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Building homes, awareness

Indian Hill girl starts a Habitat for Humanity group

By Forrest Sellers

Indian Hill High School senior Audrey Meier is building a foundation of awareness. Meier has started a Habitat for Humanity group at her school and also participated in a “Learn and Build Experience” this summer. She and other youths ages 16 to 18 worked on homes in Murfreesboro, Tenn., as part of a Habitat for Humanity project. Despite the 90-degree heat ands sore muscles, Meier, who is a resident of Indian Hill, said it was a great experience. “I thought it was more fun than anything,” she said. “It was a new experience. “I gained a lot of building skills and made friends with people from all over the country.” Last summer Meier, 16, was involved in a Collegiate Challenge through Habitat for Humanity. She helped rehab homes in Charlottesville, Va. Her whole family has taken part in Habitat

Beth Miller doesn’t want to know what the damage would have been like had the fire had another hour to build. Miller, co-owner of the Schoolhouse Restaurant in Camp Dennison, said the roofing company that arrived around 8 a.m. Friday, June 25, at the restaurant for work saw fire coming out of a kitchen window and called 911. Miller said the head chef usually does not come in until 9 a.m. SEE STORY, A3


Indian Hill High School senior Audrey Meier is actively involved with Habitat for Humanity. Earlier this summer she helped build a home in Murfreesboro, Tenn. She has also organized a Habitat for Humanity group at the high school.

No stranger

Tracy Quattrone isn’t a stranger to the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District. A former consultant, Quattrone, 39, is the district’s new director of pupil services. The position will involve coordinating various programs including special education, gifted education, health and psychological services. SEE STORY, A2


Indian Hill resident Audrey Meier, left, works on a home in Murfreesboro, Tenn., as part of a Habitat for Humanity project.

for Humanity initiatives. “Habitat is pretty close to our hearts,” said Meier’s mother, Margie. Meier hopes to continue promoting Habitat for Humanity during the upcoming school year. “(The organization) helps underprivileged

Artist’s work on display across country By Rob Dowdy

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families get their lives turned around,” she said. Later in July, Meier will also attend a Red Cross Leadership camp at Thomas More College, where she will participate in a variety of workshops geared toward developing leadership skills and encouraging volunteerism.

Indian Hill resident and artist Leslie Shiels has exhibits in three states this fall, as she displays a variety of work in Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin.

In recent years, Leslie Shiels’ art has been on display throughout the country. In the coming months, that trend will continue. The Indian Hill resident will be taking part in exhibits at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wis., and the Zanesville Museum of Art in Ohio. The Fort Wayne exhibit, which highlights America’s current trend in Realism, will feature work from numerous artists. Shiels said the work on display will be a crosssection of Realism pieces from several noted artists. “I’m very excited to be in the exhibit,” she said. Shiels compares getting accepted into these exhibits to going on a casting call for a movie or Broadway show. There are sometimes hundreds of artists vying for a few select spots, and while name recognition can help get one’s foot in the door

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Where in the world?

For those who appreciate Leslie Shiels’ work – and a long drive – here’s where some of her work will be displayed in the coming months: 2010 Contemporary Realism Biennial – Sept. 4 through Nov. 7 at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. “Birds in Art” – Sept. 11 through Nov. 14 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wis. Ohio Annual – Aug. 14 through Oct. 30 at the Zanesville Museum of Art. the art selected must meet the criteria while bringing something special to the exhibit. Each of the upcoming exhibits that will feature Shiels have their own flavor. She said while Realism rules in Fort Wayne, the Wisconsin show will exclusively feature birds as the main attraction. For those unable to catch Shiels’ work in the upcoming shows, she plans to once again don a frog costume for the July 4 parade in the village.


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New school director has ‘open door’ style By Forrest Sellers

“I feel it’s a fantastic opportunity to work full time targeting a student’s success.”

Tracy Quattrone isn’t a stranger to the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District. A former consultant, Quattrone, 39, is the district’s new director of pupil services. The position will involve coordinating various programs including special education, gifted education,

Tracy Quattrone Director of pupil services for the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District health and psychological services. “I feel it’s a fantastic opportunity to work full time targeting a student’s success,” said Quattrone.


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I feel such a sense of e m p ow e r m e n t . D e co r a t i n g m y ow n a p a r t m e n t

Tracy Quattrone is the new director of pupil services for the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District. vice Center. In this capacity, Quattrone has worked with the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District for a number of years.

“I believe we are very fortunate to have Tracy join our team in this position,” said Superintendent Jane Knudson. “The expertise she has will serve our stu-

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Schoolhouse Restaurant working to reopen quickly By Amanda Hopkins

It will open again

Beth Miller doesn’t want to know what the damage would have been like had the fire had another hour to build. Miller, co-owner of the Schoolhouse Restaurant in Camp Dennison, said the roofing company that arrived around 8 a.m. Friday, June 25, at the restaurant for work saw fire coming out of a kitchen window and called 911. Miller said the head chef usually does not come in until 9 a.m. “It would have been much worse,� Miller said who referred to the roofers as “angels.� The restaurant caught fire around 8:10 a.m. June 25. The fire, which started in the kitchen, was ruled accidental. A press release from the Loveland Symmes Fire Department said 32 firefighters from six departments responded. Miller, a Madeira resident who runs the restaurant with her brothers Chris Miller of Camp Dennison and Jeff Miller of Loveland, and her sister Pamela Shrout of Loveland, said the majority of the damage was contained in the kitchen, which will be completely redone. The rest of the damage in the building was from smoke and Beth Miller said the majority of the restoration will be cleaning and

The Millers plan to reopen the Schoolhouse Restaurant by Sept. 1. Beth Miller said the restaurant renovation will have some updated features, but the historic atmosphere of the restaurant will stay the same. The Millers will keep customers updated both through their Facebook page and a voicemail at the restaurant at 831-5753. hard labor. “We will maintain the integrity of the building,� Beth Miller said. The Schoolhouse Restuarant was built in 1862 and served as a school for area children until 1954. Don and Phyllis Miller bought the building in 1961 and opened it as a restaurant in 1962. Beth Miller and her

siblings took over for her parents in 2004. The bricks of the building are made from the clay in the Camp Dennison area and the walls are 18 inches thick which Beth Miller said helped contain much of the fire damage to the kitchen. She said the restaurant focuses on family-style dining and is known for its fried chicken, ham, roast beef and other menu items. She said her parents focused on eating as a family in the restaurant just like in their own home. She said many of the customers are third and fourth generations, which her brother Chris Miller, knows by name. “We really enjoy our customers,� Beth Miller said. The cost of the damage will range between $50,000

Siblings and owners of the Schoolhouse Restaurant in Camp Dennison, from left: Beth Miller, Pam Miller Shrout, Jeff Miller and Chris Miller, vow to reopen the historic restaurant by Sept. 1. A fire started in the kitchen at the restaurant June 25. A chalkboard outside thanks customers for their support.


