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CLAYMAKING B1 Nineteen girls attend Clay Camp where they learned to make pinch pots, owl families and turtles, among other projects.

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Olympic table tennis player to coach clinic Monica Boylson

Assistant Administrator Chris Gilbert addresses Springfield Township residents with proposals for improvements to Brentwood Park. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Brentwood Park upgrades slowed by sewer project

Work on sewers begins in June 2014 Monica Boylson

Plans to improve Brentwood Park, an 8.7-acre park in Springfield Township, were halted by a proposed Metropolitan Sewer District project. MSD representatives were at a special meeting with residents and the board of trustees June 25 to discuss the future of the park. The sewer project will replace 4,700 lineal feet of existing sewer along Daly Road, including an area through the park. Residents are concerned that the seclusion of the park, which has two walkway access points at Monsanto Drive and Mockingbird Lane, makes it difficult for the police to patrol. Neighbors cited incidents of underage drinking, graffiti and other afterhours problems. In addition to those concerns, residents said they wanted better access and general improvements for the park. The board proposed several developments for the park in-

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“We’re not going to spend money … knowing that (MSD) is going to go in there and tear it out.” TOM BRYAN

Springfield Township trustee

cluding remedies to residents’ original concerns. Additionally, there were three other possibilities for the space: develop reforestation and make it a natural area; split and deed the property to the homes that back up to the park; or donate the property to a local non-profit community group. But improvements will have to wait until after the sewer project is complete. Work to replace sewer pipes from 1940 is scheduled to begin in June 2014 with an anticipated completion date in September 2015. MSD will replace pipes from Daly Road, near Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway, to a point 900 feet east of the intersection of Daly and Compton

roads. MSD sewers chief engineer Ralph Johnstone said that construction within the park should only take a couple of months, but because the replacement site runs through the middle of the park, it may discourage visitors. Also, there could be as many as 18 additional months after to project for final restoration that would include topsoil, sod and straw to return the park to its original state. “There’s going to be minimal use of the park at that time,” Johnstone said. Because construction plans reflect the current state of the park, any improvements to the park would cause the MSD to reconfigure their plans. Both the board and residents agreed that any action would need to be taken after the project is complete. “The sewer project is going to guide this for the next three or four years,” trustee Tom Bryan said of plans to upgrade the park. “In the meantime, we’ll look for other ways to fund park restoration. We’re not going to spend money in there right now knowing that (MSD) is going to go in there and tear it out.”

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Table tennis aficionados and basement pingpong players can learn tips and techniques to perfect their game during a table tennis clinic hosted by the Cincinnati Training Camp at the College Hill Recreation Center. U.S. National Men’s team member and men’s singles finalist Samson Dubina will coach participants in two table tennis sessions beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14. Space is still available for the clinic. One session is $50 and two sessions are $90. During the first session, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Dubina will demonstrate proper footwork, blocking and other maneuvers. The second session Dubina designed to develop serving, returning and game strategy is from 2-5 p.m. Cincinnati Table Tennis Association vice president Jim Bracht, 70, Delhi Township, played table tennis with Dubina and raved about the opportunity available at the recreation center. “This is a rare opportunity. Samson is Olympics-ranked and the top-rated table tennis player in Ohio,” he said. For Bracht, whose granddaughter will participate in the clinic next Saturday, it will be a

chance for him to catch up with an old rival. “When they told me I was going to be playing Samson, I thought it was going to be a big guy, but he was only about 14,” Bracht said of his first game against the Akron native. While Bracht beat the young Dubina then, he said it wasn’t long before his winning streak was over. “One of the first guys I ever played in a tournament with was Jim,” Dubina recalled. In 14 years, the 28-year-old’s skill level has changed. Because Dubina is the top-rated player in the state, his only competition is a robot, aptly named Robo-Pong. The robot acts much like a tennis serving machine. Ping pong balls are served across the table and can mimic styles of Olympic and high-rated table tennis players or can be used to provide basic training. Dubina will bring two robots as well as an assistant coach to the College Hill program. “For a lot of people this will give them the boost to get beyond the basement level,” Dubina said. To register for the program, visit, click on “Upcoming Tournaments and Clinics,” and then “Cincinnati Clinic, July 14th” to access a registration form. Forms must be printed out and mailed to Dubina at the address listed on the form. Any additional questions should be directed at Dubina via email at

Samson Dubina, 28, demonstrates the Robo Pong, a robot to practice table tennis skills. Dubina will be at the College Hill Recreation Center Saturday, July 14, to coach beginners and pros. THANKS TO SAMSON DUBINA.

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Sandquist is St. X interim principal William Sandquist is the interim principal for St. Xavier High School beginning, Aug. 1, taking over for outgoing principal David Mueller. Sandquist has been at St. Xavier High School since 1981. He has served as the assistant principal for academic affairs for the past 19 years and was a member of the faculty prior to his position in administration. “It is all Sandquist about the students,” Sandquist said. “I feel honored and privileged that I was asked to take on this responsibility and make decisions that will continue to maintain the same quality education that is St. Xavier High School.” He has degrees from Salesian Pontifical Athenaeum and Don Bosco College in Newton, N.J.

Prior to starting at St. Xavier he was a faculty member at Regina High School and Summit Country Day. He has served St. Xavier in many capacities including the educational committee of the board of trustees, leadership of faculty department heads, health and wellness committee chair and he was instrumental in the creation of the academic awards program at St. X. “I'm very grateful to Mr. Sandquist for generously taking on this important responsibility,” said St. Xavier President the Rev. Timothy Howe, S. J.. “His wisdom and deep dedication to our mission will surely keep us pointed in the right direction as we find the next academic leader for St X.” An appointed committee will begin this fall with a complete and thorough search to fill the principal position.



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The mayor and City Council of Mount Healthy have selected four nominees to receive the city’s inaugural Yard of the Month award. This new program will recognize four yards per month from late spring through summer, one in each quarter of the city roughly corresponding to the wards. The quadrants are defined by Hamilton Avenue and Compton Road. The criteria for the award are simple and general: special care and tending that enhance pride in our city, this might include creativity with plantings or design. Residents are encouraged to nominate yards at any time during the growing season from May through September; they may nominate as many as they feel deserve recognition. The addresses chosen for this first yard of the month awards are: » 7340 Elizabeth, » 7505 Hickman, » 7421 Martin St., and » 7374 Huntridge Ave.

Seeking players

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra is seeking string players of all types to add to its membership. The group also is looking for an oboe player. The 60-member group

is in its 16th year of performing classical and popular music, and welcomes both veteran and younger musicians. Led by longtime St. William and Elder High School music director Dave Allen, the home of the orchestra is the Seton Performance Hall, 3901 Glenway Ave. Rehearsals are from 7:30-9:30 p.m. every Tuesday evening. The orchestra performs a wide variety of music, including classical concerts and summer pops concerts. Upcoming concerts are July 24, Aug. 25 and Sept. 11. Interested musicians can contact Gail Harmeling, the orchestra’s concertmaster, at 921-4919. Visit for more information.

