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Indian Hill students have been given a chance to show off their artistic talents. Their work, along with that of other students in the Tristate, is on display at Raymond Walters College as part of the “Festival in the Woods” art exhibit. The work of students in grades K-12 is featured in the show, which runs through Thursday, April 1, at Muntz Hall. SEE STORY, A3
Indian Hill resident Peter Frampton and YES are reuniting for a 25city national summer tour that will make one of its stops the Red, White & Blue Ash Festival July 4. The tour will kick off in early June in Uncasville, Conn., and run through the middle of July, with the final two shows in the Los Angeles area. Frampton and YES performed stadium shows together in 1976, including a show to more than 100,000 people at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. SEE STORY, A2
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School tax opponents organize Group concerned about spending in Indian Hill district By Forrest Sellers
Opponents of an inside millage move in the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District that raised property taxes have formed a group to monitor school spending. The group, called Committee for Responsible School Spending, was formed to address concerns about spending in the Indian Hill school district. “The real issue is per pupil spending,” said Richard Cocks, Grafe who is a chairman of the group along with James Troppmann. Cocks said the group, which has about six members, was formed shortly after the district approved an inside millage move for permanent improvements. Cocks said the Indian Hill school district spends more per pupil than a number of school districts in Hamilton County. In a letter sent to board President Tim Sharp, the committee said its goal is to reduce per pupil spending by 30 percent. “The game plan is to keep steady pressure on (the school board) till they turn around or respond,” said Cocks. Troppmann, though, said he
Some residents in the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District have formed a group called Committee for Responsible School Spending. Members include, left to right, Richard Cocks, Ruth Hubbard, James Troppmann and Fred Sanborn. was pleased with the efforts that went into a recently approved capital plan for the district. The board of education approved a capital plan for 2011 and beyond during its February meeting. Board member Karl Grafe, who is chairman of the Operations Committee, said the committee examined capital items “line by line.” These capital items ranged
from building repairs to stadium improvements. Grafe said committee members met with administrators and also visited the various schools. “Some items increased because of safety issues,” he said. Troppmann said he was pleased these expenditures were reviewed so carefully. “I feared a rubber stamp approval,” he said. “I’m glad this was looked at thoroughly.”
During last week’s school board meeting Sharp said the board plans to look at “benchmarking” standards. Sharp said this will involve looking at a variety of academic areas, making comparisons to other districts and determining what improvements can be made. He said the board is discussing forming an ad hoc committee that would focus specifically on looking at these benchmarks.
School opens new chapter with book club By Forrest Sellers
Freshman Sarah Dorger of Kenwood admitted it wasn’t the type of book she’d normally grab Several Indian Hill High School from a shelf. However, she said she gained a students had a morning of books, new insight from reading it. “This bagels and barks. The school had its first meeting opened my eyes (to) a different point of view,” she said. “It was a of the Bagels and Books Club. Vicky Mendoza, a library nice change of pace.” Freshman Cathermedia specialist at ine Jay of Indian Hill the school, came Vicky Mendoza, a library said she typically has up with the idea for the club. media specialist at the a book with her. “I love reading,” she “I wanted to school, came up with the said. promote reading idea for the club. Jay said she for pleasure,” she enjoys the camasaid. “I’m hoping to open up new genres for (the raderie of the book club. “It’s fun to read a book and see what other students).” Mendoza, a resident of Ander- people think about it,” she said. Mendoza said serving bagels son Township, said she wanted to provide students with an opportu- doesn’t hurt either. “Food brings them in,” she nity to read books they may not normally read in class or on their said. The next meeting of the Bagels own. The participants read and dis- and Books Club, which is geared cussed “The Art of Racing in the for students at the high school, Rain” by Garth Stein. The book has not been scheduled yet. Mendoza said the club will provided a look at life from the meet once or twice a quarter. perspective of a dog. email@example.com
Freshmen Catherine Jay, left, and Fyrose Mami as well as Vicky Mendoza, a library media specialist, were among the participants at the first meeting of the Bagels and Books Club at Indian Hill High School.
Freshmen Natasa Spasic, left, and Grace Chabut join in a book discussion at Indian Hill High School. It was the first meeting of the Bagels and Books Club.
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Peter Frampton acknowledges the standing room only crowd and their enthusiastic response after his unannounced performance at the “Play It Forward” event held at the Madison Theatre in Covington.
Indian Hill resident Peter Frampton and YES are reuniting for a 25-city national summer tour that will make one of its stops the Red, White & Blue Ash Festival July 4. The tour will kick off in early June in Uncasville, Conn., and run through the middle of July, with the final two shows in the Los Angeles area.
Frampton and YES performed stadium shows together in 1976, including a show to more than 100,000 people at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. Frampton, who makes his home in Indian Hill, recently won a Grammy for his instrumental album “Fingerprints,” will be performing material from his forthcoming (April 27) release “Thank You Mr Churchill.” Frampton’s band will include
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Indian Hill students’ art on display By Forrest Sellers firstname.lastname@example.org
Indian Hill students have been given a chance to show off their artistic talents. Their work, along with that of other students in the Tristate, is on display at Raymond Walters College as part of the “Festival in the Woods” art exhibit.
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What: “Festival in the Woods” art exhibit. When: Daily during regular school hours through Thursday, April 1. Where: Raymond Walters College, Muntz Hall, 9555 Plainfield Road.
The work of students in grades K-12 is featured in the show, which runs through Thursday, April 1, at Muntz Hall. Mary Golubieski, a visual art educator at Indian Hill High School, said the exhibition is a an opportunity to showcase the work of area students. It’s getting art outside of the classroom so other people can see it, she said. The work of 35 of Golubieski’s students is on display at the show. “It’s nice to have (these images) hanging somewhere,” said Ben von Korff, a junior at the high school. Von Korff has two photographs on display. One is a three-dimensional image of
Indian Hill High School junior Ben von Korff has two photographs on display at the “Festival in the Woods” art exhibit. One is of a factory offering a unique look at urban decay while another photograph ties into depth and perspective. FORREST SELLERS/STAFF
Indian Hill High School junior Patty McCormick has a kaleidoscopic photograph on display at the “Festival in the Woods” art exhibit at Raymond Walters College. a friend standing in front of stairs while another provides an unusual perspective of a factory building. Patty McCormick, a junior
at the high school, took a photograph of a lampshade and then created a kaleidoscopic print. She said the shape of a
circle was something she wanted to project. Both von Korff and McCormick are residents of Kenwood. Golubieski said she likes the fact that the show features a variety of grades.
“It’s fun for the big kids to see what the little kids are doing, and the little kids are often in awe of what the bigger kids are doing,” she said. Raymond Walters College is at 9555 Plainfield Road.
Blue Ash Dem president meets Lt. Gov. candidate Brown Blue Ash Northeast Democratic Club President Julie Brook and nearly 50 other democratic activists attended a reception for Judge Yvette McGee Brown, candidate for Ohio lieutenant governor and running mate of Gov. Ted Strickland, Feb. 19 at the offices of Manley Burke LPA. “Judge Brown is Ohio” Brook said, “100 percent Ohio educated, rising to prove that with strong family and educator support, and despite humble beginnings, when Ohio believes in you, you will succeed!” Brown is a lifelong resident of Columbus, Ohio, a graduate of Ohio University and The Ohio State University College of Law. From 1993 to 2002 she was the first African-American and second woman to serve as Judge on the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Division of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court. In 2002, Brown retired from the court to create the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where her team of 400 treats victims of child abuse and family violence. The center was a brain-child of Brown as a result of her personal expe-
Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, Judge Yvette Brown, meets with supporters.
riences on court, and today helps countless numbers of people restore their lives. Brown’s program has become a national model for integration of multi-disciplinary services for child abuse. While Judge Brown mentioned that she felt personally fulfilled with the work she does, when the Governor asked her to run, she was honored to accept. Brown serves on the boards of Ohio University, OSU Medical Center and various other charity boards. In 2008, she was inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame. She is married to a Columbusarea high school teacher and together they have three children. Brook said that it was electrifying to be included in the reception.
“Judge Brown is amazingly dynamic. Both she and Gov. Strickland believe in Ohio and together they will serve our state well.” Brook went on to add that “...while news reports seem to state otherwise, I can attest to the fact that Ohio Democrats are more than ever unified in their support of our elected officials and our leadership. We are stronger and growing in numbers which is easily exemplified by the surge in membership of the Blue Ash Northeast Democratic Club.” BANDC meets regularly September through June at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road. Club members hail from several Northeast communities, including Blue Ash, Montgomery, Kenwood, Sharonville, Indian Hill, Evendale, Loveland, Sycamore Township, and Symmes Township. Members are encouraged to join the group for $25 per year, but meetings are always open to the public. For details, contact the Blue Ash Northeast Democratic Club on Facebook or contact Julie Brook at email@example.com.
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Urban Active in final phase of construction By Amanda Hopkins
Urban Active in Kenwood Pavilion is up and running but the final portion, which will include basketball and racquetball courts, rooms for spinning classes and tanning beds, will all be open by the beginning of March. General manager Wes Hardin of the Montgomery Road location said he is excited about the completion of the gym which has been under construction
since March of last year. “We really wanted to be in Sycamore Township,” Hardin said. Once completed, the gym will total 45,000 square feet. Urban Active was able to expand in the location after World Market closed and Sia Spa moved to that vacant space last summer. He said with the location in the Kenwood area, it brings in a good mix of people; both students and working professionals. The gym boasts multiple cardio machines, group classes, a
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St. Vincent Ferrer sixth-grader Tyler Stagge practices one of the songs for his class’s upcoming performance of “Seussical Jr.” Stagge will play the role of Horton.
