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Horizon Community Church’s new building is moving along on schedule despite regular weather interruptions. The project is expected to be completed by January.

Retreat to the Woods

A capacity crowd recently filled the meeting room at Hueston Woods Lodge near Oxford, Ohio, when Armstrong Chapel conducted its third annual women’s retreat. SEE LIFE, B5

New building on the ‘Horizon’

Church expects to move to facility by January 2011 By Rob Dowdy

Modern times

Cincinnati Country Day School Upper School held its winter musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” Feb. 25-Feb. 27 in the school’s John Whitman Keeler Theater. SEE SCHOOLS, A5


Horse sense

Tim Marshall has more than 40 years experience in training, riding and driving horses, and he wants to pass some of that knowledge onto to local residents. Marshall, the Turner Farm teamster, is teaching three-day courses in an introduction to horse driving. Upcoming classes will be April 9 through April 11 and April 23 through April 25. SEE STORY, A4

The atrium of Horizon Community Church’s new building will feature a coffee shop and fireplace, and was constructed with trusses in the ceiling that were custom made in North Carolina.

It’s been a long journey, but members of Horizon Community Church will soon have a building they can call “home.” The church, which holds worship services at Cincinnati Country Day School, is building its new facility on Church Road in Anderson Township. The project broke ground in July and Trey Smith, building team leader, said the facility should be open by January. The new building will feature an atrium with coffee shop, a large children’s area, administrative offices, multiple fireplaces and plenty of meeting space for church and community functions. Smith said when designing the building, Horizon officials were looking to blend contemporary and traditional needs. “In the end, it’ll be the best of both worlds,” Smith said.

While portions of the building will resemble churches built several decades ago, other parts of Horizon will appear more sleek and contemporary. Horizon began working on building a new facility more than three years ago, when plans began taking shape and the

church was purchasing fill dirt for elevation on the site it purchased. Smith said after all the hard work that’s gone into the project, the congregation is getting anxious to move out of Cincinnati Country Day School and into a home of their own.

Author uses resident stories to write book stories,” Long said. Quinn, who owns a telecommunications consulting business, said the book originally Eugene Quinn suggests that lessons was going to detail the wisdom he received learned from mothers lead to success later in from his mother, but publishers balked at the life in his book, “Moms are the CEOs of Life.” idea. However, the book gained momentum when he began interThe former Hyde Park resident spent viewing success stories numerous hours interviewing successful throughout the country. people in various walks of life in order to Need more? “They had the same make the book a reality. The interviews Eugene Quinn’s book, things to say about ranged from high-profile business and their mothers,” Quinn sports figures such as Saint Joseph’s Uni- “Moms are the CEO’s of Life” is available at versity men’s basketball coach Phil Martel- www.momsaretheceosoflife. said. Quinn said his backli to local residents who have succeeded in com, and ground in sales helped other areas, such as Indian Hill resident Stanley Chesley. Quinn will be donating 5 when it came time to get strangers to open up “I’ve always thought the success I had percent of the profits from about the wisdom came from my mom,” Quinn said. the book to cancer imparted from their Indian Hill resident Jeff Long is one of research. mothers. While he the 60 people Quinn interviewed for the book. Long said his contributions to the book enjoyed the dozens of interviews, he said the appear in the first chapter, which discusses the most difficult part in writing the book was finding enough women to respond to lessons importance of always sharing with others. “He put the humorous spin on childhood learned from their mothers. By Rob Dowdy

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Trey Smith, building team leader for Horizon, said the church’s new building will blend the traditional look and feel of church with the contemporary stylings many members enjoy.

Eugene Quinn, a former Hyde Park resident, recently wrote a book about the impact mothers have on their children’s success later in life. He used several examples with area residents, including Indian Hill residents.

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There has been cake and candied violets, torts and chili. It might sound strange but for chocoholics, it’s delightful. Ariel Miller, executive director for Episcopal Community Services Foundation, said she’s seen her fair


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share of interesting entries during the past two Chocolate Fests. The third annual bakeoff event begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Terrace Park. Chocolate Fest takes place shortly after Lent and benefits local communitybased programs such as Inter Parish Ministry in Newtown and the Madisonville Education and Assistance Center. Miller said participants can do some good while indulging in sweet treats. “We needed a hopeful, jolly way to rally Christians to keep working on poverty and what better way than having a chocolate fest,� she said. FILE PHOTO

Enter the bake-off

• To enter a dish, visit and click on the Chocolate Fest banner. • Deadline for entries is Monday, April 5. • Judges will award grand prizes in the following categories: Most Gorgeous, Most Unusual and Best Overall Chocolate.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Terrace Park is hosting the third annual Chocolate Fest, a bake-off judged by local chocolatiers. The Saturday, April 17, event helps raise money for community-based charities. Amateur chefs and bakers can enter the contest and have the dishes judged by local celebrity chocolatiers including Chip and Debbie Graeter, Randy Young of Aglamesis and Matt Madison of Madisono’s. Each entry also is eligible for a People’s Choice award

that will be voted on by attendees. “Chocolate Fest is a virtually no-cost gala with people bringing and contributing the food so everything we raise goes to the grants (the foundation) gives,� Miller said, adding that the potluck idea translates to fighting poverty.

If you go

• What: Chocolate Fest • When: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 17. • Where: St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Terrace Park, 100 Miami Ave. • Tasting tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, with a $20 maximum per family. Tickets offer an unlimited number of tastings. • Order tickets at and click on the Chocolate Fest banner. • Voting tickets for the People’s Choice award are $1 each. • Contact Ariel Miller, 2210547 or, for details. “If everybody brings a little something, we’re going to get it done.â€? New this year is an online auction with items ranging from a story book basket and signing lessons to an exotic beer package and restaurant gift cards.

Online auction

The online auction takes place April 5 to April 15, with items ranging from a gift card to Whole Foods to jewelry. Items are valued between $25 and more than $1,000. Visit Fsouthernohio to bid.

UCP to host an essay contest United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati is hosting the second annual “ATTITUDE� – a Disability Awareness Essay Contest. It is open to all area students in grades 3-8 and aims to promote understanding by allowing young students to write an essay

based on the attitudes they encounter toward people with disabilities. The overall winner will receive a Kings Island Season Gold Pass for four. All first-place winners in each grade division will receive a $50 mall gift certificate, a certificate of appreciation,

have their essay published in the Community Press and Recorder, and will go to an awards luncheon hosted by PF Chang’s in Norwood. Entries are due by Friday, April 16. Call Lisa Brown at 221-4606, ext. 15, or visit

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Cold beer, hot wings on Great American menu By Amanda Hopkins

Radio personality Bill Cunningham is back in the restaurant business. Cunningham recently opened the Great American Restaurant at 8740 Montgomery Road, the same location of the first Willie’s Sports Cafe which Cunningham opened in 1988. Cunningham said he was “getting a little bored” when his schedule began to wind down in recent years. “I always want to be doing something,” Cunningham said. He bought back two of the Willie’s Sports Cafe locations – one in Mason and one in West Chester Township – in 2009 and saw that the location of Willie’s in Kenwood was opening and decided to start a new restaurant. He said he decided on the name – Great American, a nickname he uses for himself – because the Willie’s Kenwood location is just a

R a y m o n d James Fountain Day on Fountain Square is a sign of spring’s return in Cincinnati as Mayor Mark Mallory gives the signal to let the water flow from the hands of the Genius of Water as she sits atop the Tyler Davidson Fountain on Fountain Square. The event begins at 6

Bill Cunningham Radio personality and owner of the new Great American Restaurant on Montgomery Road


Bill Cunningham has opened up the Great American Restaurant at 8740 Montgomery Road, at the same location as his original Willie's Sports Cafe. Willie's relocated to East Galbraith Road.

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“Cold beer, hot chicken wings, clean restrooms and good customer service. It’s all you need.”

mile away. Willie’s is moving to 6475 E. Galbraith Road. “The key thing I want to do is make it a family business,” Cunningham said. The menu includes a variety of items with many of them named after his family members and friends. Cunningham said it took about six weeks to complete the remodeling of the building. Everything in the restaurant is new and includes an updated and expanded men’s restroom, 20 HDTVs throughout the restaurant and eight big screens at the bar “Cold beer, hot chicken wings, clean restrooms and good customer service. It’s all you need,” Cunningham said. He will also broadcast special events from the location with a main focus on the local high schools – Moeller, Madeira, Sycamore, Deer Park, Indian Hill and Mount Notre Dame – which also be featured in the memorabilia with the local college and professional teams.

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Turner Farm to host threeday horse driving course By Rob Dowdy


Tim Marshall, who has more than 40 years of experience with horses, will be teaching a course on horse driving at Turner Farm. The three-day course will provide the basics for working with horses in a farm setting.

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Tim Marshall has more than 40 years experience in training, riding and driving horses, and he wants to pass some of that knowledge onto to local residents. Marshall, the Turner Farm teamster, is teaching three-day courses in an introduction to horse driving. Upcoming classes will be April 9 through April 11 and April 23 through April 25. The classes will teach students everything from how to harness a horse for driving to the basics of driving a team of horses. Sally Godschalk, education and outreach director at Turner Farm, said the class will focus on horse driving as it pertains to farming and success in the introductory lessons could lead to eligi-


Tim Marshall, who’s teaching an introductory class on horse driving at Turner Farm, teaches Sally Godschalk, education and outreach director at Turner Farm, how to properly drive a horse while farming. bility in additional classes on using horses for farm tasks. Marshall, who’s worked with horses in South Africa – his native land – as well as Wales and finally at Turner Farm. He’s farmed with them, trained them, taught them tricks and led them on safaris through

“very remote places” in Africa. “It’s not difficult for me to teach anyone anything,” Marshall said. Participants in the class don’t need experience, and Marshall said he actually prefers students without prior experience so that they don’t bring bad habits

What: Introduction to horse driving class When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday April 9 through April 11 and April 23 through April 25 Where: Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road Cost is $150 per student. Participants must be at least 12 years old. No previous experience is necessary. To learn more or to register, call 561-7400 or e-mail Turner Farm at to the class. The classes will be offered to up to six participants. With a limited number of students, Marshall said he’ll be able to work closely with the students to ensure they learn the proper techniques.

