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Work to restart soon on Kenwood development Gannett News Service

Construction will start up again soon on the Kenwood Collection, the retail-and-office development formerly known as Kenwood Towne Place. David Birdsall, president of Phillips Edison & Co.’s Strategic Investment Funds, said Tuesday that the Sycamore Township site has been prepped and that crews will begin working next week on the 2,300-space parking garage and office building. Birdsall anticipates tenants will be able to occupy the ninestory, 200,000-square-foot office building in fall 2015. When complete, the development also is expected to have 311,000 square feet of retail space. “No one is more eager than me to get started on this project,” said Birdsall, featured speaker at a Commercial Real Estate Women of Greater Cincinnati luncheon at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati. See KENWOOD, Page A2

Construction will start up again soon on the Kenwood Collection, the retail-and-office development formerly known as Kenwood Towne Place, shown here in 2011. FILE PHOTO


Madeira split on police car purchases By Marika Lee

Winter is not kind to local roads, so we want to know: Where are the worst roads and potholes in the area? Send your response to Be sure to tell us the specific location and community, and include photos if you have them. FILE PHOTO



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Stepping Stones expands programs for adults with disabilities. Full story, B1

After a much-debated decision by Madeira City Council the Madeira Police Department’s fleet of vehicles will increase from eight to nine for the department’s 12 officers. The plan going into the council meeting on Jan. 13 was for one 2010 Chevrolet Impala to be bought. Madeira Police Chief Frank Maupin said he was given a one-time deal from a seller in Wilmington for two 2013 Chevrolet Impalas for $32,000. “Right now I think our cruisers are in pretty good shape and I think it is a much better investment to replace our unmarked cars,” Maupin said, adding one of them has more than 100,000 miles on it and $1,600 was spent last year to repair it. The police department was given a budget of $30,000 to re-

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place one of its vehicles. Maupin said the extra $2,000 would come out of the department’s trust fund. Council and the police department decided that with the addition of the two Impalas, which would be used as unmarked cars, the department would auction off one of its 2006 cruisers and keep a Ford Taurus that is currently used as unmarked car as an extra. “The guys can take it down to court, if someone has training up in Columbus they could take that car instead of a cruiser,” Detective Tim Vogel said. Vogel said there has recently been an increase in need for more than one unmarked car. “There have been several times this month (we have needed two unmarked cars). With this heroin problem we are havSee SPLIT, Page A2 Vol. 50 No. 44 © 2014 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Dreams for animals’ futures inspire scouts By Leah Fightmaster

Two Madeira Girl Scout troops are getting creative to help animals as part of a national project. The Dream Rocket Project was started in 2009 by artist Jennifer Marsh, who is working to collect between 5,000 and 8,000 panels with images that represent what people across the country see as their dreams for the future. Those panels will be sewn together to create a large quilt, which will be wrapped around the Saturn V moon rocket replica at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. Brandi Maples, a troop leader for both the Cadet and Brownie troops from Madeira that are participating, said that after the girls make their two feet by two feet panels, they’ll send them off to Marsh to become part of the quilt. The troops worked with the theme “Dreaming of a Future For All Animals: Portraits of the Endangered and Homeless” for awareness of animals, Maples said. “We picked this theme, because animals are really important to us,” she said. “Girls at these ages can really identify with it and it’s a good teaching tool for them.”

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This unfinished collage depicts the face of a tiger, which is on the worldwide endangered species list. Brownies in Madeira's troop are re-creating endangered animals for the Dream Rocket Project panels. THANKS TO BRANDI MAPLES

Girls in the Brownie troop drew pictures of endangered animals from across the world, such as rhinos, pandas and tigers. Girls in the Cadet troop at Madeira Middle School, however, took a more hands-on approach. Each of the 15 girls went to the SPCA shelter in Sharonville, chose a higher risk dog, got to know them and created their portrait, Maples said. She added that the Cadets felt attached to their chosen dogs, and they’re hoping to help at least one or two get adopted, if not all of them. As part of the Dream Rocket Project, the panels must be put on display in an exhibit somewhere for a month before being sent to Marsh for the quilt, she said. Fittingly, the Cadet troop’s panels will be on display at the SPCA’s Humane Center in Sharonville, 11900 Conrey Road,

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Phillips Edison bought the property, adjacent to Kenwood Towne Centre, in 2012. Under previous owners and known as Kenwood Towne Place, the project became a sym-

BRIEFLY Concert to help boy with cancer

The Elijah Concert, a benefit for a Madeira boy, will be 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at St. Gertrude auditorium, 6543 Miami Road in Madeira. Three-year-old Elijah is among only 12 in the country receiving cutting-edge treatments for his stage 4 cancer, neuroblastoma. The concert will raise funds to support Elijah’s medical expenses. Acts hitting the stage include: Daniel DiSilva of Crispin; Muse, Cincinnati Women’s Choir; local church contemporary ensemble, Veritas (known as the original Credo Band), and other local acts. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. For tickets or to make donations, call 791-9268 or email

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Madeira Girl Scout Claire Graham makes a collage of Simon, a young adoptable dog at the SPCA. He's one of 15 that Cadets chose to create panels of for the Dream Rocket Project. THANKS TO GINA GRAHAM

The Madeira Public Library is offering an afterschool art program for 12to 18-year-olds 3:30-5 p.m. every Wednesday. A variety of art and craft projects will be offered. No pre-registration is required. Students can attend whenever they are able. The studios will be run by Bess Sabransky, teen librarian. Sabransky has a degree in Industrial Design and worked as a graphic designer for many years before becoming a librarian. Any questions can be directed to Sabransky at 369-3208.

The 15th annual Madeira Sports Stag will be conducted Thursday, Feb. 6, at the St. Gertrude Parish Center, 7630 Shawnee Run Road. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Chris Welsh, former Cincinnati Reds pitcher and current Reds broadcaster. The emcee will be Jon Warden, former pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. Reservation forms can be found onbline at

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counterpart’s photo on the website, hoping to motivate people to adopt them into a happy forever home, Maples said. In the end, if one or all of the 15 dogs chosen are adopted, Maples said she and the girls will feel like they were able to accomplish part of their Dream Rocket Project dream. “It’s nice to feel like we made a difference,” she said. “It’s hard to impact the world at their age, but it’s been a good way to make a difference.”

bol for failed real estate developments. Subcontractors walked off the job for nonpayment in 2008, and a foreclosure, a bankruptcy, criminal prosecutions and numerous lawsuits shut down work for years on the $175 million project. Construction work at the site under Phillips Ed-

ison ownership began in late September, said spokesman Pat Crowley. Birdsall said developers are negotiating with numerous retailers. It previously was announced that anchor tenant Saks Fifth Avenue is expected to move in 2016 from Downtown to a new, larger store. Current retail tenants are Crate &

Barrel, the Container Store and Mitchell Salon & Day Spa. Birdsall said Kenwood Collection will be an “iconic masterpiece” serving as the luxury wing of Kenwood Towne Centre, a widely successful regional shopping mall. The Kenwood Collection’s garage is expected

to be retrofitted with color-changing LED lights hanging over spaces to let drivers know which slots are available. Birdsall also expects to work with Sycamore Township to widen a section of Galbraith Road near the development in anticipation of increased traffic. m


panding further out and sometimes officers take their own personal cars for drug buys. The ordinance was approved with a 5-2 vote. Councilman Kenneth Born and Councilwoman Melisa Adrien voted against it.

Much of the debate between council members and the police department was the need for so many cars and the extra cost. “Just because it is budgeted doesn’t mean we have to spend it,” Born said. It was suggested that if officers needed to go to training or Police Explorer events they could get a rental car. “I think our officers’ time is better spent then waiting in line to get a rental car,” Councilman Rob Steier said in favor of keeping the Taurus. Mayor Mike Steur said he was fine with getting the two Impalas now and discussing the department keeping the Taurus and having nine vehicles at a later date.

ing, we have a lot of tourist coming into our town. We are all over the city now,” Vogel said, adding his cases have been ex-

Art class for kids

Starting in February, Hyatt Art Studio, 7813 Laurel Ave., Madeira, will

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during the month of February. The panels featuring the faces of endagered animals drawn by the Brownies will be at the Cincinnati Museum Center,1301Western Ave., during the same time. Maples said the girls imagined a world where there aren’t any endangered or homeless animals, and the Cadets were able to draw the faces of real, live animals that they could try to help. The SPCA is going to feature the images the Cadets draw of the shelter’s dogs next to their live

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conduct kids classes centered around “repurposing” items into art. “ReCreate with Kate” will include making “Fun Furry Pets” and creating “Marbleized Art” from shaving cream and paint. Classes for 6- to 12year-olds are 1-2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Class fee is $18 or a four-class punch card for $60. For more information call 561-0677.


