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Positive outlook carries Waller Was diagnosed with brain tumor By Leah Fightmaster firstname.lastname@example.org
Life can get this Moeller High School graduate down and out, but it certainly can not keep him there. When his brother died during his eighth-grade year of a heroin overdose, Madeira resident Jason Waller described himself as in a “fragile state.” He was14, and it was a surprise to both himself and his family. He spent the rest of that year and his freshman year of high school in shock. Waller joined Moeller’s grief group, which he said helped him feel more comfortable in high school when he did not feel like
socializing. A feeling of awkwardness that followed him wherever he went, the group helped him deal with it. That progress changed when Waller Waller was about to go into his sophomore year. He was diagnosed in his first week with a juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma, a benign brain tumor growing on his right brainstem. Two surgeries later, doctors removed a two-inch long, oneinch wide tumor. Recovery included two weeks of inpatient physical therapy, and two and a half years of outpatient therapy at Drake Hospital. See WALLER, Page A2
UA senior had to work twice as hard Kim overcame language barrier By Jeanne Houck email@example.com
BLUE ASH — Graduating Ursuline Academy senior Rachel Kim literally had to work twice as hard as her peers at the school in Blue Ash. That’s because Kim, 18, of Springfield Township, was raised in Korea and English is not her first language. “Rachel must spend hours translating English papers, books she must read, prep for standardized tests, etc... before she is able to study,” said Amy Hermanns, a guidance counselor at Ursuline Academy. “Homework can take her twice as long to complete; much of her time is spent looking up words in the dictionary to under-
Blue Ash ballerina Marissa Finlay says being dedicated to dance while a high-school student involves learning to balance responsibilities as much as learning to balance on your toes. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Ballerina balances dance, school
Sycamore grad doesn’t tiptoe around hard work By Jeanne Houck firstname.lastname@example.org
MONTGOMERY — Blue Ash ballerina Marissa Finlay says being dedicated to dance while a high school student involves learning to balance responsibilities as much as learning to bal-
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ance on your toes. The Sycamore High School graduating senior has this to say to young people who want to make dancing a priority: “I would suggest finding a balance between education and dancing, understand how to maintain and follow a strict
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schedule and be prepared to handle the stress and pressures that can come with this art form.” Finlay, now 17, was just 3 when she began dancing for fun. That developed into a pas-
stand the meaning before she can read her English story, write a paper, or complete her science and history homework. “Her dedicaKim tion to her education and passion for learning is inspiring,” Hermanns said. Kim was born in Cincinnati, but moved to Korea after six months, where she attended school until the fifth-grade. She then moved to Sydney, Australia, and went to school there for a year. “Finally I came to the Unites States in August of 2006 and entered seventh-grade,” Kim said. “Since I was born in the U.S., the U.S. was always my home as
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sion. “I have been very committed to dancing, especially for the past five years at the Cincinnati Ballet, dancing six days a week, anywhere from three to six hours a day with various performances throughout the year,” said Finlay, who is the daughter of Heather and Edward Finlay.
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While Finlay had to sacrifice many school events due to daily rehearsals and classes, she nonetheless was a member of various after-school clubs and the National Honor Society. She’s taken painting and American Sign Language classes. As for her ballet career, “My biggest accomplishment so far has to be being asked to be part of the Cincinnati Ballet Company corps in both this season's Giselle and The (New) Nutcracker,” Finlay said. Finlay’s goal: “To dance with a professional company, and have as a long and enjoyable career as possible.” To that end, she will be majoring in dance performance at Butler University in Indianapolis next fall.
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Those surgeries left him with partial weakness on his left side, giving him a slight limp and the inability to open his left hand on its own. Waller said that while it is something he has to deal with every day, he is still independent. “It was something I was dwelling on for a long time,” he said. “My doctor couldn’t tell me when I would be able to open my hand again. Brain injuries are unpredictable and recovery is impossible to predict.” While he said the grief group at Moeller continued to help him deal with his feelings, he turned to volunteering. He said he had been volunteering at Jewish Hospital since eighth-grade doing various tasks, but he joined the Champions program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Volunteering as a public speaker discussing the tumor and the procedures he went through, sharing how it affected his daily life and that it took him about a year and a half to accept. He even spoke to about 8,000 people before the beginning of Cincinnati Children’s Cincinnati Walks for Kids at Coney Island. Waller was awarded a volunteer service award from Jewish Hospital, which also comes with a $1,000 scholarship for each of four years of college. He will major in English with a minor in business, and will attend the University of Cincinnati. “I’m looking forward completely,” he said. “I’m ready to go out and grow. … I see it as the first step that I’m going to take for the rest of my life.”
All Fired Up! art show June 3 in Montgomery Community Press staff report MONTGOMERY — The Montgomery Arts Commission is sponsoring the Fourth Annual All Fired Up! Art Show and Sale from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 3. in Swaim Park at the corner of Cooper and Zig Zag roads. Montgomery’s premiere art show is a “rain or shine” event and will feature a curated exhibit of diverse works such as ceramics, jewelry, glass, metalwork and two-dimensional art pieces by
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well as Korea.” Kim said she wanted to get her education in the United States, but that it cost her. She concedes it was difficult to have to translate school materials before she could begin working on them. “Compared to other Korean exchange students, I was in an advantageous state because I was able to be exposed to English since I was young,” Kim said. “English was and is still hard for me. I spent hours on homework that my fellow American classmates might finish in 30 minutes.
area artists. In addition, a children’s art tent will feature creative art works by youngsters. Art pieces will be available for purchase. Patrons will be able to enjoy live jazz music performed by the Bobby Sharp Trio. Free children’s art activities will be offered. “The Montgomery Arts Commission is excited to present the fourth annual All Fired Up! Art Show and Sale,” Arts Commission Chair Greg Leader said. “All Fired Up! is the only art show of its type
“However, this is another cost to study in U.S., and I calmly accept this,” Kim said. Another way studying in the United States cost Kim is that she only saw her parents, who remained in Korea, during the summer. She lived with her aunt and grandmother during the school year. Kim said her family’s willingness to make sacrifices for her inspired her to persevere at Ursuline Academy. “My father and mother have done so much to allow me to receive education here in the United States,” Kim said. “I especially give thanks to my grandmother and my aunt, whom I am living with. They always cared for me.
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“I believe I have to repay their grace by studying and working hard,” Kim said. That includes after she graduates from high school. Kim plans to major in biology at the University of California, Los Angeles and “follow the pre-med path.” “I hope to continue studying languages as I have taken Spanish and Chinese at Ursuline all four years - on top of English being my second language,” Kim said. For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/ BlueAsh. Get regular Blue Ash updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit Cincinnati.com/BlueAsh.
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Graduating figure skater pursuing her ice dreams
Aves Academy helped Gao achieve goals By Jeanne Houck email@example.com
MONTGOMERY — Aves Academy, Sycamore High School’s progressive, technology-infused online education program, helped 18year-old Christina Gao of Symmes Township accomplish her dreams as an ice skater. Here the graduating senior – the daughter of WeiHong Zhang and Chang Gao – talks education and skating. Please tell us about when you began skating. “I began skating when I was 7-years-old. We moved within Cincinnati to the neighborhood I live in now and my neighbor was a figure skater, so my parents signed me up for lessons. When I was a baby, my dad, for some reason, always thought I would be a figure skater. He said it was because when he held me over his head, I would use all my muscles to keep my body completely straight, whereas most babies would just droop." How committed to skating have you been
Aves Academy, Sycamore High School's progressive, technology-infused online education program, helped 18-year-old Christina Gao of Symmes Township accomplish her dreams as an ice skater. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS over the years? “I was very committed to skating over the past 11 years. My parents always told me that no matter what
I do, I should put 100 percent effort into it. I train five to seven hours a day. Usually about three to four hours on the ice and then
two to three hours for office training. “This past U.S. Figure Skating) nationals I came fifth at the senior level. Nationals is the competition that determines if you get assigned further competitions afterwards such as the world championships or the junior world championships. I was assigned to junior worlds in Minsk, Belarus. I came in seventh there. So in summary, this past season alone I competed in Shanghai, China and Moscow, Russia for the Grand Prix (competition); San Jose, Calif., for nationals, and then Minsk, Belarus for junior worlds.” What is your greatest achievement so far? “It's hard to pick out one thing as my greatest achievement because I don't like to focus on placement too much. Last summer, I had an injury to my right hip and this past season was hard for me to recover, not so much physically, but more of the mental aspect. I had a rough time in China and in Russia but then I was able to turn everything around. I changed my attitude on the ice and changed the way I trained my programs and was able to pull a strong performance together for nationals. My biggest dreams are
to compete at the 2014 Olympics. I am currently fifth in the nation. I need to move up to top two to earn a spot on the team.” What kind of sacrifices did you make and what have you gained from skating? “My family has made many sacrifices for skating and I am forever grateful for the amazing support they have given me. I've made sacrifices for skating such as not hanging out with friends as much. Before, this would bother me a lot, but now I appreciate the amazing opportunities that skating has given me. For instance, I have traveled all across Europe and Asia for competitions. I've been to Poland, Turkey, the Netherlands, China, Japan, Korea, Germany, Austria and Russia. Sometimes when I take the time to think back upon my experiences, I can't believe I've had the chance to live it all.” What has skating taught you aside from the physical aspect of it? “I have always balanced school and skating (academics have always been very, very important), so it has taught me how to manage my time and be efficient. One big thing is that skating has taught me how to handle pressure. When
skating in front of a huge arena as well as viewers on TV, I've learned how to control my emotions and transcend the pressure.” I understand you have been a Sycamore High School student your entire high school career, but that up to this school year you took online classes through Aves Academy solely? “I took online classes through APEX and Aves Academy so that I was able to train in Toronto, Canada. I am so fortunate that Sycamore supported me even while I relocated to Toronto to train. I trained in Toronto for a few years and came back this past March since it is my off season until June. Since I'm graduating, I wanted to be back in Cincinnati for graduation and all of the other awesome senior events." Do you plan to go to college? “I am planning to go to Harvard University and I want to study biology or neurology.” For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/ Montgomery. Get regular Montgomery updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit Cincinnati.com/Montgomery.