St. Xavier student and director of the St. Vincent Ferrer sixth-grade musical “Seussical Jr.,” John Muething, watches rehearsal March 11.
Sixth-graders become musical stars
By Amanda Hopkins
The sixth-grade class at St. Vincent Ferrer will be the stars of the school March 25
and March 26 as they perform “Seussical Jr.,” directed by St. Xavier High School senior and former St. Vincent student John Muething. Muething, who has directed the sixth-
grade musical for the last three years, said a retired teacher from St. Vincent started the tradition of an annual sixth-grade play. The students will perform at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25, and at 7:30
p.m. Friday, March 26. Admission is free. Guests are encouraged to attend the “dinner show” Friday, stopping at the St. Vincent fish fry, which opens at 5:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
HONOR ROLLS Ursuline Academy
The following students have earned honors for the first semester of 2009-2010. Grace Ferguson, Marykate Frietch, Margaret Kirk, Marilyn Mitchell and Ariel Neumann.
Cecily Foote, Sarah Keller, Monica Melink, Chelsea Rolfes and Laurel Wiebe. Ellen Hinkley, Katherine Melink, Amanda Rolfes, Noor Saeed and Sarah Mae Selnick.
COLLEGE CORNER Phi Sigma Theta
Joy Cordell, daughter of John and Cindy Cordell, has become a member of Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society at the University of Cincinnati. Phi Sigma Theta is a national honor society that recognizes and rewards academic achievement in undergraduate students.
Cordell is a graduate of Indian Hill High School.
Muffins with Mom
Sophie Lawson and Euri S. Uchiyama have been named to the 2009 fall semester dean’s list at Boston University. Both are from Indian Hill.
St. Vincent Ferrer fifth-grade students hosted breakfast for their moms with a Muffins with Mom event in January.
Hats on for McDuffie
On Feb. 19, St. Vincent Ferrer School in Kenwood was excited to “Celebrate Reading” with author Amy McDuffie. She shared her book “The Rule of Hats,” whose theme is to embrace our differences. In keeping with the theme of the book, the students made their own unique hats which they wore the day of the visit. McDuffie read her book to kindergarten through fifth-graders, and answered their questions about writing. She also worked with the junior high students on the writing process, and helped them begin to create their own stories.
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, students from All Saints Elementary in Kenwood participated in their confirmation retreat at The Athenaeum of Ohio in Mount Washington. Students were given a tour by seminarians Jim Riehle, Chris Geiger and Brian Archdeacon, who spoke of their call to the priesthood. Here, students listen to Al Cucchetti talk about aspects of the Athenaeum of Ohio.
SCHOOL NOTES Kindergarten registration
Indian Hill Primary School is accepting registrations for students entering kindergarten for the 20102011 school year. Parents who are interested in registering a child for kindergarten
should contact the Primary School office at 272-4754 for information. Registration materials, including immunizations and proof of residency forms, will be mailed to homes after parents contact the school.
Young qualifies for bee
Cincinnati Country Day School sixth-grader Jake Young of Indian Hill has qualified for the state level Geographic Bee at the Ohio State University Mansfield Campus Friday, April 9.
After Young won the Geographic Bee at CCDS, he had to take a written, standardized test that was sent to the National Geographic Society. His test score was one of the top 100 tests in Ohio. One winner from each state will advance to the
national championship round May 25-26 in Washington, D.C. Young is the son of Gregory and Michele Young.
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Senior Grant Turner of Indian Hill places a decorative ornament on the door that is supposed to represent happiness and goodwill.
Seniors Natalie Carter, left, and Conner Martini perform a fan dance for their parents as part of a celebration of the Chinese New Year. Both are residents of Kenwood.
Tammy Carter, left, of Kenwood shares a dumpling with her daughter, Natalie.
Zhengwen Zhang of Montgomery prepares dumplings for the Chinese language students.
Celebrating the New Year
Students in Indian Hill High Schoolâ€™s Chinese language course recently celebrated the Chinese New Year. The students demonstrated a fan dance to their parents and served up dumplings. They also detailed the history of the event, which lasts 15 days and is considered one of the most important of the Chinese holidays. This is the first year for the Chinese language course at Indian Hill High School. PHOTOGRAPHS BY FORREST SELLERS/STAFF
Sydney Lovro, 7, of Montgomery draws a flower on the whiteboard. Sydney is the daughter of Chinese language instructor Peggy Lovro.
Junior Wenhao Zhou of Kenwood prepares to eat a dumpling.
Students in the Chinese language course at Indian Hill High School finish a fan dance with a flourish.
Chinese language instructor Peggy Lovro demonstrates how to fold a dumpling.
March 18, 2010
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The Indian Hill High School girls’ basketball team capped the greatest season in program history with a host of firsts. The girls won their first sectional title, their first district championship and had their first trip to the regional tournament. “They had an unbelievable year,” head coach Dr. Scott Rogers said. The Braves ultimately fell 58-32 March 9 to Alter, the No. 2 team in the state in Division II. “We were uncharacteristically tight in that game and they capitalized on it,” Rogers said. “The Tippecanoe game (a 63-44 Braves win in the district title game) was the opposite. The kids were focused and did a nice job taking them out of what they did well. I’m just really proud of them.” Another factor going against Indian Hill in the Alter game was the disparity in free throws. Alter shot 38 free throws to Indian Hill’s six. “They should be extremely proud of what they accomplished,” Rogers said. “We set the bar high, and we’re a fairly young team so the younger kids expect
to be back here again.” The Braves will miss the services of their two seniors, Aubrey Rogers and Kelly Dunham. Rogers was a defensive force in the tournament and frequently shut down the opposing team’s top player. Dunham had a fantastic tournament as well, as she found her scoring touch in the final three games, in which she averaged 17.5 points per game. “She had an unbelievable year,” Rogers said. “She was one of the players who really just needed to know someone had confidence in her. She has the ability to play outside a bit and teams weren’t used to that.” The Braves return a plethora of talented players next season, including sophomore guard Nicole Bell and junior guard Kelsey Matthews. Bell was third in the CHL in scoring with 15.1 points per game and Matthews was fifth in the CHL with 13.9 points per game. “In the postseason Nicole Bell really learned how to manage the team every single game,” Rogers said. “That’s where she is in her maturation process.” Rogers did say the team won’t focus on trying to replace the sen-
iors. “You never replace seniors. You look for the next group to define their legacy,” he said. “That’s what’s great about team sports. You have kids that raised the bar and now we have the next class that gets to create their own legacy and build on it. The fun part is to see where the next group takes us, and I think they will embrace that.” Along with Bell and Matthews, the Braves also return Katie Markesbery, who Rogers praised as a player who can dominate when she wants to. Liz Slattery is a guard who came on toward the end of the season and Natalie Newton and Sarah Arington made great strides in the second part of the season as well. Kasey Schumacher and Amanda Sheeran will be two players to watch as well, so the cupboard is still stacked at Indian Hill. For Rogers, the special thing about this team was how close they became. “Just how they matured as a group and how close they were was special,” he said. “Those are relationships they will have for their entire lives and that’s what I’ll take away from this season.”
Kelly Dunham knocks down a shot against Alter. Dunham led the way for the Braves with 17 points against Alter March 9.
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The Moeller High School basketball team continued its postseason run by winning a district championship over TrotwoodMadison 51-47 Saturday, March 13, at the University of Dayton Arena. Charlie Byers led all Crusader scorers with 19 points, including 14 points in the second half. Moeller has picked up steam late in the season, securing a share of the GCL championship and defeating Middletown and Loveland before knocking off a very good Aiken team in the sectional final. “We had a make-up game against Middletown and ever since that point we’ve been playing pretty well,” Moeller head coach Carl Kremer said. “We’ve built a bit of momentum.” One reason for that momentum has been the play of senior Griffin McKenzie. Kremer said he’s had a tough time to get things to fall his way, but his hard work is beginning to pay off. “To his credit, he has worked
even harder and focused even more in practice when things weren’t going his way and he gives us a lot of leadership on the floor,” Kremer said. “He’s starting to get some confidence now that some of his shots are falling. He has a beautiful shot and was just in a slump for part of the season.” McKenzie played perhaps his best game of the season against Aiken, leading the Crusaders with 24 points and 12 rebounds in the 78-56 blowout win. “I think he can lead this team a long way,” Kremer said. He also said this is the time of year when the seniors take over, and McKenzie and senior Josh Morelock have stepped up their games. “The reason we’ve been playing better is that it’s a collective team effort,” he said. “We’re getting great production out of everyone.” Juniors Alex Barlow and Byers have been consistent threats for Moeller and combined for 37 points against Aiken. Kremer said he thinks the work the Crusaders put in early in the
season on fundamentals is part of the reason for Moeller’s success in March. “For us the whole philosophy is you have to be willing to get worse before you get better,” he aid. “We dedicate a lot of time early in the season to fundamentals and you start getting dividends from that later in the season. It doesn’t pay off as quickly but it’s far more important than the Xs and Os.” One impressive facet for Moeller lately has been the Crusaders’ rebounding. Moeller doesn’t have much size other than McKenzie but the Crusaders have outrebounded their opponents by a considerable margin. They outrebounded a good Aiken team by 18. “Size doesn’t matter; it’s about technique and fundamentals and mostly about wanting to get the ball. We’ve been very good about that,” he said. “Everyone has to do their part to rebound if we’re going to have a chance.” The Crusaders advanced to play Princeton at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at the Cintas Center in the regional semifinals.
