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You can find these stories on our Web site this week: • As the Princeton family of educators became smaller in recent months, administrators have worked to either rehire or help those staff members find jobs elsewhere. CINCINNATI.COM/SHARONVILLE • It’s only going to get worse before it gets better on Loveland-Madeira Road. Dan Durham, project inspector with the Hamilton County Engineer’s Office, said milling will begin on the road in about two weeks with the final paving of Loveland-Madeira Road from the intersection at State Route 126 to Hopewell Road immediately following. CINCINNATI.COM/ SYMMESTOWNSHIP

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St. Saviour Parish hosted its 65th annual festival Sept. 9Sept. 11. This year’s festival featured the traditional roast beef sandwich, rides, games and a petting zoo. Musical acts for the weekend included Blue Stone Ivory, The Remains and Firelight. SEE LIFE, B1

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MONTGOMERY – By Grandma Moses standards, Dick Close of Montgomery took up watercolors early in life. Close was a mere 56 when he began putting luminous pigment to paper in 2008 – 20 years younger than Grandma Moses was when she put down her embroidery needle and picked up a paint brush. The art world is taking notice of Close’s watercolors, which range from studies of melting popsicles to geese making their way across a frozen pond in Swaim Park. Close won “Best of Medium” for watercolors at the Penrod Arts Fair Sept. 10, which was at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and attracted more than 200 artists. He will participate in the Carmel (Ind.) International Arts Festival – where Close took third place overall among 150 artists in 2009 – Saturday, Sept. 24. Close also was entered in the Hyde Park Square Art Show Oct. 2. “After taking up watercolors in 2008 at the age of 56, I began exhibiting watercolors in summer art fairs around the midwest,” Close said.

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Montgomery artist Dick Close took up watercoloring a few years ago and is winning awards. “These are all shows that are juried in order to gain entry. “Since 2009 I have exhibited in fairs in Chicago, Ann Arbor, Columbus, Cleveland and Indianapolis, as well as Summerfair (Cincinnati) locally,” Close said.

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firm in Eden Park. “In the past I have donated my services to design current visual identities for the Greater Sycamore Soccer Association, Greater Miami Conference and Sycamore High School athletics,” Close said. Close also has designed posters for Summerfair and the Cincinnati Soap Box Derby, and created graphics for the 10th anniversary of the Miami University Art Museum. See more of Close’s watercolors – including baskets brimming with flowers, bowls overflowing with fruits and candy spilling across tables - at www.dickclose.com. Get daily Montgomery updates by signing up for our electronic newsletter. Visit www.cincinnati.com/Montgomery.

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Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s first home football game of the 2011 season was more memorable off the field than on the field. The Navy Seals Leap Frog Team delivered the game ball via parachute, and the school honored its newest athletic hall of fame inductees. SEE SCHOOLS, A5

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The new Cooper Creek Event Center is now scheduled to open in 2012.

Winter snow, summer rain, heat combine to put center construction behind schedule By Jeanne Houck jhouck@communitypress.com

BLUE ASH – First, the good news: A couple dozen love birds have booked weddings in the new Cooper Creek Event Center under construction at the Blue Ash Golf Course. The not-so-good news is that nobody will be tying the knot at the new facility in 2011 because the scheduled opening has been pushed back from this fall to next year.

“Last winter’s heavy snow and this spring’s historically heavy rainfall affected our construction schedule,” said Kelly Osler, assistant to the Blue Ash city manager. “The extreme heat throughout much of the summer prevented crews from making up all of the time lost in the winter and spring. “Because of that, Blue Ash has decided it is best to wait until 2012 before hosting events,” Osler said. “While we may have some

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Here’s a rendering of what the ballroom will look like at the Cooper Creek Event Center, which is under construction in Blue Ash. activity there in December, we don’t anticipate full operation until the new year.” Blue Ash City Council has awarded nearly $6.5 million in contracts to build the two-level Cooper Creek Event Center, which will include banquet facilities seating 350 people. A large pro shop with a reception area for golfers will be on the lower level.

“Cooper Creek is going to be a great place to hold events and gatherings in our region. It really is going to be a special place for Blue Ash. We know there will be many cherished, life-long memories made there.”

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CHCA homecoming Oct. 7 Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy will celebrate its annual Homecoming Friday, Oct. 7. The picnic starts at 5 p.m. at the high school on Snider Road in Sycamore Township. Dinner is $7 for adults and students and $5 for alumni. Children under 3 are free. Dinner includes fried chicken, roast beef, hot dogs, green beans, mashed potatoes, watermelon,

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Opening Continued from A1 Upper-level rooms will be available to rent for smaller social gatherings and business functions. The project also includes new golf-cart paths and a new irrigation system at the Blue Ash Golf Course at Cooper and Plainfield roads. More than 200 parking spaces are planned. The Cooper Creek Event Center and other improvements are being funded with proceeds from a 0.25percent earnings-tax hike approved by voters in 2006 for big projects. The Blue Ash Golf Course remains open as workers enter the final phases of construction on the Cooper Creek Event Center, which is named for a creek that runs through the golf course. A temporary clubhouse with limited food and drink options also is open. “Cooper Creek Event Center will be a very busy place next year,” Osler said. “So far, we have booked a dozen weddings. We also have scheduled other social and corporate events. “Cooper Creek is going to be a great place to hold events and gatherings in our region,” Osler said. “It

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Pillich meets constituents

State Rep. Connie Pillich (D-Montgomery) will hold office hours to speak one-onone with residents of her district, gather local input on state issues and identify community concerns. The hours are 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at the European Café, 9450 Montgomery Road in Montgomery.

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MONTGOMERY – The Sycamore Community Schools recently stumbled a bit in efforts to win approval for construction projects on the Maple Dale Elementary School campus, but not enough to delay a groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for Friday, Sept. 30. The Montgomery Planning Commission Sept. 26 tabled the school district’s request to greenlight a site plan for the reconstruction of Maple Dale Elementary School and to modify Maple Dale’s existing conditional use permit to reflect planned changes to the school. Frank Davis, Montgomery’s community development director, said the Montgomery Planning Commission wanted more information. “(The matter) will be back on the agenda probably at a special meeting on Oct. 10,” Davis said. “(Sycamore Community Schools) will provide additional information on landscape screening and buffering and access at Zig Zag Road.” A modified conditional use permit from Maple Dale Elementary School would also have to be approved by Montgomery City Council. Despite the hiccup, the Montgomery Planning Commission meeting was not as contentious as a related hearing before the Blue Ash Board of Site Arrangement Sept. 12. That’s when the Blue Ash Board of Site Arrangement approved the site plan to reconstruct Maple Dale Elementary School and, over the objections of some residents, to build new district offices on the 16-acre school

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Maple Dale Elementary School students don hard hats to help Sycamore Community Schools Superintendent Adrienne James and Keith Kelly, assistant superintendent of human resources and business operations, turn the dirt at groundbreaking festivities Sept. 30. The Sycamore Community Schools is rebuilding Maple Dale and building a new district office building on the Maple Dale campus, which is partly in Blue Ash and partly in Montgomery. Both new buildings are to open in 2013. The students pictured are, from left: Jakey Wallihan, fourth-grade; Zoe Brown, third-grade; Kevin Dong, first-grade and Natalie Hudepohl, kindergarten. The children are from Montgomery with the exception of Brown, who lives Blue Ash. campus. The Blue Ash Board of Site Arrangement approved the plan with conditions designed to protect the safety of students and people who live around the school and the value of surrounding property. The site plan related to Maple Dale Elementary School must clear government bodies in Blue Ash and Montgomery because the school is partly in Blue Ash and partly in Montgomery. The property on which the Sycamore Community Schools district offices are to be built is entirely in Blue Ash. Some residents said at the hearing before the Blue Ash Board of Site Arrangement Sept. 12 that school district offices on the Maple Dale campus would lead to problems associated with a commercial enterprise in a neigh-

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Students at Maple Dale Elementary School didn’t let a gray and windy day dim their enthusiasm for groundbreaking festivities Sept. 30. Sycamore Community Schools is rebuilding Maple Dale and building a new district office building on the Maple Dale campus, which is partly in Blue Ash and partly in Montgomery. Both new buildings are to open in 2013.

borhood. The residents also argued that building district offices at Maple Dale would violate Blue Ash’s zoning laws because the residentially zoned property allows school buildings, but not offices. Blue Ash Deputy City Solicitor Bryan Pacheco disagreed with that interpretation; Pacheco said the Sycamore Community Schools district offices would be considered a school building under provisions of the Blue Ash zoning code and thus a permitted use. John Stillpass, a Blue Ash lawyer representing property owners in Blue Ash and Montgomery who live near Maple Dale Elementary School, said residents may appeal that decision. Stillpass attended the Montgomery Planning Commission meeting, but did not address the group. Beforehand, Stillpass sent Davis a copy of a letter the lawyer wrote to Blue Ash officials saying his clients and their neighbors were more concerned about plans to build district offices on the Maple Dale Elementary School campus than plans to rebuild Maple Dale. So far as the school itself, Stillpass wrote, the residents wanted to make sure that Blue Ash and Montgomery officials protect them from drainage, noise, nighttime lighting and landscape screening problems. For example, Stillpass said after the Montgomery Planning Commission meet-

ing, residents want to ensure that the driveway to the Maple Dale Elementary School campus from Zig Zag Road in Montgomery is wide enough to handle two-way traffic and screened and that there is sufficient landscaped screening between the school property and border-

