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Homecoming this year was special at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, as the school celebrated its 20th year. SEE PHOTOS, A6

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Weber: Academic record will soften state cuts

The 17th annual student leadership conference presented by the Northeast Community Challenge Youth Coalition gave student delegates the opportunity to develop their leadership capacity and to hear expert speakers. The Youth Coalition consists of student body leaders from Archbishop Moeller High School, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Sycamore High School and Ursuline Academy. Delegates were nominated by the above mentioned respective schools. SEE LIFE, B1


Next levy at least 3 years away By Jeanne Houck

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The Sycamore Community Schools should not need to ask voters to approve another operating tax levy until at least 2012. That’s according to a five-year financial forecast Treasurer Beth Weber presented at the Oct. 21 Sycamore Board of Education meeting. “This means the district will go eight years without asking the voters for an additional levy for operations, the longest amount of time the district has gone since the 1960s,” Weber said. “This is possible, in large part, due to our community’s generous support this past spring when they renewed a 5.5-mill levy originally approved in 2004.” Board President Ken Richter praised the district’s administration and staff for helping the school board make good on a “contract with the community” the board approved in 2005. The board pledged in the contract not to allow the general operating

fund budget to increase by more than an average of 2.5 percent over five years – and to do it while maintaining high academic standards. As it has for nine years prior, the Ohio Department of Education recently recognized the Sycamore schools with the highest designation for academic excellence. Oct. 21, the school board voted to extend the contract with the community through the 20112012 school year with these changes: capital improvement costs will not be subject to the parameters and the school board must approve any deviations from the parameters necessitated by legislative mandates. The always difficult job of forecasting finances – which state law requires school districts to do every fall – is being complicated this year by funding and instructional reforms approved by the Ohio legislature in July. Under terms of the new Ohio EvidenceBased Model for school funding, the Sycamore schools will lose $27,000 in state funds the first

“Sycamore will be one of a handful of districts across the state projected to receive less foundation funding than it does today” Treasurer Beth Weber PROVIDED

Beth Weber, treasurer of the Sycamore Community Schools, recently told the board of education that the district should not need to ask the community to approve another operating-tax levy until at least 2012. year of the biennium and $54,000 the second. “Under the (new Ohio Evidence-Based Model for school funding), the state’s portion of education funding for each district will be based in large part on the level of poverty of its students and the ability of each district’s local community to support education through property taxes,” Weber said. “The state considers Sycamore a low-poverty, high-property wealth district and, therefore, as in the past, Sycamore will continue to qualify for little state foundation funding, which is Ohio’s basic

funding for schools. In addition, when fully implemented, Sycamore will be one of a handful of districts across the state projected to receive less foundation funding than it does today,” Weber said. The state is relying on federal stimulus money to help it fund education and it’s a matter of conjecture how long those funds will be available. Sycamore’s excellent academic track record should ease the burden. “While Sycamore will lose funding, they will benefit from being a high-performing district as the (Ohio Evidence-Based Model) states that districts earning the state’s highest rating on the Ohio Department of Education’s Local Report Card will be exempt from implementing many of the education reform components,” Weber said.

Call it ‘Sands’ Township By Amanda Hopkins

After playing on every local sand volleyball court, Kevin Westerkamm will soon be able to play on his own. Westerkamm, who is general manager, and three other partners will open Grand Sands, an indoor sand volleyball facility at 10750 Loveland-Madeira Road, Sunday, Nov. 7 with a “Volleypalooza” tournament featuring live music, a pig roast and both recreational and competitive tournament brackets. The 20,000-square-foot building will feature five indoor sand volleyball courts, a restaurant and a full bar. Westerkamm said the restaurant menu will stay healthy and will have burritos, rice bowls, flatbread sandwiches, subs, wraps, soups and salads. He said there will be no fried foods. Grand Sands is only the fifth indoor sand volleyball court in the nation and the first one in Ohio. Westerkamm said there are more than 5,000 players locally, many of them from the east side of town who he hopes will come to Grand Sands to play.


Kevin Westerkamm is seeing his dream become reality as Grand Sands in Symmes Township opened five indoor sand volleyball courts Nov. 1.

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Grand Sands will offer adult leagues from 6 p.m. to 11 pm Sunday through Friday and will hold tournaments on Saturdays. Grand Sands will also offer boys and girls junior high and high school programs weekdays from 3 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. and will include instructional programs for beginners and advanced players. For more information, visit the Web site at or contact Kevin Westerkamm at 884-4388 or by e-mail at “Where else can you go in the winter and play in board shorts?” Westerkamm said. He said five other courts and a

deck will be built outside for summer play and will be visible from Loveland-Madeira Road. During the summer, even bad weather

will not cancel games. “We’ll never have a rain-out (with the indoor courts),” Westerkamm said. League play started Nov. 1 and already 181 teams have signed up. To join a league or for upcoming tournament information, visit the Web site at or contact Kevin Westerkamm at 884-4388 or by email at KWesterkamm@

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On Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, Blue Ash will celebrate our nation’s heroes by attending a special Veterans Day ceremony at the Blue Ash Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park beginning at 10:30 a.m. This year’s ceremonies will represent the 16th year that veterans groups from the entire Tristate region have celebrated Veterans Day in Blue Ash. The public is encouraged to attend. The ceremonies each year are coordinated by the Blue Ash Veterans Day Committee, a consortium of Greater Cincinnati area local veterans organizations, with logistical assistance provided by the city of Blue Ash. The members of this volunteer committee meet numerous times throughout the year to plan the Veterans Day ceremonies and luncheon. The keynote speaker for this year’s ceremonies is Paul Brondhaver, a local veteran advocate who has served his

community, state and country for more than 20 years, and has earned numerous military awards for his accomplishments and unique experiences. The Ohio Military Band will be also assisting with this year’s ceremonies and luncheon. Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School Accelerated Language Lab students will also provide special participation in the ceremonies. The students will create wreathes to be placed during the ceremonies and will also present their writings in honor of the Veterans Day holiday. Committee Chair Rick Bryan said, “This is a wonderful opportunity to honor and thank the men and women who have served our country over the years. We always hope for a large crowd at the Veterans Memorial. The students from the Greene School, the Ohio Military Band, a possible flyover by the Cincinnati Warbirds and our guest speaker, Paul Brondhaver, will

make the 2009 ceremony one to remember.” The annual Veterans Day luncheon will be held this year at the recreation center after the ceremonies. This luncheon, prepared by members of the Veterans Day Committee, is open to the public, and the cost is only $4. Entertainment will be provided by the Ohio Military Band. The city of Blue Ash dedicated the Veterans Memorial Park in 1991 to those American men and women whose devotion and allegiance to their country, often involving great personal sacrifice, have enabled all of us and much of the world today to enjoy a life of freedom. The Blue Ash Veterans Memorial is in downtown Blue Ash at Cooper and Hunt roads. For more information about the Veterans Day activities, call the city of Blue Ash at 745-8510 or click on the city’s calendar of events at

Gordon Food Services coming to Kenwood By Amanda Hopkins

Gordon Food Services will be opening a new store in Sycamore Township at the Shoppes of Kenwood. The new store will occupy around 60 percent of the site of the old Drug Emporium and will be around 16,000 square feet. Sycamore Township Board of Trustees approved a zoning resolution to allow the retail food service into the vacant space at their Oct. 15 meeting.


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Blue Ash firefighters get 2.5 percent pay hikes for three years By Jeanne Houck

proof of other coverage. These changes reflect coverage already in place for other city employees, said Sue Bennett, Blue Ash’s public information officer. “The city has been reviewing ways to reduce the cost of health-insurance coverage for many years,” Bennett said. “Several years ago, an employee-based health-insurance advisory committee was formed, including employee representatives from every department. “The committee has extensively reviewed the city’s health-insurance claims, frequency and cost, including investigating ways that cost could be reduced,” Bennett said. “That committee recommended a change last year to a high-deductible plan with Humana, and recommended a carrier change this year to United Healthcare.” • Increase the monthly longevity pay given fulltime firefighters from $4 to $5 for each complete calendar month of continuous service after, depending upon the job held, one to


Blue Ash firefighters will receive 2.5 percent annual pay hikes for the next three contract years under terms negotiated by the city and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 3203. Entry-level Blue Ash firefighters will be paid $54,178 for the year beginning in February 2009, $55,533 for the year beginning in February 2010 and $56,921 for the year beginning in February 2011. Other provisions in the contract say Blue Ash must:

• Offer employees the choice of two health-insurance plans. In the first option – which is similar to the only option previously offered – the city and fulltime firefighters will share in the monthly premiums at the same rate Blue Ash does with its non-union employees. In the second option, firefighters will pay no premiums and the city’s costs will be capped at 105 percent of what it paid for each employee the previous year. For the first time, the city will pay firefighters who opt out of health-insurance coverage $2,000 annually. The employees must present

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Blue Ash officials say the city has: • 21 full-time firefighters/ paramedics and one more person will be hired to fill a vacant position. They are represented by the International Association of Fire Fighters. • Six full-time lieutenants. They are represented by the bargaining unit. • One full-time fire chief and two full-time assistant fire chiefs. They are not represented by the bargaining unit. • 17 part-time firefighters and another four currently in the process of being hired. They are not represented by the bargaining unit. three years of continuous service. • Notify affected firefighters 30 days in advance of layoffs or job cuts. That’s an increase from the 10-day notice required in the previous contract. Firefighters with the least seniority will be laid off first. Previously, firefighters with the least seniority within the classification affected by a lay-off were laid off first, although they were allowed to bump the least senior firefighter in the next lower classification provided they could perform the job without training. • Abide by a new provision that it deduct “fairshare fees” from the paychecks of firefighters who are not members of the bargaining unit. The fees are to be paid to Local 3203 to help cover its costs to negotiate and administer the contract with the city.


Rumpke’s unlimited yardwaste collection days in Montgomery began Nov. 2 and runs through Friday, Dec. 4. The collections – which will include leaves – are scheduled to occur on residents’ regular trash-collection days. Yard-waste stickers will not be required. Yard waste must be placed loosely in cans or in paper – not plastic – yardwaste bags. Branches must be bun-

Symmes meeting Nov. 10

The Symmes Township Board of Trustees has changed its regular meeting date in November due to the election. The Board of Trustees will now meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 ,at the township administration building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. For more information, please contact the township office at 683-6644.



