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Target apparently is dusting off plans to develop a store in Blue Ash and says a bank is interested in locating on property that had been reserved for additional parking. The Blue Ash Planning Commission recently agreed to allow Target to develop a small business on about half an acre of property at the same time it develops a 137,000-square-foot Target store on 12 acres at the southwest corner of Plainfield Road and the Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway. In plans approved by Blue Ash in December 2008, Target was to wait to develop the half acre until the store opened and it could be determined whether the property was needed for more parking. Construction of the store was to begin in the summer of 2009, but developers announced in March 2009 that the economy had forced them to put the project on hold. Developer Steve Brandt of Kenwood said he could not discuss the status of the Target store in Blue Ash. Unapproved minutes from an April 1 Blue Ash Planning Commission meeting and other paperwork filed at city hall indicate the project may be back on track. The minutes show that Target representative John Silverman asked to change the time restric-

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tion on development of the halfacre lot because developers believe the 463 parking spaces in the plans approved in 2008 should be more than needed. “(Silverman) recalled that the timing discussion for the outlot development was a minor consideration (in 2008),” the minutes say. “However, getting economic value from that parcel early on has become rather important for them in the current economic climate.” The minutes say Silverman

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reported developers have not lined up a tenant for the half-acre lot, believed capable of hosting a 4,000-square-foot building, “but a bank has expressed interest.” “They do not expect food service since it is a little tight for that,” Silverman said, according to the minutes. Dan Johnson, assistant community development director and zoning administrator for Blue Ash, said Target has since submitted to the city applications for site work

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and a building permit for the store, as well as plans to make required changes to Plainfield Road – “all of which are in some stage of the normal review process.” “Nothing has yet been approved for construction,” Johnson said. Blue Ash officials say Target is not required to give the city a timetable for construction, but developers have two years from the approval of plans in December 2008 to begin the work.

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Photographs on nearly 120 pages of pictures of the people and places of Madeira and predecessor communities are in a new book called “Images of America - Madeira.” The still shots capture scenes from the 1880s to 1970 and comes just in time for the city’s centennial this year. SEE STORY, A2

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The ninth- and 10th-grade Madeira High School JETS team placed first in their region, state and national competition. From left: front row, Maggie Gray, Emma Shaw, Bette Hopkin and Susan Wallace; back row, Shea Fitzgerald, Richard Herndon, Tony Grigg and Justin Dehan.

“It’s a very gratifying year. I’m very proud of them.”

Jeff Corn Madeira High School math teacher and JETS team adviser

reflection of the whole school because the students had to use skills from both math, science and writing to do well in the competition. Sophomore Richard Herndon said a lot of the preparation for the

80 multiple choice question portiona nd the eight extended response section was done individually Team members included freshmen Shea Fitzgerald, Emma Shaw, Maggie Gray, Bette Hopkin and sophomores Herndon, Susan Wallace, Tony Grigg and Justin Dehan. The team said they plan to be No. 1 again and look forward to the 2011-2012 school year when the team will be reunited as juniors and seniors.

Despite losing the Republican primary in the 28th Ohio House District, Sycamore Township Board of Trustees President Tom WeidWeidman man said he will put his efforts behind getting nominee Mike Wilson elected. He said he agreed with Wilson on many of the fiscal issues and believes that a change is needed to cut government spending. “We need less government and we need lower taxes,” Weidman said. “I’ll work hard to see a Republican in that seat.” Wilson, a Springfield Township resident, will run against incumbent Democrat Connie Pillich, of Montgomery, in November. Weidman is in his second term as a Sycamore Township trustee.

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In 2005, residents nears a proposed Super Target store and strip mall in Blue Ash successfully prevented the development. Now the store may move to the same approximate area, on a smaller scale.

Madeira JETS team No. 1 The Madeira High School ninth- and 10th-grade JETS (Junior Engineering Technological Society) met only once before participating in the science competition against schools from all over the state. Once was all they needed because the team placed first in the Division 3 region, state and national championship. Madeira math teacher and JETS team adviser Jeff Corn said he has coached students from Madeira for the competition for 11 years and this is the best finish any team has ever had fro the school. “It’s a very gratifying year. I’m very proud of them,” Corn said. Corn’s 11th- and 12th-grade team placed 12th in the national JETS competition. Corn said 48 schools from around the country qualified for the national competition. He said the team’s win is a

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In one picture, five members of the Madeira Police Department, having scored well in a 1963 pistol-marksmanship contest, stand in a line and point their guns high just to the left of the viewer. In another, seated candidates for Miss Madeira 1960 balance armfuls of flowers on their petticoatstiffened skirts. And in a third, a milkman holds the reins of a horse pulling a wagon full of milk in 1926. The photographs are on three of nearly 120 pages of pictures of the people and places of Madeira and predecessor communities in a new book called “Images of America – Madeira.” The still shots capture scenes from the 1880s to 1970 and comes just in time for the city’s centennial this year. Authors Cheryl Bauer, 56, of Hamilton, and

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Stephan Johnson and Cheryl Bauer (right), have a new book out called “Images of America – Madeira” with pictures that tell the story of Madeira’s history. Miller House museum curator Dona Brock (middle) assisted in the project, where proceeds will benefit the Madeira Historical Society and its museum. Stephan Johnson, 57, of Milford, compiled the pictures and accompanying historical information with the help of the Madeira Historical Society. The society and its Miller House museum are beneficiaries of proceeds of the sale of the book, which costs $21.99. “Madeira’s history is full of fascinating people, ranging from a world-renowned marathon runner and the founder of Frisch’s restaurants to the patriots who have served their country since the Civil War era and then returned home to build families and businesses,” Bauer said. “We wanted to celebrate their stories in these vintage photographs. Since 2010 marks the centennial of

Madeira’s incorporation, this seemed like the perfect time to do the book.” Johnson grew up in Madeira. “You look at the faces in the book, and whether they’re from 1866 or 1966, you see a common thread of love of family and love of community,” he said. “We hope the book encourages everyone to learn more about their past and to appreciate all the people who helped to build their community.” This is Johnson’s first book and Bauer’s seventh. Bauer primarily writes about regional history and the history of the Shakers. Both score standardized school tests at Data Recognition Corp. in Sharonville.

Doug Oppenheimer, president of the Madeira Historical Society, welcomed the book. “I am very pleased with the book and the fact that the society and especially that our curator Dona Brock was able to contribute so much to the success of the book,” he said. “Images of America Madeira” will be sold Saturday, May 22, at two places: the Miller House museum on 7226 Miami Ave. from noon to 3 p.m. and the Kroger store at 6950 Miami Ave. from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Bauer and Johnson will be available to sign books at Kroger’s. The book will continue to be sold at the Miller House and at Kroger’s. Order forms will be available at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s Madeira branch at 7200 Miami Ave.

If all goes according to plan during the Ridge and Highland intersection project Columbia Township could save several thousand dollars. Columbia Township set aside $60,000 for the project, which consists of adding turn lanes on both roads and widening each of the four corners of the intersection. However, based on the price of the bids returned, Columbia Township Administrator Michael Lemon said the township could get back between $5,000 and $6,000 if the project doesn’t face unanticipated changes when it begins the second week of May. “We’re committed to no more than $60,000,” he said. The total project is estimated to cost $3.6 million, with 90 percent of the cost covered by a state grant. The remaining 10 percent is basically split between the

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National Day of Prayer Prayers were lifted up for local, state and national government leaders, military men and women and religious leaders during the services for the National Day Prayer May 6 in Sycamore Township. The township held the annual prayer service at the administration building with music from the Moeller High School band and free lunch from Chik-Fil-A at Kenwood Towne Center. The service was conducted by Pastor Larry Cornett of the Bethel Baptist Church and featured guests included priests, pastors and ministers from other area churches.

The Moeller High School band performs the “Star Spangled Banner” at the opening of National Day of Prayer services.

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Mission trip serves nearby neighbors By Rob Dowdy rdowdy@communitypress.com

While many churches take mission trips to far away countries, Armstrong Chapel recently invested its time just hours from home. The church’s youth ministry, Vertical Impact, recently returned from a mission to Salyersville, Ky. in Appalachia, which is about three hours by bus from the Indian Hill church. During the course of several days, approximately 40 teenagers and 13 adults assisted the local residents by cleaning up a local park and performing landscaping and house chores. Those on the mission also assisted in building a tool shed for the First Baptist Church of Salyersville. Drew Troller, who’s on the staff for Vertical Impact,

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Indian Hill High School junior Alex Sneider takes a break during Armstrong Chapel’s mission trip to Appalachia. During the mission trip, Sneider and others built a tool shed for a local church.

Appalachia was also an eye-opening experience. “It’s also good to realize (poverty) is in our backyard too,” he said. Indian Hill High School junior Alex Sneider, 16, said despite the sometimes difficult conditions students work through during the mission trip, the camaraderie among those on the trip makes it all worthwhile. This was Sneider’s second trip to Appalachia, and he said he’s met so many people he hadn’t spoken with while with Vertical Horizon that the social aspects of the trip are often nearly as rewarding as the charitable aspects.

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“It’s tradition around here, and students look forward to it every year,” he said. Cincinnati Country Day School freshman Holly Dayton, 14, said she enjoyed “the ability to interact with somebody and notice the changes we were making.” She said she spent much of the trip helping a woman clean up around her home, replace the insulation in her home and general maintenance on her property. Vertical Impact will also be traveling to Haiti this summer for a mission trip. Though students are aware of the poverty issues facing Haiti, Troller said the trip to

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Summer program keeps kids learning By Amanda Hopkins ahopkins@communitypress.com

School may not be in session in July or July, but the kstudentsids at Holmes Primary will still have a chance keep up their reading skills this summer. Summer reading and enrichment classes will be offered for incoming kindergartners through thirdgrade students. Principal Amy Byrne said reading has been identified as a trouble area for many students and the classes available focus on integrating reading into all subjects. Each program meets two times for two hours each and will use writing to learn more about science, ani-

mals, music, art and other subjects. B y r n e said one of the sessions will have the children Byrne make books to put in local restaurants so that other children can read them. Byrne said these programs are important because students can lose some of what they’ve learned without doing any educational activity over the summer. Some Holmes teachers will also offer additional tutoring sessions that will focus on incoming and current kindergarten students

Reading and enrichment programs Holmes Primary will offer summer reading and enrichmetnt programs in June and July. All sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Each weekly session will cost $10. No refunds will be given unless a session is canceled because of low enrollment. Week 1: Publishing Power Tuesday, June 8 and Friday, June 11 Week 2: Sunshine on my Shoulders on Wednesdays over the summer. Byrne said details are still being finalized for that program. “It’s help for the incoming kindergartners and we’ll do it in a fun way,” Byrne

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Indian Hill High School students have something new on their palette. Their work was featured at an exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum. “This is really exciting

because they generally don’t invite student artwork,” said high school art instructor Mary Golubieski. Some of the students in Golubieski’s advanced placement art class will be featured. Golubieski said 20 schools participated with 65

pieces of artwork chosen from among 1,000 submissions. “It makes me feel good my hard work is being recognized,” said senior Allison Hamilton of Indian Hill. Hamilton’s chalk drawing of a fire truck was on display. Hamilton said she

Indian Hill High School senior Rachael Baumann works on a charcoal drawing. Baumann was among the students whose art was featured at an exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

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grew up drawing cars while accompanying her father to antique car shows. Senior Alison Frappier of Indian Hill also grew up with art. Both of her sisters were students at the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. Frappier submitted an ink pen drawing of a classmate in which written words were used to form images. “I like collages and abstract art,” said Frappier. Golubieski said she is glad to have a different type of audience for her student’s work. “I always look for an opportunity to get their work out there,” said Golubieski, a resident of Montgomery. “The kids do good work. Why keep it secret and just put it on the refrigerator.”

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students are teaming up with Sycamore Township to give back to the community. The township is looking into engaging the students in a community project that could clean some of the township parks. Township officials discussed plans for improvements in Bechtold Park that include painting and cleaning the shelters and resurfacing the nature trail. Tim Mackey, a volunteer on Moeller’s community service committee and parent of a Moeller senior, said the committee has planned a brainstorming meeting where it will put down all of its community service ideas that will be broken down into short, medium, long and ongoing projects. He hopes to involve students, staff, parents, community members and school alumni. “We want to create an opportunity for many people to participate,” Mackey said. He said projects could include cleaning the township parks, tutoring elementary students in Sycamore Township and volunteering “We want everyone to have a good, enriching experience,” Mackey said. Mackey said the service projects are not official yet, but will be finalized by the 50th anniversary kickoff in July.


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Freshman Alexandra Tracy, 14, left, sophomore Morgan Chadwick, 16, and freshman Ali Newton, 15, place strawberries, kiwis, grapes and peaches on their fruit pizza. They are all residents of Indian Hill.

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Sophomore Mimi Shiba, 15, left, and junior Alex Silvati, 16, prepare a platter of mini cheesecakes. They are both residents of Indian Hill.

Dining in

Indian Hill High School students recently had their own “Iron Chef” competition. Students in the gourmet cuisine class prepared finger foods for the judges. The foods ranged from chicken and bacon shish kabobs to a fruit pizza. Instructor Pat Pritz said the students were graded not only on their food preparation skills, but also on how well they worked with one another.

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Sophomore Lewis Lockhart, 16, left, of Kenwood, freshman Miles Hill, 15, of Symmes Township and sophomore Jake Matson, 16, of Kenwood fold napkins for their table setting.

Instructor’s aide Mickey Forbes, left, of Terrace Park and college career counselor Ester Hall of Westwood sample the chicken and bacon shish kabobs.

Freshman Kirsta Rose, 14, left, of Kenwood and junior Alex Silvati, 16, of Indian Hill clean up after the competition.

Sophomore Morgan Chadwick, 16, left, and freshman Ali Newton, 15, cut grapes for a fruit pizza. Both are residents of Indian Hill.

