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The annual fall gala for the Cancer Support Community provided a glamorous setting for the official unveiling of the organization’s new name. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Keep it simple Stepping Stones Center is keeping it simple in its fourth year of hosting its major February fundraiser. The center, which serves adults and children with disabilities, is hosting its fourth annual “Open Your Heart” fundraiser Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Eddie Merlot’s, 10808 Montgomery Road. The event includes an elegant three-course dinner, wine and love-themed raffles. New to this year’s event is the opportunity to buy “garden stones” that were created by adult students in the center’s adult program. “Each one is unique,” said Theresa Ciampone, special events director. Full story, A2

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Manager Bev Beck said the The Indian Hill Winter Club will celebrate its sixth annual Win- three-day event is a combination ter Carnival with “A Night at the of old favorites from years past and new activities. Movies.” She said one of The event will the highlights of the take place Friday, CHECK IT OUT annual event is the Feb. 3, through SunThe Indian Hill Winter Winter Carnival Ice day, Feb. 5, at the Club is hosting “A Night Show with the club, located at at the Movies” 5:30 p.m. “Night at the 10005 Fletcher Friday, Feb. 3, noon to 11 Movies” theme. The Road in Camp Denp.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, and show features pernison. 2-5 p.m. Feb. 3 Sunday, formances set to Events Manager Feb. 5. popular movie Karen Cornett said For information, call themes. the “festive” Winter 576-9444. “It’s the center of Carnival is one of the ice rink activthe club’s most popular events and brings members ities,” Beck said. During the opening night, chilof all ages to the facility. “The club will be teeming with dren can join relay races, playing members and families,” she said.

Mike Collette, Indian Hill Winter Club founder and village resident, enjoys the 2011 Winter Carnival by doing a barrel role, a longstanding club tradition. dodgeball and broomball during “Ice Kids Games.” The Indian Hill Mini Mites, the club’s 4-years-old and up hockey team, will also showcase their skills during a brief game. The night continues with more children’s entertainment and music by the “Little Miami River Band” and the adults get their chance to play ice games. The weekend continues Saturday, Feb. 4, with a special game pitting numerous Indian Hill Win-

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ter Club hockey teams against the Cincinnati Ice Breakers Sled Hockey team, a team consisting of men and women who have a physical disability preventing them from playing hockey in a standing position. Saturday’s events conclude with a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament and a curling party on the ice. On Sunday, Feb. 5, the day begins with open family skate and ends with a “broomball smackdown.”

Student approaches charity with a smile By Forrest Sellers fsellers@communitypress.com

Indian Hill High School junior Jack Andersen not only hopes to raise smiles, he wants to repair them. Andersen is in the initial stages of forming a group at the school to help raise funds for Operation Smile. Operation Smile is an international children’s medical charity that provides surgical service for children with a cleft lip, cleft palate or other facial deformity. Prior to this school year, Andersen attended Greensboro Day School in North Carolina. He said the school had a group that would meet and organize events to raise money for Operation Smile. “It was very big at my high school there, and I thought it would be big here as well,” he said. Andersen, who is a resident of Indian Hill, said he was moved when he heard about the organization, especially after seeing some of the photographs of children

About 20 residents of Sycamore Township who live either on, or on a side street off of, Hosbrook Road attended the Jan. 24 traffic calming study public hearing. The study, designed to slow traffic on residential Hosbrook Road, was approved by the Board of Trustees at the hearing. Full story, A3

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with a cleft lip posted on the organization’s website. “When you see the pictures it makes you want to help,” he said. Plus he said it’s charity on a broad scale. “It helps a very large community,” he said. School counselor Kyle Crowley said he was impressed with Andersen’s enthusiasm for helping others. “I think our student body will embrace (this) once it gets going,” he said. “As (Jack) said, seeing these photos you can’t help but want to give something back.” At this stage Andersen said he is hoping to generate interest in the organization. “Once the group is established, there are all kinds of things we can do,” he said. He said this could include fundraisers, raffles and other events. For information on Operation Smile, visit the website at www.operationsmile.org.

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Fourth-grader Noah Ward, right, of Kenwood, uses a hand drill to create a hole in a piece of wood which will serve as the base for a candle holder. Parent volunteer Jeff Betts, of Indian Hill, provides some assistance. Creating a candle holder was among several activities ranging from churning butter to making corn husk dolls which were part of Indian Hill Elementary School's annual Pioneer Days at Livingston Lodge. For more photos see page A4. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Indian Hill High School junior Jack Andersen, right, who is shown with school counselor Kyle Crowley, is starting an Operation Smile fundraising group at the school. Operation Smile is an international organization which provides surgical services to children with a cleft lip or palate. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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Center puts ‘Heart’ into fundraiser By Rob Dowdy rdowdy@communitypress.com

Stepping Stones Center is keeping it simple in its fourth year of hosting its major February fundraiser. The center, which serves adults and children with disabilities, is hosting its fourth annual “Open Your Heart” fundraiser Tuesday, Feb. 7, at Eddie Merlot’s, 10808 Montgomery Road. The event includes an elegant three-course dinner, wine and lovethemed raffles. New to this year’s event is the opportunity to buy “garden stones” that were created by adult students in the center’s adult program. “Each one is unique,”

Adults enrolled in programs at Stepping Stones Center are working on "garden stones" that will be sold during the "Open Your Heart" fundraiser Feb. 7. The stones will sell for $40 each, with proceeds benefiting the center's programs for children and adults with disabilities. ROB DOWDY/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS

said Theresa Ciampone, special events director. Ciampone said the fundraiser is an “easy

sell” because it’s always on the Tuesday before Valentine’s Day and because the tickets offer a great opportunity to eat a three-course meal, along with beer and wine, for $125, which is

less than the meal would cost otherwise. “You get a good value,” she said. Peggy Kreimer, communications and grant director, said Eddie Merlot’s is a “fabulous” location for the annual dinner. The restaurant can accommodate the center’s large crowd for the event and the restaurant offers “an extra flair” for the three-course dinner. “Stepping Stones is an organization that is close to our hearts,” said Eddie Merlot’s General Manager Tony Bassano. “Open Your Heart is a great way to reach out to the community and make a difference.” Proceeds from the event benefit Stepping Stones’ programs and summer camps for children and adults with disabilities.

Becky Walriven, Blue Ash, prepares to decorate a garden stone that will be sold during Stepping Stones Center's "Open Your Heart" fundraiser Feb. 7. The stones are being created by the adult programs at the center, which assists children and adults with disabilities.

