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Au naturel

Are you looking for a place where you can commune with nature? One may be closer than you think. SEE LIFE, B1

Filling a knee-d

Patients travel great distances to visit Dr. Frank Noyes when they have serious knee injuries, and with good reason. The Indian Hill resident has been named one of the top 25 knee surgeons in the U.S. by Becker’s Hospital Review, a bimonthly publication offering business and legal news relating to hospitals and health systems. FULL STORY, A2

A slice of winter

The Indian Hill Winter Club is seeking new members, and the club has broadened the parameters of membership beyond village residents. FULL STORY, A3

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Money available for other work By Rob Dowdy

Indian Hill is attempting to get more bang for its buck by using savings on one project to fund several others. Indian Hill Village Council recently voted to authorize the bidding of water main replacement projects. The vote is the result of the village’s current water main project being under budget. Councilman Dan Feigelson said with the water main project currently about $1 million under budget, the village is looking to bid on several projects using the remaining bond funds.


Work on the village’s water main project continues on Shawnee Run Road, where workers have closed off one lane to install larger water mains. The projects likely to be funded with the remaining cash are water

Water works project update

The current water main project, which began Jan. 11, is expected to be completed by Aug. 14. Drivers along Shawnee Run Road have likely noticed the slight delays as workers replace water mains and repair the road. The project began on Graves Road and continued to Shawnee Run to Drake to Summerhouse Road. The project will replace about 25,300 linear feet of water main. Once completed, the larger water mains will help the village increase the volume of water throughout the area.

main replacements on Demar Road, Pamlico Land and Sanderson Place. The estimated cost of those projects is $700,000. Feigelson said bidding the projects this year instead of waiting could be advantageous, with construction companies seeking more work. “With the bidding, we feel we can get that done for less,” Feigelson said.

Village Council is also looking to use the bond funds in 2011 for repairing the water tower liner and underground storage tanks, with the estimated costs of those projects being approximately $322,000. City Manager Mike Burns said while the resolution allows him to accept bids for the potential projects, that decision will hinge on the results of the bidding.

Indian Hill solicitor: Mine OK wrong

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Water project funds overflow

By Lisa Wakeland

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As the last yes vote was cast granting a conditional-use permit and variances to operate an underground limestone mine near the corner of Round Bottom and Broadwell roads, shocked gasps filled the room. In a 3-2 vote, the Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals last week granted Martin Marietta’s request to operate the limestone mine. Indian Hill Solicitor Scott Phillips, who worked with other attorneys to fight the mine proposal, said the mine is incompatible with the developed, environmentally sensitive area. “I’ve said all along ... that this project is the equivalent of trying to shove a square peg in a round hole,” he said. “There are too many people in the area to support a use such as a mine and (these operations) are better suited to rural areas.” The controversial proposal generated strong opposition during the 18 months of hearings. Zoning officials set 25 conditions, including a $1 million bond to cover any damages to nearby property caused by mine’s operation and the daily blasting that will occur 400 to 800 feet below ground. Martin Marietta attorney Dick Brahm said approving the mine

was the right decision. “(The board members) were heroic in that they were able to separate the emotionalism from the law,” he said. Traffic, dust, noise and the effect on the surrounding area were among the concerns voiced during the testimony. The mine – with up to two million tons of material extracted each year – will operate for 50 years and bring 250 trucks to the site each day. Board members Susan Conley, Jean Peter and Kevin Osterfeld voted to approve the proposal. “Having Martin Marietta in the neighborhood is the beginning of a solution,” Conley said. Board members Brian Elliff and Robert Johnson voted against the proposal. Cathy Burger, leader of CABOOM (Citizens Against Blasting On Our Miami), said she is extremely disappointed by the decision and the mine will not be good for the community. CABOOM attorney Tim Mara said the group plans to appeal the decision to the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. “I was encouraged by the two dissenting members of the board,” Mara said. “I think they understood clearly that no comfort can be derived from applying conditions that the township is incapable of enforcing.”


Piece of cake

Seniors at Indian Hill High School had an open house to showcase projects they had been involved with in recent months. Projects ranged from cooking to dancing. Senior Adam Banks demonstrated cake decorating. More photos, A5.

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Indian Hill doctor one of top knee surgeons By Rob Dowdy

Patients travel great distances to visit Dr. Frank Noyes when they have serious knee injuries, and with good reason. The Indian Hill resident has been named one of the top 25 knee surgeons in the U.S. by Becker’s Hospital Review, a bimonthly publication offering business and legal news relating to hospitals and health systems.

Noyes specializes in sports medicine. He received his medical degree from George Washington University, completed his internship and orthopaedic residency at the University of Michigan and started the University of Cincinnati’s sports medicine program after joining the school’s orthopaedic surgery department in 1975. Noyes said he’s devoted much of his medical career to the knees because when he


began practicing, there was very little science devoted to the knees. He said knee and ligament problems were much more difficult to treat than they are today. “We didn’t have the basic research or knowledge to deal with that,” Noyes said. Joseph Siebenaler, who traveled from Hawaii to Montgomery to be treated by Noyes, said he went to numerous knee surgeons on various Hawaiian islands who couldn’t help him. He

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said upon doing research on his issues he found Noyes’s achievements in repairing knee ligaments. Noyes actually invented the surgery Siebenaler needed to recover from his injury, which he’s been dealing with for two years. “Of course, I’m going to go with (Noyes),” he said. Siebenaler said doctors near his home gave his injury a 10 percent chance of recovery. He said after visiting with Noyes for several weeks, his chance of recovery is now 90 percent. ROB DOWDY/STAFF

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Dr. Frank Noyes, Indian Hill resident, treats Joseph Siebenaler of Hawaii for a serious knee injury at his Montgomery office. Noyes was named one of the top 25 best knee surgeons in the U.S.

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Winter club membership rules change By Rob Dowdy

The Indian Hill Winter Club is seeking new members, and the club has broadened the parameters of membership beyond village residents. When it opened the club was required to have at least 51 percent of its membership reside in the village. With a recent change to the winter club’s lease with Indian Hill, 51 percent of the club’s membership must be residents of the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District. The lease change, along with others, came during the most recent Indian Hill Village Council meeting. Councilmember Keith Rabenold noted the change to membership rules, which he said “seemed reasonable.” Rabenold said allowing the club to attract more members from a larger pool of residents made sense. Indian Hill Winter Club Manager Bev Beck said the change will give the club more opportunity to pull members from Camp Dennison and Kenwood. “We already have a lot of members from Kenwood, and we want to get more,” she said. Under the original rules


Diane Holt, a cafe manager at the Indian Hill Winter Club, sets out pizza for Indian Hill Middle School students attending an end of the school year celebration at the club. The club is holding a membership drive. the club would have to take a member from the village before allowing one from outside Indian Hill to sign up. The new rules give more flexibility at a time of year when the Winter Club is recruiting new members.


Indian Hill Winter Club Manager Beverly Beck is hoping the club’s new membership rules will bring more residents and non-residents to the club, which is open year round.

Beck said while the club is offering incentives for signing up before Labor Day and other deals, she said word of mouth is the club’s best tool. “(Members) really act as ambassadors for the club,” she said.


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Man focuses on needs in South Africa By Jeanne Houck

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tion, I had to c h o o s e whether I wanted to continue in politics or pursue other things,� said Seddon Seddon, 34. Already a member of Crossroads church – which has sites in Oakley and Mason and plans to open a third in Anderson – Seddon

decided to focus on the church’s work with the Charity and Faith Mission Church in Mamelodi, South Africa. He also decided to get a master’s in theology at Xavier University. Seddon hopes to graduate in December. “I have finished my coursework and am now writing my final comprehensive paper on short-term

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mission trips,� Seddon said. “I plan to use what I’ve learned to better help me in our work in South Africa.� Seddon works full time for Crossroads, concentrating on its mission work in Mamelodi. Over the past four years, Crossroads has sent more than 1,400 people to the South African community hard-hit by HIV/AIDS, poverty, unemployment and a growing population of orphans. They’ve helped build a hospital, clinics and homes. They’ve also planted food and taught skills and built relationships that have sent doctors and other professionals from Greater Cincinnati to help out in

South Africa and South Africans to Greater Cincinnati to lead worship and prayer services and assist in projects here. “This is not the Americans coming in and saying, ‘We know what’s right,’� Seddon said. “This is two churches working together to serve the people.� Crossroads will send a delegation with teachers to Mamelodi in August to build an art studio at a school there and a delegation with eye-care specialists in September. “We are on our way to doing 20 trips a year, many of them medical teams,� Seddon said. Anyone interested in participating in the work

Rob Seddon Madeira (Xavier University) Will work at church in South Africa can visit www.crossroads. net or call 731-7400. Seddon said people don’t have to belong to Crossroads church to join in. “Anyone who has a heart to serve people in South Africa is welcome to go with us,� Seddon said. “There is no spiritual test to participate. “You don't have to believe what we believe to care about what we care about.�

Change made to proposed Kenwood light By Amanda Hopkins

A slight change to the proposed traffic light connecting Kenwood Place and Kenwood Towne Center will add 11 parking spaces at the Towne Center and connect the new entrance to the service road. The plan for the entrance to Kenwood Towne Center from Kenwood Road was reworked to curve and pick up the service road. It also adds more parking spaces; the original plan added five


Sycamore Township is working with Kenwood Towne Center and Midland Atlantic Development to install a traffic light along Kenwood Road at Kenwood Place. The light would provide pedestrian access across Kenwood Road to the new theater projected to open in the fall and move one of the vehicle entrances to Kenwood Towne Center. spaces while the new one adds 11. Planning and zoning

administrator Greg Bickford said developer Midland Atlantic wants to start construction on the light and closing the entrance to the Towne Center closest to Galbraith Road, but Bickford said a traffic study must be done before the light can go in. Bickford said there is no estimate yet on how much a traffic study would cost or when it would be done. The total cost of the traffic light and reconfigurations is estimated at $400,000. Bickford said the Hamilton County Engineer’s Office is in the process of approving the plan for the light. Midland Atlantic is also the developer for the proposed Kenwood Theater that will move into Kenwood Place later this year. The Sycamore Township trustees approved the plan for an eight-screen, 1,184seat theater in Kenwood Place at their Feb. 4. regular meeting. The Kenwood Theater will replace Henredon Furniture store, which recently moved out of the strip.

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Seniors David Cowens, left, of Indian Hill, Brian Reszutek and Alex Vigran, both of Indian Hill, prepare a trebuchet for launching a concrete block.

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Senior Katie Schirmang, right, of Kenwood offers tips on flower arranging to Mary Lipsky of Sycamore Township.

Class act

Seniors at Indian Hill High School recently presented their senior projects during an open house. Students began planning for their projects in March. The projects covered a variety of areas including cooking, floral arranging and dancing.


Senior Larry Pickett, right, of Symmes Township shows former school board member Ted Jaroszewicz of Indian Hill how he reconstructed a tuba.

Senior Max Hendricks, left, of Kenwood handcrafted an electric guitar. Hendricks describes the process to freshmen Johnny Stephen of Kenwood and Thomas Le of Indian Hill.

Karen Bode, left, looks at beaded jewelry made and designed by senior Becca Lipsky. Both are Kenwood residents.

