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Pact may save lives, money Four fire departments collaborate on pooling resources By Amanda Hopkins

After almost two years of planning, four local fire departments have announced the newest initiative to provide better quality service to the communities. The Northeast Fire Collaborative includes the Loveland Symmes, Sycamore Township, Sharonville and Blue Ash fire departments, which will join resources to reduce response time. “We’re working on trying to Jetter standardize policy and improve ... safety and response,” said Loveland Symmes Fire Department Chief Otto Huber. “We hope to set a foundation for a fire service working collaborative.” The collaborative lays the groundwork for “visions and values” to be shared by all of the involved departments. Huber said that the plan can help create safer fire ground operations with more firefighters responding, help pool resources to save money for all 11 fire stations and create opportunities for firefighters from all departments to train together. Sharonville Fire Chief Ralph Hammonds said the collaborative makes sense fiscally, and for the safety of firefighters.


Four local fire departments are joining forces in the Northeast Fire Collaborative, a joint effort to enhance fire protection and save money in the Loveland Symmes, Blue Ash, Sycamore Township and Sharonville Fire Departments by sharing resources. From left, Bruck Hawk (Loveland Symmes), Ann Burrell (Blue Ash), Wes Dendler (Loveland Symmes), Brad Niehaus (Blue Ash), Josh Galvin (Sycamore Township), Jayson Robertson (Sharonville), Walter Cook (Sycamore Township), John Eadicicco (Loveland Symmes), Mike Morrison (Sharonville) and Jeff Vaughn (Sharonville). “We’re not a volunteer organization anymore,” Hammonds said. “If we were a volunteer department, we’d get two dozen firefighters on the scene. “Now, we have to staff a dozen, around the clock. We can’t afford to staff all the time for the big events that we have.” It can also improve response times by having the closest station respond to an emergency call. “It’s a matter of being responsible,” said Huber. Hammonds said the collaborative provides the ability to provide the proper amount of resources to fight house fires, and allows the

group to buy items as a group, in bulk, which saves money. “For Sharonville, it helps provide better services for the most reasonable cost,” Hammonds said. “It’s that way for all the communities. “It provides all the benefits of a fire district, without the politics and losing each department’s identity.” Sharonville Mayor Virgil Lovitt said fire services are getting increasingly harder to provide, due to added cost and changing regulations. “We need to look for ways to achieve the savings of a fire district and increase services,” he said.

“These types of partnerships will probably become more common in the future.” The collaborative is open to including other communities’ departments that share the same vision, but Huber said that additions would have to make sense both by enhancing the work of the fire departments and staying costeffective. The collaborative is currently in talks with Montgomery and Madeira-Indian Hill Fire Departments about joining the group. – Reporter Kelly McBride Reddy contributed to this story.

Businesses, residents on alert after burglaires By Amanda Hopkins

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With a couple of new burglaries in the Deer Park area in recent weeks, area businesses are again looking at security and keeping their own establishments at less risk for theft. Both the Dairy Mart at the corner of Plainfield Road and Webster Avenue and the Deer Park Cleaners on Blue Ash Road right across the Silverton border were robbed earlier this month. The Dairy Mart was robbed June 16 around 10:50 p.m. The two black male subjects, armed with a handgun, made off with an unknown amount of U.S. currency and property from in the store. The clerk on duty was not harmed. At the Deer Park Cleaners, an unknown number of suspects forced entry through the garage and left with a 500-pound safe containing a large sum of money and personal belongings of owners, Howard and Jan Duvall. “(The robbery is) very upset-


Deer Park Cleaners in Silverton, run by Jan Duvall and her husband Howard, was broken into earlier this month and had its safe stolen containing large sums of money and personal items. The case is still under investigation. ting,” said Jan Duvall. “It’s not about the money, it’s about the violation.” Duvall said it is only the second break-in she has dealt with in the 20 years at the cleaners. Both robberies are still under investigation. Deer Park Business Association

Treasurer and branch manager of the Deer Park Peoples Community Bank, Donna Farrell, said that safety measures were addressed during the February meeting after the robberies at Deer Park Deli and Remke Market. Deer Park Police Chief Mike Schlie and Ken Puthoff from Larry’s Lock, Safe and Security Center talked with the association about tips for robbery prevention and security. After the recent break-ins, Business Association President and owner of Baressi’s, Sarah Wagner, sent an e-mail to all members to make them aware. “Communication is important to us, as well as training and information,” said Farrell. Nearby Sycamore Township is also on alert after multiple car break-ins. Lt. Dan Reid with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department said that thieves have been taking things out of people’s cars, including cars parked in driveways. “Make sure you lock your car doors,” Reid said.

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Upon the recommendations of the Deer Park Police Department from a meeting earlier this year, area businesses are taking into consideration a few robbery prevention tips and what to do if a robbery does occur, including keeping cash drawers low and having an emergency response plan that all employess are aware of and understand. From Larry’s Lock, Safe and Security Center, Ken Puthoff recommends good lighting for better visibility and creating a deterrent for a would-be robber. Cameras are always helpful in the entrance, exit and by the cash register in any business. It was also recommended to advertise the security devices around the business. With car break-ins, Lt. Dan Reid of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department reminds all residents to lock car doors and to remove all electronics and other valuables from the vehicle.


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Madeira to celebrate Independence Day July 2 By Caitlin Varley

Madeira usually celebrates Fourth of July on July 3, but this year’s event will take place July 2. Tom Moeller, city manager, said conducts the event the day before because the event is put together by many city employees. By not holding it on the actual holiday, the employees get to have their own holiday and it saves the city money. Moeller added that it is easier to get more participants in the parade before July 4. This year’s event is July 2 because the Saturday holiday will be observed by the city July 3, Moeller said. The event will include the

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To participate in the Madeira Fourth of July parade Thursday, July 2, call the city of Madeira at 561-7228. Madeira Mile, parade, food and entertainment at the park and fireworks. Moeller said the city hosts the event to celebrate Independence Day. “It’s a community event,” Moeller said. “It’s an opportunity for everybody to get together and basically have a very, very large neighborhood party.” He added that people who have moved away often come back and it becomes a reunion. Moeller estimated that between 3,000 and 5,000

Celebration details The city of Madeira’s Independence Day celebration is Thursday, July 2. The parade, featuring local civic, sports and non-profit organizations, begins at 7 p.m. at Madeira High School. It will travel along Miami Road to Sellman Park behind Madeira Middle School. Parking will be prohibited at the high school and at Sellman Park. Parking will be available on side streets and at area churches. There will be a shuttle bus for parade participants from St. Gertrude Church to Madeira High School. The festival will feature the band Dangerous Jim and the Slims which will perform at 8 p.m. Food booths will be run by local sports organizations. Coolers and chairs are allowed for the band performance and the Rozzi fireworks at 10 p.m. people attend the event. Moeller said this is Madeira’s biggest holiday celebration, partly because it is in the middle of summer. “It’s an important holiday, too,” Moeller said. “I think it deserves to

have the biggest celebration.” Mike Steur, chairman of the recreation and parks board, has been involved in the event for about 15 years. He said they meet about 3 weeks after the prior year’s

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event for a debriefing. Then, it goes dormant until the beginning of the year when they select the grand marshal for the parade and line up the band. Steur said before the parade starts, they have the Madeira Mile, which is a fun race. It is about a mile long and for anyone who wants to participate, running or walking. The parade generally has about 80 units, Moeller said, which could add up to 400 to 500 people. Parade participants can ride bikes, cars or walk. “It’s pretty much open to all,” Moeller said. Steur said the grand marshal for this year’s parade is the family of Dean Winkelman. Winkelman was a member of the Madeira police department who died in

October. “He was a brilliant mainstay in the parade from an organizational standpoint,” Steur said. Winkelman directed traffic in and out of the high school to get the parade started. “He did that for a long time and did a great job at it so we’re honoring him this year,” Steur said. Steur said his favorite part of the parade is the grand marshal. “It’s a great way to be able to honor a person or family,” Steur said. “It’s just neat to be able to see that recognition. He added that it is neat to see people lining the streets and grabbing the candy. He also likes the fireworks. Moeller said his favorite part of the event is always the fireworks.

Seven spots filled in Madeira schools

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The Madeira City Schools will have several new faces when the 2009-2010 school year begins in August. Superintendent Steve Kramer said that seven positions in the three district buildings have been filled. In the elementary school, Amy Rider will fill retired teacher Barb Mackris’ position in first grade. Rider has been with the district since 2005 as a preschool teacher. Recent college graduate from Anderson University in Indiana, Megan Toubbeh will fill Rider’s spot as a preschool teacher. Julie Siekman, a teacher from the Little Miami School District, moves into retired teacher Jacque Gentile’s spot as a third-grade teacher. Amy Sprong is the newest special education teacher at the elementary school, coming from New Miami Elementary School. She is also an adjunct professor and field supervisor at Xavier University. Tammy Saunders will

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teach second grade next year. She previously taught with the Madeira City School District and has returned after taking five years off. At the Middle School, Rebecca Durkee will teach special education. She started in the middle of last school year and will continue in the position for the upcoming year. She most recently taught at Amherst Middle School in New Hampshire before starting as substitute in Madeira. Caroline Keith will teach music at both the middle school and the high school. Keith is a graduate of the College Conservatory of Music at Xavier University and was teaching at Cardinal Pacelli in Mt. Lookout. The district is still interviewing for a part-time psychologist for the high school. Kramer says he hopes to have that position filled in the coming weeks and looks forward to helping the district grow with the new staff members. “We’re looking for new thought and new ideas,” said Kramer.

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Plainville project at end of road By Rob Dowdy

It’s been a long journey, and now the Plainville Road project is all but complete. Minor work on the streetscape continues, but Columbia Township residents and drivers are now likely to notice new sidewalks, street lights, benches, trash receptacles and landscaping along the road. Township Administrator Michael Lemon said there’s a small list of minor work to


The streetscape of Plainville Road has seen improvements with the completion of the renovation project. The road is now lined with new streetlights, landscaping and park benches, while the utilities have been moved underground.

put the finishing touches on the project, but he’s still happy with the results. “For all intents and purposes, it’s all finished,” Lemon said. “I certainly think the area’s appearance is greatly enhanced.” Mark Kaplan, who owns Howard Kitchen Studio on Plainville Road, said he’s pleased to see the improvements along the road. He said the construction, while some saw it as a nuisance, was well-done considering the scope of the

renovation. “Overall, I think what they did was just great,” Kaplan said. Kaplan said he runs an upscale business, so the improved streetscape is likely to help attract both new business and new customers. Lemon said he hopes once the economy takes an upswing, the Plainville Road area will become a point of interest with developers looking to move to the township.


Workers put the finishing touches on the Plainville Road renovation project by completing a small strip of sidewalk. The project is almost entirely finished, with minor work being done in the coming days.

Budget process could be bumpy road in Columbia Twp. By Rob Dowdy


Columbia Township workers Jamey Evanchyk (left) and Dustin Frazier load a truck with supplies used for patching township roads. With no new road levy, the township will be patching roads and filling potholes more than in the past few years.

