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School board could televise portions of meetings By Jeanne Houck

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The Loveland Board of Education may be relaxing its stance against televising at least portions of its meetings. But it continues to say thanks but no thanks to Loveland City Council’s offer to help get them on cable television. A spokeswoman for the district said last week the school board is considering using its own taping equipment and Web site to broadcast presentations and awards made during meetings. Loveland officials who have encouraged the school board to follow city council’s lead and televise their meetings have emphasized the importance of shedding light on the legislative process. “Both city council and the school board should be as transparent as possible and make as much effort as possible to enable the residents be informed on what their representatives are doing,” said Loveland Mayor Rob Weisgerber. “Having detailed meeting minutes and televising our meetings enable ... individuals to stay involved and informed and keeps their representatives accountable for the discussion and actions taken.” Last fall, the Loveland board of education passed on city council’s offer that the school board take advantage of the city’s cable contract with the Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission and

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Loveland City Council televises its meetings and many city officials believe the Loveland Board of Education should begin doing the same. Here are (from left) Councilwoman Linda Cox, Councilman Paul Elliott, City Manager Tom Carroll and Mayor Rob Weisgerber. join council in broadcasting its meetings live. The city pays the regulatory commission about $52,000 a year. Televising school board meetings would cost the school board nothing and the city nothing more. The school board said last year it did not believe there was sufficient interest among citizens to televise its meetings. But Meg Krsacok, communications coordinator with the Loveland City Schools, said last week that school board President Kathryn Lorenz believes the issue is not dead. “According to Dr. Lorenz, after discussion, the board of education came to the agreement that there was not sufficient public demand for taped meetings and decided to consider taping portions of our meetings (awards and presentations),” Krsacok said.

“The board has looked at our internal capability of producing these segments and posting them on our Web site, but has not finalized these efforts. The board may consider taping our meetings in the future via ICRC. “Their energy and focus right now is on the search for a superintendent” to succeed Kevin Boys, who resigned as superintendent to become president of Southern State Community College in Hillsboro in January, Krsacok said. Weisgerber said the city’s offer to help the school board televise its meetings on cable will remain open. “The same citizens who are represented by council and count on city council broadcasting our meetings are also represented by and interested in the school board meetings as well,” Weisgerber said. Symmes Township contracts

Pat Stern, executive director for the Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission, said more is available to residents who live in an ICRC community than just a cable channel. Stern said residents can attend free video workshops and can learn the basics of video taping and editing. Copies of meetings also are available for residents upon request. “There is a big benefit to residents of ICRC communities to see their children featured in school programming as well as staying informed by watching their community’s council meetings,” Stern said. Stern said residents who live in communities that do not use ICRC, like Sycamore Township, cannot see any of the programming. She said meetings and other taped activities are made available to these residents for a small fee. with the Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission for taping of both regular and special trustees meetings. Symmes Township Administrator Gerald Beckman said it’s a “good perception” of the township for the residents if they record meetings. He said the township likes taping because it can be used on the Web site and also to review when putting together minutes from a previous meeting. Staff writer Amanda Hopkins contributed to this story.

ICRC contract is more than meetings By Jeanne Houck jhouck@communitypress.com

Loveland’s $52,000-a-year contract with the Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission entitles the city to more than live broadcasts of its council meetings. The meetings are taped and available in multiple places and other city and

community events also are filmed. Examples include the annual State of the City speeches, school sports, the Memorial Day program, the Fourth of July parade, Loveland’s Amazing Race, the Loveland Frog Festival and presentations by the Loveland Stage Co. and Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. Loveland City Council meets at 8 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of

each month in council chambers at city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. Televised live on Time Warner Cable’s Channel 17, the meetings are rebroadcast at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and 9 p.m. Sundays, until the next regular meeting. People can watch taped copies of the meeting on the Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission Web site at www.icrctv.com (hit “Loveland” in the list

of communities on the left hand side of the home page). They also can access videos on the regulatory commission Web site through Loveland’s Web site at www.lovelandoh.com (hit “City Council” at the top of the page and then “Meet Your Council”). DVD copies usually are available at the Loveland branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County about a week after the meetings.

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mer superintendents and four deputy, assistant or assistant to the superintendents. All but three applicants are working or have worked in Ohio school districts. The exceptions hail from school systems in Kentucky, Colorado and Canada. In their cover letters, the applicants touted their accomplishments and praised the Loveland City Schools. “As schools and communities face increasing financial constraints and, in some cases, a lack of support, it is essential that we are able to embrace our community and relate to their needs,” said Michael Richards, superintendent of the Allen East Local Schools in Harrod. “This must be done while maintaining a sense of integrity

and flexibility to preserve the educational needs of our students. “My successful experiences in strategic planning, and making decisions based on those plans, gives me the foundation to lead such an endeavor,” Richards said. Brien Hodges, director of the Douglas County School District in Castle Rock, Colo., said, “As I consider pursing a superintendent position, at the forefront of my personal requirements is a district that is already flourishing; one where my 11-year-old daughter Riley will have access to not only a strong academic and liberal arts program, but one in which she is influenced by exceptional educators. “Loveland City School District meets that requirement,” he said.

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More details added to park plan By Amanda Hopkins

“(The approved option) appeals to more people. It would get more people to use the park sooner.�

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The Symmes Township Board of Trustees are narrowing the options for the design of the park on the former Rozzi Fireworks property. The trustees approved the design team from McGill Smith and Punshon architects and Turner Construction to continue with more detailed plans on a park that

would include a veteran’s memorial, five soccer fields, two baseball fields, a play area and shelter, an expanded lake and other

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amenities. The plan for the 50-acre park on Lebanon Road was chosen over a second option that would only have two soccer fields and no playground equipment. “(The approved option) appeals to more people,� Trustee Jodie Leis said. “It would get more people to use the park sooner.� The current plan is estimated to cost $1.8 million for the park construction, but Trustee Ken Bryant said that in the next step of planning that Jose Castrejon from McGill, Smith and Punshon and Ryan Reardon from Turner Construction can work on a $2 million budget to add more features to the park design. The baseline budget for the first construction phase is around $1.6 million.

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The Symmes Township Board of Trustees approved a plan for the Rozzi property park that includes five soccer fields, two baseball fields, an expanded lake and other amenities. Turner Construction and architect McGill, Smith and Punshon are working on the details of the plan to come before the trustees next month. Construction could begin as early as June. Bryant said he wanted to see the best park design with other features including a traffic loop that could be used for buses from the

Phil Beck, left, Symmes Township Board of Trustees president, asks a question about one of the options for the Rozzi property plan during the March 2 regular meeting. Ken Bryant is at right. Cincinnati Flower Show at neighboring Symmes Park and told Castrejon and Reardon that the township would worry about the budget. Castrejon and Symmes Township Administrator Gerald Beckman both said that there a variety of grants available through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources that could help pay for specific areas in the

park such as restrooms, picnic areas, trails and baseball fields. The park levy that was renewed during the November election is a three-year, 1-mill levy that is estimated to bring in $630,000 annually for the park system. Beckman said $400,000 each year could potentially be used for the Rozzi property. Construction could begin as early as June.

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Fire department applies for grant By Amanda Hopkins ahopkins@communitypress.com

Emergency vehicles will have an easier time navigating intersections after 50 traffic signals in Symmes Township and the city of Loveland are equipped with a GPS system. Loveland Symmes fire chief Otto Huber said the GPS systems would be installed both in the emergency vehicles and at the traffic lights to help the vehicles get through intersections safely. The GPS systems can detect which direction the trucks and ambulances are heading and can change the traffic signals accordingly. Huber said these systems

are much safer than the sound detection systems which use s o u n d waves to Huber detect the emergency vehicles. “The GPS is the most reliable,” Huber said. The system will cost between $250,000 to $300,000. Huber has partnered with the Sycamore Township Fire Department for a grant that would cover 90 percent of the cost of the systems, which would be installed only in the lights and in the fire trucks and ambulances. The system will also be installed in the trucks

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Map of traffic signals in Symmes Township and the city of Loveland that would be equipped with the GPS system. for Sycamore Township’s north fire station’s trucks. The remainder of the cost of the systems would be split between the city of Loveland and Symmes Township. After the systems are installed, police cars and

salt trucks can add the system to their vehicle. Huber said those have systems have to be bought separate from the grant money. Huber won’t know about the grant status until January or February of 2011.

The Miami Township Service Department has finished moving into its new 14,000-square-foot facility. The department has moved from its shared facility with the police department at 5900 McPicken Road to the building at 6007 Meijer Drive. The township trustees approved the purchase of the $600,000 building as well as an adjacent 11-acre, $300,000 parcel of land in July. The property was owned by Milford Rental Property and Milford Soil & Aggregate Services and will be paid for over the next 15 years. The police department will use the old service

department space, but not until work is completed on the new building, said township Administrator Larry Fronk. “Based on the budget, the chief does have some money set aside for architectural and renovation fees for the old service department, but work cannot begin there until the service department is moved,” Fronk said. Service Director Mike Mantel said since the building was built for and previously used by a construction company, it has several features which are helpful. “One of the advantages here is traffic flow,” he said. “Since it was built and designed for construction use, it’s easier to get our vehicles in and out of the garage.”

Indian Hill candidate reveals all By Rob Dowdy rdowdy@communitypress.com

Indian Hill resident Tim Martz believes his political inexperience is exactly what Congress needs to fix the problems ailing the country. Martz, a branded account manager with Lykins Oil Company, is running against incumbent Jean Schmidt, and challengers C. Michael Kilburn and Debbi Alsfelder in the May 4 Republican primary for the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the 2nd District. He says his reasons for running are to balance the

budget, economic development and to send a message that the bailout of banks and Martz the General Motors takeover were poor decisions. “In a nutshell, I was very unhappy with the Wall Street bailout,” Martz said. Martz was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in July and he said putting the government in charge of health care “is a really scary thought.” He said he feels healthy, jogs every day and believes

his diagnosis won’t prevent him from being elected and serving his term. “I don’t think it’s an issue,” Martz said. “If I didn’t think I was healthy enough to serve ... I wouldn’t have run.” He said he wanted to bring the issue out into the open so that his opponents couldn’t say he was hiding his illness, and so that voters wouldn’t feel deceived if the information ever came out. Martz said he’s currently putting his campaign together, setting up speaking engagements and preparing for a “big push” in April prior to the primary.

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‘That’s what neighbors do’ By Jeanne Houck jhouck@communitypress.com

Seventy-two-year-old Joyce Riddle of Loveland says that being “neighbors who care” is a family affair for the Schmid family. “I am alone all day, and my dear neighbors look after me,” Riddle said. “Bob (Schmid) keeps my car running. He also fixes whatever needs fixing, carries in my groceries or whatever I am not able to carry myself. “His wife, Teresa, checks on me and fixes me food when I can’t fix my own,” Riddle said. “She also keeps me in reading material.

