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The Indian Hill Historical Society is offering extravagant trips and valuable gifts as part of its first spring fundraiser. The fundraiser, entitled “Trips and Treasures,” is a raffle that features the opportunity to win one-week stays at Lake Tahoe, Colorado, custom designed jewelry from Krombholz Jewelers, a case of fine wine, a custom oil painting of one’s home or pet, tickets and backstage passes to the Cincinnati Pops Broadway special, tickets to a Cincinnati Reds game and a football signed by Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis. FULL STORY, A3 For the Postmaster

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What’s cooking Indian Hill High School sophomores Jake Matson, 16, left, and Lewis Lockhart, 16, lay out the chicken and bacon shish kabobs for their own “Iron Chef” competition.Students in the gourmet cuisine class prepared finger foods for the judges. For more photos from the event, please see page A5.

A task force with the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District is looking into a later start time for middle and high school students. This week the task force is sending out a survey to parents and staff to get feedback on a later starting time. “The motivation is to Johnston increase every student’s learning potential,” said school board member Elizabeth Johnston, who also serves on the task force. High school classes start at 7:30 a.m. and continue until 2:30 p.m. Middle school classes start at 7:35 a.m. and continue until 2:35 p.m. The specific time for a late start has not been determined. One of the questions on the survey is what starting time would be preferable. “I think sleep deprivation is a real problem for teenagers,” said Helen Koselka, chairwoman of the Department of Medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital. “We need to understand it’s not just their lifestyles, but their sleep physiology that may keep them

The Indian Hill Boosters Association has donated $66,000 for new scoreboards at Indian Hill High School. The donation will go toward a scoreboard at Tomahawk Stadium as well as for scoreboards at the baseball and softball fields. The donation from the boosters will begin the process of working with the village of Indian Hill to get approval to erect the scoreboards, according to Superintendent Jane Knudson. The school cannot erect a billboard without approval from the village. “An athletic facility having a scoreboard in place is an important part of the program,” said Tim Sharp, president of the Indian Hill Exempted Village School Board. from falling asleep at a reasonable time even if they are exhausted.” Koselka was in attendance at last week’s school board meeting and is also assisting the task force. Johnston said her research indicates many teens don’t fall asleep until after 11 p.m. This lack of sleep impacts the student’s ability to remain alert, said Johnston. Other complications could include an increased risk of emotional problems and a higher probability of automobile accidents related to drowsiness, she said. Superintendent Jane Knudson

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Lifetime giver strengthens region’s ties with China Gannett News Service As the daughter of Chinese immigrants, Indian Hill resident Elizabeth Tu Hoffman grew up bilingual and bicultural, embracing the America of her birth while holding onto her family’s Chinese heritage. Later, at Wellesley College, where she majored in Chinese studies, the school motto “Non Ministrari sed Ministrare” – “Not to be ministered unto, but to minister” – struck a chord. “It matches what my mother and father taught me about how to live a full life: you give of yourself,” she said. Combining that bicultural background and desire to give, Hoffman, 56, has spent countless hours working to improve ties between China and Cincinnati, her hometown of 28 years. In 1987, while running her company, E. Tu Associates, which helps other companies establish trade relations with Asia, she served on the committee that selected Cincinnati’s first Sister City – Liuzhou, China. She has since worked tirelessly to strengthen the relationship, serving as either chair or co-chair of the Cincinnati-Liuzhou Sister City Committee since 1989. Among her greatest accomplishments there has been estab-

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Elizabeth Tu Hoffman (left) meets with co-chair Frank Mikel (right) and administrators and teachers at La Salle High school to discuss becoming a sister school. lishing a biennial teacher exchange with the help of her mentor, the late Charles Weilbaker. The 21-week program brings Liuzhou teachers to Cincinnati, where they learn methods for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to their Chinese students; visit local schools and retirement homes; and present Chinese cultural programs at local libraries. The teachers take the experience - and the often lifelong relationships they build with their host families, which Hoffman calls the “heart and soul” of the program – back to China. “They look at their students differently; they look at their jobs differently; they have more love to spread around,” she said, adding

that they also get a truer perspective of America and its values. Cincinnati gets the exposure and the financial benefit of the teachers’ and host families’ spending, but more valuable is the knowledge that the teachers impart, she said. “When children and adults are exposed to more information about modern China, then you’re creating a bridge to peace, and that is the ultimate goal.” Hoffman’s other passions include her family – husband Rowe, 81, and daughters Sarran, 25, and Virginia, 23; Timberlane Home LLC, the private home that she and Rowe founded for Sarran and three other young women with special needs; and art – she’s serving on the board of the Cincin-

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The deadline is near to nominate top athletes who meet the highest of standards both on and off the field for the 2010 Community Press Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year online contest. By midnight Thursday, April 29, go to and click on the Sportsman icon on the right-hand side of the page. Nominations will be put on a ballot that will be available May 13 to midnight June 10. FOR MORE, SEE SPORTS, A6

While many churches take mission trips to far away countries, Armstrong Chapel recently invested its time just hours from home. The church’s youth ministry, Vertical Impact, recently returned from a mission to Salyersville, Ky., in Appalachia, which is about three hours by bus from the Indian Hill church. During the course of several days, approximately 40 teenagers and 13 adults assisted the local residents by cleaning up a local park and performing landscaping and house chores. FULL STORY, A2


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Birthplace: Flushing, N.Y. Residence: Indian Hill Age: 56 Family: Married almost 27 years to Rowe Hoffman, 81, treasurer of Kett Tool Co.; children: Sarran, 25, Madeira; Virginia, 23, Clifton Education: Bachelor’s degree in Chinese studies from Wellesley College Occupation: Owns and runs E. Tu Associates, offering trade consulting, translating, interpreting and cultural immersion to help companies establish trade relations with Asia. Also owns Willow Ridge Plastics Inc., a biodegradable plastics company, and serves as chairman of the board for Kett Tool. Current projects: Co-chair of Cincinnati-Liuzhou Sister City Committee and board member of the Cincinnati USA Sister City Association; board member of the Cincinnati Art Museum; Timberlane Home LLC; endowing/fundraising for her alma mater. Best advice: From her parents: “Do a job well and see to its completion, or don’t do it at all.” nati Art Museum. Her work with the Sister City program, however, is the work Hoffman feels she was born to do. “I believe that I was truly put on this earth to be a cultural bridge,” she said.

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time just hours from home. The church’s youth ministry, Vertical Impact, recently returned from a mission to Salyersville, Ky. in Appalachia, which is about three hours by bus from the Indian Hill church. During the course of several days, approximately 40 teenagers and 13 adults assisted the local residents by cleaning up a local park and performing landscaping and house chores. Those on the mission also assisted in building a tool shed for the First Bap-


Vertical Impact, Armstrong Chapel’s youth ministry, recently went to Appalachia for a spring mission trip. During the trip, students built a tool shed, cleaned up a local park and helped residents make repairs to their homes.


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tist Church of Salyersville. Drew Troller, who’s on the staff for Vertical Impact, said the annual mission is one most students seem to enjoy the most. “It’s tradition around here, and students look forward to it every year,” he said. Cincinnati Country Day School freshman Holly Dayton, 14, said she enjoyed “the ability to interact with somebody and notice the changes we were making.” She said she spent much of the trip helping a woman clean up around her home, replace the insulation in her home and general mainte-

nance on her property. Vertical Impact will also be traveling to Haiti this summer for a mission trip. Though students are aware of the poverty issues facing Haiti, Troller said the trip to Appalachia was also an eye-opening experience. “It’s also good to realize (poverty) is in our backyard too,” he said. Indian Hill High School junior Alex Sneider, 16, said despite the sometimes difficult conditions students work through during the mission trip, the camaraderie among those on the trip makes it all worthwhile.

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said Knudson via e-mail. “We are now at the point in our study where we need feedback on this topic from all parents and staff.” Johnston presented information to the board, but no action was taken. The results of the survey are expected to be discussed at a future board meeting.

said no changes to the school schedule are planned at this point. “Last year a district task force including teachers, parents and administrators was organized to study teenage sleep patterns and their impact on school start times,”

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Fundraiser offers ‘Trips and Treasures’ By Rob Dowdy What: Trips and Treasures, an Indian Hill Historical Society fundraiser When: Winners will be announced at approximately 5 p.m. Sunday, May 16

Where: The Little Red Schoolhouse, 8100 Given Road Cost: Raffle tickets are being sold one for $20, three for $50 and seven for $100. Tickets can be purchased by calling the

historical society at 891-1873 or by sending an e-mail to Winners do not need to be present to claim prizes and will be notified within 72 hours of the drawing.