SCHOOL NOTES Ice cream social

Freshman Kirsta Rose, 14, of Kenwood shaves chocolate onto a mini cheesecake.

Deer Park Performing Arts will hold an ice cream social, featuring UDF ice cream, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, in the front lawn of Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road. Music will be provided by Amity Elementary and Deer Park Junior Senior High. Rain date is May 21. For more information, call Barb Hungarland at 368-4489.

Awards luncheon

The Madeira Schools Foundation will hold their 2010 Awards Luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. Thursday, May 20, at Kenwood Country Club, 6501 Kenwood Road. Honorees include: Scholarship recipients (to be announced); Friends of the Foundation Award recipients Harry Adler and Jay DeWitt; Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Wayne Morris; and Distinguished Staff Award recipient Jackie Schmidt.

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Shelby E. Jones and Richard A. McQueary have each been awarded

a National Merit Scholarship worth $2,500. Both are students at Madeira High School.

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Our Lady of the Sacred Heart third-graders celebrated the completion of a unit by reading a biography of a famous person, dressing as their famous person and presenting their life story on Famous People Day. This year, a variety of celebrities were chosen, such as aviator Amelia Earhart, President George Washington, gymnast Mary Lou Retton and missionary Mother Teresa.

After Prom invites public to preview ‘Passport to the World’ Indian Hill High School is inviting the public for a free preview party of the school’s After Prom celebration. From 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 15, attendees will be able to see the school

transformed into an international adventure. This year’s theme, Passport to the World, will turn classrooms into countries. Students will be attending After Prom later in the evening for a night of fun

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Students at Deer Park High School who were eligible candidates to become members of the National Honors Society were nominated in a special “tapping” ceremony on Thursday, November 19. The national minimum standard to become a member of NHS is a cumulative scholastic average of at least 85 percent, B, or 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or the equivalent standard of excellence. Candidates are then evaluated on the basis of service, leadership and character. The 2009 National Honors Society for Deer Park High School, from left: front, Kathleen Bosse, Anna Coates, Emma Coates, Andrea Zaferes and Rachael Bailey; back row, Todd Phillips, Kristi BiddleCaudell, Kelly Brock, Casey Berling, Allison Marker, Michael Eaken and Stephanie McAleer.


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This week in tennis

• St. Xavier beat Moeller 50, May 1. • Moeller beat Sycamore B 3-2, May 3. Moeller’s Mitchell Patterson beat Vaddadi 6-2, 6-0; John Westerkamp beat Dalal 5-7, 6-2, 6-1; Brady Bauer and Tommy Sullivan beat Bayliff and Chessin 6-3, 6-3. Moeller advances to 6-9 with the win.

This week in track & field

• Deer Park boys placed seventh in the Finneytown Invitational, May 1. Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy placed ninth. Indian Hill placed 10th. CHCA’s Andrew Wallace won the 1,600 meter in 4:32, Andrew Perkins won the 110 meter hurdles in 16.5 and CHCA won the 4x400 meter relay in 3:33. Indian Hill won the 4x800 meter relay in 8:36. • Indian Hill girls placed first in the Finneytown invitational, May 1. CHCA girls placed seventh. Indian Hill’s Sarah Rosenblum won the 200 meter in 27.5; Kasey Schumacher won the 400 meter in 62.6; Natalie Sommerville won the 300 meter run 49.7; Indian Hill won the 4x200 meter in 1:52, the 4x400 meter relay in 4:18 and the 4x800 meter relay in 11:08; Adrian Horton won the 3200 meter run in 13:23; Jade Lac won the shot put at 28 feet, 3.75 inches; and Kim won the discus at 95 feet, 7 inches. • Deer Park finished third in the McKee Invitational, May 6. Indian Hill placed seventh, and Madeira placed 12th. Deer Park’s Micquil Burton won the 800 meter in 1:59.46, Michael Eaken won the 300 meter hurdles in 41.39 and Deer Park won the 4x400 meter relay in 3:34.72.

This week in lacrosse

• Mariemont girls beat Indian Hill 21-18, May 1. • Mariemont boys beat Indian Hill 8-7 in overtime, May 1. Indian Hill’s Jacob Bauer and Rob Becker scored two goals each and Ian McKay, Jake Thomas and Hendricks scored one goal each. Indian Hill’s A.J. Froelilch made eight saves. Indian Hill falls to 7-3 with the loss.

This week in baseball

• Moeller beat Elder 4-3, May 3. Moeller’s Robby Sunderman was the winning pitcher, and Max Belza was 2-3, hit a double and had two RBI. • Deer Park beat Lockland 3-2, May 4. Deer Park’s Nick Holt pitched eight strikeouts, and Jack Miskimens was 2-3, hit a double and had two RBI. • Moeller beat Roger Bacon 12-2 in six innings, May 4. Moeller’s Zach Radcliff was the winning pitcher, and Josh Hooper was 2-3, scored a homerun and had three RBI. • Madeira beat Summit 90, May 4. Madeira’s winning pitcher was Brent Willing, and Andy Disbennett was 3-3 and hit a triple. • Madeira beat Glen Este 7-4, May 6. Madeira’s winning pitcher was David Hammitt, and Andrew Benintendi was 3-4 and hit three doubles.

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Moeller High School started the baseball season with a team that, on paper, is even more talented than the 2009 state champion Crusaders. And the 2010 Crusaders have lived up to their promise, running the table in the Greater Catholic League and cruising to a 22-1 record through May 5. “I never thought we’d have only one loss at this point – not with the schedule we play,” head coach Tim Held said. “You just never think you can go through the GCL undefeated because it’s such a tough league.” Moeller secured the perfect conference record in a 4-3 win over Elder May 3. They won in the bottom of the seventh on a walk-off double by Max Belza (Loveland). “In the last 10 days, he has hits in something like

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Moeller pitcher Robby Sunderman of Sharonville throws a pitch during Moeller’s 7-0 win over Highlands April 17. 10 of his last 12 at bats. He’s hitting the ball like crazy,” Held said. “We’re also getting great starting pitching and our depth has been even better than expected.” Moeller has had a number of different players step up recently, including junior Jake Madsen (Blue Ash). Madsen is hitting .515 and senior Alex Barlow, coming

off a successful basketball season, is hitting a teambest .537 and leads the team in RBI with 28. “He’s made a tremendous impact in playing shortstop when Robby Sunderman pitches and playing third when he’s not, and he’s made some unbelievable defensive plays and has been incredible at the plate,” Held said of Barlow.

Catcher Corey Smith (Mariemont) is another player Held praised, saying he’s been “tremendous behind the plate” and has kept the opposition’s running game in check. On the mound, Sunderman (Sharonville) is producing at a high level, just like he was last year. He has a team-best 6-0 with a 1.30 ERA. David Whitehead (50, 0.50 ERA) has been picking up the innings that Brett Cisper handled last year and junior Eric Stiene (Loveland) has also thrown a lot of innings. Junior Kevin Brennan and Andrew Stiene (Loveland) out of the bullpen have helped close the door on opponents at the end of games. “The team plays with confidence. They know they have great players at every position and good pitching and they think they will win every game they are in,” Held said. “With what we did last year, expectations are just as high this year but

once you get into the tournament, it’s just trying to survive one game at a time.” Held said the team likes its draw for the tournament and that the Crusaders don’t spend much time worrying about rankings (one publication has the Crusaders ranked No. 7 in the country). “We just try to have fun with that. A lot of it comes from the success from past players to give us that name recognition and we’re just happy to have a good season and keep the Moeller name out there,” Held said. He did say he’d like to see the defense tighten up a bit before the tournament starts. “We can get a little lax and throw the ball around and that lets the other team think they can play with us, and I don’t like that,” he said. “If we can tighten up our defense, we’ll be a real tough team to beat.”

Larkin, Young leading MND softball By Tony Meale tmeale@communitypress.com

When it comes to clutch hitting, it doesn’t get much better than Mount Notre Dame junior catcher Avery Larkin. A .400 hitter, Larkin leads the entire Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League with 28 RBI. “Avery Larkin is without a doubt the hardest worker on our team,” head coach Jackie Cornelius-Bedel said. “Last year she was rarely in the offensive lineup, and she worked hard this year to improve her swing and to relax at the plate. She’s taken on a huge role.” Larkin, who hit .238 as a sophomore, has more RBI than the Cougars’ next top two run producers – junior first baseman Lilly Cahall (15) and senior shortstop Kristi Boering (12) – have combined. She has plated more than one-third of the Cougars’ runs this season. “Avery is one of the smoothest players I have coached; she takes pressure as a challenge,” Cornelius-

Bedel said. “We rely on her a lot, but each player has her own role.” Some of those players include Boering and senior outfielder Mel Burns. Boering is one of only two players in the GGCL hitting over .500 and leads the team in hits (38), doubles (eight), triples (four), stolen bases (22) and runs (31). “Kristi is an outstanding ball player,” Cornelius-Bedel said. “We can rely on her for clutch hits and to get the job done when needed. No matter how good the other team we face is, I can count on her to steal a base on any catcher and get a hit off of any pitcher.” Burns, meanwhile, is hitting .361 with 14 steals and an OBP over .400. This trio has helped MND, which started the season 5-3, win 14 of its last 16 games. Included within that stretch was a period in which the Cougars won eight games in eight days, knocking off St. Ursula, McAuley, Ursuline, Holy Cross, Toledo Central, Toledo Whitmer, Toledo Notre

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Mount Notre Dame junior Avery Larkin has been the key run-producer for the Cougars this season. She leads the GGCL in RBIs. Dame and McNicholas. Cornelius-Bedel credited the offensive production of sophomore third baseman Chelsea Jackson, who is hitting .324 with 10 RBIs, senior Dayden Shaffer, who is batting .276 and has been a reliable pinch-hitter, and sophomore Alexis Shumate, who was brought up from junior varsity and delivered some timely hits. For all of its offensive contributors, however, the key to MND’s success has

been senior starting pitcher Sarah Young, who is 18-5 with eight shutouts, a 1.27 ERA, a 0.80 WHIP and 218 strikeouts in 154.2 innings. “Sarah feels the most pressure on the team,” Cornelius-Bedel said. “The coaches look to her to carry the team when we’re lacking offensively. We’ve won a few 1-0 and 2-0 games because of her pitching.” None was more impressive, perhaps, than the perfect game she threw against

Glen Este, which is seeded No. 2 in the tournament. MND won 1-0 April 6. “Without Sarah on the mound, this is a whole different team,” CorneliusBedel said. “She’s the most dominating pitcher to ever come through MND.” The Cougars (19-5, 7-3 as of May 8) close the regular season at Oak Hills after Community Press deadline Monday, May 10. Seeded No. 4 in the playoffs, MND opens with a second-round game against the winner of No. 8 McAuley vs. No. 22 Winton Woods. CorneliusBedel said that her team, which split its season series with the Mohawks, isn’t concerned about potentially facing a league rival in the opening round. “We’ve been successful the past (couple years) in the tournament when a GGCL school has come after us the first round,” she said, referring to opening-round wins over Seton in 2007 and Mercy in 2009. “This team wants it bad enough. They are ready for any challenge thrown their way.”

Baseball, softball launch into sectionals The postseason has begun for varsity baseball and softball teams across Ohio with a number of sectional tournament games scheduled on the diamond this week. Both the softball and baseball tournaments culminate with state championships for Division I-IV teams from June 3-5 following sectionals, districts and regionals. One champion from each division in each of Ohio’s four regions will advance to the state championships in softball and baseball. Here’s a look at the schedule for the local teams:

Softball, sectionals • Indian Hill beat Mt. Division I

Healthy 3-1, May 4. Indian Hill’s Becca Conn was the winning pitcher, and was 3-4 and had two RBI. • Madeira beat Reading 51, May 6. Madeira’s Sarah Hammitt pitched 14 strikeouts, and Amanda Wyrick was 3-3 and hit two triples.

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No. 4 Mount Notre Dame (16-5) opens with a second-round home game against the winner of No. 8 McAuley (15-4) vs. No. 22 Winton Woods (2-14) at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 12. If victorious, MND advances to the Division I sectional finals at 5 p.m. Monday, May 17, at Kings High School. No. 12 Ursuline (9-7) opens with a second-round game at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, against the winner of No. 10 Loveland (15-8) vs. No. 15 Sycamore (4-15). The team with the higher seed will host in the second round. If victorious, Ursuline advances to the Division I sectional

finals at 5 p.m. Monday, May 17, at Lakota West Freshman School.

Division II

No. 8 Indian Hill (13-7) played No. 10 Norwood (11-11) on Tuesday, May 11 after Community Press deadlines. If victorious, Indian Hill plays May 13 against the winner of the No. 14 Finneytown (1-15) v. No. 2 Kings (165) game. The winner of that plays in the sectional final May 18 at Lakota East.

Division III

No. 5 Deer Park (12-7) opens with a second-round home game at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, against the winner of No. 6 Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (9-6) vs. No. 7 Fayetteville (7-13). If victorious, Deer Park advances to the Division III sectional finals at 5 p.m. Monday, May 17, at Batavia High School. No. 3 Madeira (16-6) played No. 12 Ripley (3-11) on May 10 after Community Press deadlines. If victorious, Madeira advances to play May 12 against No. 10 Georgetown and then the winner of that game plays May 17 in the sectional final at Lakota East.

Division IV

No. 6 Cincinnati Country Day (8-7) opens with a second-round game at

5 p.m. Thursday, May 13, against the winner of No. 3 Williamsburg (14-7) vs. No. 9 Seven Hills (4-8). The team with the higher seed will host in the second round. If victorious, CCD advances to the Division IV sectional finals at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, at Mason High School. No. 9 Seven Hills (4-8) opened with a first-round game against No. 3 Williamsburg (14-7) after Community Press deadlines Tuesday, May 11. If victorious, Seven Hills travels to face No. 6 Cincinnati Country Day (8-7) at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 13. If victorious over CCD, Seven Hills advances to the Division IV sectional finals at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, at Mason High School.