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Traffic study near Hosbrook yields many options By Leah Fightmaster

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About 20 residents of Sycamore Township who live either on, or on a side street off of, Hosbrook Road attended the Jan. 24 traffic calming study public hearing. The study, designed to slow traffic on residential Hosbrook Road, was approved by the Board of Trustees at the hearing. Ben Brandstetter, from Brandstetter Carroll Inc., shared an overview of the study's results with the residents, and residents offered their own comments. A major contention point was sidewalks, whether they should be installed on both sides of the street or just one, and how far down Hosbrook they should run. While installing sidewalks on the east side of the road is not Sycamore Township's decision, because the other side is in Madeira, residents could not agree on where they wanted the sidewalks to end. Greg Bickford, planning and zoning director/ assistant township administrator, said the majority want sidewalks from Montgomery Road to Lynnfield Court, fewer want the sidewalks to extend to Miami Hills Drive, and still fewer want sidewalks installed down to Euclid Avenue. The first, called "Streetscape Alternative No. 1," included a sidewalk with concrete curbs on only the west side of Hosbrook Road, small islands in the middle and

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Frontier spirit Fourth-graders from Indian Hill Elementary School recently took a trip back in time. The students visited Livingston Lodge in Indian Hill as part of their annual Pioneer Days experience. The event, which is in con-

junction with a classroom study of frontier life, includes a variety of activities such as weaving baskets, creating corn husk dolls and designing a candle holder made of wood.

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Fourth-graders Ellie Podojil, left, and Anna Mayeux, both of Kenwood, and Nick Gillan, of Indian Hill, dip candle wicks into wax.

Master spinner Pat Maley, right, of Delhi Township, shows fourth-graders Luke Zins and Matthew Briedis, both of Kenwood, how to operate a loom.

Musician and storyteller Russ Childers, right, of Batavia, guides fourth-grader Maddie Miller, of Indian Hill, in how to play a dulcimer. Fourth-grader Jackson Mukai, of Kenwood, prepares to use a rock and nail to punch holes in a piece of tin. The hole punch design on the tin will be used to decorate a candle holder.

Fourth-graders Elise Lambert, left, and Elizabeth Saba, both of Indian Hill, create their own corn husk dolls.

Fourth-graders Caleb Tan, of Kenwood, and Josh Young, of Indian Hill, find it takes a steady hand to make a candle.

Fourth-graders Olivia Sheldon, left, of Indian Hill, and Anne Whaley, of Kenwood, master the finer points of basket weaving.

Parent volunteer Christina Lambert, right, of Indian Hill, helps fourth-grader Maddie Antenucci, of Kenwood, choose a fabric design for a quilt.

Fourth-grader Sophia Kapteyn, left, of Kenwood, and parent volunteer Kadi Anderson, of Indian Hill, create the base for a basket made of reeds.


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Ursuline swimming in top form as postseason nears By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich@communitypress.com

BLUE ASH — With 27 conference championships since 1985, the Ursuline Academy swim team might as well be the New York Yankees of the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League. Just like the Bronx Bombers, all the Lions do is win championships. And with the current crop of swimmers on the Lions’ roster, Ursuline has the potential to add more hardware to its trophy case later this winter. The squad, which finished runner-up at the Division I state meet last season, returned several key swimmers from last year’s team - and those student-athletes have lived up to the billing.

Reigning 100-yard backstroke champion Emily Slabe picked up where she left off last season and is coming off a stellar performance at the Southwest Ohio Classic, Jan. 15. Slabe, who is a sophomore, won the 100 and 200 backstroke at the Classic and should be the favorite in the 100 at the start of the postseason. Ursuline head coach Brad Isham said it can be tough to perform coming off a state championship season, but he added that Slabe is driven to succeed. “She is determined to come back and defend that state title and that’s been on her mind for over a year now,” Isham said. Sophomore Temarie Tomley also left her mark at the Classic by taking first in the 50 and 100

freestyle events. Isham is optimistic about what Tomley might be able to do come postseason time. “I think she’s going to do big things for us,” he said. “At every meet, she’s swimming extremely strong.” In medley races, the Lions will count on junior Bridget Blood to build off her first-place Classic finishes in the 200 and 400 events. She finished second at state in the 200 IM a season ago. Isham said it’s easier said than done, but he believes Blood is ready to take next step and become a state champion. “That’s her level now—to go to state and win a championship,” Isham said. “She’s been swimming better this year than

she ever has.” The Lions’ relay teams should also be a force later this winter. At the Classic, Ursuline won each of the four relay events (200 and 400 freestyle, 200 and 400 IM). Depth will also serve as crucial tool as the Lions will try and win the school its fifth state championship. Several swimmers had distinguishing performances at the Classic. Such performers include senior Alexis Grycko, who took first in the 50 breaststroke, and Taylor Woellert, who earned second place in the same event. Sarah Jenkins, who won the 50 butterfly, should also make an impact. Others include Gabby Young, Abby Wu, Alisabeth Marsteller

Ursuline's Bridget Blood swam to first-place finishes in the 200- and 400-yard IM races during the Southwest Classic, Jan, 15. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

and Alex George. “There are a handful of girls we are going to count on at districts and state to have an opportunity to win a team championship,” Isham said. “They all have the ability to sneak in there and score points for us. If we do that, we are going to be in really good shape.”

Indian Hill tries to overcome ‘box and Bell’ By Scott Springer

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INDIAN HILL — Life on the hardwood can be easier on a coach who has the returning league player of the year running the show. That’s the luxury first-year coach David Marshall has at Indian Hill as 5-5 senior dynamo Nicole Bell is scoring and penetrating on the Cincinnati Hills League at the rate of 21 points per outing. It’s nearly cause for a congressional investigation if Bell hits below double digits, and she recently stung the Taylor Lady Yellowjackets for 39 points. “We’re on our game when she’s knocking down shots,” Marshall said. “She’s a special

Nicole Bell, No. 12 of Indian Hill, fires in a free throw for the Lady Braves against Madeira Jan. 25. Bell is the CHL's leading scorer in girls basketball. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Senior Natalie Newton takes the floor as the Indian Hill Lady Braves faced Madeira Jan. 25. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

ballplayer.” Bell’s secret is the age-old theory of repetition. Usually, the last ball to bounce at a Lady Braves’ practice comes off the palm of Nicole Bell. Usually, that’s well after practice has officially ended. “She’s kind of conditioned herself (to do that),” Marshall said. “The other day the girls were kind of tired after a game. She and Natalie Newton put out a great defensive effort. But, she still did her routine.” The beauty of this season’s Indian Hill team is the opposition knows who’s scoring and can’t stop her. In the rare times they do, the Lady Braves feature valuable alternatives. “When they ‘box and one’ Nicole, all of our other girls are knocking down shots,” Marshall said.

