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Census to create more than 300 NKY jobs By Regan Coomer email@example.com
The local U.S. Census Bureau office will hire a minimum of 300 jobs in Northern Kentucky starting in the spring of next year. Covington and U.S. Census Bureau officials celebrated the grand opening of the Covington office Friday Dec. 6 with a ribbon cutting. “It’s so crucially important to make sure everyone is counted,” said Covington Mayor Denny Bowman at the grand opening. “Part of our “It’s about purpose here assistance, today is to it’s about representaeducate. We’re and it’s not around all the tion about tax time. We surface m o n e y coming once every 10 back to years.” your city and our William Hatcher city.” A s Regional director of many as the Charlotte 1,200 temRegional Census porary cenCenter sus taker jobs will be created throughout an 18-county region, which includes Kenton, Boone and Campbell counties. Pay for local census workers will range from $13.75 to $15.25 an hour, according to the U.S. Census jobs Web site, 2010census jobs.gov. Census workers receive the standard federal mileage reimbursement and paid training. While most of the temporary employees will start work in the spring, the Covington U.S. Census office is hiring now, said Covington office manager Chad Linna at the ribbon cutting. Linna explained census results affect representation as well as funding for each state. The 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are reapportioned to states and the amount of tax dollars distributed to states depends on census data, he said. “Our local community, social services and infrastructure all rely on your part in the 2010 census to get our fair share of these funds,”
Covington Mayor Denny Bowman along with U.S. Census Bureau Regional Director Wayne Hatcher (right) and local census office manager Chad Linna (far right) cut the ribbon at the opening of the Covington office of the U.S. Census Bureau Friday, Dec. 4. he said. Filling in the census form is also important, said William Hatcher, Regional Director of the Charlotte Regional Census Center, because for every 1 percent of people who do not fill in the form, between $85 and $90 million are expended to hire people to knock on people’s doors. “Part of our purpose here today is to educate. We’re not around all the time. We surface once every 10 years,” Hatcher said. “People don’t know that much about the census.” To ensure that Covington’s res-
idents are counted, the city has formed the Covington Complete Count Committee, made up of seven members whose goal is to reach out and educate a specific group in the community, such as schools, businesses and faithbased groups. This “proactive” thinking will pay off for Covington, Hatcher said. “Cities that appoint a committee tend to get a better census county than cities that don’t,” he said.
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To apply or to get more information about a temporary job with the U.S. Census Bureau, visit 2010censusjobs.gov or call 1-800861-2010. Pay for census takers locally will be between $13.75 to $15.25 an hour. The census bureau is hiring now and will continue hiring throughout the spring of 2010. Applicants will have to take a 28question employment test evaluating clerical, reading, number, organizational, interpreting information and evaluation alternatives skills.
Daily cost for inmates could increase By Regan Coomer firstname.lastname@example.org
The price prisoners’ cost per day to sit in the Kenton County Detention Center could double in 2010. The Kenton County Fiscal Court heard the first reading of an ordinance increasing a prisoner’s daily fee from $5 to $10 at the regular meeting Dec. 8. Prisoners’ fees go toward their feeding, clothing and medical treatment. Cost of living increases is behind the need for the change, said Kenton County Jailer Terry Carl. “It hasn’t been raised since it was implemented in 2000,” Carl said. “The cost of everything is
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going up and I have to do as much as I can to offset those costs.” Pending fiscal court final approval after a second reading later this month, Carl expects the increase for county inmates to go into effect in January. Carl called the increase “minimal.” “I want to keep it reasonable, but also collect more funds,” he said. Currently there are more than 400 inmates in the Kenton County Detention Center, Carl said. County Treasurer Jerry Knochelmann said the $5 fee collected for each prisoner per day generated more than $119,000 last year. Should the increase be
instituted, county officials can expect double the collected amount in next year’s budget. The fiscal court also accepted two bids for the new Kenton County Detention Center, one for $377,000 for tables, beds and stools and one at $70,000 that hires an independent contractor to test heating, cooling and emergency systems for accuracy and efficiency before the jail opens next year. Carl said he would have to check with Four Seasons Environmental Inc., the company that will evaluate the jail’s various systems, to ensure the jail’s security system will be included in the work.
“We’ve never done anything like this before,” said Judge-Executive Ralph Drees. “It seems like it’s worth the money.” Norment Security Group’s low bid for jail furnishings was $160170,000 lower than the next lowest bid, Carl said, adding he visited jails outfitted with Norment Security Group products. “I personally recommend it,” he said. Deputy Judge Scott Kimmich recommended accepting Norment’s low bid contingent on the company’s willingness to pay prevailing wage, which is the hourly wage paid in the largest city in each county to the majority of workers, laborers and mechanics.
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Kenton parks’ program named oustanding 2009 By Regan Coomer email@example.com
During the summer, Kenton County parks makes (almost) every other Thursday a day of hands-on science fun for children. The three-year-old program, (Almost) Every Other Thursday Science, was named Outstanding Program of 2009 in late November. The Kentucky Recreation and Park Society presented the award to Kenton County Parks & Recreation Director Scott Gunning and Programs Coordinator Steve Trauger at the state conference in Louisville Nov. 20. This is the second award Kenton Parks has won in recent years: in 2005 the Wild Wednesdays program also was named Outstanding Program. “It’s exciting,” Trauger said. “I was thrilled to be
Last summer children learned about dinosaur bones, the weather, where food comes from, insects and about the nature of sound.
Kenton County Parks & Recreation’s (Almost) Every Other Thursday Science program was named the Outstanding Program of 2009 by the Kentucky Recreation and Park Society in late November. Kenton County’s Wild Wednesdays program was also honored with the award in 2005. Pictured are children digging up dinosaur bones with the help of the Cincinnati Museum Center last summer.
recognized by my peers as having put together one of the top programs in the state.” An average of 150 people attended each program over the summer, Trauger said, which featured presentations by the Cincinnati Museum Center, Center of Science and Industry (COSI) On Wheels and Riverworks Discovery. (Almost) Every Other Thursday Science is “totally interactive” and presented auditorium style, Trauger said. Each one includes experiments and things for children to pick up and touch. “It’s sort of an introduction to the world of science
and what we try to impress upon people if you enjoy it when you’re a kid there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy it in school and maybe pursue it as a lifelong hobby or profession,” Trauger said. Last summer children learned about dinosaur bones, the weather, where food comes from, insects and about the nature of sound, Trauger said. “The idea is not to just do a show and tell, but also to involve the participants so they’re doing something,” he said. And why did Trauger dub the program (Almost) Every Other Thursday? “Sometimes we had a couple in a row; one time three weeks in a row,” he said. “It just kind of worked. I seem to like long titles. I think that one paid off. It creates a little extra interest and people have to ask, ‘What is that?’” Independence mom Nyla Whitehead took her 11year-old twin girls to every (Almost) Every Other Thursday program in May, June, July and August of this year. “We never miss,” she said. “We homeschool, and for homeschooling these programs are fantastic.” Whitehead said (Almost) Every Other Thursdays teach her children things that she would otherwise have to go the source to get, such as the Cincinnati Museum Center. “You just can’t do it out of books – that’s why it’s so good,” she said.
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BRIEFLY Attempted murder
INDEPENDENCE – A person was shot at about 3 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, in the back lot of Apple Valley Apartments, 9529 Apple Valley Drive. The victim, Leon Marshall, 31, suffered from a gunshot wound and is currently in medical care at U.C. Hospital. His condition is not being released at this time. Independence Captain John Lanaker said two males approached Marshall and his girlfriend. Lanaker said not many words were exchanged before the suspects shot at Marshall. “We don’t know the motive right now. We’re still trying to piece all that together,” Lanaker said. Lanaker said the two suspects left the scene in a darkcolored minivan or SUV. Police are asking anyone with information about the case to contact Detective Jim Moore at 356-2697 or to call Crimestoppers.
New business opens
COVINGTON – Book publishing and packaging company Keen Communications, LLC. has opened up shop at 302 Greenup Street in Covington. Keen Communications publishes books focusing on outdoor recreation, travel, sports, heath and fitness, nature and business. The books are how-to and whereto information for participants, retailers and manufacturers in these areas. Books can be purchased at keencommunication.com and Amazon.com. An on-site retail store is coming soon.
Twelve Days of Christmas
COVINGTON – The Doors of Mainstrasse Village will be hosting the Twelve Days of Christmas starting Dec. 11. A giant gold Christmas tree will be on display in the plaza at Main and Pershing from Dec. 11 to 23. Each day, one of 12 fairy doors will be opened to reveal a special discount at a Mainstrasse Village business. While out shopping, be on the lookout for the more than 50 fairy doors on display throughout the village. For more information, visit thedoorsofmainstrassevillage.blogspot.com.
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Christmas time is here By Regan Coomer firstname.lastname@example.org
Smells of peanut butter, cocoa and a warming bonfire mixed at Taylor Mill’s Annual Christmas Party Sunday Dec. 6 in Pride Park. Residents could drink cocoa and eat cookies, take a hay ride or carriage ride, feed animals at the petting zoo and even spend a minute with Santa Claus, who was giving out candy canes and free hugs all evening.
Other activities included a craft for children, who made bird feeders by spreading peanut butter on a pine cone and then dipping it in bird seed. Taylor Mill Elementary’s Fourth and Fifth Grade Chorus wrapped up the evening with a performance of Christmas favorites such as “Christmas Time is Here” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” which the chorus invited everyone to sing. After the concert, the students helped Mayor Mark Kreimborg light the Christmas tree.
Two-year-old Parker Dye considers the story of Christmas while sitting on Santa’s lap at the Taylor Mill Christmas Party Dec. 6.
Taylor Mill Recreation Committee member Nancy Krallman helped out Chastity Silvey (right) as she rolled her peanut butter-smothered pine cone in bird seed at the Taylor Mill Christmas Party Dec. 6.
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Independence resident and Northern Kentucky Tea Party member Frank Halpin punches in his answers via remote about hillside development at the public forum held for The Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission’s Hills Project Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Notre Dame Academy.
More information The Northern Kentucky Tea Party was in attendance at The Hills Project public forum Dec. 2. President Willie Schadler said there was “a lot of good information” presented, but worried about a chapter on green infrastructure included in the study done by the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Kentucky as a basis for the project. One suggestion in the study is to tie together Kenton County’s parks, which Schadler said was “questionable.” “Most of that property is privately owned,” he said. “I want
to know how they plan to obtain the land. What if owners are not willing to do so? What are they going to do to make them give up their property?” However, Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission Director Dennis Gordon said the study was never intended to be formally adopted. Instead, it should be viewed as a starting point for discussion of The Hills project. “The discussion of what we do with hillsides, if the conclusion is to preserve them, is much further down the road,” he said.
The fate of hillsides in Kenton County is yet to be seen. The Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission (NKAPC) hosted a public forum Wednesday Dec. 2 to give the community a chance to weigh in on how much or little hillsides should be developed. More than 120 respondents used a remote control to punch in their answers to questions concerning the importance of hillsides, the best uses for hillsides, the best density of hillside development and more. NKAPC Director Dennis Gordon called the forum the first step in what he predicts will be an 18-month-long process. “We need residents to discuss this with us because we’re starting with a clean sheet of paper,” he said. “The goal is to engage the public to help educate them on issues with which they’re not yet familiar to hopefully come to some conclusion that everyone can live with.” According to attendee response, 68 percent of those present were male, 79 percent were Kenton County residents and more than 70 percent
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other land owners. “I think you ought to be able to choose what to do with your own property,” he said. “In a roundabout way I thought they were trying to tell you what you can do with your property.” Park Hills resident Ben Kordenbrock said he was disappointed the NKAPC didn’t allow “none of the above” answers when asking about whether single family, multifamily, non residential or mixed use developments should be allowed on hillsides.
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Kenton student art in Thomas More exhibition More info
Kenton County School District student artwork can be seen in the Thomas More High School Invitational Exhibition 2009 through Jan. 9. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Scott winners: Rachael Roberts (2nd place winner), Kelcey Clinebell, Jacob Ball (two entries), Robin Hunzicker, Alex Fischesser (two entries), Alex Robke, Greg Nicaise (three entries), Amanda Stoddard (two entries), Brandi Lukey and Katie Wainscott. Dixie winners: Kyle O’Brien, Marlie Rife, Lauren Hayes, Kaila Westover and Hannah Moore.
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Art by 14 Kenton County School District students was chosen to be part of the Thomas More College High School Invitational Exhibition, which opened Nov. 23. The juried show was open to juniors and seniors in Greater Cincinnati. Artwork was chosen from seven schools in Northern Kentucky and six in Ohio. Schools could submit up to 15 pieces of artwork. All 15 pieces from Scott High School were chosen for the show, which runs until Jan. 9, while five where chosen from Dixie Heights High School.
Five pieces by Dixie Heights High School students Marlie Rife, Lauren Hayes, Hannah Moore, Kaila Westover and Kyle O’Brien were chosen for exhibition in Thomas More College’s annual high school art show.