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the United States, France, Germany, Great Britain and Italy. There will also be a special display of historic hotrods, a ‘Life’s a Beach’ class with vintage beach cars including the Ford Woody Wagon, VW Microbus, dune buggies and many others. And as a tribute to the 100th anniversary of Alfa Romeo a display of pre-war through modern day Alfas will be featured. The Concours includes 13 other classes of automobiles ranging from brass-era antiques and full classics, to

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Mount Notre Dame High School held its 11th annual Grand Gala, Pearl of the Orient, March 6. Those who attended the event included, from left, Gail Glassmeyer Pryse of Sharonville, Honorable Penelope Asbrock Cunningham and Bill Cunningham of Indian Hill, and MND principal Maureen Baldock of Reading. PROVIDED

Carson Aquino of Lebanon, Annie Mullee of Anderson Township and Emma Hoenemyer of Indian Hill perform a scene from the show.

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Cincinnati Country Day School Upper School held its winter musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” Feb. 25-Feb. 27 in the school’s John Whitman Keeler Theater.


Todd Legette of Milford, Mick Abrahamson of Loveland and Micalea Mullee of Anderson Township in the musical.


Ali Breneman of Anderson and Josh Motley of Blue Ash performing in “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”

Ursuline advances to Odyssey finals What do you get when girls fall into a land made of candy, meet a seven-foot tall talking gingerbread man, must save Princess Frostine and are attacked by marshmallows? For seven scientific and creative girls from Ursuline Academy, the answer is a trip to Michigan State University to represent their school, city and state at the Odyssey of the Mind, World Finals. On March 13, the Ursuline Academy Odyssey of the Mind Team won the Ohio state championship in Cleveland and will go to the Odyssey of the Mind world finals May 26 through May 29 at Michigan State University. Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problemsolving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Students apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state and world level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from some 25 other countries participate in the program. The problem in the 2010 Odyssey of the Mind competition required the team to construct six different aircraft to accomplish specific tasks while in flight.

The Indian Hill Foundation will present the workshop “Is Your Child Overscheduled?” at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 8, at Indian Hill Pri-

Mount Notre Dame was transformed into an Asian wonderland for the 11th Annual Grande Gala, Pearl of the Orient, March 6. Guests entered into a traditional Chinese Siheyuan, complete with its characteristic eaves and cornices. They continued into a Pearl Market where they purchased pearls direct from Shanghai and then made their way along the Great Wall of China to the main event. The evening began with guest U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt, who presented a Congressional Proclamation honoring MND’s 150th anniversary to school president Sister Rita Sturwold. Then the bidding began. The auction included vacation destinations, tickets to “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” graduation tickets and dinners prepared by gourmet chefs and MND dads. “The excitement for this year’s Grande Gala was evident from the moment guests arrived. Director of the Grande Gala Jackie Siders of

Loveland did an amazing job assembling all the elements that produced such an outstanding event,” said MND director of advancement Sparkle ]. The Grande Gala is MND’s premier fundraiser and benefits each student at Mount Notre Dame. Helping provide tuition assistance, helping make facility improvements and helping ensure MND’s technology is state-of-theart are a few of the ways the Grande Gala impacts Mount Notre Dame. “MND’s Grande Gala is an amazing event which brings together so many members of the MND community,” said president Rita Sturwold. “I am so grateful to our 400 volunteers who contribute their time, talent and creative energy to make this an outstanding friend-raiser and fundraiser and to our guests. While the Gala lasts a few hours, the guests are contributing to a Mount Notre Dame education that impacts our young women for a lifetime.”


Mount Notre Dame High School held its 11th annual Grand Gala, Pearl of the Orient, March 6. Those who attended the event include, from left, Heidi Keppler of West Chester, Congresswoman Jean Schmidt, Alison Warning of Sycamore Township and MND president Rita Sturwold of Reading.


Ursuline Academy’s Odyssey of the Mind team won first place at the state championships in Cleveland and will go to the world finals in May. Nitika Subramanian, Julia Hom, Claire Soupene, Mary Roberts (kneeling), Catherine Roberts, Kara Trusty, Jessica Zinnecker hold their trophy. The flight performances were incorporated into a creative and artistically presented eight-minute presentation written and produced by team members Mary Roberts of Montgomery, Julia Hom of Montgomery, Catherine Roberts of Montgomery, Claire Soupene of

Blue Ash, Jessica Zinnecker of Loveland, Kara Trusty of Sycamore Township and Nitika Subramanian of West Chester. The Odyssey of the Mind The team is engaged in fundraising to help offset registration and lodging expenses.


Mount Notre Dame’s Pearl of the Orient a big success

mary School, 6207 Drake Road. The workshop, featuring Scott Osterfeld of Beech Acres Parenting Center, will inform parents and guardians on how free time and play can benefit children.


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Mount Notre Dame High School held its 11th annual Grand Gala, Pearl of the Orient, March 6. Those who attended the event include, from left, MND principal Maureen Baldock of Reading, gala chair Heidi Keppler of West Chester, gala chair Alison Warning of Sycamore Township, MND president Sr. Rita Sturwold of Reading and gala chair Jackie Siders of Loveland.



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Dietz, Cofer lead CCD back to diamond

Indian baseball returns four starters By Anthony Amorini

The graduation of five senior starters at the close of Cincinnati Country Day’s 12-6 campaign in 2009 leaves the Indians with a relatively inexperienced team on the diamond this

spring. A quartet of returning starters led by senior captains Max Dietz (shortstop /pitcher) and Brian Cofer (catcher) will provide CCD with some stability though 24th-year head coach Tim Dunn said he still faces a number of unanswered questions. Alongside Dietz and Cofer, junior infielder Jules Cantor and sophomore

infielder Reeve Hoover are also returning starters for CCD. Junior infielder Tyriqe Wilson and junior Dan Angus (pitcher/outfield) saw varsity playing time in 2009. “We have a good idea who is going to play but we just don’t know where we are going to put them yet,” Dunn said of CCD’s lineup being a work in progress. “A lot of things are unset-

tled so far.” Dietz will be a leader for CCD from both the plate and the mound after posting solid offensive and defensive numbers as a junior last spring. Dietz batted .429 with 24 hits, 21 runs, 16 stolen bases and 12 RBI while carrying a 1.93 ERA through 29 innings pitched with 29 strike outs and a 3-2 record. Alex Dietz, a 2009 grad-

uate and Max’s older brother, led CCD with 26 hits and 28 RBI last spring while batting .542. “It will be tough to replace him,” Dunn said of Alex. “We will see how the season progresses and hopefully everything will be figured out in time for the (postseason).” Cantor contributed 20 hits and 18 RBI as a freshman while batting .488.

Hoover finished with 15 hits, 11 RBI and 10 runs while batting .278. From the mound, Max will likely be No. 1 in the Indians’ pitching rotation. Hoover, Cantor and Angus will also contribute a significant amount of work from the mound, Dunn said. Angus posted a 2.67 ERA last spring through 18.1 innings of work with a 3-0 record and one save.

Moeller to defend state baseball title By Mark Chalifoux

The goals are the same any year for the Moeller High School baseball team, the returning Division I state champions. “The expectations are always high for us,” head coach Tim Held said. “We want to have a good season and a good GCL season and make another tournament run.” On paper, the Crusaders may be even more talented than the team that won the state championship last spring. “Out in the field, our defense and our hitting is more talented,” Held said. “Our pitching depth is unproven after our first two pitchers, David Whitehead and Robby Sunderman.” Moeller will look to a number of seniors who were on the junior varsity team last year to step up and provide the pitching depth. Among those pitchers are Kevin Brennan, Zach Radcliff and Tyler Grau. Juniors Kevin Brinkman and Alex


Robby Sunderman lays down a bunt in the state championship game. Sunderman is one of the top players for Moeller this spring.


Patrick Jones, Robby Sunderman, Kevin Thamann, Ethan McAlpine, Tyler Hutchinson and David Whitehead at the Moeller baseball practice at Blue Ash Sports Complex. Those six players will be the leaders for the defending state champs. Barlow will also have key roles on the team. In addition to Sunderman and Whitehead, two of the top returning players, Moeller brings back Tyler Hutchinson, who hit .451 and had four home runs last season, and Ethan McAlpine, who hit .429 for

BRIEFLY Cisper keeps leading

Northern Kentucky University senior outfielder Jason Cisper, a Moeller High School graduate, leads the GLVC in hitting with a .488 batting average. Cisper also is No. 1 in the GLVC in hits (40), on-base percentage (.551) and stolen bases (13). He is second in the GLVC in both runs scored with 26 and total bases with 54.

