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Indian Hill hires a new manager By Rob Dowdy

It was an occasion that’s only happened five other times in Indian Hill’s history. Indian Hill Village Council voted to approve the contract for new city manager Dina Minneci during its Oct. 22 meeting. The contract begins Nov. 12 and runs through Dec. 31, 2015. Minneci’s salary for 2013 will be $146,500. From Nov. 12 to Jan. 18, Minneci will share the city manager’s responsibilities with current City Manager Mike Burns, who is retiring Jan. 19.

Burns served 23 years as city manager for the village, and has 35 years of public service. He retires as the fifth and longest-serving city manager Minneci since the village incorporated in 1941. Minneci said she made the choice to accept the position after meeting with village officials and realizing their dedication to “the vision of the village.” "It is just a complete honor and I am honestly humbled," Minneci said.

Mayor Mark Tullis stated this as well, noting Mineci wasn’t being asked to radically alter the village’s path, but to continue the work done by Burns. “The passion she has for Indian Hill was just outstanding,” Tullis said. Tullis said the decision to hire Minneci came after a two-month search process with the assistance of Management Partners, a local firm that narrowed the field of 65 applicants to six. He said council members then interviewed the remaining candidates and “asked a lot of questions.” “At the end, it was very diffi-

cult deciding,” he said. Tullis said Minneci was the right choice for Indian Hill because she understands the community and admires what’s taken place before her arrival. Minneci said while there are no major changes on the horizon, there are issues to deal with. The village, like most communities, is facing “unprededented” challenges from state and federal government budget cuts that will impact Indian Hill for years to come. Minneci said she enjoys “the inner workings of government” and is looking forward to starting her new position next month.

“I enjoy the phone calls with residents; the one-on-one meetings with council members,” she said. Minneci noted that while she was leaving a “great group” in Liberty Township to accept her new position, she was coming to work with and among another great group. Minneci was township administrator in Liberty Township for eight years. She was finance director from 2000-2004 and assistant finance director from 19992000 for the city of Wyoming. Minneci also served as tax administrator for Fairfield from 1996-1999.

Historical society to honor ‘Prohibition’ By Rob Dowdy

The premier bootlegger in the country once called Cincinnati “home,” and the Indian Hill Historical Society wants to tell you all about it. The group is hosting “Prohibition in Cincinnati: George Remus, King of the Bootleggers” 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 8100 Given Road. The event will feature a dinner and locally brewed beer. The program, which is chaired by Clark Sole and Susan Holzapfel, will feature a presentation from Miami University professor Mark Plageman, who specializes in the prohibition era, particularly the Cincinnati area during that time.

Sole said the presentation will predominately be about Remus’s time transporting alcohol, which was illegal during that time, through the city. “He was the most successful premier bootlegger in the country,” he said. Holzapfel said the program will also feature photos from village homes that have hidden cellars that were used during prohibition to hide alcohol. With the historic nature of Indian Hill, there are several homes with this feature. “That will be a fun addition and tie in with Indian Hill,” she said. The historical society presented an informational program on local breweries, and Holzapfel said members thought it would be fun to “follow up with prohibition” this year.

POTTERY PRESENTATION The Indian Hill Historical Society is hosting “Prohibition in Cincinnati: George Remus, King of the Bootleggers” Nov. 11. The program will include a history of the era in Cincinnati, including items held by (from left) Clark Sole (co-chair), Mark Plageman (guest speaker) and Susan Holzapfel (co-chair). PROVIDED


Indian Hill High School freshman Yasmine Shaaban, of Indian Hill, molds a bowl in the ceramics class. Students from a variety of classes offered demonstrations as part of an open house at the high school. The open house was geared for eighth-grade students and their parents. For more photos, please see page A7. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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BRIEFLY Veterans Day observance is set for Nov. 12

The Indian Hill Veterans Committee has organized a Veterans Day observance 11 a.m. Monday, Nov.12, at the veterans memorial at the northeast corner of Shawnee Run and Drake roads. The program will begin with patriotic music at 10:45 a.m. Vice Mayor Keith Rabenold will serve as program moderator and retired U.S. Navy Capt. Steve Marvin will be the featured speaker. The U.S. Marine Corps. Communications Company, fourth Marine Division will also participate in the ceremony. The program is expected to last approximately 30 minutes.

Hamilton County voters will decide the fate of two levy renewals on the Nov. 6 ballot – one for senior services (Issue 50) and one for mental health (Issue 51). Read the primers below for more information.

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» About the levy: It’s a five-year renewal, 1.29mill levy. In 2011, the Hamilton County Elderly Services Program served 7,259 seniors. It provides basic services that help seniors stay safe in their homes such as Meals On Wheels, housekeeping help, emergency response devices and transportation to the doctor. » What owner of $100,000 home pays now: $29.32 » Brings in: $19.6 million » What owner of

$100,000 home would pay if levy fails: $0 » What owner of $100,000 home would pay if it passes: $29.32 » What it will bring in: $19.1 million » What happens at the agency if it fails: The program would no longer exist, and that means many of the seniors would have to go to a nursing home, which is more expensive for the taxpayer. There is no charitable organization – no church, no United Way – that provides these services. » What happens at the agency if it passes: Because the levy will bring in fewer dollars, depending on how enrollment proceeds over the coming months, the agency may have to make changes such as in services or eligibility. » Groups pushing for it: Bipartisan support from

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Voters in Hamilton County have two levy renewals on the ballot Nov. 6. FILE PHOTO community leaders like State Sen. Bill Seitz (R-8th District) and Ohio Rep. Denise Driehaus (R-31st District); Hamilton County commissioners; Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber » Groups against it: None known » Last levy cycle: Passed with almost 70 percent of the vote

» About the levy: A five-year renewal levy for 2.99 mills. The Mental Health and Recovery Services Board oversees 50 contract agencies with about 80 percent of those working with patients with mental illness. Services provided include counseling and crisis services for adults and kids and inpatient care for the most serious cases. It also helps people diagnosed with mental illness with housing and employment. It helped 22,303 clients last year. » What owner of $100,000 home pays now: $48.38 » The average amount brought in over the last five years: $37.4 million. » What owner of $100,000 home would pay if levy fails: $0

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» What owner of $100,000 home would pay if it passes: $48.38 » The average amount that will come in over the next five years: $33.9 million » What happens at the agency if it fails: Clients would lose access to treatment services. » What happens at the agency if it passes: The majority of services will continue. Because the levy is bringing in fewer dollars than before, however, cuts in services are certain. Crisis services, criminal justice programs and housing program are among the services that will be impacted, officials have said. » Groups pushing for it: Hamilton County Board of Commissioners; AFLCIO; Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber; National Alliance on Mental Illness of Hamilton County; Hamilton County Democratic Party; Urban League of Greater Cincinnati » Groups against it: None known. » Last passed: This levy has been in place since 1980, last passing five years ago with 55 percent of the vote. » Websites for more information:,,, or


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Armstrong Chapel rejoins ‘Operation Christmas Child’ By Rob Dowdy

Armstrong Chapel is once again participating in Operation Christmas Child, which sends shoeboxes of gifts to underprivileged children across the globe. Last year's efforts led to more than 200 boxes being filled and shipped.

Armstrong Chapel is on a mission to bring children across the world presents for Christmas. The church is once again collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, a program from nonprofit group Samaritan’s Purse that sends presents and Christian literature to children throughout the globe. Jenifer Faulkner, organizer for Armstrong Chapel, said donations from the church led to 205 boxes being sent out last year. She said this year’s goal is 300

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MADEIRA — Madeira City Council unanimously agreed Oct. 22 to create the “Muchmore Historical Area,” a new historical/ commercial district in the city. Voting in favor of the area were Mayor Rick Brasington, Vice Mayor Tim Dicke and council members Melisa Adrien, Richard Staubach, Rob Steier and Mike Steur. Councilman Ken Born was absent. The Muchmore Historical Area is comprised of city-owned property bor-

dered by Euclid Avenue to the north, railroad tracks to the south, a creek to the east and Miami Avenue to the west. It will include these historical properties: » The Muchmore House at 7010 Miami Ave., built in the late 1800s by Joseph A. Muchmore, who ran a general store and served as postmaster. Madeira leases it to the Creativities art studio and store. » The Cleo Hosbrook House at 7014 Miami Ave., built in 1898 by Charles Hosbrook, a businessman. His daughter Cleo Hosbrook, a second-grade teacher, lived in it until her

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Community to help guide schools Meetings, survey to chart direction

By Forrest Sellers

Parents and students can help chart the future of the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District. An online survey has been posted on the district website at to get feedback on a variety of topics.