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Sycamore Township now owns a few more properties along Orchard Lane. The Board of Trustees said there are no plans to rezone or build on the properties. Heather Myers, a resident on Orchard Lane, said during the Sept. 15 trustees meeting that there have been a lot of rumors going around the neighborhood. “There is absolutely, positively no plan (for those sites),” Trustee President Tom Weidman said. The trustees approved the purchase of 4713 Orchard Lane, 4681 Orchard Lane and 7781

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“My husband burned on the side of the road. All I got was ashes,” his widow, Karen Lester, said today. “Every one of his organs were lacerated. “Anybody should be careful on the side of the road.” It wouldn’t have been a problem, Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor Seth Tieger told the judge, if Ivey, 58, had even come close to obeying the posted speed limit of 65 mph. Instead, Ivey, from Louisville in northeast Ohio,

was driving 89 mph over the speed limit, Tieger said, and was weaving in and out of traffic, including driving in both emergency lanes. Horrified motorists who saw Ivey zoom past called police. An Ohio State Police trooper gave chase near Kings Island and, despite driving his cruiser at 130 mph, was unable to even see Ivey’s car - until he pulled up at the 14-mile marker and saw Lester’s car in flames. “He was left inside of his burning car,” Tieger said of Lester, 60, of Loveland, who was on his way to work as the chief financial officer for a hospital. In the crash, Ivey broke his arm, ankle and back and suffered a brain bruise. At a previous hearing, Lester said he didn’t remember the crash because of blackouts caused by a severe liver disorder. At his Oct. 31 sentencing, Ivey faces a maximum prison sentence of 11 years from Common Pleas Court Judge Ethna Cooper.

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The Sycamore Presbyterian Church in Symmes Township broke ground on the expansion and renovation of the church Sept. 11. The expansion will consist of building a new 700-seat sanctuary with a larger organ, state-ofthe-art multi-media capabilities, a new narthex/fellowship and coffee space, a new media center and additional parking to the east of the new sanctuary. The renovation will entail converting the old fellowship hall into a new music and rehearsal area, upgrading the church’s lower level to house the new youth center and improving the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. From left: Dr. Lawrence Kent, pastor/head of staff; Rev. Shirley Hutchins, associate pastor; Dr. Theodore Kalsbeek, pastor Emeritus; Dr. Jerry Pitman, associate pastor; Ron Green, member, facilities development team; Marion Lucke; Sarah Carr; Gail Carr (session member); Jeff Carr; Alan Carr; Dr. Jim DiEgidio, general presbyter, Presbytery of Cincinnati, and Phil Beck, president, Symmes Township Board of Trustees.

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Barrage, a high-energy fiddle fest weaving together music and dance with traces of country to heavy metal music, will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Indian Hill High School. Five violinists are backed up with wild and interesting percussions, strong vocals, guitar, bagpipes and expertly executed choreography. Created in Calgary in 1997, this violin-based ensemble tours more than 40 weeks a year. During the past 15 years the group has entertained millions of concertgoers and performed to sold-out houses in more than 27 countries. Hand-picked performers – young prodigies who can play, sing and dance with enthusiasm and endless energy – make up the group. Barrage continues to be leaders in the string education field by cultivating an ongoing partnership with more than 400 school and

youth orchestra programs around the world, inspiring countless young musicians along the way. Barrage’s roots are in string education and they have been dedicating their recent touring schedules to continuing to build their legacy with string players across America and the world. This public performance is part of the Barrage Educational Outreach Program and provides a rare opportunity for string students and the general public to see and interact with Barrage in a unique and intimate environment. Tickets for the show are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors and can be bought by contacting Robin Smith at 300-1406 or email robin.o.smith11@gmail.co m. Tickets can also be bought at the door the night of the show.

Daily attendance impacts student achievement, school funding Regular school attendance is an important part of making sure each student receives the most out of his or her education. Studies show that attendance directly impacts academic achievement. It also impacts how much funding schools receive from the state. The state distributes its share of school funding based on student enrollment figures reported during the first full week of October (Oct. 3-7). These enrollment figures are pulled from student attendance data that is collected during what is commonly referred to as “Count Week.” As such, Sycamore Community Schools asks parents to make every effort to have their students in school during Count Week.

Students who are absent due to a doctor’s appointment, personal illness or a religious holiday observance during Count Week will be considered “excused absences” and will not negatively impact funding if the parent calls the school attendance line to report the absence and, upon the student’s return to school, sends a note to the main office stating the date(s) and reason for the absence(s). A vacation may be declared an “excused absence” if the school principal is informed of those plans prior to the beginning of the vacation. Absences that are not reported by the parent and do not have a note to explain the absence during Count Week will be considered “unexcused absences” by the state.

The Navy Seals Frog Team akes a moment to visit with the visiting Madeira Mustang football team prior to their game with host CHCA.

A game of Leap Frog Incoming--The Navy Seals Leap Frog Team make their entrance into Lindner Stadium at CHCA.

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s first home football game of the 2011 season was more memorable off the field than on the field. The Navy Seals Leap Frog Team delivered the game ball via parachute, and the school honored its newest athletic hall of fame inductees. Madeira defested the Eagles 35-6. GEOFF BLANKENSHIP/CONTRIBUTOR

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Navy Seals land safely with the game ball and deliver it to the hands of Admiral A.B. Cruz (center) prior to the start of action between the CHCA Eagles and the Madeira Mustangs. Seal team members are, from left: Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas Kinn, Petty Officer 1st Class Isaiah Maring and Chief Warrant Officer Keith Pritchett.

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Excellent cuisine. Local wines. Displays of some of the finest driving machines made. All will be combined during “Fast Cars, Fine Food,” a scholarship event sponsored by Porsche of the Village and the American Culinary Federation of Greater Cincinnati. For a $75 tax deductible donation, guests can enjoy cooking demonstrations, wine and cheese tastings, and a silent auction surrounded by brand new Porsches. The event is from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Porsche of the Village, 4113 Plainville Road. One guest will also win the chance to be a sous chef for the night and cook with one of Cincinnati's celebri-

ty chefs. Students from The Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State, Cincinnati Job Corps, Great Oaks Career Campuses and The Art Institute will be working with area wineries, breweries and 20 Cincinnati restaurants. They meet with the chefs and restaurant owners weeks before the event to help with planning and preparation, and work with the chefs during and after the event. Last year, several students were hired as a result of their work that evening, and proceeds helped support culinary students with scholarships and funding for national competitions. For more information and tickets, go to www.fastcarsfinefood.com.

With the football safely delivered to him by the Navy Seals Leap Frog team, Admiral A.B. Cruz poses with CHCA Hall of Excellence inductees Kasey Carpenter (left) of the CHCA class of 2006 and Kevin Nead (Center) of the class of 2004.

Navy Seal Petty Officer 1st Class Justin Gonzalez brings in the United States Flag while the National Anthem is sung prior to the game between hosting CHCA and visiting Madeira.

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Golf

• Moeller finished second in the GCL-South championship Sept. 27. Mason Eckley was selected for first-team honors. • Sycamore’s girls were second at the St. Angela Merici Invitational at O’Bannon Creek. Hanna Lee shot a 78. On Sept. 28, the Lady Aves defeated Kings and Mount Notre Dame at Glenview. S.M. Dipali was medalist with a 38. • Ursuline’s Meghan Garanich was medalist with a 1-over par 36 at Miami Whitewater as the Lions beat McAuley, 149191, Sept. 26.

Cross Country

• Sycamore’s boys were second in the Troy Invitational Sept. 24. The Aves also finished second in the Kings Invitational at Landen Park Sept. 27. Tallin Forshey was fourth overall in 16:46. • The Lady Aves won the Kings Invitational. Freshman Rosie Menyhert was second in 19:14, with junior Sam Siler right behind in third at 19:25.

Volleyball

• Sycamore defeated Colerain Sept. 27, 25-7, 25-20, 25-14.

Girls tennis

• CHCA defeated Seven Hills, 4-1, behind wins from Holly Dahmus, Williams, and Kaity Venters at singles. • Ursuline’s Mehvish Safdar led the charge for the Lions at No. 1 singles as the squad moved to 133 on the year with a 5-0 win over Seton, Sept. 27. Diana Suarez and Madison DeWitt also had wins at singles.

Soccer

• CHCA edged out New Richmond, 2-1, Sept. 27. Anna Love and Allison Lehky found the back of the net for the Eagles. • Moeller tied La Salle Sept. 24, 0-0 as keeper Tim Valentine recorded the shutout. On Sept. 27, Moeller blanked Alter 1-0 with Erik Radke scoring the lone goal. • St. Xavier beat Roger Bacon 6-0, Sept. 27. Symmes Township resident Phil Albers scored a hat trick. Craig Brinkman added two goals. • Sycamore defeated Colerain 4-1 on Sept. 27. • Ursuline moved to 7-0-2 behind two goals from Sara Robertson as the Lions defeated Mount Notre Dame, 4-0, Sept. 26. Erika Wolfer had two saves in the win.

