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Bereaved mother finds reason to run

By Jeanne Houck

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MONTGOMERY — Kathie Anderson was paralyzed with grief after her son was killed by terrorists who crashed a plane into World Trade Center 1 in 2001. Little by little, Anderson, who lives in Montgomery, came to realize that one of the best ways to dig herself out of her personal Ground Zero was to immerse herself in charitable causes.

Anderson’s latest endeavor is drumming up support for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum in Winton Place. It’s the first year that the run held annually in New York City also will be held in the Cincinnati area and in other cities. It is named for a Brooklyn firefighter who ran three miles through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the site of the terrorist attacks and

lost his life. “(The Spring Grove) course will take runners by our very own 9/11 memorial marked by a beautiful black granite bench where the remains of our son are interred,” Anderson said. “It will be marked by an American flag in memory of all those lost.” Randy Payne, chairman of the local race, said the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run has benefited a number of charities, but

Kathie and Jeff Anderson in their Montgomery home in 2010. Kathie Anderson is drumming up support for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum in Winton Place currently is focusing on building homes for severely injured soldiers returning home from overseas. “Satellite runs are being held from Pearl Harbor to Fort Lau-

derdale to show their support for all first responders and our military personnel,” Payne said. The local Stephen Siller TunSee MOTHER, Page A2

Man nabbed in undercover office supplies sting By Jeanne Houck jhouck@communitypress.com

Kindergarten students at Maple Dale Elementary School in Blue Ash use iPads. THANKS TO ERIKA DAGGETT

New laptops, whiteboards greet Sycamore schools students By Jeanne Houck jhouck@communitypress.com

BLUE ASH — Sycamore Community Schools students have nearly $343,000 worth of new laptops and interactive whiteboards as a new school year gets under way. The Sycamore Board of Education agreed to buy $212,688 worth of laptops and $129,935 worth of interactive whiteboards using money from its capital improvements fund.

EXEMPLARY EVENING B1 Cancer Support Community hosted its19th annual benefit dinner at The National Exemplar.

The first day of school for Sycamore students in kindergarten through ninthgrade and new students in grades 10 to 12 was Aug. 22, and for returning students in grades 10 to 12 was Aug. 23. Some 336 new laptops replace other laptops and desktop computers formerly used throughout the Sycamore Community School District and allow the district to implement online assessments of academic progress. Forty new interactive whiteboards supplement whiteboards already in use

CHILE FORECAST Twelve Ursuline Academy students and two teachers spent nearly two weeks in Santiago, Chile. See Schools, A4

at Sycamore High School. “All our students have benefited from the laptops and interactive whiteboards we have installed in Sycamore over the last six years when we first installed laptops, interactive whiteboards and wireless coverage in all buildings,” said Bill Fritz, director of technology at the Sycamore Community Schools. “This summer, we increased our wireless coverage and quality of serSee STUDENTS, Page A2

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BLUE ASH — A sharp-eyed employee of a Blue Ash office supplies store gave police information that led to an undercover sting and the arrest of a man accused of selling stolen copier toner cartridges. Robert Weber, 34, of Hamilton, was charged with felony receiving stolen property after Blue Ash police say Weber sold an undercover officer $2,300 worth of toner cartridges stolen from Modern Office Methods for $220 Aug. 14. Blue Ash police were contacted after an employee of Modern Office Methods on Lake Forest Drive saw copier toner cartridges owned by the company for sale on Craigslist, “which is not how they sell their product,” Blue Ash police Lt. Steve Schueler said. “Recognizing that the advertised product was stolen, the victim contacted the police department. “By prior arrangement, a plainclothes officer met Weber and purchased the stolen product from him,” Schueler said. Weber has been assigned a public defender in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court and released on his own recognizance, according to the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts’ website. The website says the Hamilton County grand jury will consider Weber’s case Sept. 14. For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/BlueAsh. Get regular Blue Ash updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit Cincinnati.com/BlueAsh.

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Hensley tapped for Blue Ash economic-development post Community Press staff report BLUE ASH — Blue Ash has chosen Neil Hensley as its new economic development director. Hensley, who will assume the post Thursday, Sept. 27, worked for more than 20 years with Cincinnati USA Partnership, the economic-development arm of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. Assistant Blue Ash City Manager Kelly Harrington said in a press release issued by the city Aug. 21that

Hensley’s “exceptional experience and reputation in the economic-development community” made him attractive to Blue Ash. Hensley was first a director with the Cincinnati USA Partnership’s economic development department, then worked his way up to manage all European and Asian investment prospects. “His work in the position saw him successfully close more than 60 projects, resulting in several thousand jobs and hundreds of millions in capital

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vice by providing wireless coverage in every classroom. “We have purchased new laptops that are part of our five-year replacement cycle at Sycamore and are replacing current desktops and laptops that are 5- to 7-years-old,” Fritz said. “The new laptops are lighter, faster, and have an all-day, eight- to ninehour battery. “In addition, we have finished installing inter-

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nel to Towers Run, a 5K run/walk, will benefit a veteran living in Marietta who lost three limbs after being injured in Afghani-

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active whiteboards in every classroom across the district,” Fritz said. Said Ann Marie Reinke, assistant director of academic affairs, at the Sycamore Community Schools, “Teachers use many ‘open source’ materials found on educational sites to support the curriculum. “Charts, graphs, video clips and primary source documents are wonderful resources to display on the whiteboards and to download on the laptops. “Students use the laptops to do research, compose and interact with one another in virtual stan. “For me and so many other 9/11 families, the Tunnel to Towers (run) is all Gould about recognizing the heroes of 9/11, remembering those who perished and raising funds to help others,” Anderson said. Anderson’s son, Michael Edward Gould, was a securities trader who worked for Cantor Fitzgerald on the104th floor of World Trade Center 1. Gould was 29 when he died. “The months and years to follow would be filled with feelings of denial, disbelief, anger, hopelessness and overwhelming grief,” Anderson said. “Those were the most difficult months and years of my life as day-to-day I

spaces,” Reinke said. Karen Naber, director of academic affairs at the Sycamore Community Schools, said interactive whiteboards increase student engagement. “Learning environments that include an array of digital resources and global perspectives prepare our learners for the 21st Century world of college and career,” Naber said. Get regular Blue Ash updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit Cincinnati.com/BlueAsh.

struggled to find meaning and purpose in my life without my child. “More than anything, I wanted hope - hope that one day I would be OK, hope that one day life would be good again,” Anderson said. Slowly, Anderson began to feel the need to “give back.” “My involvement with various charitable organizations has been ongoing,” Anderson said. “And for those who wonder, life is good again.” To participate in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K run/walk, donate or volunteer, visit http://t2trun.org/site/ displaySite.do?siteIdCode =FQDSJ0WA. For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/ Montgomery.

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After a request from a resident, Sycamore Township’s Board of Trustees is considering alternative parking allowances for some streets in the township. The area of Buckland Drive and School Road in the northern part of the township has become a common place for car wrecks. Cars parked too near the intersection reduce visibility for drivers, Superintendent Tracy Kellums said. Fire Chief William Jetter said the department has responded multiple times to wrecks at the intersection, and sheriff’s deputies have addressed the overcrowded parking on the street in the past. Trustee Cliff Bishop suggested that the township set up a no parking zone or fire lane on the side of the street with fire hydrants, as in Dillonvale. He added that a no parking zone from a certain spot to the curb could help drivers as well. The board decided to have the maintenance, fire and sheriff’s departments observe the area before making a decision. » Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office District 3 will have more on its plate when it hosts a citizens academy. Business owners and residents

from 18 years old to seniors can sign up to take the 11-week course, which begins Sept. 12. Students will learn legal laws of arrest, history, tactical operations, firing weapons the department uses and control tactics used by the department. Those who are interested can sign up by filling out an application, which is available on the sheriff’s office website at www.hcso.org or picking one up at the district office, 8871 Weekly Lane. Lt. Tom Butler said that he’s noticed interest in the academy, including from some business owners within the district. He added that a citizens’ patrol could be formed at the end of the academy. For more about your community and to sign up for our newsletter, visit www.Cincinnati.com/ SycamoreTownship.

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Book inspires student to get creative By Forrest Sellers fsellers@communitypresscom

A fantasy book did more than entertain Sumner Colohan. It helped him achieve a recent honor. Colohan, who attends Indian Hill Elementary School, was a state finalist in the Letters About Literature Contest. Students were judged on letters they wrote to an author detailing how the book impacted their lives. More than 59,000 letters were submitted in the national contest. Sumner was among 24 state finalists who were chosen. Colohan’s letter was to author Emily Rodda, who wrote the

“Deltora Quest” series. Colohan said the fantasybased series still has an appeal for him even though it was written a number of years ago. The first book in the series, “The Forests of Silence” was published in 2000. “The book never stopped moving,” said Colohan describing what appealed to him about the book. “I (also) liked how the characters differed a lot.” Colohan, who lives in Indian Hill, and his classmates in the Discovery Program for gifted students at Indian Hill Elementary School entered the competition. “(His) teachers and classmates were very excited for his

recognition,” said gifted intervention specialist Betsy Gentile Henning. Three years ago another student of Henning’s, Hannah Mendelsohn, was a state finalist in the Letters About Literature Contest. Colohan said the book spurred his own creativity. “It made me want to draw and create things,” he said. “It gave me ideas to write about.” Although Colohan said he wasn’t sure if he wants to be an author he may still leave a cultural mark sometime in the future. “I want to do something that involves creating things,” he said.

