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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS B1 The Campbell County Homemakers show and sell their crafts for the holidays

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Bartender Francisco Camarena mixes a drink at Anita's Mexican Bar and Grill in Fort Thomas. AMANDA JOERING/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series, signs Tyler Brune's shirt during a signing event at the Blue Marble Books in Fort Thomas Saturday, Nov. 17. AMANDA JOERING/COMMUNITY RECORDER

Wimpy Kid author visits Fort Thomas Local Diary of a Wimpy Kid enthusiasts gathered at Blue Marble Books Saturday, Nov. 17 to meet Jeff Kinney, the author of the popular children’s book series. Kinney, who recently released The Third Wheel, the seventh book in the Wimpy Kid series, stopped in Fort Thomas as part of his tour for the book.

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Southgate: Christmas tree lighting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Memorial Park, community Christmas party 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Community Center. Highland Heights: Lunch with Santa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the city building. Wilder: Christmas tree lighting immediately following the city council meeting, approximately 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3.

‘Tis the season to grab a cup of hot chocolate and gather round for a city-sponsored visit with Santa or tree lighting.

Fort Thomas

In Fort Thomas, residents and visitors are invited to hit the streets for the city’s annual Holiday Walk from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in the Inverness and Town Center areas and Holiday Hop from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday, Dec. 7, in the Midway District. Renaissance manager Debbie Buckley said the walk, meant for families, will be similar to prior years. “The Holiday Walk is an opportunity for people to stop in and see what our businesses have to offer,” Buckley said. “It’s an event with lots of music and fun.” The Fort Thomas Women’s Club is promoting the event by holding a gingerbread contest, open to anyone, with $250 in prizes to be given away during

Molly Kalra, 3, of Fort Thomas, greets Santa during the Fort Thomas Holiday Walk last year. FILE PHOTO

the walk, when the houses will be on display. Gingerbread houses must be dropped off to 8 North Fort Thomas Ave. between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, to be

judged. Buckley said the hop, meant for adults, will include a Best Dressed Santa contest and decoration and entertainment contest for Midway businesses. During the hop, the Campbell County YMCA is offering childcare including fun activities. For prices and more information call 781-1814.

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Restaurants bring more options to Fort Thomas By Amanda Joering ajoering@nky.com

FORT THOMAS — Recent restaurant additions are added some new flavors to Fort Thomas. In less than a year, the city has welcomed two new ethnic food restaurants with the opening of the New Garden restaurant in February and Anita’s Mexican Bar and Grill in August. Debbie Buckley, the city’s renaissance manager, said months ago, the city put out the word that they were looking to attract more ethnic restaurants. “I just love the idea of having more diversity in our city,” Buckley said. “I am just thrilled with the two that have opened because they give people more options.” Whether its to keep residents in Fort Thomas or bring visitors into Fort Thomas, Buckley said having a variety of dining options is important. “Now people can eat out here several days a week and have something totally different each time,” Buckley said. Anita’s owner Pedro Meza,

who has been working in the restaurant business for about 14 years, said he and his family members decided to open the restaurant in Fort Thomas because they like the area and felt it was lacking a Mexican cuisine option. “We have brought authentic Mexican cuisine to Fort Thomas,” Meza said. “Everything has been going really well, and we like it here.” From chimichangas and burritos to Mexican beers and margaritas, Meza said the restaurant has a wide selection of food and drinks. Meza said while they’ve had a good dinner crowd, they are working to attract more people to Anita’s for lunch by offering lunch specials. Every day, the restaurant, located in the old Frisch’s location on Alexandria Pike, offers some kind of drink and food specials, Meza said. At New Garden, located on South Fort Thomas Avenue, visitors can choose from a menu that include Chinese cuisine, sushi and some traditional American cuisine.

Nominate a caring neighbor Just as your family has its holiday traditions, the Fort Thomas Recorder has a tradition of which we want you to be a part. Every year, in our edition between Christmas and New Year’s, we salute local people who show us every day what its means to be a good neighbor. We call it “Neighbors Who Care,” and we need your help. If you know someone who regularly embodies the spirit of “Neighbors Who Care” - maybe they brought you food during an illness, or looked after your house while you were gone, or cleared your driveway during snow, or helped pick up debris af-

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Theater tradition continues By Amanda Joering ajoering@nky.com

FORT THOMAS — When St. Catherine of Siena School eighth-grader Claudia Hils took the stage for the opening night of “Bye Bye Birdie,”

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Cold Spring has moved its annual Visit with Santa to First Baptist Church Cold Spring, 4410 Alexandria Pike, from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, said Steve Taylor, city administrator. “For children, they will have a chance to visit with Santa, and there will be an arts and crafts table where they will be able to color,” Taylor said. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served, and parents can take their own photos of their children

with Santa, he said. The city’s annual “Light Up Cold Spring” night, a tradition of more than10 years, will be in the evening after 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, Taylor said. “The entire park board drives around the city and reviews everything,” he said. The winner and several honorable mentions will be recognized at the city council caucus meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, Taylor said.

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The City of Silver Grove’s Dec. 2 tree lighting ceremony will be preceded by free soup and sandwiches served from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at Silver Grove Christian Church, 122 West Second St., said Mayor Neal Bedel. The city will then have a tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. in the city’s park, Bedel said. The event will include hot chocolate, cookies, singing of carols, a hayride, bonfire and visit by Santa at 7 p.m., he said. “That’s the main thing, you’re doing it for is the kids,” Bedel said.

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The City of Newport is hosting its second annual Christmas Walk and More starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, featuring local artists, who will be set up in various store fronts along Monmouth Street and live music and various businesses. Photos with Santa will be available from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Newport Fire Department, and the city tree lighting ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. at the city building, 998 Monmouth St. At the event, the Beary Merry Christmas animatronics life-size bears will go on display at the corner of Eighth and Monmouth Streets. A pub crawl will follow the event, beginning at 8 p.m.

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NOVEMBER 22, 2012 • CCF RECORDER • A3

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Student hopes to gather more toys By Chris Mayhew cmayhew@nky.com

ALEXANDRIA — Crossroads Elementary School fourth-grader Gracie Mann of Alexandria will pull a wagon around her neighborhood again this year to collect for a Toys for Tots drive after Thanksgiving. Shannon Mann, Gracie’s mother, and a staff developer at Crossroads Elementary School in Cold Spring, said her daughter is hoping to collect even more toys than last year. Mann will also be collecting in Fort Thomas and Anderson Township. Man created a flier for this year’s campaign. “Last year I did a Toys for Tots drive because I wanted to donate toys to kids who would not have a good Christmas,” said

Gracie Mann in the flier. “Thanks to my kind neighbors and friends, I collected 107 toys.” Mann said it felt good knowing she helped make Christmas better for other children. To help collect more toys this year, Mann is requesting people to buy a new unwrapped toy for either a girl or boy when shopping. Mann will be collecting in her neighborhood at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24; in Fort Thomas after 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26; and at the YMCA in Anderson Township Nov. 27 and Nov. 28. For anyone who wishes to donate and for collection details call Shannon Mann at 859-957-5409. For information about Toys for Tots visit the website http://www.toysfortots.org/.

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Local students share what they’re thankful for By Amanda Joering and Chris Mayhew ajoering@nky.com, cmayhew@nky.com

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, local students from throughout Campbell County shared what they are thankful for this year.

What is something that you’re thankful for?

“Math, because it’s my favorite subject to do in school,” said Amari Griffin, second-grader at Grandview Elementary School. “My toys, because I just love them,” said Lizzie Smith, secondgrader at Grandview Elementary School. “My dog, because I like him a lot,” said Avery Moore, firstgrader at Grandview Elementary School. “My toys because they are fun to play with,” said Hayden Tallon, kindergartener and Grandview Elementary School. “Food, because without it we would starve,” said Morgan Mardis, fourth-grader at Grandview Elementary School. “My home because my family is there,” said Kylee Armstrong, first-grader at Moyer Elementary School. “For moving here, we’ve been blessed,” said Wesley Bowling, fifth-grader at Moyer Elementary School. “That we get to settle down and have a nice thanksgiving and eat a lot of food,” said Ben Lecky, fourth-grader at Moyer Elementary School. “I’m thankful for school because I like to learn,” said Aidan Halpin, third-grader at Moyer Elementary School. “That I get to be with my family,” said Kenzie Vennefron, second-grader at Moyer Elementary School. “I’m thankful about going to church with my family,” said Brianna Fitzpatrick, second-grader at Cline Elementary School. “Every Thanksgiving we go to church and we eat, and there is lot of turkey there.” “I’m thankful for eating all the Thanksgiving food,” said Jenna Gies, third-grader at Cline Elementary School. “I’m thankful for going to play soccer,” said Ethan Schnee, fourth-grader at Cline Elementary School. “For going to school,” said Kendra Eddy, a fifth-grader at Cline Elementary School. “I like math and reading mostly.” “I like my friends and I’m thankful for them and my mom,” said Carson Shelton, a first-grader at Cline Elementary School. “I’m thankful for my family and the house that I live in,” said Holly Burwig, a fourth-grader at St. Mary School. “And I’m thankful for friends and a nice school that I go to.” “My house and my bed, and the warmth that I have,” said Claire Crowley, a sixth-grader at

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said. “My little sister because I love her,” Smith said. “My mother and father because they feed me,” Moore said. “My mom because she takes me to the park,” Tallon said. “My friends because they’re cool,” Mardis said. “My parents because they help me with my homework,” Armstrong said. “I’m thankful for my family and (my teacher) Mr. Winkler for helping me this year,” Bowling said. “My mom, my dad and my brother, because he plays with

me,” Lecky said. “I’m thankful for my family because they take care of me and are nice,” Halpin said. “My mom, my dad, my sister, my brother and my dog because they do stuff for me and I love them,” Vennefron said. “My grandpa and my grandma,” Fitzpatrick said. “I’m thankful for my nana and paw-paw because they’re the ones who cook the food,” Gies said. “I’m thankful for my mom and dad,” Schnee said. “My mom and dad for cooking the Thanksgiving dinner,” Eddy said.

