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ping Stones. Said Kay: “We have kids and teens that come here throughout the summer who have a lot of different disabilities and different challenges in their life every day. “When they’re here they get to experience everything that is summer camp – the fun, the social interactions, everything that’s so important to most kids and teens.

Keith Ledgerwood admits he has a lead foot. Authorities say he also has a smooth tongue that has helped him talk police out of writing him speeding tickets and cite him instead for lesser violations that don’t affect his driver’s license or auto insurance. Those two views collided 16 months ago when Ledgerwood was cited for speeding in one of the area’s most affluent cities, touching off a legal fight that has has seen his case dismissed three times, reinstated each time, become the subject of an appeal and now possibly headed to the Ohio Supreme Court – all over a $95 speeding ticket. On one side is Ledgerwood, 29, an information technology consultant then of Springfield Township, now of Maineville. He believes he’s being harassed by a city that initially botched its case against him and now is doing all it can to stick it Ledgerwood to him. “This is a big miscarriage of process and justice,” Ledgerwood said. “Something crazy has happened here.” On the other are Indian Hill prosecutors, administrators and police who say Ledgerwood shouldn’t be allowed to game the system. He should just pay his fine and stop seeking special treatment. “He is a chronic speeder who has the uncanny ability to get out of speeding tickets,” Benjamin Yoder, the Indian Hill assistant law director, said. “Somebody is going to get hurt.” Indian Hill police pulled Ledgerwood over late on the evening of Feb. 6, 2012, on Ohio 126, known as Remington Road in Indian Hill. While driving a black 2004 Acura four-door, Ledgerwood was cited for going 54 in a 35 mile-per-hour zone. Ledgerwood immediately asked if the officer could cite him for something other than speeding because he had a good driving record, police said. When the police officer ran Ledgerwood’s record, though, he saw that Ledgerwood has been cited for speeding seven times in Hamilton County since 2004 and that some of those charges had been reduced or dismissed. Ledgerwood was given the speeding ticket. It was a $36 ticket, but when the $59

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Jordan Renken, 13, of Mack, wears a patriotic shirt and lets the music move him. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Young campers kick off July 4 festivities

By Jeanne Houck

Things were really jumping – literally – at Stepping Stones’ summer day camp July 3, where some 175 picnicking youths and about as many volunteers kicked off Independence Day festivities. As a disc jockey spun audience-participation anthems such as “YMCA” and “Shout” at Stepping Stones’ Wommack Pavilion in Indian Hill, the young campers with disabilities leapt to their feet or brightened in their wheelchairs, with PATRIOTIC those who were PICNIC able throwing See Stepping their arms into the Stones celebrate air. Not long before Independence Day at they’d gobbled hamburgers, hot dogs and pieces of a massive July 4 cake provided, prepared and served by volunteers from Resurgent Capital Services of Symmes Township. This is the ninth year Stepping Stones has hosted the Independence Day picnic at its Indian Hill facilities on Given Road. “There’s lots of fun, fun stuff going on,” said Amanda Kay of Withamsville, manager of recreation and leisure services for Stepping Stones. Helping out were 36 teens and 13

Emma Hill of Madeira, a Stepping Stones staff member, dances with campers. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

adults from the Children’s International Summer Villages, who are volunteering in the Cincinnati area after traveling from their homes elsewhere in the United States and from Brazil, Columbia, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Portugal and Sweden. “At Stepping Stones they learn that people who have disabilities have the right to dignity and the right to experience the typical joys of childhood,” said Peggy Kreimer of Montgomery, communication/grants director for Step-



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ticket wasn’t in court, Indian Hill prosecutors asked for a continuance. If the witness isn’t in court, prosecutors can’t prove Ledgerwood was speeding. Ledgerwood knew the officer who gave him the ticket wasn’t there, so he refused to continue the case. It was transferred to Hamilton County Municipal Court and Ledgerwood left. But Indian Hill prosecutors realized, after Ledgerwood left court, that the case would have to be dropped – and Ledgerwood would face no punishment – unless the case was before a judge within 30 days. That meant the transfer to Municipal Court likely would have delayed his case beyond that 30 days and the charge would have been dismissed. So, after Ledgerwood left, prosecutors recalled the case and dismissed it themselves. Then police appeared at Ledgerwood’s home and told him he could either waive the 30-day time limitation or show up in court the next day. When he refused to waive the limit, a special session of the Indian Hill Mayor’s Court was called the next day. The officer who gave him the ticket was there. Ledgerwood was found guilty of speeding and ordered to pay $95. He appealed that verdict to Hamilton County Municipal Court, where Judge Cheryl Grant agreed to Ledgerwood’s request to dismiss the ticket because Indian Hill had already dismissed it. Indian Hill police, days later, showed up at Ledgerwood’s job and re-is-



LEDGERWOOD’S SPEEDING HISTORY The speeding ticket Keith Ledgerwood got in Indian Hill is one of eight he’s been given in Hamilton County since 2004: » In 2004, Cincinnati police cited Ledgerwood for driving 82 in a 55 mile-per-hour zone on eastbound I-74. He pleaded guilty when it was reduced from speeding to improper lights. He paid $104 in fines and court costs. » In 2005, Cincinnati police cited him for doing 85 in a 55 mile-per-hour zone on eastbound I-74. He pleaded guilty and paid $114 in fines and court costs. » In 2006, he was cited for driving 85 in a 65 mile-perhour zone on I-275 in Whitewater Township. The charge was later dismissed. » In 2010, he was cited for driving 48 in a 25 mile-perhour zone in Springfield Township. The charge was later dismissed. » In 2010, he was cited for driving 63 in a 35 mile-perhour zone in Springfield Township. He was convicted and paid a $154 fine and court costs. » In 2012, Cincinnati police cited him for driving 79 in a 55 mile-per-hour zone on northbound I-71 at the 4.2-mile marker. He pleaded guilty and paid $204 in fines and court costs. » In 2012, he was cited for driving 88 in a 65 mile-perhour zone on northbound I-71 in Symmes Township. He pleaded guilty and paid $173 in fines and court costs. When speeding tickets are dismissed, it’s often because the police officer who issued the ticket doesn’t appear in court. That often happens because the officer is on duty, on vacation or other reasons. Source: Hamilton County Clerk of Courts

sued the same speeding ticket. Ledgerwood took it to Municipal Court and Judge Grant again threw it out, agreeing with Ledgerwood that Indian Hill took longer than 30 days to bring his case to trial. Upset Indian Hill prosecutors Don Crain and Yoder appealed that decision to the Cincinnatibased 1st District Court of Appeals and won. That court ruled the stop-andstart of the ticket and dismissal meant Indian Hill hadn’t violated the 30-day deadline. Why would the affluent city fight so hard over a $95 ticket?

“We only have a very few of these appeals and for purposes of public safety, we decided to appeal,” said Crain, the city’s law director. Indian Hill pays a private law firm $4,000 per month to serve as its prosecutors. Crain and Yoder work for that firm. Crain said the appeal was made after consulting with Police Chief Chuck Schlie and City Manager Dina Minneci. Ledgerwood insists the way Indian Hill has pursued the case is harassment. He suspects police aren’t happy the ticket has been thrown out twice.


them to do it, so they really enjoy coming here,” Kay said. Stepping Stones’ summer day camp runs until Friday, Aug. 9, and teen volunteers are needed for the last week. For more information about volunteering and about the agency’s programs, visit www.step or call 831-4660. A non-profit agency, Stepping Stones serves children and adults with

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“We feel obliged to support the officers,” Crain said, wondering why their decision to pursue the $95 ticket was being questioned. “What would your solution be? Just to let this guy off the hook again?” Yes, another local Mayor’s Court judge said. “The aggressiveness that (Indian Hill) is showing, this is not what you would normally see on a speeding ticket. This is just a speeding ticket,” said Massimino Ionna, who has served as the Arlington Heights Mayor’s Court judge for the last nine years. Ionna also is a former prosecutor and former Hamilton County Juvenile Court Magistrate. “This is odd to see it pursued as far as it has,” Ionna added. “At some point in time, you’re losing money if you’re (Indian Hill). Over a $95 ticket. It just seems more than normal.” Yoder said “30 to 40” hours have been spent prosecuting Ledgerwood’s case so far. Ledgerwood admitted in his first Mayor’s Court appearance that he was speeding, Crain said, but now it’s far more important to Ledgerwood – and to Indian Hill, Ledgerwood said – than just a speeding ticket. “They made it clear to me walking out of the courtroom that they were not going to let this go,” Ledgerwood said. “I feel like there’s something fundamentally wrong, trying to get around the rules. This is wrong. ...I’m not trying to get out of a speeding ticket at this point.” disabilities at the Indian Hill site and, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Cincinnati, at Camp Allyn on Lake Allyn Road in Batavia. Stepping Stones is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. For more about your community, visit Get regular Indian Hill updates. Visit

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New club rounding up horse lovers By Jeanne Houck