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Indian Hill Elementary School fifth-grader Sumner Colohan was a state finalist in the Letters About Literature Contest. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

» Deepthi Nalluri of Montgomery was named to the spring dean’s list at Wright State University. » Ellen Streng of Blue Ash was named to the spring dean’s list at Wright State University. » Erin M. Lloyd and Meredith D. Troy were named to the spring dean’s list at Wittenberg University. » Brian M. Boyle of Symmes Township was named to the dean’s list at Virginia Military Institute. » On the dean’s list at Miami University for the second semester of the 2011 to 2012 yeare are Blue Ash residents Rachel Dian Myers, Kara Nicole Lewis, Yiran Wang, Megan Ashlee Esper, Kyle Clinton Templeman, Andrew Michael Kozlove and Lissa Raouf Amin. » Blue Ash resident Jacob Haungs was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Boston University.

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» Receiving degrees recently from Miami University are Blue Ash residents Kara Nicole Lewis, with a bachelor of arts; Todd Emery Dickson, with a bachelor’s in computer science; Amanda Ruth Weber, with a bachelor’s in education, cum laude; Alison Templeman, with a bachelor’s in education, summa cum laude; Lissa Raouf Amin, with a bachelor of arts; and Avni Patel, with a bachelor of arts, university honors. » Jacob Haungs of Blue Ash graduated from Boston University with a bachelor of science in film and television.

President’s list

Emily Ann Minevich of Blue Ash was named to the Miami University president’s list for achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average during the second semester of the 2011-2012 school year. Ursuline students at Chilean school with children, from left: Madeline Kennard of Loveland, Emily Lotterer of West Chester Township, Stephanie Hagedorn of Springfield Township, Marissa Mitchell of Montgomery, Grace Robertson of Symmes Township, Elizabeth Hellmann of Montgomery, Erin Honebrink of Montgomery; sitting with children, Margaret Boyer of Sycamore Township. THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG

Ursuline students study in Chile Twelve Ursuline Academy students and two teachers spent nearly two weeks in Santiago, Chile, in June as part of the school’s exchange program with that country. For the fourth year, UA has hosted students from Villa Maria Academy in Chile. On this trip, the UA students and teachers were hosted by Chilean families. The students attended daily classes at Villa Maria where they shadowed their host sisters. They also explored the city and region with their host families and immersed themselves in the culture while furthering their Spanish-speaking skills. “Chile was amazing,” junior Lianna Brown of Mason said. “It was a wonderful learning experience because in school we learn Spanish through reading and writing, but it was a completely different language when not on paper. My listening skills

dramatically improved each night at the dinner table, but my speaking skills still have some ways to go. I would definitely suggest this trip to anyone who wishes to take Spanish the following year because it really sparks a new love for the language and eagerness to learn,” Brown said. Classmate Jackie Healey of Indian Hill concurred. “Chile was the best two weeks ever. My Spanish improved so much and my listening became almost perfect. I recommend it to anyone taking Spanish because it creates a love for the language I didn’t have before. This is a great experience to learn about a new culture. I learned a lot about the history of Santiago and the beauty of the country – I can’t wait to go back one day.” In addition to site-seeing with their host families, the UA group visited such attractions as La

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Moneda – the Chilean “White House” where official government meetings are held; famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s house that is designed to look like a ship; Cerro Santa Lucia, where they climbed to the top of a hill in Santiago to view the city that is located in a valley surrounded by mountains; Curacavi—a small village where the public school is located, and the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes). Spanish teacher Carmen Thiemann says that Chile took the group from the comforts of their environment and exposed them to a different way of life. She explained that even though the main school they visited is bilingual where the students learn English in kindergarten and many teachers are bilingual, it was a plus to know Spanish in order to move around the city and interact with families and people

on the street. “As a teacher it reinforced my philosophy of teaching Spanish in the target language, and I invite all world language educators to limit the use of English in their classroom and give our students the sense of being in a foreign country once they enter our classrooms. We all learned how important is to be bilingual in this world and how much we can appreciate others by understanding their culture and language.” English teacher Shauna Whelan agreed. “As an educator, I think it’s important to have a broad view of the world. Traveling to Chile allowed me the experience to learn about a different culture, people, language, and education system. I look forward to infusing what I learned there into my classroom and my life,” Whelan said.

Sycamore/Great Oaks marketing students distinguish themselves in international competition in Salt Lake City as part of the DECA annual Career Development Conference, where more than 13,000 marketing students competed in 38 events. Austin Post and Lindsey Swadner placed in the top 20 out of 200 students. Post competed in Hotel and Lodging Management, and Swadner in Retail Merchandising. Patrick Aguilar placed first in Business Finance, and Tony “Myles” Washington did the best in one of his role plays in his heat in Restaurant and Food Services Management. From left are Sarah Refaei, Brian Beaudry, Lindsey Swadner, Mark Steedly, Tony “Myles” Washington, Addison Ingle, Austin Post, Nick Bruner, Patrick Aguilar, Blake Wilhelm, Alana Miller, Paige Berling and Lindsey Neville. THANKS TO MARK STEEDLY

Local students nab book award Elizabeth Williams, student at Summit Country Day School; Stefan Games and Megan Simmons, both McNicholas High School students; Sycamore High School student Emma Rogge of Loveland, and Emily Sullivan of St. Ursula Academy were named the 2012 recipients of the Saint Michael's College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience. The award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in volunteer service and academic achievement. Saint Michael's, in Burlington, Vt., was founded on the belief that serving others is part of its Catholic tradition, and through the award seeks to honor those who demonstrate the true spirit of volunteerism. Award recipients, named at schools throughout the country, are high school juniors who are inductees of the National Honor Society or an equivalent schoolsponsored honors organization. They must demonstrate a commitment to service activities in high school or community organizations, taking leadership roles in these activities. Winners were presented the book “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers” (HarperCollins 2000) by Loung Ung, a 1993 Saint Michael's College graduate who has become a widely acclaimed author.


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UA Lions to hunt down competition Ursuline field hockey kicks off season with big win

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BLUE ASH — It’s that time of year as members of the Ursuline Academy field hockey squad grab their sticks and gear up for another season. This year’s version of the Lions will feature 13 seniors and eight juniors. At the start of the season, head coach Elli Workum likes how the Lions have meshed. “They all get along really well,” she said. “They’re all really versatile players…they all get along and play well together.” And if the team continues to play like it did against Louisville Collegiate School Aug. 25, the Lions could be in for a stellar season. The Lions beat Lousiville, 4-1, behind two goals from Jes-

Ursuline’s Jesse Ewan, right, battles for the ball against Indian Hill’s Molly Swain during a match Aug. 28. NICK DUDUKOVICH/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

se Ewan. Kelly Lutmer and Abbey Main added the other two goals. “It was a nice blend,” Workum said. “They were a team we lost to, 7-1, last year,” Other players that should help the squad this season include senior midfielders Grace Robertson and Emma Gruber. In addition to their production, the duo should provide depth because of their ability to also play the forward position. In the cage, the Lions have two senior goalies who should split playing time in Abby Meehan and Emily Lotterer. Workum said the Lions’ setup in the cage is an odd situation, but the veteran head coach has confidence in the tandem. “She and Abby have been both working hard,” Workum said. And if for some reason one of the goalies is having a rough day, Workum knows there won’t be a drop off in talent if she makes a substitution. “It’s a good place to be,” Workum said. Workum also likes the depth her squad has moving from left to right on the field. Finding someone who can play the left side is invaluable to the team, because it’s the non-stick side. Workum said the ball can only be struck with the flat side of the stick, so it takes good hand-eye coordination to play the position. To Workum’s delight, Ewan and Main played well on the left side during the win against Collegiate, while Elysha Thoms is also capable of playing the position. As for goals and expectations, Workum expressed confidence in her squad. “I feel like we have a solid enough team to beat anybody that we come up against,” she said. Ursuline competes in the Southwest Ohio Field Hockey League. For more information and schedules, visit www.swofhl.com.

Sycamore junior quarterback Greg Simpson acknowledges the crowd at Nippert Stadium Aug. 24 in the Aves’ 38-7 win over Anderson. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

No stress after Sess Greg Simpson switches number, position for the Aviators

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SYCAMORE TWP. — He wears the same number and is of similar build. He hides behind a big offensive line and then spurts through gaping holes and eludes defenders on his way to the endzone. From a distance, it looks like Sycamore’s rushing quarterback of the past three years, Kyle Sess, has somehow returned. Not so. Sess is now a Dayton Flyer, wearing No. 19. His No. 6 Aviator uniform has been passed on to Greg Simpson, who spent his sophomore year as a Sycamore running back gaining 647 yards with five touchdowns. Switching from No. 14, Simpson opened the season with 127 yards rushing and two touchdowns against Anderson in a Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown game at Nippert Stadium. For good measure, he was 5-for-7 passing for 77 yards, including a 45-yard score to receiver Caleb Coletts. “We’ve got a new No. 6 may-

be,” Dattilo said . “We’re not going to try to be Kyle. We’re going to try to be Greg.” Sess led the Greater Miami Conference in rushing last year with 1,688 yards; 247 more than Middletown’s Jalin Marshall (Ohio State recruit). Marshall ran for 312 in the Middies’ opener, so Simpson might have a tough time catching the future Buckeye. Still, first-half touchdown runs of 44 and 10 yards isn’t too shabby for a debut behind center. “It was really the line that helped a lot,” Simpson said. As game-breaking as Simpson’s runs were, his biggest grin came from his throw down the middle for the touchdown to Coletts in the third quarter. “It’s one of our staples,” Dattilo said. “We got some deep balls in. A couple that we called turned into scrambles. He got the one to Caleb (Coletts). Let’s not forget about the catch. That was a circus catch with pass interference.” The message for other teams was clear: key on the run and you’ll get burned. Even though he was a running back a year ago, Simpson played quarterback in

youth football. “He’s athletic as can be and he’s got a cannon for an arm,” Dattilo said. “We’ve got a ways to go to get him where we want him to be and where we think he can be. He’s just a junior and he’ll be better as time goes on. For right now, we just want to get one day better and then we watch film.” The video early on is impressive. Plus, Sycamore has the luxury of a senior backup in Joey Gruden, who was an efficient 3-4 for 31 yards in his debut. Gruden also made highlights in the 2012 opener with a defensive “pick six” against the Redskins. “He’s got a nice arm and could easily be our No. 1,” Dattilo said. “He’s such a great safety as you can tell by the interception he made (against Anderson). We’ve got them all where we need them and where we need to be.” Sycamore’s final non-conference opponent is Springfield on Sept. 7 at Sycamore Stadium. For a video of Sycamore coach Scott Dattilo and Greg Simpson go to www.cincinnati.com/blogs/preps.

