forrest Sellers

Helen Clark, left, incoming director of the lower school at Summit Country Day School, and lower school science specialist Pat Seta stand next to 30 boxes of books which students collected during a recent book drive. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Charity is by the book for Summit Country Day School. The Hyde Park school recently donated 1,000 books to Quebec Heights Elementary School in Price Hill. “I’m very proud of everyone,” said Helen Clark, incoming director of the lower school. “(The book drive) was teacher initiated and student led.”

Students in the lower and middle schools collected 30 boxes of new and gently used books. The initiative was spearheaded by the fourth-grade class. “I liked taking on the responsibility of being a leader,” said fourth-grader and Anderson Township resident Ryan Burns, referring to the fourth grade class’ role in generating interest in the book drive by creating posters and making presentations to classmates. The students could also pro-

vide a donation for books. The idea of a book drive to help Quebec Elementary was first suggested by Pat Seta, a science specialist in the lower school. Seta said she had read in the newspaper that funding for the “Reading is Fundamental” program at Quebec Elementary was being cut. “Many of these kids don’t have a book in their home,” she said. “We wanted to make sure that they did.” Seta had originally suggested

holding the book drive in conjunction with Summit’s book fair. The effort, though, went beyond the book fair with the students taking an active role. “It felt good donating books,” said fourth-grader Connie Nelson, of Hyde Park. The books will be delivered this month.



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Decorated boys set to make waves


By Nick Dudukovich

ANDERSON TWP. — Area boys head to the pool this winter with fast times in mind...


The Redskins take to the water coming off an undefeated (6-0) season from last winter. Junior Connor Davis, who jumped onto the Redskins’ radar last season as a part of the state qualifying 400 freestyle relay team, will return this year with the potential to have a big season in mid-distance and freestyle sprint events. Sophomore Korey Auckerman, who competed with Davis in the 400 relay, will also be back, and will compete in distance freestyle and individual medley races. The third member of that relay team, Casey Gallagher, will also return. He qualified individually for state last season in the backstroke. Head coach Ed Bachman will also look for junior Danny O’Connor, a district qualifier from a season ago, to have a big season in distance freestyle events.


Head coach Rene Contino believes senior leadership will play a big factor in the Spartans’ upcoming season. With two senior state qualifiers returning in 2011-2012, Turpin could be poised to send more swimmers back to Canton later this winter. Senior Tommy Easley will look to build off his junior campaign. Easley went to state in the 100yard freestyle, and was a part of the 400-freestyle and 200-medley relay teams. Fellow senior Alex Kenney, was also a part of those teams, as was junior Phil Englert. Englert, who will compete in freestyle and butterfly events

Anderson High School junior swimmer Connor Davis will attempt to build off his sophomore campaign in 2012. FILE PHOTO this season, was an individual qualifier in the 50-yard freestyle race last season.


The Rockets return this season with a solid core built around Kevin McCarthy, Patrick Rehl and Adam Zalewski. The trio teamed with current sophomore Mitch Bloemer to earn first-team, all-league honors

in the 200-yard freestyle relay last season. McCarthy earned first-team, All-GCL accolades for competing in the 200 freestyle individually, as well as the 100 breaststroke. Rehl should continue to be a factor in distance events, after earning second-team, all-league recognition in the 500 freestyle last winter.

Turpin's Zach McCormick dunks the ball in the first half of the boys basketball game between the Turpin Spartans and the Amelia Barons at Amelia High School. The Spartans earned their first win of the season by trouncing Amelia, 82-46, Dec. 2. JIM OWENS/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Area girls set to swim for success

ter after making a splash during her freshman campaign. Spelman qualified for the 500 freestyle event last winter and placed fifth overall. She was also on the 400 freestyle team with Morgan and and Hazelbaker. “Experience will be a huge asset to our team this year,” Contino said. “...Our other biggest strength is our depth, which will help us in our dual meet season.” Like Anderson, the squad will compete in the Coaches’ Classic, Jan. 14 and 15.

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The Lady Redskins return to the pool with accomplished upperclassmen set to make waves during the 2011-2012 campaign. In the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events, head coach Ed Bachman and company should be able to count on senior Nicki Holtkamp. Holtkamp qualified for the state championships in the 50 during her sophomore year, and Bachman said the senior returned much improved this season. Senior Cecilia Rose also returns this season and will compete in backstroke and butterfly events. After qualifying for districts last winter, Rose is hungry for a state meet appearance, according to Bachman. The 12th-year Anderson head coach added that Christeena Parsons would also like to punch her ticket for the state meet in Canton later this winter. Parsons, who is working her


Turpin's Molly Hazelbaker will look to build off an impressive 2010-2011 campaign this winter. FILE PHOTO way back from an injury, qualified for districts last season in the 200 freestyle. A big early test for the squad should come during the Southwest Coaches’ Classic, Jan 14 and 15. The event features the top swimmers from the region and is held at Milford and St. Xavier high schools.


Expectations will be high for the Lady Spartans after placing third at the state meet a season ago.