Sophomore Jessica Arington is introduced to the crowd Jan. 25 before Indian Hill's game with Madeira. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Senior Natalie Newton is perhaps the team’s unsung hero. Statistics alone don’t tell her story. “Natalie has really been the steady one,” Marshall said. “I can have her guard just about anyone on the floor, she can bring the ball up, and she rebounds. She does so much that people don’t recognize.” Then, there’s the Arington sisters underneath. Sophomore Jessica Arington plays a wellrounded game at 5-9, while 5-11 senior Sarah averages close to a double-double. “Sarah has really, really stepped up,” Marshall said. “Early on, she was missing some easy layups. You know how it is, it’s like the ‘yips’ in golf. I like the fact that she’s defending better and rebounding now.”

Sophomores Jessica Marsh and Korrin Perry play key supporting roles and there’s plenty of youth on the way up, including another Bell (freshman Sophie) and Markesbery (sophomore Emily, sister of graduated Katie Markesbery). “We’re just so stocked with seniors right now that it wouldn’t do her any good to play varsity,” Marshall said of Emily Markesbery. “You can’t get any better sitting on the bench.” The Lady Braves now have a somewhat comfortable advantage in the Cincinnati Hills League after dispatching Madeira 54-36 on Jan. 25. The season’s come a long way since they began 0-2 Nov. 30. “Natalie Newton was hurt and Korrin Perry was hurt,” Marshall said. “That made the biggest difference. We had two key ballhandlers hurt. Now, Ni-

cole (Bell) is able to just run up the court sometimes and Natalie brings it up.” The difference is obvious and Marshall’s plan has been effective in getting Indian Hill ready for a stretch run. “We’re a couple weeks from the tournament,” Marshall said. “It goes fast. It really does. You’ve got to be ready every night.” Before the postseason arrives, the Lady Braves have one more game with nearby nemesis Madeira. This time, Indian Hill be wearing road red. “They are a very fine ballclub,” Marshall said. “They can catch and shoot. They will run their offense and they will make you run your offense on defense.” The Lady Braves/Amazons next CHL clash is Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Indian Hill senior Sarah Arington, No. 21, and sophomore Jessica Marsh, No. 3, box out Madeira's Anne Gulick in their game Jan. 25 at Indian Hill. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By Scott Springer sspringer@communitypress.com

Boys bowling

» Moeller defeated Chaminade-Julienne and Purcell Marian Jan. 20 in a tri-match. Daniel Oehler had the high series for the Crusaders with a 502.

Boys basketball

» Indian Hill lost to Clark Montessori Jan. 21, 79-68. Senior Teddy Kremchek led the Braves in the loss with 20 points. The Braves rebounded on Jan. 24 with a 59-33 taming of Taylor. Kremchek again led the scoring

with 14 points. On Jan. 27, Indian Hill whipped Wyoming 56-25. Senior Austin Trout led the Braves with 15 points. » Cincinnati Country Day beat Miami Valley at the University of Cincinnati on Jan. 22, 61-40. Sophomore Wes Mink had 16 points. CCD beat St. Bernard 52-36 on Jan. 24. Sophomores Mink and J.R. Menifee scored 11 points each. On Jan. 25, CCD beat Dayton 61-44. Mink again led with 15 points. » Moeller beat Dayton Carroll 58-51 on Jan. 24. Junior Josh Davenport was the Crusaders’ lead-

ing scorer with 17. On Jan. 27, Moeller beat Elder 61-40. Davenport again topped the scoring with 12 points.

Girls basketball

» Indian Hill beat Wyoming Jan. 21, 45-31. Sara Arington led the Lady Braves with 16 points. On Jan. 23, Indian Hill ripped Taylor 80-37. Senior Nicole Bell had 39. The Lady Braves also won Jan. 25 with a 54-36 thrashing of Madeira. » Cincinnati Country Day beat up St. Bernard 58-30 on Jan. 23. Junior Cassie Sachs led CCD with 22 poins.

CCD beat Cincinnati Christian on Jan. 25, 77-50. Sachs again led with 25 points. Jan. 26 was another CCD victory over Aiken 58-21 with Sachs scoring 17. In that game, senior guard Ricci Snell eclipsed the 1,000 career point mark.

Wrestling

» On Jan. 21, Moeller beat Richmond (Michigan) 48-6 and lost to Detroit Catholic Central 34-19. Junior Wyatt Wilson had a pin for the Crusaders against Richmond at 160 pounds. On Jan. 27, Moeller dominated St. Xavier 55-3. Pins were recorded by Conner Ziegler (106), Dean

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» Moeller defeated Olentangy 3-0 on Jan. 21. On Jan. 22, the Crusaders whipped Columbus DeSales 8-1 as Alex Little recorded the hat trick. The Crusaders battled Liberty to a 3-3 overtime tie on Jan. 27.

Press Preps Video

» To watch the Press Preps Roundtable featuring reporters Nick Dudukovich, Tom Skeen, Scott Springer and James Weber visit www.cincinnati.com/blogs/ preps.


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Generous donors brought Christmas smiles to children Nothing lights up a child’s face like that unexpected toy on Christmas morning. At Hamilton County Job and Family Services, we regularly deal with abused and neglected children whose parents or temporary guardians do not have the financial means to provide gifts during the holidays. Whether it be a parent trying to break the chains of addiction, a relative unexpectedly charged with the responsibility of raising someone else’s child or a foster parent taking in another little one, survival is top of mind and gifts are an unaffordable luxury. To see children who have suffered so much experience one more disappointment is heart-

breaking. Not this year. Because of the generosity of this community, all of our children will experience a tiny bit of joy this Moira holiday season. Weir COMMUNITY PRESS For the first time ever, we GUEST COLUMNIST have a gift for every child on our active caseload! That is more than 8,000 children! The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots Program is responsible for the bulk of those toys. Toys for Tots donated a toy for every boy and girl under the

age of 13. This unbelievable program deserves recognition and support from everyone in this community. My heartfelt gratitude goes out to Staff Sgt. Jonathan Briick and all the men and woman who are part of this fine program, and to all you throughout this community who donated to Toys for Tots. Many others throughout our community also rallied to the aid of our children. It is incredible that, in this economy, people were so generous. Xerox Corp and Fifth Third Bank once again helped with gifts and a party for our children awaiting adoption. Montgomery Community Church and the Coalition of Care

CH@TROOM Last week’s question Would you support government-subsidized housing in your neighborhood or community? Why or why not?

"An emphatic no to your question! My grandfather and father did not work in the private investing and real estate markets for 80 years so that our families could be subjected to the possibility of public housing in Indian Hill. “Typically, public housing is highly subsidized, another strain on public taxes. With our supposedly 'top notch' public school system and the money to maintain our current police and fire departments, without having to share them with adjacent communities, we already subsidize enough. “Also, public housing has been shown to bring in families with only one parent, children who are often transient between multiple households, low-level street drugs, high incidents of alcoholism of increases in crime. With no sense of real ownership and typically a low motivational work ethic the properties often fall into disrepair and become an eyesore in the community. “Indian Hill should never be considered a destination for any form of subsidized housing. Their are enough surrounding communities such as Kenwood, Madeira or Mariemont that have sufficient access to public transportation, and the types of demographics that could absorb public housing without having the village of Indian Hill exposed to a subsidized program that would cause a significant decline in the reputation and quality of life for its residents!” I.P.

