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Neighbors Who Care Maybe they delivered a home-cooked meal when you were under the weather, or watched your children while you ran a quick errand, or helped you with yard work. They are “Neighbors Who Care,” and we think they deserve recognition. Again this year, The Northeast Suburban Life will devote one of our holiday issues to honoring those in the community who have given a bit of themselves to make the lives of others better. No deed is too small (or too large). If you know a Neighbor Who Cares, tell us about them. You can nominate by sending an e-mail to nesuburban@communitypress. com, or by regular mail to Northeast Suburban Life, Neighbors Who Care, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. Include your name, address and phone number, as well as theirs.

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In 2004, Staff Sgt. Paul Brondhaver was lying in a hospital in Iraq with 29 bullets in his body. His wife had it worse, he said Wednesday during the 17th annual Blue Ash Veterans Day program. Lisa Brondhaver was in their Anderson Township home with their three children and they’d heard news reports that seven soldiers had been killed. SEE LIFE, B1


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Ursuline Academy students dance during the Lions’ Division I state semifinals match agaiinst Magnificat Nov. 12 at Wright State. The Lions defeated the Blue Streaks (24-4) 25-14, 25-21, 25-13 to earn a berth in the state finals.

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Improvements under way at the Neuilly-Plaisance Plaza in Montgomery are nearing completion. In connection with the project, Montgomery police were to have been directing traffic through the intersection of Cooper and Montgomery roads Nov. 15 as workers relocated a traffic-signal pole and controller cabinet. The plaza is at the southwest corner of Cooper and Montgomery roads in Montgomery’s Heritage District. “In order to complete this signal-equipment work, all trafficsignal equipment must be disconnected from electrical power to allow the relocation and rewiring of the traffic-signal equipment at this intersection,” said Ellen Hall,

Work is nearing completion on improvements to Montgomery’s Neuilly-Plaisance Plaza. Montgomery’s communication coordinator. Bob Nikula, the city’s public works director, said plaza improvements are set for “substantial completion” by Dec. 5.


“I anticipate that the installation of the city’s holiday tree in the plaza will be completed around Dec. 1 or 2,” Nikula said. “Work on the plaza construction will continue after the holiday

tree is installed until such time that weather or conditions are such that work on the project will have to be suspended until warm weather returns in 2010.” Improvements are being made to the appearance of the plaza, including installation of a twotiered fountain. Other improvements will provide more space for public gatherings and make the plaza more accessible to people with physical disabilities. Construction on the project began in early September, after Montgomery City Council awarded Langenheim & Thomson Co. of Madisonville a $615,000 contract to do the work. The improvements are being funded through an economicdevelopment agreement in which the developer of the nearby Gateway area gives Montgomery money in lieu of property taxes to construct public improvements to complement the private investment. The plaza is named for Montgomery’s sister city in France.

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current number of absences has been normal for this time of year. Clark said the district daily provides Hamilton County Public Health with the number of absences and the number of absences due to flu-like symptoms as part of a Health Watch program. “We trust the health department has the necessary information to inoculate our community in a safe, timely and appropriate manner,” she said. “I put my trust in their judgment.” Hummel said Hamilton County Public Health does not have an official schedule for when certain districts will receive vaccinations “since when we get the vaccines is very uncertain.”

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Sycamore Township resident and Parks and Recreation volunteer Rick Weitmarschen, left, was recognized for his contributions organizing the annual golf outing that raised $2790.27 this year for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He is with a representative from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Board of Trustees President Tom Weidman and trustee Vice President Cliff Bishop.

Blue Ash cuts senior funding By Jeanne Houck

Blue Ash City Council voted Nov. 12 to contract for services with the Sycamore Senior Center for up to $80,400 in 2010, $82,400 in 2011 and $85,500 in 2012. Sue Bennett, the city’s public information officer, said that while the center provides an important service to Blue Ash residents,

economics forced the city to reduce its support. “The Senior Center contract does represent a 6 percent reduction compared to 2009 coverage levels,” Bennett said. “Blue Ash is very proud to have the Sycamore Senior Center within our community, as they provide many important services to our population ages 55 and older. “However, like most of

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us during these difficult economic times, the city deemed it necessary to reduce its financial assistance during this period,” Bennett said. LifeSphere Home Health Services in Springdale, which operates the center on Carver Woods Drive, could not be reached for comment. In other action Nov. 12, council agreed to give contractors an additional: • $15,440 to make needed structural changes and meet code requirements at the recently renovated and expanded Blue Ash Recreation Center on Cooper Road, a $1.3 million project. • $9,126 in federal stimulus funds to complete the rehabilitation of Reed Hartman Highway between Glendale-Milford and Cooper roads, a $727,000 project that is essentially completed.

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Indian Hill school tax hike opposed

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The union that represents teachers in the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District is currently in negotiations with the district for a new contract. The current contract expires Monday, Nov. 30. Previous contracts have been for three years. Katy Ping, president of the Indian Hill Education Association, said it is hoped the contract negotiations will be completed by the end of the month. Jaroszewicz, chairman of the Finance Committee, said state funding reductions could result in a potential loss of $400,000 to $1 million over time. Miller said the board should consider pulling money from the cash reserves. Jaroszewicz said by June of next year $24 million is anticipated to be in the cash reserve. However, board members did not want to potentially exhaust school funds. Barbara Hopewell, president of the board, said, “The worst thing to do is assume everything will be fine, use up the (cash) reserve and rush to pass an operating levy. “We are doing what we think is best.” Board members said the millage move may not be permanent. “This will be reviewed annually,” said Hopewell. The board will likely vote on the millage move at its next meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the high school.

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Several residents opposed a potential tax hike during last week’s Indian Hill Exempted Village School District Board of Education meeting. The school board is considering moving 1.25 mills of inside millage to fund permanent improvements. The state allows for an inside millage move for permanent improvements without a public vote. Permanent improvements would include the purchase of textbooks, buses, technology and computers and improvements and repairs to the school buildings. Moving 1.25 mills of inside millage would add $1.7 million to the district’s annual revenue, according to district officials. If approved by the board the inside millage move would cost the owner of a $500,000 home an additional $218.75 per year, according to district officials. “It is a tax,” said Indian Hill resident Ken Miller, who has several children attending schools in the district. “In today’s economic environment if it went out to the public it would be shot down,” Miller said. School board members said moving the inside millage is necessary because of expected funding reductions from the state of Ohio as well as an anticipated decline in real estate valuations resulting in less money coming in from property taxes. Board member Ted

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Ursuline honors benefactors at annual dinner

Ted and Beth Connelly of Indian Hill have been named the recipients of Ursuline Academy’s St. Angela Merici Leadership Award for 2009. They were recently honored at the school’s annual Donor Recognition Dinner. Created five years ago to honor those whose financial support of Ursuline spans many years, the award was named for the foundress of the Ursulines. The Connellys join previous recipients Marian Kinker Brems, Robert and Ruth Conway, the late John Muething, Don and Phyllis Neyer and Elroy and Elaine Kunkel Bourgraf. The Connellys’ generosity is felt throughout Catholic education, as they support the Catholic InnerCity Schools Education Fund (CISE) and many other Catholic schools as well as the religious orders that run them. In addition to financial support, the Connellys’ volunteerism has helped many institutions. Beth volunteered at Children’s Hospital in various departments for more than 20 years. She was an active member of Ursuline’s Mothers’ Club while her


Beth Connelly (center) and husband Ted Connelly (third from right) of Indian Hill have been named the recipients of Ursuline Academy’s St. Angela Merici Leadership Award for 2009. They are joined here with family members, from left, Lisa and John Connelly, Cathy Connelly Sharif, Laura Connelly and Sharon Connelly McBeath. four daughters were in high school and maintains her Ursuline connections through the Ursuline Women’s Club.

In addition to running a car dealership, Ted found time to serve on the board of St. Mary of the Woods College (Beth’s alma

mater) and the board of the Dominican Foundation for St. Joseph Province. Through a family trust, the

Connellys established a scholarship at Ursuline that has provided assistance to students for nearly 10 years.


Our Lady of the Sacred Heart third-graders Denise Durbin and Abbi Ryan (Sycamore Township) weigh a pumpkin on their classroom scale. Third-graders recently practiced their math goals with a hands-on activity by recording math data on a pumpkin research chart.

‘And a Child Shall Lead’

Sycamore Junior High students will present the play “And a Child Shall Lead” at 7:30 p.m. Nov.20-Nov. 21 at the school’s auditorium, 5757 Cooper Road. The drama by Michael Slade tells the story of children growing up in Terezin, the Naziestablished “Jewish city” near Prague where war prisoners resided before being exiled to death camps. Tickets, which are $5 in advance and $6 at the door, can be purchased by calling 686-1760, ext. 2594.

