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Sycamore to get township credit card By Leah Fightmaster

Sycamore Township officials are considering a credit card for the township. Administrator Bruce Raabe suggested getting a credit card

for administrative use because some companies, such as reservations and online services, no longer accept a check as payment. The township needs a credit card to pay for an online reservation system for park shelters.

Fiscal Officer Rob Porter said that using a credit card for township purchases isn’t a bad idea, but it sometimes makes it more difficult to manage the budget. He suggested that there only be one card, which Raabe will likely keep in his office, and

setting up an alert system that emails someone whenever the card is used. Another suggestion was to set up a policy that determines what the card can and can’t be used for. Sycamore already has administrative credit cards for

companies such as Sam’s Club and Home Depot, but there is no policy for their use. A possible credit limit wasn’t determined. Want more updates for Sycamore Township? Follow Leah Fightmaster on Twitter: @LCFightmaster.

Q&A: Amity principal Dave Bergan By Leah Fightmaster

Indian Hill Mayor Mark Tullis listens as Jerome Zeiler, associate pastor of St. Gertrude Parish in Madeira, gives the benediction. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS


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Click for video of National Day of Prayer observance in Indian Hill.

By Jeanne Houck

Sunrise was less than an hour old when local municipal leaders began gathering early May 2 at Stephan Field in Indian Hill in observance of the National Day of Prayer. As has happened annually for the past three decades, any political and geographical divisions between Indian Hill and Madeira officials melted away as they together bowed their heads in prayer and raised their

HITTING THE HIGH NOTES A4 Director leads Madeira High Choir to state contest.

Indian Hill and Madeira officials observed the National Day of Prayer at Stephan Field in Indian Hill. JEANNE HOUCK/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

voices in patriotic song. “Many Americans of many religions today will gather to-

gether to celebrate this National Day of Prayer,” said Indian Hill Mayor Mark Tullis, who started

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things with a little history lesson about the observance. “It actually goes back to 1775 with our Continental Congress in which they started an observance of praying at least once a year as a group, as a nation. “In 1952, President Harry Truman made it official by signing a bill making a National Day of Prayer an official annual observance,” Tullis said.

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Deer Park’s school board announced April 17 that it hired Mason Middle School’s assistant principal Dave Bergan as Amity Elementary’s new principal. Although Mason is a larger school, with about 1,800 students to Amity’s 300, Bergan said he feels close to Deer Park and wanted to work Bergan in a smaller district. He’ll take up the post as principal Aug. 1. The Suburban Life asked Bergan about his outlook on the job, and what will help him in the position. Q: What are you looking forward to in your position as principal of Amity? A: “I look forward to meeting and getting to know the students, staff and families of Amity. In the short time since I was hired, the staff has already gone above and beyond to make me feel welcome, which confirms what drew me to this community and school. I look forward to working hard with the staff and team at Amity. I can't wait to get started.” Q: What will be the most challenging part? A: “The biggest challenge we will face is the adoption of new standards and assessments. The staff at Amity has already been hard at work on this transition. See BERGAN, Page A2

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BRIEFLY Senior Center host program for mature drivers

CarFit is a national program developed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association and is designed to give a quick, yet comprehensive check on how well an older driver and their vehicle work together. The free program will take place from10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive in Blue Ash. At the CarFit event, trained volunteers complete a 12-point checklist with each driver. Among the items checked: » correct position of driver’s seat; » driver’s ability to easily reach pedals; » proper adjustment of mirrors An occupational therapist from TriHealth will also be on hand to provide information to drivers on how to maintain and strengthen driving health. Participants must make reservations for Carfit by calling 513-984-1234.

Kugler Mill to close for a week

Kugler Mill Road at St. Clair Avenue, between Kenwood and Blue Ash roads in Sycamore Township, will be closed for storm water culvert replacement beginning Monday, May 13. The work is anticipated to last until Friday, May 17. Hamilton County’s detour will be routed over Kenwood Road to Sycamore Road to Blue Ash Road and vice versa. For information on other projects, visit

Woman’s Club installs officers

The Madeira Woman's Club's Installation Luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, in The Seasons on Montgomery Road. Lunch will be served in the main dining room and presentation of this year's scholarship recipients will immediately follow. Installation of officers of the club for 2013-2014 and the club's general meeting will conclude this event. Next year's officers will be: President Shirley Kallmeyer, First Vice

President Betty Morgan, Second Vice President Norma Simon, Treasurer Jane Bavely, Corresponding Secretary Pat Foote and Recording Secretary Nancy Silvers. For further information call 561-2117 or visit

Monzel at Deer Park town hall meeting

Hamilton County Commission President Chris Monzel will a town hall meeting with Deer Park Councilman Charles Tassell, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Deer Park Community Center, 7640 Plainfield Road. “One of the benefits of a smaller community and local government is the ability of residents to meet with and discuss issues of concern with various elected officials,” Tassell said. “I look forward to hosting a series of town hall meetings with key elected officials, and keeping the lines of communication open. Deer Park has great people and tradition, but we are also facing an aging infrastructure from roads to school buildings that need help. These town hall

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meetings will help council hear your concerns, so we can include them in our planning.”

Tullis said the day is special in Indian Hill because the village has for the last 30-some years celebrated with the city of Madeira. “I think it’s important that we come together as a nation at least once a year and pray for our leaders, pray for our country and be thankful so much for everything we have in our great country,” Tullis said. Madeira Mayor Rick Brasington agreed. “I think all communities should participate in this, regardless of their faith,” Brasington said. “My faith is in God, and it’s important for me as a man of faith. “And as for what I pray for today, certainly world peace is one item,” Brasington said. “I pray for civility in all walks of life.” Local religious leaders read from the Bible and led the group in prayer. “God, we come together on this beautiful morning with thanks in our hearts for all that you have given us,” prayed Anne Wrider, Episcopal

St. Gertrude spring plan sale May 18-19

St. Gertrude Parish’s annual spring plant and bake sale will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, rain or shine, at the church, 6543 Miami Ave. in Madeira. Saturday only, visitors will find a “rent-a-space” yard sale in the parking lot off Miami Avenue. Anyone can rent one or more parking spaces for their yard sale and you keep the profits. Reservations must be made in advance to reserve parking spaces. To reserve a space, or to seek more information on any of the above, email stgertrudegarden or call 5610059.

Deer Park Dance prepares for recital

Dancers in the Deer Park Dance program will perform in their annual recital called “iDance.” Two shows are scheduled in Crawford Auditorium at Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road. The first show is at 7 p.m. Friday, May 17; the second is at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Tickets are $7 per seat. About 95 dancers are performing, and the recital features about 34 dances. For information, visit

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All of the new challenges present an opportunity to think critically about how we, as educators, design and tailor instruction. The process will push us and offer many avenues for growth.” Q: How will your skills and experiences prepare you for this position? A: “I have been fortunate to be involved with a wide range of building and district level initiatives throughout my educational career alongside many gifted teachers and principals. I am also a firm believer in open and honest communication and collaboration, which will be a good fit with the team at Deer Park. I hope to leverage these experiences and my leadership style in my new role at Amity as we work to maximize the growth of every student.” Want more updates for Deer Park? Follow Leah Fightmaster on Twitter: @LCFightmaster.


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Madeira accepts repaving project bid By Jason Hoffman

Brenda Coffey, of Integrys Energy Services, addresses Madeira City Council to talk about natural gas aggregation. JASON HOFFMAN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

MADEIRA — Three neighborhoods in Madeira are set to be repaved this year following Madeira City Council’s passage of an ordinance. Council accepted the bid from John R. Jurgensen Co. to repair the Cherokee and Madeira Heights neighborhoods as well as Dones Avenue and Fox Hill Lane. The $465,999 bid is less than the city’s $500,000 repaving budget for 2013, City Manager Tom Moeller said. The city sought esti-

mates to include the Lancewood and Redondo Courts neighborhood as well as a section of Maxfield Lane, but those areas would have put the project over budget and also were not in as bad a state of disrepair, Moeller said. A start date for the project has not been set.

Police vehicle purchase

Council approved buying a new Chevrolet Tahoe for the Madeira Police Department. The Tahoe will replace a 2009 Ford Interceptor and cost $26,185. Council had tabled the vote on purchasing the ve-

hicle at its March 11 meeting because Councilman Ken Born raised concerns over the city’s finances.

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City officials also heard a presentation from Brenda Coffey of Integrys Energy Services about the possibility of city residents joining a natural gas aggregation program. The aggregation would mean if residents enrolled in the program, they would purchase natural gas in bulk and potentially save on rates. The city has an endorsement plan through

Heaping of homes on historical tour By Jeanne Houck

Here are the chairpersons of the Indian Hill Historical Society's 34th annual house tour, from left: Ed Jacobs, Susan Holzapfel and Esh Lunken.

Would you like to tour one of Indian Hill’s oldest homes, a Georgian Colonial from the 1800s filled with rich European touches? How about a 1900s farmhouse with a collection of Americana, or a secluded contemporary home that won a national American Institute of Architects award? The homes — plus a garden and pool house – are on the 34th annual Indian Hill Historical Society’s house tour set for 1 p.m. Sunday, May 19. Participants will meet at the Little Red Schoolhouse at 8100 Given Road. Only Indian Hill Historical Society members may participate, which gives non-members a narrow window of time to sign up. Indian Hill residents Susan Holzapfel, Ed Jacobs and Esh Lunken — all members of the historical society’s board of trustees – are chairpersons of the house tour, the society’s primary fundraiser of the year. “We like to provide a variety of homes, and this year we are pleased to offer homes from the most contemporary to one of


the oldest in the village,” Holzapfel said. “We will enjoy the grounds of one of the area’s talented gardeners while we view garden areas that take advantage of the natural landscape of the property. “A welcoming pool house is situated amidst the varied gardens,” Holzapfel said. The Indian Hill Historical Society house tour

costs $85 per person. Call 891-1873 or visit for house tour reservations or for information about joining the historical society. Jacobs said the return on the cost of membership in the Indian Hill Historical Society is tremendous. “An individual membership is just $40 a year,” Jacobs said. “These homes have, mostly, never been opened

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committee for further evaluation before council decides whether it will be voted on in November. “I am certain Integrys/ Energy Alliance would like to have it on the November ballot, but I do not think council has sufficient information to make a decision at this time,” Moeller said. Integrys operates in Indian Hill, Symmes Township and Lockland and 14 other communities. Want to know more about Madeira government and community? Follow Jason Hoffman on Twitter: @jhoffman_cp.



