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DEERFIELD DIGEST

News and information about Deerfield Township

Mason Matters Keeping Mason residents in the know

Mason, Ohio: rated 24th BEST PLACE TO LIVE by Money magazine 2011

It’s “Snow” Fun at Home on Snow Days! LOOK INSIDE FOR:

Infant Water Safety Little Feet updated programming School’s Closed Camps Empowered to Lose BIG Challenge

Premier Registration Begins November 16 See page 2 for registration details!

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contents ON THE COVER Infant Water Safety ........................... 4 Little Feet .......................................... 6 School’s Closed Camps ....................... 7 Empowered to Lose BIG Challenge ... 13

INFANTS & TODDLERS SWIM ACADEMY Lessons.............................................. 4 ENRICHMENT Music................................................. 9 SPORTS Gymnastics ...................................... 17

PRESCHOOL (3-4 years) SWIM ACADEMY Lessons.............................................. 4 CAMPS Little Feet .......................................... 6 Parents’ Night Out ............................. 7 ENRICHMENT Drawing ............................................ 8 Music................................................. 9 FITNESS/HEALTH Little Tyke Fit Time ........................... 12 SPORTS Basketball ....................................... 16 Gymnastics ...................................... 17

YOUTH (5-12 years) SWIM ACADEMY Lessons.............................................. 4

CAMPS Parents’ Night Out ............................. 7 School Closure ................................... 7 ENRICHMENT Clay ................................................... 7 Drawing ............................................ 8 Drama ............................................... 9 FITNESS/HEALTH Youth Strength & Agility.................. 12 SPORTS Gymnastics ...................................... 17 Martial Arts ..................................... 18

TEEN (13-17 years) SWIM ACADEMY Lessons.............................................. 4 FITNESS/HEALTH Assessments & Screenings .............. 11 Nutrition ......................................... 12 Fitness Programs ............................. 12 SPORTS Gymnastics ...................................... 17 Martial Arts ..................................... 18 Track................................................ 18

FITNESS/HEALTH Assessments & Screenings .............. 11 Nutrition ......................................... 12 Fitness Programs ............................. 12 Drop-In Group Exercise .................... 14 Personal Training ............................. 15 SPORTS Martial Arts ..................................... 18 Track................................................ 18

FAMILY SPECIAL EVENTS New Resident Coffee ......................... 3 I-Fit Inclusive Programming .............. 3 FITNESS/HEALTH Live Well in Mason........................... 11 SPORTS Martial Arts ..................................... 18 Track................................................ 18

ADULT (18+ years) SWIM ACADEMY Private Lessons .................................. 5 Masters Swimming ........................... 6 ENRICHMENT Personal Development ...................... 9 Technology ...................................... 10

registration

ALL PROGRAMS EXCEPT SWIM LESSONS Premier Registration: (Community Center Premier members only) begins November 16, 8 a.m. Walk-in, online, or by phone.

Open Registration: November 19, 8 a.m. Walk-in, online, or by phone Location: Mason Community Center www.imaginemason.org • 513.229.8555

Indoor Swim Lesson Registration Premier: December 7 Open: December 10 Closes: December 31 New to Community Center programs? Please obtain your username and password from the front desk before registering online.

Holiday Hours Christmas Eve Christmas Day New Year’s Eve New Year’s Day

5 a.m. - 5 p.m. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.* 5 a.m. – 5 p.m. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

*Limited facility access. The fitness center, gymnasium, track, and locker rooms will be open. All other areas of the facility will be closed. See page 14 for the holiday drop-in group exercise schedule.

The programs and events in CenterPoint are brought to you by the City of Mason, which operates the Mason Community Center. Mason Community Center 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road Mason, Ohio 45040 p 513.229.8555 f 513.229.8556 Recreation programs and facilities presented by the City of Mason are open to all citizens regardless of race, gender, color, religion, nationality, or disability, including those who live outside of Mason and those who do not have a community center membership. Program fees are set by membership and residency. City of Mason is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to supporting the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact us if you require special accommodations.

Bad weather?

Call the weather hotline to check the status of your activity Programs: option 5 Field rainouts: option 6 513.229.8502 Swim team: option 7 ON THE COVER: Photo by Helen Vassiliou, submitted for the calendar photo contest. Entries for the 2014 calendar contest may be submitted from now through May 15, 2013. See www.imaginemason.org/residents/calendar-photo-contest for details.


Inclement Weather Policy In case of inclement weather, programs at Mason Community Center follow the Mason City School District. If Mason schools are cancelled due to weather, all daytime programming at Mason Community Center, including group exercise classes and swim lessons, are cancelled until late afternoon. At that time, a determination will be made for further cancellations based on road conditions and forecasts. No programs will be delayed or cancelled if Mason schools are on delay. A weather hotline is available at 513.229.8502, option 5, for center closures and cancellations. On weekdays, after the initial cancellation, the hotline is updated by 3 p.m. and as frequently as needed if conditions worsen for evening programs. On weekends, the hotline is updated as needed. Most programs that are cancelled due to weather will be offered a makeup class on the same day of the week and time at the end of the session. If a makeup class is not possible, a refund will be offered. Mason Community Center staff will inform participants by phone or e-mail of their scheduled makeup class. Mason Community Center will not close due to inclement weather unless absolutely necessary, though some services may be limited depending on available staff during bad weather.

SPECIAL EVENTS

I-Fit! - Inclusion: Find it Today!

New Resident Coffee Meeting Room

Mason Community Center is committed to offering programs that are specifically created for individuals with special needs to participate together with those without special needs. The I-FIT icon displayed next to a program identifies it as an inclusive recreation program. Inclusive recreation programs at Mason Community Center will feature enrichment or sports-themed activities encouraging individuals of all skill levels to participate.

New to the area? Meet other new residents and learn more about the area at the monthly new resident coffee. Residents who recently moved to the City of Mason or the Mason City School District are invited. The coffee is hosted by Community Basket and is sponsored by the City of Mason and the Northeast Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce. Refreshments will be provided and tours of Mason Community Center will be included. Those in attendance will also receive a one-day family pass to Mason Community Center. Children are welcome. Day W W

Date 12/5 1/2

Time 10:30-11:30A 10:30-11:30A

Age All All

Fee Free Free

Special Olympics Basketball Gymnasium Beginning January 11, Mason Community Center will host Special Olympics Basketball every Friday night. Everyone is invited to come out on opening night to cheer on the players! Snacks will be provided by Mason Community Center. Hope to see you there! Day F

Date 1/11

Time 6:00-8:00P

Age All

Inclusive: Yoga Mix Studio B Your child will fit in while getting fit in an inclusive Yoga class with Pooja, certified group fitness instructor. Class mixes dynamic and gentle postures in a flowing sequence. All levels welcome. As part of our i-Fit programming, children of any ability are welcome to participate. Day Date Sa 12/8

Time 12:30-1:15P

Age 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 12/1 $6 /$8 /$10 /$12 161300-01

Inclusive: Water Fit Leisure Pool Your child will fit in while getting fit in an inclusive Water Fit class with Michelle C., certified water fitness instructor. Class features cardio and choreographed movements using hand buoys. All levels welcome. As part of our i-Fit programming, children of any ability are welcome to participate. Day Date Sa 1/12

To register, see page 2.

Time 1:00-1:45P

Age 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 1/5 $6 /$8 /$10 /$12 161301-01

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Level 1 w/Parent Leisure Pool

powered by Mason Community Center is proud to feature the Mason Swim Academy, presenting learn-to-swim instruction based on a proven lesson program developed by SwimAmerica™. Students will be taught by certified coaches as they progress through ten stations of competency. The SwimAmerica format was developed by experienced Olympic coaches and is offered in cooperation with the Mason Manta Rays swim team, one of the top swim teams of its size in the country. Let the team’s experience help you or your child become a competent swimmer even if you do not expect to swim competitively. Group swim lessons are for children 3 to 17 years old. Adults interested in swim lessons are invited to register for private or semi-private swim lessons. All lessons are held in the Leisure Pool unless otherwise noted.

Volunteer to be a Coach Part of the success of the Mason Swim Academy is due to many men and women who volunteer to coach or assistant coach. If you have past experience swimming, coaching, or teaching and are interested in volunteering for the Mason Swim Academy, please contact our Site Supervisors at 513.229.8555.

Infant Water Safety Leisure Pool The goal of this private, one-on-one lesson is to promote a positive response to the water environment and teach your 6- to 24-month old baby to float on his or her back and get a breath of air. The emphasis is on water adaptation and training the child to react in a constructive manner should they find themselves in water accidentally. Class is conducted with child and coach.

Prerequisite: Three years old. Some children need a little extra reassurance when first introduced to swim lessons. This parent/child class will do just that. Working with the coach, you will assist your child in learning the Swim Academy Level 1 skills. With your help, your child will learn to put his or her face in the water, blow bubbles, and float on front and back. Class is geared toward slowly acclimating your child to the aquatic environment without parental assistance. Please come prepared to accompany your child in the water. Activity number: 152320 Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR): $46 /$55 /$69 /$83

Level 1 Leisure Pool

Prerequisite: Three years old and comfortable in the group class setting without a parent. Working with the coach, your child will learn to put his or her face in the water, blow bubbles, and float on front and back. Students will advance to the next level when they can do ten relaxed bobs. To participate in this class, your child must be comfortable in the group class setting without a parent. If you register and the first class is difficult for your child, we will transfer your enrollment to a Mason Swim Academy Level 1 w/ Parent class. Activity number: 152321 Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR): $46 /$55 /$69 /$83

Level 2 Leisure Pool

Prerequisite: Have a Mason Swim Academy Level 1 certificate or have the ability to do ten relaxed bobs while blowing bubbles with the mouth and nose. Your child will learn to glide on front and back in a streamline position. Students will advance when they can push off the wall and glide on their front and back for five seconds in a streamline position. Activity number: 152322 Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR): $46 /$55 /$69 /$83

Level 3 Leisure Pool

PLEASE NOTE: Completion of this class does not mean your child is water-safe. Adult supervision is still required whenever you child is around water. Completing this class may, however, provide you with some extra moments should an accident occur.

Prerequisite: Have a Mason Swim Academy Level 2 certificate or have the ability to do 10 relaxed bobs and push off the wall and glide on front and back for five seconds in a streamline position. Your child will be introduced to streamline kicking on front and back. Students will advance when they can streamline kick on their front and back for 15 feet.

Activity number: 152313 Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR): $90 /$106 /$131 /$156

Activity number: 152323 Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR): $46 /$55 /$69 /$83

Swim Tots

Level 4 Leisure Pool

Leisure Pool In this parent-assisted class, your 6- to 23-month old child will become acclimated to the aquatic environment. Children in diapers must wear swim diapers or securely fitted pants. Please come prepared to accompany your child in the water. Activity number: 152311 Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR): $46 /$55 /$69 /$83

Activity number: 152324 Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR): $46 /$55 /$69 /$83

Swim Toddlers Leisure Pool In this parent-assisted class, your 24- to 36-month old toddler will become acclimated to the aquatic environment. Children in diapers must wear swim diapers or securely fitted pants. Please come prepared to accompany your child in the water. Activity number: 152312 Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR): $46 /$55 /$69 /$83

Prerequisite: Have a Mason Swim Academy Level 3 certificate or have the ability to do ten relaxed bobs, push off the wall and glide on front and back for five seconds, and streamline kick on front and back for 15 feet. Your child will begin side gliding and working on the front crawl stroke. Students will advance when they can side glide for 20 feet and front crawl with side breathing for 20 feet.

Level 5/6 Leisure Pool

Prerequisite: Have a Mason Swim Academy Level 4 certificate or be able to do ten relaxed bobs, push off the wall and glide on front and back for five seconds, streamline kick on front and back for 15 feet, side glide for 20 feet, and front crawl with side breathing for 20 feet. Your child will learn the freestyle stroke with rotary breathing and the back stroke. Students may advance to the Mason Swim Academy Stroke School when they can swim 25 yards of proper freestyle with rotary breathing and 25 yards of backstroke with ease. Activity number: 152325 Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR): $46 /$55 /$69 /$83

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To register, you will need an activity number and section number. Activity numbers are assigned by the class level and are found in the class descriptions and in the activity table below. Section numbers are associated with the day and time of the class and are in the second table below. To register for Level 3 at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays, for example, you would register for 152323 and section number 14. If signing your child up for multiple sessions, we recommend you choose classes on different days. Please note that sessions are 6 weeks long. Program Infant Water Safety Swim Tots Swim Toddlers Level 1 w/Parent Level 1

Abbreviation IWS Tots Todd L1+ L1

Activity Number 152313 152311 152312 152320 152321

Day Date Time M 1/7-2/11 9:30-10:00A M 1/7-2/11 10:00-10:30A M 1/7-2/11 10:30-11:00A M 1/7-2/11 5:00-5:30P M 1/7-2/11 5:30-6:00P M 1/7-2/11 6:00-6:30P Tu 1/8-2/12 12:45-1:15P Tu 1/8-2/12 1:15-1:45P Tu 1/8-2/12 1:45-2:15P Tu 1/8-2/12 5:30-6:00P Tu 1/8-2/12 6:00-6:30P Tu 1/8-2/12 6:30-7:00P W 1/9-2/13 9:30-10:00A W 1/9-2/13 10:00-10:30A W 1/9-2/13 10:30-11:00A W 1/9-2/13 5:00-5:30P W 1/9-2/13 5:30-6:00P W 1/9-2/13 6:00-6:30P Th 1/10-2/14 12:45-1:15P Th 1/10-2/14 1:15-1:45P Th 1/10-2/14 1:45-2:15P Th 1/10-2/14 5:30-6:00P Th 1/10-2/14 6:00-6:30P Th 1/10-2/14 6:30-7:00P Sa 1/12-2/16 9:00-9:30A Sa 1/12-2/16 9:30-10:00A Sa 1/12-2/16 10:00-10:30A Sa 1/12-2/16 10:30-11:00A Sa 1/12-2/16 11:00-11:30A Registration closes December 31, 2012.

