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Housing project

Several Indian Hill High School graduates recently built a house as part of their senior project. Recent graduates Natalie Sommerville, Nicole Taylor and Kaeli Flaska worked with Habitat for Humanity in May. They also served as volunteers at the ReStore resale outlet operated by Habitat for Humanity. “The best part (was) helping out a family in need and seeing a project from beginning to end,” said Sommerville, 18. FULL STORY, A2

Traveling man

Climbing the French Alps was just one of the highlights saxophonist Christopher Thompson-Taylor experienced during a recent trip. Thompson-Taylor, who is a sophomore at Indian Hill High School, traveled across Europe on a concert tour with the Blue Lake International Jazz Orchestra. The three-week tour included visits to France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Luxembourg with venues ranging from a town square to an ancient castle. “We performed in an Alpine village which is one of the highest in the French Alps,” said Thompson-Taylor. FULL STORY, A3

Upcoming events

The Indian Hill Historical Society has announced its 2011-2012 program schedule, and it once again mixes old favorites with new experiences. Indian Hill Historical Society President Barb Hauck said the group once again put together a slate of events to cater to a wide variety of residents. “We have a really nice, varied schedule this year,” she said. FULL STORY, A4

Cincinnati Country Day School fourth-grader Stephanie Gentile, left, of Indian Hill, begins weaving a decorative wall hanging with the help of Linda Yokel, an art enrichment coordinator at Cincinnati Country Day School. They were working on a project in the fibers camp being offered at the school.

Educational thread The summer camps at Cincinnati Country Day School are winding down for the season. Among the recent camps was a fibers class which included a weaving demonstration by camp leader Linda Yokel, Terrace Park, who is also an art enrichment coordinator at the school. Participants made a decorative flower out of thread and also created their own wall hanging. PHOTOS BY FORREST SELLERS/STAFF

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Indian Hill is currently accepting bids on a project to replace a partially collapsed stone culvert that channels water under Camargo Road. The village is opening the bids for the project Aug. 11. The project is estimated to cost taxpayers about $30,000. The project will be paid for out of the village’s culvert contingency fund. Project Manager George Kipp said the culvert partially collapsed at 8805 Camargo Road. The culvert is made of stone, and it will be replaced with a circular pipe. Jason Atkins, public works

superintendent, said the culvert, which is several decades old, has been an issue in the past, but due to the “excessive” rain several months ago it is now deteriorated beyond repair. “It was built well, but it’s met its life expectancy,” he said. Kipp said once the bids are opened the village hopes to quickly start the project. A portion of Camargo Road will have to be closed during the work. Atkins said similar to the village’s current road resurfacing projects, he hopes to have the culvert replaced before school starts in the village on Aug. 22. For more about your community, visit

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Indian Hill to repair culvert on Camargo By Rob Dowdy

Stephanie Gentile, 8, of Indian Hill, weaves thread up and down on a cardboard base as she begins work on a decorative wall hanging. Gentile, who is a fourth-grader at Cincinnati Country Day School, was a participant in the school’s fibers camp.

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Indian Hill is bidding a project that will repair the culvert under Camargo Road that has caused the road to become uneven. The work is expected to be completed before the start of the school year.

The Indian Hill Exempted Village School District is considering a health care option that could potentially save the district $375,000 in health care costs the first year. School administrators will evaluate a plan which involves joining other Tristate school districts as part of the Southwest Ohio Organization of School Health consortium. The consortium allows school districts to join together to maximize health care benefits by choosing the same health care

provider. “It looks promising,” said Treasurer Julia Toth. The school board has yet to weigh in on the plan, and will likely discuss it Toth during the next board meeting 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the high school, 6865 Drake Road. “The benefits are the ability to leverage volume with cost,” said Toth. “The larger the group, the better it is.”


Nine districts are considering membership in the consortium including Indian Hill Exempted Village, Forest Hills Local School District, Milford Exempted Village and

West Clermont. Toth said the district, which includes employee contributions, currently pays in excess of $3 million annually for health care. The district’s health care provider for the last year has been United-

Healthcare. “We are very interested in the prospect of joining (the consortium),” said Board President Molly Barber. “We think it’s another opportunity for Indian Hill to partner with other districts to deliver cost savings while maintaining quality services.” Toth said the district has been involved with other consortiums involving technology and financial accounting software. However, this would be the first time the district has aligned with others to reduce health care costs. For more about your community visit

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unteers at the ReStore resale outlet operated by Habitat for Humanity. “The best part (was) helping out a family in need and seeing a project from beginning to end,” said Sommerville, 18, a resident of Kenwood. Sommerville had previously worked on a Habitat for Humanity project during her sophomore year. She and the others felt volunteering with the organization would not only be educational, but also beneficial. “I liked getting out of the comfort zone,” said Taylor, 18, who is also a resident of Kenwood. Taylor and the others worked two weeks on the project, which received an honors rating from the panel of judges. The majority of the time


Indian Hill High School graduates Natalie Sommerville, left, and Nicole Taylor worked as volunteers with Habitat for Humanity as part of their senior project. Kaeli Flaska also assisted with the project. was spent assisting at the ReStore facility, but three of the days involved building a two-story home in Clifton. During this time they installed drywall, placed insulation and helped with




Indian Hill High School graduating seniors Natalie Sommerville, left, Kaeli Flaska and Nicole Taylor stand next to a Habitat for Humanity home in Clifton. They assisted with the construction of the home as part of their senior project.

the removal of scaffolding. Taylor said a highlight of the project was working directly with the family whose home they were building. “It definitely left an impression,” said Sommerville. “At the end of the day you feel good about it.” Taylor agreed. “You feel a sense of accomplishment,” she said. Sommerville plans to attend Bowling Green State University where she will major in biology and premedical. Taylor will attend Miami University where she will focus on business and theater. For more about your community visit



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Saxophone player takes music abroad By Forrest Sellers


Indian Hill High School sophomore Christopher Thompson-Taylor rehearses on the alto saxophone. Thompson-Taylor recently joined the Blue Lake International Jazz Orchestra on a concert tour of Europe.

Climbing the French Alps was just one of the highlights saxophonist Christopher Thompson-Taylor experienced during a recent trip. Thompson-Taylor, who is a sophomore at Indian Hill High School, traveled across Europe on a concert tour with the Blue Lake International Jazz Orchestra. The three-week tour included visits to France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Luxembourg with venues ranging from a town square to an ancient castle. “We performed in an Alpine village which is one of the highest in the French Alps,” said Thompson-Taylor. Thompson-Taylor was one of 400 applicants out of 2,500 to participate in the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Muskegon, Mich. The jazz orchestra, which has 16 members, is among several

groups involved with the camp. Thompson-Taylor said he listened to his first jazz record in the fourth grade. However, it was only four years ago that he began playing the alto saxophone after playing the bass guitar and clarinet. “It sounded more fun than classical,” said Thompson-Taylor about his involvement with jazz music. He said a highlight of the European trip was staying with the host families, who would also attend the concerts. “You really absorb the culture because you are in a household with people who live there,” he said. He admitted he had to adjust his playing styles at some of the venues. With the higher altitude at some locations, it took more energy to play, he said. Thompson-Taylor performs with several jazz groups at the University of

Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is also a member of the Indian Hill High School Concert Band. He said he is already looking ahead to future


“You really absorb the culture because you are in a household with people who live there.”

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Indian Hill High School sophomore Christopher Thompson-Taylor, center, performs in a town square in Italy during a recent European concert tour. Thompson-Taylor played the alto saxophone with the Blue Lake International Jazz Orchestra.

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Historical society announces variety of upcoming events By Rob Dowdy

Getting dirty


Gaelle Keel, 11, left, who attends Annunciation School, and Shaan Dahar, 11, who attends Cincinnati Country Day School, mix corn starch and water during a forensic science camp at Cincinnati Country Day School. Camp instructor Mia Burnett, who is a forensic toxicologist and chemist, said forensics often involves getting one’s hands dirty, and this was an example of that. Keel is a resident of downtown Cincinnati, while Dahar lives in Mason.

Forensic science camp instructor Mia Burnett, left, watches as Shaan Dahar, a student at Cincinnati Country Day School, tests pH values of vinegar and ammonia as part of one of the camp activities.



The Indian Hill Historical Society has announced its 2011-2012 program schedule, and it once again mixes old favorites with new experiences. Indian Hill Historical Society President Barb Hauck said the group once again put together a slate of events to cater to a wide variety of residents. “We have a really nice, varied schedule this year,” she said. The Historical Society kicks off its new season of events in September with “Memories of the Camargo Hunt,” which will detail the tradition, history and social activities of the hunt, which started in 1925. Hauck said the event will likely include a tailgating experience, which is a staple of the annual Camargo Hunter Trials. In October, the Historical Society will offer a program for those who enjoy history as much as beer. “Cincinnati’s Golden Age of Brewing” will detail the city’s rich brewing history and its German heritage. Hauck said November’s “Art of Restoration” program will have participants traveling to Old World Restoration in Fairfax to see experts working on antiques and paintings. History and delicious food mix when the Historical Society presents “Love of Cuisine: The History of the Maisonette” in February. Hauck said the program


Lindsay McLean, of the Indian Hill Historical Society, reads with a group of fourthgraders from Indian Hill Elementary School, during a previous Pioneer Days field trip to the Little Red Schoolhouse. The Indian Hill Historical Society hosts the schoolhouse experience each year.


Santa Claus arrives via horse-drawn carriage to greet the children at the Village Christmas Party, an annual event hosted by the Indian Hill Historical Society. will take attendees back to 1949 for the start of the historic restaurant through its more than 40 years in the area. Along with the group’s new programs, there are also old favorites returning this upcoming season. The Village Christmas Party is always a popular event, and the one-room schoolhouse experience in January lets local students travel back to 1873 for a day of school.

Rosemary Welsh is chairing the 33rd annual house tour for the Historical Society in May. She said the tour, which regularly features classic estate homes, farms and modern houses, is one of the group’s biggest fundraisers each year. “Everything we do is supported by our fundraisers,” Welsh said. For more about your community, visit


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Cincinnati Country Day students prepare to march in the 85th Country Day Commencement Ceremony. From left are Blythe Gross-Hutton (Connecticut College), Will Fritz (Vanderbilt), and Lilly Fleischmann (Dartmouth) All are of Indian Hill.