NEXT QUESTION Should the Ohio General Assembly revoke the law that allows public employees to retire and then be rehired in their former job, a controversial practice known as “double-dipping”? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to espangler@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line.

“I wouldn't support government subsidized housing in ANY neighborhood. There is a Section 8 house across the street from my daughter's house and it is a poorly maintained disaster zone. There have been three or four different "families" living there in the last 3 years, none of them have contributed a single thing to the betterment of the neighborhood. The grass is rarely cut and the house is in constant disrepair. ” R.W.J. “Absolutely not. From what I've seen, government run housing is a disaster, not only for the community, but for those living there.” J.K. “When we speak of ‘government-subsidized housing’ just what do we mean? First of all, government is ‘we the people.’ Assuming we the people have decided to provide housing for certain qualified persons, just what does that mean? Are we going to build or otherwise provide apartments buildings and/or houses? How many? Will the residents be

taxpayers who will support our school system or will they be indigent and a burden on the schools? Will this housing mean the residents will always be indigent people and a perpetual a burden on our neighborhood? “I chose to live in my neighborhood based upon several factors the community had to offer. To create a significant type of housing foreign to the community I chose will change it to the point I may no longer want to live here. I cannot afford to pay someone else's share on top of my own.” R.V. “No. Because it is human nature that when you get something for nothing, or next to nothing, you don't take care of it.” L.A.D. “I ain’t touching that with a 10foot pole.” D.D. “We already have government-subsidized housing in our neighborhood, and frankly, I don't think it's a good idea. It does not teach the occupants to be selfreliant. I wish there was a better way, perhaps a requirement that the people who live in those houses should do something in return, unless they are truly unable.” Bill B. “Definitely yes. The main problems associated with subsidized housing currently is that it is so concentrated in just a few areas. It needs to be more evenly distributed among all the various communities. It is the responsibility of all, not just the few. J.Z.

provided a party spot and other assistance. The Marvin Lewis Foundation and Bengals players made the event all that much more special. The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center – as they always do – brought toys for our children. Bellarmine Chapel and Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Greenhills also helped again this year. Businesses such as TransAmerica Life Insurance Co., Gries Financial and Siemens USA were generous with gift cards and toys. Warriors for Children, a motorcycle group, joined us this year, too, donating more than $1,000 in gift cards for our older children.

Numerous individuals, including members of Hamilton County’s human resources and administration teams, privately solicited neighbors and friends on our behalf. The outpouring of support was tremendous. I wish I could name everyone. Better yet, I wish I could bottle up those Christmas-morning smiles and send them all your way. This community truly made thousands of children happy this holiday season! Thank you. Moira Weir, of Hyde Park, is director of Hamilton County Job and Family Services department.

Cold-weather months can mean smog in winter You can tell the Tristate has moved from autumn and into winter because people are bundled up with scarves around their necks and gloves on their hands. With the warm weather likely gone, many people think smog is gone too, but that is not always the case. Smog is still lingering around just in a slightly different form. Winter smog, or atmospheric inversion, is becoming more and more prevalent these days. Just like the smog during the summer, small particulates build up in the air, but instead of the sunlight baking it, the pollution is being held closer to the ground by a “cap” of cold air. Smog in the winter months is not as severe as it can be in the summer, but it is something to try and prevent. This lid of cold air sits under a layer of warmer air higher in the atmosphere; this keeps all the cold air and air pollutants closer to Earth. These pollutants are made by the vehicle emissions and the fuels used to provide heat and electricity in office buildings, factories, and homes. This atmospheric inversion has the same health risks as summer smog does—respiratory and cardiovascular problems. It also harms the same groups—children, the elderly, and people with respiratory problems, more readily than others. There are ways to help pre-

vent this cold weather smog from becoming a bigger problem. The use of energy efficient light bulbs is a great way to Loren reduce energy Koehler by about 75 perCOMMUNITY PRESS cent and they GUEST COLUMNIST last up to six times longer than regular incandescent bulbs. Turning lights and electronics off when they are not in use is another energy saving tip. When using a fireplace at home, use EPA approved logs, as they reduce particulate matter by 60 percent. If possible, upgrade to a gas fireplace or purchase a fireplace insert and have the chimney inspected to ensure it is safe and clean; all can significantly improve quality. These steps can help reduce pollution in the air which in turn reduces the smog build up under that cap of cold air. OKI encourages everyone to continue clean-air habits throughout the year. For more information and additional tips to reduce air pollution, visit www.doyourshare.org, like us on www.facebook.com/doyourshare, or call 1-800-621-SMOG.

Loren Koehler is a communications intern for OKI Regional Council of Governments.

President Obama is battling against inequality Over a century ago, in Osawatomie, Kansas, President Theodore Roosevelt's "New Nationalism" speech took on Wall Street. On Dec. 6, at Osawatomie High School, Barack Obama channeled Teddy Roosevelt with a populist and powerful speech, laying out his vision and the themes of the 2012 election. It was a sweeping indictment of economic inequality in the U.S. and a pledge to fight for fairness for the middle class. President Obama declared, "It's not a view that we should somehow turn back technology or put up walls around America. It's

not a view that says we should punish profit or success or pretend that Richard governSchwab ment COMMUNITY PRESS knows GUEST COLUMNIST how to fix all society's problems. It's a view that says in America, we are greater together - when everyone engages in fair play, everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share." In the speech, President Obama said, the No. 1, de-

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fining challenge for the country is income inequality - the giant gap between the middle class and the richest, and between the bottom of the income scale and the richest in America. Things are out of balance, people aren't getting fair shakes. You can't get ahead even if you work hard and you play by the rules. We have had inequality rising over a decade in which most people have gotten essentially no raise. Over the last three years, they've gotten whacked by the great recession. The president made the case that in closing this gap, the government has to

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be a force. This is a direct contrast to the let-marketsrule and the get-government-out-of-the-way approach of the Tea Party and many conservatives. President Obama planted a flag. He has set up, both in the Washington policy fights and in the political 2012 campaign, a very clear difference. The American people have a distinct choice when it comes to economics, Wall Street reform, consumer protection, taxes, and spending in 2012. What has the conversation been in Washington since the 2010 election? The deficit and debt. Not