Budgeting for the upcoming year can be a daunting task for local governments and residents alike, and time is winding down for government entities to officially adopt their 2010 budgets. Columbia Township

Administrator Michael Lemon said the first draft of the budget is completed, but there’s still some work to be done before the numbers can be refined. For instance, bids have gone out for waste collection services in the township so that officials can determine the amount of millage on the waste collection levy in November. Lemon said the township

is also still figuring out the amount of money to pay the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, which is dealing with its own wellpublicized budget concerns. With the failure of the recent road levy, the road maintenance budget will increase, as road crews must patch and fill potholes instead of road resurfacing projects going out to bid. Road Superintendent




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J o h n Columbia Servizzi said his Township crew has Administrator always Michael patched r o a d s Lemon said and filled the first draft potholes, of the budget a l o n g w i t h is completed, t h e i r but there’s numerous other still some responsiwork to be bilities, done before but without any the numbers r o a d can be resurfacrefined. i n g scheduled this year his department is working on more roads than in the typical year. “That’s a tougher (work) load on us,” he said. “There’s just so much you can do to a road.” Lemon said as far as revenue is concerned, the money the township receives from the state was reduced between 10 and 20 percent this year, and he anticipates a similar amount for the coming year. While that could pose a problem, Lemon said the township is aware of financial problems at the state, county and local levels, and will plan accordingly. “We tend to budget conservatively,” Lemon said. Columbia Township is hosting a public hearing to hear resident input July 7, with a trustee vote on the budget to take place July 14.


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State Sen. Schuler dies after cancer fight Gannett News Service Bill Harris in a statement. Ohio Sen. Robert Schuler Before being elected to (R-7th District), a the State Senate in 2003, Sycamore Township resiSchuler dent in state and local govserved in the ernment for more than 25 Ohio House years, died June 19 at his from 1993 home after a battle with to 2000. cancer. He was 66. He also Known as a quiet but served as effective legislator by colSycamore leagues, Schuler was serv- Schuler To w n s h i p ing his second term in the trustee from 1988 to 1992 Ohio Senate. and Deer Park City Council Schuler, chairman of the member from 1978 to Senate Energy & Public 1985. Utilities Committee in the “He did a lot for the last General Assembly, was town. He came up with the a key architect of Ohio’s slogan: ‘There’s more in new energy policy signed Sycamore.’ He was a great into law last year by Gov. guy and will be missed,” Ted Strickland. said Dick Kent, Sycamore “It is difficult to find Township trustee and close words to express the friend for 40 years. tremendous sense of loss I “Bob’s pasta parties feel personally and for the became a spring tradition entire Senate. Bob was a among the party faithful dear friend, a true public and, true to his conserservant and a very good vatism, Bob never asked for man,” said Senate President more than about $25 at this

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annual fundraising event,” said Alex Triantafilou, Hamilton County Republican chairman. Former Congressman Rob Portman called Schuler “the nicest guy in politics.” The Ohio Senate GOP Caucus will choose a replacement to finish his current term ending next year. Ineligible to run for reelection because of term limits, state Rep. Shannon Jones (R-Springboro), and former state representatives Michele Schneider and Tom Brinkman are expected to compete for his 7th District seat that includes eastern Hamilton County and all of Warren County. Schuler is survived by his wife, Shelagh, two children and five grandchildren. Schuler was buried June 23 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Columbia Township officials have been hearing complaints about the intersection of Ridge and Highland and they recently decided to do something about it. The result is a collaboration with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department to dedicate specific times to closely monitor the intersection for drivers running through red lights. Lt. Dan Reid noted during last week’s Columbia Township trustees meeting that in a recent 24-hour span officers issued 29 citations, with 28 for running red lights. “I was actually surprised at the amount of tickets,” Reid said. Township Administrator Michael Lemon said complaints about the intersection have been constant, and the Ridge and Highland area has had a high number

Here’s a look at other points of discussion during the June 8 Columbia Township Trustees meeting: • Township Administrator Michael Lemon said the township is going out to bid on waste collection services, with hopes of opening the bids by the end of the month. The township needs the bids to determine the amount of millage to put on the waste levy in November. • Trustee President Stephen Langenkamp asked Lemon to set up a work session to discuss the township’s options on how to pay for the increased contract with the Deer Park-Silverton Joint Fire District. The district is doubling what the township paid in its last threeyear contract, but is allowing Columbia to gradually pay the increase over the length of the contract. The difference in next year’s contract is about $8,000 more. • The Wal-Mart on Ridge Road in the township is closing its doors in September. Lemon said the reason the store is closing is because of its inability to expand into a “superstore,” as well as a newly opened Wal-Mart within a few miles of the existing store. of accidents in recent years. He said the township and sheriff’s patrols hope to combat this “pervasive problem” by sporadically focusing on the intersection a couple times a month. Reid said patrols weren’t hiding, but instead were in plain sight when they would often see several vehicles running a single red light.

He said he was only able to catch one at a time, but the numbers were still staggering. Lemon said Hamilton County is looking into resurfacing the road near the intersection next year, and the township has a design in place to alter the intersection’s turn lanes to increase traffic flow.

Madeira may consider relaxing some restrictions on gardens Madeira Mayor Sarah Evans thinks it may be time to reconsider restrictions on gardens and allow them to be used for more educational - but not commercial purposes. Evans said she planned to ask Law Director Robert Malloy and her fellow city council members at their meeting Monday, June 22, to consider changing the zoning code or referring the matter to the Planning Commission for study. The mayor agreed to raise the issue after a request by Doug Oppenheimer, president of the Madeira Historical Society, whose plans to allow people to learn about war-time Victory Gardens by planting vegetables in a vacant lot he owns were thwarted recently by the current zoning code. The code allows gardening only in residential districts for the use of residents living on the property. There is no house on Oppenheimer’s property; Oppenheimer lives else-

where in Madeira. Oppenheimer nevertheless went ahead and planted his garden Evans for the use of his family as he has done for years. He recently asked the mayor to initiate changes in the zoning code to allow gardens on any property in Madeira, to allow people to sell the produce, to allow people to share gardens and to allow organizations to use gardens to teach people how to garden. “My recent experience makes it clear that the zoning code needs to be rewritten in a way less restrictive - and in a way that encourages more gardening in the community of Madeira for any property owner in the community and does not hamper an organization from helping teach gardening,” Oppenheimer said. Evans said that, “I would like to see schools, museums, libraries, etc ... be able to have small, maintained

“These types of gardens should be subject to any setback or other limitations

The mayor agreed to raise the issue after a request by Doug Oppenheimer, president of the Madeira Historical Society, whose plans to allow people to learn about war-time Victory Gardens by planting vegetables in a vacant lot he owns were thwarted recently by the current zoning code. gardens for the purpose of education and general enjoyment. “Permitted conditionaluse properties in residential districts (churches, government buildings, schools,

parks, playgrounds, public libraries, firehouses, group homes and museums) should be allowed to establish a garden for educational but not commercial purposes,” she said.

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Technology updating in Madeira schools By Amanda Hopkins

“Any classroom can become a lab.”

Madeira City Schools’ Board of Education approved $58,000 for a technology lease purchase for the upgrade of computers at Madeira Middle School for the 2009-2010 school year. The lease is part of a five-year plan to upgrade technology for teachers and staff in all of the district buildings, which is in its third year. Last year’s technology lease provided for new laptops, printers and switches in the high school. The laptops have helped the computer labs become more mobile, instead of limiting computer time to the one lab in the building. “Any classroom can become a lab,” Superintendent Steve Kramer said. Similar plans are in store for the middle school and elementary school, which will be updated in

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2010-2011. Kramer and assistant superintendent Kenji Matsudo said that the five-year plan was designed so that every five years updated technology is being replaced for the different buildings and staff members. Matsudo said that the network is constantly updated to keep the technology working quickly and efficiently and that all buildings have wireless access. “We’re making sure we have strong (technology) infrastructure,” Matsudo said.


Book awards

Ursuline Academy juniors are honored by colleges, universities and other organizations at Ursuline’s Academic Awards ceremony. From bottom left are Emily Cleary of Hamilton, Harvard Book Award; Shannon Manley of Loveland, Yale Book Award; Jenny Robertson of Montgomery, Case Club Michelson-Morley Award; Molly Cowan of Kings Mill, Rensselaer Medal Award; In middle are Julia Tasset of Montgomery, University of Rochester Humanities Award; Lauren George of Mason, Notre Dame Book Award; Josie Male of Mount Lookout, Northwestern Book Award; Courtney Smalley of Loveland, Williams College Book Award; in top row are Hilary Pitner of Kenwood, University of Louisville Book Award; Taylor Johannigman of East Walnut Hills, Wofford College Scholar Nominee; Indre Matulaitis of Hyde Park, Furman University Scholars Nominee.


Essay winners

From left: eighth-graders Ishan Anand of Indian Hill Middle School, Joel Kimling of Madeira Middle School and Hannah Hope of St. Gertrude School recently won the “What Success Means to Me” essay contest sponsored by First Financial’s new Madeira Banking Center. The students each won United States Savings Bonds worth $1,000. PROVIDED. SUBMIT PHOTOS TO: RMALONEY@COMMUNITYPRESS.COM

National Honor Society

Several students were inducted into the Mount Notre Dame National Honor Society. They are, from left: seated, Julia Hider of Madeira, Elizabeth Fogarty of Blue Ash, Madeline Duckworth of Deerfield Township, Beth Warning of Sycamore Township and Jen Vonderbrink of Indian Hill; standing, Anna Hider of Madeira, Akshita Sharma of Kenwood, Holly Laub of Montgomery, Lisa Renner of Blue Ash, Kathryn Reynolds of Symmes Township, Lauren DiNardo of Sycamore Township and Becky Bradley of Loveland.

HONOR ROLLS Amity Elementary School

The following students have earned honors for the third quarter of 2008-2009.



Top Honors – Troy Bosse, Jane Davidson, Ravyn Feltner, Adam Fox, Daniel Kramer, Jake Moses and Sarah Sheppard. Honors – Ryan Anderson, David Back, Mikail Barker, Haley Baysic, Chrissy Boehmer, Joshua Ellison, Megan Fisk, Jordan Foley, Amber Hamilton, Dawn Hicks, Abigail Hunter, Tyler Jolley, Madeline Laake, Jonathan Long, Bradly Maggard, Ashley Mapes, Elizabeth Morgan, Xavier Pena, Sean Satterfield, Matthew Schneider, Jenna Shepherd, Jacob Shreves, Zach Steele, Samantha Stevens, Jordan Timmerding, Michelle Tranor, Emily Weber and

Hair today, gone tomorrow

St. Gertrude kindergartner Sydney Folan of Madeira sports a new hairdo just in time for summer – and her motivation has less to do with looking good than feeling good. That’s because Folan donated her freshly shorn hair to Locks of Love, a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces, made from hair by human donators, to financially disadvantaged children under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss.

