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Fourth-graders from Indian Hill Elementary School visited Livingston Lodge in Indian Hill as part of their annual Pioneer Days experience.

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Cost for ‘super’ search: $21K Indian Hill must replace Knudson By Forrest Sellers fsellers@communitypress.com

The Indian Hill Exempted Village School District has begun the process of finding a new superintendent. The school board recently approved entering into a contract with executive search firm Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates. The contract to hire Hazard and Associates will cost taxpayers $17,500, plus an estimated

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$3,500 for expenses. Board member Tim Sharp recommended allowing up to $10,000 for potential expenses. Superintendent Jane Knudson, who served as superintendent for seven years, will retire in July. Knudson said a contributing

factor in the selection of Hazard and Associates was its experience in recruiting for school districts similar to Indian Hill. According to Knudson, the company has had a high success rate in choosing superintendents who have remained with the districts for which they were chosen. Board member Kim Lewis, who serves on the board’s Personnel Committee, said recruitment will be an integral part of the process and will involve a nationwide search. Sharp said the firm helps fill “a void” in conducting searches for “suburban, high performing

school districts.” “I think our (search) net will be wider with this firm,” he said. Other search firms under consideration were Hudepohl and Associates and School Exec Connect. Lewis said cost considerations were also a factor. Hazard and Associates charges a set fee, she said. The board is expected to begin planning sessions regarding the superintendent search in February. Knudson has been with the district for 23 years starting as a principal at Indian Hill Primary School.

Committee continues centennial plans ‘Night at Races’ set for March 9 By Leah Fightmaster lfightmaster@communitypress.com

Words in Bloom Sam Bloom, a 2011 Newbery Award Committee Member, visited Rockwern Academy to speak to the fourth- through sixth-graders about his experience. See Schools, A5

Many residents and firefighters, along with their families, attended Thursday's Sycamore Township Board of Trustees meeting to express their opposition to a request for proposal to contract fire and EMS services. The request was issued Tuesday and the township is accepting proposals through Feb. 29 at 1 p.m. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Tempers flare over fire/ EMS proposal Residents pack trustee meeting

The Moeller the merrier Many of the players who helped Moeller High School’s football team win the Greater Catholic League South Division title last fall are ready to share the Saturday spotlight next year. See Sports, B6

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The debate over outsourcing Sycamore Township's fire and EMS services got hot like fire. Temperatures rose Feb. 2 night atthetrusteesmeetingasmorethan 50 people attended to express their displeasure with the request for proposal the board issued Tuesday. The request asked for proposals from a private or public entity to contract fire and EMS services for Sycamore Township. Several residents who stood to speakquestionedwhytheywerenot informed of the request before it was issued and why other avenues were not explored before soliciting bids for outsourcing. "I can find no mention of the budget deficit on the (township's) website," said Al Early, a township resident. "It's not something new that showed up. ... Is there a plan to inform residents?" Residents also asked why the trustees did not consider offering a levy to make up the deficit instead of requesting bids. Board of Trustees President Tom Weidman said he did not want to go to the residents and ask for more money to make it up, but several suggested it as an option.

Dozens of people showed up to Thursday's Sycamore Township Board of Trustees meeting to express opposition to a request for proposal to contract fire and EMS services. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

INSIDE More on why the township may contract our Fire and EMS services. See Story, A2

"The taxpayers have a right to vote on (a levy)," said Craig Creighton, Sycamore Township firefighter. Concerns firefighters had was with staffing, whether the same employees will be retained and how many would be employed. Firefighter Craig Coburn was concerned about the quality of service with a private company and said other departments do not have the staff to offer their services. "Other departments already

don't have enough (employees) working for their areas," he said. "... I've worked for a private company before, and you get what you pay for." Sycamore resident Dennis Ulrich suggested getting ideas for solutions from the residents, like the township incorporating itself into a city and collecting a payroll tax, which a township cannot do. Weidman said they are in the process of organizing a way to get feedback from the public, while Trustee Cliff Bishop said the township cannot incorporate itself while retaining the same land it has within the township limits. "You might want to tap in to some See TEMPERS, Page A2

While planning is under way for Deer Park’s centennial, some details are more defined than others. Deer Park Historian Ann Poole said the committee is planning several events throughout the year, including a “Night at the Races” fundraiser for the events. Set for March 9, the event will be a way to raise money for the centennial events. Plans are also underway for a wiffle ball tournament, whichwillbeheldinMay.The committee discussed having a raffle in which the winner throws out the first pitch of the tournament. It also discussed a community yard sale, which the Park Board is sponsoring for June 23 in Chamberlin Park, and the school district will be having a contest to determine a logo for the celebration. TheHistoricalSocietyhas been sorting through hundreds of photos, Poole said, for a display at the community center. Scheduled for the weekend of Aug. 3-5, the weekend of Deer Park’s “Days in the Park.” The display will go up that Saturday, which is also the date set for the parade. The committee also discussed inviting state representatives to attend, hoping they will come to events as guestsandspeaktoattendees for the celebration, Poole added. A problem the committee has run into while planning has been finding a location for the events, since many Saturdays are booked at the community center during 2012, Poole said. “Saturdays are gone at the community center,” she said. “It makes it difficult for planning.” For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/DeerPark.


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Sycamore-run fire and EMS could be forced to go private By Leah Fightmaster lfightmaster@communitypress.com

Instead of putting out fires, Sycamore Township could be extinguishing its fire and EMS department. Sycamore’s Board of Trustees decided Jan. 31 to issue and request a proposal to contract fire and EMS services. Trustees President Tom Weidman said the township wants to see what it can get back before going ahead and making drastic cuts to the department. The township is open for proposals until Feb. 29. The board does not have to accept a proposal and can move ahead with making cuts. If a proposal is accepted, however, the new operator would continue to

Sycamore Township Board of Trustees issued a request for proposal to consider contracting its fire and EMS services. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

use Sycamore Township’s fire houses and equipment. If an outside company takes over, Weidman said he thinks it is likely that most, if not all, of the existing staff would be rehired. “The company will like-

ly want continuity and will interview most of the current employees,” he said. “It’s reasonable to assume that someone will have to fill that vacuum, and it’s likely they would hire the same employees.”

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Weidman said the fire and EMS department needs to save $1.5 million due to decreases from the Ohio estate tax and tangible personal property tax. If no acceptable bids are received, the township will have to make significant cuts to the department, as it has to other services it provides. Weidman said the only department the township has not cut is fire. “It’s pretty clear what our situation is,” he said. “We need to get $1.5 million to avoid cuts.” He said he would “be thrilled” if the firefighters’ union could find a solution. But the board has met 11 times with the union since September and no answers have been provided.

Are you willing to serve the Blue Ash community in the event of an emergency? Hamilton County Public Health and the city of Blue Ash are looking for volunteers to join the Tristate Medical Reserve Corps. As a registered volunteer, you can be called quickly to assist your community in a crisis. The Tristate Medical Reserves Corps (TMRC) is looking for both medical and non-medical volunteers. An emergency with which the community may need assistance includes: tornadoes, floods, winter storms, shelters, alternative care sites, reception centers and PODS. A Point of Dispensing Site (PODS) is a location

where medications or vaccines will be distributed to residents in Hamilton County. In order to reduce travel, wait time and provide a familiar location Hamilton County will have many community-level PODs. An orientation is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Blue Ash Fire Department, 10647 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. For more information about assisting your neighbors and community during an emergency, visit www.tristatemrc.org. For more information or to attend the orientation mentioned above, please contact Carter Pittman,(513) 946-7889 or carter.pittman@hamiltonco.org.

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ened the township to a family, and did not agree with request. "I don't want to lose anymore of my brothers and sisters," he said. "Cuts (to staff members) are not acceptable. Band together and keep people rather than cutting people to save $5."

Madeira Theater Arts, under the direction of Dianna L. Davis, presents its spring musical, "Footloose.” When Ren and his mother move from the big city to a small town, he is shocked to discover that dancing is prohibited. After falling for the conservative preacher's daughter, Ren vows to help the town remember how to "cut footloose"! Performances at Madeira High School's Medert Auditorium are March 1, 2 & 3, at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance on Saturday, March 3, at 2 p.m. All general admission tickets at $10, and may be bought at the door or ordered in advance by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Madeira High School, attn. Dianna Davis, 7465 Loannes Drive, Madeira, OH 45243. Please indicate the dates & time of the performance, along with the number of tickets needed.

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Sycamore weighs sheriff patrol options By Leah Fightmaster lfightmaster@communitypress.com

Sharing a car is not just a problem teenage siblings have to deal with. Sometimes it is whole townships. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office recently informed townships that within two months, they will have to start paying for the cars the sheriff currently provides, or lose the patrols all together. Townships in Hamilton County receive additional patrols from the sheriff outside of the cars they pay the sheriff for, called noncontract cars. District 3, which makes up Symmes, Sycamore and Columbia townships, have 14 noncontract cars which they share. These cars are supposed to patrol the entire district, although Sycamore Township Trustees President Tom Weidman believes that some of those

cars are spending more time in other areas and that Sycamore is not seeing as much coverage. Sycamore has 14 contract cars, and the sheriff has recommended to the board that it contract five of the non-contract cars it would otherwise lose. Weidman said the board has not decided how many to contract, but it is considering two or three, because the township cannot afford to pay for five. “Adding five patrols is just not sustainable for us,” Weidman said. If the township decided to contract all five recommended cars, in addition to the 14 it already has, the police budget would have a deficit of more than $104,200 in 2012. The deficit would only continue to increase because the sheriff would begin charging the township at about $69,100 in 2012 and will gradually increase it over the next four years until

ABOUT SYMMES TOWNSHIP Symmes Township Trustee Phil Beck said that Symmes has counted on 12 contract cars, adding they have covered the area well and the township is budgeted for those 12 cars only. Currently, the Board of Trustees does not have plans to add more contract cars.

Townships in Hamilton County will soon have to pay for additional patrols by the Sheriff's Office. Sycamore Township is considering contracting two or three of the original non-contract cars for the township. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

2015, when the township would pay the full cost at about $87,000. If Sycamore chose that option, the police budget would have a deficit of about $497,000. The township has already begun to make more cuts to its sheriff’s patrols,

including the elimination of Lt. Dan Reid’s administrative position of sheriff liaison. Eliminating the position will save the township about $118,500, providing the township with more money to provide to patrols.

