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Muck out a stall; take home a pig By Jeanne Houck

Half a pig, one lamb, 18 chickens and 30 dozen eggs. That’s what members of a meat share program at Turner Farm can earn by working 60 hours at the non-profit organic enterprise in Indian Hill that uses horses to plow fields. Members of a similar program for vegetables can take home $1,000-worth of produce — and some flowers – by working 44 hours on the farm at 7400 Given Road and paying $500. Mary Joseph of Madeira, youth educator at Turner Farm, said farm representatives would love to attract participants from as far away as Northern Kentucky.

If anyone can’t afford the vegetable program’s $500 fee, they can work an additional 63 hours instead. Megan Gambrill of Milford, who is crop and harvest manager at Turner Farm, said some members of the so-called “community- supported agriculture” programs want to lessen their grocery bills in tough economic times. Others want to get their hands — and their children’s hands – dirty, she said. “It’s a way for people to feel more connected to the food that we’re growing and to understand the work that goes into growing the food that we eat,” Gambrill said. See FARM, Page A2

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Turner Farm staffers (from left) Megan Gambrill of Milford, Melinda O'Briant of Blue Ash and Mary Joseph of Madeira at work in a tented lettuce garden.JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


Auditorium, field improvements planned By Forrest Sellers

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The Indian Hill Exempted Village School District is considering renovations to the auditorium and field improvements at the high school for the 2014-2015 school year. Superintendent Mark Miles presented a list of capital improvement projects during the Jan.14 Board of Education meeting. During the meeting the school board conducted a first reading of a plan for repairs and maintenance of its facilities. A first reading is the initial presentation of legislation before the school board takes a vote. The board is expected to vote on the capital plan, which details building repairs and other maintenance needs, at its next meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the

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high school multipurpose room, 6865 Drake Road. Miles said specific projects are determined based on information gathered from visits to the buildings and discussions with staff and school board members. Projects under consideration include the installation of synthetic turf at the upper level baseball and softball fields at the high school and the installation of bleachers. As part of the proposed plan, the fields would be relocated but remain on the up-

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bles in 1997. The farm also has an unrelated volunteer program in which workers get $5-worth of produce for every hour volunteered. For $50, people can sign up for a flower share that allows them to take home 10 flower bouquets at 25 stems per bouquet. They can reduce that fee by working in the flower gardens. But you don’t have to participate in a program

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To that end, members of the vegetable program plant, mulch, weed and harvest produce. Meat share members feed animals, check on the animals’ health, collect eggs and clean up as needed. Turner Farm launched the programs in phases, beginning with vegeta-

to buy pork, lamb, chicken, eggs, vegetables and flowers in season at the Turner Farm store, which is open year-round. Available now is veal, ground beef, cabbage, potatoes, squash, parsnips and carrots. Store hours are 8:30 a.m. until dark on Mondays through Saturdays. The store is closed Sundays and there are no vegetable sales on Thursdays, when Turner Farm operates a booth at the

Madeira Farmers Market. The farmers market is held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church at 8000 Miami Ave. during the winter and from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Miami and Daw-

son avenues in Madeira from May to October. For more information about Turner Farm, which also hosts educational programs, visit, call 561-7400 or email turnerfarm


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per level. Improvements to the high school auditorium are also a part of the plan. The theater will be expanded 5,000 square feet. Other items include replacing furniture at the primary, elementary and high schools and replacing fitness center equipment at the middle school. The capital plan includes buying one additional school bus and making roof repairs at several of the buildings. A number of other items are also part of the capital plan for 2014-2015. The total estimated cost is around $4 million. However, this amount could potentially change based on whether the school board chooses to revise the list of projects at its February meeting. New board member Eddie Hooker said the proposed items incorporate “academics, arts and athletics.” “I think (the projects) are all very appropriate and based on the longterm capital plan,” he said. Board Vice President Erik Lutz said improvements to the auditorium are needed from a safety standpoint.

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Pop-up books exhibit won’t last very long

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ranged in a historical perspective and include books that teach lessons and books that are just for fun,” Hoban said. “There will be books for guests to touch and manipulate and storybook characters interacting with guests. “Children can make their very own pop-up, antique pop-up books will be on display and pop-up books will be available for purchase,” Hoban said. Proceeds from book sales will benefit the Greenacres bus fund, which subsidizes schools’ transportation costs when their students participate in free Greenacres educational programs. For more about your community, visit /IndianHill.


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What’s poppin’ in Indian Hill? Books! That’s right, books. The Greenacres Foundation is hosting a free exhibit in February called “The World of Pop-Up Books,” featuring some 225 pop-up books published between the 1800s and the present day. Anyone who wants to attend should note that the exhibit will be at the Greenacres Arts Center at 8400 Blome Road for one weekend only. The show will run from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, and Sunday, Feb. 2. “Attendees will have the chance to see rare pop-up books that are truly superb pieces of art,” said Jackie Quay, director of the Greenacres Arts Center. “The show will be something that everyone — children to the most avid literature collector – can enjoy.” Examples of what pops up when the books on exhibit are opened include Superman flying out fistfirst, Winnie the Pooh clutching a blue balloon as he floats over a forest and Mother Goose sailing out astride a gander. Jennifer Hoban, special events manager for the Greenacres Foundation, said “The World of Pop-Up Books” will entertain the entire family. “The books will be ar-


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St. Gertrude plans two open house dates

St. Gertrude School full day kindergarten teacher, Sue Normand, right, listens to a parent's question during one of the many guided tours given by student council members during the school's recent Open House. THANKS TO JEFF PLATE