Fortunately for Turpin, head coach Rene Contino and company will return several swimmers who helped Turpin become one of the elite teams in the region last winter. In freestyle and backstroke events, Molly Hazelbaker, who has committed to Ohio State University, is set to return after placing third at the state meet in the 200 freestyle, and fourth in the 500 freestyle. Senior Sam Hardewig, who is a University of Nebraska commit, will also be back after qual-

ifying for state in the 200 individual medley, as well as the 100 breaststroke. The Spartans should also be strong in relay events, with the return of Valerie Broger, Morgan Contino and Shaylynn Spelman. Morgan competed in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays, as well as the 200 medley relay at state last season. Borger joined Contino on the 200 teams, in addition to qualifying individually in the 50 freestyle. Spelman, a sophomore, will also look to make waves this win-

The Rockets enter the 20112012 season led by Olivia Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick, who is expected to compete in backstroke and freestyle events, according to coach Cindy Weeks, earned first-team, all-conference honors in the 100yard backstroke a season ago. She was also a part of the 200yard medley team, along with Amanda Bradley, Ashley Dundon and Michelle LeMaster, that captured first-team, all-league recognition last winter. Kate Leyes, who is a freshman, should also give McNick a boost in breaststroke events.





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» McNicholas opened its season with a 42-33 win over Clermont Northeastern, Nov. 28. Sophomore guard Ashley Taylor had 14 points to lead the Rockets. » Turpin led at halftime, 20-8, over Oak Hills and never looked back. Mariah Gador had 16 points as the Spartans won, 36-26, Dec. 1.

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Anderson Township Little League and Champions Baseball Academy are starting a joint player development program. All 2012 registered ATLL players will be eligible to participate in the new player development program at no additional charge. The players will have exclusive use of the new Champions Baseball complex on select dates this winter in preparation for the spring season. Baseball activities will include use of batting cages, pitching tunnels,

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What is your favorite holiday TV show or movie? Favorite holiday live performance, production or concert? Favorite holiday song? Why do you like them? “I could watch ‘White Christmas’ over and over and over. Who can grow tired of Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby, and Rosemary Clooney? Even though I'm only in my 30s, I'm not really big into the newer Christmas movies (even though I do like Fred Claus). “Every Christmas, I also read the book ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ to my children – they never get tired of hearing about the Herdman children. It is a great message in an entertaining story that is timeless for all ages.” A.N. “Favorite holiday TV show/ movie? ‘A Christmas Story,’ about Ralphie and the BB gun! The reason? It is hilarious, extremely clever, not cliched (and not easily copied), well-acted, and funny as all get-out. (Probably the funniest parts were the ones where Ralphie beats the bully up, and where the kid gets his tongue stuck to the pole.)” Bill B.



Food pantry thanks the community In this season of giving, we, at Inter Parish Ministry, are truly grateful for the generosity and support shown to us throughout this year. For the past several years we have served more and more people each month as the economy continued to decline. Economic conditions have not only affected low income and working poor families, but also our donors, who may be struggling to support us as generously as they have in years past. Some people who were previous donors find themselves in need and have come through our doors for help. Food assistance is becoming the “new normal.” Food pantries are no longer used just to meet

emergency food needs. Families rely more and more on pantries to put food on their tables. The new faces of hunger come from evLindsey ery neighborEin Many COMMUNITY PRESS hood. have jobs but GUEST COLUMNIST are “underemployed.” Seniors who have lost their retirement savings often have to choose between paying a medical bill and buying food. It is staggering to think that the words spoken by President Franklin Roosevelt so many

years ago still apply. Tens of thousands of our neighbors are “ill housed, ill clothed and ill nourished.” Dwindling food supplies and donations are making it more and more difficult to meet the growing demand. At Inter Parish Ministry, we have experienced a 30 percent increase in families coming to us for assistance every month in 2011. In the past 3 years, the demand has risen 115 percent. We serve all of Clermont County and parts of eastern Hamilton County and over 15,000 people have visited our locations in Newtown and Batavia this year, the most in our 47-year history. So far, because of our supporters,

we have not turned anyone in our service areas away. Saying thank you seems inadequate, but this is the season of gratitude and we want to let you know that we appreciate this community of support. Thank you to every person who has embraced our mission by giving of your time and treasure. Thank you to our volunteers and our donors who have helped provide hope to our neighbors in need throughout the year. You truly have made a difference. Lindsey Ein is the executive director of Inter Parish Ministry.

Ohioans can control premature birth rate The report card is in. Ohio gets a “C” for its rate of premature births. The report was recently released by the March of Dimes. Even though preterm birth rates improved in almost every state between 2006 and 2009, the report card shows grounds for improvement. Ohio moved up from last year’s grade of “D.” There was a decrease in the number of late preterm births but no change in the number of uninsured women and an increase in the number of women smoking. Premature birth, which is birth before 37 weeks gestation, is a serious health problem that is the leading cause of infant death. Babies who do survive an early birth often face lifelong health challenges, such as cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities and other consequences. Health improvement initiatives can go a long way toward

controlling the prematurity problem. Moms-to-be must take steps like these to positively influence the term of pregnancy. Robert » Get reguflora prenatal COMMUNITY PRESS lar care. These visGUEST COLUMNIST its can help your healthcare provider monitor you and your baby’s health. » Eat healthy foods. During a pregnancy, women need more folic acid, calcium, iron, protein and other essential nutrients, and a daily prenatal vitamin. » Manage chronic conditions. Uncontrolled diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes increase the risk of preterm labor. » Follow your health care provider’s guidelines for activity. If