“We’re taking someone out of the office and putting more feet on the street,” he said, adding that Lt. Tom Butler in Symmes Township will be the district chief and will be in charge of patrols in Sycamore as well. Weidman also said he would like to look over staffing schedules and make some possible changes that might allow the township to do more with fewer patrols than the sheriff recommended. He

said he would rather “strategically place” cars at specific times by shortening shifts. “Instead of having more cars at 3 a.m. on a Sunday, we can strategically place more shorter shifts in the lineup during peak hours,” he said. For more about your community and to get regular updates by signing up for our newsletter, visit www.Cincinnati.com/SycamoreTownship.

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Some of Deer Park’s Great Oaks students are bridging the gap between themselves and their peers. Brittany Loch, a junior studying early childhood education, gave school board members and those who were at Wednesday’s school board meeting an

idea of what BRIDGES is. DeerPark’sotherBRIDGES students are juniors Jake Berling and Angelo Vuozzo, and senior Brandon Reeves. Part of the Great Oaks Equity Council, the group was started to help students understand each others’ backgrounds and to be comfortable with one another. Deer Park has about 38 students on the council out of

the about 74 that attend, and only four were accepted into the BRIDGES program. Locke, who was the only student out of the junior and senior early childhood classes to be accepted, described how the group participates in teamwork-building activities and meets with teachers to discuss how they can make their school a better place to be.

Next activity for the group is to take the students in each area of study and have them switch classes with one another so they can learn more about their classmates. “(The program) is a very good experience,” Locke said. For more Deer Park news, visit Cincinnati.com/DeerPark.

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About 20 residents of Sycamore Township who live either on, or on a side street off of, Hosbrook Road attended the Jan. 24 traffic calming study public hearing. The study, designed to slow traffic on residential Hosbrook Road, was approved by the Board of Trustees at the hearing. Ben Brandstetter, from Brandstetter Carroll Inc., shared an overview of the study's results with the residents, and residents offered their own comments. A major contention point was sidewalks, whether they should be installed on both sides of the street or just one, and how far down Hosbrook they should run. While installing sidewalks on the east side of the road is not Sycamore Township's decision, because the other side is in Madeira, residents could not agree on where they wanted the sidewalks to end. One resident, Vint VanDerzee, spoke with the majority, saying he is "lobbying against sidewalks past Lynnfield because they will eat up too much land." Safety is a concern, he added, saying he has lived on the street for 40 years and has seen several accidents, a few fatal. Greg Bickford, planning and zoning director/ assistant township administrator, said the majority want sidewalks from Montgomery Road to Lynnfield Court, fewer want the sidewalks to extend to Miami Hills Drive, and still fewer want sidewalks installed down to Euclid Avenue. VanDerzee also said he thought the medians in the road, while they might be a visual barrier, could also

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be a distraction and could cause an accident if a driver bumps into them. The issue of safety resurfaced in a comment from Joe Hodge, whose concern was with children's safety. While he said he understood if sidewalks extending only to Lynnfield were in the budget, he would support installing them down to Miami Hills because it is a major intersection of the road. As a father of two children who do not drive, he added, "there is a safety issue on Hosbrook that needs to be rectified." "Townships need to cater to residents instead of the trasient workforce who pays little or no taxes to the township," he said in a letter to the board. The first, called "Streetscape Alternative No. 1," included a sidewalk with concrete curbs on only the west side of Hosbrook Road, small islands in the middle and grading easements. "Streetscape Alternative No. 2" includes sidewalks on both sides of the street and a center median along the length of the road. While the median would serve as a visual for drivers who would perceive the road to be less wide and would cause them to slow down, the alternative would require more property from residents and left turns in and out of driveways would be disabled. A plan which implemented roundabouts was the third option, built at each side street intersection with Hosbrook, would slow traffic at those intersections, but would likely cost more money and would also require the four houses at each intersection to be acquired for a roundabout's space. The fourth option was to increase the use of signs on the roads, beginning with additional signs at the north and south ends of Hosbrook Road, which would alert drivers that they are entering a residential neighborhood. Also, high-visibility cross-

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walks would be installed with signs notifying drivers, as well as possible "inpavement lighted crosswalks," with lights installed in the ground that flash whenever someone pushes the button to cross. To gather public opinion of the ideas, a study group was compiled, including staffs from Sycamore Township, Madeira and the Hamilton County Engineer's Office, as well as citizens from the area. Open study group meetings were held, and residents were encouraged to submit their opinions through meetings and online surveys. More than 250 residents posted their responses and opinions to the surveys. Based on the study group's findings, a preferred option was decided, which combined some elements of "Streetscape Alternative No. 1" and the increased signage options. The new choice included a sidewalk on the west side of Hosbrook Road with concrete curbs, a small island running the length of the street, grading easements, signs at the north and south ends of the street and at crosswalks, alerting drivers that they are entering a residential area and of the upcoming crosswalks, and the possible inpavement lighting at each crosswalk. While the Board of Trustees approved the study and voted at the Jan. 31 workshop meeting to approve sidewalks on the west side of Hosbrook Road from Montgomery Road and Lynnfield Court, additional concerns submitted from residents forced it to keep sidewalks on the rest of the road in mind as a possibility later. Bickford said that anyone who wants to read the study can find it on the township's website at www.sycamoretownship.org. Get regular Sycamore Township updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit www.Cincinnati.com/ SycamoreTownship.

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Ursuline Presidential Scholar candidates Marisa Reddy of Indian Hill (left) and Kaitlyn Manley of Loveland. THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG

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Newbery Medal committee member Sam Bloom talks to students at Rockwern Academy in Kenwood. THANKS TO JULIA WEINSTEIN work just to read. I read so much that my eyes started hurting. I also had to start putting down a book if it didn’t meet the criteria at all after twenty pages. In all, I read about 362 whole books and in total I read parts of about 660 books. I read so much that if you stacked each book on top of the other that it would be 37 feet tall or taller than a two-story house.” He picked seven books to nominate and went to the committee meeting. He said, “We were in a sealedoff room, and no one was allowed to hear us. The whole thing was top secret. It took us a long time for them to choose a winning book, but we came to a conclusion at around midnight the next day.” Bloom and the students then played the game, “Why didn’t it

win the Newbery?” We started with “Harry Potter,” which couldn’t get the award because its author, J.K. Rowling, is from Britain. “Twilight” didn’t make the cut because it didn’t fit the age group, birth to age 14 “ Diary of a Wimpy Kid” couldn’t get it because most of the story is told in pictures, and to win the Newbery, most of the story needs to be told with the words. After the experience, he said, “I’m never, ever going to say any people are crazy for choosing a book to win the Newbery, especially after all the work it took being on the committee.” Rockwern Academy sixth-graders Asher Weinstein and Robert Wetzler wrote this article.

MND students honored by Good Samaritan Hospital Mount Notre Dame High School seniors Emma Beyer of Liberty Township and Alex Crumb of West Chester Township were recognized by Good Samaritan Hospital for their fundraising efforts benefitting the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. As the culmination of MND’s MAP (My Action Plan) Program - a four-year empowerment program – each student completes a Capstone Service Project their senior year. Beyer and Crumb quickly determined that they wanted to do something to benefit the NICU at Good Sam. The students hosted a Pearls

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Newbery Committee member visits Rockwern Sam Bloom, a 2011 Newbery Award Committee Member, visited Rockwern Academy to speak to the fourth- through sixth-graders about his experience. Bloom, who works at the Groesbeck Public Library Branch, said he was inspired to attempt to be on the Committee in 2009, when he went to a convention with lots of famous authors, such as Mo Willems. About his luck of being in the Committee, Bloom said, “Normally, you have to get on a ballot, and hope the other librarians and teachers will vote for you. I got lucky, because your other choice is to call the President of the Committee. I called them but they said there wasn’t an opening for me.” Later they called him back and gave him the job. “I was reading like crazy,” he said. “Every day, I got a package in the mail full of books to read. At first you think, ‘Cool, free books,’ but then you realize, “I have to read all these!” As he read the books he was shipped, he took notes. He started out with note cards, but that got out of hand, because after making tons of notecards, it got very hard to organize. He then started typing them on the computer. He showed us one of the pages that he typed, and told us that for the book that he really liked, the Newbery winner that year, “Moon Over Manifest,” he wrote 12 pages on it to counter any objections. He also told us about the six criteria that he had to look for in the books: the theme (subtle message), the presentation of information, the plot, the setting (where and when), and appropriateness of style (good for the audience to understand). About his reading, Bloom said, “I started reading around twelve hours every day and once had to take two weeks off of

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by Allison jewelry party, showcasing the designs of Mount Notre Dame parent Allison Warning of Sycamore Township. Warning was delighted to be a part of the girls’ project. Beyer, who plans to study nursing in college has a strong

passion for pediatrics and was so pleased to be able to organize a fundraiser that resulted in a $1,800 donation to Good Sam’s NICU. The funds will be used to improve facilities and to purchase books and toys used by both patients and siblings.

Ursuline seniors Kaitlyn Manley and Marisa Reddy have been namedamongmorethan3,000candidates in the 2012 Presidential Scholars Program. Manley is the daughter of Annette Wick and Mark Manley of Loveland; Reddy is the daughter of Drs. Usha and Pramod Reddy of Indian Hill. Ascandidates,theywereidentified for the academic component of the program, based on having scored exceptionally well on the SAT or the ACT. Throughout her Ursuline career, Manley has received numerousawardsanddistinctionsincluding 2012 National Merit semifinalist, published author in Teen Link magazine, Olympiad exam semifinalist,top10percentforchemistry, and 1st honors AMC Math Test. Her club memberships include National Honor Society and French Club. She has participated in several missions trips; she is a member of St. Margaret of York parish and leads religious classes foryoungermembers.Otheractivities include staff member of the school newspaper, Lions Roar, peer tutor for French, chemistry and writing, Ursuline Academy United school ambassador, and member of the Theater Arts Group. Her leadership positions include Chemistry Club president, Challenge Team leader-religious education through parish, Female Captain-Ultimate Frisbee team and Jewell Family Leader. She received an award from the Montgomery Women’s Club as a winner in creative writing for poem and memoir.