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“Hopefully two months is the worst case scenario,� Miller said.

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Tipton named All-City for track, soccer

One-year track career can’t slow Bucknellbound CCD grad By Anthony Amorini

Corey Tipton’s unexpected, yet well deserved, All-City honors for her accomplishments on the track this spring made the soccer star an officially recognized two-sport standout. Tipton, a 2010 Cincinnati Country Day graduate and Loveland resident, also received AllCity honors during the fall soccer season. It was the second time Tipton was named All-City for soccer. Preparing to join the Division I collegiate soccer program at Bucknell University, Tipton was more focused on fitness than first-place finishes and postseason qualifications when she joined the CCD track team as a senior. However, Tipton stunned even herself while advancing to the JEFF SWINGER/CONTRIBUTOR Division III Regional Champi- Cincinnati Country Day's Corey Tipton, left, competes in the 1,600-meter run at the Division III onships in four events including District Championship meet Saturday, May 22. her district title in the 1,600districts in the 4x800 at 10:33.82. added. meter run at a time of 5:29. Making her accomplishments Tipton took second place in “I was just trying to get in shape for soccer so the success both the 800 (2:31.66) and the on the track even more impressive took me by surprise,” Tipton said. 4x400 (4:30.74) to round out her was the fact Tipton practiced on a “I honestly never expected the impressive performances at dis- daily basis with her club soccer team, the Cincinnati Soccer track season to go as well as it tricts. “They are two sports that are Alliance Panthers, in addition to did.” Alongside her first-place finish very compatible and Corey is as fit her training at CCD this spring. “I’d go straight from track pracin the 1,600 at districts, Tipton as she’s ever been,” CCD varsity also advanced to regionals in the soccer coach and athletic director tice to soccer and those days were 800, 4x400 relay and 4x800 Theresa Hirschauer. “Between pretty tiring,” Tipton said. “It was soccer and track she had a fantas- a bit tough, but it was my last relay. year for club soccer so it wasn’t as In addition to her district title in tic senior year. “It was a great end to her intense as it was in previous the 1,600, Tipton and her CCD teammates also took first-place at impressive career,” Hirschauer years.”


Corey Tipton, seen here dribbling the ball on the right for Cincinnati Country Day, will continue her soccer career at Bucknell University this fall. Tipton is a Loveland resident. Now completely focused on her primary sport, soccer, Tipton is ready for the next step of her career at Bucknell, she said. “I always dreamed of playing college soccer as a kid but I never thought I’d actually get this far,” Tipton said. “It will be tough with the big girls but I am looking forward to the great competition next year and hopefully I can get some playing time.” Hirschauer thinks Bucknell scored big when they tapped Tip-

ton to join the program, she said. “She led by example and played at a high level while giving 100-percent in every game,” Hirschauer said of the attacking midfielder. “I suspect she will have a great college career.” Corey is the daughter of Bill and Laurel Tipton and joins both of her big sisters as a college athlete. Hillary Tipton runs cross country and track for Oberlin College and Claire Tipton plays rugby for Elon University.

Steam baseball season heats up the diamond By Jake Meyer

The college baseball season may have come to a close last week, but for 33 college ballplayers with Major League dreams, the season is just beginning. Those ballplayers make up the roster of the Cincinnati Steam, which is beginning its fifth season of play in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. The GLSCL is made up of teams from Ohio and Indiana and is one of several summer, wooden bat leagues sponsored by Major League Baseball. For those players, who are mostly from Ohio, the Steam offers a chance to hone their skills, make the adjustment from metal to wood bats, and ultimately to show off for scouts, in the hopes of being drafted by a major league club.

The Steam began play in 2006, in partnership with the Cincinnati Reds, as a way to keep those players close to home in Cincinnati. “The Steam was created to keep local talent in town and give them a chance to play in the summer, in front of Major League scouts,” said manager Joe Regruth, who is in his second year as skipper of the Steam. Of the 33 players on the roster, two players were selected by Major League teams in the June amateur draft. Regruth speculates that at least four or five other players have a good chance of being drafted and maybe one day making it to the Majors. But for right now the players goal is to improve their abilities before returning to their collegiate teams and also to win games, something the Steam has done a lot of the past two

Steam roster Mike Morris, Tennessee Tech, Sycamore Bryan Rose, Northern Kentucky University Ryan Hopkins, Tennessee Tech, Western Brown Jake Proctor, University of Cincinnati, Oak Hills J.R. Reynolds, Ohio University, Moeller Jon Edgington, Miami University, Wyoming Jordan Keur, Michigan State University Noah Zipko, Campbell University, Tallawanda Michael Basil, Indiana University, St. Xavier Walker Stadler, Indiana University Ryan Bellamy, Xavier years. The Steam’s 40game 2010 season opened June 11 and follows backto-back GLSCL championship seasons. Beyond trying to win games, Regruth does not

University, Northwest Paul Uhl, Thomas More, McNicholas Tyler Hollestegge, UNC Greensboro, St. Xavier Brad Gschwind, Miami University, Lakota West Markus Kuykendall, Xavier University, Harrison Tim Issler, Ball State University, St. Xavier Nick Priessman, Eastern Illinois, Colerain Sam Dawes, Miami University, Princeton Andrew Brown, Marietta, Centerville Mike Jefferson, Louisiana Tech, Clermont Northeastern Brian Sand, University of Cincinnati, Oak Hills

Brian Bobinski, Ohio State, Mason Mark Lincoln, Sonoma State Ryan Martin, Michigan State, Turpin Michael Peterson, DePauw University, Summit Country Day Nathan Smith, Furman, Lakota West Brent Wagner, Northern Kentucky University, Lakota West Steve Matre, College of Mount St. Joseph, Purcell Marian Corey Farris, Kentucky, Boone County Nathan Mutsch, Xavier University, Bishop Brossart Ben Thomas, Xavier University Zach Isler, University of Cincinnati, Covington Catholic

focus on teaching the players new skills, but rather augmenting the skills they already possess. “In the short summer season, there’s not a whole lot of teaching,” Regruth

said. “It’s more about college teams and what they want the players to work on. We do everything we can to further their development based on what their college coaches want.”