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SIDELINES Baseball academy

The University of Cincinnati is conducting an All-Star Baseball Academy Ohio College Coaches Camp Wednesday and Thursday, June 9 and 10. The camp is open to all committed baseball players ages 13-18. All instruction will be done by college coaches. All aspects of baseball will be covered and available for each participant. Players can choose a specific skill to work on in the morning sessions and use that skill in the afternoon. Hitting will be the main focus in the afternoon with live batting practice, cage work, bunting and small group mechanical seminars. Cost is $250 per participant. All personal checks should be made out to ASBA. Visa and Master Card are accepted. Registration and credit card payments can be made at .

the Crusaders in 2009. Also back for Moeller is Kevin Thamann hit .342 and had 15 runs batted in last season for the Crusaders. Held said he expects the team to play with a bullseye on its back after winning a state title last spring. “We always feel at

Moeller that people are gunning for us, but coming off a state title, it’s bigger. We’ve dealt with it all offseason and talked about it,” Held said. Held also said he thinks having some guys back from last year’s run will make things easier in the

tournament when the team starts playing big games in front of big crowds. Still, there are enough players on this team who weren’t part of last year’s championship team who are hungry for a title. “The rest of those guys want to win a title of their

own,” Held said. The Greater Catholic League should be difficult, per usual, and the Crusaders also have a difficult nonleague schedule. Developing pitching depth will be instrumental in Moeller’s early season success and Held said the Crusaders should be fun to watch this year. “We play the right brand of baseball. We try to be fundamentally sound, and with our great team speed, we will cover a lot of ground in the outfield. We can hit and pitch a bit, and we’ll be fun to watch on the bases.”

Baseball swings into season for locals Baseball teams from across Ohio are launching into the spring season as the 2010 high school campaign kicks off. Following a fast-paced regular season, teams launch into post-season play May 8 with contenders competing in the state championships June 3-5. Moeller, the defending Division I state champions, starts the season atop Cincinnati’s polls with a number of talented teams chasing the Crusaders. Here’s a look at the local teams:

Indian Hill

Indian Hill went 9-15 in 2009 and opens play in 2010 March 31 against Deer Park. Indian Hill baseball will be featured in a future issue of the Community Press, as further information was unavailable by deadline.

St. Xavier

The Bombers endured three losing streaks of three games or more last season, including two four-game swoons to finish 1214 overall and 6-4 in the GCL. To stave off tough stretches, St. X, which lost eight games last year when scoring six or more runs, will need better starting pitching. The Bombers will rely on a trio of senior hurlers – Drew Hart, Brandon Polking and Tommy White – as well as juniors Conor Gilligan and Mitch Proctor. Offensively, junior catcher Nick Albers will lead the way; last year he he hit .298 with an

Indian Hill’s David Froesel beats the throw to first base as Mariemont’s Kevin Nerl catches the ball a 2009 game. on-base percentage of .435, scored 11 runs and had seven RBIs. Senior Patrick Guetle, meanwhile, hit .289 with an OBP of .421. Other contributors include

Nick Weston, John Keefe, Jake Rumpke, Chris Rutz, Cameron Adams, Chad Sudbrack and Matt Wilson, Conor Hundley and Jake Sambrookes. The Bombers will be tested


early and often with games at Moeller (March 31) and against Elder (April 5) and La Salle (April 7). St. X last won a league title in 2004.

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Play ball in remembrance of A.J. Cohen

The ninth annual A.J. Cohen Memorial Baseball Tournament will be Friday, April 16, and Saturday, April 17, at Midland Field and Saturday, April 17, at The Summit Country Day School Sports Complex. There will also be a Kidsfest, complete with ”Are you fitter than a fifth-grader,” fire safety and awareness with games including

“Touch ’em All” and the “Stop, Drop and Roll race” as well as arts, crafts and games. A.J. Cohen died Dec. 10, 2000, in a house fire at the University of Dayton. Shortly after his death a scholarship fund was established in his name at The Summit Country Day School. The tournament was

started to raise money for the scholarship fund and has raised more than $100,000 to date. In 2009, the Fire Safety and Awareness Program was developed that reaches out to local high schools, seniors and their parents. Ohio ranks at the top for the most campus related fire fatalities. The primary objective of the program is

to improve this statistic. Check out the A.J. Cohen Memorial Web site at

Midland Field, April 16

• 4:30 p.m. – Kings vs. Milford • 4:30 p.m. – Reading vs. Indian Hill • 7 p.m. – Covington Catholic vs. St. Xavier

Midland Field, April 17

• 10 a.m. – Goshen vs. Withrow • 10 a.m. – New Richmond vs. Anderson • 12:30 p.m. – Indian Hill vs. Batavia • 12:30 p.m. – CCD vs. Seven Hills • 3 p.m. – Elder vs. Indianapolis Brebeuf • 3 p.m. – Loser (game 4) vs. Loser (game 8)

• 5:30 p.m. – Winner (game 4) vs. Winner (game 8) • 5:30 p.m. – St. Xavier v. CHCA • 8 p.m. – LaSalle v. Oak Hills • Knothole tournament

Summit, April 16

• 4:15 pm - Retirement of A.J. Cohen Jersey • 4:30 p.m. – Deer Park vs. Summit Country Day



The eighth-grade Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy football team celebrates being undefeated this season. The Eagle’s intricate and varied spread offense proved too much for their Miami Valley Conference opponents, and a few larger schools. Speed and execution, as opposed to size, were the hallmarks of the team. Offensive blocking and a stubborn defense added to the team’s success. In each game, CHCA scored more touchdowns than their opponents scored first downs. In front, from left, are (seventh- and eighth-graders) Ayrton Kazee, Tyler Renners, Michael O’Brien, Ennis Tate, Zach Alvarado, Cameron Murray and Cam Kennedy. In second row are Alex Strasser, Justin Sikkema, Mikey Collins, James “Shades” Gravely, Noah Marshall, Michael Lantz, David Bechtold and Nick Delcimmuto. In third row are Connor Kirbabas, Joel Peroz, Matt Overstreet, coaches Ryan Betscher, Danny Stull, Head Coach Chad Leland and Coach Thomas Hunter, Michael Blair, Jacob Brooks and Ryan Leussen. In fourth row are Jonah James, Sam Handelsman, Connor Osborne, Trevor Kirbabas, Michael Schwabe, Josh Eckert, Gabe Vizcaino, Alex Tillman and Ricky Ruehlmann. In fifth row are Payne Vanderwoude, Sam Ellison, Terrence Gholston, Nick Elder, Alex Stevens, Jean Louis Baillely, Christian Willard and Graham Lally. In back are Brandon Nobbs, Nick Marsh, Jacob Halter, Jason Walchle, Nick “Mango” Mangiaracina, Ryan Prescott, Timmy Fuller, Trenton Pfister and Grant Moss.

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Budget special commission should get to work The Ohio budget is in trouble. With the wrap up of the last Ohio budget in July, the Budget Planning and Management Commission was created to tackle the 2011 state budget, a budget that many believe will be an even bigger challenge to the state of Ohio than past budgets. With the possibility of a deficit reaching $8 billion, the Commission has quite a bit of work ahead of it. Surprisingly, the Budget Planning and Management Commission has yet to have one meeting. Even with the upcoming budget, the huge deficit and the challenges that lay before the state of Ohio, the Commission has wasted the past nine months and has accomplished nothing. This six-

member bipartisan group has been all talk and no action. These months of inaction mean even less time to come up with solutions for the Michelle fast approachSchneider ing budget. The ability to Community the budget Press guest start process more columnist than a year in advance is a great opportunity to reign in spending and evaluate cuts for the next budget. The special commission is in a position to provide responsible, fiscally conservative suggestions

What are your favorite Opening Day traditions? Do you plan to go this year? “Why go to an Opening Day parade, where I’ll be continuously subjected to some unknown local celebrity perched atop a giant corporate logo, surrounded by drunk, conservative, orthodox meatheads who all think they’re the center of the universe, only to wind up in a stadium plastered with corporate logo’s and full of drunk, conservative, orthodox meatheads who all think they’re the center of the universe, when I can stay home, watch it on TV without the drunk, conservative, orthodox meatheads, and limited commercial interruption?” N.A.B. “I can remember in the ‘70s that we used to listen to all of the Reds’ games on WLW, and although we never attended an Opening Day game, we did go to a lot of the home games. For some reason, we have pretty much lost interest in baseball – that’s probably a result of aging and the nasty stuff that is going on in the world that distracts us from some entertainment. But our Opening Day tradition was only to listen to the game, and enjoy it. Bring back Pedro Borbon, Davie Concepcion, Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, and all those guys and maybe we’ll get interested again!” B.B. “I always plant onion sets on Opening Day. It gets my vegetable garden going and growing. I usually go to the game, however this year I have Final Four tickets.” J.J. “We don’t have any Opening Day traditions which we follow. When Opening Day is here we know that the lazy hazy days of summer are not too far off!! Yea!!! Hope the Reds win the opener. That even makes the day sweeter.” M.E.N. “I do not plan to go to Opening Day this year. I work for an accounting firm so Opening Day is always during our busy season.

and cuts in the budget. One of the members of this Commission includes my opponent in the upcoming Republican primary, Shannon Jones. Although it is my intent to beat Shannon in May’s primary election, I will not take office until January 2011, when almost all of the critical time to do something has slipped away, leaving legislators scrambling. Recently, the Ohio Senate has announced that they will be taking the entire month of April off. Rather than doing their jobs working on Ohio’s many problems including the budget and the record unemployment levels, they will be home. The state budget is a serious issue that has been ignored by the


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to the upcoming budget and has done nothing. More than half of the time before the new Ohio budget has slipped away with no action from any of the group’s members, not even a single meeting. Members of this committee should be ashamed that they are perpetuating a culture of overspending and waste by burying their heads in the sand. It is this type of inaction that has given birth to the modern Tea Party movement. It is a good thing that the Tea Parties have begun, too, because it is they who will send the incumbents in Columbus back home and replace them with dynamic leaders who are not afraid to make tough decisions

