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Big party planned

What has one birthday card, 100 children with party hats and 500 yellow cupcakes? The Madeira Centennial Birthday Gala. Madeira will kick off its centennial celebration Saturday, April 10, with a welcome from Mayor Ken Born at 1 p.m. on the steps of City Hall on Miami Avenue. FULL STORY, A3

Helping others

Students, teachers, staff and community members all pitched in recently for the Soiree Pour Haiti, a fundraiser at Deer Park High School that raised money for the Restavek Foundation and the American Red Cross to help the victims of the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti. The high school gym turned into a Haitian marketplace with singing and dancing from the students and selling decorated bowls, T-shirts, bracelets, food and other items. SEE SCHOOLS, A2

Lifesaver honored

Cars were slowing down and going around the slow moving car, but Sycamore Township firefighter and EMT Alan Pittman pulled up next to the car to find out what was wrong with the driver. Pittman found an elderly man unconscious driving along Kemper Road Jan. 24 on his way to dinner with his wife, Kim, and their children in the car. Pittman said he found out later that the man had a history of medical problems and had been involved in an accident where he had struck a nursing home before Pittman found him traveling down Kemper Road. SEE STORY, A4

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Taping options vary by location Some communities videotape public meetings, others don’t

By Amanda Hopkins

Within a few months of taking office in 2006 Sycamore Township trustee Tom Weidman pushed for canceling the township’s contract with the Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission. The township was spending $100,000 a year on the contract with the company, but township Administrator Rob Molloy said the township wasn’t fully using the services. Board of trustee and other meetings were not taped and the cable commission was only being used for a few events in the township and schools. When a municipality contracts with the cable commission, a franchise fee is assessed to a resident’s cable bill through Time Warner Cable which is then paid to the township. The township would then pay a portion of that fee to the cable commission. Trustee Dick Kent said there was “zero benefit” to the contract with the cable commission. “No one noticed it was gone,” Kent said. After dropping the contract with the cable commission, the township switched to Cincyscape, a part of the Inergize Digital Network, which is affiliated with WKRC Local 12. Molloy said the township is in a three-year contract that increases each year, with Sycamore Township paying $24,000 in 2009. “(Cincyscape gives) more service at a fourth of the price,” Molloy said.


Deer Park High School student Audrey Vuozzo, center, filled in as mayor during the recent Deer Park City Council student government – the only meeting that Deer Park City Council brings in the Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission to tape. Also pictured from left, student Stephanie McAleer serving as the auditor, Mayor Dave Collins, Vuozzo, council President Joe Comer and student Joshua Roberts.

How it works

Several communities have franchise agreements with Time Warner Cable for services provided through the Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission. Residents who subscribe to Time Warner Cable pay a franchise fee each month, as part of their cable bill. That money is paid to the community in which the customer resides. Communities that use the Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission pay 40 percent of that money to Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission for services provided to the community. Molloy said Cincyscape tapes the Sunday concerts, the Festival in Sycamore and various sporting activities for schools in the township, including Sycamore High School and Moeller High School. Neighboring Deer Park does contract with the cable commission for taping city events such as the “Days in the Park” festival, concerts, high school sports, plays

and student government night at City Council. It also tapes the Deer Park Business Association show “What’s Cookin in Deer Park,” the “Bark in the Park” dog parade and the Christmas program. The cable commission is also available for the city of Deer Park for any other requested event. Safety Service Director Mike Berens said the city paid the cable commission $24,419 in 2009 for the services. The city of Madeira does not televise its meetings. “To do so, we would have had to join the Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission or set up our own studio facilities at a cost that seemed not to be justified,” said Madeira City Manager Tom Moeller. “I've been here for 21 years and I don't think we have had more than two to three people even ask about this, much less push for the idea. “Since we are so geographically small and very accessible for public meetings, the expense to oper-

ate a video-recording system for our meetings does not seem cost effective.” Madeira City Schools and Deer Park Community Schools both have chosen not to videotape their regular meetings. Madeira Superintendent Steve Kramer said taping has never been an issue in the school district. “There has never been a need to,” Kramer said. Donna Farrell, president of the Deer Park Board of Education said there has never been opposition to taping the meetings but said she’d want to consider how often school children are featured at board meetings before giving an OK to tape meetings. “I believe the students who attend our meetings to be recognized for theirs artwork and other worthy achievements could miss out on that opportunity if we were videotaped. Our job is to protect children,” Farrell said. “Parents who truly want to observe a meeting should do so in person.” Additional reporting by Jeanne Houck

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All-day kindergarten in Deer Park in 2012 By Amanda Hopkins

The Deer Park Board of Education approved a resolution to bring all-day kindergarten to the school district in 2012. Superintendent Kim Gray recommended the approval to put the district in line with House Bill 1, which requires all school districts in the state of Ohio to

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with the contracts the administrators in the district sign for employment. The policy outlines severance pay for administrators and says the employees have an unlimited accumulation of sick days as opposed to having a specific number. Gray said this is already written in the contract for administration, but the Gray board needed to approve it as part of official policy.

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Fundraiser celebrates the Haitian culture By Amanda Hopkins

Students, teachers, staff and community members all pitched in recently for the Soiree Pour Haiti, a fundraiser at Deer Park High School that raised money for the Restavek Foundation and the American Red Cross to help the victims of the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti. The high school gym turned into a Haitian marketplace with singing and dancing from the students and selling decorated bowls, T-shirts, bracelets, food and other items.


Some of the younger students decorate masks and shakers at the Soiree Pour Haiti at Deer Park High School March 11. Gini Niekamp, communications coordinator for Deer Park schools, said many of

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Deer Park sophomore Kalina Procas finishes up some signs for the booths before the start of Soiree Pour Haiti March 11.

around$2,200 was raised from tickets and other sales on the night of the fundraiser. Amity Elementary has raised about $200 and Holmes Primary has

raised $700. Niekamp said T-shirts are still being sold at the high school.

Deer Park High School graduate Kyle Mace and his mom, Becky Mace, organize T-shirts and other items that were sold in the “marketplace” at the Soiree Pour Haiti March 11. edge of the country to our families,” Niekamp said. “We wanted to create a carnival style feel to celebrate the positives of Haiti.” Niekamp said



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One birthday card – 500 cupcakes By Jeanne Houck

What has one birthday card, 100 children with party hats and 500 yellow cupcakes? The Madeira Centennial Birthday Gala. Madeira will kick off its centennial celebration Saturday, April 10, with a welcome from Mayor Ken Born at 1 p.m. on the steps of City Hall on Miami Avenue. He’ll be surrounded by a crowd to include 15 former mayors as well as past council members who served as long ago as 1965.

“Come join in the birthday celebration, sing Happy Birthday with the Madeira Elementary School choir, sign the birthday card that will be included in the centennial time capsule and eat cake and ice cream with federal and state officials, past mayors and dignitaries,” said Cathy Born, co-chair of the gala. “Plan to stay and participate in historical games and activities afterward at the Miller House museum and the Madeira branch library located only one block away. The first 100 children to


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Madeira’s centennial cupcakes grace the table like a bouquet of yellow flowers. arrive will receive birthday hats, and party blowers. “(There will be) interactive, educational fun for the

whole family,” said Born, the mayor’s wife. Participants will feast on some 500 centennial cupcakes donated by Armin and Melanie Hack, owners of Frieda’s Desserts on Miami Avenue. The vanilla goodies will be slathered in pale yellow

butter cream icing and topped with a blue sugar decoration shaped like a splash of water in honor of the city’s fountain in the Madeira Millennium Plaza at the corner of Miami Avenue and Dawson Road. The fountain is the symbol for the centennial and being used as a logo on centennial-related goods and materials. The party will move at 2 p.m. to the Miller House museum on Miami Avenue for games and crafts and wind up half an hour later at

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Pittman recognized for life-saving act By Amanda Hopkins

Cars were slowing down and going around the slow moving car, but Sycamore Township firefighter and EMT Alan Pittman pulled up next to the car to find out what was wrong with the driver. Pittman found an elderly man unconscious driving along Kemper Road Jan. 24 on his way to dinner with his wife, Kim, and their children in the car. Pittman said he found out later that the man had a history of med-

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Prepping parents, kindergartners for first day of school By Amanda Hopkins


Hats on for McDuffie

On Feb. 19, St. Vincent Ferrer School in Kenwood was excited to “Celebrate Reading” with author Amy McDuffie. She shared her book “The Rule of Hats,” whose theme is to embrace our differences. In keeping with the theme of the book, the students made their own unique hats which they wore the day of the visit. McDuffie read her book to kindergartners through fifth-graders, and answered their questions about writing. She also worked with the junior high students on the writing process, and helped them begin to create their own stories.

SCHOOL NOTES Speaker series event

Moeller High School alumnus Lt. Col. David Thole of the United States Air Force will speak 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 26, at Montgomery Inn as part of Moeller’s 50th Anniversary Alumni Speaker Series. Thole, a Purple Heart recipient, served 20 years as an F-16 fighter pilot and was chosen in 2001 to be one of 10 initial pilots for the F22. He retired in 2009 as chief of the weapons and tactics branch, Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, in Virginia. The event, which costs $25 and includes lunch, is open to the public. Reservations can be made by sending a check to: Moeller High School, Attn. Debbie Geiger, Advancement Director, 9001 Mont-

gomery Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45242; calling 791-1680, ext. 1320; or e-mailing Geiger at Reservations can also be made at (click “Alumni,” then “Upcoming Events”).