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Top Honors – Katelyn Bosse, Samantha Brummett, Kane Eggers, Michaela McCarthy, Katlyn Mobley, Keiajah Norman and Logan Troxell. Honors – Rebekah Adams, Wesley Adams, Tara Adkins, Courtney Allen, Matthew Bosse, Zach Cain, Natalie Carnes, Rebecca Co, Michael Curry, Morgan Donnellon, Ian Elfers, Nick Giordullo, Brielle Greene, Jeremy Heglin, River Henderson, Tim Henson, Martell Johnson, Ben Jones, Kyle Jung, Megan Kelly, Ray Locher, Mick Maley, Austin Mobley, Joe Norton, Damian Nuxoll, Jesse Potts, Ellie Proctor, Stephen Schradin, Morgan Stebbin, C.J. Tassel, Emily Walls, Ashley Webb, Brooke Wood and Mar’quashua Young.


Top Honors – Tyler Anderson, Lacey Chadwell, Eric Gatto, Lauren Krousouloudis, Seth Long, Hope Mueller, Zach Osborne, Angelika Serran, Ceara Trusty and Danny Winter. Honors – Kody Ballard, Collin Blevins, Erica Brady, Jayne Buescher, Katie Burdorf, Amber Cline, Zack Creasy, Sarah Donahue, Jarod Gallenstein, Cody Hennessy, Glenn Hughes, Dianiesha Jackson, Bethany Lewis, Ivy Lichon, Olivia Lillard, Trenton Macke, Robbie Major, Jarret McKeehan, Katie Meza, Max Mueller, Moran Mullarkey, Andrew Noe, Austin Osborne, Alexis Padgett, Adam Petry, Sarah Ping, Kasey Purdin, Ashley Tackett, Jack Walker, Erin Wheeler, Quintin Wiebell, Kyle Wimer and Katie Wolf.

SCHOOL NOTES Scholarships

Great Oaks students Sean Farnam and Reed Rogers have won a Grainger Scholarship, each worth $2,000. Farnam is an award-winning student in the

Interactive Media program at Live Oaks and a recent graduate of Madeira High School. He will attend the computer animation program at Ringling College of Art & Design in Florida in the fall. Rogers, a recent Deer Park High School

graduate and a student in the Biotechnology/Forensics program at Scarlet Oaks, was accepted into the forensic science program at Eastern Kentucky University. He hopes to earn a Ph.D. in forensic science.


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Hackney commits to play basketball at Northwestern

By Tony Meale

Recent Mount Notre Dame graduate Kendall Hackney has committed to play basketball for Northwestern University. “The basketball program (at Northwestern) is rebuilding because they’ve had a new coaching staff for a year now, but they all are phenomenal people and truly care about their players as if they were their own,” Hackney said. Hackney had previously committed to play for the University of Southern California, but she asked for a release from her contract in May following the resignation of former Trojans head coach Mark Trakh. “What led me to my request for Hackney a release from USC was ultimately the coaching change,” Hackney said. “The relationship I had with the previous coaching staff is irreplaceable, and I realized that they are what drew me to USC in the first place. I met them first and fell in love with them, and then I visited the school and fell in love with it.” Hackney learned of Trakh’s resignation on the Internet during a study hall period at school. “I was really upset,” Hackney said. “Coach Trakh called me the following week, and we talked for awhile. I understood that he had a million other things to deal with, so I knew I’d hear from him. I just wasn’t sure when.” Trakh’s replacement is Michael Cooper, who won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s. He currently coaches the Los Angeles Sparks in the WNBA and has led them to two titles this decade. He was named WNBA Coach of the Year in 2000. Yet, because Cooper, who will coach the Sparks through this season, is still a professional coach, Hackney was prohibited from contacting him due to NCAA restrictions. “I decided that I’d wait to see who was appointed as the new head coach, and Michael Cooper seems like a great candidate for the job,” Hackney said. “But he has never coached college athletes before. I’m sure he is a great man and a great coach, but I can’t know that because I am restricted from contacting him. Relationships are very important to me, and I can’t even attempt to build (one) with Cooper because contact is prohibited.” USC allowed Hackney to visit other schools, and she received interest from several, including Purdue, Liberty and NC State. Ultimately, however, she decided to be a Wildcat and play for Joe McKeown. “Academics are very important to me, and I know that I can get a top-notch education at Northwestern,” said Hackney, who plans to pursue a career in broadcast journalism. “They (also) have a Fellowship of Christian Athletes program on campus, which I plan to get involved in. I really wanted a way to help keep my faith building and challenged.” The fact that Northwestern is less than an hour from Chicago was also a motivating factor, as is provides many internship and career opportunities. There is also, of course, the basketball. Northwestern finished 7-23 overall last season and 3-15 in the


Joe Albers of Moeller was one of six male finalists for the LaRosa’s High School MVP of the Year award.

MVP Joe Albers goes out on top By Mark Chalifoux

Moeller High School graduate Joe Albers has picked up more than a few honors during his high school swimming career. The 10-time All-American (by event) capped his high school career by winning state titles in the 200 IM and in the 100 breaststroke. Albers added another honor to his résumé when he was named one of six finalists for the LaRosa’s High School MVP of the Year award. “It’s definitely a big honor for me,” he said. “I’m impressed I’m on a list with some of those other guys.” Albers holds three school records and was the 2009 GCL Swimmer of the Year. He will be swimming next year at Ohio State University. “He is really focused and all business in meets,” Moeller High School head swimming coach Jay Frentsos said. “He’s just a great competitor. I liken it to wanting to have the ball in his hands for the last shot; he was just that way.” Frentsos said he will always remember the time Albers swam in two consecutive events in a big meet. “When he was done he couldn’t get out of the pool for a few

minutes. He was completely exhausted but he always found a way to keep digging,” Frentsos said. Albers said he’s definitely excited about swimming for OSU next year. “It should be a good time,” he said. “I want to make the Big 10 team as a freshman and make the NCAAs as time goes on and then try to place in all of those.” Frentsos said Albers would be a very deserving MVP. “I think swimming is an underrated sport,” Frentsos said. “I think it’s the hardest to train and Ohio is one of the top four swimming states in the country. To win two events at state in Ohio is a huge accomplishment. I think he’s very deserving.” Albers said the state meet was his favorite high school memory. “It was definitely exciting to win and I’m going to miss that meet. That was a great time just to be with the guys from the team,” he said. Frentsos said Albers was a great teammate and leader for the Crusaders. “He was a well-liked young man and very respectful. He was just an overall good athlete,” Frentsos said. “He did things the right way and respects the sport, his opponents and his teammates.”

Wiffleball league swings for the fences By Emily Cohen


Recent Mount Notre Dame High School graduate Kendall Hackney will play college basketball for Northwestern University. The 2009 Miss Ohio Basketball winner, Hackney led the Cougars to their fourth straight state title this past season and was named the LaRosa’s High School Female MVP of the Year.

Hackney named LaRosa’s Female MVP

Kendall Hackney just keeps adding to the hardware. The 2009 Miss Ohio Basketball winner was named the LaRosa’s High School Female MVP of the Year Award June 28. LaRosa’s has given this award, which is based on outstanding athletic achievement, every year since 1986. It is one of the most prestigious honors presented to local athletes in the Greater Cincinnati area. Hackney averaged 13.3 points per game this past season and led Mount Notre Dame to a 27-1 record and a fourth straight state title. A four-year starter, she was named the state tournament MVP as a freshman and senior and ended her high school career with a 101-10 record. Other finalists for the award were Liz Burchenal (St. Ursula Academy), Kaela Jo Freppon (Newport Catholic), Dayeesha Hollins (Winton Woods), Brooklyne Ridder (Oak Hills) and Cat Humphries (McNicholas). Big Ten. Hackney, however, is confident that she can help the Wildcats turn things around. “I had a very family-oriented feel when I visited,” she said.

“And our recruiting class has four girls in it, so it’s a very good feeling to know that you could make a large footprint in this program for the better.”

The game of wiffleball was designed to allow kids to play baseball in their back yards, without breaking windows or denting cars. Unlike baseballs, Wiffle balls are made of plastic and cannot be hit or thrown very far. It is a game that is usually just played with friends and is rarely played on organized teams. However, the Madeira Recreation Department created a wiffleball league for boys and girls entering grades fourth through eighth. There are 14 teams composed of five to six players. They play Monday through Thursday at McDonalds Commons Park. Currently, the Gladiators and Tornadoes stand on top of the standings with 10-0 records, fol-

lowed by the Fireballs with an 8-2 record. Teams will play a round robin until July 24 where the winner will then be determined. The league is very laid-back and the main focus is for players to have fun. Teams do not have uniforms and the coaches umpire the games. “I look forward to wiffleball; I always have a good time,” said Ben Scholss, a player for the Stars. With only five to six players on the field at a time, the defense is at a disadvantage. With fewer players on the field, batters have a better chance of getting a hit. The game is fast paced and unpredictable because teams can produce a big inning at anytime. “I love wiffleball, It’s always fun and exciting,” said Nick Geraci, a player for the Stars.

BRIEFLY State champ

Madeira High School senior Lauren Dehan won the state track championship in the 3,200 meter run with a time of 11:06.51 on Saturday, June 6 in Columbus.

Lauren was recognized at the June 15 Madeira school board meeting with her coach, Natalie McEwan. Her name will be added to the state championship sign at Madeira High School.


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July 1, 2009

Madeira Middle School eighth-graders are recognized with awards in physical fitness during the Recognition and Awards Ceremony May 29.

Eighth-grade recognition

Madeira Middle School eighth-graders Maddie Yee and Thomas Yee shake hands with their teachers before receiving their awards during the Recognition and Awards Ceremony May 29.

On their last day as middle school students, the eighth-graders at Madeira Middle School were recognized in a ceremony at Madeira High School, where they will spend the next four years. Teachers from each subject recognized the top students in foreign language, math, language arts, social studies, physical education and science. The Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award, which is given to the students who have a sense of team, positive leadership, integrity on and off the field and a strong work ethic, was presented to Gilberto Coto and Amy Schigel. The Roger Slagle Award, which honors former Madeira principal Roger Slagle, is given to a student who displays qualities of bringing people together, a good sense of humor, a sense of community, is caring, enthusiastic and demonstrates integrity was presented to Maggie Philpott. ALL PHOTOS BY AMANDA HOPKINS/STAFF

Parents give a standing ovation for the Madeira Middle School eighth-graders during the Recognition and Awards Ceremony May 29.

Madeira Middle School eighth-grader Gilberto Coto is recognized for the Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award during the Recognition and Awards Ceremony May 29. Amy Schigel also received the award.

Madeira Middle School students take a bow at the end of the Recognition and Awards Ceremony May 29.

Madeira Middle School eighth-grade teachers shake hands with a student before she receives her awards during the Recognition and Awards Ceremony May 29.

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Mike Eyman, left, holds a board for his son, Kendall, to practice his kicks.

Seven words more important than black belt By Kelly McBride Reddy

Though Kendall Eyman can land a kick at chin level and break boards with a hand chop, the Wyoming 10-year-old studies Tai Kwon Do for the benefits of self confidence and self defense. “It isn’t so much about beating someone up,” said his dad, Mike Eyman. “Anybody can punch and kick,” Kendall agreed. “It’s about self control, and not worrying about getting beaten up on the playground,” his dad said. “And learning the right way to do it,” Kendall added. The fifth-grader has learned the right way to do it, earning his black belt recently at Martin Martial Arts in Liberty Township, where he takes classes. He takes lessons twice a week, and practices at home most other days. It’s a commitment that has paid off in competition, where he’s won seven trophies over the six years he’s participated. It also paid off on the playground, where he once defended a friend who was being kicked by a couple of boys.