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Next questions How do you think passage of health care reform will affect the November elections? Every week The Indian Hill Journal asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with “chatroom” in the subject line. As a firm we celebrate by having our own company cookout and wearing red. I grill burgers, dogs, brats and metts the night before and everyone else brings in side items. We all dine together for lunch and at least one person keeps an ear on the game and supplies the rest of us with updates. Go Reds!” D.M.R. “I work downtown so it’s fun to watch the parade as it passes by. I watch the parade rain or shine.” S.J.P. “Watching the parade and going to ‘Plum Street Cafe’ with my brother for pre-game beers. I did not score tickets this year so, no we will not be attending. Go Reds!” C.A.S. “I worked downtown for many years and we always watched the parade. Don’t think I’ll make it this year.” B.N. “Years ago when the Reds played at Crosley Field we would go to the breweries in Over the Rhine all had free beer and cooked brats and metts in their parking lot. Then we made our way to the game usually sitting in the field seats in center field. All this is gone so I guess I will just have to watch television and reminisce.” L.S. “I wear red, my favorite color anyway. If I am off of work that day, I’ll probably go to the parade.” Suzie

Visitors to Indianhill posted these comments to a story about how Indian Hill students have improved their writing scores: “Congratulations to Ms. Abigail Singer and to the Indian Hills school district on the success of your creative writing program. It would be fun if your newspaper would post a link to the story about OchoCinco as the ‘Fairy God Dude.’ I know I’d like to read it, as would 85 himself.” mpowelson

Trial and success Visitors to Indianhill posted these comments to a story about Indian Hill High School’s mock trial team wining the state title for the second straight year – only the third time a school has won in back-to-back years: “Congratulations! I know how hard you’ve worked – so much time and effort! – and am thrilled for your success. Best of luck at nationals.” DebHaaas1 “Congratulation on decisive victory. I

commission for nine months too long. Over half of the time has been wasted without even a single meeting. With the upcoming Senate recess, the inaction of the Commission will likely extend to the fall. The Ohio budget should have been given top priority instead of left to the last minute. There is no more time for inaction. Common sense, big-picture ideas, are desperately needed to appropriately manage the upcoming budget. This is something that can be done, but the work must begin now. Michelle Schneider is a former state representative and mayor of Madeira. She is runnng for the Republican Party nomination for the Seventh Senate District in the May primary.

Your input welcome You can comment on stories by visiting and choosing your community’s home page: too watched. Clearly lead consul for Indian Hill had more experience, and it showed, he handled himself professionally and looked sharp. Interviewed at end of program he indicated life long goal was to become an attorney, he is well on his way. “Again, congratulations to entire team, you’ve made Southwest Ohio proud in field more important to Republic than sports.” StephenDapper

Finish school on high note Believe it or not the school year is almost over. Disappointed in how your children have done so far, take heart – you still have time to turn things around. Sit down and talk with your child (separately, if you have more than one). Ask them to tell you about each class and each grade-good or bad. Listen attentively. You will find out how the child feels about school, about the teacher, about himself. You may learn some reasons why they got the grades they did. If you have more than one child, don’t compare or set them up to compete. If you are unhappy with the report card, try not to get angry, punish or belittle the child. These are all useless attitudes or behaviors. Here is a formula to help children finish the school year on a high note: Know what you want. Help your child formulate their intentions for the rest of the year in the affirmative and preferably in the present tense. For example, “I will get a B in math,” as an affirmative statement, as opposed to “I don’t want to fail math again.” You might want to make an appointment with the teacher to share this plan. Find out what you are getting.

Students should get weekly feedback from their teacher on how they are doing. I am amazed at the number of students and parents that are Michael “surprised” by a White failing grade on report card. Community aWeren’t the 12 Press guest missed assigncolumnist ments, 40 percent quiz scores, and incomplete projects, warning signs? Teachers also have a responsibility to give regular feedback to students and parents. Change what you do during the rest of the year until you get what you want. Design a plan and adjust it based upon the weekly teacher feedback. “I’ll study math for 20 minutes every night.” Do it and get feedback. Redesign, if necessary, and do it again with more feedback. Repeat the cycle-redesign-do-get feedback-until you get what you want – in this case a “B in math.” It’s usually during this phase that students come to realize they are spending too much time with television, video games and Face Book. Today’s students watch televisionsix to seven hours daily,

Disappointed in how your children have done so far, take heart – you still have time to turn things around. or 42 to 49 hours per week. Add to that the number of hours spent watching videos, or playing video games, and the average kindergarten graduate has already spent more than 6,000 hours in front of a television – more time than it takes to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Know what you want. Change what you are doing until you get what you want! For my own family, this has been a very helpful school formula and also easy to remember. In fact, every time we drive past a certain chain of restaurants that have the good sense to use the abbreviation KFC, both my kids, now in college, moan, roll their eyes, and say “Don’t worry dad, we’re doing fine!” Michael White is a professional development associate with the Leadership and Learning Center and the director of Educational Consulting Services, an educational organization in Cincinnati. He is also a licensed pediatric psychologist.

QUOTEBOOK Quotes from this week’s Indian Hill Journal:

“I’ve always thought the success I had came from my mom.”

“In the end, it’ll be the best of both worlds.”

Trey Smith Team leader for Horizon Community church’s building project See Story, A1

Eugene Quinn Author See story, A1

“We needed a hopeful, jolly way to rally Christians to keep working on poverty and what better way than having a chocolate fest.”

Ariel Mille Executive director for Episcopal Community Services Foundation See Story, A2

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On the team

2009-10 schedule

Dec. 5 @ Northmont W (60-44) Dec. 11 @ Badin W (65-42) Dec. 12 Withrow W (71-42) Dec. 18 St. Xavier W (49-44) Dec. 22 Woodward W (54-49) Dec. 28 @ Archbishop Rummel W (68-33) Dec. 29 St. Joseph, NJ W (6755) Dec. 30 Brother Martin, LA L (53-49) Jan. 5 Purcell Marian W (8332) Jan. 8 @ La Salle W (49-47) Jan. 15 @ Chaminade Julienne L (54-50) Jan. 17 Fairport, N.Y. W (6336) Jan. 22 Elder W (54-41) Jan. 26 McNicholas W (45-33) Jan. 29 La Salle L (60-49) Feb. 5 @ St. Xavier W (43-42) Feb. 9 @ Roger Bacon L (6051) Feb. 12 Fenwick W (57-36) Feb. 19 @ Elder W (52-44) Feb. 26@ Middletown W (5033) *March 3 Loveland W (69-23) *March 6 Aiken W (78-56) *March 13 Trotwood-Madison W (51-47) *March 17 Princeton W (5451) *March 19 La Salle W (48-41 OT) *March 26 Mentor W (66-59 OT) *March 27 Massilon Jackson L (57-34) *Denotes postseason

State game 1: 66-59 overtime win over Mentor




Moeller students give team an extra lift By Mark Chalifoux

The Moeller High School basketball program produced yet another final four team and had another final appearance. Much has been said about the team’s stars, players like Griffin McKenzie, Charlie Byers, Alex Barlow and Josh Morelock. Not as much as been said for another crucial part of Moeller’s continued success, the raucous student section. Moeller sold more than 700 student tickets for the game, which is astonishing for a school with less than 900 students enrolled. “It speaks to what our school is about,” Moeller Athletic Director Barry Borman said. “We talk about the Moeller family and so many of our kids want to be a part of this experience. It speaks to the fact that they really feel a part of it and want to contribute in any way they can.” For Moeller students not on the team, that meant showing up as soon as the doors opened and screaming and cheering for most of the game. The student section has the traditional cheers but weaves in more creative chants. Against Mentor in the semifinals, the Moeller students wasted little time before chanting “Just like football,” in reference to a 45-7 Crusaders win over Mentor on the gridiron. The Moeller students also began chanting “We’ve got Jesus” to the public school Mentor. It’s difficult to know whether the stu-


Moeller’s Tony Sabato and Hayden Frey (of Loveland, right) get up to cheer a big Moeller basket in the first half.


Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller's Alex Barlow, left, and teammate Charlie Byers react to a foul on Barlow in the final seconds of overtime during the Crusaders’ 66-59 Division I boys Ohio state basketball semifinal game win over Mentor Friday, March 26.

