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Share your vacation photo and you could have the chance to win a Sony Cyber-shot DSCW120 digital still camera and a $25 Best Buy gift card. Submit your best shot by visiting the Contests page on CincinnatiMomsLikeMe.com and uploading your photo to the “Summer Vacation Photo Contest.” Contest starts Monday, Aug. 2, and deadline for entries is Monday, Aug. 16.

Seuss is their muse

Madeira Middle School students are staying cool this summer rehearsing for their upcoming musical. Students going into the fifth- through ninth-grades participating in the Summer on Stage theater camp are busy rehearsing for “Seussical Jr.” SEE LIFE, B1

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4, 2010

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Construction on the curbs and sidewalks is almost complete and the resurfacing of Galbraith Road in Sycamore Township and Deer Park will soon be under way. Dan Durham, inspector of the project with the Hamilton County Engineer’s Office, said the paving should start the second week of August. The whole project will be complete the third week of August. The pavement still needs to be grinded down before two layers of asphalt are added to the road. There will be no road closures during the paving process, but traffic along Galbraith Road in the Deer Park and Kenwood area may be very slow, Durham said. He said once the construction is finished, the road will be much easier to travel. Deer Park residents will even be able to get to Kenwood Towne Center on foot with the new sidewalks. “(The construction on Galbraith Road) was needed,” Durham said. Work resumed on the Galbraith Road construction in May after the project was stalled in November for the holiday season and later for bad weather. Drivers can detour over Blue Ash Road to Kugler Mill to Kenwood Road and vice versa to avoid the construction.

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Brother Bob Flaherty, left, and former Moeller football coach Gerry Faust, both honorary chairs for Moeller High School 50th anniversary kickoff celebration on July 24, wait for their turn on stage.

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The Madeira Historical Society’s president is resigning, but Doug Oppenheimer intends to remain active in a variety of the group’s programs. Oppenheimer’s term as president expires at year’s end, but his resignation is effective in October. SEE STORY, A2

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Workers from Sunesis Construction work on the sidewalks along Galbraith Road July 26. The sidewalks and the repaving of Galbraith Road from the intersections at Blue Ash to Kenwood roads will be complete in the next three weeks.

Detour this way

Paving along Galbraith Road is expected in the next few weeks as part of the continuing construction along the road. There are no road closures, but delays are expected. Drivers can detour over Blue Ash Road to Kugler Mill Road to Kenwood Road and vice versa to avoid the construction.

Moeller High School alumni, parents, friends and community members got the party started July 24 with a bash that included the Cincinnati Pops and Rozzi fireworks which began a yearlong 50th anniversary celebration. “It may have been one of the best Moeller events that I have ever attended,” said Mike Cameron, a retired Moeller teacher and baseball coach who was with the school for 40 years. “It brought a cross section of alumni, past and present parents along with supporters of Moeller together for a great evening.” The celebration also featured the Moeller men’s choir, who performed both the school’s alma mater and fight song with the Cincinnati Pops. Advancement Director Debbie Geiger said around 2,500 attended the kick-off celebration

A word about the sponsors

Moeller High School advancement director Debbie Geiger said much of the success of the 50th anniversary kickoff celebration can be attributed to the many sponsors who helped finance the event. Curt Curran and the Stratus Group provided complimentary banners, signs and invitations to 3,000 people for the event.

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“Even though it was the hottest day of the year, everyone came out to celebrate,” Geiger said. Geiger’s main project for her first year in the advancement director position was organizing Saturday’s festivities. The mother of two Moeller alums said she was able to pull off a successful event because of the hundreds of volunteers, the sponsors who helped finance the event and because she is passionate about the school who gave her two sons a good education. “I wanted to give back to Moeller for what Moeller has given to my sons,” Geiger said. Geiger said there are several more events planned to celebrate 50 years, including a joint mass with McAuley and La Salle high schools who are also celebrating the golden anniversary. The mass will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at St. Peter-inChains Cathedral. The Marriott Northeast provided a VIP dinner to the top donors, sponsors and special guests. The “Taste of Moeller” food booths at the celebration included food from Stonecreek Dining Company, Graeter’s, Montgomery Inn, Italianette Pizza, Great American Cafe and Vonderhaar Catering. Gerry Faust and Brother Bob Flaherty served as honorary chairs. Bruce and Pat Buckley served as the event chairpersons.

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The Marriott Northeast created an ice sculpture to commemorate Moeller High School’s 50 years at the 50th anniversary kickoff celebration July 24 at the high school.

Upcoming events

Moeller High School in Kenwood will celebrate its 50th anniversary throughout the upcoming school year. Here is a list of upcoming events for the school’s 50th year: • Sunday, Sept. 12 – 50th anniversary combined school mass at the St. Peter in Chains Cathedral with Moeller, La Salle and McAuley high schools • Monday, Oct. 4 – Moeller Crusader Classic golf outing • Thursday, Oct. 7 – 50th anniversary student mass celebration • Friday, Oct. 8 – Homecoming football game vs. Elder • Friday, Oct. 8, and Saturday, Oct. 9 – alumni reunions • Sunday, Dec. 5 – Family Mass • Wednesday, Jan. 15 – Founder’s Day • February – Sports Stag • Saturday, April 9 – 50th anniversary celebration gala for the Main Event fundraiser • Friday, April 15 – Closing mass at Moeller • May – Moeller Day at the Cincinnati Reds’ Great American Ball Park

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Oppenheimer resigns from society By Jeanne Houck jhouck@communitypress.com

The Madeira Historical Society’s president is resigning, but Doug Oppenheimer intends to remain active in a variety of the group’s programs. “I am not going away,” Oppenheimer said. Oppenheimer’s term as president expires at year’s end, but his resignation is effective in October. Members of the historical society hope to vote on a new president in September. Per the historical society’s constitution, whomever is elected president in September must be elected again in December for a two-year term that begins in January, Oppenheimer said. “I decided to resign so that the process to find the right (president) could start sooner than December and to allow that person more time to be involved in planning for the future of the society,” Oppenheimer said. “The new president will, I hope, continue with the

positive activities and programs currently in place, but will bring new ideas with new objectives and goals to the society. “The new president will need to have strong leadership skills and will need to work with a board consisting of 11 other members,” Oppenheimer said. Board member Susan Hill said Oppenheimer has led the Madeira Historical Society “with a passion that is admirable.” “He has boundless energy for the Miller House and all that it takes to preserve it as a resource for Madeira,” Hill said. “He has a gift for marshaling resources to translate ideas into reality. I have seen him do it again and again. “There is only one Doug Oppenheimer and he will be sorely missed,” Hill said. Former Mayor Sarah Evans said she has gotten to know Oppenheimer while working on the city’s centennial events this year. “He has worked tireless-

ly on this committee,” Evans said. “I have seen first-hand his devotion to our city. “Doug has been devoted to preserving Madeira’s past and the establishment of the Miller House as a fitting place to build the future of the Madeira Historical Society is directly related to his hard work,” Evans said. Oppenheimer has been a member of the historical society since its inception in 1972. “In 1972 I was 26 years old, and since that time I have been president at least five or six times,” said Oppenheimer, whose latest stint as president began about three years ago. “My greatest accomplishment has been providing the leadership needed as president and as a member that has led to the successful conversion of the Miller House from a residence to a museum. “In addition I am very proud of the annual programs held at the library,

Connecting Generations (a program w h e r e young and Oppenheimer old members work together on community-service projects) and the renewed efforts made by our ways and means committee to generate money needed to fund the society,” Oppenheimer said. “I am also proud that the board now has an equal number of men and women. For many years the board was nearly all men with very little female input.” Oppenheimer, who was elected three times to Madeira City Council, said he will continue to work hard for the historical society. “I have expressed my willingness to continue maintaining the Miller grounds, take care of publicity, continue as caretaker of the Miller House, be a docent and to assist as a member of any committee where my service can be utilized,” Oppenheimer said.

Madeira ‘C’ Notes Suburban Life is recognizing Madeira’s centennial with a weekly collection of trivia, memories and thoughts about the city, and we would like your input. What do you like about living in Madeira? What are your favorite

Madeira businesses? What are your favorite memories? We will publish two a week for 50 weeks – 100 in all. E-mail your thoughts about the city to suburban@community press.com.

Muchmore served in Civil War unit

During the Civil War, prominent Madeira resident Joseph A. Muchmore served with the Squirrel Hunters, who were civilian

volunteers who tried to protect Greater Cincinnati from Confederate invasions.

Morgan’s Raiders hit Madeira

The Confederate Morgan’s Raiders swept through northern sections of Madeira in 1863, robbing residents of horses and bridles.

More recycling spots in Sycamore By Amanda Hopkins ahopkins@communitypress.com

Sycamore Township residents will soon have more recycling options. Township Trustees decided to install two large recycling bins at the location of the old north fire station on Solzman Road. Township road superintendent Tracy Kellums recommended the addition of the two bins because of the increasing amount of recyclable materials Kellums that are overflowing the four bins at the township administration building at 8540 KenBickford wood Road. The recycling locations in Sycamore Township are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are open to the public. The board of trustees also adopted a home maintenance code at its July 13 workshop meeting. Township planning and zoning Administrator Greg Bickford said the maintenance code in the township is typically

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standard with state statute. The code also specifies that grass at eight inches or higher is considered a nuisance. Bickford said the home maintenance code in the township had not previously stated a certain height.

Recycling locations

Recycling Locations in Sycamore Township are open to the public and free to Sycamore Township residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Drop-off recycling locations include: • 8540 Kenwood Road behind administration building • Solzman Road at the old north fire station location adjacent to McDaniel Park Acceptable items include: • plastic bottles No. 1 and No. 2, no lids; • glass jars and bottles of any color; • aluminum, steel and bimetal cans; • empty aerosol cans with lids and tips removed; • brown grocery bags; • computer paper, and other mixed office paper; • corrugated cardboard, broken down to three-feet-bythree-feet; • envelope with or without windows; • junk mail; • magazines; • newspapers with inserts; • paperboard, such as cereal boxes; • telephone books Any questions, please call 513-791-8447.

