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Flat Stanley visits local school The popular book character, from “Flat Stanley” by Jeff Brown, is a young boy who gets squashed flat, but discovers his new form allows him to be mailed all over the world. A Flat Stanley from Isaiah Rush in St. Francis School in Newark, Ohio, visited Scott High School in February, via math teacher Diane Green. Schools, A4


A special fundraiser will take place on Sunday, March 4, at Charming Charlie on Town Center Boulevard. The fundraiser will benefit Special Spaces Cincinnati, the local chapter of a national nonprofit organization that provides one-day bedroom makeovers for children facing life-threatening illnesses. News, A3


City considers historic listing

Doug Garner, whose Century 21 office on Madison Pike is in the Downtown Independence district, thinks the city would benefit from earning designation as a National Historic District. THANKS

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year-old city in the heart of Kenton County may be headed toward designation on the National Register of Historic Places, based on a presentation at the City Council meeting Feb. 6. David Taylor of Taylor and Taylor Associates, Inc., historic preservation and community development specialists, presented his 27-page historic resource survey to the council that night. He recommended the city move toward establishing the “Independence Court House

Square Historic District,” which would encompass approximately 10 acres along Madison and McCullum pikes, where he surveyed 49 significant properties ranging roughly from the1880s to the 1960s. Taylor’s survey cost $7,000, funded by a mitigation payment from AT&T for the construction of a cellular communications

tower in the city. City leaders have not yet voted on the idea, which would require further public meetings, in addition to approximately $7,000 for a more comprehensive survey for the nomination. Taylor, who has prepared more than 200 National Register nominations, said the process typically takes about a year from start to finish. The nomination to the national organization goes through the Kentucky Heritage Council, which oversees more

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than 90,000 buildings and sites in the commonwealth. More information can be found at “It won’t be a huge amount out of the public coffers as opposed to the benefit it will bring,” said Taylor. “The major positive thing, aside from the honor, is the ability to secure state and federal income tax credits for the rehabilitation of buildings in the district. It’s another tool to be used in the improvement of your community.” City Administrator Dan Groth more recently said, “It’s not that much money. I think we should take the next step; it would be good for the city. Maybe we can include that in the budget for

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Third-grader Jeremy Simmons displays a certificate given to him by White's Tower art teacher Lauren Elliott, to commemorate his artwork, which will be featured on a billboard in New York City. BY AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Student’s painting slated for NYC’s Big Screen

Painting will be displayed during national art conference By Amy Scalf

Jeremy Simmons' oil pastel/watercolor resist painting of a mother robin and her eggs is one of 500 artworks to be displayed at the Big Screen Plaza on Avenue of the Americas in New York City. BY

INDEPENDENCE — Eightyear-old Jeremy Simmons’ painting will be more than 22 times larger than life when it is displayed in New York City’s Big Screen Plaza in March. Jeremy’s 8.5-by-12.5 inch watercolor/oil resist painting was completed in December as part of teacher Lauren Elliott’s art class at White’s Tower Elementary.


She asked students to draw a realistic or fantasy creature using the materials that featured a foreground and background, and she uploaded the resulting 355 artworks to, an

online gallery. Artsonia will be displaying 500 student artworks on the 16-by-30 foot, high definition LED screen at the Big See ARTIST, Page A2

The Independence Fire District is looking for individuals and groups to help paint fire hydrants. According to Firefighter/EMT John Seitz, painted fire hydrants are more visible, and having volunteers paint them allows Fire District workers to continue their other duties, including business inspections, public safety presentations and responding to fire and medical emergencies. It also provides significant cost savings to the district. During the past three years, more than 350 hydrants have been painted by local volunteers. He said individuals or groups are expected to gather four to seven crews of one to three people each, who will paint hydrants in a designated area, which is typically 10-30 hydrants. The project may take 10-100 hours of community service and is well suited for Scouts or other groups with a large labor force. Volunteers need to provide their own paintbrushes and wire brushes, transportation and proof of insurance. The Independence Fire District will provide hydrant paint, safety vests, a map of the area where they will be working and a meeting place, if needed. The Fire District will also conduct an orientation with work crews to review instructions. For more information, call Seitz at 859-356-2011.

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next year.” "It appears the survey area does possess the potential for nomination to the National Register as a historic district,” said Taylor. “Every year more properties become eligible.”

Taylor said once the city chooses to move forward with the nomination, property owners can get started working on their tax credits for rehabilitation. He also said the designation does not affect property owners’ rights. “The preservation police will not come and tell you what color to paint your home,” said Taylor at

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it as the one piece she could send from the school for the art display. She received an email Feb. 16 that said the work was accepted. Jeremy is excited that a lot of people will get to see his painting. One of the things he wants to be when he grows up is a recognized artist. “I want two things; for my artwork to be in a museum and I really do want to look for Bigfoot,” he said.


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Police seek Citizen’s Academy candidates New classes start March 6 By Amy Scalf

INDEPENDENCE — The police might be looking for you. The Independence Police Department is still searching for candidates for the Citizen’s Police Academy, scheduled to start on Tuesday, March 6. The free 10-week course, which will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday, is designed to give participants a working knowledge of the police department and hands-on instruction in police work. Capt. Tony Lucas said interested applicants should apply before Monday, March 5, and noted that those who register after March1may have to wait on their personalized jackets. Students must be 18 years old, an Independence resident or city business

owner, be free of felony convictions and agree to a background investigation. There are two academy classes each year, both containing approximately 20 students. According to the brochure, “The Citizen’s Police Academy is our attempt to tear down the veils of secrecy that often times darken our perception in the community. We will open our doors, our minds and our operations to you.” Tracy Beard, a lifelong Independence resident, completed the Citizen’s Police Academy in 2011, and she is active in the group’s alumni association as well as the police department’s VIPS program, Volunteers in Police Service. She said she took the course because she enjoys law enforcement. She must, because Beard has also graduated from similar programs from the Kenton and Boone county sheriff’s offices. “The Independence

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from kidney cancer, has had one kidney removed and endured treatments including chemotherapy. “Upon entering the room, Maverick’s eyes got very wide, and his dad said, ‘I knew it was going to be great, but this is so much better than I expected,’” said Special Spaces Cincinnati director Jennifer Chamberlin. She said each bedroom costs about $3,000, including new paint, furniture, trimwork, lighting, closet systems, custom-made

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Flat Stanley visits Scott High School