you develop signs or symptoms of preterm labor, your healthcare provider may suggest working fewer hours or other ways to limit activity. » Avoid smoking, alcohol and recreational drugs. They are all off limits, and even over-thecounter supplements and medications deserve caution. » Ask your healthcare provider about the safety of sex and limit stress. » Take care of your teeth. Some studies suggest gum disease may be associated with preterm labor and premature birth. There are other ways health care providers and their patients can tackle the problem of prematurity, such as providing progesterone treatments for women who are medically eligible, avoiding multiples from fertility treatments and avoiding elective Csections and inductions of labor

before 39 weeks of pregnancy, unless medically necessary. Additionally, there are great incentive programs available to help moms-to-be stay on the right health track. Buckeye Community Health Plan’s Smart Start for Your Baby program even offers patients cash incentives for going to prenatal, post-partum and well-baby visits for the first 15 months of life. A program to help stop smoking also is available for pregnant women. There are so many ways Ohioans can proactively influence the health of their unborn babies. If we all work together we can improve the grade for the next report card. Robert Flora is the Buckeye Community Health Plan Chief Medical Officer


“Call me old fashioned, call me a traditionalist, but still tops in the Holiday movie department has to be the animated version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ with Mr. Magoo, followed by ‘A Christmas Story’ (the kid wanting a Red Rider BB Gun). “A live performance for the holidays has to be with the Pops at Music Hall. Favorite Holiday Song, ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing,’ all of these bring back fond memories growing up.” O.H.R. “There's nothing quite as fun as gathering around the tube to watch a classic holiday movie with family and good friends. For us, it's a real toss-up between two of the most hilarious films ever made (both starring, of course, Chevy Chase). Whether you choose the betterknown ‘Christmas Vacation’ or my personal favorite ‘Funny Farm,’ you'll be in stitches. Have a good laugh and a joyous holiday season. 'Nuff said!” M.M. “Whenever I hear ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ by Vince Guaraldi Trio I can't help but get into the Christmas Spirit (but PLEASE not before Thanksgiving!) “And I quote from the movie ‘Elf’ all season. Favorites lines include ‘Buddy the Elf, What's your favorite color?’ and ‘You sit on a throne of lies’ and ‘Did you hear that?’” V.L.T. “‘A Christmas Story’ by far! ” J.K.

Three $100 grants are given to local charities in a check presentation at The Duke Energy Children's Museum. Sisters Amy Bushman, third from left, and Emma Bushman, sixth from left, co-founded Bake Me Home, a charity to help moms and kids at a homeless family shelter. Julia Feldman, second from left in front, received a grant for Community Kids. She began a youth giving circle. Samantha Ladrigan, of Anderson Township, third from right in front, started Creating Smiles for Kids with her family. They are giving the grant to Star Shine Hospice at Children's Hospital. They raised money through bake sales at local restaurants. Kellon Roddy, of Sharonville, fifth from left, received a grant for Catholics United for the Poor. He had a summer lemonade and snack stand. THANKS TO ALISON BUSHMAN


Meets at 7 p.m., the third Thursday of the month, 7850 Five Mile Road. Phone: 688-8400. Web site: Trustees Peggy Reis, Russell Jackson Jr. and Kevin O’Brien; Fiscal Officer Kenneth Dietz. Township Administrator Vicky Earhart; Assistant Administrator for Operations Steve Sievers; Planning and Zoning Director Paul Drury; Public Works Director Richard Shelley; Facilities Manager Mark Magna; Police District 5 Commander Lt. Mike Hartzler, 4745770; Fire Chief Mark Ober, 688-8400; Event Coordinator Amy Meyer.




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Elke Hartman and Donna Vitt, of Western Hills, enjoy a drink at the Saks Fifth Avenue and Wellness Community Key to the Cure charitable shopping event. THANKS TO JAMIE

Francie Condon, of Montgomery, left, and Emily Woodruff, of Anderson Township, have some fun for a good cause at the Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure event. THANKS TO




Pam McDonald, of Mount Washington, left, Linda Green, of Indian Hill, Mo Dunne, of Oakley, and Harry Davidow, of downtown, attend the Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure event. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

SHOPPERS AID CANCER RESEARCH More than 100 friends and supporters of The Wellness Community, a local non-profit cancer support agency, enjoyed a fun evening of food, entertainment, and of course shopping, at Saks Fifth Avenue on recently during a stylish in-store preview party that celebrated Saks’ 13th annual Key to the Cure charitable shopping initiative to fight women’s cancers. Internationally known jewelry designer Marco Bicego made a return visit for his second Key to the Cure appearance, greeting guests and discussing his designs. Bicego’s popular jewelry blends old world Italian craftsmanship with tradition, passion and imagination, bringing new meaning to “everyday luxury.” Key to the Cure is a national shopping event sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue and the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Women's Cancer Research Fund benefiting local cancer-related programs and non-profits across the country. Since its inception in 1999, the event has raised more than $34 million nationwide. Two percent of local sales from Oct.19-23 were directed to The Wellness Community (TWC) to help fund the non-profit organization’s free programs of support, education and hope for people with cancer and their loved ones offered locally in Blue Ash, Ft. Wright, Clifton, downtown and Western Hills. The Wellness Community trustee emeritus and event chairwoman April Davidow worked with Saks Fifth Avenue General Manager Kevin Shibley and Marketing Director Lindsey Huttenbauer to plan the party.