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“Even their daughter Sydney comes over every morning to see me while she waits for her school bus. “They make me feel very safe and secure,” Riddle said. “I feel that God has sent them to me. I am very grateful for them.” Asked why his family shows such kindness to Riddle, Bob Schmid said, “As our 10-year-old daughter Sydney said, ‘because she is our neighbor and that’s what neighbors do.’ ” “But also, Joyce is like family to us,” said Schmid, 49, a distribution analyst for the Ford Motor Co. “She has sat out in freezing cold weather to chat with Syd-

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A 72-year-old Loveland resident says 10-year-old Sydney Schmid, right, is a good neighbor because the girl visits with the older woman every school day while waiting for her school bus. With Sydney is her brother Jimmy, 4. ney before the school bus comes in the morning.” Teresa Schmid is a stayat-home mom who cares for daughter Sydney and son Jimmy, 4. “Years ago when I had a problem pregnancy and

had to rush to the doctor or hospital a number of times, Joyce would watch Sydney with only a moment’s notice,” said Teresa Schmid, 46. “Really, we think Joyce is the ‘neighbor who cares.’”

More people in Clermont County are riding the bus to work, shop and attend medical appointments. “Between 2008 and 2009 our ridership increased by over 33,000,” said Clermont Transportation Connection (CTC) Director Ben Capelle. “Since we took our first Dial-a-Ride bus and converted it into a fixed route bus, ridership is four times what it was in August 2008.” In 2009, CTC ordered five new busses to meet the growing demand for service. Four are hybrid buses designed to improve fuel economy by 40 percent. “We’ve seen the biggest increases in ridership for our shuttle services,” said Capelle. The shuttle routes are Route 1 that provides shuttle service between

Felicity and Eastgate, Route 2X that provides express service between New Richmond and downtown Cincinnati, Route 3 that provides service between Goshen, Miami Township, and Milford, and Route 4X that provides express service between Amelia and downtown Cincinnati. CTC also operates a Diala-Ride service that is similar to a taxi service. Any Clermont County citizen can call the dispatch office and schedule a ride to any location in the county during CTC operating hours. To schedule a ride, call 732-7433. For more information about CTC, visit the Web site www.ctc.ClermontCountyOhio.gov. The bus service is the primary provider of public transportation in Clermont.

Trustees, Senior Services agree to improve balance, communication By Kellie Geist kgeist@communitypress.com

The Miami Township trustees want Clermont Senior Services to take a step back and look at the wants and needs of Miami Township’s seniors before making more changes to the township’s senior center. The trustees met with Clermont Senior Services Executive Director George Brown and Board Chair Tom Rocklin to discuss the senior center after hearing a slew of concerns from residents about the senior service’s Lifelong Learning programs

and change of staff. Trustee Mary Makley Wolff said there are basically two types of seniors that use the Miami Township civic center’s senior center – the seniors who want programs like Tai Chi and watercolor painting and the seniors who want a traditional drop-in style center. Currently, the programs, which seniors have to pay for, are scheduled three days a week and the traditional activities are scheduled two days a week. The concerned seniors spoke up about the loss of traditional programming

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Brown said he would work to gather more input from the Miami Township seniors who use the space before making more changes. He also said he would work with his staff to provide more support and better communication with the Miami Township location.

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Alexis King, a 2006 Loveland High School graduate, has been named to the 2009 fall term dean’s at Morehead State University. She is majoring in women’s studies and social work. • Several Loveland students have been named to the 2009 fall semester dean’s list at the University of Dayton. They are: Stephanie A. Bales, Matthew K. Geyman, Deborah A. Gilkey, Margaret E. Gluntz, Christopher L. Hall, Jacqueline C. Hicks, Andrea S. Hill, Megan K. Holland, Kara M. Kindel, Christopher J. Kovaleski, Ryan P. Ofarrell, Chris P. Sammons, Catherine M. Shea, Maria A. Stowell, Sarah E. Zinsser.

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Spring break is starting early for some Loveland students. About 100 students involved in the two show choirs along with the musicians and stage crew that support them are on their way to Nashville for a national competition.

Loveland show choirs to compete

Community Press Staff Report Spring break is starting early for some Loveland students. About 100 students involved in the two show choirs along with

the musicians and stage crew who support them are on their way to Nashville Thursday, March 25, for one of the national competitions. By Request, the high school

group, and Revolution, the middle school group, have been competing since the season began in January. Out of the top 20 show choirs ranked nationally, they

have had a chance to compete against 12 of them and feel ready to musically represent Loveland as they perform on the Grand Ole Opry stage in Nashville.

Cadet David Williams has been named to the 2009 fall semester dean’s honor roll at Missouri Military Academy. He has also been awarded the Academic Fourragere for superior scholastic achievement at the school. Williams is the son of Bill and Sharon Williams of Loveland.

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Kim Crothers of Loveland is among the first group of students to graduate through the Health Careers Collaborative at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. The collaborative is an effort by some of Cincinnati’s educational and health care institutions whose aim was to help employees advance in their careers. The students are employed by the collaborative’s health care partners – Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati and TriHealth, Inc. Most entered the nursing program at Cincinnati State four years ago and graduated with associate’s degrees in the late fall 2009 term that ended Feb. 1.

Ursuline artists recognized in 2010 Scholastic Art Awards Seventeen pieces of art from Ursuline Academy recently earned recognition in the 2010 Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition. More than 7,000 works of art were entered in the competition this year, submitted from 28 counties throughout Southwest Ohio, Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky. Winners from Ursuline are: Honorable mention: Chelsea Cleary of Amelia, mixed media, “Junk Gypsy” and “Rhett, Moe & Ranger;” Emily Sullivan of Mount Washington, drawing, “El Torro;” Monica Melink of Indian Hill, printmaking, “Playful Smile;” Christine

Phan of West Chester Township, design, “Paint Horse;” Kara Strasser of Montgomery, ceramics/glass, “Braided Rim Coil Pot.” Silver Key: Madi Kennard of Loveland, mixed media, “Flower Study;” Monica Melink of Indian Hill, printmaking, “Hidden Tears;” Diana Wiebe of Symmes Township, photography, “Filtered Light;” Megan Wandtke of Mason, sculpture, “High Heel Heaven;” Sheridan Seitz of West Chester, sculpture, “Stardust.” Gold Key: Sarah Volpenhein of Fairfield, printmaking, “Mom with Bricks;” Virginia Dickens of Montgomery, drawing, “Self-portrait;” Mary Kate Strang of Loveland, photography, “Farm at Sunset;”

EDUCATORS LINE UP FOR SUPERINTENDENT’S JOB Here are the applicants for superintendent of the Loveland City Schools: • Joel Anderson, director of curriculum and instruction, Warren County Career Center in Lebanon • Kathleen Cintavey, superintendent, Wickliffe City Schools • Stacey Lyn Cooper, interim superintendent, Mansfield City Schools • Matthew Dill, superintendent, Fort Frye Local Schools in Beverly • Steven Estepp, director of secondary education, Hilliard City Schools • John Fink of Loveland, former school improvement consultant • Heather Henderson Hill, deputy superintendent, Chinook's Edge School Division in Alberta, Canada • Brien Hodges, director, Douglas County Schools in Castle Rock, Colo. • Larry Hook, assistant superintendent, Springboro Community Schools • Gail Jackson-Mitchell, former deputy superintendent, Mansfield City Schools • Debra Kennedy, assistant superintendent, New Philadelphia City Schools • Douglas Lantz, superin-

Story on page A1. tendent, Northmont City Schools in Englewood • John Marschhausen, superintendent, East Knox Local Schools in Howard • Carl Metzger, superintendent, Marion Local Schools in Maria Stein • Clinton Moore, superintendent, National Trail Local Schools in New Paris • S. Jayne Morgenthal, former superintendent, Elizabethtown Independent Public Schools in Elizabethtown, Ky. • Nancy Mulvey, dean of instruction, Great Oaks’ Diamond Oaks Career Development Campus in Dent • Kenneth Ratliff, assistant to the superintendent, Fairland Local Schools in Proctorville • Michael Richards, superintendent, Allen East Local Schools in Harrod • Brian Ruckel, superintendent, Blanchester Local Schools • Jerry Skiver, former superintendent, New Boston Local Schools • Bruce Thomas, regional superintendent, Cleveland Metropolitan Schools • William Welker, superintendent, Eastwood Local Schools in Pemberville

Nicole Volpenhein of Fairfield, Design, “Indian Madonna;” Steffi Homan of Kenwood, painting, “Lizzy.” The highest level of achievement on the regional level is the Gold Key Award. Gold Key works are forwarded to New York City for national adjudication. The students earning Gold Keys are recognized along with their teachers at regional ceremonies; those winning national awards are celebrated at a ceremony at Carnegie Hall. Ursuline student artists are taught by teachers Jeanine Boutiere, Amy Burton, Helen Rindsberg and Patrice Trauth.

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The Ursuline Academy students who were recognized in the recent Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition are, from left: seated, Megan Wandtke, Christine Phan, Madi Kennard, Nicole Volpenhein, Diana Wiebe and Virginia Dickens; standing, Sheridan Seitz, Kara Strasser, Mary Kate Strang, Sarah Volpenhein, Chelsea Cleary, Monica Melink, Emily Sullivan and Steffi Homan.

Moeller names Faust, Flaherty honorary anniversary chairs This year will mark the beginning of Moeller High School’s 50th anniversary. As part of the commemoration of the school’s golden anniversary, two legendary leaders of Moeller have been named honorary chairs: former head football coach Gerry Faust and guidance department chair Brother Robert Flaherty. Faust was one of eight faculty members when Moeller first opened its doors to 196 freshmen in the fall of 1960 and will always be synonymous with Moeller football. He coached 18 years (19631980) producing a record of 17417-2. He had seven unbeaten seasons, four mythical national titles and five state titles in his last six seasons before he accepted the head football position at Notre Dame University. Faust was also a teacher, an athletic director and a motivating force who continues to inspire countless youth and adults with his faith and passion for excellence, principal Blane Collison said. “Gerry Faust is a Moeller icon, and his leadership has continued throughout the years,” Collison said. Flaherty will be celebrating his 50th anniversary as a Marianist this year and his 47th year as a leader within Moeller. He first came to the school in the

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Former Moeller head football coach Gerry Faust and guidance department chair Brother Robert Flaherty have been named honorary chairs of Moeller High School’s 50th anniversary celebration. fall of 1963 to teach religion, history and serve as the moderator for the Sodality, a co-curricular group that focused on religious and spiritual activities within the school. He then chaired Moeller’s social studies department and later became chair of the guidance department, a position he still holds. During his tenure at Moeller, Flaherty has held numerous advisory and supervisory positions. As a spiritual leader, Flaherty has served as the school’s football, lacrosse and wrestling chaplain. For 35 years he served as the moderator of the Student Government Program and he has served as the moderator of the National Honor Society since 1999.

