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The Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church is going to have to celebrate its golden anniversary without 96-yearold member Jane Hoffman, who suffered a fall at her home at Twin Lakes at Montgomery. Hoffman’s Hoffman, circa legs are black 1999 and blue, but her memory is intact. She recently sat down with a Community Press reporter to discuss her road as a life-long Presbyterian, which included an early stint in a one-room church in Silverton without air-conditioning or plumbing and led to the church in Madeira. SEE STORY, A2

Fire agreement

Madeira has agreed to continue contracting with the Madeira & Indian Hill Joint Fire District for fire and life-squad services. Madeira City Council Nov. 23 approved a five-year agreement with the Village of Indian Hill and the joint fire district, effective Jan. 1. The Indian Hill Village Council and the joint fire district’s Board of Trustees are expected to approve the agreement by year’s end. SEE STORY, A4

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Traffic at the intersection of Plainville and Murray has long been a problem for Columbia Township. Now, township officials and Hamilton County are looking at an interesting solution. Columbia Township is hoping to potentially construct a roundabout on Plainville Road to alleviate traffic concerns on the county road. Another roundabout was being considered for Bramble and Plainville roads, but that idea has since been scrapped. SEE STORY, A4 For the Postmaster

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Resident Lincoln Pavey has an idea, and now he’s got the Indian Hill Village Council’s attention. During a recent council meeting, Pavey, a WWII veteran, questioned why the village doesn’t have a veterans memorial, unlike numerous neighboring communities. He said he brought the idea to council because “everybody else has one and we don’t.” It seems that could change, with the village Grounds CommitPROVIDED tee agreeing with City Manager The Blue Ash Veterans Memorial is one of many veterans memorials in the area. Indian Hill Village Council is looking at the possibility of a memorial in Mike Burns’ suggestion to form a the village. committee to discuss the possibility of the veterans memorial project. Councilwoman Lindsay McLean, a member of the Grounds Committee, said the group met recently and decided a committee should be established to determine the type of memorial, where to place it and how much it could cost. She said Pavey has been asked to join, and the group will look to place at least one more veteran from the village in the committee before proceeding. “We need to review and look at potential sites,” McLean said during the meeting. Pavey said he looks forward to the committee forming and is pleased the village not only considered his idea but is looking into making it a reality. FILE PHOTO “I’m just happy the concept is being accepted,” The Springdale Veterans Memorial is one of numerous memorials in the area. Indian Hill is looking into the possibility of he said. creating a memorial in the village.

Church gives cheer to inmates’ children By Rob Dowdy rdowdy@communitypress.com

The holiday season is here, which means churches and charitable organizations are putting forth even more effort to help those less fortunate. One group in need of some holiday cheer is children with parents in prison during the holiday season. Indian Hill Church is one of several churches in the area that participates in Angel Tree, a national program that provides gifts to children of inmates. Linda Seal, chairwoman of the church’s outreach committee, said Indian Hill Church has been involved with the program for about 10 years.

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Jim Hammond and Linda Seal are just two of the people at Indian Hill Church who help bring the Angel Tree program to life each Christmas. The program gives gifts to children whose parents are in prison.

She said the church receives a list of 75 children’s names. Church members then pick their names from a tree at the church and spend approximately $50 buying gifts for them. Seal said the church has traditionally taken about 100 names for donations, but cut back this year due to other charitable endeavors. “We don’t want to take more than we can handle,” she said. Jim Hammond, who coordinates the Angel Tree program, said each donation is delivered by the person who purchased the gift, and each of the gifts are marked as coming from the child’s incarcerated parent. “I think it’s a wonderful thing,” Hammond said.

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I understand your father, James Kirkpatrick, an insurance salesman, and your mother, Fanny Hoffman, later the first female member and first female clerk of the Presbytery of Cincinnati, were very involved in church and made sure you and your two younger sisters attended regularly and often. “I was christened in Evanston Presbyterian Church. I started attending Silverton Presbyterian Church in 1920, when I was 6 years old. I joined the church in 1924. I can say the church has always been an important part of my life. Silverton Presbyterian Church was kind of everybody’s social center. We had services on Wednesday night. We had Sunday School on Sunday morning and then the worship service. Then after that, at about 4 or 5 o’clock in the afternoon, we had something called

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‘Christian Endeavor,’ which was like a young people’s service. Then the church had another worship service. I used to walk to and from church sometimes three times on Sunday.” What were things like when you were growing up? “We lived on a small gentleman’s farm near the Silverton church. We had a cow. We had a horse and chickens and hogs. Everybody had a vegetable garden back then. Silverton Presbyterian Church was a frame structure with no air conditioning or bathrooms. We had a horse barn in back of the church with some walls and a full roof where people could put their horses when it was pouring down rain and also keep the horses out of the sun in the summer. The church started one of the first vacation Bible schools in the area. It was run by Lydia Perin, who was the first person I had ever known who had been to the Holy Land. She was a very interesting woman and did all the worship and sermons.” You met and married your husband, Vernon Hoffman, a lawyer and accountant who would die in 1983, at the Silverton church. You had two children: a son Kirk who now splits his time between Mansfield and Naples, Fla., and a daughter Karen who now lives in Philadelphia. Tell me a little about your married life. “We moved to Madeira as bride and groom in 1939. My husband worked at the only building and loan in Madeira then. I graduated from the Christ Hospital School of Nursing and did volunteer work after I married. The war (World War II) was on, and they needed help. They would call people in to give relief, which I did.” How did the Silverton church raise the money needed to move into a new building in Kenwood, later called the Silverwood Presbyterian Church? “The Ladies Aid Society and the Ladies Missionary Society were the two fundraising groups. They would have a lawn fete in the summer and church dinners that they called

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The Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church is going to have to celebrate its golden anniversary without 96year-old m e m b e r Jane Hoffman, who suffered a Hoffman, circa fall at her 1999 home at Twin Lakes at Montgomery. Hoffman’s legs are black and blue, but her memory is intact. She recently sat down with a Community Press reporter to discuss her road as a life-long Presbyterian, which included an early stint in a one-room church in Silverton without air-conditioning or plumbing and led to the church in Madeira, which has completed a $425,000 renovation project with high-tech features such as flat-screen video monitors and new sound system. The 50th anniversary celebration will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. It will mark the first service the Madeira Presbyterian Church at its current site at 8000 Miami Ave. That was in December 1959. In 1999, the church merged with the Silverwood Presbyterian Church, formerly on Galbraith Road in Kenwood and the successor to the Silverton Presbyterian Church on Plainfield Road. The combined church was named the Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church.

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chicken dinners. Here’s a story: women making the dinners would bring live chickens to the church. To keep the chickens quiet, they would cover their heads and put them in a gunny sack. One time when the women got back to the church, they found that the chickens were unconscious and nearly suffocated. People ran to the fire house next door to get the fire chief to help revive the chickens. Then they cut off their heads, dipped the chickens into hot water and pulled off their feathers. “The church had an unwritten rule: Never eat a dead animal. You couldn’t eat a dead animal and besides, the blood didn’t run out right. Since the church had no kitchen, people put their coal oilburning stoves into the back of their cars and drove them to the church to cook the dinners.” What happened with the Silverwood Presbyterian Church? “We had a big group at first, then membership began to dwindle. We had different ministers and there are always some people who come and go based on the ministers they like. After World War II, companies sent people all over the United States as well as outside the country. Young people would go to college and take jobs elsewhere.” In 1999, you were one of some 60 Silverwood members who merged with the Madeira Presbyterian Church to create the Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church. Although you won’t be able to attend the anniversary services, what would you say to the congregation if you had a chance? “Every 10 or 15 or 20 years a church has some kind of blow-up. Just hang in there. Things change. People forget and people come who never even knew it happened.” By my count, you’ve been pastored by seven ministers and a handful of interim ministers. Who was your favorite? “The Rev. Charles S. Williams (one of the ministers at the Silverton church). He was like a father figure. He was very strict. He didn’t want us to dance in the church. He never played cards or drank alcohol.” What is your favorite hymn and Bible verse? “I like the old hymns, like the ‘Old Rugged Cross.’ I go by this saying (from Luke 22): “Not my will, but Thy will be done.” Reported by Jeanne Houck

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Madeira has agreed to continue contracting with the Madeira & Indian Hill Joint Fire District for fire and life-squad services. Madeira City Council Nov. 23 approved a fiveyear agreement with the Village of Indian Hill and the joint fire district, effective Jan. 1. The Indian Hill Village Council and the joint fire district’s Board of Trustees are expected to

approve the agreement by year’s end. The cost of services in the new agreement will be split 50-50 by Madeira and Indian Hill, as they were in a 2000-through-2009 contract. Madeira has budgeted about $1.5 million for fire and life squad services in 2010, city Manager Tom Moeller said. Cost-distribution factors that led to the even split include a population distribution of 59 percent in

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port from the county to move the project forward. “It just shows roundabouts work on a small scale or a large scale,” said Michael Lemon, township administrator. Lemon said Columbia Township has received a resolution of support from the Hamilton County Transportation Improvement District and plans to continue working with nearby neighbor Mariemont to address any possible concerns that community may have with the potential project. Lemon said if those issues can be addressed, he plans to apply for project funding with Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI). The “very, very preliminary” cost of the two roundabouts would be between $3 million and $5 million, according to Lemon.


