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Springfield Township gets arts council Nonprofit board will apply for arts grants By Monica Boylson email@example.com
well as one in Roselawn. They want to relocate the Roselawn residents because they say there are safety concerns about that location. Graceworks provides homes for individuals with developmental disabilities in 28 residential group homes and a day program. The developer asked the city to approve a substantial revision to the development plan for about 1.7 acres of va-
The Springfield Township Board of Trustees is seeking officers for a newly created nonprofit arts council. The Arts and Enrichment Council was created as a way to continue to offer arts programs in the township while facing decreased state funding to local government. “We’re providing the same services we just had to find different ways to fund them,” administrator Mike Hinnenkamp said. The board will appoint officers for the positions of chairman, vice chairman/secretary, treasurer and two at-large members for the arts council. The Flamm chairman, vice chairman/ secretary and treasurer positions will be filled by Springfield Township employees as a way to maintain the charitable nonprofit status of the council. While it is not a rethat the Hinnenkamp quirement majority of the council be employees, it is strongly encouraged to follow guidelines set by the Internal Revenue Service, according to Hinnenhamp. The mission of the council is to create an engaged and vibrant community with quality of life enhancements through the arts, community events, parks and recreation. As a nonprofit organization, the council would be able to apply for additional grants and it will be able to offer tax deductions for donations. “The concept is that we’re going to be able to do more with less. We’re going to reduce the impact on the township budget for community events. We’re going to be able to increase social interactions, connectivity and vibrancy for the community and create a positive economic impact through the arts,” communications coordinator Kim Flamm said. She said the township teamed with the ArtsWave, a nonprofit arts organization, to establish the arts and enrichment council. She said they were a mentor to the township. “ArtsWave believes that the arts can strengthen our community in a number of ways. The work that Kim and the folks and Springfield Township have been do-
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Winton Woods High School Key Club representatives, from left, Theresa Mitchell, Katie Schmittou and Lisa Dye show the books collected at the high school for the book drive. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Winton Woods wants 3,500 books
Schools would put a book in every students’ hands By Monica Boylson firstname.lastname@example.org
Winton Woods City Schools is trying to collect 3,500 books as a way to put a book into the hands of each student in the district. “There are so many kids who don’t have books at home,” Winton Woods High School Key Club President Katie Schmittou, 18, said. The Key Club is helping launch the book drive after the Executive Director of the Department of Teaching and Learning Terri Socol was surprised to
learn that students she was teaching did not have books to read at home. “We want to encourage students to read,” Key Club teacher representative Lisa Dye said. “Our main focus is the little kids but every student should get the opportunity to have their own book.” The schools will be accepting new and used books through Friday, Oct. 12, but organizers say they will not turn away donations after that date. Books will be accepted for students in all grade levels. The Key Club will sort the books according to age group. The books will then be at each school’s library and the students will be able to choose their own books. “The overall goal is for the students to be able to take these books and later
on exchange them for something else,” Key Club teacher representative Theresa Mitchell said. “The younger kids are really excited.” Schmittou said that the Key Club organized a competition at the high school to align with the book drive. The class that donates the most books will be able to come to school out of uniform one day. “It’s a good incentive and I think it’s an awesome way to give back,” she said. Books can be donated to the schools or participating organizations in the community: Messiah Lutheran Church, Cincinnati Financial, Greenhills Village Council and the Forest Park Senior Citizens. Dye said, “I think we can get 3,500 books.”
Forest Park will vote on group home By Jennie Key email@example.com
Forest Park will likely welcome a new group home for adults in the eastern area of Kemper Meadows sometime next year. Forest Park City Council had its first reading of an ordinance that would approve the group home Oct. 1, following a public hearing before council. The ordinance comes to council for a vote at the Oct. 15 meeting.
The developer, the URSA Development Group, has built 65 group homes, which they lease to nonprofit agencies to operate. Two of their group home facilities are in Springdale and Wyoming in Anderson Hamilton County. Graceworks Enhanced Living, affiliated with Graceworks Lutheran Services, operates both of those as
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her agency has 29 facilities in four counties. Lyle said the agency wants to house eight adults with developmental disabilities. The residents will have three shifts of on-site staff to oversee the home 24 hours a day. Staff members will not live at the home, Lyle said. She said the group home will generally maintain a ration of one staff to four residents. That ratio can drop during shifts where the residents are likely to be asleep. She said the residents go to jobs and workshops during the day. In the evening, she said the residents enjoy shopping, movies, bowling and other recreational activities. “We try to be part of the community,” she said. “That’s why we chose Forest Park and we are really interested in the community and what it has to offer.” No one spoke against the plan at the public hearing. Councilman David Lives said that from a planning commission standpoint the development is a good transition and he thinks the Kempermeadows site is a good location for the proposed facility. “It is right in that area where it fits in next to the dialysis center and across
from the church,” he said. Community Development Director Chris Anderson said the Forest Park Planning Commission recommended approval of the exception to the development plan with conditions that the developer submit a lighting plan and maintain all its required certifications. He said the city’s zoning code contains a spacing requirement for group living facilities that would prohibit the building of another group home in the eastern part of the H section. Anderson also said the planning commission reviewed the development plan which they recommended for approval by council with conditions including the use of hard plank siding rather than vinyl siding material on the building, how the Dumpster will be enclosed and the planting of drought-resistant plants in the landscaping. He added that the development plan is also good for the area. “It is compatible with the nonresidential uses along Kempermeadow and the residential uses to the east, thus providing a good transition between the two,” he said. This is scheduled for the second reading and formal vote at council’s Oct. 15 meeting.
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Mount Airy CURE needs resident input The Mount Airy Community Urban Redevelopment Enterprise has received a grant from Cincinnati to hire a consulting firm for the development of the Mount Airy business district. C.R. Architects was hired and the firm is looking for input from Mount Airy residents. This would be a 10-hour commitment. If you are a Mount Airy resident and would be willing to volunteer to share your opinions and ideas, send your name and phone number to Mount Airy Town Council, P.O. Box 53660, Cincinnati, Ohio 45253. You may also email your name and phone number to Mount Airy Town Council at email@example.com. Mount Airy CURE has
submitted two proposals for additional city money. The smaller project, with an estimated $30,000 price tag, is a gateway to Mount Airy. Proponents say the project will give people a visible sign that Mount Airy is invested in the community. The other project, with an estimated cost of up to $250,000, would purchase properties to help current businesses survive or new businesses to succeed. If you would like to be involved with Mount Airy CURE, come to a meeting. The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, 5530 Colerain Ave.
grams. “This is a proactive and creative opportunity for us to open more doors and bring more cultural events to the township,” she said. Council President Joe Honerlaw said that he hopes people in the community will embrace the new arts programs. “People need to take time to take advantage of some of the programming. This is also an excellent opportunity to partner with organizations in our community and neighboring communities so that we can show off the advantages of our area and give people more options in the arts,” he said. The trustees are accepting letters of interest and resumes for individuals who want to serve on the council. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23. The board will determine who will serve on the council.
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ing to strengthen their own community through arts programming is commendable,” ArtsWave Director of Shared Services Mike Boberg said. “We continue to look forward to working with them to help them continue building their community through the arts.” The trustees agreed that the nonprofit is a great way to continue serving the public. “These are difficult times and our goal to provide the opportunities for community involvement would not exist without tools such as (a non-profit organization),” trustee Tom Bryan said. Council member Gwen McFarlin said the arts and enrichment council is a good way to combat budget cuts and still provide good pro-
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Local man honored for autism support Ernie Greene of Finneytown was honored this month for outstanding support for children with autism at the first Faces of Autism awards sponsored by the Autism Society of Cincinnati. Greene, a retired Covington firefighter, is a Lighthouse Youth Services instructional assistant who works with students at Stepping Stones’ Step-Up program in Indian Hill. Step-Up provides alternative education for students with autism and challenging behaviors and serves students from 14 school districts. Greene started with the Stepping Stones Step-Up program in 2006. Step-Up administrator Pam Schimweg said Greene epitomizes the heart of the program. “He provides patient, sensitive and nurturing support to children, teachers and families,” she said. “His gentle humor, powerful presence and optimistic persistence touch the lives and futures of every child in the program,” she said. Greene usually is the first aide for the most challenging children. “I get the new kids, the ones who are more aggressive,” Greene said. “I just let them know I’m here. I don’t go in trying to fix anything; I’m going to watch and to understand. No kid wants to be the most difficult kid in the room. There’s always some reason – frustration because of communication or because of fear or anger. I watch and get a handle on
Board of Developmental Disabilities Services, and to the Cincinnati Recreation Commission for staff members Allison Bass of Price Hill and Kristen Clatos of Northside. The Autism Society of Cincinnati honored a total of 22 individuals and organizations in eight categoErnie Green with Stepping Stones’ Step-Up student Brendan. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER
what the reason is, and then we work on getting communication skills or feeling safe.” One of Greene’s students has autism and also is deaf and uses a cochlear implant. Greene has worked closely with the child’s family and has extended his school services to include after-school time when Greene works with the young boy at Greene’s home. “His dad had been called home from work so much he was worried about his job. Now he comes home with me and his dad picks him up at my house. When they started working together, the boy was 9 years old and was not potty trained and wouldn’t dress himself. Today he dresses, uses the bathroom, engages in schoolwork and interacts in the community. Greene joined a swim club so he could teach the boy to swim. On Halloween, Greene and his young friend go trick-or-treating. At restaurants the young man chooses his meals and
ries, shining a spotlight on the many “Faces of Autism” that make life better for families dealing with autism. Categories included Autism Ambassadors, and Faces of Commitment, Community Partnership, Community Service groups and individuals, Leadership, Professional
Excellence and Support. The Autism Society of Cincinnati provides family support, education, resources and autism awareness events. Stepping Stones is a United Way partner agency serving close to 1,000 children and adults with disabilities in programs.