Pam Middendorff has been saddling up horses since she was a child. “Over the years, I’ve had the good fortune to meet many horse enthusiasts like myself and trail riders in particular,” the Indian Hill resident said. “They are a great group of folks from all walks of life with a singular love of horses but because of their diversity of riding styles and geography, they had no way of connecting with each other.” Until now. Middendorff and others have formed the Indian Hill Equestrian Club, which she said is currently the village’s only adult riding club. “Several months ago, I began talking with a group of friends about starting a trail-riding group and as of June, the Indian Hill Equestrian Club has grown to over 70 members,” said Middendorff, club president. “The purpose of our group is to create new friendships among adult riders and horse lovers through monthly trail rides, social events and educational programs. “The group is also dedicated to working with the village of Indian Hill to support, maintain and preserve the150-mile, bridle-trail system,” Middendorff said. Kerry Daus is a village resident who is chairing the Indian Hill Equestrian Club’s communications committee. “Having trail-ridden in Indian Hill as a child and now again as an adult, I am excited to have the Indian Hill Equestrian Club,” Daus said. “It is a wonderful col-

Members of the new Indian Hill Equestrian Club and their horses recently met up at Camargo Stables for a ride. From left are Julie McVey and Trigger, Pam Middendorff and Beau, Julie Myers and Sonny, Kerry Daus and Amos and Sara Geiger and Lucky. PROVIDED

lection of horse enthusiasts with whom I can ride, learn and socialize.” Upcoming membersonly events include a trail ride Saturday, July 13, and the club’s first annual cookout Saturday, July 20 – both at Camargo Stables on Shawnee Run Road in Indian Hill. An Indian Hill Equestrian Club riding membership is $25 a year and a non-riding membership $50 a year. Members do not have to live in Indian Hill, which had a riding club on Blome Road – now the Greenacres Equine Center - at which Middendorff began taking lessons at an early age. “Since childhood, I have loved horses, riding and the beauty of the trails in Indian Hill,” Middendorff said. “Happily, my commercial real estate-investment business allows me the freedom to continue to ride the trails to this day with my sure and steady mount, ‘Legacy Beau,’ a registered quarter horse. “The bridle trails were originally developed by the Camargo Hunt in the 1920s and at one time covered over 250 miles for foxhunting,” Middendorff said. “The majority of the remaining trails are located on 2,500 acres of green

areas owned in trust by the village. “Although the Camar-

go Hunt still comes to Indian Hill to hunt during their season that runs September to March, their kennels are now located in Burlington, Ky.,” Middendorff said. Email for an application for membership in the Indian Hill Equestrian Club. Riding nembers also must buy an Indian Hill bridle trail pass at village administrative offices on Drake Road. Here are the officers and committee chairs of

the Indian Hill Equestrian Club: • Pam Middendorff of Indian Hill - president. • Wendy McAdams of Indian Hill - vice president. • Becky Trasser-Kimmerly of Milford - secretary. • Jo Ann Kuntz of Goshen - treasurer. • Julie McVey of Morrow - membership chair. • Kerry Daus of Indian Hill - communications chair. • Barb Edwards of Batavia - social chair.

• Trish Lambeck of Loveland - trail ride cochair. • Brooke Sadler of Blue Ash - trail ride co-chair. • Abby Lindell of Terrace Park - education cochair. • Lois Sedacca of Loveland - education co-chair. For more about your community, visit Get regular Indian Hill updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit

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Sycamore looks forward to festival By Leah Fightmaster

Sycamore Township’s annual festival is back for its 21st year. The festival is July 12 and July 13 at Bechtold Park, 4312 Sycamore Road, from 6 p.m. to midnight each evening. Those who attend can expect games, food and beer booths, as well as kids’ rides, Parks and Recreation Director Mike McKeown said. Several restaurants will have booths with foods ranging from pizza, hamburgers, Cajun, sandwiches and ice cream. The main attraction, McKeown said, is the live music. Headlining the festival this year is The Ides of March, who plays on Friday, and America, who plays on Saturday. Opening the show Friday is Pandora Effect and Blair Carman and the Belleview Boys. Saturday the openers are The Refranes and DV8, McKeown added. “I think people really like the fact that they can come see these big national acts for free, but not get gouged on high food prices,” he said. Last year the festival’s attendance throughout the weekend was about 20,000, a record crowd for

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the township. McKeown said he expects another high turnout again this year. Festival goers can park at the park or take one of four shuttles from nearby places. They’ll be running from about 5:30 p.m. to about 12:30 a.m. both evenings from the township administration building, 8540 Kenwood Road; Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road; St. Saviour Catholic Church, 4118 Myrtle Ave., and Bethel Baptist Temple, 8501 Plainfield Road. Kids’ all-you-can-ride bracelets can also be bought for $5 each day. No coolers, cans, bottles or pets are permitted at the festival, but blankets and lawn chairs are, McKeown said.


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Field day for students in Eden Park

The cast from "A Star Is Born" sing "You've Got a Friend In Me."


On a recent spring day, students at St. Ursula Academy enjoyed the sites of Eden Park, focused on wellness activities which promote a healthy lifestyle, and raised money to benefit the entire student body at SUA. The day began on the campus of St. Ursula Academy with students competing in Field Day activities. Students participated in events which included sit ups, pushups, jump roping, obstacle courses and relays which all fell under the “St. Ursula Strong” theme of the day. Although the goal of this portion of the day was physical wellness, many laughs were shared by all the students. After awards were given to the winners in each Field Day category, the students began the SUA Walk portion of the day. Along the two-mile walk through the neighborhood, the

students were able to smell the spring blooms of Eden Park, see the beautiful architecture in Mt. Adams, and finally enjoy popsicles and music in the Seasongood Pavilion. This year, 32 students were involved in the committee that planned the events of the day. “Because so many students were involved in the planning, they brought a greater awareness to the goal of the walk, to raise money for the students of SUA,” said Courtney Ragland, who headed the walk effort. This is evidenced by the $34,500 check that the committee presented to the students, a number that exceeded their original goal of $32,000. Although the Walk and Field Day are much anticipated events for the students each year, the added focus on wellness and fundraising makes the events even more special.å

Cincinnati Country Day School presented its version of “A Star Is Born.” One of this year’s summer programs was a drama camp in which the participants staged a production featuring Disney music. Following rehearsals, the students performed the play for family and friends. Photos by Forrest Sellers/The Community Press

Madeline Hopple of Indian Hill, Molly Zilch of Symmes Township, Abby Roehr of Indian Hill, Shauna Reilly of Sharonville, Katie Koesterman of Montgomery and Anna Sheanshang of Montgomery enjoy the day in Eden Park. THANKS TO JILL CAHILL

Cincinnati Country Day School second-graders Hilary Laird, left, of Mariemont, and Ambika Sharma, of Montgomery, perform a duet.

Cast members hold the wedding train of Madeira Elementary School fourth-grader Rosie Davis, left, of Madeira, during a scene from "A Star Is Born."

Cincinnati Country Day School’s 11 National Merit Finalists are, in front, from left: Abigail Skwara of Symmes Township, Julia Murphy of Terrace Park, Cassidy Sachs of Covedale, Caroline Gentile of Indian Hill and Holly Dayton, Terrace Park; and in back, Samuel Fossett of Montgomery, Luke Hall of Avondale, Samuel Hall of Symmes Township, Michael Barton of Indian Hill, John Willingham of Hyde Park and Anirudh Kosaraju of Mason. THANKS TO CINDY KRANZ

CCD seniors finalists in competition Senior Maddi Elkin, left, of Lakeside Park, Ky., and eighth-grader Hannah Laird, of Mariemont, look at one of the costumes. Both are students at Cincinnati Country Day School.

Madeira Elementary School fourth-grader Rosie Davis, left, of Madeira, and Indian Hill Elementary School second-grader Sophia Rumpf, of Indian Hill, rehearse a scene.

COLLEGE CORNER Dean’s list Charles McKee of Indian Hill was recently named to the winter dean’s list at Washington and Lee University.

Local students graduate from Denison Local students were among the 542 graduates awarded diplomas at Denison University's 172nd commencement May 12. Karen G. Bullock (45243) was awarded a bachelor of arts degree, summa cum laude, with a major in English with a concentration in literature, a minor in communication and a

concentration in queer studies. A consistent dean's list student, she is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Tau Delta, the national English honorary. Bullock studied abroad with the Advanced Studies in England Program in the United Kingdom. She received the Denison Founders Award, the Marjorie McCutcheon Award for Excellence in English and second place in the Robert T. Wilson Award for Scholarly Writing. Bullock served as stage manager for Denison University's production of "The Tragical History of Doc-

tor Faustus," worked as a consultant in the Writing Center, and wrote for Prologue, Denison's first-year writing journal. Kate S. Cropper (45243) was awarded a bachelor of arts degree with a major in sociology/ anthropology. Kara T. Ferguson (45243) was awarded a bachelor of arts with a major in psychology and a minor in studio art. She spent a semester with the Danish Institute for Study Abroad Program in Denmark. A dean's list student, Ferguson was a recipient of the Denison Founders Award

Thirty percent of the senior class – 11 members – at Cincinnati Country Day School are National Merit Finalists. “We are extremely proud of these students and what they have accomplished academically,” said Upper School Head Stephanie Luebbers of Mariemont. “They are leaders in our community, both in and outside of the classroom, and we are fortunate to have them at CCDS.” Finalists are Michael Barton (Indian Hill), Holly Dayton (Terrace Park), Samuel Fossett (Montgomery), Caroline Gentile (Indian Hill), Luke Hall (Avondale), Samuel Hall (Symmes Township), Anirudh Kosaraju (Mason), Julia Murphy (Terrace Park), Cassidy Sachs (Covedale), Abigail Skwara (Symmes Township), and John Willingham (Hyde Park). In all, National Merit recognized 18 Country Day seniors, comprising 30 percent of the

class. Also recognized were William Victor (Anderson Township), National Merit semifinalist, and Edwin Sam (Liberty Township), National Achievement semifinalist. Commended Students are: Sarah Gamblin (Indian Hill), Katherine Karnes (Mariemont), Anne Nesbitt (Blue Ash), Sarah Portman (Terrace Park) and Will Bernish (Anderson Township). Students become semifinalists by achieving high scores on the Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The 11 CCDS seniors scored in the top one percent and are among about 16,000 students named semifinalists nationwide. Approximately 1.5 million students took the PSAT last fall. Of the semifinalists nationwide, 15,000 become National Merit Finalists. In the spring, about 8,300 of the 15,000 finalists will receive a college scholarship.