Treading for a water polo title in Sycamore

Aviators get new coaches in 2012 By Scott Springer sspringer@communitypress.com

SYCAMORE TWP. — The Sycamore High School water polo teams are several years removed from state championships in the sport, but are determined to get back to that level with the addition of some coaches from the tradition-rich Milford program. The Sycamore boys are coached by Nick Hellwig, who hails from St. Louis, but is assisted by Paul Splitt, who came over from Milford along with girls coach Gary Tameris. (Splitt also assists with the girls squad.) Hellwig is in his fifth year coaching the boys and is about to bring his second group of seniors through the program. His squad is a mix of competitive swimmers and others from various backgrounds and sports. “As soon as they know about it, it gets a little easier,” Hellwig said of getting guys in the pool with a cap. “There’s no junior high teams yet. Myself and my

Leading Sycamore's girls water polo team are, from left, senior Katie Caldwell, junior Anna Condron and junior Erin Glass.

Sycamore's water polo seniors gather in the Aves pool Aug. 28. They are, from left, Michael Bacha, Aaron Abraham, Adam Darwiche, Brendan Girten, Charlie Fry, Venkaat Naresh and Stephen Ioas. SCOTT

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other coach (Splitt) have started a club team that plays in spring and summer. We’re starting a junior high team to get a feeder team ready to go.” Regardless of their makeup, the Aves have had a good start, beginning the season 5-1-1 in the Southern region of teams that compete in water polo. Sycamore competes in a division that includes Mason, Milford, Princeton and St. Xavier.

“These guys have played together for at least a year or two now,” Hellwig said of his current squad. Among the Sycamore swim team members on the squad are Charlie Fry, Venkaat Naresh, Aaron Abraham and Mark Hancher. Goalie Adam Darwiche also plays volleyball when not swatting at a wet sphere. Whatever the discipline, Hellwig’s crew is in tip-top shape.

Treading water is difficult enough, doing it with ankle weights makes it more interesting. “We have ankle weights, wrist weights, weight belts and weighted balls just to kind of get that extra strength,” Hellwig said. In addition to the local schools, Sycamore’s chief competition in the Southern region comes from Upper Arlington. The Aves’ early loss came from the Northern re-

gion and St. Charles and they tied Thomas Worthington. In the win column, they beat Milford for the first time since 2003 recently. The scoring has been well distributed as nine Aves scored in one victory. “We haven’t gotten to the banner level that we want to, but this could be the year that we do that,” Hellwig said. Sycamore’s boys participate in the Ohio Cup Sept. 8-9. Gary Tameris made his name coaching Milford for 23 years and now is lending his expertise to the Sycamore girls squad. Tameris’ children have played numerous sports at Sycamore and his son, Cole, is a lineman on the football team. “Actually, this is where I started,” Tameris said. “I came out of Indiana in ‘87 and hooked up with Sycamore until ‘89 when I left and went out to Milford. This is a starting point and a full circletype thing.” The Lady Aves started at the Napoleon Invitational and went 3-1 to start the year. Like the Sycamore boys, the See POLO, Page A7


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PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS By Scott Springer sspringer@communitypress.com

Football

» Moeller opened the season with a 35-14 win over Gilman (Maryland) in the final game of the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown Aug. 26 on ESPNU. Spencer Iacovone was 12-21 passing for 156 yards and touchdowns to Gus Ragland and Max Foley. Iacovone also ran for two scores for the Crusaders. Moeller’s leading rusher was Keith Watkins with 117 yards and one touchdown. Leading the defense was Nick Szabados with six tackles. (Moeller’s Sept. 1 game with Grand Rapids Christian was after Labor Day deadlines.) » Sycamore blanked East Central 27-0 on Aug. 31. Junior quarterback Greg Simpson ran for 134 yards and a score and threw for a touchdown to Caleb Coletts. Next: Game against Springfield Sept. 7. » Cincinnati Country Day beat Pendleton County 32-22 on Aug. 31. JR Menifee had three touch-

downs for the Indians. CCD had 13 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. Next game: against St. Bernard Sept. 7. » Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy beat Reading 20-12 on Aug. 31. The Eagles outscored the Blue Devils 13-6 in the fourth quarter. Next game: at Lexington Christian Academy Sept. 7. » Indian Hill lost to Middletown Madison 27-0 Aug. 31. Next game: at Taft Sept. 7.

Boys golf

» Moeller was third out of 18 teams in the Moeller Invitational at Walden Pond Aug. 27. » Sycamore defeated Wyoming by four strokes and Indian Hill by eight at a tri-match Aug. 30 in Kenwood.

Girls golf

Beavercreek 5-0 Aug. 27 in the OTCA state team tournament at Queen City Racquet Club. Winning in singles were Alexa Abele, Maggie Skwara and Nanki Hura. In doubles it was Sophia Southard/Jamie Pescovitz and Grace Kays/Carolina Gao. The Lady Aves shutout Princeton 5-0 on Aug. 30 with Abele, Hura and Pescovitz sweeping singles. » In state team tournament action, Ursuline defeated Springfield, 5-0, Aug. 27. Mehvish Safdar, Diana Suarez and Jenny Duma earned wins at singles. The Lions will play Loveland at Loveland High School in the southwest district elite eight. » CHCA defeated Summit, 3-2, Aug. 28. Ali Harker and Kim Bolsinger earned a win at doubles.

» CHCA beat Taylor 218-239 behind the stellar play of Morgan Bowen, who shot a 4-over-par 40 on the north course at Kings Island Golf Center.

Boys soccer

Tennis

» Sycamore beat Seton Aug. 30 in five sets.

» Sycamore

blanked

» Moeller blanked McNicholas 2-0 on Aug. 30. Goalie Grady Beerck recorded the shutout.

Volleyball

FIRST GLANCE AT MND FIELD HOCKEY

Mount Notre Dame's Marissa White stands at the ready while teammate Emily Beitman goes for the ball in a Cougars’ contest last fall. THANKS TO MOUNT NOTRE DAME

MND Cougars to slap more in

Coach excited about new girls coming into program By Scott Springer sspringer@communitypress.com

UC Clermont gets ready for postseason After a successful 2011 campaign during where the UC Clermont College volleyball team extended streaks for conference championships (eight) and trips to the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association national championship tournament(six),thelatestversion of the Cougars is ready to begin a challenging new season. The Cougars, led by head coach Joe Harpring, lost several quality players to graduation after 2011, so finding top-level replacements was a priority for the coaching staff. During the off-season, the team added several talented individuals for 2012. Success will depend on the team’s ability to blend this new raw material with the returning players to form a cohesive unit. Clermont will be led by two seniors this year. Middle hitter Rachel Hays (Amelia High School), a First-Team All-American and First-Team All-Conference selection, joins defensive specialist Rachel Ferguson (Norwood) to help the newcomers learn the ropes. Also returning are junior setter Becca Walton (Mercy) – Second-Team All-Conference, junior right-side hitter Haley Weber (Mariemont), sophomore defensive specialist Courtney Maier (Newport Central Catholic) and sophomore outside hitter Kaitlyn Miller (Sycamore) – Second-Team All-Conference and conference Freshman of the Year in 2011. Joining the squad are outside hitter Heather

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team consists of swimmers and others just interested in the sport. “I’d like to see more swimmers involved,” Tameris said. “We’re solid

Playing in the Southwest Ohio Field Hockey League, the Mount Notre Dame Cougars finished fifth last season under coach Beth Vonderbrink. MND was 4-12-1 playing in the league won by St. Ursula. Oakwood, Ursuline and Kettering Fairmont all finished ahead of the Cougars, with Indian Hill, Summit Country Day and Talawanda finishing behind. Some of the key Cou-

gars returning include senior goalie Laura Jansing, who recorded one shutout and had 36 saves last season. Scoring-wise, senior forward Emily Beitman had six goals and 11 points and senior Marissa White had three goals. Juniors Megan Goslee and Holly Carota are also expected to be integral parts. “We lost five seniors from last year but have a great group of girls coming into the program,” Vonderbrink said by email. “Many

of the girls have been playing in the offseason attending camps and summer conditioning sessions.” Mount Notre Dame takes on defending champion St. Ursula on Sept. 6. “In every practice we will continue to focus on the fundamentals and skills along with conditioning and strength building,” Vonderbrink said. “I’m looking forward to seeing these young ladies grow together as one field hockey family over the course of the season.”

