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Point of view

Though it was published about a year ago, the book “Indian Hill: A Point of View” continues to be on the minds of both its creators as well as readers. The book, which consists of paintings by local artist Leslie Shiels and anecdotes by William Chatfield, was published by the Indian Hill Historical Society last year. FULL STORY, A2

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An Indian Hill resident is upset because she spotted someone dumping tree debris on village property near her home. Village resident Suzi Hackett said she recently noticed two suspicious-looking pick-up trucks near her home carrying tree debris. FULL STORY, A4 For the Postmaster

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Bucket brigade

Enjoying the sights and sounds of the Indian Hill Fourth of July parade while waiting to fill their buckets with candy are Tim and Kelly Brown’s children, left to right, Caroline, 2, Sarah Grace, 5, and Henry, 2. The Brown family lives in Indian Hill.

Celebrating independence Neighbors enjoyed the Indian Hill Independence Day parade, picnic and fireworks July 4.

Enjoying hot dogs and a laugh at the Indian Hill Fourth of July picnic are, left to right, Rick and Diana Jones and Marcie and Mark Longenecker of Indian Hill. DAVE DOVE/CONTRIBUTOR

Hosbrook Road study almost done By Amanda Hopkins ahopkins@communitypress.com

Sycamore Township is closer to calming traffic on Hosbrook Road. The traffic calming study composed of residents, township officials and representatives from the city of Madeira is near completion. The township will conduct a public meeting in the next few months before decisions are made on which steps to take on Hosbrook. During the hearing, township officials and representatives from Brandstetter Carroll Inc., the engi-

neering company involved with the traffic calming study, will give residents more detail on the construction of sidewalks and other options, Molloy including gateways and landscape islands at intersections along the road. Sycamore Township Administrator Rob Molloy said that the gateways could include a left turn lane at Euclid Avenue.

Ben Brandstetter from the traffic calming study committee said that the island gives the illusion of a restriction along the road which would slow traffic at the intersections. Molloy said the public meeting is being conducted to keep the residents involved. He also said the Board of Trustees may not take the entire study as a whole. “They could take a combination of any of it,”Molloy said. Molloy said a date for the public meeting has not been chosen, but it could be as early as August.

For the 29th year, the Cincinnati Ladies of Charity will be holding its annual “Treasure Mart” for conscientious shoppers and to assist those in need. The sale, held Saturday, July 18, at St. Gertrude Church, features thousands of items at low prices. Proceeds from the event will benefit needy families in the Cincinnati area. Indian Hill resident Marsha Belk, who’s co-chairing the event and whose mother started the fundraiser 29 years ago, said with the economy still struggling, not only will the proceeds of the sale benefit those in need, but there may be more people shopping who need items for their home. “We’ve got a feeling a few more people that will be there shopping who need to be there shopping,” she said. Like many charitable organizations, the Ladies of Charity have What’s found an going on? increase in W h a t : Treasure those in need, while Mart, a large d o n a t i o n s rummage sale held are more dif- by the Ladies of ficult to come Charity non-profit organization by. When: 9 a.m. to However, 3 p.m. Saturday, T h e r e s a July 18 Dorsey, presWhere: St. ident of the Gertrude Church, at organization, the corner of said reason- Shawnee Run Road able prices and Miami Avenue The sale is open and a good cause should to the public and drive shop- there is no cost of pers back to admission. For the Treasure information about Mart, which donations, the sale, or volunteering, g e n e r a t e s contact Theresa long lines of Dorsey at 497-1764. consumers waiting just to get in the door. “This is our major fundraiser for the year,” she said. Dorsey said Ladies of Charity is seeking additional volunteers to help with the sale, as well as more donations.

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REUNIONS Anderson High School Class of 1979 – is celebrating its 30th reunion. The weekend will begin with a golf outing and later a social gathering at a local pub on Friday, July 17. The reunion will be July 18 at Coldstream Country Club where the class will gather for food, drinks, fun and shared memories. Sunday, enjoy a picnic at Woodland Mound Park. Turpin’s class of 1979 is invited to the picnic. For information, contact Debbie Ahlrichs Newsome at 513231-9363 or Deborah.Newsome@fmr.com. Visit www.Anderson1979.com. The Anderson High School graduating class of 1984 – will be hav-

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ing its 25-year reunion this summer. The weekend will be kicked off with fun with friends starting Friday, July 17, at a local pub and then Saturday, July 18, at the Anderson Center for food, drinks, fun and friends. Help is needed to find lost classmates. Send contact info to: AndersonClassof84@gmail.com. Check http://anderson1984 reunion.blogspot.com for the latest information. St. Dominic Class of 1984 – is having a reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, July 25, at St. Dominic. E-mail Jen (Jones) Bethel at jbethel31@yahoo.com for information or to register.

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Two loads of tree debris were recently dumped on the bridal trails near Livingston Lodge. The incident was reported by a resident, and the Indian Hill Rangers are currently looking for similar incidents on village property. ROB DOWDY/STAFF

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debris on village property near her home. Village resident Suzi Hackett said she recently noticed two suspicious-looking pick-up trucks near her home carrying tree debris. Shortly after the trucks relocated, she said they drove past her house without the brush. When she flagged them down to ask where it went, they told her they dumped at a friend’s house. “It was pretty clear they were lying to me,” Hackett said. Hackett said when she walked back toward the bridal trails near her home, she discovered the tree debris and reported the incident to the Indian Hill Rangers. The two loads of brush contained ash trees, which shouldn’t be moved to other communities due to the possible infestation of the emerald ash borer, which kills ash trees. With so much greenspace in the village, and the likely high number of ash trees, the insect could do serious damage to village green areas. Indian Hill Ranger Col. Chuck Schlie said this type of infraction actually occurs less than expected, considering the vast green areas throughout Indian Hill. “We look at it as a onetime thing, hopefully,” he said. However, he said the issue with the emerald ash borer is a serious concern, and he’s advised the rangers to keep an eye out for people dumping brush on village property. Schlie noted that despite the large green area in the village, there are only a few places someone could dump brush without likely being spotted by a resident or someone driving by.


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Indian Hill High School art instructor Mary Golubieski stands with a memory box she built in her woodworking class. During the summer, Golubieski is taking workshops through the CraftSummer program at Miami University.

On June 28, three local boys learned the virtues of gravity and how to fight against friction as they skillfully piloted their handbuilt race cars down the Central Avenue hill, between Forth Street and Pete Rose Way in downtown Cincinnati. Nathan Beck, Symmes Township, R.J. Dein, Indian Hill and Cole Dein, Indian Hill competed against more than 40 other children in the 2009 Cincinnati Soap Box Derby. Cole Dein, a thirdgrader at Indian Hill Elementary School, finished in 18th place. Nathan Beck, a sixth-grader at

Indian Hill Middle School, finished in 13th place, and R.J. Dein, a sixth-grader at Indian Hill Middle School, finished in third-place – his first Cincinnati Derby. All three boys chose the theme of “School & Community” for their cars by proudly displaying the Indian Hill School name and logos. Beck also included a large Symmes Township logo on both sides of his race car. After a 28-year hiatus, the Cincinnati Soap Box Derby returned for the fourth consecutive year. The Soap Box Derby is a youth racing program which has been run in the United States since 1934.

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During the summer Indian Hill High School art instructor Mary Golubieski gets to feel like a student. Since 1990 Golubieski has taken art and craft workshops through the CraftSummer program at Miami University. She has taken 34 different classes, she said. “I’m there every year,” she said. She said many of the principles

she learns in areas such as engraving, woodworking and welding are incorporated into her lessons at Indian Hill High School. Golubieski joked she probably wouldn’t be able to bring pneumatic tools that she uses in her CraftSummer woodworking class to Indian Hill, but she said she can still bring back some of the techniques. “The (lesson) is always translated to the kids,” she said. “They are excited by what I learn.” She said one of her most chal-

lenging classes was engraving. “It’s intense cutting copper with sharp instruments,” she said. “How do I get it to look like (I want) and translate the idea. The students deal with (that) as well.” Golubieski, who lives in Montgomery, has taught at Indian Hill High School for 20 years. She said the CraftSummer workshops aren’t just an educational experience, but they are fun. “This is how I spend my summer vacation,” she said. “I live for this.”

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R.J. Dein, left, Cole Dein, and Nathan Beck competed in the Cincinnati Soap Box Derby June 28.

SCHOOL NOTES Awards

Seven Hills School junior Luke Wulsin was recently awarded the Neil Smith Award for “meeting the world with optimism and good

Seven Hills students earn top places on National Spanish Exam Seven Hills students recently earned high honors on their respective levels on the National Spanish Exam, including top places in the state. Earning gold medals for scoring at or above the 95th percentile nationally were: Juniors Francesca Scheiber of Amberley (first), Sarah Kloepper of Loveland (tied, second), Robby Woodworth of Hyde Park (tied, second), Nancy Cohen of Hyde Park, Sara Schonfeld of Glendale, Josh Tiao of Hyde Park; sophomores Peppar Cyr of East Walnut Hills (third), Jessica Donaldson of Kennedy Heights, Lara Saldanha of Blue Ash; freshman Alexandra Scheiber of Amberley; and seventh grader Miguel Alemany of Montgomery (first). Earning silver medals for students scoring in the 85th to 94th percentiles nationally were: Senior Anne Standley of Madeira; junior Quinn Schweier of Mariemont; sophomores Charlie Kramer of Indian Hill and Lauren Truncellito of Montgomery; freshman Rene

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Seven Hills Middle School students who earned honors on the recent National Spanish Exam are, from left: Front row, Ansley McElroy, Allie Feuerlein, Hannah Batsche, Sydney Ashe, Marisa Steele, Leah Yuan; middle row, Andrew Ligeralde, Ashok Dheenan, Miguel Alemany, Paige Kebe, Caroline Linne, Hannah Silverman, Bethany Buck, Georgie Russell; back row, Devin Garrett, Jay Bekal, Rachel White, Allie Baretta, Priyanka Parameswaran, Elizabeth Young and Lauren Driskell.