Baseball, sectionals Division I

No. 1 Moeller (20-1) plays No. 33 Hughes (3-12) at home on Thursday, May 13. If victorious, the Crusaders advance to play in the sectional finals on Thursday, May 20, against the winner of the Mt. Healthy v. Winton Woods/Lakota West game. No. 17 St. Xavier (9-9) opened with a first-round home game against No. 25 Glen Este (5-15) after Community Press deadlines Tuesday, May 11. If victorious, St. X travels to face Little Miami (17-3) at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 13, in the sectional semi-

finals. If victorious, St. X advances to the Division I sectional finals at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at a site to be determined.

Division II

No. 10 Indian Hill (6-17) played No. 9 Batavia (8-11) on Tuesday, May 11 after Community Press deadlines. If victorious, Indian Hill plays Thursday, May 13, against No. 1 Clermont Northeastern (17-5). The winner of that game advances to the sectional finals on May 20.

Division III

No. 3 Summit Country Day (19-5) opens with a second-round home game at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, against the winner of No. 5 Mariemont (6-10) vs. No. 11 Williamsburg (5-8). If victorious, Summit advances to the Division III sectional finals at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at Deer Park High School. No. 4 Madeira (18-6) played No. 9 Taft (7-9) on May 10, after Community Press deadlines. If victorious, Madeira would play the winner of No. 6 Purcell Marian (6-15) v. No. 10 Schroder (4-9) on May 12. The winner of that game plays in the sectional finals on Wednesday, May 19, at Batavia. No. 8 Deer Park (2-19) opened

with a first-round game against No. 7 Clark Montessori (6-9) after Community Press deadlines Monday, May 10. If victorious, Deer Park travels to face No. 2 Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (16-3) at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 12. If victorious over CHCA, Deer Park advances to the Division III sectional finals at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at Batavia High School.

Division IV

No. 1 Seven Hills (16-4) opens with a second-round home game at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, against the winner of No. 9 Lockland (5-11) vs. No. 10 St. Bernard (1-13). If victorious, Seven Hills advances to the Division IV sectional finals at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at Roselawn Park’s Field No. 2. No. 4 Cincinnati Country Day (910) opened with a first-round game against No. 8 Southeastern (6-14) after Community Press deadlines Monday, May 10. If victorious, CCD travels to face No. 2 New Miami (118) at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 12. If victorious over New Miami, CCD advances to the Division IV sectional finals at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at Roselawn Park’s Field No. 1.

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Record-breaking offense propels Madeira By Mark Chalifoux mchalifoux@communitypress.com

The Madeira High School baseball team finished second in the Cincinnati Hills League and finished the regular season at 20-6 heading into the postseason on the strength of their record-breaking offense. Four players have broken the single season record for runs scored. Two players have broken the single season doubles record and the team overall has scored more runs than any other team head coach Jack Kuzniczci has had. “We’ve got a lot of guys that can really run and a lot of guys that can hit the ball,” he said. “We don’t strikeout much at all. We put the ball in play.” The team is close to setting the record for stolen bases in a season and should pass that by the end of the season. Kuzniczci praised the top of the Mustangs lineup for their outstanding offensive contributions. Leadoff batter Ryan Santoro has scored 53 runs this

season (the single season record was 41 runs) and has been stellar for Madeira. Another senior, Andy Disbennett, has scored 41 runs. Cody Kuzniczci, a junior, has scored 46, has 43 RBI, and leads the conference in batting average, hitting .541. Freshman Andrew Benintendi has scored 45 runs and is second in the CHL in batting average, hitting .525. Kuzniczci (19) and Benintendi (18) have broken the single season doubles record. Joe Bodnar and Zach Jansen are also hitting above .400 and Jansen is second on the team in RBI with 42. “We’re having a great offensive year and hopefully there’s more to come,” Kuzniczci said. The Mustangs drew Taft in the first round of the sectional tournament May 10. If victorious, they play the winner of the Purcell Marian vs. Shroder game. If the Mustangs hold, they would likely face CHCA in the sectional championship. “They might be a slight favorite, they are awfully

IH wins tennis title By Mark Chalifoux mchalifoux@communitypress.com

The Indian Hill High School tennis team is back on top of the Cincinnati Hills League after defeating Wyoming in a close match 4-1 Thursday, May 6, to win the league title. Indian Hill can’t celebrate for too long, as the Braves have a rematch with the Cowboys May 12 in the state team tournament. “Last year was the first year we lost the league title since it came into existence, so it was a big deal to get it back. The boys wanted the pride of having the title,” Indian Hill head coach Lindsay Morris said. She said the differencemaker for the Braves was the team’s heart. “All season, when we’ve had big, close matches, the boys play with so much heart, and that was the case for the match against Wyoming,” Morris said. Indian Hill, now 13-4 on the season, has to prepare to face the Cowboys again next week. Though Indian Hill won 4-1, Morris said it was a much closer match than the score would indicate as three matches went to three sets. “We’re relieved we won today, but it’s not a guarantee whatsoever for next week,” Morris said. “The boys need to play even better to win because Wyoming will come back with a vengeance.” Indian Hill has had a number of players stepping up their game recently, including No. 2 singles player Aloke Desai, a sophomore, and junior Adam Palmer, who plays No. 3 singles. “They have been in some pressure situations in some big matches, where it comes down to their court and they have pulled it out and won it for us,” Morris said. Desai is also part of a doubles team with Greg Baumann that will compete in the sectional tournament next week – a contest for which Morris has high expectations. “I think they have a really good shot to go far. Aloke was a state qualifier in dou-

bles last year and Greg has been a very solid player,” Morris said. She’s also optimistic another doubles team, composed of freshmen R.J. Joshi and Ritesh Kashyap, could go far. “They have lost only one match when they play together, and although they are young, they have a lot of potential,” she said. That Indian Hill has had so much success this season is encouraging to Morris as the Braves return everyone next season. And she said the team gets along well, which makes things easier on her as a coach. “They get along on and off the court and they joke around a lot. They don’t take themselves too seriously but can get down to business when they need to. They like to have a lot of fun,” she said. And the fun will continue for the Braves if Indian Hill keeps up its winning ways.

good, but we can play with them,” Kuzniczci said. “We’re capable of beating them if things go right.” Kuzniczci said the team doesn’t have the same caliber of pitching the Mustangs had in 2009, but the offense is better this season. Madeira doesn’t have an overwhelming No. 1 starter, but the Mustangs have some pitchers who can throw strikes and a good defense to back them up. David Hammitt and Brent Willing are the top pitchers in terms of innings pitched and both have an ERA under 3.5. Madeira will need its offense to continue to produce if the Mustangs are going to have a nice tournament run. Madeira’s offense has bailed it out of tough spots before. The Mustangs fell down 9-0 in the first inning against New Richmond,

who had their No. 1 pitcher on the mound. Madeira ended up winning 24-23. The Mustangs have some strong senior leadership as Madeira has eight seniors on the roster, two of which, Disbennett and Hammitt, have been on the varsity team for four years. Santoro has been on the varsity team for three. That leadership has helped the Mustangs win some big games, including a regular-season finale win over Glen Este 7-4 on May 6 and a 13-0 win over Clermont Northeastern, a top 5 team in Division II. Kuzniczci said the team camaraderie is also the best it’s been in the past few years. “This is just a great group of kids to work with,” Kuzniczci said. “We have a supportive group of parents too. It makes it fun to come to the park.”

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CH@TROOM Madeira will have a farmer’s market this summer. Do you think the market will be successful? Why or why not? No responses. Indian Hill schools are considering later start times for the middle school and high school, which now start at 7:30 a.m. and 7:35 a.m. Is this a good idea? Why or why not? No responses. Is wind power a viable solution to our dependence on oil? Why or why not? “Yes, wind is a viable solution to our dependence on oil, but not by itself. “Wind along with solar, the harnessing of coastline waves and tides, biofuels, new non-polluting clean coal technology (the U.S.A. is the Saudi Arabia of coal) and a new generation of nuclear power would create a mix of cleaner, sustainable and home gown energy completely eliminating our dependence on oil.” R.O.S. “That is a very difficult for the average person to answer, because it would require a lot of very specialized knowledge and statistics. However, having made that disclaimer, I would say that I have noticed a number of wind farms in operation, and one huge windmill is even visible from I275 heading northeast near the Milford exit. Someone thinks they are practical, or they wouldn’t be using them. I suspect that if we built and employed a large number of them, it would make a difference in our oil consumption. But I also suspect that there are people who would be upset with the appearance of these devices, and would object. As for me, I say ‘Why not?’” B.B.

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Deer Park Safety Service Director Mike Berens is trying to find ways to pay for repairs on city streets such as Dalton Avenue and Hemphill Way – repairs that will cost about $500,000. At what areas

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are highly desirable and some are redundant. In the case of the banks, we have clearly saturated redundancy. So that is Jim Horwitz why Madeira Community and other comPress guest munities enact columnist zoning laws and appoint planning commissions to manage and dictate what uses are best for the land in our city. Madeira’s city council and planning commission have chosen not to take the necessary steps to make the city more friendly to restaurants and less friendly to banks. Those tools are available in a number of forms, including planned urban development (PUD) and property acquisition, but the city has chosen to do neither. The city, to its credit, has done much to put fundamental zoning

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should the city look to cut to help pay for the repairs? What other suggestions do you have? “Many of Deer Park’s streets are in need of repairs. A significant cause is due to the utility cuts in relatively new roads, rapidly degrading those areas. The question is difficult without more access to the budget, however, there are several steps that could be initiated: a short term fix would be to annex the Dillonvale mall, as it is surrounded on three sides by Deer Park and receives services from DP police (and fire) on a regular basis. The new funds could start a fund for road improvements – which would strengthen the malls accessibility and benefit community. “The longer term effort would be to set aside property value increases from each new development as a special funding source for road construction, or at least a portion of those new funds. “Finally, if Deer Park and its assets like good local schools, walkable community, safe streets, solid housing values and accessibility to the region were better advertised or actually marketed by the council and administration, a greater number of houses would be sold quicker and for higher dollar amounts, thereby increasing the overall value of property – and increasing the tax generation for the city, or for the next two years, slowing the losses. Increases, above and beyond a set percentage, for example 2 percent annually, could be set aside for infrastructure improvements. While the dollar amounts may start off small, they would continue to grow and benefit the community for decades to come.” C.T.

He didn’t say – so he says Visitors to Cincinnati.com/ Madeira posted these comments to a story about Madeira resident David Krikorian, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Congress in the Second Congressional District in last week’s primary, denying he made disparaging comments about opponent Surya Yalamanchili’s name: “The Democrats don’t want Krikorian running and that’s a fact. My wife, a registered Democrat, received info in the mail from local Democratic party and they were very clear about this. That was before this alleged incident.” tomm1 “Those Democratic so-called leaders have lost race after race against Jean Schmidt. I guess they want to hold on to their little loser-ville power-base, instead of winning a race for once. How petty. How petty. And, how unethical.” GlobalistFilms “Yeah, Democrats are real sticklers about Reagan conservatives trying to pretend they represent Democratic ideals.” ohiobama

Aiming at Target Visitors to Cincinnati.com posted these comments to a

story about Target’s plans to build in Blue Ash: “We don’t need you. We don’t want you. Go away.” blueblocker “Yes to more tax income for the city. Yes to an alternative to Kmart. Yes to more employment. “Some people don’t believe in vaccinations and the Amish live without the motorcar. For the rest of us Target is a welcome addition to the community.” BlueAshBruce “I know that the houses (families) around the lot it will be built on will not be happy about it. Who wants to give up their wooded view? I agree that Kmart needs to go, however they are not replacing Kmart, Kmart is still going to still there looking like crap. Kmart needs to go ... I would like to see a new Costco. Costco would be a lot more of a convenience to me than a Target. Target does not have gas, Target does not have groceries. I don’t need to buy clothes all the time and purses or baby products from Target. Plus it will just bring more traffic to an area that is too small to handle it. I think us Blue Ash Reading folks to not mind doing our shopping at the Costco/Target Tricounty location.” wanderingcincy

Cemetery sentiments Visitors to Cincinnati.com/ Madeira posted these comments to a story about maintenance of

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in place that does a pretty good job. Thankfully, we don’t have strip clubs in Madeira, although an informal poll of young men in our area suggests there is “demand.” However, our elected leaders have not taken on the more complicated tasks of meaningful economic development and progressive zoning that is needed to help us attract more restaurants and fewer banks. And while that is not a “simple” answer, it does shed a little more light on the truth than the sound bite that our mayor gave us. To our mayor’s credit, I’ve been favorably impressed by his pro-business like approach to stewarding our city. It is a welcome relief to see him emerge as an assertive no-nonsense fiscal leader and I applaud his efforts overall. I would encourage him to be just as assertive with attracting more restaurants and less banks, rather than acquiescing to “simple demand.” Jim Horwitz is a resident of Madeira.

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You can comment on stories by visiting Cincinnati.com and choosing your community’s home page: Cincinnati.com/columbiatownship Cincinnati.com/deerpark Cincinnati.com/madeira Cincinnati.com/silverton Cincinnati.com/sycamoretownship a Revolutionary War-era cemetery in the city: “Really nice look into the past. Thanks.” longtallstranger “I moved into this neigborhood (Kaywood Drive) in 1954 when I was 7years-old and all of us kids in the neighborhood were familiar with this little historic cemetery. It was in the back yard of a family named named Domoe, across the street the street from a family named Honsinger, and in the front yard of the Young family. All of our parents taught us the history of the cemetery and to respect the gravesites. Part of the initiation into the neighborhood ‘clubs’ was to walk around the graveyard fence three times after sunset. On Halloween night, some of the dads would dress up in sheets and scare us by running out from the back fence as we made our way back to the Youngs’ house. I now live in Chicago, but my mother still lives on Kaywood Drive and 56 years later, when my siblings and I reunite in Cincinnati, we continue to make nostalgic treks down to the cemetery now with our children and grandchildren and relate the history of that very special place.” mbminton

GOVERNMENT CALENDAR DEER PARK

Deer Park council meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month in the municipal building, 7777 Blue Ash Road. Phone 794-8860. Web site: www.deerparkohio.org.

