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Mount Healthy schools Superintendent David Horine is leaving effective Jan. 31. – FULL STORY, A3

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Although the Roger Bacon boys basketball season ended in the regional tournament, coach Brian Neal said he is proud of his Spartans. – FULL STORY, A6

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The Savannah Cafe in North College Hill could soon re-open with new owners and a new name – Good Brothers. Christie Bryant, co-owner along with Pamela Booker, said they are waiting for an occupancy permit to open what will be a sports bar and grill. During the informal session prior to the March 15 City Council meeting, Bryant met with city officials and residents to discuss the business. The bar has been closed for some time and recently sold to Rodrigo Williams, a construction company owner and real estate agent for a North College Hill firm. Bryant lives in Walnut Hills and is an attorney with an office in Mason. Mayor Dan Brooks suggested she and Booker have an informal meeting with residents to discuss their potential concerns. Brooks told her that there had been problems at the cafe as well as another bar in the immediate area. “There is a history there and we’re not interested in repeating that history,” Brooks said. Several residents asked Bryant about their plans to address parking and control bar patrons once they leave.

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They kept their eyes on their classroom door as they squirmed in their seats. After all, how often does a leprechaun come to visit? Kindergartners in Michele Heyob’s and Mary Heckle’s

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Sean Kent, 6, was thrilled with the gold coins he found in the leprechaun house he made and was hoping for more treats.

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classes confessed they hadn’t actually seen the Irish fairy, but had proof he or she existed. “He left me shamrocks and stuff,” said Sean Kent, 6. A visit to St. Vivian School would have been the mannerly thing to do since the youngsters made leprechaun houses the night before St. Patrick’s Day. “It’s a project we do every year that’s a fun assignment for the family,” Heyob said. “They get really creative.” Using their imaginations and everything from tissue boxes to bird houses, shoe boxes and plastic containers, students did their best to lure the Irish icon to make an appearance. Kent was thrilled with goodies he found waiting in the house he made. “See,” Kent said, holding up shiny coins, “he left me gold. Real gold.” Dylan Rolfert, 5, said leprechauns aren’t easy to spot – unless you know what to look for. “They’re little people. Very small and their clothes are mostly green,” he said earnestly. “They can be boys or girls and they make shoes. “They look for gold all the time.” Asked why leprechauns are the way they are, Rolfert sighed and said, “That’s the way God

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March 24, 2010

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Forest Park looks for ways to save on electric bills By Rob Dowdy rdowdy@communitypress.com

Forest Park officials are hoping to save on electricity costs while keeping the lights on. During a recent Forest Park City Council meeting, council discussed the possibility of getting its electricity from either Duke Energy Retail Sales or joining other communities combining resources through the Cen-

ter for Local Government. Duke Energy Retail Sales is offering a 15 percent discount for 12 months in cityowned buildings. The Center for Local Government’s plan would group several municipalities together in hopes of getting a better rate. City Manager Ray Hodges said the city is leaning toward an agreement with Duke Energy Retail Sales, which is a separate

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In other news Here’s a look at other topics of discussion during the most recent Forest Park City Council meeting: • Evelyn Forney and Charles Stearns of Forest Park were reappointed to the Community Programming Board for a term expiring March 31, 2013. division of Duke Energy. He said while the other plan could lead to greater sav-

• Positive Business Solutions was recognized as business of the month. • Mayor Charles Johnson proclaimed the week of March 22 to March 26 as the Mayorsfor-Meals Week benefiting seniors served by Wesley Community Services. ings, it might not. Hodges also said the Center of Local Govern-

ment’s plan gives the organization more control than the city. “We’re still studying, still looking at other possibilities,” he said. Hodges said the city is always looking to save money as well as reduce the amount of electricity it uses. Wright Gwyn, environmental awareness director, said Forest Park has reduced the amount of fluorescent tubes used in its

ceiling lights, installed programmable thermostats, installed compact fluorescent light bulbs in many municipal buildings and installed motion detectors in all city buildings where appropriate. While the city has done plenty to curb spending on power, he said Forest Park shouldn’t stop finding new ways to save. “There’s a lot more we can do,” he said.

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The 2010 Environmental High IQ Bowl winners hoist the trophy after a long day of competition. Forest Park City Councilwoman Diana Herbe and Mayor Charles Johnson flank champions, from left, Simone Anthony, Omar Shafi, Kevin Jarmusik and Maya Green.

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They’ve been studying and working hard since October, but only one team could walk away with the 2010 Environmental High IQ Bowl championship on March 13. That team was the Pollution Poppers, who outlasted the Energy Savers to take home the title. Four teams of sixthgraders competed against each other in a daylong test of environmental understanding and comprehen-

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sion for a chance to hoist the Environmental High IQ Bowl championship. Wright Gwyn, environmental awareness director for Forest Park, hosted and emceed the event, held at the Forest Park City Council chambers. He said the competition was “a great day for everyone – students, advisors, family and friends. Everyone presented themselves as champions. I was impressed with what the students had learned.” The entire competition was taped by Waycross Community Media and will shown on both cable and the Internet beginning in April. Those interested in watching the competitions can obtain cable and Internet schedules by visiting the Forest Park Environmental Awareness Program’s homepage at www.forestpark.org/environmental.

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Mount Healthy schools’ head to retire By Jennie Key jkey@communitypress.com

The Mount Healthy City School District will have three new school buildings in January 2011. It will also have a new superintendent, as David Horine announced to the board of education that he will resign effective Jan. 31, 2011. Horine, who has been with the district for 32 years, has been the superintendent for 13 years. He says he was fortunate to lead the rebuilding of the district. When he leaves, the district will have completed a reorganization that moved it to three new buildings that will save taxpayers an estimated $1.5 million annually in operating costs. He was pleased that the new building project bids came in so low, the district was able to incorporate a number of upgrades and use interest from bonds approved by voters in 2007 that made it possible to buy the site of the new junior/senior high school. Horine struggled with emotion as he read a statement to the board and those in attendance at the March 15 board meeting. “Thank you to our public for approving that bond issue on that snowy day in February 2007,” he said. “As a result, the Mount Healthy City School District will be changed forever. And finally, our kids will get what most other kids in the area

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have.” He thanked the board for its support as well. Horine says he is making his announcement 10 months ahead to give the board time to make a decision as to how it will proceed in the process to select a new superintendent. He added that leaving midyear will make the transition for the new superintendent smoother. “By then, the school year will have been mapped out, it is up and running, and planning for the following year is under way,” he said. “Having a new superintendent come in at that time could be advantageous in that they are not looking at starting up a new school year shortly after starting a new job. This gives them a chance to acclimate themselves to the district, get to know their administrative team, and participate in the planning for the upcoming school year.” Board president Carole Ellis said she appreciated Horine’s ability to look ahead. Board members thanked Horine for his years of service, as well. “You always saw a little further out than we did,” she said. Board members thanked Horine for his years of service, as well. “You kept our heads above water and the district on track to becoming a continuous improvement district,” said board member Robert Lawrence. “I want to say thank you.”

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Waycross keeping communities informed By Heidi Fallon hfallon@communitypress.com

Its mission is to educate, inform and entertain residents. The problem is, many residents are unaware that Waycross Community Media is as close as the remote control. “People will see us at events and meetings, but some aren’t really sure who we are or all that we do,” said Jason Grzegorek, government access coordinator for Waycross. Waycross began in 1982 in a small studio and office on Waycross Road in Forest Park. It serves residents of Greenhills, Forest Park and Springfield Township. Since its humble beginnings, Waycross has branched out to offer programs on county, state and national issues that affect local residents. Keeping up with technology has allowed Waycross to expand its programming and offer governmental meetings live instead of taped for later viewing. A sampling of what Waycross offers includes council, school board and trustee meetings, school concerts and athletic events, community activities, concerts, and religion and election coverage. Waycross is staffed by five full-time and three parttime employees plus a roster of more than 200 devoted volunteers. “A lot has changed in the 13 years I’ve been here,”

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Chip Bergquist, Waycross Community Media executive director, has reduced staff and school programs as a result of funding losses.

Grzegorek said, “but our mission to bring the community to the community hasn’t. “Much of what we do is done by volunteers as a way to express their opinions and provide information to their neighbors.” Volunteers are trained to operate camera and sound equipment, edit and, ultimately produce programs. “Curiosity is one of the reasons people volunteer,” Grzegorek said. “Usually, once they begin the training process, they’re hooked.” The volunteer roster spans all ages from school students to senior citizens and training is open to people living outside the three Waycross communities. Waycross is funded by franchise fees Time Warner Cable customers in the three

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Jason Grzegorek stands in the control room that’s become almost a second home for him during the 13 years he’s worked at Waycross Community Media. communities have tacked on to their monthly bills. Chip Bergquist, executive director, said he is coping with the $300,000 a year loss in fees from Springfield Township. Trustees opted to keep the fee revenues to help bolster the township’s budget. Bergquist said the township still allocates about $40,000 a year added to the $156,000 from Forest Park and $40,000 from Greenhills. Grzegorek said the budget is supplemented with grants and funding from other sources. The loss in township money has meant Waycross

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Summer camp Waycross Community Media is offering summer camps for area youth in grades 3 through 12. Campers will learn all about video production produce several videos that will be shown on local cable TV. Summer session for grades 6 –12 will be 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, June 15 to Aug. 5. Junior Summer Camp for grades 3-6 will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday June 11 to Aug. 13. Due to a budget crunch, Waycross will charge a fee for this summer’s camps. The cost for grades 6-12 is $250 for residents of Greenhills, Forest Park and Springfield Township, and $300 for non-residents. There is a $150 fee for each additional child from the same family. Cost for campers in grades 3-6 is $100 for residents, $150 for non-residents and $75 for each additional child from the same family. Register online at waycross.tv/summercamp. For more information on the camps or other Waycross programs or training, call 8252429. is scaling back its presence in the Finneytown Local School District. “We’ll still do the board meetings, but we will have to limit our coverage of some events, eliminate the clubs and classes we offer,” Bergquist said. The funding loss also has meant eliminating three jobs including the education coordinator post. “We’ll keep searching for funding sources and continue doing what we do for our communities,” Grzegorek said. “It’s programming for you, by you.”