‘Witness for the Prosecution’

Moeller High School’s Theater Department will perform its fall drama “Witness for the Prosecution” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20-Nov. 22 in the school’s auditorium. The play, based on a short story by mystery writer Agatha Christie, tells the story of a young man accused of the murder of his elderly friend. Local students performing in the drama include Ursuline Academy’s Virginia Dickens of Montgomery, Mt. Notre Dame’s Katie Wiesenberg of Symmes Township and David Gonzalez of Harper’s Point. Tickets, available in the Moeller’s Spirit Shop, are $15 for adults and $10 for students. For more information, contact theater director Bob Hotze at


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Our Lady of the Sacred Heart’s third-graders Denise Durbin, Abbi Ryan (Sycamore Township), Kamryn Vonderhaar and Will Leary clean out the inside of their pumpkin. Students were asked to estimate how many seeds were inside and then counted each seed. Students recently recorded their data on a pumpkin research chart, practicing their math goals with a hands-on activity.

‘Nutcracker’ performance

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School’s third-graders recently used “pumpkin math” by practicing their math skills-measurement, estimation and recording data with pumpkins. Teacher Laura Peter uses hands-on math activities in her classroom to enhance student learning.

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy students Allison Jenkins and Marren Jenkins of Symmes Township will perform in the Cincinnati Ballet production of “The Nutcracker” Dec. 17-Dec. 20, Dec. 22-Dec. 23 and Dec. 26-Dec. 27 at the Aronoff Center. Now in its 35th year, this holiday favorite tells the story of a girl who travels through the Land of Toys and Sweets with the Nutcracker Prince. Both students play Party Kids. Other CHCA students scheduled to perform include Teresa Hoyer as a ginger kid, Kes Kindle and Maggie Ledbetter as soldiers and Aidan Lautner as a baby mouse. For tickets, visit

Honor roll

Christine E. Volz has been named to the 2009-2010 first quarter honor roll (first honors) at Roger Bacon High School. She lives in Blue Ash.

Students of the week

Sycamore Junior High’s students of the week for October are: Oct. 5: Katy Harrison (seventh), Megan Crone (eighth). Oct. 12: Jack Fry (seventh), Dylan Brown (eighth). Oct. 19: Jordyn Schuster (seventh), Prativa Amom (eighth). Oct. 26: Jessyca Huff (seventh), Emily Wick (eighth).


Our Lady of the Sacred Heart third-grader Joey Fortner measures the circumference of his pumpkin with a string. Students recently used “pumpkin math” by practicing their math skills-measurement, estimation and recording data with pumpkins.


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November 18, 2009


College commitments

Five Ursuline Academy seniors signed their Division I National Letters of Intent on Nov. 11 during the first few hours of the NCAA early signing period. • Desirae Ball, daughter of Eric and Michelle Ball of Evendale, signed with St. Louis University to play basketball. Desirae is a GGCL allconference first-teamer in both basketball and soccer and a member of Hands Across the Campus. • Lynn Brotherton, daughter of Lawrence and Jean Brotherton of Maineville, signed with Xavier University to swim. In addition to Ursuline, Lynn swims with the Countryside YMCA and was a part of UA’s champion relay team. She was named to the GGCL All-conference first team and is also a member of the UA French and Chemistry clubs. • Breann McDowell, daughter of Dave and Jenn McDowell of Mason, signed with the University of Louisville to swim. Breann is a four-year UA swimmer and been swimming with the Countryside YMCA Torpedoes since age 10. She was the 2009 state champion in the 200 Free, and was named to the GGCL all-conference first team. • Lauren Marlatt, daughter of Andrew and Karen Marlatt of Loveland, signed with Winthrop University to play volleyball. She earned an honorable mention in the 2009 GGCL all-conference voting. • Dani Reinert, daughter of William and Mary Reinert of Symmes Township, signed with the University of Buffalo to play volleyball. Dani was the 2009 GGCL Athlete of the Year, and is a two-time GGCL all-conference first teamer.

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Ursuline’s focus earns them state title By Anthony Amorini

2009 D-I State Champs Ursuline Academy Lions

The Ursuline Academy volleyball team saved celebrations until the end of its 2009 campaign and the sacrifice proved well worth the wait. Lion players, coaches and students alike were jubilant after Ursuline brought home a fourth volleyball state championship Saturday, Nov. 14. “It’s my dream and we succeeded,” senior Dani Reinart of Symmes Township said after Ursuline bested Dublin Coffman to capture its first state title since 2002. Ursuline’s win over Dublin Coffman, 3-1 (2516, 25-19, 18-25, 25-17), stood in stark contrast to the end of the 2008 season. Last fall, Ursuline steamed through the regular season and a state title seemed like a forgone conclusion, head coach Jeni Case explained. It was a team of destiny until the Lions suffered its first loss of the season to Olmsted Falls to finish as Ohio’s runner-up at 28-1. This year, the Lions improved to 29-0 and earned a Division I state championship. And the key word was earned. “We’ve been waiting for this all year,” Case said. “I took things differently this

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Ursuline Academy's varsity volleyball teams joyously lifts its 2009 Division I State Championship trophy into the air following the Lions' victory in the state finals over Dublin Coffman on Saturday, Nov. 14. year. It helped them to stay focused. They didn’t look ahead ever.” Last year, the entire post-season seemed like a celebration until the moment Ursuline hoped to celebrate arrived, Case said “We brought in gifts during the tournament run and parents were going to team

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Gaby Gray, a senior setter/hitter for making the GMC All Conference First Team and for being voted one of two GMC All Conference Athletes of the Year. • Gaby will play next year for Northwestern. She is the daughter of Michael and Denise Gray. • Also Jessica Wolfe, a Junior setter/hitter for making the GMC All Conference First team. She is the daughter of Mike and Bridgette Henties, Montgomery. • Laikyn McClelland, a Junior libero/setter/hitter for making the GMC All Conference Second Team. She also led her team in Digs and Aces and finished in the top 6 for both in the GMC. She is the daughter of Shiloh McClelland and Pam Leffler, Blue Ash. • Sariah Suryadavera, a Junior hitter/libero for making the GMC All Conference Second team. Sariah finished in the top 6 for both Digs and Passes in the GMC. She is the daughter of Kumar and Michell Suryadavera, Blue Ash. The Sycamore Lady Aves finished the 2009 season tied for 2nd in the Greater Miami Conference. With a conference record of 7-2 and an overall record of 16-8, they ended their season after losing to the Mason Comets, 2520, 25-20, 26-24 in the third round of sectionals. They will lose Gaby and a few other key players next year but will have five returning starters.


dinners,” Case explained. “We were celebrating too early.” But this fall, the Lions started the season by making a sacrifice rather than setting goals. A state title was the obvious target for Ursuline on the heels of a 28-1 season and a trip to the finals. “I gave up pop and fast food,” Case said. Several Lions chimed in with sacrifices ranging from “eating more and doing push-ups” for Reinert to skipping out on energy drinks for senior Lauren Marlatt. “It was going to help the team because we were going to be stronger and better,” Case said of the sacrifices.

Marlatt and the Lions weren’t lacking energy when it was time for the 2009 state finals. And if strength was the goal, Dublin Coffman head coach Mary Anne Souder confirmed Case’s approach. “Ursuline came out tough,” Souder said after her team fell to 28-1 with its loss to the Lions in the state finals. “You can’t really prepare for (the state finals). Ursuline had that advantage coming in.” Dublin Coffman was making its first appearance in the state finals. Ursuline jumped out to a 5-1 lead during its first game against Dublin Coffman and never looked back. Ursuline led all three of the sets it won during the

state finals by 5-1 margins over Dublin Coffman. “Anytime you’re up you are going to be more confident,” Case said. “And especially with the experience we have. “For us to have a lead like that against a team that had never experienced (the state finals), I knew it was going to be a good thing,” Case added. Senior Jade Henderson of Loveland led Ursuline with 18 kills in the state finals. Marlatt, also of Loveland, was close behind with 16 kills as junior Christina Beer added 10 kills. Reinert contributed a game-high 48 assists. Junior Kori Moster of Mt. Healthy had 15 digs with senior Anna Prickel posting 13 digs for Ursuline. “The more we ran and the harder we worked, the more it was going to show on the court,” Moster said her Lions earning their 2009 state title. “I think we are all in a little bit of shock.”


Ursuline senior Lauren Marlatt, a Loveland resident, spikes the ball over the net during the Lions’ win over Dublin Coffman at the state finals Saturday, Nov. 14. Marlatt ended the game with 16 kills to help lift Ursuline to its 2009 Division I state title.


Ursuline’s Elena Lohr, a Loveland resident, makes a diving play during the Lions’ win over Dublin Coffman at the Division I State Championship finals Saturday, Nov. 14.