The Blackburn family of Indian Hill celebrates the graduation of their Cincinnati Country Day students. Pictured are Katie, Elizabeth, who will attend Dartmouth, Troy, and Caroline.

Graduation day

Will Duncan of Hyde Park is congratulated by his father and Cincinnati Country Day Trustee, R. Foster Duncan after receiving his diploma during the Country Day Commencement Ceremonies. Will is enrolled at Dartmouth this fall.

Cincinnati Country Day School completed its 85th commencement ceremony on Friday, June 3. The 53 graduates received more than $4.2 million in grants and scholarships. Thirty-six percent of the class received National Merit Scholar recognition, more than 40 percent were named AP Scholars, and six students were offered admission to Dartmouth (five students will attend Dartmouth). The class has received numerous academic, athletic, art and extracurricular awards. The McInturf family of Indian Hill, Lynn, Alexandra, who is attending Williams College, and Michael, celebrate Alexandra's graduation from Cincinnati Country Day.

Cincinnati Country Day School Board President Julie Fleischmann looks on as daughter Lilly receives her diploma from Dr. Robert Macrae, Head of School. Lilly will attend Dartmouth in the fall. All are from Indian Hill.

Jack Wildman is welcomed to the stage to receive his diploma by Cincinnati Country Day School Board Chair Julie Fleischmann. Jack will attend Hamilton College in the fall. All are from Indian Hill.

Kathryn Black of Loveland receives her Cincinnati Country Day diploma from Head of School Dr. Robert Macrae of Indian Hill. Kathryn will attend Colgate in the fall.

PHOTOS: THANKS TO RALPH JAVENS. Alexis Victor of Anderson Township celebrates commencement with her brothers Jack and Max. Alexis will attend the University of Georgia in the fall.


SCHOOL NOTES Singing salutations

St. Ursula Academy’s vocal ensemble, SUAVE, won the Overall Choral Award and several other awards at the Music Showcase Festival: Cedar Point Competition in Sandusky, Ohio on May 14. In addition to winning the overall choral award, the SUAVE performers also were awarded the first place trophy in the High School Show Choir Division with the rating of “Superior”. The group also won the Outstanding Section Trophy for Outstanding Group in Its Entirety. SUAVE Members are:

• Sopranos: Katie Berding of Delhi, Stephanie Franer of Delhi, Madi Habel of Hyde Park, Katerina Settle of Hyde Park • Mezzo-sopranos: Jordan Maier of Glendale, Lindsey Mueller Green Twp., Maria Thaman of West Chester • Altos: Caroline Mueller of Green Township, Amanda Naciff-Campos of Colerain Township, Hannah Zink of Hyde Park SUAVE was accompanied in the competition by Jill Jacobs on the electric bass guitar and Madi Todd on the drums. Dee Anne Bryll is SUAVE’s choreographer. The St. Ursula Academy Vocal

Ensemble has a tradition of excellence and has won many performance awards over the years under the direction of the Music Department Chair Kathy Backherms.

National scholarships

Cincinnati Country Day students Alyssa Breneman and Kevin McSwiggen, and Indian Hill High School students Catherine Daun and Danielle Zucker each recently received a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship. Breneman plans to study medicine, and McSwiggen plans to study

The Pomeranz Family celebrates 25 years at Country Day with the graduation of Cody. Cody will attend Yale in the fall. In front, from left, are Penny, Cody, and Dr. Stephen Pomeranz. In middle are Christy and Kellen. In back are Corbin, Taylor and Jory. All are from Indian Hill.

computer science in college. Daun plans to study classics. All finalists competed for these awards. To select scholarship winners, a committee of educators appraised a substantial amount of information submitted by both the finalists and their high schools: the academic record, including difficulty level of subjects studied and grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the Finalist; and the recommendation written by a high school official.


Andrea K. King, daughter of Kenneth and Karen King, of Cincinnati,

and a 2007 graduate of Indian Hill High School, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Bucknell University, May 22.

HONOR ROLLS St. Ursula Villa

The following students have earned honors for the third trimester of 2010-2011.

Sixth grade

Second Honors – Lilly Jurgensen and

Alec Schumacher.

Seventh grade

First Honors – Jake Fry, Jordan Fry and Cortney Rielly. Second Honors – Kaitlyn Gray and John Nawalaniec.



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Heinbach leads Indian Hill runners By Scott Springer

There’s confidence in the air off Drake Road in Indian Hill when it comes to girls cross country. Returning the league athlete of the year with a lot of depth behind her gives coach Susan Savage a great deal of optimism. “We’ve got a lot returning,” Savage said. Elizabeth Heinbach is Indian Hill High School’s most notable returnee. She was fifth at the state meet last season, along with finishing second in the 3,200 meters in early June at the state track meet. When Heinbach isn’t using her feet to quickly cover considerable distance on the ground, she uses them in the water as state qualifying swimmer (Cincinnati Hills League athlete of the year in that sport also). Savage had concerns over Heinbach “getting her track legs” last spring but has no hesitation with her in this upcoming cross country season. “She does swim in the summer but cross country doesn’t seem to be as tough on her body as track,” Savage said. “Actually she just went on a bike trip with her sister and aunt. She does a lot of cross training.” Heinbach’s best league time was 18:59 a year ago, which she trimmed to a personal best 18:15 at the state meet. “If she stays healthy, I expect her to qualify for the state meet again,” Savage said. “The goal this year is to get the whole girls team to qualify for the state meet. The last four or five years the girls have qualified for regionals and they’d like to get to state.” Senior Adrian Horton was also a first-team selection a year ago with a time of 21:06, while junior Laura Martz made second team with a 21:05 best clocking. A key element to the Lady Braves success could come from sophomore Elena Horton who ran the team’s second-best time of 20:46 a year ago. “She had mono mid-season, so we lost her for some critical meets, but were able to get her back for the regional meets,” Savage said of the younger Horton. Savage also expects contributions from junior Blair Powers and sophomore Annabel Reick. With


Elizabeth Heinbach returns for her senior season as the Cincinnati Hills League runner of the year from last fall when she finished fifth in the state cross country meet. Heinbach also took second this spring in the state 3,200 meters in track.


Longtime Indian Hill cross country and track coach Susan Savage hopes to return the Lady Braves to top of the league like they were two years ago. Last year, Indian Hill finished second to Wyoming. Savage returns seniors Elizabeth Heinbach and Adrian Horton, plus junior Laura Martz.

Other area teams CHCA

CHCA head coach Matt Troutwine and the boys and girls cross country teams open the season with the Fairfield Invitational, Aug. 27. With numerous teams expected to turnout, the squad should also be tested at the Mason Invitational, Sept. 10. This season’s Miami Valley Conference Championships will be Oct. 11.

Indian Hill boys

Mount Notre Dame

The Cougars are coached by Aaron Gagny. Their best returning GGCL runners are Ellie Diemer (21:02), Kendra Adams (21:22), and Mackenzie Carroll (21:44). All will be seniors. Junior Sydney Crowley and sophomores Leah Callahan, Kathrine Holly and Kristi Duncan also figure to be in the mix for MND.

Ursuline Academy

Coach Amy Sanders and the Ursuline Lions begin the season with the Moeller Invitational at Kings Island Golf Course, Aug. 26, followed by the Lebanon Warrior Invitational, Sept. 3.

a long line of talent to rely on, this has the makings of one of her best teams ever. “You can’t compare one team to another I don’t think,” Savage said. “I think they’re talented and hard-working, we’ll have to see how it plays out.” Staring ahead of Indian Hill in the CHL is the team they finished runner-up to, Wyoming. “Probably,” Savage said. “I don’t think he (Wyoming coach Travis Glendenning) gets as many girls out as I do, but he’s able to piece together some talent. We’ll see. They have the senior (Emily) Stites back.”


Indian Hill’s Adrian Horton hits the finish line in the district meet last season. Horton made the Cincinnati Hills League first team along with teammate Elizabeth Heinbach in 2010.

Susan Savage’s Braves runners didn’t crack CHL honors last year, but she does have some experience returning in sophomores Joe Majchszak and Josh Leibel and junior Austin Hughes. Majchszak had the team’s best time at 19:02, but may be behind a returning Brave this fall. “Mason McClay’s probably our top runner,” Savage said. “He’s back with a new attitude and working hard. He had a real nice track season and was part of our 800-meter relay team.” The junior was a district qualifier in the 400 meters during spring track season. In terms of guys’ competition, the top teams are a little more jumbled compared to the dominance the Wyoming and Indian Hill girls have had. “Mariemont’s been strong, Finneytown and Wyoming,” Savage said. “With the boys I think it’s a little more competitive in terms that you never know who’s going to be better.” Savage’s Indian Hill boys and girls open up Aug. 22 with the Sycamore Sunset Meet. For more sports coverage, visit, or Scott on Twitter at @cpscottspringer.

Senior boys lead the way for CCD By Nick Dudukovich

INDIAN HILL - The Cincinnati Country Day School cross country team enters the 2011 season a bit reversed from a season ago. At this time last year, the boys squad was hurting from the loss of injured junior Kyle Kistinger, while the Lady Indians were boosted by standout and eventual state qualifier, Alanah Hall. With Kistinger healthy and Hall graduated, it’s the boys team that appears poised to make waves in the Miami Valley Conference this season, while a girls team composed of younger runners works to gain experience. Head coach Merle Black, who is entering his 23rd year coaching the school’s cross country program, is excited about Kistinger’s potential, especially after the incoming senior placed seventh in the mile at last spring’s state track and field championships.