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TAYLOR MILL — Flat Stanley gets around. The popular book character, from “Flat Stanley” by Jeff Brown, is a young boy who gets squashed flat, but discovers his new form allows him to be mailed all over the world. As elementary school classes read the book, they are encouraged to create and send their

own Flat Stanleys to friends and relatives in faraway places for a new adventure. The project also helps students develop letter writing skills. A Flat Stanley from Isaiah Rush in St. Francis School in Newark, Ohio, visited Scott High School in February, via math teacher Diane Green. Isaiah’s Flat Stanley arrived in Taylor Mill dressed in Ohio State gear and wanted to tour

Kentucky, especially a local math class, according to Kim Taney, community liaison at Scott High School. “Mrs. Green Yates brought Flat Stanley in to spend the day at Scott High School with the junior and senior Algebra 2 students,” said Taney. “The stu-

dents were glad to see him and several commented on his nice Ohio State clothes. Several of the students reminisced about the adventures of their Flat Stanleys.” The students sent Isaiah and his third-grade class a list of tips to succeed in school. Their list encourages the younger students to ask questions if they don’t understand material, to stay in school, pay attention, do homework and

graduate. While Flat Stanley was in Kentucky, he visited Big Bone Lick State Park, rode the Anderson Ferry and took pictures by the Brent Spence Bridge. Isaiah also asked Green to send back a Flat Stanley that represented the state of Kentucky, and National Honor Art Student Ellen Yates designed a Daniel Boone Flat Stanley to return with Isiaiah’s Flat Stanley.

Bingo planned Community Recorder The junior class at Holy Cross High School will host a bingo on Friday, March 23, in the school cafeteria. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Jitneys will be at 7 p.m. and regular bingo will follow at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from any junior

student, the school office or at the door. Participants must be 18 or older to play bingo. All proceeds benefit the senior class trip. The school is located at 3617 Church St. in Covington. For more information, call 859-431-1335 or email jonathan.reusch@hchs

The “real D.W.” Kim Brown shows White’s Tower Elementary students how to draw her brother Marc’s signature character, Arthur, in eight simple steps. BY AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Children’s book character visits White’s Tower

By Amy Scalf

INDEPENDENCE — On Feb. 6 a celebrity known to millions around the world walked into White’s Tower Elementary without any fanfare or paparazzi. Kim Brown isn’t recognizable as D.W. Reed, the book and television character based on her by her brother, Marc, creator of aardvark Arthur Reed. During her school visit, Brown explains that several characters in the “Arthur” book series and television shows are based on real people from their family and the neighborhood where they grew up. Buster Bunny is based on Marc’s friend Terry Johnson. The show’s other set of best friends, Francine Frensky and Muffy Crosswire, are modeled on Kim’s

older sister Bonnie and her friend, Muffy Crossmeier. The mean teacher Mr. Ratburn was Marc’s Mr. Rathburn, and Grandma Thora was actually their grandmother. “She spoiled us like Grandma Thora spoils Arthur and D.W. in the books,” said Brown. “She used to take out her false teeth to tell us scary stories.” Brown says Grandma Thora’s stories inspired Marc to tell interesting bedtime stories to his sons, Tolon and Tucker, and Tolon’s desire to hear the same story about a weird animal is what led her brother to write and illustrate his first book about the aardvark and his family. Students were excited to tell Brown that they knew her nephew’s names were hidden in the books’ illustrations, and they knew D.W. stood for Dora Wini-

fred. White’s Tower librarian Kim Berry said she was very excited when she found out Brown was going to be in the area. “Author visits are one of the highlights of our year,” said Berry. “The ‘Arthur’ books are always popular. Students always like them, even though some of the books are more than 30 years old.” During her 60-minute presentation, Brown answered questions about her character and her brother, read a story, signed autographs and showed students how to draw Arthur in eight steps. “My brother was first-born and he got all the talent. I thank heaven for the eight-step formula. It’s all I can do,” she said. She loves sharing “The Real D.W.” with students across the country. Brown can be booked through www.marcbrown

Reiley Elementary School Principal Julie Hubbard, left, accepts a $10,000 donation being used for iPad tablet computers for classrooms from Alexandria residents Jennifer and Gary Smallwood. THANKS TO JULI HALE

Family gives Reiley Elementary iPads Community Recorder Every classroom at Reiley Elementary School south of Alexandria will have an iPad tablet computer thanks to a family’s $10,000 donation. Alexandria area residents

Gary and Jennifer Smallwood donated the money, and the iPads are already on order and expected to be at school by Feb. 24 or sooner, said Principal Julie Hubbard. “We are thrilled,” Hubbard said.

COLLEGE CORNER Kenton students graduate from UofL

The following Kenton County students graduated from the University of Louisville in December: Kathleen Barnett, master of education; Dashia Day, bachelor of arts; Patrick Fette, bachelor of science in business administration; Jacob Ganshirt, master of science; Rachel Hanna, bachelor of arts; Brittany Hoffer, bachelor of science; Tracy Hoffmeister, master of education; Suzanne Kreger, bachelor of science in nursing; Austin Maddox, bachelor

of science in business administration; Benjamin Mai, bachelor of science in electrical engineering; Kevin McGillicuddy, master of engineering with specialization in the field of electrical engineering; Rachel Osterhues, bachelor of arts; Kirsten Owens, bachelor of science in bioengineering; Natalie Schuetz, bachelor of arts; Rebecca Sheehan, bachelor of arts; Anthony Stith, bachelor of science in nursing; and Alan Vorst, doctor of medicine.

Longshore earns national scholarship

Lauren Longshore of Edgewood was a awarded the Alan D. Waggoner Sonography Student Scholarship from the American Society of Echocardiography. Longshore will graduate from Cincinnati State’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program in August. She holds a bachelor of arts in management from the University of Kentucky. The scholarship is $1,000 and includes a complimentary membership in the American Society of Echocardiography; complimentary registration for ASE’s Annual Scien-

tific Sessions to be held in Washington, D.C., in June; and annual meeting travel support. The award will be formally presented at the national meeting.

Thomas on dean’s list

Kristen Thomas of Crestview Hills was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Thomas is a graduate of Notre Dame Academy and is enrolled in the university’s College of Arts & Sciences. To qualify for the dean's list,

students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or above and be enrolled in at least 14 graded units.

Sutton on dean’s list

Michael Sutton of Edgewood was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. Sutton is a history major. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must achieve a 3.5-3.89 grade point average for the semester.