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All Saints debuts first adults-only night By Leah Fightmaster
the parish. Taking the lead from other Cincinnati parishes, such as Our Lord Christ the King in Munt Lookout and St. Catherine of Siena in Westwood, All Saints is restricting Friday, from 6 p.m. to midnight, to adults only. Harrell said the parish wanted to try something new this year. “We’re trying to see what we could do to be a little different,” she said. “It’s a risk, but you can’t make gains with no risk.” Traditional festival aspects, such as poker and
All Saints Church in Kenwood is not the first to designate a festival day to the over-21 crowd. Friday, June 1, as an “Over-21” night at its parish festival. As festival-goers approach the grounds at 8939 Montgomery Road, each will be asked for their ID at the gate. After being approved, attendees will receive a custom-designed wristband with a number on it, said Micki Harrell, director of development for
“We’re looking for it to be a fun time and relatively inexpensive night out,” she said. “We’re excited (the Naked Karate Girls) will bring a different crowd.” Although Harrell said they have received some complaints about the age limit because the parish is very family-oriented, many positive comments in anticipation of the event have eclipsed the criticisms. She added the parish’s biggest concern is that those who show up on Friday will not know it is a 21-
bars and bells, will be featured Friday, as well as some new attractions. Prizes for instant gambling contests will be higher, and more variety in alcoholic beverages will be available. The Coca Cola ring toss will be a beer toss, and the Naked Karate Girls will be performing, Harrell said. Cover charge is $5, but Harrell added that with the cost to get in is a drink ticket and entrance into a drawing where anyone who paid admission can win cash and other prizes.
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From left: Piper Visagie of Anderson Township, Abby Bowman of West Chester Township, Mackenzie Due of Blue Ash, Kaity Venters of Loveland, Tori Bechtold of Symmes Township, Maggie Brownrigg of Anderson Township and Trey Adkison of Anderson Township enjoy CHCA’s prom.
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Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy students celebrated their annual school prom on April 21. Their event, themed “A Red Carpet Affair,” was held at Union Terminal. Students crowned their prom king and queen, and danced away the evening in their formal attire. Students pause for a photo at CHCA's downtown prom. From left: Logan Lally of Lebanon, Jessica Holliday of Mason, Maddie Drees of Mason, Ben Stevens of West Chester Township, Ellie Parker of Mason and Tanner Kuremsky of Symmes Township. THANKS TO CHCA
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy's Prom King and Queen were crowned at the event on April 21. Prom king is Sam Becker of Glendale, with his queen Hannah Grubb of Mason. THANKS TO CHCA
Cincinnati Country Day School recently announced new members of the Cum Laude Society, the Phi Beta Kappa organization for high schools, which recognizes superior scholastic achievement in students. Seven seniors inducted as juniors and seven more inducted as seniors make up 20 percent of the senior class who have the highest GPAs. In front, from left, are Audrey McCartney of Anderson Township, Victoria Mairal-Cruz of Mariemont, Haleigh Miller of Avondale, Anisa Tatini of Mason, Yichen Dong of Mason and Adriana Ungerleider of Montgomery. In back are Tyler Spaeth of Mariemont, Alex Levinson of Amberley Village, Jonas Luebbers of Mariemont, Michael Morgan of Indian Hill, Brad Hammoor of Symmes Township, Henry Pease of Indian Hill, Ari Knue of Amberley Village and Gail Yacyshyn of Anderson Township. THANKS TO RALPH JAVENS JR.
Careers Collaborative lauded Ten years ago, teachers for the Great Oaks Project SEARCH program and hospital employees recognized a problem. “We were helping young adults with specials needs begin careers in area hospitals,” said Harry Snyder of Great Oaks. “But as we worked together, we saw that other employees could move up the ladder if they had the right education and support. This would create openings in entry-level jobs, and more people could begin health care careers.” From that recognition, and with a unique partnership between public and private organizations, thousands of area workers have been trained for higherpaying jobs. Because of that success, the Health Careers Collaborative (HCC) was one of just 14 programs in the United States recognized by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) as “Promising practices…that have demonstrated promising re-
sults” in its report to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. “Our partners formed the Health Careers Collaborative to help our hospitals get the kinds of workers they needed,” said Sherry Kelley Marshall, president/CEO of the Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board (SWORWIB). “It’s the partnership that makes the Collaborative successful,” Snyder said. “Each organization plays a critical role.” Indeed, nearly every future employee being trained is touched by several schools or agencies. Many are referred to the program by the SWORWIB and its SuperJobs Center. Others are current entry-level employees at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Mercy Health Partners, TriHealth, UC Health or Black Stone Home Care, who pay for the training their employees receive. They may receive support from Dress for Success or Mercy Neighbor-
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Henize has CHCA back in a tennis state of mind By Nick Dudukovich firstname.lastname@example.org
SYCAMORE TWP. — The Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy tennis team may have taken an off year from the state tournament a season ago, but thanks to the stellar play of Logan Henize, Roger Phelps and Colin Kenney, the Eagles are back among the state’s elite. Henize was the last state qualifier for CHCA in 2010, when he teamed with Ben Tedrick at doubles. This season, Henize made his mark at singles in what is has been a competitive field. Henize admits there was a point earlier in the season where he was disappointed with his play against the city’s top competitors. “I had been playing a lot of top players and wasn’t doing too well against them,” he said. “I had to re-think the way I went into (matches).” Rather than try and hit the ball harder than his opponent, Henize decided he needed to develop strategies that would play more to his strengths. The West Chester resident added that his game was trending upward in time for the postseason. “Going into sectionals and districts, I’d been playing pretty well,” he said. Henize reached state by knocking off 2011 district qualifier Michael Barton of CCD in the sectional quarterfinals. At districts, he had what many consider the upset of the day when he knocked off Fenwick junior David Leesman, the top seed out of the Mason sectional in the opening round. He secured his spot at state by defeating Dan Sehlhorst of Lehman Catholic in the second round. CHCA head coach Lynn Nabors-McNally believes Henize did a good job of navigating
The action is intense as Hayley Baas, Sycamore senior, scores one of her four goals against Mason, May 24. This was the Division I regional final and the Lady Aves edged the Comets in thrilling 8-7 fashion. Early that week, Baas had recorded her 100th career goal at Sycamore.
Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy's Logan Henize competes during a tennis match at the Madeira Swim & Tennis Club April 23. AMANDA DAVIDSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
RESULTS FROM STATE CHCA state qualifiers Logan Henize, as well as doubles teammates Roger Phelps and Colin Kenney, lost during the first round of the Division II state tournament at Ohio State University May 25.
through the city’s tennis landscape. “I think, playing the kids he’s played, he’s done a good job, and coming out of our league alone, that’s pretty tough…I think he’s done pretty well.” At doubles, Phelps, who is from Loveland, and Kenney, who lives in Cincinnati, put together an impressive season, which included a win over St. Xavier’s No. 1 doubles team, according to Nabors-McNally. “They play really good together,” Nabors-McNally said. “They play like doubles is supposed to be played.” The duo took third at the district tournament, defeating the Indian Hill team of Alex Fixler and Will Jaroszewicz.
Lady Aves lacrosse goes to state semis Sycamore junior, Kathleen Gasset, rips a shot goalward in game action against Mount Notre Dame, May 21. The Lady Aves triumphed 16-11 to advance to the Division I regional final.
fter wins against Mount Notre Dame May 21 (16-11) and Mason May 24 (8-7), the Sycamore Lady Aves and coach Eddie Clark have advanced to the state semifinals in Division I of the Ohio Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association. Sycamore will take on Medina at 5:15 p.m. June 1. Should they win, they would face the Upper Arlington/Cleveland Heights winner in the state title game June 2 at 3:30. All games are at Mason High School.
Photos thanks to Terrence Huge
Sycamore's girls lacrosse team exalts as they leave the field after scoring a thrilling 8-7 victory over Mason May 24 to win the Division I regional and earn a spot in the state's final four tournament.
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Moeller's Riley Mahan celebrates with his teammates after beating Elder in the regional final May 25.
oeller opened up its twoday tournament stay at UC’s Marge Schott Stadium with a 3-0 no-hitter by Brian Burkhart against Anderson May 24. It was Burkhart’s first hitless gem, and he was aided by a runscoring hit from Ty Amann in the sixth inning and Spencer Iacovone’s two-run homer. The win put Moeller against GCL rival Elder in the regional final
May 25. Against the Panthers, sophomore Riley Mahan had a second inning two-run triple that gave the Crusaders the lead for good as they went on to win 6-4 to earn a Division I state semifinal spot. Moeller will play at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in Huntington Park in Columbus against Grove City.
Photos by Tony Tribble/For The Community Press
Moeller pitcher Brian Burkhart reacts after pitching a no-hitter against Anderson May 24 at Marge Schott Stadium at the University of Cincinnati. For a video with his post-game comments, see cincinnati.com/blogs/preps.
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MAY 30, 2012 • NORTHEAST SUBURBAN LIFE • A7
TOURNAMENT HIGHLIGHTS Girls track
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» Moeller lost to Mason on May 23, 11-6 to finish the season 12-8.
» Sycamore eliminated Mount Notre Dame on May 21, 16-11 to advance to the Division I regional semifinal against Mason May 24. The Lady Aves got by Mason 8-7 on May 24 to advance to the state semifinals, which begin June 1 at Mason High School.