Earning honorable mention for scoring in the 50th to 74th percentile nationally were: Senior Jordan Paulsen of Hyde Park; junior Luke Wulsin of Indian Hill; sophomores Chris Clark of Milford, Anne Mapes of Mariemont, Jennifer Mcllwraith of Indian Hill and Nyla Morgan of Edgemont; freshman Suhel Singh of Indian Hill; eighth graders Shray Ambe of Mason, Sydney Ashe of Amberley, Michael Bain of Montgomery, Hannah Batsche of Mason, Jay Bekal of Sycamore Township, Rachael Bentley of Indian Hill, Bethany Buck of Loveland, Lauren Driskell of Mason, Georgie Russell of Hyde Park and Rachel White of Amberley; seventh graders Ashok Dheenan of Symmes Township, Sam Ellis of Indian Hill, Allie Feuerlein of PROVIDED. SUBMIT PHOTOS TO: ESPANGLER@COMMUNITYPRESS.COM. Clifton, Devin Garrett of AmberSeven Hills Upper School students who earned honors on the recent National Spanish Exam are, from left: Sitting, Sara Schonfeld, Sarah Kloepper, ley, Paige Kebe of Loveland, CarRene Saldanha, Allie Scheiber, Nyla Morgan, Anne Mapes, Jennifer McIlwraith, Emily Bedell; standing, Chessie Scheiber, Lara Saldanha, Jessica oline Linne of Anderson, Ansley Donaldson, Charlie Harper, Robby Woodworth, Luke Beckwith, Bryn Post, Chris Clark, Julie Berger, Lauren Truncellito, Suhel Singh, Luke Wulsin, Katie McElroy of Hyde Park and Hannah Silverman of Montgomery. Cirulli, Peppar Cyr, Josh Tiao, Clarence Ling, Jonathan Tiao and Nancy Cohen. Saldanha of Blue Ash; eighth graders Allie Baretta of Indian Hill, Priyanka Parameswaran of Montgomery and Leah Yuan of Mason; and seventh grader Andrew Ligeralde of Montgomery. Earning bronze medals for scoring in the 75th to 84th percentiles nationally were sopho-

mores Luke Beckwith of Milford, Julie Berger of Amberley, Emily Bedell of downtown Cincinnati, Katie Cirulli of Ft. Thomas Ky., Clarence Ling of Clifton, Bryn Post of Locust Corner, Jonathan Tiao of Hyde Park; and eighth graders Marisa Steele of Florence, Ky. and Elizabeth Young of Anderson.

will, expecting the best from himself and others and exhibiting courage, compassion, integrity and intelligence,” according to the school. He is from Indian Hill.

COLLEGE CORNER Graduates

Carolyn Eisele of Indian Hill graduated from the University of Cincinnati June 13. She received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. Also, Eisele’s mother, Sandra Eisele, graduated from the University of Notre Dame May 17 with an Executive MBA. Sandra is an orthopaedic surgeon with Wellington Orthopaedics & Sportsmedicine. • Emily B. Hastie and Peter M. Zalzal graduated from Boston University in May. Hastie received a Bachelor of Science degree in speech, language and hearing science. Zalzal received a Juris Doctor in law. Both students, from Indian Hill, graduated magna cum laude.

Dean’s list

Robert Crapsey has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2008 and spring 2009 terms at Florida State University. He is from Indian Hill. • Emily B. Hastie has been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Boston University. She is from Indian Hill. • Brian J. Tecklenburg has been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at Wilmington College. He is from Indian Hill. • Morgan Powers of Indian Hill has been named to the 2009 spring semester dean’s list at the University of Vermont. She is a sophomore at the university’s College of Agriculture & Life Sciences.


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Local Champions, Seven Hills League 11-12 year olds, girls: 1, Grace Stimson (Indian Hill), 36.04. 13-14 year olds, girls: 1, Xanna Tracy (Indian Hill), 31.63 to set new league record. 15-18 year olds, boys: 1, Mack Rice (Indian Hill), 27.96 to set new league record.

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Zak Verschure of Indian Hill Swim Club powers through the 50-meter breaststroke Wednesday, July 8, during the 2009 Seven Hills League Swim Championships at Indian Hill Swim Club.

Swim club wins title Local club makes it four in a row

11-12 year olds, girls: 1, Indian Hill (Grace Stimson, Lindsay Tracy, Delaney Smith, Celia Macrae), 2:22.37 to set new league record. 11-12 year olds, boys: 1, Indian Hill (Jack Dowling, Cooper Winans, Sam Vester, Nate Ringer), 2:30.02. 13-14 year olds, girls: 1, Indian Hill (Sarah Vester, Tracy Xanna, Hannah Vester, Samantha Fry), 2:15.88 to set new league record.

25-meter freestyle

8-and-under, girls: 1, Jenna Macrae (Indian Hill), 17.13. 8-and-under, boys: 1, Samuel Lawton (Indian Hill), 18.76. 9-10 year olds, boys: 1, Stephen Tracy (Indian Hill), 15.56. 11-12 year olds, girls: 1, Celia Macrae (Indian Hill), 13.61 to set new league record.

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13-14 year olds, girls: 1, Hannah Vester (Indian Hill), 28.94.

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9-10 year olds, boys: 1, Liam Blair (Indian Hill), 16.68.

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13-14 year olds, girls: 1, Hannah Vester (Indian Hill), 32.35.

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9-10 year olds, boys: 1, Stephen Tracy (Indian Hill), 17.96.

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Sam Smith of Indian Hill Swim Club competes in the 100-meter individual medley Wednesday, July 8, during the 2009 Seven Hills League Swim Championships at Indian Hill Swim Club. quartet of age divisions including the 9 to 10-year-old boys, the 11 to 12-year-old boys, the 11 to 12year-old girls and the 13 to 14year-old girls. The Seven Hills League consists of six teams including Indian Hill, Miami Hills, Turpin Hills Swim Club, Forest Hills Swim

Club, Terrace Park Swim Club and Loveland’s Normandy Swim Club. The Seven Hills League Swim Championships were hosted by Indian Hill with finals concluding Thursday, July 8. The diving portion of the championships were hosted by Forest Hills earlier in the week.

50-meter backstroke

The 2009 Seven Hills League Swim Championships consisted of a total of 78 races across 10 divisions. Age divisions for both boys and girls included events for 8-and-under, 9-10 year olds, 11-12 year olds, 13-14 year olds and 15-18 year olds. Below is a list of the locals managing to capture league titles with first-place finishes: 1, Indian Hill Swim Club, 2,377; 2, Miami Hills Swim Club, 2,300.50; 3, Terrace Park Swim Club, 2,132; 4, Forest Hills Swim Club, 1,840.50; 5, Turpin Hills Swim Club, 1,835.50; 6, Normandy Swim Club, 1,121.50.

Indian Hill Swim Club captured its fourth-consecutive team title at the 2009 Seven Hills League Swim Championships. Hundreds of children ages 618 competed in the event with groupings separated into five divisions for both boys and girls. After 78 events, Indian Hill took first place with 2,377 points to eclipse Milford’s Miami Hills Swim Club’s second-place total of 2,300.50. Petra Vester, a parent of three Indian Hill swimmers and the coordinator of the swimming championship, was extremely satisfied with the event, she said. “It’s very family oriented and a great environment for the kids,” Vester said of the Seven Hills League. “They are so excited to get their ribbons after the races. They are just so proud. “It’s an intense sport but they come here and they shine,” Vester added. Indian Hill took first place in a

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For a pair of aquatic sports which often fly under the radar, Miami Hills Swim Club pool manager Andy Wilson was quick to explain how important the developmental league is. “It’s not as popular as football and basketball so these programs are huge (for development),” Wilson said. “It’s a great way to keep kids in the water and they learn to be part of a team.” Petra’s oldest daughter, Hannah Vester, is proof positive the developmental league is serving its purpose. Hannah, a soon-to-be sopho-

8-and-under, girls: 1, Jenna Macrae (Indian Hill), 38.82. 8-and-under, boys: 1, Griffin Manning (Indian Hill), 42.13. 9-10 year olds, girls: 1, Devin Landstra (Indian Hill), 31.42 to set new league record. 9-10 year olds, boys: 1, Charles Leibson (Indian Hill), 32.06. 11-12 year olds, girls: 1, Celia Macrae (Indian Hill), 30.99.

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13-14 year olds, girls: 1, Hannah Vester (Indian Hill), 1:02.74.

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8-and-under, boys: 1, Griffin Manning (Indian Hill), 24.76. 9-10 year olds, boys: 1, Charles Leibson (Indian Hill), 19.96.

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8-and-under, girls: 1, Indian Hill (Alexis Magenheim, Livvie Logsdon, Jillian Rice, Jenna Macrae), 1:20.80.

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9-10 year olds, girls: 1, Devin Landstra (Indian Hill), 1:20.11 to set new league record. 9-10 year olds, boys: 1, Charles Leibson (Indian Hill), 1:24.50. 11-12 year olds, girls: 1, Grace Stimson (Indian Hill), 1:14.88. 15-18 year olds, boys: 1, Mack Rice (Indian Hill), 1:00.39 to set new league record.

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9-10 year olds, boys: 1, Indian Hill (Stephen Tracy, Benjamin Lawton, Liam Blair, Charles Leibson), 1:05.46.

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11-12 year olds, girls: 1, Indian Hill (Delaney Smith, Grace Stimson, Lindsay Tracy, Celia Macrae), 2:08.73. 11-12 year olds, boys: 1, Indian Hill (Nate Ringer, Jack Dowling, Cooper Winans, Sam Vester), 2:13.33. 13-14 year olds, girls: 1, Indian Hill (Sarah Vester, Xanna Tracy, Samantha Fry, Vester Hannah), 2:02.36.

more at Indian Hill High School, not only qualified but placed in two events at the Division II High School State Championships as a freshman. At state, Hannah took sixth in the 500-yard freestyle at 5:11.03 and eighth in the 200 freestyle at 1:57.39. It all started at Indian Hill Swim Club when Hannah swam her first race seven years ago at the age of seven, Petra said. “It’s a great feeder program. (Hannah) wanted to give it a try, swam her first race and she’s been doing it year round ever since,” Petra joked.

