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Community buys Madeira PD new K9 car

Donations cover cost of new vehicle By Jeanne Houck

MADEIRA — Amigo, the Madeira Police Department’s prize-winning K9, should by month’s end have a new vehicle in which to transport his fine canine self – and handler. It’s all thanks to community members – businesses and individuals – who agreed to ante up the money needed to purchase a new 2012 Dodge Charger for the K9 unit. Madeira Police Chief Frank Maupin said K9 Officer Ed Farris came to him in April for permission to solicit donations for a new K9 car. “The current K9 car, a 2007 Crown Victoria, has over 100,000 miles and is deteriorating rapidly,” Maupin said. “Officer Farris reached out to the community seeking donations. “He approached Jim Beimesche, supervisor of Domino’s Pizza (in Madeira) and he advised that he may be in the position to make a large donation,” Maupin said. Beimesche, of Pierce Township, did. He said he has been active in the Madeira community for 17 years, helping to start the Madeira Patrolman’s Benevolent Association and buy Tasers

for police officers. “I support the K9 unit and definitely didn’t want to lose it,” Beimesche said. Maupin said CARSTAR Collision Care of Madeira included the K9 car in its Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraiser June 9. “As the word got out, residents and business alike sent in donations,” Maupin said. “With the donations we are able to purchase the 2012 Dodge Charger, have the graphics put on and new equipment installed. “This cost the city of Madeira and its residents nothing to replace the old K9 car,” Maupin said. “What I did to acknowledge the major donors was to have their names placed on the rear of the new K9 car.” Maupin said he is grateful, but not surprised, that the community gave the Madeira Police Department the new Dodge Charger. “After 34 years of being here, the residents and business owner have always come through in support of the police officers,” Maupin said. “We appreciate everyone’s support.” Amigo recently took second place in a competition in Kettering involving nearly 30 police dogs from Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. For more about your community, visit

Dirt from ball diamonds 4 and 5 at Chamberlin Park is kicked up by the wind and blows through neighboring streets, causing damage to property and potential health problems. LEAH FIGHTMASTER/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Drifting dirt drives discussion of new machine By Leah Fightmaster

Deer Park baseball fields are at the root of a dirty problem for some of their bordering streets. Ron Wolf, a resident of St. John's Terrace, said the amount of dirt and dust that comes off the baseball diamonds at Chamberlin Park, 7640 Plainfield Road, is "unacceptable." When maintenance workers clear the dirt on the fields by pulling a mat drag across the field, which kicks up the dry dirt and allows the wind to catch it. Wolfe said that not only

does the dust that blows onto his bordering street damage his property, but it also can cause health problems for people who breathe it in. Workers and residents who breathe in the dirt can develop breathing problems, and Wolf said many children play outside while the wind and dust is blowing around the neighborhood. He suggested searching for alternative methods for clearing the dirt on the field, such as a machine that uses a blade to cut into the dirt, allowing the field to drain deeper and reduce the amount of fine dust to

By Leah Fightmaster

MAPPING OUT FRIENDSHIP A5 Madeira High School students came to the St. Gertrude campus to repaint the United States map.


CHANGE OF PLANS The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Division II girls basketball player of the year, Nicole Bell, has changed her college destination. See Sports, A5

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Sycamore Township festival prepares for 20th birthday

The community has rallied around Madeira police K9 Officer Ed Farris and his dog, Amigo, and bought them a 2012 Dodge Charger. Neither the old nor the new K9 car is pictured here. PROVIDED

blow around. "There are products and procedures to correct problem, which should be sought out and supplied," Wolf said. Councilwoman Chris Hedger said her husband, Ray, approached the park board with some suggestions for equipment, and Councilman John Donnellon, who is city council's representative to the board, said it is already looking into prices for a piece of equipment to remedy the problem.

Sycamore Township is celebrating a milestone of sorts this year. The township’s annual festival is officially 20 years old, and will celebrate with its usual features. The festival is 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14, at Bechtold Park, 4312 Sycamore Road. Local restaurants, such as Maggiano’s Little Italy, El Pueblo Restaurant and Pit-toPlate BBQ and Saloon, will be selling food, beer booths for the over-21 crowd, kids’ games and rides, said Mike McKeown,

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lows unlimited rides all day for one price. McKeown said the bracelets are popular with parents and kids, as well as the musical acts lined up each year for some audio entertainment. This year’s musical line up features Hott Stuff, BlueStone Ivory and The Rusty Griswolds on Friday, while Acoustic Edge, DV8 and The Guess Who will perform Saturday. McKeown said he thinks The Guess Who will bring a lot of people to the festival this year.There is no gambling allowed at the festival. “We’ve become a pretty big See FESTIVAL, Page A2

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Murray Road patrols to increase By Rob Dowdy

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south side in Mariemont and the north side in Columbia Township. Mariemont made the change to stop drivers from using Settle Road to get to Plainville Road and destinations in Montgomery and Indian when Wooster Pike traffic volume is heavy, typically 4-7 p.m. Mariemont Councilman and Safety Committee Chairman Dennis Wolter had said, "Our thinking is that one-way westbound would make it more tedious and hopefully motivate people to stay on (Wooster) Pike."

By Leah Fightmaster

Residents are on the lookout for a man who allegedly attempted to abduct a young girl near Amity Elementary. Deer Park’s police report for May says that a man in an “older, rusty red colored car” with mud and dents on it pulled up to the 11-year-old girl behind Amity Elementary on Linden Avenue and said, “Come here little girl, I’m going to take you home with me.” The girl ran to a neighbor’s house whom she trusted, and the neighbor drove her home. Proctor spoke to her the next day, when she relayed the events of the encounter to him.


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Proctor’s report describes the man, obtained from the girl, as about 23years-old, long brown or black hair and had multiple tattoos. The information was posted on the Deer Park Police Department’s Facebook page. Since the incident May 1, Proctor said no one has reported seeing a man fitting the description, and no other similar incidents were reported. He added that the department increased patrols around the schools, and school officials were also out monitoring. For more about your community, visit DeerPark.

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District reviews state curriculum changes

The Indian Hill Exempted Village School District is gearing up for state-mandated changes in several content areas starting in 2014-2015. Content standards in mathematics, English language arts, science and social studies will change with likely adjustments in the way the curriculum is taught as well as in how it

is assessed via testing. A lot of these changes focus on preparing students for college and the workforce. According to Assistant Superintendent Mark Ault many of the “Common Core Standards” in various content areas have already been adopted nationally with 46 states using these curriculum standards. During the June school board meeting, Ault dis-

Gorman Farm appoints next executive director By Leah Fightmaster

Evendale’s Gorman Heritage Farm has named its newest leader. Christine Schuermann of Kenwood was announced as the next executive director for the farm, 10052 Reading Road. Succeeding current Executive Director Sandra Murphy, Schuermann began work at the farm June 3. The current executive director of Birthright of Greater Cincinnati, Schuermann is a former elementary school teacher and tutor for Centerville City Schools in Centerville, and a tutor and enrichment program specialist at Odyssey Learning Center in Cincinnati, Marketing and Events Manager Vicki Foster said.

Schuermann said the heritage and history of the farm attracted her to the job, calling the urban-set farm “a gem of a place.” She added that she is looking forward to working with children at the farm, because she is a teacher by trade. “I’m looking forward to getting back into the classroom in a different way,” she said. One of the projects she hopes to implement at Gorman Farm is a program to bring inner-city students to the farm on a more regular basis. She ad “I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know a lot about farming,” she said. “But I have started reading books about sustainable farming and the concept that kids don’t know where their food comes from.”