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The Indian Hill High School men’s chorus performs at the Kenwood Woman’s Club Luncheon and Style Show at Kenwood Country Club Oct. 27.

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Vicki, one of the models for the Dillard’s style show, smiles while waiting for her turn to walk the runway at the Kenwood Woman’s Club Luncheon and Style Show at Kenwood Country Club Oct. 27.

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Home, home on the Hills

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy celebrated its 20th anniversary Homecoming in October with the usual week-long schedule of events, including the girls powder puff football game, concerts and themed days. The week concluded with a football game against Clark Montessori (a 63-27 Eagles’ win), along with the crowing of the Homecoming king and queen.


Eagles alum Katy Perkins shares a solo for the crowd at the catered barbeque during Homecoming Friday at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.


Seniors Andrew Perkins and Chloe Cucinotta are crowned 2009 king and queen during the Homecoming celebration at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.


As Freshmen Jess Holiday looks on, her teammate Carly Brown is stopped short of the goal line by Senior Rachel LeCompte during Powder Puff action as a part of Homecoming Week at CHCA.



Rachel LeCompte heads to the endzone for a touchdown as the senior class reigned during the CHCA Powder Puff Football Tournament.


Senior Jake Shoemaker shows off his Indian costume for “Western Day.”

Sophomore Morgan Prescott is kept out of the endzone by juniors Abby Marosi and Sarah Atallah during Powder Puff action.

Founding Family member Mary Beshear offers a Thanksgiving prayer for Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy during the 20th anniversary festivities.



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Musical testament

Sycamore High School’s Theatre Department will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6-Nov. 14 in the school’s Aves theatre, located on the first floor at the school. With songs and lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, the legendary musical tells the funny and poignant story of the Old Testament’s Joseph. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For more information, call 686-1770 or visit PROVIDED

Indian Hill’s Latin Club speaks of charity

Students participate in cancer research fundraiser

said she was surprised at how many Tristate people are impacted by breast cancer.

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Against Breast Cancer” walk sponsored by the American Cancer Society. This was the 10th year the Latin Club has participated in the event. This year they raised $925, Richey said. “It was both personal and professional,” said Latin instructor Melissa

Burgess, who like a number of the Latin Club members has been impacted by cancer in some way. The club initially became involved when Burgess and fellow Latin instructor Sherwin Little wanted to help out a peer who had been diagnosed with cancer. “It was all for the cause,”

The Northeast Community Challenge Coalition will host “Sticks and Stones…Words Will Hurt” 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at E.H. Greene Intermediate School, 5200 Aldine Drive. During the event, parents will learn signs of bullying and cyber-bullying, which is using technology as a weapon to hurt another individual. In addition, ways to prevent bullying and cyber-bullying will be discussed, as well as what to do if a child is the victim of either type of bullying.

Information on safe Internet usage will also be available. Presented by John Bearoff, licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist, the event is free and open to the public. Parents of students in grades 5-12 are encouraged to attend. Reservations are not needed. For more information, call the Northeast Community Challenge Coalition at 489-2587.

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Boys fall in finals

The Sycamore High School boys’ soccer team fell 3-0 to Lakota West in the Division I District Final on Oct. 31. Sycamore advanced after defeating Milford 2-1 Oct. 27. The Aviators finish the season 15-2 (7-1).

This week in soccer

• Sycamore High School boys shut out Oak Hills High School 2-0, Oct. 24, in Division I Sectionals. Sam Benson made five saves for Sycamore. Jeff Wolkoff and Ben Dhimann scored the goals. Sycamore advances to 14-1-1 with the win. • Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy boys beat Waynesville High School 2-1 in Division III Sectionals, Oct. 24. Jack McIver and Craig McGinlay scored CHCA’s goals. CHCA advances to 86-3 with the win.

This week in volleyball

Ursuline Academy beat Fairfield High School 25-12, 25-8, 25-3, in Division I Sectionals, Oct. 24.

MND field hockey falls

Mount Notre Dame’s varsity field hockey team ended its season with a tournament loss to Saint Ursula, 1-0, during the Division I District Championship finals Saturday, Oct. 31. The MND girls posted a 21 record during tournament play before being eliminated by Saint Ursula. In the first round Oct. 22, MND bested Ursuline, 2-1, to advance. MND posted a shut-out during the Division I District Championship semi-finals Oct. 29 with a win over Oakwood, 1-0. Saint Ursula advanced to the Division I State Championships with its win over MND. The Bulldogs start with a state semi-final game against Bishop Watterson at Upper Arlington High School at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. If victorious, Saint Ursula advances to the Division I State Championship finals Saturday, Nov. 7, to face the winner of Columbus Academy vs. Hathaway Brown School.

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Moeller looks to rebound in playoffs

By Mark Chalifoux

The Moeller Crusaders may have lost the battle for the GCL championship but are already focusing on winning the war. “We have to just put the St. X loss behind us and go on to the next game,” Moeller head coach John Rodenberg said. The Crusaders (9-1) are the No. 2 seed in Division I region 4 and will have a first round game with No. 7 Middletown (9-1). Moeller will be looking to rebound from a 13-10 loss to St. Xavier and the 10 points was the lowest output for the Moeller offense all season. “We moved the ball in the second half and showed we could do it. We’ll get there,” Rodenberg said. “We knew that game would come down to who made the most mistakes and we made too many mistakes in that game. The fumbled punt gave them three points, and we lost by three.” Middletown finished third in the GMC and suff e r e d only one loss all season, a 10-7 loss to Colerain. The Middies are led by the top quarterback


Moeller fans cheer after a Crusaders touchdown. in the GMC, Caleb Watkins. He leads the conference in passing with 1,447 yards and 13 touchdowns. Middletown outscored its opponents by an average of 40-9 but didn’t play as difficult a schedule as

Moeller’s. Rodenberg said St. Xavier played a good game and that he hopes to have a second go at the Bombers in the regional finals. “They are a good team, I give them a lot of credit,” he said. “Hopefully we’ll meet them again in the regional finals.” While Moeller lost to St.

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Xavier, the Crusaders would not have to face another GCL team until the regional finals. St. Xavier, if the seeds hold, would face Elder in the semifinals. Moeller, if victorious against Middletown on Saturday Nov. 7, would face the winner of the No. 3 Anderson v. No. 6 Lakota West game. The loss was tough for Moeller fans, but fans are optimistic about a playoff run. “I really think Moeller should’ve beat St. X and I definitely think they can put a playoff run together,” said Moeller fan and 2006 graduate Anthony Luciano. “There’s just something special about this team.” Some past players are simply happy to see Moeller back near the top of the city again. “The proud football tradition is a part of what makes the Moeller family so special,” said 2004 alum Mike Cronin, who played offensive line for the Crusaders. “It warms my heart to see the blue and gold near the top of the state again.”

Wyoming 50, Indian Hill 49


Moeller running back Tucker Skove (2) is wrapped up by St. Xavier defenders. Moeller faces Middletown in the first round of the Division I playoffs.

Ursuline, 25-0, advances to volleyball regionals Ursuline Academy’s volleyball team improved to a perfect 25-0 while capturing Division I sectional and district titles during opening rounds of the 2009 postseason. The Lions travel to Butler High School to face Butler in the Division I Regional Championship semi-finals Wednesday, Nov. 4. Ursuline’s game begins 30 minutes after the conclusion of

a 6 p.m. match. If victorious, Ursuline advances to play in the Division I Regional Championship finals at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Butler High School. The regional champion advances to the state semifinals. Ursuline captured its Division I district title Saturday, Oct. 31, with a win over Piqua, 3-0 (25-6, 25-

13, 25-11). The Lions claimed its sectional title Oct. 24, with a victory over Fairfield. All told, Ursuline is 3-0 during post-season play. The Lions won the regular season title in its Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League Scarlet Division at 10-0 in the conference. Mount Notre Dame finished second at 19-5 overall with a league record of 8-2.

Indian Hill’s CHL-win streak was snapped at 39 after a last-second loss to Wyoming 50-49 in the final game of the regular season. Indian Hill led 35-21 at one point and led 49-42 with less than a minute to play. Indian Hill was led by quarterback Sam Hendricks,

who ran for 269 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries. Reid Lockwood, Jeremy Dollin and Jacob Bauer also scored for Indian Hill, who finished the season at 6-4.

CHCA 14, CCD 5

The Eagles had 15 players out with the flu this week, but they used a ballcontrol offense and lockdown defense to get past CCD. Senior quarterback Alec Swartz was 19-of-31 passing for 200 yards and rushed for two second-quarter touchdowns to lead CHCA. The Eagles’ defense allowed a first-quarter field goal and yielded nothing more. An intentional CHCA safety gave CCD its fourth and fifth points of the game. CHCA, which brought its record to 7-3 (4-2), is projected to fall just short of a postseason berth. The Eagles finished third in the Miami Valley Conference.

Mason 10, Sycamore 3

Sycamore led at halftime but gave up 10 unanswered points in the second half of a 10-3 loss to Mason on Oct. 30. The Aviators picked up 221 yards of offense, led by DeCarlos Smith, who ran for 160 yards on 27 carries for the Aviators. Darius Hillary added 40 yards on three receptions. Sycamore finished the season at 2-8.

Lions soccer team falls in sectional finals An overtime loss to Turpin High School, 1-0, during the Division I Sectional Championship finals ended the season for Ursuline Academy’s girls’ soccer team. The sectional finals concluded Monday, Oct. 26, as Ursuline fell just short of advancing to the district finals. Ursuline finished at 135-1 overall including a 2-1 record during Division I post-season play. Ursuline, the No. 4 seed

in Cincinnati’s Division I sectional bracket, opened tournament play with a first-round win Oct. 19 over No. 30 Mount Healthy, 9-0. The Lions bested No. 10 Kings, 1-0, in the sectional semi-finals Oct. 21 before falling to No. 7 Turpin, 1-0. Desirae Ball led the Lions with 34 points this fall including 17 goals. Ursuline keeper Erika Wolfer led the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League across all three of its divisions with nine shut-outs.