Indian Hill hires new basketball coach Sign up for Metro softball tournament by July 19 “ I love the situation I’m in and I’m blessed to be in that situation.” By Mark Chalifoux

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Indian Hill High School had a tough task in replacing CHL boys basketball coach of the year David Moss, but the Braves have their coach and they stayed within the program to find him. Indian Hill hired freshman coach Tim Burch to take over the varsity program. “Once again we had really good people interview and a great committee process and four great finalists,” Indian Hill Athletic Director Jill Bruder said. “We’re really happy with where we’ve landed. “The program has moved quickly over three years in success and development and we believe absolutely Tim will build on that success and continue to improve the program,” she said. Burch said the situation at Indian Hill appealed to him because of the people he’s worked with over the past six years as the freshman head coach. “The kids have been fantastic, the parents have been fantastic, it’s just a great place to be,” Burch said. “I love the situation I’m in and I’m blessed to be in that situation.” Burch said the transition will be

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made easier by the fact he coaches several of the varsity players when they were freshmen and they know what to expect from him. “My coaching style is mostly that we’re going to try to outwork the other teams,” he said. “Getting guys to play hard for us is the biggest key. When you have kids playing hard things fall into the right place.” Burch also said it helps that Moss left the program in good shape, with plenty of talent in the ranks. The Braves will have to replace a considerable amount of scoring next year but return two of the top players in the conference in Sam Hendricks and Will Satterfield. Hendricks led the team in scoring with 13.4 points per game and Satterfield was fourth in scoring with 10.8 points per game. “They were 19-0 as freshmen,” Burch said. “They will help me a lot. These kids will get us going in the right direction and some juniors will step up too.” Burch, who lives in Madeira

and had sons that played for Jim Reynolds, said he knows the CHL has some good teams and some great coaches. “It’s one of the toughest conferences,” he said. “These guys could coach anywhere in the city. I think highly of all the coaches. It should be a lot of fun.” Burch also said one of his goals would be to build up the lower levels of the program. One thing he brings to the job is that he’s coached every grade level from kindergarten through ninth. “It’s something I bring to the community different from everyone else. It’s still a community program and we need to build from the first-graders up to build a whole program. Our varsity guys will be very involved in the youth program right away to get more excitement around the program.” Burch said he wants to create more excitement and more of a community feel to the program. “Hopefully the kids will come out,” he said. “I just want to lead for these guys.”

Registration for the Annual Cincinnati Metro Softball Tournament is due by noon on July 19. The road to the city championship begins with the tournament draw on July 28 at Rumpke Park when teams find out who they will play in the first round. Games begin July 30 and continue through Aug. 12. The entry fee is $295 per team, and the tournament is open to any team that played in a sanctioned softball league at a Greater Cincinnati park during 2009. The tournament offers men’s and women’s divisions for all levels, from recreational to competitive.

The Cincinnati ASA governs play at the Metro, and a $30 ASA sanction fee is required for nonASA teams. Registration forms are available online at www.rumpkeballpark.com or by calling Rumpke Ballpark at 738-2646. More than 300 teams competed last year, continuing the Metro’s status as the largest amateur softball tournament in the nation. Rumpke Park in Crosby Township serves as the main location, and fields at six local parks are also used to accommodate the number of games.

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Visitors to Cincinnati.com posted these comments to a story about possible replacements for the late Bob Schuler as 7th District Ohio state senator: “Tom Brinkman refuses to support the higher taxes that we know have done so much good for our state. We have endorsed Michelle Schneider because of her steadfast support for Bob Taft’s taxand-spend agenda that has done so much good for our state. Michelle voted for the 20 percent sales tax increase, whereas Brinkman voted against it. Michelle also helped raise gas prices by supporting a 27 percent gasoline tax hike. Again, Brinkman had the nerve to vote against it. “Those of us who support higher taxes cannot wait to see Michelle Schneider appointed to this seat. We need her to get Ohio back on track. If you agree with us that higher taxes and more spending lead to greater prosperity, do your part to help Michelle get this appointment.” Reps4HigherTaxes “Phil Heimlich: The former Cincinnati councilman lost his bid for re-election as a county commissioner in 2006 to Democrat David Pepper. He is now hosting a syndicated conservative radio talk show.” yssehettu “Republicans and Democrats take notice: Your days of scheming and spending will come to an end. The Constitution Party is growing and will replace you as if you were Whigs.” bscoms “Don’t make me gag! Your theocratic party will go no-where except in the trashcan of history. “The Constitution Party gratefully acknowledges the blessing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as Creator, Preserver and Ruler of the Universe and of

these United States." “You are the American Taliban!” Guerote “Nice try at a red herring, but you know your logic is flawed. A political party acknowledging Christ is needed in America. People like you are scared because you know that when the Constitution Party gets going, you and your kind will be marginalized and your socialist/fascist dreams will be crushed.” bscoms “Spend all that time and money running for a $60K job? Seems foolhardly.” skylight ‘I just read the results of an extensive Gallop Poll on the political beliefs of Americans. The results were quite surprising ... Americans have become much more conservative, that’s right, conservative, in the last four years. The survey covered a host range of issues and even how respondents described themselves (liberal, conservative or moderate). The Republicans need to appoint a real conservative, like Tom Brinkman, instead of the phonies (Taft, Voinovich, DeWine, etc ...) that have been promoting. Looing at their track record, I am not very hopeful.” BearcatTom “Problem – citizens in district are not allowed to vote for a new rep either Republican, Democrat or independent! Republicans should not have the right to appoint any new Republican rep! They work for the taxpayers in their districts and should allow the citizens to vote a new rep in from either of the two parties, or an independent! Typical good Ole Boy/gals neo cons attempting to keep their own kind in power! Summary – no matter who they appoint, they won’t win against anyone in the next election due to their non-caring attitude toward the lower/midllclass people who are fed up with their take care of the rich, and lobbyist pals, cronies, etc ...” jwano

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Commissioners – meet at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday in Room 605 of the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown. The next meeting is Wednesday, Jan. 21. Call 946-4400. Educational service center governing board – meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 11083 Hamilton Ave. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Jan. 21. Call 742-2200. Regional planning commission – meets at 12:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the County Administration Building, eighth floor, 138 E. Court St., downtown. The next meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 5. Call 946-4500.

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or e-mail volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.org, or visit www.cincinnatizoo.org. Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m.-noon selected Saturdays through November. For a complete list visit www.grailville.org or call 683-2340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens,

Council – meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month (unless otherwise announced) in city hall, 6525 Drake Road Road. The next meeting is Monday, Jan. 26. Call 561-6500.

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Board of education – Board meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the high school, 6845 Drake Road. The next meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 10. Call 272-4500 or visit www.ih.k12.oh.us.

planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Call 3242873 or e-mail schoolgarden@fuse.net, or visit www.grannysgardenschool.com. GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit www.ggrand.org. E-mail www.cincygrrand@yahoo.com. League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter, needs volunteers 16 and older to help socialize cats and 18 and older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit www.tristatecart.com for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373.

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

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Whenever I’ve asked for someone’s take on our beautiful Queen City, by far the most frequent response I’ve heard is that “Cincinnati is a conservative town.” This has been true whether the respondent is a native, a transplant or a visitor. The perception is so widespread that it would seem to be an irrefutable fact, not just in political terms, but also from a more personal perspective. There’s no doubt Cincinnati has an established history that’s been carefully preserved. A customary support of family values, the conservation of art and architecture, a tradition of major league sports, a presence of solid business practices, and an explicit reverence for reputable authority are all admirable traits in defining this city. They’re also patently conventional. I have yet to hear anyone describe Cincinnati as “liberal,” especially in terms of a personal proclivity, not necessarily a political bias. I’ve never heard Cincinnatians described overall as “activist,” “avant-garde,” “cosmopolitan,” “far-reaching,” “freethinking,” “futuristic,” “advanced,” “ultramodern” or “ahead of their time.” Granted, some of these words may have negative connotations. Their implied meaning might hold an insidious threat to our comfortable lifestyles. At the same time, collective resistance to original thought might indicate closed-mindedness. When it comes to allowing for innovative concepts, we seem a bit wary. A communal snub at individual differences in ideas,

outlooks, and objectives could point – at least in part – to a mind-numbing complacency. At its worst, a lack of tolerance translates Mary Kathryn into bigotry and ‘M.K.’ Jones chauvinism. I’ve watched Community talented young Press guest people leave columnist Cincinnati and never come back because they’re seeking environments that are more accepting of expansive change. I’ve talked to visitors who tell me they enjoy Cincinnati – it’s a lovely city – but there’s a diversity of expression that seems to be lacking. I can’t disagree. It’s a little too homogenized. No, I don’t mean homogeneous. I’m alluding to overprocessed milk. Decent family values are timeless. Ethics and morality never go out of style. The safeguarding of ideals we hold sacred remains important to our very survival. However, when protecting our beliefs implies obstructing another’s, we too become constricted. When honor becomes self-righteousness, we limit ourselves. We stop developing into the fullness of our capabilities. Cincinnati is a wonderful city. But I can’t help but wish that we’d all make a little more conscious effort at independent thought and respect for the thoughts of others. An enhanced acknowledgment of human rights – our own and others’ – would allow us all more breathing room. Heightened awareness would

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This month marks the 40th anniversary of man’s first step on the moon. What do you remember about that event? Do you think the U.S. should return to the moon? Why or why not? “It was July 21, 1969, and I was finishing up a career step in West Virginia, and preparing to move to Cincinnati. “I remember that a co-worker named Dick Longyear was with my wife and I when Neil Armstrong made history; his first words were, ‘Houston - the Eagle has landed.’ “And then came the unforgettable ‘That’s one small step for man, and one giant leap for mankind.’ “I may lack the necessary wisdom and foresight to understand it all clearly, but to be honest, I see no point in any attempts by the U.S. to return to the moon, or explore other planets in the solar system. “The risks will probably always remain incredibly high, the costs astronomical (no pun intended), and the benefits questionable. Bill B. “Unless we clearly would benefit in someway, or it would advance our knowledge in someway, with the fact we do not have the funds. I would have to object to the increased federal spending, which is already out of control. “My hope is that someday both the Republican and Democ-

rat parties will begin to control spending. Excessive taxation leads to destruction of our financial system. “I continue to hope & pray our local township, city and state officials will begin to lead in our objection and bring government back to sanity.” F.J.B. “I would hope that any return to the moon would be pursued only after the budget is balanced and the national debt is paid off. The International Space Station has already cost $125 billion from various countries. Between that and the recent bailouts I suspect the U.S. could have instead lowered taxes and provided for the legal citizens who need help. Go figure!” T.D.T. “My first thoughts were that I prayed that he was going to be able to get off and that we would not truly have a man on the moon as we used to say as little kids. “We waist so much money on other programs I cannot see why we should not continue with the moon program.” L.S. “I remember it like yesterday, I was 12 years old at summer camp in Green Lake, Wisc., we all gathered so excitedly around a very small black and white TV to watch the first step on the moon. The camp was so primitive I have no idea where they got the TV or

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From veterinary care to timely vaccinations—and clean and comfortable living conditions to plenty of fresh food and water—healthy, well-cared-for flocks and herds are essential to livestock farming. That’s why it comes as no surprise that Ohio livestock farmers go above and beyond to make sure their animals receive the best possible care.