Seniors Tracy Striebich, left, Katie Hooker, Sara Matasick and Deena Rahman traveled to Canada where they were instructed by a gourmet chef. All four students are Indian Hill residents.

Sisters Joanna, left, Gloria and Heather McNerney demonstrate Irish dancing. The seniors are residents of Kenwood.

English instructor Gretchen Bloomstrom, left, samples Challah bread made by seniors Doug Feigelson of Indian Hill and Elizabeth Daun of Sycamore Township.



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From left are Xanni Brown of Indian Hill, Jessup Smith of Williamsburg, Joey Fritz of Hyde Park, Upper School Head Stephanie Luebbers of Indian Hill and Allison Lazarus of Hyde Park.

Cincinnati Country Day School recently held its annual Clap Out day at the school. From left, Lisa Racine of Mariemont will attend the Ohio State University and Jimmy Stafford of Indian Hill will attend George Washington University in the fall.



Sending off seniors To mark the end of the Cincinnati Country Day School class of 2010’s senior year, students recently participated in the yearly Clap-Out. This CCDS tradition is an opportunity for seniors to walk through the school one last time while students while others send well wishes to the soon-to-be graduates. To add to the festivities, seniors wore shirts displaying the names of the colleges they will attend in the fall. PROVIDED

Cincinnati Country Day School recently held its annual Clap Out day at the school. Seen here during the event are, from left: First row, Olivia Eichenseer (Anderson Township), Xanni Brown (Indian Hill), Allison Lazarus (Hyde Park); second row, Kate Flexter (Indian Hill), Jessup Smith (Williamsburg), Sebastian Koochaki (Loveland), Kevin Baxter (Loveland); back row, Alex Toltzis (Indian Hill), Joey Fritz (Hyde Park) and Charlie Schreiber (Roselawn).


Cincinnati Country Day School recently held its annual Clap Out day at the school. From left are Mariah Reed of Cheviot, Mathew Mack of Parkdale and Nichole Lowe of Milford. PROVIDED

Cincinnati Country Day School recently held its annual Clap Out day at the school. Seen here at the event are seniors, from left, Dawn Johnsen (Anderson Township), who will attend Miami University, and Jayne Caron (Mariemont), who will attend Dartmouth College.


Seniors walking in the school’s Pattison Courtyard to receive congratulations from CCDS Lower School students are, from left, Jamie Fischer (Indian Hill), Liza Cohen (Indian Hill), Emma Weinstein (Milford), Becky Hartle (Loveland) and Alex Lento (Indian Hill).


Cincinnati Country Day School recently held its annual Clap Out day at the school. From left, seniors Sam Kapor (Blue Ash) and Megan Bonini (Indian Hill) will attend the University of Michigan this fall.


Here, CCDS Head of School Rob Macrae, top right, applauds seniors as they walk down the stairs from the Upper School and into the Pattison Courtyard to be congratulated by the Lower School students.


Seen here at the event are seniors, from left, Brian Brownstein (Blue Ash), Charlie Bailey (Terrace Park), John Robinson (Anderson Township), Jimmy Stafford (Indian Hill), Nichole Lowe (Milford), Mariah Reed (Cheviot), Mathew Mack (Parkdale) and Todd Leggette (Milford).


This week in lacrosse

• Mariemont boys beat Indian Hill 10-7 in the Division II Quarterfinal, May 29. Indian Hill’s Jake Thomas scored three goals, Rob Becker scored two goals and Alec Weiner and Jacob Bauer scored one goal each. Indian Hill’s A.J. Froelich made seven saves.

This week in boys’ volleyball

• Moeller beat St. Ignatius 25-18, 25-18, 25-15, in the Division I State quarterfinal, May 29.

Bruce baseball camp

Cincinnati Reds star outfielder Jay Bruce has announced dates for the inaugural Jay Bruce Baseball Camp presented by CBTS and Fifth Third Bank in partnership with the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. This three-day event will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday, July 19, through Wednesday, July 21, at Prasco Park in Mason. Bruce and Indiana University Head Coach Tracy Smith will be on site to direct the activities of the camp and provide instruction. Bruce will be in attendance at camp all three days and there will also be appearances by other Reds Stars. The camp will also feature a selection of the top prep and collegiate coaches in the Cincinnati area. The camp will be open to all boys and girls ages from 6 to 14. In addition to 9 hours of baseball instruction, all campers will receive an autographed camp team photo with Jay, a camp T-shirt, free admission to the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, and the opportunity to win additional contests and prizes. Cost of the camp is $199. Campers are encouraged to register early, as spots are limited. Additional information and registration is available at or call 793-CAMP.

Hermans summer soccer camps

2010 OSYSA/Soccer Unlimited Soccer Camps, run by Jack Hermans and Ohio South, will have a full summer of camps this year. Contact Ohio South at 5769555 or Jack Hermans at 2327916, or e-mail jhermans@ Visit www.osysa. com/camps/ m for a list of camp dates and locations.

SIDELINES Softball skills camp

Mount Notre Dame softball head coach and director of softball operations at Sports of All Sorts, Jackie Cornelius-Bedel, and her staff will conduct the third annual MND Softball Skills Camp. Cornelius-Bedel played four years of DI softball at Cleveland State, played for and coached an European National Team, and played for the Michigan Ice Professional Team. Girls will work in small groups and receive individualized instruction from current and former college and pro players, which ensures that each camper receives the best instruction available in the area. Players of all ability levels will benefit from the topics covered. The camp will focus on all areas of fastpitch. Offensive skills to be covered include hitting, bunting, slapping, base running. Defensive areas will focus on both infield and outfield skills. Special drills for pitchers and catchers will also be available. The camp will be at Koenig Park in Reading on June 21 and 22. Parents and siblings are welcome. Session One is for those girls entering grades three through six in the fall. Time is 9-11:30 a.m. Session Two is for those girls entering grades seven through 12 in the fall. Time is 1-3:30 p.m. For more registration see or phone 703-6109.

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Indian Hill track sends 2 to state By Mark Chalifoux

The Indian Hill High School track team had another strong season and capped it by sending a pair of athletes to the Ohio State Division II Track and Field Championships. Junior Natalie Sommerville qualified in the 300-meter hurdles and sophomore Elizabeth Heinbach qualified in the 3,200meter run. Heinbach finished fifth in the state with a time of 11:22.87. “They are hard workers and good kids who are both blessed with some talent, which helps,” Indian Hill track head coach Susan Savage said. “We try to make the best of what the kids are given.” Both Sommerville and Heinbach qualified for state last year and both won regional championships in their events this year. Heinbach struggled with injury issues for much of the season and didn’t get to compete much until the end of the year. “It was tough but since I still swim that helped me stay in shape when I wasn’t running,” she said. “It helps that I had been to a state meet before because I know what the atmosphere will be like.” Heinbach, who finished fourth in the state cross country meet in the fall, also is a high-level swimmer. She said it can be tough balancing the three but that she loves doing it all. “It’s really rewarding and definitely worth it,” she said. She said the team atmosphere is her favorite part of running track. Outside of Sommerville and Heinbach, the Braves


Indian Hill’s Elizabeth Heinbach competes in the Division III girls’ 3,200-meter run at the state track meet in Columbus Ohio, Saturday, June 5.

State results The 2010 State Track and Field Championships for all Ohio divisions concluded June 5 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. Here’s a look at more state results for the locals:

Girls pole vault: 12, senior Molly Basch (Ursuline), 10-06.

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Girls high jump: 5, junior Pam Showman (Ursuline), 5-04. had some impressive performances in the postseason. Indian Hill had 21 regional qualifiers and the girls 4x400-meter relay broke the school record at the regional meet. The team, composed of Susan Plunkett, Katie Hallahan, Kasey Schumacher and Natalie Sommerville broke the record by finishing with a time of 4:04.17.

Division III state

Girls long jump: 3, Erica Armstead (CCD), 16-10.

“It was a very impressive finish for them. They finished sixth and made the podium; it was awesome,” Savage said. Sommerville was the Cincinnati Hills League athlete of the year for the second straight season as she won league titles in the 100 hurdles, the 300 hurdles, and in two relays. Sommerville said the record-breaking relay was


Natalie Sommerville, shown here in the CHL championship meet, was one of two state qualifiers for Indian Hill, along with Elizabeth Heinbach. Both qualified for the second straight season. the highlight of her season. “That was my first record ever, and it’s awesome having teammates to experience that with,” she said. She said she hopes the relay can qualify for state next year, and she wants to get on the podium for the 300meter hurdles. Ultimately, she said she loves the challenges of running track. “I loved being challenged when I’m running so that’s why I do it,” she said. “Also, we have a really fun track team and we all get along really well.” On the boys’ side, Jackson Kirk broke a school record in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:26.42.

The record was 15 years old and Kirk finished fifth at the regional meet. “He barely missed state, but he was pretty excited because that’s an old record,” Savage said. One of the biggest losses to graduation for the girls’ team will be sprinter Aubrey Rogers. She missed the CHL meet due to illness and the girls’ team lost by only a couple points to Wyoming. When she was back in the lineup the next week at districts, Indian Hill beat Wyoming by 40 points and was the district runner-up behind McNicholas. “It was an awesome season,” Savage said.

Future bright for Moeller baseball By Mark Chalifoux

Even though the season didn’t end as expected, the Moeller High School baseball team has a bright future ahead. The team saw its run come to an end a game short of the state finals as the Crusaders, the No. 1ranked team in the state, fell to another top-ranked team, Greater Catholic Leaguerival Elder, 1-0 in the state semifinal June 4. “We knew it would be tough since we barely beat them last time,” Moeller head coach Tim Held said. “It’s disappointing to send

those seniors out like that. They wanted to win backto-back state titles, so to go out on a 1-0 loss is disappointing for them.” Held said Elder pitcher Brian Korte did a good job of shutting Moeller down when they had runners in scoring position. While the Crusaders fell short of a return to the state title game, it was another stellar season for Moeller. The Crusaders finished the season 29-2 and went to the state final four for the third consecutive season. The Crusaders broke a number of team and individual records and had an impressive 27-game winning


Moeller senior David Whitehead works against Elder in the Division I state semifinal at Huntington Park in Columbus June 4.


Moeller High School players shake hands with Elder players following a 1-0 loss in the Division I state semifinal at Huntington Park in Columbus June 4. streak. “It was a fantastic season,” Held said. “Our offense from one to nine was the best Moeller has had in a long, long time. Our offense made things easier on our pitchers this year.” Held said even during the 27-game win streak, the players never focused on the mounting wins. “It was all about what do we need to do to win today,” he said. “Seeing a lot of different kids step up and get better throughout the year is what I’ll remember most from this team. That’s what high school

baseball is all about.” While Moeller graduates a talented senior class, including three-year starter Robby Sunderman, the Crusaders will return nine talented juniors next season and an “outstanding” sophomore class, according to Held. “We bring back guys like Alex Barlow, who was only the third or fourth Moeller player ever to break 50 hits in a season and outfielder Kevin Brinkman, who was a second-team All-GCL player. Jake Madsen, who started at first base, hit around .500 the whole season.

Those are the top three coming back next year,” Held said. The team will be looking for additional pitching help from the younger classes, and Eric Steine and Matt Higgins will be two of the top returning pitchers. Held said he’ll remember this team as one of the great ones. “They were great baseball players but also great kids to be around. They got a lot of things done on and off the field and the kids moving on will only get better in college as they work on their games even more,” he said.