St Gertrude School already has its sights set on next year as evidenced by its recent Fall “Open House.” At that event, a large number of parents, seeking openings in various grades, braved the elements to learn all about the Dominican-led institution which is nearing its 80th year on Miami Ave. The event featured two sessions--one at lunch hour from and an evening session, and saw prospective parents and families receive student council-led tours, hands-on activities in the kindergarten and music rooms and live science demonstrations in their state-of-the-art science lab. Hosted by the school’s Parent-Teacher Organization, the open house is the first of two such events on the school’s campus during the academic year. The next one will be 12:302:30 p.m., Jan. 26, as part of Catholic Schools Week. Guests were treated to displays by many of the school’s extracur-

Sister Mary Aquinas, principal of St Gertrude School, responds to a parent during the reception at the end of their tour of the Miami Ave school campus. St Gertrude School will be 80 years old in 2014. THANKS TO JEFF PLATE

ricular activities, including the theater group, “The SGS Players,” their “Power of the Pen” team, and “Booster Association.” Sister Mary Aquinas, O.P., the school’s principal, was pleased with the turnout at both sessions saying, “I was very encouraged with the attendance

Donna Johnston, St. Gertrude School flex day kindergarten teacher, presents a school activity packet to a prospective student. THANKS TO JEFF PLATE

and happy to see so many young families tour our school, not only for the Kindergarten program, but also the upper grades. The feedback I received about the student guides and faculty’s enthusiasm was very gratify-

ing. All our new faculty, especially those in junior high where we have had significant turnover, have meshed nicely with our more tenured teachers to create a very faith-filled and challenging academic atmos-

phere.” Guests were provided complimentary “spirit” items along with key information and dates, namely the one for the school’s 52nd rendition of the “Christmas Pageant.”

Book donations inspire St. Gertrude School By Forrest Sellers

Indian Hill Primary School students are creating readers through goodwill. The students are collecting new and gently used books for Reach Out and Read, a national nonprofit organization that donates books to pediatric offices, which in turn give the books to the families they serve. A goal of the organization is to promote early literacy by supplying books to children

from newborn to age 5. Second-grade teacher Pat Bartholomew organized the initiative at the primary school last year. She said she was inspired by a news report on Reach Out and Read. Through research online she found a pediatrics office in Kenwood that would be a recipient of the books. She said this particular service project is not only a good fit for the primary school students, but it’s also beneficial for the families who receive the books.

“The earlier you read with a child the better,” she said. Last year 500 books were collected by Indian Hill Primary School students for Reach Out and Read. “It makes me feel goo that I was donating,” said secondgrader Michelle Lindberg, who donated a book called “Princess From Another Planet.” Classmate Victoria Islas agreed. “I hope they are excited,” she said, referring to the children who will receive the books.

gets a new teacher

St Gertrude School recently promoted a long term substitute to the full time faculty in its junior high. Katie Smedley is the Junior High Social Studies teacher for St Gertrude School. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in History and a Master’s in Education in Secondary Social Studies from Xavier University. Smedley has three years of experience in education. Most recently, she was employed with Milford City Schools teaching English as a Second Language. “I am impressed with Katie’s readiness and preparedness for her classroom duties. During the interim period as a long term sub, Katie developed

a good rapport with the students and collaborated well with her fellow faculty members,” said Principal Sr. Mary Aquinas, adding, “She complements the other Junior High faculty.” Smedley Smedley is equally happy to be at her new position saying, “I am grateful to the administration for the confidence they have in me and to my fellow faculty members for the warmth they have shown me. I'm so excited to be a part of the St. Gertrude Faculty.”





The following students have earned honors for the first quarter of 2013-2014. Honor Roll - Elizabeth Castrucci and Sara Reddy. Sophomores

Indian Hill Primary School second-graders Victoria Islas, left, and Michelle Lindberg organize books collected for Reach Out and Read, an organization that promotes literacy by providing books to pediatricians. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Honor Roll - Mary Alf, Jordan Fry, Rachel Jung, Courtney Ruehlmann, Azl Saeed and Lily Schmitt.

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Menifee best thief in Miami Valley Conference By Mark D. Motz

Indian Hill seniors Drew Rice, Will Dowling, Noah Kent, Noah Brackenbury and Alex Sweeney gather for Senior Night for the Braves. THANKS TO BOB BRACKENBURY

Indian Hill takes Hardy crew to the pool By Scott Springer

INDIAN HILL — Heading into

the Southwest Classic meet at St. Xavier Jan. 18-19, the Indian Hill High School boys and girls swim teams looked poised to come together for a watery sprint toward the postseason. Coached by former Xavier and Western Brown swimmer Emily Hardy, Holly Rice and diving expert Lori Rapp, the Braves have several competitors who could make state runs. The Southwest Classic sometimes serves as a preamble for the busy portion of the season. “It’s a fun meet,” Hardy said. “It’s actually a good meet for some of our club swimmers to swim different events that maybe some college coaches are looking for. It’s also an opportunity for some of our nonclub swimmers to get experience.” The best thing Indian Hill has to offer among schools their size is their depth. “We have five of seven girls returning from last year and one of our boy qualifiers back,” Hardy said. “I have two really good sophomores in Elizabeth Drerup and Devin Landstra. They practice with their club team.” Actually, club swimmers are