“ H e ’ s going to be a strong runner. He had a good summer of training and his aspirations Kyle Kistinger are to get to state and do very well there,” Black said. "He’s going to be one of the stronger runners in Cincinnati this coming fall.” Kistinger, an Indian Hill resident, will be joined by returning lettermen Michael Morgan of Indian Hill, Jonas Luebbers of Indian Hill and Dominec DiFrancesco of Madeira. The seniors will serve as a steady core for the Indians, but Black admits that the team doesn’t have a whole lot depth outside its four multi-year letter winners. “We have a core group of boys who will do quite well,” Black said. “After that, we don’t have a lot coming up from the middle school.” The girls team will fea-

It’s the boys team that appears poised to make waves in the Miami Valley Conference this season, while a girls team composed of younger runners works to gain experience. ture freshman Kira Huhes of Madeira. Black said he’s been impressed with how Huhes has run informally. “She looks like she has the potential to be (a good) runner,” Black said. “She loves to run, and I think she’s going to be a very competitive runner in the league her very first year.” Sophomores Madison Komnick and Sofia DiFrancesco round out the girls squad, with small numbers from the freshman class turning out for the 2011 season. While the 2011 season will be learning experience for the girls team, as well for many younger boys runners, Black just hopes the

team learns to enjoy running as a life sport. “My philosophy on running is that what’s most important is to get out there and get in shape and learn to enjoy it,” he said. “I’m just happy to get out with a bunch of kids and run and be competitive, but to make sure we are cultivating cross country and running as a life sport.” The Indians open the season with the Fairfield invitational at Harbin Park, Aug. 27, followed by the Cincinnati Country Day Invitational, Sept. 7. For more coverage, visit Preps, presspreps or follow Nick on Twitter at @PressPrepsNick.


Race for a good cause

Winners of the 15-18 male division of the 2011 Jenny Evans Road Race July 30 were, from second left, Hunter Proscla (first place), La Salle graduate Ethan Bokeno (second place) and Moeller graduate Pat McCarty (third place). Jan Evans, Jenny’s mother, is behind Hunter. The event honors Evans, a former cross country runner at Fairfield High School who was attending Wilmington College when she died in a car crash in December 1998. The race raises money for scholarships awarded annually to a girl and a boy cross country runner.

Sports & recreation

Crusaders cross country to dash near dusk By Scott Springer

Typically, cross country teams practice in the early morning hours during the summer months or conduct runs in the evening. The ambitious are known to put miles in at both ends of the day. Logically, it’s more comfortable to pound the pavement before the sun rises or as it’s setting. Based on that, Moeller High School, the Golf Center at Kings Island and Warren County got together to begin the cross country season with the Moeller Primetime Invitational Aug. 26 on the Bruin golf course originally designed by Jack Nicklaus. The event will be held on a Friday night under lighting. “This is something new for us this year,” Moeller coach Dave Prenger said. “We’ve been hosting a meet to open the season the last few years. The opportunity to run at the Golf Center at Kings Island came about in early January. Everything kind of fell

together.” Running the “Nick” (Nicklausdesigned course) at night is beneficial for all parties involved. “The concept to go at night kind of came up economically,” Prenger said. “In the morning, there would be greens fees lost. They endorsed the idea to go at night. It’s not always that you get an opportunity to run at night in our sport. We kind of hyped it up to be a ‘prime time’ event, if you will.” Leading the Crusaders through the greens and fairways will be seniors Matt Ernstes, Jake Haigis and junior Zach Hoffman. All are returning starters. Prenger also looks for key times from juniors Jimmy Clark, Kyle Kaiser and Andrew Mendel, as well as senior Grant Lytle. In his third year coaching the Moeller harriers, Prenger has the Greater Catholic League pretty well sized up. “The GCL South is extremely competitive in terms of cross country,” Prenger said. “I’d have to give the edge to Saint

Xavier. They have a terrific program over there and a lot of depth, Especially, sophomore Michael Hall. He’s probably the one to be on the lookout for. Hopefully this is the year that we can get in there and mix it up with them and shake it up some in the GCL.” After the Moeller Primetime Invitational Aug. 26, the Crusaders don’t compete in the area until October when they have the Father Rudy run against Elder and the GCL meet on successive weekends (Oct. 8 and 15). The schedule in between consists of of the Treaty City Invitational in Greenville (Sept.3), the Tiffin Carnival Invitational in Tiffin (Sept. 10), the Alliance Invitational in Clayton (Sept.17). The Midwest Catholic Cross Country Championship in Kettering (Sept. 24), and the Pickerington North Panther Invitational (Oct. 1). For more sports coverage, visit /presspreps, presspreps or Scott on Twitter at @cpscottspringer.

St. Xavier golf team reloads By Ben Walpole

Consider that the St. Xavier High School golf team's five-man lineup in last year's state tournament featured four seniors and you would think the Bombers might be hurting for talent this season. But you would be wrong. St. X had four varsity teams last season, featuring a total of 29 golfers, so head coach Alex Kepley has plenty of returning players with a various levels of varsity experience. The difficulty each year isn't finding enough quality;

it's determining which six players should comprise the lineup by the end of the season. "We have a wealth of talent with both the rising seniors and the juniors, and even some sophomores," Kepley said. "It'll be interesting to see how it all shakes out." There are some known quantities, though. Senior Lee House is the one returnee who played in the 2010 state tourney. He was a first team, All-Greater Catholic League South selection last year and spent the summer playing in high-level tournaments

around the country. Junior Joey Arcuri, second team all-league as a sophomore, and senior Jay Brockhoff also have lots of varsity experience to go with impressive summer tournament resumes. They'll be the team leaders, especially early in the season as the lineup's fresh faces adjust to new roles. "I'm expecting them to say, 'Hey, it's OK. We've been there before. We'll get you through this,'" Kepley said. The GCL South is always tough, but this year might be even more balanced than most, with Elder and La

Salle boasting talented rosters on par with traditional favorites Moeller and St. X. All four teams have seen their golfers excel during the offseason. Kepley likes his team's potential depth but said his young players will have to adapt quickly to high-level varsity play. "They definitely have the talent, and they've played in a ton of tournaments this summer," Kepley said. "I need them to now transition what they've done this summer into the high school season." For more coverage, visit presspreps

Pack’s tennis pack begins at the park By Scott Springer

This past school year, Jau'na Robinson played singles for the Walnut Hills High School's girls tennis team. In spring, Kaz St. John-Fausz was the top threat for the Walnut Hills boys. Both are products of the Inner City Tennis project that's celebrating its 25th anniversary at Losantiville Triangle Park off Reading Road. The park connects East Walnut Hills, Avondale, Mount Auburn, Corryville and Over-the-Rhine. The ICTP was founded by Tony Pack and Rachel Fair, both professional instructors with the Professional Tennis Registry. “It’s an outgrowth of the City of Cincinnati recreation department,” Pack said. “Myself and my partner, Rachel Fair, are retirees from the city. We worked with this program both in our professional capacity and as an avocation." The program introduces tennis to those who might not otherwise find it. “We’re out here everyday from 7:30 in the morning until 5:30 in the afternoon providing some tennis

for the kids,” Pack said. tenberg tennis coach Justin “We started on the June 13, Stuckey, who played in coland we’ll be here until Aug. lege and at Moeller High 12. We have a day camp School. “He’s giving back to the program for those that need custodial care. For kids that community.” Pack said. There have been plenty want free tennis lessons, we offer two sessions, from 10 of others, including Isaac to 12 in the morning, and Yarrell (Princeton High then starting again at one in School Division I state finalthe afternoon, Monday ist, Florida A&M co -capthrough Friday. There’s no tain), Evan Kline-Riffle (DI semi-finalist at Walnut cost for the tennis.” Hills/UC), Greg W h i l e The ICTP was founded Pipkens (Walsome days can get by Tony Pack and Rachel nut Hills DI finalist/Southh u m i d , Fair, both professional ern UniversiLosantiville ty), Jason Tr i a n g l e instructors with the Stuckey (WalPark proProfessional Tennis nut Hills), vides ample Registry. Jonathan shade and Khoury (DI Pack's group champion-Walnut takes all of the proper pre- state Hills/Dayton), Marcus Patcautions. “The kids get acclimated ton (Walnut Hills state State), to being outside,” Pack said. finalist/Alabama “We make sure the kids Brandon Smith (DII state have plenty of water and finalist, Seven Hills/ Rollins plenty of rests periods and College-DII ATA National they don’t complain at all. Champion) and Justin Sakai We hear more from grand- (DII finalist-Seven Hills/ ma and grandpa when they Ohio Wesleyan). “We’ve had kids from have to walk from the car to get them than we do from about every high school the kids that have been out that has a tennis team in Cincinnati,” Pack said. here all day.” Among the program's “We've had USTA junior graduates are the president champions in this program, of the board of directors, we’ve had ATA champions Amber Pipkens who played in this program, we’ve had at Florida A&M, and Wit- state high school champions

and now we’re getting some of their kids who are back. Isaac Yarrell, who finished second in Division I in the state for Princeton, his son and daughter are now a part of this program.” The same instruction and pedigree in a suburban setting would be cost-prohibitive for many that attend. The talent the ICTP has brought to the local scene can't be debated. “It isn’t that they don’t like the game, it’s just that they don’t have the people that know all the nuances to teach them the correct way to play,” Pack said. The end result is not about tennis. Tennis is merely the avenue to the right path. “We have kids who are scholars, we have kids who are athletes, but most importantly, we have kids who are going to be good, solid citizens," Pack said. As Tony Pack ambles back to his chair and adjusts his knee braces, he assumes his spot in the shade awaiting his next state champion. “’Til the legs won’t hold up and the eyes can’t see,” Pack said. For a video of Tony Pack and the Inner City Tennis Project, visit our blog at blogs/presspreps.