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Bradford Place developers defend tax break request By Jeanne Houck jhouck@communitypress.com

Developers of the Bradford Place project in Madeira who have asked the city for a tax break say it would only strengthen the city’s tax base, despite some public opposition. “If the abatements are granted, the taxes collected from the completed project during the abatement period would be nine times the amount collected historically,” developer S. Christian Nielsen III of the Riverstone Development Group of Madeira wrote in a letter to the city of Madeira and the Madeira Board of Education. “When the abatement terminates, this amount increases to 18 times the historical tax revenues.” Madeira City Council gave second reading July 26 to legislation

containing a 15-year, 50-percent property-tax abatement for future improvements at Bradford Place, a 26-townhome development Riverstone is building off Euclid Avenue between Miami and Laurel avenues. Five residents e-mailed the city asking that their opposition be noted at the meeting. “Where is the equality in giving preferential treatment to a select few potential new residents of Madeira whereby they would not be paying their fair share of real estate taxes?” wrote James Olsen of Mapleridge Drive, a Madeira homeowner since 1986. “Obviously, tax equality would be breached. “If this specific real estate taxabatement request is approved, will all new real estate tax abatement requests be granted for new

development in the city?” Olsen said. “If not, would this invite lawsuits?” A third reading of the taxabatement legislation and vote is scheduled for the Aug. 23 city council meeting, but Madeira City Manager Tom Moeller said the city’s Economic Development Committee plans to discuss the issue at a meeting before that. “The (committee) may then make a recommendation to council on the passage of the legislation or they could recommend changes,” Moeller said. Nielsen said Riverstone Development began planning Bradford Place three years ago. “Market trends revealed that buyers were looking for walkable communities and maintenancefree townhome living,” he said. “We believed a community

such as Madeira was perfect for this style of living. This was confirmed in a third-party market study of Madeira.” The economic downturn has intensified the competition for buyers, Nielsen said. “Communities such as Hyde Park, Oakley, Mount Lookout and Mariemont have been using abatements to their advantage well before the economic downturn,” he said. “All we are asking is that the playing field without other townhome communities be leveled so taxes are a non-issue when deciding on Madeira and Bradford Place.” Nielsen said it is important for people to realize that the proposed tax abatement, if approved, would: • abate 50 percent of the

increase in the future market value of improvements built and sold – not the current tax dollars generated by Bradford Place; • increase tax revenue to Madeira and the Madeira City Schools, even during the abatement period. “The parcels accumulated to form Bradford Place now yield three times the property taxes they did before our acquisition,” Nielsen said. “The (abatement) will not reduce these taxes.” Nielsen also rejected the argument that it would be better for Riverstone Development to reduce prices. “This scenario would be detrimental to Madeira,” he said. “A greatly reduced selling price provides for a permanently reduced tax base.”

Kindergartners getting jumpstart By Amanda Hopkins ahopkins@communitypress.com

Some of the Holmes Primary kindergartners will be ahead of the game when school starts in August. Kindergarten teachers and assistants in the Deer Park City Schools conducted review sessions with both incoming and outgoing kindergarten students in the district on Wednesdays in the Holmes multi-purpose room. Kindergarten assistant and preschool teacher Heather Leland said each session includes reading aloud to the kids, reviewing letters and high-frequency words and giving the kids

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Holmes Primary teacher Heather Leland reviews the letter “Q” with incoming kindergartners during a special summer session on July 7. Leland, along with the other kindergarten teachers and aides, is working with both incoming and exiting kindergartners on Wednesdays during the summer to prepare them for the upcoming school year. materials to review throughout the week. Amy Wilson, a parent of

an incoming kindergarten student, said she brings her son to the morning review

sessions because it is helping him to transition into the school setting by meeting and working with the teachers and other students before school even starts “It helps with the foundation of academics,” Wilson said. “And it’s easier (for me) to see him comfortable in school.” She said the review sessions have been a positive experience and have built her son’s confidence. Kindergarten registration begins Monday, Aug. 11, at Howard Elementary on Matston Avenue and will run Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule an appointment

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Holmes Primary kindergarten teacher Jackie Baker’s face surely shows she is not happy during a verse of “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” Baker, along with the other kindergarten teachers and aides, is working with both incoming and exiting kindergartners on Wednesdays during the summer to prepare them for the upcoming school year. for registration, contact Jeanne Moorman at 8912002. Only students who

have completed the entire enrollment process will be permitted to attend school.

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Schools catch small break from Duke agreement By Amanda Hopkins ahopkins@communitypress.com

“(Duke Energy’s tax cuts’) effects on the budgeting should be minimal.�

The hardest hit

Even though Duke Energy has come to an agreement with the Department of Taxation to pay $10 million of the $20 million in disputed personal property taxes, school districts and municipalities will still lose a portion of their income. Madeira City Schools will lose around $37,000 of its annual budget and district treasurer Susan Crabill said the tax reductions Bickford will have to be factored in before the final revenue appropriations and five-year forecasts are submitted to the Hamilton County auditor in September and October. Sycamore Township Planning and Zoning Administrator Greg Bickford, who is also serving as interim township administrator, said the township receives $80,000 annually from Duke. With the agreement, the township will only receive $72,000. Bickford said that

The Madeira City Schools and Deer Park City Schools districts depend more on the personal property tax payments from Duke Energy than do the surrounding government entities. Madeira Schools will lose $37,000 from its annual budget even with the new agreement between Duke and the Department of Taxation. Duke pays taxes on $4 million worth of property – poles, wires, lines, devices and machinery – in the Madeira School District. Duke owns $7.6 million worth of assessed property in the Deer Park School District. The district is projected to lose $62,000 in 2010. Duke’s personal property taxes are not factored in to balance the budget and most of the township budget is based on voted millage and property tax receipts. “Its effects on the budgeting should be minimal,� Bickford said. Deer Park City Schools will still take a large hit to the budget despite the payments Duke has agreed to. Treasurer Dan Mpagi said he will have to cut the

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Duke Energy pays taxes to 700 local tax areas on the property they own, including this substation at the corner of Beech Avenue and Galbraith Road in the Deer Park City School District. $62,000 they will lose out of the district’s budget in the last half of 2010 for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. “It’s almost enough to fund a couple of teachers’ salaries. At least one and a half,� Mpagi said.

Mpagi said even with those reductions, the district is not projected to put an operating levy on the ballot until 2014. Duke Energy officials are appealing the amount of taxes they pay on personal

property taxes because they believe the assessment of their property is incorrect. The personal property taxes are paid on the poles, wires, lines, devices and machinery that Duke owns in the municipalities and

school districts. They filed an appeal in December with the Department of Taxation and decided to withhold their tax payment at the end of June. Earlier this month they agreed to pay $10 million to the 700 tax areas it pays in Southwest Ohio while the appeal process continues. If the appeal is approved, the school districts and municipalities will have to pay back the disputed amount of taxes. Madeira City Manager Tom Moeller expects his city to lose about $6,000 to $10,000 with the settlement. “Any loss of revenue has some significance to our budget, but we would not anticipate it having any detrimental effect on the level of services we now provide,� Moeller said.

Paving closes high school parking lot By Amanda Hopkins ahopkins@communitypress.com

Construction on several projects at Madeira High School is slated to finish just before the start of classes. Assistant Superintendent Kenji Matsudo said the drilling is complete and the wells have been installed

and connected for the geothermal system – a system that uses the temperature of the Earth to regulate the building temperature. The high school parking lot was repaved July 30. Matsudo said that construction is also almost complete on the visitor concession stand and the visitor Since 1864

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Tracy Quattrone is the new director of pupil services for the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District. she has will serve our students, their parents and our staff very well.” Quattrone described her leadership style as “open door.” “Listening and commu-

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By Forrest Sellers Tracy Quattrone isn’t a stranger to the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District. A former consultant, Quattrone, 39, is the district’s new director of pupil services. The position will involve coordinating various programs including special education, gifted education, health and psychological services. “I feel it’s a fantastic opportunity to work full time targeting a student’s success,” said Quattrone. Quattrone is a former special education teacher and for the last 11 years has been a consultant for gifted services through the Hamilton County Educational Service Center. In this capacity, Quattrone has worked with the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District for a number of years. “I believe we are very fortunate to have Tracy join our team in this position,” said Superintendent Jane Knudson. “The expertise

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University of Cincinnati spring semester – Michael Abitz, Sunita Adhikari, Amie Adkins, Sarah Alsentzer, David Au, Nicholas Bachman, Sarah Bailey, Justinas Bartys, John Baumann, Amara Baxter, Margaret Behm, Alexander Benson, Justin Best, Julia Betts, Andrea Bird, Carisa Birkemeier, Katherine Bissler, Margaret Bissler, Emily Blackwelder, Dorothy Bolen, Amanda Boyd, Trevor Braukman, Jennifer Briedis, Lorie Brogdon, Emily Burch, Nicole Cassidy, April Chadwell, Brian Chase, Julie Chase, Emily Christoff, Melanie Church, Matthew Clark, Christina Combs, Jermaine Conner, Tristan Cook, Kelly Crotty, Eileen Crowe, Catherine Daggitt, Graeme Daley, Joshua Damaska, Ashley Daniels, Kelly Davis, Alyson Dempsey, Christian Denholm, Brian Dobbs, Keith Dolby, Ian Donahue, Cassandra Dorl, Laura Dowling, Alan Dunagan, Nadine Emaha, Alyssa Engeseth, Ann Fairbanks, Sarah Fasce, Nicole Forbus, Casey Ford, Debra Fricke, Daniel Frost, Rebecca Fussner, Kimberly Gelhaus, Alex Gennett, Joseph Gettinger, Crystal Gibson, Michelle Glazer, Rebecca Gleason, Anita Goel, Melissa Gomez, Emily Goodman, John Gorsuch, Kachet Greer, Amy Gruber, Cassie Hagel, Alexander Hall, Russell Hall, Nathaniel Hammitt, James Harris, Gabrielle Hawkins, Elizabeth Heithaus, Angela Hershey, David Herzog, Robert Hinh, Thelma Hodge, Jill Hopewell, Ashley Hungarland, Nichol Inman, Daniel Jacobs, Elizabeth Jacobs, Shauna Johnson, Nishita Kakarlapudi, Brennan Kamp, Mariam Khan, Tyler King, Mark Kirby, Karly Kleiman, Edward Kohinke, Kevin Kouw, Kirtley Krombholz, Sara Lamp-

ing, Noah Leavitt, Katherine Leblond, Elizabeth Lerner, Burton Leslie, Emma Lindner, Eleanor Logan, Jennifer Logan, Madelyn Luptowski, Michael Luptowski, Kelly Luttmann, Kyle Mace, Carey Markoe, Brandon Mauldin, Matt Mcfarland, Margaret McGrath, Christopher Meeks, Benjamin Merritt, Ashley Meyer, Carmelisa Mindrum, Nicholas Misleh, Matthew Mittermiller, Krista Moore, Paul Morrison, Scott Nichting, Tyler Niemeyer, Elizabeth Normand, Sharon Norris, Natalie Orjuela, Matt Osborne, Heather Perkins, Carolina Perrino, Ildiko Peterson, Douglas Pike, Ashley Plas, John Powell, Jaclyn Preston, Casey Pridemore, Lauren Reid, Catherine Reina, Amy Riesenberg, Margo Rosen, Jonathan Rountree, Rebecca Russo, Chris Rust, Danielle Sager, Cassidy Sauer, Danicia Scheidt, Steve Schlegel, William Schlie, David Schmitt, Sarah Schnelle, Lea Sciutto, Phillip Seagram, Alexander Sears, Chad Seiden, Jessica Shipman, Katherine Shreffler, Michael Sinchek, Andrew Sloan, Darci Smith, Andrew Sommerville, Ian Soper, Sandra Steele, Claire Stegman, Catherine Stein, Phoebe Strohmaier, Eric Swanson, Erin Sweeney, Angeliki Sylvester, Bobbak Tadayon, Elizabeth Taliaferro, Ineide Teixeira, Alan Themudo, Alexander Thomas, Joseph Thomas, Rebecca Tinnel, Derrick Tosh, Kimthu Tran, Kathleen Van Dulman, Bradley Vickers, Tiffany Viox, Michael Walker, Ericca Wallet, Allison Walsh, Martha Walter, Michelle Welborne, Nathaniel Wildstone, Elizabeth Wiley, Lachisha Williamson, William Williamson, Andrew Wilmers, Rachael Wilson, Kevin Wirtz, Lauren Witte, Rebecca Wood, Teddy Woodhouse, Marites Woon, Nicole Young, Meagan Zim-

merman and David Zummo.

