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2, 2009

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New lights for holidays

Volume 82 Number 49 © 2009 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Columns moved

Father Lou and Rita Heikenfeld, along with our weekly Things to Do in Your Neighborhood have moved – but just for this week. In order to preview the boys high school basketball season, we have moved Father Lou to B5, Rita to B6 and the calendar to B4. They will be back in their normal place next week.

Caring neighbors

By Kurt Backscheider

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 Price Hill Press 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 memral@ communitypress.com, or by regular mail to Marc Emral, Community Press, 5556 Cheviot Road, Cincinnati, OH 45247. Include your name, address and phone number, as well as their name and contact information.

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Elder running back Ben Coffaro rushes during the fourth quarter of the state Division I semifinal game Saturday. Elder fell one game short of returning to the state title game losing 24-20 to Hilliard Davidson. See more on B1

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Doug Jaeger enjoys watching fathers working with their sons and striving for the higher things. The Elder High School alumnus never forgot his high school’s motto – Altiora, a Latin phrase meaning “the higher things.” Taking the meaning of the school’s motto to heart, Jaeger and several other members of the Elder Spiritual Boosters made sure families in Price Hill who could use a little help didn’t have to go without on Thanksgiving. The spiritual boosters, a group formed in 2004 under the leadership of Elder’s campus minister Roger Auer and alumnus Tom Aug, organized the preparation and delivery of 25 turkey dinners for needy families in the community on Wednesday, Nov. 25. “Elder has a booster club for everything,” Aug said. “We established this one because we wanted to help foster the spiritual development of the students in any way we can.” Jaeger said the group works with fathers of Elder freshmen, and gets them involved in projects which help fathers and sons work together while also giving back to the community. He said the turkey dinner event brought together 10 father-son pairs. Fathers fried turkeys while

KURT BACKSCHEIDER/STAFF

From left, Elder High School freshmen Kevin Leugers, Andy Meyer and Scott Maurer look on as their classmate, Connor Warman, pulls freshly baked pumpkin pies from the oven. The Elder Spiritual Boosters organized the preparation of 25 turkey dinners for families in need in Price Hill, and the students baked pies to include in the box dinners. their freshmen sons baked pumpkin pies and packed boxes full of stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, turkey gravy and dinner rolls. When the turkeys were cooked, the birds were added to the boxes and a father-son team delivered the package to one of the families on a referral list from the Holy Family Food Pantry. “All the families are extremely grateful,” Jaeger said. “When the boys see how appreciative the families are, I think it opens their eyes and shows them there is more to life

than what goes on here at school.” He said the turkey dinner project is only one of the programs the spiritual boosters will organize this year to help fathers become more involved in the spiritual aspect of their sons’ lives. Elder freshman Scott Maurer said he enjoyed working alongside his father to give back to the community. “Our teachers are always telling us that everything you put in will come back to you,” he said. “I think that’s true. It’s a very rewarding feeling.”

In preparation for the Holiday on the Hill festivities and this holiday season, Price Hill residents and business owners pitched in to shed some light on the neighborhood and create a little joy. Neighbors and business owners joined volunteers from SECO Electric Co. Inc. and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 212 to decorate the trees in the Warsaw and Glenway avenue business districts with holiday lights as part of a project sponsored by Price Hill Will. Diana Vakharia, director of community organizing for Price Hill Will, said nearly 200 strands of solar-powered LED lights – about 10,000 bulbs – were recently hung to illuminate the trees in the business district from Grand Avenue to Seton Avenue. “The idea of trying out solarpowered lights originated in a meeting of Price Hill Will Beautification Community Action Team,” she said. “Price Hill will be the first Cincinnati neighborhood to take this approach and the hope is that the creativity and scale of the project will attract the attention of investors to the East Price Hill business corridor, adding to Price Hill Will’s existing economic development initiatives.” Vakharia said the beautification team particularly hopes to lure service industry and retail ventures to the business district. Emily Horning, a community organizer for Price Hill Will, said for many neighbors the twinkling lights during the winter season also brings a bit of joy that may otherwise be hard to find, and she appreciates all the volunteers who helped hang the lights and create a mood of care and thoughtfulness. “The efforts of the community, gathering around the intent of this glowing project, put the wheels into motion for our first attempt at lighting our neighborhood,” Horning said. “We should be very proud of this volunteer accomplishment. Not only did we bring holiday cheer to Price Hill, but at the same time we went out on a limb with a conscious approach to using less energy to do so.” She said the green effort is important because it enables the community to sustain these sometimes costly extra special perks.


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The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., presents the holiday classic, “Miracle on 34th Street,” from Thursday, Dec. 3 through Sunday, Dec. 20. A young girl’s belief in Santa Claus and the magic of the holiday is at stake in a climactic courtroom decision in this hilarious, tender and charming show for the entire family. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m.

on Sundays. There is a special performance at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16. Tickets are $21 for adults and $19 for senior citizens and students. Tickets may be purchased Online at www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com, or by calling the box office at 241-6550.

High School’s Performance Hall. The concert features performances by Seton and Elder vocal and instrumental groups. Tickets are available at www.setoncincinnati.org, or by calling 471-2600, extension 132.

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The Cincinnati Police Department’s Citizens on Patrol Program announced there will be a volunteer training session the weekend of Friday, Dec. 12 and Saturday, Dec. 13. This special weekend training session will consist of a two-day program running from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days at the Cincinnati Police Academy in Lower Price Hill.

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A holiday double feature is being presented by the Seton-Elder Drama Club on Saturday, Dec. 19, at Seton High School. The double feature includes “CSI: Christmas Scene Investigators” and “Merry Christmas Charlie Brown.” Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Seton Commons with a cast meet and greet, followed by the performance at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s theater. All children and grade school students are admitted free. Adult tickets are available at the door for $6.

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Once completed, volunteers will then be able to join one of the many active Citizens on Patrol units throughout the city. Members patrol their neighborhoods, acting as the eyes and ears for police by concentrating around problem areas and helping increase visibility. The mere presence of Citizens on Patrol units helps deter crime and increase police visibility to the general public. There is no cost to participate and all citizens are encouraged to apply. The deadline for applying is Saturday, Dec. 5. For more information, or to apply, call 352-3533.

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Evening classes are available for December at Elder High School’s Tech-reach lab. Classes include computer basics, Internet basics, Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint and Word. All classes begin at 6 p.m. and are held on various nights throughout the week. For more information, contact Nancy Kinross at 9213744, extension 3636.

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In an attempt to keep citizens safe during this holiday season, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Patrol Division will be activating its Special Deputy Unit to provide high visibility patrols at various shopping centers in the county’s unincorporated areas until Christmas Eve. The patrols will operate in the evening hours each day. The Special Deputy Unit is comprised of dedicated individuals who desire to provide voluntary public service to the Sheriff’s Office. Each Special Deputy has attended and graduated from the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy and is a certified peace officer with full arrest powers. This is a service the Sheriff’s Office is able to provide citizens without cost to the taxpayers of Hamilton County.

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Seton High School hosts family Christmas events Seton High School hosts the Holiday on the Hill Tree Lighting on the front lawn at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, followed by the Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Seton Performance Theatre. The lighting and the orchestra, Metropolitan Singers and Children’s Chorus events are free. Seton, Volunteers of America Action Team and Holiday on the Hill host a Children’s Holiday Fair on

Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9 – 11 a.m. in the Seton Commons. This free family event features crafts, cookies and of course, pictures with Santa! The Seton-Elder Performing Arts Series Christmas Concert is Saturday, Dec. 12, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 13, at 3 p.m. The concert features performances by Seton and Elder vocal and instrumental groups. Tickets are available at www.setoncincinnati.org or call 471-2600,

Ext. 132. On Saturday Dec. 19, the Seton-Elder Drama Club presents a holiday double feature: CSI – Christmas Scene Investigators and Merry Christmas Charlie Brown. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons with the cast meet and greet followed by the performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Seton Theatre. All children and grade school students are admitted free, adult tickets are available at the door for $6.

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Light the Hill, 6-7 p.m., at Seton High School. The Elder and Seton Singers will begin performing at 6 p.m. on Seton’s front lawn. U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus will light the Christmas tree at 6:15 p.m. Dunham Recreation Center will have crafts for children, and free hot chocolate, coffee and desserts at 6:30 p.m. The Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra will perform a

free concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Seton Performance Hall. Dunham Recreation Center will host a Pre-Princess Party for 3- to 5-year-olds at 6 p.m. The cost is $3 per child. The Sunset Players will perform “Cinderella” at 7 p.m., at the Dunham Arts Buildin g . Call 5884988. (Through Dec. 6) The Covedale Center f o r t h e P e r f o r m i n g Arts presents “Miracle on 34th Street” at 8 p.m. Call 2418165. (Through Dec. 6) Cincinnati Christian University Dinner Theater will perform “Changed by a Baby” at 6:30 p.m. Call 244-8165.

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Elder High School Schaeper Center becomes a music venue from 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Price Hill Recreation Center will host Breakfast with Santa, basket raffles and bingo from 8-11 a.m. The Sunset Players will perform “Cinderella” at 2 p.m., at the Dunham Arts Building. Call 588-4988. Christmas ornament making takes place at The Women’s Connection from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Price Hill Historical Society will have an open house and cookies with Santa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Covedale Branch Library hosts Rufus the Holiday Reading Dog from 11 a.m. to noon; holiday button making from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Drinks & Desserts from 10 a.m. to noon. Eagle’s Wings Choir will perform at 10:30 a.m. at the

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Elders High School drive brings cheer For more than 25 years, Elder High School has sponsored a Food and Toy Drive in December which provides Christmas for more than 245 area families. For several weeks prior to the holidays, the Elder community collects food and toys. Those items are then boxed to meet the needs of families whose names have been provided by five service agencies in the area. Those agencies are Santa Maria/East Price Hill, Santa Maria/Sedamsville, St. Michael’s, The Contact Center in Over-the-Rhine, and Mercy Home Program in Walnut Hills. Each family receives a turkey or ham, other food items, and toys appropriate

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This year’s Elder mug, sales of which helped the school buy food and toys for the Christmas season. to the ages of the children. Mark Klusman, Elder alum and faculty member, has been involved in the drive since it began. He delivers the food and toys directly to homes. “People are so genuinely thankful,” he said.