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Deer Park recently received a state grant to help finance the Redmont Avenue reconstruction project, which is expected to start later this year. Greater Cincinnati Water Works will replace a water main at the same time as the road work to minimize long-term construction on the road. With this project moving forward, Deer Park will now prepare for a phase of development primarily focused on the Blue Ash/Galbraith business corridors.

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A recent zoning change will make creating an unusual property shape clearer for future developments in Madeira. A panhandle lot, also called a flag lot, is a type

ing code has pername. mitted them for Moeller said more than 40 years, many of these but there’s been delots, while not bate over whether ideal, are created they’re a good dewhen a property velopment. For the owner has an exmost part, he said, tra large piece of they’re considered land they want to Moeller acceptable. split into two. Moeller said the code He added that the zon-

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has been changed about four times to make sure panhandle lots aren’t pushed into areas that are too small. The most recent change, which was approved by City Council at its Nov. 25 meeting, removes some conflicting policies that previous applicants brought up during the process, as well as details of the lot size, he said. Panhandle lots are only allowed in three categories of residential districts, and at their smallest among those districts the original lot has to be at least an acre and onequarter, he added. Moeller said many lots in Madeira aren’t that large, making it unlikely for many property owners to fit the criteria for splitting their property

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into multiple lots. However, for those who are approved by the planning commission, any building on a panhandle lot must be 40 feet from the property line, he added. Although City Council made changes, there are at least 50 panhandle lots currently in Madeira, Moeller said. Those are grandfathered into the most recent amendment to the code. “Generally people begrudgingly say there’s a place for (panhandle lots) in certain circumstances,” he said. “… We want to make sure any new ones meet these criteria.” Want to know what’s going on in Madeira? Follow Leah Fightmaster on Twitter: @LCFightmaster.


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St. Gertrude plans two open house dates

St. Gertrude School full day kindergarten teacher, Sue Normand, right, listens to a parent's question during one of the many guided tours given by student council members during the school's recent Open House. THANKS TO JEFF PLATE

St Gertrude School already has its sights set on next year as evidenced by its recent Fall “Open House.” At that event, a large number of parents, seeking openings in various grades, braved the elements to learn all about the Dominican-led institution which is nearing its 80th year on Miami Ave. The event featured two sessions--one at lunch hour from and an evening session, and saw prospective parents and families receive student council-led tours, hands-on activities in the kindergarten and music rooms and live science demonstrations in their state-of-the-art science lab. Hosted by the school’s Parent-Teacher Organization, the open house is the first of two such events on the school’s campus during the academic year. The next one will be 12:302:30 p.m., Jan. 26, as part of Catholic Schools Week. Guests were treated to displays by many of the school’s extracur-

Sister Mary Aquinas, principal of St Gertrude School, responds to a parent during the reception at the end of their tour of the Miami Ave school campus. St Gertrude School will be 80 years old in 2014. THANKS TO JEFF PLATE

ricular activities, including the theater group, “The SGS Players,” their “Power of the Pen” team, and “Booster Association.” Sister Mary Aquinas, O.P., the school’s principal, was pleased with the turnout at both sessions saying, “I was very encouraged with the attendance

Donna Johnston, St. Gertrude School flex day kindergarten teacher, presents a school activity packet to a prospective student. THANKS TO JEFF PLATE

and happy to see so many young families tour our school, not only for the Kindergarten program, but also the upper grades. The feedback I received about the student guides and faculty’s enthusiasm was very gratify-

ing. All our new faculty, especially those in junior high where we have had significant turnover, have meshed nicely with our more tenured teachers to create a very faith-filled and challenging academic atmos-

Book donations inspire new readers Indian Hill Primary School students are creating readers through goodwill. The students are collecting new and gently used books for Reach Out and Read, a national nonprofit organization that donates books to pediatric offices, which in turn give the books to the families they serve. A goal of the organization is to promote early literacy by supplying books to children from newborn to age 5. Second-grade teacher Pat Bartholomew organized the initiative at the primary school last year. She said she was inspired by a news report on Reach Out and Read. Through research online Bartholomew she found a pediatrics office in Kenwood that would be a recipient of the books. She said this particular service project is not only a good fit for the primary school students, but it’s also beneficial for the families who receive the books. “The earlier you read with a child the better,” she said. Last year 500 books were collected by Indian Hill Primary School students for Reach Out and Read. “It makes me feel goo that I was donating,” said second-grader Michelle Lindberg, who donated a book called “Princess From Another Planet.” Classmate Victoria Islas agreed. “I hope they are excited,” she said, referring to the children who will receive the

Indian Hill Primary School second-graders Victoria Islas, left, and Michelle Lindberg organize books collected for Reach Out and Read, an organization that promotes literacy by providing books to pediatricians. FORREST SELLERS/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

books. This year’s initiative began after students returned from winter break. The books will be delivered at the end of January, although Bartholomew said books

can still be donated throughout the year. Books can be dropped off at the primary school, 6207 Drake Road. For information, contact Bartholomew at

phere.” Guests were provided complimentary “spirit” items along with key information and dates, namely the one for the school’s 52nd rendition of the “Christmas Pageant.”

Madeira foundation wants to call someone distinguished The Madeira Schools Foundation is now accepting nominations for its annual Distinguished Alumni/Citizen Award. The Distinguished Awards program was established to honor and recognize Madeira alumni, citizens and staff members who have made significant contributions to society, exhibited leadership qualities and have represented a positive role model to others. These awards honor nominees for their continued unselfish and loyal support of the Madeira Schools Foundation and will be presented at the Foundation’s annual awards luncheon at Kenwood Country Club on Thursday, May 22. The Friends of the Foundation Award will also be presented at the luncheon. The Distinguished Alumni/ Citizen nomination form and criteria can be found at and are also available in the board office. Please send nominations by Monday, March 3, to Madeira Schools Foundation, 7465 Loannes Drive, Madeira, Ohio 45243.



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Madeira Amazons face tough sledding this winter season By Scott Springer

Deer Park’s Austin Siemon wrestles Keali Cummings of CHCA at 152 pounds Jan. 7 at Deer Park. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

Wrestling the Wildcats no walk in ‘The Park’ By Scott Springer

DEER PARK — The Reading Blue Devils have had a stranglehold on the Cincinnati Hills League wrestling championship for the last eight seasons. If Deer Park High School wrestling coach Jason Lambers has his way, the Wildcats will snuff out a Reading ninth life. It won’t be easy. In prep wrestling, the recent CHL champions have been a “Big Blue Machine”. “It’s been Reading,” Lambers said. “We met them in state duals (last season) and beat them head-to-head. Then came tournament time and they just nicked us at the end. We think we’ve got as good a team as any

in the CHL.” Included on the team are returning all-league first-teamers in sophomore Jesse Potts at 106 pounds and junior Tyler Goodpaster at 120. Junior Trenton Macke made second team last year and has won most of his matches, along with 145-pound Trevor Andrews. The multi-talented Andrews was recently honored at Deer Park’s Senior Night Jan. 9 along with 195-pounder Dylan Vogt. Both were second-team CHL in 2013 and are having first-team seasons. “He’s a very experienced wrestler who really knows how to work hard,” Lambers said of Andrews. “He’s got good partners in the practice room. He’s going to make a nice, deep run

in the postseason.” Vogt is a specimen who warmed up prior to Senior Night by going to an adjacent basketball floor, leaping to the rim and doing multiple pull-ups. His two matches in the Quad Meet with CHCA, Badin and Western Hills lasted a cumulative couple of minutes. “He’s very athletic and likes to try and get matches done as quickly as possible,” Lambers said. “He missed out on the district tournament last year by a point. His goal is to finish hard and get in the district tournament.” Deer Park’s other returning second team pick is junior Austin Siemon at 152 pounds. Like See WRESTLE, Page A7

