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WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012

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Apt. plan loses Hills may resubmit 49Hundred proposal By Jeanne Houck jhouck@communitypress.com

BLUE ASH — Would-be developers of a resort-style apartment complex in downtown Blue Ash have struck out once again before a city body – despite modifications designed to mollify residents and businesses opposed to the project. The Blue Ash Downtown Design Review Committee voted 3-3 Wednesday July 11 on the pro-

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posed development by Hills Properties of Blue Ash, which presented changes to its plans for the former Thriftway/Kroger site on Hunt Road that included reducing the number of apartments from to 235 to 224. That’s according to Kelly Harrington, assistant Blue Ash city manager, who said the project needed a majority vote. Downtown Design Review Committee members in favor of the proposed apartment complex were Stan Better, John Eisenmann and Dan Johnson. Members who voted against the proposed apartment complex were

Lincoln plans get city approval The Blue Ash Downtown Design Reveiew Committee turned down plans by Hills Properties for a resort-style residential community, with luxury amenities, elevators and parking garage at the property formerly occupied by a Thriftway grocery store in Downtown Blue Ash.

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Mike LeVally, Ray Schafer and Jim Sumner. Hal Silverman was absent. “If Hills so desires, they can appeal this decision to (the Blue

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Ash Board of Zoning Appeals) after the minutes of (the July 11) meeting are approved at the next See HILLS, Page A2

By Jeanne Houck MONTGOMERY — Lincoln is coming to Montgomery – the car dealership, not the author of the Gettysburg Address. Montgomery Lincoln and Tollhouse Properties of Montgomery have cleared hurdles with the Montgomery Board of Zoning Appeals, the Montgomery Planning Commission and Montgomery City Council to open the dealership at 9620 Montgomery Road. “All the approvals are in place and they have started work at the site,” said Frank Davis, Montgomery’s director of community development. “The one accessory building has been removed, the lot regraded, and the new front façade has started. “I don’t have a timetable on when they will be done and

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Sounds of Sycamore, Sycamore Junior High School’s student choir, take a picture break while performing at the World Choir Games in downtown Cincinnati. They won the highest-level silver diploma. PROVIDED

Sounds of Sycamore ‘silver’ Choir earns Level X diploma at World Games By Jeanne Houck jhouck@communitypress.com

BLUE ASH — Electrifying. That’s what it was when Sounds of Sycamore, Sycamore Junior High School’s student choir, performed at the World Choir Games in downtown Cincinnati, said choir director Linda Gartner of Symmes Township. The judges must have felt the same way. A five-member judging panel with representatives from Armenia, Canada, China, Greece and the United States awarded Sounds of Sycamore a Level X Silver diploma, the highest of

the silver-level ratings. “Every single one of us could not believe the experience of performing in the grand ballroom at Duke Energy Convention Center for 1,000 people from all over the world,” Gartner said. “Our students certainly had their A-plus game on. As they walked on to the risers I witnessed every single face beaming with smiles. “They were so excited. While we were all a little nervous at the early morning sound check, by the time we performed we were all just ready to See SOUNDS, Page A2

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Sycamore Junior High students participated in the National Science League. See Schools, A5

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BRIEFLY Farmers market at UC Blue Ash

UC Blue Ash college will host a farmers’ market on Thursdays now through Sept. 20. The market will be open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the campus off Plainfield Road.

Blue Ash releases fitness videos

Blue Ash has launched the Blue Ash Fitness Minute, a new video series featuring Blue Ash Recreation Center trainers discussing fitness topics and other health-related issues on the Blue Ash Recreation YouTube channel.

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Symmes has zoning vacancy

The Symmes Township Board of Trustees is seeking to fill a position on the Zoning Commission due to an expiring term. The appointment is for a five-year period beginning in September. Residents of the township interested in applying for this appointment should contact the township office at 683-6644 to request an application or log onto our website at www.symmestownship.org to download a copy.

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Downtown Design Review Committee meeting, which is scheduled to occur on Aug. 1,” Harrington said. A Hills representative was not immediately available for comment on whether the company will appeal. Earlier this year the Blue Ash Downtown Design Review Committee approved Hills Properties’ original plan – prompting Blue Ash resident Tim Lomison to file an appeal on behalf of neighboring Barwyn Acres residents. The Blue Ash Board of Zoning Appeals voted June 11 to uphold the residents’ appeal. Hills Properties principal Ian Guttman subsequently said the company planned to appeal the board of zoning appeals’ decision to Blue Ash City

Council by a July 30 deadline. Hours before the Blue Ash Downtown Design Review Committee meeting convened July 11, Hills Properties announced it was presenting modified plans for its project, which Hills is calling the 49Hundred. “Taking into consideration input from both residents and local businesses, Hills Properties has modified the design of 49Hundred so that it will better integrate with the community, lending to a better quality of life for new and existing residents,” Hills Properties said in a press release. Hills Properties said its modified proposal also would: » save the existing mature trees and brick retaining wall by relocating one of the two buildings planned to 55 feet from the property line of adjacent single-family homes in Barwyn Acres; » add louvers to the

parking garage to minimize light and noise; » eliminate a surface parking lot from the property’s front yard. Guttman was quoted in the Hills Properties press release saying, “We have taken the comments from the Board of Zoning Appeals and the residents of the Barwyn neighborhood to heart and have made significant efforts to modify the prior plans to address the concerns, while not compromising the original vision of 49Hundred.” The 49Hundred proposal includes private terraces, workout facilities, a clubroom and swimming pool on what is now vacant property. For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/ BlueAsh. GFet regular Blue Ash updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit Cincinnati.com/BlueAsh.

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open,” Davis said. Dealership officials could not immediately be reached for comment. The Montgomery Road property was last occupied by a Jaguar dealership that moved to Blue Ash last fall.

It is zoned for general business with car dealerships being allowed there if they meet conditions in areas such as landscaping, lighting and storm-water detention set by Montgomery officials. Montgomery Lincoln and Tollhouse Properties won a variance to open the dealership on Montgomery Road even though the property measures 2.5

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share,” Gartner said. As for winning the silver diploma, Gartner said, “We know we were just so very close to a gold - maybe next time. “The 2014 World Choir Games will be in Latvia. “We may just have to compete in 2014 and aim for that gold,” Gartner said. Gartner said parents of the choir members from the junior high school in Blue Ash went above and beyond for the Sounds of Sycamore all year long. “From driving to countless rehearsals to providing food, drink and water balloons at our Fourth of July picnic I knew I could count on them for anything,” Gartner said. The World Choir Games, which end Saturday, July 14, attracted participants and visitors from some 70 countries to Cincinnati. For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/BlueAsh .


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JULY 18, 2012 • NORTHEAST SUBURBAN LIFE • A3

Moeller Merit finalists share college plans By Leah Fightmaster lfightmaster@communitypress.com

Moeller High School was home to two National Merit Scholar finalists, Colin Foos and Zack Flint, both of Loveland. Although they were not ultimately named National Merit Scholars, they were two of about 15,000 students nationally named as finalists. Foos and Flint share their college plans and what they are looking forward to in college. What college will you be attending, and what will be your major? Foos: “I am going to Xavier University in the philosophy, politics and the public program.” Flint: “I’m going to Notre Dame University planning to major in business.” What are you looking forward to in college?

Moeller High School students Colin Foos, left, and Zack Flint, right, were named National Merit Scholar finalists for the 2011-2012 school year. They were not named National Merit Scholars, but were chosen as two local finalists for scholarships. THANKS TO JOHANNA KREMER Foos: “I am looking forward to meeting new people from all across the country, and going to a lot of Xavier basketball games.”

Flint: “I’m looking forward to the greater feeling of freedom and responsibility that comes with being a college student.”

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Again this year, Sycamore Junior High students participated in the National Science League. Seventh-grade students participated in a high school version of the Earth science test. Sycamore Junior High students, for the fourth year in a row, placed first in the state. They also ranked fifth in the nation. In the seventh-grade, top scores were earned by Isabelle Augustin, Kyle Green, Jason Guo, Brett Mihlbachler, Jun Nishikawa, Oliver Proudfoot,

Andrew Rines, Jannan Sivaruban and Kevin Sheetz. In the seventh-grade, the student with the highest score on the Earth science test for Sycamore Junior High School was Josh Peck. The eighth-graders also competed with schools from around the state and country, in the general science category. Sycamore Junior High, for the fourth year in a row, earned the rank of first in the state. They also finished fifth in the nation. In the eighth-grade, high

scores were posted by Garrett Cambre, Mandy Chan, Kevin King, Julia Kumar, Rachit Kumar, Rosalyn Liou, Lexy Rile, Maya Sheth, David Wang and Max Weiss. The eighth-grade student with the highest score on the general science test for Sycamore Junior High was Gabe Severyn. A notable mention goes to Maya Sheth, who has scored in the top 10 group on the science league tests as both a seventhgrader and as an eighth-grader.