Ernie Greene, with his wife Shelly, with his Faces of Autism awards sponsored by the Autism Society of Cincinnati. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER
counts the change. “This is not something you do for the money,” said Greene. “When someone says ‘That kid’s not going to make it, and a year later you see him walking by himself, that’s my reward.” Greene’s wife, Shelly, recalls coming home and finding the young boy screaming and banging things together. “Ernie was just sitting there smiling,” Shelly said. He told me “‘He just got his cochlear implant. He’s never heard sound before. He wants to hear everything.’” Shelly said what she thought was noise, turned into the sounds of life. “Ernie made me understand.” Greene received one of three Faces of Support awards from the Autism Society of Cincinnati. The other Faces of Support awards went to Mary Jo Colwell Shelton of Independence, Ky., who is an instructor assistant at the Thomas A. Wildey School run by Clermont County
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Program reaches out to veterans By Jennie Key
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People Working Cooperatively has been serving low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners for 37 years. Now the nonprofit is ramping it up for veterans. Director of Corporate and Community Partnerships Ron Henlein is a champion of this new program. Henlein says PWC has a waiting list of more than 200 people for critical home repairs, and there were close to 60 veterans on that list. The new Ramp it Up for Veterans program raises money to move veterans off the waiting list to the front of the line to get those repairs done. Formerly a district manager with Home Depot, Henlein, a White Oak resident, turned to his former employer for partnership in this new project for PWC. Home Depot delivered. The Home Depot Foundation gave $155,000 – that covered the repairs needed by the first 58 veterans helped by the new program. Henlein said it was a start. But PWC is also rais-
Home Depot kicked off funding for the Ramp it Up for Veterans project with a check for $155,000. From left are Fred Wacker, chief operating officer for the Home Depot Foundation; Paul Haitsch, Home Depot district manager; Dave Musen, Home Depot regional vice president; and Paul Fulton and Paul Arnett, Home Depot store managers. THANKS TO RON HENLEIN
ing money for the future needs of the men and women who have served the country in the military. “There are more wounded veterans coming home,” Henlein said. “Some are coming home with disabilities and accessibility issues. We are going to make sure we take care of them.” Henlein said in many cases the repairs are not ex-
tensive, but they make all the difference in the quality of life of the resident. “We had one veteran who had not left his home for more than a year,” he said. “All it took was a wheelchair ramp to make a big impact in his life. They have given so much for our country. This campaign to me is the right thing to do.” PWC is midway through
a text campaign to raise money for this program to eliminate the wait for veterans in need of critical home repairs. It runs through Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The campaign has asked businesses to lend their signs on Veterans Day to get the word out and also engages potential donors on social media such as Twitter and Facebook as well as relying
To help PWC meet its commitment to making critical home repairs and modifications to the homes of low income, elderly and disabled military veterans living in the greater Cincinnati area, text PWC to 80888 and donate $10. You can donate up to three times depending on your carrier. Want to donate more? Text PWC to 41444 and you can donate as much as you like. When you Text To Give you’ll automatically be entered into a contest to win $1,000 in Senco tools. Contest drawing will be Dec. 6. Don’t forget to confirm your donation when you get a reply from your carrier. You do not need to text/enter in order to win. You can also send your name, address, email and phone number to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to Senco Tool Giveaway, Attn: Kim Sullivan, People Working Cooperatively, 4612 Paddock Road Cincinnati, OH 45229. There is also a link on the group’s website at www.pwchomerepairs.org/support-pwc/donate/text-togive.aspx.
on text messaging. “PWC serves the community’s most vulnerable homeowners and helps them remain safely in their homes, where they want to be,” Henlein said. “I’m excited to help PWC bring their valuable services to even more people in need.” Henlein says his agency has developed an efficient, cost-effective and productive service model that carefully assesses what the homeowner needs and provides the services that will
allow them to remain living safely in their home. “When our people go for a project, they look at everything. Energy efficiency, safety, and they know what they are doing. We’ve been at this for 37 years.” He said he hopes the Ramp it Up campaign moves people to help veterans. “I think people want to do the right thing. Our job here is to convince them there is a real need and then be the connector to get the job done.”
New Burlington Church of Christ to walk with Jesus Walk and Community Fair to raise money for charities By Monica Boylson email@example.com
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The New Burlington Church of Christ is hosting a Walk With Jesus and Community Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Event organizer Diane Spencer said the walk is a way to praise Jesus and also raise money for missions in Haiti and the Mount Healthy Food Alliance. “We want to spread the love of Jesus,” she said. “We want to be seen and heard.” The 2-mile walk begins at 10 a.m. at the Mount
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SCHOOL NOTES McAuley High School
McAuley’s third annual Women Who Inspire is Thursday, Oct. 25, at the school, 6000 Oakwood Ave. The nominated speakers – Jillian and Kerry Daugherty, Alison Delgado, Sister Paula Gonzalez SC, Jeni Jenkins and Jeanne Schroer, and keynote speaker Cea Cohen will share personal and professional success stories. Registration, drinks and light appetizers begin at 5:30 p.m. The program begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students if purchased in advance, or $25 at the door. Tickets can be reserved online at www.mcauleyhs.net/inspire2012. ■ The Jill Hungler Schlotman ‘01 Memorial Walk for Cancer Awareness is Sunday, Sept. 30. The walk to honor alumnae, parents and special friends who have lost their battles with cancer. The 5K walk begins and ends at McAuley, 6000 Oakwood Ave. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. The walk does not have a registration fee, but donations will be accepted for the Jill Hungler Schlotman ‘01 Memorial Scholarship. The goal of the walk is to raise $7,000 over the next two years to endow this scholarship. Pets and strollers are welcome. Online donations can be made at www.mcauleyhs.net/walk. For more information, contact Brigitte Foley at fo-
firstname.lastname@example.org. ■ Drama students recently had the opportunity to meet and learn from a working actor. Emily Lafferty, McAuley drama teacher, invited her brother, Greg La Fratta, to her Drama I/II class to help with monologue coaching. La Fratta is from Los Angeles and has been in several independent movies and one web series, “Who is Billie Mackenzie,” which was recently picked up by a production company. La Fratta worked with groups of students in the performing arts center, watching their monologues and giving them tips on how to improve. He also spoke with the girls about what it’s like in the acting industry, and what he has learned from his experiences. ■ Senior Danielle Reynolds has earned membership in the Ohio Music Education Association 2013 All State Band. Reynolds auditioned via a recorded CD that she submitted to OMEA. The selections the All State Band will be performing at a concert on Feb. 9 will be sent in advance to each musician to practice on her/his own; the enReynolds tire band will rehearse for only two days before the concert. Reynolds has been playing the flute since fourth grade and hopes to play in
a wind ensemble or concert band in college. She is in McAuley’s orchestra, as well as La Salle High School’s marching band and wind ensemble. She plays the flute for Masses at her parish, St. John Neumann, and for children’s liturgies as well. A member of Key Club and National Honor Society, Reynolds would like to make music a part of her eventual career. She is the daughter of Barry and Amy Reynolds of Springfield Township. ■ Seniors Danielle Reynolds and Kelsey Voit have been selected for the 2012-2013 edition of the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble. The CYWE is the only wind ensemble for high school students in the Cincinnati area. It is a partnership with the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Collegiate Wind Studies program and the music education division. Reynolds and Voit were required to compete in a three-part audition process, including a prepared solo piece, a sight reading portion and a section of scales and arpeggios.
ogy, engineering and math. This was Winton Woods City Schools’ first year to participate in the program, which is operated for incoming freshmen through Great Oaks in partnership with the University of Cincinnati. When the 17 days of the Freshman Challenge are completed, students have earned one full-year science elective credit for high school and a full-year physical education credit, which is a half credit. “They get a jump-start on high school,” said Camille Nasbe, superintendent. “These are students who had a little difficulty maybe in eighth grade with science and math, but
we wanted to give them a really good start.” ■ Four projects received oversized checks from the Winton Woods Educational Foundation as the organization’s yearly grants were handed out at Winton Woods City Schools’ Convocation. Receiving grants were: » The “Shared Reading School to Home” project, led by Teresa Stone at Winton Woods Primary North. This is a reading program that a school joins that allows the school to download books to print and give to students to take home for their own. It is designed to promote the child’s ownership of books
to have at home for personal reading. It was awarded $1,200 and will benefit 350 students. » The “iPads in the Classroom” project, led by Debbie Houser and Clara Ballinger at Winton Woods Elementary School, enables the special education teachers to purchase and use iPads with individual students. It was awarded $1,380 and will benefit 14 students. » The “Virtual Library,” led by principal Kendell Dorsey at Winton Woods Elementary School, assisted with the purchase of ereaders for the school’s library. It was awarded $1,000 and will benefit 524 students.