Noah Brackenbury is on the move for the Braves on Senior Night. THANKS TO BOB BRACKENBURY

the norm rather than the exception at competitive swim schools like Indian Hill. Hardy estimates at least half of her swimmers practice with club teams. “It kind of makes it difficult from a coaching standpoint,” Hardy said. “Swimming is such a different sport because a lot of times kids don’t do their best until the end of the season. When I only see them a couple of meets, it’s hard to see the progress.” It also makes it tougher to put together relays without the witnessing a swimmer’s progress in practice visually. “We communicate pretty well,” Hardy added. “I can contact club coaches if I need to get information.” The male Braves return some wallop in the water with their 200 medley relay team. “We have all four boys that

went to State last year and broke our school record,” Hardy said. Junior Jack Dowling and his senior brother, Will, are on the medley team along with junior Sam Vester and senior Noah Brackenbury. Senior Drew Rice is also back and is part of the group that practices with Indian Hill at Mariemont High School during the week. In addition to the aforementioned sophomores Drerup and Landstra, seniors Sarah Vester and Delaney Smith and junior Grace Stimson are among the top Lady Braves. Smith was part of Indian Hill’s record-setting 200 medley relay and 400 free relay; Drerup was on the 200 free relay; and Landstra was with the 200 and 400 free quartet. Junior Stimson has also shown improvement. “Last year she was just coming off a bad accident,” Hardy said. “From what I see of her, she’s back at full strength. I’m excited about the year she’s got coming up.” Along with the swimmers, Indian Hill features celebrated divers Katherine Arnold, Kara Korengel and Cassie Wegryn, along with Danielle Faulkner. Not far off for the Braves are the CHL Championships at Mariemont on Feb. 1.

INDIAN HILL — No need to apologize if you don’t see Sydney Menifee coming. The Cincinnati Country Day senior doesn’t really want you to, especially if you play for an opposing basketball team. “Defense,” Menifee said. “That’s my favorite part of the game. I like to disrupt things.” She does, too, leading the Miami Valley Conference at 5.5 steals per game, a theft and a half better than her nearest competition. She also leads the Indians in scoring at (14.4 points per game) and assists (3.8) and is second on the team in rebounds (5.8) This despite being about 5foot-2. “She’s been a four-year player and a real leader for us,” said CCD head coach John Snell. “I know it wears on her a lot, but we lean on her for a lot of things. She always manages to stay up and positive and work hard.” “This year she’s really come along with her steals. Her numbers are way up last year and this year from her freshman and sophomore years. The best thing is she anticipates and she’s very quick. She gets to the ball extremely well.” Menifee began playing basketball in third grade at the Friars Club. She said her favorite hoop memory was winning the sectional title last year. Snell offered another possibility – a game-winning shot against arch-rival Summit Country Day her sophomore year - while she thought of an answer. Menifee remembered that one, too. “I went down low and go the ball and put it up,” she said. “It spun around and around on the rim and finally went in. I got fouled and made the free throw, and that gave us the win. But winning sectionals was better, I think.” “That says a lot about her right there,” Snell said. “The first thing I thought of was that game-winning shot, but she thought about her team first. That’s who she is.” Sydney is also one of three athletic Menifee triplets from Colerain Township. She and

Cincinnati Country Day senior guard Sydney Menifee (13) splits the Summit Country Day defense on her way to a layup Jan. 13. The Indians lost at home, 35-29. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

sister Shelley are teammates in cross country, track and basketball, while brother J.R. played football and basketball for the Indians. (J.R. suffered a kidney injury in CCD’s opening-round football playoff loss to Summit in November. He’s been practicing with the boys basketball team and hopes to be cleared to play in time for the last week of the regular season and the postseason.) “It’s good,” Sydney said of playing with Shelley. “It’s frustrating sometimes, too. But we know each other so well, we know what we’re going to do. We try to keep each other calm.” Sydney isn’t sure where she will attend school next year – she’s applied to the University of Kentucky, the University of Cincinnati, Ohio University, Toledo and Ohio Northern – but knows she wants to study pharmacy when she gets there. Until then, a return to the district tournament remains a goal. “With the team we have, we’re getting there,” Menifee said. “We have a lot of freshmen, some really young players, but we’re getting there. I want to win sectionals again and win the district this time, too.”

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS Boys basketball » Cincinnati Country Day lost 61-31 at Seven Hills Jan. 10. Domenick Doane and Matt Walton each scored 11 points for the Indians, who slipped to 4-8 (1-6 in the Miami Valley Conference). » Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy beat Cincinnati Christian 56-36 Jan. 10 as Blake Southerland scored 13 points of the bench to lead the Eagles. CHCA lost 66-41 against Northwest Jan. 14, slipping to 7-5 on the season. » Indian Hill beat Reading 56-46 on Jan. 10. Senior Lucas Gould led with 21 points. » Moeller won its Greater Catholic League South opener over Elder 53-44 on Jan. 10. Senior Grant Benzinger led with 16 points. The Crusaders downed Winton Woods 73-49 on Jan. 13. Junior Nate Fowler led with 23

points. On Jan. 14, Moeller beat Centerville 58-37. Benzinger led with 20 points.

Girls basketball

» CCD lost a 35-29 decision at home Jan. 13 against Summit Country Day, slipping to 8-6 (4-3 MVC). » CHCA lost 55-43 at North College Hill Jan. 13, but bounced back with a 60-24 home win against New Miami Jan. 15. Marissa Koob scored 27 and Naomi Grandison added 16 for the winning Eagles, who improved to 6-6. » Junior Naomi Davenport had 20 on Jan. 11 as Mount Notre Dame beat Badin 57-33. MND downed Carroll 70-28 on Jan. 16 as Davenport had 16 points. » Ursuline lost 55-43 at Kettering Alter Jan. 11 and dropped a 73-50 road decision against Princeton High School Jan. 16, dipping below .500 at 5-6.

Wrestling » Moeller beat Elder in a dual meet Jan. 10. Seniors Dakota Sizemore (195) and Jerry Thornberry (220) had pins, as did sophomore Jaelen Summerours (113). On Jan. 11, Moeller beat Glen Este. Pins were recorded by junior Conner Ziegler (120), senior Johnathan Tallarigo (152), Dakota Sizemore (195) and Chalmer Frueauf (285).