The captains of Moeller’s student section, Josh Burandt (lower) and Troy Suter get the student section fired up.

leading the student section efforts at the state final four. Burandt said the students actions can affect the game on the court. “Absolutely,” he said. “I remember a game against Elder when they had a kid

that was shooting the lights out go to the free-throw line. Our student section started going crazy and made him miss some important free throws.” Suter said the key to a strong student section is

dents were speaking figuratively or literally, as one of the students in the first row was dressed in a full Jesus costume. Moeller seniors Josh Burandt and Troy Suter are school captains and were


• Junior guard Alex Barlow poured in a career-high 21 points, including a gameclinching putback late in overtime. • Guards Charlie Byers and Josh Morelock each scored 17 points • Griffin McKenzie scored nine points and had 10 rebounds

State game 2: 57-34 loss to Massilon Jackson

• Moeller shot just 25.5 percent from the floor • Massilon Jackson shot 59 percent • Massilon Jackson used a 16-0 run early in the second half to put away the Crusaders • Moeller was trying to win its fourth overall state title


Crusade to state

STATE STATS 3 – Alex Barlow, 11 4 – Josh Morelock, 12 5 – Ben Galemmo, 10 11 – Cody Wacker, 11 14 – Alex Voss, 10 15 – Marc Gallenstein, 11 21 – Tony Sabato, 10 22 – Shaquille Jinks, 11 24 – Pat Crace, 12 25 – Hayden Frey, 11 32 – Charlie Byers, 11 33 – Jon Ward, 11 42 – Kyle Sauerland, 12 44 – Griffin McKenzie, 12


The Moeller student section puts their hands up before a crucial free throw in overtime.


organization and that it helps to have an all-male atmosphere. “It lets guys go crazier,” Suter said. As soon as those words came out of his mouth, the student section started chanting “Flip! Flip! Flip!”, almost as if to prove Suter’s point. Suter obliged the crowd with a not quite flawlessly executed flip. He said it was only the second time all season he performed the feat. The student section is policed by administrators to prevent profanity and unruliness, and Borman said he’s received countless remarks from people outside the school about Moeller’s crowds. “People are amazed at the support we bring to all of our events,” he said. “It’s not only true of us but of most of the schools in our league. I think we really exhibit that family spirit.” He said that support and the expectations for success have contributed to Moeller’s basketball tradition. Having such a strong student showing is certainly appreciated by the players. “It’s beautiful,” junior guard Charlie Byers said. “It was crazy. I like how our fans support us.” Junior Alex Barlow said players from past state final four teams sent him text messages, telling him to just enjoy the experience. “They said it would be one of the greatest basketball experiences of my life.” Senior guard Josh Morelock agreed. “The atmosphere was crazy, it helps get the adrenaline pumping,” he said after the semifinals win. “It was definitely the greatest basketball experience in my life.”

Senior McKenzie stands out in semis By Mark Chalifoux

Much has been said about Moeller’s senior forward, 6-foot-9 inch Griffin McKenzie, but the Crusaders received a big boost this season from another senior starter – guard Josh Morelock. Morelock came up big several times for the Crusaders, but had no bigger game than his performance in the state semifinals over-

time win over Mentor. Morelock, a Sharonville resident, scored 17 points in the 66-59 Crusaders victory, his second-highest output of the season. “I’m always ready to take the shot if it’s there and I just let it go like I always do and it was falling for me,” he said. Head coach Carl Kremer called Morelock one of the smartest players the Crusaders have and several members of the media

praised the job Morelock did defensively in the game’s waning moments against Mentor’s all-state guard Cole Krizancic. He scored only 13 points in the loss, more than 12 below his average. “He was tough to stay in front of, but I didn’t go for his fakes and we got the job done,” Morelock said. Kremer said he was happy to see a senior put on a show like that on the big stage that is the state final four.

“He was fun to watch,” Kremer said. “He’s such a talented kid and he really let it go. All year when we’ve needed him, he’s come up for us and he’s a terrific player.” Morelock said it was tough for him to describe the feeling after the game. “It’s amazing,” he said after the win. “It’s my last chance to put it out there for my school so to be able to do that for my team is a great thing. I can’t even

describe it.” Kremer said he was happy for the entire Morelock family. “I’m ecstatic for him and for his family,” he said. “His parents have had to drive him around to practices and games for most of his career and for them to get to watch that moment and have that moment is special. I want every kid to leave here feeling they lived out a dream and he’ll have that for the rest of his life.”


Moeller senior Josh Morelock has been one of the unsung heroes for the Crusaders this season. He had one of the hot hands in the state semifinals win over Mentor.


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Queen City Art Club Exhibit, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Free. 321-3219; Montgomery. Interconnectedness.. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Gallery Veronique, 530-5379; Symmes Township.


Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; Blue Ash.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227; Indian Hill.


Wine Bar Tasting, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; 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 510, free ages 3 and under. 891-8527. Blue Ash. 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 Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road. Blood pressure, weight, foot and spinal screenings. Free. Appointment requested. 784-0084; Silverton.


Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m. deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road. 2479933; Montgomery.


Laura, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 684-1236. Columbia Township. S A T U R D A Y, A P R I L 3


Interconnectedness.. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Gallery Veronique, 530-5379; Symmes Township.


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Laura, 4 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 684-1236. Columbia Township. S U N D A Y, A P R I L 4

Trivia, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Through the Garden Restaurant, 10738 Kenwood Road. Chance to win gift certificates and other prizes. Free. Through Dec. 18. 791-2199. Blue Ash.




Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Rock the Runway, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Play by Play Cafe, 6923 Plainfield Road. Runway and fashion show by Sidhe Designs and Markeymakeup. Live music. VIP packages available. Ladies 18 and over welcome. $5. Reservations recommended. 888-428-7311. Silverton.


Wine Bar Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. The Wine Store, Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery.


Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. Montgomery Park, 10101 Montgomery Road. Prizes and raffle. Field divided into four groups: ages 1-2, ages 3-4, ages 5-6 and ages 7-9. Free. 984-1038. Montgomery. Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m.-noon, Meadowbrook Care Center, 8211 Weller Road. Free egg hunt for ages 0-10 years. Featuring entertainment, visits with Easter Bunny, bake sale, raffle, door prizes, professional face paining for $2 and more. Free. 489-2444; Montgomery.


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. 791-8447; Sycamore Township.


Karaoke, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Deer Park Inn, 7228 Blue Ash Road. 791-3178; Deer Park.


Live Music Saturday, 7:30 p.m. deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road. Variety of groups perform. 247-9933; Montgomery.


Sonny’s Solo Blues, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Guitar Lovers, 7342 Kenwood Road. 793-1456; Sycamore Township.


Rich “Soulman” Nesbitt and Metro City Allstars, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Silverton Cafe, 7201 Montgomery Road. 791-2922. Silverton.


Prizoner, 9:30 p.m. Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive. $5. 774-9697. Symmes Township.

Broad Strokes, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 793-0308; Mariemont.

Oasis Easter Brunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oasis Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road. Features breakfast, omelet, salad, main entree, carving station, dessert and childrens’ stations. $21.95, $16.95 seniors ages 65 and up, $8.95 ages 4-12; free ages 3 and under. Reservations required. 583-8383. Loveland. Easter Champagne Brunch, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Parkers Blue Ash Grill, 4200 Cooper Road. Buffet include prime rib, ham, omelet station, vegetables, fruit, salads, shrimp, desserts and more. $24.95. Reservations required. 891-8300; x.html. Blue Ash. Easter Dinner, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Parkers Blue Ash Grill, 4200 Cooper Road. Buffet include carved prime rib, ham and turkey, chicken, salmon, baked ziti, vegetables, fruit, salads, shrimp, desserts and more. $29.95. Reservations required. 891-8300; Blue Ash.


Laura, 2 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 684-1236. Columbia Township. M O N D A Y, A P R I L 5


Queen City Art Club Exhibit, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Free. 321-3219; Montgomery.


Team Trivia, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Montgomery Towne Tavern, 10813 Montgomery Road. Free. Through Dec. 27. 489-2228. Montgomery.


Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; Blue Ash.


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Business Bites, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, $16.95 plus tax and gratuity. 554-1040. Blue Ash.


Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Hosted by Jerome. Free. 697-9705. Loveland. Karaoke, 9 p.m. InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road. Service Industry Night with $2 beers. DJ Julie J at 9 p.m. Free. 793-2600. Blue Ash. T U E S D A Y, A P R I L 6


Team Trivia, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Village Tavern, 9390 Montgomery Road. Free. 793-7882. Montgomery.


Sycamore Township is hosting Gardening Classes from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 3, in the Schuler Community Room at Robert L. Schuler Sports Complex, 11532 Deerfield Road, Sycamore Township. Get ideas and tips for great lawns, new products and landscape methods. It is presented by staff of Bloomin Garden Centre. The class is free. Call 791-8447 or visit


Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; Blue Ash.


General Art, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Pointillism, printing and watercolor. Weekly through May 11. My Little Red Haus, 9429 Montgomery Road. For home school students. With Kim Kanzlemar, certified art teacher of the Ohio State University. Includes supplies. Ages 912. $90. 827-9110. Montgomery. Discovering Artists, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Weekly through May 11. My Little Red Haus, 9429 Montgomery Road. For home school students. With Kim Kanzlemar, certified art teacher for the Ohio State University. Learn about an artist, group of artists, or techniques used and create art pieces based around the information. For middle and high school students. Includes supplies. $60. Registration required. 8279110; Montgomery. 7 Days of Creation, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Create artwork based around animals and plants. Weekly through May 11. My Little Red Haus, 9429 Montgomery Road. For home school students. With Kim Kanzlemar, certified art teacher for the Ohio State University. Includes supplies. Ages 3-5. $60. Registration required. 827-9110; Montgomery. Exploring Color, Shape and Line, 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Projects based on exploring texture, space and value. Weekly through May 11. My Little Red Haus, 9429 Montgomery Road. For home school students. With Kim Kanzlemar, certified art teacher for the Ohio State University. Includes supplies. Ages 1-2. $60. Registration required. 827-9110; Montgomery.

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Mind Your Peas and Q’s, noon-1 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Learn to prepare healthy recipes including springtime “P” soup, “Q”uiche and surprise dessert. $15. Reservations required. 985-6732. Montgomery.


Tai Chi Class, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Instructed Tai Chi for beginners with Jennifer. Free. Reservations required. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Business Bites, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, $16.95 plus tax and gratuity. 554-1040. Blue Ash.


Paxton’s Idol, 9 p.m. Paxton’s Grill, 126 W. Loveland Ave. Karaoke competitions with prizes. 583-1717; Loveland.


Pnuma Trio, 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Play by Play Cafe, 6923 Plainfield Road. Powerhouse band with roots in classical and jazz music. With Big Gigantic and Brother Wannamaker. Ages 18 and up. $18 advance. 7933360; Silverton.