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CHCA’s Wallace leads East-West football Eagles at state meet game set for June 10 By Tony Meale

The 35th SWOFCA/Ron Woyan East-West All-Star Football Game will be played on Thursday, June 10, at Kings High School. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Rosters will be available at when you click on All-Star Game. The East won last year's contest 42-35 to even the series at 17-17. Mike Shafer, former Little Miami head coach who was recently named head coach at Madeira, will coach the East squad. He will be assisted by Andrew Marlatt, Loveland;

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy senior Andrew Wallace made the most of his third – and final – appearance at the state meet, finishing fourth in the 800 (1:56.66) to earn a podium spot. “He’s just a tremendous athlete,” CHCA track coach Julie Dietrich said. “Andrew runs with a lot of heart and a lot of strength. You can’t count him out of any race. He’s a strong competitor.” Wallace, who will run track for Butler University, was a regional champion in the 800 (1:56.28). He also led the 4x400 relay team to the Division III State Track and Field Championships, which were held at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at Ohio State University in Columbus June 4-5. The 4x400 team – which included sophomore Isaiah Bell and seniors Javon Campbell and Andrew Perkins – finished 13th in preliminaries (3:27.07). Dietrich said the 4x4 team hoped for a podium spot, but she was more than impressed with the team’s ability to drop times all season. Their time at regionals, a 3:26.18, was just a few hundredths of a second shy of the school record. Perkins was also a regional-qualifier in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles, as was Campbell in the 400. “We’re really going to miss the seniors,” Dietrich said.


Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy senior Andrew Wallace fininshed fourth in the 800 at the Division III State Track and Field Championships at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus June 4-5. Also qualifying for state was sophomore Logan Lally in the pole vault (NH). Lally set the school-record in that event at regionals with a 12-8.00. “He has so much potential,” Dietrich said. “We’re really excited to see what he can do over the next two years.” The Eagles finished second in the Miami Valley Conference Scarlet division this season, as sophomore Josh Thiel made it to regionals in the shot put. The girls’ team, meanwhile, finished third at league but is loaded with young talent. The Lady Eagles had just one senior

this year, and 11 of their 14 members were underclassmen. Nevertheless, they had numerous regionalqualifiers: freshman Heather Morrison (300 hurdles), sophomore Vicki Lantz (pole vault), junior Sarah Atallah (high jump) and sophomore Emily Walton (800). Morrison and Walton also qualified in the 4x800 and 4x400 relays with freshman Melissa Smith and senior Sara Wilson. “The fact that we qualified so many girls to regionals was an incredibly accomplishment,” Dietrich said. “I’m really looking forward to seeing them develop.”

Geoff Dixon, Sycamore; Scott Jordan, Little Miami; Dan Kelley, Middletown and Ben Osborne, Glen Este. Players on the east-side roster include: Joe Reifenberg, CHCA; Adam Bell, Indian Hill; Matt Lesser, CCD; Ali Kassem, Moeller; David Schneider, Moeller The West head coach will be Brian Butts from Ross High School. He will be assisted by Aaron Fitzstephens, Fairfield; Phill Joseph, Colerain; Chad Murphy, Mt. Healthy; Bret Schnieber, Oak Hills; and Jeff Wadl, Lakota West.

Proceeds from the event will provide scholarships to local high school seniors. This year more than $17,000 in scholarships will be awarded at halftime. Four former coaches will be inducted as honorary members of SWOFCA; they are Dennis Ashworth, Glen Este; Kerry Coombs, Colerain; Dick Nocks, Harrison and Gary Sams, Colerain. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased from any participating player, high school football coach or at the gate.

Last chance to vote for 2010 Press Sportsman of Year A record number of ballots have been cast in Ohio and Kentucky for the 2010 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year and there’s not much time to add yours. Go online to www. and find the yellow and green Community Press Sportsman of the Year icon on the right-hand side of the page. Find your ballot by newspaper and vote as often as you like through midnight Thursday, June 10. On the ballot for the 2010 Sportsman of the Year: Alex Barlow, Moeller; Joe Bruew-

er, Deer Park; Max Dietz, Cincinnati Country Day; Ben Flamm, Deer Park; Joey Fritz, Cincinnati County Day; Christopher Helton, Deer Park; Sam Hendricks, Indian Hill; Matthew Littman, Indian Hill; Alexander Longi, St. Xavier; Pierce Harger, Moeller; Andrew Hendrix, Moeller; Marcus Rush, Moeller Sportswoman of the Year candidates are: Sarah Hammitt, Madeira; Mariah Reed, Cincinnati County Day; Heidi Wagner, Indian Hill

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What was the best advice your father gave you, and did you follow it? What happened? “Please don’t think that I did not love my father based on my answer to this question. He was a good man, and a hard working man. But there wasn’t a real parental connection between him and me. “Dad was born in Austria Hungary in 1892, and migrated to this country in the early 20th century. He had only a meager primary school education, and thus ended up being a laborer in the steel mills of southern Ohio. “He and my mother had 12 children, raising 11 of them to adulthood. Life was so very difficult for both of them, but they persevered, and in my opinion, they did a wonderful job. “My mother was the dominant figure in my childhood, and I was the second youngest of the 12. “Dad was 44 when I was born, and although he worked hard all of his life to help support his family, he wasn’t equipped with the intellectual skills to give me advice, per se. “I had the benefit of a good education that he did not, and I accept that. He died in 1968, and he was a good, good man.” Bill B. “My best advice from my Dad (and my Mom) was to save. ‘It isn’t what you make but what you save.’ “So when I was making $12 a week at Wolfer’s Forestville Pharmacy, I started buying a Series E bond once a month ... and then I got lucky and obtained an $18 a week position at the bank on Hyde Park Square and started buying a $50 bond a month. “To make this shorter, when my husband and I went to buy our first home my boss said if I could come up with $7,500 they could make me a 4 percent loan. By that time, I’d piled up several $100 bonds (they were only $50 each at buying time). “I raised the $7,500. I worked at that bank for 19 years. And what was my salary in the end? $75 a week.” J.F. “My dad always told me to finish what I started. He must’ve said it enough since now I do it without thinking. I still try to avoid procrastination and always take responsibility. Not a bad lesson.” D.R. “‘Pay your credit card bill in full every month – don’t spend money you don’t have.’ I absolutely followed it. “Dad was a banker, heading up consumer financing when credit cards were the new big idea. He signed me up for one – and sent it to me with that warning. “He also threatened to cancel my card the first time he found out I paid interest on my account. Not such a good thing for his bank - but excellent financial advice I still heed it today, 40 years later.” J.S.B. “The best advice my father ever gave me: ‘Never buy anything on credit except your house and maybe your car.’ Tough advice to adhere to in these economic times, but sound enough that if anyone could actually do this, they would undoubtedly be in safer, more stable financial con-




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Next question What movie, scene from a movie, or song is guaranteed to make you cry? Every week the Indian Hill Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. dition than most people. ‘Nuff said.” M.M. “My father always said, ‘I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.’ This is in fact a quote from Thomas Jefferson. “I tell my own children this and I think it has held true in my life. I work hard in my job and I feel lucky that I still love it after 31 years. I work at my marriage and I am lucky to be more in love now than 18 years ago. “I have wonderful friends and family. I feel very lucky indeed.” K.L.S. “The best advice my father ever gave me – be true to yourself and your family. Work hard, play hard. Be honest. Have fun ... life here on earth is way too short enjoy it. “Thanks Dad – I love you!” L.R. “My father gave me advice by the way he lived his life. I try daily to follow his example. He showed me how to overcome failure, forgive, laugh, listen and most importantly how to love unconditionally. He is my hero! He touched so many lives during his 74 years on earth. We all miss him.” D.M.R. “When interviewing for my first real job out of college he said, ‘Don't be intimidated by the old boys.’ I listened, I wasn’t, and I got the job.” C.A.S. “The best advice my father gave was when I was in high school and had a paycheck from my first job. I wanted to open a charge card from a department store down town, (Shillito’s). “My father advised me to open a card requiring the balance be paid off in full each month instead of paying a minimun balance and accruing finance charges. He stressed the importance of paying bills on time and how using a credit card wisely would help establish a good credit rating for future purchases of a car and later on a home. “That was the best financial advice I could have received. To this day all credit cards are paid in full on a monthly basis! K.K. “The best advice he gave me was to remember anything you got for nothing is worth nothing. I came to find out that to be very true on several occasions someone gave me something for nothing and it usually turned out that I would pay more to keep in repair than if I had gone out and purchased the item new.” L.S. “In addition to teaching me to be honest, he always said to not start a fight. However, if someone starts the fight against you, you be sure to finish it.” B.N.




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Vote to determine who represents Ohio In 1864, Congress created the National Statuary Hall, which is located in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., and features two statues from each state that commemorate deceased historical figures who have lived in the state and distinguished themselves through their civic or military service. Ohio is currently represented in the Hall by President James Garfield and former Gov. William Allen. Following a change in the law that allows states to replace a statue if they so desire, the Ohio General Assembly created the National Statuary Collection Study Committee – a bipartisan panel of lawmakers from both the Ohio House and Senate – to find a replacement for the statue of former Gov. Allen that better represents the values and traditions of Ohio. Last year, the committee traveled throughout Ohio in search of the next great Ohioan to be featured in the National Statuary Hall. More than 90 individuals were nominated for this honor and the committee has narrowed the field down to 10 finalists. Now they are asking for your help in deciding who Ohio should pick. From now until June 12, Ohioans of all ages are invited to vote on which of 10 famous Ohioans they feel should represent the state in Statuary Hall. Roughly 10,000 votes have already been cast and the results of this public input will be reported back to the committee and will be the single greatest factor in determining the final selection later this summer.

