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Indian Hill High School’s 2012 theatre department recently presented the play “Footloose.”



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Biography basics Second-graders at Indian Hill Primary School enlightened their classmates on a few famous Americans. A six-week study of historical figures culminated with a presentation on several well-known individuals ranging from Albert Einstein to George W. Bush. See photos, A2

Celebration A project approximately 30 years in the making is nearing completion, and the Greenacres Arts Center is preparing to celebrate. Greenacres Foundation has been working to update and renovate the greenhouse located on the arts center property, and the foundation has scheduled a number of events around its reopening. The greenhouse was built between 1923-1925, and was closed in the 1970s. From that point on the structure became overgrown with vegetation and was unused until renovations began in 2007. See story, A3

Fitness fun The Indian Hill Exempted Village School District is promoting fitness in a brand new way. The district’s Wellness Committee is partnering with the Indian Hill Schools Foundation to premiere the “Conquer the Hill 5K Run/Walk.” The event will start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the high school, 6865 Drake Road. Registration will start at 7 a.m. See story, A4

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Fundraiser to help schools in district By Forrest Sellers

An Indian Hill PTO event will make its return in April. The Indian Hill PTO will once again sponsor a Party on the Hill. The event will be 7-11 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Porsche of the Village, 4113 Plainville Road. The last consecutive Party on the Hill was in the early 2000s. The event is a fundraiser for schools in the district. “We haven’t had it as a fundraiser of this scale for more than a decade,” said Amy Lutz, who is a cochairwoman of the event along with Barbara Sharp. “There is a bigger need with budget cuts and cuts in state funding.” Proceeds raised from the event go toward a variety of expenses ranging from field trips to computer software and microscopes. The Party on the Hill was originally started in 1995 as a way to raise money for the elementary and primary schools. The event grew to include the middle and high schools as well. “It’s a great community bonding experience as well,” said Lutz, who is a resident of Indian Hill. Sharp, who is also a resident of Indian Hill, agreed. It builds camaraderie, she said. “And quite simply, it’s helping the stu-

Indian Hill PTO members Amy Lutz, left, and Barbara Sharp are organizing this year's Party on the Hill event. The Party on the Hill, which raises money for the Indian Hill Schools, will be Saturday, April 28, at Porsche of the Village. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PR dents,” she said. Party on the Hill will include live music from a group of local fathers who call their band “More Cowbell.” It will also include a silent auction with handmade items, sports memorabilia and gift packages. Refreshments will in-

clude “Dinner by the Bite” and a cash bar. Lutz said an aspect of the event which stands out is the extent people associated with the schools are involved. This involvement ranges form donations of items for the silent auction to volunteering time at the

event. Tickets are $35 per individual, $70 per couple. Reservations are required. The reservation deadline is Saturday, April 21. For reservations, visit the website or call Lutz at 767-8000.

Indian Hill considers roundabout By Rob Dowdy

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The intersection of Drake and Shawnee Run roads could potentially look much different in the coming years if the village finds funding for a roundabout. The village is exploring the potential for grants to pay for the potential project. ROB DOWDY/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS




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Traffic during peak hours at the intersection of Shawnee Run and Drake roads could lead to a major overhaul. Indian Hill is consulting with CDS Associates Inc. to determine the cost of creating a traffic circle – a roundabout intersection – and the ability for the village to obtain grant funding to assist in the cost of the project. If the project could get enough funding to make it affordable, the village could include the roundabout in its 2013 capital improvement budget. The village first considered a roundabout at the intersection in 2005, and had a roundabout study and preliminary work done to

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Biography basics Second-graders at Indian Hill Primary School enlightened their classmates on a few famous Americans. A six-week study of historical figures culminated with a presentation on several well-known individuals ranging from Al-

bert Einstein to George W. Bush. One of the students even dressed in costume during a presentation on Amelia Earhart.

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Second-grader Aparna Krishnan, of Indian Hill, consults a chart during a biographical presentation on former president George W. Bush. FORREST SELLERS/THE

Second-graders Ryan James, left, and Paige McMillan, both of Kenwood, are entertained by a classmate's profile of physicist Albert Einstein. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS




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Greenacres to celebrate greenhouse Renovating building started 30 years ago

By Rob Dowdy

A project approximately 30 years in the making is nearing completion, and the Greenacres Arts Center is preparing to celebrate. Greenacres Foundation has been working to update and renovate the greenhouse located on the arts center property, and the foundation has scheduled a number of events around its reopening. The greenhouse was built between 1923-1925, and was closed in the 1970s. From that point on the structure became overgrown with vegetation and was unused until renovations began in 2007. Steve Sehlhorst, greenhouse manager, said the greenhouse was stripped down to its metal frame, which was also sandblasted and galvanized. He said new glass has been installed, along with a new ventilation system, hot water heater and watering system. The project in almost finished, though at times it’s seemed like it would never end. “Any time I think we’re spin-

The greenhouse at Greenacres Arts Center was overgrown with vegetation and in need of repair just a few years ago. The structure has since been restored and is nearly ready for a grand opening celebration April 12. PROVIDED

The greenhouse at Greenacres Arts Center is nearly completed. Greenacres Foundation is hosting a grand opening April 12. ROB DOWDY/

ning our wheels and getting nowhere, I look at these old photos,” Sehlhorst said. Gardners Sandy Rhoads and Michele Dragga have been rummaging through old photos of the Greenacres Arts Center property for evidence of what the greenhouse used to resemble. Photos from just a few years ago

Rhoads said the updated structure will also help support local gardens by making organically grown seeds available year-round. Greenacres will reopen the greenhouse with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, cocktail party and the opening of a new exhibit at the arts center.

show large trees and other wild vegetation sprouting from the top and sides of the structure. With renovations nearly completion, Sehlhorst said the greenhouse will soon be used for educational purposes as well as to grow plants that will be used as landscaping and vegetables to be sold by Greenacres.


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Indian Hill’s 5K to encourage fitness By Forrest Sellers

cal education teacher at the primary school. “It promotes health and wellness.” Ellen Hughes, a health and physical education teacher at the high school, said the 5K is taking the district’s health initiative to the next level. “The Wellness Committee has been trying to come up with different activities and events to promote health and wellness not only among the students but among the staff and community as well,” she said. The 5K Run/Walk also ties into the district’s pedometer challenge in which staff were encour-

aged to wear pedometers to keep track of the number of steps they had taken on a daily basis. Students in the physical education classes are being encouraged to join in the run/walk as well. “The Indian Hill Schools Foundation is delighted to support the Wellness Committee’s 5K,” said Martha Stephen, public relations coordinator for the district and a member of the foundation. “We are looking forward to people of all ages participating in the event.” For registration fees and other information, visit the website

Indian Hill Schools physical education teachers Ellen Hughes, left, and Marty Majchszak, as well as Martha Stephen, who is a member of the Indian Hill Schools Foundation, are gearing up for the district's first Conquer the Hill 5K Run/Walk. The event will be Saturday, April 28. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The Indian Hill Exempted Village School District is promoting fitness in a brand new way. The district’s Wellness Committee is partnering with the Indian Hill Schools Foundation to premiere the “Conquer the Hill 5K Run/Walk.” The event will start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the high school, 6865 Drake Road. Registration will start at 7 a.m. “It’s a bunch of healthy people getting out there enjoying the weather (and) physical activity,” said Marty Majchszak, a physi-

Mayor: Kutol apartment plan merits discussion

Madeira seeking donations to expand Centennial Plaza

By Jeanne Houck


MADEIRA — Madeira Are luxury apartments Mayor Rick Brasington a good use of the former says he wants to clear up Kutol Products Co. site? some inaccurate informaEmail your thoughts to tion circulating about a suburban@communiproposed apartment velopment in the city and is encouraging residents to get involved in an official community discus- rage, part of which will be sion about the project – available to the public.” beginning next month. Brasington said the deThe Madeira Planning velopment would include Commission will conduct one- and two-bedroom a public hearing Monday, apartments with rent in April 16, on a proposal by the neighborhood of Indian Hill businessman $1,000 to $2,000 per Richard Greiwe of month. Greiwe Development “They will be nicely Group to build a 180-unit appointed with granite luxury apartment project countertops and stainat the former Kuless-steel applitol Products Co. ances and include site on Camargo a common swimRoad. ming pool and fitThe public ness facility,” Brahearing will begin sington said. at 7 p.m. at Madei“It should apra city hall off Mipeal to Madeira ami Avenue and seniors looking for end with a recom- Brasington a place to live once mendation to Mathey no longer deira City Council. wish to maintain their ex“The building is pro- isting homes as well as posed to be in the ‘Main young professionals, Street Corridor’ as desig- empty nesters and some nated in our code, and will families with children.” be developed under this Brasington said no code,” Brasington said of part of Greiwe’s proposal Greiwe’s plan for luxury — named Camargo Crossapartments. ing – has yet been ap“The buildings are de- proved. signed to be no more than “In fact, it is the beginthree stories high and will ning stages,” Brasington surround a parking ga- said.

“But I can tell you that council has seen the plan and decided it has enough merit to forward it to the planning commission for further discussion. “Council has been assured by the schools that they can accommodate the additional number of students that will live there and the police and fire departments have indicated it will not put undue burdens on them either,” Brasington said. “We recognize that traffic along Camargo Road will increase and that will need to be addressed. “The bottom line is that it could be a nice addition to the community and is worth further investigation,” Brasington said. “The processes that govern our city will assure full participation by the public through the planning commission and city council. “I urge you to attend these meetings, listen to the proposal and provide your input.” The Greiwe Development Group is building condominiums on Miami Road and Mariemont Avenue in Mariemont. Madeira lost 135 jobs and $70,000 in annual earnings taxes when Kutol Products left the city in February 2011 to move to Sharonville.