The most difficult part of managing a roster full of college kids, Regruth said, is managing their playing time. “It’s hard knowing you can only put nine guys on the field with a roster of good baseball players,” Regruth said. “I try to keep guys busy enough to keep them developing.” For baseball fans, the Steam offers a chance to watch good baseball in a family setting, at family prices. Tickets for the team’s home games, which are played at Western Hills High School, cost just $5. Thursday, July 1, the Steam defeated Grand Lake to even its record at 7-7 on the season. They return home for three games beginning July 8 and remain home until the GLSCL All-star Game July 14, also at Western Hills High School.

BRIEFLY Conference honor roll


Meredith goes Midwest

Meredith Breda of Indian Hill, left, shows off her second-place trophy she won in the girls’ 12s Doubles Division in the Ohio Valley Tennis Association Qualifier Tournament, June 12-15. She, along with Natalie Allen of Beavercreek, on left, will compete in the Midwest Junior Closed Outdoor Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich., June 26-July 1.

Jarrey Gronauer, a sophomore golfer for Thomas More College and a Moeller High School graduate, was recently named to the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll for the spring semester. Also named to the list was Thomas More sophomore golfer Michael Pharo and freshman golfer Jacob Williams, both Moeller graduates. The PAC Academic Honor Roll honors student-athletes on winter and spring varsity

sports teams who have earned a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale during their semester of competition.

College Commitment

Moeller High School graduate Alexander Niemann will attend the College of Mount St. Joseph this fall and play volleyball for the Lions. Niemann, a 6-foot-2 middle blocker/opposite side hitter, was a four-year member of this high school team, playing for Greg Ulland.

He was a Kairos leader/mentor – Pastoral Ministries Program. Niemann, the son of Tami Niemann, is planning on majoring in athletic training, physical therapy.

Tackle Trade Days

Catch a deal during Tackle Trade Days at Lake Isabella from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., July 10 and Oct. 10. A variety of new and used vintage lures, rods, reels and more will be available for the experienced and amateur angler.

Tackle Trade Days will showcase local fishing equipment vendors in a flea-market style setting. Tackle Trade Days is free and open to the public. Any dealers or individuals who would like to sell their gently used fishing gear are asked to call the Lake Isabella boathouse at 791-1663 to reserve a spot. A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($5 annual; $2 daily) is required to enter the parks. Visit or call 791-1663.


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What does patriotism mean to you? Who is the most patriotic person you know?

“Being patriotic is doing what is right for your country, not the popular thing. Too many groups and individuals wrap themselves in the flag and think they are patriots. “Real patriotism does not include the mindless parroting of the ultra-right wing. A true patriot does not need to yell epitaphs at our president because he is not ultra-conservative. “A true patriot needs to think and a lot of the flag wavers do it by rote. People who do not use cognitive reasoning are just puppets. “That does not mean we all should come to the same conclusions, only that Fox News and the pundits are a poor source for a thinking person. “Think. Then wave the flag.” J.Z. “Unfortunately many folks think that patriotism is unqualified support of our country no matter what activities are being conducted. “I believe that a true patriot is 1) a thoughtful person, 2) not afraid to articulate an opinion even when it is contrary to the popular opinion, 3) not afraid to be critical of activities in which the country is engaged (war or some other public policy) when their opinion is intellectually honest and thoughtfully supported by reason and logic. “A patriot is willing to support their country/government even when it means sacrificing personal pleasures and comfort to accomplish a desirable goal or resort. “As has been said a true patriot is one who can be critical even when their position is contrary to the popular opinion. Courage to be critical for improving a situation even when this subjects them to disparaging comments. “Making sure that they understand how government really works and what must be done to make it work the way it was designed. Going along with the crowd when they do not agree with the crowd is being a coward not a patriot. “Too many folks are ignorant of what our country really stands for. It is liberty and justice for all not just a few.” J.S.D. “Patriotism to me is the love and devotion to our country. To be a patriot, one must obey and support the authority and interest of their country. “In today’s narration, I do not feel that our government stands behind our Constitution, as there seems to be ever-ending amendments trying to change our way of life. “We have laws that support the criminal, we have laws against the disciplining of children, and we have laws against the protection of our property, etc., etc. “Our country was founded on the premise of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Today, we have to fear not only for our lives, but for the lives of our family, friends, and neighbors. “Our freedom rights seem to less and less, not only physical but economically. Many surveys given on TV indicate that we are not happy campers. “We all can be PATRIOTIC, not only this July 4th, but everyday – flying our flag, say the pledge,




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Next question Do you think weather warning sirens are effective? Why or why not? What changes would you make to the warning system? Every week the Indian Hill Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. singing the national anthem, viewing patriotic parades, and especially honoring our soldiers, past and present.” D.J. “The most patriotic people I know are the people who drive the most efficient cars. “For the last decade we have sent between a quarter trillion and a half trillion dollars each and every year to other countries to buy oil, and it is a major component of the problems we face in our economy today. “There's a lot more to the oil puzzle than that, but to use an old phrase once more, ‘if you're not part of the solution you're part of the problem.’” N.F. “Patriotism means the obvious to me: being proud and supportive of one's country. “If I lived in Iran or North Korea (or a number of other midEast or African countries), I wouldn't be "patriotic." But I live in the United States, and without going into exquisite detail, I just want to say that despite the animosity that is currently stirring between the left and right ideologically I thank God that I live in this country.” Bill B. “I think the most 'patriotic person' cannot be a single individual. It is the men and women of the U.S. military who have perished in defense of this country.” B.L. “Loving your country, knowing that the USA is special, and understanding why our founding fathers fought for our freedom. “My brother is the most patriotic person I know.” C.A.S. “It's simple. It's loving your country, for all its good and its bad, and a willingness to stick out your neck and defend it when necessary. Some people make it out to be a bad quality, but it isn't. “Patriotism is what makes any nation, ours included, what it is. “The most patriotic person I know is me. I'm the type of person who sings the national anthem at ballgames, salutes the flag whenever I ride by it, and love being a citizen of the United States of America.” C.J.G. “Patriotism means to me being proud of the country we live in, doing little things like displaying the American flag each day, serving your country in the military when called to do so, casting your ballot thus insuring good politicians to protect our freedom. “As to the most patriotic person I know I guess it would have to be some of the veterans I run into from time to time who have lost a limb or the like or the widow whose husband was killed many years ago while serving his country.” L.S.