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much has been accomplished and the Super Committee failed. This summer President Obama really tried to do a bipartisan major deficit and debt reduction with a grand bargain where there would be substantial revenue increases and significant cut backs on spending. It didn't work. The White House has rightly concluded that Republicans have no interest in cooperating. Since this summer, as in the case of the Osawatomie, Kansas speech, President Obama has said, no, we're not going to talk about bipartisan deficit reduction - we're going to talk

about jobs and about moving the economy forward. President Obama no longer talks about cooperating with Republicans. He is in their faces. In the Dec. 6, 2011, speech, President Obama said not only is the middle class not getting a fair deal, but Republicans are part of the reason why. Richard O. Schwab was formerly associate head of school, and middle school head, Cincinnati Country Day School. He is currently neighborhood team leader, Glendale Organizing For America Community Team (www.gofact.blogspot.com)

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marks name change Greeted by the catchy cadences and colorful showmanship of the St. Xavier High School drumline on the plaza outside the front entrance of the Great American Tower at Queen City Square, the nearly 250 guests knew they were in for a dynamic, one-of-a-kind night at the recent Fourth Annual “Evening of Hope… A Celebration of Life” presented by Mercy Health and PNC. Not only was the annual fall gala an important fundraiser for the Cancer Support Community (CSC, formerly The Wellness Community), but it also provided a glamorous setting for the official unveiling of the organization’s new name. After 20 years in the Tristate as The Wellness Community, the non-profit cancer support agency’s name has changed to Cancer Support Community but the both the mission of ensuring no one has to face cancer alone and the broad array of free, professionally facilitated support programs for people affected by cancer remain unchanged. The new name reestablishes a consistent identity with the local affiliate’s parent organization, which became Cancer Support Community in November 2009 following the merger of The Wellness Community–National and Gilda’s Clubs Worldwide. The Cancer Support Community name also better communicates the non-profit organization’s mission of cancer support and helps differentiate it from fitness centers and other businesses, medical practices, or groups with “wellness” in their names. In addition to celebrating the new name and enjoying dinner, dancing, dazzling views, and a

Cancer Support Community Board Member and Mercy Anderson Chief Operating Officer, Gyasi Chisley, of Columbia-Tusculum, leads a toast to the new name and inspiring work of the Cancer Support Community, joined by event co-chair Bill Krul, CEO/Senior Partner of Miller Valentine Group THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Fran Carlisle, left, Bill and Sue Butler, and Barbara and Jim Bushman, all of Covington, attend the Evening of Hope ... A Celebration of Life. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

An ice sculpture of new Cancer Support Community logo graces the Evening of Hope ... A Celebration of Life. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

wide variety of wonderful music, the staff, board, and supporters of Cancer Support Community also honored Fran and Wayne Carlisle for their pivotal role in supporting the organization from its very beginning. In the late 1980’s when Lynn Stern, a local woman in the midst of fighting cancer, learned about the empowering programs The Wellness Community was offering in California, she traveled to Santa Monica to find out how to bring such an organization to Greater Cincinnati. Along with Sherry Weathers, Stern pulled together a group of family and friends and they raised enough money to launch The Wellness Community in Cincinnati in 1990. The Carlisles have remained supporters for more than 20 years and their assistance has helped ensure that support, education and hope are available at no charge for anyone affected by cancer in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Evening of Hope co-chairs Bill Krul, CEO/Senior Partner of Miller-Valentine Group, and Aaron Bley (Harrison) planned the successful event, with assistance from committee members Chris and Marilyn Dolle (Wyoming), Linda Green (Indian Hill), Mischele Hagood (Mason) and Lucy Ward (Hyde Park).

Leslie and Andy Roth, of Anderson Township, chat with Anne Flory at the Evening of Hope. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Anne Rich, of Indian Hill, left, Lori Wendling, of Ft. Thomas, Lauri Robertson, of Anderson Township, and Marilyn Dolle, of Wyoming, enjoy drinks at the Evening of Hope. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

From left, Lucy Ward, of Hyde Park, April Davidow, of downtown Cincinnati, and Linda Green, of Indian Hill, enjoy the Evening of Hope benefiting the Cancer Support Community. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Cancer Support Community board member and senior investment adviser with PNC Wealth Management, Chris Tschieder, of Madeira, right, introduces honorees, from left, Wayne and Fran Carlisle, of Covington, and event co-chair Bill Krul, CEO/Senior Partner of Miller-Valentine Group. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Gary Thompson, of Indian Hill, Guy Hild, of Hyde Park, and Harry Davidow, of downtown Cincinnati, attend the Evening of Hope for the Cancer Support Community THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Chuck Scheper, of Covington, 2009 Celebration of Life Honoree, chats with Fran Carlisle, of Covington, at the Evening of Hope. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Nancy and Bill Derringer, of Anderson Township, meet up with Jamie Beuke, of Madeira, at the Evening of Hope. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Linda Buchert, of Newport, and Lynn Chilelli, of Fort Thomas, enjoy a sip together at the Evening of Hope. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, FEB. 2 Literary - Libraries Introduction to eBooks Workshop, 2-3 p.m., Blue Ash Branch Library, 4911 Cooper Road, Learn how to use your home computer to search, borrow and download free eBooks from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s website. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6051; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Blue Ash.

On Stage - Comedy Louis Katz, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8, $4 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

Schools Little Sprouts Preschool and Kindergarten Open House Tours, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Leaves of Learning, 7131 Plainfield Road, Learn about newest Montessori preschool and kindergarten. Tour facility and meet teachers. See how children get exposure to wide range of materials and activities in science, geography, math, language, art, music and practical life. Free. Reservations required. Through Feb. 17. 697-9021; www.littlesprouts.org. Deer Park.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 800-0164. Montgomery.

FRIDAY, FEB. 3 Dining Events St. Vincent Ferrer PTO Spaghetti Dinner, 5-8 p.m., St. Vincent Ferrer School, 7754 Montgomery Road, Dinner includes choice of pasta and sauce, salad, dessert, bread and non-alcoholic drink. Features homemade sauce competition.

Panel of judges includes parish pastor, school principal, chef from Ferrari’s in Maderia and Bill Cunningham from 700WLW. Basket raffles and Stuffed Meatball Raffle. Music by Ben Lapps. Dinner: $7.50, $6 children; $25 for family of four. Presented by St. Vincent Ferrer PTO. 791-6320. Sycamore Township.

Music - Acoustic Acoustik Buca, 7:30-10 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, 247-9933. Montgomery.

Music - Benefits An Enchanted Evening with Tim Janis, 7:30-10:30 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Nationally known recording artist and his group, along with selections by the Good Shepherd choir. Wine and cheese reception follows. Benefits Good Shepherd Honduras Project. $35. Advance tickets required. 4898815. Montgomery.

On Stage - Comedy Louis Katz, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

Schools Little Sprouts Preschool and Kindergarten Open House Tours, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Leaves of Learning, Free. Reservations required. 697-9021; www.littlesprouts.org. Deer Park.