Sycamore Junior High School students who competed in the National Science League competiton are, from left: front, Kyle Green, Mandy Chan, Rosalyn Liou, Andrew Rines and Brett Mihlbachler; middle row, Max Weiss, Julia Kumar, Alexis Rile, Isabelle Augustin and Science Department supervisor Heather Swensen; back row, Rachit Kumar, Gabriel Severyn, Jason Guo, Josh Peck, Oliver Proudfoot and Kevin Sheetz. Not pictured, Garrett Cambre, Kevin King, Maya Sheth, David Wang, Jun Nishikawa and Jannan Sivaruban. THANKS TO JESSICA RUGGIERO

Seven Hills students take elite math test Two Upper School students from The Seven Hills School qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination, sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America. To be eligible for the national exam, both students were required to take the American Mathematics Competition test in their respective grade levels. Brian Hu, a sophomore from Sycamore Township, scored in the top 2.5 percent of the country on the AMC 10 test. Isabel Arjmand, a senior from Amberley Village, scored in the top 5 percent on the AMC 12 exam. The American Mathematics Competition series is designed to provide additional challenge and recognition for high school students in the United States and Canada who demonstrate exceptional mathematical ability. “The opportunity for Brian and Isabel to participate in such a noteworthy math competition is a big deal for both of them,” said Anne Ramsay, math department chair at Seven Hills. Brian Hu is the son of Eric and Wei Ji Hu, of Sycamore Township. Isabel Arjmand is the daughter of Dr. Ellis Arjmand, of Amberley Village and Dr. Sarah Kitchen, of Sewickley, Pa.

WINNING WORDS Two Sts. Peter and Paul Academy eighth-grade students have been chosen as winners in the essay writing contest paying honor to our war heros. The contest is sponsored by the Reading American Legion Post 69. Abbie Scholz won first place for the girls division receiving a gold medal and a wrist watch. She read her essay during a ceremony on Memorial Day in the Reading Cemetery at the end of the Memorial Day Parade. Bryce McFerron came in second place and received a silver medal.

Ursuline teacher receives honors Ursuline Academy English teacher Shauna Whelan received the 2012 Sister Xavier Ladrigan Excellence in Education Award at the school’s faculty appreciation dinner May 23. Whelan, of Oakley, has been teaching English at Ursuline for seven years, and was nominated for the award by parents, her peers, and students. The award is named for Sister Xavier Ladrigan who was an outstanding educator and chiefly responsible for Ursuline’s move to Blue Ash. The award is given each year to a current faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding dedication to a specific area of responsibility, as well as other areas of school involvement; and the recipient must have been at Ursuline for at least three years. “Shauna Whelan is an extraordinary teacher who truly cares about each and every student and their success. Not only is she passionate about teaching

English, she inspires her students to love what they learn. She is a role model to the young women entrusted to her care, and an excellent choice for this award,” Ursuline President Sharon Redmond said. In presenting the award, Redmond shared letters of nomination from a parent, a colleague and a student. One parent said that because of helan’s coaching and guidance, “we have watched our daughter blossom. Ms. Whelan cares about the students. Great teachers make a difference in the lives of students, and this gifted teacher inspires and encourages a love of learning, while caring about the students.” A colleague said that Whelan has unending passion and energy for the teaching profession. “Give Ms. Whelan a task, and it is researched, give her a challenge and she rises to it. And oh, how Ursuline has benefitted from this drive”.

HONOR ROLLS URSULINE ACADEMY

The following students have earned honors for the second quarter of 2011-2012.

Honors

Sts. Peter and Paul Academy eighth-graders Abby Scholz and Bryce McFerron were winners in an essay writing contest about America's war heroes. THANKS TO SHEILA COX

Mount Notre Dame hosts academic signing ceremony Mount Notre Dame hosted the 2012 Academic Signing ceremony to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2012 and especially the top 10 seniors. Friends and family were present to celebrate the success of these students and to learn about where they will continue their educational career, what they plan to major in and how MND helped them achieve their goals. The entire Mount Notre Dame community wishes these exceptional scholars all the best in the future and is confident that they will continue their success at the collegiate level. Congratulations to the following seniors: » Allison Carr of Mason will attend Ohio State University and major in pharmaceutical sciences. » Emily Cengel of Loveland will attend Ohio State and major in marketing. » Ellen Diemer of Deer Park

Ursuline President Sharon Redmond, Shauna Whelan and Principal Thomas Barhorst. THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG

will attend University of Toledo and major in occupational therapy. » Virginia Frank of Liberty Township will attend Ohio State and major in marketing. » Kathryn Hook of Pleasant Ridge will attend Belmont University major in neuroscience. » Alexandrea Lohmann of Springfield Township will attend University Cincinnati and major in graphic design. » Libby Pelzel of Loveland will attend UC and major in architecture. » Keara Saud of Loveland will attend North Carolina State and major in chemical engineering. Saud is also the Class of 2012’s valedictorian. » Katelyn Sussli of Loveland will attend Butler University; her major is undecided. » Abigail Vollmer of Milford will attend St. Louis University and major in biology.

Grace Adams, Ana Aguilar, Tess Bellamy, Caroline Blandford, Taylor Brokamp, Nicole Callirgos, Sydney Carroll, Colleen Clancy, Sarah Connaughton, Grace Cornely, Sarah Cowperthwait, Sarah Goodridge, Kelly Grogan, Nishtha Gupta, Lauren Haney, Claire Hauck, Allison Hogan, Jordan Hollmeyer, Michelle Hricovsky, Sara Huber, Julie Ivers, Elizabeth Kiley, Maura Kopchak, Danielle Leach, Anna Levesque, Maria Marshall, Mary McCormick, Mary Grace McCuen, Natalie Michael, Emma Niehaus, Margaret O'Brien, Audrey Phipps, Nina Reininger, Sara Robertson, Kristin Rodriguez, Lauren Rom, Theresa Roy, Lisa Ruggiero, Brooke Sabo, Chandler Sambrookes, Hanna Schlaack, Aleeya Shareef, Caroline Smith, Kelsey Tepe, Erin Tinney,

Jennifer Welch and Jennifer Whang.

First Honors Liz Bender, Bridget Blood, Margaret Boyer, Melissa Carroll, Michele Christy, Jennifer Cone, Julia Court, Mary Ernst, Lisa Green, Jaikin Harrell, Elizabeth Hellmann, Jennifer Holbrook, Erin Honebrink, Katherine Kaes, Kelly Kaes, Kelly Kopchak, Stephanie Lang, Kelly Lutmer, Kelly Maloney, Marissa Mitchell, Kirsten Mosko, Meredith Myers, Brynne Naylor, Madison Nelis, Marisa Pike, Maya Prabhu, Renee Prows, Catherine Roberts, Katherine Robertson, Kathleen Smith, Lisa Tagariello, Anne Tulisiak, Emily Westerfield and Jessica Zinnecker.

Second Honors Morgan Basile, Kathryn Carrier, Maria Czerwonka, Mary Elyse Deters, Molly Inman, Madison Jordan, Grace Myers, Laura Pearson, Christi Richter, Sarah Robinson, Michelle Suntay, Elysha Thoms, Kara Trusty, Dusty Waltz and Haley Yeager.

COLLEGE CORNER Research

Miami University senior Kristen Fite from Sycamore Township, a senior majoring in biochemistry with a minor in European-area studies, spent part of her spring break, March 5-9, sharing her research with national legislators in Washington D.C. Fite was one of 12 students representing Miami University’s Office for Advancement of Research and Scholarship at a Posters on the Hill event. Fite gave presentation on “Transport of proteins within chloroplasts: Understanding

components to optimize photosynthesis. During the day, Fite spent her time in Capital Hill office visits and in the evening the students will present their posters to federal funding agencies and to congressional staff and delegates. Fite was mentored by Carole Dabney-Smith, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry.

Dean’s list

Megan Ashlee Esper of Blue Ash was named to the dean’s list at Miami University for the fall semester.


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Ursuline Academy’s Bridget Blood, pictured at last February’s Ohio state swimming championships, competed at the Olympic trials in the 100 breaststroke in June. FILE PHOTO

Olympic future looks bright for Ursuline swimmer

Blood one of few under 18 at trials By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich@communtypress.com

BLUE ASH — For a high school swimmer, the U.S. Olympic swimming trials provide a wealth of experience that’s hard to parallel in the prep world. But Bridget Blood, a senior-to-be at Ursuline Academy, found herself right in the mix among the nation’s best at the event, which was conducted June 25-July 2 in Omaha, Neb. Blood, an individual state champion in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, competed in the breaststroke at the trials. She was seeded 140 out of 152 competitors, and finished 121. “(Swimming at the trials) was a dream to come true,” Blood said. “Most of my

meets are really local and I swim against a lot of the same people over and over again, so it was neat to kind of get out and see more people from all over.” The Blue Ash resident added that swimming against older, more experienced swimmers was intimidating. There weren’t a lot of high school swimmers who qualified. But she wasn’t worried about making a certain time, or swimming in the final heat. She was there for fun, as a swim fan getting to soak up an invaluable experience who was star struck by some faces she saw as she walked the halls. Blood also had some Olympic run-ins, having been run over in the warm-down pool by Olympic qualifiers Ryan Lochte and Brendan Hanson But that’s nationals. Favorites aren’t played. Everybody competes on the same level.