Jewelers, a case of fine wine, a custom oil painting of one’s home or pet, tickets and backstage passes to the Cincinnati Pops Broadway

special, tickets to a Cincinnati Reds game and a football signed by Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis. The winning tickets will be announced around 5 p.m. Sunday, May 16, during the cocktail party at the conclusion of the house tour, the historical society’s final program of the season.

Curt Sellers, chairman of the fundraiser, said the historical society was seeking a new and different way to raise funds for its archiving, educational and community events when he thought of the raffle. He said several board members donated and helped procure the prizes. Sellers noted the likeli-

What’s at stake? Here’s a look at the prizes up for grabs during the Indian Hill Historical Society fundraiser, “Trips and Treasures”: • One week stay at Lake Tahoe vacation home • One week stay at the St. James Place Condominiums in Avon, Colo. • A custom-designed diamond and blue topaz pendant and necklace created by Lee Krombholz of Krombholz Jewelers. • A case of assorted fine wines, ranging from cabernet sauvignon to white burgundy to pinot noir • An oil painting of one’s

Madeira Farmer’s Market to open June 3 A group of locals led by Madeira resident Winn Parry are gearing up for the opening season of the Madeira Farmers Market. The market will be in the heart of Historic Downtown Madeira, every Thursday, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., June through October. Madeira Farmers Market is a growers only market that will shorten the distance from farm to fork, and make fresh local produce convenient for every family in the area. On hand each week will be a wide variety of heirloom vegetables, fruits, herbs, artisanal breads, meats, cheese, honey, fresh flowers and more. Madeira Farmers Market’s mission is to provide fresh locally grown foods to the people of Madeira and surrounding communities, as well as to support local farmers through the promotion of sustainable eating habits. The grand opening will be Thursday, June 3. Opening night will include a live local Bluegrass band, educational booths, and of course plenty of local produce. Special events and live music will be planned each week throughout the season. Stay tuned for updates on future special events. MFM will offer one-stop shopping for everything needed to satisfy the herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, the quintessential foodie and children of all ages. Come on down to Madeira for a healthy, fun filled evening every Thursday from June through October on Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. For a complete listing of the vendors who will be participating in the Madeira Farmers Market, visitt The market will run from June 3 to Oct. 28 every Thursday from 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The market is on Dawson Road in Historic Downtown Madeira.

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April 29, 2010

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Indian Hill After Prom 2010 seeks donations for prizes Indian Hill High School After Prom 2010 is looking for help. Special drawings for prizes are a major incentive to keep Indian Hill teens safe all night the evening of the high school prom. After Prom 2010 is in need of tickets to the Reds and Bengals

games, Riverbend, any other local entertainment and/or gift cards to stores, restaurants, gas stations, coffee shops and salons and spas that can be used for the drawings. During the After Prom party on May 15, drawings for prizes will be a big event for the students.

In addition to tickets, gift cards or merchandise will also be used for prizes. To donate, send donations directly to Laura Sharp at P.O. Box 43204, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45243 or contact Sharp at 403-9231 or

HONOR ROLLS Mount Notre Dame High School

The following students have earned honors for the third quarter of 2009-2010.


Second Honors – Lauren Lange, Rosemary Lavelle, Ellen Molinaro, Nora Molinaro, Rebecca Nachtrab and Madeline Peters.


Second Honors – Katherine Harrington, Morgan Parker, Caroline Ray, Caitlin Shipp and Emma Wahl.



Second Honors – Melissa DeWitt and Emily Lehmann.


First Honors – Julia Hider and Katherine Markgraf. Second Honors – Anna Hider

St. Ursula Academy

The following students have earned honors for the third quarter of 2009-2010.

First Honors – Ellen Elizabeth Upham


First Honors – Mary Elise DeStefano and Corinne Jenna Nako.


First Honors – Tori Leigh Cardone and Hailey Duval Jurgensen.


Second Honors – Elise Maureen Hughes and Elle Marie Roehr.


Cincinnati Country Day School students Nicholas Gillan, left, Emily Gonzales and Noah Michalski joined their classmates in finding alternatives to watching television during Turn Off the TV Week.

Pulling plug on TV positive experience

By Forrest Sellers

Students in the Lower School at Cincinnati Country Day School learned a blank television screen was not necessarily a bad thing. The students participated in Turn Off the TV Week April 18-24. “I didn’t mind it,” said secondgrader Nicholas Gillan, 8, of Indian Hill. Gillan spent time getting to know several new additions to his family. His family had recently adopted two cats. Third-grader Emily Gonzales, 9, of Loveland didn’t mind missing her daily dose of the Weather Channel and news. “It hurts your brain when you watch too much,” she said. Fourth-grader Noah Michalski, 10, of Norwood found that giving up programs for a week wasn’t a huge sacrifice. “I really like to read,” he said. “This gave me a chance to read besides right before bed.”

≈St. Ursula Villa eighth-graders recently

launched a school-wide effort to recycle cell phones and save gorillas through an effort with the Cincinnati Zoo. The students are, first row from left, Mia Poston (Hyde Park), Caroline Jurgensen (Indian Hill), Haley Sherman (Anderson) and Alex Rickard (West Clermont); second row, Jacob Miller (Hyde Park), Paul Michael Sullivan (Anderson), Morgan Voytek (Anderson), Stephanie Bennett (Anderson) and Lawren Pieper (West Clermont); third row, Connor Jones (Anderson), Will Ryan (Hyde Park), Mary Byrne (Western Hills), Justin Goldstein (Hyde Park) and Caroline Scherer (Westwood). PROVIDED

“It brings families closer together.”

Jennifer Aquino Principal of the Lower School at Cincinnati Country Day School

Jennifer Aquino, principal of the Lower School, said one of the goals of turning the television off was to raise awareness on how much time was spent watching it. Both students and staff participated. Video games and computer use outside of completing class work was also restricted. Aquino said a few of the staff members were upset about missing “Dancing with the Stars,” but like the students they agreed it was a worthwhile endeavor. “We find families appreciate it and realize after a day or so they don’t even think about it,” she said. “It brings families closer together.”


The Ursuline Academy Dance Team won many accolades during its recent inaugural season. Some of the team members are, from left: Marie Hale, Laura Schoettmer, Katie Lenart, Marnie Grow, Catherine Schomaker, Courtney Arand, Josie O’Connell, Ashley Gray and Grace Ferguson.

Ursuline dance team has a great first season The inaugural season for the Ursuline Academy Dance Team culminated in several awards at the recent Show Case Unlimited, international, state and national competition. The team won many accolades, including: Production – 2010 state champions, 2010 national champions, high score of entire day on Saturday of the competition (April 10), showcase star rating. Pom – 2010 state runner up, 2010 national runner up, showcase star rating, high point award. The Ursuline Dance Team Boosters also won the best

boosters award. Members of the Dance Team are: Courtney Arand of Mason, Meghan Bauer of West Chester Township, Kristen Beck of Anderson Township, Carolyn Bender of Montgomery, Kayla Boehner of West Chester Township, Makiah Estes of Liberty Township, Grace Ferguson of Indian Hill, Sarah Fitzpatrick of Loveland, Ashley Gray of Loveland, Emma Groene of Mason, Marnie Grow of Mason, Maria Hale of Fairfield, Jessie Haskamp of Loveland, Hannah Jarvis of Batesville, Ind., Carolyn Johnson of Colerain Township, Erin

Kochan of West Chester Township, Colleen Koenig of Loveland, Katie Lenart of Montgomery, Anosha Minai of West Chester Township, Emily Morris of Indian Hill, Josie O’Connell of Loveland, Angie Pan of Evendale, Marisa Pike of Sycamore Township, Grace Ries of Liberty Township, Laura Schoettmer of Mt. Lookout, Taylor Seitz of West Chester Township, Catherine Schomaker of Mt. Healthy, Christina Tefend of Loveland, Rachel Treinen of Loveland, Megan Toomb of Mason and Megan Valerio (captain) of College Hill.

Villa students save gorillas with phones St. Ursula Villa eighth graders recently launched a school-wide effort to recycle cell phones and save gorillas through an effort with the Cincinnati Zoo. The students placed collection boxes throughout the school and presented the project for their classmates’ support. Gorillas are endangered and their habitats are destroyed through mining for the mineral coltan which is

used in cell phones. By providing coltan from old phones, the need for additional mining is reduced, thereby preserving habitat areas. The eighth-graders, who plan to collect unwanted cell phones from family members, teachers and the community, hope to make a positive impact on gorillas as well as demonstrate social responsibility to the rest of the Villa student body.


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Freshman Alexandra Tracy, 14, left, sophomore Morgan Chadwick, 16, and freshman Ali Newton, 15, place strawberries, kiwi slices, grapes and peaches on their fruit pizza. They are all residents of Indian Hill.

Freshman Maddie Bell, 15, of Indian Hill adds the icing for a fruit pizza.