MADEIRA — Anyone who has spent time around young athletes knows there’s not much a player or coach can take for granted. Sometimes, the ball takes a strange bounce. That’s a lesson girls basketball coach Haley Warden and her Madeira High School Amazons have faced early in 2014. League champions last season, the loss of then-seniors Megan Moore and Devon Hutchinson has proved bigger than expected as the Amazons have gone from 21-5 to a losing record. Senior Olivia Benintendi and juniors Celia and Mallory Kline and Nikki Macke are back from last year’s lineup, but the wins have been tougher to come by. “It’s the little things,” Warden said. “It’s a turnover here or there or a missed defensive assignment. We’re kind of having mental hiccups right now.” Coming into January at 5-4, the Amazons hit a winter skid. That said, several losses have been close. Madeira has lost by four to New Richmond, Deer Park, Goshen and Cincinnati Christian, by five to Mariemont and by just a basket to Wyoming. “We know our record isn’t as good as we can be,” Warden said. “Most games we’ve been in. There’s a big wall up now that we need to knock down. Once we do, I think all of the girls will get that confidence in themselves.” The talent is there as Celia Kline and Benintendi combine to average nearly 25 points per game. However, last season that total was 28. The loss of Moore’s 11 points and nine rebounds opened things up for the Amazon sharpshooters. “It’s more than the points and rebounds; it’s the senior leadership we miss,” Warden said. “You can’t replace the person that she was. The kids really looked up to her.” Helping offset Moore’s loss under the basket is junior Macke

Madeira’s Olivia Benintendi grabs a rebound against Indian Hill’s Mikayla Germain during their basketball game at Madeira. Benintendi has been a three-year starter for the Amazons.JEFF SWINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

and sophomore Jamie Grob. The trio of Macke, Grob and Benintendi team up to average close to 19 rebounds a game. At guard, Celia and Mallory Kline can drive and dish and Madeira insiders are waiting for the arrival of eighth-grader Marin Kline. “She actually went with us this past summer to Georgia for a team camp,” Warden said. “You can take middle-schoolers. The Klines have done well for our program and hopefully will continue to do well.” This is the last season for seniors Benintendi and Sarah Mahler. Warden believes Benintendi could play at the college level, but her formal career will end soon. “She’s so athletic,” Warden said. “She gets so many different deflections and she can jump. She jumps center to start the game. She has a great threepoint shot and she can drive. People have a tough time defending her. ...We keep telling them this is the preseason for the tournament. It’s one game at a time, one play at a time.” Upcoming games for Madeira are Jan. 22 against Reading and Jan. 25 at Finneytown.

PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS Boys basketball » Indian Hill beat Reading 56-46 on Jan. 10. Senior Lucas Gould led with 21 points. » Madeira beat Mariemont on Jan. 10, 58-47. Senior Matt Ballweg had 20 points for the Mustangs. » Moeller won their Greater Catholic League South opener over Elder 53-44 on Jan. 10. Senior Grant Benzinger led with 16 points. The Crusaders downed Winton Woods 73-49 on Jan. 13. Junior Nate Fowler had 23 points. On Jan. 14, Moeller beat Centerville 58-37. Benzinger led with 20 points. » Cincinnati Country Day lost 61-31 at Seven Hills Jan. 10. Domenick Doane and Matt Walton each scored 11 points for the Indians, who slipped to 4-8 (1-6 in the Miami Valley Conference). » Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy beat Cincinnati Christian 56-36 Jan. 10 as Blake Southerland scored 13 points of the bench to lead the Eagles. CHCA lost 66-41 against Northwest Jan. 14, slipping to 7-5 on the season.

College Hill Jan. 13, but bounced back with a 60-24 home win against New Miami Jan. 15. Marissa Koob scored 27 and Naomi Grandison added 16 for the winning Eagles, who improved to 6-6. » Ursuline lost 55-43 at Kettering Alter Jan. 11 and dropped a 73-50 road decision against Princeton High School Jan. 16, dipping below .500 at 5-6.


Madeira’s Mike Combs has been named Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association 2013 Coach of the Year. THANKS TO NICK NOVY/CINCINNATI STATE

Girls basketball » Junior Naomi Davenport had 20 points as Mount Notre Dame beat Badin 57-33. MND downed Carroll 70-28 on Jan. 16 as Davenport had 16 points. » CCD lost a 35-29 decision at home Jan. 13 against Summit Country Day, slipping to 8-6 (4-3 MVC). » CHCA lost 55-43 at North

» Moeller beat Elder in a dual meet Jan. 10. Seniors Dakota Sizemore (195) and Jerry Thornberry (220) had pins, as did sophomore Jaelen Summerours (113). On Jan. 11, Moeller beat Glen Este. Pins were recorded by junior Conner Ziegler (120), senior Johnathan Tallarigo (152), Dakota Sizemore (195) and Chalmer Frueauf (285).


» Moeller beat Roger Bacon by 35 pins on Jan. 13. Grant Godbey had the high series of 417. On Jan. 14, the Crusaders beat Wyoming and Seven Hills. Senior Phillip Cleves had the high series of 527. » Ursuline Academy improved to 5-5 when it knocked

off rival St. Ursula 2053-1878 Jan. 13. Cierra Carafice led the Lions with a 370 series.

High Athletic Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Athletic Boosters.

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» The Madeira High School Athletic Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for its 2014 class. Nominations may be submitted for: A former athlete who has been out of high school for a minimum of five years; a coach who is no longer coaching in the Madeira Schools system; or a past or present contributor to the high school athletic program. Nominations should contain as much information as is known about the person’s accomplishments along with information on how to contact the nominee. If the nominee is deceased, it is requested that a name and contact information of a relative or friend be provided. The information should be mailed to: M.H.S. Athletic Hall of Fame - P.O. Box 43266 - Madeira, Ohio 45243. The deadline to send nominations is May 1. The selection of the 2014 Class will be made in early June and the enshrinement will take place prior to a varsity football game in the fall. The Madeira

» After completing another successful season at Cincinnati State, head coach Mike Combs of Madeira has been named “Coach of the Year” by the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association. In his 11th season at the helm of the Surge soccer program, Combs coached his team to their third NJCAA national tournament appearance in four seasons while claiming the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference title and NJCAA Region XII championship. Cincinnati State finished the season ranked in the top eight in both national polls (NSCAA/ NJCAA) with a 18-2-2 record. Combs played a huge role in the development of nine departing sophomores who, at the conclusion of the season, signed national letters of intent to continue their collegiate soccer careers at four-year programs, including NCAA Division I perennial powers Ohio State University, the University of Louisville and the University of South Carolina.



Indian Hill takes Hardy crew into the pool By Scott Springer

INDIAN HILL — Heading into the Southwest Classic meet at St. Xavier Jan. 18-19, the Indian Hill High School boys and girls swim teams looked poised to come together for a watery sprint toward the postseason. Coached by former Xavier and Western Brown swimmer Emily Hardy, Holly Rice and diving expert Lori Rapp, the Braves have several competitors who could make state runs. The Southwest Classic sometimes serves as a preamble for the busy portion of the season. “It’s a fun meet,” Hardy said. “It’s actually a good meet for some of our club swimmers to swim different events that maybe some college coaches are looking for. It’s also an opportunity for some of our non-club swimmers to get experience.” The best thing Indian Hill has to offer among schools their size is their depth. “We have five of seven girls returning from last year and one of our boy qualifiers back,” Hardy said. “I have two really good sophomores in Elizabeth Drerup and Devin Landstra. They practice with their club team.” Actually, club swimmers are the norm rather than the exception at competitive swim schools like

Indian Hill seniors Drew Rice, Will Dowling, Noah Kent, Noah Brackenbury and Alex Sweeney gather for Senior Night for the Braves. THANKS TO BOB BRACKENBURY

Elizabeth Drerup and Grace Stimson finish first and second against CCD and CHCA in a meet in December. THANKS TO BOB BRACKENBURY

it’s hard to see the progress.” It also makes it tougher to put together relays without the witnessing a swimmer’s progress in practice visually. “We communicate pretty well,” Hardy added. “I can contact club coaches if I need to get information.” The male Braves re-

Indian Hill. Hardy estimates at least half of her swimmers practice with club teams. “It kind of makes it difficult from a coaching standpoint,” Hardy said. “Swimming is such a different sport because a lot of times kids don’t do their best until the end of the season. When I only see them a couple of meets,

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turn some wallop in the water with their 200 medley relay team. “We have all four boys that went to State last year and broke our school record,” Hardy said. Junior Jack Dowling and his senior brother, Will, are on the medley team along with junior Sam Vester and senior Noah Brackenbury. Senior Drew Rice is also back and is part of the group that practices with Indian Hill at Mariemont High School during the week. In addition to the aforementioned sophomores Drerup and Landstra, seniors Sarah Vester and Delaney Smith and junior Grace Stimson are among the top Lady Braves. Smith was part of Indian Hill’s record-setting 200 medley relay and 400 free relay; Drerup was on the 200 free relay; and Landstra was with the 200 and 400 free quartet. Junior Stimson has also shown improvement. “Last year she was just coming off a bad accident,” Hardy said. “From what I see of her, she’s back at full strength. I’m excited about the year she’s got coming up.” Along with the swimmers, Indian Hill features celebrated divers Katherine Arnold, Kara Korengel and Cassie Wegryn, along with Danielle Faulkner. Not far off are the CHL Championships at Mariemont on Feb. 1.