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Caroline Keith directs the combined Madeira City Schools choirs at a standing-room-only concert in March. THANKS TO JUDY ANDREWS

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aroline Keith was happily teaching K through eighthgrade music at Cardinal Pacelli School on Mount Lookout when a friend called to tell her about a job opening at Madeira City Schools. Even though she wasn’t job hunting, she had just bought a house in Madeira, so she decided to put in her application. Soon she had a new job teaching choral music at Madeira middle and high schools. Madeira is a small school system with about 500 students at the high school. Still, Keith was shocked to learn that her high school chorus that first year consisted of 13 students. A series of events, including a change in the way high school credits were awarded, had led to what was once a robust choir dwindling to such a small number. Keith admits to being very nervous on her first day at Madeira, and describes the first year as a time of “testing the waters,” learning the vocal strengths and weaknesses of those few students. Even though she knew they might not place well, she took that small choir to the Ohio Music Educators Association District 14 Large Group Contest. Their overall score was 3, with a 4 (the lowest score) in sight-reading. Even though it was dispiriting to score so poorly, Keith wanted her students to experience an outside opinion of their performance. That was four years ago, and Madeira varsity choir has made tremendous progress since that time. Now 56 voices strong, the choir has moved up a class in competition, to Class B, and earned a “1,” the highest score, at the OMEA District contest in March. They competed at the OMEA State Large Group Contest April 26. Three current choir members were part of that 2009 13-voice choir. Seniors Joel Kimling, Vanessa Poole and Sharon Ryan recently shared their thoughts about being with Keith from her first days at Madeira. All three had been involved in choir at Madeira Middle School, and all three

Caroline Keith (back left) with three seniors who were in choir her first year at Madeira High School, from left: front, Vanessa Poole and Joel Kimling; back, Keith and Sharon Ryan. THANKS TO JUDY ANDREWS

love to sing. Poole admitted that she signed up for high school choir partly because she needed an arts credit, and that she considered dropping choir after her first two weeks. All three students had been used to a more laid-back choir experience, with a director whose first love was musical theatre. They were used to watching videos of Broadway shows in class, and singing show tunes. Keith’s more rigorous approach to a broad range of musical styles was somewhat intimidating. While Ryan liked the more intense atmosphere, the others admitted to feeling a lot of tension while they adjusted to the change. According to Poole, the alto section at times cried when Keith asked for changes; and Kimling was astounded to find seating charts and a

whiteboard as part of the class. As a way to help them feel closer, Ryan suggested they plan “choir bonding” activities, and ever since, choir members have gone bowling and skating together and shared meals after concerts. Poole suggested “A song in every heart” as the theme for their first choir t-shirts, and they continue to design a new shirt every year. To help the choir feel more at ease before that first OMEA contest, Keith had them play “Heads Up, 7 Up” – something that has now become a tradition. After that first OMEA contest where they received a “3,” Kimling worried that Keith would be so disappointed with their performance that “she would never take us to another contest.” Ryan felt frustrated with

some of the other choir members who really didn’t seem to be trying. Keith kept an optimistic outlook, and that optimism has paid off. Everyone was thrilled with their “1” at this year’s district contest, and their goal is to also earn a “1” at the state contest. Because the high school choir has grown in numbers, the choir is split into two classes. The only times the choir rehearses together are in special before-or-after-school rehearsals. A particular thrill for Ryan is hearing the whole choir together: “It amazes me every time I hear it,” she says. Kimling thinks another of Keith’s accomplishments is bridging the divide in the music department. “Choir used to feel a little inferior to the band. The band went to competitions, marched in parades, and seemed to have more experiences than choir. Under Mrs. Keith’s direction, that rift between band and choir seems to have disappeared.” Just like high school sports teams, every year in choir there’s a different dynamic, with students graduating and others joining. “Mrs. Keith has a way of reading the choir,” Kimling said. “She knows how to use our strengths and overcome our weaknesses.” Keith listens with pride as these three students talk. She is rightfully proud of how far the choir has come, but has definite goals for the future of Madeira Varsity Choir. She’d like to take a choir trip, offering the opportunity to perform in different states. Last year, the choir performed in CCM’s Feast of Carols, a highlight for everyone. She’d like to offer her students more opportunities to step outside Madeira, and “experience more of the rich cultural heritage of choral music that we enjoy in Cincinnati,” she says. And, of course, the immediate goal is to score a “1” at the upcoming state contest. Madeira High School’s final choir concert of the year is Tuesday, May14, at 7 p.m. at Medert Auditorium. The concert is free, and the public is invited to attend.


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» Madeira sophomore Travis Freytag made it to the finals in second singles in Flight D of the Coaches Classic tournament April 27. On April 29, Madeira beat Goshen 4-1 with senior John Muenz, Freytag and sophomore Jake Lorusso winning singles. The Mustangs beat Batavia 3-2 on April 30 with sophomores Zach Zeisler/ Jake Harrington and senior Tyler Hunt/ Robby Elkin winning doubles. » Indian Hill blanked Moeller 5-0 on April 30. Sweeping singles were freshman Alex Warstler, Raghav Joshi and Will Jaroszewicz. On May 2, Indian Hill swept Wyoming in the state team tournament 5-0. Singles winners were Warstler, Joshi and junior Ian Mandybur. » Moeller shut out Mariemont 5-0 on May 2. Winning singles were seniors Logan Wacker and Michael McGrath and junior Kevin Morrison.


» Madeira held off Wyoming 5-4 on April 29. Senior Timmy James got the win and senior Zack Jansen was 2-4 and drove in three for the Mustangs. Madeira run-ruled Indian Hill 15-4 in five innings on May 2 as senior Andrew Benintendi hit a pair of three-run homers and tied the Ohio High School hit record with his 200th. Benintendi snared the Ohio hit record on May 3 with a second-inning double against Deer Park. He also had a two-run homer and inside-the-park grand slam to finish 3-3 with eight runs batted in. The Mustangs prevailed 17-5. » Moeller beat Badin 2-1 on April 29 on a home run by Nick Meece. Junior Zach Logue got the victory. The Crusaders beat St. Xavier 6-4 on May 1. Junior T.J. Storer got the win and junior Gus Ragland had the save. Senior Brian Butz drove in three runs. Moeller overcame a 4-1 deficit in the seventh inning to beat Turpin 5-4 on May 2. Senior Spencer Iacovone had the game-winning double and senior Mason Eckley picked up the win.

Indian Hill tries to get jump on competition By Scott Springer

Madeira coach Jack Kuzniczci presents senior Andrew Benintendi with a souvenir ball after the Mustang collected his 201st career hit against Deer Park May 3. The double to left field gave Benintendi the Ohio high school career record. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

Andrew Benintendi hits the record-setting hit against Deer Park May 3. THANKS TO TERRENCE HUGE

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After swatting a pair of three-run homers, Braves pitcher Pierce Arnold threw behind him. After a warning, Arnold then plunked his one-time summer ball teammate, denying him a shot at the record that afternoon. Madeira Coach Jack Kuzniczci has seen teams throw at his players before. He’s also seen teams “submit” to a run by walking him with the bases loaded. “They do, but we have Zack (Jansen) batting second and he hits the ball pretty well,” Kuzniczci said. “They’ve pitched

around Andrew with the bases loaded before and Zack’s come up and hit a grand slam.” Now that he has the record, Madeira can focus on making another postseason run. As a sophomore, Benintendi led the Mustangs to the DIII championship game. He’s yet to pitch this season due to forearm soreness but hasn’t ruled it out. In 2011 and 2012 he led Madeira in wins and strikeouts. “We’ll see how we go in the tournament and how it plays out,” Benintendi said. “It’s nothing to be worried about. We’re just not going to take any risks right now.” The icing on the cake of his prep career would be another trip to Huntington Park in Columbus. “It’s going to be a tough road,” Benintendi said. “There’s some tough pitchers. CHCA has (Cameron) Varga and (Jacob) Banks. We’re a streaky team; we’ll see what happens when we get there.”



Benintendi: Ohio’s prep hit king MADEIRA — Much like the major league “Hit King” Pete Rose, Madeira’s Andrew Benintendi now owns a record that mathematically will be difficult to break. On May 3 against Deer Park, the deceivingly powerful lefty rocketed a shot to left field with the bases loaded in the second inning. Afterward, he stood on second base with a well-earned grin with his 201st career high school hit. The well-decorated Madeira senior is now Ohio’s all-time prep hit leader. Play was stopped after the hit and the Mustang center fielder was given a standing ovation by fans of both schools. He finished the game in typical Benintendi flair by adding a two-run homer and and inside-the-park grand slam to drive in eight runs on the day in a 17-5 win. Rose’s MLB record would require a player to collect 200 hits for 20 years and then tack on 256 more. On a smaller, yet still impressive scale, an Ohio player would have to average 50 hits per season over four years to match Benintendi. The magnificent Mustang rapped out 58 knocks in his first season out of junior high. He actually remembers the first one. “It was at Finneytown,” Benintendi said. “I was 1-for-4 that game. It was past the first baseman for a single.” A couple hundred fairly-landed cowhides later, the 5-10,160-pound future Arkansas Razorback is in the hit hog heaven. He also recently made Sports Illustrated’s coveted “Faces In The Crowd” section. “It’s pretty exciting,” Benintendi admitted. “Before this year, I had a little idea of where I was with the hit record. Breaking it is exciting for me, my family and Madeira. It’s a special time.” Benintendi might have had the record at Indian Hill the day before.