» Moeller beat Roger Bacon by 35 pins on Jan. 14. Grant Godbey had the high series of 417. On Jan. 14, the Crusaders beat Wyoming and Seven Hills. Senior Phillip Cleves had the high series of 527. » Ursuline Academy improved to 5-5 when it knocked off rival St. Ursula 2053-1878 Jan. 13. Cierra Carafice led the Lions with a 370 series.

Cincinnati Country Day freshman guard Deidre Mohan (11) gets a shot off against the Summit Country Day defense during a 35-29 home loss against the Silver Knights Jan. 13. MARK D. MOTZ/THE COMMUNITY PRESS



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Legislators must listen to heart

A new year brings new hope that a light bulb (albeit a CFL, under new regulations) will go off over the heads of our elected officials and they will simply do the right thing. What do I mean by “right thing”? Tackle the tough issues in a meaningful way, using compromise and good sense to the greater good. Allow me to illustrate with two controversial issues: immigration and gun control. Currently there is a compromise deal on the table that theoretically most people agree on. Part of it has already been voted upon, but some obstructionists baulk at any path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already here. They say, among other things, that it would be unfair for

those who are waiting on line, legally. As a legal immigrant myself, let me say that the system is so broken that the argument does not hold water. This summer (June 2013) it was Bruce revealed that Healey COMMUNITY PRESS the Federal Authorities GUEST COLUMNIST were just getting around to processing Green Card requests from adult children of U.S. citizens, filed in August of 1993! (Imagine the wait if you had no family or employer here). Look, I agree that if we

were in the days of Ellis Island, where you got off a ship, your case would be judged on the spot, and you were either in or out, fine. Illegal immigrants could be accused of jumping the line. The current immigration system, coupled with our own demand for lowcost labor, has made circumventing the law an attractive option for immigrants, employers and the general economy of the nation alike. In other words, the current immigration system works against our national interest. Besides which, the independent Congressional Budget Office estimates that legalizing those immigrants already here would cut the deficit by $197 billion in the first 10 years and $700 billion in the second

10 years. And that is just two of the positive findings. Mr. Boehner, do the right thing! As for gun control, let me say this: One guy and a failed attempt with a shoe bomb, and we are all taking off our shoes at the airport. Columbine and nearly 40 school shootings since then and …nothing. Sensible people realize that the Constitution will not be changed to prohibit guns. However, only fools believe that the current system is satisfactory. For what it is worth, here is my perspective: You need a license to drive a car. You must pass a test to drive a boat. Both were designed for travel or leisure, but in unskilled hands, can be dangerous, even lethal. Then you

A minority of people are being manipulated In order to move legislation to your viewpoint you have to legislate. No legislation means no movement. We live in a plural society. There are many points of view. You cannot impose your beliefs on the majority; you must sell them on the wisdom of your philosophy. If you are unable to persuade enough voters, then, you will lose. Successful legislation requires some compromise. If you are unwilling to compromise, then, you will need to do what our founding fathers did…move to another country; or, found another country. My great-grandfathers included both Puritans and Quakers. The Puritans left England because they were considered too radical. They refused to tolerate any dis-

sent. The Quakers were much more inclusive. You probably do not know one Puritan; as, they no longer exist. Our Puritan Founding Fathers lived James in small vilBaker COMMUNITY PRESS lages that were TheocGUEST COLUMNIST racies, ruled by the local church. According to Sewell’s History of the Quakers, back in 1662, three young Quaker women, Ann Coleman, Mary Tompkins, and Alice Ambrose came to Dover, N.H. They preached against professional ministers, restrictions on

individual conscience, and the established customs of the church-ruled settlement, such as the beating of wives and children. After about six weeks of this, a Puritan church elder, “Hatevil Nutter” helped to get Dover’s citizens to sign a petition “humbly craving relief against the spreading and the wicked errors of the Quakers among them.” According to this Quaker historian, Hatevil convinced the crown’s magistrate, Capt. Richard Walderne, to issue an order to the constables of surrounding jurisdictions. Walderne’s order required the constables to take “these vagabond Quakers, Ann Coleman, Mary Tomkins, and Alice Ambrose,” tie them fast to a cart’s tail, and “whip their

have guns. They are designed to be lethal. You don’t have to be trained or certified to buy or use one. Does that make any sense? What sensible person would deny that obtaining a license that shows you are proficient, able and competent to use lethal weapons, is a good idea? Instead of passing sensible legislation like this, Gov. Kasich thinks it is a better idea to let people carry guns in bars. Mr. Boehner, do the right thing! For our representatives, it’s time to stop listening to lobbyists and start listening to that little voice in your heart – it’s called your conscience.

Bruce Healey is a resident of Indian Hill.


naked backs, not exceeding ten stripes apiece on each of the them, in each town; and so to convey them from constable to constable, till they are out of this jurisdiction”…and so they did! Eventually, much to Nutter’s chagrin, the Quaker women returned to Dover and established a church. Does any of our recent politics sniff of this 15th century medieval-style mentality? It seems that a minority of people, some well meaning, is being manipulated by a handful of very wealthy donors whose only goal is to purchase legislation.

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Board of education – Board meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the high school, 6845 Drake Road. Call 272-4500 or visit

James Baker is a 36-year resident of Indian Hill.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question Do you think school officials made the right decision recently by canceling classes because of cold temperature? Why or why not?

“Yes, I work in a school district that has cut busing so students would have to walk two miles to school. Those same students are often underdressed without proper coats, hats, or gloves. Two days without school for safety is not that awful.” K.S.