The nominees to replace Gov. Allen include: Abolitionist and former member of Congress James Ashley; inventor Thomas EdiSen. Shannon son; 18th presiJones dent of the States Community United and Civil War Press guest general Ulysses columnist S. Grant; former congressman, who led the fight to enact historic civil rights legislation, William McCulloch; Olympic athlete Jesse Owens; astronaut Judith Resnik, who was killed while serving on the Challenger mission; Dr. Albert Sabin, who developed the oral polio vaccine; Harriet Beecher Stowe, who authored “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”; suffragist Harriet Taylor Upton, and the Wright Brothers, who are credited with inventing, building and successfully flying the first airplane. Together with the Ohio Historical Society, the Cincinnati Museum Center and the Western Reserve Historical Society, 36 polling stations have been set up throughout the state for Ohioans to cast their vote. Polling locations in southwestern Ohio also include Fort Ancient, the Stowe House and the birthplace of Ulysses S. Grant. Information about the finalists and a map of all voting sites are at If you can’t make it in person to one of the polling locations, you can also go to the Legacy for Ohio Web site and download a ballot, which you can fill out and

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We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Indian Hill Journal. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: Fax: 248-1938 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Indian Hill Journal may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. turn in by mail to: Ohio Statuary Vote, c/o the Ohio Historical Society, 1982 Velma Ave., Columbus, OH 43211. You can also e-mail it to All ballots must be postmarked or emailed by June 12. Many famous and influential people have called Ohio home and now it is time to decide who will be our next representative in Statuary Hall. I hope everyone takes advantage of this unique opportunity to be a part of Ohio history by learning about the 10 finalists and voting for their favorite. Contact State Sen. Shannon Jones at 614-466-9737, via e-mail: or by mail: State Sen. Shannon Jones, 1 Capitol Square, Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Growing government oversteps elections boundaries With recent scandals involving voter fraud and the infiltration of special interests, Ohioans are worried about the legitimacy and integrity of our elections process. As lawmakers, we need to make every effort to protect the validity of our elections while also protecting the citizens’ rights to participate. However, the Ohio House recently passed a measure along party lines that creates undue barriers for citizens who wish to circulate petitions – a vital step for issues and candidates to get on the ballot. House Bill 377, ironically dubbed the Ballot Integrity Act, overhauls the way that Ohio’s citizens can participate in the elections process, specifically the initiative and referendum process. It gives the Ohio secretary of state unprecedented control over election laws by requiring petition circulators to register with and obtain a license from the secretary of state’s office. Additionally, it gives the secretary of state the right to deny or revoke petition licenses. Moreover, this legislation allows a citizen to file a complaint against any petition entity and

requires the secretary of state to conduct an investigation; however, it does not specify the procedure for baseless complaints or the Ron Maag costs associated Community with filing comPress guest plaints. Additionally, columnist the requirement that the secretary of state revoke a petitioner’s license is the most troubling to me, because with the details of the training requirements vague and complicated, I could see revocation becoming more commonplace than it should. Although it is important to protect the integrity of Ohio’s election laws, citizens should have the right to participate in fair governmental procedures without threat of persecution merely for circulating a petition. H.B. 377 would infringe on an individual’s right to participate in the initiative and referendum process, while essentially raising costs and adding another layer of bureaucratic red tape.

It may also open doors to corruption by obstructing petition circulation, which may allow politics to take center stage when a petitioner is not of the same political party as the secretary of state. I believe that an ethical elections process is vitally important to our state, but I opposed this measure because it fails to address the fraud and abuse that has run rampant in recent elections and instead attacks the ability of individuals to put issues on the ballot. The power of government continues to grow by the day and is gradually eroding our rights as free citizens. H.B.377 expedites this pattern by adding a new level of bureaucracy without specifying the details or the costs of the new requirements. As your voice in Columbus, I will continue to defend your right to make your voice heard and keep state government fair, transparent and accountable. Rep. Maag may be reached by calling (614) 644-6023 or by writing to: State Rep. Ron Maag, 77 S. High Street, 10th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215. You can also e-mail him at


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Outside chances for a relaxing summer


Nature is everywhere around you – you just need to know where to look. Whether you want a quiet walk or an educational outing, local nature preserves offer an escape to the great outdoors just minutes from your front door. Here is a sampling of nature preserves and parks in the area:

Indian Hill Grand Valley Preserve


Oakley resident Cole Imperi enjoys some time with her beagle, Hairy. Hairy will often sit next to Cole while she does yoga.

Beagle keeps yoga fun Oakley resident Cole Imperi often receives encouragement while doing yoga. Her pet beagle Hairy sits in a dog bed next to her yoga mat. “He will lie there and watch me while I do yoga,” said Imperi, 24. “He’ll come and lick my face while I’m in my poses.” He’ll sometimes even give her an extra challenge by walking under her in the midst of her yoga routine. Imperi and her husband, Victor, adopted Hairy from a friend in 2008. They also own a beagle mix named Ruby, who Cole found by the side of the road at an industrial park in Sycamore Township in 2005. “Ruby is the boss of the

house,” said Imperi. “She very much oversees everything, or thinks she does.” Hairy, on the other hand is the fun loving one, she said. “Hairy is all about having a good time.” Imperi said Hairy is very curious and will often get himself stuck in cabinets or in a pillow case. A creative director at marketing agency Doth Brands, Imperi said the dogs like to be kept active. “They both love a good walk around Oakley,” she said. The dogs are also good companions, she said. “They certainly keep life interesting and are members of the family.” By Forrest Sellers. Send your “Me and My Pet” suggestions to


Grand Valley Preserve, a former gravel excavation site, was acquired by the Village of Indian Hill in 2002. Located in Camp Dennison, the 350acre site has been the focus of a reclamation project to restore wildlife and the Preserve’s natural beauty. An access card is required to open the preserve’s gate. Each Indian Hill resident or Indian Hill residential water customer can receive one access card at no charge at the Indian Hill Administration Building, 6525 Drake Road, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rheinstrom Park

Walkers can meander through the 27 donated acres on the 8⁄10-mile, paved walking trail. This park contains some wonderful specimen trees and a highly successful Blue Bird Trail. Rheinstrom Park is located on Graves Road.

Bird Sanctuary

Through generous donations, the Bird Sanctuary has been planted with many plant species, which attract birds. There is a birdbath fountain and numerous varieties of ornamental trees and shrubs. Benches accommodate bird watchers who enjoy the surroundings. This park is located at the intersection of Shawnee Run and Drake Road.

Whitacre Park

Wooded hills and rolling meadows contain a rugged walking trail. The trail is approximately 3⁄4 of a mile long with a shredded bark base. There are also separate bridle trails beginning at this park and connecting to the Village bridle trails. Whitacre Park is located on Given Road. between Shawnee Run and Kugler Mill Road.

Steer Meadow

Farmers market

The Anderson Township Farmers Market will be open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at the Anderson Center, 7850 Five Mile Road. Call 688-8400 or go online to for more information.

This beautiful field is maintained as an open vista. It is a nice place to spend a quiet afternoon. Bluebird boxes have been placed here to encourage their stay. Steer Meadow is located on Keller Road between Given Road and Loveland-Madeira Road.

Fishing tackle

These nine acres contain beautiful plant specimens, including lilacs, crabapples, evergreens, dwarf conifers, and plants with summer interest. A walking path circles through the Arboretum, which is located on Muchmore Road.

Sell or trade new and used fishing equipment during Tackle Trade Days from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Symmes Township. The event is free, but a Hamilton County Park District vehicle permit is required. Registration required for dealers or individuals selling items. Call 791-1663 for more information.

Timeless songs

Singer, composer, pianist and actor Harry Connick Jr. will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at the PNC Pavilion at Riverbend, 6295 Kellogg Ave., in Anderson Township. Doors open 7 p.m. Free complimentary wine tasting by Ohio Valley Wine 6:30 p.m. For ticket information call 1800-745-3000;

Rowe Arboretum

Church concert

Anderson Hills Christian Church will begin its 10th annual outdoor Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at the church, 8119 Clough Pike, Anderson Township. Concert features national recording artist Christopher Ames. The show and concessions are free. A freewill offering will go to Feeding America. For more information, call 474-2237 or visit


Gorman Heritage Farm is a 120acre working and educational farm, located just minutes from I-75 and I71 at 10052 Reading Road. The Farm is managed by the Gorman Heritage Farm Foundation.


Throughout the village you will find secluded passive parks to just sit, relax and enjoy our historic village. Carruthers Park, at South Lake and Congress, offers benches, beautiful flowers and a scenic overlook to the former “Hannigan Lake.” Floral Park, often called “Big Park” is found in the middle of the historic district on East Fountain and offers a drinking fountain, benches, towering trees and a beautiful view of our historic district. Little Park, appropriately named because it precedes the big park on Fountain, is located on East Fountain just up from the Village Square and offers a bench and view of the historic district. Village Square Fountain, located in the heart of the Village Square, provides an enchanting stone island with fountain surrounded by specimen flowers, park benches, a brick winding sidewalk and a spectacular view of the historic square, passing locomotives and the historic train Depot Museum. Oak Greenbelts, these parks, located on the southern edge of Glendale off Oak Road and being mostly primitive in nature, offer a wonderful walk among the woods and deer. Johnny Park, located on Greenwood Avenue, is a five-acre green belt area of mature trees and home of the former police exercise course. A good area to walk and enjoy nature. Wally Park, located between the Village Office and the Fifth Third Bank, provides a secluded retreat from the sun among the flowers and pine trees and has several benches for your enjoyment.


found. Picnic tables, drinking fountains and a hiking trail leading to a hilltop view of Cincinnati is located on Trammel Fossil Park property.

Sharon Woods

Sharon Woods is part of the Hamilton County Park District. Visit

Sycamore Township

The Kenwood Gardens is located at the southwest corner of Montgomery and Galbraith roads and offers a botanical garden area featuring a wide variety of plant and garden life. The Sycamore Township Nature Preserve is at the Northeast corner of Fields Ertel & School Roads offers a natural wooded area featuring a wide variety of plant and animal life on its 16 acres

Symmes Township

East Loveland Nature Preserve, East Loveland Avenue: This preserve has hiking trails, benches and a bird blind.




The Nelle V. Hosbrook Bird Sanctuary off Miami Avenue has a trail and picnic benches.


Volunteer coordinator Madeline Dorger holds a bee hive frame while she and John Cicmanec of Sharonville searches for the Queen Bee at the Gorman Heritage Farm in Evendale during a bee spring training for volunteers.


Sharon Woods offers miles of hiking trails to help bring visitors closer to nature.

Camp Dennison Nature Trail – This 12-acre site, at the corner of Munson and Campbell streets, has a one-half mile crushed limestone base hiking trail. The trail is perfect for health-conscious residents wishing to exercise in beautiful surroundings. Harper’s Station Greenspace – This five-acre greenspace is currently undeveloped. Future plans for this park include the establishment of a natural walking trail.

The Johnson Nature Preserve at 10840 Deerfield Road has a walking trail that allows people to see the reforestation that has taken place since a tornado destroyed more than 90 percent of its mature trees in April 1999.

Watch artists at work and view Loveland through the artists’ eyes during Paint the Town 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 13, in downtown Loveland. The event, presented by Loveland Arts Council, is free. Call 683-1696 for more information.

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Griffin Family Nature Preserve features a pond and a creek trail. Griffin Pond is stocked with bluegill, bass and other aquatic wildlife, and offers catch and release fishing. The property is located east off of Wyscarver Road just north of Glendale-Milford Road.


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Grand Valley Nature Preserve offers scenic lakes, walking trails and picnic areas for nature-lovers.

Trammel Fossil Park is at the end of Tramway Drive, off Hauck Drive off Route 42. The park includes fossils originating from the Ordovician Period, dating more than 440 million years ago. Visitors may keep what they find. Informational signs are on site to educate and aid in the understanding of the time period and the fossils that can be

North Park is on North Park Avenue. The preserve contains an arboretum and a small green belt area along the Millcreek. Ritchie Preserve is a nature preserve. It can be accessed from Sweetwater Drive or Ritchie Avenue. Stearns Woods is at the corner of Glenway and Oliver. A historical marker has been placed at the entrance to the Green Areas at this location. Community Gardens is along the Millcreek and North Park. Plots are available for citizens to garden and be viewed by the public. Fifty plots are allocated on a first come basis with a $15 annual fee for each plot. Please call 821-8044 for information about registration and availability. Hike/bike trail was dedicated April 18, 2009. The trail extends from the North Park entrance to the Wyoming Recreation Center.


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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.


Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road, Bring monetary donations only in the form of check, money order or credit card. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; Blue Ash.


Beginner Ballroom Dancing, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, Beginning ballroom dancing lessons with Melissa. Ages 50 and up. Family friendly. Free. Reservations required. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


Madeira Farmers’ Market, 3:30-7:30 p.m., Intersection of Dawson and Miami. Wide variety of locally and sustainably grown foods, made-from-scratch goodies and various artisanal products. Presented by Madeira Farmers Market. 623-8058; Madeira.


