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Columbia Twp. OKs sheriff’s deal By Rob Dowdy

COLUMBIA TWP. — With the deadline looming, Columbia Township has reached agreement with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department for patrol services. The township’s current agreement expired April 1, but the deal was extended as negotiations continue. In the new agreement, the township will pay $588,088 for 2012, $638,714 for 2013, $689,333 for 2014 and $739,959 for 2015.

Columbia Township currently pays approximately $609,000 for seven officers. The new agreement offers three years of reduced Lemon rates for the township while adding three additional deputies. Township Administrator Michael Lemon said the township has a reserve fund that will allow for the additional costs without seeking a levy. The addition-

al officers will basically be paid out of that fund for the first three years of the four-year deal. “We basically have the same or better police protection at current or lower rates,” Lemon said. The township will pay a reduced rate for each officer, with the sheriff’s department picking up remaining cost. While addressing the township’s financial issues, Fiscal Officer Paul Davis said with the sheriff’s department paying a portion of the patrol costs under

Fifty four students from Madeira High School attended the Ohio Junior Classical League Convention in Columbus. Madeira was recognized for having the largest Latin Club in the state of Ohio, with 142 members. Schools, A7

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the new deal the township won’t require a levy to pay for the new agreement. “We were happy that worked out,” Davis said. Lemon said the eventual increase in cost for the sheriff’s department agreement is likely much lower than the cost to switch police protection to another department, particularly since the current contract with the county expired this month. Columbia Township budgeted $779,268 for police services in 2011. The 2012 budget for police is $877,000.

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Arthur Cacaro, Korean War veteran who left high school to serve in the military, proudly holds his newly issued diploma. Friends there to support him are, from left: Pete Wakefield, Doug Oppenheimer, Bob Wick, Bill Case, Jim Decatur, Arthur Cacaro, Les LeFevre, Dan Henke, Bill Williamson and Tim Yeomans. THANKS TO DIANE NICHOLS

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Cacaro left high school to serve country in Korean War By Leah Fightmaster


A Korean War veteran has waited more than 50 years for a piece of paper. Not just any piece of paper, Arthur Cacaro received his high school diploma from Madeira High School Monday. The 79-year-old veteran left school during the war to join the military, but did not return to school after coming back home. Cacaro can officially call himself a high school graduate. Smiling from ear-to-ear, Cacaro stood to receive the diploma from Superintendent Stephen Kramer, and introduced his wife and daughter, as well as friends and classmates from his high school days who attended the Board of Education meeting in support Monday. He said he told all of his co-workers that he

Madeira’s Board of Education approved the resignations of five coaches. Kramer said that Athletic Director and Dean of Students Joe Kimling asked that coaches who know they will not be returning for the next season to resign so their positions can be posted and filled sooner. Coaches: » Dave Schlensker - high school girls’ basketball » Megan Lowe - high school girls’ cheerleading » Ashlee Edgell - high school swimming » Megan Feichtner - high school swimming » Jeff Evans - golf


Assistant Tuition Program Coordinator Connie Brueggeman is also retiring after working with the Madeira school district for more than 30 years. Board of Education President Pat Shea said “with great regret” he approves her retirement as well.

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The Tristate area's mild winter could have several communities on the hook for a lot of unused salt this year. Sycamore Township could be responsible for 80 percent, or 1,600 tons, of salt, but the township has nowhere to store it. The township had none of its order shipped this year, and still has salt in storage from last year. Sycamore Township is included on the city of Cincinnati's contract with Morton Salt, and the city is negotiating with the company to determine a solution, Sycamore Township Superintendent Tracy Kellums said. Morton suggested extending the contract through June 30 at no additional charge, storing, but not shipping it for an extra $4 per ton. If the township agrees to signing a new contract through April 2013, Morton will not raise the price, but will require the township to pay 4 percent of the trucks' fuel costs, Kellums said. Sycamore Township pays about $62 per ton of salt, and has storage for about 400 more tons. Storing the 1,600 tons of salt the township would receive without taking the contract extension would cost about $4,800, as well as present environmental problems, Administrator Bruce Raabe said. Kellums said the township could normally call other commuities and ask to store some of the salt, but he said everyone else is having the same problem as Sycamore. Trustee Cliff Bishop suggested taking the 400 tons the township can store, and extending the contract to avoid storage problems. For more about your community and to sign up for our newsletter, visit SycamoreTownship.


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had to leave work early to go to the meeting, and that he was very excited to get the diploma. Classmate and Madeira High School graduate Dan Henke said that Cacaro is “very proud of his Madeira roots.”

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Madeira High School is also saving money. The school recently received the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Start certification, which means it ranks in the top 25 percent of similar facilities for energy efficiency, Assistant Superintendent Kenji Matsudo said. He said the building is saving the district about $25,000 a year in energy costs as a result of more efficient updates installed in the school. The district was able to fund the updates as a result of an anonymous donation to the district by a Madeira resident about three years ago, while the elementary and middle school buldings are likely a few months away from the certification, Matsudo added.


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years, George Meyer Hardware in Madeira was the place to go for hand tools, janitorial supplies and office products. You could rent yard tools, get extra car keys cut and fill propane tanks. Established in 1912, the business on Laurel Avenue closed late last year. The building is abuzz with activity again as workers prepare for the grand opening at the beginning of May for its new tenant: the McCabe Do It Center. This is great news, said Stephen Shaw, president of the Madeira Chamber of Commerce. “The reopening of a hardware store at that location returns to Madeira a tradition of family service and great products at a convenient location,” Shaw said. “The Chamber of Commerce welcomes McCabe and looks forward to working with McCabe Do It Center as a valuable addition to our business district.” Shaw said that whenever he visits a small town, he is drawn to the local hardware store. “Each has its unique character and style,” Shaw said. “All have an incredible assortment of tools, pieces, parts and paints. “So it was with great sadness that I learned of the closing of George Mey-

Columbia Twp. residents may see savings By Rob Dowdy

Alejandro Rodriguez of Hamilton works to get the new McCabe Do It Center in Madeira ready for its grand opening. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

McCabe Do It Center will open soon in the building vacated by George Meyer Hardware in Madeira. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

er Hardware,” Shaw said. “Meyer Hardware was a community fixture for as long as anyone and their grandfather could remember.

“It was a family-owned business in a world dominated by big box stores.” Shaw said he was relieved to learn that the McCabe Do It Center, also

a family-owned business, would be reopening the store. “It is crucial for us shop at our local merchants to preserve the quality and quantity of stores and the wonderful diversity of businesses in Madeira,” Shaw said. “I hope the community recognizes the value of their commitment to Madeira and makes McCabe their first stop for hardware, paint, lumber and more.” For more about your community, visit Madeira. Get regular Madeira updates by signing up for our email newsletter. Visit

COLUMBIA TWP. — Residents in Columbia Township are expected to soon see a savings on their electricity bill. The township is nearly finished with the aggregation process, which began last year with residents voting for the energy aggregation issue on the November ballot. Aggregation allows communities to join together to negotiate energy rates. The larger the pool of communities, the Lemon more competitive the rates are for residents in those communities. The township selected Dayton Power & Light for its aggregation electricity provider. Township Administrator Michael Lemon said the supplier offered a rate of 4.55 cents per kilowatt hour, which was “significantly lower than current rates.” While the township originally expected to begin the energy aggregation in April, that date

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was pushed back a couple weeks. “We expect all this to be initiated in May,” Lemon said. Once the program begins, residents are expected to save between 15 and 20 percent on their electricity bills. Residents can expect letters in the coming days that offer the details of the opt-out aggregation program as well as information on how to remove themselves from the program if they don’t want to participate. Resident Les Hemmingway, who voted for the measure last year, said he’s in favor of the township’s effort to save money on energy costs through aggregation. “It sounds like a pretty good idea for the township,” he said. Hemmingway said with many residents dealing with difficult economic times any opportunity to save money should be considered.

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She said the committee determined there are three categories of students who pursue alternative options for education. “Off track” students might have failed a class, moved into the district or had an illness, for example, and need to change their curriculum to graduate. Some students might want to replace a prerequisite to move further ahead in a subject, and others might want to pursue something the district does not offer. Evans returned to the business partnership

Madeira’s Board of Education is considering new routes of learning to teach its students. The Madeira City School District Planning Commission recently conducted an “Alternative Learning Options” study to determine if there are other methods of teaching students rather than just standing in front of the class and giving a lecture, said chairwoman Allison Evans.

outside of the classroom. She added that the commission could not discredit extracurricular activities, such as clubs and teams, as additional learning activities, because they can provide lessons to learn practical skills. “(Clubs) might not look innovative,” she said, “but a student organizing, planning and budgeting provides them with important skills to take forward.” Highly motivated students can also design a program that meets a course credit but serves an alternate purpose, such as creating an advanced placement class the district does not offer, Evans said. Called a flex credit, students have to prove to the guidance office it is rigorous enough to substitute for a standing class and have to fall within the guidelines for the state of Ohio, said Assistant Superintendent Kenji Matsudo.

projects some Madeira students have been participating in, which students are partnered with a company and work on a project that an employee at that company might do. Partnership students do not receive school credit for their participation, but get internship credit on their transcripts. Evans said that most students she spoke to about the project maintained that they would rather not receive school credit, but continue to say that the partnership was something they achieved



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“There’s nothing stopping them, and they’re capable of teaching themselves all kinds of things,” Evans said. “… It’s refreshing to know students jump on to learning just to learn.” While the commission recommended considering and potentially implementing more alternative learning options for Madeira students, the district should use discretion with how many it offers. The commission said the alternative options should be a specific solution to a specific problem, such as a student who needs additional help with algebra. “Students have a variety of study habits, and I don’t know if the right answer is to just push more content onto kids,” Evans said.

He added that if a student is not a motivated learner and is only trying to skip taking a class, it will become apparent. The commission presented several other ideas, such as online classes for students who failed a class or need extra help outside of the classroom, downloading free lectures by Ivy League professors from iTunesU, school districts partnering to provide an additional class one district alone would not have enough students for and allowing students to take college classes that count as both high school and college credits, Evans said. She added she has heard a lot of stories about students who wanted or needed to learn something a class was not teaching them, possibly for college essays or a job, so they picked up a book and taught themselves.

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A6 • SUBURBAN LIFE • APRIL 25, 2012 Sycamore Township is currently reviewing the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office’s contract for township patrols. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Department decreases firefighters on duty By Leah Fightmaster

The latest move to reduce Sycamore Township’s fire and EMS budget came from the fire department itself. Fire Chief William Jetter said that he has decided to reduce the number of full-time staff members on duty in the township from 14 to 12. He said that seven firefighters would be on duty at the south fire station, 8540 Kenwood Road, while five would staff the north station, 11580 Deerfield Road. The change, taking effect May 1, is expected to save the township about $200,000 between now and the end of 2012, Jetter said. He added that staff members are not being let go for the change, but when firefighters leave for other jobs, some positions will

not be replaced. “It’s a matter of how we’re going to have to do more with less,” he said. “We have to be in budget and this is one way we can do that.” Jetter said it is not uncommon for the fire department to run short, after staff members call off or go home sick. A mutual aid agreement, which means if a fire station needs back up services another department will assist, allows the reduction to work without compromising safety, he said. “If we need help, we call our neighbors,” he said. “It’s shared services at its finest.” While staff reduction is not the case with sheriff patrols, the Board of Trustees discussed the new contract the township received from the sheriff. Law Director Doug

Miller said the costs of the township’s patrols begins at about $69,000 and increases $6,000 each year during the threeyear contract, being subject to a collective bargaining agreement. Board of Trustees President Tom Weidman said the costs are net prices, so they should not increase. Miller said he added a part that if the township decides to decrease its number of deputies, it will give the sheriff 60 days notice, and after that he is responsible for those officers. He added the contract did not mention that if the township adds any patrols, the sheriff will cover the cost of half the total price for that year. For more about your community and to sign up for our newsletter, visit SycamoreTownship.