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Private and SemiPrivate Swim Lessons We offer lessons for all ages, from preschool to seniors!

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Whether you’re looking for comfort in the water, improved stroke technique and water skills, added endurance for lap swimming, to become a Master’s swimmer, a supplement to Mason Swim Academy lessons, or tips and techniques for triathlon training, our trained Mason Swim Academy and Manta Ray coaches will customize lessons to suit your needs. Please call a Swim Program Supervisor at 513.229.8555, extension 5510, to register. Day Age Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Semi-Private (4 session package) Various 3 & up $68 /$80 /$100 /$120 Private (4 session package) Various 3 & up $100 /$100 /$125 /$125

Adaptive Swim Lessons Adaptive Swim Lessons are a Learn-to-Swim program designed for children and adults requiring special assistance. Qualified staff will help participants enhance their swimming ability and comfort level. These lessons will be held in a private lesson format. Please call a Swim Program Supervisor at 513.229.8555, extension 5510, to register. Day Age Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 4 session package Various 3 & up $100 /$100 /$125 /$125

Stroke School

SwimFit

Leisure Pool

Leisure Pool

Prerequisite: Have a Mason Swim Academy Level 5/6 certificate or be able to complete 25 yards each of freestyle with rotary breathing and backstroke.

After completing Stroke School, swimmers can move up to SwimFit, where the focus is on building the swimmer's strength and endurance in every stroke through drills, multiple laps, and on-deck coaching. SwimFit allows swimmers to get the feeling of being on a swim team without the competition. If a swimmer desires to be on a swim team like the Manta Rays Swim Team at Mason Community Center, SwimFit will provide a smooth transition.

Stroke school is for swimmers who intend to learn advanced elements and stroke efficiency in all four stroke types. The stroke school includes the skills taught in Levels 7 and 8 of the Mason Swim Academy. Day Date M,W 1/7-2/13 Tu,Th 1/8-2/14

Time 6:30-7:15P 4:45-5:30P

To register, see page 2.

Age 3-17 3-17

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 12/31 $92 /$109 /$134 /$159 12/31 $92 /$109 /$134 /$159

Activity 152326-01 152326-02

Day Date Tu,Th 1/8-2/14

Time 4:45-5:30P

Age 3-17

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 12/31 $92 /$109 /$134 /$159

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CAMPS

SWIM TEAM

Manta Ray Masters

Little Feet Learning Center

Competition Pool Improve your overall fitness, develop better technique, train for a triathlon, swim competitively, or just enjoy the water. Competitions are optional. Swimmers ages 19 and older of all abilities are welcome. Coaches are available from 6 to 7:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Additional practice times without a coach present are available from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and from 7 to 8:30 a.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Sundays. You are not required to attend all practices. A Mason Community Center pass is NOT needed to participate in this program. Day Date Time Age Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity Tu-Th 12/4-12/27 6:00-7:30A 19 & up $10 /$25 /$38 /$45 552008-12* Tu-Th 1/3-1/31 6:00-7:30A 19 & up $10 /$25 /$38 /$45 152008-01* *You may join at any time during the month by paying the monthly fee in full. No Class 12/25

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Activity Room B Treat your child to a new environment and new activities! This half day program focuses on academic, gross motor, and social skills for children ages 3 to 4. Your child will engage in activities that reflect Ohio’s Early Learning Standards for preschoolers. Come and enjoy this preschoollike environment with a new theme each week! Swim America Swim Lessons are offered as part of this program on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Children not participating in swim lesson on these days will be checked into Kids Korner from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Please pack a lunch, drink, plenty of snacks, and an extra change of clothes for each day (just in case). Children must be potty trained to attend this camp. Camp will not be held on days when Mason City Schools are not in session. Daily Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – Table centers 9:20 a.m. – Circle time 9:35 a.m. – Bathroom break 9:45 a.m. – Language & Literacy 10:00 a.m. – Science & Games/Songs 10:15 a.m. – Snack Time 10:30 a.m. – Craft time 10:45 a.m. – Story time

11:00 a.m. – Gross Motor (Tu,Th,F) or Swim Lesson (M,W) 11:20 a.m. – Messy time 11:40 a.m. – Math time 11:55 a.m. – Writing time 12:10 p.m. – Bathroom break 12:20 p.m. – Lunch time (pack from home) 12:50 p.m. – Circle time 1:00 p.m. – Pick up

Please note: Prices listed below are per day. Website pricing will state the program is free until you select how many days per week your child will be attending. Once the number of days has been selected, your fee will be adjusted accordingly. Day Date Time Five Senses M-F 12/3-12/7 9:00A-1:00P Gingerbread People M-F 12/10-12/14 9:00A-1:00P Holidays Around the World M-F 12/17-12/21 9:00A-1:00P Snowmen M-F 1/7-1/11 9:00A-1:00P Animals in Winter M-F 1/14-1/18 9:00A-1:00P Ice and Snow M-F 1/22-1/25 9:00A-1:00P Read All About It M-F 1/28-2/1 9:00A-1:00P

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HOURS Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Age

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR)** Activity

3-4

11/26

$15/ $18/ $23/ $27

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12/3

$15/ $18/ $23/ $27

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3-4

12/10

$15/ $18/ $23/ $27

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3-4

12/31

$15/ $18/ $23/ $27

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3-4

1/7

$15/ $18/ $23/ $27

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3-4

1/14

$15/ $18/ $23/ $27

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3-4

1/21

$15/ $18/ $23/ $27

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Last day to ship in time for Christmas is December 18! (Express Mail)

MASON COMMUNITY CENTER • 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road 513.229.8555 • www.imaginemason.org

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Parents' Night Out

(Premier Members Only!) Kids Korner

OF MASON

Parents, enjoy a night out on the town while your children engage in a night full of fun at Mason Community Center. The evening will consist of themed programming and a pizza party sponsored by LaRosa's of Mason. We ask that you please pack a snack and drink for each event. The program welcomes children 3 to 12 years of age. Please note that children under 6 will participate in preschool-themed activities during swim time for children ages 6 and up. Please pack a swim suit and towel if your child will be swimming. Swim nights are December 7 and January 11. Parents' Night Out is available to Premier Members only. Please stop at the Membership Services Desk to upgrade your membership if you would like to take part in this program and the many other benefits of premier membership. We ask that each family sign up for only one Parents' Night Out per month. Day Date Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR)** Activity Inside Out Night - Be sure to wear your clothes inside out. Participants 6 years and older will enjoy swim time. F 12/7 6:00-9:30P 3-12 11/30 Free 133806-01 Winter Wonderland - Bundle up for winter bingo, create a special craft with candy canes, and watch a winter-themed movie. Please bring a pillow and blanket for the movie. F 12/21 6:00-9:30P 3-12 12/14 Free 133806-02 Stuffed Animal Night - Bring your favorite stuffed animal and cuddle it close as you watch an animal-themed movie. Participants will make a special frame for a keepsake photo of themselves with their stuffed animal. Participants 6 years and older will enjoy swim time. F 1/11 6:00-9:30P 3-12 1/4 Free 133806-03 Superhero Night - Dress as your favorite superhero or wear a T-shirt with your favorite cartoon character. Be prepared for a superhero parade through Mason Community Center with special treat stations and a superhero-themed movie. F 1/25 6:00-9:30P 3-12 1/18 Free 133806-04

Snow Days Mason Community Center Snow Days Camp takes place whenever the Mason City School District cancels classes due to inclement weather. Each snow day will feature group games, crafts, sports activities, a movie, and swimming. Please pack a full lunch, refillable water bottle, plenty of snacks, extra clothing, gym shoes, swimsuit, and towel for your child. For same day announcements, registration begins at 5:30 a.m. or when the announcement is made, whichever is later. If announced the night before, early registration is available online only. To register, call 513.229.8555 or register online at www.imaginemason.org for activity 433807. Space is limited to the first 30 registered participants. Day Mason Snow Days

Time 9:00A-5:00P

Age 6-12

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $30 /$36 /$45 /$54

Activity 433807

Bad weather?

Call the weather hotline to check the status of your activity Programs: option 5 Field rainouts: option 6 513.229.8502 Swim team: option 7

School's Out Fun Days Activity Room B On scheduled break days in the Mason City School District, Mason Community Center offers special programming. Take this opportunity for your child to meet new friends and have fun while you have the comfort of knowing where your child will be. Be prepared for an active day and make sure your child is wearing gym shoes. Please pack a lunch, multiple snacks, swimsuit, towel, and refillable water bottle.

Be sure to register early! A minimum of 15 participants must be registered by the deadline for the program to run. Schedule: 7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:45 a.m.

Early drop-off Camp begins Gym/park (weather permitting) 11:45 a.m. Lunch

Day Date Time W 12/26 7:30-5:30P Th 12/27 7:30-5:30P F 12/28 7:30-5:30P W 1/2 7:30-5:30P Th 1/3 7:30-5:30P F 1/4 7:30-5:30P M 1/21 7:30-5:30P *See next issue for more dates!

To register, see page 2.

Age 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12

12:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Deadline 12/19 12/20 12/21 12/26 12/27 12/28 1/14

Pool Movie Camp ends Extended hours for late pick-up

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $30 /$36 /$45 /$54 $30 /$36 /$45 /$54 $30 /$36 /$45 /$54 $30 /$36 /$45 /$54 $30 /$36 /$45 /$54 $30 /$36 /$45 /$54 $30 /$36 /$45 /$54

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ENRICHMENT ARTS & CRAFTS

Holiday Clay Workshop Activity Room B Have fun making holiday gifts for your friends and family. You will have your choice of a clay gingerbread house or train, ornaments, and other holiday gifts. Sculptures will be ready for pickup five days after the last class, just in time for gift giving! Day Tu

Date Time 11/27-12/4 5:00-6:30P

Age 6-10

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 11/23 $36 /$43 /$54 /$65 131108-01

Clay for Kids Activity Room B Have fun turning a lump of clay into an animal figure. Explore handbuilding techniques using the coil, slab, pinch, and hollow body methods along with the basics of shaping and joining. Then learn how to apply textures like elephant skin, fish scales, and fur before applying glazes to your clay creations. Each session will have an animal theme perfect for the beginner to more advanced student. All supplies, tools, clay and glazes are included. The clay sculptures will be kiln fired and ready to pick up seven days after the last class. Day Tu

Date 1/8-1/29

Time 5:00-6:00P

Age 6-10

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 1/1 $47 /$56 /$70 /$84 131100-01

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Young Rembrandts® Drawing Classes

Elementary Drawing

Activity Room B Drawing is the fundamental skill of the visual arts and can give children an academic advantage in the classroom. Young Rembrandts focuses on teaching children to draw using demonstration and a structured stepby-step process. This method of directed drawing gives young students instruction on how to draw increasingly complex images at a crucial time in their development. Through the process of weekly instruction, students are exposed to a wide variety of subject matter, artistic concepts, art history, and mastery of their materials.

Pre-School Drawing Young Rembrandts® pre-school program is designed with the youngest learners in mind. Subjects that youngsters are familiar with, such as animals and toys, are used along with their favorite learning tools— pictures, stories, touching, and doing—to enhance social and conflict resolution skills while improving listening, fine motor skills, and staying on task. You’ll be amazed at what they create! Day M W

Date 1/7-2/11 1/9-2/13

Time 5:00-5:45P 6:00-6:45P

Age 4-6 4-6

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 12/31 $68 /$80 /$100 /$120 131200-01 1/2 $68 /$80 /$100 /$120 131200-02

Give your school-ager the tools needed to succeed as an artist. Young Rembrandts® programs work because they’re hands-on, visual, and just plain fun. Add innovative guided instruction, topics that kids love and relate to, and instructors who know how to reach this group, and you’ve got a “Young Rembrandt” in the making! Day W

Date 1/9-2/13

Time 4:45-5:45P

Age 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 1/2 $68 /$80 /$100 /$120 131202-01

Cartooning Learning to draw can be lots of fun. Especially if your child is creating silly characters and funny expressions, and drawing sequences that tell jokes. This delightful program combines Young Rembrandts® innovative stepby-step drawing method with light-hearted subject matter that engages children, their sense of humor, and their vivid imaginations. Maintaining a quick pace and drawings that tell a story also help kids to stay on task, learn from their mistakes, find new solutions to a problem, and communicate ideas and concepts through pictures—skills with lifetime benefits! All supplies are included. Each session will introduce a new lesson. Day M

Date 1/7-2/11

Time 6:00-7:00P

Age 7-13

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 12/31 $68 /$80 /$100 /$120 131201-01

THINGS TO DO UNDER $20 VARIOUS

JANUARY

Date

Event

Price

Date

Event

Price

Tu,Th,F,Sa

10 Minute Chair Massage

$10-$12

1/2

New Resident Coffee

Free

Varies

Fitness Center Orientations

Free to members

1/2

Free

Tu,Th

Nutrition Tips

Free to members

Know Your Numbers: Blood Pressure & Body Composition Checks

Sa,Su

Parent & Youth Workout Time

Free to members

1/5-3/16

Empowered to Lose BIG Challenge

$10

Daily

Drop-in Group Exercise classes

$0-$20

1/5

Meet the Trainer

Free

Tu

Buckeye Running Group: Speed Work

Free

1/9

Digital Photo 1

$17-$30

W

Buckeye Running Group: Out-and-Back

$0-$20

1/11

Special Olympics Basketball

Free

Sa

Buckeye Running Group: Distance Training

Free

1/11

Parents’ Night Out (Premier Only)

Free

1/12

Inclusive Water Fit

$6-$12

1/16

Little Tyke Fit Time

Free

1/16

Digital Photo 2

$17-$30

1/16

Empowered to Lose BIG Clinic: Making Successful $0-$4 Changes

DECEMBER

8

Date

Event

Price

12/5

New Resident Coffee

Free

12/5

CPR/AED Classes

Free to Mason residents

1/23

Digital Photo 3

$17-$30

1/25

Parents’ Night Out (Premier Only)

Free

1/30

Digital Photo 4

$17-$30

1/30

Empowered to Lose BIG Clinic: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

$0-$4

12/5

Know Your Numbers: Blood Pressure & Body Composition Checks

Free

12/7

Parents’ Night Out (Premier Only)

Free

12/8

Inclusive Yoga Mix

$6-$12

12/12

Mocktails

Free

12/21

Parents’ Night Out (Premier Only)

Free

December 2012 / January 2013

PRE: Premier pass holder

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Non-resident


PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Musikgarten Early Childhood Music Classes Meeting Room When music and movement are a natural, joyous part of childhood, children benefit greatly in many areas of life. Language development, self-expression, memory skills, concentration, social interaction, fine motor skills, listening, problem solving, teamwork, goal setting, and coordination are all impacted by early music and movement education. What’s more, as a child learns to play music, other areas of development—creativity, family bonding, self-esteem, confidence, and emotional development—are also positively impacted.