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MADEIRA — Madeira city officials are appealing to businesses for donations to help them expand the plaza around the Madeira Railroad Depot for a community-gathering place. Madeira already has raised $82,500 but needs some $25,000 to $30,000 more for the plaza at Miami and Railroad avenues, to be called the Centennial Plaza, City Manager Tom Moeller said. “Our goal is to begin construction in mid-April,” Moeller said. “We would anticipate construction to take no more than 60 days.” Madeira city officials and other community leaders spearheading the Centennial Plaza effort want to make Railroad Avenue one-way so the existing pla-

Madeira is developing Centennial Plaza around the railroad depot off Miami Avenue. where Choo Choo's Restaurant operates. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS za can be expanded and planters installed. They also want to pave Railroad Avenue with material that gives it a cobblestone appearance. Organizers say the Centennial Plaza will complement the Millennium Plaza on Miami Avenue across the street from the depot and bring people to Madeira’s central business district. The city celebrated its

centennial in 2010. Madeira owns the depot property and leases space at the century-old landmark to Choo Choo’s Restaurant. For more about your community, visit Madeira. Get regular Madeira updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit

Lincoln Mercury dealership proposed By Jeanne Houck

MONTGOMERY — A Lincoln dealership could open on a Montgomery site abandoned last fall by a Jaguar dealership if property owners can overcome hurdles that include a site that is too small to meet city zoning requirements. Kenwood Lincoln and Tollhouse Properties of Montgomery were scheduled to ask the Montgomery Board of Zoning Appeals to grant a variance Tuesday, March 27, to a requirement that the dealership have three acres on which

to operate. The site where Kenwood Lincoln and Tollhouse Properties want to open a Lincoln dealership is at 9620 Montgomery Road and measures just under 2.5 acres. The Montgomery Road property long has hosted dealerships —most recently Jaguar, which moved to Blue Ash – operating both under lot conditions in place and in a building constructed long before Montgomery design guidelines were adopted in the zoning code, said Frank Davis, Montgomery’s director of community development.

Because Kenwood Lincoln and Tollhouse Properties have a revised development plan for the property, they generally are subject to Montgomery’s design guidelines unless the guidelines cannot be reasonably achieved, Davis said. If the Montgomery Board of Zoning Appeals grants the property-size variance at its meeting March 27 the property owners still will have a laundry list of issues to clear up before the Montgomery Planning Commission and ultimately, Montgomery City Council.


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Country Day grads divulge wisdom INDIAN HILL — For the past nine years, former Country Day students have brought their college and post-college experiences to the current senior class as they prepare their own plans for college. Most of the seminars cover experiences that are outside of classroom studies. Seminar topics included: college athletics, study abroad, student government, community service, emergency medical services, internships, business and innovation, and communications. The day began with a breakfast followed by the senior’s choice of four seminars. Country Day conducts two senior seminars each year. The first takes place in January, consisting of college students or recent college graduates imparting wisdom to current seniors. The second seminar occurs in the spring and includes alumni and community members speaking on college health, safety, fi-

nance and more. The seminars are organized by Jane Kairet, upper school French teacher, and Malena Castro, upper school Spanish teacher. This year’s seminar leaders included: » Jordi Alonso (2010); Kenyon College; “Living through Words: Writing, Managing, Editing and Publishing a Literary Magazine” » Xanni Brown (2010); Harvard College; “The Serendipitous Athlete: Fom Soccer to Rugby to a National Championship” » Matthew Eichel (2009); Colgate University; “Having Your Voice Heard On Campus” » Brooke Heinichen (2008); Georgetown University; “Business and Innovation at College” » Sebastian Koochaki (2010); Yale University; “Exciting Science Beyond the College Classroom” » Tom Langlois (2010); Georgetown University; “College EMS”

» Allison Lazarus (2010); Yale University; “1-Research Internship: Israeli National Security and 2-Community Service: Tutoring Young Inmates in a Local Prison” » Lauren Legette (2007); Hampton-Sydney College; “Television: More than Just News” » Matt Lesser (2010); University of Alabama; “Collegiate Athletics: Beyond the Jersey” » Greg Magarian (2008); Trinity College; Studying in Germany: From Start to Finish » Molly McCartney (2009); Wake Forest University; “Designing Your Own Studying Abroad Program” » Hazel Mullan (2010); Webster College; “Rubbing Shoulders with the Big Wigs: Getting Involved in Student Government” » Rene Peters (2009); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); “Using Your Science/Engineering Background to Land a Corporate Internship”

Cincinnati Country Day graduates return to their alma mater to talk to the seniors. In front are: Lauren Legette (Hampton-Sydney College), Brooke Heinichen (Georgetown University), Jordi Alonso (Kenyon College) and Molly McCartney (Wake Forest University); middle, Rene Peters (MIT), Hazel Mullan (Webster College) and Sebastian Koochaki (Yale University); back, Matthew Eichel (Colgate University), Tom Langlois (Georgetown University), Greg Magarian (Trinity College) and Allison Lazarus (Yale University). Not pictured, Xanni Brown (Harvard College), and Matt Lesser (University of Alabama). THANKS TO RALPH JAVENS JR.


Indian Hill lady leading fundraiser “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” will be the theme for “A Springer Celebration! 2012,” the premier fundraising event for Springer School and Center. On May 2, the Hilton Netherland Hall of Mirrors will resemble a page from a Dr. Seuss book for an evening that will feature dinner and cocktails, auctions and raffles, and visits from Springer alumni who will share stories of the Places They’ve Gone. Local 12 WKRC-TV Sports Director Brad Johansen will return this year to serve as emcee for the evening and to Cooper preside over a live auction. Event Chair Nancy Cooper, of Indian Hill, is the wife of Springer’s Board of Trustees President, Randy Cooper. “The loving, knowledgeable, and endlessly patient support of the Springer staff and administration cannot be overstated,” said Cooper. “Randy and I believe Springer School and Center is a jewel in our Queen City's crown, and I look forward to helping with A Springer Celebration! so that more families can benefit from the Springer experience as we did.” Proceeds support financial aid and outreach programs. Call 8716080 ext. 213 or visit


The following students have earned honors for the second quarter of 2011-2012.

First honors Freshmen - Catherine Hidy and Florence Shanley. Sophomores - Madeline Huster and Margaret McIlvenna. Juniors - Libby Nawalaniec, Kristen Ney and Ellen Upham. Seniors - Mary DeStefano, Victoria Hodges, Victoria Knueven and Kerry Ulm.

Second honors Sophomores - Monica Glaescher, Mia Poston, Catherine Redden, Lindsay Tatman and Madeline Upham. Juniors - Erica Floyd and Anna Hellman. Seniors - Hayley Rottinghaus and Chloe Williams.

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Ursuline Class of 2016 scholarship recipients from left: Lily Kovach (Lakota Ridge Junior High), Kavya Hiryur (Lakota Ridge), Alexandra Taylor (St. Ursula Villa), Elizabeth Lotterer (Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori), Amanda Ellis (St. Susanna), Maria Ventura (St. Susanna), Stephanie Yanosik (St. Susanna), Madaline Rinaldi (All Saints), Julia Uhler (Sacred Heart Fairfield), Cayla Co (Sacred Heart Fairfield), Jennifer Duma (All Saints), Grace Hellmann (St. Mary), Catherine Ceccoli (St. Gabriel), Kirsten Bailey (All Saints), Megan Mansour (St. Columban), Jane Honerlaw (St. Gabriel), Allison Bui (St. Gabriel), Kirsten Lucas (St. Nicholas Academy), Madolyn Desch (St. Mary), Lily Hofstetter (St. Mary), Isabella Proietti (St. Mary), Jordan Fry (St. Ursula Villa) and Alyssa Steller (St. Margaret of York0. Missing, Olivia Schappacher (St. Michael). THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG

Ursuline class of ’16 receives scholarships Twenty-four incoming freshmen to the Class of 2016 have received scholarships to assist in their tuition to attend Ursuline Academy. Fifteen have received annually renewable merit-based scholarships based on their high school placement test scores, and nine are recipients of the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation Scholarships which provide one-time tuition assistance to eighth-grade Catholic grade school students. Those students who received the high school placement test scholarships are: Kirsten Bailey (45242) of All Saints, Allison Bui (45011) of St. Gabriel Consolidated, Madolyn Desch (45208) of St. Mary, Jennifer Duma (45242) of All Saints, Jordan Fry (45243) of St. Ursula Villa, Grace Hellmann (45208) of St. Mary, Kavya Hiryur (45069)

of Lakota Ridge Junior High School, Lily Hofstetter (45208) of St. Mary, Jane Honerlaw (45246) of St. Gabriel Consolidated, Lily Kovach (45241) of Lakota Ridge Junior High School, Elizabeth Lotterer (45069) of Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori, Isabella Proietti (45208) of St. Mary, Julia Uhler (45014) of Sacred Heart Fairfield, Maria Ventura (45040) of St. Susanna and Stephanie Yanosik (45044) of St. Susanna. Those who received the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation Scholarships are: Catherine Ceccoli (45011) of St. Gabriel Consolidated, Cayla Co (45014) of Sacred Heart Fairfield, Amanda Ellis (45040) of St. Susanna, Kirsten Lucas (45241) of St. Nicholas Academy, Megan Mansour (45140) of St. Columban, Madaline Rinaldi (45241) of All Saints, Olivia Schappacher

(45241) of St. Michael, Sharonville, Alyssa Steller (45039) of St. Margaret of York and Alexandra Taylor (45236) of St. Ursula Villa. Ursuline's endowment fund has been made possible through the generosity of many individuals and foundations throughout the years, including the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation. This year's scholarship monies have ranged from $1,500$10,000 per student award. Nearly $900,000 in total has been awarded to merit and need based assistance to students, some of whom would not have otherwise had the opportunity to attend Ursuline. "We are grateful to the numerous individuals, alumnae, friends and foundations who help us fulfill this promise by giving voice to the vision of St. Angela, our patroness," Ursuline President Sharon Redmond said.