Friendly concerts

The 2012 World Choir Games has invited 64 countries to participate in concerts, workshops and competitions in Cincinnati. As a way to share the culture, Friendship Concerts will be hosted at various venues throughout the tri-state from July 4 through 14. Friendship Concerts offer a sampling of the events that will take place downtown and serve as an opportunity for people to experience the choir games for free. Three to

four choirs participate at the individual locations and each debut a 15 to 20 minute performance. “It’s a great chance to see the choirs and experience the culture; but nothing beats coming downtown to be at the center of the event,” said Michael Perry, communications representative for the World Choir Games. Below are a few locations for Friendship Concerts. Some venues are completely full. Call the locations for more details and check the 2012 World Choir Games website as events are subject to change, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 6, Cheviot United Methodist Church 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7, Delhi Branch Library 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 8, McAuley High School 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, College Hill Presbyterian Church 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, College of Mt. St. Joseph 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 13, Llanfair Retirement Community

Fill ‘er up

The Fill The Truck Back 2 School campaign is back this summer. Donors can bring items or monetary donations to the truck location in this community or go online to

donate. Donations pass through to the distributing organizations without any administrative cost involved. Two 16-foot trucks, provided by Enterprise Renta-Truck, will be used to collect school supply donations through July 31 at at Frame USA, 225 Northland Blvd. People can donate basic school supplies like ruled loose-leaf paper, backpacks, highlighters, crayons, and other items from a list available online at All donations made at Frame USA will go to the Valley Interfaith “Backto-School” program. Valley Interfaith provides a variety of care services for people in Arlington Heights, Carthage, Elmwood Place, Finneytown, Glendale, Hartwell, Lincoln Heights, Lockland, Reading, St. Bernard, Sharonville, Woodlawn, and Wyoming. Dan Regenold, CEO of Frame USA, started Fill the Truck in December 2010. Donated school supplies will be distributed to students by Valley Interfaith Food & Clothing Center’s “Back to School” program beginning in August. For more information about the program, please visit or contact Tara Murphy at or 513-250-4116.

IN THE SERVICE Ahner Air Force Airman 1st Class Karl A. Ahner graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in mil-

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itary discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Ahner is the son of Denise Menke, he is a 2005 graduate of La Salle High School.

Burns Army Reserve Pfc. Cierra T. Burns has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Burns is the daughter of Deanna Kyle-Burns, she is a 2005 graduate of Hughes High School.

Cecil PFC Jonathan Cecil recently completed Basic Combat Training from the 1st Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment at Fort

Jackson, SC. During graduation ceremonies, Cecil was recognized as the Soldier of the Cycle for Alpha Co., earning him a spot in the top two percent of nearly 1000 soldiers who graduated. After additional training in Ft Lee, Va., Cecil will return to Cincinnati, where he will continue his studies at the University of Cincinnati. He is also a member of UC’s Army ROTC program, and is a member of the Ohio National Guard. Cecil is the son of Dennis Cecil of Finneytown, and Rosa Cierra of Maineville.

Clements Air Force Airman Samuel C. Clements graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air

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Hunter Air Force Airman Kiley L. Hunter graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Hunter is the daughter of Kristi and Chris Bryant, she is a 2010 graduate of Finneytown High School.

Sanders Air Force Airman Anthony M. Sanders graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Sanders is the son of Anthony Sanders, he is a 2011 graduate of Finneytown High School.

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Recently graduated Winton Woods seniors celebrate completing their high school careers at the end of the ceremony.

MOVING ON Winton Woods City Schools recently held its graduation ceremony at Cintas Center at Xavier University. The school graduated 273 students during the commencement ceremony, with Andrew Topits honored as valedictorian and Justin Taylor honored as salutatorian. Here’s a look at the 2012 Winton Woods High School graduation ceremony.

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Junior Katie Schmittou leads the processional to "Pomp and Circumstance." She is followed by Superintendent Camille Nasbe (left) and Winton Woods High School Principal Terri Holden.

The Winton Woods High School orchestra, led by Sarah Gardner, played at the graduation ceremony.

Winton Woods High School teachers sit behind the students as their names are called to collect their diplomas.

Salutatorian Justin Taylor makes his way to his seat at the start of the graduation ceremony. George Russell receives his diploma from Winton Woods City Schools Board of Education President Tim Cleary. Valedictorian Andrew Topits talks to the graduation class. Looking on are (from left to right) Superintendent Camille Nasbe, Director of Human Resources and Legal Affairs Courtney Wilson, board president Tim Cleary, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning Terri Socol, board vice president John Pennycuff, Director of Student Services Patty D'Arcy, boardmember Kim Burns, Director of Technology Rhonda Hobbs, boardmember Cindy Emmert, Director of Alternative Education Larry Day, and boardmember Brandon Wiers.





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Family tradition continues for Basil

Former Bomber gets high marks on, off field

The Roger Bacon High School underwater hockey team gets ready to depart from the school for the national championships at George Mason University June 24. THANKS TO PAUL WITTEKIND

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SPRINGFIELD TWP. — To say the Basils are a baseball family is an understatement. Jason Basil played at Georgia Tech, Adam played at Eastern Kentucky and now Michael is following in their footsteps as he just finished his junior season at Indiana University. “Baseball is almost everything for our family,” the former St. Xavier Bomber said. “Growing up, most of my relationship with my dad (Jay Basil) was through baseball. He was my coach from when I was 3 years old all the way until I was 18. I would take hitting instructions from my brothers growing up. One of them started to coach with me and we all wore the same No. 13. It is something that has kept our family close, and it’s something I knew I was going to do, but I love doing it and had no problem with that.” This past season, Basil hit .286 and was third on the team with 11 doubles and 38 RBI, playing in all 60 games, starting 58 of them for the Hoosiers. “I kind of finally took a little pressure off myself,” the senior said. “I had great expectations for myself going into college and put a lot of pressure on my shoulders early on. I know I am a good baseball player, so I told myself to go out and do my thing. I had more fun this year than my first two seasons.” He had a knack for clutch hits as a junior, especially against Michigan State. He had go-ahead hits in both the first and third rounds of the Big Ten Tournament; both were run-scoring, game-winners against the Spartans. He also scored the gamewinning run against the Spartans on a walk-off wild pitch in the Hoosiers’ season opener. “I started to let the game come to me and that had a lot to do with situations like that,” he said. “I

Indiana senior Michael Basil takes a cut April 17 against Louisville. THANKS TO MIKE DICKBERND

just try to treat it as any other situation and go up there and not put pressure on myself, but know that we need a hit.” Basil did much of his damage at home in the final season of Sembrower Field. He hit .370 with all four of his home runs, 21 RBI and a .576 slugging percentage in 23 games at home. “I did feel more comfortable hitting at home,” Basil said. “In the second half (of the season) I hit better and we didn’t have a lot of home games in the first half, but I’d by lying if I said I didn’t like hitting better at home.” His junior season was his best as a Hoosier to this point, but there has been a slight uptick in his numbers every year since he was a freshman when he hit .230 and struck out 33 times in 135 plate appearances. As a sophomore he hit .264 with 43 strikeouts in 174 at-bats, but added 15 hits and 30 more total bases to his numbers leading up to his best season yet where he had 15 multihit games and nine multi-RBI games. On top of all is production on the field, the former St. Xavier Bomber has earned Academic All-Big Ten honors the past two seasons. “It’s something I want to be on every single year,” the Hyde Park resident said. “I expect that of myself and I know my mom (Beth Basil) expects that to and was happy to see that. That is the most important (honor) to her.”

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White Oak Athletic Club, July 23. The camp will run Monday through Friday. . Each camper will receive a Soccer Camp T-Shirt, a Soccer Ball, a Giant Soccer Poster and a personalized Skills Performance Evaluation. Contact Grant Leckie at: 407-6739, or e-mail: Sign up at



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Ron Russo about Sportswoman of the Year Danielle Pfeifer should have read: “She is very empathetic, very supportive and tries to inspire the other kids by what she does on the track. She is just a very classy kid.”


ST. BERNARD — It didn’t take long for Kevin Anneken and Alex Mathis to get hooked on underwater hockey. Mathis, a recent Roger Bacon High School graduate, and Anneken, who will be a senior this fall, both started playing the sport in middle school. For those trying to imagine what underwater hockey looks like, it’s played like it sounds. Played in a pool, each team has six members in the water. Players are equipped with a foot-long stick, goggles, snorkels and fins. The objective is to score a threepound puck that sits on the pool floor. As you would guess with underwater hockey, all the action happens beneath the surface. What transpires after play starts, can at times, look like something right off the Discovery Channel shark week. Players dart through the water, chasing the puck, waving their sticks. Others shoot up to the surface to catch their breaths, while others with a fresh breath shoot down to the pool floor like a torpedo. “It’s definitely pretty exciting,” Anneken said. Roger Bacon is the only high school in the United States that fields a competitive team. The sport got its start at the school when head coach, Dr. Paul Wittekind, who chairs the school’s social studies department, first arrived at Roger Bacon.