Tasting Table, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., microWINES, 7292 Kenwood Road, Eight wines available for tasting during regular store hours. Flight A $2 per pour; Flight B $4 per pour. 7949463; Kenwood.


Make and Decorate Your Own Kite, 2 p.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Ages 6 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 3696001. Symmes Township.


Steve Barone, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Dilly Cafe, 6818 Wooster Pike, Solo guitarist. 5615233. Mariemont. Bone Voyage, 7-10 p.m., Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road, 7914424; Blue Ash.


Movement for Flexibility, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, Movement class to help with keeping joints flexible, lengthening muscles for vitality, increasing blood circulation, mind body coordination and balance. Bring towel. Ages 55 and up. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous, Inc. 503-4262. Montgomery. F R I D A Y, J U N E 1 1


Faculty Show, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township.


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


St. John the Evangelist Festival, 6 p.m.midnight, St. John the Evangelist Church, 7121 Plainfield Road, Bands, games for all ages, rides, food. Free. 791-3238. Deer Park. St. Gertrude Parish Festival, 6-11:30 p.m., St. Gertrude Church, 6551 Miami Ave., More than 60 booths and rides. Food, auction, airconditioned gaming hall and entertainment including live bands, magician, clowns and puppet show. Family friendly. Free. Through June 13. 494-1391; Madeira.


Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Music by Katie Pritchard. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Sept. 3. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Wine Bar Tasting, 4-7 p.m., The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road, 50 cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. Tasting Table, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., microWINES, Flight A $2 per pour; Flight B $4 per pour. 794-9463; Kenwood.


Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road, Blood pressure, weight, foot and spinal screenings. Walk-ins welcome. Free. Appointment requested. 7840084; Silverton.


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

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK Stagger Lee, 9:30 p.m., Red Rock Tavern, 3159 Montgomery Road, $3. 4444991. Deerfield Township.


BlueStone Ivory, 9:30 p.m., Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive, $5. 774-9697; Symmes Township. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 1 2


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


Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Learn to make two healthy and delicious meals. Ages 14-90. $22. Through June 19. 315-3943; Silverton.


Ecovillages: Sustainable Communities, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Informational sessions, group discussion and hands-on workshops exploring options for ecological living, whether in our current neighborhoods or newly created ecological communities. Ages 18 and up. $65. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland. Red Cross Baby Sitters’ Training Course, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn responsibilities of being a baby sitter, how to prevent accidents from occurring and how to administer rescue breathing. Ages 11 and up. $60. Reservations required. 985-6715; Montgomery.


Montgomery Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Downtown Heritage District Public Parking Lot, Shelly Lane and Straight Street, Locally grown and organic produce, meats, pastries, granola and more. Weekly demonstrations include cooking, composting and nutrition. Free. 535-1514. Montgomery.

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St. John the Evangelist Festival, 6 p.m.midnight, St. John the Evangelist Church, Free. Music by the Gamut 7-11 p.m. 7913238. Deer Park. St. Gertrude Parish Festival, 5-11:30 p.m., St. Gertrude Church, Free. 494-1391; Madeira.


Wine Bar Tasting, 2-6 p.m., The Wine Store, 50 cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. Tasting Table, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., microWINES, Flight A $2 per pour; Flight B $4 per pour. 794-9463; Kenwood.


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


Music at Ascension Chamber Concert Series, 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 7333 Pfeiffer Road, “Stars of Tomorrow.” Free, donations accepted. 793-3288; 2373636. Montgomery.


Twilight Concert Series, 8-10 p.m., McDaniel Sports Complex, 11797 Solzman Road, Multimedia show with music by Signs of Life Pink Floyd Tribute Band. Concessions available. Picnics and coolers welcome. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Sycamore Township. 792-7270; Sycamore Township.


John Fox, 8 p.m.-midnight, InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road, Rock and folk music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Requests taken. 7932600. Blue Ash.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1-4:30 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. $3 donation. 683-5692; Loveland.


What Women Need to Know About Divorce, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Merrill Lynch, 5151 Pfeiffer Road, Suite 100, Conference room. Learn how to protect yourself and your children, take control of your financial life and strategies to deal with your spouse and/or children’s emotions. Features panel of speakers, attorneys, financial advisor and therapists. Free. Reservations appreciated, not required. Presented by Second Saturday. 792-1186. Blue Ash.


Tackle Trade Days, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Family Fishing Center. Sell or trade new and used fishing equipment. Free, vehicle permit required. Registration required for dealers or individuals selling items. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663. Symmes Township. Surplus Perennial Sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Bring plastic bags, markers and labels. $20 four shovelfuls; $6 donation per shovelful. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; Loveland.


The Queen City Invitational Vintage Base Ball Festival returns to the Heritage Village at Sharon Woods Park Saturday, June 12, to show spectators how baseball was originally played, as a gentleman’s sport. The Cincinnati Red Stockings and Buckeyes will host the Queen City Invitational with teams coming from North Carolina, Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio. The vintage baseball games will be played according to the 1869 rules. For $2 per person, guests can watch the games or for $5 for adults and $3 for children, guests can watch the games and go on a tour of the Heritage Village Museum’s 11 historic buildings. Tours and games will begin at 10 a.m., the last games are at 2:30 p.m. and the last tour will begin at 3:30 p.m. The location is 11450 Lebanon Pike, Sharonville. Call 513-563-9484 or visit or Pictured are the Red Stockings.


Loveland Arts Council is hosting “Paint the Town” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 13, in downtown Loveland, West Loveland Avenue. It includes the Easel Display and Wet-Paint Sale. Watch artists at work and view Loveland through the artists’ eyes June 7-13. The cost to enter is $20 for non-member artists, $10 for members; free admission to public. Call 683-1696 or visit Pictured: People look over the artists’ paintings for sale at a “Wet Paint Sale” during the Loveland “Paint the Town” event. S U N D A Y, J U N E 1 3


St. John the Evangelist Festival, 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Roast beef and chicken dinner 4-7 p.m., St. John the Evangelist Church, Free. 791-3238. Deer Park. St. Gertrude Parish Festival, 3 p.m.-10 p.m., St. Gertrude Church, Free. 494-1391; Madeira.


A Summer Feast: Grailville 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 ages 10 and under. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland. M O N D A Y, J U N E 1 4


Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. 351-5005. Kenwood.


Exercise for Injury Prevention, 10-11 a.m. or 6-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Information on proper and safe progressions: delayed onset muscle soreness and the RICE method for treatment options and importance of doing it. Family friendly. $20. Registration required. 985-6732. Montgomery.


Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble, 11 a.m., O’Bannon Creek Golf Club, 6842 Ohio 48, Begins with boxed lunch by the Honey Baked Ham Company, followed by shotgun start. Hole prizes, awards ceremony and buffet dinner. $700 foursome, $175 single. Registration required. Presented by Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. 683-1544; Loveland.

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EDUCATION DivorceCare, 7 p.m., Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, 5125 Drake Road, Scripturally based support group for men and women going through separation or divorce. Free. 561-4220. Indian Hill. EXERCISE CLASSES

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

HOLIDAY - FATHER’S DAY Dad’s Gift, 3 p.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Decorate a photo frame and have your photo taken. Ages 6 and up. Free. 369-6001. Symmes Township.


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

LITERARY - STORY TIMES Children’s Morning Story Time and Activities, 10:30-11 a.m., Barnes & Noble FieldsErtel, Free. 683-5599. Deerfield Township.


Fun Fit & Balanced, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, Learn to reduce risk of falling. Use chairs, tables, music, balls and more to learn simple ways to increase strength, coordination, endurance and balance. Ages 55 and up. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township.

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Faculty Show, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township.


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


Tai Chi Class, 1-2 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, Instructed Tai Chi for beginners with Jennifer. Family friendly. Free. Reservations required. 2472100. Symmes Township.


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


Hearing Screenings and Presentation, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, Hear USA offers free hearing screenings and information on latest hearing-assistance technology. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 2472100. Symmes Township. Rubber Stamping 101, 4-5 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.


Blue Ash Tiny Trackers Camp, 9 a.m.-noon, Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Daily through June 18. Ages 4-5. $50. Registration required. Presented by city of Blue Ash. 745-8550. Blue Ash. Laffalot Summer Camp, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Daily through June 18. Stresses fun through a variety of activities including dodgeball, pillo pollo, tag games, soccer, basketball, parachute and more. Ages 6-12. $210 for two weeks; $115 for one week. Registration required five days before camp. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 3132076; Blue Ash. Woodworking Camp, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Daily through June 18. Campers hike and learn basics of identifying wood and uses for different types of wood. Ages 9-12. $175. Registration required, available online. 561-7400; Indian Hill. Camp Primrose, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Primrose School of Symmes, 9175 Governors Way, Daily through June 18. Snacks, lunches, activities and field trips. Each month is themed with activities at museums or fun centers. For Ages 12 and under. Weekly: $235 for one-seven weeks; $220 for eight11 weeks. Registration required and starts March 22. 697-6970; Symmes Township.


Dave Matthews Band will make its annual stop at Riverbend Music Center on Tuesday, June 15, with special guest Robert Earl Keen. Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 and $70 plus service charges. Visit or call 800-745-3000.


Indian Hill Journal

June 10, 2010


Does God’s love always go easy on us?

The scriptures insist that God loves us. The problem is we’re confused about what love is and the ways it can be shown. To us, love is always pleasing, comforting and brings pleasant feelings. In love stories it’s always accompanied by violins, roses and dinners on the town. It’s understandable then, when we hear that God loves us, that we expect to live on Easy Street. Televangelists urge us to turn ourselves over to God. If we do, they imply, God will heal our illnesses, give us twice as much money as we donate, and take the rough times out of our lives. When this doesn’t happen we may think it means God doesn’t hear, doesn’t care, doesn’t love. Cynicism and despair can nest in our minds. Suppose a sculptor promised

only good feelings to a block of marble as he brought forth a beautiful statue from within it. If he did promise that, he could never strike the Father Lou first blow. The could Guntzelman marble legitimately comPerspectives plain that the sculptor was being untrue to his word. Parents have their young son inoculated though he cries. They enroll their daughter in school though she’s homesick. Young children experience times they doubt their parents love because of unpleasant events they don’t understand. At times, good parents seem rough – but it’s for

love’s sake. God does too. Love can be expressed in many ways. It can be playful, sacrificial, giving, formative, romantic, passionate and demanding. Recently we’ve coined the term “tough love.” It expresses unpleasant demands made on the one loved for their greater good – even though making the demands may pain the one making them. Real love is not known only for stroking egos but for forming them. We accept bad-tasting medicine because we trust the love of the one who administers it. Why is it, then, when we look for signs of God’s love, we expect them to only be those things that make us comfortable? An insightful prayer says: “I asked God to take away my sickness and give me health, but he

permitted my illness to continue longer so I could learn compassion for others; I prayed for a betterpaying job, and instead he gave me appreciation for what I already have.” God’s love doesn’t always come in the language of human logic. In his autobiography, Nikos Kazantzakis tells how as a young man he went to visit a famous monk: He found the old monk in a cave. He writes: “I did not know what to say… Finally I gathered up courage. ‘Do you still wrestle with the devil, Father Makarios?’ I asked him.” “Not any longer, my child. I have grown old now and he has grown old with me. He doesn’t have the strength… I wrestle with God.” “With God!’ I exclaimed in

astonishment. And you hope to win?” “I hope to lose, my child.” Like a child lacking insight, we all wrestle with God at times about what is good for us and what is not. We accuse God of dealing with us uncaringly because he allows us to sometimes be harshly treated by life and seems to do nothing to help us. Understandably, we think we know what’s good for us in our struggles. Sometimes we do. But only Perfect Love knows perfectly. Simone Weil says, “Isn’t the greatest possible disaster, when you are wresting with God, not to be beaten?” 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.