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Kenwood doctor, patient raise awareness on diabetes By Amanda Hopkins ahopkins@communitypress.com

Sweets can be tempting, especially during the holiday season, but is especially problematic for diabetics like Bobbie Burwell, who is a self-proclaimed “big sweet eater.” Burwell was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes four years ago and has since had to alter her diet and exercise in order to live with the disease which included cutting out sweets and starchy foods. “You can’t just pick up a candy bar,” Burwell said. “You’re going to pay for it later.” When a person has diabetes they do not have ability to regulate glucose in the blood, they are not making enough insulin or the body is not using insulin properly. Burwell has been able to maintain her diabetes with the help of Dr. James Frecka, an internal medicine physician at Alliance Primary Care in Kenwood. Frecka said he discusses with all of his patients about how important it is to recognize their symptoms and to get tested for diabetes. He tries to raise awareness in his office and waiting rooms about the dangers of letting the disease go untreated. November was recognized

by the American Diabetes Association as American Diabetes Month. Untreated diabetes can Frecka lead to other health complications including kidney, eye and cardiovascular problems and could even cause a stroke or heart attack. Frecka said people with a family history or are overweight or obese should be screened regularly for diabetes. Burwell experienced many of the classic symptoms of diabetes, including frequent urination, being thirsty all the time and very tired. “I was just drained,” Burwell said. Her father and brother also have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Burwell now has a daily schedule that includes regular meals and snacks and testing her blood sugar twice a daily. She also takes medication twice a day and has to give herself insulin before bed. Burwell said she does not have it all under control, but she said she has a good support system and has learned a lot from Frecka and other diabetes educators. “A good diet, good educator and doctor and exer-

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November was recognized as American Diabetes Month. According to the American Diabetes Association, 6 million Americans are living with diabetes, but it is going untreated. Symptoms include frequent urination, becoming really thirsty or hungry, a drastic change in weight, visual problems, fatigue and elevated blood sugar/glucose in the bloodstream. Dr. James Frecka, an internal medicine physician at Alliance Primary Care, recommends people who experience these symptoms should be screened for diabetes. The two most common types of diabetes are Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 is more of a genetic type that occurs at a younger age and requires insulin shots because the body is making an insufficient quantity of insulin. Type 2 is more lifestyle related and is diagnosed more in adults who may be overweight or obese. Frecka said Type 2 does not typically require insulin, but patients suffering from Type 2 will need to change diet and exercise habits and could need medication to regulate the disease. cising,” Burwell said are the key things to surviving with diabetes. Frecka said patients should monitor their symptoms and need to take care of their diabetes to avoid all of the complications. “Stay positive and keep doctors’ appointments,” Frecka said. For more information on diabetes or to check your own symptoms, visit the American Diabetes Association website at www.diabetes.org.

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Vandals have been spray painting graffiti and tearing up park property at McDaniel Park in north Sycamore Township and in other township parks. A sign at the entrance to McDaniel Park offers a reward to anyone with information who is responsible for the criminal activity.

Vandals are hitting Sycamore Twp. parks By Amanda Hopkins ahopkins@communitypress.com

Vandals have been using McDaniel Park in Sycamore Township as their new stomping grounds, spray painting graffiti and using the bleachers and park trash cans as campground accessories. Parks and recreation director Mike McKeown said the vandals moved a set of bleachers and trash cans into an area of woods behind the park, 11797 Solzman Road, and used the trash can as a fire pit. Gutters and downspouts also have been torn off some of the buildings on the park property. Graffiti was sprayed on various surfaces throughout the park. Lt. Dan Reid, the

Hamilton County Sheriff’s liaison for the township, said the markings from the park have been traced to similar markings from a Hispanic gang based in California and Mexico. Reid said the case remains under investigation. Road superintendent Tracy Kellums said the graffiti has become an ongoing problem in the township parks and they have had some trouble removing the graffiti from some of the surfaces that were targeted. “(The graffiti problem) has cost us several thousand dollars to replace equipment that could not be cleaned or was destroyed at the same time,” Kellums said. “In the past we have not been very successful removing some of the graf-

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Stephen Lento has been named to the Skidmore College Thoroughbred Society.

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Each year, Deer Park City Schools hold a Veterans Day poster contest where students are encouraged to create a poster that shows what their country and freedom mean to them and have an accompanying essay to explain it. This year Holmes Primary student Olivia Taylor Casto and Amity Elementary student Jami Baker were the winners of the Veterans Day poster contest. Their work will be displayed at Kenwood Towne Center during the upcoming holiday season. Both Casto and Baker’s posters along with the other contestants will be sent to troops serving overseas and to troops stationed at Fort Hood. Gini Niekamp, communications

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The morning kindergarten students at Holmes Primary in Deer Park perform a Thanksgiving song before the feast for parents and other guests Nov. 23.

coordinator for Deer Park schools, said she tries to send the posters to different military units each year recognizing many different many of whom are relatives of students or staff in the Deer Park schools. Niekamp said the posters would be sent out in December in time for the troops to receive them before the holiday season. “We want to extend appreciation to our veterans (past Veteran’s Day),” Niekamp said. “It’s not just that one day a year.” Niekamp said she hopes to extend programs in the schools honoring the veterans throughout the school year. “Something could grow eventually,” Niekamp said. Casto and Baker’s posters can be seen at Kenwood Towne Center through November.

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Amity Elementary student Jami Baker, center, was the school's winner of the Veterans Day poster contest. She is here with Amity principal Deb Farley, left, and teacher Jen Hopper.

Kindergartners celebrate with early Thanksgiving feast Parents, grandparents and other special guests of Holmes Primary kindergartners celebrated Thanksgiving a little early with a holiday feast on Nov. 24. Students dressed up as Pilgrims and Native Americans and performed a few songs before enjoying turkey, potatoes, pie and other Thanksgiving treats provided by the kindergarten parents. Parent volunteers helped dish out the food for the Holmes Primary kindergarten Thanksgiving feast Nov. 23. AMANDA HOPKINS/STAFF

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Students in the morning kindergarten at Holmes Primary wait for some turkey during the Thanksgiving feast Nov. 24.


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Tell government we don’t want health-care legislation Dear American Patriots: The best gift we could give our family for Christmas is true freedom. I am willing to spend every dollar that I would spend on all Christmas gifts on stopping this health-care and cap-and-trade legislation. America, we can do this. If this legislation passes we effectively assign all of our rights to make decisions regarding every aspect of our life to the government. The Government Marketing Team has done an exceptional job wrapping this legislation in palatable “humanitarian” packaging, when inside is actually pure socialism. Don’t be duped. Of course Americans want reduced health care costs and clean energy, but we can make these changes without destroying the free enterprise system, wrecking our already fragile economy and sacrificing American sovereignty.

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Compared to last year, do you plan to spend more or less on gifts this holiday season? “Our whole family has taken a big step back regarding gift giving this year. When we take a hard look at all we have, it becomes easier to spend less money and more time on each other. “I coordinate a neighborhood project each year that raises money for our local Ronald McDonald House, so I think we'll be donating to them some of the dollars we would have spent on gifts. “The economy has forced so many of us to tighten our belts and re-evaluate our priorities – perhaps it will also force us to take a harder look at how grateful we should be for what we have in life instead of fretting over what we don't have. Happy Thanksgiving!” M.M. “This year our family will spend less money, but intend to take more time in searching out lasting gifts that will be remembered and treasured by loved ones. We may even try our hand at making one or two simple gifts. My husband and I usually buy something we both want and/or need for our home; however this will have been thought out months before Christmas, including the cost of same, well in advance of December 25th! “As always, our family will celebrate and give thanks for the greatest gift of all, not one given just to us, but to the whole world – his name is Jesus. Merry Christmas, everyone! C.W. “Happily, I am gainfully employed once again after being laid off in March, but I am not making the salary that I once was – I will be spending less.” C.A.S. “In answer to the question, I plan on spending a bit more. Now, my husband plans on us spending a bit less. I’ve already been shopping online. So far, I’ve gotten just family gifts but I don’t have much to buy. I’ve gotten free shipping on everything so far.” M.E.

There are brilliant solutions being offered. Congress is turning a deaf ear on we the people. Before this Sue alleged “health and Hardenbergh care” “energy” bill Community goes one step Press guest further in the columnist Senate, we need to call on all Americans in opposition to go to Washington like many did on Sept. 12 and Nov. 5 at the Capitol, with one exception, and just stay. We need millions of people to begin gathering and surround the Senate Office Buildings and remain there peacefully and not leave until the Senate acknowledges our will and kills this legislation. Once we begin to arrive, the momentum will build and build,

Next question Do you think DUI checkpoints, set up by police during the holidays, are effective? Why or why not? Every week the Indian Hill Journal asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to indianhill@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line. “Probably about the same. However, some items are more expensive this year.” B.N. “We will likely not spend more than we did last Christmas. However, we will not cut our spending by an arbitrary amount or rate. We will endeavor to find gifts of the same quality as last Christmas, but will make a greater effort than is past years to find the sales, discounts, etc. Purchases at “regular” pricing will be very limited.” T.M. “Even though I have been unemployed a year and a half I plan on spending about the same. I can do this because I did save for the rainy day. I did put away for the unexpected and I started doing that after Sept. 11, 2001. There are defining moments in all our lives to make us grow up and be responsible for ourselves and our families … that day did it for me! God Bless everyone this Christmas especially those in the military!” L.D. “I always have a Christmas Club so each year I give about the same to all the kiddies in the form of money this way they can buy what they want, no worrying about take backs. So this year’s spending will be about the same as last year.” L.S. “Well, we planned to spend a lot less this year, but we’ve already past that. While we are not buying as much, the things we picked out cost more. I’d rather spend more on one item, but get what they want, rather than have them return things. We’ve also expanded our family this year to include boyfriends and a grandson. Happy Holidays.” C.D.

which will allow others a day or two to travel and join in the movement. Millions of us should pack into Washington and stay as long as we need to, going into each senator’s office and telling them personally, face-to-face, we do not want this unconstitutional legislation. The offices of our senators are open to and owned by American citizens and we are welcome to visit any day. For many of us it has been a long time since our civics classes, which taught us that the only powers the government has are those relinquished to it by the people. Remember that? This is not about any one person or about any political party, this is about our duty to defend the U.S. Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic. The U.S. Constitution cannot stand up and defend itself, that is our civic responsibility to stand up.

Once this legislation passes, it will be a moot point to raise opposition; it must be done now. We need to start arriving in Washington the Monday after Thanksgiving. Plan to stay for a long time. It sounds undoable, but think of the unthinkable option of our lives when this legislation passes. It would be the best use of my Christmas budget in my life. We must think long term and we must take our excuses for not going (finances, children’s activities, work or job commitment, sports and other family commitments) and turn them into our reasons for going (future wealth, our children’s future, future employment and entrepreneurial opportunity, future liberties). My father was sent from a farm to Iwo Jima at age 18 to face the Japanese. The least I can do is drive to Washington and face these bullies! I am in, are you? I will bring the tea.