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Stamping Buddies, Deer Park's newest business for crafts and scrapbooking supplies. The store also has this craft room, stocked full with stamps, inks, pens, markers, stickers, paper and other items. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Stamping Buddies, Deer Park's newest business for crafts and scrapbook supplies, offers products larger stores might not offer, such as full lines of inks and other products. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS of the building, but also a smaller room off the store for people to come in and work on crafts. Koch said she plans on hosting craft, scrapbooking and birthday parties, while on any given day, someone can come in and use her crafting supplies and sit in the room for $5 an hour. Customers who bring their own supplies and just want to get out of the house to work on their crafts are welcome to just come sit in the craft room and work for free, Koch added. She is planning on having scrapbooking, kids craft and jewelry classes in the near future, which she hopes will introduce crafting to the area for people who can not afford to go to larger stores and pay for individual crafting items. While business has been somewhat slow since opening, Koch added there are always people coming in and out of her store. Her three sisters and

brother, as well as her children, help her with the store. Koch wishes that her mother could have lived to see her open the store. She said the experience so far “has been incredible,” and while she does not think she will “make a killing here,” she likes being in Deer Park and the people. “I like Deer Park because I like being close to my kids,” she said. “There’s a lot of nice, great people in Deer Park, and a lot of business comes from people who want to do (crafting) as inexpensive as possible.” Stamping Buddies, on the corner of Galbraith and Blue Ash roads in Deer Park, is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., and closed on Monday. For more about your community, visit DeerPark.

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Fifty four students from Madeira High School attended the Ohio Junior Classical League Convention in Columbus. At the conference, Madeira was recognized for having the largest Latin Club in the state of Ohio, with 142 members. This is quite a feat for a small school like Madeira, where the average graduating class has between 100-120 students. The club is under the leadership of Magistra Jen Bruening, a former MHS Latin Club member. Madeira continued their tradition of excellence, which began during the tenure of retired Latin teacher Kay Fluharty, at the OJCL conference. Many students were recognized for their projects, ranging from jewelry and photography to maps, charts, and models. These students were awarded first place in their categories: » Kevin Bradner – woodworking/metalworking » Maggie Gray – ink drawing » Bette Hopkin – charcoal drawing; and mosaic » Riley Kane – drawn map » Robbie Kneip – tile mosaic » Sam Medert – traditional photo » Blake Wainscott – drawn poster Receiving second place in their categories were: » Will Andre – drawn map » Sarah Andrews – construct-

Madeira Latin teacher Jen Bruening (middle row, far left) with part of the MHS convention delegation, ready for the Roman banquet. THANKS TO JUDY


ed chart » Alex Cummings – drawn chart » Evan Cummings – constructed map » Jack Good – doll » Tony Grigg – metalworking/woodworking » Riley Kane – constructed map » Laura Smith – jewelry Bette Hopkins’ bead mosaic of Medusa was singled out by the judges to receive “Best of Show” over all other projects. Parents were able to view all the projects at an open house March 11 at the high school. In addition to the projects that are done before the convention, students participated in academic testing and creative arts presentations at the conference.

Robbie Kneip placed third overall in vocabulary; Jack Good placed first in Latin recitation and fifth in grammar, and Susan Wallace placed first in oratory; second in Latin recitation, and third in Latin sight reading. In the overall sweepstakes, Susan Wallace received second place in creative arts, Burke Evans was fifth in creative arts, and Bette Hopkins was fifth in graphic arts. OJCL club projects are also rated. Again, Madeira continued its winning tradition with superior ratings on their publication, banner and scrapbook, and excellent ratings on their club project and service. In the overall sweepstakes, Madeira’s Latin Club placed third in the state.

St. Xavier High School recognized 18 students this year as National Merit Finalists. All 18 students will be in contention for scholarship money through the National Merit Scholarship Corp. The program is a national program that represents and honors the top one percent of all PSAT scores from across the country. St. Xavier students earning this prestigious recognition include: Gabriel Albacarys (45069), Mark Boemker (45040), Nathan Duderstadt (45236), Alexander Heilman (45252), Benjamin Holt (45069), Ryan Kindell (45224), Samuel Kramerfiely (45242), Andrew Lindsay-Diaz (45252), Saxon Lea (45649), Zachary Lutz (45052), Jacob Martin (45140), Erik Nelson (45243), John Stein (45243), Jeff Stewart (45242), Lyon Wang (45249), Sven Wang (45249), Benjamin Weiner (45238) and Ryan Welch (45241). Principal David Mueller gathered the finalists and presented them with their certificates as National Merit Finalists in Feb-

ruary. As he congratulated the young men Mueller said, “You have remarkable intellectual talents. Congratulations on studying hard to develop your talents, and thank you for putting your talents to work in service to others through your involvement in community service, clubs, and leadership. The world needs more smart people who do good things for others. You’ve all made a difference here at St. Xavier and I look forward to hearing about the difference you make at your universities and in your careers.” St. Xavier President Fr. Tim Howe took part in congratulating the young men as well. “Your achievement brings glory to yourselves and to our school,” he said. “As you plan for your future and the next step in college, professors have told me that they can pick out our graduates in their classes. They are not only intelligent, as you are, but reflective and deep thinkers who can puzzle through an issue and its context and consequences.”

The St. Xavier High School as National Merit Finalists are, first row from left, Gabriel Albacarys, Sven Wang, Lyon Wang, Samuel Kramerfiely, Andrew Lindsey-Diaz, Jacob Martin; second row, Mark Boemker, Erik Nelson, Nathan Duderstadt, Alexander Heilman, Ryan Welch; third row, Jeff Stewart, Saxon Lea, Ryan Kindell, Benjamin Holt, Benjamin Weiner. Not in photo John Stein and Zachary Lutz. THANKS TO TONY SCHAD.

Mount Notre Dame’s playwright debuts show Mount Notre Dame’s showcasing a romantic comedy that entwines the typical struggles of a young woman and her journey for love with the help of the Greek god’s and goddesses to guide her on this journey. This plays takes a typical love story with an atypical approach and has audience members laughing, learning, engaging and being entertained with “Myth: The Musical.” This comic take combines humor with the time-

less test of a quest for love and historic mythical figures that inspire a modern young woman. Tom Geier, MND English teacher of 37 years, wrote this play for MND. His creativity and knowledge of mythology writing is paired with talent and acting to share the best of mythology and acting. He attributes his inspiration coming from his many years of teaching classical literature and with teaching it in an all young women school.

Wayne Peppercorn, MND psychics teacher of 10 years, wrote all the music for this play; Shelly Brauer, MND Art Department chair, created all the artwork for this production. Mark your calendars for April 27 at 8 p.m. and April 28 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. The play will be performed at the Salerno Center for the Performing Arts at Mount Notre Dame.


St Gertrude School eighth-grade teacher and academic fair chairperson Brian Suddendorf coaches students during their recent competition held on their campus. THANKS TO JEFF PLATE

St. Gertrude students excel at academic fair

Six 11th grade students from The Seven Hills School recently won second place in a Chinese signing competition at The Confucius Institute on the campus of Miami University. Elizabeth Young, Carly Harten and Allan Loeffler, all of Anderson Township, as well as Sara Hodgkins, of Sycamore Township, Terrance Webb, of Deer Park, and Lin Liu, of Montgomery, offered a group performance in Chinese that helped them earn the award. From left, are Webb, Young, Harten, Loeffler, Hodgkins and Liu. THANKS TO SUSANNA MAX

While athletic competitions at the state level occur throughout the school year, academically-oriented contests are just beginning to heat up. Across Ohio, students are putting on display this winter what they have been hard at work since last fall. St. Gertrude School in Madeira conducted its 2012 academic fair Jan. 25. “It was a tremendous success,” eighth-grade teacher and academic fair chairperson Brian Suddendorf said. “There were184

projects in the physical and social science realms that competed and 71 of them (or 39 percent) received the rating of superior.” At St Gertrude School, grades four through eight compete in physical and social sciences, but only grades seven and eight will go on to district competitions in the science areas in the coming weeks. Twenty-seven junior high projects earned superior ratings and will advance to the next level of competition.



Rosenblum has leg up in life’s marathon

IH sprinter off to Miami University By Scott Springer


Girls track

» At the CHL Relays at Indian Hill April 17, the Lady Braves were second. Indian Hill won the distance medley, 4x100, 4x400 and 4x800. » Madeira won the sprint medley at the CHL Relays April 17. » Deer Park took the discus and shot put at the CHL Relays.

Boys track

» Moeller won the Mount Healthy Owls Classic April 13. Junior Zach Hoffman won the 1,600 meter run, sophomore Andreas Pfaller the 110 hurdles and senior Kevin RobinsonWhite the shot put. Moeller was second at the LaRosa’s Classic at La Salle April 19. Hoffman won the 800 and 1600, Pfaller the 110 and 300 hurdles and the Crusaders took the 4x400. » Madeira won the sprint medley at the CHL Relays at Indian Hill on April 17. » Deer Park won the 1,600 medley relay and discus at the CHL Relays April 17.


Indian Hill's Sarah Rosenblum cruises to the finish at the Madeira Invitational for the Lady Braves. Rosenblum runs the 100, 200, 4x100 and 4x200 for coach Susan Savage. THANKS TO MARK ROSENBLUM

Indian Hill senior Sarah Rosenblum comfortably holds the lead in a preliminary race at the Madeira Invitational April 12. THANKS TO MARK ROSENBLUM

event she figures to excel in as the season goes on. “I haven’t been pushed yet, I can get in the low 26s,” Rosenblum said. As a senior leader, she also knows the competitive level of the usually successful Indian Hill girls squad. The Lady

Braves are tough in all relays, but there’s always room for improvement. They currently are first or second in the CHL in all four relays. “We have Julia Sewell who’s a great freshman coming in,” Rosenblum said. “She has so much broad talent, we need to figure out where we can place her to get the best of her abilities. Senior Kasey Schumacher has been injured a little bit, so it’s hard. We need to get her healthy.” Just like her coach must juggle the relays, Rosenblum often has several objects in the air. Her participation in the international DECA event will force her absence in some meets, but she’ll be back in time for the league championships. While it’s difficult to miss some sprints, positioning in life’s marathon must take precedence.

Moeller returns from spring break ball By Scott Springer

KENWOOD — The idea of a spring break trip in most sports is to get away from the unpredictable Tri-State weather and get some games in against decent competition in a warmer climate. With that in mind, Moeller baseball packed up the Airstream and ventured to Georgia for some good old-fashioned southern hardball April 11-14. What they got was weather very similar to Cincinnati, but some productive days on the ball yards. “They were just like playing GCL South teams,” Crusaders coach Tim Held said. “Loganville was a preseason top 25 pick by Baseball America. They’re very, very good; they just had one bad inning.