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Lynnette Witsken, left, and Lulu Sekula opened Faux Posh on Clough Pike in April.

Fun, eclectic mix at Faux Posh Lulu Sekula was looking to branch out beyond the restaurant business and took root with Faux Posh. “I’ve always had a dream to have my own shop,” she said. “I like things that catch my eye and have life in them.” Sekula, who collected “fun and interesting pieces” over the years, said she was looking for a place where her daughter could be part of the workday. Together, Sekula and her business partner Lynnette Witsken opened Faux Posh in April, an upscale, resale store that has a vintage and eclectic flair. “You can come here and find something different that no one else is going to have,” Witsken said. Vintage lamps and vases, refurbished armoires and chairs, candles and clothing are just a small sample of the selection at the Clough Pike store. What sets Faux Posh apart from other resale shops, Sekula said, is their take on consignment. Customers can bring a collectible item into the store and Faux Posh will advertise the item on Craigslist. Witsken said they also offer a “personal shopper” service for customers in the market for a specific item.

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6740 Clough Pike, Anderson Township 232-7674 Lulu Sekula and Lynnette Witsken, owners fauxposh@zoomtown.com Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Friday, Saturday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday; closed Sunday. “We already have access to the auction and estate sale sites, so we’ll keep an eye out and do all the leg work,” she said. Not everything that comes to Faux Posh is ready for sale, so Sekula and Witsken refurbish some items, such as an armoire from the 1920s. “Most of the items are essentially recycled and sometimes we find a diamond in the rough,” Sekula said. “Especially in this economy, we have fun, great finds at a fraction of the cost of going out and finding new items.” Faux Posh also works with local women artisans who sell their crafts at the store. By Lisa Wakeland. Send your “Small Business Spotlight” suggestions to espangler@communitypress.c om

THINGS TO DO Decorate a cake

Busken Bakery is hosting Cake Town by Busken Bakery at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 2 and 3 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at Busken Bakery, 2675 Madison Road, Hyde Park. Children can decorate cakes in bright summer colors. It is hands-on with “Mayor” of Cake Town Cami Smith. The cost is $9.95 and registration is required. Call 871-2253.

Ladies’ afternoon

Joseph-Beth Booksellers is hosting Afternoon for the Ladies from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at JosephBeth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Norwood. The event includes a Vera preview party, a Vintage Swanky Hanky Handkerchiefs demonstration and refreshments. Call 396-8960.

Adopt a dog

The Grant County Animal Shelter is hosting a Shelter Dog Adoptathon from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, July 20, at PetSmart Oakley, 3401 Alamo Ave., Oakley. The event features adoptable dogs and puppies. Call 859-824-9403.

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Although artist Charley Harper passed away two years ago, fans will have the chance to see 50 unseen original Harper paintings. Charley’s son, Brett Harper of Finneytown, said the paintings were found by Ford Motor Co. Harper had been commissioned to paint them for the Ford Times magazine. “We all believed that they were gone forever,” Harper said. The paintings are on display now through Aug. 8 at Fabulous Frames and Art in Montgomery. Ken Carl, owner of Fabulous Frames and Art, said they are ecstatic about hosting the show. “It’s quite an honor, really, to be displaying these for the first time,” Carl said. Fabulous Frames and Art is the largest Charley Harper dealer in the world. Carl said it took 35 years to get to that point. Carl said the new originals are similar to Harper’s other work, but it is a larger breadth that goes beyond wildlife. “Once you appreciate Charley’s understanding of nature, then they all become so interesting,” Carl said. Carl said the pieces are kind of an anomaly because most people do not know much about them or why they were created. Some of them were made into prints after they appeared in the magazine, while others have only been seen in the magazine decades ago.

wanted to buy. He said they were a range of themes, including fish, birds, travel and a mix of other subjects. Harper said finding originals for the vintage Ford Times prints was one of the most exciting things. That includes the fish, bird and travel pieces. Harper said the originals also include about 25 collages that are really special. “(My father) and I had both thought they were gone forever,” Harper said. Harper said he wants to keep some of the paintings for major exhibitions. Harper said the paintings at the show will be priced at East and West Coast prices, which is what he thinks they should cost. He doesn’t expect any of the paintings to be priced under $20,000. “If they sell, they sell,” Harper said. “If they don’t, it’s been a very good reason for Ken to bring people in.” Carl said he hopes they will sell some, but he knows they all will not sell.

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Harper said the corporate historian e-mailed him because they wanted to divest their art collection. The company wanted to retain a small, core collection, but they wanted to offer the bulk of it to the artists’ families or their estates. “I thought that was very gracious of Ford,” Harper said. Harper went to Dearborn, Mich., a few weeks later to see the original paintings. “I just looked at them when I walked in the door and a lot of emotions went through me,” Harper said. Harper said it was like seeing part of his father at a young age again. “He was so vibrant and energetic and just teeming with ideas,” Harper said. There were between 108 and 120 paintings, Harper said. Some were close ups of Ford hardware and the company did not want them to be taken. Harper sorted through the paintings and ended up with 50 that he

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Indian Hill Journal

July 16, 2009

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ART OPENINGS

Frank Herrmann (father) and Zachary Herrmann (son), 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Closson’s Art Gallery Oakley, 3061 Madison Road. Opening reception. Paintings and glass by father and son artists. Continues through Sept. 30 762-5510. Oakley.

FARMERS MARKET

Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 8255 Spooky Hollow Road. Grass-fed Black Angus beef, freerange chicken, produce, lamb, turkey, eggs and honey. 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road. Large variety of local and seasonal vegetables. Flowers such as zinnias, cosmos, sunflowers, strawflowers, blue salvia and more. 561-7400. Indian Hill.

To submit calendar items, go to “www.cincinnati.com” and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to “life@communitypress.com” along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to “www.cincinnati.com” and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 1 8

ART EXHIBITS

Superheroes Rise Up, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop, 321-8733. Oakley. 20th Century Abstract Expressionists, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mary Ran Gallery, 871-5604. Hyde Park. Frank Herrmann (father) and Zachary Herrmann (son), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closson’s Art Gallery Oakley, 3061 Madison Road. Paintings and glass by father and son artists. Through Sept. 30. 762-5510. Oakley.

ATTRACTIONS

Airplane Rides, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunken Airport, 321-7465. Linwood.

FESTIVALS

St. Cecilia Parish Festival, 6 p.m. to midnight, St. Cecilia Church, 3105 Madison Road. Food, games booths, entertainment and rides. All ages. Through July 19. 8715757. Oakley. Festival in Sycamore, 6 p.m. to midnight. Music by Orleans and Ambrosia. Bechtold Park, 4312 Sycamore Road. Music, food, rides, and games. All-night rides, $5. Free. Presented by Sycamore Township. Through July 18. 791-8447. Sycamore Township.

LITERARY BOOKSTORES

Funtastic Fridays, 3 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Crafts, activities, games and parties. Themes and age appropriateness vary. Free. Reservations recommended. 396-8960. Norwood.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Kevin Fox, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. R.P. McMurphy’s Irish Pub & Coffee House, 2910 Wasson Road. $3. 531-3300. Oakley.

MUSIC - BIG BAND

Ron Purdon Quintet, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Swing music for listening and dancing. 396-8960. Norwood.

COOKING CLASSES

Cake Town by Busken Bakery, 10 a.m., 11 a.m. , noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Children can decorate cakes in bright summer colors. Busken Bakery, 2675 Madison Road. Handson with “Mayor” of Cake Town Cami Smith. $9.95. Registration required. Presented by Cake Town by Busken Bakery. 871-2253. Hyde Park.

COOKING EVENTS

Cooking Demonstration, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Summer salmon salad. The Fresh Market, 7888 Montgomery Road. Step-by-step presentation. Drop-in program. Free. 791-3028. Sycamore Township.

FARMERS MARKET

Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.

FESTIVALS

St. Cecilia Parish Festival, 5 p.m. to midnight, St. Cecilia Church, 871-5757. Oakley. Festival in Sycamore, 6 p.m. to midnight. Music by Natalie Wells, G. Miles and Elvin Bishop. Bechtold Park, 791-8447. Sycamore Township.

The Sunshine Boys, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, 684-1236. Columbia Township.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Codependents Anonymous, 9:30 a.m. Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, 1345 Grace Ave., Room 206. Book discussion group. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 5831248. Hyde Park.

Bastille Day Celebration, noon to 11 p.m. Downtown Olde Montgomery, Montgomery Road between Cooper and Remington. French-American celebration. Food from 16 area restaurants and beer, wine, water and soft drinks. Children’s game area, Diaper Derby, fashion show and cooking demonstration. Music by Sycamore Community Band, Ridge Runner, Rusty Griswold, Waiting on Ben, Deron Bell, and Leroy Ellington and EFunk Band. Free. Presented by City of Montgomery. 891-2424. Montgomery.