» At the state tennis tournament in Columbus, both Sycamore doubles teams won their opening matches May 25. Juniors Dylan Stern and Nikhil Grandhi defeated a pair from Sylvania Northview, while junior Yuri Karev and freshman Nakul Narendran won their match with Toledo St. John’s. Both
Sycamore's Nakul Narendran plays in the OHSAA state tennis tournament May 26. Narendran and partner Yuri Karev advanced to the state doubles final before losing to Mason, 6-1, 6-1. JAY LEPRETE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Sycamore's Yuri Karev plays in the OHSAA state tennis tournament with partner Nakul Narendran. The Aviator duo made it to the state championship match. JAY
then advanced to the semifinals as Stern/Grandhi defeated Richfield Revere 6-3, 6-1 and Karev/Narendran downed Dublin Coffman 6-3, 7-5. On Saturday, May 26, Stern and Grandhi played Miguel Cepeda and Luke Tsai from Mason. Karev and Narendran played Jackson and Wyatt Heinz
from Bellbrook. Karev/Narendran defeated Bellbrook 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 to move to the Division I title match with Mason, but fell short 6-1, 6-1. Stern/Grandhi played in the consolation match with Bellbrook, finishing third with the win.
Salle May 19 advanced them to the Division I state quarterfinals against Hilliard Bradley May 26. The Crusaders won in three sets to move on to play Lakota West in the semifinals May 27, after deadline.
» Moeller’s Brian Burkhart no-hit Anderson in the
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Sycamore's Michael Richter has signed his national letter of intent to play volleyball at Adrian College. Seated from left are Michael's sister, Terri Richter, Michael Richter and his mother, Tina Richter. THANKS TO DAN BUCHANAN/SYCAMORE HIGH SCHOOL
Division I regional semifinal, 3-0 May 24. The win put the Crusaders in the regional final May 25 against Elder at UC’s Marge Schott Stadium. The Crusaders won 6-4 to advance onto the Division I state semifinals in Columbus May 31 at 7 p.m. at Huntington Park against Grove City.
The following individuals advanced to the Division I and II state championships at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University June 1-2. » Ursuline: Sydney Bell, 100, third; 200, third. » Sycamore: Bianca Rhodenbaugh, 400, fourth; Sam Siler, 3200, first place and Division I regional champion; Rosie Menyhert, 3200, fourth; Sycamore, 4x100 relay, second; Angela Harris, long jump, second. » Indian Hill: Elizabeth Heinbach, 3,200, second.
The following athletes advanced to the Division I state meet in Columbus June 1-2: » Sycamore: Nick Alston, 200, fourth; » Moeller: Isaiah Gentry, 400, second; Kevin Robinson-White, shot put, fourth.
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Aquatic Club swimmers perform at championships Cincinnati Aquatic Club’s Short Course Season ended in March with outstanding and exciting performances at championship meets by many swimmers. In December, senior Mack Rice traveled to Austin, Texas, for the Junior National Meet, where the top 18 and under age swimmers from across the country competed. Mack competed in four events, placing in the Top 25 in all of them (his top finish was in the 200 butterfly placing seventh) while setting three new CAC team records! There were more than 790 swimmers at this meet. Most CAC high school swimmers compete for their high schools during the season. A total of 25 high school Seahawks advanced to the state championships in Canton to represent their high schools. Of these 25, the majority placed in the Top16 at state, earning points for their school. Exciting Seahawk highlights at this meet were that Mack Rice beat his own state record in the 200 IM with a winning time of 1:49.23 and senior Nate Wagner of Mariemont was the state champion in the 100 freestyle with the winning time of 45:98. CAC high school swimmers competed at the Ohio Senior Championships for CAC, after their high school season ended. Claire Mongenas was the state champion in the 100 breaststroke. Hannah Vester’s fast swimming
contributed the most team points earning an overall eighth place amongst the women and Elizabeth Heinbach was a top swimmer as well, placing 13th overall. CAC placed fourth overall out of 35 teams. Age group (14 and under) Seahawk swimmers were equally impressive at their Junior Olympics State Championship Meet at Bowling Green University. A total 41 swimmers competed at this three-day meet where they achieved a fourth-place overall finish, up five spots from last year. Cooper Hodge won the 13-14 boys meet High Point award, by winning five events: 100 and 200 breaststroke, 200 backstroke and 200 and 400 IM. During this season, Cooper achieved Top 15 National Rankings in four events. Claire Gilmore, of the 13-14 girls Seahawks,
placed third overall in her age group, winning the 100 freestyle and achieving Top 8 in five other events! 10 year old, Alisha Ko was state champion in the 50 backstroke and in four additional events, she placed second or third. The 13-14 Lady Seahawks placed third overall with outstanding contributions from: Claire Gilmore, Elizabeth Drerup, Katherine Anning, Grace Stimson and Devin Landstra. The 800 freestyle relay of Drerup, Anning, Stimson and Landstra ranked 14th in the nation. Head coach Benson Spurling and head age group coach Kevin Rachal are enthusiastic about the upcoming Long Course Season. Training began in April and the first meet is in May in Lexington, Ky. Reach Spurling through the team website swimcincinnati.org or at 474-9461.
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A8 • NORTHEAST SUBURBAN LIFE • MAY 30, 2012
Editor: Dick Maloney, email@example.com, 248-7134
EDITORIALS | LETTERS | COLUMNS | CH@TROOM
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Time to get back on firm financial ground The American economy has reached a turning point, one that nobody but our enemies would wish for us to see. Our national debt is now bigger than our economy. The debt is just over $15.5 trillion; the economy is about half a trillion dollars behind that. This isn’t the first time the United States has been in such a spot. The last time was after the twin catastrophes of the Great Depression and World War II, when the country’s debt exceeded its output of goods and services
for three years straight. The House Budget Committee has drafted a roadmap to put the country back on firm financial ground. My colleague Paul Ryan, the committee’s chairman, has led this effort with no encouragement from the White House. The committee projects we could eliminate the budget deficit in 10 years. For some people, that’s too long. For others, never would be too soon. President Obama clearly has given up trying to bring the na-
CH@TROOM May 23 question Should applicants suspected of illicit drug use pay for and pass a drug test before receiving welfare benefits?
“Yes, this is a great idea. If they are tested positive, they should then be required to enter a substance abuse program to help them to escape their addiction. “That is a lot more compassionate than what we are doing today, which is enabling their bad habit and all the problems that it causes in their lives, the lives of their loved ones, and in society. “Crime would plummet, since a lot of it is done by people with drug and alcohol problems. Alcohol should also be part of this program.” T.H. “All applicants for welfare benefits, not just those 'suspected' of illicit drug use should be tested. Otherwise the state could be accused of profiling or discrimination. “Most employers today use drug screening of all potential employees. A person applying for welfare is essentially asking for a paycheck from the taxpayers. We, as employers, have a right to deny payment to any person whom we feel is undeserving, or may misuse the funds we provide.” R.W.J. “Such people should absolutely have to pass a drug test before receiving benefits. However, I would concede that the welfare organization should finance the cost of the test. Common sense.” Bill B. “Anyone receiving any type of welfare should have to pass a drug test.” L.A.D.B. “No it has already been declared unconstitutional. It is very expensive and not cost effective. “In states that have tried this the percentage of drug use was no higher than in the typical population and since addiction is considered a disease would the state then have to provide treatment. This is just another Republican stereotype.” K.S. “Applicants for almost any kind of job are expected to submit to a drug test, so why not for the job of being on the public dole? Why should we pay to feed someone's drug habit? 'Suspected’ is a sticky word, prone to interpretation. Test everyone who applies and re-
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“I like the general concept, but in our litigious society what low-paid civil servant is going to accuse a person of being a drug-user when that person has unlimited free legal help waiting with bated breath to sue the deep-pocket government?” R.V. “Absolutely! As a taxpayer, I demand it just as if I were a company hiring.” O.H.R. “I think the key word here is ‘suspected.’ I’m not sure how one would determine on what basis those singled out would be chosen and who would make that decision. “I’m really not that concerned about welfare fraud or the reincarnation of Reagan’s welfare queen scenario. I feel that there is so much cutting being done to social services and so much damage being done to every day workers that any amount of fraud would pale in comparison to the amount of need to keep people in basic human needs and services. “What I am more concerned about though would be the taxes I pay that are used to support the salaries of my representatives. “I feel like they are cheating me out of that money by basically standing idle and obstinate. It’s like paying someone top salary and benefits who can’t even preform the most base level tasks of what a company does. "So I think the question should be: Should candidates suspected of uncompromising, non-negotiable, ideologies, pass a test on the concept of compromise governing before receiving tax payer provided salary and benefits. "Public assistance recipients are not the problem. The problem are the politicians who are driving people towards public assistance all the while they hold their hands out, unashamed, to be gorging at the people’s diminishing financial resource trough.” I.P.
swing. Meanwhile, the House Budget Committee’s hundred-page “Path to Prosperity” has drawn a chorus of griping from the usual suspects, who complain that Chairman Ryan and his colleagues on the committee have conspired to pillage from the poor to boost the profits of the rich. If the opponents want to pick an ideological fight, Ryan’s not playing. “Both parties share the blame for failing to take action over the
years,” stated the House Budget Committee’s report. The budget’s rising tide of red ink comes from spending too much – not taxing too little. Saying “No” is something we’ll all have to practice because what drives the deficit is spending. Now, the Senate needs to act. The longer we wait, the more difficult our task will become. Jean Schmidt is the U.S. Representative in Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District.