DEER PARK COMMUNITY CITY SCHOOLS

Deer Park Community City Schools, Deer Park City School District Office, 4131 Matson Ave., Deer Park. Phone: 891-0222. Web site: www.deerparkcityschools.org Deer Park Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Howard Elementary 4131 Matson Ave. Deer Park.

HAMILTON COUNTY

Commissioners – meet at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday in Room 605 of the County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St., downtown. The next meeting is Wednesday, May 19. Call 946-4400. Educational service center governing board –

meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 11083 Hamilton Ave. The next meeting will be Wednesday, May 19. Call 742-2200. Regional planning commission – meets at 12:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the County Administration Building, eighth floor, 138 E. Court St., downtown. The next meeting will be Thursday, June 3. Call 946-4500.

INDIAN HILL EXEMPTED VILLAGE SCHOOLS

Indian Hill Exempted Village Schools Board of Education: 6855 Drake Road. Phone: 2724500. Web site: www.ih.k12.oh.us. Indian Hill school board meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Indian Hill High School, 6845 Drake Road.

MADEIRA

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

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Madeira’s mayor’s bank explanation comes up short I read with great disappointment the article about all of the banks in Madeira. For many recent years, I’ve heard scores of people complain that we have too many banks in Madeira and not enough restaurants, especially affordable sitdown family style restaurants. This sentiment was confirmed in a study commissioned by the city of Madeira in 2007. Since that study, three new banks have moved in to town and zero sit down restaurants (thank goodness we still have Choo-Choo’s and Ferrari’s). So when the mayor explains to an inquiring resident that the reason we have so many banks is “simple,” that there is “demand” for all of these banks, I feel let down by our elected official’s choice to spin an upbeat answer rather than fully explain why we have so many banks. Truth is, “demand” exists out there for many types of businesses to locate in Madeira, not just banks. Some are unsavory, some

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MADEIRA CITY SCHOOLS

Madeira City Schools district office, 7465 Loannes Drive. Phone 985-6070. Web site: www.madeiracityschools.org. Madeira City Schools board of education meets at 7 p.m., on the first and third Monday of each month Perin Media Center in Madeira High School, 7465 Loannes Drive.

SILVERTON

Silverton city council meets at 7:30 p.m., on the first and third Thursday of the month, in council chambers at 6860 Plainfield Road. Phone 936-6240. Web site: www.cityofsilverton.com.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP

Sycamore Township board of trustees meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month at township offices, 8540 Kenwood Road. Phone 791-8447. Web site: www.sycamoretownship.org.

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Four Loveland High School students are finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program contest. They are, from left: Sarah Mosby of Miami Township, Maria Stamatakos of Loveland, Sean Hadley of Miami Township and Amanda Shelton of Miami Township.

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down to finalists based on test scores, their academic records, participation in school activities, demonstrated leadership, recommendations by school officials and the finalists’ own essays. About 8,200 of the finalists will win one of three kinds of scholarship: National Merit scholarships of $2,500, college-sponsored scholarships or corporate-sponsored scholarships. Loveland High School Principal Molly Moorhead said school officials are proud of their National Merit finalists. “We appreciate the hard work and effort they have put forth to achieve this significant accomplishment and wish them well in the future,” Moorhead said. “We’re sure they will be successful at whatever dream they each choose to pursue.” Reported by Jeanne Houck

THINGS TO DO Wine, food fest

The Wine Store is hosting Spring Wine and Food Fest from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road, Montgomery. There are two sessions: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event includes a selection of wine, beer, gourmet food and cheese. Cost is $3 for four tastes. Call 9849463 or visit www.theewinestore.com.

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With the help of more than 120 volunteers of all ages, the 12th annual Dr. Samuel S. Rockwern Passover Delivery of Jewish Family Service delivered 439 Passover meals to families experiencing financial difficulties. Volunteers ranged in ages from preschool children to adults in their eighties. Each donated box contained matzah, matzah ball soup mix, macaroons, gefilte fish, grape juice, nuts, apples and a chicken dinner. Cincinnati Hebrew Day School donated the storage and setup facilities. Area congregations, organizations, and businesses collected the nonperishable, boxed food. The balance was purchased with monetary donations from The Rockwern Charitable Foundation and individual community donors. The high cost of Kosher for Passover food compelled families to volunteer their time to those less fortunate to ensure recipients had an adequate meal. “We feel our family is so lucky to be able to put together a Seder meal. My kids and I want to help others also make their meal,” said Karen Goodman of Symmes Township, who was delivering meals with her three children, Brian, 14, Melissa, 12, and Jennifer, 9. Jessica Kahn from Wyoming brought her two children Rebecca, 14, and Ethan, 12, to introduce her son to volunteering. “I thought the Passover Delivery would be a great way for him to get involved,” she said. Ethan will volunteer for the Jewish Family Service Food Pantry as his mitzvah project for his bar mitzvah. Jewish Family Service Food Pantry, which is the only kosher food pantry in the region, is located in space donated by Golf Manor Synagogue. Tom Glassman and his son Ethan, 11, of Wyoming have Russian relatives and looked forward to delivering to other Russian-speaking families. “This is our third or fourth year vol-

Valerie Lasko of Mount Lookout, Michael Lasko of Blue Ash and Pamela Lasko of Silverton.

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Larry and Joan Lindner of Sycamore Township help make deliveries. unteering and we get to use the Russian phrases that our relatives have taught us when we deliver the meals,” Glassman said. “We enjoy the reaction we get from speaking in familiar phrases.” Barbara Schwartz from Loveland, along with her daughter Jami Edelheit and two grandchildren Carly, 15, and

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Michael, 11, of Montgomery were overwhelmed by their volunteer experience. This multi-generational family sat and visited with each household, an important element of the volunteer project. After they delivered their packages, they came back to show the candy and gifts they received from the recipients. “Words cannot explain one of the most wonderful days of my life,” said Schwartz. “We didn’t know they would be so appreciative. And we enjoyed learning about their families and many talents.” One recipient presented a hand carved box to her grandson with a promise to give him something next year when he becomes a bar mitzvah. This project was started by a group of dedicated volunteers in 1998. 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, and Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio.

Bands from ’80s headline Sycamore festival By Amanda Hopkins ahopkins@communitypress.com

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Mayerson JCC is hosting Day Trip to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Amberley Village. Visit the Columbus Zoo, headquarters for Jack Hanna and home to over 5,000 animals. The event includes transportation. It is open to ages 60 and up. The cost is $35. Call 761-7500.

Starship featuring Mickey Thomas and Survivor will perform at this year’s Festival in Sycamore on Friday and Saturday, July 16 and 17. Starship will play Friday following performances from the Jon Justice Band and The Gamut.

Survivor will close out the festival on Saturday after The Natalie Wells Band and The Whammies perform. Sycamore Township Parks and Recreation Director Mike McKeown said Survivor cost $15,000 and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas cost $16,000 to bring in for the festival. He said that most of the cost of entertainment is covered by festival

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sponsors. The festival, held at Bechtold Park at 4312 Sycamore Road, will feature the bands as well as food and rides. The festival starts at 6 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, July 16-17.

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The band Survivor will play Saturday, July 17, at the Festival in Sycamore at Bechtold Park.

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The band Starship featuring Mickey Thomas will play on Friday, July 16, at the Festival in Sycamore at Bechtold Park.

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Four Loveland High School seniors have been named finalists in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program competition. They are: • Sean Hadley, 18, of Miami Township. His parents are John and Martha Hadley. • Sarah Mosby, 17, of Miami Township. Her parents are Chris and Ann Mosby. • Amanda Shelton, 18, of Miami Township. Her parents are Monty and Kim Shelton. • Maria Stamatakos, 17, of Loveland. Her parents are George and Eva Stamatakos. The finalists are among some 15,000 high school students nationally to reach the ranking out of 1.5 million students who entered this year’s contest. The competition was established in 1955. Entrants are whittled

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ART EXHIBITS Show Me A Story, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Multi-media exhibit of art that tells stories by Jennifer Choto and Janet Zack. Free. Through May 31. 683-2340; www.grailville.org. Loveland. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Team in Training Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Fleet Feet Sports, 9525 Kenwood Road. Learn more about Team In Training. Meet past participants, coaches, cancer survivors and Team In Training staff members. Free. Presented by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training. 361-2100; www.teamintraining.org/soh. Blue Ash.

DANCE CLASSES

Beginner Ballroom Dancing, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. Beginning ballroom dancing lessons with Melissa. Ages 50 and up. Family friendly. Free. Reservations required. 247-2100. Symmes Township.

MUSIC - JAZZ

Bone Voyage, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road. 791-4424; www.terradise.net/bonevoyage. Blue Ash.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Tommy Johnagin, 8 p.m. $8, $4 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. Autobiographical comedian. Reservations required. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery. David Brenner, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Performance by one of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time. VIP includes includes pre-show meet and greet with Brenner David Brenner. Family friendly. $250 VIP, $40. Tickets available online. 221-6728; hillelcincinnati.org. Amberley Village.

VOLUNTEER EVENTS

Stitching For Tzedakah/Project Linus, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Create blankets for clinics, hospitals and shelters. Ages 18 and up. Free. 7617500; www.jointhej.org. Amberley Village. F R I D A Y, M A Y 1 4

BUSINESS SEMINARS

Employing Workshops as a Marketing Tool, 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Learn how you can access this untapped wealth of greater profits. Benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children. Ages 21 and up. $99. Registration required. Presented by The Business Institute for Growth. 702-9370; www.b-i-g.info. Blue Ash.

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Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; www.cincinnatiredcross.org. Blue Ash.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

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

MUSIC - BLUES

Sonny Moorman Group, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 LovelandMadeira Road. 791-2753. Montgomery.

MUSIC - ROCK

Shucking Bubba, 9:30 p.m. Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive. $5. 774-9697. Symmes Township.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Tommy Johnagin, 8 p.m. $12. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 9849288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

ON STAGE - THEATER

The Dixie Swim Club, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road. Comedy. Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. $17. Reservations recommended. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through May 30. 684-1236. Columbia Township.

SHOPPING

Indoor Yard Sale, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road. Benefits Blue Ash Presbyterian Church. Through May 15. 791-1153. Blue Ash. S A T U R D A Y, M A Y 1 5

ART EXHIBITS

Faculty Show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township. Show Me A Story, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, Free. 6832340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

COOKING CLASSES

Healthy Cooking Classes, noon-1:30 p.m. Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road. Learn to make two healthy and delicious meals. Ages 14-90. $22. 315-3943; www.peachyshealthsmart.com. Silverton.

EXERCISE CLASSES

A Laughter Yoga Experience, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Combines laughter exercises and yoga breathing to give health benefits of hearty laughter. $10. Registration required. 985-6732; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery. Yoga for Women and Girls: A Rites of Passage Series Gathering, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Ages 11 and up. Learn simple meditative techniques to calm your mind. $40 intergenerational pair, $25. Reservations required. 683-2340. Loveland.

FARMERS MARKET

Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Turner Farm, 5617400; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill.

MUSIC ACOUSTIC

Live Music Saturday, 7:30 p.m. deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road. Variety of groups perform. 247-9933; www.deshas.com. Montgomery.

MUSIC - BLUES

Sonny’s Solo Blues, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Guitar Lovers, 7342 Kenwood Road. 793-1456; http://www.guitarlovers.net. Sycamore Township.

MUSIC - COUNTRY

DixZ HighWay. 9:30 p.m. Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive. $5. 774-9697; www.barseventyone.com. Symmes Township.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Tommy Johnagin, 8 p.m. $12. Ages 21 and up. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 9849288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

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ON STAGE - THEATER

The Dixie Swim Club, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 684-1236. Columbia Township.

PUBLIC HOURS

Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive. Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. Featuring works by internationally known photographer Nancy Ford Cones (1869-1962), who was a resident of Loveland and used local people and scenes in many of her pictorial photographs. $3 donation. Through Oct. 31. 6835692; www.lovelandmuseum.org. Loveland.

SEMINARS

What Men Need To Know About Divorce, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Merrill Lynch, 5151 Pfeiffer Road. Suite 100, Critical, unbiased information about complexities and options of divorce. Participants can discuss issues with divorce lawyer, financial advisor and family therapist. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations appreciated, not required. 5793657. Blue Ash.

SHOPPING

Indoor Yard Sale, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Half price sale 12:45 p.m. Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 791-1153. Blue Ash.

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Deer Park High School is hosting an Ice Cream Social from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, at Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road, Deer Park. Music is by Amity and Deer Park High and Junior High bands and choirs. Hot dogs, brats, metts and drinks are available. The rain date is May 21. The event is free. Call 891-0010.

CIVIC

Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; www.cincinnatiredcross.org. Blue Ash.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike. Pub. Hosted by Jerome. Free. 697-9705. Loveland. Karaoke, 9 p.m. InCahoots, 4110 Hunt Road. Free. 793-2600. Blue Ash.

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LITERARY - STORY TIMES

Tommy Johnagin, 8 p.m. $8, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

ON STAGE - THEATER

The Dixie Swim Club, 7 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 684-1236. Columbia Township.

PUBLIC HOURS

Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, $3 donation. 683-5692; www.lovelandmuseum.org. Loveland.

RECREATION

JCC Tween Scene, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Ice cream, Rock Band, Wii tournaments, gym games and indoor waterpark challenges. Wear gym shoes and socks, bring swimsuit and towel. $15. Registration required by May 1. 7617500; www.jointhej.org. Amberley Village.

CIVIC

Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 792-4000; www.cincinnatiredcross.org. Blue Ash.