“Few would realize how many ‘hats’ Brother Flaherty has worn over the years, and he has always worn them with great honor and integrity,” Collison said. Moeller will soon launch a new Web site celebrating the school and its 50th anniversary, www.CelebrateMoeller.org, where the Moeller community can check for more information about the anniversary celebration, its events, the school’s history and more. For example, one of the upcoming anniversary activities is a monthly alumni speaker series held at the Montgomery Inn. Several notable alumni will be featured, including Lt. Col. Dave Thole, Purple Heart recipient, on Friday, March 26, and Adam Molina, global head of business development of the 1798 Global Partners of New York City, on Friday, April 23. The series will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $25 and includes lunch. Reservations can be made by sending a check to: Moeller High School, Attn. Debbie Geiger, Advancement Director, 9001 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Or by calling 791-1680, ext. 1320, e-mailing Geiger at DGeiger@Moeller.org, or by visiting www.Moeller.org (click “Alumni,” then “Upcoming Events”).


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Tiger tennis defends back-to-back titles Austin Stahl chasing older brother’s record By Anthony Amorini aamorini@communitypress.com

No matter what happens in the next two spring seasons on the boys’ tennis courts, Loveland’s all-time win record will belong to a Stahl. The question is, which one? Currently Loveland’s all-time win record is held by 2009 graduate Chris Stahl with his total at 92 victories. However, junior Austin Stahl picked up 31 wins as a sophomore last spring after finishing at 17-2 playing doubles as a freshman. Though Austin won’t likely reach 92 wins in 2010, Loveland’s first-year head coach Jeff Sharpless believes the junior has a chance to eventually surpass Chris by 2011, the coach said via email. “With a similar season this year, Austin could become (Loveland’s) all-time (win leader) by early next season,” Sharpless

BRIEFLY In the semifinals

Alex Pohl of Loveland played on the Shawnee State University Women’s Basketball Team in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Championship in Sioux City, Iowa, March 15. To view the game, visit the NAIA Web site at www.naia.org.

Rodriguez leads offense

Ryan Rodriguez, a Moeller High School graduate, led the College of Mount St. Joseph in offense with two hits, along with his teammate Craig Shanks, in the second game of a double-header March 14 against Juniata College. MSJ beat Juniata 10-5 in the second game.

Cisper leads

Northern Kentucky University senior baseball outfielder Jason Cisper, a Moeller High School graduate, led NKU as of March 15 in hitting with a .473 batting average. Cisper scored a teamleading 19 runs this season and added seven stolen bases in eight attempts.

SIDELINES Hermans summer soccer camps

2010 OSYSA/Soccer Unlimited Soccer Camps, run by Jack Hermans and Ohio South, will have a full summer of camps this year. Contact Ohio South at 576-9555 or Jack Hermans at 232-7916, or e-mail jhermans@fuse.net Visit www. osysa.com/camps/soccerunlimited.htm for a list of camp dates and locations.

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Loveland junior Austin Stahl, right, celebrates a point with his older brother, 2009 Loveland graduate Chris Stahl, during a victory for the brothers at the Division I Sectional Championships last spring. said. Sharpless begins his first season as Loveland’s varsity head

coach after spending 13 years as an assistant or junior varsity coach with the Tigers.

A trio of starters return for Loveland this spring including juniors Ian Streicker, Chase Giles

and Austin. Austin is a returning state qualifier after the junior went 1-1 playing doubles at the Division I State Championships last spring alongside Chris. “Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of my team is its versatility,” Sharpless said. “I have a number of players that can readily shift from singles to doubles and not lose a step; i.e., they are interchangeable.” Loveland won its second-consecutive Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division title last spring while posting a winning record for the 11th season in a row. Aside from the returning starters, Sharpless was hesitant to single out additional leaders for Loveland’s varsity team from a roster of 25 players. “Though I have more talent, all the others are yet to prove themselves,” Sharpless said. Loveland opens with a pair of home matches against Wyoming (Monday, April 5) and Anderson (Tuesday, April 6) this spring with both events starting at 4 p.m.

Upsets send Moeller back to Final 4 By Mark Chalifoux mchalifoux@communitypress.com

The Moeller High School basketball team is back in the state Final Four after a week of upsets, taking down Princeton 54-51 March 17 and eliminating La Salle 48-41 in overtime in the regional final. “It’s hard to explain but it’s been a million little things to get us to this point,” head coach Carl Kremer said. “This is a very determined team that doesn’t want to quit playing, and we’ve been playing a lot better in the tournament.” The Crusaders have had a host of players step into the limelight at crucial junctures to keep their season alive. Junior forward Alex Barlow had perhaps the strongest week for the Crusaders, as he scored all nine of Moeller’s points in overtime. “He made about five consecutive plays that sealed the win for us,” Kremer said. “Steals, rebounds, points, free throws…he just dominated that overtime period.” Barlow also drew the duty of defending Princeton’s Ohio State-bound standout guard, Jordan Sibert, in the regional semifinals. Barlow held Sibert to two field goals on 10 attempts. “He’s one of the most instinctive players I’ve been around,” Kremer said. “He has an ability to see the game a second before everyone else and anticipates what’s going to happen. He’s really unique, maybe a once-in-a-generation guy.” The Crusaders rallied from down 16 in the third quarter to upset Princeton, and Kremer called it one of the best comebacks in Moeller tournament history, ranking it near the top with the comeback wins over Beavercreek and Vandalia Butler in Moeller’s 1999 state championship season. One reason for the Crusaders’ comeback was

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Moeller’s Charlie Byers (32) makes a shot against LaSalle’s Ryan Fleming (25) and Michael Schmidt (10) in the second quarter.

Griffin McKenzie had 13 points against La Salle. sharpshooter Ben Galemmo, who hit four three-pointers in the second half versus Princeton. “He single-handedly kept us in the game and has been a big player off the bench for us all year,” Kremer said. He also singled out one of the players who does a lot of the dirty work for the Crusaders, junior forward Shaquille Jinks. Jinks scored 14 points against Princeton. He also guarded La Salle’s Brandon Neel, who scored 15 points against Moeller in January but was held to only nine in the regional final. Josh Morelock was also big against La Salle, scoring 11 points and hitting three three-pointers. Kremer also praised the play of senior big man Griffin McKenzie. “Griffin has really come on strong at the end of the season and that’s changed us more than anything,” Kremer said. “The biggest change for us has been McKenzie playing with confidence.” McKenzie had 13 points against La Salle. The Crusaders advance to play Mentor at 5:15 p.m. Friday, March 26, at Ohio

State’s Jerome Schottenstein Center in the state semifinals. If they advance to the state finals, they will play either Massillon Jackson or Gahanna Lincoln, who play immediately after their game against Mentor. The state final would be 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Schottenstein Center. “We have to go up there and play with a lot of heart,” Kremer said. “Sometimes teams are just happy to be there and we can’t fall into that trap. We believe no one will play harder and have more heart than us and when that happens, I’ll take Moeller kids over anyone.”

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Moeller’s Shaquille Jinks (22) puts up a shot and gets fouled by La Salle in the first quarter.

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Moeller sings their school fight song to their fans beating LaSalle in overtime for the regional championship.


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A dejected Alex Longi, a senior guard for St. Xavier pictured in the front, covers his face following the Bombers’ season-ending loss to La Salle, 48-46, during the Division I Regional Championship semi-finals Wednesday, March 17.

Bombers fall to La Salle, 48-46 St. Xavier’s Brandon Polking elevates over La Salle’s Alex Heusmann to take a shot during the Bombers’ loss to the Lancers, 48-46, at the Division I Regional Championships semi-finals Wednesday, March 17.

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The Ohio Valley Golf Association is entering its seventh season and 2010 will be the first year to feature the new High School Tour designed specifically for high schoolers between seventh through 12th grade for the 2010-11 school year. The OVGA Tour will feature 21 events from May to September. The season will feature four majors – OVGA Masters at Legendary Run, Tri-State Open at Stonelick Hills, Dayton Open at Heatherwoode and the Highlander Cup at Walden Ponds. Elks Run will host the annual EastWest Cup, which will once again settle the argument over which side in Cincinnati is the best side for golf. The Conquest Cup playoffs bring the season to a close in September with three events leading up to the Tour Championship at the Golf Center at Kings Island (Grizzly). The OVGA schedule for the 2010 season follows.

Preseason:

Saturday, April 10, to Sunday, April 11 – Old Silo, Preseason Road Trip (11 a.m. start on April 10, 8 a.m. start on April 11). Saturday, April 17 – Beech Creek, Izzy Scramble benefitting Izzy Molfetta, granddaughter of Eli Rendon, OVGA member (8 a.m. start, includes skills challenge). Saturday, April 24 – Deer Track (preseason). Sunday, April 25 – Shawnee Lookout (preseason).

Regular season:

Saturday, May 1 – Willows (TBA). Sunday, May 2 – Miami Whitewater (TBA). Saturday, May 8 – Bel-Wood Country Club (11 a.m. start). Saturday, May 15 – Legendary Run (TBA) – major. Saturday, May 22 – OFF WEEK. Saturday, May 29 – Vineyard (TBA). Saturday, June 5 – Snow Hill Country Club (TBA). Saturday, June 12 – Fairfield (11 a.m. start). Saturday, June 19 – Stonelick Hills (10:30 start) – major. Saturday, June 26 – Grand Victoria (9:00 start). Sunday, June 27 – World Am Qualifier at Grand Victoria (9 a.m. start). Saturday, July 3 – off week. Sat/Sun, July 10-11 – Elks Run –

East West Cup. Saturday, July 17 – Sharon Woods (TBA). Saturday, July 24 - Deer Run (7 a.m. start). Saturday, July 31 – Heatherwoode (1 p.m. shotgun) – major. Sunday, Aug. 8 – Weatherwax (TBA). Saturday, Aug. 14 – off week. Sunday, Aug. 22 – Walden Ponds (TBA) –major. Sunday, Aug. 29 – Boone Links (12 p.m. start). Sunday, Sept. 5 – Lassing Pointe (12 p.m. start). Sunday, Sept. 12 – Aston Oaks (9 a.m. start). Sunday, Sept. 19 – Mill Course (TBA). Saturday, Sept. 25 – Grizzly (8:30 a.m. start) – tour Championship day one. Sunday, Sept. 26 – Grizzly (1:24 p.m.start) – tour Championship day two.