“I’m thankful for my cousins and my mom,” Shelton said. “I’m thankful for my aunt,” Burwig said. “She lives in Ohio, and she does a lot of things for us that we wouldn’t have if not for her.” “My family because they take care of me and watch over me,” Crowley said. “My family and my best friends because they’re always there for me and they can protect me,” Hehn said. “My maw-maw and pawpaw,” Geyer said. “I’m thankful for friends and family because they can do nice things,” Wagner said.

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“My parents because they cook for me and buy me stuff and take care of me,” Griffin

Gateway, Toyota scholarship deadline announced Community Recorder Gateway Community and Technical College has teamed with Toyota for the fifth year to offer the Outstanding Women of Northern Kentucky scholarship, awarded for fall 2013 and spring 2014. The deadline for application is Dec. 3.

A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to one female student who is a resident of Northern Kentucky and who exemplifies notable achievement, outstanding college or community service, personal integrity, perseverance and leadership. To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be a current non-

traditional female student enrolled in at least six credit hours at Gateway; have a grade-point average of 2.5 or higher, live in Northern Kentucky; provide two letters of recommendation from non-relatives; and complete an application at www.gateway.kctcs.edu/Financial_Aid/Scholarships. Application materials must be

submitted to Gateway Financial Aid Office, Urban Center, 525 Scott Blvd., Covington, KY 41011. A non-traditional student is defined as having one of the following characteristics: 24 years or older; has a child or other nonspousal dependents; did not start college within the same calendar year of graduating from high

school; or works a minimum of 35 hours a week. To be considered for other scholarships, applicants should complete Gateway’s regular scholarship application at www.gateway.kctcs. edu/Financial_Aid/Schol arships. For more, contact Will Bradley at 859-442-4186 or william. bradley@kctcs.edu


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NOVEMBER 22, 2012 • CCF RECORDER • A5

Academy launches at Grandview Community Recorder An innovative earlychildhood learning program has launched at Grandview Elementary in Bellevue, with the help of an $11,500 grant from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc. Toyota presented the check for Grandview today to United Way of Kentucky President Doug Eberhart and Bellevue Independent Schools Superintendent Wayne Starnes. The check was one of 10 that will be presented to launch 10 Toyota “bornlearning” Academies statewide this fall; the automaker also announced plans to start an additional 20 during the next five years, for a total investment of $500,000 in preparing Kentucky’s children for kindergarten. The bornlearning Academy offers an innovative approach to early childhood development and parent engagement. The Academy utilizes

Steve Pangallo, Newport Central Catholic alum and owner of Pangallo's 27 Auto Service meets with a group of students interested in learning more about a career in auto mechanics. Each month, the NewCath Guidance Department will feature a new career. Contact rkellinghaus@ncchs.com if you would like to share your knowledge and experience in your career. THANKS TO MARY CIAFARDINI

COLLEGE CORNER Campbell students inducted

The following Campbell County students are members of the nationally prominent honors program at Eastern Kentucky University: Cold Spring: Renee Kling For Thomas: Joshua Lang, Bennett Parker, Elizabeth Pelgen and Katherine Reynolds.

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By Adam Turer The Highlands Bluebirds rolled to their ninth-straight victory over the Colonels, 28-13, to clinch the Class 4A regional championship and advance to the state semifinals. This was the Bluebirds’ second victory over the Colonels this season. The 35-21 win on Sept. 21 had little bearing on the Nov. 16 rematch. “Every time we play them, we look at it as just one game against CovCath,” said Highlands senior quarterback Donovan McCoy. Of course, the stakes were much higher this time around. “This game in the playoffs was the one that really counted,” said Bluebirds head coach Dale Mueller. Highlands’ defense continues to rise to the occasion at the biggest stages. The Bluebirds forced four CovCath turnovers. McCoy led an efficient offense, completing eight of 13 passes for 145 yards and rushing 28 times for 83 yards and four touchdowns. The Bluebirds did not turn the ball over and were continuously set up with a short field thanks to big plays made by the defense.

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“It is such a relief for our offense to have a defense that can consistently stop (the other team) and generate turnovers,” McCoy said. “It creates such a momentum shift in our favor and opens up a lot more options for us with a short field.” Seth Hope led the defensive effort with 3.5 sacks. Brady Murray recovered two fumbles, Reid Schroder recovered anoth-

er, and Quentin Murray added an interception. “Our defense is playing great thanks to the players’ dedication to improve themselves every day,” Mueller said. “Our defense forcing turnovers and our offense maintaining ball security was the difference.” The Bluebirds host Lexington Catholic

Here’s a first pass at this year’s basketball teams

By James Weber jweber@nky.com

By James Weber jweber@nky.com

Basketball season is falling into place as winter approaches. Games start Nov. 26 in Northern Kentucky. Here is a look at local boys teams:

Bellevue

Bishop Brossart

The Mustangs are coming off a 20-8 season that had a premature end when they lost in the 37th District semifinals. They graduated 6-foot-8 center Joe Jennings and his 14 points per game, plus guard Zach Fardo (8 ppg.) and forward Austin Trentman (4 ppg.). Brossart does return key experience, led by 6-foot-2 senior Justin Saunders, a fouryear varsity player who averaged 14 points See HOOPS, Page A7

7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23. Regardless of the outcome, it will be the final home game for the seniors. The state championship game is hosted by Western Kentucky University. “It’s definitely going to be bittersweet,” said McCoy of his final game at David Cecil Memorial Stadium. “Having home field advantage is huge. Our student section is always so supportive.” Highlands has now won 28-straight postseason games and is two wins away from claiming a sixth-straight state championship. Last year, the Bluebirds ended Lexington Catholic’s season in the state semifinals on LexCath’s home turf. Highlands is focused on denying the Knights’ revenge effort. The Bluebirds have been down this road enough times to know what is at stake. “We have gone out and played every week as if it could be our last game,” said McCoy. Mueller keeps his team focused on the task at hand. The Bluebirds know that they are two wins away from reaching their goal, but also know they have to get one win before they can think about the second. “When I look at our players, I see men that people can count on who are determined to do well,” said Mueller.

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The Tigers finished 14-16 last year and will have to replace 85 percent of its scoring in the name of five departed graduates, led by conference player of the year Branden Hoffmann. Second-year head coach Jim Hicks, not related to nor the same person as Conner’s long-time head coach, said the team will have a slow start as it relies a lot on football players, who joined the team after the team’s playoff elimination Nov. 9. Returning regular starters are senior guard Devin Myers and junior Zack Poinsett. Austin Woodyard, a 6-foot-2 sophomore, started the final eight games of last season and averaged 6.5 rebounds a contest. “We have a lot to make up from last year, but the kids will work hard and by mid-January, should be playing good basketball,” Hicks said. Bellevue starts the year at home against Heritage in a conference game. Bellevue hosts its annual Swauger Classic Dec. 21-22 and also participates in the New Richmond holiday tourney Dec. 28-29.

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Newport Central Catholic is two wins away from a state football championship after routing Walton-Verona 49-14 in the regional final Nov. 16. NCC, now 9-4 and winners of sevenstraight games, travels nearly three hours to Somerset (11-2) in the state semifinals. The Somerset Briar Jumpers are a balanced offensive team that thrives on defense. They allow opponents 11 points and 160 yards offense a game. Somerset gains 300 yards a game on offense. Somerset is in the state semifinals for the fourth-straight year and has lost in that round the past two seasons, including 48-14 to Holy Cross last year. The last time NewCath met the Jumpers, NCC won 40-24 in the 2006 state semis. The Thoroughbreds continued their roll against Walton-Verona, scoring 28 points in the first quarter. Jacob Smith returned the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown, and Dylan Hayes had a punt return 43 yards for a score. Brady Thacker and Josh Cain had TD runs in the first period. Smith later had a TD rush, and Cain threw a 24-yard scoring pass to Pete Collopy. Tyler Lyon had a fumble return score as well. Cain threw for 182 yards, 60 of them to Mac Franzen on six catches. John Harris had an interception and Jake Haas and Kalvin Moore had fumble recoveries. The winner faces DeSales (9-4) or Caldwell County (10-3) in the state finals 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Follow James on Twitter @RecorderWeber.


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and five rebounds a game last year. Junior Drew Burns and junior Alex Trentman each averaged six points a game last season. Senior Ben Uebel, junior Erik Rieger and junior Jake Jennings also bring a lot of experience to the table. Mike Code returns for his ninth season with a15372 record. He said the team should be strong in defense and taking care of the ball. With the graduation losses, he said younger players will have to take a larger role this season. Brossart opens the season at Silver Grove Monday, Nov. 26, then at St. Henry Wednesday, Nov. 28. Brossart’s first home game is Dec. 6 against St. Patrick.

Campbell County

The Camels were 37th District champions last year and10th Region semifinalists, compiling a 19-11 record for head coach Aric Russell, who has a 212-174 record in 15 years. Senior guard Nate McGovney returns as one of the top players in Northern Kentucky. He is on the comeback after suffering a torn ACL in his knee during the offseason. McGovney has a chance to break the school scoring record. Junior guard Corey Holbook is also a returning starter. Junior guard Garrett Geiman, sophomore forward Jake Franzen, junior guard/forward Luke Franzen and junior center Jarrod Evans lead the top newcomers to the rotation. “We should have a nice

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team,” Russell said. “We will be able to score some points and play an uptempo game. We need Nate McGovney to heal, which he is doing, and I feel he will have a great senior season. Corey Holbrook is really coming on and people will see what a great player he is as well.” Campbell County will play at Calvary Friday, Nov. 30, to open the season. Campbell plays Butler at Newport Dec. 1 and has its home opener Dec. 4 against Silver Grove. Campbell will play a holiday tourney at Frankfort Western Hills Dec. 20-22.