“We’re planning to use this information to refine our mission, vision and values,” said Superintendent Mark Miles. “Essentially, we want to know our stakeholder’s expectations so we can meet and exceed those expectations.” The online survey covers a variety of topics such as essential skills students need to learn, issues facing the district in the coming years and financial priorities. Respondents will se-

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Lisa Harris, theater director at Indian Hill High School, is among several other high school theater directors who have organized a new group called the THEatre League. The group, which is for high school fine arts students, will provide an opportunity for students to gather and discuss theatrical productions. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Students talk theater as part of a group 4 schools form new partnership By Forrest Sellers

Indian Hill theater students will have a chance to talk theater as part of a recently formed group. Theater directors at Indian Hill, Sycamore, Anderson and St. Xavier high schools have formed a new THEatre League. “It’s a way for us to support our high school theater community,” said Lisa Harris, theater director at Indian Hill High School.

As part of the THEatre League, fine arts students will attend various productions at each of the individual schools and then discuss them during a reception following the play. The first gathering will follow Sycamore High School’s production of “You Can’t Take It With You” Nov. 4. “The goal is to learn from each other by viewing each other’s work,” said John Whapham, theater director and dean of students at Sycamore High School. Whapham said he hopes the students will develop an appreciation for the tal-

ents and abilities of their peers in other schools. Harris said she suggested the idea for the THEatre League based on her own experiences attending similar workshops in New York. It’s an opportunity to discuss a production from different perspectives ranging from the individual performances to the technical aspects, she said. It shines a light on fine art and theater, she said. Harris said a goal is to eventually expand the program to other Tristate schools.

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Madeira sets Centennial Plaza vote for Nov. 12 By Jeanne Houck

MADEIRA — Madeira City Council is set to consider awarding a bid Monday, Nov. 12, for the construction of Centennial Plaza, a community-gathering place the city would like to build around the Madeira railroad depot.

City council was scheduled to make the decision Oct. 22, but unanimously agreed to delay it until its Nov. 12 meeting, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Madeira city hall on Miami Avenue. Nov. 12, “(Madeira) City Manager Tom Moeller will present a list of items that can be done by volunteer

labor to save some of the expense,” Madeira Mayor Rick Brasington said. “He will also allocate the costs into separate accounting funds where applicable, i.e. the street and rental property funds. “Some of the improvements affect the railroad depot; replacing the aging deck with pavers for ex-

ample, and so those fund breakdowns need to be shown properly,” Brasington said. “It was also recognized that improvements to the crosswalk at Dawson (Road) are part of the landscape in this area and should be folded into the project; those costs need to be included as well.” The cost of the Centennial Plaza project earlier had been estimated at a total of $162,500, but that sum may rise. Madeira has received donations of $82,500 – and is seeking more – and Madeira City Council so far has budgeted $30,000 in capital improvement fund monies. Evans Landscaping of Anderson Township submitted the low bid of $175,000 when Madeira sought bids earlier this

Madeira wants to develop a "Centennial Plaza" around the railroad depot off Miami Avenue, where Choo Choo's Restaurant operates. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS year for the Centennial Plaza. Madeira owns the railroad depot property at Miami and Railroad avenues and leases space at the century-old landmark to Choo Choo’s Restaurant. The city wants to expand the current plaza around the Madeira railroad depot, install planters and pave Railroad Avenue with material that

gives it a cobblestone appearance. Moeller has said construction of the Centennial Plaza probably would take no more than 60 days. Supporters say the Centennial Plaza would complement the Millennium Plaza on Miami Avenue across the street from the railroad depot and bring people to Madeira’s central business district.

Madeira group turns assignment into events By Leah Fightmaster

Madeira High School students continue with projects assigned to them within their entrepreneurship class, and one is raising money for a good cause. Students within a group called MVP Industries chose their project, for an assignment to raise money for a non-profit or charity, to benefit a cause close to one of the group member’s hearts. Their project benefits the Moebius Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps people with the rare Moebius syn-

drome, a neurological disorder that prevents the person from making facial expressions and moving their eyes laterally. Maria Mitchell, part of MVP, has a younger sister who was born with the disorder, said Amy Schigel, another group member. The group decided to organize a walk, which will be Nov. 3 beginning at Madeira Middle School, 6612 Miami Ave. Walkers will begin at 9 a.m., walk to Madeira High School, 7465 Loannes Drive, and back to the high school. Free hot chocolate and a wristband will be available to the walkers, and regis-

tration is $10. MVP is selling “smile shirts” as well, also $10, Schigel said. In addition to the group’s public event and Tshirt sale, MVP organized a a mixer at Moeller High School, 9001 Montgomery Road, for neighboring high school students. Admission to the mixer is also $10, and Schigel said she is hoping a lot of students will come out to support the cause. “With so many diseases in the world, we want Moebius to be recognized and heard about,” she said. All proceeds of the two events and the T-shirt sale will go to the Moebius Foundation.


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Indian Hill High School principal Antonio Shelton, left, greets eighth-grader Lucas Goodiel, of Kenwood, and his mother, Debbie Goodiel.


Welcome eighth-graders

ndian Hill High School students and teachers provided eighth-graders with a look at what the high school has to offer. An open house gave eighthgraders and their parents a preview of classes and activities. Classroom topics ranged from science to ceramics. The open house was open to students from the middle school as well as students in the community who are considering enrolling in the high school.

Photos by Forrest Sellers/The Community Press

Eighth-grader Lilly Hinckley, left, of Indian Hill, and her mother, Kate Hinckley, sign in for the open house at Indian Hill High School. They are watched by secretary Mary Helen Hedgebeth.

Indian Hill High School sophomores Daniel Harder, left, of Kenwood, and Mark Toler, of Indian Hill, illustrate a poster for the English class.

Indian Hill High School sophomores Josh Burgher, left, of Camp Dennison, and Gator Keighley, of Kenwood, demonstrate their pottery skills. Indian Hill High School seniors Kimberly Homan, left, and her sister, Stacey Homan, who are both from Kenwood, conduct an experiment in the watershed studies class. Visiting eighth-graders had a chance to see some of the experiments conducted in the class.

Indian Hill High School seniors Taylor Jackson, left, and Martha Meyer, both of Indian Hill, work on essays for college applications. They were on hand to share with eighth-graders what is involved in the college application process.

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Indian Hill's Mac Carrier tries to elude a pair of Deer Park Wildcats Oct. 19. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Braves football shows late promise By Scott Springer

INDIAN HILL — For Mike Theisen, late July can’t come soon enough. Outside of warmer weather, July should offer up brighter prospects for the Indian Hill football coach as a group of current juniors will enter what could be a promising senior season. After an 0-7 start, Indian Hill rose from the Cincinnati Hills League cellar to finish the season winning two of their last three. The Braves got into the win column Oct. 12. Winning 16-14 at Finneytown propelled the Braves to a 37-14 victory against Deer Park. Unfortunately, the Braves finished short of a threegame streak to finish the season with a 10-6 loss to Reading Oct. 26. “We tried to make this into a three-week season,” Theisen said. “We tried to take care of it one week at a time.” The season turned dramatically for Indian Hill when projected starting quarterback Jon Griggs was injured shortly after halftime of the season-opening loss against New Richmond. Griggs had run for 144 yards

Indian Hill junior quarterback Matt Thompson eyeballs the signal from the Braves offensive staff. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

and two scores as the Braves led 14-0. Without Griggs, the Braves lost the opener and were in a quandary until junior Matt Thompson arrived on the scene. He had briefly relocated to North Carolina, but returned and strapped on a red helmet again after week No. 3. “We got him back,” Theisen

said. “We lost some other key players over the course of the year. It’s been a tough year.” Without abandoning their running game, Thompson’s lanky frame and vision led to some downfield plays. It also opened up lanes for Thompson to run. In the 37-14 win over Deer Park Oct. 19, Thompson had four rushing touchdowns. “The coaches put me in a good position to make plays and the O-line made their blocks,” Thompson said. Had Thompson never left, he likely would’ve started. While he was gone, the strategy was to run Griggs. The early injury left Theisen and the Braves in a bind. Fortunately, North Carolina’s loss was Indian Hill’s “regain” as No. 12 returned to familiar receivers and familiar plays. “He’s a nice junior and we have some nice junior receivers,” Theisen said. “We changed the entire offense. We were not a passing team under Griggs, but we are a passing team under Matt. We went back to what Matt was familiar with.” Thompson led the team in rushing and often to fellow junior Shay Bahner. One-time See FOOTBALL, Page A9

CCD end seasons in districts Boys soccer

By Nick Dudukovich

INDIAN HILL — Cincinnati

Country Day’s offense couldn’t get much going against a tough Mariemont Warriors team as the Lady Indians fell in the Division III district finals, 3-0, Oct. 27. The Lady Indians (9-9-1) finished the year ranked fifth in the final Enquirer Division III coaches’ poll. CCD reached the final by defeating Cincinnati Christian, 2-1, Oct. 23. Senior Olivia June and junior Shelly Menifee found the back of the net. Earlier in the year, the Indians had played Christian to a 1-1 tie. For the season, the Indians got stellar production from Kelsey Zimmers. The junior led the Miami Valley Conference with 22 goals (though Oct. 28). She also had six assists and led the league with 50 points. Sophomore Brianna Maggard also turned in a nice post-

Edwin Sam, right, of Cincinnati Country Day holds his ground in a collision with Caelan Hueber of Summit Country Day. BRANDON SEVERN/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

season with a three-goal effort against Purcell Marian in sectional tournament action Oct. 20. Defensively, goalie Elizabeth Grace recorded five shutouts, which was the second-best mark recorded in the league.