Ursuline’s Kori Moster, a Mount Healthy resident, sets up a serve during the Lions’ win over Dublin Coffman at the Division I State Championship finals Saturday, Nov. 14.


The Lions leap off the bench and charge the floor Saturday, Nov. 14, to celebrate its Division I state championship after besting Dublin Coffman during the state finals.

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CHCA’s John Lloyd awaiting scholarship offers

The search continues. Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy senior John Lloyd, an all-state punter, remains undecided on his college choice. Several schools have expressed interest in him – including Ohio State, Cincinnati, Lloyd Florida, Arkansas, Illinois, Vanderbilt and Northwestern – but none has issued a formal scholarship offer. “I think once the (college) season is over, schools will get back (to recruiting heavily),” CHCA head coach Eric Taylor said. Lloyd, who is one of the top punters in the country, averaged 44 yards per punt as a senior and saw 42 percent of his boots land inside the 20. “He’s a special player,” Taylor said. “He’s on every (ranking list) you can imagine.” The regional spotlight, however, has focused on Will Hagerup of Whitefish Bay, Wisc., who is arguably the top punting prospect in the Midwest. Listed as the No. 4 punter in America on, Hagerup had scholarship offers from a host of schools before recently committing to Michigan. Taylor said that many of the schools listing Hagerup at the top of their list are now more likely to give Lloyd scholarship consideration. Most schools, however, only carry one scholarship punter on their roster at a time; they prefer punters to walk on and earn a scholar-

Other Eagles being eyed Several other senior football players at CHCA are also getting college looks. Quarterback Alec Swartz and running back Doyen Harris have received interest from The Citadel, while the Air Force Academy likes what it sees in Andrew Perkins. Swartz threw for more than 2,000 yards this season, and Harris averaged 7.8 yards per carry. Perkins, meanwhile, was second on the team in receiving yards (717) and first in yards per reception (18.9).

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Ursuline Academy’s JV Golf Team celebrates acing their 2009 fall season. These young ladies were tournament champs in the Sycamore Invitational as well as the city wide GGCL Tournament. They also clinched a fabulous finish in the GGCL with a 20-0 score. Overall, they had a 24-1 season. From left are Coach Nancy Reisert, Meghan Garanich, Alicia Lang, Taylor Castle, Amber Elsen, Leah Anderson and Megan Skelly.

ship when the incumbent punter graduates. As a result, schools typically only offer scholarships to punters every few years. So Lloyd waits. “I think it's been a little stressful at times,” Taylor said. “A lot of kids right now are anxious. High school counselors are telling seniors to get their (college) applications in, and nonathletes have a good idea of what they want to do and where they want to go. But athletes are trying to base their decision on scholarships, so it gets a little nerve-racking as the year goes on. But John’s handled it well so far. He keeps it in perspective.” Lloyd is also a standout baseball player. As a junior, he had nine wins, a 1.19 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 59.0 innings pitched. He also hit .429. But football comes first. At the Kohl’s National Invitational Scholarship Punting Camp, which was held in Wisconsin in July, Lloyd finished fifth out of 136 invited punters. “I’m sure everything will work out for him,” Taylor said. “He’s just got to keep plugging away.”

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Mixed messages Visitors to Blueash posted these reactions to the results of the Blue Ash council election: “I think the citizens of Blue Ash have spoken with overwhelming support of the council that has been serving them and look forward to another productive term. Let’s hope we can move on and work together in becoming unified in our efforts to maintain our fine city.” Maintain “Maintain: ‘Overwhelming’ is about as off-target as an on-target consultant could get. Your buddy Rick Bryan squeaked by John Dillon, who tapped into the justifiable desire for an open, responsive local council, by a mere 51 votes. Had 26 of those voters thought a little more deeply about who they were voting for, we’d be talking about how you and your closed-door buddies are whining for recounts. Your chums on the council have two more years to get their act together and change the way they behave when they conduct business and interact with constituents because at least one of them (hopefully more) is going to be replaced. See you at city hall! We’ll be watching (until council locks the door again anyway)!” JohnColter

The levy’s not dry, yet Visitors to posted these comments about voters approving several county-

wide tax issues, including levies for the libraries, MR/DD and Cincinnati Museum Center: “Thank you Queen City for helping to maintain one of your crown jewels, Union Terminal.” SilasWhowood “And for maintaining a second of your crown jewels: The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County! Thank you!” Marita “Thank you for continuing to look at our homes as ATMs.” VirginianCSA “Hamilton County you stink, 40 percent of people voted, and all tax increases passed. People do not trully understand or care about the issues any more, only take them at face value. Union terminal will not improve, they will take the money the used to spend on the building and pocket it and keep everything as is. Are prices gonna lower, improvements made? No and no. We funded drug court, do any of you know what the sucess rate or make up of the program is? No. If you did you would not have approved it? The library, look at what they have ... a huge waste of money. Go to the Blue Ash branch – more up to date videos than Blockbuster. That is not a library hurting for money, struggling to help the people. You just all funded bologna, wrapped in a pretty bow, and expect hard working homeowners, the middle class, to fund another $300 a year for $100,000 of property value. You are all fools. you must not own property. I bet

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Sycamore Township has set guidelines for use of its new community room. Would you be interested in using the room? Why or why not? No responses. Is “Sesame Street” still relevant today, 40 years after its debut? What are your favorite memories of the show? “‘Sesame’was great for my kids and now my grandchildren are learning from and relating to it as well. I like the way this show uses music to enhance learning. I relate most to Oscar the Grouch.” G.G. “Ever since they bowed to political correctness and sent ‘Cookie Monster’ off into the twilight they lost me!” C.J.W. “‘Sesame Street’ is still relevant because teaching our youngest learners the basics of reading, math and good behavior never goes out of style. I love that the characters that kept me entertained are still around to entertain my children. The addition of new characters has allowed it to stay current while maintaining the same, loving format we enjoyed years ago. I cried when Big Bird told us that Mr. Hooper had died. No kids show today would take on the tough topic of death or some of the other issues they've handled over the years.” J.H. “We loved everything about ‘Sesame Street’ when my daughter was growing up, and it’s so much fun to see how much my grandchildren enjoy the same characters. I used to enjoy the send-ups of popular singers. It was over the kids’ heads, but I loved it! Bruce Stringbean’s ‘Born To Add,’ along with some of those other rock parodies, The Beetles

Next questions What are your favorite locallyowned stores for holiday/Christmas shopping? What do you like about them? Do you plan to participate in “Black Friday” shopping the day after Thanksgiving. Why or why not? If so, how early do you go? 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. and ‘Letter B’ and ‘Hey Food;’ Mick Swagger and the Cobble Stones singing ‘(I Can’t Get No) Co-Operation)’; Moe Cocker with ‘A Little Yelp From My Friends;’ Billy Idle with ‘Rebel L.’ Classic. S.H.M. “The mission is the same today as it was then. There are still kids who are being educated by it. Plus it has a following of people who grew up on it and are raising kids today. I always loved the skits with the aliens ... yep yep yep.” A.H. “Sesame Street was a big part of my twin granddaughters’ life. Courtney was very seriously attached to Grover and Sarah was attached to Big Bird. When Courtney had surgery on her left leg, so did Grover. They both came out of surgery sporting a beautiful pink cast on their left leg. Big Bird and Grover made a surprise visit on their fifth birthday and Sarah was frightened so that ended her relationship with him. But at almost 21 years old I am sure Grover is still in someone’s memory. P.S. I dressed as Cookie Monster myself in a Shriner parade 20 years ago and won a prize for our organization.” I.K.