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Furloughs must be a last resort They protect us, they save our lives, they keep our community pristine. Indian Hill Village employees are there for us 24/7. The village staff commitment to our well-being has been unwavering and our commitment to them should be just as steadfast. I am not saying that in extraordinarily difficult times we don’t all have to make sacrifices, but are we really there yet? When I read a front page article that says we will have to reduce the budget $22,000 per month through the end of the year ($110,000) and then in a sidebar immediately adjacent to the article read we are going to spend $250,000 on road resurfacing, I question the decision to prioritize road resurfacing over the financial well being of our village staff. I understand the economy is bad now and apparently tax revenues have not been as forthcoming to the village as in previous years. However, we are laying the burden on those who serve us and are least well prepared to bear it. I am sure someone will argue that a day a month isn’t going to break anyone, but a 5 percent decrease in pay during difficult times can be the straw that breaks the camel’s back, especially when you are living near the edge already.

What do I propose? Creativity. There are many ways to decrease costs and a few ways to increase revenues that David Turner come to mind. Community The most obviPress guest ous is to further some capcolumnist delay ital projects. I drive the roads in the village and except for the recent water main work have not found any to demand immediate attention. I would even be willing to drive on the current unfinished surfaces on Shawnee Run and Drake for a year than to have our good and faithful servants go without. I can hear the arguments that the capital budget is distinct from the operating budget and perhaps it is, but I am confident there are ways a creative group like a current village council can move rededicate funds. Another alternative is to suspend the practice of double dipping (at least temporarily). It seems unfair to pay both a pension and salary to a subset of village employees and cut the pay of others. To make those who are currently “retired and working”

whole one could pay them the difference between their pension and salary ensuring that they earn the equivalent of their current full time salary. If the village felt it appropriate it could enter into a financial commitment to make those “retirees” whole at a later date conditions permitting. On the revenue side: A temporary levy, increase select fees charged by the village or seek donations. A special ballot issue to permit temporary funding for the purposes of supporting our village staff through these difficult times. It would be approximately $10 per month per household or less than $4 per moth per person, only $50 per household for the remainder of the year. Increase fees for the service department to pick up debris or establish a use fee for Grand Valley are just two examples. Seeking donations (this may seem old school) but I am personally willing to make a $1,000 contribution toward this effort to ensure the well being of those who have served us so faithfully. It is a small price to pay for the years of outstanding service. Through good times and bad the village staff has had our backs, its time for us, the village, to step up and do everything we can to protect them. David Turner lives in Indian Hill.

In times like these, every dollar counts Fathers are often known for their good advice, whether it’s how to catch a ball, ace a job interview, grill the perfect burger or get the best deal on a new car. If your father is struggling with the high cost of prescription drugs, maybe it’s time for you to give him a few words of advice. You may be able to help your dad save an average of $3,900 a year on his prescription drug costs. Here’s how. If your father, or any father figure you know, is covered by Medicare and has limited income and resources, he may qualify for extra help – available through Social Security – to pay part of his monthly premiums, annual deductibles and prescription copayments. The extra help is worth an average of $3,900 per year. To figure out whether your father is eligible, Social Security needs to know his income and the value of his savings, investments and real estate (other than the home he lives in). To qualify for the extra help,

he must be r e c e i v i n g Medicare and also have: • Income limited to $16,245 for an individual or $21,855 for a Ned Morrell married couple Community living together. Press guest Even if his income columnist annual is higher, he still may be able to get some help with monthly premiums, annual deductibles and prescription co-payments. Some examples where income may be higher include if he or his wife support other family members who live with them, or have earnings from work. • Resources limited to $12,510 for an individual or $25,010 for a married couple living together. Resources include such things as bank accounts, stocks and bonds. We do not count his house or car as resources. Social Security has an easy-to-

use online application that you can help complete. You can find it at To apply by phone or have an application mailed to you, call Social Security at 1-800-7721213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) and ask for the Application for Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs (SSA-1020). Or go to the nearest Social Security office. To learn more about the Medicare prescription drug plans and special enrollment periods, visit or call 1800-MEDICARE (1-800-6334227; TTY 1-877-486-2048). So offer some good advice for dad – advice he can put to use right away. Tell him about the extra help with his prescription drug costs. In fact, you can help him apply online in minutes at www. After all, in times like these, every dollar counts. Ned Morrell is the manager of the Cincinnati North Social Security office.


Indian Hill Village Council

Village of Indian Hill: 6525 Drake Road. Phone: 561-6500. Web site: Mayor David T. Ottenjohn; Vice Mayor Joseph Beech III; council members Daniel J. Feigelson, Lindsay McLean, Keith Rabenold, Laura Raines and Mark Tullis. City Manager Michael W. Burns; Assistant City Manager David M. Couch; Chief of Police Chuck Schlie; City Solicitor Donald L. Crain; Clerk-Comptroller Paul C. Riordan; Fire Chief Steven Ashbrock; Public Works Superintendent John Davis; Tax Commissioner Constance Eberhart; Water Works Superintendent John Davis.


Indian Hill Exempted Village Schools

Indian Hill Exempted Village Schools Board of Education: 6855 Drake Road. Phone: 272-4500. Web site: Indian Hill school board meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Indian Hill High School, 6845 Drake Road. Board President Tim Sharp; Vice President Molly Barber; board members Karl Grafe,

Elizabeth Johnston and Kim Martin Lewis. Superintendent Dr. Jane Knudson; Assistant Superintendent Dr. Mark Ault; Treasurer and Business Manager Julia J. Toth, 2724513; Director of Pupil Services Lisa Huey; Transportation Supervisor Cynthia Ketterer; Facilities Director Ken Stegman and Director of Communications Martha Stephen.


U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt

2nd District includes nearly all the northeastern and eastern Cincinnati communities. Local: Kenwood office – 8044 Montgomery Road, Room 540, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236; phone 791-0381 or 800-784-6366; fax 791-1696. Portsmouth office – 601 Chillicothe St., Portsmouth, Ohio 45662; phone 740-3541440. In Washington, D.C.: 238 Cannon Building, Washington, D.C., 20515; phone 202225-3164; fax 202-225-1992. E-mail: Web sites:

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U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown

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U.S. Sen. George Voinovich

Local: 36 E. Seventh St., Suite 2615, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202; phone 684-3265; fax 684-3269. Washington, D.C.: 524 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510; phone 202-224-3353; fax 202-228-1382. E-mail:


State Rep. Connie Pillich

In Columbus: House of Representatives, 77 S. High St., 11th Floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43266-0603; phone 614-466-8120; fax 614644-9494. E-mail:



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Red Cross opens new home By Chuck Gibson


Manager Brett McEachern shows some of the beer and wine used to complement the sushi at Sake Bomb. The restaurant has recently expanded its selection of beer and wine.