St. Gertrude duo wins writing contest St. Gertrude School second-grader Savannah Brizendine and seventh-grader Will Pappalardo won the Honey Bee Children's Bookstore's writing competition. Brizendine won in the 6-8-year-old category with her submission "Rebecca the Dolphin" and Pappalardo won in the 9-12 year old category with his submission "A Night's Sleep.” Both won 2012 season passes to Kings Island. The contestant’s task was to write any original fiction, short story, poetry, play, fable or fairytale that was 500 words or less. The winning entries were selected by the bookstore’s judges based on creativity. Pat Lacker, school librarian, helped coordinate the activity for the school and was excited for the students.

St. Gertrude School students Will Pappalardo and Savannah Brizendine are all smiles after winning The Honey Bee Children's Bookstore's recent writing competition in their respective age categories. Each student was awarded a 2012 season pass to Kings Island. THANKS TO JEFF PLATE

Cincinnati Country Day's Alexandra Sukin, a senior from Indian Hill, recently won the Silver Key award and an Honorable Mention in writing in the regional competition for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Sukin's "A Contradictory Relationship; Mistakes; Inversion; Multimedia" won the Silver Key Award and her Sukin "A Day of Nothing" received Honorable Mention. Her entries were among 1,600 writing entries in the 2012 competition. This is the second year in a row Sukin has been recognized in Scholastics, last year she won a Gold Key and Gold Medal. Sukin would like to write professionally as a journalist and she enjoys writing about modern topics.

Presidential scholar

Lora Zuo, a senior at Indian Hill High School, was recently named one of more than 3,000 candidates in this year’s U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.2 million students expected to graduate this year. Inclusion in this program, now in its 48th year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities. The 3,000 candidates were selected for their exceptional performance on either the College Board SAT or ACT assessments. A panel of distinguished educators will review students’ essays, self-assessments, descriptions of activities, school recommendations and transcripts and select 500 semifinalists in early April. One woman and one man from each state will be selected as finalists, and will be invited to Washington, D.C., in June to receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion.



Editor: Melanie Laughman,, 513-248-7573




Serving up champions in the area By Scott Springer and Nick Dudukovich

INDIAN HILL — Indian Hill tennis coach T.J. Scheve is hoping for a better start to the 2012 season than the one he experienced last year. An early slump was accentuated by last spring’s persistent rain, leading to inconsistency. The Braves however rallied to a 6-4 overall record, including a perfect 5-0 run in the Cincinnati Hills League for the championship. The feat earned Scheve CHL coach of the year honors and he returns five first team all-league players this season. “Our top five are really close,” Scheve said. Among those are twin brothers Aloke and Saahil Desai. Aloke swings right-handed, while Saahil goes “southpaw.” “Aloke played No. 1 singles and was captain and had a great year,” Scheve said. “Saahil played second doubles. By the end of the year, he and his partner (Will Jaroszewicz) gelled beautifully together. They advanced further than anyone else and advanced on to the district.”

Indian Hill first singles player Aloke Desai at practice March 21 as coach TJ Scheve supervises. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS Aloke Desai is slated to return to No. 1 singles, but is being pushed. Saahil Desai will likely play doubles again and could be teamed up again with the diverse skill of Will Jaroszewicz. Jaroszewicz recently played the Reverend who didn’t like dancing in the Indian Hill production of “Footloose,” but displays some pretty good footwork on the courts adjacent to the school. “Will is a super-talented kid,” Scheve said. “The sky’s the limit for him. He can serve right- and

left-handed equally well. He’s a big kid; he moves well. He’s just a real joy to coach.” The ambidexterous talents of Jaroszewicz are something Scheve hasn’t seen outside of former pro and current tennis announcer Luke Jensen of the notorious Jensen brothers doubles team. “Last year he mainly served left-handed and played right,” Scheve said. “I’ve had a coach come up to me in the middle of the second set and say,’ Is he left-

Will Jaroszwicz is able to serve with either hand for the Braves. Last year he teamed up in doubles with Saahil Desai. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

handed or right-handed?’ He just throws everybody for a loop.” Complementing Aloke Desai in singles will be senior Alex Fixler and junior R.J. Joshi. Fixler could also play some doubles. “He played singles at the sectional and played really well,” Scheve said. “In the match to qualify for district, he ran in to Patrick Wildman (CCD). He actually played really well, but Patrick was just too strong.” Joshi will likely be second singles and possesses a dangerous

forehand. “He hits it harder than I do and harder than all of the adult men I play,” Scheve said. “The kid hits the heck out of the ball. He’s going to win a lot of matches for us.” In the league, Scheve expects the usual challenge from Wyoming. The Cowboys were second to the Braves last season and won the league title in 2009. After starting on the road at Taylor, Indian Hill will host Loveland April 4. When not coaching the Braves, Scheve is a pro at the Mercy Healthplex in Anderson Township and at Coldstream Country Club.

Cincinnati Country Day

The Indians return Patrick Wildman, who was third at the state tournament and district champion as a freshman. Freshman Asher Hirsch is also highly regarded and could be a state contender. Junior Michael Barton is a returning all-area selection in singles. “We are very excited about this year,” Cincinnati Country Day coach Matt Dektas said. Gannett News Service contributed to this report

It’s softball with Spurlock this spring Hilbert leads young CCD squad By Scott Springer and Nick Dudukovich

CCD pitcher Caitlin Hilberg pitched the Indians to a 19-2 victory over CHCA March 29. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

INDIAN HILL — Patrick Spurlock takes over the Indian Hill Lady Braves softball program that gets busy once the Indian Hill spring break concludes. Spurlock’s resume includes high school stops at Middletown Christian and Ridgeville and a stint on Division II Cedarville University’s staff where they set a team record with 31 wins last year. Indian Hill was 11-10 a year ago, 7-7 in the Cincinnati Hills League. Spurlock inherits a strong sophomore class that includes pitcher Ally Hermes, catcher Samantha King and pitcher/utility player Johanna Wagner. Hermes was first-team allCHL and hit .336, King was second-team and hit .381 and Wagner swung at a .321 clip. Also returning is secondteam all-CHL senior shortstop Jeannette Jinkinson, who hit .354 and honorable-mention junior outfielder Lindy Howe. Spurlock expects other contributions from senior outfield-

Indian Hill junior outfielder Lindy Howe is among the returning Lady Braves new coach Pat Spurlock has inherited. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

er Lauren Lytle, junior outfielder Emily Woebkenberg, junior first baseman Kendall Collins, sophomore outfielder Katina Calamari, sophomore third baseman Ellie Stokely and freshman utility player Mikayla Germain. “(Our) team strengths should be pitching and hitting,” Spurlock said by email. “The key to our success will be playing with full effort and continuing to improve daily.” Spurlock looks for Reading, Deer Park and Finneytown to be among the league leaders with the Lady Braves and Wyoming

Indian Hill pitcher Ally Hermes is back for her sophomore year after being named first-team all-CHL in her inaugural varsity season. also being in the chase. Indian Hill is at Taylor April 4 and Wyoming April 9, before returning home to play Fenwick April 10.

Cincinnati Country Day

Cincinnati Country Day returns in 2012 with seven starters from last year’s squad, which went 10-10 and finished first in the Miami Valley Conference’s Gray Division. On the mound, Caitlin Hilbert See SOFTBALL, Page A7



» Moeller beat Ross 4-2 March 6. Zach Williams got the win and Ryan LeFevers drove in two runs. Cameron Whitehead had a run-scoring double. The Crusaders beat Glen Este 13-3 on March 27. Ty Amann was 2-3 with a triple and three runs batted in. » Indian Hill beat Finneytown 7-4 March 30. Blake Calvin was 2-3 and drove in two runs.


» CCD pitcher Caitlin Hilberg struck out as the Indians defeated CHCA 19-2 for their first win of the season March 29.


» Moeller beat Elder 3-2 on March 28. Junior Logan Wacker recorded a singles win. On March 29 the Crusaders beat Summit Country Day 4-1.


» Indian Hill played two games in Nashville, beating Ravenwood 1-0 March 24 and losing to Brentwood 8-6 on March 25. » Moeller beat Mason March 28, 11-5.

Boys track

» Moeller was second at the La Salle Legends Classic March 24. Kevin Robinson-White won the shot put with a throw of 45' 5.75".

Boys volleyball

» Moeller beat La Salle 25-16, 25-13, 25-20.

Nominate a Sportsman of the Year candidate

The fourth-annual Community Press Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest kicked off Monday, April 2. Readers can nominate any ju-

nior or senior starting athlete who demonstrates the highest qualities on the field of play, in the classroom and in the community throughout the 2011-2012 school year. They can do so by clicking on the 2012 Sportsman of the Year logo on, finding their community newspaper and following the prompts. The nomination period ends Monday, April 16. All the nominations will be considered for male/ female ballots that represent specific community newspapers, such as The Indian Hill Journal. To vote, readers can get online

at the same location, log into through their Facebook accounts and vote for the winners from Monday, April 30, to Friday, May 18. Readers can vote every day during that period but will be limited on the number they can vote each day. Last year, more than 270,000 votes were tallied by online readers. Winners will receive a certificate and full stories on them in their Community Press newspaper June 20-21. Questions? Email mlaughman@ with the subject line: 2012 Sportsman of the Year.



CUP to play national game The Cincinnati United Premier U15 boys Gold team has been crowned U.S. Youth Soccer National League champions for their play during the 2011-2012 season. The team, coached by Terry Nicholl, clinched the title in Las Vegas with wins over St Louis Scott Gallagher (MO) and Albion SC (CA-S). With the league title, the boys claim an automatic birth to the USYS National Championships in South

Carolina in July. “This a tremendous achievement by this squad,” said CUP Boys Director of Coaching, John McGinlay. “This is the first CUP team to win this prestigious league and also the first team to advance to the National Championships under the Cincinnati United Soccer Club banner. They have earned it and now can focus on their spring play to prepare them for South Carolina in July.”