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Pioneers, Bulldogs claim titles

SK regroups for regionals By James Weber

By James Weber

KENTON COUNTY — The Simon Kenton girls basketball team picked a bad time for its worst defensive game of the season. But not the worst time. The Pioneers lost 80-66 in the 32nd District championship game Feb. 23 at Grant County. The loss snapped an eight-game winning streak for SK (20-10) and denied the team a championship, but did not derail the Pioneers’ goals for future glory. “We didn’t come here tonight to lose,” said SK head coach Jeff Stowers. “We’ll learn from this.” SK got one of the worst first-round draws in the region, playing at host Anderson County Monday. With a win, the Pioneers would play South Oldham or Gallatin County 6 p.m. Friday, March 2. The final is 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3. The recent win streak included victories over tough local competition such as Conner, Newport Central Catholic and Campbell County. Senior Hannah Stephenson led SK in the district final with 24 points, and sophomore guard Abby Owings had 20. Stephenson continually kept the Pioneers in the game, as they trailed by as much as 19 in the contest. The 80 points was the most SK has allowed this year and only the third time in 2012 the Pioneers have allowed 60 or more. WaltonVerona had 29 points after one quarter and 48 at halftime as the Bearcats had five three-pointers and junior forward Courtney Sandlin continually got open inside on her way to 23 points for the half and 29 overall. “There were things we worked on in practice that we just did not do,” Stowers said. “We have to guard somebody and if the shot goes up, you have to rebound. Our youth kind of showed tonight, but sophomores are juniors now. You have to perform better.” Stowers is optimistic the loss is not indicative of how the team will perform in the regional. “We have to come out and play smarter than we did,” he said. “We played hard, but we just have to play smarter. I don’t know if anyone wants to play us.

INDEPENDENCE — Simon Kenton rolled over Grant County 80-64 to win the 32nd District boys basketball championship Feb. 24 at Grant County. Andrew Sampson scored 27 points and was the tourney’s most valuable player. Riley Barnes had 22 points and Cody Chambers 21. Ryan Mullen scored six points, Nick Ayers two and Brennan Kuntz two. Ayers had 10 rebounds. The Pioneers, 23-7, won their eighth straight game. They will play Gallatin County Feb. 29 in the Eighth Region quarterfinals at Henry County. The winner gets Collins or South Oldham 6 p.m. Monday, March 5, in the semis. The final is 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. In the Ninth Region, Holmes improved to 23-6 and won its fifth straight title in the 35th. The Bulldogs used a strong defensive performance to beat Covington Catholic 48-34. Senior Dontel Rice had 15 points and 10 rebounds and was tourney most valuable player. B.J. Coston and Daquan Palmer were also all-tourney picks. Holmes will play Boone County in the Ninth Region quarterfinals 6 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at NKU. The winner plays Lloyd or Highlands in the second semifinal at 2:30 p.m. March 3. The final is 1 p.m. Sunday, March 4. Holmes lost 61-51 to Boone Feb. 7. In the 10th Region, Scott will regroup for a title run after losing 51-40 to Campbell County in the 37th District final Feb. 24 at Campbell County Middle School. The Eagles had won the title the previous four years. Campbell County standout Nate McGovney scored 23 of his 31 points in the second half to lift the Camels. “They were the more aggressive team all the way around,” said head coach Brad Carr. “Their aggressiveness was the biggest difference. Their kids were well-prepared, they executed. They took us out of a lot of our stuff. We knew we couldn’t give him (31) points and expect to win. He’s a great player and he had a special night.” Junior Nick Jackson led Scott with 18 points, 12 in the fourth quarter as the Eagles climbed within seven points in the final two minutes and had a threepointer miss which would have cut it to four. Jackson and Josh Castleman were all-tourney picks. Scott will play Mason County 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1 in the 10th Region quarterfinals at


Scott junior Josh Felts goes to the hoop. Campbell County beat Scott 51-40 in the 37th District boys basketball final Feb. 24 at Campbell County Middle School in Alexandria. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

Scott junior Nick Jackson tries to block a Campbell County shot. Campbell County beat Scott 51-40 in the 37th District boys basketball final Feb. 24 at Campbell County Middle School in Alexandria. JAMES WEBER/THE

Scott sophomore Kameron Crim shoots the ball. Campbell County beat Scott 51-40 in the 37th District boys basketball final Feb. 24 at Campbell County Middle School in Alexandria. JAMES



Montgomery County. The winner gets Pendleton County or host Montgomery 5 p.m. Saturday, March 3. The final is 7 p.m. Tues-

day, March 6. Scott (15-14) beat both Mason and Pendleton by a combined five points in early December.

Simon Kenton sophomore Sarah Tomlin shoots over Walton-Verona forward Courtney Sandlin. Walton-Verona beat SK 80-66 in the 32nd District girls basketball final Feb. 23 at Grant County High School in Dry Ridge. JAMES WEBER/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER

We’re not going to lay down.” Holmes is playing in the Ninth Region tourney for the first time since 2009. Holmes fell to Notre Dame in the 35th District final. The Bulldogs (16-13) beat Holy Cross 52-49 in the semifinals to advance, reversing a regular-season defeat to their crosstown rivals. Deja Turner had 16 points for Holmes and Tamra Holder had 19 for the contest. The teammates each scored their 1,000th career point in consecutive games, with Holder getting hers in the Holy Cross contest after narrowly missing a chance to join Turner in the regular-season finale. “As much as I’ve been around basketball, I’ve never heard of two kids doing it on the same day on the same team,” said head coach Scott Calcaterra. Turner and Holder are veterans on a team that has no seniors. The coach said the first game against Holy Cross, part of the boys/girls Covington city championship doubleheader at Holy Cross, was a learning experience. “With our game going on early, the crowd starts to get in there and it’s a pressure cooker,” Calcaterra said. “We haven’t been in enough of those types of games to know how to handle that. It’s one of those games you learn from. We have a lot of young girls who are learning the game and getting better.”


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Simon Kenton guard Andrew Sampson for helping the Pioneers to the 32nd District championship.

Boys basketball

» Calvary lost to Scott 79-24 in the 37th semifinals Feb. 22. Calvary finished 2-26. Calvary had beaten Silver Grove 59-58 in the quarterfinals, its first win over SG in four tries this season. Nick Whitt had 19 points, John Moran 14 and Travis Theader-

man 10 points with nine rebounds. Seniors are Trent Rudd, Dane Taylor and Travis Theaderman. » Holy Cross lost just its third game of the season, but at the wrong time, losing 81-74 to Covington Catholic in the 35th District semifinals Feb. 22. HC ends with a 28-3 record. Jake Burger had 31 points, Christian McClendon 14, Antonio Campbell 14 and Travis Thompson. All of Thompson’s points came from the three-point arc, including a basket late in regulation to send the game to OT. Seniors are Burger, Thompson, Kyle Fuller, Jared Fortner

and Kyle Schuler, » Ludlow lost to Dixie Heights 83-47 in the 34th semis Feb. 22. Ludlow finished 14-14 and conference champions. Seniors are Caleb Engel, Drew Gaiser, Doug Wright and Chris Yates. Ludlow beat Villa Madonna 4847 in the quarterfinals. Chris Yates hit a late three-pointer in overtime to give the Panthers the win. Mitchell Cody had 12 points, Jerad Howard 11, Yates nine, Geoffrey Thornsburg nine and Jacob Smalley seven.