Dayton

Tom Dilts must replace all his starters as he enters his eighth year as Greendevils head coach. Dayton finished14-13 last year and finished third in the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference Division III. Top players in the preseason include senior Jon Williams, senior D.J. Walker, sophomore Deion Conley, Austin Brockman and Derek Holt. Dayton hosts Bellevue Dec. 10 to start the season.

Highlands

The Bluebirds went 1019 last year under returning head coach Mike Flynn. Senior forward Luke Turner averaged 7.5 points per game last season. Senior Bailey Witte posted 6.5, junior Drew Houliston 6.0 and junior Nick True 4.0. True is a 6foot-6 center. Senior Karl Hinkel, senior Jake Gronotte, junior Brandon Hergott and sophomore Jensen Feggins look to be the top newcomers. Five of Flynn’s

projected top eight are football players and the Bluebirds, like most years, are expected to start slow as a result. Highlands’ first game is not until Dec. 7 at home against St. Henry. Highlands will have holiday tourneys at Woodford County Dec. 20-22 and Pikeville Dec. 27-29. Flynn expects the Bluebirds to be a better shooting and scoring team this season than last.

Newport

The Wildcats were 1514 last year for Rod Snapp, who enters his third season as head coach. Newport returns three starters and Snapp looks for the Wildcats to be strong and defense and play a quick, uptempo style. Senior JaShawn Short averaged 12 points and six rebounds. Senior Cody Pearson averaged 7.7 points per game and junior JaQuan Short 7.5. They are returning starters and junior forward Mike Turner had extensive playing time last year. Marquis Commodore, Darian Witherspoon and Paul Price are the top newcomers from the JV ranks. Senior transfers Korey Parker and Aroyal Wright add key size. Parker is 6-4 and Wright is 6-foot-6 and extremely athletic. Freshmen Ethan Snapp and Kameron Covington could make an impact. Newport hosts Holmes Tuesday, Nov. 27, to start the season. Newport will host the second-annual John Turner Classic Saturday, Dec. 1. Action will start at 2 p.m., with Campbell County vs. Butler, followed by Brossart vs. Iroquois, Newport vs. Dixie

Heights and Taft vs. Covington Catholic. Admission is $5 for the day.

NewCath

The Thoroughbreds bring back four veterans from last year’s team which lost in the Ninth Region final for the second year in a row, posting a 22-9 overall record. Senior guard Michael Bueter, junior center Jake Schulte, sophomore center Drew McDonald and senior forward Nick Seibert all have starting experience. Bueter is a thirdyear starter at guard and one of the team’s top shooters. McDonald became one of the area’s best post threats last year before missing a month to injury. Head coach Grant Brannen, who has a 116-59 record in his seventh year at NCC, likes the depth his team will have even before football players have a chance to contribute. “This is one of the longest teams we have had in a long time,” Brannen said. “We have guys who can contribute every night and we could go eight-straight games and have somebody different lead us in scoring every time. We will have to take care of the ball and knock down shots, we will get open looks this year because of defenses focusing on our bigs.” NewCath plays at Ludlow to start the season Tuesday, Nov. 27, then plays a key regional contest at Dixie Heights Nov. 28 and at Cooper Dec. 4. NCC’s first home game is Dec. 12 against Boone County. NCC plays in the Ashland Blazer holiday tourney Dec. 27-29. Follow James on Twitter @RecorderWeber.

Surge advanced to national tourney By Adam Turer presspreps@gmail.com

For the second time in three years, the Cincinnati State men’s soccer team advanced to the NJCAA national tournament. The Surge’s 18-6-1 season came to an end with a 3-0 loss to Louisburg Nov. 14 at the national tournament in Albany, Ga. The traditionally two-year school used a blend of experienced players and talented newcomers to climb into the top 10 of the NJCAA rankings heading into the national tournament. “We knew what it would take for us to get back to nationals,” head coach Mike Combs said. “We went on a big run down the stretch and we carried that momentum into the postseason.” The Surge did not lose a match in the month of October. Prior to the loss on the second day of pool play at the national tournament, the Surge’s last loss came in overtime on Sept. 30. The late-season success was a product of melding the talents of eight returning players with 18 first-year players. Three starters returned from the 2011 team that lost a heartbreaker in the regional final. This year’s squad won the Region XII title to advance to the North Central District final. Stellar play from defender Austin Klueh (Loveland) and goalkeeper Ryan Strunk (Anderson) helped the Surge advance to the district championship. “We had a very tightknit group this year. Every-

body put the team first,” said Combs. “We had more of a positive cohesiveness within our group. They just wanted to play together and win.” That unity was helped by the players’ familiarity with one another. Many grew up playing with or against each other in the Greater Cincinnati area. On the team were former Greater Cincinnati high school standouts including Tucker Beerman of Highlands. “Our program’s goal is to bring in the top local players,” Combs said. “That camaraderie and experience (that they have from playing with and against each other) helps.” In addition to the local talent, the Surge enjoyed contributions from a quartet of international players. In the team’s possessionoriented system where everyone touches the ball, teamwork was the key to Cincinnati State’s success. “We stumbled in the beginning of the season. It took a little time to develop our identity,” said Combs. “Over the course of the season, the players became more comfortable in their roles. It was a very, very fun ride watching these guys develop.”

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Success is that which we pass on

The Iroquois said: “In all of your deliberations… in your efforts at law making... selfinterest shall be cast into oblivion. Cast not over your shoulder behind you the warnings for any error or wrong you may do… Look and listen for the welfare of the whole people and have always in view not only the present but also the coming generations, even those whose faces are yet beneath the surface of the ground – the unborn of the future Nation.” We live in an age which promotes the immediate. We see problems like economic deficits as things to be resolved as quickly as possible before they grow further out of control. The media saturates us about the economic struggles Americans

face; and we learn that a small percentage of Americans possess most of the nation’s wealth. Meanwhile, the Keyth Sokol rest of us try to manage with COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST much less, yet COLUMNIST we further divide ourselves by arguing about how to improve our community’s wealth and negotiating the value of services like libraries and the arts to our community, all in an effort to resolve our budgetary problems. In short, we focus on the immediate issues at hand at the expense of the future.

be in an even better position than they themselves are to help make the world a more fruitful place, they would merely be trying to put food on their table. They would no longer see the forest of the future beyond the trees of their own daily existence. It is this mediocrity they would pass on to their children instead of thoughts, arts and progress. Hopelessness instead of hope. A community’s financial security is a by-product of a community which invests in the enrichment of its collective intellect. We enrich ourselves with services like libraries, after-school activities, and the arts. We will, however, always view these things as expendable as long as we view success

Libraries, museums, parks, after-school activities – these and other social goods and services are things we frequently see as expendable when reviewing our public budgets, yet they are what separate humans from other animals. We require more than food and shelter; we require intellectual enrichment. If we are truly invested in our future, then we do not see these things as luxuries but as necessary investments for greater return. Were that small percentage of extremely wealthy Americans to be denied these socalled luxuries, they would, in a matter of generations, also begin to see their own lives on a day-to-day basis. Instead of assuming their children would

merely as the immediate balancing of a fiscal budget. These so-called luxuries, as much as any savings incurred by reducing costs to goods and services, are necessary investments. We must accept that our own generation will have long passed before the seeds we sow today yield fruit. Enriching the soil of our community now with social and cultural investments gives our children an environment to grow and develop strong roots, to create future generations which are more intelligent, creative and resourceful. We have to view success as that which we pass on.

Keyth Sokol is a resident of Highland Heights.

New program helps families in crisis This summer a new program was introduced in Kenton County that provides families tools to address problems at home. Family Day Camp was launched initially for kids charged with truancy, running away and beyond control behavior, and involves the parents and guardians as well. After years of discussion, Thomas Cox and I have partnered to establish a weekend gathering that brings families together to work on issues of bonding, boundaries, communication and problem solving. The camp meets about once a month and at the present time most referrals originate from the state of Kentucky Cabinet

for Health and Family Services. Noncourt referred families are also welcome to attend any Family Day Camp to focus Keith Bales on home isCOMMUNITY sues. In addiRECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST tion, camps can be held at various locations and are not limited to families in Kenton County. Thomas has conducted family mediation for nearly 20 years and has developed a program that teaches families a problem-solving model they

Remember Malala Yousefzai Malala Yousefzai. MA-LA-LA YOU-SEF ZAI. Remember this 15-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl’s name. This fall she was shot in the head and neck by gunmen who judge that the education of girls is Vickie morally Cimprich wrong. (Western COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST culture, COLUMNIST including Christianity, isn’t fully past such an assessment. As far as religious denominations limit women’s full participation, how can we gloat over any superiority to fundamentalist Islam?) Malala is now at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, England, which treats war casualties and specializes in trauma. Remarkably, she is showing no signs of brain damage, although she will be in the hospital for months and need skull reconstruction. One of the bullets chipped her skull, but didn’t penetrate her brain. More luck than Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Yousefzai has spoken out for the rights of girls and women to attend school since she was 11. She posted a BBC blog in 2009 about oppression under the Taliban regime. Since she was shot, Pakistanis throughout the country have moved beyond their religious, ethnic and political comfort zones to speak for the rights of girls and women. Her witness gives heart to her classmates in the Swat region and throughout Pakistan in the face of the violence and poverty that destroys schools and can frighten off students and teachers. Girls exult: I want to be a doctor. I want to be a teacher. Politicians were afraid to criticize the Taliban; it was left to Malala and her colleagues to act. (Throughout U.S. politicians’ debates and stump speeches this fall, I heard little enough about the concrete issues of importance to me: health care and immigration law reform, hunger, carbon emissions, environmental protection. “Nuns on the bus” logged miles where candidates feared to tread.) When Malala’s father Ziauddin Yousufzai, head of her school, was coming

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to England to see her, she asked him to bring her textbooks. What were my concerns as a 15-year-old student at Notre Dame Academy? My first term paper on Dostoyevski’s “Idiot,” a novel about too-damaged and tooinnocent souls. Terror at knowing no one I could ask to my junior prom. Gratitude for finding at last a lunch table-full of friends to belong to. Last Christmas, I gave my nieces copies of Orfan Pamuk’s “Snow,” full of the mysteries, terrors and politics of being a young woman in a country where choices are life-and-death. From a brief conversation at mom and dad’s house, I could tell that Paula, at 22, heading hesitantly into some sort of environmentalist career, “got it.” Psalm 72: For he will have pity on the weak and save the lives of the poor. From oppression he will rescue their lives, to him their blood is dear. MA-LA-LA. Vickie Cimprich is a Northern Kentucky Catholic lay woman. Her book “Pretty Mother’s Home – A Shakeress Daybook” focuses on life in the surprisingly egalitarian Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Ky.

