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Indian Hill furloughs projected Village Council discussing unpaid time off for employees

By Rob Dowdy

Rain gardening

The Greenacres Foundation understands the many uses and benefits of rain gardens, and is passing that knowledge on to teachers throughout the region. The foundation, along with numerous other local entities, recently hosted two rain garden workshops for 60 teachers from six counties at the Hamilton County Educational Service Center. The workshops were aimed at teachers from third grade through high school and matched state academic standards. SEE STORY, A2

Under the stars

The Greenacres Arts Center recently conducted its first “Under the Stars” concert featuring members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. The concert featured the orchestra’s woodwind quintet as they played for large crowd gathered on the arts center lawn. SEE PHOTOS, A3

Every Indian Hill village employee will have to take one furlough day each month starting in August, unless the village receives a substantial increase in inheritance tax revenue. During last week’s Indian Hill Village Council meeting, council discussed the likely scenario of every employee in the village taking one furlough day each month throughout the remainder of the year. Councilman Mark Tullis noted the furlough day, which is an unpaid day off, would essentially act as a 3 percent pay cut for employees and will save the village approximately $22,000 each month furloughs are in effect. The village has 82 full-time employees and an additional eight to 10 permanent part-time employees. Council originally decided to wait until July 1 to decide whether the furloughs would be put in place, but ultimately decided to

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wait until August to determine if additional revenues would come. That now appears unlikely, as City Manager Mike Burns said furloughs are on the horizon. “It’s automatically going to happen Aug.1 unless something substantial happens,” he said. Tullis said council wanted to postpone implementing the furloughs in case the village received a hefty amount of inheritance tax. The village budgeted for $2

million in inheritance tax in its 2010 budget. Indian Hill has currently received approximately $800,000 in inheritance tax so far this year, and the village recently made numerous budget cuts to prepare for its “worst case scenario” of receiving only $1 million for the entire year. Tullis said council is still acting under that assumption to be prepared for the worst.

Here’s a look at other topics of discussion during the June 21 Indian Hill Village Council meeting: • Mayor David Ottenjohn noted the village is setting aside approximately $250,000 for road resurfacing in the 2011 budget. The village postponed its road resurfacing program the previous two years because of budget restraints. • Councilwoman Lindsay McLean said recent storms have caused some damage along the village’s bridle trails. She said public works is cleaning up the damage and debris, but the process could take some time. • Council went into executive session to discuss the potential of pending litigation in the recent Anderson Township Board of Zoning Appeals decision to grant Martin Marietta a conditionaluse permit to operate an underground limestone mine near the corner of Round Bottom and Broadwell roads, as well as personnel issues involving union contracts.

Costly appeal

The Indian Hill Exempted Village School District could see a revenue loss of more than $180,000. Duke Energy recently notified local school districts that it has filed an appeal that could allow the company to reduce overall property tax payments by $40 million. The Indian Hill school district, along with 700 Southwest Ohio school districts, cities and villages will be impacted. “It was an absolute surprise,” said Julia Toth, district treasurer. SEE STORY, A4

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Indian Hill High School senior Lauren Lytle takes a break with a local child during Horizon Community Church's recent mission trip to Mexico.


Church mission mixes work with play on trip to Mexico By Rob Dowdy

Horizon Community Church’s recent trip to Mexico was successful, both in the amount of work students completed and the experience of a week in a foreign country. The church brought 16 local high school students, two college students and four adults to Mexico for a week of mission work. Students worked at an orphanage planting trees, helped com-

plete a driveway and performed other duties to improve the conditions of the site. Amy Rudge, student ministry director for Horizon, said while working on the building was important, students also spent time with the residents of the orphanage. She said students spent a great deal of time playing with children at the orphanage. “It was great,” Rudge said. “They worked really hard.” Indian Hill High School senior

Lauren Lytle, who also went on the same trip last year, said the time spent playing games with the children and taking them to the park made the trip worthwhile. “I’ve always loved working with kids,” she said. Rudge said Horizon has attended the Mexico mission trip in five of the last six years as part of a partnership between the church and Back2Back Ministries, a local ministry that organizes mission trips locally and abroad.


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The workshops were aimed at teachers from third grade through high school and matched state academic standards. Anne Lyon, director of Greenacres Water Quality Project, said the regional workshops showed teachers how to get the most out of each step in building the garden, which is meant to use water runoff to grow plants instead of allowing it to get to storm drains. “We’re keeping our resources here,” she said. Beverly Fennell, environmental science and biology teacher at Indian Hill High School, attended the workshop and said a rain garden is great hands-on activity that can bring les-


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Lora Alberto (far left) and Ryan Mooney-Bullock (kneeling) instruct a group of teachers on how to measure for the proper elevation when building a rain garden. The workshop was for teachers looking to construct a rain garden at their schools. sons learned in textbooks to life. “This is something (students) can really do with their hands and see a result,” she said. Judy Mouch, biology and watershed studies teacher at

nity. Lyon said the lessons that revolve around a rain garden are those that can be taught to students each year, as the garden can be replenished.

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Duke appeal could cost Indian Hill $182,000

By Forrest Sellers

lages it will start paying them fewer taxes now. Pat Hoffmann, regional communications director for Duke Energy Ohio, says that at the heart of its appeal is the way the value of personal property is assessed. “The state uses an assessment that we feel overvalues our property,”

The Indian Hill Exempted Village School District could see a revenue loss of more than $180,000. Duke Energy recently notified local school districts that it has filed an appeal that could allow Toth the company to reduce overall property tax payments by $40 million. The Indian Hill school district, along with 700 Southwest Ohio school districts, cities and villages will be impacted. “It was an absolute surprise,” said Julia Toth, district treasurer. Toth told Board of Education Sharp members this could mean a $182,000 reduction for the dis- she said. Hoffmann says the state trict. State taxing authorities are bases property values on historic currently considering Duke’s costs of the property minus appeal, although Duke has told depreciation. She says Duke school districts, cities and vil- wants the state to look at fair market values and what a buyer

might pay if the company was for sale, taking into account its net operating income. Hoffmann said Duke paid taxes during the first half of the year based on the state’s assessed value while the company tried to negotiate a settlement. But there was no settlement and the company has decided to pay taxes on what it believes is a fair value as the appeal goes forward. “We understand paying property taxes is part of the cost of doing business, and we gladly pay our fair share,” she said. “But we can’t pay more than our fair share.” Indian Hill school board President Tim Sharp said, “We continue to look at our revenue and expenses.” Toth did not elaborate on specific measures the district may take because of Duke’s appeal. “We are monitoring both sides of the ledger,” she said.


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Indian Hill ranks 190 on Newsweek’s list of top public schools By Forrest Sellers

Indian Hill High School has once again made Newsweek magazine’s list of top high schools. Indian Hill ranked 190 on the 2010 list of 1,623 schools. The school has placed on the list in previous, consecutive years. According to the magazine only 6 percent of all public schools in the United States are included on the list. The list is prepared by taking the total number of advanced placement, international baccalaureate and Cambridge exams given and dividing this by the number of graduating seniors. Jane Knudson, superintendent of the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District, said it is also important to consider how well students performed on the tests. “While we are delighted to be on the Newsweek list, we believe the best high schools show success on multiple academic levels,” she said. Indian Hill High School administered 560 advanced placement exams in 2009.

Eighty-five percent of the students qualified for college credit with a score of three or better on a one to five scale. Twenty-nine percent received the highest possible score on one or more of the advanced placement exams. “The best high schools determine their success by more Striebich than just one criteria for ranking,” said Nancy Striebich, principal of Indian Hill High School. Indian Hill High School has advanced placement courses concentrating Knudson on a variety of disciplines. Four new advanced placement courses have been added to the curriculum for the next school year – art history, world history, human geography and psychology.


Peggy Lovro, who teaches Chinese language and culture at Indian Hill High School, will visit China during summer break. She will travel with Seven Hills School students and meet with educators and high school students.

Teacher promotes Chinese culture

By Forrest Sellers

Indian Hill teacher Peggy Lovro will visit her native home of Tianjin, China, during summer break. However, she will do more than visit with family. Lovro, who teaches Chinese language and culture, will travel with Seven Hills School students and meet with high school students and teachers in China. “I hope to work out details on how we can bring (Indian Hill Schools) students here as well,” she said. Lovro, who is a resident of Montgomery, plans to meet with educators to discuss their academic programs and also interact with the students. “I want to interview local high school students to see what their perspective of our culture is,” she said. In addition to visiting Tianjin, Beijing and Xi’an, Lovro, 36, also will attend the World Expo in Shanghai.

“(The students) will have firsthand experience in what this culture is like and the importance of cross culture communication.”

Peggy Lovro Indian Hill High School Chinese language and culture teacher

She plans to take numerous pictures to share in the classroom. The Seven Hill students will tour local landmarks, spend a week with Tianjin high school students and meet with local street vendors, where they will have an opportunity to further develop their language skills. “The students are not tourists,” said Lovro. “They are travelers with the (goal) of learning local culture and language. “They will have firsthand experience in what this culture is like and the importance of cross culture communication.”


St. Ursula Villa students who earned Academic Excellence Awards during the school’s graduation ceremony June 2 are, front row from left, Valedictorian Jay Brannan, Emma Ciesick, Lily Motz and Emma Compton and Valedictorian Zoe Altenau; back row, Cameron Laatsch, Julie Ivers, Elizabeth Williams, Sarah Mahon, Lawren Pieper, Raichel Jenkins and Valedictorian Emma Siegel.