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March 24, 2010

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Students at Winton Woods Elementary School are learning economic principles by creating products, manufacturing them selling them to classmates for profits. The school will soon host another Warrior Marketplace Wednesday, March 24. The program, created with help from the University of Cincinnati’s economic center, takes place twice a year and features students selling items they’ve made

in their individual classrooms. The items are purchased with “WarriorBucks,” which students earn for good behavior and attendance. “It’s a really intriguing simulator,” said Principal Steve Denny. Susan Fisher, fourthgrade teacher who is coordinating the event, said the simulation teaches students about supply and demand, mass production and opportunity cost, concepts many adults haven’t quite grasped.

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Head to the market The Warrior Marketplace at Winton Woods Elementary School will be Wednesday, March 24. The fourth-grade market will begin at 9:15 a.m. and the third-grade market kicks off at 1:30 p.m. Items created by the third- and fourth-grade classrooms range from trinkets to food items to Christmas ornaments. She said students assign themselves positions in their “company” and form assembly lines to mass produce whatever item they’re selling. During the Warrior Marketplace, Denny said students will be learning about Haiti through a special presentation and will then be able to donate their WarriorBucks to assisting Haiti relief. Denny said the school will then match the fake money with real money at a 1-to-25 ratio through the Winton Woods Community Parent Teacher Association and Children’s Inc., a nonprofit organization.

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The Ohio Legislative Service Commission is currently accepting applications for its 13-month legislative internship program, which is designed to give college graduates an opportunity to get handson experience working in the Ohio Legislature and prepare them for careers in politics, government, law and many other related fields. LSC, a nonpartisan agency that provides legislative services to the Ohio General Assembly, sponsors 24, full-time, paid internships every year for graduates of a fouryear college degree program. Traditionally, 20 interns are assigned to work for one of the four party caucuses – House Republicans, House Democrats, Senate Republicans and Senate Democrats. These interns work directly with legislators and staff to perform constituent services, research policy issues, report on committee hearings and floor sessions and attend meetings. In addition, two interns are assigned to work directly for LSC assisting in the drafting of legislation, legal and fiscal research, monitoring voting sessions of the House and Senate or attending committee hearings. There are also two interns designated to work as production assistants for Ohio Government Telecommunications, helping to broadcast legislative sessions and produce other governmental, educational and historical programming. Interns are paid $25,400 to $27,400 annually and are eligible for benefits like other state employees. State Sen. Bill Seitz (R–8th Dis-

trict), who has had several LSC interns work in his office over the years, explained that the program is an opportunity for young Ohioans to learn about the legislative process, network and develop professional skills that will be valuable no matter what career path they choose. “The LSC internship gives participants a glimpse into the workings of state government, provides a platform to network with state and local officials, lobbyists, lawyers, business people and many other professionals and helps open the door for a number of exciting career opportunities,” Seitz said. “I encourage all hardworking, dedicated college graduates from Hamilton County and the surrounding region who are interested in public service to apply.” LSC is currently accepting applications for the 2011 intern class. All applications must be postmarked by April 1 to be considered for the program. The application deadline for the telecommunications internship is May 31. To qualify, applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree before the internship begins in December 2010. No political experience is required. For more information about the LSC internship please visit www.lsc.state.oh.us/internship or call 614-466-3615. Application materials should be mailed to Ohio Legislative Service Commission, Internship Coordinators, Vern Riffe Center, 77 South High Street, Ninth Floor, Columbus, OH 43215.

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The following students earned honors for the second quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.

Seventh grade

A honor roll: Tabitha Adams, Anna Berlon, Faith Berry, Kelsey Blauser, Janelle Bouman, Ricky Browe, Alexander Brown, Samuel Brumett, Aaron Burg, Benjamin Burton, Chris Calvert, Emma Carlsson, Trinity Circle, Ava Closson, Imani Crosby, Nia Crosby, Sarah Fessler, Heather Gamble, Allison Gast, Mackenzie Gill, Hannah Heath, Maureen Hickey, Edward Klare, Sierra Leigh, Justin Lennon, Cara Meier, Conrad Murphy, Matthew Nichols, Matthew Oakman, Charles Payne, Emily Popp, Mika Rearigh, Corinne Saul, Luke Steimle, Jordan Thompson, Darius Youngblood and Alexandra Zeller. B honor roll: Devin Allen, Sydney Bonham, Megan Ciavarella, Devin Coulter, Kyla Crigler, Mert Erdeger, Brian Franklin, Jonathan Fruchtnicht, Julia Hadley, Jessie Hall, Caleb Hatfield, Jacob Heinold, Samantha Holden, Antonio Howell, Courtney Howell, William Humason, Jaason Jenkins, Robert Jung, Eric Karam, Brittany Kincaid, Abram Leary, Jacob Lucas, Elizabeth Morgan, Desiera Morris, MildredMarie Munlin, Daesia Nance, Katelynn Patterson, Cassidy Petrocelli, Zach Richardson, Stephen Schmuck, Thomas Startup, Nima Tamang, Jayla Travis, Lauren Wade, Khameron Wilcox, Amber Wilks, Jimmy Zhang and John Conner Zimmermann.

Eighth grade

A honor roll: Andrew Auffrey, Amber Boardman, Joseph Brueggemeyer, Nicholas Combs, Catherine (Katie) Connell, Kristina Cowan, Hector (Kealii) Cummings, Susana Duffy, Hannah Earlywine, David Evans, Brennan Eve, Megan Fulton, Megan Garner, Mitchell Gordon, Joshua Grubbs, Jaylah Howell, Rebecca Huff, Jordan Hughes, Bailey Jacobs, Matthew Jent, Tara Keller, Daniel Leal, Cassandra Lee, Shelby Metz, Rachel Morgan, James (Eddie) Reeb, Haley Reed, Idris Reed, Colleen Sauer, Kara Sauer, Rebecca Snyder, Thomas Steel, Bradley Steimle, Noah Stump, Suzanne Tepe, Amber Ward, Samuel Wolferst and Will Young. B honor roll: Kellie Bingham, Brittani Booker, Bally Butler, Luke Cobbs, Kaila Dace, Elias Eliopulos, Arin Fambro, Michael Hall, Ethan Hirtle, Juan Hall, Lindsey Harman, Haley Hatfield, James Hutsell, Jeremiah Lowry, Morganne Mills, Sydney Murphy, Elliott Tuepker, Alain Verga, Ronald Washington, Malik Williams and Jenny Wimmers.

Moeller High School

The following local students earned honors for the second quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.

Freshmen

First honors: Brian Butz, Corey Gruenwald and Keith Watkins II. Second honors: Grant Kraushar.

Sophomores

First honors: Ryan Elser and Tyler Steinway, Second honors: Matthew Barrow, George Lewis, Eric Reardon and Raymond

Roberts.

Juniors

First honors: Kyle Shoaf. Second honors: Brian Beiting, Kevin Burwinkel and Anthony Hall.

Seniors

First honors: Christian Cagle.

Ursuline Academy

The following students have earned honors for the first semester of the 2009-2010 school year.

Freshman-sophomore honors

Angela Bird, Grace Castelli, Amber Elsen, Megan Fitzwater, Stephanie Hagedorn, Erin Howett, Lindsey Johnstone, Rachel Kim, Julie Ruehl and Meghan Stifel.

First honors

Mary Allen, Molly Allen, Alexandra Bren, Erin Coddington, Blake Eve, Jamie Goldschmidt, Olivia Johnson, Kara Meyer and Catherine Schomaker.

Second honors

Caitlin Collord, Abby Engdahl, Allison Frey, Olivia Longshore, Kathryn Lucas, Kori Moster, Megan Valerio and Rachel Zins.

Virtual Community School of Ohio

Eleventh-grader James Lindsey earned honors for the first semester of the 2009-2010 school year.

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Honor musicians

Winton Woods Middle School band students Jasmine Colvin, left, trombone, and Becca Day, bassoon, participated in the Ohio Music Education Association Junior High Honors Orchestra. Orchestra students from Hamilton and Clermont counties participated in the performance at Loveland Middle School.

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Silver Key

Winton Woods seventh-grader Ri’an Kelly won a Silver Key award at the recent National Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards. Out of more than 6,000 regional middle and high school entries in the competition, Kelly won his Silver Key for a self-portrait in the printmaking division. He is pictured with his mother, Venus Carpenter.


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Callen Martin, a Finneytown High School graduate, won the NCAA Division III 55 Meter Dash in the indoor championships at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. The Wilmington College senior equaled her season best time of 6.98 in the finals. It is the fastest Division III indoor time in the country this season and broke the record for DePauw’s indoor track.