A similar scenario was role-played when Kendall was tested for his black belt. He endured 15 threeminute sparring sessions against a fresh person each time, then had to defend himself against two attackers. The four-hour test also included his execution of hand motions and kicks. “The hardest part was sparring,” Kendall said. “Easiest was kicking. “I like board-breaking the best,” he said. “It makes me feel good when I break the board.” Sometimes, though, it hurts. “You just work through it,” he said. To achieve his black belt, Kendall also had to write a 500-word essay. He recounted his years of instruction with Jeff Martin, who owns Martin Martial Arts, and reviewed the seven words that outline the tenets of Tai Kwon Do. Self control, determination, perseverance, discipline, respect, confidence and attitude are displayed on the wall of the school. “These words mean a lot to me now,” Kendall wrote. “Of everything we have learned, these are the most important things.”

Members of Troop 8582 are, front row from left, Sophie Mills, August Busch, Hannah Roberts, Abbey Puterbaugh and Claire Roberts; back row, Erika Thomas, Lydia Bruemmer, Hannah Vaughn, Rachel Chambers, Caroline Denecke, Liesel Schmitz and Maggie Horstman. Not pictured: Grace Jacobs, Katie Schweppe, Kayla Kamil, Sara McQuery, Sara Karda, Hannah Gottesman, Casey Mitchell, Addison Cooper and Kaitlyn Lowndes.

Girl Scouts donate cookies

Madeira Middle School Girl Scout Troop No. 8582 participated in the Girls Scout Cookie Share program by selling 284 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies for donation to the St. George Food Pantry in Clifton. After delivering the cookies, the troop learned about the pantry and volunteered by bagging food and diapers, stocking shelves and cleaning. PROVIDED. SUBMIT PHOTOS TO: RMALONEY@COMMUNITYPRESS.COM

THINGS TO DO Cruise the loop

The Downtown Sharonville Loop Merchants Association is hosting Cruisin’ The Loop from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 2, in Downtown Sharonville, Creek and Reading Roads, Sharonville. It is a social event for classic car owners. Entertainment by On The Air Entertainment and local bands. Sharonville Downtown Business Group sponsors cornhole and split-the-pot. Event is free. Call 563-1144.

Fourth of July events

• The City of Madeira is hosting Madeira Independence Day Festivities at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at Sellman Park, 6612 Miami Ave., Madeira, and at Madeira Middle School. Concessions are available. Music is by Dangerous Jim and The Slims. The event is family friendly and free. Call 561-7228. • Blue Ash Recreation

Department is hosting Red, White and Blue Ash Fireworks at 10 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Blue Ash Sports Center, 11540 Grooms Road, Blue Ash. Entertainment and concessions are available. The event is with Rozzi Famous Fireworks. The fireworks are family friendly and free to spectators. Call 745-6259. • Brecon United Methodist Church is hosting a Fireworks Get Together at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Brecon United Methodist Church, 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township. View Blue Ash fireworks from church’s front lawn. The event includes food, drinks and games, and is free. Call 489-7021.

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Maggie Horstman divides cheese into individual servings for distribution at St. George Food Pantry.

Liesel Schmitz, Hannah Vaughn and Caroline Denecke divide sugar and tea in preparation for distribution at St. George Food Pantry.

Club names scholarship winners Since 1970, the Madeira Woman’s Club has awarded yearly scholarships to two high school seniors and one adult student, all Madeira residents. They recently announced this year’s winners. An independent panel of judges chose two Madeira High School seniors to receive a Madeira Woman’s Club’s $2,000 scholarship:

Yeliz Sozeri and Nathaniel Miller. Sozeri intends to attend The Ohio State University Sozeri and pursue a bachelor’s degree in journalism and international

affairs. At Madeira High School, Sozeri was Homecoming queen. Miller participated in baseball, soccer and bowling and worked summers for the city of Madeira in the Parks and Recreation Department. He plans to attend the University of Cincinnati and pursue a degree in aerospace engineering.


Also receiving $2,000 from the Madeira Woman’s Club is Kimberly Gelhaus, an adult student continuing her education. Gelhaus will be completing her studies at the University of Cincinnati studying food and nutrition. She is married and a mother of three children, Jennie, Nick and Matt. She is also very active in many volunteer roles.

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Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, 11093 Kenwood Road. Accepting monitors, CPUs, hard drives, mice, keyboards, laptops, docking stations, backup batteries, power cords, modems, external hard drives, memory chips, cell phones, printers, scanners and fax machines. $20 TVs over 60 pounds, $10 TVs under 60 pounds, free for other items. Presented by Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District. 946-7766. Blue Ash.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 8255 Spooky Hollow Road. Grass-fed Black Angus beef, freerange chicken, produce, lamb, turkey, eggs and honey. 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 2:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road. Large variety of local and seasonal vegetables. Flowers such as zinnias, cosmos, sunflowers, strawflowers, blue salvia and more. 561-7400. Indian Hill.


City of Madeira Independence Fireworks, 10 p.m. Sellman Park, 6612 Miami Ave. Entertainment and fireworks. Family friendly. Free. Presented by City of Madeira. 5617228. Madeira.


Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Through The Garden Restaurant, 10738 Kenwood Road. Drink specials. 791-2199. Blue Ash. Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Old Saloon, 7711 Montgomery Road. Drink specials. $5 pizzas on Wednesdays. Presented by The Old Saloon. 745-0654. Kenwood.


Health Briefing Dinner, 6 p.m. Ferrari’s Little Italy Restaurant, 7677 Goff Terrace, With Dr. Matt Finke. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Finke Family Chiropractic. 2729200. Madeira. Humana Healthy Kids Zone, 2 p.m. Madisonville Branch Library, 4830 Whetsel Ave. Learn about health, nutrition and fitness. Includes visits with the YMCA of Greater Cincinnatiís Discover Health! mobile health program, yoga programs for kids, African dance lessons and more. Includes snacks. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6029. Madisonville.


Madeira Independence Day Parade, 7 p.m. Madeira High School, 7465 Loannes Drive. Parade leaves high school and proceeds south on Miami Avenue to St. Gertrude’s Church. Concessions available. Family friendly. Free. Presented by City of Madeira. 5617228. Madeira. Madeira Independence Day Festivities, 8 p.m. Sellman Park, 6612 Miami Ave. Madeira Middle School. Concessions available. Music by Dangerous Jim and The Slims. Family friendly. Free. Presented by City of Madeira. 561-7228. Madeira.


Gary Conrad: Master Hypnotist, 8 p.m. Erotic show. $10 ages 18 and up, $5 college students and military with ID. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. Reservations required. Through July 5. 984-9288. Montgomery.


Gattle’s, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Gattle’s, 7809 A Cooper Road. Luxury bedding linens, fine table linens, infant and baby linens, elegant gifts, fragrances and soaps. 871-4050. Montgomery. Kenwood Towne Centre, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road. 745-9100. Kenwood.


Celebrate Recovery, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road. For those who suffer from hurt, hang-ups, or habits. Free. 5872437. Montgomery.

Codependents Anonymous, 6:30 p.m. Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8815 E. Kemper Road. Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous, Inc. 518-7777. Montgomery. Support Group for Married Couples, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road. Free. 489-0892, ext. 4234. Montgomery. F R I D A Y, J U L Y 3


Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, 946-7766. Blue Ash.


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


Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Through The Garden Restaurant, 791-2199. Blue Ash. Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Old Saloon, 7450654. Kenwood.


Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road. Blood pressure, weight, foot and spinal screenings. Free. Registration required. 7840084. Silverton.


Gary Conrad: Master Hypnotist, 8 p.m. Erotic show. $15 ages 18 and up. and 10:30 p.m. Erotic show. $15 ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 984-9288. Montgomery.


Gattle’s, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Gattle’s, 8714050. Montgomery. Kenwood Towne Centre, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Kenwood Towne Centre, 745-9100. Kenwood. S A T U R D A Y, J U L Y 4


Healthy Cooking Class, noon-1:30 p.m. Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road. Learn to cook two healthy dishes and discuss nutrition with dietician. $22. Reservations required. Presented by Peachy’s Health Smart. 315-3943. Silverton.


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To submit calendar items, go to “” and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to “” along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to “” and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Fireworks Get Together, 6 p.m. Brecon United Methodist Church, 7388 E. Kemper Road. View Blue Ash fireworks from church’s front lawn. Food, drinks and games. Free. 4897021. Sycamore Township. Montgomery’s July Fourth Festival, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Montgomery Park, 10101 Montgomery Road. Children’s games, pony rides, moonwalk and food booths. Music by Blue Chip Jazz Band and Waiting on Ben. Pet show registration from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and judging begins at 1:15 p.m. Family friendly. Free. Presented by City of Montgomery. 7928329. Montgomery. Madisonville Fourth of July Parade, 5 p.m. Madisonville Recreation Center, 5320 Stewart Road. Begins at Recreation Center and ends at Bramble Park. Free. Presented by Madisonville Community Council. 561-9343. Madisonville.


Summer Carillon Concerts, 2 p.m. Richard D. Gegner, carillonneur. Mary M. Emery Carillon, Pleasant Street, Listen in the surrounding park as the carillonneur performs on a keyboard connected to 49 bells inside the tower. Tours of keyboard room and bells may be arranged through the carillonneurs. Free. Presented by Village of Mariemont. 2718519. Mariemont.


Gary Conrad: Master Hypnotist, 8 p.m. Clean show. $15 ages 21 and up. and 10:30 p.m. Erotic show. $15 ages 21 and up. Go Bananas, 984-9288. Montgomery.


Private Sports Lessons, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Choose from basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, football, and lacrosse. Ages 5 and up. $250 for six. Presented by Sports Progression. 335-5283. Montgomery. S U N D A Y, J U L Y 5


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

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



Red, White and Blue Ash Fireworks, 10 p.m. Blue Ash Sports Center, 11540 Grooms Road. Entertainment and concessions available. With Rozzi Famous Fireworks. Family friendly. Free spectators. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-6259. Blue Ash.


Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Through The Garden Restaurant, 791-2199. Blue Ash.


Red, White and Blue Ash, 2 p.m.-10:35 p.m. Music by Hotel California at 5:30 p.m. and Gretchen Wilson at 8:15 p.m. Blue Ash Sports Center, 11540 Grooms Road. Rides, games, family fun area, food and drinks. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-6259. Blue Ash. Montgomery Independence Day Parade, 10 a.m. Montgomery Park, 10101 Montgomery Road. Parade units to depart from various parking lots on Cooper Road. Route follows Cooper Road east to Montgomery Road. then north to Montgomery City Hall. Family Friendly. Free. Presented by City of Montgomery. 792-8329. Montgomery.