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Arizona 85, 86

Delaware 19

Illinois 60, 61, 62

Louisiana 70, 71

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Arkansas 71, 72

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Indiana 46, 47

Maine 03, 04

Mississippi 38, 39

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Maryland 20, 21

Missouri 63, 64, 65

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UA star going national in volleyball By Mark D. Motz

INDIAN HILL — The long practices and early hours paid off. In a completely different sport. See, Ursuline Academy rising senior Sam Fry used to be a star swimmer. She was a twotime MVP for the Indian Hill Swim Club summer team in addition to playing golf, soccer and basketball. To say nothing of her equestrian pursuits (she’s training for a dressage competition later this summer), her piano playing and her academics. But by the time she got to seventh grade, Fry said she wasn’t ready to commit to the nearly monastic life of a fulltime swimmer. So she picked up volleyball. Good call. Last fall Fry led the Lions to a Division I state title as a middle hitter, earning all-league, -city, -state and -America honors along the way. Soon she heads to Florida to compete with the 2013 women’s Junior Olympic A-1 training team, one of only 22 girls and six middle hitters from across the country to make the team. “From here, the girls who play have a better chance of trying out for the legitimate Olympic team and other national and international teams,” Fry said. The experience includes 10 days of training and competition July 18 to 28 at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Fort Lauderdale. Training includes up to three practices a day for five days, then competition against High Performance regional and international teams. “I want to work on being more of a leader and practicing being more vocal,” Fry said. “I’m going to be a senior and I kind of just want to get into that habit.

Indian Hill Club swim team member Mack Rice swims the butterfly in a 2011 race. THANKS TO ANDREW BYER

Wahoo swimmers get new coach, to defend titles Fry

“I’m excited to get really good coaches, college coaches who maybe have a different approach to the game, evaluating me and giving me their opinions of my game. I think that’s really going to help me as a player.” Fry - who carries a 4.2 gradepoint average and plans to study business in college - orally committed to the university of Notre Dame as a high school sophomore. Her brother, Matt, is already there. Her mom, Shari Matvey, was an academic allAmerica in basketball for the Irish and was the first woman in Notre Dame history to score 1,000 career points. “You could say we’re Irish fans,” Fry said with a chuckle. “I love the school and it’s been a dream to go there. I think if I hadn’t already committed, this (Junior Olympic) opportunity would have opened a lot of doors for me. “(Notre Dame) is a good team, but on their way to being a great one. I want to be an academic all-American, like my mom, and maybe be a volleyball all-American, too. I want to go there and help them build something.”


Cincinnati Steam infielder Rob Sunderman (Dayton/ Moeller) was named the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League Player of the Week for week four of the regular season. Last week, Sunderman hit .615 (8-for-13) in three games with one double, one triple, four RBIs and two runs Sunderman scored. After going 3-for-5 against the Licking County Settlers on June 27, Sunderman had his best offensive game of the season on June 29. In a game versus the Lexington Hustlers, Sunderman went 4-for-5 and with a triple and four RBIs. For the season, Sunderman leads the GLSCL with a .392 batting average and leads the Steam in

RBIs (14) and stolen bases (14). Sunderman has also made two pitching appearances, throwing three scoreless innings in relief while striking out three batters. He becomes the third consecutive Steam player to earn GLSCL weekly honors joining pitcher Matt Jefferson (NKU) and Cody Kuzniczci (NKU/Madeira).

Sports injuries

The Community Press is looking into sports-related injuries among youth. As a parent, athlete or coach of your sports, what do you want to know about sports-related injuries and how they are treated or prevented? Do you have a story to share? Would you be willing to take part in a panel discussion? Email sports editor Melanie Laughman at to contribute or with questions.

Amanda Smith was recent appointed head coach of the Indian Hill Club Wahoos swim team. Smith is an alumnus of the team and brings a distinguished swimming/coaching pedigree to the club. The IHC Wahoos have won seven consecutive Seven Hills League swim titles, and Smith takes the reins after a stellar career as a Wahoo swimmer, Ohio scholastic champion, Olympic trialist and as a highly decorated swimmer at the University of Southern California. She currently coaches at the Mason Manta Rays and previously coached at the Madeira Swim Club. “I couldn’t be more excited to be the head coach of the Wahoos! I coached summer league at Madeira, and always wanted to return to my roots at the Indian Hill Club. Through my coaching I hope to recreate for others the great experience I had as a Wahoo,” said Smith, noting the season is approaching with practices starting in early June. The Wahoos typically field teams of 140 swimmers spanning ages 5-18. Also preparing for the 2013 season is the Wahoos dive team, defending Seven Hills League champions and winners of 12 of the past 16 league dive titles. Returning diving Head Coach Steve Voellmecke is also highly accomplished – he served as a judge during the 2012 US Olympic Diving Team trials. The dive team is also quite large, with typically more than 50 divers spanning all age groups. Smith brings a strong swimming background to the Wahoos. “My parents like to say I swam before I walked! I started year round swimming at 13 years old and started summer swimming at 14. I loved every summer Thursday – the meet days.” Locally Smith also swam on the Mason Manta Rays and Indian Hill High School teams. She received a full scholarship to the University of Southern California and finished her collegiate swimming career as a nine-time AllAmerican and 6-time Olympic Trials qualifier. Of her coaching approach, Smith said, “I’ve had to opportunity to swim and train with Olympians and under great coaches. This taught me the importance of technique, and how important it is to focus on teaching young kids to swim well. We may have a future Mi-

Indian Hill Club diver Maggie Anning takes a plunge during last season. THANKS TO ANDREW BYER

The Indian Hill Club dive team celebrates the 2011 Seven Hills League Championship, led by head coach Steve Voellmecke, holding trophy. THANKS TO ANDREW BYER

Amanda Smith is the new Indian Hill Club swim coach. THANKS TO ANDREW BYER

chael Phelps on our hands at the Wahoos. But most importantly, I want to help the kids learn and grow skills they will keep through their lives teamwork, sportsmanship, cheering for your team and opponents. Summer league swimming is all about having fun, no matter what age or ability level. It’s great to see your

kids smiling and making new friends through swimming. So while I want to continue our streak of Seven Hills League Championships, I also want all my swimmers to have a great experience.” In addition to Seven Hills League titles, many who joined the Wahoos as young age groupers went on to perform well at sectional, district and state levels in high school. Many have continued swimming/diving in college. Smith is not the only Wahoo alumnus on the coaching staff: she will be supported by assistant coaches Mack Rice and Hannah Vester – with the three swim coaches bringing a combined 26 years of Wahoo team experience. On the dive team, Kara Korengel, also a former Wahoo, returns as assistant coach. Interested in joining the Wahoos or learning more about the Indian Hill Club? Please contact Sam Johnston or Brian Parker at



The Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Fame will induct its 50th member this year as four Cincinnatians join an elite list of individuals who have helped Cincinnati be recognized as a mecca in the tennis world. The latest class includes two Indian Hill natives: Tracy Barton Ramirez and Dr. Jerrold M. “Jerry” Levin. Russell Schubertand and Wallace Holzman will also be enshrined. Their induction will be on Center Court on Sunday, Aug. 11, during the first weekend of the Western & Southern Open. A reception and dinner, both of which are open to the public, will be held in the Grandstand Tent at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason to honor the four prior to the



on-court enshrinement. “This class of the Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Fame highlights some outstanding individuals who have served Cincinnati tennis so well, both on and off the court,” said Bill Lofgren, co-chairman of the Cincinnati Tennis Hall of Fame and a Hall of Famer himself. “All four made names for themselves at both the high school and collegiate levels and have represented Cincinnati across the nation, and many have gone

on to contribute to the sport in our area for many years thereafter.” Ramirez, of Indian Hill, won the Ohio State high school singles title in 1984 and reached two other singles finals (1985 and 1987) before moving on to the University of Notre Dame. In South Bend, she was ranked as high as No. 9 in doubles and No. 34 in singles by the NCAA, qualified for the NCAA Championships two consecutive years, and won conference singles titles in ’88, ’89 and ’90. Ramirez also was a team captain and reached the round of 16 at the ’91 National College Indoors. Levin, of Indian Hill, won the Ohio State boys singles championship in 1957 and reached two other finals (1958 & 1959)

while at Cincinnati Country Day School. He went on to Cornell University where in 1963 he went 10-0 at No. 1 singles and won the Eastern Intercollegiate title. He then went 2-1 at the ’63 NCAA Championships. Levin also won one Cincinnati Metropolitan singles title (1963) and two doubles titles (1961 and 1962), and has been enshrined in both the CCDS and the Cornell Athletic Hall of Fame. Individuals wishing to purchase tickets or a table of 10 for the event may call Carole Meldon at 3797726. A ticket to the matches also is required for entry to the tournament grounds. The event will include brief speeches followed by an on-court enshrinement ceremony on Center Court.