» Deer Park got by Finneytown 8-7 on April 29 for Coach Bill Newton’s 200th win. Junior Sara Kramer got the win and sophomore Samantha Wood was 3-4 with a double, home run and four runs batted in. The Lady Wildcats beat Indian Hill 11-2 on April 30. Deer Park had home runs from junior Alexis Noland, sophomore Lacey Chadwell (2), sophomore Olivia Liggett and freshman Natalie Carnes. Deer Park beat Finneytown again on May 1, 6-5 in eight innings. Chadwell homered and drove in three runs. On May 3, Deer Park downed Madeira 8-5 with Kramer getting the win and Chadwell belting a home run and driving in three runs. » Madeira beat Mariemont 13-3 on April 30 as junior Clare Gordon had the win and sophomore Molly Murphy was 3-4 with a double and triple. The Amazons defeated Wyoming May 1, 5-2. Senior Julie Kuzniczci was 2-3 and drove in three runs. » Indian Hill beat Madeira 6-1 on May 2 behind junior Ally Hermes. Senior Kendall Collins was 2-3 and drove in two runs. The Lady Braves defeated Norwood 11-1 on May 3 behind freshman Cassidy Zang. Senior Johanna Wagner was 2-3 and drove in three runs.

Boys volleyball

» At the Centerville Elite Invitational on April 27, Moeller defeated Centerville and St. Ignatius before losing to Hilliard Darby in the championship game. The Crusaders beat Fenwick 25-9, 2510, 25-11 on April 30. Moeller defeated St. Xavier on May 3, 25-22, 25-14, 25-21.

Boys track and field

» Deer Park was second at the Reading Senior Meet May 2. Senior Daryl Ringwood won the 100 and 200 meters and the 300 hurdles; junior Cory Harmon won the 400 meters and the discus; sophomore Adam Petry won the 1,600 and 3,200; and the Wildcats won the 4x800 relay.

Girls track and field

» Deer Park was second at the Reading Senior Meet May 2. Junior Sam Moses won the shot put and discus and junior Colleen Armstrong took the pole vault.

Catching up with....

» Former Moeller lefty Brent Suter is off to a great start in Class A for the Milwaukee Brewers organization. After spring training, Suter was assigned back to low A Appleton, where they made him a starter. He did very well in his three starts and got promoted Thursday to Advanced A Brevard County, Fla. He is the first pitcher from his draft class to make it that far. Suter started for the Brevard County Manatees April 29 and got his first win in Advanced A ball as well as his first win this season. He went six innings, allowing three hits,with four strikeouts and two walks on 91 pitches as the Manatees won 6-1 against Bradenton. His ERA is 1.71 is third in all of the Brewers’ minor league system and his WHIP is 1.14 is fifth.

INDIAN HILL — Graduation and participation has taken its toll on the Indian Hill track squad. Big point-scorers Elizabeth Heinbach and Sarah Rosenblum have graduated, leaving holes in the Lady Braves sprint and distance efforts. Then, there’s participation. Indian Hill allows student-athletes one sport per season, so hard choices must be made. As a result, top distance runners Elena and Rhian Horton are playing lacrosse. Ditto for Sam Kassem, who threw the shot and discuss for the boys last year and qualified for regionals. However, before you jump to conclusions, Indian Hill does have a lad and lass “a leaping”. Seniors Christina Canning and Drake Stimson have been high jumping successfully for Coach Susan Savage. Canning has reached 5’4” at presstime and Stimson can clear 6 feet. The tandem’s flying and flopping has led to some key Indian Hill points. Canning’s post-basketball jumping has her exploring track and field options in college as the bar continues to rise. Stimson’s junior season best was 6’2” and he also was among Cincinnati Hills League leaders in the 400 meters. Thus far, he’s been confined to running toward the high bar. “They’re very young,” Savage reiterated. “Anthony Johnson is out for the boys and continues to improve, but he’s a freshman and very new to it. For the girls, Marie Taylor is our allpurpose athlete. She long jumps, shots puts, does discus and 300 hurdles. Someday she’ll be a great heptathlete.” The youth movement continues in the sprints where the Lady Braves lost CHL first-teamer Rosenblum. “Right now, we’re just putting some of the underclassmen in the 100 and 200 to see who has potential,” Savage said. “In the 400, Emma Lowe (junior) and Sara Schwanekamp (sophomore) are competitive.” Indian Hill’s boys still have senior Austin Hughes in the distance events and a worthy 4x800 team in junior Joshua Leibel, sophomore Wells Coalfleet and seniors Johnny Stephen and Mason McClay. “Both 4x800 relays are very respectable,” Savage said. “The girls 4x400 will also be in the mix and I think the girls team will be in the mix for the league championship. The other meat of the cross country team is out. There’s Jenny Blazic and Sabrina Bulas is in the 4x800 with Jenny Blazic, Mackenzie Owen, Sara Lance and Liz Dammeyer.” Ahead for Indian Hill is the Steve McKee-Kiwanis Invitational May 8-9 at Mariemont and the CHL Championship at Reading May 16.

Sportman voting

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Indian Hill’s girls 4x800 relay team, from left, is: Sophomore Sabrina Bulas, senior Sara Lance, sophomore Mackenzie Owen and senior Liz Dammeyer SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

Indian Hill’s boys 4x800 relay team is, from left: Junior Joshua Leibel, sophomore Wells Coalfleet, senior Johnny Stephen and senior Mason McClay. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS


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By Scott Springer

INDIAN HILL — Just as he does on the basketball court for coach Tim Burch’s Indian Hill Braves, 16-year-old Lucas Gould is “taking it to the house.” The Talbert House works in several communities and benefits adults and families in the areas of behaviorial health, care, housing, and court and corrections. Gould’s family has a connection to Talbert House as his grandfather has a memorial there. Looking for a community service project, Gould found a way to improve the facilities at Talbert House’s Parkway Center for Homeless Men and Veterans on a recent visit. “I noticed they didn’t have any recreational facilities or anything to get any exercise,” Gould said. “Being such a big basketball fan and basketball player, I figured building a basketball court would be a great idea.” As a result, the 6-foot-8 post player initiated a strong move inside that has turned into The Oscar Robertson “Hoops for the Homeless” project. The plans call for a basketball court, greenspace for other activities, parking and a Veteran’s memorial garden. Lucas Gould’s father, James, was friends with Robertson. It was logical to call on one of the NBA’s all-time best when Gould needed an assist. The group has raised $40,000 for the court and is looking for more to finish the other aspects of the work, including the Veteran’s monument. Donations are being accepted at “I figured it would be a good idea to have somebody to work with that everybody knew,” Gould said of Robertson. “Me being just a kid, I figured ev-

A pair of 6-foot-8 centers collide underneath as Indian Hill junior Lucas Gould (white and red) boxes out Anderson senior Joe Cossins in a game this winter. Gould is helping the Talbert House this spring in a “Hoops for the Homeless” effort. SCOTT SPRINGER/COMMUNITY PRESS

Lucas Gould, Brenda White of Parkway Center and Oscar Robertson have partnered in the “Hoops for the Homeless” project for the Talbert House. THANKS TO WWW.TALBERTHOUSE.ORG

erybody wouldn’t know me. When I talked to him about it, he said ‘yes’ right away.” The inclusion of the former Cincinnati Bearcat, Royal and Milwaukee Buck has helped garner attention for the project. The man synonymous with the “triple-double” hopes to call for the ball. “We’re putting two hoops in and we’re working on getting a bunch of basketballs donated by the NBA,” Gould said. Gould expects construction to end by early summer. Then, the visitors of the Talbert House Parkway Center can shoot at the goals and perhaps achieve others. Aside from assisting in the community, Gould

plays an ambitious AAU basketball schedule and has one more season at Indian Hill. His service partner project has seen him play and the pair recently compared shooting technique. Gould is getting recruiting looks from Northern Kentucky, Harvard and some California schools. He’ll attend a Harvard camp in late June and is hoping to increase his ACT score. His GPA is 3.8. As a junior, Gould averaged 10.2 points and seven rebounds. With several players back from a 14-10 team, things are looking good off of Drake Road. Playing inside, Gould’s assist total last year was just 0.4 per game.


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Deer Park’s Newton nails number 200 Deer Park softball coach Bill Newton recorded his 200th career win April 29 when the Lady Wildcats defeated Finneytown 8-7. Deer Park has won three league titles under Newton and is currently chasing a fourth. The girls play rival Reading on the road on May 9. The following quotes reflect Newton’s contributions to Deer Park’s program: Senior Lea Gatto (varsity second base) “Coach Newton has helped me grow as a softball player and a person. He will stay after practice hitting me extra ground balls or soft toss for extra batting practice. When I ask for extra help, Coach Newton is always there for me. He has built a winning team out of girls that are at the bottom of the league in other sports.” Junior Sara Kramer (varsity pitcher) “I have enjoyed my high school softball career so far playing on Coach Newton’s team. Coach Newton is always willing to put in extra time to

help us and answer any questions we have. Coach Newton Newton is always pushing me as well as my teammates to do our best because he know what we are capable of.” Sophomore Ceara Trusty (varsity center field) “Coach Newton is amazing. When I earned a spot on the varsity team as a freshman I batted right-handed. Coach taught me to bat lefthanded and fill the lead-off spot in the line-up. This was difficult, but with Coach’s encouragement I was able to be successful.” Rob Hamann (Athletic Director) “Bill is a consummate professional at all times. Coach Newton is one of the most dedicated and professional coaches I have the honor of working with. I am not surprised he has achieved this 200-win milestone.”

SIDELINES Youth football registration The Madeira Community Youth Football Organization is having a registration open house from 4-6 p.m., Sunday, May 19, at the Madeira Middle School cafeteria from 4-6 p.m. This open house will be an opportunity to: » Register for the 2013 tackle program – for Fall 2013 third through sixth-graders. » Meet coaches Adam McCauley and John Cravaack. » Get fitted for 2013 equipment. » Receive this year’s Colts T-shirt: “Go The Distance” Tackle participation fee are $75 for returning players (with a jersey) and $125 for new players or those needing a jersey.

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Owed money? Consider small claims court Small Claims court is for small cases where it may not be feasible to hire an attorney. If someone owes you money and won’t pay, take your case to small claims. A division of the Hamilton County Municipal Court, its purpose is to permit easy access to the court system for persons with disputes over relatively small amounts of money. Typical small claims cases are security deposit claims, car accidents and breach of contract actions. The most that you can sue for in small claims is $3,000.

» Only the owner By filing a small may file a case that claims case, you involves damage to a waive your right to a vehicle. trial before a judge or » You do not need an jury. A magistrate, a attorney if you reprelawyer appointed by sent yourself. the court, hears these Your court date will cases. be approximately 28 Here are some Brad days from the day you rules for filing: Greenberg » You must know COMMUNITY PRESS file. The trial occurs at this first hearing so be the address of the GUEST COLUMNIST prepared and be on party against whom time. If you are late for court you file suit. you may lose your case. » The party filing the suit Small claims court only must prove his case by a predecides cases involving money. ponderance of admissible eviThe magistrate cannot order dence.