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directly with families while supervising juvenile probation, as well as performing casework in a private child-care facility. Family Day Camp is unique in several ways. The program is open-ended, which allows families to return for a half day follow-up after the initial full day camp. The cost to attend is minimal, thanks to scholarship funding, which is graciously donated. In addition, the Family Day Camp methods can be taught to organizations that would like to host their own camps. Camps can also be taken on the road to any organization that sees a need for a workshop that can help struggling

can begin utilizing the day of their first camp. The program is not intended to take the place of long-term counseling needs, but rather as a quick intervention than can help address some challenges quickly and establish working rules for both parents and kids. I am excited to partner with Thomas while utilizing my experience as a prior juvenile justice official. Beginning in the 1990s I helped establish the first statewide alternative to detention programs in Kentucky, and have served as superintendent of the regional juvenile detention center for the 15 Northern Kentucky counties. I have also worked

families sort through some problematic issues quickly. Family Day Camp currently meets 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. monthly on Saturdays in Fort Mitchell. Lunch is provided for full day camps. The next camp will be Dec. 8. After the first of the year, camps will also be offered on weeknights. For questions about Family Day Camp or to find out how you can sponsor a family, please contact us at 859-283CAMP (2267) or 859-468-7052. You can also learn more by visiting www.familydaycamp.org. Keith Bales is co-founder of Family Day Camp.

CAMPBELL COUNTY MEETINGS Campbell County Fiscal Court

Address: 1098 Monmouth St., Newport, KY 41071 Phone: (859) 292-3838 Website: www.campbelcountyky.org Meets: 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at the Alexandria Courthouse, 8352 E. Main St. And meets at 5:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the county administration building, 1098 Monmouth St., Newport. Judge-executive: Steve Pendery (859) 547-1803

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8236 W. Main St. (859) 635-4125 7 p.m. the third Thursday www.alexandriaky.org

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5694 East Alexandria Pike (859) 441-9604 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday www.coldspringky.com

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Campbell County School Board

51 Orchard Lane, Alexandria (859) 635-2173 7 p.m. the second Monday www.campbellcountyschools.org

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176 Johns Hill Road 859-441-8575 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays www.hhky.com

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7 p.m. the first and third Mondays www.cityofwilder.com

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Dayton

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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS — Each year Campbell County’s homemaker clubs share the recipe for a handmade Christmas. The annual Holiday Treasures event, shows crafts from homemaker clubs throughout Northern Kentucky, and usually sells out at the maximum of100 people, said Campbell County Extension Homemakers Association President Juanita Mitchell of Cold Spring. This year’s Campbell County edition of Holiday Treasures was at the Campbell County Extension Service office in Highland Heights Thursday, Nov. 15. Mitchell said she was most proud of one of the first things attendees saw – a homemaker decorated Christmas tree. “All the ornaments are made from nature and we spent a day making them,” she said. The tree included reindeer ornaments made out of corn cobs, and a garland made out of dried Black-Eyed Susan daisies, Mitchell said. Mitchell welcomed members and visitors, many of whom brought samples of recipes for sharing. “Look at that, you’ve been cooking all day,” said Mitchell as she greeted one of her fellow homemakers. Each attendee received a book with detailed instructions on how to make some of the crafts and food recipes people brought. Fort Thomas resident Linda Davis perused the tables full of handmade quilts, scarves, and decorations including Christmas towels and ornaments. Davis said she used to be a member of the homemakers for 20 years, but stopped being a member after going back to work. Visiting Holiday Treasures was a great way to get ideas for things she might do at home, she said. “I think it shows how much talent people have, and how you can take almost nothing and turn it into something elaborate,” Davis said. Alexandria resident and homemaker Lori Smith of Alexandria said the crafts she made weren’t complicated, but were fun. Smith decorated a two-liter plastic bottle and filled it with sewing supplies to give as a gift, and turned a tongue depressor into a snowman ornament. “It’s something kids can do,”

From left, Campbell County Cooperative Extension Homemakers Mary Lou Vogel of Silver Grove, club president Juanita Mitchell of Cold Spring, and Pam Fields of Wilder, show the handmade Christmas tree ornaments they and other club members made for the Nov. 15 Holiday Treasures show they are attending.

Wanda Hamilton of Alexandria, a member of the Claryville Homemakers, holds up one of six colorful afghan she crocheted for the From left, Campbell County Cooperative Extension Homemakers Nov. 15 Holiday Treasures show in Highland Heights. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE

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From left, Lorenia Moore, of Highland Heights, Lee Courdray of Fort Thomas, and Jean McKee of Highland Heights peruse some of the handmade Christmas crafts on display during the Campbell County Cooperative Extension Homemakers Nov. 15 Holiday Treasures show in Highland Heights. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER she said of the snowman ornament. Pat Gabelman, of Alexandria, a member of the Claryville Homemakers (one of the clubs within the Campbell County’s homemakers), made a crocheted white scarf and a decorated bag for fluffing up a potato in a microwave. Gabelman said she enjoys getting together with a bunch of other ladies in the club with a point of having a good time. “We have ladies that come to our meetings with recipes, and we always share what we make,” she said.

Wanda Hamilton, another member of the Claryville Homemakers, crocheted six afghans using in a checkered pattern each filled with 35 squares of different bright colors sewed together. Hamilton said the six afghans were being donated to the CARE Mission in Alexandria along with other donations the homemakers collected. Lee Courdray of Fort Thomas said she liked seeing how some of the crafts were made. “It’s a beautiful display, and they’ve given us these wonderful books to explain how to make everything,” Courdray said.

Kate Vaught, Campbell County Cooperative Extension Service agent for family and consumer sciences, and a liaison for the Campbell County homemakers clubs, holds up a hand-decorated Christmas wreath made by Claryville Homemakers Club member and Taylor Mill resident Phyllis Ehlman during the Nov. 15 Holiday Treasures show at the extension office in Highland Heights. CHRIS MAYHEW/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Everett named Elementary Art Educator of the Year By Amanda Joering ajoering@nky.com

Fort Thomas art teacher Nikki Everett (right) accepts her Elementary Art Educator of the Year award from the Kentucky Art Educators Association's president-elect, Kim Soule, at the association's annual conference. PROVIDED

FORT THOMAS — Fort Thomas Independent Schools teacher Nikki Everett recently received the Kentucky Elementary Art Educator of the Year Award at the 2012 Kentucky Art Educators Association annual conference. Everett, who teaches art to kindergarten through second-grade students at all three of the district’s elementary schools and is currently in her 10th year in Fort Thomas said she was honored to receive the award. “I wouldn’t be the teacher I am today without my encouraging family and the relationships I’ve made with students, supportive parents, administration and dedicated colleagues,” Everett said. “Working in the Fort Thomas community is one of the many blessings I count each night and, for me, there is no better job than teaching art to our youngest students and future artists.”

Everett, who has a master’s degree in liberal studies with her thesis focusing on teaching social justice through visual arts, said her love of the arts and working with kids made her want to become a teacher. “I couldn’t think of a more perfect fit for me than to work in an elementary school making art every day,” Everett said. Everett said people today live in a world full of visual images, advertisements, digital application and technology. “It is an important 21st century skill to be able to think critically about what we see and to be able to create art that expresses our ideas,” Everett said. “At the primary level, we explore and experiment with different media, materials and processes in addition to learning about various cultures and purposes for making art.” Moyer Elementary School Principal Matthew Haskamp said Everett is a great asset to the dis-

trict, challenging the students daily to be creative and learn an appreciation for the arts. “I feel she is so deserving of this award because she is helping our students use their creative minds to become problem-solvers for tomorrow,” Haskamp said. “She encourages her students to express themselves by using their artistic talents.” Keith Faust, principal at Woodfill Elementary School, said Everett is always looking for ways to improve and to showcase her students’ work, but he thinks it is Everett’s passion for art that set her apart from the rest. “This passion comes out in the lessons that she teaches in addition to all the extras she provides for our students,” Faust said. “She is the biggest advocate for the arts and our students benefit from her passion.” Everett has also been nominated for the National Elementary Art Educator of the Year award, which will be given out in 2014.


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, NOV. 23 Art Events Winterfair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 1 W. RiverCenter Blvd., Juried fair of fine art and fine craft by more than 200 artists from across the country. Ceramics, glass, wearable art, jewelry, sculpture, painting, photography and more. $7. Presented by Ohio Designer Craftsmen. 614-486-7119; www.winterfair.org. Covington.

Art Exhibits A Life in Review at 92: Astar (Charlotte) Daniels, noon-4 p.m., Sigra Gallery, 205 Fairfield Ave., Portraits and landscapes by renowned artist. Includes collectibles from her worldwide travels. Free. Through Dec. 29. 859-291-1278; www.sigragallery.com. Bellevue.

Dance Classes Belly Dance A-Z with Maali Shaker, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Beginner dancers follow Maali’s class progression to develop beautiful and fluid exotic belly dance moves. Intermediate and advanced dancers shown layering, spins, turns and arm techniques to improve their dance. $12. Through Dec. 14. 859-261-5770; www.cincinnatibellydance.com/maalishaker. Newport.