Nimble & Quick Share your favorite nursery rhymes—the beloved poems and chants handed down from generation to generation! Nursery rhymes are a lasting art form and offer children the wisdom of the ages as well as communication, movement, interaction, repetition, and cultural customs, all experienced in a playful way. Each new participant of this program must purchase the additional supply kit with a Parent Book, CD, and 1 bean bag. Day Date Time W 12/5-1/30 9:30-10:00A Th 12/6-1/31 9:30-10:00A Nimble & Quick supply kit *No Class 12/26-1/3

Age 1-3 1-3

Deadline 11/28 11/29 11/28

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $70 /$83 /$104 /$125 $70 /$83 /$104 /$125 $30 /$30 /$30 /$30

Activity 131160-01* 131160-02* 131160-03

Drama Kids®: Intro to Drama Activity Room B Drama Kids International® is a developmental program that uses drama activities to build creative thinking and literacy skills. Your child will learn positive social skills such as effective team interaction, leadership, confidence, and public speaking. Each child will participate in speech training, creative movement, structured short plays, and dialogue development. No auditions, no try-outs, and no bad feelings; everyone is welcome to participate in this drama program. Day Date F 1/18-2/22

Time 5:30-6:30P

Age 6-10

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 1/11 $85 /$100 /$125 /$150

Activity 131140-01

CPR/AED Classes Fire Station 51 - Community Room As part of its effort to make the community a safer place to live and work, the City of Mason Fire Department is offering a series of CPR classes in 2012. The course is free to Mason residents. All CPR instructors are Mason Firefighter/Paramedics and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members. During the sessions, residents will learn adult and child CPR as well as the proper operation of an automated external defibrillator (AED). After the four-hour class, participants will receive a certification from the American Heart Association. The classes will be held in the community room at the Fire Station 51, 4420 Mason-Montgomery Road. Please register through Mason Community Center. Day Date Time Age W 12/5 8:00A-12:00P 18 & up *Mason residents only. Proof of residency required.

Deadline 11/28

Fee Free*

Activity 121620-01

Federal Taxes Activity Room A Navigate tax law changes with the help of MSBC (Medium and Small Business Consulting). Several tax cuts that were passed in 2001 and 2003, along with more recent changes to payroll tax relief, are set to expire at the end of the year. Furthermore, new taxes on wages and investment income are slated to take effect in 2013. MSBC of America will help you determine how these changes could impact your small or medium sized business in this short seminar with experts in taxation. Day Date Sa 12/8 Sa 1/5

Time 8:30-10:30A 8:30-10:30A

Age 18 & up 18 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 12/1 $60 /$71 /$89 /$107 121631-01 12/29 $60 /$71 /$89 /$107 121631-02

CCW Activity Room A In this one day, 12-hour class, you will learn about gun safety and Ohio gun laws, receive offsite instruction on the proper use of a firearm, and receive your Concealed Carry Weapon class certificate, making you eligible to apply for an appointment with the sheriff's department to interview for your Concealed Carry Weapon license. Participants will be given a lunch break during the course. Lunch can be brought in or purchased from the Community Center café. Interested participants must: be at least 21 years of age, have a background free of felony charges, be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days, be a resident of your county for at least 45 days, furnish their own handgun and ammunition, furnish hearing and eye protection, and bring a photo ID. Please note that firearms are not permitted inside Mason Community Center. Day Sa Sa Sa Sa

Date 12/8 12/22 1/12 1/26

Time 8:00A-8:00P 8:00A-8:00P 8:00A-8:00P 8:00A-8:00P

Age 21 & up 21 & up 21 & up 21 & up

Deadline 12/1 12/15 1/5 1/19

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $90/$106/$116/$126 $90/$106/$116/$126 $90/$106/$116/$126 $90/$106/$116/$126

Activity 133808-01 133808-02 133808-03 133808-04

Defining Your Residency Status Many people with a Mason mailing address do not live within the city limits. Parts of Deerfield Township have a Mason mailing address and may also be in the Mason School District, but they are outside the city limits. The earnings taxes paid by Mason residents help pay for many benefits that are not available to non-residents. This is why Mason residents pay less for programs and events offered by Mason Community Center than non-residents. Want the best deal? Receive 15% off program fees and priority registration by becoming a Mason Community Center Premier member. For additional membership benefits, visit us online at www.imaginemason.org/things-to-do/communitycenter/membership/premier-membership.

December 2012 / January 2013

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Business Plan Development Activity Room A A business plan is a new entrepreneur's most valuable tool. It defines the business' strategy and serves as a road map to help with key business decisions, the marketing plan, and the fundraising process. This document will evolve with you in the entrepreneurial process while helping you anchor the fundamental principles of your business. Begin this important step with the help of MSBC of America, a Medium and Small Business Consulting firm based in Mason with expertise in professional business management. You will learn each step of the business start-up process; from determining the legal entity type that is suitable to your business and registering your business in Ohio, to understanding the content and development of a successful business plan in order to secure a grant, loan, or equity financing for your business. Enjoy a more detailed, comprehensive, and guided review of the business plan development process at a slower pace in a multisession course or complete the condensed high-level course in a one-day seminar. Each option is offered with interactive tools to keep the session animated and productive. Day Date Time One-Day Seminar Sa 12/15 8:30-11:30A Multisession Course Sa 1/12-1/26 8:30-11:00A

Age

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR)** Activity

18 & up 12/8

$60 /$71 /$89 /$107

121630-01

18 & up 1/5

$100 /$118 /$143 /$168 121630-02

TECHNOLOGY

Digital Photography Senior Center Lounge

Digital Photo 1 Learn the many features of a digital camera while defining those strange terms such as megapixels, jpeg, tiff, resolution, optical versus digital zoom, compression, dpi, and compact flash versus secure digital memory. At the end of the course, you will be able to choose a digital camera that fits your needs. Day Date W 1/9

Time 10:00A-12:00P

Age 18 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 1/2 $17 /$20 /$25 /$30 141418-01

Digital Photo 2 This course will cover using the camera features and uploading, printing, and archiving the images. How many images will your memory card store? What does fully automatic mean? How do you control the resolution and depth of field aperture setting? Learn the answers in this class. Day Date W 1/16

Time 10:00A-12:00P

Age 18 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 1/9 $17 /$20 /$25 /$30 141419-01

Digital Photo 3

Give family fun and fitness!

Learn to adjust the color and contrast, crop and resize the photo, save it in a variety of formats, and manage your database of images. Day Date W 1/23

Time 10:00A-12:00P

Age 18 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 1/16 $17 /$20 /$25 /$30 141420-01

Digital Photo 4 Prerequisite: Digital Photo 3 This course will cover digital image manipulations. You will learn color adjustments, cropping, layering, retouching, distortion, blurs, and brush filters. Get the answers to all the questions you have about digital image processing. You must have taken Digital Photo 3 prior to attending this class.

Give your friends and family the gi� of fun and fitness this holiday season. Mason Community Center gi� cards can be used toward membership purchases and upgrades, program fees, and café and Symbiosis* purchases. *Restrictions apply. See store for details.

Day Date W 1/30

Time 10:00A-12:00P

Age 18 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 1/23 $17 /$20 /$25 /$30 141421-01

Computer Basics Senior Lounge

MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ���� Mason-Montgomery Road | Mason, OH ����� ���.���.���� | www.imaginemason.org

Learn how to define key computer-related terms, navigate using the mouse, and turn the computer on and off properly. You will also learn the concept of Windows, having multiple windows open on your desktop at once, and working with files, folders, and Windows Explorer. Day Date Time Tu 1/8-1/29 10:00A-12:00P

10

December 2012 / January 2013

PRE: Premier pass holder

Age 18 & up

BAS: Basic pass holder

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 1/1 $68 /$80 /$100 /$120 141400-01

MR: Mason resident

NR: Non-resident


ASSESSMENTS & SCREENINGS

Know Your Numbers: Blood Pressure & Body Composition Checks Member Lounge

FITNESS/HEALTH Pavilion Spa Massage Mason Community Center We offer TriHealth Pavilion Spa Massage Therapy Services from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays at Mason Community Center. 10 minute chair massage: Premier $10 /Basic or non-member $12 30 minute massage: Premier $42 /Basic or non-member $50 60 minute massage: Premier $63 /Basic or non-member $75 90 minute massage: Premier $81 /Basic or non-member $96 Call 513.229.9555 to schedule your appointment.

Live Well in Mason Live Well in Mason offers free programming to encourage healthy lifestyles. These programs are provided through a partnership between the City of Mason, Group Health, and Bethesda Physical Therapy. Look for the distinct 3-leaf logo throughout this brochure for more Live Well in Mason programs.

Live Well in Mason now offers free blood pressure and body composition testing by a personal trainer or registered nurse. Stop by at the beginning of each month to keep regular check on your numbers. Day W W

Date 12/5 1/2

Time 9:00-11:00A 9:00-11:00A

Age 12 & up 12 & up

Fee Free Free

The Healthy Home Meeting Room Create a healthy home environment and learn new techniques for keeping your family protected from unknown toxins. Become educated on toxins found in air, food, water, and your home. A decline in children’s health may coincide with a rise in the four A’s (Allergies, Asthma, ADHD, and Autism), and many new diseases such as IBS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Fibromyalgia are attributed to environmental causes. Join eco-consultant Laurie Mitroff to gain a better understanding of the toxins in your environment, and learn easy and practical steps in how to create a greener nest for you and your family. Day Date Tu 1/8-1/29

Time 11:00A-12:00P

Age 18 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 1/1 $52 /$62 /$78 /$93 121510-01

Quality of Life and Mason Community Center: One Man’s Story Have you ever followed someone’s suggestion and achieved results beyond your expectations? Here’s a story of how one man improved his health by using the Mason Community Center to act on a friendly suggestion. While everyone’s situation is different, one thing is for sure—Mason Community Center can serve many needs. Our post-rehab program, personal trainer sessions, drop-in group exercise classes (dozens every week!), water programs, fitness center, weight loss programs, and more can help you achieve your goals. Here’s how the center changed Dave Anderson’s life. I joined the Mason Fitness Center in May of 2003 and have been an active member ever since. I was mainly using the weight machines and the pool in the mornings before I went to work. I retired in 2007 and have been coming in the midmornings almost every day during the week. At the end of 2009 I had my back operated on for a herniated disc and used the Mason Fitness Center for most of my physical therapy using the weight machines and swimming every day. In 2010 someone suggested that I try a Yoga class for my back. I had a long discussion with Beth Tysl and in June I started with Gentle Yoga one day a week. In 2011 I started doing 2 Yoga classes a week and then 3 days. The pain in my back has disappeared along with the pains and numbness in my legs. I now can take hour long walks with no problems and I usually walk to the Fitness Center (20 minutes each way) in the mornings. This has been To register, see page 2.

the best thing for my recovery. I am now a huge proponent of Yoga and encourage everyone to try it. This year I was doing 4 classes a week and in April the Monday class was changed to a “Cycle/Yoga” class which is different. Lori Hart gave me a challenge to try this. I like the cardio aspect of the class and the Yoga stretches afterwards. In June of this year I started to also attend the Wednesday “Cycle/Yoga” class (now called “Cycle/Stretch”). Since June I have noticed that my weight has started to fall. When my back was operated on I weighed as much as 215 and at the beginning of June 2012 I was still 212. The end of September I weighed 200 and holding. If you would have told me that at age 69 I would start a cycling class and then lose 12 pounds I wouldn’t have believed it. I haven’t been below 200 since the 1980’s. I am now doing Cycle/Stretch (Mon, Wed, Fri) and Yoga (Tue, Thu). I would like to thank Beth and Lori as you have changed my life and also to thank Pooja, Kim and now Heather for keeping me challenged, motivated and not becoming just another “Old Geezer.”