The boys season ended in the Division III district finals with a 1-0 loss to Summit Country Day at Madeira High School Oct. 25. With the loss, the Indians finished the 2012 campaign with a 15-2-2 mark. » The Indians fielded one of the most potent offense in the Miami Valley Conference throughout the season. Nathan Gibson and Luke Deimer were tied for fourth in the league with 15 goals each. The duo also combined for 22 assists. Sophomore Jake Scheper netted 11 goals while assisting teammates on eight occasions. Junior Dominic Isadore rounded out CCD scorers in the conference top 10. He had nine goals and seven assists. » CCD’s defense was as equally dangers as the Indians offense. Junior goalie Wes Mink was second in the MVC with eight shutouts. For the season, CCD’s defense allowed just 10 goals.

Indian Hill's girls tennis finished third in the Ohio Tennis Coaches’ Association finals Oct. 21. Pictured left to right are: Alex Skidmore, Nicole Gibson, Abigail Singer, Brynn McKenna, Meredith Breda, Caroline Andersen, Jessie Osher, Maren McKenna, Caroline Breda, Gabi Gibson and coach Gary Samuels. Not pictured are Katie Thomas, coach Marc Young and coach Joyce Block. THANKS TO JILL BRUDER By Scott Springer and Nick Dudukovich

Week 10 football recaps

» Indian Hill’s bid to finish on a three-game win streak was spoiled by Reading 10-6 on Oct. 26. Matt Thompson had a 33-yard pass to Clayton Hosmer for the only Indian Hill score in the fourth quarter. The Braves wind up the season at 2-8. » CCD (4-6) ended the season on a high note with a 27-6 win over Cincinnati Christian. Zac Higginbotham rushed for 90 yards and two touchdowns Oct. 26. » CHCA (9-1) turned a pair of second quarter fumbles into 14 points as the Eagles beat North College Hill (6-4), 31-12, Oct. 26. » Moeller beat Louisville Trinity Oct. 27, 45-42. Keith Watkins ran for 147 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Spencer Iacovone ran for 52 yards and two scores and threw for two touchdowns to Gus Ragland and Casey Pieper. The Crusaders finish the regular season at 7-3.


» Indian Hill finished third in the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association Division II state tennis finals with a win over Hathaway Brown in Reynoldsburg, Ohio on Oct. 21. Freshman Caroline Andersen had the decisive victory for the Lady Braves in singles. In doubles, Meredith Breda/Alex Skidmore and Nicole Gibson/Abby Singer were victorious. 15-4 Indian Hill won their 16th straight Cincinnati Hills League title this


Boys soccer

» Indian Hill advanced to the district final in Division II with a 2-1 win over Wyoming at Lockland Oct. 22. Kevin Boone scored both goals for the Braves. The Braves won the district title Oct. 25 with a 3-1 win over Tippecanoe at Bellbrook. Brad Seiler, Tyler Kirk and Kevin Boone scored the goals. Indian Hill plays the winner of Bishop Watterson/Sunbury in the regional semifinals. » In the Division I sectional at Wyoming, Moeller lost to St. Xavier 3-0 on Oct. 22.

Girls soccer

» Indian Hill defeated Western Brown 4-1 in the Division II sectional at Mason Oct. 23. Taylor Jackson led the Lady Braves with a pair of goals. On Oct. 27, the Lady Braves blanked Tippecanoe 4-0 to advance to play Kettering Alter Oct. 30 in the regional semifinals at Lakota West. » Summit beat Clermont Northeastern, 5-0, Oct. 23. Five different players found the goal for the Silver Knights. In the district final Oct. 27, Summit beat Lehman Catholic 1-0. Amauria Campbell scored.

Regional cross country

The following individuals qualified from the regional meet Oct. 27 in Troy to the state meet Nov. 3: » Indian Hill - Rhian Horton 12; Indian Hill’s girls and boys finished sixth overall (top four teams qualify for state).

Lady Braves win DII district title By Scott Springer

INDIAN HILL — Indian Hill beat Tipp City Tippecanoe 4-0 Oct. 27 at Lakota West High School. Elizabeth Slattery scored three for the Lady Braves and Liz

Dammeyer added a fourth. Defensively, Lexi Carrier recorded her 10th shutout of the year. Indian Hill makes the regional semifinals for a fourth straight year. The Lady Braves will play Kettering Alter at Lakota West Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.

The Division II district girls soccer champion Indian Hill Lady Braves celebrate with their hardware Oct. 27. THANKS TO JILL BRUDER



IH boys win district title

St. Xavier players, coaches and staff celebrate holding the district championship trophy after beating Beavercreek in penalty kicks Oct. 25. It was the third-straight district title for St. Xavier. TOM

By Scott Springer


INDIAN HILL — At Bellbrook High School on Oct. 25, Indian Hill’s boys soccer team fell behind in the first half, then rallied to score the next three goals to beat Tippecanoe 3-1 for a Division II district title. Junior forward Brad Seiler tied the game for the Braves in the final minutes of the first half. In the second half, senior midfielder Tyler Kirk and senior forward Kevin Boone added goals. The win put Indian Hill in the regional semifinals with a record of 14-5-1. The Braves will be facing the winner of the Oct. 27 Bishop Watterson/Sunbury Big Walnut game on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Bombers bring home another district title By Tom Skeen


Xavier Bombers exacted a little revenge on the Beavercreek Beavers Oct. 25. After playing 110 minutes of scoreless soccer, the Bombers beat the Beavers 4-2 in penalty kicks to claim their third-straight Division I district title. “It feels great,” coach Henry Ahrens said. “It never gets old. We’ve had so many tight games over the years. Some of the guys are saying, ‘how do you coaches do it?’” The victory comes nearly one year to the date after the Beavers beat St. Xavier 4-2 in the regional semifinal last season. Senior team captain Josh Meirose made the game-winning kick in the final round of penalty kicks after goalkeeper Michah Bledsoe made his second save in four shots. “When it got to our captain to finish it off I knew we were good,” Ahrens said. “I put the

captain there; John (Broderick) led us off and Josh took us home.” Both teams came into the game shutting out their previous six opponents and this game was no different. The Bombers had a few opportunities, but their best chance came with less than two minutes to go in regulation when Myles Beresford was one-on-one with goalkeeper Justin Saliba but missed wide. The Beavers had a golden opportunity in the first sudden-victory period, but Bledsoe made a leaping save and knocked the ball over the cross bar. “That ball was labeled,” Ahrens said about the game-saving play by his goalie. “He’s just grown so much through the years. It’s tough; he was a junior that didn’t get to play much and now (as a senior) he is asked to be the leader of the defense and make those big saves for us. When you get to this level you are not going to get through the big games without your goalie playing a big game himself and boy,

did he come up big today.” What makes the victory even more remarkable is that the Bombers did it without three key parts of their team who are out with injury. Kiley Sunderhaus, Austin Cummings and Phil Albers all missed the game and it remains to be seen who will be able to play in the regional semifinal game Oct. 31 against Mason. “It just speaks to the brotherhood these guys feel for each other,” Ahrens said. “These guys really take the team commitment seriously… We knew we had a deep team coming in.” The Comets are ranked No. 10 in the OSSCA state poll and handed the Bombers their last loss this season 3-0, Sept. 4. “They are very well coached and they are a very complete team,” Ahrens said. “They have everything in possession: A finisher in Jack Clark, a great center (midfielder) in Connor Bauer, their goalkeeper is outstanding, so they have all the right pieces. I hope we can give them a good game.”

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freshman quarterback Jake Bonner was Indian Hill’s second-leading target, followed by senior Tanner Landstra and junior Mac Carrier. Carrier is the son of Bengals defensive backs coach Mark Carrier and the only regular target under 6 feet tall. He’s also a productive runner. “He’s a nice player,” Theisen said of Carrier. “Another junior. We feel real good about our future here.” With five less games under his belt, Thompson finished

Indian Hill's Brandon Kuy controls the ball in Tippecanoe territory during the Braves’ district final match at Bellbrook High School Oct. 25. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

among the top seven in the league in passing yards. He’s played quarterback since he was 7 and has aspirations of playing in college. “It’s been my goal since I’ve been little,” Thompson said. He’s also attended former Bengal Ken Anderson’s quarterback camp and has already attracted some collegiate inquiries. Nearly 6-foot-5, he continues to grow in stature and maturity. “Wonderful young man and a hard worker,” Theisen said of Thompson. “We think great things for him next year... They never gave up. The kids came out every week and they worked hard. That’s been rewarding.”