SIDELINES Soccer and T-ball registration

The Blue Ash YMCA will have a soccer and a T-ball league this fall. Fall soccer is for ages 3 to 9 and runs Sept. 7-Oct. 26. Each team will practice once a week, and will have one game on Saturdays. T-ball for ages 3-6 runs Sept. 9- Oct. 28. Practices and games are on Fridays. Members should register for either program by July 10, program participants by July 20. Cost is the same for both leagues: $50 for members, $90 for program participants. Register at the Blue Ash

YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Contact Mary Chesko at 791-5000 ext. 2605 or e-mail

Softball championship registration

The deadline for Cincinnati softball teams to register for the annual Cincinnati Metro Championship Tournament approaches, with applications due Monday, July 15. The Metro Tournament is a Cincinnati tradition for more than 60 years, allowing men’s, women’s and co-ed teams of all levels to compete for the chance to be known as the best softball

team in the city. Most games throughout the tournament will be held at Rumpke Park in Crosby Township. The tournament kicks-off with a bracket drawing July 23 at Rumpke Park, and games officially begin July 25. Official opening ceremonies will take place Friday, July 26, including presentation of the color guard and the singing of the National Anthem. Games will continue through Sunday, Aug. 4. To register for the tournament, teams must fill out an application as well as be sanctioned by both the American Softball Association and the World Softball League. The tournament entry fee is

$295. Applications are available online at www.rumpkeballpark or at the Rumpke Park offices at 10400 Ohio 128, Harrison.

Soccer Unlimited

The schedule for the OSYSA/ Soccer Unlimited Soccer Camps run by Jack Hermans and Ohio South is now available at Included in the schedule are camps in Bethel (July 15-19), Roger Bacon (July 22-26), Deer Park/Sycamore Township (July 22-26), Fairfax/Madeira/Indian Hill (July 29-Aug. 2), and Sycamore, Batavia and Terrace Park (Aug. 5-9). Contact Ohio South at 5769555 or Jack Hermans at 2327916 or

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ongratulations Class of 2013 Graduates of Indian Hill High School Indian Hill High School’s 174 graduates from the Class of 2013 were accepted at over 175 colleges and universities including:

Academy of Art University* Agnes Scott College* The University of Akron* Alabama State University* The University of Alabama* Alma College* American University* Arizona State University* The University of Arizona* Art Academy of Cincinnati* ASA Manhattan* Auburn University* Baldwin Wallace University* Ball State University* Bellarmine University Belmont University* Bluffton University* Boston College Boston University Bowling Green State University Bradley University Brigham Young University Bryn Mawr College Bucknell University* Butler University University of California at Berkeley* University of California at Davis University of California at Los Angeles University of California at San Diego* California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Capital University Carnegie Mellon University Case Western Reserve University Centre College* Champlain College College of Charleston* University of Chicago Christian Brothers University Cincinnati State Tech and Community College* University of Cincinnati* Clemson University* Colgate University University of Colorado at Boulder* Colorado School of Mines* Colorado State University University of Connecticut

Cornell University The Culinary Institute of America University of the Cumberlands University of Dayton* University of Delaware Denison University* University of Denver DePaul University DePauw University* Drexel University Duke University* Eastern Kentucky University* Eckerd College Elon University* Emory University University of Evansville The University of Findlay Florida Institute of Technology Florida State University University of Florida* Fordham University Furman University The George Washington University* Georgetown University* Georgia Institute of Technology* The University of Georgia* Hanover College University of Hartford* Harvard College* Heidelberg University* High Point University* Hope College* University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign* Indiana Tech Indiana University at Bloomington* Indiana Wesleyan University Ithaca College Johns Hopkins University Johnson & Wales University* (Providence) Kalamazoo College Kent State University University of Kentucky* Kenyon College* Lee University Lehigh University* Lewis & Clark College* Louisiana State University Loyola Marymount University Loyola University Chicago*

University of Maine Marquette University University of Maryland, College Park Mercer University-Atlanta Miami University, Oxford* University of Miami University of Michigan* University of Mississippi University of Missouri, Kansas City Montana State University, Bozeman* Mount Holyoke College College of Mount St. Joseph University of Nevada, Las Vegas New Mexico Highlands University University of New Mexico The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Wilmington* North Carolina State University Northeast Ohio Medical University Northeastern University* Northern Kentucky University* Northwestern University* University of Notre Dame Ohio Dominican University* Ohio Northern University* The Ohio State University* The Ohio State University, Newark Ohio University* Ohio Wesleyan University* Oklahoma City University* Otterbein University Owens Community College - Toledo Oxford College of Emory University Parsons The New School for Design Paul Smith’s College Pennsylvania State University, University Park University of Pennsylvania* Pepperdine University University of Pittsburgh University of Portland Purdue University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rochester Institute of Technology University of Rochester Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Saint Louis University* Saint Mary’s College University of San Diego Savannah College of Art and Design School of the Art Institute of Chicago Siena College University of South Carolina* Southern Methodist University Stanford University* Swarthmore College* Syracuse University* The University of Tampa* University of Tennessee, Knoxville Texas A&M University* Texas Christian University University of Toledo* Transylvania University* Tufts University Tulane University Union College University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College Valparaiso University Vanderbilt University Vassar College University of Vermont Villanova University Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University University of Virginia* Washington University in St. Louis Wesleyan University West Virginia University William Rainey Harper College* Wilmington College University of Wisconsin, Madison Wittenberg University* The College of Wooster Wright State University* Xavier University*

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GOP must reinvent itself to survive It has always surprised me that voters would openly adhere to a single party in a Democracy, declaring their vote for that party no matter what. It is even more surprising in a Democracy where there are really only two parties in power. As an independent, I am concerned about the efforts of the Republican Party to alienate as many Americans as they can. I am concerned because a if they continue down the current path we may soon have only one political party worth mentioning and that is not good for America. During the last presidential election, the Republicans chose Mitt Romney. If they had chosen the Mitt Romney that was governor of Massachusetts he may have won.

Sadly, he was a political Frankenstein, put together by the Tea Party and other conservative factions of the RepubBruce Healey COMMUNITY PRESS lican Party. As a result, GUEST COLUMNIST he came across as anti-immigrant, antigay, anti-poor, anti-working class … I could go on, but you get the picture. The problem was that he did not reflect the aspirations nor the face of most Americans today. Not many Americans I know want a state run on religious grounds, although our nation was undoubtedly broadly based on Judeo-Christian

It may be time to relinquish our ‘spot’ My wife and I occasionally enjoy watching “The Big Bang Theory.” In high school I hung out with a group that would all become successful engineers. They were just like the characters in The BBT. Just as in the BBT, my friends found it difficult to have a casual conversation with girls. It was my duty to act as their social interface. It may have been the only reason they put up with me. That high school association would pay off, in later years; when, I used my mechanical engineering background to promote hydraulic systems to engineers in other large corporations, for use on the equipment they manufactured. Each engineer was very much the same personality as my friends; so, it was not difficult talking with them. They just wanted the facts, the truth, and that is what I gave them. Then we no longer talked about business, but about their personal lives, hobbies, vacations, families, etc. We would occasionally have lunches and dinner with the wives. It was a fun time. “You’re in my spot” seems to be a continuing theme of one of the lead characters in the BBT. If you give this some thought; it is not so very far from our reality. We have become very comfortable with sitting in the same “spot,” in many of our life’s activities. If you attend a church, it is very common for people who have attended for many years to sit in the same pew, year after year. In some older New England churches, families had a pew; and, everyone in church knew where everyone else was supposed to sit. Most of the engineers I knew were very bored with their jobs; yet, they did not attempt to make a job change, as their “spot” was comfortable, too comfortable to make a move, to take a chance. Having “a spot” may be comfortable; but you are then confined to a very small area; and, you often only associate with those who sit near you. “A spot” limits your ability to see the big picture. It inhibits the broadening of your experi-

ences, and your continuing education. If you never travel, how are you to know other cultures, and how others live? James Baker “A Spot” COMMUNITY PRESS may be a metaGUEST COLUMNIST phor for your philosophical position. Many things may determine your philosophy. It is part “potty training,” your education, your relatives and family culture, your religion, the region of the country where you live, your travel, and your associations. The smaller your “Spot,” the smaller is your view of life and those around you. The smaller the “Spot,” the more difficult it becomes to adapt to an environment that is ever changing, or to even recognize that it has changed. In this season of great economic difficulty it may be time to relinquish our “Spot,” and thoroughly investigate that world outside, for reasonable answers to the solutions for our problems. James Baker is a 36-year resident of Indian Hill