“I have every confidence in CPS to make the right call. There are so many moving parts in that decision it is wrong to second guess. I know I didn’t want to be out in that dangerously cold weather.” Terry Garvin

“Yes. Some children ride the school bus or walk to school, and it was so cold that within 15 minutes there was a chance for frostbite. Not worth risking injury to have our little ones outside when it is that cold. “Also, older children often are underdressed for the weather, and some may not even have appropriate coats, hats or gloves. I was happy to see that even the universities kept the students inside on those days.” D.P.

“As a school teacher, I hate having snow days because it really messes up what I have

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planned to teach any given week. “However, with our overly paternalistic society in which kids are rarely never made to deal with any personal challenges not on the athletic field, it seemed pretty ridiculous to cancel school because of the polar vortex driving wind chill below zero for two days. “I know there are students who have to wait outside for the bus, walk to school, or walk across big campuses – and this may lead to frostbite; and schools also had problems with burst pipes and boilers not coming on to heat buildings. “It ends up a judgment call; in that case, the school authorities err on the side of caution for students’ perceived safety; and they always will, so they don’t get sued.” TRog

“I don't think kids today are as tough as kids in the old days so I see why they closed the schools.



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“Personally I have a granddaughter in the third grade and I am glad she wasn't out in the this weather. If they miss too many days these days will be added to the end of the year so it is really no big deal.” Dave D.

“Yes, this was the right decision. Most parents, myself included, longed to see the end of Christmas break as the kids were starting to bounce off the walls at home. However, we were approaching record lows. “If frostbite or worse were to occur as kids waited for buses school administrators would have had a heavy burden to shoulder. Make the days up when the weather is better kids first!!” T.B.

“This time I agree with what they did for the sake of the kids. I know there will be a lot of people that will say they had to walk to school in zero degree or less temps., but even back in the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s there were schools cancelations. “I'm sure that when the winters of 1977 and 1978 hit their little butts were warm at home because everything closed down. Now don't lie, even the expressways were shut down. “Oh yes, more than 10,000 people claimed that they walked on the Ohio River and more than 100,000 claims that they attended the great 'Freezer Bowl' in a stadium that held

50,000 plus. “Give the kids and teachers a day off for the adverse weather as I'm sure it will not make a big change in the students grade, but I'm sure the teachers will want their pay plus the extra days for the make-up days, if they occur. “My only gripe is – where were the kids when the snow fell and neighbors needed their driveways and walks shoveled. Oh yes, I forgot, our parents bought us an iPad, iPhone, etc. for Christmas so we can sit on our butts and talk to our friends in the warmth of a home by the fireplace.” D.J.

“It was a great idea! Not for only the students, but for the opening and closing doors on school buildings stressing the heating system, less wear and tear on school buses, personal vehicles, and not to mention road conditions.” O.H.R.

“As a 37-year-old I don't think I should be saying back when we were kids...but we did not get school called off because it was cold. (And we went to school during the last -30 freeze out.) Or tomorrow morning it MIGHT snow let's call school at 4 p.m. the day went to school every single day. “We also did not have a minivan caravan at the end of every street to stay warm. You learned to dress appropriately

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for weather and if you stayed home you may have missed a test, things didn't change because of the weather. These kids and people making the decisions need to toughen up.” Angie Nordheim

“This wasn't just 'cold temperature' that arrived in the Tristate, it was severely dangerous for any warm-blooded being to be exposed for even a few minutes. “Having been in the education business for over 30 years, I have witnessed firsthand the countless times large numbers of students arrive to school in the middle of winter not properly dressed for the weather. “The fault of the parents? Sometimes, but children, no matter the age, will wear what they like, what is in fashion, and not what they need to keep from experiencing severe cold and possibly frostbite. Often, those winter hats, coats and gloves will find their way to a backpack, as soon as the parents turn away. “Not everybody can afford to drive their kids to school, not every child has warm enough clothing, so every effort must be made to keep them safe. The schools made the correct decision to close the schools, and surely would have faced lawsuits had any child come to harm because of the inclement weather.”

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Joe Weinheimer of Western Hills cuts chicken with a special knife and cutting board that attaches to his wheelchair. Weinheimer is in the adult program at Stepping Stones. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER

Stepping Stones expands programs S

tepping Stones will expand its programs for adults with disabilities in the new year as part of the merger of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati with Stepping Stones. The new programming will include computer technology, art programs including painting, weaving and photography, and expanded community exploration outings where adults with disabilities can interact in the community. The expansion is the result of combining resources of both agencies, said Stepping Stones Manager of Adult Services Amanda Kay, of Withamsville. The larger Stepping Stones now has three program locations: Indian Hill, Batavia and the newly renovated United Cerebral Palsy site in Norwood. Stepping Stones and United Cerebral Palsy are both United Way partner agencies and merged in November, recognizing their common mission to serve individuals with a wide range of disabilities. Stepping Stones continues to serve children, teens and adults in day and overnight camps, respites and educational programs at the Indian Hill and Batavia sites. In January, the adult day programs at Indian Hill will move to the Norwood site, where United Cerebral Palsy has conducted a similar program. “This is an exciting move,” said Kay. “The new building is specifically designed for the type of programs we offer. We now have an art studio with lots of natural light and color and space. “We have 14 computer sta-