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Parents can now order an engraved brick to commemorate their Madeira High School senior’s graduation. The first two lines can have up to 14 letters and spaces each. The third line is “Class of 2010.” Cost is $80 per brick. Send check or credit card information, contact information and inscription to:

Charlotte Mock, daughter of Sarah and John Mock of Madeira, has accepted an Honor Award scholarship from Xavier University. She will graduate from Bishop Moore Catholic High School where she is active in Big Sisters, Relay for Life and Locks of Love. Mock plans to major in nursing at Xavier.

Holmes Primary administrators are working to make parents more informed before their children start kindergarten. Principal Amy Byrne has a new orientation program for incoming kindergarten students and parents that will help teachers know the strengths of the students and help parents get their children ready for the school experience. School nurse Brenda Hodge is also involved in the orientation, informing parents about all of the vaccinations the children need before starting school. Hodge said she wants to inform parents early and often about getting the kids vaccinations. “There’s no reason for children not to have vaccines,” Hodge said. If the students do not receive five doses of the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccines and two doses of the chicken pox vaccines, they are unable to attend school after 14 days. Kindergarten registration is scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at Holmes Elementary School, 8688 Donna Lane, and mandatory testing for students will begin in June. Dates will be determined by the end of February.



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To be eligible for kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30 of the given school year. Ohio law makes kindergarten mandatory and must be completed before entering first grade. To register your child for kindergarten, here are the items you need: • current immunixation record • official birth certificate/proof of birth • physician’s report • dental report • proof of residency (mortgage deed, rental/lease agreement) • custody papers (if applicable) • completed kindergarten registration forms For more information on kindergarten in Deer Park, contact Holmes Primary at 891-6662.

MND helps parents, teens navigate through social media Mount Notre Dame, in conjunction with Healthy Visions, will host two speakers to educate parents and their teens and pre-teens on how to effectively and safely use social media, cell phones and the Internet 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 22, at the school at 711 E. Columbia Ave. in Reading. National teen speaker Lucas Cole will begin the presentation by helping teens, pre-teens and their parents overcome the “digital divide.” He will be joined by Warren County Prosecutor Rachel Hutzel, who specializes in cyber harassment, bullying, pornography and sexting. Together, Hutzel and Cole will tap into their daily involvement in these issues to address the topic of what parents can do to keep their teens safe, connected and happy. During this informative presentation, attendees will learn how to think before they click, discover texting rules to live by and realize what the legal consequences can be with the misuse of this technology. “We are inundated with messages about cyber safety, social media and parental involvement with teens,” Healthy Visions executive director Carole Adlard said.

“Parents need to understand that this phenomenon is bigger than just restricting your teens. This presentation is ‘parenting teens and social networking 101.’” MND Principal Maureen Baldock felt that arming parents and teens with this type of knowledge is crucial in keeping the youth safe. The team from Healthy Visions will also be presenting to the MND student body earlier that day, but Baldock said that she realizes the important of getting this information to a younger audience and their parents. “Technology is wonderful and Mount Notre Dame embraces the use of all the tools it provides,” she said. “However, it can pose threats and is sometimes used in very inappropriate and even illegal ways. MND wants to help create a dialogue between parents and children about the nature of these threats and how to avoid them. We also recognize that younger and younger audiences are exposed to these threats and wanted to open up this presentation to the larger community.” The event is free. To RSVP or for more information, contact M.J. Eling at or 821-3044, ext. 101.

COLLEGE CORNER President’s list

Miami University first semester – Tyler Webb Beard, Peter Anthony Frank, Danielle Lauren Levy, Patrick Taylor McCann, Charles Maxwell Medert and Amy Jo Rhodenbaugh.

Dean’s list

Miami University first semester – Rory Keller Billing, Amy Elizabeth Bodnar, John William Budig, Todd Edward Curliss, Renee Charlotte Eid, Kristen Michelle Fite, Michael Stephen Frey, Ryan Paul Hanneken, Richard Cameron Huckabee, Palmer Channing Irvine, James Donald Kelly, Steven Gardner Krall, David Charles Krehbiel, Edwin Hull Krehbiel,

Carolyn Rose LeCompte, Johnny David McHone, Jeffrey Kain Meurer, Ryan Patrick Murphy, Deniz Selin Nural, Bailey Victoria Parkhouse, Elizabeth Baker Ray, Jessie Ann Richard, Adam J. Stagge, Mathew William Steinberg, Margaret Kathryn Striebich, Kevin Daniel Stromberg, Alexandra Lebeau Trott, Elizabeth Ann Tudor, Sara Kathryn Tuttle, Kevin Michael Varney, Patrick Kelly Watkins and Liza Whitlock Zimmerman.


Miami University – John Albert Banfield, Susana Elizabeth Campos, Dana Elizabeth Ede, Jeannette Elizabeth Holm, Brent Patrick Pottschmidt and Shelby Leigh Van Uum.


OLSH sixth- graders Tyrone Williams (Westwood), Kelsey Beckstedt (Montgomery), Christian Kettler (Evendale), Sarah Wessinger (Montgomery), Sydney Blum (Reading) and Henry Kuechly (Evendale) recently shot hoops in the activity center to raise money for the American Heart Association during the Hoops for Heart fundraiser at the school.

Healthy hearts beat at OLSH

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School held two fundraisers – Hoops for Heart and Jump Rope for Heart – to benefit the American Heart Association. The events were organized by physical education teacher Molly Critchell to raise awareness of cardiovascular health during February’s National Heart Month. Students received pledges from friends and family to challenge them to jump rope or shoot baskets and collect funds for the American Heart Association.

OLSH first-graders Jacob Collins (North College Hill), Aaron Blum (Reading) and Alex Koetter (Evendale) participated in Jump Rope for Heart, a fundraiser benefiting the American Heart Association. PROVIDED



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Cisper leads

Northern Kentucky University senior baseball outfielder Jason Cisper, a Moeller High School graduate, led NKU as of March 15 in hitting with a .473 batting average. Cisper scored a teamleading 19 runs this season and added seven stolen bases in eight attempts.

Pitcher of the Week

Mount St. Joseph’s Casey Brookbank, a Deer Park High School graduate, tossed two complete games recently and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week. The junior pitcher went 2-0 and ran her season record to 3-0 with wins over Dubuque and Benedictine March 8. In 14 innings of work, Brookbank allowed seven hits, two runs, three walks, and three strikeouts on her way to a 1.00 ERA.

Rodriguez leads offense

Ryan Rodriguez, a Moeller High School graduate, led the College of Mount St. Joseph in offense with two hits, along with his teammate Craig Shanks, in the second game of the day, March 14, against Juniata College. MSJ beat Juniata 10-5 in the second game.

Four goals for grad

Madeira High School graduate Will McClanahan scored four goals for the College of Mount St. Joseph lacrosse team, aiding in the team’s first win of the season. The Lions jumped out to a 6-1 lead as they went on to their first win of the season, and in the Midwest Lacrosse Conference, with a 13-4 victory at Fontbonne University. The Mount out-shot Fontbonne, 39-31 in the game.

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Upsets send Moeller back to Final 4 By Mark Chalifoux

The Moeller High School basketball team is back in the state Final Four after a week of upsets, taking down Princeton 54-51 March 17 and eliminating La Salle 48-41 in overtime in the regional final. “It’s hard to explain but it’s been a million little things to get us to this point,” head coach Carl Kremer said. “This is a very determined team that doesn’t want to quit playing, and we’ve been playing a lot better in the tournament.” The Crusaders have had a host of players step into the limelight at crucial junctures to keep their season alive. Junior forward Alex Barlow had perhaps the strongest week for the Crusaders, as he scored all nine of Moeller’s points in overtime. “He made about five consecutive plays that sealed the win for us,” Kremer said. “Steals, rebounds, points, free throws…he just dominated that overtime period.” Barlow also drew the duty of defending Princeton’s Ohio State-bound standout guard, Jordan Sibert, in the regional semifi-


Moeller’s Charlie Byers (32) makes a shot against LaSalle’s Ryan Fleming (25) and Michael Schmidt (10) in the second quarter. nals. Barlow held Sibert to two field goals on 10 attempts. “He’s one of the most instinctive players I’ve been around,” Kremer said. “He has an ability to see the game a second before everyone else and anticipates what’s going to happen. He’s really unique, maybe a once-in-a-generation guy.” The Crusaders rallied from down 16 in the third quarter to upset Princeton, and Kremer called it one of the best comebacks in Moeller tournament history, ranking it near the top with the comeback wins over

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Beavercreek and Vandalia Butler in Moeller’s 1999 state championship season. One reason for the Crusaders’ comeback was sharpshooter Ben Galemmo, who hit four three-pointers in the second half versus Princeton. “He single-handedly kept us in the game and has been a big player off the bench for us all year,” Kremer said. He also singled out one of the players who does a lot of the dirty work for the Crusaders, junior forward Shaquille Jinks. Jinks scored 14 points against Princeton. He also guarded La Salle’s Brandon Neel, who scored 15 points against Moeller in January but was held to only nine in the regional final. Josh Morelock was also big against La Salle, scoring 11 points and hitting three three-pointers. Kremer also praised the play of senior big man Griffin McKenzie. “Griffin has really come on strong at the end of the


Moeller’s Shaquille Jinks (22) puts up a shot and gets fouled by La Salle in the first quarter. season and that’s changed us more than anything,” Kremer said. “The biggest change for us has been McKenzie playing with confidence.” McKenzie had 13 points against La Salle. The Crusaders advance to play Mentor at 5:15 p.m. Friday, March 26, at Ohio State’s Jerome Schottenstein Center in the state semifinals. If they advance to the state finals, they will play either Massillon Jackson or Gahanna Lincoln, who play

immediately after their game against Mentor. The state final would be 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Schottenstein Center. “We have to go up there and play with a lot of heart,” Kremer said. “Sometimes teams are just happy to be there and we can’t fall into that trap. We believe no one will play harder and have more heart than us and when that happens, I’ll take Moeller kids over anyone.”