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principles. Most certainly don’t want the government to tell them who they can marry, nor a government that actively discriminates against them if they marry outside of that. Most Americans I know recognize that this country is built on the backs of immigrants and always has been. Most Americans I know want a fair shake when it comes to taxes and legislation and abhor the privileges doled out to some businesses and those who can afford expensive lobbying firms. What irritates us most is the fact that the burden of taxation is increasingly unfairly distributed, penalizing those of us who cannot afford to make legislation in our favor. None of the Americans I

know want women relegated to second-class citizens, routinely earning less than men in the same jobs, and most men I know don’t want the government passing legislation that interferes with women’s reproductive rights. Leave women alone and tackle the deficit! On these points there is a schizophrenic ideological gap on the right. On the one hand, conservatives claim to hate invasive big government, but support the government defining and enforcing rules on marriage, reproductive rights and other personal issues. Conservative Republicans often claim to have Christian values, but support the death penalty and guns (“Thou shalt not kill” apparently comes with an asterisk beside it in some

versions of the Bible). “Love thy Neighbor” does not extend as far as Mexico, apparently. The Republican Party must somehow re-invent itself if it is to survive. This does not mean moral laxity. There is plenty of room for conservative values in this country, and that is a good thing. These values must be consistent and fair, however – not a hodge-podge of conservative values twisted into good oldfashioned discrimination against a series of targets. Truly, that will weaken the conservative movement fast – Americans are good at recognizing hypocrisy when they see it. Bruce Healey is an Indian Hill resident.

CH@TROOM July 3 question What do you think about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that invalidated a section of the 17year-old Defense of Marriage Act that denied federal benefits to married gays and lesbians in a dozen states? Do you agree or disagree with the decision? Why or why not?

“The Supreme Court made a decision that was ludicrous. Marriage can only exist between a man and a woman...God made it that way. Procreation cannot happen between two people of the same sex. Marriage cannot be redefined based on man’s whims; if this were so, we could redefine it much further. I do not want my tax dollars in the form of federal funds going to help support people in a so-called ‘marriage’ that are in a samesex relationship. This is not marriage; plain and simple. “ J.S.

“I agree. I think it was inevitable. Married same sex partners should have same benefits as male/female married couples ... also, they should go through the same dissolution process when these marriages don’t work out. Same joy/same pain.” T.B.

“I agree with the SCOTUS decision. There is no reason that a gay or lesbian couple in a committed relationship should be denied the same things that my wife and I enjoy as a married man and woman. “If the church wants to say ‘no’ to religious ceremonies for homosexual couples, that’s their right. But the government has no right to dictate what consenting adults do in their personal lives. “What I find distasteful is the people that seem to be the most opposed to this are the people that might have “co-exist” bumper stickers on their cars. The people who preach tolerance and love thy neighbor and do unto others as you would have others do unto you.

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“But I guess that only applies to straight Christians ...” J.S.K.

“I agree wholeheartedly with the ruling against DOMA and am glad the Supreme Court got this right. Homosexuals must be allowed equal rights of all other minority groups in America who are so easily discriminated against by narrow-minded members of society. “It’s pretty sad that some religious conservatives so falsely look at this as a devaluing of their marriage.” TRog

“I think it is time to separate moral and religious issues from legal ones. “Given all the practical, legal concerns about health care, insurance, owning property, shared assets, tax filings, etc. I think any two people who chose to join together for life should be able to do so with the legal advantages and protections that civil marriage offers. “Everything else about that relationship is up to the individuals’ conscience and religious beliefs. J.R.B.

“First off I do not agree with the term ‘marriage’ for gays or lesbians. The term ‘marriage’ is a mutual relation of husband and wife. It is the institution whereby men and women are joined in a special kind of social and legal dependence for the purpose of founding and maintaining a family. “Why not use the term ‘Unity,’ which is a condition of harmony: ACCORD (a balanced interrelationship for a formal act

or agreement). From this, I feel that each individual state should rule on the benefits given to this ‘Unity’ term. “Today, businesses cannot make decisions without Big Brother interceding and putting larger burdens and cost upon them. Companies will soon have to comply that insurance will be mandatory for 50 employees or more or be penalized by fines; benefits are mandatory for so many hours per week working, etc., etc. “The more government gets involved with the private business side the more social we become. So I agree with the ruling.” D.J.

“Although I do not completely understand the lifestyle of gays and lesbians, I do understand that no one living in our great nation should ever be discriminated against for any reason. “Being married and living with your lifetime partner should be reason enough to have equal rights. Imagine if you, a straight person, could not receive the benefits due after your spouse’s death, or if you were not permitted to be with them in their hour of need. “Married couples are just that, couples who love, raise families and honor their vows. It is time to respect your fellow man and allow equal rights for all of those in a married, committed relationship.” J.B.

“The Supreme Court disappoints again. On landmark issues it always fails to deliver a decision that rises to the occasion, a decision fitting the stature we should expect from the Supreme Court. This decision waffles on states’ rights versus individual rights, failing to define any ‘new’ rights or to reaffirm ‘old’ rights. They seek to please people rather than rule on the issues according to the Constitutional limitations respected by this nation for over 220 years.” R.V.

WHEN THEY MEET Indian Hill Village Council

Meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Monday

of the month (unless otherwise announced) in city hall, 6525 Drake Road Road. Call 561-6500.

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Indian Hill Schools

Board of education – Board meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the high school.

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Beau Tuke, of Mt. Adams, left, brings his father-in-law, Theo Tracy, of Hyde Park, to the event and is helping him apply for Society of Colonial Wars membership. Membership requires that men prove ancestry to someone who served in the military or government in America’s colonial era. Tule also brought his father, Carl Tuke, of East End, right, and stepmother, Trudy Tuke. THANKS TO JAN SHERBIN

COLONIAL MEMORIAL DAY Memorial Day was all about country and family at an Indian Hill event for members of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Ohio.

Tim Dailey plays taps for the Memorial Day ceremony of the Society of Colonial Wars. THANKS TO JAN SHERBIN

Greg Foote, of Indian Hill, who serves this year as governor of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Ohio, attends the Memorial Day event with wife, Dayna, and children, Cecily and Will, both students at St. Louis University. Will is a newly inducted member of the society. THANKS TO JAN SHERBIN

Two local Jackson families are excited to learn of a great possibility they are related. Stuart Jackson II, of Oakley, left, attended the Memorial Day event with his wife, Barbara; Stuart Jackson III, of Indian Hill, attended with his wife, Molly; and Richard Jackson, of Madeira, right, with his wife, Kim. THANKS TO JAN SHERBIN

Hyde Park residents Dr. Thomas and Annette Carothers choose patriotic accessories for the Society of Colonial Wars Memorial Day event. Dr. Carothers served in submarines in the Navy.THANKS TO JAN SHERBIN

Society of Colonial Wars members like to ask Ray Drew, of Hyde Park, attending the Memorial Day event with wife, Myra Blair, about his “over the hump” experiences in World War II. Drew flew DC-3s on the India-Burma-China route from 1942-1945, ferrying gas and personnel over the Himalayas to supply the US war effort and Chiang Kai-shek’s nationalsits. The “hump” was a famously dangerous route. THANKS TO JAN SHERBIN




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Basics II: A Master Series Class with Chris Weist, 6-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Class builds on techniques learned in Basics I Series and highlights special ingredients, techniques and cooking methods. $250. Reservations required. Through July 29. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Cooking Classes Clean Out Your Fridge Night with Courtney Rathweg, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Courtney shows how to create meals utilizing basic items you probably already have. $40. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Dance Classes Line Dancing, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Music from variety of genres. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, 4865 Duck Creek Road, Classes incorporate variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. 617-9498; Madisonville. Pilates Playground, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Works entire body through series of movements performed with control and intention. $15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. MELT Method, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Unique handsoff bodywork approach that helps prevent pain, heal injury and erase negative effects of aging and active living. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Yoga/Pilates Infusion, 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Contemporary blend of flowing yoga movements and core-centric Pilates sequences. $10-$15. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Music - Big Band Summer Concert Series: Patriot Brass Cincinnati, 7-8 p.m., Twin Lakes Senior Living Community, 9840 Montgomery Road, Professional brass and percussion musicians play rousing marches and patriotic songs. Free. 247-1330. Montgomery.

On Stage - Comedy Ryan Singer, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Schools Open House, 7-8 p.m., Leaves of Learning, 7131 Plainfield Road, Classes and full-day programs for students age 3-18. Meet teachers, learn about philosophy and talk with program director. Free. 697-9021. Deer Park.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Youth room. Big book/ discussion meeting. Brown bag lunch optional. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. 673-0174; Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, JULY 12 Dining Events Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Kevin Fox. Items available a la carte. Presented by Great Parks of Hamilton County. 521-7275, ext. 285; Symmes Township.