SATURDAY, FEB. 4 Art & Craft Classes Look, See, Do: Cincinnati Art Museum Workshop, 10-11 a.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Grades 3-6 learn about artistic expression of self by viewing self-portraits and learning what hidden things they may be saying about the artist. $5. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Art Museum. 272-3700; www.womansartclub.com. Mariemont.

Dining Events

Cafe Chabad, 8:30 p.m., Chabad Jewish Center, 3977 Hunt Road, Comedy Night. Includes menu featuring sushi, soup and salad bar. With Marty Pollio, physical comedian. Dinner and entertainment. Adults only. Reservations required, available online. 793-5200; www.chabadba.com. Blue Ash.

Chorale Choir, Nancy James, Cincinnati Children’s Lyric Choir, Michael Chertock, keyboardist, and others. Free refreshments. Benefits Freestore Foodbank. Family friendly. $12, $8 seniors and students. Presented by Cincinnati Brass Band. 729-1950; cincinnatibrassband.com. Deer Park.

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The Best of Transracial Adoption: The Long-Term and Inclusive Vision, 10 a.m.-noon, Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Rhonda M. Roorda, author, speaker, and transracial adoptee, speaks on the many layers of transracial adoption impacting children and families. Adults only. Child care available with advance notice. $25 couple, $15 single. Reservations required. Presented by Celebrate Adoption. 477-0999; www.celebrateadoptioncincinnati.com. Amberley Village.

Louis Katz, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 21 and up. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

Films Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 8-10 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Award-winning international films. “Salsa Tel Aviv” and “Seltzer Works” (short). Opening night: $26 admission or festival pass. Festival pass: $75. Single films: $10, $8 members. 722-7226; www.jointhej.org/filmfestival. Amberley Village.

Literary - Libraries Introduction to eBooks Workshop, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Blue Ash Branch Library, Free. 369-6051; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Blue Ash.

Music - Acoustic Them Bones, 7:30-10 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Free. 2479933; deshas.com/cincinnati. Montgomery.

Music - Benefits Cincinnati Brass Band, 7 p.m., Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road, Auditorium. Winter Concert. Theme: “Cincinnati’s got Talent.” Performances by McGing Irish Dancers, Cincinnati Circus Company, Lakota

Religious - Community Winter Day of Quiet, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Provides time and space to immerse yourself in quiet reflection and prayer to refocus on personal goals and to reconnect with what brings you joy in your life. $25-$45. Reservations required. 683-2340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

Runs/Walks Go Red For Women Mall Walk, 9 a.m., Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road, Men, women and children walk mall in support of heart health. Sign in outside of Macy’s. Wear something red and receive gift from American Heart Association. Heart survivor casting call to be featured in Go Red For Women marketing materials 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Email lori.fovel@heart.org for more information. Presented by American Heart Association. 842-8871. Kenwood.

SUNDAY, FEB. 5 Art & Craft Classes Celebrate the Birthday of the Trees with PJ Library, 10 a.m.-noon, Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Shake off winter blues and start thinking of spring. Crafts, snacks, story time and games. Tu B’shevat is Jewish festival that celebrates trees and all the fruit, shade and good things they give our world. For Ages 6 months-6 years. Free. Reservations recommended. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org.

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Art Openings Art at Twin Lakes by Queen City Art Club, 2-4 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road, Opening reception is free and refreshments will be served. Exhibit continues through March 3. Free. Presented by Queen City Art Club. 895-1383; www.queencityartclub.org. Montgomery.

Holiday - Black History Month Sweet, Sweet Spirit, 4-5:30 p.m., St. Anthony Church Madisonville, 6104 Desmond St., Singing, dancing and drumming. Free, donations accepted. Presented by St. Anthony Church. 271-0920. Madisonville.

On Stage - Comedy Louis Katz, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

MONDAY, FEB. 6 Art Exhibits Art at Twin Lakes by Queen City Art Club, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road, Opening reception is free and refreshments will be served. Free. Presented by Queen City Art Club. Through March 2. 8951383; www.queencityartclub.org. Montgomery.

Films Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 7-9 p.m., Mayerson JCC, “Blood Relation” and “Tasnim” (short). Festival pass: $75. Single films: $10, $8 members. 7227226; www.jointhej.org/filmfes-

tival. Amberley Village.

TUESDAY, FEB. 7 Art Exhibits Art at Twin Lakes by Queen City Art Club, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Free. 895-1383; www.queencityartclub.org. Montgomery.

Education A History of Cincinnati Parks: Past, Present and Future, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Weekly through March 13., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road, Lesson describes the story of the creation of the park system and efforts to conserve city’s natural resources for future generations. Family friendly. $20. Registration recommended. Presented by Cincinnati Parks. 247-1330; www.lec.org/twinLakes/lifestyle/livingIsLearning.htm. Montgomery.

Films Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 7-9 p.m., Mayerson JCC, “Melting Away.” Festival pass: $75. Single films: $10, $8 members. 722-7226; www.jointhej.org/filmfestival. Amberley Village.

Health / Wellness Meditation for Everyone, 7:15-8:30 p.m., Lawrence Edwards, PhD, BCN - Optimal Mind, 9380 Main St., Suite 4, Meditation instruction and ongoing practice support provided by Dr. Lawrence Edwards. Benefits Anam Cara Foundation. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Anam Cara Foundation. 439-9668; www.anamcarafoundation.org. Montgomery.

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Addictive pound cake, peanut butter fudge update

Sarah’s pound cake

I don’t know who Sarah is, only that she shared this recipe years ago. I cut it out of Gourmet magazine. It’s not a fancy cake and uses basic pantry ingredients, is less expensive than traditional pound

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cake with butter. The oil lends a tender texture and moistness, as well. I’ve adapted the recipe only slightly. A good keeper with an addictive flavor. Try substituting 2 teaspoons almond extract for the vanilla. 2 cups sugar 1 cup oil, canola or corn 1 tablespoon vanilla 5 large eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup milk

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clude both Introduction to Basic Computer usage and Online Interaction in a combined class. Previously fees were involved, however, as a winter/ spring special these new classes will be free of charge for Sycamore Senior Members. During February, March and April, identical classes will be given mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. in the afternoon, each Tuesday for a four week class session. This accommodation is provided so that a participant who might have conflicting appointments, could switch between morning or afternoon classes in a given week and receive the same instruction. To augment these ele-

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*Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases of $300 or more made on your CareCredit credit card account. No interest will be assessed on the promotional purchase if you pay the promotional purchase amount in full within 18 months. If you do not, interest will be assessed on the promotional purchase from the purchase date. However, if account becomes 60 days past due, promotion may be terminated early, accrued interest will be billed, and regular account terms will apply. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 26.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval. **Depending on your account balance, a higher minimum monthly payment amount may be required. See your credit card agreement for information on how the minimum monthly payment is calculated. †Not valid with previous or ongoing work. Discounts may vary when combined with insurance or financing and can not be combined with other offers or dental discount plans. Discounts taken off usual and customary fees, available on select styles. $249 denture offer based on a single arch Basic replacement denture. Offers expire 3/31/12. See office for details. ©2012 Aspen Dental. Aspen Dental is a General Dentistry office. Rubins Noel DDS.