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Indian Hill High School students recently had their own “Iron Chef” competition. Students in the gourmet cuisine class prepared finger foods for the judges. The foods ranged from chicken and bacon shish kabobs to a fruit pizza. Instructor Pat Pritz said the students were graded not only on their food preparation skills, but also on how well they worked with one another.


Freshman Kirsta Rose, 14, of Kenwood shaves chocolate onto a mini cheesecake.

Freshman Kirsta Rose, 14, left, of Kenwood and junior Alex Silvati, 16, of Indian Hill clean up after the competition.

Sophomore Mimi Shiba, 15, left, and junior Alex Silvati, 16, prepare a platter of mini cheesecakes. They are both residents of Indian Hill.

Sophomore Lewis Lockhart, 16, left, of Kenwood, freshman Miles Hill, 15, of Symmes Township and sophomore Jake Matson, 16, of Kenwood fold napkins for their table setting.

Instructor’s aide Mickey Forbes, left, of Terrace Park and college career counselor Ester Hall of Westwood sample the chicken and bacon shish kabobs.

Sophomore Morgan Chadwick, 16, left, and freshman Ali Newton, 15, slice grapes for a fruit pizza. Both are residents of Indian Hill.



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This week in baseball

• Reading beat Indian Hill 11-3, April 16, in the A.J. Cohen Memorial Showcase at Midland. Indian Hill’s Arnold hit a triple and had two RBIs. • Indian Hill beat Holy Cross 8-4, April 20. Indian Hill’s Nick Pai was the winning pitcher, and Stephen Bascom was 2-3, scored two homeruns, three runs and had three RBI. • Clark Montessori beat Cincinnati Country Day 7-6, April 20. CCD’s Max Dietz scored two runs. • Taylor beat Indian Hill 148, April 21. Indian Hill’s Matt Taylor was 2-4 and hit a double. • Cincinnati Country Day beat North College Hill 17-7 in six innings, April 21. CCD’s Hall was the winning pitcher, and Dane Isburgh hit a double. • Newport Central Catholic beat Indian Hill 8-3, April 22. • Summit Country Day beat Cincinnati Country Day 4-3, April 22. CCD’s Max Dietz was 2-4.

This week in softball

• Cincinnati Country Day beat St. Bernard 9-7, April 16. CCD’s Anna Lemen pitched 14 strikeouts, and was 2-5, scored a homerun and had two RBIs. • Indian Hill beat Cincinnati Country Day 11-0 in five innings, April 20. Indian Hill’s Becca Conn pitched eight strikeouts, and Christy Wright was 3-4 and hit two doubles. • Indian Hill beat Taylor 98, April 21. Indian Hill’s Becca Conn was the winning pitcher, and Heidi Wagner was 3-4, hit a double and had four RBI. • Cincinnati Country Day beat North College Hill 13-2 in five innings, April 21. CCD’s Anna Lemen was the winning pitcher, and was 2-4, hit a grand slam and had four RBIs. • Indian Hill beat Reading 7-3, April 22. Indian Hills’ Becca Conn was the winning pitcher, Heidi Wagner was 23. • Cincinnati Christian beat Cincinnati Country Day 3-2, April 22. CCD’s Mariah Reed was 2-3 and hit a double.

This week in tennis

• Seven Hills beat Cincinnati Country Day 3-2, April 20 in the State Team Tournament. CCD’s Joey Fritz beat Wayne 6-0, 6-1; and Alex Toltzis beat Larkin 6-4, 6-4. CCD falls to 10-2 with the loss. • Indian Hill beat Mariemont 4-1, April 21. Indian Hill’s Alex Cepela beat Bezerra 6-1, 6-1; Desai beat Degerberg 7-5, 6-2; Greg Baumann and Desai beat Swords and Franer 6-2, 6-2; Joshi and Kashyap beat Harris and Lonneman 8-6, 5-7, 61. Indian Hill advances to 6-3 with the win. • Cincinnati Country Day’s Joey Fritz beat Lakota East’s Mueck 6-4, 6-3 in the second round of first singles competition at the Flight A Coaches Classic, April 22. • Lakota East’s Fraley and Noufer beat Cincinnati Country Day’s Alex Meixner and Jessup Smith 6-1, 6-2, in the second round of second doubles competition at the Flight A Coaches Classic, April 22.

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Seniors Cohen, Lento lead Indians By Anthony Amorini

Led by senior captains Liza Cohen and Alex Lento, Cincinnati Country Day’s girls’ lacrosse team started its season at 3-1 despite the Lady Indians’ relatively inexperienced roster. Though seven starters return for head coach Pat Dunn, the lack of a junior varsity program at CCD means underclassmen are greeted annually with a trial by fire, the coach explained. “Without a JV program we have to let our young players gain their experience in varsity games,” Dunn said. “This proves a challenge early in the season but a reward later on.” Cohen and Lento are both third-year starters and play in the midfield for CCD. Additional returning starters for the Lady Indians include senior Emma Weinstein (attack), junior Emily Grupp (defense), sophomore Lily Cohen, junior Gretchen Weigel and junior


Cincinnati Country Day junior Elizabeth Blackburn, left, looks to make a move with the ball Wednesday, April 21, during a Lady Indian loss to Mercy, 17-5. Kathryn Black. A number of key new additions will also be contributors including junior Lizzie Blackburn (midfield) and freshmen Caroline Blackburn (midfield), Julia Murphy, Amelia Drew and Cassie Sachs. After finishing at 11-5 in 2009, Dunn is hoping for similar success this season, the coach said.

“A strong group of freshmen players will help us sustain our success from last year,” Dunn said of Caroline, Murphy, Drew and Sachs. During its 3-1 start, CCD opened the season with a victory April 6 over the 4-3 club team from Lebanon, 12-9. The Lady Indians fell to 1-1 with its loss April 7 to


Cincinnati Country Day sophomore Lily Cohen, right, brings the ball up the field Wednesday, April 21, during a loss to Mercy, 17-5. Mariemont, 18-5. Mariemont, a Division II team, started the season at 7-1. According to computer rankings at, Mariemont is ranked No. 2 in Ohio’s Division II South Region with CCD ranked at No. 9. After falling to No. 2 Mariemont, CCD bounced

Indian Hill girls aims for strong finish By Mark Chalifoux

The Indian Hill High School girls’ lacrosse team has been competitive through the first half of the season and head coach Walt Haag is optimistic for a strong finish to the season. “I have really high hopes for the second part of the season,” Haag said. The Braves have dropped a number of games, but there are several positives for Indian Hill. For starters, the Braves have been competitive. Indian Hill has several losses by three goals or less and have narrow losses against some stiff competition. Second, the Braves have been scoring goals. While they have lost some close games, they are losing games in the 12-11 or 1514 range. Haag said scoring

is a big positive for the Braves. “The girls have a lot of determination and a lot of intensity in their play,” he said. “They have been able to score in most games quite a bit.” Haag said players entering high school now have a few years of middle school lacrosse, which is similar to the experience of some seniors since girls’ lacrosse has only really started to pick up steam in the area in the last five years. Haag, in his first year as coach at Indian Hill, started a middle school program at Summit Country Day in 2005. One of the seventhgraders that year, Abby Volmer, is now a senior standout for his Indian Hill team. “It’s sort of interesting to see it come full circle and some of the players coming

• Mercy girls beat Cincinnati Country Day 17-5, April 21. CCD’s Cohen scored four goals, and Lento scored one goal.

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back with wins over the Division II teams from Wyoming (1-4), 11-2, and Bishop Fenwick (1-4), 9-8, while improving to 3-1. The girls end the season with a trio of home games including contests against Summit Country Day (May 3), Little Miami (May 8) and Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (May 11).

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Indian Hill senior midfielder Riley Irvine is one of the top players on the team for the Braves. in now are strong from the beginning,” he said. “There’s a much better skill level across the city now.” Volmer is one of the top players for the team, along with senior Riley Irvine. The Braves have seven seniors overall on the varsity roster, which helps Haag in his first year as head coach. They are also seeing production from juniors Kelly Hilmer and Taylor Marshall and sophomores Emma Goold and Kathleen Heinbach. The team is still trying to figure its goalkeeping situation. The latest candidate is freshman Ashley Faulkner. “She played a few years in middle school, so that’s why she can contribute on this level,” Haag said. While the team is poised for a strong finish, the Braves have some highlights from the first part of the season. A win over Anderson, a perennial power, was big for the team and a narrow loss to Toledo St. Ursula was one for the Braves to build on. Indian Hill also has a narrow loss

to Mercy, one of the hottest teams in the GGCL lately. “It gives them reassurance that they are a solid team,” Haag said. “I think we’ll surprise some teams in the second part of the season. Other teams will find out we’re a new team.” Haag said a strong finish to the season would be key to motivate the girls to work hard in the offseason and do the necessary things to get better. However, he said he was surprised at how many players in the program played club lacrosse. “They are already doing some of the extra things,” he said. “We’ll start to see a number of players who want to go on and play at the next level.” The Braves have a number of big games on the horizon: Wednesday, April 28, against Seton and Saturday, May 1, against Mariemont, one of the top teams in the area. The boys’ teams from both schools will play following the girls’ game.