Education Teen Financial Literacy Workshop, 11 a.m., Symmes Township

Exercise Classes The Childrens Theatre of Cincinnati is presenting a special storytime with Pinkalicious at the Madeira Branch Library at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the library, 7200 Miami Ave. Children can meet and enjoy a story with Pinkalicious during the program. Parents can enter a drawing for tickets to a Children's Theatre performance. For information, call 369-6028. PROVIDED Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Designed to engage teens with hands-on activities, games and materials for better understanding of personal finance topics. Ages 12-18. Free. Reservations required. 369-6960. Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Small Group Personal Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Strength movements to build lean muscle, cardio bursts to keep your heart racing, personal training direction and supervision to lead you to fitness goals. Registration required. 290-8217. Blue Ash.

Festivals Festival in Sycamore, 6 p.m.midnight, Bechtold Park, 4312 Sycamore Road, Music by Pandora Effect 6 p.m., Blair Carman 7:30 p.m. and The Ides of March 9:15 p.m. Music by regional and national acts, food, rides and games. “Ride for Five” program available, buy bracelet each day for $5 and receive unlimited rides. Free. 792-7270; Sycamore Township.


Farmers Market Montgomery Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Montgomery Elementary School, 9609 Montgomery Road, Vendors grow/ produce what they sell. More than 20 vendors offering vegetables, fruits, herbs, meat, eggs, honey, goat’s milk products, coffee, olive oil, hummus, cheese and baked goods. 9844865; Montgomery.

Festivals Festival in Sycamore, 6 p.m.midnight, Bechtold Park, Music by The Refranes 6 p.m., DV8 7:30 p.m. and America 9:15 p.m. Free. 792-7270; Sycamore Township.

Health / Wellness

Mio’s Pizzeria Concert Series, 8-11 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Music by Modulators. Free. Through Aug. 16. 745-8550; Blue Ash.

Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D., 4460 Red Bank Expressway, Theme: What is type 2 diabetes Prediabetes? Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 all four sessions; or $10 per session. PThrough Sept. 28. 791-0626. Madisonville. CPR/AED Class, 9 a.m., Loveland Safety Center, 126 South Lebanon Road, with Loveland Symmes Fire Department. $60. Registration required. 774-3016. Loveland.

Music - Rock

On Stage - Comedy

The Gamut, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., MVP Sports Bar & Grille, 6923 Plainfield Road, 794-1400. Silverton.

Ryan Singer, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Comedy

On Stage - Theater

Ryan Singer, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Blue Moon Dancing, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

On Stage - Theater


Blue Moon Dancing, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Blue Moon Dancing, by Ed Graczyk and directed by Ed Cohen. In a small West Texas town the Blue Moon honkytonk is the place where lonely gals hang out in the daytime, swigging Lone Stars and jabbering at each other about every little ol’ thang, sharing dreams and sad stories. A Cincinnati premiere by Ohioan Ed Graczyk (A Murder of Crows and Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean). $17. Through July 28. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Tackle Trade Days, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Sell or trade new and used fishing equipment. Free, vehicle permit required. Through Oct. 12. 791-1663; Symmes Township.

Music - Concerts

SATURDAY, JULY 13 Art & Craft Classes Blue Jeans Blue July, 6-10 p.m., Loveland Art Studios on Main, 529 Main Ave., Bring old blue jeans and T-shirts and turn them into piece of art. Paint provided. Artist from studios help with inspiration and guidance. Free. 683-7283; Loveland.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498;

SUNDAY, JULY 14 Art Events Art Show and Reception, 4-6 p.m., Twin Lakes Senior Living Community, 9840 Montgomery Road, Original works of art featuring watercolor, oil, sculpture, photography, woodworking and more, all created by residents of Twin lakes. Free. Registration required. 247-1330. Montgomery.

Small Group Personal Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, Registration required. 2908217. Blue Ash.

Films Summer Movies for Kids, 10:30 a.m., Mariemont Theatre, 6906 Wooster Pike, “Kung Fu Panda 2.” Rated PG. All seats are first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 9:45 a.m. Free. 272-0222; Mariemont.

Health / Wellness Mercy Health Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Walgreens Loveland, 10529 Loveland Madeira Road, Fifteen-minute screening. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300; Loveland.

Literary - Libraries Gold Star Chilimobile, Noon, Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Summer Reading rocks and Gold Star Chili rolls through neighborhood this spring. Register for the Summer Reading program and receive a free coney from Gold Star Chilimobile courtesy of Gold Star Chili. Free. 3694476; Loveland.

Recreation Team Up Cincinnati, 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Includes giveaways, unique auction items and celebrity appearances. Ages 21 and up. Foursomes begin at $500. Registration required. 751-7747, ext. 1095; Loveland.

Summer Camps Academic Academic Enrichment Camp, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 6320 Chandler St., Campers extend their academic learning. Ages 6-12. $50 per week; pay as you go. Registration required. 794-9886; Madisonville.

Summer Camps - Arts Music Makers in Action Summer Camp, 2-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Daily through July 19. With Alice Bohn, instructor. Grades 3-6. $25. Registration required. 272-3700; Mariemont. Young Actors Theater Camp, 1-4 p.m., Dulle Park, 10530 Deerfield Road, Terwilliger Lodge. Daily through July 19. Campers perform at Bastille Day July 20. Theater workshop with Karen Vanover and Jim Burton. Ages 9-13. $120. Registration required. 891-2424; Montgomery.

Summer Camps Miscellaneous


Laffalot Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Daily through July 19. A variety of sports, games and activities for campers. Includes T-shirt, certificate, group picture and lunchtime drink. An all boy and all girl format runs concurrently, but separately. Wear gym shoes. Bring lunch, water bottle and softball glove.Put name on all personal items. Ages 6-12. Per camper: $120, $115 members. Registration required. 313-2076; Montgomery.

Cooking Classes

Summer Camps - Sports

On Stage - Comedy Ryan Singer, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Blue Moon Dancing, 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Camp Hoopla, 1-4 p.m., SonRise Church, 8136 Wooster Pike, Through July 19. Several activities where kids choose two tracks from a variety of disciplines. $40 per camper. Registration required online. 5766000; camphoopla. Columbia Township.

TUESDAY, JULY 16 Art & Craft Classes Art with Friends, 6 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Stress-free space to explore your creativity. Beginners and experienced artists welcome. Ages 18 and up. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park. Botanica Monthly Classes, 6-8 p.m., Botanica, 9581 Fields Ertel Road, Design class. Stay after to create your own arrangement with help of instructor 7-8 p.m. Free. Registration required. 697-9484; Loveland.

Exercise Classes Core Adrenaline, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Blend functional strength training movements with Pilates sequences. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Hatha Yoga, 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Gentle introductory journey into the world of yoga. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Small Group Personal Training, 4-5 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, Registration required. 290-8217. Blue Ash.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second streets, Parking lot. Featuring 32 vendors from area offering vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, bread, pizza, pastries, cookies, syrup, lavender products, soaps, lotions, gourmet Popsicles, gelato, herbs, alpaca products, hummus, honey, coffee, olive oil and cheese. Free. 683-0150; Loveland.

Health / Wellness Nutrition for Optimal Performance, 6:30-7:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Determine your basal metabolic needs and how much protein, fat and carbs you need each day. Ages 18 and up. Free. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Music - Concerts Mio’s Pizzeria Concert Series, 7-9 p.m. Music by Frank Simon Band., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, 4433 Cooper Road, Free. 7458550; Blue Ash.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 Art & Craft Classes Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7-8:30 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic handwork techniques and fresh ideas in knitting, crochet and other handicrafts along with short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

Cooking Classes Cooks’ Wares Staff Creates: A Cooking Event, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Staff members choose menu to demonstrate dishes they create to delight their friends and family. $40. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, $15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Zumba, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Latin-based cardio workout. $10-$15. Registration

required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Small Group Personal Training, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, Registration required. 2908217. Blue Ash.

Films Summer Movies for Kids, 10:30 a.m., Mariemont Theatre, “Kung Fu Panda 2.” Rated PG. Free. 272-0222; Mariemont.

Literary - Libraries Teen Board Gaming, 2:30-4 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Teens and tweens play board games of their choice. Games played most often are Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Forbidden Island, Zombie Fluxx, Uno and Skip-Bo. Ages 11-18. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Literary - Story Times Storytime with Pinkalicious, 10:30 a.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., with the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. Free. 369-6028; Madeira.

Music - Acoustic Kevin Fox, 7-10 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Free. 324-7643. Loveland.

On Stage - Comedy Funniest Person in Cincinnati Contest, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Aspiring comedians perform. Amateur and semi-pro categories. Ages 18 and up. $5. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

THURSDAY, JULY 18 Dance Classes Line Dancing, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Exercise Classes Pilates Playground, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. MELT Method, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; Blue Ash. Yoga/Pilates Infusion, 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness Mobile Heart Screenings, 2-4 p.m., Walgreens Deer Park, 4090 E. Galbraith Road, Several screening packages available to test risk of heart attack, stroke, aneurysm and other major diseases. Appointment required. 866-819-0127; Deer Park.