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Fabulous Frames Sycamore is hosting the exhibit,“Lost Paintings of Charley Harper,” from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, July 17, at Fabulous Frames Sycamore, 10817 Montgomery Road, Sycamore Township. The exhibit features more than 50 original commissioned works acquired from the Ford Motor Co.’s private corporate art collection.The exhibit will run through Aug. 8. Call 489-8862. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 2 0

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Wheel 3: Advanced Wheel-Thrown Pottery, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Weekly through Aug. 24. Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. Focus on finish, problem-solving, shaping and technique. $200. Registration required by July 13. 871-2529. Oakley.

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ART EXHIBITS

Airplane Rides, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunken Airport, 321-7465. Linwood.

Superheroes Rise Up, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop, 321-8733. Oakley. Cheryl Pannabecker, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Advanced Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center, 3513223. Norwood. Frank Herrmann (father) and Zachary Herrmann (son), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closson’s Art Gallery Oakley, 762-5510. Oakley. Lost Paintings of Charley Harper, 10 a.m.8 p.m. Fabulous Frames Sycamore, 4898862. Sycamore Township.

FARMERS MARKET

ATTRACTIONS

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ART EXHIBITS

Frank Herrmann (father) and Zachary Herrmann (son), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closson’s Art Gallery Oakley, 762-5510. Oakley.

ATTRACTIONS

Hyde Park Farmers Market, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. David Cook, chef demonstration. U.S. Bank Hyde Park, 3424 Edwards Road. Local produce and farm goods, gourmet foods and more. Presented by Hyde Park Farmers’ Market. 561-3151. Hyde Park. Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill.

FOOD & DRINK

MUSIC - CONCERTS

The Sunshine Boys, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road. “History of Comedy” retrospective causes grudging reunion of two top-billed vaudevillians. $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through July 26. 684-1236. Columbia Township.

ON STAGE - THEATER

St. Cecilia Parish Festival, 4 p.m.-10 p.m. St. Cecilia Church, 871-5757. Oakley.

Tinsley Ellis and The Jon Justice Band, 8 p.m. Play by Play Cafe, 6923 Plainfield Road. $20, $15 Blues Society members. 793-3360. Silverton.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Afternoon for the Ladies, noon to 2 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Vera preview party and Vintage Swanky Hanky Handkerchiefs demonstration. Refreshments. 3968960. Norwood. Meet an American Girl, 11 a.m. Meet Addy. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Learn about the lives of American Girls with games, crafts, refreshments and more. Ages 7 and up. Free. Registration required. 396-8960. Norwood.

FESTIVALS

MUSIC - BLUES

Blue Ash Concert Series, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Classic rock and R&B music by Second Wind. Blue Ash Towne Square. Cooper and Hunt roads. Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259. Blue Ash.

LITERARY BOOKSTORES

Ice Cream Social, 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road. Includes hot dogs, chips, lemonade and ice cream. 791-3142. Montgomery.

MUSIC - CLASSICAL

Summer Carillon Concerts, 7 p.m. Richard D. Gegner, carillonneur. Mary M. Emery Carillon, Pleasant Street, Listen in the surrounding park as the carillonneur performs on a keyboard connected to 49 bells inside the tower. Tours of keyboard room and bells may be arranged through the carillonneurs. Free. Presented by Village of Mariemont. 2718519. Mariemont.

Airplane Rides, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunken Airport, 321-7465. Linwood.

AUDITIONS FARMERS MARKET

2009-2010 Season, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 793-6237. Amberley Village.

Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill.

CIVIC

LITERARY - SIGNINGS

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Lisa Haneberg, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Hyde Park author discusses and signs “Hip & Sage: Staying Smart, Cool, and Competitive in the Workplace.” 396-8960. Norwood.

SHOPPING SPECIAL EVENTS

Shelter Dog Adoptathon, noon to 6 p.m. PetSmart Oakley, 3401 Alamo Ave. Adoptable dogs and puppies. Presented by Grant County Animal Shelter. 859-824-9403. Oakley. T U E S D A Y, J U L Y 2 1

AUDITIONS

2009-2010 Season, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Need 20 men, nine women, four boys and one girl age 15, one girl and two boys age 11. Production dates: “Our Town” November 2009; “The Rainmaker” February 2010; “Social Security” April/May 2010. Presented by Stagecrafters. 793-6237. Amberley Village.

COOKING CLASSES

Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 946-7766. Blue Ash. Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Rookwood Commons and Pavilion, 2669 Edmondson Road. Fifteen-minute mammogram screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 6863300. Norwood.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES

Preschool Story Time with Miss Gail, 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road. 731-2665. Oakley.

MUSIC - ROCK

Goshorn Brothers, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill, 4609 Kellogg Ave. 871-1820. Columbia Tusculum.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Codependents Anonymous, 8 p.m. United Church of Christ in Oakley, 231-0733. Oakley.

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COOKING CLASSES

World Champion BBQ with Hog Heaven, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road. With George Cook and John Augustin. $65. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

FARMERS MARKET

Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 2:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.

LITERARY BOOKSTORES

Music with Miss Meghan, 11:15 a.m. ages 18 months-4 years; 9:45 a.m. ages 17 months and under; 10:30 a.m. ages 4 and under. Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road. Move and sing. $5. 731-2665. Oakley.

LITERARY - CRAFTS

We Made It Ourselves Craft Club, 3 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Different craft each week. Ages 7 and up. Free. Registration required 24 hours in advance. 396-8960. Norwood.

LITERARY - SIGNINGS

Nancy Kehoe, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author discusses and signs “Wrestling with Our Inner Angels: Faith, Mental Illness, and the Journey to Wholeness.” 396-8960. Norwood.

MUSIC - BLUES

Blue Bird Trio, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Pirate’s Cove Tropical Bar and Grill, 4609 Kellogg Ave. 871-1820. Columbia Tusculum.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Hugh “Peanuts” Whalum, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave. With Aurell Ray, Bruce Menefield, Jeff Anderson and Melvin Broach. $15. 871-6789. Mount Lookout.

Simply Shrimp, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Cooks’Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road. With Sean Schmidt. $50. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

FOOD & DRINK

A-B-C-D-Es of Wine Tasting, 6:30 p.m. The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road. Taste and rate wines ranging from $10-$30 to find the winners. Paired with food. $40 couple, $25. Reservations required. 984-9463. Montgomery.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Jewish Hospital Medical Office Building, 4750 E. Galbraith Road. Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300. Kenwood.

LITERARY - STORY TIMES

Tell Me a Storytime, 3 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Story and a themed craft. Ages 4 and up. Free. Registration required. 396-8960. Norwood.

THE NANCY AND DAVID WOLF COLLECTION The Cincinnati Art Museum will host family activities from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 30, at the museum’s Artworld. The exhibit, “Outside the Ordinary,” at the museum through Sept. 13, inspires hands-on, family-friendly activities, including puzzles, sculpture building, art making and more at Artworld. Artworld is free and reservations are not required. Visit www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org. Pictured is “Wall Piece 3644,” by Therman Statom, part of “Outside the Ordinary.”

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Blue Ash Democratic Club Summer FUNdraiser, 8 p.m. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. Ages 18 and up. Benefits efforts of the Blue Ash / Northeast Democratic Club. $10. Presented by Blue Ash Northeast Democratic Club. —. Montgomery.

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The Cincinnati Opera presents “Carmen” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, and Friday, July 24; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at Music Hall. For tickets call 513241-2742 or www.cincinnatiopera.org.


Life

Indian Hill Journal

July 16, 2009

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Death has no favorites – even celebrities die A lot of famous people have died recently and that bothers us. It bothers us because the fact of death bothers us terribly. In every life death anxiety is operative in great and small ways. Leavings and losings are not on our agenda. And the second reason we’re bothered over these recent deaths is because they have shattered our suppositions. We suppose that if a person has prestige, wealth, celebrity and popularity that those facts bring with them a certain degree of immortality. We suppose important people (presuming they are) have a charmed life and are too important to lose. Death is supposed to show them the same favoritism we do and back off. How unsettled we are when we

become aware that death plays no favorites. The day of our death is always thought of as far off. The day we come to know we will eventually die – not know it merely in our minds but realize it in our hearts – that day is the day we become a philosopher. Thereafter we pose momentous questions to ourselves and it takes the rest of our lives to answer them. It’s a sad occurrence when favored people never even let themselves get to the questions. Among the questions that arise are ones such as: How should I live knowing I will die some day? Why love anyone at all if they can be taken away from me, and I from them? Is it better to be cautious and avoid the risk of great love for someone in order to be safe from

the heartache of grief? Is there more life after this world’s life that is even more desirable, or is there only disinand Father Lou tegration dry nothingGuntzelman ness? Is there a God Perspectives who created me, loves me, and keeps me alive eternally? The alternative to struggling with questions such as these is to employ certain defenses against the questions ever arising. Hedonism says we can become impervious to death anxiety if we “eat, drink, and be merry.” Denial says, “Just don’t think about it and keep busy.” Agnostic practicality asks,

“Why try to live life wholeheartedly if it will all end?” Ernest Becker acknowledges this strange way of thinking: “The irony of man’s condition is that the deepest need is to be free of the anxiety of death and annihilation; but it is life itself which awakens it, and so we shrink from being fully alive.” Will it help us diminish death anxiety if we draw back from life, from deeply loving, from compassion and enjoyment and closeness to another person? The answer - like so many other answers – is another of life’s paradoxes. Knowing death will come for us some day is the very factor that makes it possible for us to live life now in an authentic fashion. For what is limited is precious, what is plentiful becomes cheap. Knowing our years are limited

urges us to appreciate their preciousness. Death – rather being only a cause of bleak pessimism – ought to be a catalyst to enjoy authentic life modes now. Poet Mary Oliver puts it well: When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom taking the world into my arms. … I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community press.com or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

Use cash instead of debit to avoid overdraft charges The nation’s banks continue to raise fees on everything from credit cards to checking accounts. Banks say they need the money to make up for losses they incur during this recession. But customers and consumer groups are crying foul. Banks have come under much criticism for making it easy for customers to spend more money than they have in their account so they can assess overdraft fees. People like Bridget Felts of Milford are furious. She received three overdraft charges recently and said it’s not fair. “This was for a total of a negative $5.90, and they are charging me, with one fee that was already taken off, $104 – for $5.90. I was just dumbfounded,” Felts said. Felts’ bank had agreed to drop one charge, but not the other two. “It’s a negative $5.90, from what they’re telling me because, if you look at the statement, it shows I have