A student newspaper writer interviewed Wittekind during his first year at Roger Bacon. He was asked about his hobbies, to which he replied “underwater hockey.” Wittekind played the sport during the early 1990s at Ohio State University. It wasn’t along after the interview that a team formed. “Eventually, I took some students to an OSU practice in the spring of 1997,” he said. “They liked it and wanted to continue and the team sort of took off.” Since there aren’t any high school teams to compete against, the Spartans compete mostly against college teams. Mathis said it was intimidating the first time he squared off against older players. “I spent a lot of time at the surface because I was pretty intimated by the larger college students I was playing against,” Mathis said. Since the program formed, Roger Bacon has enjoyed a lot of success. Under Wittekind, the program has won four national championships, with its most recent coming in 2011. Anneken said to be good at the sport, one most rely on physical fitness, and the ability to consistently be at the bottom of the pool.

“You have to play while holding your breath. (People) think if you can hold your breath for a minute under water, you’ll be great, but that’s not what it’s about. You have to be able to hold your breath for 15-20 seconds…that’s the most difficult part, to be able to consistently go down to the bottom and have enough stamina and fitness to make an impact.” Mathis said the sport provides a pure adrenaline rush. “You’re in front of the goal and your goal is…to score, and stuff like that gives you the ability to do things you didn’t think you can normally do, like swim faster, …hold your breath longer…It’s really a cool experience,” he said. Anneken said the team, which is co-ed, is always looking for new members. Roger Bacon alumni, even have their own team—which is open to anyone interested in playing, not just Roger Bacon graduates. “It’s a really cool sport. We’re always looking for new players and new people. The age doesn’t matter and if you really like it, you can go to some cool places,” Mathis said. This August, the team will compete in America’s Cup in Milwaukee, Wis. The Spartans will play teams from Columbia, Argentina and Canada at the competition. For Anneken, the tournament represents the underwater hockey Olympics. “It’s the same year as the Olympics, and it’s like us, going to the Olympics,” Anneken said. “It’s extremely exciting…It should be fun to represent our country.”

Bacon falls just short at nationals Roger Bacon High School national championship hopes ended with a 4-3 defeat at the hands of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell June 24. The contest was a rematch between the two teams at underwater hockey U.S. Nation-

al Championships at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Roger Bacon led by a score of 2-1 at the half, but UMass scored three second-half goals that Roger Bacon could not answer. UMass scored its final goal

with less than a minute to play, and then held off a furious last-minute Roger Bacon counterattack to prevail. Recent graduates Nick Luken and Alex Mathis, as well as senior-to-be Kevin Anneken, scored goals for Roger Bacon.




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Renewed focus on vets’ mental health U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki often reminds us: as the tide of war recedes we have the opportunity, and the responsibility, to anticipate the needs of returning veterans. As these newest veterans return home, we must ensure that they have access to quality mental health care in order to successfully make this transition to civilian life. Last year, VA provided specialty mental health services to more than 1.3 million veterans – a 35 percent increase since 2007 in the number of veterans who received mental health services at VA. That’s why it was recently announced that VA will add an additional 1,600 mental health staff professionals and an additional 300 support staff members nationwide. The Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center had already increased its staffing to meet the current demand for mental health services so we received

two new positions to enhance our services. These efforts to hire more mental health professionals build on our record of Linda Smith COMMUNITY PRESS service to veterans. President GUEST COLUMNIST Obama, Secretary Shinseki and the CVAMC leadership have devoted more people, programs and resources to veteran mental health services. VA has increased the mental health care budget by 39 percent since 2009. What’s more, we’ve increased the number of mental health staff members by 41 percent since 2007. That means today, we have a team of professionals that’s 20,590 strong – all dedicated to providing much-needed direct mental health treatment to veterans. While we have made great strides to expand mental health care access, we have much more

work to do. The men and women who have had multiple deployments over a decade of combat have carried a tremendous burden for our country. That’s why Secretary Shinseki has challenged the department to improve upon our progress and identify barriers that prevent veterans from receiving timely treatment. As we meet with veterans here in Cincinnati, we learn firsthand what we need to do to improve access to care. Secretary Shinseki has sought out the hardest-to-reach, most underserved places – from the remote areas of Alaska to inner city Philadelphia – to hear directly from Veterans and employees. We’re taking action to reach out to those who need mental health care instead of waiting for them to come to us. Our mission is to increase access to our care and services. We’ve greatly increased the number of Veterans Readjustment Counseling Centers (Vet Centers) throughout the country.

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example, our team at the Veteran Crisis Line has fielded more than 600,000 calls from veterans in need and helped rescue more than 21,000 veterans who were in immediate crisis. That’s 21,000 veterans who have been saved. The mental health of America’s veterans not only touches those of us at VA and the Department of Defense, but also families, friends, co-workers and people in our communities. We ask that you urge veterans in your communities to reach out and connect with VA services. To locate the nearest VA facility or Vet Center for enrollment and to get scheduled for care, veterans can visit VA’s website at Immediate help is available at or by calling the Crisis Line at 1-800273-8255 (push 1) or texting 838255. Linda Smith is Cincinnati Veterans Affairs medical director.

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Awarded Henry Clay Beekley M.D. Memorial Scholarships were, from left, Alexander Merk, Steven Schinkal, Stephanie Heinrich, David Meyer, and Matthew Burwinkel.

Five win Beekley scholarships For the 14th year Henry Clay Beekley, M.D. Memorial Scholarships have been presented by the Franciscan Medical Group & Associates to five local students pursuing a career in the health care field. Each $10,000 scholarship is

presented to students on the basis of an application, gradepoint average, SAT or ACT scores, community service and school activities. Awarded this year were: » Alexander Merk of La Salle High School;

» Steven Schinkal of Elder High School; » Stephanie Heinrich of Oak Hills High School; » David Meyer of Elder High School; and » Matthew Burwinkel of La Salle High School.

Everyday people are tossing things into recycling bins that actually belong in the trash. Although recycling efforts are always appreciated, it is important that we are all recycling the correct items. There are many items that seem like they would be recyclable, but actually are not. Often, people throw their lunch or Maria snack conButauski COMMUNITY PRESS tainers into the recycling GUEST COLUMNIST bin, but pudding cups, yogurt containers, potato chip bags, Ziploc bags, plastic carry-out containers and juice boxes/pouches are not currently recyclable in our area. If you want to be an efficient recycler remember to stick to basic plastic, glass, paper and metal items. Lids to plastic bottles are recyclable now, too! Just crush the air out of your bottle and twist the cap back on before throwing it in the recycling bin. Below is a list of recyclable items:

» Pop/water bottles » Shampoo bottles » Condiment bottles » Milk jugs/juice bottles » Contact solution bottles » Laundry detergent jugs Glass » Food Jars » Beer/wine bottles » Pop bottles Paper » Newspapers and inserts » Magazines-dull or glossy » Phone books » Catalogs » Cardboard boxes-flatten » Brown paper grocery bags » Paperboard boxes » Junk mail » All envelopes » Office paper » Cores of paper towel/toilet paper rolls » Beverage carriers Metal » Soup cans » Pop cans » Beer cans » Fruit and vegetable cans » Meat cans » Juice cans » Coffee cans » Empty aerosol cans (lids and tips removed)

Plastic – Remember only bottles or jugs can be recycled.