On Stage - Comedy JR Brow, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8-$14. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Blue Moon Dancing, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

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

FRIDAY, JULY 19 Dining Events Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, Katie Pritchard. 521-7275, ext. 285; Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Small Group Personal Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, Registration required. 290-8217. Blue Ash.

Music - Concerts Mio’s Pizzeria Concert Series, 8-11 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Music by Stagger Lee. Free. 745-8550; Blue Ash.



Readers shares recipes for eggs, berry snack At the rate readers are sharing recipes, I should be able to share one in just about every column. I met Jackie Messersmith, an Anderson Township reader, and her family when we were leaving Four Seasons Marina. We lunched there and Rita were Heikenfeld ready to jump in RITA’S KITCHEN our boat to go back home when Jackie introduced herself. While the husbands talked about boats, Jackie and I talked about food. She is sharing her family’s favorite brunch recipe. “My Aunt Wilma made this for breakfast whenever we came to visit. My kids love it and wish I’d make it more often than special occasions,” she told me.

Betty’s special breakfast eggs via Jackie Messersmith Devil six hard-cooked eggs with: 3 tablespoons sour cream, regular or low fat 2 tablespoons yellow mustard

Place in single layer in sprayed 9-inch by 13-inch pan. Sauté until soft in 2 tablespoons butter: ⁄2 cup diced bell pepper ⁄3 cup diced onion



Add and cook until bubbly: 1 can cream of mushroom soup (Jackie uses low-fat) 1 cup sour cream

Topping: ⁄2 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover eggs

with soup mixture and sprinkle with cheese. Bake 20 minutes. Betty likes to serve this on top of toasted English Muffins, with fresh fruit and crisp bacon as sides.

Healthy berry fruit gelatin snacks

My best friend and Indiana reader, Carol Spry Vanover, is always on the lookout for healthy recipes. “Check this out,” she said. This is a colorful, proteinand antioxidant-packed berry treat. Granddaughter Emerson, who just celebrated her first birthday, “helped” me pick raspberries from our patch. She broke into a big smile with all three teeth showing when I gave her a bite of the fruit snack. That’s equal to two thumbs up! Adults like these, too. Use any combination of berries you like. Here’s my adaptation. 1 heaping cup fresh raspberries or other berries or 1 cup frozen 21⁄4 cups natural apple juice, chilled (I used frozen, no sugar-added concentrate in equal parts concentrate and water) 2 packets unflavored gelatin (1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons) Honey/sweetener to taste, optional (I didn’t use any)

Cook berries and 11⁄2 cups juice at a gentle boil until berries soften. Puree in blender. Sprinkle gelatin over rest of cold juice, give it a stir and let stand a minute or so until gelatin absorbs the water. Add this to blender mixture and blend until gelatin dissolves. Add sweetener if desired. Line an 8-inch by 8-inch pan with clear wrap, overlapping sides. Pour mixture in. Put in refrigerator until firm. Turn pan over, remove plastic and cut into squares. Store in refrigerator.

Tip: Brush pan with water before lining with wrap. Wrap will stick easily.

Asian grilled flank steak

Sometimes I crave foods with Asian flavors and this steak is my newest favorite. It takes just minutes on the grill and is good with a side of broccoli and steamed, buttered potatoes.

⁄2 cup Tamari soy sauce (see tip) 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger root 2 nice cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon roasted sesame oil Several dashes pepper 11⁄2 pounds flank steak 1

Rita's friend offers a recipe for healthy berry fruit gelatin snacks. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

Mix sauce, sugar, ginger, garlic, oil and pepper together in a large zipper storage bag. Add steak, seal bag and turn to coat. Lay bag on its side and press out all the air. This helps the marinade cling to the steak. Marinate in refrigerator up to a day. Remove steak and reserve marinade. Grill, turning once, about 15 minutes or so for medium rare. Let rest 5 minutes. Meanwhile, bring reserved marinade to a boil and boil 1 minute. Slice steak thinly against grain and serve with marinade. Tip: Tamari is a stronger tasting soy sauce and can be gluten free. You can use your favorite soy sauce. Regarding “light” soy sauce, read labels as some “light” sauces contain more sodium than you may want. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Find her blog online at Cincinnati.Com/blogs. Email her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.


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RELIGION Ascension Lutheran Church

The OWLS (Older Wiser Lutherans!) dinner and theater event is Sunday, July 21. “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” will be presented by the Wilmington College Community Players at the Wilmington College theatre. All outreach ministries continue throughout the summer, including plans for Ascension’s newest outreach, Refugee Resettlement. Healing Touch Ministry is offered on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Please call the church office at 7933288 for more information. Summer worship is at 10 a.m. On Aug. 4 and 18 and Sept. 8 Pastor Josh will lead the worship in a simplified manner. The service will include a children’s message, readings from “The Message, the Bible in Contemporary Language,” sermon, prayer and upbeat music complementing the message of the day. The community is invited to


experience this new worship style. Ascension is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288.

Blue Ash Presbyterian Church

Donations are being accepted by the church for Humanitarian Aid/Disaster Relief benefiting Matthew 25: Ministries for those in who endured tornadoes this spring. Please donate nonperishable food, personal care products, cleaning products, first-aid items, baby products, and blankets. Please contribute white socks (for adult men and women) and cough drops for the Cincinnati Healthcare for the Homeless Program. The church also is collecting fans and window air conditioners for St. Vincent DePaul. Cash donations can be made. Please contact the church office for details. The church is collecting prepared foods (e.g., canned ravioli, etc.) for Northeast


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: with “religion” in subject line Fax: 249-1938 Emergency Distribution Services (NEEDS) for the month of July. The donation box is outside the church office. The church Book Club will be meeting July 18. Call the church for details. A New Member class is being planned for this fall for individuals who have been visiting the church or who might want to learn more about the church. Please contact the church office for more details . Jacob’s Ladder is the theme for Sunday School (pre-K through 12th-grade); these


Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

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

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

Indian Hill

Episcopal-Presbyterian Church

Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am


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


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

ECKANKAR Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the

Building Homes Relationships & Families

Sunday Services 8 &10:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am

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UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Remedies from Romans: When God Seems Gone" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor

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

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

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

classes are taught after the children’s sermon in the worship service. Sunday worship services are at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is available. Sunday sermons are recorded and available at The church is at 4309 Cooper Road; 791-1153;

Brecon United Methodist Church

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

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Vacation Bible School is 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 22-26. Sign up online at Disciple Bible Study registration is available for the 2013-2014 year. Call the church for details. Weekday Summer Camps are 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Afternoon session is available on Tuesday. Camps are in session through Aug. 6. Register on-line at The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 791-3142;

Community of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church

For several years, The Community of the Good Shepherd at 8815 E. Kemper Road has offered a series of lectures on the great non-Christian religions of the world. This summer Good Shepherd presents “The Buddha’s Path to Awakening” at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, now through Aug. 13. The group will explore “The Basics of Buddhism,” with guest instructor Richard Blumberg. This six-week course will look

into six topics that have concerned the followers of the Buddha since the very early days of his teaching. The topics chosen will result in a comprehensible and reasonably accurate overview of the Buddha; the path he taught; and the fundamental unity of the many traditions that have developed into very different ways of practicing the Buddha’s path. There are no fees and no reservations required. For a map and directions go to The church is at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery;

Community Lighthouse Church of God

Sunday Services are at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday service at 7 p.m. The church is at 4305 Sycamore Road, Sycamore Township; 984-5044.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Service times are 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Vacation Bible School is Aug. 1-4 (5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday; and 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday). The theme for the weekend is “Breathe It In – God Gives Life.” Contact the church for details. St. Barnabas serves a large scale dinner on the fourth Friday of each month at Churches Active in Northside. Call the church office for details or to offer to provide a dish, help service or do both. Throughout the summer, the church runs a day camp for children of the Findlay Street Neighborhood House. Help with meals and paper goods is needed as well as volunteers to help with the scheduled weekly activity and overnight camping trips. St. Barnabas Choir rehearsals are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. There is no requirement other than a willing heart and a desire to serve. The St. Barnabas Youth Choir rehearses after the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Children in second-grade and older are invited to come and sing. Calling all acolytes. If you are fourth-grade or older, please call or email the church office to help serve during the services. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. The Order of St. Luke, Hands of Hope chapter, meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:15 p.m. in the library.

A Men’s Breakfast group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Steak N Shake in Montgomery. Ladies Fellowship/Religious Study Group meets on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the church. The group is discussing “Desire of the Everlasting Hills” by Thomas Cahill. Friends in Fellowship meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:15 p.m. for a potluck dinner at the church. Ladies Bridge meets the first and third Thursdays of the month. Contact the church office for further information. A Bereavement Support Group for widows and widowers meets the second and fourth Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401.

Sonrise Church

SonRise Church is announcing the launch of a Celebrate Recovery ministry group. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program based on the Beatitudes addressing many of life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits. Organizers say about one-third of the people attending Celebrate Recovery or “CR” deal with chemical dependencies. CR is in more than 19,000 churches worldwide with more than half a million people completing the program. The church is at 8136 Wooster Pike; 576-6000;

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday worship and junior worship services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Adult and Youth Bible studies each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Women’s Study Group at 6:30 p.m. every second Wednesday. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Cincinnati; 891-7891.