“Everyone is on a level playing field and no one gets special treatment,” Blood said. As for her Olympic collisions in the warm-down pool, it’s survival of the fittest, joked Blood. “The joke is swimming is a contact sport in the warmdown pool,” she said. Blood qualified for the trials just two weeks before the competition, but getting to Omaha was a year in the making. Blood swam at junior nationals last summer and saw a significant improvement in her time. She knew a qualifying time was within reach. She closed the gap even further last month, missing the trial cut by just three one-hundredths of a second. However, that performance gave her confidence moving See BLOOD, Page A7

Coach named to La Rosa’s HOF By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich@communitypress.com

After coaching baseball for more than 40 years and helping 79 kids move on to play the college games, former Withrow High School baseball coach Tom Chambers was honored for the mark he left on the area’s prep sports scene by being enshrined into the La Rosa’s 2011 hall of fame class. Chambers, 71, of Montgomery said he’s honored to be enshrined and is appreciative of what the Cincinnati-based pizza staple does to recognize area athletics. A baseball life: Chambers graduated from Woodward High School where he played three seasons of baseball. He later went on to a four-year career at the University of Cincinnati, where he was team captain and the team’s MVP. Coaching at Withrow, he amassed a record of 577-442, where his Tiger teams captured nine Cincinnati Public League titles, three sectional final wins, two district championships, a regional title and a trip to the state final four in 1982. He stepped away from Withrow (2000-2001) when he attempted to start up a program at

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Montgomery resident among attendees By Tom Skeen tskeen@communitypress.com

FINNEYTOWN — The St. Xavier Aqua Bombers were well represented in Omaha, Neb., with eight former swimmers taking part in the USA Olympic trials June 25-July 2. “I think it speaks volumes as to what guys have done since graduating high school,” St. Xavier coach Jim Brower said. “As a coach you hope your swimmers have a great experience and I think all the individuals have grown to have a lifelong love of swimming.” David Mosko of Montgomery competed in four events in what was the final swim of his career as he prepares to enter medical school at the University of Cincinnati after graduating from Stanford. His best finish came in the 200-meter butterfly, where he finished 11th in the semifinals. He added a 16th-place finish in the 400 freestyle, finished 41st in the 200 free and was 62nd in the 1,500 free to round out his career. “This was his last swim,” Brower said. “It was a nostalgic thing for me. He had a great high school career, is a state record holder and had a great career at Stanford. I was happy to see that he is going to try to coach on the side while he is in school.” The Columbia Township resident wasn’t just looking on as a former coach. His son Andrew was one of the few competitors under age18 that made it into the 100 breaststroke event. The soon-to-be Ohio State Buckeye finished131st overall with a time of one minute, 05.92 in his first Olympic trails. “It was quite an accomplishment,” the coach said. “He didn’t have a personal best, but he swam well. He walked away with a world of experience and some memories. He was kind of sorry he had to come home.” Andrew will be right back at it in August, as he swims against competitors his age at the Junior

“I think it speaks volumes as to what guys have done since graduating high school.” JIM BROWER

St. Xavier head coach

Nationals in Indianapolis. The elder statesman of the group was 27-year-old Kyle Ransom, who notched a 51st-place finish in the 50 free and finished 115th in the 100 free. “I think they all left with satisfaction,” Brower said. “Kyle was the most surprising. That was a neat surprise and the best surprise.” Indiana senior Jimmy Barbiere had three solid overall swims as he finished inside the top 35 in the 200, 400 and 1,500 freestyle events with his best result coming in the 400 with a 22nd-place finish. Will Lawley of Loveland finished 85th in the 400 free and 112th in the 200 free, while Matt Columbus of Turpin Hills finished 79th in the 400. Alex Miller of Anderson Township finished 26th in the 1,500 free and Alex Smit of Mason was 74th the 100 butterfly. Even with none of his former swimmers qualifying for the London Olympics, Brower is still happy with how his guys performed. “It was a little thrilling yet humbling at the same time,” he said. “There are around 100 guys in every event and you narrow it down to two (that make the Olympics). It’s humbling and you have a great appreciation for the guys who make the (Olympic) team; it may be the hardest thing in sports to do. It’s fun to see another level out there. These individuals qualify for the NCAA’s, helping out their team’s at the college level, it’s nice to see another level out there.”

Tom Chambers cracks a joke during his La Rosa’s Hall of Fame induction speech June 24. Chambers coached baseball at Withrow High School for 41 years. JAMES WEBER/COMMUNITY RECORDER Cincinnati State. After leaving the Tigers again in 2008, he spent a year at Riverview East and another season with Woodward. All-in all, Chambers figures he’s coached 45 years. “I didn’t know this, but they said through research, that I coached longer in any sport in the history of the CPL, but you know, I really enjoyed the teaching aspect of it.” Teaching is what Chambers really embraced. Oftentimes, kids would come out for the team who had never played before.

Chambers remembers kids not knowing what a pitching rubber was. He recalled one student didn’t know if he was right-handed or left-handed. The kid told his coach that he threw with his left hand, but was still unsure which hand to buy a glove for. “There was an absolute abundance of kids that have never played,” Chambers said. “It’s a situation where teaching was really, really important, espeSee CHAMBERS, Page A7

Stanford University and St. Xavier graduate David Mosko, swims during Stanford's 174-124 loss to Arizona. In the final swim of his career, Mosko took part in four events at the USA Olympic trails with his best result coming in the 200-meter butterfly where he finished 11th in the semifinals. Mosko did not qualify for the Olympics and is preparing to enter medical school at the University of Cincinnati. THANKS TO STANFORD ATHLETICS


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Steam roll into break By Tom Skeen

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PRICE HILL — The Cincinnati Steam enter the AllStar break winning five of their last seven games and sitting just a half game back of the first-place Lima Locos. “We are excited about the way we’re playing,” coach Billy O’Conner said. “The games we stubbed our toes in have been doubleheaders. Those games have a different feel to them than single games. You are on the field all day and other factors come into play. Other than that, when we take the field be know who the best team is.” One of the top guys for the Steam has been Roger Bacon graduate Josh Ungerbuehler, who is second on the team with a .373 average. After helping Marietta College to its second consecutive Division III National Championship, Ungerbuehler leads the Steam with seven doubles and ranks second in RBI, walks and stolen bases. “(Josh) has been great,”

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cially with inner-city kids.” College men: Chambers said he’s most proud of the kids who went on to play college ball. Three of his pupils even went on to play in the big leagues. Those players include Tony Scott, Shannon Penn and former Cincinnati Red,

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forward that she was getting closer to reaching her mark. “At that point, I knew I could get it,” she said. Blood, who swims yearround with the Cincinnati Marlins, wakes up to train at 4 a.m. during the school year. During the summer, she’s up at 5:30 and spends

O’Conner said. “He ended his spring season on fire and picked right up for us. He has been a difference maker at the top of the lineup. He has quality at-bats every time, always hits, walks, moves runners and handles the bat well.” Another guy who continues to hit is former Elder Panther Selby Chidemo. Since June 21, Chidemo has raised his batting average from .292 to .328. “He is definitely making strides,” O’Conner said, a former Panther himself. “He is better now than he was three weeks ago. He gives us good at-bats, doesn’t strike out and puts the ball in-play. ” Infielder Matt Williams is in his second season with the Steam and has made big strides since last season, according to O’Conner. The former CHCA standout and current Cincinnati Bearcat is hitting .321 and leading the Steam with 22 RBI. “I don’t know if there is a kid on the team that loves baseball more than (Williams),” O’Conner said. “He loves every part of it.

Nobody runs harder down the line than him. He has all the tools and has really grown. He had a pretty good summer last year, but this year things are really coming together and I think he’s starting to realize his full potential.” Turpin grad and Michigan State left-hander Ryan Martin is on fire. In 14.1 innings pitched, he has struck out 22 batters and walked one while posting a 2.51 ERA and a 2-1 record. “The key to his success is how competitive he is,” said O’Conner. “Never in a million years would you think he is a high strikeout guy because he doesn’t throw hard or have high velocity. He is so competitive and so crafty and smart on the mound, he just knows how to get things done. He is not scared at all out there.” With 13 games to go, including three against firstplace Lima, whom the Steam already defeated this season, they are in a position to make a run for the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League title.

Ron Oester, who played his final season during the Reds’ 1990 World Series run. Chambers would often attend games at Riverfront Stadium to watch Oester. “He’s a class act; all of three of those guys were,” Chambers said. The good times: Chambers’ state qualifying team wasn’t the most talented squad ever assembled, but that version of the Tigers caught a lucky break in the

regional playoffs. The team had a pitcher by the name of Eddie Collins, who tossed a no-hitter in the first round of regionals. A rainout in the regional semifinals enabled Collins to come back and pitch again, which vaulted the Tigers into the state tournament. “I’ve never seen a kid play like him ever. He was an absolute cannon ball, as far as perseverance,” Chambers said.

about 25 hours per week in the water. The fact she placed 19 spots better than her seed served as a huge confidence boost moving forward. “It was really kind of remarkable, comparing myself to other girls my age, especially going through the recruiting process. I’m not in the top 100 yet, but I’m in the top 150 in my event…” Blood plans on swim-

ming in college and the way things work out, she’ll be in-between her junior and senior years right before the 2016 games. “I’m going to try and swim in college and see what happens,” she said. “…Going from the 13-yearold age group, to trying to make that age group state meet, to making the Olympics, would be, oh goodness, something everyone hopes for.”

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CH@TROOM July 11 question What is/are your favorite Olympic sports to watch? Why? Is the “Olympic ideal” still relevant? Why or why not?

“Historically, the Olympic games (which in ancient times took place from about the 8th century BC until the 4th century AD) were one of the world's most spectacular, and popular activities for spectators and participants alike. Thankfully, in the late 19th century, the games were revived and I hope they continue forever. “Although I don't watch a lot of TV I used to enjoy watching the gymnastics portion of the games, and probably that is still my favorite. (The question reminds me of the "World Choir Games" that are being held in Cincinnati this year. My wife is in a choral group, and she has followed this historic and monumental happening with totally rapt attention.) “One of the strongest memories for me is the victory of the black U.S. runner during the height of the Nazi German era, Jesse Owens. Owens' capturing of four gold medals thwarted the aim of Hitler to capitalize on the

NEXT QUESTION Should the U.S. Olympic Committee scrap the Chinese-made opening ceremony uniforms for U.S. athletes and have new ones manufactured by U.S. companies? Every week The Northeast Suburban Life asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to neusburban@community press.com with Chatroom in the subject line.