Holiday - Christmas Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Layout features Lionel trains and Plasticville. More than 250 feet of track. Patrons welcome to operate more than 30 accessories from buttons on layout. Through Jan. 13. Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington. Scuba Santa, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Holiday decorations throughout Aquarium. Underwater Santa show alongside sharks, shark rays and Denver the Sea Turtle. Included with admission. 800-406-3474; www.newportaquarium.com. Newport.

Music - DJ Blast with KISS 107, 7:30 p.m.midnight, BLAST Teen Nightclub, One Levee Way, Suite 4101, Enter drawing to win one of three weekly VIP upgrades for two. VIP includes express entry and access to VIP areas base on capacity. Enter drawing for chance to win a free iPad to be given away on Dec. 15. With Jare, KISS 107 on-air personailty, from 8-10 p.m. on Fridays. Dress code strictly enforced. Guests checked before entry. Ages 14-19. $20 VIP, $15. 859-814-8240; www.blastonthelevee.com. Newport.

Music - Rock The Lewis Brothers, 9 p.m. Doors open 8 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Ticket pricing TBA. 859-4312201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

Sports-Registrations & Tryouts Sports of All Sorts Youth Association Holiday Basketball Shooting Camp with Coach Ken Shields, 9 a.m.-9

p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, 10094 Investment/Demia Way, Designed to teach fundamentals to improve every child’s game. $125. Presented by Sports of All Sorts Youth Association. 859-372-7754; www.sportsofallsortsky.com. Union.

SATURDAY, NOV. 24 Art Events Winterfair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Northern Kentucky Convention Center, $7. 614-486-7119; www.winterfair.org. Covington.

Art Exhibits A Life in Review at 92: Astar (Charlotte) Daniels, noon-4 p.m., Sigra Gallery, Free. 859291-1278; www.sigragallery.com. Bellevue.

Holiday - Christmas Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington. Scuba Santa, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission. 800-406-3474; www.newportaquarium.com. Newport.

Karaoke and Open Mic Super Bowl of Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Super Bowl Bellewood, 1211 Waterworks Road, $12 buckets, $3 domestics, $2 jello shots. With DJ Weezy and DJ Love MD. No cover. Presented by Super Bowl. 859-781-1211; www.superbowlnky.com. Newport.

Music - Bluegrass Grits & Soul, 8 p.m.-midnight, The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., Parlour. With the Goodle Boys and Noah Smith. Ages 21 and up. $5. 859-2617469; www.thompsonhousenewport.com. Newport.

Music - DJ Blast with KISS 107, 7:30 p.m.midnight, BLAST Teen Nightclub, $20 VIP, $15. 859-814-8240; www.blastonthelevee.com. Newport.

Music - Rock Detrimental, 8 p.m. With Spence, Breakneck Pace, Origin of Ashes and Lust and Violence. Doors open 7 p.m., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $12. 859-261-7469; www.ticketweb.com. Newport. Mardou, 9 p.m. With the Harlequins, Homemade Drugs, Captain Missouri. Doors open 8 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., $5. 859-431-2201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport. Ricky Nye and the Red Hots, 9:30 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m., The Southgate House Revival, 111 E. Sixth St., Free. 859-4312201; www.southgatehouse.com. Newport.

SUNDAY, NOV. 25 Art Events Winterfair, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Northern Kentucky Convention Center, $7. 614-486-7119; www.winterfair.org. Covington.

Holiday - Christmas Holiday Toy Trains, 1-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-4914003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington.

Scuba Santa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission. 800-406-3474; www.newportaquarium.com. Newport.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Claddagh Irish Pub Newport, One Levee Way, With Bree. 859-5818888; www.claddaghirishpubs.com. Newport.

Sports-Registrations & Tryouts Sports of All Sorts Youth Association Holiday Basketball Shooting Camp with Coach Ken Shields, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $125. 859-372-7754; www.sportsofallsortsky.com. Union.

MONDAY, NOV. 26 Holiday - Christmas Scuba Santa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission. 800-406-3474; www.newportaquarium.com. Newport.

Senior Citizens Get Started with Gym and Tom’s Monday Morning Exercise Class, 10-11 a.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., 859-727-2306. Elsmere. Yoga Fitness for Seniors, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Walton Multipurpose Senior and Community Center, 44 N. Main St., Presented by Walton Senior Activity Center. 859-485-7611. Walton.

Sports-Registrations & Tryouts Sports of All Sorts Youth Association Holiday Basketball Shooting Camp with Coach Ken Shields, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $125. 859-372-7754; www.sportsofallsortsky.com. Union.

TUESDAY, NOV. 27 Art Exhibits Nine, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-491-2030; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party!, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, $10 drop-in. Presented by Cardio Dance Party. 513-617-9498; www.cardiodanceparty.com. Newport. Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m. 4:30-5:30 p.m. 6-7 p.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; jazzercise.com. Crescent Springs.

Exhibits Divided We Stood: Northern Kentucky in the Civil War, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 859-491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington. Flags By Brad Austin Smith, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 859-491-4003. Covington.

Films BON JOVI – Inside Out, 8 p.m. With Imax also., AMC Newport On The Levee 20, One Levee Way, Suite 4100, Group’s performances from their 12-night stand at London’s The O2, the inaugural multi-night run at New Meadowlands Stadium, and their celebratory shows at Madison Square Garden. Splitscreen footage will provide a unique view of this “dream set,” creating a unique concert experience. Ticket pricing TBA. Presented by Fathom Events. 859-261-6795; www.fathomevents.com. Newport.

Holiday - Christmas Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. "Polar Express" reading by Kenton, Campbell and Boone County librarians at 2 p.m., reservations required., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-4914003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington. Scuba Santa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission. 800-406-3474; www.newportaquarium.com. Newport.

Music - Bluegrass Polar Express Readings will take place 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 25-Dec. 23, at the Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington. Call 859-491-4003. FILE PHOTO

Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Band, 9 p.m.-midnight, Zola, 626 Main St., Free. 859-261-7510. Covington.

Winterfair will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23-25, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington. Admission is $7; free for children 12 and under. Call 261-1500, for more information. Pictured are Jody Halsall and Mary Halsall checking out a piece at the booth of artists Jeff and Stephanie Hutson. FILE PHOTO

Music - Jazz Mike Darrah, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Pianist. 859-261-2365; www.deefelice.com. Covington.

Sports-Registrations & Tryouts Sports of All Sorts Youth Association Holiday Basketball Shooting Camp with Coach Ken Shields, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $125. 859-372-7754; www.sportsofallsortsky.com. Union.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28 Art & Craft Classes Crafters’ Corner, 10:30 a.m., Chapin Memorial Library, 6517 Market St., Bring supplies to work on own project. All mediums welcome, from macaroni to knitting; crochet, scrapbooking, beading, jewelry, embroidery, quilting, plastic canvas and more. Free. Presented by Boone County Public Library. 859-3422665. Petersburg.

Business Meetings Campbell County Rotary Meeting, noon-1 p.m., Highland Country Club, 931 Alexandria Pike, Weekly meetings include presentations for local organizations and discussions on how to provide service to those in Campbell County and beyond. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Campbell County Rotary Club. Through Dec. 26. 859-635-5088. Fort Thomas.

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ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to www.NKY.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to life@communitypress.com along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to www.NKY.com and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. DJ 9-11:30 p.m. All ages. No partner required. Family friendly. $5. Presented by SwinGallery. Through Dec. 27. 513-290-9022; www.swingallery.com. Covington.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party!, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Locomotion on the Levee, $10 drop-in. 513-617-9498; www.cardiodanceparty.com. Newport. Jazzercise Classes, 9:30-10:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Jazzercise Crescent Springs Center, $34 for unlimited monthly classes. 859-331-7778; jazzercise.com. Crescent Springs.

Holiday - Christmas Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington. Scuba Santa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission. 800-406-3474; www.newportaquarium.com. Newport.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Olde Fort Thomas Pub, 1041 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Free. 859-441-1927. Fort Thomas. Extreme Entertainment Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Shimmers Tavern, 1939 Dixie Highway, Test your voice against some of the best singers in the area. 859-4260490; www.shimmerscomplex.com. Fort Wright.

Holiday Toy Trains, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, Included with admission: $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17; free ages 2 and under. 859-491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington. Scuba Santa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Newport Aquarium, Included with admission. 800-406-3474; www.newportaquarium.com. Newport.

Music - Acoustic

Music - Jazz

The Turkeys, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.,

Zola, 626 Main St., Folk rock. Free. 859-261-7510. Covington.

Music - Jazz Lee Stolar Trio, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., 859261-2365; www.deefelice.com. Covington.

Music - Rock The Preserving Promise, 7 p.m. With Allies Aside, Dead Society, Arrivalry and Vanna White., The Thompson House, 24 E. Third St., $10. 859-261-7469; www.thompsonhousenewport.com. Newport.

Music - World Alpen Echos, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Hofbrauhaus, 200 E. Third St., 859-491-7200; www.hofbrauhausnewport.com. Newport.

Shopping Girls Night Out Holiday Shopping Market, 6 p.m., Highland Country Club, 931 Alexandria Pike, Shop from vendors from area offering everything from clothing and jewelry to homemade bath products. Attendees receive Champagne cocktail and snacks. $20. $5 discount with reservations by Nov. 25. 859-4418810. Fort Thomas.

Sports-Registrations & Tryouts Sports of All Sorts Youth Association Holiday Basketball Shooting Camp with Coach Ken Shields, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $125. 859-372-7754; www.sportsofallsortsky.com. Union.

Mike Darrah, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 859-261-2365; www.deefelice.com. Covington.

Music - Rock Birdbrain Crash, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Sidebar, 322 Greenup St., Country/rock music. Ages 21 and up. Free. 859-431-3456. Covington.