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SYCAMORE TWP. – If there is an award for resilience in the Greater Miami Conference, it should go to the Sycamore High School girls cross country team. They started the season losing their top runner (temporarily) to mono and another key runner transferred at the start of the school year. All coach Steve Nester did was order junior Samantha Siler to total bed rest while he got a few freshman ready. The result has been more Lady Ave success stories such as winning the Kings Invitational over Cincinnati Hills League powerhouse Indian Hill. In that meet, both freshman Rosie Menyhert and Sam Siler beat the much heralded Elizabeth Heinbach of the Lady Braves. Menyhert beat Heinbach, who has state experience in cross country and track, by 21 seconds. In part because of the early illness to Siler, Menyhert has taken over as Sycamore's No. 1 girls runner. However, the gritty Siler is on the mend and hot on her trail. "Exponentially she's getting better," Nester said. "She's improving at a faster rate than the other girls in the state. She's not where she'll be on Nov. 5, but she's improving week to week, which is good." Siler is gaining confidence after missing about a month. While most would consider a month away a setback in any sport, Siler is already posting times that would make most coaches envious. "She's showing no ill effects,"

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Rosie Menyhert, left, and Sam Siler have been coach Steve Nester’s top two runners for the Sycamore Lady Aves this fall. Junior Siler is on the rebound after a bout with mono. Menyhert is only a freshman. Nester said. "She's just getting back in shape. We completely shut her down for awhile. Sam keeps improving at a large clip." The freshman Menyhert is one of three runners succeeding at the varsity level at a young age for Nester. Ellen Martinson and Abby Belcher are also Sycamore ninthgraders. Menyhert, at press time, had the sixth best time in the GMC at 19:09. "She has no fear, which is a good thing," Nester said. "She gets right in the mix and she's done a tremendous job." Now, the question remains - will Sam Siler overtake Rosie Menyhert as the Lady Aves No. 1? "I think you'll see maybe in the next couple of weeks," Nester said. "She's getting closer and closer in

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The Sycamore boys cross country team has been battling it out in the Greater Miami Conference for coach Mike Gutekunst. The Aves top runner is junior Tallin Forshey, far left. Next to Forshey, from left, are seniors Cory Chisholm and Artur Meller and sophomore Jacob Belcher. Chisholm, Meller and Belcher have all been within three seconds of one another in terms of personal bests. the time differential. If we can have a two-headed monster, that's kind of an ideal situation." Truth is, Nester doesn't care who leads, just as long as the other follows nearby. He challenges his girls with a tough meet schedule. Their appearance in the Midwest Meet of Champions in Hilliard features nine of the top 10 teams in Ohio. "We try to overschedule," Nester said."We're hopeful to get to the regional meet and see what happens there. Sycamore's only qualified once for the state cross country meet. That still remains our goal." Mike Gutekunst's Sycamore boys are also aiming high after finishing second in the Kings Invitational Sept. 27. Junior Tallin Forshey has led the Aves with a best time of 16:18.94. In the tough GMC, that's seventh. "He's been our first guy at every

race except one," coach Gutekunst said. "He has a chance to go do the state meet, which would be good for his junior year. Also in the top 30 for Sycamore is senior Artur Meller, sophomore Jacob Belcher and senior Cory Chisolm. They're all within three seconds of one another with times ranging from 17:06 and 17:09. "There's a whole pack right there," Gutekunst said. "They trade off who's second, third or fourth all the time. They do run really well as a pack. Our goal is, 'Whoever's having the best day, take the other two with you.'" Junior Paul Salach and senior Ben Wulker are listed among the league's top 50 in terms of time. For more sports coverage, visit cincinnati.com/blogs/presspreps, facebook.com/presspreps or Scott on Twitter at @cpscottspringer.

Aves, Crusaders football unbeaten Compiled by Scott Springer and Gannett News Service

Moeller 35, La Salle 13

The Crusaders got out to a 24-0 halftime lead on the Lancers on the rainy Sept. 29 night at Lockland Stadium and never looked back. Moeller junior quarterback Spencer Iacovone threw three touchdown passes to senior Monty Maderis who finished with 197 receiving yards. Iacovone also added a rushing touchdown, as did junior running back Keith Watkins. 5-0 Moeller is at Elder Oct. 7.

Sycamore 32, Princeton 13

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Sycamore Greg Simpson (14) dives into the endzone for a touchdown against Princeton Sept. 30 at Princeton High School. The Aves handed the Vikings their first defeat of the year, 32-13. Sycamore is now 6-0 going into their game with Oak Hills on Thursday, Oct. 6.

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Senior quarterback Kyle Sess rushed for 224 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 164 more yards as Sycamore persevered against an early deficit and knocked off Princeton, 3213, Friday night at Viking Stadium in a battle of

Sycamore QB Kyle Sess (6) runs for a touchdown against Princeton DB Jelani Parrish (29) in the second quarter. Sycamore handed the Vikings their first loss in the battle of unbeatens, 32-13. Sess ran for 231 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Aves. Greater Miami Conference unbeaten teams. The Aviators gained 485 yards of total offense to Princeton’s 380 in a game that the defenses actually controlled for the first half.

Field Hockey

• Ursuline defeated Fairmont, 2-1, behind goals from Katherine Finke and Jesse Ewen, Sept. 27.

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CHCA’s Austin Jones takes a completed pass to the endzone to put his Eagles ahead in the second quarter of the 24-10 win over Summit Country Day.

6-0 Sycamore is home Thursday, Oct. 6 against Oak Hills.

CHCA 24, Summit 10

CHCA was able to control the line of scrimmage and earn its fourth win of the season on the road at Summit. CHCA senior running back and linebacker Sam Becker had two rushing touchdowns and led the team with 11 tackles on defense. Senior defensive back Ben Scott returned an interception 30 yards to the Summit five-yard line, setting up a four-yard touchdown run by Becker. For more coverage, visit Cincinnati.com/blogs/ presspreps

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Moeller’s Andrew Kraus (24) returns the opening kickoff and gets upended by La Salle’s Brandon Heflin (80) in the the Crusaders’ game with the Lancers at Lockland Sept. 29. Moeller pounded La Salle 35-13 to remain unbeaten. It was La Salle’s first loss of the season.


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CHCA’s Kadnar takes on all-comers By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich@communitypress.com

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SYCAMORE TWP. - Boys, girls – it doesn't matter. Ann Marie Kadnar will play all competitors. She's just happy to be be playing the game of golf. The Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy senior qualified for her fourth consecutive Division II district tournament by placing ninth at the Division II girls sectional at Hamilton Elks Golf Course, Sept. 26. Considering Kadnar's played from the boys tees all season long, it's no surprise she was in contention with other top female golfers. CHCA hasn't fielded a girls team since Kadnar's freshman year in 2008. So Kadnar, who started playing golf at 11 years old, joined up with the boys. Kadnar said playing against boys has been challenging, but it's an endeavor she said she likes.

Indian Hill’s Eddie Fink reacts during the sectional boys golf tournament at Sharon Woods, Monday, Sept. 26. The Braves won the Division II title as Michael Sewell shot a 75. Indian Hill is also the CHL overall champion after their second-place finish in the league tournament. Will Ives led the way with a 75, while Zak VerSchure shot 79. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Playing against boys has forced Kadnar to learn how to make shots that she might not have seen as often playing against girls. "The courses...are so much longer...It's all about consistency," Kadnar said. "You have to put together a good drive, a good second shot and then chip and putt to make it all work." CHCA head coach Jonathan Williams said Kadnar's ability to adapt to longer distances has played a big factor in her postseason success. "She had to learn to hit different shots that some girls might not have to hit," Williams said. "(CHCA) played longer courses this year, and I think it made her better." Kadnar said playing on the boys squad the past few years has been a positive experience, and she's formed close relationship with her teammates. But when it comes to opponents, Kadnar said some of her competitors have been less than welcoming. "It's funny, with some teams, you

can walk up and see surprised faces," she said. "Some of the guys I play with are cool and think it's awesome, but others are not so friendly and they are afraid to get beat by a girl." Williams, who is in his first year coaching at CHCA, said Kadnar's drive helped her rise above ill-will that was geared in her direction. "She's focused on her game and lets the boys be boys and she goes about her business," Williams said. "When she wants to play well, she'll stick her nose to the grindstone and go all out." Kadnar, who missed the 2010 state tournament by just five strokes, would like to end her senior campaign by playing at the state tournament. "It's my senior year, my goal is to make it to state and it would be awesome if I could," she said. For more coverage, visit Cincinnati.com/Blogs/PressPreps, facebook.com/presspreps and Nick on Twitter at @PressPrepsNick.

Swim clinic started in memory of José Cerda The José Cerdá Navarro Aquatic Foundation is proud to announce it will be conducing the José Cerdá Swim Clinic on Oct. 8, at the Sports Center of Xavier University in Cincinnati. This Aquatic Foundation was established in memory of José Cerdá, a senior at Sycamore High School who died suddenly Oct. 26, 2010, his 18th birthday, during a swim practice. The mission of the José Cerdá Aquatic Foundation is to benefit swimming and water polo, the sports José

practiced and loved. This has been possible thanks to the generous donations of supporters throughout the year and on its inaugural fundraising Dinner Gala, held earlier in the year. The José Cerdá Swim Clinic is designed with the needs of swimmers like José in mind. José was constantly striving to move to the next level of athletic performance while also having fun and supporting his teammates and fellow competitors.