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tion’s expenses in line with its income. His latest budget projects running deficits of half a trillion dollars for each of the next 10 Jean Schmidt COMMUNITY PRESS years, by which time we could GUEST COLUMNIST presume the president will have finished writing his memoirs, approved plans for his presidential library, and turned to perfecting his golf
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Recent innovation in health care has resulted in the use of technology in health care applications, ranging from actual physician care to maintenance of health records. A rapidly advancing component of health care technology includes the world of mobile health – that is, technology that makes use of mobile devices, including the ubiquitous cellular phone to assist in managing health and information. At a recent summit on mobile health technology presenters shared current and future thinking on wide-ranging applications using technology already available today to assist in the diagnosis and management of disease. For instance, a cardiologist at the convention demonstrated a mobile device able to perform an echocardiogram and ultrasounds. There were demonstrations of contact lenses that monitored glaucoma symptoms; photographic applications that track changes in skin conditions and test strips able to analyze and transmit data from droplets of saliva. Those who watched the Super Bowl a few of weeks ago may not have realized that while they were tuned into the most watched television event in US history mobile health technology was front and center. New England running back BenJarvis Green-Ellis was outfitted with a special chinstrap that detected, recorded and transmitted information on how hard he was hit throughout the game to gain insight into concussions. Similar technology is already in use in youth sports with an iPhone app that helps check kids for concussions and other head injuries. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said at the same conference that mobile applications can bridge the information gap between doctors and patients and help patients
take better charge of their health. “We’re talking about taking the biggest technology breakthrough of Tim Ingram all time (mobile COMMUNITY PRESS technology) and GUEST COLUMNIST using it to address our greatest national challenge (health care),” she told the audience. A PEW Research report released late last year indicated that 17 percent of mobile phone users used their devices to look up medical and health information. A Juniper survey estimated that 44 million health applications were downloaded in 2011. We are most fortunate here in Hamilton County to have been selected to pilot a mobile application to help with a significant local and national health issue – Type 2 diabetes. Called txt4health, the program is launching in three pilot communities – Cincinnati, Detroit and New Orleans. To use this free program (standard messaging charges may apply; consult your wireless carrier for details), people enroll by simply texting the word, “HEALTH” to 300400 using their cell phones. During the enrollment process, participants are asked a brief series of questions that assess their risk for Type 2 diabetes. Based on their responses, individuals receive text messages for 14 weeks with customized information to help them assess their type 2 diabetes risk level, set individualized goals for increased activity and weight loss and connect with local health care providers and the existing wellness and diabetes prevention resources available in our community. In Hamilton County, the pro-
gram is being coordinated by the Greater Cincinnati Beacon Collaboration and Hamilton County Public Health. Nationally, txt4health has been developed through a unique collaboration between the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Beacon Community Program and Voxiva. Why the focus on Type 2 diabetes, you might ask. Nearly 74,000 people in the Greater Cincinnati area have it. Nearly 30 percent of us are obese, which is a major risk factor for diabetes and other diseases. The txt4health program makes use of technology that research indicates 83 percent of us use – the mobile phone. The same research tells us that more than 70 percent of us use our phones to send and receive text messages. We encourage everyone to sign up for txt4health. While the focus is on diabetes there are messages for everyone dealing with healthy eating and exercise. The program will provide you some insight on the direction healthcare is heading in this country. Through the cooperation of our program partners you will also have access to health tips and referral to activities throughout the region. It would be wonderful to show Washington how Cincinnati lives up to its reputation as a leader in social media use and application by enrolling 25,000 area residents in txt4heatlh. However, please don’t enroll while driving. That’s an entirely different health concern! Tim Ingram is the Health Commissioner for Hamilton County.
Ways you can help reduce smog With summer right around the corner, air quality concerns are on the radar but the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency is here to help you find ways to reduce smog. On your way to work you may see “Smog Alert” flashing on the highway boards. It is especially important on smog alert days to fuel your car after sundown and to avoid any unnecessary driving. Even on days when there is not a smog alert, it is important to be aware of your pollution output. Every step toward a more sustainable lifestyle is a step toward a greener community. Here are some other smog-
reducing tips: » Take the bus (METRO: 513-621-4455 or TANK: 859-3318265). » Carpool; call 513-241Maria RIDE. Butauski » Bike, walk COMMUNITY PRESS or inline skate GUEST COLUMNIST instead of driving. » Avoid using gasoline powered lawn equipment. » Keep your vehicle maintained. » Do not leave vehicles running when not in use.
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» Do not top off when refueling. » Avoid use of oil-based paints and stains. » Save electricity; if you’re not using it, turn it off. More importantly, spread the word about ways your family and friends can be more environmentally friendly. Small actions really can make a significant impact. Cleaner air helps everyone have a healthier lifestyle. Maria Butauski is a public relations intern at the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency. She can be reached at 513-946-7777
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SUBURBAN LIFE WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012
PEOPLE | IDEAS | RECIPES
Sallie and Allen Cohen of Montgomery deliver boxes of Passover food. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN
Jewish Family Service volunteer coordinator Sandee Golden of Woodlawn explains the project to Binah UC students Sharon Rosner, Samantha Gerstein, Dora Powell, John Blevins and Anna Nagle. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN
Beth Schwartz of Kenwood with daughters Monica and Eve. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN
Jewish Family Service volunteers deliver Passover food to families in need
e love volunteering. When we did this last year we found the people to be so welcoming and appreciative to see visitors in their homes,” said Jewish Family Service volunteer Sarah Gentry, who was on her way to deliver boxes of Passover food to Cincinnati Jewish families in need. Sarah and her husband, Charles, were two of 115 volunteers who made the 14th annual Dr. Samuel S. Rockwern Passover Delivery of Jewish Family Service project another success. The high cost of Kosher for Passover food compelled families to volunteer their time to those less fortunate to ensure recipients had an adequate meal. Volunteers of all ages, from 3 to 84, delivered boxes filled with matzah, matzah ball soup mix, macaroons, gefilte fish, Passover candy, grape juice, nuts, apples, and a chicken dinner to 270 households, feeding approximately 450 individuals. Additional volunteers came during the week to sort the thousands of cans and boxes of donated food. Deliveries stretched more than 30 ZIP codes. The Dr. Samuel S. Rockwern Passover Delivery of Jewish Family Service involves more than just delivering food; it personally connects the volunteers with families. Beth Schwartz, Jewish Family Service executive director, delivered the food with her daughters Eve, 7, and Monica, 15. “We were invited to sit down at the kitchen table in one home where we were served Israeli cookies, Russian bubliks, fruit, and tea. We knew it gave our hosts great pleasure to serve us in their home,” Schwartz said. “The highlight was meeting a woman who was a Russian-Spanish translator. She and my daughter Monica (a freshman who has studied Spanish since 3rd grade) conversed together
Carolyn Wetzler of West Chester Township, Jeff Haas of Montgomery and Elana Wetzler of West Chester Township help prepare boxes of Passover food. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN Rabbi Gershom Barnard of Symmes Township, Eve Smiley of Kenwood and Monica Valentini of Kenwood prepare boxes of food.
Dennis Mitman and Susan Shorr (right of table) of Symmes Township check in volunteers. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN
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Adam and Richard Berhman of Wyoming load a car with boxes of Passover food. THANKS TO SHERRY
Rabbi Stuart Lavenda of Golf Manor and Ari Ziv of Montgomery carry boxes. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN
and both were surprised and delighted to discover their shared language.” This Passover delivery project was started by a group of dedicated volunteers in 1998 and continues to be embraced by the community. Cincinnati Hebrew Day School donated the storage and set-up facilities. Area congregations, organizations, and businesses collected the nonperishable, boxed food. The balance was purchased with monetary donations from The Rockwern Charitable Foundation, Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation, and individual community donors. Two area grocery stores made it easy for shoppers to donate. Remke/biggs at Highland and Ridge displayed signs with tearoff slips for shoppers to donate specifically to this project by adding $5, $10 or $20 to their purchase. Meijer on Marburg Avenue also tied in their Simply Give Food Pantry drive around
Bob and Diane Steele of Evendale. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN
Fouad and Mary Ezra of West Chester Township. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN
Passover, matching customer’s $10 donations to Jewish Family Service Food Pantry through May 19. No cash or food donations went to waste as the need for food continues throughout the year at Jewish Family Service Food Pantry, which feeds an average of 130 people each month. It is the only kosher food pantry in the region and is in space donated by Golf Manor Synagogue.
Wyoming residents Alex and Elizabeth Woosley help deliver food. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN
B2 • NORTHEAST SUBURBAN LIFE • MAY 30, 2012
THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, MAY 31
Tuesday Concerts in the Park, 7-9 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road, Music by Maple Knoll Big Band. Dress for weather. Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259; www.blueash.com. Blue Ash.
Art Exhibits Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 6300 Price Road, Art works inspired by John James Audubon’s exploration of the Ohio frontier. Family friendly. Presented by Greater Milford Area Historical Society. 248-0324; www.milfordhistory.net. Loveland.
Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 8740 Montgomery Road, Through Dec. 20. 891-8277. Sycamore Township. Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; www.mamavitas.com. Loveland.
On Stage - Comedy Kevin Brennan, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8-$14. Reservations required. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.
Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. Through June 28. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Book discussion group. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 673-0174. Blue Ash.
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The Montgomery Kiwanis fishing contest is 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Swaim Park, Zig Zag and Cooper roads. The fishing contest isfor ages 1-15. Cash prizes will be given for the first fish caught each half hour in each age group. Participants should bring their own rod and bait. The contest is free and is presented by Montgomery Kiwanis Club. Call 910-7068 with questions. AMANDA DAVIDSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to www.cincinnati.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to firstname.lastname@example.org along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to www.cincinnati.com and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. host of other free and discounted activities. Dress for weather. Family friendly. Free, no vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org/freefirsts. Symmes Township.
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Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 248-0324; www.milfordhistory.net. Loveland.
Kevin Brennan, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. Reservations required. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.
Friday Night Family Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Music by Brad Martin. Freshly grilled meals and music on dock. Meals: $7.75-$9.25. Parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. Through Aug. 31. 791-1663; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township. Dinner with Salsa Friends, 8-10 p.m., Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road, Private Room. Group dinner held on the first Friday of the month. $10. Presented by MidwestLatino. 791-4424; www.midwestlatino.com. Blue Ash.
Pick-Up Basketball, 10:30 a.m.-noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Men and women ages 25 and up. $15, free members. Through Dec. 28. 985-0900; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery.
Exercise Classes AquaStretch, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Involves being stretched by trained instructor in shallow water with 5-10 pound weights attached to body. Price varies. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.
Festivals All Saints Parish Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, All Saints Church, 8939 Montgomery Road, Friday: over 21 night, music by the Naked Karate Girls; $5 admission. Food, music, games and raffle. Presented by All Saints Parish. 792-4600; www.allsaints.cc. Sycamore Township. Mediterranean Food Fest, 5-11 p.m., St. James Orthodox Church, 6577 Branch Hill Miamiville Road, Food, games and rides for children, cultural photo opportunities and caricatures, belly dancers, cooking lessons, dance lessons and Middle Eastern music. $1. Through June 3. 544-4925; www.stjamesloveland.org. Loveland.