More than 90,000 votes were cast in last year’s inaugural Community Press and Community Recorder Sportsman and Sportwoman of the Year online contest. Now, it’s time for high school fan bases to rally once again for 2010. Here’s the gameplan: Online readers will select 30 high school athletes (half male, half female) on 15 different newspaper ballots in Ohio and Kentucky who meet the highest s t a n dards both on and off the field. V o t i n g occurs in two waves. Readers can nominate an athlete until April 29 by going to the page and clicking on the yellow/green Community Press Sportsman of the Year icon on the right side. In their nominations, they should explain why this athlete deserves the honor. The nominations will be used to create ballots that online readers will vote on from May 13 to midnight June 10. Online vistors will be able to vote more than once. The top vote-getters will be featured on and in your local newspaper June 24. Public voting on the nominations will begin May 13. As with sports, the greatest effort on the final ballot gets the greatest result in this contest. Questions? E-mail Melanie Laughman at or call 248-7573.

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Lion lacrosse closes in on GGCL title Ursuline at 8-2 overall, 4-0 in GGCL play By Anthony Amorini

Ursuline Academy’s varsity lacrosse team is closing in on reclaiming the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League championship in 2010 following a 4-0 start in the conference for the Lions. The Lions won its only GGCL lacrosse title in 2008 with Mt. Notre Dame winning the GGCL championship in 2009. However, an early-season win April 13 over MND, 8-5, has fourth-year head coach Todd Vollmer hoping a GGCL title is just around the corner for his Lions, he said.

“This is the best team I’ve had since I’ve been at Ursuline so they are certainly capable of (making it to state),” Vollmer said. “Our main goal is to win the GGCL.” MND has won three GGCL titles with Saint Ursula earning two league titles and Ursuline earning one since the conference began playing lacrosse in 2005. Standing at 8-2 overall, Ursuline only has two GGCL remaining on its schedule including Mercy and Fenwick. “We have started off strong and I’ve been very pleased,” Vollmer said. “We’ve had slow starts in a few games but we are still right in the thick of things.

“We still have quite a few games left so we just have to keep at it,” Vollmer added. Ursuline traveled to face Mercy on Tuesday, April 27, after Community Press deadlines. The Lions travel to Fenwick at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, before concluding its season with home games against Dublin Coffman (2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 1), Mason (6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4) and Loveland (6 p.m. Thursday, May 6). Through six games, second-place MND stood at 5-1 overall with a GGCL record of 3-1. St. Ursula was 5-3 through eight games and stood third in the GGCL with a 3-2 conference record.

“It’s a little topsy-turvy right now,” Vollmer said of the parity in the GGCL this season. A total of 13 varsity players return from Ursuline’s 10-8 squad from last spring including senior captain Annie Hauser (midfield), senior captain Julia Tassett (defense), senior Josie Male (midfield), senior Caroline Tobin (defense), junior Kara Strasser (attack), senior Diana Campbell (attack), midfield), junior Megan Schnicke (attack), senior Sarah Wiener (midfield), junior Nikki Hill (attack), junior Maggie Egan (attack), senior Becca Brizzolara (defense), senior Alex Dressman (defense) and

senior Alyssa McCarthy (goalie). Tassett plans on playing collegiate lacrosse at the University of Cincinnati. Through 10 games, Egan was fifth in the GGCL with 19 goals. Egan also had seven assists through the same span. Strasser was close behind

at 18 goals and 10 assists with Schnicke adding 16 goals and Male contributing 12 goals. A trio of new additions will also be key contributors including juniors Kathrine Bubbilitz (midfield, defense) and Tricia Henghold (goalie) and freshman Kate Olson, Vollmer said.

Tough early games could help Moeller later

The Moeller High School lacrosse team started the season 3-1 but hit a rut in the middle of the season, dropping its next six games. Still, the Crusaders are a team to keep an eye on at the end of the season. “We are a young team,” head coach Nate Reed said. “We only have five seniors and we start five underclassmen. We have a ton of talent but there’s not a lot you can do early in the season to help make up for a 14-year-old kid going against an 18-year-old kid.” It’s that youth that may lead to teams overlooking Moeller at the end of the season. Reed said the team has a ton of talent but just needed to gain some more varsity experience. And the Crusaders did just that by playing an “extremely difficult” schedule, according to Reed. “That’s the only way to do it,” he said. “There are ways to hide yourself against easier teams but you can’t hide in the state tournament because they are all good teams, so it’s important to get that valuable experience now. “You don’t learn much from beating an easier team 18-1 but you learn about your team and what you need to work on when they go against top competition,”

Reed said. The Crusaders have been in nearly every game but have simply come up short in the end during the first half of the season. “I told the kids it’s not where we start, it’s where we finish that counts,” he said. Moeller has shown flashes of what the Crusaders can be when they put it all together. This was especially evident in a 14-2 win over St. Ignatius earlier in the season. While the Crusaders are young, 50 percent of the players in the program are freshmen, they could make some noise in the postseason and Reed credits the senior leadership for bringing the younger kids along. “Our seniors have been great about that and keeping them motivated and focused has not been a


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Reed said the program is also excited for the future, as Moeller will return nine of their 10 starters next season. And the Crusaders could still put together a run at the end of this season. Reed said it will be a fun team to watch in the last part of the season. “We have a young, fun, energetic group of players that work hard every day,” he said. Many of the players live in Sharonville, Loveland, Madeira, Indian Hill and Montgomery.


Moeller’s senior captain Joe Busam runs with the ball against Indian Hill on April 14.



problem,” he said. “That’s invaluable to have when you have a young team. They see how good the younger kids can be so they stay excited and push them.” The team has three captains: Senior Joe Busam and juniors James Rogan and junior goalie Hayden Miller. Reed called Miller one of the top goalies in the city (“He’s phenomenal,” Reed said) and said Rogan and sophomore Mitchell Catino have played well in the midfield. Defensively, Busam and junior Jon Ward lead the way and the Crusaders young attack, led by freshman Quinn Collison and sophomores C.J. Polak and Jacob Fuller is starting to come around.

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I’m 41 years old and ambitious with training in economics and finance. In addition to being a successful corporate manager and executive, I am an entrepreneurial small business owner. I know how to organize companies and create jobs. I’m a husband and a father dealing with many of the same challenges you are. Like you, I care a lot about the future of this country and want to see things change for the better. Campaigning to be our next representative in Congress has been a unique and rich experience for me. I have enjoyed meeting so many interesting and different individuals and groups from Cincinnati to Portsmouth and everywhere in between. As a nation we are struggling with intolerance and partisan politics at every turn. Democrats and Republicans are rarely united on the national stage because scoring political points is the objective. It seems as if we are involved in a race to the bottom. At this great crossroads in our country’s history, we stand at the doorway of a New America. Out of this economic downturn we should seek to re-balance our economy and fix the unsustainable excesses that caused so many job losses and home foreclosures. As a county and as individuals we must seek to consume less and save more. Consumerism fueled by debt is not a recipe for success especially when the music stops.

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Candidate: I am a true conservative, with fiscal responsibility My name is Chris Monzel, a Republican candidate for Hamilton County commissioner. On Tuesday, May 4, the Republican voters in Hamilton County have an opportunity to decide who will best represent the principals and values of our party as county commissioner in the fall election. This election is not just a decision between two candidates. It is a decision on the direction of the Republican Party in Hamilton County and the message put forth. I am a true conservative Republican who is fiscally responsible, believes in individual freedoms, small government, free enterprise and our traditional family values. On the one hand, my opponent represents more of the same, the “go along get along” liberal policies of the county commis-

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born and raised in Cincinnati, currently living in Symmes Township. I attended Sycamore High School, Purdue University and the University of Toledo College of Medicine. I have two grown children, Dirk and Kari. Ginger, as team captain, rides in the MS150 fundraiser every year to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis. I seek the position of state representative to work within the government to help solve healthcare, security, economic, educational and energy issues by adhering to the core concepts of limited government, fiscal responsibility and free market. Dr. Ginger Sadler Kubala is a resident of Symmes Township and a candidate for the Republican nomination for state representative in the 35th District.


Commissioners – meet at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday in Room 605 of the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown. Call 946-4400. Educational service center governing board – meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 11083 Hamilton Ave. Call 7422200. Regional planning commission – meets at 12:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the County Administration Building, eighth floor, 138 E. Court St., downtown. Call 946-4500.