Each year, he takes a couple of students with him. Delivering the packages to homes provides teachable moments for the students. Students see what life is like for others within their community. ”Like most things in life, you can’t appreciate what you have until you realize what others do without,” Klusman said. To raise additional funds to purchase food and toys, several businesses are selling Christmas mugs. Mugs are $5 each and 100 percent of the proceeds goes to the Food and Toy Drive. Mugs may be purchased at Baron Engraving, Grote Barber Shop, Price Hill Chili, the Elder Spirit Store and the Elder Alumni Office.

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Church busybody (Cora Read of Price Hill, far left) has plenty of advice for the ministry staff as they prepare for Christmas in the new play debuting Dec. 2-5 at Cincinnati Christian University in Price Hill. Also pictured, from left, are: Josh Rutledge of Cincinnati, Josh Travis of Alexandria, Ky., Julie Baker of Delhi, and Brandon Weiss of Colerain Township. choirs and the Christmas Dinner Theater orchestra, under the direction of music professor Gary Gregory of Delhi Township. Tickets are $28 which includes a complete dinner buffet with beef and ham carving stations as well as

other meat, side dish and dessert choices. Free parking is also provided. Purchase tickets and select seats online at www.CCUniversity.edu/cdt. For more information call 244-8165, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Bicentennial year closes with two events By Kurt Backscheider kbackscheider@communitypress.com

It’s been a busy year celebrating two centuries of community in Green Township. Now only two more events remain. The first is the Family Winterfest from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road. Admission is free. The old-fashioned family event will feature free hot chocolate courtesy of Huntington Bank, free photo-

graphs with Santa Claus and story time with Mrs. Claus. Children will also be able to decorate cookies and ornaments, and get an up close look at two real live reindeer. Carolers from Oak Hills High School and Oakdale Elementary School will perform as well, and the evening also includes the lighting of the Bicentennial Tree. After the holidays, the Bicentennial evergreen tree will be planted at the new Diehl Road Park. A free shuttle bus will be

available from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the Green Township Administration Building, 6303 Harrison Ave. The final bicentennial event is the Winterfest Ball from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, in the main ballroom at Nathanael Greene Lodge. The ball is black tie optional, and anyone who would like to attend in period dress is welcome to do so. Tickets are $50 per couple or $30 each, and are available by calling 5744848.

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Helping deliver toys for Elder High School were, from left, Sophomore Cameron Kelley, senior Pete Bachman, and 2009 graduate Chris Goins.

Cincinnati Christian University presents “Changed by a Baby,” in a dinner theater setting Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 2-5. Produced by the school’s music & worship department and the theater organization, the student musical theater production will have a dinner served at 6 p.m. and curtain at 6:30 p.m. at the school, 2700 Glenway Ave. “Christmas Dinner Theater is a great start to the Christmas season,” said Producer Brenda Lang, music professor at CCU and Delhi resident. “This is a family-oriented show, and our guests will get to know our students as they see them doing everything from performing to serving.” The original drama, “Changed by a Baby,” was written by Paul Friskney of Covedale, communication arts professor at CCU. Live Christmas music of varied styles is performed throughout the play by the CCU


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HONOR ROLLS Oak Hills High School

The follwoing students were inadvertently left off the honor roll list:

Freshmen

Highest honors: Colin Devine, Jacob Finkbeiner, Brooke Hater, Emily Hinton, Kellie Marshall and Kristen Petronio. High honors: Ashley Amend, Corinne Baum, Danielle Bestfelt, Emily Brannon, Alexis

Crosby, Simon Gamel, Hannah Inman, Madison Jasper, Michelle Jennrich, Leah Kathmann, Trisha Kellogg, Kathleen Licht, Joseph Moster, Kelley Murray, Andrew Richardson, Connor Sullivan, Emily Volz and Mara Witsken. Honors: Cara Davenport, Giuseppina Hoehn, Tanner Howell, Dakota Kathman, Ashley Keppel, Samuel Kisakye, Amanda Koppers, Justin Lange, Ashley Makin, Robert Saylor, Kaitlyn Stenger and Kara Warman.

Sophomores

High honors: Madison Paul, Lauren Sommer and Markus Sullen.

Juniors

High honors: Brooke Hutchinson and Molly Mersmann. Honors: Steven Crespo and Emily Gooch.

Seniors

High honors: Brendan Elchynski. Honors: Kelsey Howard and Breann Krier.

HONOR ROLL St. Dominic School

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Katelyn Barnes received an Academic Honor Award for the first quarter of the 20092010 school year. The Academic Honor Award recognizes students in fourth through sixth grades. Barnes’ name was left off a previously published list of award recipients.

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Seventeen senior advanced art students have their work on display at The Art Academy of Cincinnati through Dec. 18. Max Bischoff, Emily Gibbemeyer, Brendan Haehnle, Alaina Hartman, Paige Hater, Emily Hill, Cindy Hover, Ian Ireland, Krystal Kaiser,

Devon Klumb, David Lambrinides, Morgan Laumann, Emily McNamara, Katie Osborn, Maria Tedesco, Kristy Uhlhorn and Lauren Walters are in the school’s studio art advanced placement drawing and 2D design classes. AAC instructors juried the students’ work for the show. The AAC is at 1212 Jackson St. in Over-the-Rhine.

Seton High School junior Katie Fisher received a full scholarship to study at Cambridge University, England, in the Oxbridge Academic Program this summer.

Fisher spends month studying at Cambridge

Seton High School junior Katie Fisher spent a month in England studying at Cambridge University. Fisher received a full-ride scholarship to participate in the university’s Oxbridge Academic Program, a highly competitive, month-long program that accepts only 250 students from around the world. She was one of 18 to receive a scholarship. “Katie is an exceptional student who works hard and loves to learn. Her commitment to her studies is commendable. We are very proud of her, she is well-suited for this internationally renowned program and certainly deserving of this scholarship,” said Sister Patricia Cruise, S.C., Seton president. While at Oxbridge, Fisher studied zoology and sports medicine. Most of the zoology courses were held outside in natural habitats where students studied behavior and diversity of animal forms. “We participated in a variety of experiments that were both eye opening and awesome,” said Fisher. “The hands-on experience was very educational and fun.” In the sports medicine class, Fisher explored the scientific foundations of athletic performance, excellence, injury and recovery. “My anatomy class at Seton gave me the necessary background to excel in this class at Cambridge. The material we covered was a continuation of the curriculum I studied sophomore

year,” she said. Fisher was instructed by an international faculty including Gates and Marshall Scholars, as well as creative professionals from London and all over the world. Her daily schedule combined intellectual and curricular adventure, cultural enrichment, guest speakers, field trips, activities and sports. Participants stayed in dorms at Cambridge, attending classes Monday through Saturday and working on group projects, homework and research reports. In the evenings and during free time, Fisher toured the city of Cambridge and explored the surrounding areas. “I spent a day in London with some of the other participants, touring the city. Big Ben was one of my favorite stops, but I was pretty amazed by the bridges, Westminster and Buckingham Palace,” she said. She also spent time in Canterbury. “I made so many new friends. It was very eye-opening learning about other cultures and working side-by-side people from other countries. I now have friends in Hong Kong, Puerto Rico and New York who I still talk with all the time over the Internet,” she said. “I learned so much at Cambridge in class, but I also had an unbelievable experience living in a foreign country by myself for a month. It was amazing, something I will never forget!”

Excellent administrators

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Sam Schloemer of the state board of education recently presented an excellent with distinction banner to the Oak Hills Local School District’s administrative team. Oak Hills is celebrating eight straight years of excellent ratings. This is the first year the district has been rated excellent with distinction. Pictured from front left are Jay Kemen and Tracy Pirkle; second row, Treasurer Ronda Johnson, Sharon Wood, Sandy Bauman, Sam Schloemer, and Superintendent Todd Yohey; third row, Jeff Langdon and Robert Sehlhorst. Not pictured are Michael Amos and Sonny Tudor.

New keys

St. Teresa of Avila students David Datillo, Connor Bareswilt, Natalie Lambers, Tina Kahny and Claire Driehaus practice on the new keyboards in music class. The classroom now has 10 keyboards, a digital piano and an acoustic piano for the students to use. PROVIDED

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Red, white and blue

Students at St. Dominic School celebrated Veterans Day by wearing the colors of the American flag. Pictured are the Redder sisters, kindergartener Julia, left, and first-grader Emily, with physical education teacher Jan McReynolds.


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Last week’s question

Compared to last year, do you plan to spend more or less on gifts this holiday season? “Happily, I am gainfully employed once again after being laid off in March, but I am not making the salary that I once was – I will be spending less.” C.A.S.

Next question Do you think DUI checkpoints, set up by police during the holidays, are effective? Why or why not? Every week The Community Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answer to westnews@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line.

“In answer to the question, I plan on spending a bit more. Now, my husband plans on us spending a bit less. I’ve already been shopping online. So far, I’ve gotten just family gifts but I don’t have much to buy. I’ve gotten free shipping on everything so far.” M.E.

doing that after Sept. 11, 2001. There are defining moments in all our lives to make us grow up and be responsible for ourselves and our families… that day did it for me! God Bless everyone this Christmas especially those in the military!” L.D.

“Probably about the same. However, some items are more expensive this year.” B.N.