The Seven Hills boys’ basketball team fell short of a return to the regional tournament as the Stingers fell 58-37 to Ft. Loramie in the Division IV district final at University of Dayton Arena Friday, March 12. “We just didn’t knock down shots that we have made all season,” head coach Willie Hill said. “I’m not sure why. I don’t think it was nerves, but we just got down too far to come back.” The Stingers shot 16 percent in the first half and allowed Ft. Loramie to get to the free-throw line 29 times in the second half, making a comeback difficult. Still, Seven Hills had a tremendous season that included a fourth-consecutive league championship and a 20-win season. The Stingers finished 20-3, with the loss to Fort Loramie as their first to an Ohio team. “I’m very happy with how the season went; this team accomplished a lot,” Hill said. “Over the past three years this team has only lost 10 games, so they have a lot to be proud of.” The team was led by their senior captains Jake Davis, Fran Chatfield and Alex Hill. Davis was the team’s leading scorer and led the Stingers with 16 points in the district final. Seven Hills had a strong senior
class with 10 seniors on the varsity roster. “This was one of the better classes to go through Seven Hills in terms of what they accomplished,” Hill said. “And they did it unselfishly. ... I’m hoping the younger players took notice of how far they came playing that way.” Hill said he constantly preached about making the extra pass and that guys had to be ready when it was their time to shoot. The unselfishness of the team helped provide Seven Hills with a balanced offensive attack. While Davis was the leading scorer, Seven Hills had three other players who averaged eight points or more per game. The other three were juniors Max Davis and Adimu Hunter-Woodard and senior Josh Dunaway. “When guys look for that extra pass, it makes the offense so much easier to run and more fun to watch,” Hill said. “I think our fans enjoyed watching our team on the offensive end.” It will be tough to replace the 10 seniors but the Stingers will bring back three contributors who were juniors this season. “A lot of our juniors had to play junior varsity because we had so many seniors but they got some good bonding on that team and when we add the other three guys in we will be competitive next year,” Hill said.
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Indian Hill’s Sam Hendricks (11) gets love from their fans before the March 10 Division II tournament game starts against Dunbar High School at the University of Dayton Arena. Indian Hill bowed out of the tournament after the 77-54 loss.
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How would it affect you if the U.S. Postal Service dropped Saturday service? “It will affect us all – the more service is reduced, the less people will use the Postal Service. Then will they reduce delivery to four days, or every other day? Surely the government and the Postal Service can find other ways to save money without reducing its basic, core service of mail delivery.” J.S.B. “Minimally. I wouldn’t like it, but I could deal with it. I understand something about how shaky the Postal Service has been in the last 20-30 years and since I am one of the few people in my circle of friends and family who still writes letters, pay bills by check, etc., I have witnessed the incremental increases in the cost of a first-class postage stamp to its current 44 cents. When I was a kid, we actually had mail delivery twice a day. As one of the current TV commercials would say, ‘Can you believe it?’ “I wish I could have done something to change the outcome, but as someone said in his campaign for the presidency recently, ‘It’s above my pay grade.’ “It may seem harsh, but think about it: most of the stuff we get in our mailbox these days is junk mail, plain and simple – and advertising circulars. I could go one more day without those.” Bill B. “If the US Postal Service (a privately-operated entity) is such dire financial straits that the only immediate solution is suspension of Saturday deliveries, it will little or no impact on us (most of the mail we receive is catalogs and junk anyway!). “I remain amazed that I can write a letter to a friend in California, put a 44-cent stamp on it and find out that it arrived safely, at the correct address in just three days. It’s a shame that the electronic age has allowed us to give up the fine art of letter-writing in favor of e-mails which are great for some things but totally inappropriate as replacements for a good, old-fashioned, hand-written letter. ‘Nuff said.” M.M. “It won’t affect me at all. We pay most of our bills on the Internet or phone, which is why the post office is not doing as much business as in the past. We’ve gone mostly paperless so we don’t get bills mailed to our house but sent to our e-mail, and have some accounts automatically debited. If I buy something online, it’s usually shipped Fed Ex or UPS-because it’s cheaper and faster. “I did see where some members of Congress would like a 2- or 3day a week service, which I think would be too drastic. Unfortunately this is a sign of the times, in much the same way fewer and fewer people are reading hard copies of the newspaper. Everyone has to adjust.” R.L.H. “We pay almost all our bills and receive almost all our income electronically. Most of what comes in our personal mail is not time critical, catalogs, magazines, and advertising. My CPA business would be mildly inconvenienced because I send 100+ priority mail packages during tax season to ship returns to my clients and my clients return authorization forms
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Next question Do you think businesses are right to block employees’ access to NCAA Tournament-related Web sites during the tournament? Why or why not? Every week the Indian Hill Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to email@example.com with Chatroom in the subject line. and payment checks in the mail. The returns get filed electronically once I have the authorization. One or two days seldom makes a difference. “The USPS provides a good service and clearly can’t survive in its current situation. I would favor mail delivery every other day, 7 days a week. Currently, not delivering on Sunday and 10 or so holidays, gives us 303 deliveries a year. Every other day with 10 holidays would give us about 178 and should greatly reduce the post office costs. Post offices should be open six days, but they should charge a premium for counter service, just like airlines. “Much of what gets done in a post office can be done at home on a computer using the USPS online services like Click-n-Ship. You can order supplies, get stamps and create your own postage. You can even schedule your carrier to pick up your packages at your door for no extra charge. All you need is a $15 postal scale and a computer. I can’t tell you how many times I have wasted my time in line while a long suffering postal clerk has tried to assist a person who came to the post office without a clue about how to ship what they wanted to mail. I avoid the counter as much as possible. “Post offices should be rigorously evaluated on whether they process enough volume to turn a profit and closed if they don’t. They are a business, not a right of citizenship.” F.S.D. “I don’t believe it would be much of an issue. My feelings go beyond this though. My understanding is that the issue they are trying to address is cost and in reality this, from what I have read, has very little to do with cost. “If this were a private industry service would be the highest priority. In the case of the post office it is more to protect the union.” C.H. “It won’t. Just get the bills two days later.” J.Z. “I would rather have the U.S. P.S. discontinue Wednesday or Thursday service. That way there would be minimal delay as compared to a two day lapse over the weekend.” N.F. “Saturdays bills and junk mail would come on Monday. They could cut it back to delivery Monday, Wednesday and Friday and I could care less. The USPS is just another failure of the federal government.” Nick Weber “Nowadays, if it’s urgent, it goes by email or FedEx. Two or three deliveries of junk mail a week is more than enough! “I know that the USPS has just said it won’t consider dropping Saturday delivery, but that is just ‘Head in the sand’ thinking.” D.M.R.
State lawmakers shouldn’t nickel-and-dime Ohio families With so many Ohioans suffering unemployment and pay cuts, lawmakers have a responsibility to find sensible, long-term solutions to our state’s economic emergency. It is vital to fix the deficit without overloading families and businesses with taxes. However, the state budget raised income tax rates by 4.2 percent and enforced more than 150 new fines, fees and penalties without reining in the cost of state government. One such fee is a new $20 late fee for renewing your driver’s license and vehicle registration, which has already affected 400,000 people and fattened state revenues by more than $6 million. For many families, $20 could determine whether there is food on the table or whether a family member is able to get the medicine they need. Unfortunately, this is just one of many fees Ohioans can expect to encounter for simply living their lives. I don’t believe that squeezing additional dollars out of the taxpayers is the right way to balance the budget and have instead advocated for cost-containment measures on state spending. If Ohio’s spending continues to grow, the taxpayers will be forced to foot the bill each budget cycle. To help correct just one of the countless mistakes that were made in this budget, I co-sponsored a measure to eliminate the
$20 BMV late fee and allow individuals to rightfully keep their own money. House Bill 428 has received bipartiRon Maag san support in Community the House, and I that Press guest hope House Democcolumnist rats will move quickly on this bill so the legislature can fix the root of the budget problem: Uncontrolled government spending. In the past six years, Ohio’s total state spending increased by about 2.4 percent, while the general revenue fund grew by about 4.5 percent. This steep growth in state spending translates to more taxes on families and businesses, as well as the exodus of thousands of individuals from our state. The best solution to Ohio’s economic crisis is to enact costcontainment measures to make state government more efficient and effective. House Republicans have introduced numerous bills to attack government waste and improve the citizens’ access to vital services. These measures include legislation to reduce Medicaid waste, streamline state spending and audit state agencies.
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Internship opportunity to learn about government Each year, legislators consider hundreds of bills and amendments in committees and during House and Senate sessions. None of this would be possible without the hard work of the Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC), which provides a variety of technical and research services to lawmakers and staff at the Statehouse, such as drafting and analyzing bills and amendments and providing estimates of state revenue and expenditures. In addition to their work for legislators, the LSC also sponsors full-time, paid internships each year designed to provide recent college graduates interested in government and politics the opportunity to learn firsthand about the inner workings of the Ohio General Assembly. The LSC Internship program begins the first week in December and ends Dec. 31 of the following year. No political experience is necessary and the only eligibility requirement is that applicants must have graduated from a fouryear college degree program by the start of the program. The program is not limited to those majoring in political science or other government-related fields. In fact, the 2010 class features interns who studied history, business and sports management and several who have also earned
master’s and law degrees. The majority of LSC interns work in the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate, where they Sen. Shannon are assigned to Jones work either for Community an individual or for Press guest member an entire caucolumnist cus. Other interns work directly with LSC staff in drafting legislation and performing legal or fiscal research. Two interns with backgrounds in telecommunications are assigned to Ohio Government Telecommunications, the agency responsible for televising legislative sessions and producing other government and educational programming. Here in the Ohio Senate, LSC interns are assigned to members’ offices, where they perform a wide range of activities such as assisting with administrative duties and constituent inquiries, attending meetings, researching legislative issues and writing speeches and press releases. The interns also monitor committee hearings and floor sessions in order to gain more insight into
the legislative process. The skills and relationships interns gain during the year will benefit them throughout their professional lives, whether they continue to work in government or pursue a career in another field. I am pleased to say that the intern that has been assigned to my office this year is also from southwestern Ohio. Mallory Heidorn is a native of Cincinnati and attended Xavier University, where she majored in philosophy, politics and the public and political science. Mallory has been a wonderful addition to my office and I hope she enjoys her time working in the Ohio Senate. Applications for the legislative internship program are due by April 1 and the deadline to apply for a telecommunications internship is May 31. For more information about the program or to download an application, visit LSC’s Web site at www.lsc.state.oh.us/internship. You can also write to: Internship Program Coordinators, 77 South High St., Ninth floor, Columbus, OH 43215. Contact State Sen. Shannon Jones at 614-466-9737, via e-mail: sd07@ senate.state.oh.us or by mail: State Sen. Shannon Jones, 1 Capitol Square, Statehouse, Columbus, OH 43215.