Worship Service, 7 p.m. Montgomery Assembly of God, 793-6169. Montgomery.


Active for Life, 2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Weekly through June 30. Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive. Talk with peers about daily challenges to physical activity and learn skills needed to be active everyday. Ages 50 and up. $15. Registration required. 946-7813; Blue Ash.


Zumba, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Cincy Dance Studio, 8143 Camargo Road. Suite B, $10. Registration required. 859-630-7040; Madeira.


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Kid’s Night at Chick-fil-A, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road. Chick-fil-A. Children receive free kid’s meal with purchase of a regular meal. Family friendly. Free. 793-7149; Kenwood. Business Bites, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, $16.95 plus tax and gratuity. 554-1040. Blue Ash.


Living Well With MS for the Newly Diagnosed, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Montgomery Inn Montgomery, 9440 Montgomery Road. For the newly diagnosed (2 years or less) Discover how to combine work, family and friends to live well with MS. Free. Registration required. Presented by Biogen idec. 226-3800. Montgomery.


Catch the beginnings of spring with the Krohn Conservatory’s “Spring Floral Show: Glorious Spring,” featuring lilies, hydrangeas and other spring favorites in full bloom. The show is on display through April 11. The Krohn is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special Easter Sunday hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 4. Location is 1501 Eden Park Drive. Visit


Karaoke Night, 9 p.m.-midnight, Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Lobby Lounge. 793-4500; Blue Ash.


Megan McGinnis is Jerusha Abbott and Robert Adelman Hancock is Jervis Pendleton in the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s production of “Daddy Long Legs.” This lighthearted new musical about an orphan whose life is change forever, runs through April 10 in the Playhouse’s Robert S. Marx Theatre. For tickets call 513-421-3888 or visit


Indian Hill Journal

April 1, 2010


Celebrating the destruction of a bully Most of us, or our children, have at some time experienced being bullied. A bully seeks to intimidate, induce fear, taunt, or control someone considered weaker than they. What a relief it is when a bully is overcome or deposed. Death is a bully! All though our lives it elicits fear in us. Like a threatening vulture awaiting its time, the specter of death (death anxiety) sits on the branches of the tree of life. Its presence leads us to have unhealthy fears about dying, losing people we love, or being deprived of everything we enjoy and value. In fact, the fear of death paralyzes some people so much it can lead to an overcautious living of life (life anxiety). “Why love anyone if someday I’ll lose them?” “Why try to enter fully into life if it will someday come to a screeching halt?” whis-

pers fearful minds too afraid of the bully. A cartoon depicts the opening to a dark cave and a set of two eyes peering out of the darkFather Lou ness. Guntzelman The caption Perspectives u n d e r n e a t h says: “If you’re very careful today, nothing good or bad will happen to you.” The bottom line of Christianity is our faith in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the deposing of the bully Death. Paul states the audaciousness of our faith, “For if Christ did not rise, then your faith is futile and your sins have never been forgiven... and we, of all people, are the most to be pitied,” (1 Corinthians 15:17-19)

Easter is the day we Christians celebrate Christ’s rising and his promise that we will rise, too. So we sing our Alleluias and celebrate. We take to heart the advice early Christians gave that it’s not right to be anything but joyful on Easter Day. We can go on fostering our fondest dreams of life and love, knowing our lives will eventually be transformed for the better and forever. The funeral liturgy affirms: “In him rose from the dead, our own hope of resurrection dawned. And now, the sadness of death gives way to the bright promise of immortality.” Poet John O’Donohue echoes the same point: “Regardless of how we configure the eternal, the human heart continues to dream of a state of wholeness, a place where everything comes together, where loss is made good, where

blindness will transform into vision, where damage will be made whole, where the clenched question will open in the house of surprise, where the travails of a life’s journey will enjoy a homecoming.” How timidly we state our triumphs and good health by the superstition of knocking on wood. We knock because it allegedly drowns out our boast. We fear that it we enjoy life too much the dreaded bully will return and wreak havoc on us. It’s as though we find it dangerous to hope for too much. Scripture does not yield to such superstition. Since God destroyed the biggest bully of ours, death, scripture doesn’t knock on wood. It has no hesitation in announcing it loud and clear. In fact, scripture taunts the bully of Death that still frightens God’s people so much.

It shouts: “Death is swallowed up in victory! “So where, O Death, is your victory? Where, O Death, is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:54-55) Furthermore, some people, such as the mystic poet Rilke, see Death being so totally vanquished it now serves us – almost as a friend. He writes, “Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love. … This life always says Yes and No simultaneous. Death is the true Yea-sayer. It stands before eternity and says only: Yes.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Protect elderly parents against telemarketers h i m , “They got me to give them my credit card number and then I tried to call and Howard Ain cancel and Hey Howard! they said there’s no cancellation policy.” So Doug called the company himself, but was also told he couldn’t cancel without paying a substantial penalty – $699. The company sold Adrian six magazines for $49.90 a month for a total cost of nearly $1,000.

Despite laws designed to protect them, seniors can still end up signing up for items they neither want nor need. So it’s important for their children to keep an eye on things. The company charged his father’s credit card before receiving a written confirmation from Adrian. Doug immediately disputed the charge and then canceled the credit card altogether to prevent any future charges. With no credit card to charge, the company next sent a bill to Adrian – a bill for nearly $155. Then the magazines started arriving. He received

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I called the company and was told his account is now canceled and he has a zero balance. Bottom line, despite laws designed to protect them, seniors can still end up signing up for items they neither want nor need. So it’s important for their children to keep an eye on things. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.



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other such magazine sales firms and they try not to accept business from them. Doug said this is a lesson for everyone. “Go back and check their credit cards… and work with your parents,” he said. Doug said his father not only didn’t sign anything for these magazines, he should never have been called by that telemarketer because he’s on the national Do Not Call Registry. The company in question has an “F” rating from the Better Business Bureau due to numerous complaints.

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As the nation’s population continues to get older, it’s more important than ever for children to look after their elderly parents. A local man learned this after finding his father had ordered magazines he neither needs nor wants. Doug Herberger of Forest Park keeps watch on his father, Adrian, who is nearly 80 years old. In January, Doug checked the mail and saw something that disturbed him. “I found a letter from a company that said, ‘Here’s the magazine confirmation for the magazines you ordered,’ ” Doug said. Doug said his father told

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Entertain with a parade of Easter recipes Remember the request for the San Antonio parish pizza recipe from Mike, a Glendale reader? This church, located at the corner of Queen City and White Street, has a long and storied history. I thought my chances were slim to none that I’d get such a recipe, considering it was from the 1960s. I should have known

better, as two readers came through. Tony Caminiti, who had no association with the parish but who had the cookbook, and Terrie Evans, the sister of Buddy LaRosa who is a member of the parish and who told wonderful stories to me about the parish and this annual festival where the pizza making took place.





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“Buddy still brings bread in to bake every week and we sell it for $2 a loaf,� she told me. (I’m not surprised – Buddy is just that kind of caring person). This helps augment the parish’s needs. I’m sharing the recipe but do know that the dough is a large quantity one. Feel free to use your own dough, or purchase it, and use the homemade topping. I wish those of you who celebrate Easter the best ever. I hope you have a day filled with family, friends and food. And whether your table is abundantly laid out or in a more meager fashion, remember that it’s not just about the food but who shares it with you, so if you have a neighbor or someone who may be alone, give them a call, send a card or better yet, invite them to share your blessings.

Pretty Easter nests

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This is so easy, and so good. 1 can whole cranberry sauce, about 15 oz. 1 can drained fruit cocktail, about 15 oz. For more on what kinds of hams are available, how to select one, servings sizes, leftover storage and more, go to Rita’s online column at www.communitypress. com or call 513-591-6163.

Strawberry Romaine salad with poppyseed dressing

This is nice served alongside Easter ham or lamb. Enough greens for six salad plates 1 pint strawberries,

Ladies served it at the festival in the lot for the feast of St. Anthony (June 13)

5 lbs. flour 1 â „4 cup salt 5 oz. sugar 8 oz. solid Crisco shortening (white) 3 oz. wet yeast (cake) or 2 oz. dry yeast 45 oz. water (warm) Favorite sauce and toppings

Mix yeast, sugar and 2 cups of water together. Set aside until frothy, about 15 minutes. Mix flour with salt and make a well in the center, add shortening, yeast mixture and remaining water. Mix well. Let rise, knead dough and let rise again until doubled. Break off a piece of

dough and spread in greased Rita pan. Poke Heikenfeld dents in d o u g h Rita’s kitchen with fingertips. This makes several doughs, depending on the size of the pizza pans. Top with any sauce and add favorite toppings.

Topping for one pizza

Be careful when you cook this, as it sputters up. Use a nonstick pan if you have it and lower heat so mixture doesn’t burn. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large can crushed tomatoes (Terrie says use 28-oz. size) 3 chopped garlic cloves (I would use large) Fresh basil chopped Fresh parsley chopped Grated Parmesan Cook olive oil, garlic, and tomatoes until liquid is reduced and mixture thickens. Spread over dough, sprinkle with fresh herbs and cheese. Bake pizza at 400 degrees or until golden brown. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen� in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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Eisele Gallery of Fine Art is hosting the exhibit “Serenity� 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1, at Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 5729 Dragon Way, Fairfax. The exhibit runs through April 17. Call 7917717 or visit

Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Mariemont. The exhibit features works by members of Brush & Palette Painters, formerly Brushettes. Show hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday afternoons through April 25. Call 793-0308 or visit www.