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University of Cincinnati – David Au, Catherine Barnes, Amara Baxter, Angela Bender, Emily Berry, Neal Bhatnagar, Andrea Bird, Jennifer Bracken, Trevor Braukman, Emily Burch, Erin Carney, Tristan Cook, Kelly Crotty, Graeme Daley, Joshua Damaska, Cory Davis, Cassie Diesel, Cassandra Dorl, Sarah Fasce, Nicholas Fields, Debra Fricke, Kimberly Gelhaus, Joseph Gettinger, Kelly Greiwe, Erika Hall, Justine Harrison, Laura Hattendorf, Allison Heimbrock, Laura Hils, Michael Iacono, Eric Jacobson, Kimberly Jauch, Shauna Johnson, Janice Kavanaugh, Keisha Kemper, Mariam Khan, Yasser Khan, Susan Kotowski, Kate Kuykendall, Katherine Leblond, Elizabeth Lerner, Burton Leslie, Margaret Lewis, Lucas Lindsell, Alexander Linser, Lakiem Lockery, Jennifer Logan, Phirin Lorth, Stephanie Martin, Neha Matta, Brian McDonnell, Kristen Meyer, Krista Moore, Sarah Murphy, Megan Narad, Brent Newbold, Scott Nichting, Kelley O’Brien, Elizabeth Parkhouse, Vanessa Peck, Keri Penn, Joseph Piccione, Jennifer Puthoff, Emily Reardon, Lauren Reid, Margo Rosen, Zane Ruben, Chris Rust, Danicia Scheidt, Katherine Shreffler, Joseph Simon, Danny Spears, Phoebe Strohmaier, Rick Susner, Lindsey Thielen, Kimthu Tran, Tiffany Viox, Brittany Wagner, Martha Walter, Paul Weisman, Michelle Welborne, Teddy Woodhouse, Andrew Woods, Marites Woon, Cheryl Youngblood and Natalie Younger. • Ohio University – Abby Silberhorn, Anna Wines, Mark Thompson, Scott Hunter, Laura Flannery.

nication are key to any leader,” she said. Quattrone replaces Lisa Huey, who served as director of pupil services for four years. Huey is moving to Washington, D.C.

Madeira student active in summer program Many college students use summer to earn extra cash, travel and relax. For 20 Xavier University students, it is a time of intense learning and service in Greater Cincinnati. The 20 are part of Xavier’s Summer Service Internship Program, now in its 16th year. The program, which helps the interns serve at area nonprofits and community agencies, offers interns stipends and free housing in Xavier’s Brockman Residence Hall. The students spend nine weeks, from May 24 through July 30, working at 20 different agencies for 35 hours each week. The work sites include Healthy Moms and Babes, United Cerebral Palsy, Stepping Stones Center, Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education and Clovernook Center. Laura Wallace of Madeira is a senior communication arts major at Xavier with minors in business and environmental studies. She is working at Stop AIDS (www.avoc.org). “Interns participating in the Summer Service program are well positioned to engage in a variety of social justice issues that affect the Cincinnati community and populations that have been historically marginalized,” said Bianca Callejas, Summer Service student coordinator.

“Ultimately, they develop a critical framework that will allow them to analyze systems and structures that cause oppression.” Students keep journals to reflect on their work and attend weekly dinner and community reflection sessions. They spent time before work started preparing themselves for their experience.

“The Summer Service Internship Program is making a positive impact on the lives of our students and on the people in the agencies served by the program,” said The Rev. Michael J. Graham, president of Xavier University. “We greatly appreciate the support of our funders and look forward to continuing this service to our community in the future.”

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The Moeller High School golf team features one of the most experienced lineups in program history as the Crusaders return seven of their top eight players from 2009’s state-qualifying team. “This could be a really, realDorn ly good team,” head coach Rick Bohne said. “There’s still a lot of work that needs to be done and golf is a funny game because there’s no defense. Once we get into the season and get some identity as these guys develop a sense of who they are as a team, we can do pretty well.” Moeller has been to the state tournament for eight consecutive seasons, the longest active streak in Division I, and Moeller has the talent to return to the state tournament again in 2010. The Crusaders return a number of standout players, led by 2009 state runner-up Andrew Dorn. “It’s hard to believe he’s a senior,” Bohne said. “He will probably graduate as the best player we’ve ever had. He’s been terrific for us.” Bohne said the returning players have all had productive summers. Michael Wolf, another standout for Moeller, has won

Other players to watch Megan Tenhundfeld, Ursuline Brooke VanSkaik, Madeira Stephen Beamer, Madeira David Johnson, Madeira James O’Conner, Madeira

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several national tournaments. Michael Irwin is another returning standout for the Crusaders who has also had a strong summer, according to Bohne. Alex Pietrandrea won the Junior Met tournament this summer and Jackson Lee, another returning Crusader starter, won the city championship in a CRC tournament this summer. Andrew O’Bryan and Luke Wilken are two more returning contributors for Moeller this season. “Last year we were kind of an inexperienced team and had two kids coming back and a lot of underclassmen,” Bohne said. “Now they know what it takes and what a grind the postseason is. I learned last year we have a lot of competitors and a lot of kids that are dedicated and committed to making this work.” Bohne said there will be some stiff competition in the city and district, citing St. Xavier and Elder as two strong teams just in the GCL-South. Centerville will be another strong team at the district level for Moeller to deal with. Bohne said he is looking forward to the start of the season and said this may be one of the deepest teams he’s had. “This could be as deep as our 2003 team, which finished third at state,” Bohne said. “We had nine really good players that year. We’ve had teams with a comparable top five but the 2003 team had much better players in the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth spots.

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Moeller’s Jackson Lee hits out of a bunker at the Ohio State High School golf tournament in 2009. This team could be like that one. There’s good competition and guys know they can’t sit on what happened last year because

there’s always someone behind you pushing for that position. “That’s how you get good and it makes teams better and it’s one

of the things we’ve excelled at over the years,” Bohne said. “It should be a fun season and we’ll have to earn everything we get.”

Girls lead Braves cross country By Mark Chalifoux

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The Indian Hill girls’ cross country team should be one of the strongest teams in the Cincinnati Hills League this fall. The Braves return a number of talented runners, led by junior Elizabeth Heinbach, who finished fourth in the state in 2009. “The girls should be good,” Indian Hill head coach Susan Savage said. “She’ll be one of the top runners in the state.” The Braves return most of the team from a year ago that won the CHL title and the district championship in the same year for the first time in program history. Indian Hill returns sophomore Blair Powers, senior Tori Saba, junior Adrian Horton, junior Sarah Rosenblum and senior Danielle Zucker. Savage said this is the largest girls’ team she’s

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Other runners to watch • Alanah Hall, Cincinnati Country Day – Hall is a senior captain

and a returning state qualifier for the Indians. • Kyle Kistinger, Cincinnati Country Day – returning state qualifier for the Indians, the junior is also a team captain. • Jenna Luthman, Madeira – a returning regional qualifier for the Amazons. • Kevin Teran, Madeira – One of the top runners as a junior for Madeira, the senior should be poised for a strong 2010. • Justin Dehan, Madeira – Another strong returning runner for the Mustangs.

more runners to keep an eye on. “It should be an interesting season,” Savage said. Heinbach, Powers, Horton and Zucker all posted times that were top-10 in the CHL in 2009. Heinbach will be a runner to watch in this region as she could be a contender for the state title. “There aren’t too many in her category,” Savage said. “There are a lot of things that go into winning a state title, but if things go her way, she’s definitely capable of it. She’s a very

good runner.” The Braves have never had a state champ. The boys’ team will have more question marks heading into the season as they will be without their top runner from 2009, Mack Rice. Rice, also an elite-level swimmer, has decided to focus full-time on swimming. Rice was one of the top runners in the CHL in 2009. Among the leading returners for Indian Hill will be senior Thomas Ernst. Ernst was another of the CHL’s top runners in 2009. The first meet of the season is Aug. 28 at the Brian Plasman-Fairfield Invitational. The biggest regular season meet falls on Oct. 2 as the team competes in the St. Xavier Invitational. The CHL championship, which is the start of the postseason, is Oct. 16 at Sharon Woods. “Hopefully the kids have been doing what they were supposed to be doing in the summer so they are in decent shape for conditioning,” Savage said. “I’m excited for the start of the season.”

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Meredith goes Midwest

Meredith Breda of Indian Hill, left, shows off her second-place trophy she won in the girls’ 12s Doubles Division in the Ohio Valley Tennis Association Qualifier Tournament, June 12-15. She, along with Natalie Allen of Beavercreek, on left, will compete in the Midwest Junior Closed Outdoor Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich., June 26-July 1.

SIDELINES Baseball tryouts

The Cincy Chargers 14U American Division of SWOL is conducting open baseball tryouts for the 2010 season. Tryouts will be at Field No. 15 of the Clete McDaniel Sports Complex (formerly Solzman Fields). Tryout dates/times are: 6:30 p.m., Aug. 5; 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 7; and 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8. For further information, call Geoff Blankenship at 237-1851.

Softball tryouts

The Cincy Slammers Fastpitch Softball Club is having tryouts for its 2010 -2011 teams Saturdays, Aug. 7 and 14. Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 15. Cincy Slammers is a select travel softball club for girls wishing to take their game to a higher level. Tryouts for the 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U teams will start at 10 a.m. Tryouts for the 8U and 10U teams will start at 1 p.m. Players should arrive a half-hour early to fill out registration paperwork and warm up. Players should bring their equipment with them. Girls trying out for pitching and catching positions will stay slightly longer. Visit cincyslammers.org, or contact Michelle Ripperger at mripperger@cinci.rr.com.

Sunday, Aug. 8, and 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, at Riverside Park in Anderson Township. The cost for players is $120 plus $55 for MLB Jersey and hat (for new players). Call John Gruenberg at 254-8221 or email johngruenberg@fuse.net. The website for Anderson MSBL is www.eteamz.com/anderson_msbl.

Concussion testing

Dr. John Brannan of Beacon Orthopedics is launching pre-season concussion testing for fall sports in local schools.

The computerized program, called ImPACT, is a neuropsychiatric evaluation. It is non-invasive and usually takes less than 10 minutes. The preseason testing measures baseline data; if the athlete suffers a concussion during the season, this testing serves as a comparison for follow-up care. The coach, head athletic trainer and school IT person set up the program in a class school room or training room. For more information about the concussion program, contact 3543700 or www.beaconortho.com.

The Indian Hill High School girls’ golf team went 21-1 in 2009 and had one of the strongest seasons in program history. The Braves will have a talented team in 2010 but face the challenge of replacing five seniors from the 2009 team. “We lost some outstanding players, but we will be a good team,” head coach Cynthia Annett said. Indian Hill returns three quality players in sophomore Jackie Trott and juniors Anna Closser and McKenna Kornman. Indian Hill will also have an experienced freshman in Pari Keller. “We are gaining a very good freshman so I’m counting on her to help pick up the slack from the top seniors we lost,” Annett said. “The three returning players have been playing in a lot of tournaments this summer and Pari has as well. She may have played in the most tournaments this summer and that work is important.” The team will have a new sophomore in Samantha Berten and she’ll also help fill out the team. Numbers are a slightly bigger

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concern for Annett this season as she anticipates only having five girls on the team to star the season. “There’s a possibility more may show up but otherwise we’ll be sort of a small team,” Annett said. “We’re small but mighty.” The team will have a different look from the 2009 squad as the Braves will be without a senior this season. That means the team has more time to come together and really develop. “For the returning girls, this is their second season and I’m looking forward to watching all of them grow over the season,” Annett said. “Next year we’ll be even better but we’ll need everyone this season with

only five players.” The team will be at a slight disadvantage without a sixth player but Annett said she thinks the Braves will have another good season. “I don’t think it will be much of a problem for the returning girls to step into the leadership roles and Pari Keller has some good experience so she should help replace some of the scoring we lost,” Annett said. “She (Keller) was one of the better players on the boys’ team in eighth grade so I think she can have success at this level.” “I’m very excited to start the season,” Annett said. “It’s going to be challenging but I think we’ll do well.”