McFarlan Ault cussed some of the potential changes, specifically in the area of English language arts. “We have time to get the curriculum implemented before the new as-

sessments hit,” he said. As part of these changes, Ault said reading and writing will be part of a single English language arts assessment. He said a major focus will be on literacy and “building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction.” State testing in the various content areas will also be online, a change which Ault said could be very beneficial.

board as the changes are implemented. “A curriculum without teacher ‘buy in’ is just a document,” she said. She said discussions on the topic have been very productive.

Instead of having to wait for test results it will now be instantaneous, he said. Indian Hill High School English teacher Rebecca McFarlan said a primary goal of the new standards is to produce students who are “good communicators.” McFarlan, who has been actively involved in the study of Common Core Standards, said it is essential the teachers are on

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Twp. may rejoin grant program By Leah Fightmaster

Rejoining a government program could bring more funding to Sycamore Township and Hamilton County for special projects. Greg Bickford, director of planning and zoning/ assistant township administrator of Sycamore Township, said a representative from Hamilton County requested that the township rejoin the Community Development Block Grant Program, run by the U.S. Department of Housing and Development. If Sycamore, as well as Green and Anderson townships, rejoin, the county could receive more in funding from the state. The program, which provides funding to states and local governments to be used in specific ways, also assigns public housing in certain areas. Bickford said the township decided to forgo the funding it could receive for being a

member of the program to avoid being assigned public housing. Recently, he added, the program and Hamilton County made an agreement indicating that the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority could put public housing anywhere, regardless of membership in the CDBG program. Sycamore Township could receive more public housing, he said. If the township rejoins, the county can use its population and demographics to obtain more funding through the program. Syc-



amore Township would also qualify for some as well, Bickford said. While he said it was likely Green and Anderson townships will join, Trustee Dennis Conner said he did not want Sycamore to be the first to do so. Bickford said he does not know how much the township could receive in funding, but any it receives could be used for community improvement projects, such as street repair or park construction. Being a member of the program is free, except for staff time and outside costs of projects funded.



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The following students have earned honors for second quarter of 20112012.

Fourth-grade Top Honors - Walker Adams, Jacob Anderson, Noah Black, Maggie Carpenter, Kierstyn Cordrey, Cara Finney, William Fischer, Kylie Harmeyer, Nathan Huber, Valary Leland, John Locher, Alyssa Maley, Olivia Noland, Michelle Pallas, Connor Sacco, Zach Shreves, Jacob Trusty and Emily Winter. Honors - Vance Armor, Kaylee Bowen, Rachel Boyd, Zoey Boyd, Cassie Bucker, Tanner Campbell, Jenna Emerson, Connor Gardner, Omary Gutierrez, James Haney, Eric Hamilton, Samantha Heiob, Lindsey Jaworek, Jolei Kendall, Grant Kilgard, Taylor Luck, Michael Mackay, Kayla McElhaney, Jacquelynn McGraw, Bradley Moninger, McKenzie Murphy, Isabel Reynolds, Abby Rice, Alexandra Rivas, Kassidy Russell, Cohen Schearing, Hunter Siemers, Samantha Svay, Devin Trusty, Daniela Valle, Angelisa Van Camp, John Vidourek, Keller Wessel, Tyler Wiley, Jade Wollman, Luke Wood, Darryl Woods and Zyrielle Yelling.

High School students helped St. Gertrude School recently by repainting the United States map on the Catholic school’s playground. THANKS TO JEFF PLATE

Madeira students put map on St. Gertrude Saint Gertrude School shares a special bond with the students of Madeira public schools. Whether they meet in Vacation Bible School, religious education programs, arts and athletic programs, or hang out together at the St Gertrude Festival, the students find ways to make good things happen. We have all heard the saying, “putting something on the map” as a way to draw attention to something. Instead of putting the school on the map, the two schools collaborated to put the

map on the school. Madeira High School students, under the leadership of teacher and parishioner Kathy Moliterno, came on the St Gertrude campus to repaint the United States map on the Bulldogs playground as part of a service project. “We enjoy doing this service work in the community,” Moliterno said, adding, “It’s great that St. Gertrude and Madeira City Schools have such a good working relationship. The MHS students did an outstanding job

on the map and the St. Gertrude students couldn’t have been more appreciative and complimentary while we worked. It was a great day for all involved.” St Gertrude Principal Sister Mary Aquinas agreed, saying “The newly painted map is bright and beautiful. We are grateful to the MHS students who, under Kathy’s direction, did a great job! I enjoyed meeting them, especially those who were St Gertrude School alumni!”

Fifth-grade Top Honors - Trenton, Braun, Lynnsey Craft, Savannah Miller and Bailey Weaver. Honors - John Anderson, Morgan Bayer, Cody Benjamin, Abi Bickers, Megan

Bobka, Kylie Boehner, Alasja Burnett, Colin Colyer, Andrew Dehner, Matthew Egbers, Christina Faris, Faith Fowler, Summer Hines, Madeline Hinton, Hunter Hoffman, David Key, Ivy Lewis, Torey Macke, Charlou Libre, Morgan Mattstedt, Ashlee McCarthy, Nicholas McElhaney, Thomas Meza, Austin Miller, Britney Moy, Samantha Musick, Ryan Padgett, Aaron Phillips, Tyler Richmond, Lexi Roberts, Max Schilling, Johnathon Schramm, Samantha Schreibeis, Danielle Setty, Jessica Shepherd, Jesse Sprigg, Alishia Tolliver and Kaitlyn Wesche.

Sixth-grade Top Honors - Jami Baker, Destiney Carmichael, Kyra Fuller, Becca Hobbs, Julie Kramer, Caryl Libre, Paula Ly, Libby Mawhinney, Lilly Proctor, Maya Sepulveda, Lily Sheppard, Hunter Taylor, Erin Wallet and Eric Winter. Honors - Abby Abrams, Nikki Abrams, Wyatt Adams, Lily Anderson, Kaley Aukerman, Haley Bertline, Austin Bishop, Jake Blackburn, CJ Boyle, Maggie Burton, Daniela Chacon, Kiya Cole, Alex Colyer, David Comarata, Alex Conover, Sean Coulehan, Daniel Daily, Miranda Ellerbusch, Mark Everman, McKenzie Feltner, Tim Finley, Mady Franklin, Jacob Frisch, Ryan Haas, Tyler Hum, Nathan Hacker, Christina Hanisch, Travis Mattstedt, Sophorn Nguon, Cyril Pena, Jake Pursley, Emily Robinson, Danica Sherman, Riley Wilson and A.J. Winter.

SCHOOL NOTES Above average

St. Gertrude School was notified that it had four students score at or above the national average on the National Latin Exam. There is also one honorable mention. This is significant because most schools that participate in this test have five days of Latin instruction per week. St. Gertrude

students receive three days per week of Latin. Congratulations to the following students: Sabrina Jemail, Mary Clare Van Hulle, Nathalie Plum, Joseph Platt and Joseph Cordier, who received honorable mention. To learn more about St. Gertrude School, go to


Two Sts. Peter and Paul Academy eighth-grade students have been chosen as winners in the essay writing contest paying honor to our war heros. The contest is sponsored by the Reading American Legion Post 69. Abbie Scholz won first place for the girls division receiving a gold medal and a wrist watch. She read her essay during a ceremony on Memorial Day in the Reading Cemetery at the end of the Memorial Day Parade. Bryce McFerron came in second place and received a silver medal.

Sts. Peter and Paul Academy eighth-graders Abby Scholz and Bryce McFerron were winners in an essay writing contest about America's war heroes. THANKS TO SHEILA COX

Start times for Indian Hill schools to remain unchanged By Forrest Sellers

A later start time for Indian Hill schools does not seem likely anytime soon. District transportation supervisor Barb Leonard conducted an evaluation of an 8 a.m. start time for the high school and found a late start would require seven additional buses. At a cost of about $85,000 per bus and factoring in other expenses, Leonard said it would cost an estimated $947,752 to implement a late start schedule.

