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Tiffany to perform at Rusty Ball The Spirit of Cincinnatus, in partnership with The Rusty Griswolds and Foundation Sponsors Graeter’s, Montgomery Inn Barbecue Sauce and TriHealth, announce that ‘80s pop sensation Tiffany will perform at the sixth annual Rusty Ball. Tickets are on sale at “We’re beyond excited to share the stage with such a terrific singing sensation like Tiffany,” said Steve Frisch, founder of The Spirit of Cincinna-

tus and Chair of The Rusty Ball. “She truly represents all of the happiness and fun we try to put into our music performances. How cool will it be to have an actual ‘80s pop star signing her own hits at The Rusty Ball? It’ll just add even more to an already incredible evening.” At The Rusty Ball, Tiffany will perform a couple of her top hits and will participate in a VIP meet and greet before The Rusty Ball for VIP guests only.

Here is the ticket breakdown: » General admission 1 ($75) – 8 p.m. general admission to The Rusty Ball, four drink tickets (beer, wine, soft drinks, water), $85 room rate at the Millennium Hotel. » General admission 2 ($85) – 8 p.m. general admission to The Rusty Ball, four drink tickets (liquor, beer, wine, soft drinks, water), $85 room rate at the Millennium Hotel. » VIP table ($1,750) – 10 VIP tickets, with reserved

table in VIP/main event; VIP pre-party 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; meet and greet with Tiffany from 6:30 7:30 p.m.; name on web site at; enjoy dedicated table-side service in a secured VIP area; six-drink tickets per VIP guest and light appetizers provided by Montgomery Inn BBQ Sauce and Graeter’s; corporate identification on reserved tables; nominate participating beneficiary to be entered into drawing for

$5,000 award (nomination will occur following beneficiary sign-up deadline) or a portion of the proceeds will benefit the selected beneficiary. Individual VIP seat tickets may be available for $175. A record-breaking 161 beneficiary groups have signed up to take part in the sixth annual event. Those groups represent a cross-section of charities in our community and helps ensure that even more people in the Tris-

tate will be supported by the generous attendees and backers of The Rusty Ball. Last year, The Rusty Ball raised $482,000, with $135,995 coming from auctions, raffles, and merchandise sales, and $45 benefit paid per ticket to the beneficiaries. In five years, The Rusty Ball has raised more than $1.4 million. The sixth annual Rusty Ball will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Nov. 9, inside the Duke Energy Convention Center.

portunities to engage in sports, physical activities, fitness or nutritionrelated programs. Prior to moving to Cincinnati, Stewart taught dance lessons to children in inner-city Toledo. She provided more than 16 classes per week through the YMCA of Greater Toledo as well as provided free lessons to children throughout several area churches. Children were taught ballet, pointe’, tap, hip hop, praise dance and cheerleading and had the opportunity to showcase their newfound skills each year during a winter recital.

in Mount Healthy, is one of three finalists in the Rodgers National Classical Organ Performance Competition. Phelps performed in part of a finalist’s recital Oct. 4 in Hillsboro, OR. In preparation for this event, he played a recital with Blake Callahan at the Cathedral of St. Peter-InChains Sept. 29. Phelps’ premiere recording of Dan Locklair’s “Trumpet of Light” will be broadcast internationally on the NPR program “PipeDreams.” The piece was composed for Phelps in 2012 and commissioned to commemorate the installation of a new organ console at the Reformed Church of Bronxville. The recording was made live as part of the dedication recital, which was performed by Phelps. His website is

NEWSMAKERS Forest Park man on museum committee

Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich has reappointed Forest Park resident Wade E. Lacey Sr. of Forest Park to the National Museum of Afro-American History and Culture Planning Committee for a term beginning Aug. 12 and ending Jan. 31, 2017.

NCH woman honored for work with abused children

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children honored North College Hill resident Erna Olafson, associate professor, clinical psychiatry, with the Outstanding Professional Award for her careerlong contributions to the field of child maltreatment and her support of

APSAC’s goals during its annual conference in June. Olafson has worked in the area of childhood trauma and maltreatment since the late 1980s. Olafson joined Cincinnati Children’s in 1994 and initially collaborated with Dr. David Corwin to develop a rigorous forensic interviewing training course, which she directed from 1999 to 2011. The course provided education in effective interviewing of alleged child victims and witnesses. More than 2,000 child maltreatment investigators from 25 states and five countries received this training during Olafson’s involvement. Olafson has worked to foster collaboration between the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the National Council of Juvenile and

Family Court Judges to heighten awareness of post-traumatic reactions in traumatized children and implement both system-wide responses and specific therapies to address these post-traumatic symptoms and behaviors in youth. She is one of only 50 approved national trainers for trauma focused cognitive behavioral-therapy, and she also directs trainings for an adolescent-focused trauma treatment, Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents. From 2009 to 2012, Olafson directed a program that piloted this adolescent trauma treatment in16 juvenile justice facilities in six states. Olafson serves as codirector of a new federally funded National Child Traumatic Stress Network grant to continue implementation of

TGCTA to high risk youth and will work with Barbara Boat, director, The Childhood Trust, and others to train 12 additional juvenile justice facilities and community programs from five states in early August.

Stewart honored with President’s Council Award

The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition has selected Kimberley Stewart to receive a 2013 PCFSN Community Leadership Award. Stewart is the owner and artistic director of Arabesque Dance Academy in North College Hill. The award is given annually to individuals or organizations who improve the lives of others within their community by providing or enhancing op-

Assumption music director finalist in national organ competition

Matthew Phelps, director of concert choir at church of the Assumption

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