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SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
Owner Sandy Gross, left, and general manager Leah Busch stand in front of some of the glass-making materials available at Brazee Street Studios. A variety of workshops are also offered at the studio.
New business is a glass act Sandy Gross wanted to combine two of her passions – teaching and glass. In November she did just that by opening Brazee Street Studios in Oakley. The studio offers classes as well as glass-making materials. It also houses 15 artists who work in a variety of media. “I’d outgrown my basement where I did my work and also offered instruction,” said Gross, 41, who lives in Indian Hill. Workshops are offered in kiln-formed glass, which involves designing plates, bowls and tiles, as well as in glass bead making. Gross, who was a resident artist at Seven Hills School and is a participant in the CraftSummer workshops at Miami University, said she wanted a building that was green friendly. “One of our goals was to have an environmentally sensitive facility,” she said. “That was very important to me when we chose the site.” The building was previously a tool and die factory that was totally renovated. The studio will have
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4426 Brazee Street 321-0206. Web site www.brazeestreetstudios.com Sandy Gross, owner Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Classes are also offered at various times. solar power and other green features. General manager and gallery director Leah Busch, 26, of North Avondale, said the location is also a plus. “I think Oakley has a growing arts community,” she said. “We’re hoping to become a leader in that.” Artists who share the space range from a fiber artist who uses alpaca wool to mosaic artists and print makers. Brazee Street Studios is located at 4426 Brazee St. For information, visit the Web site at www.brazeestreetstudios.co m or call 321-0206. By Forrest Sellers. Send your “Small Business Spotlight” suggestions to espangler@communitypress. com
THINGS TO DO On stage
Mariemont Players Inc. is presenting “Laura” at 8 p.m. Friday, March 19, at Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Columbia Township. It is a suspense mystery. The classic 1940s crime noir poses the question, “Who killed socialite Laura Hunt?” The cost is $17. Reservations are recommended. Call 684-1236.
Hunt for ghosts
Cincinnati Observatory Center is hosting Haunted Observatory at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place, Mount Lookout. Explore legends and separate facts from fiction on a unique insider’s tour. Follow along with actual ghost hunters and learn techniques they use. It is led by Spiritual H.O.P.E. Society. The cost is $45. Reservations are required. Call 321-5186 or visit www.cincinnatiobservatory.org.
The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County is hosting “Spring Celebration” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Hyde Park Branch Library, 2747 Erie Ave., Hyde Park. The event features Celtic music by Silver Arm!. The event is free. Call 369-4456.
Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church and Armstrong Chapel UMC are presenting “Requiem” at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 21, at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Hyde Park. Music is composed by Mormon Tabernacle Choir Conductor Mack Wilberg. The concert features Hyde Park Community UMC Choir and Armstrong Chapel UMC Chancel Choir and 29-piece orchestra. With soloists Brittany Wheeler, mezzo soprano, and Kelvin Chan, baritone. Call 871-1345 or visit www.hydeparkchurch.com.
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Madeira resident Les LeFevre hasn’t given up his search for the ivory-billed woodpecker, despite the fact that he didn’t find the elusive bird during a recent expedition to Florida.
LeFevre not giving up search for elusive ivory-billed woodpecker
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A Madeira painter and adventurer who’d hoped to find an ivory-billed woodpecker in an expedition to Florida’s northern panhandle returned home without sighting any of the birds. Les LeFevre said he and 17 fellow travelers who spent a week in the search earlier this month got tantalizing hints that the woodpeckers may indeed not be extinct, as many fear. He expects to search again. “We found trees we suspect are ivory bill feeding trees, and some of our group believe they heard the call
and tapping of the bird,” said LeFevre, 67. “I am sure the group will return until it is found.” Accompanying LeFevre were fellow members of Masterworks for Nature – a group of wildlife artists who help raise money for nature education and conservation. Masterworks for Nature member John Ruthven, the famous wildlife artist and Cincinnati native, was on the trip, as were naturalists and scientists. LeFevre said the size and conditions of the area to search made it more challenging. “The area we are looking at is over 500,000 acres, so it is sort of like a
needle in a haystack,” LeFevre said. “We were looking where there were credible sightings before. It is very dense in the swamp, so sighting anything is difficult.” LeFevre said the temperature would rise to 50 degrees in the afternoons. But, “It was extremely cold in the mornings, starting at 13 degrees the first day and 20 degrees the rest of the days,” he said. LeFevre said the group set up a video camera near the feeding tree to see whether ivory-billed woodpeckers feed there, but he’s not heard whether the camera caught anything interesting.
Cincinnati Zoo expands visitor experience Cincinnati Zoo visitors will meet the deadliest reptile on earth, welcome one of the most charismatic and funloving animals on the planet, watch the fastest animal in the world and play at the zoo like never before. “We’re shifting our Visitor Experience Initiative into overdrive in an effort to inspire visitors with wildlife,” said Thane Maynard, Cincinnati Zoo executive director. “From dragons and manatees to cheetahs and more play for kids, 2010 offers more animals and more fun.” In April, the zoo will welcome two new manatees to Manatee Springs. With the departure of the zoo’s former manatees, “Slip” and “Lil’ Joe,” last October, the zoo has had time to invest in the already-popular exhibit. Through the generosity of a private donor, the zoo was able to make critical updates to aging rock work, install a new filtration system which focuses on sustainability, re-carpet the public
areas and update the interactive kiosks. Also opening in April, is the zoo’s newly renovated Spaulding Children’s Zoo, featuring a new “Be the Animal” play-scape and an expanded contact yard. The play area includes synthetic mulch, a slide, crawl tunnel, pole to “hang like a potto,” monkey bars to “swing like a monkey,” balance beam to “balance like a cat,” updated turtle shells, new spider web and more. Opening Memorial Day weekend, the zoo will highlight a much larger Cheetah Encounter exhibit which means more room for the animals and guests. The cheetahs’ running space will be 40 percent larger (50 feet longer and 40 feet wider) than the previous Cheetah Encounter yard. Additional seating and shaded bleachers will be added to benefit zoo visitors.
The completion of this project marks phase II completion of the zoo’s Africa project. Finally, on June 5, the Komodo dragon returns to the zoo with the opening of its newest exhibit, “Dragons!” In addition to the new Komodo dragon, the exhibit will also feature several species of monitor lizards, highlighting the largest, longest, smallest and some of the most colorful monitor lizards in the world. The zoo hasn’t had a Komodo since the passing of Naga in 2005. The Cincinnati Zoo opens daily at 9 a.m. Regular admission prices are $14 for adults, $9 for children and seniors (2-12, 62-plus) and children under two are free. Parking is $7. For more information, visit www.cincinnatizoo.org.
Cincinnati has reputation for ‘greenest’ zoo The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden recently announced the Vine Street Village Pavilion and transportation hub received a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) NC Gold certification – the secondhighest rating awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This new Metro hub is incorporated into the Vine Street parking lot and is the first LEED-certified hub in the nation. This new, green transportation hub helps to not only maintain the Cincinnati Zoo’s reputation as the greenest zoo in the country but also highlights
the venture of Metro to make Cincinnati a greener city. “Metro plays a vital part in our community’s efforts to protect the environment,” said Marilyn Shazor, Metro’s CEO. “We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden for its strong commitment to environmental sustainability and for partnering with us on Metro’s first LEED-certified transit hub.” This is the zoo’s third LEED award and their first LEED Gold certification.
The Cincinnati Zoo is the first zoo in the country with multiple LEED projects. The Cincinnati Zoo recently was awarded LEED NC Platinum certification for its Historic Vine Street Village. The zoo’s first LEED-certified building (and the first Silver-certified building in Cincinnati) was its Harold C. Schott Education Center, which opened in 2006. To learn more about how to “Go Green,” log on to www.cincinnatizoo.org and click on “Saving the Earth.”
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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, M A R C H 1 8
Queen City Art Club Exhibit, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road. Local artists present 50-60 works. Most pieces available for purchase. Free. Presented by Queen City Art Club. 321-3219; www.queencityartclub.org. Montgomery.
Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road. Bring monetary donations only in the form of check, money order or credit card. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; www.cincinnatiredcross.org. Blue Ash. Half Pint Library Book Drive, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Half Price Books, 8188 Montgomery Road. Collection and distribution of children’s books for families and children in need through local non-profit and community organizations. 891-7170. Kenwood.
Intuitive Development Training, 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Whatever Works Wellness Center, 7433 Montgomery Road. Develop psychic skills using tarot cards and spirit artwork. Learn old fashioned art of tea leaf reading, flame messages and clairvoyantly seeing with inner eyes. Beginners start 6:30 p.m.; advanced, 7 p.m. Family friendly. $10. Reservations required. 791-9428. Silverton. AARP Tax Assistance, noon-5 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Attendees get help with taxes. For seniors. Free. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org. Amberley Village.