Maria Butauski is the public relations intern with the county Recycling and Solid Waste District.

formation. Winton Woods City School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month in board offices, 1215 W. Kemper Road. Call 619-2300 for information. Hamilton County » Board of County Commissioners meet at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday in Room 603 of the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown. Call 946-4400 for information. » Educational Service Center Governing Board meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 11083 Hamilton Ave. Call 672-4200 for information. » General Health District meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month at 250 William Howard Taft

Road, Clifton. Call 946-7800 for information. » Regional Planning Commission meets at 12:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the County Administration Building, eighth floor, 138 E. Court St., downtown. Call 946-4500 for information. » Rural Zoning Commission meets at 1 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown. Call 946-4501 for information. » Board of Zoning Appeals meets at on the second and fourth at Wednesday at the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown. Call 946-4502 for information.

WHEN THEY MEET You can express your views to local officials by attending their meetings. Here is a list of the times and locations for local governmental meetings. All meetings are open to the public. Greenhills Village Council meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of month at the Municipal Building, 11000 Winton Road. Call 825-2100 for information. Forest Park Council meets the first and third Monday of the month at 8 p.m. in council chambers, 1201 W. Kemper Road. Call 595-5200 for information. Mount Healthy Council meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at City Hall, 7700 Perry St. Call 931-8840 for information.

North College Hill Council meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month at City Hall, 1500 West Galbraith Road. A mini town hall meeting for residents with the mayor, council and adminsitration will beging at 6:45 p.m. Call 521-7413 for information. Springfield Township Board of Trustees meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Allen Paul Community Room of the Springfield Township Administration Building, 9150 Winton Road. Call 522-1410 for information. Finneytown Local School District Board of Education meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Finneytown High School library, 8916 Fontainebleau Terrace. Call 728-



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3700 for information Nortwest Local School District Board of Education meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Northwest Administrative offices, 3240 Banning Road. Call 923-3111 for information. Mount Healthy Local School District Board of Education meets at 5 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Mt. Healthy Board of Education offices, 7615 Harrison Ave. Call 729-0077 for information. North College Hill City School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month at Goodman Elementary School, 1731 Goodman Ave. Call 931-8181 for in-

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A group of almost-finished owls wait to be fired at Clay Camp at McAuley High School.

CLAY-MAKING Nineteen young girls in grades four through eight attended Clay Camp at McAuley High School where they learned to make pinch pots, owl families and turtles, among other projects. The girls came from10 different schools: St. Bernard Taylor Creek, St. James White Oak, St. James of the Valley, John Paul II, St. Vivian, St. Charles in Lima, St. Francis de Sales, Heritage Hill, Fairview, and White Oak Middle School.

Photos by Tony Jones/The Community Press

Ruby Hyland-Brown, 11, of Mount Healthy, in back, who is participating in her first Clay Camp, and Rachel Bogart, 11, of Finneytown paints the glaze onto their ceramic projects at McAuley High School TONY JONES/THE COMMUNITY PRESS.

Monica Dempsey, 10, of Greenhills was at her second Clay Camp and was making a three-owl family pot while Francine Crowe, 10, at her second camp, was making a two-owl family .

Megan Grafe, 12, of White Oak attends her third Clay Camp at McAuley High School. She is making aloha owl. Mariah Girmann, 11, finishes painting glaze on her owl she gave big black eye on at the Clay Camp. Emma Barbee, an eighth-grader St. James of White Oak, is in Clay Camp for the first time at McAuley High School. TONY JONES/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Morgan Kreimer, 9, left, and Ellie Rohling, 10, use rolling pines to roll out clay plaques embossed with a sun image at McAuley High School.


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JULY 5 Civic Summer Lunch Blast, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, 1210 Compton Road, Free meals to children as new USDA Summer Feeding Site. Pre-kindergarten-12th grade. Free. Registration recommended. 931-0477; Mount Healthy.

Exercise Classes Pilates Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Improve strength, flexibility, balance, control and muscular symmetry. Instructor Celine Kirby leads core-strengthening exercises using bands and weights. Bring yoga mat. Family friendly. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Farmers Market College Hill Farm Market, 3-6:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, 5742 Hamilton Ave., Eggs, cheese, bread, baked goods, seasonal fruits and vegetables, jams, honey and micro-greens. Weekly events and music. Free. Presented by College Hill Farm Market. 5420007; College Hill.

Senior Citizens Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Open Bridge, 12:15-3:15 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

FRIDAY, JULY 6 Civic Summer Lunch Blast, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, Free. Registration recommended. 931-0477; Mount Healthy.

Community Dance Cincy A2, 8-10:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Advanced level square dance club for experienced dancers. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Mount Healthy.

Exercise Classes Cardio/Kickboxing, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, For adults. Mix of cardio and kickboxing moves incorporating strength and core work. Instructor Karen Harsh. Bring mat and water. Ages 18 and up. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Low Impact Fitness, 10-11 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Workout mix of low impact, cardio and strength moves. Bring weights and water. Resistance bands and small fitness balls provided. Ages 18 and up. $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Farmers Market Lettuce Eat Well Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Harvest Home Park, 3961 North Bend Road, Locally produced food items. Free. Presented by Lettuce Eat Well. 661-1792; Cheviot. Colerain Township Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Fresh, local produce. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Music - Concerts Colerain Township Concert Series, 7-9 p.m., Colerain Park, 4725 Springdale Road, Music by Jump N’ Jive Band. Free. Presented by Colerain Township. 385-7500; Colerain Township.

Senior Citizens Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Arthritis Exercise, Noon-12:45 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Workout to videos geared to help lessen arthritis symptoms. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road,

Weight loss support and accountability. For seniors. $28 annual fee. 385-3780. Green Township.

$8. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Cardio/Kickboxing, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

SATURDAY, JULY 7 Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Hamilton County residents may drop off yard trimmings. Free to all Hamilton County Residents. Bring proof of residency. Landscapers and commercial establishments not eligible to participate. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7766; Green Township. Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, 3800 Struble Road, Hamilton County residents may drop off yard trimmings. Free to all Hamilton County Residents. Bring proof of residency. Landscapers and commercial establishments not eligible to participate. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7766; Colerain Township.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke with Uncle Don, 9:30 p.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., Free. 825-9958. Springfield Township.

Music - Concerts Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series, 7-9 p.m., Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Harbor. Music by Unbalanced. Grill menu is under $5 and includes burgers, hot dogs, metts or brats with a bag snack. Drinks include bottled soft drinks, water and beer. Dress for weather. Bring seating. Free; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Springfield Township.

SUNDAY, JULY 8 Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 946-7766; Green Township. Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Free. 946-7766; Colerain Township.

Exercise Classes Yoga, 4-5 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Strengthen, stretch and tone with gentle postures that release tension rand support the integrity of the spine. Family friendly. $7 walk-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

Music - Choral Friendship Concert, 7:30 p.m., McAuley High School, 6000 Oakwood Ave., Free performance by World Choir Games participants. Free. Presented by 2012 World Choir Games. 9776363; College Hill.

MONDAY, JULY 9 Civic Summer Lunch Blast, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, Free. Registration recommended. 931-0477; Mount Healthy.

Exercise Classes The Evening Bliss Fitness Boot Camp, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Instructed by Gary Terry, West Point graduate, Army master fitness trainer and certified personal trainer. Focusing on helping individuals improve their strength, stamina, flexibility and weight loss. Bring mat, 3- or 5-pound dumbbells and water. Ages 18 and up. $8. 741-8802; Colerain Township. Zumba, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Wear comfortable workout attire and gym shoes. Bring water. $5. Presented by Deb’s Fitness Party. 205-5064; Green Township. Zumba, 6-7 p.m., College Hill Recreation Center, 5545 Belmont Ave., Dance. Aerobic/ dance work-out to Latin-inspired music. Ages 18 and up. Membership required. 591-3555; College Hill.

Recreation Touch a Truck, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Springfield Township Civic Center, 9150 Winton Road, Parking lot. Introduce all kinds of vehicles to children of all ages. Backhoe, fire truck, street sweeper and more. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Springfield Township. 522-1410; Finneytown.