Villa grads receive honors, scholarships St. Ursula Villa’s graduating class of 2010 joined the ranks of St. Ursula Villa alumni at a graduation ceremony June 2. Following a special liturgy held earlier in the day, Principal Sally Hicks presided over the presentation of awards and Michelle Keating, chair of the St. Ursula Villa Board of Trustees, presented the graduates with their diplomas. The 2010 graduates were recipients of numerous honors and distinctions including scholarships worth more than $404,000, received by 37 percent of the graduating class. Scholarship awards offered to them by area high schools include: McNicholas High School – Zoe Altenau (Anderson Township), Jay Brannan (Hyde Park), Eliot Dorlac (Hyde Park), Julie Ivers (Loveland), Raichel Jenkins (Anderson Town-

ship), Cameron Laatsch (Anderson Township), Emma Siegel (Anderson Township), Meredith Stautberg (Anderson Township) and Elizabeth Williams (Anderson Township). Moeller High School – Jay Brannan (Hyde Park) Elliot Dorlac (Hyde Park), Patrick Gunning (Indian Hill) and Adam Zink (Hyde Park). Saint Ursula Academy – Emma Siegel (Anderson Township) and Elizabeth Williams (Anderson Township). Seven Hills – John Kelly (Anderson Township) and Lawren Pieper (West Clermont). Summit Country Day School – Jay Brannan (Hyde Park), Ned Castleberry (Hyde Park), Jack Caudill (Hyde Park), Emma Ciesick (Anderson Township), Samantha Fry (Indian Hill) Raichel Jenkins

(Anderson Township), Sarah Mahon (Anderson Township), Sean Perme (Anderson Township), Lawren Pieper (West Clermont), Jenna Zicka (Anderson Township) and Adam Zink (Hyde Park). Ursuline Academy – Julie Ivers (Loveland). Additionally, Zoe Altenau, Jay Brannan and Emma Siegel, the students with the highest overall averages in major subjects during the seventh and eighth grades, earned the honors of co-valedictorian. Students who maintained an A average in their major subjects during both the seventh and eighth grade were recognized with the Academic Excellence Award. These students were Ciesick, Emma Compton, Ivers, Jenkins, Laatsch, Mahon, Lily Motz, Pieper and Williams.


Erin Jansen, daughter of Stuart Jansen and Michelle Lampe, has been named to the 2010 winter/spring dean’s list at Centre College. She is a graduate of Indian Hill High


Jacqueline Gentner has been named to the 2010 spring semester dean’s list at Northeastern University. She is from Indian Hill.

Elisa K. Tatham and Euri S. Uchiyama have been named to the 2010 spring semester dean’s list at Boston University. Both students are from Indian Hill.

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Littman defines ‘all-around’ success

By Mark Chalifoux

Indian Hill’s Matt Littman has an exhausting record of extraordinary accomplishments, but his favorite high school memory is suiting up for the Indian Hill football team on fall Friday nights. “You work the whole summer for that,” Littman said. “Coming out with the band playing, in the fall weather, it’s exciting. Being able to be an Indian Hill Brave is worth all the hard work and to be able to win games and be a part of some great teams is what I’ll remember most.” Littman is a four-year football player and a twoyear starter as a defensive back and was also a captain on the track team. Littman was also selected as the Indian Hill Journal Sportsman of the Year. Readers nominated and voted for candidates through online voting. Indian Hill head football coach Mike Theisen said Littman is a very good football player and, more importantly, is a first-class young man. “I had him in class as well and he was an ‘A’ student for me. He’s an outstanding student and a great role model for everyone,” Theisen said. “The kids love him. The faculty love him. He’s just an allaround great young man.” The “all-around great person” label is thrown around frequently by coaches, but Littman has done more than enough to warrant the label. In addition to his athletic accomplishments, he had a 3.9 grade-point average and tutored kids as a member of the National Honor Society. He was involved in student government all four years and was the student body vice president as a senior. He served as the president of the school’s spirit club and also founded the school’s Union of Jewish Athletes. He was also a two-time district champion in DECA, a marketing competition for high school students. He finished seventh in the state as a junior and was a state champion as a senior. He also placed third in the international contest as a senior. He was also in chorus and did a considerable amount of charity work. “When you are doing something you enjoy it’s not too difficult,” Littman said of his hectic schedule. “I really enjoy high school and sports was a passion for me, so it was never hard to show up and practice and do my best.” Littman said one of his biggest influences in football was former Indian Hill head coach Kevin Siple. “Ever since I was a little kid he pushed me to play and kept me on the right


Matt Littman saves a breakaway run in a diving attempt by taking down Turpin’s Wayne Dunham. Littman is the Indian Hill Journal Sportsman of the Year.


Indian Hill’s Heidi Wagner looks to steal a base against Madeira. Head coach John Slonim called Wagner the team’s best base-runner.


Indian Hill High School graduate Matt Littman, middle right, is the Indian Hill Journal Sportsman of the Year. At top is his father, Dan; on his left is his mother, Susan; and in front, on right is his sister, Rachel, 16; and brother, Jason, 13.

The Littman file • DECA state champion and international finalist • Two-year starter on football team • 3.9 GPA • Track team captain • Founded school’s Union for Jewish Athletes • Student government vice president course to play football,” Littman said. “I know it’s a sore subject for some people when he left but he was a great guy and was always looking out for the community.” Off of the gridiron, Littman cited his DECA experience as one of his favorite memories. “It involves leadership skills, academic skills and speaking skills. To put that all together for that competition and to compete against some of the best students in the world at the international level was a pretty neat experience,” Littman said. He competed alone as a junior and teamed with Marc Lubitz as a senior and said he enjoyed working with a teammate more. In student government, he was most proud of his work with the school’s spirit club. “I like being involved with students and finding new ways student life can be improved,” he said. “That’s a passion of mine and putting together programs to increase our school spirit allowed me to merge athletics with student body


Matt Littman runs the 200-meter dash for the Indian Hill Braves. He was track captain his senior year. Littman is the Indian Hill Journal Sportsman of the Year. life. It made the school a better place, and that’s why I love student government,” Littman said. He also did two years of track and was a captain in his senior year. “He has some true leadership skills and talents and he was a kid who would step up wherever we needed him,” said Indian Hill’s head track and field coach Susan Savage. “He did experience success, and it’s a blessing when hard-working kids succeed. That’s what this country is supposed to be about. I think he’ll be successful in whatever he tries.” Next for Littman is Ohio State University. He contemplated going to the University of Chicago and playing football but ultimately decided to become a Buckeye and major in biology on the premed track. “I wanted to focus on my education and I’m really interested helping people, so that’s why I want to study microbiology,” he said. He also plans to double-major in marketing, given his success at the high school level. If there’s one thing that the people around him have in common, it’s complete confidence that Littman will continue to be successful in whatever path he chooses. “There’s a great future for Matt because when he puts his mind to something he always fulfills what he’s trying to do,” Theisen said. “There’s no question about his success at all. He is a first-class young man all the way and we’re going to miss him at Indian Hill.”

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Wagner a hit-maker in softball, band

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Indian Hill’s Heidi Wagner was a sophomore when John Slonim took over the softball program and told the team it would win 15 games in a season by the time she was a senior. Wagner was doubtful, as the team was coming off a three-win season in her freshman year. “It just seemed like it was going to take so much work, but I hadn’t really seen the potential of our team yet,” Wagner said. “As we played more games and our team bonded and grew, I became pretty certain we’d get there my senior year.” Wagner was part of the senior nucleus that helped turn the program around and led the Braves to an 188 season in the spring. She also won the Indian Hill Journal Sportswoman of the Year award, which is based on outstanding performance on and off the field. Readers nominated and voted for candidates through online voting. Wagner said seeing the transformation of the program and breaking the goal for wins was an “awesome” feeling. “I felt like we had finally come together as a team and we were starting to understand what it meant to be a winning team,” Wagner said. “No matter who we were playing we knew we had a chance, and it didn’t

The Heidi Wagner file • Two year co-captain of softball team • First-team All-Cincinnati Hills League catcher • 3.99 GPA • Member of National Honor Society • Marching band drum major

Wagner matter what teams did to us in the past. ” Slonim said Wagner, along with pitcher Becca Conn, helped form the nucleus of the Braves’ softball team for the past two seasons. Wagner and Conn were co-captains both seasons and Wagner has been catching for Conn since they were in the seventh grade. “We had a great relationship,” Wagner said. She also said the close bond the team had helped the Braves find success. “The girls finally started to understand the goals and achievements Becca and I have wanted for a long time and they really looked up to us,” she said. “This was the closest and tightest team we’ve had. Being close on and off the field really helps your performance, because you know you can trust someone to do something for you.” Slonim said Wagner was the team’s best allaround player. She was a first-team AllCincinnati Hills League player and was third in the conference in RBI in 2010. She led the team in RBI, steals and on-base percentage. She also found a considerable amount of success off the field.

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“She’s just a really good role model for our younger players,” Slonim said. “She did all the things you want your seniors to do.” Wagner had a 3.99 grade-point average and took a number of AP classes. She was in the National Honor Society, did volunteer work, and was the drum major for the marching band. “That was another great thing,” Wagner said. “It’s so different to be involved in something like that and I got to see so many kids grow, including myself. And becoming the leader in my senior year, that was really a defining moment for band experience.” She said being involved in so many activities helped her learn how to manage a busy schedule, which will be useful in college. Wagner plans to go to the University of Cincinnati to study biomedical engineering, a passion she began to develop after her grandfather had a defibrillator installed. “He talked to me about the guy who was in charge of that and what an interesting man he was and told me a lot about his job, so that sparked my interest. I’ve also always been one for science,” she said. Wagner said she hopes to see the softball program continue to grow and have success. “It’s sad to leave when things are just kicking off, but it’s really great to know so many girls are going to get to experience successful seasons like these,” she said. “My younger sister will be a freshman next year and hopefully she gets to experience a team like we had. Hopefully what we did will help it keep growing.”


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July 1, 2010


Crew takes cup

While enjoying an undefeated season, the CUP Crew Boca Juniors take the State Cup title. They battled the best teams in the southern half of Ohio for a two weekend tournament. The Boca Juniors play for the Cincinnati United Soccer Club and are coached by Kim Scheper. The Boca Juniors are, from left: Donny Stock, Joseph Grimes, J.J. Wolf, Brady Roberts, Nate Logan, Jerred McGuire, Jared Gworek, Henry Schertzinger, Harrison Schertzinger, J.D. Locke and Andy Mills. Not pictured, Scotty Horvath.

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The U9 Hammer Premier boys win the Gold Division Championship at Strawberry Festival Soccer Tournament in Troy. From left are Pete Bishop, Jimmy Poynter, Connor Noon, Elias Ordonez, Ben Ramos, Michael Wampler, Samuel Bernicke, Jeremy Wittenbaum, David Reininger. Coaches are Chris Childs, Head Trainer Jeff Clark and Thom Nickley.