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You’ll want to piccata this chicken for dinner I had a fun time in Nashville last week presenting before the Herb Society of America. My topic was on culinary herbs of the Bible and, thankfully, everyone enjoyed it. We ate our way through Nashville barbecue restaurants, too. Now I’m addicted to the blend of spices used in Nashville’s special rubs and sauces. If any of you have a favorite southern rub or barbecue sauce that you’d like to share, that would be awesome. I’ll share some of my recipes in an upcoming column.

Chicken piccata

This is what I served to participants of a heart healthy class I taught recently. It was delicious. When I make this at home, I use real butter and it’s still a relatively healthy dish. 4 chicken cutlets 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 ⁄4 cup dry white wine like Chardonnay

1 teaspoon garlic, minced 1 ⁄2 cup fat free low sodium chicken broth 2 tableRita s p o o n s Heikenfeld f r e s h l e m o n Rita’s kitchen juice 1 tablespoon capers, drained, rinsed and drained again 2 tablespoons healthy butter substitute (or even real butter if you like) Fresh lemon slices Fresh chopped parsley Season cutlets with salt and pepper (go very light on salt) and dust with flour, shaking off excess. Sauté 23 minutes per side. When sautéing other side, cover pan with serving platter – this keeps moisture in the cutlets and also warms the platter. Don’t overcook. Transfer to warm platter. Deglaze pan with wine and add gar-

lic. Cook until garlic is only slightly golden and liquid is nicely reduced. Add broth, lemon juice and capers. Return cutlets to pan and cook a minute or so on each side. Put back on platter. Stir in butter substitute and pour over cutlets. Garnish with lemon slices and parsley.

Like Lofthouse Cookies

Reader Annie Hoffman is a fine baker and shared this recipe. All called it “The Best rolled Sugar Cookie.” Anyone who has eaten those Lofthouse cookies that you buy will like having this clone to make at home. I haven’t yet tried it but intend to do so this week. For the readers who request this on an on-going basis. 1

⁄2 cup soft butter 2 ⁄3 cup sugar 11⁄3 eggs **see Annie’s note for measuring 12⁄3 cups all purpose flour 3 ⁄4 teaspoon baking powder


⁄4 teaspoon salt ⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt which have been whisked together. Cover and chill dough for at least one hour or overnight. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out dough on floured surface 1⁄2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake six to eight minutes, the trick here is not to get them too brown, just until the edges seem to brown slightly. Cool, leave out overnight uncovered and then frost with butter cream, then add sprinkles. Now you cover them if there are any left! Ice as desired. **Annie just beats one egg in a cup and takes a third out of it.

Buttercream frosting

The real deal. This is a soft icing. 11⁄2 cups butter, softened 4 cups confectioners’ sugar 2 tablespoons half & half or milk 1 teaspoon vanilla or other extract Beat butter until creamy, gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add half & half; beat until spreading consistency. Stir in vanilla. Refrigerate leftovers up to two weeks.

Browned butter frosting

For the reader who wanted this old fashioned icing to top banana cake. 1 stick (1⁄2 cup) cup real butter 4 cups confectioners’ sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 3-5 tablespoons milk. Melt butter over medium heat. Cook four to six min-

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Through the Garden Restaurant’s Cajun chicken and shrimp salad with cilantro ranch dressing. For Sally. “Looking for a clone for the rub and dressing – salad is amazing.” Old Shillito’s seasoning for fried chicken. For Grace Robinson. “A couple came in every year and made fried chicken right on the first floor. I bought the seasoning from them way back when. It was called ‘Vadon’ and had salt, black pepper, white pepper, other spices and herbs. It was the best in the world and I can’t find anything like it.” utes, stirring constantly and watching closely, until butter just begins to turn golden – it will get foamy and bubble. Remove from heat right away. Cool 15 minutes. Then beat in sugar, vanilla and enough milk to make frosting smooth. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

New Children’s Zoo ready for play after four months of renovations Children recently had the opportunity to swing like monkeys, hang like pottos and balance like cats at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden with the official grand opening of the newly renovated Joseph H. Spaulding Children’s Zoo. The Children’s Zoo has been under construction for the last four months. In 1937, the Cincinnati

Zoo opened one of the world’s early children’s zoos and has been renovated several times since. In 1947, the Children’s Zoo was renovated in time to be used by a new generation of post-war baby boomers. The Children’s Zoo was greatly improved in a 1964 renovation. And, in 1985 the Children’s Zoo was completely rebuilt in a major

renovation, made possible by Ruth Spaulding in memory of her son and husband. Twenty five years later, the Joseph H. Spaulding Children’s Zoo opens with a fresh, new look at the animal nursery, a new and improved “Be the Animal” playscape, expanded contact yard and little penguins viewing area, and lots of new animals.

Children can let loose their inner animals in the play area that features a slide, crawl tunnel, monkey bars, balance beam, synthetic mulch, as well as the always popular spider web and turtle shells, and more. The expanded petting yard will allow more space for children and families to interact and even brush some of the zoo’s friendliest

animal residents, including baby pygmy goats, Nigerian dwarf goats and new baby doll sheep. The petting yard is open weekdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but guests can feed the animals outside the yard all day. In addition, baby miniature cows, llamas and alpacas have been added to the barnyard. It will also feature an

updated nursery viewing area, where guests can see a baby aardvark, “Lucy,” the bearcat and “Rocko,” the wallaby and other baby animals throughout the year. The zoo opens daily at 9 a.m. Regular admission is $14/adults, $9/children and seniors (2-12, 62 and older) and children under 2 are free. Parking is $7. Visit

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 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 & 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 6832340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Call 324-2873 or e-mail, or visit GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit E-mail League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter, needs volunteers 16 and older to help socialize cats and 18 and older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationallyrenowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: Keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist at 853-6866. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at


Book Buddies – Book Buddies Meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 8 at the Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132, Goshen, 45122. Help community youth as they read to a volunteer once a week for six weeks this summer. Students and mentors will be matched and information will be shared about the program. For more information or to register, call the library at 722-1221. Book Buddies will start on Tuesday, June 15, and run though Saturday, July 31, at the Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132. Times and dates varies. Take out dated information at top for 6-9 issue. Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation. Call 621-READ. 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 Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or e-mail for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-thescenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. E-mail or visit Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development – Volunteers are needed for Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes and English to Speakers of Other Language classes. There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. Call 612-5830. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives. Call 542-0195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have oneon-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or e-mail melittasmi@


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. Tues-

day through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 241-2600. 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.

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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. Mercy Hospital Anderson – Seeks volunteers for the new patient services team, the Patient Partner Program. This team will provide

volunteers with the opportunity to interact directly with the patients on a non-clinical level. Volunteers will receive special training in wheelchair safety, infection control, communication skills, etc. The volunteers will assist in the day-today non clinical functions of a nursing unit such as reading or praying with the patient; playing cards or watching TV with the patient; helping the patient select meals; running an errand; cutting the patient’s food. Call the Mercy Hospital Anderson Volunteer Department at 624-4676 to inquire about the Patient Partner Program. Wellness Community – Provides free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Volunteers needed to work at special events, health fairs, bulk mailings and other areas. Visit and click on “volunteer” to sign up. Call 791-4060, ext. 19.


Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati – Seeking volunteer campaign assistant to plan workplace employee giving campaigns and campaign project support volunteers to assist with campaigns. Call 475-0475 or e-mail No experience necessary – Seeking volunteers to help with autism program based on the book “SonRise” by Barry Neil-Kaufman. No experience necessary. Call 2311948. Sayler Park Community Center – is looking for volunteers to help with youth instructional sports and art classes between 2-6 p.m. weekdays. Volunteers need to be at least 18 years of age and a police check is required. Contact 9410102 for more information. SCORE-Counselors to America’s Small Business – A non-profit association seeking experienced business people to counsel others who are or wish to go into busiDon’t Move-Improve

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Kings High School Class of 1990 – is conducting its 20 year reunion on Saturday, June 19, at Receptions Banquet Center in Loveland. Tickets are still available to purchase for Saturday night. The group is currently still searching for lost classmates. For more information, please contact Rob Rude at 2895526 or e-mail:



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New Richmond High School Alumni Class – is having a reunion for classes 1931 through 1965, 69:30 p.m., Saturday June 19, at Locust Corner Elementary Auditorium. This year’s reunion is hosted by the class of 1960, which is celebrating its 50th year. Call Jerry Edwards At 513-553-4664.



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Princeton High School Class of 1970 – will have its 40th reunion on June 25-26. A buffet is planned for 7-11 p.m. Friday, June 25, at Raffel’s Banquet Hall in Evendale. The

How to enter: You can enter your baby into the contest through mail or online. To mail in an entry complete the form and include a clear, color or black/white photo of your baby along with a suggested $5 entry donation to Newspapers In Education. NO PHOTOS WILL BE RETURNED. To enter online visit our Web site at Cincinnati.Com/babyidol and complete the entry form. All photos must be received by 5:00pm Monday, July 12, 2010. PHOTOS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE ENQUIRER. How to win: Sunday, August 1, 2010 all entrants will appear in The Enquirer and the first of three voting rounds will begin. We ask that all votes be accompanied by a donation to the Newspapers In Education program, however a donation is not necessary to vote or to win the Baby Idol 2010 contest. This contest is just one of the many fun and innovative programs we use to raise money to promote literacy in our local schools.

class will also meet from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Sharon Woods, on Saturday, June 26, at Cardinal Crest camp site for a cookout. All classmates should contact Jim Young at or Janice (Renner) Wilkins at Madeira High School Class of 1964 – is conducting its 35th reunion on June 25 and 26. Members of the classes of 1963 and 1965 are also invited. For more information, contact, or go to

Roehr (312-6363 or ARoehr@; Susan Wetherill Poulos (477-7988 or spoulos@; Lois Velander Hahn (460-1559 or New Richmond Class of 1990 – is having its 20 year reunion at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 12, at Anderson Bar and Grill. Cost is $20.

Milford Class of 1970 – is having its 40th reunion, including classes of 1968, 1969, 1971 and 1972. An informal gathering is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 16, at Milford American Legion’s sheltered pavilion. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 17, a golf scramble is planned at Deer Track Golf Course., The main event is scheduled from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, July 17, at St. Andrew Parish Center. Contact Gary Landis at or 831-4722, Judy Culbertson Smyth at or 8318215; or Daryl Zomes at or 561-3189.