Sports-Registrations & Tryouts Sports of All Sorts Youth Association Holiday Basketball Shooting Camp with Coach Ken Shields, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sports of All Sorts Mt. Zion, $125. 859-372-7754; www.sportsofallsortsky.com. Union.

THURSDAY, NOV. 29 Art Exhibits Nine, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-491-2030; www.thecarnegie.com. Covington.

Community Dance SwinGallery, 8-11:30 p.m., Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Road, Complimentary beginner East Coast Swing lesson 8-9 p.m included with $5 cover charge for dance. Dancing to music by

Northern Kentucky University will present Grease Nov. 29-Dec. 9, at the Corbett Theatre. For tickets, call 859-572-5464. Pictured are sophomore Noah Berry as Danny with senior Harli Cooper as Sandy. THANKS TO WARREN BRYSON


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Community Recorder The 19th annual East Row Victorian Christmas Home Tour will be noon to 6 p.m. Saturday through Sunday, Dec. 1-2, in the East Row Historic District in Newport. Neighborhood volunteers are again offering a Victorian Christmas Tea, a separate event during the same weekend in a beautiful 1888 Queen Anne home, built on land that was originally the Taylor Garden of the plantation owned by General James Taylor. A portion of proceeds from both events will go to the Newport Independent School District Education Foundation Inc., for its Bookrooms Project. The tour will showcase eight historic homes – five of which have never opened to the public. A shuttle will make periodic stops along the route during tour hours and restrooms will be available. While wheelchairs may easily maneuver the East Row Historic District, the homes on the tour are not handicapped accessible. Tour tickets cost $15 per person in advance at www.eastrow.org or $18 at The Sanctuary, 417 East Sixth St., during tour hours. Children age 12 and under will be admitted free to the tour when accompanied by an adult.

BUSINESS UPDATE Doyle hired

Rob Doyle of Fort Thomas has joined Hixson, a Cincinnati-based architecture, engineering and interior design firm. Doyle joins Hixson as a civil engiDoyle neer in the firm’s civil engineering department. In this position, Doyle will provide site design, including site grading and drainage, storm water management, site access and more. He holds both a masters and bachelors in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky.

Use leftover turkey for easy stovetop pot pie Yesterday I was sorting through the boxes of outdoor lights for our trees and wondering if we’re going to have to purchase more lights. The trees have grown quite a bit since last year, including a small potted evergreen that Ron Wilson of Natorp’s, our garden guru, gave me. I may put that one on the sideboard in the kitchen. The holidays really are fast approaching, aren’t they? Hanukkah, Christmas, Boxing Day and Kwanzaa are all times to celebrate family, friends and food. I’ll be sharing my best recipes, along with yours, so send your faves to me Rita along with Heikenfeld the story of RITA’S KITCHEN why the recipe is special.

Stovetop turkey pot pie

What to do with that leftover turkey? Make a pot pie. This works well with chicken, too. Depending upon how your turkey was seasoned to begin with, you may need more garlic, thyme, etc. 3 cups cooked turkey or chicken, diced 1 ⁄2 pound hot sausage, cooked 1 ⁄2 stick butter 1 ⁄3 cup flour 1 teaspoon garlic 1 ⁄4 teaspoon dried thyme 14.5 oz. can chicken broth or more, if needed 2 ⁄3 cup milk Salt and pepper Peas and carrots, as many as you like Good optional add-ins: sliced mushrooms, potatoes, etc.

Melt butter and stir in flour. Cook to get the raw taste of the flour out, but don’t let brown. Add garlic, thyme, broth and milk. Cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened. It will look a bit lumpy at first, but will smooth out. Add turkey, sausage and vegetables. Cook until heated through, about

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until sugar dissolves and thickens a bit. Let cool and then add that to vodka mixture and stir. Strain and put in pretty bottles. Seal and chill a month in refrigerator (or a couple weeks in freezer) before using. To use, serve straight over ice chips, mix with sparkling wine or mineral water and a lemon curl, toss with fresh fruit, serve over ice cream, frozen yogurt or simple cake.

Stove top turkey pot pie can help use up those Thanksgiving leftovers. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

10-15 minutes. Season to taste. Ladle over hot baked biscuits that you’ve split into two, or into puff pastry shells that you’ve baked ahead. You can also put the filling in a pie plate or casserole, cut out a puff pastry or pie dough top to fit and pre-bake the top. Lay on top of casserole to serve. To finish in oven: Pour mixture after it’s cooked into a sprayed, shallow casserole. Top with pie crust and bake at 425 degrees until golden brown. You can also bake it with a biscuit topping. Follow directions for baking biscuits and use that temperature: Put the biscuits on top of the pie and bake.

Pour vodka in large glass jar. Remove peel from lemons with a vegetable peeler. Take off all of the pith – that’s the white part – from the peel as it is really bitter. If you can’t get it all off, do the best you can. Place peel in jar with vodka and cover. Let sit at room temperature for at least one week. Some recipes recommend a dark place. I like to leave it out on my counter just

to see the color change and smell the lemon aroma when I open the jar. The vodka will take on the color and flavor of the lemon as it steeps. You can leave the lemon peels in the vodka for a few weeks. Now bring the sugar and water to a simmer and stir

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have an account,” Coffey said. The company Coffey paid advertised a 100 percent money-back guarantee. But although she wrote them seeking a refund, she didn’t get it. Then she wrote them she had contacted me and that got her a reply. “They did send me an e-mail back saying they were having trouble with their claims processor, with technical issues, to refund the money and they would be getting back to me. That was the last correspondence I got,” Coffey said. Coffey got that response back in June and says now she can’t even reach the company by phone. “That’s no longer in operation. Any email that I now send them comes back undeliverable,” she said. Unfortunately, Coffey paid this company with her debit card so the money came right out of her bank account. She didn’t use a credit card because she didn’t have one. But if you’re planning on buying

something over the Internet, you need to have a credit card so you can dispute the charge with the credit card company. In this case, since Coffey didn’t get the service claimed – and failed to get the promised refund – she could have received her money from a credit card company. If you can’t qualify for a credit card, that should not stop you. You can get a secured credit card from a local bank. For instance, one local bank charges $24 per year for such a card and allows you to deposit as little as $300 into a savings account at the bank. Your credit line will be tied to the amount of money in your savings account. The bank charge is relatively modest when you consider the protection it offers should you need to buy something over the Internet. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12.


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It’s time to pick out a tree COMING UP Decorating with Natural Materials for the Holidays: 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 29, Boone County Extension Service. Cost: $10 a person (must be paid to be registered). Call 859-586-6101 for details. Plants for the Holidays: 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, Boone County Extension Office. Free, but call 859-5866101 to register, or enroll online at www.ca.uky.edu/boone

makes a great, soft-textured, pleasantly scented tree. For the freshest tree, the ideal choice is one that has been locally grown. It’s also fun to go pick out and cut your own tree from a local Christmas tree farm. The Kentucky Christmas Tree Association has a list of member tree farms on their Web site, bit.ly/kytreefarms.

If you plan to purchase a tree from a tree lot, it might be better to purchase that tree early for the purpose of getting it in water and out of drying weather conditions as soon as possible. Once you get your tree home, it’s a good idea to cut off one or two inches from the bottom of the trunk. Place the tree in a bucket of warm water and store it away from

The Scotch pine’s needles are shorter than those of the white pine and the color can vary from bright green to dark green to some trees that exhibit more bluish tones. FILE PHOTO

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Question: Which variety of Christmas tree will hold its needles the best for the holidays? Answer: In Kentucky, many Christmas tree farmers plant white pine and Scotch pine. The white pine retains its needles, which have a soft, flexible texture. The trees are often sheared into a pyramidal shape, though this often makes the tree very dense, which makes it difficult to hang large ornaments. The Scotch pine’s needles are shorter than those of the white pine and the color can vary from bright green to dark green to some trees that exhibit more bluish tones. Douglasfirs and Fraser

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POLICE REPORTS BELLEVUE Arrests/citations Ian Tabor, 32, 324 Fairfield Ave., no registration plates, no insurance at 324 Fairfield Ave., Nov. 2. Stacy Hardy, 28, 153 Ward Ave., warrant at 153 Ward Ave., Nov. 1. Guinetta Ewing, 46, 407 Garfield , theft by unlawful taking at 53 Donnermeyer Drive, Nov. 2. Jaclyn Elmore, 19, 51 Stanton Drive, DUI, careless driving at Riverboat Row, Nov. 3. Matthew Brearton, 23, 9178 Ken Drive, first degree possession of controlled substance, driving on a suspended license, first degree promoting contraband, possession of drug paraphernalia at Fairfield Avenue, Nov. 3. Jacqueline Polston, 22, 30 Sioux Court, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Dave Cowens Drive at I-471 North, Nov. 4. Patricia Taylor, 22, 4594 Ellsberry Court, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Dave Cowens Drive at I-471 North, Nov. 4. James Allen Krimmer, 43, 4534 Tealtown Road, alcohol intoxication in a public place at I-471 north at Dave Cowens, Nov. 4. Tyler Bray, 21, 4745 Shephard Road, DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia at Dave Cowens Drive , Nov. 4. Brandy Redman, 29, 500 10th Ave., DUI, careless driving at Sixth Ave., Nov. 5. James Connelly, 41, 327 Lafayette Ave., receiving stolen property at 237 Lafayette Ave., Nov. 5. Patrick McCafferty, 18, 333 Grey Stable Lane, DUI at Riviera,

Nov. 5. Santos Salgado, 30, 1107 Dayton Ave., warrant, operating a motor vehicle with no license, failure to maintain insurance at 200 block of Fairfield Avenue, Nov. 5. Josephine Janson, 21, 629 Fourth Ave., warrant at 323 Washington Ave., Nov. 6. Lawrence Fielders, 61, 1150 East 11th St., warrant at Fairfield Avenue, Nov. 7. Naricka Taylor, 36, 417 Center St. No. 2, warrant, possession of a controlled substance at 417 Center St. no. 2, Nov. 7. Reggie Rankins, 18, 401 Washington Ave., warrant at 417 Center St. no. 2, Nov. 7. Thomas Fisher, 37, 510 Angelnook, failure to disperse, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Bellevue Vets, Nov. 10.

