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As we have learned over the last month, voters are frustrated because they say their elected officials don’t listen to them. This is your chance. What questions do you have for candidates on the November ballot in your community? What do you want to know about local ballot issues? E-mail your questions to m. We will try to get answers to as many as we can.

Weighting game

The final meeting of the weight loss challenge had all the all the suspense of a whodunit, without the crime scene It had all started weeks earlier when 23 people joined at Madeira Health Care Fitness Center with the common goal of losing weight. These weight loss challenges, hosted by MHCC and wellness coach Beth Steur, run on the premise of making healthy nutritional and lifestyle changes that will maximize weight loss. Adherence is promoted through a weekly meeting, e-mails and competition for a cash prize for the top three finishers. SEE LIFE, B1

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Mind their own businesses

Volume 46 Number 35 © 2009 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED The Hamilton County library levy on the Nov. 3 ballot is a 1-mill levy. The millage was listed incorrectly in the Sept. 2 Suburban Life.

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Deer Park uses cable to feed awareness By Amanda Hopkins

When the Deer Park Business Association was reorganized last year, Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission approached Sarah Wagner, president of the association and owner of Baressi’s Restaurant, about producing a cable show. Instead of a typical monthly roundtable discussion, Wagner has shaped her show, called “What’s Cookin in Deer Park,” around Deer Park business owners who come in to her kitchen to cook a dish and to talk about their business. For an upcoming show, ICRC taped a rib cookoff between the Deer Park Police Department and the Deer Park/Silverton Joint Fire Department with judges from local restaurants. One of Wagner’s goals with the show was to make it entertaining and informative. The upcoming show will feature the fire and police cooking skills, but also inform residents on what each department does to keep the community safe. The show has helped the business association create public awareness about the local businesses which Safety Service Director Mike Berens, who helped Wagner get the association up and running, said have struggled in the rough economy. Donna Farrell, treasurer of the business association and manager of First Financial Bank in Deer Park, said that with the growth of the group, better communication has resulted between government,


Guest judges decide the Deer Park Police Department served up a spicier recipe than the Deer Park/Silverton Fire Department during the rib cookoff for a taping of “What’s Cookin’ in Deer Park.” From left Keith Kolthoff of Deer Park Deli, Marlene Smith from Rusty’s Ristorante, Ross Bachman from Chicken on the Run, Sarah Wagner of Baressi’s, Capt. Jeff Lutz, Det. Tom Bradford, Police Chief Mike Schlie, DARE Officer Jen Campbell and Fire Chief Don Newman.

“Communication is essential in order for a community to work together for the greater good.”

Donna Farrell Treasurer of Deer Park Business Association

police and fire and the local businesses. “Communication is essential in order for a community to work together for the greater good,” Farrell said. Farrell said the association had

been inactive for around 20 years until last year. Since then, businesses have become more visible to Deer Park residents with the cable show, the first annual Bark in the Park dog walk that toured Deer Park businesses and with participation in both the Memorial Day parade and the Days in the Park festival. Farrell, who is also president of the Deer Park Board of Education, said there is more collaboration between businesses and the schools and the association is

looking into starting a career shadowing program for students. The meetings are teaching business owners how to deter crime and what to do if in a robbery situation, after a string of robberies in the area earlier this year. Farrell said the meetings will also be used to help business owners learn more about the other local shops and services. The business association meets once a month and is hosted by a different business every month.

Area alliances Blue Ash Business Association President: Gloria Cook Dues: $175 a year No. of members: About 95 Phone: NA E-mail: Web site: Point of interest: Will soon launch a new Web site

Unkind cuts

Indian Hills schools will likely have to deal with significant cuts in state funding during the next few years. Superintendent Jane Knudson said the district could potentially face a drop of 1 percent in the funding it receives for the 2009-2010 school year and an additional 2 percent loss in 2010-2011. SEE STORY, A2

Deer Park Business Association President: Sarah Wagner Dues: $50 annually No. of members: 35 E-mail: Web site: NA Points of interest: The Deer Park Business Assocation show “What’s Cookin in Deer Park” can be seen on Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission on channels 4 and 24 through Time Warner Cable or at

Madeira Chamber of Commerce President: Kristen Hertzer Dues: Range from $50 to $100 a year, depending upon the number of employees No. of members: About 200 Phone: 271-1122 E-mail: Multiple addresses on Web site for different types of information Web site: Point of interest: Recently launched “Leads Exchange Luncheon” so members can exchange information Northeast Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce Top officer: John Harris Dues: Ranges from $425 to $950 depending number employees Phone: 336-0125 E-mail: Web site: www.necchamber.

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Madeira launches ‘Leads Exchange’ By Jeanne Houck

Business people in Madeira are busy, but representatives of the city's chamber of commerce figure everybody has to eat. So when the Madeira Chamber of Commerce was trying to decide when to hold

a new program designed to allow businesses to help each other, chamber officials decided to make it at lunchtime. Thus the “Leads Exchange Luncheon� was born. “The purpose is for members and interested people to get together and refer busi-


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ness to each other,� said chamber Vice President Bruce Strickland of VIP Backrubs. Leads Exchange Luncheons will be at 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of every month, usually at Madeira city hall at Miami and Euclid avenues. The next luncheon is Wednesday, Sept. 16. The chamber, which has about 200 members, focuses on promoting shopping in the city. “Virtually all of the dues are used to support special events like the Madeira Sidewalk Sale, the street dance and carriage rides at Christmas,� Strickland said. The Madeira Chamber of Commerce is lobbying for more signs to promote businesses and community activities – including signs directing motorists to Madeira from Montgomery Road – and for the city to


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streetscape the entire central business district with signs, Strickland lights and sidewalks. “These things are important to enhance the shopping experience and to faceplate getting shoppers to Madeira central business districts both in Kenwood and downtown Madeira,� said chamber President Kristen Hertzer of the National City Bank. “The city has added a gateway banner location to Hosbrook Road near Montgomery Road and we are using yard signs that we post for special events.� “The task at hand for the chamber is to be able to communicate information about the great businesses to the residents of Madeira, as well as bring in new customers to show them how great it is to shop and live in Madeira.�

Tag Day in Madeira

It’s time for Madeira’s annual Tag Day Saturday, Sept. 12. Because of the community’s generous support of Tag Day, Madeira schools are able to offer excellent instrumental and vocal programs. Band and chorus students will visit Madeira residences to ask for tax-deductible donations. Donations may be mailed to: Madeira Music Boosters, 7465 Loannes Drive, Madeira, Ohio, 45243. A schedule of dates and times of this year’s performances can be found at on the calendar at

District offers transportation payments

Deer Park City Board of Education in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 3327.02 offers payment-in-lieu of

transportation to Deer Park students currently in grades kindergarten through eighth who live two or more miles from their school of attendance. For additional information or an application call 8910222. Deadline for return of completed applications is Sept. 15.

Kiwanis golf outing

The Kiwanis (SilvertonKenwood-Madeira) golf outing is back again. The event is Sunday, Sept. 13, at Hickory Woods Golf Course. Cost is $320 per foursome and $100 for hole sponsorships. There will be prizes and lunch will be provided. You can also assist by sponsoring a hole and your sign will be prominently displayed at the tournament. All proceeds will be used to benefit the children in our area. To participate please contact Chuck Dimmitt 9848391 for more details.

State cuts will likely impact Indian Hill By Forrest Sellers

Indian Hills schools will likely have to deal with significant cuts in state funding during the next few years. Superintendent Jane Knudson said the district could potentially face a drop of 1 percent in the funding it receives for the 2009-2010 school year and an additional 2 percent loss in 2010-2011. Additionally, Knudson said a proposed school funding formula for the 20112012 school year could mean

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a reduction of $400,000 in general funds and $600,000 in transportation funding for that school year. She said these cuts in state funding take into consideraKnudson tion factors such as poverty levels and property values. Knudson said the district received $1 million in state funding for the 2008-2009 school year. The school board was also provided an update on school athletics during a recent meeting. District Athletic Director Jill Bruder said participation levels in the various sports

have remained steady. “Participation levels are great for a school our size,� said Bruder citing the athletic opportunities and programs which are available. Bruder also discussed recent enhancements to the athletic facilities, including the addition of 100 new lockers in the varsity team room, renovations to the team/wrestling room at the middle school and field maintenance. She also commented on future sports trends and said the addition of soccer and lacrosse at the middle school and bowling at the high school are being discussed. Bruder said a monthly newsletter for the coaching staff is also planned.

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Property code to be unveiled soon The work of a group of Columbia Township residents creating the township’s initial property maintenance code will soon be available for the entire township to see. The township recently formed a six-member committee of residents from various neighborhoods in the township to create and draft

a property maintenance code. The group has met several times, and work on the rough draft of the code is at about the midway point. The committee is focusing the code on the exterior of township properties, though the code could eventually be broadened to include the interior as well. The group next meets Saturday, Sept. 26, at which point committee member

Les Hemingway says they should be completed with a rough draft. Once the draft is completed, the public meetings on the code can begin. “It look like we’re about ready for a public meeting,” he said. Hemingway said the biggest obstacle the committee is currently facing is the wording of the code, and making sure “everyone knows what the terms are.” He said figuring out how to handle fines and the enforcement of the code is also an issue, but not one that could delay the process further.