McAuley hall of fame

McAuley High School is inducting four women into the Class of 2010 McAuley High School Athletic Hall of Fame at the Hall of Fame Dinner on Sunday, April 25, an event which is open to the public. The women and their respective sports are: • Gina Pellman Reynolds 1991 – basketball, softball, volleyball • Christina Hoffman Even 1997 – basketball, soccer • Amanda Welter 1997 – basketball, volleyball • Angela Hinrichs Fassbender 2000 – swimming The Hall of Fame program begins at 5 p.m. April 25 with a social hour, followed by dinner and presentation, in McAuley’s cafeteria. The cost of the dinner/program is $25 and reservations can be made by contacting Carolyn Dierkers at 681-1800 x 1122 or dierkersc@mcauleyhs.net. For more information, contact McAuley Athletic Director Caryl Schawe at 681-1800 ext. 1152 or schawec@mcauleyhs.net.

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SIDELINES Football/cheerleading sign-ups

2010 Registration for Hilltop Youth Athletic Association Football and Cheerleading will be conducted on the following dates: • Priority (if you participated during the 2009 season) – 4 p.m.-6 p.m. April 17; 2 p.m.-4 p.m. May 1. • Open (for new or returning players) – 4 p.m.-6 p.m. May 15; 2 p.m.-4 p.m. June 5. Registration fees are $80. A $40 non-refundable deposit is due at registration. Call 931-0860 for details.

Hermans summer soccer camps

2010 OSYSA/Soccer Unlimited Soccer Camps, run by Jack Hermans and Ohio South, will have a full summer of camps this year. Contact Ohio South at 576-9555 or Jack Hermans at 232-7916, or e-mail jhermans@fuse.net Visit www. osysa.com/camps/soccerunlimited.htm for a list of camp dates and locations.

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Lancers fall in regional finals to Moe, 48-41 By Anthony Amorini aamorini@communitypress.com

Avoiding Greater Catholic League foes in the tournament was the initial goal for La Salle’s boys’ basketball team at the start of sectional play this winter. But by districts, St. Xavier and Moeller were still alive and looming on the Lancers’ schedule as La Salle prepared for a third game against each of its key GCL rivals. La Salle out-lasted St. Xavier, 48-46, during the Division I Regional Championship semi-finals Wednesday, March 17, before falling to Moeller, 48-41, in overtime during the regional finals Friday, March 19. For the second season in a row, La Salle fell one game short of making Ohio’s Final Four and taking a trip to

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Moeller’s Griffin McKenzie (44) and La Salle’s Brandon Neel (23) battle for the tip off ball in the first period of their Division I game at Cintas Center March 19. likes to stay away from each other in the tournament as long as we can,” La Salle head coach Dan Fleming said. La Salle went 1-1 during the regular season against both St. Xavier and Moeller. The Lancers won its rubber match against St. Xavier with 15 points from junior

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La Salle’s Ryan Fleming gets away a shot despite being surrounded by St. Xavier defenders Wednesday, March 17, during the Lancers’ win over the Bombers, 4846, in the Division I Regional Championship semi-finals. state. Princeton bested La Salle during the regional finals in 2009 before the Vikings finished as Ohio’s runner-up. “You know them and they know you. That’s the big problem. Our league

guard Ryan Fleming and 12 points each from junior forward Brandon Neel and junior guard Trey Casey. “We pressured the ball very well and created a little chaos when they ran their offense,” Fleming said of his

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A group of La Salle fans go nuts cheering for their Lancers during the second quarter of the Lancers’ win over its rivals from St. Xavier, 48-46, in the Division I Regional Championship semi-finals Wednesday, March 17. team’s tenacious defense. “Defensively, our guys have been pretty strong all year.” But against Moeller, the Crusaders’ Adam Barlow netted all nine of his team’s points in overtime to top the Lancers, 48-41. Barlow finished with 13 points. The game was knotted at 39-39 at the end of regulation before Moeller outscored La Salle by a 9-2 margin in the extra frame. Ryan led La Salle against Moeller with 14 points. Sophomore guard Josh Lemons added 11 points for the Lancers including two three-pointers with Neel netting nine points. “I think people know this league we are in is very strong,” Fleming said of the GCL having two teams in Ohio’s Elite Eight and three teams in the Sweet 16. “It’s supposed to be a down year (for the GCL) and with what we are doing (in the tournament) it speaks volumes about our league.” La Salle finished at 22-3 this winter while winning the GCL South Division in addition to sectional and district titles. Looking forward, La Salle will likely have one of

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La Salle’s Trey Casey drops the ball into the hoop with St. Xavier’s David Niehaus trailing the play Wednesday, March 17, during the Lancers’ win over the Bombers, 48-46, in the Division I Regional Championship semi-finals at Xavier’s Cintas Center. the strongest groups of returning players in the area in 2011. The Lancers’ top six scorers from this season will return in 2011 including Neel (12.7 points a game), Ryan Fleming (8.5 points a

game), Lemons (7.8 points a game), junior guard Matt Woeste (6.0 points a game), junior guard Michael Schmidt (4.7 points a game) and Casey (4.4 points a game).

Bacon’s balance brings tournament rewards By Mark Chalifoux mchalifoux@communitypress.com

The Roger Bacon High School boys’ basketball team saw its season end with a 47-44 loss in the regional tournament to Thurgood Marshall March 18 to finish the season with a record of 19-6. Still, the Spartans had a tremendous season. “I’m probably the most proud that we did it when people thought we couldn’t,” head coach Brian Neal said. “Plenty of people who thought our run was over after our finish last year, but we obviously proved that certainly wasn’t the case and it won’t be the case next year. It’s a credit to our kids working as hard as they did to get it done.” Any Roger Bacon naysayers will have to wait at least another season to pounce on the Spartans as Roger Bacon graduates only four seniors from this year’s team, which won a district championship. “Last year we were knocked out at the district level. This year we were

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Roger Bacon team holds up their trophy March 10 after beating Graham Local 47 to 34. knocked out at the regional level, so next year our goal is to go a step further and make it to Columbus,” he said. Roger Bacon had plenty of highlights during the regular season, in addition to its tournament success. The Spartans swept their division of the Greater Catholic League and also defeated three of the four teams from the GCL South. Roger Bacon defeated St. Xavier 50-49, Elder 55-48 and Moeller 60-51. “The St. Xavier win was

the biggest of the season for us because we weren’t playing very good at that point, and they were in control the whole game and we made a furious fourth-quarter comeback,” he said. Roger Bacon was down seven points in that game with under two minutes to go before the Spartans took control. Roger Bacon won eight straight games and 10 of their next 11 after the win. Roger Bacon was led by senior guard Jorian Hudson, who averaged 14.4 points

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Roger Bacon’s Jared Bryant (30) goes up for a shot against Graham Local. per game and junior guard Paul Byrd, who averaged 10.4 points per game. Junior center Jared Bryant was another standout, averaging 12.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. “We had great balance this season,” Neal said. “When we were firing on all cylinders, we were pretty good.” Along with Hudson, Roger Bacon loses seniors Matt Westerfeld, Adrian Ingram and A.J. Holt. Fortu-

nately, the Spartans bring back eight players for next season. “We plan on being back here again,” Neal said. He was also happy to see the support the team had down the stretch. “We had a fantastic crowd in our last game,” he said. “We had probably 200 students make the trip and a bunch of supports and family members. We probably had over 1,000 people in attendance.”


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Leacrest Roads, Fleming Road in front of Beech Grove Cemetery, and Winton Road north of East Compton. The Warriors were also recognized with a formal proclamation at the meeting. A large banner proclaiming the team’s achievement was hung across Winton Road in front of the entrance to the Greenhills Municipal Building until inclement weather forced it to be taken down. The banner, which reads, “Winton Woods High School Division II State Football Champs 2009,” was bought by Winton Woods parents and supporters and will be on display now throughout the district. Shortly after the historic win, Forest Park Mayor Chuck Johnson and then Greenhills Mayor Ockie

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Do you think businesses are right to block employees’ access to NCAA Tournamentrelated Web sites during the tournament? Why or why not? “I do think an employer has the right to block employees’ access to NCAA tournament-related Web sites as well as any other Web sites that are not related to the employee’s job. Employers are constantly trying to limit the amount of company time spent on personal business – phone calls, e-mails, texting. There is so much out there to distract an employee’s attention. The less available distractions, the more productive an employee will be.” D.M.R. “Absolutely. Businesses have the right to expect their employees to be focusing on the job when at work. If employees want to watch the games, take vacation time.” M.S. “The employer should not have to do this – the employee is supposed to be working! It is sad employers find it necessary to block the sites.” D.H. “Yes I do. Employers have enough problems without employees spending untold hours completing brackets and watching games. It’s only fair to the employers and clients to make the job come first.” B.H. “Employers should be allowed to control non-business related access if they are providing the Internet service during business hours. They have a right to control (to a reasonable degree) the distractions for the people they are paying to work.” D.K. “Yes. Employers are right to block employee access to NCAA sites during the tournament. Employers pay their employees to work, not catch up on the tournament results.” M.S.