Theresa Moran and Marco Bicego enjoy a moment at the Key to the Cure shopping event at Saks Fifth Avenue. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Karen Martin, of Loveland, Sally Kurz, of Loveland, Tom Young, of Symmes Township, Stephanie Quehl, of Loveland, and Jennifer Homer, of Loveland, enjoy some shopping at Saks to raise money for The Wellness Community. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Debbie Waller and Sandy Rubin, of Madeira, shop and sip drinks for a good cause at Saks Fifth Avenue's Key to the Cure. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Betty Cookendorfer, Marco Bicego and Anna Bianco chat at the recent Key to the Cure shopping event at Saks Fifth Avenue. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Harry Davidow, Marco Bicego and Rick Bryan, of Blue Ash, chat at the Key to the Cure event at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Rich Moore, of Pleasant Ridge, Jim Barton, of Oakley, and Tom Young, of Symmes Township, attend the Key to the Cure charitable shopping event at Saks Fifth Avenue.



Eve Tedeschi, left, Saks fashion jewelry buyer, Kevin Shibley, Saks general manager; and Heather Blevins, Saks jewelry manager enjoy the Key to the Cure event at Saks. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Amanda Baker, of Wyoming, left, Lucy Ward, of Hyde Park, and Executive Director Rick Bryan, of Blue Ash, attend the Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure shopping event. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, DEC. 8 Community Dance Beechmont Squares, 7:30-10 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Westernstyle square dance club for experienced dancers. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Health / Wellness Mercy’s Got Your Back, 6-7:30 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Dr. Michael Kramer, and Dr. Matthew McLaughlin, physicians who specialize in treating back and spine conditions, discuss causes and symptoms of back pain, as well as surgical and non-surgical options for treatment. Free. Registration required. Presented by Mercy Health Partners. 624-1260; Anderson Township.

Music - Concerts Cincinnati Civic Orchestra Holiday Concert, 7-9 p.m., Parkside Christian Church, 6986 Salem Road, Festive Sounds of Hanukkah and a Christmas Festival. Music of Charles Ives, Silvestri, Ballard, Frederick Delius, Leroy Anderson, Arcangelo Corelli and more. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Civic Orchestra. 861-9978; Anderson Township. Collin Raye, 8 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Country music singer and guitarist. $49.75 front, $42.75 orchestra, $34.75 balcony. 731-8000; Oakley.

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

On Stage - Theater The Santaland Diaries, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Performance Center, 3900 Eastern Ave., Recounts the daily humiliations and observations made by David Sedaris during his first New York job: Working as an elf in the midst of Macy’s Santaland. After intermission, True Theatre presents “trueCHRISTMAS,” featuring real people telling real stories about their own memorable holiday experiences. Intended for mature audiences only. $23, $18 ages 60 and up, $15 students. Presented by New Edgecliff Theatre. 888-588-0137; Columbia Tusculum. Willy Wonka the Musical, 7:30 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Stage musical based on Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s novel. Sweet-natured boy named Charlie and four other winners get tour of a lifetime in a mysterious candymaker’s factory. $12, $10 advance. Presented by Brieabi Productions. Through Dec. 11. 497-5000; Anderson Township.

Recreation Pre-School Open Gym, 9:3011:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Playground atmosphere indoors. Unstructured playtime for parents and Pre-Schoolers. Ages 4 and under. Family friendly. $2. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. Through March 29. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

FRIDAY, DEC. 9 Art & Craft Classes Open Studios, 6-9 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Explore studio spaces, enjoy new artwork from diverse group of professional artists, live demos, drinks and food. Free. 321-0206; Oakley. What A Relief - Kilncasting 101, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Create an original kilncast glass relief from start to finish. Students will be guided through the entire kilncasting process, from model making in clay to hand-building a refractory mold to be fired in the kiln. Students will be working in relief to create one original kilncast piece, highlighting the depth and detail unique to kilncasting. No experience necessary. Please wear clothes and/or an apron and shoes you don’t mind getting messy with clay and plaster. Includes lunch break. $85. Registration required. 321-0206; parms/1/class/what_a_relief__kilncasting_101.html. Oakley.

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

Presented by Comboni Missionaries. 474-4997. Anderson Township. Luminaria, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place, Carolers, stargazing, gift shop and hot drinks. Shuttles between Mount Lookout Square and Observatory. Free. 321-5186; Mount Lookout.

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Art Exhibits Multiplicity and Hang It Up, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, Free. 321-0206; Oakley. Holiday Show, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Miller Gallery, 871-4420; Hyde Park.


Clubs & Organizations

Ball Call for Kids, 5 p.m., Anderson Center Station, 7832 Five Mile Road, Testicular Cancer Society attempting Guinness World Record for the Largest Donation of Sports Balls in 24 Hours. Participants drop off new or slightly used sports balls. Benefits Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Free. Through Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. Presented by Testicular Cancer Society. 696-9827; Anderson Township.

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. See website for monthly program. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Tri-State Knitting Guild. Through Jan. 14. 859-462-3333; Oakley.

Business Seminars Job Search Learning Labs, 1-3:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., Technically-oriented learning opportunities for those in job transition. Free. Presented by Job Search Learning Labs. 4743100; Anderson Township.

Cooking Classes Cook Like a Wokstar Cooking Class, 1-4 p.m., Oriental Wok, 2444 Madison Road, Exclusive Chef Series. Hands-on class. Learn to use wok, Chinese knife skills and many more cooking techniques. Four-course lunch included. $55. Registration required. 871-6888; Hyde Park.