The Woodward High School Class of 1970 will be celebrating its 40th reunion July 16-17, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash located at 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash, and all are invited. The events will begin on Friday, July 16 at 4:30 p.m. with a social hour by the pool (swim if you like). Then there will be a special benefit concert later at 10 p.m. featuring Woodward alumnae, Greta Pope, singing the smooth sounds of jazz. The concert proceeds benefit the scholarship fund for Woodward Career Technology High School collegebound graduates. Saturday, July 17 activities include playing golf, tour of the new Woodward High School, Alumnae Ben Kamin signing his new book, “Nothing Like Sunshine,” at Joseph Beth Bookstore at noon, the all-70 classes annual cookout at Lunken Airport (sponsored by the Woodward HS class of 1973), social mixer, dinner, and dancing to DJ Jeff’s music of the era. All forms are available at Contact Deborah Taylor Jordan at

Indian Hill High School Class of 1975 – is having its 35th year reunion at 6 p.m., Saturday, July 17, at the Kenwood Country Club. Contact Meg Kuhn Hilmer (608-0385 or; Alvin

Talawanda High School classes of 1964 and 1965 – are having a 45th reunion for 1965 and 46th reunion for 1964, July 23, 24 and 25, in Oxford. Contact Alice Anderson Wedding at

Madeira High School Class of 1975 – is having its 35th reunion on June 25 and 26. Contact Brad or Cathy Frye at 561-7045 or gallofrye@, Tricia Smith Niehaus at 769-5337 or or Ed Klein at

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Mount Healthy Class of 1984 – having a reunion at 8 p.m. Sept. 18. The classes of 1983 and 1985 are also invited. E-mail Deadline money is June 15.

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Clermont Northeastern All Alumni Weekend – is scheduled for August 13-14. The weekend activities include a drink with classmates Friday, Aug. 13, at Quaker Steak and Lube, 590 Chamber Drive, Milford, for classes 19581969; at Putters, 5723 Signal Hill Court for 1970-1979; at Greenies, 1148 state Route 28, for 19801989; at Buffalo Harry’s 1001 Lila Ave. for 1990-1999 and at Buffalo Wild wings, 175 Rivers Edge Drive for 2000-2010. Not familiar with these locations? Gather your group and create your own happy hour at a destination of your choice. Saturday, Aug. 14, classmates can socialize and enjoy a catered dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m., at Fastiques on the Clermont County fairgrounds. Cost is $17 per person. Registration and payment deadline is July 31. Forms received after July 31 will be returned. Contact Andy Seals of the alumni committee at seals_a@ for a form.

Donald C. Siekmann has been elected president of the Society for the Preservation of Music Hall.

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Donald C. Siekmann has been elected president of the Society for the Preservation of Music Hall (SPMH). He succeeds Norma Petersen, who has been president of the board since 2004. Siekmann is a business and tax consultant who retired as regional managing partner of Arthur Andersen in 1997 after 37 years with the company. He has been an enthusiastic community volunteer for many years and served as a board member of a number of arts organizations including the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Arts Association, Cincinnati Theatrical Association and the Cincinnati Ballet. Siekmann takes over as president during a time of great challenge, as extensive refurbishment is being planned for the 132-year old structure. He and his wife live in Indian Hill.


The Music at Ascension series will celebrate some of the area’s most talented youth at the Saturday, June 12, at the third annual “Stars of Tomorrow” concert. The onehour concert begins at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Ascension will recognize and commission nine youth and four adults at the Sunday, June 13, worship service. The youth and adults will depart following the worship service to travel to St. Louis where they will participate in the St. Louis Servant Camp. Summer worship is at 10 a.m. and everyone is welcome. Worship services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288,

Brecon United Methodist Church

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

Worship on Wednesday is at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 18. It is casual worship with Holy Communion weekly. The Cardinal Chorale (the 40 voice traveling contingent of the All Ohio State Fair Youth Choir) will visit Cincinnati Monday, June 28. They will perform a 90-minute concert at 7:30 p.m. with the theme “The Road Home” at the church. The concert is free. Disciple Bible Study Classes are forming for the fall. Call the church for the schedule of upcoming classes. All are welcome. Children’s weekday groups meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with lunch and an afternoon session available on Tuesday. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families. Reservations can be made by calling the church. The church is located at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

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.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The church is hosting Scrapbooking from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nearly every third Monday. Free child care is provided. You must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. The dates are: July 19 and Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700.

New Church of Montgomery

The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Divine Providence Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The church is located at 9035 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 4899572.

Northeast Community Church

The church is hosting VBS “Saddle Ridge Ranch – Roundin’ up Questions, Drivin’ Home Answers” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, June 13 through June 17. Register at or in person. The church is loated at 12079 Lebanon Road, Loveland; 6832707.

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St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

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Worship and 9:30 a.m. for Contemporary Worship with Praise Band. Sunday School and childcare is provided for all services. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181; Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. every Sunday. The church is hosting Ladies WOW Study Group (Women on Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. The event includes light refreshments and a study of Beth Moore’s “Stepping Up.” The church hosts Adult and Youth Bible Studies at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891, www.sycamorechristianchurch.

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4C names its 2010 ‘Champions for Children’ and executive director of Kenzie’s Closet. Since 2006, this organization has ensured that girls in the Cincinnati metropolitan area, who could otherwise not afford the cost of formal wear, are able to attend their high school proms. This year, Coletti expects Kenzie’s Closet to dress 600 economically disadvantaged girls in gently used formal wear. All “shoppers,” who must be referred by a principal, counselor or social service agency, can select a dress, purse, shoes, etc. – all at no cost. In addition to Coletti’s work at Kenzie’s Closet, she is a committed community volunteer and was recognized as a 2009 Enquirer Woman of the Year. She currently serves on the SEED School Exploratory Committee and the CISE High School Scholarship Committee. This is the fifth year 4C has named “Champions for Children.” “I believe 4C is in a unique position to turn the spotlight on those who work tirelessly to ensure a bright future for the children of our community,” said executive director Sallie Westheimer. “By so doing, 4C hopes to inspire others to become involved in addressing our community’s continuing need for quality, effective and accessible early education and care.” For information about sponsorships or individual tickets, call Karen Hurley at 758-1201. 4C serves a 23-county area in Southwest Ohio, the Miami Valley and Northern Kentucky. Funding is provided in part by United Way, the City of Cincinnati, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Division of Child Care. Visit or call 221-0033 for more information.

Dianne Steelman, Pastor 4808 Eastern Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45208 513-871-2954 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, JUNE 21-25, 6-8PM Blending Contemporary & Traditional Sunday Worship - 11 :00 a.m. Wednesday Gathering - 6:00 p.m.

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

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Sr. Pastor Mark Rowland Ann Luzader, Mike Carnevale

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



CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "The Life Changing Offer-Living in God’s Kingdom: Agents of Transformation " Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

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

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

5440 Moeller Ave., Norwood 513-351-9800

ST. GERTRUDE PARISH Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-5020 School Miami Ave & Shawnee Run Rd. Mass Schedule Daily: 7:00, 8:00 & 11:30AM Saturday: 4:30PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00AM 12:30 & 6:00PM

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245 Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave


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



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Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM

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

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4C for Children, the region’s leading resource in early education and care, will honor three Cincinnatians for their work on behalf of children at the 2010 4C Champions for Children Celebration Sept. 25. The 2010 Champions for Children are: • James M. Anderson of Indian Hill, retired President/CEO of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; • Brynne Coletti of Indian Hill, founder of Kenzie’s Closet; • Anthony Smith, principal of Taft Information Technology High School. They will be honored at what event cochairs Arlene Katz and Marla Fuller describe as “a doubleheader at the Great American Ball Park.” The evening will begin with a 6:30 p.m. cocktail reception at the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum and continue with program, dinner and dancing at the Champions Club. Anderson, during his 14 years as president and CEO of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, insisted that CCHMC would be the leader in improving child health by institutionalizing evidence-based practice. Thanks to his leadership, CCHMC, at his retirement at the end of 2009, had been transformed from a good regional hospital to an internationally recognized facility. Anderson, a practicing attorney rather than a physician, was an unusual choice for CEO when selected in 1996. But, well-versed in the quality improvement methods used by manufacturing firms, he was committed to bringing those methods to the field of children’s health. The children of Cincinnati – and the world – are the beneficiaries of his commitment to deliver the highest-quality care possible. Coletti, is the founder

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

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

Cincinnati Country Day School 272-5800

LUTHERAN ASCENSION LUTHERAN CHURCH 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd)

Summer Worship Schedule 10:00 a.m. Worship Pastor Josh Miller

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

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

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INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894 Sunday Worship 8am & 9:30am


Ascension Lutheran Church

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

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 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556 Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

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Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care

Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate) Sunday Services 10:00 & 11:30 AM

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Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church is offering its third 13week session of “DivorceCare” beginning May 11. A scripturallybased support group, DivorceCare is for men and women who are going through separation or divorce. Meetings are at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the church. They are free and open to all. Meetings run through Aug. 3. For more information and registration, visit or call 561-4220. The chapel is at 5125 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 561-4220.

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RELIGION Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church

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Showboat crew celebrates 20 years When the 2010 season of the Showboat Majestic opened May 5, it marked 20 years aboard the floating National Historic Landmark for the staff of Cincinnati Landmark Productions, the producers for this unique, venerable theatre. Director Tim Perrino, technical director Denny Reed and business manager Jennifer Perrino all began their administration of “the Boat” in 1990. Before that, the Majestic lost its last two producers in the previous three years. So the trio had its work cut out for them – creating a season, wooing back patrons, restoring the historic theatre and doing battle with the unpredictable Ohio River. The first season under this new management team opened with just 599 subscribers and an eight-show season. The last performance run that year – the musical history lesson 1776 – played to sold-out houses for three weeks. That set the floating stage for the next season and beyond. Subscriptions jumped to more than 1,200. The season was trimmed to six titles. Ensuing years saw the subscriber base grow steadily to nearly 2,000. Quickly, the producing team had to learn the insand-outs of creating a show on a showboat: “My first impression was – ‘It ain’t going to be easy loading scenery into this place,’” Reed said. Each season he approached the technical challenges of “the Boat” with a sense adventure. “I have learned that working on the Showboat’s postage stamp-sized stage is a blessing and not a limitation. You get to be very cre-


Veterans recognized are: Front row, from left Burton Closson, Jr., Indian Hill; John Zinke, Indian Hill; Philemon Dickinson, Hyde Park; Richard Duval, East Walnut Hills; Andrew McClintock, Anderson Township; William Howe, Hyde Park; Frank Gorman Davis, Hyde Park. Second row: William Ulrich, Oregonia; Dr. Thomas Carothers, Hyde Park; Prescott Bigelow, Anderson Township; Allen Elliott, Hyde Park; Edmund Lunken, Indian Hill; John Schmidt, Hyde Park; Pierson Davis, Milford. Third row: Raymond Drew, Hyde Park; Daniel McKinney, Hyde Park; Dr. Frank Welsh, Indian Hill; David Sanders, Sr., Indian Hill, William Ogden, Hyde Park; Dr. Warren Harding, Indian Hill; Dr. Ted Jones, Indian Hill, at podium. Fourth row: Dr. Donald Hawley, Hyde Park; John Mickam, Loveland; John Ulrich, Oregonia; Vern Corbin, Mt. Airy; William Hardy, Hyde Park.

Area veterans are recognized for service

Area veterans belonging to The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Ohio were recognized at the society’s Memorial Day event.