“I always have a Christmas Club so each year I give about the same to all the kiddies in the form of money this way they can buy what they want, no worrying about take backs. So this year’s spending will be about the same as last year.” L.S.

“We will likely not spend more than we did last Christmas. However, we will not cut our spending by an arbitrary amount or rate. We will endeavor to find gifts of the same quality as last Christmas, but will make a greater effort than in past years to find the sales, discounts, etc. Purchases at “regular” pricing will be very limited.” T.M. “Even though I have been unemployed a year and a half I plan on spending about the same. I can do this because I did save for the rainy day. I did put away for the unexpected and I started

“Well, we planned to spend a lot less this year, but we’ve already passed that. While we are not buying as much, the things we picked out cost more. I’d rather spend more on one item, but get what they want, rather than have them return things. We’ve also expanded our family this year to include boyfriends and a grandson. Happy Holidays.” C.D.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Animals/ Nature

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 5597752, or e-mail volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.org, or visit www.cincinnatizoo.org. Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays through November. For a complete list visit www.grailville.org or call 683-2340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Call 3242873 or e-mail schoolgarden@fuse.net, or visit www.grannysgardenschool.com. GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit www.ggrand.org. E-mail www.cincygrrand@yahoo.com. League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter, needs volunteers 16 and older to help socialize cats and 18 and older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to

the public. Visit www.tristatecart.com for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373.

Education

Bethel Branch Library, 611 West Plane St., Bethel. Help elementary-aged students with their reading skills after school at the library. For more information or to register for the program, call the library at 2480700. Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621-READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, jdressing@lngc.org. Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 6733334 (cell) or e-mail mentor@clermont2020.org for more information. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 542-0195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have one-on-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at burnett.gina@wintonwoods.org or 619-2301. YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or e-mail melittasmi@countrysideymca.org. To submit your volunteer needs for this column, either e-mail areeves@communitypress.com, fax 248-1938, or mail the information to: Volunteers, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH, 45140.

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Five generations

Five generations of one family recently gathered for a family photo. Pictured from front left are Peggy Rasnake of Delhi Township and Virginia McMillan of Abingdon, Va.; second row, Daniel Aaron Rasnake, Daniel Aaron Rasnake Jr. and Danny Rasnake, all of Harrison.

Library sessions help job seekers A series of workshops will be held at various Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County locations to help job seekers. Topics include interviewing tips and techniques, how to research prospective employers using the Library’s databases, and the basics of resume writing. For more information about jobs and career resources available at the Public Library, visit www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Sessions are: • Resum´ 101 – 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at Delhi Township branch library, 5095 Foley Road, 369-6019; and 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at Madeira branch, 7200 Miami Ave., 3696028. Learn the basics of putting your resume together from scratch of give your existing resume a boost with SuperJobs Center staff. Registration is required. • Interview Tips and Techniques – 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at Corryville branch, 2802 Vine St.

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Andrea Ellis, of Colerain Township, from the Library’s Human Resource Department will offer job seekers interviewing tips and techniques at the Corryville Branch Library on Thursday, Dec. 10. Learn effective tips and techniques to help you ace the interview and win the job! Participants will also learn about the importance of thank you letters, networking, and informational interviewing. ´ Presented by Andrea Ellis from the Human Resources Department of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Registration required. Call 369-

Delhi resident in ‘Holiday Follies’ Delhi Township resident Christine Oswald will appear as an elf in “Holiday Follies” with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. The production is Dec. 4 through Dec. 6, Dec. 12 and Dec. 13 at the Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St. Oswald, a St. Dominic School eighth-grader, is in her second season with The Children’s Theatre. She enjoys taking dance classes at the Miracle Dance Theatre. Oswald also has participated in Ecole Classique’s summer theater program for two years and the past two summers participated in The Children’s Theatre’s STAR Program. In “Holiday Follies,” a holiday tour bus full of musical performers is stranded in a snow bank until

Santa, Frosty and friends come to the rescue. Holiday Follies is ideal for family with children ages 4 and older. Show Oswald times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13, and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12. Single tickets for each production are $20, $18 and $7, and are available by calling 569-8080, ext. 10, or visiting www.livenation.com. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati also will present week-

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day performances of “Holiday Follies” for students. Ticket prices are $7 per student with one free adult admission for every 15 students. School performances are during the daytime hours Dec. 4 and Dec. 8 through Dec. 11. Call Pam Young at 569-8080, ext. 13. Study Guides are available online at www.thechildrenstheatre.com. There also will be a Breakfast with Santa at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. Join The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati for a holiday breakfast, music, crafts, and a visit from Santa and his elves. Tickets are $40, including a ticket to the show, or $25 for breakfast only. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 569-8080, ext. 13.

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BRIEFLY This week in bowling

Seton High School girls beat Roger Bacon 2,483 to 1,555, in their first game of the season, Nov. 23. Seton senior Nicole Kettler rolled a 415.

All-conference

Elder High School graduates Tyler Owens, a junior, and Jay Volker, a sophomore, both defensive linemen for Thomas More College, were recently named to the AllPresidents’ Athletic Conference First Team. Elder graduate and freshman defensive back Zach Autenrieb, was also named to the First Team. Thomas More junior defensive back Aaron Monk, also an Elder grad, was named to the Second Team.

Soccer all stars

Recently named to the AllPresidents’ Athletic Conference First Team from the Thomas More College women’s soccer team are Seton High School graduate and senior Kaitlyn Cohen. Seton graduate and senior Jenna Kramer and Mercy High School graduate and junior Angie Kersting were named to the Second Team. Oak Hills High School graduate and senior Stacey Knapp was named Honorable Mention.

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Elder ends historic decade with loss By Tony Meale tmeale@communitypress.com

Elder High School’s Tim O’Conner crouched like a catcher and clutched his helmet with both hands, his head sunken in a sea of sorrow. Even for a senior assured of a collegiate career – O’Conner has verbally committed to Indiana University – the pain of losing his last high school football game was too much to bear. “I feel bad for our seniors; they held this team together,” Elder head coach Doug Ramsey said. “I really wish we had a chance to get back to Canton.” But instead, the Panthers, which were seeking their fourth state-title-game appearance this decade and their second in as many seasons, fell 24-20 to Hilliard Davidson in the Division I State Semifinal at Welcome Stadium Nov. 28. “(Davidson) made a couple more plays than we did,” Ramsey said. “Defen-

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Elder junior Jacob Lindsey (33) forces a fumble against Hilliard Davidson. sively we just couldn’t get off the field.” The Wildcats trailed 2017 in the fourth quarter but drove 80 yards in less than three minutes to score the game-winning touchdown with 33.7 seconds left. During that drive, Davidson, which until that point hadn’t attempted a single throw, completed two passes for 43 yards. On the first play of

Second team

Oak Hills High School graduate Kevin McGowan, a senior back on the Ohio Wesleyan University men’s soccer team, was recently named to the All-North Coast Athletic Second Team. McGowan was part of a Bishop backfield that helped Ohio Wesleyan allow only two goals in 19 games during the regular season to establish an NCAA all-divisions record. McGowan was a starting defender for the Bishops. He was a first-team All-NCAC selection in 2008 and a second-team pick in 2007.

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Tim O’Conner (3) is comforted by seniors Jake Fishburn (21) and quarterback Mark Miller (16) after Elder’s loss in the state semifinal.

Saints take bridge

The 10th-ranked Thomas More College football team defeated 17th-ranked and across-the River rival, the College of Mount St. Joseph, 42-10 Nov. 14, in Bridge Bowl XIV at Schueler Field. With the win the Saints improve to 10-0 for the fourth time in school history. Thomas More led 14-7 after one quarter 21-17 at half and 35-17 after three quarters. Thomas More senior tight end Jeff Brinck, an Elder High School graduate, caught an eight-yard touchdown pass from Stellman with 1:25 to play in the first half and Zink added the PAT. Freshman linebacker Nick Gramke, an Elder grad, finished with nine tackles.

Running at regionals

The Thomas More College men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the NCAA Division III South/Southeast Regional meet Nov. 14 at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. The women’s team finished 19th with 499 points and the men's team finished 24th with 678 points. Rounding out the Saints’ runners were junior Rachel Krumpelbeck, a Seton High School graduate, in 136th place with a time of 28:50.

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Elder’s final possession, senior quarterback Mark Miller had a twice-tipped pass get picked off to end the game. Davidson advances to play Cleveland Glenville in the state finals Dec. 5. Elder, which finishes 103, had an emotional roller coaster of a season. They entered the year with a topfive national ranking in several polls and started 5-0, including a 20-7 win over Colerain at The Pit that was aired on ESPN. The Panthers, however, incurred injuries to O’Conner (broken wrist) and offensive lineman Pete Bachman (broken leg) in back-to-back games and lost to league rivals St. Xavier and Moeller in consecutive weeks. Yet Elder closed the regular season with wins over Columbus St. Francis DeSales and Western Hills, as O’Conner returned from injury to fuel a playoff run. The Panthers defeated Huber Heights Wayne, avenged a loss to St. Xavier and held off a pesky Ander-

Elder seniors Alex Welch, left, and Tim O’Conner, right, hang their heads following the Panthers’ 24-20 loss to Hilliard Davidson in the Division I State Semifinal at Welcome Stadium Nov. 28. son team before falling to Davidson. “No one gave us a chance to do anything, and then we made it to the state semis,” Ramsey said. Although Elder, which fell 28-20 to Cleveland St. Ignatius in the state finals last season, hoped for a chance at redemption, this year’s seniors will have a special place in Panther lore. Since 2008, Elder went 23-5, won two regional titles and a GCL title, and was led by a plethora of standouts, including –

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Elder senior Selby Chidemo returns a kickoff for the Panthers.

among others – O’Conner, Miller, Alex Welch, Erich Vogelsang and Bryan Riestenberg. “What a great group of kids,” Ramsey said. “They’re good kids who had great careers here.” The 2009 squad also concludes an impressive decade for Elder. During the last 10 seasons, the Panthers went 9431 (.752), appeared in six regional-final games, advanced to three state-title games, captured four regional championships and won the first two football state titles in school history. In 2002, Elder became the first Cincinnati school to win a state title since Princeton in 1987. And by winning state in 2003, Elder became the first Cincinnati school to win back-to-back titles since Moeller in 1979 and 1980. “They were part of the winningest decade in our history,” Elder Athletic Director Dave Dabbelt said of this year’s seniors. “They’re going out as winners.”

BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW

Schoenfeld scrambling – in a good way By Tony Meale

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For the second straight year, the Elder High School football team is enjoying a deep postseason run. That only makes Joe Schoenfeld’s job a whole lot harder, as several football players – including Alex Welch, Jacob Lindsey, Erich Vogelsang and Tony Miliano – also play basketball. Football finished weeks ago at most schools, giving two-sport athletes the opportunity to transition from the gridiron to the hardwood. But at Elder, it’s been all football all the time. “We’ve gotten experience with this in past years,” said Schoenfeld, who couldn’t be happier for the football team’s success. “For the guys we have now, we need to keep getting better so we have a good base for the (football) guys com-

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Community Press winter sports overviews include: Girls’ basketball – Nov. 25 Boys’ basketball – Dec. 2 Wrestling – Dec. 9 Swimming – Dec. 16 Bowling/ice hockey/gymnastics – where applicable, Dec. 23

Name Year Pete Bachman 12 Tony Miliano 12 Jordan Murphy 12 Ryan Murphy 12 Steve Newman 12 Erich Vogelsang 12 Alex Welch 12 Chris Blaut 11 Corey Cason 11 Dominic Glatthaar 11 Hudson Klauke 11 Jacob Lindsey 11 Greg Niehaus 11 Ross Tierney 11 Alex Viox 11 David Haley 10

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Elder High School basketball players Ryan Murphy, left, and Jordan Murphy, right, will be counted on to help lead the Panthers this season. ing back.” Faced with the same task last year, the basketball team struggled to a 10-11 overall record and a lastplace finish in the GCLSouth, as several players were thrown into the mix fresh off a loss in the football state finals. This year, however, there is reason for optimism. Senior big man Alex Welch, who missed all of last season due to shoulder surgery, is back. The future Notre Dame tight end was a

second-team all-league performer as a sophomore, when he averaged 8.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. He’ll be joined by three returning starters: Alex Viox, a junior forward who averaged 4.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game and shot nearly 60 percent from the field last year; Ryan Murphy, a senior guard who averaged six points and 1.3 steals and shot 88 percent from the foul line; and the aforementioned Vogelsang,

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who chipped in with five points and 2.4 rebounds a contest. Another key returner is senior guard Steve Newman, a sharpshooter who connected on 50 percent of his three-point attempts last year. “I like our depth,” Schoenfeld said. “I believe we will have a lot of guys who gained experience and learned lessons last year who will contribute positively this season. We have a lot of players who are hungry to improve. “I think we’ll be a smart, tough team that plays hard,” he continued. “We’ll need to be better as a group than we are as individuals.” Schoenfeld hopes his

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Game days Dec. 11 @ Purcell Marian Dec. 15 @ Oak Hills Dec. 18 La Salle Dec. 22 Wilmington Dec. 28-30 @ University School Tournament – TBA Jan. 5 @ Alter Jan. 8 @ St. Xavier Jan. 15 Badin Jan. 16 @ Western Hills Jan. 19 @ Walnut Hills Jan. 22 @ Moeller Jan. 26 @ Roger Bacon Jan. 29 St. Xavier Feb. 2 Aiken Feb. 5 @ La Salle Feb. 9 Carroll Feb. 12 @ McNicholas Feb. 19 Moeller All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. team can improve its Greater Catholic League standing from a year ago, but he is more concerned with how his team progresses during the season. “Obviously we’d love to win the league, and I’m not saying we can’t,” said Schoenfeld, who enters the season with a career record of 277-138 (.667). “But if you can be a really good GCL school and compete – (regardless of where) you finish in the league – you’ll be ready for a tourney run.”


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Highlander seniors take the court By Anthony Amorini aamorini@communitypress.com

Oak Hills High School aims to finish in the top half of the Greater Miami Conference as a trio of returning starters lead the seniorladen Highlanders. The Highlanders finished at 8-13 while taking sixth place in the 10-team GMC last winter.

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Dec. 11 @ Sycamore Dec. 12 Highlands – 8:30 p.m. Dec. 13 @ Buckeye Bluegrass Classic – TBA Dec. 15 Elder Dec. 18 Lakota West Dec. 22 @ Lakota East Dec. 28-29 @ Domino’s Holiday Tournament – TBA Jan. 5 @ Hamilton Jan. 8 Mason Jan. 11 St. Xavier Jan. 15 @ Princeton Jan. 19 @ La Salle Jan. 22 Colerain Jan. 26 @ Middletown Jan. 29 Sycamore Feb. 2 Fairfield Feb. 5 @ Lakota West Feb. 9 Lakota East Feb. 12 Hamilton Feb. 19 @ Mason All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

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Oak Hills finished with a 7-7 record during the final 14 games of the 2008-2009 season after starting at 1-6. The Highlanders posted a record of 6-8 in GMC play. Princeton (25-2, 14-0) won the GMC title en route to an appearance at the Division I State Championship finals. Middletown (19-3, 13-1) took second place in the GMC followed by third-place Mason (14-9, 9-5), fourthplace Lakota West (12-9, 86) and fifth-place Lakota East (13-10, 7-7). “If we can stay healthy, we should have a good season and should finish somewhere in the top half of the always-competitive GMC,” 17th-year head coach Mike Price said via e-mail. “We need to develop more depth as the season progresses. The team should be physical and have good inside play. The six seniors on the team will all contribute and should provide good leadership,” Price added. The Highlander seniors include Riley Kilgore, T.J. Meyer, Kurt Kolish, Charlie Montgomery, Daniel Mogos and Jeremy Wessels. A trio of starters return for

On the team

Name Jeff Brandhorst Riley Kilgore T.J. Meyer Kurt Kolish Josh McMeans Bryan Grote Charlie Montgomery Cory Burgin Jared Vanderpohl Daniel Mogos Nick Rudy Jeremy Wessels Thomas Schneider Chad Streder

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Price including Kolish, Wessels and junior Cory Burgin. Kolish averaged 9.7 points a game last winter. Wessels averaged 3.9 points a game with Burgin averaged 2.3 points a game. Oak Hills lost its top two scorers at the close of last season including 2009 graduates Erik Stephens (11.5 points a game) and Alex Rogers (11.2 points a game). Price also expects to see immediate contributions from junior Chad Streder, junior Thomas Schneider, junior Jared Vanderpohl and sophomore Josh McMeans, the coach said. McMeans is the only sophomore on the Highlanders’ varsity roster. The Highlanders open with a road game against Sycamore at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11. Oak Hills hosts its home opener at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, with a game against Highlands.

St. X returns 4 starters from Sweet 16 team By Tony Meale

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La Salle turns to talented junior class By Anthony Amorini

All games listed above begin at 7:30 p.m. “The (GCL) is good, but it’s not great. It hasn’t been great since the mid-2000s,” Dan said. Though the GCL isn’t as solid form top to bottom as it has been in the past, Dan still made it clear the conference is “without a doubt” the best league in Cincinnati, the coach said.

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The La Salle High School boys’ basketball team will be led by a trio of returning starters (left to right) - juniors Matt Woeste, Brandon Neel and Ryan Fleming.

On the team

No. Name Year Pos. 3 Josh Lemons 10 G 5 Kole Porter 11 G 10 Michael Schmidt 11 G 11 Alex Heusmann 12 G 12 Raymond Claytor 12 C 13 Rodriquez Coleman 11 G 15 Trey Casey 11 G 20 Drew Otten 11 F 21 Matthew Woeste 11 G 23 Brandon Neel 11 F 25 Ryan Fleming 11 G 31 Brett Wiebell 11 F 35 Keenen Gibbs 12 G

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Men’s basketball sign-ups

The Western Sports Mall is conducting a Saturday men’s Rec II and Rec II Plus adult basketball league at Western Sports Mall, starting Saturday, Dec. 12. Deadline to register is Sunday, Dec. 6. Contact Robert Sagers at 451-4900.

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Former Oak Hills High School wrestlers are invited to mark their calendars for a reunion on Dec. 12. It will be held during the Oak HillsElder wresting match, which begins at 7 p.m. Participants should arrive at 6:15 p.m. Wrestling alumni will be admitted free, but they must pre-register by e-mailing Mike Lindsey at lindsey_m@oakhills.hccanet.org.

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, D E C . 3

ART EXHIBITS Selections ’09, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road. Works created by regional high school students selected by their art teachers. Presented by Mount St. Joseph. 244-4314. Delhi Township. BUSINESS MEETINGS

Business Network InternationalBridgetown, 8:30 a.m., Hillebrand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 4320 Bridgetown Road, third-floor conference room. Meets every Thursday. 941-6464; www.bniohio.com. Bridgetown.

COMMUNITY DANCE

Miamitown Square Dance Classes, 7 p.m., Miami Whitewater Township Firehouse, 6736 Ohio 128. Butler Squares and River Squares Square Dance Clubs beginner square dance class for singles and couples. Partners not guaranteed. Donations accepted. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 859-525-7049. Miamitown.

EDUCATION

English for Speakers of Other Languages, 12:45-2:15 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Free child care available. Focuses on practical uses, including English used in daily interactions. Each class includes conversation practice. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 12. West Price Hill.