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against the defendant. You may need to file additional legal forms to try to collect your judgment. Winning a case against a defendant who cannot pay is often a hollow victory. Filing a small claims case costs $49. Visit the Clerk of Courts office located in the Hamilton County Courthouse at 1000 Main St. Room 115. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Judge Brad Greenberg presides in Hamilton County Municipal Court. He is a Loveland resident.


be invented. Nobody asked me, but... » I have to write down my » I joined a health club, grandkids names before I call spent $500 and didn’t lose a them. pound. Apparently, you have » I found some LP records to go there. in a trunk. Who were Frankie » I walk early in the mornLaine and Vaughn Monroe? ing before my brain figures » When will TV networks out what I’m doing. eliminate laugh tracks? » With age I have more Bill Damsey » It’s football draft day, so patience. Then I realized I COMMUNITY PRESS its a good time to finish my don’t give a darn anymore. GUEST COLUMNIST book and see a movie. » My first-grade teacher » “The Andy Griffith Show” still was Mrs. Smith, but I can’t rememmakes me laugh. ber where I put the remote. » I will buy no new gadget unless they tell me its the last thing that will Bill Damsey is a resident of Deer Park.


either party to do anything other than pay money. Therefore, you should have an idea of the specific value of your loss. It is helpful to bring estimates, receipts or other documents to prove your case. Be aware that if you file a small claims case, the defendant may file a counterclaim against you claiming that you owe him money. If the defendant wins you will have to pay him. Winning your case does not guarantee that you will get your money. If you win, you then have a valid judgment

Should Congress pass a bill which would empower states to make online retailers collect sales taxes for purchases made over the Internet? Why or why not?

“I would like to see Congress enact laws that require all internet purchases to have state sales tax placed on them. This would be based on the State of the purchaser or receiver of the goods. “This levels the playing field somewhat with the competing retail outfits. But I would like all of this new tax earmarked for state education at the K-12 grade levels. Otherwise these additional tax dollars will go towards less necessary items. “Go figure!” T.D.T.

“The answer is a resounding No! It is unconstitutional. “Refer to your copy of the U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 9, Paragraph 5: ‘No tax or duty shall be laid on goods exported from any state.’ “Any state currently collecting such tax is doing it illegally. Ohio cannot collect it or coerce you to volunteer it if the purchase is made and shipped to you from another state.” B.C.

“No!!! Yet another government overstep to ‘correct’ gross overspending!!! J.G.

“We’re already taxed enough! Having to pay shipping adds to the cost of ordering online, but not paying sales tax helps to make up for that. Taxing Internet purchases would discourage many people from patronizing online companies and those companies could be thrown out of business, resulting in more people losing their jobs (with more people having to go on unemployment or welfare). The government needs to stop wasting our money and find ways to cut spending. Increasing taxes only gives the politicians more money to spend frivolously and causes folks like me to stop spending, which only makes the economy worse. It seems to be their only solution (along with printing worthless money) to a terrible financial situation.” C.H.

"Collecting the sales tax is an administrative nightmare. Most but not all states have one and in many areas, it varies from county to county. Some states tax clothing and others don’t. Nationally, the system of sales and use taxes is a nightmare. Merchants have to deal with their own state’s mess already. Why should they have to deal with dozens of other regulations as well. The Internet and the telephone has made tax evaders of all of us because we buy things elsewhere and don’t pay our home state’s tax. Let’s leave things the way they are or outlaw

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state sales taxes and have one national sales tax whose proceeds get sent back to the states.” F.S.D.

"First and for all, it would give retailers an increase in their business and secondly, it would give states additional tax revenue. I personally purchased an item once and had more of a hassle in returning that item, which caused me to only support retail businesses. A lot of people think that a penny saved is a penny earned, but once you pay (shipping and handling) and the aggravation if it is wrong size, color, or just not what you ordered, it is not worth it. I understand a lot of people live by this, but start taxing and see what happens.” D.J.

"Well, as a business owner and reseller, yes I do think sales tax should be collected. Many states are already mandating sales tax on Internet purchases, also known as sales use tax. the main reason many Internet purchases escape sales tax is because Internet Sales Software, also known as “shopping carts” is very expensive, and many are avoiding collecting the taxes because that reseller has to send in sales taxes to the various states the buyer is located, and that is a pain. If you live in the state the seller is in, you cannot avoid paying the sales tax. 'I suggest a simple federal sales tax the same percentage as the buyers State they reside. That way, the federal government can divy out the individual states fair share.” O.H.R.

“No, Congress should not. Online 'ETailers' are often very small in-home businesses. To require them to collect and distribute sales taxes back to dozens of states would place a hardship upon them that would likely force them out of business. Besides, the rule for mail-order businesses has always been limited to collecting the sales tax only for states in which they have a physical presence. In addition, this change is being pursued by the federal government in an area that lies outside the scope of their constitutional limitations. Not that that has ever bothered the Feds in recent years, but I think it’s time someone put the Feds back in their place. “Heaven knows they have enough trouble dealing with the areas they are constitutionally required to regulate.”

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







Ellen and Robert Morris of Blue Ash work with Paige Golding of Cincinnati to prepare boxes. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN

Access volunteers gather for a photo before going out to deliver meals. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN

Volunteers deliver Passover meals

With the help and dedication of 120 volunteers, Jewish Family Service delivered 420 Passover meals to Cincinnati Jewish families in need March 17, marking the 15th annual Dr. Samuel S. Rockwern Passover Delivery of Jewish Family Service. This community project is often meaningful for volunteers as well as the clients receiving food. “I have volunteered every year,” said Lynn Mayfield of Hyde Park, who continues to recognize the importance of this project. “I moved out of town for a number of years, but would always come back to Cincinnati for the weekend of Passover delivery.” The Passover delivery drew volunteers of all ages to deliver boxes filled with matzah, matzah ball soup mix, macaroons, gefilte fish, Passover candy, grape juice, nuts, apples, and a chicken dinner to families in need. Because Kosher for Passover food is expensive, this project is important to ensure recipients had an adequate holiday meal. Deliveries stretched over 30 ZIP codes confirming that Jewish families in need live throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The Dr. Samuel S. Rockwern Passover Delivery of Jewish Family Service was started by a group of dedicated volunteers in 1998 and continues to be embraced by the community. It involves more than just delivering food; it personally connects the volunteers with families. Alta Kreindler of Amberley Village delivered food with her grandchildren, Sophie Glassman (age 7), Eric Glassman (age 9) and Ryan Glassman (age 11) of Wyoming. During one delivery, they looked at family photos on the wall. The resident handed the children apples and

Greg and Debbie Cohen of Blue Ash are ready to deliver meals. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN

Alta Kreindler of Amberley Village and Sophie (7), Eric (9) and Ryan (11) Glassman of Wyoming with Mr. Shumakh of Golf Manor. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN

candy bars as a thank-you. “He was nice,” Ryan said. Volunteers also came during the week to sort the thousands of cans and boxes of donated food. Cincinnati Hebrew Day School donated the storage and set-up facilities. Area congregations, organizations, and businesses collected the nonperishable, boxed food. The balance was purchased with monetary donations from The Rockwern Charitable Foundation, The Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation, and individual community donors. Remke/biggs at Highland and Ridge made it easy for shoppers to donate money. The store displayed signs with tearoff slips for shoppers to donate specifically to this project by adding $5, $10 or $20 to their purchase. Shoppers can continue to support this promotion through April 2. No cash or food donations go to waste as the need for food continues throughout the year at Jewish Family Service Food Pantry, which feeds an average of 130 people each month. It is

Pam Sacherman of Blue Ash and Carey Kurtz of Montgomery help organize volunteers. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN

Lynn Mayfield of Hyde Park helps sort food. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN

the only kosher food pantry in the region and is currently located in space donated by Golf Manor Synagogue. The pantry will be expanding into the Jewish Family Service Barbash Family Vital Support Center this summer on the campus of Hebrew Union CollegeJewish Institute of Religion. The Center will not only house an expanded food pantry, but will have case management, supportive counseling, emergency financial assistance, health promotion classes and therapeutic socialization. The food pantry will continue making deliveries to those who are homebound. Jewish Family Service is supported in part by funds made available from Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio, Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger, and The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati.

Amy Schur and Steve Albert of Montgomery carry a load of boxes. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN

Richard and Adam Behrman of Wyoming were among the volunteers.

Eve Smiley of Kenwood was one of the younger volunteers. THANKS TO SHERRY



Terry and Gabrielle Peck of Blue Ash were among the volunteers. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN

Robyn and Caryn Duvall of Loveland volunteered for the Passover meal delivery project. THANKS TO SHERRY KAPLAN

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Health / Wellness

Art Exhibits

Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Shops at Harper’s Point, 11340 Montgomery Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. 686-3300; Symmes Township.

The Great Surrealists … Then and Now , 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Gallery Veronique, 11324 Montgomery Road, Work showing the development of surrealist form and style beginning with Miro’s first engraving in 1933 and continuing to recent works by Ann Bachelier. Original drawings and engravings available for purchase. Free. 5305379; Symmes Township.

Literary - Libraries Teen Board Gaming, 2:30-4 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Teens and tweens play board games of their choice. Games played most often are Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Forbidden Island, Zombie Fluxx, Uno and Skip-Bo. Ages 11-18. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Business Classes How to Keep Your Business Safe, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wright Brothers Inc., 7825 Cooper Road, Conference Room. By Montgomery Police Department. Ages 21 and up. Free. Registration required. 543-3591; Montgomery.

Business Seminars Marketing Leadership Panel Discussion, 7:45-9:45 a.m., Towers of Kenwood, 8044 Montgomery Road, First Floor Conference Room. Industry leaders give insight into marketing strategy that generated success for their businesses. $30. 784-2373; Kenwood.

The Montgomery Farmers Market is coming to Montgomery Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 9609 Montgomery Road. Vendors grow and produce what they sell. More than 20 vendors will offer vegetables, fruits, herbs, meat, eggs, honey, goat's milk products, coffee, olive oil, hummus cheese and baked goods. Call 984-4865, or visit AMANDA DAVIDSON/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Montgomery Road, With Chef Koco. $25. Chefs prepare menu to complement wines. Reservations required. 247-7740; Symmes Township.