December 2012 / January 2013

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Water Moms

NUTRITION

Weight Watchers

Competition Pool

Meeting Room Don’t ruin your workout! Healthy eating is vital to helping you achieve your ultimate goal weight. Mason Community Center can help! The center hosts weekly Weight Watchers® meetings to help you eat right. To sign up, simply visit wellness.weightwatchers.com, enter Company ID 60571, company passcode ww60571, and click “register”.* The rest is up to you. *Please note that “Your company information” on the second screen refers to Mason Community Center, 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road, 45040. Day F

Time 11:30-12:15P

Fee $39.95/month for a Weight Watchers membership

Member Lounge Registered Dietitian Miriam K. Jackobs will be at the center twice a week to answer your nutrition questions. Stop by for some quick and easy tips about proper food planning and nutrition. Time 10:45-11:45A

Age 15 & up

Fee Free for members

FITNESS PROGRAMS

Little Tyke Fit Time Gymnasium You and your child will follow along with an instructor from Revelation Chiropractic in fun and easy exercises that will help improve your preschooler’s coordination and right brain/left brain function. Day W

Date 1/16

Time 11:00-11:45A

Age 3-5

Deadline 1/9

Fee Free

Activity 161622-01

Youth Strength & Agility Become stronger, quicker, and smarter this off season! Student athletes, are you looking to improve your conditioning before going into your next sports season or want to continue your fitness after your season is over? Use your off season to work with our skilled trainers to improve your strength, speed, and endurance while helping you prevent injuries that could keep you sidelined the whole season. Time 6:00-6:45P

Age 9-14

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 11/27 $56 /$66 /$83 /$99 121316-01*

Bodies in Balance: Water Leisure Pool This medically-inclined approach to your water program is ideal for those with arthritis, Parkinson's, fibromyalgia, or any other joint issues that may benefit from water exercise. By using the high resistance and low impact properties of water on your body, you can increase overall muscle strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility. This is a basic class for those starting an aquatic exercise program. Led by a certified athletic trainer, Bodies in Balance: Water is more rehab-based exercises compared to a traditional Water Fit class. Day M,W

Date 1/7-1/30

Time 8:30-9:30A

Age 18 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 12/31 $45 /$53 /$67 /$80 161604-01

Give it a TRI: Triathlon/Duathlon Sunday, February �

Gymnasium

Day Date Tu,Th 1/8-1/31

This program is for women in all stages of pregnancy and up to 6 months postpartum. Day Date Time Age Tu,Th 12/4-1/31 11:15A-12:00P 16 & up *No Class 12/25, 12/27

Nutrition Tips

Day Tu,Th

Invest in the wellbeing of you and your baby by joining a water fitness program for pre and postnatal moms! Research shows that women who exercise during pregnancy have shorter, easier labors with less medical intervention. This exercise program will be in the deep water of the competition pool. The buoyancy of the water supports you and there is no stress on your joints as you use the water’s resistance to help maintain muscle tone, flexibility, and balance. Flotation belts are worn during class, so swimming is not required!

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 1/1 $48 /$57 /$72 /$86 161802-01

Parent & Youth Workout Time Fitness Center Ten to 14-year olds: spend some quality time with Mom or Dad by working out in the Fitness Center together. This is your chance to come in on the weekends and use the Precor cardiovascular equipment, Icarian selectorized weight equipment, exercise balls, and medicine balls in the Fitness Center. The Hammer Strength equipment will be open for use by 12-14 year olds. Please note the following policies:

Test your training in a non-competitive, multi-sport triathlon or duathlon hosted by Mason Community Center and Buckeye Running. ���Participants �� and up will be assigned a start time between � a.m. and �� p.m. - �� minute swim, �� minute bike, �� minute run OR �� minute run, �� minute bike, additional �� minute run. - Set transition times between events. - Performance determined by total distance covered in allo�ed time. - $�� for Premier members, $�� for Basic Members, $�� for Mason residents, $�� for non-residents.* - Register online at www.imaginemason.org/things-to-do or call ���.���.����. Use activity number ������ for the triathlon and activity number ������ for the duathlon.

•  A parent or legal guardian must accompany youth(s) at all times. •  Parent & Youth Workout Time is restricted to the Fitness Center only. •  Mason Community Center staff reserves the right to ask for proof of age at any time. •  All Mason Community Center and Fitness Center policies apply. Day Time Age Fee Sa,Su 2:00-6:00P* 10-14 Free to members *Premier members may enjoy additional hours Sunday from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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December 2012 / January 2013

*Want to earn ��% off the cost of your triathlon or duathlon registration fee? Volunteer! Register for activity number ������-�� to volunteer during the event for a minimum of � hours to earn half off your event registration.

PRE: Premier pass holder

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Non-resident


Mason Community Center members, start off your New Year’s fitness goals with a ��-week weight loss challenge! Beginning January �, we’ll help you reach your fitness goals with: • weekly e-newsle�ers • fitness tips • group exercise offerings • healthy eating advice from our nutritionist Prizes will be awarded for the top male and female finishers in the following categories: • Most Pounds Lost • Most Percent Body Weight Lost • Most Pound Reward Points* *Pound Reward Points are awarded for sign-ins and activity participation to help you meet your goals. Look le� for “Ways to Lose.”

WAYS TO LOSE: In addition to actual weight lost, pound rewards can be earned through the following participant opportunities: • Sign in at the fitness center desk each time you visit �� sign-ins = 1/2 pound reward • Fitness Center Orientation = 1/2 pound reward • Sign up for personal training = 1/2 pound reward Earn an additional 1/2 pound reward for every � sessions purchased • Participate in any Live Well in Mason event = 1/2 pound reward each program • Participate in Give it a TRI: Triathlon/Duathlon (see page �� for details) = � pound reward • Sign in for every drop-in group exercise class you take, including the Saturday Drop-in Circuit Training �� sign-ins = 1/2 pound reward

It’s only $�� to participate. Registrater for activity number ������-�� by December �� to receive an Empowered to Lose BIG T-shirt! (Registrations a�er December �� are not guaranteed a T-shirt.)

EMPOWERED TO LOSE BIG WEEKLY FITNESS CLASSES

Open to Empowered to Lose BIG participants ages �� and up, classes focus on full body, circuit, and interval training. They are structured to be very basic, good for beginners to advanced students. Plus, you earn a 1⁄2 Pound Reward Point just for signing up, and an additional 1⁄2 Pound for a�ending every class. The deadline to register is January �. Drop-in Circuit Training is also available and is free to members. Earn a 1⁄2 Pound Reward Point for every �� drop-in classes you a�end (sign-in required). DAYS

DATES

TIME

FEE (PRE/BAS/MR/NR)

ACTIVITY

Tu, Th

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�:��-�:��P

$��� /$��� /$��� /$���*

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Free for Center members

N/A

Drop-in Circuit Training Sa

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*Sorry. We are unable to give refunds for missed classes.

EMPOWERED TO LOSE BIG LIVE WELL CLINICS CLINIC

DATE

TIME

FEE (PRE/BAS/MR/NR)

ACTIVITY

Making Successful Changes

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Preventing Type � Diabetes

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WEEKLY WEIGH-INS

Participants who weigh in every week will earn � extra Pound Reward Points at the end of the challenge. MONDAY �:��-�:��A �:��-��:��A ��:��-�:��P �:��-�:��P

To register, see page 2.

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Holiday DROP-IN GROUP EXERCISE SCHEDULE: Dec �� - Jan �

MASON COMMUNITY CENTER • ���� MASON-MONTGOMERY ROAD • MASON, OHIO ����� ���.���.���� • WWW.IMAGINEMASON.ORG Check our full schedule, available at www.imaginemason.org/things-to-do/programs/fitness-and-health/drop-classes/groupx-schedule.

TUE: Dec ��

WED: Dec ��

THU: Dec �� �:��-�:��a BODYPUMP (A) �:��-�:��a The Ride (C)

EARLY

MON: Dec �� �:��-�:��a The Ride (C)

Heather

MORNING

�:��-��:��a Pat H2O Cardio & Core (CP) �:��-��:��a Viola BODYPUMP (A) ��:��-��:��a Pat Cardio Water Fit (LP) ��:��-��:��a Kathy Cycle Intervals (C) ��:��-��:��a Viola Zumba (A)

�:��-��:��a TRX Circuit (FC) �:��-��:��a PiYo (B)

FRI: Dec ��

SAT: Dec ��

SUN: Dec ��

Viola Kelly

�:��-�:��a Kathy The Ride (C) �:��-�:��a Lori Yoga (B) Viola �:��-��:��a Lindsey �:��-��:��a Chrissy �:��-��:��a Cycle Team BODYPUMP (A) BODYPUMP (A) The Ride (C) Kathy �:��-��:��a Kathy Bring It! (B) ��:��-��:��a Kimberly ��:��a-��:��p Dance Team Cardio Water Fit (LP) Dance Mix (A) ��:��-��:��a Seema Zumba (A)

��:��-��:��a Viola Fit Families Workout (A) LUNCH

��:��-��:��p Xpress TRX (FC)

EVENING

�:��-�:��p The Ride (C)

TUE: Jan �

�:��-�:��a Yoga (B)

Beth

MORNING

�:��-��:��a Kimberly H2O Cardio & Core (CP)

��:��-��:��a Zumba (A)

Jackie

��:��-�:��p Zumba Gold (A)

Jackie

THU: Jan �

FRI: Jan �

�:��-�:��a Viola BODYPUMP (A) �:��-�:��a Kelly The Ride (C) �:��-�:��a Viola TRX Circuit (FC) �:��-��:��a Michele Just Dance (A) �:��-��:��a Heather Cycle Intervals (C) �:��-��:��a Beth Yoga (B)

�:��-�:��a Kelli Integration Training (A) �:��-�:��a Beth Yoga (B) �:��-��:��a Michelle H2O Cardio & Core (CP) �:��-��:��a Karen BODYPUMP (A) �:��-��:��a Kathy Bring It! (B)

�:��-�:��a Deb Integration Training (A) �:��-�:��a Kathy The Ride (A) Pat �:��-��:��a Karen �:��-��:��a H2O Cardio & Core (CP) The Ride (C) �:��-��:��a Lori �:��-��:��a Heather Yoga (B) BODYPUMP (A) �:��-��:��a Lindsey The Ride (C) �:��-��:��a Karen Pilates (B) ��:��-��:��a Pat Cardio Water Fit (LP) ��:��-��:��a Deb Forever Fit (Gym) ��:��-��:��a Viola Zumba (A) ��:��a-��:��p Beth Hatha, Hoop & Tone (B) ��:��-�:��p Jackie ��:��-�:��p Zumba Gold (A) The Ride (C)

�:��-�:��p Lindsey Tabata Training (B) �:��-�:��p Richard Xpress TRX (FC) �:��-�:��p Chrissy BODYPUMP (A) �:��-�:��p Lindsey Intro to Cycle (C)

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Senior Center

Studio B

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Studio C

(C)

Multipurpose

(Multi)

(D)

Leisure Pool

(LP)

Outdoor Fitness Fitness Center

(FC)

(SC)

Competition Pool (CP)

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Viola Kelli ��:��-��:��p Xpress TRX (FC) ��:��-��:��p Richard Xpress Abs (B) Caelin

Kelly �:��-�:��p Holiday Rush (B) �:��-�:��p Lindsey Intro to Cycle (C) Chrissy �:��-�:��p Michele �:��-�:��p BODYPUMP (A) Just Dance (A) �:��-�:��p Caelin Cycle Intervals (C) �:��-�:��p George �:��-�:��p Jackie ��/��/�� (A) Zumba (A)

SCHEDULE & DESCRIPTIONS (A)

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��:��-��:��a Kimberly ��:��a-��:��p Dance Team Cardio Water Fit (LP) Dance Mix (A) ��:��-��:��a Pooja Forever Fit/Yoga (SC) ��:��-��:��a Seema Zumba (A)

CARDIO

LOCATIONS Studio A

Viola

Mobile Drop-in Group Exercise class schedule and descriptions are available online by scanning this code into your smart phone. Or visit www.imaginemason.org/ things-to-do/programs/fitness-and-health/ drop-classes/groupx-schedule.

FEES

(based on membership)

Premier: Free Basic: $� Healthy Living: $� Social: $� Non-member: $��

(adult day pass)

STRENGTH

YOGA

DANCE

WATER

HOLIDAY HOURS Christmas Eve (December ��): Center open � a.m. to � p.m. Christmas Day (December ��): Center open �� p.m. to � p.m. Limited facility access. The fitness center, gymnasium, track, and locker rooms will be open. All other areas of the facility will be closed. NO CLASS. New Year’s Eve (December ��): Center open � a.m. to � p.m. New Year’s Day (January �): Center open � a.m. to � p.m.

Proudly offering:

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PRE: Premier pass holder

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Non-resident


Bodies in Balance: Land Studio B Bodies in Balance: Land is ideal for those who have arthritis, Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia, balance issues, or any other joint pain. This is a basic class for those starting an exercise program or those who want to transition from aquatic exercises to a land-based program. The class is led by a certified athletic trainer and features more rehab-based exercises compared to a traditional fitness class. If you are looking for a medically inclined approach to your fitness program, this is the class for you. Day Date F 1/11-3/1

Time 11:00-11:45A

Age 18 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 1/4 $45 /$53 /$67 /$80 161604-03

PERSONAL TRAINING

Clinical Exercise Program Fitness Center The program is designed for those who are looking for a more medically based exercise program. Using the various services the community center offers—the fitness floor, track, and the warm water therapy pool—a certified athletic trainer will design a personalized exercise prescription to ensure your safe return to exercise and activity.

Personal Training Activity Room Take the guesswork out of your workout and maximize your effort with the help of a Certified Personal Trainer. Our certified personal trainers will assess your current fitness level and coach you through an effective exercise program tailored to fit your needs. Mason Community Center offers a variety of training packages to cater to individual needs, no matter what the goal. Stop by the Customer Service desk for more information or call 513.229.8555 to get started! 30-Minute Personal Training Packages Individual One 30-Minute Session: Six 30-Minute Sessions: Twelve 30-Minute Sessions:

Premier $30 $162 $316

Basic $35 $190 $371

Non-Member $53

Partner One 30-Minute Session: Six 30-Minute Sessions: Twelve 30-Minute Sessions:

Premier $45 $243 $475

Basic $52 $285 $558

Non-Member $78

1-Hour Personal Training Packages Individual One 1-Hour Session: Six 1-Hour Sessions: Twelve 1-Hour Sessions:

Premier $50 $270 $528

Basic $58 $317 $621

Non-Member $87

Mason’s Post Rehab Program

Partner One 1-Hour Session: Six 1-Hour Sessions: Twelve 1-Hour Sessions:

Premier $75 $405 $792

Basic $88 $476 $931

Non-Member $132

Let our Certified Athletic Trainer help you transition from managed physical therapy to your own exercise program.

Small Group Training 30 Minutes 3 Participants 4 Participants

Premier $17 $13

Basic $20 $15

Non-Member $30 $23

1 Hour 3 Participants 4 Participants

Premier $34 $25

Basic $39 $29

Non-Member $59 $44

•  F all Special: Buy your first sessions in our warm water therapy pool and receive the Basic price on your clinical exercise package if you are a non-member. Please stop in to talk with the Fitness Supervisor for more information or call 513.229.8555. Please note that a note or referral from your physician is required before beginning this program. Session Package 1 Session 4 Sessions 8 Sessions

Fee (Premier/ Basic/ Non-Member) $51 $60 $90 $125 $146 $219 $238 $280 $420

• ��-week program • Certified Athletic Trainer guidance • A workout routine specific to your needs • Full membership at Mason Community Center for �� weeks • No enrollment fee to continue your Community Center membership

To learn more, stop in to talk to our Wellness Supervisior or call ���.���.���� Mason Community Center ���� Mason-Montgomery Road Mason, Ohio ����� ���.���.���� www.imaginemason.org

Ask about our large group training or private group exercise classes.