Olympics held in Berlin to advance his evil empire. (Owens' feat took place in the year I was born.) “Is the Olympic ideal still relevant? Oh yes. I wish that I had been good enough at some kind of sport to have done the kinds of things done by Mark Spitz and others, and it probably is the dream of all parents that their kids will excel enough at whatever sport captures their fancy that they will achieve Olympic status. These athletes are the creme de la creme and they deserve the praise that they receive.” Bill B.

Clean water essential to all Have you ever thought about how many times you interact with water on a daily basis? Go ahead, count the number of times. I bet the number you came up with is higher than you expected. That‘s true for most people. Water is such an intricate part of our daily lives and we don’t realize how valuable and important it is to our health and our community. For me, water is life. I drink it, cook with it, bathe in Biju George COMMUNITY PRESS it, use it to wash my GUEST COLUMNIST clothes and my dishes, I wash my hands with it, not to mention outside uses like washing my car and watering my lawn. At Greater Cincinnati Water Works, our mission is to provide customers within our regional communities a plentiful supply of the highest quality water and excellent services. Our engineers, water quality experts and water distribution and supply specialists constantly assess the needs of our customers, identifying areas of demand, monitoring and upgrading our infrastructure and developing a plan to keep high quality water flowing. In 2013, our state-of-the-art ultraviolet disinfection treatment facility will be brought online to protect against potential micro-organisms like cryptosporidium. When the facility is operational, GCWW will be the largest water utility in North America to use UV following sand filtration and granular activated carbon. All the while members of our information technology, business and billing teams research and implement the latest technologies to help keep us on the cutting edge of customer ser-

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Pompeii exhibit is an eye-opener If one of the seven hills of our city were actually a volcano would you survive the eruption? Though hypothetical, this question did come to mind when I visited the exciting exhibit “A Day in Pompeii” at Cincinnati Museum Center. The exhibit, which is open now through Aug. 12, takes a journey through the life of a Pompeian citizen before chronicling the destruction and preservation that took place after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. As someone who has visited Pompeii, Italy, I had certain expectations. There were some aspects that triggered my memories, but I was surprised by all of the new information I absorbed from my two-hour visit. When walking the actual streets of Pompeii it’s like a ghost town with an eerie, empty feel. However, entering the exhibit at CMC was a much more lively experience. I felt immediately immersed in the world of the citizens and got a more realistic grasp on their culture. The artifacts, which include jewelry, money, and food

specimens, humanized the people. My favorite example is the slabs on the wall that have graffiti Lauren with content Mongelluzzo that matches COMMUNITY PRESS what you GUEST COLUMNIST would find on an overpass today. It was surprising to realize which things are still the same, and interesting to learn about those that were different. The audio guide that I listened to as I toured pointed out aspects that I would not have noticed otherwise and made the experience much more enjoyable. And while looking at tangible objects put things into perspective, the short films placed throughout the exhibit brought it all together. Suddenly, this civilization was not something I had to imagine because I had all the tools to visualize it for what it really was. I entered the latter part of the exhibit, which begins with a video that chronicles the 24 hours of Mt. Vesuvi-

us’s eruption, and ended up sitting through the show twice because I found it so compelling. Realizing the fate of the Pompeians and the natural power of the volcano was awe-inspiring. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the exhibit (and of the actual town) was the body casts. These creations from the site left me thinking long after I walked out the door. This room had a much different feel, and though it was tastefully simple I spent the most time there. I could not help but notice that I was not alone when I lingered at each part of the exhibit. Kids, students, couples young and old were gathering around pedestals or vying for seats in the theaters. For those that have not had the opportunity to see Pompeii firsthand, the exhibit at Museum Center provides an eye-opening view into the lives and last day of these sophisticated and dynamic people, and into that time period in general.

Lauren Mongelluzzo is an Indian Hill resident and Museum Center summer volunteer.

Protecting people with disabilities from fraud A few years ago, Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann created the Coalition to Stop Fraud, Scams and Abuse. Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services is a member agency of this working group whose focus this month is on scams and fraud against residents with disabilities. Unfortunately, those with disAlice Pavey abilities in COMMUNITY PRESS our society GUEST COLUMNIST have not been excluded from the increase in fraud and scams experienced by the general population in recent years. Individuals with disabilities are often more vulnerable, with less support and capacity to protect themselves. The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, which collects misappropriation data state wide, reported that the number of substantiated thefts involving individuals with disabilities increased by 52 percent, from 961 in 2010 to 1,459 in 2011. The thefts were primarily identity, medications and personal property. To stem this dramatic increase, we want to share information that can help prevent fraud. Protecting an individual’s

personal information is the only way to reduce identity theft over time. Social Security numbers, birth certificates, checking and savings account numbers, and personal identification numbers (PINs) are all key pieces of information that must be protected. Individuals with disabilities require assistance from caregivers for many of their daily needs. As a result, personal information is often accessible to many unauthorized people. We urge that access to personal information be restricted to the highest degree and that a shredder be used to discard sensitive data that is no longer required. Theft of medications, including narcotics and psychotropics, from individuals with disabilities continues to be a concern. The best step to avoid theft of medications is to establish a strict system for monitoring their handling. All medications should be stored securely and safely. Overstocking medications should be avoided, since this presents a much greater risk of theft. Personal property can include money in its various forms (cash, checks, credit, debit and ATM cards, etc.) as well as jewelry, electronics, clothes and even furniture. Cash needs to be secured appropriately and accounts reconciled on a frequent, scheduled basis to make sure

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Wearing the white jackets are Aaron Maneval, as Junior, and Noelle Plageman, as Professor Buonragazzo, at the conclusion of "Satisfaction Guaranteed." TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

It's "Gepetto and Son," an early scene being peformed by Peanut Edmonson, as Pinocchio, and Ed Goldman, as Gepetto. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Stromboli, the puppeteer, was played by veteran performer Patrick Nieman. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Alyssa Hargis, a sixth-grader at Mulberry School, plays a marionette during this selection, "I've Got No Strings." TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio” was a first-time production for the East Side Players, who have thrilled large crowds over the years at the Blue Ash Nature Park with many popular musical shows. Based on the Walt Disney motion picture, “Pinocchio,” this lesser-known Stephen Schwartz musical tale from Gepetto’s point of view is full of laughter, fun and magic. The ESP production included dozens of adults and children as

part of the cast and supporting crew. As always live orchestral music complemented each evening’s performance. Hundreds of delighted attendees enjoyed each of the eight nightly showings which ran June 7-16. Next up for the East Side Players will be “Once Upon a Mattress” with evening performances Aug. 9-18, again at the Blue Ash Recreation Center Amphitheater.

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Adult cast members enjoy the audience's applause at the show's conclusion. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

The Ringleader, played by Mike Rochester, sings of "Pleasure Island." TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Singing strongly in the "Satisfaction Guaranteed" scene are, from left: Courtney Cain, Mary Condit, Alexa Mueller, Derek Daniel, Erika Snell and Kathryn Burress. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Three fairyettes cavort during this "Just Because It's Magic" scene. From left: Katherine Lemmons, Julia Lemmons and Anna Ralston. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

A veteran of 14 previous East Side shows, Karen Sence played the Blue Fairy. Lara Shadowens played the role on alternating nights. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Angie Arengo of Sharonville reads over the program prior to show time while her daughters, from left: Mary, age 6, and Annie, age 4, join her in a cool popsicle treat. The girls attend All Saints School. TERRENCE HUGE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS


B2 • NORTHEAST SUBURBAN LIFE • JULY 18, 2012

THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JULY 19 Dining Events Cafe Chabad, 6:30 p.m., Chabad Jewish Center, 3977 Hunt Road, New York Kosher Deli. Menu of deli favorites, including choice of classic sandwiches such as corned beef, pastrami and smoked turkey and authentic sour pickles. Vegetarian option available with advance request. $19. Dinner and entertainment. Adults only. Reservations required, available online. 7935200; www.chabadba.com. Blue Ash.

Farmers Market Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m., UC Blue Ash College, 9555 Plainfield Road, College campus parking lot. Locally grown produce available to enhance healthy eating and healthy lifestyle. ree admission. 745-5685; www.ucblueash.edu. Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Pure Romance, 161 Commerce Blvd., Fifteenminute mammography screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 6863300. Loveland.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 8740 Montgomery Road, 8918277. Sycamore Township.

On Stage - Comedy Rory Scovel, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8-$12. 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. Through July 26. 800-0164. Montgomery. Women’s Separation/Divorce Support, 7-9 p.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. 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. 673-0174. Blue Ash.

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.

Music - Benefits Summer Band Jam, Noon-11 p.m., Montgomery Art Coalition, 6725 Montgomery Road, Silverton Garage. A “Fite to the Finish,” is Jeffrey Fite’s motto. Hot dogs, water, soft drinks, beer tent, a magician for kids during the day, face painting, balloon artists, goodie bags and raffles. Free 2012 Band Jam T-shirts for all volunteers. Benefits Jeffrey Fite’s fund to obtain a quadriplegic van. $10 each day. 448-2886; www.thesilvertongarage.org. Silverton.