Andrews and Vogt, Siemon is on his way to being first team this winter. “We’ve wrestled really good competition and a guy like Austin’s really going to benefit,” Lambers said. “He’s got a lot of experience against good wrestlers. He’s starting to figure out ways to close matches against topranked wrestlers.” The competition has been tough by design. To take down Reading, Lambers eliminated some cupcakes. “We really ratcheted our schedule up by

Madeira sports stag

» The 15th Annual Madeira Mustang Sports Stag will be Thursday, Feb. 6, at the St. Gertude Parish Center. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Chris Welsh, former Cincinnati Reds pitcher and current Reds broadcaster. The emcee will be Jon Warden, former pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. Reservation forms can be found at the school website and on the athletic page at

Moeller sports stag

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Wildcat Dash was a win for our community another with smiles. student who tragically When Steve Prescott passed away a few and his crew arrived, months ago. they quickly trained Ryan and his team us, delegated assignworked with the Munoz ments and finalized staff, a local race coorthe race day logisdinator, school adminitics. At 8:30 a.m. we stration and the Deer opened the regisPark Police Department. Lisa tration lines, handed They plotted the course, Hodge recruited volunteers and COMMUNITY PRESS out numbers and fleece-lined beanies hoped for at least 60 GUEST COLUMNIST and hoped for the participants for their best. first-time event. One by one, they straggled My husband and I arrived at in to get in line. I saw Deer the Community Center at 7 Park School administrators, a.m. and were met by at least elementary and high school 20 students and adults who, though half asleep, greeted one teachers and staff, current

When the rain came sheeting down at 4 a.m. on Jan. 11, we thought the day would be ruined. All the planning for the inaugural Deer Park Wildcat Dash 5K might be for nothing. The idea was born at a student leadership conference organized by the Anthony Munoz Foundation. Groups of students from schools across the city were each tasked with conceptualizing an event that could be started in their own communities and would raise money for a worthwhile cause. Senior Ryan Bosse suggested a 5K run/walk in memory of Jordan Woods, a Deer Park

students, alumni and even some members of our Deer Park City Council. Each participant chose to ignore the weather forecast to lend support to this new and significant scholarship initiative. After the last walker crossed the finish line and the tallies were completed, the final number of participants easily doubled the original expectation. As the event came to a close, the sun began to emerge from the clouds, winners received their medals and thanks went out to every volunteer who helped turn this race from a student’s dream

CH@TROOM Last week’s question Do you think school officials made the right decision recently by canceling classes because of cold temperature? Why or why not?

“Yes, I work in a school district that has cut busing so students would have to walk two miles to school. Those same students are often underdressed without proper coats, hats, or gloves. Two days without school for safety is not that awful.” K.S.

“I have every confidence in CPS to make the right call. There are so many moving parts in that decision it is wrong to second guess. I know I didn’t want to be out in that dangerously cold weather.” Terry Garvin

“Yes. Some children ride the school bus or walk to school, and it was so cold that within 15 minutes there was a chance for frostbite. Not worth risking injury to have our little ones outside when it is that cold. “Also, older children often are underdressed for the weather, and some may not even have appropriate coats, hats or gloves. I was happy to see that even the universities kept the students inside on those days.” D.P.

“As a school teacher, I hate having snow days because it really messes up what I have planned to teach any given week. “However, with our overly paternalistic society in which kids are rarely never made to deal with any personal challenges not on the athletic field, it seemed pretty ridiculous to cancel school because of the polar vortex driving wind chill below zero for two days. “I know there are students who have to wait outside for the bus, walk to school, or walk across big campuses – and this

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may lead to frostbite; and schools also had problems with burst pipes and boilers not coming on to heat buildings. “It ends up a judgment call; in that case, the school authorities err on the side of caution for students’ perceived safety; and they always will, so they don’t get sued.” TRog

“I don't think kids today are as tough as kids in the old days so I see why they closed the schools. “Personally I have a granddaughter in the third grade and I am glad she wasn't out in the this weather. If they miss too many days these days will be added to the end of the year so it is really no big deal.” Dave D.

“Yes, this was the right decision. Most parents, myself included, longed to see the end of Christmas break as the kids were starting to bounce off the walls at home. However, we were approaching record lows. “If frostbite or worse were to occur as kids waited for buses school administrators would have had a heavy burden to shoulder. Make the days up when the weather is better kids first!!” T.B.

“This time I agree with what they did for the sake of the kids. I know there will be a lot of people that will say they had to walk to school in zero degree or less

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Lisa Hodge is a parent of a Deer Park High School student and former Board of Education member.

OFFICIALS DIRECTORY temps., but even back in the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s there were schools cancelations. “I'm sure that when the winters of 1977 and 1978 hit their little butts were warm at home because everything closed down. Now don't lie, even the expressways were shut down. “Oh yes, more than 10,000 people claimed that they walked on the Ohio River and more than 100,000 claims that they attended the great 'Freezer Bowl' in a stadium that held 50,000 plus. “Give the kids and teachers a day off for the adverse weather as I'm sure it will not make a big change in the students grade, but I'm sure the teachers will want their pay plus the extra days for the make-up days, if they occur. “My only gripe is – where were the kids when the snow fell and neighbors needed their driveways and walks shoveled. Oh yes, I forgot, our parents bought us an iPad, iPhone, etc. for Christmas so we can sit on our butts and talk to our friends in the warmth of a home by the fireplace.” D.J.

“It was a great idea! Not for only the students, but for the opening and closing doors on school buildings stressing the heating system, less wear and tear on school buses, personal vehicles, and not to mention road conditions.” O.H.R.

“This wasn't just 'cold temperature' that arrived in the Tristate, it was severely dangerous for any warm-blooded being to be exposed for even a few minutes. “Having been in the education business for over 30 years, I have witnessed firsthand the countless times large numbers of students arrive to school in the middle of winter not properly dressed for the weather. J.B.

Deer Park

Deer Park council meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month in the municipal building, 7777 Blue Ash Road. Phone 794-8860. Website: Mayor Dave A. Collins; President of council Joseph Comer; council members John Donnellon, Dan Lehane, Jeff Hall, Chris Hedger, Lori Newsom, Mike Rapp, Charles Tassell. Safety-Service Director Michael Berens; Council Clerk Meredith George; Treasurer Patricia Meiers; Auditor John Applegate; Law Director Andrew Helmes; Clerks of Courts Judy Roos; Police Chief Michael Schlie, 791-8056; Fire Chief Don Newman, 791-2500.

Deer Park Community City Schools

Deer Park Community City Schools, Deer Park City School District Office, 4131 Matson Ave., Deer Park. Phone: 891-0222. Web site: Deer Park Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Howard Elementary 4131 Matson Ave. Deer Park. Board President, Terri Morrissey; Vice President, Donna Farrell; board members, Peggy Bosse, Tom Griswold, Karen Kellums. Superintendent, Jeff Langdon; Treasurer, Cynthia Stubenvoll.

Indian Hill Exempted Village Schools

Indian Hill Exempted Village Schools Board of Education: 6855 Drake Road. Phone: 272-4500. Web site: Indian Hill school board meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Indian Hill High School, 6845 Drake Road. Board members Elizabeth Johnston, Eddie Hooker, Kim Martin Lewis, Erik Lutz and Tim Sharp. Superintendent Mark Miles; Assistant Superintendent Mark Ault; Treasurer and Business Manager Julia J. Toth, 272-4513; Director of Pupil Services Tracy Quattrone; Transportation Supervisor Barbara Leonard; Facilities Director Ken Stegman and Director of Communications Andrea Brady.


5. How greedy can Stallone and DeNiro be to make a terrible movie like “Rematch”? 6. Kroger gave playoff tickets to vets. Very nice. But since 95 percent of your employees make minimum wage they could have offered a few to those

Web site: Mayor Mike Steur; Vice Mayor Melisa Adrien; council members Tom Ashmore, Kenneth Born, Nancy Spencer, Rob Steier and Traci Bayer-Theis. City Manager Thomas Moeller, 5617228; Police Chief Frank Maupin, 272-4214; Fire Chief Steven Ashbrock, 272-2669; Clerk Diane Novakov, 561-7228; Treasurer Steven Soper, 561-7228; Law Director Robert Malloy, 561-7228.