Meet the Trainer Mason Community Center New Year = New you! Our personal trainers can help you break through your fitness plateaus. Earn 15% off any personal training purchase when you sign up with a trainer at this "Meet the Trainer" event. Whether your goal is to lose weight, build muscle, heal an injury, have help with that extra accountability, or compete in a sporting event, our team of personal trainers can craft a personalized program to help you achieve a new level of health and fitness. Come meet our training staff and take advantage of this limited-time promotional training offer to help you to become an amazing new you and win the Empowered to Lose Big Challenge! Day Sa

To register, see page 2.

Date 1/5

Time 9:00-11:00A

December 2012 / January 2013

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SPORTS Breaking the Cycle of Holiday Weight Gain

Open Gym Usage

By Tiffany Wentzel Fitness Program Coordinator The holiday festivities are upon us. They seem to bring with them each year the tendency to eat more and exercise less, leading to the inevitable holiday weight gain. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This year, don’t allow yourself to say, “I don’t have time.” This is one of the biggest excuses for not exercising and it’s not true. We all find time to do the things we enjoy. It’s time to put your health at the top of your priority list. If you don’t have a block of 30 minutes or more to exercise, break it up. Here’s how: Indoor activities during the winter season: • Do a short workout tape. • Walk your stairs for 10 minutes. • Use your lunch break to walk around or walk the stairs. • When watching TV, use commercial time to do squats, lunges, crunches, etc. Eating during the holidays: • Use smaller plates at meals. This is an easy way to cut down portions while still seeing a full plate. • Cut food into smaller pieces. This helps your brain think you have eaten more. • Put the food away after you eat to avoid grazing and overeating. • Plan activities after meals to avoid sitting around and eating out of boredom. • Set a house rule that the kitchen is “closed” at a certain time at night to avoid late night snacking. Your last meal should be at least 2 hours before bedtime. • Drink plenty of water. We tend to not feel as thirsty in the winter, but our body still needs water just as much as during warmer months. Give yourself some incentive: • Start the new year right by joining the second annual Empowered to Lose BIG Challenge here at Mason Community Center. It’s going to be bigger and better than last year—so don’t miss out on the new options to make 2013 your healthiest yet! • Check out Mason Community Center’s Pinterest page to find great workout tips and motivation. • Set a goal to be more active in 2013. You don’t have to run a marathon or drop 30 pounds, just get more involved in the community and make healthier choices. • Don’t wait! Why not start today? You’ll be happy you did.

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Field House availability will be restricted from mid-November through March 11 due to the wonderful success of the youth basketball program, now serving around 1,400 Mason first through twelfth grade participants. Only one court will be available after 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and until noon on Saturdays. No courts will be available on Sundays once the games start in December.

BASKETBALL

Little Hoops Stars Basketball Gymnasium B Introduce your youngster to basketball in this well-organized, funoriented, age-appropriate format. Boys and girls are taught the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting, positioning, defense, and rebounding. Then they apply what they’ve learned in friendly games. All coaching is conducted by Jump Start Sports staff coaches. Day Date Sa 1/12-2/16

Time 10:00-11:00A

Age 4-5

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 1/5 $60 /$65 /$70 /$75 132120-01

GOLF

Winter Weather Play A tip from Andy Horn, Golf Pro at the Golf Center at Kings Island This is a great time of year to play golf. In the off season, I will dress in layers and will play with winter gloves on. I also take a few clubs out of my bag to make it lighter when walking. With more clothes on during winter golf, I shorten my swing and take an extra club on most shots. You will hit the ball more solid and straighter. On a windy day, play the ball back in your stance and you will have a lower ball flight with more spin. Your hands at impact will be in front of the ball and that will also help keep the ball lower. Another tip in the wintertime is to widen your stance. This will help your balance in the windy season. Dress warmly and keep swinging all winter long! As always, if you have any problems or questions, please call me in the golf shop!

PRE: Premier pass holder

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Non-resident


GYMNASTICS

Jumping Jacks

Gymnastics

Your child will improve gross motor skills, flexibility, and coordination through circuit training and will have the opportunity to put the skills together to form a small routine. He or she will also be introduced to the vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and the floor.

Multipurpose Room The City of Mason is pleased to offer state-of-the-art facilities for gymnastics programs. This 8,200 square foot gymnastics area is complete with tumbling tracks, a table vault, and a Resi-Pit-lined gymnastics pit. Students are able to participate recreationally or move on to the competition level with Mason Community Center’s own Mason Twisters. Make-up classes will be scheduled only if the facility is closed for weather or maintenance, or if class is cancelled due to instructor illness. The make-up class will be the corresponding day of the week after the last scheduled class.

Mom and Me This parent and child class will help develop your child's basic motor skills through jumping, skipping, hopping, running, and rolling. You will use beams, wedges, and mats to engage your child through structured play. Day M Tu Tu W W Th F Sa

Date 1/7-2/25 1/8-2/26 1/8-2/26 1/9-2/27 1/9-2/27 1/10-2/28 1/11-3/1 1/12-3/2

Time 10:00-10:30A 10:30-11:00A 11:45A-12:15P 10:00-10:30A 11:30A-12:00P 10:30-11:00A 9:45-10:15A 10:00-10:30A

Age 18m-3yr 18m-3yr 18m-3yr 18m-3yr 18m-3yr 18m-3yr 18m-3yr 18m-3yr

Deadline 12/31 1/1 1/1 1/2 1/2 1/3 1/4 1/5

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $56 /$66 /$83 /$99 $56 /$66 /$83 /$99 $56 /$66 /$83 /$99 $56 /$66 /$83 /$99 $56 /$66 /$83 /$99 $56 /$66 /$83 /$99 $56 /$66 /$83 /$99 $56 /$66 /$83 /$99

Activity 132360-01 132360-02 132360-03 132360-04 132360-05 132360-06 132360-07 132360-08

Day M Tu W W W Th Th F Sa

Date 1/7-2/25 1/8-2/26 1/9-2/27 1/9-2/27 1/9-2/27 1/10-2/28 1/10-2/28 1/11-3/1 1/12-3/2

Time 11:15A-12:15P 11:00A-12:00P 9:45-10:45A 10:30-11:30A 5:00-6:00P 11:00A-12:00P 6:00-7:00P 10:15-11:15A 11:15A-12:15P

Age 4-5 4-5 4-5 4-5 4-5 4-5 4-5 4-5 4-5

Deadline 12/31 1/1 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/3 1/3 1/4 1/5

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $71 /$84 /$105 /$126 $71 /$84 /$105 /$126 $71 /$84 /$105 /$126 $71 /$84 /$105 /$126 $71 /$84 /$105 /$126 $71 /$84 /$105 /$126 $71 /$84 /$105 /$126 $71 /$84 /$105 /$126 $71 /$84 /$105 /$126

Activity 132370-01 132370-02 132370-03 132370-04 132370-05 132370-07 132370-06 132370-08 132370-09

Sassy Sixes and Sevens Students will work on gymnastics drills, conditioning, and routines similar to those introduced in the Beginners and Advanced Beginners classes and continue to improve on basic gymnastic skills, flexibility, and strength. Day Tu W Th Sa

Date 1/8-2/26 1/9-2/27 1/10-2/28 1/12-3/2

Time 5:00-6:00P 7:15-8:15P 5:00-6:00P 12:15-1:15P

Age 6-7 6-7 6-7 6-7

Deadline 1/1 1/2 1/3 1/5

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $71 /$84 /$105 /$126 $71 /$84 /$105 /$126 $71 /$84 /$105 /$126 $71 /$84 /$105 /$126

Activity 132371-02 132371-03 132371-04 132371-05

Tiny Tumblers

Beginners

Designed just for 3-year olds, your child will learn to follow directions without the assistance of a parent and focus on basic gymnastics skills such as forward rolls, backward rolls, headstands, and backbends. He or she will also work on circuit training and be introduced to the vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and the floor.

Introduce your child to the world of gymnastics. Students will learn basic gymnastics skills on the floor, uneven bars, balance beam, and vault. Your child will then learn to put the skills together to form a routine. Conditioning and flexibility are also introduced at this level.

Day M Tu Tu W W Th Th F Sa

Date 1/7-2/25 1/8-2/26 1/8-2/26 1/9-2/27 1/9-2/27 1/10-2/28 1/10-2/28 1/11-3/1 1/12-3/2

Time 10:30-11:15A 9:45-10:30A 11:00-11:45A 10:45-11:30A 4:15-5:00P 11:00-11:45A 4:00-4:45P 11:15A-12:00P 10:30-11:15A

Age 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

Deadline 12/31 1/1 1/1 1/2 1/2 1/3 1/3 1/4 1/5

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $56 /$66 /$83 /$99 $56 /$66 /$83 /$99 $56 /$66 /$83 /$99 $56 /$66 /$83 /$99 $56 /$66 /$83 /$99 $56 /$66 /$83 /$99 $56 /$66 /$83 /$99 $56 /$66 /$83 /$99 $56 /$66 /$83 /$99

Activity 132369-01 132369-02 132369-03 132369-04 132369-05 132369-06 132369-07 132369-08 132369-09

Day Date Tu 1/8-2/26 Th 1/10-2/28

Time 6:00-7:00P 7:00-8:00P

Age 8-17 8-17

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 1/1 $71 /$84 /$105 /$126 1/3 $71 /$84 /$105 /$126

Activity 132384-01 132384-02

Advanced Beginners Students in this class have some gymnastics experience and have mastered the basic Beginner skills. They should be able to perform all Beginner routines. This class will provide a greater challenge to students on the floor, uneven bars, balance beam, and vault. Day Date W 1/9-2/27

Time 6:00-7:15P

Age 8-17

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 1/2 $88 /$104 /$129 /$154

Activity 132381-01

NEW at The Edge! Drop by The Edge to see the new Teen Hangout Corner, play some air hockey, and see the other changes that have come to The Edge. To create more fun and more challenges, the climbing wall at The Edge has been rerouted. All the handholds were first removed and cleaned. Then new routes were created as they were reinstalled. It’s a whole new wall of climbing excitement! We are excited to announce the installation of an air hockey table. We expect to see members of all ages testing their skill on this arcade favorite. There’s also a new Teen Hangout Corner. With a TV, couches, and chairs with desk surfaces, teens are invited to relax after school, work on homework, or watch TV. The Edge is at the center of the Center. Access to The Edge is free to Premier pass holders. Basic pass holders can enjoy The Edge for $7 for the day, or upgrade to a Premier pass for access anytime. The Edge is included in day passes. Step up to The Edge! To register, see page 2.

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The Importance of Nutrition in an Athlete’s Diet A Tip from Buckeye Running Company

MARTIAL ARTS Presented By I. K. Kim Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do Meeting Room

Tae Kwon Do is a well-balanced Korean martial art that specializes in kicking skills. I.K. Kim Ja Be Bya Tae Kwon Do Center, Inc., teaches traditional martial arts focusing on the development of students as martial artists while emphasizing overall self-improvement, self-control, discipline, physical fitness, self-defense, balance, flexibility, and strength. Parents of all participants under the age of 13 are asked to remain on site during class.

Beginner No previous experience is necessary for this class. Adults, teens, and children will train together in a family-oriented program. Day Date Tu,Th 1/8-1/31

Time 6:30-7:30P

Age 5 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 1/1 $39 /$45 /$55 /$60 111102-02

TRACK

Train the Pig Upstairs Track Have you yearned to do the Flying Pig Marathon but you don't want to run? Join the Mason Mighty Walkers instead! Training begins in January at Mason Community Center and will include outdoor and indoor training sessions, nutritional information, and a great team atmosphere. Start your new year off right. A free informational meeting will be held on December 5 and December 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Activity Room A. Day Date Tu,Th 1/8-5/2

Time 5:00-6:30P

Age 18 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 1/1 $26 /$31 /$39 /$47 136500-01

Buckeye Running Training Group Mason Community Center Lobby Buckeye Running Company Training Group meets and runs throughout the week from Mason Community Center's Main Lobby*. Enjoy group runs with the benefit of great coaches who will help you improve every step of the way. Check the informational TVs for detailed training schedules. *Wednesday runs are for members only and meet in the Membership Lounge. Non-members may participate by purchasing a day pass to the center. Day Need for Speed Tu Out-and-Back W Training Run Sa

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Time

Age

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR)

6:30-7:30P

All

Free

9:00-10:00A

All

$0 /$2/ $20/ $20

8:00-10:00A

All

Free

December 2012 / January 2013

To some, the idea of eating before, during, or after a run can be hard to imagine. For others, it’s learning to cut back in quantities that becomes the struggle. A large part of running, especially long distances, is the way that you fuel your body. There are many options these days, but the only true way to determine what works best for you is to try them out and to learn from your experience. Before: While water is extremely important, it is wise to also consume some form of electrolyte. Gatorade and PowerAde are two well-known liquid refueling agents. They work great for most people, but they aren’t the only product available. GU is most famous for their multi-flavored, palm-sized packets of, well, electrolyte goo. They also offer powdered electrolyte mixes that can be added to your water to provide you with the carbohydrates and sodium that your body will lose as you run. Another popular brand of electrolyte beverage is Nuun. This line does what the others do, but with a more “carbonated” taste. Keep it simple. Before your run, eat simple (white) carbohydrates as opposed to complex (wheat and grain) carbs. Simple carbs are more easily digested by the body. Add in a little protein (peanut butter, almonds, or egg white) and are you ready for an optimal work out. During: This is by far the trickiest area to discuss. Nutritional supplements during your workout are a game of trial and error. Currently on the market you can find gel cubes, crispy wafers, liquid filled gels, and the gel packets like GU. Most offer caffeine options. Learning what your body needs and beating it to the point of crash is the key to using these products. The brands offering the supplements will say to take some form of nutrition every 45 to 60 minutes of activity. I prefer to work off mileage. Every 4 to 6 miles, I will consume something other than just water. I have learned through trial and error that waiting until the 7-mile mark is too late and I spend the next few miles trying to recover instead of keeping my body on track. It may be different for you. It is a learning process, but one well worth it! After: Again, water is vital, but I would also stress the importance of refueling your body with the electrolytes it has lost. Post-workout needs are similar to pre-workout in terms of food, but you have a wider palette available to you. Your body no longer needs to digest as quickly as during a workout. You can consume complex carbohydrates to enhance your metabolism and keep it moving. Protein should be one of, if not the first thing that goes in your mouth, but be leery of protein bars. Many are packed with sugar and unnecessary fats that can completely negate the time and effort you just put in. Instead, opt for a runner’s favorite: chocolate milk. That’s right, good old chocolate milk. Low-fat varieties offer proteins and sugars, without the fat of some protein bars. Everything discussed above is offered at Buckeye Running Company. Visit our satellite store at Mason Community Center’s Symbiosis store.