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The UC Clermont women's volleyball team includes, from left: Front, Alex McPherson, Alex Robb, Rachel Ferguson, Becca Walton, Ashley Gooch and Courtney Maier; back, Rachel Hays, Kiley Collins, Heather Rowland and Kaitlyn Miller. Not pictured is Haley Weber. THANKS TO MAE HANNA Rowland (Norwood), setter Alex Robb (Amelia), middle hitter Kiley Harpring Collins (Goshen), outside hitter Alex McPherson (Turpin) and setter/defensive specialist Ashley Gooch (Lumen Christi Catholic – Anchorage, Alaska). UC Clermont faces its usual slate of tough opponents and has added two NAIA schools, West Vir-

ginia Tech and Alice Lloyd College, to the schedule. The home portion of the schedule features many interesting events – including the UCC Volleyfest trimatch on Saturday, Sept. 8 and the annual Cougar Classic/Volley for a Cure benefit tri-match on Sunday, Sept. 16. UC Clermont opened the season at home Aug. 21 vs. Miami University-Middletown. Game time is 6 p.m. in the Student Activities Center. For more information visit: www.ucclermont.edu/ athletics.

up front. We’ve got 27 girls in the program.” Senior captain Katie Caldwell is an all-state performer in the pool for Tameris and goalie Anna Condron and Erin Glass are also key players. At a school like Sycamore, facilities, depth and multiple opportunities

lead to top talent. Having a pool alone is a key factor. “The hindrance of water polo is teams don’t have their own facilities,” Tameris said. “It’s hard to go out and rent a facility to do the sport.” The Sycamore girls are at the Milford Invitational Sept. 7-8.

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Editor: Dick Maloney, rmaloney@communitypress.com, 248-7134

EDITORIALS | LETTERS | COLUMNS | CH@TROOM

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Piece of Blue Ash disappears in sky The Blue Ash Airport died last week. Death came quietly at 8 a.m. Aug. 29, 2012. On a beautiful, cloudless summer morning a Cessna 172 taxied toward the runway. The pilot paused for several minutes much like a mourner peers into the casket for one last fleeting look at the deceased. He then gunned the engine and raced down Runway 24, executing a routine take-off. And that was that. Several lifetimes of aviation in Blue Ash were now memories. In my mind’s eye, I could see the throngs that had gathered for Airport Days. Little boys on

knowing what I was likely to see, but still hoping something interesting was happening. I remembered more than 20 years of living close enough to the airport to hear every take-off and always looking skyward to check out what was flying overhead. I suppose that to have a sense of sorrow over the passing of the Blue Ash Airport, one must have a reverence for the past. The airport was like an old ballplayer at an old-timers game. His gait had slowed, his weight shifted, but there remained that special quality that said that he once was capable of glory.

their dads’ shoulders squinting into the sun, hoping to catch a glimpse of the acrobat before he unleashed his plume of Mark Weber white smoke. I COMMUNITY could recall the RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST booming voice of Rob Reider as he elevated the crowd’s excitement to a fever pitch. I thought of the thousands of times I passed by the airport on Glendale-Milford Road, never being able to resist looking over,

Let’s keep hearts, minds, arms open While I stood amidst a nice gathering of a few thousand patiently waiting for the start of the World Choir Games “Parade of Nations,” I sensed great pride and anticipation from Tristate residents and visitors who eagerly wanted to welcome children from China, young adults from Nigeria, and seniors from Poland who were among the throngs ready to head down Fifth Street to Fountain Square. There were volunteers from Northern Kentucky, women from the former Soviet Union and curious children holding their parents hands just to have glimpse of the world’s visitors who chose to make Cincinnati USA their home away from home for a few weeks. Fortunate are we, as a region, to have secured this Olympic-styled competition that has captured the hearts of many. Seats at most of the performance venues are sold out, impromptu singing is occurring in restaurants, hotel lobbies and on the streets, and a great willingness to help in any we can is showcasing the best of who we are. Given that BRIDGES for a Just Community recently

released its third edition of the Region’s Progress Report on Human Relations and the results are pointing Lynnette toward the Heard need to become more COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST welcoming of COLUMNIST people who represent the vibrancy of diverse experiences, cultures, and backgrounds, we believe that now is the time to sustain this momentum of inclusion by design. What happens when our “guests” go home? What will we do with those good feelings or receptiveness, welcoming and inclusion? How do we freeze those moments in time so that they can be used to open minds in the work place, schools and places of worship? No longer can we say that Cincinnati does not have the capacity or ability to welcome and host nationalities. Thousands of people from countless nationalities were in the midst of us. Our lives are fuller, richer as a result. We will never be the same if we

preserve and guard the essence of the experience for the treasures we have received. After the parades, friendship concerts, impromptu street-corner singing, long lines of children, men and women streaming through the streets become memories, will we put away our podiums, go back to work, and pretend that the World Choir Games was just “another great event” in Cincinnati? We hope not. How about just saying “Hello” when approaching someone walking down the street, especially someone of a different background than yours? Or, why not research different nationalities with your children or grandchildren. No children? Do it for yourself or with a group of children from your neighborhood or place of worship? Write about your experiences on Facebook. Tell your family and friends who don’t live here about your experiences. The world is watching Cincinnati as our future calls us to “be the change we wish to see in the world.” Lynnette M. Heard is president & CEO, BRIDGES for a Just Community.

CH@TROOM Aug. 29 question Are you concerned about the rising West Nile virus exposures this year? Are you taking precautions?

“Yes, I am. Not only for me, but for all my family and friends. “Unfortunately, it seems to me precautionary measures are difficult to implement for so many reasons. We can't go outside in suits like beekeepers use, and we can't control what neighbors and nature do with regard to standing water which encourages mosquito proliferation. We can put on insect repellent and if we sit out in the open we can use a spray on the surrounding area. But we can't stay indoors all the time. “Fortunately, we have a screened-in patio behind our house and we can socialize there without too much risk. This is a scary problem, but

NEXT QUESTION Ohio’s ban on texting while driving is now in effect. Do you think the law is a good idea and will it make roads safer? Why or why not? 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.

preventive measures are not as easy as they are with other risks in life.” Bill B. “Rising West Nile virus exposure is just one of hundreds of negative impacts the CDC predicted for our failure to address climate change when Dr. Epstein started writing about it about a decade ago. It's too late to stop it, but it's not too late to prevent the worst possible out-

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comes. But we're running out of time.” N.F. “I'm only concerned about West Nile for my two-and-ahalf year old son. He is easy mosquito bait from about April till October. Many repellents are over-priced, smell awful, or just don't work on him T.Rog. “Always concerned about viruses in one way or another. My precautionary methods are keeping insect repellent on if I am outside in vegetation areas, working in the garden, or in recreational areas where mosquito's are prone. I also tip over any small containers with water to empty them laying around, or kick some dirt over small areas holding any standing water.” O.H.R.

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In the end the airport was a decrepit relic relegated to second-class status by the programmed neglect and indifference of its operator. Its demise was announced through a series of self-serving, disingenuous statements that were as predictable as they were sad. Make no mistake about it, the city of Cincinnati bears full responsibility for the closure of the airport. As the last plane took off into history, a funeral cortege of white pick-up trucks bearing the logo of the city of Cincinnati cruised down the taxiway toward the runway. It was the job

of these city workers to apply the coup de grace to the Blue Ash airport by painting big white Xs on the runway. A lone yellow plane sat on the tarmac, waiting to be hauled away, a mute reminder of what had been but would never be again. This morning the undertakers outnumbered the mourners. It was like the funeral of an elderly person who outlived all his contemporaries. The airport is now officially closed. A piece of Blue Ash history is gone, but will never be forgotten. Mark Weber is Blue Ash mayor.

COAST's interests counter residents’ interests Jeff Capell’s Aug. 29 column, “Shame on council for airport deal,” criticizes Blue Ash city council for the process by which Blue Ash is purchasing a portion of the Blue Ash airport property from Cincinnati. Mr. Capell indicates he is a resident of Blue Ash, which is true, and readers would therefore assume he is representing his views as a resident. But Mr. Capell is also a leading member of the activist fiscal group COAST, which is adamantly opposed to Cincinnati’s streetcar project and by extension has stridently opposed Cincinnati using the airport property sale proceeds to fund that same project. To that end, COAST chairman Tom Brinkman in a recent Enquirer article regarding the airport deal, went so far as to accuse Blue Ash city council of “lying to its constituents,” undertaking “illegal transactions,” and of being “dishonest.” While Mr. Capell is a Blue Ash resident, readers should be aware of his blurring the lines between Blue Ash resident and COAST activist. Illustrating this conflict are recent quotes and articles in this paper. In an Aug. 9 article, “COAST to Blue Ash: Hands off airport deal,” Mr. Capell, speaking as a COAST member, was quoted as saying, “This is all about the Cincinnati streetcar.” In his Aug. 29 column, Mr. Capell wrote, presumably as a Blue Ash resident, that a “large group of mostly Blue Ash residents” at the recent Blue Ash city council meeting pleaded for council to reject the airport deal agreement. He failed to disclose that an Aug. 9 article reported that it was Mr. Capell,

speaking again as a COAST member, who was “urging people to pack” that very same council meeting. Steve Tosh Mr. Capell COMMUNITY also wrote in RECORDER GUEST COLUMNIST his Aug. 29 column that “many of us considered a referendum to overturn council’s actions.” What he again left unwritten is that the “us” doing that considering was actually COAST itself, per an Aug. 10 article. So while Mr. Capell has apparently written his column as a Blue Ash resident, it is abundantly clear that his recent actions and statements have been made as a COAST member. That Mr. Capell is a Blue Ash resident is of no doubt, and he has all the rights and privileges as a private citizen to express his opinion. But Mr. Capell is also an active member of an external group that has accused Blue Ash council of a variety of wrongdoings and that has expressed a desire to disrupt Blue Ash’s ultimate purchase of the airport property, an undertaking approved by a landslide voter margin six years ago. Blue Ash residents deserve to know whether a fellow resident is speaking for himself or for an external group seeking to achieve its own objectives – objectives that are substantially at odds with the majority view of both Blue Ash city council and Blue Ash residents. Steve Tosh is a resident of Blue Ash.