“I was really excited for the kids,” said Scott art teacher Maggie Wilmhoff. “They don’t get that many opportunities to exhibit work. It’s really great when they can have their work represented in a real gallery.” Scott junior Rachael Roberts won second place of all the entries in Thomas More’s art exhibition for her self portrait, titled “Self Conclusion.” “It’s a five-person self portrait of myself doing different things and having different expressions. None of them are positive. It’s kind of a reflection of what I was going through at the time,” she said. Roberts, who was surprised at her win, said she hopes everyone sees her piece in a different, individual light. “I’m used to opening my sketch book and seeing it,” she said of her art, “I’m not used to seeing my stuff so glorified.” Dixie Heights High School Art Teacher Terri Schatzman submitted work by her Advanced Placement Art students. Five pieces were chosen for the show. “Considering that you enter 15, that’s a third of the work. That’s awesome,” she said. “There have been years we haven’t gotten anything in.” Dixie senior Lauren Hayes painted a self portrait that is featured in the show. “That’s the hardest part: to be able to look without assuming you know what you look like,” she said of her piece. This is the first time Hayes’ work was chosen for a show, and
All 15 Scott High School artworks submitted to Thomas More College’s High School Exhibition were chosen to be shown at the juried show, which opened Nov. 23. Left to right seated: Jacob Ball, Amanda Stoddard and Robin Hunzicker. Standing left to right: Greg Nicaise, Alex Fischesser, Katie Wainscott and Rachael Roberts. Student artists not pictured: Kelcey Clinebell, Alex Robke and Brandi Lukey. though she hasn’t been by to see it hanging on the wall just yet, she’s looking forward to it.
“It’ll probably be really surreal. I’m definitely not used to it,” she laughed.
Hinsdale students enjoy day on campus By Jason Brubaker firstname.lastname@example.org
Hinsdale fourth-graders Ciara Sturm and Anna Burns grin as they touch a lamprey held by Thomas More biology professor Livvi Lantry.
Hinsdale students HarrisonTraylor, Kaikou Uchiyama, Conner Herbert and Allison Lloyd test the oxygen levels of a fish tank at Thomas More college on Dec. 4. The students also learned how to test the pH balance and the clarity of the water.
Hesitantly, Hinsdale fourthgrader Anna Burns reached her hand out, her fingertips edging closer and closer to the preserved lamprey fish, held by Thomas More biology professor Livvi Lantry. “Eww - it feels weird!” she exclaimed, drawing a laugh from her classmates. “That’s pretty cool though.” “Pretty cool” seemed to be the theme for the day, as about 50 students from Hinsdale visited Thomas More on Dec. 4 as part of a special program. The students, all in the gifted and talented program, spent the morning in the college’s science building, learning more about biology, physics and chemistry, and later, enjoyed lunch in the cafeteria and toured the campus. Thomas More and Hinsdale are Business Education Success Team (BEST) partners, a program in the Kenton County district that links schools with local organizations to
Thomas More chemistry professor Dr. Dan Esterline explains a lesson to students from Hinsdale Elementary on Dec. 4. The students got to try their hands at some experiments in the lab.
promote learning and opportunities beyond the classroom. “This is an incredible experience for the kids, because they get a window into what college life is like,” said Professor Dr. Ray Hebert. “These are gifted children who love to learn, and this is a great way to encourage that.” In each classroom, the students were able to conduct hands-on experiments as they learned from the college professors. In biology, the students learned how to test the pH and oxygen levels of an aquarium, while in chemistry, they learned about waterabsorbent materials, as well as the expressiveness of methane. “This is a lot of fun,” said fourth-grader Tawi Aina. “We get to take a field trip and get out of school, but we’re still learning a lot too.” Classmate Dori Cook agreed. “This is a blast,” she said, just moments after testing the pH level of a small aquarium outside of the classroom. “This has been my favorite trip we’ve ever done.”
Thomas More biology professor Livvi Lantry shows off a gar fish to a group of Hinsdale Elementary students on Dec. 4. The students spent the afternoon in the college's science building, learning about biology, chemistry and physics.
December 10, 2009
Student broadcast progressing in second year By Jason Brubaker email@example.com
Last year, Lindeman Elementary put WAJL on the air, a weekly, student-run broadcast featuring student news. This year, they’re looking it to make it bigger and better. Under the direction of teacher Kathleen Behne, last year’s students put together a broadcast that aired on Friday mornings in every classroom that included school news, the cafeteria menu, weekend weather reports and the “Birthday Parade”, a feature recognizing students who celebrated a birthday that week. This year, the students have kept many of the same features, but have added to the broadcast, making it close to 15 minutes each week. “The students love being a part of this, and it’s great incentive for them to behave and focus hard on their school work,” said teacher Jill Bomkamp, who is running the program this year. “It’s really a neat thing for them to be a part of, and I think they get a lot out of it.” One of the new features this year is the “Respect Roundup”, which plays off of the school’s theme for respecting others. Teachers will nominate students each
Lindeman third-graders Alex Everman and Kaitlyn Brierley read over their scripts at the news desk. Both are contributors to the WAJL weekly broadcast at the school. week for showing respect in the classroom, and then the student will have a chance to re-enact their “respect moment” on the broadcast. “We actually didn’t have one of those one week, and I had a bunch of students coming to me asking where it was,” recalled Bomkamp with a laugh. “So it’s become one of their favorites, because they know it’s a chance for them to get to be on TV.” Bomkamp said the students are also taking on more responsibility with the broadcasts this year, including taking their own pictures around the school with a camera rather than having teachers submit everything. “It’s fun, because everyone knows what you’re doing and they all want to be a part of it,” said thirdgrader Alex Everman. “It’s a really good time.” “I just like being on camera,” added classmate Kait-
lyn Brierley. “I thought it would be hard, but once you start doing it, it’s not at all.” Principal Mike Shires said the broadcast format has also been switched, to allow for more convenient viewing. Teachers can now download the broadcast and watch it on their Smart Boards whenever they feel, rather than having to tune into the Friday morning broadcast. “It just gives them a little more flexibility so it fits better in their schedule,” said Bomkamp. Overall, Bomkamp said she’s been very proud of the work the students have done each week to put the program together, and expects it to only get better. “It’s definitely a challenge, but it is fun also,” she said. “We’re just always trying to improve and make it as good as we possibly can.”
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This week in basketball
• Simon-Kenton High School boys beat Oldham County 69-51, Dec. 1. Sorrell was the high-scorer for Simon with 30 points. Simon’s Chambers scored 14 points, including one three-pointer; Reilly scored four, including one three-pointer; Gray scored two; Basham scored five points, including one three-pointer; Bishop scored six points; Mulberry scored four; Rabe scored three; Sampson scored one. • Scott High School girls beat Pendleton County 42-39, Dec. 1. Lauren Tibbs was Scott’s high-scorer with 14 points. Scott’s April Henson scored six points, Kelsey Bamforth scored eight, Taylor Stinson scored nine and Samantha Kraft scored five. • Holy Cross High School girls beat Dixie Heights High School 54-46, Dec. 1. Jayden Julian was Holy Cross’ highscorer with 20 points. Holy Cross’ DeAsia Beal scored 14 points, including one threepointer; Anna Ward scored nine; Maddy Staubitz scored seven, including one threepointer; Courtney Callary scored two; Tyler Gould scored two. • Holmes High School boys beat Beechwood High School 55-40, Dec. 2. For Holmes, Jaydale Herndon scored two points; Chris Hayes scored five points, including one three-pointer; Pierre Mayfield scored two points; Willie Slusher scored five points, including one three-pointer; Johnson and Elijah Pittman each scored 12 points; Demetrius Avery scored two; Johnson scored six and Dontel Rice scored nine. • Dixie Heights High School boys beat Conner High School 67-58, Dec. 2. Zeke Pike was Dixie’s topscorer with 16 points, including one three-pointer. Dixie’s James Stahl scored eight points, including one threepointer; Parker Stansberry scored three points; Josh Raleigh scored eight; Brandon Hatton scored 11; Josh Armbruster scored five, including one three-pointer; Matt Trammel scored 10, including one three-pointer and Brett Stansberry scored six. • Holy Cross High School boys beat Dayton High School 54-50, Dec. 2. Jake Burger was Holy Cross’ highscorer with 19 points, including five three-pointers. Holy Cross’ Joe Allen scored five points; Marcus Lee scored eight points; Keith Egan scored six points, including one three-pointer; Arlinghaus scored five points, including one three-pointer; Knochelman scored six; Kyle Fuller scored one three-pointer and Davis Stropko scored two.
This week in basketball
Ludlow High School girls beat Newport High School 6318, Nov. 30. In addition to being Ludlow’s top-scorer with 21 points, Bekah Cooper scored three 3-pointers and Courtney Turner scored one three-pointer. Ludlow’s Hanna King scored six points, Mariah Johnson scored 6, Erin Miller scored 10, Brittany Ritchie scored two, Megan Vohl scored four, Caitlyn Holt scored four, Kroger scored two, Jade Stansberry scored two and Keri Brown scored six.
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Robinson. Simmons said the overall numbers are up to about 30 wrestlers, but the team only has three seniors. The head coach expects a lot of improvement this season. Dixie will be at the Seneca High School tournament in Louisville Dec. 12 and a dual meet at Kings High School Dec. 16 before participating in the conference meet Dec. 19.
There’s a change in the guard in Simon Kenton High School wrestling. Nathan Gilbert moves up to the head coaching position for the Pioneers, taking over for Jim Wilbers. Gilbert is excited about his assistant coaches Brad Cooper, Steve Kaiser, and Jarrod Peebles. Cooper is a three-time state champion and part of the Cooper family, which has been synonymous with Pioneer wrestling for more than a decade. Another Cooper, Kevin, returns for his third season of varsity as just a freshman. Kevin Cooper was third in the state last year at 119 pounds. Senior Korey Belew was 2-2 at state last year in the 135-pound class. Another veteran senior, Weston Ott, was 2-2 at 140. He and Belew are co-captains. Sophomore Ryan Stevens competed at 145 in the state meet. Cody Herald is a junior with a lot of potential, Gilbert said. Overall, the Pioneers lost just two varsity wrestlers from last year and have 10 wrestlers ranked in the top 25 in the state preseason rankings of Nov. 9. Gilbert said the team is
SK’s Kevin Cooper (top) won his first medal at the state wrestling meet last year.
Scott’s Stephen Supe wrestles during the 2009 state meet. young, talented and coachable. SK had eight state qualifiers last year and was third in the regional meet. SK competes in the Edgewood Invitational in Ohio Dec. 13, then a trimeet at Indian Hill Dec. 15 before reconvening with the rest of Northern Kentucky
for the conference championships Dec. 19.
Ken Simmons returns for his fourth year as Dixie Heights Colonels’ head coach and his 47th year of coaching overall. Dixie was 7-7 last year
in dual matches. The Colonels were fifth in the conference meet and seventh in the regional tournament. Dixie returns four regional placers and two state qualifiers from last year. Chris Sikra, a state qualifier at 119 last year, returns and is the only Colonel listed in the top 25 in any class in the preseason state rankings. Nick Schreck competed at 160 last year in the state meet. Anthony Castellano, Jake Kirby and Alex Furman are other returning regional placers. Other returning starters are Mike Britton, Mike Wheeler, Matt Higgins, Trong Le and Jake Kirby. Top newcomers are Shane Courtney, Josh Crowder, Ian Johnson Zach Morris, Zach Mohring, Brian Pillman, Josh Pitts, and Ken
Scott High School returns four state qualifiers from 2009 for second-year head coach Don Graven, a former Scott wrestler. Senior Steven Supe finished fifth at 125 pounds last season. Senior Zack Sowder was fourth place at 152 and is the defending regional champion there. Junior Ritchie Supe, a multiple state qualifier, won two matches at 112 last season. He was the regional champion. Sophomore Brandon Robbins qualified at 119 last year.
Holmes returns Thurman Herron, who is ranked 23rd at 103 pounds in the preseason state rankings of Nov. 9 but is likely to wrestle at 119. Cody Johnson, a freshman, qualified for state at 125 pounds last year.