Township Administrator Michael Lemon previously set a timetable to have public hearings on the property maintenance code by early September, though Hemingway said he expects those to be scheduled closer to October in order to give the committee time to finish the first draft. Despite the setback on the timing, Hemingway said he’s confident the committee will be able to get back on track and the Columbia Township trustees should be able to conduct the first vote on the property maintenance code in December as planned.

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State Sen. Shannon Jones (R- Springboro) has been apointed to the Unified Long-Term Care Budget Workgroup. The 28-member panel was created in 2007 as a part of House Bill 119, and is tasked with developing a plan to create a more balanced and costeffective long-term care system in Ohio. “The rapid growth of

Medicaid in recent years means Ohio is spending ever-increasing amounts of funding on this program, and unless we come up with a plan to rein in costs it will soon become unsustainable and threaten Ohio’s future financial stability,” Jones said. “I look forward to working with members of the workgroup to develop a system of care that lowers costs, increases efficiency and allows individuals to choose the type of care that best suits their needs.”

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“(The technology is) another way to pique their interest. It makes learning much more fun.”

Cindy Domis Kindergarten teacher at St. Vincent Ferrer School


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Technology interactive, fun for students Just in time for the start of the new school year, St. Vincent Ferrer School in Kenwood is bringing in new technology for a more interactive experience. Along with each classroom hooked up to an ActiveBoard – an interactive white board that allows for sound and pictures in a teaching curriculum – every student from kindergarten through eighth-grade will be using a handheld response system which links the student to the ActiveBoard. Technology coordinator Bonnie Peter said the student response systems are used for the students to answer questions posed by

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St. Vincent Ferrer School technology coordinator uses Bonnie Peter some of the interactive programs on the ActiveBoard that are now in every classroom in the school. the teacher and help the teacher judge which students may need help understanding the concepts. Kindergarten teacher Cindy Domis said that she was hesitant at first about adding the ActiveBoard into her classroom, but says now that she has, she sees the positive effect it has on her students. “It’s another way to pique their interest,” Domis said. “It makes learning much more fun.” St. Vincent Ferrer will also add 30 Netbooks and some microphones before school starts on Wednesday. Aug. 26. Peter said the Netbooks

will be added to the sixth grade language arts class and each will have a built-in webcam. Three wireless hubs will also be added to carry wireless connection throughout the school. Peter said that the new technology has been purchased using the auxiliary funds from the state.

Amity Elementary in Deer Park is adding a program to keep students in shape after school hours. Elementary physical education teacher Carey Howard is leading a pilot program at the school that is a voluntary fitness club open to all students of Amity Elementary. The fitness club will teach important fitness concepts and how to improve fitness and health through aerobic activities, strength training and flexibility. “We want them to be

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Will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:20 p.m. to 4 p.m. To participate, students must have a parent permission slip signed and emergency medical forms turned into the school office. Questions? Call the school office at 891-5995. more proactive in fitness,” Amity Principal Deb Farley said. The students will monitor their progress throughout the year by measuring height, weight, body mass index and checking fitness test components. Farley said that all stu-

dents must have parent permission slips and emergency medical forms turned before participating in the program. The club started Sept. 1 and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:20 p.m. to 4 p.m. through the month of May.

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Indian Hill school board faces change Community Press Staff Report

Regardless of who wins in the Nov. 3 elections, the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District Board of Education will soon have a new look. Elizabeth Johnston is the only incumbent up for reelection this year, as Ted Jaroszewicz and Barb Hopewell have decided not to return to the Board of Education. Board members Tim Sharp and Molly Barber are not up for re-election until

2011. Vying for Jaroszewicz’s and Hopewell’s seats will be Karl Grafe, Kim Martin Lewis and Sourushe Zandvakili. Jaroszewicz said it was simply time to move aside to allow new candidates to step up. “I’ve done two terms and we need people with new ideas and new energy,” he said. Hopewell reiterated those statements, noting she’s been on the board for about 14 years.

She said while she’s enjoyed working with the schools, administration and parents, she felt it was time to move on. “It’s just basically time to focus my energy on other things,” Hopewell said. Here’s the slate of candidates for the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District Board of Education (three to be elected to fouryear terms): • Karl J. Grafe • Elizabeth Johnston • Kim Martin Lewis • Sourushe Zandvakili

Miller milestones

The Madeira Historical Society wishes to thank the membership, the Madeira community, the many Madeira businesses, The Community Press and all others that have helped the society with its July fundraising dinner, the sale of T-shirts, hats and the many outright donations. The community’s generosity will allow the society to continue serving our community. Tom Frietch and Dona Brock make last-minute preparations for the July dinner that provided one half of the needed PROVIDED. annual operating funds for the Miller House Museum.

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The Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County grossed $35,575 at its Aug.13-16 used book sale held at its warehouse in Hartwell, slightly more than last year’s sale. “We realized a slight increase over last year’s figure, but are happy with the results, considering the

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“It’s even more important that the public support the sales, because the success of each book sale helps the library by sponsoring thousands of children’s and adult programs each year, and adding to the library’s collection.” Each year the Friends provide funding for thousands of programs for children, teens and adults, as well as support such worthwhile ventures as the annual Summer Reading Program and Veterans Day Program. “It’s critical that the Friends continue supporting the library since its funding has been cut 28 percent over the last nine years,” she said. “We’re fortunate that the public makes the public library and the Friends a priority.” The remaining 2009 book sales: • Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave. from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13; and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. • Clifton Branch Library at the Clifton Cultrual Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Ave. (the old Clifton School) from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16; from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. For more information, contact the warehouse at 369-6035, e-mail or visit http://friends.cincinnati

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Madeira, Deer Park head back to school It may have been a gloomy, rainy day but Madeira Elementary School Principal Sallie Weisgerber was looking forward to a positive start to the new school year on the first day of classes Aug. 18. She said organizing lunches and getting the kids on the buses to go home are the biggest challenges but that the best part about the day is watching all of the students getting reacquainted with classmates and teachers. The weather was better when Deer Park schools opened Aug. 25. A new bus shuttle was added at the Howard building to accommodate students going to Holmes Elementary, cutting down traffic after the consolidation of the Howard Elementary students to Holmes for the new school year. Superintendent Kim Gray took the first shuttle ride with students. She said around 28 students are participating in the shuttle, but numbers may increase through the school year.


Madeira Elementary School preschool teacher Ann Ellis works with two preschool students on the first day of school Aug. 18.

Family photos are taken on the first day of school at Holmes Elementary in Deer Park on Aug. 25.

Parents and students walk to school on the first day at Holmes Elementary in Deer Park Aug. 25.

Holmes Elementary students catch up and check out whose class they will be in for the new school year on the first day of school Aug. 25.

Deer Park City Schools Director of Student Services Pam Bullock greets a student and parent before helping the student board the shuttle from the Howard Building to Holmes Elementary on the first day of school Aug. 25.

Holmes Elementary students line up to go to class on the first day of school Aug. 25.

Teachers greet students coming off the bus to Madeira Elementary School on a soggy first day back Aug. 18. Students head up the stairs to the third and fourth grade classrooms at Madeira Elementary on the first day of school Aug. 18.

Madeira Elementary Principal Sallie Weisgerber greets students on the first day of school Aug. 18.

SCHOOL NOTES Students build solar house

Ohio State University students Katie Hying, a marketing major, and Jon Woodhouse, an engineering major, are part of Ohio State’s Solar Decathlon 60-member team that is building Ohio State’s first solar house across from Ohio Stadium on campus. The house is Ohio State’s entry in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, which takes place Oct. 9-Oct. 18 in Washington.

The team is one of 20 teams selected for the international contest. This is Ohio State’s first time to participate. Ohio State students have worked to design and finally build the house for nearly two years. Students joined the project out of dedication to creating awareness about the environment and sustainable energy. The house has to have an 800-square foot space limit and must produce enough elec-

tricity and hot water from solar panels to perform all the normal functions of a home. When completed, the house will be taken apart, transported to Washington and reassembled in a solar village on the National Mall for competition. Hying and Woodhouse are both from Madeira.

MND hosts workshop

Mount Notre Dame will host nationally renowned speaker Amilya Antonetti Saturday, Sept. 19, at Xavier University’s Schiff Family Conference Center as she presents her “Broken Cookie Workshop.” The “Broken Cookie Workshop”, part of a lifestyle series of books by Antonetti, is a customized, two-hour workshop for women that addresses many of the major topics facing

them today. The event is open to women of all ages. Cost for the workshop, networking opportunities and a continental breakfast is $30 for adults and $10 for students. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information on registration or sponsorships, contact Mount Notre Dame’s director of marketing and communications Jenn Sennett at 821-3044 ext. 164, or or visit


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This week in soccer

• Madeira High School boys shut out Cincinnati Christian 5-0, Aug. 29. Scoring goals for Madeira were Bascom, Almquist, Wyrick, Griffin and Iharra. Stanifer was Madeira’s goalkeeper. Madeira boys advance to 2-0 with the win. • Madeira High School girls defeated Badin High School 3-1, Aug. 31. Madeira’s Landgrebe scored two goals, and Miniard scored one goal. Madeira girls advance to 1-1 with the win. • Deer Park High School defeated Reading High School 5-0, Aug. 31. Deer Park advances to 3-0 with the win. • The Sept. 1 game between Moeller High School boys and Lakota East ended in a 0-0 tie. • Indian Hill High School boys beat Deer Park High School in an 8-0 shutout, Sept. 1. Indian Hill advances to 1-2 with the win. Kirk scored three goals and Sneider, Krehbiel, Weiner, Squire and Powers scored goals. Indian Hill’s Ward made three saves. • Indian Hill girls beat Deer Park in an 8-0 shutout, Sept. 2. Ribariu made one save for Indian Hill. Indian Hill advances to 2-1-1 with the win. Slattery scored three goals, and Jenkinson scored two goals for Indian Hill. Palmer, Randoll and M. Slattery each scored one goal.