Hyde Park restaurant serves up sushi A Hyde Park restaurant offers sushi for a variety of tastes. Sake Bomb has been in operation for six years. The restaurant is owned by Merritt Oleski and managed by Brett McEachern. “(Oleski) has always had an appreciation for Japanese and Asian culture,” said McEachern, 25. “He started this with the idea of making this a sushi restaurant that isn’t quite as formal.” Sake Bomb offers both traditional and specialty sushi. “We have pushed the envelope a lot with what you can do with sushi,” said McEachern. McEachern said some of the more unique sushi items that are offered include the Sunday morning roll made of salmon and cream cheese, “Jessie’s Girl” made of rice, cream cheese, pound cake and butterscotch chips and the Russian lobster roll made with lobster and topped with caviar. McEachern said the restaurant is starting to experiment with different

Sake Bomb

Address: 3672 Erie Ave. Owner: Merritt Oleski Hours: Afternoon hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday; evening hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. kinds of dessert sushi. “We’re willing to try anything,” he said. McEachern said the restaurant has also expanded its selection of beer and wine. “We’ve broadened the selection to complement the sushi and make (the restaurant) a true destination spot for food and drink connoisseurs,” he said. For information, visit the website at or call 5330555. Sake Bomb is located at 3672 Erie Ave. By Forrest Sellers. Send your “Small Business Spotlight” suggestions to espangler@

Cincinnati Region American Red Cross officially opened its headquarters/disaster operations center at Dana Avenue and Interstate 71 June 21. The grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new facility lasted less than an hour, but included all the usual pomp and circumstance of welcomes, recognition, thanks and speeches. Joe Becker, senior vice president, disaster services, from the National Headquarters of the American Red Cross joined Brian Keating, board chairman for the Cincinnati Chapter, and Sara Peller, CEO of the Cincinnati Region American Red Cross, on the podium. CHUCK GIBSON/CONTRIBUTOR U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt was among Cincinnati Region American Red Cross new headquarters and disaster operation center grand opening ceremony. the dignitaries who spoke at the grand The message board says “Welcome to Our Grand Opening-Monday, June 21, 2010.” The message board will opening. U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus greet southbound I-71 motorists with daily messages of safety, emergencies and disaster information. joined her along with Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory, Hamilton Coun- response technology upgrades over ty Commissioner Todd Portune and the previous home of your Cincinnati For more information state representatives Eric Kearney and Region Red Cross. More about your Cincinnati Region The technology, functionality and Bill Seitz. Nan Cahall from the office of American Red Cross at: flexibility designed into the building U.S. Sen. George Voinovich spoke on mean faster more efficient and effechis behalf. Most of the nearly 300 attending tive preparedness and response when the ceremony took advantage of the disaster strikes locally or nationally. opportunity to tour the state-of-the-art The building was designed and built to facility during the open house that fol- meet and exceed “green” specifications for LEED certification. lowed. Only capital campaign funds donatThe building serves Cincinnati and 25 surrounding counties in Ohio, Ken- ed specifically for the building were tucky and Southeastern Indiana, is used for the building project. No disasclearly visible from I-71 at Dana ter relief donations were used for the Avenue. It features critical disaster building project.


U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt speaks at the Cincinnati Region American Red Cross new headquarters and disaster operations center grand opening while other dignitaries from national, state and local businesses listened on the podium.



Picnic concert

Cincinnati Park Board is hosting Everybody’s Backyard Picnic Concert from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at Daniel Drake Park, 3800 Red Bank Road, Oakley. The event inlcudes a magician, clowns, double dutch, music and free hot dogs. The event is free. Call 354-2333 or visit

On stage

Mariemont Players Inc. is presenting “Shout! The Swingin’ ’60s Sensation” at 8 p.m. Friday, July 9, at the Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Columbia Township. It is a musical revue. Tickets are $17. Reservations are required. Call 6841236 or visit

Fresh produce

Hyde Park Farmers Market is open from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 11, at U.S. Bank Hyde Park, 3424 Edwards Road, Hyde Park. The event features local produce and farm goods, gourmet foods and more. Call 561-3151 or visit


A monitor on the wall of the Auditorium/expandable disaster operation center displays some of the electronic technology which will make the Cincinnati Region more efficient and effective in response to any disaster or emergency.

Observatory history

Cincinnati Observatory Center is hosting History of the Cincinnati Observatory from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, at Cincinnati Observatory Center, 3489 Observatory Place, Mount Lookout. It is a University of Cincinnati Communiversity class. It is open to ages 18 and up. The cost is $18. Reservations are required. Call 5566932 or visit

Farm camp

Turner Farm is hosting Turner Farm Day Camp from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 12, at Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Indian Hill. It is daily through July 16. Experience life on a working farm and discover the way food connects us to the soil, sun, water and each other. It is open to ages 8-10. The cost is $175. Registration is required. Call 561-7400 or visit

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A view of the Disaster Operation Center inside the new Red Cross building. The room is expandable to 5,000 square feet with all the state of the art communications technology to respond to the highest level disaster or emergency.

Time for some midsummer ‘yardening’ tips Is it just me, or have we been getting hit with some fairly powerful, quick, pass-through storms, more than ever? A couple of things to consider when these come through: 1.) How much rain has your yard actually received? Some have been absolute downpours while others are quick and spotty. Make sure you have a rain gauge in your yard so that you know exactly how much rainfall your yard gets each week. That way you’ll know if you need to water or not, based on the old rule of 1 inch rainfall every 10 days or so for optimum plant growth. 2.) With severe storms, lightning and high winds, there is usually a good chance for breakage / limb damages to your trees. After these storms blow through, be sure to walk around the yard and examine each tree looking for broken or cracked limbs. If you see something, or are not quite sure, call in a certified arborist to evaluate the situation and then correct the problem. To find a certified arborist in your area, ask your local independent garden store or landscape firm for referrals, or visit As we cruise into the month of July, here are a few timely “yardening” tips: Keep watering as needed – As a general rule of thumb, for optimum growing conditions, established plants