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Andrew Hessler, left, of La Salle High School, and Jess Kerr of McAuley High School, practice a duet of Broadway show tunes getting ready for the World Choir Games. The games has opening ceremonies Wednesday, July 4, on Fountain Square. Choirs from La Salle and McAuley combine to participate in the choir games. McAuley is also the site of a four-choir World Choir Games 2012 Friendship Concert on July 8. For more information, go to TONY JONES/THE COMMUNITY PRESS. Total Joint Class, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Designed for people who have finished physical therapy after joint replacement surgery but are looking to improve upon the progress they’ve made leading to a better quality of life. Family friendly. $7 walk-in; $90 for 15 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights. Cardio/Kickboxing, 9-10 a.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Home & Garden Gardening Seminar: Perennial Vines 101, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Selection and care with creative ideas on how to use vines in the perennial garden and landscape. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 385-3313; Monfort Heights.

Music - Blues Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., With Tristate blues artists. Free. 825-9958. Springfield Township.

Senior Citizens Chair Volleyball, 10 a.m.-noon, Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Indoor Cornhole, 10 a.m.-noon, Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township.

Summer Camp - Horses Summer Horse Camps, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., Winton Woods Riding Center, 10073 Daly Road, Half-day camp through July 20. The experienced riding center staff will teach ages 7-17 about horse safety, breeds, grooming tacking, riding and more. $300 per camper. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 931-3057; Springfield Township.

Summer Camp Miscellaneous Laffalot Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Vivian School, 885 Denier Place, Daily through July 13. A variety of sports, games and activities for campers. An all-boy and all-girl format. Bring water bottle and lunch. Ages 6-12. $102-$120 depending upon location. Registration required. Presented by Laffalot Summer Camps. 313-2076; Springfield Township.

Summer Camp - Special Needs Youth Discovery Camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 7000 Hamilton Ave., Survivor Camp II Daily through July 13. Ages 13-22. Recreation, socializing and team building activities. $70 per week. Transportation roundtrip: $25 more than 10 miles, $15 within 10 miles. Registration required. 522-3860; North College Hill.

Summer Camp - YMCA

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Camp Little Creek, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Rock A Hula. Campers enjoy arts and crafts, large and small group games, science and nature activities and team-building activities during the day. Swimming every day except field trip days. Weekly field trip to place such as the skating rink, the zoo and JumpZone or field trip coming to us such as Madcap Puppets and Drake Planetarium. Camps run Monday-Friday. Ages 5-13. $173, $142 members. Pre- and postcamp available. Registration required. 923-4466; Groesbeck. Preschool Camp, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and 9 a.m.-noon, Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Celebrate Your Independence. Campers enjoy arts and crafts, group games, story time, science and nature activities and swimming every day. Ages 3-5. $155 for 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. $80 for 9 a.m. noon. Registration required. 923-4466; Groesbeck. Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, July 9-13. Day Camp in the Pines is broken down into three areas: Pioneers Camp for children in kindergarten, Explorers Camp for children ages 6-8, and Voyagers Camp for children ages 9-11. Members: $135 per week; Program participants: $170 per week. Registration fee is $25 per child, $50 per family. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Camp Sunshine, 9 a.m., YMCA Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, July 9-13. Ages 3-12: 9 a.m.-noon. Ages 13-18: 1-4 p.m. $65 members, $75 non-members. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Sports/Specialty Camps, 9 a.m.-noon, YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Tippi Toes Dance. July 9-13. Ages 6-12. $82 members/ $107 non-members. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Ages 12-14. Monday-Friday. $135 week for YMCA members/$170 week for non-members. Registration fee $25 per child; $50 per family. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Campers in Leadership Training, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., YMCA Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Ages 13-15. Monday-Friday. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Preschool Camp, 9 a.m., YMCA - Powel Crosley Jr. Branch, 9601 Winton Road, Mini Picasso. Ages 3-5. Monday-Friday. $82 week members/$107 week nonmembers. 521-7112. Springfield Township. Traditional Day Camps, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Grades K-5. Monday-Friday. $142 per week for YMCA member, $173 per week for nonmember. 923-4466. Groesbeck. Campers in Leadership Train-

ing, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Ages 14-15. MondayFriday. $40 members, $58 nonmembers. 923-4466. Groesbeck. Adventure Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Grades 6-9. Monday-Friday. $142 members, $173 non-members. 923-4466. Groesbeck. Sports and Specialty Camps, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Clippard Family YMCA, 8920 Cheviot Road, Tennis. Monday-Friday. $90 members, $126 non-menbers. 923-4466. Groesbeck.

TUESDAY, JULY 10 Civic Summer Lunch Blast, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, Free. Registration recommended. 931-0477; Mount Healthy.

Exercise Classes Pilates Mat Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Taught by Judy Feazell. Family friendly. $15 drop-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; Monfort Heights.

Senior Citizens Quilting, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Make blankets to donate to Project Linus and Children’s Hospital. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Exercise to Music, 10-11 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, $1. 385-3780. Green Township. Ceramics, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, 385-3780. Green Township. Stability Ball, 9:30-10 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Bring your own stability ball and work on strengthening your core. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Euchre, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Open game. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township. Pattern Dancing, 1-2:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Learn line dancing and have fun while exercising. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Billiards, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 Civic Summer Lunch Blast, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, Free. Registration recommended. 931-0477; Mount Healthy.

Exercise Classes The Evening Bliss Fitness Boot Camp, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center,

18/28 Summer Series, 7-9 p.m., Northminster Presbyterian Church, 703 Compton Road, Praise and worship, get into community with peers and listen to speakers. Ages 18-28. Registration required. 309-7695; college. Finneytown.

Senior Citizens Pinochle, Noon-4 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3853780. Green Township. Vintage Artist, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Place for artists to paint together. Beginners welcome. Bring own supplies. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Knitting and Crocheting, 10-11:30 a.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Knit or crochet blankets for Project Linus. Yarn provided. For seniors. Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Wood Carving, 1-3 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Carve with Greenwood Chippers. Many different techniques used: relief carvings, scroll saw, figurines. Bring own tools. For seniors. Free. 3853780. Green Township. Wii Bowling, 2-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Free. 385-3780. Green Township. Zumba Gold, 1-2 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Modified Zumba for seniors with standing and chair participation. For seniors. $3, $25 for 10 classes. 205-5064; Green Township.

THURSDAY, JULY 12 Civic Summer Lunch Blast, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, Free. Registration recommended. 931-0477; Mount Healthy.

Exercise Classes Pilates Class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, $5. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Farmers Market College Hill Farm Market, 3-6:30 p.m., College Hill Presbyterian Church, Free. 542-0007; College Hill.

Health / Wellness Evening Massages, 6-9 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, For pain, muscles, tension and energy levels. Fully clothed. Ages 18 and up. $25 for 30 minutes, $12 for 15. Registration required. 741-8802; Colerain Township.

Parenting Classes Pathway’s Connect Gathering Group, 7-8 p.m., Apex Chiropractic and Wellness Center, 8624 Winton Road, Suite B, For parents to meet like-minded community members and build social and health connections. Topics include science of wellness, nutrition, child development, birth and pregnancy, and more. Free. Registration required. 931-4300. Finneytown.

FRIDAY, JULY 13 Civic Summer Lunch Blast, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mount Healthy, Free. Registration recommended. 931-0477; Mount Healthy.



Rita shares reader’s Silverglade’s chicken salad clone recipe

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Llanfair hosts Friendship concert Llanfair hosts the World Choir Games Friendship Celebration Concert at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 13, in the Margaret Jean Wells Chapel located on the Llanfair campus in College Hill. The concert is sold out. It includes four choirs, including one from Germany, one from Russia and two from the United States: » The Rocky Harmonists, Germany; » Victoria, Russia; » Forever Praise, USA; » Cantore Vocal Ensemble, USA.