Doerger seeking one more coaching job Jerry Doerger, a Cincinnati coaching legend with a career spanning more than half a century, is looking for one last chance to shape young minds and meld successful basketball players. On the cusp of his 74th birthday and with 540 wins in tow, Doerger is hoping to find a home for his oldschool style, he said. “I’m wide open for the upcoming season,” Doerger said, who turns 74 Wednesday, June 30. “I feel like I have a few more years left in me and if someone is looking for an old coach that still has something left, I would certainly consider it.” Doerger’s 540-career wins rank 20th all-time in the state of Ohio for varsity boys basketball coaches. Former St. Xavier coach Dick Berning is No. 16 with 568 wins and is the next highest Cincinnati coach on the list.

A sevenyear stint at the helm of Clermont Northeastern’s program came an end for Anthony to Doerger folAmorini lowing the Reporter’s 2009-2010 seanotebook winter son, which saw the coach suspended for his final game with the Rockets. An altercation with a CNE senior and the student’s father Feb. 20 led to Doerger’s suspension and soon after Rocket administrators announced the decision to replace Doerger. “Coach Doerger was informed several weeks ago that Clermont Northeastern was going in another direction with our boys basketball program,” CNE Superintendent Neil Leist said via eSince 1864


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mail Wednesday, May 19. At the time of the Feb. 20 incident, CNE Principal Matt Earley and athletic director Charlie Tackett declined to comment about the altercation and the team’s four seniors did not return messages seeking comment. Doerger, who did comment about the incident in a March 3 story in the Community Press, said there was no physical altercation with either the senior or his father. “It leaves a bad taste in my mouth, but I’m not mad at anybody,” Doerger said of the suspension. “I just hope that’s not my last coaching memory.” But long before his tumultuous end at CNE, there was the beginning of what would become an unforgettable career. Doerger still remembers the first team he coached: A 37-0 middle school team consisting of seventh- and eighth-graders at St.

Big Fish: McNick’s Wilson on Doerger Chris Wilson, a 1995 McNicholas High School graduate, recounted a story about the McNick Rockets traveling to the University of Cincinnati’s Shoemaker Center in preparation for one of its trips to state. Wilson and McNick went to the state Final Four twice while playing for Doerger from 1991 to 1995. Bob Huggins’ Bearcats were just wrapping up practice when the Rockets arrived and Huggins stopped his team in the middle of a rebounding drill to acknowledge Doerger, Wilson said. “He gathered his team around and said ‘Gentlemen, this is the best coach, high school or college, in the state of Ohio,’” Wilson remembered. “You can ask 99-percent of my 1995 team what they learned while playing for Coach Doerger and you’ll get the same answer. “Go hard no matter what you are doing in life. There is no other way to play basketball, study, raise your kids or love your family and friends,” Wilson said.

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Clement in the winter of 1955-1956. A 1954 Roger Bacon graduate, Doerger was just out of high school and still searching for his calling, he said. Working full-time at a lumber yard, Doerger was unable to make daily practices from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Out of necessity, he successfully taught his young players to drill from 4 p.m. to 4:30 without supervision. “We didn’t have enough practice time to just be sitting around waiting on me,” Doerger joked. Doerger remembers one day in particular when Ed Kluska – coach of the Xavier University football team during its most successful span including a 3512-2 record from 19471951 – stopped him after practice. Kluska had a son on the team and was impressed with the squad’s ability to focus for half an hour on its own before Doerger’s arrival. “(Kluska) couldn’t believe the kids were working the drills without a coach for such a long time,” Doerger said. “He told me I should look into getting a coaching job and the rest is history.” When Doerger was inducted into the McNicholas High School Athletic Hall of Fame three years ago, 11 of 12 players from the undefeated 1955 St. Clement team attended the ceremony. “It was amazing that all those guys made it,” Doerger said. “I’ll never forget that (37-0) number. It’s the only undefeated team I ever coached.” It’s safe to assume Doerger successfully found his calling seeing as 55 years have passed and he still yearns to lead young men into battle on the hardwood. “I’m a basketball coach, plain and simple,” Doerger said. Doerger became a high school coach in 1962 when he was named as the fresh-

Doerger remembers Sylvester brothers, Tabler Though Jerry Doerger was hesitant to single out his favorite players of all-time, the coach still had a shortlist including Mike Sylvester, Steve Sylvester and Buddy Bell at Moeller and Pat Tabler at McNick. “Bobby Knight was in my class recruiting Tabs,” Doerger said of Pat. “But then the New York Yankees drafted him in the first round (in 1976) and that was that.” Tabler went on to play for five Major League Baseball teams from 1981 to 1992. Buddy Bell also played for five teams during his MLB career, which spanned 1972 to 1989 and included a stint with the Cincinnati Reds from 1985 to 1988. Mike Sylvester of Milford went on to win a silver medal in the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow playing for the Italian team and was a professional basketball player from 1977 to 1990 on teams throughout Italy. Steve Sylvester of Milford

played in the National Football League for nine seasons for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders from 1975 to 1983 after playing college football at Notre Dame. “He wasn’t too bad at basketball either,” Doerger joked of the football star. Led by legendary coach Ara Parseghian, Notre Dame won a National Championship in 1973 during Steve’s days with the Fighting Irish. Led by John Madden and Tom Flores, Steve and the Raiders won Super Bowl XI, Super Bowl XV and Super Bowl XVIII. “I have a letter from Steve Sylvester that’s probably the greatest letter I ever got. He was comparing me to his great coaches (including Parseghian, Madden and Gerry Faust) and he listed me above them in helping build his character and success,” Doerger said. “To be listed in the same sentence, and even above those guys, was incredible.”

men coach at a brand new Cincinnati institution, Moeller High School. Moeller opened in 1960. By the 1965-1966 winter season, Doerger was the varsity head coach at Moeller where he would remain until taking an assistant coaching job at the collegiate level under Xavier Musketeer head coach George Krajack in 1970. But Krajack left in 1971 – just one year after Doerger joined the program – which left him without a team for the first time in his career. “After that I was out of coaching for five years. And it was in my so-called prime,” Doerger joked. “I took over my dad’s job (as a cemetery superintendent at St. John Cemetery and St. Mary Cemetery in St. Bernard), but I always knew I would coach again someday.” That day arrived in the winter of 1975-1976 when Doerger began a 29-year stint as the head coach at McNicholas High School. The McNick Rockets went to the state Final Four on five occasions during Doerger’s tenure. “The 1983-1984 season when we first went to state at McNick comes to mind,” Doerger said when asked about his fondest coaching memories. And as for his favorite players? “I’ve just had so many great ones. And not just great players, but great kids who turned into exceptional men,” Doerger said. For Doerger, building character and teaching his players how to be great people in addition to great players was always the goal, he said. “I wanted them to be

good basketball players, but I was also going to make the best person I could make out of them and I think I was pretty successful with that,” Doerger said. For the most part, I think generations of Doerger’s former players would agree. “I have never and will never forget the lessons, basketball and life, that were instilled in us (by Coach Doerger),” 1995 McNicholas graduate and Pierce Township resident Chris Wilson said via e-mail. McNick went to the state Final Four on two occasions during the time Wilson played for Doerger from 1991 to 1995. “If outsiders think that Jerry is abrasive and wired now, you should have seen him during the years that I played for him,” Wilson said. “But here’s the thing: He is a basketball coach, a leader and a winner.” One day, Doerger may well land in the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame as one-of-39 boys’ coaches in state history to win at least 500 games. But coaches must be retired for one full season before being eligible for induction into the hall, according to the organization’s website, and Doerger isn’t planning on making that announcement in the near future. “That would be a big honor and I think I’m on the list of current candidates,” Doerger said of the hall of fame. “But I’m not quite ready to retire yet.” Anthony Amorini is a senior sports reporter for The Community Press. You can reach him at .


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If you had one day to do anything, where would you spend the day locally? Why?

“I would happily spend the day on my front porch, reading. My front porch is my summertime oasis – lush with plants and comfortable wicker furniture. Great place to read, nap, chat with neighbors as they pass by.” J.S.B. “If I had one day to do anything locally, I would spend it in the company of my wife and our daughter, providing she could find someone to watch her two little ones so we could relax. “My oldest son doesn’t like this kind of stuff, so I wouldn’t make him join in, and our youngest son is out of town. “We could include my wonderful next door neighbors, and have a nice meal catered in, with a bunch of firewood, some cold ones, and some good music. “May not sound like much, but boy, I like it!!” Bill B. “Most likely in a comfortable hammock under a large shade tree on a low humidity/low temperature day listening to the natural surroundings. No phone, no internet, no interruptions. Why? Stress relief.” O.H.R. “One day to do something locally...I’d want to be on a yacht cruising the Ohio River with blue skies and sunshine. I’d want to be waited on with whatever I wanted to eat and drink and have my family and friends with me. That would be a great day!” E.E.C. “Would love to spend one day, when not so hot, on a gravel bar in a secluded area of the Little Miami River fly fishing and bird watching.” J.Z. “Start the day at the street stalls on Court Street buying fresh produce then go to the Anderson Ferry and ride it into Kentucky. From there visit Devou Park in Covington. Then visit the Peace Bell in Newport and have lunch at Pompilio’s. From there visit the Krohn Conservatory and other museums in Eden Park. Check out Mount Adams on the way down to visit Fountain Square and stroll around. Go to Sawyer Point and stroll around then have dinner at

Next question What does patriotism mean to you? Who is the most patriotic person you know? Every week the Indian Hill Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to m with Chatroom in the subject line. the Boat House. If there’s a Reds’ game, take that in then call it a day.” R.V. “I grew up in the ‘40s and ‘50s in the city of Wyoming, and seldom get back out to the Valley. That’s where I’d spend a leisurely summer day. “I’d stop by both of my family homes and my grandparents Sears house (I’ve been fortunate to go through them as an adult). I’d drive by homes where relatives and friends lived so long ago, the golf course where we went sled riding and the convent grounds next to it, where we picked blackberries, had picnic lunches, picked wildflowers for our mothers, and visited the chapel. “The bakery where we got our birthday cakes is still there, and I’d stop for a treat. Of course many of the landmarks of my youth are long gone: the two drugstores with soda fountains, the 5 and 10 cent store, Kraus’ Hardware store, a hodgepodge of merchandise including penny candy, bubble gum, and bulk marbles for kids; the Vogue Theater, where we spent Saturday afternoon watching double features and where I got my first job; the dairy, where we watched milk being bottled and visited the horses in their barn; and the wonderful old library across from my school. “As I drove around Wyoming on my day there, all I’d have to do is close my eyes and I’d see them all again. It would be a wonderful day.” S.S. “I would like to check into a hotel with a lovely pool with no children splashing about. Then lazily float on a raft while someone brings me umbrella drinks (a swim up bar would be great too!)” C.A.S.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Camp traffic may be an inconvenience