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You can comment on stories by visiting and choosing your community’s home page: if your rent on your apartment went up $300 a year you would vote no.” BigBradley “Never build or buy a house in Hamilton County. The lowlife parasites outnumber and outvote the hosts. Too many drones, not enough worker bees. Eventually the hive will collapse. I now have 16 ‘Crown jewels’ that the immoral" ‘something for nothing’ gang forces me to pay for under threat of eviction. I have to pay school district income tax on top of that! I think I will start looking for a new place in Kentucky or Indiana.Then I can just drive across the county and state line to get all the services that the people of Hamilton County get ,without paying the property tax which is about twice as high as that in nearby areas.” navrat “Those of you who don’t like the tax rate in Hamilton County can move you know. Ask those who commute into the city from Warren and Clermont counties.” junk0514 “You do realize that Issue 4 and Issue 6 were both tax decreases, even though they passed, right? MRDD and the library were adding new taxes, and both of those


An empty building in the Shoppers Haven business strip on Loveland-Madeira Road in Loveland carries a large sign asking people to vote for the library levy. put together are less than $40 a year.” TechNate “My frustration is this: I work in the city and pay city taxes and I live in a suburb of Cincinnati so truly am just as affected by city government as those living in the city limits, but I have no say whatsoever in who gets elected to city council and yet thousands of people who don’t own property have the right to vote

on what tax levies are put on my property. How is this fair? And yes, I know some of the levies will actually decrease, but if voted down the tax would have been completely gone! I’m not saying these aren’t worthwhile issues – I’m just tired of property owners being responsible for providing everything to everyone. There has to be a way to spread it around more fairly.” LovesCincy

Controlling cost of Medicaid Recently, I was appointed by Senate President Bill Harris to serve on the Unified Long-Term Care Budget Workgroup, a 28member panel tasked with creating a plan to establish a long-term care system in Ohio that is both balanced and cost-effective. Given Ohio’s limited resources at present and the increasing number of individuals requiring long-term care, there has never been a better time to implement reforms that will reduce costs while ensuring Ohioans continue to have access to quality, affordable health care. Currently, one of the biggest drivers of Ohio’s budget is Medicaid, the federal-state partnership insurance program that provides health care services to more than 2 million low-income Ohio families, seniors and individuals with disabilities each year. Ohio spends roughly 35 percent of its two-year budget on Medicaid. Demand for Medicaid has been growing rapidly in recent years and is expected to continue, requiring an ever-increasing portion of state resources that threatens to divert money away from important state services and programs, possibly disrupt health care coverage for Ohioans in need and risks Ohio’s future financial stability. In fact, a recent study by the Scripps Gerontology Center study found Medicaid expenditures could reach 68 percent of state general revenue funds if cost-containment measures are not enacted. In order to prevent drastic cuts in services or a massive tax increase to pay for the additional costs, members of the legislature have been working in recent years to rein in the growth of Medicaid. House Bill 1, the recently-passed state budget, included a provision that requires the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to issue an annual report detailing efforts to com-

bat fraud, waste and abuse in Medicaid. Additionally, in 2007, the Executive Medicaid Management Agency (EMMA) was State Sen. established by Shannon the governor. Jones EMMA oversees administraCommunity the tion of Medicaid Press guest across several columnist state agencies in order to consolidate and coordinate services while reducing expenses. The Long-Term Care Budget Workgroup was also established in 2007. Consisting of legislators, state agencies and departments, policy makers, consumer advocates such as AARP and representatives from health care providers, the group is working to develop a health care system that is costeffective, efficient and allows consumers to choose the services that best meet their needs. Recommendations from the workgroup were also included as a part of House Bill 1 – such as the creation of a single waiver for programs such as Assisted Living and Home First. Assisted living combines a home-like setting with personal support services to provide more intensive care, while Home First grants people in nursing facilities the right to bypass waiting lists for home- and community-based services. Achieving a better balance between home and communitybased care and traditional institutional care will also help to control Medicaid costs. It costs the state $560 per month to fund one patient through the PASSPORT program – which allows older adults who do not need nursing home care with someone to assist them with daily activities and provide the care they need to stay in

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their homes – while a traditional nursing facility would cost the state roughly $1,700 per month. There will always be a need for institutional care by those elderly and disabled Ohioans who are in need of more-intensive care that is more difficult to provide in a home-based setting. However, the state needs to find an appropriate balance between these types of care in order to ensure the longterm sustainability of Medicaid as well as the state budget. While we have improved in recent years, Ohio still ranks 39th in the nation on our expenditures for home and community-based services versus institutional care. According to estimates from the Ohio Business Roundtable, if we were to meet the national average in this area, the state could save $900 million per year in Medicaid costs. Continuing to provide consumers with options such as PASSPORT and similar programs will help not only to ensure that seniors and those with disabilities continue to receive the care and services they need but also make certain they are cared for in the manner they prefer. Medicaid provides essential health care services to millions of Ohioans each year. However, the rapid growth of the program in recent years means Ohio is spending increasing amounts of funding on this program, and unless we come up with a plan to rein in costs it will soon become unsustainable. My colleagues and I will continue to work with the governor’s administration as well as health care providers to find ways to control expenses while ensuring consumers have options when choosing the services they need. Contact State Sen. Shannon Jones at 614-466-9737, via e-mail: or by mail: State Sen. Shannon Jones, 1 Capitol Square, Statehouse, Columbus, OH 43215.



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Blue Ash Councilman Rick Bryan, chairman of the Veterans Day Committee, introduces dignitaries on the dais, including Montgomery Mayor Gerri Harbison (standing) Wednesday at the 17th annual Blue Ash Veterans Day program at the Blue Ash Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park.

Remember soldiers and families, veteran says

By Jeanne Houck

‘Call of Duty’

In his poem, “Call of Duty,” In 2004, Staff Sgt. Paul E.H. Greene Intermediate School Brondhaver was lying in a student Josh Hylton put himself hospital in Iraq with 29 bulin the place of a soldier in lets in his body. combat, having to kill people and His wife had it worse, he see his comrades die: said Wednesday during the “I need to stay alert 17th annual Blue Ash Veter“Need to focus my mind ans Day program. “But my memory pulls me Lisa Brondhaver was in back their Anderson Township “To those I left behind.” home with their three children and they’d heard news reports that seven soldiers had been killed. “Mom, did dad die today?” their daughter, then 6, wanted to know – before Lisa Brondhaver had any answers. Brondhaver, who was injured when his combat patrol came under attack in Summara, Iraq, north of Baghdad, encouraged the crowd at the Blue Ash Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park to Meagan Haupt (left) and Marisa Koster, sixththank veterans for their graders at Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School service. in Blue Ash, stand with a wreath at the World “It will mean more to Ward I statute at the Blue Ash Bicentennial them probably than any Veterans Memorial Park. medal or any award Cincinnati Warbirds flew they may receive,” he said. Don’t forget the families of over the park, which is near people in the military, Brond- the intersections of Hunt, haver said, “because they’re Kenwood and Cooper roads. Following tradition, chilthe ones that have to deal with the children at home dren were a big part of the and answer their tough ques- ceremony. Sixth-graders from the tions.” Brondhaver was the Edwin H. Greene Intermedikeynote speaker for the Vet- ate School in Blue Ash were erans Day program, which posted with wreaths at included a laying of the statutes in the memorial wreath ceremony, color park fashioned after veterguard of aging soldiers from ans of every war fought by local veterans groups and Americans. Children from patriotic music provided by the school sang “God Bless the Ohio Military Band of the USA.” Seven sixth-graders read Springfield Township. Bells tolled, a gunfire poems they’d written for the salute rang out and the occasion.

Staff Sgt. Paul Brondhaver of Anderson Township told people gathered for the 17th annual Blue Ash Veterans Day program Wednesday at the Blue Ash Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park that a simple “thank you for your service” means the world to veterans.

Don Seiwert of White Oak, a Korean War Army veteran, participates in the Blue Ash Veterans Day program with fellow members of the Korean War Veterans Association.

Josh Hylton, a sixth-grader from the Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School in Blue Ash, reads his poem, “Call of Duty” during the Blue Ash Veterans Day program.

An appreciative crowd at the Blue Ash Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park for the Blue Ash Veterans Day program applauds veterans for their service.

Director Mark Hensler leads the Ohio Military Band of Springfield Township in a series of patriotic songs. Sam Simonds, 2, and his grandmother Jayne Johns, both of Blue Ash, take in the pageantry of the Blue Ash Veterans Day program.

Veterans from the American Legion Northeast Post 630, Sycamore VFW Post 3744, AmVets Millcreek Post 111, Korean War Veterans Association and VFW Post 6979 participate in the laying of wreaths ceremony.

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Sixth-graders from Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School in Blue Ash sing “God Bless the USA” at the Blue Ash Veterans Day program.



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Business Networking, noon-1 p.m. Loveland Chamber of Commerce, 442 W. Loveland Ave. For current and future members. Free. Presented by Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. 683-1544; Loveland.


Caring and Giving Canned Food Drive. 6:30 a.m.6:30 p.m. Primrose School of Symmes, 9175 Governors Way. Members of school and community drop off canned goods or non-perishable household items to benefit FreeStore FoodBank. Family friendly. 697-6970; Symmes Township.


Simple Thanksgiving Sides, 11 a.m. Williams-Sonoma, 7875 Montgomery Road. Demonstration. Free. 793-3445. Kenwood.



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.


And A Child Shall Lead, 7:30 p.m. Sycamore Junior High School, 5757 Cooper Road. True story of Jewish children who found hope in the midst of a WWII concentration camp. $6, $5. Tickets required. Presented by Sycamore Junior High School Drama Club. 686-1760, ext. 2594. Montgomery.



Money Matters, 10:30 p.m.-noon “New Tax Law Changes.” Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive. Financial seminar. Includes light refreshments. 984-1234. Blue Ash.