Grilled sausage rigatoni starts with store-bought pasta sauce. THANKS TO JUSTIN HAWTHORNE the folks at Silverglade’s, who said their recipe is proprietary, just as they had told me a few years ago when other readers wanted it. Annie Hoffman, a loyal reader, reminded me that she had cloned this recipe way back when and shared it with us. So here’s Annie’s recipe again, which hopefully will work for Judy. ½ cup whipping cream, whipped 1 cup real mayonnaise

2½ cups cooked chicken breast 1 cup celery, finely chopped 1 cup small seedless green or purple grapes 1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped 1 teaspoon minced fresh onion 1 teaspoon salt

Combine ingredients as follows: whip the cream and add the mayo, then add all the rest and chill for at least three hours. You can add your own spices, or hard

boiled egg if you like – it is still as good!

Courtney Vonderhaar’s grilled sausage rigatoni If I get a taste of something really good, I just have to have the recipe. Here’s the story of this one. I was at son Jason’s house and Jess, his wife, was telling me about a spicy pasta dish her neighbor, Courtney, a Mount Washington reader, brought over for

1 pound or so Italian sausage links (I used 8 oz. each mild and hot), grilled and sliced into coins* 1 pound rigatoni pasta, cooked 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves of garlic, minced (2 teaspoons or so) 1 large red, yellow or orange bell pepper, or 2 medium, chopped or cut into strips 1 jar favorite pasta sauce (I used Kroger marinara) Fresh parsley, chopped Parmesan cheese

per, cook until tender, add sauce and sausage, heat until hot or sausage is hot or cooked through. Serve over rigatoni and sprinkle with parsley. Pass plenty of Parmesan. Serves 4-5. » I’ve made this with bulk Italian sausage and simply sautéed it. Still delicious. I’ve also just grilled the sausages part way and finished cooking them in the skillet. Takes a bit longer to cook. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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St. Bartholomew, 9375 Winton Road, Springfield Township 6 p.m.-midnight July 27 5 p.m.-midnight July 28 4-9 p.m.July 29 Food available; chicken and ribs dinner Sunday; beer with ID, wristband For more info, 513-522-3680 ■ St. James the Greater, 3565 Hubble Road, White Oak Parish Family Festival 6 p.m.-midnight July 27 5:30 p.m.-midnight July 28 4-10:30 p.m. July 29 Food available; beer with ID, wristband; Wine Garden For more info, 513-741-5300


St. Teresa of Avila, 1175 Overlook Ave., Cincinnati

6:30-11:30 p.m. Aug. 3 5-11:30 p.m. Aug. 4 4:30-10 p.m. Aug. 5 Chicken dinner Sunday (4-7 p.m.); beer with ID, wristband For more info, 513-921-9200 ■ St. Therese Little Flower, 5560 Kirby Ave., Cincinnati 6 p.m.-midnight Aug. 3, adult’s only 6 p.m.-midnight Aug. 4 5-10 p.m. Aug. 5 Adults only Friday; food available; beer with ID, wristband For more info, 513-541-5560 ■ St. Ignatius Loyola, 5222 North Bend Road, Monfort Heights Festival 2012 6 p.m.-midnight Aug. 24 4 p.m.-midnight Aug. 25 4-11 p.m. Aug.t 26 Food available; beer with ID, wristband For more info, 513-661-6565 ■


St. Margaret Mary, 1830 W. Galbraith Road, North College Hill Monte Carol, 7-midnight Aug. 31 4:30 p.m.-midnight Sept. 1 3-11 p.m.Sept. 2 Food available; alcohol with ID and wristband For more info, 513-521-7387 ■ St. John Neumann, 12191 Mill Road, Springfield Township 6 p.m.-midnight Aug. 31 4 p.m.-midnight Sept. 1 4-11 p.m. Sept. 2 Food available; pig roast Saturday (5 p.m.); chicken dinner Sunday (5 p.m.); alcohol with ID, wristband For more info, 513-742-0953

1-8 p.m.Sept. 9, Chicken dinner Sunday (1-5 p.m.); beer and Wine Coolers with ID For more info, 513-825-8626

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Winton Woods High School senior Courtney Irby won a $1,200 scholarship for his impressionistic landscape during the Taft Museum of Art's Artists Reaching Classrooms Awards ceremony. The docents at the Taft chose Irby’s work because they felt it exemplified the museum’s landscape collection. He is pictured receiving his award from Jean Graves, assistant curator for docent and school services at the Taft Museum of Art.


Annie Hoffman’s clone of Silverglade’s chicken salad

them to sample. Luke, my 11 year old grandson, ate it so fast there was hardly a taste left. The dish starts with a storebought pasta sauce, to which you add bell peppers, garlic and grilled Italian sausages. Jess fixed it when we came to dinner, and I was hooked. I made it on my Union Township cable show “Love Starts in the Kitchen.” Everyone came back for seconds. This is a nice dish to tote to someone who may be under the weather. (They also raved about the butter pecan cake which I shared with you recently and which I’ve adapted somewhat. It’s on my blog).


It was just last week that a reader told me the recipe I shared recently for Don Deimling’s “delicious salad dressing” has not only become a family favorite, but one that is requested by friends, as well. “It’s as good as School House restaurant’s,” she said. I know the restaurant can’t share their recipe, which to my palate has a bit more onion, but they’re pretty Rita close. I’m Heikenfeld sharing this story RITA’S KITCHEN because Don, who was one of our best friends, passed away this week. I can just imagine him now making his salad dressing, along with his awesome goetta, for the angels in heaven. I think they’re both destined to become favorites up there, too. (The dressing recipe is still on my blog at

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Consider hiring lawyer when building a house New home sales rose in May at the fastest pace in two years. Record low interest rates are driving more people into the housing market and prompting builders to start building again. But unless you’re careful, building a new house can be more costly than you ever imagined. Russ Loges learned that when looking for a house you need to get Howard more than Ain just a real HEY HOWARD! estate agent. His experience in Liberty Township is one from which we can all learn. “We had hoped to move in within four months of the house building starting – so we had hoped to move in about a year ago,” Loges said. After signing the contract with a builder, Loges learned the first problem was ground could not be broken without a significant amount of engineering work due to the configuration of the lot. Next,

Loges says he learned there were financial problems. “We were trying to save money and paint the house ourselves when I noticed a lot of subcontractors coming and going looking for payment … They came into the house looking for the builder,” Loges says. Eventually Loges was able to get money from the mortgage company to pay some of the contractors – and he had to pay others out of his own pocket. He now estimates the house has gone over budget by about $45,000. “This is my first housing-building experience. Basically, everything that could go wrong has gone wrong,” Loges said. Loges says there was so little money left on the construction loan he had to spend his own money for, among other things, kitchen cabinets, appliances and plumbing fixtures. At one point he found a lien had been placed on the house by a lumber company so he ended up paying that out of his own pocket again. Loges says he’s learned a valuable lesson. “I didn’t


put the proper legal protection in place … I would go beyond a real estate agent and go to a lawyer if I ever did another real estate transaction like this.” I contacted the builder who blames a lot of cost overruns on change-orders from Loges. He also says kitchen appliances were more expensive than budgeted. After I talked with him, the builder agreed to sign papers for the bank to release the remainder of the construction loan money to Loges so workers could be paid. A new Ohio law gives the state attorney general more authority to investigate builder complaints, but the best thing to do when buying a house is get your own lawyer at the same time you get a real estate agent. There’s a lot to buying an existing house, let alone building one, and you need to have the expertise of a lawyer to guide and protect you. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Cincinnati Reds mascot Gapper visited Brent Elementary School recently. With Gapper are, front row from left, Anna Tenuhfeld, Sam Yocum and Abby Jeffries; back row: Tommy Gleason, Jack Ispording, Gapper, Calyn Bransford and Abe Nichols THANKS TO SHAWN MAUS.