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The Winton Woods board of education recently presented Ann Jordan with the district’s Community Spirit Award for her work with the Freshman Challenge, a summer program she created five years ago to help students get a hands-on appreciation for science, technol-
Misael Barcelona, left, and Irene Onianwa, both students in the Academy of Global Studies @ Winton Woods High School, attended the third annual Global Summit sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs. “The students did a great job of explaining the program and representing AGS at the conference,” said Kevin Jones, AGS coordinator. PROVIDED
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Mount Healthy students worked on signs to raise awareness of homelessness. Clockwise from bottom left are junior Jae'Marie Guyton, senior Jazmine Riley, senior Jason Cornwall, senior Jessica Gary, senior Austin Pennington and senior Carlie Sanders.
Shanty town T
he Mount Healthy High School Beta Club slept in a shanty town, as part of a citywide focus on homelessness. The high school was one of about 30 schools hosting a shanty town this year in conjunction with Faces Without Places, the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless, and the Mayerson Foundation, which are coordinating the fifth annual Hunger and Homeless Awareness Month this month in the Greater Cincinnati area. A statistic that is close to home: 15 students at Mount Healthy High School are classified as homeless and 100 students in the Mount Healthy City School District meet the criteria. School districts are required to serve homeless students if the
last permanent address was within the district. Students built cardboard-box shelters and spent the night in the courtyard outdoors to experience some of the discomfort of homelessness and to raise awareness of the issue among their classmates. About 30 students participated. “We hope these 30 kids get an idea – even a small one – of how it is for homeless people and we hope they talk to their friends and teachers about the issue,” said Lori Miller, who along with Angie Fisher sponsor the Beta Club. The service club is for students with GPAs of 3.0 or better.
Photos by Jennie Key/The Community Press
Junior Jordan Lackey helps sophomore Ndia Bonner get her shanty town cardboard shelter ready for the night.
Students listen to Chris Walter, a district teacher, who volunteers with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, as she talks about the link between mental illness and homelessness. Sophomore Alexis Hall decorates her cardboard shanty shelter. Students spent the night in the boxes to experience the discomfort and raise awareness of homelessness. From left are senior Kayla Whoberry and sophomores Kori Sills and Jasmin Shimkowiak.
The students build a shanty town of boxes and spend the night outdoors to experience some of the discomforts of homelessness and to raise awareness of homelessness for their fellow students. Mount Healthy students worked on signs to raise awareness of homelessness.
The box shelters gave students some protection from the wind and cool fall temperatures.
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HIGH SCHOOL | YOUTH | RECREATIONAL
La Salle golfers take sectional crown Gannett News Service
The La Salle High School boys golf team posted a combined team score of 307 en route to a first place finish at the Cincinnati West Boys’ Division I Sectional Golf Tournament at Miami Whitewater Golf Course Oct. 3. The win, which marked LaSalle’s first sectional victory since the 2006-07 season, earned the Lancers an invite to next week’s district tournament, where they will be joined by fellow qualifiers ninth-ranked Elder (311), top-ranked St. Xavier (314) and No. 8 Oak Hills (328). Daniel Wetterich shot a tournament low 3-over-par 74 and defeated Elder’s Brennen Walsh in a three-hole tiebreaker to take medalist honors. Senior Matthew Wetterich, meanwhile, fired a 76, landing him at third on the leaderboard, just ahead of fellow Lancers Sam Johnston (77) and Drew Gauthier (80). Senior Brad Schultz shot an 88. The Division I District Tournament is slotted for Oct. 11 at
La Salle’s Daniel Wetterich lines up his shot during the Division I boys sectional tournament at Miami Whitewater, Oct. 3. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Weatherwax Golf Course in Middletown.
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» St. Xavier senior Joey Arcuri and freshman Kirran Magowan. The two Bombers shot 76 at the sectional tournament to help their team move on to districts which will be played Oct. 11 at Weatherwax Golf Course. On the season, Arcuri has a nine-hole scoring average of 37.76 while Magowan is shooting 36.71.
Roger Bacon sophomore Leah Schmitz, right, blocks a McNicholas shot with the help of Megan Fulton (left) during a match Oct. 2. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
SPARTANS LOOK AHEAD Team prepares for post-season play By Nick Dudukovich firstname.lastname@example.org
ST. BERNARD — For having such a youthful squad, the Roger Bacon Lady Spartans’ volleyball team has already cleared a major hurdle. The Spartans earned their ninth win of the 2012 campaign with a 2-0 win over Indian Hill, Sept. 29. The victory was significant because the current version of the Spartans surpassed last year’s win total with the triumph. Head coach Alyssa Carlotta also pointed to the squad’s win over Girls’ Greater Cincinnati
Roger Bacon senior Kellie Behrle (left) and Megan Fulton await a serve during the squad's match against McNicholas Oct. 2. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
League rival Purcell Marian as one of the season’s memorable moments. “Our goal was to beat Purcell.
They are a big league rival … (Our team) rose to the occasion and performed,” Carlotta said. Offensively, senior outside hitter Kellie Behrle, who has been a noticeable force around the net, has led the Spartans’ attack. “She has the big leader role out there … she definitely has the big kills from the outside,” Carlotta said. Sophomores Leah Schmitz and Lexy Hoffman are two of the team’s younger players who have taken major strides since last season. Hoffman set for the varsity squad as a freshman, while Schmitz has benefited during her first varsity season from playing at the club level. HoffSee VOLLEY, Page A9
» St. Xavier beat La Salle 3114, Oct. 5. The victory gives the Bombers their first GCL South title since 2009. » Finneytown scored on its first possession of the game, but missed the extra-point and lost to Reading 7-6, Oct. 5. » Loveland beat Winton Woods 14-0, Oct. 5. The Warriors are now 5-2 on the season. The shutout was the fourth in five games for Loveland. » Quarterback Tyree Elliott ran for 255 yards and three touchdowns in the Mount Healthy Owls’ 31-7 over Harrison victory Oct. 5. » Gamble Montessori slipped by Miami Valley Christian Academy 8-6, Oct. 5. Running back Chevez Floyd scored the gamewinning two-point conversion for the Gators. » North College Hill senior running back Tevin Brown had 207 yards rushing on 18 carries and two touchdowns as the Trojans beat Clark, 20-3, Oct. 5. » Ruggiero DeLuca accounted for three touchdowns but it wasn’t enough as Roger Bacon fell to Fenwick, 52-26, Oct. 5.
» Mount Healthy and Deer Park played to a 2-2 tie Oct. 1. Rensley Washington and Josue Reyes found the back of the net for the Owls. Justin Robertson’s game-winner gave Mount Healthy the 1-0 victory over Edgewood Oct. 4. Sophomore Keandre Smith recorded 10 saves in the shutout. » Wyoming handed Finneytown a 6-1 loss Oct. 3. Senior Zach Palmer scored the Wildcats’ lone goal. » St. Xavier blanked Moeller
St. Xavier defensive back Will Pensyl (47) intercepts a pass from La Salle quarterback Brad Burkhart and takes it back for a touchdown during the 31-14 St. Xavier victory Oct. 5. THANKS TO MILT WENTZEL
St. Xavier quarterback Nick Tensing (14) runs for a touchdown as LaSalle’s Nathan Sparks (40) and D.J. Christon (28) give chase in the Bombers’ 31-14 victory Oct. 5. THANKS TO MILT WENTZEL 3-0, Oct. 4. Ryan Hadley, Kiley Sunderhaus and Austin Harrell recorded goals for the Bombers who are 8-2-3 on the season and 50-1 in the GCL. The victory vaults the Bombers to the top of the GCL South standings with two games left in the season. » CJ Seig scored two goals as La Salle beat Alter, 4-1, Oct. 2.