Postseason

Sunday, Oct. 3 – Hueston Woods (9 a.m. start) – Stewart Invitational. Sunday, Oct. 10 – Yankee Trace (11a.m. start) – President’s Cup.

High school tour

The OVGA High School Tour tees off for the first time in 2010. The season will consist of nine tournaments beginning on April 24 and running through July 26. Two majors will be played at Crooked Tree and Grand Victoria, the Junior East-West Cup at Blue Ash and the Tour Championship at the Golf Center at Kings Island (Grizzly). 2010 Tour Schedule, including date, location, time and cost: April 24 – Hickory Woods, 11:30 a.m., $30 May 8 – Belwood CC, 11 a.m., $30 May 22 – Crooked Tree, noon, $30 June 14 – Boone Links, noon, $30 June 21 – Wildwood 8 am $30 June 26 – Grand Victoria 9 am $40 July 5 – Becket Ridge 12 pm $30 July 12 – Blue Ash 9 am $30 July 25 – Grizzly 12 pm $30 July 26 – Grizzly 10 am $30 All proceeds from the two tours benefit Building Blocks For Kids. The OVGA has raised more than $30,000 for local charities since 2004.

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Coping with dementia, memory loss

Many people confuse forgetfulness with dementia. The truth is simple. Forgetfulness is part of the normal aging process. It can be caused by stress, fatigue, grief or an overload of information. The problem is usually with recall, not memory. It is not a sign of, nor does it lead to, dementia. Most people have so many things going on in their lives that it is normal to forget some details. Dementia, on the other hand, is the result of a disease process, and although it is more common with advancing age, it is not a normal part of growing older. Symptoms of dementia include impairment in thinking, learning, memory and judgment, as well as changes in personality, mood and behavior. More than 100 reversible conditions can mimic dementia. If left undiagnosed and untreated, they

may become irreversible. Not only does the patient suffer from the effects of dementia – the family is also greatly affected. Losing the perLinda Eppler son they have Community always known, Press Guest although he or she is still physiColumnist cally present, can be very painful. One family member said, “It’s like a funeral that never ends.” Gerontology specialist Vicki Schmall suggests the following guidelines to help reduce stress and anxiety for both the dementia patient and the caregiver. Keep expectations realistic to

County meeting challenges On Feb. 18, I was honored to deliver the State of the County address. The bottom line is that while Hamilton County, like most communities, faced major challenges in 2009, we met those difficulties head on and grasped at new opportunities in every way possible. We dramatically reduced spending, created and retained thousands of jobs, and fought to protect middle class families caught up in the economic crisis of 2009. And we built a strong foundation for 2010 and beyond. Much of this success can be attributed to something quite simple: unlike government in Washington and Columbus, which are paralyzed by partisan bickering, county leaders have worked in a bipartisan fashion to take on the problems before us. So during the tough times, we’ve worked together to get things done. Highlights from the last year include:

Fiscal responsibility

Faced with declining revenue and an uncertain economic climate, the county made difficult but necessary decisions regarding our priorities and spending. We lived within our means, even as those means were greatly reduced. • Hamilton County accomplished a historic reduction in the size of county government, reducing our budget by $60 million (22 percent) in two years and lowering the level of spending equal to the amount spent in 1998. • Hamilton County received praise from Moody’s, which complimented the county’s “willingness to make difficult budgetary decision to reduce expenditures.”

Job creation

Hamilton County aggressively pushed for job growth and retention and business development. • During 2009, 51 economic developments took place in Hamilton County, creating and retaining more than 13,000 jobs and generating $309 million in investments. • These projects include large companies like General Electric, and many small businesses that are growing right here in our county. • The county/city SuperJobs center continues to be a leader in

the state, linking 2,200 people to jobs, and providing job training to 660 youth in our community.

reduce frustration for both the caregiver and the patient. Limit food and clothing choices. This helps reduce confusion. Put out only the utensils the person will need at mealtime. Use repetition. Memoryimpaired people need frequent, patient reminders. Be prepared to repeat the same instructions daily. Limit the demands for the recall of facts, names and schedules. Say to a person who has difficulty remembering you, “I’m Jane, your daughter.” Avoid saying “Who am I?” Make the environment safe. Don’t expect the person with dementia to take responsibility for his or her own safety. They may have lost the judgment needed to avoid accidents. Using reminiscence about the past may help the person become

involved in what he can remember. Treat the person as an adult. Memory-impaired people have feelings and don’t like to be treated as children. Reassure and praise. They also need a feeling of success. Small accomplishments amount to tremendous victories for those who have problems with memory. Maintain a sense of humor. Finding garden tools in the refrigerator may provide you with the opportunity for a good laugh. Laughter and humor have positive effects on both physical and mental health. Caring for a family member with dementia is physically and emotionally exhausting. Our Adult Day Center is a great option for caregivers who need a break. It provides a safe, caring environ-

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David Pepper Community Press guest columnist

Infrastructure

The county devoted much of 2009 to developing a strong foundation of revitalized communities, so we can better compete to bring jobs and families to our county. • During 2009, the county began investing $8 million in federal funds to tear down blight and rehabilitate housing in 16 neighborhoods including Cheviot, Woodlawn and Colerain Township. • Communities will share $24 million to revitalize some of their most distressed properties beginning in 2010, • The county is working to revitalize business districts and brownfields in Blue Ash, Lockland, Harrison and others, and has added attractive tax abatements to spur developments in Madeira and Columbia Township. • By actively working with community partners to fight foreclosures, the county has now saved 2,175 homes from foreclosure, averting $50 million in lost property values.

Do you think businesses are right to block employees’ access to NCAA Tournament-related Web sites during the tournament? Why or why not? “I do think an employer has the right to block employees’ access to NCAA tournament-related Web sites as well as any other Web sites that are not related to the employee’s job. Employer’s are constantly trying to limit the amount of company time spent on personal business … phone calls, e-mails, texting. There is so much out there to distract an employee’s attention. The less available distractions, the more productive an employee will be.” D.M.R. “Absolutely. Businesses have the right to expect their employees to be focusing on the job when at work. If employees want to watch the games, take vacation time.” M.S. “The employer should not have to do this – the employee is supposed to be working! It is sad employers find it necessary to block the sites.” D.H. “Yes, I do. Employers have enough problems without employees spending untold hours completing brackets and watching games. It’s only fair to the

Public safety

Public safety continues to remain Hamilton County’s top budgetary priority. Despite the budget cuts, Hamilton County was able to keep core public safety services intact during 2009. • Through savings and stimulus, Hamilton County rehired 35 sheriff’s deputies, eliminated the need for coroner shutdown days, and added electronic monitoring units. • Ohio has identified Hamilton County as the state’s demonstration site for addressing criminal justice issues specifically related to veterans. • And we continue to pursue reforms to ensure that our Court and corrections system is run as efficiently and effectively as possible. To read and watch my full State of the County speech in full, visit: www.davidpepper.com. David Pepper is a Hamilton County commissioner. He is also a candidate for state auditor.

This week’s question What are your favorite Opening Day traditions? Do you plan to go this year? Every week The Loveland Herald asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to clermont@communitypress.com with “chatroom” in the subject line. employers and clients to make the job come first.” B.H. “Employers should be allowed to control non-business related access if they are providing the Internet service during business hours. They have a right to control (to a reasonable degree) the distractions for the people they are paying to work.” D.K. “Yes. Employers are right to block employee access to NCAA sites during the tournament. Employers pay their employees to work, not catch up on the tournament results.” M.S. “Yes. Businesses are within their rights to block employees’ access to NCAA Tournament related Web sites during the tournament because the employer isn’t paying them to watch basketball in all likelihood – and especially

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“Yes, I do think a company has the right to block access to these Web sites. People are there to work. It’s nice if company lets employees have access to these sites, but unfortunately some people take advantage of the opportunity to not get anything done and ruin it for the others.” P.F. “Yes, workers have to get back to being productive for the job they are being paid to do, is it any wonder that the majority of our jobs are going to foreign lands.” L.S. “Some businesses may not be able to afford staff members taking the time to enjoy the NCAA tournament. In some cases allotting time for personnel to watch NCAA games can be used as a team-building gathering which can uplift workers and boost production. I worked for Great American Insurance for several years with lunch time catered in, (Skyline. How can you beat that!), large screen TVs provided, brackets for staff members with a basketball competition and trophy. This time was well spent and enjoyed by the whole department. Positive feelings were promoted and appreciation given by the staff members.” K.K.

GOVERNMENT CALENDAR HAMILTON COUNTY

Commissioners – meet at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday in Room 605 of the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown. The next meeting is Wednesday, March 31. Call 946-4400. Educational service center governing board – meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 11083 Hamilton Ave. The next meeting will be Wednesday, April 21. Call 742-2200. Regional planning commission – meets at 12:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the County Administration Building, eighth floor, 138 E. Court St., downtown. The next meeting will be Thursday, April 1. Call 946-4500.

LOVELAND CITY

Board of zoning appeals – meets at 5:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month, as needed. The next meeting will be Wednesday, March 24. City council – meets at 8 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting is Tuesday, April 13. Call 683-0150. Environment and tree committee – meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month

at city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting will be Thursday, April 15. Call 683-0150. Mayor’s court – meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month in city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting is Thursday, April 1. Call 683-0150. Planning and zoning commission – meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month in city hall, 120 W. Loveland Ave. The next meeting will be Monday, April 19. Call 6830150. Recreation board – meets when necessary and members are available. Call 683-0150.

LOVELAND SCHOOLS

Board of education – meets regularly at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month in the Loveland Intermediate School media center, 757 S. Lebanon Road. The next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20. The board will not meet in December. Call 683-5600. Board work sessions are at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month, in the board office. The next work session is Tuesday, April 6. The board will not have a work session in December.

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MIAMI TOWNSHIP

Trustees – Business meeting at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Miami Township Civic Center, 6101 Meijer Drive. The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP

Board of zoning appeals – meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month (only if there is business) in the township administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 5. Call 683-6644. Historical society – meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of every month in the township administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting will be Thursday, April 15. Call 683-6644. Trustees – meet at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month in the administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 6. Call 6836644. Zoning commission – meet at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month in the administrative building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. The next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21. Call 683-6644.