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Cady made La Salle history Pioneering hoops coach dies at 83 Gannett News Service Joe Sunderman remembers running the halls at La Salle High School. It was after his junior season of playing basketball for the Lancers, and Sunderman wasn’t running wildly or unsupervised. He was running with a purpose as Bill Cady, his coach, timed him with a stopwatch. “He’d mark off what was probably a little more than half a court, have it measured off, and I would run and run. He was trying to make me faster,” Sunderman said. “Every day he was there. If you wanted to become better at anything, he’d spend the time to help you do it.” Bill Cady died of natu-

Bill Cady was La Salle’s first basketball coach. ral causes June 25 at the age of 83. Cady was the first lay teacher hired by the Christian Brothers, the Roman Catholic teaching congregation that founded La Salle in 1960. He was the school’s first varsity basketball coach and amassed 334 of his 441 lifetime wins at La Salle from 1962-88, including

leading the Lancers to the state tournament in 1967, 1977 and 1979. Cady spent 48 years at La Salle as a teacher, coach, moderator, athletic director and director of Christian services. “Bill Cady was just a wonderful example of what La Salle is about because he was a selfless role model who showed

great leadership for young men in their development,” said Sunderman, a 1974 La Salle graduate who is now the radio play-by-play broadcaster for Xavier University. “He lived life in a very meaningful way.” Cady coached at Steubenville College, now known as Franciscan University of Steubenville, and McNicholas High School before being hired at La Salle. He was a 1947 graduate of St. Xavier before going on to Xavier University. Cady spent time in the Marine Corps at Paris Island, according to La Salle Director of Community Development Greg Tankersley. The basketball court at La Salle is named after Cady. He is a member of the Buddy LaRosa High School Sports Hall of Fame, the St. Xavier Hall of Fame and the La Salle Hall of Fame. He was also honored in 1991 by the Sorrento’s Hamilton


County Sports Hall of Fame. After retiring from the coaching portion of his life in 1988, Cady was able to focus more of his daily efforts on community outreach and mission work, including working with the St. Vincent de Paul Society. “As good of a coach as he was, he was a way better person with all of the volunteering and work he did around the community,” said current La Salle coach Dan Fleming. This past season, Fleming surpassed Cady’s school record for career wins. “He built this program, and we’re just trying to carry it on the best we can.” Mass of Christian Burial was June 29 at St. Ignatius Church. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked instead that donations be made to the Bill Cady Legacy Fund at La Salle High School.

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Mary Ann Noe Mary Ann Noe, 85, Springfield Township, died June 26. Survived by husband Norman Noe; children, N. David (Mary Jane), Christopher (Terrie), Timothy, Angelo Noe, Margaret (Ray) Winialski; grandchildren Dan, Jason, Michelle, Andrew, Sara, Thomas, Angelo II, David; great-grandchildren Danielle, Ashley, Connor, Isabella, Liliana, Grant, Carter; brothers James (Mary Ann), William (Colleen) Madewell. Preceded in death by son William. Services were June 29 at St. Bartholomew. Arrangements by Neidhard-Snow Funeral Home. Memorials to Heartland Hospice of Mount Airy.

POLICE REPORTS Tanisha Collins, 37, 3792 Westmont Drive, disorderly conduct at 6539 Hamilton Ave., June 13. Keisha Mason, 33, 1785 Townsend, obstructing official business at 7132 Hamilton Ave., June 12. Kyle Koslow, 20, 509 S. Eighth, disorderly conduct at 6840 Hamilton Ave., June 9. Clifton Thomas, 24, 723 Delta, disorderly conduct at 6840 Hamilton Ave., June 9. Juvenile male, 16, 4266 Virginia, drug possession at 7000 Hamilton Ave., June 8. Daniel Fisher, 47, 6836 Bake Ave., assault at 1806 Goodman, June 5. Juvenile female, 12, curfew at Betts and Sterling, June 2. Juvenile male, 15, disorderly conduct at 6514 Hamilton Ave., June 19. Juvenile male, 15, criminal trespassing at Clovernook, June 19. Andrea Michael, 38, 7508 Werner, falsification at 6918 Hamilton Ave., June 19. Jonathon Reder, 37, 2903 Montclair Ave., criminal damaging at 1801 Sundale, June 18. Lakeisha Jennings, 25, 5683 Cheviot Road, disorderly conduct at 8557 Daly Road, June 18. Joshua Thurmann, 33, 6710 Devonwood Drive, domestic violence at 6710 Devonwood, June 17. Dennis Griffin, 45, 1803 Emerson, domestic violence at 1646 W. Galbraith Road, June 15. Shawn Coleman, 40, 960 Compton Road, disorderly conduct at 6918 Hamilton Ave., June 14. Keisha Mason, 33, 1785 Townsend St., obstructing official business at 7132 Hamilton, June 12.

Incidents/reports Assault Victim struck at 6695 Jamar Drive, June 16. Burglary Residence entered and currency and photo equipment of unknown value removed at 6509 Meis Ave., June 17. Criminal damaging Front door damaged at 1906 W. Galbraith Road, June 15. Tire slashed at 6709 Betts Ave., June 17. Vehicle tires slashed at 1920 Sterling Ave., June 16. Domestic Victim reported at Greismer, June 16. Robbery Victim threatened and $15 removed at 6847 Greismer, May 8. Victim threatened and drugs taken at 6918 Hamilton Ave., June 7. Theft Laptop of unknown value removed at 1817 Galbraith Road, April 27. Flowers valued at $80 removed at 7132 Hamilton Ave., April 29.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Springfield Township: Chief David Heimpold, 729-1300 » Mount Healthy: Chief Marc Waldeck, 728-3183 » Cincinnati District 5, Captain David Bailey, 569-8500 » North College Hill: Chief Gary Foust, 521-7171 » Greenhills: Chief Thomas Doyle, 825-2101 » Forest Park: Chief Phil Cannon, 595-5220. Copper of unknown value removed from AC unit at 1917 Dallas Ave., May 5. Bike of unknown value removed at 1944 Emerson Ave., May 5. Laptop of unknown value removed at 1620 Galbraith Road, May 8. $1,200 removed at 6910 Shamrock, May 9. Wallets and contents of unknown value removed at 7132 Hamilton Ave., May 9. Copper of unknown value removed at 2029 W. Galbraith Road, May 10. $1,500 removed at 7035 Noble Court, May 10. $201.47 in merchandise removed from store at 7132 Hamilton Avenue, May 15. Plumbing fixtures of unknown value removed at 7108 Hamilton Ave., May 16. Plumbing fixtures of unknown value removed at 6849 Hamilton Ave., May 15. Attempt made to remove air conditioning unit at 1813 Sundale, May 9. $840 in charges made without consent at 6899 Hamilton Ave., May 17. Clothes of unknown value removed at 1585 Goodman, May 18. Reported at 6899 Hamilton Ave., May 17. Lottery tickets of unknown value removed at 1580 Goodman, May 11. Merchandise of unknown value removed at 1591 Goodman, June 5. AC unit of unknown value removed at 6801 Betts Ave., June 8. AC unit of unknown value removed at 1934 Sundale, June 11. Vehicle removed at 1385 W. Galbraith Road, May 29. AC unit of unknown value removed at 2016 W. Galbraith Road, June 3. Vehicle entered and cell phone, credit card of unknown value removed at Grace Avenue, June 3. Kroger reported at 7132 Hamilton ave., June 3. Unauthorized use of motor vehicle Victim reported at 8291 Fourworlds Drive, April 25. Vehicle tampering Victims reported at Betts Avenue, June 17.