Summer Carillon Concerts, 7 p.m. Lvsitanvs Carillon Duo. Ana and Sara Elias, carillonneurs. Mary M. Emery Carillon, 271-8519. Mariemont.


Gary Conrad: Master Hypnotist, 8 p.m. Erotic show. $10 ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 984-9288. Montgomery.


Private Sports Lessons, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Choose from basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, football, and lacrosse. Ages 5 and up. $250 for six. Presented by Sports Progression. 335-5283. Montgomery.



Learning, Education, Networking, and Support (LENS), 12:15 p.m. Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road. Information and support for anyone dealing with mental illness/brain disorder. Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness of Hamilton County. 3513500. Montgomery. M O N D A Y, J U L Y 6


Fun with Art, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Daily through July 10. Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave. With Judy Perkins. New project and medium every day. Grades 1-3. Bring a paint shirt the first day of class. $60. Registration required by May 30. Presented by The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati. 272-3700. Mariemont.


Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, 946-7766. Blue Ash.


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


Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Through The Garden Restaurant, 791-2199. Blue Ash. Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Old Saloon, 7450654. Kenwood.


No Saints, No Saviors, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road. Allman Brothers Tribute Band. 7912753. Loveland.


Gattle’s, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Gattle’s, 8714050. Montgomery. Kenwood Towne Centre, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Kenwood Towne Centre, 745-9100. Kenwood. T U E S D A Y, J U L Y 7


YOU Might Be an Entrepreneur if.. 9 a.m.4:30 p.m. HQ Blue Ash, 4555 Lake Forest Drive. Explore entrepreneurial opportunities, assess your aptitude as business owner and learn opportunity-seeking skills. $99-$199. Registration recommended. Presented by Center for Entrepreneurial Opportunity and ACTion. 588-2779. Blue Ash.


Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, 946-7766. Blue Ash.


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


Pastor’s Prayer Time, 9 a.m.-9:25 a.m. Living Word Fellowship, 9781 Fields Ertel Road. Steve and Tara Peele, senior pastors. Presented by Equipping Ministries International. 742-1100. Loveland. Sunday School, 10 a.m. Church of God of Prophecy, 8101 Beech Street, 793-7422. Deer Park.

Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Through The Garden Restaurant, 791-2199. Blue Ash. Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Old Saloon, 7450654. Kenwood.


Nutrition and Fitness 101, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Join registered dietitian and degreed personal trainer to discuss latest trends of nutrition and fitness. $20. 9856732. Montgomery.


The City of Madeira is hosting the Madeira Independence Day Parade at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 2, at Madeira High School, 7465 Loannes Drive, Madeira. The parade leaves the high school and proceeds south on Miami Avenue to St. Gertrude’s Church. Concessions are available. The event is family friendly and free. Call 561-7228. W E D N E S D A Y, J U L Y 8



Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, 946-7766. Blue Ash.

Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 2:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.







Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill. Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Through The Garden Restaurant, 791-2199. Blue Ash. Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Old Saloon, 7450654. Kenwood. Funniest Person In Cincinnati Contest, 8 p.m. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. Aspiring comedians perform. Amateur and semipro categories. Ages 18 and up. $5. Reservations required. 984-9288. Montgomery.


Gattle’s, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Gattle’s, 8714050. Montgomery. Kenwood Towne Centre, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Kenwood Towne Centre, 745-9100. Kenwood.


Teaching Classes, 7 p.m.-midnight, Living Word Fellowship, 9781 Fields Ertel Road. A Bible-based, family focused church. Presented by Equipping Ministries International. 742-1100. Loveland. Bible Study, 7 p.m. Church of God of Prophecy, 8101 Beech Street, 793-7422. Deer Park.


Divorce Care for Kids, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road. Ages 5-12. Free. 5872437. Montgomery. Grief Share Support, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road. Free. 587-2437. Montgomery. Divorce Care Support, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road. Free. 587-2437. Montgomery. T H U R S D A Y, J U L Y 9


Cards with Connie, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Stamp Your Art Out, 9685 Kenwood Road. With owner Connie Williams. Class of card crafting where youíll make four cards. Adults only. Free, most supplies included. Registration required. 793-4558. Blue Ash.


Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, 946-7766. Blue Ash.

Wine Tasting, 6 p.m. Summer Values. $30. microWINES, 7292 Kenwood Road. Includes light appetizers. Reservations required. 7949463. Kenwood. Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Through The Garden Restaurant, 791-2199. Blue Ash. Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Old Saloon, 7450654. Kenwood. Humana Healthy Kids Zone, 2 p.m. Madisonville Branch Library, 369-6029. Madisonville. Dinner Presentation, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Ferrari’s Little Italy Restaurant, 7677 Goff Terrace, 30-minute health briefing about how the body sends messages through the nervous system, how to increase energy and improve quality of life. Family-style dinner follows. $10. Reservations required. Presented by Finke Family Chiropractic. 272-9200. Madeira.


What’s Next?, 8 p.m. Madisonville Arts Center, 5021 Whetsel Ave. Cabaret revisiting past four years of Transit Five. Dessert reception follows. Benefits Cincinnati Arts Assocation. $10. Presented by Transit Five Productions. Through July 11. 271-8600. Madisonville.


Gattle’s, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Gattle’s, 871-4050. Montgomery. Kenwood Towne Centre, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Kenwood Towne Centre, 745-9100. Kenwood.


Everybody’s Backyard Picnics, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Daniel Drake Park, 3800 Red Bank Road. Magician, clowns, double dutch, music by Ms. Jaz and free hot dogs while supplies last. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Park Board. 354-2333. Kennedy Heights.


Celebrate Recovery, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Montgomery Community Church, 587-2437. Montgomery. Parkinson’s Support Group, 7 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road. Information sharing for Parkinsonís patients and caregivers. Presented by Parkinson’s Disease Support Group. 733-1216. Kenwood. Codependents Anonymous, 6:30 p.m. Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 518-7777. Montgomery. Support Group for Married Couples, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Montgomery Community Church, 489-0892, ext. 4234. Montgomery.


Blue Ash Concert Series, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Music by Frank Simon Band. Blue Ash Towne Square. Cooper and Hunt roads, Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259. Blue Ash.


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The Cincinnati Pops celebrates the Fourth of July with its concert, “Red, White and Boom,” at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Riverbend Music Center. It highlights patriotic music and features the May Festival Summer Chorus. A Family Fun Zone, with face painting, cornhole and instrument making, begins at 6:30 p.m. The event ends with fireworks. For tickets, call 513-3813300 or visit

Trinity Together Time, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. “The Magic of Tom Bemmes.” Includes a live bunny and doves., Trinity Community Church, 3850 E. Galbraith Road. Outreach program for children, parents and grandparents. Guest speakers and activities. Ages 5 and under. Free. 791-7631. Deer Park. Praise and Worship Practice, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Living Word Fellowship, 9781 Fields Ertel Road. Dave and Beth Kenniv, worship ministry. Presented by Equipping Ministries International. 742-1100. Loveland.


The PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center hosts the Counting Crows, pictured, with Augustana, at 8 p.m. Monday, July 6. Tickets are $39.50, $57.50 and $79.50. Visit The event includes a free pre-show cookout, starting at 6:30 p.m.


The difference between freedom and license Hopefully we’re learning what freedom means. The majority of people confuse freedom with license. Recall the number of times you’ve heard someone state, “This is a free country, I can do what I want!” That assertion is incorrect. Freedom does not mean the ability to do anything we want. Freedom means the ability to choose to do what we ought. Doing anything we want or feel like doing is not freedom, but license. American Baptist minister and Harvard chaplain Peter Gomes explains, “Freedom’s only virtue is that it enables us to pursue that which God desires for us and which we, in our heart of hearts, desires for ourselves.” To understand and enjoy free-

dom requires reflective choices about ourselves and the purpose of life. Our founders penned the Declaration of Independence. In a certain sense, it is actually a Declaration of Dependence on someone. For the Constitution of the United States makes its citizens independent of kings, dictators, parliaments, and even majorities as regards to our basic rights and liberties. But on what factor does the Constitution base our independence from kings and dictators? It grounds it on a previous dependence on the One who gave us our rights and dignity in the first place. It says it is because …” the Creator has endowed man with certain inalienable rights among

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which are the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” If our freedom came from a king or government, then that king or government could take it away. It is only because our freedom comes from God that it is called “inalienable,” i.e. cannot be taken away. In scripture, St. Paul showed how God is interested in a real revolution, a revolution against injustice, mistreatment, violence against others and hatred. In other words, it is a revolution against license that permits the dark side of human nature to ooze forth against others. Explaining, Paul writes, “For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters, but do not use your freedom as an opportunity

for self-indulgence, rather to serve one another through love.” He enumerates some of the ways we freely choose to serve one another … through love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Freedom means to gain such a control over the dark part of our human nature that instead of choosing destructive actions, we choose goodness and all that is conductive to the growth and happiness of human nature. Freedom is far more difficult and demanding than license. In his book, “Man’s Search For Meaning,” Viktor Frankl tells of his own experience in a Nazi concentration camp. He reflects on the irony that he never felt so free as he did during that horrible experience.


Even though all other obvious freedoms and choices had been taken away from him, no matter how terrible the external conditions might be, Father Lou he still had the Guntzelman freedom of his own thoughts Perspectives and attitudes. He could choose to see and act with the eyes of a free spirit. “None can love freedom heartily but good men: the rest love not freedom, but license,” declared John Milton. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

The large number of foreclosures in the Tristate is having a dramatic effect on the value of homes in some areas. As a result, some people are finding it impossible to sell their house for anything close to what they imagined. Amanda Frank said she can’t sell her West Chester house for the $107,000 she wanted because the buyer’s appraisal of her home came in much lower. “The couple that was going to borrow it had an FHA loan. They came back and did an appraisal and it came back appraised at $80,000,” she said. “That is $8,000 less than

our current mortgage and $3,000 than our 2008 Butler County tax appraisal.” The appraiser said he gave such a low value based on recent home sales in the area. “They said the comparative sales within the neighborhood do admit there’s a downward trend in the pricing,” Frank said. Two doors away from Frank’s home a house is listed for about $105,000. But, just a few homes away another house, roughly the same size, is listed for just $70,000, as that homeowner tries to do a short sale – selling for less than the amount owed on

the mortgage. Yet another house, just three doors away from Frank’s home, is getting a new roof from new owners. That house had been sorely neglected and the repairs will help increase the value of the home – but more is needed in that neighborhood to get home values to recover. “I knew it was bad. We have a lot of family who are out of work. We have had some friends who are in foreclosure situations and it’s unfortunate – but in our neighborhood I had no idea,” she said. The Franks have put nearly $100,000 into their

house, which is Howard Ain now valHey Howard! ued at just $80,000. So, you may want to think twice about making improvements to your home. And, before you put your house on the market, carefully check out the latest comparable sales in your area to make sure you too aren’t surprised by an appraisal you may receive. Troubleshooter Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.