» At the Division I sectional tournament Oct. 3 at Miami Whitewater, St. Xavier qualified for districts after shooting 314 and finishing third. Both senior Joey Arcuri and freshman Kirran Magowan shot 76 for the Bombers.
» McAuley advanced to the district tournament after placing fourth at the Division I sectional Oct. 1. Danielle Dilonardo led the Mohawks with a fifth-place finish at Hamilton Elks Golf Club. Districts will be played at Weatherwax Golf Course, Oct. 11. See PREPS, Page A9
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Gators, Lipscomb chomping the competition By Tom Skeen email@example.com
WINTON TERRACE —
After dropping their first three games of the season by a combined score of 112-12, the Gamble Montessori Gators have won four in a row outscoring their opponents 121-12. “We just got everybody going so now everything is starting to come together,” coach Stan West said about his squad’s turnaround. “We are getting kids practicing and learning the offense and defense. Also, our running game has just really been excellent.” Leading the Gators and their running game is junior Javontae Lipscomb. He is averaging over 100 rushing yards per game and put up 258 yards against Fayetteville-Perry in a 29-6 victory Sept. 28. On the season Lipscomb has 737 yards on 84 carries and six touchdowns. “(Lipscomb) has just been a beast out there,” West said. “Even in the games we’ve lost he’s had decent runs and long runs. He’s just all-around. ” Backing up what West said, in a loss to Madison Plains Lipscomb ran for 118 yards on 11 carries. Despite what the offense has done over the
Kenny Mil of Gamble Montessori looks to stiff arm MVCA’s Matthew Handelton during their game Oct. 5 at Turpin. The Gators won the game 8-6 and improved to 4-3 on the season. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS past four weeks, what is happening on the defensive side of the ball is quite remarkable. Led by senior linebacker Chevez Floyd, sophomore safety Aaron Abernathy and tackle Jaleen Daniels, the defense have allowed 12 points in four weeks. “We had to stop the run,” West said. “We were getting gashed early in the 3-4 (defense). I kept it vanilla because we had a bunch of kids still learning. We were getting picked apart. We went to the 46 (defense) and just started stopping the run.” One of the big surprises has been junior linebacker Kenny Mil. “He surprised me because this is his first year
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» McAuley improved to 12-6 with wins over Seton and Ursuline during the week of Oct. 1.
Boys cross country
» Finneytown lost to Reading in straight sets Oct. 2, 25-7, 25-23, 25-8. The Wildcats lost in straight sets to Seven Hills Oct. 3, 25-6, 26-24, 25-16. » Aiken lost in straight sets to Withrow Oct. 4, 2521, 25-10, 25-20.
» At the Ross Invitational Oct. 2, Mount Healthy finished fourth with 113 points. » La Salle runner Jacob McNamara ran to an eighth-place finish (16:48) at the Kettering Invitational Sept. 29. The Lancers placed sixth out of 10
playing football,” West said. “I wish I could have had him last year. He is fourth leading tackler on the team.” With four games remaining in the regular season, the Gators have a chance to exceed their win total of six from last year. “Right now we are on a roll,” West said. “We are going to ride Javontae. The kid makes plays you wouldn’t think he could make. Now teams don’t want to kick or punt to him. If he touches the ball he is going to hurt you. I told the other guys they are going to have to step up and make plays if (other teams) start keying on him.”
Talented Bombers head to district play By Tom Skeen firstname.lastname@example.org
FINNEYTOWN — It’s been a year of accomplishments for the St. Xavier golf team. The Bombers won the Greater Catholic League South title by 37 strokes over Moeller, senior Joey Arcuri was named GCL South Player of the Year and coach Alex Kepley captured Coach of the Year honors for the second consecutive season. To add to it, the team shot 314 to finish third at the Division I sectional tournament Oct. 4 to advance to districts Oct. 11 at Weatherwax Golf Course. “It wasn’t our best day,” Kepley said about sectionals. “But you don’t have to be perfect, you just have to do what you have to do to continue on to the next place.” On a day where the winds were swirling and the rough was long, two Bombers went out and shot 76 to finish third overall individually. “We won the sectional in 2010 and 2011 and our typical score was in the high 290s to 300,” Kepley said. “Whitewater was in fantastic condition and it was a challenging day with the wind and the scores reflected how difficult the course was playing. To shoot 76, especially on that day were very good.” Arcuri and freshman Kirran Magowan achieved the low scores for St. Xavier and finished the season
St. Xavier freshman Kirran Magowan watches his shot attempt during the Divison I boys sectional tournament at Miami Whitewater Oct. 3. Magowan led the Bombers on to the district tournament after shooting a 76 at Whitewater. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS with two of the top ninehole averages in the GCL. “(Arcuri) has been on varsity for three years and that is kind of unusual at St. X,” Kepley said. “You have to be in the upper echelon to do that. He had a stellar three years. He is remarkably consistent, he’s a competitor and a grinder on the course. He takes an average round and makes it a good round, and takes a good round and makes it a great round. Overall he is going to be in the top10 best golfers we’ve ever had a St. Xavier.” Magowan finished a top the GCL with a 36.71 average and continued the fantastic play he was used to as a youth. “I would take his scores up against anybody else in
the city,” his coach said. “He has been a very talented and successful junior golfer before he came to St. Xavier. He will be as good as he wants to be.” With a core group of five to six golfers and the majority of them being seniors, they provided a great example for the freshman. “I credit my captains Arcuri, Nick Paxson and Adam Schupp who welcomed (Magowan) with open arms,” Kepley said. “When he said he was coming here, passed the test and enrolled, our seniors were extremely welcoming and treated him as every bit of an equal instead of being a freshman, which doesn’t happen all the time.”
Boys water polo
» Sycamore out-dueled St. Xavier 11-7, Oct. 2. Jake Westerkamp scored three goals for the Bombers.
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man and Schmitz played on the same club team, which helped the duo improve their chemistry. “They worked out some kinks they hadn’t worked out last season,” Carlotta said. “They’ve had quite a few months of practice together.” Junior transfer student Megan Fulton has made an impact by adding versatility to the roster. Carlotta can leave her on the floor to set, as well as attack. “She’s been a huge help to us. She’s probably our best all-around player,” Carlotta said. With the postseason tournament set to begin Oct. 13, Carlotta said her team is excited to begin volleyball’s second season. The young Spartans also want to leave a legacy by adding “2012” to the volleyball banner hanging in the gymnasium. To reach the goal, the Spartans would have to win their sectional round. “These girls deserve it,” Carlotta said. “They put a lot of hard work into the season.”
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Let’s make NCH a school of character Great things are happening at North College Hill Elementary. There are so many improvements to the elementary school in North College Hill this year that they are almost too numerous to list: Smaller class sizes, a new dean of students, a focus on positive behavior intervention, mentoring programs, parenting classes, and a collaboration between faculty and parents to improve the school in key areas. Even with all of these improvements, there is one change that couldn’t have come at a better time – an emphasis on character education. With the community in crisis over recent youth violence, racial intolerance, and possible police scandal, many are wondering what can be done to teach students to be moral, ethical, and successful adults. The Character Committee at North College Hill Elementary is attempting to address the
widespread problem of disrespect prevalent in today’s youth by focusing on character education. The school’s new touchstone Colin is “You Have Thornton the Power to COMMUNITY PRESS Do the Right GUEST COLUMNIST Thing,” which imparts to the students that they are personally responsible for making the right decision, despite any adversity they face. The touchstone is a nice addition to the current school pledge, “Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe.” Every student is reminded daily of their expectations for appropriate behavior with the touchstone and the pledge. Every month, the students at North College Hill Elementary will focus on a different virtue
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of character, such as respect, gratitude, hard work and citizenship. Each week, parent volunteers will teach “life skills” classes in every classroom through the Winners Walk Tall program. The Winners Walk Tall lessons correspond with the monthly character trait and are practical advice for children on how to be moral, respectful leaders in their community.
Some voters seek more options Libertarian gets my vote. He went from handyman to self-made businessman developing a multi-million John Telintelo dollar conCOMMUNITY PRESS struction comGUEST COLUMNIST pany with more than 1,000 employees. As a two-term governor of New Mexico, he demonstrated leadership skills and vetoed wasteful spending 750 times. Libertarians are neither left nor right, advocating a high degree of both personal and economic freedom. They like free societies, free markets and a limited federal government. Johnson believes in economic freedom, fiscal responsibility and reducing regulations on small business. He supports lower taxes, because we can’t tax ourselves into economic recovery or continue our deficit spending. He opposes corporate welfare, tax
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Bill and Marlene Speelman of Greenhills were honored at the Winton Woods City Schools August board of education meeting with the district’s Community Spirit Award. The couple was recognized for the hospitality they’ve shown this year’s four Chinese teachers: Julia Ding, Viola Ji, Rose Yang and Liu Li. “The Speelmans have ‘adopted’ the teachers,” said Camille Nasbe, superintendent. “They’ve housed them, transported them if they are available to do so, entertained them, and taken them shopping and to different events.” The teachers said the Speelmans truly care for them and have given them an invaluable friendship. Marlene and Bill Speelman are pictured with board president Tim Cleary, center.