Summer at Stepping Stones Center means a new season of camp, where children with significant disabilities are accepted for their abilities. It’s a place where it doesn’t matter if you move slower than the other kids. Camp also affects our neighbors who may experience traffic congestion when passing Stepping Stones’ entrance on Given Road when children are dropped off at 9 a.m. or picked up between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. We have staggered pick-up times, with preschoolers leaving at 2:30 p.m., buses at 3 p.m. and private cars at 3:30 p.m. The congestion will lessen as children and parents become accustomed to the drill. But children who move a little slower through life also move a little slower as they board buses




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and transfer from wheelchairs. We apologize for any inconvenience. Just as our families have learned to leave a time cushion in their daily schedule to accommodate their child’s challenges, we ask our neighbors to leave a little time cushion if your schedule includes the bottom of Given Road at 9 a.m. or 3 p.m. Old Indian Hill Road is a possible alternative. For those not in a hurry, we invite you to use that moment in traffic to appreciate the efforts of the young volunteers you see – perhaps your own children or neighbors – who spend their school vacations making sure children with disabilities have the best summer of their lives. Chris Adams Managing director, Stepping Stones Center Indian Hill




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Do more for kids by doing less for them I have been more than a little surprised how many people have said to me, “You are a brave woman.” Writing an opinion for our local paper is hardly an act of bravery. Being an active participant in local government, assessing school policies and advocating for quality of life issues is my civic responsibility. It is all I need to keep in mind as I continue my quest to bring attention to the issue of overindulging kids. An interesting parallel of this heated debate is that both sides feel like we are supporting and helping our kids to the best of our abilities. One subtle difference is our methodology. On one side are the parents, teachers, administrators and even some members of our local police department and a preponderance of grandparents who feel the way I do – that we do too much for our kids. On the other side, are parents and others who are tirelessly giving their time, energy and money in support of our kids, by doing more for them. Although the purpose of my articles has never been about After Prom per se, it seems like the most ardent protests are from the After Prom supporters. I am hearing loud and clear that the support for After Prom is huge. I honestly had no idea that it would be a more highly contentious debate than the oil spill in the Gulf. Given this surprising fact, I can’t think of a better place than the Op/Ed section of our local paper to freely and openly discuss this community issue. From what I have learned, After Prom has a long history and it was devised by parents to keep kids safe on prom night. I have been told countless times, “After Prom keeps kids away from alcohol, sex, and drugs.” I can’t think of a better thing to keep away from teenagers; however I do want to raise the following questions: What keeps them away from those things the night before prom and the night after? The remaining 364 days of the year offer the same temptations. How are we protecting them then? The real truth lies in teaching kids to protect themselves. It is teaching them our values and teaching them to make good decisions. Explaining to them the foundation of our thinking and serving as responsible role models ourselves. This will not only help protect them on prom night, but the nights leading up to prom and all their nights afterwards. I understand that prom night is a statistically dangerous time in a teenager’s life. But I think that if you talk to any parent who has suffered a personal tragedy surrounding their child, whatever day that tragedy happened to fall would be a statistically bad day for them. It wouldn’t necessarily be on prom night.

As a parent, I would also question why teenagers need to be out or (in the case of After Prom) encouraged to be out until four or five in the morning? Let’s just set those issues aside for a moment and let me lay out an argument discussing After Prom as it relates to over-indulgement, which believe it or not, is the basis for my articles. There is a wealth of information that has been studied and proven true about the deleterious effects of over-indulging kids. A recent study by Dr. David J Bredehoft, Professor of Psychology and Family Studies at Concordia University, studied three types of childhood over-indulgence: Too Much (too many clothes, privileges, toys, activities, entertainment, etc.); over–nurture (doing things for the child they should be doing for themselves, hovering, over-loving etc.); soft structure (no chores, too much freedom, allowed to dominate the family, not taught skill, no rules, rules were not enforced, etc.). Of these three types of overindulgence, the major culprit was “Too Much.” The bottom line to the study proved that if parents want their children to grow up to be greedy, self-centered and never satisfied, over-indulging them will help to lead them to that end. Bredehoft elaborates by saying, “Over-indulging children means giving them too much of what looks good, too soon, too long; giving them things or experiences that are not appropriate for their age or their interests and talents. Over-indulgence is the process of giving things to children to meet the adult’s needs, not the child’s needs.” The two statements that really resonate with me are, “Doing things for the child they should be doing for themselves” and Bredehoft’s statement that, “Overindulgence is the process of giving things to children to meet the adult’s needs, not the child’s needs.” If After Prom is such a key component in the life of our teenagers, could it be at all possible for the graduating seniors to put on their own After Prom party? My guess is that there would be a huge resistance to this idea. The biggest reasons are because the kids would have to do the work themselves and the other reason is because the parents would have to accept that the party might not be as grand and as wonderful without their personal involvement. To the heart of the matter, parenting experts will tell us that parents love to make their kids happy (our drug) and we become addicted to their happiness. Since we start this process when they are very young, the parents need to keep upping the ante to give their kids their next thrill. It becomes a never ending cycle that is consuming many kids and diverting their attention away from their work at school and instead, leading some down an unrewarding path of consumerism and self-centeredness. This year’s Newsweek ranking

of all high schools in the country placed Indian Hill High School in 190th place. In 2005 we were ranked Mary Stewart 65th. In 2001 Community we were 25th. Press guest A good columnist friend of mine told me that when she bought her home in 1995 she remembers our school ranking to be in the top 10 in the country. She also told me that this was the deciding factor as to why she bought a home in Indian Hill. There are many statistical comparisons used when determining successful schools. Our public schools certainly fall into the category of successful schools. However, why are we dropping year after year in the rankings? It is a widely accepted fact that Advanced Placement classes prepare students for college. With almost all of our graduating class going to college, shouldn’t a majority, if not all of our seniors take at least one Advanced Placement class to help prepare them for college? A principal in the Indian Hill School District recently told me that her number one complaint is that parents do not want their kids to suffer consequences. The parents defend, they mitigate, they bargain, and they blame others. This is a constant theme in many affluent schools. Could either of these affirmations have anything to do with not holding our kids accountable and doing too much for them? Are any of our actions of giving them an overabundance of our time, our money and our need to do things for them inhibiting them from reaching their full potential? Our kids are precious to us. They are our treasures. Let’s not be so addicted to their happiness that we give and give and forget to teach them how to work to achieve things themselves. Let’s make sure that we teach them that the important lessons in life are giving to other people. They are thinking of other people. They are accomplishing things on their own, unassisted and unaided, making their own mistakes and suffering their own consequences. This message comes from the experts, Dan Kindlon, one of the country’s leading child psychologists and author of Too Much of a Good Thing. Connie Dawson, PhD., and David Bredehoff, PhD, co-authors of How Much is Enough? And Silver Spoon Kids by Eileen Gallo, PhD, and Jon Gallo, JD. All of these educators and authors, and countless others, essentially say the same thing: “We give our kids too much and demand too little of them.” That is their message. I am the messenger. Mary Stewart lives in Indian Hill.


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Flip Daddy’s executive chef Rashid Hattar (left) and owner Bob Dames take a break behind the new restaurant’s bar. Flip Daddy’s recently opened on Wooster Pike in Columbia Township.

Flip Daddy’s serious about burgers, beer Residents in and around Columbia Township have a new reason to go out for hamburgers and beer. Flip Daddy’s, 7453 Wooster Pike, recently opened with a menu of unique hamburgers and 24 beers on tap. Owner Bob Dames said he’s been working on the restaurant’s concept for several years and said opening Flip Daddy’s was made easier by the “great” location on Wooster Pike. “It’s been a long journey and we’re so thrilled to be here,” he said. Flip Daddy’s executive chef, Rashid Hattar, said the restaurant’s burgers are made from a proprietary blend of ground chuck, brisket and short rib. “The burgers cook more like steak, because of that (blend),” he said. The burger blend is unique to Flip Daddy’s, and is ground specifically for the restaurant.

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7453 Wooster Pike in Columbia Township 272-BEER Bob Dames, owner Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. As for the beer, Dames said the 24 draft beers featured at Flip Daddy’s are mainly regional and craft beers. The restaurant has a beer menu, which details each beer with the amount of hops and alcohol volume contained in each. The local restaurant features a “burger of the month” and seasonal salads. By Rob Dowdy. Send your Small Business Spotlight suggestions to espangler@communitypress. com

THINGS TO DO Get some fresh air

The Cincinnati Horticultural Society is hosting Fresh Air School from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 1, at Meade House, 11887 Lebanon Road, Symmes Township. Children learn about food and where it comes from, cooking, plus international activities and crafts all while getting some fresh air. This month’s class is “Strawberry Festival.” Plant a strawberry patch; make a flower craft; make a mini strawberry shortcake with fresh cream. The event is open to ages 4-10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $10 per class; $9 Symmes Township resident. Registration is required. Call 872-5193, e-mail or visit www.cincy

Healthy kids

The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County is hosting the Humana Healthy Kids Zone at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 1, at the Madisonville Branch Library, 4830 Whetsel Ave., Madisonville. Learn about health, nutrition and fitness. The event includes yoga programs for children, African/Haitian dance lessons and more, and also includes a healthy snack. It is open to ages 5-12. Call 369-6029.

Story time

Joseph-Beth Booksellers is hosting Red, White and Blue

Story Time at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 2, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Norwood. Celebrate Independence Day with stories, treats and a craft. Call 396-8960 or visit

Celebrate the 4th

The village of Indian Hill is hosting the Indian Hill Independence Day Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3, at Cincinnati Country Day School, 6905 Given Road, Indian Hill. The parade travels along Shawnee Run Road and ends at Drake Road Primary School with food, drinks and activities for children. The Shawnee Run for Fun one-mile race starts at 10 a.m. at the corner of Drake and Shawnee Run roads. Fireworks are at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at Indian Hill High School, 6865 Drake Road, Indian Hill. The event is free. Call 561-7926 or visit

See the universe

Cincinnati Observatory Center is hosting the program “Comets & Meteors” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, at Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place, Mount Lookout. It is a University of Cincinnati Communiversity class for life-long learners interested in universe around them. The cost is $18. Registration is required. Call 556-6932 or visit

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Sara Dorman of Price Hill, originally from Boise, Idaho, flips an omelet for staff members at the Spice of Life.