Leonard said a late start would also impact afternoon pickup and delivery of students not just in the high school but in the elementary and primary schools. She said students in kindergarten through grade five could potentially not be arriving home until about 5 p.m. The district had begun looking at a later start time for the schools in 2010. A task force had been formed to research the topic and conduct a survey. Leonard also provided an update on transportation in the dis-

trict. She said a routing software called Versatrans, which Leonard began using in spring 2011, has saved the district about $100,000 a year. She said the software allowed the district to eliminate 2.5 routes, which amounted to 10.5 fewer daily hours of drive time and 161 fewer miles a day. The district has 35 buses, 10 of which are sub buses used for field trips and to replace buses undergoing maintenance, and 25 contracted bus drivers.

Jean Schmidt (R - 2nd District) congratulates winner Natalie Thorsen. THANKS TO BARRETT BRUNSMAN

IHHS student wins art competition An Indian Hill High School senior won this year’s art competition sponsored by Congresswoman Jean Schmidt. Natalie Thorsen, of Sycamore Township, used china marker to create a portrait that will be exhibited in the U.S. Capitol for a year. Each of the 435 members of Congress is allowed to submit one work of art by a high school student for the annual exhibit. Thorsen’s portrait of a friend, titled “Maddie,” was deemed the best of the entries in Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District, which includes all or parts of seven counties.

The competition was judged by local artists Lonna Kingsbury of Clermont County, Deborah Ridgley of Hamilton County, and John Ruthven of Brown County. “I appreciate the effort of all the students who entered this year’s competition, and I’m grateful that the three distinguished judges took the time to review the entries,” Schmidt said. “It’s amazing how many talented students are in Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District.” Thorsen said she plans to attend the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) in the fall.


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Bell redirects to Bloomington

Indian Hill hoopster switches to Indiana By Scott Springer

INDIAN HILL — As a series of coaching dominoes fell into place The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Division II girls basketball player of the year, Nicole Bell, has changed her college destination. Bell originally committed to Ball State in the fall. Before being recruited to Muncie, thenBowling Green coach Curt Miller had sought her services with the Falcons. After a six-win season, Indiana then made a coaching change, hiring Miller from Bowling Green. Based on the changes made at Ball State and IU, the hot-shooting guard from Kenwood executed a “crossover” to Bloomington where she

started classes June 18. “It all worked out great and I have a great opportunity ahead of me and I’m really excited about it,” Bell said. Bell was special mention allstate for Indian Hill and coach David Marshall this past season, averaging 22 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 4.6 steals. As a four-year starter, Bell played for Dr. Scott Rogers for three seasons, then Marshall for her senior year. She was firstteam all-Cincinnati Hills League all four years and a three-time league player of the year. Much of this occurred because shortly after kindergarten, Bell found she could play some basketball. “I started playing in first grade with Chloe Pavlech (exSycamore guard now playing for Maryland) at the Y,” Bell said. “We kind of had a natural

Eighth-grader Jacob McFarland tucks the ball at Madeira Football Camp June 26.

feel for the game back then. It kind of progressed.” As she got older, Bell began workouts with former Xavier star Stan Kimbrough, then latBell er worked with another Musketeer in Sherwin Anderson. The work ethic led her to often be the first one into the Indian Hill gym and the last one to leave, often hoisting 500 shots per day. That marksmanship led her to be challenged repeatedly by some of her male counterparts she worked out with in the offseason. “We would do a lot of ‘first to 100’ type things and I haven’t lost in that yet,” Bell said proudly. “That’s my thing.” She has also succeeded de-

Seventh-grader Mark Manfredi participates in a drill at Madeira High School.

spite not being the typical college basketball size player. At 5’3”, Bell often competed with girls much bigger and will continue to do so in college. Along the way, many have made the mistake of underestimating the energetic guard who could only point to the scoreboard and score book as proof of her tenaciousness. “I kind of just go out there not thinking about that,” Bell said. “I just play my game and don’t worry about that stuff.” Her competitiveness can’t be measured and she’s admittedly not a good loser. After a CHL loss at Madeira this season, she insisted on running all the way back to Indian Hill and then ran sprints in the school parking lot. “I didn’t play well enough that game so I needed to do something better,” Bell said. “That was just my outlet.”

Eighth-grader Zach Valerius hustles home after sprinting to the goal line and back at Madeira Football Camp.

Indian Hill won the CHL this past winter and finished 18-5 overall. It was Bell’s fourthstraight league title, but a strange year because of the coaching switch from Rogers to Marshall. “It was a difficult transition,” Bell said. “We were used to a system and a coach for three years, but then once we got going, everyone kind of bought in to what coach Marshall was doing. We had a decent year.” Coming into the 2012-13 season at Indiana, Bell is hoping to be a part of a resurgence in the women’s basketball program. With a new coach and a team that won just six games a year ago, a clean slate is likely. “I think I have a chance to play,” she said. “I just have to work hard and earn my spot. I’m really excited. It’s a dream come true.”

Eighth-grader Nick Ramos makes a turn with the ball after a reception at Madeira.

FUTURE MUSTANGS RUN IN THE SUN Kids tackle football camp

C P.J. Plas, an eighth-grader, rumbles up field after catching a pass at Madeira Football Camp.

Madeira High School head coach Mike Shafer shows off his passing form June 26.

SPORTS BRIEFS Mackey goes national

Mount Notre Dame’s lacrosse coach Russell Mackey was named one of eight coaches nationally to coach the 2012 AllAmerican Champion Showcase Lacrosse team. The 2012 Champion AllAmerican Showcase is a U.S. Lacrosse high school all-star event featuring nearly 200 of the nation’s top players. This event will be showcased on ESPN July 22-27 as a part of the ESPNHS Games and is taking place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. U.S. Lacrosse fielded a large

pool of applicants from coaches around the country. Mackey of Mount Notre Dame is one of eight coaches chosen; he is the only coach from the city of Cincinnati and from the state of Ohio. This opportunity to coach some of our nation’s elite high school student-athletes is a great compliment to Mackey’s talents and abilities. He will be joined with coaches from Arizona, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Massachusetts and Florida to coach the girl’s division. The girl’s showcase takes place July 22-24, 2012 and the championship game will be streamed on

incinnati Hills League coach of the year Mike Shafer held football camp at Madeira High School for area kindergarten through sixthgrade students June 25-27, with incoming seventh- and eighthgrade students taking the turf in the afternoon. The Mustangs were 10-1 last fall (7-0 CHL) and return many players that took part in such camps not that long ago. These pictures were from the June 26 afternoon session.