It is open to all high school and elite junior high school swimmers regardless of their club affiliation to help them reach the next level of competition. The focus will be on finetuning strokes and higherlevel competitive techniques in a combined setting of water instruction and classroom presentations. Parents will also receive valuable information about parenting elite swimmers in the subjects of nutrition, the mental and social issues of high-level athletes and the

college recruiting process. The clinic will end with a social hour to foster unity among the swimming community. The swim clinic includes renowned instructors from The Ohio State University, Xavier University, Miami University, Cincinnati Marlins, Sycamore High School, Anderson Barracudas and Northern Kentucky Clippers, who are donating their talent and time to this cause. The cost is $30 per participant. Swimmers will receive a T-shirt valued in

$10, a $5 water bottle and enjoy snacks and drinks with parents and coaches during the social hour. To sign up, control+click the link Jose Cerda Swim Clinic or send an e-mail message to: jc2011swimclinic@cinci.rr.com. The José Cerdá Aquatic Foundation is registered with the state of Ohio and has applied for tax-exempt status as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The José Cerdá Aquatic Foundation is turning the deep-felt loss of José into

energy for s e l f improvem e n t , Navarro healthy competition and sportsmanship. To contribute to this cause of carrying on the memory of José and his belief in selflessly giving to others, donations can be mailed to: José Cerdá Aquatic Foundation P.O. Box 12918 Cincinnati, OH 45212 or made on the Foundation's section of the website www.joseito. webs.com.

Great Oaks Adult Learning Opportunities WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO?

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The Queen City Trampoline and Tumbling 2010-11 Team are, in front, Sam Jacobson, Alex Frodge, Willie Hinchliffe, Myles Faison, Laura Madigan, Nate Johnson, Renee Steiby, Alex Link, Rediet Esler and Max Perrino. In second row are Coach Annette Sargent, Maggie Tepe, Annie Garretson, Bridget Lahti, Zach Busam, Blake Peck, Daniel Kiley, Kara Blumberg, Katelyn Armstrong, Landon Ballas, Lauren Tepe, Anna Fischesser and Will Broomhead. In third row are head coach Steve Anderson, Courtney Rump, Lauren Satcher, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Lindsey Miller, Katie Garretson, Sean Sargent, Katie Sova, Kayla Wirtz, Katie Garretson, Grant Fischesser and Tori Smith.

The team has a 54-1 record this season, was crowned state champions in trampoline, tumbling and double mini and sent several athletes to the regional championships in Bloomington, Ind. Several of the competitors came away with top three placement while most were still within the top ten in the region. Five of the 23 athletes who qualified for nationals went to San Antonio for the USAG Junior Olympic competition in early July. All five athletes either medaled or had a top 10 placement at the national level. Sean Sargent, Junior Elite competitor, medaled in synchronized trampoline and took eighth and ninth respectively on trampoline and double mini at the Elite Championship in San Antonio. There are on average 35 athletes on tour team with

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Queen City represented at Canada Cup Sean Sargent represented the USA at the Canada Cup in Alberta, Canada. His achievements in San Antonio at the Elite Championships earlier in July, garnered him a second invitation to the World Age Group (WAG) competition in England for November of this year. Sargent is a member of the Queen City Trampoline and Tumbling Team (QCTNT) at Kids First Sports Center, which has been in existence since 1998 under the direction of coach Steve Anderson and coach Annette Sargent. Annette Sargent, Sean’s mother, will accompany him to Birmingham, England, as she was named to the World Age Group coaching team for Double Mini. The team enjoys continued success at the local, the state, the regional, the national and the international arena.

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consistent placement at the state, regional and national levels. The athletes attend a variety of school districts; Lakota, Loveland, Madeira, Sycamore, Oak Hills and Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. These athletes put in 4-15 hours per week (depending on their skill level) to train and retain the strength and safety required of this Olympic sport. Check out the QCTNT team in the gym or at www.queencitytnt.com.

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Leave health care law alone

State Rep. Ron Maag seems to deliberately misrepresent the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. He refers to it as Obamacare because it is his party who stands in lock-step opposition to any and all things President Obama stands for. Our system of healthcare is no more sustainable in its present form than our debt is. Really, many of us will not be having any discussions with our doctors if we can not afford one due to

lack of insurance. How can it be bad that someone with a preexisting condition can now be covered? The good news is that young adults, long the group most likely uninsured, are gaining health coverage faster than expected since the 2010 health law began, allowing parents to cover them as dependents on family policies. It’s personal for me because my son would have fallen into the preexisting conditions category. For most of the 40 plus millions in

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Do you agree with the decision of the Blue Ash Board of Site Arrangement’s decision to approve plans for Sycamore Schools’ new district offices near Maple Dale Elementary? Why or why not? “I certainly would not want that in my neighborhood! It seems old school backroom politics that this was not mentioned when campaigning for the levy/bond issue to pass. I realize it is coming from a different fund, but some of us would not have voted the way we did had we known they were putting the office building in the mix. As a Blue Ash resident I am appalled the city would misinterpret their own zoning laws to allow an obvious office building that is moving from the central business district to a residential area. The school board is underhanded from not giving transparency before the levy/bond issue was passed, and the city for allowing it! I’ll keep it in mind in November and hope others will too!” Voting Taxpayer “My question is more about the school’s relationship with the taxpayers of the community. Why is the school using voter approved operating levy money for a new capital structure? I thought bond issues are for that purpose. I wonder what they will use next year’s operating levy money for, if it passes?” W.O.N.D.R. “No, I strongly disagree with that decision. To allow this office building in a residential zoned neighborhood is wrong pure and simple. The board misled us before the levy election and now want us to believe that their office is a school. Unfortunately, the fact that Mr. Adamec is on Blue Ash Council while his wife is president of the school board raises the suspicion that council will also allow this office monument to misguided planning to be built. If so, that leaves us the options of getting some sensible poeple on the board or, sadly, defeating their next levy (2012?) to give the current board an attitude adjustment.” JKD “Do we really have the funds for new Sycamore district offices? And more importantly, do we really need it? Voters just passed a levy to build a new Maple Dale, which we don’t need. It’s time for the Sycamore School District to live with its means, just as the taxpayers do!” Steve Dolata “No. “The siting of the Sycamore District Offices within the Residential District R-1 is a clear and

Next questions How has construction at Loveland-Madeira and Remington roads affected your daily commute, if at all? What do you think are the most important issues in this year’s Blue Ash and Montgomery council races? Do the recent changes to the Facebook network concern you? Why or why not? Every week Northeast Suburban Life asks readers a questions that they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to nesuburban@community press.com with “chatroom” in the subject line. blatant violation of the Blue Ash Revised Code defining the permitted uses of the R-1 district (1145.01), which states ‘a building shall be used only for the following purposes: (3) Public schools, elementary through high school.’ These simple words are not ambiguous and need no lawyer to decipher their meaning. There is no other permitted use in the statute that resembles the function of an office building. As such, the Sycamore District Office in R-1 is a violation of the zoning code. “In addition, the Blue Ash Revised Code, Section 1131.05 states ‘The Board may not approve an application that would result in violation of the Zoning Code or of any other ordinance or regulation.’ Therefore, the Blue Ash Board of Site Arrangements simply cannot approve the application as submitted. The fact that the board did approve is both stunning and disgraceful. “Finally, there is a plethora of fabulous office spaces within the Sycamore Community Schools District to choose from, none of which would demand changes in laws, zoning, financing or other mind bending gymnastics to achieve the assumed goal of consolidating the Sycamore District office functions. “One nagging question, why is the current district office is such poor condition to necessitate repairs in the $100K to $200K range? Similarly, why is Maple Dale in such condition? Someone is not caring for the structures.” Dick Huskey “I do not agree with the approval of the plans for the Sycamore Schools new office building because I do not believe it is a good use of funds in these tight economic times and with the continuing reduction in state funding of schools. Futhermore, this large office building does not fit within the low density zoning of this residential neighborhood.” C.C.E.

About letters & columns We welcome your comments on editorials, columns, stories or other topics. Include your name, address and phone number(s) so we may verify your letter. Letters of 200 or fewer words and columns of 500 or fewer words have the best chance of being published. All submissions may be edited for length, accuracy and clarity. this country who are not insured, it is not a choice, rather it is due to arbitrary rules that allowed insur-

Deadline: Noon Friday E-mail: nesuburban@community press.com Fax: 248-1938 U.S. mail: See box below Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Northeast Suburban Life may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. ance carriers to “cherry pick” their customers. The new law is a small step in the right direction of

health care reform, protecting patient’s rights to be insured and hopefully making it more affordable. Mr. Maag does not represent me. The real issue for people is jobs right now, without it you are not insured. Both parties should be working on that right now, not rolling back laws that protect people’s rights to be insured just because you attach Obama’s name to it. Vickie Hananel Montgomery

Professional leadership helps move Symmes forward Hello, I’m Phil Beck: husband and father of three, veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns, officer in the Navy Seabees, Eagle Scout and Boy Scout adult volunteer, registered architect in Ohio, and president of the Symmes Township Board of Trustees. When I was elected as trustee four years ago, I promised to be the better choice for leadership and professionalism and committed to five goals: 1. Ensuring that Symmes Township is well represented in regional planning. I was involved in finalizing the Symmes Township 10-year master plan, which will guide leadership on recommended short-term and long-term strategies. 2. Moving forward with efforts to advance the Rozzi property park development. I supported finalizing the property purchase, design, and construction of our new township park (currently

nearing completion). 3. Working with developers to bring new projects that fit in with the goals of our community. I supported Phil Beck the creation of new ComCommunity two munity ReinPress guest vestment Areas columnist which offer a limited tax incentive in return for property improvements. We have several success stories, including the Fifth Third Processing Solutions move (and more than 800 full-time jobs) to our community. 4. Coordinating impacts resulting from MSD’s $2 billion wet weather improvement plan. In 2010 and 2011 alone, MSD has invested several million dollars into improving Symmes Town-

ship’s existing infrastructure. 5. A common sense approach to reducing traffic congestion. We have coordinated with ODOT on the Montgomery Road improvements and Hamilton County on the Loveland-Madeira/Remington Road intersection improvements. Additionally, I worked to bring the Cincinnati Horticultural Society annual Flower Show to Symmes Park, correct a public safety concern with the Humphrey Road sidewalk construction, and provide gas and electric aggregation as a cost effective option for the residents to purchase their utilities. With your vote, I will continue to deliver the professional leadership that you expect from a Symmes Township trusee. Phil Beck is running for re-election to the Symmes Township Board of Trustees.