EXERCISE CLASSES

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

A Reading by Appalachian Poets, 2 p.m. The Poetry Workshop, by donation, is at 3:30 p.m. Bring five copies on up to three poems. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road. Poets George Ella Lyon and Frank X Walker read their works. $15. Registration required. 683-2340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

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FOOD & DRINK MUSIC - CLASSIC ROCK No Saints, No Saviors, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Music by Sonny Moorman Group. Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road. 791-2753. Montgomery.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Alzheimers and Dementia Information and Support, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road. With Tim Verville from Hospice of Southwest Ohio. Family friendly. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township. T U E S D A Y, M A Y 1 8

ART EXHIBITS

Faculty Show, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township. Show Me A Story, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, Free. 6832340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

AUDITIONS

Once More, With Feeling, 7 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, 382-5854. Columbia Township.

Ice Cream Social, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road. Music by Amity and Deer Park High and Junior High bands and choirs. Hot dogs, brats, metts and drinks available. Rain date May 21. Free. 891-0010. Blue Ash.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

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

MOM’S CLUBS

Northeast Cincinnati Mothers of Twins Club, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Swaim Park, Zig Zag and Cooper roads, Monthly meeting for mothers of multiple birth children. Meets at Swaim Lodge. Free. www.nemotmc.com. Montgomery. W E D N E S D A Y, M A Y 1 9

ART EXHIBITS

Faculty Show, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township. Show Me A Story, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, Free. 6832340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

EXERCISE CLASSES

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

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Safe Gardening for Your Joints, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Jewish Hospital, 4777 E. Galbraith Road. Tips on healthy joints from avid gardener. With Michelle Andrews, M.D. Free. Registration required. 686-4040. Kenwood. Osteoporosis: Treatment and Prevention, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Rheumatologist Gregory DeLorenzo give s indepth information on risk factors of osteoporosis. $15. Reservations required. 9856732; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Funniest Person in Cincinnati Contest, 8 p.m. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. Aspiring comedians perform. Amateur and semipro categories. Ages 18 and up. $5. Reservations required. 984-9288. Montgomery.

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College Financial Planning Workshop, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Loveland High School, 1 Tiger Trail, Room 100. Workshop about financial planning for college for parents of all freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Topics include: impact of planning for future college expenses, strategies to lower out of pocket expenses and maximize eligibility for aid, and more. Free. Registration required, available online. 753.-1290; www.askconnexus.com/RSVP. Loveland.

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ART & CRAFT CLASSES

Scrapbooking: Faithbooking, 5:30 p.m.8:30 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road. Work on your own projects and explore “Faithbooking,” a way to convey your faith through your photo albums. Group meets third Monday of each month until July 19. Childcare is provided. Registration required. 891-1700; www.goodshepherd.com. Kenwood.

ART EXHIBITS

Faculty Show, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. The Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati, Free. 833-2400. Symmes Township. Show Me A Story, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Grailville Education and Retreat Center, Free. 6832340; www.grailville.org. Loveland.

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The Butterfly Show at the Krohn Conservatory, Butterflies of Japan, moves into its second phase, with “Tanabata” from Wednesday, May 12, through June 1. The final, and third phase is “Otsukimi,” which runs June 2-20. Each distant time frame celebrates the arrival of a butterfly and a new floral exhibit that mimics a change of seasons. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission to the show is $6; $5, seniors; $4, under 17; free, ages 4 and under. Family packs, $20; unlimited admission pin, $10. Visit www.butterflyshow.com or call 513-421-5707.

Once More, With Feeling, 7 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road. Seven men and one woman. Cold readings from script. Bring theater resume. Production dates: Sept. 10-26. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through May 18. 382-5854. Columbia Township.

BARS/CLUBS

Team Trivia, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Montgomery Towne Tavern, 10813 Montgomery Road. Free. 489-2228. Montgomery.

PROVIDED

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s Zoo Babies shows off its newest additions through May 31, including a bongo, bonobo (pictured,) white handed gibbon, sand kittens, manatee and more. On Saturday-Sunday, May 15-16, Curious George sings, dances and plays games at the Wings of Wonder Theater. Barney visits for a Super-Dee-Duper Sing-Along Saturday, May 22. The zoo is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $14; $9, ages 2-12; free, under 2. Call 513-281-4700 or visit www.cincinnatizoo.org.


Life

Suburban Life

May 12, 2010

B3

Some interesting observations about marriage, divorce 1. Seventy percent of those involved in a divorce have a lover at the time of the breakup. But only 15 percent of them marry that lover. 2. “If one has not in fact grown in the course of a marriage, it has been a dreadful disaster. Mere longevity in a marriage is not necessarily something to celebrate, for the question is what happened to those individuals along the way?” James Hollis, Ph. D., “The Eden Project,” page 44. 3. “In the disappointment and disillusionment that follows our first fall into and out of love, the three most common responses are pessimism, romanticism, and realism. Pessimists decide that love is an illusion and protect themselves against further disappointment by avoiding intimacy. Romantics make a habit of falling in love but cut and run when the going gets tough. Realists decide to abstain

from the excesses of romance and settle for practical, ‘mature’ (slightly gray) relationships. Each of these responses growth Father Lou retards into the fullness Guntzelman of love… It is Perspectives when we enter the zone of enchantment for the second time that we discover that love has the power to dispel despair and open us to hope.” Sam Keen “ To Love and Be Loved” pages 214-215.

reproduce our miseries with extraordinary consistency. In love relations, we approach each new relationship as an antidote to the problems of the last one, and, with daunting regularity, each new relationship turns out to be a new version of the old.” So claims psychoanalyst Stephen Mitchell in “Can Love Last?”

4. Statistics show that more second marriages break up than first ones. They show that 45 percent of first marriages, 60 percent of second marriages, and 75 percent of third marriages don’t make it these days.

6. In Belinda Luscombe’s “Time” magazine column (May 3, 2010) she discusses serial marriers. She facetiously wonders why people who are so bad at mating for life, e.g. Larry King, Elizabeth Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Mickey Rooney, etc., keep pairing up. “It’s not that they want to get divorced, or hate marriage. It’s that they like it too much, even though it’s not good for them. So, perhaps applications for, say, a fifth marriage license should be required to get therapy.”

5. “We all have a tendency to

7. “By having two lovers one

can drastically reduce one’s commitment to a relationship that one would not be able to bear in its totality. When one feels the need to deceive the beloved, this implies a lack of integration of the shadow.” Aldo Carotenuto “Eros And Pathos.” 8. Are wedding vows taken seriously, or should they be reworded: Though celebrities claim to fall in and out of love within months or a few years, and others follow their example, it’s legitimate to ask if such people actually loved each other in the first place. Viktor Frankl, M.D., writes, “The moment we experience true love, we experience it as valid forever, like a truth which we recognize as an ‘eternal truth.’ It is impossible to envision loving ‘for awhile.’” (A good argument for commitment.) 9. British philosopher Susan Mendess exposed the absurdity of

an intended short-term period of love in marriage by saying, “It is bizarre to respond to ‘Wilt thou love her, comfort her, and keep her?” with: “Well, I’ll try!” 10. “I think one of the problems in marriage is that people don’t realize what it is. They think it’s a long romantic love affair and it isn’t. Marriage has nothing to do with being happy. It has to do with being transformed, and when the transformation is realized it is a magnificent experience. But you have to submit. You have to yield. You have to give. You can’t just dictate.” Author and world mythologist Joseph Campbell in “This Business of the Gods,” page 78. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@community press.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Whether buying or selling – beware of fakes How genuine is the jewelry sold on eBay and other online auction sites? A few years ago, Tiffany & Co. found nearly three quarters of items sold on eBay as “Tiffany Jewelry” were counterfeit. Tiffany sued eBay but lost because the court said eBay is not the seller. Now Tiffany goes after the sellers themselves. That’s what Anita Holmes has learned. She said she bought earrings from a friend whose husband had bought them for

came in, the box that said “Tiffany” and the bag that also said “Tiffany.” She posted the picture on eBay, offered it for sale, and immediately received an email saying they don’t look like real Tiffany items. Holmes said she immediately closed the auction – but it was too late. She received e-mails from both eBay and the lawyers for Tiffany & Co. Then she got a letter from Tiffany’s attorneys showing they meant business. “They wanted me to

her. “I liked the earrings but they were selling on eBay for around $120 and Howard Ain I could Hey Howard! have used the money more than I could the earrings,” she said. “So, I decided maybe the earrings could go to somebody else.” Holmes took a picture of the earrings, the pouch they

send them the earrings. They wanted the name of the person that had sold them to me, and they wanted $475 for damages,” she said. After calling the lawyer’s office, Holmes said, “They say it’s phony. I asked her how she knew. I’m not trying to be smart about it, I just wondered because I didn’t know. She said they know their merchandise.” Tiffany & Co. said such counterfeiting dilutes the value of its products so it’s trying to stop it as soon as it

spots these fakes. Holmes says she’s learned a big lesson. “I won’t sell on eBay anymore; it’s just not worth the worrying about this happening again. It scared me,” she said. Just to be sure, I asked Holmes to take the earrings to the Tiffany store in downtown Cincinnati. She did, and said she learned the handles on her “Tiffany” bag are different from the real thing. There’s a different size box inside, and the pouch is also differ-

ent, among other things. Holmes said she was told they were all good fakes. Holmes said she’s now sent the items to Tiffany & Co.’s lawyer along with a check for $475 for the trademark violation. Bottom line, beware of counterfeits – whether buying or selling on the Internet. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

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Suburban Life

Life

May 12, 2010

Healthy way to prepare fish, ‘chips’

I got a bonus of sorts when I stopped at Keegan’s Seafood on Salem Avenue in Mount Washington for my fresh seafood “fix.” Outside the store was the cutest little couple selling produce, herbs and veggie plants. Mr. and Mrs. Klug come from Fayettville and grow the produce themselves. I bought some heirloom yellow tomato plants, a rhubarb plant, and some beautiful purple basil. They are there a couple times a week, so if you’re in the neighborhood, stop by to see Tom Keegan and these truck farmers. All throughout our Community Press and Recorder areas there are these kinds of folks who are independents trying to make a living doing something they love. You’ll find them outside places like Tom’s, at roadside stands, Findlay Market, or in the parking lots at shopping malls. Anytime you can support our independent grocers and farmers, I hope you do so.

Seafood tips from Tom Keegan

“Oil the fish, not the

crumbs and shredded Parmesan mixed together 2 teaspoons garlic powder or to taste Olive oil, salt and pepper

pan,” he says. Tom brushes oil on the fish for a healthier, tastier dish. He also says simple is better. “When you have a quality piece of seafood, you don’t need to do much other than sauté it simply in some olive oil and/or butter with your favorite seasonings.”

salmon. Remove garlic and lemon grass and add a piece of salmon which has been seasoned with salt and pepper. Cook until done, turning once. Sprinkle with fresh dill and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Bring water to a boil, put potatoes in, then lower to a simmer. Cook until barely tender, about five to seven minutes. Spray a baking sheet and put potatoes on in single layer. Season and toss with a bit of olive oil. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over them, tossing to coat. Press the coating lightly so it sticks. Bake, and toss about halfway through, until crispy, about 10 to 12 minutes or so.

Pan-seared salmon with herbs

Oven-fried french fries

Stuffed bell pepper soup

4 big baking potatoes, cut into big wedges, skin left on if desired 1 ⁄4 cup each: bread

1 pound ground beef (I use sirloin but any will do) 1 cup chopped onion 2 bell peppers, medium size, diced 1 nice rib celery, chopped 1 nice carrot, chopped 2-3 teaspoons garlic,

COURTESY RITA HEIKENFELD

Simple pan-seared salmon with dill and lemon herbs.

Usually I oil the fish, not the pan, but in this case, I put the olive oil directly in the pan since I have aromatics with it. Here’s how I do it: Film a pan with olive oil and cook a large, peeled, smashed clove of garlic in it until it turns golden. If you have a few sprigs of lemon grass, toss them in too and saute along with the

For Mandy Roberts, who wanted healthier french fries with lots of flavor. You need to precook the potatoes first so they’ll bake up crisp without a long time in the oven. If you want, add less garlic powder and substitute Cajun seasoning.

I’ve had several requests for this and finally tweaked the recipe so that it’s good enough to share. Like eating a stuffed pepper, inside out!

minced or more to taste 1-2 teaspoons dried oregano or more to taste Chili powder to taste – start with a couple teaspoons Soy sauce to taste – start with a couple tablespoons Beef broth – start with 5 cups and add more to taste 14.5 ounces diced tomatoes 1 jar, 26-ounce or so, favorite pasta sauce 1 ⁄2 cup brown or white rice – I like brown Shredded cheddar for garnish Film pan with olive oil and brown beef along with onion, peppers, celery, carrot, garlic and oregano. When beef is cooked, add everything but rice and cheddar. Bring to a gentle boil and cook about 10 minutes. Lower to a simmer, add rice, put lid on and cook until rice is done, about 15 to 20 minutes or so. Adjust seasonings and add salt and pepper to taste.

Can you help?

Bananas in sweet white “cream” sauce: For Connie, a Fort Thomas reader, who has enjoyed this in buffet restaurants.

Readers want to know

Rita Heikenfeld Rita’s kitchen

“Is it OK to plant basil now?” Yes, the soil has warmed up enough and we shouldn’t be getting any more frosty nights. It’s a good time to divide perennial herbs like thyme and oregano that have gotten woody or out of bounds.

Rita’s container gardening video

Check out my website www.abouteating.com for the most watched container herb gardening video on YouTube last year. Just type in “container gardening video” in the search engine or go to www.abouteating.com/container-gardening-video.htm. And I’ll be blogging daily about our garden adventures on my blog at www.communitypress.com. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

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Community

Suburban Life

May 12, 2010

B5

REUNIONS

Ed Murphy of Milford, Edwin and Leslie Murphy of Deer Park, and Arlene Murphy of Milford.