Holiday Boutique Fundraiser, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. The Vintage Club, Montgomery Road, Three Chimneys Clubhouse. More than 20 vendors, refreshments and raffles. Benefits Sycamore Flyerettes. Free. Presented by Sycamore Athletic Boosters. 509-3397. Symmes Township. F R I D A Y, N O V. 2 0


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.


Pass the Potatoes, 11 a.m. Williams-Sonoma, 7875 Montgomery Road. Demonstration. Free. 7933445. Kenwood.


Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive. 891-8527. Blue Ash. Holiday Sale, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Mud Slinger Studio, 6888 Clubside Drive. Pottery, jewelry, and more. 697-7070; Loveland.

Pet First Aid, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road. Red Cross course in first aid for emergencies in cats and dogs. Bring four-legged stuffed animal. $35. Registration required. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; Blue Ash. Pediatric First Aid, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road. Red Cross course in emergency care for infants and children. Meets Ohio and Kentucky daycare licensing requirements. $65. Registration required. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; Blue Ash.


A Laughter Yoga Experience, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Combines laughter exercises and yoga breathing to give health benefits of hearty laughter. $10. Registration required. 985-6732; Montgomery.


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

Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.

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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. 697-6769. Loveland. Our Town, 8 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Thorton Wilder classic about cycle of life through the eyes of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. $15, $12 ages 11 and under. Presented by Stagecrafters. Through Nov. 29. 793-6237. Amberley Village.


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


Montgomery Woman’s Club Inc. hosts author and family humorist Lori Borgman, pictured, at the Montgomery Woman’s Club Town Hall Lecture Series. It is Thursday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m., at Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; and at 8 p.m. at Sycamore Junior High School, 5757 Cooper Road, Montgomery. The cost is $35. Registration is required. Call 684-1632 or visit

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Natural Selections, noon-4 p.m. Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall. Free. 745-5600; Blue Ash.


Chef Rob’s Cooking Class, 1 p.m. Brined roasted turkey, rosemary pancetta sweet potatoes, gingered carrot cranberry salad and angel food cake with ganache fresh berries and pine nut brittle. Kroger Fresh Fare Kenwood, 5575 E. Galbraith Road. Free. Registration required. 686-7900. Kenwood.


Thanksgiving Essentials, 11 a.m. WilliamsSonoma, 7875 Montgomery Road. Demonstration. Free. 793-3445. Kenwood.


Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Hartzell United Methodist Church, 891-8527. Blue Ash. Sycamore Arts & Crafts Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Road. More than 180 vendors and artists. Musical performances, bake sale, raffle, and more. Benefits Sycamore Community Schools’ instrument departments. Free. Presented by Sycamore Band & Orchestra Boosters. 686-1770; Montgomery. Holiday Craft Sale, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Meier’s Wine Cellars, 6955 Plainfield Road. Free. Presented by RMAS, LLC Productions. 3515888. Silverton.


John Fox, 8 p.m.-midnight, InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road. Music from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. Requests taken. Free. 793-2600. Blue Ash.


Music at Ascension Chamber Concert Series, 7 p.m. Featuring Sycamore High School choirs with Kenneth Holdt, director. Ascension Lutheran Church, 7333 Pfeiffer Road. Free, donations accepted. 793-3288. Montgomery.


And A Child Shall Lead, 7:30 p.m. Sycamore Junior High School, $6, $5. Tickets required. 686-1760, ext. 2594. Montgomery.


Miss Saigon, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $19, $16 seniors and students. 697-6769. Loveland. Our Town, 8 p.m. Mayerson JCC, $15, $12 ages 11 and under. 793-6237. Amberley Village.


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. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting – call ahead. Loveland Castle, 12025 Shore Road. Small-scale, authentic castle. Picnic area. Group tours and special events available. $3. 683-4686; Symmes Township.


Cafe Chabad with Coffee Emporium, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Chabad Jewish Center, 3977 Hunt Road. Adults only. Includes coffee, food, entertainment and socializing. $15, $12 advance by Nov. 12. Registration recommended. 793-5200. Blue Ash.

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Gift Wrapping and Bow Demonstration, 1 p.m. The Container Store. Free. 745-0600; Sycamore Township.


Jewish Book Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Northern Hills Synagogue, 5714 Fields Ertel Road. Books, music, cookbooks and activity books for ages 1-15. Havdalah and Chanukah candles available for purchase. 931-6040; Symmes Township. M O N D A Y, N O V. 2 3


Beginning Art/Painting Class, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Whatever Works Wellness Center, 7433 Montgomery Road. $15. Registration recommended. Through Jan. 25. 791-9428; Silverton.


Natural Selections, 7:30 a.m.-9 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.


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.


Williams-Sonoma Tech Class, 7 p.m. Thanksgiving Classics. Williams-Sonoma. Free. Registration required. 793-3445. Kenwood.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.


Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Hosted by Jerome. Free. 697-9705. Loveland. T U E S D A Y, N O V. 2 4

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.


The Container Store is hosting a Gift Wrapping and Bow Demonstration at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at The Container Store, 5901 E. Galbraith Road, Sycamore Township. The free event includes giveaways. Call 745-0600 or visit

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Festive Drinks, 11 a.m. Williams-Sonoma, 7875 Montgomery Road. Demonstration. Free. 793-3445. Kenwood.


Baby Sitter Training Course, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road. Ages 11-15. Learn accident prevention, first aid, diapering and feeding. $40. Registration required. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; Blue Ash.


Karaoke Night, 9 p.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Lobby Lounge. 793-4500; Blue Ash.


Overeaters Anonymous, noon, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road. Room 13. Presented by Greater Cincinnati O.A. Intergroup. 921-1922. Kenwood. Overeaters Anonymous, 7:30 p.m. Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Room 16A. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Greater Cincinnati O.A. Intergroup. 921-1922. Montgomery.

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COOKING CLASSES Mixing It Up … Kids in the Kitchen, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Celebration. Thanksgiving goodies with whimsical twist. The Growing Room, 7754 Camargo Road. $25. Reservations required. 8913560. Madeira. COOKING EVENTS

Last Minute Thanksgiving Tips, 11 a.m. Williams-Sonoma, 7875 Montgomery Road. Demonstration. Free. 793-3445. Kenwood.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.


Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Jewish Hospital Medical Office Building, 4750 E. Galbraith Road. Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Kenwood.

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Williams-Sonoma Tech Class, 11 a.m. Thanksgiving Classics. Williams-Sonoma, 7875 Montgomery Road. Free. Registration required. 793-3445. Kenwood.


The Magic of Chuck Arkin, 3 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Professional magic show. Part of Family Time Series. $6, $5 advance by Nov. 20. Reservations recommended. 722-7226. Amberley Village. Our Town, 3 p.m. Mayerson JCC, $15, $12 ages 11 and under. 793-6237. Amberley Village.


Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” will play the Aronoff Center through Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday; and at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. It is the musical story of showbiz buddies putting on a show at a Vermont inn. Tickets are $24.50-$64.50. Call 1-800-982-2787 or visit

Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, $3. 6835692; Loveland. Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting – call ahead. Loveland Castle, $3. 683-4686; Symmes Township.


Rhonda Coullet is Vera Sanders, Christopher Marchant is Dennis Sanders, Bobby Taylor is Stanley Sanders and Tess Hartman is June Sanders in Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's production of “Sanders Family Christmas: More Smoke on the Mountain.” The comedy runs through Dec. 31 in the Playhouse’s Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre. For tickets call 513-4213888 or visit


November 18, 2009

Has marriage become too frail to carry our dreams? Marriage is being scrutinized today because of its disappearing stability. So is the earth being scrutinized because of its disappearing glaciers. So is organized religion because of its disappearing congregations. Whenever crucial elements of life start fading our concern for them escalates. We worry about marriage because of its immense impact on the collective and individual welfare of society. Our country has the highest divorce rate in the world. “We divorce, re-partner and remarry faster than people in any other country,” says Andrew Cherlin, a Johns Hopkins sociologist, in his book, “The MarriageGo-Round.” A recent column in Time magazine (Aug. 24 and 31) addressed the same concern titled, “Americans Marry Too Much.” It expressed a legitimate worry about our kids, “American kids are more likely than those in other developed countries to live in a household with a revolving cast of parents, stepparents, and live-in partners moving in and out of their lives – a pattern which is definitely not good for children.” Cherlin was amazed to find out that American kids born to married couples