Northern Kentucky soccer players earn honors Northern Kentucky soccer awards for the 2009 season:
Boys All State Team
First team: Alec Robbins (Scott), Garrett Justice (CovCath), Jason Lewis (Highlands) Second team: Cole Little (NCC), Jake Hils (St. Henry), Ryan Stadtmiller (Brossart) Honorable mention: Dillon McConvey (Ryle), Zane Hill (Ryle), Evan Talkers (CovCath), Jesse Zilio (St. Henry), Dakota Beerman (Highlands), Matt Kees (Scott)
Boys’ Individual Region Awards
Player of the Year: Alec Robbins (Offensive), Scott; Garrett Justice (Defensive), CovCath Coach Of The Year: Casey Seibert, Scott Ed Lett Sportmanship: Cooper More than a match: Chris Lally, Ryle. First team all region: Alec Robbins (Scott), Cole Little (NCC), Jason Lewis (Highlands), Jake Hils (St. Henry), Christian Green (Boone Co.), Dillon McConvey (Ryle), Garrett Justice (CovCath), Ryan Stadtmiller (Bishop Brossart), Zane Hill (Ryle), Alex Dean (Highlands), Alex Etienne (Highlands). Second team all region: Evan Talkers (CovCath), Steven Leichter (Calvary), Colton Tanner (Campbell), Jesse Zilio (St. Henry), Trey Evans (CovCath), David Braun (Brossart), Ryan Stoker (Conner), Tyler Farrar (St. Henry), Alexx
Bernard (Campbell), Grant Kennedy (Ryle), Nick Speier (NCC), Matt Kees (Scott). Third team: Dakota Beerman (Highlands), Austin Juniet (NCC), Eberardo Perez (Conner), Cody Landrum (Dixie), Sam Perkins (Brossart), Matt McDonald (CovCath), Zach Steinkoenig (VMA), Sam Lewis (Highlands), Rob Poehlmann (Ryle), Tyler Kelley (Simon Kenton), Nick Smith (St. Henry). Honorable mention: Colyn Siekman (Conner), Michael Huffmyer (CovCath), Chris Reiger (St. Henry), Michael Walsh (Pendleton), Cameron Baston (Scott), Abhi Mohamed (Boone), Kody Hutchins (SK), Thomas Ortiz (Cov. Latin), Logan Barnett (Grant), Kevin Baeten (St. Henry), Cody Neises (Campbell), Mark Harlow (Cooper), Dylan Lankheit (Scott), Alex Schmitt (VMA), Cody Kearns (Grant), Justin Davis (Owen).
Region player of the Year: Abby Janszen (offense), St. Henry; Anne Marie Dumaine (defense), Campbell County. Coach Of The Year: Sara Raaker (Division I), Notre Dame; Kevin Turnick (Division II), NCC; Jeff Bowers (Division III), Calvary. First team all-region: Abby Janszen (St. Henry), Gabe Enzweiler (Brossart), Kim Neises (NCC), Heather Shelton (Notre Dame), Samantha Bradford (Holy Cross), Lauren Bennett (Walton-Verona), Torrie Lange (NDA), Katie Russo
(NDA), Anne Marie Dumaine (Campbell), Megan Berberich (NDA), Alli Ponzer (SK), Chelsea Dietz (Dixie). Second team: MacKenzie Grause (Highlands), Ariel Howell (Boone), Mikayla Turner (Calvary), Kaitlin Bryan (Campbell), Taylor Gamm (St. Henry), Aubrey Muench (NCC), Emily Sanker (Brossart), Allie Lonneman (NCC), Sarah Schock (Calvary), Katie Walz (Brossart), Lindsay Otis (Ryle). Third team: Beth Whitacre (Cov. Latin), Brittany Bowers (Calvary), Sarah Handlon (Scott), Kiley Stoll (VMA), Jillian Russell (SK), Abby Felthaus (St. Henry), Kaysie Worley (St. Henry), MacKenzie Cole (Highlands), Bailey Elder (Boone), Jaclyn Zembrodt (Ryle), Madison Freeman (NCC). Honorable mention: Hillary Miniard (Beechwood), Brittany Bohn (Bellevue), Julia Martin (Brossart), Kayla Scott (Boone), Liz Niehaus (Calvary), Amy Neltner (Campbell), Jenna Hilgefort (Conner), Kendall Sebald (Cooper), Grace Wyatt (Covington Latin), CC Centers (Dayton), Justina Rogers (Dixie), Bekah Towles (Highlands), Raven Freeman (Holmes), Sarah Zembrodt (HC), Morgan Lyon (Ludlow), Jamie Harrison (Newport), Olivia Huber (NCC), Courtney Clark (NDA), Katie Eichinger (Ryle), Courtney Wren (Scott), Ashley Repka (SK), Stephanie Hasken (St. Henry). Chloe Nemann (VMA), Lizzie Hoffa (Walton-Verona).
Dixie tourney returns
Dixie Heights senior guard Karli Rader tries to shoot over Holy Cross sophomore forward Jayden Julian during the season opener for both teams Dec. 1. Holy Cross won 54-46 in the opener of the 33rd annual Dixie Heights Invitational.
Dixie Heights senior guard Kayla Bowman (left) and Holy Cross senior forward Anna Ward battle for the ball during the season opener for both teams Dec. 1. HC won 54-46 in the opener of the Dixie Heights Invitational.
Sports & recreation
December 10, 2009
SIDELINES Holiday soccer camp
The second annual OSYSA Soccer Unlimited Winter Holiday Camp is from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 22 and 23, at Pleasure Isle, Covington. Cost per participant is $60, with a 10 percent discount offered to families with more than one athlete attending. Bring a ball. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 5 to 15. There is a maximum of 20 participants. Register through www.osysa.com/camps.
The Kentucky/Ohio Xtreme SemiPro football team is looking for players/coaches/cheerleaders/staff for its 2010 summer season. Contact Mike Kirchgessner at 377-2988 or e-mail at email@example.com. Visit www.kyohxtreme.com.
Fast pitch softball sign-ups
The Northern Kentucky Bandits Fastpitch Softball Organization is currently conducting tryouts for the 2010 summer softball season. The organization is seeking players for the following ages: 10 (born after Jan. 1999), 12 born after Jan. 1997), 14 (born after Jan. 1995) and 16 (born after Jan. 1993). For tryout information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit
Pandas play well
On Sept. 19, Notre Dame Academy JV golf team competes in the Lady Cat Classic at Kincaid Lake State Park. The Pandas played well and finished third for the team. Individually, Kelly Kleier finished fourth overall and was low Panda with a 45, followed by Nicole Vollman and Jillian Grosser with 53s. The rest of the Pandas played well on a tough, hilly track. The team finished their season at 4-2 with a victory over Villa Madonna Sept. 18 at World of Sports. Medalist was Kelly Kleier with a 37. Pictured are Hayley Berling, Nicole Vollman, Megan McNulty, Kelly Kleier, Jillian Grosser, Nicole Volpenhein and Coach Kevin Sesher. Not pictured are Rachel Curtin, Addy Frey, Megan Ginter, Madison Moore, Claire Reinert and Kiersten Sesher.
Lily Rodgers of Covington Latin was named a Kentucky state finalist in the Wendy’s High School Heisman contest. The Heisman is awarded in conjunction with the college football Heisman Tro-
phy Dec. 12. The award is open to high school seniors who participate in athletics. Students are judged based on their academic achievements, community service involvement, and athletic accomplishments. Rodgers was one of 10 female finalists for the over-
all Kentucky state winner. The Kentucky state winner was eligible for the national finals. Several area athletes were named as school winners. They are: Notre Dame: Amy Beischel. Covington Latin: Andrew Merkle, Lily Rodgers.
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Calvary Christian: Michelson Kohls. Dixie Heights: Ryan Smith. St. Henry: Carly McArtor, Daniel Markgraf. Scott: Elizabeth Ball. Villa Madonna: Stephanie Sias, Zachary Steinkoenig.
Boys’ soccer winners announced Holy Cross – Jeff Guidugli, Ricky Pangallo, Mitchell Wegen, Brett Schawe. Ryle beat Covington Catholic 2-0 to capture the 2009 Freshman Tournament. All Tournament Team (locals) Simon Kenton – Troy Sterling. Dixie – Javier Camargo. St. Henry – Brian Tobergte. Holy Cross – Jordan Wessling, Brendon Allf. Scott – Chance Patterson,
BRIEFLY The Thomas More College men’s soccer team fell, 4-2, to 10th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University Nov. 14, in the first round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Tournament in Pittsburgh, Pa. With the loss the Saints end the season with a 17-3-1 overall record with a schoolrecord 17 wins. Carnegie Mellon took a 10 lead when it scored at the 4:48 mark. The Saints answered at the 35:20 mark when freshman midfielder Andrew Sullivan, a Colerain High School graduate, scored off an assist from junior midfielder Dan Miller, an Elder High School graduate, to tie the match at 1-1. The match remained tied at 1-1 at halftime. In the second half, the Tartans scored three unanswered goals to lead 4-1 at the 68:49 mark. The Saints cut the lead to 4-2 at the 72:05 mark when sophomore midfielder Ricky Barria, Dixie Heights High School graduate, scored off a cross from sophomore defender Keith Kreidenweis, an Elder graduate. Carnegie Mellon then went on to the 4-2 victory.
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Sophomore goalkeeper Zack Lawson played all 90 minutes in goal and recorded seven saves, while allowing four goals. The Tartans out-shot the Saints, 17-10, including 11-7 on goal and won the battle of corner kicks, 9-2.
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when making travel plans. Even sites like Amazon allow customers to review products. Understanding this reliance on consumer reviews is important for several reasons. Customers have often researched your business and have high expectations. If you don’t meet those expectations those customers will likely tell others, either by mouth or via the internet, so ensure each customer is satisfied before he or she leaves – do what you need to do to make it right. One unhappy customer can undo the value of multiple satisfied ones. Also, check out review sites to see how your company is faring. Third, customers won’t appreciate cost-cutting measures that negatively affect services or products. Some businesses cut costs in
ways that compromise customer experience. Not so, McDonald’s, who recently announced plans to add 1,000 stores globally, reinvigorated their brand by adopting a new mantra, “Better, not bigger.” Whether considering new menu items or making the restaurants more convenient, they take the cue from their customers. They got rid of gas-guzzling cars in their fleet, halted construction on some previously planned restaurants and negotiated better advertising rates – not cuts that directly impacted their customer. The takeaway – be careful and strategic about the cuts you make. Consumers are extra cautious so implement changes that ensure you are selling quality products and services at a reasonable price.
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Song for soup
Members of Villa Madonna's Music Honor Society, Tri M, presented an evening of music for a good cause on Nov. 16. Students played musical instruments and sang for their classmates, teachers, and families. The audience at "Songs for Soup" paid admission in nonperishable food items, which were donated to Lifeline Ministries. PROVIDED
CH@TROOM Last week’s question
Do you think that DUI checkpoints, set up by police during the holidays, are effective? Why or why not? “DUI checkpoints seem to catch impaired people so what’s not to like? They also make me think twice about drinking and driving and that is a good thing. “Some will argue that they were only a little over the limit, but those same people will be the first to sue if they trip over a pebble in a business. To them, everything is someone else’s fault. Fifty years ago nobody thought much about driving home from a party half lit, but today most people realize this is unacceptable. “I would like to see red light cameras for the same reason. Not a day goes by when I don’t see someone blatantly run a red light. I am not talking about pushing yellow, but flat out ignore the red, particularly on left turns. Better enforcement snags those self-centered idiots who endanger us all.” F.S.D. “I believe it is urgent for authorities to get drunk drivers off our streets. While the checkpoints serve that end, it’s disheartening to read with regularity of repeat offenders being on the streets despite five or more DUIs. Doing something with DUIs after apprehension to prevent repeats seems to be a greater need.” R.V. “The whole DUI situation
Next question: President Obama has called up 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. Would you support a “war tax” to pay for this deployment? Send your response to firstname.lastname@example.org with “chatroom” in the subject line. needs an overhaul. MADD will tell you that it takes only about 3 months for as many people to be killed in DUI ‘accidents’ as died on 9/11, but society just doesn’t seem to care. “Checks need to be random and unannounced, licenses revoked for at least a year and second offenders jailed for 5 years. The choice to drive drunk is to risk committing at least manslaughter if not murder.” D.R. “First, I think drunk driving is a terrible crime. And alcohol’s deleterious effects go way beyond drinking and driving. But these checkpoints seem to be very ineffective, catching few people. The cops should sit outside of bars and venues for Christmas parties and then watch for erratic driving. They will catch a lot more people that way.” T.H. “Although I feel that DUI checkpoints have there purpose, I also feel that the law has some pitfalls. An individual can have
one glass of wine, beer, or a mixer with dinner and if pulled over still be cited for DUI if registering any amount of alcohol. “I also feel that it is improper for a cruiser to be watching bars or establishments that sell alcohol for consumption or any officer pulling over a vehicle for some lame excuse to see were you have been and if you have consumed any alcohol.” D.J. “DUI checkpoints are a good idea, mostly to protect drivers who don’t drink from those who do. However, I think the best holiday plan in place in our area is the free cab service offered to anyone within the I-275 loop on New Year’s Eve. If you attend a holiday party this year and you plan to drink, give your hosts your car keys and ask them to NOT give them back if you’ve had one too many. If they’re true friends, they’ll be happy to call a cab for you. “From my own experience I’ve learned that drinking and driving are just plain stupid. Avoid being on the road during any major ‘celebration’ holiday if you can, but if not watch out for the other guy (he won’t be able to watch out for you!). ‘Nuff said.” M.M. “Are DUI checkpoints effective? I’m sure that they will detect some folks who are under the influence, but I honestly don’t think the percentage of impaired drivers that they find will be sig-
nificant. There just aren’t enough resources to do that job thoroughly, unfortunately. I don’t know the answer. Perhaps if there was some easy way that motorists could report the license plate numbers of vehicles that are observed driving erratically it would help.” B.B. “I think they are a waste of man hours. The Report-A-Drunk hotline can enlist the aid of civilians (and there are more of us than police) so if they see someone weaving while driving or standing in a parking lot fumbling with their car keys, they can report the incident. And if they must have the checkpoints to keep MADD happy, then don’t tell where they are going to be. Make it a surprise!” C.A.S. “I think they are since they may cause some to not drink or at least drink in moderation. Also, the checkpoints always have the potential of catching those who totally disregard the drinking/driving laws and who probably wouldn’t remember where the checkpoints are, even if you told them.” B.N. ‘I think the police should worry more about getting drugs and criminals off the streets instead of harassing people with checkpoints.” N.W.S.