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Moeller’s Alex Barlow (3) goes up for a shot and gets fouled by LaSalle’s Matthew Woeste (21) in overtime. Barlow scored all nine Moeller points in overtime.


Moeller sings their school fight song to their fans beating LaSalle in overtime for the regional championship.

Kalsey led young team in first season By Adam Turer

Head coach Todd Kalsey had his work cut out for him in his first season leading the Deer Park High School boys’ varsity basketball program. Kalsey, a former assistant coach at Roger Bacon High School, led the Wildcats to a 3-18 finish in his first season. The Wildcats were young at several spots and will look to build on the varsity experience gained this season. “The biggest challenge for us coaches coming in was not knowing what our

players’ strengths would be,” Kalsey said. Kalsey and his staff decided on running a halfcourt motion offense with set plays designed to get quality shots. Defensively, the Wildcats focused on playing solid man-to-man. “If you are going to be successful, you have to be able to play good man-toman defense,” Kalsey said. The season started out right with the Wildcats defeating New Richmond on the road in the season opener. Their next win came six weeks later against Oyler. The Wildcats defeated rival


Deer Park senior Ben Flamm gives the ball a spin while preparing for a free throw against Bethel-Tate Dec. 17. Finneytown by two points Feb. 2 for their final win of the season.

Despite finishing at the bottom of the Cincinnati Hills League this season, Kalsey believes his team will benefit from the balance in the CHL. “Overall, our goal was to get the kids to play hard and execute,” Kalsey said. “We play in a great league, and a competitive league with a lot of parity.” Deer Park will need to replace two key seniors, starting center Micquelle Burton and point guard Ben Flamm. Flamm led the Wildcats in scoring, while Burton led the team in rebounds. “Replacing Ben at point guard is the biggest void we

have to fill,” said Kalsey. Junior Daniel Sporing, a two-time honorable mention all-league selection, and sophomores Brandon Reeves and Tyler Osborne will be counted on lead the team next season. They are three of the several underclassmen who contributed quality minutes at the varsity level this season. “We had a lot of sophomores and juniors that we relied on this year who know have a year or two of varsity experience under their belts,” Kalsey said. “Those underclassmen will have to take on bigger roles and leadership roles next year.”

Sports & recreation

Braves serve up strong tennis team

By Mark Chalifoux


Indian Hill’s R.J. Joshi returns a shot during a recent practice. Wyoming has a strong team again this season, and it should be interesting to see which team comes out on top of the CHL.

The Braves also have tough matches against CHCA, Princeton, Cincinnati Country Day and Summit Country Day.

The Seven Hills boys’ basketball team fell short of a return to the regional tournament as the Stingers fell 58-37 to Ft. Loramie in the Division IV district final at University of Dayton Arena Friday, March 12. “We just didn’t knock down shots that we have made all season,” head coach Willie Hill said. “I’m not sure why. I don’t think it was nerves, but we just got down too far to come back.” The Stingers shot 16 percent in the first half and allowed Ft. Loramie to get to the free-throw line 29 times in the second half, making a comeback difficult. Still, Seven Hills had a tremendous season that included a fourth-consecutive league championship and a 20-win season. The Stingers finished 20-3, with the loss to Fort Loramie as their first to an Ohio team. “I’m very happy with how the season went; this team accomplished a lot,” Hill said. “Over the past three years this team has only lost 10 games, so they have a lot to be proud of.” The team was led by


Seven Hills guard Alex Hill goes up for a shot against Fort Loramie. their senior captains Jake Davis, Fran Chatfield and Alex Hill. Davis was the team’s leading scorer and led the Stingers with 16 points in the district final. Seven Hills had a strong senior class with 10 seniors on the varsity roster. “This was one of the better classes to go through Seven Hills in terms of what they accomplished,” Hill said. “And they did it unselfishly. ... I’m hoping the younger players took notice of how far they came



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playing that way.” Hill said he constantly preached about making the extra pass and that guys had to be ready when it was their time to shoot. The unselfishness of the team helped provide Seven Hills with a balanced offensive attack. While Davis was the leading scorer, Seven Hills had three other players who averaged eight points or more per game. The other three were juniors Max Davis and Adimu HunterWoodard and senior Josh Dunaway. “When guys look for that extra pass, it makes the offense so much easier to run and more fun to watch,” Hill said. “I think our fans enjoyed watching our team on the offensive end.” It will be tough to replace the 10 seniors but the Stingers will bring back three contributors who were juniors this season. “A lot of our juniors had to play junior varsity because we had so many seniors but they got some good bonding on that team and when we add the other three guys in we will be competitive next year,” Hill said.

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The Indian Hill boys’ tennis team returns several players from the 2009 team, but the Braves will have to overcome their youth if they hope to take the CHL title back from Wyoming. Indian Hill has no seniors on the roster and has only two juniors. “Luckily, we do have some returning players,” head coach Lindsay Morris said. Indian Hill returns five players with varsity experience. “That’s a definite advantage because we have a few freshmen on the team and some kids in their first year so it helps to have players who can take them under their wing and let them know what to expect.” Morris said there’s nothing like having a senior leader on the team, especially one that’s played varsity the entire time, but that the experienced players know what to expect and know the program’s standards. “I’m expecting us to have a good season,” she said. “We hope to advance further in the state team tournament and get some guys to the state tournament as individuals.” The team has two singles standouts in sophomores Aloke Desai and Alex Cepela. The team will get some leadership from a doubles team that had success last season in junior Greg Baumann and sophomore Saahil Desai. Alex Fixler is a sophomore that got some varsity experience in 2009 and will play a bigger role in 2010. Adam Palmer is a returning varsity player and a consistent contributor for the Braves and Steve Winter is in his first season on the varsity squad and will be a player to keep an eye on. Freshmen Ritesh Kashyap and R.J. Joshi are talented newcomers who seem poised to make a good first impression for the Braves. “I think because we don’t have any seniors, that can also be looked at as a strength because we’ll have everyone back next season,” Morris said. “I also think we have more depth this season than we’ve had in the past.”

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Mayor: Madeira should not guarantee grant There has been considerable discussion and debate over a request by the Madeira Historical Society (MHS) currently before the Madeira City Council. They are requesting the city guarantee the provisions of a $60,000 Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission (OCFC) grant for improvements to the Miller House. Council is debating whether the city should enter a legally binding agreement to guarantee the provisions of the grant, and in doing so potentially commit Madeira taxpayers to fund the operating expenses of a private entity for a period of up to 15 years should the MHS be unable operate the museum. The MHS made the request of the city after the OCFC determined the society is “marginally likely” of meeting their operating expenses over a sustained period of time. Conditional approval of the

grant was given with the understanding the MHS would find someone to act as a guarantor of the grant. The Madeira Historical SociKenneth Born ety in turn has Community approached the to become Press guest city the sole guarancolumnist tor of the grant. Should the city agree, this would result in shifting 100 percent of the risk from the state to the local government – as in Madeira. The MHS contends they are a financially healthy organization and there is no need for the state to require a guarantor of the grant. We can continue to debate whether they are, or are not, a financial risk. With my 20 years of business

CH@TROOM Last week’s question

Do you think businesses are right to block employees’ access to NCAA Tournamentrelated Web sites during the tournament? Why or why not? “Absolutely! I cannot plead innocence to ‘goofing off’ at times during my 31-year career in business, but I realize now how unfair, and actually immoral that is, in most cases (especially when it comes to people who are paid hourly). “Business owners hire people to do certain ‘work.’ They don’t pay people to come in and entertain themselves, while ignoring what they are paid to do. Those businesses have every right to block access to NCAA Web sites.” Bill B.

“When you are at work, you are paid to work, not to check sports results or watch games. “Of course it is best if your employer can trust you to do the right thing, but if he has evidence that you don’t then he has every right to take appropriate action.” D.R. “I was a former employee of a major bank in our area and on opening day of baseball you could not have hit a VP with a bat on this day. “This is a time for the little people mostly, yet I know of executives that participate. I don’t agree that people spend productive hours watching, but do agree that updates can be made available. I don’t have percentages, but I know from the past that females do rather well and in some cases – won.” D.J. “Yes - the companies own the computers, the bandwidth, and their employees’ time. You should just take a day or two off to watch the games.” J.J. “I think businesses have the right to expect maximum productivity from their employees. I am confident Kentucky employers know how to get maximum effort from their employees during the NCAA tournament.” G.G. “Yes, they are being paid to do a job and it would be a distraction.