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

Princess Tea and Winter Ball, 9:30-10:15 a.m. (Ages 2-3: $10, $8 advance) and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Ages 3 1/2-5: $15, $12 advance.), Beech Acres Park RecPlex, 6915 Beechmont Ave., Pretend tea, treats and special appearance from a princess. Family friendly. Registration required. Presented by Anderson Township Park District. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

Music - Concerts Jackyl, 8 p.m., Inner Circle, 4343 Kellogg Ave., With Rootbound and Sinners. $20. 321-0220; East End.

Nature Winter in the Woodlands, 6-8 p.m., California Woods Nature Preserve, 5400 Kellogg Ave., Families and adults follow luminaria-lit trail on leisurely self guided walk and make crafts. Includes music by fire. $5. Reservations required by Dec. 10. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 231-8678; California.

On Stage - Theater The Santaland Diaries, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Performance Center, $23, $18 ages 60 and up, $15 students. 888-588-0137; Columbia Tusculum. Willy Wonka the Musical, 7:30 p.m., Anderson Center, $12, $10 advance. 497-5000; Anderson Township.

SATURDAY, DEC. 10 Art & Craft Classes December Family Open House: Ornaments, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Celebrate holidays by making ornaments with your family. Bring parents, grandpar-

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Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township.

Films The Phenomenon Bruno Groning, 1:30-7:30 p.m., Center for Spiritual Living of Greater Cincinnati, 5701 Murray Ave., Documentary film following the life of the “Miracle Healer.” Includes two intermissions. Ages 21 and up. Free. Presented by Bruno Groening Circle of Friends. 899-3115; email Fairfax.

Holiday - Christmas Christmas Cookie and Candy Walk, 9 a.m.-noon, Cherry Grove United Methodist Church, 1428 Eight Mile Road, Fellowship Hall. Walk among goodieladen tables, selecting assortment of homemade cookies and candies for $6.50 per pound. 474-1428. Anderson Township.

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

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

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

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

Musica Sacra Christmas Concert, 3-4 p.m., Our Lord Christ the King Church, 3223 Linwood Ave., Helmut J. Roehrig and Musica Sacra Chorus and Orchestra present Johann C.F. Bach’s “Wachet Auf” (Sleepers Awake) and Felix Mendelssohn’s “Die Geburt Christi” (The Birth of Christ) along with additional Psalms and Motets of the Season. Free. Presented by Musica Sacra Chorus and Orchestra. 385-5583; Mount Lookout. Christmas with VAE: Contemplative and Candlelit, 5 p.m., Summit Country Day, 2161 Grandin Road, Chapel. Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble. Presented by VAE, Cincinnati’s Vocal Arts Ensemble. 871-4700; Hyde Park.

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

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

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The Santaland Diaries, 7:30 p.m., Columbia Performance Center, $23, $18 ages 60 and up, $15 students. 888-588-0137; Columbia Tusculum. Willy Wonka the Musical, 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m., Anderson Center, $12, $10 advance. 497-5000; Anderson Township.

Willy Wonka the Musical, 2 p.m., Anderson Center, $12, $10 advance. 497-5000; Anderson Township.

Shopping The Great Cookie Caper, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Ave., Hundreds of pounds of cookies, candy and gift items. Includes music, activities for children and quilt raffle. Benefits Inter Parish Ministries and St. Thomas Discretionary Fund. Family friendly. Free. 831-2052; Terrace Park.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Room 205. Book discussion group. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 583-1248. Hyde Park. Scleroderma Foundation Support Group, 1-3 p.m., Mercy Hospital Medical Office Building II, 7502 State Road, Conference Room A. To help scleroderma patient and their friends deal with the devastating symptoms of the disease and its emotional impacts. Free. Presented by Scleroderma Foundation. 232-5210. Anderson Township.

SUNDAY, DEC. 11 Education Anderson Township History Room, 1-4 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, Lower level. Learn about the history of Anderson Township through photos, hands-on exhibits and artifacts. Free. Through Dec. 28. 688-8400. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Cardio Kick Boxing, 6-7 p.m., Anderson Taekwondo Black Belt Academy, 8510 Beechmont Ave., Led by George Sizemore, thirddegree black belt and co-owner of ATA Black Belt Academy. $5. 293-0293; Anderson Township.

Holiday - Christmas Animated Nativity Display, 4-9 p.m., Comboni Mission Center, 1318 Nagel Road, Opening night with live entertainment and special activities. Christmas story presented with narration, lights, animation and music. Mission market, Nativity sets, Christmas boutique and mission museum. Free, canned good donations accepted.

MONDAY, DEC. 12 Clubs & Organizations Anderson Senior Center Genealogy Group, 2:30 p.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave., With editors of the Family Tree Magazine. Includes punch and cookies. Anyone interested in genealogy welcome. Free, donations accepted. 474-3100. Anderson Township. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 6:30-7:15 p.m., Anderson Hills United Methodist Church, 7515 Forest Road, Take Off Pounds Sensibly weekly support meeting. Presented by TOPS. 5285959. Anderson Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clough United Methodist Church, $5. 379-4900. Anderson Township. Pilates, 7:15-8:15 p.m., Fitness For Function, 8298 Clough Pike, Suite 8, Improve core control, coordination, standing alignment and balance with Pilates mat exercises. With Katie Cline. $10. 233-3484; Anderson Township.

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

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

TUESDAY, DEC. 13 Business Meetings After Hours, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road, $5. Presented by Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce. 474-4802. Anderson Township.

Education Anderson Township History Room, 6-9 p.m., Anderson Center, Free. 688-8400. Anderson Township.