True fiscal conservative needed on Sycamore board My name is Colleen Greissinger, and I am a true fiscal conservative who believes strongly in the value of an excellent education. I am running as a new voice for the Sycamore School Board, and will serve as a committed “community representative.” In this era of a ‘new normal,’ the need to rein in our district’s cost of education to realistic and sustainable margins is long overdue. I have a proven 28-year track record in the medical field managing the cost of care while keeping my eye on quality improvement. I intend to make the following issues a priority: 1, To ‘Educate Sycamore’ and provide open-door communication, disclosure and transparency – while citizens still have a chance to voice their concerns. I will shine a light on all business and gather experts to the table of ideas for managing tax-

payers’ hardearned dollars. 2, To conduct a performance audit. History shows that each $1 spent yields an average of $23 in recomColleen mended efficienGreissinger cy measures. is an excelCommunity This lent resource for Press guest our schools yet columnist the request by a taxpayer was denied and then ignored by the Sycamore Board in 2010. 3, Not increase property taxes for at least the next five years. Our district spends more per student than 97 percent of Ohio districts. We have enough revenue that is permanent and guaranteed to offer a distinctively excellent education

for years without raising your taxes. I will cut expenses smartly with the end in mind. Education dollars will be used in productive ways to better serve the priorities, needs and interests of the students – not the adults. At the table, I will represent our generous taxpayers and the great families of our community. I am up to this challenge so thank you for your vote Nov. 8. It is an honor to be trusted to serve by consent of the governed. I give you my word and will not let you down. As your voice, I will advocate and be the bold leader we need on our school board. For more information see my website: www.wix.com/colleen4 sycamore/fit2lead Colleen Greissinger is a candidate for Sycamore Communtiy Schools Board of Education.

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• Columns will be published no later than Wednesday, Oct. 26. • All columns must be submitted, via e-mail, no later than noon the Wednesday before publication. We encourage you to submit columns as early as possible to avoid a backlog near Election Day. No columns will be accepted after Wednesday, Oct. 19. • All columns will be posted online, but we can not guarantee print publication, especially for

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Lisa Locher, far left, Nancy Niemeyer, center and Kathy Ballbach show off some of the prizes at the wine and cheese booth.

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St. Saviour graduate Judy Kuethe takes a ride with grandson, 2-year-old Bryce Kuethe.

Rossmoyne ritual

St. Saviour Parish hosted its 65th annual festival Sept. 9-Sept. 11. This year’s festival featured the traditional roast beef sandwich, rides, games and a petting zoo. Musical acts for the weekend included Blue Stone Ivory, The Remains and Firelight.

Wesley Painter, left, a sixth-grader at Amity Elementary, and Jon Bundy, a seventh-grader at Deer Park Junior High, win a few larger than life prizes.

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Ninth-grader Emma Abrahamson, left, and her brother Noah Abrahamson a sixth-grader wait to see if there number wins at the Big Six booth.

Nine-year-old John Locher has his money on the number seven and waits to see if he wins at the Crazy ball booth, run by Nancy Weisbrod and Jerry Weisbrod.

Georgia St. John, far left, fifth-grader Maddie James, center and ninth-grader Emma Enderle share fun hats with guests.

Ann Griga helps her grandson Andrew Griga during his “visit to the beach” at the St. Saviour Festival.

Festival goers could test their luck at the Triple Crown booth at the St. Saviour Festival Sept. 9. From left: Linda Smith, Lori Fenwick and Laura Murphy.

A big draw is the homemade roast beef booth sponsored by the Deer Park Deli.

Deer Park Junior High eighth-graders share a photo with an out-ofthis-world character at the St. Saviour Festival Sept. 9. From left, Lacy McLaughlin, Becca Co and Cheavtine Sokun.

Amy Pickering hitches a ride from her daughter Katie Pickering at the St. Saviour Festival.

Kim Hassard, right, sports her famour flower headband at the Bars and Bells booth at the St. Saviour Festival. Also pictured with Hassard, Norine Brandstetter and Lynne Carlisle.

Guests set up early to catch musical group Blue Stone Ivory at the St. Saviour Festival.

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Beginning Watercolor Classes, 2-4 p.m., Kenwood Fellowship Community Church, 7205 Kenwood Road, $8 per class. Presented by Kenwood Fellowship Church. 8915946. Kenwood.

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KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Karaoke, 10 p.m., Silverton Cafe, 791-2922. Silverton.

ON STAGE - COMEDY COOKING CLASSES

Sauce Making, 6-8:30 p.m., Meshewa Farm, 7550 Given Road, Focus on two of the five traditional French leading sauces. Make light chicken pan sauce and bechamel sauce that will be turned into mac and cheese. Ages 18 and up. $40. Registration required. Presented by Dandelion. 812-219-2505; www.dandelionchef.com. Indian Hill.

FARMERS MARKET

Madeira Farmers Market, 3:30-7 p.m., Intersection of Dawson and Miami. Wide variety of locally and sustainably grown foods, made-from-scratch goodies and various artisan products. Presented by Madeira Farmers Market. 623-8058; www.madeirafarmersmarket.com. Madeira. The Market, 3-7 p.m., Raymond Walters College, 9555 Plainfield Road, More than 15 vendors offer plethora of foods and other goods including certified organic produce, cider, variety of vegetables, homemade pasta, flowers, gluten-free items, cheeses, meats and more. Rain or shine. 745-5685. Blue Ash.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Dessert with the Doctor, 6-7 p.m., Jewish Hospital, 4777 E. Galbraith Road, “Knee Replacement: Faster Recovery, Less Pain, Better Results” with Dr. Michael Swank. Presentation series with area’s leading orthopedic surgeons. Free. 686-4040; www.jewishhospitalcincinnati.com. Kenwood.

HOME & GARDEN

Hand-Painted Floormats, 6:30-9 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Create your own usable work of art. All materials provided. Family friendly. $50. 683-1581. Symmes Township.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Lisa Landry, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8, $4 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery. F R I D A Y, O C T . 7

CIVIC

Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, Free. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Blue Ash.

DRINK TASTINGS

Wine Bar Tasting, 4-7 p.m., The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road, Friday tastings with John, the wine-bar-keep. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; www.theewinestore.com. Montgomery.

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. 784-0084. Silverton.

Lisa Landry, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

PUBLIC HOURS

Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Turner Farm, 561-7400; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill.

RECREATION

Friday Night Fun Zone, 5-8 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Activities from arts and crafts to games and relays for children. Family friendly. $25. Reservations required. 985-6715; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Linked Music Festival, 1-8 p.m., Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., Music by Blessid Union of Souls, Holly Spears Band, James Potts Band, Nick Wing, Marissa Rhinehart Trio, Lee Roessler Duo and Tresler Comet. Concert created to build awareness for the CityLink Center. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Linked Music Festival. 227-4746; www.linkedmusicfestival.com. Loveland.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Lisa Landry, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 21 and up. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

RECREATION

Cornhole Classic II, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Hahana Beach, 7605 Wooster Pike, Double elimination winner’s bracket. Winner wins entry fee back. $40 per team advance; $60 per team. 272-1990. Columbia Township.

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DANCE CLASSES

Ballroom Dance: Dare to Dance, 5:30-6:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Cardiovascular workout while exploring new dance steps. Learn the waltz, cha cha, tango, hustle and many more. Taught by professional dancers from Dare to Dance studio. Ages 18 and up. $175-$190 couples, $100-$120 single. Reservations required. Through Oct. 29. 985-6742; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery.

DRINK TASTINGS

Wine Bar Tasting, 2-6 p.m., The Wine Store, Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; www.theewinestore.com. Montgomery.

FARMERS MARKET

Montgomery Farmers Market, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Montgomery Elementary School, 9609 Montgomery Road, More than 20 vendors, including seven local growers, fresh European-style bread, locally-roasted coffee, local baked goods, homemade premium granola, pastured meat and chicken and pork, artisan gelato, artisan cheese, local herbs, honey, maple syrup and more. Includes weekly musical acts, cooking demonstrations and community events. 659-3465; www.montgomeryfarmersmarket.org. Montgomery.

HOLIDAY - HALLOWEEN

Fall on the Farm Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 9669 S. Ohio 48, Hay rides to pumpkin patch through pumpkin town and pumpkin circus, seven-acre corn maze, paint ball pumpkin, caramel apples, concessions, play area and more. Free admission. 697-9173; www.fallonthefarm.com. Loveland.

LITERARY - SIGNINGS

Jeffrey K. Tesch, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Author of “Queen City Gothic” discusses Cincinnati’s most infamous murder mysteries. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6028. Madeira.