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INDIAN HILL — The current Cincinnati Hills League leader in the 100 and 200 meters will be off to Oxford this fall to run for the Miami University women’s track team. Recruited by assistant coach Brian Etelman, Indian Hill senior Sarah Rosenblum hopes to turn her diversified talents into success on and off the track. A short distance and relay specialist for coach Susan Savage, Rosenblum will stretch out at Miami. “After talking with coach Etelman, he thinks by the time I leave I’ll be more of a 400/800 runner,” Rosenblum said. “I’m going to begin in the 100 and 200. He thinks because of the drive that I have that I’d be a better long sprinter.” Rosenblum certainly has drive, whether it be in the home stretch or in the classroom. She’s already a district champion with the DECA organization for her skills in marketing management and she took second in the state competition. At the end of April, she’ll compete at the DECA International championships in Salt Lake City. Her marketing interest came from a business internship with the Walnut Group. “It’s a private equity firm as well as partners with Management One, a sports management firm and NFL agency,” Rosenblum explained. “I got to see how all that works and the networking was just really neat.” In working with sports agent Jimmy Gould, she met the likes of Bengals Frostee Rucker and Andre Smith, basketball Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson, author Nicholas Sparks and Lesley Stahl of “60 Minutes” fame. Already on the fast track with her business connections, Miami’s scholastic program was able to sway her away from an earlier desire to go to Michigan State. “I was 100 percent positive I wanted to be a marketing management major with a minor in public relations,” Rosenblum said. “After talking with coach Etelman at Miami, I ended up really loving the program. It just felt like the right place.” In Oxford, she’ll also be near some familiar lakes. In addition to having speed and grace on the running track, Rosenblum is a competitive water skier, nationally ranked in slalom and tricks. Her favorite venue is the notoriously named Lake Lattawatta in Hamilton, not all that far from Miami University. By surf or turf, Rosenblum has commanded attention. She can even provide her own drum roll as a member of the drum line in the Indian Hill Marching Band. Her track accolades have earned her co-captain status and she regularly competes in the two short sprints as well as the 4x100 and 4x200 relay. As of April 20, she’s at 13.1 in the 100 and 27.41 in the 200 - an


Moeller senior Brian Burkhart delivers the ball April 11 against Loganville (Georgia). THANKS TO SCOTT SIMPSON

Pope, who we played on the second night, has a kid who throws 95 miles per hour. Fortunately, we didn’t have to face him. Sprayberry, who we played Saturday, was solid.” The results was a 2-1 mark below the

Mason-Dixon line and some valuable bonding experience that can’t be duplicated by meeting for a game after a long school day. It’s something Moeller has done in other sports, particularly with their successful basketball program. “I coached under coach (Carl) Kremer early in my career and learned what those trips were about and what goes into it,” Held said. “We have families that are fortunate enough to do a lot of fund-raising, because they’re not cheap.” Since coming back across the mighty Ohio, the Crusaders have continued with good outings with pitching consistency being key. Senior Zach Williams was unbeaten at press time. See BASEBALL, Page A9

» Moeller shutout Sprayberry (Georgia) 6-0 April 14. Senior Phillip Diehl had the shutout. Senior Ryan LeFevers and sophomore Riley Mahan drove in three runs each. On April 16, Moeller beat Alter 7-2 as Zach Williams struck out 12 to go to 5-0. Ryan LeFevers, Spencer Iacovone and Nick Edwards all homered. The Crusaders beat Chaminade-Julienne 5-1 on April 17 behind John Tanner. Brian Burkhart got the win on April 18 as Moeller beat Badin 3-1. » Madeira beat Indian Hill 13-6 on April 16. Andrew Benintendi got the win and his seventh homer. Zach Jansen hit his fourth home run, while sophomore Josh Lowndes hit his first. The Mustangs beat Finneytown 13-1 in five innings April 18. Junior Zach Jansen drove in three runs. On April 20, Benintendi drove in five and Jansen two as Madeira beat Finneytown 12-1 in five innings behind Griffin Tate.


» Indian Hill blanked Madeira 9-0 as Ally Hermes went to 5-1 on April 16. Hermes got her sixth win as the Lady Braves beat Mariemont 16-1 April 18. Jeannette Jinkinson was 4-4. Jinkinson had four more hits on April 20 as Indian Hill beat Mariemont again in five innings, 22-3.


» Madeira shutout Winton Woods 5-0. Junior John Muenz and seniors Richard Herndon and Jake Blackwelder won in singles April 16. The Mustangs also shutout ClintonMassie 5-0 on April 17. Included were doubles wins by seniors Alec Freytag/ Adam Gjessing and junior James O’Connor and freshman Travis Freytag. The Mustangs blanked McNicholas on April 18. On April 20, Madeira got by Batavia 3-2 as junior Luke Abner had a singles win. » Indian Hill beat the St. Xavier “B” team 4-1 on April 17. Aloke Desai, RJ Joshi and Will Jaroszewicz had singles wins. On April 18, the Braves beat Moeller 3-2 as Aloke and Saahil Desai won in doubles along with Alex Fixler and Henry Kramer. In the Coaches Classic April 19, Aloke Desai made it to the semifinals in first singles, Jaroszewicz made the finals in third singles and sophomores Trevor Cohen and Ian Mandybur made the finals in second doubles.

Girls lacrosse

» Indian Hill beat McAuley 10-8 on April 17. Emma Goold scored five goals including the 100th of her career.


» Moeller beat Purcell-Marian 25-4, 25-6, 25-10 on April 17. On April 20, the Crusaders beat St. Xavier 2830, 25-23, 24-26, 27-25, 15-12.




Deer Park junior Amberly Moore races to the finish in a meet at Bethel-Tate April 16. Moore won the 100 in 13.57 and Deer Park’s girls finished second in the meet behind the host Lady Tigers. SCOTT SPRINGER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

BRIEFLY Free throw champions

Ryan Korengel talks with Jay Bruce before throwing out the first pitch to the Reds outfielder April 10 prior to the Reds and Cardinals game at Great American Ballpark.

Korengel throws a strike Madeira High School’s Ryan Korengel threw out the first pitch at the Reds game April 10. Not surprisingly, he threw a strike to Jay Bruce. Since being struck by a tree limb because of Hurricane Ike winds in September 2008, Korengel has been able to participate in many school activities despite limited use of his left side. He serves as Madeira’s baseball manager and is on the golf team with a onehanded swing that often finds the fairway. For more on Ryan’s triumphs go to For video of Ryan’s pitch go to

Championship with the goal of growing the focus and discipline required to achieve athletic excellence, which is valuable in the faith formation and character development of young people. Healthy competition helps young people to handle both good fortune and adversity with grace and dignity.

Griffin steps up to bat for Asbury University Madeira High School senior Griffin Tate recently signed a letter of commitment to continue his education at Asbury University in Wilmore, Ky. He will play intercollegiate baseball for Eagles head coach Bob Silvanik. Tate plays first base and pitches for the Madeira High Mustangs. The Mustangs are currently the top-ranked team in the Cincinnati Enquirer area Divisions II-IV baseball coaches’ poll and were the Division III state runnerups in 2011. The 6’2” athlete plays summer baseball with the Lakota Diamond Dawgs and is a graduate of IMG Baseball Academy Camps in Bradenton, Fla., and the Tom House Pitching Clinics. He has been honored as a Blue-Grey Classic nominee and Demarini Top96 participant. Tate has worked as a summer camp instructor at Cincinnati Baseball School and

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Ryan Korengel before going out and throwing out the first pitch to Jay Bruce during pre-game festivities April 10 as the Reds played the Cardinals.

Baseball Continued from Page A8

Madeira High senior Griffin Tate signs a letter of commitment to play intercollegiate baseball at Asbury University in Wilmore, Ky. From left are Asbury assistant coach Steve Marks, Griffin Tate and Asbury head coach Bob Silvanik. THANKS TO PAUL TATE CHCA Summer Flight. The LaGrange, Ga., native is the son of Paul and Shelia Tate of Madeira. He is a member of the Madeira High Chorus and Select Vocal Ensemble. In addition, he is active in the student ministry program at Horizon Community Church and plays guitar for the worship team. He intends to major

in Broadcast Communications at Asbury. Asbury is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). The school competes within the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC).


Jordan Simpson skies above second base on a play for Moeller against Pope (Georgia) April 12. The Crusader shortstop will be playing baseball at Furman next season.


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chi, the other seniors, are hitting the ball really well. Spencer Iacovone, our DH, is hitting almost .500 and has a couple home runs and sophomore Zack Shannon has a couple home runs as well.” Another sophomore, Riley Mahan is at third base for Held, with last year’s third baseman Simpson moving over to shortstop. “That’s his natural position, where he’ll end up in college (Furman) who

knows,” Held said. “He’s such a tremendous team leader; I needed to have him in the middle of the field directing the traffic.” Up ahead for the Crusaders is a rematch with Elder in the “Pink Game” April 25 benefiting breast cancer awareness through the Pink Ribbon Girls and FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) at Schuler Park. The following day, St. Xavier visits Schuler Park for a date with Moeller.

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“Every start he’s been out there we’ve hit the ball and supported him,” Held said. “He’s averaging almost six innings per start.” Just behind Williams in earned run average is Brian Burkhart, John Tanner and Phillip Diehl. “Brian Burkhart probably draws the toughest matchups,” Held said. “He’s throwing well. John Tanner hasn’t had much luck in decisions. Phillip Diehl’s been great; he threw a shutout against Sprayberry.” Helping with run support for the Moeller hurlers is first-team all-state selection Ty Amann, a steady performer, and a deep cast of Crusaders. “He’s picking up where he left off,” Held said of Amann. “He’s got five triples. The school record is like seven, so he’s hitting it even with the new bats. Ryan LeFevers, Jordan Simpson, Brad Maccioc-

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CH@TROOM April 18 question Do you believe pastor and author Rick Warren’s assertion that dogs and cats go to heaven? Why or why not?

Hattie Lou Schneider at the Madeira Art Fair in 1980. THANKS TO MARK SCHNEIDER

Art Show easel-y a tradition On Sunday, May 6, Madeira will once again celebrate its leading civic event, the annual Madeira Art Fair. This year’s Art Fair is the 52nd, having first occurred in 1961. More than 120 artists will display the results of their skill and craft, and will offer many creative items for sale. I wonder how many of the expected 3,000 visitors who will browse the Art Fair booths will Carl Schneider have any idea COMMUNITY PRESS how this attractive exhibition GUEST COLUMNIST got started probably few could imagine the humble beginnings. I know it, because 51 years ago, my wife, Hattie Lou Schneider, a second-year member of the new Madeira Woman’s Club, suggested a community activity the club could sponsor that would provide pleasure and entertainment for many local people at a very low cost to the club. Hattie Lou, a recent design arts graduate from UC’s School of Applied Arts, painted as a hobby and was proficient with oils and water colors. She knew that there were other amateur painters in Madeira who were proud of their artistic endeavors and would welcome the opportunity to display their works to their friends and neighbors. The Woman’s Club gave her a goahead to try to produce an Art Show as a club sponsored activity. The first Madeira Art Show

Carl Schneider and Hattie Lou Schneider. Hattie was one of the founders of the Madeira Art Fair. THANKS TO MARK SCHNEIDER was not a sidewalk fair as it is now, but instead it took place in the basement of the old Madeira Municipal Building, at the corner of Miami and Euclid, where the current Municipal Building is also located. Twenty-three local artists brought their work to the Municipal Building basement, and most brought more than one item. Space was very limited since the basement housed the Madeira Police Office, and also was used for storage of some items too large for closets. Trying to achieve an attractive display, Hattie Lou decided the arrangement of the art, and her “stagehand,” (me), set it up, with assistance from our 10-

year-old son, Gary. Paintings and drawings were displayed on tables, chairs, and on easels borrowed from Bill Jones, a Madeira resident and painter who maintained a personal art gallery in his garage. In the second year of the show, it overflowed the basement into the Municipal Building parking lot, and the third year many out of town artists registered and the show became a Sidewalk Art Show, with booths along Miami Avenue. Hattie Lou was chairman of the Art Fair eight times in its first 20 years. Carl Schneider is a resident of Madeira.