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CHCA bows out of soccer tourney By Tony Meale

The Cincinnati Hills boys’ soccer team fell 3-1 to Reading in the Division III Sectional Final at Turpin Oct. 27. The Eagles finish the season 8-7-3 (5-2). CHCA started the year 22-3 before reeling off a fourgame winning streak against Cincinnati Christian, Cincinnati Country Day, Mariemont and Clark Montessori. The Eagles outscored those teams by a combined 10-0. CHCA, however, then hit a road bump in its schedule; the Eagles lost four straight matches to Seven Hills, Summit Country Day, Wyoming and Catholic Central – a stretch in which

they were outscored 9-1. But with a 5-0 win over league rival St. Bernard in the regular-season finale, the Eagles salvaged a thirdplace finish in Miami Valley Conference and defeated Wayneswille 2-1 in their first playoff match before losing to Reading, which entered the game 13-0-4. CHCA, which finished the year ranked No. 4 in the Enquirer Division III coaches’ poll, averaged 1.6 goals per game and yielded .89. They were led by seniors Chris Workman (GK), Joe Riefenberg (D), Nate Flint (D) and Evan Machan (F), as well as juniors Jack McIver (D), Jeremy Smith (F), Andrew Amend (M), Brian Bernet (M), Mark Hansford (F) and Brett Shackson (D). Also contributing were

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Local cross country runners advance to state at Columbus Nov. 7


Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy sophomore midfielder Peter Riewald, right, battles for the ball in a game against Bishop Fenwick on Sept. 1. CHCA won 2-0. sophomores Joe Heath (GK), Jacob Marsh (D), Peter Riewald (M), Craig McGinlay (F) and Ryan

Williams (D), as well as freshmen Edgar Sandoval (F), Alex Gambil (D) and Zach Zwarg (F).

Local high school cross country runners advancing through regionals travel to Scioto Downs in Columbus for the 2009 State Championship Saturday, Nov. 7. The state meet begins at 11:05 a.m. with a trio of girls’ races followed immediately by three boys’ races. The Regional Championship was held at Memorial Stadium in Troy Oct. 31 for all Cincinnati runners from Divisions I-III. The top four teams and top 16 individuals advanced from regionals to state.

Local state qualifiers Division I Boys

Teams: 1, St. Xavier, 48. 5, Nick Fry (Sycamore), 16:20.44).

Division I Girls

9, Samantha Siler (Sycamore), 19:31.21.

Division II Girls

2, Elizabeth Heinbach (Indian Hill), 19:04.84.

Division III Boys

8, Kyle Kistinger (Cincinnati Country Day), 17:06.71.

Division III Girls

11, Alanah Hall (Cincinnati Country Day), 20:06.03.

Indian Hill soccer continues to roll Of the 16 teams remaining in the Division II girls state soccer tournament, three of them are from the CHL. Indian Hill is one of those three after winning two straight overtime games en route to a district championship. “I’m very excited with how the season has gone,

especially the second season,” Indian Hill head coach Amy Dunlap said. The key for the Braves’ postseason success, according to Dunlap, has been experience. “We’re a young team overall so it took a little while to get them believing we can compete with and beat the best in the state,” Dunlap said. “You never know how a team will come together, but

we have a lot of new people and they have surpassed expectations.” The Braves have only three seniors on the roster, but that leadership has been critical for the newer players. Indian Hill has six freshmen on the playoff roster. “I can’t remember the last time we had that many freshmen on varsity,” she said. “The seniors have been terrific all year. They

Indian Hill’s Liz Dammeyer, left and Madeira’s Kristin Richardson battle for the ball in a game earlier this season. Indian Hill has been on a tear in the postseason.




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Dealing with our ‘terminal’ loss of memory Talking to a friend of mine today, he commented on how we are becoming a “Delete Society.” The idea intrigued me. His contention is that much – if not most – of our communication is now being done, on a daily basis, via e-mail and texting. It is very easy to delete these from our computers and thus from our lives. With every deletion, however, we risk losing important pieces of our existence that, in the past, would be kept and handed down. Allow me to elaborate. I received an E-mail from my mother-in-law stating that my wife’s uncle passed away. The cause, the date and other details were contained in that email. In the past, we would have

received a letter that would probably be kept in a box somewhere for future generations to discover. Instead, it is deleted, and subsequently Bruce Healey gone forever. For cenCommunity Press guest turies, letters been columnist have handed down that provide not only valuable genealogical information, but snapshots of life as our ancestors knew it. Today, we marvel that our ancestors could easily die from pneumonia, in a world without antibiotics. Tomorrow (I hope)

CH@TROOM Oct. 28 questions

Indian Hill has politely declined Symmes Township’s suggestion that the village help pay for improvements to the water line in Camp Dennison. Do you think Indian Hill should help pay for improvements? Why or why not? No responses.

What is the scariest movie you’ve seen? The scariest movie villain? What made them so scary?

Next questions Sycamore Community Schools have put together a five-year forecast which says it would not need an operating levy until at least 2012. Do you believe the forecast? Do you think the district has done a good job with funds generated from the last levy, in 2004? Do you plan to attend a Veterans Day event in your community? What does the day mean to you? Every week The Northeast Suburban Life asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to nesuburban@community with Chatroom in the subject line.

“Mothra/ Rodan? As a youth it terrified me and I think some others that saw it for the first time as I did in certain parts. “As I became older and saw it again it no longer frightened me at the point in time as the initial viewing.” Frightened Into A Frenzy

today’s scary movies are more about special effects and less about acting and directing. Go figure!” T.D.T.

“I can’t remember the last scariest movie I saw ... maybe ‘Poltergeist’ ... living in today’s society is scarier than I can handle.” Florence

“Stephen King’s stories always terrorize me: I am afraid of kids on Big Wheels, cornfields, fog, clowns, proms and Saint Bernards.” K.G.

“I don’t watch scary movies. The evening news is frightening enough for me.” G.G.

“… living in today’s society is scarier than I can handle.”

“I wouldn’t waste my money on today’s ‘scary,’ i.e. blood, violence, gore, sex, etc. but a long, long time ago I loved what I thought was scary was all the Frankenstein movies. What your imagination can dream up is a lot scarier.” Duke “Scariest? ‘The Exorcist’! The reverse spider walk down the steps scene makes me leave the room. At that point, what’s the use for a priest? Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ is pretty scary.” T.S. “I would have to say the scariest movie I ever saw was ‘Psycho’ directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It was a 1960 black and white “who done it” thriller. As opposed to today’s blood and guts (make you sick) movies this one really kept you on the edge of your seat. Plus seeing it in the theater added to the suspense. ‘The Exorcist’ was a close second. Most of

“The scariest movie would be ‘Poltergeist’ and the scariest villain would be Freddie Kruger. The suspense made the movie scary and Freddie’s killing methods made him a real baddie.” B.N. “I saw ‘The Birds’ and ‘Psycho’ when I was about 8. Seeing the birds pick at the women’s head is still gross; in ‘Psycho,’ the shower scene. The second would be ‘My Bloody Valentine.’ The laundromat dryer shot said it all to turn the stomach.” S.B.T. “By far – Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho.’ The suspense held me, I never knew what would happen next. There is a scene where the door flies open and Anthony Perkins comes running out with knife in hand. I was scarred for life. Let’s just say that to this day, when I am in my mom’s cellar, I keep looking around at all the doors down there expecting someone to pop out. (Now she knows why I always run up the stairs).” C.A.S.

our grandchildren may marvel that we could die of cancer. Photographs are even more subject to permanent loss. I know that I often receive photographs of events we have participated in, and they remain attached to emails that, unless I am scrupulously careful, end up getting lost or deleted. Even when we do transfer them from the e-mails, they go into a digital file. We currently have hundreds, if not thousands, of anonymous photographs on our computer hard drives. Sometimes I will take a memory stick, load it with the best photographs and have them printed, and put them in an album with captions. More often than not, however,

they sit in a digital file, awaiting the first computer meltdown to come my way, sending the pictures to sleep with the digital fishes. Our parents and grandparents would have taken fewer pictures, had them printed and selected a few to put in an album (picture development and printing used to be a fairly expensive process). Only a natural disaster such as a tornado or a fire could deprive future generations of the pleasure of seeing the lives of their grandparents and great-grandparents evolve. From this perspective, then, we are going back in time. For most people, tracing lineage or finding snippets of our ancestor’s lives before the 18th century is

almost impossible. The vast majority of people led lives of quiet desperation, and simply trying to survive was so all consuming that they had little time or inclination to think of future generations. Besides, almost none of them could read or write anyway. So, for relatively brief period, we have been blessed with photographs on paper and the written word that combine to give us an idea from whence we came. Sadly, we are reverting to a time where so much knowledge was lost between generations. The irony in this is, of course, that we are living in “the age of information.” Bruce A. Healey is a resident of Blue Ash.

Blood donations save lives According to the American Red Cross, it is estimated that someone will need a blood transfusion here in the U.S. every two seconds – whether to treat injuries from an accident or as a part of surgery or treatment for diseases such as cancer and leukemia. Although 85 percent of people will need some form of a blood product before the age of 75, less than 5 percent of those eligible donate blood. These telling statistics demonstrate the real need for blood donations, yet we frequently hear pleas in the news from our local health officials about the critically low status of our area blood supplies. If hospitals are running low on blood products, they may have to postpone certain procedures or surgeries until adequate supplies can be found. In addition, accident victims and trauma patients can go through dozens of units of blood in a short time, which can quickly exhaust a hospital’s supply of blood products. To help increase the number of people available to donate blood, bills were introduced in both the Ohio House and Senate that would allow 16-year-olds to donate blood with parental consent. Ohio law requires a person to be age 17 or older in order to donate blood. Expanding the pool of eligible blood donors to include 16-yearolds has a number of benefits. As

many blood donation drives are held at high schools, this will allow more blood to be collected at these sites. It is estimated that in State Sen. Ohio, nearly 15 Shannon percent of Jones donated blood from Community comes high schools, Press guest and the Red columnist Cross is estimating that an additional 10,000 units of blood could be collected each year with this change. If people start donating blood at a young age, they are more likely to become a repeat donor and to donate blood regularly. Research has demonstrated that allowing 16-year-olds to donate blood is medically safe, and Red Cross officials have indicated they will continue to review their policies and procedures to ensure these young individuals have a safe blood donation experience. The bills introduced in the House and Senate would only permit not-for-profit organizations such as the Red Cross to collect blood from 16-year-olds. The bills will also help encourage older individuals to donate blood. By requiring 16-year-olds to get parental consent before