PRE: Premier pass holder

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Non-resident


Mason Matters December 2012 / January 2013

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The partnership also included Cintas, Seapine Software, Stress Engineering, Intelligrated, AssureRx Health, Procter & Gamble, Haag-Streit, Luxottica Retail, Rhinestahl, Quatman’s and the Northeast Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce. This was an unprecedented undertaking to detail the many assets of Mason and clearly demonstrates a strong corporate presence paired with a robust quality of life. “We set out to showcase the best the City of Mason has to offer for businesses, families, and entrepreneurs using the latest technology backed by quality content,” said Eric Hansen, Mason City Manager. “It was a privilege to be a part of it all.” Several companies involved in the project are already leveraging the video for targeted workforce recruitment. The city hopes to promote the video to other Mason companies

for similar uses. It will also be used to help city leadership aggressively market the community by promoting the area’s strengths. To view the video, visit www.imaginemason.org.

Mason Matters

Mason City Council recognized Wood & Lamping law firm on its 85th anniversary and Ken Schneider, who has served as Law Director for the city since March 1976. Law Director Jeff Forbes was also recognized. Council passed a resolution at the September Council meeting to commend them for their outstanding and distinguished service to the city. Wood & Lamping provides legal advice and services for the city. From left: Council Members Char Pelfrey and Tom Grossmann, Executive Legal Counsel Ken Schneider, Council member Don Prince, C.J. Schmidt (Managing Partner at Wood & Lamping), Vice Mayor Victor Kidd, Mayor David F. Nichols, Tom Woebkenberg and Dale Stalf (Wood & Lamping), Law Director Jeff Forbes, and Council members Barbara Berry-Spaeth and Rich Cox.

www.imaginemason.org

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From the City Manager

Eric Hansen, City Manager We appreciate your calls, visits and e-mails to the Mason Municipal Center to discuss what is going on in the city. I encourage you to call 513.229.8500 or stop in any time during business hours if you need information or assistance.

Dear Mason Resident, This issue of Mason Matters is filled with economic development news. What’s the big deal about economic development? What is economic development? ec•o•nom•ic de•vel•op•ment (noun) - the process of building a varied business base in the community in balance with residential development in order to realize the benefits that businesses provide to the community There are three main elements to this definition: business base, balance, and benefits. Business Base. Attracting a variety of business to the community—and maintaining an ongoing relationship with them to keep them here—is critical to the success of the community. Mason targets clean businesses in a variety of business sectors, with current special emphasis on biomedical, research, technology, and corporate centers. Community amenities such as our parks, local recreation and tourist venues, and good schools help attract the types of businesses we look for. For example, City Council’s Economic Development Committee has been able to turn opportunities at Mason Community Center into attractive options for several new businesses, benefitting our recruitment efforts, the business employees, and the financial health of the center. Balance. Having a variety of business sectors insulates the city from economic downturns in any one sector. Of equal importance is balancing residential growth with business growth. A “bedroom” community where most land is residential often struggles to support city services while maintaining reasonable rates of taxation. A community that is largely business uses may not feel inviting to residents. The exact business/residential mix will be different for every community and I believe Mason is well positioned to maintain a good balance as development continues to occur. Benefits. There is no doubt—businesses bring benefits. They bring jobs for residents. They contribute to the community through employee volunteering, donations, and board memberships. They bring a sense of pride when you can say, “Yes, that’s in my community.” And they bring tax dollars, perhaps the most measurable of these benefits. Employees of businesses in Mason pay income taxes to Mason, just like you pay to the city where you work. This income is used to upgrade or repair roads, provide police services, maintain city parks, provide curbside services for residents such as brush chipping and leaf collection, and more. Without our strong business community, many services would need to be reduced, postponed, or eliminated—or residents would need to bear a higher share of the cost. Mason is fortunate to have a City Council that is committed to fostering balanced growth. It is this commitment that drives initiatives such as the “Welcome Home” video that was seen worldwide during broadcasts of the tennis tournament, held last August in Mason. Council’s commitment to economic development helps make Mason “more than you imagine.”

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Mayor David F. Nichols shares a laugh with Simon Hogan of the Cincinnati Dockers Australian Rules Football Team as he hands a football to Council Member Tom Grossmann. Mr. Hogan visited Council to talk about the national tournament that was held in Mason in October. Partnering with the Warren County Convention and Visitors Bureau to bring events such as this to Mason adds to the local economy and strengthens the city’s exposure and economic development efforts.

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Mason City Council congratulated the Mason Grange on their more than 100 years of service to the community. Mason Grange #1680 began in 1908. Their current location at 209 North Mason-Montgomery Road was dedicated on October 24, 1948, and was recently renovated. Grange members posed for a photo with the seven members of Council at the October Council meeting.

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How’s your city doing financially?

Find out at www.imaginemason.org/ city-government and look for the Financial Accountability pages. You’ll find all kinds of budget and financial information, including the Popular Annual Financial Report, a yearly report to citizens on the financial picture of the community. A summary of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, it provides the information in an easy-to-read format. The City of Mason received recognition from the Ohio Auditor’s Office for excellence in financial reporting. Council’s Finance Committee and the city’s Finance Director accepted the certificate presented by District Representative Christa Criddle. This is the eighth time the city has received this award. From left, Council member and Finance Committee chair Tom Grossmann, Finance Director Joe Reigelsperger, Christa Criddle, Mayor David F. Nichols, and Council Member Rich Cox.


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ith the holidays approaching, families everywhere begin to think about the festive decorations and traditional celebrations that come with them. Over 33 million American homes are expected to have a natural tree in its festivities. Christmas trees can be beautiful—and potentially dangerous. If you choose to have a live tree in your home as a holiday decoration, the Mason Fire Department offers some simple facts and tips to help you keep your holidays safe. Each year, U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 260 home fires that started with Christmas trees. These fires cause an average of 14 deaths, 26 injuries, and $13.8 million in direct property damage annually. While Christmas tree fires are not common, when they occur, they are likely to be serious. On average, 1 of every 21 reported fires that began with a Christmas tree resulted in death. A heat source too close to the Christmas tree started 1 of every 5 of these fires. Dry Christmas trees can ignite very easily and spread the fire throughout the home very rapidly.

Picking your tree

• Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched.

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• Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit. • Add water to the tree stand. Be sure to add water daily.

Lighting the tree

• Use lights that have the label of an independent testing laboratory. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use. • Replace any light strings that have worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Connect no more than three strands of mini string sets and a maximum of 50 bulbs for screwin bulbs. Read the manufacturer’s instructions for the number of LED strands to connect. • Never use lit candles to decorate the tree. • Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed.

Placing your tree

• Before placing your tree in the stand, cut 1 to 2 inches from the base of the trunk to provide a fresh cut for optimal water absorption. • Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents, and lights.

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• Remove the tree after Christmas or when it is dry. Dried-out trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home. After removing all lights and decorations, place it at the curb for the city’s brush collection program. Trees will be collected during regular brush collection the week of January 14.

Thefts from Vehicles on the Rise away or when you’re asleep. • If you notice anything unusual, call the police. Use 9-1-1 for emergencies or 513.925.2525 for non-emergencies. It may not seem like much, but some things are more than what they appear. Information from alert citizens often leads to arrests. • Call if you see anyone you think is suspicious. • Call when you hear unusual noises outside during the night. • Call if you see people walking behind buildings. • Call if you see people walking around vehicles and looking into car windows. • Report all break-ins, even if you think nothing of value was taken. The usual method of entry for thefts from vehicles in Mason is to open unlocked vehicles. Thieves look for these because they can be entered easily, quietly, and quickly. If your vehicle is parked at a shopping center, business, or a gas station, remember to hide your valuables and lock your doors when you are away from the car. Day care centers and gas stations

are especially targeted by thieves because drivers leave their cars unlocked and items, especially purses, in plain sight. Use your instincts. If it seems wrong, it probably IS wrong. Call the police to have it checked out. Mason police officers would rather respond to a dozen calls that lead to nothing than not get the one call that would help them catch a thief. www.imaginemason.org

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uto break-ins in the City of Mason rose dramatically toward the end of the summer this year. Most of the break-ins occurred at night in residential neighborhoods. Items that were stolen included laptops, IPods, GPS units, wallets, money, and expensive sunglasses. Cars parked on the street and even in home driveways were targeted. You can take a few simple steps to avoid becoming a crime victim. Mason police officers offer these tips for protecting your car and belongings. • Never leave any of your possessions in plain view inside your car. This is especially true for laptops, cell phones, and iPods. Thieves will break into your car for as little as the loose change in your cup holder. • Lock your car. • Park your vehicle inside your garage if possible. • When parking outside, park your car in sight of the roadway. This way, neighbors and the police, when in the area, can see if your car looks disturbed. • Install timers or motion sensors around your home to turn lights on when you’re

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Go Right for Sirens and Lights—Except in a Roundabout!

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veryone has heard the slogan, “Go Right for Sirens and Lights.” Under normal traffic circumstances, a motorist who is driving and sees an emergency vehicle approaching should slowly pull over to the right side of the roadway and allow the emergency vehicle to pass. This is the correct procedure for normal roadway driving, but special rules apply to motorists who are driving in roundabouts. In a normal roadway situation, an emergency vehicle can easily pass a vehicle that pulls over to the right. Roundabouts present special problems that make it difficult for emergency responders

the emergency vehicle to pass. • If you are approaching the roundabout and the emergency vehicle is NOT behind you, wait for it to pass through the roundabout before continuing. • If you are approaching the roundabout and the emergency vehicle IS behind you and you cannot get out of the way to let it enter the roundabout ahead of you, proceed into the roundabout and follow the first three steps in this list. If you have any questions, or would like additional information, please contact the Mason Fire Department at 513.229.8540.

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f you expect to owe Mason city income taxes for 2012 and they aren’t deducted from your paycheck, the Tax Office would like to remind you that it’s time to make a quarterly payment. Please remember that ninety percent (90%) of your 2012 tax liability is due by January 31, 2013. Please make your final quarterly payment on or before that date. Payments can be made online using the online tax tool. Please visit www.imaginemason.org/ residents/tax-information to find the tax tool. If you prefer to mail in your payment, blank estimated payment vouchers are also available online. If you need assistance in determining whether you need to make estimated payments or if you

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to safely get around stopped vehicles. For this reason, motorists who encounter an emergency vehicle in a roundabout should follow these simple steps to ensure their safety as well as the safety of the emergency responders in the vehicle: • If you are in the roundabout, continue to proceed with the normal flow of traffic. • Do not stop! Emergency vehicles are not able to easily get around stopped vehicles in a roundabout. • Once out of the roundabout, if the emergency vehicle is still behind you, pull over to the right side of the road and allow

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need to adjust your declaration, the Tax Office is glad to help. Please call 513.229.8535 for assistance.

Tax Office Continues To Go Green

The tax office began its green initiative with the introduction of online filing in 2009. In 2010 and 2011, this option was expanded so more residents could e-file their city tax return using the online tax tool. As of September 30 of this year, 2,300 2011 tax returns were e-filed. Residents can also make payments using the online tool. For tax year 2012, the city will continue its efforts to go green by not sending bulky tax packets to residents. In January, you will receive a letter via mail or e-mail with your account number and instructions for finding

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the online tax tool that will assist you in completing your tax return. If you need them, blank tax forms will be available online for printing and at Mason Municipal Center, Mason Community Center, and Mason Public Library. The online tax tool for filing 2012 returns will be available on February 15.


Business News

Mason Business Honored

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op Gun Sales Performance, headquartered in the City of Mason since 1990, has been added to Inc. magazine’s 500/5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America for 2012. Top Gun has experienced 75% revenue growth for the past three years and currently employs 54 people. Top Gun offers comprehensive sales, operational, and technical support services for medium to large companies. This consultative, results-oriented approach helps Top Gun clients win more business, accelerate sales cycles, and improve their margins. White glove customer service is the standard and exceptional execution is expected. Top Gun counts companies like Panasonic, Intelligrated, Insight, and indoorDIRECT as clients. Areas of specialization include training and enablement, lead generation and sales support, IT support and CRM, and call center and customer care. This prestigious recognition places Top Gun Sales among an elite class of businesses. There are over 7 million privately owned companies in the United States. Only 18 Cincinnati area companies were on the list for 2012. Congratulations to Top Gun. Visit them at www.topgunsps.com.