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National Exemplar makes donation â&#x20AC;&#x153;Great food for a great causeâ&#x20AC;? was the theme of the recent evening when approximately 250 supporters of The Wellness Community of Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky dined at The National Exemplar restaurant in Mariemont as part of the restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 17th annual benefit dinner for the nonprofit cancer support agency. The National Exemplar generously donated $3,060 to TWC, the eveningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s profits of $2,710 plus an additional $350, to help fund TWCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free, professionally facilitated programs of support, education, and hope for people with cancer, their loved ones and cancer survivors. Since hosting the first event in 1994, The National Exemplar has donated approximately $44,500 to The Wellness Community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our supporters thoroughly enjoy this event every year because of The National Exemplarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great food, service, and atmos-

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supporting one another, TWCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs and resources are available for people with any kind of cancer at any stage (upon diagnosis, during or after treatment, through longterm survivorship, or advanced stages), as well as loved ones and caregivers. There is never a fee to attend or participate, thanks to the generous support of individuals, businesses, foundations, bequests and the profits of Legacies, the fine home furnishings resale shop in Hyde Park Plaza dedicated to providing funding for TWC. In Greater Cincinnati, approximately 150 programs are offered each month across several sites including TWCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lynn Stern Center in Blue Ash and a Northern Kentucky facility in Fort Wright, as well as offsite outreach locations in Avondale, Clifton, downtown and Western Hills. For more information, call 791-4060 or visit www.thewellnesscommunity.org/cincinnati.

Sycamore High School Class of 1969 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is having a â&#x20AC;&#x153;belated 40thâ&#x20AC;? reunion the weekend of May 21. From 5-9 p.m., on Friday, May 21 there will be an all-class reunion at the Peterloon estate in Indian Hill. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, the group will be touring its old high school (now the junior high), followed by an all-day cookout/picnic in the Sycamore Shelter of the Blue Ash Nature Park on Cooper Road (next to the police station). Contact Carol Wuenker-Hesterberg at 793-2165 or E-mail her at: chesterberg@cinci.rr.com to RSVP or for more information. Additional weekend events are pending. Residents of Sayler Park before 1980 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are invited to the Sayler Park Reunion from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (or until the street lights come on), Saturday, May 29, at Leeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Shelter in Fernbank Park (old River Park). Rain date is June 5. Attendees should bring their own food for their families along with chairs, ice, coolers, games, cornhole boards, horseshoes, etc. Attendees are also asked to bring any old photos they have. Call Kim Jacobs Harmeyer at 347-6105, or Al Richardson at 378-2454 with questions.

Glen Este High School Class of 1970 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is having its 40th reunion from 711 p.m., Friday, June 11, at Receptions Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate Blvd. Cost is $50 and includes dinner buffet and DJ. Contact Bruce Griffis at 943-9330, or bgriffis@cinci.rr.com. New Richmond High School Alumni Class â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is having a reunion for classes 1931 through 1965, 69:30 p.m., Saturday June 19, at Locust Corner Elementary Auditorium. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reunion is hosted by the class of 1960, which is celebrating its 50th year. Call Jerry Edwards At 513-553-4664. Princeton High School Class of 1970 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will have its 40th reunion on June 25 and 26. A buffet is planned for 7-11 p.m. Friday, June 25, at Raffelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Banquet Hall in Evendale. The class will also meet from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at Sharon Woods, on Saturday, June 26, at Cardinal Crest camp site for a cookout. All classmates should contact Jim Young at jyoung4256@yahoo.com or Janice (Renner) Wilkins at janicewilkins51@netzero.com. Madeira High School Class of 1964 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is conducting its 35th reunion on June 25 and 26. Members of the

classes of 1963 and 1965 are also invited. For more information, contact larrytuttle@gmail.com, or go to www.madeira1964.com. Madeira High School Class of 1975 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is having its 35th reunion on June 25 and 26. Contact Brad or Cathy Frye at 561-7045 or gallofrye@cinci.rr.com, Tricia Smith Niehaus at 769-5337 or suah@fuse.net or Ed Klein at EKlein5@aol.com for more information. Milford Class of 1970 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; reunion is Saturday, July 17. The class is still looking for some classmates. Contact Gary Landis at garyndale71@fuse.net or 8314722. Talawanda High School classes of 1964 and 1965 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are having a 45th reunion for 1965 and 46th reunion for 1964, July 23, 24 and 25, in Oxford. Contact Alice Anderson Wedding at aj2mydad@yahoo.com, on facebook.com, or at 831-0336. Anyone is welcome to help plan. Deluxe Check Printers employees â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are having a reunion July 24. Email deluxe2010reunion@ yahoo.com for more information, or call Rodney Lee at 205-1136.

YMCA offers water safety lessons The Blue Ash YMCA will kick off the summer with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Splash!â&#x20AC;? free water safety lessons for kids ages 5 to 11 and their parents. The halfhour lessons will be scheduled June 1 to June 4 between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Splash!â&#x20AC;? lessons will focus on backyard and community pool, boating and beach safety. They will be taught by YMCA certified aquatic instructors. Some of what the free sessions will offer will be information for parents on accident prevention, recog-

nizing danger, and what to do if an accident should occur. Children will receive introductory swim lessons, getting them comfortable around water, and learn about playing safe around pools. They will also receive the same swim tests that the YMCA requires of its members that determine a safe water depth for children to swim. With 14 membership branches and close to 40 pools, the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati serves more swimmers than any other

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Torah Factory at Blue Ash Kroger

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ancient art of biblical calligraphy and scroll making to life. ”The Torah used today in the synagogue is written exactly the same way the Torah was written the very first time by Moses 3,300 years ago,” said Rabbi Berel Cohen, director of youth and family programming at Chabad Jewish Center. “This is a great way to prepare for the Shavuot holiday and appreciate our link in our ancient history through exploring how a Torah scroll is made.” An authentic Torah scroll is a mind-boggling masterpiece of labor and skill. Comprising between 62 and 84 sheets of parchment – cured, tanned, scraped and prepared according to exacting Torah law specifications – and containing exactly 304,805 letters, the resulting handwritten scroll takes many months to complete. An expert scribe carefully inks each letter with a feather quill, under intricate calligraphic guidelines. The sheets of parchment are then sewn together with

Children sand the hide to create parchment. sinews to form one long scroll. While most Torah scrolls stand around two feet in height and weigh 2025 pounds, some are huge and quite heavy, while others are doll-sized and lightweight. At the Torah Factory, participants will explore the basic elements of producing parchment, making scribe’s ink, and fashioning quills. They will then have the

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thrill of writing the ancient Hebrew letters with quills, on the hand-made parchment, to create one-of-akind souvenirs. The Torah Factory will be held Sunday, May 16, at the Blue Ash Kroger, 4100 Hunt Road, with presentations beginning at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The workshop is free of charge and open to the entire community.

Climb Mount Sinai at Chabad Jewish Center Wednesday, May 19, commemorates the holiday of Shavuot, the day the Jews received the Ten Commandments (Torah) with the revelation on Mount Sinai. In celebration, Chabad Jewish Center will be hosting an unsurpassed Shavuot party complete with a 25foot rock wall. Adults will enjoy a scrumptious dairy social while children of all ages can re-enact Moses’ ascent up Mount Sinai to receive the Torah.

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The reading of the Ten Commandments and an ice cream bar will cap the festivities. Shavuot is a time for children to celebrate. Our Sages share with us a conversation that occurred between God and the Jewish people as a prerequisite to receiving the Ten Commandments. In this conversation, God asked the Jewish people to name their guarantors. The Jewish people offered the heavens and the earth. God wanted better. The

Jewish people offered the merit of the forefathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. God still was not satisfied, and asked again, who will be your guarantors? Finally the Jewish people presented all their future generations of children. With this, G-d was satisfied, and agreed to accept the children as guarantors for the Torah. “Our children are the key to the survival of our people,” said Rabbi Berel Cohen, director of youth and family programming at Chabad Jewish Center. “Shavuot is a wonderful opportunity to instill within children a pride in being Jewish, and a connection to the previous generations, as well as creating a sense of purpose and contribution to the world; to actualize the Divine potential for goodness imbued by the Creator within each and every one of us.” The Shavuot Rock-Wall and Ice Cream Party will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at the Chabad Jewish Center, 3977 Hunt Road, Blue Ash. The Party is free of charge, compliments of Chabad Jewish Center and co-sponsored by Paul and Barbara Goldstone. Additional sponsorship opportunities for this and other events are still available. For more information on the ice cream party and dairy social, call 793-5200, e-mail RabbiCohen@ ChabadBA.com or visit www.ChabadBA.com.

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The church is hosting Urban Ministry Training from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 22, in the Family Room of the chapel. For all those who are interested in improving their help of residents in the urban areas of Cincinnati and beyond, Kim Sieberling will share unique experiences and materials to equip us to be better ministers. Sieberling has served as an urban special-needs school teacher and pastor of Elberon United Methodist Church in Price Hill, and serves as a United Methodist Church district leader in this area and in congregational development. From lunch with drug dealers to prayer with the homeless her experiences can train and inspire. Lunch and materials will be provided, suggest $10 donation as able. Contact Armstrong at 5614220 for reservations. At Armstrong Chapel, more than 60 voices from Armstrong’s Chancel Choir and the Cathedral Choir of Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church will join with the Cincinnati Brass Band at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, May 30, for a Memorial Sunday performance of patriotic and inspirational music. The event is free and open to the public. No reservations needed. The chapel is at 5125 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 561-4220.

Ascension Lutheran Church

The women of Ascension gather every Monday morning at 10 a.m. for the Women’s Bible Study. Babysitting is provided. Weavings, a spiritual formation group focusing on themes such as forgiveness, stillness, envy and prayer, will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 18. Guests are welcome. The women’s Wheel of Friendship is collecting lemonade, coffee and tea for N.E.E.D.S. (North East Emergency Distribution Services). The Confirmation Youth are canoeing together Sunday, May 16, following the Worship Service. Worship services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288, www.ascensionlutheranchurch.com.

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Blue Ash Presbyterian Church

The church will host its annual indoor Yard Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15. The Half Price Sale will be 12:45 p.m. Saturday, May 15. The church is at 4309 Cooper Road, Blue Ash; 791-1153.

Brecon United Methodist Church

Sunday Worship Services are 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All visitors are welcome. The church is at 7388 East Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

and 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 26-30. Registration is now open. Children’s weekday groups meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with lunch and an afternoon session available on Tuesday. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families. Reservations can be made by calling the church. The church is located at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142; www.cos-umc.org.

Gate of Heaven Cemetery

The cemetery is hosting the annual Memorial Day Field Mass at 11 a.m. Monday, May 31. The celebrant this year is Father David Sunberg of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. (Mass will be moved to Good Shepherd Parish in the event of inclement weather.) The cemetery office will be open extended hours on Saturday and Monday to assist visitors. These hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cemetery is at 11000 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 4890300.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The church is hosting Scrapbooking from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nearly every third Monday. Free child care is provided. You must register by 5

AMERICAN BAPTIST Dianne Steelman, Pastor 4808 Eastern Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45208 513-871-2954 www.Iinwoodbaptist.org

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Ruth Circle will meet Thursday, May 13, to volunteer at Matthew 25 Ministries. Carpool from church at 9:30 a.m. Lunch following. Call the church for details. Wednesday Worship is at 7:30 p.m. June 2 through Aug. 18. Senior Bridge Group meets at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25. Call the church for details. Senior Men meet at 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday for lunch and fellowship. Summer Vacation Bible School will be from 9 a.m. to noon June 21-25;

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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 www.hydeparkbaptistchurch.org

ROMAN CATHOLIC OUR LADY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT CENTER

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

5440 Moeller Ave., Norwood 513-351-9800

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

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Kenwood Fellowship Church

The church has a new contemporary worship service from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. The services will feature contemporary worship

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The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Divine Providence Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The church is located at 9035 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 4899572.

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St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

The church is continuing the series “Meeting Jesus Along the Way.” On Sunday, May 9, the sermon “Meeting the Child in All of Us along the Way!” will be based on the scripture reading Matthew 19:13-15. St. Paul Church services are 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. for Traditional Worship and 9:30 a.m. for Contemporary Worship with Praise Band. Sunday School and childcare is provided for services. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181; www.stpaulcommunityumc.org.

Church of God

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

UNITED METHODIST

ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH & ST. THOMAS NURSERY SCHOOL

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052 www.stthomasepiscopal.org Sunday 7:45am Rite I Eucharist 9:00am Rite 2 Eucharist For All People 11:15am Rite 2 Choral Eucharist Childcare Provided for all Eucharists

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Women of Hartzell United Methodist Church will be hosting a Rummage Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 8. It will include bargains as well as homemade bakery items. Hartzell’s United Methodist Women invite everyone to their annual May Salad Bar and Craft Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 12. The Salad Bar Luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 891-8527. Sunday Worship Services are 9 and 10:30 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s School is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. Youth Groups, Bible Studies weekly; Childcare and Transportation provided. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

Terri Ratliff of Fairborn & Robert Tumser of Cherry Grove were married on 3-8-10 on the Gulf of Mexico in Ft. Meyers Beach FL. Robert is President of Cincinnati Laundry Equipment & Terri is an associate with Comprehensive Cardiology Consultants. The couple reside in Lake Hills Estates in White Oak.

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

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

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

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

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

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HARTZELL UMC

8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527

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(off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.)

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

Cincinnati Country Day School 272-5800 www.horizoncc.com

INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894

NON-DENOMINATIONAL FAITH CHRISTIAN

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

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Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr. Minister

www.cfcfc.org Sun. Worship 10am Wed. Worship & Bible Study Service 7pm Sunday School - All Ages 9-10:00am New National Seminary Emerging www.Kingswellseminary.org

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

Jeff Hill • Minister

www.connectionscc.org Worship Service 10:30am Sunday School 9:15 am

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Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 www.indianhillchurch.org Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am Sunday School 10:30am Youth 7 & 8th grade 9:15am Youth 9 & 12th grade 11:45am Phone 561-6805 Fax 561-0894

UNITED METHODIST

7515 Forest Rd.at Beechmont Ave 231-4172

8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org "Because He Lives: Purpose"

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music in a relaxed atmosphere with biblical teaching that will resonate with the fast-paced lifestyles that many of us find ourselves in today. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.