This week in golf

• Moeller High School golfer Jake Lee shot a 1over par 37 on the front nine at Miami Whitewater, Aug. 31, helping his team beat St. Xavier 157-162. • Madeira High School’s Brooke VanSkaik shot 6 over par 41 on the front nine at Kenwood, Sept. 2, helping the Madeira boys defeat Reading 180-220. Madeira advances to 24 with the win. • Indian Hill High School golfer Allison Hamilton shot 6 over par 44 on the back nine at Camargo, Aug. 31, helping her team defeat Cincinnati Country Day 210-283. Indian Hill advances to 6-1 with the win. • Indian Hill High School golfer Robby Pickett shot 1 under par 35 on the front nine at Maketewah, Sept. 1, helping the Indian Hill boys defeat Mariemont 163-168, Sept. 1. Indian Hill advances to 7-3 (7-2) with the win. • Indian Hill’s Robby Pickett shot 5 over par on the back nine at Royal Oak, Sept. 2, helping the Indian Hill boys score 168 to beat McNicholas’ 169 and Bethel-Tate’s 185. Indian Hill advances to 9-3 with the win. • Indian Hill High School’s Allison Hamilton shot 8 over par 45 at Wyoming Golf Club, Sept. 2, helping Indian Hill girls defeat Wyoming High School, 222-230. Indian Hill advances to 7-1 with the win.

This week in cross country

• Indian Hill High School girls runner Heinbach was the top finisher at the Henry Jacquez Invitational, Aug. 29, with a time of 20:23.18. The Indian Hill team finished fifth at the meet with a score of 134. Mercy High School was first.

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Madeira offense must shine vs. NCH By Mark Chalifoux

Madeira High School (1-1) had trouble getting pressure on CHCA quarterback Alec Swartz in a 21-0 loss to CHCA but will be looking to get back on track Sept. 11 against a 2-0 North College Hill team. “North College Hill looks very athletic, as they always are, and for us it will be a matter of being disciplined and making sure we don’t give up the big plays. That’s what has hurt us against them in the past,” Madeira head coach Tony Arcuri said. “They have the ability to score on any play.” Madeira was much improved in the second half against CHCA, holding the Eagles to only seven points and generating several long drives. Arcuri said the Mustangs left the defense on the field too much against CHCA and that would have to change against NCH. He also said some of the younger players are still adjusting to the varsity level and that the team wasn’t ready to play out of the gate against CHCA. Madeira has played a team similar to North College Hill as the Mustangs took down Shroder Paideia in week one 13-6. “They are both athletic and like to use speed to get after you a lot,” Arcuri said. “They key against Shroder was that we played well enough defensively and didn’t give up any big plays and we didn’t turn the ball over offensively. We took what they gave us.” The Madeira defense against NCH will be led by Eric Rolfes, who has had an outstanding start to the season. “Eric Rolfes always stands out for us,” Arcuri said. “He draws a lot of attention from opposing offenses but



CHCA defenders bring down Madeira’s Cody Kuzniczci. CHCA defeated Madeira 21-0 in week two. continues to produce.” Offensively the team will be led by quarterback Patrick McClanahan and Mike Costantini, who had some key catches against CHCA. Arcuri said he’d like to see more production from his offense. “We have to move the football and produce more yardage and points,” he said.

New Lebanon Dixie 37, Deer Park 20

Deer Park (0-2) fell to Dixie after falling behind 29-6 at halftime. Daniel Sporing sparked the Wildcats’ offense in the second half, throwing for two touchdowns. Deer Park takes to the road to face Woodward Thursday, Sept. 10. Woodward is coming off a 44-0 loss to Anderson and will be a tough match for the Wildcats.

Valley View 37, Indian Hill 27

Indian Hill lost its second straight game in another back-and-forth game with Valley View. The Braves led 20-15 heading into the fourth quarter but gave up a


Moeller’s Andrew Hendrix fires a pass against Hamilton. Hendrix threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns against Hamilton. safety and a touchdown on the ensuing kick for a quick swing. The Braves were led again by quarterback Sam Hendricks, who was 11-of-19 passing for 82 yards and ran for 133 yards and three touchdowns. Things don’t get easier for the Braves as Indian Hill faces a hot Turpin team on Sept. 11. Turpin rolled Loveland in week one and defeated McNick 30-14 in week two. In week one, McNick narrowly defeated the Braves, who will have their hands full with the Spartans especially as the Indian Hill defense tries to contain the Turpin ground attack.

Moeller 47, Hamilton 20

The Crusaders have another challenge on the horizon against Centerville but Moeller has to feel positive about the way the offense has been playing, especially after a strong second half against Hamilton. A close game was blown open in the second half as the Crusaders outscored Hamilton 27-6 in the second half. Junior running back Richie Dyer had a breakout game as he gained

CHCA’s Stephen Koch turns on the burners as he nears the endzone against Madeira. 154 rushing yards on 20 carries and scored three touchdowns in the process. Quarterback Andrew Hendrix was sharp again, completing 16-of21 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns. The Crusaders did have several special teams turnovers and the defense still needs to get more consistent. Hamilton found most of its offensive success through the air, throwing for 186 yards. Moeller (2-0) held Hamilton to an average of less than two yards per carry, a sign that bodes well for the Crusaders as they prepare for a run-oriented team in Centerville.

CCD 37, Oyler 0

Cincinnati Country Day won its second straight game on the strength of a shutout by the defense and Max Dietz in the backfield. He had 110 rushing yards on only 11 carries. Two of those carries went for touchdowns of 25 and 12 yards. Dietz also had a 45-yard touchdown reception and kicked a 45-yard field goal. He’ll be the focus of the offense for the Indians Sept. 11 when CCD (2-0) is on the road against Taylor.

Field hockey teams start season By Anthony Amorini

There aren’t a lot of field hockey teams around town but despite the low numbers, a quintet of local squads are still anxiously looking forward to the fall season. Here’s a look at the prospects for the local girls:

Indian Hill

On the heels of a 2-5 season in 2008, Indian Hill aims to finish with a muchimproved record this fall. Paula Childs, third-year head coach for Indian Hill, returns eight starters this season including Hannah Bachman, Veronica Cole, Riley Irvine, Tori Lewis, Jessica Quible, Audrey Meier, Kelly Hilmer and Molly Miller. Freshman Karson Meurer will make immediate contributions as a key new addition. “We also have a very promising group of freshmen on the (junior varsity) squad and are excited with the development of the field hockey program as a whole,” Childs said via email. “With the assistance of my JV coach, Gena Bailey, I foresee the JV squad doing very well this year.”


The Cougars advanced to the state semifinals last year before falling 2-0 to Hathaway Brown. But with 12 returning seniors, MND looks primed


St. Ursula’s Travis Stelzer tries to get past Indian Hill’s Vernica Cole during a Bulldogs home game.

Field hockey schedule Wednesday, Sept 9 -

Ursuline @ Indian Hill, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 10 -

6:30 p.m. Ursuline @ St. Ursula, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 19 -

Saturday, Sept. 12 -

Indian Hill @ Olentangy, 9:30 a.m. Ursuline @ Sacred Heart Academy, 12:30 p.m. Indian Hill @ Dublin Scioto, 1:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 14 -

Summit @ Ursuline, 6:30 p.m.

St. Ursula @ Oakwood, 5 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 11 -

Columbus Academy @ Ursuline, 7 p.m. Columbus Academy @ St. Ursula, 11:30 a.m.

Indian Hill @ Oakwood, 6:30 p.m. St. Ursula @ Summit, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 15 -

Fairmont @ Ursuline, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 16 -

Summit @ Talawanda, 5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 17 -

Mount Notre Dame @ Indian Hill,

not only to return to the state tournament, but to win it as well.

Monday, Sept. 21 -

Tuesday, Sept. 22 -

St. Ursula @ Kettering Fairmont, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 23 -

Indian Hill @ Talawanda, 5 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 25 -

Indian Hill @ Ursuline, 6:30 p.m. The top returning Cougars for head coach Don Johnson include Amy Flynn,

an all-league performer last season who led the defense and scored three goals; midfielder Sara Kuhlman, who scored once and dished out five assists; and forward Nikki Sever, who netted six goals of her own. Also contributing will be seniors Catie Ewen, Mary Lytle, Stephanie Mattei, Ally Roettgers, Megan Russ, Stephanie Schmalz, Kasey Sweeney, Ana Vigil and Lexie Vigil, as well as juniors Eva Antenucci, Lauren DiNardo, Molly Hildebrandt, Abbey Hopkins, Kat Raess, Maggie Steele, Casey Towle and Beth Warning. Johnson said he expects his team to be successful.