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Honoring the accomplishments of great Ohioans Ohio has been called home by many famous and influential people throughout our state’s history, including presidents, inventors, educators, athletes, astronauts, entrepreneurs, artists and military leaders. Many of these individuals have had a profound impact on our state and the nation and work is now under way to determine which of them will represent our state in the National Statuary Hall in Washington. The National Statuary Hall is located in the U.S. Capitol Building and was established in 1864. It contains a collection of bronze and marble statues from each state that commemorates persons “illustrious for historic renown or for distinguished civic or military services.” Each state is permitted two statues in the National Statuary Collection and the two Ohioans currently represented in the National Statuary Hall are former president and congressman James A. Garfield and William Allen, who served in Congress and was Ohio governor from 1874 to 1876. In 2000, federal law was changed to allow for a procedure that would permit states to replace a statue from the collection if they so desired. The Ohio General Assembly passed Senate Bill 277 in 2006 that created the National Statuary Collection Study Committee. The committee is a bipartisan panel of lawmakers from both the Ohio House and Senate tasked with finding a replacement for the statue of former governor Allen that better represents the values and traditions of Ohio. Since this summer, the committee has held meetings across the state in search of the next

great Ohioan to be featured in the National Statuary Hall, including several here in southwestern Ohio. Members have visited Sen. Shannon Cincinnati to more Jones learn about William Community E l l s w o r t h Press guest “Dummy” Hoy, columnist the deaf Major League Baseball player who played for several teams, including the forerunner to the Cincinnati Reds, as well as Dayton to learn about the lives and accomplishments of the Wright brothers. The committee also traveled to Brown County near where former Union General and former President Ulysses S. Grant was born and raised. In addition, committee members have visited Milan, Chillicothe, Washington Court House and Columbus to hear more about the lives of inventor Thomas A. Edison, Shawnee leader and warrior Tecumseh, abolitionist James Ashley and Olympian Jesse Owens. The committee will continue to hold meetings in the months ahead and is expected to present recommendations to the General Assembly early next year. Regardless of who is chosen to represent Ohio in the National Statuary Hall, the new statue will be purchased entirely with private funds. For additional information about the committee, please visit www.legacyforohio.org. This Web site also includes a form where you can weigh in on who you think should represent

our state in the National Statuary Hall. While the National Statuary Collection Study Committee continues its search for the next Ohioan to represent our state in the nation’s capitol, the Ohio Capital Square Review and Advisory Board is accepting nominations for the Great Ohioan Award. This award is presented to Ohioans who have played a major role in an event of lasting significance in world, American or Ohio history. Awards will be presented in six categories: Inventions, medicine and science; literature, journalism and historiography; academics; communications and education; entertainment and sports; and government, military, public service and religion. To be eligible, those nominated must have been born in Ohio or lived in the state for a minimum of five years and at least 25 years must have passed since the event in which the nominee participated. Previous winners of the Great Ohioan Award include astronauts Neil Armstrong and John Glenn, inventor Charles F. Kettering, authors Harriet Beecher Stowe and Paul Laurence Dunbar and Dr. George Crile, founder of the Cleveland Clinic. You can find more information about the Great Ohioan Award, as well as nomination forms, by visiting www.capitolsquarefoundation.org/great_ohioan.htm. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 4, and award recipients will be announced in 2010. Contact State Sen. Shannon Jones at (614) 466-9737, via e-mail: sd07@senate.state.oh.us or by mail: State Sen. Shannon Jones, 1 Capitol Square, Statehouse, Columbus, OH 43215.

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BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW

Indian Hill ready to defend titles

By Mark Chalifoux

Indian Hill boys

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Coming up

Indian Hill Journal winter sports overviews include: Girls’ basketball – Nov. 25 Boys’ basketball – Dec. 2 Wrestling – Dec. 9 Swimming – Dec. 16 Bowling/ice hockey/gymnastics – where applicable, Dec. 23

Game days

Dec. 8 @ Loveland Dec. 11 @ Deer Park Dec. 19 Mariemont Dec. 29 Xenia Jan. 2 Boone County Jan. 6 Madeira Jan. 8 @ Reading Jan. 9 @ Milford Jan. 16 @ Finneytown Jan. 20 Taylor Jan. 22 Wyoming Jan. 27 Deer Park Jan. 29 @ Aiken Jan. 30 @ Madeira Feb. 2 @ Mariemont Feb. 5 Reading Feb. 10 @ Taylor Feb. 13 Finneytown Feb. 16 @ Anderson Feb. 19 @ Wyoming All games are 7:30 p.m.

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Cory Hunter goes up strong against Kevin Krefting. Hunter is the newest member of the Indian Hill basketball team and will be a standout for the Braves, and Krefting will be another key forward for Indian Hill. younger guys,” Satterfield said. “This team doesn’t have the same depth last year’s team did, so we have to work harder with the guys we do have.” Hendricks said one big improvement for the team this season will be size. “Our tallest starter last year was 6-foot-3, and our tallest starter this year is almost 6-foot-

9,” Hendricks said. “That will help our team a lot more to have a good game in the paint. Especially because we won’t have a fastpaced game like last year. We need to have a good half-court offense and distribute the ball more.” The size for Indian Hill comes from a variety of areas. Senior Cory Hunter, a transfer from Taft,

is a 6-foot-8 center that should be a standout for Indian Hill this season. “He’s a rare talent,” Burch said. “We’re trying to develop a nice inside-outside game for him. He’ll play a big role for us.” Jeremy Dollin and Kevin Krefting, two players who missed most of last season due to injury, will also give the Braves some size. The senior forwards are 6-foot-5 and 6-foot-3, respectively. Burch said he’s still learning the intricacies surrounding the head-coach position and that he’s most comfortable in the gym. He said the team will have to get used to playing with each other and that it might be a struggle early on because the team doesn’t have much varsity experience. He also said the lack of depth will hurt the team when guys like Hendricks or Satterfield get in foul trouble. Indian Hill plays a tough schedule, including games against Loveland, Milford, Xenia, Aiken and Boone County. The Braves should still be in the mix for another CHL title and for another postseason run. Some players, including Hendricks and Satterfield, think the 2009-2010 Braves will be as good as the 2008-2009 version. “I think we can be even better,” Satterfield said. “It just depends on how well we work as a team.”

Brownstein nears 400th win with CCD By Anthony Amorini

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A pair of starters return for 25th-year head boys’ basketball coach Howard Brownstein as Cincinnati Country Day’s longtime leader closes in on his 400th win with the Indians. Brownstein is 389-159 with CCD and has an overall record of 451-175 through his 29-year coaching career. Senior Lawrence Ervin, a thirdyear starter, returns for CCD though the point guard may miss a few games at the start of the season while recovering from an

Game days

Dec. 4 @ Bethel-Tate Dec. 8 New Miami Dec. 11 Clark Montessori Dec. 15 @ Cincinnati Christianity Dec. 19 @ North College Hill Dec. 22 Mariemont – 6 p.m. Jan. 6 White Oak Jan. 8 @ Summit Country Day Jan. 12 CHCA Jan. 15 St. Bernard undisclosed football injury. Ervin led the Indians with 99 assists last winter. Junior post player Ryan Gal-

Jan. 19 @ Williamsburg Jan. 22 @ New Miami Jan. 23 @ Sycamore Jan. 26 Lockland Jan. 29 @ Seven Hills Feb. 2 @ Cincinnati Christian Feb. 5 @ Clark Montessori Feb. 8 Taylor Feb. 12 Summit Country Day Feb. 16 @ New Richmond Feb. 19 @ St. Bernard All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted loway also returns for CCD. Spencer Wright, a 2009 CCD graduate, led the Indians with 15.5 points a game last winter.

The Indians were 17-6 last winter while finishing as the cochampions of the Miami Valley Conference Gray Division with a league record of 9-3. Summit Country Day (14-10, 9-3) shared the MVC Gray Division title with CCD. Alongside Ervin and Galloway, Brownstein expects to see key contributions from a quarter of guards including senior Rob Klug, senior Rameez Khan, junior Rob Pierce and freshman D.J. Wingfield. CCD opens on the road with a game against Bethel-Tate on Friday, Dec. 4.

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Indian Hill’s Will Satterfield goes inside for a basket in a recent practice. Satterfield will be one of the standouts and one of the senior leaders for the Braves in 2009-2010.

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Name Parker Bell Adam Bell Michael Fiore Kevin Krefting Sam Hendricks Greg Maull Jeremy Dollin Corey Hunter Andrew Turvey Will Satterfield Billy Hosmer Sam Voss Eric Knowles Austin Trout

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No. Name 3 Rameez Khan 4 Robbie Pierce 5 Dontonio Wingfield Jr. 9 14 Dan Angus 21 Lawrence Ervin 23 Chance Alldred 25 Rob Klug 32 Ryan Galloway 42 Wyatt Tiffany

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The Indian Hill High School boys’ basketball team won CHL and sectional titles in 2008-2009 as the Braves went 21-3. A lot has changed for the program since then. Head coach David Moss has moved on and was replaced by another coach in the program, Tim Burch. Indian Hill also graduated four starters (six players overall) from that championship team. None of that has changed the expectations for the Braves in 2009-2010. “We set our goals very high. We want to win the CHL, which would be the first time the program has done it in back-to-back years. We also want to defend our sectional title and we feel like we have some unfinished business in Dayton,” Burch said. While the team lacks varsity experience, Indian Hill does have some strong talent back in the mix. Chief among those returning Braves would be Sam Hendricks, a player-of-the-year candidate in the CHL last year, and Will Satterfield. “If there was a face of Indian Hill athletics right now it would be Sam Hendricks, with what he did on the football field and with what he’s done on the basketball court,” Burch said. “Those guys help make my transition smoother and their job is to take the team to the next level.” Hendricks led the team in scoring and rebounding last season, averaging 13.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Satterfield, who came off the bench, was fourth on the team in scoring with 10.8 points per game. “Last year we were more in the followers’ role but now we have to be leaders and set the example for


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Moeller hoops looking to reload

By Mark Chalifoux

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The Moeller High School boys’ basketball team went 20-3 in 2008-2009 and should be very competitive again in 2009-2010. Eventually. “We’re a little bit behind where we were at this time last year,” head coach Carl Kremer said. The reason? The Crusaders graduated seven players from the rotation and only return four players with significant varsity experience. “I just don’t know (if) we have the proven depth that we had last year,” Kremer said. “We do think we have some talented kids though, so it’s a matter of getting them experience.” The returning players Moeller does have back will be tough to overlook. Junior guard Charlie Byers was fourth on the team in scoring last season, averaging 7.8 points per game. The all-league guard is joined by another returning all-league selection in Alex Barlow. Barlow, who can play the guard or forward positions, led the team in rebounding last season. Name Year Pos. Alex Barlow 11 G Josh Morelock 12 G Ben Galemmo 10 G Alex Voss 10 G Cody Wacker 11 G Marc Gallenstein 11 G Tony Sabato 10 C Shaquille Jinks 11 G Pat Crace 12 G Hayden Frey 11 F Charlie Byers 11 G Jon Ward 11 F Kyle Sauerland 12 F Griffin McKenzie 12 F

“He plays a lot bigger than his size,” Kremer said. Senior guard Josh Morelock is another returning player who saw some key minutes in 2008-2009. Morelock averaged almost five points a game and was second on the team in assists. Then there’s Griffin McKenzie. McKenzie, the 6-foot-9 inch forward, is one of the top players in the city. The senior committed to play major Division I college basketball when he signed with Xavier University before the season. McKenzie missed most of the 2008-2009 season with an injury but should be a force for the Crusaders in 20092010. “He’s healthy now and you can expect to see a better athlete. He’s explosive,” Kremer said. “He’s an important player but his challenge will be to get back into basketball shape and to feel like he doesn’t have to

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Moeller’s Alex Barlow takes the ball away from Glen Este’s Tyler McCalla in a tournament game during the 2008-2009 season. Barlow will be one of the key players for the Crusaders in 2009-2010.