Madeira City Schools

Madeira City Schools district office, 7465 Loannes Drive. Phone 985-6070. Web site: Madeira City Schools board of education meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month in Perin Media Center at Madeira High School, 7465 Loannes Drive. Board members: Tarek Kamil, Kam Misleh, Pat Shea, David Templeton and Cathy Swami. Superintendent Stephen Kramer, 924-3880; Assistant Superintendent Kenji Matsudo; Public Relations Officer Diane Nichols, 924-3707; Treasurer Susan Crabill; Transportation Supervisor Karen Moses, 561-1366.

Sycamore Township

Sycamore Township board of trustees meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month at township offices, 8540 Kenwood Road. Phone 791-8447. Web site: Board of Trustee President Tom Weidman; Vice President Cliff Bishop; Trustee Dennis Connor; Fiscal Officer Rob Porter. Township Administrator Bruce Raabe; Fire Chief Perry Gerome; Planning and Zoning Director and Assistant Township Administrator Greg Bickford; Parks and Recreation Director Mike McKeown; Sheriff’s Liaison Lt. Chris Ketteman.


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Madeira City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the municipal building, 7141 Miami Ave. Phone 561-7228.

Nobody asked me . . . but

1. I tell every power company telemarketer that I am busy at the moment but I will call them back if they will give me their home number. They just hang up. 2. These calls come from as far away as Arizona and as close as around

into a reality. At that moment, I realized we were actually all winnerscoming together for a great cause, celebrating our community, the spirit of collaboration, and the legacy of Jordan Woods, who will live on by helping future students with scholarships that will forever bear his name. For additional information, or to make a contribution, please contact Deer Park High School at 891-0010.

nice people. 7. As we get older we keep our ages like children. “I’m 4 and a half”; and “I’m 91 and a half” 8. There goes another Republican. Goodbye Gov. Christie. 9. Ron Burgundy and those “Discount Daable-

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check” guys make me laugh. 10. Because of one baseball writer not voting, Craig Biggio did not get into the Hall of Fame. They need to change the system.


Bill Damsey is a resident of Deer Park

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Stepping Stones expands programs for adults with disabilities Stepping Stones will expand its programs for adults with disabilities in the new year as part of the merger of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati with Stepping Stones. The new programming will include computer technology, art programs including painting, weaving and photography, and expanded community exploration outings where adults with disabilities can interact in the community. The expansion is the result of combining resources of both agencies, said Stepping Stones Manager of Adult Services Amanda Kay, of Withamsville. The larger Stepping Stones now has three program locations: Indian Hill, Batavia and the newly renovated United Cerebral Palsy site in Norwood. Stepping Stones and United Cerebral Palsy are both United Way partner agencies and merged in November, recognizing their common mission to serve individuals with a wide range of disabilities. Stepping Stones continues to serve children, teens and adults in day and overnight camps, respites and educational programs at the Indian Hill and Batavia sites. In January, the adult day programs at Indian Hill will move to the Norwood site, where United Cerebral Palsy has conducted a similar program. “This is an exciting move,” said Kay. “The new building is specifically designed for the type of programs we offer. We now have an art studio with lots of natural light and color and space. “We have 14 computer stations with easy vision keyboards and special adaptations that can adjust the desk height and move or tilt keyboards and screens,” said Kay. The new building also has a kitchen designed for people with mobility challenges and large accessible individual restrooms with special lifts to help people who use wheelchairs or have mobility challenges. In the expanded Adult Services Program, participants can choose from five interest areas: Computer Technology, Art, Continuing Knowledge; Recreation and Community Outings. All individuals participate in Health and Wellness, which includes exercise and nutrition, health education with community health professionals, safety and personal responsibility. Stepping Stones will continue its Adult Services program at the Batavia site. Participants of both programs will have access to the Norwood facility’s amenities. Adult programs run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and are designed to help adults with disabilities build confidence and independence, improve health and fitness, and recognize and celebrate their

Joe Weinheimer of Western Hills cuts chicken with a special knife and cutting board that attaches to his wheelchair. Weinheimer is in the adult program at Stepping Stones. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER Program Coordinator Katie Brenner, of Northside, left, helps Sherri Gillum of Carthage set up the loom in the art studio at Stepping Stones. THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER

Cherri Anterum of Mason, technology trainer, works with Vernon Kendricks of Bond Hill in the computer lab at the Stepping Stones adult program.THANKS TO PEGGY KREIMER

abilities, said Kay. “Many people go to workshops. We want to be an alternative to a workshop. The fun place, offering recreation and social activities,” Kay said. Some participants come five days a week. Others may split

the week between Stepping Stones and a workshop or other activity. “When people come here, I see them light up socially. We have a laid-back pace that invites people to participate in fun programs,” said Kay. “People

who otherwise might feel shy or reserved feel comfortable making relationships. They find their way to fit in.” A key component of every activity is choice. The art program is a dramatic example. “Art is not only a way to communicate and express your feelings,” said Art Program Coordinator Katie Brenner of Northside. “The whole process is making decisions and choices – what color to use? What do I want on this side? Is it finished? They are in control. So many of the people we serve rely on a lot of other people to do things for

them. Here they can make their own decisions,” said Brenner. Some art activities will result in a finished piece, others are about the art experience. “We might put paint in a salad spinner and see what happens. We’ve taken Matchbox cars and driven them through the paint to create patterns.” Every activity in the Adult Services program expands experience, which builds confidence and independence, said Kay. For more information, visit or contact Amanda Kay, 221-4606.

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Teen Craft, 4 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 LovelandMadeira Road, Make a fleece pillow. Ages 12-18. Free. 3694476. Loveland.

Art Exhibits Anthony Stollings Art Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, 6300 Price Road, Visual artist displays selections of his artwork. Using oils, acrylics and water colors, his African-American spirit paintings tell detailed storylines with titles such as “The Market Place,” “The Soap Box Derby,” “Jazz Metamorphosis.” Free. 677-7600; Loveland.

Business Seminars Social Media Bootcamp, 10-11:30 a.m., Dimalanta Design Group, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, No. 650, Find out what social media is and how it can help grow your business. Free. Reservations required. 588-2802; Blue Ash.

Cooking Classes Stuffed Pasta - The International Comfort Food with Yen Hsieh, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, The Italian versions are well known, but stuffed pastas are found around the world. $50. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash. Zumba Fitness Classes, 6:307:30 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 101 S. Lebanon Road, Parish Life Center. Free will donation at door. For ages 12 and up. 683-4244. Loveland.

Home & Garden Designing Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths, 6:30-8 p.m., Neal’s Design Remodel, 7770 E. Kemper Road, Project consultants and designers discuss trends in kitchen and bath design. Light fare provided. Ages 18 and up. Free. 489-7700; Sharonville.

The Caledonian Society of Cincinnati's Robert Burns Dinner, celebrating the life and works of Scotland's beloved poet, will take place at 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, at Receptions Banquet and Conference Center, 10681 Loveland Madeira Road, Loveland. Enjoy a buffet dinner and cash bar and special guests Maidens IV. Reservations are required. Call 574-2969, or visit THANKS TO BILL PARSONS discussion meeting. Brown bag lunch optional. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. 673-0174; Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, JAN. 24 Art Exhibits Anthony Stollings Art Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, Free. 677-7600; Loveland.

Literary - Libraries Gaming, 6-7:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Gaming with friends. Ages 11-19. Free. Through May 23. 369-4450. Deer Park.

On Stage - Comedy Jimmy Pardo, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, No coupons or passes accepted. Ages 18 and up. $16. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater

Kid’s Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Arts and crafts, presenters, board games and more. Ages 5-12. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park. Food, Facts and Fun, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Learn about eating healthy, fitness and food safety. Ages 5-12. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

A Little Night Music, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $18. 684-1236; Columbia Township. Joan, the Girl of Arc, 7-8 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Dramatic world premiere adaptation starts with Joan as a young girl, just starting to examine her own beliefs. As she begins to understand herself and her world, she learns to inspire and lead others. Cincinnati Playhouse Off the Hill production. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

On Stage - Comedy

On Stage - Theater A Little Night Music, 7:30 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, This captivating tale of romance in turn of the century Sweden follows the amorous adventures of Desiree, a touring actress. When her past and present lovers, and their wives, show up for a weekend in the country; surprising liaisons, passions and a taste of love’s endless possibilities are all brought to light. $18. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through Jan. 26. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Support Groups Motherless Daughters Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, For adult women who have lost or miss nurturing care of their mother. Free. Through Dec. 18. 489-0892. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Youth room. Big book/

FRIDAY, JAN. 31 Art Exhibits

Literary - Story Times

Literary - Libraries

Cincinnati All Star Showcase, 8 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, Cincinnati’s best stand-up professional comedians. Ages 18 and up. $8. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Health / Wellness Nutrition Seminar: Children’s Health and Nutrition, Feeding Our Kids, 4-6 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Learn to help children develop healthy eating habits sooner rather than later. Ages 18 and up. $10. Reservations required. 315-3943; Silverton.

ages 5 and under. Reservations required. Presented by Caledonian Society of Cincinnati. 574-2969; Loveland.