Erica Cain of Springdale uses a blowtorch to heat up some shrimp aspic before the Spice of Life student-run cafe opens for lunch June 11.

Spice of Life Cafe Students at the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Ohio are learning more than just how to cook. Each Thursday and Friday during the school quarter, the Dining Room Services class tests their skills for the public, running and cooking for the Spice of Life Cafe at the Symmes Township campus. Mark Harris of College Hill, left, academic director for graphic design, Web design and The class gives every student the chance to interactive media, Julie Hengle of Maineville, academic director for fashion merchandising and advertising, and Adrienne Larson of Sharonville, store room manager, spend half of the quarter in the front of the enjoy an omelet at the Spice of Life student-run cafe June 11 at the International restaurant, Culinary School at the Art Institute of Ohio. Students in the Dining Room Services course fulfilling the run a public restaurant Thursdays and Fridays each quarter at the Symmes Township duties of the campus, 8845 Governor’s Hill Drive. manager, server and host. The other half of the quarter, the students spend in the back of the restaurant preparing and cooking meals. Lindsey Cook, both a chef and an instructor for the course, said the students in the class have to balance regular class work with the responsibility of running a restaurant. Classes include lectures in steps of service, managerial aspects and in food and beverage. Lunch will be offered at the Spice of Life Cafe at 8845 Governor’s Hill Drive from 11 a.m. to 2 Lied of Fairfield sets up a centerpiece p.m. The restaurant will open again Thursday, July Jessica before the Spice of Life student-run cafe opens 29. Reservations are recommended and can be for lunch June 11 at the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Ohio. Students in made by calling 833-2611. ALL PHOTOS BY AMANDA HOPKINS/STAFF

Karah Devord of Middletown shows off her edible serving at the Spice of Life.

the Dining Room Services course run a public restaurant Thursdays and Fridays each quarter at the Symmes Township campus, 8845 Governor's Hill Drive.

Safe swimming emphasized Hamilton County Public Health wants everyone to be aware of healthy swimming behaviors, particularly ways to prevent recreational water illnesses. Germs are spread by swallowing or having contact with contaminated water in swimming pools, water parks, hot tubs, interactive fountains, water play areas, lakes, rivers or oceans. “The best way to prevent recreational water illnesses is to keep germs out of the pool,” Hamilton County Health Commissioner Tim Ingram said. “All swimmers and parents of young children should do their part to maintain the safety of pools and recreational water activities.” Swimmers can become infected

with recreation water illnesses by swallowing, breathing or having contact with contaminated water from swimming pools. Swimmers who are ill may contaminate the water, posing a health risk for the healthy swimmers in the pool. Chlorine kills most germs over time, but some germs can survive in chlorinated water up to several days. These healthy swimming behaviors are important to remember this summer: 1. Do not swim and don’t allow children to swim when experiencing diarrhea. You can spread germs in the water and make other people sick. 2. Don’t swallow the pool water and try to avoid getting any in your mouth.

3. Practice good hygiene. Shower before swimming and wash your hands after using the toilet or changing diapers. Germs on your body end up in the water. 4. Take children on bathroom breaks or change diapers often. 5. Change diapers in a bathroom, not poolside. Germs can spread to surfaces and objects in and around the pool and spread illness. 6. Wash your child thoroughly with soap and water before and after swimming. Everyone has invisible amounts of fecal matter on their bottoms that end up in the pool. More information about healthy swimming is available at and


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Fresh Air School, 10 a.m.-noon Strawberry Festival: Plant a strawberry patch; make a flower craft; make a mini strawberry shortcake with fresh cream. Meade House, 11887 Lebanon Road. Children learn about food and where it comes from, cooking, plus international activities and crafts all while getting some fresh air. Ages 410. Must be accompanied by an adult. Family friendly. $10 per class; $9 Symmes Township resident. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Horticultural Society. 872-5193,; Symmes Township.


Blooms and Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 9669 S. Ohio 48, Other locations are LovelandMadeira Road. next to New Hope Church, south of Kroger’s north of I-275 ramp; and across from Maineville Kroger’s at the Shoppes at Grandin on Ohio 48. Presented by Blooms and Berries Farm Market. 6979173; Loveland. Turner Farm, 2:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road. Market includes naturally-raised meat and eggs and certified organic seasonal produce and flowers. Closes at dusk. 5617400; Indian Hill. Madeira Farmers’ Market, 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. City of Madeira,, 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. 6238058; Madeira.


City of Madeira Independence Day Festivities, 8 p.m. Sellman Park, 6612 Miami Ave. Madeira Middle School. Concessions available. Music by Above the Bar at 8 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Madeira Mile 1K Family Fun Run on Miami Avenue at 6:15 p.m. Parade on Miami Avenue at 6:30 p.m. Free. Presented by City of Madeira. 561-7228. Madeira.





Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; Loveland. Miller House, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Miller House, 7226 Miami Ave. Sears, Roebuck House. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Madeira Historical Society. 240-4348. Madeira.


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


Blue Ash Concert Series, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Patriotic music by US Military Band of Flight. Blue Ash Towne Square. Cooper and Hunt roads, Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259; Blue Ash.


The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s, 6771993; Symmes Township.


Keith Bender, 8 p.m. $12. Ages 18 and up. 10:30 p.m. $12. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 984-9288; Montgomery.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 LovelandMadeira Road. Pick ten bouquets of up to 24 stems, includes flowers and herbs. $35 donation. Registration required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 5133242873; Loveland.


Keith Bender, 8 p.m. $8, $4 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Movement for Flexibility, 12:30 p.m.-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. Through Aug. 26. 247-2100. Symmes Township. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 2


City of Madeira Independence Fireworks, 10 p.m. Sellman Park, 6612 Miami Ave. Entertainment and fireworks. Bring seating. Family friendly. Free. Presented by City of Madeira. 561-7228; Madeira.


Friday Night Grillouts, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Music by Katie Pritchard. Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road. Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. 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. 791-1663; Symmes Township.

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Birthday Party Bash, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Light refreshments, Bingo with prizes and guest speaker. Ages 50 and up. Free. 2472100. Symmes Township. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 3


Faculty Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township. A Generation of Rock ‘n’ Roll Legends, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Gallery Veronique, 530-5379. Symmes Township.


Blooms and Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 697-9173; Loveland. Turner Farm, 9 a.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill. 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. Presented by Montgomery Farmers’ Market. 535-1514. Montgomery.


Indian Hill Fireworks, 9:45 p.m. Indian Hill High School, 6865 Drake Road. Free. Presented by Village of Indian Hill. 561-7926. Indian Hill.

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

Indian Hill Independence Day Parade, 10 a.m. Cincinnati Country Day School, 6905 Given Road. Parade travels along Shawnee Run Road and ends at Drake Road Primary School with food, drinks and activities for children. Presented by Village of Indian Hill. Indian Hill.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; Loveland.


Independence Day Story Time, 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble Kenwood, 7800 Montgomery Road. Read what it is like to be proud of our country. 794-9440. Kenwood.


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


Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Independence Day Concert, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Montgomery Park, 10101 Montgomery Road. Theme is “Independence Day 1976!” Salute to bicentennial of nation’s founding. Patriotic music, marches and songs plus selections made famous by Chicago, Earth Wind and Fire, Hawaii Five-O and others. Part of Montgomery Independence Day celebration. Free. Presented by City of Montgomery. 232-0949. Montgomery.


The Village of Indian Hill is hosting fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at Indian Hill High School, 6865 Drake Road, Indian Hill. The event is free. Call 561-7926. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 4


Blooms and Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 697-9173; Loveland.


Blue Ash Fireworks, 10 p.m. With Rozzi Famous Fireworks. City of Blue Ash,, Northwest corner of Reed Hartman Highway and Glendale-Milford Road. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8500; Blue Ash.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive. Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. Featuring works by internationally known photographer Nancy Ford Cones (1869-1962), who was a resident of Loveland and used local people and scenes in many of her pictorial photographs. $3 donation. Through Oct. 31. 683-5692; Loveland.


Kids Triathlon Training Clinic Series, 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Venus, 7795 Cooper Road. Clinics designed to answer questions about Fit to Fight Ovarian Cancer Kids Triathlon in Mason July 18. Ages 7-15. $20 for child and adult; $15 Montgomery residents. Reservations required. Presented by Venus Fitness For Her. 368-9319. Montgomery.

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


Karaoke, 3 p.m. Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road. Dress in star attire, bring backup singers or by yourself. Ages 6-12. Free. 369-6001. Symmes Township.


Keith Bender, 8 p.m. $12. Ages 21 and up. 10:30 p.m. $12. Ages 21 and up. Go Bananas, 984-9288; Montgomery.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; Loveland.

The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s, 6771993; Symmes Township.


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Kevin Fox, 8 p.m. InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road. Classic and alternative rock. Free. 7932600. Blue Ash.

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Blue Ash Red, White and Blue Ash, 2 p.m.10:35 p.m. Music by Yes 6 p.m. and Peter Frampton 8:05 p.m. City of Blue Ash,, Northwest corner of Reed Hartman Highway and Glendale-Milford Road. National music entertainment, food and family activities. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-6259; Blue Ash.


Holiday Kids’ Fishing Tournament, 10 a.m.-noon, Lake Isabella, 10174 LovelandMadeira Road. Registration 9 a.m. Trophies awarded. Ages 12 and under with an adult. Space is limited. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Symmes Township. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 5


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; Loveland.



Tuesday Concerts in the Park, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Blues by The Sonny Moorman Band. Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road. Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259; Blue Ash.


Trinity Together Time, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. With magician Charlie Cadabra. Trinity Community Church, 3850 E. Galbraith Road. Outreach program for children, parents and grandparents. Guest speakers and activities. Ages 5 and under. Free. 791-7631. Deer Park.