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Game days

St. Xavier High School senior Alex Longi is one of four returning starters for the Bombers this season.

Dec. 5 @ Northmont – 7 p.m. Dec. 11 @ Badin Dec. 12 Withrow Dec. 18 St. Xavier Dec. 22 Woodward Dec. 28 @ Archbishop Rummel – 4:30 p.m. Dec. 29-30 @ St. Pius Tournament – TBA Jan. 5 Purcell Marian Jan. 8 @ La Salle Jan. 15 @ Chaminade Julienne Jan. 17 Fairport, N.Y. – 1 p.m. Jan. 22 Elder Jan. 26 McNicholas Jan. 29 La Salle Feb. 5 @ St. Xavier Feb. 9 @ Roger Bacon Feb. 12 Fenwick Feb. 16 @ Middletown Feb. 19 @ Elder All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. do everything.” Kremer also said he’d like to see McKenzie give the team more of an inside presence. That’s largely because the team doesn’t have a lot of size outside of McKenzie. Kremer said there will be times where he has four 6foot players on the court with McKenzie. He said it will be a challenge when Moeller faces teams with good size down low. Kremer said a few new players to keep an eye on are Shaquille Jinks and Cody Wacker, who both played on the junior varsity team last season. Kremer will also have several sophomores who played on the freshman team last year. “That will be another challenge for us. We have guys that played varsity, junior varsity and freshman ball last year so we have to

St. X returns 4 starters from Sweet 16 team By Tony Meale

St. Xavier boys

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Moeller’s Charlie Byers against LaSalle in the second quarter at Moeller Jan. 9.

get them all comfortable playing together,” he said. “They have to adjust to the varsity level and learn how to play with each other.” Kremer did say his team will have a lot of kids who can handle the ball and can shoot. That’s one positive for a Moeller team that will start the season as a bit of an unknown. Moeller does play a tough schedule that includes Middletown, Withrow, Woodward, a team from New York and a tournament in Atlanta that features several traditional powerhouses from around the country. Then there’s the GCL slate. “St. Xavier, on paper, is probably the favorite, but La Salle will be very good and once Elder gets its football guys back, they will be good. It should be a balanced league this year but we’ll be right in the mix.”

St. Xavier High School head boys’ basketball coach Scott Martin has led the Bombers to four Final Fours this decade – including a state title in 2000 – and enters his 15th year at the helm of the program. Last season, he guided St. X to a 14-10 overall record and an appearance in the Sweet 16 of the state tournament. Fueling that run on the court was Erik Stenger, who last year led the GCL-South in scoring (17.6 points per game), rebounding (7.7) and blocks (1.8) and is now a freshman basketball player at Northern Kentucky University. Still, the Bombers return

On the team

Name Will Carroll Sean Duggan Sam Egbers Jon Fowler Ben Holcomb Matt James Alex Longi Luke Massa Joe Mezher Will Muething David Niehaus Brandon Polking Brian Robbens Kevin Smith Tanner Vidal Matt Wagner Tim Whelan Luke Witte Zac Yauss

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Game days

Dec. 11 @ McNicholas Dec. 12 Hamilton Dec. 18 @ Moeller Dec. 19 North Canton Hoover – 6 p.m. Dec. 28-30 @ Georgetown Jesuit Tournament – TBA Jan. 5 Roger Bacon Jan. 8 Elder Jan. 11 @ Oak Hills Jan. 15 @ Fenwick Jan. 22 La Salle Jan. 23 @ St. Ignatius – 6 p.m. Jan. 26 Badin Jan. 29 @ Elder Feb. 5 Moeller Feb. 8 @ Purcell Marian Feb. 12 Chaminade Julienne Feb. 16 Aiken Feb. 19 @ La Salle All games are 7:30 p.m. four starters, including three of their top four scorers – seniors Luke Massa (9.5 points per game), Alex Longi (7.8) and David Niehaus (4.8). Massa shot a team-high 42.7 percent from threepoint range, while Niehaus led the team in field-goal percentage (53.5 percent). Also returning for the Bombers is guard Ben Holcomb, who hit nearly 40 percent of his three-point attempts last season. Promising newcomers include Sam Egbers, Zac Yauss, Sean Duggan and Luke Witte. “We have good experience that we should be able to build on,” Martin said.

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Sylvester to lead seniorheavy CHCA By Tony Meale

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First-year Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy head boys’ basketball coach Mike Sylvester inherits a senior-laden squad that finished 14-9 last year. His top returner will be senior forward Wes Carlson, who averaged 18.4 points and 6.8 rebounds per game last season. Other key returners include forward Will LoVellette and guards Andrew Wallace and Doyen Harris. The Eagles also hope to improve on their 6-7 mark in the Miami Valley Conference. CHCA will certainly benefit from Sylvester, a former

Dec. 4 @ Middletown Christian Dec. 8 @ Seven Hills Dec. 11 @ St. Bernard Dec. 15 North College Hill Dec. 18 Madeira Dec. 22 Deer Park Jan. 2 Lockland Jan. 12 @ Cincinnati Country Day Jan. 15 @ Cincinnati Christian Jan. 19 Northwest Jan. 22 @ Clark Montessori Jan. 25 Seven Hills Jan. 29 Summit Country Day Feb. 2 New Miami Feb. 5 @ North College Hill Feb. 12 Cincinnati Christian Feb. 13 @ Dayton Christian Feb. 16 @ Mariemont Feb. 19 @ Lockland All games are 7:30 p.m.

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high school and collegiate All-American at Moeller High School and the University of Dayton, respectively. He was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 1974 and played professionally for 17 years in Italy. He helped the Italian team to a silver medal at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow and has coaching experience in the International Basketball Association and World Basketball League.

Name Will LoVellette Nick Lawley Teddy Andrews Brandon Walker Aaron O’Neill Alex Dixon Eric Rice Ryan Chappelle Chris Workman Andrew Wallace Ian Smith Wes Carlson Stephen Koch Joe Reifenberg Billy Killel (student coach) Doyen Harris

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Seven Hills won its thirdconsecutive MVC Scarlet Division title last season with an overall record of 16-5 and a league record of 11-2. Alongside Davis, three additional starters return for Seven Hills including senior Fran Chatfield, senior Alex Hill and 6-foot-4 senior Edmund Schweitzer.

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Game days Dec. 5 @ Madison Southern – TBA Dec. 8 CHCA Dec. 11 @ North College Hill Dec. 12 @ Holy Cross Dec. 15 Lockland Dec. 18 @ St. Bernard – 7 p.m. Jan. 5 @ Western Hills Jan. 8 Cincinnati Christian Jan. 9 @ Dayton Christian Jan. 15 Summit Country Day Jan. 22 North College Hill Jan. 26 @ CHCA Jan. 29 Cincinnati Country Day Feb. 5 @ Lockland Feb. 9 @ Clark Montessori Feb. 12 New Miami Feb. 19 @ Cincinnati Christian All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

CHCA’s Lloyd awaiting scholarship offers By Tony Meale tmeale@communitypress.com

The search continues. Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy senior John Lloyd, an all-state punter, remains undecided on his college choice. Several schools have expressed interest in him – including Ohio State, Cincinnati, Florida, Arkansas, Illinois, Vanderbilt and Northwestern – but none has issued a formal scholarship offer. “I think once the (college) season is over, schools will get back (to recruiting heavily),” CHCA head coach Eric Taylor said. Lloyd, who is one of the top punters in the country, averaged 44 yards per punt as a senior and saw 42 percent of his boots land inside the 20. “He’s a special player,” Taylor said. “He’s on every (ranking list) you can imagine.” The regional spotlight,

h o w e v e r, has focused on Will Hagerup of Whitefish Bay, Wisc., who is arguably the Lloyd top punting prospect in the Midwest. Listed as the No. 4 punter in America on Rivals.com, Hagerup had scholarship offers from a host of schools before recently committing to Michigan. Taylor said that many of the schools listing Hagerup at the top of their list are now more likely to give Lloyd scholarship consideration. Most schools, however, only carry one scholarship punter on their roster at a time; they prefer punters to walk on and earn a scholarship when the incumbent punter graduates. As a result, schools typically only offer scholarships to punters every few years. So Lloyd waits. “I think it's been a little

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Chatfield is a fourth-year starter who led the Stingers with 56 assists last season. “We have good depth and good varsity experience from last year’s team,” Hill said. A number of other players will also be key contributors including senior Anthony Clark, senior Josh Dunaway, junior Adimu Hunter-Woodward, 6-foot-4 junior Miles Hill and junior Max Davis, Willie said. Chatfield, Jake Davis and Alex Hill serve as captains for the Stingers. Seven Hills hosts its rivals from Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy for the Stingers’ home opener Tuesday, Dec. 8. The Stingers then hit the road for games against North College Hill (Dec. 11) and Holy Cross (Dec. 12) before returning to Seven Hills to host Lockland (Dec. 15).

stressful at times,” Taylor said. “A lot of kids right now are anxious. High school counselors are telling seniors to get their (college) applications in, and nonathletes have a good idea of what they want to do and where they want to go. But athletes are trying to base their decision on scholarships, so it gets a little nerve-racking as the year goes on. But John’s handled it well so far. He keeps it in perspective.” Lloyd is also a standout baseball player. As a junior, he had nine wins, a 1.19 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 59.0 innings pitched. He also hit .429. But football comes first. At the Kohl’s National Invitational Scholarship Punting Camp, which was held in Wisconsin in July, Lloyd fin-

Other Eagles being eyed Several other senior football players at CHCA are also getting college looks. Quarterback Alec Swartz and running back Doyen Harris have received interest from The Citadel, while the Air Force Academy likes what it sees in Andrew Perkins. Swartz threw for more than 2,000 yards this season, and Harris averaged 7.8 yards per carry. Perkins, meanwhile, was second on the team in receiving yards (717) and first in yards per reception (18.9). ished fifth out of 136 invited punters. “I’m sure everything will work out for him,” Taylor said. “He’s just got to keep plugging away.”