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Next question What are your favorite Opening Day traditions? Do you plan to go this year? Every week The Hilltop Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to hilltoppress@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line. “Yes Businesses are within their rights to block employees’ access to NCAA tournament related Web sites during the tournament because the employer isn’t paying them to watch basketball in all likelihood – and especially not to use the employer’s resources for same.” S.K.M. “Yes I do think a company has the right to block access to these web sites. People are there to work. It’s nice if a company let’s employees have access to these sites, but unfortunately some people take advantage of the opportunity to not get anything done and ruin it for the others.” P.F. “Yes, workers have to get back to being productive for the job they are being paid to due. Is it any wonder that the majority of our jobs are going to foreign lands.” L.S. “Some businesses may not be able to afford staff members taking the time to enjoy the NCAA tournament. In some cases allotting time for personnel to watch NCAA games can be used as a team-building gathering which can uplift workers and boost production. I worked for Great American Insurance for several years with lunch time catered in, (Skyline. How can you beat that!), large screen TVs provided, brackets for staff members with a basketball competition and trophy. This time was well spent and enjoyed by the whole department. Positive feelings were promoted and appreciation given by the staff members.” K.K.

my son came down with meningitis within five days (he had contracted the incubating virus back in Brazil). I quickly Bruce Healey learned a few Community sharp lessons. First, I no Press guest longer had an columnist assistant! It was on me. Secondly, this was a far more demanding job than my former career. To begin with when you work on raising kids, it’s not like a work project. If it does not work out, you don’t get a second chance to make a pitch next year. The result of your work is not measured in money, profit or savings that can be neatly calculated at year end so the company can see what a great job you have done. The result of your work will take years to show up and when it does, it is probably irreversible. The pressure to perform is there every day but you never get

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On March 20-21 a group of 216-plus dedicated and interested citizens from Cincinnati boarded a bus to Washington, D.C., to march for comprehensive immigration reform along with thousands of others across our nation. The plea was for and in the name of immigrants who live in deadly fear each day. Many have been in the United States for several years and have attempted to legalize their status. The present law restricts the process to move in a timely manner. The issue of unification of fam-

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Stepping out may improve your health With the daylight hours increasing, spring is the perfect time to make a commitment to becoming more physically active. News headlines continue to remind us that Americans do not get enough physical activity – a lifestyle that can lead to serious health consequences. A sedentary lifestyle, along with poor nutrition and tobacco use, is linked to some of the leading chronic diseases impacting our nation’s health including diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Regular physical activity reduces the risk for many diseases, helps control weight, and strengthens muscles, bones, and joints. Take advantage of the extra daylight to walk around the neighborhood, take a family bike ride or play a game of badminton. Getting the necessary amount of physical activity can be

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achieved without an expensive gym membership or fancy equipment. Physical activity guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate adults need to do two types of physical activity for

optimal health. Every week, adults need at least: 30 minutes of moderateintensity aerobic activity on five or more days; and musclestrengthening activities on two or more days. While this might seem like a lot of time, it is easier to attain by spreading out physical activity throughout the entire week. You

can even break it up into 10minute increments during each day. Even 10 minutes of continuous physical activity – such as brisk walking or dancing – can be a health benefit. Keep in mind that some physical activity is better than none at all. Hamilton County Public Health and our partners are working to implement sustainable changes to improve the health of our community. To learnabout how we are encouraging Hamilton County residents to eat smart and live fit, visit www.hamiltoncountyhealth.org. Tim Ingram is the health commissioner for Hamilton County. Hamilton County Public Health works to assure the 450,000 citizens living outside the cities of Cincinnati, Norwood, Sharonville and Springdale are safe from disease, injury and contamination.

Paper police

The “paper police” are patrolling classrooms at Winton Woods Primary South to make sure students and staff are recycling every usable piece of paper. It’s all part of a new paper and cardboard recycling program at the school. Some of the newly deputized members of the Winton Woods Primary South paper police are, from left, second-graders Kevin Suttles, Rhoda Nkrumah and Markell Harden, and first-grader Liston Watson. They are pictured with art teacher Katie Forney. PROVIDED.

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daily feedback from your “projects!” My wife was and is enormously supportive. In retrospect it was a huge leap of faith to give the day-to-day raising of children to someone singularly lacking in experience. She has put up with rants and raves and has gently counseled me if I have gone astray. She has been a true partner in the extraordinarily difficult enterprise of raising healthy, principled and interesting children. OK, so some guys out there are asking, so what did I get out of this? The easy answer is lots of grey hair! Actually I got so much more. I have had a shot at being with my kids every day, teaching them what little I know about the big adventure called life. I get to pursue some of my passions like writing and being a car buff, now they are older. I get to see the fruit of a tree planted under less than ideal conditions, 12 years ago, and it isn’t bad. The “no-brainer” became a blind leap of faith, but heaven help me! I’d do it again. Bruce Healey lives in Blue Ash.

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Necessity is father of faith I don’t really know why I am writing this column other than I feel like perhaps someone out there may want to hear this story, or may be on the brink of a similar decision. In 1998 I had a successful insurance career in Brazil, running the Sao Paulo office of a British insurance company. My wife worked for a company some of you may have heard of: Procter & Gamble. Two small kids, a boy and a girl, aged three and five completed the picture. My wife was offered a promotion to move to Caracas, Venezuela. I had to make a difficult decision: should I give up my career and follow my wife, or put my foot down and demand we stay put? I decided to move and become a stay-at-home father, in a new country. I thought it was a “no brainer” at the time. Our kids were growing up. Our hectic schedules were making spending time with them hard, specially for me: my office was far from home and the job required socializing after hours and travel. When we arrived in Venezuela

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The Seams Sew Easy Quilt Shop is participating in a nationwide effort to make 1 million pillowcases for ill and needy people. Shop owners, clockwise from left, are Colerain Township resident Linda Laker, Freddie Lampl, Niki Crawford, Colerain Township resident Karen Moore and Nancy Wiggins.

Quilt store ‘seamed’ like a good idea

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All five owners have input unto the buying of fabric, so the selection reflects a variety of tastes.

JENNIE KEY/STAFF

The Seams Sew Easy Quilt Shop in the Foxwood center at Mack Road and Winton roads, stocks a variety of materials in a rainbow of colors.

By Jennie Key

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They have sew much fun. The owners of the Seams Sew Easy Quilt Shop loved working in other shops together so much, they decided to take the plunge and open a quilt shop of their own. Nancy Wiggins, the principal partner, invited the others: Colerain Township residents Linda Lake and Karen Moore, and Freddie Lampl and Niki Crawford. All play different roles at the store, at 2326 Mack Raod. It’s a unique blend of their personalities, Moore said. She has a lot of experience as she taught home economics at Northwest High School for more than 25 years. She founded Seams Sew Easy as a pattern company with two other teachers. Those two teachers moved on, but Wiggins kept the company going. In 2006 she partnered with Beach’s Sew & Vac to open a quilt shop inside of Beach’s in Newport. So the pattern company became a quilt shop and the collaboration helped the business grow. It grew right out of its space, and Wiggins partnered with the other women who worked in past shops and the fivesome opened their Seams So Easy Quilt Shop on April 1 of last year. The shop offers a variety of classes and sewing events. “We have Girls Night Out where ladies can bring their projects here and work on them,” said Moore. “During the summer, we might fire up the grill and have hamburgers. We have had pajama parties. It’s just fun.” There are also classes for youngsters. The shop offers sewing camps during the summer, and all of the partners say the goal is to relax, have fun and enjoy the company. The shop has a warm, homey feel. Bright and well-lit, finished quilts hang on the walls, and there are lots of machines for use and

Sewing marathon March 23 Seams Sew Easy sponsors a Sewing Marathon from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, at the shop at 2326 Mack Road. Sewers are participating in the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge. Sponsored by American Patchwork and Quilting, quilters, sewers and craftersacriss the country are making pillowcases to make a difference. Pillowcases are being given to cancer patients, foster children, battered women and nursing home residents. St. Joseph Villa Orphanage in Green Township will receive some of the cases made at the marathon. For every set of five pillowcases donated, sewers are entered in a drawing for a $25 gift certificate. The first drawing will be March 31. For more information on the 1 million Pillowcase Challenge go to www.allpeoplequilt.com/millionpillowca ses. Bring your own fabric or purchase kits for $3.50 each or three for $10. Call 860-1373 for information. for sale. The shop sells Pfaff and Baby Lock machines, and Wiggins said they range from a couple hundred to thousands in cost. Because the partners have different interests, they have a variety of skills. “We each contribute a different strength, we have specialties,” Lampl said. “And if there is something you want to learn that we don’t know how to do, one of us will go learn, and then we’ll teach it for you.” It’s even turned into a family affair for Lampl. Her husband Andy runs the big computer operated quilting machine at the shop. The ladies love the shop. “It’s therapy,” said Freddie. “We get a lot of feedback from the women that they feel comfortable here.” Call 860-1373 for details.

JENNIE KEY/STAFF

The Seams So Easy Quilt Shop is in the midst of participating in a national campaign to sew a million pillowcases for people who are ill or in need of help.The shop is sponsoring a number of events to encourage people to sew the pillowcases and donate them.

JENNIE KEY/STAFF

Andy Lampl, husband of one of the shop’s owners, cuts backing for a quilt on a computerized quilter.


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Hilltop Press

March 24, 2010

THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, M A R C H 2 5

CIVIC

Half Pint Library Book Drive, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Half Price Books, 9720 Colerain Ave., Collection and distribution of children’s books for families and children in need through local non-profit and community organizations. 385-4100. Colerain Township.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Royal Rounds, 2-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian, 21 Cromwell Road, Phase III-V round dance club for experienced dancers. Ballroom figures: waltz, two-step, cha cha, rumba, tango and bolero. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Greenhills.

DANCE CLASSES

Line Dance Class, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Springfield Township Senior and Community Center, 9158 Winton Road, Dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. Springfield Township. Waltz and Two-Step Dance Classes, 7-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, Wear comfortable and casual attire and smooth-soled shoes for dancing. No prior dance experience is necessary. Free. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.so-nkysdf.com. Springfield Township.

ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER

Aida, 8 p.m., La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road, Gymnasium. Musical. $10. Reservations recommended. Presented by La Salle High School Drama. 741-2369; www.lasallehs.net. Green Township. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 7:30 p.m., Finneytown High School, 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace, Swartzel Performing Arts Center. Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. $10, $5 seniors and students. Through March 27. 728-3712. Finneytown.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Careers in the Park District, 7 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Park district employees, including those in land management, recreation and safety, will share information about their job, background and what a typical day is like. 521-7275. Springfield Township. F R I D A Y, M A R C H 2 6

CIVIC

Half Pint Library Book Drive, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Half Price Books, 385-4100. Colerain Township.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 5-8 p.m., Piazza Discepoli Wine Merchants & Wine Bar, 5872 Cheviot Road, Includes light hors d’oeuvres. $10. 9231300; www.piazzadiscepoli.com. White Oak. Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 513, 7947 Hamilton Ave., Cod, catfish, shrimp, crab cakes, steak and chicken sandwiches, fries, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw and cupcakes. 729-0061. Mount Healthy.

Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., St. John Neumann Church, 12191 Mill Road, Daniel Hall. Baked and fried fish, shrimp, vegetable lasagna, pizza and more. A la carte and carryout available. $7 and up. 742-0953. Springfield Township. Fish Fry, 5:30-7:30 p.m., St. Therese Little Flower Church, 5560 Kirby Ave., School Cafeteria. Fish, shrimp, spaghetti, pizza, shrimp, potatoes, fries, salad and macaroni and cheese. Carryout available. Benefits Lady of Grace Catholic School Athletic Association. $4-$6. 541-5560. Mount Airy. Fish Fry, 4:30-7:30 p.m., St. John the Baptist School, 5375 Dry Ridge Road, Undercroft. Fish, shrimp, whole pizzas or by the slice, side items, drinks and desserts. Carryout available. Benefits Help-A-Student Education Fund. $3-$15. 923-2900; www.stjohnsdr.org. Colerain Township. St. James the Greater Fish Fry, 4:30-8 p.m., St. James the Greater, 3565 Hubble Road, Undercroft. Baked and fried fish, shrimp, cheese pizza, clam chowder, macaroni and cheese, desserts, pop and beer. Carryout available. Crafts for children. Benefits St. James the Greater church activities. $2-$7. 741-5311; www.stjamesfishfry.org. White Oak. Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m., VFW Post 7340 Charles R. Gailey, 8326 Brownsway Lane, Cod, catfish, shrimp, chicken, platters come with choice of two sides. Carryout available. $7 platter, $4 sandwich. Presented by VFW Post 7340 Ladies Auxiliary. 521-7340; www.gaileyvfw.com. Colerain Township.

ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER

Aida, 8 p.m., La Salle High School, $10. Reservations recommended. 741-2369; www.lasallehs.net. Green Township. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 7:30 p.m., Finneytown High School, $10, $5 seniors and students. 7283712. Finneytown.

RECREATION

Outdoor Archery, 6 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Tips, tricks, information on compound bow and target practice. Archers must be able to pull a minimum of 10 pounds draw weight. With certified archery instructor. Ages 8 and up. Adult must accompany ages 8-17. For ages 8 and older. $15. Registration required online by March 24. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. S A T U R D A Y, M A R C H 2 7

BUSINESS MEETINGS

Zoning Board of Appeals Public Meeting, 7 p.m., Greenhills Municipal Building, 11000 Winton Road, Presented by Village of Greenhills. 825-2100. Greenhills.

CIVIC

Half Pint Library Book Drive, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Half Price Books, 385-4100. Colerain Township.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

North College Hill Historical Society Monthly Meeting, 11 a.m., Hilltop United Methodist Church, 1930 W. Galbraith Road. 522-3934. North College Hill. Skirts and Shirts Square Dance Club, 7:30-10 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 1927 W. Kemper Road, One of Cincinnati’s oldest square dance clubs. Formerly Hayloft Club. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.sonkysdf.com. Springfield Township.

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EDUCATION

Hall of Heroes, 1-4 p.m., Greenhills Community Building, 8 Enfield, Auditorium. Learn about history and honor men and women of military who made that history happen. Dr. Lynn Ashley, member of World War II Women’s Army Corps 1944-1946, speaks at 2 p.m. Free. Presented by Winton Woods City Schools. 275-1698. Greenhills.

HOLIDAY - EASTER

Easter Egg Hunt, 10:30 a.m., Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Road, Lakeshore area. Candy, prizes, face painting and Easter bunny visit. Ages 2-7. Inclement weather postpones to 10:30 a.m. April 3 weather permitting. Free. 521-7003. Springfield Township.

HOME & GARDEN

Seminars in a Snap: Ready, Set, Grow, 11-11:30 a.m., White Oak Garden Center, 3579 Blue Rock Road, Ideas for projects to get the little gardener in your life “on the right path.” Educational opportunities for busy people who want to enhance their outdoor living space with style and beauty. Free. 385-3313; www.whiteoakgardencenter.com. White Oak.

FILE PHOTO

Rock band Switchfoot performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at The Underground, 1140 Smiley Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for upper lounge, $25 in advance. For more information, call 825-8200 or visit www.theug.com.

RECREATION

Full Moon Disc Golf, 8 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, $5, $3 disc/Frisbee rental. Registration required online by March 25. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.

SPECIAL EVENTS

MUSIC - OLDIES

Shake Rattle and Roll Dinner/Dance, 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 11100 Winton Road, Buffet dinner starts 7 p.m. Paul Halverstadt presents Memories of Elvis show 8:30 p.m. and music by Corner Cats follows. $12. Reservations required. Presented by Hugh Watson Event Center. 728-5335; www.hughwatson.tk. Greenhills.

Budget Bride Wedding Showcase, Noon-6 p.m., Dayspring Church of God, 1060 Smiley Ave., Features local vendors, fashion shows, cake tastings and catering specialties. Free. Register online for giveaways. Presented by Simply Perfect Weddings & Events. 7087434; www.budgetweddingshowcase.com. Forest Park.

NATURE

Creating Your Journey for the Second Half of Life, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, For anyone eager to explore the opportunities and develop a travel plan for the second half of life. Includes financial planning, downsizing and moving, planning for a healthy lifestyle, traveling with purpose (working, volunteering, time management) and spirituality. Free. Registration required. Through April 10. 9315777. Finneytown.

Duck Pond, 10 a.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, West Fork Dam parking lot. Chance to see 10 or more species of migrant ducks in park’s spotting telescopes. Free, parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. Oak Glen Exploration, 1 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Walk through forested tract to see early wildflowers and migrating birds. Strenuous hike. Ages 12 and up if accompanied by adult. Registration required by March 25. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 5217275. Colerain Township. On Target, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Try to stay on target using everything from a rock and throwing sticks to an atlatl to a bow and arrow. $5. Registration required online by March 24. 521-7275. Springfield Township.

ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER

Aida, 8 p.m., La Salle High School, $10. Reservations recommended. 741-2369; www.lasallehs.net. Green Township. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 4 p.m., Finneytown High School, $10, $5 seniors and students. 7283712. Finneytown.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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CIVIC

Half Pint Library Book Drive, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Half Price Books, 385-4100. Colerain Township.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Karaoke Idol Contest, 7-11 p.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 11100 Winton Road, Doors open 6 p.m. Ages 21 and up to enter contest. Kitchen and bar open. Free. Presented by Hugh Watson Event Center. 728-5335. Greenhills.

NATURE

Woodcock Watch, 7 p.m., Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Road, Short, naturalist-led hike to look for the American woodcock. Begins at amphitheater. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 5217275. Colerain Township.

ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER

Aida, 5 p.m., La Salle High School, $10. Reservations recommended. 741-2369; www.lasallehs.net. Green Township.

RECREATION

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EXERCISE CLASSES

Restore the Core, 6:30-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, $10. 205-9772; www.strollerfit.com. Green Township.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Job Search Group, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Bob Pautke, ProTrain, “Brand You - It’s Mission Critical to Personal Achievement.” Consultants teach on topics to help with job search. Participants share leads and resumes. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. T U E S D A Y, M A R C H 3 0

CIVIC

Half Pint Library Book Drive, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Half Price Books, 385-4100. Colerain Township.

DANCE CLASSES

Beginner Square Dance Class, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, No prior dance experience necessary. Wear casual dress and smooth soled shoes. Free. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.so-nkysdf.com. Springfield Township.

RECREATION

March Mania Obstacle Course, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Burn off some March Mania energy on the obstacle course. Registration required online by March 29. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Springfield Township.

W E D N E S D A Y, M A R C H 3 1

BUSINESS SEMINARS Remarkable Resume Roundup, 1-3 p.m., True North Achievement Center, 650 Northland Blvd., Suite 100, Meet one-on-one with certified career coach and resume expert and receive feedback from peers during roundtable discussion. Family friendly. $69.95. Reservations required. Presented by ProTrain True North. 825-1555; www.careerachievementnetwork.com. Forest Park. CIVIC

Half Pint Library Book Drive, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Half Price Books, 385-4100. Colerain Township.

COMMUNITY DANCE

Choreographed Ballroom Dancing, 7-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm Hayloft Barn, 10073 Daly Road, Ballroom dance moves choreographed to various types of music. No prior dance experience is necessary. Wear casual attire and smooth-soled shoes. Free. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.so-nkysdf.com. Springfield Township.

ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER

A Passion Play, 7 p.m., La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road, Free. Presented by La Salle High School Drama. 741-2369. Green Township.

RECREATION

March Mania Obstacle Course, 2 p.m., Winton Woods, Registration required online by March 29. 521-7275. Springfield Township.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Ceramics, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., North College Hill Senior Center, 1586 Goodman Ave., Materials and training provided. Free. 521-3462. North College Hill.

Living Creatures Animal Sanctuary Benefit, 1-8 p.m., Highway House, 11508 Colerain Ave., Nascar Race from Martinsville on TV. Food, drinks, raffle prizes and split the pot. Weather permitting, animals to make brief appearances. Benefits Living Creatures Animal Sanctuary. 385-2173. Colerain Township.

SHOPPING

Greenhills Classic Coin and Stamp Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., American Legion Post Hugh Watson Post 530 Greenhills, 11100 Winton Road, Sixty tables. Free. Presented by Jim Huffman. 937-376-2807. Greenhills. M O N D A Y, M A R C H 2 9

CIVIC Half Pint Library Book Drive, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Half Price Books, 385-4100. Colerain Township. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

PROVIDED

Mickey Mouse hosts a musical party at the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with favorite Disney pals in “Playhouse Disney Live!” at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, at the U.S. Bank Arena. Characters from “Little Einsteins,” “My Friends Tigger & Pooh,” and “Handy Manny,” will all take the stage live for a musical celebration. Tickets are $17, $22, $30, and $45. Call 513-562-4949 or visit www.ticketmaster.com or www.disneylive.com.

Unicorners Singles Square Dance Club, 810 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Experienced western style square dancers and round dancers. Singles and couples welcome. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.sonkysdf.com. Mount Healthy.

PROVIDED

The first Cincinnati Beerfest will offer more than 120 beers, from Cincinnati and around the world, celebrating the city’s brewing heritage, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 26-28, at the Duke Energy Center. There will also be entertainment and hometown food. Hours are 6-10 p.m. Friday, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $35 online, $40 at the door or $70 for a three-day package. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Freestore Foodbank. Visit www.cincinnatibeerfest.com.


Life

Hilltop Press

March 24, 2010

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When will I ever be a normal person?

We can base it on low esteem or unrealistic comparisons. The fact remains that too many of us, even apparently successful people, have an unspoken suspicion of being â&#x20AC;&#x153;less than othersâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;not normal.â&#x20AC;? That sad and secret inkling leads to the silent question, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Will people ever see me, or I see myself, as a normal and typical human?â&#x20AC;? What a relief it is to realize emotionally and intellectually that there is no such thing as being normal. Jungian analyst Lawrence Jaffe says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Normality is an abstraction derived from the study of statistics. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really exist.â&#x20AC;? That usually takes a long time to grasp. Instead of appreciating our unique grandeur, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re busy comparing ourselves to others, trying to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;normal,â&#x20AC;? like them. Take, for example, scientists studying stones in a certain river. They develop certain statistics.

Father Lou Guntzelman Perspectives

These statistics inform them that the average, or normal, stone in t h a t riverbed is four inches long and two inches

wide. Yet, a search may never find a stone exactly that size. Doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the same process occur in scientifically studying and trying to find the normal person? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Man is not complete,â&#x20AC;? writes Jung, â&#x20AC;&#x153;when he lives in a world of statistical truth. He must live in a world where the whole of a man, his entire history, is the concern, and not that of merely statisticsâ&#x20AC;Ś When everything is statistical all individual qualities are wiped outâ&#x20AC;Ś and he becomes a statistical average, a number; that is, he

becomes nothing.â&#x20AC;? We need to constantly be reminded, as Isaac Singer reminds us in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love and Exile,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every human character occurs only once in the whole history of human beings.â&#x20AC;? This uniqueness means the best advice to another is that which Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Polonius gave his son, Laertes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This above all; to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as night the day, that thou canst not then be false to any man.â&#x20AC;? Whether we are extroverts or introverts; gregarious of lovers of solitude; a mathematician or an artist â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to thine own self be true. Or as St. Francis de Sales proclaimed: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Be yourself! But be your best self.â&#x20AC;? Each of us is a mystery. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re meant to be something unprecedented, not clones of someone else. One of the hallmarks of Carl Jungâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s psychology is individuation (misunderstood at times as individuality, or a focused self-cen-

teredness.) Individuation can be defined as becoming what we have it in us to become. It means becoming our Creatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s image of us. There would be no such thing as individuation if there were not roadblocks, obstacles and detours on the path of our life. Then we would not need to deal with them in our own way and by our own choices. Just as there would be no path we made if there were no wilderness and undergrowth. The path toward our goal is an inner path. The singularity of our paths is part of what makes finding it and staying on it so difficult. In â&#x20AC;&#x153;Liberating the Heart,â&#x20AC;? Lawrence Jaffe writes: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing is so important as to carry your own cross, says Christ. That means the same as finding and following the path of individuation which has

through and through.â&#x20AC;? Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ communitypress.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Hilltop Press

Life

March 24, 2010

What to do with your basket of eggs

It’s not official, but on my little patch of heaven, spring is here. That means pruning berry canes, raking leaves and debris from the asparagus patch, and readying the gardens for planting. It also means planning Easter brunch. I’ve been experimenting with different kinds of egg casseroles, since that’s usually the basis of our brunch. Today I’m sharing one

that is too easy but looks like you went to a lot of trouble making it. My kind of recipe!

Rita Heikenfeld Quiche Rita’s kitchen

muffins

This is a master recipe, so do with it as you like.

Any kind of cooked meat works well. Or none. I made mine with 1⁄2 pound cooked sausage and chives. I layered the add-ins before pouring in the egg mixture, as it was easier to divide evenly. Recipe doubles or triples well. Don’t omit the baking powder. It gives just the right amount of lift. Yield will depend upon size of muffin tins.

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Tip from Rita’s kitchen: Check baking powder for leavening power. Pour a teaspoon into 1⁄2 cup warm water. It should fizz right away if it’s fresh. Write date when you open can on the lid. It’s good for about one year if kept away from heat and light.

COURTESY RITA HEIKENFELD

Little quiches made in muffin tins.

Master recipe:

5 large or extra large eggs 1 ⁄2 cup milk 1 ⁄2 teaspoon baking powder Salt and pepper 11⁄2 cups to 2 cups shredded cheese Good add-ins: 1⁄2 pound cooked sausage or bacon, crumbled, handful of chopped chives, frozen spinach, thawed and drained well, sautéed onions, leeks, mushrooms, etc. Preheat oven to 350. Beat eggs, milk, baking powder, salt and pepper together. Spray a 6- or 8-cup muffin tin really well, since the egg mixture tends to stick. Divide cheese among muffin tins along with other add-ins before pouring base mixture on. Check after baking 20 minutes. Toothpick inserted in center should come out clean, but don’t overbake. Can be baked up to a day ahead and microwaved gently to rewarm, or in 350 degree oven, covered, until hot throughout.

Naturally colored Easter eggs

I have my mom, Mary Nader, to thank for making us such “green” advocates. She colored our eggs with onion skins. When we were kids, we liked commercially colored eggs better, but as I grew older, I came to appreciate just what the onion skin eggs meant. More than just coloring, they were a way of telling a story and passing history on to the next generation. I do the same with the little ones today, and have expanded that to include more natural dyes. Here’s how I do it: In a saucepan, place as many papery outer skins of yellow and/or red onions that you have. Cover with an inch of water. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook until onion skins have colored the water, about 10 minutes. Use this same method for red cabbage (just chunk it up), beets, greens, etc. Even used coffee grounds can be used. Strain and add a tablespoon or so of clear vinegar

to set the dye. Put boiled eggs in. Depending upon how long they sit in the dye, the eggs made with yellow onion skins will be pale yellow to dark amber. Red onion skins produce eggs that are brick/brown red. Red cabbage is the winner: it makes beautiful teal blue eggs! Turmeric makes the eggs more brilliantly yellow than the marigolds my dad, Charlie Nader, used to plant in front of the porch on the tiny front lawn. Turmeric colored eggs require a different method: Stir 3 tablespoons or so of turmeric in 11⁄2 cups water in saucepan. Bring to boil. Remove, let cool but don’t strain. Add a tablespoon or so of vinegar. Place boiled eggs in dye, stirring to coat. When you remove the eggs, gently wipe off turmeric with soft cloth or run them very quickly under running water.

Rooting out recipes

Kroger’s chicken salad: Kroger shared their recipe, which was at the top of the list of requests by you. It’s a quantity recipe so I have to tweak it for the home cook. I’ll work on that as soon as I can. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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BRIEFLY Applications for a scholarship offered by the Forest Park Women’s Club. The club’s scholarship program was established in 1967 to award scholarships to high school students who will become full-time students at a school of higher learning. Applicants must live in the Winton Woods City School District or be a child of a club member. Applications may be obtained from the high school counselor or by calling 8251448.

Sunrise services

Arlington Memorial Gardens will host its annual Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 4, on the South Lawn of Arlington Lake, 2145 Compton Road. The Rev. Edward Daley of the United Methodist Church will preside at the service. It is suggested to arrive by 6:30 a.m. for best parking and seating. Coffee and doughnuts will be served following the service. For info, call 521-7003.

Cookies and more

McAuley High School is having a Cookies and Questions forum from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25. The evening is for eighthgrade students and their parents not yet enrolled for the coming school year. Along with a questionanswer session, there will be information on financial assistance and campus tours. For more information call Kathy Dietrich at 681-1800 extension 2272 or go e-mail dietrichk@mcauleyhs.net.