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(and turf) would like about an inch of rainfall every 10 days to 2 weeks. If Mother Nature doesn’t come through (check your rain gauge – you do have a rain gauge, right?), then you need to supplement as needed. For established trees, evergreens and shrubs, try using a Ross root feeder. For landscape beds, stationary sprinklers or soaker hoses work great. And don’t forget “GatorBags” (like the Treegator brand) for watering newly planted trees (up to 3-4 inch diameter). Remember to water deeply and thoroughly each time you water. Pinch mums and asters for the last time by no later than July 15. Keep deadheading those spent flowers on annuals and perennials to encourage more new growth and more flowers. Cut back leggy annuals to rejuvenate the plants. Keep planting fresh annuals for great summer colors, as well as blooming perennials. Apply grub preventers to the lawn if needed. Late July and August are the perfect times for digging, dividing and moving iris and peonies. Be sure to feed roses, perennials, annuals, veggies, etc. as needed. Keep fluffing the mulch to prevent crusting of the top layer. Mulch helps to prevent weeds, control soil temperatures and helps maintain soil

moisture. Watch for infestations of Japanese beetles. Hosing off the early scouts and females may help Ron Wilson keep them moving on. Spraying insectiIn the garden cides is limiting in controls - be sure to spray when bees are not present. Hand pick beetles, or knock them off into a bucket of soapy water. Temporary covering of plants with cheesecloth may also help. If you have potted plants, going away for a few days can be a problem. Who’s going to water the plants? Here are a few tips to help: • Group pots together in the shade • Use Soil Moist in the soil • Water plants just before you leave • This may be one time you can use saucers underneath your potted plants to hold extra water • Use “AquaCones” or something similar to help drip water while you’re away. Practice before you leave to see how long these procedures will last. Talk to you next time, in the “yarden”! Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Inc. Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. Reach him at

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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.


Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Seminar, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. With BodyLogicMD’s Dr. Jennifer Landa. BodyLogicMD of Cincinnati, 4555 Lake Forest Drive. For ages 35 and up suffering from symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Free. Registration required, available online. Presented by BodyLogicMD. 866-972-5306; Blue Ash.


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.


Bone Voyage, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road. 7914424; Blue Ash. The Hitmen, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Tony’s, 12110 Montgomery Road. Featuring John Zappa, Jim Connerley and Aaron Jacobs. 677-1993; Symmes Township.



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


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


p.m.-11 p.m. 80s music by The Whammies. Blue Ash Towne Square. Cooper and Hunt roads, Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259; Blue Ash.


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


Shout! The Swingin’ 60s Sensation, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road. Musical revue. $17. Reservations required. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through July 25. 684-1236; Columbia Township. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 1 0


Summer Selections, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, 791-7717; Fairfax.


Silverton Craft Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Meier’s Wine Cellars, 6955 Plainfield Road. Presented by RMAS, LLC Productions. 351-5888; Silverton.

Animals Alive, 2 p.m. Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road. With Hamilton County Parks naturalist. Ages 6-12. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6001. Symmes Township.


Isaac Witty, 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 9


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


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


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.


Friday Night Grillouts, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Music by Kevin Fox. Lake Isabella, 10174 LovelandMadeira Road. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95$9.25; parking permit required. 791-1663; Symmes Township.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Jagdish Kulkarni, 1:30 p.m. Barnes & Noble Kenwood, 7800 Montgomery Road. Author discusses and signs “Invisible Woman: I and I: Invisibility to Invincibility.” Free. 794-9440. Kenwood.


Going to the Park Stories, 11 a.m. Barnes & Noble Kenwood, 7800 Montgomery Road. 794-9440. Kenwood.


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


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


Shout! The Swingin’ 60s Sensation, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations required. 684-1236; Columbia Township.


What Women Need to Know About Divorce, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Merrill Lynch, 5151 Pfeiffer Road. Suite 100, Conference room. Learn how to protect yourself and your children, take control of your financial life and strategies to deal with your spouse and/or children’s emotions. Features panel of speakers, attorneys, financial advisor and therapists. Free. Reservations appreciated, not required. Presented by Second Saturday. 792-1186. Blue Ash. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 1 1


Good Earth Good Eats, 9 a.m.-noon Beekeeping Workshop. Learn how to relate to and care for bees as well as about their importance in the environment. With Marion Ackman. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. $35 with lunch, $25. Registration recommendend. 683-2340; Loveland. The Abiding Image: Crafting Poetry from your Life, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Use life material to create poetry. Led by poet, teacher and Haden Institute faculty member Cathy Smith Bowers with writer and Grailville co-director and founder/facilitator of its Practice of Poetry programs, Pauletta Hansel. $40 includes lunch. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.


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.


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). $3 donation. 683-5692; Loveland.


Granny’s Sunday Supper, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Harvest and cook meal with guest chef. $15, free ages 4 and under. Registration required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; Loveland.


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


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


Loveland Concerts in the Park, 6 p.m. Music by Loveland Ministerial Association. Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave. Presented by City of Loveland. 683-0150; Loveland.


Isaac Witty, 8 p.m. $8, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 984-9288; Montgomery.


Shout! The Swingin’ 60s Sensation, 7 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations required. 684-1236; Columbia Township.


Turner Farm is hosting Turner Farm Day Camp from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 12, at Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Indian Hill. It is daily through July 16. Experience life on a working farm and discover the way food connects us to the soil, sun, water and each other. It is open to ages 8-10. The cost is $175. Registration is required. Call 561-7400 or visit M O N D A Y, J U L Y 1 2


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


Zumba Gold, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Designed for those not used to exercising, older adults or those with physical limitations. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


Go Wild: Animal & Plant Science Camp, 9 a.m.-noon Daily through July 16. Swaim Park, Zig Zag and Cooper roads, Children investigate animals and plants, build nature kit complete with binoculars, bug cage and telescope. Includes experiments, individual projects and engaging science. Ages 6-12. $150. Registration required. Presented by City of Montgomery. 891-2424; Montgomery. Little Hikers Camp, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Daily through July 16. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Play, explore, make new friends and learn new skills. Age-appropriate activities. After camp programs available for an extra fee 12:30-3:25 p.m. Ages 4 and under. $1,070 five-days, $730 three-days; members: $920 five-days, $630 three-days. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

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


Country Music and Line Dancing, 7 p.m.11 p.m. Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive. Line dance lessons 7-8 p.m. $5. Country music by DJ Ed with open dancing until 11 p.m. Live country bands on select Wednesdays. Ages 18 and up. 600-8476; Symmes Township.


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.


American Girls Book Club, 7 p.m. Continued discussion of “American Girls Mystery” series. Barnes & Noble Kenwood, 7800 Montgomery Road. Girls ages 812. 794-9440. Kenwood.


The Hitmen, 6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m. Tony’s, 677-1993; Symmes Township.


Two of a Kind, 7 p.m.-midnight, Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Twopiece band featuring Jay, guitar, and Amy, vocals, presents classics from yesterday and today. 793-4500. Blue Ash.