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On Stage - Comedy

It’s in the Bag: May with Ilene Ross, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Features freshest in-season ingredients. With Pipkin’s Market to choose best seasonally available ingredients for your kitchen. Ilene presents full menu and each student receives bag from Pipkin’s worth $20. $50. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Carmen Lynch, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, 4865 Duck Creek Road, Classes incorporate variety of dance styles, including jazz, hip-hop, Latin, jive and more danced to popular music. $10. 617-9498; Madisonville. Yoga/Pilates Infusion, 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Contemporary blend of flowing yoga movements and core-centric Pilates sequences. $10-$15. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness OPTIFAST Weight Loss Program Information Session, 7-8 p.m., Weight Management Solutions, 8001 Kenwood Road, Free. Registration required. 956-3729; Sycamore Township.

On Stage - Comedy Carmen Lynch, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Recreation Family Field Fest: Mini Maccabi Games, 6-8 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Games, races, bounce house and more. JCC Blue Jays team photos taken. Dinner available for purchase. For ages 12 and under and families. Free. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Youth room. Big book/ discussion meeting. Brown bag lunch optional. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. 673-0174; Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, MAY 10 Art Exhibits The Great Surrealists … Then and Now , 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Gallery Veronique, Free. 5305379; Symmes Township.

Drink Tastings Grand Wine Tasting, 6-8 p.m., Kroger Harper’s Point, 11390

On Stage - Theater Chapter Two, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road, Writer George, is encouraged by his younger brother Leo to start dating again after the death of his first wife. After a series of bad matches, he comes up with Jennie and she’s a keeper. $17. Through May 26. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Tours Flavors of the Queen City Walking Tour, 1-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Threehour walk through Cincinnati’s rich culinary tradition of unique restaurants, dishes and flavors while learning about local history and businesses. Bus transportation provided. Ages 21 and up. $75. Reservations required. 985-0900; Montgomery.

SATURDAY, MAY 11 Art Exhibits

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. Session, 10-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-noon, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, Children’s hands-on chamber music series for ages 2-6 and their families. Theme: Music Making with Madcap. The violin, cello, piano and Madcap Puppets tell story of Jack and the Beanstalk through music of Schubert. Free Graeter’s cookies. $15 flexbook of four, $5; free ages 2 and under. 381-6868; Kenwood.

Music - Concerts Music at Ascension, 7:30 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Sanctuary. From Opera to Broadway. John Shuffle, baritone, and Nancy Williams Shuffle, soprano. Free, donations accepted. 793-3288. Montgomery.

On Stage - Comedy Carmen Lynch, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Chapter Two, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.




Swinging for Charity Gala and Dance-a-Thon, 6-10 p.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Music by Leroy Ellington & E-Funk Band and DJ. Benefits The Cancer Support Community. $30 suggested minimum donation. 791-9100; Blue Ash.

The Wizard Of Oz Auditions, 1:30-5 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, 4433 Cooper Road, East Side Players production. Open to all ages. Reservations required. 871-7427; Blue Ash.

Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

Farmers Market Montgomery Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Montgomery Elementary School, 9609 Montgomery Road, Vendors grow/ produce what they sell. More than 20 vendors offering vegetables, fruits, herbs, meat, eggs, honey, goat’s milk products, coffee, olive oil, hummus, cheese and baked goods. 9844865; Montgomery.

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 100, Topic: What do the numbers mean? Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 all four sessions; or $10 per session. 271-5111; Madisonville.

Kevin Fox, 7-10 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Free. 324-7643. Loveland.

THURSDAY, MAY 16 Business Seminars

The Great Surrealists … Then and Now , 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Gallery Veronique, Free. 5305379; Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes

Music - Acoustic

On Stage - Comedy Carmen Lynch, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$14. 984-9288; Montgomery.

On Stage - Theater Chapter Two, 7 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

MONDAY, MAY 13 Clubs & Organizations Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Family friendly. Free. Through July 22. 351-5005; Madeira.

Cooking Classes C’est Cheese - A Mobile Monday Class with Emily Franks, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Owner says C’est Cheese is hottest food bus to hit Cincinnati. She brings some of her most popular treats. $40. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Music - Classical

Health / Wellness

Linton Peanut Butter & Jam

TriHealth Mobile Mammog-

raphy Screening, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Digital screening mammography. Reservations required. 569-6565; Montgomery.

TUESDAY, MAY 14 Art & Craft Classes Messy Moments, 10-10:45 a.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Art projects and sensory exploration for parents and children. For ages 6 months-3 years with parent/caregiver. $10, $7 members. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

Cooking Classes Charcuterie and Fresh Sausage Making with Packey Velleca, 6-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Learn to make your own fresh sausage. Each student has opportunity to sample sausage types and take home links of fresh sausage made in class. $50. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Education Identity Theft, 6 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Find out if you’re taking unnecessary risks with your identity, methods to avoid this situation and what to do should you become a victim. Ages 18 and up. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.

Music - Student Performances Choir Concert, 7 p.m., Madeira High School, 7465 Loannes Drive, Medert Auditorium. Varsity Choir and Select Vocal Ensemble present program of music ranging from Southern spirituals to pop contemporary songs. Free. 891-8222; Madeira.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 Art & Craft Classes Portrait Painting and Drawing Class, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Drawing and Painting from a clothed model. $120 per session of four classes. Reservations required. 259-9302. Mariemont. Free Knitting Classes, 7-8:30 p.m., Milford Heights Church of Christ, 1646 Ohio 28, Basic knitting techniques, fresh ideas and short devotional time. Free. 575-1874. Milford.

Cooking Classes Marilyn’s Main Dish Salads with Marilyn Harris, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Marilyn shows how to make best use of summer’s freshest fruits and vegetables in salad hearty enough to make a meal. $65. Reservations required. 489-6400; Symmes Township.

Yes, You CAN Get Business Through LinkedIN, 10-11:30 a.m., Dimalanta Design Group, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, No. 650, With Ernie Dimalanta, founder of Out-&-Out Marketing and owner of Dimalanta Design Group, and Wendy Hacker, PR and social media consultant of Dimalanta Design Group. Learn how to use LinkedIN and how it can help you grow your business. $10. Reservations required. 588-2802; Blue Ash.

Education Camping 101, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Benchmark Outdoor Outfitters, 9525 Kenwood Road, Learn about camping from master outfitter. Free. 791-9453; Blue Ash.

Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 6-7 p.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville. Yoga/Pilates Infusion, 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, $10-$15. 290-8217; Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness J Spa Party Sampler, 6-8 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Sample variety of services, such as paraffin treatments, chair massage, mini facials and more. Includes drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. Ages 18 and up. $60, $50 members. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village. Mobile Heart Screenings, 1-5 p.m., Walgreens Loveland, 10529 Loveland Madeira Road, Several screening packages available to test risk of heart attack, stroke, aneurysm and other major diseases. Appointment required. 866-819-0127; Loveland. OPTIFAST Weight Loss Program Information Session, 7-8 p.m., Weight Management Solutions, Free. Registration required. 956-3729; Sycamore Township.

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

Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, MAY 17 Health / Wellness Pre-Diabetes Class, 9-11 a.m., Jewish Hospital Weight Management Center, 6350 E. Galbraith Road, Information on making healthy food choices, exercise and blood sugar control and monitoring blood sugar levels. $20. 686-6820; Kenwood.

Music - Religious Joy Chadwell, 4:30-10:45 p.m., Eastern Hills Baptist Church, 271-6192. Madisonville.

On Stage - Theater Chapter Two, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

SATURDAY, MAY 18 Exercise Classes Cardio Dance Party, 10-11 a.m., Eric Thomas’ Professional Fitness Academy, $10. 617-9498; Madisonville.

Farmers Market Montgomery Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Montgomery Elementary School, 984-4865; Montgomery.

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, Topic: Preventing complications. $30 all four sessions; or $10 per session. 271-5111; Madisonville. Cooking with Kids: Everyday Fun Foods, 9-11 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Cooking class with registered dietitians who teach hands-on, healthy and creative cooking with children. Cookbook included for first 15 registrants. Ages 4-8. $20. Reservations required. 985-0900. Montgomery. Family Amazing Race, 3-6 p.m., Five Seasons Family Sports Club, 11790 Snider Road, Fitness stations, health fair, injuryprevention clinic, demonstrations, barbecue, prizes and more. Teams consists of two adults maximum and children. $25 per team. Reservations required. 469-1400. Symmes Township.

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

Music - Classic Rock Let the Good Times Roll Dance, 7-11:30 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Community Room. Music by the Remains. Hosted by New Visions, Good Shepherd ministry for those who are divorced, separated or widowed. Ages 21 and up. $15. 563-1868; Montgomery.

Music - Religious Joy Chadwell, 9:30 a.m.-8:45 p.m., Eastern Hills Baptist Church, 271-6192. Madisonville.

On Stage - Theater Chapter Two, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Runs / Walks

Joy Chadwell, 6:30-10 p.m., Eastern Hills Baptist Church, 5825 Islington Ave., Christian and contemporary singersongwriter. 271-6192. Madisonville.

Run Asana, 10 a.m.-noon, Grailville Retreat and Program Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Amy Tuttle and Tracy Jo Duckworth bring strength, flexibility and balance into your life. Geared toward all levels, from walker to runner. $5. Reservations required. 683-2340; RCfr0F. Loveland.

On Stage - Theater


Chapter Two, 8 p.m., Walton Creek Theater, $17. 684-1236; Columbia Township.

Art & Craft Classes

Music - Religious

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

Canvas and Cupcakes at the Barn, 1-2:30 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Children create winter-themed painting on canvas alongside instructor Keli Oelerich, and enjoy a cupcake. All materials supplied including take-home canvas. $15. 859-8668777; Mariemont.


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Make homemade spa products for mom I had a rather unusual request for a Mother’s Day present from a young woman who wanted to make her mom some homemade spa products. She wanted something that the chidlren could help with, too. Homemade spa products are easy to make, healthful and beautiful. I’m sharing a few of Rita my favorites Heikenfeld here, and there RITA’S KITCHEN will be more on my blog, so check that out. As I have said lots of times, a gift from the hands is a gift from the heart. Happy Mother’s Day to all of our moms, biological and otherwise.