Empire Foods Chooses Mason for New Investment

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mpire Foods, one of the grocery industry’s expert companies in perishable merchandising, will bring up to 200 new jobs to Mason over the next three years, with a payroll of $5 million. Empire will build a $7 million, 90,000 square foot manufacturing and packing plant on a 22-acre parcel in Lakewood Commerce Center. The plant will expand the company’s capacity to provide case-ready pork production and its future ability to add case-ready beef production. The company currently has similar operations in Springdale. Empire considered many locations in multiple states before deciding on Mason. The plant will be the second light industrial development in Lakewood Commerce Park, located in Mason’s North Mason Industrial District behind Mason Fire Station 51. The facility will be situated at the terminus of Alliance Drive. Mason has partnered with the State of Ohio, Ohio Jobs and Commerce, and Henkle Schueler to extend Alliance Drive to the new facility’s property. The construction of the road will open up an additional 11 acres of light industrial ground within Lakewood Commerce Park.

Members of the Economic Development Committee of Council welcomed Empire Foods to Mason. From left, Council Member Tom Grossmann, Mike Marek - Empire Packing Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Mayor David F. Nichols, Len Marek – Empire Marketing Strategies co-owner and Chief Operating Officer, and Vice Mayor Victor Kidd.

Mason Port Authority is partnering with the company to provide lease financing to provide savings to the company. Under a combination of the State of Ohio and the city’s Community Reinvestment Area Programs, Empire Packing Company, L.P. will receive an abatement of 100% of real property improvements for a period of 15 years on the value of the new building. In exchange, the company agreed to make annual compensation payments to the Mason City School District for the term of the abatement period. The project is expected to contribute over $2.4 million dollars to the community during its first fifteen years of operation. Learn more about the company at www.empirefoods.com.

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importance of partnering with local government to achieve business goals. Mr. Malloy discussed local laws and regulations and provided case studies from the Cincinnati region, with a particular emphasis on the City of Mason. Mr. Malloy then introduced Mayor David F. Nichols to speak about Mason as a model for successful local government. The mayor highlighted the 35-year partnership between Wood & Lamping and the city. He noted the team effort that today has resulted in highly successful local government strategies for economic development and the attraction of significant new investment and jobs. Michele Blair, City of Mason Economic Development Director, then presented key examples of recent economic development projects that illustrate the creative solutions developed through partnerships that have

Mason Mayor David F. Nichols, Wood & Lamping lawyers, and members of the Beijing Lawyers Association paused for a photo during their meeting in Cincinnati. In the center of the group are Mayor Nichols and Executive Legal Counsel Ken Schneider.

enhanced the ability of the city to attract new businesses. The city looks forward to future opportunities and success with Wood & Lamping and our new business associates from the Beijing Lawyers Association. www.imaginemason.org

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he City of Mason partnered with Wood & Lamping LLP law firm to host an event and presentation for the Beijing Lawyers Association in September. The 14-member delegation visited the Cincinnati region to learn about doing business in America. This important audience advises key business clients on investment and location decisions into the United States. The group was interested in understanding the different roles and the relationship between government and businesses in the United States. Senior Partner and City Executive Legal Counsel Ken Schneider and Partner and City Law Director Jeff Forbes started the dialogue with the city. “Mason was the perfect fit from our client base to help us present successes related to long-term relationships and sophisticated economic development projects,” said Ken Schneider. Robert Malloy, Wood & Lamping partner, and Jing Yang, law intern, spoke about the

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Safe Roads, Driveways, and Sidewalks—and Healthy Streams!

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s the leaves fall, the temperature drops, and Jack Frost arrives, we pull out our cold weather clothes and prepare for winter. Winter snowflakes can allow for fun activities such as sled riding, ice-skating, and football. However, there are also safety concerns that must be addressed about sidewalks, driveways, and roads that become slick and treacherous in winter weather. The answer to this problem often comes in the form of road salt (NaCl or sodium chloride), which is applied to hard surfaces to melt ice and snow. Although sodium chloride melts the ice and improves traction for walking and driving, it is not without a cost to our streams and rivers, soils, and plants. Studies have shown that prolonged exposure (more than 30 days) to chloride concentrations above 220 mg/L can be toxic to aquatic organisms. Concentrations of chloride found in waste snow piles generally range from the hundreds to thousands of mg/L. Through melting or runoff from the spring rains, these piles often flow directly into waterways by way of storm drains or overland flow. In addition to the direct impact of the sodium chloride, elevated levels in waterways can increase the availability and toxicity of heavy metals already present in stream, wetland, or lake sediments. Fortunately, there are an increasing number of options to salt when it comes to melting snow and ice from your driveway, sidewalk,

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on sidewalks and two tire paths on your driveway. Shoveling these pathways clear, even part of the time, while using CMA or calcium chloride the other part, can make the pathways safer to maneuver and reduce salt and chemical damage to our environment. For additional information about this or other water quality topics, contact the city’s Stormwater Engineer, Kathleen Wade Dorman, in the Public Utilities Department at 513.229.8570 or by e-mail at kdorman@ masonoh.org.

Call 9-1-1 At First Onset Of Heart Attack Warning Signs!

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ith winter fast approaching, the Mason Fire Department would like to remind you about the warning signs of a heart attack because in a cardiac emergency, time is of the essence. Minutes or even seconds can make a difference in your recovery. Snow shoveling is a vigorous activity, and unless you are in good physical health, it can prove dangerous. Cold weather alone puts extra stress on the heart, making it harder to breathe and work. Shoveling snow can cause a sudden, rapid increase in heart rate and blood pressure. Those who are older, out of shape, or have preexisting heart conditions are more at risk for suffering a heart attack while shoveling snow. Besides cold temperatures, high winds and snow or rain also can steal body heat. Wind is especially dangerous because it removes the layer of heated air from around your body. At 30 degrees Fahrenheit in a 30-mile an hour wind, the cooling effect is equal to 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Similarly, dampness

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and porch. One alternative is calcium magnesium acetate (CMA), which is made from dolomitic limestone and acetic acid (the principal compound of vinegar.) This compound will not impair water quality and will not damage concrete and metals. The Soil and Water Conservation District states that CMA actually strengthens the soil and can stimulate plant growth by providing abundant organic acid in the way that liming a garden improves vitality. It has also been found that CMA does not stimulate algae growth or kill aquatic life. Other alternative chemical compounds that are less toxic than road salt are magnesium or calcium chloride (MgCl2 or CaCl2.) Calcium chloride is a very effective alternative at extremely low temperatures (below 15°F.) Along with the application of non-toxic or less toxic compounds as de-icing agents, it is always good to practice anti-icing. The anti-icing method takes action before a storm to prevent icy winter roads and driveways. Application of de-icing agents before storms has several advantages, including quicker establishment of safe walking and driving surfaces, cost savings due to lower application levels, and greater efficiency due to less mechanical snow removal. If these options don’t work, there is the chemical free solution of shoveling the snow and ice. If you want to minimize the amount of work, shovel a small walking path

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causes the body to lose heat faster than it would at the same temperature in drier conditions. Men, watch for these signs and symptoms of a heart attack: • Chest pains • Shortness of breath • Nausea / vomiting • Jaw or arm pain • Lightheadedness • Cold sweats Many times women will present different symptoms than men. Some women experience several symptoms while others show all symptoms. There are some who show no

symptoms before their heart attack. The sooner you can recognize your symptoms and take appropriate action, the better. The symptoms that women should be aware of include: • Discomfort, tightness, uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing in the center of the chest lasting more than a few minutes, or squeezing that comes and goes • Pressure or pain that spreads to the shoulders, neck, upper back, jaw, or arms • Dizziness or nausea • Clammy sweats, heart flutters, or paleness • Unexplained feelings of anxiety, fatigue, or weakness—especially with exertion • Stomach or abdominal pain Prevention is the best medicine! Use a snow blower Work in short time periods Don’t overexert Be sure someone is watching you in case you fall or faint and are unable to call for help If you do experience signs of a heart attack, call 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY! Delaying treatment can cause further heart muscle damage and increase your chances of sudden cardiac death.


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New Community Resource Added to City Web Site

usinesses, schools, service organizations, and sports organizations in Mason can now post themselves to a new resource page on the city’s web site, www.imaginemason.org. The new page is called “In Our Community” and can be found under the “About” section of the site, at www.imaginemason.org/about/in-our-community. Residents and visitors to Mason can use the page to look for businesses and resources in Mason. Businesses located within the Mason city limits and organizations that serve Mason residents can use the page to advertise themselves, briefly describe what they offer, and list their contact information, website address, and other information. Each business or organization in Mason is invited to create a listing by visiting www.imaginemason.org/about/in-our-community and clicking on the “Add Business Listings” box. You will then be prompted to log in or register. Once you have successfully created or logged in to your account, you can create your business or organization listing. After your listing is approved by the city, it will become visible to visitors to the site. You will be able to make changes to your listing as needed by clicking on “My Business Listings.” Listings are saved under specific categories and/or subcategories. Visitors to the site can view all the listings or search by category. The viewer can then click on an individual listing to see more information about your business or organization. The city is pleased to provide this service for Mason businesses and organizations. Please note that because the listings are user-driven, the city is not responsible for the content or accuracy of the site.

You Can Learn Hands-Only™ CPR

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Goal is to Teach 3,000 People in a Year

o you have 30 minutes to learn how to save someone’s life? It’s a small price to pay in exchange for an important life-saving skill. Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time. Many victims appear healthy, with no known risk factors. Sudden cardiac arrest may occur when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, which causes the heart to suddenly stop beating effectively. If you know Hands-Only™ CPR, you will have the skills necessary to help. Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouthto-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an “out-of-hospital” setting, such as at home, at work, or in a park. Mason Fire Department is now offering

free, non-certified Hands-Only CPR training on “CPR Saturdays.” Between 9 and 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month, you can learn this easy and important life-saving skill in a 30-minute session. Training will be conducted at both Mason fire stations. Every year in the U.S., more than 300,000 Americans experience sudden cardiac arrest, according to the American Heart Association. About 95 percent of cardiac arrest victims die before arriving at the hospital. “When a bystander provides effective CPR to a cardiac arrest victim, they can double or triple that person’s chance of survival,” says Lt. Bill Blades of the Mason Fire Department. “In essence, the best response for a cardiac arrest victim is to have willing bystanders that are trained,” says Blades.

Because the outcome is so dramatically changed when bystanders know what to do, Mason Fire Department has set a goal to teach Adult Hands-Only CPR to 3,000 people in the community. Classes will be taught on CPR Saturdays in partnership with the American Heart Association. The half-hour class will consist of a video and a discussion in addition to hands-on practice. If you are interested in receiving the training, please stop at either Mason fire station between 9 and 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month. You’ll learn a valuable skill while helping us reach our goal of training 3,000 people. Classes will be offered at Station 51 at 4420 Mason-Montgomery Road and at Station 52, located at 5500 Cedar Village Drive.

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Mayor David F. Nichols, far right, congratulated Mason High School’s top tennis players at the September Council meeting. Boys Tennis Team Coach Linda Kirtley introduced the 2012 State Doubles Champions Miguel Cepeda and Luke Tsai, and Singles 2012 State tournament qualifier Alex Lebedev. Girls Tennis Team Coach Mike Reid introduced the team’s 2011 Division 1 State Quarter Finalists, Nina Cepeda and Lynn Kelly. Congratulations to the players and coaches!

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Hope for the Holidays Help give someone hope this holiday season and join the employees of the City of Mason in the annual Hope for the Holidays program. The city is pleased to partner with the Mason Food Pantry this year to more fully meet the needs of program recipients. To help someone in need this season, you can adopt a family or donate individual items. Families, neighborhoods, and businesses that adopt a family will receive age and size information for the adopted family. Donations of individual items will be accepted through Monday, December 10. Non-perishable food items, household items, gift certificates, and new and unwrapped toys for boys and girls ages 1 to 17 are welcome. Donated items may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Mason Municipal Center, 6000 Mason-Montgomery Road, and at Mason Community Center, 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road, whenever the facility is open. Donations for both boys and girls are accepted anytime. During the week of November 26 through December 2, Mason Community Center will focus on items for boys. Ideas include board games, building block sets, cars, trucks, and sports balls. From December 3 through 9, the center will focus on items for girls, such as stuffed toys, board games, dolls, craft kits, stationery, and journals. Gift certificates and other items for children are welcome for both boys and girls. Families or persons in need are invited to register for assistance from the Hope for the Holidays program by contacting the Mason Food Pantry at 513.754.0333. The Pantry will provide for food needs while Hope for the Holidays will provide gifts. To arrange for special assistance in making your donation, or if you would like to adopt a family, please call 513.229.8507 and leave a contact name and phone number or e-mail hopefortheholidays@masonoh.org. This is the 16th year the city has conducted the program. Your gift will help make this a memorable holiday season for somebody special in the City of Mason.

Christmas In Mason Mason will be aglow for the annual Christmas in Mason celebration on Friday, December 7. From 6 to 9 p.m., enjoy the free horse-drawn carriages, stage shows, craft booths, Santa Paws Parade, and tasty food and hot beverages at the food court. Look for a special guest in a red suit to be making an appearance. Bring your family, pets, and friends! This is a seasonal event that you and your family will not want to miss! For more information, contact Festivals of Mason at 513.335.7069 or visit www.festivalsofmason.com.

Order Peanut Brittle Now Having been established in Mason 104 years ago, Mason Grange is one of the oldest organizations in Mason. This year, Grange members continue the tradition of making and selling peanut brittle. The Christmas elves will help with the final preparations and make sure there is enough peanut brittle to satisfy a great many people. Place your order now by calling Evelyn Thompson at 513.934.5638, Lola Osborne at 513.398.8232, or Frances Gilbert at 513.398.3936.

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The Mason Historical Society is well into the membership drive for the new year. If you are a member, the society asks that you remember to renew; if you are not a member, consider joining this worthy organization. You may also consider becoming a volunteer. There are many different ways to help, from guiding tours to other jobs around the museum. Call the museum at 513.398.6750 or check the web site at www. masonhistoricalsociety.org. In December during Christmas in Mason, the museum will be open for tours. Cookies and a warm drink will be served. Stop in to see the beautiful Christmas decorations and to learn more about the history of Mason. On January 15, Bill Van Doren, a train enthusiast who collects the history and photos of trains, will speak about the inter-urban railway system that was in place many years ago. He will focus as much as possible on the Mason line. The meeting will be held at Mason Municipal Center.