Church of God of Prophecy

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

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NorthStar Vineyard

Community Church

Sunday 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Loveland High School, off of Rich Rd. 683-1556 www.northstarvineyard.org

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All Saints Catholic Church

The church is hosting an Easter Season Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday May 14. The church is at 8939 Montgomery Road, Kenwood; 791-6351.

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Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

vineyard eastgate community church

Located @ 1005 Old S.R. 74 (@ Tealtown Rd. in Eastgate) Sunday Services 9:00, 10:15 & 11:45 AM

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Sunday Worship 8am & 9:30am www.IndianHillChurch.org

6365 Corbly Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 513-231-3946 www.mtwashumc.org

LUTHERAN ASCENSION LUTHERAN CHURCH

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

Good Shepherd (ELCA)

10:45 am Sunday Worship 9:30 am Adult & 10:45 am Children Sunday School All Are Welcome Nursery Care Available Handicapped Accessible

513.891.1700

(across from Kenwood Towne Centre)

Saturday night at 5:00 and Sunday morning at 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11am

Pastors: Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jesse Abbott

MADEIRA SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH www.madeirachurch.org 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:00 am

Church School for Everyone 10:10 am

Traditional Worship 11:15 am Child Care available at all times

Building Homes Relationships & Families

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7701 Kenwood Rd.

PRESBYTERIAN

Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST HERITAGE UNIVERSALIST UNITARIAN CHURCH

2710 Newtown Rd. 231-8634 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m.

Sunday School classes and nursery care for children and youth

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of raised beds over inground gardens are: • The soil warms up faster in the spring and stays warm longer in the fall, thus lengthening your growing season. • You can fill your bed with a great balanced soil mixture to ensure high production from your choice of veggies. • Greater moisture retention is a major plus, and planting can be dense. • The walls of your raised bed prevent both the washing away of seeds and the invasion by unwanted nearby weeds.

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No initiation fee at Kenwood Club Nestled behind busy Montgomery and Hosbrook roads is the Kenwood Swim and Tennis Club at 7101 Lynnfield Court. The club is offering a special deal for the first 25 members this summer – no initiation fee. That’s a savings of more than $1,000. The club features a reno-

vated pool with two lap lanes, a baby pool and five tennis courts. There are grills and two shelters for barbecues and parties. Play basketball, cornhole, shuffle board, badminton or volleyball. The swim and dive team is a member of the Private Pool Swim League and will

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Experience Chabad Hebrew School firsthand Chabad Hebrew School will be hosting an open house Sunday, May 16, for parents and children in the Jewish community who would like to get a firsthand glimpse of what a day at Chabad Hebrew School is like. Chabad Hebrew School has made a name for itself in Cincinnati in the past 19 years. With a curriculum that is fun and diverse, covering a wide range of Jewish traditions, heritage, and history, the dynamic program excites children while offering practical relevance to today’s day and age. The teachers bring Jewish traditions to life and share their own love and passion for Judaism, so that students don’t just love to learn about Judaism – they learn to love Judaism. “This is our third year here at Chabad Hebrew School, and it is the third year I have gone without my child saying, ‘Do we have to go, it’s boring, just one time can I skip,’” said Cindy Reichman, CHS mom. Added Dr. Aaron Fritzhand, “Once being a kid myself, I wish I had a Hebrew school program like this. No matter if you were raised Reform, Conservative

or Orthodox we are all one family here at Chabad.” This is precisely what makes Chabad Hebrew School unique. It is a program that instills Jewish pride and creates spiritual connections that last a lifetime, where children don’t want to miss a day. Where students enter with a smile and leave humming a Hebrew song. A school where the halls are filled with the sounds of lively discussion, singing, prayer and laughter. Imagine a place where one can tangibly feel the warmth and spirit of Judaism. Hebrew Reading has become popular part of the day at CHS. The Hebrew reading curriculum is based on the internationally acclaimed Aleph Champ Reading Program, a motivational system that been proven to be the most effective method of teaching Hebrew reading and writing to children. Said one CHS parent, “The Aleph Champ program is fabulous! Its ability to let my daughter learn at her own pace – however fast or slow that may be in a given week – is exactly the type of learning environment she needs. Her experience at CHS has been invaluable,

and she will carry those benefits with her for the rest of her life.” “Our goal extends beyond the basic skills and knowledge students need in preparation for their Bar or Bat Mitzvahs,” said Rabbi Berel Cohen, principal. “We create a solid foundation of love for Jewish living and learning that will serve our students for the rest of their lives. And not only is it affordable, it’s one of the safest investments you can make in today’s economy.” Chabad Hebrew School requires no membership fees or dues, only an affordable tuition for the year. The friendly and inclusive policy means every Jewish child is welcome, regardless of affiliation, religious observance, prior knowledge or current financial capability (ability to pay). They also offer early bird discounts, additional child discounts, and refer a friend discounts to create more opportunities for families to save. This year the school is once again offering halfprice special for students ages 3-5. For more information about the open house, contact Rabbi Berel Cohen at 793-5200 or RabbiCohen@ ChabadBA.com.

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Arrests/citations

Juvenile female, 14, disorderly conduct at 5633 Viewpoint Drive, April 14. Juvenile female, 16, disorderly conduct at 5633 Viewpoint Drive, April 17. Charles King, 54, 4200 Plainville Road, assault at 7337 U.S. 50, April 17. Karolyn Burnam, 33, 890 E. Columbia, theft at 5385 Ridge, April 23. Michael Earthman, 31, 2711 Galene, assault at 5410 Ridge Road, April 20. Christopher Bankhead, 19, 5303 Charlene, drug paraphernalia, drug possession, at 5603 Viewpoint Drive, April 19. Kenneth Payne, 19, 5313 Charlene, drug paraphernalia at 5603 Viewpoint Drive, April 19.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Garage entered and concrete saw and laser of unknown value remove at 7415 Elm, April 19.

Burglary

Residence entered and TV of unknown value removed at 5633 Viewpointe, April 25.

Criminal damaging

Reported at 5301 Ridge Road, April 24. Vehicle window damaged and cell phone and Bluetooth of unknown value removed at 5400 Kennedy Ave., April 13.

DEER PARK

Arrests/citations

Brian Findley, 25, 7451 Dog Trot, assault, criminal damaging and vandalism at 7900 Blue Ash Road, May 1. Ellen Dockery Fairley, 35, 1785 St. Rt. 28, Goshen, disorderly conduct while intoxicated and drug abuse at 8112 Blue Ash Road, May 4. Oscar G. Duenas, 36, 7415 Montgomery Road, no driver’s license, May 4. Jonathan Schmidt, 23, 4332 Oakwood Ave., criminal damaging, April 27.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging

Reported at 4332 Oakwood Ave., April 27.

Criminal trespass

Reported at 3889 E. Galbraith Road, April 28.

Vehicle window damaged at 5979 Wind St., April 28.

Menacing

Tools of unknown value removed at 8314 Wooster Road, April 27.

Missing person

Theft

Reported at 4332 Oakwood Ave., April 27. Reported at 3875 E. Galbraith Road,

On the Web

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April 28.

Obstructing official business

Reported at 7916 Blue Ash Road, May 3.

Theft

Cell phone stolen at 8351 Plainfield Road, April 30. Wallet stolen from vehicle at 3950 St. Johns Terrace, April 29. Attempt to steal a car stereo at 4385 Oakwood Ave., April 29. Food items stolen from Deer Park Deli at 7916 Blue Ash Road, April 17.

MADEIRA

Arrests/citations

Stanley Ruff, 44, 3817 Zinsle, attempted theft, criminal trespass, obstructing official business, April 11. James A. Kellner, 56, 6654 Apache Circle, drug abuse, April 12.

Incidents/investigations Theft

Three checks taken from St. Gertrude at Miami Avenue, April 21.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

David Werner, 29, 956 Dominion Court, disorderly conduct at 7875 Montgomery Road, April 22. Rheajaunia Kennedy-Gregy, 32, 205 Mt. Mitchell Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, April 12. Tara Tate, 31, 3652 Woodford Road, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, April 12. Juvenile female, 15, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, April 12. Juvenile Female, 17, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, April 12. Jennifer Shepherd, 30, 1380 Eighth St., theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, April 14. Stephen Bengal, 30, 4215 North Ave., drug paraphernalia, drug possession at Blue Ash Road and Plainfield, April 16.

REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP

3905 Miami Run: Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Tr to Papania Jason; $185,000. 6626 Stewart Road: Statzer Steve B. to Schumacher Steve; $108,000.

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3755 Macnicholas Ave.: Billings Rhett B. & Pamela K. Townsend to Wells Fargo Bank N.A.; $126,200. 3759 St Johns Terrace: Hirsch Lois A. to Copenhaver Erica; $79,000. 4163 Oleary Ave.: Hughes Deborah R. & Carolyn F. Marchese to Meyer Kimberly A.; $82,000. 4224 Schenck Ave.: Burress Stephanie to U.S. Bank National; $80,000.

MADEIRA

6475 Shawnee Run Road: National City Bank to Jhm Investment

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Compare home sales on your block, on your street and in your neighborhood at: Cincinnati.com/columbiatownship Cincinnati.com/deerpark Cincinnati.com/madeira Cincinnati.com/silverton Cincinnati.com/sycamoretownship Holdings L.; $162,000. 7233 Rita Lane: Gliha Julia J. & Robert L. Dessecker to Davis Marcella A.; $205,000. 7281 Jethve Lane: Purdy Margaret Helen to Michele Stanley Homes LLC; $112,500. 7301 Mingo Lane: Adler Thomas C. & Diane Perry-Adler to Jhm Investment Holdings; $115,000. 8213 Indian Trail Drive: Dougherty Edward J. Jr. & Maureen T. to

IN THE SERVICE Bridges in Navy

Navy Seaman Apprentice Brian R. Bridges, son of Laura M. Andrews of Maderia, and Jerome R. Bridges of Anchorage, Alaska, completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Bridges completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on

naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations.” This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. “Battle Stations” is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of

FIRE/EMS CALLS Sycamore Township fire/EMS calls from April 4 to April 17: April 4, Columbia, structure fire April 5, Mantell, medical emergency April 5, Montgomery, medical emergency April 5, Plainfield, medical emergency April 5, Dearwester, fall April 5, Sycamore, fall April 5, Buckland, medical emergency April 6, Montgomery, fall April 6, Reed Hartman, medical emergency April 6, Marlette, medical emergency April 6, Owlwoods, overheated vehicle April 6, Kenwood, alarm activation April 6, Miami Hills, medical emergency April 6, Sycamore, medical emergency April 6, Montgomery, medical emergency April 6, Plainfield, medical emergency April 6, Montgomery, medical emergency April 7, Blue Ash, no patient contact April 7, Galbraith, medical emergency April 7, Galbraith, medical emergency April 7, Montgomery, medical emergency April 7, Kemper, medical emergency April 7, Mariner Cove, alarm activation April 8, Kemper @ Montgomery, motor vehicle accident

April 8, Ponds, fall April 8, Goldcoast, gas leak April 9, Reed Hartman, fall April 9, Donegal, medical emergency April 9, Montgomery, fall April 9, Montgomery, dog bite April 9, Glenover, lift assist April 9, Galbraith, medical emergency April 9, Dearwester, fall April 9, Montgomery, alarm activation April 9, Governor’s Hill,, false alarm April 9, Dearwester, medical emergency April 9, Trebor, fall April 9, Pine, medical emergency April 9, Kugler Mill, medical emergency April 10, Lake Thames, medical emergency April 10, Cornell, medical emergency April 10, Reed Hartman, fall April 10, First, medical emergency April 10, Kugler Mill, medical emergency April 10, Governor’s Hill, false alarm April 11, Third, open burn April 11, Queens, lift assist April 11, Shadetree, fall April 11, Shadetree, medical emergency April 12, Village Woods, alarm activation April 12, Wexford, lift assist April 12, Galbraith, fall

Shinn Christopher H.; $315,000.

SILVERTON

4137 North Ave.: Pohlman Bernard W. to Pohlman Steve; $62,000.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP 11394 Marlette Drive: Morgan Nancy L. to Stewart Mark G.; $212,000. 4698 Largo Drive: Sadler Todd J. & Wendy F. to Federal Home Loan

April Tuttle, 32, 262 Worth Ave., possession of drug abuse instruments at Wicklow Avenue, April 17. Bridget Weigel, 18, 1431 West Ave., theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, April 25. Graham Korte, 19, 5905 Red Bank Road, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, April 25. Juvenile Female, 12, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, April 25. Ciarra Asbury, 16, 5920 Madison Road, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, April 25. Christopher Smith, 33, 4039 Rose Hill, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, April 22. Heather Hayden, 30, 1120 Crisfield Drive, complicity at 7913 Montgomery Road, April 22. Nina Arbino, 21, 3763 St. John’s Terrace, theft at 3763 St. John’s Terrace, April 22. Giavonna Signong, 24, 309 Oak St., theft at 7875 US 22, April 22. Donald Holland, 20, 8567 Plainfield Road, domestic violence at 8567 Plainfield Road, April 19. Letoria Carter, 25, 2414 Queen City Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, April 18. Takiyah Cook, 25, 2642 Harrison Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, April 16.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Victim struck at 8109 Reading Road, April 21.

Criminal damaging

Rock thrown through window of business at 12120 Ellington Court, April 28. Glass window damaged at 8250 Cornell Road, April 20.

Gross sexual imposition

Female victim reported at Donna and Longford, April 21.

Theft

Baseball cards valued at $565

Mortgag; $104,000. 6012 Bayberry Drive: Latimer Horace W. Jr. Tr & Jean H. Tr to Carroll Robert P.; $300,000. 7236 Garden Road: Radigan Sara B. to Smith Joshua Logan; $145,000. 7811 Concord Hills Place: Simonton Katherine Co-Tr& Robert Raymond Burke Co-T to Dehne Adam C.; $240,000. 8124 School Road: Schafer Chad A. & Jessica J. to Wesson Charles D.; $172,000. 8580 Wicklow Ave.: Nationstar Mortgage LLC to Rissover Susan; $58,100.