“It seems pretty effective for people stupid enough to drink and then drive through a preannounced check point location. Seriously, the police seem very close to the edge with stops and searches without probable cause. I worry both about drunken driving and, slowly but surely, watching our rights erode away.” W.H. “Yes I think they are somewhat effective, but I think they would be even more so if they didn’t advertise where they are going to be on the news and in the newspapers.” P.F. “It is hard to say whether DUI checkpoints are effective without any statistics, but I imagine there are some people who curb their drinking because of them. Even if only one life is saved, it may be worth it. I have not been inconvenienced by a DUI checkpoint over the holidays, so I don’t have any first-hand experience with them and how much of a delay they can be to travel.” D.K. “No, by law they have to publish where they will be located and when they do set them up they cause a traffic jam and many motorist are prone to accidents due to them.” L.S. “No because they tell the location.” N.P.
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Dr. Tom Smith and Dr. Ron Elliott specialize in cosmetic and family dentistry.
Dental practice has long history in Florence By Patricia A. Scheyer Community Recorder Contributor
At the end of Shelby street on Main in Florence is a stately white building that is home to Anderson, Smith and Elliott Dental Associates, a business specializing in dentistry for 40 years. Semi-retired now, Bill Anderson started the business in 1969, and after working for Anderson, Ron Elliott purchased the business in 2001. Tom Smith, a 1997 graduate of the University of Kentucky, came to the practice in 2008. “We are a comprehensive dental practice focusing on all aspects of dentistry,” said Ron Elliott. “We see all ages, from age 3 and up. We are very patient focused – they aren’t numbers to us. We provide ample time for each patient, and don’t just schedule an inflexible 10
minutes for each person.” The doctors do generalized and cosmetic dentistry, whatever the patients want and need. They accept virtually all forms of insurance. “I think what sets us apart is our care, and the materials we use,” said Tom Smith. “We don’t cut corners. Most of our patients have come from word of mouth, and generally they don’t leave because they know they are getting excellent care.” New patients can receive a Smile card, which entitles them to $25 off the initial examination. The doctors invite people to view their Web site, andersonsmithandelliottdental.com, to learn a little more about the practice. To schedule an appointment, the number for the practice is 859-371-4620.
THINGS TO DO
Christmas in MainStrasse
There will be a few holiday events this weekend at the MainStrasse Village in Covington. The festivities began with a Candy Cane Hunt at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 in Goebel Park. In addition to candy canes, the event will include refreshments, a petting zoo, pony wagon rides and Santa Claus. Santa Claus will be back the following day at Wertheim’s Restaurant from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a special breakfast and lunch. To reserve a table call 261-1233. For information on the MainStrasse Village, visit www.mainstrasse.org.
It’s a Wonderful Life
Instead of watching “It’s a
Wonderful Life” on television this year, take in the Falcon Theatre’s radio drama version of the holiday classic Dec. 11-13. The production, which also includes sound effects, provides the experience of being part of a live studio audience. The last three shows of this unique performance will take place Dec. 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. For tickets, call 513-479-6783. The Falcon Theatre is located at 636 Monmouth Street in Newport.
Off to the races
The 2009 Holiday Meet is officially underway at Turfway Park in Florence. The track will feature live racing through Dec. 31. Post times are at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and at 1:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The track will be closed Dec. 23-25. As usual, the park will feature “Dollar Fridays” during the meet. The weekly event features draft beer and hot dogs for a $1 each. There will also be a live band performing and a prime rib buffet at Homestretch Restaurant. For more information, visit www.turfway.com or call 3710200.
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Suzanne Wendt and 4-year old Sydney Richardson take a break from reading at the Erlanger Library. Both are participating in the Reading Buddies program, which matches volunteers with young children to help them develop their reading abilities.
Reading program about more than just books By Jason Brubaker email@example.com
When Sonya Covington signed her two daughters up to participate in the Reading Buddies program at the Erlanger Library, she admitted she wasn’t sure what to expect. “I figured it would be good for them to be at the library learning rather than just sitting at home watching TV or something, but I didn’t know how much this would work,” she said. “But it seemed like a good chance for them to get some extra help, so we went for it.” Now, a little over a year later, she’s seen the results and she couldn’t be happier. “It’s been tremendous for both of them - I’ve noticed a huge improvement,” she said. “ I’ve even noticed that my four-year-old, Sydney, has really improved her speech and is learning more how to sound out words for herself. That’s not even something I thought about, but it’s just been another benefit.” According to Lisa Tewes, the library’s coordinator for children’s programs, the library started the Reading Buddies program a little over a year ago, hoping to reach out to younger children who may come from a nonEnglish speaking home. The goal of the program was to allow volunteers
The Reading Buddies program typically meets on Monday afternoons from 4:30-6 p.m, and again on Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., although the schedules may be adjusted during the holidays. For more information, or to become a volunteer, contact the library at 962-4000. to read to children and help them begin understanding English as they prepared to enter school. However, as program volunteer Kathy Hanas points out, the program has grown from there. “Now, we have kids come in who just want to learn to read better or who simply enjoy stories,” she said. “It’s really evolved, and I think that’s why it has been so successful.” A former secretary at Tichenor Middle School, Hanas said she volunteered for the program to remain involved with kids. And although she’s now working with much younger children than she was at the middle school, she said it’s been a pleasure. “With the younger kids, you can see them progressing over time, and that’s really rewarding,” she said. “Not only do you build a relationship with them and grow fond of them, but you see them getting more comfortable in
the library, and that’s a great sign as they start to get older.” The program typically is held twice a week for about 90 minutes at the Erlanger Branch, with pizza being served afterwards for the kids and volunteers. However, she said the food reward isn’t the only reason kids are showing up. “We have one little girl who comes in who would read the entire day if she could,” said Tewes with a laugh. “She doesn’t even care about the foodshe just loves reading and that’s really one of our ultimate goals.” In addition to developing their reading skills, Covington said the program also has some social aspects as well. Being new to the Erlanger-area, she said Reading Buddies has helped her daughters make new friends. “The staff at the library can always greet them by name, which really has helped them to feel at home here,” she said. “They’ve met some new people just by being around the library, and it’s been a blessing to watch them settle in here.” She added that she would gladly recommend the program to other parents. “The kids enjoy being able to go to the library, and they’re learning the entire time,” she said. “I’ve been amazed at how much they’ve gotten out of this.”
Kroger and Freestore Foodbank launch Check-Out Hunger campaign Kroger and the Freestore Foodbank have launched Kroger’s annual CheckOut Hunger program. Now through Dec. 31 Kroger customers are invited to purchase $1, $3 and $5 coupon available at the registers. The purchase price of each coupon will be donated directly to the Freestore Foodbank. This program has proven to be a quick and convenient way to help those in need this holiday season. “We are all sadly aware of the increasing need for assistance thousands of families in our community are facing at this time. The Freestore Foodbank works very hard to meet the demand for its services. Unfortu-
nately, this need will certainly continue throughout the holiday season and, most likely, into 2010,” said Geoff Covert, president of Kroger’s Cincinnati/Dayton region. “The Kroger Company hopes that the funds raised through the Check-Out Hunger program will provide the Freestore Foodbank with the additional funding they need to continue the invaluable support they are giving to the less fortunate.” Covert continued, “The Kroger Co. is strongly committed to the fight to end hunger and we partner with the Freestore Foodbank in many of their efforts, as this is a fight we fight all
year long. We know our customers, too, will participate as much as they can this year. Kroger customers always have been and will continue to be very generous.” The proceeds of Check-Out Hunger will go towards the Freestore Foodbank’s annual Hunger is Unacceptable holiday fundraising campaign, which will officially launch next week. The 2009 campaign has the goal of raising $2 million by Jan. 31, 2010. For more information about the Freestore Foodbank, visit www.freestorefoodbank.org or call 513-482FOOD.
December 10, 2009
THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD F R I D A Y, D E C . 1 1
Holiday Bling, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Passionate Arts Center, 31-33 W. Pike St. Gallery 31. Paintings, photographs, textiles, pottery, calligraphy, stained glass, jewelry, sculpture and more. Light refreshments provided. Through Dec. 23. 393-8358. Covington.
Light Up the Levee Holiday Light Show, 6 p.m. Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, In front of Barnes & Noble 6:10 p.m. Featuring LED lights dancing in synchronization to holiday music. Shows every 20 minutes with last show at 11:50 p.m. and pre-programmed to take place 18 times nightly. Free. 291-0550; www.newportonthelevee.com. Newport.
Indie Film Night, 6:30 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Watch and discuss recent release. Free. 962-4002; www.kentonlibrary.org. Erlanger.
FOOD & DRINK
Fish Fry, 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Knights of Columbus #3908, Father Bealer Council, 605 Lytle Ave. Includes fish, shrimp, chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs and sides. Drinks available. Carry-out available. Benefits charities of Knights of Columbus No. 3908. $1.25-$7. Presented by Knights of Columbus #3908, Fr. Bealer Council. 342-6643. Elsmere.
HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS
Live Nativity, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Grant’s Lick Baptist Church, 941 Clay Ridge Road, Refreshments, stories, live animals and Christmas carols. Free. 635-2444. Alexandria. Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Newport on the Levee, Holiday decorations throughout Aquarium, Scuba Santa’s Post Office and Reindeer Roundup game. Scuba-diving Santa Claus performs in dive shows with sharks daily. Included with admission: $20, $13 ages 212. 261-7444. Newport. Holiday Toy Trains are on Track, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Largest interactive holiday train display in Northern Kentucky with more than 25 stations for children. Layout features 250 feet of track and Lionel, Marx and Plasticville toy trains and sets from past and present. Family friendly. $7, $6 seniors, $4 ages 3-17. 491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington. Christmas at the Creation Museum, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Holiday musicals and planetarium presentation of “The Christmas Star” inside museum, tickets required. Creation Museum, 2800 Bullittsburg Church Road, Outdoors. Nativity scene with actors in firstcentury Bethlehem, Christmas light display and an archaeological presentation explaining the replica of a Bethlehem home for the infant’s birth. Included with admission: $21.95 ages 13-59; $16.95 ages 60 and up; $11.95 ages 5-12; free military, police and firefighters; free ages 4 and under. 888582-4253. Petersburg.
MUSIC - BENEFITS
Star of Hope Christmas Dance, 8 p.m.-midnight, Briarwood Banquet Center, 2134 Petersburg Road, The Oak Room. Music by Triple Dose, free appetizers, drink specials and door prizes. Benefits needy families of area. Ages 21 and up. $10. Reservations recommended. Presented by The Briarwood. 689-0359; www.briarwoodbanquet.com. Hebron.
MUSIC - BLUES
Tickled Pink, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sidebar, 322 Greenup St. Free. 431-3456. Covington.
Sonny Moorman Group, 8 p.m.-midnight, Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave. Memphis or Bust. 261-1029. Latonia.
MUSIC - CHORAL
Dickens Carolers, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Riverwalk Level. 291-0550. Newport.
ON STAGE - COMEDY
Lynne Koplitz, 8 p.m. Dinner available. $16. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Newport on the Levee, Thespian and stand-up comedian. Ages 21 and up. 957-2000. Newport.
ON STAGE - THEATER
Titanic the Musical, 8 p.m. NKU Corbett Auditorium, Nunn Drive, Musical combines one of the greatest stories of American tragedy with amazing musical orchestrations. $12, $11 faculty and staff, $10 seniors, $8 student. Presented by Northern Kentucky University Theatre and Dance. Through Dec. 13. 5725464; www.nku.edu/~theatre. Highland Heights. The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf, 7:30 p.m. Village Players, 8 N. Fort Thomas Ave. The Wolf: Villain or victim? The Three Pigs: Innocent or at fault? The jurors, made up of your favorite nursery rhyme characters, decide. $6. Through Dec. 13. 392-0500. Fort Thomas. It’s a Wonderful Life, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth St. Imagine the holiday movie as a 1940s-style radio drama. $15, $12 seniors and students. Presented by Falcon Theater. Through Dec. 13. 513-4796783; www.falcontheater.net. Newport. Holiday Hoopla, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, Newport on the Levee, Sketch comedy shorts and music by BillWho? Dedicated to the hustle and bustle of the season. $20$30. Reservations recommended. Through Jan. 9. 581-7625. Newport. S A T U R D A Y, D E C . 1 2
BENEFITS Fairytale for the Foodbank, 8 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St. Mike Fair and the Adventure Seekers host. 15 local artists performing holiday and seasonal songs. Raffles. Benefits Freestore Foodbank. $5. 491-6659. Covington. COOKING CLASSES
Cork and Fork Cooking Class, 2 p.m. Hearty Soup. $20., Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd. Cooking demonstrations with wine pairings. With Arthur Leech. Reservations required. 4261042; www.argentinebean.net. Crestview Hills.
HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS
Candy Cane Hunt, 2 p.m. Goebel Park, Philadelphia Street between 5th and 6th streets, Prizes, refreshments, petting zoo, pony wagon rides and Santa Claus. Ages 3-12. Free. Presented by MainStrasse Village Association. 2922151. Covington. Live Nativity, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Grant’s Lick Baptist Church, Free. 635-2444. Alexandria. Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland, 10 a.m.6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $20, $13 ages 2-12. 261-7444. Newport. Holiday Toy Trains are on Track, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 ages 3-17. 491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington. Breakfast with Santa Cow, 8 a.m.-9 a.m. Chick-fil-A Florence, 4980 Houston Road, 594-4600; www.chick-fil-a.com/houstonroad. Florence. Christmas at the Creation Museum, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Holiday musicals and planetarium presentation of “The Christmas Star.” Creation Museum, Included with admission: $21.95 ages 13-59; $16.95 ages 60 and up; $11.95 ages 5-12; free military, police and firefighters; free ages 4 and under. 888582-4253. Petersburg.
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MUSIC - ACOUSTIC
Kyle Meadows and Tisa McGraw, noon-2 p.m. Holiday concert featuring selections from their “Comfort and Joy” CD. Kentucky Haus Artisan Center, 411 E. 10th St. Dulcimer player and Celtic harpist perform. 261-4287; www.kentuckyhaus.com. Newport.
MUSIC - CHORAL
Dickens Carolers, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Newport on the Levee, 291-0550. Newport. Christmas Songfest, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. St. Patrick Catholic Church, 3285 Mills Road, With Hickory Grove Jazz & Praise Band, Carter’s Chapel United Methodist Bell Choir, Dixie Heights High School Treble Choir and Joyful Noise. Free. 356-7864. Taylor Mill.
ON STAGE - COMEDY
Lynne Koplitz, 7:30 p.m. Dinner available. $16. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000. Newport.
ON STAGE - THEATER
Titanic the Musical, 8 p.m. NKU Corbett Auditorium, $12, $11 faculty and staff, $10 seniors, $8 student. 572-5464; www.nku.edu/~theatre. Highland Heights. The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf, 1:30 p.m. Village Players, $6. 392-0500. Fort Thomas. It’s a Wonderful Life, 8 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, $15, $12 seniors and students. 513479-6783; www.falcontheater.net. Newport. Holiday Hoopla, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $20-$30. Reservations recommended. 581-7625. Newport.
Christmas Fairy Pet Event, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Stoney’s Gift & Frame Shoppe, 323 W. 6th St. Christmas Fairy poses with pets for Christmas photos. Presented by Doors of MainStrasse Village. 655-9571. MainStrasse Village. S U N D A Y, D E C . 1 3
FOOD & DRINK Breakfast and Lunch with Saint Nicholas, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Wertheim’s Restaurant, 514 W. Sixth St. Food available a la cart. Free. Reservations recommended. 261-1233. Covington. HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS
Civil War Christmas, noon-6 p.m. James A. Ramage Civil War Museum, 1402 Highland Ave. History presenters, Civil War reenactors, educational opportunities and more. Museum decorated using items similar to those available during Civil War era. Music by Kentucky Dulcimers 1-3 p.m. Free. 331-1700; www.fortwright.com. Fort Wright. Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland, 10 a.m.6 p.m. Free ornament craft noon-3 p.m. while supplies last. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $20, $13 ages 2-12. 2617444. Newport. Holiday Toy Trains are on Track, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 ages 3-17. 491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington. Candlelight Christmas, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Newport Elks Lodge, 3704 Alexandria Pike, Christmas Stagette. Includes dinner, raffle tables, bingo, bake table. Elvis impersonator sings Christmas songs. Ages 21 and up. $15. Reservations required. 781-0749. Cold Spring.
The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center (The Carnegie) along with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra present the musical “Oliver!” during the weekends of Dec. 12-27 at The Carnegie. This weekend’s shows are scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13. Tickets are $18-$25 and are available through The Carnegie Box Office or online at www.thecarnegie.com. Pictured above are actors Charlie Clark, left, (Fagin), Adam Dock (Artful Dodger) and Will Graber (Oliver).
The Gourmet Strip: Dining, Entertainment and Gambling, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, members free. 491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington.
ON STAGE - COMEDY
Lynne Koplitz, 7:30 p.m. Dinner available. $14. Funny Bone Comedy Club, 957-2000. Newport.
ON STAGE - THEATER
Titanic the Musical, 3 p.m. NKU Corbett Auditorium, $12, $11 faculty and staff, $10 seniors, $8 student. 572-5464; www.nku.edu/~theatre. Highland Heights. The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf, 1:30 p.m. Village Players, $6. 392-0500. Fort Thomas. It’s a Wonderful Life, 3 p.m. Monmouth Theatre, $15, $12 seniors and students. 513479-6783; www.falcontheater.net. Newport. Holiday Hoopla, 7 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $20-$30. Reservations recommended. 5817625. Newport. M O N D A Y, D E C . 1 4
ATTRACTIONS Jellyfish Gallery, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission; $20, $13 ages 2-12. 261-7444; www.newportaquarium.com. Newport. Frog Bog, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $20, $13 ages 212. 261-7444. Newport. Light Up the Levee Holiday Light Show, 6 p.m. Newport on the Levee, Free. 291-0550; www.newportonthelevee.com. Newport. DANCE CLASSES
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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Hex Squares, 7 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Western square dance club specializing in hexagon style for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427. Covington.
ART EXHIBITS Holiday Bling, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Passionate Arts Center, 393-8358. Covington.
MUSIC - BLUES
Ricky Nye and Bekah Williams, 7:30 p.m.11:30 p.m. Chez Nora, 530 Main St. 4918027. Covington.
Midday Musical Menu, 12:15 p.m. Christmas Carol Sing accompanied by brass and organ. Trinity Episcopal Church, 326 Madison Ave. Free; $6 lunch available at 11:30 a.m. 431-1786. Covington.
Beginner Square Dance Class, 7:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Casual dress. Smooth-soled shoes required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427. Covington.
ON STAGE - THEATER
HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS
American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Elsmere Senior Center, $4. 689-5743; www.nkybridge.com. Elsmere.
Scuba Santa’s Water Wonderland, 10 a.m.6 p.m. Newport Aquarium, Included with admission: $20, $13 ages 2-12. 261-7444. Newport.
Holiday Hoopla, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $20-$30. Reservations recommended. 581-7625. Newport.
Swing Dancing, 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Step-NOut Studio, 721 Madison Road, Music by DJ. Free beginner lesson before open dancing. All ages. $5. Presented by CincySwing.Com Ltd. 513-290-9022. Covington.
The Gourmet Strip: Dining, Entertainment and Gambling, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BehringerCrawford Museum, $7, $6 ages 60 and up, $4 ages 3-17, members free. 491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington.
ON STAGE - THEATER
Nuncrackers, 6:30 p.m. Stauss Theatre, 101 Fine Arts Center, Northern Kentucky University, “Nunsense” Christmas musical comedy. Includes dinner in Corbett Theatre lobby. $29. Reservations required. Presented by Commonwealth Theatre Company. Through Dec. 23. 572-5464; www.nku.edu/~theatre. Highland Heights. Holiday Hoopla, 7:30 p.m. Shadowbox Cabaret, $20-$30. Reservations recommended. 581-7625. Newport.
American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 11:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Elsmere Senior Center, $4. 689-5743; www.nkybridge.com. Elsmere.
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ART EXHIBITS PREFAB77’s Shot at from Both Sides, 1 p.m.-6 p.m., The BLDG, 491-4228. Covington. COMMUNITY DANCE
Line Dancing, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H&B Dance Co. 727-0904. Fort Wright.
HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS
Holiday Toy Trains are on Track, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 ages 3-17. 491-4003; www.bcmuseum.org. Covington.
PROVIDED The Cincinnati Parks Foundation hosts Know Theatre of Cincinnati’s production of “The Brothers Grimm,” as part of the Know-to-Go Education Series, at 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 15-16, at the Krohn Conservatory. The performance takes audiences through the familiar “Brothers” tales. For elementary-aged students and their families. Admission is free; reservations required. Call Kat Smith at 513-357-2616 or contact at email@example.com. Seating opens at 4:30 p.m., with refreshments following the performance. Pictured are actors: Darnell Benjamin, left, Liz Vosmeier, and Joshua Murphy.
American Contract Bridge League Bridge Tournament, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Elsmere Senior Center, $4. 689-5743; www.nkybridge.com. Elsmere. Texas Hold’em Tournaments, 9 p.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St. Players gather in tables of eight for the five-card game. Prizes from local beer and liquor distributors available for winners. Final game held at end of an eight week period. Winner of final game receives $500. Ages 21 and up. 491-6659. Covington.
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents “Holiday Follies,” a musical about a holiday tour bus stranded in the snow, Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 12-13, at the Taft Theatre. Performances are at 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. For children 4 years old and up. Tickets are $20, $18, and $7. Call 513-569-8080, ext. 10 or visit www.livenation.com.
December 10, 2009
Can we accept a God who comes here in diapers?
Editor’s note: Father Lou is on leave this week. This is a reprint of a previous column he wrote Dec. 19, 2007.
There are those who say Christmas is for children, not adults. In a sense that’s true. But in a larger sense the opposite is true. I t ’ s only the spirituality of a Father Lou m a t u r e Guntzelman mind that can grasp Perspectives the reality of Christmas, and be captivated by it. For adults to thrill at Christmas requires that significant changes have occurred in their understanding and thinking since childhood. It’s no longer just a pretty scene of angels, a star and a manger holding a newborn baby. An adult must be doing
some serious reflection on the existence and nature of God throughout the years. And in this reflection – whether they use the actual words or not – it entails dealing with the understanding of some enlightening concepts such as “transcendental” and “immanence” as applicable to God. “What?” some adults may object, “Let’s not mess up Christmas by getting clinical and academic. Stars, shepherds, three kings and a baby in the manger are good enough for me. Why do I need to know about ‘transcend… something’ and that other word?” Well, once we understand the implications of these dollar words “transcendence” and “immanence” as regards to God and us and Christmas, it just might enhance the awe we had as children. According to the dictionary, transcendence means “lying beyond the ordinary range of perception; being beyond the limits of experi-
ence and completely unknowable; beyond the material universe and not able to be expressed.” God is transcendent. Through Isaiah (55:8-9) God expresses his transcendence to us in scripture, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways … For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” There are times I’ve watched the History or National Geographic channels as scientific re-enactments are depicted of the possible ways God may have unfolded the universe over eons of time. When I see the stars forming and gigantic planets whirling in space and often colliding amidst fire and force, I sense God’s immensity and power bringing order out of chaos. One could sum up the Bible as in interplay of fear and faith. God is one of our
Gift cards no gift if they don’t arrive to recipients Consumers bought an estimated $66 billion worth of gift cards last year and as we get closer to the holidays many are thinking of getting such cards this year. But, you need to be very careful if you’re planning on sending such cards through the mail. Pete Stoffolano of Mason put a gift card in the envelope with his mother’s birthday card and mailed it to an address in New York state. “The postman brought it to the door and he asked her to come out. The card had been completely ripped open at the top and he asked her to take out the birthday card inside and see if anything was missing. She pulled out the card and there was no gift card,” he said. Stoffolano had told her he was enclosing a $25 Applebee’s gift card and she expressed dismay when it wasn’t there. “He told her there have been some occasions of gift
c a r d s missing, especially out of birthday cards. He retained the enveand Howard Ain lope said they Hey Howard! w e r e going to forward it to whomever does investigations,” said Stoffolano. In fact, the U.S. Postal Service reports last year it filed 333 criminal cases against postal employees and contractors for, among other things, theft from the mail. Just this year postal workers were charged specifically with stealing gift cards from the mail in several locations including Phoenix, Sacramento, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Interesting, the back of the Applebee’s gift card does say you need to “Protect the card like cash,” because it really is just that, as good as
cash. “People used to say never send cash through the mail. That’s an obvious thing. Well, apparently gift cards are just like cash and apparently it’s easy to tell they’re in the envelope,” Stoffolano said. Although many companies, like Applebee’s, state they won’t replace a gift card if it’s lost or stolen, others will replace them if you still have the original receipt – not just a credit card receipt. Bottom line, should you decide to send a gift card through the mail, first check the replacement policy on the card because you may have to take out insurance with the postal service in order to protect yourself if the card gets lost or stolen. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. You can write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.
Some people throughout history cannot accept a God so transcendent and yet immanent that he chose to come so close and be like us in all things except sin. primary fears because God is totally beyond us, totally immense, and totally beyond our control. Realizing we are nothing in comparison to God we become scared. The inspiring good news is that God has acted to assuage our fear by becoming one of us, and the most vulnerable as well. Immanence means remaining close at hand, existing within or very close by. It comes from the Latin immanere, to stay or remain. Perhaps many times we’ve said to someone we love as they endured some particular suffering, “I’m with you all the way, call on me!”