They include veterans who served in combat from World War II to the first Gulf War. Raymond Drew, for example, flew DC-3 planes

Complimentary Appraisals of Musical Instruments Tarisio Auctions is the international leader in stringed instrument auctions. Our expert Jason Price will be in: Cincinnati • June 18 to offer complimentary evaluations of violins, violas, cellos and bows and to accept consignments to our upcoming auctions and to our expanding private sale department. Cincinnatian Hotel 601 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 For an appointment, please call 1.800.814.4188.

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over the Himalayas from Burma to China – a particularly dangerous route – during World War II. The event honored those who have served in the military and those who have given their lives in service to country from the colonial era until the present. The society promotes appreciation of America’s colonial history and heritage, and all society members have colonial-era ancestors who served in the military or significant government positions. It awards college scholarships and sends history teachers to Colonial Williamsburg for a week’s immersion program in colonial history. Sixteen-year-old William Ulrich of Oregonia in Warren County played Taps at the event. He is a Junior ROTC Cadet First Sergeant at Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, Va., working toward a career in the military.

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ative in designing scenery and lighting or directing a show. We created a sixhorse, rotating merry-goround for a production of ‘Carousel,’ which transformed into a house onstage and then was completely removed for the second act.” Over these last two decades, this group has also helped complete a long list of improvements and restorations to the floating landmark. The production staff has collaborated on, gotten donated or directly coordinated well over $1,000,000 in improvements to the city-owned vessel, including: • re-built concession stand; • marquee incorporating historic photos and plaques; • electrical service distribution; • computerized lighting; • computerized box office; • “new seats” (donated from Music Hall, 1994); • carpeting in 1994 and 2008; • interior painting; • installed heating system (none previous to 1994); • new air conditioning; • replaced roof; • replaced awnings; • exterior painting – 1992, 1998, 2003; • remodeled offices, dressing rooms; • metal hull refurbished – dry dock, sandblasted, new metal overlay, repainted, coal tar emulsion coating in 1996/97 and 2006/07; • internal restructuring and repairs: re-support of stage, hull, roof, tin ceiling sections replaced, designs per historic landmark guidelines, hull check, repairs and re-coat; • winches, mooring cables, emergency generator. Until 1994, there wasn’t even a furnace on board the vessel. “We’d rehearse musicals on the Showboat in the offseason,” recalled Perrino. (Though she now serves as business manager, Perrino was the staff choreographer from1986 through 2003.) “The winds blew and the snow fell on the Public Landing and it was as cold as cold can be. The ‘ol Showboat didn’t have any heat. We’d dance and keep warm by wearing layers, hat, gloves, etc., moving around for an entire fourhour rehearsal period to keep from freezing. The water was shut off during the off season, too. So while we were on board there were no usable restrooms. During breaks, we’d just pile down the ramp of the Majestic into a couple of cars and drive to the nearest gas station to use their facilities,” she said. Doing battle with the rising river may have been the most adventurous part of the past 20 years. “I’d say the nautical management aspect gave us the first big kick in the pants,” said Tim Perrino. He remembers, “When I first

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got the job in December 1990, I drove down to the ‘Boat to check out the venue. As I cruised behind the old Riverfront Stadium, I looked to my right to see the Showboat floating above me! Only then did I notice that I was driving through a very large puddle ... a puddle that stretched from the stadium to Newport. The mighty Ohio was seven feet over flood stage and my “new” theatre job was precariously clinging to the Cincinnati shore ... ” Since then, this team has survived many floods, including the third highest water since World War II, during the flood of 1997. Production manager Matt Lape has since joined the original staff of three. Tim, Denny, Jennifer and Matt were once the new kids on the water, but today they are bona fide river rats, running a successful summer stock theatre while sharing it with events like Tall Stacks and Riverfest, windstorms, ghost hauntings, hit shows and summer nights by the shore. But this crew loves the Showboat – the most distinctive theatre in the United States – in a country that invented showboatin’ – in a town that came to life by the steam whistle of the riverboat. Jennifer Perrino may say it best, “20 years have passed quickly (nearly half my life) and what an adventure it has been. I wouldn’t trade my experiences on the Showboat for all the fly space in the world! Cincinnati is lucky to have the Showboat Majestic as its own unique theatre, filled with the charm of yesteryear. To me it’s like having a tree house on the water that we get to work in every spring/summer. And those experiences never get old.” Come aboard the Showboat Majestic as she celebrates the 88th season in her legendary career! The summer will feature musicals and comedies to please every patron – aboard America’s last showboat – a genuine National Historic Landmark. The upcoming season includes: • “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” June 2-June 20: A smart, fun musical revue of the greatest hits of composer team Lieber and Stoller, including Duke of Earl, Poison Ivy, Kansas City and Elvis’ Hound Dog. • “Cottonpatch Gospel,” July 7-July 25: Harry Chapin (Cat’s in the Cradle, Taxi) provided the great songs to this clever and inspiring interpretation of the New Testament, set in the American South of not too long ago... • “The Nerd,” Aug. 4Aug. 22: Larry Shue’s laugh out loud tale of a long-lost buddy, who overstays his welcome and creates hysterical havoc for a group of friends, will change the way you play party games foreve. • “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” Sept. 8-Sept. 26: One of the greatest musical hits on Broadway! Millie Dillmont seeks her career, her fortune and her love in Manhattan circa 1922. Showboat subscription performances run at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays. Each show title runs for three weeks. Subscribers get the best seats at the best prices. For more information, call 241-6550 or visit www.











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Tuskegee Airmen discuss adventures

They took to the skies to fight for their country at a time when their own civil rights were often called in question or, in some instances, simply denied. But when called upon for duty, they never folded in the face of adversity, be it at home or abroad. They are American heroes. They are the Tuskegee Airmen. On Thursday, June 17, you are invited to hear some of them speak about their historic adventures as the stars of the next Insights Lecture Series event at Cincinnati Museum Center. Planes, military life and the struggle for freedom will likely be the featured topics during “An Evening with Cincinnati’s Tuskegee Airmen,” the next Insights Lectures Series event at 7:30 p.m., June 17 in Reakirt Auditorium. Founded in the 1940s and trained at Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama, the volunteer group would go on to become America’s first black military pilots. Serving their country proudly, the soldiers would fight in two wars – one overseas against America’s adversaries in World War II and one at home as they faced racial injustice and struggle for civil rights. It would not be

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until after the war that President Harry S. Truman would enact Executive Order 9981 mandating equal treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services – an act considered by many to be the first step toward racial integration in the United States. Now, the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen will share their experience as part of the famed group in an evening sure to educate, enthrall and entertain. The Tuskegee Airmen will also be featured in Cincinnati Museum Center’s upcoming blockbuster exhibition America I AM: The African American Imprint opening Saturday, June 19. Featuring more than 200 artifacts showcasing five centuries of history, America I AM showcases African Americans’ economic, socio-political, cultural and spiritual contributions to and impact on America. Members of the Greater Cincinnati chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen will be on site in the exhibit from 1 to 3 p.m. every Saturday to discuss their experiences throughout the exhibit’s run. Accompanying the group’s gallery talks will be screenings of On Freedom’s Wings: Bound for Glory – The

Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen. The 1 hour documentary opens in modern Iraq where the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing – the famed unit of the original Airmen – is headquartered and closes with the 2007 presentation of the Congressional Gold Medal to 300 Tuskegee alumni by former President George W. Bush. The film will be shown at 3 p.m. Saturday June 26, Saturday, July 24, Saturday, Aug. 28, Saturday, Sept. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 23. Lectures take place on the third Thursday of the month inside Reakirt Auditorium and feature “local and national experts discussing a variety of subjects that are chosen for their relevance and their ability to spark insight and dialogue.” Each lecture is free and open to the public; seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information about the Insights Lecture Series, contact Cincinnati Museum Center Manager of Adult Programs Clara Matonhodze at 2877000, ext. 7230 or e-mail For more information on Cincinnati Museum Center, call 287-7000 or visit

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Ankur Shukla, 25, 8100 Muchmore Point, recited, May 10. Cassandra Highley, 27, 2165 Oakbrook, driving under suspension, child restraint, May 14. Two Juveniles, 16, underage consumption, May 15. Two Juveniles, 17, underage consumption, May 15. Juvenile, 15, underage consumption, May 15. Jacob Frazier, 19, 4855 Miami Ave., underage consumption, keg law, contributing to delinquency of minor, May 15. Matthew Taylor, 18, 8180 Clippinger,

drug possession, May 16. James Spradlin, 31, 1343 Norma, drug paraphernalia, marijuana possession, May 17.

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence At Graves Road, May 15.


Two ladders taken at 5440 Miami Ave., May 10.


Possible identity theft reported at 7580 Graves, May 13.


MDC damaged in patrol unit at 4855 Miami Road, May 15.

About police reports

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


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Free June art classes funded by Fine Arts Fund grant Summer is an exciting time at the Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center in Mariemont. Two free art classes are being offered this summer at the Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center in Mariemont thanks to a

grant from the Fine Arts Fund. “Hunting for Treasure,” a five day class taught by Linda Trucksis, is offered free to students going into fourth through eighth grades on June 14-18 and again on June 21-25.

“I’m so excited to have this opportunity to work with students free of charge this summer,” said instructor Linda Trucksis. “We are going to make a mosaic treasure box for summer treasures while exploring some fundamentals about



color and design.” The Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center at 6980 Cambridge Ave., in Mariemont. Also called “The Barn,” it is beginning its third summer program of classes for children going into second


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GATLINBURG . Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661

Hilton Head Island, SC

Visit and plan a getaway with Seashore Vacations. Our beach is free. Specials available for golf, tennis, dining, more. Visit our

NEW YORK DESTIN . Maravilla & Majestic Sun Resorts. Local owner has gorgeous 2 BR condo with breathtaking views, 2 pools & tennis. Only 20 steps to the beach! Close to everything. Great rates! Special for week of June 12. Visit online at or call the Burkes at 513-582-4649.


DESTIN. Local owner, 1 or 2 luxury condos. 2 BR, 2 BA overlooking gulf, sugar white beaches. Heated pool, hot tubs & more. 937-767-8449,or visit



Registration ends June 7. Class fees vary. For additional information, call The Barn at 2723700 or check the blog for information and a downloadable registration form at http://wacccbarn.blogspot. com.


The Rooster’s Nest is a unique Bed and Breakfast located in Winchester, Ohio, off State Route 32, about an hour east of Cincinnati.


NORTH CAROLINA EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 1-252-354-5555 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty

Bed & Breakfast

The B&B consists of a log of constructed building logs dating back to 1788, yet is complete will modern amenities. There are three rooms available, each with a queen bed and private bath.

through ninth grades. Ten experienced art teachers have been engaged to teach 17 different classes ranging from water resist techniques and paper art to drawing, jewelry, Latin Culture Art, ceramics, painting and more.

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

GATLINBURG. Choose a 2 or 3 BR chalet, conveniently located, richly appointed and meticulously main tained. Pet friendly. 877-215-3335 or visit

GATLINBURG ! Luxurious cabins on trout streams. Park-like settings. Hot tubs. Close to National Park & Dollywood. Great rates! $105 & up. 800-404-3370


1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.

NORRIS LAKE. Located at Powell Valley Resort. 2 BR/1BA, fully furnished priv. home. Covered porch, deck. Lake access. $95/nt. 423-5628353,


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