experienced 6 percent more household disruption by age 15 than Swedish kids born to unmarried parents. “Remember, we’re talking about the ‘avant-garde’ Swedes compared to the ‘conservative’ Americans,” Cherlin says. The bottom line is that while marriage is good for kids, it’s best when it results in a stable home. Or, as Cherlin puts it, “Many of the problems faced by American’s children stem not from parents marrying too little but rather too often.” What’s gone wrong? It would take volumes to try to assess. One factor is that most couples still embark on the marriage journey believing that “all we need is love and good sex.” Interestingly, too many still mistake infatuation and active hormones as convincing proof that love exists. Nor do they realize what else is needed even when genuine love is present. M. Bridget Brennan and Jerome L. Shen, in their book “Claiming Our Deepest Desires,” point out important elements missing in today’s new marriages: “Navigational tools of communication, conflict resolution, deep listening, willingness to admit errors and wrongdoings, a sense of humor, trust and emotional maturity are all

necessary in a good and lasting marriage.” To these I would add a solid sense of commitment. That’s not just a casual promise but a vow from the deepest core of ourself, that come good times or bad, we’ll both work on our relationship throughout life. A marriage relationship is a dynamic living organism undergoing various stages, cycles, rhythms and moods. Despite superficial pre-marriage “preparation courses” most go into a marriage relationship at a rather superficial level. Few expect a lifetime of work. We do not know our self or our spouse as well as we think we do. And what we don’t know can hurt us. Marriage is a process of self-discovery as well as spouse-discovery. That’s why Gary and Betsy Ricucci quipped to newlyweds, “One of the best wedding gifts God gave you was a full-length mirror called your spouse. Had there been a card attached, it would have said, ‘Here’s to helping you discover what you’re really like.’ ” Psychologically and spiritually the other human we marry is, in the truest sense, to be a helpmate in our selfawareness and growth. The process of self-discovery and spouse discovery

is an unending challenge. We are e i t h e r going forFather Lou w a r d , Guntzelman g o i n g backward, Perspectives or trying to live our relationship on cruise control – which means coasting along effortlessly. Yet, can anything loving, enduring and beautiful ever be constructed without personal effort? Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at s 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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Arts and crafts show scheduled for Nov. 21 Community Press Staff report The public is invited to attend the 10th annual Sycamore Arts and Crafts Show Saturday, Nov. 21, at Sycamore High School. More than 180 artists and vendors will be selling their wares between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the school at 7400 Cornell Road. Examples of sale items are candles, baked goods, floral arrangements, home decor, jewelry, paintings, photographs and ceramics –

some with holiday themes. The show is sponsored by the Sycamore Band and Orchestra Boosters, all proceeds from the sales will benefit Sycamore Community Schools’ instrumental departments. Performing throughout the day will be Sycamore High School band students and the Sycamore Community Band. Raffles as well as food and drinks from Starbucks Coffee Co., Panera Bread Co. and Montgomery Inn will be available.

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November 18, 2009

Community | Life

Rita’s readers resurrect Fern’s beloved chili Writing this column week after week never gets “old” to me. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s the sharing of recipes and stories that make it a popular read. Apparently Fern Storer, food editor at the Cincinnati Post for a very long time, had the same relationship with her readers. When Rita P a m Heikenfeld T i m m e for Rita’s kitchen asked Fern’s chili recipe, I had no idea the response would be so great. I figured a few of you might have a copy. Well, not only did I get a couple dozen responses; one reader offered to send me a copy of Fern’s cookbook (and I will definitely accept!). So thanks, thanks, thanks to all of you who shared recipes and stories of this unique lady. I wish I had met her. I understand she was an enthusiastic gardener, as well. I know my Mom liked Fern’s recipes, and that to me was a great endorsement. I made the chili during a demo at Macy’s on Saturday, and everyone loved the mild taste and thick consistency.

Fern Storer’s chili

Jean King, a Loveland reader, brought this in personally to me. By the way, Fern was a

didn’t use) 1-2 regular size cans kidney beans with their liquid 1 ⁄2 cup dry red wine (a mellow burgundy), optional but good (I didn’t use)


Fern Storer’s chili with Rita's homemade cheddar cheese crackers very detailed recipe writer. She wanted her readers to be able to recreate her recipes without one problem. Here’s my adaptation from her 1989 cookbook. Mount Healthy reader Rob Hiller sent me the recipe, as well, along with the Cincinnati chili story Fern had as a sideline. Rob substituted 1⁄4 each ground cloves and allspice for the 6 whole called in the recipe. 1 pound ground beef (not hamburger – I used sirloin) 6 each: whole cloves and allspice, tied in cheesecloth, coffee filter, tea ball, etc. or 1 ⁄4 teaspoon each ground 1 ⁄2 of a medium-size onion, more if you like, chopped (I used about 1 cup) 1 clove garlic, finely minced, or 1⁄4 teaspoon powdered garlic or garlic salt (I used a teaspoon fresh garlic) Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon chili powder (start with 2 teaspoons) 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 28 oz. diced tomatoes 1 tablespoon brown sugar (I didn’t use) 1 ⁄4 teaspoon liquid hot pepper sauce, optional (I

Cook ground beef until red color is almost gone. Add everything but beans and wine. Simmer gently and cook uncovered, about 20 minutes. Add beans and wine and cook another 15 minutes or so. It will be fairly thick. If it becomes thicker than you like, a cup or so of water may be added. Also, if you cool and refrigerate it, you will probably need to add a little water to the amount you reheat. This will make eight to 10 generous servings.

Taffy apple salad for Thanksgiving

Reader Laurel Muhlenbruch shares this favorite recipe. She also shared a wonderful carrot cake recipe from her mother-in-law, Doris Szegda, who lives in Canandaigua, N.Y. The carrot cake is a much requested holiday and birthday cake recipe. It’s in our online version of this column at 20 oz. pineapple chunks or crushed 2 cups mini-marshmallows 2 tablespoon flour 1 ⁄2 cup sugar 11⁄2 tablespoon white or cider vinegar 1 egg, well beaten 8 oz. Cool Whip

Taste of Lebanon

St. Anthony of Padua Church’s fall festival will take place noon to 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22. The church is located at 2530 Victory Parkway, East Walnut Hills. The festival will feature authentic Lebanese cuisine made by the St. Anthony of Padua parishioners. Traditional dishes such as kibbee, falafel, stuffed cabbage rolls and grape leaves, hummus, salad, and green beans and rice will be available. There will be pastries for dessert. Food items are purchased à la carte and carryout is available. Parking is free. For details, call 513-961-0120. 11⁄2 cups chopped cocktail nuts 2 cups diced Jonathan apples, unpeeled Drain pineapple, keep juice. Mix pineapple chunks and marshmallows, refrigerate overnight. In saucepan over low heat, heat juice, sugar, flour, egg and vinegar. Stir continually and cook until thick. 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. Visit Rita at

Kids Against Hunger to help Guatemalan children The children in Central America are facing a serious threat of malnutrition and a painful death by starvation as famine conditions have worsened there since September. From Honduras, to El Salvador and Nicaragua the situation is grave and getting worse. From that need, a call for help has come to Cincinnati from the small country of Guatemala. As a result, hundreds of people from this area have responded. Kids Against Hunger (a program of A Child’s Hope International, Inc. a nonprofit corporation, ) will hold a special Pack-AThon for the starving children of Guatemala from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at 4900 Hunt Road in Blue Ash (former Kroger building). More than 600 volunteers of all ages and from all over the area have signed up to pack thousands of specially formulated, high protein meals for immediate shipment. The event will occur on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. “The number of starving children and malnutrition rates in many countries are alarmingly high and are on the rise,” said Lawrence Bergeron, executive director of A Child’s Hope International. “Prolonged droughts, famine and political unrest in many parts of the world and the recent dramatic rise in food prices are making it difficult for children to survive. The U.N. World Food Programme reports that in

Guatemala, a country of 13 million people, 50 percent of children under age 5 suffer from malnourishment.” Bergeron continued, “Around the world, the number of people that are facing food anxieties and painful starvation is growing each year by nearly 4 million people. Over 30,000 children are dying daily from starvation and the effects of malnutrition.” Kids Against Hunger packets are being delivered to food pantries in the greater Cincinnati area, Appalachia and other parts of the world including Guatemala. In the 16 months since this non-profit charity opened in our area, over 1.6 million packets have been delivered locally, nationally, and internationally. This remarkable program can feed a hungry child for just 25 cents a day. In fact, one volunteer working for just two hours can produce enough Kids Against Hunger packets to feed one child for an entire year. More information about the event can be found at Thanksgiving.html . All of the food ingredients for the high protein Kids Against Hunger meal packets are purchased from donations given by business groups, schools, churches, families and individuals. Tax deductible donations can be made online at www.achildshope Only $10/month is needed to provide life saving food for a hungry child.