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Deer Park High School student Kathleen Bosse recently used her interest in history and an essay on what freedom means to her to earn a spot at a leadership conference with the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge. The high school junior attended a three-day American Leaders Youth Summit in Valley Forge, Pa., with 100 other high school students from around the country where they participated in a mock session of Congress, proposing amendments, voting and giving suggestions in both small groups and as a large “Congress.” Bosse, who was one of 16 area students who attended, said getting the chance to be a part of the voting process showed her that government wasn’t as “stuffy” or “complicated” as she expected. She said one of the most important pieces of advice she learned from one of the speakers at the conference was that being a leader does not always mean being in the spotlight and she would take that advice back to her leadership roles at the high school. Bosse is president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and vice-president of Student Council. She is also

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Deer Park High School junior Kathleen Bosse was one of about 100 students that attended a three-day American Youth Leaders Summit in Valley Forge, Pa. involved in cheerleading, glee club, the student newspaper, art club and the service learning club Communiserve. Bosse and the other students also had the chance to tour Valley Forge and Philadelphia and saw the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and George Washington’s headquarters. She even saw the rooms where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed. “It was set up exactly as it was (when they signed),” Bosse said. Bosse said she liked seeing the pieces of history up close. In her own history classes, Bosse said she would want to learn more about recent history to better understand current events. Bosse hopes to attend a follow-up conference in the summer to re-connect her with the other students and to also prepare her for more leadership roles for her senior year.

THINGS TO DO Cooking class

Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township is hosting “ThirtyMinute Mom” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Symmes Township. International Adventure recipes include chicken enchiladas, pasta roll-up with spinach and cheese and beef stroganoff. It is with Courtney Rathweg. The cost is $40. Registration is required. Call 489-6400 or visit www.cookswaresonline.com.

Family expo

Ohio State University Extension Hamilton County is hosting the Family Life Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at Sharon Centre at Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. Learn about backyard gardening, rain gardens, insects, nutrition from the garden, food preservation, money management, 4-H clubs for youth, 4-H school programs and more. Admission is free, a vehicle permit is required. Call 946-8989 or visit http://hamilton.osu.edu.

Volunteer events

• Grailville Education and Retreat Center is hosting Grailville Garden Volunteer Day from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 27, at Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Loveland. Work in the organic garden and kitchen. Wear

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Chris LaMond of LaMond Landscaping shows off his landscaping skills for the 2009 Cincinnati Flower Show.

21st anniversary Cincinnati Flower Show

When

Friday, April 16 – Opening Night Preview Party, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, April 17 to Saturday April 24, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, April 25 – 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where

Symmes Township Park at 11600 N. Lebanon Road. Just five minutes from the Interstate 275 Indian Hill/Loveland exit

Theme

Fantasy, Formal and Friendly

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clothes and footwear that can get dirty. Bring gloves, water, sunscreen, hat and snacks. No experience is required. The event is free. Call 6832340 or visit www.grailville.org. • Madeira Historical Society is hosting the Spring Cleanup from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at Miller House, 7226 Miami Ave., Madeira. Help clean the two-acre park area surrounding the Miller House Museum, rake and prepare gardens. The event is with Bob Brockhage, landscaper, and Betty Davis, gardener. Call 561-9069.

Learn first aid

American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter is hosting Wilderness First Aid from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. The class concludes 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 28. It is a basic course in back-country emergency response for almost any location and is also designed to meet requirements for the Boy Scouts of America. The cost is $60. Registration is required. Call 792-4000 or visit www.cincinnatiredcross.org.

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www. cincyflowershow.com Adults – Opening weekend, April 17-18, $18 advance/$25 gate April 19-April 25 – $15 advance/$20 gate Children (2-15) – $2

Overview

Staged in the charming setting of Symmes Township Park, the Cincinnati Flower Show celebrates its 21st anniversary as one of the premier flower and garden events in the world. • A world-class horticultural event with hundreds of landscapers, growers, floral designers and artists. • The Cincinnati Fine Food Show to sample gourmet foods made from the freshest ingredients from more than 50 local and national vendors (April 17 and 18 only). • Small Wonders Weekend with activities and special exhibits designed to delight the entire family (April 23, 24 and 25 only).

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Jane Carson of Montgomery and Linda Colgan of Florida look at the window displays at the Cincinnati Flower Show at Symmes Park last April.

How do your fantasies grow?

The 2010 Cincinnati Flower Show returns to Symmes Township next month with a focus on the three Fs: Fantasy, Formal, Friendly. Here is everything you need to know (at this point) about the Flower Show The dates and location are set and staff and volunteers are working day and night to make the 21st Cincinnati Flower Show the best ever! “The Farmer’s Almanac” is predicting that weather for the show, scheduled for April 17-April 25, will be “much warmer and drier than normal – great weather for outdoor activities.” Show organizers are expecting a record number of vendors and exhibitors. The theme for this year’s show will be a uniting thread that runs throughout the entire event:

FANTASY: The imaginations of our exhibitors have run wild, and as a result, you’ll visit fantasy worlds inspired by a favorite book, movie, or faraway place. FORMAL: Find elegance in gardens that demonstrate wellbalanced structure, simplistic color contrasts, stately containers, and/or topiary hedges in your design. FRIENDLY: Explore! You will find gardens and exhibits that are ecologically friendly, economically friendly, lifestyle friendly, child friendly, pet friendly - the

possibilities are endless! As always, the Show will include impressive landscape gardens, inventive floral tablescapes, exquisite floral designs, stimulating national and international lecturers, informative local experts, timely environmental exhibits, natureinspired fine art, enticing fine food offerings, exciting children’s weekend events and adventurous shopping opportunities. (all information from Kristy Conlin, publicity manager)

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Egbers Land Design of Florence, Ky., won the 2009 Symmes Township Trustee Award presented to most appropriate use of a wide selection of plants or cut flowers. From left: Trustees Ken Bryant, Phil Beck and Kathy Wagner present the award to Geoff Egbers, Egbers Land Design.

National acclaim

• Endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society • Featured in “1,000 Places to See in the USA and Canada Before You Die.’ • Named “the king of all flower shows” – Better Homes and Gardens Magazine • Recognized as one of the top 10 great Flower Shows in the U.S. – USA Today

Distinguished Lecture Series

•Dr. Paul Cappiello – “Breaking All the Rules on the Way to a Better Garden” • Bill Hendricks – “New and Interesting Plant Selections at the Flower Show” • Rose Marie Nichols McGee – “Bountiful Containers” • Melinda Meyers – “Affordable Eco-Friendly Landscape Makeovers” • Ethne Clarke – “Hidcote: the Making of a Garden”

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Jeanie Hodges, floral designer at Kreutzer & Dorl Florists in Newport, won best in show in the professional florist catagory at the 2009 Cincinnati Flower Show. Her piece is a tribute to the opera, “Don Carlos.”

Laura Ferkinhoff of The Olde Garden Shack, Milford and Batesville, Ind., accepts the 2009 Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Distinguished Garden Award, recognizing the garden with the most distinctive display, from Cincinnati Horticulutral Society executive committee chair Marsha Haberer.

Chris LaMond, LaMond Landscape Inc. in Loveland, receives the Royal Horticultural Society Silver Floral Medal Award for the best floral display in the grand marquee at the 2009 Cincinnati Flower Show in Symmes Park. The garden entitled “The Living River” was one of the largest in the show and featured a floral river, an intricate stone bridge, turtle topiaries and a massive display of flowers and plant material.


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, M A R C H 2 5

COOKING CLASSES Thirty-Minute Mom, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. International Adventure recipes include Chicken Enchiladas, Pasta Roll-Up with Spinach and Cheese and Beef Stroganoff. Cooks’ Wares Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road. With Courtney Rathweg. $40. Registration required. 489-6400; www.cookswaresonline.com. Symmes Township. EDUCATION

AARP Tax Assistance, noon-5 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Attendees get help with taxes. For seniors. Free. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org. Amberley Village.

FOOD & DRINK

St. Columban Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road. Salmon, fried cod, shrimp, cheese pizza, sandwiches, gourmet or tossed salad, baked potato, fries, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, applesauce, beer, soft drinks and bottled water. Drive-through and walk-in carryout available. $1-$9. 683-0105; www.stcolumban.org. Loveland.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m. deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road. 2479933; www.deshas.com. Montgomery.

MUSIC - BLUES

Sonny’s Solo Blues, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Deer Park Inn, 7228 Blue Ash Road. 791-3178. Deer Park Township.

Wine and Chocolate Tasting, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Selections of red and white wines from around the world paired with chocolate truffles and cheese. $28. 985-6732; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

LECTURES

Anything Goes, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 seniors and students. 697-6769; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland. Laura, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 684-1236. Columbia Township.

Montgomery Woman’s Club Town Hall Lecture Series, 11 a.m. Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road. Author and columnist Jane Bryant Quinn speaks on right choices in risky times. $35. Registration required. Presented by Montgomery Woman’s Club Inc. 684-1632; www.montgomerywomansclub.org/. Montgomery.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Anything Goes, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 Second St. Cole Porter musical comedy. $16, $14 seniors and students. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. Through March 27. 697-6769; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland.

SEMINARS

Prisons and Prisoners: Impact Ohio, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Isaac M. Wise Temple, 8329 Ridge Road. Panel discussion on what the Ohio prison overpopulation crisis means to the community. With Marianna BrownBettman, facilitator; Terry Collins, Director, Ohio dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections; David Yost, Delaware County Prosecuting Attorney; and David Singleton, Executive Director, Ohio Justice and Policy Center. Question and answer session follow. Light refreshments. Presented by Woman’s City Club. 321-6835. Amberley Village. F R I D A Y, M A R C H 2 6

FOOD & DRINK Wine Bar Tasting, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; www.theewinestore.com. Montgomery. Lenten Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive. All-you-can-eat fried cod, shrimp, grilled chicken breast, cheese pizza, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, bread desserts and drinks. Carryout available. $9, $5 carryout only, $4 ages 5-10, free ages 3 and under. 8918527. Blue Ash. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 9994 Zig Zag Road. Dine in or carryout available. $7.50, $5 children. 8918670. Montgomery. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. All Saints Church, 8939 Montgomery Road. Marge Schott Parish Center. Includes fried cod, grilled salmon, tilapia, shrimp, pizza, fries, sweet potato fries, macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes, salad, coleslaw and applesauce. Carryout available. Cash only. $1-$8.50. 792-4600; http://www.allsaints.cc. Sycamore Township.

Eddie Gossling, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $12. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 9849288. Montgomery.

ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER

Arsenic and Old Lace, 7 p.m., Ursuline Academy, 5535 Pfeiffer Road, $4. Presented by Ursuline Stage Company. 513-791-5791. Blue Ash.

ON STAGE - THEATER

RECREATION

Spring Break Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mayerson JCC, $62 per day. Registration required. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org. Amberley Village. S A T U R D A Y, M A R C H 2 7

ART OPENINGS

Interconnectedness.. 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Gallery Veronique, 11356 Montgomery Road. Retrospective of 40 years of paintings, drawings and sculpture by Jim Slouffman. Includes food and drinks, meet-the-artist and gallery tours. Exhibit continues through April 3. 5305379; www.galleryvero.com. Symmes Township.