Music - Concerts Blue Ash Concerts on the Square, 8-11 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, The Devonshires. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. Through Aug. 17. 745-8550; www.blueashevents.com. Blue Ash.
Nature Free Firsts Appreciation Days, 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Residents can enjoy any park without the need for a motor vehicle permit, while enjoying a
bers. 985-0900; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery.
SATURDAY, JUNE 2 Benefits Starshine Charity Cornhole Classic, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Hahana Beach, 7605 Wooster Pike, Double elimination, split-thepot and prizes. Benefits StarShine Hospice of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Benefits StarShine Hospice of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. $60. 2721990; www.americancornhole.com/StarShineCharity.html. Columbia Township.
each half hour in each age group. Bring rod and bait. Free. Presented by Montgomery Kiwanis Club. 910-7068. Montgomery.
SUNDAY, JUNE 3 Art Exhibits Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 248-0324; www.milfordhistory.net. Loveland.
Festivals All Saints Parish Festival, 3-10 p.m., All Saints Church, Sunday: music by the Remains. 792-4600; www.allsaints.cc. Sycamore Township. All Fired Up, 1-5 p.m., Swaim Park, Zig Zag and Cooper roads, Art show and sale. Wide variety of works including painting, drawing, sculpture, glass, pottery, jewelry, etc. Children’s activities, music by the Bobby Sharp Trio and more. Free. Presented by Montgomery Arts Commission. 891-2424; www.montgomeryohio.org. Montgomery. Mediterranean Food Fest, 1-10 p.m., St. James Orthodox Church, $1. 544-4925; www.stjamesloveland.org. Loveland.
Music - Classical
Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two delicious, simple and easy meals. Ages 18 and up. $30. Registration required. 315-3943; www.peachyshealthsmart.com. Silverton.
Summer Carillon Concerts, 7 p.m., Mary M. Emery Carillon, Pleasant Street, “In Honor of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.” Listen in park as the carillonneur performs on a keyboard connected to 49 bells inside the tower. Tours of keyboard room and bells may be arranged through the carillonneurs. Free. Presented by Village of Mariemont. Through Sept. 3. 271-8519; www.mariemont.org. Mariemont.
On Stage - Comedy
Aqua Zumba, 9-10 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through Aug. 25. Safe, challenging, water-based workout. Saturdays, June 2-Aug. 25. $99-$120. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.
Kevin Brennan, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. Reservations required. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.
Festivals All Saints Parish Festival, 5:30 p.m.-midnight, All Saints Church, Saturday: music by the Rusty Griswolds. 792-4600; www.allsaints.cc. Sycamore Township. Mediterranean Food Fest, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., St. James Orthodox Church, $1. 544-4925; www.stjamesloveland.org. Loveland.
On Stage - Comedy Kevin Brennan, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. Reservations required. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.
Recreation Montgomery Kiwanis Fishing Contest, 9-11 a.m., Swaim Park, Zig Zag and Cooper roads, Fishing contest for ages 1-15. Cash prizes for first fish caught
Summer Camp - Arts Clay Works Youth Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-noon, Whistle Stop Clay Works, 119 Harrison St., June 4-8. Learn the art and craft of clay while having fun and exploring creativity. Classes are small, with maximum of 12 students per class. Students receive group and individual instruction at their own level. Ages 7-13. $220. Registration required. 683-2529; www.whistlestopclayworks.com. Loveland.
Summer Camp Miscellaneous Camp at the J, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Continues weekdays through June 8. Sports, art room, game room, swim lessons, indoor waterpark, outdoor pool, day trips, nature, crafts and music. Kindergarten-eighth grade Varies. 761-7500; www.JointheJ.org. Amberley Village.
Summer Camp - Sports Basketball Camp, 5:30-8:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Through July 19. Instruction by the Ohio Ballstars Organization. $55-$65. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.
TUESDAY, JUNE 5 Art Exhibits Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 248-0324; www.milfordhistory.net. Loveland.
Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second streets, Located at Loveland Station parking area: Route 48 and W. Loveland Ave. Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. Through Oct. 30. 6830491; www.lovelandfm.com. Loveland.
Health / Wellness
Acoustic Open Mic, 7-10 p.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road, Hosted by Bob Cushing. Through Dec. 17. 791-2753. Symmes Township.
Medicinal Herb Presentation, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tano Bistro, 204 W. Loveland Ave., Free. With Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum, holistic clinical pharmacist. Focus on antibacterial, gastrointestinal health and urinary tract health. Reservations required. 683-8266. Loveland. Women On Weights, 6-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through July 24. Focus on losing weight, decreasing body fat percentage and increasing strength and flexibility. $160-$199. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.
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Home & Garden
Stockpiling 101, 7 p.m., Blue Ash Branch Library, 4911 Cooper Road, Learn how to strategically use coupons to build your stockpile. Stockpiling Moms teach basics, store tips and more. Leave class ready to collect and organize your coupons and start building your stockpile. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6051. Blue Ash.
Compost in Your Backyard, 6 p.m., Robert L. Schuler Sports Complex, 11532 Deerfield Road, Learn how to balance a compost bin, what materials are compostable and where to purchase a compost bin. Includes free kitchen collector, “Simple Guide to Composting in Your Backyard,” magnet and $20 coupon for purchase of bin. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7734; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Sycamore Township.
MONDAY, JUNE 4 Karaoke and Open Mic
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Music - Concerts
On Stage - Theater
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Disney’s My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale, 7:30 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, $8. 745-8550; www.esptheater.org. Blue Ash.
Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 248-0324; www.milfordhistory.net. Loveland.
Pick-Up Basketball, 10:30 a.m.-noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free members. 985-0900; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery.
Music - Blues
Dilly Cafe, 6818 Wooster Pike, 561-5233; www.dillycafe.com. Mariemont.
Kid’s Healthy Cooking Classes, 4-6 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden, registered dietitian and nutrition science instructor, teaches children to be more health conscious by encouraging them to make healthy food choices and teaching them how to prepare and cook nutrientdense meals. Ages 11-14. $40. Registration required. Through Dec. 5. 315-3943; www.peachyshealthsmart.com. Silverton.
Support Groups Women’s Separation/Divorce Support, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Comprehensive Counseling Services Inc., 10999 Reed Hartman Highway, Gain comfort, strength and empowerment to move forward with your life. Led by licensed social worker. $35 per two-hour session. Registration required. 891-1533. Blue Ash.
SATURDAY, JUNE 9 Art Exhibits
TRX QuickBlast, 4:30-5 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn new training techniques to spice up current routine. Free. 985-0900. Montgomery.
Open Studios, 6-10 p.m., Loveland Art Studios on Main, 529 Main Ave., Open studios where more than 40 artists are showing their works in one building. Free. 683-7283; www.studiosonmain.com. Loveland.
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Great Grilling Cooking Demo, Noon-1 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Sample favorite quick and healthy ideas. $10, free for members. 985-0900. Montgomery.
Cincinnati Tri-State Knitting Guild Monthly Meeting, 1-3 p.m., Madisonville Branch Library, 4830 Whetsel Ave., Free. Presented by Cincinnati Tri-State Knitting Guild. 859-462-3333. Madisonville.
Recreation Pick-Up Basketball, 10:30 a.m.-noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free members. 985-0900; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery.
THURSDAY, JUNE 7 Art Exhibits Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 248-0324; www.milfordhistory.net. Loveland.
Home & Garden Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths Seminar, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, 7770 E. Kemper Road, Project consultants and designers discuss trends in kitchen and bath design. Light fare provided. Free. Presented by Neal’s Design Remodel. 489-7700; www.neals.com. Sharonville.
Cooking Classes Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, $30. Registration required. 315-3943; www.peachyshealthsmart.com. Silverton.
Health / Wellness Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, $110, $100 members. Reservations required. 985-0900; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery.
On Stage - Theater Disney’s My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale, 7:30 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, $8. 745-8550; www.esptheater.org. Blue Ash.
Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 891-8277. Sycamore Township.
Ultimate Frisbee, Noon-2 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Ages 20-35. Held outdoors on front lawn. Free. Through Aug. 25. 985-0900. Montgomery.
On Stage - Theater
Disney’s My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale, 7:30 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, 4433 Cooper Road, $8. Presented by East Side Players. 7458550; www.esptheater.org. Blue Ash.
2nd Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women, 8:30-11 a.m., Merrill Lynch, 5151 Pfeiffer Road, Suite 100, Workshop provides information and resources for women at all stages of divorce … before, during and after. Presented by attorneys, financial professionals and family therapists. Presenters include: Karen Levy, Beth Silverman, Sherri Slovin, Mary Ellen Malas, Kyra Raimey, Erinn McKee Hannigan, Marie Hill, Susan Steinberg and Fran Hendrick. Free. Presented by 2nd Saturday Cincinnati. 833-1518. Blue Ash.
Karaoke and Open Mic
Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, Donations accepted. 673-0174. Blue Ash.
FRIDAY, JUNE 8 Art Exhibits Audubon’s River, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 248-0324; www.milfordhistory.net. Loveland.
Dining Events Friday Night Family Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, Music by Kevin Fox. Meals: $7.75-$9.25. Parking permit required. 7911663; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township.
Exercise Classes AquaStretch, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, Price varies. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.
Music - Concerts Blue Ash Concerts on the Square, 8-11 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, The Websters. Free. 745-8550; www.blueashevents.com. Blue Ash.
Music - Jazz April Aloisio, 7:30-10:30 p.m.,
Special Events Concours d’Elegance Garage Party, 5 p.m., Porsche of the Village, 4113 Plainville Road, Theme: “Endless Summer.” Gourmet appetizer buffet and cocktails while viewing the displays of luxury and vintage automobiles. With silent auction. Hosted by Porsche of the Village, Maserati of Cincinnati, Volvo of Cincinnati and Beechmont Audi. $85 per person. Reservations required by 5 p.m. May 31. Presented by Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance Foundation. 271-3200; www.ohioconcours.com. Mariemont.