Music - R&B Metro City All Stars, 7:30 p.m., DeSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Free. 2479933; deshas.com/cincinnati. Montgomery.

On Stage - Comedy Rory Scovel, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater

Pets

AquaStretch, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Involves being stretched by trained instructor in shallow water with five- to 10-pound weights attached to body. Price varies. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Cat Adoptions, 1-3 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 5619 Orlando Place, Volunteers answer questions about the cats. Through Dec. 30. 871-7297; www.ohioalleycat.org. Madisonville.

Health Screenings, 10 a.m.noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road, Blood pressure screenings, stress screenings and consultation about your wellness needs. Family friendly. Free. 784-0084. Silverton.

Music - Concerts Blue Ash Concerts on the Square, 8-11 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Forever Diamond. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free. 745-8550; www.blueashevents.com. Blue Ash.

Music - Jazz April Aloisio, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Dilly Cafe, 6818 Wooster Pike, 561-5233; www.dillycafe.com. Mariemont.

On Stage - Comedy Rory Scovel, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

Support Groups

Exercise Classes 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.

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 100, Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. 271-5111. Madisonville. Student Athlete Physicals, 8-11 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, For any student-athlete entering grades 7-12. Bring completed and signed Ohio State Physical Form. All students must wear shorts. No insurance accepted. $20. 985-6749. Montgomery.

Exercise Classes

Health / Wellness

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. 315-3943; www.peachyshealthsmart.com. Silverton.

Cooking Classes

Friday Night Family Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Music by Ben Alexander. Freshly grilled meals and music on dock. Meals: $7.75-$9.25. Parking permit required. 791-1663; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township.

Dining Events

Cooking Classes

SATURDAY, JULY 21

Putt to Death, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Maggiano’s Little Italy, 7875 Montgomery Road, Includes three-course meal prepared by chef Karl Lenz, a glass of wine with dinner, cash bar, staffing fee, sales tax and show. Credit card required to secure reservation. Interactive murdermystery where the audience members become suspects and have a chance to solve the crime. $50 per person. Reservations required. 794-0672; www.whodunitplayers.com. Sycamore Township.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 25

Women’s Separation/Divorce Support, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Comprehensive Counseling Services Inc., $35 per two-hour session. Registration required. 891-1533. Blue Ash.

Recreation Ultimate Frisbee, Noon-2 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Ages 20-35. Held outdoors on front lawn. Free. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Health / Wellness

Pocahontas will visit the Loveland Branch Library, 648 Loveland-Madeira Road, at 10 a.m. Monday, July 23. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is partnering with the Children's Theatre of Cincinnati for the Meet and Read with Pocahontas at several locations. This is part of the Library's Summer Reading Program, Reading Rocks, which runs through July 31. After meeting Pocahontas, children will listen to her read a book and parents can sign up for a four-pack of tickets to a Children's Theatre performace of "Seussical Jr." being raffled off at each event. Visit www.cincinnatilibrary.org, or call 369-4447. THANKS TO LISA MAUCH 5:30-8 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Dinner with intentional communities and environmental groups including Heartland Ecovillage and Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage, who discuss vision and reality of living in close connection with other families. $15, $8 children. Reservations required. 683-2340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

Music - Benefits Summer Band Jam, Noon-10 p.m., Montgomery Art Coalition, $10 each day. 448-2886; www.thesilvertongarage.org. Silverton.

On Stage - Comedy Rory Scovel, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

On Stage - Opera Opera Goes to Temple, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Rockdale Temple, 8501 Ridge Road, For first time in seven-year history, Cincinnati Opera expands on Opera Goes to Church. Free. Reservations required. 241-2742; www.cincinnatiopera.org. Amberley.

Pets Cat Adoptions, Noon-2 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 8717297; www.ohioalleycat.org. Madisonville.

MONDAY, JULY 23 Cooking Classes Al Fresco Dinner Party, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Asparagus with roasted peppers and lemon vinaigrette, poached salmon with a new age Green Goddess sauce, grilled flat iron steak sandwich on sourdough with onion marmalade. $45. 489-6400; www.cookswaresonline.com. Symmes Township.

Karaoke and Open Mic Acoustic Open Mic, 7-10 p.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road, Hosted by Bob Cushing. 791-2753. Symmes Township.

Religious - Community

Literary - Story Times

Summer Day of Quiet, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Self-directed retreat provides quiet space and simple contemplative framework. Day of rest and renewal. $20. Reservations required. 683-2340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

Read a Story with Pocahontas, 10 a.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, With Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. After meeting Pocahontas, children listen to her read book and parents sign up to win tickets to a Children’s Theatre performance of “Seussical Jr.” Free. 369-4476. Loveland.

Special Events

Summer Camp - Arts

Castle Day, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Loveland Castle, 12025 Shore Road, With Knights of the Golden Trail. Castle gardens, marketplace of handmade crafts, comedy acts and historic reenactments. $5. 683-4686; www.lovelandcastle.com. Symmes Township.

Drawing for All Levels, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Daily through July 27. Learn how to see the world as an artist sees it, in class taught by Mary Lou Holt. Start with line drawing techniques and learn basic eye/hand coordination. Ages 7-12. $25. Registration required. 272-3700; www.womansartclub.com. Mariemont. Garden Mosaics, 1-3:30 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, July 23-27. Grades

SUNDAY, JULY 22 Dining Events The Community of Life: A Grailville Sunday Supper,

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to www.cincinnati.com and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to life@communitypress.com 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. 4-7. Make variety of threedimensional garden mosaics from cement using nature and found objects as our inspiration. Create the molds, set the mosaic pattern and then cast. $115. 891-4227; www.green-acres.org. Indian Hill. Mini-Fountains, 9-11:30 a.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, July 23-27. Grades 4-7. Create mini-fountain for your room or your garden. Use your math and creative skills for fun. $115. 891-4227; www.greenacres.org. Indian Hill. Scarecrows: Straw Sculptures, 1-3:30 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, July 23-27. Scarecrows will be made of straw stuffed into chicken wire but formed into fantasy sculptures - like the topiaries at Disney and King’s Island. Make a small one to take home and a large one to leave. Ages 2-3. $115. 891-4227; www.greenacres.org. Indian Hill. Garden Mural, 9-11:30 a.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, July 23-27. Learn the art of muraling from one of the Portsmouth and Gallia County muralists. Garden mural will be painted on the bottom of a fountain basin. Take home your own rock painted to look like an animal in nature. Ages 4-6. $115. 891-4227; www.greenacres.org. Indian Hill. Farm to Table IV, 9:30 a.m.noon, Greenacres Foundation, 8255 Spooky Hollow Road, July 23-27. Grades 6-7. Topic: Preserving tomatoes, zucchinis and basil. Learn about how vegetables picked at their peak preserve well and make for superior canned goods. $170. 891-4227; www.green-acres.org. Indian Hill. Full-Day Summer Camps for Young Women, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Women Writing for a Change, 6906 Plainfield Road, Girls’ Full Day Camp (ages 9-12). Camps use writing and other modes of creative self-expression as tools for personal development, community building and creativity. Participants have opportunity to creatively express themselves, develop friendships, strengthen their voices and build self-esteem. Family friendly. $269. Registration required. 272-1171; womenwriting.org/ programs-for-girls. Silverton.

Summer Camp Miscellaneous Camp at the J, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Continues weekdays through July 27. Sports, art room, game room, swim lessons, indoor waterpark, outdoor pool, day trips, nature, crafts and music. For kindergarteneighth grade. Varies. 761-7500; www.JointheJ.org. Amberley

Village. Camp Blue Fish, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road, Daily through July 27. Group sports and games, arts, crafts and water-based activities. Dress for weather. Ages 6-11. $100 per session. 745-8550; www.blueash.com. Blue Ash.

Summer Camp - Nature Adventures in Science, 9-11:30 a.m. (Grades 2-3) and 1-3:30 p.m. (Grades 4-5), Greenacres Environmental and Agriculture Center, 8680 Spooky Hollow Road, July 23-27. Theme: Science … the final frontier. Five-day mission to explore a variety of habitats, to seek out microscopic life and civilizations and more. $115. 891-4227; www.greenacres.org. Indian Hill. Night Life, 7-10 p.m., Greenacres Environmental and Agriculture Center, 8680 Spooky Hollow Road, Grades 6-7. July 23-27. Explore Greenacres at night while playing games, fishing and singing at the campfire on the final night. $115. 891-4227; www.green-acres.org. Indian Hill.

Summer Camp - Sports Soccer Unlimited Camps, 6-9 p.m., Bob Meyer Park, 8511 Sturbridge Drive, Daily through July 27. Soccer Unlimited & Jack Hermans organize camps and clinics to improve/maintain your soccer talents by playing serious, training with intensity, and keeping the element of “FUN” involved at all times. Ages 5-17. $89. 232-7916. Sycamore Township.

TUESDAY, JULY 24 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. 683-0491; www.lovelandfm.com. Loveland.

Health / Wellness Health Talk, 6-7 p.m., Baker Chiropractic Madeira, 7907 Euclid Ave., Weekly meetings to answer questions and give information to help make decisions about your health and your life. Free. Registration required. 272-9200; www.bakerchiropractic.org. Madeira.

Music - Concerts Tuesday Concerts in the Park, 7-9 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road, Music by Pam Noah and Her Swing Band. Dress for weather. Bring seating. Free. 745-6259; www.blueash.com. Blue Ash.