tions with easy vision keyboards and special adaptations that can adjust the desk height and move or tilt keyboards and screens,” said Kay. The new building also has a kitchen designed for people with mobility challenges and large accessible individual restrooms with special lifts to help people who use wheelchairs or have mobility challenges. In the expanded Adult Services Program, participants can choose from five interest areas: Computer Technology, Art, Continuing Knowledge; Recreation and Community Outings. All individuals participate in Health and Wellness, which includes exercise and nutrition, health education with community health professionals, safety and personal responsibility. Stepping Stones will continue its Adult Services program at the Batavia site. Participants of both programs will have access to the Norwood facility’s amenities. Adult programs run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and are designed to help adults with disabilities build confidence and independence, improve health and fitness, and recognize and celebrate their abilities, said Kay. “Many people go to workshops. We want to be an alternative to a workshop. The fun place, offering recreation and social activities,” Kay said. Some participants come five days a week. Others may split the week between Stepping Stones and a workshop or other activity. “When people come here, I see them light up socially. We

have a laid-back pace that invites people to participate in fun programs,” said Kay. “People who otherwise might feel shy or reserved feel comfortable making relationships. They find their way to fit in.” A key component of every activity is choice. The art program is a dramatic example. “Art is not only a way to communicate and express your feelings,” said Art Program Coordinator Katie Brenner of

Northside. “The whole process is making decisions and choices – what color to use? What do I want on this side? Is it finished? They are in control. So many of the people we serve rely on a lot of other people to do things for them. Here they can make their own decisions,” said Brenner. Some art activities will result in a finished piece, others are about the art experience. “We might put paint in a

salad spinner and see what happens. We’ve taken Matchbox cars and driven them through the paint to create patterns.” Every activity in the Adult Services program expands experience, which builds confidence and independence, said Kay. For more information, visit or contact Amanda Kay, 2214606.

Program Coordinator Katie Brenner, of Northside, left, helps Sherri Gillum of Carthage set up the loom in the art studio at Stepping Stones. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER




Art & Craft Classes

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Teen Craft, 4 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 LovelandMadeira Road, Make a fleece pillow. Ages 12-18. Free. 3694476. Loveland.

Art Exhibits Anthony Stollings Art Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 6300 Price Road, Visual artist displays selections of his artwork. Using oils, acrylics and water colors, his African-American spirit paintings tell detailed storylines with titles such as “The Market Place,” “The Soap Box Derby,” “Jazz Metamorphosis.” Free. 677-7600; Loveland.

Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Youth room. Big book/ discussion meeting. Brown bag lunch optional. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. 673-0174; Blue Ash.

Business Seminars Social Media Bootcamp, 10-11:30 a.m., Dimalanta Design Group, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, No. 650, Find out what social media is and how it can help grow your business. Free. Reservations required. 588-2802; Blue Ash.

Cooking Classes Stuffed Pasta - The International Comfort Food with Yen Hsieh, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, The Italian versions are well known, but stuffed pastas are found around the world. $50. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes

FRIDAY, JAN. 24 The Caledonian Society of Cincinnati's Robert Burns Dinner, celebrating the life and works of Scotland's beloved poet, will take place at 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, at Receptions Banquet and Conference Center, 10681 Loveland Madeira Road, Loveland. Enjoy a buffet dinner and cash bar and special guests Maidens IV. Reservations are required. Call 574-2969, or visit THANKS TO BILL PARSONS

Art Exhibits Anthony Stollings Art Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, Free. 677-7600; Loveland.

Literary - Libraries Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash. Zumba Fitness Classes, 6:307:30 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 101 S. Lebanon Road, Parish Life Center. Free will donation at door. For ages

12 and up. 683-4244. Loveland.

Home & Garden Designing Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths, 6:30-8 p.m., Neal’s Design Remodel, 7770 E. Kemper Road, Project consultants and designers discuss trends in kitchen and bath design. Light #$*)(+)" %'&!

fare provided. Ages 18 and up. Free. 489-7700; Sharonville.

Literary - Libraries Kid’s Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Arts and crafts, presenters, board games and more. Ages 5-12. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park. Food, Facts and Fun, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Learn about eating healthy, fitness and food safety. Ages 5-12. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

On Stage - Comedy Cincinnati All Star Showcase, 8 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, Cincinnati’s best stand-up professional comedians. Ages 18 and up. $8. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater A Little Night Music, 7:30 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, This captivating tale of romance in turn of the century Sweden follows the amorous adventures of Desiree, a touring actress. When her past and present lovers, and their wives, show up for a weekend in the country; surprising liaisons, passions and a taste of love’s endless possibilities are all brought to light. $18. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through Jan. 26. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Support Groups Motherless Daughters Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, For adult women who have lost or miss nurturing care of their mother. Free. Through Dec. 18. 489-0892. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the

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Gaming, 6-7:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Gaming with friends. Ages 11-19. Free. Through May 23. 369-4450. Deer Park.

On Stage - Comedy Jimmy Pardo, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, No coupons or passes accepted. Ages 18 and up. $16. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater A Little Night Music, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $18. 684-1236; Columbia Township. Joan, the Girl of Arc, 7-8 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Dramatic world premiere adaptation starts with Joan as a young girl, just starting to examine her own beliefs. As she begins to understand herself and her world, she learns to inspire and lead others. Cincinnati Playhouse Off the Hill production. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

SATURDAY, JAN. 25 Art & Craft Classes Look See Do: MATHterpieces, 10-11 a.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Art workshop for children. Look at artwork from the Museum’s collection, see how artists incorporate geometry into their compositions and create your own MATHterpiece. Ages 1-4. $5. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Cooking Classes Healthy Cooking Classes, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two delicious, simple and easy

Drink Tastings Canines, Felines and Wines, 6-9 p.m., Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Sharonville, 11900 Conrey Road, Includes five wines from Henke Winery, complimentary wine glass, silent auction, door prizes and snacks. Facility tours of SPCA Cincinnati will be available. Ages 21 and up. Benefits SPCA Cincinnati. $25. Registration required. 489-7392; Sharonville.