“I certainly hope that they do! If you take the Bible passage in Isaiah 11:6 literally (“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them”), you would certainly conclude that there will be animals in Heaven. And people will no longer kill the animals ... all will be vegetarians, as death will be a thing of the past for all who reside there. “Many people incorrectly assume that only humans have a spirit, but God puts the breath of life (a.k.a. “spirit”) into each living creature. As long as something can breathe, it has a spirit. When the body dies, the breath/spirit goes back to He who made it and the body is no longer alive (”the dead know nothing ... they are asleep.”) When that breath/ spirit is put back into a body, it becomes a living soul (check this out in the book of Genesis). The body without the spirit/ breath is not alive, but when Jesus comes again, the spirits will be placed into immortal bodies and will become living souls which will never die. “Based on the Scriptures I have read, I would assume that animals could also become immortal and will be our good friends, no longer fearing that we will kill them for food, fun, medical research, or pleasure. Perhaps this will happen only for those animals whose owners are deemed worthy for Heaven. Who knows? Then again, maybe all animals will be resurrected, as so many of them had to give their lives at the hand of Man. We won’t know until Jesus comes back and takes the righteous to Heaven at His second resurrection. I certainly hope that the animals will be going, as Heaven sure wouldn’t be as much fun without them!” C.H. “That would require that one believes in the concept of heaven and hell in the first place.” J.K. “I am not so sure heaven will be there when I need it. Why should I be worried about dogs and cats? What about snakes and pet skunks. I don't want to be cleaning up pet poop

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in heaven. I hope not.”


“Who really knows for certain if there is a heaven or not? I hope there is, but I wish I could find proof. “My childhood training in parochial schools insisted that only human beings go to heaven, but no one can know for certain. We simply do not know if there is a life after death, though many intelligent people (like Dinesh D'Souza) have made persuasive arguments in favor of belief. Since we cannot prove ‘heaven’ we obviously can't prove that animals don't go there, nor do we really know what existence in heaven would be like. I keep hoping.” Bill B. “Well, being a believer of God and Jesus Christ, I am certain they do, and why not? “Just as we are taught the belief of heaven and hell, what animal, especially our beloved pets do something that bad to deserve the abusive treatment as you see on the ASPCA commercials by the way they suffer. Unconditional love is what a pet brings us, no matter how we feel, or how they are treated. So, my answer is a firm YES, there is a pet heaven!” O.H.R. It depends upon your religious beliefs whether there will be animals in heaven. Since all who live in heaven are immortal I have to wonder why God would grant eternal life to certain animals. So I don't agree with Mr. Warren. By the way, does Mr. Warren also believe there are dogs and cats in hell?” R.V. “I have never heard about this, but from what I see of people the cats and dogs are much better candidates for heaven.” D.D.

Always good time to plan for your financial future Spring is officially here. That means it’s time for spring cleaning! People everywhere are shedding the effects of fall and winter. What about dusting off your long-term financial plan? April is National Financial Literacy Month – the perfect time to spring into action when it comes to planning your financial future. If you already have a plan, this is a great opportunity to take review and update it, if there have been changes in your family situation or circumstances. According to a 2011 survey by the Employee Benefit Research

Institute, more than half of workers report they’ve put away less than $25,000 in total savings and investments; about 30 percent have less than $1,000 saved for the future. It is never too late to begin saving for your retirement – no matter what your age. If retirement is near, you’ll want to jump into the fast lane right away. If you’re younger and retirement seems a lifetime away, it’s still in your best interest to begin saving now, as compound interest will work to your advantage. Experts agree that saving when you’re young will make a world of difference



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Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Binzer blesses the work of these local students as they headed off for a 48-hour Urban Plunge in Over-the-Rhine organized by the ND Club of Greater Cincinnati. From left: St. Mary's student Hannah Bruggeman (Mariemont), and Notre Dame students Emily Kaes (Montgomery), Adele Bruggeman (Mariemont), Christina Mondi (Hamilton) and Lizzy Millea (Delhi Township). THANKS TO MAUREEN GEARIN

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bout 200 local graduates, current students, recently admitted high school seniors and friends of the University of Notre Dame gathered at St. Xavier High School for the Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati’s annual Communion Breakfast. Auxiliary Bishop Joseph R. Binzer celebrated the Mass with The Rev. Timothy Howe, president of St. Xavier, concelebrating. Chaired by Don Karches (ND ‘82) of North Bend, the event included the presentation of the club’s 2012 Exemplar Award to P. Declan O’Sullivan, co-founder of Catholic Men’s Fellowship followed by a breakfast buffet. Also attending were five local students from Notre Dame and St. Mary’s College who were leaving straight from the Mass to participate in a 48-hour Urban Plunge in Over-the-Rhine, cosponsored by the Notre Dame Center for Social Concerns and the ND Club of Greater Cincinnati. Bishop Binzer gave the Urban Plunge participants a special blessing before they left for the hands-on social service learning experience chaired by local ND alumna Michelle Simon and including service opportunities at St. Vincent DePaul, Nast Trinity United Methodist Church, Our Daily Bread, Over-the-Rhine Community Housing, LeBlond Boys & Girls Club, Choices Café, and St. Francis Seraph Ministry. A highlight of the Communion Breakfast each year is the presentation of the club’s Exemplar Award, established as an annual club award in 2002 to promote and hold up as an example the ideals and achievements of Greater Cincinnati or University individuals who have provided exemplary, life-long service to humanity through career or volunteer involvement. The 2012 award honored P. Declan O’Sullivan for his vision and leadership in many professional, civic and religious callings, including his prominent role as a

From left: Exemplar Award Committee Chair John Planalp (Wyoming) and event chair Don Karches (North Bend) congratulate Exemplar Award winner Declan O'Sullivan and his wife, Rosemarie (Mount Lookout), with Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Binzer adding his encouragement. THANKS TO DENNIS FUREY

Event chair Don Karches (North Bend), left, young alum Bobby Burger (Green Township), and recent graduate and current ND Law School student Adam Mathews (West Chester Township) enjoy the breakfast after Mass. THANKS TO DENNIS FUREY co-founder of the Catholic Men’s Fellowship of Greater Cincinnati 25 years ago. Through this outreach, thousands of men in Cincinnati and across the country have found spiritual richness by meeting regularly in parishbased small groups for prayer and fellowship, as well as by celebrating their Catholic faith at annual all-day rallies in more than 50 cities. O’Sullivan also founded a Catholic grade school while working in Venezuela and later he and his wife, Rosemarie, were among the co-founders of Pregnancy Center East in Cincinnati. He is a past president of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and co-founder of their Glee Club, and has also served as chair of the Cincinnati Board of Health and been a member of the Hamilton County Mental Health Board. O’Sullivan is a member of the Order of Malta, a worldwide lay religious order of the Catholic Church, and serves as Area Chair for Ohio and on the national Board of Councillors.

Born and raised in Mulllingar, Ireland, he earned an engineering degree from University College Dublin and an MBA from Columbia University and currently is a vice president and portfolio manager with Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel, Inc. The O’Sullivans have three children and two grandchildren and live in Mount Lookout where they are members of Christ the King parish. In addition to chair Don Karches, others assisting with the event included Mark Bruggeman, Paul Dillenburger, club president Mike Gearin, Shannon Hart, Bob McQuiston, Beth Pitner, Exemplar Award committee chair John Planalp, St. Xavier liaison John Schrantz, club treasurer Courtney Weber, Marc Wolnitzek, musicians Julie Bartish and Jeannine Groh, liturgical ministers Courtney and Mike Bott, Joe Goslee, Anne Marie Kaes, Katie Kaes, Pete Ney, Rosemarie O’Sullivan, Hilary Pitner, John Schmitz, Matthew Sheeran, and Kevin StewartcO and Tracy Duwel of Taste of Class Catering.

From left: Mary Alice and Dick Lajoie (Sycamore Township) with Susan and Mike McNamara (Paddock Hills) attend the Notre Dame Club annual Mass and Breakfast. THANKS TO DENNIS FUREY

Larry Meixel (Sharonville), left, Joe Kane (Montgomery) and Eileen Simon (Montgomery) catch up over a cup of coffee following the Mass. THANKS TO DENNIS FUREY


THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, APRIL 26 Art Exhibits Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Original art works submitted by women artists. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Clubs & Organizations Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati Meeting, 6-8 p.m., Isaac M. Wise Temple, 8329 Ridge Road, Celebrate success in providing shelter and hospitality to families. Includes light refreshments. Presented by Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati. 471-1100; Amberley Village.

Holiday - Earth Day Kids Garden, 4 p.m., Madisonville Branch Library, 4830 Whetsel Ave., Children plant seeds and spuds in library’s garden, then celebrate with dirt cake. Ages 6-12. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6029. Madisonville.

Home & Garden Compost in Your Backyard, 6 p.m., Francis R. Healy Community Center, 7640 Planfield Road, Learn how to balance a compost bin, what materials are compostable and where to purchase a compost bin. Includes free kitchen collector, “Simple Guide to Composting in Your Backyard,” magnet and $20 coupon for purchase of bin. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 946-7734; Deer Park. Bed Preparation and Fertilization, 7 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Get ready for spring planting with Doug Young of H.J. Benken Florist & Greenhouse. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6028. Madeira.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 8740 Montgomery Road, 891-8277. Sycamore Township.

Lectures Town Hall Lecture Series, 11 a.m.-noon, Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, $40. Jeffrey Toobin: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court. Senior analyst for “CNN Worldwide,” staff writer for the New Yorker and best-selling author of “The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court.” Presented by Montgomery Woman’s Club Inc. 6841632; event/1646686283. Montgomery.

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

Music - Classical Matinee Musicale Concert Series, 11 a.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, With Scott Ramsay, tenor. Meet the artists. Refreshments follow concert. $45 full season; $15, $3 students. Presented by Matinee Musicale. 469-9819; Amberley Village.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Full-court basketball games for men. $15. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Motherless Daughters Support Group, 7-8:30 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, For adult women who have lost or miss nurturing care of their mother. Free. Presented by Motherless Daughters Ministry. 489-0892. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Book discussion group. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 673-0174. Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, APRIL 27 Art Exhibits Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 272-3700; Mariemont. Blossom II: Art of Flowers, Noon-5 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Second in on-going series of national traveling exhibitions of artworks depicting and interpreting flowers of all kinds. Juried exhibition is sponsored by Susan K. Black Foundation and David J. Wagner LLC. Free. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. Through May 18. 8914227; Indian Hill.