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Dog Licenses State law requires all dogs more than three months of age to be licensed each year by January 31. Licenses purchased after January 31 will have a $15 penalty added. A regular tag is $15 and can be purchased at the Warren County Auditor’s office at 406 Justice Drive in Lebanon, at Mason Animal Hospital and Mason Family Pet Hospital, and at other selected locations in the county. For an additional $5 donation to the Humane Association, bone-shaped tags may be purchased at the Warren County Humane Association and the Warren County Auditor’s office. Kennel tags for multiple dogs are available only at the Warren County Auditor’s office. More information, including the license application, is available online at www.co.warren.oh.us. Select “Auditor,” then “Dog License Information.” To speak with someone in the auditor’s office, call 513-695-1240.

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Ask Your Township Welcome to this new section of the Deerfield Digest called "Ask Your Township!" This section will give citizens the opportunity to ask questions about the township and help us to continue to improve the quality of life here. What can I do to better prepare for the Township to plow snow on my street? The Deerfield Township Public Works Director and Road Superintendent monitor the roads and temperature closely so we can respond quickly when the snow starts to stick to the pavement. When the roads begin to cover, and it continues to snow, we call in the drivers and begin our snow removal operations. Our Rule of Thumb for snow removal: - Less than two inches snow - salt only - Over two inches snow - plow and salt While the State of Ohio is responsible for all state routes and interstates, the Warren County Engineer's Office takes care of the county roads. Deerfield Township has responsibility for the subdivision streets, or the streets that feed onto the main roads, which equates to over 107 centerline miles, and over 200 cul-desacs. The township uses eight large and four small trucks to treat and clean our roadways.

How can you help? If possible, wait until the plow has gone by before you shovel your drive apron. Some of the snow sloughs off the side of the plow blade and can end up on your drive. When you shovel your apron, pile the snow to the right of your driveway. Please do not throw, plow, or blow your snow into your street after it has been plowed. This can create a hazard and we may not be able to return to clean it up. Please do not drive too closely to the rear of the salt trucks. If the driver must back-up, they will not be able to see you if you are directly behind them. If you would like to submit an "Ask Your Township" question, please feel free to email us at info@deerfieldtwp.com or call at 513-701-6958.

Deerfield Township will conduct the Christmas Tree Recycling Program again this year at the following locations: • Cottell Park - 5847 Irwin-Simpson Rd., Mason, OH 45040 • Fleckenstein Park - 3834 Mason-Montgomery Rd., Mason, OH 45040 • Landen-Deerfield Park - 2258 W. St. Rt. 22/3, Maineville, OH 45039 Deerfield Township parks are open daily from dawn to dusk. Areas will be sectioned off and posted with signs for township residents to drop off their Christmas trees. Christmas trees will be accepted for recycling through January 15, 2013. Trees will not be accepted after this date. The trees are collected by the Deerfield Township Parks Department and recycled into mulch. Alternately, Rumpke reminds the township's residential customers that they are permitted to set their discarded Christmas trees curbside with their trash for regular, weekly collection.

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"Treecycling" Christmas Tree Drop-Off Locations

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Yes! That's a Pink Fire Truck! Raising Awareness, Building Hope, Driving for a Cure The Pink Fire Truck Project began three years ago with the Deerfield Professional Firefighters Union sponsoring an on-duty uniform of pink t-shirts. A significant amount of money was raised through the sale of the t-shirts and donated to a local resident for a wig during her battle with cancer. This year, a fire truck went PINK! The truck, affectionately known as the "Linda Kay" is dedicated in memory of the mother of a Deerfield Township firefighter. The "Linda Kay" was a huge hit at the recent Touch-A-Truck event. Hundreds of people signed the truck with wellwishes, dedications and messages to loved ones. The truck is available during special events and by appointment for survivors and families to sign. In October 2012, the truck made its way to the Kings High School Homecoming, a Bengals football game at Paul Brown Stadium, and was a part of the kick-off for Fire Prevention Week. The pink fire truck was recently featured on a new show, "The List," televised nationally on local Channel 9, weeknights at 7pm. The Deerfield Township Fire Rescue Department would like to extend a special "thank you" to the Deerfield Women's Club. They have helped coordinate all of the initial activities for the Pink Truck Project and all of the donations are through their non-profit organization. They have also contributed countless volunteer hours toward the project. The Deerfield Township Fire Rescue Department is honored to bring this effort to life. If you would like more information on how you can become a part of the Pink Truck Project, please feel free to phone Lt. Patrick Strausbaugh, 513-348-8321 or email pstra@deerfieldtwp.com.

Snyder House at Cottell Park Available for Rental Starting January 15, 2013, the Snyder House at Cottell Park will be available for rental for events beginning May 1, 2013. For rates and availability for the Snyder House, please visit www.choosedeerfield.com or call 513-701-6958.

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Keeping Your Family Safe This Winter

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The holidays and winter months present specific safety concerns in the home. Space heating elements are a fast and efficient way of heating a room, but they do not come risk free. Here are some safety tips to protect your home and your family when using a space heater: Do’s: • Use a space heater that has been tested to the latest safety standards and has been certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory. These heaters have the most up-to-date safety features. Older space heaters may not meet newer safety standards. Always follow the manufacturer’s directions for proper use. • Place the heater on a level, hard, nonflammable surface, such as a ceramic tile floor. • Keep the heater at least three feet away from bedding, drapes, furniture, and other flammable materials. • Keep children and pets away from space heaters. • Turn the heater off if you leave the area. DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP A great place to live , work, shop!

Do Not's: • Leave a space heater on when you go to sleep. • Place a space heater close to any sleeping person. • Use gasoline in a kerosene space heater, as even small amounts of gasoline mixed with kerosene can increase the risk of fire. • Use portable propane space heaters indoors or in any confined space unless they are specifically designed for indoor use. Finally, be sure to place smoke alarms on every level of your home, outside of sleeping areas, and inside each bedroom. Guard against carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings as well by installing carbon monoxide alarms in your home. Make sure that your batteries in all alarms are fresh and working.* *OnSafety is the Official Blog Site of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.


Carter Park Connection Project Completed The Carter Park Connection project has reached completion. The project, started in the summer of 2012, had two distinct goals. The first goal was to provide 2,400 feet of walking trails within Carter Park to connect with Kings Mills Elementary School. Additionally, these trails provide accessible, inviting pathways within the park which will allow all visitors the ability to enjoy the natural beauty of the park. The second goal of the project was connectivity. The project provides approximately 1,800 feet of 10' wide trail to connect Carter Park with the Kings Jr. and Sr. High Schools. Additionally, this project provides a much needed crosswalk at King Avenue near Walnut Street which is a heavily traveled roadway. The crosswalk utilizes the Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) to allow pedestrians to cross the street. Typically, installation of the beacon is at mid-block crossings and remains dark until a pedestrian presses a pushbutton to activate the system. Once activated, the RRFB emits a rapid amber colored light that warns motorists that pedestrians are present at the crosswalk. Once traffic has stopped, pedestrians can proceed into the crosswalk. "The Carter Park Connection Project has been very successful on many levels, " said Joel Smiddy, Parks Director for Deerfield Township. "We are pleased that we've worked to create a safer environment for pedestrians and a more inclusive park setting." The Carter Park Connection Project was a team effort which included the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Warren County Engineers Office, Kings Board of Education, and Deerfield Township Board of Trustees. Funding was made possible in part by a grant of $118,000 from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Recreational Trail Program. For more information about the Carter Park Connection Project, diagrams, and maps, please visit www.choosedeerfield.com.

The Deerfield Arts and Cultural Center at the Snyder House Opens in 2013

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With the help of the Mason-Deerfield Arts Alliance, Deerfield Township will soon be the hub of arts programming in this region. In May of 2013, the doors will open to the Deerfield Arts and Cultural Center at the Snyder House at Cottell Park in Deerfield Township. Under the management of the Arts Alliance, the building will be transformed into a arts facility that will feature arts classes, summer art camps, art workshops, music lessons, exhibitions and events. "The Deerfield Arts and Cultural Center at the Snyder House is such a natural fit for this community," said Meredith Raffel, Executive Director of the Mason-Deerfield Arts Alliance. "The idea of opening an arts center has been part of our vision as an organization and we thank Deerfield Township for making it possible." The Arts Alliance hopes to build programming that will help to meet the arts and cultural needs of this growing community. Visit www.masonarts.org for more information.

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First Annual Touch-A-Truck A Great Success The Deerfield Towne Center was the perfect stage for the first annual Touch-A-Truck event, held on Saturday, September 15, 2012. This successful event welcomed over 1,500 guests. Free to the community, the Touch-A-Truck event hosted a wide array of Township and County vehicles that are used to keep the Township clean and safe. Families climbed aboard a snow plow, a SWAT armored vehicle, and fire trucks. Children had the opportunity to meet firefighters and police officers. The K-9 unit arrived with their dogs, and children were able to learn all about the role of the animals in policing. The highlights of the day were the arrival of the UC Health Air Flight Helicopter and the unveiling of the Pink Fire Truck. Residents were able to sign the truck and leave messages to loved ones.

Deerfield Township would like to thank the following for their contributions to the event: Cincinnati Children's Medical Center Skidaddles Anytime Kid Care DeerďŹ eld Fire Rescue UC Health Deerfield Towne Center Warren County Drug Task Force Deerfield Women's Club Warren County Sheriff Foot Solutions Whole Foods Market Ohio State Patrol Yagoot

Panerathon Runs Hunger Out of Town! Over 600 participants ran and walked in the 5th annual Panerathon 5K on Sunday, September 23, 2012. The race started and ended at the Deerfield Towne Center Panera Bread store. The event raised over $10,000 and proceeds will go to the Shared Harvest Foodbank in partnership with the Mason Food Pantry. "Panera Bread is a strong proponent of living consciously by giving back to the community in which our bakery-cafes reside. The Panerathon gives our local franchise the opportunity to use our product, our customers, and our voice to raise money for our neighbors in need, " said Melonie Murray, Panera Bread Marketing Manager. Panera Bread looks forward to the event returning in 2013. For more information, please visit www.panerathon.com.

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DECEMBER

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Santa's Workshop 10am-11am or 11:30am-12:30pm Snyder House at Cottell Park

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Board of Trustees meeting; 5:30pm

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Children's Theatre, The Gift of the Magi, 3pm Kings HS Auditorium

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Zoning Commission; 7pm

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Board of Zoning Appeals; 6:30pm

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Board of Trustees Work Session; 5:30pm

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Board of Trustees meeting; 5:30pm

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Board of Zoning Appeals; 6:30pm

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Zoning Commission; 7pm

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Adult Tai Chi; 10am 4900 Parkway, Suite 180

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Board of Trustees meeting; 5:30pm

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Paint-Your-Own Pottery; 6pm Snyder House at Cottell Park


tees ano • Pete Patt erso n • Board of Trus Dan iel J. Corey • Chr istop her Rom John Wah le - Fisc al Offi cer Bill Beck er - Adm inist rato r

Patterson A Word From...Pete wha t is going on in the Township.

eld Digest and learning We hope you enjoy reading the Deerfi format we can and at trying to deliver news to you in the best The Board of Trustees and the staff are the most economical price. City of Mason and e, in which we have partnered with the This Our Town or CenterPoint magazin Deerfield Digests past reduced the cost to the Township from their Mason Matters publication, has ting the number limi by lications. We are reducing our costs which were sent out as stand-alone pub e. As you’ve azin mag the ve and by being placed at the end of sletter, and of pages we produce each issue to fi new ten writ magazine for the Township’s official nship’s done here, always visit the back of this Tow the on d about Deerfield Township can be foun please remember that the latest news . ChooseDeerfieldTownship or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/ rchange? website, www.choosedeerfield.com, Ertel/Mason-Montgomery Road inte lds /Fie ts are coming to the I-71 men rove imp the that s with new But the re. d futu hear Have you t years in the ments to this interchange might be ligh rove imp real that this felt to I ts n men whe s rove time There were million dollars in imp s, plans are now in place for $20 to $22 e help of multiple regional organization work to start! Some of those plans wer the for e and the dates are in plac ed fund d fully are Roa s l Erte plan ds the is Fiel part from d area. The best tgomery Roa itional northbound lane on Mason Mon add an bly nota t mos , mer sum l. this completed tgomery and Fields Erte of the 22 traffic signals on Mason Mon cles to to Parkway Drive, and coordination be expanded. This will allow for vehi will h exit ramp off of I-71 nort the 3, 201 of see the rter ld qua shou 4 third 201 the of for Planned first quarter have to sit out on the interstate. The not and p ram the ds Ertel onto Fiel on and e” way Rid high and k move off the now the “Par h. This loop will go through what is nort I-71 of und off p hbo ram nort g loop al goin e ition thos add start of an p will allow Mason Montgomery. The new loop ram on lane und hbo nort new the al. with and connect Montgomery traffic sign bottleneck at the Fields Ertel/Mason ked. on Mason Montgomery to bypass the e projects forward that need to be than thes ing were involved in mov that s tion niza of orga orts and eff ple the e peo y edg owl man There are want to ackn nty Engineers Office. We especially Cou ilton Ham their the for and ey I, Cor OK Dan OT, OD own They include and our very l Tunison, Warren County Engineer; Nei er; sion mis You . Com tion nty rsec Cou inte ren this War at e Dave Young, rovements take plac us to the verge of seeing some real imp efforts over the years and for bringing m. l.co visiting www.advancingfieldserte can find out more about the plans by n, Ohio 4504 0 4900 Parkw ay Dr., Suite 150 • Maso • www. choo sedee rfield .com 513.7 01.69 58 •Fax 513.7 01.69 96

Contact Us Administrator

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Lois McKnight

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Public Works

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Joel Smiddy

Parks and Recreation Director

513-701-6975

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John Wahle

Fiscal Officer

513-701-6971

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Dan Corey

Trustee

513-616-4153

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Chris Romano

Trustee

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Pete Patterson

Trustee

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