EDUCATION

Financial Survival Skills for Today’s Economy and Beyond, 10 a.m.-noon, Raymond Walters College, 9555 Plainfield Road. Room 100, Science and Allied Health Building. Learn to clarify financial goals and be more confident about financial future by managing you cash better through budgeting, developing a plan and seeing it through to implementation and updating your legal documents. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. 936-1577; www.rwc.uc.edu/alumni. Blue Ash. Crystals & Stones Workshop, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. United Spiritualists of The Christ Light, 4410 Carver Woods Drive. Suite 204, Information on history and formation of crystals; different types and uses; practical applications, including meditations, finding lost items and laying on of stones for healing. Tom Bohl, instructor. Includes crystal and kyanite wand. $35. Presented by United Spiritualists of the Christ Light Church. 891-5424. Blue Ash.

FARMERS MARKET

Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill.

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HEALTH / WELLNESS

Wilderness First Aid, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Concludes 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 28. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road. Basic course in back-country emergency response for almost any location and is also designed to meet requirements for the Boy Scouts of America. $60. Registration required. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 7924000; www.cincinnatiredcross.org. Blue Ash.

HOME & GARDEN

Spring Garden Classes, 10 a.m. Simplifying Your Landscape with James Wood. Designers Jennie Markel and Matt Perkins available to help. Bloomin Garden Centre, 8793 Kenwood Road. Free refreshments. Free. Registration required. 9848733; www.bloomingarden.com. Blue Ash.

MUSIC - RELIGIOUS

Coming Together in Spirit and Song, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Journey of discovering, integrating, and refining both the voice and self-expression. Ages 18 and up. Ages 21 and up. Women’s Singing Retreat: fee $65 including lunch, or $85 with additional seperate dinner & evening program. Reservations required. 683-2340; www.grailville.org/home.php?ID=39&eventid=923. Loveland.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Eddie Gossling, 8 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $12. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 9849288. Montgomery.

ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER

Arsenic and Old Lace, 7 p.m., Ursuline Academy, 5535 Pfeiffer Road, $4. Presented by Ursuline Stage Company. 513-791-5791. Blue Ash.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Anything Goes, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 seniors and students. 697-6769; www.lovelandstagecompany.org. Loveland. Laura, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 684-1236. Columbia Township.

SHOPPING

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Grailville hosts a Garden Volunteer Day from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 27, at the Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Work in the organic garden and kitchen and be sure to wear clothes and footwear that can get dirty. Bring gloves, water, sunscreen, hat and snacks. No experience required. Call 683-2340 or visit www.grailville.org. S U N D A Y, M A R C H 2 8

CIVIC

Half Pint Library Book Drive. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Half Price Books, 891-7170. Kenwood.

FILMS

Movie Day, 3 p.m.-4 p.m. “Rugrats Passover.” Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. $3. 7617500; www.jointhej.org. Amberley Village.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Eddie Gossling, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $8, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 984-9288. Montgomery.

ON STAGE - STUDENT THEATER

Arsenic and Old Lace, 7 p.m., Ursuline Academy, 5535 Pfeiffer Road, $4. Presented by Ursuline Stage Company. 513-791-5791. Blue Ash.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Laura, 2 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 684-1236. Columbia Township.

Tri-State Multiples Children’s Clothing, Toy and Equipment Sale, 8:30 a.m.11:30 a.m. Princeton Community Middle School, 11157 Chester Road. Gently used children’ merchandise. Bring bag to shop. $1. Presented by Tri-State Multiples. 8602491; www.tristatemultiples.com. Sharonville.

PUBLIC HOURS

VOLUNTEER EVENTS

ART EXHIBITS

Grailville Garden Volunteer Day, 9 a.m.noon, Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Work in organic garden and kitchen. Wear clothes and footwear that can get dirty. Bring gloves, water, sunscreen, hat and snacks. No experience required. Free. 683-2340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting-call ahead. Loveland Castle, $3. 6834686; www.lovelandcastle.com. Symmes Township. M O N D A Y, M A R C H 2 9 Queen City Art Club Exhibit, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Free. 321-3219; www.queencityartclub.org. Montgomery. Interconnectedness.. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Gallery Veronique, 11356 Montgomery Road. Retrospective of 40 years of paintings, drawings and sculpture by Jim Slouffman. Through April 3. 530-5379; www.galleryvero.com. Symmes Township.

CIVIC

Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; www.cincinnatiredcross.org. Blue Ash. Half Pint Library Book Drive. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Half Price Books, 891-7170. Kenwood.

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EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Cincy Dance Studio, 8143 Camargo Road. Suite B, $10. Registration required. 859-630-7040; www.cincydance.com. Madeira.

FARMERS MARKET

Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227; www.green-acres.org. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Karaoke Night, 9 p.m.-midnight, Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Lobby Lounge. 793-4500; www.crowneplaza.com/blueash. Blue Ash.

RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY

Community Passover Seder, 7:45 p.m. Chabad Jewish Center, 3977 Hunt Road. Follows 7:45 p.m. Maariv evening services. Includes recitation of the Mah Nishtanah, hand-made matzah, wine, dialogue, kosher meal and special children’s Seder. $32, $22 ages 11 and under. 793-5200; www.chabadba.com. Blue Ash.

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CIVIC

Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; www.cincinnatiredcross.org. Blue Ash. Half Pint Library Book Drive. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Half Price Books, 891-7170. Kenwood.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Tai Chi Class, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Instructed Tai Chi for beginners with Jennifer. Free. Reservations required. 247-2100. Symmes Township.

FARMERS MARKET

Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227; www.green-acres.org. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Paxton’s Idol, 9 p.m. Paxton’s Grill, 126 W. Loveland Ave. Karaoke competitions with prizes. 583-1717; www.paxtonsgrill.com. Loveland.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Protection One: Is Your Home Safe?, 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Latest tips and suggestions to help keep you as safe as possible in your home. Ages 50 and up. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township.

FARMERS MARKET

Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227; www.green-acres.org. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Hosted by Jerome. Free. 697-9705. Loveland. Karaoke, 9 p.m. InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road. Service Industry Night with $2 beers. DJ Julie J at 9 p.m. Free. 793-2600. Blue Ash.

MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK

No Saints, No Saviors, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Music by Sonny Moorman Group. Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road. 7912753. Montgomery.

RECREATION PROVIDED

Mickey Mouse hosts a musical party at the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with favorite Disney pals in “Playhouse Disney Live!” at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, at the U.S. Bank Arena. Characters from “Little Einsteins,” “My Friends Tigger & Pooh,” and “Handy Manny,” will all take the stage live for a musical celebration. Tickets are $17, $22, $30, and $45. Call 513-562-4949 or visit www.ticketmaster.com or www.disneylive.com.

Spring Break Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mayerson JCC, $62 per day. Registration required. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org. Amberley Village.

PROVIDED

The first Cincinnati Beerfest will offer more than 130 beers, from Cincinnati and around the world, celebrating the city’s brewing heritage, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 26-28, at the Duke Energy Center. There will also be entertainment and hometown food. Hours are 6-10 p.m. Friday, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $35 online, $40 at the door or $70 for a three-day package. Ages 21 and up. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Freestore Foodbank. Visit www.cincinnatibeerfest.com.


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Loveland Herald

March 24, 2010

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When will I ever be a normal person?

We can base it on low esteem or unrealistic comparisons. The fact remains that too many of us, even apparently successful people, have an unspoken suspicion of being “less than others� or “not normal.� That sad and secret inkling leads to the silent question, “Will people ever see me, or I see myself, as a normal and typical human?� What a relief it is to realize emotionally and intellectually that there is no such thing as being normal. Jungian analyst Lawrence Jaffe says, “Normality is an abstraction derived from the study of statistics. It doesn’t really exist.� That usually takes a long time to grasp. Instead of appreciating our unique grandeur, we’re busy comparing ourselves to others, trying to be “normal,� like them. Take, for example, scientists studying stones in a certain river. They develop certain statistics.

Father Lou Guntzelman Perspectives

These statistics inform them that the average, or normal, stone in t h a t riverbed is four inches long and two inches

wide. Yet, a search may never find a stone exactly that size. Doesn’t the same process occur in scientifically studying and trying to find the normal person? “Man is not complete,â€? writes Jung, “when he lives in a world of statistical truth. He must live in a world where the whole of a man, his entire history, is the concern, and not that of merely statistics‌ When everything is statistical all individual qualities are wiped out‌ and he becomes a statistical average, a number; that is, he

becomes nothing.� We need to constantly be reminded, as Isaac Singer reminds us in “Love and Exile,� “Every human character occurs only once in the whole history of human beings.� This uniqueness means the best advice to another is that which Shakespeare’s Polonius gave his son, Laertes, “This above all; to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as night the day, that thou canst not then be false to any man.� Whether we are extroverts or introverts; gregarious of lovers of solitude; a mathematician or an artist – to thine own self be true. Or as St. Francis de Sales proclaimed: “Be yourself! But be your best self.� Each of us is a mystery. We’re meant to be something unprecedented, not clones of someone else. One of the hallmarks of Carl Jung’s psychology is individuation (misunderstood at times as individuality, or a focused self-cen-

teredness.) Individuation can be defined as becoming what we have it in us to become. It means becoming our Creator’s image of us. There would be no such thing as individuation if there were not roadblocks, obstacles and detours on the path of our life. Then we would not need to deal with them in our own way and by our own choices. Just as there would be no path we made if there were no wilderness and undergrowth. The path toward our goal is an inner path. The singularity of our paths is part of what makes finding it and staying on it so difficult. In “Liberating the Heart,� Lawrence Jaffe writes: “Nothing is so important as to carry your own cross, says Christ. That means the same as finding and following the path of individuation which has

through and through.� Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community press.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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March 24, 2010

Life

What to do with your basket of eggs that is too easy but looks like you went to a lot of trouble making it. My kind of recipe!

Rita Heikenfeld Quiche Rita’s kitchen

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This is a master recipe, so do with it as you like.

Any kind of cooked meat works well. Or none. I made mine with 1⁄2 pound cooked sausage and chives. I layered the add-ins before pouring in the egg mixture, as it was easier to divide evenly. Recipe doubles or triples well. Don’t omit the baking powder. It gives just the right amount of lift. Yield will depend upon size of muffin tins.