Photos by Scott Springer/The Community Press

The All-Saints School seventh-grade boys win the CYO City Championship after beating Nativity in the semifinals 8-7 to advance to the championship at St. Ignatius. The Shamrocks beat St. James White Oak 12-2 to clinch the title. In front, from left, are Joe Higgins, Andrew Bissmeyer, Brady Rogers and Joe Goslee. In back are Alex Dahling, Asst coach Jim Handorf, Matt Niehaus, Pete Lampert, Dakota Handorf, Joe Speed, and Coach Doug Rogers. Not pictured are Reilly Smith, Alex Markley , Adam Neltner and Diego Burchell. THANKS TO DOUG ROGERS


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Immigration is a national question The U.S. Supreme Court in Arizona v. United States has once again held that under our Constitution, immigration is a national priority. The federal power to determine immigration policy is well settled now, and has been for over a hundred years before. The reasons are unassailable the court noted that immigration policy can affect trade, investment, tourism and diplomatic relations for the entire nation, as well as the perceptions and expectations of aliens in this country who seek the full protection of its laws. Art. I, §8, cl. 4 of the United States Constitution in providing Congress to “establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization,” says as much. Yet the governor of Arizona rushed to claim victory in this landmark court battle. The reason is that the high court gave

Arizona a little breathing room in holding that a state may empower its officers who conduct a stop, detention, or arrest to make C.K. Wang COMMUNITY PRESS efforts, in some circumstances, GUEST COLUMNIST to verify the person’s immigration status with the federal government. That is all and for now because litigation on the full merits of the Arizona law will continue in the lower courts. Legislators in other states of the union, including Ohio, have already seized upon this to clamor for new and draconian state laws against unwanted immigrants by “attrition through enforcement.” Such enthusiasm runs afoul

of our Constitution. The nation’s highest court has held that Arizona may not further criminalize undocumented presence of aliens, bar them from working, and make warrantless arrests of persons believed to be deportable because Federal law already exists in all these respects and pre-empts any state initiative on the same subject. Federal pre-emption is nothing new and exists in other spheres such as interstate commerce, labor relations and national security. Finally, the 5-3 decision joined by the chief justice, is firmly grounded in the our Constitution. In its decision, the majority of the court allowed Arizona an one-quarter consolation award and it will be prudent for state legislators to value it as such and to not overdraw on it. On the other hand, immigration

remains our national priority. The conclusion of majority opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy says it all: “Immigration policy shapes the destiny of this nation. ... The history of the United States is in part made of thestories, talents, and lasting contributions of those whocrossed oceans and deserts to come here. The National Government has significant power to regulate immigration. With power comes responsibility, and the sound exercise of national power over immigration depends on the Nation’s meeting its responsibility to base its laws on a political will informed by searching, thoughtful, rational civic discourse.” Charleston C K Wang, an immigration and nationality attorney in Silverton. He lives in Montgomery.

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Elections: Coming together or drifting apart?

When I moved to this country as a resident, and afterwards, when I became a U.S. citizen, I am always struck by the elections and our beliefs about democracy. They are so different from anywhere else in the world. I am talking specifically about the exclusively American saying of “never discuss religion or politics in polite company.” Let’s leave religion out of this for now. Too many wars have been fought about man’s interpretation of the unimaginable. But what about politics? If there is some discomfort about discussing my political beliefs with my neighbor, then there is an assumption that something’s wrong with these beliefs – yours

or mine. We must lose this silly notion that we cannot discuss our political beliefs with each other. If you don’t agree Bruce Healey COMMUNITY PRESS with me, then be secure GUEST COLUMNIST enough to discuss your ideas. What are we afraid of? That we may actually change our views? Are we afraid of listening to someone and being convinced they are right? Why can’t we, as citizens, have civil discourse? Isn’t freedom of speech one of our greatest values? So why the stigma? After many years of thought,

Clean water essential to healthy community Have you ever thought about how many times you interact with water on a daily basis? Go ahead, count the number of times. I bet the number you came up with is higher than you expected. That‘s true for most people. Water is such an intricate part of our daily lives and we don’t realize how valuable and important it is to our health and our community. Biju George For me, COMMUNITY PRESS water is life. I GUEST COLUMNIST drink it, cook with it, bathe in it, use it to wash my clothes and my dishes, I wash my hands with it, not to mention outside uses like washing my car and watering my lawn. At Greater Cincinnati Water Works, our mission is to provide customers within our regional communities a plentiful supply of the highest quality water and excellent services. Our engineers, water quality experts and water distribution and supply specialists constantly assess the needs of our customers, identifying areas of demand, monitoring and upgrading our infrastructure and developing a plan to keep high quality water flowing.

In 2013, our state-of-the-art ultraviolet disinfection treatment facility will be brought online to protect against potential microorganisms like cryptosporidium. When the facility is operational, GCWW will be the largest water utility in North America to use UV following sand filtration and granular activated carbon. All the while members of our information technology, business and billing teams research and implement the latest technologies to help keep us on the cutting edge of customer service. Without water, our firefighters can’t fight fires. Many of our local businesses can’t manufacture their products, our hospitals can’t treat patients and our schools can’t teach tomorrow’s leaders. On behalf of every GCWW employee, I am proud to report that our water met or exceeded all state and federal health standards in 2011, as it always has. So the next time you turn on the tap, take comfort in knowing that more than 600 people at Greater Cincinnati Water Works take care each and every day to bring you life’s necessity - water. To view our 2011 Water Quality Report, visit Biju George is interim director, Greater Cincinnati Water Works.



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I have reached a few conclusions: A, Too many people do not know enough to support their own beliefs. They have a wafer thin veneer of middle school civics knowledge, that has festered unchallenged and unchanged since seventh-grade, and they feel threatened if anyone challenges them to find out why they believe the things they do. B, Some people feel threatened rather than invigorated by having a neighbor that shares different beliefs. This lack of diversity in thought so cherished by many democratic societies is not encouraged in many communities in America. If you don’t believe me, go to Alabama and say you believe in socialist

democracy (as in Sweden), or go to a Massachusetts and expound the virtues of right-wing conservative values. C, We believe, wrongly, that we have the best and most advanced political system in the world. Depending on the aspect you are discussing, we don’t, though it is pretty good. There are other countries that do some things better than we do in this arena. Electronic voting and curbs on lobbying come to mind, as well as electoral processes that promote “one person, one vote,: rather than an electoral college dating from the days of the Pony Express. Now we are approaching an election. I challenge you to read up on the election from many sources. Form an opinion. And

for heaven’s sake, discuss it with those around you. You may learn something. You may convince someone else – or maybe even yourself - that you are right. This nation was born because people discussed their ideas. If the Fathers of the American Revolution had declined to discuss politics with their friends and neighbors, we would have celebrated the Queen’s jubilee as British subjects a few weeks ago. Freedom of speech is nothing if we chose not to exercise it in our personal lives to nourish the evolving democracy we love so much. Bruce Healey is a resident of Indian Hill.

The fight for freedom continues Residents across Ohio celebrated as our nation marked the 236th anniversary of our independence. July 4th is a day often spent bouncing back and forth between parades, picnics, and firework displays, and this year certainly will be no different. But, of course, the Fourth of July is also a day of reflection and thanksgiving. Throughout our country, citizens paid tribute to our Founding Fathers and the unwavering commitment they had to building a nation centered on liberty and freedom. I found myself thinking back to the founders quite a bit as we wrapped a twomonth legislative session in Columbus a couple weeks ago. Among the many bills placed before the Senate was a measure that addressed a modern form of slavery. Human trafficking is a very real tragedy where victims find themselves powerlessly forced into the sex trade. Because of its proximity to larger metropolitan areas, the City of Toledo has unfortunately become too familiar with this criminal act and is now a hub for human trafficking. Clearly, action needed to be taken to insulate Ohio’s families from this threat and to restore freedom and dignity to those individuals who

are victimized each day. Overwhelming bipartisan approval was given to legislation that will Shannon finally get Jones tough on trafficking in our COMMUNITY PRESS GUEST state. We have COLUMNIST enhanced the penalties for anyone who is found guilty of procuring a minor for the purposes of prostitution, and will now require all individuals found guilty of promoting trafficking to register as sex offenders. By cracking down on these criminals, we hope to make our neighborhoods safe from these predators and provide some degree of solace to victims. We have also established the Victims of Human Trafficking Fund to provide services and counseling to those who have been forced to subject themselves to this kind of act. We empower victims by giving them the ability to pursue civil action against an individual who has violated the new human trafficking laws. Perhaps the most heinous of criminal acts, no one can ever accurately gauge the amount of pain and despair

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that is caused by human trafficking. It defies the essence of what our nation was forged on and stymies the freedom that we are all meant to enjoy. It exploits, abuses, and shatters some of the most innocent among us. Changes to current law have been long overdue, and I am relieved that the legislature continues to take action on this matter. But, we can never rest nor relent when it comes to taking on this sort of evil. Though our fight continues, I am confident that these recent reforms will go a long way in putting offenders behind bars and bringing some peace of mind to survivors of this crime. As always, I embrace the challenges ahead and welcome your thoughts on the issues that matter to you the most. I can be reached by phone at (614) 466-9737, by email at, or by writing to me at One Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio 43215. State Sen. Shannon Jones represents Ohio’s 7th Senate District, which includes Warren County and a portion of Hamilton County. She currently serves as the Senate Majority Whip and Chairman of the Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee.