Health Talk, 7:15-8 p.m., Baker Chiropractic Cincinnati, 4781 Red Bank Road, Weekly meetings to answer questions and give information to help make decisions about your health and your life. Free. Registration required. 561-2273; www.bakerchiropractic.org. Madisonville. Summer Blood Drive Tour, Noon-3 p.m., Hoxworth Blood Center Blue Ash, 9708 Kenwood Road, Hoxworth Bloodmobile accepts blood donations. Donors receive free Gold Star cheese coney and Summer Blood Drive T-shirt. Double Red donors receive coupon for free double decker sandwich. Free. 9849384. Blue Ash.

THURSDAY, JULY 26 Cooking Classes Mexican Fiesta, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Bill uses local produce when available to create his “nothing is pre-made” philosophy of cooking. Bacon wrapped stuffed jalapeno, quesadilla with Mexican cheeses, baked chile rellenos with goat cheese and black beans, chile dusted pork loin with roasted chipotle salsa, dessert tortillas with fresh berry sauce. $45. 489-6400; www.cookswaresonline.com. Symmes Township.

Dining Events Green Drinks Mason Wines and Gourmet Event, 6-9 p.m., Dilly Cafe, 6818 Wooster Pike, With Dr. Jasleen Goel of Wellness Pediatrics of Cincinnati, Tomas from Kangen Water and salsa by Sustain Brand. Ages 21 and up. Free. 561-5233; www.dillycafe.com. Mariemont.

Farmers Market Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m., UC Blue Ash College, Free admission. 745-5685; www.ucblueash.edu. Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness Cancer Grads Networking Group, 6:30-8 p.m., Cancer Support Community, 4918 Cooper Road, Cancer survivors that have completed treatment connect and support each other through professionally facilitated networking group. 791-4060; www.cancersupportcincinnati.org. Blue Ash.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 891-8277. Sycamore Township.

Music - Concerts Summer Concert Series, 7-8:30 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road, Outdoors. Bring seating. Squeeze Play: Free. 247-1330. Montgomery.

On Stage - Comedy John Evans, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8-$12. Reservations required. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Beauty and the Beast Jr. Opening Night, 7-9 p.m., Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy High School, 11525 Snider Road, Be transported to the heart of provincial life in a lovely French town, where you find Belle, Gaston, Chip, Mrs. Potts, and of course the Beast. $12, $10 advance. Registration required. Through July 29. 755-2338; www.triplect.com. Sycamore Township.


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Good dishes come from heirloom recipes Chicken or shrimp (optional)

Betty Crocker’s impossible pumpkin pie features a crust that doesn’t require rolling. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. stirring jelly from the sides and bottom of the pan. Food is like that, too. Seems like the recipes we enjoy most are those with a history, like the ones I’m sharing today.

Greyhound Tavern’s Pasta Gabriel

Mary Ann Wainscott, owner with her husband Butch, of this historic Northern Kentucky restaurant, shared this heirloom recipe. She told me “People absolutely love

it.” I’ve given my approximate equivalents next to ingredients. Made fresh per serving. 5 oz. angel hair pasta, cooked 1 oz. (2 tablespoons) olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 3 oz. mushrooms, sliced 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 oz. green onions, about ¼ cup, chopped 2 oz. tomatoes (1 small tomato), diced Salt and pepper to taste

Blue Ash Y renovation plans approved The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Board of Directors signed off on the Blue Ash YMCA’s plan for a significant renovation of the lower level of the facility. By expanding the allday preschool program and adding a preschool autism learning center classroom, The Y is stepping up its commitment to helping all children lead abundantly healthy lives. As the area’s largest youth and family-focused non-profit organization, the Y reinforces character values through assetsbased programs and ser-

vices to more than 15,000 individuals, kids and families annually. When renovations are complete in September, the fully accessible and renovated classrooms will be able to serve 75 kids dailyfrom 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. “We have always strived to create environments at the Y where children can thrive, and now we’ll be able to positively impact even more young people,” said David Martorano, vice president of operations for the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati and the new branch director of the Blue Ash YMCA. Martorano began his

career in Cincinnati as the executive director of Clippard Family YMCA, where he started the Clippard YMCA Autism Learning Center in 2009. He has served as vice president of operations for two years and has been a Y professional for a total of 20 years. He looks forward to working in Blue Ash to provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to come together to learn, grow and thrive. For more information about the Blue Ash YMCA, please call (513) 791-5000 or visit www.MyY.org.

Put olive oil, butter and mushrooms in a sauté pan. Sauté these with a little salt to get them started. Then add garlic, green onions and, last, the tomatoes so they don’t overcook. When the tomatoes are warm, add pasta. Served with blackened chicken or shrimp. Chicken (boneless skinless, 6 oz.) is broiled and blackened and cut in strips. Shrimp (5 oz.) is broiled in a little butter and salt and pepper and small amount of white wine. All is tossed several times so flavors are mixed.

Impossible pumpkin pie

Betty Crocker’s “impossible” pies never lose their appeal, since they’re easy and tasty with no pie crust to roll I’ve had a couple requests for these. One was for the impossible quiche pie. I don’t have that recipe but do have the other, for a pumpkin pie.

1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix) ½ cup original Bisquick mix

½ cup sugar 1 cup evaporated milk 1 tablespoon butter, softened 1½ to 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 large eggs

Preheat oven to 350 and spray 9-inch pie plate. Blend all ingredients. Bake 35-40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Refrigerate until chilled, a few hours. Serve with whipped cream. Serves 6.

Beef pot roast with garlic and ginger

This is one of those recipes that has stood the test of time. I continue to get requests for it, even in the summer. Yummy over mashed potatoes or noodles. For Carol Ann, who said this is her husband’s favorite pot roast. 1 chuck, brisket or other inexpensive roast, approximately 3 lbs. Oil for browning ¼ cup cup hot water ¾ teaspoon powdered ginger or 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 2-3 teaspoons minced garlic

¼ cup soy sauce or more to taste 2 large onions, sliced 2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with ¼ cup cold water

Brown beef in a small amount of oil. Cover with water, ginger, garlic, soy sauce and onion. Cover and simmer about 2-3 hours, until tender, adding water as needed, about 1 cup. Or roast, covered, in 225 degree oven. Remove meat. Add cornstarch mixture to sauce and stir until thick. (May need to add a bit more cornstarch dissolved in a small amount of cold water). Serves 6.

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Impossible quiche pie. If you have a recipe, please share.

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356. For her blog, go to http://cincinnati.com/blogs/ cookingwithrita/

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Get warranties in writing If you buy a used car, is the dealer responsible if something goes wrong with it after just a few days? A surprising number of people believe the dealer is responsible even if the car was sold “As Is,” meaning without a warranty. Now some judges are ruling against the dealers as well. Cason Hensley, of Walton, bought a 2001 Honda Odyssey from a used car dealer in Cleves. “We test drove the vehicle. It sounded OK and we bought it. The very next day my fiancée goes to take it to work and the van was just spinning through its gears. She tells me, ‘I can’t drive it,’” Hensley said. Hensley says he realized the van was purchased “As Is,” but says, “When they sell you a car there they say you have a 30-day unwritten warranty. It says ‘As Is’ on the paperwork but then they tell you, ‘Hey, if anything is wrong with it we stand behind our autos. We’ll give you 30-days.’” Hensley had paid Mike Weinle at Michael J’s Auto

Sales $2,800 for the vehicle and took it back to him. Hensley says Weinle checked Howard over the Ain van. “He HEY HOWARD! says, ‘Oh, it was just low on transmission fluid.’” But Hensley says while driving the van back to Walton he noticed the same problem occurred. This time, Hensley says, although he contacted the dealer again, nothing more was done. So he returned the van to dealership, then filed suit in small claims court seeking his money back. Weinle defended his position to the magistrate by pointing to the receipt showing the van was sold “As Is” without a warranty. But the magistrate ruled in favor of Hensley and ordered the money returned to him. Why did the judge rule for Hensley? “Well, the judge flat out told Weinle, ‘You took the car back to repair it,

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didn’t you? Did you touch that automobile? Yes? Well, then you took it back to fix it, so there was an issue then,’” Hensley said. Weinle appealed, but a judge upheld the magistrate’s ruling and now he’s appealed again. “I’m just trying to be a nice guy,” Weinle said. The magistrates are ruling that whenever Weinle tries to fix the vehicle it negates his “As Is” warranty. I’ve heard of several used car dealers offering these verbal warranties, but believe they may tend to give consumers a false sense of security. So despite the court rulings, don’t rely on any warranty that is not in writing. Instead, get your own ASE certified mechanic to check out a vehicle before you buy it. It may cost you about $100 for the inspection, but its well worth it to avoid buying a vehicle that will cost you a lot more than that if there are problems.

The Red Cross suggests a few tips to help Cincinnati area residents to beat the heat.

Prepare for the heat

» Listen to local weather forecasts and stay aware of upcoming temperature changes. » Know what a heat index is: The heat index is the temperature the body feels when the effects of heat and humidity are combined. Exposure to direct sunlight can increase the heat index by as much as 15° F. » Discuss heat safety precautions with members of your household. Have a plan for wherever you spend time – home, work and school – and prepare for the possibility of power outages. » Check the contents of your emergency preparedness kit in case a power outage occurs. » » Know those in your neighborhood who are elderly, young, sick or overweight. They are more likely to become victims of excessive heat and may need help. » If you do not have air conditioning, choose places you could go to for relief from the heat during the warmest part of the day (schools, libraries, theaters, malls). » Ensure that your animals’ needs for water and shade are met.

Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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RELIGION Ascension Lutheran Church

This week the young people are experiencing Lutheran Outdoor Ministry in Ohio at Ascension. Activities include sports, games, creative crafts, singing and music. Habitat for Humanity project days are planned for Saturday, July 21, and Saturday, Sept. 8 in conjunction with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. The Humanity project help eliminate sub-standard housing in Cincinnati. Interested community volunteers may contact Ascension at 793-3288 for additional information. OneHeart Prayer Ministry will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 24. Healing Touch Ministry will meet at 7 p.m. July 24. For more information, call Ascension. The summer worship schedule is now in progress with one service at 10 a.m. each Sunday. There is a nursery and visitors are always welcome. Various members of the congregation will provide special music at each service. The Wheel of Friendship is collecting health kits for Lutheran World Relief. Their goal is 100 kits. Ascension will donate school supplies to the Northeast Emergency Distribution Services (NEEDS). Collections include backpacks and dry erase markers. NEEDS services 16 schools in the area. In July the youth will participate in Lutheran Outdoor Ministries day camp at the church. A Healing Touch ministry is beginning at Ascension. Call the church office at 793-3288 for more information. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288,www.ascensionlutheran-church.com.

The church is at 4305 Sycamore Road, Sycamore Township; 984-5044.

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. The church is meeting at Raffel’s Blue Ash Banquet Center, 11330 Williamson Road, Blue Ash; 7093344.

Montgomery Community Church

The church is offering a seven-week 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 sglenn97@cinci.rr.com for more information. The church is at 11251 Montgomery Road; 4890892; www.mcc.us; www.facebook.com/after theboxes.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

The church is having its sumemr Bible school, “Sky: Where Kids Discover that Everything is Possible with God,” from 5:30-8 p.m. July 19-20 and 9-11:30 a.m. July 21 and 22, at the church. Designed for ages 5 to 12, the four-day session features team-building

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 camps are 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Register online at www.cos-umc.org. Evening Vacation Bible School at www.cos-umc.org. Operation Overboard VBS is 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6-10. The annual craft show is recruiting vendors to buy space at the show, which will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10. Register at www.cosu.c.org/craftshow. htm. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242; 791-3142; www.cos-umc.org.

Community Lighthouse Church of God

The church welcomes guests to its services. Sunday services are 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday service is 7 p.m.

games, music and crafts, experiential Bible lessons and refreshments. In addition, children will participate in a hands-on mission project where they will learn the value of ministering to others in need. Registration fee is $10 per child, which includes a tie-dyed T-shirt, snacks, craft materians and lots of fun. An ice cream social will wrap up the event at 11:30 a.m., July 22. New summer worship service hours are now in effect. Spoken Holy Eucharist is 8 a.m. and Eucharist with music is 10 a.m. 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. 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. Acolytes are needed over the summer. Kids fourth grade or older can call the church office to help serve during the services. The St. Barnabas Band practices from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Youthful singers and instrumentalists are needed. An intercessory healing prayer service is conducted at 7 p.m. the first Minday of each month. A men’s breakfast group meets at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning sat Steak N Shake in Montgomery. Ladies Bible study meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday mornings at the church. Friends in Fellowship meets at 6:15 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month for a potluck dinner at the church. The Bereavement Support Group for widows and widowers meets from 10

a.m. to 11 a.m., the second and fourth Saturdays. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401; www.st-barnabas.org.

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

Join the church on Sunday, July 22, when the Cincinnati DUlcimer Society plays at the 11 a.m. service. On Sunday, July 29, the church will have a unified service at 10 a.m. immediately followed by a meet-ngreet with Pastor Jonathan and his family. St. Paul Church services are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for traditional worship and 9:30 a.m. for contemporary worship with Praise Band. Sunday School is 9:30 a.m. for all ages and 11 a.m. is children’s mission hour. Nursery care is provided for all services. The church is at 8221Miami Road, Madeira; 8918181; www.stpaulcommunityumc org.

There is a traditional service at 8:15 a.m. At 11 a.m. there is a service of a blend of contemporary and traditional styles of worship. Summer Jam for Adults begins during the 9:30 a.m. hour through Aug. 12. This will be a time for learning, singing, fellowship and fun. During the summer months, there will be a volunteer choir at the 11 a.m. service. At the annual Sharonfest July 26-27 at Gower Park, there will be a silent auction to raise funds for the Interfaith Hospitality Network. Canines for Christ continues to have training sessions for dogs at10 a.m. Saturday mornings. All dog owners are welcome.

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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

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B6 • NORTHEAST SUBURBAN LIFE • JULY 18, 2012

BRIEFLY The Sycamore Senior Center in Blue Ash is its their summer FUNdraising evening, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1. Advance tickets can be obtained at the welcome desk for $15 per person or $20 per couple. Event day tickets are $20 per person/ $30 per couple. Ticket prices include two drink tickets, and $25 gaming money per person. The Sycamore Senior Center is at 4455 Carver Woods Drive in Blue Ash. For more information please call our Welcome Desk at 513-984-1234. Other upcoming events:

Stay cool with senior center indoor sports activities

Enjoy Wii Bowling, chair volleyball, chair yoga, table tennis, darts, bingo, billiards/pool, or work out in the exercise/fitness room, line dancing, and the many educational and recreational activities available here. Take a tour and

join the Sycamore Senior Center to partake in bridge, canasta, and other card games, Mah Jongg and ongoing special activities for active 55+ seniors in surrounding communities.

Nostalgia time with Grandparents/ Grandchildren Day

On Monday, Aug. 13, before the kids go back to school, an event is planned for our special grandparents and their families. Individual packets are available at $5 for a slice of pizza, soda and a cookie, or a family pack for $10 that will include a large pizza, a pitcher of soda and four cookies. The program will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 984-1234 to register.

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King’s career. The program will begin at 11 a.m., with one of Elvis’ favorite meals, a cheeseburger platter followed by the performance at 1 p.m. Tickets are available in advance for Center members at $8 and guests for $10.

Computer and technology education

Instruction classes for computer basics and Email and the Internet are now forming for July and August. Each Thursday during July and August, the computer tutors will also provide Summer Solving Sessions for all types of mobile technology including cell phones, iPads/ iPods, digital cameras, GPS units, e-readers and many other technology products. The sessions are from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and participants are suggested to bring instruction manuals, take notes and leave confident and informed. No signup is necessary. On Thursday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon, an introductory class for novice or would-be digital photographers, will be presented by a veteran professional photographer and publicity coordinator at the Sycamore Senior Center. Bring your digital camera and instruction manual for some new ideas to get you ready for holiday picture taking. There is no charge , however, this would be an opportunity for a discussion about a more formalized class in digital photography the center may schedule for fall. Call 9841234 to sign up.

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leaders, Coldwell has sung in the chancel choir, adding his tenor to a men’s quartet and soloing in the church’s annual cabaret shows. In guiding his flock, he has urged parishioners to build on their “ministry DNA” by accepting what he calls “risk-taking mission and service.” He led the church’s first work trip to coastal Mississippi to provide relief to Katrina victims, then teamed with volunteers from St. Paul and CSI Ministries working on an orphanage and churches in Haiti and Jamaica. As staff liaison to St. Paul’s Missions/Social Concerns Team, he helped host homeless families for the Interfaith Hospitality Network. He has cleared lots and hammered nails for Habitat for Humanity’s Eastside Coalition. Tackling tough jobs became routine during three decades ministering to churches throughout the UMC’s West Ohio Conference and at Ohio Northern University, where he served as chaplain for five years. “I would never ask anyone to undertake a mission or ministry project that I wouldn’t tackle myself,” said Coldwell, who holds degrees in education and psychology from Otterbein, a master’s in guidance and counseling from Ohio State and a master’s in divinity from the Methodist Theological School in Delaware, Ohio. He began ministering at Perry

United Methodist Church in Cridersville while still in seminary. Coldwell was deeply moved by the call to mission work that he heard in his first church, Calvary Evangelical United Brethren in Marion. He was named pastor at Chesapeake (Ohio) UMC in 1984 before serving five years as Ohio Northern University chaplain. Then he became senior pastor at Wesley UMC in Bryan where, typical of his ministry, he helped form a shelter for the rural homeless. He served Christ Church UMC in Kettering as senior pastor from 1998 until he moved his family to Madeira to join St. Paul UMC. The four Coldwell children – Andrea (now teaching at Coker College in South Carolina), Krystin (an Army captain at Fort Bliss), Lyndsay (teaching middle school in Lexington, Ky.) and Brandon (a recent University of Kentucky graduate living at home) – grew up in the Bryan, Kettering and Madeira churches. In retirement, Coldwell will continue in ministry on a part-time basis. He and Terri are moving from Kenwood to Clermont County’s Mount Carmel area. They plan to travel and visit their grown children and their two grandchildren – a number expected to grow soon to three. Submitted by Don Bedwell

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JULY 18, 2012 • NORTHEAST SUBURBAN LIFE • B7

CSC board adds three to leadership Cancer Support Community Board President Craig Sumerel of Indian Hill, left, and Board President-Elect Richard Moore, right welcomes new board members, in center from left, Shanda Spurlock of Ludlow Ky., Ted Inman of Loveland and Brian McHale of Anderson Township. THANKS TO RICK BRYAN

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ALC welcomes keyboardist Pastor Josh Miller welcomes new keyboardist Minsun Park to Ascension Lutheran Church. Park is an active teacher of piano and a professional accompanist. She holds a doctor of musical arts degree in collaborative piano and a masters degree in piano performance from Boston University. In Boston, Park served as staff pianist for Boston University and the Winchester Community Music School. She was accompa-

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Choir and as a staff accompanist for NKU. Park succeeds Martha Miker, who was with Ascension for 10 years. Ascension is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road; wwwascensionlutheranchurch.com. This summer the congregation worships at 10 o'clock. There is a nursery.