Besides Barack and Mitt, did you know you have other choices? Do you know anything about Jill Stein, the nominee of the Green Party? How about Virgil Goode, running for the Constitution Party? The media has done a very poor job of informing American voters on alternatives to the political duopoly that has dominated this country. Media as the watchdogs for democracy is an illusion. It’s up to informed citizens to learn about alternatives to the Republicans and Democrats. More and more Americans consider themselves independent rather than aligning with either of the two major parties. Independents want more choices, and third parties offer that. Now more than ever, third parties encounter various blocks in getting access on ballots, inclusion in the fall debates and adequate coverage by the media. Are you looking for another choice? Gary Johnson, former New Mexico governor and
Every month, the character committee will also be planning family activities, community service projects and characterbased events. In September, the students will be encouraged to pick up litter through an ongoing service project that will meet every week. All of the activities are planned by teachers and parents, and communicated through a monthly parent-
oriented newsletter. Our mission is to encourage and help parents teach and model good character at home, and for the students to process the character traits into virtuous behavior. It won’t be easy to modify behavior or change attitudes, but it’s important to have the fortitude to try to make a difference. We need your help. Volunteer your time, donate money to NCH Elementary PTA, or just set a good example for the kids by being good neighbors. With the help of the community, the work of the faculty, and the focus of the parents, we may just achieve our goal of making North College Hill Elementary a National School of Character.
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I am one of two judges who preside over Hamilton County Municipal Court’s Mental Health Court (MHC). Any judge, attorney or probation officer may refer a defendant charged with a misdemeanor to MHC at any time during the case: at pretrial, trial, sentencing, or even after the original judge has placed them on probation. Once someone is referred to MHC they are screened by the court psychiatric clinic to confirm that they have an eligible diagnosis. Next a public defender meets with the defendant to explain the program, and prosecutors also must agree to a case being placed into MHC. The program is optional, but if the defendant meets the criteria and wants to participate, he or she is assigned to one of the two MHC judges, pleads guilty to the charge, and the judge sentences the defendant to one year of intensive probation. The defendant meets the MHC team comprised of a specialized probation officer, the attorneys, the judge, and employees of Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health, an agency of care managers, counselors, doctors and nurses who provide “wrap around services” for these defendants, including referrals for drug and alcohol addiction, housing issues, or even help in organizing their days. The individualized programs offer classes ranging from behavior modification to art therapy. Each judge schedules her individuals about twice a month for status reports. Before court, the team meets in the judge’s chambers to update the judge on the progress or setbacks of each individual up for report that day. As the one in the black robe who has the power to put people in jail, I sometimes have
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the role of “the enforcer.” It is rare that anyone will go to jail while in the program, but they do have to be Heather accountable to Russell me. Often I get COMMUNITY PRESS to be the one GUEST COLUMNIST who offers praise and support for their efforts. This is a wonderful collaboration between the criminal justice system and the mental health system. For the year that these defendants are in our program we can get them stabilized in their mental and physical health and in their housing, and we can connect them to people and services that can help them maintain their stability. We are successful if we can keep our participants crime free for the year that they are in the program, and for one additional year beyond the program. Eighty-six percent of our program participants remain crime-free for the year in the program and for the year following successful termination from the program. This is a far higher success rate than the national statistics, and more importantly, after defendants finish the year’s program, they stay engaged with their service providers. This is a win-win situation: citizens are happy that crime is down, the defendants feel better physically and emotionally, and these people who really don’t belong in jail do not take up valuable jail space. MHC is funded in part through the Hamilton County Mental Health Board. Heather Russell is a candidate for Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas judge on the Nov. 6 ballot.
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012
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Finneytown alumni celebrate 50 years
Class of 1962 takes a look back; gives back to 2013 seniors
black car peeled into the parking lot of the Finneytown secondary campus. The car screeched to a halt and Tom Reiley rolled down his window. “I never got to do that when I was in high school,” he said with a smile and then drove away. The Finneytown High School class of 1962 celebrated its 50-year reunion during the school’s homecoming Aug. 28. Members of the first graduating class toured the school before dinner and the game. Walking toward the performing arts center, Reiley approached a group of students sitting near the school. “Attention students. In a couple of years you’re going to look like us,” he said and pointed to his former classmates. The group continued on the tour led by Finneytown Communications Coordinator Shawn Maus, many conversations beginning with, “Do you remember when?” In a hallway leading from the high school to the middle school, Dan Cecil piped up, “Do you remember the snow ball fight?” Cecil explained that a teacher who tried to stop a snow ball fight quickly became a target for dozens of snowballs. Throughout the tour and during dinner, the alumni exchanged many stories. “There were 84 in our graduating class and we all knew each other,” John Munsen said. Munsen said he married his fifthgrade sweetheart, Rosemary. “We were the first from our graduating class to get married,” she said “We’re celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary next year.” Kay McIlmoil said that seeing her classmates brought back many memories. “Even though we haven’t seen each other for 50 years, we still have that bond,” she said. Margaret Kawano said she was happy to come from her home in Canada to see her classmates and was amazed at how much time has passed. “My classmates are like second family. I can’t believe it’s been 50 years,” she said. “It’s truly like it was yesterday.” After reminiscing, the former students attended the Wildcats homecoming game against Mariemont High School and before kick-off the alumni presented scholarships to six seniors: Justin Anderson, Tori Buchheim, Caleb Burton, Bret Marshall, Bobbie Winters and Megan Zimmerer. Former quarterback for the Finneytown Wildcats, Wally Rice, helped organize the reunion and was instrumental in creating the Finneytown High School Class of 1962 scholarships. “The original plan was to raise enough money for one or maybe two scholarships but now we’re giving six,” he said. “They were all really good candidates.” Rice said that overall he was pleased with the turnout at the reunion and was happy to have played a part in bringing so many people together. “I enjoy seeing the others enjoy it,” he said. “That’s the reward.”
Molly Tallarico, left, and Martha Hinchey catch up over dinner at the Finneytown High School class of 1962 reunion. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Women from the Finneytown High School classes of 1963 and 1965 looked at a yearbook with former physics teacher Dan McNeal. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Dan Cecil wore his letterman jacket to his 50 year Finneytown High School reunion. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Susan Warm and reunion organizer Wally Rice enjoyed catching up at the Finneytown High School class of 1962 reunion. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS The Finneytown High School class of 1962 awarded scholarships to six seniors at homecoming Friday, Aug. 28. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
The Finneytown High School class of 1962 awarded scholarships to six seniors during homecoming Friday, Aug. 29. Receiving awards were, from left, Megan Zimmerer, Bret Marshall, Justin Anderson, Caleb Burton, Bobbie Winters and Tori Buchheim. MONICA BOYLSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Halloween Nights returns to Parky's Farm, 10037 Daly Road, 6-10 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, Oct. 4 through Oct. 28. The family-friendly event is $6 per person, free for children 23 months and younger. Purchase tickets at www.greatparks.org and receive $1off admission and access to the online ticket entrance. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle is required to enter the park. For more information, visit www.greatparks.org or call 521-7275. PROVIDED.
THURSDAY, OCT. 11
Art & Craft Classes
Make a Card Class, 7-9 p.m., Pleasant Run Preschool, 10461 Pippin Road, Make a stack of embellished cards. All supplies provided except adhesive. Register by calling 515-9191 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. $12. Registration required. Presented by Ink-AHoots. 825-1220. Colerain Township. Teen Photo Contest Tips Program, 4 p.m., North Central Branch Library, 11109 Hamilton Ave., Professional instructors guide teens to think outside of the box. Ages 12-18. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6068; teenspace.cincinnatilibrary.org. Colerain Township.
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.
Benefits Evening for Life Gala, 5:30 p.m., Kolping Center, 10235 Mill Road, Reception 5:30 p.m. and dinner 6:30 p.m. Melissa Ohden and James Condit Sr. will speak. Brian Patrick, host , Sacred Heart Radio/EWTN, will be the emcee. Archdiocese of Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis Schnurr will present invocation. Benefits Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. $45, $30 students. Reservations required. Presented by Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. 728-7870; www.cincinnatirighttolife.org. Springfield Township.
Community Dance 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 Square Dance Lessons, 7:309:30 p.m., Forest Park Activity Center, 651 W. Sharon Road, Low-impact activity to improve your mind, body and spirit. Ages 9 and up. $5. Presented by Happy Time Squares. 232-1303. Forest Park. Flamenco Dance Class, 4:455:30 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Learn Spanish flamenco, style of dancing that uses handclapping and stamping of feet. $42 per month. Registration required. 521-8462; www.cincinnatidance.com. Springfield Township.