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

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

Recreation Pre-School Open Gym, 9:3011:30 a.m., Beech Acres Park RecPlex, $2. 388-4515. Anderson Township.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14 Art & Craft Classes Kids+Me: Glass Wreath, 4-5 p.m., Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., Use glass components to create and decorate one-of-a-kind fused glass wreath. No experience necessary. Ages 5-18. $18. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley. STACKS, 10 a.m.-noon, Brazee Street Studios, 4426 Brazee St., After learning glass cutting 101, students design and create own STACKS 11-inch bowl using new cutting skills. $75. Registration required. 321-0206; Oakley.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7:30-8:30 p.m., United Church of Christ in Oakley, Donations accepted. 231-0733. Oakley. Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 8101 Beechmont Ave., Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Anderson Township. Job Loss Support Group, 7:30-9 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 7820 Beechmont Ave., Unload burdens, get support, ask questions and understand grief. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Catholic Charities SouthWestern Ohio. 241-7745. Anderson Township.



Nye’s mints stood the test of time When I heard that Beverly Nye was coming to our area for book signings, I was more than happy. Bev was a mentor to me and, along with my mom, Mary Nader, encompassed all that I wanted to achieve, both professionally and personally. In fact, Bev was the original columnist for our paper, and was THE cook in the ‘80s on Bob Braun’s show. Bev went on to national fame and retired in South Jordan, Utah. But “retired” isn’t what Bev ever did. She’s as active today as she was when she lived in Cincinnati. In fact, she’s republishing her two bestsellers, “A Family Raised on Sunshine” and “A Family Raised on Rainbows,” into a combined book. I, for one, will be purchasing the set since mine are always on loan to somebody. I wanted to share one of Bev’s recipes that has truly stood the test of time. It’s as popular now as it was when she first published it.

Beverly Nye's “Basic Mints”

While it is nice enough just rolled into patties, you can also mold it in a candy mold for pretty shapes. These are nice for a holiday gathering. Knead together by hand or in mixer:

8 oz. package cream cheese, room temperature 2 pounds powdered sugar Flavoring and coloring to taste

I like to roll them in sugar immediately after shaping. Store, covered, in refrigerator up to two weeks.

Poppycock/Moose Munch, as good as Harry & David This caramel-coated popcorn with nuts flies off the shelves and is pricey to boot. I first tasted this during a gifts from the kitchen class I taught at Jungle Jim's with Carol Tabone and Janet Hontanosas. Carol made it and dubbed it “popcorn nut crunch.” I’ve renamed it since to me it’s as good as the Poppycock or Moose Munch you can buy, maybe better. I’m working on a recipe for a chocolate-coated version and will share that. 1 bag natural popcorn, popped 3 cups mixed lightly salted nuts (Carol used a mixture of unsalted, toasted pecans, almonds and cashews) 11⁄3 cups sugar ½ cup light corn syrup 1 cup unsalted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional, since I forgot to add it to mine and it tasted good)

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Dog parks fun if you play by rules When I was small, my mother enforced good manners. In fact, one of the most well Marsie Hall worn books Newbold on my bookMARSIE’S shelf was a MENAGERIE tome written especially for genteel young ladies entitled, “White Gloves and Party Manners.” It provided guidance in vital behavior issues such as table manners, what to say if you might burp in public and how to address a king or queen if you were to find yourself in their company. Now that I’m a middle-

aged woman with a lifetime of experience behind me, I can attest that those “rules” have come in very handy. (Even though the closest I have come to royalty was meeting the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, who obviously never listened to her mother at all.) Good manners, I have found, are the key to getting along with others. And one place where I see people not being on their very best behavior is at dog parks. It seems that nearly every time I take my dog Nosey to one, some issue comes up. For example, twice now, the same dog has tried to “make love” to her quite aggressively and the owner has not taken

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steps to stop it until I have become quite vocal. The second time it happened, I put Nosey’s leash on her and left immediately. The owner defended himself and his dog’s actions by laughing and saying, “It’s OK, he’s neutered.” I replied that it was far from OK and that he needed to control his dog. Angry and frustrated over this and other previous incidents, I turned to Facebook, asking my friends their thoughts and advice on dog parks. I really hit a nerve, because within an hour I had several dozen replies. Here are some of their thoughts: (Some paraphrased for brevity.) Emily Lehr Wallace: “If your dog is not fixed, it has no business in a dog park. Intact male dogs completely change the entire atmosphere as soon as they enter the park. Dogs large or small, neutered or not, all immediately want to prove that they’re the big dog and fights often ensue.” Bonnie Preisler: “No human food, no excuses. Obey the individual park’s rules, whether you agree with them or not. If you don’t agree, go to another park.” Judy Anne Frederick Owsley: “I do not like it when people come to the park to socialize with their friends, do not supervise

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their dogs and are oblivious when their dogs misbehave.” Jessie Gridley Kuhn: “If you go to a dog park, expect to get dirty.” Cindy Pabst Sherlock: “Keep aggressive dogs at home.” Angel Wilhelm Murphy: “Always obey the rules on weight limits for dogs. If you don’t, don’t blame her for what happens.” Lori Graham-Nixon: “As long as you have your pooper scooper, I am happy to share the park!” Ryan Stacy: “Love dog parks. My pet peeve is strangers who forget that I’m there to spend time with my dog, not them.” Following the rules and the judicious use of diplomacy is key to being a good dog park citizen, says my friend Jeff Thomas, owner of Pets Plus pet shop in Taylor Mill and a member of the board of directors of the Kenton Paw Park ( And he should know as he wrote the rules that are kept in waterproof boxes throughout the park. “It’s a matter of everybody has to follow some rules,” he explains. “The dog parks themselves must establish rules that make them a safe and fun environment for everybody. Secondly, they need to enforce them.”