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It’s not official, but on my little patch of heaven, spring is here. That means pruning berry canes, raking leaves and debris from the asparagus patch, and readying the gardens for planting. It also means planning Easter brunch. I’ve been experimenting with different kinds of egg casseroles, since that’s usually the basis of our brunch. Today I’m sharing one

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Master recipe:

5 large or extra large eggs 1 ⁄2 cup milk 1 ⁄2 teaspoon baking powder Salt and pepper 11⁄2 cups to 2 cups shredded cheese Good add-ins: 1⁄2 pound cooked sausage or bacon, crumbled, handful of chopped chives, frozen spinach, thawed and drained well, sautéed onions, leeks, mushrooms, etc. Preheat oven to 350. Beat eggs, milk, baking powder, salt and pepper together. Spray a 6- or 8-cup muffin tin really well, since the egg mixture tends to stick. Divide cheese among muffin tins along with other add-ins before pouring base mixture on. Check after baking 20 minutes. Toothpick inserted in center should come out clean, but don’t overbake. Can be baked up to a day ahead and microwaved gently to rewarm, or in 350 degree oven, covered, until hot throughout. Tip from Rita’s kitchen: Check baking powder for leavening power. Pour a teaspoon into 1⁄2 cup warm water. It should fizz right away if it’s fresh. Write date when you open can on the lid. It’s good for about one year if kept away from heat and light.

COURTESY RITA HEIKENFELD

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Naturally colored Easter eggs

I have my mom, Mary Nader, to thank for making us such “green” advocates. She colored our eggs with onion skins. When we were kids, we liked commercially colored eggs better, but as I grew older, I came to appreciate just what the onion skin eggs meant. More than just coloring, they were a way of telling a story and passing history on to the next generation. I do the same with the little ones today, and have expanded that to include more natural dyes. Here’s how I do it: In a saucepan, place as many papery outer skins of yellow and/or red onions that you have. Cover with an inch of water. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook until onion skins have colored the water, about 10 minutes. Use this same method for red cabbage (just chunk it up), beets, greens, etc. Even used coffee grounds can be used. Strain and add a table-

spoon or so of clear vinegar to set the dye. Put boiled eggs in. Depending upon how long they sit in the dye, the eggs made with yellow onion skins will be pale yellow to dark amber. Red onion skins produce eggs that are brick/brown red. Red cabbage is the winner: it makes beautiful teal blue eggs! Turmeric makes the eggs more brilliantly yellow than the marigolds my dad, Charlie Nader, used to plant in front of the porch on the tiny front lawn. Turmeric colored eggs require a different method: Stir 3 tablespoons or so of turmeric in 11⁄2 cups water in saucepan. Bring to boil. Remove, let cool but don’t strain. Add a tablespoon or so of vinegar. Place boiled eggs in dye, stirring to coat. When you remove the eggs, gently wipe off turmeric with soft cloth or run them very quickly under running water.

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Kroger’s chicken salad: Kroger shared their recipe, which was at the top of the list of requests by you. It’s a quantity recipe so I have to tweak it for the home cook. I’ll work on that as soon as I can. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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March 24, 2010

RELIGION Children’s Church, during the 10:45 a.m. hour, will be using the new curriculum “Hands-on-Bible MAX.” Each week, the children will use the Bible, love the Bible and live the Bible. Children’s Sunday School is available at 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Services are 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. The church is at 7388 East Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

Connections Christian Church

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

Epiphany United Methodist Church

Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Easter Sunday services at Epiphany United Methodist church will be Sunday, April 4. There will be three services Easter morning: 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. will be traditional services with the contemporary service at 9 a.m. Professional childcare will be available at all services. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

Forest Dale Church of Christ

Through April 11, Forest Dale Church of Christ Senior Minister Jay Russell will embark upon a six-week investigation of some of the seemingly “backwards��� sayings of Jesus. Russell will speak at both the 9 a.m. Classic Worship Service and the 11:15 a.m. Morning Worship Service each Sunday. The accompanying Small Group Series will be available at various locations, days and times throughout the week. Topics will include: March 28, “To Be Rich Become Poor;” April 4, “To Rest Take On Burdens;” and April 11, “To Win Give Up.” More information is available on the church’s MySpace profile at www.myspace.com/fdccgrapevine or at the church office 825-7171. The church will host a “Prophecy to Pardon” Good Friday Service at 7 p.m. Friday, April 2. “Prophecy to Pardon” will use music to illustrate the link between the Old Testament prophecies and the death and resurrection of Jesus. Along with a blend of familiar songs and new music, the service will provide

Kenwood Fellowship Church

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

About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to loveland@communitypress.co m, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Loveland Herald, Attention: Teasha O’Connell, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140.

Loveland Presbyterian Church

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

Loveland United Methodist

opportunities for those who attend to get out of their seats and participate in the worship experience. The church will host its annual free Community Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 3. Crafts, refreshments, and of course lots of candy-filled eggs will be provided. Children should bring a basket or container to use when hunting for eggs. Questions may be directed to Youth Minister Josh Garrett at the church office 825-7171. More information and photos from past years’ Egg Hunts are available at www.myspace.com/fdccgrapevine. The church will host Resurrection Sunday worship services Sunday, April 4. The day will begin with Devotions at 9 a.m. followed by a Potluck Breakfast at 9:15 a.m. Bible study classes for all ages will meet at 10 a.m. A special Resurrection Worship Service will meet at 11 a.m., where Senior Minister Jay Russell will continue his “It’s Backwards!” series with a sermon called, “To Rest Take on Burdens.” Life Line Screenings will be at the church Thursday, April 8. It will offer ultrasound screenings for stroke/carotid artery, atrial fibrillation, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease and osteoporosis. Registration is required and is available by calling 800-324-1851. There is a fee for the screenings. More information is available from LifeLine Screening at www.LifeLineScreening.com. The church will host pianist Jon Sanford for a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 11. Sanford is a student at Cincinnati Christian University. The church is at 604 West Kemper Road, Springdale; 825-7171, www.myspace.com/fdccgrapevine.

Wednesday afternoons during Lent, The Dittos Bible study members are offering a community outreach: A Prayer Drive Thru. Persons “Pulling in For Prayer” will be greeted by a prayer team (two persons) who will pray for them. Guests will also receive a prayer bookmark and a copy of the New Testament. A hospitality station will be set up as well, offering free beverages and snacks and information on Loveland UMC. For more information, call 683-1738 or visit www.lovelandumc.org. The new service times are 8:30 to 9:20 a.m. for the Traditional Service, 9:40 to 10:40 a.m. for the Contemporary Service and Sunday School and 11 a.m. to noon for the Blended Service and Sunday School. Join the United Methodist Women from 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. the first Thursday morning of each month for UMW, a time of fellowship, devotion and ministry at LUMC. The purpose of the UMW is “to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative,

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The church is hosting the annual Fish Fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays during Lent: March 26. Choose grilled salmon, fish or shrimp dinners with two sides. Also available: Fish sandwiches, cheese pizza whole or by the slice, and gourmet salad. Drive-through or dine-in. Visit www.stcolumban.org. The church is at 894 Oakland Road, Loveland; 683-0105.

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

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ST. PATRICK’S-LEBANON 232 E. Main St (corner of East & Main) Rev. Jacqueline E. Matisse, Pastor

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The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Divine Providence Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The church is located at 9035 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 489-9572.

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Villages and JoAnne Abel. Event proceeds benefit programs of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. The Cincinnati Symphony Club was established 87 years ago to support Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra programs to collaborate with other Greater Cincinnati music organizations, and to promote music in our community. Marjorie Valvano of Kenwood is chairing the 2010 April Affair, alongside cochairs Evi McCord of Mount Adams and Mary Dean Schaumloffel of Western Hills. Committee members include Mary Jo Barnett of Western Hills, Rosalee Campbell of Loveland, Barbara Carrelli of Western Hills, Charlotte Deupree of Fort Wright, Ky., Connie Dreyfoos of Hyde Park, Helle Banner Hoermann of Clifton, Jackie Lett of Anderson Township, Jan McConville of Hyde Park, Rosemary Schlachter of Western Hills, Joyce Thieman (Cincinnati Symphony Club president) of Liberty Hill and Ilse van der Bent of Greenhills.

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The Cincinnati Symphony Club will present their annual April Affair fashion show Thursday, April 8, at the Kenwood Country Club. This year’s theme will focus on “Designer Fashions on a Dime” and will feature fashions available at the Snooty Fox. Donna Speigel, owner of the Snooty Fox, will provide commentary for the fashion show. The 2010 event will celebrate longtime Cincinnati Symphony Club member, Charlotte Deupree. Deupree, a prominent professional model, has volunteered each year for the April Affair, organizing models for the many stores whose fashions have been showcased throughout the years. Tickets are $45 for the lunch and fashion show. The social hour, beginning at 10 a.m., proceeding the noon luncheon and fashion show, will include a shopping boutique featuring jewelry from the Silver Lady and Mary Nippert Jewelers; handmade, one-of-a-kind plush toys from Abbydid, crafts from Ten Thousand

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supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.” The church is at 10975 S. Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-1738.

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MADEIRA SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Mason United Methodist Church 6315 S. Mason-Montgomery Rd. (near Tylersville Rd. intersection) 513-398-4741 8:30 & 11:00 AM Traditional Worship 9:45 AM Contemporary Worship 1:30 PM Esperanza Viva, Hispanic Worship 9:40 & 11:00 AM Sunday School Childcare available www.masonumc.org

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Loveland band sends water to Haiti A local rock band, Water to Wells, and local bottled water company, WorldLife Water, have joined forces to deliver water to the earthquake-ravaged nation of Haiti. All members of the band live in Loveland. When Kris Kalnow, founder of WorldLife Water, learned about the magnitude of January’s Haitian earthquake, she knew that she had to help. She had 10,000 bottles of water sitting in her warehouse, and shipped them off to Haiti, with the help of Vogt Warehouse and Matthew 25: Ministries. But Kalnow felt she needed to do more. Dave Blumberg, lead singer of

Water to Wells who was already writing a song about the tragedy, saw the stories on Kalnow’s efforts in the local media, and felt compelled to contact Kalnow to see how they could collaborate on the Haitian relief efforts. Helping third-world countries was nothing new to his band, as the band had previously done so in their work as a ministry group of the Loveland United Methodist Church. Said Blumberg, “We were inspired by what Kalnow was doing, and it hit us that we are a perfect fit to team-up and make a bigger impact on those living without food or water in Haiti. The end result was an original song

entitled “Haiti Can’t Wait.” Blumberg added, “As I watched continued footage of the quake’s tragic toll, the song basically wrote itself. ‘Haiti can’t wait,’ because ‘the pain and suffering is much too great.’” Beginning Feb. 26, the song became available on the band’s Web site. “We ask that the media offer the Web site link to their viewers or listeners. One hundred percent of the net monies received from these downloads will go directly to WorldLife Water, to ensure that the flow of water to the island nation does not dry up,” Blumberg said.