Reddy achieved a perfect score on the 2011 ACT test and she is a 2012 National Merit semifinalist. Her memberships and activities include National Honor Society, the academic team, Student Council, Model UN, Ursuline Academy United, writing tutor, Peers as Leaders, mock trial, Spanish Honor Society, co-editor of the student newspaper. Her awards include: Christian Awareness Scholar, Spanish I Scholar, English II Scholar, World Civilizations History Scholar, AP US History-Junior Scholar, AP Spanish Scholar, Christian Leadership-designated by classmates; first place on the Oesper Chemistry Test, designated a "Chemistry All-Star" by the American Chemical Society for placement on the Oesper test, gold medal on National Spanish Exam levels 3 and 4, Ursuline Academy Merit Scholarship,SusanB.AnthonyandFrederick Douglas Award. In addition, she has been nominated this year for the University of Virginia Jefferson Scholars Award. Outside of the classroom, Reddy and her sisters have been working for the past few years on a project they call "A Stitch Just in Time," wherein they collect sutures from Cincinnati Children's Hospital and private donors to sendtotheMedicitiHospitalinHyderbad, India. She also has been a volunteer in the research department of the Neonatalogy Division at Cincinnati Children's Hospital; and she has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do with the Cincinnati Tae Kwon Do Academy.

Nominate Madeira supporters The Madeira School’s Foundation 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 Thursday, May 17.

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 www.madeiracityschools.org/ docs/citizenaward.pdf and the Distinguished Staff nomination form and criteria at www.madeiracityschools.org/docs/distinguishedstaffaward.pdf, or are available in the board office. Please send nominations by Friday, March 2, to: The Madeira Schools Foundation, 7465 Loannes Drive, Madeira, OH 45243.

Ursuline raffle winner may choose car, cash

Ursuline Academy announces the kickoff of its annual car raffle. The drawing will be April 27, and the winner will choose among three cars that are not a lease offer, but full ownership of the car. The three cars from which the grand prize winner can choose are a Mazda 3, VW Jetta, FIAT 500C, or they may choose the $15,000 cash option. Nine additional $100 prizes also will be awarded. To learn more or purchase a ticket go to www.uaraffle.org.

Tickets are $50 and 2,500 tickets will be sold. For additional information, phone order or a brochure request call Ursuline’s event director Lori Haines at (513) 791-5794 ext. 1218 or email lhaines@ursulineacademy.org All proceeds benefit the educational tradition of Ursuline Academy, allowing us to prepare the young woman for college and beyond by nurturing her soul, intellect, heart and imagination. “Anyone who visits our campus in Blue Ash can quickly see what our amazing young women are learning and becoming. They

are high academic and fine arts achievers, championship athletes and dancers; and they are giving back to their community by serving those in need throughout the school year. Our students are grounded in faith and nourished by a loving community of educators who truly care for each and every student. Ursuline Academy is a truly wonderful place for young women to grow and prepare for college and beyond. This type of fundraiser supports their educational experience at UA,” Haines said.

Ursuline students promote the school's auto raffle, holding sign, junior Courtney Arand of Mason and sophomore Maddie Graumlich of Terrace Park; back, junior Jackie Andrews of Liberty Township and sophomore Emma Meyer of Maineville. THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG


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Indian Hill's Jeannette Jinkinson signs to play soccer at Heidelberg Feb. 1. Left of Jeannette is her mother, Kathy, and father, Howard, is on the right. THANKS TO JILL BRUDER, INDIAN HILL Deer Park's Nick Holt signed to play soccer at Union College Feb. 1 at Deer Park High School. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Eric Lalley, Michael Means, Cody Elias and John Tanner all pose on signing day, Feb. 1 at Moeller. Lalley will play football for Indiana State, Means for Iowa Western, Elias at Johns Hopkins and Tanner at Ohio University

Moeller athletes sign college letters of intent

Indian Hill's Jack Schaub is attending Butler to play football. Pictured with Jack on Feb. 1 from left are Dad Andrew Schaub, sister Lauren, Mom Christine via Skype, and sister Ellie. THANKS TO JILL BRUDER, INDIAN HILL

Signing at Madeira on Feb. 1 were, from left: Griffin Tate, Asbury University baseball; Alyssa Frye, Northern Kentucky University track; Caitlyn McCullough, Purdue soccer; Anthony Moermond, Mount St. Joseph football; Joe Bodnar, Dayton football; and Kyle Williamson, University of Cincinnati football. THANKS TO DIANE NICHOLS Deer Park quarterback Tyler Osborne listens to the proceedings Feb. 1 at signing day with teammate Brandon Reeves in the background. Osborne will play at Wilmington College. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Area schools celebrated National Signing Day Feb. 1, the start of the initial NCAA signing period for football, field hockey, soccer, track and field, cross country and men’s water polo. Besides football, whose signing period ends April 1, the other sports signing periods last until Aug. 1. These photos were either submitted or taken by staff. If you have additional photos, please send them to signingdayphotos @gmail.com. Deer Park football players Alonzo Brown, left, and DeWayne York, right, participates in signing day for the Wildcats Feb. 1. Brown, a WR/LB, is going to Muskingum College, while OL/DL York is going to Pikeville College. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Indian Hill lineman Steve Bell signed to play football at Ball State on Feb. 1. Left of Steve is his father, Doug, and mother, Mary Ann, is to the right. THANKS TO JILL BRUDER, INDIAN HILL

Seven Moeller Crusaders signed letters-of-intent to participate in college athletics on Feb. 1. Raymond Roberts committed to the Northern Kentucky University to play soccer. Roberts is a four-year varsity forward and right wing for the Crusaders. He received the 2011 Crusader Award and earned First-Team All-GCL honors. Roberts has participated in Relay for Life and March for Life in Washington, D.C. Ray is the son of Kenneth and Elitia Roberts. Nick Edwards committed to Ashland University to play baseball. Edwards is a twoyear pitcher and outfielder for the Crusaders and has been a member of the baseball program for four years. Nick has carried academic honors all four years with a 3.88 GPA. Edwards was named Buckeye Scout Top 100 and Perfect Game Top Prospect. Edwards also participated in football for three years and Christmas on Campus at Moeller. Nick is the son of Bill and Kathleen Edwards. Jeff Ludwig will continue his baseball career for coach Jeff Jenkins at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Ludwig is a four-year catcher for the Crusaders. At Moeller, Ludwig served as Mentor Captain, school tour guide, and in Christmas on Campus. Jeff participated in high school fall ball as an All-Star. Academically, Ludwig carries a 4.0 and has maintained first honors all four years. Jeff is the son of Jeff and Susan Ludwig. Michael Means will continue his football career at Iowa Western under the direction of coach Scott Strohmeier. Means was a wide receiver for the Crusaders and will continue that position at Iowa Western. Means was a member of the GCL Championship team and received 2nd Team GCL. Michael is the son of Michael and Nicole Means. Cody Elias will play football for coach Jim Margraff at John Hopkins University. Elias, a co-captain for the Crusaders, played free safety and will

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Jeff Ludwig will play baseball for the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

continue at that position for John Hopkins University. Cody carries academic first honors and a 3.9 GPA. Other activities include Big Brothers, Vocal Ensemble, Track and Field, Christmas on Campus, Canned Food Drive, House Captain, and tutoring. Cody is the son of Tom and Lindy Elias. Eric Lalley has committed to play defensive line for coach Trent Miles at Indiana State University. Lalley, a cocaptain, has played defensive line for the Crusaders and received several honors: Second-Team GCL as a junior, and First Team GCL and Honorable Mention All-Southwest as a senior. Lalley is a four- year member of the 2010 Ohio State champion rugby team and is currently the heavyweight wrestler for the Moeller Crusaders. Lalley maintains a 3.0 GPA. Eric is the son of Jeff and Theresa Lalley of Bridgetown. John Tanner will continue his football career as a Bobcat at Ohio University. Tanner is both a four-year football and baseball player for the Crusaders. John will play tight end for the Bobcats. Tanner, a co-captain, celebrates his foot-

ball career with First-Team GCL, Honorable Mention Southwest Ohio, and first Team All-City honors. He serves as a Mentor Captain and participated in the Christmas on Campus and Recycling programs at Moeller. Tanner maintains a 3.7 GPA. John is the son of Jeff and Karen Tanner of Madeira. Montanez Madaris has committed to play football at Michigan State University. Madaris played wide receiver for the Crusaders and will continue in that career path for Michigan State. Monty celebrates several awards, including The Cincinnati Enquirer Player of the Year, Associated Press Southwest District Division 1 Offensive Player of the Year, and First-Team AllState. Madaris had 56 receptions for 1,137 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also had 280 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the 2011 season. Madaris had 17 scholarship offers throughout the recruiting process. Jim and Sheila Stofko of Montgomery are the guardians for Monty.


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PRESS PREPS HIGHLIGHTS al at Lima Central Catholic.

By Scott Springer sspringer@communitypress.com

» Indian Hill mauled Mariemont Jan. 28, 70-41. Senior Nicole Bell popped in 20 points for the Lady Braves. The Lady Braves beat Deer Park 66-22 Feb. 1. Bell again led with 21 points. » Madeira beat Finneytown 49-40 Jan. 28. Emily Luther led with 15 points. The Amazons topped Taylor Feb. 1, 50-33. Luther and sophomore Olivia Benintendi led with 11 points each. » Mount Notre Dame beat Oakwood 49-37 Jan. 28. Freshman Naomi Davenport led the Cougars with 10 points.

31, 58-57, when junior Andrew Benintendi drove the lane and scored. Benintendi finished with 26 points. Austin Trout led the Braves in the loss with 23. The Benintendi train kept rolling on Feb. 3 when Madeira beat Finneytown 67-60. The junior guard threw in 36 against the Wildcats. » Deer Park tormented Taylor 61-33 in Feb. 3. Senior Shawn McCoy had13 points. » Indian Hill nipped Mariemont 45-44 on Feb. 3. Austin Trout led the Braves with 13 points. » Moeller beat St. Xavier 47-38 on Feb. 3 as senior Jake Cummings led with 17 points.

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» Moeller defeated Lakota East 52-9 and Mason 43-9 on Jan. 28. Connor Ziegler (106), Joey Ward (132), Dakota Sizemore (152), and Wyatt Wilson (160) had pins against Lakota East. Ward (132) and Dean Meyer (145) recorded pins against the Comets. Moeller slapped St. Xavier 55-3 on Feb. 1. Connor Ziegler (106), Dean Meyer (145) and Chalmer Frueauf (220) had pins. On Feb. 3, Moeller beat Elder 52-12 at The Pit. Joey Ward, Matthew Lindsey (138), Dakota Sizemore and Eric Lalley (285) had pins. » Madeira was 33rd at the Thunderbird Invitation-

» Madeira got by Indian Hill in the final seconds Jan.