Jesus Christ spoke of his immanence in Matthew’s words (1:23) which are wellknown at this time of year, “A virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means God-is-with-us.” Does transcendence really come so close? Some people throughout history cannot accept a God so transcendent and yet immanent that he chose to come so close and be like us in all things except sin. Yet that is what we Christians celebrate at Christmas. St. Paul realized that this is a stumbling block and a scandal to some, this “birth of God.” In the early Christian church there were some people (Arians) who thought this was ridiculous. They said Jesus Christ was certainly a good and loving man, but no God. On the other end of the spectrum were those (Docetists) who claimed Jesus Christ was the mighty God of the universe, but not
really one of us. They said he just had an apparent human body, maybe something like a vision. These two extremes were eventually dismissed by the church as it developed its doctrines we still hold today. We believe that God loves us so passionately he smashed our meager thoughts of him and sent his only Son. I wish you a Merry Christmas. You are one of those Jesus Christ came here to embrace and to cause us to wonder what other magnificent things God has in store for us. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community press.com or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.
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Make tasty dumplings, pot pies from scratch I had a bunch of e-mails and calls from readers this week. Arnell wanted to know the best recipe for a New York style cheesecake. I told her to check out “ C o o k ’s Ilustrated” – its recipes Rita a l w a y s Heikenfeld work. A n d Rita’s kitchen remember Aunt Ruth’s apple cake recipe? Turns out it originated with none other than Billy Graham. Thelma W. said it was his favorite cake and a recipe for it was printed in a local paper waaaaay back in 1989.
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For Janice Wallace, a Kentucky reader and others who saw me make this on Fox 19 with Rob and Sheila. I feel like I know Janice. She always keeps in touch
3 cups cooked chicken coarsely chopped 1 ⁄2 pound sausage, sautéed and drained 1 ⁄2 stick butter 1 ⁄3 cup flour 1 teaspoon or so minced garlic 14.5 oz. chicken broth 2 ⁄3 cup milk Salt and pepper to taste Parsley Melt butter and stir in flour. Cook but don’t let brown. Add garlic, broth and milk. Cook, stirring constantly until slightly thickened, a few minutes. Stir in sausage and chicken. Turn to low while making dumplings.
You can divide this in half if you want. 2 cups flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 cup milk or bit more if needed 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
White chocolate morsels/ chips: What's the best? Read labels. If the bag says “real cocoa butter” that’s the best. On the ingredients, sugar is usually listed first and cocoa butter should be second. Some will have no cocoa butter at all, and regardless of price (some national brands are higher than store brands), stick with the one with cocoa butter in it. Freshly pepper
Stir baking powder and salt into flour. Put milk and butter in saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Make a well into the flour mixture. Stir in milk mixture all at once. Dough will look shaggy and a bit sticky. Don’t over mix. Scoop out dumplings onto floured surface if you’re making a lot, or just simply drop into gently boiling mixture. Cover and keep at a gentle boil for six to 10 minutes or until the largest dumpling is done: cut in half and the inside should be completely
cooked. Dumplings expand to double or even triple their size. No peeking! Do not remove lid – the steam is what cooks the dumplings and makes them rise and if you remove the lid, all of the steam is removed, as well. To make pot pie: Pour chicken mixture into casserole, top with biscuits for pie crust. Bake in preheated 375-degree oven until top is golden.
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This gourmet raspberry hot cocoa mix is perfect for giving to family and friends. I like to give a couple of fun mugs with this. If you make the regular mix, add some cinnamon sticks and/or peppermint sticks to the mugs. 3 cups nonfat dry milk 11⁄2 cups confectioners’ sugar 11⁄2 cups cocoa powder 11⁄2 cups white chocolate chips 3 oz. raspberry gelatin
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Community MARRIAGE LICENSES Nov. 18, 2009. Fatima Ahmed, 44, and Cheikhna Cheikhani,39, both of Covington, issued Nov. 18, 2009. Gayle Hines, 61, and James Capretto, 63, both of Covington, issued Nov. 18, 2009. Katie Kiely, 28, and Jeffrey Price, 27, both of Fort Wright, issued Nov. 18, 2009. Ashley Scharf, 22, and Michael Wrath, 24, both of Alexandria, issued Nov. 19, 2009. Naureen Jordan, 29, and John Otieno, 34, both of Lakeside Park, issued Nov. 19, 2009. Sara Walters, 24, of Lima and James Martin, 39, of Covington, issued Nov. 19, 2009. Christie Fullhart, 35, and Andrew Foltz, 33, both of Hebron, issued Nov. 19, 2009. Nevada Gross, 40, and John Preston, 42, both of Covington, issued November 20, 2009. Jamie Tuchfarber, 29, of Kentucky and Bradley Anderson, 30, of New York, issued November 23, 2009.
Drees Homes collects ‘Toys for Tots’ to bring joy to needy children Drees Homes announced today it will support the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve annual Toys for Tots Program. Drees will be collecting new unwrapped toys at models at designated communities until Dec. 12. "Every child deserves a new toy -- particularly during the holidays," said David Drees, President of Drees Homes. "We are happy to work with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to bring happiness and hope to
children who need it most." For a complete list of drop off locations, please visit www.dreeshomes.com. For more than 62 years, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program has distributed more than 400 million toys to more than 188 million needy children. This charitable endeavor has made U.S. Marines the unchallenged leader in looking after less fortunate children at Christmas.
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Children ages 12 and younger are invited to participate in the Books are Snow Wonderful Children's Dec. Reading Club. Stop by the Children's desk for a reading log. Children receive a prize when they pick up a reading log and another prize after they read five books. Children who read five books or more will be entered into a raffle for grand prizes.
Mary Ann Mongan Library
502 Scott Boulevard, Covington 859-962-4060 www.kentonlibrary.org All programs are free Holiday Music with the Florence Community Chorus For Everyone Saturday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. Enjoy sounds of the season with this free concert for all ages! American Girl Showcase Registration required by calling 962-4077 Ages 3-12 Saturday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. Tea wit the American Girl Dolls, ornament craft, and an American Girl treasures display. Miracle of the Poinsettia Tuesday, Dec. 22 from 48 p.m. Create tissue paper poinsettias for your holiday celebrations! You may hear a
special story as you make a bouquet to take home.
Durr Branch Library
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Below are the names of students who achieved first or second honors at Covington Latin School during the first quarter:
Bridgette Hildreth, Ryan Schalk, Keaton Smith, Jessica Wooldredge, Grace Wyatt
Cathryn Duchette, Daniel Elmlinger, Andrew Field, Emily Goodner, Alex Green, Diane Jackson, Matthew Lindley, Kyle Webb
Mitchell Blewett, Ben Cady, Alexa Mitchell
Michael Blewett, Elizabeth Morrison
Adam Green, Katie Keller, Ben Knapmeyer
Nicholas Pilcher, Michael Wilmhoff
Alec Birmingham, EJ Schroeder, Annelise Standiford
River Dixon, Daniel James, Madhulika Mamidi, Allison Wintring, Paul Wintring
Serena Amlie, Michelle Schulte
Emily Herzog, Riku Imanishi, Phelan Spence
First Honors Justin Simms
Stephen McMurtry, William McMurtry
Whitney Ash, Chris Becker
Alexis Bosley, Kevin Burridge, Patrick Burridge
Hannah Griese, Anna Matchinga
Second Honors Eddie Hewett
Elisabeth Logan, Max McKeough
Katie Bischoff, Sam Bohman, Jude Noel
Cory Bridewell, Brittney Ingram
Clare Dunn, Mak Kroger
Taylor Mill First Honors
Grant Berberich, Claire Gerhardt, Madeline Paganetto
Emily Ann Israelson
Fort Thomas First Honors
Second Honors Emma Ries
Matthew Villareal, Jaida Bolin
Jesse Anderson, John Deis, Sam Deis, Noah Keyser, Gretchen Mueller, Hannah Mueller, Emily Noel
Evan Divine, Maddie Gemmer, Hana Ramadan
Patrick Becker, Christian Kalin
Emma Ganshirt, George Rice
Ryland Heights Caroline Cain
California First Honors
Matthew Waters, Meghan Waters
Crestview Hills Second Honors
Brendan Connelly, Patrick Stewart
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Kenton County Attorney announces calendar art winners of the Kenton County Library. The following students and teachers earned top honors as winners: K Joey Stadtlander Summit View Elementary 1st Kaitlyn Heist St. Cecilia Elementary 2nd Elise Muehlenkamp R.C. Hinsdale 3rd Bowen Dobson Ryland Heights 4th John KomaromyHiller St. Pius X 5th Kendall Kelly
honorable mention per grade level from public and private Kenton County Schools - kindergarten through 12th grade. The winning students will receive a $200 U.S. Savings Bond and their artwork and photograph will be featured in the 2010 Why I Love America calendar. Teachers of the winning students will receive $50. All prizes will be awarded at a recognition ceremony on December 15th at the Erlanger Branch
Kenton County Attorney Garry Edmondson and a team of judges including, Kenton County Sherriff’s office Captain Todd Massey, Senior Services of Northern Kentucky Vice President Donna Oehler, Kenton County Chief of Police Ed Butler, Kenton County District Court Judge Ken Easterling have picked winners for the 2010 Why I Love America calendar contest. The judges had the difficult task of narrowing thousands of entries to one winner and
Villa Madonna Academy 6th Kathryn Johnson Twenhofel Middle School 7th Natalie Thomson Calvary Christian 8th Katherine Kremer Beechwodd High School 9th Nick Lake Simon Kenton 10th Kendall Marrs Simon Kenton 11th Victoria Parrett Simon Kenton 12th Emily Breedlove Simon Kenton Students earning honorable mention honors will
receive a $50 U.S. Savings Bond and their artwork will be featured in honorable mention section of the calendar. All awards will be presented at the recognition ceremony. The following students received honorable mention honors: K Colin Esmeier 1st Iris Schuh 2nd Mackenzie Burns 3rd Mika Hayashi 4th Shelby Snyder 5th Kelli Knasel 6th Libby Greenwell
7th Hope Thelen 8th Summer Robinson 9th Chessa Leisring 10th Monte Arlinghaus 11th Stephen Marro 12th Jadelyn Vest Calendars will be made available to the public December 17th, 2009 at select Remke Markets across Kenton County and will sell for $5.00 each. All proceeds benefit the Senior Services of Northern Kentucky.
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Gertrude Mae Addington, 75, Covington, a homemaker, died Nov. 30, 2009, St. Elizabeth Hospital Fort Thomas. She was a homemaker and member of Oakland Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, William F. Addington; daughters, Helen Strange of Independence, Jennifer Lykins of Florence, and Rebecca Sammons of Covington; sons, William Addington of Latonia, Tommy Addington of Ludlow, Randell Addington of Florence, Kenneth Addington of Latonia, Russell Addington of Covington and James Addington of Florence; brothers, Elmer Thompson of Florida, George Thompson of West Harrison, Ohio, John Herrmann of Cheviot; halfbrother, Jabe Thompson of Latonia; sisters, Nellie Waddell of Charlotte, N.C. and Roxie Hurley of Cheviot; 30 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2300 Wall St., Suite H, Cincinnati, OH 45212.
Lulie Vern Fisk Almas, 69, of Florence, formerly of Independence, died Nov. 25, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Florence. She was a cook for Gateway Catering. Her daughter, Melinda Gail Vires, and son, Roy Lee Bass, died previously.
Survivors include her husband, Gilbert Almas; daughter, Anita Helton of Independence; sons, Jeffrey Bass of Corinth, Danny Bass of Florence, David Bass of Shady Hook, Ky., Troy Bass of Covington; brother, Steve Fisk of Demossville; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Burial was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill.
Vincent L. Angel, 32, Covington, died Nov. 28, 2009, at his home. He was an operations manager for Metal Panel Systems in Sharonville. Survivors include his wife, Shana L. Angel of Covington; daughter, Jessica Angel of Covington; sons, Jonathan, Gabriel, Samuel and Derek Angel of Covington; stepfather, John Dickman of Florence; father, Morgan Angel of Eastern Kentucky and sister, Shana Angel of Covington.
Gary Stephen Bass, 44, Independence, died Nov. 28, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a product design manager for Campbell-Hausfeld Manufacturing in Harrison, Ohio and member of St. Barbara Church, Erlanger. Survivors include his wife, Terri Bass; daughters, Ashley and Sara Bass, all of Independence; son, Eric Bass of Cannon Air Force Base, N.M.; mother, Eileen Curley of Latonia; sisters, Brenda Talbot of Mel-
bourne, Fla. and Paula Eibeck of Independence and brother, Paul Bass of Independence. Burial was in Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright.