donating blood, we can encourage a dialogue between children and their parents that could inspire them to also give blood. The components derived from a unit of donated blood are perishable – usually lasting only a few days or weeks – which makes replenishing supplies critical in order to ensure hospitals and medical centers have an adequate supply. With each unit of blood having the ability to save three lives, allowing 16-year-olds to donate has the ability to have a major impact on Ohio’s blood supply and the people who depend on it. More than 20 other states, including Kentucky and Pennsylvania, already permit 16-yearolds to donate blood. I am pleased to say that House Bill 67 was signed into law earlier this summer and will become effective Ohio law in October. If you are interested in donating blood, you can contact the American Red Cross at 1-800GIVELIFE or visit www.givelife. org for a listing of upcoming blood drives in your area. Donors need to be in general good health, meet height and weight requirements and bring proper identification. Contact State Sen. Shannon Jones at (614) 466-9737, via e-mail: or by mail: State Sen. Shannon Jones, 1 Capitol Square, Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Use mediation to settle dispute Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party (the mediator) helps parties negotiate a mutually acceptable settlement to their dispute. The mediator gives each party an opportunity to present his or her side of the dispute. The mediator facilitates the negotiation process but does not impose settlements, issue orders or make judgments. The Private Complaint Mediation Service is funded and administered by the Hamilton County Municipal Court. PCMS is in downtown Cincinnati at 230 E. Ninth St. near the county courthouse. A municipal court judge has the authority to refer a misdemeanor criminal case to PCMS for mediation. The focus of the case is resolution, not determining guilt or innocence. If the parties reach a settle-

ment, the criminal complaint is withdrawn. In most cases, the parties spell out the conditions of the settlement. If one of the fails to Judge Brad parties keep the terms Greenberg of the settleCommunity ment, the other may Press guest party report that columnist breach to PCMS. Then a prosecutor reviews the alleged breach and may authorize a formal criminal complaint. So far this year, 84 percent of the criminal misdemeanor cases referred were successfully mediated. If the parties are unsuccessful at mediation, the case is referred back to municipal court for resumption of the criminal prose-

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cution. Mediation has several advantages over criminal prosecution. Both parties are given the opportunity to discuss the dispute and possible settlements. Hearings are scheduled at the convenience of the complainant. Settlement frequently involves a return of property or other restitution whereas a court can only impose such penalties after a conviction. In certain cases, I will suggest mediation to the parties, but I will refer the case to PCMS only if both parties agree to participate. In my experience, mediation works best for cases between neighbors, coworkers and former friends. People who will come into contact again in the future are more likely to resolve the matter if they can negotiate a satisfactory settlement. Judge Brad Greenberg presides in Hamilton County Municipal Court.



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Kara Henderson, left, and Megan Piphus of Princeton High School have been recognized as National Achievement Scholars.

Princeton pair national scholars By Kelly McBride Reddy

Two Princeton High School seniors have a star to place on their college admissions or resumes. The pair, Megan Piphus and Kara Henderson, have been recognized as National Achievement Scholars. The program recognizes outstanding Black American high school students based on PSAT scores. Of the 1.5 million students who take the test, about 120,000 compete for the scholarship, with 3,000 included on a published list of high academic achievers. That list is sent to colleges and universities, where it’s used to help recruit and recognize students with high academic potential. “I was surprised,” Piphus said of the honor. “To be nationally recognized is pretty awesome.” Dana Zinnecker, the school’s library assistant, agreed. “This is something they’re going to carry with them, part of Princeton

Pride,” Zinnecker said. “It’s a really nice legacy.” “It was cool,” Henderson said of receiving the news through the school announcements recently. “They limit the number of students who get this to about 3,000, so the fact that I got this told me, ‘I can do it!’” Henderson plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh to study multimedia broadcasting and business. She wants to pursue a career in advertising and marketing. Piphus said she’s considering Belmont University or Vanderbilt University, where she will study either music or business. “This stands as a representation of how we can achieve in the future,” Piphus said. The young women said other students have taken note. “Kids in other grades have asked what they can do to get this recognition,” Piphus said. “I hope we can stand as an inspiration to other kids,” Henderson said.

Student delegates to the Northeast Community Challenge leadership conference pose in front of Acton Lake at Hueston Woods.


Student leaders present workshops conference The 17th annual student leadership conference presented by the Northeast Community Challenge Youth Coalition gave student delegates the opportunity to develop their leadership capacity and to hear expert speakers. The Youth Coalition consists of student body leaders from Archbishop Moeller High School, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Sycamore High School, and Ursuline Academy. Delegates were nominated by the above mentioned respective schools. At the two-day conference at Hueston Woods Conference Center and Resort, the Youth Coalition conducted five interactive workshops. Student delegates had the opportunity to develop the following skills: leadership/character development, problem solving/goal setting, group dynamics/ team building, conflict management/

emotional intelligence and how to build a school climate of respect. Student delegates also participated in communication exercises and an outdoor Leadership Challenge Course. Invited speakers included: Daniel Cummins, associate dean of students/director, University Judicial Affairs at the University of Cincinnati, who spoke on “Leadership, Ethics and Integrity.” Officer Tom Wagner of the Montgomery Police Deptartment, who delivered “Caught in the Web,” a presentation educating about the importance of Internet safety, and Dr. Loretta Novince, a developmental psychologist and consultant for the conference, who presented on the developing adolescent brain. The student delegates discussed teen issues with a panel of professionals with expertise in health and nutri-

tion, adolescent development, law enforcement, and self-defense. The panelists included Wagner, Officer Kristy Baker, Dr. Michele Gottschlich and Dr. Gene Donatell. The conference culminated in a strategic planning session, during which the students served as a focus group for the new NECC Youth Coalition “Respect” campaign, a social marketing campaign that will be targeted at today's youth and the topic of respect and social cruelty. The mission of the Youth Coalition is to promote student leadership, community service and positive youth development. The Youth Coalition is a project of NECC, funded by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy through a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Drug-free Communities Grant.

THINGS TO DO Education, enrichment

Cincinnati Family Magazine is hosting the 2009 Education and Enrichment Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Sycamore Plaza, 7800 Montgomery Road, Kenwood. It is for parents to meet one-on-one with schools, day cares, music, dance and performing arts studios plus a variety of enrichment products and services. Includes stage performances, giveaways, and promotions from exhibitors and merchants. The event is free and family friendly. Call 252-0077 or visit

Run or walk

Matthew 25: Ministries is hosting the Fighting Hunger 5K Run and Walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. The event includes door prizes and refreshments after the race. Proceeds to benefit Matthew 25:Ministries. Local 12 sports director Brad Johansen will kick-off the race. The cost is $20, $15 students. Registration is required. Call 793-6256 or visit

Antiques show

Moeller Band Boosters is hosting the Moeller High School Antique Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Moeller High School, 9001 Montgomery Road, Kenwood. The event features more than 100 dealers. Concessions are available. Proceeds to benefit the Moeller

High School Band. Admission is $4. Call 791-1680.

Play with your lunch

Rising Phoenix Theatre Company is hosting “Play With Your Lunch” at noon Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave.. Wyoming. The event features plays by Thornton Wilder, James Thurber, Frank Gilroy and Fred Stroppel read and performed by local professional actors. It includes a box lunch. The cost is $22 and reservations are required by Nov. 9, available online. The play will run through Nov. 15. Call 2579805 or visit

Glamour, glitz, girls

Vein Solutions is hosting Glamour, Glitz and Girlfriends from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Kenwood Country Club, 6501 Kenwood Road, Madeira. The event includes the latest fashion styles and beauty tips. It also includes appetizers, desserts and cocktails. Celebrity jewelry designers and information on how to make your legs look and feel great. Receive a free gift bag and info on heart and stroke. Proceeds to benefit the American Heart Association. It is open to ages 21 and up. The cost is $35 and reservations are recommended. Call 842-8863.

Northeast Community Challenge’s Youth Coalition presented the leadership conference.


Lake Isabella stocks yellow perch Anglers won’t have to travel all the way to Lake Erie in search of yellow perch. For the first time, Lake Isabella is stocking this popular pan fish. Yellow perch average eight to 12 inches long and can be caught on wax worms, minnows and small lures. Many anglers enjoy catching perch because they not only provide great sport but they are considered one of the finest eating freshwater fish. Anglers are limited to six yellow

perch per visit. Rainbow trout will also be stocked at Lake Isabella every Friday through Nov. 13. Lake Isabella is a 28-acre lake with an outdoor fishing pier and full-service boathouse. Fishing is from the bank or by rental boat. Children 12 and under and Golden Buckeye Card holders may fish free daily. Those ages 13 to 59 may purchase a daily fishing ticket for $9.50.

Lake Isabella is at 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road in Symmes Township. Hours of operation through Nov. 15: weekdays 8 a.m. to noon; weekends 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. A valid Hamilton County Park District motor vehicle permit ($5 annual; $2 daily) is required to enter the parks. For additional information, visit or call the Lake Isabella Boathouse at 791-1663.

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Business Networking, 8 a.m.-9 a.m. Loveland Chamber of Commerce, 442 W. Loveland Ave. For current and future members. Free. Presented by Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. Through Dec. 17. 683-1544; Loveland.


Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road. Blood pressure, weight, foot and spinal screenings. Walk-ins welcome. Free. Appointment requested. 7840084; Silverton.


The Rusty Griswolds, 9:30 p.m. Bar SeventyOne, 8850 Governors Hill Drive. Ages 21 and up. $10. 774-9697. Symmes Township.


Nick Thune, 8 p.m. $12. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 984-9288. Montgomery.


Exercise Aches and Pains, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Learn to deal with normal aches and pains that occur when exercising regularly. $20. Registration required. 9856712; Montgomery.


Bone Voyage Band, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road. 791-4424. Blue Ash.


Nick Thune, 8 p.m. $8, $4 college students and military. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. 984-9288. Montgomery.


All Shook Up, 7 p.m. Ursuline Academy, 5535 Pfeiffer Road, Besl Theatre. Elvis jukebox musical comedy. Story of small-town girl who dreams of hitting road and guitar-playing roustabout who shakes things up. $10. Tickets required. Presented by Ursuline Academy Stage Company. Through Nov. 8. 791-5791, ext. 1802; Blue Ash.


Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.noon, Lake Isabella, 10174 LovelandMadeira Road. Full-service boathouse with rowboat rentals. Open fishing year-round in 28-acre lake with outdoor fishing pier from dusk to dawn. $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Symmes Township. F R I D A Y, N O V. 6


Natural Selections, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall. Free. 7455600; Blue Ash.


Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, $20 TVs over 60 pounds, $10 TVs under 60 pounds, free for other items. 946-7766. Blue Ash.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 574-1849. Indian Hill.


Casual Wine Tasting, 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Includes music. $5. 697-9705;; Loveland.


All Shook Up, 7:30 p.m. Ursuline Academy, $10. Tickets required. 791-5791, ext. 1802; Blue Ash.


Miss Saigon, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 Second St. Musical about the fall of Saigon during Vietnam War. Contains adult language and situations. $19, $16 seniors and students. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. Through Nov. 21. 697-6769. Loveland.


Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.noon. Lake stocked with yellow perch. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 7


Crafty Kids’ Camp and Mom, 2 p.m.4:30 p.m. Stamp Your Art Out, 9685 Kenwood Road. Children and their moms create a Thanksgiving/fall candle and centerpiece while learning new crafting skills. Ages 8 and up. Family friendly. $25 for child and mom (includes all supplies). Registration required. 793-4558. Blue Ash.


Loveland High Arts & Crafts Expo, 10 a.m.4 p.m. Loveland High School, 1 Tiger Trail. More than 200 crafters. Handmade arts and crafts. Concessions available. Presented by Loveland Athletic Boosters. 476-5187; m. Loveland. Kinderklaus Markt, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Loveland, 10681 Loveland Madeira Road. More than 5,000 craft items, baked goods, holiday decorations and more. Benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. $5, free ages 65 and up and ages 12 and under. Presented by Kindervelt of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. 683-2614. Loveland. Fall Craft Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road. Some 50 crafters and vendors. Pumpkins available on front lawn. Free. Presented by Children’s Council Ministries. 7913142; Montgomery.

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2009 Education and Enrichment Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sycamore Plaza, 7800 Montgomery Road. For parents to meet one-onone with schools, day cares, music, dance and performing arts studios plus a variety of enrichment products and services. Includes stage performances, giveaways. Family friendly. Free. 252-0077; Kenwood.


Linton Peanut Butter and Jam Sessions, 10 a.m.-10:35 a.m. Dancing Day. Bach, Vivaldi and Irish jigs. Dance along with cello, piano, flute and Irish penny whistle. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road. Educational and interactive. Ages 2-6. Family friendly. $12 for four tickets; $4. 381-6868. Kenwood.


All Shook Up, 7:30 p.m. Ursuline Academy, $10. Tickets required. 791-5791, ext. 1802; Blue Ash.


Miss Saigon, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $19, $16 seniors and students. 697-6769. Loveland.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive. Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. $3. Through Dec. 27. 683-5692; Loveland.


Fighting Hunger 5K Run and Walk, 8:30 a.m. Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road. Door prizes and refreshments after the race. Benefits Matthew 25: Ministries. $20, $15 students. Registration required. 793-6256; Blue Ash. Hang at the J, 6:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Indoor waterpark, games, dinner, movie and snack. Wear gym shoes and socks and bring swimsuit and towel. $27, $20 siblings. Registration required. 761-7500. Amberley Village.


Moeller Band Boosters is hosting the Moeller High School Antique Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Moeller High School, 9001 Montgomery Road, Kenwood. The event features more than 100 dealers. Concessions are available. Proceeds to benefit the Moeller High School Band. Admission is $4. Call 791-1680. M O N D A Y, N O V. 9

ART EXHIBITS Natural Selections, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall. Free. 7455600; Blue Ash. CIVIC

Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, $20 TVs over 60 pounds, $10 TVs under 60 pounds, free for other items. 946-7766. Blue Ash.


Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road. Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. 351-5005. Kenwood.


GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 E. Enyart St., Community Room. For people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death. Features practical suggestions and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, grief experts and others who have experienced the holidays after their loved one’s death. Childcare available. Includes book. Free. Registration required. Presented by Montgomery Community Church. 587-2437. Symmes Township. S U N D A Y, N O V. 8


Moeller High School Antique Show, noon-4 p.m. Moeller High School, $4. 791-1680. Kenwood.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill.


Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.noon, Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township.

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Tri State County Animal Response Team Meeting and Training, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Cat Handling Skills in Temporary Shelter Facility. Best Friends Pet Care, 11216 Gideon Lane. Volunteer meeting and disaster preparedness training for animal rescue. Free. Presented by Tri State County Animal Response Team. 702-8373; Sycamore Township. Southwest Ohio Crochet Guild Monthly Meeting, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Beaded snowflakes. Community of Christ Church, 623 Paxton Ave. Promoting heart and soul of crochet for crocheters of all skill levels. $20 annual membership. Presented by Southwest Ohio Crochet Guild. 683-1670; Loveland.


Weight Loss Booster, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Learn to plan healthy meals, jump-start your metabolism and pinpoint and change behaviors that lead to overeating and weight gain. $125. Registration required. 985-6732; Montgomery.

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HOLIDAY - VETERANS DAY Veterans Day Ceremony, 10:30 a.m. Blue Ash Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park, Corner of Hunt and Cooper roads. Paul Brondhaver, keynote speaker. Ohio Military Band performs and students from E.H. Green Intermediate School place wreaths and present written works in honor of holiday. Luncheon follows ceremony at Blue Ash Recreation Center with entertainment by Ohio Military Band. $4 luncheon. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-8510. Blue Ash. SHOPPING

Glamour, Glitz and Girlfriends, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Kenwood Country Club, 6501 Kenwood Road. Latest fashion styles and beauty tips. Includes appetizers, desserts and cocktails. Celebrity jewelry designers and information on how to make your legs look and feel great. Free gift bag and info on heart and stroke. Benefits American Heart Association. Ages 21 and up. $35. Reservations recommended. Presented by Vein Solutions. 8428863. Madeira.


All Shook Up, 2:30 p.m. Ursuline Academy, $10. Tickets required. 791-5791, ext. 1802; Blue Ash.


Miss Saigon, 3 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $19, $16 seniors and students. 697-6769. Loveland.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, $3. 6835692; Loveland. Lake Isabella Fishing Boathouse, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Lake Isabella, $9.50 for 12-hour permit, free ages 12 and under and ages 60 and up; vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Symmes Township. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting-call ahead. Loveland Castle, $3. 6834686; Symmes Township.


Steely Dan’s Rent Party Tour comes to the Taft Theatre at 7:30 p.m. for two nights, Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 10-11. On the first night, the duo will perform the complete live version of “Aja,” and on the second night, “The Royal Scam.” For tickets, call 877-598-8703 or visit


Pastor’s Prayer Time, 9 a.m.-9:25 a.m. Living Word Fellowship, 9781 Fields Ertel Road. Steve and Tara Peele, senior pastors. Presented by Equipping Ministries International. 677-8500. Loveland.


The Bank of Kentucky Center hosts the Royal Hanneford Circus from Friday, Nov. 6, through Sunday, Nov. 8. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday; and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8.50-$38. Visit


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November 4, 2009

The longing that never goes away We fear, as Francis Thompson feared as he ran from God, “Lest having thee, I might have naught else besides.” We also fear publicly admitting our need for God because of the secular implications that say only the mentally deficient believe in a God. In response to this fear of spirituality, James W. Jones, professor of religion at Rutgers University, says, “The struggle to find meaning by connecting with a universal, cosmic, moral and sacred reality represents not a failure of nerve, the onset of premature senility, or a lapse into neurosis, but is rather a natural part of the unhindered development process. The denial of this quest for the transcendent debilitates and impoverishes our life.” Got that? This doctor of

fulfillment … once we have caught in them a whiff of the future, we remain restless and urgent, seeking and searching beyond all experiences of fulfillment …” St. Augustine told us the same centuries ago, “You have made us for yourself, O God, and our hearts are ever restless until they rest in you.” Admit it or not, there is a spiritual component of our nature. It is a longing for the transcendent, for God. For a creature, total fulfillment will only be found permanently with its Creator. Strange, but many of us fear our spiritual longing. Why fear it? One reason is because we think it will cost us too much of our humanness and the enjoyment of this life. Paradoxically, it will increase it.

The experience of longing is familiar to everyone. Throughout a lifetime we long for myriads of things – a special toy, a friend, popularity, a lover, more money, better sex, a promotion, health and so it goes. Yet no matter what we acquire or achieve the ache of longing is never completely erased. Eventually there’s something or someone else we think we need in order to be happy. Longing is a sign of our incompleteness. We never reach a prolonged time when we hold something in our hands and say, “This is all I ever wanted and all I will ever need.” One of last century’s most prominent Protestant theologians, Jurgen Moltmann, wrote: “Once awakened by specific promises that stretch further than any

psychology at a prestigious university is telling us it’s quite normal to realize you long for God. You’re not neurotic or senile for doing so, you’re not weird; in fact you’re being true to your nature. It makes your life worse by not doing so. Spirituality is not optional. Certainly we need material possessions to live, and enjoyment to thrive, but we need a spiritual dimension to live fully. It enables us to find purpose and meaning and connects us our source and destiny. It fills out our picture. The fact that longing constantly nips at our heels

proves it’s not optional. It’s crucial for general health. “Among all my patients in the second half of life, that is to say over 35, there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life,” wrote Carl Jung. Our consumer society tries to contradict that Jungian idea. It says our longing is exclusively for this world and this world can completely satisfy. Ridiculous! A society that tells its people they should live a certain way, if that way is fundamentally in opposition to what people


are by nature, produces what Nietz s c h e termed the “sick animal.” There is Father Lou a longing Guntzelman down deep where the Perspectives sparks of our humanity smolder. Though we enjoy this wonderful world, our longing wants to call us ever onward and up where we belong. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him atcolumns@ or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.


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Chilly weather outside means chili inside Plus, Rita’s grandson ‘fishes’ for birthday dinner

I had to laugh when grandson Jack requested tilapia from Keegan’s Seafood for his fourth birthday’s dinner. It’s a small shop in Mount Washington owned by Tom Keegan. K e e Rita gan’s a Heikenfeld w a l k i n g encyclopeRita’s kitchen dia for seafood and loves showing the kids all the different varieties to make them more aware about eating healthy. The reason I laughed is when we were growing up, the only seafood we ate was frozen whiting, fried, and fresh bass caught by my Mom and brother, Charlie. I didn’t even know what

tilapia was until I was in my 30s. We need to support independent folks like Tom. So if you have a favorite independent deli/grocer, etc. let me know and I’ll feature them and a signature recipe in an upcoming column. I want to hear from readers across the board: north, south, east and west!