Police reports are gathered from reports on file with local police departments. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. Juveniles, those 17 and younger, are listed by age and gender. To contact your local police department: • Columbia Township: Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Simon L. Leis, sheriff; Sgt. Peter Enderle. Call 6833444. • Deer Park: Michael Schlie, chief. Call 791-8056. • Madeira: Frank Maupin, chief. Call 272-4214. • Sycamore Township, 792-7254. removed at 9001 Montgomery road, April 23. $10 removed at 8459 Vorhees Lane, April 27. Cell phone of unknown value removed at 4777 E. Galbraith Road, April 21. Checkbook removed and checks used without consent at 4760 E. Galbraith, April 26. Robe valued at $60 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, April 25. $300 in cash removed from wallet at 5901 E. Galbraith Road, April 16. Laptop valued at $540 removed at 7227 Chetbert Drive, April 16. Unknown amount of currency removed at 4580 E. Galbraith Road, April 17.

sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of honor, courage and commit-

Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140 Send a S.A.S.E. for photo return. E-mail suburban@ communitypress.com with “In the service” in the subject line, or fax items to 248-1938. Questions? Call 248-8600. ment. Its distinctly ‘’Navy’’ flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor. Bridges is a 2005 graduate of East Anchorage High School.

About Fire, EMS reports

The Community Press obtains fire and emergency medical dispatches from the Sycamore Township Fire EMS Department, 489-1212 (North Station) and 792-8565 (South station). April 12, Kugler Mill, medical emergency April 12, Reading, medical emergency April 12, Styrax, good intent April 12, Second, medical emergency April 12, Montgomery, medical emergency April 12, Fourth, medical emergency April 12, Sixth, medical emergency April 13, Chester, overheated motor April 13, Kemper, mulch fire April 13, Montgomery, medical emergency April 13, Montgomery, medical emergency April 13, Montgomery, motor vehicle accident April 13, Williams, medical emergency April 13, Galbraith, medical emergency April 13, Raiders Run, medical emergency April 13, Wicklow, fall April 13, Wexford, medical emergency April 13, Second, medical emergency April 14, York, good intent April 14, Galbraith, medical emergency

April 14, Galbraith, medical emergency April 14, Sturbridge, medical emergency April 14, Montgomery, medical emergency April 14, Darnell, medical emergency April 14, Trowbridge, intoxicated person April 15, Thornton, structure fire April 15, Hillsmith, smoke screw April 15, Larchview, medical emergency April 15, Darnell, motor vehicle accident April 15, Galbraith, medical emergency April 15, Kemper, fall April 16, Dearwester, fall April 16, Montgomery, fall April 16, Galbraith, fall April 16, Silverton, medical emergency April 16, Reading, intoxicated person April 17, Reed Hartman, medical emergency April 17, Grooms, medical emergency April 17, School, medical emergency April 17, Marlette, medical emergency

LIFE

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Helen B. Kopp

Helen B. (nee Barnes) Kopp, 88, of Kenwood died April 27. Survived by nephew, Keith Grigson. Preceded in death by husband, William G. “Bill” Kopp; son, William J. “Billy” Kopp; and niece, Vicki Flaugher. Services were May 3 at St. Vincent Ferrer Church, Kenwood. Memorials to: Charity of donor’s choice.

Frieda M. Pumple

Frieda M. (nee Martini) Pumple, 93, of Madeira died April 25. She was a member of Sycamore Senior Center, past member of Madeira Woman’s Club and retired from Madeira Kroger as a cashier for 20 years. Survived by two daughters and one son; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Matthew S. Pumple. Services were April 30 at Justin Thomas Funeral Home. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 452633597.

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Cincinnati Park Board – is partnering with Disney to provide service projects to the community. Disney is promoting community service in 2010. Volunteering in a park for a day will earn volunteers a one-day pass to Disney World or Disneyland. Visit www.disneyparks.com to register for the “Give a Day Get a Disney Day” program by searching on the Web site for Cincinnati Parks. Sign up for an opportunity and serve six hours in a neighborhood park, nature center of greenspace. Then, give a day of service to Cincinnati Parks by volunteering for one of the approved opportunities. Up to eight passes will be given per family, an $80 value per person. Ticket must be used by Dec. 15. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or e-mail volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.o rg, or visit www.cincinnatizoo.org. Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays. For a complete list visit www.grailville.org or call 6832340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Call 324-2873 or e-mail schoolgarden@fuse.net, or visit www.grannysgardenschool.com. GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden

May 12, 2010 retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-9812251 and leave your name and phone. Visit www.ggrand.org. Email www.cincygrrand@yahoo.com. League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter, needs volunteers 16 and older to help socialize cats and 18 and older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum – has a new horticulture volunteer program. Volunteer opportunities include working side by side Spring Grove’s nationallyrenowned horticulture team at this National Historic Landmark. Groups of volunteers will be developed to help in the following areas: Keeping the front entrance area looking spectacular, controlling invasive species, taking care of the tree and shrub collection. They are also looking for a volunteer, or volunteers, to help with the hybrid tea roses. New volunteers join the volunteer docents who are ambassadors for the cemetery and arboretum. Information sessions, conducted the last Saturday and first Wednesday of each month, will explain the volunteer opportunities. Sessions are at 10 a.m. in the Historic Office, just inside the main entrance to the cemetery. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Whitney Huang, Spring Grove horticulturist at 853-6866. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit www.tristatecart.com for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373. Winton Woods Riding Center – is in need of volunteers to assist with the Special Riders Program, which provides training and competition opportunities for children and adults with disabilities, and to help with barn duties, horse shows and a variety of other tasks. No experience is necessary and training is provided. Interested individuals ages 14 and older are invited to contact the Winton Woods Riding Center at 931-3057, or at wwrc@greatparks.org.

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Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools.

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Volunteer opportunities Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, jdressing@lngc.org. Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or e-mail mentor@clermont2020.org for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-thescenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. E-mail schoolgarden@fuse.net or visit www.grannysgardenschool.com. Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development – Volunteers are needed for Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes and English to Speakers of Other Language classes. There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. Call 612-5830. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 5420195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have oneon-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at burnett.gina@wintonwoods.org or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals

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who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit www.myy.org. YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or e-mail melittasmi@countrysideymca.org.

TENNESSEE 1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987. www.firesidechalets.com

A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. smokymtncrossrdrentals.com

Hilton Head Island Vacation Resort. Choose 1 or 2 bdrm condos. Oceanfront, ocean view or near ocean. Great locations & rates. www.hhi-vr.com. 877-807-3828 Hilton Head Island, SC

Visit www.hhisland.info and plan a getaway with Seashore Vacations. Our beach is free. Specials available for golf, tennis, dining, more. Visit our

GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661 www.alpinechaletrentals.com

site or call toll free: 800-845-0077.

HILTON HEAD Sea Pines Upgraded & very nicely appointed 3 BR, 3½ BA townhome on golf course & near beach. Reduced rates. Rented only by the owners. 513-874-5927

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH. Oceanfront condos. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units with pools, spas & tennis. Hi-speed Internet, kiddie waterslide. 800-345-5617 www.oceancreek.net

GATLINBURG. Choose a 2 or 3 BR chalet, conveniently located, richly appointed and meticulously main tained. Pet friendly. 877-215-3335 or visit www.marysescape.com

Norris Lake ∂ Indian River Marina Floating houses, rental houses and pontoon boats. Call for summer specials, 877-302-8987 www.indianrivermarina.net.

several areas of the hospital. Call 865-1164 for information and to receive a volunteer application. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Clermont Recovery Center – Needs volunteers to fill positions on the board of trustees. Clermont County residents interested in the problem of alcohol or drug abuse, especially persons in long-term recovery and their family members, are encouraged to apply. Contact Barbara Adams Marin, CQI manager and communications coordinator, at 735-8123 or, Kim King, administrative assistant at 735-8144. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Anne at 554-6300, or ababcock@destinyhospice.com. Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – is seeking people with an interest in serving terminally ill clients and their families. Volunteers are needed for special projects such as crochet, knitting, making cards and lap robes, as well as making visits to patients. Training is provided to fit volunteers’ schedules. Call Jacqueline at 731-6100, and Shauntay 8315800 for information. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or e-mail ajones@hswo.org. Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 558-1292 or helen.williams@uc.edu. The Jewish Hospital – 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Kenwood, needs adult volunteers to assist at the front window in the pharmacy and also to assist with clerical duties, sorting patient mail, etc. They also need volunteers to assist staff in the family lounge and information desk and a volunteer is also needed in the Cholesterol Center, 3200 Burnet Ave., to perform clerical duties. Shifts are available 9 a.m.7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers receive a free meal ticket for each day he or she volunteers four or more hours, plus free parking. Call 686-5330. The hospital also needs adult volunteers to assist MRI staff and technologists at the reception desk of the Imaging Department in the Medical Office Building, located across from the hospital at 4750 East Galbraith Road. Volunteers are also needed to assist staff in the family lounge and at the information desk in the main hospital. Shifts are available Monday through Friday. Call 686-5330. Mercy Hospital Anderson – Seeks volunteers for the new patient services team, the Patient Partner Program. This team will provide volunteers with the opportunity to interact directly with the patients on a non-clinical level. Volunteers will receive special training in wheelchair safety, infection control, communication skills, etc. The volunteers will assist in the day-today non clinical functions of a nursing unit such as reading or praying with the patient; playing cards or watching TV with the patient; helping the patient select meals; running an errand; cutting the patient’s food. Call the Mercy Hospital Anderson Volunteer Department at 624-4676 to inquire about the Patient Partner Program. Wellness Community – Provides free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Volunteers needed to work at special events, health fairs, bulk mailings and other areas. Visit www.thewellnesscommunity.org and click on “volunteer” to sign up. Call 791-4060, ext. 19.

Miscellaneous

Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati – Seeking volunteer campaign assistant to plan workplace employee giving campaigns and campaign project support volunteers to assist with campaigns. Call 475-0475 or e-mail info@cin-

tishares.org. No experience necessary – Seeking volunteers to help with autism program based on the book “SonRise” by Barry Neil-Kaufman. No experience necessary. Call 2311948. Sayler Park Community Center – is looking for volunteers to help with youth instructional sports and art classes between 2-6 p.m. weekdays. Volunteers need to be at least 18 years of age and a police check is required. Contact 9410102 for more information. SCORE-Counselors to America’s Small Business – A non-profit association seeking experienced business people to counsel others who are or wish to go into business. Call 684-2812 or visit www.scorechapter34.org. Tristate Volunteers – For adults of all ages, supporting some of the best-known events in the area. Call 766-2002, ext. 4485, visit www.tristatevolunteers.org or email info@tristatevolunteers.org. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary– The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary supports the U.S. Coast Guard (MSD Cincinnati) in Homeland Security, marine environmental protection, radio watch standing and Marine events, such as Tall Stacks and the WEBN Fireworks all without pay. They also teach Ohio Boating Safety, boating/seamanship and give free boat safety checks per the Ohio, Kentucky or Indian regulations. To volunteer, call 554-0789 or e-mail grutherford100@hotmail.com. Youth In Planning – Teen volunteers needed for network project to inform communities about public planning. Visit www.OurTownPage.com or e-mail YouthInPlanning@cinci.rr.com.

Seniors

Anderson Senior Center – needs volunteers to teach computer courses in the evening. Computer sessions in basic computer instruction, intermediate computer instruction run once a week for five weeks. Instructors are also needed to teach one time classes of buying on ebay, digital photo, simple excel. The center has a baby grand piano and is in need of someone to play from 10:3011:30 a.m. Call Libby Feck at 474-3100. Clermont Senior Services – invites area residents to get to know seniors in their communities by engaging in the Meals-on-Wheels and Friendly Neighbors/Shoppers programs. Volunteer opportunities are available in the Milford, Loveland, Union and Miami townships, Owensville, and Batavia Township. Call volunteer coordinator Sharon Brumagem at 536-4060. Meals on wheels – Seeks volunteers to deliver meals for Sycamore Senior Center’s program in the Loveland, Blue Ash, Indian Hill, Montgomery, Sycamore Township, Symmes Township and West Chester areas. Call 984-1234 or 686-1013. To volunteer in Mount Washington or Anderson Township, call 474-3100.

Social Services

American Cancer Society – Seeks volunteers for office help, assistance in resale shop, new recruits for the Young Professionals group, Relay For Life team captains, cancer survivors to help with support groups and more. Call 1-888ACS-OHIO. Cincinnati Association for the Blind – Seeks volunteers in all areas, especially drivers available during the day. Weekend and evening hours also available. Call at 4874217. Clovernook Center for the Blind – contact Charlene Raaker, coordinator of volunteer services at 5222661 or craaker@clovernook.org for volunteer opportunities. Council on Child Abuse – Looking for volunteers who care about babies and their families. Volunteers will reinforce positive ways to manage infant crying and distribute information on the dangers of shaking babies. Call 936-8009. The Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Division of the March of Dimes – needs office volunteers. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. MondayFriday, at 10806 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash. Contact Carol Panko at cpanko@marchofdimes.com or call 769-3588. Inter Parish Ministry has a variety of volunteer jobs available – work in the Choice Pantry, help in the office, organize and sort clothing for client families or help with special events. Also needs volunteers to assist with its Elder Ministry program at a local nursing home. Volunteers help residents play bingo on Monday afternoons for about an hour. Contact Connie at 561-3932 or visit www.interparish.org for more information. Lighthouse Youth Services – needs volunteer receptionist/development assistant three to five days a week in the morning. The development assistant will answer phones, greet visitors, manage the front desk, assist with mailings and other responsibilities as requested. Call Tynisha Worthy at 487-7151, e-mail volunteer@lys.org. The office is at 1501 Madison Road, second floor.


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