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES Beginner Card-Making Class, 1-2 p.m., Scrap-Ink, 5515 Bridgetown Road. All supplies provided. Bring adhesive. $8. Reservations required. 503-1042; www.scrapink.com. Green Township. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Women’s Monthly Meet-Ups, 10 a.m.-noon, The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Connecting with others in the community while participating in educational and enrichment activities. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 17; www.thewomensconnection.org. West Price Hill.

FARMERS MARKET

Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.

FESTIVALS

Family Winterfest, 6-9 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road. Oldfashioned family evening with caroling, Santa, hot chocolate, kids’ crafts and lighting of the Bicentennial tree. Presented by Green Township. 574-4848. Green Township.

FOOD & DRINK

EXERCISE CLASSES

Beginners Gentle Ashtanga Yoga, 7-8 p.m., Miami Heights Elementary, 7670 Bridgetown Road, cafeteria. Gentle progression of breathing techniques and postures. Develop moving meditation, build strength and flexibility and relieve stress. Ages 18 and up. $8. Presented by Three Rivers Community Education. 6752725; www.yogabymarietta.com. Miami Township.

FARMERS MARKET

Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 3241 Fiddler’s Green Road. Apples, peaches, plums, pears and vegetables. 574-0663. Green Township.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 4-7 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, 6139 Bridgetown Road. $10. 574-3900; www.bridgetownfinermeats.com. Bridgetown. Fish Fry, 5-7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 485, 29 E. State Road. Carryout available. Benefits Miller Stockum American Legion Post 485. 941-1643. Cleves. Wine Tasting, 3-11 p.m., Henke Winery, $5 seven wines; $1 per pour, choose from 15. 662-9463; www.henkewine.com. Westwood.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Tis the Season, 7:30 p.m., Seton High School, 3901 Glenway Ave., Seton Performance Hall. Holiday music featuring CMO, Children’s Chorus and the Metropolitan Singers. Includes classic and modern holiday selections and audience sing-a-longs. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra. 941-8956; www.gocmo.org. West Price Hill.

Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., Henke Winery, 3077 Harrison Ave. Includes bread basket. $5 seven wines; $1 per pour, choose from 15. 662-9463; www.henkewine.com. Westwood.

MUSIC - ROCK

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ON STAGE - THEATER

Miracle on 34th Street, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave. Stage play based on novel. $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill. Changed by a Baby, 6:30 p.m., Cincinnati Christian University, 2700 Glenway Ave., President’s Hall. Holiday musical. Newlyweds in a new town, with new music ministry and new responsibilities. Story follows their struggles and joys of adjusting. Includes dinner buffet. $28. Presented by Cincinnati Christian University Christmas Dinner Theater. Through Dec. 5. 244-8165; www.ccuniversity.edu/music/cdt. East Price Hill.

The Gamut, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Pirate’s Den, 1935 Anderson Ferry Road. 922-3898. Green Township. Miracle on 34th Street, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill. Cinderella, 7 p.m., Dunham Recreation Center Arts Building, 1945 Dunham Way. Fairy Godmother needs help – she’s out of practice and not certain her magic is going to work properly. Audience participation. $4. Presented by Sunset Players Inc. Through Dec. 13. 588-4988. West Price Hill. Changed by a Baby, 6:30 p.m., Cincinnati Christian University, $28. 244-8165; www.ccuniversity.edu/music/cdt. East Price Hill.

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COMMUNITY DANCE

Bicentennial Ball, 7 p.m., Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road. Music by Pete Wagner Band. Beer, soft drinks and appetizers provided. Black tie optional and period dress welcome. $75, $40 couple. Reservations required. Presented by Green Township. 574-4848. Green Township.

CRAFT SHOWS

Holiday Open House, 1:30-3 p.m., Mercy Franciscan at West Park, 2950 West Park Drive. Crafts, entertainment and refreshments plus campus tours. 451-8900. Westwood.

FARMERS MARKET

Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.

FESTIVALS

St. Bernard Christmas Carnival, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., St. Bernard School and Parish Center, 7115 Springdale Road. Carnival games, secret Santa shop, toy raffle and Mrs. Claus’ Bake Shop. Canned good donation benefits St. Vincent de Paul. Family friendly. Canned good donation requested. Presented by St. Bernard Parent’s Club. 3534224. Colerain Township.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 2-5 p.m., Bridgetown Finer Meats Wine Shop, $10. 5743900; www.bridgetownfinermeats.com. Bridgetown. Wine Tasting, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Henke Winery, $5 seven wines; $1 per pour, choose from 15. 662-9463; www.henkewine.com. Westwood.

HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS

Live Nativity, Noon-4 p.m., Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road. Free hot chocolate and cookies. Includes activities for children inside. Free. 662-4569; www.joycommunitychurch.org. Monfort Heights. Breakfast with Santa Claus, 9 a.m.-noon, Oak Hills High School, 3200 Ebenezer Road. Includes breakfast, visit with Santa, face painting and more. Photos with Santa and ornaments available. $5, $4 with canned good donation. Reservations recommended. Presented by Oak Hills High School Cheerleaders. 922-3392. Green Township.

LITERARY - SIGNINGS

Michael Banks, 2 p.m., Cheviot Branch Library, 3711 Robb Ave. Author discusses and signs “Before Oprah: Ruth Lyons the Woman Who Created Talk TV.” Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6015; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Cheviot.

MUSIC - WORLD

Lagniappe, 10 p.m.-1 a.m., Crow’s Nest, 4544 W. Eighth St., 921-2980. West Price Hill.

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“Miracle on 34th Street” kicks off tonight at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, 4990 Glenway Ave., and runs through Dec. 20. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16. Tickets are $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. For ticket information, visit www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com or call 241-6550. Pictured from left are Kate Glasheen as Doris Walker, Faith Marsh as Susan Walker and Michael Shawn Starks as Fred Gaily. Live Nativity, Noon-4 p.m., Joy Community Church. Free. 662-4569; www.joycommunitychurch.org. Monfort Heights. Sunday with Santa, 1-3 p.m., St. Aloysius Gonzaga School, 4390 Bridgetown Road, gymnasium. Includes pizza lunch, crafts, games, performance from school’s children’s choir and pictures with Santa Claus. Items in child-themed shop priced at $2. Benefits St. Aloysius’ Vacation Bible School. $8 children, $5 adults. 598-6153. Green Township.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Peanut Butter & Jelly Theater, 3-4 p.m., La Salle High School, $8. Reservations recommended. 741-2369; www.lasallehs.net. Green Township.

Technique Savvy, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ScrapInk, 5515 Bridgetown Road. Rubber stamp and paper crafting artists learn more challenging techniques, styles and patterns. $22. 389-0826; www.scrap-ink.com. Green Township.

ON STAGE - THEATER

BUSINESS MEETINGS

Miracle on 34th Street, 2 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill. Cinderella, 2 p.m., Dunham Recreation Center Arts Building, $4. 588-4988. West Price Hill.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Over 55 Dance, 2-5 p.m., Delhi Senior and Community Center, 647 Neeb Road. Nonmembers welcome. Music by Nelson. $5. Presented by Delhi Seniors. 451-3560. Delhi Township. M O N D A Y, D E C . 7

DANCE CLASSES

Line Dance Class, 1-2 p.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane. Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. West Price Hill.

EDUCATION

Your Financial Health Personal Education Program: Women and Wealth, 7-8 p.m., Taylor High School, 36 E. Harrison Ave. Free. Presented by Three Rivers Local School District. 941-6400. North Bend. English for Speakers of Other Languages, 9-10:30 a.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center. Free. 471-4673, ext. 12. West Price Hill.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Theater, 3-4 p.m., La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road, school cafe. “High School Musical.” Includes bagged lunch, drink, gifts, door prizes, dance party, autographs and more. $8. Reservations recommended. Presented by La Salle High School Drama. 741-2369; www.lasallehs.net. Green Township.

FARMERS MARKET

ON STAGE - THEATER

Wine Tasting, 5-9 p.m., Henke Winery, $5 seven wines; $1 per pour, choose from 15. 662-9463; www.henkewine.com. Westwood.

Miracle on 34th Street, 8 p.m., Covedale Center for the Performing Arts, $21, $19 seniors and students. Reservations recommended. 241-6550; www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com. West Price Hill. Cinderella, 2 p.m., Dunham Recreation Center Arts Building, $4. 588-4988. West Price Hill. Changed by a Baby, 6:30 p.m., Cincinnati Christian University, $28. 244-8165; www. ccuniversity.edu/music/cdt. East Price Hill.

Hollmeyer Orchards, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Hollmeyer Orchards, 574-0663. Green Township.

FOOD & DRINK

Talk-Act-Listen-Konnect, 6:30-8 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. T.A.L.K. is a weekly program focused on what it means to be a woman today. Weekly participation not mandatory. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 17. West Price Hill. T U E S D A Y, D E C . 8

Roth IRA Conversion Education Session, 7-8 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, 5505 Rybolt Road. “Is This the Year to Convert a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA?” with firm principal Steven Kehoe. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Kehoe Financial Advisors. 481-8555; www.kehoe-financial.com. Green Township.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Girls Club, 3:30-4:45 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Presentations by guest speakers, arts and crafts, and community service projects, plus occasional field trips. Ages 8-11. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill. Girls Life, 4:45-6 p.m., The Women’s Connection Learning Center, 4022 Glenway Ave. Presentations by guest speakers, arts and crafts, and community service projects, plus occasional field trips. Ages 12-14. Registration required. Presented by The Women’s Connection. 471-4673, ext. 15. West Price Hill.

DANCE CLASSES

Line Dance Class, 10-11 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane. Line dancing with Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 321-6776. West Price Hill.