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Laura Beverly of Finneytown, Denise Prues and Linda Grypp of Hyde Park attend the Cancer Support Community benefit dinner at National Exemplar. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

PEOPLE | IDEAS | RECIPES

Chef Brandon Fortener, left; Justin Lackmeyer of National Exemplar; Rick Bryan, CSC Executive Director; Lisa Hopkins of National Exemplar; Amanda Baker, CSC Event Director; and Kyle Barthelmas of National Exemplar celebrate money raised for Cancer Support Community at the National Exemplar's 19th annual benefit. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Ed Murphy of Milford and Leslie and Ed Murphy Jr. of Deer Park enjoy the 19th annual benefit dinner for Cancer Support Community. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Jan Dossman of Monfort Heights, Nancy Pelzel of White Oak and Linda Thatcher of White Oak support the Cancer Support Community at the National Exemplar. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

At the National Exemplar's 19th annual benefit dinner for Cancer Support Community are, in back, from left, are Steve Schrader of Loveland, Ted and Sharon Inman of Loveland; seated are Cynthia Chua of Mariemont, Ronda Bowman, Mary Steffel of Loveland and Karyn Dyehouse of Sycamore Township. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

Ruth Bunyan, Fred Schmidbauer of Cold Springs, Llinee Williams of Montgomery and Lisa Hemphill attend National Exemplar's benefit dinner. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

DINNER SUPPORTS CANCER CAUSE

Joe, Madolyn and Jean Desch of Hyde Park and Julie Pfeiffer of Madeira enjoy the 19th annual benefit dinner for Cancer Support Community. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

“Great food for a great cause” was the theme of the evening when approximately 220 supporters of Cancer Support Community Greater CincinnatiNorthern Kentucky (CSC, formerly The Wellness Community) dined at The National Exemplar restaurant in Mariemont as part of the restaurant’s 19th annual benefit dinner for the cancer support agency. Following the event, Lisa Hopkins and other National Exemplar staff members presented a $3,000 donation representing the evening’s profits to Cancer Support Community’s Executive Director, Rick

Bryan, and Event Director, Amanda Baker. Dating back to the restaurant’s first dinner for CSC in 1994, The National Exemplar has donated more than $50,000 to help the fund the non-profit’s free cancer support programs. “We look forward to this event every March,” Bryan said. “Everyone enjoys going to The National Exemplar for a great meal in such a wonderful atmosphere – and knowing that the profits will be donated to support people with cancer just makes it even better. We’re so grateful for The National Exemplar’s longstanding support and generosity.” Carol Bowman of Mariemont, Jean Davison of Amberley Village and Janis Gaskill of Indian Hill enjoy the evening at National Exemplar while raising money for the Cancer Support Community. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT

George and Karen Siemers and Linda and Greg Sykes, all of Montgomery, attend the National Exemplar's benefit for the Cancer Support Community. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, SEPT. 6

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Education

Drink Tastings

Seminars

Aqua Babies, 6-6:30 p.m., Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive, Weekly through Oct. 25. By teaching parents to serve as instructors, orient 6- to 24month-old child to the water and develop beginning swimming skills. $80. Reservations required. 791-5000; www.myy.org. Blue Ash. Rays/Starfish Swim Lessons, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive, Ages 3-5. Weekly through Oct. 25. Advanced intermediate level. Students demonstrate front paddle stroke with rhythmic breathing, 25 yards. Students also learn both front and back symmetrical paddle strokes which are lead-up skills to breaststroke and elementary backstroke. $80. Reservations required. 791-5000; www.myy.org. Blue Ash. Polliwog Swim Lesson, 4:305:10 p.m., Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive, Ages 6-12. Weekly through Oct. 25. For beginning school-age swimmers. Students learn basic water adjustment as well as paddle stroke on their front, back and side while wearing or not wearing an instructional flotation device. $80. Reservations required. 791-5000; www.myy.org. Blue Ash.

Sips, Shepherds and Seminarians: Taste and Share for the Good of the Athenaeum, 7-9 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Community Room. Social evening of wine and beer tasting. Ages 21 and up. Benefits The Athenaeum of Ohio. $25. Reservations required. Presented by Good Shepherd Catholic Church. 489-8815; www.goodshepherd.org. Montgomery.

Second Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women, 8:30-11 a.m., Merrill Lynch, 5151 Pfeiffer Road, Suite 100, Workshop provides information and resources for women at all stages of divorce: before, during and after. Presented by attorneys, financial professionals and family therapists. Presenters include: Karen Levy, Beth Silverman, Sherri Slovin, Mary Ellen Malas, Kyra Raimey, Erinn McKee Hannigan, Marie Hill, Susan Steinberg and Fran Hendrick. Free. Presented by 2nd Saturday Cincinnati. 833-1518. Blue Ash.

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. Local growers/producers: Lobenstein Farm, Kartal Honey, The Olde Garden Shack, Breezy Acres and Backyard Orchards. Free admission. 745-5685; www.ucblueash.edu. Blue Ash.

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

Music - Benefits 101 Year Celebration Concert, 7:30 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Performances by the Cincinnati Pops, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Ballet and May Festival Chorus with John Morris Russell conducting. Gates open 6 p.m. Celebrating official grand opening of Indoor Arena. Food, entertainment, art display and raffle. Dress code: Boots and blue jeans. Seating on first come, first choice basis. Tickets are non-refundable. Benefits Horsing Around’s Stablemates program. $25. 891-4227; www.green-acres.org. Indian Hill.

Music - Blues Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; www.mamavitas.com. Loveland.

Music - Concerts Blue Ash Thursday Afternoon Concerts, Noon-1:30 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Ricky Nye. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259; www.blueash.com. Blue Ash.

On Stage - Theater Andy Woodhull, 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. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Book discussion group. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 673-0174. Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7 Dining Events Dinner with Salsa Friends, 8-10 p.m., Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road, Private Room. Group dinner held on the first Friday of the month. $10. Presented by MidwestLatino. 791-4424; www.mid-

Education Journaling Jump-Start, 10 a.m.-noon, Women Writing for a Change, 6906 Plainfield Road, Concludes Sept. 14. Receive help to guide you through beginning or sustaining a transformative journaling practice. Learn techniques that will inspire you to write, help you break through your blocks and ignite your passion for writing. Ages 18 and up. $50. Registration required. 272-1171; www.womenwriting.org. Silverton. Aqua Babies, 10-10:30 a.m., Blue Ash YMCA, Weekly through Oct. 26. $80. Reservations required. 791-5000; www.myy.org. Blue Ash. Perch Swim Lessons, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive, Weekly through Oct. 26. Parent/child program is for ages 2-3. Class time structured to accommodate water acclimation, introduction to beginning swimming skills and guided discovery. $80. Reservations required. 791-5000. Blue Ash.

Shopping Silverton Block Watch Association Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Silverton Municipal Building, 6860 Plainfield Road, Music, food, split-the-pot and raffles. $30 per booth; free for shoppers. Presented by Silverton Block Watch Association. 9366233; www.silvertonblockwatch.org. Silverton.

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Festivals St. Saviour Church Fall Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Saviour Church, 4136 Myrtle Ave., Food, booths, rides, entertainment and games for all ages. Beer with ID and wristband available. Free. 791-9004. Amberley Village.

Health / Wellness 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. Free. Through May 3. 784-0084. Silverton. Nzuzu’s Feminine Wisdom Retreat, 6:30 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Bring forth feminine wisdom and energy within you. $300 single occupancy, $250 double occupancy, $200 commuter. Reservations required. 683-2340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

Music - Blues The Medicine Men, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, 247-2380; www.deshas.com/cincinnati. Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater The Fox on the Fairway, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, The Fox on the Fairway, by Ken Ludwig and directed by Ginny Weil. A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The Fox On the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics. $17. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. 684-1236; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township. Andy Woodhull, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 8 Clubs & Organizations Alabama Game Watch Party, 3:30-6 p.m., Firehouse Grill, 4785 Lake Forest Drive, Join other Alabama alumni, fans and parents to cheer on the Tide for 2012 football season. Bring non-perishable food items to benefit the Freestore Foodbank. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Chapter of The University of Alabama Alumni Association. 733-3473; www.bamacincinnati.com. Blue Ash.

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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. 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.

Education Drugstore Shopping and Saving Secrets, 2 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Coupon blogger Andrea Deckard from SavingsLifestyle.com leads workshop to learn saving secrets to drugstore shopping including how to take full advantage of the rewards programs drugstores offer, begin to shop for free and understand how to make shopping profitable. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4476; savingslifestyle.com/coupon-classes. Loveland. Aqua Babies, 9:30-10 a.m., Blue Ash YMCA, Weekly through Oct. 27. $80. Reservations required. 791-5000; www.myy.org. Blue Ash. Perch Swim Lessons, 10:4511:25 a.m., Blue Ash YMCA, Weekly through Oct. 27. $80. Reservations required. 791-5000. Blue Ash. Eels Swim Lessons, 10:45-11:15 a.m., Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive, Weekly through Oct. 27. Ages 3-5. Develops youngsters abilities to swim on their own. Students must have previously completed Pike level. $80. Reservations required. 791-5000. Blue Ash. Rays/Starfish Swim Lessons, 10:05-10:35 a.m., Blue Ash YMCA, Weekly through Oct. 27. $80. Reservations required. 791-5000; www.myy.org. Blue Ash. Polliwog Swim Lesson, 8:459:25 a.m. and 10:05-10:45 a.m., Blue Ash YMCA, Weekly through Oct. 27. $80. Reservations required. 791-5000; www.myy.org. Blue Ash.

Festivals St. Saviour Church Fall Festival, 5 p.m.-midnight, St. Saviour Church, Free. 791-9004. Amberley Village.

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. &

Associates, 4460 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 100, First class: What is diabetes - what do I do about it? Second class: Healthy Eating. Waiting room. Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. Presented by Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates. Through Sept. 29. 271-5111. Madisonville.