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tudents in Indian Hill High School’s Gourmet Cuisine class exercised their culinary skills in an Iron Chef competition at the school. The theme was “Anything stuffed or filled” and included items ranging from mini deep-dish pizzas to pork stuffed pineapples. The competition was judged by school staff. Recipes from the competition can be found on the website www.IHHSGourmetCuisine. Photos by Forrest Sellers/The Community Press

Indian Hill High School junior Julia Schroeder, of Indian Hill, slices tomatoes for a mini deep-dish pizza.

Indian Hill High School junior Henry Kramer, of Indian Hill, stretches out dough for mini deep-dish pizzas.

Indian Hill High School junior Lexi Teeters, right, of Kenwood, mixes ingredients for stuffed pork pinepapple. Also shown is senior Walker Perry, of Kenwood.

Indian Hill High School sophomore Keyasia Mitchell, left, brushes some powdered sugar off the head of junior Katie Thomas. They were mixing frosting for cupcakes. Both are residents of Kenwood.

Indian Hill High School senior Sarah Matthews, left, of Indian Hill, chops onions while junior Chris Roark, of Kenwood, scoops out a pineapple for a pork stuffed pineapple dish.

Indian Hill High School junior William Ottenjohn, of Indian Hill, prepares a variety of sushi rolls.

Indian Hill High School junior Caroline Sharp, of Indian Hill, mixes lime juice and avacados for a guacamole dip.

Indian Hill High School juniors Katie Thomas, of Kenwood, and Gina Leggio, of Indian Hill, fill strawberries with a cream cheese filling.

Indian Hill High School junior Anthony Schneider, of Kenwood, scrapes onions off a chopping board. The onions will be used as an ingredient in a mini deep-dish pizza.

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JULY 12 Farmers Market Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m., UC Blue Ash College, 9555 Plainfield Road, College campus parking lot. Locally grown produce available to enhance healthy eating and healthy lifestyle. Local growers/producers: Lobenstein Farm, Kartal Honey, The Olde Garden Shack, Breezy Acres and Backyard Orchards. Free admission. 745-5685; Blue Ash.

Health / Wellness Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road, Fifteen-minute screenings. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Kenwood. Antioxidant-Rich Dinner and Discussion, 6-7:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Dinner and discussion of role antioxidants have in cancer treatment and prevention. Includes samples for healthy skin. $20-$25. Reservations required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 8740 Montgomery Road, 8918277. Sycamore Township.

On Stage - Comedy Sheng Wang, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. Through July 26. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Book discussion group. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 673-0174. Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, JULY 13 Dining Events Friday Night Family Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Music by Katie Pritchard. Freshly grilled meals and music on dock. Meals: $7.75-$9.25. Parking permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663; Symmes Township.

Exercise Classes AquaStretch, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Involves being stretched by trained instructor in shallow water with 5-10 pound weights attached to body. Price varies. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Festivals Festival in Sycamore, 6 p.m.midnight, Bechtold Park, 4312 Sycamore Road, Music by Hot Stuff 6 p.m., Bluestone Ivory 7:30 p.m. and the Rusty Griswolds 9:30 p.m., food, rides and games. “Ride for Five” program available, buy bracelet each day for $5 and receive unlimited rides. Free. Presented by Sycamore Township. 792-7270; Festival_In_Sycamore.cfm. Sycamore Township.

Health / Wellness Health Screenings, 10 a.m.noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road, Blood pressure screenings, stress screenings and consultation about your wellness needs. Family friendly. Free. 784-0084. Silverton. Mobile Mammography Unit, 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Walgreens Loveland, 10529 Loveland Madeira Road, Fifteen-minute screening. Cost varies per insurance plan. Financial assistance available for qualified applicants. Appointment required. Presented by Jewish Hospital. 686-3300. Loveland.


Outreach Event for the Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund, 7-8 p.m., Trio Bistro, 7565 Kenwood Road, Native Ohioan Steve Sosebee and his Palestinian wife Huda began an organization in 1998 working to bring quality healthcare to children of Palestinian children living both in territories and refugee camps. Learn how you can help. Ages 18 and up. Free. 258-3636; Kenwood.

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

Music - Choral Friendship Concert, 3:30 p.m., Loveland Chamber of Commerce, 123 S. Second St., Free performance by World Choir Games participants. Free. Presented by 2012 World Choir Games. 977-6363; Loveland.

Music - Concerts Blue Ash Concerts on the Square, 8-11 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, My Sister Sarah. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8550; Blue Ash.

On Stage - Comedy Sheng Wang, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Recreation Spin and Margaritas Night, 6:30-9 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Intense spin class followed by Skinny Girl Margaritas and snacking on chips and salsa. Ages 21 and up. $25. 985-6742. Montgomery.

SATURDAY, JULY 14 Art Centers & Art Museums Docent Tour of Museum Masterpieces at the Barn, 11 a.m.-noon, Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn Gallery. Tour of Off the Walls exhibit from Cincinnati Art Museum includes representations of world masterpieces such as 16th century “A Sibyl and a Prophet,” van Gogh’s “Undergrowth with Two Figures” and a still life by Picasso. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont.

Lake Isabella is having a Friday night family grillout from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 13, at the park, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Symmes Township. Enjoy music by Katie Pritchard. Freshly-grilled meals will be provided and music will be on the doc. Meals are $7.75-$9.25. Parking permit is required. Call 791-1663, or visit

ABOUT CALENDAR To submit calendar items, go to and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to along with event information. Items are printed on a spaceavailable basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. formal and interactive class series to discover how healthy and tasty meals can be prepared quickly and simply. Ages 18 and up. $139. Registration required. Presented by Communiversity at UC. 556-6932; commu. Silverton. Get Fit for Life, 2-3:30 p.m., Whole Care Chiropractic, 4434 Carver Woods Drive, Information session on safe, rapid weight loss, doctor supervised and supported, non-drug, lifestyle education for permanent results. Ages 18 and up. Free. Reservations required. 489-9515; Blue Ash.

Tour, 1-4 p.m., Madisonville, Madison Road and Whetsel Avenue, Tour of eight gardens. Gifts, refreshments and raffle. Benefits Madisonville Beautification Committee. $10. Presented by Madisonville Beautification Committee. 226-6264. Madisonville.

On Stage - Children’s Theater Wump Mucket Puppets, 2-2:30 p.m., Julian’s Deli and Spirits, 200 W. Loveland Ave., Patio. Puppet show with songs and humor. Free. Presented by Wump Mucket Puppets. 5831725. Loveland.

Home & Garden

On Stage - Comedy

High Style Flower Arranging Class, 2-4 p.m., Peachy’s Floral Design School, 7400 Montgomery Road, Weekly through Aug. 18. Using flowers and herbs, learn basic principles of floral arranging and create beautiful centerpieces. University of Cincinnati Communiversity course. Family friendly. $149. Registration required. Presented by Communiversity at UC. 556-6932. Silverton.