EXERCISE CLASSES

Ashtanga Yoga Level I Classes, 5:45-7 p.m., Miami Heights Elementary, 7670 Bridgetown Road, cafeteria. Classes allow participants to practice developing moving meditation beyond instruction. Ages 18 and up. $8. Presented by Three Rivers Community Education. 675-2725; www.yogabymarietta.com. Miami Township. Beginners Ashtanga Yoga Instructional Class, 7:15-8:15 p.m., Miami Heights Elementary, 7670 Bridgetown Road, basement level, cafeteria. Learn progression of breathing and postures. $40. Registration required. 467-3210; www.yogabymarietta.com. Miami Township.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Karaoke Contest, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Main Entrance Restaurant and Lounge, 5132 Delhi Ave. Weekly winners move on to semi-finals, then grand finale. Weekly prizes. First-place winner receives $500 cash. Ages 21 and up. Free. 451-1414. Delhi Township.

LITERARY - SIGNINGS

Michael Banks, 6:30 p.m., Monfort Heights Branch Library, 3825 West Fork Road. Author discusses and signs “Before Oprah: Ruth Lyons the Woman Who Created Talk TV.” Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4472; www.cincinnatilibrary.org. Monfort Heights.

MUSIC - OLDIES

Bop Club Dance, 7-11 p.m., Jim & Jack’s on the River, 3456 River Road. Dance lessons, 7-8 p.m., except last Tuesday of month. $3, members free. Presented by Cincinnati Bop Club. 251-7977; www.cincibop.com. Riverside. W E D N E S D A Y, D E C . 9

ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Intermediate Card-Making Class, 10-11:30 a.m., Scrap-Ink, 5515 Bridgetown Road. Learn new techniques and intermediate level folds. $8. Registration required. 389-0826; www.scrap-ink.com. Green Township.

BUSINESS MEETINGS

Delhi Business Association Meeting, 8:30 a.m., Delhi Park, 5125 Foley Road, Delhi Lodge. Public invited. Presented by Delhi Business Association. 922-3111. Delhi Township.

DANCE CLASSES

Basic Square Dance, 10 a.m., Dunham Recreation Complex, 4356 Dunham Lane. With Jerry and Kathy Helt, instructors. Wear smooth-soled shoes. No partner dances and no prior dance experience required. $4. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 3216776. West Price Hill.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Western Hills Job Satellite Group, 9-10:30 a.m., Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave. Community members welcome to learn from and support each other in job-seeking process. Speakers present valuable content about latest in electronic résumés, LinkedIn, effective networking, interview skills, available funding and community resources. Group members provide support and accountability to one another during this stressful time. Free. 662-1244. Westwood.

SHOPPING

Christmas Boutique, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Montana Avenue Church of the Nazarene, 2559 Montana Ave. Holiday shopping. Photos with Santa, $1. Family friendly. $2, $1 children for breakfast. 661-0884. Westwood. S U N D A Y, D E C . 6 PROVIDED

Have a holiday sing-a-long at Carolfest, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Music Hall. Seasonal songs and carols performed by the May Festival Chorus, the May Festival Youth Chorus, the Cincinnati Boychoir, and the Christ Emmanuel Fellowship Choir. Also see choreography by Shekinah Glory Dancers and The Studio for Dance and the handbell choir from the Sycamore Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir. A half hour prior to each concert special guests Santa, Rudolph and Frosty will make appearances. Tickets are $12, adults; and $6, 12 years and under. Call 513-381-3300 or visit www.mayfestival.com.

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St. Nicholas Day Celebration, 1-5 p.m., German Heritage Museum, 4790 West Fork Road. Wood carvings by Cincinnati Carvers Guild on display. German Christmas music by Germania Singers, 2 p.m., and Kinderchor of Fairview German Language School, 3 p.m. Includes St. Nicholas appearance, refreshments and hot chocolate. Free, donations accepted. 574-1741; www.gacl.org. Green Township.

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The many feelings of the Christmas season .The Christmas season is an ambiguous time of year. Perhaps bittersweet is the best term to describe the collage of Christmas feelings. Many factors make it sweet: familial love and closeness, the joy in children’s eyes, personal warmth, cordial dining and conversing, notes from old friends, gifts, but especially the realization we’re loved and thought of dearly. Yet, Christmas time so often involves a bitter side. This side often contains: loneliness, excessive attempts at pleasing, the reemergence of conflicts between siblings and relatives, a sad nostalgia, and a frenetic busyness that destroys the opportunity for personal time and reflection on its meaning. Loneliness is often the predominate heartache that arises at this beautiful season. Perhaps some insights

may soften it a little. There are various kinds of human loneliness. They’re brought about by alienation, restlessness, rootlessness, psychological depression, and what we can call a moral loneliness. In “Against An Infinite Horizon,” Ronald Rolheiser describes it as, “There is a fire inside us that aches insatiably. At every level, body, psyche, soul, we feel our unwholeness and are restlessly driven to seek consummation with others and the world beyond us. We never quite overcome this in this life … It constitutes the fundamental disease of the human person.” In our culture, whenever loneliness is discussed, we conclude that we grow lonely mainly for sexual union and that finding a partner for it will solve our loneliness. That’s far too simplistic. A human person is much

more complex. That’s made evident by the fact that not even years of on-going sexual functioning eradicates all loneliness. Have we not heard the complaint of the lonely spousal bed? More deeply than we yearn for a sexual partner and physical union, we crave for what we can all call a moral affinity. We pine for someone to visit us within, in that deep part of us where our very self, and all that is most precious to us is kept, cherished and guarded. We are lonely at levels that sex alone cannot reach. We hunger to be known, understood and loved. Rolheiser explains it well when he writes, “Great friendships and great marriages invariably have this deep moral affinity at their root. The persons in these relationships are ‘lovers’ in the true sense because they

We blame them for not knowing us completely or not loving us as much as we think they should. Or, we run from our ache by becoming too busy and not realizing that others are looking for the same thing we are. The loneliness and lesser loves of this world need not frustrate us. They can serve as reminders of the value of loving one another as best we can while moving ever closer to the divine meaning

sleep with each other at that deep level, irrespective of whether or not there is sexual union. At the level of feelings, this type of love is experienced as a certain ‘coming home.’” Christmas time blows on the embers of this desire in us and it blazes up. When it is misdirected and misunderstood, we may sometimes aim our frustration and anger at parents, brothers or sisters, relatives or friends.

fevers, which type is better for broken bones, sprains and other aches and pains? New research, published in the American Journal of Pediatrics, confirms that ibuprofen is more effective when treating broken bones, bruises and sprains. Ibuprofen beat out acetaminophen and even prescription codeine in helping to relieve kids’ pain. A research team from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario evaluated 300 children aged 6 to 17 years who were brought to the

hospital for pain from an injury to their arms and legs, necks or backs. Each child was randomly given ibuprofen, acetaminophen or codeine. Children who received ibuprofen experienced greater pain relief 60 minutes after receiving the dose than the other two medications. Of course, for serious injuries always be sure to consult your child’s doctor before selecting a course of treatment on your own. Article provided by SPM Wire

of Christmas – that there is a L o v e r yearning for an affinity with us.

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Have a bourbon ball this season For baking powder, put a little in some warm water – it should start foaming right away. For baking soda, do the same but use some vinegar or lemon juice, which will activate it if it’s still fresh.

December is here and that means Hanukkah and Christmas are on their way. So for the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some gifts from the kitchen, along with my regular recipes. One more thing, check the pantry spices and herbs for freshness. Do the sniff test: If they don’t smell fragrant, toss them and get new. And when you open them, regardless of the expiration date on the can (particularly with baking powder), know that you should use them within a year maximum.

Rita’s creamy Kentucky colonels/bourbon balls

Tricia Boh, a Kentucky reader, asked me to replicate the bourbon balls “like Rebecca Ruth’s makes for Buffalo Trace bourbon distillery in Frankfort, Ky.” Here’s one from my files, which is what I think she wants, as this is a creamy, not cakey, bourbon ball. I also have a traditional bourbon ball recipe which I’m including for our Web version.

(Let us know if you want a copy by mail by calling 513-591-6163.) You can divide this in half, or double it. Now I want you to taste the mixture after it’s mixed up – if it’s creamy enough then leave as is. If you want a bit more creaminess, add a bit more butter, starting with a couple tablespoons and go from there. Makes anywhere from three to four dozen, depending on size. I use a small ice cream scoop to make the balls nice and round. I think the coating on Buffalo Trace’s balls is probably bittersweet or Belgian dark chocolate. 1 stick salted butter, soft-

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Rita Graham

Rita Riestenberg Graham, 77, died Nov. 18. She was secretary/bookkeeper for Hutch Sporting Goods. Survived by children Michael (Susan) Graham, Kathy Graham Walpole; grandsons Michael (Jennifer), Graham Andrew (Kindra) Walpole; great-grandchildren Logan, Rohan, Eli Walpole; sister Florence (the late Albert) Heilmann; niece and nephew Carol (Robert), Robert (Tracey) Heuerman; cousin Jean Rutledge. Preceded in death by husband Harvey Graham, nephew Dale Heilmann, cousins Betty Kohlbrand, Kenneth Hacker. Services were Nov. 23 at St. Peter & St. Paul United Church of Christ. Memorials to: Boone County 4H and Utopia Fair, P.O. Box 703, Burlington, KY 41005.