Said Kalnow, “We will be providing the water at our cost, assuring that the monies received allow us to ship the largest quantities possible. “It is important to note that WorldLife Water comes in a truly biodegradable bottle, which will help to reduce pollution in both land and ocean environments on the island of Haiti. They are the only PET bottles that will completely degrade in an aerobic (compost) in just three months or anaerobic (landfill) in six months. Additionally, our bottles do not contain Bishphenol A (BPA), which has shown to be harmful to children in recent studies. Our

company is committed to protecting our people, habitats and wildlife, and we will do so in Haiti.” Kalnow added, “Our initial goal from this relief effort is to ship another 10,000 bottles of water to Haiti. We invite Greater Cincinnati to help us reach that number, and hopefully surpass it!” For more information on Water to Wells, WorldLife Water, and their Haitian relief efforts, visit www.watertowells.org or www.drinkworldlife.com.

Enquirer Media theater critic to speak March 28

LEGAL NOTICE The personal property listed below will be sold at public sale to satisfy self storage liens. The items are claimed by and the sales will be held at Infinite Self Storage of Loveland, 10686 Loveland Madeira Rd., Loveland, Ohio 45140 on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 12:00 noon. Cash only. Unit # A419 – Lisa Allen, 6745 Oakbark Drive, Loveland, OH 45140 (Television in wall unit, picture in frame, utility shelf, assorted cartons); Unit # D641 – Ralph Dixon, 17282 West Morning Glory Street, Goodyear, AZ 85338 (Mattress and box spring, exercise bench, plant in pot, assorted cartons, assorted plastic tubs; Unit # D642 – Ralph Dixon, 17282 West Morning Glory Street, Goodyear, AZ 85338 (Sofa, table, wrought iron chairs, silk plant, oriental rug, wall unit, assorted cartons). 1030444/1542502 PUBLIC HEARING SYMMES TOWN SHIP BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Symmes Township Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday, April 5, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of hearing an Appeal (#2010-05) filed by appellant, Abercrombie & Associates, Inc., 3377 Compton Road, Suite 120, Cinti, OH 45251, from Notice of Refusal for a zoning certificate for the construction of outdoor sand volleyball courts with less front yard setback than required, including outdoor lighting exceeding the maximum height permitted for the property located at 10750 Loveland Maderia Road. This hearing will be held at Township Safety Center, 8871 Weekly Lane. Plans are on file and open for public inspection at the Township Admin. Bldg., 9323 Union Cemetery Road. Gerald L. Beckman Township Zoning Inspector 1545246

LEGAL NOTICE The Loveland City Schools Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting for Executive Session only for the purpose of considering the employment of a public employee or official on the following dates. April 6th at 7:00 p.m., April 13th at 7:00 p.m., April 17th at 2:30 p.m., and April 22nd at 7:00 p.m. The meetings will be held in the Board of Education Office. 6393 LEGAL NOTICE The following storage units from Stronghold of Blue Ash will be sold at public auction by Don Bates Auctioneers at 6963 East Kemper Road, Cincinnati Ohio 45249 on Tuesday, March 30, 2009 starting at 11:30 A.M. and will continue until all units are sold. The unit numbers, names and last known addresses are as follows: Unit B22, Randolph Soloman, 2720 Orchard Run Road, West Carrolton, Ohio 45449 and Unit E43U, Gary Stecz, 4042 Lytle Wood Place, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227

PUBLIC HEARING SYMMES TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Symmes Township Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday, April 5, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of hearing an Appeal (#2010-06) filed by appellant, Richard Glazer, Esq., 8180 Corporate Park Drive, Suite #300, Cincinnati, OH 45242, from Notice of Refusal for a zoning certificate for the approval of a single family structure located on a residential lot that has been reduced below the required lot area of the district for the property located at 8696 Twilight Tear Lane. This hearing will be held at Township Safety Center, 8871 Weekly Lane. Plans are on file and open for public inspection at the Township Admin. Bldg., 9323 Union Cemetery Road. Gerald L. Beckman TownTo place your BINGO ad ship Zoning Inspector call 513.242.4000 1001545252

cusses “Theater, Media, Playwriting, and anything else you want to know.” Demaline started her career in Cleveland, reviewing theater, film, dance and opera. Before coming to Cincinnati she spent several years in upstate New York as entertainment editor (and primary theater critic) for the Albany Time-Union. She has been theater critic and arts reporter at the Enquirer since 1994. She has won numerous awards for arts criticism and arts reporting in a 30-year career The event is free. Bring an appetizer and beverage to share. Registration is required. Call 861-0004 or e-mail kivi1@cinci.rr.com.

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Tenderfoot girls from American Heritage Girls Troop OH0323 of Milford and Loveland visited Channel 9 television studios to learn more about how a news station works. They learned how much time and effort goes into producing each newscast, and were given a tour by Channel 9’s meteorologist Cyndee O’Quinn. While there, they were able to see how the green screen works when giving a weather report, and were invited to stay in the audience to watch the broadcast of the noon news. From left: front row, Allie Leytze, Charissa Wilson, Megan Todys and Kaitlyn Seals; back row, Lizzie Leggett, Emily Loughner, Molly Lipp, Cyndee O’Quinn, Madison Chitwood, Natalie Kunes, Jenell Walton, Rebecca Kemper, Kayleigh Shay and Emma Glover.

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Scout soars to Eagle rank

Jerry Vineyard from Boy Scout Troop 635 (Epiphany United Methodist Church, Loveland) recently earned his Eagle Scout Award. Vineyard’s project involved leading, planning and executing the construction of three memorial benches placed at the local VFW/American Legion halls honoring and thanking our veterans for their dedication to our country. Vineyard completed his Eagle Scout Board of Review in November, and the troop held a Eagle Scout Court of Honor at the New Scout Achievement Center in Cincinnati. Rob Weisgerber, mayor of Loveland (left) attended the ceremony and bestowed accolades and praise for Vineyard’s (right) Eagle Scout accomplishment.

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REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS LOVELAND (HAMILTON CO.)

1614 Loveland Ave.: Fannie Mae to Misyukovets Konstantin; $77,500. 1707 Falcon Lane: Bannister Allan L. & Bonnie to Rahe Robert Nicholas; $190,000.

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11033 Montgomery Road: Hageman Pontiac Co to Itis Group LLC The; $1,236,700. 11270 Terwilligers Valley Lane: Green Judith Coplan Tr to Furey Dennis F.; $525,000. 11815 Vaukvalley Lane: Hughes Kathryn & Philip to Maclachlan Diane Tr; $120,000. 12011 Carrington Lane: Ononye Aloysius I. & Gloria C. to Klochan Maria; $75,500. 9986 Walnutridge Court: Mcdonald Robert H. & Shirley G. to Orr James P. IV; $290,000. Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley.

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Clermont County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Clermont County Auditor Linda L. Fraley. Hamilton County real estate transfer information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Federal Savings & Loan Assoc. to Lynn & Sherry Bueckman, 0.5260 acre, $118,000. 5950 Castlewood Crossing, Daniel & Beverly Teeter to Charles & Mary Keen, $189,700. 787 Cedar Drive, Carol & Steven Lewis, trustees to David & Jane Nowiski, 0.7170 acre, $475,000. 1109 Center Street, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Stephanie Granitz, 1.0710 acre, $87,500. 1004 Duckhorn, Greycliff Dev. LLC. to

NVR Inc., 0.3160 acre, $45,000. 5556 Falling Wood, Greycliff Dev. LLC. to NVR Inc., 0.9449 acre, $45,000. 1129 Glen Echo Lane, Matthew & Tracy Leliaert to Gholam & Mahvash Mostajabi, $239,000. 1106 Hayward Circle, White Farm Dev. LLC. to NVR Inc., 0.2938 acre, $28,000. 6349 Ironwood Drive, Lori Griffith to Union Savings Bank, $140,000. 959 Long Lane, Federal National Mortgage Assoc. to Meagan Bernett & Patricia Varndell, 0.3910 acre, $250,000. 5516 Mallard Point Court, NVR Inc. to Dale & Melanie Brindise, 0.2938 acre, $181,775. 1013 Marcie Lane, Aliaksandr Misiukavets, et al. to Joshua & Anita Montgomery, $159,500. 6592 Miami Trails Drive, Karen Bottorff to Dana & Hugh Garvin III, 0.4600 acre, $255,900. 5315 Oakcrest Court, NVR Inc. to LAN LIU, trustee, 0.5633 acre, $243,475. 1696 Ohio 131, Catherine Feighery, et al. to Huntington National Bank, 0.7100 acre, $86,667. 940 Paul Vista Drive, Ann Elizabeth Novak to Susan Guzior, $261,500. 6653 Paxton Guinea Road, Terry & Patricia Jacobs to Benjamin & Abi-

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March 24, 2010

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Valentine royalty

Loveland Health Care selected Ishmael Gayheart and Annie Gayheart as Valentine king and queen for 2010. They were elected by the residents of Loveland Health Care, where they are both residents. The Gayhearts just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary in January. They are with Loveland Valentine Lady Bonnie Larson.

Planet Snoopy opens at park Kings Island has a new attraction in 2010 – Planet Snoopy. The all-new Planet Snoopy boasts an elaborate collection of Peanutsthemed rides and attractions for every age, including more kids’ roller coasters (four) than any other amusement park in the world. Planet Snoopy will also feature a live stage show, “Charlie Brown’s Hoedown,” and daily meetand-greet opportunities with

Peanuts characters such as Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and Snoopy. “Peanuts are an international icon,” Kings Island’s Vice President and General Manager Greg Scheid said. Kings Island opens for weekend operation April 17 (the park is closed to the public April 18). Daily operation begins May 21. Discount tickets and season passes can be purchased online at www.visitkingsisland.com.

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Miami Township resident Vanda Gregory, president of Delta Chi Chapter (Clermont County) of Delta Kappa Gamma International, along with officers and committee chairs, recently reported to the state and international organization of the work of the local chapter. The organization is a professional honor society for women educators with more than 115,000 members in 17 member countries around the world. Members provided supplies for The House of Peace. A $500 grant-in-aid is available annually to a Clermont County college woman who has completed two years and is planning to continue in the field of education. Support for a Haiti mission was obtained through a raffle and contributions from individual members. Since the report, members became aware of the need to improve the lives of Afghanistan children through education. A contribution, obtained through a silent auction, was sent to the Central Asia Institute for this purpose. Two major events the past two years were the Alpha Delta State Conven-

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editor of “Delta Chi Dateline, of Felicity;” and Cris Voss, immediate past president, of Batavia Township. Members plan to attend the Alpha Delta State Convention in Dublin, Ohio.

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