The USYS National League brings together the top U15-U18 boys and girls teams in the country. Cincinnati United Soccer Club has the most teams in the league with three boys teams and one girls team. The club would like to congratulate the boys, coach Terry Nicholl and Boys DOC John McGinlay, and previous coaches including Wes Schulte and Mike Duncan, for winning the league title.

Moeller’s sticks of spring in swing

KENWOOD — Much like their hockey team, rugby team and sometimes the football team, Moeller’s lacrosse squad often logs miles to schedule competitive opponents. Moeller finished 15-7 as city champs last season before eventually losing to Worthington Kilbourne in the state semis by a goal. Those that follow the high school game have them right back in contention in 2012. “I’d like to think we were,” Reed said. “We have a lot of experienced players and a lot of talented players. We have a good mix of some youth and some upperclassmen. In my four years at Moeller, this is the most talented team I’ve had the opportunity to put on the field.” Senior midfielder Mitch Catino, senior attack Jacob Fuller and senior defenseman Matthew Klever are the Moeller captains. “This is our first year of having a senior class that was with us as freshmen,” Reed said. “As they come up through the ranks, they kind of know what we’re doing. We also have a great junior class and a really talented sophomore class.” Quinn Collison is a junior and is in his third year starting at attack. Collison will play at Bucknell. In addition, junior goalie Alex Burgdorf has committed to play at Quinnipiac and sophomore midfielder Sam Hubbard is slated to go to Notre Dame, the No. 3 ranked team in the country. Also at midfield, Nolan Frey and Dominic Starvaggi are in their third year as starters. If anything, the Crusaders should be as tough as anyone as Burgdorf and Collison come from coach Mike Reeder’s hockey team, with Catino, Frey

and Starvaggi being a part of coach John Rodenberg’s gridiron group. So far Moeller beat Thomas Worthington 9-8, lost to Dublin Jerome 4-3

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Author: Attend village’s meeting Our country, state and community have been through challenging times recently. Our community will face continuing challenges in the months and years to come. Some say that adversity builds character, others perhaps more accurately, say that it reveals it. During times of adversity groups either fracture and turn on each other or come together and become greater through their shared efforts. Will our community fracture or come together? Will we take a shortsighted, self-serving approach or a more systemic, longer-term approach to the problems we face? In short what kind of character will we reveal as a community during the difficult times that lay ahead? These questions are made more difficult to answer because of our community’s unique qualities. These qual-

ities, advantageous in many ways, also serve to weaken or inhibit the formation of the bonds that typically help define a David community. Turner Our commuCOMMUNITY PRESS nity’s absence GUEST COLUMNIST of a “center” geographically, commercially or socially is one factor. Our community’s wealth negates the need to foster the kind of interdependent relationships that are the backbone of most communities. Our physical space fosters another degree of separation. What can we do as individuals? First, understand and accept our village income taxes must be raised significantly. While no doubt the council will continue

to look for further savings the village government has made all the cuts and reductions it can reasonably make. The village will be losing a big part of its funding as the estate tax is phased out by the state. This is occurring while other revenue streams are also being reduced. This is not about limiting excessive spending. This is math, pure and simple. The village is facing catastrophic cuts in revenue and those cuts must be offset by an increase in the village income tax. The solution can not be found in further cuts. Second, express your support. Show your support of the village and its public servants: firefighters, rangers, public works personnel and teachers. Do so by direct communication with them, by thanking them for the services they provide you and your family; do so

by voicing your support to the city manager and village council members as they move forward in budgeting for these services. Express your support of our public servants by displaying a yard sign thanking them for their service (100 of these yard signs are available through the author). Third, become involved: participate and if possible volunteer. The village council has indicated its intent to hold a Village Town Hall meeting in the coming months: attend it. You know those that will oppose the necessary increase will likely be there and vocal. Take time to support the council and voice your approval. There will be increasing opportunities to volunteer as we make do with less. Volunteerism is not a means to further reduce staffing, but a means to support our existing staff in their efforts to maintain

the community’s quality of life during these difficult times. Finally reflect on how our community can be made stronger. One idea: the creation of a committee on Volunteerism in the Village akin to the Green Areas Committee or the Recreation Commission. Another: the creation of a virtual town square through the creation or adoption of a website which may serve as a basis for increasing communication and our sense of community. (The author some time ago created and has offered it to the village as a starting point). The years ahead will test our community. If we support our community leaders and pull together I have confidence we will prove up to the challenge that lies ahead. David Turner is an Indian Hill resident.

One man, one vote for the CMHA Republicans show In 1964 the United States Supreme Court established the idea of “one man, one vote.” In Reynolds vs. Sims, the court determined that state legislative districts had to be roughly equal in population. Before this ruling urban counties were often drastically underrepresented. The idea of equitable representation was favored by progressives at the time to counter balance the dominance of rural and suburban coalitions. Today, two local state legislators are proposing to correct a similar long standing inequity in the make up of the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) board. But now some progressive politicians and activists are opposing this overdue move to make the CMHA board truly representative of the area it serves, all of Hamilton County with the exception of one small portion of Harrison

Township. Currently, CMHA’s board includes five appointees. The appointments are made by the Hamilton County ComDusty missioners, the Rhodes COMMUNITY PRESS Court of Common Pleas, the GUEST COLUMNIST Court of Appeals and by the city of Cincinnati city manager. One of the appointments must be a CMHA program participant. Three appointees are selected by public officials representing the entire county (which includes the city of Cincinnati), but two more are exclusively named by the Cincinnati city manager. State Rep. Louis Terhar’s and State Sen. Bill Seitz’ bill would add two more representatives, one from the coun-

ty’s suburban municipalities and one from the county’s townships. Why should the city of Cincinnati have disproportionately excessive representation on a board making decisions well beyond their boundaries? Why can’t suburban communities and townships have equal representation on a board making decisions which significantly impact them? The current unfairness in CMHA board membership is indefensible. Thanks to Representative Terhar and Senator Seitz for introducing this bill to assure equal representation for all county residents. The inequity the status quo perpetuates by practicing the politics of exclusion must be addressed. Dusty Rhodes is the Hamilton County auditor. He lives in Delhi Township.

We must let humanity prevail These are trying times for those of us who are concerned with humanity. What is so strange to me is the amount of inhumanity that is perpetrated in the name of religion. Like almost everyone else, I started life knowing little about other religions. Naturally, I believed what I was being taught was the true religion. When I moved into a mixed neighborhood, the conflict of ideas became a problem. I have become a very interested student of humanity. It is my policy to defend any religion, race or nationality when a discussion becomes hateful to anyone for what I consider no valid reason. Having said that, it was a few years ago that I was accused very wrongly of speaking disagreeably about a common religion that I greatly respected. Such is life. Humanity and reason do not always coexist. So, let’s examine humanity and where I started my interest in all religions. It was my sophomore year at Bowling Green State University. I was enrolled in a course in comparative religion. Much to the dismay of my


professor, I insisted on writing papers and discussing in class that there were more similarities than differences in the religions we discussed. This resulted in a mediocre

grade. As is my practice, it is time for a quote. “We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.” That timely truth is by Jonathan Swift. It is also why it is important to write this essay The terrible killing of people because of religion, race or origin shows how important Swift’s words have become for the sake of humanity. Our major fault is that we are either taught to hate or that we naturally feel threatened by someone who is “not like us.” Either way, our humanity is in question. The recent slaying of Trayvon Martin proves this point. I have no opinion as to the fault.



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The problem is our inability to live as a community with standards that apply to all individuals equally. It is convenient to blame any religion, race or nationality for the egregious faults of individuals of that community. As a soldier in Germany and a member of the Occupation Forces, I found that by wearing civilian clothes to town and slowly learning and using German I soon made a number of friends. There was a simple and abiding lesson there. Simply put it was, to get along, go along. As a member of the American society, no matter what your differences are, if you accept the habits and laws of your fellow citizens, you will gain acceptance. It may be slow, but your individual community must strongly enforce this idea. In the end the conflicts will ease and disappear. If we value the similarities in our religion, race and nationalities I believe others will value them too. Our humanity would prevail. Edward Levy is a resident of Montgomery and a former college professor.

a nasty streak

The long string of Republican debates have shown a Republican party exposed - not on the stage but in the audience. Moderator Wolf Blitzer asked Ron Paul, "What do you tell a guy who is sick, goes into a coma and doesn't have health insurance? Who pays for his coverage? Are you saying society should just let him die?" The crowd yelled "Yeah!" and cheered. "Your state has executed 234 death row inmates, more than any governor in modern times," NBC's Brian Williams told Rick Perry. The audience broke into cheers and applause. Host Megyn Kelly played a YouTube video from Steven Hill, a gay soldier in Iraq. After Hill's video clip, in a shocking demonstration of disrespect for one of our American soldiers, audience members lustily booed him. Herman Cain and Michelle Bachman both voiced their opinions in support of water boarding and torture. The Republican crowd cheered. Newt Gingrich stood by his remarks where he said children from low-income households should be given the opportunity to be janitors in their own schools. Gingrich was asked by commentator Juan Williams, "Can't you see that this is viewed, at a minimum, as insulting to all Americans, but particularly to black Americans?" Gingrich responded,

"No, I don't see that." The GOP audience whooped and cheered. Boos at the suggestion that the federRichard al governSchwab ment, not the states, should COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST enforce imCOLUMNIST migration laws. Boos at anything less than a sendthem-all-back immigration policy. The format of these Republican debates leads to snappy sound bites designed to play to the crowd. The results are rowdy and revealing. When considering solutions to serious and sensitive issues that impact oursociety, cheering for people with no health insurance to die, cheering executions and torture, cheering children working as janitors, and booing a soldier because he is gay are inappropriate, out-of-touch, and offensive responses. However at the Republican debates the mere mention of these matters gets the conservative crowd out of their seats and stirred into a mindless, emotional frenzy. Richard O. Schwab was formerly associate head of school, and middle school head, Cincinnati Country Day School. He is currently neighborhood team leader, Glendale Organizing For America Community Team (

CH@TROOM March 28 question What are your expectations for the Reds this season? Do you have an Opening Day tradition? If so, what is it?