Exercise Classes Zumba Fitness Classes, 7:15 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Greg Insco, instructor. $5. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township.
Holiday - Halloween Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, See tens of thousands of lights, displays and the Hardly Haunted House, take a wagon ride through the Spooky Hollow Ghost Town, and enjoy Creepy Campfires and other live entertainment. $6, free children 23 months and younger; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org.
Shopping Pumpkin Sale, Noon-7 p.m., Northern Hills United Methodist Church, 6700 Winton Road, Pumpkins of all sizes grown by the Navajo reservation in New Mexico. Priced according to size. Through Oct. 31. Benefits Navajo reservation and church missions. 542-4010. Finneytown.
Support Groups Caregiver Support Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Triple Creek Retirement Community, 11230 Pippin Road, Dunlap Station. Open to anyone who feels they would benefit from this type of support. Free. 851-0601. Colerain Township.
FRIDAY, OCT. 12 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; www.lewfm.org. Cheviot. Colerain Township Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Fresh, local produce. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township.
Holiday - Halloween Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, $6, free children 23 months and younger; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. Pumpkin Patch Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Registration required at www.greatparks.org by Wednesday prior to program date., Parky’s Farm, 10037 Daly Road, Hop on a hay ride to pick the perfect pumpkin, try squashy experiments and corny games, or play in the Playbarn. For ages 2-8. $7 children, $3 adults. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield 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.
Shopping Pumpkin Sale, Noon-7 p.m., Northern Hills United Methodist Church, 542-4010. Finneytown.
Support Groups Five Love Languages and a
Date with Your Spouse, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Appetizers and desserts provided. Explore how couples can strengthen their relationships by understanding how to show love in the most meaningful way. Free. Registration required. 931-5777; tinyurl.com/familylifecenter. Finneytown.
SATURDAY, OCT. 13 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; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. 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; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Colerain Township.
Community Dance Skirts and Shirts Square Dance Club, 7:30-10 p.m., John Wesley United Methodist Church, 1927 W. Kemper Road, Western Style Square Dance Club for experienced square and round dancers. Plus level squares and up to phase III round dancing. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427; www.sonksdf.com. Springfield Township.
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SUNDAY, OCT. 14 Civic Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Kuliga Park, Free. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Green Township. Yard Trimmings Drop-off, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Free. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. 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; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights.
Holiday - Halloween Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, $6, free children 23 months and younger; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.
Lectures German American Heritage Month Lecture Series, 2-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road, “Cincinnati in the Civil War,” presented by Robert Wimberg, Cincinnati historian. Free. Presented by German-American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati. 574-1741; www.gacl.org. Green Township.
Holiday - Halloween
Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, $6, free children 23 months and younger; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township. Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., College Hill Recreation Area at Town Hall Park, 5660 Belmont Ave., Fall-themed guided activities and games for children, pony rides, petting zoo, farmers’ market and craft fair. Entertainment, storytelling and festival foods. $2-$5 per child. Presented by College Hill Gardeners. 681-1326; firstname.lastname@example.org. College Hill.
Pumpkin Sale, Noon-7 p.m., Northern Hills United Methodist Church, 542-4010. Finneytown.
MONDAY, OCT. 15 Exercise Classes
for coming winter. With White Oak Garden Center. Free. Presented by White Oak Garden Center. 385-3313; www.whiteoakgardencenter.com. Monfort Heights.
Music - Blues Blues Jam, 8:30 p.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., With Tri-state blues artists. Free. 825-9958. Springfield Township.
Seminars Job Search Seminar, 1:30-3 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Weekly speakers advise job seekers on how to conduct an effective job search. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown.
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.
Shopping Pumpkin Sale, Noon-7 p.m., Northern Hills United Methodist Church, 542-4010. Finneytown.
Support Groups Crohn’s & Colitis Support, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, For those with Crohn’s Diseases, colitis, IBS and their family members. Includes presentations and discussion. Free baby-sitting with advance notice. Family friendly. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. Guided Meditations on Forgiveness, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Gentle process to help you through situations where hurt or bad feelings were never resolved. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 931-5777. Finneytown. Coping with Depression, 7-8:30 p.m., Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, Educational, non-therapy group, with a holistic approach to managing and reducing the impact of depression. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 931-5777; www.northminsterchurch.net. Finneytown.
Karaoke with Uncle Don, 9:30 p.m., Poor Michael’s, 11938 Hamilton Ave., Free. 825-9958. Springfield 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; www.debsfitnessparty.com. Green Township. Strengthening, Flexibility and Core Class, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Enter at rear of building. Enhance flexibility and strengthen all major muscle groups and core using bands, balls and weights. $7. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights.
TUESDAY, OCT. 16
Music - Concerts
Holiday - Halloween
Art & Craft Classes
Sara Watkins, 7:30-10 p.m., St. Xavier High School, 600 W. North Bend Road, Best know as fiddle player/vocalist for multiGrammy award winning group Nickel Creek. $30. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society. 484-0157; www.gcparts.org. Finneytown.
Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, $6, free children 23 months and younger; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.
Art Access, 6-8 p.m., Colerain Township Community Center, 4300 Springdale Road, Artists and students 18 and up use center’s Art Room to work on smaller pieces of glass fusing, stained glass, pottery and more. Students bring supplies. Ages 18 and up. $7. 741-8802; www.coleraintwp.org. Colerain Township.
Karaoke and Open Mic
Shopping Pumpkin Sale, Noon-7 p.m., Northern Hills United Methodist
Home & Garden Gardening Seminar: Diggin In, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road, Preparing perennials, shrubs and newly planted trees
Continentals Round Dance Club, 2:30-4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Ave., Phase III-V level round dance club. $6. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Mount Healthy.
Dance Classes Adult Dance Fitness Class, 9:15-10 a.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Various dance styles incorporated. Family friendly. $126 for 10 weeks. Registration required. 521-8462; www.cincinnatidance.com. Springfield Township.
Exercise Classes Pilates Mat Class, 11 a.m., Guenthner Physical Therapy, 5557 Cheviot Road, Taught by Judy Feazell. $15 drop-in; $120 for 10 classes. 923-1700; www.guenthnerpt.com. Monfort Heights. Tai Chi Fitness for Adults, 6-6:45 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Slow, fluid movements build strength and stretch muscles while the mind focuses on the movement. This type of meditation in motion can reduce stress, improve mood and promote better sleep. Ages 18 and up. $126 for 10-week session. Registration required. 521-8462; www.cincinnatidance.com. Springfield Township. Natural Facelift, 6:45-7:30 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Learn specific toning exercises for the facial muscles to help delay and reverse sagging cheeks, drooping eyes and double chins. Class will also include self-massage techniques. Ages 18 and up. $108 for 10week session. Registration required. 521-8462. Springfield Township. Gentle Fitness, 7:15-8 p.m., Cincinnati Dance and Movement Center, 880 Compton Road, Gentle exercises to help you tone and stretch your muscles, improve balance and become more aware of postural habits. All ability levels welcome. Bring yoga mat. Ages 18 and up. $126 for 10-week session. Registration required. 521-8462; www.cincinnatidance.com. Springfield Township.
Holiday - Halloween Halloween Nights, 6-10 p.m., Parky’s Farm, $6, free children 23 months and younger; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Springfield Township.
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. Euchre, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road, Open game. For seniors. 385-3780. Green Township.
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I was a presenter at the Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, Penn. A highlight for me was meeting one of my mentors, Rosemary Gladstar. Rosemary is an herbalist who has made a career of healing people naturally. And I was not surprised to find her accessible and willing to talk to everyone about their concerns. My topic was my family’s favorite anti-aging herbs and foods with Biblical/ancient roots. I knew it was a good one and Rita was happy Heikenfeld to see RITA’S KITCHEN standing room only with 200-plus people attending my session. It makes sense. When you think of your favorite recipes, particularly the ones that have a healthy twist to them, don’t they always have a history? One recipe I use when anyone gets the sniffles is ginger tea. It’s kept many a cold and flu at bay.
Rita’s “get well” ginger tea
Gingerroot is a natural head clearer and calms the tummy and helps with arthritis, as well. It also reduces clotting in blood. Red pepper clears the head and helps chest congestion. Lemon provides vitamin C. The honey? Well, that will give you a quick energy boost. Now if you’re giving this to the little ones, you might leave out the pepper. Put a generous tablespoon of unpeeled, smashed or grated, fresh
puree 13.5 oz. can light coconut milk (shaken) 4 cups chicken broth Kosher salt Pepper
Rita’s pumpkin soup is a good treat for the fall. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD
ginger in teapot and pour a couple cups of boiling water over. Let steep 5 minutes. Strain and add honey and lemon juice to taste and a pinch of cayenne.