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Warm welcome … or maybe not Visitors to Cincinnati.com/ Columbiatownship posted these comments to a story about three Louisville businessmen planning to open a massive alternative shopping outlet by early August for small retailers at the former Walmart site along Highland Avenue: “I signed up with Peddlers Mart a few weeks ago and I have been impressed with their co-retailing concept. Small independent retailers like me can open a second location at Peddlers Mart and not have to work the store every day. I simply send my staff over once or twice a week to restock. It’s much better than a weekend flea market because they are open daily and they have a lot of upscale retailers in there so I don’t have to worry about my merchandise being next to a bunch of junk. “I went in there in Friday and it was like Grand Central station, and they haven’t even opened yet. They open Aug. 1. One of the owners told me they looked at over 100 locations around the country, and the Highland Avenue location was the top choice because of the population, ease of access to I-71, and the fact that a very busy Home Depot is right next door. “Great concept for Cincinnati. Can’t wait to start making money at it. They said in the future Peddlers.com will allow me to sell as well.” BargainsNow “A bunch of specialty shops think they are going to make it at a location where Walmart could not. Good luck.” navrat “Walmart moved to a bigger location

CH@TROOM July 21 questions

What suggestions do you have for how Deer Park, Indian Hill and Madeira school districts can cut their budgets to make up for the potential loss of tax revenue because of a Duke appeal? “Personally, this is all very disturbing to me. If I did not pay what Duke invoiced me for and I told them that I would withhold it until my appeal is heard and decided upon by the courts do any of your readers actually and truly do think that they would keep my gas and electric utilities ongoing and running? “If any of the schools – Deer Park, Indian Hill, Madeira – mentioned in your question of the week cannot operate efficiently without a full contribution from Duke, how would they operate – by assessing us voters and property owning taxpayers for more levies to fund their school operations? “In this terrible economy, we think that we must all do with less. We have to operate on a budget. Would anyone help me and for how long if I said to Duke that I would not pay and was withholding a lot of my payment pending my court case with them? “It appears that Duke is being treated like some sort of celebrity status and they want us to make it out to be that we should be honored they are paying something, rather than their full rightful share? So now, folks, is it to be that their glass or our glass is half full or half empty as that saying goes?” Doing With Less Because of Duke Should Congress extend unemployment benefits? Why or why not? For how long? “How shameful is it that the Senate earlier adjourned without voting upon it and waited until

because the success they had on Highland Avenue.” BargainsNow “That old Highland Walmart was so trashy and dirty, we quit going years ago. Just the fact that the store had to hire private security that cruised the lot in a patrol car, ought to tell you something about the clientele there. The Home Depot next door is a pit, too.” tig1968 “Make sense that junk dealers will be taking over this former Walmart. Anyone who buys any of the junk will get what they pay for. After a day of junk shopping, make sure to stop for a sack of White Castle burgers as you leave.” fanafg “Walmart moved so they could expand the store into a Super Wal Mart, plain and simple. It had nothing to do with the shoppers or crime. They have the same shoppers at the new loaction. “Typically Walmart doesn’t sell or lease their old buildings in order to keep competition away, so at least the building won’t sit there as yet another empty building. “If you don’t like the concept of the new business, the answer is simple – don’t go there. Don’t shop at Home Depot, and please don’t patronize the White Castle either.” EducatedAA

Tax bond, or tax bind? Visitors to Cincinnati.com/ Deerpark postes these comments about the Deer Park school district’s November bond issue to raise money to build a new elementary school and

Next questions Current construction along Galbraith Road in Deer Park and Sycamore Township will include sidewalks connecting the neighborhoods to Kenwood Towne Centre. Would you be likely to use those sidewalks and walk to the Towne Centre? Why or why not? How much of a difference will Terrell Owens makes for the Bengals, both on the field and off the field? Every week The Suburban Life asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to suburban@communitypress.com with Chatroom in the subject line. their most recent recess was over to vote upon it again? “This time it passed! “Rather than vote for a change for something good and positive for the millions of Americans to help them during this terrible economic recession/depression, many Republicans voted against it. How would those that voted against it feel if they were unemployed at all, let alone long term? “Would they not expect someone to help them? Remember – American – includes that phrase ‘I can.’ It is sad that one even has to post to rationalize how we can give away millions to corrupt foreign governments, their rulers, and yet delay and deny our very own. “I am thankful that because of a recent new member to the USA Senate that now we have it restored and it will include retroactive payments to those that truly deserve it – Americans! “To those that think anything less, why not help your fellow American find and procure jobs with living wages and paid benefits? Should we not all try and do our best to help the least of our very own brethern?” Unimpressed With Delays in Unemployment Extension Passage

renovate Deer Park High School: “As both a parent and grad, I have had the opportunity to go into the current buildings. Let’s see where should I start? How about having to run cables across ceilings to power the computers, outdated kitchens and prep areas, lack of work space for the teachers, lack of HVAC equipment, not up to ADA code, etc. Please for the sake of the children vote yes for the bond issue. People you have to remember these buildings are 50 to 100plus years old and are not setup for today’s technology. Let’s build toward the future and make DP a place families want to move to and enroll their kids in. The district has already proven their financial thriftiness by stretching a five-year levy into 10 years. Also, cutting expenses when an elementary principal retired by merging two small schools into one building. Deer Park will always have my vote.” teem48fan “Deer Park Schools already have the sixth highest tax rate in Hamilton County. How many times have taxpayers heard ‘it’s for the kid’s and tax new levy in the same breath.’ We already pay our fair share compared to other school districts. “Adding $220 a year to the $1,620 already being paid per property will put Deer Park at the third highest tax rate in Hamilton County. This will cost the average homeowner $153 a month just in school taxes. For those who live in Deer Park add the following: city operations property tax $30 a month; fire levy $27 a month; city income tax on earnings $81 a month and Hamilton County property tax of $63 a month for a grand total of $354 a month minimum in taxes. Remember Deer Park Citizens are also facing increased tax levies in 2011 for the fire levy, in 2012 the city operations tax levy with possibly an included or separate street tax levy. “Basically the average Deer Park taxpayer is staring at $400 a month in

local taxes. If that’s OK vote yes; if not then better vote no.” coneychef “I agree with teem48fan. I also have children who attend Deer Park City schools and I chose to send them there over one of the surrounding Catholic schools. We need this to pass. Better schools equals more people buying homes in the Deer Park School district. How can you look at all the surrounding school districts and watch them give their kids better schools and not want the same for yours? I work for a company who produces plans and specs for everything that is being built in Cincinnati. It amazes me just how many schools are being built. Cincinnati Public Schools is by far the biggest in building new schools. Why shouldn’t our kids have the same. Deer Park is not a money hungry school district who has a levy on the ballot every year. But, it is time! And I for one will be voting yes!” jonieh “Long before now, if this traffic study would have had any significance, it would have been included with the submissions to those zoning boards I mentioned. At that point, the zoning boards would have informed you of the requirements necessary to obtain a zoning approval according to your intentions for the school. “Resolving traffic issues can easily run into millions of dollars! The school would have to pay any cost associated with fixing traffic issues. It is no different than MSD (the Metropolitan Sewer District) requiring the school to conform to new regulations ... the school has to pay for it. The architects are making a big deal out the $350,000 needed to meet current MSD regulations. That a drop in the bucket compared to the millions it could possibly cost to fix the traffic nightmare so that it

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Zoning games Visitors to Cincinnati.com/ Madeira posted these comments to a story about the Madeira Planning Commission considering a special zoning plan for some residential properties on the east side of Hosbrook Road, just south of Montgomery Road and near property being developed commercially: “The ‘dirty little secret’ not revealed in this story is the fact that this zoning revision acts like it is intended to create a transitional buffer between the commercial and residential property along Hosbrook. However, upon reading the fine print, it is a cleverly disguised zoning revision intended to create zoning that will allow a hotel. Another fine example of the cloak and dagger back room subterfuge brought to the Madeira taxpayer by the Madeira government.” YellowFlashing “So when the hotel is built, what if the economy is still bad and they can’t rent the rooms because people can’t afford to travel? A tax abatement would allow them to lower rates and rent more rooms. Problem solved.” lpm742

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Township fails to display flag

At the July 15 meeting of the Sycamore Township Trustees, resident William F. Smith, a Korean War Veteran, declaimed in a stirring oratorical presentation. He was abraded with the failure of the Sycamore Township trustees and their oversight to have the USA flag displayed out and about many of the major roadways throughout the township for the recently passed Fourth of July national holiday. Tracy Kellums, road superintendent, responded to Mr. Smith that both his road foreman and he were out of town for that event. Does that action justify the absence of flag displays for one of our nation’s greatest national holidays? Mr. Smith continued on that the majority of surrounding communities had an abundance of USA flags displayed, as well as a very small community in an adjacent county. Trustee Tom Weidman indicated that he had had some discus-

sion about it with township employees, while Trustee Cliff Bishop indicated agreement with Mr. Smith. It was stated by township officials that this would not happen, again. I would hope that they might add display of the USA flag as well in multiple township locations besides the Memorial Day Parade, The Fourth, on many a national holiday as well as Flag Day and Veteran’s Day. To me it is much very sad that Mr. Smith and I even have to ‘nag about our (USA) flag,’ and remind the Sycamore Township trustees and their employees about displaying it for all to see on the various national holidays. It is also extremely disappointing for Mr. Smith and I to have to repeatedly object with the desire of a Sycamore Township trustees’ sanctioned event (Blockwatch) designee to have the assemblage omit, rather than recite, the Pledge of Allegiance. What is that all about?

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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 SCHOOLS

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, Aug. 11. Call 946-4400.

INDIAN HILL SCHOOLS

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.

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Students learning acting skills in camp By Amanda Hopkins

KELLY MCBRIDE/STAFF

L.R. Hunley readies the bar at Piccolo in Glendale’s Village Square.

Glendale uncorks wine bar By Kelly McBride kmcbride@communitypress.com

seating. The bar itself is a unique creation, made of concrete tinted a wine color. It features inlaid wine bottle bottoms, inverted and filled with liquid glass. Speckles of glass shards adds pattern to the curved bar. The rear of the wine bar includes cushioned seating for up to six visitors, where customers can uncork a bottle of wine purchased at the adjoining Piazza Discepoli for an additional $5 uncorking fee. “We wanted to make it intimate,” Hunley said. “Like a library or sitting room.” The walls of Piccolo are filled with black and white photos of Glendale, adding a small town feel to the little Italian wine bar.

THINGS TO DO Festival weekend

Deer Park’s Days in the Park Festival expands to three days this year. Hours are 6 p.m. to midnight Friday; 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. There will also be a community worship service beginning at 10:30 a.m. The festival is at Chamberlin Park, 7540 Plainfield Road. St. Margaret of York in Deerfield Township also hosts its annual festival this weekend. Hours are 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday; 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. The Rusty Griswolds play Friday night; The Menus play Saturday, and Second Wind plays Sunday.St. Margaret of York is at 9483 Columbia Road in Deerfield Township.