Saint Ursula

Senior captains Marielle Grote and Olivia Hnat look to lead the Bulldogs this fall after Saint Ursula finished with an impressive 14-1-1 record in 2008. A total of six starters return for the Bulldogs including Grote (attack), Hnat (defender), senior Ali Zerbe (midfield, attack), senior Rachel Van Zile (midfield), senior Emily Gruesser (midfield) and junior Ellen Ryan (goalie). “Returning a core of balanced starters, St. Ursula looks to compete for a slot in (the) state tournament,” firstyear head coach Sarah Catlin said via e-mail. “Team captains Marielle Grote and Olivia Hnat will give leadership at both ends of the field. “Tremendous work ethic and commitment from the

rest of the squad looks to position the Bulldogs for an aggresive and upbeat style of play,” Catlin added. Sophomores Ashley Rodd (defender) and Elley Frank (attack) will make immediate contributions as key new additions for the Bulldogs.


A group of 10 seniors on the Lions’ roster should provide Ursuline Academy with plenty of leadership on the field this spring. In addition to the leadership provided by its seniors, Ursuline returns six starters including Maggie Allard, Maddie Miller, Megan Schnicke, Chelsea Rolfes, Julia Tasset and Isabel Gonzalez del Rey. Ursuline finished at 105-1 in 2008 and was eliminated during the first round of postseason play. “(We have) lots of expereince combined with (a) strong junior class also returning,” head coach Elli Workum said via e-mail. Workum and coach Libby Lame are being their second year at the helm of Ursuline’s program. Workum expects to see immediate contributions from a trio of talented newcomers including Ellie Robertson, Nicole Mitchell and Katie Cowperthwait. After repeated attempts, Summit Country Day coaches were unavailable before Community Press deadlines.

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Madeira inducts five into hall of fame The Madeira High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct five new members at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11, at the Madeira Stadium before the football game with North College Hill. The members of the 2009 induction class are Amy Hurst, Todd Schlensker, August “Augie” Semon, Debbie Stimac and Sonny Tudor. “I think this class, especially with the females, is a good representative of the late ’60s and early ’70s group, which was when girls sports at Madeira really had an emergence,” said John Perin, a member of the Madeira High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee. Perin said it’s an honor that means a lot to most people. “It always means a lot to the families and I think it touches a lot of people in different ways,” he said. “We’ve been doing this since 1991 and now we have a students who were there when it started who are now in the hall fame.”

Amy Hurst

Hurst, a 1970 graduate, played volleyball, basketball, softball and field hockey Hurst for four years each. She was also in tennis for two years and track for one season. She was also a cheerleader all four years. After graduating from the University of Kansas, Hurst spent about 30 years working in physical therapy and another five in real estate. She now lives in Whitmore Lake, Mich.

Todd Schlensker

Schlensker, a 1999 graduate, may be best remembered for the four seasons he spent on the Mustangs’ basketball teams. In his senior year, Schlensker helped lead Madeira to the Division III state semifinals. He also ran cross country for three years, track for two years and played baseball

Debbie Stimac

Schlensker Semon for one season. Schlensker graduated from Northern Kentucky University and is now an office manager for Tri-State Orthopedic Products. He has also coached girls’ basketball at Madeira High School for six seasons. He and his wife, Lindsey, live in Loveland.

Stimac Tudor retail before moving to Illinois where he was a police chef and later an employee with the state’s Environmental Protection Agency. Now retired and known as “Gus,” he and his wife, Ruth, reside in Taylorville, Ill.

Stimac, a 1971 graduate, played volleyball, basketball and field hockey for four years each and softball for one season. For her sports activities, Stimac was awarded the Madden Award in 1971. In later years, she was a longtime member of the Madeira High Athletic Boosters. Now Debbie Harvey, she has worked for the Kroger Co. for 31 years. She and her husband, John, live in Dillonvale.

Sonny Tudor

Tudor, a 1972 graduate, played basketball for four years, ran cross country and track for two years, played baseball for one year and played tennis for one season. In more recent years, Tudor has served as an assistant basketball coach for both the boys and girls teams at Madeira. A graduate of Cedarville University, Tudor has been a teacher, coach and administrator in the Oak Hills Local School District for 34 years. He and his wife, Cindy, reside in Madeira.

August ‘Augie’ Semon

Semon, a 1948 graduate, was on the track squad for four years where he is remembered as a one-man track team. He played football for three years, when he used his speed as a running back and defender. He was also on the basketball team for three years. Following a stint in the Air Force, Semon worked in

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St. Saviour Festival on same weekend for 62 years

The very first St. Saviour Parish Festival was held in September 1947. For 62 years, the church has held its festival on the same weekend, always the weekend after Labor Day. For locals in the Deer Park area, it has become an annual reunion of sorts where generations of old friends and neighbors come together to reminisce about old times and catch up on what’s new. This year’s festival follows a successful formula of food, live bands, games, carnival rides, bid

and buy items and kids attractions that include a petting zoo and pony rides. Like all good church festivals, St. Saviour hosts poker, Texas Hold ‘Em and blackjack tables in the air conditioned basement. While most church festivals sell beer, St. Saviour’s beer selection is almost like a beer festival within a church festival. With six beers on tap and 12 more in bottles and cans, no other local festival can match it. Sure, they sell Bud Light, but who would expect to be able to enjoy

Someone recently set fire to a car on a street in Deer Park. Do such incidents make you feel less safe about where you live? Why or why not? No responses.

playing on Friday from 8 p.m to midnight; The Remains take the stage on Saturday at 8 p.m. until midnight. Firelight plays Sunday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. As always, St. Saviour holds its $10,000 grand prize raffle with $700 second prize and $500 third prize. Raffle tickets will be sold right up to the drawing on Sunday night. This festival is known for its delicious array of great festival food and tasty desserts. New this year is a pig roast on Saturday. Kids will enjoy the “all

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What do you think is the Should there be laws banning enduring legacy of Ted all use of cell phones while driving? Kennedy? Why or why not? “I will always believe that his birth into a privileged family is the Every week The Suburban Life asks readers a question they can reply only reason for his rise to promito via e-mail. Send your answers to nence. with “I also believe that the left will Chatroom in the subject line. try to whitewash and minimize the terrible tragedy he caused to been key supporters to Robert happen at Chappaquiddick, and Kennedy’s 1968 presidential camthey will overlook his expulsion paign. Kennedy offered to ride from Harvard for cheating, his Mary Jo Kopechne back to her alcoholism, his womanizing and hotel, but a policeman noticed his support for abortion, saying Kennedy’s big Oldsmobile making that ‘He who is without sin should a wrong turn out of a cemetery cast the first stone.’ and he slid off of a wooden sided “They did the same thing after bridge into a tidal pond. Kennedy President Clinton was impeached, claimed he swam clear of the car, and the Senate acquitted him. called out for Mary Jo, swam back “One-hundred years from now, under and couldn’t make it physiwhen passions have subsided, I cally, so he went many houses suspect that Ted will be rememaway, called his friends and found bered chiefly for causing the death himself in his own room by 2:30 of Mary Jo Kopechne, and for geta.m. ting away with it. “If he would have reported the “If he had been a conservative, accident immediately, the police I suspect he would would likely have have been treated been able to save T e d d y was a flawed differently. her, since they said B.B. human being who she was probably

sincerely wanted to breathing air for at “Teddy was a least two hours! improve the human flawed human being “This tragedy who sincerely want- condition. caused many to ed to improve the T.H. turn against Ted. human condition. Prior to this event, Apparently, he was he was seen as a rich, self-centhe type of person who could tered, alcoholic playboy. After sharply disagree with you and yet having to deal with the personal walk away from the discussion as responsibility for his part in a friend. another person’s death, and the “He also leaves behind a fami- political repercussions for himself ly that has been damaged by terri- and his family, the affect on his ble attacks from outsiders (two immediate family, this tragedy political assassinations), terrible along with losing the 1980 Demoaccidents (plane crashes and ski- cratic Presidential bid to Jimmy ing), alcoholism, drug addiction Carter, seems to have really driven and sexual indiscretions. Ted to become the best senator he “Our ‘royals’ are almost as could become, to become the cruscrewed up as the Brits!” sader for the poor, the underpriviT.H. leged, those of all races and beliefs. “As the CNN coverage dis“Ted wrote and sponsored a cussed the life of Ted Kennedy in breath-taking amount of legislathe context of his place within the tion and had a wonderful ability to Camelot Kingdom, and within the work across the aisle, for the comcontext of Ted as an individual mon good, something we try and within the Kennedy clan, I reflect- learn in our own Antioch Leadered upon Ted as an individual who ship and Change Program, yet see served as a great change agent for so rarely in Congress, where speour country, and someone who cial interests, fear, and animosity had experienced great transforma- prevail. tive learning, probably starting “Ted, like all of us, was a with the infamous 1969 Chap- human being, subject to many of paquidick Island event, during the frailties that all of are, but he which he was participating in the also acknowledged them, faced Edgartown Yacht Club regatta, them courageously, and when he which lasted over several days. fell, he got up again, smiled, and “During this period, there was went back into the arena, and did also a reunion of the ‘Boiler Room more good work...” Girls,’ six young women who had W.W.1P