Tip from Rita’s kitchen: Ginger wells.
Dairy free, sugar free country style coleslaw I’ll usually add a bit more Splenda and vinegar. For Mitch, who was recently diagnosed with diabetes. “I love coleslaw and will need to make it at home.” This is good for those with dairy challenges, too. ¾ cup fat-free mayonnaise 2 tablespoons Splenda or favorite 2 tablespoons cider vinegar ½ teaspoon mustard 1 ⁄8 teaspoon celery seed 3-4 cups shredded cabbage ¾ cup shredded carrots ¼ cup diced bell pepper 2 tablespoons chopped
Mix mayo, Splenda, vinegar, mustard and celery seed. Add everything else. Stir, cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Stir before serving. 32 cal, 0 fat, 1 g Pr, 7g Ca, 198 mg So, 24 mg CL, 2 g Fi; carb choices: 1/2
Giovanna’s easy pumpkin soup
You may know her as Joanne Trimpe, author of Holy Chow cookbook. I know her as Giovanna and when she made this soup on Fox 19, I just had to get the recipe to share with you. This is a nice, warming soup for fall. If you have fresh jalapenos, sub one of those in for the canned. Check out Givoanna’s site: www.holychowcookbook.com. ¼ cup of canola oil 1 large onion (chopped) 2 teaspoons fresh ginger 3 garlic cloves (minced) 1 small can finely chopped jalapenos Zest of one or two limes 2 cans, 15 oz. ea, pumpkin
In a soup pan, warm oil over medium-low heat. Saute onion and ginger until soft, about 5 to 8 minutes. Add garlic and jalapeno. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring often. Stir in lime zest, pumpkin, coconut milk and broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring often. Season to taste with kosher salt and pepper. Remove from heat, let cook slightly, puree in a food processor or with a potato masher.
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Gotta get goetta. Each year I have a column devoted to goetta and I’ve got some tried and true recipes. I’d like to include your recipe, as well. Feel free to share!
Tips from readers’ kitchens: roasted tomatoes The roasted tomatoes were a huge hit. Lots of comments, including this from Debra S: “I just wanted to add that I have been squeezing out the “jelly” and juice, roasting with the skins on and putting them through my food mill to remove those skins and seeds. The results are decadent!” Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at email@example.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.
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Cruising is a $30 billion business attracting both people young and old alike. In fact, it’s the fastest growing segment of the travel industry. When you book a cruise it’s important to buy travel insurance, but be careful not all travel insurance is alike. Gene Trifilio and his wife Jeanie booked a Mediterranean cruise through a travel agent in Florida. At the time they also decided to buy trip insurance through the cruise line. Trifilio says, “The reason we got the insurance was because of our ages. I was 80 at the time and she was 77, and we just thought at our age something may happen and we’d get our money back.” Well, something did happen – Jeanie had to have a hip replacement and that prompted them to cancel the cruise. “We couldn’t go on a trip because she could hardly walk. It came on all of a sudden,” Trifilio says. They tried to get their cruise money back since they had bought trip cancellation insurance but were told they couldn’t get it all. “So, consequently, we’re out about a thousand dollars. They gave me my money back but they didn’t give hers back,” Trifilio says. The cruise line wouldn’t refund the money because it considered the hip problem to have been a pre-existing condition. Trifilio sent a letter from her doctor trying to show otherwise, but that didn’t help. “I have sent them letters. I sent them all the information from the doctor and still they won’t discuss it,” Trifilio
says. The problem is the type of insurance Trifilio bought. The cruise line only Howard offered Ain them a HEY HOWARD! partial credit toward a future cruise. This is because pre-existing medical conditions were not a valid reason for the cancellation. However, if you buy trip insurance from an outside company like Travelex, Travel Guard or CSA, you can get much more comprehensive coverage. In addition, if you buy the insurance at the same time you book your cruise you don’t have to worry about having to cancel due to a pre-existing condition. Some of these policies even allow you to cancel for any reason. Whenever you leave the country you really need a lot of insurance coverage should something go wrong. For instance, if you become seriously ill and need to be taken from the ship to a hospital the insurance will pay for emergency medical evacuation. These policies also provide tens of thousands of dollars in medical insurance. Bottom line, many of these policies are more expensive than cruise line insurance, but they also provide much needed protection. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.
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Woodcarvers show off their cuts FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 8580 Cheviot Rd., Colerain Twp 741-7017 www.ourfbc.com Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor 9:30am Sunday School (all ages) Sunday Morning Service 10:30am Sunday Evening Service 6:30pm Wedn. Service/Awana 7:00pm RUI Addiction Recovery (Fri.) 7:00pm Active Youth, College, Senior Groups Exciting Music Dept, Deaf Ministry, Nursery
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Sunday School - 10:00 am Sunday Morning - 11:00 am Sunday Evening - 6:00 pm Wednesday - 7:00 pm Evening Prayer and Bible Study VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL June 25 through June 29 Ages 3 to 15 Theme: Amazing Adventures Wyoming Baptist Church
(A Church For All Seasons) Burns and Waverly Avenues Cincinnati OH 45215 821.8430
Steve Cummins, Senior Pastor Sunday School..............................9:00 am Coffee & Fellowship...................10:00 am Praise & Worship........................10:30 am www.wyomingbc.homestead.com Visitors Welcome!
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 Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 email@example.com www.christchurchglendale.org The Reverend Roger L Foote 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-12
5921 Springdale Rd
At CHURCH BY THE WOODS
Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS Rev. Richard Davenport, Pastor Worship & Sunday School 10:30 a.m, Bible Study 9:15 a.m. Sundays
Classic Service and Hymnbook
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR
8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org "A Letter from Christ: A Letter of Compassion" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided
Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor
Monfort Heights United Methodist Church
3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend New Pastor - Rev. Dean Penrod Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:45am
Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www. mhumc.org Spiritual Checkpoint ... Stop In For An Evaluation!
Mt Healthy United Methodist Church
Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 513-931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Gathering: Bible & Conversation 11:30 - 12:30 Nursery Available Handicap Access "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".
Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Mark Reuter Sunday School 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available www.cpopumc.org “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”
Sharonville United Methodist
8:15 & 11amTraditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Adult & Children’s Sunday School 7:00pm Wednesday, Small Groups for all ages Infant care available for all services
3751 Creek Rd.
NON-DENOMINATIONAL HIGHVIEW CHRISTIAN CHURCH “Life on Purpose in Community” 2651 Adams Rd. (near Pippin) Worship Assembly-Sunday 10:45am Phone 825-9553 www.highviewchristianchurch.com
Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)
EVANGELICAL COMMUNITY CHURCH
1553 Kinney Ave, Mt. Healthy
Pastor Todd A. Cutter
Northminster Presbyterian Church 703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243 Growing Faith, Sharing Hope, Showing Love Sunday Worship Schedule Traditional Services: 8:00 & 10:15am Contemporary Services: 9:00 & 11:30am Student Cafe: 10:15am Childcare Available Jeff Hosmer, Rich Jones & Nancy Ross- Zimmerman - Pastors
Exhibitors will be on hand from several neighboring states for the upcoming Cincinnati Carvers Guild Woodcarving Show on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14. Taitzer Wang, the show chairman, said the new location at the Woodlawn Community Center/Ohio National Guard will provide more space for exhibits and more parking for guests. “It’s just better facilities,” Wang said. The Wyoming resident has been part of the carvers guild for 10 years and specializes in portrait carvings. This is his first year as chairman of the Woodcarving Show. Wang said the show is good place for beginning carvers. There will be seminars held on both days of the show at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. for anyone interested in learning more about woodcarving. More than 40 carvers from Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Tennessee and Florida will be on hand for the show. Ed Gallenstein of Madeira has been part of the woodcarving show since its inception over 40 years ago. He took up carving in the 1930s and would carve mostly animals and carica-
Taitzer Wang in his workshop in Springfield Township, getting ready for the Cincinnati Carvers Guild Woodcarving Show on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14. THANKS TO AMANDA HOPKINS tures. Gallenstein, now 90 years old, says most of his time is consumed by Chip Chats Magazine, of which he has been editor since the late 1960s. The magazine is published internationally. When it was first published in the 1950s, Gallenstein said there were only 100 subscribers. Now there are more than 37,000 worldwide. Gallenstein will be on hand at the Woodcarving Show with a display of carvings from other artists and information for anyone interested in subscriptions to the magazine. Don Hogue of Mount Washington, a 35-year member of the Cincinnati Carvers Guild, will have
some of his work on display at the show. He specializes in duck decoys, birds and other animals. Hogue also teaches classes at the Anderson Senior Center every Wednesday morning. Hogue and other members of the Carvers Guild will be on display all weekend at the Woodcarving Show. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.13 and from11a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. It is located at the Woodlawn Community Center/ Ohio National Guard at 10050 Woodlawn Blvd. Admission is $5 and children under 12 are admitted free. Two vendors will have carving wood and supplies for sale.