Girls basketball

» Calvary lost 68-26 to Campbell County in the 37th District

semifinals to finish 10-19. Calvary had no seniors. » Holy Cross lost 52-49 to Holmes in the 35th semifinals Feb. 23. HC ended 13-15. Seniors are Jayden Julian and Leah Volpenhein. Julian had 18 points against Holmes, and DeAsia Beal 15. » Ludlow lost 50-45 to Lloyd Feb. 20 in the 34th quarterfinals. Ludlow finished 9-19, seniors are Courtney Gaiser, Mariah Johnson, Emily Kroger and Jade Stansberry. Tori Wofford had 17 points against Lloyd and Kroger 10. » Scott nearly upset top seed Bishop Brossart in the 37th

semifinals, losing 54-52 Feb. 21. Scott finished 4-28, seniors are Taylor Stinson, Haley Thurber and Audra Starnes. Stinson had 16 points against Brossart.


» Holy Cross beat Beechwood 6-1 (2,417-1781) in boys action Feb. 16. HC won 6-1 in girls as well (1,912-1,538). » Simon Kenton beat Highlands 5-2 in boys play Feb. 16 (2,614-2,464). SK won 4-3 in girls (1,525-1,394). » Cov Cath beat Scott 5-2 in boys play Feb. 16 (2,380-2,289). » Notre Dame beat Scott 4-3 in girls (1,709-1,615).




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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Villa Hills bickering

After reading the story, “Council calls for mayor’s resignation” Feb. 23, I am provoked to respond. I have contention with both the reporter Libby Cunningham for writing a biased piece and the council for their continued effort in belittling the voters of Villa Hills. We elected Mike Martin, he was not “self appointed” and the bullying that happens at nearly every council meeting and in the press is an embarrassment. I’ve lived in Villa Hills for 25 years. I was elected to Villa Hills Council for two terms and ran for mayor the last half of that term. I ran because I didn’t like the way the city was being handled. That’s what people do. And if I were elected, I suppose the same thing would have happened to me. I wasn’t elected and I accepted the consequences of the vote. When Mike Martin was running for mayor, this council showed no inhibition of their desire to keep him from being mayor. At our “Meet the Candidates” night before the election, some candidates ran on why Mike Martin shouldn’t be elected mayor. Even before he made one executive decision he was doomed by that council.

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Dinah Devoto Villa Hills

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‘Of Gods and of Men’ At the Friday opening of our parish’s Lenten film series, we enjoyed delicious homemade meat-free soups. Then we viewed the 2010 “Of Gods and Of Men,” a Cannes Festival winner about a community of Cistercian, or Trappist, monks at Tibhirine in Algeria. These nine monks sold their honey in the village markets, operated a medical clinic and celebrated in common village events until seven were kidnapped and assassinated by fanatics during the Algerian Civil War in1996. The film’s title is from Psalm 82: “I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.” This feels like ashes on my forehead last Wednesday. Opening scenes featured men at prayer, their chant and hymns in the French vernacular. Abbot Christian de Chergé used the Qur’an for his “lectio divina” meditation. Neither he nor anyone else coerced monks to stay or leave the threatened monastery. Cistercians don’t operate like that. From founding times in1098 A.D., local autonomy has characterized the tradition. The film’s beauty came from its faithful depiction of the landscape as well as the inscapes of the brothers’ daily lives. Each struggled to live as best he

could in the face of violence and death. Two of the women at our table are currently engaged in religious studies at Mount Vickie St. Joseph. We Cimprich spoke of the rich COMMUNITY evolution of RECORDER GUEST religious comCOLUMNIST munities of women and men, their contributions to our lives and times. Another, a livelong member of a lay institute, carries in her heart the suffering of many in Latin America. She travels regularly to El Salvador, where Jean Donovan, a U.S. lay missionary, Ursuline sister Dorothy Kazel, and Maryknoll sisters Maura Clark, Ita Ford and Carol Piette were murdered on Dec. 2,1980, by members of a military death squad of the rightwing government. Their deaths, like those of the monks in Algeria, follow an astonishing pattern for religious experience: “We proclaim your death, O Lord, and your resurrection until you come again.” A member of our parish’s deaf community had come to the film. I signed “Beautiful!” to John and

pointed to the now blank screen. He was aghast, and began miming machine gun shooting over and over. How could I say this was beautiful? He pulled out the small pieces of paper and pencil and asked how to get a book or article about the story of the film. I’ll print out an online article and leave it for him at Mass tomorrow. He is always there. Speaking of online, I viewed the PBS Feb. 22 Newshour discussion “Will Quran-Burning Investigation Quell Anger in Afghanistan?” between Jeffrey Brown and Heidi Vogt. Vogt, an Associated Press correspondent in Kabul, is a Holmes High School graduate, also daughter of a family with whom I prayed, the Catholic Anawim Lay Community of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. As Heidi carefully summarized and answered questions, she seemed tired but clear. That is how I saw and heard the men who re-enacted prayer and discernment in Algeria. Vickie Cimprich is a Catholic lay woman and Kentucky writer. Her “Pretty Mother’s Home - A Shakeress Daybook” (Broadstone Books, 2007) was researched at The Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. She lives in Fort Mitchell.

Get information from reputable, multiple sources Recently an article was submitted that gave the impression that Catholics and all people of good faith ought to be proud of and support the HHS “Preventive Services” mandate. This could not be further from the truth of what the Catholic Church teaches. I must believe in my heart, with true charity, that this misinformation was given out of a lack of formation and education. It is our responsibility to seek the truth and not to be consumed by inventions and deception that is fed to us every day. We should not be apathetic or indifferent. We ought to take the time to attain genuine and authentic truth. Most importantly, we should get our information from multiple, repu-

table sources. If one questions where our church legitimately stands on this issue, it doesn’t have to look very far. Renee According to Widmyer, 181 Bishops COMMUNITY RECORDER GUEST (100 percent of COLUMNIST dioceses) have spoken out against the Obama/HHS Mandate. Posted on the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Feb. 10, the Catholic bishops convey their concerns by raising ”two serious objections to the ‘preventative