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SIDELINES Baseball tryouts

A new baseball team, the 11U RiverDawgs, is being formed with a passionate, experienced, professional non-parent coaching staff. The team will be led by Jeff Gatch, a seasoned coach and veteran teacher. A former Division I player, Gatch was drafted in the 35th round in the 1998 draft by the Baltimore Orioles; Bill Doran Sr. one of the most well respected and positive coaches in the game with 50-plus years of experience; Tim Stidham a coach with 25 years of youth baseball experience, a founding member of the Flames organization, a volunteer asssistant Lakota West High School coach and a former board member of SWOL; and Mike Stidham a member of the Lakota West State Championship team. He is in his senior year at UC Clermont. The goal of the team is to develop outstanding all around baseball players. The emphasis will be on skill development, increasing field playing knowledge and having fun. The team will play a 40- to 50game schedule with one or two out of town tournaments. The rest of the games will be played locally. Tryouts are at Lakota West High School on the following dates: • 1-3 p.m., Aug. 13. • 3-5 p.m., Aug. 14. Players are encouraged to attend more than one tryout (although it is not required). Private tryouts are available; please call to schedule. Contact or Chris Larger at 515-7144. • The Cincy Chargers 15U will have tryouts for the 2012 season at Clete McDaniel Sports Complex (formerly Solzman) Field No. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 13, and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. The Chargers, whose home field is the Robert Schuler Sports Complex in Sycamore Township, look forward to building on the success of the 2011 season in which the team went 17-7 including winning the American Silver Central title. All those interested in attending any of the tryouts should contact coach Geoff Blankenship at 2371851 or by email at • The Cincinnati Baseball Club is having tryouts from 15U, 16U, 17U and 18U teams on the following dates at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy High School: • 15U-16U - 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13. • 17U-18U - 4-6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13. • 15U-18U - Sunday, Aug. 14. Contact CBC at, or

• The Triple Crown Baseball Organization is having tryouts from 10 a.m. to noon, Aug. 13, at Tealtown Ball Park, 4762 Tealtown Road, Milford. The 16U tryouts will be at the Milford High School varsity field. The 13U to 15U tryouts will be on Fields No. 1 and No. 4. The 10U and 12U tryouts will be on Fields No. 6 and No. 9. There is currently not a team at the 9U level. The coaches of this select baseball organization focus on player development across all levels of select baseball. The organization has nine select teams playing at various levels in the Southwest Ohio League. Anyone interested in coaching at the 9U level, contact John Ticherich at 604-9349. The teams play in the AABC Southwest Ohio League. Coaching philosophies include a focus on fundamentals, challenging players, practicing and playing hard, teamwork and learning the game while having fun. Practice and game schedule will be determined by the head coach. The team head coach will make the final decision on roster size. Players should commit themselves to focus and hard work during practices and games.

Soccer tryouts

The Beechmont Soccer Club and U14 boys team is looking for players for the fall. It’s not too late. Contact Coach David Galus at 543-7144 for more information about the team and this opportunity.

Softball tryouts

Cincy Slammers Fastpitch, based in the Loveland and Goshen, area, will conduct tryouts for its 2011-2012 girls select fastpitch teams. The tryout dates for the 10U and 12U teams are: • 6:30-9 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16. The tryout dates for the 14U and 16U teams are: • 6:30-9 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17. All tryouts will be at the Goshen High School baseball and softball fields which are located behind Goshen Middle School, 6694 Goshen Road, Goshen, near the high school football field. Players should bring their equipment with them. Pitchers and catchers should plan on staying at tryouts a bit longer. Please pre-register for tryouts at Contact Michelle Ripperger at 254-8411 or or Kevin Hartzler at 780-6370 or



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Do you support a federal balanced budget amendment? Why or why not? “I support a balanced budget amendment because congresses and presidents of both parties have proven over many decades that we badly need one. Our annual deficits keep getting worse and our debt is piling up to such an extent that our children and grandchildren will be paying it off for a long time to come. Those current politicians who claim we don't need such an amendment are being very disingenuous, since they have created the greatest unbalanced budgets in the history of our nation. If we want to finally control government spending and return to a smaller government, we need to put a limit on the government's credit card.” T.H. “I think our D.C. politicians need to wake up and smell reality. If that can be done without a constitutional amendment I would prefer that approach. “It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that a person, or an entity is being foolish if it doesn't manage its finances so that the expenses do not exceed the income. I realize that the federal government's spending is far more complicated than an average family, but the principal still applies. Do not spend what you do not have. And don't threaten to take away benefits like Social Security from seniors as a way to frighten them into supporting continued deficits. Make intelligent, fair decisions about what to cut, and for Pete's sake, don't always come down on the "rich"; the rich didn't cause the problem – politicians did. (Of course, most politicians at the federal level are rich anyway, so ... ) Bill B. “I'll answer the question with a question: Would America be in an unprecedented $ 14 trillion budget crisis today if we already had a balanced budget amendment? Obviously our leaders do not know how to handle money and we need a constitutional amendment to protect us from them.” R.V. “Congress is filled with lawyers who are in the 1 percent that Democrats and media hate, yet media and the unions are beholden to them. Since members of Congress are constantly re-elected by the taxpayers who apparently don't understand that they are being ripped off by their rich congressperson

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What excites you about the upcoming pro football season? Every week the Indian Hill Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. (Schmidt/Sherrod/Chabot, et al.), I favor a balanced budget amendment as the only way stay in touch with the 'money.’ “Any media outlet: why haven't you exposed the Congress, their retirement program, their annual pay, free mail and so forth? Why haven't you reported on the problem the Congress is to our country, with their perks, staff, cars, jets? Where is an honest, unconnected reporter to show what Congress makes, how many adulterers or traffic tickets or Wieners there are? BTW...TKS for letting me spew "-).” K.P. “Absolutely! If these guys had to like like the rest of us, there wouldn't be any question about it. It's simple ... don't spend what you don't have, and keep your nose out of everyone else's business.” J.K. “No. It seems like every time an issue comes up that a few people oppose they want to amend the Constitution. Deciding on how much money should be appropriated is up to the House, with the Senate and the president concurring or demurring. If an emergency came up that demanded spending more a way would be found to bypass the amendment one way or the other. Making tough decisions is what elected officials are elected for. By the way (if you have room for this), this country and this state is more than just a sideline for someone to dabble in for a few years. A great councilman, senator or congressman is a treasure. The next election is a sure fire term limiter. So I am against term limits too.” F.N. “Yes. I don't believe a modern politician can be elected without pandering to the electorate by buying votes with other peoples' money. They can't cut spending, because so many people are on the take in America that they can't afford to risk the noisy protests that cuts will provoke. “The media is quick to cover protests of spending cuts but slow to show protests of spending. Forcing Congress's hands with an amendment is the only way congressmen can do what they know is right without being crucified.” P.C.



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Consider the facts about immigration before deciding You may have seen the ads on TV that whine about legal immigration to the U.S. As a legal immigrant, I view them as a troubling throwback to unhappier times here in Cincinnati, when Germans rioted against the Irish or Protestants and Catholics were at each other’s throats. Xenophobia always rears its ugly head when times are hard, but I would urge you to consider the facts before falling for the emotional claptrap. Firstly, allow me to put the “problem” in perspective. Only 3 percent of the world’s population is first-generation immigrants. Think about that. That number includes all the people that move from Africa to Europe, from Europe to Latin America and everyone who moves within continents. It also includes people who move here, which is a small fraction of that 3 percent. In addition, only 10 percent of the world’s population will ever leave their home country. So let’s forget the fear mongering that is put out by certain politicians and extremist groups about the U.S. being inundated by immigrants. It simply is not true. Secondly, let us never forget

the benefits of immigration. People born in foreign countries were behind 52.4 percent of all Silicon Valley firms launched between 1995 Bruce Healey and 2005. In addition, Community nearly one-third Press guest of all U.S. Nobel columnist Laureates are immigrants, including all four in 1999. A study by William Kerr from Harvard concluded that 40 percent of all US patents filed by Intel in the U.S. were done by people of Chinese or Indian origin. Finally, fully one-fourth of the nation’s technology and engineering companies founded between 1995 and 2005 were founded by immigrants, which provided Americans with 450,000 jobs. Oh, but don’t worry. Some of our fellow citizens will have none of that! The young lady in the TV ads will magically obtain a job so she won’t need Daddy’s help with the car payments, if we just shut the door to those pesky foreigners. Yeah, shutting the door on the nation’s largest group of entrepre-

neurs and engineers will be the miracle cure she is looking for, and her bank account will swell as if filled with magic beans as each immigrant is turned away. Yes, the campaign preaches sentimental falsehoods to an audience that it hopes is as benighted as the organization that spawned it. The truth is this: We need more engineers and scientists. We need more people willing to start small businesses and we need more productive citizens paying fair taxes. Trying to curb legal immigration will dry up one of the primary sources of engineers, scientists and technicians on which this country has ALWAYS depended: Immigrants. Sure we have American scientists and engineers – and good ones as well. Just not enough of them. And as for entrepreneurs, it is a fact that immigrants are a prime source for those as well. New York, San Francisco and Miami are some shining examples of this; as was Cincinnati, when, and not by coincidence, immigrants were the lifeblood of this town. Bruce Healey is a resident of Indian Hill.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Indian Hill schools should be commended

I have recently read editorials from individuals who take issue with different funding aspects of the Indian Hill public schools. I want to share with the community my support of our school district. Our family chose the Indian Hill schools for several reasons. Primarily size of the district and quality of the education delivered as evident by widely available metrics. I agree that our schools need to be managed like a business. With that said, I believe that our Board of Education and administration are solid stewards of our taxpayer dollars – perfect, no. Extremely competent, yes. Like any business, opportunities always exist within our district to find ways to improve fiscal efficiency and academic effectiveness. In my business this is known as continuous improvement and

About letters & columns We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics important to you in The Indian Hill Journal. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, the Indian Hill schools have shown that continuous improvement is not a cliché but a core principle in the operation, function and evolution of the district and its mission. As our world evolves and new dynamics are formed and challenges arise true progress is made when people come together and conduct a rational discussion and offer constructive, reasonable and relevant solutions to the challenge before them. While broad statements such as the privatization of our schools make for eye-catching headlines

accuracy and clarity. Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: indianhill@community Fax: 248-1938 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Indian Hill Journal may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. and fodder, they do little to advance the ball down the proverbial court of balance/control of cost and quality in education. While there is always more work to be done, it is important to recognize the success of today while adapting to the changing landscape of tomorrow. Kudos to the Board of Education, administration, staff and teachers of our Indian Hill schools for their effort, energy and superior results. John Paquette Indian Hill