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Seven Hills senior Jake Davis, a first-team All State forward last winter, leads a quartet of starters back to the hardwood for sixth-year head coach Willie Hill. Standing at 6-foot-6, Davis averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds a game as a junior. Hill expects to see similarly impressive numbers from the third-year starter this winter. “Jake has improved his speed and mid-range game,” Hill said via e-mail. “The senior class is motivated to play consistent and should compete for another Miami Valley Conference championship. “The (MVC) is even more competitive this year than last. I am excited about this team and this group of seniors,” Hill added.

No. Name Year Pos. 1 Fran Chatfield 12 G 3 Adimu Hunter -Woodard 11 G 10 Jordan Burgess 12 G 11 Kohki Nakafuku 12 G 20 Josh Tiao 12 G 21 Miles Hill 11 G/F 22 Josh Dunaway 12 G 24 Max Davis 11 G 30 Kyle Neu 12 F 32 Anthony Clark 12 G/F 33 Alex Hill 12 G 34 Edmund Schweitzer 12 F/C 44 Jake Davis 12 F

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December 3, 2009

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Paint Your Own Christmas Decorations, 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. Short lesson followed by painting pottery. Wide range of mugs, plates, bowls, etc. Family friendly. $7.50-$40. 8712529. Oakley.

ART EXHIBITS

John Stobart, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closson’s Art Gallery Oakley, 3061 Madison Road. Works by maritime painter. Presented by Closson’s Art Gallery. 762-5510. Oakley. Our House, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hyde Park Framers and Gallery, 3071 Madison Road. Impressionistic landscape works by Cynthia Matyi highlighting the Victorian homes of Columbia-Tusculum. Free. Through Dec. 11. 5315033; www.matyiart.com. Hyde Park. Kingdom of Nature, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Country Club, 3209 Madison Road. New and recent paintings and works on paper by Aaron Morse. New canvases and works on paper continue Morse’s exploration of historical imagery and the manner in which those images are shaped and manipulated over course of time. Viewings also available by appointment. Free. Through Dec. 19. 7929744; www.countryclubprojects.com. Oakley. Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Country Club, 3209 Madison Road. Works inspired by history of ceramics and porcelain that create fresh contexts for iconic signifiers of royalty. References to Medieval hunting scenes and taxidermy populate gallery space. Viewings also available by appointment. Free. Through Dec. 19. 792-9744; www.countryclubprojects.com. Oakley. Mills and Zoldak: Variations on a Theme, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. Functional pottery. Through Dec. 4. 871-2529; www.funkefiredarts.com. Oakley. Size Matters: The Holiday Show, 10 a.m.5:30 p.m. Miller Gallery, 2715 Erie Ave. Paintings no larger than 11 by 14 inches, and as small as 4 by 4 inches, by Miller Gallery’s 50 local, national and international artists. Includes small sculptures in glass, bronze, stoneware and mixed media. Through Dec. 31. 871-4420; www.millergallery.com. Hyde Park. Stemming the Tide, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Gallery Salveo at the Health Foundation, 3805 Edwards Road Suite 500, Paintings, photographs, pastels, prints and sculpture by Timothy M. Tepe, Tim McGraw, Holly Cahill, Joanne S. Edwards, Lawrence Goodridge and Alecia A. Weber. Through Jan. 29. 4586600. Hyde Park. Madison Clayworks Pottery Group, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Madison Clayworks, 6501 Madison Road. Functional and decorative works by Lisa Hueil Conner, Yvonne Cooper, Bob Gantzer, Sandy Gantzer, Jane Goepper, Pat Holm and Leslie St. Clair. Through Dec. 13. 321-4458; www.madisonclayworks.com. Madisonville. From Moscow to St. Petersburg: A New Collection of Russian Impressionism and Realism, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Phyllis Weston-Annie Bolling Gallery, 2005 1/2 Madison Road.Works by members of prestigious Union of Russian Artists. Focuses on influence of impressionist painting and its successful transplantation in Russia.Through Jan. 30. 3215200; westonbollinggallery.com. O’Bryonville. November Art Show, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop, 3210 Madison Road. Works by artist or artists. Free. Presented by Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop Oakley. Through Dec. 5. 321-8733. Oakley. World War I Poster Exhibit, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jack Wood Gallery, 2041 Madison Road. Vintage posters from war effort in U.S. and from allies in conflict including British, French and Italian posters. Through Jan. 16. 321-7077; www.jackwoodgallery.com. O’Bryonville.

ATTRACTIONS

Airplane Rides, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunken Airport, 262 Wilmer Ave. Romantic airplane rides and air tours by Flamingo Air. $75 and up. Through Dec. 31. 321-7465; www.flamingoair.net. Linwood.

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BARS/CLUBS

Wine Specials, 3 p.m.-9 p.m. R.P. McMurphy’s Irish Pub & Coffee House, 2910 Wasson Road. Half-price on glasses of wine. Ages 21 and up. 531-3300. Oakley. Trivia Night, 7:30 p.m. Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive. Free. 774-9697; www. barseventyone.com. Symmes Township.

CIVIC

Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, 11093 Kenwood Road. Proof of Hamilton County residency required. No charge for monitors, CPUs, hard drives, mice, keyboards, laptops, docking stations, back-up batteries, power cords, modems, external hard drives, memory chips, cell phones, printers, scanners and fax machines. Program prohibits participation by businesses, churches, schools and non-profits. $20 TVs over 60 pounds, $10 TVs under 60 pounds, free for other items. Presented by Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District. 9467766. Blue Ash.

COOKING CLASSES

Optimal Nutrition: Textbook to Table, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Venus, 7795 Cooper Road. Learn about benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids with Dr. Josefa Rangel, M.D. of Consults for Wellness. Jill Durr, Venus chef, demonstrates how to cook omega 3-rich meals. Includes tastings, wine and giveaways. $20. Reservations required. Presented by Venus Fitness For Her. 984-4437; www.venus4her.com. Montgomery.

EDUCATION

What Parents Should Know about Reading and Comprehension Development, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Langsford Learning Acceleration Center, 9402 Towne Square Ave. Presentation series for parents and caregivers on reading, comprehension development and current research. Free. Registration required. 531-7400; www.weteachreading.com. Blue Ash. Astrology Class, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Midwest School of Astrology, 4777 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 6, Intermediate to Advanced Topics with Pam Gallagher. $30. Reservations recommended. 984-2293. Madisonville. Intuitive Development Training, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Whatever Works Wellness Center, 7433 Montgomery Road. Develop psychic skills using tarot cards and spirit artwork. Learn old fashioned art of tea leaf reading, flame messages and clairvoyantly seeing with inner eyes. Beginners start 6:30 p.m.; advanced, 7 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $10. Reservations required. 791-9428; www.accessingangels.com. Silverton. Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, 7 p.m. Free information session. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Information on how to get out of debt, cash flow planning, saving, insurance and investment basics, how to achieve your financial goals and other money related topics. With Sandra Faith Hall, Dave Ramsey Certified Counselor. Family friendly. $93 per family. Registration required. 550-3337. Blue Ash.

Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 8255 Spooky Hollow Road. Grass-fed Black Angus beef, freerange chicken, produce, lamb, turkey, eggs and honey. 8914227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road. Market includes organic meat and eggs, seasonal produce and flowers. 561-7400. Indian Hill.

ON STAGE - THEATER

The Santaland Diaries, 7:30 p.m. Columbia Performance Center, 3900 Eastern Ave. Observations of comic working as elf in Macy’s Santaland. Includes “Season Greetings” where slighty-too-cheery homemaker reveals startling information when writing annual holiday letter. Mature audiences only. $20, $15 ages 60 and up, $12 students. Presented by New Edgecliff Theatre. 888588-0137; www.newedgecliff.com. Columbia Tusculum.

SHOPPING

Bringing Literacy Home Fundraiser, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Isle of Skye Cashmere, 7004-B Center St. Sales benefit Bringing Literacy Home, an initiative of Every Child Succeeds. 271-2589; www.cincinnatichildrens.org/svc/ alpha/e/every-child/default.htm. Madeira. F R I D A Y, D E C . 4

CRAFT SHOWS

MARIELDERS Craft and Bake Sale, 9 a.m.5 p.m. PNC Bank Mariemont Branch, 6902 Wooster Pike. Baked goods, crafts and knitting items. 271-5588. Mariemont. Christmas Bazaar, noon-4 p.m. Brecon United Methodist Church, 7388 E. Kemper Road. Gifts, hand crafted items, wreaths, clothing and candy shop. Free. Presented by Brecon Crafters. 459-9689. Sycamore Township.

DANCE CLASSES

Line Dance Class, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Oakley Community Center, 3882 Paxton Ave. Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. Oakley.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Friday Yoga Community Class, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Shine Yoga Center, 3330 Erie Ave. Heart-oriented class for all ages and levels. Relieve stress, increase energy level, improve posture, develop strength, balance, flexibility, patience and mental focus. $5. 533-9642; www.shineyoga.com. Hyde Park.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Holiday cocktails with recipes. Spirits of Madeira, 6917 Miami Ave. With hors d’oeuvres. $1 per sample. 561-2702. Madeira. 5 After 5 Tasting, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Whole Foods Market, 2693 Edmondson Road. Sample five wines and five hors d’oeuvres. Includes wine glass, wine, and lite bites. Bring your Whole Foods Market wine glass back during another tasting and receive $1 off at door. $5. 531-8015. Norwood.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road. Blood pressure, weight, foot and spinal screenings. Walk-ins welcome. Free. Appointment requested. 7840084; www.owenschiroandrehabcenter.com. Silverton.

HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK

Big Fish and Friends, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Awakenings Coffee, 2734 Erie Ave. Stan Hertzman plays guitar, sings and tells stories. Joined by musical friend weekly. 321-2525. Hyde Park.