Council – meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month (unless otherwise announced) in city hall, 6525 Drake Road Road. Call 561-6500.


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



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Juliann Gardner, left, and Helen Fox show off one of their raised bed gardens in front of the One Small Garden store on Wooster Pike.

Shop helps plant seeds of sustainability Juliann Gardner follows a very simple formula. Sun plus soil, seeds and water equals fresh food. That’s the philosophy behind her new store, One Small Garden in Terrace Park. “The experience of nurturing a seed ... and growing something you can eat is empowering,” she said. “We want to get people to invest in one small garden at a time to do something self-sustaining.” Gardner said she and business associate, Helen Fox, have been avid gardeners for years and used raised beds to control the quality of the food they grew. “As motivated as we were, we wanted to simplify and make it accessible to all levels of gardeners,” Fox said. “(A raised bed) makes it very doable for everyone and we want people to have an understanding of where food comes from.” The store offers nearly everything needed to start a garden, from certified seeds and soil to tools and cedar for bed construction, all with an emphasis on local sustainability. Most of the products they carry, Gardner said, come from within a 150mile radius. One Small Garden also

One Small Garden

Address: 614 Wooster Pike, Terrace Park Phone: 831-7686 Owner: Juliann Gardner, owner Web: www.1small E-mail: Juliann@ Hours: Open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Other hours by appointment. has a lending library with books on composting, herb gardens and vegetable growing cycles. “We’re just passionate about wanting people to grow their own food,” Gardner said. “We’re here to give good counsel.” Both Gardner and Fox, who have been friends since sixth grade, will install the raised beds and help customers get started. They’ll even assist with managing the garden if a customer requests it. Fox said growing food can be out of delight or need, and each plot makes a difference. “It’s our way of encouraging others to do this,” she said. By Lisa Wakeland. Send your “Small Business Spotlight” suggestions to espangler@


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Joseph-Beth Booksellers is hosting Mitt Romney from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Norwood. The author discusses and autographs, with no personalization, “No Apologies: The Case for American Greatness.” Get line letters with book purchase. No posed photographs and no memorabilia signed. Line tickets are


Flower Show brings variety of people, exhibits The Cincinnati Flower Show at Symmes Township Park was more than just flowers. Guests could visit booths that featured flower pots, jewelry gardening tools, window screens, hand soap, furniture, artwork, cutlery, hoses, hot tubs, bug repellent and even learn about plastic surgery or sign up for The New York Times. The Cincinnati Flower Show, in its 21st year and its second year in Symmes Township Park, wrapped up Sunday, April 25. Many in attendance take in the show every year. Abby Tribby and Chloe Lewis are fourth generation flower show enthusiasts from southeast Ohio and attend the show with their mothers and grandmother with tickets bought for them by their great-grandmother. Garden clubs from all over including Urbana, Ohio, and Paris, Ky., bring a group to spend the day socializing over tea and checking out the latest gadgets in gardening. The show featured several guest speakers, afternoon teas and a Ladies’ Day. AMANDA HOPKINS/STAFF

A peacock with feathers made of flowers greets guests at the Cincinnati Flower Show at Symmes Park April 20.

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Mariemont Theatre is hosting the “Blood Into Wine” Film and Wine Tastings at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at Mariemont Theatre, 6906 Wooster Pike, Mariemont. The film is a documentary about a musician, Maynard James Keenan, and his mentor, Eric Glomski, as they pioneer winemaking in the hostile deserts of Arizona. The event includes raffles and drop-off donations for Pet Food Pantry. Raffle tickets and wine tasting proceeds benefit Cincinnati Pet Food Pantry. The cost for the film is $6-$9.50; $1 per wine taste. Call 272-0222 or visit www.

The Paris, Ky., Garden Club enjoyed lunch before checking out the rest of the Cincinnati Flower Show.



Nene Riddick, left, with Shea Butter Secrets shows Karen Ward of Urbana, OH some handwashing secrets at the Cincinnati Flower Show at Symmes Park. Shea Butter Secrets is owned by Janicy Howard of Pine Lakes, Ga.


Sheila Richey from the Ohio State University Extension Hamilton County Master Gardeners group answers gardening questions from guests at the Cincinnati Flower Show at Symmes Park.

required. Call 396-8960 or visit

Watch the derby

Catholic Residential Services is hosting “Derby, Drinks, and Dancing” from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road, Oakley. The event includes watching the derby, dancing, music, hors d’oeuvres, drinks and prizes. It is open to ages 21 and up. Proceeds benefit Catholic Residential Services. The cost is $75. Reservations are required. Call 784-0400, ext. 106, or visit

Art exhibit

The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati is hosting “Juried Exhibition” from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 2, at Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Mariemont. Exhibit continues through May 16. Call 272-3700 or visit

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It’s a family tradition for Abby Tribby, far left, grandma Rae Hill and cousin Chloe Lewis who attend the flower show every year. All three are from southeast Ohio, but make the trip every year because Hill’s mother from Colerain Township buys tickets for the show. The girls’ mothers also attended but are not pictured.


Cincinnati Flower Show patrons enjoy a break by the lake at the Symmes Park event.

An exhibitor from the Horticultural Institute of Southern California demonstrates the power of the ultimate home nozzle for garden hoses at the Cincinnati Flower Show at Symmes Park April 20. AMANDA HOPKINS/ STAFF


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Faculty Show, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, 8845 Governor’s Hill Drive. Suite 100, Gallery. Artwork from variety of media including mixed media, digital film, graphic design, interactive media, culinary arts, fashion marketing, interior design and more. Free. Presented by The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati. 833-2400. Symmes Township.


Beginning Line Dancing Lessons, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. With Melissa. Ages 50 and up. Family friendly. Free. Reservations required. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


Carlos Vargas and Ben Alexander, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Bucks Tavern, 3299 W. U.S. 22/Ohio 3, Soft dinner music to start, easing into smooth groovy James later. Presented by Buck’s Tavern. 677-3511; Loveland.


Drew Hastings, 8 p.m. $15. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Social Security, 8 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Comedy about couple, both art dealers in New York City, whose domestic tranquility is shattered by wife’s sister, brother-in-law and archetypal Jewish mother. Family friendly. $15, $12 students with ID; $12 with groups of 10 or more in advance. Presented by Stagecrafters. Through May 9. 793-6237. Amberley Village. F R I D A Y, A P R I L 3 0


Benefit Auction, 6 p.m. Viewing begins at 5 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive. JoAnn Richardson History House. Includes four Nancy Ford Cones Prints, Rookwood vase, antiques frames, silver pieces, four piece 1930s patio furniture set, red globe antique ceiling fixture, Local Artist Nancy 35th Bonaventure S u l l i v a n ’ s , ornament by interpretation of a Carole LanNancy Ford Cones nom and photograph is more. Beneanother item to be fits Greater auctioned. Loveland Historical Society. 683-5692; Loveland.


Lighting The Way Scholarship Fundraiser, 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Loveland, 10681 Loveland Madeira Road. Tropical party, casual attire (no jeans), cocktails, buffet dinner, music by band and DJ, silent auction and raffle. Benefits Envision Learning Center. Ages 18 and up. $65. Presented by Envision Learning Center. 772-5437; Loveland.


Wine Bar Tasting, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. Staff Favorites, 5 p.m.-6 p.m. microWINES, 7292 Kenwood Road. Includes six wines, hot and cold appetizers and beginner level wine education. $50. Reservations required. 7949463. Kenwood.


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


Drew Hastings, 8 p.m. $20. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 9849288; Montgomery.


The Wedding Singer, 7:30 p.m. Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Road. Directed by John Whapam, Sycamore High School theatre teacher. Musical adaptation of 1998 romantic-comedy movie. $10, $8 advance. Tickets available online. Through May 1. 686-1770; Montgomery.


The Path of the Lover, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Daily through May 2. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Workshop designed to help participants find “the Beloved” within so they may answer the call of their greatest longings. Includes lunch Saturday and Sunday. With Trebbe Johnson author of “The World is a Waiting Lover: Desire and the Quest for the Beloved.” Ages 18 and up. $275. Registration required, available at Presented by Lygthel Rohrer Inc. 310-2541. Loveland.


Don’t Worry.. Be Happy Hour, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Free mini back massage and paraffin hand treatments available. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Non-alcoholic frozen drinks, salty snacks and calypso music. Ages 50 and up. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township. S A T U R D A Y, M A Y 1


Mother/Daughter Doll Tea, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Stitch Studio, 7835 Camargo Road. Tea party. Bring a doll or stuffed animal. Create an outfit for the doll and the girl. $50. Registration required. 561-4555; Madeira.


Faculty Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township.


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


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Room to Bloom, 10 a.m. Loveland Hardware, 131 Broadway St. Seminar on container gardening. Free. Reservations required. 6774040. Loveland.