Radames is betrothed to the Pharaoh's daughter and must chose love or power. Reserved tickets are $10 and bleacher seats are $6. Call 741-2369 to reserve your seat today.

Easter brunch

Hop on over to the Mill Race Banquet Center in Winton Woods for Easter Brunch from 10 a.m-2 p.m. Sunday, April 4. Brunch is $15.50 for adults, $7.95 for children ages 2 to 12 and children under 24 months are complimentary. Visitors can enjoy an allyou-can-eat buffet with over 25 items including a made-toorder omelet station, hash browns, fried goetta and fresh fruit salad. Lunch items include a chef-carved prime rib, scalloped potatoes, California vegetable lasagna and much more. Coffee, hot chocolate, tea, milk, fruit juices and soft drinks are included. Reservations are required by calling 513-825-6467 or at Greatparks.org. The Mill Race Banquet

Center is located at 1515 W. Sharon Road. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($5 annual; $2 daily) is required to enter the parks. For more information, visit GreatParks.org or call 825-6467.

Kindergarten registration

Mount Healthy City Schools conducts kindergarten registration from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, March 29 through Thursday, April 2, at the Board of Education, 7615 Harrison Ave. An evening session will be from 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31. To enroll students, parents or guardians will need two proofs of residency, an original of the child’s birth certificate, social security card, immunization records, and a physical examination form. For more information, contact the enrollment center at 728-4995.

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Forest Park has added the Envisions Summer Camp to its list of reimbursable programs. The city offers reimbursements to residents for their participation in recreation programs. The reimbursement is for up to $150 per household. Residents can be reimbursed for participating in programs at Powel-Crosley YMCA, Fitworks in Forest Park, Mercy HealthPlex, TriCounty Soccerplex, Fairfield YMCA, Woodlawn Community Center, Greenhills Swimming Pool, Waycross Athletic Club and Envisions Summer Camp. Reimbursements are on a first-come, first-served basis. For information, call LaShaunda Jones, recreation coordinator, at 595-5252 or Tye Smith at 595-5204.

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The Springfield Township seniors golf league is looking for golfers 55 years and older, both men and women. The league tees off at 8-10 a.m. Mondays at the Mill Race Golf Course, 1515 W. Sharon Road, at Winton Woods. League play begins April 19 and ends Sept. 27. The group takes to the links each week with two picnics during the summer. The cost is $25. Call Tom Stevens at 9422490 for more information and to join.

Forest Dale Church of Christ Youth Minister Josh Garrett wants to know. The church will host its annual free Community Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 3, on the church grounds, 604 W. Kemper Road. “Here at FDCC we want to give children a chance to enjoy the fun and love that Easter Sunday provides,” explains Garrett. “This is a joyous day for Christians and we want to allow kids to celebrate … and what kid doesn't love candy?” A variety of free activities will be available for children and their families. The church plans to offer free refreshments, coloring pages, crafts, and stories. The event will culminate in the annual Hunt that will send giggling children running all over the church property in search of hidden treats. Children should bring a basket or other container to use when hunting for Easter

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RECORD March 24, 2010

| DEATHS | Editor Marc Emral | memral@communitypress.com | 853-6264 BIRTHS

POLICE

Margaret Bockerstette Gorman, 95, North College Hill, died Feb. 23. She was a longtime volunteer for Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. Survived by children Patrick (Gayla), Richard (Marilyn), Michael (Marianne), Lawrence Gorman

(Tara) Gorman, Mary (Jerome) Gonnella; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one greatgreat-grandchild; one sister. Preceded in death by husband John Gorman, seven siblings. Services were Feb. 27 at St. Margaret Mary Church. Arrangements by Vorhis & Ryan Funeral Home. Memorials to: Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati, 1802 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 452394829 or St. Margaret Mary Church, 1830 W. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH 45239.

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Friendship Baptist Church 8580 Cheviot Rd 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Morning Services 8:45 & 11:00am Sunday Evening Services 6:30pm Wednesday Service 7:00pm AWANA (Wed) 7:00 - 8:45pm

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)

VINEYARD CHURCH NORTHWEST COLERAIN TOWNSHIP

www. trinitymthealthy.org 513-522-3026

1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy

Worship: 8:30 am traditional - 10:45 am contemporary Sunday School: 9:45 am Nursery provided

Well staffed Nursery, Active Youth & College Groups, Exciting Music Dept, Seniors Group, Deaf Ministry www.friendshipbaptistcincinnati.org

Pastor Todd A. Cutter

BAPTIST Creek Road Baptist Church 3906 Creek Rd., Sharonville, Cincinnati, OH 513-563-2410 elder@creekroad.org Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:45am, 6:00pm Wednesday Worship 7:00pm Pastor, Rev. David B Smith

ROMAN CATHOLIC

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR

9927 Wayne Ave * Lincoln Hts, Ohio 45215 513-554-4010 Pastor: Fr Thomas Difolco African American in History & Heritage Roman Catholic in Faith & Practice Services: Saturday at 7:00p & Sunday at 10:00a You are always welcome at St. Martin de Porres

CHRISTIAN CHURCH DISCIPLES Mt. Healthy Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

7717 Harrison Ave Mt. Healthy, OH 45231 Rev. Michael Doerr, Pastor 513-521-6029 Sunday 9:00 a.m...... Contemporary Service 9:45a.m...... Sunday School 10:45 a.m........ Traditional Worship Nursery Staff Provided “A Caring Community of Faith” Welcomes You

EPISCOPAL ChristChurchGlendaleEpiscopalChurch 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 christchurch1@fuse.net www.christchurchglendale.org The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon

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HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH 9:30 am Traditional Service 11:00 am Contemporary Service 4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Township South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370 www.hopeonbluerock.org

Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS 5921 Springdale Rd 1mi west of Blue Rock

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FOREST CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Northminster Presbyterian Church

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Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

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Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)

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St. Martin Dr Porres Catholic Church

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UNITED METHODIST United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Meghan Howard, Pastor Church School for all ages 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available www.cpopumc.com

Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Worship 11:30 - 12:30 Healing Service, last Sunday of the month at 5 pm "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

Sharonville United Methodist

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Robbery

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Theft

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Arrests/citations

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Door and frame damaged at 11695 Holgate, March 10.

Theft

Jewelry and currency valued at $19,400 removed at 11909 Winston Circle, March 6. $1,000 removed at 1143 Smiley Ave., Feb. 24. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 1231 W. Kemper Road, March 10.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

Victim reported at 590 Dewdrop, March 2.

Arrests/citations

Victim struck in face at 1112 Kemper Meadow Drive, March 5. Victim struck at 1545 Winford Lane, March 9.

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Josh Davis, born 1989, violation of temporary protection order, 5919 Hamilton Ave., March 11. Myron Jackson, born 1966, criminal damaging or endangerment and domestic violence, 1441 Groesbeck Road, March 12. Jay A. Harris, born 1978, possession of drugs, trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia, 5900 Hamilton Ave., March 8. Timothy Gaulden, born 1986, assault and aggravated menacing, 1040 Groesbeck Road, March 10. Doniko Mizell, born 1990, theft under $300 and drug abuse, 1644 Marlowe Ave., March 12. John L. Vaughn, born 1973, falsification and possession of drugs, 5900 Hamilton Ave., March 8. Jonathan Grace, born 1990, receiving stolen property, 6021 Connecticut Court, March 9. Rashaun Hill, born 1990, assault and possession of drugs, 5808 Hamilton Ave., March 14. Tymberly Barnes, born 1991, assault, 5900 Belmont Ave., March 12. Adriene McGhee, born 1966, aggravated menacing and violation of temporary protection order, 5372 Bahama Terrace, March 13. Anthony Whittaker, born 1989, after hours in park, 1560 Blue Spruce Road, March 5. Artnisha T. Jones, born 1989, disorderly conduct, 5370 Bahama Terrace, March 8. Antoinette D. Martin, born 1988, after hours in park, 1560 Blue Spruce Road, March 5. David Hardy, born 1975, possession of drugs, 5157 Hawaiian Terrace, March 8. Keith Ronshae Wood, born 1975, criminal trespass, 5883 Monfort Hills Ave., March 11. Robert Martin, born 1977, breaking and entering, 5552 Colerain Ave., March 13. Tristin Ricks, born 1983, possession of drugs, 5115 Colerain Ave., March 10. Victory Brown, born 1991, disorderly conduct, 5370 Bahama Terrace, March 8.

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Rickey Simpson, 53, 1154 Atwood St., drug possession, obstructing official business at 7400 block of Joseph Street, March 15. Sandra Earls, 52, 9817 Crusader Drive, drug possession at 7400 block of Joseph Street, March 15. Elizabeth Ross, 20, 2430 Crest Road, obstructing official business at 7400 block of Joseph Street, March 15. Cody Paulson, 25, 7501 Hickman St., drug possession, drug paraphernalia at 7700 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 13. Alando Green, 18, 1429 Summe Drive, underage sale at 7400 block of Bernard Avenue, March 13. Benjamin Heskamp, 22, 1816 Cordova Ave., drug possession at 1600 block of Kinney Avenue, March 11. Leandre Cobb, 36, 7240 Bernard Ave., domestic violence at 7240 Bernard Ave., March 10. Kyle Koslow, 18, 7334 Clovernook Ave., obstructing official business at 7400 block of Bernard Avenue, March 11. Kenneth Sherrer, 45, 2610 Niagara St., drug possession at 7300 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 10.