On Stage - Theater The Fox on the Fairway, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township. Andy Woodhull, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

Parenting Classes Foster Parent Training Classes, 9 a.m.-noon, SonRise Church, 8136 Wooster Pike, Saturdays through Dec. 1. More than 330 children in custody of Clermont County Children’s Protective Services. County is in need of foster homes and families to adopt some of these children. Refreshments and child care for those attending classes. Instructors from the county’s staff. Free. Registration required. 732-7765; www.sonrisechurch.com. Columbia Township.

Pets Cat Adoptions, 1-3 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 5619 Orlando Place, Volunteers answer questions about the cats. Presented by Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic. 871-7297; www.ohioalleycat.org. Madisonville.

Recreation Sunflower Revolution Ride, 8 a.m., Epiphany United Methodist Church, 6635 Loveland Miamiville Road, 100K begins at 8 a.m. and 40K begins at 10 a.m. Both 40K and 100K rides begin at church and finish across the street at the Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center. Both courses are gentle, include rest stops with food and drinks. Lunch follows bike rides. Cammy Dierking, Local 12 news anchor, will emcee celebration. Benefits Davis Phinney/Donald Krumme Fund for Parkinson’s disease research. $200 fundraising requirement with $50 registration. 558-6503; www.imathlete.com/events/sunflowerrevo-

y.org. Blue Ash. Perch Swim Lessons, 7-7:30 p.m., Blue Ash YMCA, Weekly through Oct. 22. $80. Reservations required. 791-5000. Blue Ash. Eels Swim Lessons, 10-10:30 a.m., 10:30-11 a.m. and 6:15-6:45 p.m., Blue Ash YMCA, Weekly through Oct. 22. $80. Reservations required. 791-5000. Blue Ash.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 11 Cooking Classes Pasta, Many Ways, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Dan prepares and teaches four different pasta recipes. $50. Reservations required. 489-6400; cookswaresonline.com. Symmes Township.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second streets, Located at Loveland Station parking area: Route 48 and W. Loveland Ave. Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. 683-0491; www.lovelandfm.com. Loveland.

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Loveland Art Show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., More than 75 artists competing for awards totaling $2,000. Free. Presented by Loveland Arts Council. 683-1696; www.lovelandartscouncil.org. Loveland.

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.

Art Exhibits Second Sunday at the Barn, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Members exhibit artwork in Lindner Classroom on second Sunday of every month; artists’ studios open as well. Oils, watercolors, pastels, and unique handmade jewelry for show and sale. Free. 272-3700; www.womansartclub.com. Mariemont.

Education Gummy Yummy New Year, 3-4:30 p.m., Weller Park, 10021 Weller Road, Learn about Rosh Hashanah with Miss Meliss, make candy necklaces and other craft projects, decorate cupcakes and sample baked goods from Busken. Free. Registration required. Presented by Fusion Family. 703-3343. Montgomery.

Parenting Classes More Signing, Less Whining, 6:45 p.m., Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road, Includes pre-verbal communication, earlier speech development, enhanced intellectual development, pictorial dictionary and Signing Safari CD. $45 per couple. Registration required. Presented by Signing Safari, LLC. 475-4500; www.signingsafari.com. Montgomery. Foster Parent Training, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Diversion Foster Care, 10921 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 315. Begin process of becoming licensed foster parent. Family friendly. Free. 984-2031; diversionfostercare.org. Blue Ash.

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Festivals

Business Seminars

St. Saviour Church Fall Festival, 4-9 p.m., St. Saviour Church, Free. 791-9004. Amberley Village.

Breakfast and Digital Marketing Seminar: Website Optimization, 8:30-10 a.m., Towers of Kenwood, 8044 Montgomery Road, First Floor Conference Room. Goal of program is to equip attendees with proven tools, tips and tactics for maximizing website lead generation potential. Light breakfast served 8:15 a.m. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by InfoTrust, LLC. 376-9740; infotrust-website-optimizationtraining.eventbrite.com. Kenwood.

On Stage - Theater The Fox on the Fairway, 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; www.mariemontplayers.com. Columbia Township. Andy Woodhull, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

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

MONDAY, SEPT. 10 Clubs & Organizations Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. 351-5005; cincinnati.toastmastersclubs.org. Madeira.

Cooking Classes It’s in the Bag, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Classes honor nature’s bounty by featuring freshest in-season ingredients each month in all-new recipes. $50. Reservations required. 489-6400; cookswaresonline.com. Symmes Township.

Education Infant/Parent Swim Lessons, 10-10:30 a.m., Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive, Weekly through Oct. 22. By teaching parents to serve as instructors, orient the 6- to 24-month-old child to the water and develop beginning swimming skills. Class time structured with water and pool orientation, introduction to beginning swimming and structured water play. Family friendly. $80. Reservations required. 791-5000; www.my-

Cooking Classes 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. Carne Asada Night, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares - Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Karen Harmon demonstrates authentic way to plate this Carne Asada dinner – as done in Mexico. $45. Reservations required. 489-6400; cookswaresonline.com. Symmes Township.

Education Perch Swim Lessons, 10:30-11 a.m., Blue Ash YMCA, Weekly through Oct. 24. $80. Reservations required. 791-5000. Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness 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.


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Serve after-school snacks that won’t fill kids up

Pineapple popsicles 3 cups fresh pineapple chunks or 1 14.5 oz. can chunks packed in juice, not syrup, drained 1 ⁄3 cup 2 percent milk A few tablespoons sugar or honey if it needs sweetened (start with 3 tablespoons and go from

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Process all ingredients in batches in a food processor or blender until as smooth as you like. Pour into molds or cups with wooden sticks inserted, if necessary. Freeze several hours. Makes 8.

Frozen grape skewers

We used to pick grapes from a local vineyard. After making grape juice and jelly, I always had enough left over to make these, which were a favorite of my boys. Use a flat head toothpick and skewer 3-4 grapes on each one. Freeze hard uncovered and then put into freezer containers. Let the kids eat these right out of the freezer.

Health tips from Rita’s kitchen

Fresh pineapple helps keeps bones strong. Pineapple also improves digestion and even helps relieve cold symptoms with its high vitamin C content. Pineapple juice is

soothing to a sore throat. Grapes, especially if they’re red, contain powerful anti-oxidants.

Rita’s chunky granola

It’s all the rage now. Chunky granola is in. Here’s how to make it. ⁄3 cup maple syrup ⁄3 cup packed brown sugar (I used dark) 1 tablespoon vanilla extract ½ teaspoon almond extract ¼ cup soybean or canola oil ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 2 cups sliced almonds or your favorite combination of nuts About 2 cups dried fruit (optional) 1

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Line a large cookie sheet with parchment or spray with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Whisk together syrup, sugar, extracts and salt, then whisk in oils. Fold in oats and nuts until coated. Pour onto cookie sheet in thin, even layer and press mixture down until compact. Bake 35-40 minutes, rotating pan

halfway through. Remove and cool to room temperature. Break into desired chunks. Stir in fruit. Store in airtight container up to three weeks.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

Add ¼ cup chia seeds and or 2 tablespoons flax seeds with the oat and nut mixture. The flax and chia are optional but know that they are huge sources of Omega 3 fatty acids, which are good for your heart, brain, eyes, nails, skin and hair. Chia is close to flax in Omega 3 and higher in Omega 3 than hemp seeds (yes, they’re edible and I use them a lot). Light brown sugar can be substituted. Use all vanilla extract: 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon

The Cincinnati Community ToolBank, a premier tool lending resource that serves charitable organizations across the Tristate, celebrated its grand opening Aug. 8 at 2001 Central Ave. The Cincinnati ToolBank will power volunteer projects by making an abundant supply of tools available to nonprofits, schools and faith-based groups that are engaged in charitable activities. The Cincinnati ToolBank will steward and loan an inventory of high quality tools including carpentry, construction, custodial, landscaping gear and more. For just three cents on the dollar of their retail value, charitable organizations can borrow tools and equipment from the ToolBank for a week. The goal of the Cincinnati ToolBank is to reduce the need for community associations, churches, neighborhood gardens and other nonprofit organizations to invest in expensive tool purchases to complete community service projects. In partnership with the ToolBank, charitable groups across the Tristate – as well as their funders and spon-

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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RELIGION Habitat for Humanity project day is planned for Saturday, Sept. 8, in conjunction with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. The Humanity projects help eliminate sub-standard housing in Cincinnati. Interested community volunteers may contact Ascension at 793-3288 for additional information. “Coming Home Sunday” will be celebrated Sunday, Sept. 9. All students may bring their school backpacks for a blessing for the new school year. A potluck lunch will follow the service. Ascension offers Healing Touch Ministry for all people in the community. For more information please call Ascension at 793-3288. Summer10 a.m. worship service continues through Sunday, Sept. 9. The congregation begins its fall schedule Sunday, Sept. 16. Worship services will be at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. with Christian Education for all

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Blue Ash Presbyterian Church

The annual church picnic will be at noon Sunday, Sept. 16, on the church grounds. Call the church for details. The community is invited to attend the annual blessing of the pets at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, on the church grounds. Luvfurmutts, a local animal rescue group, will be in attendance with pet adoptions available to loving homes. The church youth group, God Squad, begins meeting Sept. 9, under the leadership of Kyle Rogers. Sunday School classes (Bible 101 and the Thoughtful Christian) meet at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. For children pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade, Sunday School is held after the children’s sermon in the

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Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Weekday Children’s Activities – Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.). Afternoon session is available on Tuesday. Register on-line at www.cos-umc.org. Annual craft show is now recruiting vendors to purchase space at the show, which is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Register at www.cos-umc.org/craftshow.htm. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (791-3142 and www.cos-umc.org).