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Young people in our community exceeding expectations. Jacquelin Deatherage Amelia High School

Amber McCann Felicity-Franklin High School

Chelsea Vaccariello Mason High School

Saloni Hemani Princeton High School

Sarah Watzman Anderson High School

Sam Gorman Finneytown High School

Kelly Schmidt McAuley High School

Carolyn Williams Roger Bacon High School

Nathan Sisodia Batavia High School

Sydney Schwalbach Glen Este High School

Samantha Tucci McNicholas High School

Carly Hartman Seton High School

Maria Bee Bethel-Tate High School

Chuck Murphy Goshen High School

Gilbert Marchant Milford High School

Kelly Muething St. Ursula Academy

Ariel Balske Cincinnati Hills Christian High School

Olivia Morris Indian Hill High School

Paul Krehbiel Moeller High School

Nicandro Iannacci St. Xavier High School

Michael Matthews LaSalle High School

Mallory Workman Mother of Mercy High School

Brian Wulker Sycamore High School

Jessica Ajunwa Loveland High School

Kate Schumacher New Richmond High School

Ian Sander Taylor High School

Ellen Bauer Madeira High School

Sarah Mossman Northwest High School

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Caitlyn Reynolds Mariemont High School

Julia Mazza Oak Hills High School

Christine Phan Ursuline Academy

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‘Turnover’ a new cherry dessert this summer

Cherry turnovers

I like to use sour pie cherries from my tree. You

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tangle about 10-by-14. Trim edges. Cut each into quarters to make 8 smaller rectangles. Mix cherries, flour, sugar and lemon juice. Place a nice mound on one side of each rectangle, leaving one-half inch border. Lightly brush border with water and fold other side of pastry over mixture and press to seal. C r i m p edges with floured fork. Put on baking sheet and cut several slits on top of each. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with a bit of sugar. Bake until puffed and golden, about 35 minutes. Serve warm or room temperature.

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Even easier: use slightly drained canned cherry pie filling and add one-fourth teaspoon almond extract to


it if you have it and a bit of extra sugar stirred in. That will be your filling without anything else added.

From readers’ kitchens

Rita’s blender hollandaise sauce

For Freida, a Recorder reader. Melt one-third cup butter and keep it hot. Meanwhile, in a blender, put 2 room temperature egg yolks and 2 teaspoons lemon juice and blend. With motor running on low, slowly add hot butter in a thin, steady stream. You’ll see the mixture thicken as you go. If necessary, add a bit of hot water if it’s too thick. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Grilled pattypan or other squash

For Marsha, a Tri-County reader who wants to make this with all the squash she’s getting from her garden. No real recipe, but here’s how I do it: slice squash and brush both sides with olive

oil. Grill over hot coals until marked, yet still crisp/tender. Season with salt and pepper or your favorite herb and/or Parmesan cheese.

Can you help?

If you have the recipe, or a similar one, please share. Ruby’s Mac & Cheese and Freddie Salad: I’ve got a call in to Chef Rich Harris of the Precinct about these for several interested readers. Pasta with kielbasa and tarragon: Reader Sylvia Wiliams is desperate for this. “So delicious. I thought it was in the local paper and can’t find it.” Birthday cake sans eggs: For Michelle Smith for her son’s July birthday. This is a good Web site for dairyfree desserts, according to reader Annie Hoffman. Creamed potatoes and peas: Batavia reader Delores Bingamon sent in a wonderful recipe for this. I’ll post it on our Web version next week. Pasta with herbs, Alfredo sauce and beef: Reader Dan Brokamp called with this recipe but I didn’t get it all. Please call back.

Coming soon

Like Famous Recipe’s coleslaw for Mrs. Whitmer Microwave peanut butter fudge Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at


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Northern Hills Synagogue installs officers

have been made to feel a part of the Northern Hills family and how the congregation has become a part of my family.” Surprising

many of those present, congregational president David Zucker announced that Uttrich had decided to retire from her position June 30.

Rabbi Barnard installed the new board. David Zucker was installed for a second term as president of the synagogue. Vice presidents


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a congregation that is warm and welcoming, where participation is encouraged and each member counts. He recapped some of the biggest accomplishments the congregation made over the past year and reminded the congregation that, in 2010, the congregation will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2010. The anniversary will be a central theme of the synagogue’s programming for the coming year. The congregation also celebrated with those couples whose wedding anniversaries are in the new month, as it does on the first Friday night of every month. Northern Hills Synagogue is at 5714 Fields Ertel Road in Deerfield Township. For more information, call the synagogue at 9316038.

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The new Northern Hills Synagogue officers for 2009 are, from left: front row, Rosalyn Shapiro, Elaine Hordes, Judy Knapp, Joseph Lazear, David Goldstein and President David Zucker; back row, Sandra Spitz (left), Rabbi George Barnard, Bobbi Handwerger, Matthew Lee, Barry Wolfson, Jeff Gushin, Maria Mason and Warren Shapiro. Not pictured, Karroll Miller, Phyllis Shubs, Matt Yosafat, Diana Fenichel, Michelle Shapiro, Ellen Warm, Eileen Metz, Brett Handmaker, Leo Gardner and Gerald Shubs.

are Dr. David Goldstein, Elaine Hordes, Joseph Lazear and Barry Wolfson. The treasurer is Matthew Lee and the financial secretary is Phyliss Shubs. Maria Mason is recording secretary, Judy Knapp corresponding secretary, and Matt Yosafat cemetery warden. Sisterhood co-presidents are Roberta Handwerger and Sandra Spitz. Rosalyn Shapiro is vice president and programming officer, Diana Fenichel is treasurer, Michelle Shapiro financial secretary, Ellen Warm corresponding secretary, and Eileen Metz recording secretary. Men’s Club co-presidents are Jeff Gushin and Dr. Warren Shapiro, vice president is Brett Handmaker, secretary Leo Gardner and treasurer Dr. Gerald Shubs. In his speech, Zucker described Northern Hills as

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Northern Hills Synagogue – Congregation B’nai Avraham held a double celebration during Friday Night Services. The congregation honored Bernice Uttrich for her 30 year of service as Administrator of the Congregation and installed the Synagogue, Sisterhood and Men’s Club Officers and Boards of Trustees for 2009-2010. Uttrich began working at Northern Hills Synagogue in November 1978, when the synagogue was at 715 Fleming Road in Springfield Township. Since then the congregation has grown, and its operations have become considerably more complex. When asked about her most memorable moment at NHS, Uttrich said, “My most memorable moment cannot be singular; rather, it must be all the years that I


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Anderson Hills Christian Church


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2021 Sutton Ave


Sunday Services

Sunday School -All Ages ........9:00am Worship Gathering ...........10:00am Wednesday Night....6:15pm dinner & 7:00pm...Children/Youth/Adult Classes Nursery Provided Handicapped Accessible


E-Mail: (Located at corner of Blue Ash and Hegner Rds.) Sunday School.... 9:30am Worship Service.... 10:45am Evening Service.... 6:00pm Wed. Prayer meeting.... 7:00pm



Brent Jones, Senior Pastor Jeff Beckley, Youth Pastor

10:00am Sunday School 11:00am Worship 6:00pm Sunday Evening Service 7:00pm Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer & Youth Programs for Pre K-12 Supervised nursery during all services

Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

513-321-5856 Bill Rillo, Pastor Sunday Worship Services: 11:00am & 6:00pm Sunday School: 9:45am Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00pm

ROMAN CATHOLIC ST. GERTRUDE PARISH Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-5020 School Miami Ave & Shawnee Run Rd. Mass Schedule Daily: 7:00, 8:00 & 11:30AM Saturday: 4:30PM Sunday: 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00AM 12:30 & 6:00PM

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245 Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave

CHURCH OF GOD The Greater Cincinnati

Church of God

8290 Batavia-Pike - Route 32 Pastor: Lonnie & Erica Richardson Wednesday Evening Services - 7:00pm Sunday Morning Worship - 10:45 am


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3850 E. Galbraith, Deer Park Next to Dillonvale Shopping Ctr 791-7631 Worship Service - 10:00AM Sunday School - 10:15AM Pastor Randy Wade Murphy



Sunday Service 10:30am

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith

Cincinnati Country Day School 272-5800 Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am Sunday School 10:30am Youth 7 & 8th grade 9:15am Youth 9 & 12th grade 11:45am Phone 561-6805 Fax 561-0894


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

Good Shepherd (E LCA)

7701 Kenwood Rd.


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Jeff Hill • Minister Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am


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7205 Kenwood Road, Cinti, OH 45236 513-891-9768 Ken Bashford, Pastor Sunday Morning Worship ...10:30am Lunch follows Worship Service Children’s Church...10:30am-11:30am Enjoying the presence of God, while building each individual into a community.

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Sunday Morning Worship 10:30am

7515 Forest Rd. at Beechmont Ave 231-4172 Sr. Pastor Mark Rowland Ann Luzader, Mike Carnevale Traditional Service 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Service 9:30 & 11:00am (Nursery care from 9:15am-12:15pm.) Sunday School for Children & Adults at 9:30am & 11:00am. Youth Fellowship (grade 7-12), 6-8pm. www.andersonhillsumc

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5125 Drake Road in Indian Hill


Greg Stover, Senior Pastor Nathan Custer, Stanley Lawrence, Assoc. Pastors Lee Tyson, Pastor to Students Traditional Worship in the Old Chapel worship 8:20am Traditonal Worship in the Sanctuary 9:40am Contemporary Worship in the Sanctuary 11:11am Christian Education at 8:20, 8:45, 9:40 & 11:00am Youth Christian Education at 9:40am Nursery Care at 9:40 and 11:11am Youth Ministeries Wednesday Nights at 7:00pm

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"24/7 Joy: Trusting God to Meet My Needs" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

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Anderson Hills United Methodist

The church is hosting a Healing and Wholeness Service at 6 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month. It is a special prayer service for those seeking God’s hand in times of physical, emotional and spiritual troubles. The church is offering a Cancer Support Hotline. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance with a cancer diagnosis, call the church’s Cancer Support Hotline (231-4172) to talk to a cancer survivor or caregiver. Mothers of PreSchoolers (MOPS) is a time for women with children ages birth through kindergarten to relax and receive helpful insights that meet the needs of moms. Meetings are the first Thursday of the month. (Childcare available.) For more information or to register, call Rhonda at 910-4313 or e-mail The church is at 7515 Forest Road, Anderson Township; 231-4172;

Armstrong Chapel

The church is hosting Vacation Bible School from 9:30 a.m. to noon July 13-17 for pre-schoolers through fourth grade. The $30 fee covers supplies, prizes, snacks and a T-shirt. To register, contact Melanie Stearns at 561-4220. The chapel is at 5125 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 561-4220.

Ascension Lutheran Church

Ascension’s Sunday worship service is at 10 a.m. Sunday school and adult forum begin at 9 a.m. A nursery is provided during the worship service. An Adult Forum Discussion Series is on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. Led by Pastor Josh Miller, the “Nooma” series is a short film followed by discussion which speaks directly to questions of faith and life. Each session is self contained. The community is invited to participate in this adult discussion series as well as Sunday School for children which also begins at 9 a.m. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288;

Church of God of Prophecy

The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship is at 11 a.m.