On Aug. 17, I attended an office hours session for State Rep. Connie Pillich at the Blue Ash Municipal Building. This was not a campaign fund raiser, special interests-only venue, or invitation-only event. I was expecting maybe an intern staffer willing to take concerns from area constituents/ citizenry, and was pleasantly surprised when I found Pillich was there in person. I quietly seated myself in the rear of the city council chambers and listened to the question-andanswer format. It was disappointing to learn that although Blue Ash had been informed in advance of this media publicized event, they failed to provide any microphones to the representative and to anyone in the audience which, at times, made it challenging to completely hear all of the conversations. Contrary to the recent national media wall-to-wall coverages of these types of meetings having large overflowing turnouts of hostile citizenry, or recently dubbed as a national political based catch phrase, “astro turfing,” there was none of that at all. Often a personnel complement of law enforcement agents is present to eventually remove those that disrupt. It was sad that there was not a single member of the media there to cover this event. Although the advance media publicity had informed all that this event was to be from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p. m., Pillich remained well past this time to allow those arriving and departing ample opportunity to speak with her and share their views about Ohio state gov-

ernment, continuing onwards to about 8:30 p. m. She had a sign in sheet, and passed around her state house business card to those in attendance, Jay Janus Jr. which peaked in mid-teens Community the range in number. Recorder When queried guest about the format columnist and continuity of these office hours, Pillich apprised all that she has held at least one every month in the district since she has taken office, that the audience numbers have numbered from a very few to this number, which, to date, has been her largest audience, and that she intends on continuing these types of meetings and formats for future areas and months to come. Think for a moment, how often any local, state, or federal governmental entity appointed or elected official does that on a regular basis, if at all? The citizenry in attendance were from all areas, walks of life, and ages. All were respectful of each others’ views, with an absence of shouting, disruptions and improper behavior. Pillich told the audience that she had received more than 5,000 e-mails about library funding alone. She shared with us that she had barely taken office when she was confronted at her state house office with a seemingly never ending presence of lobbyists desiring to meet with her to promote their issues, which took up an inordinate amount of time, and then

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Visitors to columbiatownship posted these comments to a story about a proposed roundabout for the six-way Plainville Road intersection: “Lol ... “European”. Also, common in the Northeast and most of the civilized U.S. don’t know if it would work in Mariemont. All the Mariemont oldsters and soccer moms who are baffled by the intersection would be befuddled by a rotary (which is what they’re called here in the New World). They would wait and wait and wait until there wasn’t a single car coming, and you’d still have frustrated motorists and honking. Throw the texting oblivions into the mix and you’ll have a carnival of carnage in the round.” soohblos “Well I go through that maddening intersection several time a day and I will tell you it’s people on cell phone and expensive cars that think they don’t have to yield to the first person there. If you are

turning left off the Murray either north or south people just ignore you. I will be a major law suit there some day because the problem is clear and no one has done anything about it.” IanPaulFreely “’Look kids, Big Ben, Parliament’ is probably image most Americans have of a roundabout, but they simply are a much better (i.e., safer, quicker, quieter) way to manage that type of intersection. “I’ve gone through the mess at Murray as a pedestrian, and boy that really makes a mess of it. Get the roundabout in there, and after a year to adjust people will wonder how it ever functioned any other way.” J-Dog Three cheers for the roundabout ... don’t consider it, just do it. Every time I wait idling at a red light with no traffic going through the intersection, I fume about how much better in every respect a roundabout is to a four-way stop and

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you can ride” Sunday special that allows them to ride carnival rides as often as they like for one low price of $12 between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. As always, parking is free on the church grounds. St. Saviour is across from Deer Park High School at the intersection of Plainfield Road and Myrtle Avenue. Hours of operation are 6 p.m. to midnight Friday; 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday, and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Paul Abrams is a member of the St. Saviour Parish Festival committee.

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Vienna-style lager, English-style pale ale, Irish stout, Bavarian Oktoberfest and Belgian White beers at a church festival? St. Saviour pioneered the concept of a retro beer booth a few years ago and it’s back this year with old favorites like Hudepohl, Burger, Stroh’s, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Schlitz and Black Label. Guests really seem to enjoy sampling the beers of their youth or ones their parents and grandparents drank. This year’s live bands include Ooh La La and The Greasers,


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somehow in all these meetings a single constituent was able to get through with their area of concern, which added some levity to her overall presentation. Some of the issues of concern included: titles, deeds, ownership, covenants of long established existing residential housing complexes; signage along a state route and interstate highway to announce the proximate location of Beckfield College in Springdale; massive economic costs incurred with the state budget due to illegal immigration issues; state costs for Medicaid and Medicare; the disparity in educational funding and reductions in relation to parochial schools in contrast with public schools; bringing “green” energy saving jobs to the district; programs relating to energy advantages of “green” construction in residential construction; veterans services and benefits. She said one of her areas of personal concern is the issue of teen pregnancy. Post event, she surprised me by mailing me a personally penned note of appreciation for my attendance at this event and sharing my concerns. I encourage more citizenry to attend future “office hours” with Pillich, and to communicate with her their wishes relative to state government: Connie Pillich, State Representative, District 28, Ohio House, 77 S. High St., 11th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215-6111; Phone, 614466-8120; Fax, 614-719-3582; Phone/ Toll Free 800-282-0253; E-mail, district28@ohr.state.; “Jay” Janus, Jr., is a disability advocate/ paralegal. He lives in Sycamore Township.

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Deer Park athletic director Rob Hamman replaces Terry Hartley, who retired at the end of last school year.

AD adjusting to new position By Amanda Hopkins

It’s a change of scenery, but Rob Hamman is adjusting well to his new position as the athletic director at Deer Park City Schools. Hamman said that the environment and the new position are quite an adjustment, and he has spent his first few weeks on the job getting to know the people and the duties. Hamman spent three years as principal at the Hope Academy in Mt. Healthy, a state-chartered, non-public, independent high school for students with special educational needs. With no previous experience as an athletic director, Hamman said he was attracted to the position after building good professional relationships with a few Deer Park district staff members. He said he has coached during his time as an educator including coaching a variety of sports while teaching at Covington Independent Schools. He also has taught many different subjects including social studies, carpentry, advanced literature and special education woodshop. He said is looking forward to engaging the stu-

“It’s getting more students to tell the Deer Park story.”

Rob Hamman Deer Park City Schools athletic director

dents and giving them more opportunities to share their experiences as athletes. Hamman said he wants to use the athletic Web site as a blog for athletes to use to write about the games, events and practices they participate in. “It’s getting more students to tell the Deer Park story,” Hamman said. Hamman has two bachelor degrees, including one in anthropology, and holds a masters in education from Xavier University. He is also licensed as a teacher, principal and superintendent by the state. He has two young sons that he takes golfing, fishing and to Dayton Dragons baseball games. Hamman said he is most looking forward to learning the job, helping the coaches and “providing the best possible student-athlete experience.”

THINGS TO DO Kayak down the river

Hamilton County Park District is hosting the Little Miami River Kayak Trip at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at Lake Isabella, 10174 LovelandMadeira Road, Symmes Township. It begins at Lake Isabella and continues 7.5 miles down river. All equipment is provided. Bring a lunch. All participants must complete Quick Start program prior to trip. The cost is $25, $20 ages 6-18. Registration is required and is available online. Call 521-2345 or visit


and motorcycles and includes music and food vendors. The cost is $10 vehicle, free for spectators. Call 891-2424.

Suit drive

Men’s Wearhouse is hosting the National Suit Drive from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Men’s Wearhouse Sycamore Plaza, 7800 Montgomery Road, Sycamore Township. Men’s Wearhouse locations accept suit donations Car show to provide unemployed men The City of Montgomery is with necessary professional hosting a car show from 5 attire. Receive 10 percent store p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, discount with donation. Store Sept. 12, at Montgomery donates one tie per suit donaSquare, 9900 Montgomery tion. Call 793-1119 or visit Road, Montgomery. The event features vintage cars, truck

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Center helps couples find weight loss secret The final meeting of the weight loss challenge had all the all the suspense of a whodunit, without the crime scene. It came down to the final weigh in on the final day at 6 p.m. Who would be the biggest loser? With only 1.02 percent separating first and fifth-place finishers, the tally was in after eight weeks of monitoring diet and exercise. Who lost the highest percentage of their initial body weight? It had all started weeks earlier when 23 people joined at Madeira Health Care Fitness Center with the common goal of losing weight. These weight loss challenges, hosted by MHCC and wellness coach Beth Steur, run on the premise of making healthy nutritional and lifestyle changes that will maximize weight loss. Adherence is promoted through a weekly meeting, e-mails and competition for a cash prize for the top three finishers. “Most people know what they are supposed to do to lose weight,” Steur said. “We offer support and some helpful hints and try to help people figure out what works for them. Sometimes


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Children ages 12 and under can participate in the annual Springdale Junior Olympics. Hosted by Springdale Parks & Recreation, the free community event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave. Kids can participate in a variety of events, including the 50-yard dash and the obstacle course. Awards are given to boys and girls in each age group. Registration is from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., and events are from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All children who register are entered for door prizes. For more information call 346-3910 or e-mail

Loveland alumnus performs at Shadowbox

2007 Loveland High School alumnus Matt Mayerle is a performer at Shadowbox at Newport on the Levee. Shadowbox is a Sketch Comedy/Rock N Roll show.