Home & Garden Annuals at the Zoo, 1-2:30 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, Greenhouse. Stephen Foltz, director of dorticulture at the Cincinnati Zoo, discusses selection, planting and maintenance of zoo’s large annual gardens. $10. Reservations required. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 891-4227; Indian Hill.

man Highway, Gain comfort, strength and empowerment to move forward with your life. Led by licensed social worker. $35 per two-hour session. Registration required. 891-1533. Blue Ash.

SATURDAY, APRIL 28 Art & Craft Classes

Acoustik Buca, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, 247-9933. Montgomery. Bob Crawford, 9 p.m.-midnight, Bucks Tavern, 3299 W. U.S. 22/Ohio 3, Solo acoustic covers of popular rock music from the ’60s to the present. Ages 21 and up. Free. 677-3511. Loveland.

Heartsongs: A Day of Quiet for Girls, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Day of celebrating strength and spirit as a young woman. With Jennie Mertens and Joy France. $25. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland. The Art of Nature, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Artist/naturalist Marjorie Bledsoe guides experience of unique and useful pairing of art and nature. $35. Reservations required. 6932340; Loveland.

Music - Blues

Art Exhibits

Diamond Jim Dews Band, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Traci’s Sports Lounge and Grill, 784 LovelandMiamiville Road, 697-8111. Loveland.

Blossom II: Art of Flowers, Noon-5 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, Free. 891-4227; Indian Hill.

Music - Jazz


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

Model Auditions, 1-4 p.m., Starfire Council, 5030 Oaklawn Drive, Models of all shapes and sizes are needed for Urban Glam to be held at Tower Place Mall, Downtown, on June 16. Bring recent photograph, measurements, but no make up. 281-2100; Madisonville.

Music - Acoustic

Recreation Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Men and women ages 25 and up. $15, free members. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Senior Citizens Veterans Luncheon, 12:30-2 p.m., Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Luncheon to honor veterans of any American war. Box lunches and desserts from Kroger provided. With John Matarese, WCPO-TV Channel 9 News, answering your questions. $4. Reservations required. 745-0617; Blue Ash.

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Israel Memorial Day and Independence Day, 5:30-8 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Remember soldiers lost during Israeli wars with prayers and readings. Honor community’s connections to Israel. Celebrate with performance by members of Israel Defense Forces choir, tween Gaga tournament, teen party, Taste of Kosher Cincinnati and other Israeli-themed games and activities. Family friendly. Free. Registration required, includes Israeli souvenir. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Sports Card, Memorabilia and Autograph Show, 4-9 p.m., Moeller High School, 9001 Montgomery Road, Buy, sell or trade from 150 dealer tables. Cincinnati Royals Reunion Show. Former Royals Hall of Famers Jerry Lucas and Adrian Smith as well as Connie Dierking, George Wilson and Tom Thacker. Also, Pedro Borbon and Tony Pike. $3, $6 three-day pass. 290-5225; Kenwood.

Support Groups

The Cincinnati Horticultural Society Ladies Day event will be 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Kenwood Country Club, and will feature Kentucky native and award-winning garden designer, writer, author and lecturer John Carloftis, as speaker. Guests will also enjoy a delicious gourmet luncheon, "do it at home" horticultural demonstrations, plenty of time to shop with Flower Show gardening vendors and great raffle prizes. Shannon Carter, US co-chair of the World Choir Games, will introduce the Southern Gateway Chorus, a group that will appear at the games. Tickets are $75 each. For reservations and tickets, visit Proceeds benefit programs of the Cincinnati Horticultural Society, including children's educational programs and the Meade House in Symmes Township. THANKS TO MARIE HUENEFELD

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

Exercise Classes TRX Bootcamp, 9:15-10:15 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Designed for the intermediate to advanced exerciser. Total body workout, bootcamp style. $6-$15. Registration required. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Exhibits Exploring History Through Textiles, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Quilts on display on loan and from GLHSM collection. 6835692; Loveland.

Support Groups

Health / Wellness

Women’s Separation/Divorce Support, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Comprehensive Counseling Services Inc., 10999 Reed Hart-

Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Road, Suite 100,

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Theme: What is Diabetes? What do I do about it? Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. For . $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. Presented by Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates. 271-5111. Madisonville. Total Food Makeover, Noon-2 p.m., Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive, Transform the way you shop, look at food, eat and approach health. $10. Registration required. Presented by Baker Chiropractic. 272-9200; Blue Ash.

Literary - Libraries Gold Star Chilimobile, 2 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Register for Summer Reading Program and receive free coney. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Music - Acoustic Toast, 7:30 p.m., deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road, Free. 247-9933; Montgomery.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery. Be A Hero Nationwide Cycling Event, 10-11 a.m., Urban Active Kenwood, 8133 Montgomery Road, Indoor bike ride to grant wishes for those in need. Benefits Wish Upon a Hero Foundation. $25. Registration required. 791-4444; Sycamore Township.

Shopping Sports Card, Memorabilia and Autograph Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Moeller High School, $3, $6 three-day pass. 290-5225; Kenwood.

SUNDAY, APRIL 29 Art Exhibits Juried Exhibition, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 272-3700; Mariemont. Blossom II: Art of Flowers, Noon-5 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, Free. 891-4227; Indian Hill.

Exhibits Exploring History Through Textiles, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 683-5692; Loveland.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Shopping Sports Card, Memorabilia and Autograph Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Moeller High School, $3, $6 three-day pass. 290-5225; Kenwood.

Volunteer Events Helping Hands YP Workforce, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Help brighten the day of home-bound seniors and others in need of a helping hand by working with a team of Jewish young professionals ages 21-35 to do light chores such as flipping mattresses, switching out seasonal clothing, changing batteries and light bulbs, yard work and more. Part of Give-aDay. Free. Registration required. Presented by ACTout. 373-0300. Amberley Village.

MONDAY, APRIL 30 Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Braxton F. Cann Memorial Medical Center, 5818 Madison Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300; Madisonville.

Karaoke and Open Mic Acoustic Open Mic, 7-10 p.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road, Hosted by Bob Cushing. 791-2753. Symmes Township.

Recreation Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free members. 985-0900; Montgomery.

TUESDAY, MAY 1 Health / Wellness Balance and Stability Class, 8:20-9:20 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through June 6. Jodi Waywood, TriHealth physical therapist, guides group exercise class to learn how to prevent injuries from falls with exercise and education. Class utilizes balance foams, chairs, railings, mirrors, stability balls and therabands to

make it the safest and most effective balance class possible. $80-$90. Registration required. 985-0900; Montgomery.

Lectures Cincinnati Horticultural Society Ladies’ Day, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Kenwood Country Club, 6501 Kenwood Road, Music by the Southern Gateway Chorus. Gourmet luncheon, vendors, horticultural demonstrations and prizes. Jon Carloftis, Kentucky native and award-winning garden designer, writer and author, will speak. Benefits Cincinnati Horticultural Society and the Meade House. $75. Reservations required. Presented by Kenwood Woman’s Club. 561-7482; Madeira.

Nature Free Firsts Appreciation Days, 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Residents can enjoy any park without the need for a motor vehicle permit, while enjoying a host of other free and discounted activities. Dress for weather. Family friendly. Free, no vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Symmes Township.

Recreation Young Professionals Open Gym, 7-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15. 985-0900. Montgomery.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 Cooking Classes Kid’s Healthy Cooking Classes, 4-6 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden, registered dietitian and nutrition science instructor, teaches children to be more health conscious by encouraging them to make healthy food choices and teaching them how to prepare and cook nutrient-dense meals. Ages 11-14. $40. Registration required. 315-3943; Silverton.

Literary - Libraries Gold Star Chilimobile, 3:306:30 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Register for Summer Reading Program and receive free coney. Free. Presented by Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. 369-6028. Madeira.

Religious - Community Shelter of God’s Promises, 7:30-9 p.m., Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Bible study with by Sheila Walsh. Bi-weekly ending on Sept. 5. Ages 18 and up. Free. Registration required. 791-3142; Montgomery.



Refrigeration helps Subway clone cookies Ever since I was a little girl “experimenting” in the kitchen, I have been fascinated with the science of food. Many happy hours were spent with my sister, Judy, underneath our huge wild cherry tree making mud pies. Years later, I was going to bake chocolate chip cookies and had the dough ready to be portioned out. Something came up and I couldn’t bake the cookies right away. In fact, the Rita dough sat Heikenfeld for two RITA’S KITCHEN days in the refrigerator. Well, that was a blessing in disguise. Those cookies were better in flavor than usual, and the texture was wonderful: soft, chewy and crisp in different parts of the cookie, just like a bakery cookie! Quoting Shirley Corriher, my food science guru, “What happens is the dough and other ingredients fully soak up the

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liquid, in this case, eggs, which makes the cookie bake to a better consistency.” In fact, Mrs. Wakefield, the originator of the Toll House cookie, chilled her dough overnight. That information was never put in the recipe for this iconic cookie. The reason I’m sharing these nuggets of foodie information is because the recipe for the Subway cookie clone recommends – guess what – refrigerating the dough!

Betsy Davis’ clone of Subway cookies. Betsy said she found this on the Internet a couple of years ago and think’s its pretty close to Subway’s. This is for Sarah, who wanted the recipe to freeze. To bake from frozen state, leave cookies frozen and bake at the same temperature a bit longer. I did buy a couple Subway cookies to sample. 2¾ cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder

Rita offers a recipe for roasted rhubarb, rather than using the sour stalks for the usual pie. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD. 1 cup light brown sugar, packed ½ cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup butter ½ cup vegetable shortening, butter flavor 2 large eggs 2 cups chocolate chips – see tips below 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Combine flour and baking powder in a small bowl, set aside. Combine sugars, salt and vanilla in

mixing bowl, set aside. Place butter and shortening in bowl and microwave, stopping and stirring every 15 seconds. Stop when butter mixture is more of a paste (about 45-60 seconds). Pour over sugar mixture and beat well. Add each egg separately, beating until creamy. Add flour mixture ½ cup at a time while beating. Stir in chips and nuts. Refrigerate 1-3 hours in a covered bowl. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Drop cookie dough

onto parchment paperlined sheet. (Tip from Rita’s kitchen – there is no amount given for how large the cookies should be, so I would use a very generous tablespoon or small scoop – enough to fit about eight cookies on each sheet). Bake 10-12 minutes, checking frequently towards end of baking for a golden brown appearance.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut rhubarb into chunks. Toss with zest, juice and sugar. Put in small baking dish, cover with foil and roast 20 minutes. Remove foil and roast until the juices get a bit syrupy. Add cinnamon. Serve hot, warm, room temperature or chilled or as a topping for cake and ice cream.

Tips for Subway cookie variations

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

Only the stalks of rhubarb are edible, not the leaves.

Use M&Ms instead of chocolate chips. For macadamia white chocolate chip cookies, use white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts.

Can you help?

Like Busken’s brown bread for John Meier, a Covington reader. “It was served at their old Sixth Street location. Somewhat sweet, but not overly so. It was dense, but not heavy.” John ate it with cream cheese and strawberries and it was one of his favorite lunches downtown.