Emmagene Harmeyer

Emmagene Brown Harmeyer, 84, East Price Hill, died Nov. 15 at the Oak Pavilion Nursing Home. She was a homemaker. Survived by daughters Cecilia (Thomas) Durbec, Paula Mitchell, Debbie (Glenn) Phelps; Harmeyer eight grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren; one great-greatgrandchild. Preceded in death by husband Paul Harmeyer, brother Elden Brown. Services were Nov. 18 at Holy Family. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Robert Hornyak

R. Robert Hornyak Sr., 84, died Nov. 22. He was a professor emeritus of music at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and an American Baptist minister. He was a Navy veteran of Hornyak World War II and Korea and retired from the Naval Reserves as a lieutenant commander. Survived by wife Mary Hornyak; daughter Deborah (Mark) Crnkovich; grandchildren Jessica (Glenn) Schatz, Kirsten, Nicholas Crnkovich; sister Naomie Sulack. Preceded in death by son Roy Robert Hornyak Jr. Services were Nov. 28 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hornyak Scholarship Fund, c/o University of Cincinnati, Attn: Crysta Flueck (christa.flueck@uc.edu) or the Kirkwood Camp, Attn: Ken Atchison, 8341 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236.

William Jansen

William J. Jansen, 86, died Nov. 17. He was a printer with Finn Graphics. Survived by children Mike (Diane), Bill (Karen) Jansen, Janet (Tom) Moubray, Terri (Ralph) Todd, Carol (Brian) Koehler; sisters Helen Spaeth, Mary Miley; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Irma jansen. Services were Nov. 25 at St. Dominic. Arrangements by Vitt, Stermer & Anderson Funeral Home. Memorials to the St. Dominic Education Fund.

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Catherine Knapp

Catherine Ollinger Knapp, 89, West Price Hill, died Nov. 12. She was a tax examiner for the Internal Revenue Service. Survived by children Mary Catherine (Edward) Baker, Knapp Anne D. (Steven) Minning, Jerome J. (Cheryl) Knapp; siblings Sisters Mary Grace, C.S.A., Mary Vollner, Elizabeth Pomerantz, Nicholas, John Ollinger; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Jerome C. Knapp, daughter Maria (William) Kyde. Services were Nov. 18 at St. William. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home. Memorials may be made in the form of Masses at St. William Church.

Barry Kramer

Barry Kramer, 52, Delhi Township, died Nov. 20. He was a printing bindery supervisor for Crest Graphics. Survived by wife Julie Kramer; sons Jason, Justin Kramer; stepchildren Sarah (Eric) French, Josh, Ben (Brittany) Stutzman; grandchildren Isabella, Maxton, Isabelle, Addison, Kaitlyn; siblings Skeets, Ruby, Sharon, Bob, Willie, Greg; many nieces and nephews. Services were Nov. 24 at Radel Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Joseph's Orphanage, 5400 Edalbert Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45239.

Peggy Ligon

Services for Peggy Ruebel Ligon, 61, were Nov. 24 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Survived by son Lee Ligon; sib-

lings Susan Zimmerman, John, Bill Ruebel, Nancy Luciano; daughter-in-law Lenora Barot; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Charles Ligon. Memorials to: American Heart Ligon Association, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216 or Reading Is Fundamental, 1825 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20009-5726.

Mary McKiernan

Mary Wuennemann McKiernan, 92, died Nov. 21. She was an office manager. She was a member of the Dunham Seniors, Delhi Seniors, St. Antoninus Adult Social Group and Democratic Club. Survived by many nieces, nephews, great- and great-greatnieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Joseph McKiernan; siblings Winnie Bruening, Catherine Sharkey, Edward, Robert Fixari. Services were Nov. 28 at St. Antoninus. Arrangements by Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: St. Antoninus Endowment Fund, 1500 Linneman Road, Cincinnati, OH 45238 or Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Flora Oliverio

Flora Giglio Oliverio, 98, Delhi Township, died Nov. 22. She was a seamstress. Survived by children Rina, Joseph (Donna), Ezio (Patricia), Anthony (Chris) Oliverio, Adriana (the late Ottavio) D'Aqui, Marisa (Charles) Thomas; siblings Francesco Giglio, Ada Ruggiero; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Francesco Oliverio, siblings Luigi, John Giglio, Elsa

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge by The Community Press. Please call us at 853-6262 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details. Perrotta, greatgranddaughter Maria Knollman. Services were Nov. 25 at St. Teresa of Avila. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Flora Oliverio Home. Memorials to the family for Convento DiPadre-Pio.

Mary Margaret Oliverio

Mary Margaret Stringer Oliverio, 82, St. Louis, formerly of Western Hills, died Nov. 23. Survived by sons Patrick (Carol), Timothy (Ellen), Robert (Karen) Oliverio; brother Gene (Dori) Stringer; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Louis Oliverio, son John “Jack” (Mary) Oliverio, siblings Marty (Mary Ellen), Roger Stringer, one granddaughter. Services were Nov. 30 at Our Lady of Visitation. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to: Jack & Louis Oliverio Scholarship Fund, La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Road, Cincinnati, OH 45239 or Sisters of Charity Retirement Fund, Finance Office, 5900 Delhi Road, Mount St. Joseph, OH 45051.

Danny Randolph

Danny Lee Randolph, 52, died Nov. 18. He was a painter. Survived by wife Wilda Randolph; son Danny Randolph Jr.; father Fred Randolph Jr.; sisters Theresa (Jim) Rachford; three grandchildren. Preceded in death by mother Janet

Randolph. Services were Nov. 20 at the Vine Street Hill Cemetery Chapel. Arrangements by Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home.

Johnny Valentine

Johnny H. Valentine, 74, died Nov. 23. He was a meat cutter for Kroger. Survived by children Sandy Rudemiller, Sherry Heller, Doug, Steve Bull; grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Preceded in death by wife Valentine, son Tommy Bull. Services were Nov. 27 at Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home.

Josephine Williams

Josephine Hall Williams, 78, died Nov. 24. Survived by children Elaine Janson, Curtis (JoEllen) Williams, Necky (Al) Buxton, Sindie Dalton; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband Chum Williams, children Dennis, Kenneth Hindis, Chum Williams. Services were Nov. 30 at Meyer & Geiser Funeral Home. Memorials to: Vitas Hospice, 11500 Northlake Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45249.

Ethel Wilmes

Ethel F. Wilmes, 100, Delhi Township, died Nov. 19. She was a secretary for Beckman & Beckman Law Firm. Survived by friends Jerry and Peggy Thomas and their children Jason, Joe (Sarah), Ryan, Averie. Preceded in death by sister Marguerite Schoenlein. Services were Nov. 23 at Bayley Place. Arrangements by Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home. Memorials to the Hospice of Cincinnati or Bayley Place.

POLICE REPORTS CINCINNATI DISTRICT 3 Arrests/citations

Amy Combs, born 1975, theft under $300, 3609 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 12. Demetria L. Johnson, born 1972, curfew of a minor, 2535 Ring Place, Nov. 13. Eric White, born 1969, possession of open flask, 974 Fairbanks Ave., Nov. 13. Freddy J. Thomas, born 1969, domestic violence, 821 Elberon Ave., Nov. 12. Greg Jones, born 1977, possession of dangerous drug and possession of drugs, 3206 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 9. Henry Lee Sanders, born 1944, possession of open flask, 3523 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 9. Jammie Lee Dotson, born 1959, disorderly conduct, assault, violation of temporary protection order and

aggravated menacing, 912 Hawthorne Ave., Nov. 7. Kenny Williams, born 1984, aggravated robbery armed, 3451 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 12. Matisse Walker, born 1978, falsification, 970 McPherson Ave., Nov. 17. Michael Bradshaw, born 1982, possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, 3600 Laclede Ave., Nov. 17. Michael Hollis, born 1989, disorderly con-

duct, 3622 Glenway Ave., Nov. 11. Michelle G. Akins, born 1973, domestic violence, 3337 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 17. Nora L. Bowman, born 1979, tampering with evidence, drug abuse and possession of drug paraphernalia, 3426 Kensington Place, Nov. 9. Ronald Edward Turner, born 1970, criminal damaging or endangerment, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 2.

William R. Rothfuss, born 1978, possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drug paraphernalia, 812 Elberon Ave., Nov. 13. David L. Freudenberg, born 1985, burglary, 1116 Elberon Ave., Nov. 11. Antonio Wilcox, born 1984, having weapon with conviction or indictment, firearm in motor vehicle, domestic violence and endanger-

ing child neglect, 566 Grand Ave., Nov. 19. Frank Carter, born 1977, possession of open flask, 3506 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 13. Jerome Collins, born 1958, telecommunication harassment, 758 Terry St., Nov. 11. Charles Ball, born 1980, theft under $300, 3021 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 17.

Christina Mays, born 1988, theft under $300, 3021 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 9. Deborah Ann Dukes, born 1962, domestic violence, 3723 Wieman Ave., Nov. 17. Erica Young, born 1978, possession of open flask, 3506 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 13.

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December 2, 2009

Thinking about birds and bulbs for the winter Attracting birds to your landscape is a great way to help control insects in the summer, and a great way to liven up those humdrum winter days. One of the best ways to attract birds is gardening for birds. It’s a fun way to work with nature, beautify your yard, and learn about wildlife at the same time. Planting evergreens to provide year-round protection, planting deciduous trees and shrubs to provide a habitat for the birds as well as a natural source of food, and designing water in the garden, whether it’s a small pond or bird bath, are all ways to garden for the birds, as well as creating an attractive landscape. Of course, the easiest way to attract birds is by supplying them with a source of food in a bird feeder. If you’re already feeding the birds, good for you! And if you aren’t, it’s never too late to start. Now here are three very important tips

about feeding the birds: • Always use a highgrade bird feed. Cheap feed, although less expensive, has fillers most birds won’t eat, and actually becomes a waste of your money. • Always provide water for the birds. It’s as important as the food. Not only do they need water to drink, more importantly, they need water to clean themselves over the winter! This is very important to their survival. • Clean your bird feeders every now and then, using soap and water, or try a 10 percent bleach/90 percent water solution. Clean it well, rinse well, rinse again, let it dry, and refill with a high-grade bird food. This process helps to eliminate moldy feed, which can be life threatening to birds, as well as help sanitize the feeder to prevent against unwanted bird diseases. (Visit www.wildbirdcenter.com/mas for more birding information)

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Amaryllis a favorite

Light up the holidays and those bleak winter days – plant bulbs! A holiday favorite, Amaryllis is one of the easiest bulbs to bring into flower, not only for the holidays, but over the winter as well. Amaryllis are available in many different colors, single and double blooms, and gives one outstanding show when in flower. Now here are a few tips for growing amaryllis in your home: • When buying your amaryllis bulbs, remember, the larger the bulb, the more flower stalks it will have – which means more flowers! You’ll find different sizes with different costs available in your local garden stores. • Plant your amaryllis bulb in a 6- to 8-inch pot (good drainage), using a top grade potting soil. Plant the bulb so that it’s buried up to the bottom of the neck of the bulb, and water it in.