RUNS/WALKS

Warrior Run, 5:30-10 p.m., Bell Tower @ Dogwood Park, Pleasant Street, Both courses start and finish at Bell Tower. All registrants, including children, entitled to food and other after-party events. Includes food booths, carnival-style children’s games and concludes with big-screen movie at dusk at Bell Tower. Benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Surviving the Teens Program. $30 5K, $25 walk; $25 5K, $20 walk advance; $12 ages 13-18; free ages 12 and under; $10 party only. Presented by Cincy Warrior Run. 271-5559; www.cincywarriorrun.org. Mariemont.

SHOPPING

Tackle Trade Days, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Sell or trade new and used fishing equipment. Free, vehicle permit required. Registration required for dealers or individuals selling items. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663. Symmes Township.

With autumn in the air, St. Paul Community United Methodist Church of Madeira will host its third annual Fall for St. Paul festival from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct 8, 8221 Miami Road, with fun activities for the whole family. A carnival type festival with a giant inflatable obstacle course, carnival games, and face painting will all be free to enjoy. There will also be a live DJ. In addition to the festival, a barbecue, hosted by the St Paul Men’s Group, will also be on tap for the evening. This is the 42nd year for the BBQ Chicken Dinner for the church. Dinners - half a chicken, baked potato, coleslaw or applesauce, roll, a drink and homemade dessert - will be served from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Prices are $9 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 10. Children 5 and under are free. This year they are introducing a Children’s Menu with chicken nuggets, French fries, and applesauce. Meals are available for dine-in or carry out. Proceeds from the dinner go towards feeding the area’s less fortunate at Thanksgiving.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Lisa Landry, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. Ages 18 and up. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

RECREATION

Pickleball Games, Noon-2 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Racquet sport combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Ages 18 and up. $10. Through Dec. 18. 985-6747; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Spinning Challenge, 9-10:30 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Difficult cardiovascular and fitness workout. Ages 18 and up. $120 for 10 classes. Through Dec. 18. 985-6742; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery.

HOLIDAY - HALLOWEEN

Fall on the Farm Fall Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, Free admission. 697-9173; www.fallonthefarm.com. Loveland.

Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road, Valet Parking Lot along Montgomery Road. Fresh tomatoes, corn, apples, mums, pumpkins and more. Seeking vendors. 745-9100; email jean.ohnmeis@ggp.com; www.kenwoodtownecentre.com. Kenwood. Loveland Farmers’ Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second Streets, parking lot, corner of E. Broadway and Second streets. Socially and environmentally responsible produce, meat and market items grown or made within 100 miles from Loveland. info@lovelandfm.com; www.lovelandfm.com. Loveland.

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ART EXHIBITS Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Traditional and Contemporary Art, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-3700; www.womansartclub.com. Mariemont.

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VOLUNTEER EVENTS

Granny’s Garden School Harvest Volunteering, 6-8 p.m., Granny’s Garden School Executive Office, 20 Miamiview Drive, Families from Loveland School District and members of community help harvest from the gardens. Email grannysgardenschool@fuse.net to register. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; www.grannysgardenschool.org. Loveland. M O N D A Y, O C T . 1 0

CIVIC Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, Free. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Blue Ash. 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. 3515005. Madeira.

Hand-Painted Glassware Workshop, 24:30 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Learn to paint on glass. Choose wine glasses, glass dishes or glass mugs. Family friendly. $35. 683-1581. Symmes Township.

MUSIC - JAZZ

Samba Jazz Syndicate, 7-10 p.m., Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road, No cover. 791-4424. Blue Ash.

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.

PUBLIC HOURS

Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Turner Farm, 561-7400; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Overeaters Anonymous, Noon, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, Room 101. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Kenwood. W E D N E S D A Y, O C T . 1 2

HOME & GARDEN Mosaic Stepping Stone Workshop, 6:308:30 p.m., Loveland Greenhouse, 11924 Lebanon Road, Create your own colorful stepping stone. Family friendly. $40. 6831581. Symmes Township. ON STAGE - COMEDY

Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Aspiring comics, amateurs and professionals take the stage. Ages 18 and up. $5. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Overeaters Anonymous, 10:30 a.m., Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Call 791-3142 at least 24 hours in advance for child care. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Montgomery.

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Beginning Watercolor Classes, 2-4 p.m., Kenwood Fellowship Community Church, $8 per class. 891-5946. Kenwood.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Sweat to Ski, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and 7:30-8:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Mondays and Wednesdays through Nov. 16. Small-group personal training program designed to build strength and tone muscles needed for skiing. Ages 18 and up. $270. Reservations required. 985-6745; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery. T U E S D A Y, O C T . 1 1

CIVIC Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, Free. 946-7766; www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org. Blue Ash. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDED

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden ushers in Halloween with HallZOOween Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 8-9, Oct. 1516; and Oct. 22-23. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Children are encouraged to come in costume and fill up their goodie bags as they trick-or-treat through the zoo. Kids can check out Pumpkin Pandemonium, the zoo’s animal version of trick-or-treating. Phil Dalton’s Theater of Illusion is 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Also on hand are pumpkin carving demonstrations, a pumpkin patch, Halloween animal meet and greets, train rides and the Scare-ousel. HallZOOween is free with zoo admission: Adults, $14; ages 2-12, $10; under 2, free. Visit www.cincinnatizoo.org.

Tri State County Animal Response Team Meeting and Training, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Best Friends Pet Care, 11216 Gideon Lane, Situational Awareness/Safety Hands On Training. Volunteer meeting and disaster preparedness training for animal rescue. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Tri State County Animal Response Team. 489-6300; www.tristatecart.com. Sycamore Township.

PROVIDED

Actor and comedian Sinbad comes to the newly renovated Taft Theatre at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. He has been ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time. Tickets are $40. Visit www.tafttheatre.com or call 800-745-3000.


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A nice, slow way to a very good crockpot roast Every spring and fall, I check my pantry herbs and spices. Since this time of year many of them go on sale, it’s a good idea to do the “sniff” test and check which ones need replacing. Check out my blog at Cincinnati.com (Cooking with Rita) for a video on how to buy and store dry herbs and spices. You’ll love my tip about putting an “open” date on the container.

Lottie’s easy crockpot pot roast

Lottie Hilgefort is my daughter-in-law, Jess’, sister and typical of a very busy mom. You may recognize this recipe as I’ve shared my version in the past. After making Lottie’s today, hers is my new “go to” pot roast. It’s that good. Lottie said: “ I adapted this from different recipes I liked until I came to perfection. It is so delicious and moist. I always serve with mashed potatoes, as you have lots of delicious gravy.” 3-4 lb. roast (whatever looks good and is on sale) 1 envelope beefy-onion dry soup mix 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 soup can good red wine 3 tablespoons flour 2 beef bouillon cubes Place roast in sprayed crockpot. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over.

Cook on low eight to 10 hours.

Dutch apple pie Rita jam

T h i s would be great with a pork roast, or as a breakfast jam. And I’ll bet you could melt this with some apple cider or apple juice and make a terrific topping for ice cream and cake. Make it while apples are in season.

Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen

4 cups prepared fruit (about 1 pound Granny Smith or other tart green apples, 1⁄2 cup raisins and 11⁄4 cups water) 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon or so cinnamon 1 ⁄4 teaspoon allspice 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 4 cups granulated sugar 1 box dry pectin Peel, core and grind or finely chop fruit. Add raisins and water. Measure 4 total cups into large pot. Stir in lemon juice, cinnamon and allspice. Stir pectin into fruit. Bring mixture to full rolling boil on high heat, stirring constantly. Quickly stir in both sugars. Return to full rolling boil and boil exactly one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and skim off foam. Ladle quick-

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After making Lottie’s easy crockpot pot roast today, hers is my new “go to” pot roast. It’s that good. ly into sterilized, hot jelly jars and wipe rims and threads. Seal. Process in a water bath for five minutes. This makes the jam shelfstable. You can also simply cook up the jam without putting in a water bath, and store in the refrigerator up to three months or in the freezer up to nine months.

he’ll be willing to share it with us for Connie, who requested this heirloom favorite. Thirty-minute veggie soup updated with kale and corn. Marsha Barker made my recipe but substituted

kale (added it at the beginning of cooking time) and also some fresh corn from the cob. “Everyone raved,” she said. Granola bar nutrition. Lois Daley made the granola bar recipe I put in the paper recently and everyone loved them, but she wanted to know if I could provide nutritional information. I don’t have software, or really, the background, to do this. Paper bag apple pie recipe possibly not suited for some ovens. I got a call from a reader who said she’d made this in her gas oven, but when she baked the pie in her electric oven, the bag caught fire. I have made it in my electric oven with no problem, but ovens and paper varies, and I’m glad she shared this information. To be cautious, make a “bag” out of parchment paper, which is totally oven proof.