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Gold Star Chili reported attempt to enter drive-thru window at 7812 Hamilton Ave., March 14.

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Jackson Hewitt Tax Service reported window broken at 8204 Hamilton Ave., March 14.

Theft

1605 Joseph Court man reported vehicle stolen at 7300 block of Hamilton Avenue, March 12. Man reported money stolen at 8125 Seward Ave., March 12. Woman reported money stolen at 7971 Clovernook Ave., March 12.

NORTH COLLEGE HILL Arrests/citations

Anthony Adams, 31, 2126 McKinley Ave., disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 2000 block of Carpenter Drive, March 4. Amber Colston, 21, 2025 Carpenter Drive, disorderly conduct at 2000 block of Carpenter Drive, March 4. London Walker, 18, 1951 Dearmand Ave., disorderly conduct at 2000 block of Carpenter Drive, March 4. Tracy McCoy, 32, 7606 Seward Ave., theft at 7132 Hamilton Ave., March 4.

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REAL ESTATE 2053 Connecticut Ave.: SKTD Investment LLC to Glover, Tyrone Jr. and Cassondra R. Moore; $103,000. 5930 Piqua Ave.: Floyd, Richard A. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $22,000. 1523 North Bend Road: Walker, Cynthia to McMillan Capital Group; $23,000. 2222 North Bend Road: Woeste Brothers Properties Ltd. to Guardian Savings Bank; $32,000. 5785 Belmont Ave.: Devine, Patrick A. and Cheryl L. to Singer, Judith A.; $72,000.

FOREST PARK

11304 Lincolnshire Drive: Liberty Redevelopment III LLC to Byers, Benjamin R.; $122,500. 11385 Sebring Drive: EP Landholding LLC to Smozie Investments LLC; $1,099,000. 11385 Sebring Drive: EP Landholding LLC to Smozie Investments LLC; $1,099,000. 11393 Juneberry Drive: Terry, Julie M. to Duong, Minh Tu and Rua Thi Tran; $127,000. 11406 Geneva Road: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr. to Reinhardt, Natalie A.; $67,000. 11456 Lincolnshire Drive: Koors, Donald to Bloemer, Jonathan E.; $89,900. 11875 Hitchcock Drive: Joyce, Alexander F. to Bank of New York Mellon; $58,000. 11926 Hamden Drive: McWilliams, Marnike to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $50,000. 1367 Kesta Place: J&M Investment Properties LLC to Jones, John K. and Brandy Williams; $103,000.

1569 Winford Court: White, Chiquita V. to National Residential Nominee Services Inc.; $259,000. 1806 Lincrest Drive: Schierloh, Louella M. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company Tr.; $54,000. 11590 Hanover Road: Kramer, Thomas G. to Safi, Elizabeth A. and Munther; $95,000. 716 Cranford Drive: Wilzbach, Robert L. and Laura L. Keneipp to Wilzbach, Robert L.; $45,500. 938 Halesworth Drive: Penklor Properties LLC to Lawson, Latevi C. and Akouvi Messan; $106,000.

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5406 Bluebird Lane: Snow, Leslie R. and Farris L. Murray to Bac Home Loans Servicing; $60,000. 5631 Glenview Ave.: Woeste Brothers Properties Ltd. to City County Cottages; $12,100.

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Affinity Place: Clarke, Marty E. to Fairfield Village Realty LLC; $135,000. Affinity Place: Clarke, Marty E. to Fairfield Village Realty LLC; $135,000. 1430 Summe Drive: Household Realty Corporation to Beech, Tanisha D.; $80,800. 1938 Stevens Ave.: Beets, Barbara to Federal National Mortgage Association; $38,000. 7353 Martin St.: Anderson, Robert E. to Wells Fargo Bank NA Tr.; $203,077. 1477 Hill Ave.: LSF6 Mercury Reo Investments Trust Series 2008-1 to Duerr, Sharon G. and David L.; $39,000. 1489 Adams Road: Thorp, Benjamin R. to Crumpley, Trina R.; $111,000.

7413 Park Ave.: Loth, Lawanda to Bank of America NA; $44,000.

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1482 Clovernoll Drive: West, Stanley F. Jr. and Mitz A. to Penklor Properties LLC; $46,100. 1482 Clovernoll Drive: Penklor Properties LLC to T.D. Premier Properties LLC; $56,000. 1722 Norcol Lane: Ritter Sterrett, Irma K. to Grout, Nickolas R.; $55,000. 1829 Goodman Ave.: Helms, Todd L. to Citifinancial Inc.; $44,000. 6836 Richard Ave.: Cinco Family Financial Center Credit Union to Atkins, Tracy A.; $104,900. 6931 Pinoak Drive: Wai, Chuen Sang to Auyeung, Yee S.; $112,020. 1627 De Armand Ave.: Mahaffey, Nina to Federal National Mortgage Association; $32,000. 1812 Sundale Ave.: Henderson, Pamela Y. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $42,000. 1813 Emerson Ave.: Black, Diana L. and James J. to Youngblood, Latasha; $86,000. 1820 Goodman Ave.: Bosley, Jacqueline L. to Federal National Mortgage Association; $71,680. 1822 Dallas Ave.: Ellis, Randall D. and Penny to Ellis, Randall D.; $34,790. 1822 Waltham Ave.: Tobergta, John H. and Brenda to U.S. Bank NA Tr.; $28,000. 2 Beech Knoll Drive: Brush, Burke Frederick Tr. to Palmer, William B. and Patricia L.; $115,000. 2042 Emerson Ave.: Vest, Tamara M. to Bank of New York Mellon T; $60,000. 6609 Betts Ave.: Gooding, Michelle

Gardening trend getting practical Each year, the Garden Media Group does a lot of surveying and research to develop a list of gardening trends for the upcoming year. And I must say that it has been very interesting to watch these trends over the years, to see how gardening and styles of gardening have changed (Baby Boomers, Gen X&Y, economy, etc., are all a part of the trend changing factors). And for 2010, GMG says the trend emerging is: A return to Main Street American values. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just look around you,â&#x20AC;? says Susan McCoy, trend spotter and outdoor living expert. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our relationship with money has changed. Hard work, common sense and a return to small town values are causing a shift in priorities from boardrooms to backyards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;According to our 2010 Garden Trends Report, the rewards of growing your own â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from basil to berries to flowers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are boundless.â&#x20AC;? So, what are those 2010 trends? 1) Main Street is in and Wall Street is out. 2) Edible gardens are in and big lawns are out. 3) Slow gardening is in and instant gratification is out. 4) Mindful is in and bling is out. 5) Eco-boosting is in and chemical dependent gardens are out. 6) Multi-tasking is in and single purpose gardening is out. 7) Perennials and shrubs

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Cat act coming to Hodgson turns 103 at Twin Towers Kolping Center Samantha Martin and her entourage of trained, domestic cats will perform at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, at Kolping Center, 10235 Mill Road, Springfield Township. The Acro-Cats “Circus Cats of Chicago” have been packing in the crowds as they set out to disprove the notion that cats can't be trained. The felines push carts, ride skateboards, roll barrels, ring bells, turn on lights, walk tight ropes, jump through hoops and much more! They even per-

form in an all-cat band, The Rock Cats. The Acro-Cats are part of Amazing Animals by Samantha, a private educational zoo owned and operated by Samantha Martin, a Chicago-based animal trainer and feline specialist, has traveled worldwide with her animals. They have appeared on many national television shows, including Jay Leno and Animal Planet. Her animals are also actors and models who have worked in numerous movies, commercials and print ads.

It’s not everyday that someone celebrates a birthday over the age of 100, but Twin Towers Senior Living Community has their fair share of centenarians. On March 3, friends of Twin Towers resident Wilma Hodgson celebrated her 103rd birthday with a big party. “The other residents planned this party for her because she is so well loved,” said Holly Henderson, manager of Events and Programs at Twin Towers. “Wilma is a bold, funny and outgoing lady and her positive attitude has kept her young at heart and is a testament to her age.”

Wilma Hodgson celebrated her 103rd birthday at Twin Towers Senior Living Community.

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national campaign, initiated and sponsored by Meals-OnWheels Association of America, to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action on the part of the local community. Senior nutrition programs across the United States, like Wesley Community Services, promote Mayor’s For Meals in their local communities through public events, part-

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for individuals with medical issues. “We are excited about our Mayor’s For Meals campaign. Our goal is to recruit as many people as we can in Cincinnati to join us by taking the Pledge to end senior hunger in America by 2020,” said Stephen Smookler, executive director, Wesley Community Services. Mayor’s For Meals is a

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THE DOOLIN HOUSE INN. Premier Inn. Gourmet breakfast. Minutes from Lake Cumberland. Join us for a romantic weekend/women’s retreat. 606-678-9494 doolinhouse.com

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istrator Gary Schroeder. They will be among hundreds of elected officials across the country showing their support for the MealsOn-Wheels program in their communities by delivering meals to seniors. In 2009, Wesley Community Services delivered nearly 250,000 nutritious meals, including physician-prescribed Senior Choice Meals

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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC Fantastic Specials Available!! 100’s of Oceanfront/view Homes & Condos

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TRAVEL THE WORLD! Niagara Falls & Toronto , June 2125 $499 pp. Lancaster, PA & Dutch Country, Oct. 4-7 $415 pp. Catch a CRUISE! Carnival Destiny, Nov. 11-15, starts $465 pp. Sherrie @ 513245-9992. www.grouptrips.com/cincy or www.grouptravel.vpweb.com


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