Sheng Wang, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

Pets Cat Adoptions, Noon-2 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 8717297; Madisonville.

MONDAY, JULY 16 Karaoke and Open Mic

Cooking Classes

On Stage - Comedy

Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two delicious, simple and easy meals. Ages 18 and up. $30. Registration required. Through Dec. 8. 315-3943; Silverton.

Sheng Wang, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$12. 984-9288; Montgomery.

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



Cat Adoptions, 1-3 p.m., Ohio Alleycat Resource, 5619 Orlando Place, Volunteers answer questions about the cats. Presented by Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic. Through Dec. 30. 871-7297; Madisonville.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Explore fossils, go on nature walks and engage in creative activities and crafts. Bring bag lunch. Ages 2-13. Free. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Exercise Classes Intro to Pilates Reformer Workshop, Noon-4 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn skills necessary to begin taking Pilates Reformer Classes. $80$100. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Festivals Bastille Day Celebration, Noon-11 p.m., City of Montgomery, Montgomery Road, French-American celebration. Food, drinks and entertainment for the whole family. Free. 891-2424; Montgomery. Festival in Sycamore, 6 p.m.midnight, Bechtold Park, Free. Music by Acoustic Edge 6 p.m., DV8 7:30 p.m. and the Guess Who 9:30 p.m. 792-7270; Festival_In_Sycamore.cfm. Sycamore Township.

Health / Wellness Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 100, Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. Presented by Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates. Through July 28. 271-5111. Madisonville. Simple Health-Smart Cooking Class, Noon-1:30 p.m., Cincinnati Nutrition Counseling Center, 7400 Montgomery Road, Weekly through Aug. 18. In-

Recreation Ultimate Frisbee, Noon-2 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Ages 20-35. Held outdoors on front lawn. Free. 985-0900. Montgomery.

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

Shopping Tackle Trade Days, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Sell or trade new and used fishing equipment. Free, vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 791-1663. Symmes Township.

SUNDAY, JULY 15 Garden Shows Madisonville Blooms Garden

Summer Camp - Arts Jewelry Making I, 9-11:30 a.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, July 16-20. Learn to use cords, ribbons and beads to create cool chokers, bracelets, hair adornments and more. Colors and designs are unlimited. Use your imagination to create beautiful pieces of jewelry for yourself, your friends and your family. Ages 4-6. $115. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 891-4227; Indian Hill. Garden Mosaics, 9-11:30 a.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, July 16-20. Grades 1-3. Make variety of threedimensional garden mosaics from cement using nature and found objects as our inspiration. Create the molds, set the mosaic pattern and then cast. It’s fun and easy to make beautiful garden pieces. $115. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 891-4227; Indian Hill. Mini-Fountains, 1-3:30 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, July 16-20. Grades 1-3. Create mini-fountain for your room or your garden. Use your math and creative skills for fun. $115. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 891-4227; Indian Hill. Learn to Draw Your Pet, 1-4

p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. July 16-20. Learn how to draw a portrait of your dog, cat, pony or even a guinea pig. Practice with live “model” in class. Students then asked to bring in photos of pet to class to inspire their special portrait. Ages 5-8. $25. Registration required. 272-3700; Mariemont. Music Makers in Action, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., The Barn. July 16-20. Singing, playing barred instruments and moving to music. Performance at end of the week. Ages 2-6. $25. Registration required. 272-3700; Mariemont. Full-Day Summer Camps for Young Women, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Women Writing for a Change, 6906 Plainfield Road, Teens’ Full Day Camp (ages 13-16). Camps use writing and other modes of creative self-expression as tools for personal development, community building and creativity. Participants have opportunity to creatively express themselves, develop friendships, strengthen their voices and build self-esteem. Family friendly. $269. Registration required. 272-1171; programs-for-girls. Silverton.

Summer Camp Miscellaneous Camp at the J, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Continues weekdays through July 20. Sports, art room, game room, swim lessons, indoor waterpark, outdoor pool, day trips, nature, crafts and music. Kindergarten-eighth grade. Varies. 761-7500; Amberley Village. Camp Blue Fish, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road, Daily through July 20. Group sports and games, arts, crafts and water-based activities. Dress for weather. Ages 6-11. $100 per session. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8550; Blue Ash. Laffalot Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Columban School, 896 Oakland Road, Daily through July 20. A variety of sports, games and activities for campers. An all-boy and all-girl format. Bring water bottle and lunch. Ages 6-12. $102-$120 depending upon the location. Registration required. Presented by Laffalot Summer Camps. 313-2076; Loveland.

Summer Camp - Nature It’s Water World, 9-11:30 a.m. (Grades 2-3) and 1-3:30 p.m. (Grades 4-5), Greenacres Environmental and Agriculture Center, 8680 Spooky Hollow Road, July 16-20. Theme: The science of H2O, boats, fishing, water balloons. How many ways can we have fun with water in one week? $115. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 8914227; Indian Hill. Avian Adventure, 9-11:30 a.m., Greenacres Foundation, 8255 Spooky Hollow Road, Greenacres Pond Site. Grades 5-7. July 16-20. Explore the world of feathered friends. Visit birds in their natural habitat and learn to “bird” by ear and eye. $115. 891-4227; Indian Hill.

Summer Camp - Sports

Cincy Swish Girl’s Basketball Camp, 8:30-11 a.m., Mariemont High School, 3812 Pocahontas Ave., Daily through July 19. Designed for the competitive player who aspires to take their game to the next level. Activities include 1-on-1, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 play. Ages 3-8. $75. Registration required. Presented by Cincy Swish Basketball. 484-0526; Mariemont. Cincy Swish High School Camp, Noon-3 p.m., Mariemont High School, 3812 Pocahontas Ave., Daily through July 19. Designed for the competitive player who aspires to take their game to the next level. Activities include 1-on-1, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 play. Ages 9-12. $75. Presented by Cincy Swish Basketball. 283-4475; Mariemont.

TUESDAY, JULY 17 Cooking Classes Lil Chefs Cooking Camp, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Also July 18. Multifaceted workshop teaches ages 5-13 how food is fun. Learn basics of cooking through recipes, participate in different activities dealing with nutrition and engage in athletic games. $75-$80. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Farmers Market Loveland Farmers Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second streets, Located at Loveland Station parking area: Route 48 and W. Loveland Ave. Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market. 683-0491; Loveland.

Health / Wellness Health Talk, 6-7 p.m., Baker Chiropractic Madeira, 7907 Euclid Ave., Weekly meetings to answer questions and give information to help make decisions about your health and your life. Free. Registration required. 272-9200; Madeira.

Music - Concerts Tuesday Concerts in the Park, 7-9 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road, Music by Sound Body Jazz Orchestra. Dress for weather. Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259; Blue Ash.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18 Benefits Sip Back and Relax, 6-8 p.m., Woodhouse Day Spa, 9370 Montgomery Road, Includes: two mini spa services, appetizers, wine tasting with City Cellars and non-alcoholic refreshments. Benefits Patty Brisben Foundation. $60, $50 advance. Reservations required. 891-4772; Montgomery.

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

Exercise Classes TRX QuickBlast, 4:30-5 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn new training techniques to spice up current routine. Free. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Health / Wellness Health Talk, 7:15-8 p.m., Baker Chiropractic Cincinnati, 4781 Red Bank Road, Weekly meetings to answer questions and give information to help make decisions about your health and your life. Free. Registration required. 561-2273; Madisonville.