Tips from Rita’s kitchen

Homemade produce wash for apples and other hard-skinned fruit. For the reader who called

Crystal chili update. From Terry, who said the recipe died with the last surviving family member of the restaurant “a few months ago.” Terry said he makes one close to Crystal’s and I hope

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Zuppa Toscana like Olive Garden’s. Wow, our readers sure like the paper. Steve Braden took his to Chicago and called in while reading it. “I’d like a recipe similar to Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana,” he said. Now I have one that I’ve developed, but I’d love to share yours, so please be willing to share if you’ve got a good recipe for this. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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significant impact on their communities and professions. A f t e r graduating f r o m Painter Sycamore High School, Painter attended the University of Cincinnati where he earned both his bachelor’s degree and juris doctorate. He then practiced law for nine years and served as a judge for nearly 30 years, first on the Hamilton County Municipal Court for 13 years followed by three terms on the Ohio Court of Appeals. In 2009, he was elected by the General Assembly of the United Nations to a seat on the United Nations Appeals Tribunal. He is the only American on the seven-member court, which sits in New York, Geneva and Nairobi. Recognized as an outstanding legal scholar, Painter is also well published with more than 400 published decisions, four law review articles, 140 journal articles, three Internet biographies and six books. An adjunct professor of law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law for more than 20 years, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the UC College of Arts and Sciences in 2007 and of the College of Law in 2009. He and his wife, Sue

Ann Painter, live in downtown Cincinnati. Painter will be honored as the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus during a recognition ceremony from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at The Original Montgomery Inn. At that time, a hand-painted portrait of Painter will be unveiled and Superintendent Adrienne C. James will present him with a plaque. The portrait will be revealed to Sycamore families at halftime of the Oct. 6 Sycamore-Oak Hills football game at Sycamore Stadium, 5757 Cooper Road. Each distinguished alumnus is also honored with a lifetime membership to the Sycamore Alumni and Friends Association. The Sycamore Distinguished Alumni Awards began in 2006. Past recipients include Larry McVicker, class of 1959 football player and a major donor to the Sycamore Stadium renovation; 1972 graduate Rear Admiral Mark Kenny, a graduate of the United States Naval Academy who served at the Center for Counter Terrorism Operations; the Gregory family, classes of 1970, 1972, 1973, 1978 and honorary class of 2008, who are widely known for owning the Montgomery Inn; and Pete Hershberger, class of 1972, president of Prestige Travel Inc. and former Sycamore coach and board member.

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• Plainfield Road at State Route 126; • Interstate 75 at Kemper Road. Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place to alert motorists of any upcoming lane closures. Motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.


Religion

Brecon United Methodist Church The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Samaritan Closet hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Samaritan Closet offers clothing and food to people with demonstrated needs. Bread from Panera is available on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Samaritan Closet is located next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

Chabad Jewish Center

Rabbi Yisroel Mangel, director of Chabad Jewish Center has announced that traditional Yom Kippur services will be at our facilities on 3977 Hunt Road in Blue Ash. Yom Kippur, literally translated as “Day of Atonement,” is a day on which Jews traditionally fast and gather in synagogues to ask G-d to forgive them for any wrongdoings over the past year. However, Yom Kippur is more than just that. “Yom Kippur is the ‘sequel’ to

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Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to nesuburban@communitypress. com, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Northeast Suburban Life, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. Rosh Hashanah,” said Rabbi Yisroel Mangel, “On Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, we take resolutions to improve our ways, and in return, we ask G-d to bless us; on Yom Kippur, we work out the particulars.” This year Yom Kippur begins on Thursday the 7th of October at sunset and continues through nightfall on Saturday. Chabad Jewish Center will host this year’s Yom Kippur services, which begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday and on Saturday at 9 a.m. Yizkor, the special memorial service remembering our dear departed loved ones, will take place approximately noon. Yom Kippur services conclude with the final Shofar blowing at 7:50 p.m. “We open our doors to the entire Jewish community regardless of background or affiliation or level of observance.” Said Rabbi Mangel, “There’s a family-friendly warmth at our services that melts away any embarrassment for those unfamiliar with Hebrew or new to communal prayer,” All prayers will combine the original Hebrew, as well as translated English. In addition, a simultaneous children’s service – divided by age – run by Rabbi Berel & Ziporah Cohen will

accompany the adult services. Tickets are not necessary but reservations are requested. For more information or reservations please call 793-5200. Chabad is at 3977 Hunt Road, Blue Ash; 7935200;www.chabaddba.com.

Unpacked,” by Susan Miller. Classes are free and childcare is available. Visit the church website under “Ladies Studies”or www.facebook.com/aftertheboxes. The church is at 11251 Montgomery Road; www.mcc.us; 489-0892.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

New Church of Montgomery

Bounce into Fall – inflatable fun, games, pumpkin crafts and food – will be noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 16. The event is free and all are welcome. The Fall craft show is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Proceeds benefit children’s programming. Youth Group meets on Sunday nights (junior high at 5 p.m. and senior high at 7 p.m.) Dinner at 6:30 p.m. is included. The 25th annual Drive Through Nativity will be 5:30-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. All are invited. The nativity is free. The church has a children’s weekday program on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call the church for details. Traditional worship services are 8:20 a.m. and 11 a.m.; contemporary music is 9:40 a.m. every Sunday. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142; www.cosumc.org.

Hartzell United Methodist Church Sunday Worship Services are 9 and 10:30 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s School is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. Youth Groups, Bible Studies weekly; child care and transportation provided. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

Montgomery Community Church

Montgomery Community Church is offering a seven-week class for women who are new to Cincinnati or are looking to connect with their community from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., which began Tuesday, Sept. 20. The class is based on a book entitled, “After the Boxes are

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The church is temporarily conducting Sunday services at Strawser Funeral Home, 9305 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays and Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 to 10 a.m. The study group is now studying “Divine Love and Wisdom” by Emanuel Swedenborg. All are welcome. The church is temporarily having services at 9503 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash; 489-9572; newchurch@cinci.rr.com; www.newchurchofmontgomery.net.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

The church is back in full swing at the 9:30 a.m. service. Registration is available online. The popular Progressive Dinner will be at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15. Sign up at the church or call the office for more information. The church is collecting non-perishable grocery items for the Findlay Street food pantry and seeking volunteers to deliver bread daily from Kroger and Panera. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is conducted the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. A Men’s Breakfast group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Steak ‘n’ Shake in Montgomery. Ladies Bible Study meets at 10 a.m. on Tuesday mornings at the church. Friends in Fellowship meets at 6:15 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month for dinner at the church.

AMERICAN BAPTIST

A Bereavement Support Group for widow and widowers meets from 10-11 a.m. the second and fourth Saturdays. Sunday worship services are 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Parent Church School meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Sunday of each month. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401; www.st-barnabas.org.

The sermon series “Extravagant Generosity: The Heart of Giving” continues through the month of October. Fall 4 St. Paul is 4-7 p.m. and Chicken Barbecue Dinner is 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Enjoy inflatables, games, D.J., a barbecue dinner and a children’s menu. St. Paul Church services are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for traditional worship and 9:30 a.m. for contemporary worship with Praise Band. Sunday School is 9:30 a.m. for all ages and 11 a.m. is children’s mission hour. Nursery care is provided for all services. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181; www.stpaulcommunityumc.org.

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. every Sunday. The church is hosting Ladies WOW Study Group (Women on Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. The event includes light refreshments and a study of Beth Moore’s “Stepping Up.” The church hosts Adult and Youth Bible Studies at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891, www.sycamorechristianchurch.

UNITED METHODIST

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Traditional Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Full childcare & church school at all services. 513-677-9866 Dr. Doug Damron, Sr. Pastor (across from the Oasis Golf Club) Rev. Lisa Kerwin, Assoc. Pastor www.epiphanyumc.org

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Jeff & Patty Boucher (Loveland) announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Danielle, to David James Diepenbruck, son of Jim & Carolyn Diepenbruck (Bowling Green, OH). Ashley graduated from Loveland H.S. in 2007 and from Bowling Green State University in 2011 with a BS in Biology. David is a 1999 graduate of Bowling Green H.S. and is currently employed with Kellermeyer Co. He is al so studying for an Applied Business degree in Supply Chain Management at Owens Community College. A November 12th wedding is planned at the Rosary Cathedral in Toledo.

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Women’s Bible Study resumed Wednesday, Aug. 31. Women of all ages gather on Wednesdays from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. The topic is “Living Above Worry and Stress” a Women of Faith The church is hosting a three-part series to promote interfaith dialogue. The series is in commemoration of 9/11. The series ends on Sunday, Oct. 16, with a potluck interfaith dinner at 5:30 p.m. for people of all faiths. Free; open to the public. Ascension is participating in the Southern Ohio Synod ELCA Malaria Campaign through education about the disease and donations from members and various church groups. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288, www.ascensionlutheranchurch. com.

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PERSON 2 PERSON Read this and help Scout earn merit badge jhouck@communitypress.com

MADEIRA – If you are reading this now, you are helping McCarty Elkin earn his communications merit badge from the Boy Scouts of America. Elkin, who is senior patrol leader of Troop 555 at St. Gertrude Parish in Madeira, said one require-

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“For the award, the senior patrol leader has to get his troop members and do many activities. “I had to do things like having three-fourths of all of our troop at a camp-wide event, make camp gadgets and have all Scouts work on advancement. “I had to work very hard every day to achieve this award since there were 15 requirements that I had to complete. “It wasn't an easy task, but with the cooperation of my troop we were able to earn the award without too much difficulty. “Also, for a number of years, our troop has held one of the highest advancement percentages of any

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Boy Scouts of America Troop 555 of St. Gertrude Parish in Madeira at Camp Friedlander in Miami Township. From left: first row, John Morris, Jacob Koopman, Quinn Ring, Alex Dumas, Jack Hodges, Will Pappalardo and Reed Dorger; second row, Luke Benz, Nick Theis, Zach Benz, Joe Pappalardo, James Morris, Gabe Gonsalves and McCarty Elkin; third row, Robby Elkin, Jackson Bomar, Ben Finsel, Bob Miller, Charlie Mckay and Brendon McWilliams. troop in our district, the Blue Jacket District. “This year, we had 16 Scouts attend summer camp

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Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah will have its first Coffee Talk/Decaf Cafe of the season at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at the home of Marianne MandelBrown, 7815 Hartford Hill Lane in Montgomery. Guest speaker Michael Bassin, the 25-year-old son of Hadassah member Gayna Bassin, will talk about his experiences in the Arab world and in the Israeli

army. Tobe Snow is coffee talk chair and programming vice president of Cincinnati Chapter. While in college, Michael Bassin studied at the American University in Cairo, the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. After graduating from the George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in international relations, he immigrated to Israel and served two years in the Israel Defense Forces as a combat Arabic translator and sniper.