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» Indian Hill was fourth the Cincinnati Hills

League championship on Jan. 28. Senior Mack Rice won the 200 individual medley and 100 butterfly and was named CHL swimmer of the year for the second consecutive season. » Madeira was second at the CHL meet at Mariemont Jan. 28. Freshman Jack Mantkowski won the 500 freestyle, while his senior brother Max took the 100 backstroke. Madeira also won the 200 medley relay. » Moeller was second in the Greater Catholic League-South at the GCL Championships Feb. 1. Senior Christian Josephson won the100 butterfly, senior Matt Hobler won the 100 freestyle and senior Harry Hamiter won the 100 backstroke. The Crusaders also took the 200 medley and freestyle relay titles.

Girls swimming

» Indian Hill was second at the CHL meet at Mariemont Jan. 28. Senior Hannah Vester won the 200 and 500 freestyle and was named the CHL swimmer of the year for a second time (she also won her sophomore year). Rachel McGoff won the 200 individual medley, while Alexandra Tracy won the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke. The Lady Braves also won the 200 medley relay and 200 freestlye relay. » Madeira was fourth at the CHL meet at Mariemont Jan. 28.

» In the Girls Greater Cincinnati League diving championships Jan. 29, Mount Notre Dame’s MaryKate Mullinger was third. Juliana Privitera was 17th.

Boys bowling

» Deer Park walloped Wyoming 2,334-1,805 on Feb. 2. Ric McCormick led the Wildcats with a 377 series.

Girls bowling

» Deer Park defeated Wyoming 1,873-1,732 on Feb. 2. Freshman Dominique Brenner rolled a 295 series.

Hockey

Diving

» Indian Hill freshman Katherine Arnold was the CHL diving champion at the league meet Jan. 28.

» Moeller blanked Olentangy 6-0 on Feb. 3. Alex Little had four goals for the Crusaders and Calvin Fix had the shutout.

Mantkowskis lead Madeira in CHL meet Max Mantkowski. Less than a year after a serious surgical procedure, he stood proud with a league 100 backstroke title. “He has been extremely impressive,” Feichtner said. “He has scoliosis. He had two rods placed in his spine last summer. He really couldn’t even be in the water ‘til October. He’s just training with us three days a week.” Because of his ailment, the senior Mustang had just started doing flip turns and diving off the block again to start races. Two weeks prior to the CHL meet, Mantkowski was starting races at a disadvantage in the water. “He had to relearn how

By Scott Springer sspringer@communitypress.com

MADEIRA — Madeira swimmers plodded through uncharted water Jan. 28 when they took second in the Cincinnati Hills League boys swimming championships Jan. 28. Megan Feichtner was named CHL coach of the year. However, her comments were all directed toward her swimmers. “Last year we got third and Madeira’s never been as high as runner-up in the league meet,” Feichtner said. “It was a pretty big deal to beat Mariemont. We’ve never beaten them.” Providing inspiration for Madeira was senior

Senior Max Mantkowski, pictured here at the Waynesville Invitational, won the championship at the CHL meet in the 100 backstroke for Madeira. His freshman brother Jack won the 500 freestyle. THANKS TO to do his walls and starts,” Feichtner said. “His backstroke is where it was last year this time. It’s pretty impressive.” In his first varsity CHL meet Jan. 28, Jack Mantkowski won the 500 freestyle. He has the team’s best time in the 200 freestyle and 200 individual medley. Jack and Max Mantkowski teamed with Grant Karda and Stuart Marsh to fin-

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ish second in the league in the 400 freestyle relay. Jack also was on the second-place 200 free relay and finished third in the individual 200 free. Madeira’s other notable Mustangs include senior Kyle Williamson, junior Grant Crawford, junior Marsh and sophomore Karda. Max Mantkowski (backstroke) teamed with Marsh (butterfly), Craw-

ford (breaststroke) and Williamson (freestyle) to win the league 200 medley. “They were all in the top six in everything,” Feichtner said. “We have six very strong boys that are most likely going to compete at the state tournament this year. If Grant Crawford, Grant Karda and Kyle Williamson make state, it’s very impressive as they train just four months out of the year.” The Amazons girls finished fourth at the league meet in Mariemont Jan. 28. Not all bad, considering they lost state qualifier Olivia Wilson to back surgery in December. “She’s out for the season, which really hurts our

relays,” Feichtner said. “She was our butterflier. We’re still looking for two relays to make districts.” Madeira’s best postseason bet for the girls’ squad is junior Jenna Luthman, who was third in the 50 freestyle and fourth in the 100 butterfly. “Jenna has a real chance individually in the 50 freestyle,” Feichtner said. “Allison Dicke is another one who has a shot.” Dicke was fourth in the 100 breaststroke and fifth in the 100 freestyle. Also, junior Emma Shaw was seventh in the 500 free and 10th in the 100 butterfly. The Amazons’ 400 freestyle and 200 medley relay teams were fourth.

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Editor: Dick Maloney, rmaloney@communitypress.com, 248-7134

EDITORIALS | LETTERS | COLUMNS | CH@TROOM

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Keep politics out of parks

The title of the article “Gavin wants to keep park seat,” in the Jan. 18 Suburban Life, should have read “City wants volunteer fired.” My concern has nothing to do with wanting to keep an appointed seat on the park board, nor does it have anything to do with council “breaking the rules” by appointing me to a position or being a council representative to the park board. My address before council was totally misconstrued. For the past five years I have volunteered my time and efforts with the planning and organizing the Days in the Park Festival, which is the annual fundraiser for the park. Per Ohio Law, the park board is a self-governing body, neither the mayor nor city council has the authority to dictate what the board can or cannot do. Having residents wanting to volunteer for the city should be viewed as a good

CH@TROOM Feb. 1 questions Should the Ohio General Assembly revoke the law that allows public employees to retire and then be rehired in their former job, a controversial practice known as “double-dipping”?

No responses.

NEXT QUESTION Should Ohio legislators approve a proposed law making it illegal for drivers to stay in a highway’s left-hand lane unless exiting or passing another vehicle? Why or why not? Every week The Suburban Life asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to suburban@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line.

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thing. Political bias should not cloud ones judgment when a citizen wants to volunteer his or her time and efforts for the good of the city.

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Police levy 1st in 57 years

Amberley Village residents will have the opportunity to vote March 6 on a 10-mill police levy that will partially fund our police department. The last and only time residents voted on a property tax increase was in 1955 when 7 mills were approved for general village expenses. This hasn’t increased in 56 years and there is no current police or fire levy in place for the village. The cost of police and fire service consumes more than 50 percent of the budget and there is no other funding source than the general fund. There is significant erosion of the village’s revenue streams occurring as a result of the state budget which dealt a financial blow to Amberley Village. Eliminating the estate tax will cost the village between $500,000 and $800,000 of revenues per year and decreasing the revenue sharing from the state via the local government fund will reduce revenues by $50,000 per year. This, combined with declining property values resulting in approximately $200,000 less next year,

has the effect of financially ruining village services. The police levy is intended to create a dedicated source of revenue that can only be used by our police department for the expense of police operations and serScot Lahrmer COMMUNITY PRESS vices. The village must GUEST COLUMNIST have an additional funding source other than what we have relied upon since the 1950s to maintain our current level of protection. The 2012 police budget is $2.5 million and 10 mills will generate $1.6 million next year. This is a five-year levy that will expire in 2016. One mill is equivalent to $30.40 per $100,000 market value so for a home valued at $200,000 the 10-mill levy will cost $608 per year. Currently, the owner of a $200,000 property pays $429 in property taxes to Amberley Village. Amberley Village will hold public information meetings

VISIT WITH THE VILLAGE MANAGER Village Manager Scot Lahrmer is hosting “Visit with the Village Manager” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Thursday evening, in council chambers at Village Hall, through March 1 to answer resident questions about the police levy. If you would like to attend, just show up.

for residents to attend and ask questions regarding the levy information: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m. in the Amberley Room at the Jewish Community Center. Presentation by Village Manager Scot Lahrmer Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Amberley Village Hall Community Room. Presentation and tour by Chief Lt. Rich Wallace Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m. in the Amberley Room at the Jewish Community Center. Presentation by Village Manager Scot Lahrmer. Scot Lahrmer is Amberley Village village manager.

Super PACs a corrupting influence on American political process In this presidential election cycle, we are experiencing, for the first time, the influence of Super PACs. They can raise as much money as they want. They can spend as much money as they want Super PACs exist because of Citizens United, the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 ruling against limits on spending by independent political action committees. The court said that as long as these committees were independent and didn't give money to candidates, they had no limit at all on what they could spend based on the principle of free speech. Candidates are allowed to fund raise for these supposedly wholly independent committees. Close aides, fundraisers, and relatives of the candidates run the Super PACs. The court did not anticipate the extent to

which PAC spending is closely tied to the candidates. U.S. Sen. John McCain blasted the Supreme Court's Citizen United decision which has given rise to the Super PACs and allows corporations to funnel as much money as they'd like Richard into our elecSchwab COMMUNITY PRESS tions. Sen. McCain (who GUEST COLUMNIST has been a long time advocate for campaign finance reform) said the court's ruling was, "one of the worst decisions I have ever seen." He went on to say, "I predict to you that there will be huge scandals associated with this huge flood of money." Restore Our Future, a Super PAC supporting former Mas-

sachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; Make Us Greater Again, a Super PAC supporting Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and Winning Our Future, a Super Pac supporting former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, have already spent millions on predominantly negative attack adds and have had a significant impact on the Republican presidential nomination process. A Super PAC has been established to support President Barack Obama's re-election. In addition, there are dozens upon dozens of Super PACs that will be supporting or attacking congressional candidates. This presidential election year will be a corrosive year because of the toxic influence of Super PACs. People are going to be offended on all sides - conservatives, moderates, and liberals to see how these PACs taint and change America's electoral process.