Next questions What are your favorite Opening Day traditions? Do you plan to go this year? Every week The Suburban Life asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. Watching on their break would be OK. Most important games are played on Saturday and Sunday, anyway. As for me, I will call in sick!” Duke “Block the games? My office is having a watching party!” N.H. “During working hours absolutely ... hello! They are paying their employees to work not watch TV. If they want to watch it that bad they can take a vacation day!” Florence, Ky. “I do think an employer has the right to block employees’ access to NCAA tournament-related Web sites as well as any other Web sites that are not related to the employee’s job. Employer’s are constantly trying to limit the amount of company time spent on personal business … phone calls, e-mails, texting. There is so much out there to distract an employee’s attention. The less available distractions, the more productive an employee will be.” D.M.R. “Absolutely. Businesses have the right to expect their employees to be focusing on the job when at work. If employees want to watch the games, take vacation time.” M.S. “The employer should not have to do this – the employee is supposed to be working! It is sad employers find it necessary to block the sites.” D.H. “Yes I do. Employers have enough problems without employees spending untold hours completing brackets and watching games. It’s only fair to the employers and clients to make the job come first.” B.H.

experience and my MBA training, I have my opinion. However, I believe we should be focusing on a larger question: What is the role of our local city government? To be clear, this debate is not a value judgment on the importance of Madeira Historical Society’s role in our community, the Miller House or its members, who selflessly give countless hours maintaining the Miller property because of their love for Madeira’s history. I commend them for their service to our community and am proud to be a member. There is a real sense this country is heading down the wrong path financially. Both the federal government and many of the states have spent themselves into the poor house, Ohio being one of them. Over many years, governments have expanded their roll increasing their appetite for more and more taxpayer’s income.

About guest columns We welcome guest columns on all sides of an issue. Include with your column your name, address, daytime telephone number, and a two-to-three line biography outlining your expertise related to this topic, and a color headshot of yourself. We reserve the right to edit for length, accuracy and clarity. Columns may be no more than 500 words. Deadline: Noon Friday for next Wednesday’s issue. E-mail: suburban@community Letters, columns and articles submitted to The Suburban Life may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. I am proud to say that Madeira has done an excellent job keeping the scope of our local government to a minimum. We focus on the basics – fire, police, the city’s infrastructure and our parks.

Some spring in your step can improve your health With the daylight hours increasing, spring is the perfect time to make a commitment to becoming more physically active. News headlines continue to remind us that Americans do not get enough physical activity – a lifestyle that can lead to serious health consequences. A sedentary lifestyle, along with poor nutrition and tobacco use, is linked to some of the leading chronic diseases impacting our nation’s health including diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Regular physical activity reduces the risk for many diseases, helps control weight, and strengthens muscles, bones, and joints. Take advantage of the extra daylight to walk around the neighborhood, take a family bike ride or play a game of badminton. Getting the necessary amount

of physical activity can be achieved without an expensive gym membership or fancy equipment. Physical activity guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate adults need to do two types of physical activity for optimal health. Every week, adults need at least: 30 minutes of moderateintensity aerobic activity on five or more days; and musclestrengthening activities on two or more days. While this might seem like a lot of time, it is easier to attain by spreading out physical activity throughout the entire week. You can even break it up into 10minute increments during each day. Even 10 minutes of continuous physical activity – such as


brisk walking or dancing – can be a health benTim Ingram efit. Keep in Community mind that some physical activity Press guest is better than columnist none at all. Hamilton County Public Health and our partners are working to implement sustainable changes to improve the health of our community. To learn more about how we are encouraging Hamilton County residents to eat smart and live fit, visit Tim Ingram is the health commissioner for Hamilton County. Hamilton County Public Health works to assure the 450,000 citizens living outside the cities of Cincinnati, Norwood, Sharonville and Springdale are safe from disease, injury and contamination.


Deer Park

Deer Park council meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month in the municipal building, 7777 Blue Ash Road. Phone 794-8860. Web site: Mayor Dave A. Collins; president of council Joe Comer; council members Shawn Gavin, Ron Tolliver, Tony Procter, Mike Allen, Herman Tegenkamp, Jeff Hall and Chris Hedger. Safety/Services Director Michael Berens; Council Clerk Laura Hughes; Treasurer Mary Pat Kettlerer; Auditor John Applegate; Law Director Jeffrey Vollman; Tax Commissioner Ann Poole; Clerks of Courts Judy Roos; Police Chief Michael Schlie, 791-8056; Fire Chief Don Newman, 791-2500.


Silverton city council meets at 7:30 p.m., on the first and third Thursday of the month, in council chambers at 6860 Plainfield Road. Phone 936-6240. Web site: Mayor John A. Smith; Vice Mayor and councilwoman Shirley J. Hackett; council members Willa Garner, Joyce Glover, Mark Quarry, Frank Sylvester and Dottie Williams. City Manager Mark Wendling; Clerk of Council Meredith George; Finance Director Tom Peterson; City Solicitor Bryan Pacheco; City Engineer Dave Emerick; Code Enforcement Officer Bill Knight; Building Inspector Andrew McKenzie; Fire Chief Don Newman, 791-2500; Police Chief Michael Daudistel, 936-6220.


Madeira city council meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month in the municipal building, 7141

Miami Ave. Phone 561-7228. Web site: Mayor Sarah Evans; Vice Mayor Ken Born; council members John Dobbs, David Sams, Richard Brasington, Richard Staubach, Timothy Dicke. City Manager Thomas Moeller; Police Chief Frank Maupin, 272-4214; Fire Chief Steven Ashbrock; Clerk Diane Novakov; Treasurer Steven Soper; Law Director Robert Malloy; Public Works Supervisor Ed King, 792-9123.

Sycamore Township

Sycamore Township board of trustees meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month at township offices, 8540 Kenwood Road. Phone 791-8447. Web site: Board of trustee President Tom Weidman; Vice President Cliff Bishop; trustee Dick Kent; Fiscal Officer Rob Porter. Township Administrator Rob Molloy; Fire Chief William Jetter; Planning and Zoning Director and Assistant Township Administrator Greg Bickford; Parks and Recreation Director Mike McKeown; Sheriff’s Liaison Cpl. Kristy Fritz; Accounting Director Betsy Jameson.


Deer Park Community City Schools

Deer Park Community City Schools district office, 8688 Donna Lane, Deer Park. Phone: 891-0222. Web site: Deer Park board of education meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Holmes Elementary School, 8688 Donna Lane. Board President Donna Farrell; Vice President Thomas M. Griswold; board members Steve C. Smith, Terri Morrissey and Lisa Hodge.

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However, what is before us would take our city government in the wrong direction. The request by the MHS is akin to the city of Madeira becoming a bank and providing backstop financing in the form of a loan guarantee. In my opinion this is not the roll of government to prop-up private entities. I ran for office as a fiscal conservative. The voters elected me to do a job and as one of your representatives, I am going to focus on the core elements of our local government. This request expands the scope of our government, increases the city’s financial risk and sets a dangerous precedent for the future. I plan to stay true to the values I ran on. Kenneth Born is the mayor of Madeira. He can be reached at

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Superintentdent Kimberlee Gray; Dean of Students Dennis Klasmeier; Communications Coordinator Gini Verbesselt, 9365935; Treasurer Dan Mpagi; Business Consultant Steve Mathews; Transportation Supervisor Mary Keller.

Indian Hill Exempted Village Schools

Indian Hill Exempted Village Schools Board of Education: 6855 Drake Road. Phone: 272-4500. Web site: Indian Hill school board meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Indian Hill High School, 6845 Drake Road. Board President Barb Hopewell; Vice President Ted Jaroszewicz; board members Molly Barber, Elizabeth Johnston and Tim Sharp. Superintendent Dr. Jane Knudson; Assistant Superintendent Dr. Mark Ault; Treasurer and Business Manager Julia J. Toth, 2724513; Director of Pupil Services Lisa Huey; Transportation Supervisor Cynthia Ketterer; Facilities Director Ken Stegman and Director of Communications Martha Stephen.

Madeira City Schools

Madeira City Schools district office, 7465 Loannes Drive. Phone 985-6070. Web site: Madeira City Schools board of education meets at 7 p.m., on the first and third Monday of each month Perin Media Center in Madeira High School, 7465 Loannes Drive. Board President Pat Gentile; Vice President Jay Groenke; board members Kathy Hurst, Kam Misleh and David Templeton. Superintendent Stephen Kramer, 924-3880; Assistant Superintendent Kenji Matsudo; Public Relations Officer Diane Nichols, 924-3707; Treasurer Susan Crabill; Transportation Supervisor Karen Smith, 5611366.



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How do your fantasies grow?


The 2010 Cincinnati Flower Show returns to Symmes Township next month with a focus on the three Fs: Fantasy, Formal, Friendly. Here is everything you need to know (at this point) about the Flower Show (all information from Kristy Conlin, publicity manager AMANDA HOPKINS/STAFF

Deer Park High School junior Kathleen Bosse was one of about 100 students that attended a three-day American Youth Leaders Summit in Valley Forge, Pa.

Student learns valuable leadership lessons By Amanda Hopkins

Deer Park High School student Kathleen Bosse recently used her interest in history and an essay on what freedom means to her to earn a spot at a leadership conference with the Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge. The high school junior attended a three-day American Leaders Youth Summit in Valley Forge, Pa., with 100 other high school students from around the country where they participated in a mock session of Congress, proposing amendments, voting and giving suggestions in both small groups and as a large “Congress.” Bosse, who was one of 16 area students who attended, said getting the chance to be a part of the voting process showed her that government wasn’t as “stuffy” or “complicated” as she expected. She said one of the most important pieces of advice she learned from one of the speakers at the conference was that being a leader does not always mean being in the spotlight and she would

take that advice back to her leadership roles at the high school. Bosse is president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and vice-president of Student Council. She is also involved in cheerleading, glee club, the student newspaper, art club and the service learning club Communiserve. Bosse and the other students also had the chance to tour Valley Forge and Philadelphia and saw the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and George Washington’s headquarters. She even saw the rooms where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed. “It was set up exactly as it was (when they signed),” Bosse said. Bosse said she liked seeing the pieces of history up close. In her own history classes, Bosse said she would want to learn more about recent history to better understand current events. Bosse hopes to attend a follow-up conference in the summer to re-connect her with the other students and to also prepare her for more leadership roles for her senior year.