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services’ regulation. “First, we object to the rule forcing private health plans – nationwide, by the stroke of a bureaucrat’s pen – to cover sterilization and contraception, including drugs that may cause abortion. All the other mandated ‘preventive services’ prevent disease, and pregnancy is not a disease. Moreover, forcing plans to cover abortifacients violates existing federal conscience laws. Therefore, we called for the rescission of the mandate altogether. “Second, we explained that the mandate would impose a burden of unprecedented reach and severity on the consciences of those who consider such ‘services’

immoral: insurers forced to write policies including this coverage; employers and schools forced to sponsor and subsidize the coverage; and the individual employees and students forced to pay premiums for the coverage. We therefore urged HHS, if it insisted on keeping the mandate, to provide conscience exemption for all these stakeholders – not just the extremely small subset of ‘religious employers’ that HHS proposed to exempt initially.” In addition to the bishops’ opposition, EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network), Priests for Life, and Belmont Abbey College have all filed lawsuits against the U.S. Health and Human Services Department. Thirty-two Catholic

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organizations have issued statements condemning the mandate. If one looks to the church with an honest hunger for truth, it will find that the church opposes everything this mandate proposes. The Catholic Catechism states (par. 2246), “It is part of the Church’s mission “to pass moral judgments even in matters related to politics, whenever the fundamental rights of man or the salvation of souls requires it.” In a world of chaos, there is much confusion. The Catholic Church wishes to guide our conscience and direct us to God’s truth. Renee Widmyer is a Villa Hills resident.

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“I said, ‘Do I at all look familiar?’ He just looked up at me.” CHRISTINE CARTER-WILSON


Intern’s story of homelessness mirrors film By Libby Cunningham

It took 29 years for Christine Carter-Wilson to see her father again. “Twenty-nine years,” she remembers. “Twenty-nine years went by.” He had substance abuse issues, carbon monoxide poisoning and mental illness that tore the family apart. She was nine-and-a-half years old when she and her mother walked out of his life and an intern at the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky when he walked back in, aided by a blind man who was guiding him to the shelter in Covington with his cane. “I turned and looked out the door and he stood there with an African-American blind man with a cane,” she said. Peering out the glass of the arched windows that face a parking garage, Carter-Wilson’s emotions took over. Although it was summertime, when the shelter usually takes the homeless who are in a program overnight, she let him in. “Then, the blind AfricanAmerican was gone,” she said.

Christine Carter-Wilson lost her husband to addiction four years ago. It is one of the reasons she has chosen to pursue a career in the field of chemical dependency. THANKS TO CHRISTINE CARTER-WILSON

Convenient coincidence

Seeing her father again wasn’t the first time Carter-Wilson, who lives on Cincinnati’s west side, faced addiction. Her husband, Scott, died four years ago from his. It’s why she decided to leave the banking world and go to the University of Cincinnati to study chemical dependency and help those suffering. So on March 13 she’s bringing her story to Rave Cinema in Florence for an evening to benefit the shelter she rediscovered her father in. The Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky is holding a private screening of the new movie “Being Flynn.” The film’s main character discovers his father in a homeless shelter where he is working. Although shelter director Rachael Winters said she is not sure if the movie will precisely portray homelessness, she hopes it paints an accurate pic-

Standing with a certificate from The University of Cincinnati, Christine Carter-Wilson graduates from her program this spring.

Christine Carter-Wilson and her father, when she was an infant. She didn't see him for almost 30 years until he came to the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky when she was interning last summer. THANKS TO CHRISTINE CARTER-WILSON


ture. “I think that homelessness can be glamorized,” she explained. “So this movie may tell more of a real story. I think it’s a great story for the perspective of someone who is at a shelter because that story has never

been told.” Winters said the shelter tries to choose fundraisers that are different, and the $25 admission price will go toward food and other supplies. Carter-Wilson will tell her story to the crowd before the

movie, Winters said.

Sharing the story

The story, itself, is reflective of Carter-Wilson’s strength through what others might see as tragedy. She says her journey to re-

unite with her father, like her, is spiritual. “It was ironic because my husband’s name is Scott and the shelter is on Scott Street,” she said. “I’m spiritual, always, with these kinds of things that connect me to a place.” When she let her father in, she took him down one of the building’s long hallways, which to her seemed never ending. She then asked him for a moment alone in the office. “I said, ‘Do I at all look familiar?’ He just looked up at me,” she explained. She then recited her name, the nearly mechanical way he recited it earlier when she asked him about his history. They’ve seen each other a few times since, she said, and he has found housing. She hopes her story can change the trajectory for others, and that sharing it before the showing will help viewers relate. Tickets to A Night at the Movies benefiting the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky can be purchased for $25. For more information about the event call 859-291-4555 or email EmergencyShelterNKY


Firefighter lives to serve Taylor Mill community By Amy Scalf

TAYLOR MILL — John Stagger knows about keeping people safe. He’s a state fire inspector as well as a firefighter and paramedic for the city of Taylor Mill. Before switching his career path to firefighting in 1995, Stagger was a Covington police officer for

10 years. He completed his criminal justice degree at the University of Cincinnati and earned his emergency medical technician certification from Cincinnati State in 2002. “In this day and age you have to be a paramedic to be a firefighter. More than 90 percent of our calls are emergency medical,” said Stagger. “But fire service always held something

close to my heart.” He’s glad he came to Taylor Mill in 2010. “It’s amazing how many generations have grown up here and still live here,” he said. “It’s also pretty interesting how the city operates. We all know each other and help each other out.” Fire Chief Dennis Halpin said Stagger is “a very good firefighter and med-

ic, very knowledgeable,” and he takes good care of people. “One of the things I stress is good patient care. You have to be nice to people when they are sick and he does a good job of that,” said Halpin. “I have a good staff and I want the best out of them. I’ve got good people, and I want all my people to be recognized for what they do.”

Firefighter/EMS John Stagger provides outstanding service at the Taylor Mill Fire Department. AMY SCALF/THE COMMUNITY RECORDER


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 2 Art Centers & Art Museums The Art of Food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Culinary inspired works of art by artists Eric Brass, Leah Busch, Marisa Dipaola, Sayaka Ganz, Sandra Gross, Jeffrey Hayes, Matt Kotlarczyk, Pam Kravetz, Jim Merz, Carla Morales, Sara Pearce, Kim Shifflett and Jacquelyn Sommer. Free. 859-491-2030; Covington. A Retelling, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Artisans Enterprise Center, 27 W. Seventh St., Works by Brian Harmon, McCrystle Wood and Billy Renkl. Curator: Katie Rentzke. 859-292-2322; Covington.