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


Cincinnati Community Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. “Music of Americana.” Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Community Orchestra. 791-7815; Montgomery. Music at Ascension Chamber Concert Series, 7 p.m. The Adagio Trio. Lin Grieser, harp; Evelien Wollard, flute; Tom Guth, cello. Ascension Lutheran Church, 7333 Pfeiffer Road. Free, donations accepted. 793-3288; 237-3636. Montgomery. Linton Music’s Peanut Butter and Jam Sessions, 10 a.m.-10:40 a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road. The Madcap Puppets join Peanut Butter and Jam musicians to tell exciting stories set to chamber music. For ages 2-6 and their families. Free Graeters cookies at concert. $12 flexbook of four tickets, $4. 381-6868; Kenwood.


Swimsuit Models, 9:30 p.m. Bar SeventyOne, 8850 Governors Hill Drive. $5. 7749697; Symmes Township.


Drew Hastings, 8 p.m. $20. Ages 21 and up. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 9849288; Montgomery.


The Wedding Singer, 7:30 p.m. Sycamore High School, $10, $8 advance. Tickets available online. 686-1770; Montgomery.


Social Security, 8 p.m. Mayerson JCC, $15, $12 students with ID; $12 with groups of 10 or more in advance. 793-6237. Amberley Village.

A Night at the Derby, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave. The Barn. Features dinnerby-the-bite, two drink tickets and five gaming chips. Broadcast of 136th Kentucky Derby, silent auction, gaming tables, “Teacher Pies” Auction and grand raffle. Music by Matt Cohen. Benefits Mariemont Elementary PTO. Ages 21 and up. $25. Presented by Mariemont Elementary PTO. 272-3081. Mariemont.




You Deserve a Night Out, 4:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 4785 Lake Forest Drive. Sushi and select wine bottles available at 30 percent off. Reservations suggested. 554-1040. Blue Ash.

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Show Me A Story, 3:30 p.m. Opening reception. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Multi-media exhibit of art that tells stories by Jennifer Choto and Janet Zack. Exhibit continues through May 31. Free. 683-2340; Loveland.


Lag B’Omer Square Dance, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. With professional square dance caller. Family friendly. Free. 761-7500. Amberley Village.


Spring Feast Sunday Supper, 5:30 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Featuring Grailville-grown food and other seasonal delights. $15, $10 children. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland.


Drew Hastings, 8 p.m. $15. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 9849288; Montgomery.



Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive. Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. Featuring works by internationally known photographer Nancy Ford Cones (1869-1962), who was a resident of Loveland and used local people and scenes in many of her pictorial photographs. $3 donation. 683-5692; Loveland.

Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Turner Farm is hosting “Weed Walk” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, May 3, at Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Indian Hill. It is a tour pointing out edible, medicinal weeds and those that give us information about our garden space. Learn how to control weeds without chemicals. The class is led by Nancy Ogg of Shady Frove Farm. The cost is $12. Registration is required by Friday, April 30. Call 561-7400.

Spring Garden Party and Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Granny’s Garden School. Annual, perennial, herb and vegetable plants for the home and professional gardener. Workshops available. Free. 324-2873; Loveland.

Social Security, 3 p.m. Mayerson JCC, $15, $12 students with ID; $12 with groups of 10 or more in advance. 793-6237. Amberley Village.


Miami Hills Garden Club Perennial Plant Sale, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Madeira, Miami Avenue, Corner of Miami Avenue and Dawson Road. Benefits civic planting. Part of Madeira Art Fair. Presented by Miami Hills Garden Club. 984-8530. Madeira. Spring Garden Party and Plant Sale, noon3 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, Free. 324-2873; Loveland. M O N D A Y, M A Y 3

ART EXHIBITS Faculty Show, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township. Show Me A Story, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Multi-media exhibit of art that tells stories by Jennifer Choto and Janet Zack. Free. Through May 31. 683-2340; Loveland.

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Faculty Show, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township. Show Me A Story, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, Free. 6832340; Loveland.

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


Team Trivia, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Village Tavern, 9390 Montgomery Road. Free. Through Dec. 28. 793-7882. Montgomery.


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


Red Cross Pet First Aid, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Learn to care for illness and injury in cats and dogs, bandaging, splinting and CPR. Bring four-legged stuffed animal. $50. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.


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


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


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


Adoption S.T.A.R. Orientation Session, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road. Learn about adoption. Free. Registration required. Presented by Adoption S.T.A.R. 631-6590,; Symmes Township.


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


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Rubber Stamping 101, 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Beginners stamp and create handmade greetings cards. With Beth of Stampin Up. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


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


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Hosted by Jerome. Free. 697-9705. Loveland. Karaoke, 9 p.m. InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road. Free. 793-2600. Blue Ash.



See Olympic silver medalists Qing Pang and Jian Tong, pictured, skate with Smuckers Stars on Ice at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, at U.S. Bank Arena. Also on the tour are 2010 Olympic silver medalists Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto, 2010 Olympian Jeremy Abbott, silver medalist Sasha Cohen, World Champion Todd Eldredge, bronze medalist Michael Weiss and more. Tickets are $26.50-$131.50. Call 800-745-3000 or visit

Linton Chamber Music Series, 7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m. Encore! Linton. Works of Mozart, Schumann, Bruch and Faure. Anthony McGill, clarinetist, and Michael Tree and Anna Polonsky of the Schumann Trio. Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson, artistic directors. Congregation Beth Adam, 10001 Loveland-Madeira Road. $30, $10 students at door. Presented by Linton Music. 381-6868; Loveland.


Cirque du Soleil - Alegria comes to The Bank of Kentucky Center Thursday, April 29, through Sunday, May 2. Pictured is the tribal and magical Fire-Knife Dance from a previous performance. “Alegria” is a mood piece about the passage of time, youth, old age and the handing down of power. It features artists using trapeze, hand balancing, manipulation and clowns and singers. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. April 29-30 and May 1; 3:30 p.m. April 30 and May 1; and 1 and 5 p.m. May 2. Tickets are $97-$42 for adults and $78-$34 for ages 2-12; plus fees. Visit


Dealing with our Whatifs and Worries “Last night while I lay thinking here, some Whatifs crawled inside my ear, and pranced and partied all night long, and sang their same old Whatif song:… Whatif I start to cry? Whatif I get sick and die? … Whatif nobody likes me? Whatif a bolt of lightning strikes me?” In this poem in, “A Light in the Attic,” author Shel Silverstein describes many of the worries that beset childhood minds. But don’t forget that the Whatifs grow up with us. For even as adults we have our own Whatifs crawling inside our ears at night, don’t we? For us, their content is different. They suggest such other things such as, “Whatif our love doesn’t last? Whatif the kids grow up too fast? Whatif my job is lost? Whatif I get a rotten boss? Whatif that ache is something serious? Whatif I age and become

ing as a human being. Though we develop strategies to avoid it, there is no person who avoids all worries. So, what to do? For one thing, do not deny the fact that some stress or angst comes along with the living of life. As analyst James Hollis Ph.D. states, “An acceptance of this angst as normal is healthy; its denial is pathological, and will sooner or later result in some lifeestranging behavior, or worse, the trivialization of the journey.” Anxiety, on the other hand, is a free-floating condition which may be activated by almost any specific event in our lives: such as giving a speech before a large crowd, going through an important interview, a court appearance, a medical operation, a wedding ceremony, etc. Its intensity is partly deter-

delirious? Whatif I didn’t lock the house? Whatif I’m left by my spouse?” Worries are a constantly buzzing around our heads. If we take them seriously, they destroy peace of mind, develop suspicions, and diminish enjoyment. They always threaten us with woeful events allegedly waiting around the corner. It doesn’t matter that studies show 80 percent of our worries never happen. Then we worry that the studies are wrong – especially in our case. What to do about handling our worries? First, make the distinction between angst and anxiety. Angst is the German word for the anticipatory dread that is present in all of us as we recognize just how vulnerable we are. Angst is existential, which means it comes along with exist-

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mined by one’s particular history. The more unsettled one’s family of origin, cultural setting, or environment was, the more anxiety is usually experienced. Beneath an anxiety one is going through there is usually buried a thread that reaches back to a childhood fear. It’s greatly advantageous to us to discover our early fear that still exercises such power over us.To be free entirely of angst or anxiety in our lives is unrealistic. That’s good to remember as we try to contain our worries. It also enables us to have a certain compassion for not only for ourselves but also for others. To possibly alleviate anxiety, someone has remarked that we already know the worst that can happen to us. We will die someday. Can we be aware of that and still live as fully as possible all the days and years God gives us?