1 box lemon cake mix 1 (3.5 ounce) pkg. instant lemon pudding mix 4 eggs 1 ⁄2 cup water 1 ⁄2 cup key lime juice 1 ⁄2 cup vegetable oil

Rita shares recipes for homemade bath salts, a sugar scrub and foaming bath oil. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

Master recipe: 1 cup Epsom salt 1 ⁄4 cup sea salt 2 tablespoons baking soda

Optional add-ins: 1 tablespoon dry goat or cow’s milk 1 tablespoon dry bath herbs of your choice, finely ground or not, or a few drops essential oil of your choice.

Mix together. To use, pour 1⁄4 cup into a hot bath. Essential oils are distilled from plants and are very strongly scented. There are many kinds, from soothing lavender to energizing peppermint. Epsom salt soothes muscles and helps replenish magnesium levels and remove toxins from skin. Sea salt is recommended for its mineral content.

Key lime glaze Mix together: 2 cups powdered sugar ⁄3 cup lime juice


Baking soda is alkaline, helps soothe and clean without harming delicate skin.

Simple sugar scrub Mix together: 1 cup fine granulated sugar 1 ⁄2 cup oil of choice: jojoba, almond, olive, grapeseed

Rita’s homemade bath salts

Tip from Rita’s kitchen

find out more, log onto: If you want to register, you can do so now until June 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Use for face, neck and throat. Avoid eye area. Use a circular motion and gently rub the scrub into your forehead, cheeks, chin and neck. Rinse with warm water. Finish with cool water to close pores. Store in refrigerator.

Foaming bath oil

Stir together gently:

⁄2 cup your choice of oil (see simple sugar scrub for choices) 1 ⁄4 cup mild, unscented liquid soap or baby shampoo Optional: Few drops essential oil of choice


Eddie Merlot’s potatoes

I don’t know if Linda, who requested the recipe from this Montgomery restaurant, is a mom, but if so, this will be her present from Yvonne Steinhauer, a Milford reader, who has the cookbook.

11⁄4 pounds potatoes, peeled and

cut into 1⁄2-inch cubes 11⁄2 tablespoons jalapenos, seeded and minced 11⁄3 cups heavy cream (whipping cream) 1 ⁄2 cup Gruyere cheese, shredded 1 ⁄3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1 teaspoon Tabasco 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded Kosher salt and black pepper

Put all ingredients in bowl and mix on high speed for two minutes. Pour into 9-inch by 13-inch pan that has been greased and floured with pan grease (recipe below). Bake for 35-40 minutes. When cool, frost.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Steam potatoes for 30 minutes until fork tender and not mushy. Put in sprayed casserole dish. In saucepan, bring cream and jalapenos to a simmer. Reduce by 25 percent, about 10-12 minutes. Whisk in Gruyere, Parmesan and Tabasco. Stir constantly until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over potatoes, toss gently. Top with Cheddar and bake 15-18 minutes until hot and bubbly.

Store in refrigerator and let come to room temperature to use. Mix:

Susan Zugehoer’s key lime cake

Susan and I were colleagues when I had my cooking school. She is a professional, expert baker and decorator. Anything Susan shares is an instant favorite. Bake this cake and you’ll understand. Susan will be participating in the International Cake Exploration Societe’s annual convention in August at the Lexington convention center. To

Susan’s pan grease

1 cup each Crisco Shortening, Crisco oil and all-purpose flour

Can you help?

Company’s coming cake for Megan. Carrabba’s dipping sauce for Bonnie. “Like a pesto with olive oil,” she said. Hot cross buns like Busken Bakery for Maria Barleycorn’s blue cheese recipe for Joan, who says it’s a family favorite.

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

Facilitating bite prevention for kids Lisa Desatnik, pet trainer and educator with So Much PETential!, will be teaching children how to be their dog’s best friend in free upcoming programs during May, National Pet Month. During her “My Dog’s Hero” program, kids will learn the basics of care tips, how to play appropriately and safely with their dog, and how to be their dog’s teacher. The best age for kids to attend is 6 to 9, and parents are encouraged to stay. “Of the millions who are bitten by dogs each year, children represent the highest statistic; and the majority of those bites come from the family dog or a friend’s dog,” Desatnik said. “In addition to preventing bites, I hope my programs helps to set the foundation for strengthening relationships between kids and their pet.” Presentations will be given at: » Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12, Petopolis Show at the Cincinnati Convention Center, several times each day; » Tuesday, May 14, Madeira branch public library, 7 p.m. For more information, visit

Pat Donaldson, resident since 2009

I’ve thought this through. When I chose to move to Deupree House in 2009 I didn’t make that important decision based on some “special deal”. I made it because living at Deupree House is the real deal. An incredible staff, over 60 years of experience, and I’ll never be asked to leave for financial reasons. After all, when you’re looking for value over the long term, you get what you pay for. Contact Gini Tarr at 513.561.4200 or visit

We provide the options, you make the choices. Deupree House in Hyde Park is a community of Episcopal Retirement Homes. CE-0000555049


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RELIGION Join area high school and college-age students who are rising up to God in Uprising, a new student ministry sponsored by Blue Ash Starbucks, coming to Bethel on the first Friday of each month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. All are invited to this non-denominational time of worship, fun and connecting with other students. Included is a free Starbucks Coffee bar, giveaways, food, a live band, games, a photo booth and more. Look for the Uprising sign. Find Uprising on Facebook at “The Uprising – Student Outreach of Cincinnati” and on Twitter @CincyUprising. The adult, teen and children’s Sunday School classes come together for an hour of skits from the drama team, children’s songs, games, penny wars and more during Round Up Sunday, offered during Sunday School hour on the first Sunday of each month. Visitors and their

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the school year at 7 p.m. Wednesdays for children ages 2 through sixth grade. Contact the church for information, or visit the AWANA page on Facebook: search for “Bethel Baptist AWANA.” A small group Bible study is offered Wednesday evenings at the church at 7:30 p.m. The church is at 8501 Plainfield Road, Sycamore Township; 891-2221;

ABOUT RELIGION Religion news is published at no charge on a space-available basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. » E-mail announcements to suburban@community, with “Religion” in the subject line. » Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. » Mail to: Suburban Life, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140.

Community Lighthouse Church of God

Sunday services are 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday service is 7 p.m. The church is at 4305 Sycamore Road, Sycamore Township; 984-5044.

Hartzell United Methodist Church

families are welcome to join the fun. Sunday School is 10 a.m.; Sunday worship is 11 a.m. The church offers AWANA children’s Bible clubs during

LOCKLAND 310 Dunn Street 513-821-0062 NORWOOD 5501 Montgomery Rd. 513-631-4884 SPRINGDALE 11365 Springfield Pike 513-771-2594


Bethel Baptist Temple



Hyde Park Baptist Church


Michigan & Erie Ave

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

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




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

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

4th Sunday, 11:00-11:30am

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

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


Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

Bike enthusiasts of all types are asked to stop by the first annual “Ride-Thru Blessing of the Bikes’ event from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11. The event, sponsored by Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is in support of InterParish Ministries (IPM). During the event, Holy Trinity will accept donations of food and personal care items for the InterParish Ministry Food Pantry. The Blessing of the Bikes, also The Blessing of the Bicycles, is an annual tradition in which riders of motorcycles or bicycles are blessed by a priest in the hope that it will bring safety for the coming season. “The Blessing of the Bikes is meant to provide blessing at the start the spring riding season for motorcyclist and non-motorcyclist riders to have a safe year, to promote a sense of community and fellowship among riders and to support local charities,”


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


100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

*Child care for children up to 4 in a staffed nursery from 9-noon


The Way, The Truth & The Life Seekers small group meets almost every Sunday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. for dessert and drinks, usually in Fellowship Hall. “A Disciples’ Path” by James A. Harnish is the current six-week study that satisfies a “Divine Discontent” that resides in all of us, regardless of our religious background. Contact David or Melissa Dennis to be sure they are meeting on any given Sunday at 984-6395. Hartzell UM Women’s highly acclaimed salad bar luncheon and crafts is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. Cost is $8.00. Come early. Additional details: 513-891-8527. The church thanks the Tristate community for its

support and attendance of Hartzell United Methodist Church presents “Glory of the King!” To become a part of this new tradition, like the church on Facebook and follow details of the upcoming December production. Worship Sundays, May 12, 19 & 26: 9 a.m. worship & adult bible study; 10 a.m. to 10:30 am Coffee & Chat; 10:30 am Worship & Camp Kids. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

TRADITIONAL WORSHIP Sunday 8:30 & 11 am CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP Sunday 9:30 & 11 am & 1st Saturday of the Month 6 pm

7515 Forest Road Cincinnati, OH 45255 513-231-4172 •

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

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

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

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

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Sunday 9:30 &11:00 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Going All In: My Heart" Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

Building Homes Relationships & Families


Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

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

2010 Wolfangel Rd., Anderson Twp. 513-231-4301 Sunday Worship: 9:00 & 10:30 AM with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR MARIE SMITH


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

said The Rev. Theresa J. Thornton, priest-in-charge of Holy Trinity, “and while we will be celebrating safety and fellowship we will be helping those in need in our community.” Thornton will be giving the blessings and added that, in addition to the more common bikes, such as motor and non motor bikes, other wheeled vehicles such as mopeds, tricycles, tandem bikes and scooters are welcome to experience the prayer and holy water. Everyone is welcome across all denominations and do not need to exit their vehicle to receive the blessing. Bike photos may be blessed, if it is difficult to transport the vehicle. Safety personnel will receive special blessings. The church is at 7190 Euclid Ave., Kenwood;

Sonrise Church

SonRise Church is announcing the launch of a Celebrate Recovery ministry group. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program based on the Beatitudes addressing many of life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits. Organizers say about one-third of the people attending Celebrate Recovery or “CR” deal with chemical dependencies. CR is in more than 19,000 churches worldwide with more than half a million people completing the program. The church is at 8136 Wooster Pike; 576-6000; www.sonrise-