The country is in critical financial condition There is no immediate need to spend our Indian Hill tax dollars for anything other than day-today operating expenses and emergencies. My advice, wait until our national debt issues are successfully addressed. Our debt is headed toward a downgrade, meaning that interest rates will rise. There will be less federal money for states. There will be even less state money for cities and schools. Be patient, there is no big hurry to spend our hard-earned tax dollars. Look at the graphic published by USA Today: http://projects.usa graphic/ In an article by Robert Rubin, former treasury secretary under Bill Clinton, and former co-CEO of

Goldman Sachs, and co-Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, Rubin writes: “The risks of our fiscal position are serious and multiple. And while these risks become more severe over time as our debt position worsens, all of these either have begun to materialize or could do so in the near term, so we should act now. “To be specific about the risks, deficits could crowd out private investment, which could choke off a private investment recovery. Moreover, the capacity for public investment is already diminishing, and could be exacerbated by growing entitlement costs and mounting interest payments ... “Most dangerously, there is a risk of disruption to our bond and

currency markets from the fear of much higher interest rates due to future imbalances or from fear of inflation because of efforts to monetise our debt. The result could be significant deficit premiums on bond market interest rates; seriously impeding private investment and growth or, worse, acute bond market declines that cause an economic crisis. This could also start in the currency markets. “While the likelihood of major market disruptions is greater in the intermediate and longer term, the shorter-term risks are also real. Market psychology can change unexpectedly and dramatically – either on its own or because of some catalyst – when underlying conditions are unsound. Possible

catalysts are a debt ceiling confrontation, currency market problems, and state deficits... “The strong probability is that either we make the hard decisions so vital to our future, or we will be forced at some point to act more harshly and with less time to thoughtfully set priorities. Our long history of political and economic resilience should augur well. But these decisions are extremely difficult, and the question is whether we have the political will to face up to what we must do. ( global-insiders-warned-us-debtcrisis.html) Greg Mankiw, a professor of economics at Harvard University, has a blog http://gregmankiw. blogspot. com/2009/02/ fiscal-

gap.html in which he states: “The longerrun picture is even bleaker. James Baker We estimate a fiscal gap – the Community immediate and Press guest permanent columnist increase in taxes or reduction in spending that would keep the long-term debt/GDP ratio at its current level – about 7-9 percent of GDP, or between $1 trillion and $1.3 trillion per year in current dollars.” The United States is in critical financial condition. We must act now! James Baker is a 34-year resident of Indian Hill.

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Anthony Sartarelli (left), 12, Sycamore Township, and Sam Aaron, 12, Madeira, build a fire during Greenacres’ “survival” summer camp.





Sasha Nagel, 8, Sycamore Township, makes a paper mache mask during Greenacres summer camp.

Mark Griffen, sixth-grade teacher at Reading Middle School, instructs Greenacres’ summer “survival” camp.

Summer learning Local students are still getting an education at Greenacres Foundation. The organization hosts numerous camps throughout the summer, teaching children survival skills, weaving, jewelry making and playing the guitar, among many other topics. While Greenacres’ summer camps are designed to be fun, there is an emphasis on education. Each camp teaches children lessons in science and the environment.


Lenna Coach, 7, Hyde Park, takes part in Greenacres’ “undercover” summer camp, which took a closer look at the living things hiding from plain sight.

Instructor Bernadette Zimmerman teaches Mia Tramontana, 9, Madeira, how to make a necklace during “jewelry making” summer camp.

Instructor Donna Griffen helps campers Zoe Rabkin (left), 12, Sycamore Township, and Karen Folz, 12, Sycamore Township, during “survival” summer camp.

Maura Hull, 12, Madeira, jumps through hoops as part of a “survival” game during Greenacres summer camp series.

Lexy Rile, 13, Symmes Township, walks the plank during a “survival” exercise.


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The Market, 3-7 p.m., Raymond Walters College, 9555 Plainfield Road, More than 15 vendors offer plethora of foods and other goods including certified organic produce, cider, variety of vegetables, homemade pasta, flowers, gluten-free items, cheeses, meats and more. Rain or shine. 745-5685. Blue Ash.


Library Resources for Homeschoolers, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, See how the library’s databases, materials and services can support your homeschool classroom. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4476; Loveland. Lego Fun, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6028; Madeira. Bingo Night, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Bingo for children. Prizes awarded. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4450; Deer Park.


More Brain Power, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road, Discover 12 things you can do to increase your brain power. Free. Presented by TriHealth Seniority. 257-1330; Montgomery. F R I D A Y, A U G . 1 2


2011-2012 Season, 6-9 p.m., The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Offices, 5020 Oaklawn Drive, Dance callback for all shows. Ages 917 and adults. Prepare monologue of 90 seconds or less in comedic and child-friendly in tone. Prepare memorized song that shows vocal range-bring piano sheet music. Accompanist provided. Bring 8”x10” head shot and performance resume. Dress to dance. Bring schedule conflicts. Detailed descriptions and appointment forms at website. Productions: “The Wizard of Oz” Oct. 14-23, “Holiday Follies” Dec. 2-11, “Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr.” Feb. 10-18, and “Rapunzel!” March 23-31. Registration required. Presented by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. Through Aug. 14. 5698080, ext. 21; Oakley.


Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Music by Kevin Fox, acoustic rock. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township.


Wine Bar Tasting, 4-7 p.m., The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road, Friday tastings with John, the wine-bar-keep. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery.


Blue Ash Concerts on the Square, 8 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Boo Radley will perform ‘90s music and beyond. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8550; Blue Ash.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Fish from the bank, dock, by rental boat or bring your own. Four horsepower or less electric and gas motors permitted. Light visible 360 degrees required on boats after dark. All ages. $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township. Flying Trapeze Lessons, 5-6:30 p.m., Cincinnati Circus Company Flying Trapeze Summer Location, 126 W. Loveland Ave., New class progression designed to take students all the way up to professional level of training. Intro level students work on basics of flying trapeze and advanced students start working on catches. Family friendly. $45. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Circus Company. 921-5454. Loveland. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 1 3


2011-2012 Season, 10 a.m.-noon (Callback for “The Wizard of Oz”) and noon-2 p.m. (Callback for “Disney’s My Son Pinocchio JR.”), The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Offices, Registration required. 569-8080, ext. 21; Oakley.


Montgomery Farmers Market, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Montgomery Elementary School, 9609 Montgomery Road, More than 20 vendors, including seven local growers, fresh European-style bread, locally-roasted coffee, local baked goods, homemade premium granola, pastured meat and chicken and pork, artisan gelato, artisan cheese, local herbs, honey, maple syrup and more. Includes weekly musical acts, cooking demonstrations and community events. 659-3465; Montgomery.


Ice Cream Social, 3 p.m., Bethel Murdoch Presbyterian Church, 9602 Murdoch Goshen Road, Outdoor arts and crafts show and raffle. Includes homemade ice cream in eight flavors made in 5-gallon, old-fashioned Amish-built churns. Also, barbecue sandwiches with “fixins,” homemade pie and cake. 583-9676; Loveland.


Diamond Jim Dews Band, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, No cover. 697-9705; Loveland.


All-Night Fishing, 8 p.m., Lake Isabella, $16 for 24-hour permit, $9.75 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; rowboat rental $11.27 for 12 hours, $9.39 six hours; vehicle permit required. 791-1663; Symmes Township.

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Flying Trapeze Lessons, 2-3:30 p.m. and 45:30 p.m., Cincinnati Circus Company Flying Trapeze Summer Location, $45. Registration required. 921-5454. Loveland.


Second Saturday, 6-10 p.m., Loveland Art Studios on Main, 529 Main Ave., “Legend of the Loveland Frogmen,” winner of the “Best Entertainment Video” Blue Chip Cable Access Awards, shown 8 and 9:30 p.m. Meet artists and shop for art, photography, hand-crafted jewelry, fiber arts, wood crafts, pottery and more. Free. 683-7500; Loveland.


Garden Volunteers Needed, 6:30-11:30 a.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Working in vegetable/flower gardens, on nature trail and in orchard. Reservations required. 3242873; Loveland. S U N D A Y, A U G . 1 4

AUDITIONS 2011-2012 Season, 2-4 p.m. (Callback for “Holiday Follies 2011”) and 4-6 p.m. (Callback for “Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale”), The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Offices, Registration required. 5698080, ext. 21; Oakley. Groucho: A Life in Revue, 1 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Auditions will consist of readings of selected scenes from the script. Vocal experience is a plus for all roles. Free. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. 232-4819. Columbia Township. MUSEUMS

John Kuhnell Silverton Train Station Museum, 2-5 p.m., John Kuhnell Silverton Train Station Museum, 7054 Montgomery Road, Houses historic photographs and artifacts from the Silverton’s past, including the Olympic uniform of Barry Larkin, a retired Reds player and Silverton native son. “History of the City of Silverton: Late 1700s to 2006” book by James R. Replogle Jr. available for sale. Cost, $15. Free. 936-6233. Silverton.


Flying Trapeze Lessons, 2-3:30 p.m. and 45:30 p.m., Cincinnati Circus Company Flying Trapeze Summer Location, $45. Registration required. 921-5454. Loveland. M O N D A Y, A U G . 1 5


Groucho: A Life in Revue, 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, Free. 232-4819. Columbia Township.


Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, Free. 946-7766; Blue Ash.


Acoustic Open Mic, 7-10 p.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road,791-2753. Symmes Township.


The Public Library’s digital bookmobile will be at the Loveland Branch Libray from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 18, 649 LovelandMadeira Road. At this free event, readers of all ages will learn how to download eBooks and e-audiobooks from the library through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos. Everyone touring the bookmobile will receive a set of ear buds and an entry form for a chance to win a Nook e-reader. A gadget gallery, featuring an iPod touch, Android tablet, Nook, Sony Reader, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and more, will help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the library’s download service. Pictured, kids check out devices in the bookmobile.


Dance Camp with Tippi Toes Inc., 9:3010:30 a.m. (Ballet, tap and jazz) and 10:3011:30 a.m. (Hip-hop), TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, TriHealth Pavilion. Daily through Aug. 19. For families with children ages 3-12. $80. Reservations required. 985-6747; Montgomery.