THINGS TO DO Cooking class

Cooks’ Wares is hosting “Thirty-Minute Mom” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at Cooks’ Wares Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road, Symmes Township. International Adventure recipes include chicken enchiladas, pasta roll-up with spinach and cheese and beef stroganoff. It is with Courtney Rathweg. The cost is $40. Registration is required. Call 489-6400 or visit

Learn first aid

American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter is hosting Wilderness First Aid from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. The class concludes 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 28. It is a basic course in back-country

emergency response for almost any location and is also designed to meet requirements for the Boy Scouts of America. The cost is $60. Registration is required. Call 792-4000 or visit

Volunteer events

• Grailville Education and Retreat Center is hosting Grailville Garden Volunteer Day from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 27, at Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Loveland. Work in organic garden and kitchen. Wear clothes and footwear that can get dirty. Bring gloves, water, sunscreen, hat and snacks. No experience is required. Call 683-2340 or visit

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The dates and location are set and staff and volunteers are working day and night to make the 21st Cincinnati Flower Show the best ever! “The Farmer’s Almanac” is predicting that weather for the show, scheduled for April 17-April 25, will be “much warmer and drier than normal – great weather for outdoor activities.” Show organizers are expecting a record number of vendors and exhibitors. The theme for this year’s show will be a uniting thread that runs throughout the entire event: FANTASY: The imaginations of our exhibitors have run wild, and as a result, you’ll visit fantasy worlds inspired by a favorite book, movie, or faraway place. FORMAL: Find elegance in gardens that demonstrate wellbalanced structure, simplistic color contrasts, stately containers, and/or topiary hedges in your design. FRIENDLY: Explore! You will find gardens and exhibits that are ecologically friendly, economically friendly, lifestyle friendly, child friendly, pet friendly - the possibilities are endless! As always, the show will include impressive landscape gardens, inventive floral tablescapes, exquisite floral designs, stimulating national and international lecturers, informative local experts, timely environmental exhibits, nature-inspired fine art, enticing fine food offerings, exciting children’s weekend events and adventurous shopping opportunities.

National acclaim

• Endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society • Featured in “1,000 Places to See in the USA and Canada Before You Die.” • Named “the king of all flower shows” – Better Homes and Gardens Magazine • Recognized as one of the top 10 great Flower Shows in the U.S. – USA Today



Chris LaMond of LaMond Landscaping shows off his landscaping skills for the 2009 Cincinnati Flower Show.

Staged in the charming setting of Symmes Township Park, the Cincinnati Flower Show celebrates its 21st anniversary as one of the premier flower and garden events in the world. • A world-class horticultural event with hundreds of landscapers, growers, floral designers and artists. • The Cincinnati Fine Food Show to sample gourmet foods made from the freshest ingredients from more than 50 local and national vendors (April 17 and 18 only). • Small Wonders Weekend with activities and special exhibits designed to delight the entire family (April 23, 24 and 25 only).

21th anniversary Cincinnati Flower Show When

Friday, April 16 – Opening Night Preview Party, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 17, to Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 25 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.



Egbers Land Design of Florence, Ky., won the 2009 Symmes Township Trustee Award presented to most appropriate use of a wide selection of plants or cut flowers. From left: Trustees Ken Bryant, Phil Beck and Kathy Wagner present the award to Geoff Egbers, Egbers Land Design.

Distinguished Lecture Series

Symmes Township Park at 11600 N. Lebanon Road. Just five minutes from the Interstate 275 Indian Hill/Loveland exit

Dr. Paul Cappiello – “Breaking All the Rules on the Way to a Better Garden”


Bill Hendricks – “New and Interesting Plant Selections at the Flower Show”


Rose Marie Nichols McGee – “Bountiful Containers”

Fantasy, Formal and Friendly www. Adults – Opening weekend, April 17-18, $18 advance/$25 gate April 19-April 25 – $15 advance/$20 gate Children (2-15) – $2

Melinda Meyers – “Affordable Eco-Friendly Landscape Makeovers” Ethne Clarke – “Hidcote: the Making of a Garden”

Chris LaMond, LaMond Landscape Inc. in Loveland, receives the Royal Horticultural Society Silver Floral Medal Award for the best floral display in the grand marquee at the 2009 Cincinnati Flower Show in Symmes Park. The garden entitled “The Living River” was one of the largest in the show and featured a floral river, an intricate stone bridge, turtle topiaries and a massive display of flowers and plant material.


Jeanie Hodges, floral designer at Kreutzer & Dorl Florists in Newport, won best in show in the professional florist catagory at the 2009 Cincinnati Flower Show. Her piece is a tribute to the opera, “Don Carlos.”


Jane Carson of Montgomery and Linda Colgan of Florida look at the window displays at the Cincinnati Flower Show at Symmes Park last April. Laura Ferkinhoff of The Olde Garden Shack, Milford and Batesville, Ind., accepts the 2009 Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Distinguished Garden Award, recognizing the garden with the most distinctive display, from Cincinnati Horticulutral Society executive committee chair Marsha Haberer.


Suburban Life

March 24, 2010


COOKING CLASSES Thirty-Minute Mom, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. International Adventure recipes include Chicken Enchiladas, Pasta Roll-Up with Spinach and Cheese and Beef Stroganoff. Cooks’ Wares Symmes Township, 11344 Montgomery Road. With Courtney Rathweg. $40. Registration required. 489-6400; Symmes Township. EDUCATION

AARP Tax Assistance, noon-5 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Attendees get help with taxes. For seniors. Free. 761-7500; Amberley Village.


St. Columban Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. St. Columban Church, 894 Oakland Road. Salmon, fried cod, shrimp, cheese pizza, sandwiches, gourmet or tossed salad, baked potato, fries, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, applesauce, beer, soft drinks and bottled water. Drive-through and walk-in carryout available. $1-$9. 683-0105; Loveland.


Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m. deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road. 2479933; Montgomery.


Sonny’s Solo Blues, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Deer Park Inn, 7228 Blue Ash Road. 791-3178. Deer Park Township.

Wine and Chocolate Tasting, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Selections of red and white wines from around the world paired with chocolate truffles and cheese. $28. 985-6732; Montgomery.



Anything Goes, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 seniors and students. 697-6769; Loveland. Laura, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 684-1236. Columbia Township.

Montgomery Woman’s Club Town Hall Lecture Series, 11 a.m. Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road. Author and columnist Jane Bryant Quinn speaks on right choices in risky times. $35. Registration required. Presented by Montgomery Woman’s Club Inc. 684-1632; Montgomery.


Anything Goes, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, 111 Second St. Cole Porter musical comedy. $16, $14 seniors and students. Presented by Loveland Stage Company. Through March 27. 697-6769; Loveland.


Prisons and Prisoners: Impact Ohio, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Isaac M. Wise Temple, 8329 Ridge Road. Panel discussion on what the Ohio prison overpopulation crisis means to the community. With Marianna BrownBettman, facilitator; Terry Collins, Director, Ohio dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections; David Yost, Delaware County Prosecuting Attorney; and David Singleton, Executive Director, Ohio Justice and Policy Center. Question and answer session follow. Light refreshments. Presented by Woman’s City Club. 321-6835. Amberley Village. F R I D A Y, M A R C H 2 6

FOOD & DRINK Wine Bar Tasting, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road. Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. Lenten Fish Fry, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Hartzell United Methodist Church, 8999 Applewood Drive. All-you-can-eat fried cod, shrimp, grilled chicken breast, cheese pizza, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, bread desserts and drinks. Carryout available. $9, $5 carryout only, $4 ages 5-10, free ages 3 and under. 8918527. Blue Ash. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Montgomery Presbyterian Church, 9994 Zig Zag Road. Dine in or carryout available. $7.50, $5 children. 8918670. Montgomery. Fish Fry, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. All Saints Church, 8939 Montgomery Road. Marge Schott Parish Center. Includes fried cod, grilled salmon, tilapia, shrimp, pizza, fries, sweet potato fries, macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes, salad, coleslaw and applesauce. Carryout available. Cash only. $1-$8.50. 792-4600; Sycamore Township.

Eddie Gossling, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $12. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 9849288. Montgomery.


Arsenic and Old Lace, 7 p.m., Ursuline Academy, 5535 Pfeiffer Road, $4. Presented by Ursuline Stage Company. 513-791-5791. Blue Ash.



Spring Break Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mayerson JCC, $62 per day. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village. S A T U R D A Y, M A R C H 2 7


Interconnectedness.. 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Gallery Veronique, 11356 Montgomery Road. Retrospective of 40 years of paintings, drawings and sculpture by Jim Slouffman. Includes food and drinks, meet-the-artist and gallery tours. Exhibit continues through April 3. 5305379; Symmes Township.