Art Openings The Art of Food, 6-9 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Culinary inspired works of art by artists Eric Brass, Leah Busch, Marisa Dipaola, Sayaka Ganz, Sandra Gross, Jeffrey Hayes, Matt Kotlarczyk, Pam Kravetz, Jim Merz, Carla Morales, Sara Pearce, Kim Shifflett and Jacquelyn Sommer. Opening reception includes culinary creations by some of the area’s top chefs. Exhibit continues through April 13. $60, $45 members at door; $50, $35 members advance. Reservations recommended. 859-957-1940; Covington.

Dining Events Fish Fry Frenzy, 5-7 p.m., Trinity United Methodist ChurchLatonia, 101 E. Southern Ave., Gym. Includes fried or baked fish, bread, macaroni and cheese, hush puppies, stewed tomatoes, fries, creamy slaw, desserts, drinks and children’s menu. Carryout available but no drinks with carryout. $8, $7 seniors, $3 children. 859-2614010. Latonia. Fish Fry, 4-8 p.m., Crescent Springs Firehouse, 777 Overlook Drive, Fish, shrimp, French fries and onion rings. Dine-in or carryout. Presented by Crescent Springs & Villa Hills Fire Department and Emergency Services. 859-341-3840; Crescent Springs. St. Barbara Fish Fry, 4:30-8 p.m., St. Barbara Church, 4042 Turkeyfoot Road, Fish dinner $7.50. Shrimp dinner $9.50. Children’s dinner $4. Carryout available. 859-534-0304; Erlanger. Lenten Fish Fry, 4-8 p.m., Mary Queen of Heaven School, 1130 Donaldson Highway, Menu includes shrimp, baked cod dinner, platters, fish sandwich, sides, desserts and kids menu. Available for dine-in, carryout or drive-thru. 859-371-2622. Erlanger. Holy Cross High School Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Holy Cross High School, 3617 Church St., Alumni Hall. Fish sandwiches, shrimp baskets and cheese pizza. Sides: hush puppies, green beans, macaroni and cheese or French fries and dessert. Drinks available for purchase. Family friendly. 859-431-1335; Covington. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Fort Wright Civic Club, 115 Kennedy Road, Co-Sponsors: Covington Catholic Community Service Club, Cub Scout No. 773, Spark’s Special Ed, Cub Scout No. 831, Notre Dame Urban Ed Center, Girl Scouts and Boy Scout No. 236. Family friendly. 859-331-1150. Fort Wright. Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Prince of

Peace Catholic School, Covington, 625 W. Pike St., Presented by Prince of Peace Catholic School. 859-431-5153. Covington.

Exhibits Our Rivers’ Fury: Past and Present Ohio Valley Floods, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, 1600 Montague Road, Taking special look at regional floods, including the flood of 1937, exhibit explores how floods changed landscape of Ohio River Valley. Multi-sensory experiences through interactive components and documentaries produced by Local 12 and Dan Hurley. Family friendly. $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 859-4914003. Covington.

859-802-1579; Erlanger.

Exhibits Our Rivers’ Fury: Past and Present Ohio Valley Floods, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 859-491-4003. Covington.

Music - Acoustic Waiting on Ben, 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 112 E. Fourth St., 859-491-6659. Covington.

Music - Jazz New Sleepcat Band, 7 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 859-261-2365; Covington.

Karaoke and Open Mic

Music - Latin

Karaoke, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Erlanger VFW, 4435 Dixie Highway, Cash bar only. With Jay. No cover. 859-727-9303. Erlanger.

Jorge Wojtas, 7-10 p.m., Argentine Bean Bistro and Wine Bar, 2875 Town Center Blvd., Free. 859-426-1042; Crestview Hills.

Music - Concerts Yonder Mountain String Band, 8:30 p.m. With the Infamous Stringdusters. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave., Jamgrass band from Colorado. Standing only on the main floor. $22.50; plus fees. 859-491-2444; Covington.

Music - Jazz New Sleepcat Band, 7:30 p.m., Dee Felice Cafe, 529 Main St., Directed by Bill Gemmer and features John Von Ohlen. 859261-2365; Covington.

Music - Rock The Jabs, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., Shimmers Tavern, 1939 Dixie Highway, 859-426-0490. Fort Wright.

Seminars After Hours at the Library with Dave Ramsey Speaker Christy Brown, 7-9 p.m., Newport Branch Library, 901 E. Sixth St., Brown expands upon philosophies taught in Financial Peace University classes and offers common sense principles about time, money management and what’s important in life. Audience members enter to win Dave Ramsey product giveaways. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Campbell County Public Library. 859-572-5035; Newport.

SATURDAY, MARCH 3 Auditions Katalyst Talent Agency Open Call, 2-5 p.m., Katalyst, LLC, 3037 Dixie Highway, Suite 214, All experience levels seeking representation with Katalyst. First come, first served. Requirements at website. Family friendly. Free. 859-581-4555. Edgewood.

Music - Rock State Song, 8 p.m.-midnight, The Avenue Lounge, 411 Madison Ave., 859-261-6120. Covington.

On Stage - Comedy Skeeter’s Joke Fest, 8 p.m. Comedians Dave Hyden, Ray Price, Skeeter, Christina Goderwis, Zach Hale, John Bernard and Rob Wilfong., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., $5. 859-314-9543; Latonia.

Special Events Big Blue Bash: Coast 2 Coast, 6:30 p.m., Drawbridge Inn Hotel, 2477 Royal Drive, $40. 859-3412800. Fort Mitchell.

Youth Sports Become a Soccer Referee, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Bridge course for grade 9 licensed referees to upgrade to a grade 8 patch., Thomas More College, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Recertification for 2012 or become new referee. $65. Reservations required. Presented by KY Soccer Referee Association Inc.. 859-282-0222; Crestview Hills.

SUNDAY, MARCH 4 Benefits Ladies Night Out, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Charming Charlie, 2787 Town Center Blvd., All attendees receive 20 percent off purchases Includes giveaways and shopping from 6-8 vendors. benefits Special Spaces Cincinnati. $5. Presented by Special Spaces Cincinnati. 513-518-8814; events/266969283356293/. Crestview Hills.

Dining Events

Kentucky Kuzzins, 8-10:30 p.m., Promenade Palace, 3630 Decoursey Pike, Mainstream level Western-style square dance club for experienced dancers. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 513-929-2427. Covington.

Sunday Brunch, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Kroger Fort Mitchell, 2156 Dixie Hwy., Bistro. Variety of brunch items to choose from, including eggs cooked to order, entrees, side dishes, fresh fruit, breakfast breads and more. Milk, juice and coffee included. Family friendly. $7.99, $2.99 ages 9 and under. 859-331-0080. Fort Mitchell.


Exercise Classes

Savvy Saving Conference, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Erlanger, 1379 Donaldson Road, Learn to save thousands of dollars a year with couponing and stockpiling knowledge. Ages 18 and up. $35. Registration required. Presented by Stockpiling Moms.