ON STAGE - THEATER

The Santaland Diaries, 7:30 p.m. Columbia Performance Center, $20, $15 ages 60 and up, $12 students. 888-588-0137; www. newedgecliff.com. Columbia Tusculum.

PROVIDED.

Marielders are hosting the Marielders Craft and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at PNC Bank Mariemont Branch, 6902 Wooster Pike, Mariemont. The sale features baked goods, crafts and knitting items. Call 271-5588.

MUSIC - CLASSICAL

Cincinnati Community Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. “Happy Feet.” Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road. Free. 791-7815; www.thecco.org. Montgomery.

SCHOOLS

Sycamore High School Variety Show, 7:30 p.m. Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Road. Showcasing more than 75 dancers, singers, instrumentals, performers, and ensembles from Sycamore High School’s student body. $10. 686-1778. Montgomery. S A T U R D A Y, D E C . 5

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Saturday Functional Ceramics Class, 10 a.m.-noon, Funke Fired Arts, 3130 Wasson Road. Create functional clay project. Make mugs, soap dishes, waste baskets, picture frames, toothbrush holders and more. All ages. Family friendly. $20. Reservations required. 871-2529; www.funkefiredarts.com. Oakley.

CRAFT SHOWS

Blue Ash Women’s Club Craft Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road. Assorted crafts and jewelry. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Woman’s Club. 891-4043. Blue Ash. Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Gaines United Methodist Church, 5707 Madison Road. Includes Afro-centric cards, baked goods, vendors and lunch. 271-9096. Madisonville.

DANCE CLASSES

Broadway Connection Master Dance Class, 10 a.m.-noon, Cincy Dance Studio, 8143 Camargo Road. Suite B, Jazz and musical theater dance class taught by Pilar Millhollen, assistant dance captain of Broadway National Tour of Chicago. Intermediate and advanced dancers. $35. Registration required. 846-4835. Madeira.

FOOD & DRINK

Cookie Walk, 9 a.m.11:30 a.m. Trinity Community Church, 3850 E. Galbraith Road. Homemade cookies and candies for sale. 791-7631. Deer Park. Cincinnati Dinner Train, 6 p.m. Cincinnati Dinner Train, 4725 Madison Road. Boards at Barbecue Revue. Three-hour train ride complete with four-course meal on restored vintage rail cars. $69.95; plus tax, gratuity and alcoholic beverages. Reservations required, available online. 791-7245. Madisonville. Turkey Dinner, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Calvary Presbyterian Church, 7416 Elm St. Turkey, dressing, gravy, green beans, rolls and pie. Includes raffle, bake sale and bazaar. Reservations required. 561-1942. Plainville.

HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS

Victorian Holiday Village, 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Ohio National Financial Services. Free, donation of nonperishable food item requested. 7946100; www.ohionational.com. Montgomery. Holiday in the Village, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Downtown Olde Montgomery, Montgomery Road between Cooper and Remington, Reindeer, free carriage rides, wish list mailing at North Pole Post Office, coloring contest display and more. City of Montgomery Tree Lighting on the Square 5:30 p.m. 891-2424; www.montgomeryohio.org. Montgomery. Mission Festival, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. St. Paul Lutheran Church, 5433 Madison Road. Gym. Learn about African culture through displays, food, music and crafts. Silent auction benefits missions in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Benefits African Missions. Free. 271-4147; www.stpaulcinci.org. Madisonville.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Javier Mendoza CD Release and Holiday Concert, 7 p.m. Madisonville Arts Center, 5021 Whetsel Ave. Mendoza performs songs from upcoming CD and songs from his Christmas album. With special guest Nicholas Tuttle, accompanied by Liz Wu. Cash bar and tapas available. VIP includes preferred seating and Javier’s Christmas CD. $20 VIP, $15. Tickets required. 271-8600; www.javiermendoza.com/fanlist_mailer/cinci nnati.html. Madisonville.

MUSIC - JAZZ

An Evening With Wilbert Longmire, 8:30 p.m. Redmoor, 3187 Linwood Ave. Honoring Dr. Bessie Noble who Longmire attributes with allowing him to become a musician by enrolling him as a sixth-grader in an instrumental music program. $15. 871-6789. Mount Lookout.

ON STAGE - THEATER

The Rothschilds, 8 p.m. Temple Sholom, 3100 Longmeadow, One-man performance of Broadway musical by writers of “Fiddler on the Roof.” Musical about rise of Rothschild Family from ghetto to financial empire. Ages 13 and up. Meet the Artist reception follows. $30, $25 advance. Reservations recommended. 791-1330. Amberley Village.

RECREATION

Family Game Day, 2 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Play games like Fish Stix, Baffle, Brainbox, Scrambled, Sort It Out and more. Family friendly. Free. 3968960; www.josephbeth.com. Norwood.

SHOPPING

Charley Harper Show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fabulous Frames Montgomery, 10817 Montgomery Road. Brett Harper signs books and celebrates life and works of his family. Four newly released Charley Harper prints on display. 489-8862. Sycamore Township. S U N D A Y, D E C . 6

CRAFT SHOWS

Woman’s Art Club Holiday Sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave. Fine art and unique crafts for gifts. Free. 859-331-7974. Mariemont.

HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS

Village Christmas Party, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Little Red Schoolhouse-Indian Hill, 8100 Given Road. Music, juggler, magician and Santa. Free. www.indianhill.org. Indian Hill.

MUSIC - CLASSICAL

Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m. Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road. Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra joins Cincinnati Brass Band, the Cincinnati Boychoir and the Cincinnati Choral Society. Features tribute to composer Bonia Shur, Director of Liturgical Arts at Hebrew Union College. Free. 232-0949. Montgomery. Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m. Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road. Sounds of Christmas. With Cincinnati Brass Band, the Cincinnati Boychoir and the Cincinnati Choral Society. Tribute to composer Bonia Shur, director of Liturgical Arts at Hebrew Union College. Free. 232-0949. Montgomery.

Victorian Holiday Village, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Ohio National Financial Services, One Financial Way. Lights, child-sized decorated houses, refreshments, free photos with St. Nick, entertainment and more. Benefits FreestoreFoodbank. Free, donation of nonperishable food item requested. 794-6100; www.ohionational.com. Montgomery.

PROVIDED

Holidays with the Legends, 3 p.m. 20th Century Theatre, 3021 Madison Road. Vegas-style revue with sights and sounds of music legends. Jazz, swing and blues music. Lifetime Achievement Awards, 2:15 p.m. Silent auction, 2:30 p.m. Benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati Area and other area charities. $30, $25 advance, $20 seniors and students. 8349104. Oakley.

RECREATION

Ice Skating Party, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road. Meet at Blue ash Recreation Center and travel to Northland Ice Center. Includes pizza, transportation, admission and skate rental. Ages 12-15. $15. 745-8550. Blue Ash.

SHOPPING

Michael Gore Brings Glass to Cincinnati, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Meet master glass artist, and view and shop from special exhibit of Venetian glass. 761-3555. Amberley Village. Shopping Spree, noon-4 p.m. Ten Thousand Villages, 2011 Madison Road. Shop for handicrafts from around the world at this fair trade non-profit that works with artisans in more than 38 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Refreshments. A percentage of proceeds benefits Interfaith Hospitality Network. 871-5840. O’Bryonville. M O N D A Y, D E C . 7

EDUCATION

Home Buyer and Seller Information Sessions, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Coldwell Banker West Shell, 2721 Erie Ave. Information sessions on buying first home or selling current home. Lender representative present to answer questions regarding mortgages, interest rates or refinancing. With Rick and Holly Finn. Ages 21 and up. Free. 533-8081. Hyde Park.

LITERARY - SIGNINGS

Local Author Night, 7 p.m. Brett Harper (with Charley Harper’s works), Robert Flischel, Sue Ann Painter and Beverly Erschell, and J. Wolf Miles discuss and sign their works. JosephBeth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. 3968960; www.josephbeth.com. Norwood. T U E S D A Y, D E C . 8

FOOD & DRINK Swirl! For Women Only-A Sensorial Wine Education and Tasting Experience, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Of interest - small production wines. The Art of Entertaining, 2019 Madison Road. Tapas-style dinner and 4-6 wine tastings. $42 a class. Reservations required. 871-5170. O’Bryonville. LITERARY - SIGNINGS

Fred Compton and Leo Bradley, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Compton discusses and signs “The Golden Lamb: Tales from the Innside,” and Bradley discusses and signs “Underrated Reds: The Story of the 19391940 Cincinnati Reds, the Team’s First Undisputed Championship.” 396-8960; www.josephbeth.com. Norwood.

CIVIC

Hamilton County Veterans Service Commission, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Hyde Park Center for Older Adults, 2800 Erie Ave. Representatives give information to veterans, spouses, widows and dependents regarding VA claims, federal and state entitlement and emergency financial assistance. Free. 9463300. Hyde Park.

Jim Gill, 10:30 a.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Author and musician reads “A Soup Opera.” Family friendly. 3968960; www.josephbeth.com. Norwood.

LITERARY - SIGNINGS

MUSIC - CHORAL

The Colors of Christmas, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Sycamore Presbyterian Church, 11800 Mason Road. Collection of Christmas classics by Jubilant Singers. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Jubilant Singers. 683-0254; www. jubilantsingers.com. Symmes Township.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

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LITERARY - STORY TIMES Have a holiday sing-a-long at Carolfest, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Music Hall. Seasonal songs and carols performed by the May Festival Chorus, the May Festival Youth Chorus, the Cincinnati Boychoir, and the Christ Emmanuel Fellowship Choir. Also see choreography by Shekinah Glory Dancers and The Studio for Dance and the handbell choir from the Sycamore Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir. A half hour prior to each concert special guests Santa, Rudolph and Frosty will make appearances. Tickets are $12, adults; and $6, 12 years and under. Call 513-381-3300 or visit www.mayfestival.com.

Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra Open Rehearsal, 7:30 p.m. St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 10345 Montgomery Road. Ken Lam, director. 744-3333. Montgomery.

PROVIDED

The Rockettes perform a “Radio City Christmas Spectacular,” at U.S. Bank Arena, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. See the “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” pictured above, a reenactment of the first Christmas and more. Tickets are $49.50-$89.50. Visit www.usbankarena.com.

Joe Tomain, Joe Rouse and Nick Ragland, 7 p.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road. Authors discuss and sign “Creon’s Ghost Law Justice and the Humanities” and “Puller’s Run:A Work of Historical Fiction about LieutenantGeneral Lewis B. Chesty Puller.” 396-8960; www.josephbeth.com. Norwood.