The Supreme Court was wrong in thinking you could have independent spending that was going to be totally independent of candidates. If it's wholly independent, it can't be corrupting. Problem is when someone gives $5 million to Winning Our Future, Newt Gingrich knows exactly who it is. The Supreme Court's narrow decision, where they voted 5-4 to say corporations are people and money is speech, needs to be reversed or scaled back. Money is not speech; money can stifle speech. Corporations are important, but they're not people. Richard O. Schwab was formerly associate head of school, and middle school head, Cincinnati Country Day School. He is currently neighborhood team leader, Glendale Organizing For America Community Team (www.gofact.blogspot.com)

Mayor Nutter’s mission vitally important Following the tragic murder of three Philadelphia boys last month, Mayor Michael A. Nutter urged a restoration of social order and responsible parenting. “Seven young people, somewhere between 14 and 16 years old, on a Tuesday night, a school night, are out in a car going somewhere to have a fight with some other teenager. That is completely insane, it is irresponsible. Parents have to know where their children are and what they are doing,” the mayor said. Though Nutter directed his words to Philadelphians, his message applies to the nation and especially President Obama. American out-of-wedlock births recently hit a record high of 40 percent, an unsustainable rate

for any healthy community. Yet the president ignores family policy as a corrective for addressing the country’s widening social gap, despite quipping in 2008: “We need fathers to recognize that responsibility doesn’t end at conception.” Michael Nutter became Trevor Shunk th COMMUNITY PRESS the 98 mayor of Philadelphia GUEST COLUMNIST on Jan. 7, 2008 – the third African-American mayor in the city’s history. A native of West Philadelphia, graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School

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of Business, and 14-year Philadelphia City Council member, the new mayor took office amidst a storm of old problems Since Mayor Nutter’s inauguration, Philadelphia has seen the first population increase in 60 years. Graduation rates are up; homicides down. Philadelphia still has a ways to go toward improving its quality of life, but the city is moving in the right direction. In November 2011, Philadelphians rallied behind their stalwart mayor, and Nutter won re-election with 75 percent of the ballots cast. On Aug. 7, at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in West Philadelphia, the mayor delivered a stinging indictment of teen crime in response to recent attacks in Center City.He did not

stop with rebuking flash mobs. Instead, he called out parents for failing to discipline their children. He called out absent fathers for neglecting to provide moral instruction. He called out young African-Americans for scraggly attire, rude manners, and slovenly speech. The mayor’s straight talk met resounding applause and standing ovations from parishioners. Mayor Nutter’s rhetoric unites the two-parent family structure with a flourishing political community. The explicit message to Philadelphia: cracking down on crime demands adult responsibility in the lives of children. The city of brotherly love demands tough love. The implicit message to America and President Obama: restoring

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the social fabric of the nation must take center stage. To avoid decline, the country must restore its values. Booker T. Washington, the African-American educator and political leader of the late 19th and 20th centuries, wrote: “Character, not circumstances, makes the man.” Carrying the torch of Washington, Mayor Nutter become Philadelphia’s teacher. President Obama and the nation would do well to become his pupils. Trevor Shunk, a native of Loveland, is studying for the PhD in political philosophy and American government at Claremont Graduate University in California. He is the speechwriter for a Republican Assemblyman in the California Legislature.

Suburban Life Editor Dick Maloney rmaloney@communitypress.com, 248-7134 Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday See page A2 for additional contact information.


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Frontier spirit Fourth-graders from Indian Hill Elementary School recently took a trip back in time. The students visited Livingston Lodge in Indian Hill as part of their annual Pioneer Days experience. The event, which is in conjunction with a classroom study of frontier life, includes a variety of activities such as weaving baskets, creating corn husk dolls and designing a candle holder made of wood. Photos by Forrest Sellers/The Community Press

Fourth-graders Ellie Podojil, left, and Anna Mayeux, both of Kenwood, and Nick Gillan, of Indian Hill, dip candle wicks into wax.

Master spinner Pat Maley, right, of Delhi Township, shows fourth-graders Luke Zins and Matthew Briedis, both of Kenwood, how to operate a loom.

Musician and storyteller Russ Childers, right, of Batavia, guides fourth-grader Maddie Miller, of Indian Hill, in how to play a dulcimer. Fourth-grader Jackson Mukai, of Kenwood, prepares to use a rock and nail to punch holes in a piece of tin. The hole punch design on the tin will be used to decorate a candle holder.

Fourth-graders Elise Lambert, left, and Elizabeth Saba, both of Indian Hill, create their own corn husk dolls.

Fourth-graders Caleb Tan, of Kenwood, and Josh Young, of Indian Hill, find it takes a steady hand to make a candle.

Fourth-graders Olivia Sheldon, left, of Indian Hill, and Anne Whaley, of Kenwood, master the finer points of basket weaving.

Parent volunteer Christina Lambert, right, of Indian Hill, helps fourth-grader Maddie Antenucci, of Kenwood, choose a fabric design for a quilt.

Fourth-grader Sophia Kapteyn, left, of Kenwood, and parent volunteer Kadi Anderson, of Indian Hill, create the base for a basket made of reeds.


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, FEB. 9

On Stage - Comedy

Art Exhibits

Chris Porter, 8 p.m. $10, $5 college and military night. Ages 18 and up., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Special engagement; no coupons or passes accepted. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

Art at Twin Lakes by Queen City Art Club, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road, Opening reception is free and refreshments will be served. Free. Presented by Queen City Art Club. 895-1383; www.queencityartclub.org. Montgomery. For Arts’ Sake, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Eclectic display of paintings, photos, sculptures and mobiles by the 5300 Group, a local collection of artistic spirits who work in various media. Sculpture by Deborah Davidson, Bill Feinberg, Sue Kemp and Barbara Patterson; paintings by Carolyn Bjornson; photography by Virginia Cox; fiber art by Leslie Alexandria; and mobiles by Karen Feinberg. Free. Through Feb. 19. 272-7200; www.womansartclub.com. Mariemont.

Films Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. "La Rafle,” Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Award-winning international films. Festival pass: $75. Single films: $10, $8 members. Through Feb. 16. 722-7226; www.jointhej.org/filmfestival. Amberley Village.

Holiday - Valentine’s Day Girl’s Night Out, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., Little Red Gift Shop, 7925 Remington Road, Book signing with Cheri Brinkman, wine, snacks, chocolates, shopping, discounts, raffle and prizes. Free. 891-5111. Montgomery.

Lectures Life Before, During and After the Holocaust, 11 a.m.-noon Weekly through Feb. 23., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road, Discuss life before, during and after the Holocaust. Jewish refugee from Germany speaks about his experiences growing up in Nazi Germany, concentration camp survivor speaks about his experiences during the Holocaust and a member of the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education presents on “Lives After†the challenges and triumphs of the survivors of the Holocaust who rebuilt their lives in Cincinnati. Family friendly. $15. Reservations recommended. Presented by The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. 247-1330. Montgomery.

Literary - Crafts Chocolate Roses, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road, Teens make chocolate rose for valentine. Ages 12-18. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4476. Loveland.

Music - Blues Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; www.mamavitas.com. Loveland.

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Schools Little Sprouts Preschool and Kindergarten Open House Tours, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Leaves of Learning, 7131 Plainfield Road, Learn about newest Montessori preschool and kindergarten. Tour facility and meet teachers. See how children get exposure to wide range of materials and activities in science, geography, math, language, art, music and practical life. Free. Reservations required. Through Feb. 17. 697-9021; www.littlesprouts.org. Deer Park. Academic Fair, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Road, Parents and students learn more about what Sycamore offers students. Highlights course offerings, changes in 9-12 curriculum, credit flexibility opportunities and exhibits on extracurricular opportunities. Teachers, administrators and counselors available to answer questions and provide tours of building. Free. 686-1770; www.sycamoreschools.org. Montgomery.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc.. 800-0164. Montgomery.

FRIDAY, FEB. 10 Art Exhibits Art at Twin Lakes by Queen City Art Club, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Free. 895-1383; www.queencityartclub.org. Montgomery.

Benefits A Russian Winter’s Night, 6 p.m.-11 p.m., Peterloon Estate, 8605 Hopewell Road, Gourmet Russian dinner, music by St. Nicholas Balalaika Orchestra, vodka tasting and live auction. Benefits campaign to build new church and Russian American Cultural Center in Loveland. $1,000 table, $300 couple, $200 single. Registration required. Presented by St. George Russian Orthodox Church. 831-0737; www.stgeorgeroc.org. Indian Hill.

Dining Events Opera, Wine and Dine, 6:30 p.m. Performance at 7 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Cincinnati Opera performs selections from "Porgy and Bess." Followed by low country dinner paired with specially selected wines. $60. 793-2787; www.green-acres.org. Indian Hill.

Drink Tastings Grand Wine Tasting, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Valentine’s Day theme. $25., Kroger Harper’s Point, 11390 Montgomery Road, Reservations required. Presented by Kroger Co.. valerie.rink@stores.kroger.com. Symmes Township.

Music - Jazz April Aloisio, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Dilly Cafe, 6818 Wooster Pike, 561-5233. Mariemont.

On Stage - Comedy Chris Porter, 8 p.m. $16. Ages 18 and up., 10:30 p.m. $16. Ages 18 and up., Go Bananas, 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

Schools Little Sprouts Preschool and Kindergarten Open House Tours, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Leaves of Learning, Free. Reservations required. 697-9021; www.littlesprouts.org. Deer Park.

SATURDAY, FEB. 11 Art & Craft Classes Caffeine and Crafts, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Caffeine Dreams, 123 Railroad Ave., Bring your current project and work on it while drinking coffee and socializing. Free. 289-9713. Loveland.

Clubs & Organizations Luncheon, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Music by the Cincinnati Sound., RSVP at Wards Corner, 453 Wards Corner Road, Business and professional women’s sorority. Benefits the Go Red for Women "Open Your Heart" campaign. $25. Reservations due by Jan. 31. Presented by Beta Sigma Phi, Cincinnati. 771-7209. Loveland.

Dining Events Spaghetti Dinner, 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Trinity Community Church, 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Fellowship Hall. Spaghetti and meatballs with homemade sauce, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. $8, $3 children. 791-7631. Deer Park.

Education Writing Across the Enneagram: A Spiritual Workshop & Retreat, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Enneagram: system of understanding personality and relationships. Join Enneagram teacher Leslie Hershberger and creative writing teacher Pauletta Hansel pair Enneagram exploration and creative writing for greater self awareness. $75. Reservations required. 683-2340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

Films Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. "Naomi.", Mayerson JCC, Festival pass: $75. Single films: $10, $8 members. 722-7226; www.jointhej.org/ filmfestival. Amberley Village.