Education Robbed of Our Name: ReImagining ‘Never Again’ Lessons of the Holocaust through Dance, 7:30 p.m., Temple Sholom, 3100 Longmeadow, The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, Temple Sholom and Elementz: A Place for Hip Hop and Respect commemorate the United Nations’ International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Free. 4873055. Amberley Village.

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D., 4460 Red Bank Expressway, Preventing Complications. Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 all four sessions; or $10 per session. 791-0626. Madisonville.

Music - Benefits The Elijah Concert, 7 p.m., St. Gertrude School, 6543 Miami Ave., Daniel DiSilva of Crispin; Muse, Cincinnati Women’s Choir; local church contemporary ensemble, Veritas and other local acts. Three-year-old Elijah is among only 12 in country receiving treatments for his stage 4 cancer, neuroblastoma. To raise funds to support Elijah’s medical expenses. $15, $10 advance. 791-9268. Madeira.

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Robert Burns Dinner, 6 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Loveland, 10681 Loveland Madeira Road, Celebrating life and works of Scotland’s beloved poet. Buffet dinner and cash bar. Special guests: Maiden’s IV. Pipes and Drums, Highland Dancers, bonnie knee contest, haggis toss, Scottish Ancestry Map, raffle, country dancing and more. Benefits The Caledonian (Scottish) Society of Cincinnati. $30, $15 children’s meal, free ages 5 and under. Reservations required. Presented by Caledonian Society of Cincinnati. 574-2969; Loveland.

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Rita shares her updated goetta recipe A couple of weeks ago, Linda Vaccariello of Cincinnati Magazine called and asked if I would share some tips on making goetta for an article she was writing. I told her I had just made a batch since I wanted to share my latest recipe with you. Goetta, as many of you know, is a Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky specialty. Goetta has Germanic origins, but most people who live in Germany have never heard of it. Inge, my German daughter-in-law who grew up in Germany, said she didn’t have a clue until she moved to Cincinnati. Yes, it’s definitely a Cincinnati and Northern Rita Kentucky Heikenfeld “thing.” RITA’S KITCHEN A possibility about the name is that it comes from the German word “gote” or “gotte,” which means peeled grain. The word became Americanized to mean “goetta,” since the ingredient you cannot do without for authentic goetta is pinhead oats (also called steel-cut oats). Dorsel’s and Bob’s Red Mill are common brands. Goetta is a “hand-medown” recipe and each family’s is a bit different. It’s a ritual in my family and I even use my mother-in-law Clara’s special long-handled spoon that she inherited from her

Rita’s latest goetta recipe features oats cooked in a slow cooker.THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD

mother. Jon Peters, a Western Hills reader, makes his father-in-law Bill Sanders’ recipe. “I even use his pan and really enjoyed making it this year. There’s something special about using a family recipe and making a big batch that you’re going to share with family and friends,” he told me. Jon and Ellen’s kids get to help, as well. Jon calls his loaves of goetta “bricks,” and his family’s recipe is on my blog.

goetta for years with pork shoulder, just as she made it when they slaughtered hogs in autumn. I used to cook goetta from start to finish on top of the stove, but my sister-in-law, Claire Yannetti, gave me this tip: Cook meat and veggies on top of the stove and cook oats in the slow cooker. Much easier! Stovetop cooking requires frequent stirring and careful watching so oats don’t stick. Here’s my latest and, I think, best version.

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RELIGION Anderson Hills United Methodist Church

The church has two contemporary services on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., and two traditional services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. A contemporary service is also offered at 6 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month in the fellowship hall. The church is at 7515 Forest Road, Anderson Township; 231-4172;

Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church

Join NFL hall-of-famer Anthony Munoz, featured speaker, at Armstrong Chapel Super Charge Men’s Conference, from


Ascension Lutheran Church

8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the church. The conference is open to all men, including teenaged sons. Munoz will talk about how Christian faith enpowers “authentic men” to make a significant difference in their families, workplaces and communities. He will share his story and perspective on the path to long-term success that makes a positive impact on others. The conference includes a lineup of guest speakers for breakout sessions that will address four building blocks of enduring success: happiness, achievement, significance and legacy. Cost is $45, which includes registration fee, continental breakfast and lunch. Register at The church is at 5125 Drake Road, Indian Hill

The Women’s Bible Study meets Friday mornings at 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. They are using “Namesake: When God Rewrites Your Story” for their discussion. The women’s Wheel of Friendship shipped 100 health kits and 30 pounds of soap to Lutheran World Relief. The group meets monthly Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Their Bible study is called “In Good Company: Stories of Biblical Women.” Women of the community are invited to both groups. Healing Touch Ministry is offered on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Please call the church office at 793-3288 for more information on this outreach opportunity.



Equipping Service: 4:30 p.m. Sat. & 8:50 a.m. Sun. Exploring Service: 10:00 a.m. & 11:10 a.m. Sun.

Building Homes Relationships & Families

Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

513-321-5856 Bill Rillo, Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 11:00am & 6:00pm Sunday School: 9:45am Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00pm


Senior Pastor, Rev. Dave Robinette 986 Nordyke Road - 45255 (Cherry Grove turn off Beechmont at Beechmont Toyota) Worship Service, Sunday 10:45 am Classes For All Ages, Sunday 9:15 am Prayer Service Wednesday, 6:45 pm

Birth thru high school programs

3950 Newtown Road Cincinnati, OH 45244

513 272-5800

Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

Indian Hill

Episcopal-Presbyterian Church


Rejoice! worship service is at 11 a.m. Rejoice! is a more contemporary, upbeat style worship with music and Bible readings reflecting the preference of many people today. Heritage (traditional) worship service is at 9 a.m. Sunday School, Confirmation and Adult Forum are at 9:45 a.m. Ascension is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery, Ohio 45242;; 793-3288.