Financial Survival Skills for Today’s Economy and Beyond, 10 a.m.-noon, Raymond Walters College, 9555 Plainfield Road. Room 100, Science and Allied Health Building. Learn to clarify financial goals and be more confident about financial future by managing you cash better through budgeting, developing a plan and seeing it through to implementation and updating your legal documents. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. 936-1577; Blue Ash. Crystals & Stones Workshop, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. United Spiritualists of The Christ Light, 4410 Carver Woods Drive. Suite 204, Information on history and formation of crystals; different types and uses; practical applications, including meditations, finding lost items and laying on of stones for healing. Tom Bohl, instructor. Includes crystal and kyanite wand. $35. Presented by United Spiritualists of the Christ Light Church. 891-5424. Blue Ash.


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

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Wilderness First Aid, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Concludes 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 28. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road. Basic course in back-country emergency response for almost any location and is also designed to meet requirements for the Boy Scouts of America. $60. Registration required. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 7924000; Blue Ash.


Spring Garden Classes, 10 a.m. Simplifying Your Landscape with James Wood. Designers Jennie Markel and Matt Perkins available to help. Bloomin Garden Centre, 8793 Kenwood Road. Free refreshments. Free. Registration required. 9848733; Blue Ash.


Coming Together in Spirit and Song, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Journey of discovering, integrating, and refining both the voice and self-expression. Ages 18 and up. Ages 21 and up. Women’s Singing Retreat: fee $65 including lunch, or $85 with additional seperate dinner & evening program. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.


Eddie Gossling, 8 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $12. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 9849288. Montgomery.


Arsenic and Old Lace, 7 p.m., Ursuline Academy, 5535 Pfeiffer Road, $4. Presented by Ursuline Stage Company. 513-791-5791. Blue Ash.


Anything Goes, 7:30 p.m. Loveland Stage Company Theatre, $16, $14 seniors and students. 697-6769; Loveland. Laura, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 684-1236. Columbia Township.



Madeira Historical Society is hosting the Spring Cleanup from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Miller House Museum, pictured, 7226 Miami Ave., Madeira. Help clean the 2-acre park area surrounding the Miller House Museum, rake and prepare gardens. The event is with Bob Brockhage, landscaper, and Betty Davis, gardener. Call 561-9069. S U N D A Y, M A R C H 2 8


Half Pint Library Book Drive. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Half Price Books, 891-7170. Kenwood.


Movie Day, 3 p.m.-4 p.m. “Rugrats Passover.” Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. $3. 7617500; Amberley Village.


Eddie Gossling, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $8, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 984-9288. Montgomery.


Arsenic and Old Lace, 7 p.m., Ursuline Academy, 5535 Pfeiffer Road, $4. Presented by Ursuline Stage Company. 513-791-5791. Blue Ash.


Laura, 2 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 684-1236. Columbia Township.

Tri-State Multiples Children’s Clothing, Toy and Equipment Sale, 8:30 a.m.11:30 a.m. Princeton Community Middle School, 11157 Chester Road. Gently used children’ merchandise. Bring bag to shop. $1. Presented by Tri-State Multiples. 8602491; Sharonville.




Grailville Garden Volunteer Day, 9 a.m.noon, Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Work in organic garden and kitchen. Wear clothes and footwear that can get dirty. Bring gloves, water, sunscreen, hat and snacks. No experience required. Free. 683-2340; Loveland.

Loveland Castle, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather permitting-call ahead. Loveland Castle, $3. 6834686; Symmes Township. M O N D A Y, M A R C H 2 9 Queen City Art Club Exhibit, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Twin Lakes at Montgomery, Free. 321-3219; Montgomery. Interconnectedness.. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Gallery Veronique, 11356 Montgomery Road. Retrospective of 40 years of paintings, drawings and sculpture by Jim Slouffman. Through April 3. 530-5379; Symmes Township.


Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; Blue Ash. Half Pint Library Book Drive. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Half Price Books, 891-7170. Kenwood.

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Zumba, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Cincy Dance Studio, 8143 Camargo Road. Suite B, $10. Registration required. 859-630-7040; Madeira.


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


Karaoke Night, 9 p.m.-midnight, Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Lobby Lounge. 793-4500; Blue Ash.


Community Passover Seder, 7:45 p.m. Chabad Jewish Center, 3977 Hunt Road. Follows 7:45 p.m. Maariv evening services. Includes recitation of the Mah Nishtanah, hand-made matzah, wine, dialogue, kosher meal and special children’s Seder. $32, $22 ages 11 and under. 793-5200; Blue Ash.

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Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; Blue Ash. Half Pint Library Book Drive. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Half Price Books, 891-7170. Kenwood.


Tai Chi Class, 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Instructed Tai Chi for beginners with Jennifer. Free. Reservations required. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


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


Paxton’s Idol, 9 p.m. Paxton’s Grill, 126 W. Loveland Ave. Karaoke competitions with prizes. 583-1717; Loveland.


Protection One: Is Your Home Safe?, 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Latest tips and suggestions to help keep you as safe as possible in your home. Ages 50 and up. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township.


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


Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Hosted by Jerome. Free. 697-9705. Loveland. Karaoke, 9 p.m. InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road. Service Industry Night with $2 beers. DJ Julie J at 9 p.m. Free. 793-2600. Blue Ash.


No Saints, No Saviors, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Music by Sonny Moorman Group. Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road. 7912753. Montgomery.


Mickey Mouse hosts a musical party at the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with favorite Disney pals in “Playhouse Disney Live!” at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, at the U.S. Bank Arena. Characters from “Little Einsteins,” “My Friends Tigger & Pooh,” and “Handy Manny,” will all take the stage live for a musical celebration. Tickets are $17, $22, $30, and $45. Call 513-562-4949 or visit or

Spring Break Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mayerson JCC, $62 per day. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.


The first Cincinnati Beerfest will offer more than 130 beers, from Cincinnati and around the world, celebrating the city’s brewing heritage, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 26-28, at the Duke Energy Center. There will also be entertainment and hometown food. Hours are 6-10 p.m. Friday, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $35 online, $40 at the door or $70 for a three-day package. Ages 21 and up. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Freestore Foodbank. Visit


Suburban Life

March 24, 2010


When will I ever be a normal person?

We can base it on low esteem or unrealistic comparisons. The fact remains that too many of us, even apparently successful people, have an unspoken suspicion Father Lou of being â&#x20AC;&#x153;less than Guntzelman othersâ&#x20AC;? or Perspectives â&#x20AC;&#x153;not normal.â&#x20AC;? That sad and secret inkling leads to the silent question, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Will people ever see me, or I see myself, as a normal and typical human?â&#x20AC;? What a relief it is to realize emotionally and intellectually that there is no such thing as being normal. Jungian analyst Lawrence Jaffe says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Normality is an abstraction derived from the study of statistics. It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really exist.â&#x20AC;? That usually takes a long time to grasp. Instead of

appreciating our unique grandeur, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re busy comparing ourselves to others, trying to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;normal,â&#x20AC;? like them. Take, for example, scientists studying stones in a certain river. They develop certain statistics. These statistics inform them that the average, or normal, stone in that riverbed is four inches long and two inches wide. Yet, a search may never find a stone exactly that size. Doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the same process occur in scientifically studying and trying to find the normal person? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Man is not complete,â&#x20AC;? writes Jung, â&#x20AC;&#x153;when he lives in a world of statistical truth. He must live in a world where the whole of a man, his entire history, is the concern, and not that of merely statisticsâ&#x20AC;Ś When everything is statistical all individual qualities are wiped outâ&#x20AC;Ś and he becomes a statistical average, a number; that is, he becomes nothing.â&#x20AC;?

We need to constantly be reminded, as Isaac Singer reminds us in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love and Exile,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every human character occurs only once in the whole history of human beings.â&#x20AC;? This uniqueness means the best advice to another is that which Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Polonius gave his son, Laertes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This above all; to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as night the day, that thou canst not then be false to any man.â&#x20AC;? Whether we are extroverts or introverts; gregarious of lovers of solitude; a mathematician or an artist â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to thine own self be true. Or as St. Francis de Sales proclaimed: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Be yourself! But be your best self.â&#x20AC;? Each of us is a mystery. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re meant to be something unprecedented, not clones of someone else. One of the hallmarks of Carl Jungâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s psychology is individuation (misunderstood at times as individuality, or a focused self-centeredness.) Individuation can

be defined as becoming what we have it in us to become. It means becoming our Creatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s image of us. There would be no such thing as individuation if there were not roadblocks, obstacles and detours on the path of our life. Then we would not need to deal with them in our own way and by our own choices. Just as there would be no path we made if there were no wilderness and undergrowth. The path toward our goal is an inner path. The singularity of our paths is part of what makes finding it and staying on it so difficult. In â&#x20AC;&#x153;Liberating the Heart,â&#x20AC;? Lawrence Jaffe writes: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing is so important as to carry your own cross, says Christ. That means the same as finding and following the path of individuation which has been prepared for you from

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March 24, 2010

What to do with your basket of eggs

It’s not official, but on my little patch of heaven, spring is here. That means pruning berry canes, raking leaves and debris from the asparagus patch, and readying the gardens for planting. It also means planning Easter brunch. I’ve been experimenting with different kinds of egg casseroles, since that’s usually the basis of our brunch. Today I’m sharing one

that is too easy but looks like you went to a lot of trouble making it. My kind of recipe!

Quiche muffins

This is a master recipe, so do with it as you like. Any kind of cooked meat works well. Or none. I made mine with 1⁄2 pound cooked sausage and chives. I layered the add-ins before pouring in the egg mixture, as it was easier to

fizz right away if it’s fresh. Write date when you open can on the lid. It’s good for about one year if kept away from heat and light.

divide evenly. Recipe doubles or triples well. Don’t omit the baking powder. It gives just the right amount of lift. Yield will depend upon size of muffin tins.