Music - Benefits A Touch of Class, 7:15 p.m. Music by Voices in Praise, Youth Voices in Praise, Joyful Noise, Epiphany Children’s Choir and Epiphany Children’s Handbell Choir. Special performance by various friends from the University Of Cincinnati CollegeConservatory of Music., Epiphany United Methodist Church, 6635 Loveland Miamiville Road, Benefits Voices in Praise participation in the 2012 World Choir Games. free, donation requested. 677-9866. Loveland.

Music - R&B Basic Truth, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., McLevy’s Pub, 8512 Market Place Lane, Ages 21 and up. Free. 793-1980; basictruth.webs.com. Montgomery. Metro City All Stars, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Free. 247-9933; deshas.com/cincinnati. Montgomery.

Bring a current project and work on it while drinking coffee and socializing at the Caffeine and Crafts event at Caffeine Dreams, 123 Raliroad Ave., Loveland.Call 289-9713 for information. CHUCK GIBSON/CONTRIBUTOR

On Stage - Comedy Chris Porter, 8 p.m. $16. Ages 21 and up., 10:30 p.m. $16. Ages 21 and up., Go Bananas, 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com.

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Recreation Tween Scene, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Planned by and for tweens. Evening of food and activities in pool, gym and game room. Grades 6-8. $27, $20 members. Registration required. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org. Amberley Village. Hang at the J, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Games, swimming, crafts, movie, special activities and childfriendly dinner. Bring swimsuit and towel. Grades K-5. $27, $20 members. Registration required. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org. Amberley Village. Y WEEK Open House, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive, Cycle-A-Thon. Free. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 791-5000; www.myy.org. Blue Ash.

Seminars 2nd Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women, 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Merrill Lynch, 5151 Pfeiffer Road, Suite 100, Workshop provides information and resources for women at all stages of divorce...before, during and after. Presented by attorneys, financial professionals and family therapists. Presenters include: Karen Levy; Beth Silverman; Sherri Slovin; Mary Ellen Malas; Kyra Raimey; Erinn McKee Hannigan; Marie Hill; Susan Steinberg; Fran Hendrick. Free. Presented by 2nd Saturday Cincinnati. 833-1518. Blue Ash.

SUNDAY, FEB. 12 Art Exhibits For Arts’ Sake, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-7200; www.womansartclub.com. Mariemont.

Art Openings For Arts’ Sake, 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Eclectic display of paintings, photos, sculptures and mobiles by the 5300 Group, a local collection of artistic spirits who work in various media. Sculpture by Deborah Davidson, Bill Feinberg, Sue Kemp and Barbara Patterson; paintings by Carolyn Bjornson; photography by Virginia Cox; fiber art by Leslie Alexandria; and mobiles by Karen Feinberg. Exhibit continues through Feb. 19. Free. 272-3700; www.womansartclub.com. Mariemont.

Films Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 2 p.m.-4 p.m. "Melting Away.", Mayerson JCC, Festival pass: $75. Single films: $10, $8 members. 722-7226; www.jointhej.org/filmfestival. Amberley Village.

Music - Benefits Autism Rocks 3, 1 p.m. Music by Cincinnati Sinners, Prizoner, Sonny Moorman and 13:30. Band line up subject to change., Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive, Silent auction and raffle by Chrome Divas. Benefits Cincinnati Center for Autism Scholarship Fund. $20, $10 ages 12 and under. Presented by Cincinnati Center for Autism. 774-9697; www.rockinforautism.com. Symmes Township.

Music - Classical Valentine’s Concert, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 10345 Montgomery Road, Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra’s version of From the Top with Young Artist Competition winners: Anne Richardson, cello, and pianists Kevin Bao, Caroline Gao and Lucy Hattemer playing Mozart, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Saint Saens and Tchaikovsky. Free. Presented by Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. 549-2197; www.bamso.org. Montgomery.

On Stage - Comedy Chris Porter, 8 p.m. $10, $5 bar and restaurant employee appre-

ciation night. Ages 18 and up., Go Bananas, 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

MONDAY, FEB. 13 Art & Craft Classes Precious Metal Clay Demonstration, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Artist Trish Jeffers-Zeh demonstrates art of precious metal clay. She will use metal clays to make precious metal jewelry. Free. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Lapidary and Faceting Society. 575-1990. Symmes Township.

Art Exhibits Art at Twin Lakes by Queen City Art Club, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Free. 895-1383; www.queencityartclub.org. Montgomery.

Clubs & Organizations Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. Through June 25. 351-5005; cincinnati.toastmastersclubs.org. Madeira.

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Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-7200; www.womansartclub.com. Mariemont.

Business Seminars Closed Loop Marketing: Integration of Sales and Marketing, 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m., Towers of Kenwood, 8044 Montgomery Road, Closed loop marketing is the process that allows you to perform an indepth analysis of the success of your campaigns, connect lead generation to the final sales outcome and accurately calculate the ROI of your marketing campaigns. It helps you determine which programs work and what channels are successful. Free. Registration required. Presented by InfoTrust, LLC. 373-4216; www.infotrustllc.com. Kenwood.

Education How to Lower Your Property Taxes, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road, Learn why property taxes are so high and what can be done. How to successfully challenge the value established by county auditor. Also, how property taxes and values are calculated and who may file and appeal. Presented by Empower U Ohio. Free. Presented by Empower U Ohio. 369-6001; www.empoweruohio.org. Symmes Township.

Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. "The Debt.", Mayerson JCC, Festival pass: $75. Single films: $10, $8 members. 722-7226; www.jointhej.org/ filmfestival. Amberley Village.

Hearing Solutions Open House, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hearing Solutions Blue Ash, Free. 2481944. Blue Ash.

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On Stage - Comedy

Hearing Solutions Open House, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hearing Solutions Blue Ash, 9741 Kenwood Road, Free hearing screening and evaluation. Demonstrations of new invisible hearing aid with Chris Chimielewski, hearing expert. For seniors. Free. Presented by Hearing Solutions by Ellis-Scott & Associates. 248-1944. Blue Ash.

Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Aspiring comics, amateurs and professionals take the stage. Ages 18 and up. $5. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

TUESDAY, FEB. 14 Art Exhibits Art at Twin Lakes by Queen City Art Club, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Free. 895-1383; www.queencityartclub.org. Montgomery. For Arts’ Sake, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-7200; www.womansartclub.com. Mariemont.

Clubs & Organizations Tri State County Animal Response Team Volunteer Meeting and Training, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Best Friends Pet Care, 11216 Gideon Lane, Screening of "The Elephant in the Living Room," a documentary focusing on exotic animal ownership and its surrounding issues in Ohio. Discussion following screening. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Tri State County Animal Response Team. Through April 10. 702-8373; www.tristatecart.com. Sycamore Township.

Health / Wellness

Schools Little Sprouts Preschool and Kindergarten Open House Tours, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Leaves of Learning, Free. Reservations required. 697-9021; www.littlesprouts.org. Deer Park.

THURSDAY, FEB. 16 Art Exhibits Art at Twin Lakes by Queen City Art Club, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Free. 895-1383; www.queencityartclub.org. Montgomery. For Arts’ Sake, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, Free. 272-7200; www.womansartclub.com. Mariemont.

Auctions Quarter Auction, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Sharonville, 11900 Conrey Road, Auction with chances costing a quarter. Variety of prizesr. Benefits Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue. Free. Presented by Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue. 489-7394; www.shelteredpaws.com. Sharonville.

Films

Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. "La Rafle.", Mayerson JCC, Festival pass: $75. Single films: $10, $8 members. 722-7226; www.jointhej.org/ filmfestival. Amberley Village.

Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Closing Night: "Nicky’s Family" and "Three Promises" (short)., Mayerson JCC, Festival pass: $75. Single films: $10, $8 members. 7227226; www.jointhej.org/filmfestival. Amberley Village.

Health / Wellness

Home & Garden

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Jewish Hospital, 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Fifteenminute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300. Kenwood. Hearing Solutions Open House, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Hearing Solutions Blue Ash, Free. 2481944. Blue Ash.

Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths Seminar, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, 7770 E. Kemper Road, Project consultants and designers discuss trends in kitchen and bath design. Light fare provided. Free. Presented by Neal’s Design Remodel. 489-7700; www.neals.com. Sharonville.

Films

Schools Little Sprouts Preschool and Kindergarten Open House Tours, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Leaves of Learning, Free. Reservations required. 697-9021; www.littlesprouts.org. Deer Park.

Music - Blues Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 697-9705; www.mamavitas.com. Loveland.

On Stage - Comedy

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15

Jon Dore, 8 p.m. $8, $4 college and military night. Ages 18 and up., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

Art Exhibits

Schools

Art at Twin Lakes by Queen City Art Club, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Free. 895-1383; www.queencityartclub.org. Montgomery. For Arts’ Sake, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.,

Little Sprouts Preschool and Kindergarten Open House Tours, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Leaves of Learning, Free. Reservations required. 697-9021; www.littlesprouts.org. Deer Park.


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Special meal, treat for Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day brings back memories of my first real box of candy. My boyfriend, Jim, came with two velvet heart-shaped boxes of Brach’s candy from the corner drug store. One was for me and the other for my mom. Pretty cool. I learned a valuable lesson: Rita Valentine’s Heikenfeld Day isn’t RITA’S KITCHEN just for sweethearts!

Scott Bien’s Valentine’s Day city chicken and special smashed potatoes I enjoy meeting young people who are cooking simply for the love of it. Scott Bien, a West-side reader, does just that. As Scott told me: “While my education is in law, my passion lies in cooking.” I asked Scott to create an easy, but elegant, Valentine’s dinner. Scott’s philosophy is if you love the person you are cooking for and love what you are doing, you are already half way to a delicious Valentine’s Day dish. (He also shared a fabulous recipe for a mango chicken curry on my blog, Cooking with Rita, on Cincinnati.com).

City chicken/pork

Made from pork loin. The story goes that it was created years ago since pork was cheaper than chicken (Cincinnati being Porkopolis and all). The skewered meat is supposed to resemble a chicken leg. Scott gets his made at Humbert’s Meats on Winton Road. Humbert’s puts five one-inch cubes of pork on each skewer. Scott buys six skewers of pork and here’s how he makes them: Roll each in flour seasoned to taste with salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper and curry powder. Sauté in extra-virgin olive oil until all sides are golden but not cooked through. Wrap each with raw bacon and bake at 350 until bacon is crispy. Scott’s took about 60 minutes. I would check after 30 minutes because ovens vary.