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Sunday Services

Sunday School -All Ages ........9:00am Worship Gathering ...........10:00am Wednesday Night....6:15pm dinner & 7:00pm...Children/Youth/Adult Classes Nursery Provided Handicapped Accessible www.mwbcares.net

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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 www.hydeparkbaptistchurch.org

11:00 am - Noon Second Sunday of Each Month Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD www.Eckankar.org Local (513) 674-7001 www.eck-ohio.org

ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL 100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

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Sunday 8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15am Christian Formation & Discovery Hour for all ages* 10:30am Choral Eucharist, Rite II*

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Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-8020 School Miami Ave & Shawnee Run Rd. www.stgertrude.org Mass Schedule Daily: 7:00, 8:00 & 11:30AM Saturday: 4:30PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00AM 12:30 & 6:00PM

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

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CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY

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

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UNITED METHODIST

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2 Traditional Worship Services 8:15 & 11:00 - Temporarily held at Titus Auditorium, (Jan - Mar) due to renovation. 2 Contemporary Worship Services 9:30 & 11:00 am in our Contemporary Worship Center Saturday Service 5:30 pm Sunday School and Childcare available at 9:30 & 11:00 Services Plenty of Parking behind Church 7515 Forest Road Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-231-4172 • www.andersonhillsumc.org

A group of local Catholic high schools are living the 2012 Catholic Schools Week theme of Faith. Academics. Service. by partnering with St. Vincent de PaulCincinnati to collect gently used furniture, personal care products, household items and clothing for St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores and Donation Cen-

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CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org "Freedom: Forgiveness, The Only Solution" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

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ters. The second annual Catholic Schools Week Donation Drive takes place through Friday, Feb. 3. Participating high schools include Elder, McAuley, Moeller, Mother of Mercy, Mount Notre Dame, Ursuline Academy, Seton and St. Xavier.

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Structured classes in boomer exercise, sweet gentle yoga, Tai Chi/Qigong, chair volleyball, and Zumba Gold, plus several dance classes are provided for members’ participation. Beginning bridge classes and opportunities for seasoned players, as well as many other recreational activities, are scheduled throughout the week at the Sycamore Senior Center.

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Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

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www.connectionscc.org Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am

SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949. www.seabrook-vacations.info

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Sunday 9:30 &11:00 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556 www.golovelive.com

SANIBEL ISLAND Quality, beachfront condos. Excellent service! Great rates! www.SanibelIslandVacations.com 1-888-451-7277

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ON THE RECORD

FEBRUARY 2, 2012 • INDIAN HILL JOURNAL • B5

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POLICE REPORTS INDIAN HILL Arrests/citations Sarah Krone, 23, 8100 Graves, speed, Jan. 2. Juvenile, 17, speed, Jan. 3. Dominio Lovaglio, 57, 8660 Simpson Court, speed, Jan. 3. Lori K. McCubbins, 28, Preston Hwy., speed, Jan. 6. Penny Irwin, 42, 200 Markim No. 4, theft, Jan. 5.

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ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Indian Hill Rangers, Chief Chuck Schlie, 561-7000

Incidents/investigations Damaging Lawn damaged at Redbird Hollow Lane, Jan. 4.

Carrying Blue Buffalo SALE

Theft Cellphone taken at Indian Hill High School at 6865 Drake Road, Jan. 4.

REAL ESTATE INDIAN HILL

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RELIGION Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church The church is at 5125 Drake Road; 561-4220; www.armstrongchapel.org.

Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Church

Episcopal Holy Eucharist is 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Adult Education is 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Senior High Youth overnight is 6 p.m. Friday. Women’s AA is 7 p.m. Friday. Men’s AA is 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The church is pastored by Rev. David Hawley and Rev. Anne Wrider. The church is at 6000 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 561-6805; www.indianhillchurch.com.

ABOUT RELIGION ITEMS The Community Press welcomes news about a special service, rummage sale, dinner, bazaar, festival, revival, musical presentation or any special activity that is open to the public. Deadline: Two weeks before publication date E-mail: indianhill@communitypress.com with “religion” in subject line Fax: 249-1938

Ascension Lutheran Church

The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288, www.ascensionlutheranchurch.com.

Bethel Baptist Temple

The church is at 8501 Plainfield Road, Sycamore Township; 891-2221; bethebaptisttemple.org.

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Two arrested in vehicle break-ins After a joint investigation by the Blue Ash, Deer Park, Indian Hill and Madeira Police departments with assistance by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, police have arrested two subjects involved in multiple vehicle break-ins and vehicle thefts in Blue Ash and surrounding communities. Arrested on Jan. 25 were: A 13-year-old male, from Deer Park, and Jacob D. Montgomery, 19; 4353

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LIFE

B6 • INDIAN HILL JOURNAL • FEBRUARY 2, 2012

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Animals/ Nature

GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit www.ggrand.org. email www.cincygrrand@yahoo.com. League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-and-older to help socialize cats and 18-and-older to socialize and walk dogs.

Religion Continued from Page B5 needs. Bread from Panera is available on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Samaritan Closet is next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 489-7021.

California Columbia United Methodist Church The church is at 5751 Kellogg Ave. Service is at 9:30 a.m. Call 232-5077.

Christ Church Cathedral

Music Live at Lunch, Christ Church Cathedral’s weekly concert series, continues in February. These free concerts are presented at 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays. Patrons may bring their lunch or buy one at the

Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationally-renowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to

cathedral for $5. All performances are in the Centennial Chapel unless listed as being in the cathedral nave. February’s schedule is: Walnut Hills High School Choir, Lsa Peters, director on Feb. 7 in the nave; Lani Stait, soprano; Patrick Smith, guitar: Love songs of John Dowland Feb. 14; Rodney Stucky, lute and baroque guitar; Karl Wohlwend, baroque guitar, Feb. 21; Janice Trytten, native flutes Feb. 28. Dr. John Deaver, director of music and organist at Trinity Episcopal Church in Covington, Kentucky, will give an organ recital on at 5 p.m, Sunday, Feb. 19, at Christ Church Cathedral, 318 E. Fourth St. (Fourth & Sycamore), downtown Cincinnati. The free concert is part of a series on third Sundays October through May, which are co-sponsored by the Cincinnati chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Founder of Trinity’s Midday Musical Menu luncheon concert series, Deaver holds degrees

help in the following areas: Keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection.