Tours Countryside Tour, Noon, Village of Mariemont, Square. Start at square for scenic drive through surrounding areas. Stop at a private museum and restoration shop featuring dozens of rare farm tractors before returning. Patron includes Cruisin’ for a Cure party and Concours d’Elegance. $35 per car. Registration required. 321-1951; www.ohioconcours.com. Mariemont.
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Rita’s rub adds flavor to fish tacos
I can’t tell you how many recipes I’ve had over the years for fish tacos. Some were complicated, some were easy and most were pretty good since I have alRita ways used Heikenfeld a homeRITA’S KITCHEN made spice rub. Today I was in a time crunch so I used a Southwestern blend from Colonel De Gourmet Herbs & Spices at Findlay Market instead of making my own rub. It was so good that I decided to leave the fish whole and serve it as an entree instead of as a taco. The time saved from making my own rub was happily spent in the garden, pulling weeds from the rows of Swiss chard and red onions.
Master recipe for Tex-Mex fish and tacos Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Fish 2 pounds firm white fish (I used halibut) Olive oil Southwestern seasoning
Brush fish on both sides with olive oil. Sprinkle on both sides with
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Rita's recipe for Southwestern-seasoned fish can be used by itself or as a component in fish tacos. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. seasoning. Roast 8-10 minutes depending upon thickness of fish, until it flakes with a fork. Don’t overcook. While fish is roasting, make sauce. To serve fish as an entree: Leave whole and serve sauce alongside or drizzled on top. I served mine with a side of potatoes. To make tacos: 8 tortillas (corn or flour), warmed 1 small head Napa cabbage, shredded or favorite greens, shredded
Break cooked fish into pieces and divide among tortillas. Top with cabbage and taco sauce. Serve with avocado wedges. Cathy’s cilantro scallion creamy sauce Cathy, an Eastern Hills Journal reader, gave me this recipe after I finished teaching a class on easy seafood entrees. “This is delicious on top of fish tacos,” she said. I used cilantro from the herb garden. You can also top the tacos with salsa, gua-
camole or pico de gallo sauce, if you want. Stir together: ¼ cup thinly sliced scallions/green onions Chopped cilantro to taste: start with 1⁄3 cup 3 tablespoons each sour cream and mayonnaise Grated rind from 1 lime Lime juice to taste: start with a scant 2 teaspoons and go from there 1 nice-sized clove garlic, minced Salt and pepper to taste Diced tomatoes (optional) Avocado slices to serve
I hope this is close to what Northern Kentucky reader John Meier is looking for. It’s adapted from a recipe by Jasper White, the famous New England cook. John loved Busken Bakery’s brown bread served in their downtown location. John enjoyed it with cream cheese and strawberries. Cooks Illustrated also has a wonderful recipe for Boston brown bread, which is a bit too long to include here. Check out their site for the recipe. To make strawberry (or pineapple) cream cheese, mix softened cream cheese with fresh diced strawberries and sweeten with confectioners sugar, or blend softened cream cheese with drained, crushed pineapple. You can also simply stir strawberry jam into softened cream cheese. Butter 1½ cups brown-bread flour (see note) 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 ⁄3 cup dark molasses 1 cup whole milk ½ cup raisins, currants, dried cherries, cranberries, apricots or your favorite dried fruit
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fruit. Fill coffee can with batter. It should come up only about two-thirds of the way. Cover top with foil and tie with string to make airtight. Place in a deep baking pan, put pan in oven and fill pan with boiling water halfway up the side of coffee can. Steam for two hours, checking water level after one hour. Add more boiling water if needed. Check by sticking a skewer into the bread; it will come out clean when done. Remove string and foil and allow to cool one hour before unmolding. Note: Brown bread flour is a specialty New England flour and can be hard to find. Make your own by combining equal amounts of whole wheat flour, rye flour and cornmeal. Store in freezer. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at email@example.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.
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Y honors Blue Ash, Montgomery teens April 17, at the School for Creative and Performing Arts. It is sponsored by Tom Gill Bird Chevrolet. Lang knows, with dreams and determination, all things are possible. A member of the National Honor Society and the National Society for High School Scholars, her long term goal is to serve others as a health care provider
and an officer in the United States Army. In that pursuit, she was selected to participate Paxson in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine and the TAP MD of the Greater Cincinnati Health Council. Her passion for nurturing children has found her teaching Sunday School at her parish for six years, and, through the America’s
National Teenager Scholarship Organization, volunteering at and raising funds for the Constand Boys and Girls Club. She also gives of her time through numerous other community and school projects. When Paxson gets involved with a cause or an activity, he puts his whole heart in it. He contributes by being sensitive to others yet driven to succeed; and that leadership style has earned him great respect. It is because of his character values that he was honored first after the eighthgrade with the Daniel Buckley Award and then with his golf team’s Magis Award. A member of the St. Xavier honor roll and the National Honor Society, Paxson manages his academics with volunteer work that has included brightening days for patients of Children’s Hospital, passing on his love of golf to kids, helping to coordinate a Christmas party for Chase Elementary School students, and packing food at Matthew 25: Ministries. His personal battle with oral cancer inspired his leading his golf team’s fundraiser for cancer research. Sharing his story
encouraged others to participate and collect almost $27,000 –$2,200 of which was Lang raised by Paxson himself. Bird lives every day by the words of Gandhi, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Beneath her reflective demeanor is an intrepid leader with extraordinary maturity. The past three years she has spent time in the oncology unit at Mercy Mt. Airy Hospital offering a listening ear and reassuring hug to patients. It isn’t easy being there for people who have a terminal illness, but those who have been touched by Angela call her a blessing. And not just at the hospital. Every Saturday she volunteers at the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Bird has also taken on many roles at her church from participating in mission trips to coordinating collections to being a teacher’s aide. With Gandhi as her inspiration, it should come as no surprise that Bird hopes to one day work as a missionary in Calcutta or Bolivia. Highly respected by her peers, Constad is always
seeking the right thing and encouraging others to follow. Those are the strengths she brings to her school roles as a swimmer and lacrosse player, captain of the junior varsity soccer team, class president and a member of her principal’s Advisory Committee. Additionally, she gives of her time to the Bread of Life Outreach and serves on the youth council at her church. Through the Northeast Community Challenge Coalition, Constad speaks and plans events aimed at stopping bullying and underage drinking. Staff and volunteers at YMCA Camp Ernst were impacted by her pure joy in life and caring nature when she participated in the Camp’s Crew Program responsible for maintaining clean grounds. are among 40 teens being honored by the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati for exemplifying the values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility. “Our YMCA Character Award recipients are each making their own very powerful difference in their own personal way. They are shining examples of what the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati is all about,” said Rebecca Kelley, YMCA group vice president.
Montgomery teens Stephanie Lang, a student at Ursuline Academy, and Nicolas Paxson, a student at Sycamore St. Xavier High School, and Blue Ash teens Angela Bird, a student at Ursuline Academy, and Sara Constad, a student at Sycamore High School, are among 40 teens being honored by the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati for exemplifying the values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility. The 15th annual YMCA Character Awards were
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More than 320 teens and 120 chaparones attend the Jewish Teen Shabbaton in New York City. THANKS TO RABBI BEREL COHEN
Jewish teens go on spiritual adventure Group from Chabad part of Shabbaton BLUE ASH — It was a riveting weekend for the 320 Jewish teens from 54 communities from Las Vegas to Vienna attending the International Jewish Teen Shabbaton in Crown Heights, N.Y.
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Fresh Air classes in June Cincinnati Horticultural Society will again conduct Fresh Air School summer camp and individual classes at The Meade House, 11887 N. Lebanon Road, Symmes Township. Children 4- to 10-yearsold will enjoy cooking, gardening and arts and crafts. For registration information and sign up visit www.cincyflowershow. com. Camps $60 each; classes $15. A special rate is available for Symmes Township residents.
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» June 21: Butterfly Gardening – Help plant the Meade House Butterfly Garden and learn about what plants attract certain butterflies to the garden. Decorate a butterfly cookie and pot a flower to take home. » June 28: Pizza Gardening – Plant a pizza garden, make a pizza herb mix, and prepare a mini veggie pizza to eat. » July 12: Edible Plants – Learn about plants that are edible, make strawberry shortcake, and pot a strawberry plant to grow at home. » July 19: Historical Gardening – Visit the log cabin on the Meade property and learn how people gardened in the late 1800’s. Make homemade root beer and apple pie. » July 26: Honey & Bees – Meet a beekeeper and learn how honey is made, learn about nectar plants,
The Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate the 2012 Annual Award Winners! LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD: (51 or more employees) London Computer Systems
SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD: (1-50 employees) Tano Bistro & Catering
EMERGING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD: Vibe Nutrition
WOMEN OWNED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD: Whistle Stop Clayworks
NON PROFIT OF THE YEAR AWARD: New Hope Baptist Church
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RELIGION Ascension Lutheran Church
Sunday worship services are at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. with programs for all ages at 9:45 a.m. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288, www.ascensionlutheranchurch.com.
Brecon United Methodist Church
The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Samaritan Closet hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Samaritan Closet offers clothing and food to people with demonstrated needs. Bread from Panera is available on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Samaritan Closet is next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 489-7021.
Church of the Saviour United Methodist
Summer children’s weekday program is 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Register online at www.cos-umc.org. Register for vacation Bible school at www.cos-umc.org. Morning VBS is 9:30 a.m. to
noon, June 25-29; and evening VBS is 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6-10. The rummage sale is coming from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 31, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1. The annual craft show is recruiting vendors to buy space at the show. Register at www.cos-u.c.org/ craftshow.htm. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242; 791-3142; www.cos-umc.org.
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
The church has Roman Catholic Mass with contemporary music Sundays at 4 p.m. The Mass draws worshipers of all ages. Come early to get acquainted with the new songs which begin at 3:45 p.m. Stay after Mass on the first Sunday of each month for food, fun, and fellowship. The church is at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 503-4262.