Nancy Patrick Begley, 72, of Cincinnati, formerly of Morning View, died Nov. 26, 2009, at Drake Center Hospice Unit. She was a homemaker and member of Decoursey Baptist Church. Her husband, Hershel Begley, died in 1996. Survivors include her daughter, Jeraldine N. Mazur of Cincinnati; son, Hershel W. Begley of Dayton, Ohio; sister, Carolyn Ann Brown of Butler; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Wilmington Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 297 Buttermilk Pike, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017.
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daughters, Brenda Baker of Erlanger and Beverly Crane of Glenco; brother, Omer Blackburn of Crittenden; eight grandchildren; and 17-greatgrandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger.
Mary Catherine Bowman, 89, Covington, died Nov. 24, 2009, at Carmel Manor Nursing Home, Fort Thomas. Her husband, Carl A. Bowman and sons, Carl D. Bowman and Joseph Bowman, died previously. Survivors include her daughters, Sr. Mary Theresa Bowman, Congregation of Divine Providence of Melbourne, Mary Bishop of Dayton, Ohio, Teresa Bowman of Covington, Rose Bowman-Jones of Edgewood and Mary Courtney of Independence; sons, Tom Bowman of St. Louis, Mo. and Denny Bowman of Covington; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and three greatgreat-grandchildren. Serenity Funeral Care, Covington, handled the arrangements. Memorial: Mother of God Church, 119 W. Sixth St., Covington, KY 41011; or to the Sisters of Divine Providence, 1000 St. Anne Convent, Melbourne, KY 41059.
Harold Ray “Duke” Bray, 77, Demossville, died Nov. 27, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He was a foundry worker for Klane Foundry, founder and fire chief of the Piner/Fiskburg Volunteer Fire Department, member of the Kenton County Fair Board and Goshen Christian Church in Morning View. Survivors include his wife, Vivian Faye Cooper Bray; sons, Jerry Bray
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From B7 Carroll Bray of Burlington and Clifford Bray of Cincinnati; sister, Glenna Faulkner of Independence; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
Cathy L. Compton, 59, Burlington, died Dec. 1, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was an assistant manager for Vasto Village. Survivors include her husband, Charles Compton; sons, Eddie Compton of Independence, Randy Compton of Walton and Jason Compton of Petersburg; daughter, Dawn Ballard of Erlanger; brothers, Jerry and Ronnie Clayton of Florida and Tommy Clayton of Tennessee;
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December 10, 2009 sisters, Judy Hite of Covington and Clara Johnson of Central City; and 10 grandchildren. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery, Dry Ridge.
James Clyde Dugger, 84, Florence, died Nov. 30, 2009, at Woodcrest Manor, Elsmere. He was a car man for Ortner Freight Car, a World War II Navy veteran, member of Greenview Baptist Church, United Auto Workers and master of Latonia Masonic Lodge. His wife, Nancy Mae Dugger, died previously. Survivors include son, James Dugger of Wilmington, Ohio; daughter, Sandra Angelo of Independence; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Burial was in Cumberland Memorial Gardens, Corbin. Memorials: Greenview Baptist Church, 1050 Burlington Pike, Florence, KY 41042.
Danny Edwards, 34, Covington, died Dec. 1, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Covington.
Survivors include his daughter, Taylor White of Walton; mother, Emaline Edwards of Covington; brothers, James Edwards of Hebron, and Tom, Jeff, and John Edwards, all of Covington; and sister, Bonnie Edwards of Covington. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate.
Tom Grimes, 51, Edgewood, died Nov. 27, 2009, Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Edgewood. He owned T.G.’s Trucking Company and served on the board at Camp Turnabout in Union. Survivors include his wife, Tammy Grimes; sons, Thomas Taylor of Virginia and Tommy Grimes Jr. of Florence; daughter, Amber Copcea of Williamstown; stepsons, Joey Wagner of Edgewood and Chad Wagner of Union; stepdaughter, Nicole Wagner of Taylor Mill; mother, Roslyn Grimes of Hebron; brother, Mark Grimes of Demossville; sister, Paula Love of Hebron and eight grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017.
Maria M. Kirchner Halpin, 72, Crestview Hills, a homemaker, died Dec. 1, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Daniel W. Halpin; son,
Ryan Halpin of Billings, Mont.; sister, Ella Fabbro of Bad Kissingen, Germany; three grandsons and one great-grandson. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Daniel and Maria Halpin Scholarship Fund, Purdue Foundation, School of Civil Engineering, 550 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051.
Jan Rose Harrison, 85, Erlanger, died Dec 2, 2009, at her home. She was an executive sales manager for Shillito’s Department Store and member of Grace Episcopal Church, Florence. Survivors include her husband, Norman Harrison; son, Norman Harrison II of Barnhart, Mo.; daughters, JoAnn Harrison of Louisville, Barbara Howard of Independence and Susan Brown of Cincinnati; sisters, Mary Weaver of Middletown, Ohio and Mildred Patterson of Youngstown, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Don Catchen & Son Funeral Homes, Elsmere, handled the arrangements. Memorials: Grace Episcopal Church, 1 Sweetbriar Lane, Florence, KY 41042; Redwood School & Rehabilitation Center, 71 Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017; or Alzheimer’s Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.
William Lee Mincey, 62, Florence, died Nov. 30, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Florence. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann Murphy of Covington and brother, James Mincey Bethel of Ohio.
Memorials: Shriners Burns Institute, care of Syrian Temple, 217 William Howard Taft Road, Cincinnati, OH 45219; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Charles “Ed” Moore, 65, Hebron, died Dec. 3, 2009, at the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was a machinist for General Motors, General Electric and Louisville Slugger and was a Korean War Army veteran. His wife, Carol Timmers Moore, died previously. Survivors include his daughters, Kathy Sabella of Amherst, Ohio, Darlene Moore-Westfall of Hebron, Deanna Anness of Covington and Jeanine Franklin of Hebron; sons, Steve Moore of Hebron and Tony Moore of Newport; brother, Wayne Moore of Latonia; sisters, Kay Robertson of Hebron; Shelby Brennan of Florida, Wanda Morris of Newport and Geri Combs of Covington and 12 grandchildren. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill, with Honor Guard Service. Memorials: Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, 452 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210-1228.
Thomas H. Osborne, 86, of Latonia, formerly of Covington, died Dec. 1, 2009, at Rosedale Manor, Latonia. His nieces and nephews survive. Burial was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Be Concerned, 714 Washington Ave., Covington, KY 41017.
Houston “Bing” Powers, 85, Covington, died Nov. 27, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He worked for 18 years in the maintenance department at Xavier University, was a World War II Army veteran and member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. His daughter, Debbie Sandlin, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Powers; son, Danny Powers of Independence; step-son, Skip Means of Florence and brother, Frank Powers of Cincinnati; are five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Linnemann Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227.
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James William Rabe Sr., 71, Covington, died Dec. 3, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Fort Thomas. He was a route salesperson for Heidelberg Brewing Co. of Cincinnati, member of St. Augustine Church in Covington, Covington Turners Club and Teamsters Local No. 1199. Survivors include his wife, Mary Froelicher Rabe; sons, Mark Rabe of Crittenden, Jeff and James Rabe Jr. of Covington; daughter, Michelle Thomas of Newport, Terri and Diana Rabe of Covington; sisters, Janet Craven and Jean Ann Rabe of Erlanger; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one greatgreat-grandchild. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: Kidney Foundation of Cincinnati, 2200 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45206.
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Malinda Lee Rose, 48, Latonia, Dec. 2, 2009, at Hospice of the Bluegrass Care Center, Fort Thomas. She worked for Snappy Tomato Pizza in Walton. Survivors include her husband, Luke Rose; daughter, Rachel Rose of Latonia, mother, Patricia Osborne; stepfather, Jerry Osborne of Taylor Mill; father, Claude Lawson and stepmother, Bernice Lawson of Barboursville; sister, Candy Johnson of Independence and brother, Patrick Lawson of Richmond. Entombment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Taylor Mill. Memorials: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 522 Cincinnati Mills Drive, Suite C281, Cincinnati, OH 45240.
Aaron P. Ross, 31, Independence, died Nov. 26, 2009, at University Hospital, Corryville. He was a service writer and ASE tech for Kerry Toyota of Florence. Survivors include his wife, Rachel Dawn McIntosh Ross; daughter, Lexxy Ross of Independence; and parents, Pat and Leigh Ann Ross of Florence. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Erlanger. Memorials: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4420 Carver Woods Drive, Blue Ash, OH 45242-5545.
Claire Louise Henlin Williams, 69, of Independence, formerly of Smith-
James Richard Williams, 70, Latonia, died Dec. 2, 2009, at his home. He was an electrician with C.D.I. in Dayton and a Navy veteran, member of Moose Lodge 1469 and Kenton County Game & Fish. His wife, Joy Ann Williams, died in 2005 and son, William A. Williams, died in 1988. Survivors include his daughters, Patricia Sexton and Barbara Harrison of Latonia; son, Jimmy Williams of Latonia; sister, Patricia Spanier of Crittenden; brother, Danny Williams of California; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell. Memorials: American Heart Association, 5211 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227 or Ronald McDonald House, 350 Erkenbrecher Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229.
Ricky L. Penick, 1552 Woodburn Ave., first degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless driving, no registration receipt at W. 12th St., Nov. 29. Elexie P. Field, 8219 Sweet Briar Ct., operatoring motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, possession of marijuana at 400 block of W. 5th St., Nov. 28. Stephen J. Cassady, 9411 Bainwoods Dr., alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest at 700 Scott St., Nov. 28. Kevin S. Aaron, No Address Given, third degree burglary at 668 W. 5th St., Nov. 28. Sherri A. Pennington, 941 Montague St., theft at 4303 Winston Ave., Nov. 28. Takla N. Wofford, 3663 Alaska Ave., possession of marijuana at 200 block of Trevor St., Nov. 29. Maria J. Colon, 2222 Madison Ave., possession of marijuana at 2222 Madison Ave., Nov. 29. Dennis D. Jarrell, 802 Lytle Ave., burglary at 1217 Hermes Ave., no. 5, Nov. 29. Marcus Miller, 2270 Rust Dr., burglary, receiving stolen property at 820 Greer Ave., Nov. 29. Cherisse M. Schaefer, 9 Bustetter Rd., alcohol intoxication in a public place, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct at 10 E. 41st St., Nov. 29. Mark C. Heist, 958 Collins Rd., disregarding stop sign, trafficking in a controlled substance within 1000 yards of school, trafficking in marijuana, third degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia at Oakland Ave., Nov. 23. Felton D. Green, 2951 Madison Ave., possession of marijuana, serving
bench warrant for court at 303 Court St., Nov. 24. Thomas H. Cleveland, 26 W. 36th St., theft at 4293 Winston Ave., Nov. 24. Lance M. Ross, 149 W. 19th St., first degree robbery, resisting arrest at 100 block of W. 19th St., Nov. 24. Charmaine L. Brandenburg, 2258 Galaxy Dr., possession marijuana at 926 Main St., Nov. 23. William Wannamaker Jr., No Address Given, theft at 2001 Madison Ave., Nov. 25. Chasity Hamilton, 1718 Greenup St., theft at 4293 Winston Ave., Nov. 25. Thomas R. Fisher, 510 Angel Nook St., alcohol intoxication in a public place, disorderly conduct, first degree possession of a controlled substance at 620 Scott St., Nov. 26. Dannielle M. Hunt, 1082 Fashion, reckless driving, no operatorsmoped license, tampering with physical evidence, first degree possession of a controlled substance at Bakewell St., Nov. 26.
A fire was intentionally se. at 117 W. 6th St., Nov. 25. A fire was intentionally set at 1537 Maryland Ave., Nov. 26.
Two rifles were stolen at 403 Southern Ave., Nov. 26. A door was forced open at 532 Watkins St., Nov. 26. A building was entered unlawfully at 3614 Church St., Nov. 26.
A handgun was fired at another person at 0-100 block of Indiana Dr., Nov. 24. A woman was struck in the face at 1601 Madison Ave., Nov. 25. A woman was struck in the face at 923 Lewis St., Nov. 24.
Burglary, criminal mischief
Copper piping and wiring were stolen at 318 E. 17th St., Nov. 24.
A TV and engagement ring were stolen at 310 W. 35th St., Nov. 28. Copper piping was stolen from a residence at 802 Greer St., Nov. 28. A set of keys were stolen at 435 Main St., Nov. 28. Two TVs and a video camera were stolen at 1315 Maryland Ave., Nov. 28. A microwave was stolen at 923 Leonard St., Nov. 29. Several electronic items were stolen at 3630 Church St., Nov. 23. A space heater and jewelry were stolen at 825 Greer Ave., no. 2, Nov. 24. Copper wiring was stolen at 1551 Banklick St., Nov. 24. A residence was broken into but nothing was taken at 1111 Parkway Ave., Nov. 24. A TV and stereo was stolen at 1614 Greenup St., Nov. 24.
A rock was thrown through the window of a residence at 1540 Eastern Ave., Nov. 23. A stereo system was damaged in an attempt to steal it at 119 E. 9th St., Nov. 24. A rock wall was damaged at Park Lane, Nov. 24.