Broad strokes

Egg hunt

Women’s Art Club of Cincinnati is hosting the exhibit “Broad Strokes� from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at the Woman’s Art

Montgomery Kiwanis Club is hosting its Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m. Saturday, April 3, at Montgomery Park, 10101 Montgomery Road, Mont-

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Playwrights group to present ‘Irene’ Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative is presenting “Irene” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at Aronoff Center, Fifth Third Bank Theater, Main and Seventh streets, downtown. A young girl taunted by her older sister tries to find love and purpose as an adult. Will a chance meeting with a troubled young boy help her find that purpose? The play is written by Fred L. Rothzeid and directed by Charles J. Goetz. Rothzeid is a New York transplant who developed a passion for writing poetry while in college. After receiving an MBA he discovered he had a knack for composing songs late one night while taking a break from checking financial statements. He wrote a cabaret act,


As the two-day event came to a conclusion, many of the attendees gathered for a keepsake photo.

Women’s retreat

A capacity crowd recently filled the meeting room at Hueston Woods Lodge near Oxford, Ohio, when Armstrong Chapel conducted its third annual women’s retreat. Keynote speaker Becky Morlok came from Anderson, S.C., to lead the group through personal development exercises that focused on spiritual gifts.

“Occupational Hazards and Other Aggravations,” which was performed at a theater on Long Island. More recently his musical New York in June for which he wrote book, lyrics and music was performed at Claremont McKenna College in California. Rothzeid writes liturgy and composes songs for Congregation Beth Adam in Loveland. His play “Irene” is based on the book “The Longing Pier” written by Rose A. Adkins whom he met at the Mariemont Players Play Reading Group. Rothzeid is putting the finishing touches on a full length musical, which he hopes to premiere in the not too distant future. Tickets are $7, $4 students. Visit or call 6212787.

Cincinnati Metro on regular schedule Good Friday, Easter

With Indian Hill resident Susan Stuart at the keyboard, Beth Eberle of Madeira led the group in song.

Metro will operate on a regular weekday schedule on Good Friday, April 2, and a regular Sunday schedule on Easter, April 4. Access service for people with disabilities will also be on regular schedule both days. For complete bus information, call Metro at 513621-4455 weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., or visit



Mia Rhodenbaugh of Indian Hill had the lead role in a humorous skit. Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 20 million rides per year. Metro supports the economy, protects the environment, encourages energy independence, and improves the quality of life in Greater Cincinnati.

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Keynote speaker Becky Morlok came from Anderson, S.C., to lead the group through personal development exercises that focused on spiritual gifts.

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RELIGION Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church

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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, or Registration is also available at either Web site or by calling the church office at 5614220. All are welcome. The chapel is at 5125 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 561-4220.

Stuart Aitken of Indian Hill, COO of dunnhumbyUSA, reflects on his favorite books and their influence on both his personal and professional life as part of the recent By the Book series at the Mercantile Library. PROVIDED

Ascension Lutheran Church

Dianne Steelman, Pastor 4808 Eastern Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45208 513-871-2954 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”


2021 Sutton Ave


Sunday Services

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

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


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. Mass Schedule Daily: 7:00, 8:00 & 11:30AM Saturday: 4:30PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00AM 12:30 & 6:00PM


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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8290 Batavia-Pike - Route 32 Pastor: Lonnie & Erica Richardson Wednesday Evening Services - 7:00pm Sunday Morning Worship - 10:45 am




8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527

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(off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.)

Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM Child Care provided 10:30AM Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor

MT. WASHINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6365 Corbly Road 513-231-3946 Rick Riggs, Pastor Sunday Worship 10:45am Adult Sunday School 9:30am Children’s Sunday School 10:45am "Open to All" "Nursery Care Available" "Handicapped Accessible"

Cincinnati Country Day School 272-5800 Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 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


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:

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


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(across from Kenwood Towne Centre) Saturday night at 5:00 and Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Pastors: Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jesse Abbott

UNITED METHODIST 7515 Forest Beechmont Ave 231-4172

Sr. Pastor Mark Rowland Ann Luzader, Mike Carnevale 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.

The Fine Arts Fund is presenting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra string quartet at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 23. It is a concert for all ages. There will be an interactive question- and answer-session led by the musicians themselves. Child care is not provided. The church is at 4309 Cooper Road, Blue Ash; 791-1153. 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.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Fireproof Your Marriage, “The Love Dare” class, is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 4-May 23. 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. Women’s Potluck Salad Luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 28. Gardening tips will be shared.


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Sycamore High School Class of 1969 – is having a “belated 40th” reunion the weekend of May 21. From 5-9 p.m., on Friday, May 21 there will be an all-class reunion at the Peterloon estate in Indian Hill.

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Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor

The church has contemporary worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 7421 East Galbraith Road, Madeira; 791-8348.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The church is hosting Scrapbooking from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nearly every third Monday. Free child care 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.

Kenwood Fellowship Church

The church has a new contemporary worship service from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. The services will feature contemporary worship music in a relaxed atmosphere with biblical teaching that will resonate with the fast-paced lifestyles that many of us find ourselves in today. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768. The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Divine Providence Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The church is located at 9035 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 4899572.

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

The church is hosting the Maundy Thursday Service at 7 p.m. Thurs-

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, the group will be touring its old high school, followed by an all-day cookout/picnic in the Sycamore Shelter of the Blue Ash Nature Park on Cooper Road (next to the

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All are welcome. The children’s musical is at 8:20 and 11 a.m. Sunday, April 25. This year’s musical is “Good News Cruise.” Mom’s Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, and at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 21. All moms are welcome. Children’s weekday groups meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with lunch and an afternoon session available on Tuesday. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families. Reservations can be made by calling the church. The church is located at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School classes and nursery care for children and youth

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Community Services Foundation is hosting the third annual Chocolate Fest from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Chocolate Fest, a bake-off judged by celebrity chocolatiers, raises funds for community-based programs including CAIN (Churches Active in Northside), Valley Interfaith Food and Clothing (in Lockland), InterParish Ministry (in Newtown) and Madisonville Education and Assistance Center. Admission is $10 per adult and $5 per child with a maximum of $20 per family. An admission ticket is good for unlimited tasting. Entries will judged by Chip and Debbie Graeter, Randy Young of Aglamesis and Matt Madison of Madisono’s Gelato. Each entry is also eligible for People’s Choice Awards, voted on by the people using tickets of $1 each. To buy tickets or enter as a baker, go to and click on the Chocolate Fest banner, or call ECSF at 221-0547. In addition to the bake-off, the Chocolate Fest features an auction with two weeks of online bidding (April 5-15 at culminating in an in-person auction on April 17 as part of the Chocolate Fest.) New items are added continually. The auction offers art, jewelry, services, tickets and unique experiences. You need not attend the fest to participate in the auction. If you have questions, contact Ariel Miller at 221-0547 or The church is at 100 Miami Ave., Terrace Park; 831-2052.

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. every Sunday. The church is hosting Ladies WOW Study Group (Women on Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. The event includes light refreshments and a study of Beth Moore’s “Stepping Up.” The church hosts Adult and Youth Bible Studies at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891, www.sycamorechristianchurch.


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

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Blue Ash Presbyterian Church

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Holy Week will be observed with worship on Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1, with Holy Communion. A Good Friday tenebrae worship service (candlelight service with the reading of Jesus’ passion) will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 2. Visitors are welcome. Easter Sunday services will be at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Holy Communion will be observed at both services. The Alleluia Ringers bell choir and Chancel Choir will provide music. The youth group is sponsoring an Easter Brunch between the two services beginning at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds from the brunch will go toward the youth mission trip in St. Louis this summer. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288; m.

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day, April 1. The sermon, “Thanks for the Memories along the Way – Jesus, You and I!,” will be based on scripture reading I Corinthians 11:23-26. Communion will be offered at this service. The church is continuing the series “Meeting Jesus Along the Way.” Easter Sunday, April 4, the sermon “Meeting Jesus along the Way to Life-Jesus and Mary Magdalene!” will be based on the scripture reading John 20:1-16. Communion will be offered on this day. St. Paul Church services are 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. for Traditional Worship and 9:30 a.m. for Contemporary Worship with Praise Band. Sunday School and childcare is provided for all services. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

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police station). Contact Carol Wuenker-Hesterberg at 793-2165 or E-mail her at: chesterberg@ to RSVP or for more information. Residents of Sayler Park before 1980 – are invited to the Sayler Park Reunion from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (or until the street lights come on), Saturday, May 29, at Lee’s Shelter in Fernbank Park (old River Park). Rain date is June 5. Attendees should bring their own food for their families along with chairs, ice, coolers, games, cornhole boards, horseshoes, etc. Attendees are also asked to bring any old photos they have. Call Kim Jacobs Harmeyer at 347-6105, or Al Richardson at 378-2454. Glen Este High School Class of 1970 – is having its 40th reunion from 711 p.m., Friday, June 11, at Receptions Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Cost is $50 and includes dinner buffet and DJ. Contact Bruce Griffis at 943-9330, or Princeton High School Class of 1970 – will have its 40th reunion on June 25 and 26. A buffet is planned for 7-11 p.m. Friday, June 25, at Raffel’s Banquet Hall in Evendale. The class will also meet from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Sharon Woods, on Saturday, June 26, at Cardinal Crest camp site for a cookout. Contact Jim Young at or Janice (Renner) Wilkins at Madeira High School Class of 1964 – is conducting its 35th reunion on June 25 and 26. Members of the classes of 1963 and 1965 are also invited. Contact, or go to




Chamber appoints new board members

The European-American Chamber of Commerce (EACC), Cincinnati Chapter, recently announced the appointment of Stuart Aitken and Paul Allaer to its executive committee and Ann Keeling, Gaelle Lecourt, Michael Webb, Keith Borders, Michael Capone and Anne Pezel to its board of directors. Aitken, chief operating officer, dunnhumbyUSA, joins the executive committee as vice president with more than 15 years of marketing, academic and technical experience across a variety of industries. Joining dunnhumbyUSA in 2009, Aitken is also a member of dunnhumby’s executive committee. He resides in

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Indian Hill. Allaer, partner, Thompson Hine, joins the executive committee as vice president with expertise in international corporate trade law, including international mergers and acquisitions. Allaer was named to the Honorary Council of Belgium for the State of Ohio in 1997 and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Southern Ohio District Export Council. He is also president of the Miami Valley International Trade Association and a community board member for Cincinnati Public Radio. He resides in Blue Ash. Keeling, president, Cristofoli-Keeling Inc., brings over two decades of experience in marketing communications to the EACC Board of Directors.