Sundays. Bible Study is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at 8105 Beech Ave., Deer Park; 793-7422.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Evening Vacation Bible School “Crocodile Dock” is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 13-17. Register online at It is free. The church is hosting an Ice Cream Social from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sunday, July 19. The event includes hot dogs, chips, lemonade and ice cream. Vendors are needed for the Fall Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. Crafters and vendors are invited to call the church for details. Summer Day Camps are scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for most weeks for the summer. Call for details and to register. A fee is requested. Sports and Outdoor Fun! is July 7-9; Science and Nature Fun is July 21-23; and Puppets and Clowning Around is July 28-30. A Disciple Bible Study begins registration for the fall in late May. Disciple Bible Study is an intensive 3234 week study of the Bible that includes elements of fellowship, prayer, video, Bible study and discussion. Participants complete daily reading and reflection assignments during the week and meet together weekly to discuss what they have read, learning more about its meaning and context for their daily lives. Give Moms a Break is from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. It is open to children 6 months-kindergarten. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families of two or more. Reservations can be made by calling the church office. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 791-3142;

Clough United Methodist

The church is hosting Vacation Bible School, “Crocodile Dock,” from 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 6-10. It includes music, games, stories, crafts and snacks. The event is open to ages 4 through those entering fifth grade. There is no charge. Children are encouraged to bring a daily offering for My Father’s House, an orphanage in Jamaica. To register, call the church office or visit The church is hosting a Dog Wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 18. Members of the Clough United Methodist Church Jamaica Mission Team will be washing dogs of all sizes and breeds. Donations will be accepted for the mission team’s trip next June to My Father’s House, a home for

Knox Presbyterian Church Observatory & Michigan Aves (513)321-2573 Rev Thomas D York, Pastor Rev Christena A Alcorn, Assoc Pastor Sunday Worship Service 9:15 & 11:00am

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Congregation Ohav Shalom is hosting Monte Carlo Night at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 12. Play poker, blackjack, bingo and roulette. The event includes food, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The event also includes a raffle, split the pot and sweepstakes. Childcare is available. It is open to ages 21 and up. The cost is $25. The synagogue is at 8100 Cornell Road, Montgomery; 489-3399.

Connections Christian Church

The church has contemporary worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is at 7421 East Galbraith Road, Madeira; 791-8348.

Epiphany United Methodist Church

Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Epiphany has an informal support/care group for those who have family members suffering with dementia and Alzheimer’s. The group meets Thursday mornings, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Please call Pastor Lisa to make your reservation. Epiphany is offering Career Transitioning Ministry. It offers practical, personal and spiritual support for those who have lost their jobs or are concerned about losing their job, and for those who are able and willing to help those people. The group meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays at Epiphany United Methodist; and the second and fourth Tuesdays at River Hills Christian Church. The event is open to all. Contact Arlene Johnston at; Larry Poole at; or Matt Baker at The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

Faith Christian Fellowship Church Rock Church ministry for sevenththrough 12th grade meets the third Saturday of each month 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Features DJ, dancing, games, prizes and concessions. The church is at 6800 School St., Newtown; 271-8442.

Kenwood Baptist Church

MT. WASHINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6365 Corbly Road 513-231-3946 Rev. Thomas A. Gaiser Worship Service 10:00am Nursery Provided Visitors Welcomed

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The church is offering weekly adult Sunday school classes and monthly mid-week contemplative services and labyrinth walks. Visit for dates, times and locations. Nursery care for infants is provided each Sunday from 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. The church is at 1345 Grace Ave.; 871-1345.

MADEIRA-SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Summer Worship at 10:30am Children’s Church during worship Child Care Available

abandoned and orphaned children in Whitehouse Jamaica. For information about My Father’s House, visit For more information about Clough UMC, visit The church is hosting Clough Unplugged, an additional midweek service. The informal “comeas-you-are” service is from 7 p.m. to 7:50 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 20. Nursery care is provided. The Summer sermon series is “Facebook Pages of Old Testament Friends.” The church is at 2010 Wolfangle Road, Anderson Township; 231-4301.

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The church is hosting their Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. The concert features Breadbox, an a cappella group, with local praise singers Reneé Fisher and Julie Maguire. The event is rain or shine. The concert is free, but the church is accepting canned goods and personal items for the Inter Parish Ministry’s Choice Pantry. The church is at 8119 Clough Pike; 474-2237.

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The Senior Pastor Search Committee recently unanimously agreed upon Dr. Vic Gordon of Fountain Valley, Cali., as the next Senior Pastor of Kenwood Baptist Church. Dr. Gordon will preach at both the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday, July 12. Immediately following the 11 a.m. service, a congregational meeting will be held in the sanctuary. Information about Pastor Vic can be found at The church is at 8341 Kenwood Road; 791-0355.


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COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Juvenile Male, 15, obstructing official business at 5633 View Point Drive, May 30. William Winones, 38, 5240 Ralph Ave., theft at 3430 Highland Ave., May 27. Edwina Newman, 61, 5500 Lester Road, theft at 5245 Ridge Road, June 1. Clarence Wright, 29, 5805 Chandler, possession of drugs, trafficking drugs at 5370 Ridge Road, June 1. Juvenile Female, 13, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 1. Juvenile Female, 15, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 1. Juvenile Female, 14, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 1. Juvenile Female, 23, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 1. Charles Goodall, 58, 7837 Plainfield Road, violation of protection order at 7837 Plainfield Road, May 29. Juvenile Male, 17, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, May 30. Troy Copenhaver, 20, 10280 Buxton Drive, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, May 26. Juvenile Male, 16, theft at Frolic and Donnegal Street, May 28. Marion Frye, 47, 3708 Zinsle, theft, criminal trespassing at 7913 Montgomery Road, May 26.

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Adrian Kasperowicz, 21, 8311 Kenwood Road, drug paraphernalia, drug abuse instruments, operating vehicle intoxicated at 8311 Kenwood Road, May 21.

possession of alcohol, June 1. Amy Chapman, 37, 7440 View Place, soliciting, June 8. Michael D. Johnson, 23, 2146 Willow Leaf Court, soliciting, June 8. Michael R. Elfers, 29, 6620 Kincaid Road, drug abuse, paraphernalia, June 8. Juvenile, 17, liquor law violation, June 1. Michael J. Setele, 28, 7317 Iuka Ave., disorderly conduct while intoxicated, June 7.



Juvenile, 13, drug abuse at 7640 Plainfield Road, June 22.

Incidents/Investigations Aggravated robbery

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence

US currency and various items stolen at gunpoint from Dairy Mart, 7210 Plainfield Road, June 16.

At Dawson Road, June 10.



A guitar and speakers taken at 7001 Maple, June 15.

Various electronics stolen from 4314 Hegner Ave., #6, June 22.

Criminal damaging


Vehicle damaged at 3756 Mac Nicholas Ave, June 17.

Criminal simulation


Counterfeit money discovered at Peoples Community Bank, 7200 Blue Ash Road, June 16.

Timothy Tipton, 47, 8309 St. Clare Ave., weapons while intoxicated, aggravated menacing at 8606 Blue Ash Rd., May 26. Paul Eckman, 25, 7654 Glenover Dr., disorderly conduct at 900 Montgomery Rd., May 20. Chris Furr, 19, 1531 Ambrose, theft at 7913 Montgomery Rd., May 21. Juvenile male, 17, theft at 7913 Montgomery Rd., May 21.



Ashley Stagge, 19, 6545 Lisa Lane, operating vehicle under influence, May 25. Juvenile, 17, drug abuse, underage

Nicole Busold, 22, 3731 Maple Park Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Rd., May 23. Timothy Tackett, 22, 4316 Kugler Mil Rd., disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 8948 Blue Ash Rd., May 28. Juvenile female, 16, theft at 7875 Montgomery Rd., May 29. Ashley Williams, 20, 1243 Adams St., theft at 7875 Montgomery Rd., May 29. Molood Khalili, 60, 4851 Harbor Watch Bay, theft at 7875 Montgomery Rd., June 1. Shannon Reeves, 31, 2891 Whitney La., failure to comply at 4090 Galbraith Rd., May 31. Juvenile female, 17, theft, obstructing official business at 7875 Montgomery Rd., May 27. Juvenile female, 16, theft, obstructing official business at 7875 Montgomery Rd., May 27.

Brianna Wilis, 18, 6926 Cambridge Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Rd., May 27.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Victim struck at 12020 Mason Way, May 20.

Passing bad checks

Checks valued at $6,300 returned at 2867 Hamilton Rd., May 20.


Residence entered and DVD player, cell phones, Playstation of unknown value removed at 11922 Second Ave., June 1.


Tools valued at $450 removed at 8414 Donna Lane, June 2. Computer and hard drive valued at $1,000 removed at 9029 Shadetree Drive, May 29. Vehicle entered and stereo valued at $25 removed at 8467 Beech Ave.,

May 31. Merchandise valued at $150 removed at 7799 US 22, May 29. Glasses valued at $7,000 removed at 7875 US 22, May 28. Merchandise valued at $59.99 removed at 7800 US 22, May 26. Merchandise valued at $10,000 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, May 29. Check removed at 7230 Edington Drive, May 28. $200 removed at 7739 Kennedy Lane, June 1. Golf clubs valued at $3,450 removed at 5900 E. Galbraith Road, May 24. DVDs valued at $80 removed at 7800 Montgomery Road, June 3. Vehicle removed at 8109 Reading Road, May 31.


Purse and contents of unknown value removed at Mantell and Gwilada, May 27. Wallet and contents of unknown value at 8907 Harper Point Dr., May 20. $240 in currency removed at 5901 E. Galbraith, May 22. $20.55 in gas pumped and not paid for at 12141 US 22, May 20. Motorcycle removed at 10018 E. Kemper Rd., May 25. Road sign of unknown value removed at Shore Dr., May 23.


2753 Losantiridge Ave.: Roberts Matthew J. to Dierkers Ryan A. & Jennifer L. Hicks; $158,000. 4211 Muchmore Rd.: Investment Property Managers Co. Inc. to Spring Valley Bank; $132,000. 6734 Cambridge Ave.: Bingham Maggie to Kellner Katherine C. & James F.; $95,500. 6958 Roe St.: Jolley Thomas @3 to Lyons Kimberly A.; $75,900. 7509 Muchmore Close: Musekamp George B. Tr & Charles Oliver Musekamp Tr to Hair Roberta Tr; $365,000.

to Boyer Mitchell H. & Anjuli @4; $42,667. 4526 Matson Ave.: Boyer Mitchell H. & Anjuli @3 to Boyer Mitchell H. & Anjuli; $42,667. 4589 Matson Ave.: Moore Margaret M. to Oreilly Joseph; $88,000. 4656 Orchard Ln.: Ionna Gregory Anthony to Tyo Christopher M. & Sarah A. Blanton; $150,000. 7731 Kennedy Ln.: Becker Rodney R. & Paula R. to Rowland Michelle L. & Jason A.; $395,000. 8037 Buckland Dr.: Tomer Michaela to Reynolds William G. & Angela D.; $130,000.