“The Reds seem to be in the playoffs every five years or so, so it’s not their year yet. One thing I can assure you of is that they will finish above the Cubs.” D.D.

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NEXT QUESTION How do you think the Supreme Court will rule on the health care law? Why? Every week The Indian Hill Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

Indian Hill Journal Editor Eric Spangler, 576-8251 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.



Bomont teens singing "Footloose" in the finale of Indian Hill High School's production of "Footloose." THANKS TO EDDIE HOOKER



Rev. Shaw Moore (Will Jaroszewicz) and Vi Moore (Rachael Bentley) in "Can You Find It In Your Heart?" reprise during Indian Hill High School's production of "Footloose." THANKS TO EDDIE HOOKER

'FOOTLOOSE' A BLAST FROM THE PAST If you didn’t get the chance to see Indian Hill High School’s 2012 theatre production of “Footloose,” you have no idea what you missed. The highlight of the theatre program is its annual musical, and this year’s production continued a long-standing tradition of excellence in musical talent, choreography and set construction. Directed by Lisa Harris, with vital support from vocal director Deborah Centers, choreographer Jay Goodlett and set designer and technical director Matthew Evans, “Footloose” played to a full house for each performance Feb. 23-25. The stage of the Indian Hill High School auditorium was set aglow with rocking vocals, high-energy dancing, colorful streamers and festive costumes thanks to former Pow

Wow parents, Leigh Wilkins and Molly Lucien. “Footloose,” a 1984 film that was later adapted for the stage, is about a city kid named Ren McCormack (Hugh Strike), who, along with his mother, Ethel (Jillian Skale) moves to a small town where rock ‘n roll and dancing have been banned. His rebellious spirit eventually shakes up the town, especially when he falls for Ariel Moore (Alexa Harris), the daughter of the Reverend Moore (Will Jaroszewicz) who instigated the ban, and his wife, Vi Moore (Rachael Bentley). This story is a classic tale of teen rebellion, repression, and the conflict between parental guidance and youthful expression. Who can’t relate to this experience? Songs such as “Holding Out For A Hero” and “Let’s Hear It

For the Boy” were a few of the memorable songs performed in this production. Additional cast members who put their heart and soul into this musical are: Jack Andersen, Katherine Arnold, Audrey Ballish, Rob Becker, Camille Bode, Alex Boster, Caroline Breda, Rebecca Daun, Michelle Dunham, Corinne Florentino, Rachel Frappier, Maggie Fritz, Emma Goold, Alex Hayes, Emily Hooker, Maria Hooker, Katie Howe, Emma Lowe, Sarah Lowe, Animaesh Manglik, Nick Petas, Blair Powers, Tyler Quible, Jake Rhoad, Elyse Ruppert, Eric Saba, Sara Schwanekamp, Arjun Sheth, Nick Stern, Paola Suro, Patricia Suro, Courtney Toler, Mark Toler, Dominic Travis, Jackie Trott, Mary Waltman, Zach Whittington and Corey Zhu.

The cast of Pow Wow post-performance with director, Lisa Harris (far right). THANKS TO EDDIE HOOKER

Mary Waltman, Katie Howe, Emily Hooker andMaggie Fritz singing "Somebody's Eyes" during Indian Hill High School's production of "Footloose." THANKS TO EDDIE HOOKER

Hugh Strike sings "I Can't Stand Still" as part of Indian Hill High School's production of "Footloose." THANKS TO EDDIE HOOKER Jake Rhoad, Animaesh Manglik and Eric Saba in "Holding Out For A Hero" during Indian Hill High School's production of "Footloose." THANKS TO EDDIE HOOKER

Alexa Harris performs during Indian Hill High School's production of "Footloose." THANKS TO

Hugh Strike sings "I'm Free" with members of the ensemble during Indian Hill High School's production of "Footloose." THANKS TO EDDIE



Alex Hayes, Nick Stern and Eric Saba on the set of Indian Hill High School's production of "Footloose." THANKS TO EDDIE HOOKER


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, APRIL 5 Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Original art works submitted by women artists. 272-3700; Mariemont.

required. 683-2340; Loveland. Journey to the Tomb, 6-9 p.m., Loveland United Methodist Church, 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Passion Story of Jesus, shared through drama and song in a guided, 11-station, 30-minute walking tour. Free. 683-1738. Loveland.

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Four-Part Headache Series, 6:30-7:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, With Dr. Doug Linz, TriHealth Pavilion’s medical director. Weekly through April 26. Series of avenues to manage headaches. $20. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 8740 Montgomery Road, 8918277. Sycamore Township.

On Stage - Comedy Ryan Singer, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, College and Military Night, $4. $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Full-court basketball games for men. $15. Through May 27. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Book discussion group. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 673-0174. Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, APRIL 6 Art Exhibits Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 272-3700; Mariemont.

Dining Events Hartzell United Methodist Church Lenten Fish Fry, 4-7 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, All-you-can-eat fried cod dinner with sides, beverages and desserts. Also, grilled chicken breast, shrimp, shrimp basket and cheese pizza dinners with sides, beverages and desserts. Carryout menu is a 3-piece fish sandwich. $9, $5 carryout only, $4 ages 5-10, free ages 3 and under. 891-8527. Blue Ash. Dinner with Salsa Friends, 8-10 p.m., Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road, Private Room. Group dinner held on the first Friday of the month. $10. Presented by MidwestLatino. 791-4424; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Comedy Ryan Singer, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Recreation Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Men and women ages 25 and up. $15, free members. Through Dec. 28. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Religious - Community Community Passover Seder, 7:30 p.m., Chabad Jewish Center, 3977 Hunt Road, Follows Maariv evening services 7:30 p.m. Includes recitation of the Mah Nishtanah, hand-made matzah, wine, dialogue, kosher meal and special children’s Seder. $32, $22 ages 11 and under. Reservations required. 793-5200; Blue Ash. Lenten Day of Quiet, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Take the time to reflect on the Lenten season and to contemplate the hopes of Spring. $25-$45. Reservations

984-9288; Montgomery.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery. Spring Break Camps, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, $58 per day, $48 members; before and after care available. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Art Exhibits Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 272-3700; Mariemont.

Support Groups

Cooking Classes Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two delicious, simple and easy meals. Ages 18 and up. $30. Registration required. Through Dec. 8. 315-3943; Silverton.

Exercise Classes TRX Bootcamp, 9:15-10:15 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Designed for the intermediate to advanced exerciser. Total body workout, bootcamp style. $6-$15. Registration required. 985-0900; Montgomery.

The Green Diamond Gallery, 9366 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, is having an Opening Day Eve Kick-Off Event from 6 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 4. The event features current Reds Bronson Arroyo and Mike Leake, speaking about clubhouse stories and their outlook on upcoming season. Food and beverages are included. Dress is business casual. Cost$125. Reservations are required. Call 984-4192 or visit Pictured are Durek Zinn and his son, Ethan, of Anderson Township checking out a baseball display at the Green Diamond Gallery. THANKS TO THOMAS E. SMITH niversity at UC. 556-6932; Blue Ash. Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery. Spring Break Camps, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, $58 per day, $48 members; before and after care available. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Exhibits Exploring History Through Textiles, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Quilts on display on loan and from GLHSM collection. 6835692; Loveland.


Holiday - Easter

Cooking Classes

Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m.-noon, Meadowbrook Care Center, 8211 Weller Road, Egg hunt for ages 10 and under. Featuring visits with Easter Bunny, games, bake sale, entertainment, snacks and more. Professional face painting, $2. Free. 489-2444; Montgomery. Montgomery Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt, 10-11 a.m., Montgomery Park, 10101 Montgomery Road, Children released to pick up 640 plastic eggs filled with jelly beans. Of these, 150 contain mini candy bar that can be traded for a stuffed bunny. Ages 1-9. Free. Presented by Montgomery Kiwanis Club. 984-1038. Montgomery.

Kid’s Healthy Cooking Classes, 4-6 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden, registered dietitian and nutrition science instructor, teaches children to be more health conscious by encouraging them to make healthy food choices and teaching them how to prepare and cook nutrientdense meals. Ages 11-14. $40. Registration required. 315-3943; Silverton.

Literary - Libraries Madeira Hunger Games: Fear Factor, 2 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Get hungry and challenge your friends to eat some of the weirdest, stinkiest, creepiest food on the planet. Afterwards, cleanse your palate with a sweet snack. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6028; Madeira.

Cincinnati Reds Mascot Mr. Redlegs will again be part of the Oepning Day parade April 5. FILE PHOTO

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MONDAY, APRIL 9 Clubs & Organizations

Blues Merchants, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, 247-9933; Montgomery.

Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. 351-5005; Madeira.

On Stage - Comedy

Karaoke and Open Mic

Ryan Singer, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Acoustic Open Mic, 7-10 p.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road, Hosted by Bob Cushing. 791-2753. Symmes Township.

Music - Blues

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery.

SUNDAY, APRIL 8 Exhibits Exploring History Through Textiles, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 683-5692; Loveland.

Holiday - Easter Easter Brunch, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Embassy Suites Blue Ash, 4554 Lake Forest Drive, Special Easter menu. Main Entrees: Champagne Chicken, Lemon Pepper Tilapia with Burre Blanc. $26.95. Reservations required. 981-3758. Blue Ash.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Recreation Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free members. 985-0900; Montgomery. Spring Break Camps, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Water park, gym, game room and art room. Ages 0-6. $58 per day, $48 members; before and after care available. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

TUESDAY, APRIL 10 Clubs & Organizations Tri State County Animal Response Team Volunteer Meeting and Training, 6:308:30 p.m., Best Friends Pet Care, 11216 Gideon Lane, Hands-on training with throw nets and other equipment. Screening of “The Elephant in the Living Room,” a documentary focusing on exotic animal ownership and its surrounding issues in Ohio.