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Montgomery resident Beatrice Lampkin (seated in front) is surrounded by GLAD House well-wishers (from left) Mary Schwaderer, board president; Spencer Liles, board member; Estelle Riley, cofounder; Barbarie Hill, co-founder; David Lindner, board member; Milton Schwartz, original board member, and Dick Tuten, retired board member. PROVIDED

members of the Outreach and Mission Committee of Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church in February 1993 came up with the idea for helping the children of substance-abusing parents. A year later, GLAD House was formed. To date, GLAD House has served more than 400 children and their families. “Dr. Lampkin has enriched countless lives at GLAD House and across the tristate region through her caring, compassionate medical expertise and her ability to befriend nearly every person she meets,” said Julia Robertson, marketing coordinator of the Hematology/Oncology Division. “These intangible qualities have immeasurable value.”

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Jefferson Awards are presented nationally and locally. National award recipients represent a “Who’s Who” of Americans, such as Barbara Bush, Rosalynn Carter, Colin Powell, Bob Hope and Sandra Day O’Connor. Lampkin was the first female director of Hematology/Oncology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the first female director of a hematology/oncology division in the country. She devoted her life to curing kids with cancer and now crusades for GLAD House, an organization that aims to improve the lives of children and their families by breaking the cycle of addiction and promoting mental health among children. Lampkin and two other

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RELIGION Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church




7950 Pfeiffer Rd.


9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 am Sunday Morning Worship 6:30 pm Sunday Eve Service 7:00 pm Wednesday Family Night

EPISCOPAL ST. ANNE, WEST CHESTER 6461 Tylersville Road (1/2 mile W. of Cin-Day) 513-779-1139

Sundays 7:30, 9:00 & 10:45am Nursery Sun 9:00am-noon Church School Classes for All Ages, 9:45am

Ascension Lutheran Church Mason United Methodist Church 6315 S. Mason-Montgomery Rd. (near Tylersville Rd. intersection) 513-398-4741 8:30 & 11:00 AM Traditional Worship 9:45 AM Contemporary Worship 1:30 PM Esperanza Viva, Hispanic Worship 9:40 & 11:00 AM Sunday School Childcare available

Sharonville United Methodist

8:15 & 11am Traditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Contemporary Worship & Sunday School 7:00pm Wednesday, Small Groups for all ages Infant care available for all services 1001490331-01

ST. PATRICK’S-LEBANON 232 E. Main St (corner of East & Main) Rev. Jacqueline E. Matisse, Pastor

932-7691 Holy Eucharist 10:30am Sunday School 10:30am Nursery Care Provided 5 min. from K-71 via Rt. 48

EVANGELICAL FREE 5910 Price Road, Milford 831-3770

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Services 8:00 am, 9:15 am & 11:00am Steve Lovellette, Senior Pastor Nursery proivided at all services

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7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd) Worship Schedule 10:00 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion Baby sitter provided Pastor: Josh Miller

Good Shepherd (E LCA)

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The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship is at 11 a.m. Sundays. Bible Study is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at 8105 Beech Ave., Deer Park; 793-7422.

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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The church is hosting Scrapbooking from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nearly every third Monday. Free childcare is provided. You must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. For more information, call the church at 891-1700. The dates are: Dec. 14, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 7, July 19 and Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700.

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Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Mother/Daughter Circle will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, in the church kitchen to make gingerbread houses. Call the church to make a reservation. Watch for Cookies and Santa from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. The event features games, crafts, clowns, refreshments and pictures taken with Santa. It is free. Advent Vesper Service is at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. The event features “Journey of Promises” by Joseph Martin with choir and full orchestra. It is free. The Drive Through Nativity is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13. It features live animals. Live actors tell the Christmas story in 10 scenes. It is free. 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. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 791-3142;

Connections Christian Church

The church has contemporary worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays.

The United Methodist Women are hosting their annual Hartzell Holiday Craft Bazaar & Luncheon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20; and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. A luncheon of turkey tetrazini, green beans, cranberry jello salad, cake and beverage will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20. The cost is $8. The Chums & JR HI Youth will serve a light lunch of homemade soups, barbeque, snacks and drinks from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. All are welcome to join the Monday Bible Study from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Pastor’s Parlor; current study is a book by James Moore, “Attitude is Your Paintbrush.” More information available by contacting the church at 891-8527. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

Kenwood Fellowship Church

The church has a new contemporary worship service from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. The services will feature contemporary worship music in a relaxed atmosphere with biblical teaching that will resonate with the fast-paced lifestyles that many of us find ourselves in today.

All youth groups now meet at 6 p.m. every Sunday night beginning with supper, a short worship service and group sessions. The church is at 360 Robin Ave., Loveland; 683-2525;

Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church

The church will celebrate the Advent season with a “Breakfast in Bethlehem” from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28. The cost is $5 and includes materials for crafts. A photographer will be available to take family photos. Reservations are required. Call 791-4470. The church is at 8000 Miami Ave., Madeira; 791-4470.

Montgomery Assembly of God

The Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Holiday Concert is at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at Montgomery Assembly of God. It is free and open to all ages. Enjoy the festive sounds of Christmas, as the Orchestra joins the Cincinnati Brass Band, the Cincinnati Boychoir and the Cincinnati Choral Society. Also, a tribute to composer Bonia Shur, director of Liturgical Arts at Hebrew Union College. Call 232-0949. The church is at 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-6169.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Worship times: 5 p.m. Saturdays; 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Silent Auction to benefit POPKids preschool will run Friday, Nov. 13, through Thursday, Nov. 19. Prior years’ auctions included event tickets, vacation homes, sports memorabilia and personal services. Senior Out to Lunch Bunch meets at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at G. Bailey’s at the corner of Fields Ertel and Montgomery. Call church to make reservations. Women’s Ministry on Saturday, Nov. 21, will be a day of Thanksgiving and Prayer. This will not be a group meeting, but a coordinated individual prayer event in which women will join together in prayer in their individual homes, committing to prayer during the hours between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thanksgving Eve Worship is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, to give thanks by gathering around the Word and Holy Communion. Women’s Christmas Breakfast: Celebrate the Christmas season with a pot luck breakfast. A craft will be offered. Sign up at church. The church is at 101 South Lebanon Road, Loveland; 683-4244.

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St. Paul Church services are 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. for Traditional Worship and 9:30 a.m. for Contemporary Worship with Praise Band. Childcare is provided for all services. The church is hosting a Unity Service Sunday, Nov. 22, as they continue the series, “Tell Me Why? Answering Life’s Biggest Questions.” The sermon, “Why Is It So Hard To Accept This Formula: Science + Faith= Life?” will be based on the scripture reading Genesis 1:1-5 & 26-31. The Unity Service will begin at 10 a.m. and childcare will be provided. Following the service, a soup luncheon will be served in the fellowship hall. The youth of the church are organizing a food drive for local pantries which will be collected on this Sunday. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

Sharonville United Methodist Church

Sharonville United Methodist Church has services; 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. are traditional worship format, and the 9:30 a.m. service is contemporary. SUMC welcomes all visitors and guests to attend any of its services or special events. The church is hosting a traditional Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26. The Thanksgiving meal is open to members of the community as well as church members and will be held in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Reservations are required. Make a reservation by calling the Church office at 563-0117 by Friday, Nov. 20. This meal is hosted by the church and there is no charge to attend; however, attendees may wish to bring a covered dish. The church is at 3751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117.

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


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Sunday 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Rd. (across from Oasis Golf Course) Ph. 513-677-9866 Contemporar y Ser vices: Saturdays 5pm & Sundays 9:00am Traditional Ser vice: Sunday - 10:30 am

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Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church will host DivorceCare at 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings beginning Dec. 2. If you have, or are going through a divorce, this class, led by Tom Kyle and April Office, offers hope and healing. Make your reservation by contacting Pastor Lisa, 677-9866. ext. 202. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

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Ascension’s Sunday worship service is at 10 a.m. Sunday school and adult forum begin at 9 a.m. A nursery is provided during the worship service. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288;

The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.

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(across from Kenwood Towne Centre) Saturday night at 5:00 and Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Pastors: Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jesse Abbott

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“Divorce Care,” a 13-week program that addresses emotional issues associated with divorce, is being offered through Nov. 30. The sessions are offered free of charge from 7-9 p.m. at the church. Experts on topics such as anger, resentment and loneliness will conduct the meetings in a support group setting. For more information contact Melanie Stearns at 561-4220. The chapel is at 5125 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 561-4220.

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Northeast Suburban Life

IN THE SERVICE Cianciolo earns RTOC scholarship

The recent new “City Escape” fundraiser for Cyber Safety at the Mount Adams Pavilion was a huge success. The event was sponsored and staffed by board members of Healthy Visions, a 23-year-old, nonprofit agency that helps youth build better and safer relationships using cell phones, internet, social networking, texting and other cyber technologies. City Escape began with cocktails and appetizers at Mount Adams Pavilion. Each attendee received a “date activity” with a minimum value of $40 up to a

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Pavilion and strengthen the relationships we already have by enjoying an evening on the town using the surprise date in our gift bag,” said Justin Wilkey, chairman of City Escape. “We were delighted with the turnout for this new event and pleased with the $6,500 we raised for our Tech Effect program that reaches 4,000 students in Greater Cincinnati,” said Wilkey/ All proceeds benefited Healthy Visions Tech Effect, a program that teaches youth how to have safe, responsible usage of cyber technology.