• Place your newly planted amaryllis in a warm, well lit area, and water sparingly at first, then water as needed once it starts to grow. Let the soil get close to dry before watering each time. • It usually takes about 6-8 weeks for the bulb to flower, so plan accordingly. Planting amaryllis now, should have them starting to show colors just before Christmas. • Once the amaryllis flower is finished, cut it off (stalk and all) and grow your amaryllis indoors as a houseplant this winter, then outside during the summer. There’s a real good chance you can get it to flower again next year! And buy several bulbs, staggering their planting times about 3-4 weeks apart. Then you’ll have great indoor colors, all winter long!

Fragrant paperwhites

Here’s another way to

light up the holidays and winter months indoors, but this time, you’ll get great colors and a great smell! That’s right – by planting paperwhite bulbs, not only will you add great colors indoors, but you’ll also add a wonderful fragrance! There are several ways to plant paperwhites indoors – you can use a pot with a top grade potting soil and simply nest the bulbs into the soil and add water, but one of my favorite ways is to nestle them in a saucer of gravel. • Simply grab a saucer, and fill with small sized gravel or stones. Nestle the bottoms of your paperwhites into the gravel, and then add water, bringing the level up to and covering the bottom of the bulbs. • Place the saucer of bulbs in a well lit warm area, and your paperwhites will jump into action and start growing right away! Monitor the water levels and keep it just at the base

of the bulbs. These take about 3-5 weeks to flower, so Ron Wilson plan accordIn the ingly. garden • And if your bulbs seem to be coming along too quickly, simply move them into a cooler area, and they will slow down. And to keep your paperwhites from getting really tall, add a splash of gin to the water! Yep, just a shot of gin (or vodka or other clear liquor) will keep these beauties shorter and stockier. Buy extras and plant on an every three- or fourweek schedule. That way you’ll have colors and fragrances indoors, all winter long. Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Inc. Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. Reach him at columns@communitypress.com.

POLICE REPORTS From page B7 Gueladio Djimera, born 1985, theft under $300, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 12. Jacqueline M. Jim, born 1949, assault, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 10. Joe Nixon, born 1988, obstruction of official business, 2919 Price Ave., Nov. 13. John E. Shad, born 1963, domestic violence, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 16. Joseph Vernon Marshall, born 1977, domestic violence, 3724 Wieman Ave., Nov. 17.

LEGAL NOTICE DELHI TOWNSHIP ZONING COMMISSION The Delhi Township Zoning Commission will hold a public meeting on Wednesday evening, December 16, 2009 at 7:00 PM at the Delhi Township Administra tion Building, located at 934 Neeb Road, Delhi Township, Hamilton County, Ohio (Cincinnati, 45233). At this meeting the Commission will discuss administrative matters. As Zoning Administrator /Inspector, Thomas R. Stahlheber is responsible for giving notification of this meeting by publication. Thomas R. Stahlheber, Director Department of Development Services 1680

Matthew B. Ellis, born 1978, possession of drug paraphernalia and receiving stolen property, 818 Elberon Ave., Nov. 13. Michael Nickoson, born 1980, simple assault, 812 Wells St., Nov. 11. Nicholas Ballachino, born 1973, possession of open flask, 818 Elberon Ave., Nov. 10. Roni Rue, born 1972, drug abuse, 3201 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 9. Willie Dwayne Faison, born 1974, resisting arrest and domestic violence, 460 Crestline Ave., Nov. 12. Ashley Merida, born 1988, robbery, 4006 St. Lawrence Ave., Nov. 11. Cory Brown, born 1967, receiving stolen motor vehicle, 1610 First Ave., Nov. 14. Curtis S. Wisdom, born 1973, domestic violence, 2025 Wyoming Ave., Nov. 15. James Merida, born 1968, disorderly conduct, 4165 W. Eighth St., Nov. 7. James Paul Stone, born 1958, disorderly conduct, 4445 Ridgeview Ave., Nov. 16. Jeremy Dooley, born 1990, theft under $300 and receiving stolen property, 5223 Glenway Ave., Nov. 16. Juawaun Booker, born 1987, firing weapon into home or school and felony assault, 1035 Winfield Ave., Nov. 7. Mardy Blackmore, born 1984, disorderly conduct and telecommunication harassment, 3903 St Lawrence Ave., Nov. 12. James Pierson, born 1978, disorderly conduct, 3903 St Lawrence Ave., Nov. 12. Amanda Naegle, born 1988, drug abuse and robbery, 4006 St Lawrence Ave., Nov. 11. Angilo Bradshaw, born 1978, theft under $300 and possession of drugs, 4220 Glenway Ave., Nov. 13. Diondre Cauthen, born 1991, possession of drugs, 2144 Ferguson Road, Nov. 18. Gerogette McKinney, born 1984, possession of drugs, 4025 W. Liberty St., Nov. 5.

Jeffrey Lynn Elam, born 1955, burglary, 3962 W. Eighth St., Nov. 15. Joseph Hogan, born 1974, violation of temporary protection order and telecommunication harassment, 4504 Clearview Ave., Nov. 8. Latonya Young, born 1985, disorderly conduct and coercion, 1202 Iliff Ave., Nov. 15. Mark Fisher, born 1977, disorderly conduct, 4165 W. Eighth St., Nov. 7. Tiffany Young, born 1988, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, 1208 Iliff Ave., Nov. 15. Timothy D. Frye, born 1964, simple assault and criminal damaging or endangerment, 1874 Sunset Ave., Nov. 11. William F. Tobergta, born 1971, possession of open flask, 4600 Glenway Ave., Nov. 9.

Incidents Aggravated robbery

1658 First Ave., Nov. 16. 3451 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 12. 502 Elberon Ave., Nov. 11.

Breaking and entering

1038 Beech Ave., Nov. 9.

breaking and entering

1172 Kuhlman Ave., Nov. 14. 1500 Beech Ave., Nov. 16. 1655 Ross Ave., Nov. 9. 2823 Price Ave., Nov. 8. 3006 Price Ave., Nov. 6. 3632 W. Eighth St., Nov. 7. 3748 Laclede Ave., Nov. 10. 4123 Francis Ave., Nov. 16. 427 Crestline Ave., Nov. 10. 4304 W. Eighth St., Nov. 13. 939 Chateau Ave., Nov. 6. 943 Chateau Ave., Nov. 6.

Burglary

1116 Elberon Ave., Nov. 11. 1731 Wyoming Ave., Nov. 14. 1907 Wyoming Ave., Nov. 10. 3788 Westmont Drive, Nov. 11. 3962 W. Eighth St., Nov. 15. 4403 St Lawrence Ave., Nov. 9. 4629 Glenway Ave., Nov. 17. 4884 N Overlook Ave., Nov. 12. 5069 Sidney Road, Nov. 9. 543 Virgil Road, Nov. 13.

545 Grand Ave., Nov. 9. 710 Overlook Ave., Nov. 10. 827 Rosemont Ave., Nov. 12.

Felonious assault

1035 Winfield Ave., Nov. 7. 1200 Elberon Ave., Nov. 17. 1270 First Ave., Nov. 8. 4544 W. Eighth St., Nov. 16. 5216 Glenway Ave., Nov. 10. 922 Elberon Ave., Nov. 9.

Grand theft

1014 Kreis Lane, Nov. 12. 1874 Sunset Ave., Nov. 6. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 6. 3951 W. Eighth St., Nov. 13. 4205 Glenway Ave., Nov. 14. 4241 Glenway Ave., Nov. 10. 4435 Schulte Drive, Nov. 13. 4755 Highridge Ave., Nov. 11. 534 Grand Ave., Nov. 10. 805 Greenwich Ave., Nov. 12.

Petit Theft

1115 Omena Place, Nov. 11. 1134 Wendover Court, Nov. 8. 1156 Overlook Ave., Nov. 14. 1191 Rulison Ave., Nov. 11. 1192 Coronado Ave., Nov. 13. 1225 Iliff Ave., Nov. 7. 6400 Gracely Dr, Nov. 6. 1267 Henkel Drive, Nov. 11. 1529 Beech Ave., Nov. 16. 1824 Sunset Ave., Nov. 9. 1832 Sunset Ave., Nov. 9. 1878 Sunset Ave., Nov. 8. 3021 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 7. 3021 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 9. 3503 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 15. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 16. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 6. 3609 Warsaw Ave., Nov. 6. 3614 W. Eighth St., Nov. 15. 3642 W. Liberty St., Nov. 16. 3644 W. Liberty St., Nov. 16. 3751 Westmont Drive, Nov. 7. 3922 Glenway Ave., Nov. 16. 3951 W. Eighth St., Nov. 11. 4220 Glenway Ave., Nov. 13. 4326 W. Eighth St., Nov. 13. 4367 Cappel Drive, Nov. 14. 4773 Dale Ave., Nov. 14. 4899 Cleves Warsaw Pike, Nov. 12. 634 Pedretti Ave., Nov. 14. 779 Summit Ave., Nov. 14.


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