Drink Tastings Canines, Felines and Wines, 6-9 p.m., Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Sharonville, 11900 Conrey Road, Includes five wines from Henke Winery, complimentary wine glass, silent auction, door prizes and snacks. Facility tours of SPCA Cincinnati will be available. Ages 21 and up. Benefits SPCA Cincinnati. $25. Registration required. 489-7392; Sharonville.

Education Robbed of Our Name: ReImagining ‘Never Again’ Lessons of the Holocaust through Dance, 7:30 p.m., Temple Sholom, 3100 Longmeadow, The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, Temple Sholom and Elementz: A Place for Hip Hop and Respect commemorate the United Nations’ International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Free. 4873055. Amberley Village.

Health / Wellness Loveland.

Music - Classical Carillon Concert, 4-5 p.m., Mary M. Emery Carillon, Pleasant Street, Open air concert. Carillonneur plays bells using keyboard in upper tower. Tours of tower available; playground, restroom and shelter house on site. Free. Through March 30. 271-8519; Mariemont.

On Stage - Theater A Little Night Music, 2 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $18. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Schools Open House, 2-4 p.m., Children’s Meeting House Montessori School, 927 O’Bannonville Road, Prospective parents tour eightacre campus and visit classrooms. Teachers available to answer questions, discuss handson classroom materials and talk about Montessori method. Free. 683-4757; Loveland.

MONDAY, JAN. 27 Education

Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D., 4460 Red Bank Expressway, Preventing Complications. Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 all four sessions; or $10 per session. 791-0626. Madisonville.

Social and Business Dining Etiquette, 6:45-8:45 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Learn to navigate the table, the silent service code and the five most common dining mistakes. $39, plus $32 for dinner. Registration required. 556-6932. Montgomery.

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Support Groups


Designing Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths, 10-11:30 a.m., Neal’s Design Remodel, Free. 489-7700; Sharonville.

Art & Craft Classes

Music - Benefits

Look See Do: MATHterpieces, 10-11 a.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Art workshop for children. Look at artwork from the Museum’s collection, see how artists incorporate geometry into their compositions and create your own MATHterpiece. Ages 1-4. $5. 272-3700; Mariemont.

The Elijah Concert, 7 p.m., St. Gertrude School, 6543 Miami Ave., Daniel DiSilva of Crispin; Muse, Cincinnati Women’s Choir; local church contemporary ensemble, Veritas and other local acts. Three-year-old Elijah is among only 12 in country receiving cutting edge treatments for his stage 4 cancer, neuroblastoma. To raise funds to support Elijah’s medical expenses. $15, $10 advance. 791-9268. Madeira.

Caregiver Support Group, 10-11:30 a.m., Marielders Inc., 6923 Madisonville Road, Library. For those responsible for care of elderly or disabled loved one. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 929-4483; Mariemont.

Cooking Classes Healthy Cooking Classes, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two delicious, simple and easy meals. Ages 18 and up. $30. Registration required. 315-3943; Silverton.

Dining Events Robert Burns Dinner, 6 p.m., Receptions Banquet and Conference Center Loveland, 10681 Loveland Madeira Road, Celebrating life and works of Scotland’s beloved poet. Buffet dinner and cash bar. Special guests: Maiden’s IV. Pipes and Drums, Highland Dancers, bonnie knee contest, haggis toss, Scottish Ancestry Map, raffle, country dancing and more. Benefits The Caledonian (Scottish) Society of Cincinnati. $30, $15 children’s meal, free

Music - Jazz The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s Steaks and Seafood, 12110 Montgomery Road, Free. 6771993; Symmes Township.

On Stage - Comedy Jimmy Pardo, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, $16. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater A Little Night Music, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $18. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

SUNDAY, JAN. 26 Art Exhibits Anthony Stollings Art Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, Free. 677-7600; www.ri-

TUESDAY, JAN. 28 Art Exhibits

Preschool Storytime, 10:30-11 a.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Books, songs, activities and more, while building early literacy skills. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Ages 3-6. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park. Book Break, 3-3:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Children’s librarian reads aloud from some favorite books. Make craft to take home. Ages 3-6. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29 Art & Craft Classes Knitting, Crochet and Needlecraft Class, 7-8 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic handwork techniques and fresh ideas in knitting, crochet and other handicrafts along with short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

Art Exhibits Anthony Stollings Art Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, Free. 677-7600; Loveland.

On Stage - Comedy Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m., Go Bananas Comedy Club, 8410 Market Place Lane, Aspiring comics, amateurs and professionals take the stage. Ages 18 and up. $5. 984-9288; Montgomery.

THURSDAY, JAN. 30 Art Exhibits Anthony Stollings Art Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, Free. 677-7600; Loveland.

Cooking Classes The 5 Mother Sauces with Karen Harmon, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, In French cuisine, five basic “mother” sauces form the basis from which the whole family of sauces derive. $45. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash. Zumba Fitness Classes, 6:307:30 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 683-4244. Loveland.

Anthony Stollings Art Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, Free. 677-7600; Loveland.

Literary - Libraries

Cooking Classes

Music - Blues

Texas Two-Step Dinner and Dancing with Bill Schroeder, 6-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Two dances that you will see if you frequent any country and western bar. Add the sweet tang of Texas BBQ along with some Southwest favorites. Ages 18 and up. $140 for two. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Zumba Class, 7-8 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, $5. 917-7475. Blue Ash. Zumba Fitness Classes, 6:307:30 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 683-4244. Loveland.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. 683-0491; Loveland.

Kid’s Club, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, Free. 3694450. Deer Park. Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Traci’s Sports Lounge and Grill, 784 Loveland-Miamiville Road, 697-8111. Loveland.

Nature Reptiles, 3:15-4:15 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Meet cold blooded creatures that inhabit the area. Ages 5-12. Free. 3694450. Deer Park.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, Donations accepted. 673-0174; Blue Ash.

Anthony Stollings Art Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, Free. 677-7600; Loveland.

SATURDAY, FEB. 1 Art & Craft Classes Look See Do: The Natural World, 10-11 a.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Art workshop for children. After looking at examples from the Museum’s collection, see how artistic style, weather and seasons affect artwork, then make your own collaged landscape masterpiece. Ages 3-6. $5. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Art Exhibits The Barn Painters, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. Exhibit and sale of original oil paintings from accomplished local artists. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Cooking Classes Valentine’s Party – Just for Kids with Holly Bader, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Class will shift the focus to other delicious foods as well as some craft time to create the perfect Valentine. Ages 8-12. $35. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Health / Wellness Toilet Training without Tears, 10 a.m., Bethesda North Hospital, 10500 Montgomery Road, Workshop discusses physical, intellectual and psychological readiness signs, strategies to prevent resistance and reduce fears, dealing with accidents, regression and relapses, common mistakes and whether a reward system is right for your family. $30 per person or couple. Registration required. 475-4500; Montgomery.

Music - Classical Linton Music Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions, 10-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, We’ve Got the Beat. Clap your hands, stomp your feet and learn about rhythm while you feel the beat. $5 or four for $15, free under age 2. 381-6868; Kenwood.

Music - Jazz The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s Steaks and Seafood, Free. 677-1993; Symmes Township.

SUNDAY, FEB. 2 Art Exhibits Anthony Stollings Art Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., River Hills Christian Church, Free. 677-7600; Loveland.

Music - Classical Carillon Concert, 4-5 p.m., Mary M. Emery Carillon, Free. 2718519; Mariemont.

MONDAY, FEB. 3 Cooking Classes Comfort Foods with a Twist with Jackson Rouse, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, $50. Reservations required. 489-6400. Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes Peewee Basketball Clinic by Ohio Ballstars, 6-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through Feb. 24. Developmentally appropriate clinic to learn basic basketball skills. Ages 3-5. $45. Reservations required. 985-0900. Montgomery.