Fun Fit & Balanced, 9:30 a.m.-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.


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.

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

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


Blooms and Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 697-9173; Loveland. Turner Farm, 9 a.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; Loveland.


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


The Wire-to-Wire Reds: Sweet Lou, Nasty Boys, and the Wild Run to a World Championship, 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble Kenwood, 7800 Montgomery Road. Author signing in honor of 20-year anniversary of championship season. 794-9440. Kenwood.

Summer Camp, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Daily through July 9. Mount Carmel Baptist Church - Kenwood, 8645 Kenwood Road. Features field trips, craft activities, swimming and in Christian atmosphere. Kindergartengrade 6. $160. Registration required. 9848066. Kenwood.



Coney Island is hosting the Coney Island Balloon Glow from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 3, on the banks of Lake Como at Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. The event includes music, entertainment, more than 20 glowing hot air balloons and Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks display. The glow is free, but pool and ride pricing applies; $10 parking after 4 p.m. Call 513-232-8230 or visit Pictured are some glowing balloons from last year’s event.

YMCA Camp Creekwood Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Holiday Happenings. Daily through July 9. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Weekly-themed activities. Scholarship assistance available. Hamilton County Vouchers accepted.. Ages 5-12. $175, $135 per week; $35, $25 members pre or post camp. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 7915000; Blue Ash. YMCA Camp Creekwood Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily through July 9. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Emphasis on leadership development, cultural awareness and self-worth combined with traditional camp fun. Scholarship assistance available. Ages 12-14. $180, $140 members. Registration required. 791-5000; Blue Ash.


The Cincinnati Museum Center OMNIMAX Theater will offer a double feature of “Mysteries of the Great Lakes,” and “Legends of Flight,” beginning July 2. “Mysteries” takes the viewer through the freshwater ecosystem with the lake sturgeon fish, pictured, as a guide. “Flight” zooms you through the sky and shows movie-goers aviation history and technology. Films will run through midNovember. Single film ticket prices are $7.50; $6.50 ages 60 and up; and $5.50 ages 3-12. Tickets to both films are $13, $11 and $9. Call 513-287-7000 or visit


Indian Hill Journal

July 1, 2010


Some basic considerations about freedom ed freedom with license – and many have paid the price for that misconception. Many arrogantly claim, “This is a free country, I can do what I want!” Accepting this concept as true has led us to push the envelope too far, generated a coarse incivility, immodesty, narcissism, violence and the slow erosion of our morals. Freedom does not mean the ability to do anything I want. Freedom means the ability to do what I ought. License means doing whatever I want, irrespective of the consequences or harm to self or others. American Baptist minister and Harvard chaplain Peter Gomes explains, “Freedom’s only virtue is that it enables us to pursue that which God desires for us and which we, in our heart of hearts, desire for ourselves.” (italics mine) Freedom requires reflective choices about the purpose of life. Our Declaration of Independence is actually a Declaration of Dependence. The Constitution of the United States makes its citizens independent of kings, dictators, parliaments and even majorities as regards to basic rights and liberties. But our dependence is

grounded on “the Creator,” who “has endowed man with certain inalienable rights among which are the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” If our freedom came from a king or the government, then that king or government could take it away. It is only because our freedom comes from God that it is called “inalienable,”

i.e. it cannot be taken away. If we enslave ourselves to ego, power, government, drugs, prejudice or religious fanaticism, we’re not free. God wants none of these for us. Paul writes, “For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters, only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence, but through love

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ment was due to conquest from without. But most of the civilizations eclined Father Lou dbecause of Guntzelman deterioraPerspectives tion from within. He also theorized that as new civilizations arose they tended to be located in a westerly direction from the previous one. If he’s correct, we may wonder, is China the next major civilization that will rise to great power and prestige we as decline? America is and has been a great country because of our dedication to individual rights and a commitment to freedom. We could question if China, which curtails individual rights and restricts freedom, could rise to world power status. Yet, it’s been done before. That’s why our ancestors came to America in the first place – to escape such governments and rulers. To keep our freedom pure and effective, we must learn what freedom means today and what it demands of us. For too long we have equat-


Most Fourth of July holidays come and go casually. It’s good to get off work, take in a game, have a cookout, watch a parade or fireworks. To be honest, however, very little or no time is spent thinking about the blessings of freedom. During the last decade, the collective life of our country has been undergoing change and freedom threatened. The World Trade Towers destruction, the shoe and underwear bombers, the SUV packed with explosives left in Times Square on a Saturday night, the prediction that more such attempts are coming, etc. – keep us looking over our shoulders. There are enemies who don’t understand what true freedom nor our respect of it. Add to this the catastrophic spill of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, the staggering debt of $13 trillion, the immigration issue – and a mood develops that waits for another tragic shoe to drop. English historian Arnold Toynbee noted all the major civilizations that have come and gone or diminished over the centuries. For a few their diminish-


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July 1, 2010

Take a bite out of summer fruit, veggies Last week we were picking black raspberries from my bushes. T h i s week I went with daughterin-law Jessie and grandkids Rita Luke, Will Heikenfeld and Jack Rita’s kitchen tRouster’so u-pick blueberry farm in Clermont County. The blueberries, like everything else, are a couple weeks early this year. They were beautiful and we left with loaded buckets of blueberries. Jess freezes most of hers for pancakes; I freeze some and make jam, as well. You’ll find a recipe in the box of pectin.

Lemon parfait with fresh berries

This is a very soft-set parfait, perfect for layering with seasonal fruits. I made it mostly with blueberries. All berries have lots of vitamin C and are full of fiber, so eat up! 6 oz. cream cheese, softened 3 ⁄4 cup confectioners’

squash, cut into 1⁄2-inch slices (I’ll be using zucchini) 2 large tomatoes, cut into 1⁄2-inch slices 1 ⁄2 cup grated Parmesan, divided 1 tablespoon dried oregano (I’ll be using 2 tablespoons fresh) 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted (I’d use a bit more)

sugar 1 cup whipping cream 2 tablespoons lemon juice 4 cups fresh berries Combine cream cheese and sugar. Beat on low speed until smooth. Add cream and beat until smooth. Increase speed to medium high and beat until cream is billowy – it won’t hold stiff peaks. Add lemon juice and stir briefly just to blend. Line up four parfait or wineglasses. Beginning with berries, evenly layer berries and cream. Garnish with mint sprig. Can be made three hours before serving. Serves four.

Love at First Bite’s yellow squash and tomato parmesan

Thank God I have a young editor, Lisa Mauch, who turned me on to this cookbook. It’s inspired by the four hugely popular vampire-based fantasy romance “Twilight” novels by Stephenie Meyer. The novels chart a period in the life of Isabella “Bella” Swan, a teenage girl who moves to Forks, Wash., and falls in love with a 104year-old vampire named


“Love at First Bite” is a cookbook written by Gina Meyers based on the “Twilight” series of books and movies. Edward Cullen. The series is told primarily from Bella’s point of view. Book No. 3, “Eclipse,” is coming out as a movie and opens June 30. The cookbook, “Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook” by Gina Meyers, is a fun read, plus the recipes look pretty darn good. Here’s one I’m going to try, since my squash is already bearing abundantly. The recipe wasn’t clear – it didn’t tell what to do with the other half of the veggies, etc. so I am assuming the whole dish is a layered one. 2



In an 8-by-8-inch baking dish, layer half the squash and tomatoes on the bottom. Sprinkle half the cheese and half the oregano. Drizzle with half the butter. Make more layers, topping with cheese and oregano. Serves six. And here’s the quote at the end: “What if I’m not the hero? What if I’m the bad guy?” - Edward.

Cherry pie with Splenda

For Helen Kane, who wanted a sugar-free pie with canned cherries.

2 cans, 14.5 oz. each, pitted tart red cherries 3 ⁄4 cup Splenda granulated 1 ⁄4 cup cornstarch 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 ⁄4 teaspoon almond extract Few drops red food color-


Rita and grandsons Luke, Will and Jack at Rouster’s blueberry field. ing if you want more beets. They help prevent cancer and birth Preheat oven to 375 defects. For Laura, a Northdegrees. Drain cherries, ern Kentucky reader. reserving 1 cup juice. ComNo real recipe, but here’s bine Splenda and cornstarch how I do it: drain a can of in saucepan and stir in sliced or small whole beets. reserved juice. Cook until Slice a medium onion thinly mixture begins to boil. and add to beets. Boil one minute, stirring In a saucepan, bring to a constantly. Remove from boil a cup of cider vinegar, heat; stir in lemon juice, sugar to taste (start with extract and food coloring. about 1⁄3 cup) and a dash or Fold in cherries; cool slight- two of salt. ly and spoon into pie shell. Pour this over beets. Place second shell over Some people add a dash or filling and make slits in top. two of allspice or cloves. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or Cool and chill. until crust is nice and golden. Cover edges with foil to Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an prevent overbrowning, if herbalist, educator and author. necessary. Cool an hour E-mail columns@community before setting up. with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Quick pickled beets We should all be eating

Indian Hill class of 1975 reunion planned for July 17 at Kenwood Country Club Indian Hill High School class of 1975 is having its 35th-year reunion at 6

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Ascension Lutheran Church

Morning Blend worship services at Ascension are on the third Sunday of each summer month, combining contemporary and traditional elements. Summer worship is at 10 a.m. and everyone is welcome. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288, m.

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 Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

Christ Church Cathedral

The church is hosting Vacation Bible School is from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, July 1216. Kindergarten through sixth grade students will explore life in a bustling, noisy city along the Nile in ancient Egypt. They will hear the hubbub about what is happening in the palace and work with people who follow countless gods. They will learn of the man that the Pharaoh has put in charge of storing and distributing food, a former prisoner who has the gift of interpreting dreams. They will meet Joseph and learn of his incredible faith journey from prison to palace. They will experience new traditions, taste new foods, try new arts and crafts and discover that by trusting in God, they are never alone in life’s trials and triumphs. The cost is $30. Scholarships are available. Registration forms are available at Deadline for registration is July 8. The church will be holding auditions for cathedral choristers for the 2010-2011 church program year Wednesday, July 28, through Friday, Aug. 6. Choristers who share the cathedral’s commitment to excellence, are willing and able to support its liturgical worship and serve as a significant presence in the Cincinnati arts community are encouraged to audition. The cathedral choir’s primary responsibility is to sing at weekly Sunday services, monthly services of evensong and other major liturgical observances in the church year. Positions are open for both professional and volunteer choristers. The cathedral is also building a roster of substitute choristers to serve as needed. Audition requirements can be found at uditions. For more information and to schedule an audition, contact Stephan Casurella, the cathedral’s director of music, at 621-1817 or The church is at 318 E. Fourth St., downtown; 621-1817.