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Jarrett Ashford, 40, 10808 Montecello Road, obstructing official business at 793 W. Galbraith Road, May 30. Terrell Arnold, 23, 2120 Roosevelt, felonious assault at 2161 Roosevelt, June 1. Johnny Cowherd, 55, 2050 Woodtrail, drug paraphernalia at Hamilton and Northwest, May 30. Tiera Burrous, 21, 436 Hillside Ave., trafficking in drugs, possession of drugs at 611 Elliot, May 29. Atevia Mack, 31, 55 Grove Road, criminal damaging at 1130 Compton Road, May 28. Timothy Hutchinson, 23, 1020 McPherson, breaking and entering at 2041 Innes Ave., May 26. Robert Harrison, 36, 1556 Meredith, robbery at 11556 Meredith, May 27. Michael Searles, 23, 1632 Linden Drive, breaking and entering at Innes Avenue, May 24.



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NON-DENOMINATIONAL HIGHVIEW CHRISTIAN CHURCH “Life on Purpose in Community” 2651 Adams Rd. (near Pippin) Worship Assembly-Sunday 10:45am Phone 825-9553

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John Paul superior in math Fifth- and Sixth-grade students from John Paul II School formed teams and competed in the Hamilton County Educational Service Center Math Competition held at Immaculate Heart of Mary School scoring the highest score of superior ranking for their abilities in math and working together to solve advanced problems. Five or six students competed as a team and three teams participated from John Paul II School. The students who competed on the fifth-grade team were: James Goodall, Jimmy Mushaben, Danielle Nissen, Ben Scheff and Meggie Suffoletta. The sixth grade fielded two teams. Team one competitors were Jeff Birdsong, Robby Gerdes, Justin Grow, Nora Honkomp, Matthew Nichols and Ben Woeste; team two consist-

ed of Eilene Crowe, Sarah Voit, Zach Powell Andy Yauss and Daniel Michaels. “I am very proud of our students. They competed well and earned the highest score. This was a great competition as it prepared students to compete in a friendly, group way in the Junior High competitions held in Cincinnati,” said Principal Leanora Roach. During the competition, the students competed as a team by solving group questions. Each team was given six questions and an hour to solve all of them. The teams needed to figure a solution to the problem and give a written explanation of the process used to solve it. John Paul II School competed against All Saints, St. Ignatius and Immaculate Heart of Mary Schools.

Fifth- and sixth-grade students from John Paul II School competed in the Hamilton County Educational Service Center Math Competition and scored superior ranking. The fifth-grade team were: James Goodall, Jimmy Mushaben, Danielle Nissen, Ben Scheff and Meggie Suffoletta. The sixth grade fielded two teams. Team one competitors were Jeff Birdsong, Robby Gerdes, Justin Grow, Nora Honkomp, Matthew Nichols and Ben Woeste; team two consisted of Eilene Crowe, Sarah Voit, Zach Powell Andy Yauss and Daniel Michaels. THANKS TO JULIE WELLS.


Spring break for 10 Spanish students from Winton Woods High School involved a 10-day trip to Peru to explore the country, learn more about the culture and practice their Spanish. There were stops at Cuzco, Lima, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Pictured at Machu Picchu are the students and their adult chaperones, from front left, Diane Gibfried, Evelyn Gibfried and Katie Schmittou; second row, Kristen Budke, Haleigh Holtman, Darrin Connors, Jessica Enghauser and Emily Capal; third row, Jim Gibfried, Linda Lushbaugh, Sarah Harig, Allison Holtman, Katelyn Budke, Barb Schnitzer, Sabrina Mercer, Kevin and Judith Jones, and Chris Gibfried. PROVIDED.

Leadership scholars honors students The Leadership Scholars Program celebrated another successful year with its third annual YearEnd Celebration at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. The event honored the achievements of local inner-city youth in the Leadership Scholars Program. The following students were honored: The Game Changer Award was awarded to Kevin Leugers of Elder High School and Kris Ford of St. Francis De Sales for their outstanding participation, enthusiasm and energy. The Esprit de Corps Award was awarded to Marina Jemail of The Summit Country Day School and Ben Bates of Prince of Peace School for their exceptional ability to work with and motivate the other members of their teams. The Quantum Leap

Elsa Belay of Purcell Marian High School; Jim Evans, Leadership Scholars board member; Jazmynn Ramsey of College Hill and St. Joseph School; and Nick Ragland, Leadership Scholars board member. THANKS TO TARA BONISTALL NOLAND.

Award was awarded to Elsa Belay of Purcell Marian High School and Jazmynn Ramsey of St. Joseph School for the growth they have experienced since the start of their participation in Leadership Scholars. J.D. Schinkal of Elder High School and Tammara

Jones from Roger Bacon were recognized for the outstanding essays they wrote about their participation in Leadership Scholars. The Leadership Scholars Award is awarded to four students who are superior mentors/mentees and role models; work

hard to serve others and continually strive to improve as leaders; fully and actively participate in Leadership Scholars activities; and possess remarkable character and an admirable commitment to their teams and to the program. This award was given to Mallory Screws from Walnut Hills High School, Larson Robinson from Summit Country Day, as well as Matthew Dalton from Resurrection School and Arielle Lewis, from Corryville Catholic School. An award was created especially for Jay Brockhoff of St. Xavier High School, who consistently proved his commitment and dedication to the Leadership Scholars family. The program empowers youth with knowledge, inspiration and confidence to reach their full potential as leaders.

Spirit of Dorothy Stang Award presented

The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Offices of Mission, Catholic Social Action, Evangelization and Catechesis and Youth and Young Adult Ministry announce the winners of their 2011 Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang Award:

» Sister Ruth Bedinghaus, SNDdeN, and Jennifer Glass, Mount Notre Dame High School, Reading; » Nicole Bell, Seton High School; » Kelly Berger, Annunciation School; » Shirley Bihr, St. John the Baptist School, Harri-

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son; » Susan Eichenauer, Chaminade Julienne High School, Dayton; » Joan Hilton, Summit Country Day/Christ the King Parish; » Joselin Laib, Roger Bacon High School, Cincinnati; » Christine Sitko, Queen of Apostles Parish, Dayton; » Laura Thimons, St. Albert the Great Parish, Kettering; » Patricia Youngblood, St. Vivian Parish. The Spirit of Sister Dorothy Stang Award is given annually to faculty members, parish ministers, parishioners active in social justice ministry, and graduating seniors in the Catho-

lic high schools and parish youth ministry programs in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Purposes of the award are: » to keep alive the ministry and memory of Sister Dorothy Stang that included her solidarity with the poor, her care for the earth, and her love for Jesus and His mission; » to encourage schools, parishes, and members of our archdiocese to study/ teach about Sister Dorothy and encourage others to follow in her footsteps by promoting global solidarity and cross cultural mission and ministry; and » to honor teachers, principals, parish minis-

ters, and graduating high school seniors who exemplify the values of Sister Dorothy through their social justice ministry, service work, and teaching. Dorothy Mae Stang, a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur, was murdered for her faith in Anapu, in the state of Pará, in the Amazon Basin of Brazil in February 2005. She was outspoken in her efforts on behalf of the poor and the environment.

“I don’t want to flee,” she said, “nor do I want to abandon the battle of these farmers who live without any protection in the forest. They have the sacrosanct right to aspire to a better life on land where they can live and work with dignity while respecting the environment.” For more on the life of Sr. Dorothy Stang, please visit



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Winton Woods Elementary School’s Harry Potter Reading Club received a $200 grant from the Miami Valley Fandom for Literacy at Millennicon, the Tristate’s oldest science fiction convention. Millennicon promotes science-related and science fiction literature, art, gaming and education. It is the major fundraiser for the MVFL, which was created in 1995 to fight both declining literacy and science achievements in the United States. Intervention specialist Carrie Ware sponsors the book club. She said Christy Johnson and her son Grant nominated the club for the grant. Intervention specialist Ashley Wolfe, fourth-grader Grant Johnson (wearing his best Quidditch gear) and intervention specialist Carrie Ware are shown at Millennicon receiving their grant. PROVIDED.


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