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and Ellen’s kids get to A couple of weeks help, as well. Jon calls ago, Linda Vaccariello his loaves of goetta of Cincinnati Magazine “bricks,” and his famcalled and asked if I ily’s recipe is on my would share some tips blog. on making goetta for an article she was writing. Rita’s goetta I told her I had just I’ve been making my made a batch since I mother-in-law Clara’s wanted to share my goetta for years with latest recipe with you. pork shoulder, just as Goetta, as many of she made it when you know, is a they slaughtered Cincinnati and hogs in autumn. I Northern Kenused to cook goettucky specialty. ta from start to Goetta has Gerfinish on top of the manic origins, stove, but my but most people sister-in-law, who live in GerClaire Yannetti, many have never gave me this tip: heard of it. Inge, Rita Cook meat and my German Heikenfeld veggies on top of daughter-in-law RITA’S KITCHEN the stove and cook who grew up in oats in the slow Germany, said cooker. Much easier! she didn’t have a clue Stovetop cooking reuntil she moved to Cincinnati. Yes, it’s definite- quires frequent stirring and careful watching so ly a Cincinnati and oats don’t stick. Here’s Northern Kentucky my latest and, I think, “thing.” best version. A possibility about the name is that it 3 pounds fresh pork comes from the German shoulder, bone-in if word “gote” or “gotte,” possible, cut in half to fit which means peeled pan grain. The word became 3 cups each: chopped onions Americanized to mean and celery (include celery “goetta,” since the inleaves) gredient you cannot do 4 dried bay leaves without for authentic 2 tablespoons salt, or more goetta is pinhead oats to taste (also called steel-cut 1 tablespoon black pepper, oats). Dorsel’s and Bob’s or more to taste Red Mill are common 8-10 cups water or more if brands. needed Goetta is a “hand-me- 5 cups pinhead oats down” recipe and each Put meat, onions, family’s is a bit differcelery, bay, salt and ent. It’s a ritual in my pepper in large stockfamily and I even use pot. Cover meat with my mother-in-law Clawater by about an inch ra’s special long-handled or so. Bring to a boil, spoon that she inherited cover, lower to a simmer from her mother. Jon Peters, a Western and cook until meat falls from bone, 3 hours or Hills reader, makes his so. Add water if necesfather-in-law Bill Sandsary to keep meat just ers’ recipe. under liquid. Remove “I even use his pan meat and let cool before and really enjoyed makchopping finely. Save ing it this year. There’s liquid. (You could also something special about cook meat and veggies using a family recipe in slow cooker and you and making a big batch probably won’t need to that you’re going to add more water). share with family and Spray a 6-7 quart friends,” he told me. Jon slow cooker and turn on


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St. Gertrude Parish celebrates 90 years St. Gertrude Parish, a mainstay in Madeira for Catholics in the local community and greater Cincinnati Tristate areas, recently celebrated its 90th anniversary on its Miami Avenue campus. St. Gertrude the Great is the parish’s patron saint and her special feast day was commemorated recently with a special Mass, procession, and festive celebration in its Parish Center and hundreds of parishioners gathered to celebrate the occasion.

The pastor, The Rev. André-Joseph LaCasse, along Pastoral Council members, served as host of this parishwide celebration and said to the congregation, “What an incredible solemnity of St. Gertrude we had. The church was standing room only. The torch lit procession with the statue of St. Gertrude was something right out of ancient Europe. The food and entertainment was great. Thanks to so many who participated in this great

celebration. Thanks to the Pastoral Council who sponsored this event, most especially to Emma Friemoth and Chris Mautino for making our celebration so wonderful.” As the patroness, St. Gertrude is of German descent, so it was only natural for the celebration to include a German-style social complete with a live, 16-person German polka band with authentic ethnic foods and beverages. St. Gertrude Parish Pastor, The Rev. Andre-Joseph LaCasse, along with four Dominican Sister's who teach at the parish school, process with other parishioners as part of the parish's 90th Anniversary Feast Day Celebration. THANKS TO JEFF PLATE




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


Senior Pastor, Rev. Dave Robinette 986 Nordyke Road - 45255 (Cherry Grove turn off Beechmont at Beechmont Toyota) Worship Service, Sunday 10:45 am Classes For All Ages, Sunday 9:15 am Prayer Service Wednesday, 6:45 pm

Equipping Service: 4:30 p.m. Sat. & 8:50 a.m. Sun. Exploring Service: 10:00 a.m. & 11:10 a.m. Sun. Birth thru high school programs

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513 272-5800

Building Homes Relationships & Families Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245 CE-1001764504-01

Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave


Sunday Services 8 &10:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am

Programs for children, youth and adults 6000 Drake Road



ECKANKAR Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the Community HU Song

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ECK Worship Service 11:00 am - Noon Second Sunday of Each Month Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD Local (513) 674-7001


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

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

Phone: 513-791-8348 • Fax: 513-791-5648


Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am Wed Night Bible Study 7:00 pm Pastor Ed Wilson 8105 Beech Avenue - Deer Park (Just off Galbraith across from Amity School) 513-793-7422

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

TRADITIONAL WORSHIP Sunday 8:30 & 11 am CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP Sunday 9:30 & 11 am & 1st Saturday of the Month 6 pm Children’s programs and nursery & toddler care available at 9:30 and 11:00 services. Plenty of Parking behind church.

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Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Senior Pastor Pastor Justin Wilson, Youth Minister Vibrant Teen and Children’s Ministries

Sunday Worship 10:30 am All ages Sunday School 9:30 am Wed. Fellowship Meal 6:00 pm Wed. Worship/Bible Study 6:45 pm All are Welcome!

Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

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Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church

Join NFL hall-of-famer Anthony Munoz, featured speaker, at Armstrong Chapel Super Charge Men’s Conference, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the church. The conference is open to all men, including teenaged sons. Munoz will talk about how Christian faith enpowers “authentic men” to make a significant difference in their families, workplaces and communities. He will share his story and perspective on the path to longterm success that makes a positive impact on others. The conference includes a lineup of guest speakers for breakout sessions that will address four building blocks of enduring success: happiness, achievement, significance and legacy. Cost is $45, which includes registration fee, continental breakfast and lunch. Register at The church is at 5125 Drake Road, Indian Hill

Bethel Baptist Temple

AWANA children’s Bible clubs are offered for children ages 2 through high school from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays during the school year. Kids enjoy games, Bible studies and lessons and special events. Contact the church for information, or visit the AWANA page on Facebook: search for “Bethel Baptist AWANA.” The adult, teen and children’s Sunday School classes

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come together for an hour of skits from the drama team, children’s songs, games, penny wars and more during Round Up Sunday, offered during Sunday School hour on the first Sunday of each month. Small group Bible studies, including a women’s Bible study, are offered Wednesday evenings at the church at 7:30 p.m. Sunday School classes for all ages are 10 a.m.; Sunday worship is 11 a.m. Kings Kids, a children’s worship service, is offered during the 11 a.m. service. The church is at 8501 Plainfield Road, Sycamore Township; 891-2221;

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

At this church, the members are “Reaching Up, Reaching Out and Reaching In.” That means guests are always welcome to participate in worship services, mission and ministry projects and fellowship opportunities. Worship times are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. (traditional) and 9:30 a.m. (contemporary). The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

Sonrise Church

SonRise Church is announcing the launch of a Celebrate Recovery ministry group. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program based on the Beatitudes addressing many of life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits. Organizers say about one-third of the people attending Celebrate Recovery or “CR” deal with chemical dependencies. CR is in more than 19,000 churches worldwide with more than half a million people completing the program. The church is at 8136 Wooster Pike; 5766000;

Trinity Community Church

Pastor Cathy Kaminski will be installed as pastor of the church at the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, Jan. 26. Join us for this special service and reception immediately following. The church is at 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Deer Park; 791-7631;

Do You Have Memory Problems? Adults 62 and Older Needed for Research Studies on Memory

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor

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Sunday 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. 11020 S. Lebanon Road. 683-1556

What The purpose of these research studies is to evaluate the effects of dietary intervention on memory. Researchers would like to see if changes to diet might be related to better memory ability.


Who Adults 62 years old and older who: ! Have mild to moderate forgetfulness and/or short-term memory problems and ! Do not have diabetes

Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

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Pay Participants will be paid for their time.