Life

December 3, 2009

The many feelings of the Christmas season The Christmas season is an ambiguous time of year. Perhaps bittersweet is the best term to describe the collage of Christmas feelings. Many factors make it sweet: familial love and closeness, the joy in children’s eyes, personal warmth, cordial dining and conversing, notes from old friends, gifts, but especially the realization we’re loved and thought of dearly. Yet, Christmas time so often involves a bitter side. This side often contains: loneliness, excessive attempts at pleasing, the reemergence of conflicts between siblings and relatives, a sad nostalgia, and a frenetic busyness that destroys the opportunity for personal time and reflection on its meaning. Loneliness is often the predominate heartache that arises at this beautiful season. Perhaps some insights

may soften it a little. There are various kinds of human loneliness. They’re brought about by alienation, restlessness, rootlessness, psychological depression, and what we can call a moral loneliness. In “Against An Infinite Horizon,” Ronald Rolheiser describes it as, “There is a fire inside us that aches insatiably. At every level, body, psyche, soul, we feel our unwholeness and are restlessly driven to seek consummation with others and the world beyond us. We never quite overcome this in this life … It constitutes the fundamental disease of the human person.” In our culture, whenever loneliness is discussed, we conclude that we grow lonely mainly for sexual union and that finding a partner for it will solve our loneliness. That’s far too simplistic.

A human person is much more complex. That’s made evident by the fact that not even years of on-going sexual functioning eradicates all loneliness. Have we not heard the complaint of the lonely spousal bed? More deeply than we yearn for a sexual partner and physical union, we crave for what we can all call a moral affinity. We pine for someone to visit us within, in that deep part of us where our very self, and all that is most precious to us is kept, cherished and guarded. We are lonely at levels that sex alone cannot reach. We hunger to be known, understood and loved. Rolheiser explains it well when he writes, “Great friendships and great marriages invariably have this deep moral affinity at their root. The persons in these relationships are ‘lovers’ in

friends. We blame them for not knowing us completely or not loving us as much as we think they should. Or, we run from our ache by becoming too busy and not realizing that others are looking for the same thing we are. The loneliness and lesser loves of this world need not frustrate us. They can serve as reminders of the value of loving one another as best we can while moving ever

the true sense because they sleep with each other at that deep level, irrespective of whether or not there is sexual union. At the level of feelings, this type of love is experienced as a certain ‘coming home.’” Christmas time blows on the embers of this desire in us and it blazes up. When it is misdirected and misunderstood, we may sometimes aim our frustration and anger at parents, brothers or sisters, relatives or

relies on the generosity of the community to provide gifts for teenagers living in foster care, group homes, and older youth living independently in supervised apartments. Items on the wish lists include basic necessities, such as hats, gloves, jeans, gym shoes, personal care and household items. “These young people have often been abused and neglected, which is how they came to be in our care,” said Bob Mecum, president and CEO of Lighthouse.

Donated gifts can be delivered to Lighthouse Youth Services, 401 East McMillan Street, near Interstate 71, during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Gift cards and checks can be mailed to Andrea Dine Pickett, development assistant, Lighthouse Youth Services, 401 East McMillan St., Cincinnati, OH 45206. For details about the Happy Holidays project, visit www.lys.org or www. wcpo.com, or call Andrea Dine-Pickett at 475-5674.

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closer to the divine meaning of Christmas – that there is a L o v e r yearning for an Father Lou affinity Guntzelman with us. Father Lou Perspectives Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@ communitypress.com or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

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Lighthouse, Meijer, WCPO team up for project Lighthouse Youth Services, WCPO Channel 9 and Meijer stores are partnering for the annual Lighthouse Happy Holidays project, through Dec. 14, to provide gifts for more than 2,000 children, teens and young adults in crisis. Greater Cincinnati residents are being asked to purchase gifts and basic necessities from the Lighthouse “Top 10 Wish List” to help local youth in need. At this time of year, teenagers are often forgotten. Each year, Lighthouse

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December 3, 2009

Have a bourbon ball this season

December is here and that means Hanukkah and Christmas are on their way. So for the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some gifts from the kitchen, along with my regular recipes. One more thing, check the pantry spices and herbs for freshness. Do the sniff test: If they don’t smell fragrant, toss them and get new. And when you open them, regardless of the

expiration date on the can (particularly with baking powder), know that you should use them within a year maximum. For baking powder, put a little in some warm water – it should start foaming right away. For baking soda, do the same but use some vinegar or lemon juice, which will activate it if it’s still fresh.

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Rita’s creamy Kentucky colonels/bourbon balls

Tricia Boh, a Kentucky reader, asked me to replicate the bourbon balls “like Rebecca Ruth’s makes for Buffalo Trace bourbon distillery in Frankfort, Ky.” Here’s one from my files, which is what I think she wants, as this is a creamy, not cakey, bourbon ball. I also have a traditional bourbon ball recipe which I’m including for our Web version. (Let us know if you want a copy by mail by calling 513-591-6163.) You can divide this in half, or double it. Now I want you to taste the mixture after it’s mixed up – if it’s creamy enough then leave as is. If you want a bit more creaminess, add a bit more butter, starting with a couple tablespoons and go from there. Makes anywhere from three to four dozen, depending on size. I use a small ice cream scoop to make the balls nice and round. I think the coating on Buffalo Trace’s balls is probably bittersweet or Belgian dark chocolate.

1 stick salted butter, softened 1 pound powdered sugar Up to 1⁄2 cup bourbon – start with several tablespoons Chocolate coating: Real chocolate chips: semisweet, bittersweet, Belgian, etc.

Beat together butter and sugar. Gradually add bourbon. Form into balls and refrigerate until very firm. (Sometimes I freeze mine in a single layer on a baking sheet, then transfer to a freezer container for dipping later). Melt the chocolate. Remove while still some lumps remain as the residual heat will melt the rest when you stir it. Dip the balls. I use a wooden skewer to dip mine. As soon as you dip them and put on a sprayed cookie sheet, top with a pecan half. Put in refrigerator to set coating completely. Store in fridge, covered.

Judy Craven’s sundried tomato salad dressing

While waiting for a good Red Lobster salad dressing to come in, this one came from Judy, a Delhi reader, who says this is good on pasta salad.

6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 ⁄2 cup drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes 1 ⁄4 cup red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon drained capers 1 garlic clove, minced Blend all ingredients in a food processor until tomatoes are coarsely chopped.

Withrow and CPS chess/transparent pie

I could hardly believe my luck when Diane Powell called me with this recipe. For M. Miles and Kim McDonald. Kim wants to make it for her brother who enjoys smooth tasting pie. A good friend of Diane’s worked at Withrow’s commissary and gave Diane the recipe. Diane said most public schools in the 1960s-’70s made this pie. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 1 stick salted butter, room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 egg yolks, room temperature, beaten well 2 tablespoons flour Pinch salt 1 cup evaporated milk (not condensed)

1 regular pie shell

Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen

Cream butter, sugar and vanilla together. Sift flour and salt together. Combine, add salt and milk and beat very well, about one to two minutes until well mixed. (Sometimes mixture will look curdled. Don’t worry, it will bake just fine). Pour into shell and bake 40 to 45 minutes on cookie sheets. Diane said the butter tends to bubble over and the pie will be a bit shaky in the center but will set nicely as it cools.

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• Entenmann’s pound cake clone • Rita’s chicken and dumplings • Hot chicken casserole topped with potato chips Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at www.Abouteating.com.

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Religion Brecon United Methodist Church

Sunday Worship Services are 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. The church is hosting a Christmas Bazaar from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. The bazaar will feature ceramics, wood creations, candy and baked goods, Christmas decorations, sewing, handmade scarves and hats, and several outside vendors. Lunch is available. To reserve a table, or for more information, call Doris or Tom Lillie at 459-9689 or Ruth Siles at 791-8063. The Children’s Christmas Program will be presented during the 10:45 a.m. Worship Service Sunday, Dec. 6. Bring your children. Santa’s Shop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13. Children will be able to shop for their families and wrap their gifts without parents’ help. Pictures will be taken of the children with Santa. The church is at 7388 East Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

Calvary Presbyterian Church

The church is hosting its annual Turkey Dinner Saturday, Dec. 5. Everything is homemade by the congregants. It includes turkey, dressing, gravy, green beans, rolls and pie. It also includes a raffle, bake tables and a bazaar area. Dinner seats are scheduled for 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Call 561-1942 for information and tickets. The church is at 7416 Elm St., at Walton Creek Road, Plainville; 271-2196. Be sure this is in Eastern Hills Journal

Church of God of Prophecy

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

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Cookies and Santa from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. The event features games, crafts, clowns, refreshments and have your picture taken with Santa. It is free. Advent Vesper Service is at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. The event features “Journey of Promises” by Joseph Martin with choir and full orchestra. It is free. The Drive Through Nativity is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13. It features live animals. Live actors tell the Christmas story in 10 scenes. It is free. The Young Adult Christmas Party is at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11. Bring a White Elephant and a dish to pass. Call the church for details. Christmas Eve Services are at 5 p.m. (Children’s Pageant), 7 p.m. (Contemporary Worship), 9 and 11 p.m. (Traditional Worship). Childcare is provided at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Kids Morning Out is from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday through Thursday. It is open to children 6 months-kindergarten. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families of two or more. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 791-3142; www.cos-umc.org.

Cincinnati Masonic Center

Cincinnati Chapter of Rose Croix is hosting Christmas Cathedral Hour at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in the Cincinnati Masonic Center. The program features the Scottish Rite Cathedral Choir, Allen Temple A.M.E. Choir and Rev. Don Dixon, retired senior pastor at Hyde Park Community United Methodist CHurch. Preludes begin at 3 p.m. The event is open to the public. There is no cost for admission. Call 421-3579 or visit www.32masons.com. The center is at 317 E. 5th St., downtown; 421-3579; www.32masons.com.