Church by the Woods

The church offers traditional Sunday worship at 10 a.m. The church is handicapped accessible. The church conducts English as a Second Language classes Saturday mornings. If you need to learn English, or know someone who does, call 563-6447. The church is at 3755 Cornell Road, Sharonville; 563-6447;

Clough United Methodist Church The church invites children 4 years old through those entering sixth grade to Vacation Bible School, “High Seas Expedition.” VBS runs from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, July 12, through Friday, July 16, and includes music, games, stories, crafts and snacks. There is no charge. Children are encouraged to bring a daily offering for Operation Kid-to-Kid’s “Blanketing the World with God’s Love” program. Register online at or call the church office at 231-4301. The church is at 2010 Wolfangle Road, Anderson Township; 2314301.

Connections Christian Church

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

Epiphany United Methodist Church

The church is hosting one special family service at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 4. It is a festive service celebrating “God and Country.” There will be no Saturday Service July 3. Wee Three Kings Preschool is accepting registrations for its second annual Summer Camp. There are still openings in the “Budding Artists” camp which will be held the week of June 28-July 1. The cost is $70 and is open to children ages 2 1⁄2 to 6. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday and your camper will enjoy outdoor activities, music, art, stories, lunch with friends and more. For more information, call the Preschool office at 683-4256. The staff of Springhill Camp will be at the church for five days of adventure, friends and a chance to conquer challenges. The camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 26-30. Kids who have completed kindergarten through fourth grade can sign up. Day camp is full of activities in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. It is open to the community. The cost is $149 for the whole week. Register or find out more information at Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

Faith Christian Fellowship Church

Rock Church ministry for seventh through 12th grade meets the third Saturday of each month 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Features DJ, dancing, games, prizes and concessions. The church is at 6800 School St., Newtown; 271-8442.

Forest Dale Church of Christ

Forest Dale Church of Christ Senior

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.

Hartzell United Methodist

Sunday Worship Services are 9 and 10:30 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s School is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. Youth Groups, Bible Studies weekly; Childcare and Transportation provided. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

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

Knox Church

The church is hosting Jazz on Michigan at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 24, on the lawn at the church. The family friendly concert features Kim Pensyl and the Phil DeGreg Quartet. It is free. The church is at 3400 Michigan Ave.; 321-2573.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

All youth groups now meet at 6 p.m. every Sunday night beginning with supper, a short worship service and group sessions. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525;

Loveland United Methodist Church

The new service times are 8:15 to 9 a.m. for the “Rise and Shine” Traditional Service, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for the “A Little Bit Louder Now” Contemporary Service and 11 a.m. to noon for the “Morning Glory” Traditional Service. A free Hot Breakfast Bar is located in the Gathering Area, just outside the sanctuary, and is open from 8 to 8:15 am. In June, they will be serving biscuits, sausage, eggs, fruit, yogurt, assorted Danish and juices, and freshly ground and

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offered at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Youth fellowship is held every Sunday evening with dinner at 6 p.m. and a program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The church is at 6474 Beechmont Ave.; 231-2650,

About religion items

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

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church

The Turner-Wilson Family of Glendale is celebrating its 65th family reunion in honor of founders, Samuel and Ada Wilson Turner. It will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 3, at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. They will present a Gospel Legacy Concert commemorating their ancestors, who were long-standing residents of the Glendale community. There is no charge and is open to the public. The church is at 40 Coral Ave., Glendale; 771-9135.

The church offers ConnXions, a contemporary worship service at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays in fellowship hall. Arrive at 5 for some coffee and fellowship time. Sunday morning services are the 9:30 a.m. Morning Glory service, a blended worship service, and the 11 a.m. traditional worship service. Childcare is available at all three services. Sunday school for children through sixth grade is held at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Junior and senior high classes are at 11 a.m. Adult classes are

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; 489-

Summer Worship times: 5 p.m. Saturday, and 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The church is at 101 South Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-4244.




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The church is offering weekly adult Sunday school classes and monthly mid-week contemplative services and labyrinth walks. Visit for dates, times and locations. Nursery care for infants is provided each Sunday from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. The church is at 1345 Grace Ave.; 871-1345.

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

brewed Eight O’Clock Coffee. Join the United Methodist Women from 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. the first Thursday morning of each month for UMW, a time of fellowship, devotion and ministry at LUMC. The purpose of the UMW is “to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.” The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.


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Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

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Church of God of Prophecy

The church is hosting evening Vacation Bible School, “Galactic Blast… A Cosmic Adventure Praising God,” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 26-30. Register at Call for details. Worship on Wednesday is at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 18. It is casual worship with Holy Communion weekly.

Minister Jay Russell and Youth Minister Josh Garrett will work together to present a 13-week series titled, “Remember My Chains.” Russell will preach 10 of the 13 messages. Garrett will preach twice more before the series concludes on Aug. 22. “Remember My Chains” covers the book of Colossians, which was written by the apostle Paul from prison to a group of people he knew of through a mutual friend, but had never actually visited. The church is at 604 West Kemper Road, Springdale; 825-7171.

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8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527

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

Cincinnati Country Day School 272-5800

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

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



Saturday night at 5:00 and Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11am


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

The Greater Cincinnati

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

EPISCOPAL Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II *Childcare Provided

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

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Pastors: Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jesse Abbott

UNITED METHODIST 7515 Forest Beechmont Ave 231-4172

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


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

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CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Wise Up"

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

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

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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

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

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

Sunday Service 10:30am

Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM


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Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church is offering its third 13week session of “DivorceCare.” It began 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 church will host Vacation Bible School from 9:30 to noon Aug. 26. Programming with a heroes theme is planned for children who are 4-years-old by Sept. 1 through those who have completed fourth grade. Church membership is not necessary to participate. Entry forms are available by calling the church office at 561-4220 or online at The chapel is at 5125 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 561-4220.

Children’s summer camps are available from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families. Reservations can be made by calling the church. The seventh annual Fall Craft Show is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Saturday, Nov. 6. They are looking for crafters and vendors to join the show. Call the church for details. The church is located at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;


Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church

July 1, 2010

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

NorthStar Vineyard

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MADEIRA SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Service 9:30 am Traditional Service 11:00 am

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Indian Hill man to chair World Series teams donate to Matthew 25 United Way campaign Matthew 25: Ministries, a locally based international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization welcomed approximately 500 student-athletes from the National Christian College Athletic Association Division I & II World Series at their Kenwood Road facility in Blue Ash. As part of their participation in the Baseball National Championship World Series at Prasco Park in Mason, each team donated two hours of service at Matthew 25: Ministries. Prasco Park is on the corporate campus of Prasco Laboratories in Mason. Prasco is an independent pharmaceutical company dedicated to expanding horizons for partners and customers through its leadership in Authorized Generics – brand products sold under the Prasco private label. Prasco Park is designed to provide a firstclass baseball experience for those both on the field and


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bled approximately 20,000 kits, which contain basic hygiene necessities like soap, shampoo, lotion, first aid supplies, toothpaste and toothbrush. Similar kits assembled by the 2009 athletes were on their way to Eastern Kentucky for flood relief within days of assembly. Matthew 25 applauds the enthusiasm and humanitarian spirit of these exceptional young men. Additionally, Matthew 25 would like to acknowledge Prasco and the NCCAA for making their contribution possible. Because of gifts of time donated by volunteers like the NCCAA student-athletes, more than 99 percent of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs. For additional information on Matthew 25: Ministries, contact Joodi Archer at 793-6256. Visit Matthew 25: Ministries’ website at for the most up-to-date information Matthew 25: Ministries’ disaster relief and ongoing humanitarian aid initiatives.

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David F. Dougherty is off to a fast start as chair of the 2010 United Way of Greater Cincinnati annual fundraising campaign. Dougherty has already assembled his Campaign Cabinet and is in the midst of developing strategies and making calls on chief executives of companies to gather support. “United Way is grateful to have Dave Dougherty spearheading this year’s efforts,” said Robert C. Reifsnyder, United Way president. “Dave is committed to strategies that make Cincinnati stronger, and he is passionate about the work United Way is doing to help make that happen.” Dougherty, of Indian Hill, is a proponent of several of the region’s growth initiatives, including Agenda 360, Vision 2015, HYPE (Harnessing Young Professional Energy) and the region’s educational partnership, Strive, and sees United Way as an essential leader and partner in these efforts. “United Way aligns with these initiatives in that it is working to make change in the areas of education, income and health in our region,” Dougherty said. “I am honored to champion such a worthy mission through the 2010 campaign.

Preparing children for kindergarten and helping families achieve financial stability is key Dougherty to improving the quality of life for every single person in our community.” This year’s campaign includes several strategies to grow contributions. One key strategy involves focusing on volunteer engagement. Dougherty has a dedicated cabinet member, Kevin Lobo of Ethicon EndoSurgery, who is focused on increasing the number of companies participating in volunteer projects through United Way’s the Volunteer Connection. This year’s campaign will use digital channels to connect with more people and engage new donors. Dougherty, former president and CEO of Convergys Corporation, started his career at the Procter & Gamble Company in brand management, working with household names including Puffs Plus, Charmin Bathroom Tissue and Citrus Hill orange juice. He has held various positions at LensCrafters and MATRIXX Marketing, which

“Dave is committed to strategies that make Cincinnati stronger, and he is passionate about the work United Way is doing to help make that happen.”