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Club hikes the trails of Mt. Airy By Connie Ruhe email@example.com
Looking for like-minded people who enjoy nature and want to get a good workout at the same time, Pegge BurkleySchneider, owner of Backstreet Studio Salon in Cheviot, began asking clients if they were interested in a different kind of exercise. That was six years ago. Burkley-Schneider’s group has since expanded to become the Cincinnati
Parks Hiking Club, and its members hoof it along Mount Airy Forest’s trails up to three times a week. “Some weeks there are just a handful of people, and sometimes it’s a whole group,” said Madeline Korb, another organizer who is responsible for communicating to the club’s 400-person email list. Hikers meet at Everybody’s Treehouse, the wheelchair-accessible structure located at Trail Ridge and Oak Ridge roads in the forest.
They split up by fitness level, then take on one or more of the park’s 12 trails. Most walks are about a mile long, with the Stone Steps providing the most-challenging exercise for those who are interested. Saturday and Sunday hikes begin at 8 a.m. From March to November, the group walks on Wednesday at 5 p.m. Beginning Nov. 7, the time shifts to 4:30 p.m. to take advantage of remaining daylight.
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SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO RESOLUTION NUMBER 91-2012 Summary of Resolution Creating the Springfield Township Arts and Enrichment Council The Board of Trustees of Springfield Township has adopted Resolution Number 912012 which creates a public charity named the Springfield Township Arts and Enrichment Council. The following statement is Complete a summary of the Resolution. copies of the Resolution may be obtained or viewed at the Office of the Fiscal Officer, Springfield Township Administration Building, 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays and the Resolution is available on the Springfield Township website, www.Springfieldtwp.org. Resolution No. 91-2012 creates a public charity named the Springfield Township Arts and Enrichment Council and adopts By-Laws for the organization. The Resolution also authorizes the filing of Articles of Incorporation and an application for 501(c)(3) tax exemption status with the Internal Revenue Service. The Resolution authorizes the expenditure of approved and/or appropriated funds and the utilization of Township resources, personnel, and facilities to support the mission of the public charity. The Resolution consists of the following Sections: Springfield The of Section 1 Creation Township Arts And Enrichment Council Section 2 Filing of Articles of Incorporation with the State of Ohio Section 3 Adoption of By-Laws for The Arts Township Springfield And Enrichment Council Section 4 Filing of 501(C)(3) Application with the Internal Revenue Serv ice Section 5 Filing of Registration with the Ohio Attorney General Section 6 Filing of other Applications and/or Registrations Section 7 Selection and Appointment of Arts And Springfield Township Enrichment Council Officers Section 8 Direct and Indirect Township Funding for The Spring field Township Arts And Enrich ment Council Section 9 Compliance with Law Section 10 Compliance with Reading Requirements 9276
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POLICE REPORTS falsification, 5107 Colerain Ave., Sept. 27. Edward Watson, born 1983, falsification, 5386 Bahama Terrace, Sept. 28. Eugene Coston, born 1979, felonious assault, 1100 Groesbeck Road, Sept. 29. Sean Burnham, born 1971, criminal damaging or endangering, 2564 Kipling Ave., Sept. 29.
Arrests/citations Mark F. Shafer, born 1966, after hours in park, 4800 Trail Ridge Road, Sept. 19. Essence Jones, born 1993, possession of an open flask, 6425 Daly Road, Sept. 20. Vanita Cogar, born 1958, selling liquor to a minor, 5900 Hamilton Ave., Sept. 21. Rosa English, born 1977, disorderly conduct, 1053 Grayview Court, Sept. 23. Andre Smith, born 1981, possession of drugs, 5065 Hawaiian Terrace, Sept. 24. Lavell Howard, born 1993, misdemeanor drug possession, drug abuse, 5571 Colerain Ave., Sept. 24. Markus Williams, born 1989, burglary, 5435 Lanius Lane, Sept. 26. Maurice Jones, born 1986,
Incidents/reports Aggravated burglary 4938 Hawaiian Terrace, Sept. 27. Aggravated robbery 1910 Savannah Way, Sept. 23. 919 W. North Bend Road, Sept. 25. Assault 6093 Lantana Ave., Sept. 21. 5465 Kirby Ave., Sept. 23. Breaking and entering 6327 Savannah Ave., Sept. 24. 5742 Wintrop Ave., Sept. 25.
6473 Devonwood Drive, Sept. 25. 5488 Bahama Terrace, Sept. 27. Burglary 1722 Larch Ave., Sept. 22. 4909 Hawaiian Terrace, Sept. 22. 5044 Hawaiian Terrace, Sept. 22. 6514 Loiswood Drive, Sept. 24. 4938 Hawaiian Terrace, Sept. 24. 5107 Hawaiian Terrace, Sept. 24. 2355 Whitewood Lane, Sept. 25. 4921 Hawaiian Terrace, Sept. 26. 5070 Hawaiian Terrace, Sept. 27. 5617 Kirby Ave., Sept. 27. Criminal damaging/endangering 5107 Hawaiian Terrace, Sept. 24. Domestic violence Reported on Flanigan Court, Sept. 21. Reported on Bahama Terrace, Sept. 23. Felonious assault 5945 Kenneth Ave., Sept. 27. Murder 5297 Eastknoll Court, Sept. 22.
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BRIEFLY The Forest Park Women’s Club will host J.T. Townsend (Jeff Tesch) to speak about Cincinnati’s most notorious unsolved murders of the 20th century. He’ll join the meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Forest Park Senior Center, on Winton Road. Townsend’s book “Queen City Gothic” will be sold during the meeting.
The Forest Park Women’s Club will have its annual craft show and bazaar 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Winton Woods High School, 1231 W. Kemper Road. There will be about 80 vendors, a bake sale and lunch for purchase. There also is a raffle for $500. For more information call 588-4920 or go to www.forestparkwomensclub.org.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation of Missoula, Mont., in conjunction with the MiamiWhitewater Chapter present Shooting Access for Everyone. The SAFE program is designed to give young people and shooting novices a positive safe rifle shooting experience. The free program will be on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Bevis Isaac Walton League, 3504 Bevis Lane. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and everyone must be registered by 10 a.m. to participate. The event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes lunch. The program covers safe rifle handling, shooting, fishing, conservation class. There will also be corn hole. Call Pickins Window Service at 513-931-4432 to preregister.
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The Forest Park Fire Department is sponsoring a combination Touch a Fire Truck and Zumba event. The fire station at the Forest Park Municipal Building, 1201 W. Kemper Road is open to visitors from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. The fire trucks and equipment will be on display. From 12:30 to 1:30, army personnel and FitWorks will present Zumba in the fire bay.
A new session of yoga classes will be offered from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Forest Park Senior Center, 11555 Winton Road. The session starts Tuesday, Oct. 16. The first 2 class are free to new students. For information, call 513-595-5252.
“Fracking Is Changing Our Future” will be presented by Michael Miller, professor emeritus, University of Cincinnati, will be 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Evergreen Retirement Community Center at 230 W. Galbraith Road It is sponsored by the Regional Engineers & Scientists of Cincinnati. The talk is free and will be followed by an open discussion of both the commercial benefits and the environmental impact of hydraulic fracture oil drilling here in Ohio. It is estimated that there will be 200 fracking wells in Ohio by the end of this year, and that could expand to 2000 by 2014. Ohio shale could be
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Greenhills picking up leaves for residents The annual Greenhills leaf collection service is under way. The village service department collects leaves from the right of way through Dec. 5. The pickups are Monday through Thursday through Nov. 15. Then the schedule drops to Monday through Wednesday from Nov. 19 through Dec. 5. No leaves will be picked up after Dec. 5. The program is for loose leaves only. Residents are asked to rake the leaves onto the planting strip in large rows or piles within three feet of the
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Grammy-winning singer at St. Xavier The Greater Cincinnati performing Arts Society will present multi-Grammy winner and former member of Nickel Creek, Sara Watkins to the St. Xavier Performance Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. She will be joined by singer/songwriter Jason Wilber who is the lead guitarist for the legendary John Prine. Watkins first gained recognition as a founding member of the Grammy Award–winning, platinum-selling trio Nickel Creek. Watkins has guest-starred as fiddler and/or harmony vocalist on albums by Béla Fleck, the Chieftains, Ray LaMontagne, Ben Lee, Dan Wilson, Richard Thompson, and Alex Woodward, among others. Watkins and
Watkins her brother Sean continue an informal residency called the Watkins Family Hour at the L.A. club Largo, which often includes surprise cameos from friends and colleagues. Watkins has spent most of the summer touring with Jackson Browne and appeared with Browne at his
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