Clough United Methodist

The church is hosting the 3rd annual Community Carol Fest at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, in the Anderson Township area. Several church choirs and the Little Miami High School Chorus will be joining together to present this Christmas event. Choirs will each sing 2 or 3 special Christmas songs. The major part of the program will be audience participation with everyone present singing familiar Christmas carols. The carol sing-along will be followed by light refreshments. The event is free. Call the church office at 231-4301 or visit www.cloughchurch.org for more information. The church is offering a “Tidings of Comfort” Service, a special service for all who are hurting this Christmas season. The holidays can be a very difficult time for many people. Some have lost a loved one, find themselves alone without any family near, are going through a divorce, have lost their job, are dealing with a serious illness, or have a loved one who is battling cancer. Whatever the reason may be, all who are in need of comfort

are invited to come and experience the healing power of God’s love. The service will be held at the church at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15. For more information, call the church office at 231-4301 or visit www.cloughchurch.org. The church is at 2010 Wolfangle Road, Anderson Township; 2314301.

Connections Christian Church

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

Epiphany United Methodist Church

Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church will host DivorceCare at 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings beginning Dec. 2. If you have, or are going through a divorce, this class, led by Tom Kyle and April Office, offers hope and healing. Make your reservation by contacting Pastor Lisa, 677-9866. ext. 202. Christmas Eve services at Epiphany United Methodist Church, 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Road, will be 4 p.m. Children’s Service; 5:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Service led by the Youth; 7 p.m. Contemporary Communion Service with candlelight; and 11 p.m. Traditional Lessions and Carols with communion and candlelight. Breakfast with Santa at Epiphany United Methodist Church will be from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 a.m. Santa will make an appearance and check every boy and girls Christmas list, have his picture taken with each child and provide helpers for the children to do crafts. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

Evendale Community Church

The church is holding its annual Cookie Walk from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. Purchase homemade holiday cookies to give as gifts or share with friends and loved ones. Holiday crafts will also be available for purchase. The church is at 3270 Glendale Milford Road, Evendale; 563-1044.

Faith Christian Fellowship Church

Rock Church ministry for seventh through 12th grade meets the third Saturday of each month 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Features DJ, dancing, games, prizes and concessions. The church is presenting a Christmas play entitled, “The Honeycruisers’ Christmas” Wednesday, Dec. 2. The church has been hosting some sort of a Christmas party/musical for many years, each year creating a new theme or skit or a variety of entertaining, “get you in the mood for Christmas” acts. In 1988, FCFC began the tradition with a simple Christmas party, caroling and gift shop. Now, in 2009, the first Wednesday in December at FCFC means a dinner open to the public beginning at 6:15 p.m. followed by singing of Christmas carols, special music and the main event Christmas play. The evening ends with a visit from Santa. All are welcome and the night of laughter, music, traditions and surprises is at no cost. The church is at 6800 School St., Newtown; 271-8442.

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The church is hosting Scrapbooking from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nearly every third Monday. Free childcare is provided. You must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. For more information, call the church at 891-1700. The dates are: Dec. 14, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 7, July 19 and Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700.

Hartzell United Methodist

All are welcome to join the Monday Bible Study from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Pastor’s Parlor; current study is a book by James Moore, “Attitude is Your Paintbrush.” More information available by contacting the church at 891-8527. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

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Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

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

Kenwood Fellowship Church

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

Linwood Baptist Church

The church invites the community to participate in a Christmas Talent Show Sunday, Dec. 6, to benefit the church’s Camp Kirkwood ministry. Sing, tell a story/joke, play an instrument, do a skit, (any Christmas-themed/family-friendly/sanctuary-appropriate talent). Pre-show dinner is at 6 p.m. and is free of charge. Call 871-8642 to sign up your “act.” The church is at 4808 Eastern Ave., Linwood; 231-4912.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

All youth groups now meet at 6 p.m. every Sunday night beginning with supper, a short worship service and group sessions. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525; www.LPCUSA.org.

New Church of Montgomery

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

AMERICAN BAPTIST Dianne Steelman, Pastor 4808 Eastern Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45208 513-871-2954 www.Iinwoodbaptist.org Blending Contemporary & Traditional Sunday Worship - 11 :00 a.m. Wednesday Gathering - 6:00 p.m. Christmas Talent Show- December 6 See more Christmas opportunities on our website “Meeting the Needs of a Changing Community by Sharing the Unchanging Love of God”

MT WASHINGTON BAPTIST CHURCH

2021 Sutton Ave

231-4445

Sunday Services

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

BAPTIST Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

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

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

Cincinnati Country Day School 272-5800 www.horizoncc.com Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 www.indianhillchurch.org Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am Sunday School 10:30am Youth 7 & 8th grade 9:15am Youth 9 & 12th grade 11:45am Phone 561-6805 Fax 561-0894 INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894 Sunday Worship 8am & 9:30am www.IndianHillChurch.org

LUTHERAN ASCENSION LUTHERAN CHURCH

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

Good Shepherd (E LCA) www.goodshepherd.com

7701 Kenwood Rd.

513.891.1700

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

7515 Forest Rd. at Beechmont Ave 231-4172

Traditional Service 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Service 9:30 & 11:00am (Nursery care from 9:15am-12:15pm.)

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

Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Wed Night Bible Study 7:00 pm Pastor Ed Wilson 8105 Beech Avenue - Deer Park (Just off Galbraith across from Amity School) 513-793-7422

Church of God

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

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

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 www.stthomasepiscopal.org Sunday 7:45am Rite I Eucharist 9:00am Rite 2 Eucharist For All People 11:15am Rite 2 Choral Eucharist Childcare Provided for all Eucharists

EVANGELICAL COVENANT

UNITED METHODIST 8221 Miami Rd. (corner of Galbraith)

513-891-8181

NEW 9:30am Service -Innovative & High energy

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

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

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

Jeff Hill • Minister

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

FAITH CHRISTIAN

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

271-8442

Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr. Minister

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

NorthStar Vineyard Community Church

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

UNITED METHODIST

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

The Greater Cincinnati

Steve and Joy Jeffers of Cincinnati, Ohio are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Amy Jeffers to Paul Huhtala, son of Daryl and Nancy Huhtala of Wilmington, Ohio. The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Turpin H.S., a graduate of The Ohio State University and a graduate of Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. She is currently a pediatric resident at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Paul is a 2000 graduate of Wilmington H.S. and graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2005 with a degree in visual communication technology. He is employed at CDW in Chicago, IL. The wedding will take place on January 9, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio and the couple plan to reside in Chicago, IL.

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Sr. Pastor Mark Rowland Ann Luzader, Mike Carnevale

CHURCH OF GOD

Forestville Baptist Church

The church welcomes Mike Riddle from Answers in Genesis for the Christian Teachers Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. The one-day course is designed to prepare Christians to teach and present accurately and with confidence a biblical worldview of origins using the Bible, scientific evidence and critical thinking skills. The workshop is ideal for Christian school teachers, Sunday school teachers, pastors, youth leaders, home school teachers, parents and anyone wanting to learn more about this topic. The event costs $39 and includes lunch and materials. To register, call the church at 474-3884. The church is at 1311 Nagel Road, Anderson Township; 474-3884.

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Sunday School for Children & Adults at 9:30am & 11:00am.

Scottish Rite Valley of Cincinnati presents Christmas Cathedral Hour, Sunday December 6, 3:00pm, Cincinnati Masonic Center, 317 East Fifth St.

Featuring SR Cathedral Choir, Allen Temple A.M.E. Choir, Reverend Donald E. Dixon, retired SR Pastor of Hyde Park Community UMC.

Youth Fellowship (grade 7-12), 6-8pm. www.andersonhillsumc.org

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org "Come Home This Christmas: Peace"

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

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

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

513.753.1993 vineyardeastgate.org

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

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

www.cloughchurch.org

HARTZELL UMC

8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527

(off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.) email: hartzell-umc@fuse.net Sunday School 9 AM & 10:30 AM Sunday Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM Child Care provided 10:30AM

Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor

MT. WASHINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6365 Corbly Road 513-231-3946 Rev. Thomas A. Gaiser Sunday Worship 10:45am Adult Sunday School 9:30am Children’s Sunday School 10:45am Visitors Welcomed "A Family in Christ and a Beacon of God’s Love for Over 150 Years"

www.mtwashumc.org

MADEIRA SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH www.madeirachurch.org 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:00 am

Church School for Everyone 10:10 am

Traditional Worship 11:15 am Child Care available at all times

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST HERITAGE UNIVERSALIST UNITARIAN CHURCH

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

“One Church, Many Paths” www.huuc.net

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST United Church of Christ in Oakley

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

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

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

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

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

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Salvation Army seeks food donations

REAL ESTATE

INDIAN HILL

7625 Indian Hill Road: Sulfsted Alex to Brunner Nadine M. Tr; $260,000.

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The Salvation Army in Greater Cincinnati recently announced that it is requesting food donations to support its various programs throughout the city. The non-perishable food donations will be used to address requests from its Food Pantries, as well as to fill traditional Holiday Food Baskets.

Please join us on Sunday, December 6 from 5 - 9 p.m. for a fun-filled evening at the Holiday Inn Eastgate including the following: Buffet dinner with either chicken or vegetarian entrees, side dishes, coffee/tea and desserts (cash bar available). Crafts, door prizes and raffle (prizes of $400, $300, and $200). Entertainment and video recap of the year. Lots of love from the league animals.

“This year, the need is even greater,” said Major Ronald Foreman, divisional commander of the Salvation Army. “More families are struggling due to the economy, and the increased number of those who have become unemployed. In our local operations, we have seen requests for emergency assistance increase 30 percent over the prior year and it continues to rise.” In order to help those in need, the Salvation Army is reaching out to the community for an increased level of support. Those who want to help are asked to provide nonperishable food items. Canned goods, such as vegetables, fruit, cranberry sauce, and gravy, are a great help. Also, stuffing and cookie mix, boxes of instant pota-

toes and packages of rolls help round out the offerings. Finally, monetary donations provide gift cards to be used towards the purchase of fresh meat. Those making donations are asked to contact their local Salvation Army Community Center to arrange a dropoff. As well, monetary donations can be dropped off at the local center, or mailed to the center.

The six Salvation Army Community Centers in Greater Cincinnati include: • Batavia: 87 N. Market St., Batavia, 45103; 7326241; • Center Hill (Finneytown): 6381 Center Hill Ave., Cincinnati, 45224; 242-9100; • Citadel (Downtown): 120 E. Central Parkway, Cincinnati, 45202; 7625649; • Covington, Ky.: 1806 Scott Blvd., Covington, 41014; 859-261-0835; • Newport, Ky.: 340 W. 10th St., Newport, 41072; 859-431-1063; • West side (Price Hill): 3503 Warsaw Ave., Cincinnati, 45205; 251-1424.

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