Naturally colored Easter eggs

Master recipe:

5 large or extra large eggs 1 ⁄2 cup milk 1 ⁄2 teaspoon baking powder Salt and pepper 11⁄2 cups to 2 cups shred-


Enjoy little quiches made in muffin tins with Rita’s maseter mix recipe.


ded cheese Good add-ins: 1⁄2 pound cooked sausage or bacon, crumbled, handful of chopped chives, frozen spinach, thawed and drained well, sautéed onions, leeks, mushrooms, etc.

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Preheat oven to 350. Beat eggs, milk, baking powder, salt and pepper together. Spray a 6- or 8-cup muffin tin really well, since the egg mixture tends to stick. Divide cheese among muffin tins along with other add-ins before pouring base mixture on. Check after baking 20 minutes. Toothpick inserted in center should come out clean, but don’t overbake. Can be baked up to a day ahead and microwaved gently to rewarm, or in 350 degree oven, covered, until hot throughout. Tip from Rita’s kitchen: Check baking powder for leavening power. Pour a teaspoon into 1⁄2 cup warm water. It should

I have my mom, Mary Nader, to thank for making us such “green” advocates. She colored our eggs with onion skins. When we were kids, we liked commercially colored eggs better, but as I grew older, I came to appreciate just what the onion skin eggs meant. More than just coloring, they were a way of telling a story and passing history on to the next generation. I do the same with the little ones today, and have expanded that to include more natural dyes. Here’s how I do it: In a saucepan, place as many papery outer skins of yellow and/or red onions that you have. Cover with an inch of water. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook until onion skins have colored the water, about 10 minutes. Use this same method for red cabbage (just chunk it up), beets, greens, etc. Even used coffee grounds can be used. Strain and add a tablespoon or so of clear vinegar to set the dye. Put boiled eggs in. Depending upon how long they sit in the dye, the eggs made with yellow onion skins will be pale yellow to

d a r k amber. R e d o n i o n skins produce eggs that are b r i c k / brown red. Rita Red cabHeikenfeld bage is the winner: it Rita’s kitchen m a k e s beautiful teal blue eggs! Turmeric makes the eggs more brilliantly yellow than the marigolds my dad, Charlie Nader, used to plant in front of the porch on the tiny front lawn. Turmeric colored eggs require a different method: Stir 3 tablespoons or so of turmeric in 11⁄2 cups water in saucepan. Bring to boil. Remove, let cool but don’t strain. Add a tablespoon or so of vinegar. Place boiled eggs in dye, stirring to coat. When you remove the eggs, gently wipe off turmeric with soft cloth or run them very quickly under running water.

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Suburban Life

March 24, 2010


Blue Ash dem president meets Seniors can get ‘Active for Life’ lt. gov. candidate Brown


Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, Judge Yvette Brown, meets with supporters. various other charity boards. In 2008, she was inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame. She is married to a Columbusarea high school teacher and together they have three children. Brook said that it was electrifying to be included in the reception. “Judge Brown is amazingly dynamic. Both she and Gov. Strickland believe in Ohio and together they will serve our state well.” Brook went on to add that “...while news reports seem to state otherwise, I can attest to the fact that Ohio Democrats are more than ever unified in their support of our elected officials and our leadership. We are stronger and growing in numbers which is easily exemplified by the surge in membership of the Blue Ash Northeast Democratic Club.” BANDC meets regularly September through June at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road. Club members hail from several Northeast communities, including Blue Ash, Mont-

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reward yourself; • how to overcome your own barriers to physical activity; • time and stress management. Facilitated discussions, a self-help workbook and interactive activities provide the basis for the 75-minute weekly sessions. The $15 fee covers all costs associated with the 13-week program. Active for Life classes are starting soon at five loca-

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Blue Ash Northeast Democratic Club President Julie Brook and nearly 50 other Democratic activists attended a reception for Judge Yvette McGee Brown, candidate for Ohio lieutenant governor and running mate of Gov. Ted Strickland, Feb. 19 at the offices of Manley Burke LPA. “Judge Brown is Ohio” Brook said, “100 percent Ohio educated, rising to prove that with strong family and educator support, and despite humble beginnings, when Ohio believes in you, you will succeed!” Brown is a lifelong resident of Columbus, Ohio, a graduate of Ohio University and The Ohio State University College of Law. From 1993 to 2002 she was the first African-American and second woman to serve as Judge on the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Division of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court. In 2002, Brown retired from the court to create the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where her team of 400 treats victims of child abuse and family violence. The center was a brain-child of Brown as a result of her personal experiences on court, and today helps countless numbers of people restore their lives. Brown’s program has become a national model for integration of multi-disciplinary services for child abuse. While Judge Brown mentioned that she felt personally fulfilled with the work she does, when the Governor asked her to run, she was honored to accept. Brown serves on the boards of Ohio University, OSU Medical Center and

Physical activity is an increasing topic of interest, but it can be daunting to begin a program that fits into our daily lives. Adults 50 and older can learn how to begin and maintain a more active lifestyle with the Active for Life program. Active for Life teaches that physical activity does not need to be strenuous or time-consuming to achieve health benefits. The program helps participants develop the behavioral skills needed to build moderate to vigorous physical activity into their daily lives like walking, gardening and playing with grandchildren. This is not an actual exercise class, but participants will learn: • the benefits of physical activity; • how to set goals and


Suburban Life


March 24, 2010

RELIGION Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church

Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church is offering a 13-week session of “DivorceCare,” a scripturally-based support group for men and women going through separation or divorce. The group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the church (through April 13). More information is available at the church’s Web site, or Registration is also available at either Web site or by calling the church at 561-4220. The chapel is at 5125 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 561-4220.

Ascension Lutheran Church

The church is hosting a light sandwich supper at 6 p.m. every Wednesday during Lent in the fellowship hall. All the fixin’s for a sandwich buffet and a salad will be provided. Following a short time for gathering, Pastor Josh lead a series of discussions on “being Lutheran.” Taken from the small catechism, these discussions are designed to engage those new to the Lutheran tradition and as a “refresher” for those who have been part of the Lutheran tradition for many years. A worship service will follow immediately

at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. All are welcome. The topics for each week’s discussion are: March 24, Communion, Sighs Too Deep for Words. The Lenten series is also Maundy Thursday, April 1, and Good Friday, April 2. The church is hosting “Jerusalem Market” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, for children ages 3-10. Ascension’s fellowship hall will be transformed into a Jerusalem Market with booths featuring crafts and activities reminiscent of ancient Jerusalem. Activities range from baking bread to gardening to woodworking and

beading. Children will purchase a bag of sheckels for $5 and may take their creations home with them. Call 793-3288 to make a reservation. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288.

Brecon United Methodist Church

Children’s Church, during the 10:45 a.m. hour, will be using the new curriculum “Hands-on-Bible MAX.” Each week, the children will use the Bible, love the Bible and live the Bible. Children’s Sunday School is available at 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Services are 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. The church is at 7388 East Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

Church of God of Prophecy

Dianne Steelman, Pastor 4808 Eastern Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45208 513-871-2954 Blending Contemporary & Traditional Sunday Worship - 11 :00 a.m. Wednesday Gathering - 6:00 p.m. “Meeting the Needs of a Changing Community by Sharing the Unchanging Love of God”


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8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527

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


Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

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


Mass Schedule: 8:30am & 7:15pm Mon-Fri Confession Mon & Tues 3-4pm 1st & 3rd Friday 6:45-7:45pm Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

Cincinnati Country Day School 272-5800 Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am Sunday School 10:30am Youth 7 & 8th grade 9:15am Youth 9 & 12th grade 11:45am Phone 561-6805 Fax 561-0894 INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894 Sunday Worship 8am & 9:30am

5440 Moeller Ave., Norwood 513-351-9800




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

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


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

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


7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd) Worship Schedule 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion 9:45 a.m. Sunday School and Adult Forum Pastor: Josh Miller Baby sitter provided Visit our website at:

Good Shepherd (E LCA)

Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM Child Care provided 10:30AM Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor

MT. WASHINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6365 Corbly Road 513-231-3946 Rick Riggs, Pastor Sunday Worship 10:45am Adult Sunday School 9:30am Children’s Sunday School 10:45am Visitors Welcomed "A Family in Christ and a Beacon of God’s Love for Over 150 Years"

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

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

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


FELLOWSHIP CHURCH (Preaching the Gospel of Hope) 6830 School Street


(across from Kenwood Towne Centre) Saturday night at 5:00 and Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00am Pastors: Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jesse Abbott

UNITED METHODIST 7515 Forest Beechmont Ave 231-4172

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

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 27. All are welcome. It is a free family event. Fireproof Your Marriage-The Love Dare class if from 7 to 8:30 p.m. weekly March 28 through May 1. Call the church for details. Summer Vacation Bible School will be from 9 a.m. to noon June 21-25; and 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 26-30. Registration begins April 1. Senior Men meet at 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday for lunch and fellowship. Children’s weekday groups meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with lunch and an afternoon session available on Tuesday. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families. Reservations can be made by calling the church. Church of the Saviour Book Club will discuss “The Levanter” by Eric Ambler at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at the Harper’s Point Panera. All are welcome. The church is located at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

Clough United Methodist Church

The church is hosting the Clough United Methodist Church EggStravaganza at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 27. Children ages 3 through sixth grade are invited to an Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of the church. Children can visit with the Clough Clowns and participate in a drawing for special prizes. Parents are encouraged to bring cameras to photograph their children at Easter backgrounds. Children should bring their Easter baskets. This event is free. Donations of canned food for the Food Bank at Inter Parish Ministries in Newtown will be accepted. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of rain, activities will move inside


Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr. Minister Sun. Worship 10am Wed. Worship & Bible Study Service 7pm Sunday School - All Ages 9-10:00am New National Seminary Emerging

8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "The GPS of Life: The Road to Victory"

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

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

the church. For more information, call the church office at 231-4301 or visit The church will be offering Financial Peace University, a 13-week (April 14-July 7,) video-based small group study by Dave Ramsey that teaches families how to beat debt, build wealth and give like never before. This study is open to the community and will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at the church. A free 25-minute preview class is available at noon Sunday, March 28, or at 7 p.m. Monday, April 5. The cost of materials for the course, plus shipping and handling, is $100. For more information, contact Tim Jacob at 2326080 or visit The church is at 2010 Wolfangle Road, Anderson Township; 2314301.