He has also traveled extensively in South America, Africa and the Far East. He plans to return to Israel in December. He will share his experiences meeting interesting people, seeing beautiful sites and at times experiencing hostile situations. Coffee Talk is Cincinnati Chapter’s monthly informal get-together that meets the second Monday of the month, usually in a member’s home, to discuss topics of interest. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend, but reservations are requested. Please RSVP to 821-6157.

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Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah will have its first Coffee Talk / Decaf Cafe of the season at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at the home of Marianne Mandel-Brown, 7815 Hartford Hill Lane in Montgomery. Guest speaker Michael Bassin, the 25-year-old son of Hadassah member Gayna Bassin, will talk about his experiences in the Arab world and in the Israeli army.

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POLICE REPORTS

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Lloyd E. Clark Jr., 47, 6723 Lebanon St. Apartment 1, obstructing official business at 4100 Hunt Road, Sept. 26. Vernon S. Madden, 27, 3112 Cavanaugh Ave., violating protection order at 10830 Kenwood Road, Sept. 21. Ricky A. Ball, 51, 9630 Floral Ave., domestic violence (threat with one prior conviction) at 9360 Floral Ave., Sept. 23. Timothy J. Bevins, 32, 4412 Creekview Road, petty theft at 4100 Hunt Road, Sept. 20. Lindsay R. Watters, 33, 1300 Vina Vista, petty theft at 4100 Hunt Road, Sept. 24. Juvenile, 17, petty theft at 4462 Edenton Lane, Sept. 20. Victoria D. Uffer, 25, 4124 Galbraith Road, theft at 4100 Hunt Road, Sept. 25. Alan Brett Rigg, 46, 2033 Cohen Road, operating a vehicle impaired (under the influence of alcohol/drugs) at 9215 Plainfield Road, Sept. 24. Bryan P. Clem, 25, 1124 Nordyke Road, possession or use of a controlled substance at 11145 Kenwood Road, Sept. 26. Robert Dallas Wilson, 52, 9610 Wildbrook Lane, misdemeanor warant, traffic warrant, drug possession, obstructing official business, misdemeanor warrant, traffic warrant at 4116 Glendale-Milford Road, Sept. 26. Jamel M. Taylor, 22, 688 Dutch Colony Drive, open container prohibited at Eastbound Ohio 126 at Blue Ash Road, Sept. 20. Antwoine J. Royce, 25, 1510 Merrimac, drug possession at Eastbound Ohio 126 at Blue Ash Road, Sept. 20. Ebony R. Lindsey, 23, 470 Elberon Ave. Apartment 2, traffic warrant at Eastbound Ohio 126 at Blue Ash Road, Sept. 20.

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About police reports

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. The information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: Blue Ash, Chief Chris Wallace, 745-8573 Montgomery, Chief Don Simpson, 985-1600 Sycamore Township, Lt. Dan Reid, 792-7254 Symmes Township, Lt. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 6833444.

Theft ($500 or more)

A woman said someone took $800 from TruStaff Nurse LLC at 4270 Glendale-Milford Road, Sept. 22.

MONTGOMERY

Arrests/citations

Kenneth B. Ohmer, 51, 9130 Solon Drive, driving while under the influence at Main Street, Sept. 18. James F. Bragg, 31, 1897 Blue Sky Park Road, driving while under the influence at Southbound Interstate 71, Sept. 14. Robert W. Warning, 24, 8075 Silkyrider Court, disorderly conduct at 9390 Montgomery Road, Sept. 22. Aaron L. Knicley, 24, 908 Hedwick Drive, soliciting without permit at 10606 Indianwoods Drive, Sept. 14. Marie Locey, 16, 11550 Reltas Court,

PlayStation 3 games, value $500; a Sanyo 32-inch flat screen television, value $200; a Marlin model 795 .22 caliber rifle,value $200, and a Sony Playstation 3, value $300 at 3783 Fox Run Drive, Sept. 25.

possession of drugs, drug parahernalia at 5757 Cooper Road, Sept. 18. Juvenile, 14, menacing at 7400 Cornell Road, Sept. 9. Rhonda S. Ohmer, 46, 9130 Solon Drive, open container at Main Street, Sept. 18. Michael M. White, 18, 405 Country Lake Circle, offenses involving underage persons at Southbound Interstate 71, Sept. 17.

10326 Ryans Way: Winkler Todd D. & Beverly to Mcintyre Stacey L. Tr; $720,000. 11154 Centennial Ave.: Breen-Fisher LLC to Schuler Joseph M.; $152,500. 11154 Centennial Ave.: Breen-Fisher LLC to Schuler Joseph M.; $152,500. 11154 Centennial Ave.: Breen-Fisher LLC to Schuler Joseph M.; $152,500.

Someone spraypainted graffiti at 10200 Alliance Road, Sept. 26. Someone damaged a carport at Deercross Apartments at 9225 Deercross Parkway, Sept. 21.

MONTGOMERY

10430 Londonderry Court: Kleindorfer Dawn to Gordon Matthew G. & Diane W.; $245,000. 9876 Montgomery Road: Automanage LLC to Twin Lakes; $2,875,768. 9876 Montgomery Road: Automanage LLC to Twin Lakes; $2,875,768. 9907 Knollwind Drive: Franke Mark R. to North Side Bank And Trust Co.; $175,000. 10030 Wimbledon Court: Novince Loretta C. Tr to Thompson Michelle C.; $370,000. 10330 Pendery Drive: Strasser Dean E. & Joann M. to Rosenberg JanErik O.; $335,000. 5325 Cooper Road: Federal National Mortgage Association to Miller Norman & Sharon; $114,000. 7833 Shadowhill Way: Hackman Richard J. to Hackman Richard J.; $146,000. 7833 Shadowhill Way: Johnson Raymond K. & Joanne D. to Hackman Richard J. & Raymo; $146,000. 9866 Zig Zag Road: Goldfinger Dolores S. to Janssen Andreas H. & Stephanie A.; $225,000.

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Petty theft

Someone took 20 cigarillos, value $11, and canned beer, value $10, from Speedway at 9215 Plainfield Road, Sept. 25. A woman said someone took a calendar/date book, value $20 at 5875 Pfeiffer Road, Sept. 23. Someone took $280 from U.S. Bank at 9545 Kenwood Road, Sept. 26.

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RetroFittings ‘ties’ one on for St. Vincent DePaul The Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati is honored to announce event sponsors and co-chairs for the ninth annual RetroFittings fashion show, which will be Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hall of Mirrors. Local 12’s Jen Dalton will co-host the event. RetroFittings is an inno-

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conjunction with his national “Bow Tie Cause” initiative. The bow tie sells for $57 with all proceeds going to St. Vincent de Paul. “RetroFittings is a fantastic event – combining the best of fashion with the spirit of collaboration and community giving,” Jones said. “The St. Vincent de Paul bow tie embodies that spirit and I’m pleased that it will once again help the organization do great things for people in need in Cincinnati.” This year’s event is being co-chaired by Tamie Sullivan of Loveland and Meg Tarvin of Anderson Township. “Tamie and Meg are dedicated to helping St. Vincent de Paul serve others by producing a first-class event.Their leadership has helped make RetroFittings an exciting and successful event,” said Liz Carter, executive director St. Vincent de Paul-Cincinnati. “I am sure that this year’s RetroFittings will top last year’s sell-out event.”

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This year’s sponsors include the Hatton Foundation, Macy’s, Niehaus Financial Services, Blue Sky Creative, LPK, Paul & Meg Tarvin, Kromholtz Jewelers, The Thomas J. and Linda Mueller Family Fund, ILORI, Frontgate and Huntington Bank. “We are grateful to the sponsors for this year’s show,” Sullivan said. “They are fashion, business, media and philanthropic leaders with a commitment to helping others while fostering creativity and cutting edge fashion.” Sullivan and Tarvin lead a committee including fashion show and music director Sarah Bellamy, UC liaison

Fall for St. Paul is Oct 8 With autumn in the air, St Paul Community United Methodist Church of Madeira will host its third annual “Fall for St. Paul” festival 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. The church at 8221 Miami Road will invite its neighbors to enjoy an afternoon of fun activities for the whole family. A carnival type festival with a giant inflatable obstacle course, carnival games, face painting will all be free to enjoy.

There will also be a live DJ to provide great music for the whole family. In addition to the festival, a barbecue, hosted by the St Paul Men’s Group, will also be on tap for the evening. This is the 42nd year for the BBQ chicken dinner for the church. Dinners – half a chicken, baked potato, coleslaw or applesauce, roll, a drink and homemade dessert – will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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“We serve about 400 dinners,” said Dan Bradford, who leads a team of volunteers. “Prices are $9 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 10. Children 5 and under are free. This year they are introducing a children’s menu with chicken nuggets, French fries and applesauce. Meals are available for dinein or carry out. Proceeds from the dinner go towards feeding the area’s less fortunate at Thanksgiving.

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