Roasted sweet rhubarb topping Rhubarb is called “pie plant” because most folks make a rhubarb and strawberry pie with it. Rhubarb is good for our skeletal system. It’s really sour, though, so some sweetener is necessary.

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

1 pound rhubarb Zest and juice of a large orange 1 ⁄3 to ½ generous cup sugar or equivalent substitute Couple shakes cinnamon (optional)

May is good Mecy offers pre-diabetes classes time to focus on fall prevention May is Older Americans Month and this year’s theme is “Never Too Old to Play.” The focus on play is an opportunity to re-visit one of the most frequent causes of injury and even death to seniors – falling. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three adults age 65 and older falls each year. Among this group, falls are the leading cause of injury death. They are also the most common cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma. Falls are also a significant driver of healthcare costs, according to the CDC. Direct medical costs of falls totaled more than $19 billion in the most recent year studied. As our population ages, these numbers are likely to increase. “Like many of the diseases and injury conditions we deal with, falls are largely preventable,” said Tim Ingram, Hamilton County health commissioner. “With preparation, information and education, we can reduce the incidences of falls and ultimately, help seniors to maintain active and fulfilling lifestyles.” Following are five easy things you can do to prevent falls: » Increase your physical activity. Simple exercise, like walking or swimming at least 15 minutes a day can help build muscle strength and improve balance, which can prevent falls. Exercise programs like Tai Chi that increase strength and improve balance are especially good. » See your eye doctor once each year. Age-related eye diseases, such as cataracts, macular de-

“Like many of the diseases and injury conditions we deal with, falls are largely preventable.” TIM INGRAM

Hamilton County health commissioner

generation and diabetic retinopathy, can increase the risk of falling. Early detection is key to minimizing the effects of these conditions. » Review your medications. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the medicines you are taking and whether they may cause drowsiness or dizziness. Discuss things you can do to ensure you are taking your medicines safely. » Remove environmental hazards. Look around the house for anything that could increase the risk of falls, including poor lighting, loose rugs, slippery floors and unsteady furniture. Remove or modify these hazards. » Think, plan and slow down. Many falls are caused by hurrying. Slow down and think through the task you are performing. Be mindful of risks and act accordingly. Seniors can also lower their risk of hip fracture by: » getting adequate calcium and vitamin D from food and/or supplements; » performing weight bearing exercises, and » getting screened and treated for osteoporosis. For additional information, visit or the Fall Prevention Task Force site,

Mercy Health will have classes on pre-diabetes offered at Mercy Health locations throughout the community. Pre-diabetes is a condition that forms before diabetes. It means that blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but are not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Usually a fasting blood sugar level of 100 – 125 mg/dl indicates pre-diabetes. Pre-diabetes is a warning sign that allows people to take action to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes. The pre-diabetes classes offered by Mercy Health are taught by diabetes educators who are also registered dietitians. Each class includes information on: » Making healthy food choices » Exercise and blood sugar control » Monitoring blood sugar levels Upcoming dates, times and locations are: Mercy Health – Anderson HealthPlex 7495 State Road, An-

derson May 16, 4 – 6 p.m. June 20, 4 – 6 p.m. Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital 3000 Mack Road, Fairfield May 23, 5 – 7 p.m. Mercy Health – Mount Airy Hospital 2446 Kipling Ave. June 12, 1 – 3 p.m. Mercy Health – Western Hills Hospital

payable in advance by cash, check or credit card. Call 513-956-3729 to register for classes all classes except those at The Jewish Hospital.Call 513-686-6820 to register for classes at The Jewish Hospital.

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Song writers and composers like Naomi Shemer Haim Hefer, Yair Rosenblum and Yoram TaharLev created Israeli music with a style that resonates with audiences. Between the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War, military bands multiplied, becoming popular with civilians and soldiers. IDF choir songs became classics and are heard all year round, especially on Israeli memorial and independence days. One of the most popular IDF choirs that has performed all over the world will be at the JCC for this exclusive, onetime concert. Attendance is free and open to everyone. In addition to the choir, this celebration includes activities for the whole family. Enjoy “A Taste of Kosher Cincinnati” food court. Children can play on free inflatables and free carnival games, and tweens can show their skills in a Ga-Ga (Israelistyle dodgeball) tournament. Call (513) 761-7500. or visit

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A one-time appearance of the Israel Defense Force Choir will be part of the remembrance of Yom HaZikaron (Israel Memorial Day) and celebration of Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day), Israel’s 64th anniversary, at the Mayerson JCC Thursday evening, April 26. The JCC is at 8485 Ridge Road in Amberley Village. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. an outdoor service in the courtyard of the JCC building will serve as a solemn remembrance of those lost in Israel’s wars and victims of terror. There will be a flag lowering, wreath laying, prayers, poems and songs by the Cincinnati Hebrew Day Schools boys choir. A Yom HaAtzmaut ceremony follows the service to mark the transition between the memorial and independence days. This ceremony will highlight Cincinnati’s many connections to Israel with a flag and drum parade with Kulanu and Mercaz students, the Rockwern Academy girls’ and boys’ choirs, and a torch lighting ceremony.

“It is not your duty to complete the work, but neither are you free to refrain from it.” This line from the Talmud refers to tikkun olam, or repairing the world, and it is what the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati’s Give a Day (this year on April 29) is all about. Give a Day is a community-wide day of service. Congregations and agencies from all across the Jewish community have organized 35 social action projects that take place throughout the greater Cincinnati area. Some projects specifically benefit members of the Jewish community. For example, volunteers can garden at Cincinnati Hillel, Rockwern Academy or Cincinnati Hebrew Day School. Or they can paint at Jewish Vocational

Sam Lobar, left, and Bayta Boxt work on a fleece blanket for Project Linus at last year's Give a Day THANKS TO ELIZABETH SKIPPER

Service or spring clean at Ohav Shalom. With the recognition that it isn’t only the Jewish world that needs to be repaired, most Give a Day

won’t have a home-cooked meal that night, homeless people who are discharged from hospitals won’t have the companionship they need, the mural at Interfaith Hospitality Network will stay unpainted and homebound seniors won’t have the help they need with their household chores and yard work. Pick your project and register today at giveaday or by texting GIVEADAY to 51818. Give a Day is presented by Women’s Philanthropy and the Young Adult Division (YAD) of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, which brings our community together to care for Jews in Cincinnati, in Israel and around the world and develops opportunities for each of us to embrace a Jewish life.

Madeira Art Fair Saturday, May 5 On Sunday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine the Madeira Woman’s Club will hold its 52nd Art Fair on Miami Avenue in the heart of the Madeira’s business district. Approximately 145 vendors will exhibit for sale, paintings, pottery, jewelry and various other crafts. The committee and their co-chairs, Shirley Kallmeyer and Bev Cloran, endeavor to provide a mixed selection of artists’ work. Madeira Schools will provide a student art ex-

Bev Cloran and Shirley Kallmeyer, co-chairs of the Madeira Art Fair, place signs throughout the community for the upcoming event. THANKS TO RUTH ANN KINNEY

hibit in the Municipal Building. The Madeira


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projects benefit the larger community. Volunteers can head to Valley Temple to make fleece blankets for children in hospitals and others in need. Or they can meet at Northern Hills Synagogue and then go out into the area to provide home repair for low-income families. Others can clean up at Drake Park or Sharon Woods with the Jewish Federation’s Young Adult Division (YAD) or even provide childcare or serve lunch at The Church of Our Savior’s morning service through Beth Adam. These organizations are relying on volunteers to make their Give a Day projects successful. The individuals helped by the projects rely on the volunteers even more. Without volunteers, Ronald McDonald House guests

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High School Boosters will sell food and beverages.

The Miami Hills Garden Club will have a plant sale at the art fair. There will be numerous perennial plants available for purchase. Anyone wishing to donate labeled perennial plants should bring them after 8:30 a.m. to the booth in front of Starbucks.

COMPETITION CATEGORIES SESSION 1 (July 5-7) SESSION 2 (July 11-13) Female Choirs Folklore Jazz Male Choirs Mixed Boys Choirs Mixed Choirs Mixed Youth Choirs Musica Sacra Popular Choral Music Young Males Choirs Youth Choirs of Equal Voices

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Join Mayerson JCC for Yom HaZikaron The entire community is invited to the observance of Yom HaZikaron (Israel Memorial Day) and celebration of Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day), Israel’s 64th anniversary, at the Mayerson JCC on Thursday evening, April 26. Everyone is welcome,

and the event features a free performance by the Israel Defense Force (IDF) Choir. The JCC is at 8485 Ridge Road. Remember those lost in Israel’s wars and the victims of terror by joining us at the 5:30 p.m. service outdoors in the courtyard of the JCC building.

There will be a flag lowering, wreath laying, prayers, poems and songs by the Cincinnati Hebrew Day Schools boys choir. This year there will be a Yom HaAtzmaut ceremony to mark the transition between the memorial and independence days. This ceremony will

highlight Cincinnati’s many connections to Israel with a flag and drum parade with Kulanu and Mercaz students, the Rockwern Academy girls’ and boys’ choirs, and a torch lighting ceremony. Immediately following is the celebration of Israel Independence Day inside

the JCC. “A Taste of Kosher Cincinnati” food court offers delicious Israeli, Indian and international food including sushi, bagels, chocolates, ice cream and other desserts. There will be a free performance by the Israel Defense Force (IDF) Choir.

Children can enjoy free inflatables and free carnival games, and tweens can show their skills in a Ga-Ga (Israeli-style dodgeball) tournament. There will also be a teen party, shuk (Israeli-style market), the film, “Israel Inside,” and lots more. Call 761-7500 or visit

Last year's Orange and White flag football game raised almost $10,000 for Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Presenting the check are, from left: front, Dr. Ashish Kumar, researcher and clinician at CCHMC, Ursuline science teacher Elizabeth Thomas, Ursuline student Giana Dawod (Anderson Township), Ursuline student Laura Schoettmer (Hyde Park), Ursuline student Laurel Wiebe (Indian Hill), St. Ursula student Courtney Ott (Hyde Park), St. Ursula student Lauren Billy (East Walnut Hills), St. Ursula student Meghan Winter (Loveland), and Dr. John Perentesis, CCHMC. THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG

Schools tackle leukemia at flag football game

Ursuline Academy will team up with St. Ursula Academy, St. Xavier High School and Archbishop Moeller High School April 29 to compete in the schools’ second annual Orange and White Flag Football Game. Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success, raising nearly $10,000 for research efforts in the fight against leukemia and lymphoma at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Ursuline seniors Giana Dawod of Anderson Township and Rachel Kelly of Glendale, and St. Ursula seniors Grace Bolan of Mount Lookout, Kelli Miller of Mount Lookout and Dawn Thomas of Woodlawn, have been involved in all aspects of organizing the event from

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GIANA DAWOD football practices to selling tickets and T-shirts, to arranging for security the day of the event. While the two girls’ schools compete in the flag football game, a group of Moeller boys will provide cheerleaders and a dance team for Ursuline, and the St. X boys will do the same for St. Ursula. Dawod says the goal this year is to raise at least $15,000 and to make a difference for those who suf-

fer from leukemia and lymphoma. “I believe this game is important because it is promoting community service for a good cause as well as having fun and uniting the schools together,” said Dawod, adding that orange and white are the designated colors for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society awareness.