Howard Ain Hey Howard!

money the w h o l e time – it n e v e r went negative. But they keep saying, ‘It’s for pending. It’s for pending,’

” she said. The “pending” charges are for two debit card purchases of less than $5 each. “We budget our biweekly checks to the penny so $104, that’s our grocery money, that’s our gas in our car. It’s devastating. I was literally begging these people to give me my money back,” Felts said. After several calls the bank agreed to return the fees, but Felts said what happened is wrong. “The punishment should fit the crime. If there’s a negative $5.90 balance, $104 is absurd, it’s absolutely ridiculous … It’s not right. It can take months for families to recoup these losses,” Felts

said. “I’m a family of five, every penny counts, and they’re just taking it like, ‘Oh, it’s no big deal,’ ” she said. As with others I’ve seen in this situation, most of the overdraft fees are caused by the use of a debit card. Instead of putting those small charges on her debit card she could have paid cash, and Felts says she’s now learned her lesson. “Use cash. People need to start using cash more often,” she said. Felts said the government is enacting new credit card laws and should reevaluate what the banks are doing. The Federal Reserve is now deciding whether to crack down on automatic overdraft protection. A rule is expected later this year that would prevent banks from manipulating the order of checks and debits so they maximize overdraft fees. Meanwhile, Congress is also listening to consumers

the transaction. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints and questions weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local

and a proposal there would require banks to tell customers when they are at risk of incurring overdraft fees at an ATM machine or cash register so they can cancel

12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Indian Hill Journal

Life

July 16, 2009

Kids with egg, dairy allergy can still eat cake One of the most fun things about writing this column is the feedback I get from you. No matter where I am, whether it’s the grocery store, Macy’s, teaching a class or speaking to a group, someone comes up and mentions my column. I have Rita a l w a y s Heikenfeld b e l i e v e d Rita’s kitchen t h a t ’ s because this column isn’t just about food: it’s a “place� where we gather each week and share recipes, memories, tips, opinions. A good example of this is Michelle Smith, a New Richmond reader, who requested an eggless cake for son Ethan’s 4th birthday. Clermont County reader Annie Hoffman, a cottage baker, came to the rescue. The bonus is the cake is dairy-free, too.

Annie’s dairy-free, eggless chocolate cake

Annie says, “The kids will love this cake.� Will make 26 cupcakes, a 9-by-13 pan, a 12-by-9 pan or even an 8-by-8 pan. Annie likes to use a 12by-9 pan or 8-by-8 square for thicker cake. Just adjust the baking time: 18 to 20 minutes for cupcakes; start testing cakes about 25 minutes. When toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, it’s done. Don’t overbake. Temperature: 350 degrees for all. 3 cups all purpose flour 2 cups sugar 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 ⠄3 cup Canola (she uses Kroger) oil 2 cups water 2 tablespoons white/ clear vinegar 2 teaspoons vanilla Combine dry ingredients in one bowl. Combine wet

ingredients together in one bowl. Mix both together and beat until smooth. Pour into sprayed pan. Annie says cupcakes won’t be very tall but will be very moist.

Dairy-free fluffy frosting

Use vegetable shortening, not Crisco or any shortening that’s non-hydrogenated (Annie says it slides off the cake due to formula change to make it non-hydrogenated – it’s OK for cupcakes but will slide off sides of cake), so use Kroger or other store, generic brand that says vegetable shortening/hydrogenated. See my tip below. Use any flavor extract you like. 1 ⠄2 cup vegetable shortening 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted 5 tablespoons water 1 ⠄2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 ⠄2 teaspoon almond extract (opt.) 1 ⠄4 teaspoon butter flavoring (Wilton brand since it’s a clear color) – opt.

Put everything in bowl. Mix on low to incorporate. Scrape, then turn on medium for eight minutes. This will incorporate air so don’t skip this step – otherwise you’ll wind up with sugary, not fluffy, frosting. Makes 4 cups. Refrigerates up to six weeks – bring to room temp and rewhip on low. Chocolate: Start adding cocoa powder to taste, and, if necessary, a bit more water. “Makes the fudgiest frosting.�

On the Web

For another good eggless recipe plus tips on making a box cake eggless/dairy-free, log onto my Web version of this column at www.communitypress.com or call 513-591-6163 and leave your name and address.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Trouble with shortening: If you’ve experienced trouble with recipes using non-hydrogenated shortening (that makes it healthier), switch back to hydro-

genated. Seems like most trouble is with pie crusts/frostings. I know, I know, hydrogenated shortening is not as healthy as non-hydrogenated but really, it’s not something any of us eat on a daily basis. Annie and I agree you should use what makes your recipes taste and look great. Otherwise, you’re wasting money, time and compromising flavor and appearance.

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For Mrs. Whitmer and several others. Go to taste on vinegar, sugar, lemon juice. 1

â „3 cup sugar â „2 teaspoon salt 1 â „8 teaspoon pepper 1 â „4 cup milk 1 â „2 cup mayonnaise 1 â „4 cup buttermilk 11â „2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar 21â „2 tablespoons lemon juice 8 cups finely chopped 1

cabbage 1 â „4 cup grated carrots Whisk together sugar, salt, pepper, milk, mayo, buttermilk, vinegar and juice until smooth. Add cabbage and carrots and mix well. Refrigerate at least two hours before serving.

Rooting out recipes

• Anderson Township’s Pelican Reef’s slaw • Precinct’s Mac & Cheese I should know soon if the restaurants can share.

Recipe clairfication

Dreamsicle cake: Some readers are confused as to the Kool-Aid called for in the recipe. It’s 1/4 teaspoon and yes, it’'s dry. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen� in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at www.Abouteating.com.



   

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Indian Hill Journal

July 16, 2009

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Celebrity softball game is Saturday Meyer Aquascapes hosts Pondarama 2009 July 25-26 Amelia, Berns Garden Center in Middletown, Cyndi’s Garden Center on Ohio 50 in Elizabethtown, Delhi Garden Center in Tri-County and West Chester, Lakeview Garden Center in Fairfield, Robben Florists in Delhi, Plants by Wolfangel on Beechmont Avenue and White Oak Garden Center on Blue Rock Road. In Kentucky tickets are at Fort Thomas Nursery, Highland Garden Center on Alexandria Pike, Jackson Florist on Madison Avenue in Covington and Maddox Garden Center in Florence. On Saturday and Sunday you can pick up the brochure at Meyer Aquascapes Headquarters, 11011 Sand Run Road, in White-

water Township. This is a great place to begin the tour with Meyer’s 60 foot by 30 foot water feature. Free pond literature and meet the staff at this location. Dan Meyer, owner of Meyer Aquascapes has been installing custom Aquascape products for the last 12 years. He is a certified contractor with Aquascape, Inc. and is an affiliated member of the Better Business Bureau and the Chamber of Commerce. For further information about the Aquascapes Ponds or to download the brochure go to www.aquascapes.com and click on Pondarama or call 941-8500.

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Meyer Aquascapes is hosting its seventh annual Pondarama 2009. Thirty-four beautiful water features where homeowners are opening their piece of paradise so others can experience the joys and beauty of water gardening. Water features are in Anderson Township, Amberley Village, Blue Ash, Cleves/Bridgetown, Colerain, Delhi/ Green Township, Evendale, Harrison, Liberty Township, Loveland, Milford, Morrow, North Bend, Reading in Ohio, and Boone County, Cold Spring, Covington, Fort Mitchell, Fort Thomas and Taylor Mill in Kentucky. The two-day, self-guided tour of water gardens displays ecologically balanced ponds of various sizes and shapes and pondless waterfalls and streams. The tour is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 25, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 26, rain or shine. Selected features will be open Saturday evening for night viewing. Thirteen new additions to the tour this year. There is something for everybody. There will be nine pondless waterfalls with streams ranging from 10 feet to 55 feet, 25 ponds and five bubbling rocks. The pond tour includes countless beautiful waterfalls and many streams with cascading water and many colorful fish, water plants and flowers. The scenic landscaped gardens compliment these water features. Sit on the benches and watch the dragonflies, frogs, and fish and view the beautiful lilies blooming in the afternoon. Participants are encouraged to bring their cameras and just enjoy a relaxing day in someone’s paradise. If you are dreaming of a water feature, then this is the tour for you. This is the largest garden tour in the area. Grouped in four sections so you can choose to drive 40 to 60 miles or do the full tour. The two-day admission price has been waived this year and is free. V i s i t www.aquascapes.com and click on the Pondarama icon. At this location you can download the brochure and maps. Pick up the tour brochure at the following garden centers (Full list is on www.aquascapes.com/Pondarama): Bard Nursery in

$10 and admit two people. To purchase in advance, call 347-4900. All fans are treated to free autographs immediately following the game on the field. Teen Response was founded by former police officer, radio-show host and current consultant for several NFL Players John Keuffer. Keuffer recently published

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Pond 20 belongs to Greg and Kathleen Bell, Beech Hollow Drive, Amberley Village. There are three different levels built with weathered limestone boulders. There is a 25-foot stream with a small top pond traveling down to a 15-foot stream to a 5,000-gallon pond. Koi and Shubunkin fish are in the pond surrounded by beautiful landscaping and boulders.

The 21st annual Celebrity Softball Game is 7 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at the University of Cincinnati Marge Schott Field. A portion of the proceeds from this event goes to support the ongoing services of Teen Response, Inc. Teen Response, Inc. has been in operation in the City of Cincinnati since 1994 and has reached over 100,000 youth in its 15 year period. This year, the Celebrity All-Stars will take on the Football All-Stars. Participating current athletes include Shayne Graham, Bobbie Williams and Kevin Huber; past greats include David Fulcher, Ira Hillary, Richard Carey, Robert Jackson and Ickey Woods. The teams will also include a variety of other celebrities like the WWE’s Rosey and media personalities Michael Flannery and Tim “Big Dog” Lewis. Tickets are sold at the gate or in advance and cost


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July 16, 2009

Anderson Hills Christian Church

AMERICAN BAPTIST

Sunday Morning 9:30am & 11:00am

Wednesday Evening 6:00pm - Buffet Dinner Worship and Small Group 6:45pm - Programs and Classes for all ages.