THURSDAY, JULY 19 Farmers Market Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m., UC Blue Ash College, Free admission. 745-5685; Blue Ash.


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Jam, poached peaches good summer recipes

Sugar-free berry jam I like strawberries but use your favorite berry and coordinating gelatin. Last time I made this I added lemon juice and it gave it a nice zing.

2 cups berries 1 cup cold water 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice 3 oz. sugar-free berry gelatin

Crush berries in saucepan. Add water, juice and gelatin and mix. Over

Here’s an easy way to roast carrots in the oven, not the prettiest kid on the block, but so delicious. Carrots are chock full of beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A in the body and is good for our eyes. Carrots may help lower cholesterol, prevent heart attacks and certain cancers. Now in order to make the beta-carotene do all these good things, carrots need a little fat. So I rub them with olive oil before roasting.

Mike Vetorino, who grew up in Dillonvale and graduated from Moeller High School, has retired from 31 years of teaching. Veterino started his teaching career in Cincin-

Rita shares a reader's recipe for using all those summer peaches. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD medium heat, bring to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer a couple of minutes. Pour into jars, cool and cap. Store in refrigerator for two weeks or frozen two months.

Greyhound Tavern’s house dressing ingredients Susan B. really wanted this recipe, and I know the recipe is proprietary, as it is hugely popular for this northern Kentucky restaurant. Greyhound is celebrating 25 years of good food and fellowship. So no, I don’t have the recipe, but here’s the ingredients (and I can’t tell you how I came to know), so let’s see if one of our readers can figure this out: seedless cucumbers, green onions, mayo, sour cream, sugar, white pepper, garlic, salt and chopped carrot.

nati after earning his degree from Miami University. He started his career teaching at two Cincinnati area high schools. Unable to get a full time job he moved north and landed in Bellfontaine in 1984. He stayed there, got married, and started a family. In addition to teaching

Reds fans donate 10K pounds of canned goods The Society of St. Vincent de Paul thanks Reds fans for helping to Strike Out Hunger. Fans who attended the June 13 Reds game at Great American Ballpark donated 10,000 pounds of canned goods – enough to help our network of food pantries provide 8,500 meals. For contributing to the food drive, fans received tickets to the July 30 game between the Reds and the San Diego Padres. The Cincinnati Reds and WLWT partnered with St. Vincent de Paul to sponsor the drive. “We are grateful to the fans who donated food. Their generosity will help struggling families in our community feed their children this summer,” said Liz Carter, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul. “We would also like to thank our friends at the Cincinnati Reds and WLWT for their support and commitment to serving our neighbors in need.” St. Vincent de Paul provided more than 75,000 people with groceries in 2011, with half of that food given to families with chil-

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Pat’s bourbon poached peaches I’ve had this in my files for a long time and, with local peaches coming in, it’s a good one to share. From Pat Kellison, who said: “I have made a lot of peach recipes, but none comes near this one for over-the-top deliciousness.” Pat serves it over peach ice cream. 4 lbs. peaches 2½ cups sugar 1 vanilla bean, split 4 cups water ¾ cup bourbon

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, prepare an ice water bath. Cut a small X into bottom of each peach. Boil peaches for 1 minute. Transfer to ice water bath. Let cool slightly. Peel, pit and cut into ¾-inch wedges. Bring water, sugar and vanilla to boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add

peaches and bourbon. Simmer until peaches are tender, but still hold their shape, 5-7 minutes. Transfer to large bowl using slotted spoon. Cook syrup over medium heat until reduced by half, about 15 minutes. Discard vanilla pod. Pour syrup over peaches. Let cool completely. Divide among sterilized jars. Pour syrup over tops. Seal jars and refrigerate until ready to use, up to one month. Extra syrup can be frozen.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Rub with olive oil and season to taste. Lay in single layer on sprayed cookie sheet. Roast until tender and slightly wrinkled. Trim leafy tops. When you buy carrots with green tops attached, trim them off before storing. Otherwise, those leafy tops act like sponges, sucking out the vitamins and moisture. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an

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he also coached basketball and other sports. His future plans include coaching while working three part-time jobs. In 31 years of teaching he was able to positively influence many young minds.


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I’ve always said I’ll take hot weather over cold, but this week may make me change my mind. It’s 103 degrees outside. I’m making sun-cooked strawberry preserves and strawberry roll-ups, which usually take up to four days to “cook” in the sun. I’m thinking two days will do it. I’ll share those recipes soon. Rita MeanHeikenfeld while, stay hydrated. RITA’S KITCHEN Make sure kids and older folks drink plenty of water. Kids’ bodies take longer to adjust to heat and humidity. They produce more body heat and don’t sweat as much as adults do at the same exertion level. So in hot weather, kids are at increased risk for dehydration. For information on this important topic and the best foods for athletes, check out friend and colleague Dawn Weatherwax’s website on sports nutrition:


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Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church

Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church is again offering its Divorce Care program to the community and making three additional support groups available too. Starting June 19, the following divorce-related programs will be offered at the church, 5125 Drake Road in Indian Hill. Divorce Care for Kids, Tuesdays



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

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Café Chabad is back for the summer. Held several times throughout the year, these evenings are a wonderful time to meet up with old and new friends in the Jewish community. The summer Café Chabad features a wide menu of New York Kosher deli favorites, including a choice of classic sandwiches such as corned beef, pastrami and smoked turkey and of course, authentic sour pickles. A vegetarian option is available with advanced request. The Café Chabad will take place at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at Chabad Jewish Center. The fee for the evening is $19, $118 sponsor. For adults only. Reservations and more information at The center is at 3977 Hunt Road, Blue Ash; 793-5200;

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

St. Paul Church services are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for traditional worship and 9:30 a.m. for contemporary worship with Praise Band. Sunday School is 9:30 a.m. for all ages and 11 a.m. is children’s mission hour. Nursery care is provided for all

grand opening celebration through Saturday July 14. Monogram specials, raffles and refreshments will be offered as you tour their new home. M. Hopple & Co.’s new location provides customers ample parking outside. Inside, visitors will notice the store’s layout has a dedicated space, called the Bridal Boutique, focused on bridal and party oneone-one consultations. A

Program on Wheels, as well as a visit by Drake Planetarium staff and their “magical world of stars” inside a giant inflatable dome. The Judy and Mark Petricoff Family Fund supports programs and services that enhance the experience for children at the


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

Sycamore Christian Church

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

Trinity Community Church

The church has a free community dinner on the last Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The church is at 3850 E. Galbraith Road, Deer Park; 7917631; .

8000 Miami Ave. 513-791-4470 HEALING SERVICE SUNDAY, JULY 22, 7-8:30PM Sunday Worship 9:30 am - Contemporary Service 11:00 am - Traditional Service

larger back room also allowed them to expand their graphic design department, which will streamline the custom order process. M. Hopple & Co. still offers the latest in stationery, wrapping paper, gifts, and greeting cards from popular brands Caspari, Crane & Co., William Arthur, and many more. For more information, call (513) 791-6426, or visit

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Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Contemporary Worship

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services. Small group prayer and share meets at 7:30 a.m. every Wednesday morning in the chapel to discuss the upcoming Sunday morning scripture. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 8918181;www.stpaulcommunityumc .org.