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people without adding a single new doctor, but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents, written by a committee whose chairSusan man says he Wisner doesn’t understand it, COMMUNITY passed by a PRESS GUEST COLUMNIST Congress that didn’t read it, but exempted themselves from it, and signed by a president who smokes, with funding administered by a Treasury chief who

didn’t pay his taxes for which we will be taxed for four years before any benefits take effect, by a government which has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese and financed by a country that’s broke. What could possibly go wrong?” In all seriousness Dr. Bellar has hit the nail on the head. This deeply divisive (it did not garner a single Republican vote), and unsustainably costly program is typical of the current administration’s out-of-touch, and failed

policies. Americans deserve better than this. We have thousands of people who are innovative, intelligent and creative enough to find a viable solution to our healthcare problems. We do not have to settle for a solution that will only result in bankruptcy and much poorer care for everyone. Let’s restore responsibility, optimism, exceptionalism and hope to America and our children. Vote on Nov. 6. Susan Wisner is an Indian Hill resident.

Registered Republican won’t vote for GOP I am a registered Republican, and have been for many years. I voted for Nixon three times. I even voted for Barry Goldwater! Yes, I voted for George Bush and then W … twice! I did not like the opposition. I do not intend to vote for even one Republican in this election. I James Baker COMMUNITY PRESS do not reward total failure GUEST COLUMNIST (the entire W Bush administration) with a trophy. The Republican Congress during Clinton, and under Bush, created much of our debt, and the fiscal problems that we have today. I have done my homework. I

have crunched the numbers, have you? Our real debt is not the puny $16 trillion these Republicans discuss. Our real debt is $222 trillion dollars; and, these Republicans will not attempt to fix it. Go here for proof: blogs/the-exchange/ obama- romney-fiscal-gap180210419.html. Further, the insanity of some of their statements, like this one from Gov. Chris Christie endorsed, U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock (Indiana), "I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God. And, I think, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen."

If you vote for this guy, you are insane! Are you better off than you were four years ago? Yes! Stocks are up, car sales are up, home sales have increased, house prices are up, gas prices are down, unemployment is down, our military is keeping us safe, and I’m voting to continue this progress, not to go backward, with a bunch of religious fanatics from the Tea Party who will only cut taxes for the wealthy, who will not raise taxes on anything to balance our budget, and who obstruct the possibility of any bipartisan fiscal legislation in Congress. These Tea Party fools are crazy people! These Tea Party candidates are Neanderthals who must be

placed in the unemployment line before they can do real harm in Congress. They tout economic freedom, but they want YOU to pay their bills. Can you believe anything more arrogant than the 26th wealthiest city asking its citizens to pay for computers for their children? If you are this impoverished you should consider dismissing the cleaning service, and the lawn service, and doing some of these chores yourself, until you have saved enough to buy your child a computer; better yet, put your child to work doing chores to earn that computer. Wake up old people! Reconsider your vote! James Baker is a 35-year resident of Indian Hill.

CH@TROOM Last week’s question What is the scariest movie you ever saw or scariest book you ever read? What made it so scary?

“What is the scariest book I ever read? That's easy: It was called 'Hostage to the Devil,’ and it was written by a deceased priest named Malachi Martin. It dealt with the possession and exorcism of five contemporary Americans, and it was NOT fiction. “The book made such an impression on me that I tried (successfully) to contact Father Martin through his publisher, and we exchanged several letters and phone calls which helped me confirm his credibility. “I have struggled with faith in the supernatural because I look for absolute scientific proof, but that proof has not been forthcoming. However, this book convinced me that the devil is real – there is no other answer. If the devil is real, then so is God.” Bill B.

NEXT QUESTION Does the release of the Boys Scouts’ “perversion” files change the way you feel about the group? Do you the think the group adequately protects the safety of its members? Why or why not? Every week we ask readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line.

“It's a close call between ‘The Shining’ and ‘The Silence of the Lambs,’ but I have to give the edge to the latter. The scene where Jodie Foster is groping around in the dark basement and the psycho is right behind her wearing night-vision goggles made me jump out of my seat! A spectacular acting job by Foster!” R.W.J. “The scariest movie I have ever seen is Danny Boyle's '28 Days Later.’ It was released in

2002 before the current zombie genre was in full swing, and the premise of a worldwide epidemic affecting huge populations seemed very possible, especially with talk of Ebola, SARS, and other diseases in the news. “Also, I watched it very late at night in a totally dark house. After we got done watching it my friend jumped up, quickly turned on all the rooms lights, and said 'That's it, we have to watch 'Old School' before we go to bed or else none of us will sleep tonight.” I.P. “I would say the scariest movie was back in the 70's called, 'The Town That Dreaded Sundown!' Just the effects made you cringe.” O.H.R. “‘The Silence of the Lambs’ gave me the creeps. From Hannibal Lector to Buffalo Bill's basement I was so scared I never wanted to see it again – and haven't!” R.V.

“'Pinocchio.’ Saw when just a little tyke. Had nightmares about being one of the bad boys and I would grow a donkey tail and ears. Lasted for years. “This was all due to guilt imagined and real brought about by my mother and her nun cohorts. Just wish I knew what I was so guilty about.” J.Z. “‘The Birds’ – anyone that saw this movie at the drive-in and being in a convertible should understand. I think every convertible top went up and windows closed within the first 1520 minutes of the movie. Oh what memories, and I don't mean from the back seat.” D.J. “The scariest movie I ever saw was the ‘Exorcist.’ Everything about that movie was creepy. I guess being brought up Catholic and their belief in exorcism made it more real to me. I don't think there will ever be another movie like that one.” D.D.

Recycling program can help reduce waste


Did you know that paper makes up 41percent of Ohio’s waste stream? With the start of school just around the corner, administrators, teachers, parents and students have a great opportunity to reduce paper waste. The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District can help or guide your school in setting up a new waste reduction/recycling program or expand your existing program. The district can meet with princi-



pals, teachers, students, facility managers, custodians and the PTA to assess your school’s waste and find the right program. Programs can be designed for minimal impact on custodians, teachers, and students. Through the Recycling Assistance Program, the district can offer: » Faculty training » Indoor recycling containers » Classroom presentations » School assemblies

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Restore responsibility, hope

Dr. Barbara Bellar is not your typical person. Starting out as a nun, she went on to become a major in the Army, a doctor, a lawyer and a small business entrepreneur. She is now a candidate for the Illinois State Senate. She gave a speech in which she explained Obamacare in a single sentence. This was such an achievement that I thought more of us should benefit from her observations. And I quote: “We are going to be gifted with a health care plan we are forced to purchase, and fined if we don’t, which purportedly covers at least 10 million more


» Solid waste related field trips » Recycling consultations If your school would like to start a recycling program or host a classroom recycling program, more information is available at or by calling the district at 946-7737. Holly Christmann is the Solid Waste Program manager with the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services.

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America’s tech superiority threatened by politicians There have been some amazing, surprising and troubling things said this year by our politicians, we can all agree with that. Three outbursts have caught my attention, however, because of who said them, and their activities – or potential activities – as elected officials. The first, and most recent, was U.S. Senate Republican candidate for Indiana Richard Mourdock, who has made headlines by stating that he believes that if a woman gets pregnant from a rape, then that is God’s will. The second Bruce Healey COMMUNITY PRESS case is that of Todd Aiken, GUEST COLUMNIST who famously repeated a patently absurd theory that somehow women who are “legitimately” (his word not mine) raped are less likely (through magic or sorcery perhaps) to become pregnant. The final case made some headlines and occurred when Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) stated that evolution, embryology and even the Big Bang Theory are “Lies straight from the pits of Hell.” Let me tell you what is particularly troubling about the comments from Reps. Akin and Broun. They are both members of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. Rep. Broun even chairs the sub-committee on investigations and oversight whose mission is pretty far reaching: it has general and special investigative authority on all matters within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, according to the committee’s website. So, let me be clear. A man who believes there is scientific evidence that the earth is 9,000 years old and that most established scientific theories regarding evolution, the Big Bang Theory and embryology are all bunk because he read something different in the a book written thousands of years ago, has the ultimate investigative and oversight authority for the Committee on Science, Space and Technology of the most powerful nation on earth? Really? Don’t worry though. Doing sterling duty on the same committee is Todd Akin, who believes in the magical power of rape as a contraceptive. Ah, but only if it is “legitimate.” He is on the Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment, whose duties include “Risk Assessment.” You can’t make this stuff up. Now we have Mr. Mourdock wanting to be elected as senator, who sees the hand of the divine even in a rape. Where will we place him? I am sure that if he is elected, if Messrs. Akin and Broun are any indication, he will immediately paced on the Senate Judiciary Committee. If we keep electing such academic giants and placing them into such strategic posts, the Russians and Chinese need not fear our technological superiority much longer. Bruce Healey is an Indian Hill resident.