Mayerle started working there in September 2008 as an intern, learning the ins and outs Mayerle about the theater and the business. In March he made the transition of an intern, to becoming one of the paid actors. He has been performing in the shows, as well as working on the marketing team and in the box office. Along with his work load he is a full-time student in his third year at Northern Kentucky University. He plans to double major in theater and public relations. Mayerle has a full load. However, he has a love and passion for what he does and gives it 100 percent. To see Mayerle and all the other outstanding performers, the Web site and phone number is: www.; 957-7625. The shows run for about two months each, with the new one, “Bad to the Bone,” running Sept. 10Nov. 28.

SCORE offers plan to entrepreneurs

Cincinnati area small business owners now receive a stimulus plan they create with expert help when they tap into nocharge, team-mentoring services offered by SCORE executive volunteers. Greater Cincinnati SCORE, a volunteer arm of the Small Business Administration, is working with outsourcing employment service Lee Hecht Harrison and Stifel Nicolaus, an investment firm, to promote team mentoring services to their clients in Cincinnati. The sessions are held at both company offices in the Chase Towers of Kenwood, 8044 Montgomery Road. The team-mentoring sessions last up to 1.5 hours and clients are given assignments to accomplish between monthly appointments. For more information about SCORE workshops, individual and team counseling and mentoring, go to or call the SCORE office at 6842812 or 684-2812.

it’s adding more protein, or eating more for breakfast. Sometimes it’s changing behaviors about food.” This was a tight race by some serious competitors. Notably, there were two married couples, Lydia and Geoff Hirsh of Symmes Township and Peggy and Jay Linne of Madeira, and previous participant, Kathy Hyatt who challenged to the end. Ultimately, the top prize went to Lydia Hirsh, who lost 12.75 pounds and 7.822 percent of her body weight; second place, Kathy Hyatt, with a loss of 11.75 pounds and 6.953 percent; and third place to Peggy Linne, who lost 11 pounds and 6.832 percent ; honorable mentions to Jay Linne, who lost 13 pounds and 6.824 percent, and Geoff Hirsh, who lost 14 pounds and 6.796 percent. Beyond the competition, their stories are fueled by being healthier, losing some weight and getting more out of life. For more information or to register, contact Lauran McHaffie at 561-6400 or; or Beth Steur at 390-7468 or bsteur@

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New arts classes begin in Wyoming

Art is busting out all over, with individual and group instruction at The Center for the Arts in Wyoming. Dance instruction begins with preschool creative classes and continues with ballet and tap, hip hop and jazz, and Irish dance. Visual arts for preschoolers accepts children from 4to 6-years of age and continues with age groupings for youngsters through high school. Media include drawing, printmaking, and painting. Adult classes are available in clay, photography, drawing, crafts and Photoshop. A special series of art classes is available for homeschooled students. The Center for the Arts is at 322 Wyoming Ave. Call 948-1900 or visit www.

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Society of Women Engineers Fall General Meeting, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Montgomery Inn Montgomery, 9440 Montgomery Road. Opportunity for technical women and men for professional networking and learn about upcoming SWE events. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations recommended. Presented by South Ohio Society of Women Engineers. 429-8836. Montgomery.


Wine Friends Tasting, 6 p.m. The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road. Sample and learn about $8.99 and under wines. $7. Reservations required. 984-9463; Montgomery.


First Aid for Little People, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road. Grades K-2. Participants learn basic first aid and how to respond in an emergency. Ages -1—1. $10. Registration required. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 7924000; Blue Ash.


Blues Merchants, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road. 791-2753. Montgomery.


JR Brow, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $12. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 984-9288. Montgomery.


Joyful Noise, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road. Drama. Story of the politics and passion that nearly prevented “The Messiah” from ever being performed. $17. Reservations recommended. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through Sept. 27. 684-1236. Columbia Township.


Gattle’s, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Gattle’s, 8714050. Montgomery. Kenwood Towne Centre, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Kenwood Towne Centre, 745-9100; Kenwood.


National Suit Drive. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Men’s Wearhouse Sycamore Plaza, 793-1119; Sycamore Township.

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JR Brow, 8 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $12. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 984-9288. Montgomery.


Joyful Noise, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 6841236. Columbia Township.


Gattle’s, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Gattle’s, 8714050. Montgomery. Kenwood Towne Centre, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Kenwood Towne Centre, 745-9100; Kenwood.

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Flower Arranging, 6:30 p.m. Award winning floral designer, Melinda O’Briant, demonstrates how to make round arrangement. Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road. $15. Reservations required. 561-7400; Indian Hill.


JR Brow, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $8, $4 college students and military with ID. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, With Ryan Fohl, emcee. Reservations required. Through Sept. 13. 984-9288. Montgomery. F R I D A Y, S E P T . 1 1


Snow Shoe Crabs, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive. Ages 21 and up. $5. 774-9697; Symmes Township. DJ Aaron Glorius and That Guy from Okinawa, 7 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 5541040. Blue Ash.

Beginning Crochet, 10 a.m.-noon, Fiberge, 9901 Montgomery Road. Learn to chain, single, double, triple crochet. No experience needed. $25, plus supplies. Registration required. 831-9276. Montgomery.


DJ Aaron Glorius and That Guy from Okinawa, 7 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 5541040. Blue Ash.


Madeira Historical Society Open House, noon-3 p.m. Madeira school artifacts and historical documents. Miller House, 7226 Miami Ave. Free; donations accepted. Presented by Madeira Historical Society. 2404348. Madeira.


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 574-1849. Indian Hill.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 574-1849. Indian Hill.


St. Saviour Fall Festival, 6 p.m.-midnight, St. Saviour Church, 4136 Myrtle Ave. Food, booths, rides, entertainment and games for all ages. Free. Through Sept. 13. 791-9004. Amberley Village.


Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Old Saloon, 7450654. Kenwood. Happy Hour, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 554-1040. Blue Ash.


Car Show, 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Montgomery Square, 9900 Montgomery Road. Vintage cars, truck and motorcycles. Includes music and food vendors. $10 vehicle, free for spectators. Presented by City of Montgomery. 891-2424. Montgomery.


Rebirth of a Woman Retreat, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The Word Fellowship Church, 5902 Robison Road. Includes breakfast, soul food lunch, pampering, belly dancing, massages, vendors, inspirational workshops and more. For Women. $35, $30 advance. Registration required. 519-7416; Kennedy Heights.



Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, $20 TVs over 60 pounds, $10 TVs under 60 pounds, free for other items. 946-7766. Blue Ash.

Men’s Wearhouse Sycamore Plaza is hosting the National Suit Drive from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Men’s Wearhouse Sycamore Plaza, 7800 Montgomery Road, Sycamore Township. Men’s Wearhouse locations accept suit donations to provide unemployed men with necessary professional attire. Receive 10 percent store discount with donation. Store donates one tie per suit donation. Call 793-1119 or visit


St. Saviour Fall Festival, 5 p.m.-midnight, St. Saviour Church, Free. 791-9004. Amberley Village.


Happy Hour, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 554-1040. Blue Ash. Happy Hour, 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Through The Garden Restaurant, 10738 Kenwood Road. Free. 791-2199. Blue Ash.


First Aid Basics, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road. Course on basic first aid. Includes three-year certification. $40. Registration required. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; Blue Ash.

What Women Need to Know About Divorce, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Merrill Lynch, 5151 Pfeiffer Road. Suite 100, Conference room. Learn how to protect yourself and your children, take control of your financial life and strategies to deal with your spouse and/or children’s emotions. Features panel of speakers, attorneys, financial advisor and therapists. Free. Reservations appreciated, not required. Presented by Second Saturday. 792-1186. Blue Ash.


Silverton Block Watch Association Antique, Craft and Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Meier’s Wine Cellars, 6955 Plainfield Road. More than 75 booths, music, food and beverages. Rain date: Sept 19. Benefits Silverton Block Watch Association. Presented by Silverton Block Watch Association. 9366233. Silverton. National Suit Drive. 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Men’s Wearhouse Sycamore Plaza, 793-1119; Sycamore Township. S U N D A Y, S E P T . 1 3


Coloring with Copic Markers, 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Stamp Your Art Out, $26 plus supplies. Registration required. 793-4558. Blue Ash.


St. Saviour Fall Festival, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. St. Saviour Church, Free. 791-9004. Amberley Village. Mariemont Kiwanis Arts and Crafts Fair, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Village of Mariemont,, Grassy median in center of village on Wooster Pike. Includes home and office decor, jewelry, dolls and more. Proceeds benefit Kiwanis college scholarship fund. Free parking, admission. Presented by Mariemont Kiwanis Club. 561-2292. Mariemont.

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Beautiful Basic Sweaters, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Continues Sept. 28. Fiberge, 9901 Montgomery Road. Intermediate level. Select and read patterns, choose yarn, master increasing, decreasing, bind off. Supplies not included. $50, plus supplies. Registration required. 831-9276. Montgomery. Cards with Connie, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Stamp Your Art Out, 9685 Kenwood Road. With owner Connie Williams. Class of card crafting where you’ll make four cards. Adults only.Free, most supplies included. Registration required. 793-4558. Blue Ash.


Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7 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.


Power of Two Marriage Enrichment Workshop, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Guru For Two Counseling Center, 10979 Reed Hartman Hwy, $100. Registration required. Presented by Guru for Two Counseling Center. 6526974; Blue Ash.


Volleyball Clinic, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Weekly through Oct. 5. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Learn fundamentals and advanced skills of volleyball. $40. Registration required. 9856747. Montgomery.





Joyful Noise, 7 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 6841236. Columbia Township.


Pastor’s Prayer Time, 9 a.m.-9:25 a.m. Living Word Fellowship, 9781 Fields Ertel Road. Steve and Tara Peele, senior pastors. Presented by Equipping Ministries International. 677-7012. Loveland.


Adult, Infant and Child CPR/AED, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $65, American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road. Cincinnati Red Cross course on CPR/AED for breathing and cardiac emergencies. Includes one-year certification. Registration required. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; Blue Ash. Family-to-Family Class, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 1. Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road. For family and friends of individuals diagnosed with mental illness to share experiences and connect with others, learn how to provide support and to develop better understanding of mental illness. Registration required. Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness of Hamilton County. 3513500. Montgomery.


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Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 574-1849. Indian Hill.


Upper Cervical Care for Migraines and Sleep Disorders, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Dr. Brent Owens discusss latest technology to analyze and correct upper cervical misalignment and associated migraines and sleep disturbances. $15. Registration required. 985-6732; Montgomery.

Men’s 5 on 5 Full Court Basketball League, 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Weekly through Nov. 17. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. $225, plus $25 weekly referee fee. Registration required. 985-6747. Montgomery.




Praise and Worship Practice, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Living Word Fellowship, 9781 Fields Ertel Road. Dave and Beth Kenniv, worship ministry. Presented by Equipping Ministries International. 677-7012. Loveland.

Cincinnati All Star Showcase, 8 p.m. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Cincinnati’s best stand-up professional comedians. Ages 18 and up. $5. Reservations required. 9849288. Montgomery. Jewish 12-Step Meeting for Jewish Alcoholics and Addicts in Recovery, 6 p.m.7 p.m. Chabad Jewish Center, 3977 Hunt Road. Emphasizing Jewish spiritual tools for use in recovery from alcoholism or addictions. Group support only, no counseling. All ages. Free. Presented by Jewish Education for Every Person. 307-2386; Blue Ash.


Happy Hour, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Apsara Restaurant, 554-1040. Blue Ash. JR Brow, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $8, $4 bar and restaurant employees. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 984-9288. Montgomery.

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T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 1 5 Beginning Knit B, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Fiberge, 9901 Montgomery Road. Learn to read patterns, increase, decrease, fix mistakes, determine gauge, select yarn. Beginner knit skills required. $25, plus supplies. Registration required. 831-9276; Montgomery. Colored Pencils on Colored Paper, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Stamp Your Art Out, 9685 Kenwood Road. Learn to color images on colored paper to create different effects for papercrafting projects. $23 plus supplies. Registration required. 793-4558. Blue Ash.


PROVIDED Toby Keith, pictured, with guest Trace Adkins, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave. For tickets, call 800-7453000 or visit

Museum Tours, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. John Kuhnell Silverton Train Station Museum, 7054 Montgomery Road. View replica of original City of Silverton Train Station and learn history. Includes pictures dating back to 1800s. Free. Presented by Silverton Block Watch Association. Silverton.

Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, $20 TVs over 60 pounds, $10 TVs under 60 pounds, free for other items. 946-7766. Blue Ash.

Tri State County Animal Response Team Meeting and Training, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Pet First Aid and CPR. Best Friends Pet Care, 11216 Gideon Lane. Volunteer meeting and disaster preparedness training for animal rescue. Free. Presented by Tri State County Animal Response Team. 702-8373; Sycamore Township.


Barney comes to the Cincinnati Zoo to perform two live shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the zoo’s Wings of Wonder Theater. Barney will dance and sing his most popular songs. The shows are free with zoo admission, $13, adults; $9, ages 2-12; 2 and under, free. Donate a new children’s book or pajamas on Sept. 11 for The Great Sprout Tuck-In and receive one free child’s admission with a paid adult admission on Sept. 11. Visit


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Playing hide-and-seek, but not really seeking All humans live in hiding from themselves. That’s one of Albert Camus’ central insights about human nature. We practice what psychology calls repression and denial – thereby remaining unconscious to who we really are. Why hide certain experiences or realities of our life? We fear it would be too difficult or frightening dealing with them. We prefer, as Kierkegaard puts it, to tranquilize ourselves with the trivial. Hiding strong personal elements from ourselves is usually futile. They keep trying to get our attention. They express themselves through symptoms such as anxiety, stomach trouble, insomnia, headaches, irritation or depression. True, some depression comes from chemical imbalances and must be treated with medication. But another kind of depression can be caused by pushing down and away i.e. depressing, unwelcome feelings. One of the strange things about our feelings is, however, that we can’t just bury the unpleasant ones and keep the pleasant ones. They’re all

intertwined. Bury anger and we bury the potential for joy; bury sexuality and we bury spontaneity; bury Father Lou conflict and Guntzelman we bury peace Perspectives of mind. Symptoms of hidden and scary feelings tap on the walls of our minds and bodies as if to say, “You can’t lead a full life unless you deal with me and achieve a certain understanding of me as part of your life.” Those of us who have been abused or neglected, bruised or wounded by significant others, must come face to face with our pain and the truth about the whole situation. Understanding the truth will help set us free. It’s difficult for us, but doing so begins healing and integration. Often, facing what we’ve kept hidden is best accomplished with the assistance of a competent professional counselor. One example of the hidden being revealed occurred when I was pastor and a young woman made an

appointment. During it she denounced her current boyfriend and his interest in sex. She showed me newspaper articles confirming her belief that our culture is too permissive and men are the villains causing it all. She wanted me to write about it and preach about it to my parishioners. It was her growing intensity, her insistence and deepening rage that led me to suspect there was much more to her concerns. After a long period of listening, I asked her gently, “Would you be willing to tell me what happened to you? Did someone hurt you or frighten you?” What followed was a profound change in her behavior. She stared into space in silence. Then, with contorted face, an angry snarl in her voice, she whispered, “I was raped when I was 18, and by damn, no man will ever have that power over me again!” With some relief, she said she had hidden and denied that fact for years. She tried – and for a while it worked – to consider that trauma as just a nightmare. She never wondered why

she was not able “to find the right guy” with whom to consider marriage. Her repressed fear of sex and anger at men were affecting her life tremendously. From that point on she was willing to confer with a psychologist and work through the brutal disrespect

forced on her by her attacker.A healthier life was ahead for her. She proved more courageous than most people are wont to be in facing what’s hidden inside. Too many of us fulfill Camus’ claim that most humans live in hiding from

themselves. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

Kindervelt gives to Children’s Hospital raised $450,000 for Children’s. They have 41 chapters across the Tristate, yet they aren’t a household name – you could call them the “biggest fundraising machine you’ve never heard of.” Kindervelt will pour money into the Asthma Research Division until

2012, when they will choose another division to endorse. Asthma is a chronic problem in Cincinnati – Cincinnati is one of the worst cities in the country for the disease. Asthma is the No. 1 reason children are admitted to the hospital, with nearly 3,000 emergency room visits each year to Children’s.


As one of the city’s largest fundraising entities, Kindervelt has raised $14 million since 1971 and donated every penny to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. They are a major reason that Children’s is consistently ranked as one of the best hospitals in the nation. This year alone they’ve


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September 9, 2009

It’s all a piece of pie this week PRESENTED BY:


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I guess I should call this week’s column the “Pie Issue.” I’ve been asked by several Kentucky readers to clone Maysville’s most famous transparent pie made by McGee’s Bakery. And a reader on the northern side of the river has been clamoring for Jimmy Gherardi’s lemon blueberry pie. First, the story a b o u t McGee’s. I stopped in their bakery last year and Rita several Heikenfeld got i t e m s Rita’s kitchen including their transparent pie. The recipe is secret so I can’t tell you how I sleuthed information but will tell you my “anonymous source” said McGee’s uses powdered milk. Now most transparent pies call for cream or milk so I have no idea how true the powdered milk theory is, but it’s plausible for sure when baking in large amounts. The ingredients in this pie are similar but not exactly like Hoosier, chess and vinegar pies. Anyway, I ran into Nick Clooney last year when we were both on Fox 19’s morning show. Nick said he thought his brother had a recipe similar to McGee’s. Nick and I lost touch so I never did get the recipe in my hot little hands. The recipe I’m sharing is so delicious and almost deadon McGee’s – and as close as

I’m ever going to get to it. Jimmy’s pie, on the other hand, was a cinch to get. He is so generous when it comes to sharing recipes so I’ve got his authentic one to share here.

Transparent pie close to McGee’s

Originally from Martha Jane Zeigler, a Batavia resident and fine baker. Now this isn’t the prettiest pie – the filling isn’t real high but is so enticingly sweet Gherardi and good you’ll understand when you take a bite. A thick filling would just be too much. Now if all you have is dark Karo, that should be OK too. I’ve adapted this slightly from her original recipe. 1 pie shell 1 stick butter, room temperature (salted or unsalted is OK) 2 cups sugar 1 tablespoon flour 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 ⁄2 cup half & half 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 teaspoons cider vinegar 1 tablespoon clear Karo syrup Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Beat butter and sugar until mixture is fairly fluffy. Add rest of ingredients and blend well. Don’t worry if it looks curdled. Pour into pie shell. Bake 10 minutes at 400 degrees, then turn oven down to 325 degrees and bake for about 40 to 50 minutes more, or until pie has set. Awesome with a dollop of whipped cream.