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Blooms and Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce

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Strawberries and other produce will be available at the Blooms and Berries Farm Market in Loveland. Stand in Loveland has a summer farm market and produce stand. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 697-9173 or visit www.bloomsandberriesfarmmarket.com.

Grill friends

Lake Isabella in Symmes Township, 10174 LovelandMadeira Road, continues its Friday Night Grilllouts this week. Hours are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., wiuth music by the Ben Alexander Trio, Cost ranges from $3.95 to $9.25 and a county parks parking permit is required.

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Madeira Middle School students are staying cool this summer rehearsing for their upcoming musical. Students going into the fifththrough ninth-grades participating in the Summer on Stage theater camp are busy rehearsing for “Seussical Jr.” Sarah Garvey, a “It’s a cool producer of the show opportunity for and a Wal- growth. We give the nut Hills kids roles to help H i g h S c h o o l them grow as g r a d u a t e , actors.” said the Sarah Garvey students Producer, are memoMadeira Middle School rizing their lines and “Summer on Stage” camp also learning advanced acting techniques through theater games, improv and rehearsals. “It’s a cool opportunity for growth,” Garvey said. “We give the kids roles to help them grow as actors.” She said they try to expose the students to all sides of the theater including dancing and singing as well as acting. Garvey and Andy Stoffel, a Madeira High School graduate and the director of the camp, said many of the kids participating have been to the camp before and already working in the theater for plays and musicals during the school year. Both said they hope that the camp increases interest in the theater programs in Madeira schools. The students will perform the musical “Seussical, Jr.” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, through Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Mariemont High School auditorium at 3812 Pocahontas Ave. Tickets will be $7 at the door.

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Madeira High School senior McKenna Flores helps a student from Madeira Middle School get the right form during rehearsal for “Seussical Jr.” during the Summer on Stage theater camp at the high school on July 8. The students will perform the musical at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, through Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Mariemont High School auditorium, 3812 Pocahontas Ave.

Madeira Middle School students rehearse “Seussical Jr.” during the Summer on Stage theater camp at the high school on July 8. The students will perform the musical at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, through Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Mariemont High School auditorium, 3812 Pocahontas Ave.

AMANDA HOPKINS/STAFF

Two local Girl Scouts earn Gold Award Sarah Hayes and Carolyn Raithel, both of Blue Ash, recently received the esteemed Girl Scout Gold Award from Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest award that Girls Scout ages 14-18 may earn. The efforts put forth to earn this award express a special commitment by the recipient to herself, her community and her future. The required steps for this award are chosen to help the Girl Scout develop skills, practice leadership, explore career possibilities and learn more about herself. The final step in

earning this award is the Gold Award Project. This project is an extension and a combination of all that the recipient has learned through previous Girl Scout program activities. To achieve the Gold Award, candidates are required to complete 30 hours in a community leadership role, 40 hours of job shadowing and career exploration, and 65 hours in developing and leading the Gold Award project. A criterion for the project includes community involvement outside of the Girl Scout structure, being innovative, and project sustainability.

In partnership with 14,000 adult volunteers, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio serves nearly 50,000 girl members in 32 counties throughout western Ohio and southeastern Indiana. Chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA, the premier organization for and leading authority on girls, Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. To volunteer your time, make a donation, or find out more, call 4891025, 800-537-6241, or visit www.girlscoutsofwesternohio.org.

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Its name may reflect the size of the room, but Piccolo wine bar boasts the largest selection in the Midwest. Piccolo, which means “small” in Italian, recently opened adjacent to Piazza Discepoli Wine Merchants in Glendale’s Village Square. Customers can enjoy 30 varieties of wine by the glass or by the taste, or a selection of 40 half bottles. In addition to wine, Piccolo serves specialty beer, wine cocktails and light snacks. “We complement the area restaurants by offering an alternative for before or after dinner,” said L.R. Hunley, Piccolo manager. Hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday noon to 11 p.m. Piccolo is closed Sunday and Monday, except when private events are scheduled. The wine bar, at 700 square feet, serves about 24 in the main area, which includes a bar and separate

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AUDITIONS

2010-2011 Season, 6-9 p.m., The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Offices, 5020 Oaklawn Drive, Ages 9 and up and adults. Prepare monologue two minutes or less. Prepare a song-bring sheet music. Accompanist provided. Bring head shot and resume. Dress to dance. Bring conflicts’ schedule. Detailed descriptions at website. By appointment. Productions: “How I Became a Pirate,” Oct. 15-23; “Holiday Follies 2: A Visit to North Pole,” Dec. 3-12; “Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids,” Feb. 18-26; and “Disney Peter Pan Jr.,” April 1-9. Registration required. 5698080; www.thechildrenstheatre.com. Oakley.

EDUCATION

Fresh Air School, 10 a.m.-noon, Meade House, 11887 Lebanon Road, Fun with Herbs. Children learn about food and where it comes from, cooking, plus international activities and crafts all while getting some fresh air. Ages 4-10. Must be accompanied by an adult. Family friendly. $10 per class; $9 Symmes Township resident. Registration required. Presented by Cincinnati Horticultural Society. 872-5193; www.cincyflowershow.com. Symmes Township.

FARMERS MARKET

Madeira Farmers’ Market, 3:30-7:30 p.m., City of Madeira, Intersection of Dawson and Miami. Wide variety of locally and sustainably grown foods, made-fromscratch goodies and various artisanal products. Presented by Madeira Farmers Market. 623-8058; www.madeirafarmersmarket.com. Madeira.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Movement for Flexibility, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, Movement class to help with keeping joints flexible, lengthening muscles for vitality, increasing blood circulation, mind body coordination and balance. Bring towel. Ages 55 and up. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township. F R I D A Y, A U G . 6

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.

FARMERS MARKET

Blooms and Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 6979173; www.bloomsandberriesfarmmarket.com. Loveland. Turner Farm, 9 a.m., Turner Farm, 561-7400; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill.

FESTIVALS

Days in the Park Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, Chamberlain Park, 7640 Plainfield Road, Music by Prizoner. Family friendly festival with carnival rides, food, children’s games and music. Benefits Deer Park Park Board. Through Aug. 8. 794-8860. Deer Park.

FOOD & DRINK

Friday Night Grillouts, 5-8 p.m., Lake Isabella, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Music by Ben Alexander Trio 6-8 p.m. Outdoor covered patio or air-conditioned dining area. Includes specialty, a la carte and children’s dinners. Music, fishing demonstrations and naturalist’s wildlife programs. $3.95-$9.25; parking permit required. Through Sept. 3. 791-1663; www.greatparks.org. Symmes Township.

HOME & GARDEN

Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; www.grannysgardenschool.com. Loveland.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

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

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Blue Ash Concert Series, 8-11 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Oldies by Ohh La La. Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259; www.blueash.com. Blue Ash.

MUSIC - JAZZ

Steve Barone, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Dilly Cafe, With jazz duo. 561-5233. Mariemont. The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s, 6771993; www.tonysofcincinnati.com. Symmes Township.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Dan Davidson, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 7

AUDITIONS

2010-2011 Season, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Offices, Registration required. 569-8080; www.thechildrenstheatre.com. Oakley.

FARMERS MARKET

Blooms and Berries Farm Market and Summer Produce Stand, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Blooms & Berries Farm Market, 697-9173; www.bloomsandberriesfarmmarket.com. Loveland. Turner Farm, 9 a.m., Turner Farm, 561-7400; www.turnerfarm.org. Indian Hill. Montgomery Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Downtown Heritage District Public Parking Lot, Shelly Lane and Straight Street, Locally grown and organic produce, meats, pastries, granola and more. Weekly demonstrations include cooking, composting and nutrition. Free. Presented by Montgomery Farmers’ Market. 535-1514. Montgomery.

FESTIVALS

Days in the Park Festival, 4 p.m.-midnight, Chamberlain Park, Music by The Rusty Griswolds. 794-8860. Deer Park.

HISTORIC SITES

Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1-4:30 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. 683-5692; www.lovelandmuseum.org. Loveland.

HOME & GARDEN

Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; www.grannysgardenschool.com. Loveland.

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ON STAGE - COMEDY

Dan Davidson, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, Ages 21 and up. $12. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

RECREATION

Lady Distance Classic 5K/10K & Family Festival, 7:15 a.m., Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road, Runners, 7:15 a.m. Walkers and Strollers, at 7:18 a.m. Check-in begins 6 a.m. Race: women and children only. Family festival, 7:30-11 a.m. Includes women’s health information, health screenings, sports clothing fashion show, pony rides, moon bounce, tattoo art and hands on activities. Classic rock music by John Fox and Suzanne Arnold. Benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Cervical Cancer Prevention Project. $30 for women’s 5K/10K; $20 Girls Power 5K/10K; $10 Balega Lil’ Bug Kids Fun Run. Registration required. Call 793-8383; www.ladydistanceclassic.com. Blue Ash.

SHOPPING

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Community Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Vincent Ferrer School, 7754 Montgomery Road, Gymnasium. All items remaining at end of sale donated to St. Vincent de Paul. Benefits St. Vincent Ferrer School PTO. Presented by St. Vincent Ferrer PTO. 791-6320. Sycamore Township.

SPECIAL EVENTS

What Flows from the River, 6-7 p.m., Little Miami Scenic River and Trail Center, 211 Railroad Ave., Music by Ron Esposito, Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls and Kalimba, 6-7 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair. Art, culture, music, recreation, science, wildlife events in the afternoons. Free. Presented by Little Miami Inc. 893-4453; www.littlemiami.com. Loveland. S U N D A Y, A U G . 8

COOKING CLASSES

Granny’s Sunday Supper, 6-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 LovelandMadeira Road, Harvest and cook meal with guest chef. $15, free ages 4 and under. Registration required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; www.grannysgardenschool.com. Loveland.

FESTIVALS

Days in the Park Festival, 3 p.m.-9 p.m., Chamberlain Park, Community worship service and free lunch at 10:30 a.m. Music by The Sco Daddies. 794-8860. Deer Park.

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

HISTORIC SITES

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

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Loveland Concerts in the Park, 6 p.m., Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., Music by Midnight Special. Presented by City of Loveland. 683-0150; www.lovelandoh.com. Loveland.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Dan Davidson, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Shakespeare in the Park, 7 p.m., McDonald Commons, 7455 Dawson Road, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Coolers, picnics, bottle of wine, blankets and chairs welcome. City provides chairs for performance. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. 5617228; www.cincyshakes.com. Madeira. M O N D A Y, A U G . 9

FOOD & DRINK

Taste the Harvest, 10-11 a.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 LovelandMadeira Road, Taste samplings of the harvest created by student chefs from the Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; www.grannysgardenschool.com. Loveland.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

PROVIDED.

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, at McDonald Commons Park, Madeira. The performance is free, but guests should bring seating. For more information, call 385-7500 or visit www.cincyshakes.com. Pictured from a previous production of the play are Audrey Bertaux-Skeirik as Puck, Liz Carey as Titania and Bill Chace as Bottom.

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

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. CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. 351-5005. Kenwood.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Exercise for Injury Prevention, 10-11 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Information on proper and safe progressions: delayed onset muscle soreness and the RICE method for treatment options and importance of doing it. Family friendly. $20. Registration required. 985-6732. Montgomery.