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Kindergartner Marin Lange, left, of Indian Hill, tees off in the Hole in One game. Parent volunteer Elizabeth Johnson, of Indian Hill, keeps an eye on the ball.

Parent volunteer Amy Lothmann, left, of Terrace Park, roots Montessori kindergartner Andrew Franzosa, of Covedale, on in the Cover the Dot game.

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oungsters at Cincinnati Country Day School got an advance preview of Fallfest. The Fallfest, which features a variety of games and other activities, is a part of the Cincinnati Country Day School homecoming celebration. Games range from the traditional can toss to newer ones such as the Puppy Pitch, where contestants try to successfully throw a bone in a dog dish. Photos by Forrest Sellers/The Community Press

Kindergartner Henry Kohnen, of Indian Hill, lines up a shot in the Cow-Pie Fly game. Parent volunteer Sara Perry, of Loveland, is also shown.

Montessori kindergartner Enguerrand Bonniol, of Indian Hill, takes a swing on the Hi-Lo Striker challenge. Also shown is parent volunteer Louise Vaughan, of Indian Hill. Kindergartner Parker Brown, right, of West Chester, and parent volunteer Meggan Sulfsted, of Indian Hill, react to a successful throw in the football toss game.

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, NOV. 1 Art Exhibits Nature Through the Seasons, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 6300 Price Road, The Gallery. A collection of nature paintings and prints by Ann Geise, artist from Batavia. 677-7600. Loveland.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, 4865 Duck Creek Road, Classes incorporate variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. Through Sept. 7. 617-9498; Madisonville.

exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. 686-6820; Kenwood.

On Stage - Comedy

On Stage - Student Theater You Can’t Take It with You, 7:30 p.m., Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Road, Comedic play won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. $8 advance, $10 at the door. Through Nov. 3. 686-1770; Montgomery.

Religious - Community

Benefits Salvation Army Fundraiser and Doll Auction, 11 a.m., Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church, 5125 Drake Road, Called auction of handdressed dolls, including handmade outfits and accessories 12:30 p.m. Assortment of refreshments provided. Free parking available. Benefits Salvation Army Toy Shop Auxiliary. Free. 762-5638; Indian Hill.

Cooking Classes

A Short Course in Quakerism, 7-8:30 p.m., Cincinnati Friends Meeting, 8075 Keller Road, Paul Buckley, Quaker author presenting. Ages 16 and up. $5 per session or $45 for all 10 sessions. Through Feb. 21. 207-5353; Madeira.

Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two delicious, simple and easy meals. Ages 18 and up. $30. Registration required. 315-3943; Silverton.

Support Groups


Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Book discussion group. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. 673-0174. Blue Ash. Family Education and Support Group for Addiction and Codependency, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 10345 Montgomery Road, For people who suffer from addiction, their families and friends, to come together in a supportive, confidential support environment. Free. 432-4182; Montgomery.

Ensemble Theater Actor and Director Workshop, 10-11 a.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. One-hour workshop challenges students to work in small groups to direct and perform scenes from classic fairy tales. Ages 3-8. $5. Registration required. 272-3700; Mariemont.


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

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 100, Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 all four sessions;or $10 per session. 271-5111. Madisonville.

Art Exhibits

On Stage - Comedy

Nature Through the Seasons, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 677-7600. Loveland.

Nikki Glaser, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Dining Events

On Stage - Student Theater

Dinner with Salsa Friends, 8-10 p.m., Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road, Private Room. Group dinner held on the first Friday of the month. $10. 791-4424; Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness Health Screenings, 10 a.m.noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road, Blood pressure screenings, stress screenings and consultation about your wellness needs. Free. 784-0084. Silverton. Pre-Diabetes Class, 9-11 a.m., Jewish Hospital Weight Management Center, 6350 E. Galbraith Road, Information on making healthy food choices,

Cooking Classes

On Stage - Theater


Nikki Glaser, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Comedian and talk-show host. $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Antique and Junktique Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3006, Free. 683-4757; Loveland.

You Can’t Take It with You, 7:30 p.m., Sycamore High School, $8 advance, $10 at the door. 686-1770; Montgomery.

On Stage - Comedy

Karaoke and Open Mic

Antiques Shows

On Stage - Student Theater

Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 8740 Montgomery Road, 891-8277. Sycamore Township.

Frankly Speaking About Lung Cancer, 6-8:30 p.m., Cancer Support Community, 4918 Cooper Road, Presented by Dr. David Waterhouse. Information about most current treatments, strategies for symptom management and tools for survivorship. With Dr. Apurva Mehta. 791-4060; calendar. Blue Ash.


Nikki Glaser, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

West Moon Street, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, West Moon Street, by Rob Urbinati and directed by Jef Brown. Young Lord Arthur is deliriously happy, just down from Oxford and engaged to be married, when a mysterious palm reader predicts that he will commit a murder. A proper English gentleman, Arthur believes it is his duty to get this killing business over with before he marries. But his education has not provided him with the required skills, and a hilarious series of mishaps ensues as he sets about finding a victim. $17. Through Nov. 18. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Health / Wellness

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

You Can’t Take It with You, 7:30 p.m., Sycamore High School, $8 advance, $10 at the door. 686-1770; Montgomery.

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

Pets Cat Adoptions, 1-3 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 5619 Orlando Place, Volunteers answer questions about the cats. Presented by Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic. Through Dec. 30. 871-7297; Madisonville.

Runs / Walks

Mariemont Players presents “West Moon Street,” at the Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road (just East of Mariemont), Nov. 2-18. A mysterious palm reader predicts that young Lord Arthur will commit a murder. Hilarious mishaps ensue as Arthur, engaged to be married, believes it is his duty to get this killing over with before he marries. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Nov. 1 (preview), Nov. 2, Nov. 3, Nov. 8, Nov. 9, Nov. 10, Nov. 15 and Nov. 16; at 7 p.m. Nov. 4; at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 11; at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov.17, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 18. For more information or to order tickets for “West Moon Street,” call Betsy at (513) 684-1236. ictured, Larry Behymer and Nathan Henegar rehearse a scene in the play. THANKS TO JENNY MIELBRECHT

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to life@community along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Moebius Syndrome Foundation Walk, 9-11 a.m., Madeira Middle School, 6612 Miami Ave., Walk will be 2.2 miles long from Madeira Middle School to Madeira High School and back. Hot chocolate and water provided. Benefits Moebius Syndrome Foundation. $10. 5615555. Madeira. Symmes Township.

Karaoke and Open Mic

Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

Home & Garden Designing Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths, 6:30 p.m., Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, 7770 E. Kemper Road, Project consultants and designers discuss trends in kitchen and bath design. Light fare provided. Ages 18 and up. Free. 489-7700; Sharonville.

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

Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 891-8277. Sycamore Township.

Karaoke and Open Mic

Music - Classical


Holiday Gift Showcase, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, More than 40 local small businesses on site to showcase their products and service, one-of-akind items and gift giving ideas for the holiday season. Free admission. 405-3085; Blue Ash.

Encore! Linton Chamber Music Series, 7:30-9:30 p.m. The Miami String Quartet joined by pianist Benjamin Hochman and violist Steven Tennenbom. Program of Mendelssohn, Shostakovich and Brahms., Congregation Beth Adam, 10001 Loveland-Madeira Road, $30, $10 students. 3816868; Loveland.

Diabetes Dinner/Lecture, 6-7:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Pavilion’s Health Promotion department provides dinner and discussion to help manage diabetes and prediabetes. Participants leave with information, diabetes friendly recipes and exercise plan. $40 two people, $25 single. 9850900. Montgomery.



On Stage - Theater

Art Exhibits

Cooking Classes

Nature Through the Seasons, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 677-7600. Loveland.

Elegant but Easy Holiday Entertaining, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Marilyn helps you prepare for the holiday season with this impressive dinner menu. $65. 489-6400; Symmes Township.


Dining Events St. Margaret of Cortona and St. John Vianney Parish Turkey Dinner, 1-7 p.m., St. Margaret of Cortona Church, 6000 Murray Road, Includes homemade mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberries, green beans, drinks and desserts. Enter drawings for a chance to win Kroger certificates, baskets of fruit and more. $9, $5 children. 271-0856. Madisonville.