Smashed potatoes

Chill icing slightly before filling pastry bag and frosting cupcakes. Cover and store in refrigerator.

3 lbs. red (new) potatoes, quartered, boiled and kept warm ½ pound bacon, fried and crumbled (save some for garnish) ½ medium yellow onion, diced 4 green onions, sliced (save some for garnish) 8 oz. sour cream 8 oz. chive and onion cream cheese 6 tablespoons butter 1½ cups sharp cheddar cheese

Drain potatoes. Add everything and smash. Season to taste with salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper, garlic powder and curry powder.

Cakery Bakery’s filled strawberry cream cheese cupcakes I met Susan Smith of Cakery Bakery at, of all places, my eye doctor’s office. Susan and best friend Danielle Forrester have a specialty pastry and cake business. (Check out their interesting journey on my blog). Susan’s mom made fancy aprons by hand for the girls. Susan and Danielle are sure to be successful since they bring glitz and a homespun touch to their unique creations. Check them out at cakerybakeryboutique@gmail.com or by calling Danielle at 513-2597756. Cake Makes 24 very moist cupcakes. 2 sticks slightly softened unsalted butter 2 cups sugar 8 oz. softened cream cheese 3 cups sifted cake flour 3 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 5 egg whites 1 cup of milk 2½ teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. In mixer, cream butter until smooth. Gradually add sugar and beat until light

Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

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concerned because she found a large gash in her china cabinet even before the move was completed. “I don’t know how it happened. I think it was when they were taking the top part off the china cabinet and somehow they damaged it. It’s a fairly large chip,” Harmeyer says. The contract with the moving company says, “We are fully insured at no additional charge.” So she called the company owner. “I said, ‘What are you going to do?’ He said, ‘Don’t worry we’ll take care of it. We’ll have our furniture repair person fix it, but we’ll do all of that once we unload the truck and see if there’s anything else that’s damaged – and then we’ll go from there.’” When everything was unloaded she found scratches on a wood table and got a repair estimate

of $600 to fix the two big items. She submitted the estimate and says she was shocked at the check she received from the movers insurance company. It wasn’t for $600, but for just $84. The owner of the moving company tells me he too was surprised by that small check. He says he has full replacement value insurance to cover anything that’s damaged. He’s sending Harmeyer his own check for more than $500 to cover the rest of the repairs. This should be a lesson for everyone preparing to move. You should thoroughly review the moving company’s terms for insurance coverage prior to signing a contract. There are three levels of insurance you can get. The first is minimal reimbursement, which gives you 60 cents per pound for

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Learn about Jewish treasures at Coffee Talk

KENWOOD — Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah will present its next Coffee Talk/Decaf Café program, "Echoes of Our Jewish Hearts" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. Guest speaker Sarah Weiss, executive director of CHHE, will talk about Cincinnati Jewish treasures and how they came to our city. Included will be a tour of the "Mapping Our Tears" exhibit. Refreshments will be served. Sarah L. Weiss, a granddaughter of Holocaust sur-

vivors, joined the staff of CHHE in 2004, holding a number of different roles before beWeiss coming executive director. Throughout her tenure, she has worked to formulate lasting partnerships with other organizations and educational facilities. She holds a bachelor of business administration from the University of Cincinnati and is a graduate of the Teaching the Holocaust

and Anti-Semitism course at Yad Vashem International School for Holocaust Studies. In 2007, she was a recipient of the Public Allies Changemaker award and led 30 local high school students on an educational journey to Poland and Israel as part of a collaborative venture between CHHE and the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati. Recently she became a Lerner Fellow through an advanced course sponsored by the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous at Columbia University. She was elected recent-

ly to the Ohio Holocaust Council and is a Commissioner for the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission. Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer women's organization whose members are motivated and inspired to strengthen their partnership with Israel, ensure Jewish continuity, and realize their potential as a dynamic force in American

society. Coffee Talk/Decaf Cafe is a program of Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah that meets the 2nd Monday of every month, usually in a member's home, to discuss some topic of Jewish interest. Day and evening times are rotated to accommodate as many people as possible. Tobe Snow is Coffee Talk chair and vice president of programming for Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah.

Next month's Coffee Talk will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 12. The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education is located on the campus of Rockwern Academy, 8401 Montgomery Road. There is a $5 per person admission charge at the door, payable to the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. Call 821-6157 for more information and to make a reservation.

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SYCAMORE SENIOR CENTER EVENTS Valentine’s luncheon

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a luncheon at the Sycamore Senior Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14. Lunch includes baked potato soup in a bread bowl, honey ham and cheese croissant, a glass of chocolate wine, strawberries hand-dipped in chocolate, chocolate iced eclairs and chocolate hearts. Harpist Nancy Bick Clark will entertain with a concert of folk songs, carols and dances from all over the world. Tickets are $9 each and must be purchased before Feb. 9.

Free tax assistance

The Sycamore Senior Center will have the free AARP Tax-Aide program at the center to help members with tax filing from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday in February and March. Call the senior center at 984-1234 to make an appointment.’ Members are asked to complete and interview and quality review form

to expedite the process. These forms can be picked up at the front desk in advance or at least 15 minutes before an appointment.

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Leap on the bus on Leap Day, Wednesday, Feb. 29, with the Sycamore Senior Center. Cost is $35 for members, and $42 for guests and includes a buffet coucher, round trip motor coach transportation and bus driver’s gratuity. Call Kathy Timm at 686-1010 for reservations. Bus departs sharply at 9 a.m., and will return at about 5 p.m.

to 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 686-1010 for more information. » Zumba Gold classes are 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Cost is $5 per session. Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations that allow participants to dance and get exercise. It is based on the principle that workouts should be fun and easy to do. Sign up at the front desk or call 984-1234.

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Sycamore Senior Center has several exercise classes. » Exercise for Boomers is set to the music of the 1960s and 1970s under the direction of Patti Cooper. Tone up and energize with aerobics, hand weights and stretching all to the tune of favorite classic songs. Cost is $5 per class. Classes are are 4:45 p.m.

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JCC offers many programs Where can you and your family learn and enjoy all the many facets of Jewish culture? At the Mayerson JCC, of course! The J offers several opportunities all yearround for you and your children to engage in Jewish life, learning, and entertainment. The JCC is at 8485 Ridge Road, across from Ronald Reagan highway. The fast pace of modern life presents challenges for today’s families, but you can learn how to balance competing needs of family, work and community in

“Modern Living, Maintaining Balance,” a Florence Melton Adult Mini-School course. This four-week course for young adults ages 45 and younger will be taught by Rabbi Steve Greenberg Thursdays from 7 p.m.to 8:15 p.m., Feb. 2-Feb. 23. “Modern Living, Maintaining Balance” is a partnership between Mayerson JCC and the Jewish Federation's Young Adult Division and University of Cincinnati’s Hillel. Discover Jewish wisdom that helps balance the needs and demands of modern life.

BRIEFLY Calling All Forest-Aires

The Forest-Aires women’s chorus invites former members to celebrate five decades of song at a 50th

anniversary luncheon March 3. If you have ever sung with the Forest-Aires and would like to be part of this fun event, please call Linda at 513-528-6233 by Feb. 24.

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Madeira Woman’s Club talks horticulture Feb. 14 Horticultural therapy will be the program topic at the Madeira Woman's Club meeting Tuesday, Feb. 14. The meeting will be held at the Madeira Municipal Building in the Com-

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Jewish teens to reunite with peers at National Shabbaton After a not-so-typical Super Bowl weekend last year filled with spirited Shabbos meals, meeting friends from around the country, touring the Big Apple, and traditional Jewish attractions, Wisconsinite Julius Zimmerman spoke at last year’s CTeen Shabbaton

banquet about how glad he and his peers were for choosing to come to the shabbaton instead of watching the anticipated Super Bowl game featuring the Packers, their home team. Cincinnati will be joining teens from more than 40 cities at the Shabbaton

which attracts teens from all over North America and even a group from Europe. This year, the tables have turned, and instead of having to choose one event over the other, the Super Bowl and the Packers are coming to the CTeen National Shabbaton Feb. 10-12.

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CTeen, which has more than 85 chapters, is a social club where teens learn about themselves and their heritage through giving to others and participating in interactive, hands-on activities, according to the organization’s website. The National Shabbaton is a reunion of the Jewish teens in CTeen. Jewish Super Bowl Champ Alan Vinegrad, now known as Shlomo, will be the guest speaker at the national event. Formerly of the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys, Vinegrad has wowed and inspired crowds with his journey from Super Bowl to Super Jew. For Rabbi Berel Cohen and his teens at the Chabad Jewish Center, the buildup to the Shabbaton and the impact it leaves energize the youth group for the whole year. Visit nyshabbaton.com or facebook.com/jewishteens for more information about the CTeen Shabbaton. To reserve a space on the group bus, contact Rabbi Berel Cohen at rabbicohen@chabadba.com, or 7935200 ext. 3.

RELIGION 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.

Connections Christian Church

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

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The church is hosting Scrapbooking and More Crafts, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every third Monday. Free child care is provided. Those interested in attending must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. All paper projects are welcomed including, but not limited to, scrapbooking, stamping, card-making and photo-frame keepsakes. Crafters should bring their own photos, albums and specialty items. Most other tools and supplies will be provided. There is no charge for use of supplies.

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Weekly watercolor classes for beginners are being offered on Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $8 per session at the church. Call Mary Lou DeMar for information at 8915946. The church offers adult bible study at 9 a.m. on Sunday, a teen Sunday school class and a pre-kindergarten program during worship service from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sundays. A buffet luncheon follows. Join us for an inspirational time of worship and fellowship. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 8919768.

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

Join the church as it continues the series “ We Believe in and Value” Feb. 12 with Rev. Dick Coldwell preaching the sermon, “Giving God our Best.” St. Paul Church services are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for traditional worship and 9:30 a.m. for contemporary worship with Praise Band. Sun-

day School is 9:30 a.m. for all ages and 11 a.m. is children’s mission hour. Nursery care is provided for all services. Small group prayer and share meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the chapel to discuss the upcoming Sunday morning scripture. The church gathers from 6:30-7:30 p.m. each Wednesday for Wonderful Wednesdays with something for the entire family. Please join us. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181; www.stpaulcommunityumc.org.

S SonRise Community Church

Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. Dress is casual. The church is located at 8136 Wooster Pike, Columbia Township.