Youth Pool Party, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Brookside Swim and Tennis Club, 4400 Sycamore Road. DJ, open swim, activities and snack bar. For grades 5-8. $6, $4 members. 8919832; Sycamore Township.

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COOKING CLASSES Cooking in the Gardens, 6:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Breakfast in the garden. Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 LovelandMadeira Road. Identify, harvest, prepare and learn ways to enjoy local vegetables and herbs. With French home cooks Brigitte Cordier and Martine Enselme. Ages 14 and up, must be accompanied by an adult. $70 for two, $40. Registration required. 2352644, Loveland. LITERARY - LIBRARIES

Helicopter Visit, 2 p.m. Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road. See a helicopter land. Visit with a pilot from Higher Ground Helicopters of Cincinnati. All ages. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6001. Symmes Township.


Tuesday Concerts in the Park, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Frank Simon Concert. Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road. Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 7456259; Blue Ash. PROVIDED

Monster Jam trucks, including Grave Digger, pictured, roar into Paul Brown Stadium Saturday, July 10. Twelve monster trucks will take on racing competitions and car-crushing freestyle moves. Party in the Pits begins at 2 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. The Party in the Pits allows for a meet and get autographs with the drivers, see the trucks up close and watch the crew members ready the trucks for racing. There is also a live band, face painters, balloon artists and other family-friendly entertainment. Tickets are $10-$50, adults; and $5, children. Call 800-745-3000 or visit For information, visit


Fun Fit & Balanced, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Learn to reduce risk of falling. Ages 55 and up. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band will perform at Riverbend at 8 p.m. Friday, July 9. Prior to the concert, at 6:30 p.m., Starr will exhibit his limited edition, signed computer artwork. There will also be signed drumheads, art T-shirts, books and more. Proceeds from exhibit sales benefit the Lotus Foundation. There is also a free pre-show cook-out at 6:30 p.m. Concert tickets are $49.50, $79.50 and $125. Call 800-745-3000 or visit


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Do we recognize much of our ego in Nellie? Let’s speak about our ego for a minute. The ego is our center of consciousness and our contact with the world around us. It’s our identity and who we think we are at any given moment. The ego’s characteristics? Our ego has a preference for certainty over uncertainty, predictability over surprise, clarity over ambiguity, control over others rather than tending to their preferences. In his book, “What Matters Most,” Dr. James Hollis describes our egos this way: “This Nervous Nellie ego flits about trying to make everything work… obsessed with staying in charge. Nellie seeks to live in a world of nouns, comforting nouns, that is, fixed identities… predictable entities that can be controlled, maneuvered, and contained. “And all the while, Nellie really swims in a sea of verbs. This is,

not things fixed, but things happening.” Do we recognize much of our ego in Nellie? The fantasy of controlling fortune or the Father Lou hearts and lives Guntzelman of others runs Perspectives deep in us. We connive, engage in manipulations, triangulations, twist truths, obsess about health and safety, put warning labels on everything from plastic bags to Levelor blind cords – all to better control others and the world around us. We even try to control God. We look for a never-fail prayer or point to our good behavior to finagle God into giving us what we ask or make happen what we want to happen. We use special

ego strategies in trying to control our spouse, friends, work colleagues and grown children – oblivious to the fact that their lives are in their hands, not ours. As individuals we do have certain responsibilities for our own lives, work, and any young children in our charge. But do we ever come to a time of greater maturation and spiritual growth when we realize the best thing we can do is resign as the General Manager of the Universe? Our priority then becomes: run our own lives as well as we can. We must realize life as a mystery, God is God, and my ego, Nellie, must tolerate questions, unfulfilled plans and unexpected happenings. Older adults who have lived full lives have many stories to tell. Their telling is often the occasion of laughter or tears or nostalgia. Later on, analyze their life stories. They often contain intriguing

wisdom we need to learn. The storytellers’ tales will include many times when they were evidently not in control of their lives. There were occasions when they barely survived a storm by hiding in the basement, when they were fired and had to find a new job, suffered an accident, had their heart broken by losing someone they deeply loved, were drafted and had to go off to war, or felt a confusing ecstasy the first time they fell in love. There were so many events and emotional times, positive and negative, when their egos were not in control and all they could do was to try to cope. Note something else about our senior storytellers. These earlier out-of-control events are worn as ribbons of honor on a military uniform coat. The tellers seem proud to have gone through uncertain times and

survived. Perhaps they have even become stronger because of them, and their lives more rich and colorful. Too much emphasis on control can mean we are trying to suppress the mystery of life. There is something rewarding and formative hidden in the ambiguities of life. Though we desperately seek on one level to control so much of life, in retrospect it seems on another level we value being out of control and in the hands of mystery. We want a life containing more adventure and courage than our Nervous Nellie ego can safely plan. As poet Mary Oliver says: “I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Store makes him pay to get back his stolen goods Imagine having your house burglarized and then being told you have to pay to get back some of the stolen items. A young man says that’s what’s happened to him and he feels he’s been victimized twice. A recent ruling by Ohio courts says he’s right. Paul Ambrosius said someone broke into his Cheviot house in May and got away with a lot of items. “They came in and stole my laptop off a table, and my iPod and my Playstation 3,” he says. Ambrosius said the thieves had broken out a back window in order to unlock a door and enter. “The police came, did a report and everything and they told me to check out stores. There’s a couple of pawn shops and game-trading places. They told me to check those out and see if I can match my serial numbers up,” Ambrosius said. Fortunately, Ambrosius still had the box in which the Playstation 3 had been packed. It has the serial

number of the unit so he was able to use that to canvas l o c a l s t o r e s looking for Howard Ain the stolen Hey Howard! item. H e found one store that had taken in several Playstation 3 units and one of them had his serial number. Ambrosius immediately notified the police. “That night they found the guy and put him in jail,” he said. “His excuse was that somebody paid him to sell the Playstation and that was the only thing he knew about.” The man has since been convicted of receiving stolen property. Ambrosius says his big surprise was when he tried to get back the stolen items he had located. The store wanted him to pay the same amount the store had paid for the

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Playstation, a game and controller. Ambrosius paid the money, $165, but isn’t at all happy he had to pay. “They want the people that got their stuff stolen to pay the price and not them – and that’s not fair,” he said. “I didn’t commit a crime and yet I have to pay out of my own pocket to get my own property back. It’s just not right.” Last year an Ohio Appeals Court agreed with him when it upheld a lower court ruling that the true owners of stolen property have a right to get it back from a licensed pawn shop without having to pay for it. That case involved a Canton pawn shop that had charged the owners of stolen jewelry to get it back. In Ambrosius’ case, he’s not sure whether or not the store that bought his items is a licensed pawn shop. Under the law, a purchaser other than a pawn shop can take good title to items, even from a thief, if they do so in good faith. In this case, Ambrosius

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vinegar brine and lay, of all things, a piece of rye bread on top. “The yeast in the rye bread (and I recall Mary telling me only rye will work) makes the pickles ferment and they taste like old fashioned pickles from a barrel,” Mary told me. You let them sit in the sun three days, changing the bread daily. Anyway, I’m not sharing that recipe today since I have to make them again and measure as I go. Mary’s recipe, like so many heirloom ones, was a little of this and a little of that. If they turn out as well as I think they are going to be, I’ll share in a future column. Meanwhile, I’d enjoy sharing your favorite canning recipes so send them in!