Lighthouse Baptist Church
Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Sunday morning service is 11 a.m. Sunday evening service is 6 p.m. and Wednesday service is 7 p.m. Master Clubs are 7 p.m., Wednesdays. The church is meeting at Raffel’s Blue Ash Banquet Center, 11330 Williamson Road, Blue
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Montgomery Community Church
The church is offering a sevenweek class entitled “After the Boxes are Unpacked” for women who are new to the Cincinnati area or are looking to connect with their community. Child care is provided. Call the church or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The church is at 11251 Montgomery Road; 489-0892; www.mcc.us; www.facebook.com/after theboxes.
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
Save the dates for Vacation Bible School: Thursday, July 19 through July 22. The theme is “SKY: Where kids discover that everything is possible with God.” Jawin’ with John is back. Bring wine and cheese and speak with Father John in an informal setting. Upcoming dates are from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, and Thursday, May 31. The St. Barnabas Youth Choir practices following Holy Communion at the 9:30 a.m. service and ends promptly at 11:15 a.m. All young people are welcome. The St. Barnabas Band practices from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Youthful singers and instrumentalists are needed. The next meeting of the St. Barnabas Book Club is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, in the library. The group will discuss the novel “My Father’s Paradise” by Ariel Sibar.
Sunday worship services are 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401; www.st-barnabas.org.
Sycamore Christian Church
Sunday worship and junior worship services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Adult and Youth Bible studies each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Women’s Study Group at 6:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month. Includes light refreshments and special ladies study. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891.
Sycamore Presbyterian Church
Join us in worship at 8:45 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for age 3 to grade 12 meets at 10:45 a.m. Childcare is available in the nursery during the 9:45 and 10:45 services for infants through age 2. Weekly adult study opportunities are also offered. Details on these and other programs can be found on the church website calendar or by calling the church office. Vacation Bible School: “Operation Overboard” will be June 18-22. Space is still available for first through sixth grades. Register online (Children’s Ministries link) or by calling the church office. The church is at 11800 MasonMontgomery Road, Symmes Township; 683-0254; www.sycamorechurch.org.
Bollywood Night for Boomers Escape for an evening filled with the tastes and sounds of India at the Mayerson JCC at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 10, when the JCC hosts “Bollywood Night for Boomers!” The JCC is at 8485 Ridge Road, across from the Ronald Reagan Highway. Enjoy: » traditional Indian food catered by Amma’s Kitchen (certified kosher), with a wide range of flavors and choices, either mild or spicy. » authentic dancers
from the Indian Cultural Center. » The cash bar will even have a special Star of India drink. The first 50 people who RSVP for Bollywood Night will get a free Star of India drink. Bollywood for Boomers is open to everyone, but J Members enjoy a special cost savings. J Member advantage price is $15; public, $20. Call the JCC at (513) 761-7500 or visit www.JointheJ.org.
Mason, Emma most popular baby names The Social Security Administration has announced the most popular baby names in Ohio for 2011. Mason and Emma topped the list. The top five boys and girls names for 2011 in Ohio were: Boys: Mason, Jacob, Noah, William and Liam. Girls: Emma, Sophia, Ava, Olivia and Isabella The federal government’s top official for baby names, Michael J. Astrue, commissioner of
Social Security, announced Sophia and Jacob were the most popular baby names in the U.S. Here are the top 10 boys and girls names for 2011: Boys: Jacob, Mason, William, Jayden, Noah, Michael, Ethan, Alexander, Aiden, Daniel Girls: Sophia, Isabella, Emma, Olivia, Ava, Emily, Abigail, Madison, Mia, Chloe
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Arrests/citations Angela N. Paskins, 22, 9168 Kenwood Road, domestic harm (physical violence with one prior conviction) at 9168 Kenwood Road, May 17. Juvenile, 15, domestic harm (physical violence with one prior conviction) at 11090 Oak Ave., May 19. William C. Lackner, 62, 9528 Bluewing Terrace, petty theft at 4100 Hunt Road, May 16. Michael R. Mcvey, 34, 2121 Vine St. Apartment 31, traffic warrant, criminal trespass, petty theft, traffic warrant at 4100 Hunt Road, May 16. Samantha Cole, 26, 11968 Cadillac Drive, misdemeanor warrant, criminal trespass, petty theft, misdemeanor warrant, misdemeanor warrant, misdemeanor warrant, misdemeanor warrant, misdemeanor warrant, misdemeanor warrant at 4100 Hunt Road, May 16. Christopher M. McGrath, 29, 11950 Snider Road, drug possession, possessing drug abuse instruments at 10440 Plainfield Road, May 19. Jeffery Allen Barnes, 35, 2510 Hemlock St., possession or use of a controlled substance at 11401 Reed Hartman Highway, May 20. Kinyada Henderson, 39, 921 William Howard Taft 112, possession or use of a controlled substance at 11401 Reed Hartman Highway, May 20. Antonio D. Colson, 33, 2604 Price St., possession or use of a controlled substance, possession or use of a controlled substance, possessing drug abuse instruments at 5900 Pfeiffer Road apartment 104, May 21. Robert Clifford Morris Jr., 25, 613 Forest Apartment 2167, misdemeanor warrant, drug paraphernalia at 11026 Williamson Road, May 15.
Incidents/investigations Assault (knowingly harm) At 6811 Creek Road, May 21. Grand theft of motor vehicle A woman said someone took a
The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Blue Ash, Chief Chris Wallace, 745-8573 » Montgomery, Chief Don Simpson, 985-1600 » Sycamore Township, Lt. Dan Reid, 792-7254 » Symmes Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 683-3444 white four-door Grand Prix at 3787 Fox Run Drive, May 15. Petty theft A man said someone took an LG 42-inch flat screen television, value $750, from Maverick Corp. at 11379 Grooms Road, May 16. A woman said someone took an iPhone cassette adapter, value $20, and an iPhone charger, vaue $40 at 3783 Fox Run Drive, May 16. Receiving stolen property At 10280 Alliance Road, May 16. Theft A woman said someone took a First National MasterCard debit/credit card at 5160 Brasher Ave., May 15. A woman said someone took a black Kate Spade purse, value $25, and its contents, including a cell phone, value $30 at 3811 Fox Run Drive apartment 1121, May 21.
MONTGOMERY Arrests/citations None reported.
Incidents/investigations Theft A woman said someone took $40 cash and a $60 worth of gift cards to Kohl’s, Olive Garden and Home Depot at 10500 Montgomery Road, May 17.
SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Robert Weeks, 32, 118 Main Street, possession at Reading Road and Sherman, May 9. Justin Maupin, 25, 5143 School
Road, operating vehicle intoxicated at Ohio 126 W. Round, May 12. Andrea Lovett, 25, 1233 Vernon St., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, May 12. Julie Adams, 45, 4408 Carter Ave., drug abuse at 8000 Reading Road, May 10.
Incidents/investigations Aggravated robbery Reported at 7707 U.S. 22, May 8. Assault Victim struck at 4060 E. Galbraith Road, May 10. Burglary Residence entered and necklaces of unknown value removed at 8432 Wetherfield Lane, May 9. Residence entered and pills of unknown value removed at 3877 Limerick Ave., May 12. Criminal damaging Vehicle damaged at 8740 Montgomery Road, May 9. Paint of vehicle removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, May 12. Drug abuse instruments Reported at 8025 Reading Road, May 7. Identity theft Reported at 8159 Starting Gate Lane, May 8. Reported at 8408 St. Clair Ave., May 10. Theft Shoes valued at $100 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, May 7. Hats valued at $250 removed at 7878 U.S. 22, May 8. Pipe cutter valued at $300 removed at 7685 Fields Ertel Road, May 4.
10817 Fallsington Court: Bank Of New York Mellon The to Thompson Mark Tr; $80,000. 4123 Fox Hollow Drive: Shutts Martin L. & Deborah S. to Wallis Christopher R.; $235,000. 4474 Leslie Ave.: Hadley Edward E. & Louise E. to Collins Tom; $40,000. 9146 Fidelis Drive: Foley James V. Trs & Mary M. Trs to Merritt Michael A. & Kathleen M.; $190,000. 9291 Bluewing Terrace: Barrett Ian R. to Van Dam Karen J. & Dennis L.; $360,000. 9479 Hunters Creek Drive: Hahn John K. & Frances A. to Ahmed Farid & Musammat Haider; $103,000. 9742 Troon Court: Lambert Reuben Stanley Jr. to Eichel Margaret; $213,500.
10555 Crescendo Court: Miller Jeffrey Lee & Marcia Ann to Vancamp Aaron L.; $195,982. 7601 Cooper Road: Byerly Lee & Karen to Byerly Ryan & Car A.; $230,000. 7945 Schoolhouse Lane: Neubeck Mary E. & Stephen J. to Rasor Stephanie L. & Daniel S.; $329,000. 8514 Capricorn Drive: Clark
Ann Tr & Catherine Clark Tr to Allison John H.; $250,000. 8821 Weller Road: Fitch Anne Marie to Busdeker Lance & Abigail C. Jansen-Busdek; $313,000. 8821 Wellerstation Drive: Malewicz Steven & Gina to Felss Charles T. & Kristy L.; $330,000.
10837 Lakehurst Court: Stephenson Jeffrey S. & Amy to Brooks William R. & Amanda C.; $127,000. 12146 Bearvalley Court: Sickles Victoria Trs to Kelly Patrick R. & Lisa M. Davis; $294,000. 4459 Emerald Ave.: Hollon Leonard to Km Capital Management LLC; $10,000. 5975 St. Regis Drive: Piast George & George J. to Cahill Sean P. & Cristyn D.; $175,000. 7260 Timberknoll Drive: Rosenberger Roger D. & Jacqueline J. to Vasiliadis Johnathon A. & Leah M.; $307,000. 7355 Keller Road: Mcdermott Joann Co-Tr & Patrick C. Co-Tr to Zandvakili Arash & Zohreh Shahrokhshahi-Af; $343,500. 8271 Cornell Road: Structurx LLC to Cornell Snider Medical Office LLC; $340,000. 8362 Frane Lane: Gossard Jane
Ann Tr to Martin Matthew J. & Molly Elizabeth; $180,000. 8701 Shagbark Drive: Koenig Margaret M. to Shearn Jason & Malin A.; $280,500.