Turner Farm Day Camp, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road, Daily through Aug. 19. Experience life on a working farm and discover the way food connects us to the soil, sun, water and each other. Ages 8-10. $175. Registration required. 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Tennis Camp by Skyhawks, 9 a.m.-noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Daily through Aug. 19. Designed to bring children into game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring, all tailored to age and size. Includes T-shirt. Ages 5-9. $99. Reservations required. 985-6747. Montgomery.


YMCA Camp Creekwood Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive, Daily through Aug. 19. Weekly-themed activities. Scholarship assistance available. Hamilton County Vouchers accepted. Ages 5-12. $175, $135 per week; $45, $30 members pre or post camp. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 791-5000; Blue Ash. T U E S D A Y, A U G . 1 6

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Jump Start Library Skills, 7-8 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 LovelandMadeira Road, For students starting first grade and their parents. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4476; Loveland.


Blue Ash Concert in the Park, 7 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, 4433 Cooper Road, Music by the Klaberheads. Concessions available. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8550; Blue Ash.


Open Sand Volleyball, 2-4 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Adults. $15, free for members. 9856722. Montgomery.


Overeaters Anonymous, Noon, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, Room 101. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Kenwood. Overeaters Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Room 16A. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Montgomery.

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CIVIC Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, Free. 946-7766; Blue Ash. FARMERS MARKET

Farmers Market, 1-5:30 p.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Fresh produce from Wilfert Farms. Sycamore Senior Center members receive discount on purchases. 686-1010; Blue Ash.


Cholesterol, Glucose and Free Blood Pressure Screenings, 7:30-9 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Pavilion atrium. $19 for cholesterol and glucose. 985-6732; Montgomery. Natural Strategies to Prevent and Treat Arthritis, 12:30-1:30 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Esly Caldwell III, Integrative Health and Medicine acupuncturist, speaks on dietary and lifestyle changes and therapeutic modalities that can benefit those suffering from arthritis pain. Free. Reservations required. 985-0900. Montgomery.


Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Aspiring comics, amateurs and professionals take the stage. Ages 18 and up. $5. 984-9288; Montgomery.

EDUCATION Parent Event, 7-8 p.m., Brain Balance Achievement Center of Cincinnati, 12084 Montgomery Road, Learn philosophy behind program and hear about results. Tours and question-and-answer sessions. Includes free copy of “Disconnected Kids” by Dr. Robert Melillo. Free. 257-0705; Symmes Township. FARMERS MARKET

Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road, Valet Parking Lot along Montgomery Road. Fresh tomatoes, corn, apples, mums, pumpkins and more. Seeking vendors. 745-9100; email; Kenwood. Loveland Farmers’ Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second Streets, parking lot, corner of E. Broadway and Second streets. Socially and environmentally responsible produce, meat and market items grown or made within 100 miles from Loveland. Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market.; Loveland.


arts innovation movement: aim cincinnati’s season finale Gala of International Dance Stars will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Aronoff Center. It features 29 dancers from 12 companies around the world, with four world premieres and a diversity of cast, music and dance styles. A pre-show gala is at 7 p.m. with dinner by the bite of international cuisine, a cash bar and live jazz. Tickets are $26-$62. Call 513-621-2787 or visit or The production supports local and regional programming of arts innovation movement: aim cincinnati. Pictured are Epiphany Davis and Amber Hill, of Creative Outlet Dance Theatre.

Meditation for Everyone, 7:15-8:30 p.m., Lawrence Edwards, Ph.D., BCN - Optimal Mind, 9380 Main St., Suite 4, Meditation instruction and ongoing practice support provided by Dr. Lawrence Edwards. Benefits Anam Cara Foundation. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Anam Cara Foundation. 439-9668; Montgomery.


Janet Jackson comes to the PNC Pavilion at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. She will perform music from her CD “Number Ones.” Tickets are $59.50, $75, $99.50 and $150, plus fees. Call 800-745-3000 or visit

Community | Life

August 11, 2011

Indian Hill Journal


Fresh or not, pears are tasty in romaine poppy salad My good intentions to make cashew pear salad with poppy seed dressing using pears from our tree will never come to pass. Why? The squirrels decided to pull every pear from our tree. I can just imagine how it Rita ithappened: had to be Heikenfeld at night or Rita’s kitchen very early morning when the pear heist began, since I was out near the pear tree right before dusk admiring all those beautiful, almost ripe, pears. I was thinking about the jars of pear butter, canned pears and chutneys I was planning to make, along with the pear salad. This morning I went out to pick some mint for my lemon mint spa water (check out my blog at, Cooking with Rita, for the recipe) and passed by the tree. I was dumfounded when I looked up. Really. Not a pear remained. And it wasn’t the deer, since they usually tug on the branches and leave a bit of a mess as they chew. To make matters worse, they cleaned the ground around the tree, so not even a piece of pear was left. It’s not that the squirrels need those pears. There are plenty of oak

and nut trees on our property. But you know me, I’m not one to give up so easily. So I’ll buy pears at Kroger to make this nice salad. But I still can’t pass the tree without frowning …

Bake about 20 minutes or until puffed and golden. Serves 6.

Tips from readers

Cashew pear salad with romaine and poppy seed dressing

Toss together: 1 large bunch romaine, cut up, or equivalent mixed greens 1 cup shredded Swiss 1 cup salted cashews 2 pears, sliced thin 1 ⁄2 cup dried cherries or cranberries Poppy seed dressing: Mix together: 2 ⁄3 cup olive oil 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 1 ⁄3 cup lemon juice Poppy seeds: go to taste and start with a couple of teaspoons 1 tablespoon minced red onion 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Salt to taste Serves 6-8.


Rita shares tips for finding the freshest corn. Here she is with the Silver Queen corn in her garden. regular or light (start out with 1⁄2 cup; if too thick to spread, add a bit more as needed) Tomatoes, thickly sliced, enough to make a layer 1 bunch green onions, sliced thin, both white and green parts Generous handful of fresh basil, chopped, about 1 ⁄3 cup or so, or 2 scant teaspoons dry Sprinkling of shredded parmesan or romano for top Preheat oven to 400. Prick crust and prebake 10 minutes. Dust bottom with flour. Mix cheese, salt and pepper and mayo. Spread thin layer over crust. Lay tomato slices on top. Spread rest of cheese mixture over tomatoes. Sprinkle with green onions and basil.

Fresh tomato mozzarella tart

Homegrown tomatoes are available and just the best for this recipe. Some folks like to squeeze out part of the juice and seeds of the tomatoes. 1 pie crust 1 tablespoon flour 8 oz mozzarella, Monterey Jack or combo of both Salt and pepper to taste 1 ⁄2 to 3⁄4 cup mayonnaise,

Smooth top, pushing onions and basil into cheese mixture. Sprinkle with parmesan.

Mango cutter/seeder great for peaches, too. Kay Hitzler, nurse extraordinaire at Good Sam during the day and my sous chef extraordinaire for evening classes at Jungle Jim’s, shared this timely tip. We made a lavender peach claufouti (custard) and the peaches were not free stones. Kay took the mango cutter/seeder and pushed it through the peach. Voilà – it cut cleanly through the peach and removed the seed, too, with hardly any waste. She thought it would be good for plums, too. Thanks, Kay!

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

Selecting sweet corn. We grow Silver Queen corn and it’s always so sweet and picked at the time of perfect ripeness. But if you’re buying corn, here’s what to look for: fresh green, tightly closed husks with dark brown, dry, but not brittle, silk. The stem should be moist but not chalky, yellow or discolored. Ears should have plum, tender, small kernels in tight rows up to the tip. A fresh kernel will spurt “milk” if punctured. Make corn sweeter. Add a squirt of honey to the water before boiling corn. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.


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Indian Hill Church Art Show set for Nov. 11-12 The 10th annual Indian Hill Church Art Show will once again feature the excellent talent of this region with artists offering paintings in oils, acrylics, pastels, water colors and other materials. Masterpieces in photography, glass, enamel and ceramics, woodworking, note cards, fiber art and jewelry will also be for sale. This show is one of the most popular fundraisers, contributing more than $20,000 to the church’s community outreach programs. The Art Show will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Indian Hill Church, 6000 Drake Road. The Indian Hill Church Art Show is open to the public and a $5 admittance donation for adults will be requested on Friday night. Saturday is free. Donations and sales are via credit cards, checks, or cash. The Art Show will also be accompanied by a Bidding for Good online auction, following its successful introduction last year. Instead of donating items to a silent auction as in the past, individuals, businesses, artists, and groups are donating items to be auctioned on the online site, indianhillchurch. The actual site will be available for viewing at 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, and closing at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14.

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Community | Life

August 11, 2011

Pickle some peppers on ‘Can It Forward’ day

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Once again, The Indian Hill Church is organizing a memorable evening of fun, friendship and camaraderie for Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12. Local artists will gather to exhibit their art and donate a percentage of the evening’s sales to church programs benefiting the less fortunate. In addition to the wonderful paintings and photographs for sale, there will be an array of other great art for holiday gift giving, including jewelry, textiles and ceramics. from left: front, Jean Forsythe, Jane Bennett and Cindy Neumann; back, Amy Meyer, Kitsa Rhoad, Laurel Edwards, Susie Myers and Chairperson Susan Bierer.



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More and more folks are growing their own food in the ground or in containers. And with the increase of “growing their own,” comes a renewed interest in “canning their own.” Don’t know about you, but I have many great memories seeing my Grandma Wilson canning – even making her own kraut in big kraut crocks. And I can’t forget watching my mom and Aunt Lena as they spent hours canning jars of beans. My mom was the best making her own jams, jellies, apple butters and more. M-m-m-m, my mouth is watering! Anyway, canning is making a comeback, and on Aug. 13, you can join millions of food lovers curious about canning and preserving fresh foods as a part of “National Can-it-Forward Day.” Jarden Home Brands has teamed with Canning Across America, several cooks, gardeners and food lovers committed to the revival of the lost art of “putting up” home grown food, to create this special day. Join the “Canvolution” at www.canningacross or Speaking of my mom, here is her famous Pickled Peppers Recipe. It’s a very easy recipe, and works great with sweet or hot peppers, and green tomatoes as well!