HEALTH / WELLNESS
Eplilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Presentation on epilepsy. Free. Registration required. 2472100. Symmes Township.
ON STAGE - COMEDY
Kevin Brennan, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $8, $4 college and military night. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. Reservations required. 984-9288; http://www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery. F R I D A Y, M A R C H 1 9
Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227; www.green-acres.org. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill.
FOOD & DRINK
Wine Bar Tasting, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; www.theewinestore.com. Montgomery. Lenten Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, All-you-can-eat fried cod, shrimp, grilled chicken breast, cheese pizza, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, bread desserts and drinks. Carryout available. $9, $5 carryout only, $4 ages 5-10, free ages 3 and under. 8918527. Blue Ash. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. All Saints Church, 8939 Montgomery Road. Marge Schott Parish Center. Includes fried cod, grilled salmon, tilapia, shrimp, pizza, fries, sweet potato fries, macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes, salad, coleslaw and applesauce. Carryout available. Cash only. $1-$8.50. 792-4600. Sycamore Township.
St. Columban Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road. Salmon, fried cod, shrimp, cheese pizza, sandwiches, gourmet or tossed salad, baked potato, fries, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, applesauce, beer, soft drinks and bottled water. Drive-through and walk-in carryout available. $1-$9. 683-0105; www.stcolumban.org. Loveland. Fish Fry, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. St. John the Evangelist Church, 7121 Plainfield Road. Cafeteria. Includes fried or baked fish, shrimp, pizza, macaroni and cheese and beverages. Desserts and carryout available. $1-$7.50. 791-3238. Deer Park.
HEALTH / WELLNESS
Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road. Blood pressure, weight, foot and spinal screenings. Walk-ins welcome. Free. Appointment requested. 7840084; www.owenschiroandrehabcenter.com. Silverton.
HOLIDAY - ST. PATRICK’S DAY
St. Patty’s Party, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. With Judy Downer, local entertainer. Includes snacks. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township.
ON STAGE - COMEDY
Kevin Brennan, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $12. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 9849288; http://www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.
ON STAGE - THEATER
Anything Goes, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 Second St. Cole Porter musical comedy. $16, $14 seniors and students. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. Through March 27. 697-6769; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland. Laura, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road. Suspense mystery. Classic 1940s crime noir poses the question, ‚ÄúWho killed socialite Laura Hunt?”. $17. Reservations recommended. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through April 4. 6841236. Columbia Township. S A T U R D A Y, M A R C H 2 0
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Madeira Historical Society Meeting, noon Membership will elect 12th member to the board of directors. At 1 p.m. Miles Miller presents program “Brick by Brick: Restoring the Past.” Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Madeira Historical Society. 2404348. Madeira. Elderhostel/Exploritas Alumni Meeting, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave. Barbara Johnson speaks on her exploration of Northern Spain, hiking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Includes drinks and snacks. Free. Presented by Elderhostel Alumni. 489-7771. Madeira.
Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill.
HOLIDAY - ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Irish Step-Dancing, 2 p.m. Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road. Irish music and dance with the McGing Irish Dancers. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6001. Symmes Township.
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HOME & GARDEN
Gardening Classes, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Robert L. Schuler Sports Complex, 11532 Deerfield Road. Schuler Community Room. Ideas and tips for great lawns, new products and landscape methods. Presented by staff of Bloomin Garden Centre. Free. Presented by Sycamore Township. 791-8447. Sycamore Township.
MUSIC - CONCERTS
The Rusty Griswolds, 9:30 p.m. Bar SeventyOne, 8850 Governors Hill Drive, Ages 21 and up. $10. 774-9697. Symmes Township.
ON STAGE - COMEDY
Kevin Brennan, 8 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $12. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 9849288; http://www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery. Comedy Show, 8 p.m. With Brandon Johnson, Michael Rudolph Clos, Jason Robbins, Gary Offill and Dave Glardon. Gravy, 1513 Ohio 28, Free. Reservations required. 576-6789. Loveland.
ON STAGE - THEATER
Anything Goes, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 seniors and students. 697-6769; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland. The Rainmaker, 8 p.m. Mayerson JCC, $15, $12 students with ID. 793-6237. Amberley Village. Laura, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 684-1236. Columbia Township.
Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting-call ahead. Loveland Castle, 12025 Shore Road. Small-scale, authentic castle. Picnic area. Group tours and special events available. $3. Through March 28. 683-4686; www.lovelandcastle.com. Symmes Township.
Kindervelt No. 30 is hosting a Wine Pairing at 7 p.m. Friday, March 19, at The Kitchen Design Studio, 10816 Millington Court, Blue Ash. Dick and Mary Fruehwald (pictured,) of The Wine Store in Montgomery will discuss wine to complement the fourcourse Mediterranean meal being served. Greek chef, Marie Tsacalis, demonstrates course preparation. Tour of model kitchens included. Proceeds benefit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The cost is $68 couple, $38. Reservations are required. Call 561-9450.
HEALTH / WELLNESS
Wellness Expo, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Learn about important health issues. Health-related activities, workshops and tests available. Family friendly. Free. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org. Amberley Village.
LITERARY - STORY TIMES The Global Lovers, 2 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Reading of poet Rhonda Pettit’s timely poetic drama examining sex slavery and its relationship to U.S. consumer culture. Followed by conversation with playwright and director. Ages 18 and up. $15. Registration recommended. 683-2340; http://bit.ly/5EOVdm. Loveland.
ON STAGE - THEATER
Spring Garage Sale, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Loveland Presbyterian Church, 360 Robin Ave. Furniture, small appliances, collectibles and more. Food available. 683-2525; LPCUSA.org. Loveland. Work Smart Office Sale, 2 p.m. The Container Store, 5901 E. Galbraith Road. Includes free “Get Your Office Working for You” demonstrations and gift card giveaway. 7450600; www.containerstore.com. Sycamore Township. Fi(gh)t for the Cure, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dillard’sKenwood, 7913 Montgomery Road. Free Wacoal or b.tempt’d bra fitting. Wacoal donates $2 per participant and additional $2 for bras purchased. Benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 745-4489. Kenwood.
Recreational Gymnastics, 9 a.m.-9:40 a.m. Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road. Registration required. 527-4000. Fairfax. S U N D A Y, M A R C H 2 1
Anything Goes, 3 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 seniors and students. 697-6769; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland. Laura, 7 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 684-1236. Columbia Township.
Half Pint Library Book Drive, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Half Price Books, 891-7170. Kenwood.
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Shout! A Swinging 60s Sensation, 7 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, By appointment. 3794139; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.
Zumba, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Cincy Dance Studio, 8143 Camargo Road. Suite B, $10. Registration required. 859-630-7040; www.cincydance.com. Madeira.
Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227; www.greenacres.org. Indian Hill.
RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY Last Supper = Passover Seder?, 10 a.m.noon, Temple Sholom, 3100 Longmeadow, Dialogue about interfaith issues. Learn history and customs of Passover. Sample and learn to make different Haroset recipes. Free. Registration requested. Presented by Temple Sholom Interfaith Outreach. 791-1330. Amberley Village.
SPORTS-REGISTRATIONS & TRYOUTS
Tennis Night in America Youth Registration, 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Camargo Racquet Club, 8215 Camargo Road. Presented by United States Tennis Association. 793-9200; www.tennisnight.com. Madeira. M O N D A Y, M A R C H 2 2
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Retired Persons Job Fair, noon-3 p.m. Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Oak Room. Categories include part-time positions, temporary positions and seasonal positions. For applicants who are over 55 and retired. 686-1013. Blue Ash.
Spring Break Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mayerson JCC, $62 per day. Registration required. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org. Amberley Village.
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Paxton’s Idol, 9 p.m. Paxton’s Grill, 126 W. Loveland Ave. Karaoke competitions with prizes. 583-1717; www.paxtonsgrill.com. Loveland.
Montgomery Woman’s Club Town Hall Lecture Series, 8 p.m. Sycamore Junior High School, 5757 Cooper Road.Author and columnist Jane Bryant Quinn speaks on right choices in risky times. $35. Registration required. 6841632; www.montgomerywomansclub.org. Montgomery. Montgomery Woman’s Club Town Hall Lecture Series, 11 a.m. Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road.Author and columnist Jane Bryant Quinn speaks on right choices in risky times. $35. Registration required. 6841632; www.montgomerywomansclub.org/. Montgomery.
ON STAGE - COMEDY
Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place.Aspiring comics, amateurs and professionals take the stage.Ages 18 and up. $5. Reservations required. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.
Hearing Screenings and Presentation, 2:30 a.m.-4 a.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Hear USA performs free hearing screenings .Ages 50-99. Free. Registration required. 247-2100. Symmes Township.
Shout! A Swinging 60s Sensation, 7 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road. Musical revue. Only female auditionees are needed. Prepare a one-two minute song. Accompanist and CD player available. Be prepared for cold readings, movement combination and group singing. Dancers taught dance combination. Wear fitted clothes and heeled shoes. Production dates: July 9-25. By appointment. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through March 23. 379-4139; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township.
CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road. Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. 351-5005. Kenwood. Adoption S.T.A.R. Orientation Session, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road. Learn about adoption. Free. Registration required. Presented by Adoption S.T.A.R. 631-6590; www.adoptionstar.com. Symmes Township.
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to Cincinnati to perform “Beethoven’s Last Night,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at the Taft Theatre. They will also perform songs from their new album, “Night Castle.” Tickets are $48.50 and $58.50; $1 from each ticket will be donated to the Music Resource Center. Call 513-721-8883 or visit www.Livenation.com. Pictured is Roddy Chong of Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Joel Silverman, 7 p.m. Camp Bow Wow, 4955 Creek Road. Host of Animal Planet’s “Good Dog U” discusses and signs his book, “What Color is Your Dog?” Co-star Foster also in attendance. Includes seminar focusing on philosophy behind his successful career as an animal trainer. Free. 745-9850; www.campbowwow.com/cincinnati. Blue Ash.