H o l l i s believes we can help ourselves in dealing with our worried anxiety if we (1) accept the normality of anxiety, (2) seek the roots of the Father Lou identifiable fears Guntzelman in our anxiety, then (3) simply Perspectives do the best we can in living our lives fully, and forgive the rest. We are more important than what we fear. A great move toward personal liberation is accomplished when we can acknowledge our existential angst directly, know ourselves to be fragile beings clinging to a spinning planet hurtling through space, and at the same time be grateful for such a grand ride. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Air duct cleaning not a necessity, regardless of deal wouldn’t have had this done – because that’s why I called you was the ad for $49.’ He said, ‘Well that’s what we did.’ ” Reluctantly, Melvin said he ended up paying $553, because that’s as low as the supervisor on the phone would approve. “I felt like I was kind of forced and I couldn’t say, ‘OK, well leave.’ They were already packing up and getting ready to leave after they did the job,” he said. Later, Melvin inspected the air ducts and found uncovered holes – and vents that will no longer fit into the duct work. “I guess they didn’t put this vent back on and they broke it off and didn’t say anything. I couldn’t put it back up so I just put duct tape over the hole they left,”

he said. Under Ohio law you must be given an estimate for the cost of the work to be performed. The estimate can be either written, oral, or you can sign that you don’t want to get any estimate at all. You just can’t be given a bill after the work is already done. In addition, Ohio law requires you to get a tear-off cancellation form with the contract – a form you send back to the firm within three days if you wish to cancel. Melvin didn’t get a tearoff cancellation form so I told him to write the company and cancel now. He did that and has now received all his money back. The company is also paying for another firm to come over and repair the problems caused by the duct

cleaning company. You need to know the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said duct cleaning has never been shown to actually prevent health problems. It said studies show dust

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Eat like a horse with Derby Day recipes amount of fruit trees, we don’t have a country estate. T h e w h o l e point is Rita you don’t Heikenfeld need a plow and Rita’s kitchen the lower 40 to create your own Garden of Eden.

I guess it’s a matter of perception. When I talk about my little patch of heaven here in Clermont County, someone will usually come up and ask to visit “the farm.” I have to laugh, because the word “farm” never enters my vocabulary, since we don’t own one. Yes, our home sits at the end of an old country road, but unlike some of the homes on the road, ours is fairly new. And you can see my clothes hanging on the line from the highway opposite our field. Although we grow a whole lot of different kinds of produce and have a nice

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From the Brown Hotel in Louisville. This is the real deal – I called the hotel and verified the recipe. They were so accommodating.

Ingredients (Makes two hot browns):

2 ounces butter ( 1⁄4 cup) 2 ounces all-purpose flour (1⁄2 cup) 1 quart heavy cream (I’d use whipping cream) 1 ⁄2 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, plus 1 tablespoon for garnish Salt and pepper to taste 14 ounces sliced roasted turkey breast 2 slices of Texas toast (crust trimmed) 4 slices of crispy bacon 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced in half Paprika and parsley

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I don’t know if I can wait until Derby Day to make this. The notes in parentheses are mine.

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The hot brown dish made famous by the Brown Hotel in Louisiville. In a two-quart saucepan, melt butter and slowly whisk in flour until combined and forms a thick paste (roux). Continue to cook roux for two minutes over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. Whisk whipping cream into the roux and cook over medium heat until the cream begins to simmer, about two to three minutes. Remove sauce from heat and slowly whisk in Pecorino Romano cheese until the Mornay sauce is smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. For each Hot Brown, place one slice of toast in an oven safe dish and cover with 7 ounces of turkey. Take the two halves of Roma tomato and set them alongside the base of turkey and toast. Next, pour one half of the Mornay sauce to completely cover the dish. Sprinkle with additional

Make a simple syrup: combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar and a generous 1⁄2 cup roughly chopped spearmint leaves in a pan. Bring to a boil and cook until sugar dissolves. Let cool, then strain. Fill your frozen goblets (or even regular glasses, not frozen) with crushed ice and pour about 4 ounces good bourbon and 1⁄4 cup mint syrup in each. Go to taste on this! Top each with a sprig of mint and a straw which has been trimmed to barely come up to the top of the cups.

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Know Theatre to host Derby Day party May 1 Join Know Theatre and friends as they celebrate the 136th annual Kentucky Derby and the 12th season of Know Theatre. Wear your hats to the event from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at

Sycamore Place at St. Xavier Park, 634 Sycamore St. There will be a live viewing of the race, bourbon tasting, and mint juleps included in the $15 suggested donation. Don’t forget to wear your

best derby hat – embellishments encouraged – to be entered to win prizes for “win,” “place,” and “show.” Prizes will also be awarded to guests who place their raffle tickets towards the horses that “win,” “place,”

and “show.” Proceeds from the $15 suggested donation and Derby Horse raffle tickets will benefit Know Theatre of Cincinnati. The group is located at 1120 Jackson Street in Over-the-Rhine.

NEWSMAKERS Mercantile Library names board members

At the recent annual meeting of the Mercantile Library, the library’s membership voted in the board of directors for 2010. New to the board are Susan Hickenlooper, of Hyde Park, and George Wilkinson, of Anderson Township. Hickenlooper will serve on the finance and events committees of the board. Wilkinson is an attorney with the Cincinnati office of Dinsmore & Shohl Law Firm. Board Officers for 2010 are: Dale Patrick Brown, president (Mount Adams); Deborah Ginocchio, vice president (North Avondale);

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Cincinnati Park Board – is partnering with Disney to provide service projects to the community. Disney is promoting community service in 2010. Volunteering in a park for a day will earn volunteers a one-day pass to Disney World or Disneyland. Visit to register for the “Give a Day Get a Disney Day” program by searching on the Web site for Cincinnati Parks. Sign up for an opportunity and serve six hours in a neighborhood park, nature center of greenspace. Then, give a day of service to Cincinnati Parks by volunteering for one of the approved opportunities. Up to eight passes will be given per family, an $80 value per person. Ticket must be used by Dec. 15. Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or e-mail volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.o rg, or visit Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit or call 683-

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Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educa-


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The 41st annual Appalachian Festival – is seeking volunteers at least 18 years old to help in all aspects of presenting the festival. It is Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7, 8 and 9, at Coney Island. The festival celebrates the area’s rich mountain heritage with down-home entertainment, crafts, food and cultural attractions. Volunteers are needed for committee assignments and on-site help during the festival. Volunteers are particularly needed on Friday, May 7, to help with Children’s Day activities, such as kids’ crafts and games. Call 251-3378 or e-mail Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 2412600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025. Summerfair 2010 – Cincinnati’s annual fine arts and crafts fair, needs more than 400 volunteers for the festival, June 4, 5 and 6 at Coney Island. Volunteer positions average a two-hour time commitment and include working admission gates, in the Youth Arts area, in poster and T-shirt sales and hospitality. All

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American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or e-mail Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for adult volunteers in several areas of the hospital. Call 865-1164 for information and to receive a volunteer application. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Clermont Recovery Center – Needs volunteers to fill positions on the board of trustees. Clermont County residents interested in the problem of alcohol or drug abuse, especially persons in long-term recovery and their family members, are encouraged to apply. Contact Barbara Adams Marin, CQI manager and communications coordinator, at 735-8123 or, Kim King, administrative assistant at 735-8144. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Anne at 554-6300, or Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – is seeking people with an interest in serving terminally ill clients and their families. Volunteers are needed for special projects such as crochet, knitting, making cards and lap robes, as well as making visits to patients. Training is provided to fit volunteers’ schedules. Call Jacqueline at 731-6100, and Shauntay 8315800 for information. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or e-mail Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 558-1292 or The Jewish Hospital – 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Kenwood, needs adult volunteers to assist at the front window in the pharmacy and also to assist with clerical duties, sorting patient mail, etc. They also need volunteers to assist staff in the family lounge and information desk and a volunteer is also needed in the Cholesterol Center, 3200 Burnet Ave., to perform clerical duties. Shifts are available 9 a.m.7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers receive a free meal ticket for each day he or she volunteers four or more hours, plus free parking. Call 686-5330. The hospital also needs adult volunteers to assist MRI staff and technologists at the reception desk of the Imaging Department in the Medical Office Building, located across from the hospital at 4750 East Galbraith Road. Volunteers are also needed to assist staff in the family lounge and at the information desk in the main hospital. Shifts are available Monday through Friday. Call 686-5330.