8000 Miami Ave. 513-791-4470 Sunday Worship 9:00 am - Contemporary Service 10:00am Educational Hour 11:00 am - Traditional Service

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Playhouse in the Park’s ‘Joan of Arc’ goes off-stage The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Off the Hill series for families continues in January with the world premiere of “Joan the Girl of Arc,” which will tour to community venues throughout the Tristate from Jan.17 through Feb. 22. Recommended for ages 11 and up, this inspiring play offers a new perspective on the classic story of the young woman who helped save France. The adventure opens with Joan as a young girl just starting to examine her beliefs. As she begins to understand herself and the world around her, she learns to inspire and lead others. “Joan the Girl of Arc” will be directed by Playhouse Associate Artist K.J. Sanchez, who directed the world premiere of “Seven Spots on the Sun” in the Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre. “When I was a young girl, Joan of Arc was one of my first heroes,” Sanchez said. “I grew up before terrific books like The Hunger Games and had no heroic figures my age. To top it off, Joan was a girl, this young girl who changed the course of the war between France and England. That she was a real person, no less, was incredibly appealing. Hers is a story of courage — the courage to stand up for what she believed in. When all the adults in her life doubted her, Joan held to what she knew to be true and changed history with her courage.” This adaptation is written by

Darrah Cloud, who previously wrote “What’s Buggin’ Greg” for Off the Hill in 2011. “I was drawn to the writer because of her skills and passion for our work,” said Mark Lutwak, education director at the Playhouse. “We agreed that the story of Joan of Arc had a lot in it to speak to the youth of today.” Chelsea D. Harrison (Joan), Jon Kovach (Daniel), Rico Reid (Father/Captain Baudricort/ High Priest), Shayna Schmidt (Denise) and Justin Weaks (Father Moreau/Dauphin) from the Playhouse’s Bruce E. Coyle Intern Company will appear in “Joan the Girl of Arc.” Other production team members include Christopher Boone (set designer), Gordon DeVinney (Costume Designer), Jeremy J. Lee (sound designer) and Tracy Hoida (stage manager). For more information about the Playhouse's education and outreach programs, contact the Education Department at 513-345-2242 or visit Off the Hill is made possible by The Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation. The season is presented by The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation and Heidelberg Distributing Company. The season sponsor of new work is The Lois and Richard Rosenthal Foundation. The Playhouse is supported, in part, by the generosity of the tens of thousands of individuals and businesses that give to ArtsWave. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Playhouse with state

Springfield Towship Arts and Enrichment Council brings the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Off the Hill production of Darrah Cloud’s Joan The Girl Of Arc. Justin Weaks, Shayna Schmidt, Chelsea Harrison, Jon Kovach and Rico Reid perform in the Jan. 31 production at the Grove. THANKS TO ARRASMITH & ASSOCIATES

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ment for all Ohioans. The Playhouse also receives funding from the Shubert

Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Golfing for prom The Evelo / Singer / Sullivan Group of Merrill Lynch hosted a successful Golf Outing this fall to benefit Kenzie's CLOSET. The local nonprofit organization has made a high school prom dream possible for more than 2,500 young ladies from financially disadvantaged families over a span of eight years. Kenzie's CLOSET was presented a generous check for $10,000 at the event. From left are Brynne Coletti, founder of Kenzie's CLOSET, Joe Evelo, founder of The Evelo / Singer/ Sullivan Group, and Amanda Bentley Fessler, board member of Kenzie's CLOSET. For more information about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities at Kenzie's CLOSET, visit

Kenzie’s CLOSET recently received $10,000 from a recent golf outing at Kenwood Country Club. Kenzie’s CLOSET is a non-profit which provides prom dresses and accessories for girls with economic disadvantages.

Enjoying the The Evelo / Singer / Sullivan Group of Merrill Lynch golf outing for Kenzie's CLOSET are from left to right are Colleen Nardini of Hyde Park (Board Member of Kenzie's CLOSET), Debby Bradley of Indian Hill, Marylou McIlwraith of Indian Hill (Board Member), and Jamie Lanier of Hyde Park.

Go to pizza school and help MS Society Dewey’s Pizza’s philanthropic arm, the DewMore Initiative, has partnered with the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National MS Society to host a Pizza School at the Kenwood Dewey’s Pizza location Sunday, Feb. 9. More than 90 guests will have the opportunity to take a class behind the kitchen glass and learn how to toss and top their own pizzas from Dewey’s highly trained experts. Pizza School is open to

the general public. The cost to sign up is $25 per person (children 4 and under are free). This fee entitles all guests to access free pizza, salads and soft drinks. Any alcohol or desserts must be bought separately, but proceeds from these sales will be donated back to the Ohio Valley MS Chapter. Guests will also have the opportunity to interact with staff members and learn more about the Ohio Valley Chapter of

Arts scholarships are now available for women

the National MS Society. For more information about the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National MS Society, or to make a donation, visit the Ohio Valley Chapter website at The DewMore Initiative is a nonprofit collaborative of employees from local Dewey’s Pizza restaurants that support communities through volunteer work and various community based causes.

The Three Arts Scholarship Foundation is accepting applications from women in their junior and senior years who are furthering their educations in music, musical theatre/ drama and visual arts, while attending colleges within a 75-mile radius of Cincinnati. Scholarships are not limited to paying tuition, but may be used to cover other expenses related to the recipient's chosen art. For more information visit the Foundation's website at

There is a deadline: completed applications and accompanying required materials must be postmarked no later that Feb. 8. The Three Arts Foundation was founded in 1911 as the Three Arts Club by a group of resourceful Cincinnati women who recognized the need for lodging and financial support for the young women coming to their culturally rich city to further their study in the arts. Today the Foundation's endowment enables it to continue granting signifi-

cant scholarships to women preparing for careers in Music (Voice, Instrument, Electronic); Visual Arts (Graphic Design, Fabric, Dimensional; and Musical Theater and Drama. Students from the following schools are expected to participate in this year's program: Art Academy of Cincinnati, College of Mount St. Joseph, Northern Kentucky University, University of Cincinnati DAAP, Xavier University, Wright State University, and Miami University.

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Richard Kammer, 18, 3550 N. Mingo, trespassing, Dec. 23. Casey Kammer, 19, 3550 N. Mingo, trespassing, Dec. 23.


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Incidents/investigations Disorderly conduct At 6501 Kenwood, Jan. 4. Theft A Kindle and jewelry taken; $2,285 at 7222 Osceola, Dec. 24.



Theft Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 3240 Highland Ave., Dec. 27.

Arrests/citations Dwayne McGriff, 19, 649 Burleigh, theft, Dec. 27. Ronisha Allen, 19, 2920 Princeton Drive, theft, obstruction, Dec. 27. Gwendolyn Gray, 23, 128 Findley Street, theft, Dec. 28. Austin Wells, 24, 6294 Snidercrest Road, theft, drug abuse instruments, Dec. 28. Christine Edwards, 32, 8189 Reading Road, theft, Dec. 27. Virgil Kinebrew, 24, 2258 Harrison Ave., theft, Dec. 21. Jacques Joubert, 33, 8709 Wales Drive, possession of cocaine, Dec. 28. Ronald Bragg, 32, 1394 Deerfield Road, theft, Dec. 20. Juvenile Female, 14, theft, Dec. 31. Juvenile Female, 13, theft, Dec.

DEER PARK Incidents/investigations Domestic violence Reported at Glenway Ave., Dec. 31. Theft Reported at 4334 Oakwood Ave. No. 4, Jan. 1.

MADEIRA Arrests/citations Timothy Burress, 25, 15279 Lake Dilldear, drug instrument, Dec. 18. Jesse Ferdon, 29, 11343 Lipplemen No. 321, receiving stolen property, drug paraphernalia, Dec. 23.

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2999 Losantiridge Ave.: Deutsch, Mark to Moore, Stacey C. & Bryan R.; $185,500. 7496 Muchmore Close: Seibert, J. David Tr. to Brown, Earl F. & Lois P.; $250,000.

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4441 Clifford Road: Burkhardt, Mary Carol Tr. & Devin D. Namaky Tr. to Klinker, Sarah; $138,000.


7434 Dawson Road: KNS/CBS LLC to Bucknell, Penelope J. & John A. Cobbin; $394,220. 6022 Johnson Road: Buckhead

Homes Inc. to Ahrens, Jason D.; $471,692. 6920 Kenwood Road: Smith, Grant Kier & Allison K. to Hu Yueh, Chiang & Meiying Chiang; $475,000. 6844 Meadowdale Circle: Lynch, Lawrence Kevin Tr. to Hollowell, Leonard H.; $259,900. 7314 Redondo Court: Farlow, William to Cecil, Thomas E. & Meredith; $325,000.


3922 Cedarwood Place: White, Fred & Betty to Homesales Inc.; $47,007.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP 6093 Bayberry Drive: Bleau,

David R. II & Shannon to Villane, Anthony & Rebecca; $317,000. 8682 Darnell Ave.: Hughes, Joy to Bank of New York Mellon The; $73,000. 7268 Galbraith Road: Thompson, David L. & Roberta A. to Lipa, Kylie K.; $77,500. 6548 Michael Drive: Wessel, Thad A. & Cynthia Wessel to Hutchinson, Mark D. & Megan E.; $209,500. 8579 Plainfield Road: Gibbons, Jackie to Homan, Melissa L.; $95,500. 11770 Winthrop Lane: Westerbeck, Lawrence F. & Deborah M. to Deupree, Joyce Schultz; $600,000.


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