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. every Sunday. The church is hosting Ladies WOW Study Group (Women on Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891, www.sycamorechristianchurch.

Trinity Community Church

The church has a free community dinner on the last Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. All are welcome. Call the church for information. Trinity is having a spaghetti dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11. Spaghetti and meatballs will be served with homemade sauce, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Cost is $8 for adults, and $3 for children. Call the church office for reservations and information. Trinity Together Time is from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., the first and third Tuesday of each month. Enjoy fun, interactive activities for children infants to 5 years old and their parents/ caregivers. The program is free. The church is at 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Deer Park; 791-7631; www.trinitycincinnati.org.

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POLICE REPORTS ABOUT POLICE REPORTS Police reports are gathered from reports on file with local police departments. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. Juveniles, those 17 and younger, are listed by age and gender. To contact your local police department: » Columbia Township: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Simon L. Leis, sheriff; Sgt. Peter Enderle. Call 683-3444 » Deer Park: Michael Schlie, chief. Call 791-8056 » Madeira: Frank Maupin, chief. Call 272-4214 » Sycamore Township, Lt. Dan Reid, 792-7254

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Darwin Weaver, 61, 6914 Montgomery Road, resisting arrest at 6920 Montgomery Road, Jan. 17. Daniel Young, 46, 4434 Lafayette Drive, theft at 3400 Highland Ave., Jan. 15. Dustin Service, 25, 4419 Greenlee, theft at 3400 Highland Ave., Jan. 16. Amber Benny, 24, 3756 Reading Road, theft at 3240 Highland Ave., Jan. 15.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Rims valued at $1,200 removed at 3251 Highland Ave., Jan. 18. Business entered and removed currency from juke box at 7605 Wooster Road, Jan. 13. Criminal damaging Reported at 5634 View Pointe Drive, Jan. 16. Discharge firearm upon public road Reported at Red Bank Road exit, Jan. 15. Forgery

driver’s side mirror off a vehicle at 4305 Orchard Lane, Jan. 28. Inducing panic At 7912 Blue Ash Road, Feb. 1. Menacing At 7811 Lake Ave., Feb. 1.

MADEIRA Arrests/citations

Reported at 5387 Ridge, Dec. 12. Theft Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 4004 Blaney Ave., Jan. 18.

Jeffrey A. Shaul, 21, 8825 Apple Knoll, drug paraphernalia, drug possession, Jan. 5. Alexander Weaver, 24, 9966 Somerset Drive, drug abuse, Jan. 15. Joseph R. Utter, 23, 9882 Jane Court, open container, Jan. 15. Stephanie C. Rosenbeerger, 66, 6592 Madeira Hills Drive, leaving scene, driving under influence, Jan. 13. Juvenile, 17, domestic violence, Jan. 15.

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Arrests/citations Juvenile, 17, drug abuse at 7640 Plainfield Road, Feb. 1. Juvenile, 15, drug abuse at 7640 Plainfield Road, Feb. 1. Nathan D. Schuler, 21, 8319 Beech Ave., carry concealed weapon, warrant-other department at 7640 Plainfield Road, Feb. 1. Franklin Oglesby, 27, 5437 Bettman Drive, theft at 3950 Webster Ave., Jan. 27.

Incidents/investigations Burglary A woman said someone took a Toshiba laptop, value $300, and damaged a Philips television, value $300 at 4137 E. Galbraith Road, Feb. 1. Carry concealed weapon At 7640 Plainfield Road, Feb. 1. Criminal damaging A man said someone broke the

Caleb Whticomb-Dixon, 18, 8876 Monte Drive, possession of marijuana at 10291 Montgomery Road, Jan. 14. Jessica Nicole Gordon, 18, 9042 Winthrop Drive, possession of marijuana at 10791 Montgomery Road, Jan. 14. William Bundy, 17, 8725 Tiburon Drive, drug paraphernalia, drug possession at N 71, Jan. 16.

Juvenile male, 17, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Jan. 11. Joseph Kist, 43, 8717 Harper’s Point, theft at 7799 Montgomery Road, Jan. 17. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Jan. 16.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging Vehicle damaged at 8688 Donna

Domestic violence At Greenbriar Lane, Jan. 15. At Shawnee Run Road, Jan. 16. Theft Complainant stated ID used with no authorization at 6605 Madeira Hills, Jan. 17. Vehicle taken and was recovered at 8224 Indian Trail, Jan. 19. Keys, etc. taken at 7316 Iuka, Jan. 19.

Jonathan Bascom, 20, 7245 Berwood Drive, theft at 8540 Kenwood Road, Jan. 12. Alicia Jordan, 20, 5308 Whetsel Ave., theft, criminal damaging at 7875 Montgomery Road, Jan. 12. Michael Brauch, 50, 3590 Shady Lane, disorderly conduct at 10835 Montgomery Road, Jan. 13.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Animals/ Nature

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or email volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.org, or visit www.cincinnatizoo.org. GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit www.ggrand.org. email www.cincygrrand@yahoo.com. League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-and-older to help socialize cats and 18-and-older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer pro-

gram. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationallyrenowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: Keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection.

Professional services

Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati – Professionals can use their administrative skills to help a busy, growing nonprofit manage its projects and members. Executive Service Corps of Cincinnati is looking for someone with experience in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook to assist in the Blue Ash office. Volunteers set their own days and hours and enjoy nice working conditions and friendly, bright volunteers and staff. Help the ESCC help other nonprofits succeed. Contact Darlyne Koretos for more information at 791-6230, ext. 10.ESCC is a nonprofit organization that provides full namagement consulting services to other nonprofit oranizations in the CIncinnati area. The agency was founded in 1995 and is located at 10945 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 108.

Education

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Clermont County are looking for volunteers to mentor youth ages 6 to 18, and help them with homework, ACT/SAT practice and special events. Call 552-1948 or e-mail info@thepositiveplace4kids.org.

REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS DEER PARK

4314 Orchard Lane: Trauth Joseph L. III to Mendoza Rene J. & Rosa G.; $152,473. 7286 Richmond Ave.: Andolina Mark & Katie to Bonifas Brady D. & Megan E. Stastny; $160,000.

MADEIRA

6804 Dawson Road: Ostendorf Matthew B. to Mnb LLC; $52,500. 7310 Iuka Ave.: Innovative Restorations Llc to Rutherford Cory Mccall; $145,500. 7328 Redondo Court: Beaudoin Edward B. & Mary V. to Khoddami Amir E. & Irina B.; $230,000. 4409 Homer Ave.: Pnc Bank National

ABOUT REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. Association to Sunwest Trust Inc.; $35,500 .

SILVERTON

3856 Oak Crest Ave.: Sorette David R. to Hughes Alethea L. & John W. III; $105,000. 3938 Grand Ave.: Federal National Mortgage Association to Friemoth Jerry & Mary; $28,000. 4149 Sibley Ave.: HSBC Mortgage Ser-

vices Inc to Phillips Kyle R.; $55,000.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP

11964 Britesilks Lane: Bentley Benjamin J. & Rhonda Mcpartland Bentley to Wachovia Bank; $300,000. 5886 Bayberry Drive: Benjamin Mary Lou Tr to Ross Samuel Jr. Tr; $260,000. 8095 Camner Ave.: Koehler Melinda M. to Zimmerman Daniel J. & Jane M.; $101,500.

FIRE/EMS RUNS Sycamore Township Fire/EMS runs for Jan. 13-Jan. 14: Jan. 13, East Galbraith Road, medical emergency Jan. 13, Northcreek Drive, medical emergency Jan. 13, Dearwester Drive, medical emergency Jan. 13, Dearwester Drive, unknown Jan. 13, Montgomery Road, medical

emergency Jan. 13, Dearwester Drive, medical emergency Jan. 13, Dearwester Drive, fall Jan. 13, Applewood Drive, fall Jan. 13, Montgomery Road, @ I-71, good intent Jan. 13, Reading Road, fall Jan. 13, Mantell Avenue, fall Jan. 13, East Galbraith Road, med-

ical emergency Jan. 14, Montgomery Road, fall Jan. 14, Dearwester Drive, medical emergency Jan. 14, Kugler Mill Road, medical emergency Jan. 14, Dearwester Drive, medical emergency Jan. 14, Montgomery Road, medical emergency

POLICE REPORTS Continued from Page B7 at 7801 Montgomery Road, Jan. 12. Theft License plate removed from vehicle at 7714 Montgomery Road, Jan. 6. Tubing valued at $3,700 removed at 7754 E. Kemper Road, Jan. 4. Fake currency passed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Jan. 4. Catalytic converter removed from vehicle at 4750 E. Galbraith Road, Jan. 3. Clothing and jewelry valued at $700 removed at 6623 Branford, Dec. 31. Watch and credit cards of unknown

value removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Jan. 4. Headphones valued at $1,400 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Jan. 11. Credit cards removed at 5901 E. Galbraith Road, Jan. 12. GPS and charger valued at $200 removed at 7784 Montgomery Road, Jan. 14. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 8564 Wicklow Ave., Jan. 12. $100 removed at 7800 Montgomery Road, Jan. 12. Currency and ring of unknown value removed at 8001 Reading Road, Jan. 13.

Merchandise valued at $910 removed at 78875 Montgomery Road, Jan. 14. Medication of unknown value removed at 4450 Kugler Mill Road, Jan. 15. Laptop valued at $750 removed at 7800 Montgomery Road, Jan. 12. Bobcat valued at $40,000 removed at 7800 Montgomery Road, Jan. 31. Catalytic converter removed from vehicle at 10878 Ponds Lane, Jan. 14. Pills of unknown value removed at 8057 Montgomery Road, Jan. 17. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 8130 E. Kemper Road, Jan. 18.

It’s the little things that count. Whether it’s Chef Jeff knowing my favorite dessert or the names of my grandkids, it’s all part of the special relationships we build here at Marjorie P. Lee. And I know that if my health care needs or my financial situation change, I’ll still have a place to call home — where the people really know and care about me. After all, that’s part of the “not-for-profit difference.” To hear more from Claire, visit marjorieplee.com/claire. For your personal tour, call Michelle LaPresto at 513.533.5000. Jeff Wyder, staff member since 2009 Claire Peters, resident since 2004

di if I ’ ll i h h It’s all right here if you need it. Marjorie P. Lee in Hyde Park is a not-for-profit community owned and operated by Episcopal Retirement Homes. marjorieplee.com CE-0000496760


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