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4 cups thinly sliced cucumbers, unpeeled 1 ⁄2 cup or so thinly sliced onion 1 cup sugar 1 ⁄2 teaspoon dill seed or handful fresh dill leaves, minced 1 ⁄4 cup cold water 1 ⁄8 teaspoon turmeric 1 ⁄4 teaspoon each: mustard seed and celery seed 1 tablespoon salt 1 ⁄2 cup vinegar, either cider or clear Mix cucumbers and onions together. Set aside. Mix rest of ingredients and stir well to dissolve some of the sugar. Pour over cucumbers and onions. Put a plate on top to keep the veggies


Rita’s sister Sonia’s freezer pickles. under the brine. Cover and refrigerate a day or so before eating. Can be kept up to a month, tightly covered in the fridge. Good add-ins: 1 garlic clove, smashed

My Mom’s dill pickles

You can use fresh or dry dill heads. If you have to use dill seed, use at least 2 tablespoons per jar. Don’t use waxed cucumbers from the store as they won’t pickle well. My mom, Mary Nader, gave me this recipe from her old Ball Blue Book. I have many fond memories of her with me making jars and jars of all kinds of pickles.

cloth bag or put in teaball if you want. Simmer for 15 minutes. Pack cucumbers into hot clean jars, leaving 1⁄4” head space; put dill in each jar. Bring vinegar mixture to a boil and pour boiling liquid over cucumbers. Wipe rims clean, adjust caps and process pints and quarts 15 minutes in boiling water bath. This recipe makes about 7 pints. Good add-ins: Jalapeño or other hot pepper, sliced down the center; clove of garlic Kosher style: Add to each jar a bay leaf, a clove of garlic, 1⁄2 teaspoon mustard seed and if you like, a piece of hot pepper.

8 pounds pickling or small cucumbers, cut as desired or left whole 1 ⁄2 to 3⁄4 cup sugar 1 ⁄2 cup canning, pickling or Kosher salt 1 quart 5 percent acid vinegar (I like cider, but clear works well, too) 1 quart water 3 tablespoons mixed pickling spices

Sonia’s pickles

Green or dry dill heads (1 large one per jar) or 2 tablespoons dill seed per jar Combine sugar, salt, vinegar and water in a big pot. Tie spices in a cheese-

4 cups thinly sliced cucumbers, unpeeled 1 medium onion, sliced thin

My sister, Sonia, loves her garden and each year makes these awesome pickles.

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2 tablespoons salt Up to 11⁄2 cups sugar 1 ⁄2 cup vinegar 11⁄2 teaspoons pickling spice 1 red bell pepper, diced (opt.) 1 clove garlic, smashed (opt.) Arrange cucumbers and onions in large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and mix. Pour enough water over to just cover them. Stir again. Soak at room temperature for two hours. Drain, but don’t rinse. Meanwhile, mix sugar, vinegar and pickling spice in small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook until sugar dissolves. Let cool while pickles are soaking. After pickles have been drained, add bell pepper, then pour pickling brine over them. Mix. Put into containers. Let marinate overnight in refrigerator. Keeps at least three weeks, or up to six months in freezer.


The full instructions for cooking “Love at First Bite’s” yellow squash and tomato parmesan are: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In an 8-by-8 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 another layer with the squash, tomatoes and butter. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Top with remaining cheese and oregano. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Ascension Lutheran Church

The church is hosting Baobab Blast, this summer’s Vacation Bible School from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 26-29. VBS includes songs, theme-inspired crafts, games, snacks and stories about Jesus. Baobab Blast is free. Call 7933288 to reserve a spot. 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,

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 are welcome. The church is at 7388 East Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

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Kenwood Fellowship Church

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

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 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.

Mount Washington Presbyterian Church

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. Moms Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 20. Open to all moms. Childcare is available upon reservation. Call the church to reserve a spot. 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 church for details. The church is located at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

Epiphany United Methodist Church 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 at www. 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.

Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

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

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and overnight camp. Donations of food or materials for craft projects are welcome and can be coordinated through the St. Barnabas office. St. Barnabas will host a book club, a canoe trip and a day at the Great American Ball Park this summer. Sunday worship services are 8, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. with summer church school at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome. The church will hold services all summer during the construction on Montgomery Road. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;




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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. Dates: July 19 and Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700.


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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.


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Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Dates: July 9th 7:00 p.m.-Midnight July 10th 4:00 p.m.-Midnight July 11th 1:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

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

Mount Washington United Methodist Church

Vacation Bible School will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 10, with a Family Picnic immediately following. Registration for the Vacation Bible School themed “A Day in Egypt” will begin at 8:30 a.m. Children ages 3 (potty trained) and up to those entering sixth

The church is at 6300 Price Road, Loveland; 677-7600. St. Barnabas VBS will be held Thursday, July 22, through Sunday, July 25. The times are 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday; and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. The theme is “High Seas Expedition: Exploring the Mighty Love of God.” The service project for the children will be El Hogar Mission in Honduras. Children ages 3 to 10 are welcome to attend. There is no fee for this program. Call the church office at 984-8401 or register online at St. Barnabas works with children from the Findlay Street neighborhood on a Summer Camp outreach Monday to Friday through Aug. 6. Volunteers are needed for field trips, craft projects, sports

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 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,

Church of God of Prophecy

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

grade are welcome. The Vacation Bible School and Picnic are free and open to the community. On the second Saturday of every month, the community is invited to a free dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the church. On Saturday, July 10, the meal will be Sloppy Joes. The dinner is provided and prepared by the members of the church and is served in the church’s fellowship hall. The church is at 6365 Corbly Road; 231-3946;


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 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 going to childrenfamilies. The chapel is at 5125 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 561-4220.

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