See DJ Lance, Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee in “Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: There’s a Party in My City!” at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Aronoff Center. The production features music, singing, dancing and animation. Hip-hop artist Biz Markie will also be on stage teaching kids how to beat box, as well as special guests The Aquabats, as part of the Super Music Friends Show. Tickets are $25 and $35. Children under 1 year old are admitted for free to sit on a parent’s lap. Packages are available for $99 and include a meet-and-greet with the characters. Call 513-621-2787 or visit www.CincinnatiArts.org.
Five responses to question, ‘Why me?’ It’s not news to read that life doesn’t always happen as expected. When despite my best I lose out, can’t find a good job, watch a valuable relationship dissolve, discover I have an incurable disease, or encounter countless other major or minor tragedies – a question often arises, “Why me?” Here are five possible considerations among so many others. 1. An imagined “Contract with the Universe,” or, with God. Most of us live harboring a quid pro quo attitude. It’s as though we’ve made a contract with God or the Universe. Our imaginary contract says “If I’m good only good things will happen to me.” If I live an ordinary, honest, helpful-to-others life, things will go well and no traumas or dramas will occur.” When adversity does arrive we feel betrayed. We wonder, “Why me?”
Of course, there is no contract. Life in this world is unpredictable and unfair. Full justice, and even mercy, come later. 2. The expectation of exemption. Others die, not me; others get diseases, not me; others encounter all sorts of problems, but not me. When one of my sisters was lying on a hospital gurney awaiting an operation, a doctor friend passed. Surprised to see her he asked, “What’s wrong? What are you doing here?” Somewhat teary-eyed she told him. Then she added, “Right now I’m lying here feeling a little sorry for myself and wondering, ‘Why me?’” Known for his humor rather than tact, he exclaimed, “Well, wouldn’t a better question be, ‘Why not?’” He was realistic but insensitive. His realistic response has led me many times to ask myself that
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question. When I feel undeservedly dumped on by life I often ask myself, “Why not?” I have never been able to come up with a convincing reason that should exempt me from the vicissitudes of life. 3. My own unconscious causality. “Why me?” Because sometimes I set myself up for them by not recognizing my behavior or thoughts. E.g. Some people marry, find their spouse physically abusive, and eventually divorce. The abused person later marries again, and voila, the second spouse does the same. Is the conclusion then that all spouses abuse? Or, could I be part of the reason it occurs. Do I disrespect myself and passively permit mistreatment? Do I unconsciously seek it because as a child I saw it in my own family, and now I erroneously assume it’s something that happens in every marriage?
Or, perhaps I blame myself for it or even perceive it, in a twisted way, as an expression of love? – Besides abuse, other problems may occur in my life because I unknowingly set the stage for them. Perhaps knowing myself a lot better might help avoid some situations that just seem to “come to me.” 4. Ignorance of the ambiguity of life. Until the age of 25 or later we believe that we are gods. During mid-life and thereafter the sad news is gradually conveyed – “You are not a god; you don’t always have control over what happens; your very life hangs by a thread and you must live without the answers to many questions.” The tolerance of ambiguity is one of the signs of human maturity. Amidst it all we must take responsibility for our physical, emotional and spiritual well-
being, and grow up. In the midst of life’s ambiguous mysteries we become ripe for discovering our true self, God, and the meaning of life.
Father Lou Guntzelman Perspectives
5. Maintain a sense of greater purpose. “O God who made the lion and the lamb, you decreed I should be who I am, would it spoil some vast eternal plan, if I were a wealthy man?” sang Tevya in “Fiddler On the Roof.” Does the “vast eternal plan” for my life necessitate dealing with joys and sorrows and unfairness that are actually bringing about my growth, transformation, and eventually glory? Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community press.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.
Stuck with a timeshare? Consider charitable donation Timeshare sales are still big business, but many who bought them now say they it’s something they regret. It’s no wonder that timeshare re-sales are also big business, but trying to find a buyer can be very difficult. Cecilia Owens of Florence says one of the timeshares she owns is great – she’s used it a lot and has traded it for other properties. But she isn’t happy with her other timeshares. The key here is while timeshares can be of value, you have to know what you’re doing and how to use them. Owens said her one good timeshare has been traded for lots of trips.
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“We’ve gone to Hawaii t h r e e t i m e s . W e ’ v e gone to Florida, Arizona – w e ’ v e used it every-
where,” she said. Owens says her two other timeshares have turned out to be a drag on her. She has paid more than $14,000 for both, but the bills continue. “You may have them paid off but you’re still paying your maintenance fees and, for the three of them together it is costing us $1,600 or $1,700 a year,”
Owens said. Owens recently received a postcard from a company offering to take two of her timeshares off her hands. “They would have a deal where we could get rid of both of the timeshares. It would cost $2,400. It was guaranteed,” Owens said. The offer sounds tempting because it would get her out from under those yearly maintenance fees – fees she must pay for the rest of her life. But before doing that I suggested she consider donating the timeshares to charity. Several charities, including the American Kidney Fund, are offering to take them. The American Kidney
Fund says timeshares typically sell for from between $600 and $5,000. The sale is handled by an outside firm and when the sale is complete you’ll receive a receipt for your donation. I told Owens she won’t have to pay anything and she liked the idea she would
get a tax write off. Charities won’t automatically accept every timeshare, but they do take most. They’ll first determine the value of the property to make sure it can be sold quickly for a profit. One Web site, www.donateforacause.org.,
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Virginia Bakery offers coffeecake secrets
It all started with an heirloom cookbook compiled by Children’s Hospital Cooperative way back in 1973. It was given to me by friend Joanie Woodward, now of blessed memory. She gave it to me last year, and there was a recipe in there for Virginia Bakery’s German coffeecake. I made it and included it in a column. I did have to work with the recipe as it needed tweaking and really wasn’t easy for the home cook to duplicate. I talked with the folks at Virginia Bakery, asking for help. Well lo and behold, the authentic recipe from yes, Virginia Bakery, is in this column today. Tom Thie, of Virginia Bakery, reworked it for the home cook. It’s just one of 50 fabulous Virginia Bakery recipes included in an original cookbook by Tom. Described as a “flavored cookbook,” meaning it will be a combination of bakery history, Thie family stories, and customer memories in addition to the recipes and photos of approximately 50 of Virginia Bakery’s favorite items. And the recipe for schnecken will be included!
N o w the cookbook will be available during the winter holiday season Rita later this Heikenfeld year. let Rita’s kitchen youI’llknow exactly when, since I know I’m among the many fans who will want this Cincinnati treasure.
Virginia Bakery cinnamon coffeecake Yellow Dough Sponge
2 cups warm water 3 packs of instant dry yeast (such as Red Star) 3 cups all purpose flour Start yeast in warm water (105 to 110 degrees) for five minutes. Add flour, mix well. Cover bowl with a cloth and let rise until it doubles or the sponge starts to fall. Depending on the temperature, this could take one to two hours.
11⁄4 cup sugar 4 teaspoon salt
1 cup shortening (such as Crisco) 4 oz. salted butter (1 stick) softened to room temperature 1
⁄2 cup egg yolks 1 cup cool milk* 1 cup cool water 9 (approximately) cups flour – preferably 3 cups winter flour** (pastry flour) and 6 cups all purpose flour (*The Virginia Bakery always used whole milk and Tom Thie prefers it. “We’re not making diet bakery goods. When you consider the amount of fat and eggs in the dough, changing the milk is not going to save many fat calories. On the other hand, if skim is all you have, use it. You can always compensate by adding a tad more butter.”) (**The winter flour helps to soften the dough and gives the yellow dough a better texture. Not essential, but nice to have. All purpose flour will produce perfectly fine results.) Mix all ingredients to form a soft dough. It should be quite sticky – soft, pliable and moist – but not batterlike. If the dough forms a tight ball, you’ve added too much flour. Add a little water. Starting the dough early in the day or a day ahead is best. Fresh yellow dough is difficult to work with. Tom recommends refrigerating the dough allowing it to stiffen. It takes a few hours for
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Virginia Bakery’s famous cinnamon crumb coffeecake. the dough to rise after being oz. piece of yellow dough to in the refrigerator overnight. be spread evenly over the The sponge method is not a bottom of a well greased 8quick way to make bakery by-8-inch pan. Crisco or a goods, but the dough is spray like Pam works well. easy to work with. With lightly floured hands, For coffeecakes, such as pat to flatten with no lip. the crumb cinnamon, divide Wash the dough with dough into nine pieces. melted butter and cover Each piece will weigh generously with cinnamon approximately 12 ounces. crumbs. If you’re going to use the The recipe below yields divided dough soon, you enough to cover two cakes can just put it on a floured with a layer of streusel as tray and cover with a towel. they were made in the bakIf the dough will be frozen ery. for future use, put it in plasCinnamon Crumbs: tic bags. 2 tablespoon butter The dough should be 3 tablespoon shortening used within 48 hours or 1 ⁄3 cup sugar frozen up to a month. The 1 ⁄3 cup light brown sugar yeast activity will decline rapidly after a month and loosely packed 1 teaspoon honey your dough will be flat. When making an item optional, but desired 1 teaspoon cinnamon from frozen dough, simply 1 ⁄8 teaspoon salt thaw it in the refrigerator or in Caramel color optional the microwave on “Defrost.” 2 ⁄3 cup flour
Crumb cinnamon coffeecake topping
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Cream everything except flour. The caramel color was added to darken the crumbs.