CAMPBELL COUNTY Arrests/citations Kilza D. Aviles-Rodriguez, 19, 830 Alexandria Pike Unit 110, third degree assault - police officer or probation officer, third degree terroristic threatening, resisting arrest, alcohol intoxication in a public place first and second offense, second degree disorderly conduct, menacing at 1045 Rockyview Drive, Oct. 11. Britney D. Hunter, 26, 230 Junction Unit 3, warrant at AA Highway south of Ky. 1996, Oct. 11. Jeffrey D. Rawe, 48, 13934 Griffin Ford Road, DUI - aggravated circumstances - first offense at 6261 Licking Pike South, Oct. 13. Margarita Gutierrez, 22, 6906 Curtis Way, warrant at 536 Creektrace Road West, Oct. 12.

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ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. Noise complaint Report of shooting and explosion at 248 Demossville Road, Oct. 6. Second degree burglary Report of video games and video game system taken from residence at 2774 Joshua Lane, Oct. 9. Theft by unlawful taking or shoplifting Report of soda taken from store without paying at 13042 Alexandria Pike, Oct. 13. Third degree burglary Report of glass door broken with rock at 403 Mary Ingles Hwy. E, Oct. 10. Third degree criminal mischief Report of student punched out window in school at 5816 East Alexandria Pike, Oct. 10.

FORT THOMAS Arrests/citations Kelly Ashcraft, 21, 160 Picketts Charge No. 157, warrant at 1301 Monmouth St., Nov. 14. Delon London, 39, 1025 South Fort Thomas Ave. Apt. A, first degree trafficking a controlled substance, warrant at 1025 South Fort Thomas Ave., Nov. 12. Stephanie Persinger, 30, 10255 Rumal, warrant at Moock Road at Regal Ridge, Nov. 12. Joshua Horvath, 20, 1321 Alexandria Pike No. 3F, warrant at 1321 Pleasant Ave. no. 3F, Nov. 7. Brandon Maupin, 27, 3525 Trimble Ave., first degree trafficking trafficking a controlled substance at Saratoga St., Nov. 7.

DEATHS Terry North, 30, 26 Millers Lane, alcohol intoxication in a public place at Millers Lane, Nov. 12. Natalie Hall, 39, 12372 Riggs Road, warrant at I-471, Nov. 10. Gabrielle Peyton, 20, 142 Ridgewood Place, warrant at Highland Avenue at Newman, Nov. 10. Michael Lynch, 23, 2017 Hudson Ave., drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI at Memorial Parkway, Nov. 10. Haley Bridges, 22, 1340 Wood St., warrant at Blosson Lane, Nov. 12.

Incidents/investigations Theft by unlawful taking At 59 Gaddis Drive, Nov. 13. At 17 Sunset Ave., Nov. 7.

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS Arrests/citations Kevin Wright, 39, 9143 Ranch Hill Drive, warrant at 2625 Alexandria Pike, Nov. 2. Rydell Johnson, 45, 1883 Baltimore, warrant at I-275 east, Nov. 1. Terrance Johnson, 45, 4480 Mt. Carmel Tobasco Road No. 2, warrant at I-275 east, Nov. 1. Lonnie Napier, 32, 412 Old Hickory No. 9, possession marijuana, first degree possession of a controlled substance, second degree possession of a controlled subatance, possession of drug paraphernalia, warrants at 100 Crossroad Boulevard, Oct. 27. Chassity Silvers, 20, 104 Austin St., first degree possession of a controlled substance, second degree possession of a controlled substance at 100 Crossroads Boulevard, Oct. 27. Cheyanna Napier, 34, 2415 Flocky Branch Road, warrant at 100 Crossroads Boulevard, Oct. 27. Beatrice Russell, 41, 2578 Wilson Ave., possession of marijuana at 2578 Wilson Ave., Oct. 25. Incidents/investigations Fourth degree assault At 10 Hidden Valley Drive Apt. 14, Nov. 3. Second degree burglary At 64 Elbaine Drive, Oct. 30. Theft of identity At 225 Ridge Hill Drive, Oct. 27.

NEWPORT Arrests/citations Brian Wells, 34, 4287 North Ellis Road, theft by unlawful taking, second degree criminal trespassing at 130 Pavilion Parkway, Nov. 13. Brian Herzog, 39, 12040 Bowman Road, possession of drug paraphernalia, first degree possession of a controlled substance at Newport Pavilion,

Nov. 13. Holly Nivens, 28, 19050 Orchard Heights, first degree possession of a controlled substance at 222 York St., Nov. 10. William Turner, 36, 217 West 12Th St., theft by unlawful taking, third degree criminal trespassing at 130 Pavilion Parkway, Nov. 8. Michelle Johnson, 48, 2515 Woodwill Court No. 6, tampering with physical evidence, first degree possession of a controlled substance at 222 York St., Nov. 7. Tonya Thomas, 41, 337 Berry Ave., theft by unlawful taking at 130 Pavilion Parkway, Nov. 5. Miranda Shoemaker, 28, State Route 222 No. 51, theft by unlawful taking, giving officer false name or address at 1301 Monmouth St., Nov. 5. John Malott, 31, 2045 Garrard St., third degree criminal trespassing, warrant, theft by unlawful taking at John Street, Nov. 4. Angela Howe, 33, 298 East State Route 350, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, first degree possession of a controlled substance at Riverboat Row, Nov. 4. Jeffrey Tucker, 57, 611 Patterson St., first degree possession of a controlled substance at 500 West Sixth St., Nov. 3. Samantha Turner, 26, 1500 London Acres No. 202, warrants, theft by unlawful taking, possession of drug paraphernalia at 130 Pavilion Parkway, Nov. 3. April Lyman, 32, 422 West Ninth St., first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at West eighth and Isabella streets, Nov. 2. Casey Meyers, 18, 1232 Woodchase, first degree possession of a controlled substance, trafficking marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia at Riverboat Row, Nov. 1.

Incidents/investigations Theft by unlawful taking At 1 Levee Way, Nov. 10. At 160 Pavilion Parkway, Nov. 10. At 126 Pavilion Parkway, Nov. 8. At 130 Pavilion Parkway, Nov. 5. At 1914 Monmouth St., Nov. 2.

SOUTHGATE Arrests/citations Peter Devita, 26, 90 Creekwood Drive No. 7, warrant at Moock Road, Oct. 27. Steven Farrell Sr., 48, 332 Eastern Ave., warrant at Moock Road, Oct. 11. Craig Shearin, 26, 302 West 12Th St., warrant at Moock Road, Oct. 18.

James Allen James Douglas “Doug” Allen, 49, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Bellevue, died Oct. 28, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his parents, William and Rosetta Allen of Dayton; brother, William “Billy” Allen of Dayton; sister, Vicky Posey of Dayton; daughter, Elizabeth Allen of Bellevue; sons, Jamie and Lester Allen of Bellevue and Harrison Allen of Burlington; and four grandchildren.

Thomas Cottingham Thomas J. Cottingham, 53, of Alexandria, died Nov. 8, 2012, at his residence. He was a construction manager, a member of the Clines Social Club, and avid golfer and an All American High School Football player, having played for Highlands High School. A brother, David Cottingham, and sister, Teri Cottingham, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Lindsey Smith of Bellevue; sons, Brandon Cottingham of Burlington; and Dustin Cottingham of Cheltenham, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and brother, Mark “Dusty” Cottingham. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials:Thomas Cottingham Memorial Fund PNC Bank. Donations may be made at any branch location in the greater Cincinnati area.

Harry Darlington Harry “Bill” Darlington, 89, of Cold Spring, died Nov. 9, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a retired machinist from R E Jones of Crescent Springs, a member and former deacon at Christ Baptist Church of Cold Spring, and an Air Force veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Harrison Darlington; daughter, Beverly Darlington; and son, Gary Darlington of Saint Charles, Mo. Interment was at Oakland Cemetery in Grant’s Lick. Memorials: Christ Baptist Church, 3820 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076 or to Fairhaven Rescue Mission, 260 Pike St., Covington, KY 41011.

Andy Fausz Andy Fausz, 36, of Bellevue, died Nov. 10, 2012, at University Hospital in Cincinnati. He was a former manager with Atkins and Pearce Inc. in Fort Wright and a visual artist Survivors include his mother, Rosanne Fausz; father, Drew Fausz; daughter, Viola Fausz; brother, Scott Fausz; grandmother, Rose Kern of La Follette, Tenn.

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Joseph Fultz Joseph “Joe” Fultz, 82, of Bellevue, died Nov. 7, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a retired assembler with Ford Motor Co. Two sisters, Shirley Sebastian and Catherine Napier, and a brother, William Fultz, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Fultz of Bellevue; daughter, Vicki Highfield of St. Petersburg, Fla.; son, Joe Fultz of Bellevue; sister, Patricia Taylor of Cincinnati; brother, Laurence Fultz of Covington; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227 or Brighton Center, 741 Central Ave., Newport, KY 41071.

Elmer Gebelt Elmer A Gebelt, 87, of Alexandria, died Nov. 8, 2012, at Carmel Manor in Fort Thomas. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of Kentucky Twirlers Square Dancing Group and active at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. His wife, Gertrude, and a sister, Anna Mae Burkhardt, died previously. Survivors include his son, Tom Gebelt; daughters, Judy Hater, Alice Simon, Joyce Pichotta, Jean Shelton, Jennifer Mason, Mary Beth Carr, and Jill Walch; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Louise Molander, Dorothy Kremer and Mil Beckerich. Memorials: Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, 1032 Madison Ave., Covington, KY 41011.

great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Edith Singleton of Somerset, Ky. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate.