Connections Christian Church

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

Epiphany United Methodist Church

Worship times are: Contemporary worship at 5 p.m. Saturdays, contemporary worship at 9 a.m. Sundays and traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Easter Sunday services at Epiphany United Methodist church will be Sunday, April 4. There will be three services Easter morning: 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. will be traditional services with the contemporary service at 9 a.m. Professional childcare will be available at all services. The church is at 6635 LovelandMiamiville Road, Loveland; 6779866.

Faith Christian Fellowship Church

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

First Baptist Church of Anderson Hills

The church is planning a week of Easter Revival. At 11 a.m. Sunday, March 28, the choir will present “I Know My Redeemer Lives.” The video series “The Easter Experience” will be shown at 6:45 p.m. Monday through Saturday, March 29 through April 3. This is a seven-part series showing Jesus’ journey to the cross, his death and resurrection. A discussion period will follow. The church will host the annual EGG-

NorthStar Vineyard

Ron Vance, associate minister at the Western Hills Church of Christ, will share the Bible stories he carves in walking sticks at the noon

Tuesday, April 6, meeting of the 55+ Club of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Kenwood. The club is open to sen-

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Spring Grove Cemetery

2710 Newtown Rd. 231-8634 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School classes and nursery care for children and youth

“One Church, Many Paths”

Stravaganza from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 3, featuring an Easter egg hunt with more than 2,000 eggs along with inflatables for the children to enjoy. They will conclude the series with the ultimate culmination of the Easter experience at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 4, Resurrection Sunday. The church is at 1674 Eight Mile Road, Anderson Township; 4742441.

First Presbyterian Church of Glendale

The church is hosting “Travelogue: Northern India and Nepal” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 9. Bob and Doreen Gove, longtime residents of Glendale, share highlights from their two trips to India and Nepal. Includes refreshments. Reservations are required, call 771-6195. The church is at 155 E. Fountain Ave., Glendale; 771-6195.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The church is hosting Scrapbooking from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nearly every third Monday. Free childcare is provided. You must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. For more information, call the church at 891-1700. The dates are: April 19, May 17, June 7, July 19 and Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700.

Hartzell United Methodist

The church is hosting Lenten Fish Fries from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday through April 2. Menu of macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, bread, desert and drink will be served with entree choices of shrimp basket, two-piece grilled chicken breast, two slices cheese pizza or All-You-Can-Eat-Icelandic-Cod. The cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children (ages 5-10), and free for children under age 4. Ladies of the church provide the homemade baked desserts. Sunday Worship Services are 9 and 10:30 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s School is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. Youth Groups, Bible Studies weekly; Childcare and Transportation provided. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

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

Speaker explores ‘biblical’ walking sticks


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iors throughout the area and meets the first Tuesday of every month at the church at 7701 K e n w o o d Vance Road. “There are no strangers in this group,” said 55+ President Robert “Buzz” Dorward of Loveland, who encourages newcomers to join in the fellowship, fun, and service projects. Vance began carving in 1988 when he attended a Christian Camp. He decided to carve with a purpose and began with Bible verses etched in the wooden walking sticks. He will pass around sticks during his presentation to share the stories and the message. Vance, who has been at Western Hills since 1987, is in charge of youth and education ministry. Deadline for reservations and payment of $10 for the catered hot lunch is Monday, March 29. Send checks to club treasurer John Van Osdol, 7707 Stonehenge Drive, Cincinnati, OH 452426205.





Rasche Shannon, 27, 97 Albert St., drug possession, drug paraphernalia at 3340 Highland Ave., March 1. Tralana Barns, 29, 6920 Stratman Drive, theft at Kennedy Avenue and Duck Creek, March 3. Charles Sims, 39, 3828 Kellogg Ave., theft at 3400 Highland Ave., March 1. Rayshawn Reed, 22, 1621 Clayton Street, possession of marijuana at 3400 Highland Ave., Feb. 27. Willie Frazier, 65, 6465 Fairoaks Ave., theft at 5243 Ridge Road, Feb. 24. Jolynda Powell, 23, 128 Sheehan Ave., drug possession at 5631 Kennedy Ave., Feb. 23. Danyele Baldwin, 29, 10136 Hunter Court, drug possession at 5631 Kennedy Ave., Feb. 23. Kyrie Maxberry, 22, 5361 Winton Road, drug possession at 5361 Kennedy Ave., Feb. 23. Antonio Fuqua, 28, 3412 Evanston Ave., domestic violence at 234 Goodman Ave., Feb. 23. John Jennings, 34, 21 New Street, drug possession, drug paraphernalia at 5363 Ridge Road, Feb. 28.

Incidents/investigations Menacing by stalking

Reported at 9835 Kittywood Drive, Feb. 26.

Breaking and entering

Business opened and safebox valued at $75 removed at 5130 Kennedy Ave., March 3.


Residence entered and ring valued at $1,400 removed at 3652 Brockton Drive, March 1. Residence entered and personal information of unknown value removed at 6637 Stewart, Feb. 28.






Obstructing official business

Possession of drugs

Reported at 7701 Eustis Court, March 15.

Resisting arrest

Reported at 4323 Oakwood Avenue, March 11.


Reported at 8016 Dalton Avenue, March 11.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

Juvenile used parents car without permission, 8016 Dalton Avenu, March 11.

Unauthorized use of property

Juvenile hacked accounts of an acquaintance and changed passwords, 7150 Blue Ash Road, March 10.



Thomas A. Sharp, 70, 7724 Naomi Ave., domestic violence, Feb. 23.

At 6928 Miami Ave., Feb. 27. Occurred at Coastal Seafood at 6928 Miami Ave., Feb. 27.

Various withdrawals from fraudulent account made as 1st National Bank; $1,381.75 loss at Miami Avenue, March 4.



Telecommunications fraud

Reported at 4346 Redmont Avenue, March 15.

Incidents/investigations Attempted breaking and entering


Brenda White, 48, 11550 Olde Gate, disorderly conduct at 8540 Kenwood Road, March 3. Carton Otis, 30, 6751 Doon Ave., possession of marijuana at 7875 Montgomery Road, March 4. Elizabeth Comberger, 35, 4231 Myrtle Ave., forgery, receiving stolen property at Myrtle and Plainfield, March 3. Olga Adamenko, 34, 217 W. 12th Street, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, March 5. Kellie Bennett, 35, 1260 Jackson Street, theft, obstructing official business at 7913 Montgomery Road, March 3. Laura Eazer, 72, 5599 Kugler Mills Road, theft at 7801 Montgomery Road, Feb. 28. Juvenile Female, 17, theft, criminal tools at 7875 US 22, Feb. 28. Juvenile Male, 16, criminal trespassing at 7501 School Road, Feb. 23. Juvenile Male, 17, criminal trespassing at 7501 School Road, Feb. 23. Juvenile Female, 15, criminal trespassing at 7501 School Road, Feb. 23. Lethodia Fulton, 56, 8319 Kenwood, disorderly conduct at 8540 Ken-


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Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Purse and contents valued at $465 removed at 7729 Montgomery Road, March 4.


Residence entered at 8082 Trotters Chase, March 3.


Medication of unknown value removed at 11363 Montgomery Road, March 4. Purses valued at $1,322 removed at 7801 US 22, March 4. Bank checks removed at 8710 Kenwood Road, Feb. 28. Lockers entered and personal information of unknown value removed at 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Feb. 25. Eyeglass frames valued at $458 removed at 8040 Hosbrook Road, Feb. 23. Glasses valued at $2,250 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Feb. 22. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Feb. 22.

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Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

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Juveniles found violating curfew at 8207 Lake Avenue, March 10.

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COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP 2917 Losantiridge Ave.: Cincy Holdings LLC to Nguyen Bao-Huong; $229,000. 2917 Losantiridge Ave.: Cincy Holdings LLC to Nguyen Bao-Huong; $229,000. 7203 Mariemont Crescent: Cicak Michael to Kothegal Hari; $176,000.


3808 Lansdowne Ave.: Rebel Property Management Co. Tr to Kelly David J.; $119,000. 4052 Lansdowne Ave.: Braden James D. & Jacqueline K. to Citicorp Trust Bank Fsb; $84,000. 7232 Ohio Ave.: Ward Jack D. to Gibson Joe E.; $121,000. 7715 Eustis Court: Burzynski Benjamin & M. Abigail Y. to Perkinson Jason P.; $138,000.


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