She has been named one of the “Fifteen Business Women To Watch� by the Cincinnati Enquirer. She has served on a number of nonprofit boards including Give Back Cincinnati’s Advisory Board, the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati and the United Coalition for Animals. Her current community board leadership includes service on the United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s Women’s Leadership Council and on the Board of Trustees for McAuley High School. She resides in Anderson Township. Lecourt, sensory research scientist, Givaudan Flavor, a sensory innovation company with a subsidiary in Cincinnati, joins the EACC Board of Directors after serving as the 2009

Chair of the EACC Young Professional Committee. She resides in Hyde Park. Webb, professor, Xavier University is an expert in international trade policy, economic development and international business. He is Dean of the Department of Economics at Xavier University and resides in Anderson. Borders, vice president, associate relations, Luxottica Retail, has spent over a decade developing global human resource, corporate responsibility and diversity programs. Previously Assistant Council to Federated Department Stores and a Civil Rights Division Attorney for the United States Department of Justice, he also serves on the Board of Directors for Cincinnati Youth Collaborative and




resides in Mason. Capone, audit partner, Grant Thornton, serves a wide spectrum of public and private companies, predominately in the manufacturing, retail and distribution industries. Before his work for Grant Thorton, Capone worked for an international accounting firm in Chicago where he resided in Mexico, serving U.S. based, multinational companies. Capone is a committee chair for the Association for Corporate Growth and currently resides in Anderson. Pezel, director of Global Supply Chain at Perfetti Van Melle, brings to the EACC board nearly two decades of experience in international business operations and logistics. She resides in Mount Adams.



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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, 561-7000.

Music Hall revitalization corporation established the Preservation of Music Hall. The Music Hall Revitalization Corporation will lead and coordinate all future plans related to Music Hall redevelopment, including planning, design, construction, communications and fundraising. The new organization will also collaborate closely with the members of MHWG to build on the momentum of the work that’s already been completed. Of paramount importance to the MHRC agenda will be ensuring that Music Hall remains a worldclass performance venue and an arts and entertainment anchor for its Overthe-Rhine neighborhood,

while continuing to serve the needs of its resident organizations and the Greater Cincinnati community. “The creation of this separate, focused entity will enable the project to move from the formative, conceptual stage into an implementation stage,� said Dudley Taft, chair of the Cincinnati Arts Association Board of Trustees. “The Music Hall Revitalization Corporation will bring the project into action, representing the needs and concerns of all user groups, while ensuring and preserving the acoustic and historic integrity of the hall.� Also recently announced

Siegel Design and KPB Commercial Printing. Library staff will roll up the carpets and expose the newly polished wood floors so party-goers can dance to the music of the Faux Frenchmen and Tropicoso; Queen City Brass and vocalist Patricia Linhart will also perform during the evening. Refreshments provided by Jeff Thomas Catering. Champagne toasts and birthday cake will top off the celebration. Jim and Brenda Tarbell are co-chairs for the event. The event begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person, or $175 for two. Reservations can be made by calling 621-0717, or by e-mail:

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Library celebrates C.F. Payne’s whimsical art Internationally acclaimed local artist-illustrator C.F. Payne’s priceless multimedia work graces the front of the invitation to the Mercantile Library’s 175th birthday party, scheduled for Saturday, April 17. It features the library’s graceful marble sculpture, Silencio, braced by heralds who are doppelgangers of the Library’s collector Cedric Rose and administrative assistant Chris Messick. Payne, whose work has graced the covers of “Time,� “Sports Illustrated,� “The Atlantic Monthly� and “Der Spiegel,� generously donated his talents to make the demi-semi-septcentennial invitation truly unforgettable. Design services and printing were donated by

was the appointment of Jack Rouse as MHRC’s president. Rouse is the retired cofounder and chairman of Jack Rouse Associates, a design and project management firm that serves the entertainment, sports, and museum industries throughout the world. “It’s an honor to be involved in helping guide the revitalization of one of the most important buildings in Cincinnati,� said Rouse. “Also, being able to help

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Tips for getting your plants off to a good start If you’re thinking about starting seeds indoors this winter, good for you! Here are a few tips to help make you a bit more successful with your seed starting adventure. First of all, you’ll need the right seed starting supplies: 1) Use a soil-less potting mix or seed starting mix. This mix is extremely important as it actually helps to hold moisture for the new seedlings yet is airy and allows them to dry properly with less chance of dampening off, or rotting.

Some mixes may include a slow release fertilizer to help feed the seedlings very slowly and gently as they grow. Be sure to pre-moisten your potting mix before planting the seeds. 2) Something to grow your seedlings in – small clay or plastic pots, Jiffy Cubes, peat pots, Cow Pots, or trays with cell packs are wonderful for starting your seeds. 3) Some type of shop light with regular fluorescent tubes will be needed to help supplement the much-

needed sunlight to keep your seedlings from stretching. Remember to keep the lights within 3 inches of the tops of the new seedlings. You may need to keep the lights on 12-14 hours a day, even in sunnier windows. 4) A misting bottle. This is one of the best ways to water your new seedlings, especially when they’re very young. Misting the soil is not so invasive and is easier to control the water flow. 5) A small inexpensive

fan, and trust me, this fan is one of the key ingredients for starting seeds indoors. Placed away from the seedlings, it provides constant air movement around the plants, which helps reduce disease and rotting, and it also helps to promote stockier plants. And here’s the most important thing to remember: Read the back of the seed packs for additional germinating information (do the seeds need to be covered, spacing, soil temps – generally 70-75 degrees

during the day, etc.?), as well as how long it takes for seed germination and growing time before transplanting outdoors. Count backwards from our frost free date (May 15 or so), and that’s when you should start those seeds indoors. For tomatoes it takes about six weeks (peppers eight weeks), which means starting time would be right around late March/early April. Remember, it’s always better to start your seeds a

little late, rather than way too e a r l y. Have fun Ron Wilson growing y o u r In the garden plants from seeds, indoors. Talk to you next time, in the garden. Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Inc. Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. You can reach him at columns@community

Local celebs get ready to rhumba at fourth annual Dancing For The Stars celebrities paired with some of the area’s finest professional dancers in a competition program, at which the audience will vote for their favorite celebrity dancer. The competitive dance for the evening will be the Latin rhumba, and each dance pair will have 90 seconds to woo the crowd and the judges.

In addition, Dancing For The Stars will feature: • a silent auction, featuring a variety of dance items and more • showcase dance by the 2010 Overture Award winner in dance • the swinging sounds of Sound Body Jazz Orchestra • popular ballroom DJ Tony Rimkus

• pre-event VIP Patron reception • open dancing before and after the competition • Jeff Thomas catering • cash bar The stars are Helen Carroll (manager of community relations, Toyota), Cathy Crain (president, Cincinnati Opera; community volunteer); Terry Foster (commu-

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There is a joke among friends here, “It’s a Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. ”When Charles and Allison Hahn Sobieck purchased the property at 502 North Main Street (in Somerset, Kentucky), there was a lot of work to be done, to say the least. With the vision of a B & B and a home in ruins, there were little choices. The dilapidated structure was removed, then reconstructed as it had been in the 1850’s. It’s a brand new home. A bit of an unusual concept for a bed and breakfast. “We reconstructed the home from scratch. This gave us the benefit of designing every amenity possible along the way, ”said Allison Sobieck, owner. Every room is equipped with many amenities you don’t often find in a traditional bed and breakfast, but rather a fine hotel. Every room has a full sized closet with a pair of micro-fiber robes hanging in them, 400- count Egyptian cotton sheets, cable TV with DVD players, queen sized beds, and a host of other things. For instance, 2 rooms have gas fireplaces and 3 rooms have whirlpool tubs. We even offer many add on amenities such as massage, dinner, flowers, etc…

The rooms are only half of the reason to come to The Doolin House. Owners Charles and Allison just happen to both be chefs. Some of the breakfast specialties include Caramel Banana French Toast and Southern Eggs Benedict (2 fried green tomatoes topped with 2 slices of smoked bacon, 2 eggs over easy and Hollandaise). Chuck is usually in charge of breakfast and tries to do new and different things every day. Chef Chuck pointed out, “It’s fun to experiment with breakfast. It’s the one meal that encompasses all foods. It’s perfectly acceptable to see smoked salmon or a pork cutlet at the breakfast table. ”For those in no rush to rise and shine, breakfast in bed is served at no additional charge. When you need a weekend get away that’s not too far from home or you are planning your summer vacation to beautiful Lake Cumberland, remember that The Doolin House Bed and Breakfast is only a phone call away.

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