Herb crusted halibut

Any nice white fish will do. When I teach seafood classes, this is a student favorite. Four servings halibut, skinless, 6 to 8 oz. each 1 ⁄2 cup approx. Dijon mustard Salt and pepper 1 ⁄2 cup basil, finely chopped 1 ⁄4 cup each: cilantro, mint, parsley, chives and dill, finely chopped Butter Pat fish dry. Season both sides of fish with salt and pepper and lightly brush both sides with mustard. Combine herbs and place in shallow dish. Press both sides of fish into herb mix-

ture, coating evenly. In a nonstick pan, melt about 2 tablespoons butter and turn heat to medium. Add fish. Cook several minutes on each side, until done. Tips from Rita’s kitchen: Don’t overcook fish. When it flakes easily, it’s done. Seafood 101: Watch my cable TV show with Tom on Union Township TV (Warner 8 and 15) to learn all you need to know about seafood.

Melissa’s Schaiper’s easy chicken chili

There’s a good amount of interest in the chicken chili Good Samaritan serves in their cafeteria. Friend, great cook and Good Sam’s cath lab queen (my given title) Kay Hitzler found out it’s a purchased product.

Kay’s group in the catheter lab held a tailgating lunch and Melissa Schaiper, a colleague of Kay’s, brought a crockpot chicken chili that was a huge hit. Kay said Melissa’s chili is a bit spicier than Good Sam’s. So I would say use a mild salsa. and at

Rita’s lower fat Fiddle Faddle clone

I developed this for the book “Sports Nutrition for Idiots.” Flaxseed is optional and the store-bought version doesn’t contain this. 4 cups popped corn 1 tablespoon flaxseed 1 cup caramel ice cream topping, heated in microwave

Spray crockpot. Add:

1 pound chicken breast 4 cups canned Great Northern beans 12 oz. salsa 1 teaspoon each: cumin and garlic Cook six hours on low. An hour before serving, stir in 4 ounces of pepper jack cheese. Serve with 4 more ounces of cheese. Tips from Rita’s kitchen: If you want, stir in more cumin and garlic after six hours. More chili recipes: In my online column at www.

Mix popcorn and flax. Pour topping over, stirring to coat as well as you can. Pour onto sprayed cookie sheet. Bake in preheated 250degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Makes 4 cups.

Rooting out recipes

Fern’s chili. For Pam Timme. “It was in the Enquirer long ago and I’ve lost it.” I’m wondering if it’s Fern Storer’s recipe. She was the Post food editor for years and a wonderful cook. Red Lobster’s sun-

dried tomato salad dressing. For Dwight. He had no luck calling the company. (They don’t serve it anymore). He also went online, researched recipe books, etc. Mio’s creamy garlic dressing. Spoke with Chris Forbes, owner of the Milford Mio’s. “Can’t divulge it. There’s garlic, sour cream, milk, pepper and sugar in it.” When I asked if there was any vinegar, lemon juice, etc., he said no. If anyone has a creamy garlic recipe similar, please share. Bravo’s strawberry lasagna for Betty Hawley. I’m giving up on this Augusta, Ky., restaurant’s dessert. I’ve made several calls to the owner, who at first thought she might share, but she hasn’t returned my calls. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Blue Ash to collect food, winter coats The city of Blue Ash will approaching, food items such as stuffagain serve as a ing, canned location during All food donations vegetables, this holiday will be placed locally. and canned season where cranberry you can make donations for local food and sauce are particularly in need. coat drives. All food donations will The city of Blue Ash’s annual food drive will take be placed locally. The city is also assisting place through Nov. 13, with four barrels to be placed in with the 5 Cares Coat Drive 2009 by collecting new or two city facility locations: • Two will be placed at gently used coats to be disthe Municipal & Safety Cen- tributed to local people in ter, 4343 Cooper Road, Blue need. Barrels for the coat drive Ash 45242 (accessible 24 will be placed at the North hours) • Two will be placed at Fire Station, 10647 Kenthe recreation center, 4433 wood Road, through Dec. 4. Questions about the food Cooper Road, Blue Ash 45242 (accessible during drive can be directed to rec center building hours – Dawn Bates in the Tax Office call 745-8550 for current at 745-8564, and questions about the coat drive can be hours). The public can donate directed to Gayla Showalter any non-perishable food at the North Fire Station at items. With the holidays 745-8533.

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International retailer H&M will open it’s Kenwood Towne Center store at 7875 Montgomery Road noon Thursday, Nov. 5. The store will offer affordable fashion-forward style options, including women’s, men’s and chil-

dren’s clothing as well as lingerie and accessories. In celebration of opening day, H&M will offer the first 200 shoppers in line an H&M T-shirt and an Access to Fashion Pass, a shopping card valued from $10 to $250. H&M hours will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call the store at 791-1178.

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Dr. Peter McKenna is flanked by nurses Laura Johnson (left) and Beth Jacob during the luncheon. McKenna and VeinSolutions co-sponsored the event.

The Kindervelt No. 50 fashion show and luncheon filled the Kenwood Country Club in support of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. More than 250 local residents attended the event.

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Kindervelt No. 50, a group of Indian Hill women, recently conducted its annual luncheon and fashion show at Kenwood Country Club. The event featured local vendors, a silent auction, a raffle and a fashion show featuring group members and others showing off new items from various local shops. Lynette Wilder, publicity chair for the fashion show, said all the proceeds from the luncheon will go toward Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Division of Asthma Research. Wilder said last year’s fashion show brought in about $51,000, and the approximately 70 community groups combined raised $450,000 for the hospital. “I thought it was wonderful. I was very excited to see people come out and support Cincinnati Children’s Hospital,” said Sia Ruppert, a past president of the group and current citywide board member.


More than 250 people packed the Kenwood Country Club to watch the fashion show. Proceeds benefited Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Kindervelt No. 50 member Gina Berry flashes a smile as she walks the runway during the fashion show.

Chelsey Bieser strikes a pose on the catwalk during the Kindervelt No. 50 fashion show and luncheon.

Flora Schwartz (left) of Cincy Designer Shoes, shows Symmes Township resident Marisela Amaya some of the shoes on display prior to the luncheon.

Indian Hill residents Elizabeth Bieser (left), Sheila Miller (center, event chair) and Hyde Park resident Chelsey Bieser enjoy mingling with the crowd before the fashion show begins.

Indian Hill residents Jane Wildman (left) and Paula Ott socialize with friends prior to the fashion show.

Kindervelt No. 50 member Sheila Miller gets playful with the audience while posing on the runway.

Kindervelt No. 50 member Sue Streit models an outfit during the fashion show.

Shelley Poffenberger is all smiles before making her way down the runway as part of the annual fashion show for Kindervelt No. 50.

Susan Wright and Shelley Poffenberger strike a pose together on the runway during the fashion show.

Tamora More smiles as she struts down the runway near the conclusion of the fashion show, which benefited Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.


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Church of the Saviour United Methodist

The Fall Craft/Vendor Show is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. It is free. Mission Maniacs (children kindergarten-sixth grades) will meet from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Memory candles will be made for families that have lost loved ones during the year. Kids Morning Out is from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday through Thursday. It is open to children 6 months-kindergarten. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families of two or more. Haiti Mission Trip 2010 sign-ups are being taken for an adult mission trip to Haiti in February. Call the church office for details. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 791-3142;

Goldstein Family Learning Academy

The Goldstein Family Learning Academy will unveil its fall JLI course, “SoulQuest: The Journey Through Life, Death, and Beyond.” The twin mysteries of life and death have fascinated philosophers and laymen alike since the dawn of time. “This course addresses the most commonly asked questions about the soul’s journey,” said Rabbi Yisrael Rice, the course author. “And then some not-socommon questions that many people have never even thought of.” Participants will find comfort in understanding the soul’s journey. Lessons will examine a range of classic Jewish sources, drawing extensively from the Talmud and Kabbalah. This new course will be

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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: Teasha Fowler, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. offered at Chabad Jewish Center for either six Thursday mornings or Monday evenings. Morning classes begin: 9:30-11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, and evening classes begin: 7:30-9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9. The course costs $70, and there is a 10 percent Discount for Couples. A 50 percent discount is being offered when you sign up with a new student, which includes a student textbook. “We are so sure that you will enjoy it” said Rabbi Yisroel Mangel, “that we invite anyone interested to attend the first lesson free, with no obligation.” For further information or reservations Chabad Jewish Center 793-5200 or at or visit for up-todate information about SoulQuest.

Hartzell United Methodist

The Sauerkraut Dinner and Auction will be held Saturday, Nov. 7. The cost is $10 per person. Reservations are needed by Sunday, Nov. 1. For reservations, call 891-8527. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

Surviving the Holidays” seminar from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, in the Community Room of the Symmes Township Library (11850 Enyart Road). It is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death. Space is limited to the first 50 adults; pre-registration is required. There is no charge for this event. Topics to be discussed include “Why the Holidays Are Tough,” “What to Expect,” “How to Prepare,” “How to Manage Relationships and Holiday Socials” and “Using the Holidays to Help You Heal.” Those who attend will receive a free book with over 30 daily readings providing additional insights and ideas on holiday survival. Child care through sixth grade will be provided during the event at the church. Pre-registration for child care is required. To pre-register, call Mendy Maserang at 587-2437 or e-mail The church is hosting “DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Community Room of the Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road. It is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a separation or divorce. Space is limited to the first 50 adults; pre-registration is required. There is no charge for this event. Topics to be discussed include “Why the Holidays Are Tough,” “What Emotions to Expect,” “How to Plan and Prepare,” “How to Handle Uncomfortable Situations” and “Using the Holidays to Help You Heal.” Those who attend will receive a free book with more than 30 daily readings providing additional insights and ideas on holiday survival. Child care through sixth grade will be provided during the event starting at 10:30 a.m. at Montgomery

New Church of Montgomery

The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Divine Providence Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The church is located at 9035 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 4899572.