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

Sunday Service 10:30am

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith

Cincinnati Country Day School 272-5800 www.horizoncc.com

Classes for all ages.

 MT WASHINGTON BAPTIST CHURCH

2021 Sutton Ave

231-4445

Sunday Services

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

BAPTIST CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH (513) 891-5122

E-Mail: calvarybaptistchurch@mail.com (Located at corner of Blue Ash and Hegner Rds.) Sunday School.... 9:30am Worship Service.... 10:45am Evening Service.... 6:00pm Wed. Prayer meeting.... 7:00pm

FORESTVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH 1311 Nagel Rd

INTERDENOMINATIONAL

474-3884

Brent Jones, Senior Pastor Jeff Beckley, Youth Pastor

10:00am Sunday School 11:00am Worship 6:00pm Sunday Evening Service 7:00pm Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer & Youth Programs for Pre K-12 Supervised nursery during all services

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 www.hydeparkbaptistchurch.org

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD The Greater Cincinnati

Church of God

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

EPISCOPAL ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 www.stthomasepiscopal.org Saturday: 5:00pm Holy Eucharist Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 8:34am Summer Breakfast 10:00am Holy Eucharist* 11:00am Fellowship & Refreshments *Child care available

EVANGELICAL COVENANT

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

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

Jeff Hill • Minister

www.connectionscc.org Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am

FAITH CHRISTIAN

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

www.IndianHillChurch.org

271-8442

Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr. Minister

LUTHERAN ASCENSION LUTHERAN CHURCH

7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd) Worship Schedule 10:00 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion Baby sitter provided Pastor: Josh Miller ascensionlutheranchurch.com

Good Shepherd (E LCA) www.goodshepherd.com

7701 Kenwood Rd.

Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

513.891.1700

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

www.cfcfc.org Sun. Worship 10am Wed. Worship & Bible Study Service 7pm Sunday School - All Ages 9-10:00am New National Seminary Emerging www.Kingswellseminary.org

KENWOOD FELLOWSHIP 7205 Kenwood Rd., Cinti, OH 45236

513-891-9768 Ken Bashford, Pastor

www.KenwoodFellowship.org

Sunday Morning Worship 10:30am

Fellowship & Lunch Follows Worship

Children’s Church...10:30-11:30am Sunday School For All Ages 9:30am Our mission is to worship God & share Jesus’ transforming love and salvation.

UNITED METHODIST 7515 Forest Rd. at Beechmont Ave 231-4172 Sr. Pastor Mark Rowland Ann Luzader, Mike Carnevale Traditional Service 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Service 9:30 & 11:00am (Nursery care from 9:15am-12:15pm.) Sunday School for Children & Adults at 9:30am & 11:00am. Youth Fellowship (grade 7-12), 6-8pm. www.andersonhillsumc

ARMSTRONG CHAPEL UMC

5125 Drake Road in Indian Hill

561-4220

NorthStar Vineyard Community Church

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

Looking for a Church That Loves Kids? Looking for Acceptance & Mercy?

vineyard eastgate community church Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate)

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Sunday Services 8:30, 10:00 & 11:30 AM

Nathan Custer, Stanley Lawrence, Assoc. Pastors Lee Tyson, Pastor to Students Traditional Worship in the Old Chapel worship 8:20am Traditonal Worship in the Sanctuary 9:40am Contemporary Worship in the Sanctuary 11:11am Christian Education at 8:20, 8:45, 9:40 & 11:00am Youth Christian Education at 9:40am Nursery Care at 9:40 and 11:11am Youth Ministeries Wednesday Nights at 7:00pm

PRESBYTERIAN

Greg Stover, Senior Pastor

Come Share God’s Grace With US

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org Guest Speaker

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

513.753.1993 vineyardeastgate.org

Knox Presbyterian Church Observatoryy & Michigan g Aves (513)321-2573 Rev Thomas D York,, Pastor Rev Christena A Alcorn, Assoc Pastor Sunday Worship Service 9:15 & 11:00am Sunday School & Child Care Wheelchair Accessible

Nursery Care Provided

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

MADEIRA-SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

The church is hosting their Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. The concert features Breadbox, an a cappella group, with local praise singers Reneé Fisher and Julie Maguire. The event is rain or shine. The concert is free, but the church is accepting canned goods and personal items for the Inter Parish Ministry’s Choice Pantry. The church is at 8119 Clough Pike; 474-2237.

Anderson Hills United Methodist

The church is hosting a Healing and Wholeness Service at 6 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month. It is a special prayer service for those seeking God’s hand in times of physical, emotional and spiritual troubles. The church is offering a Cancer Support Hotline. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance with a cancer diagnosis, call the church’s Cancer Support Hotline (231-4172) to talk to a cancer survivor or caregiver. Mothers of PreSchoolers (MOPS) is a time for women with children ages birth through kindergarten to relax and receive helpful insights that meet the needs of moms. Meetings are the first Thursday of the month. (Childcare available.) For more information or to register, call Rhonda at 910-4313 or e-mail rhkirch@fuse.net. The church is at 7515 Forest Road, Anderson Township; 231-4172; www.andersonhillsumc.org.

Ascension Lutheran Church

Ascension’s Sunday worship service is at 10 a.m. Sunday school and adult forum begin at 9 a.m. A nursery is provided during the worship service. An Adult Forum Discussion Series is on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. Led by Pastor Josh Miller, the “Nooma” series is a short film followed by discussion which speaks directly to questions of faith and life. Each session is self contained. The community is invited to participate in this adult discussion series as well as Sunday School for children which also begins at 9 a.m. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288; www.ascensionlutheranchurch.co m.

Chabad Jewish Center

The center is hosting a Mexican Fiesta from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, in Cafe Chabad. The Mexican buffet includes fish tacos, fajitas, tortillas, burritos, nachos, guacamole and more. There is a cash bar available. Music is by Zumba. The event is open to adults only. The cost is $22, $18 by July 26; Half price admission for friends. Reservations are required, and are available online. Call 793-5200 or visit www.chabadba.com. The address is 3977 Hunt Road, Blue Ash; 793-5200.

Church of God of Prophecy

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

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

The church is hosting an Ice Cream

Social from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sunday, July 19. The event includes hot dogs, chips, lemonade and ice cream. The church is hosting Playdate in the Park “Fun in the Water” at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at Sharon Woods. Snack for the kids and water toys provided. Call the church for details and to make a reservation. School Supplies are being collected for the children at Wesley Chapel in Over the Rhine. Vendors are needed for the Fall Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. Crafters and vendors are invited to call the church for details. Summer Reading Group will discuss “The Middle Place” by Kelly Corrigan from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 27. Call the church for details. Summer Day Camps are scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for most weeks for the summer. Call for details and to register. A fee is requested. Science and Nature Fun is July 21-23; and Puppets and Clowning Around is July 28-30. Disciple Bible Study is open for registration for fall classes. Disciple Bible Study is an intensive 32-34 week study of the Bible that includes elements of fellowship, prayer, video, Bible study and discussion. Call the church for details and a list of classes. Give Moms a Break is from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. It is open to children 6 months-kindergarten. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families of two or more. Reservations can be made by calling the church office. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 791-3142; www.cosumc.org.

Clough United Methodist

The church is hosting a Dog Wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 18. Members of the Clough United Methodist Church Jamaica Mission Team will be washing dogs of all sizes and breeds. Donations will be accepted for the mission team’s trip next June to My Father’s House, a home for abandoned and orphaned children in Whitehouse Jamaica. For information about My Father’s House, visit www.jaminjamaica.com. For more information about Clough UMC, visit www.cloughchurch.org. The church is hosting Clough Unplugged, an additional midweek service. The informal “comeas-you-are” service is from 7 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 20. Nursery care is provided. The Summer sermon series is “Facebook Pages of Old Testament Friends.” The church is at 2010 Wolfangle Road, Anderson Township; 2314301.

Connections Christian Church

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

Faith Christian Fellowship Church

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

New Church of Montgomery

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

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

St. Paul Church services are 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. for Traditional Worship and 9:30 a.m. for Contemporary Worship with Praise Band. Childcare is provided for all services. The church is continuing the summer series “Being an Efficiently Effective Family for Christ,” Sunday, July 19, with the message “Like Father-Like Son-Like Daughter!” based on the scripture reading Ephesians 4:1-7. The church is hosting Camp E.D.G.E. from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 2024. Cokesbury’s Camp E.D.G.E 2009 takes your children to an extreme adventure camp where they “Experience and Discover God Everywhere.” Camp E.D.G.E. includes rockin’ contemporary music, mind-boggling science activities, extreme sports videos, cool and challenging crafts, and larger-than-life games such as Extreme Bobsled Team, Full-Size Foosball and Bethlehem Bolt. Online registration is available at www.stpaulcommunityumc.org. There is no registration fee. For more information, contact Marlene Kane, director of Children’s Ministries St. Paul CUMC, at 8918181, ext. 306; or e-mail mkane_stpaulumc@yahoo.com. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181; www.stpaulcommunityumc.org.

Sycamore Christian Church

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

Trinity Church

Trinity Together Time will be presenting a program by Crystal Clear Science entitled “Dino Dig” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 21. It is free to the public and geared toward the ages of early childhood/elementary. This program will include 45 minutes of science demonstrations and activities for children and their parents/grandparents. Open registration is currently being conducted at Trinity Child Development Center, 3850 East Galbraith Road. Half-day preschool classes will begin in the fall for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds. The registration fee is $50 and health forms are required by the State of Ohio. Space is limited. Call 791-4015 for more information and a tour of the center. The church is at 3850 East Galbraith Road, Dillonvale; 791-7631.