Dog owners who want to use a dog park’s resources must first and foremost take responsibility for their dogs and be vigilant at all times. A dog park is not the place to socialize with your friends, he counsels. Remember that you are there to supervise your pet. That way the experience can be enjoyable for all. If despite your best efforts and problems arise, he suggests that problems be handled non-confrontationally. Having someone else with you when you approach the other owner works best. Point to the rules that should be clearly posted at all dog parks and ask that they follow them. A good thing to say might be, “I don’t want you to get into trouble … ” He also warns that if you need to step in and break something up between your dog and another, grab your own dog’s collar or tail. Do not attempt to handle another person’s dog. “Using common sense and following a few rules can make visits to the dog park and safe and enjoyable experience for everyone,” Thomas says. For more pet care tips, visit If you have ideas for future columns, contact Marsie Hall Newbold at

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Anderson man, boy playing Santa, Elf in the ‘Holiday Follies’ ANDERSON TWP. — Ian Baker and Leo Northart III both of Anderson Township, have roles in The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s “Holiday Follies,” Dec. 2-4 and 10-11 at the Taft Theatre. Northart has the role of Santa Claus, and Baker will appear as Little Stan, an Elf Baker attends Summit Elementary. He has been in a number of theatrical shows. Most recently, he was a Wickersham Brother in “Suessical” for Nagel Middle School. He has also played an Elf in the Children’s Theatre’s “Holiday Follies 2,” a suitor in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” at Nagel Middle School and The Beast in his summer theatre workshop of “Beauty and the Beast.” He has been dancing since age 3 and is with The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati for a second season. Northart was a voice major at Indiana University School of Music where he had the opportunity to do a USO tour of the Orient as a Varsity Singing Hoosier. With the Children’s Theatre, he’s appeared in Disney’s “Peter Pan JR.” (Noodler), “How I Became a Pirate” (Braid Beard), “Holiday Follies” and “Holiday Follies 2” (Santa), Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast, JR.” (Maurice), Disney’s “Mulan, JR.” (Laozi), “Robin Hood” (Friar Tuck), “Seussical, JR.” (Horton), “Rudolph” (Santa) and Disney’s “Aladdin, JR.” (Sultan); on the Showboat Majestic in “...Forum” (Psedulous), “Shenandoah” (Charlie Anderson), “Where's Charley” (Sir Francis Chesney) and “Oliver!” (Fagin). “Annie” (Daddy

Leo Northart III, left, and Ian Baker, both of Anderson Township, have roles in The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's "Holiday Follies," Dec. 10-11 at the Taft Theatre. THANKS TO KRISTA PILLE

Leo Northart III rehearses as Santa Claus in The Children's Theatre's upcoming production of "Holiday Follies." THANKS TO KRISTA PILLE

Warbucks) “Fiddler…”(Tevye); and at the Covedale in “A Christmas Carol” (Christmas Present & Fezziwig) and “Peter Pan” (Smee). Favorite shows include “Camelot” (King Arthur) where he met his wife, Mary, who was playing Guinevere. The show is being di-

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Hot soup set to be served after winter park hikes The Winter Hike Series is a very popular event that offers challenging hikes along beautiful trails in five different parks. These hikes are a great opportunity to kick that cabin fever and enjoy the great outdoors with friends! Hikes will be held on consecutive Saturday mornings at10 a.m. and will cover four to 5.5 miles of nature trails. Each hike will pay off with a hot bowl of soup and beverages at the end of the journey. The following are the dates and locations for the hikes and the menu: Jan. 7 – Winton Woods; bean soup with cornbread Jan. 14 – Sharon Woods; chicken noodle soup Jan. 21 – Miami Whitewater; forest chili soup and crackers Jan. 28 – Woodland Mound; chicken and wild rice soup Feb. 4 – Shawnee Lookout; vegetable beef and barley soup Registration is required at by Tuesday, Dec. 20. The Winter Hike Series is $5 per person, per hike. Children 12 and under may hike for free and must be accompanied by a registered adult. Space is limited and hikes are available until full. Pets are prohibited and drop-ins are not accepted. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($10 annual; $3 daily) is required to enter the parks. For additional information, please visit or call 513-521-

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Breakfast Buffet • December 11th – 9:00 a.m.-Noon Eggs / Sausage / Bacon / Pancakes / Fruit / Breads & Coffeecakes Coffee / Milk / Juices Bluegrass music with Mary Zistler & Old Coney Bluegrass Band Adults - $7.00 & Children - $3.00

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works and receive the first installments of their awards. Adams creates stained glass pieces. She received her bachelor’s in fine arts with a focus in secondary art education from Ohio University. Since Adams’ passion has been supported by her parents, she plans to move to their home to better support their needs. This award will allow her to continue to maintain a studio at the Pendleton Art Center, and help her meet her artistic aspirations while expanding her work in the medium. Summerfair Cincinnati is the largest non-governmental and exclusive source of monetary awards for individual artists in the Greater Cincinnati area. Additional information about Summerfair Cincinnati and its activities is available on, or by calling 5310050.