Sycamore Presbyterian Church

Join the church Sunday mornings in its brand new worship center at 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Childcare is available in the nursery during both services for infants through age 2. For the summer, preschool and kindergarten children meet at 10:45 a.m. Children in first through sixth grades join in worship with their families. A new member class will be 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16. Call the church to register. The church is at 11800 MasonMontgomery Road, Symmes Township; 683-0254;

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Indian Hill grad sets off with Peace Corps Elizabeth Kathryn Plunkett, 22, of Cincinnati has been accepted into the Peace Corps and departed for Malawi June 18 to begin training as an English teaching volunteer. Plunkett will teach conversational and content-based English in classrooms, in addition to developing resources and providing assistance to local teachers. “I was attracted to the Peace Corps by the adventure and opportunity to give back,” Plunkett said. “I was attracted by the tangible, on-the-ground benefits the Peace Corps provides to people all over the world, and wanted to be involved in that positive force.” Plunkett is the daughter of Donna and Gary Plunkett and a 2009 graduate of Indian Hill High School. She graduated from The Ohio State University in Columbus with a bachelor’s degree in international studies in 2013. “Through its wide variety of club and class offerings in international studies, Ohio State allowed me to pursue my interest in development and service,” she said. “I was able to be involved in many club and service opportunities through the university and my sorority. In considering what I wanted to do after graduation, and through an internship sophomore year teaching English, the Peace Corps stood out as a great way to pursue my passion and give back globally.” During the first three

months of her service in Malawi, Plunkett will complete technical, language, health and safety training while living with a host family to bePlunkett come fully immersed in the country’s language and culture. The training and cultural exchange prepare Plunkett for her two years of service, while also allowing community members to gain a better understanding of Americans. After Plunkett is sworn into service and assigned to a community, she will work on sustainable, community driven development projects that make a difference for the people of Malawi and provide Plunkett with leadership and cross-cultural skills she can use throughout her career. “During my Peace Corps service I hope I am able to give back to my host community in whatever way possible, and I hope to grow as an individual,” Plunkett said. “I hope the experiences I have will help guide me in my path after I return to the U.S., either to graduate school or a career in the nonprofit sector or government.” Plunkett joins the 291 Ohio residents currently serving in the Peace Corps. More than 6,875 Ohio residents have served as volunteers since the agency was created in 1961.

Sycamore Senior Center plans busy summer Upcoming programs at Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Blue Ash. For more information, call 6861010 or visit http://

New members of travel program party

At1p.m. Tuesday, July16, the center will sponsor a travel party designed primarily for new members. Snacks, door prizes and brochures for upcoming trips will be available.

Mobile mammography unit at Sycamore Senior Center The Jewish Hospital Mobile Mammography unit will appear at the center from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, July 22. Appointments are required for the screenings. Women over the age of 35, who have no insurance, or are underinsured (insured with a large deductible), should call 686-3303 for details on financial assistance and available pro-

grams. This procedure takes less than 15 minutes to complete, is equipped with state-of-the-art, low-dose Xray equipment and staffed by specially trained female technologists. Please call 984-1234 today to schedule your appointment since they fill quickly.

Herb gardening advice

On Wednesday, July 24, Bev Mussari of the The Herb Society of Greater Cincinnati will be on hand to talk about culinary herbs, including how to properly grow, prune, dry and store your herbal creations as well as provide ideas on how and when to use them. Please call 984-1234 to sign up.

Grandparents/ Grandchildren Day

Wednesday, Aug. 7 – chair volleyball and musical chairs to share with the grandkids. Food will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $5 will buy two slices of pizza, soda and a cookie. A family pack is $10 and includes a large pizza, pitcher of soda and

four cookies. Each grandchild will receive a party favor to commemorate the day with grandpa or grandma. Please call 984-1234 to register for your party.

Center for balance/fall risk screening

From 10 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug.14, the specialists from The Center for Balance & Physical Therapy will discuss evaluating and treating dizziness and balance disorders. The free presentation will be performing risk of fall screenings to determine if individuals are at a risk of falling during activities of daily living. The process will involve filling out a quick questionnaire followed by a fall screen test. The process will take five to 10 minutes and is designed to determine if you are at risk of falling and if you should seek further help in correcting any balance issues you may have. The risk of fall screen is used to determine if further testing and/ or if treatment intervention is needed.

PWC educates homeowners on fall prevention One out of three Americans 65 years and older fall each year. In the city of Cincinnati alone, 2,300 calls were made to 911 reporting a fall. In Hamilton County the number of falls from 2004 to 2011 has risen 23 percent and that number is constantly increasing. With 48 percent of these falls happening at home, People Working Cooperatively is looking for ways to make prevention a household name. PWC is a 38-year-old nonprofit that offers home repairs, weatherization and

modifications for low income elderly and disabled homeowners. Its for-profit social enterprise, Whole Home, offers home modifications and aging in place solutions for anyone at any income level. White Oak resident Ron Henlein of People Working Cooperative has been researching local and national fall rates and is putting together a plan to reduce falls in the Tristate area. Some of the groups PWC is collaborating with for the new program include Hamilton County Fall Prevention Task Force, the

city of Cincinnati, Mercy, TriHealth, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Visiting Nurses Association and others. PWC’s social enterprise, Whole Home, offers seniors tips on how to keep fall free. PWC offers low-income homeowners home modifications to help them live safely in their home, where they want to be. For more information or questions about the fall prevention program, contact Ron Henlein at or call (513) 482-5111.

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Whit’s Frozen Custard now open Whit’s Frozen Custard, offering premium ice cream desserts, has opened at 9405 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash. Whit’s serves hand dipped cones, sundaes and their famous signature Whitser, a thick and creamy treat to eat with a spoon. Offering three flavors – vanilla, chocolate and a special weekly flavor – Whit’s encourages customers to create their own endless varieties of flavors by blending in toppings for a Whitser or adding toppings on top for a sundae. The “specialties” menu includes popular local treats such as Queen City Turtle (vanilla custard, hot fudge, hot caramel and pecans), Buckeye Madness (vanilla custard, Reese’s cup, chocolate syrup, and peanut butter), Bearcat Red (vanilla custard,

Ankur A. Shukla, 28, 8100 Muchmore Point Lane, domestic violence, June 24. Jordan G. York, 30, 7350 Sagamore Drive, driving under suspension, June 28. Elaine L. Dunkelman, 83, 5534 Galbraith Road, failure to control vehicle, June 25. James Helmer, 63, 8000 Manor Hill, obeying traffic control devices, June 26. Nolan L. Weinberg, 64, 5 Stone Snail Lane, obeying traffic control devices, June 27. James M. Mall, 47, Soaring Breezes, speed, June 27.

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neighbors-in-need with housing and utility payment assistance. During the year NEEDS sponsors a school supply drive, a holiday season “Adopt-AFamily” and in January the board collects socks, mittens and scarves for school-age children. NEEDS serves more than 2,000 people in northeastern Hamilton County. Why is summer such a difficult time for NEEDS? First with school out, students who receive free lunches and breakfasts are now eating at home. Second, church groups, Boy and Girl Scout troops and other community organizations are usually on break during the summer. Thus food drives are on hiatus during a time when food needs for families with children are at their

greatest. More importantly NEEDS wants you to know that hunger in our community is year-round but summer can be especially difficult for families with children. How can you help? Any community group can collect canned goods, other non-perishable food items including school supplies and/or raise monetary funds for NEEDS. This includes summer camps, pool clubs, extended families and neighborhoods. Why not consider doing a food drive at your summer block party or family reunion? What items are most needed? Please consider collecting any and all of the following items: canned fruits and vegetables, beans (pork and beans are most helpful as

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Jill M. Vonderhaar, 50, 340 Beech Road, speed, June 28. Jeffrey D. Jones, 57, 17 Cross Hollow, speed, June 28. Darius A. Frick, 20, 5040 Seabrook Lane, speed, June 29.

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence At Muchmore Point Lane, June 24. Incident Subject ran from a traffic stop at area of Indian Hill Road and Indian Ridge, June 27. Theft Male stated ID used with no authorization at 8750 Willow Run Court, June 28.



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NEEDS pantry short of staples Though the economy has picked up, there are still many families facing food shortage in our community. This summer has been particularly stressful for the Northeast Emergency Distribution Service food pantry as its pantry shelves are facing major shortages. NEEDS is a community of 25 churches and civic organizations whose mission is to do God’s work through caring for their neighbors by providing basic emergency assistance. NEEDS is an all-volunteer cooperative in the Kenwood Baptist Church and NEEDS does not receive government support. The NEEDS board oversees an active foodbank, as well as provides


they provide protein), prepared foods (spaghetti, raviolis, beef stews), tuna, peanut butter, jelly, cereal and spaghetti sauce. The NEEDS food pantry is at the Kenwood Baptist Church, 8341 Kenwood Road, 45236 and is open Tuesday and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monetary gifts can be mailed to: NEEDS, 8341 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236. For pickup of donated items or to ask questions call (513) 891-0850 (NEEDS).

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Indian Hill Rangers, Chief Chuck Schlie, 561-7000

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