Discussion following screening. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Tri State County Animal Response Team. 702-8373; Sycamore Township.

Education How to Lobby the Legislature and the Intiative Process, 7-8:30 p.m., Connections Christian Church, 7421 E. Galbraith Road, Ron Alban will give you the confidence and tools to propose change and see it through to completion using the Initiative (petition) process. Jack Boyle, chief lobbyist for the End Ohio’s Estate Tax Initiative, will discuss specifically how to go about lobbying the Ohio General Assembly. Free. Presented by Empower U Ohio. 250-4116; Madeira.

Health / Wellness Eating for Health, 5:30-6:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Nutrition class highlighting healthy nutrition principles. Topics include nutrition minicourse, truth about whole foods or nutrition for women. With Kathy Haugen, registered dietitian. $10, free for members. Registration required. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Recreation ScubaDiving: The Basics, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Scuba Unlimited, 8966 Blue Ash Road, Weekly through May 22. Enjoy same sense of fun and excitement of scuba divers world-wide in safety of a pool. Open Waters Certification available. Family friendly. $85. Registration required. Presented by Commu-

Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, Donations accepted. 673-0174. Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, APRIL 13 Art Exhibits Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 272-3700; Mariemont. Blossom II: Art of Flowers, Noon-5 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Second in on-going series of national traveling exhibitions of artworks depicting and interpreting flowers of all kinds. Free. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. Through May 18. 891-4227; Indian Hill.

Music - Acoustic Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Through April 27. 247-9933. Montgomery.

On Stage - Comedy Nick Griffin, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $10-$15. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Recreation Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free members. 985-0900; Montgomery.


On Stage - Comedy

Art Exhibits

Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Aspiring comics, amateurs and professionals take the stage. Ages 18 and up. $5. 984-9288; Montgomery. Foster Parent Training, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Diversion Foster Care, 10921 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 315. Begin process of becoming licensed foster parent. Family friendly. Free. Through Feb. 11. 984-2031; Blue Ash.

Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 272-3700; Mariemont. Open Studios, 6-10 p.m., Loveland Art Studios on Main, 529 Main Ave., Open studios where more than 40 artists are showing their works in one building. Free. Through Aug. 11. 6837283; Loveland. Blossom II: Art of Flowers, Noon-5 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, Free. 891-4227; Indian Hill.


Clubs & Organizations

Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free members. 985-0900; Montgomery. Spring Break Camps, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, $58 per day, $48 members; before and after care available. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Blue Ash Women’s Club Spring Luncheon, 11-2 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Victorianthemed program with high tea luncheon. Silent auction and split-the-pot. $25. Reservations required. Presented by Blue Ash Women’s Club. 891-4043. Blue Ash.

Parenting Classes

THURSDAY, APRIL 12 Art Exhibits Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 272-3700; Mariemont.

Art Openings Blossom II: The Art of Flowers, 6-9 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Festive cocktail reception celebrating opening of Greenacres Greenhouse and debut of new art exhibit: national traveling show depicting flowers of all kinds. Exhibit continues through May 18. Benefits Students’ Transportation Fund. $50. Reservations required. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 8914227; Indian Hill.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 891-8277. Sycamore Township.

On Stage - Comedy Nick Griffin, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, College and Military Night, $4. $10-$15.

Cooking Classes Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, $30. Registration required. 315-3943; Silverton.

Exercise Classes TRX Bootcamp, 9:15-10:15 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $6-$15. Registration required. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Exhibits Exploring History Through Textiles, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 683-5692; Loveland.

Health / Wellness Autism Sports Day, Noon-4 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Open to any families with an autistic child. Variety of interactive presentations and sports activities. Free. 985-0900; Montgomery.



Slow cooker casserole perfect for delicious Easter breakfast I’m anxious to get all the window boxes up and planted with spring flowers. I’ll use pansies and violas, since they are both edible, and they add a pop of color to spring salads, drinks and pastries. Creeping thyme and marjoram will be my fillers. Both of these herbs are two of my favorite Rita culinary Heikenfeld herbs, and RITA’S KITCHEN as the thyme grows, it’s so attractive as it tumbles down the front of the boxes. The marjoram is a lighter green making for a pretty contrast among the flowers. The bonus is that as I replace the pansies with heat-tolerant flowers, the herbs don’t need to be replaced and grow happily until the cold weather forces them to shut down.

Slow cooker breakfast casserole

I used bacon and cooked some extra for garnishing. A nice brunch dish for Easter.

2 lbs. frozen shredded hash brown potatoes 1 lb. sausage, bacon, ham, etc. cooked plus extra for garnish, if you like 2 cups shredded cheese, your choice (I used 1½ cups cheddar and ½ cup Parmesan) plus extra for garnishing ½ cup julienned or diced sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained 1 bunch green onions, sliced thinly 12 eggs 1 cup milk Salt and pepper to taste

Spray large slow cooker. A 6-quart works well. Layer half the potatoes on bottom. Add half the meat, half cheese, half tomatoes and half onions. Repeat. Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper and pour over. Cook on low 5-8 hours or on high 3-4 hours, or until eggs are cooked. Turn off slow cooker and sprinkle with additional cheese and meat. Put lid on until cheese melts. Serves 8-10.

Mercy Men, with Kent Little of Indian Hill on drums, plays a show, recently. The band will play at the Outback Steakhouse Golf Outing, May 7. THANKS TO DEB HAAS

Golf outing adds outdoor concert Rita's slow cooker breakfast casserole is an easy dish for Easter breakfast or brunch. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

MATZOH CRUNCH CLARIFICATION Recipe included saltines as a substitute for matzoh for those who may not observe Passover, but would like to make the recipe.

Dick Bader’s cheesecake Dick and I struck up a conversation at grandson Will’s basketball game. He makes one awesome cheesecake and was happy to share it. Dick told me: “I’ve been using this recipe for over 15 years and made my wedding cake and two other wedding cakes using it.” He says it’s better than Jerry’s cheesecakes that you buy. Wouldn’t this be nice for an Easter buffet? Crust for two cheesecakes: 3 cups crushed graham crackers ½ cup sugar ½ tsp. cinnamon 2 ⁄3 cup melted butter

Blend together dry ingredients. Add in enough melted butter to lightly coat crumbs and blend. Press into bottom of 9- to 10-inch springform pan. Cover outside bottom of pan with foil to prevent butter from leaking out. Filling: 6 8 oz. packages cream cheese, room temperature 1 cup sour cream 2¼ cups sugar

6 large eggs, room temperature 1 tbsp. vanilla ½ teaspoon salt 2 tbsp. lemon juice

Preheat oven to 300. Cream the cheese, add in sour cream and sugar and blend on low speed until smooth, then add in eggs, vanilla, salt and lemon juice. Pour into pan. Bake one hour, then lower heat to 275 and bake another hour. Turn off oven and let cool in oven for an hour. Can be made ahead of time and frozen. Serves 10-12.

Donna Kluba’s sugar-free banana cake Donna is my farmer neighbor and is one of the healthiest cooks and bakers I know. Here’s her latest creation:

Toothpick inserted in center will come out clean. Cool and frost. Donna used a butter cream and walnuts. She says cream cheese frosting would be good, too.

Can you help?

Donna needs a soy- and egg-free cake.

Donna’s Depression cake for wedding Check out my blog for this recipe.

Coming soon

Cookies like Subway Like O’Charley’s caramel pie

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

KENWOOD — One of Cincinnati’s longest-running and most successful fundraising events is getting a makeover. As the Outback Steakhouse Golf Outing celebrates its 16th year at Kenwood Country Club, a full day of golf will now end with an outdoor concert, complete with food and drinks for everyone in attendance – and others who want to join the party. The concert – nicknamed Boomeroo – showcases The Mercy Men. Drummer Kent Little of Indian Hill said the band continues to be popular with all music lovers, thanks to a wide-ranging play list. Little, a joint venture partner with Outback Steakhouse, has been instrumental in this golf outing for years, helping raise more than $2.5 million for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati. The event is Monday May 7.

The day begins with lunch, then the golf outing, a shot-gun start at noon for $2,000 a foursome. Food and drinks are provided all day along the beautiful Kenwood and Kendale courses. Then, watch 1,000 golf balls fall to the nnth green during the UnitedHealthcare golf ball drop for kids. (Numbered balls are available for purchase now. Hole in one, closest to the pin and farthest from the pin win cash prizes.) The Coca Cola cocktail rReception follows, silent and live auctions will be up for bid, and Boomeroo gets going at 6:30 p.m. Golfers are invited to stay for the concert. Family, friends and other music aficionados are encouraged to purchase a ticket and join the party. The $30 ticket price includes the show, food and drinks. For more information call 421-4120 or go to website at

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Beware Internet ticket brokers

When it comes to buying concert tickets on the Internet, you need to beware of ticket brokers – some of whom are posing as “official” concert websites. That’s what a Cherry Grove woman learned when she went searching for tickets for an upcoming concert at Riverbend. Linda Shrader is a fan of the rock group Radiohead and rushed to the Internet when she heard they were coming to play at Riverbend. She wanted tickets for all four members of her family. “I typed in Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Radiohead June 5. I hit the return button and the search results came up and the very first one said ‘Riverbend Music Center Offical ticket Service Online for Riverbend Music Center,’” Shrader says. Believing that was the real website for Riverbend, Shrader clicked on it. “It showed a map of Riverbend. The whole thing looked very official. It had the tickets, but the tickets were very expensive … For the area that I was looking at in the pavilion, it was $345 dollars for each ticket,” Shrader says. Later, when she told her sons she had bought the tickets, they told her she paid way too much money. In addition, they told her tickets for the show hadn’t even gone on sale yet at Riverbend. She contacted the website and tried to cancel the purchase but was told she couldn’t. Her credit card company also refused to cancel the purchase. “They won’t give the

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tickets yet, they claim they won’t be sent out until May 29, which is just a few days before the concert. So, I’m a little leery about the fact they’re not going to be in my hand,” Shrader

says. Shrader complained to the website about its use of the word “official.” She says they told her they also state on the site “We are a resale marketplace, not a box office or venue.” Shrader recently found another website from a ticket broker that clearly states at the top, “No affiliation with official site.” Shrader says she’d like to alert others to be aware of these websites. A spokeswoman for Riverbend said the music center is very concerned about these ticket broker websites. She says it is currently looking into what legal rights it has to stop companies from using the words “official” and “official ticketing site.” At this point, Shrader says she just hopes she will get the four tickets for which she has already paid $1,700. Bottom line: If in doubt, call the venue where the concert will be held and ask for its website address and when tickets will go on sale.

Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRCTV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Old post office now a treat shop CAMP DENNISON — In January, Camp Dennison residents Steve and Debbie Tranter purchased a historical, quaint shop to expand Steve’s Comey & Shepherd growing real estate business. They soon realized they had more than enough space, so they began brainstorming ideas. The new fun-filled Tranter’s Tasty Treats shop opened its doors March 17 where the old post office was housed for many years, at 7832 Glendale Milford Road in Camp Dennison. Steve being a 20 year Indian Hill Middle School physical education teacher, Debbie being a Milford school teacher, and having two great kids that attend Indian Hill Schools, it’s quite evident their passion resides in children and seeing them succeed. The buildings new prime location is next to several playing fields, parks, the Little Miami Bike Trail, and canoe adventurers. With this in mind, the Tranters wanted to have a place where the whole family could come, enjoy themselves, and relax. Families? Relaxation? Enjoyment? The answer was quite clear. Tranter’s Tasty Treats was born. Keeping with the local-theme, Steve has welcomed Debbie Friend of Milford City Schools to

manage and operate the store. Several talented Indian Hill High Schools have become wonderful additions to their team. Tranter’s Tasty Treats houses another local favorite sweeterie, Cincy Sweets by Liz. Owner Liz Buschmeier will be baking up fresh cheesecakes, cupcakes, chocolates, and more everyday in the kitchen. Walk through their double red doors, and see all the local sports team’s memorabilia on the walls and shelves surrounding you. Instantly be satisfied with the sweet aroma of Hershey’s creamy ice-cream and fresh handmade sweets baking in the kitchen.

Hear children’s laughter, while seating comfortably at one of our square tables. The Tranters have an amazing array of sundaes and shakes as well. Fresh pastries, chocolates, and more made in house daily by Cincy Sweets by Liz, as well as individually brewed Van Houtte Coffee. Ask the friendly staff about our Birthday and Coffee Club. Receive all As this quarter? Come on in and get some free ice cream. Check out Owner Steve Tranter's Comey & Shepard Real Estate office next door. He is ranked in the 10 percent in sales for the entire state of Ohio in 2011.

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The new fun-filled Tranter's Tasty Treats is now open where the old post office was housed for many years, at 7832 Glendale Milford Road in Camp Dennison. THANKS TO LIZ BUSCHMEIER

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St. Vincent Ferrer's annual PTO spaghetti dinner big hit St. Vincent spaghetti dinner celebrity judges Bill Cunningham and The Rev. George Kunkel. THANKS TO JODI KASTNER

St. Vincent Ferrer spaghetti dinner judges Greg Wright (chef from Ferrari's Little Italy Restaurant in Madeira), Bill Cunningham, The Rev. George Kunkel and school Principal Doug Alpiger. THANKS TO JODI KASTNER

St. Vincent Ferrer's annual PTO spaghetti dinner was Feb. 3 in the school's cafeteria and parish center. This year's event featured a homemade sauce contest judged by 700 WLW's Bill "Willie" Cunningham; Greg Wright, a chef from Ferrari's Little Italy & Bakery in Madeira, The Rev. George Kunkel, and Principal, Doug Alpiger. All sauce entries were served to our guests in combination with three types of pasta provided by Ferrari's. The event included:

» live music by a local, up and coming acoustic finger style guitarist, Ben Lapps, 18, a senior at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. » "stuffed meatball" raffle and basket raffle with prizes from many local retailers in the Kenwood area. » activities for the kids including a balloon artist, karaoke and corn hole. Everyone from the community was invited and we had a grand turnout of more than 400 people served. All proceeds benefited St. Vincent Ferrer School.

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Avon gives $40K to YWCA The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program has awarded a $40,000 oneyear grant to the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast cancer and provide mammograms to under-served women. It is the seventh year that the program has received funding from the Avon Foundation for Women to support its work on this important health issue, and in recognition of the program’s excellence. The Breast Health Program of the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati will educate Greater Cincinnati area women and refer them to low-cost or free mammograms and clinical breast exams in their own communities. The vital program will also link women to valuable breast health resources in the community through a unique collaborative approach. Since its start in 1997, the Breast Health Program of the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati has reached more than 38,000 women with information about the importance of early detection of breast cancer and has referred almost 7,000 women for mammograms and clinical breast exams. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women in the United States, and the leading single cause of death overall in women between the ages of 40 and 55. While advances have been made in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure, early detection still affords the best opportunity for successful treatment. Programs such as the YWCA Breast Health Program help ensure that all women have access to early detection informa-

tion and options, even poor and medically underserved women. “The YWCA of Greater Cincinnati is honored to receive continued funding from the Avon Foundation for Women. The funding from the

Avon Breast Health Outreach Program allows us to provide underserved women access to mammograms and education on breast health,” says Charlene Ventura, YWCA of Greater Cincinnati President/CEO.


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RELIGION Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church

Now registering for Parent’s Morning Out on Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon for the 2012-2013 school year. During the program, children are engaged in Bible stories, crafts, games, music and playtime with friends in a safe and fun, nurturing Christian environment. Open to children ages

1-5 years. Annual tuition is $510 for one child (based on $15/day) and $850 for two children (based on $25 a day). Registration forms are online athttp://www.armstrong preschool.html. Contact Jennifer Hock for more information or to schedule a visit. The church is at 5125 Drake Road; 561-4220;www.

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Ascension Lutheran Church

Holy Week will be observed at Ascension with two worship services. The Maundy Thursday worship service is at 7 p.m. April 5. The Good Friday worship service, along with the participation of the Chancel Choir, will be at 7 p.m. April 6. The community is invited to participate. Easter Sunday, April 8, will be celebrated with services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The youth will sponsor a breakfast beginning at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds will go toward the Youth Summer Mission Trip. Please call 7933288 for reservations. Music at Ascension continues with a concert on Saturday, April 14, featuring The White Orchid Celtic Trio. The concert begins at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted. The Women’s Bible Study is studying the Book of Samuel. The eight-week study is a part of the Book of Faith Series. The women meet on Wednesdays 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Childcare is provided and guests are welcome. Lenten services will include “Holden Evening Prayer,” a simplistic and moving musical worship setting written for the Holden Village Retreat Center in Washington State. These services conclude at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Call 793-3288


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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

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

Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-8020 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


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

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: with “religion” in subject line Fax: 249-1938 for more information. Sunday worship services are at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. with programs for all ages at 9:45 a.m. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288, www.ascensionlutheran

Blue Ash Presbyterian Church

The public is invited to attend the musical drama, “Celebrate Life” by Buryl Red, presented by the choirs of Blue Ash Presbyterian Church and Monfort Heights United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. April 6 and April 7, in the sanctuary of Blue Ash Presbyterian Church. This worship experience will take a musical journey through the life and ministry of Christ with the Gospel writers themselves as your guides. Child care will be provided. A free will offering will be taken in support of the music ministries of both congregations. The church is at 4309 Cooper


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INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894 Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am


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Brecon United Methodist Church

The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Samaritan Closet hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Samaritan Closet offers clothing and food to people with demonstrated needs. Bread from Panera is available on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Samaritan Closet is next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 489-7021.

Christ Church Cathedral

Shiloh Roby, associate director of music at Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati, Ohio, will give an organ recital at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the cathedral. The free concert is part of a series on third Sundays October through May, which are co-sponsored by the Cincinnati chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Shiloh Roby is a native of Staunton, Virginia. He studied organ with Stephen Cooksey and J. Thomas Mitts and percussion with Eugenia Burkett at Shenandoah University, where he earned dual bachelor degrees in music and business. He graduated magna cum laude. He completed a master’s degree at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied music theory with Kip Wile and Thomas Benjamin. He also studied organ with Donald Sutherland and held one of the two fellowships in ear-training. Music Live at Lunch, Christ Church Cathedral’s weekly concert series, will feature the following performers in April. These free concerts are presented on Tuesday at 12:10 p.m. Patrons may bring their lunch or buy one at the cathedral for $5. Christ Church Cathedral is located at 318 East Fourth Street, downtown Cincinnati. All performances are in the Centennial Chapel unless listed as being in the cathedral nave. For more information, call 621-1817. April schedule: » April 10: Lia Ferrell, harpsichord » April 17: Elliott Duo: Percussion & flute » April 24: Colleen Braid, violist, & Donald A. Hurd, pianist: Music of Rick Sowash For more information, call (513) 621-1817, or go to http://christ The church is at 318 E. 4th St., Cincinnati; 842-2051.

Church of God of Prophecy

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

Chabad Jewish Center

Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m.



Road, Blue Ash; 791-1153;; www.blueashpresbyterian church.