6 cups clear vinegar, 5 percent acidity 2 cups water Up to 2 Ron Wilson c u p s In the garden sugar Bring just to a boil and then lower to a simmer:


Wash and clean peppers. Leave whole with a slit down the center (or poke with a toothpick) to allow brine to flow through, or cut into slices as desired. I like to remove the seeds if I slice them, but this is optional.


Place the peppers in sterilized, hot jars, packing tightly. Pour boiled (now simmering) brine over the packed peppers, covering all the peppers. Add seasonings, such as garlic, bay leaf, herbs, etc. as desired, or leave plain. Seal and let cool away from drafts -store away from heat and light. No need to process these as the 5 percent vinegar keeps bacteria out. That’s all there is to this wonderful pickled pepper recipe. Making your own is so easy and much more crisp and tasty than the store-bought variety. If you like, chill in refrigerator before serving. And remember, you can do all hot peppers, all sweet peppers, sweet peppers with a few hot, as well as tossing in a few green cherry tomatoes, hot or sweet. It’s all up to you! Enjoy! Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. Reach him at columns@

Nell Wilson’s Famous Pickled Hot Peppers Sterilizing jars (count on about 5 pints): Wash jars and lids. Then place in a big pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, boiling for 15 minutes. Keep jars and lids in the hot water until you’re ready to fill them. Now let’s make the brine and prepare the peppers!

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Committee members and Indian Hill residents, from left, Hengameh Nassef, Barbara Hahn and Ronna Willis plan the Black Tie and Pearls gala for Sept. 10. Hyde Park residents, from left,Kent Shaw, Alma Jean Crawford, Joanie Lotts and Peter Hiltz, committee members for the Sept. 10 Black Tie and Pearls gala, plan the event together.

The Black Tie and Pearls committee, Peter Hiltz, Joanie Lotts, Alma Jean Crawford, Hengameh Nassef, Ronna Willis, Barbara Hahn, Kent Shaw, Mary Ellen Cody, Digi Schueler and Erin Lombardi, plan the Sept. 10 Black Tie and Pearls gala to benefit the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

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New ant habitat display opens at Museum Center Cincinnati Museum Center has opened a new ant habitat display in the Museum of Natural History and Science. Hundreds of black carpenter ants (campanotus pennsylvanicus) will live in the habitat. This is the largest species of ant in Ohio and they range throughout most of eastern North America. Carpenter ants nest inside rotten logs, under

the bark of logs, or in rotten wood of live or dead trees. They are often found in houses and can cause extensive damage. Visitors will have the chance to watch the ants work digging tunnels, carrying eggs and larvae and might even get see the queen ant. The new habitat was funded by a grant from the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, a Key-

Bank Trust. The trust’s areas of interests include organizations and activities that protect native species and that promote the humane treatment of animals. Get an All Museums Pass for $12.50 for adults and $8.50 for kids. Members always receive free admission to all three museums. For details, visit or call 513-287-7000.

Prevent falls to live injury-free Many Ohioans believe that accidents just happen, but won’t happen to them. However, most injuries aren’t accidents – they are preventable. The threat of injury lasts throughout your lifetime. Beyond cuts and bruises, injuries such as falls can have devastating effects including broken bones, head injuries, disabilities and can reduce independence and quality of life. Knowing the risks and taking steps to avoid injuries can help keep you and your loved ones injury-free. Making life at home safer can be a great investment in your future. • Increase lighting by adding lamps or wattage to existing lights. • Remove loose rugs and repair damaged flooring. • Place electrical cords against the wall or baseboard. • Replace door knobs with lever handles for easier

access. • Install grab bars in tub/shower areas. • Place non-slip mats or strips on the tub/shower floor. Reduce risk of falls in the workplace to prevent expensive workers’ compensation and medical costs. • Take your time and pay attention to where you are going. • Adjust your stride to a pace that is suitable for the walking surface and the tasks you are completing. • Walk with feet pointed slightly outward. • Make wide turns at corners. • Always use installed light sources that provide sufficient light. • a flashlight if you enter a dark room where there is no light • Ensure things you are carrying or pushing do not prevent you from seeing any obstructions.

Participating in regular physical activity helps improve balance and reduce the risk of falling. Regular physical activity helps improve and prevent the decline of muscle strength, balance and endurance – all risk factors for falling. Simply 30 minutes a day of moderate physical activity on five or more days of the week will make a difference. Walking is an easy and inexpensive way to improve balance, ankle strength and endurance. Talk to your doctor if you are a new exerciser – your doctor will make ensure you exercise safely. For more information on preventing falls including how to make your home safer, physical activity opportunities near you and exercise safety tips, visit the Hamilton County Fall Prevention Task Force at

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The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County was awarded a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Special Grant to expand its successful digitization program. LSTA grants are funded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, an independent federal agency, and are awarded by the State Library of Ohio. The $24,000 grant will help pay for purchase of a Flexscan microform scanner. The remaining $49,850

will come from library gift funds. This equipment will allow the library to expand its digitizing capabilities to include microfilm and microfiche. The library currently owns 105,377 rolls of microfilm and 3,363,649 sheets of microfiche, much of which covers topics on local history and genealogical information such as service records of Ohio soldiers from the Civil War, 19th century maps, and area newspapers from the

1700s. Digitizing these materials will enable customers worldwide to conduct research online using these important collections that otherwise would only be available by physically coming to the Main Library during its open hours and accessing them on a microform reader. Digitized materials will be accessible and searchable from the Library's online catalog and OCLC World Cat, and therefore also through Google.


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Church of the Saviour United Methodist

The Labor Day Walk to benefit the African Well Fund is Sept. 3. Contact the church office for details. New Member Classes are starting with a “Meet the Pastors” at noon, Aug. 21. Call the church for details. Disciple Bible Study groups are forming for the fall. Disciple I, Disciple II, and Christian Believer are being offered. Sign up deadline is Aug. 7. Call the church for details. The church is searching for craftersand vendors to join the Fall Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12. Register at Traditional worship services are 8:20 a.m. and 11 a.m.; contemporary music is 9:40 a.m. every Sunday. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

Connections Christian Church

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

Epiphany United Methodist Church

The church is having The Blessing of the Backpacks on Aug. 13 and 14, at the church, an event the church will continue to do every school year. At each of the three services on Saturday and Sunday, children are invited to bring their backpacks to church for a special back-to-school blessing. Each school year, Epiphany participates in The Loveland Initiative Backpack Drive which helps hundreds of Loveland school children, living in low-income situations, the chance to start the school year off right with good supplies packed in a new backpack. These donated backpacks will also be included in the blessing. Call the church with questions. Wee Three Kings Preschool, a ministry of Epiphany United Methodist Church, has openings for the 1824 month Parent’s Day Out classes. Classes meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Parents may choose one or two days a week. If interested, call Stacy at 683-4256. Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

Faith Christian Fellowship Church

The church has recently undertaken a Bus Transportation Ministry. The bus has been running but expansion is in the works. The church has certified, insured bus drivers who pick up youth (with permission slip) or people of any age to attend Sunday morning services. The bus will also go to nearby nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Rock Church ministry for students in grades 7-12 meets the third Saturday of each month 7-10 p.m. Features DJ, dancing, games, prizes and concessions. The church is at 6800 School St., Newtown; 271-8442.

Good Shepherd Catholic Church

The church recently kicked off its Honduras Project. The church will interact with their friends in Honduras in joint-faith sharing and development, help build a new



Sunday 8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15am Christian Formation & Discovery Hour for all ages* 10:30am Choral Eucharist, Rite II*

*Child care for children up to 4 in a staffed nursery from 9-noon


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The church is hosting Scrapbooking and More Crafts, 5:30-8:30 p.m. every third Monday. Free child care is provided. Those interested in attending must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. All paper projects are welcomed including, but not limited to, scrapbooking, stamping, cardmaking and photo-frame keepsakes. Crafters should bring their own photos, albums and specialty items. Most other tools and supplies will be provided. There is no charge for use of supplies. Upcoming dates include Aug. 15. The church is located at 7701 Kenwood Road; 891-1700.

Hartzell United Methodist Church

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

2021 Sutton Ave 231-4445

Handicapped Accessible

BAPTIST 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


Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

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

Kenwood Fellowship Church

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

Kingdom Builders Apostolic Church

The church invites all to worship the Lord with them. Sunday school is at 10 a.m., and morning worship is at 11:30 a.m. Sunday evening Bible class is 4 p.m. and Wednesday night Bible class is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pastor is Kirk Peoples Jr. The church is at 3152 Lighthouse Drive, Suite C-2, Fairfield; 874-

3850 E. Galbraith, Deer Park Next to Dillonvale Shopping Ctr 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 School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Wed Night Bible Study 7:00 pm Pastor Ed Wilson 8105 Beech Avenue - Deer Park (Just off Galbraith across from Amity School) 513-793-7422

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Milford First United Methodist Church

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CHERRY GROVE UMC 1428 Eight Mile Rd. Worship: 9:30-10:30 Fellowship: 10:30-10:45 Sunday School: 10:45-11:30 Pastor: Rev. William E. Groff

Building Homes Relationships & Families

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Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "Guest Speaker"

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

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

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m.

9:00 Equipping · 10:15 Exploring · 11:30 Exploring

Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333


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


Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr. Minister Sun. Worship 10am Wed. Worship & Bible Study Service 7pm Sunday School - All Ages 9-10:00am New National Seminary Emerging

Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am

LUTHERAN Good Shepherd

7701 Kenwood Rd 513.891.1700 (across from Kenwood Towne Center) Worship at 5:00pm Saturday and 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday mornings Pastors Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jess Abbott & Alice Connor

Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care

Sanctuary - faces Beechmont Ave.