Wrestling Open Mats, 5-6:30 p.m., All Star Performance Training, 8419 U.S. 42, Designed for the committed wrestler, grades K-12, who want to reach full potential. Intense drilling and live wrestling to prepare you for your upcoming season. $6. Registration required. 859912-0764; Elsmere.

Community Dance

Exhibits Our Rivers’ Fury: Past and Present Ohio Valley Floods, 1-5 p.m. Oral History Collection 1-4 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 859-491-4003. Covington.

Kristen Simmons, formerly of Louisville, will make two local stops for her book tour on Monday, March 5. She will be at the Boone County Public Library in Burlington at 3:30 p.m. and Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Crestview Hills at 7 p.m. to discuss her new book, "Article 5," the first in a young-adult dystopian trilogy that takes place in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. THANKS TO ALEXIS SAARELA

The opening reception for The Art of Food exhibit will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 2, at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd. in Covington. Reception admission is $60 for non-members and $45 for members at the door. The exhibit will be on display through April 13 and free to view after the opening reception. The exhibition will be closed March 3. Pictured is cast glass toast by Leah Busch and Sandra Gross. PROVIDED Mongan Library, 502 Scott Blvd., Reading to dogs to improve reading skills. Grades 1-6. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Kenton County Public Library. 859-9624077. Covington.

On Stage - Comedy Wicked Ladies of Comedy, 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m., Yadda Club, 404 Pike St., With Leah McBride, Carla Brittain, Low Down and Hannah Bishop. Hosted by sweet Biscuit. $5. 859-491-5600. Covington.

beats. All fitness levels welcome. $5. Presented by Zumba with Gabrielle. 513-702-4776. Edgewood.


Become a Soccer Referee, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Entry-level grade 9 one-day course., Thomas More College, $65. Reservations required. 859-282-0222; Crestview Hills.

Our Rivers’ Fury: Past and Present Ohio Valley Floods, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Behringer-Crawford Museum, $7, $6 seniors, $4 children. 859-491-4003. Covington.


Weight Loss Class, 6:30-7 p.m., Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11969 Taylor Mill Road, $60 for 12-week membership. First class free. Presented by Equipped Ministries. 859-802-8965; Independence.

Art Centers & Art Museums The Art of Food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-491-2030; Covington.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke with DJ Will Corson, 9 p.m., The Avenue Lounge, 411 Madison Ave., $5 wine and $10 domestic buckets. 859-261-6120. Covington. Open Mic Night, 7:30 p.m., The Pub Crestview Hills, 2853 Dixie Highway, With Mike Liggett. 859-426-7827; Crestview Hills.

Literary - Crafts Techie Crafting, 4-6 p.m., Mary Ann Mongan Library, 502 Scott Blvd., Create CD magnets, diskette notebooks, kilobyte jewelry and other creations using computer components. Ages 6-12. Free. Presented by Mary Ann Mongan Branch Library. 859-962-4071; Covington.

Health / Wellness

Karaoke and Open Mic Open Mic/College Night, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Mahogany’s Coffee House and Bar, 3715 Winston Ave., Hosted by Pete Wallace. Free. 859-261-1029. Latonia.

Literary - Libraries Cyber Cafe, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mary Ann Mongan Library, 502 Scott Blvd., Play games, watch videos or listen to music. Ages 6-12. Free. Presented by Mary Ann Mongan Branch Library. 859962-4071; Covington.

Music - Bluegrass Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Band, 9 p.m.-midnight, Zola, 626 Main St., Free. 859-261-7510. Covington.

Music - Rock Rocky Loves Emily, 6 p.m. With for the Foxes and New County., Bangarang’s of Covington, 620 Scott Blvd., $12, $10 advance. 513-460-3815; Covington.

Wednesday, March 7 Art Centers & Art Museums The Art of Food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-491-2030; Covington.

Civic Kenton County Conservation District Board Meeting, 5-6:30 p.m., Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission, 2332 Royal Drive, Regular meeting to discuss conservation district programs, projects and activities. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Kenton County Conservation District. Through Dec. 5. 859586-7903. Fort Mitchell.

Education Our Children Achieve Luncheon, noon-1:30 p.m., Drees Pavilion, 790 Park Lane, Hear about accomplishments of children with special needs. Speakers: parents of children who have been served by New Perceptions. Ages 18 and up. Benefits New Perceptions Children’s Services. Free. Reservations required. 859-344-9322; Covington.

Recreation Duplicate Bridge, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Elsmere Senior Center, 179 Dell St., Lower Level. Open to all players. Family friendly. $5. Presented by Boone County Bridge Center. 859-391-8639; Elsmere.

Tuesday, March 6 Art Centers & Art Museums The Art of Food, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Free. 859-491-2030; Covington.

Community Dance

Good, Bad, Ugly in NKY: Land Use and Sustainability, 2-4 p.m., Erlanger Branch Library, 401 Kenton Lands Road, Also presented by the Sierra Club. Focus: using our resources wisely. Film festival includes portions of four films and three local speakers. Free. Presented by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth: Northern Kentucky Chapter. 859-291-2976. Erlanger.

Line Dancing, 7-9 p.m., Lookout Heights Civic Club, 1661 Park Road, Holly and Bernie Ruschman, instructors. Beginners welcome. Smoke-free. Family friendly. $6, $3 for first-timers. Presented by H & B Dance Co.. 859-727-0904. Fort Wright.

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Real-life local grandfather and grandson Mike Moskowitz, Mr. Green, and Joshua Steele, Ross Gardiner, will perform in "Visiting Mr. Green" at the Monmouth Theatre, 636 Monmouth Street in Newport, March 3, 4, 10 and 11. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Presented by Falcon Theatre. Tickets are $14 for open seating. To purchase tickets, visit or call 513-479-6783. THANKS TO SHANNAN BOYER



Maple syrup spices up chunky granola mix It’s maple syrup time! When our boys were little we drilled a hole in one of our sugar maples, put a homemade spile in it, and hung a bucket to gather what we knew would be Rita gallons of Heikenfeld sap. Well, RITA’S KITCHEN something wasn’t right with our process and we got just dribbles. After that experience, I decided the grocery was my best source for pure maple syrup. Since I have so many reader requests, I’m using column space for those instead of several recipes.