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2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery Thursday “Unplugged” Service 7:00pm 6/11-8/20, with Nursery

8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Summer Worship at 10:30am Children’s Church during worship Child Care Available

www.cloughchurch.org

MT. WASHINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6365 Corbly Road 513-231-3946 Rev. Thomas A. Gaiser Worship Service 10:00am Nursery Provided Visitors Welcomed "A Family in Christ and a Beacon of God’s Love for Over 150 years"

www.mtwashumc.org

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

HERITAGE UNIVERSALIST UNITARIAN CHURCH

2710 Newtown Rd. 231-8634 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School classes and nursery care for children and youth

“One Church, Many Paths” www.huuc.net

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST United Church of Christ in Oakley

8221 Miami Rd. (corner of Galbraith)

513-891-8181

NEW 9:30am Service -Innovative & High energy

Traditonal Services 8:45 & 11:00am Sunday School 9:30 & 11:00am www.stpaulcommunityumc.org

4100 Taylor Ave 871-3136 E-Mail uccoakley@juno.com

www.community-cleveland.com/cc/uccoakley Judy Jackson, Pastor

Sunday Worship 10:00am Adult Bible Study 9:00am, Youth Sunday School 10:00am Childcare provided for Infants and Toddlers “Partners with Jesus in the Community and the World”

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The 17th annual Festival in Sycamore will be Friday and Saturday, July 17 and

18, at Bechtold Park. The festival will feature a variety of musical acts including national recording artists and bands Ambrosia, Orleans, and Elvin Bishop.

Ambrosia and Orleans will perform Friday and Bishop will take the stage Saturday. Local musical acts include G Miles and the Hit-

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National recording artist Ambrosia will be performing at the Festival in Sycamore Friday, July 17.

Montgomery celebrates 20 years of friendship This year’s Bastille Day festival takes on a special significance as Montgomery celebrates 20 years of friendship with its French Sister City Neuilly-Plaisance. “Oui, We Can Can Celebrate! 20 years of Friendship” is the theme of the event, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 18, in Downtown Montgomery. Held on Montgomery Road between Remington and Cooper roads, the festive family celebration features a variety of French cuisine and wine, as well as plenty of local favorites such as ribs, pizza, draft beer, sausages, hot dogs and more.

Schedule of events

Tour de Montgomery bike rides – Starts between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.; ($30 if registered by July 10/$40 the day of the event). Proceeds benefit the HeartStone Foundation The day starts with the Tour de Montgomery Bike Ride with distances between seven and 70 miles (four distance options) to accommodate just about everyone. All rides start at Montgomery Elementary School. Kids’ Cabaret – Noon to 8 p.m. (tickets are two for $1 or 20 for $10 and get two free!) The Kids Cabaret is alive with games of luck, a magician performance, face painting, clowns and a moonwalk. Historic Walking Tours – 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (free) At 1:00pm and 5:30pm, history buffs will enjoy the guided 45-minute walking tour of Montgomery’s 20 landmark buildings dating back to the 1800s. Starts at the Universalist Church on Montgomery Road. Guitar Hero Booth – 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. (cost $1) Everyone will enjoy challenging friends and

family to a flying finger duel on the guitar! Diaper Derby – 4 p.m. (Register in kids’ area on Remington Road.) Enter your “crawler” in the fourth annual Diaper Derby. Sponsored by Pampers Obsess Boutique Fashion Show – 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in front of main stage Local teens will model the latest fashions. Cooking Demo by Stone Creek – 1:30 p.m. in front of main stage Get a lesson in cooking and some great tasting samples too. Art exhibit – Noon to 8 p.m. at Universalist Church (free) “20 Years of Friendship” display; exhibits include French Rendez-vous, Prestige Travel, Paris J. Bou-

tique, recycling contest entries, 2010 city calendar art entries and the 2009 Montgomery Photography Contest winners. Beer Tasting – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Village Tavern Taste eight beers from around the world. Cost $20 in advance/$35 per couple. $25 at the door/$45 per couple. Register at www.montgomeryohio.org. Limit 50. Live music will be featured all day and include such favorites as Deron Bell, Waiting on Ben, Ridge Runner, Sycamore Community Band and feature acts The Rusty Griswolds and Leroy Ellington & the E-Funk Band. Visit www.montgomeryohio.org or call city hall at 891-2424 for more event details.

hand with some of the radio personalities and prize promotions. Shuttles will be available both days from St. Saviour Church, Deer Park High School, the Sycamore Township administration

building, European Motors on Sycamore Road and Bethel Baptist Church. Limited parking will also be available at Bechtold Park. For more information, call 791-8447.

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Raj Narayan, M.D., of Indian Hill, Mayfield professor and chairman of the University of Cincinnati Department of Neurosurgery, has accepted the position of chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. The North Shore-LIJ Health System includes more than a dozen hospitals in the New York metropolitan area. Narayan will also serve as director of North ShoreLIJ’s Harvey Cushing Institutes of Neuroscience and as professor of neurosurgery at the newly created Hofstra

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Gilligan. “But we also applaud his new opportunity and know that he will be greatly appreciated by patients and young doctorsin-training in the New York area.” Stern named Mario Zuccarello, M.D., of Glendale professor of neurosurgery, vice chairman of clinical affairs, and co-director of the Division of Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery, as interim chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, effective July 1. Zuccarello joined the Department of Neurosurgery and the Mayfield Clinic in 1993 and has served in various roles throughout his career.

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He also serves as director of the neurovascular program for the UC Neuroscience Institute and as a member of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Stroke Team. Zuccarello is a distinguished physician scientist who has published nearly 160 articles in peerreviewed journals and has given more than 60 presentations at symposia across the globe. Stern will appoint a committee to conduct a national search for a permanent chair.

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DESTIN. Beautiful, luxury 2 BR, 2 BA Oceanfront condos. Heated pool, spas, kids pool & tennis. Covered prkng, sleeps 6. Local own er. www.us-foam.com/destin Ofc513-528-9800, eves 513-752-1735 DESTIN. Edgewater Beach Condos on the Gulf. 1-3 BR, beachfront, pvt balconies, FREE Wi-Fi, beach set-up (in season) & use of new fitness ctr. New massage/facial salon, 2 pools (1 heated), FREE $20 gift cert to pool grill (weekly rentals in season). Call or visit our website for lastminute specials. 800-822-4929 www.edgewaterbeach.com DESTIN. Local owner, 1 or 2 luxury condos. 2 BR, 2 BA overlooking gulf, sugar white beaches. Heated pool, hot tubs & more. 937-767-8449,or visit www.majesticsunindestin.com

DESTIN. New, nicely furnished 2 br, 2 ba condo. Gorgeous Gulf view. Pools, golf course. Discount Summer & Fall rates. Book now. 513-561-4683 Visit arieldunes.us or twcondo.us EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Dinsey. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513 www.oceanprops.com

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The Doolin House Bed & Breakfast

PANAMA CITY BEACH Family Atmosphere! Your Best Vacation Value! 800-354-1112 www.Summerhouse.com

SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo, beach view from balcony. Bright & airy, nicely appointed, all amenities. Cinci owner. 232-4854. The Best Crescent Beach Vacation!

Hilton Head Island Vacation Resort. Choose 1 or 2 bdrm condos. Oceanfront, ocean view or nr ocean. Great locations & rates. Golf pkgs, too. www.hhi-vr.com. 877-807-3828

Somerset, Kentucky’s Premiere Inn Located Just Minutes from Lake Cumberland

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

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

For more information, Visit the website at: www.doolinhouse.com or call 606-678-9494

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LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit www.leelanau.com/vacation

NEW YORK MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit: www.riversidetowerhotel.com

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EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 800-245-7746 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty www.SpinnakersReach.com

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TENNESSEE A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge.Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. smokymtncrossrdrentals.com

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MICHIGAN CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2br, 2ba Gulf Front condo. Heated pool, balcony. Many up grades. 513-771-1373, 260-3208 www.go-qca.com/condo

from 1992 to 1994 and from 2002 to 2004, and he has served as chairman of the American Brain Injury Consortium since 1999. He has held more than 60 visiting professorships and honored lectureships throughout the world. “The Department of Neurosurgery and Mayfield Clinic are grateful to Raj Narayan for his leadership and significant contributions to education, research, and patient care during the last seven years,” said Ronald Warnick, M.D., chairman of the Mayfield Clinic. “We will miss Raj’s integrity and graciousness, “said Mayfield CEO Michael

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BeautifulBeach.com leads you to NW Florida’s Beach Vacation Rentals along the beaches of South Walton. Luxurious gulf-front homes, seaside condos and cottages. Dune Allen Realty, 50 yrs of excellent service and accommodations. 888-267-2121 or visit www.BeautifulBeach.com

Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent & Relax. Nr Destin, between famous Seaside & Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials. 1-800-537-5387 www.garrettbeachrentals.com

oversaw an expansion of the residency program, an increase in the number of clinical trials, an increase in laboratory research in the area of traumatic brain injury and the creation of new divisions of neurocritical care and clinical trials. Narayan, best known internationally for his work in the area of traumatic brain injury, was co-editor of “Neurotrauma,” the major textbook on that subject. He was chairman of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) section on Neurotrauma and Neurocritical Care

CHALET VILLAGE www.chaletvillage.com Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617 GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661 www.alpinechaletrentals.com

HILTON HEAD. Beautiful 1 BR, 1 BA condo on beach nr Coligny. Sleeps 6. Many amenities, discounted rates June-Aug $750/wk; Sept, Oct $550/wk. 513-829-5099 HILTON HEAD ISLAND 1-7 Bedroom Vacation Homes & Villas. Free color brochure. Call 1-866-386-6644 or visit www.seaturtlegetaways.com

Nr Powell NORRIS LAKE. Valley Marina. 2 BR/1BA, very nicely furnished home. Covered porch, deck. $95/nt. 423-562-8353 www.norrislakehse.com

Hilton Head Island, SC

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

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

A Beautiful Log Cabin Resort w/heated indoor pool, minutes from Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mtns. Breathtaking mountain views, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, pool tables & pet friendly cabins are offered. Excellent rates, discounts available. Call 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366) hiddenspringsresort.com

www.AUNTIEBELHAMS.com Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

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