Northern Hills Synagogue

Northern Hills Synagogue-Congregation B’nai Avraham is hosting its annual rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. Jewelry, electronics, collectables, clothing, toys, and more will be available. At 1 p.m., the bag sale will begin, when an entire bag of merchandise can be purchased for $5. The synagogue is at 5714 Fields Ertel Road, Deerfield Township; 9316038;

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Mason United Methodist Church

The church is hosting “GriefShare:

the lives of young Israelis and young Germans. The film touches on a wide range of themes including the lingering effects of Nazism and the Holocaust. The soundtrack features contemporary offerings from a number of artists, including Bruce Springsteen. Following each movie, discussion leaders will engage audiences in an optional dialogue about the themes and questions raised by each movie. Light refreshments and the awarding of raffle prizes, as well as social time will conclude the evening. Movie night costs $6 per person, including the films and refreshments. Contact 489-3399 or 984-3303 for further information.



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Three synagogues collaborate on movie night Three local Jewish congregations, Ohav Shalom, B’Nai Tzedek and Beit Chaverim, will sponsor a movie night Saturday, Nov. 14. The event will take place at Ohav Shalom, 8100 Cornell Road in Sycamore Township, and will start at 6:30 p.m. with a Havdalah service. Following the service, attendees will be able to choose from two movies: “Arranged,” or “Walk on Water.” “Arranged” is the story of Rachel, an Orthodox Jew, and Nosira, a Muslim of Syrian origin. Both are young teachers at a public school in Brooklyn and both are going through the process of getting “arranged” marriages. The film, which has won numerous awards, touches on a wide variety of themes including traditional values vs. contemporary values and Jewish-Muslim relations. The second movie choice, “Walk on Water,” is an action flick, which follows Israeli characters, including a Mossad assassin, to Berlin, as an assignment forces them to confront the role of the past in

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Legacies party kicks off fine jewelry event The “Hope Glitters” Gala Preview Party is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 at Legacies in Hyde Park. Legacies is an upscale home furnishings resale shop in Hyde Park Plaza that supports the free cancer support programs at The Wellness Community. The community is invited to attend the preview party, free of charge. The gala kicks off “Hope Glitters,” the sixth annual Fine Jewelry Event, which will run Nov. 12-22. It also celebrates the store’s 15th anniversary and its recent move next door in Hyde

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Park Plaza to a bigger space. The party is hosted by honorary chairs and event co-founders April Davidow, Dianne Bohmer McGoron, and Moe Rouse. “Now that we’re in our beautiful new space, guests at this year’s party will really have room to mingle and browse more comfortably,” said store manager Susan Clayton. “We opened the expanded store Sept. 1 and we’re essentially in the same place, but with double the space. “We are proud to have been a major funding source for The Wellness Communi-


Legacies Board of Directors chair Pat Fettig (center, of Montgomery) showcases an earring display with two of the three honorary event chairs and co-founders April Davidow (left, of downtown) and Dianne Bohmer McGoron (right, of Sycamore Township). Moe Rouse is not pictured. ty’s free cancer support programs for 15 years now, and we’re excited to be able to offer our customers more treasures than ever at the same great value.” The annual jewelry event has become a favorite

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families with young children can enjoy a benefit concert for the JCC Early Childhood School. This concert includes “breakfast for dinner” at 6 p.m. with Rabbi Joe Black, author of the children’s book, “Boker Tov! Good Morning!” Admission includes entertainment and dinner, and children under age 2 are free. Tickets must be bought by no later than Nov. 6. Proceeds from the Nov. 11 concert benefit the JCC Early Childhood School, a preschool that accommodates working parents and parents-on-the-go, with full-day and half-day programs for children btween 6 weeks old and up to 5 years of age. The school has two locations, one at the Mayerson JCC in Amberley Village, and the other in Mason at Cedar Village. People can also support the JCC Early Childhood School by buying items from the Barnes & Noble in

Kenwood Nov. 12-15. A percentage of these sales will be donated to the school when a JCC/Barnes & Noble voucher is presented at the time of purchase. The voucher is free and can be picked up at the JCC or found on their Web site, Men and women of all ages will learn new methods of communicating with the opposite sex at the JCC on Thursday, Nov. 12 with Dr. Karen Gail Lewis, author of the book, “Why Don’t you Understand? – A Gender Relationship Dictionary.” Advance tickets for any of the “Authors Out Loud” JCC speaker series should be purchased by Friday, Nov. 6. Single ticket prices range from $5 to $15. Osher’s session Monday, Nov. 9, is free. After Nov. 6, any remaining tickets for the other evenings will be sold at a higher price. Call the JCC, 761-7500, visit, or email


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Amy Roy of Montgomery has her artwork “The Adoptive Parent” accepted into ViewPoint 2009, a national juried art competition sponsored by the Cincinnati Art Club. This marks the 41st year for this annual competition, which comprises 70 works by national artists in various media. ViewPoint 2009 will hold an opening reception for the public from 6 p.m. to

8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at the Cincinnati Art Club, 1021 Parkside Place, with an awards ceremony at 7 p.m. The exhibition will continue from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 22. ViewPoint 2009 exhibition juror is John Michael Carter, a nationally known artist from Louisville. For more information about Carter, visit www.

ITS Jaguar chip delivers improved accuracy The fourth annual “Fighting Hunger” 5K Run and Walk Nov. 7 benefits Matthew 25: Ministries and its mission to alleviate hunger this holiday season. The race kicks off Matthew 25’s annual “Fighting Hunger” food drive (Nov. 7-13), which benefits food pantries and shelters in the Greater Cincinnati area. Lack of food is a critical local and global issue this year. 129,000 children in Ohio go hungry every day (Children’s Hunger Alliance). New to the Fighting Hunger 5K this year is chip timing. GHG Timing LLC, a Cincinnati-based company, will be at the Fighting Hunger 5K this year offering chip timing from the ITS Jaguar system. “The chip will be attached to the race bibs of all runners and is a great option for participants who want to accurately capture their net race time,” noted Kelly Weissmann, Fighting Hunger 5K Race director. The ITS Jaguar chip requires no battery, is lighter than a feather and has a built in microprocessor that ensures maximum reads even during challeng-

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God comes to Cincinnati Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative continues its 2009-2010 New Voices Season of Staged Readings with “God Comes to Cincinnati,” written by Darryl Dick of Montgomery and directed by Cynthia Emmer of Loveland. The staged reading is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Aronoff Center for the Arts, Fifth Third Bank Theater, corner of Main and Seventh streets. A female newspaper reporter encounters a man on Fountain Square who claims to be God. He offers her a one-on-one interview

with permission to ask any question she desires. But ... is this man really God?. Emmer has directed plays in the Greater Cincinnati area for the last 30 years. She has served as a director and President for Pegasus Players. She is the former President of the Association of Community Theaters. Tickets are only $7 ($4 students). Reservations may be made in advance at Aronoff Center Box Office, or by calling 621-2787 at normal work hour, or online at



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Salvation Army Charity Doll Auction volunteers are: Eddy Wilson of Sycamore Township, Judy Crawford of Miami Township, Joan Finan of Evendale, Susie Siemers of Anderson Township and Marian Wingerter of Evendale.



Salvation Army Charity Doll Auction volunteers are, from left: seated, Lois Korengal of Madeira and Billie Yeomans of Sycamore Township; standing, Carol Kassem of Norwood, Eleanor McCombe of Montgomery, Jean Cochran of Madeira, Eileen Niehaus of Madeira, Dottie Borcherding of Madeira and Pat Pyles of Hyde Park.

Kenwood Baptist Church to host charity doll auction ets for Playhouse in the Park’s “A Christmas Carol” as well as figurines of Scrooge and Bob Cratchit carrying Tiny Tim, various dates and times available Dec. 3 through Dec. 11. Third, for a donation of $5 to the Salvation Army visitors could take home a beautiful queen sized hand made quilt as seen being held by auxiliary members. The event begins at 11 a.m. at Kenwood Baptist Church, 8341 Kenwood Road, just north of the Kenwood mall, opening with a group of prize-winning dolls from the Auxiliary’s doll dressing program. A short program follows in which the award winning doll dressers receive their ribbons. The live auction, beginning at 12:15 p.m. and conducted by Patrick Wilson of Indian Hill, concludes the program. Proceeds from the auction will be used to purchase new dolls and quality children’s books for next year’s event. Enjoy an afternoon of tea, sweets and music and an opportunity to view and purchase a variety of won-


About service news

Brian W. Silverman has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year. The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $50,000 toward a college education. After completion of basic military training, soldiers receive advanced individual training in their career job specialty prior to being assigned to their first permanent duty station. The recruit qualifies for a $6,000 enlistment bonus. Silverman, a 2008 graduate of Sycamore High School, will report to Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., for basic training in January. He is the son of Sharon and Steve Silverman.

Washburn raduates ROTC

Rachel C. Washburn graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as “Operation Warrior Forge,” at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. The 32 days of training provide the best possible professional training and

LEGAL NOTICE OF SYMMES TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES Notice is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of Symmes Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, has changed its regular meeting date in November. The Board will meet on Novem ber 10, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Administration Building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road. John C. Borchers Fiscal Officer, Symmes Township 874979/1001510675

Mail announcements and photos to: The Community Press, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140 Send a S.A.S.E. for photo return. E-mail nesuburban@communitypress. com with “In the service” in the subject line, or fax items to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. evaluation for all cadets in the aspects of military life, administration and logistical support. Although continued military training and leadership development is included in the curriculum, the primary focus of the course is to develop and evaluate each cadet’s officer potential as a leader by exercising the cadet’s intelligence, common sense, ingenuity and physical stamina. The cadet command assesses each cadet’s performance and progress in officer traits, qualities and professionalism while attending the course. Cadets in their junior and senior year of college must complete the leadership development course. Upon successful completion of the course, the ROTC program, and graduation from college, cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army, National Guard, or Reserve. Washburn is a 2006 graduate of Sycamore High School. She is a student at Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa.

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A new location welcomes The Salvation Army Toy Shop Auxiliary 53nd annual charity doll auction Tuesday, Nov. 10. More than 40 beautiful collectible dolls will be auctioned off this year. The auction dolls are one of a kind, all hand dressed. Some are adorned with lovely accessories mostly hand-made by the dresser. There will be 700 dolls on display dressed by Greater Cincinnati area volunteers. The dolls constitute part of the thousands of toys the Salvation Army distributes to needy children prior to Christmas. The Toy Shop will also distribute 6,000 quality new books to children, which have been personally selected by Auxiliary member and book project chairperson Audrey Dick of Western Hills. There are three special projects this year. First, 25 handmade quilt packages which include two doll outfits, booties and a handmade quilt all made to fit an American Doll sized doll, each priced $35 per package. Second, two sets of tick-

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November 4, 2009


BIRTHS | DEATHS | POLICE | Editor Dick Maloney | | 248-7134


Frank A. Carey

Frank A. Carey, 77, of Blue Ash died Oct. 28. Survived by wife fo 54 years, Marge (nee Wilpolt) Carey; children Jeffrey Carey and Jen Carey (Steve) Gluck; grandchildren Alex and Ryan Gluck; brothers-and-sisters-in-law Glenn Wilpolt, Carol Solie, Jean Carey and Helen Rakel and many nieces and nephews. Visitation was Nov. 2, followed by funeral mass at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 177 Siebenthaler Ave., Reading. Memorials to: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 177 Siebenthaler Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45215; or Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45263-3597.