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EXERCISE CLASSES

Zumba, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Cincy Dance Studio, 8143 Camargo Road, Suite B, $10. Registration required. 859-630-7040; www.cincydance.com. Madeira. Israeli Folk Dancing, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, $5 per session. 444-8514. Amberley Village.

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EXERCISE CLASSES

Tai Chi Class, 1-2 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, Instructed Tai Chi for beginners with Jennifer. Family friendly. Free. Reservations required. 2472100. Symmes Township.

HOME & GARDEN

Nutrition and Fitness 101, 9:30-11:30 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn up-to-date dietary and exercise guidelines from registered dietitian and personal trainer. Discover ways to jump start fitness plan. Family friendly. $20. Registration required. 985-6732. Montgomery.

Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; www.grannysgardenschool.com. Loveland.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Tuesday Concerts in the Park, 7-9 p.m., Blue Ash Nature Park, 4433 Cooper Road, Ohio Military Band. Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259; www.blueash.com. Blue Ash.

SENIOR CITIZENS

Fun Fit & Balanced, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, Learn to reduce risk of falling. Use chairs, tables, music, balls and more to learn simple ways to increase strength, coordination, endurance and balance. Ages 55 and up. Free. 247-2100. Symmes Township.

Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Aspiring comics, amateurs and professionals take the stage. Ages 18 and up. $5. Reservations required. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.

RECREATION

Youth Pool Party, 7-10 p.m., Brookside Swim and Tennis Club, 4400 Sycamore Road, DJ, open swim, activities and snack bar. For grades 5-8. $6, $4 members. 891-9832; www.brooksideswimandtennisclub.com. Sycamore Township.

HOME & GARDEN

Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 5133242873; www.grannysgardenschool.com. Loveland.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Open Mic Night, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Free. 6979705. Loveland.

PUBLIC HOURS

Play Me, I’m Yours, 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Mayerson JCC, Free. 761-7500. Amberley Village.

SENIOR CITIZENS PROVIDED

The Jonas Brothers perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, at Riverbend Music Center. The guest performer is Demi Lovato. Tickets are $99.50, $69.50 and $20 lawn. Call 800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Zumba Gold, 10-11 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 11316 Montgomery Road, Designed for those not used to exercising, older adults or those with physical limitations. Free. 2472100. Symmes Township.

PROVIDED

The Greater Cincinnati Radio Control Club hosts its 50th Annual Flying Circus from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 7-8, at the Butler County Regional Airport, 2820 Bobmeyer Road, Hamilton. The radio control model air show will include such aircraft as a space shuttle, World War I and II planes engaged in battles, and Sponge Bob and Harry Potter taking to the air. For information, visit www.gcrcc.net or call 608-8521.


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Here are ten rules for being human Father Lou is off this week. The Community Press is running a column that was orginally published Jan. 3, 2007.

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or dislike it, but it’s yours for life. Make friends with it, respect it, and listen to it. Your body always tells you many truths about yourself. 2. There are no mistakes, only lessons. You are made to grow, and growth is a process of trial and error, learning, and moving on. The pains of past failures are even more a teacher than the joys of gains and successes. Live and learn! 3. A lesson will be repeated until it is learned. Realize that

you cannot keep performing the same behavior and expect different results. Who, or whatever, hurts you and goes against your true growth, let go of and move on. Wise up! 4. The most important things in life are loving relationships. Your Creator’s initial advice was, “It is not good to be alone.” That was not advice against enjoying solitude but a warning about being unconnected and emotionally alone. Being in orbit around your own ego makes a mighty small world and a selfish person. Care about others! Learn to love! 5. Other people can serve as mirrors. The significant traits you like or despise about another per-

son frequently reflect something unconscious you like or despise about yourself - but which you find it hard to admit. Know thyself! 6. Whether it’s a place or a time of life, “there” is not always better than “here.” Too often the best seems to be happening “there.” But if you get “there” it then becomes a “here” and you will likely yearn for another “there” that seems better than “here.” Don’t always be living looking at a “there.” Always appreciate the “here,” the “now!” 7. Every human person has many aspects: body, soul, mind and heart. Leaving any part of yourself undeveloped produces a lop-sided and unfulfilled

person. To the extent that you develop all the parts of your humanness makes your life either a work of art or a blurred picture. Become more whole! 8. The most wonderful part of you lies deep within. It’s called “soul,” or “core,” or “true self.” It starts talking to you the loudest in the second half of your life. If you listen, it will impart wisdom, truths, and exquisite understanding you’ve never had before. If you don’t listen, you’ll miss the meaning of your life. Don’t be afraid to reflect! To listen! 9. You create your own climate. That’s because of the power of the thoughts you entertain, the attitudes you keep, the choices you make. Gripe and think nega-

tively and your life will always Father Lou be overcast and Guntzelman dark. Appreciate, and you’ll Perspectives start noticing the many good things you have. You get the emotional climate you develop. Why rain on yourself? 10. There are many “important” things in this life, and there are a few things that are really “essential.” Never, never exchange the essential for the important. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ communitypress.com or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

Be careful before purchasing appliance warranty I’m seeing more and more companies these days offering warranties that claim to cover all your home appliances. But, is it a good idea to sign up, or are you better off saving your money and just paying for repairs as needed? It’s not unusual to find a whole house appliance warranty offered by the seller when you looking to buy an existing house. Now some national firms, and even some local appliance repair shops, have begun offering this to all. Sherri Burton of Amelia received an ad from a national company for such a warranty for about $40 a

m o n t h and said it looked like a great deal. “ I f something w e n t r o n g Howard Ain w you were Hey Howard! to contact them and you got a claim number. I guess they subcontract. They would come out here. I would pay a $75 deductible,” said Burton. Soon after signing up she encountered a problem with her stove and called, but was very surprised at the response she received. “Bottom line, they didn’t

want to fix it. They just wanted to replace a knob and then, if something else went wrong, they’d have to come back here and fix it,” she said. Burton had to pay the $75 deductible but says she just went out and bought a new stove. Next, Burton’s furnace started making a lot of noise so she again called the warranty company. A repairman came out but, “He said as long as the furnace was running he can’t do anything. It has to not be running,” she said. The furnace then started overheating so she called again. “He turned the furnace

on and said, ‘As long as the furnace is running there’s nothing I can do.’ I said, ‘Would you like a Coke because after it kicks on the second or third time it’s going to overheat?’ Well, it did,” said Burton. Burton was then told the repairman couldn’t fix the furnace because he couldn’t get parts since it was too old. But now, in the warm summer weather, the air conditioner is also overheating so she can’t get her house cool. “I thought it was going to be a great company for $40 a month, $75 deductible,” said Burton. “It’s about saving me money, but appar-

ently it’s about making them money.” The company wouldn’t respond to my phone calls so I had Burton file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. The company has responded to complaints filed with the bureau. After Burton filed her complaint, the warranty company sent out another repairman to check the furnace. He found the problem was with the blower motor and it had to be replaced. Burton had to pay $500, but the new motor solved the problem. Now Burton is trying to get back that $500 from the warranty compa-

ny. The Better Business Bureau says it’s received about 700 complaints about this company from people who say the firm would not pay for needed repairs. In response, the company says consumers need to read the contract thoroughly and fully understand exactly what’s included and what’s excluded. Bottom line, you need to be very careful before agreeing to any of these warranties. 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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August 4, 2010

Rub shoulders with old-fashioned pork barbeque Our little flock of chickens has one less member today. And it’s my fault. L a s t Rita night, I Heikenfeld forgot to Rita’s kitchen lock the chickens in their pen. This morning, when I went out to feed them, I saw a trail of white feathers leading down to the river bank. Not a good sign – I immediately thought “raccoons.” And that’s how our only white feathered hen, “Whitey,” as the kids called her, met her untimely demise. So you can understand when I say I just don’t feel like sharing any recipes today for, you guessed it: chicken.

Easy pork shoulder for barbeque

There’s an old-fashioned type of meat that folks are starting to rediscover.

It’s fresh pork shoulder (and when it’s smoked it’s sometimes called cottage ham or smoked pork butt). I use it to make goetta since it has a nice layer of fat which keeps the goetta moist. (See sidebar on Glier’s Goettafest.) I also use it to make barbeque. It’s so delicious that I’ll save some of the roasted pork to serve for supper before I make the barbecue, and serve it with boiled noodles. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Score the fat on top of a boneless pork shoulder, about 5 to 7 pounds. Season with salt and pepper and place, fat side up, in a Dutch oven or roasting pan with about a cup of water. Roast until some of the fat has melted, about an hour. Remove pan and reduce temperature to 350 degrees. Tightly cover pan with foil or a lid. Cook about three to four hours more, or until meat is tender enough to shred with forks. When cool enough to handle, remove fat if you want and shred meat into

1 cup onion, chopped

Dressing:

Bring to a boil, then simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or so, until slightly thickened:

COURTESY RITA HEIKENFELD.

Rita clips the blooms off fresh basil to keep the plant focused on its leaves. bite size pieces. This freezes well. To serve, stir in favorite barbecue sauce to taste, and heat until hot throughout.

Rita’s do-ahead marinated slaw

This is delicious with the barbecue, and a bit different than the norm.

Salad:

Combine and set aside while making dressing: 6-8 cups shredded cabbage or cole slaw mix 2 carrots, sliced thin or shredded 1 bell pepper, chopped

1 cup sugar 1 cup cider vinegar 1 ⁄2 cup water 2 teaspoons mustard seed (optional but good) or 1 ⁄2 teaspoon celery seed (also optional) Pour dressing over cabbage mixture. Cover and refrigerate four hours or overnight. Stir before serving.

Tips from Rita’s garden

Harvesting basil: Be sure and snip the flower heads that are forming on basil. Otherwise, energy will go into the flowers and seeds, and leaf production will suffer. The flowers of all culinary herbs are edible. (I do let one plant go to seed for next year’s crop). Roasted whole plum tomatoes: These make a delicious sauce for pasta.

You can also freeze them up to six months. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Toss tomatoes with a bit of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Lay in single layer on rimmed baking sheets. If you have some fresh thyme, tuck several sprigs in between the tomatoes. Bake until they burst, about 45 to 60 minutes, rotating pans halfway through. Let cool, then coarsely chop.