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Incidents/investigations Theft Bike taken at Sherwood Elementary School at Grantham Way, Nov. 4. Laptop computer taken from room at Salem Park Nursing Home at Salem Road, Nov. 11. Merchandise taken from Kroger; $349 at Beechmont Avenue, Nov. 10.

CINCINNATI DISTRICT 2 Arrests/citations Sonny Eugene Ross, born 1967, possession of drug paraphernalia, 5916 Madison Road, Nov. 9. Tory M. Luken, born 1964, larceny, 2120 Beechmont Ave., Nov. 4. Christopher G Corder, born 1981, theft under $300, 1508 Sutton Ave., Nov. 8. Michael Neidich, born 1988, possession of drugs, 1818 Sutton Ave., Nov. 8. Billy Joe Addison, born 1983, possession of drugs, 6351 Beechmont Ave., Nov. 10. Amber L. Mundy, born 1974, possession of drugs, 6623 Beechmont Ave., Nov. 11. Janice Ann Scholl, born 1959, assault, 2122 Salvador St., Nov. 13. Darryl Batchelor, born 1987, aggravated menacing, domestic violence, Nov. 14. Jonathan Christian, born 1992, theft under $300, 508 Tusculum



The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Anderson Township, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Lt. Mike Hartzler, District 5 commander, 825-2280 » Cincinnati District 2, California and Mount Washington, Capt. Paul Broxterman, District 2 commander, police officer Germaine Love, neighborhood officer, 979-4400 » Newtown, Tom Synan, chief, 561-7697 or 825-2280 Ave., Nov. 14. Kenneth E. Hayden Jr., born 1990, theft under $300, 434 Tusculum Ave., Nov. 14. Tommy Annes, born 1991, theft under $300, 508 Tusculum Ave., Nov. 14. Danny Verdon, born 1971, receiving stolen property, 6259 Crestview Place, Nov. 15. Kimberly Woods, born 1978, drug abuse, child endangering or neglect, illegal possession of prescription drugs, possession of drugs paraphernalia, trafficking, 2226 Salvador St., Nov. 15. Rimsky Mann, born 1978, drug abuse, misdemeanor drug possession, possession of drugs paraphernalia, trafficking, 2226 Beechmont Ave., Nov. 15. Harvie E. O'Connor, born 1981, theft under $300, 2120 Beechmont Ave., Nov. 18. Clarence Young, born 1969, domestic violence, Nov. 20.

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DEATHS JoAnn Boehmer

JoAnn Boehmer, 71, of Anderson Township died Nov. 27. Survived by children Buddy (Kim) and Michael (Katrina) Boehmer, Pam (Gene) Erickson, Sandy (Jeff) Mann, Kim (Jerry) Gray, Michelle (Rex) Barnes, Karen (Steve) Noble and Debbie (Dave) Pilcher; sister, Rose Hartman; 27 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by father, Warren Hook; and mother,

Buelah Vinson.

Josephine N. Fusaro

Josephine N. Fusaro, 96, of Mount Washington died Nov. 19. Survived by sister, Virginia; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Michael J. Fusaro; father, Pasquale Salzarulo; mother, Marie Donatello; and siblings Michael and Anthony Salzarulo and Ann Sciarra. Services were Nov. 25 at Our Lord Christ the King Church,

Preceded in death by husband, Jack Joseph Mullens; father, Jessie Griffith; mother, Helen Miller; and siblings Gerry, Wanda and Clifford. Services were Dec. 2 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.

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Gloria J. Mullins

Gloria J. Mullins, 65, of Mount Washington died Nov. 29.

Survived by children Dwayne (Donna) Barnes, David Barnes, Jack Mullins II and Steven Lee (Chris) Mullins; several grandchildren; and dog, Troubles.

Robert L. Winterman

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terman; step-children Marquita, Eva and Ashley; siblings Becky, Georgie, Terry, Gary, JD, Donald and Dale; and grandchildren Brenton, Sophie, Tanner, Joseph, Chloe and Josie. Preceded in death by father, George Mike Winterman; and mother, Flora Mae Williams. Services were Dec. 2 at T.P. White and Sons Funeral Home, Mount Washington.


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Church set to host Christmas party Dec. 7 Faith Christian Fellowship Church in Newtown, 6800 School St., will host the annual Christmas party which is open to the public and is free.

The party is Wednesday, Dec. 7, beginning with a free dinner at 6:15 p.m. Following dinner is the evening event titled, “The Glory of the Incarnation.” The

feature presentation is a dramatic characterization of Mary, Jesus’ mother, performed by Vickie Gaynier. Gaynier is known for her dramatic character en-

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Clough Pike crash injures three ANDERSON TWP. — A two-vehicle crash Nov. 28 sent three people to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries, according to a report from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. Around 7 p.m. Anderson

Township resident Helen Payne, 74, was driving east on Clough Pike near State Road when her car struck a pothole, according to po-

Jeep Cherokee carrying two 17-year-old passengers, police said. Payne was trapped in her vehicle and extricated.


St. Vincent de Paul looking for 125 sponsors Calls for assistance to St. Vincent de Paul are at an all-time-high with many coming from families needing help for the first time. SVDP is asking families, churches, businesses and other organizations to consider giving the gift of hope this Christmas by sponsoring a family through the adopt-a-family program. To adopt a family or to learn more, call 421-HOPE.

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