M. Hopple & Co. hosts grand opening

Camp at the J is under way, with lots of activities still ahead. Thanks to generous donations, the Mayerson JCC is able to offer campers of all ages a broad range of experiences this summer. For example, the kids enjoyed a presentation by Cincinnati Museum Center’s Bat



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

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from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Room 209. This 13-week session is for children ages 5-12 years. Divorce Care for Teens, Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the “L” youth facility. This 13-week session is for students grades 6-12. Divorce Care, for individuals who are separated or divorced, is Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Armstrong Room. It’s a 13-week session and there is no charge. In addition, Grief Share began Wednesday, June 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Room. This 13-week program will help participants understand the grieving process and offers them resources for rebuilding their lives. Each group is open to the public, there is no registration fee and interested individuals may join a group at any time. For more information, call the church office at 561-4220. Now registering for Parent’s Morning Out on Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon for the 2012-2013 school year. During the program, children are engaged in Bible stories, crafts, games, music and playtime with friends in a safe and fun, nurturing Christian environment. Open to children ages 1-5 years. Annual tuition is $510 for one child (based on $15/day) and $850 for two children (based on $25 a day). Registration forms are online at http://www.armstrong preschool.html. Contact Jennifer Hock at jhock@armstrong-

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JCC Early Childhood School and Camp at the J. In addition to funding the Museum Center and Drake Planetarium activities, the Petricoff Fund is supporting the Family Fun Festival for Camp at the J Thursday, July12. This special camp get-together features live animals and entertainment for the whole family. Another upcoming Camp at the J activity is an interactive event led by the D&K Reptile Show. Another activity for this summer’s JCC campers is the Lip Dub program, when the kids will have the opportunity to create music videos. This project is supported by ArtsWave. Contributions from JCEC – Creative Educational Program and GCF – Summertime Kids helped Camp at the J establish a new Kibbutz program that allows campers to explore nature. sCamp at the J also offers a series of one-week camps for children entering grades K through 8, starting July 30. Interested participants should call Matt Miller, JCC camp director, at (513) 722-7258, or visit the JCC website. For information about sponsorship or donor opportunities, contact Cathy Heldman at the JCC at (513) 722-7233 or email. The Mayerson JCC is at 8485 Ridge Road, next to Ronald Reagan Highway.


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POLICE REPORTS COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Carlos Campbell, 37, 6430 Wiehle, theft at 3240 Highland Ave., June 13. Nicholas Bowling, 24, 2723 Beerwood Lane, theft at 3400 Highland, June 15.

Incidents/investigations Identity theft Reported at 6565 Stewart Road, June 14. Sexual imposition, assault Reported at Kennedy, June 18. Theft Mailbox of unknown value removed at 5699 Red Bank Road, June 16.

DEER PARK Arrests/citations Joshua M. Hughes, 24, 4246 Oakwood Ave., drug abuse at 4246 Oakwood Ave., July 5. Joshua M. Hughes, 24, 4246 Oakwood Ave., disorderly conduct, warrant deer park, warrant deer park at 4246 Oakwood Ave., July 5. Kyle T. Strauss, 24, 7813 Buckeye Crescent, drug abuse at 8216 Blue Ash Road, July 4. Jacob Wade Hughes, 25, 4246 Oakwood Ave., theft, disorderly conduct while intoxicated at 4101 E. Galbraith Road, July 2. Desiree Shorter, 23, 6033 Montgomery Road, theft at 7916 Blue Ash Road, June 29.

Incidents/investigations Drug abuse

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

MADEIRA Arrests/citations Alix L. Long, 22, 7313 Osceola Drive, drug instrument, June 17. Kim M. Shields, 39, 7249 Iuka Ave., disorderly conduct, June 16.



WORKSHOPS FOR WOMEN Please join us for an informative workshop offered by Nancy J. Frazier, Family Law Attorney and Partner with The Drew Law Firm Co., LPA This workshop provides financial, legal and practical advice to women contemplating or facing divorce. Attendees will hear from professionals, including a Financial Advisor, a Family Law Attorney and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.

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Breaking and entering Unlisted item taken; $1,500 at 5747 Windridge, June 18. Theft Jewelry taken from Camargo Trading; $185 at 7744 Laurel Ave., June 22. Theft, burglary Vehicle taken at 7806 Locust Lane, June 19.

11:30 to 1:00 – lunch provided (Contact Ms. Frazier for additional dates and times) The Towers of Kenwood 8044 Montgomery Rd, Kenwood. These workshops are free but you must have a reservation to attend. Please contact Nancy Frazier at 513-621-8210 or by email: For room location and to reserve a spot.

Lana Moyer of Madeira celebrated her 90th birthday at the Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church. She is surrounded by several of her Madeira Woman's Club friends including Myrna Wilson, Bev Cloran, Jean Sponsler, Ruth Ann Kinney, Bev Rufener, Mary Jo Morgan, Lana, Billie Yeomans, Nancy Klapproth, Jane Bavely, Shirley Kallmeyer, Marilyn Hunt, Carolyn Gauthier and Mary Hagerty. Moyer has been a member of the Madeira Woman's Club for 37 years. PROVIDED


SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations Lawrence Pennington, 55, 7875 Reading Road, felonious assault, drug possession at 8001 Reading Road, June 19. Jasmine McDowell, 20, 4423 Farday Court, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 10. Cerissa Fritsch, 32, 7759 Reading Road, drug paraphernalia at 8000 Reading Road, June 12. Kyle Kirk, 25, 5593 Galbraith Road, inducing panic at 5593 Galbraith Road, June 15. Jeremy Bryant, 23, 11526 Walnut St., possession of marijuana at 7752 School Road, June 15. Jonathon Fryman, 25, 219 Savannah Circle, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, June 15. Brandi Wyatt, 22, 500 University Lane, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, June 15. Samaiyah Dukes, 23, 1134 Rutledge St., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 16. Akerrie Britten, 28, 2436 Ferguson, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 16.

Criminal damaging Window of residence damaged at 8665 Wicklow Ave., June 15. Reported at 8460 Blue Ash Road, June 14. Domestic violence Female reported at Reading, June 15. Identity fraud Reported at 8200 Glenmill Court, June 13. Theft Ring of unknown value removed at 8900 Blossom Drive, June 17. Ladder valued at $150 removed at 11722 Wingate, June 16. Cell phone of unknown value removed at 7801 Montgomery Road, June 10. Tools valued at $1,950 removed at 5900 E. Galbraith Road, June 12. $40 in candy removed at 7369 Kenwood, June 17. Blower valued at $600 removed at 8548 Deerway Drive, June 16. Keys of unknown value remove at 10748 U.S. 22, June 14. Knife, currency, credit cards of unknown value removed at 8109 Reading Road, June 13.

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Letoria Carter, 27, 8986 Mockingbird Lane, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, June 16. Juvenile female, 15, underage consumption at 8732 Sturbridge Drive, June 11. Juvenile male, 16, underage consumption at 8732 Sturbridge Drive, June 11. Juvenile male, 15, underage consumption at 8732 Sturbridge Drive, June 11. Juvenile female, 16, underage consumption at 8732 Sturbridge Drive, June 11. Juvenile female, 16, underage consumption at 8732 Sturbridge Drive, June 11. Juvenile male, 16, underage consumption at 8732 Sturbridge Drive, June 11. Juvenile female, 16, underage consumption at 8732 Sturbridge Drive, June 11. Juvenile female, 16, underage consumption at 8732 Sturbridge Drive, June 11.


A 4246 Oakwood Ave., July 5. Failure to comply with police officer order, driving under suspension At Irwin Avenue, June 25. Theft Someone took an iPod, value $150; an iPod playing dock, value $50, and two pairs of glasses, value $75 and $30 at 4416 Linden Ave., June 29. Theft, disorderly conduct Someone took $15 worth of gasoline from United Dairy Farmers at 4101 E. Galbraith Road, July 2.




6643 Apache Circle: Jones Linda Lee to Lucas Ryan James And Sara; $160,000. 7244 Camargowoods Drive: Meader Judy T. Tr & Willard Layne Meader Tr to Gravlee Brent J.; $340,000.





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