Community Lighthouse Church of God

A camp meeting service is scheduled for 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, with Roger Mackie Jr., Purkeys and James Coffey. Sunday services are 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday service is 7 p.m. All are welcome. The church is at 4305 Sycamore Road, Sycamore Township; 984-5044.

Hartzell United Methodist Church

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Loveland United Methodist Church

The Worship team recently began offering two services: “Classic Tradition” at 9 a.m.; “Engage!” – a contemporary worship offering at 10:30 a.m. Our Children’s team will be offering nursery care all morning, and Sunday school for all ages up through grade six during both worship services.

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St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

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wanted to know about the Church but were afraid to ask.” The annual parish picnic will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at Swaim Park. Bring your favorite outdoor game equipment. St. Barnabas Choir rehearsals begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday Sept. 6. No requirements other than a willing heart and a desire to serve. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401; www.stbarnabas.org

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At 8:15 a.m., there is a traditional service; at 11 a.m. there is a blended service, combining traditional and contemporary styles of worship. At 9:30 a.m., there are various Sunday School classes and study groups. The Chancel Choir will begin rehearsals Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and will sing at the 11 a.m. service during the school year. The Hygiene Kits being collected for the Festival of Sharing, Saturday, Sept. 29, at Otterbein University, need to be be turned in. The LeioMyosSarcoma Run/'Walk will be at Woodlawn's scenic Glenwood Gardens. All proceeds will be donated to the cure of LMS a rare cancer of the body's soft tissues. The annual Homecoming Sunday celebration will be Sunday, Sept. 16. There will be music, worship, fellowship and fun, concluding with a pit barbecued chicken dinner. Canines for Christ training sessions for service dogs will be held. Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and at 10 a.m Saturday mornings. The dogs visits to those in hospitals, nursing homes and hospices bring much joy. The church is at 1751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117; www.sharonville-umc.org.

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday worship and junior worship services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Adult and Youth Bible studies each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Women’s Study Group at 6:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month. Includes light refreshments and special ladies study. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891.

Sycamore Presbyterian Church

Join in worship at 8:45 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for age 3 to grade 12 meets at 10:45 a.m. Childcare is available in the nursery during the 9:45 and 10:45 services for infants through age 2. The 105th annual Lawn Fete is Saturday, Sept. 8. Senior Pastor Dr. Larry Kent begins a 10-week fall sermon series titled "The Inescapable Jesus" starting Sept. 9. A new member class will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Lunch is provided. Call the church office to register. The church is at 11800 Mason-Montgomery Road, Symmes Township; 6830254; www.sycamorechurch.org .


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JCC fall programs under way Opportunities for fitness, learning and enrichment abound with new fall programs for the whole family at the Mayerson JCC. Classes start this week, and advance registration is required. Most JCC programs are open to the public, and J members pay discounted fees. Children will have fun reading and cooking in the new PJ Library: Little Chefs class. In this program, 3- to 5-year-olds will read and make recipes from the popular PJ Library children’s book collections, followed by a fun cooking activity related to the story. Recipes and book summaries will be sent home each week to share. PJ Library is a Jewish family engagement national program that offers free, high-quality Jewish children’s literature and music for ages 6 months – 5 ½ years, on a monthly basis, and the program is locally implemented by the J. After the success of JCC Boys Club, a weekly preschool age boys-only class that offers themed activities, the J is adding a new girls-only program, Girls Squad. Each week features different themed activities with a story, games, activities and a snack. Exercise and healthy choices are included. In addition to new classes for kids, the J has a new dance instructor for children and youth ages 3 ½ -7. Shani Zisovitch was born and trained as a dancer in Israel, where

she earned a bachelor of sance and a teaching certification from the Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem. She has been teaching dance and improvisation to children and adults for nine years. Shani’s choreography has won awards in Israel and she has performed in Israel and Europe. Chicago-style 16-inch softball leagues are offered at the J: men’s only league, ages 16-and-older, and a co-ed league, ages 21-35. Both leagues start in early September. Men’s 40-and-older basketball is another new JCC adult sports league that offers fun ways to socialize and get fit. Due to popular demand, this new competitive league is especially for participants over the age of 40. The league includes 10 games and a tournament, beginning in November. A wide range of Red Cross Certified swim lessons are offered. Programs start at babies, as young as 6-months old, and go all the way up to life guard training, for teens and adults. One popular swimming course is Aqua Tots. Parents love to spend time in the pool with their babies and toddlers while instructors teach them beginning swim lessons. Registration for these and many other JCC fall programs is in progress, and classes are filling up quickly. To register or for a complete list of JCC fall classes, visit www.JointheJ.org or call (513) 761-7500.

Celebrate Jewish New Year with Shofar Factory High Holiday education turns into a family adventure at the Chabad Jewish Center’s nationally acclaimed Shofar Factory. The workshop will be staging two free presentations: at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Blue Ash Kroger, and at 3:30 p.m. at the Early Childhood Expo in the Sharonville Convention Center. “The Shofar Factory will make the family’s Rosh Hashanah experience so

much more exciting. This is a hands-on experience that provides a real thrill and a great education. Both adults and children participate and it is difficult to tell who is having more fun,” said Rabbi Berel Cohen, director of youth and family programming at Chabad Jewish Center. With unique media, and innovative presentation methods, The Shofar Factory offers a firsthand

know-how to the ins and outs of the Shofar. This interactive program includes a hands-on display of real animal horns fit for making the instrument, a presentation of the history, laws and spiritual meaning of the Shofar, and participation in the crafting of a genuine Shofar from a raw ram’s horn. There is also an option for each participant to create his or her own individ-

ual Shofar including sanding the raw material and applying varnish for his or her personal touch. The fee is $10. The Shofar Factory will be traveling to local schools and organizations thought out the greater Cincinnati area. For more information, call (513) 793-5200, or email RabbiCohen@ChabadBA. com.

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Israeli choir wows Cincinnati The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and the local Jewish community are proud to have hosted the Israeli Ankor Choir for the 2012 World Choir Games. The choir’s visit was the result of months of planning. During a trip back to Israel, Community Shaliach (emissary from Israel) Yair Cohen personally auditioned several choirs to select the one that would best represent the Jewish State. The Ankor Choir – made up of 25 female students at the Jerusalem Academy High School of Music and Dance – was his clear choice. This choir is best known for its partnership with

Yad VaShem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Museum. They participate in the annual Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance) ceremony and perform for each foreign head of state who visits Israel, including President Bill Clinton and Pope John Paul II. Jewish Federation of Cincinnati staff spent the next months working with other community organizations to plan the choir’s tour. They understood the importance of showcasing the choir to the widest range possible of Jewish and non-Jewish audiences and also of giving the young women in the choir a good picture of Jewish life

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we came.” The Ankor Choir competed in two categories at the World Choir Games: Youth Choirs of Equal Voices, where they won a gold medal, and Musica Sacra, where they won silver. They also sang at Rockdale Temple for JCC campers and seniors, at Wise Temple, at Heritage Baptist Church in Lebanon and at Cedar Village. Cedar Village Rabbi Gerry Walter said, “The young ladies sang their hearts out and spent wonderful time visiting with our elders as well. It was one of the finest things that ever occurred at Cedar Village.” The choir also visited some of the landmarks of Jewish Cincinnati–Hebrew Union College and the American Jewish Archives, the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education and UC Hillel. Most notably, they sang to a packed house as part of a Friendship Concert in the JCC’s Amberley Room, along with choirs from the United States and Poland. The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Janelle Gelfand named

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POLICE REPORTS BLUE ASH Arrests/citations Michael P. Duerson, 34, 6972 Beechmont Ave., criminal damaging/endangering, criminal trespass, drug possession, theft at 4150 Hunt Road, Aug. 23. Robert K. Shadley, 57, 10555 Montgomery Road Apartment 1, forgery, grand theft at 11061 Deerfield Road, Aug. 24. Antonio G. Mitchell, 29, 1905 Savannah Way Apartment 2, drug possession at 4554 Lake Forest Drive, Aug. 21. Albert Robert Clayburn Jr., 40, 681 Bate Ave., resisting arrest, felony warrant, obstructing official business, drug possession, felony warrant at Northbound Interstate 71 at Eastbound Interstate 275, Aug. 22. William V. Ream III, 41, 2235 Cleneay Ave., posession drug paraphernalia, drug possession, drug possession at 4665 Cornell Road, Aug. 23. Lisa M. Kohler, 51, 4941 Wayne Madison Road, possession or use of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, obstructing official business at 9500 Kenwood Road apartment C, Aug. 25. Rick W. Little, 52, 10180 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, possession or use of a controlled substance at 9500 Kenwood Road apartment C, Aug. 25. James S. Kohler, 52, 4941 Wayne Madison Road, possession or use of a controlled substance at 9500 Kenwood Road apartment C, Aug. 25. Donna Tomasic Leding, 48, 8418 Ridge Pointe Circle, operating vehicle while impaired (under the influence of alcohol/drugs), rules for driving in marked lanes at 4615 Hunt Road, Aug. 23. Shawn Adam Delierre, 30, 3573 Hochelaga, operating vehicle while impaired (under the influence of alcohol/drugs) at 4460 Glendale-Milford Road, Aug. 26. William E. Feagans Jr., 51, 803 Owls Nest Drive, operating a vehicle impaired (refusal within 20 years of previous conviction), operating a vehicle impaired (under the influence of alcohol/ drugs), lanes of travel upon roadways at Kenwood Road at eastbound Ohio 126 connector, Aug. 26.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering, theft A man said someone took two CST Barger tripods, value $150, and a clear plastic Blue Hawk, value $80, from Blue Ash Airport at 4273 GlendaleMilford Road, Aug. 22. Someone damaged side mirrors, value $200, and hubcaps, value $400, on vehicles at Hyatt Criminal mischief Place at 11435 Reed Hartman Highway, Aug. 23. Misuse of credit cards At 4851 Myerdale Drive, Aug. 24. At 9325 Hunters Creek Drive, Aug. 27. Petty theft Someone took two videos, value $5; an Xbox wireless controller, value $49.99; an Xbox controller, value $49.99; an Xbox wireless controller, value

$49.99; three PS3 movie bands, value $254.97, and six Xbox 360 headsets, value $299.94, from Kmart at 4150 Hunt Road, Aug. 21. A woman said someone took $11.25 from Easter Seals TriState at 4300 Rossplain Road, Aug. 22. Someone took a compact disc, value $1, and new draperies, value $130, from Target at 9099 Plainfield Road, Aug. 27. Telecommunications harassment At 4491 Hunt Road, Aug. 24. Theft A woman said someone took a Coach leather purse, value $350, and its contents, including $1,050 cash, from BP at 6151 Pfeiffer Road, Aug. 22. Someone took $4,880 at 4144 Hunt Road, Aug. 23. Violating protection order At 9365 Cardinal Court, Aug. 23.