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eventually became Convergys. Dougherty is also an active volunteer, serving on the boards of directors at Cincinnati Country Day School, University of Cincinnati Medical Center Fund, Queen City Club and Cincinnati Art Museum. He is a former member of the Business Roundtable and G100. The 2010 campaign officially kicks off Aug. 25. The 2009 campaign raised $62,025,000. The annual campaign includes Hamilton, Clermont and Brown counties and the Middletown area in Ohio; Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties in Northern Kentucky; and Dearborn and Ohio counties in Southeastern Indiana. To learn more about United Way’s work in education, income and health, please visit

Playhouse hosts children’s auditions The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will have auditions Saturday, July 10, and Sunday, July 11, for children interested in performing in the 2010 production of “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol,” presented by KeyBank. The show, an annual local holiday tradition, celebrates its 20th year this season with performances running Dec. 2 to 30. Nine area children will be cast to fill speaking and non-speaking parts in the annual production. Roles are available for boys and girls ages 8 to 13 years old. Additionally, the part of Tiny Tim requires a boy 6 to 8 years of age. Those cast in previous productions of “A Christmas Carol” will need to audition again to be considered for this year’s show. To be eligible, children must not turn 14 before Dec. 30.

Children should submit a resume of any experience to the Playhouse, along with a photograph (a good quality school or family photo is acceptable). The resume and photo must be submitted again even if they have been sent in the past. The resume must indicate exact birth date and height and include an e-mail address and telephone number. At the audition, children will be asked to share a one-minute monologue, story or poem with an English accent. Interested children must be available for all rehearsals, most of which are scheduled around school hours. Rehearsals for “A Christmas Carol” begin in mid-November. Children must also be available for all performances of the show, which are scheduled Tuesdays through Sundays and


which include some weekday student and public matinees. Headshots and resumes should be sent to the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Attn: AUDITIONS, c/o Michael Haney, P. O. Box 6537, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45206. To be considered, all photos and resumes must be received at the Playhouse by Wednesday, June 30. Those selected to audition will be contacted by telephone to schedule specific times. All auditions will be held at the Playhouse, located in Eden Park at the edge of Mount Adams. Adapted by Howard Dallin, “A Christmas Carol” is a faithful retelling of Charles Dickens’ tale of a miserly sinner given one last chance at redemption by four persuasive spirits.

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Leave those grass clippings for the worms percent of your lawns total fertilizer needs). • Clippings add organic matter back to the soil and encourage microorganisms, resulting in water conservation and less fertilizer needed. • Less fertilizer needed means cost savings for you, and reduction of pollution in rain water runoff from your yard. • Clippings left on the lawn means no bagging and hauling / no additions to landfills. Also reduces mowing time by as much as 40 percent. • Earthworms enjoy grass clippings. A recent study at the

University of Connecticut, where the clippings were returned to the lawn vs. being removed, showed that the lawns with the clippings returned had: 45 percent less crabgrass, up to 60 percent less disease, up to 45 percent more earthworms, 60 percent more water reaching plant roots, 25 percent greater root mass, and 50 percent reduced need for nitrogen fertilizer. Now that is fairly convincing, wouldn’t you say? If you do return grass clippings back to the turf make sure that you mow on a regular basis (sharp mower blade), and never removing more than a third



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with a new one featured each month. A new board can also be found in the industrious “Kids at Work” area, complete with geometric shapes visitors can use to design and build unique structures. In the Woods’ secondstory area, kids will find a new interactive bird’s nest, which features the calls of local birds as well as a game matching birds’ photos with their nests. A new authentic traffic light that once hung above the streets of Cincinnati now hangs in Kids’ Town. Kids’ Town also features a new tool boxes in the FixIt Shop, courtesy of Maggie

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Miller, the character voted mayor of Kids’ Town by visitors ages 18 and younger last November. The most hands-on – literally – addition, however, may be the new piano in the front of the museum that came courtesy of the Henderson Music Co. The piano is a gift of company namesake Brian Henderson,

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Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.

Upgrades add new fun to children’s museum The Duke Energy Children’s Museum (DECM) at Cincinnati Museum Center has some new attractions and upgrades. “We are excited to see the looks on our visitors’ faces as they discover and explore these new interactives that are not only fun, but also help children learn while they are playing,” said Duke Energy Children’s Museum Director Tony Lawson. Among the small but sizeable changes are new Velcro boards that can be found in the popular “Little Sprouts Farm” area where children can discover information about local animals

Keep the clippings within your own yard – not on the street. Grass clippings can also be recycled as mulch in the garden, soil amendment, or added to the compost pile, assuming no weed killers have been used. Leave those clippings on the lawn.


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.


of the grass blade each time you mow. If the grass gets too high, adjust the mower height to remove a third of the blade, and then mow again in three to four days, and again in three to four days until the desired height is reached. Do not bring overgrown grass back to the normal mowing height in one mowing! And by all means, DO NOT throw grass clippings out into the street! It can create a driving hazard, as well as contributing to polluting the water as they wash down into the storm drains.

who got married at Cincinnati Museum Center in 2009 – just one of many fond memories he has of his family’s visits here through the years. The Duke Energy Children’s Museum at Cincinnati Museum Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.


material made up of dead grass stems and roots. • Clippings are 75 p e r c e n t Ron Wilson water and In the break down garden quickly. • Clippings contain nitrogen (P and K) and other nutrients as well. • As much as 50 percent of the nitrogen applied to the lawn is removed when grass clippings are collected. • Nutrients in the clippings are returned to the soil (can provide as much as 25


Return those grass clippings back to the turf! Proper lawn care includes regular mowing of the lawn. And mowing the lawn produces grass clippings. So, what do you do with them? Well, don’t bag those clippings and send them to the landfills. Throw them back into the turf where they came from! And there are many great reasons why you should be returning those grass clippings back to the turf and not bagging them! • Grass clippings do not contribute to thatch. Thatch is a brown spongy layer of

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Arts innovation movement, formerly ballet tech cincinnati, invites dancers, tumblers and gymnasts of all ages and dance genres to audition for its 10th season series opening production, the world premiere of “TwiNight: From Dracula to Edward” Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16. “TwiNight” will feature community and pre-professional dancers from age 5 to 60 and older, dance and music through the ages, a great soundtrack, stunning sets and costumes, and original choreography. Be a part of the arts innovation movement’s 10th anniversary season opener, “TwiNight.” Auditions will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 2627. Auditions for dancers, tumblers and gymnasts ages 5 to 10 are from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and for ages 11 and up from 4 p.m. to 6


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Cincinnati Ballet selects new dean Batcheller Cincinnati Ballet recently announced the hire of internationally renowned dancer and teacher Catherine Batcheller as the new dean of its associated pre-professional school Cincinnati Ballet Otto M. Budig Academy. “Catherine brings to the role of Academy Dean a great passion for ballet education and an exciting, dynamic vision for expanding the profile of Cincinnati Ballet Academy,” said Victoria Morgan, artistic director and CEO of Cincinnati Ballet. “We look forward to con-

necting her outstanding artistic and academic ideas with our strategic plan, and we’re thrilled to bring her energy and vision into the studios and the offices.” Batcheller offers experience from her distinguished, internationally prominent, 20-year performing and teaching career. She has danced as principal in some of the world’s leading companies, including Stuttgart Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet. She has worked with the 20th century’s most signifi-

cant choreographers such as Jirí Kylián, William Forsythe, Maurice Bejart, Hans van Manen and John Cranko. She co-founded and co-directed the dance company Configuration Dance, and since 2008 she has served as artistic director for Ballet Conservatory of South Texas in San Antonio. “Cincinnati Ballet is fortunate to have Catherine Batcheller joining their team to lead the school forward into exciting new territories,” said world-renowned Czech choreographer Jirí

Kylián, considered by much of the dance world to be the most important and influential European choreographer in the contemporary realm of dance. “With her passion for dance and ability to inspire, Cincinnati Ballet Academy will reach new insight into the world of dance. “I met her in the ’90s in Stuttgart, while creating Stepping Stones for the company. She became a very prominent figure in this work. This was not only because of her extraordinary qualities as a dancer,

but equally so because of her qualities as a human being and a colleague to the other dancers. “Cathy is a natural communicator and an enthusiastic promoter of the art, to which she has dedicated all her life. In her career she was exposed to creations of some of the finest choreographers of the 20th century.” “I am thrilled to be joining Cincinnati Ballet’s staff,” said Batcheller. “Cincinnati Ballet Academy is a wonderful institution with a strong, pre-pro-

fessional reputation. I am eager to make con- Batcheller nections and grow the profile of this academy. I’m looking forward to building strong relationships with the school, the students and their families, the company and the community.” Batcheller joins Cincinnati Ballet in early August. Cincinnati Ballet Academy Fall Semester begins Aug. 23.

CSO announces chief financial officer, staff Richard Freshwater has been named vice president and chief financial officer for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. In addition the CSO has named seven additional new members to the administrative staff over the past

several months. In the development area, Heather Sherwood was hired as the major gifts officer, Susana Ramierz as the director of volunteer services, Kara Shibiya as the grants manager and Ameenah Hall as the director of events. In

other areas, Erica Wareham was named box office manager, Bryan Evans was hired as the CSO’s database assistant and Natalie Bieser was promoted to the fulltime position of communications assistant. For the past six years,




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in the development and planning of the CSO’s engagements. Shibiya comes to the CSO with a performing arts background in musical theater and dance performance. Most recently, she worked at the Cincinnati Art Museum where she was the corporate relations and membership manager. While at the Art Museum, Shibiya handled corporate sponsorships, grant writing, membership program and annual giving efforts. In addition, she worked for the American Ballet Theatre at the Lincoln Center in New York City. She received her BFA in theatre arts and nonprofit management certificate from Northern Kentucky University and her master’s in arts administration from New York University. A native of Littlestown, Pa., Erica Wareham returns to the CSO as the box office manager. Wareham previously worked at the CSO as a customer service representative during two subscription seasons while completing her Bachelors of Music in trombone performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Most recently Wareham was the marketing and box office manager for Apollo’s Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra. Also while completing her degree, Wareham interned for the Interlochen Center for the Arts and The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Bieser joined the CSO staff part-time in October 2009. A native of Cincinnati, Bieser graduated from Miami University in Oxford, with a degree in sociology. Her previous work experience includes media relations, sales and work in the talent industry. Bieser serves as the young professional lead for the Miami University Alumni Associations’ Cincinnati chapter and is also a member of Public Relations Society of America. New to the CSO administrative staff is Evans. A native of London, Ky., Evans graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a BA in theatre and a minor in business administration. Most recently he served as the administrative support specialist for Northern Kentucky Area Development District in Florence, Ky., managing the consumer database. For tickets or more information about the blockbuster 2010-2011 season, call 381-3300 or visit



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