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A man assaulted another man who assaulted a woman at 1124 Lee St., Nov. 28. A woman reported being slapped at 616 Washington St. Apt. 1, Nov. 27. A man was cut with a knife at 3900 block of Decoursey Ave., Nov. 29. A man was punched at 1631 Banklick St., Nov. 29. A woman was punched in the nose at 1405 Garrard St., Nov. 23.
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field, R.I., died Dec. 2, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood. She was a medical transcriptionist and a member of Greenville Baptist Church in Smithfield, R.I. Survivors include her husband, Edgar L. Williams Jr. of Independence; daughter, Barbara Rotondo of Warwick, R.I.; sisters, Joyce Naylor of Smithfield, R.I., Donna Lee Baker of Marlborough, Mass., and Deborah Henlin of Independence; brother, Dennis Henlin of Dracut, Mass.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorials: Hospice of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, 483 South Loop Road, Edgewood, KY 41017 or Kenton County S.P.C.A., 1020 Mary Laidley Drive, Covington, KY 41017.
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From B9 Two vehicle windows were shattered at 4216 McKee St., Nov. 25. The window of a residence was punched out at 17 Martin St., Nov. 24. A window of a vehicle was shattered at 611 W. 7th St., Nov. 25. A vehicle was vandalized at 705 Lewis St., Nov. 26.
23. A woman reported her family being harassed at 418 Altamont Rd., Nov. 24.
Someone tried to pass a counterfeit $10 bill at 610 W. 5th St., Nov. 23. Someone dropped off an altered prescription. at 1026 Madison Ave., Nov. 24.
Approximately $80 in cash was stolen at 3718 Winston Ave., Nov. 28. A cell phone was stolen at 417 Scott Blvd., Nov. 29. A man had his wallet taken at gunpoint at 900 Madison Ave., Nov. 29. A man had his phone, cash, and prescription medication taken from him at gunpoint at 2513 Alden Ct., Nov. 23. $50 was taken from a cash register at 2 30th St., Nov. 26.
Fraudulent use of a credit card
Criminal possession of a forged instrument
Someone unlawfully entered a building at 1532 Holman Ave., Nov. 24. A debit card was used unlawfully at 1300 Madison Ave., Nov. 29.
A man has been making threatening phone calls at 438 W. Pike St., Nov. 28. Several subjects were calling a woman several times at Rising Sun Dr., Nov. 28. A woman is being repeatedly telephoned. at Oakland Ave., Nov. 29. A woman said she is receiving threatening letters at Hands Pike, Nov. 24. A man reported receiving multiple calls asking for financial information at Franklin St., Nov. 24. A woman reported receiving multiple harassing text messages at Highland Pike, Nov. 24. A woman was threatened over the phone at Edgecliff Rd., Nov. 24.
A man reported being harassed by another man at 22 Swain Ct., Nov.
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A woman was subjected to sexual contact at W. Pike St., Nov. 29.
Two tool boxes were stolen from a vehicle at 1538 Greenup St., Nov. 29. A 55 gallon barrel was stolen at 3728 Winston Ave., Nov. 29. A tire, rim, and hubcap were stolen from a vehicle at Garrard St., Nov. 27. A wallet was stolen at 502 6th St., Nov. 27. A purse was stolen at 204 E. 33rd St., Nov. 28. A vehicle was stolen at 410 W. 8th St. no. 206, Nov. 29. A cell phone was stolen at 2544 Evergreen Dr., Nov. 23. A vehicle was stolen at 600 block of Flinker Alley, Nov. 23. A GPS unit was stolen at 831 Crescent Ave., Nov. 24. Golf clubs, an air conditioning unit, and hand tools were stolen at 1711 Garrard St., Nov. 25. Three pieces of jewelry were stolen at 1628 Holman Ave., Nov. 25.
Theft of a controlled substance
Prescription medication was stolen at
29 Valeside Dr., Nov. 28.
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Theft, harassing communications
A man sent a woman threatening text message and stole her keys at 702 W. 12th St., Nov. 23.
Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
A vehicle was stolen. at 410 E. 18th St., Nov. 23.
Robert J Fabre, 50, 100 Leverett Court, forgery of prescription at 606 Buttermilk Pike, Nov. 23. Amila Dezdarevic, 32, 3338 Tallwood, assault at 3338 Tallwood Circle, Nov. 23. Kristi N Poston, 20, 1212 Elberta Circle, theft by unlawful taking at 4218 Dixie Highway, Nov. 19. Christopher M Hughes, 25, 4088 Union Street, first degree criminal mischief, first degree criminal trespassing at 3220 Meadow Lane, Nov. 23. John P Hughes, 30, 4088 Union Street, first degree criminal mischief, first degree criminal trespassing at 3220 Meadow Lane, Nov. 23. Matthew O Kennard, 28, 2286 Edenberry Drive, assault, alcohol intoxication at 2286 Edenberry Drive, Dec. 2.
Reported at 2332 Willow Drive, Dec. 2. Reported 537 Buttermilk Pike, Dec. 2.
Reported at 831 Twilight Drive, Nov. 24.
Police reports are gathered from reports on file with local police departments. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. The Community Recorder publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. Following disposition of cases in the court system, individuals may supply The Community Recorder with documentation of the disposition for publication. Call 859-578-1062 or email email@example.com with disposition informtion. $60 worth of drugs/narcotics reported stolen at 9 Rosebud Avenue, Dec. 2. $650 worth of computer hardware reported stolen at 210 Center Street, Dec. 2.
$550 worth of damage to vehicle reported at 505 Commonwealth Avenue, Nov. 17. $200 worth of vehicle damage reported at 38 Delphi Drive, Nov. 26. $300 worth of vehicle damage reported at 3329 Northway Drive, Nov. 27. $200 worth of damage to structure at 31 Linwood Avenue, Nov. 21. $300 worth of vehicle damage reported at 3417 Bottomwood Drive, Nov. 26. $150 worth of damage to structure reported at 4136 Dixie Highway, Dec. 1.
Reported at 599 Donaldson Road, Nov. 30.
Endangering the welfare of a minor
Reported at 401 Kenton Lands Road, Nov. 25.
Fraudulent use of credit card
Reported at 3471 Misty Creek Drive, Nov. 24.
Reported at Elm Street, Nov. 21.
$1,500 vehicle reported stolen at 3906 Lori Drive, Nov. 24. $300 worth of vehicle parts reported stolen at 3224 Dixie Highway, Nov. 30. $294 reported stolen at 337 Terry Lane, Nov. 20. $950 worth of jewelry, $2,600 worth of computer hardware, $200 worth of clothes reported stolen at 2515 Woodhill Court, Nov. 23. Reporte at 3158 Dixie Highway, Nov. 30. $350 worth of firearms reported stolen at 3516 Kimberly Drive, Nov. 29. Reported at 560 Clock Tower Way, Nov. 27. Reported at 3242 Fairwood Court, Nov. 29. $1,000 worth of tools reported stolen at 500 Clock Tower Way, Nov. 27. Reported at 3158 Dixie Highway, Nov. 30. $170 purse/wallet reported stolen at 2515 Ritchie Avenue, Nov. 28. Reported at 532 Perimeter Drive, Dec. 2.
Theft of controlled substance
$51 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at 3504 Concord Drive, Nov. 23. $100 worth of drugs/narcotics seized at 3158 Dixie Highway, Nov. 22.
Theft of property
Reported at 635 Donaldson Road, Nov. 22.
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Jerry L Allender, 22, 829 Elm Street, alcohol intoxication, Nov. 26. Brandon V Reynolds, 24, 7 East 28th Street, alcohol intoxication, Nov. 26. Michael R Acree, 30, 256 Park Avenue, first degree driving under the influence, first degree wanton endangerment, Nov. 25. Brian K Bailey, 43, 4 Charmaine Cicle, assault, Nov. 26. Neftali Aguilar-De Leon, 26, 505 West Chelsea, possession of marijuana, Nov. 27. Amy R Turner, 28, 104 Shelby Street, theft by unlawful taking, Nov. 27. Clinton S Woodall Jr., 29, 104 Shelby Street, theft by unlawful taking, Nov. 27. Demetrius I Lopez-Bailey, 21, 3429 Cintonya Drive, alcohol intoxication, Nov. 30. Renee M Kopyter, 29, 25 River Road, theft by unlawful taking, Dec. 2.
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$150 worth of damage to structure reported at 2497 Dixie Highway, Dec. 2.
Douglas P. Henderson, 23, 11817 Wilson Road, possession of marijuana at Beechgrove Drive at Arbor, Nov. 8. Marjorie E. Raleigh, 42, 709 Cherokee Drive, shoplifting at 6435 Taylor Mill Road, Nov. 7. Matthew T. Bedford, 23, 6022 Belair , execution of warrant for failure to appear at 4219 Beechgrove no. 8, Nov. 28. Tasha R. Eversole, 22, 961 Regal Ridge, assault at Regal Ridge Road, Nov. 29. David A. Nelson Jr., 30, 3220 Aaron'S Way no. 120, execution of warrant, execution of Grant County warrant at 4253 Berrywood Drive, Nov. 30.
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Visit a “medieval castle” on a high hilltop on 115 secluded and forested acres of the most beautiful area of Southeast Ohiothe Hocking Hills! Owners Sue & Jim Maxwell are creating the most unusual guest experience of stepping back 800 years in a reconstruction of a “12th century Norman castle.” The Maxwells have traveled throughout England & Scotland & have always loved castles & the medieval era. Although the building is new, the couple has been collecting architectural antiques for several years. Each guest room or suite has a stained glass window, usually in the bedroom, a Victorian ﬁreplace mantel with a gas log unit, antique light ﬁxtures and some have beautiful old doors. The wood mouldings around the door & windows & the 5 stairways are inspired by centuries old motifs from Great Britain’s stately homes & castles. Most rooms also have a French door with a balcony, private deck overlooking the forest. There are also “medieval” themed cottages with ﬁreplaces and whirlpools. Ravenwood has
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its own food service for guests, so they can spend their entire visit immersed in solitude if they wish, surrounded by tall trees, huge rocks, the castle‘s own hiking trails and plenty of peace and quiet. Or guests can drive the few miles to outside attractions & other dramatic scenery in the Hocking Hills. Ravenwood offers popular “murder mystery” weekends and also plans “medieval dinners”, getaway workshops, and other special events. Facilities are also perfect for small weddings and other festive occasions. The building has no steps into the 1st ﬂoor level - a “drawbridge” leads from the driveway to the massive front door and the ﬁrst ﬂoor guest rms. Nearby are caves, waterfalls, lots of hiking trails, a scenic railway, arts & crafts studios & shop, antique malls and much more. There are often midweek discounts and a special “Royal Family” Adventure Package in the summer.
For info call 800-477-1541 or visit www.ravenwoodcastle.com
FLORIDA Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent & Relax. Nr Destin, between famous Seaside & Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials. 1-800-537-5387 www.garrettbeachrentals.com
CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2br, 2ba Gulf Front condo. Heated pool, balcony. Many up grades. 513-771-1373, 260-3208 www.go-qca.com/condo
CLEARWATER/ST. PETE Gulf front condos. Sandy beach. January ’10, 4 Week Discounts! Florida Lifestyles. 1-800-487-8953 www.ourcondo.com
FLORIDA EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Disney. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513 www.oceanprops.com
FT. MYERS. Luxury 2 BR, 2 BA condo overlooking golf course & lake. Nr. airport, shopping & dining. Rental includes golf & country club privileges at reduced price. Owner • 513-260-3395 or 812-537-0495
SANIBEL ISLAND Quality, beachfront condos. Excellent service! Great rates! www.SanibelIslandVacations.com 1-888-451-7277
TENNESSEE 1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987. www.firesidechalets.com
A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. smokymtncrossrdrentals.com
CHALET VILLAGE www.chaletvillage.com Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617
LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit www.leelanau.com/vacation
NEW YORK MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit: www.riversidetowerhotel.com
NORTH CAROLINA EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 1-252-354-5555 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty www.SpinnakersReach.com
SOUTH CAROLINA CHARLESTON. Wild Dunes. Beachfront 3 br, 3 ba condo. Balco nies overlooking golf & beach. Avail Mar 14-21. Great value at only $1400. Contact owner, 513-575-9811 SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949. www.seabrookexclusives.com
GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661 www.alpinechaletrentals.com
GATLINBURG. Choose a 2 or 3 BR chalet, conveniently located, richly appointed and meticulously main tained. Pet friendly. 877-215-3335 or visit www.marysescape.com
DEC 17, 19 & 20 MUSIC HALL
THURS 7:30 pm; SAT 8 pm; SUN 3 pm Performed with surtitles www.AUNTIEBELHAMS.com Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618
Nicholas McGegan, the world’s foremost conductor of the Messiah, leads the CSO, May Festival Chorus and a quartet of acclaimed soloists in the greatest oratorio ever written. Join us for a free light dinner buffet before the concert on Thursday. Thursday’s performance is shortened to 2 hours with intermission.
Tickets from $10 513.381.3300 cincinnatisymphony.org 12/19 & 12/20 Sponsor:
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Published on Dec 10, 2009
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