MONTGOMERY Arrests/citations Nathan J. Blust, 19, 10672 Creeknoll Court, operate motor vehicle in park at 10530 Deerfield Road, Aug. 24. Geronimo Lopez-Roblero, 32, 23030 Liberty Lane, identity fraud, forgery-ID card, complicity at 9997 Montgomery Road, Aug. 20. Eloy G. Ramirez, 28, 5284 Blossom St., identity fraud, forgeryID card, complicity at 9997 Montgomery Road, Aug. 20. Juvenile, 17, in park after hours at 10530 Deerfield Road, Aug. 26. Juvenile, 17, in park after hours at 10530 Deerfield Road, Aug. 26. Kristofer L. James, 22, 10108 Zig Zag Road, possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia at Zig Zag Road, Aug. 22. Taylor A. Helton, 21, 9092 Foxhunter Lane, possession of drugs at Westbound Ohio 126 exit, Aug. 16. Cody Taylor, 18, 6948 Silverton Ave. No. 2, possession of drugs at Montgomery Road, Aug. 18. Timothy J. Westfall, 53, 8211 Margaret Lane, nuisance prohibited at 8141 Margaret Lane, Aug. 15. Judy M. Buchanan, 32, 10858 Ponds Lane, driving while under the influence at 9770 Montgomery Road, Aug. 16.

tered the rear window, value $400, of a Jeep at 8928 E. Kemper Road, Aug. 17. Identity fraud-obtain, possess or use At 7691 Cornell Road, Aug. 20. Lost/found property Someone found ADD pills and marijuana at Sycamore High School at 7400 Cornell Road, Aug. 20. Public indecency At 10500 Montgomery Road, Aug. 20. Theft A woman said someone took a wedding ring, value $10,000, from Bethesda North Hospital at 10500 Montgomery Road, Aug. 21. A man said someone stole $527.64 worth of IP phone service at 404 Shakerdale Road, Aug. 20. A woman said someone took a Janel Russell mother/child pendant, value $300; a 14-karat gold rope chain with barrel claspchain, value $400; 14-karat gold hoop earrings, value $150; a silver shoker, value $60, and a gold-plated necklace with apple pendant, value $100 at 10629 Convo Court, Aug. 20. A woman said someone took a 1-karat diamond drop necklace in 14-karat yellow gold, value $4,000, and $2,600 worth of cash and various collector currency and coins at 7835 Ivygate Lane, Aug. 17. A woman said someone took her purse and wallet from a vehicle at 10606 Orinda Drive, Aug. 16. Theft (attempt)

A woman said she someone put a gray blouse, value $78, in her purse; the suspect returned the merchandise when confronted at 9395 Montgomery Road, Aug. 21.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Johnique Johns, 26, 710 Charlfonte Place, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 28. Zackery Barton, 46, 3564 Trimble Ave., assault, drug paraphernalia at 8001 Reading Road, July 29. Charles Bowman, 28, 1926 Alexandria Pike, drug abuse at Kenwood Road, July 30. Kenneth Schroeder, 24, 3765 Jeffrey Court, drug paraphernalia at I71, July 30. Margaret Finn, 19, 2718 Lebanon Road, theft, criminal tools at 7875 Montgomery Road, Aug. 1. Ladebra Sherman, 19, 5039 Winneste Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 31. Laura Freeland, 24, 7501 School Road, obstructing official business at 8010 School Road, July 31. Lisa Maka, 44, 4668 Hamilton Ave., theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Aug. 2. Valarie Goins, 32, 7638 Boleyn, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Aug. 2.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Glass door broken at 7712 Montgomery Road, Aug. 1. Burglary

Residence entered and medication of unknown value removed at 8214 Monroe Ave., Aug. 6. Residence entered and currency and jewelry valued at $8,000 removed at 8710 Plainfield Road, Aug. 1. Residence entered and keys, currency, watch, jewelry at 8001 Reading Road, July 28. Criminal damaging Reported at 4510 E. Galbraith Road, Aug. 7. Vehicle damaged at 7565 Kenwood Road, Aug. 6. Vehicle paint damaged at 8319 Beech Ave., Aug. 12. Tires of vehicle damaged at 7501 School Road, July 31. Mirrors of vehicle damaged at 6955 Carroll Ave., Aug. 2. Tires and paint of vehicle damaged at 7976 Montgomery Road, July 22. Criminal trespassing Victim reported at 7913 Montgomery Road, Aug. 2. Identity fraud Victim reported at 11670 Currier Lane, Aug. 7. Identity theft Victim reported at 7300 Dearwester Drive, Aug. 7. Misuse of credit card Purchases valued at $240 made with victim's credit card without consent at 8559 Deerway Drive, Aug. 1. Sexual imposition Victim reported at 9030 Montgomery Road, Aug. 1. Theft Residence entered and jewelry of unknown value removed at 8085 Village Drive, Aug. 6.

$790 taken through deceptive means at 7875 Montgomery Road, Aug. 3. iPod touch, medication, debit cards valued at $300 removed at 8301 York Street, Aug. 6. GPS valued at $100 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Aug. 12. Debit card removed at 7230 Kenwood Road, Aug. 13. GPS valued at $150 removed at 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Aug. 12. iPhone of unknown value removed from dressing room at 7875 Montgomery Road, Aug. 11. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 5901 E. Galbraith Road, Aug. 2. Gas of unknown value removed at 7999 Richmond Ave., July 30. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 8129 Montgomery Road, Aug. 1. Cash and debit card of unknown value removed at 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Aug. 2. Purse and contents, laptop and

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POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B7 textbooks of unknown value removed at 8740 Montgomery Road, Aug. 1. Keys and cell phone of unknown value removed at 7708 Montgomery Road, Aug. 6. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 9001 Montgomery Road, Aug. 4.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Juvenile, 16, theft at 10630 Loveland-Madeira Road, Aug. 10. Zachary Burdine, 22, 924 Sunrise Drive, theft at 11390 Montgomery Road, Aug. 8. Troy Hanley, 39, 50 Brookwood

Ave., theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Aug. 4. Jason Houltu, 56, 208 W. Market St., theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Aug. 1.

Incidents/investigations Burglary Residence entered and medication of unknown value removed at 12183 Sycamore Terrace, Aug. 11. Residence entered and vehicle of unknown value removed at 8774 Birchbark Drive, Aug. 1. Criminal damaging Rice dumped on front porch at 11745 Sugarwood Court, Aug. 13. Vehicle spray painted at 10250 Meadow Knoll, Aug. 13. Vehicle damaged at 11390

Montgomery, Aug. 2. Tires of unknown value removed at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Aug. 4. Domestic violence Female reported at Wooster Pike, Aug. 11. Theft Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 11390 Montgomery Road, July 27. Counterfeit $20 removed at 10440 Loveland-Madeira Road, Aug. 14. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 11359 Montgomery Road, Aug. 2. Vehicle entered and GPS, golf bag, clubs valued at $1,220 removed at 8848 Appleseed Drive, Aug. 10.

Increased odors common as autumn weather approaches With summer coming to an end and weather patterns changing as we transition into autumn, an increase in odor issues in southwest Ohio can be experienced. The many parameters that make up our weather (wind speed, wind direction, cool overnight temperatures and barometric pressure) can affect whether residents detect odors. The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency typically

sees an increase in the number of odor complaints during this time of year. Odors are often more prevalent in the morning hours when the air is very stable. Usually, the substance causing the odor is in very low concentrations. While the agency is aware of current odor issues, residents should report excessive or overlyoffensive odors. The agency operates a 24-hour air quality complaint hotline offering prompt service to

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Robert Peter & Claudia E.; $330,000. 8477 Owlwoods Lane: Mock Susan T. Tr to Lenhard Karen S.; $681,000. 8478 Wicklow Ave.: Dandrea Betty to Ranieri Vito; $129,000.

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11594 Chancery Lane: Picone Raymond T. Tr & Patricia B. Tr to Porter Russell W. & Ellen D.; $280,000. 12000 Stillwind Drive: Cit Group Consumer Finance Inc. The to U.S. Bank National Association Tr; $162,900. 12000 Stillwind Drive: U.S. Bank National Association Tr to Zuboski Todd A.; $110,000. 4319 Williams Ave.: Elam Ruth H. Tr @3 to Lyons Michael; $65,000. 7265 Kenwood Road: Duke Realty Ohio to Brg Kec LLC; $3,915,000. 7277 Chetbert Drive: CMB Property Group LLC to Cooper Jessica Lynn & Jason Dale Cooper; $166,500. 7708 Highgate Place: Uehlin Stephen L. & Sandra M. to Wei Yajun & Yun Lin; $339,000. 7755 Kennedy Lane: Star Of Bethlehem LLC to Kimener

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