Richard A. Pandorf

Richard A. Pandorf, 87, of Montgomery died Oct. 25. Survived by wife, Dorothy (nee Diers) Pandorf; grandchild, Jaime Lynn Johnson; also survived by nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by daughter, Diane Johnson Gustin; and brothers, Charles O. and Frank W. Pandorf. Services were Oct. 30 at MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home.

Albert Strasser

Albert E. Strasser, 85, of Sycamore Township died Oct. 23. He was an attorney. Survived by children Sharon (P. Wilson) Boswell, David (Denise Nordloh), James (Karen Earle) Strasser; grandchildren Laine, Luke Boswell, Lee, Will, Anna Strasser. Preceded in death by wife Betty Ann Strasser; father, Dr. Emil M. Strasser and mother, Anna (Pogue) Strasser. Services were Oct. 28 at the Norman Chapel, Spring Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home. Memorials to the University of Cincinnati Foundation.






Michelle D. Beckner, 36, petty theft at 8706 Tudor Court, Oct. 23.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging/endangering A man said someone damaged a Chevrolet Cavalier, value $10,000 at 4326 Villa Drive, Oct. 20.

General information

At 9595 West Ave., Oct. 21.

Petty theft

Someone took seven stainless outdoor ashtrays, value $350, from Silverman and Co. CPA at 9545 Kenwood Road apartment 401, Oct. 6.

amp/subwoofer, value $800, and a Garmin GPS, value $200 at 5961 Donjoy Drive, Oct. 20. A man said someone took $3,000 at 9636 Monroe Ave., Oct. 21.

Theft, forgery

Someone stole and forged LCNB checks for $550.82 at 9324 Blue Ash Road, Oct. 20. A woman said someone took four North Side Bank checks, for $180, $165, $185 and $200 at 9462 Blue Ash Road, Oct. 16.



Petty theft, petty theft

A woman said someone took $291 from a vehicle in a driveway at 9400 Wynnecrest Drive, Oct. 16.

Petty theft, property damage (city property)

Someone took seven stainless outdoor ashtrays, value $350, from Silverman and Co. CPA at 9545 Kenwood Road apartment 401, Oct. 26.

Telecommunications harassment At 4343 Cooper Road, Oct. 24.


A man said someone damaged a rear driver's side window, value $100, and took a Road Thunder MTX

Juvenile, 17, prohibition under the age of 21 years at 7400 Cornell Road, Oct. 13. Juvenile, 15, arson at 7400 Cornell Road, Oct. 13. Jerry Spears Jr., 43, 133 Vineyard Drive, deception to obtain a dangerous drug at 10500 Montgomery Road, Oct. 14. Michael J. Elder, 19, 1737 Laurelview, burglary, theft at 1000 Sycamore, Aug. 25. Juvenile, 16, criminal trespass at 10150 Montgomery Road, Sept. 10. Juvenile, 16, criminal trespass at 10150 Montgomery Road, Sept. 10. Juvenile, 16, criminal trespass at 10150 Montgomery Road, Sept. 10. Juvenile, 16, criminal trespass at 10150

Montgomery Road, Sept. 10. Juvenile, 16, criminal trespass at 10150 Montgomery Road, Sept. 10. Delia E. Bell, 18, 9846 Old Chimney Court, possession of drugs-marijuana, drug paraphernalia at 7400 Cornell Road, Oct. 1.

Incidents/investigations Arson, criminal damage/mischief

A man said someone wrapped toilet paper around his trees and set fire to a newspaper on his front porch at 11752 Grandstone Lane, Oct. 4.

Criminal damaging, burglary

Someone tried to pry open a sliding glass door, $500 damage at 7807 Shadowhill Way, Oct. 16.

Inducing panic-threaten violence A written bomb threat was found on a science room desk at Sycamore High School at 5757 Cooper Road, Oct. 5.

Passing bad checks

Someone passed a bad check for $2,924 to Oral and Facial Surgery Associates at 10506 Montgomery Road, Sept. 29.



Kaycie Biggs, 22, 6542 Murray Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road,

Oct. 12. Nicholas Taylor, 23, 8061 Winters Lane, disorderly conduct at 10813 Montgomery Road, Oct. 13. David Hiatt, 19, 9611 Belleview Ave., underage consumption at Sycamore Road and Lancaster Road, Oct. 12. Jovani Rosas, no age given, no address, disorderly conduct, obstruction of official business, falsification at Fields Ertel, Oct. 18. Juvenile female, 15, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Oct. 12. Sarah Phair, 20, 6385 Paxton Guinea Road, theft at 7895 Montgomery Road, Oct. 14. Juvenile Female, 16, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Oct. 7. Virgil Nida, 55, 2121 Vine St., operating motor vehicle intoxicated at Montgomery Road and I275, Oct. 15. Timothy Burns, 26, 3358 Twilght Drive, possession of marijuana at 7999 Montgomery Road, Oct. 17. James Williams, 27, 425 N. 9th St., theft at 7913 US 22, Oct. 5. Jamie Lay, 30, 6830 Schuster Court, drug possession, resisting arrest at 8109 Reading Road, Oct. 8. Pamela Harris, 52, 1669 Jonathan Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Oct. 5. Donald Goodrich, 38, 3192 W. Tower Ave., aggravated menacing at 7875 US 22, Oct. 1. Ashley Wethinton-Warner, 24, 621


10318 Ryans Way: Wittenbaum Bradley & Melissa to Parikh Shital N.; $830,000. 4339 Chidester Lane: Chuecos Cristina I. Tr to Haas Raul R.; $355,000. 4846 Myrtle Ave.: Sawyer Betty to Harney Dominick A.; $110,000. 4846 Myrtle Ave.: Sawyer Betty to Harney Dominick A.; $110,000. 6077 Ashley Court: Bowen Russell L.


& Angela J. to Dasgupta Biplab; $359,000. 6502 Cornell Road: Crear Daryl W. & Christine to Garza Israel; $7,000.


10223 Hightower Court: Hoying Sandra R. to Bac Home Loans Servicing; $162,000. 504 Shakerdale Road: Thomas Susan E. to Thomas Susan E.@3; $120,000.

6077 Ashley Court: Bowen Russell L. & Angela J. to Dasgupta Biplab; $359,000. 7614 Trailwind Drive: Wierwille Kurt & Karen to Brisben Brent W; $200,001.


10843 Montgomery Road: Standard Oil Co. The to 10843 Mont-

gomery; $255,988. 10943 Barrington Court: Moksin Alexander M. to Shrimpton Michael Christi; $140,000. 11987 Seventh Ave.: Lac Hong Chi & Xuen P. Huang to Lac Vi Chi; $98,000. 7137 Silver Crest Drive: Gebell Lori A. to Tepe Timothy R.; $123,500. 7280 Galbraith Road: Hart Elaine M. to Mazur Daniel Oren; $95,000. 8333 Wexford Ave.: Hosmer Jean M.



Feature of the Week

The Doolin House Bed & Breakfast

Somerset, Kentucky’s Premiere Inn Located Just Minutes from Lake Cumberland


There is a joke among friends here, “It’s a Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. ”When Charles and Allison Hahn Sobieck purchased the property at 502 North Main Street (in Somerset, Kentucky), there was a lot of work to be done, to say the least. With the vision of a B & B and a home in ruins, there were little choices. The dilapidated structure was removed, then reconstructed as it had been in the 1850’s. It’s a brand new home. A bit of an unusual concept for a bed and breakfast. “We reconstructed the home from scratch. This gave us the benefit of designing every amenity possible along the way, ”said Allison Sobieck, owner. Every room is equipped with many amenities you don’t often find in a traditional bed and breakfast, but rather a fine hotel. Every room has a full sized closet with a pair of micro-fiber robes hanging in them, 400- count Egyptian cotton sheets, cable TV with DVD players, queen sized beds, and a host of other things. For instance, 2 rooms have gas fireplaces and 3 rooms have whirlpool tubs. We even offer many add on amenities such as massage, dinner, flowers, etc…

The rooms are only half of the reason to come to The Doolin House. Owners Charles and Allison just happen to both be chefs. Some of the breakfast specialties include Caramel Banana French Toast and Southern Eggs Benedict (2 fried green tomatoes topped with 2 slices of smoked bacon, 2 eggs over easy and Hollandaise). Chuck is usually in charge of breakfast and tries to do new and different things every day. Chef Chuck pointed out, “It’s fun to experiment with breakfast. It’s the one meal that encompasses all foods. It’s perfectly acceptable to see smoked salmon or a pork cutlet at the breakfast table. ”For those in no rush to rise and shine, breakfast in bed is served at no additional charge. When you need a weekend get away that’s not too far from home or you are planning your summer vacation to beautiful Lake Cumberland, remember that The Doolin House Bed and Breakfast is only a phone call away.

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Criminal damaging

Vehicle window damaged at 8375 Plainfield Road, Oct. 4.

Passing bad checks, forgery, theft

Personal checks of unknown value removed at 4090 E. Galbraith Road, Oct. 14.


Sunglasses valued at $350 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Oct. 11. Temporary license plate removed from vehicle at 7875 Montgomery Road, Oct. 10. iPod valued at $158 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Oct. 11. Leaf blower, trimmers valued at $1,430 removed at 7300 Dearwester, Oct. 12. Steel piping and fittings of unknown value removed at 7225 Edington Drive, Oct. 13. Coyote decoys valued at $200 removed at 11532 Deerfield Road, Oct. 7. Cell phones valued at $939.98 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Oct. 10.

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Building entered and machine, currency valued at $470 removed at 7811 Palace Drive, Oct. 5. Building entered at 7101 Lynnfield Court, Oct. 5.

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Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering




Mcalphin, theft at 8540 Kenwood Road, Oct. 3.

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