On Stage - Comedy Nikki Glaser, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Dance Cincinnati Ballet In Step Program, 2-3 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Cincinnati Ballet brings special floor into gallery and recreates “A Day in the Life of a Ballet Dancer.” $10 per family. Registration required. 272-3700; Mariemont.

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

Pets Cat Adoptions, Noon-2 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 8717297; Madisonville.

MONDAY, NOV. 5 Cooking Classes Cooking Class: Dewey’s - Pizza and More, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Enjoy some of Dewey’s favorites as well as a special pizza creation just for you. $40. 489-6400;

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7 Art & Craft Classes Portrait Painting and Drawing Class, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Deborah discusses, with weekly demonstrations and one-on-one instruction, how to achieve spontaneity, character and life in your figure painting. $80 per month. Reservations required. 259-9302; Mariemont.

Cooking Classes Kid’s Healthy Cooking Classes, 4-6 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road. Ages 11-14. $40. Registration required. 315-3943; Silverton. Healthy Harvest Recipes, Noon-1 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Cafe Manager Stacie Pabst and Pavilion Dietitian Kathy Haugen explore creative and new ways to enjoy fall harvest. $10. 9850900. Montgomery.

Health / Wellness Holiday Weight Loss Challenge, 6:30-7:30 p.m., CourtHouse Fitness Center, 8229 Camargo Road, Weekly through Dec. 12. Learn how to take control and lose weight this season. Exercise session with personal trainers included with weekly weigh-in meeting at 6:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. Cash prizes to winners. Ages 21 and up. $50. 390-7468. Madeira.

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

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, Donations accepted. 673-0174. Blue Ash. Family Education and Support Group for Addiction and Codependency, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Free. 432-4182; Montgomery.

FRIDAY, NOV. 9 Antiques Shows Antique and Junktique Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3006, 127 Karl Brown Way, Electronics, furniture, collectibles, antiques, toys, household items, books and baby and seasonal items. Benefits Children’s Meeting House Montessori School in Loveland. Free. 683-4757; Loveland.

Cooking Classes Cooking Class: Holiday Sweet Breads, 6-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Breads with Kathy Lehr. $60. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Health / Wellness


Health Screenings, 10 a.m.noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, Free. 784-0084. Silverton. American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Review, 5-9 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Concludes 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 10. To recertify current ARC lifeguards. $200. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Exercise Classes

On Stage - Theater

Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, $30. Registration required. 315-3943; Silverton. Cooking Class: Classic French Bread, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Follow Kathy Lehr through basic chemistry of combining yeast, flour, water and salt. $60. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Craft Shows Fall Craft Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Some 50 crafters and vendors. Pumpkins available on front lawn. Family friendly. Free. 791-3142; Montgomery. Holiday Fair, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Trinity Community Church, 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Handmade crafts, wreaths, Premiere Jewelry, Tupperware, Pampered Chef and more. 791-7631. Deer Park.

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

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, $30 all four sessions;or $10 per session. 2715111. Madisonville.

Music - Concerts Music at Ascension Chamber Concert Series, 7:30 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 7333 Pfeiffer Road, With Gina Beck, soprano. Free, donations accepted. 793-3288. Montgomery.

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

Pets Cat Adoptions, 1-3 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 871-7297; Madisonville.

SUNDAY, NOV. 11 Art Exhibits Second Sunday at the Barn, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Members exhibit artwork in Lindner Classroom on second Sunday of every month; artists’ studios open as well. Oils, watercolors, pastels, and unique handmade jewelry for show and sale. Free. 2723700; Mariemont.

On Stage - Theater West Moon Street, 2 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Parenting Classes Foster Parent Training, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Diversion Foster Care, 10921 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 315. Begin process of becoming licensed foster parent. Family friendly. Free. Through Feb. 11. 984-2031; Blue Ash.

Pets Cat Adoptions, Noon-2 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 8717297; Madisonville.

MONDAY, NOV. 12 Clubs & Organizations Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Family friendly. Free. 351-5005; Madeira.



Start the holidays with brandied fruit

Brandied fruit starter

This is one of those recipes that creates memories and starts traditions. You need to start this within about a month before using or giving as a gift from the kitchen. This is easy and beautiful. Now if the cans of fruit are a bit less, or more, than what’s listed below, that’s OK. And packed in juice or syrup is OK, too. I used apricot brandy but plain or peach is OK. 16 oz. can diced peaches, drained (or sliced peaches diced) 16 oz. can apricot halves, drained and cut in fourths 20 oz. can pineapple tidbits, drained 10 oz. jar maraschino cherry halves, drained 11⁄4 cups sugar 11⁄2 cups brandy

Combine everything together. Pour into glass jar or glass bowl, cover and let sit at room temperature at least three weeks before serving, stirring twice a week. Serve over ice cream or cake. Reserve at least 1 cup starter at all times. To replenish starter: To your reserved cup of fruit, add 1 cup sugar and one of the first four ingredients every one to three weeks, alternating fruit each time. I’ll taste the mixture and if it seems like it needs more brandy, I’ll add a bit. Cover and let stand at room temperature at least three days before serving each time starter is replenished.

Breakfast pizza

Fun for kids and nice for the weekend. Substitute turkey sausage if you like.

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8 oz. can refrigerated crescent rolls 1 pound pork sausage, cooked and drained (can do ahead) 2 cups shredded favorite cheese: I like cheddar and mozzarella 5 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 ⁄2 cup milk 3 ⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano Bit of salt and several grindings pepper (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll crescent rolls, separating into eight triangles. Place with points toward center on sprayed 12-inch pizza pan. Press perforations together to form crust. Bake 8 minutes on lowest rack. Remove and reduce temperature to 350 degrees. Spoon sausage over dough and sprinkle with cheeses. Combine eggs, milk and seasonings. Carefully pour over sausage mixture starting in the middle. Bake 30-35 minutes or until crust is golden. Serves 6-8.

Smoky black beans For Lindsey B., who wanted to make a homemade version for filling burritos.

1 small onion Chipotle chilies canned in adobo sauce 2 pounds canned black beans, rinsed and drained Olive oil 1 cup water Up to 3⁄4 cup fresh orange juice

Mince onion. Cook over low heat in a bit of olive oil until softened. Add 1 tablespoon chipotle chilies (I take the whole can, process the mixture in a food processor and then it’s easy to measure) or less if you want. Cook for a couple of minutes, then add beans, 1 cup water and juice. Simmer and mash mixture a few times until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes. Season with salt.

Brandied fruit starter contains pantry staple canned fruits. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

Rita’s brandied fruit makes a great holiday gift from the kitchen. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.


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RELIGION Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church

Join a weekly intercessory prayer time from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Friday evening. Each session begins with a time of worship followed by intercession. Pray America is meeting in the contemporary worship space of Armstrong Chapel. For more information contact Sue Heffelfinger 513-527-4639. Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church is again offering its Divorce Care program to the community and making three additional support


groups available too. The following divorce-related programs are offered at the church, 5125 Drake Road in Indian Hill. Divorce Care for Kids, Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Room 209. This 13-week session is for children ages 5-12 years. Divorce Care for Teens, Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the “L” youth facility. This 13-week session is for students grades 6-12. Divorce Care, for individuals who are separated or divorced, is Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Armstrong Room. It’s a 13-week session and there is no charge.


Grief Share, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Room. This 13-week program will help participants understand the grieving process and offers them resources for rebuilding their lives. Each group is open to the public, there is no registration fee and interested individuals may join a group at any time. For more information, call the church office at 561-4220. The church is at 5125 Drake Road; 561-4220; www.armstrong

Ascension Lutheran Church



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

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ROMAN CATHOLIC ST. GERTRUDE PARISH Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-8020 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

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

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


Senior Pastor, Rev. Dave Robinette 986 Nordyke Road - 45255 (Cherry Grove turn off Beechmont at Beechmont Toyota) Worship Service, Sunday 10:45 am Classes For All Ages, Sunday 9:15 am Prayer Service Wednesday, 6:45 pm

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

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Trusting God When Life Is Puzzling: When Life Changes" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

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Music at Ascension chamber concert series will feature soprano Gina Beck on Saturday, November 10. Beck will present “songs of leading women from the Broadway stage.” The concert is at 7:30 p.m. in the Ascension sanctuary. All concerts are free and open to the community. Ascension’s community food drive for NEEDS emergency service gathered 300 food items for the NEEDS food pantry. The congregation donated 115 health kits and 20 pounds of soap for Lutheran World Relief. The women’s weekly Bible study participants are reading “Unfailing Love, Growing Closer to Jesus Christ.” Guests are welcome. The women meet on Thursday mornings at 9:30 except the 2nd Thursday of the month when they join the women’s Wheel of Friendship monthly gathering. Worship services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday School, Confirmation and Adult Forum are at 9:45 a.m. The community is invited to participate in the activities and worship services. Ascension is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288; www.ascensionlutheran