Not necessary. If you do use it, don’t use too much, it can be bitter. Caramel color is nothing but burnt sugar. Be careful if you make it at home – it smokes something awful. Add the flour and rub between the tips of your fingers, kind of like mixing pie dough. Do not combine flour in a mixer, it is too easy to over mix. Mix until you have nice moist cinnamon crumbs. If they are too wet, add more flour. If too dry, add a little melted butter. (In the bakery, they would make the cinnamon crumb base – everything but the flour – the night before, and then rub in the flour fresh every morning. Cinnamon crumbs will dry out quickly unless covered or refrigerated.) After putting crumbs on the dough in the baking pan, let the cake rise in a warm place until dough is almost doubled. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes – until cake springs back when tested. Cakes are easier to remove from the pan when slightly warm. Often a customer would ask to have the cake covered with sifted powdered sugar Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. Email columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.
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Mercantile Library celebrates 175th birthday Cincinnati schools throughout her childhood, made a splash on the literary scene with her first novel, “Prep.” Her most recent book, “American Wife,” is a novel loosely based on the life of former First Lady, Laura Bush. She will read from her works at the library at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at the library. The cost is $10 for members, $15 others. • Simon, who will deliver the seventh annual Harriet Beecher Stowe lecture, created the acclaimed HBO series “The Wire,” which chronicled life in the streets of his hometown of Baltimore. He will speak at 7 p.m. June 14 at the library. The cost is $20 for members, $25 others. To honor the library’s anniversary, local historian Bob Vitz will present a lecture on the Mercantile’s history. The lecture, to be held March 25 at the library, will feature material from the new book Vitz has written about the library’s history. Copies will be available for purchase and signing at the
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Nationally known gardening expert, TV host and author Melinda Myers begins her 2010 spring flower show tour this month. The Cincinnati Flower Show in Symmes Park will be the final stop on her tour, Sunday, April 20. Myers will share tips on how to create big impact in the garden without spending a lot of money, growing your own food and insuring a bountiful harvest while being kind to the environment. “The tour enables me to meet and reach large groups of gardeners from all over the country,” Myers said. Myers will be presenting a wide range of topics throughout the tour, including “Affordable Eco-Friendly Landscape Makeovers,” “Grow your Favorite Recipe – Tips on Producing Beautiful and Delicious Produce,” “Year Round Garden-tainment,” “Simple Makeovers for Every Small Space in your Landscape,” “Planning & Plants for a Small Space Garden,” “Creative Containers,” “Small Space Gardens – Creating a Private Space” and more. She is the author of numerous gardening books, and hosts “Melinda’s Garden Moments,” which airs on 50 network television stations throughout the country and “Great Lakes Gardener,” seen on PBS stations throughout the United
event. It begins at 7 p.m. at the library. No charge; open to the public. Tuesday, Sept. 14, will bring best-selling writer Mary Doria Russell, author of “The Sparrow and Thread of Grace,” to the library to discuss her work. It begins at 7 p.m. at the library. The cost is $15 for members, $20 others. The library will also hold a birthday party for its members Saturday, April 17, in its refurbished space. Tours of the refurbished space will be available to the public during the month of April. The library will continue its other popular programs, including the Walnut Street Poetry Society, Grandparents Day, the Shakespearean Canon Club, Cincinnati USA and The World, First Wednesday and Graphic Novel book discussions, lectures by Jonathan Kamholtz, and the By the Book series. The Books by the Banks book fair will return Saturday, Oct. 23, to the Duke Energy Convention Center, co-sponsored by the Mer-
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The Mercantile Library has been at the center of Cincinnati’s literary scene for 175 years. Throughout 2010, the library will celebrate its birthday with an array of events for its members and the citizens of greater Cincinnati. To help celebrate this milestone, the membership library recently unveiled its updated and refurbished reading room to the media and announced its season of events and speakers. It is the first such update to the space since the library moved there in 1903. Architects Brashear Bolton Inc. designed the plans, and HGC Construction did the work. Improvements to the renewed reading room include the addition of the Niehoff Center for Elizabeth Nourse, new stacks, enhanced work space for staff, a dedicated stage area, a restroom upgrade, and an electronic book catalogue. The space retains its historic character, while offering additional creature comforts
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DEATHS Nancy Hopple-Glass, 85, formerly of Indian Hill died March 7. Survived by sons, Richard (Susan), Bruce and Robert (Regina) Hopple; daughter, Nancy (Daniel) Richardson; and grandchildren, Ben, Joseph, Katherine, Andrew, Bailey, Wayne and Kip. Preceded in death by husband, Andrew Hopple; hus-
AMERICAN BAPTIST Dianne Steelman, Pastor 4808 Eastern Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45208 513-871-2954 www.Iinwoodbaptist.org Blending Contemporary & Traditional Sunday Worship - 11 :00 a.m. Wednesday Gathering - 6:00 p.m. “Meeting the Needs of a Changing Community by Sharing the Unchanging Love of God”
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2021 Sutton Ave
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
BAPTIST 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
ROMAN CATHOLIC OUR LADY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT CENTER
Mass Schedule: 8:30am & 7:15pm Mon-Fri Confession Mon & Tues 3-4pm 1st & 3rd Friday 6:45-7:45pm Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
5440 Moeller Ave., Norwood 513-351-9800
ST. GERTRUDE PARISH Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-5020 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
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 871-0245 3035 Erie Ave Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave
CHURCH OF GOD 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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band, Earl Glass; father, Watson Irwin; and mother, Katherine McKibbin. Services were March 11 at Wyoming Presbyterian Church. Memorials to: League for Animal Welfare, 4193 Taylor Road, Batavia, OH 45103.
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3850 E. Galbraith, Deer Park Next to Dillonvale Shopping Ctr www.TrinityCincinnati.org 791-7631 Worship Service - 10:00AM Sunday School - 10:15AM Pastor Randy Wade Murphy
EPISCOPAL ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL
100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 www.stthomasepiscopal.org Sunday 7:45am Rite I Eucharist 9:00am Rite 2 Eucharist For All People 11:15am Rite 2 Choral Eucharist Childcare Provided for all Eucharists
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Cincinnati Country Day School 272-5800 www.horizoncc.com Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 www.indianhillchurch.org Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am Sunday School 10:30am Youth 7 & 8th grade 9:15am Youth 9 & 12th grade 11:45am Phone 561-6805 Fax 561-0894 INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894 Sunday Worship 8am & 9:30am www.IndianHillChurch.org
LUTHERAN ASCENSION LUTHERAN CHURCH
7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd) Worship Schedule 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion 9:45 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Forum Pastor: Josh Miller Baby sitter provided Visit our website at: http://ascensionlutheranchurch.com
Good Shepherd (E LCA) www.goodshepherd.com
7701 Kenwood Rd.
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UNITED METHODIST 7515 Forest Rd.at Beechmont Ave 231-4172
NON-DENOMINATIONAL Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243
Phone: 513-791-8348 • Fax: 513-791-5648
Jeff Hill • Minister
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FELLOWSHIP CHURCH (Preaching the Gospel of Hope) 6830 School Street (Newtown)
Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr. Minister
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NorthStar Vineyard Community Church
Sunday 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556 www.northstarvineyard.org
Traditional Service 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Service 9:30 & 11:00am (Nursery care from 9:15am-12:15pm.) Sunday School for Children & Adults at 9:30am & 11:00am. Youth Fellowship (grade 7-12), 6-8pm.
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CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org "The GPS of Life: Judging Others"
Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate) Sunday Services 9:00, 10:15 & 11:45 AM
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Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor
RELIGION Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church
Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church is offering a 13-week session of “DivorceCare,” a scripturally-based support group for men and women going through separation or divorce. The group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the church (through April 13). More information is available at the church’s Web site armstrongchapel.org, or divorcecare.com. Registration is also available at either Web site or by calling the church office at 5614220. All are welcome. The choirs from Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church in Indian Hill and Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church will combine for a performance at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 21, at the Hyde Park location, 1345 Grace Ave. They will perform “Requiem” by Mack Wilberg, music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. For more information contact Susan Siemer at Armstrong Chapel, 5614220. The chapel is at 5125 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 561-4220.
Ascension Lutheran Church
The church is hosting a light sandwich supper at 6 p.m. every Wednesday during Lent in the fellowship hall. All the fixin’s for a sandwich buffet and a salad will be provided. Following a short time for gathering, Pastor Josh lead a series of discussions on “being Lutheran.” Taken from the small catechism, these discussions are designed to engage those new to the Lutheran tradition and as a “refresher” for those who have been part of the Lutheran tradition for many years. A worship service will follow immediately at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. All are welcome. The topics for each week’s discussion are: March 18, Baptism, Be Not Afraid; March 24, Communion, Sighs Too Deep for Words. The Lenten series is also Maundy Thursday, April 1, and Good Friday, April 2. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288.
Brecon United Methodist Church
Sr. Pastor Mark Rowland Ann Luzader, Mike Carnevale
Children’s Church, during the 10:45 a.m. hour, will be using the new curriculum “Hands-on-Bible MAX.” Each week, the children will use the Bible, love the Bible and live the Bible. Children’s Sunday School is available at 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Services are 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. The church is at 7388 East Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.
Christ Church Glendale
The church offers a Choral Evensong at 5 p.m. the first Sunday of each month. Each service concludes with fellowship in the Olivia House parish hall. The Evensong at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 21, will feature the Adult Choir of Christ Church, and an orchestra, presenting a service which includes the Viennese Vespers, with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn. Christ Church Glendale has four choirs which regularly perform at both Sunday services and special services: The Adult choir; the Schola Cantorum, for children ages 7 to 14; the Chorus Angelorum, open to young women ages 14 to 21, and the English Handbell Choir, open to musicians age 14 and above.