Join Taft Museum for Cabaret in the Garden The Taft Museum of Art will present Cabaret in the Garden 6-10 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the museum, 316 Pike St., downtown. This fundraiser, celebrating the era of the Great American Songbook, its iconic popular songs, and the golden age of songwriting, benefits the educational programs at the museum. The Cabaret in the Garden presenting sponsor is Jerry Ewers and SPACES. Proceeds from this gala support award-winning educational experiences for Greater Cincinnati youth, adults and families. A highlight of the evening will be the opening of the special exhibition Photographic Wonders: American Daguerreotypes from The NelsonAtkins Museum of Art. These early photographs present a candid, touching and sometimes humorous image of life in an earlier era, not unlike the themes found in the pages of the Great American Songbook. For full details on Cabaret in the Garden, the raffle and Adopt-a-Painting go to, Events, Cabaret in the Garden; call (513) 3525145 or email

Identity theft is coffee talk topic Cincinnati Light refreshments will be served. Chapter of Hadassah will preLichtenfeld is a sent the last Cofretired FBI special agent who served fee Talk of the season at 7:30 more than 27 years. p.m. Monday, He has first-hand May 13, at home knowledge of identiof Julie Brook, Lichtenfeld ty thieves and the 9566 Cooper Lane victims they leave behind. He will share in Blue Ash. Guest speaker David some real-life situations Lichtenfeld will talk and help give some tools about how to protect needed to protect against against identity theft. identity theft. A native of Bryn Mawr, PA, Lichtenfeld attended Gettysburg College on a football scholarship. After a stint in the army, he married, had three children (a son and two daughters) and worked as a claims adjuster for State Farm Insurance. He was looking for a unique way to help society, and in 1965 he became a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. After a productive and satisfying career of more than 27 years, he retired, but continued working 10 more years for the FBI under contract doing security investigations. He SZAVA-GRUNDLER received the 1998 Society STURGEON Kristin Száva and Stephen of Former Special Agents Verssen, Cincinnati, Ohio are of the FBI Humanitarian pleased to announce the en- award and in 2007 Lifegagement and upcoming time Achievement Award wedding of her daughter, by the Hamilton County Amalia Száva-Grundler to Police Association. Since retiring, LichtenAaron M. Sturgeon, son of Paula & Anthony Sturgeon feld has done security of Wheelersburg, Ohio. The work for the Cincinnati couple became engaged on Reds. Active in volunteer "Good Morning America" on work since 1988, he has July 5, 2011 in New York City. volunteered for Hospice The bride is a Graduate of of Cincinnati, Scarlet Shawnee State University; Oaks Vocational School, she is employed at Dinsmore Cincinnati Association of & Shohl in Charleston, WV. the Blind and Visually ImThe groom studies Pharma- paired, and the Center for cy at University of Charles- Holocaust and Humanity. Coffee Talk is open to ton School of Pharmacy. The couple will be married on the public; RSVPs are reMay 18, 2013 on the Beach quested. Call 513-821-6157 . @ Siesta Key Florida


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Tips for helping prevent falls Make sure insurance covers retail health clinics coverage. They say Retail health clinics they’ve declined the are rapidly expanding payment because it is a across the country; nurse practitioner, not a there are more than doctor,” he said. 1,200 of them In fact, all these today. retail clinics are They provide staffed by either much-needed nurse practitioners health care to or physician assismany, including tants. Johnson said those who don’t they really do prohave a primary vide a valuable care physician. service. He not But be careful, Howard only went to the not all insurance Ain clinic for himself, policies will HEY HOWARD! he said his wife cover their serand child have gone vices. there as well because it’s Health clinics can be so convenient. found at Walmart, Tar“If you have children get, CVS, Walgreens and and your children get Kroger supermarkets. sick at 6 o’clock at night Greg Johnson, of Butler, you don’t want to take Ky., visited one such them to the emergency clinic earlier this year room because it’s not an for a sinus infection. He emergency. The clinics went during his lunch are typically open 7, 8, 9 break. “It took 20 minutes or so. They gave me o’clock at night, so it creates a convenience a prescription. I got the thing too for you with prescription filled and it your children,” Johnson was really fast and said. easy,” he said. In addition, Johnson Johnson went to The Little Clinic at Kroger in said such clinics can be less expensive than goCold Spring and paid ing to a doctor’s office. with his insurance card. “I looked at the rates A few weeks later, “I get online and it says $85. the statement from my My doctor charges my insurance company. My insurance has denied me insurance $140, so I

thought it was going to cost me my $15 co-pay. But it was actually going to save the insurance company some money.” Johnson said his father checked with his insurance company and learned it too specifically excludes payments to such health clinics. But The Little Clinic, which is owned by Kroger, says while some insurance policies don’t cover its services, more than three dozen companies accept it – and that’s just in Cincinnati. It has clinics in several cities around the country. The Little Clinic, which has been in operation since 2000, says 70 percent of its patients have insurance while 30 percent do not. The big thing is, although these health care clinics are meeting an unmet need, you need to check now to see whether or not your insurance plan will cover them.

May is Older Americans Month and this year’s theme is “Unleash the Power of Age.” 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. According to the Ohio Hospital Association, in 2012 an older adult was six times more likely to be admitted to the hospital from a fall than a motor vehicle accident. Five things you can encourage mom or dad to do to prevent falls: » Increase physical activity. Any physical activity, like walking or swimming at least 30 minutes a day can help build muscle strength and improve bal-

Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Ex-commissioner addresses Blue Ash Dems Former Hamilton County Commissioner and Cincinnati City Councilman David Pepper was the guest speaker at the Blue Ash Northeast Democratic Club March 19. Pepper spoke to a packed room on the impact of the sequester – the $1.5 trillion in Pepper cuts to federal spending that went into effect March 1 and will extend over the next decade. “How will the average American be impacted by these spending cuts? Will they face longer lines at

airports as they go through security? Will our national parks have to slash hours? Will there be cuts to student loan programs and to funding for important medical research? And what will these cuts mean to our national defense and to Ohioans? We need to talk about it,” Pepper says. Pepper, a graduate of Yale Law School, is a wellknown figure in Cincinnati. Currently, he is of counsel at Blank Rome LLP. In his previous elected positions, he navigated through major fiscal challenges by reforming operations and management practices, cutting costs dramatically, consolidating services among neigh-

boring jurisdictions, reducing property tax rates, and kick-starting stalled economic development efforts. Most recently, Pepper has been pegged as a contender for the Ohio Attorney General race in 2014. Before Pepper’s presentation, the new slate of BANDC officers were installed, including Ann Neuer, president; Julie Brook, vice president; Sonny Saeks, treasurer, and Maxine Bookbinder, secretary. BANDC’s regular meetings are held September thru May at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Blue Ash Recreation Center CE-0000555143

ance. Exercise programs like Tai Chi, Silver Sneakers and Water Aerobics that increase strength and improve balance are especially good. » See an eye doctor once each year. Age-related eye diseases, such as cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, can increase the risk of falling. » Help review your parent’s medications. Talk to a doctor or pharmacist about the medicines your parents are taking and whether they may cause drowsiness or dizziness. » Make home modifications. Look around the house for anything that could increase the risk of falls, including poor lighting, loose rugs, clutter, slippery floors and unsteady furniture. Remove or modify these hazards. Add a bathtub grab bar and make sure that stair handrails are secure.

Temporary ramps can also be installed in the home entrance if steps are too difficult. » Think, plan and slow down. Talk to your parents about taking their time and thinking through the task being performed. Be mindful of risks and act accordingly. A simple modification can be moving the cordless phone next to a favorite chair so it can be accessed without getting up. Older adults 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,


B6 • SUBURBAN LIFE • MAY 8, 2013

Pearl Harbor survivor shares stories New England Club breakfast open to all veterans

Lisa Ruberg of the New England Club with veterans Bill Harris, left, Danny Wiot and Jim Robinson. They, along with the Club's activities director Kim Wier (not pictured), help coordinate a monthly breakfast for area veterans. LISA WAKELAND/THE

By Lisa Wakeland

It was a beautiful, sunny Sunday, and Joe Whitt had just finished his breakfast. He was below the deck of his ship learning to play guitar when one of the worst attacks on the United States began. “We don’t see (the Japanese) coming, we don’t hear them coming,andallofasudden,they’reon topofus,”Whitttoldfellowveterans. The Bethel resident was stationed on the USS San Francisco, which was anchored in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941. He relayed his story to about 25 veterans from different eras gathered for breakfast at the New England Club in Anderson Township. Whitt was the featured speaker for the monthly get-together, and the veterans in the room were captivated as he talked about his experience. Whitt said he and his remaining comrades on the ship – many were on weekend liberty – heard the explosions, but had no idea what was happening until a command came over the intercom and ordered everyone to their battle stations. The problem was, Whitt said, that the USS San Francisco was awaiting dry dock repairs, and most of the ship’s guns and ammunition were put away. So they grabbed what they could and headed up to the deck bracing for another sweep by the Japanese pilots. “We had no guidance, we had nobody to tell us (what was happening), and we were pretty much on our own,” he said. “The torpedo planes had left,



buttheplanethat’scomingnowis dropping bombs and (firing) machine guns. Then I look up and there are these battleships – and I’ve never seen anything like it in my life – they’re on fire. They’re burning.” Whitt said there were about seven or eight guys with him, and five of them got hit by machine gun bullets that bounced off the deck, but he was never touched. Whitt,now89,was17yearsold when he joined the Navy and was in the service for just under a year when Pearl Harbor happened. He served throughout World War II and fought in17 major battles, including the Battle of Guadacanal and the Battle of Iwo Jima.

He also wove in tales of military structure and life in the Navy, and many of the men and women chuckled about those anecdotes as they remembered what their time in the service was like. “We’re all brothers, in a way, no matter what period of time we served,” said Bill Harris, a Korean War veteran who helped organize this group. “You often read about these things but don’t really understand until you get to hear from someone who was actually there.” World War II veteran Jim Robinson said it means a lot to him to get together with other veterans, hear these stories and build camaraderie. Robinson

said he worked with New England Club activities director Kim Wier to start the group because there were about 50 veterans living there and she wanted a special program for them. Harris added they try to bring in speakers from different periods and with different experiences to talk about a wide variety of topics. The free, monthly breakfast is open to all veterans in the surrounding area. It begins around 9 a.m. the second Thursday of every month at the New England Club, 8135 Beechmont Ave. “We don’t care what branch you were in because we all become brothers and have been there,” Robinson said.