Blue Ash Presbyterian Church

Marcie Bucoy-Calavan is the new music director at the church. The services will now combine traditional and contemporary music selections. Sunday School classes (Bible 101 and the Thoughtful Christian) meet at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Jacob’s Ladder is the theme for Sunday School (pre-K through 12th grade); these classes are held after the children’s sermon in the worship service. God Squad, the youth group, is meeting regularly now and planning new events. Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to attend. Sunday worship services are at 10:30 a.m. Nursery care is available. The church is at 4309 Cooper Road; 791-1153;

Brecon United Methodist Church

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

Chabad Jewish Center

Chabad Jewish Center’s The Goldstein Family Learning Academy will present “The Kabbalah of You: A Guide to Unlocking Your Hidden Potential,” the institute’s new sixsession Fall 2012 course that will begin Thursday, Nov. 1, and Monday, Nov. 5. Rabbi Yisroel Mangel of Chabad Jewish Center will conduct the six course sessions on Thursdays from 9:30 11:0 a.m. or Mondays from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Chabad Jewish Center. “As diverse as our talents and interests may be, there is an underlying core that is common to all,” Mangel said. “We all share that humanity, that dignity that makes our lives immeasurably valuable. ‘The Kabbalah of You’ addresses that core.” Through the examination of the entire spectrum of what it means to be human, “The Kabbalah of You” offers recipes, tips, and techniques for not only discovering where your true meaning lies, but in actually making it a part of your daily existence. These sessions will help you see life as the mysterious, challenging, and satisfying wonder that it really is. “Bringing light to what it is that makes you. You will enable you to discover new depths of meaning that will have an impact on every aspect of your existence,” Mangel said. “Joy, contentment, courage, selfcontrol, a meaningful relation-

ABOUT RELIGION ITEMS The Community Press welcomes news about a special service, rummage sale, dinner, bazaar, festival, revival, musical presentation or any special activity that is open to the public. Deadline: Two weeks before publication date E-mail: with “religion” in subject line Fax: 249-1938 ship with G-d, beautiful relationships with others—these are some of the benefits of being in sync with your deepest self.” Like all previous programs, The Kabbalah of You is designed to appeal to people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. All courses are open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue, temple, or other house of worship. Interested students may call 793-5200 or visit for registration and other course-related information. Chabad Jewish Center is at 3977 Hunt Road, Cincinnati; 793-5200;

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Weekday Children’s Activities – Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.). Afternoon session is available on Tuesday. Register on-line at Annual craft show will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,Nov. 10, at the church. Start Christmas shopping early. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242; 791-3142;

Community Lighthouse Church of God

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

Epiphany United Methodist Church

Wee Three Kings Preschool has openings for the 3-year-old afternoon and 18-36 month Parent’s Day Out classes. Parents Day Out meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays. Parents may choose one or two days a week. The 3-year-old class meets two afternoons per week, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Spots are filling fast. Call 6834256. The church offers three worship services – two contemporary and one traditional. Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. are contemporary services and 10:30 a.m. is a traditional service. All services have Sunday School and a professionallystaffed nursery available for infants through 3-year-olds. The church is at 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road, Loveland; 677-9866;

Good Shepherd Catholic Church

The church has Roman Catholic Mass with contemporary music Sundays at 4 p.m. 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 at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 5034262;

Hartzell United Methodist Church

Hartzell dedicated “Nic’s Room” (the youth room) on Sunday, Oct. 28. A sauerkraut dinner and auction is planned for Saturday, Nov. 3. Doors open at 5 p.m. for snacks, and dinner is served at 6 p.m. Bid and buy baskets will be available as well as a lot of gift certificates from local merchants. Cost is $10 per person. Menu includes sauerkraut, choice of pork roast, roast beef or sausage, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, dessert and drinks. All proceeds go to the Families in Need Christmas baskets. Reservations are needed. Call the church office to

reserve a seat and/or donate toward the baskets. Hartzell United Methodist women will have the annual Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, Nov. 16; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 17. A luncheon of turkey tetrazini, green beans, cranberry jello salad, rolls, cake, and beverage will be served for $8 for adults. The church presents “The Glory of the King” in three professionally-produced performances at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7; 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8; and 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9. A 16-piece orchestra, 25-member choir and a professional cast of actors will perform. The program is directed by Zahery D. Riggins. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for ages 6 and under. Visit the Facebook page: “Hartzell United Methodist Church presents ‘The Glory of the King.’ Contact Pat Burchett at 891-9823 for tickets or more information. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

Lighthouse Baptist Church

Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Sunday morning service is 11 a.m. Sunday evening service is 6 p.m. Wednesday service is 7 p.m. Master Clubs are 7 p.m., Wednesdays. The church uses the King James Bible, sings traditional hymns and 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, 11330 Williamson Road, Blue Ash; 709-3344.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

New Worship times are: Sunday School 9:15-10 a.m.; fellowship 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; worship 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Bible Study began at 9:15 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 16, with “The Four Gospels,” a book by Chester Wilkins and led by LPC Elder George Kopittke. On the same Sunday, Pastor Stephen Melton started his class on the meaning of the Presbyterian symbol. Sunday School is available for all ages. The youth group for grades seven to 12 meets monthly and conducts fund raisers for their activities. The church is at 360 Robin, Loveland; 683-2525;

Loveland United Methodist Church

The turkey dinner, auction and bake sale is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Dinner prices are $7 for ages 12 to adult, $6 for seniors, $4 for kids ages 4 to 11 and free for children 3 and younger. All proceeds fund missions to build homes for Habitat for Humanity and Henderson House. The Worship team recently began offering two services: “Classic Tradition” at 9 a.m.; “Engage!” – a contemporary worship offering at 10:30 a.m. The Children’s team will be offering nursery care all morning, and Sunday school for all ages up through grade six during both worship services. In addition, the Sunday morning experience will provide life-changing teenage studies, including confirmation class, as well as adult learning opportunities. The ministry leaders are working on finalizing plans for these offerings. for Sunday class times for teenagers and adults. To find out about all the ministry offerings at Loveland UMC, visit, follow us on Facebook, or call Pat Blankenship, director of ministry operations, at 683-1738. The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738; .







The Montgomery Woman's Club led off its 2012-2013 Town Hall Lecture Series with laughs galore Oct. 10-11. Comedian and actor Jamie Farr entertained large audiences at the Montgomery Assembly of God and the Sycamore Junior High School Auditorium. Farr, of course, is best known for his role as the cross-dressing Cpl. (and later Sgt.) Maxwell Klinger on the hit television sitcom “M*A*S*H.” Farr related dozens of stories and jokes about his life and career on stage and screen, and spoke of the important influence Red Skelton and Danny Thomas played in his early decision to become an actor. His breakthrough role was that of a mentally challenged student, Santini, in the 1955 film, "Blackboard Jungle.” Drawn to television by the late 1950s, he appeared on "The Red Skelton Show.” “The Danny Kaye Show" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show.” His role as Klinger in the “M*A*S*H” series was classic. In the Korean War sitcom he wore dresses in an effort to earn a Section 8 discharge as being crazy, but as the years passed his character matured from being a visual joke to becoming more sensitive and resourceful. To conclude the evening's entertainment, Farr shared some hilarious film outtakes from several "M*A*S*H” episodes, followed by a lively questionand-answer session with the audience. This presentation was the

An interested patron prepares for some laughs as she reads over guest speaker Jamie Farr's bio. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS first of four for the 2012-13 season, which just happens to be the 50th year of the Montgomery Woman's Club celebrated series. Town Hall Lecture Series proceeds are typically donated as scholarships for area students and other educational endeavors. Next up will be Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard, who will speak Nov. 14-15. In March and April the featured speakers will be Louis Freeh, former FBI director, and Lisa Ling, of ABC News. Those interested in acquiring tickets should contact cchttp://www.montgomery or call (513) 684-1632.