2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN
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More information is available at 771-1544, email@example.com or www.christchurchglendale.org. The church is at 965 Forest Ave., Glendale; 771-1544.
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.
Church of the Saviour United Methodist
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 27. All are welcome. It is a free family event. Fireproof Your Marriage-The Love Dare class if from 7 to 8:30 p.m. weekly March 28 through May 1. Call the church for details. Summer Vacation Bible School will be from 9 a.m. to noon June 21-25; and 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 26-30. Registration begins April 1. Senior Men meet at 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday for lunch and fellowship. Moms Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, and at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 24. Be the best mom you can be. Call the church to make a reservation for child care. Church of the Saviour Book Club will discuss “The Levanter” by Eric Ambler at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at the Harper’s Point Panera. All are welcome. The church is located at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142; www.cos-umc.org.
Clough United Methodist Church
The church is hosting the Clough United Methodist Church EggStravaganza at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 27. Children ages 3 through sixth grade are invited to an Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of the church. Children can visit with the Clough Clowns and participate in a drawing for special prizes. Parents are encouraged to bring cameras to photograph their children at Easter backgrounds. Children should bring their Easter baskets. This event is free. Donations of canned food for the Food Bank at Inter Parish Ministries in Newtown will be accepted. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of rain, activities will move inside the church. For more information, call the church office at 231-4301 or visit www.cloughchurch.org. The church is at 2010 Wolfangle Road, Anderson Township; 2314301.
Connections Christian Church
The church has contemporary worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays.
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8290 Batavia-Pike - Route 32 Pastor: Lonnie & Erica Richardson Wednesday Evening Services - 7:00pm Sunday Morning Worship - 10:45 am
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The church is at 7421 East Galbraith Road, Madeira; 791-8348.
Epiphany United Methodist Church
Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Easter Sunday services at Epiphany United Methodist church will be Sunday, April 4. There will be three services Easter morning: 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. will be traditional services with the contemporary service at 9 a.m. Professional childcare will be available at all services. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.
Faith Christian Fellowship Church
Rock Church ministry for seventh through 12th grade meets the third Saturday of each month 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Features DJ, dancing, games, prizes and concessions. The church is at 6800 School St., Newtown; 271-8442.
Faith United Church of Christ
The church is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, for children. It will be followed by refreshments, face painting and fun-filled games. The church is at 6886 Salem Road, Mount Washington; 231-8285.
First Baptist Church of Anderson Hills
The church is planning a week of Easter Revival. At 11 a.m. Sunday, March 28, the choir will present “I Know My Redeemer Lives.” The video series “The Easter Experience” will be shown at 6:45 p.m. Monday through Saturday, March 29 through April 3. This is a seven-part series showing Jesus’ journey to the cross, his death and resurrection. A discussion period will follow. The church will host the annual EGGStravaganza from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 3, featuring an Easter egg hunt with more than 2,000 eggs along with inflatables for the children to enjoy. They will conclude the series with the ultimate culmination of the Easter experience at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 4, Resurrection Sunday. The church is at 1674 Eight Mile Road, Anderson Township; 4742441.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
The church is hosting Scrapbooking from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nearly every third Monday. Free childcare is provided. You must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. For more information, call the church at 891-1700. The dates are: April 19, May 17, June 7, July 19 and Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700.
Hartzell United Methodist
The church is hosting Lenten Fish Fries from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday through April 2. Menu of macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, bread, desert and drink will be served with entree choices of shrimp basket, two-piece grilled chicken breast, two slices cheese pizza or All-You-Can-Eat-Icelandic-Cod. The cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children (ages 5-10), and free for children under age 4. Ladies of the church provide the homemade baked desserts. Another bible study, “The Life We Share,” a comparative study of the major world religions will meet with Pastor Roberts each Monday through March 22. Bring your bible. Sunday Worship Services are 9 and 10:30 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s School is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. Youth Groups, Bible Studies weekly; Childcare and Transportation provided. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.
Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church
The church is hosting the 57th annual Sauerkraut Supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 20. The menu includes sauerkraut, ribs, metts, pork sausage, hot dogs, green beans, mashed potatoes, apple pie and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children. The church is at 3799 Hyde Park Ave., off Madison Road, Hyde Park; 531-5845.
Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church
The church is offering weekly adult Sunday school classes and monthly mid-week contemplative services and labyrinth walks. Visit www.hydeparkchurch.com for dates, times and locations. Nursery care for infants is provided each Sunday from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. The church is at 1345 Grace Ave.; 871-1345.
Indian Hill Journal
March 18, 2010
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POLICE REPORTS INDIAN HILL
Police made no arrests and issued no citations.
Unlisted items reported missing at 8495 Fox Club, Feb. 21.
Twenty checks taken at 5405 Waring, Feb. 26. Firewood taken at 8605 Shawnee Run, Feb. 27.
Pillar damaged at 8500 Fox Cub, Feb. 27.
About police reports The Community Press obtains reports on file with local police departments. We publish the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. Following disposition of cases in the
court system, individuals may supply The Community Press with documentation of the disposition for publication. To contact your local police department: • Indian Hill Rangers: Chief Chuck Schlie, 5617000.
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State Sen. Shannon Jones (R-Springboro) accepts the “Watchdog of the Treasury” Award from the United Conservatives of Ohio for her work during the 127th General Assembly.
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State Sen. Shannon Jones (R-7th District) received the “Watchdog of the Treasury” Award from the United Conservatives of Ohio for her work during the 127th General Assembly. Jones, who has consistently voted against tax increases and has been a leader at the Statehouse in the fight against excessive spending and government waste, received her award (in the shape of a small bulldog statute) at a breakfast this morning. “Too many Ohioans are out of work and struggling to make ends meet. They simply cannot afford to send more of their limited resources to fund big gov-
ernment at all levels,” Jones said. “More than ever, government must be efficient with taxpayer dollars and err on the side of tightening the belt rather than always going back to the taxpayer.” This General Assembly, Jones is continuing her work to rein in government spending. She voted no on more than $1 billion in fee increases as part of the state budget bill as well as against the governor’s income tax increase. She is one of three senators appointed by Senate President Bill Harris to serve on the Budget Planning and Management Commission. This task force is working to develop a strategy for balancing the next state budget, which is expected to be
more than $7 billion short due to all the one-time and federal stimulus money used prop up the current budget. Jones has introduced a resolution to oppose federal health care legislation, which would drive up costs to Ohio families, businesses and state government. She helped pass legislation in January that would prevent the Admicnistration
from diverting funds from Ohioans charitable donations to balance the state budget. Her bill is pending in the Ohio House of Representatives. Jones represents the 7th Ohio Senate District, which includes Warren County and a portion of Hamilton County. Prior to her service in the Ohio Senate, she served as state representative for the 67th District.
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Cincinnati Park Board – is partnering with Disney to provide service projects to the community. Disney is promoting community service in 2010. Volunteering in a park for a day will earn volunteers a one-day pass to either Disney World or Disneyland. Visit www.disneyparks.com to register for the “Give a Day Get a Disney Day” program by searching on the Web site for Cincinnati Parks. Sign up for an opportunity and serve six hours in a neighborhood park, nature center of greenspace. Then, give a day of service to Cincinnati Parks by volunteering for one of the approved opportunities. Up to eight passes will be given per family, an $80 value per person. Ticket must be used by Dec. 15. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or e-mail email@example.com rg, or visit www.cincinnatizoo.org. Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays through November. For a complete list visit www.grailville.org or call 6832340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the
March 18, 2010 entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Call 324-2873 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.grannysgardenschool.com. 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 1-866-9812251 and leave your name and phone. Visit www.ggrand.org. Email email@example.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. 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 nationallyrenowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: Keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species,
Volunteer opportunities taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist at 853-6866. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit www.tristatecart.com for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, email@example.com.
Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-thescenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. E-mail email@example.com or visit www.grannysgardenschool.com. Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development – Volunteers are needed for Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes and English to Speakers of Other Language classes.There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. Call 612-5830. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 5420195. Madeira Historical Society – will have the annual spring cleanup pf the 2-acre park area surrounding the Miller House Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27.Volunteers will be welcome to help rake and prepare the many
gardens found on the Miller House grounds. The Miller House and park is located at 7226 Miami Ave., next door to the Madeira library. Call 561-9069. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have oneon-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-2301. The Women’s Connection – is beginning planning for a Teen Resource Fair from 5-7 p.m. March 18, to be conducted at Seton High School, and needs volunteers. This event is free and open to all young men and women, ages 14-17. Teens will receive information on employment opportunities. Additionally, teens will receive advice and guidance on ways to find summer jobs. Jori Cotton, Youth Programs coordinator, is recruiting volunteers to serve on the Planning Committee as well as volunteer the day of the event. Call 471HOPE, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.thewomensconnection.org. The Women’s Connection is a nonprofit organization in Price Hill providing support for change by educating, empowering and enriching women, children and families through educational programming, personal enrichment, professional development and information and referrals.
The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit www.myy.org. YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 41st annual Appalachian Festival – is seeking volunteers at least 18 years old to help in all aspects of presenting the festival. It is Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7, 8 and 9, at Coney Island. The festival celebrates the area’s rich mountain heritage with down-home entertainment, crafts, food and cultural attractions. Volunteers are needed for committee assignments and on-site help during the festival. Volunteers are particularly needed on Friday, May 7, to help with Children’s Day activities, such as kids’ crafts and games. Call 251-3378 or e-mail email@example.com. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 241-2600.
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Published on Mar 18, 2010
Published on Mar 18, 2010
Indian Hill students have been given a chance to show off their artistic talents. Their work, along with that of other students in the Trist...