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NOW 5 SUNDAY SERVICES! 3 Traditional Worship Services 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 - in our Sanctuary

2 Contemporary Worship Services

9:30 & 11:00 - in our Contemporary Worship Center Sunday School and Childcare available at 9:30 & 11 services. Plenty of Parking behind church

7515 Forest Road Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-231-4172 •

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


Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

Ages 3 through 12

6365 Corbly Road Cincinnati, OH 45230



Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333


ECK Worship Service 11:00 am - Noon Second Sunday of Each Month Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD Local (513) 674-7001

The chuch is having its WAVE free community dinner at 6 p.m., every Wednesday except Dec. 28 at the church starting Sept. 7 through May 16. There is no church service attached, and no reservations needed. All are welcome. Enjoy family-friendly meals. The dinner is free; donations are accepted. The church is at 541 Main St., Milford; 831-5500;

INTERDENOMINATIONAL New Loca on! 3950 Newtown Road

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

Service times are 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. for Morning Chapel, an intimate gathering of the community of faith worshiping in a traditional setting; 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for Engage, the praise band “Clutch” leads worship in a contemporary style; and 11 a.m. to noon for Classic Tradition, traditional worship led by various musical groups including Chancel Choir, adult and children’s bell choirs and children’s Sunday School Chorus. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided all morning on Sunday.

Nursery Care Provided

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

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


Visit or call the church office to find out about all the ministry offerings at Loveland UMC. Explore Small Groups, Bible Studies, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Adults Ministry and Senior’s Ministry and Mission/Outreach opportunities. The church also offer opportunities to connect in various Worship Arts ministries such as music, drama and visuals. In addition, there is a United Methodist Women and a Men’s Ministry as well. There are opportunities for all ages to get connected. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.

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

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

Horizon Community Church

The church, which previously conducted services in Indian Hill at Cincinnati Country Day, has seen a 150-percent jump in Sunday service attendance since opening their own facility. That increase prompted the additional service time, adding another parking lot, and having volunteers and police to help with parking each week. The church offers services at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. each Sunday. The church is at 3950 Newtown Road, Anderson Township;; 272-5800.


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The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Samaritan Closet hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Samaritan Closet offers clothing and food to people with demonstrated needs. Bread from Panera is available on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Samaritan Closet is located next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

Lighthouse Baptist Church has Sunday School at 10 a.m. Sunday morning service at 11 a.m., Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. and Wednesday service at 7 p.m. The church uses the King James Bible, sings traditional hymns and has conservative music. Sunday School classes are available for all ages. A well-staffed nursery is provided for each service. The church is meeting at Raffel’s Blue Ash Banquet Center, at 11330

Lighthouse Baptist Church

Loveland United Methodist Church


Brecon United Methodist Church

bilingual elementary school, establish a new parish in Santa Lucia, travel to Honduras to meet their new Catholic brothers and sisters and help faith formation students connect with the children of Intibuca. For more information, call Deacon Mark Westendorf at 489-8815 ext. 718. The church has Roman Catholic Mass with contemporary music Sundays at 4 p.m. Good Shepherd’s contemporary music Mass is a little livelier, a little more upbeat, but remains grounded in the traditional Roman Catholic liturgy. Worshipers will recognize popular Christian worship songs by artists such as Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman and Tim Hughes, as well as familiar Catholic liturgical hymns played to a livelier beat. At key points in the service, Contemporary Mass Music Director Bruce Deaton and his band strike up energetic praise music that has the congregation singing and clapping their hands. The Mass draws worshipers of all ages. Come early to get acquainted with the new songs which begin at 3:45 p.m. Stay after Mass on the first Sunday of each month for food, fun, and fellowship. The church is located at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 5034262.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

The church’s High School Students started in July to join together on Wednesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for “United,” a high school outreach event that is made up of different Church groups and they have invited us to join them. During the summer they meet at their volunteers’ homes for a pool party and a devotional. During the school year we will meet at Receptions and play games and give students the opportunity to ask questions about God or religion by texting in their question. Volunteers are needed for Vacation Bible School in a number of areas including adult drivers, Bible story, recreation, crafts and age group leaders. Contact Hays, Brakefield or the church office to volunteer. Worship service time is 10 a.m. Sundays. Sunday School has several Bible study classes for adults and children from 11:30 a.m. to noon.

The church celebrates one combined worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary, immediately followed by the popular “Lemonade on the Lawn” fellowship time. All are welcomed to attend. Child care will be provided. Feel free to join the Adult Education Hour starting at 11:15 a.m. The church is at 3400 Michigan Ave., Hyde Park; 321-2573;

The new Connect Family service is 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays. Join the group for free dinner, fellowship and study classes. The church has youth groups for preteens in grades 7-8 and teens in ninth- through 12th-grades from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525;


The church, pastored by Liz DeWeese, conducts Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Childcare and classes are available during the service. Sunday adult Bible study is 9:15 a.m. The church is at 8119 Clough Pike, Anderson Township; 474-2237;;

Knox Presbyterian Church

Williamson Road, Blue Ash; 7093344.


Anderson Hills Christian Church Disciples of Christ

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The Episcopal Holy Eucharist is 8 a.m. Sundays. Presbyterian Holy Communion is 10 a.m. Sundays. Jail ministry worship is 8:30 a.m. Sundays. Senior High Youth is 8 p.m. Sundays. Women’s AA is 7:15 p.m., Mondays and 7 p.m., Fridays. Adult Education is 4:30 p.m., Wednesdays. Men’s AA is 8:30 p.m., Saturdays. The church is pastored by Rev. David Hawley and Rev. Anne Wrider. The church is at 6000 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 561-6805;

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Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Church

August 11, 2011

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556

9:15 AM Contemporary Worship 10:45 AM Traditional Worship Children & Adult Sunday School All Are Welcome Nursery Care Available Handicapped Accessible


8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527 (off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.)

Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM Child Care provided 10:30AM Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor

PRESBYTERIAN MADEIRA-SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Fellowship 10:30 am Traditional Worship 11:00 am Christian Education for Children and adults at 9:30 & 11 am

Child Care provided




Indian Hill Journal


August 11, 2011


10490 Carriage Trail: Beausejour Denis F. Tr & Marianne E. Tr to Koerting Walter W. & Jennifer R.; $1,600,000. 6670 Wyman Lane: First Financial Bank N.A. to Sharif Zulfikar A. &

Bridgette C.; $1,050,000. 9575 Cunningham Road: Selzer Paul C. Tr @(3) to Sittenfeld Paul G. Tr @(3); $2,350,000. 9805 Fox Hollow Lane: Rolfes Michael & Karen A. to Miller Michael W. & Marissa C.; $1,700,000.

About real estate transfers Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty

Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.



Indian Hill police made no arrests and issued no citations.

Incidents/investigations Incident

Female reported at potential problem with contractor at 7600 block of Demar Road, July 20.

About police reports The Community Press obtains reports on file with local police departments. We publish the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. Following disposition of cases in the

court system, individuals may supply The Community Press with documentation of the disposition for publication. To contact your local police department: • Indian Hill Rangers: Chief Chuck Schlie, 5617000.

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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or email volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.o rg, or visit Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit or call 6832340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Call 324-2873 or email, or visit GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit email League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-andolder to help socialize cats and 18-and-older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationallyrenowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following

areas: Keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist at 853-6866. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum is the nation’s second-largest cemetery and arboretum which consists of 730 acres. Spring Grove serves the Cincinnati area but has welcomed visitors from all over of the world. As part of the arboretum, more than 1,200 plants are labeled and serve as a reference for the public. Spring Grove is looking for volunteers to help maintain specialty gardens, photograph plants, and help with computer work. Please call 513853-4941 or email Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at


Anderson Senior Center – Computer Instructors and Assistants needed to teach older adults in basic computer skills. 10-week classes are held at the Anderson Senior Center and offered 3-4 times per year. Classes are held Monday-Friday. Instructors teach the curriculum while assistants help the students. If interested please email Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621READ. 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 email Jayne Martin

Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or email for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-thescenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. email or visit Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives. Call 542-0195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have oneon-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or email


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Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 2412600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.

Health care

American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or email Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for adult volunteers in several areas of the hospital. Call 8651164 for information and to receive a volunteer application. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Clermont Recovery Center – Needs volunteers to fill positions on the board of trustees. Clermont County residents interested in the problem of alcohol or drug abuse, especially persons in long-term recovery and their family members, are encouraged to apply. Contact Barbara Adams Marin, CQI manager and communications coordinator, at 735-8123 or, Kim King, administrative assistant at 735-8144. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Angie at 554-6300, or Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – is seeking volunteers to assist with our patients and their families. We will train interested persons who are needed to sitting at the bedside and providing vigils for persons without families available. We could also use some extra people to work in our office. Call Jacqueline at 513 831-5800. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or email Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 558-1292 or The Jewish Hospital – 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Kenwood, needs adult volunteers to assist at the front window in the pharmacy and also to assist with clerical duties, sorting patient mail, etc. They also need volunteers to assist staff in the family lounge and information desk and a volunteer is also needed in the Cholesterol Center, 3200 Burnet Ave., to perform clerical duties. Shifts are available 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers receive a free meal ticket for each day he or she volunteers four or more hours, plus free parking. Call 686-5330. The hospital also needs adult volunteers to assist MRI staff and technologists at the reception desk of the Imaging Department in the Medical Office Building, located across from the hospital at 4750 East Galbraith Road. Volunteers are also needed to assist staff in the family lounge and at the information desk in the main hospital. Shifts are available Monday through Friday. Call 686-5330. Mercy Hospital Anderson – Seeks volunteers for the new patient services team, the Patient Partner Program. This team will provide volunteers with the opportunity to interact directly with the patients on a non-clinical level. Volunteers will receive special training in wheelchair safety, infection control, communication skills, etc. The volunteers will assist in the day-to-day non clinical functions of a nursing unit such as reading or praying with the patient; playing cards or watching TV with the patient; helping the patient select meals; running an errand; cutting the patient’s food. Call the Mercy Hospital Anderson Volunteer Department at 624-4676 to inquire about the Patient Partner Program. Wellness Community – Provides free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Volunteers needed to work at special events, health fairs, bulk mailings and other areas. Visit and click on “volunteer” to sign up. Call 791-4060, ext. 19.


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