8350 Wexford Ave.: Booher Matthew H. & Melanie Rains to Vollhardt Michael & Marina; $125,000. 8384 Kenwood Rd.: Hutcherson Frances Melville Tr to Abouchedid Richard & Diana Escoda; $495,000. 8811 Pine Rd.: Nagel Terry to Penklor Properties LLC; $36,900. 9013 Shadetree Dr.: Schlueter Mark J. Tr to Phelps Jeffrey D. & Penny R.; $237,500. 11195 Marlette Dr.: Cunningham Larry D. & Joanne L. to Childress Allan

C. & Marilyn E.; $620,000. 4566 Harrison Ave.: Pabis Kari C. to Feuerbach TJ T. & Ashley A.; $153,000. 7141 Glenellyn Dr.: Rossi Bryan T. to Wander Ryan P.; $165,000. 7249 Garden Rd.: Weimerskirch Matthew to Parsons Nicole J.; $162,500. 7409 Briarpatch Ln.: Huber Robert C. to Hartman Andrew C. & Jessica G.; $286,000. 8160 Startinggate Ln.: Shelton Douglas Oneal to Kirbabas Christopher

About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. & Selwa; $388,000. 8724 Brittany Dr.: Thornell William T. to Greco James I. & Amy H. Yap;

$182,500. 8742 Antrim Ct.: Johnson Jon to Blocker Thomas M.; $112,000.


3706 Lansdowne Ave.: Finn-Bowling Investments LLC to Jones Stephanie L.; $135,400. 3801 Oleary Ave.: Beck Alysson L. & Alexander S. Vinnage to Utnage Christy M.; $135,000. 3859 Oleary Ave.: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Woebkenberg Nicholas P.; $84,000. 4227 Schenck Ave.: Dennison Kathleen A. & Stuart A. to Obrien Kevin P.; $129,500.

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105 Harter Ave.: Owens Betty J. to Fair Oliver P. & Jolene A. Ebata; $118,000. 12189 Kenn Rd.: Daniels Daniel R. to Fannie Mae; $84,000.

Bruce and Jennie Remington of Anderson Township, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Jean Remington to Daniel Phillip Sweet, son of Edward and Felicia Sweet of Albany, Oregon. Allison is a graduate of Turpin High School and Miami University with a degree in Marketing. She is employed by Brass Media Inc. in Corvallis, Oregon as a circulation manager. Daniel graduated from West Albany High School and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is employed by Brass Media Inc. as a graphic designer. The couple will be married on September 6 in Silverton, Oregon.

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REUNIONS Anderson High School Class of 1979 – is celebrating its 30th reunion. The weekend will begin with a golf outing and later a social gathering at a local pub on Friday, July 17. The reunion will be July 18 at Coldstream Country Club where the class will gather for food, drinks, fun and shared memories. Sunday, enjoy a picnic at Woodland Mound Park. Turpin’s class of 1979 is invited to the picnic. For information, contact Debbie Ahlrichs Newsome at 513231-9363 or Visit


Madeira Woman’s Club’s newly elected officers are, from left, Betty Rader, second vice president; Jean Orloff, recording secretary; Bettie Caudill, treasurer; Jean Sponsler, first vice president; and Nancy Silvers, president. Not pictured: Ruth Ann Kinney, corresponding secretary.

The Anderson High School graduating class of 1984 – will be having its 25-year reunion this summer. The weekend will be kicked off with fun with friends starting Friday, July 17, at a local pub and then Saturday, July 18, at the Anderson Center for food, drinks, fun and friends. Help is needed to find lost classmates. Send contact info to: AndersonClassof84@ Check for the latest information.

Club elects officers Rose Logston, president of the Ohio Federation of Woman’s Clubs, recently visited the Madeira Woman’s Club and installed officers for the 2009-10 club year at a luncheon at the Seasons Retirement Community. The newly-installed officers are Nancy Silvers, president; Jean Sponsler, first vice president; Betty Rader, second vice president; Jean Orloff, recording secretary; Ruth Ann Kinney, corresponding secretary; and Bettie Caudill, treasurer. Officers will serve for one year. Local club members, Trink Messerly, Faye Myers and Ruth Schell were hostesses for the lunch for members and guests. The Madeira Woman’s

St. Dominic Class of 1984 – is having a reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, July 25, at St. Dominic. E-mail Jen (Jones) Bethel at for information or to register. Lloyd Memorial High School Class of 1974 – is having its 35th class reunion Friday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 2. The class will meet at 5:15 p.m., in front of the high school for a tour of the school at 5:30 p.m. A party at Florence Nature Park will follow from 6-11:30 p.m., rain or shine. Cost is $4 per person. Classmates and guests are welcome, and should bring their own drinks, coolers and a snack to share. From 7-11 p.m., Aug. 1, will be the reunion with dancing at Brodnick Hall at St. Timothy Church in Union. Cost is


Rose Logston, president of the Ohio Federation of Woman’s Club, installs Madeira Woman’s Club’s officers. Club is an organization of 48 members dedicated to community service through volunteer efforts. It promotes leadership, positive self-esteem and good citizenship in its members.





$25 per person. Beer is $1, but soft drinks are included. Live music by Power House and a hot meal. At 10:30 a.m., Aug. 2, will be Christian Fellowship at the Railroad Park in Erlanger, led be classmates Scott Denham and Larry Bubb. Contact Debbie Schneider at 513-977-3035 or email Princeton Class of 1999– will be having its 10-year reunion. Classmates will meet 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Sharon Woods. Contact info for the committee is as follows: Kelli Martin, 678-516-6460; Will Munn, 513227-4481; Anna Dickson, 917605-4579; Rhonda Bristol, 513602-2891. Glen Este High School Class of 1979 – The Glen Este High School Class of 1979 reunion committee is planning its 30-year reunion for Aug. 8 at the Eastgate Holiday Inn. Any classmates interested in attending the reunion should contact Kelly Clements Blom at or 513-9320164 with your name, e-mail address (please put “Reunion” in as your subject), mailing address and telephone number. Princeton High School Class of 1974 – Is planning a 35th class reunion for Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Fairfield Banquet and Convention Center. Pricing is $85 per couple or $45 for a single if the tickets are bought before July 1. After that date, a couple is $95 and singles are $50. For more information, e-mail Debbie (Owens) Fuson at Taylor High School Class of 1989 – The 1989 graduating class of Taylor High School is conducting its 20-year reunion at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8, at The Madison, 740 Madison Ave., Covington, Ky.

Cost is $45 per person, and dinner will be served. Come out for an evening of catching up with old friends, dancing, eating, drinking and having fun. Amelia High School Class of 1989 – The 1989 senior class of Amelia High School is conducting its 20th class reunion Aug. 9 at Coney Island’s Moonlight Pavilion. If you are a member of the class or know of anyone who is, contact Connie Weisenborn-Heilman at Connie or at 513-752-7390. Milford High School Class of 1989 – is having its 20-year reunion Friday, Aug. 14- Saturday, Aug. 15. A pre-reunion gathering is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, at Greenies in Milford at 1148 Ohio 28, Milford. On Saturday, the reunion will be from 7 to midnight, at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront Bluegrass Ballroom. Dress is summer dressy/semi formal. Tickets must be purchased before the event, and will not be available at the door. Mention the Milford High School 1989 Class Reunion when making reservation to get a discounted rate. Everyone that reserves a hotel room at the Radisson will receive a welcome bag. The reunion committee is putting a slide show together for viewing during the reunion. Old and new photos can be e-mailed to Jeff Jounson at Reunion dinner is $45. Cost includes dinner, beer, wine, soft drinks, dancing and door prizes. To sponsor the event, contact Jennifer Lewis at Visit Clermont Northeastern High School Alumni – is planning a second alumni weekend for Aug. 14-16. Weekend activities include a Friday evening social hour, a Saturday evening dinner/dance at the Fastiques and Sunday picnics

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Norwood High School Class of 1979 – Is conducting its 30-year reunion from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Aug. 15, at the Blue Ash Banquet Center. For information, contact Karen (Faulkner) Parker at 513351-6616 or e-mail her at Clermont Northeastern High School – Alumni weekend is scheduled for the weekend of Aug. 14 and 15. Friday night, all the classes are invited to meet their friends at the following locations: 1958-1969: Quaker Steak and Lube, 59- Chamber Drive, Milford; 1970-1979: Putters, 5723 Signal Hill Court, Milford; 19801989: Greenies, 1148 Ohio 28, Milford; 1990-1999: Buffalo Harry’s, 1001 Lila Ave., Milford; 2000-2009, Buffalo Wild Wings, 175 River’s Edge Drive, Milford. Saturday night is a dinner dance, starting at 6:30 p.m. with a social hour at the Fastiques Building at the fairgrounds. Send name, telephone number, address, e-mail address and graduating class to: Clermont Northeastern Alumni Association, 5327 Hutchinson Road, Batavia, OH 45103. Cost is $25 per person. Deadline is July 31 for reservations. Our Lady of Visitation Class of 1989 – is celebrating its 20-year reunion at 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22, at Top Shelf Sports Bar and Grille, 6507 Harrison Ave. For questions or to RSVP contact Katie Abrams-Muldoon at

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Hilton Head Island Vacation Resort. Choose 1 or 2 bdrm condos. Oceanfront, ocean view or nr ocean. Great locations & rates. Golf pkgs, too. 877-807-3828

BROWN COUNTY. Treat your family to a visit to Indiana’s family playground! Comfort Inn, in the ! of all of Nashville’s attractions. 812-988-6118


A Beautiful Log Cabin Resort w/heated indoor pool, minutes from Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mtns. Breathtaking mountain views, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, pool tables & pet friendly cabins are offered. Excellent rates, discounts available. Call 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366) CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617


HILTON HEAD. Beautiful 1 BR, 1 BA condo on beach nr Coligny. Sleeps 6. Many amenities, discounted rates June-Aug $750/wk; Sept, Oct $550/wk. Also,Marriott’s Grande Ocean, wk of 7/26. 513-829-5099 HILTON HEAD ISLAND 1-7 Bedroom Vacation Homes & Villas. Free color brochure. Call 1-866-386-6644 or visit

GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661 GATLINBURG Royal Townhouse Summer Special. $49.95 + tax SunThurs; $59.95 + tax Fri-Sat. Rooms limited & subject to availability. Restrictions & blackout dates apply. Advance reservations req’d. Present ad at check-in. 1-800-433-8792 CE

Hilton Head Island, SC

Visit and plan a getaway with Seashore Vacations. Our beach is free. Specials available for golf, tennis, dining, more. Visit our

site or call toll free: 800-845-0077.

LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit

NEW YORK MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit:

NORTH CAROLINA SIESTA KEY CONDOS 2 bedroom, directly on worldrenowned Crescent Beach. Free WiFi & phone. Super Summer Specials! 847-931-9113


EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 800-245-7746 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty

HILTON HEAD’S Best Family Vacation Destination . Oceanfront 1, 2 & 3 bdrm villas. Discounted golf, complimentary tennis & health club. 800-845-9500 N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.

TENNESSEE 1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.

Nr Powell NORRIS LAKE. Valley Marina. 2 BR/1BA, very nicely furnished home. Covered porch, deck. $95/nt. 423-562-8353 Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

Suburban Life - July 1, 2009  
Suburban Life - July 1, 2009  

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