Enyart Road: Tres Anos LLC to Umarova Kamola & Ravshan Mahmud; $90,000. 10959 Shadow Glen Drive: Eversmann Edith E. & David A. to Mayer Brian L. & Danielle L.; $269,900. 11765 Thistlehill Drive: Winter Brian W. to Muirheid Lee M.; $155,000. 11787 Woodwind Drive: Morris Erin to Cincy Realty Solutions Ll; $110,000. 11801 Vaukvalley Lane: Kelly Joseph W. to Christoforou Mario & Veneti A.; $95,265. 11971 Streamside Drive: Lee James L. & Angela to Politis Julian A.; $302,000. 12011 Carrington Lane: Sohngen William T. to Banks Jeff & Michelle R.; $60,000. 12026 Maxim Ave.: Henry Martha N. to Quo Chang Feng & Xinyuan Tan; $140,000. 7773 Camp Road: Montag Julie Frances to Eagles Wing Properties Ll; $80,000. 7890 Clement St.: Caldwell Gladys Marie to Emerson Gregory S@4; $110,000.
Natalie Fossier 6th Annual Silent Auction Friday, June 1st 6pm - 9pm at Traci’s Sports Lounge Natalie’s Fly Thru the Park 5K Run/Walk will be held at Miami Meadows Park on Saturday, July 14th For Registration and additional Event Information including a list of Silent Auction Items visit:
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Connections by OnStar Hands Free Calling capability from OnStar allows you to safely make and receive calls from your Cadillac. With MyCadillac and OnStar MyLink mobile apps, you can access and control your Cadillac from anywhere you have cell phone service. All Cadillac models come with 1 year of OnStar service.
Warranty Protection Cadillac Powertrain Warranty is 30K miles more than Lexus and 50K more than BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The 4-year/50,000-mile Bumper-To-Bumper Limited Warranty covers repairs on your entire vehicle, including parts and labor, to correct problems in materials or workmanship.
Emergency by OnStar In a crash, built-in sensors can automatically alert an OnStar Advisor who is immediately connected into your Cadillac to see if you need help sent to your exact location. Other OnStar emergency services include Injury Severity Predictor and First Assist. All Cadillac models come with 1 year of OnStar service.
Diagnostics by OnStar With best-in-class diagnostics from OnStar, maintaining your Cadillac can be as simple as checking your email or your OnStar MyLink mobile app. Every month you can receive an email with the status of key operating systems. All Cadillac models come with 1 year of OnStar service.
Security by OnStar If you’ve reported your Cadillac stolen, OnStar can use GPS technology to help authorities quickly locate and recover it. On most Cadillac models, an Advisor can send a Stolen Vehicle Slowdown® or Remote Ignition Block signal to help authorities safely recover it. All Cadillac models come with 1 year of OnStar service.
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Navigation by OnStar Just push the OnStar button and ask the Advisor to download directions to your Cadillac, and a voice will call out every turn. You can also plan routes from Google Maps™ or MapQuest.com® to your Cadillac. All Cadillac models come with 1 year of OnStar service.
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(1) Whichever comes ﬁrst. See dealer for details.(2) See dealer for limited warranty details.(3) Visit onstar.com. for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. (4) OnStar MyLink is available on 2011 and newer vehicles, excluding STS. (5) CTS closed end lease 39 months/10k per year lease $309 mo. $995 due at signing, no security deposit required with highly qualiﬁed approved credit. Total of payments $12051. (6) SRX closed end lease 39 months/10k per year lease $429 mo. $995 due at signing, no security deposit required with highly qualiﬁed approved credit. Total of payments $16731. $.30 cents per mile penalty overage. Purchase option at termination. All offers are plus tax license and fees. Not available with some other offers. See dealer for details. Vehicle / equipment may vary from photo. In stock units only, while supplies last. Expires 5/31/2012
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UC program brings smiles to faces Norwood students visit BA campus Sixth-five students from Norwood City Schools in two thru five grades spent a school day at UC Blue Ash College where they received free preventive dental care, including Xrays, cleaning, a fluoride treatment and necessary sealants from a supervised UCBA dental hygiene student. In addition, students had the opportunity to tour
Legal Notice The Reading Board of Zoning Appeals will meet on Thursday, June 14, 2012, at 6:30 pm in Council Chambers. The purpose of the meeting is to hear an appeal of a 6’ fence at 312 Rainbow Ridge and a variance for lot and yard regulations at 201 Walnut Street. The public is invited to attend. Patrick Ross Safety Service Director 1705449
campus and speak with current college students about their experience. The “Crest and Oral B” event was hosted by UCBA in partnership with the Cincinnati Dental Hygienists’ Association and sponsored by Crest Oral B. Students were clustered into four groups, which followed various program tracks throughout the day. Each group had the opportunity to view an oral health presentation and participate in a Crest Oral B workshop that fostered good dental health care. In addition, the rotating schedule allowed each group of students approximately an hour in the Dental Hygiene clinic while other groups visited the college’s Veterinary Technology building and library, participated in educational learning games and an interactive Biology workshop, and met with UCBA student ambassadors. Other activities included sessions on “How the Brain Works” and “Strategic Movement Technique for Kids.”
Upcoming events at Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive in Blue Ash. Call 984-1234 for more information:
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Norwood City School students get a first-hand look at UC Blue Ash CollegeÕs library during the recent UC Smiles event. THANKS TO PETE BENDER UC Blue Ash instruction librarian Lauren Wahman shares tips for better using libraries to third-grade students from Norwood City Schools. THANKS TO
CITY OF BLUE ASH, OHIO HAMILTON COUNTY LEGAL NOTICE The City of Blue Ash is seeking Statements of Qualifications from professional firms licensed to perform work in the State of Ohio, for Civil Engineering, Architectural Design and Construction Management services for the Blue Ash Airport Park. Interested parties can obtain the Request for Qualifications on the City’s website at www.blueash.com, by contacting the Public Works Director’s office at (513) 7458538 or via e-mail at email@example.com. Sealed Statements of Qualifications are due by 5:00 p.m. on June 13, 2012 to: Public Works Director, City of Blue Ash, 4343 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, Ohio 45242. By order of the Council of the City of Blue Ash, Ohio.
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GAMES-FOOD-RIDES-SILENT AUCTION-GAMBLING Festival Hours: Friday - 6pm-12am Saturday - 6pm-12am Sunday - 4pm-10pm
Live Music: 8pm: The Whammies 8pm: The Karate Girls (NKG) 6pm: Midnight Special
The City of Reading at the City Hall Building, 1000 Market Street, Reading, Ohio 45215 will receive sealed bids until 10:00 a.m. local time on June 8, 2012. Bids will be opened and read in the Council Chambers immediately thereafter, for the purpose of entering into a contract for KNOLLCREST DRIVE IMPROVEMENTS . Each bid must be made in accordance with the plans & specifications which are now on file in the general offices of the City of Reading. Cost of the plans & specifications is $25.00 (non-refundable). Bid envelopes should have the date of the bid on the outside and be plainly marked: "KNOLLCREST DRIVE IMPROVE MENTS". Each proposal shall contain the full name and address of every person, firm or corporation interested in the same and if a corporation, the name and address of the president and secretary, and shall be accompa nied by a bond given in favor of the City of Reading, Ohio for an amount equal to at least 10% of the total amount of the bid, with surety or sureties satisfactory to the City of Reading from a surety company authorized to do business in Ohio. The bond shall provide that the bidder shall, within 30 days after notice of acceptance of his proposal, enter into a contract and give an acceptable bond in the sum of not less than 100% of the contract price to properly secure performance within the contract time. The amount of the bond to be paid to the City as stipulated or liquidated damages in case of failure or refusal to enter into the contract as provided. If the proposal is not accompanied by a bond, then it must be accompanied by a certified check on a solvent bank for an amount equal to at least 10% of the total amount of the bid, made payable to the City of Reading which shall be forfeited to the City if the bidder fails to enter into a contract with the City and furnish the 100% of the contract price for the faithful performance thereof within 30 days after notice of acceptance of proContractors must comply with all posal. federal and state laws regarding safety standards, etc. Prevailing wage project. The City of Reading reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive irregularities. The bond/check of unsuccessful bidders, or the amounts thereof, will be returned. City of Reading, Ohio Patrick Ross Safety Service Director 1705462
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The Chris Murphy and Reflektion multipiece entertainment group will have everyone dancing as they perform songs from Swing and Broadway musical styles on Saturday, June 16, at the Sycamore Senior Center in Blue Ash. Advance tickets are available for $10 each or $15 per couple and tickets are limited, so take advantage of the early bird savings. Those preferring to purchase at the door are charged $15 each or $20 per couple. A cash bar and light refreshments will be provided. Please call 9841234 for more information or to purchase advanced tickets.
Sycamore Center Art Show
The Sycamore Center Artists will present its annual art show with a grand opening from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 14. The works will be in the Art Room as well as displayed throughout the Sycamore Senior Center, with a special evening previewing from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13. The Sycamore Senior Center’s hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Arrive early during the daytime showings and enjoy a tasty lunch at the Sycamore Café and then visit the show. All works on display are for sale and were created by the members of the Center’s Artists Group. The Sycamore artists meet weekly and welcome all, from beginners to practicing artists wishing to refresh and enhance their skills with uplifting and encouraging experiences. The exhibit will continue through June 21. For more information, please call Rose Parker at 931-7305 or Kathy Timm at 686-1010.
Adult Theatre Camp
The talented faculty of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music will bring out the performer in you with a July 9-July 13 Theatre Camp program designed for adults over 40, to be held on the Sycamore Senior Center campus. The first of its kind program in the Cincinnati area, is designed to develop personal abilities in acting, musical theatre and improv. At the end of the camp week, there will be a special performance for family and friends. More information is available at the Sycamore Senior Center, by calling 513-556-2595, or by accessing ccm.uc.edu/prep/ CCM _summer/ AdultTheatreCamp.html