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B8 • NORTHEAST SUBURBAN LIFE • JULY 18, 2012

POLICE REPORTS BLUE ASH Arrests/citations Ramon Ramos, 46, 5155 Bell Ave., petty theft at 4150 Hunt Road, July 8. Darrion J. Brown, 21, 9747 Flagstone Way, misdemeanor warrant, drug possession at Deerfield Road and Creek Road, July 7. Spencer Townsend Wright, 23, 3304 Plateau, drug paraphernalia at Pfeiffer Road and Hickory

Point Drive, July 3. Ashely M. Dean, 29, 4572 Wyntree Apartment 167, drug paraphernalia at 9210 Plainfield Road, July 6. Loretta C. Brown, 51, 4837 Fairview Ave., misconduct at an emergency at 4837 Fairview Ave., July 7. Juvenile, 11, petty theft at 4150 Hunt Road, July 6.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Someone took $1,400 from Through the Garden Restaurant at 10738 Kenwood Road, July 3. Burglary Someone took an Apple Mac Book Pro, value $1,300 at 5258 Kenridge Drive, July 7. Grand theft A man said someone took a 14-foot enclosed trailer, value $9,000, from ACS Cleaning Service at 10939 Reed Hartman Highway apartment A, July 3. Grand theft of motor vehicle

ABOUT POLICE REPORTS 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 A woman said someone took a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban, value $5,404.23 at 11051 Labelle Ave., July 4. Petty theft A man said someone took $130 from Blue Ash Recreation Center at 4433 Cooper Road, July 7. Theft A woman said someone took a red leather wallet, value $50; an Ohio operator's license, value $20; an American Express card, and a U.S. Bank debit card at CEI Drive, July 5.

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Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons at Remington Road, July 7. Colton W. Toups, 18, 10118 Ohio 48, drug paraphernalia at 8815 E. Kemper Road, July 7. Juvenile, 17, possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia, curfew violation at 8815 E. Kemper Road, July 7. Alexander C. Mcraw, 19, 9760 Highland Ave., possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia at Zig Zag Road, July 6. Juvenile, 17, possession of drugs, curfew violation at Zig Zag Road, July 6. Juvenile, 15, curfew violation at Zig Zag Road, July 6. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons at Knollbrook Terrace, July 5. Juvenile, 16, offenses involving underage persons at Knollbrook Terrace, July 5. Juvenile, 17, offenses involving underage persons at Knollbrook Terrace, July 5.

Incidents/investigations Aided case At 13043 Coopermeadow Drive, July 3. Compel prostitution

At 7574 Lakewater Drive, July 6. Criminal damaging A woman said someone damaged her Saab at 10233 Hightower Court, July 7. Missing persons At Zig Zag Road, July 5. Passing bad checks Someone passed a bad check for $116.58 at Kroger at 9939 Montgomery Road, July 3. Theft A man said someone took a Montgomery tax check, value $909, from his business at 9380 Montgomery Road, June 29. A man said someone took a cell phone, value $100, from a vehicle at 10555 Montgomery Road, July 9. A woman said someone took a Vera Bradley purse, value $55; a Vera Bradley wallet, value $30; $800 cash; a Visa card; a Discover card; a Kohl's card; a J.C. Penney card; Fifth Third checks, and an Ohio driver's license at 11000 Montgomery Road, June 15.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP

Incidents/investigations Assault Victim struck at 4777 E. Galbraith Road, June 22. Theft $150 removed at 11390 Montgomery Road, June 20. Bike valued at $570 removed at 8357 Beech Ave., June 22. Glasses valued at $640 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 23. Credit card removed at 5536 E. Galbraith Road, June 24. $377 in clothing removed at 10832 Lakehurst Court, June 23. Battery and cable of unknown value removed at 7865 Bilby, June 22. Battery, knife, currency valued at $340 removed at 8606 Pine Road, June 20. Phone of unknown value removed at 9090 Montgomery Road, June 19. Cellphone valued at $650 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 18. Purse of unknown value removed at 9090 Montgomery Road, June 18. GPS valued at $230 removed at 12033 Fifth Ave., June 25.

Arrests/citations

SYMMES TOWNSHIP

Juvenile male, 16, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 21. Juvenile male, 16, complicity at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 21. Lupita Young, 34, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 21. Juvenile female, 14, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 21. Patricia Cornetet, 52, 2340 Donald Road, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 22. Juvenile female, 16, theft at 78875 Montgomery Road, June 22. Emely Octiv-Vega, 20, 295 Kingswood Trail, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 22. Maria Phillips, 32, 913 Poplar St., theft at 7875 Montgomery

Arrests/citations Jesse Deboard, 21, 2812 Edgemoor Lane, obstructing official business at 9444 Union Cemetery Road, June 20.

Incidents/investigations Assault Victim struck at 12090 Mason Road, June 20. Breaking and entering Reported at 12114 Mason Road, June 25. Burglary Residence entered and $2,200 removed at 293 Kemper Road, June 21. Felonious assault Victim struck at 12115 Mason Way, June 20.

REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS BLUE ASH

11126 Wood Ave.: Hurley Kevin J. & Jennifer R. to Molenkamp Scott A.; $140,000. 5110 Old Pfeiffer Lane: Reed Earl L. to Mork Homelift LLC; $60,000. 11015 Kenwood Road: Clp Industrial Properties LLC to Bre/Dp

ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Oh LLC; $12,100,000. 2 Woodcreek Drive: Hudson Ann R. Tr to Stewart Sue B.; $207,500. 93 Carpenters Ridge: Mosier John S. Tr & Sally S. Tr to Oprs Communities; $193,200. 9900 Carver Road: Viking Development-Blue Ash LLC to Malsbary Land LLC; $30,000.

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Road, June 23. Tequise Johnson, 21, 615 McAlpin, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 24. Denne Hector, 29, 1520 Kipling, theft at 7876 Montgomery Road, June 24. Jamal Darius, 26, 2481 Ferguson, assault at 7799 Montgomery Road, June 23.

10413 Birkemeyer Drive: Tak Sangwoo & Heekyoung Chun to Hamel Kevin G.; $180,000. 10418 Londonridge Court: Hilshorst Dennis P. Tr & JerriLynn Tr to Garfunkel Michael S.; $229,000. 10562 Adventure Lane: Fishpaw Jon P. to Defalco Tony J.; $295,000. 11358 Terwilligers Valley Lane: Field Eileen K. & Ruth S. to Rohrbaugh Michael W.; $521,500. 6553 Cooper Road: Anders Barry W. & Jennifer L. to Pangburn Kenneth; $595,000. 8149 Monte Drive: Benson Christena H. Tr to Walker James T.; $475,500. 8800 Monte Drive: Pearson Timothy P. & Maura J. to Bardeau David; $430,000. 9689 Montgomery Road: Nati Llc to Saberi Behrooz; $475,000. 9836 Zig Zag Road: Nimrick Troy L. & Cynthia M. to Pruis Linda S.; $637,000. 9877 Forestglen Drive: Commons Donna W. Tr to Kelley J.B. Jr.; $450,000. 9885 Forestglen Drive: Hurtle Josephine H. Tr to Hucommons Jjohn R.; $212,000. 10303 Gentlewind Drive: Franciosi James P. to Hutzelman Robert Michael; $390,000. 10329 Birkemeyer Drive: Reinhardt Sue R. to Georgilis George J.; $155,000.

11720 Laurelview Drive: Kamrani Ramiz & Martha A. to Weeks James H. and Holly; $265,000. 7745 Ivygate Lane: Huddle Harley E. Jr. & Gayle to Paulino Jorge D.; $435,000.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP

9045 Shadetree Drive: Sjostrom Danen S. & Robin I. to Jepson Tiffani & Jack A.; $266,000. 12198 Fieldsted Drive: Planck William J. to Vangelder Brittany L.; $137,955. 3876 Limerick Ave.: Blomer Thomas W. Tr@4 to Benavides Jesus; $80,000. 6232 Euclid Road: Wrigglesworth Linda C. to Ginn Thomas C.; $115,000. 6232 Euclid Road: Wrigglesworth Linda C. to Ginn Thomas C.; $115,000. 11369 Marlette Drive: Nguyen Xuan to Lawson Douglas E.; $225,000. 12015 Snider Road: Day John P. & Glada to Waldroff Joshua D. and; $163,000. 3985 Mantell Ave.: Gooden Glenn L. & Glenivieve S. to Prather Robert C.; $65,000. 4325 Williams Ave.: Leinberger Mary Louise to Orchidland LLC; $68,000. 5405 Elmcrest Lane: Driscoll Christine B. to Winks Eliot; $317,500. 6791 Kugler Mill Road: Marckwald Morgan N. to Ward Carol S.; $285,000. 7736 Highgate Place: Salyards Donald Gene to Salyards Donald Gene; $229,000. 7760 Kemper Road: Gray Jane E. to Gray Paul; $82,670. 8743 Appleknoll Lane: Matthews Karen S. to Kissinger Michele H.; $302,000.


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