Lorraine Hurtt Lorraine Anne Hurtt, 86, of Cold Spring, died Nov. 9, 2012, at Baptist Convalescent Center in Newport. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Robert A. Hurtt, and a granddaughter died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Kimberly A. Bergelt of Florence and Lisa Roberts of Cincinnati; sons, Michael Hurtt of Cold Spring, Glenn Hurtt of Covington, Douglas Hurtt of Lucas, Texas and Mark Hurtt of Dayton; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Burial was in St. Stephen Cemetery in Fort Thomas. Memorials: Catholic Charities, Diocese of Covington, 3629 Church St., Covington, KY 41015.

Chelsey Jones Chelsey Jones, 84, of Newport, died Nov. 11, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a retired factory worker and served in the Army. His sister, Ruth Asher, died previously. Survivors include his daughter, Patricia Closson of Dayton; brothers, Jonny Jones of Hyden, Ky., and Gearvise Jones of Miami, Fla.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen

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Donald Landers Sr. Donald E. Landers Sr., 74, of Highland Heights, died Nov. 8, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a retired carman with CSX Railroad, a member of the Newport Elks Lodge No. 273 Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and served in the Navy. Survivors include his wife, Janet Harvey Landers of Highland Heights; daughters, Janine Black of Highland Heights and Jenny Kruse of Fort Thomas; son, Donald E. Landers Jr. of Amelia, Ohio; sisters, Sherry Gabelman and Karen Ewing, both of Fort Thomas; eight grandchildren. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate. Memorials: Newport Elks Lodge No. 273 B.P.O.E., 3704 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

F. Reinhardt F. Keith Reinhardt, 74, of Alexandria, died Nov. 7, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He had retired from Cincinnati Bell, and working on his lawn and riding his Harley, recently transitioning to a Corvette. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Carroll Reinhardt; daughters, Wendy Dailey, Karen Sansom and Kelly Schout; four grandchildren; brothers, Donald L. Reinhardt, Jon David Reinhardt and Kenneth A. Reinhardt; sisters, M. Lynne Bamforth, Carol J. Leap Sipple, Iris B.

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Marcella Schlosser Marcella Josephine Schlosser, 93, of Fort Thomas, died Nov. 13, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. She was a packer with Dorman Products in Cincinnati and a member of the Newport Elks Lodge No. 273 in Cold Spring. Her husband, Joseph Schlosser, and her sister, Dolores Franzen, died previously. Survivors include her sisters, Mildred Heiert of Alexandria, Edna Wagner and Florence Chalk, both of Melbourne and Ruth Walker of Fort Thomas. Interment was in St. Stephen Cemetery Mausoleum in Fort Thomas. Memorials: St. Elizabeth Hospice, 483 South Loop Dr., Edgewood, Ky. 41017.

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Animal Crackers in my soup, psyche As much as I love them, I can’t look at a package of animal crackers without flinching. Why? Well, sit back because I’m going to tell you. It all started on the first day of kindergarten. We were given construction paper name tags with an animal cracker glued on for decoration. The teacher had us sit crosslegged on the floor while she gave a little welcome

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They all might taste the same, but choosing the right animal cracker was of the utmost importance to a young Marsie Hall Newbold. PROVIDED animal cookie dried on my nametag, I spent a restless night in my canopy bed tossing, turning and going over different scenarios in my mind. I just knew that Mrs. Pogue was going to greet me at the door asking: “Marsie Hall, is that a buffalo on your nametag? Where is the elephant that was assigned to you? What have you done with it? Speak up! What’s that you say? You ate it? Do you realize what you have done? You are a disgrace to the morning kindergarten. ” Mother drove me to

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school we stopped at Enslen’s grocery and bought a box of every brand of animal crackers. Then, we agreed that this was a matter of such grave importance, we wouldn’t do anything more until Daddy came home from work. Surely, he’d know what to do. After dinner, my father sorted through the cookies and laid one of each shape side by side across the dining room table. Using the magnifying glass that Uncle Charlie had given me for Christmas, I pored over each one. It was impossible to be sure. Was it the hippo or the elephant? The camel or the water buffalo? How my parents got me to settle on one without getting the Fort Thomas Police Department’s sketch artist involved, I’ll never know. While the replacement

If you are looking for a fun food to try at home, pick up a pomegranate. After peeling the tough outer skin, you will find small red jewels that are great to eat out of hand, add to a salad, or combine with any number of ingredients Diane for everyMason thing from EXTENSION appetizers NOTES to entrees. The edible portions of the fruit include the seeds and the arils or juicy translucent flesh surrounding the seed. The white pith and rind are not eaten. Ripe pomegranates are

somewhat square in shape. When choosing a pomegranate, choose one that is heavy for its size. This indicates it has more juice. Also choose one that is free from cracks. A medium-sized pomegranate provides about 105 calories and is a good source of potassium. It also provides some vitamin C and fiber. There are small amounts of other nutrients in this fruit, too. Pomegranates also have phytochemicals, or plant chemicals, that have been shown to provide health benefits. The phytochemicals in pomegranates help reduce inflammation in our bodies and protect our cells from oxidation damage. The antioxidants found in pomegranates and other

LEGAL NOTICE City of Cold Spring Code Enforcement Public Hearing The Code Enforcement Board of the city of Cold Spring has scheduled a public hearing on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm. It will be held at the Cold Spring City Building, 5694 E. Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Kentucky. The purpose of this public hearing is to hear an appeal of a code enforcement citation issued by the Cold Spring Code Enforcement Officer for non-payment of a false alarm drop. 37353

NOTICE OF BOND SALE Notice is hereby given that electronic bids will be received by the City of Highland Heights, Kentucky (the "City"), until 11:30 a.m., E.T. on December 4, 2012 (or at such later time and date announced at least forty-eight hours in advance via the BiDCOMP™/PARITY™ system) for the purchase of approximately $1,150,000 of the City’s General Obligation Bonds, Series 2012 (the "Bonds"). Alternatively, written sealed or facsimile bids for the Bonds by the designated time will be received by the Mayor, 175 Johns Hill Road, Highland Heights, Kentucky 41076 (FAX: (859) 441-8293). The Bonds will be dated their date of initial delivery, will be issued as fully registered bonds in denominations in multiples of $5,000 (within the same maturity), will mature on December 1 of the years 2013 through 2032 and are subject to redemption prior to their stated maturities as described in the Official Terms and Conditions of Bond Sale contained in the Preliminary Official Statement, to which reference is made for official terms relating to the sale of the Bonds. Electronic bids may be submitted via BiDCOMP™/PARITY™, in the manner described below. Additional information, including the Preliminary Official Statement, the Official Terms and Conditions of Bond Sale and the Official Bid Form, may be obtained from the City’s Financial Advisor, Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, LLC, 325 West Main Street, Suite 300, Lexington, Kentucky 40507. Further information regarding BiDCOMP™/ PARITY™ may be obtained from BiDCOMP™/PARITY™, 1359 Broadway - 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018, Telephone: (800) 8507422. Sale of Bonds on tax-exempt basis, subject to approving legal opinion of Peck, Shaffer & Williams LLP, Bond Counsel, Covington, Kentucky. The City has designated the Bonds as "qualified tax-exempt obligations" pursuant to Section 265 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Right to reject bids or waive informality reserved. CITY OF HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY By: /s/ Greg Meyers, Mayor 1001737345

The edible portions of the fruit include the seeds and the arils or juicy translucent flesh surrounding the seed. The white pith and rind are not eaten. PROVIDED red berries have been linked to reducing heart disease and cancer risk. The edible seeds can be removed by cutting off the crown end and lightly scoring the skin from top to bottom. Then break open the fruit. Once opened, the seeds can be easily removed by rolling your thumb over them to separate them from the white pith. Another suggestion to remove the seeds is to cut off the crown and score the skin. Then submerge the fruit in a bowl of water and divide it into sections. Roll the seeds from the pith while the fruit is submerged under water. The seeds will sink and the pith and peel will float. Remove the pith and peel from the water and drain the edible seeds through a colander. Whole pomegranates should keep well at room temperature for up to a week and in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to three months. Refrigerated seeds will keep for three to five days or may be frozen for up to six months. Diane Mason is county extension agent for family and consumer sciences at the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Jennifer Dryden, 43, of Louisville and Jeffrey Willis, 45, of Fort Thomas, issued Oct. 2. Deborah Hodges, 42, of Fort Thomas and Andrew De Jarnett, 39, of Fort Wayne, issued Oct. 3. Valarie Hughes, 24, of Cincinnati and Douglas Auxter, 27, of Akron, issued Oct. 6. Emma Feinauer, 24, of Edgewood and Tyler Sheridan, 25, of Cincinnati, issued Oct. 15. Brenda Cloyd, 65, of Alexandria and James Jenkins, 55, of Fort Thomas, issued Oct. 16. Jessica Spillman, 28, of Glasgow and Justus Murrell, 29, of Fort Thomas, issued Oct. 20. Latonya Miles, 38, and Lee Holmes, 48, both of Cincinnati, issued Nov. 5. Krista Carpenter, 27, of Louisville and Eric Wolfe, 28, of Cincinnati, issued Nov. 8.


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Prior Sales Excluded. +With credit approval for qualifying purchases made on the Furniture Fair Gold Card. Offer applies only to single receipt purchases. No interest will be charged on the promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 48 months. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promotional purchase from the purchase date. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and after promotion ends. For new accounts Purchase APR 29.99%. Minimum Interest Charge $2.00. Existing card holders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Offer valid for consumer accounts in good standing; is subject to change without notice; see store for details. Offer expires 11/23/2012. May not be combined with any other credit promotion offer. Discontinued and clearance merchandise excluded from promotions and credit term offers. Not responsible for typographical errors CE-0000532352


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