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Flood anniversary brings sisters together for memories By Rob Dowdy

By Rob Dowdy

The number of residents who remember the Ohio River flood in January of 1937 may be dwindling, but the memories of the event are still fresh in the minds of many. Indian Hill resident Becky Decatur, 79, and her sister, Goshen resident Lois Evelind, 88, spent the 75th anniversary of the flood that covered the area in January 1937 having lunch at Main Street Cafe in Newtown. The sisters lived in the building that is now a dentist office next door to the Newtown restaurant during the flood. The first floor of the building was dedicated to the family’s store in the village. The Ohio River reached 79.9 feet in Cincinnati on Jan. 26, 1937, though Evelind is quick to note that’s as far as they could measure at that time so no one truly knows how high the water reached. The flood damaged property along the Ohio River from Pittsburgh, Pa., to Cairo, Ill. “It was rising so fast you could look at it and see it rise,” Evelind said. “Nobody thought it would get

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Goshen resident Lois Evelind, 88, left, and Indian Hill resident Becky Decatur, 79, lived in Newtown near the corner of Main and Church streets during the Ohio River flood in January of 1937. The sisters are gathering at Main Street Cafe, 6903 Main St., in Newtown 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the flood. ROB DOWDY/ THE COMMUNITY PRESS

(that high).” Decatur said her brother, Jack, who was approximately 17 years old at the time of the flood, was able to touch the street light at the corner of Church and Main streets while sitting in a rowboat. “He wasn’t worrying as much as he should have been,” she said. As the water reached its heights, Decatur said the family moved to a relative’s

house in what is now Anderson Township. Evelind said it took several months for the water to lower to the point they could return and begin cleaning up. When they returned they found the store’s cash register had been emptied of cash and other valuables the family kept locked up. It took time to clean up, and she said her mother scrubbed some items from

the store to sell at other local stores the family owned. Upon returning to their home, Evelund said the entire store and home was covered in “thick, brown mud.” Decatur and her family lost their home and store in Newtown because of the flood. The store was eventually reopened thanks to supplies from other stores the family owned.

Armstrong Chapel has been opening its doors to the less fortunate for approximately two decades, with no end in sight. The church hosts a homeless family for a week four times a year through its partnership with Interfaith Hospitality Network. During each week, church volunteers prepare meals, wash clothes, entertain children and attempt to make the church as inviting as possible for the guest family. Shannon Mills, who is one of approximately 60 volunteers who donate time to the program, said Armstrong simply offers “a safe place” for a homeless family as Interfaith Hospitality Network works with the family during the day helping them with the requirements needed to obtain permanent housing. “In the meantime, they have to be cared for and housed,” Mills said. Georgine Getty, executive director of Interfaith Hospitality Network, said the group serves between 100 and 125 families totally approximately 350 people each year and has a 95 percent success rate in

Becky Patterson (left) is one of approximately 50 volunteers who has assisted homeless families during their stays at Armstrong Chapel. The church joined forces with a local organization that helps the homeless find employment and homes. FILE PHOTO

helping the homeless with permanent housing or employment. She said host congregations such as Armstrong Chapel get those families off the streets while the group works with the parents toward a permanent solution. Getty said she isn’t the only one pleased with Armstrong’s efforts, noting families are giving the church high praise upon returning to Interfaith Hospitality Network. “Our guests love Armstrong Chapel,” she said.

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U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt has nominated 33 residents of Ohio’s Second Congressional District for acceptance by four of our nation’s military academies. At least one nominee could be accepted by each institution: U.S. Military Academy (Army) at West Point, N.Y.; U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.; U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.

School; David Berno of Cincinnati, St. Xavier High School; John Dumas IV of Cincinnati, St. Xavier High School; Matthew Krott of Symmes Township, Indian Hill High School; Devon Burris of Cincinnati, Sycamore High School; Reece Martinez of Cincinnati, Loveland High School; Alexander Moushey of Mason, Mason High School; Jacob Gill of Mason, Moeller High School; Edward Kathman of Mason, Summit Country Day School.

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Christopher Lau of Pierce Township, Miami University; Bradley Sweeney of Sycamore Township, Sycamore High School; Eliseo Vizcaino of Sycamore Township, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy; Jack Gustafson of Symmes Township, Xavier University; Branden Bodnar of Anderson Township, Turpin High School; Pike County: Mark Clark of Waverly, Waverly High School; Louis Kappner of Maineville, Kings High School; Gabriella Stroplos of Lebanon, Lebanon High School; William Ulrich of Oregonia, Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, Va.; Nicholas Taylor of Maineville, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.

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John Braden Miller of Miami Township, St. Xavier High School; Nicholas Twine of Stonelick Township, Clermont Northeastern High

William Hamiter of Union Township, Moeller High School; Edward Hoffmann of Stonelick Township, who is home schooled; Henry Jentz II of Union Township, home schooled; Erik Shinkle of Tate Township, BethelTate High School; Zachary Sullivan of Miami Township, Milford High School; Hamilton County: Karah Brown of Cincinnati, Walnut Hills High School; David Groh of Cincinnati, St. Xavier High School; Kathleen Heinbach of Cincinnati, Indian Hill High School; Tanner Huskey of Blue Ash, St. Xavier High School; Thomas Wassel of Loveland, Loveland High School.

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Holly Van Keuran of Georgetown, Georgetown High School; Kayla Bomske of Union Township, Amelia High School; Nathaniel Adams of Milford, Cincinnati Country Day School.



Career conversations

Students at Indian Hill High School learned about everything from police procedure to finance during the school’s Career Day program. This year’s Career Day, which is presented every other year, featured 31 different speakers in a variety of fields including medicine, marketing and the performing arts. The event is organized by the Indian Hill Public Schools Foundation. Photos by Forrest Sellers/The Community Press

Police and school resource officer Brian Dearborn, left, with the Indian Hill Rangers, demonstrates fingerprinting techniques. Also shown is sophomore Carissa Teece, of Symmes Township.

Video game designer and CEO Mark Seremet, right, with Zoo Entertainment, gives senior Steve Winter, of Indian Hill, an opportunity to try a game. Shown in rear are junior Zach Whittington and sophomore Rory Perlman, both of Indian Hill. Senior Natalie Newton, left, of Kenwood, receives health tips from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center physical therapist Nancy Durban.

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DEER PARK Arrests/citations Juvenile, criminal damaging at Plainfield Road, April 16. Clint D. Wooldridge, 31, 9505 Longren Court, driving while under the influence-breath above .17 at 4207 Webster Ave., April 14. James Nathan Gross, 37, 309 Williams St., obstructing official business, warrant other department, warrant other department, warrant other department at 4375 E. Galbraith Road, April 12. Jordan Meyer, 18, 8490 Smallwood Lane, drug abuse at 8318 Plainfield Road, April 11. Troy Trimble, 42, 2347 Laurel Nicholsville, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 7922 Blue Ash Road, April 8. Joshua Harris, 24, 1170 Madeleine Circle, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 7912 Blue Ash Road, April 8. Juvenile, 14, theft at 6815 Ohio Ave., April 6. None reported

Incidents/investigations Assault, criminal damaging Someone took an Energy drink, value $2, from United Dairy Farmers at 4101 E. Galbraith Road, April 7. Criminal damaging At 7810 Plainfield Road No.4, April 16. Theft A man said someone took a Sony car stereo, value $100 at 4410 Duneden Ave., April 15.

A juvenile male said someone took an iPod Touch, value $250 at 7129 Carnation Ave., April 6. A man said someone took a Garmin GPS, value $100 at 8100 Blue Ash Road, April 6. Vandalism, disorderly conduct A report of someone throwing ice and other items at vehicles on Plainfield Road at Plainfield Road, April 5.

MADEIRA Arrests/citations Arthur Bender, 19, 7820 Camp Road, disorderly conduct, underage possession of alcohol, March 17. Brian P. Lort, 41, 7422 Dawson, disorderly conduct, March 25. Heather Nadaud, 20, 7271 Berwood Drive, underage possession of alcohol, March 23. Juvenile, 17, curfew violation, March 23. Christopher Raasch, 18, 5609 Rolston, underage possession of alcohol, April 1. Dirik Jones, 18, 20 Clinton Springs, obstructing official business, drug possession, April 4. Tarrance A. Williams, 19, 4812 Mathis St., obstructing official business, April 4. Travis Shabba, 19, 1815 Highland, obstructing official business, April 4.

Incidents/investigations Criminal mischief Eggs thrown at 6529 Fox Chase, March 29.

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


Juvenile female, 17, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, April 5. Megan McDonough, 19, 2362 Flora St., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, April 5. Timothy Glier, 30, 6001 St. Regis, theft at 7888 Montgomery, April 3. Juvenile male, 14, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, March 30. Juvenile male, 15, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, March 30. Juvenile male, 15, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, March 30.

Arrests/citations Kristine McRay, 39, 690 Winding Way, criminal trespassing at Ohio 125 Forest Road, March 28. Jennifer Bonham, 29, 1568 Fay Road, drug abuse instruments at 7913 Montgomery Road, March 19. Jeffrey Hill, 35, 6556 Joellen Drive, theft, obstructing official business at 7913 Montgomery Road, March 19. Sarah Powell, 18, 8624 Grandstone Lane, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, April 5. Benjamin Rosenberg, 22, 8301 York St., furnishing alcohol to a minor at 8301 York Street, April 5. Juvenile female, 17, underage consumption at 8301 York St., April 5. Juvenile male, 17, underage consumption at 8301 York St., April 5.

Incidents/investigations Assault Reported at 12048 First Ave., April 3. Breaking and entering Ipod, currency, medication of unknown value removed at 9001 Montgomery Road, March 27. Reported at 8915 Blue Ash, March 28.

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Burglary Residence entered and items of unknown value removed at 8821 Myrtlewood Ave., March 29. Criminal mischief Reported at 7833 Village Drive, March 28. Identity theft Charges made to credit card without consent at 11940 Derby Day Court, March 29. Taking identity of another Reported at 5607 Kugler Mill, March 17. Theft Vehicle removed at 8311 Kenwood, March 26. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 7875 US 22, March 28. Camera and contents valued at $1,730 removed at 9001 Montgomery Road, March 29. Reported at 5504 Galbraith Road, March 29. GPS of unknown value removed at 10808 Kingslake Drive, March 30. Reported at 11622 Millbank Lane, March 30. $40 removed at 6730 Michael Drive, April 2. MP3 player of unknown value removed at 9001 Montgomery Road, March 29. Leaf blower, trimmer, saw valued at $1,075 removed at 3901 Trebor Drive, April 3. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 8401 Montgomery Road, April 4. Lawnmower and weedeater valued at $200 removed at 8138 Queens Ave., April 4. Transmission valued at $1,000 removed at 8402 St. Clair, April 2.