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Salsa verde at Rincon Mexicano restaurant in Eastgate. For Denise Martinez. “I have tried several different recipes and can’t seem to duplicate the one at Rincon.” Applespice Junction’s chicken tortilla soup. For Amy. “I cannot figure out how to duplicate this chain restaurant’s soup.” She said it has a little spice flavor, and thicker than other chicken tortilla soups. The Polo Grille’s corn and tomato salsa and Bravo!’s original focaccia bread and dipping oil. For Jane in Montgomery. She said the salsa looked pretty simple

Goettafest

The 10th annual Glier’s Goettafest will be held Friday through Sunday, Aug. 6-8, at Newport’s Riverfront Levee, just down the steps from the Newport Aquarium. Look for the return of the popular Goetta Toss and the Goetta Slide games. Proceeds from the games will go to the Covington charity, Welcome House. Also be sure to check out www.goettafest.com for menu and entertainment listings. with roasted corn, tomatoes, garlic salt. “So good.” And about Bravo!’s focaccia, Jane said they changed their recipe and it’s not nearly as good as the original, which she thinks may have had mashed potatoes in it. Like Panera Bread’s black bean soup. For MaryAlice Staats, a Forest Hills Journal reader. “There are a couple in some of my cookbooks but none that compare with theirs. Any help would be appreciated.” Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community press.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

Jewish Hospital Mobile Mammography offers upcoming dates The Jewish Hospital mobile mammography van has set its August schedule. Screening mammograms on the van take only 15 minutes or less. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 513686-3300. Most appointment times are between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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Schedule of local stops:

• Deerfield Township, Deerfield Towne Centre,

5305 Deerfield Blvd., Monday, Aug. 16 • Fountain Square, 500 Vine St., Thursday, Aug. 12 • Evendale, Walgreen’s, 3105 Glendale-Milford Road, Wednesday, Aug. 18 • Norwood, Rookwood Commons, I-71 North at Smith Edwards Road exit, Wednesday, Aug. 25

• Symmes Township, Shops at Harpers Point, 11340 Montgomery Road, Friday, Aug. 27 Screening mammograms are usually a covered benefit with most insurance carriers. For best coverage, patients should verify that The Jewish Hospital is an in-network provider with

their insurance carrier. For women who are uninsured or underinsured (have high deductibles), financial assistance programs are available. Call 513-686-3310 for more information. All mammograms are read by the expert radiologists of Professional Radiology Inc. And, because a

second look can mean a second chance, all of our mammograms are doublechecked by the R2 ImageChecker, a computer aided detection system that detects 23.4 percent more breast cancer than mammography alone. Both the patient and her physician receive a copy of the results.


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Jewish Vocational Service celebrates 70 years Jewish Vocational Service of Blue Ash is celebrating its 70th anniversary. Here, Peter Bloch, president of the organization, discusses the past and future of the group. Bloch In what month and year was Jewish Vocational Service founded? “JVS was founded in May 1940.”

Where was it founded? “Our first office was on the sixth floor at Fourth and Walnut downtown (Cincinnati).” Who founded it? “JVS was founded by a group of businessmen in the Jewish community who wanted to address the needs of immigrants arriving from Europe by providing them with work, English lessons, and acculturation assistance. Two staff people served six people who were paid to bag and weigh nails or nuts and bolts.” What does Jewish Vocational Service do? “JVS provides a range

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President Peter Bloch cuts the ribbon during a recent ceremony marking the renovation of the Jewish Vocational Service facility in Blue Ash. The organization also is celebrating its 70th anniversary. Jewish Vocational Service provides vocational and educational help to people having trouble finding employment, including people with developmental disabilities. With Bloch are, from left: Cheryl Phipps, superintendent of Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services; Joel Brant, chairman of the Jewish Vocational Service board of trustees, and Shep Englander, chief executive officer of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati. of vocational, educational and related services to both the Jewish and general communities that foster self-esteem, independence, accomplishment and community participation. Most services relate to job searches and work for adults, many of whom have developmental disabilities and other barriers to employment.” How has it changed over the years? Has the

number of people served grown? “JVS has expanded dramatically and today serves more than 300 people each day – over 3,500 each year.” Did you recently renovate or expand your Blue Ash facility? “Demand for services at our Blue Ash facility has more than tripled over the last 12 years. Our renovation addressed safety con-

cerns and the need for improved accessibility as well as additional restrooms and expanded lunchroom facilities.” Do you have facilities elsewhere? “JVS provides services at three additional locations: Downtown (Cincinnati), Cheviot and Hamilton.” What’s on the horizon for Jewish Voca-

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Staff member Marge Selm dances with Mary Weber in the adult day services room during a party following a ceremony marking the renovation of the Jewish Vocational Service facility in Blue Ash. tional Service? “The regional loss of jobs, high unemployment rate and the significant deficits at every level of government create a very challenging environment for any organization that relies substantially on public funding and donations. Like so many nonprofit organizations that work diligently to meet the many real and growing human needs, the prospect of increasingly uncertain funding streams is a huge challenge.” Reported by Jeanne Houck

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REUNIONS The Taylor High School Class of 1990 is having its reunion at 7-11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 7, at The Mariner's Inn. The cost per person is $35. For more information, contact, Michelle (Holtman) Cordy at 2267609 or mahpac@hotmail.com. Sycamore High School Class of 1990 – 20-Year Reunion will be Saturday evening, Aug. 14 at the Oasis in Loveland. For more information and/or tickets please contact Betsy Warzon Rinehart at betsyrinehart@cinci.rr.com. All Withrow High School graduating classes – recent or long ago, are invited to the first Withrow Tiger Fest from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 21, at Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave. This will be an all-class reunion, and a fundraiser for the Withrow music program. Just two Cincinnati schools have a marching band. Withrow can't take its band to “away” events because of the cost of transportation. Cost is $45 for adults 18 and older, $25 for 4-17 year-olds, and free to children 3 and under. Tickets include admission, parking, all-day picnic shelter with catered meal at 4 p.m., access to Sunlite Pool, all rides, playground, games, and all-day free soft drinks. To join in the fun, send check, payable to Tiger Fest c/o Treasurer, to Chairman Benny R. Lane, 9124 Silva Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45251. Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with names and ages of those attending, plus phone numbers and e-mail address. This event is

open to all Withrow graduates and their friends and families. Contact Chairman Benny R. Lane at blane2@cinci.rr.com , or home phone 513-385-1839, or cell 513602-7873. Simon Kenton High School Class of 1975 is holding its 35-year reunion, Saturday, Aug. 28, 8 p.m. to midnight at St. Cecila Church, Independence, KY. The cost is $30 per person advance or $35 at the door for dinner, beer, soft drinks, music. Contact Dave Meenach at 859-356-6284. Oak Hills High School Class of 1975 – is having its 35-year reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Sept. 3, at Aston Oaks Golf Club. Contact Chuck Eckert at caeckert3@aol.com for information. Turpin High School class of 1980 is having its 30-year reunion from 7 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Sept. 4, at Royal Oak Country Club. Visit www.foresthills.edu. Deer Park High School Class of 1970 – is having its 40th reunion Sept. 10 and 11. It starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, there will be a warm-up party at Chicken on the Run in Deer Park. Then at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, there will be a picnic and grill-out at the home of

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Hospice of the Miami Valley – is having a reunion for former staff members from 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Partners in Prime Hamilton Center, 140 Ross Ave., Hamilton. From 1981 to 1995, the Hospice of the Miami Valley served thousands of patients and families in the Cincinnati area. Former staff who are interested in attending, contact Patty Day at 504-8090, or quiltpattern@comcast.com.

Jessica Havlick, Penny Major and Abby Morgan. Anyone who knows how to get in touch with these classmates, please e-mail centralbaptist2000@hotmail.com, or visit the class Facebook group titled “Central Baptist Class of 2000 Reunion HQ.” More details about the reunion are forthcoming.

The Central Baptist High School Class of 2000 – is planning a reunion for late summer or early fall this year. The group is looking for the following missing classmates: Roger Brinson, Nick Risch,

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EVANGELICAL COVENANT

2021 Sutton Ave 231-4445

Sunday Worship: 9 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. Active Youth • Outreach • Fellowship Music Ministries • Bible Studies

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Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

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BAPTIST

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

Roger Hauck, Pastor

Sunday Worship Times: 10:45a.m. & 6:00p.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer at 7:00 p.m.

ROMAN CATHOLIC

ST. GERTRUDE PARISH 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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CHURCH OF GOD CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY

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

The Greater Cincinnati

Church of God

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

ECKANKAR Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the ECK Worship Service Second Sunday of Each Month 11:00 am - Noon Anderson Center Station 7832 Five Mile Road Cincinnati, OH 45230 1-800-LOVE GOD www.Eckankar.org Local (513) 674-7001 www.eck-ohio.org

513-231-3946 www.mtwashumc.org 10:45 am Sunday Worship 9:30 am Adult & 10:45 am Children Sunday School All Are Welcome Nursery Care Available Handicapped Accessible

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First Baptist Church of Newtown

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Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894 Sunday Worship 8am & 9:30am www.IndianHillChurch.org

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Good Shepherd (ELCA) www.goodshepherd.com

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

Pastors: Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jesse Abbott

UNITED METHODIST 7515 Forest Rd.at Beechmont Ave 231-4172

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

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

Morning Blend worship services at Ascension are on the third Sunday of each summer month, combining contemporary and traditional elements. Summer worship is at 10 a.m. and everyone is welcome. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road,

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

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.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Disciple Bible Study Classes are registering for the fall. Call for classes

Sunday Night Bingo

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 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. Remaining date is Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700.

NorthStar Vineyard

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Hartzell United Methodist Church

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

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PRESBYTERIAN MADEIRA SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH mspc@madeirachurch.org 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Service 9:30 am Traditional Service 11:00 am

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offered and meeting times. New member classes begin Sept. 19. Call for details. “Walk for Water” fundraiser will be Saturday, Sept. 4. Call the church for details of two walks, a short walk for families and a 5K for everyone. The money raised from this event will go toward the construction of a well in sub-Saharan Africa. Worship on Wednesday is at 7:30 p.m. through Aug. 18. It is casual worship with Holy Communion weekly. The seventh annual Fall Craft Show is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Saturday, Nov. 6. They are looking for crafters and vendors to join the show. Call the church for details. The church is located at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142; www.cos-umc.org.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Jeff Hill • Minister

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

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Ascension Lutheran Church

Brecon United Methodist Church

Cincinnati, OH 45243

www.cloughchurch.org

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

The church will host Vacation Bible School from 9:30 to noon Aug. 26. Programming with a heroes theme is planned for children who are 4-years-old by Sept. 1 through those who have completed fourth grade. Church membership is not necessary to participate. Entry forms are available by calling 5614220 or online at www.armstrongchapel.org/childrenfamilies. The chapel is at 5125 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 561-4220.

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith

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HARTZELL UMC

Montgomery; 793-3288, www.ascensionlutheranchurch.com.

FAITH CHRISTIAN

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

Sunday Worship: 10:30am with Childrens Church & Nursery PASTOR JONATHAN KOLLMANN

8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527

Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church

NON-DENOMINATIONAL

8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Managing My Money"

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

RELIGION

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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

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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.

Kenwood Fellowship Church

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY

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Sunday Services

Sunday School -All Ages ........9:00am Worship Gathering ...........10:00am Wednesday Night....6:15pm dinner & 7:00pm...Children/Youth/Adult Classes Nursery Provided

PROVIDED

“I wish I could play guitar. I’ve always wanted to play.” Have you ever said that? St Paul Community United Methodist Church in Madeira hosts “Gang of Guitars” every Wednesday nite from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. It is part of their teen and young adult mission to “Invite, Grow, Serve;" but all ages are invited. In the group currently, there are beginners to accomplished musicians who help teach for free!! They learn all types of music. “Everyone is invited to bring a favorite song to learn,” says Laurie Steele, Pastor of Student Ministries. There is no charge to attend and a few extra guitars are often available for those who don’t own one yet. For details, contact Laurie via the church office at 513-891-8181 or visit the website at www.stpaulcommunityumc.org

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333

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

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

New Church of Montgomery

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.