Jamie Farr, best known for his role as Maxwell Klinger on the hit television sitcom "M*A*S*H," provides a lively evening of entertainment to the Town Hall Lecture Series audience at the Sycamore Junior High School Oct. 10. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Dean Smittle, retired Air Force colonel, military analyst, art educator and disabled Vietnam veteran, spoke at the general meeting of the Madeira Woman's Club. Smittle spoke on the intriguing topic of "Aliens." Club members Betty Rader and Dee Hopping look on as Smittle speaks. THANKS TO RUTH KINNEY

Marine Corps Birthday Ball set The Montezuma-Cincinnati Detachment No. 270 has planned its annual Marine Corps Birthday Ball to celebrate life, friendship and years of dedicated service to the USA. Families and friends are encouraged to attend as well. Enjoy a reception,

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Jewelery designer to mingle with fans Internationally acclaimed jewelry designer Marco Bicego will mingle with fans and introduce new designs at James Free Jewelers in Montgomery, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. It will be one of just two such appearances during his upcoming visit to the United States. “Italian designers have long set the tone for what’s hot in the jewelry industry, and Marco Bicego is one of that country’s leading names in the industry,” said Michael Karaman, president of James Free Jewelers. “He will bring hundreds of rare pieces, including some that are one of a kind. It is no exaggeration to say each one is a collector’s item.” Bicego, who hails from a long line of Italian goldsmiths, is known for exquisite, multi-textured designs that blend Old World craftsmanship with a contemporary flair. Inspired by nature and by Bicego’s travel experiences, two characteristic features of his designs are exclusive

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the event. Bicego began his training as a gold artisan at his father’s 50-year-old atelier. His instincts were refined at the workbench and led him to begin experimenting with design, blending urban-inspired lines with ethnic motifs and merging natural forms with artistic outlines. This pure craftsmanship can be found in his manipulation of gold; transforming this luxurious element into spirals and hand-engraved beads. James Free Jewelers is at 9555 Main St., Montgomery 45242. For more information, call (513) 793-0133 or visit

SVDP goal: Collect 4,000 winter coats The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and WLWT News 5 announce the 11th annual 5 Cares Coat Drive, which runs through Dec. 1. Coat drive partners are Gold Star Chili, City Dash, Kemba Credit Union, Starr Printing and local fire departments. With convenient dropoff locations across the Tri-State at Gold Star Chili restaurants, Kemba Credit Union branches, Stor-All, local fire stations, and other locations, it is easy to make a difference by donating a new or gently used coat along with hats, scarves and gloves. “There will be many families this winter who will struggle to provide basics such as food, shelter and heat. For some of them, buying warm coats is a lux-

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POLICE REPORTS INDIAN HILL Arrests/citations Garth S. Finch, 53, 6230 Hawkridge, speed, Oct. 6. Amy M. Cook, 38, 7209 Maryland Ave., speed, Oct. 7. David A. Green, 26, 3300 Snider Malott Road, speed, Oct. 7. Terrance Boggs, 22, 7204 South Ave., driving under suspension, Oct. 8. Jacqueline E. Lindberg, 44, 7315 Drake Ave., no drivers license, driving under influence, Oct. 8. James W. Mcfarland, 47, 8475 Kugler Mill, right of way on highway, Oct. 9. Linda M. Reynolds, 53, 6372 Pawnee Ridge, speed, Oct. 9. Cynthia Weaver, 48, 6679 Waters Edge Court, speed, Oct. 9. William R. King, 67, 118 Dogwood , speed, Oct. 9. Cameron W. Collins, 18, 2900 Whitley Court, speed, Oct. 9. Susan Spear-Webster, 60, 10413 Briarcove Lane, speed, Oct. 10. Blake P. Mccormick, 23, 3581 Kroger Ave., speed, Oct. 10. Jeffrey Becker, 22, 7264 Bobby Lane, failure to control, Oct. 10.

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Indian Hill Rangers, Chief Chuck Schlie, 5617000

Incidents/investigations Dispute Dispute between neighbors reported at 7900 block of Indian Hill Road, Oct. 6. Theft Two leaf blowers taken from truck at Ravenswalk Lane, Oct. 5. Male reported a theft at 8525 Fox Club Lane, Oct. 5.


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Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit www.grailville.orgor 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. 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-and-older 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 nationally-renowned 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. 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 opportuni-

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Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati – Professionals can use their administrative skills to help a busy, growing nonprofit manage its projects and members. Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati is looking for someone with experience in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook to assist in the Blue Ash office. Volunteers set their own days and hours and enjoy nice working conditions and friendly, bright volunteers and staff. Help the ESCC help other nonprofits succeed. Contact Darlyne Koretos for more information at 791-6230, ext. 10. ESCC is at 10945 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 108.


Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for volunteers in a variety of areas. Call 865-1164 for information and to receive a volunteer application. Crossroads Hospice – Volunteers are wanted to join the team of Ultimate Givers who strive to provide extra love and comfort to terminally-ill patients and their families in Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland and Warren counties. Volunteers are also needed to support signature programs inspired by Jim Stovall’s novel, “The Ultimate Gift” The Gift of a Day program asks patients what their perfect day is and staff and volunteers work to make it a reality. Ultimate Givers visit with patients in their homes, assisted living facilities and nursing facilities and help with clerical duties at the Crossroads office. They provide emotional support and companionship to patients and family members, assist with errands or provide respite for those caring for terminally-ill loved ones.For more information or to sign up as an Ultimate Giver, call 7935070 or compete an application online at volunteering. Before becoming a Crossroads Hospice Ultimate Giver, participants must complete an application, TB skin test and training session lead by members of the Crossroads team. Volunteers must wait a minimum of one year after the death of an immediate family member or loved one before applying. Sycamore Senior Center – is in

desperate need of volunteers to deliver meals to the homebound elderly in northern Hamilton County as part of its home delivered meals program. Volunteers deliver food to the elderly one day a week, any day Monday through Friday. Pick-up is between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Most drivers complete their deliveries by noon depending on the amount of time a volunteer spends at each home while delivering. Families and groups sharing a route are welcome. The need for volunteers is immediate. Service areas include Amberley Village, Arlington Heights, Blue Ash, Camp Dennison, Deer Park, Dillonvale, Evendale, Forest Park, Glendale, Greenhills, Gulf Manor, Indian Hill, Kenwood, Kennedy Heights, Lincoln Heights, Lockland, Loveland, Madeira, Montgomery, Pleasant Ridge, Reading, Rossmoyne, Sharonville, Silverton, Springdale, Springfield Township, Sycamore Township, Symmes Township, Wyoming and Woodlawn. Call 686-1013, 984-1234 or e-mail Meals on Wheels – Volunteers are needed on Mondays to drive weekly, bi-weekly or monthly from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Volunteers would pick up meals from Deupree House in Hyde Park and deliver a 90-minute route to eastern Cincinnati shut-ins. A valid driver’s license and car insurance are required. For more information or to volunteer, contact Chris Lemmon at 2721118 or e-mail her at

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. Girl Scouts of Western Ohio – is looking for volunteers to help with school recruitments. There are more than 1,500 elementary schools in the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio region and we want to recruit at all of them. To ensure we are able to extend membership at each school, we need your help. If you are willing to talk to girls and parents about Girl Scouts and help form new troops, consider serving as a fall membership campaign volunteer. Fall membership campaign volunteers work in partnership with Girl Scout staff members to host recruitment and sign-up events at local area schools and tell girls and adults the benefits of Girls Scouts. This

is a short-term volunteer commitment that would take place from August to October. In addition to fall membership campaign volunteers, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is always seeking troop leaders to help build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. To discover who they can be, girls need access to wise adults who both inspire and respect them. Through Girl Scouts, girls learn valuable skills, equipping them to better navigate life by making sound decisions, facing challenges and working toward future goals. On this amazing journey, girls also discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together. To find out more

information about becoming a fall membership campaign volunteer or a troop leader for Girl Scouts, visit our website at www.girlscoutsofwesternohio .orgor call 489-1025 or 800-5376241. Interested individuals must complete an application, background check and references. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-the-scenes 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. mail or visit

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Brush & Palette Painters art show begins Nov. 16 The Brush & Palette Painters, a longtime painting group, have painted in venues like old Milford, Findlay Market the new Washington Park and a number of private gardens this past summer. They just returned from a three-day painting jaunt to Brookville Lake area. The Brush & Palette Painters are preparing for a grand new show for the holiday season. It begins with an opening reception, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov.16, at Frame Designs, 9745 Loveland-Madeira Road. The show runs through Dec. 29. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The artists in Brush & Palette Painters are from various suburbs of the city and share a love of creating beautiful works of art. The members include: Helen Fondacaro, Adele Garneret, Nathalie Gerberick, Susan Grier, Marilynn Hesford (all from Montgomery). Kathi Blake (Blue Ash), Laurie Arshonsky (Symmes Township), Nancy Achberger (Milford), Carolyn Muller (Sharonville), Martha Carmody (Evendale), Barbara Chenault (Maineville), Joy Kashdan Gla-

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Kathi Blake's oil painting "Winter Light." PROVIDED ser, (Sycamore Township) Joyce Meier (Mount Washington), Nancy Nordloh Neville (Pleasant Ridge) and Mary Jean Weber

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Carriage Court of Kenwood raised $1,300 at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Sawyer Point Oct. 6. Staff, family and friends volunteer annually for this fundraiser. The Alzheimer's Association “Walk to End Alzheimer's” is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. This inspiring event

calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. Carriage Court of Kenwood, a Meridian Senior Living Community, offers assisted living, memory care and rehabilitation, is at 4650 E. Galbraith Road, just across from Jewish Hospital. Contact Carriage Court at (513) 792-9697 for additional information or a tour.

Krista Ramsey, Columnist

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