Montgomery Woman’s Club Inc. is hosting the Montgomery Woman’s Club Town Hall Lecture Series Thursday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. at Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; and at 8 p.m. at Sycamore Junior High School, 5757 Cooper Road, Montgomery. The event is with author and family humorist Lori Borgman. The cost is $35. Registration is required.

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itary justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics. Mack is the son of Daniel J. Mack and Theresa M. Marie, he is a 2007 graduate of Sycamore High School.



From left are: Stace Millburg of Montgomery, principal, Arlington Heights Academy; Lucas Cole of Oakley, chief operating officer, Mindbox Studios; Kelley Long of downtown, principal, Kelley Long Financial Coaching, and Justin Wilkey of Pleasant Ridge, engineer, Procter & Gamble.

Nicholas F. Cianciolo has received an Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) four-year college scholarship the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington. Acceptance of the scholarship signifies the cadet’s desire to be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army after graduating from the university and completing the ROTC program. ROTC cadets receive military leadership training to serve with distinction as an officer in the Army, both in and out of uniform. The four-year scholarships are awarded through a highly competitive national selection process, and pay up to $16,000 a year for tuition and education fees, a $600 book allowance, and a tax-free monthly subsistence allowance of $300$500 a month for up to 10 months during the effective scholarship period. ROTC scholarship graduates incur an eight year military service obligation in the Army, which can be served either on active duty and/or in the Reserve Components. Cianciolo is the son of John A. and Mary Ann Cianciolo, he is a 2009 graduate of Sycamore High School.


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November 18, 2009


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Raymond R. Jones

Raymond Jones, 87, of Sycamore Township, died Nov. 5. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a foreman for National Lead Co. He is survived by his daughters Judith Ann MacKnight and Carole Jane Baginski, and grandchildren Robert, Kathryn MacKnight, Daniel, Grant and Kelley Baginski. Preceded in death by his wife Ruth Ann Jones. Services were held privately. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

Joseph Reinhold Stercz

Joseph Reinhold Stercz, 57, of Blue Ash died Nov. 10. Survived by father, Joseph Stercz; wife, Ricki Collins; step-mother, Rosemary Stercz; and brother, Richard Stercz. Preceded in death by mother, Anna (nee Stummer) Stercz. Services were Nov. 14 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. Memorials to: The Wellness Center, 4918 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Drive, drug abuse instruments at Eastbound Interstate 275, Nov. 2. Joshua D. Webb, 27, 1821 Parrish Ave., possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia at Eastbound Interstate 275, Oct. 30.


Donta J. Lawrence, 18, 2533 Losantiville Ave., theft at 4150 Hunt Road, Nov. 4. Gregory P. Schmidt, 49, 11 W. Mechanic St., open container prohibited at Kenwood Road and Bell Avenue, Nov. 6. Johnthan R. Wertenberger, 30, 4884 Hunt Road No. 109, dogs/animals running at large, dangerous and vicious dogs-pen requirements at 4900 Hunt Road, Nov. 3.

Incidents/investigations Animal complaints

A woman said her neighbor’s dog constantly barks at her and causes a disturbance at 10904 Windhaven Court, Oct. 1.


Someone forged a check to Alamo Electronics to buy a large flat panel television at 9572 Montgomery Road, Nov. 2.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Someone broke the rear glass door of a house, $300 damage, and took Fifth Third Bank checks and an HP laptop, value $900 at 11062 Sycamore GroveLane, Nov. 5. A man said someone took a Sentry lock box, value $125 at 4477 Classic Drive, Nov. 7.

Misuse of credit card

A man said someone made an unauthorized charge of $3,333.09 on his credit card at 3027 Arborcreek Drive, Nov. 2.


A man said someone used his Kemba Credit Union card number to make purchases for $1,073 and $31 at 10750 Deerfield Road, Nov. 4.

Petty theft

A woman said someone took a wheel barrow, value $50, and a lawn cart, value $200 at 6251 Donjoy Drive, Nov. 4. Someone took a plastic container of gasoline, value $5, from Mount Orab Auto Sales at 7023 Cornell Road, Nov. 8.

Theft, breaking and entering

A woman said someone gained entry through a rear door and took $10 in coins at 7955 Shelldale Way, Nov. 2.



At Montgomery Road at Main Street, Nov. 4.

A woman said someone took an Ohio license plate, DRMOM, from her vehicle at 9555 Plainfield Road, Nov. 7.





Joshua Deangelis, 20, 8606 Pine Road, criminal damaging at 8606

Timothy H. Shields, 31, 10 Iroquois

Pine Road, Oct. 23. Bradford Henry, 33, 8664 Shagbrook, domestic violence at 8664 Shagbark Drive, Oct. 23. John West, 42, 8554 Plainfield Road, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 8409 Beech Ave., Oct. 23. Anthony Dukes, 43, 3022 Bens Ave., theft, assault at 7875 Montgomery, Oct. 26.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Reported at 8606 Pine Road, Oct. 23.

Tampering with coin machines

Reported at 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Oct. 26.


GPS valued at $200 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Oct. 15. GPS, tray, containers valued at $350 removed from vehicle at 8684 Eldora Drive, Oct. 15. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Oct. 17. Jewelry valued at $6,350 removed from residence at 7320 Quailhollow Road, Oct. 16. Rototiller valued at $200 removed from garage at 8130 Kemper Ridge Court, Oct. 25. Motor vehicle removed at 7501 School Road, Oct. 25. $20 in merchandise removed at 4060 E. Galbraith Road, Oct. 23. Computer valued at $999 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Oct. 23. Attempt made at 7500 Kenwood Road, Oct. 23. Perfume valued at $512 removed at

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Theft, criminal damaging

Game console, games, DVD valued at $600 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Oct. 13.

Unauthorized use of a vehicle

Vehicle used without consent at 8068 Hosbrook Road, Oct. 1.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Juvenile female, 15, theft at 9156 Union Cemetery Road, Oct. 11. David Atwood, 58, 3305 North Bend Road, theft, obstruction of official business at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Oct. 10. Timothy James, 35, 3004 Brent Drive, complicity at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Oct. 10. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Oct. 9. Juvenile female, 15, theft at 9201 Fields Ertel Road, Oct. 9. Bryan Miller, 38, 8896 Woolstone Court, assault at 8850 Governors Hill Drive, Oct. 11. Charlie Harmon, 31, 1730 Parsons Ave., theft at 12114 Mason Road, Oct. 21. Kara Rhein, 20, 7900 Hackney Circle, underage consumption, disorderly conduct at 8969 Fields Ertel Road, Oct. 27.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Attempt made at 8770 Wales Drive, Oct. 16.


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Forgery, theft, misuse of credit cards Checks removed and forged at 12145 Brisben, Oct. 26.

Identity fraud

Reported at 8947 Roan Lane, Oct. 19.


Reported at 12121 Montgomery Road, Oct. 9.

Misuse of credit card

reported at 8974 Terwilligersview Court, Oct. 18.


Reported at 9093 Union Cemetery Road, Oct. 8. Vehicle entered and stereo and currency valued at $840 removed at 12130 Sycamore Terrace, Oct. 12. Vehicle entered and laptop, cameras, Ipod, equipment valued at $3,360 removed at 8870 Governors Hill Drive, Oct. 11. GPS, camera, credit cards of unknown value removed at 8850 Governors Hill Drive, Oct. 12. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 12184 Mason Road, Oct. 25. $100 removed at 10708 Loveland Madeira Road, Oct. 22. Cashbox valued at $2,180 removed at 12075 Timberlake Drive, Oct. 22.

About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Alexander L. & Nancy M. to National Residential Nominee Services Inc.; $720,000. 9595 Creekside Drive: Kolberg Nora L. to Mefford Greg; $157,000.

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Feature of the Week


Vehicle damaged by cart at 9570 Fields Ertel Road, Oct. 25.

Travel & Resort Directory

Bed & Breakfast

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…

Terwilligers Wood Court, Oct. 10.

Criminal damaging

BONITA SPRINGS. Weekly, monthly, seasonal condo rentals. Beautiful 1 br across from beach, 2 br at Bonita Bay w/shuttle to beach, 3 br on golf course. 513-779-3936

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GATLINBURG Festival of Lights Luxury cabins on trout streams. 4 nts/$333.33 • 5 nts/$444.44 (excludes holidays). Decorated for Christmas! 800-404-3370 Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

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