State Rep. Connie Pillich (D-28th District) announced the formation of a Veterans’ Caucus for the 130th General Assembly. “It’s so important that we allow enough time to really focus and maximize our efforts on veterans’ issues through meaningful legislation and advocacy,” Pillich said. “This caucus will allow us to do just that. As I have witnessed during my time in the legislature, sometimes there are competing agendas and differing views on how best to address laws relevant to those with military service. I think this is a good step toward building unity on a multitude of topics.” The invitation to join the Veterans’ Caucus follows Pillich’s co-sponsor request to introduce a bill that would expand unemployment provisions for spouses of active military personnel who must leave work due to their spouse being transferred. Pillich has a record of leadership on veterans’ issues before the House. She began her military service through the ROTC in college, later serving eight years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force. During her time serving in support of Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield, Pillich achieved the rank of captain. She earned the Officer of the Year award, and is a three-time recipient of the Air Force Commendation Medal.


MAY 8, 2013 • SUBURBAN LIFE • B7

Peanut butter, jelly and love

Counseling can be life changing May is Mental Health Awareness Month in U.S. Each May the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reminds Americans that, when faced with life’s inevitable difficulties, help is available. Talking to a counselor can be life changing. Delaying or failing to do so Jones can have serious consequences. Carthage resident Pat Jones is an example of counseling’s healing powers. He sought counseling at Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio, an agency of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, after losing his will to live. He was already feeling depressed when two of his siblings died unexpectedly. Then he was diagnosed with a debilitating neurological disorder.

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“I knew I better talk to someone before it got too far,” he said. Now, almost every Friday, Jones meets with Sharon Sowders at Catholic Charities’ Montgomery office. Counseling is also available in Delhi, Eastgate, Hamilton, Springfield, Urbana and downtown Cincinnati. “Sharon is a great listener,” Jones said. “I talk to her about things I can’t talk to my friends about.” Sowders and her colleagues, all licensed by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board, counsel clients with a variety of problems. They include anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, parenting issues, ADHD, childhood sexual abuse, substance abuse and low self-esteem. “Our overall goals,” she said, “are to help reduce their symptoms, improve their coping skills, and improve their functioning in their daily lives.” Although reluctant at first, Jones now is a be-

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Deer Park nursing home among worst in the US

E. Galbraith Health Care on a federal watch list Gannett News Service

A Deer Park nursing home is under pressure to improve its operations after being placed on a federal watch list that ranks it among the worst facilities in the country for its quality of care. Three inspections in 2012 at East Galbraith Health Care Center turned up twice as many deficiencies as the statewide average, and more than the national average, according to federal and state documents. The most severe incidents included a female resident with dementia who was sexually abused by a male resident with dementia. The attacks were not initially reported to law enforcement. The 140-bed facility, which is owned by Cleveland-based Provider Services, has been on the list for less than a month. If improvements aren’t made, the center risks los-

LEGAL NOTICE The General Purpose Financial Statements of the Deer Park Community City School District for the fiscal July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012, are available to the public. Copies of the report are available for public inspection in the Treasurer’s Office at 4131 Matson Avenue, Deer Park, OH 45236 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. A copy is also available on the Ohio Auditor of State website: http://www.auditor.sta / search.aspx , search Deer Park Community City School District. By Order of the Deer Park Community Board of Education Cynthia Stubenvoll, Treasurer 1760015


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ing the ability to accept new Medicaid and Medicare patients. East Galbraith’s administrator, Abel Quintero, said significant changes, including replacing and hiring new staff, have been made at the nursing home since he stepped in less than a year ago. “We’ve made vast improvements and continue to do so,” said Quintero. “I know this is a label placed on East Galbraith right now, but I do not believe that is who we are right now. A lot of good things happen here every day.” The nursing home was one of 36 facilities across the country to be added to the federal government’s “Special Focus Facility” list last month. The list of more than 130 nursing homes singles out and tracks the progress of nursing homes that provide subpar care over a three-year time frame. A single incident doesn’t land a facility on the list, says Heather Long, branch manager for long-term care certification and information for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Rather, it’s a history of a high number of deficiencies over a longer period of time that leads federal

regulators to place certain facilities on the list, Long said. State officials nominate potential nursing homes for the list. Nursing homes must meet a myriad of federal and state standards, ranging from the screening of employees to the amount of protein that residents are served daily. State officials make the inspections for the federal government. Washington plays a key role, since more than 95 percent of nursing homes in the country rely on Medicare and Medicaid payments for their operations. The most recent problems at East Galbraith included a September 2012 visit during which inspectors found a male resident with dementia had sexually abused a female resident with dementia. While the attacks were reported by the nursing home to CMS and the residents’ families, they were not immediately reported to police. The initiator, according to inspection documents, had learned the access code to the female residents’ living quarters and would let women onto the floor or enter their living area. On more than one occasion, a male resident had barricaded himself in a room with a female resident and sexually abused her. The male resident had been discharged just before the September inspection that alerted CMS to the incident, according to documents.

The center also has a below-average overall quality rating, and much below-average ratings for staffing and registered nurse staffing. An October 2012 inspection report shows that the center did not have a registered nurse on duty at all times of the day and night, as required by regulation. The inspections also found that at least one patient was not given the proper dosage of medication prescribed for depression. Dose reductions that were prescribed to begin in June 2012 never happened, and the patient received the same dosage until at least October, according to inspection reports. Since 2000, the Deer Park center has been fined four times – twice in 2010 and twice in 2011– for a total of $45,000 by the federal government. It also had its ability to accept new patients halted briefly in 2010. Quintero said the nursing home he manages is now “heading in the right direction, but I can’t say that we’ve totally arrived.” He said the sexual abuse was “an isolated incident” that was “very unfortunate.” In addition to discharging the male resident involved, the nursing home has also moved to changing its security codes daily to prevent residents from moving from areas meant to keep them secure. The nursing home is


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also in the midst of an ownership change, which should be effective July 1, Quintero said. He said he couldn’t comment on the new buyer because details of the deal are still being finalized. The nursing home is planning a meeting with family members and residents in May to discuss being named to the Special Focus Facility list and talk about the changes under way, he said. The group is also meeting today with Ohio KePro, a Medicare quality improvement organization, to discuss continued strategies for turning the corner.

Terminated, and then graduating from the list Like other facilities named to the list, East Galbraith will receive inspections from the state every six months or whenever a complaint is filed to track progress. On average, nursing homes that receive Medicaid and Medicare receive inspections every12 to 15 months. Most also have between six and seven deficiencies per inspection but are able to correct their problems

within a short period of time, says Long. Federal regulators created the Special Focus Facility list after they noticed some nursing homes would swing from noncompliance to compliance and back again without fixing underlying problems. To change the longterm behavior and performance of these nursing homes, regulators gave the special focus list a powerful stick: the threat of dropping a nursing home from Medicare and Medicaid. In January, a nursing home in Toledo, Ohio, was terminated from the Medicare and Medicaid program, said Long. She added, though, that it is “frequent now that facilities will graduate” from the list. Since 2008, at least six other facilities in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky have gone onto and then graduated from the list. They include Harrison Pavilion in Westwood, Blue Ash Nursing and Rehab Center, Oak Hills Pavilion in Bridgetown, Lakeridge Villa in North College Hill, Baptist Convalescent Home in Newport, and Parkside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fairfield.

POLICE REPORTS COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Juvenile male, 17, underage consumption at 6810 Palmetto, April 6. Michael Williams, 33, 2442 Lemontree, theft at 3400 Highland Ave., April 16.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging Tail light of vehicle damaged

at 5808 Monning Place, April 17. Theft Freezer and bracelet valued at $300 removed at 6832 Roe St., April 19.

DEER PARK Arrests/citations Ross A. Feldhaus, 22, 4343 Glenway Ave., driving under the influence/operating a vehicle impaired refusal, driving under the influence, April 29.

Incidents/investigations LEGAL NOTICE Sealed bids will be received by the City of Reading at the City Hall Building, 1000 Market Street, Reading, Ohio until 10:00 A.M. on Friday, May 17, 2013. Bids will be open and read in Council Chambers immediately thereafter, for the purpose of entering into a contract for: "Demolition of 13 East Vine Street for the City of Reading" Each bid must be made in accordance with the specifications which are now on file in the general offices of the City of Reading. Bid envelope should be plainly marked "Demolition of 13 East Vine Street for the City of Reading"and date of the bid on the outside of the envelope. Each proposal shall contain the full name and address of every person, firm, or corporation interested in the same, and if a corporation, the name and address of the president and secretary and shall be accompanied by bond given favor of the City of Reading, Ohio for the amount equal to at least 10% of the total bid amount, with surety or sureties satisfactory to the City from a company authorized to do business in the State of Ohio. The bond shall provide that the bidder shall, within 30 days after notice of acceptance of proposal shall enter into a contract and give an acceptable bond in the sum not less than 100% of the contract price to properly secure performance within contract time. Prevailing wage is required. The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities. The bond of unsuccessful bidders will be returned. 1001758811

Criminal damaging At 7210 Ohio Ave., April 25.


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, Jim Neil, 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. Tom Butler, 774-6351 or 683-3444 Theft Cellphone taken at CVS; $200 at Miami Avenue, April 13.



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Devon Dumford, 31, 931 Sixth St., possession of drugs at 8109 Reading Road, April 19.

Breaking and entering At 8000 Euclid, April 13.

Ray Johnson, 34, 1316 Holman Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, April 19. Juvenile male, 16, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, April 19. Douglas Byrd, 34, 3932 Tramore Drive, drug trafficking at 4611 Sycamore Township, April 15.

Carrying concealed weapon Reported at 8109 Reading Road, April 14. Criminal damaging Vehicle damaged at 8129 Montgomery Road, April 18. Domestic violence Female reported at Fourth, April 19. Reported at Monroe Avenue, April 15. Theft Glasses valued at $400 removed at 7815 Kenwood, April 13. Attempt made at 7875 Montgomery, April 19. Jewelry and items of unknown value removed at 9090 Montgomery Road, April 19. Reported at 12131 1st Ave., April 18. Iphone valued at $300 removed at 7875 Montgomery, April 19. GPS valued at $500 removed at 4777 E Galbraith, April 17.



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