Rita’s Can’t-Quit-Eating Chunky Maple Granola For years I’ve been trying to make chunky granola, adding dry milk, extra honey, you name it, without success. Leave it to Cook’s Illustrated to develop a technique that works. Here’s my adaptation. Don’t get timid about adding flax and chia seeds. They’re optional, but huge sources of Omega 3, the chia in particular, and are really tasty. It’s easy to eat, being chunky and all, thus the name. I’m going to try this technique with my other granola recipes. Check out my blog at for step-bystep photos. Coating:

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How many people wake each morning looking forward to going to work? Jim Jenkins did; he was an educator all of his life and truly loved what he did. Jenkins,whodiedFeb.21, would have turned 80 on March 15 and often remarked what a fortunate life he had lived. After being diagnosed with incurable cancer in August, the Fort

five children and six grandchildren and surrounded by friends who became central to their lives. Jenkins was an excellent golfer and on any pleasant day, he and Mary Ann could be Jenkins found on the golf course. This past exceptionally mild winter was truly a gift as they played almost once a week and the doctor said it was the perfect therapy. Shortly after his diagnosis, he joined a group of his golfing buddies for their

Thomas resident remained positive, often reflecting that he couldn’t believe he had lived almost 80 good years. He and his wife, Mary Ann, would have been married 20 years. Mary Ann often said she wished they could have known each other when they were both young, but actually, the way it turned out, the “winter” years of their lives were truly the “golden years,” spent enjoying holidays with their

The YMCA is offering half day School Age Child Care to incoming 2012-2013 Kindergarten students at JA Caywood and Ryland Heights Elementary. Registration will be held on Wednesday, March 14th, 11:30am1:30pm and 6:00pm-7:00pm at the schools. All forms may be obtained through the YMCA or the school office.

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Community Recorder It is a rare opportunity to enjoy the musical gifts of a Julliard-trained pianist as he plays the works of a great composer. It is far rarer for the same virtuosic performer to delight his audience with a full psychiatric profile of that composer, and how it influenced the evolution of his cherished music. Richard ReKogan nowned pianist and psychiatrist Dr. Richard Kogan takes the stage of the Otto M. Budig Theatre at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, pairing the seminal works of Ludwig van Beethoven with observations about the relationship between the composer’s mind, his creative motivations and his music. Tickets for The Mind and Music of Beethoven with Dr. Richard Kogan are $25; $19 for Carnegie members, WVXU Perks and Enjoy the Arts Members and students. Tickets can be purchased through The Carnegie Box Office or by phone at 859-9571940. Tickets are also available online at The Mind & Music of Beethoven with Dr. Richard Kogan is co-produced with The Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute.


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Dave Erion Dave Erion, 65, of Taylor Mill, died Feb. 22, 2012, at his residence. He served in the U.S. Air Force and worked in finance as a senior vice president of Cinfed Credit Union in Cincinnati. He formerly served as Sunday school teacher, deacon, a choir member and was a fill-in music leader at Latonia Baptist Church. His parents, John and Laura Erion, and brother, Jerry Erion, died previously. Survivors include his wife, Gayle Oliver Erion; sons, Jonathan Erion, Richard Phillips and Michael Phillips; and four granddaughters. Memorials: Latonia Baptist Church, P.O. Box 15103, Covington.

Martha Kloeker Martha E. Ritzi Kloeker, 84, of Edgewood, died Feb. 20, 2012, at

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28, of Highland Heights, issued Feb. 3. Natisha Julian, 25, and Anthony Hensley, 35, both of Covington, issued Feb. 3. Mary Richardson, 47, and Robert Huff, 56, both of Covington, issued Feb. 6. Emily Baglien, 28, and Timothy Juengel, 41, both of Cincinnati, issued Feb. 7. Rhianon Guard, 34, and Joseph Soard, 36, both of Covington, issued Feb. 7. Amber Yeary, 27, and Anthony Plummer, 35, both of Park Hills, issued Feb. 1. Eva Larsson, 28, and Jason Bove, 38, both of Oregonia, issued Feb. 1. Ranae Wuest, 29, and Adam Hutzel, 31, both of Covington, issued Feb. 1.

Bridget Steely, 34, of Edgewood and Carl Harris, 33, of Park Hills, issued Feb. 7,. Jessica Lovins, 30, and Michael Holt, 30, both of Fort Mitchell, issued Feb. 8. Kimberly Schiesl, 28, and Noah Finley, 30 both of Cincinnati, issued Feb. 8. Patience Church, 27, and Russell Bowman, 29, both of Covington, issued Feb. 8. Holly Ashenfelter, 39, and Jeremiah Cook, 31, both of Mooresville, issued Feb. 9. Ronda Collins, 29, and Stanley Meatchem Jr., 29, both of Cincinnati, issued Feb. 9. Billie Waynick, 37, and Julius Norman, 24, both of Cincinnati, issued Feb. 9.



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Please take notice that Duke Energy Kentucky, Inc. has applied to the Kentucky Public Service Commission for approval to revise its Electric Rider Demand Side Management (DSM) rates for electric service for residential customers. Duke Energy Kentucky’s current monthly DSM rate for Residential electric customers is $0.001514 per kilowatt-hour. Duke Energy Kentucky’s current rate for Distribution Level rates Part A, DS, DP, DT, GS-FL, EH & SP is $0.001052 per kilowatt-hour. Duke Energy Kentucky’s current rate for Transmission Level Rates and Distribution Level rates Part B, TT is $0.000274 per kilowatt-hour. Duke Energy Kentucky’s current rate for Distribution Level rates Total, DS, DP, DT, GS-FL, EH & SP is $0.001326 per kilowatt-hour. Duke Energy Kentucky’s current rate for Gas Rider DSM residential rate RS is $0.016509 per hundred cubic feet. Duke Energy Kentucky seeks approval to revise these rates as follows: Duke Energy Kentucky’s Electric Rider DSM rate for residential electric customers would increase to $0.003934 per kilowatthour. Duke Energy Kentucky’s rate Distribution Level rates Part A, DS, DP, DT, GS-FL, EH&SP would decrease to $0.000560 per kilowatt-hour. Duke Energy Kentucky’s Transmission Level Rates and Distribution Level rates Part B, TT would increase to $0.000479 per kilowatt-hour. The rates for Distribution Level Rates Total, DS, DP, DT, GS-FL, EH&SP would decrease to $0.001039 per kilowatthour. Duke Energy Kentucky’s current rate for Gas Rider DSM residential rate RS would decrease to 0.009551 cost per hundred cubic feet. The rates contained in this notice are the rates proposed by Duke Energy Kentucky. However, the Public Service Commission may order a rate to be charged that differs from these proposed rates. Such action may result in rates for consumers other than the rates in this notice. The foregoing rates reflect a proposed increase in electric revenues of approximately $3.1 million or 1.3% over current total electric revenues and a decrease of $0.5 million or (0.4)% over current gas revenues.


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