Bethel Baptist Temple

AWANA children’s Bible clubs are offered for children ages 2 through high school from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays during the school year. Kids enjoy games, Bible studies and lessons and special events. Contact the church for information, or visit the AWANA page on Facebook: search for “Bethel Baptist AWANA.” The adult, teen and children’s Sunday School classes come together for an hour of skits from the drama team, children’s songs, games, penny wars and more during Round Up Sunday, offered during Sunday School hour on the first Sunday of each month. Small group Bible studies, including a women’s Bible study, are offered Wednesday evenings at the church at 7:30 p.m. Sunday School classes for all ages are 10 a.m.; Sunday worship is 11 a.m. Kings Kids, a children’s worship service, is offered during the 11 a.m. service. The church is at 8501 Plainfield Road, Sycamore Township; 891-2221;

Blue Ash Presbyterian Church

The book of the month is The Light Between Oceans. The next meeting is Jan. 23. Please bring your January donations of macaroni and cheese for NEEDS. The annual congregational meeting will be Jan. 26 immedi-

ately after morning worship. Jacob’s Ladder is the theme for Sunday School (pre-K through 12th-grade); these classes are taught after the children’s sermon in the worship service. Bible 101 and Thoughtful Christian classes are offered for adults each Sunday morning. These meet at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Sunday worship services are at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is available. Sunday sermons are recorded and available on the church website. The church is at 4309 Cooper Road; 791-1153;

Christ Church Cathedral

Five years ago, Christ Church Cathedral began a unique children’s choir to foster the development of a life-long enjoyment of music through the singing of sacred choral compositions. Last year, 18 young people sang for the cathedral and also at special public events, such as a holiday concert at Cincinnati’s Christmas Saengerfest in Over-theRhine. The Cathedral Choir of Children and Youth is beginning its new program year and is open to new members. This city-wide program accepts children as young as 7-years-old (second-grade). No prior music experience is required. The Cathedral Choir of Children and Youth has a busy season ahead. They will sing four times during worship at the cathedral, as well as during several “away” performances. For more information, call Christ Church Cathedral. The church is at 318 E. Fourth St., Cincinnati; 621-1817;

Church of the Redeemer

University of Cincinnati CollegeConservatory of Music faculty member Rodney Stucky, baroque guitar and archlute, and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra member James Lambert, viola da gamba. They will be joined by James’ wife, Barbara Lambert, baroque flute, and son Colin Lambert, cello. The ensemble will perform works of Bach, Telemann, Schenck and Hertel as part of the Cincinnati Early Music Festival program. On March 2, Mary Southworth Shaffer, soprano, and her husband, Jeff Shaffer, will bring an hour of favorite pieces for soprano and trumpet. Mary and Jeff are members of Redeemer. Music director Loretta Graner has added three additional programs to Redeemer’s concert season starting with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, by the Millikin University Chorus of Decatur, IL. This concert is sponsored by parishioner and former president of the college, Doug Zemke, and his wife, Ellen Boling Zemke. The first public musical offering in The Opus 25 Organ Concert Series presents Redeemer’s organist, Ted Gibboney and soprano Audrey Luna in a performance of Couperin’s “Tenebrae” at 3 p.m. Feb. 16. This program features the Canadian Juget-Sinclair organ. To wrap up the season, Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time” and Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat” will be presented by Jennifer Rodway, clarinet; Marion Peraza, violin; Ellen Stephens, cello; and Song Hun Nam, piano, at 3 p.m. March 16. All programs are free and open to the public. The church is at 2944 Erie Ave., Hyde Park.

The Music in the Chapel Concert Series returns at 3 p.m. Sundays in the chapel. On Feb. 2, a German Baroque Chamber Music program will be given. The church welcomes back

First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245 CE-1001764504-01

Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave


Sunday Services 8 &10:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am

Programs for children, youth and adults 6000 Drake Road



ECKANKAR Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the Community HU Song

4th Sunday, 11:00-11:30am

ECK Worship Service 11:00 am - Noon Second Sunday of Each Month Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD Local (513) 674-7001


3850 E. Galbraith, Deer Park Next to Dillonvale Shopping Ctr 791-7631 Worship Service - 10:00AM Sunday School - 10:15AM Pastor Cathy Kaminski

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

Phone: 513-791-8348 • Fax: 513-791-5648


Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Wed Night Bible Study 7:00 pm Pastor Ed Wilson 8105 Beech Avenue - Deer Park (Just off Galbraith across from Amity School) 513-793-7422

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Jeff Hill • Minister Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am

TRADITIONAL WORSHIP Sunday 8:30 & 11 am CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP Sunday 9:30 & 11 am & 1st Saturday of the Month 6 pm Children’s programs and nursery & toddler care available at 9:30 and 11:00 services. Plenty of Parking behind church.

7515 Forest Road Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-231-4172 •

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Changed from the Inside Out: A New Voice"

FAITH CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH ~ Solid Bible Teaching ~ 6800 School Street Newtown, OH 45244 Phone: 271-8442


Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Senior Pastor Pastor Justin Wilson, Youth Minister Vibrant Teen and Children’s Ministries

Sunday Worship 10:30 am All ages Sunday School 9:30 am Wed. Fellowship Meal 6:00 pm Wed. Worship/Bible Study 6:45 pm All are Welcome!

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

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:15 AM with

Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR MARIE SMITH

Sunday 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. 11020 S. Lebanon Road. 683-1556


Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333


8000 Miami Ave. 513-791-4470 Sunday Worship 9:00 am - Contemporary Service 10:00am Educational Hour 11:00 am - Traditional Service

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Indian hill journal 012214  
Indian hill journal 012214