Professional services

Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati – Professionals can use their administrative skills to help a busy, growing nonprofit manage its projects and members. Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati is looking for someone with experience in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook from Peabody Conservatory of Music of Johns Hopkins University, and the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati, where he is an assistant professor of organ. For more information, call the church or visit christchurchcincinnati.org/music/organrecitals/ johndeaver. The church is at 318 E. Fourth St., Cincinnati; 621-1817.

Church of God of Prophecy

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship is at 11 a.m. Sundays. Bible Study is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at 8105 Beech Ave., Deer Park; 793-7422.

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Children’s weekday program is Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call the church for details. Men’s Open Basketball plays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday nights. This is a casual group that plays with those who come and gets a good workout. Reading Group will discuss ‘The Invisible Wall” by Harry Bernstein at 10 a.m. on Feb. 6, 13 and 27. Call the church for details. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (791-3142 and www.cosumc.org).

Clough United Methodist Church

The Youth Group of Clough United Methodist Church will have its annual Valentine’s Dinner from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in the church at 2010 Wolfangel Road, Anderson Township.This candlelight dinner will feature a choice of spaghetti or lasagna served with salad and bread sticks.Dessert and beverage will also be included. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple and must be purchased by Feb. 5. Door prizes will be awarded and a silent auction will take place. Proceeds from the evening will help support the Youth Group and help finance the church mission trip to Jamaica this summer. Please call the church office and leave your name and phone number to make reservations. For more information about the dinner visit the church website. The church is at 2010 Wolfangel Road,Anderson Township; 231-4301; www.cloughchurch.org.

Connections Christian Church

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drivers must have a car and valid driver license. Orientation and training are provided, as well as a free lunch on days volunteers make deliveries. To volunteer, call 561-8150 or e-mail bbiggs@erhinc.com. To submit your volunteer needs for this column, either email areeves@communitypress.com, fax 248-1938, or mail the information to: Volunteers, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio, 45140.

Epiphany United Methodist Church

The final concert of the season will be April 22, featuring Douglas Cleveland, organ professor at the University of Washington and director of music at Plymouth Church in Seattle. All concerts begin promptly at 4 p.m. with doors opening no later than 3 p.m. The series has attracted standing room only audiences. The concerts are free and open to the public. There is a reception following each concert to meet the artist. There is a reception following each concert to meet the artist. Nursery care for infants is provided each Sunday from 8:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The church is at 1345 Grace Ave.; 871-1345.

Meals on Wheels – Volunteers are at the heart of Deupree Meals on Wheels. Individuals of all ages donate their time to deliver a combined 300 meals a day, and often bring a friendly voice and conversation into clients’ homes. Volunteers are wanted for both permanent and substitute volunteers to deliver meals. Meals on Wheels is considerate of volunteers’ time and will provide routes and schedules that are compatible with availability for as little as 1 hour per week. All volunteer

Wee Three Kings Preschool, a ministry of Epiphany United Methodist Church, located at 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road, is registering for the 2012-2013 school year. This year, you may access registration materials online at www.weethreekings.org. Forms are also available in the Preschool office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through. Registration forms are due by 3 p.m. Feb. 2. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Stacy at 683-4256. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 677-9866.

Faith Christian Fellowship

The church is at 6800 School St., Newtown; 271-8442; www.fcfc.us.

Faith Presbyterian Church

The church is at 6434 Corbly Road, Mount Washington; 231-1339; www.faithpca.org.

Faith United Church of Christ The church is at 6866 Salem Road, Anderson Township; 231-8285.

Faith Presbyterian Church

The church is at 6434 Corbly Road, Mount Washington; 231-1339; www.faithpca.org.

Good Shepherd Catholic Church

The church has Roman Catholic Mass with contemporary music Sundays at 4 p.m. The Mass draws worshipers of all ages. Come early to get acquainted with the new songs which begin at 3:45 p.m. Stay after Mass on the first Sunday of each month for food, fun, and fellowship. The church is at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 503-4262.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

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and Robert Susan Kamman are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jaclyn Susan, to Robert Nicholas, son of Cindy and Robert Carey. Jaclyn is a graduate of Anderson High School and Nick is a graduate of Mason High School. Jaclyn is a 2010 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Miami University, and is an English teacher at Milford Jr. High School. Nick is a 2011 graduate of Miami University and is a Personal Banker at 5th/3rd Bank. The couple is planning a June 8, 2013, wedding at the Glendale Lyceum.

The church is hosting Scrapbooking and More Crafts, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every third Monday. Free child care is provided. Those interested in attending must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. All paper projects are welcomed including, but not limited to, scrapbooking, stamping, card-making and photo-frame keepsakes. Crafters should bring their own photos, albums and specialty items. Most other tools and supplies will be provided. There is no charge for use of supplies.

Horizon Community Church

The church offers new service times at 8:50 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. each Sunday. The church is at 3950 Newtown Road, Anderson Township; www.horizoncc.com; 272-5800.

Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church has a reputation for bringing world-class musicians to the Queen City with its annual Organ Concert Series. This year marks the eighth season.

Kenwood Fellowship Church

Weekly watercolor classes for beginners are being offered on Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $8 per session at the church. Call Mary Lou DeMar for information at 891-5946. The church offers adult bible study at 9 a.m. on Sunday, a teen Sunday school class and a pre-kindergarten program during worship service from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.,Sundays. A buffet luncheon follows. Join us for an inspirational time of worship and fellowship. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

Sunday worship time is 10 a.m. followed by fellowship classes and Sunday School classes. The church has a youth group for seventh- through 12thgrade. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525; lpc@fuse.net; www.lpcuse.org and on Facebook.

Loveland United Methodist Church

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner is 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21. Ash Wednesday worship is 7 p.m., Feb. 22. Lenten sermon series, “24 Hours that Changed the World” begins Sunday, Feb. 26. Sunday morning chapel is 8:15 a.m.; 9:30 a.m. is the Engage! contemporary service; and 11 a.m. is the classic traditional service. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for children is 11 a.m. for ages 4 through sixth grade. Nursery care will be provided all morning on Sunday. Check out our website at www.locelandumc.org, Facebook, or call the church office at 683-1738 to find out about all the ministry offerings at Loveland UMC. We have opportunities for all ages. Explore Small Groups, Bible Studies, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Adults Ministry, Senior’s Ministry and Mission/ Outreach opportunities. We also offer opportunities to connect in various worship arts ministries such as music, drama, and visuals. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738; www.lovelandumc.org. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m.

Montgomery Presbyterian Church The church is at 9994 Zig Zag Road, Montgomery; www.mwpc-church.net.


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