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Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit or call 6832340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit email League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16-and-older to help socialize cats and 18-and-older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationally-renowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist at 853-6866. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at


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


Crossroads Hospice - Volunteers are wanted to join the team of Ultimate Givers who strive to provide extra love and comfort to terminally-ill patients and their families in Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland and Warren counties. Volunteers are also

needed to support signature programs inspired by Jim Stovall’s novel, “The Ultimate Gift” The Gift of a Day program asks patients what their perfect day is and staff and volunteers work to make it a reality. Ultimate Givers visit with patients in their homes, assisted living facilities and nursing facilities and help with clerical duties at the Crossroads office. They provide emotional support and companionship to patients and family members, assist with errands or provide respite for those caring for terminally-ill loved ones. For more information or to sign up as an Ultimate Giver, call 7935070 or compete an application online at volunteering. Before becoming a Crossroads Hospice Ultimate Giver, participants must complete an application, TB skin test and training session lead by members of the Crossroads team. Volunteers must wait a minimum of one year after the death of an immediate family member or loved one before applying. Sycamore Senior Center – is in desperate need of volunteers to deliver meals to the homebound elderly in northern Hamilton County as part of its Home Delivered Meals program. Volunteers deliver food to the elderly one day a week, any day Monday through Friday. Pick-up is between 10:30 and 11 a.m. Most drivers complete their deliveries by noon depending on the amount of time a volunteer spends at each home while delivering. Families and groups sharing a route are welcome. The need for volunteers is immediate. Service areas include Amberley Village, Arlington Heights, Blue Ash, Camp Dennison, Deer Park, Dillonvale, Evendale, Forest Park, Glendale, Greenhills, Gulf Manor, Indian Hill, Kenwood, Kennedy Heights, Lincoln Heights, Lockland, Loveland, Madeira, Montgomery, Pleasant Ridge, Reading, Rossmoyne, Sharonville, Silverton, Springdale, Springfield Township, Sycamore Township, Symmes Township, Wyoming and Woodlawn. Call 686-1013, 984-1234 or e-mail Meals on Wheels – Volunteers are needed to drive weekly, bi-weekly or monthly from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Volunteers would pick up meals from Deupree House in Hyde Park and deliver a 90-minute route to eastern Cincinnati shut-ins. A valid driver’s license and car insurance are required. For more information or to volunteer, contact Bridgett Biggs at 5618150, or e-mail her at


Anderson Senior Center – Computer Instructors and Assistants needed to teach older adults in basic computer skills. 10-week classes are held at the Anderson Senior Center and offered 3-4 times per year. Classes are held Monday-Friday. Instructors teach the curriculum while assistants help the students. If interested please email Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621-READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or email Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or email for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-the-scenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Handson Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with

garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 LovelandMadeira Road. email or visit . Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 542-0195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 7455691. The Salvation Army – The Salvation Army issued an appeal today for volunteers to assist with its youth development programs. The Salvation Army offers After-School and Summer Enrichment programs, providing children from at-risk neighborhoods with development opportunities throughout the year. The Salvation Army offers these programs at Community Centers across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, providing localized opportunities for volunteers to engage with these critical programs. The Salvation Army seeks those who have interest volunteering in one or more of the following roles: Assisting children with homework, being a reading buddy, playing learning games with the children, assisting with skill drills, playing sports and gym games with the children, helping with snacks and meals provided to the children, being a good listener and role model. The Salvation Army’s After-school program serves children ages 6 to 12 years throughout the school year, from August to May, generally three to five days a week in the 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. time frame. Program elements include tutoring, homework help, computer literacy, conflict resolution and character training, spiritual development, recreation, sports and arts & crafts. The Salvation Army’s Summer Enrichment program functions for eight weeks, five days per week, in the 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. timeframe. The itinerary entails sports and recreation, field trips, computer literacy, arts and crafts, character training, spiritual development and academic maintenance. Volunteers are sought to help with any and all components of these wonderful youth programs. Volunteers are generally high school age and older. It is preferred that volunteers can be present at least one hour per week for the duration of the program (i.e., the school year, or summer). For more information or to volunteer with The Salvation Army’s youth programs, please contact Melanie Fazekas at 762-5671, or Melanie.fazekas@use. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer oppor-

tunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have one-on-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program – that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or email melittasmi@countryside The Boys and Girls Clubs of Clermont County – are looking for volunteers to mentor youth ages 6 to 18, and help them with homework, ACT/SAT practice and special events. Call 552-1948 or e-mail


Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 8712787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 241-2600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025. Summerfair – Opens its gates for its 45th annual event on Friday, June 1. Thousands of patrons will enjoy three days of great art, music and food thanks to a large contingent of local volunteers. Since its beginning in Eden Park in 1968, Summerfair has been planned and run by local and regional volunteers. With record-level crowds anticipated this year, more than 400 volunteers will be needed to give their time during Summerfair 2012, on June 1, 2 and 3 at Coney Island. Volunteer positions average a two hour time commitment and

include working in the Youth Arts area, poster and t-shirt sales, general hospitality and the admission gates. All volunteers will receive free admission to the fair, free parking, a complimentary 2012 Summerfair poster and cold water and soft drinks during their shift. Volunteer forms can be downloaded from the Summerfair Cincinnati website at and should be returned to the Summerfair Cincinnati offices by April 23. Volunteer positions will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Volunteers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call the Summerfair Cincinnati office at 531-0050, visit Summerfair Cincinnati online at or email


Ameircan Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or email Bethesda North Hospital – has openings for adult volunteers in

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several areas of the hospital. Call 865-1164 for information and to receive a volunteer application. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Angie at 554-6300, or amclaughlin@destiny-hospice. com.

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RELIGION Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church

Now registering for Parent’s Morning Out on Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon for the 2012-2013 school year. During the program, children are engaged in Bible stories, crafts, games, music and playtime with friends in a safe and fun, nurturing Christian environment. Open to children

ages 1-5 years. Annual tuition is $510 for one child (based on $15/day) and $850 for two children (based on $25 a day). Registration forms are online at http://www.armstrong preschool.html. Contact Jennifer Hock at for more information or to schedule a visit. The church is at 5125 Drake Road; 561-4220;

Ascension Lutheran Church

The Women’s Bible Study is studying the Book of Samuel. The eight-week study is a part of the Book of Faith Series. The women meet on Wednesdays 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Childcare is provided and guests are welcome. Sunday worship services are at

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8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. with programs for all ages at 9:45 a.m. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288, www.ascensionlutheranchurch. com.

Brecon United Methodist Church

The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Samaritan Closet hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Samaritan Closet offers clothing and food to people with demonstrated needs. Bread from Panera is available on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Samaritan Closet is next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 489-7021.

Church of God of Prophecy

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The church hosts Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship is at 11 a.m. Sundays. Bible Study is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at 8105 Beech Ave., Deer Park; 793-7422.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

The children’s choirs will lead worship on April 29. The choirs will present “The Lost Boy... Young Jesus in the Temple” at 8:20 a.m. and 11 a.m.

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Summer children’s weekday program is 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Register online at Register for vacation Bible school at Morning VBS is 9:30 a.m. to noon, June 25-29; and evening VBS is 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6-10. The rummage sale is coming from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., May 31; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (791-3142 and

Good Shepherd Catholic Church

The church has Roman Catholic Mass with contemporary music Sundays at 4 p.m. The Mass draws worshipers of all ages. Come early to get acquainted with the new songs which begin at 3:45 p.m. Stay after Mass on the first Sunday of each month for food, fun, and fellowship. The church is at 8815 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 503-4262.

Kenwood Fellowship Church

The church offers adult bible study at 9 a.m. Sunday, a teen Sunday school class and a pre-kindergarten program during worship service from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sundays. A buffet luncheon follows. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.

Lighthouse Baptist Church


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

ROMAN CATHOLIC ST. GERTRUDE PARISH Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-8020 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


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Sunday 8am Holy Eucharist, Rite I 9:15am Christian Formation & Discovery Hour for all ages* 10:30am Choral Eucharist, Rite II*

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


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9:30 & 11:00 am in our Contemporary Worship Center Saturday Service 5:30 pm Sunday School and Childcare available at 9:30 & 11:00 Services

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Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

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Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor

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The church is offering a sevenweek class entitled “After the Boxes are Unpacked” for women who are new to the Cincinnati area or are looking to connect with their community. Child care is provided. Call the church or e-mail for more information. The church is at 11251 Montgomery Road; 489-0892;; theboxes.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church


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Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Sunday morning service is 11 a.m. Sunday evening service is 6 p.m. and Wednesday service is 7 p.m. Master Clubs are 7 p.m., Wednesdays. The church is meeting at Raffel’s Blue Ash Banquet Center, 11330 Williamson Road, Blue Ash; 709-3344.


8000 Miami Ave. 513-791-4470 Sunday Worship 9:30 am - Contemporary Service 11:00 am - Traditional Service

Save the dates for Vacation Bible School: Thursday, July 19 through July 22. The theme is “SKY: Where kids discover that everything is possible with God.” The St. Barnabas Youth Choir practices following Holy Communion at the 9:30 a.m. service and ends promptly at 11:15 a.m. All young people are welcome. The St. Barnabas Band practices from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sundays. The band is seeking a sound person and will provide on the job training. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m.. A Men’s Breakfast group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Steak N Shake in Montgomery. Ladies Bible Study meets on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the church. Friends in Fellowship meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:15 p.m. for a potluck dinner at the church. A Bereavement Support Group for widows and widowers meets the second and fourth Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday worship services are 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church Join the church Sunday, April 29 with Rev. Deb. Egloff, associate pastor of children’s

ministry at Christ Church United Methodist Church, Kettering, as she preaches “The Icing on the Cake.” The scripture will be Mark 9:33-37. St. Paul Church services are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for traditional worship and 9:30 a.m. for contemporary worship with Praise Band. Sunday School is 9:30 a.m. for all ages and 11 a.m. is children’s mission hour. Nursery care is provided for all services. Small group prayer and share meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the chapel to discuss the upcoming Sunday morning scripture. The church gathers from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday for Wonderful Wednesdays with something for the entire family including children’s choir. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 8918181;www.stpaulcommunityumc .org.

Sharonville United Methodist Church

There is a traditional service at 8:15 a.m. at 9:30 a.m. there are study groups and Sunday school classes for all ages and at 11 a.m. a service of a blend of contemporary and traditional styles of worship. This year's Missions Celebration Weekend will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 28, with a dinner provided by the Missions Committee.. The dinner will be followed by Pastor Tad presenting highlights of his mission trips to Vietnam. There will be a rummage sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28. Sign-ups for this year’s men’s softball team are available at the Ministry Link Board. A bereavement group meets for lunch on the first Thursday of the month. Serendipity Seniors meet for lunch on the fourth Thursday of the month. Guests and visitors are welcome at all services and events. The church is at 3751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 5630117;

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday worship and junior worship services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Adult and Youth Bible studies each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Women’s Study Group at 6:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month. Includes light refreshments and special ladies study. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891.

Sycamore Presbyterian Church

Join us in worship at 8:45 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.. Sunday School for age 3 to grade 12 meets at 10:45 a.m. Childcare is available in the nursery during the 9:45 and 10:45 services for infants through age 2. Weekly adult study opportunities are also offered. Details on these and other programs can be found on the church website calendar or by calling the church office. A new member class is offered at 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 5. Lunch will be provided. Call the church office to register. The church is at 11800 MasonMontgomery Road, Symmes Township; 683-0254;

Trinity Community Church

The church is having the program, "Honoring Our Veterans” and a luncheon at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 12. The free program is open to all veterans, their families and friends. Reservations are requred for lunch. Call Clara at 791-0893 for reservations and more information. The church has a free community dinner on the last Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. All are welcome. Call the church for information. The church is at 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Deer Park; 7917631;


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