Religion Brecon United Methodist Church

Church of God of Prophecy

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

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Summer Vacation Bible School will be from 9 a.m. to noon June 21-25; and 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 26-30. Registration is now open. Senior Men meet at 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday for lunch and fellowship. Children’s weekday groups meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with lunch and an afternoon session available on Tuesday. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families. Reservations can be made by calling the church. Adult Mission Weekend will return to Mountain T.O.P., serving the people of Appalachia Tennessee Oct. 710. No experience is necessary, just a heart for serving others and the desire for a spiritual weekend retreat in the beautiful Tennessee mountains. If you are 18 or older and have an interest in joining, contact Dave Corfman at 336-8129 or The church is located at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

Connections Christian Church

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

Epiphany United Methodist Church

Wee Three Kings Preschool is accepting registrations for its second annual Summer Camp. There are still openings in the “Budding Artists” camp which will be held the week of June 28-July 1. The cost is $70 and is open to children ages 2 1⁄2 to 6. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday and your camper will enjoy outdoor activities, music, art, stories, lunch with friends and more. For more information, call the Preschool office at 683-4256. The staff of Springhill Camp will be at the church for five days of adven-

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About religion items The Community Press welcomes news about a special service, rummage sale, dinner, bazaar, festival, revival, musical presentation or any special activity that is open to the ture, friends and a chance to conquer challenges. The camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 26-30. Kids who have completed kindergarten through fourth grade can sign up. Day camp is full of activities in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. It is open to the community. The cost is $149 for the whole week. Register or find out more at Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

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

public. Deadline: Two weeks before publication date. E-mail: with “religion” in subject line Fax: 249-1938. p.m. Friday before the Monday event. The dates are: May 17, June 7, July 19 and Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700.

Kenwood Fellowship Church

The church is hosting Drive Thru Prayer from noon to 1 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month beginning May 5. Members of “The Dittos” Wednesday Morning Bible Study will be setting up two prayer stations outside in the upper parking lot for persons in the community and congregation to “drive thru” and request prayer. In addition to praying for the persons that “drive thru,” a prayer card, light refreshments and a LUMC Welcome Brochure will be shared by the bible study members. The new service times are 8:30 to

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• Knows exactly what you want • Will not have to make difficult decisions on the worst day of their lives • Will not overspend • Will have “Peace of Mind”knowing your wishes were honored

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

BAPTIST Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

Dianna Zerhusen

(513) 853-1035

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


Cincinnati, Ohio 45223


Mass Schedule: 8:30am & 7:15pm Mon-Fri Confession Mon & Tues 3-4pm 1st & 3rd Friday 6:45-7:45pm Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

5440 Moeller Ave., Norwood 513-351-9800

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

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen B. Himmel are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter

Nathan Louis Littlejohn, formerly of Madeira. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Indian Hill High School. She has a B.A. Degree from Ohio Northern University and an A.B. Degree in Interior Design. She owns Organize & Design, LLC, a spatial design company. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory J. Barlow of Loveland. A 2002 graduate of Madeira High School, he is employed by the Michael F. Schloss Company and is a Sergeant in the Army Corps of Engineers. An August wedding is planned at

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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245

Announcement Robin Lynne to

church.” The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.

River Hills Christian Church

Thriving Moms is a group for moms of infants through high school students; meets weekly to receive encouragement and instruction, make friends and have fun; held 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; child care provided. There is a Christian counselor as the parent coach, as well as a mentor mom. Call 583-0371. The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600.

CHURCH OF GOD Ken and Robin Carley of Columbia Township announce the engagement of their son, Stephen to Meghan Shea of Worcester, MA. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mark and Heidi Shea of Longmeadow, MA. Stephen is a graduate of Mariemont High School and The College of William and Mary. He received his juris doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford, and is an associate with Morrison Mahoney in Worcester. Meghan is also a graduate of The College of William and Mary; currently she is a fourth-year student at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. A May 30 wedding is planned in Holyoke, MA.


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

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


Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am Sunday School 10:30am Youth 7 & 8th grade 9:15am Youth 9 & 12th grade 11:45am Phone 561-6805 Fax 561-0894

6365 Corbly Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 513-231-3946 10:45 am Sunday Worship 9:30 am Adult & 10:45 am Children Sunday School All Are Welcome Nursery Care Available Handicapped Accessible

Building Homes Relationships & Families Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am


7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd) Worship Schedule 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion 9:45 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Forum Pastor: Josh Miller Baby sitter provided Visit our website at:

Good Shepherd (E LCA)

7701 Kenwood Rd.


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

UNITED METHODIST 7515 Forest Beechmont Ave 231-4172

Sr. Pastor Mark Rowland Ann Luzader, Mike Carnevale Traditional Service 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Service 9:30 & 11:00am (Nursery care from 9:15am-12:15pm.) Sunday School for Children & Adults at 9:30am & 11:00am. Youth Fellowship (grade 7-12), 6-8pm.

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "Because He Lives: Identity"

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


NON-DENOMINATIONAL Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

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


FELLOWSHIP CHURCH (Preaching the Gospel of Hope) 6830 School Street (Newtown)


Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr. Minister Sun. Worship 10am Wed. Worship & Bible Study Service 7pm Sunday School - All Ages 9-10:00am New National Seminary Emerging

NorthStar Vineyard Community Church

Sunday 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556

vineyard eastgate community church

Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate) Sunday Services 9:00, 10:15 & 11:45 AM


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



100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 Sunday 7:45am Rite I Eucharist 9:00am Rite 2 Eucharist For All People 11:15am Rite 2 Choral Eucharist Childcare Provided for all Eucharists

Child Care provided 10:30AM Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor

Sunday Worship 8am & 9:30am

8290 Batavia-Pike - Route 32


Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM

INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894

Pastor: Lonnie & Erica Richardson Wednesday Evening Services - 7:00pm Sunday Morning Worship - 10:45 am

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

Sunday Service 10:30am

The Greater Cincinnati

Church of God


Cincinnati Country Day School 272-5800

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8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527

Handicapped Accessible


Gwen Mooney Funeral Home The Spring Grove Family


Sunday Services

For more information call Dianna at

4389 Spring Grove Ave.

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The church has a new contemporary worship service from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. The services will feature contemporary worship music in a relaxed atmosphere with biblical teaching that will resonate with the fast-paced lifestyles that many of us find ourselves in today. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.


Sunday Worship Services are 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All visitors are welcome. The church is at 7388 East Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

April 29, 2010

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

MADEIRA SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:00 am

Church School for Everyone 10:10 am

Traditional Worship 11:15 am Child Care available at all times



G e r r i Strauss, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker West Shell, has been award-


April 29, 2010



Adam Liebler, 19, 7762 Keller, recited, March 31. Jeffrey Funston, 27, 1233 Milldale, driving under suspension, March 31. Robert Allen, 18, 7571 Indian Hill, keg law, April 2.

ed the company’s West Shell Jr. award. The award celebrates and honors a team member who exhibits outstanding professionalism in real estate and in community service. Strauss has 24 years of

real estate experience and is a member of the Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle. She lives in Indian Hill.

Groth promoted

Colin Groth has been

Copper water lines taken at 5 Larking, March 30. GPS unit taken from vehicle at 9100 Hoffman Farm, April 7.

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promoted to government relations director for Metro. He will direct Metro’s work with local, state and federal elected officials and will work to secure funding for the region’s highest priority transit investments to create jobs, spur economic


Female reported this offense at 9300 block of Cunningham, March 26.


The best leaders never stop learning. There is always a book by the bedside or in the briefcase, and those books are often surprising. The Mercantile Library’s popular By The Book series returned with another outstanding lineup of local business leaders reflecting on books that have influenced their lives and careers. The public is invited to learn from three of the city’s great success stories about the books that have brought

insight and balance to their careers. Stuart Aitken of Indian Hill kicked off the event. He joined dunnhumbyUSA as its chief operating officer, bringing with him over 15 years of marketing, academic and technical experience across a variety of industries. Prior to joining dunnhumbyUSA, Aitken held a variety of retail marketing positions, most recently as the executive vice president/chief marketing officer of Michael’s



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development and ensure access to the region’s employment centers. Groth has served as the inaugural chairman of Mayor Mark Mallory’s Young Professional Kitchen Cabinet Transportation Committee.

G r o t h joined Metro in 2005. He was raised in Indian Hill and now lives in O v e r - t h e - Groth Rhine.

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

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audiences in North America, Europe and Asia, including Columbia University, University of California at Berkeley, New York University, the Hong Kong Design Centre, and the Singapore Design Festival. May 19 brings Doug Bolton. Bolton has been publisher of the Business Courier since August 2000. A 25-year veteran of the newspaper business, Bolton began his career as a newspaper reporter and worked at the Cincinnati/Kentucky Post for five years. Bolton first started working for the Courier in 1987. He was named editor of the Courier in 1996, and was promoted to publisher of the Dayton Business Journal in 1997. Each By the Book program will begin at noon and last for one hour. Cost, which includes lunch, is $10 for library members, $15 for others. Reservations are required. Call 6210717, or e-mail

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

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The Community Press obtains reports on file with local police departments. We publish the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. Following disposition of cases in the court system, individuals may supply The Community Press with documentation of the disposition for publication. To contact your local police department: • Indian Hill Rangers: Chief Chuck Schlie, 561-7000.



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