8000 Miami Ave. 513-791-4470 LENTEN ACTIVITIES/EVENTS • Prayer & Communion Monday-Friday, 8:30 am • Wednesday Meals (soup/salad) 5:30 pm - Fellowship Hall • Maundy Thursday Worship April 5, 7:00 pm • Good Friday Community Ecumenical Service, 12 noon, at: Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church

The Chabad Jewish Center is opening its doors once again for their community-wide public Passover Seder. This special event is open to all members of the Jewish community, regardless of affiliation, synagogue membership or financial means. Conducted Friday, April 6, at the Chabad Jewish Center, the unique Seder experience will be led by Rabbi Yisroel Mangel and will feature explanation and commentary based on mystical and Kabbalistic insights, humor and song. A sumptuous four-course holiday dinner will be served with hand-baked Matzah and choice

of wine. Admission is $32 for adults, $22 for children. For more information and to RSVP, call 793-5200, or Chabad Jewish Center is at 3977 Hunt Road, Blue Ash; 793-5200;

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Holy Week Worship: Maundy Thursday April 5 is 7:30 p.m.; Good Friday April 6 is 7:30 p.m., and Easter Sunday services are 8:20 a.m., 9:40 a.m. and 11 a.m. Childcare will be provided. Children’s weekday program is Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call the church for details. Register for vacation Bible school at Morning VBS is 9:30 a.m. to noon, June 25-29; and evening VBS is 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6-10. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (791-3142 and

Epiphany United Methodist Church

The church is having a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. April 5. The service will be “The Living Last Supper,” a dramatic musical experience of Christ’s last evening with His disciples. There will be a lay-lead service for Good Friday at 7 p.m. April 6; and Easter services will be 5 p.m. Saturday, April 7; and 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, April 8. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 677-9866.

First Baptist Church of Anderson Hills

The church is planning an Easter Celebration. The church is located at 1674 Eight Mile Road, Anderson Township; 474-2441.

Good Shepherd Catholic Church

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

Hartwell Baptist Church

The church is having a revival April 1-4 featuring guest speaker Harry Strachen. Sunday school is 9:30 a.m., worship is 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening is 6 p.m. and week night services are 7 p.m. The church is at 8222 Monon Ave.; 761-1434.

Hartzell United Methodist Church

The church is having its Lenten Fish Fry 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., every Friday through Good Friday, April 6. Carry out menu offers a three-pice fish sandwich for $5. Whole meals are $9 for adults, and $4 for children. Children ages 4 and under are free. The church is at 899 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church has a reputation for bringing world-class musicians to the Queen City with its annual Organ Concert Series. This year marks the eighth season. The final concert of the season will be April 22, featuring Douglas Cleveland, organ professor at the University of Washington and director of music at Plymouth Church in Seattle. All concerts begin promptly at 4 p.m. with doors opening no later than 3 p.m. Nursery care for infants is provided each Sunday from 8:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The church is at 1345 Grace Ave.; 871-1345.



Moeller renovating locker rooms

In less than one month, the Moeller Locker Room project is one-third of the way toward making the renovation “dream” a reality. The Moeller athletic and advancement departments, along with M-FAN (Moeller Football Alumni Network), are spearheading a capital campaign project to renovate the school’s 50-year-old facility. “This is the locker room that (Gerry) Faust (former Moeller football coach) used from day one in 1960 when he built Moeller’s national championship teams,” athletic development director Mark Doran said. “The door to this locker room says ‘Through These Doors Walk the Men of Moeller,’ and that has meant something to every athlete who has used this facility.” Now, 50 years later, the facility is badly in need of repair. “Our vision is to create a pro-style locker room that will not only provide a first-class facility, but it will also be a tribute to all athletes who have used this facility for half a century,” said Joe Foley ’83, one of the two M-FAN leaders who are spearheading this initiative. “Our goal is to band our Moeller Family together – alums, parents, friends of Moeller – to provide the needed resources to give a major facelift to a treasured piece of Moeller history. We are calling it a gift to the Moeller Family – from the Moeller Family – in celebration of 50 years of Moeller Football.” Their vision includes new showers, restrooms, flooring, and lighting. In addition, there will be “tradition displays” and unique tributes throughout the facility from people who provided resources to make this project a reality. “For example,” explains Pat Morgan ’79, the other M-FAN project leader, “we are offering our supporters the opportunity to invest at two levels – ‘Championship’ and ‘Crusader.’ And each level comes with a unique tribute opportunity.” Donors investing at the Championship level ($1500) designate locker signage at the foot of the locker that includes a play-

A look at the new lockers planned for the Moeller High School locker room. PROVIDED

School colors and logos are prominent in the plans for Moeller High School’s new locker rooms. funding we need, all $350,000, in 30 days,” Foley said. “Our objective is to have 300 Moeller Families invest in our vision. And we are already almost a third of the way there.”

Foley agrees. “This project is heart-driven,” he says. “We just want to make sure we get the word out to all those who would want to be a part of this gift – this tribute to The Men of

Moeller.” A video about the Moeller Locker Room project is available on the Moeller website,, under Athletics (see the button on the far right bar that says “Sponsor a Locker/Build a Locker Room). There are also three-dimensional renderings of this future facility, and a direct link to donate online at the bottom of that Web page.


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Nameplates on the lockers in Moeller High School’s new locker room will recognize donors. er’s name, class year, jersey number, and awards. “There is only one ‘Championship signage’ available per locker,” Morgan said. “We already have 75 donors at the Championship level, so only about 130 are left.” At the Crusader level ($300), the donor designates locker signage that includes a player’s name, class year and jersey number written inside a locker. Although the fundraising for this project is being initiated by M-FAN, the leaders want to emphasize that this is not just about Moeller football. “Anyone may contribute a sponsorship and trib-

ute for the locker room,” Foley said. “it’s not just about football. The locker room was used by many sports throughout the years. Donors may designate lacrosse players, baseball coaches, Moeller family members who have passed away, whatever they choose.” The project is ambitious, and the timeframe to make it work is even more ambitious. They need to have all the funding by May 1 to move forward with the renovation so it is ready for use for this September. But that doesn’t concern the M-FAN leaders. “Our goal is to have the

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Women are serving children in Greater Cincinnati schools A cadre of illustrious tutors, mentors and homework helpers comprise the Cincinnati Woman’s Club Teacher Corps, serving children in Greater Cincinnati schools. Rockdale Academy, GLAD House and Oyler Community Learning Center are three of the sites where these volunteers are making a significant difference in the lives of children. Cincinnati Woman’s Club members Helena Pieratt and Jane Hlad co-chair the Cincinnati Woman’s Club Teachers Corps, supported by Nancy Cavanaugh. The Cincinnati Woman’s Club tutors at Rockdale Academy, which is a nearby neighbor to the club, have named themselves the Rockdale Rocket Boosters. Nine new tutors have been recruited for Rockdale, with more coming on board. Tutors include: Jane Bohinski, Carolyn Clodfelter, Jane Hlad, Helena Pieratt, Meredith Roos, Sarella Walton, Carol Wiggers, Wendy Bruestle and Amy Power. Marianne Beard (Cincinnati Woman’s Club president) and Jane Dumbadze are two volunteers who tutor at Oyler Community Learning Center. Susan Bierer, Carol Wiggers, and Lynn Lippert have been Cincinnati Woman’s Club tutors at GLAD House. Jane Clarke volunteers with Cincinnati Youth Collabora-

Cincinnati Woman's Club members volunteer to help children in the Cincinnati Public Schools. In back are Cincinnati Public School volunteer coordinator Rocket Booster Jane Bohinski of Hyde Park, Rocket Booster Helena Pieratt of Walnut Hills, Rockdale Assistant Principal, and Rocket Booster Jane Hlad of Fort Thomas. Seated Rocket Boosters Sarella Waltonof Southgate, Meredith Roos of Anderson Township, Carolyn Clodfelter of Hyde Park and Carol Wiggers of Indian Hill. THANKS TO ROSEMARY SCHLACHTER Cincinnati Woman's Club member member Jane Clarke of Walnut Hills volunteers with Cincinnati Youth Collaborative as a mentor of Girls Club at Silverton Academy. THANKS TO

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INDIAN HILL Arrests/citations Cameron R. Renn, 40, 27 McCormick Trail, speed, March 10. Aaron Thomas, 26, 3857 Thorngate Drive, reckless operation, March 11. Douglas B. Evans, 50, 8675 Camargo Club Drive, domestic violence, March 10. Brayden D. Brown, 19, 1251 Thurnridge Drive, burglary, March 9. Andrew M. Machles, 26, 106 Redbird Lane, speed, March 13. Juvenile, 16, speed, March 13. Juvenile, 17, speed, March 13. Tarina Ghai, 46, 6790 Marblehead Drive, speed, March 14. Christopher J. Davidson, 27, 8462 Monroe Ave., speed, March 14. Sherry L. Zimmerman, 57, 10047 Humphrey Road, failure to control, March 15. Kristina C. Getter, 47, 594 Three Chimneys Lane, seat belts required, March 17. Ronald X. Groeber, 63, 2860 N. Everbrook Lane, seat belts required, March 17.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Reported at Indian Hill Swim Club at 7875 Shawnee Run, March 17. Burglary Male reported this offense at 8690 Spooky Hollow Road, March 8.



tive as a mentor of Girls Club at Silverton Academy. Gretchen Dinerman also is a Girls Club mentor at a Cincinnati Public School. The Cincinnati Woman’s Club members continue a tradition of volunteerism and philanthropy that dates back to 1897.


Cincinnati Woman's Club members Sarella Walton of Southgate, Jane Hlad of Fort Thomas and Carol Wiggers of Indian Hill are among the cadre of "Rocket Boosters" who tutor at Rockdale Academy. THANKS TO

Cincinnati Woman's Club members Helena Pieratt of Walnut Hills and Meredith Roos of Anderson Township are among the cadre of "Rocket Boosters" who tutor at Rockdale Academy. THANKS TO ROSEMARY



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