Trinity Community Church

The church is hosting Trinity Together Time, a free program for children from infants to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers, from 1 to 2: 30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3. Program: “Cincinnati Zoo - Wildlife Comes to You.” Call the church office at 791-7631. The church is at 3850 East Galbraith Road, Dillonvale; 791-7631


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Arrests/citations

Anthony Jackson, 51, 2297 Woff St., receiving stolen property at 5300 Kennedy Avenue, July 10. Benjamin Maxson, 30, 3526 Lindley Ave., theft at 3240 Highland Ave., July 18. Melinda Clare, 29, 6853 Hurd Ave., domestic violence at 6853 Hurd Ave., July 17. Todd Jodrey, 30, 1785 Ohio 28, theft at 9690 Colerain Ave., July 19. Javonna Saddler, 20, 122 Plazaview Court, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, July 12. Rechdre Davis, 18, 4212 Homer Ave., theft at 7375 Montgomery Road, July 11. Tera Fisk, 28, 923 Washington, obstructing official business at 3240 Highland Ave., July 16. Willie Sherman, 47, 3331 Donald Ave., aggravated menacing, assault at 3331 Donald Ave., June 23.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging

Vehicle window damaged at 5643 View Point Drive, June 22.

Criminal mischief

Account hacked at 11963 First Ave., July 8.

Domestic violence

Female reported at View Point Drive, July 13.

Female reported at View Point Drive, July 17.

Rape

Juvenile reported at View Pointe Drive, July 1.

DEER PARK

gross sexual imposition, July 12.

Incidents/investigations Theft

Charcoal grills taken from Camargo Rentals; $1,300 at Morrison Place, July 7.

Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging/endangering

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP

Drug paraphernalia

Dawn Schroeder, 30, 5677 Sally St., drug possession, at 7539 Reading Road, July 11. Stanyell Chancellor, 21, 3794 Regal Ridge, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 9. Norita Nicholson, 34, 2590 Vera Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 9. Christopher Overton, 23, 622 Ogden Court, theft at 7875 U.S. 22, July 17. Khanchalcun Syhoune, 47, 8412 St. Clair Ave., child endangering at 8412 St. Clair Ave., July 7. Corey Glenn, 21, 951 W. Northbend, disorderly conduct at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 16. Maciami Shvelidze, 18, 135 Pleasant Ridge, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, July 13. Tommy Stepp, 42, 5950 Trobridge Drive, domestic violence at 5950 Trobridge Drive, July 3.

Lid broken on toilet in park bathroom at 7640 Plainfield Road, July 21.

Suspect stopped for speeding found with rolling papers and smoking pipe with marijuana residue at 4414 Orchard Lane, July 27.

Theft

Various items valued over $200 taken from 3801 E. Galbraith Road, July 26.

MADEIRA

Arrests/citations

Tammy Hobbs, 46, 7059 Dawson No. 102, domestic violence, child endangering, July 7. Alexander J. Denson, 19, 7250 Mardell Drive, criminal trespass, underage possession of alcohol, July 8. Michael T. Strohmaier, 20, 7311 Rodondo Court, criminal trespass, underage possession of alcohol, July 8. Samuel T. Jillson, 53, 7059 Dawson,

On the Web

Our interactive CinciNavigator map allows you to pinpoint the loction of police reports in your neighborhood. Visit: Cincinnati.com/columbiatownship Cincinnati.com/deerpark Cincinnati.com/madeira Cincinnati.com/silverton Cincinnati.com/sycamoretownship

Arrests/citations

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Vacant residence entered and items valued at $470 removed at 8710 Kenwood Road, July 14. Reported at 7800 Montgomery Road, July 16.

Criminal damaging

Reported light damaged at 8944 Blue Ash Road, July 14.

Theft

Air conditioner valued at $12,000 removed at 7820 Redsky Drive,

REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP

5280 Ridge Ave.: Dicks Mark T. to Federal National Mortgage; $76,000. 6708 Stoll Lane: True Potential Real Estate LLC to Miller Thomas; $169,000.

DEER PARK

4280 Orchard Lane: Meyer Albert to

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SILVERTON

4140 Sibley Ave.: Hometown Property Solutions LLC to Hunt Daniel N.; $69,000. 4217 South Ave.: Pelz Lisa K. & James to U S. Bank National; $48,000.

On the Web

4247 South Ave.: Yanzito Tom to Conrad Michael A.; $137,500. 6708 Stoll Lane: True Potential Real Estate LLC to Miller Thomas; $169,000. 6752 Placid Place: Corcoran Jeana to Citifinancial Inc.; $74,000.

SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP

8595 Miami Road: Homesales Inc. to Tang Hong; $415,200.

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

About police reports

Police reports are gathered from reports on file with local police departments. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. Juveniles, those 17 and younger, are listed by age and gender. To contact your local police department: • Columbia Township: Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Simon L. Leis, sheriff; Sgt. Peter Enderle. Call 6833444. • Deer Park: Michael Schlie, chief. Call 791-8056. • Madeira: Frank Maupin, chief. Call 272-4214. • Sycamore Township, 792-7254.

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate.

Your Community Press newspaper serving Columbia Township, Deer Park, Dillonvale, Kenwood, Madeira, Rossmoyne, Sycamore Township E-mail: suburban@communitypress.com

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DEATHS James G. Bennett

James G. Bennett, 86, of Deer Park died July 24. Survived by wife, Jane (nee Duncan) Bennett; children Ellen (Paul) Schuhmann and Joyce (Michael) Orr; grandchildren Robin Schuhmann, Matthew (Kristin) Schuhmann and James (Bethany) Orr; greatgrandchild, Michael Orr; and sister, Doris Prince. Services were July 20, at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home,

10211 Plainfield Road. Memorials to: Zion United Church of Christ, 2332 Sherwood Lane, Norwood, OH 45212.

Lisa McVicker

Lisa McVicker, 38, of Hamilton and formerly of Deer Park died July 26. Survived by husband Michael McVicker and daughter Brittany McVicker. Visitation and services were July 31, at Fairfield Church of God.

About obituaries

Basic obituary information and a color photograph of your loved one is published without charge. Call 248-7134 for a submission form. To publish a larger memorial tribute, call 242-4000 for pricing details.

Make a lifelong Friend from abroad. Enrich your family with Another culture. Now you can host a high school Exchange student (girl or boy) from France, Germany, Scandinavia, Spain, England, Japan, Brazil, Italy or other countries. Becoming a host to a young international visitor is an experience of a lifetime!

June 29. Shoes and shirt valued at $143.75 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 10. Computer monitor removed at 8150 Hosbrook, July 14. Vehicle entered and GPS, Ipod, chargers of unknown value removed at 8866 Humphrey St., July 12. Beer valued at $36 removed at 12184 Mason Road, July 11. Cell phone and Ipod valued at $350 removed at 7754 Montgomery Road, July 4. Purse and contents valued at $450 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, July 5.

About real estate transfers

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Hanna from Norway, 16 yrs. Likes skiing, swimming, dancing And art. Hanna hopes to join A drama club while in the USA.

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Klaus from Germany, 17 yrs. Loves camping and playing soccer. Klaus’ dream has been to spend a School year in the USA.

Terri Chialastri at 1-513-673-5793 Karen at 1-800-736-1760 (Toll Free) www.asse.com or email to hostinfo@asse.com Founded in 1976 ASSE International Student Exchange Program is a public benefit, non-profit organization.

8668 Kenwood Road: Ropp Celeste V. & David J. to Gunawardena Chalana U.; $497,700.

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Directions to Buckhannon-Upshur County: Take I-79 to Exit 99. Take Rt. 33 East for 11 miles. Take Rt. 20 Exit and turn right. Before you reach the second stoplight, you will see hotels to the left and right. You may pick up free maps at these hotels or any other lodging establishment. Directions to the City of Weston: Take I-79 to Exit 99. Take Rt. 33 West for four miles and go through 4 stoplights. At the 4th stoplight, turn left on to Main Ave. On Main Ave., turn right at the first stoplight on to West 2nd St. Maps will be available at the Municipal Building on the right.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Animals/ Nature

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 and 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 retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit www.ggrand.org. E-mail 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.

In Loving Memory

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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.

Education

Book Buddies – Help community youth as they read to a volunteer once a week for six weeks this summer. Students and mentors will be matched and information will be shared about the program. To register, call the library at 7221221. Book Buddies runs though Saturday, July 31, at the Goshen Branch Library, 6678 Ohio 132. Times and dates varies Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation. Call 621-READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, jdressing@lngc.org.

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 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.

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 is recruiting volunteer tutors for its Adult Basic and Literacy Education Classes and English to Speakers of Other Languages classes. There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. The nex t training sessions are Wednesday, Aug. 25 and Wednesday, Sept. 1 in the afternoon or evening. Call 612-5830. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives. Call 542-0195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 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,

Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 241-2600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History

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

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(July 24, 1938 - July 14, 2010) FOUNDER OF GAMCO CONCRETE FORMS AND ACCESSORIES George A. More, 71, of Indian Hill, passed away July 14, 2010, after battling Parkinson's disease for over a decade. He leaves his wife of 47 years, Sally (Reuther) More and four children; Lisa Bienstock (Antony), Brian More (Katie), Julie Mozeliak (John), and Michael More (Tamara), also ten grandchildren and many relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his brother, Fred More and his parents. He was born July 24, 1938, in Richland Center, Wisconsin, the son of George and Irene More. George was a resident of Cincinnati since 1970. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science Degree, he became a secondary math teacher when he met his wife, Sally, whom he married in 1963. In 1964, they moved to Chicago where George became a salesman for Symons Corporation and their branch manager in 1970. George had a lifelong passion for mathematics and engineering. Using this, along with his strong entrepreneurial spirit, he started his own concrete forming business, Gamco, in 1977. His creative flair built his reputation as an industry leader and built forms for unique architectural structures. In his spare time, George coached many of his children's sports. He also enjoyed sailing, skiing, golfing, tennis, traveling, and spending time with his family. He was an avid supporter and devotee of the Symphony, Opera, and WGUC. A funeral service will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7701 Kenwood Road, on Tuesday, July 20th, at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Larry Donner presiding. Visitation will be at Strawser Funeral Home, 9503 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, Monday evening, July 19th from 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, please make charitable contributions to: Gardner Center for Parkinson's Disease, UC Neuroscience Institute, 234 Goodman Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45219 or WGUC, 1223 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45214.

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NEW YORK MANHATTAN--NYC HOTEL $129/2 persons. Singles $124. Suites $139-$159. Lincoln Ctr area, Hudson River views, 18 flrs, kitchenette, 5 mins to midtown, safe, quiet, luxury area. RIVERSIDE TOWER, Riverside & 80th St. Call 1-800-724-3136 or visit: www.riversidetowerhotel.com

GATLINBURG ! Luxurious cabins on trout streams. Park-like settings. Hot tubs. Close to National Park & Dollywood. Great rates! $105 & up. 800-404-3370 www.countryelegancecabins.com

SOUTH CAROLINA www.NorrisLakeCedarCottage.com Great 2 BR, 1½ bath cottage on the water. Sleeps 7. Two fireplaces, pri vate boat dock. $650/wk, $220 wknd. 865-363-4330 865-966-1775

DESTIN. Deeply discounted 2BR, 2BA condo, five pools, on-site restaurant & golf course. 513-561-4683 , local owner. Visit arieldunes.us Vacation Resorts of South Carolina. Hilton Head or Myrtle Beach. Lovely 1 or 2BR condos, weekly rates from $775 to $1400! Excellent locations! www.vrosc.com. 877-807-3828

Hilton Head Island, SC

DESTIN. Local owner, 1 or 2 luxury condos. 2 BR, 2 BA overlooking gulf, sugar white beaches. Heated pool, hot tubs & more. 937-767-8449,or visit www.majesticsunindestin.com

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

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

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