Chef Jimmy Gherardi’s lemon sour cream blueberry pie

For reader Cathy Grosse who told me she’s tried to duplicate “but have only nearly got it – worth stuffing myself for.” Cathy wanted to wish Jimmy well and thinks, like I do, that Jimmy is a wonderful and caring person. 1 cup sugar 1 ⁄4 cup all purpose flour 1 ⁄4 cup cornstarch 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 ⁄2 cup sour cream 1 ⁄2 cup water 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 6 egg yolks 1 ⁄3 cup fresh or organic bottled lemon juice Whipped cream

Congrats to Rob and Sheila

I recently celebrated 10 years of cooking with Rob and Sheila with a special cooking demo on the Fox 19 morning show. Go to my blog at www. to see the link for the video.

Fresh or thawed frozen blueberries or blueberry syrup. Place sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt in saucepan. Whisk. Add sour cream and water. Whisk until smooth. Place on stove top over medium heat and stir until thickened. Remove from heat and add butter. Stir until melted and well combined. Stir in yolks, Keep stirring until well combined – don’t worry if butter is floating around. Place back on heat and stir constantly until mixture is well combined and thick again. Stir in juice and keep stirring until it becomes thick and starts to hold its shape. Remove from heat and pour into prepared pie crust. Allow to cool completely at room temperature, then place in fridge until cold. Top with as much whipped cream, berries, etc. as you want.

Can you help?

Like P.F. Chang’s lemon sauce for chicken. Dan Romito, producer of Fox 19’s morning show asked me to find this for his mom, who reads my column. This is one of P.F. Chang’s most popular dishes …mmmm.

Chocolate zucchini bread/cake a huge hit

My editor, Lisa Mauch, and her co-workers gave this a two thumbs up. She made this both as cupcakes and in a loaf pan. I salivated just looking at the photos. Like everyone who has made it, Lisa declares this a keeper. This is a good recipe to use those gargantuan zucchini that look like they’re on steroids. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-248-7130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at

Chic.lits to host author



The Chic.lits will host a talk by popular author, Chris Bohjalian, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Taft Museum. Mercantile Library board members Sally Connelly and Deborah Ginocchio helped found Chic.lits, an organization designed to support the Modern Novel series at the Mercantile Library. The Book Shelf of Madeira is partnering with the Chic.lits for this event. Membership in Chic.lits is $100, which guarantees members free admission to the Bohjalian event (a $20 value), plus an invitation to a private reception with Bohjalian. Chic.lits members will also be invited to a special reception and book dis-

cussion from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at the home of a library member, where Mercantile Director Albert Pyle will lead a discussion of Bohjalian’s best-selling novel, “Skeletons at the Feast.” Co-chairs Cynthia Cole and Joni Littlejohn have planned a raffle of literary items for those attending the Sept. 14 event. Bohjalian’s talk is open to the public. Cost is $20 for library members; $25 for others. It will be held at the Taft Museum. The pre-lecture Chic.lits reception will be at 6:30 p.m. To sign up to be a Chic.lit, call 621-0717 or Email


September 9, 2009

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Kroger partners with Shofar Factory


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Only one time, in the entire bible, is the question asked. “What must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30). In the next verse (Acts 16:31) the question is answered, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt



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Hell’s Hot Life’s Short Death’s Sure Eternity’s Long and “There Ain’t No Exits In Hell.” NO MAN KNOWS, HOW SOON IT IS TOO LATE “Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His Name in vain.” Exodus 20:7 Any way that you use God’s Name, the Lord’s Name, Jesus’ Name, other than in a Holy manner, is taking His Name in vain. For God so loved the worlds, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believed in Him Should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 Acts 2:21 And Romans 10:13 indicate that “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” In the next verse, Romans 10:14 it says, “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?” Believing precedes calling upon The name of the Lord. Jesus Himself said in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” God reaffirms this truth in I Timothy 2:5 saying “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” When someone says “repeat this prayer after me to be saved” it is making people feel like they have to “do” something to be saved, other than believing. If someone is asked to say a prayer to be saved, the person who says the prayer is still on his way to hell, after repeating the prayer, if he hasn’t believed in his heart. Nowhere in the Bible is it found that a person has to pray a prayer to be saved. God does not hear a prayer unless you go to God in the name of Jesus Christ, The Only Mediator between God and man. Jesus Christ is not your Mediator unless he is your Lord and Savior. So according to God, the steps are, first, you believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. By believing as Acts 16:31 indicates, you are saved! Acts 16:30,31 is the only time in the Bible where the question is asked, “what must I do to be saved?” God answering through Paul said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved. By being saved, Jesus Christ is your Lord, Savior, and Mediator between God and your self. Now you can pray to God, because you have the Mediator, Jesus Christ. I believe that when a person “prays” to God, without being saved, his prayer goes no higher than the ceiling, and God probably says, “Who do you think you are, to think that you can come to Me, without coming to Me in the only possible way that I have set out in My Word? For you come to Me, through My Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the One and Only Mediator between you and Me.” You don’t just pull Jesus Christ out of the air, and say today I want You to get me to God, by my go-between for God! It doesn’t work that way. Jesus Christ is either your Lord and Savior, making Him your Mediator, or, if Jesus Christ is not your Lord and Savior. He is not your Mediator. I believe it is very important to stress that you are saved by believing only. John 3:16, probably the most quoted verse in the Bible, says that, “whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Again, this passage clearly prescribes believing, not repeating a prayer. In Jon 3:4, Nicodemus asks Jesus, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into this mother’s womb, and be born?” He was asking this in regard to Jesus’ statement in John 3:3, that a man needs to be born again Jesus’ answer in John 3:5 and following is “Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” Nowhere does Jesus say, pray to be saved, it is always believe. Years ago, I heard Dr. Donald Grey Barnhouse say “I’m deeply offended when I hear a prayer that does not end with the idea that God must be approached only through the Name and the Being of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 1:13 says “In whom (Christ) ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise.” Romans 10:9 tells us “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hat raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth (first) unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession (next) is made unto salvation.” How many people have gone to hell or are going to hell by putting their trust in the ungodly “pray the sinners prayer” or “repeat this prayer after me”, instead of believing John 3:36: “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” Luke 23:39-43 tells us “And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, if thou be Christ, save thyself and us.” But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.” In these verses in Luke, we see that a man was saved by believing only. The malefactor did not, and was not instructed by Jesus, to pray, to receive salvation. He said unto Jesus, “Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verify I say unto thee, today shalt thou be with me in paradise.” You don’t fool Jesus. Jesus knew that this man believed in Him; that this man believed that this Jesus that he was talking with was the Lord, The Messiah, the Only Begotten Son of God, the Savior, and in believing, the man was saved. Now if you think that you have to pray first; repeat, first, or anything first, before believing, why did Jesus tell him “today thou shalt be with Me in paradise?” OR if there is a need to do for anything to go along with believing believing, why didn’t Jesus tell him what that was? Jesus doesn’t make mistakes! God’s Word is true. You don’t (really you can’t), add to or take away from God’s Word, and it be true. Just leave His Word alone, and do what God said, believe, Psalm 119:89” “For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.” Revelations 22:18,19” For/testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” Take your Bible and check the references that we contained herein—nothing added to and nothing taken away; and when you hear “the plan of salvation” from anyone, get your Bible out and see if it is God speaking or “someone’s” idea. I can’t see “ten steps” to salvation, I can see only one step: believe. The malefactor on the cross had but one step, and he took it. You, I, we all have “one step,” believe. Please take it, and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ for your salvation. All Scripture references are from The King James Version, (Cambridge, Cambridge) 1789.

Hadassah hosts opening meeting The Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah will hold its opening meeting/installation and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at Hebrew Union College, Mayerson Auditorium. Guest speaker will be Rabbi Gary Zola, who will give a presentation about “Abraham Lincoln and the Jews.” Hadassah Board members will be installed for the 2009-2010 year, and the American Jewish Archives, located at HUC, will be open for viewing following the luncheon. Event chairs are Renee Sandler and Teri Junker. Zola is the executive director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, the world’s largest freestanding research center dedicated solely to the study of the American Jewish experience. Zola also serves as professor of the American Jewish Experience at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati. Prior to assuming leadership of The Marcus Center, Zola served for more than 15 years as the national dean of admissions, student affairs and alumni relations for HUCJIR.

In 2006, Zola became the first American Jewish historian and the first American rabbi to Zola r e c e i v e appointment to the Academic Advisory Council of the congressionally recognized Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Zola is a historian of American Jewry and is widely acknowledged as an expert on the development of American Reform Judaism. Author of numerous books, including “The Dynamics of American Jewish History: Jacob Rader Marcus’s Essays on American Jewry,” “Women Rabbis: Exploration and Celebration” and “Isaac Harby of Charleston.” Rabbi Zola’s newest volume, “He Was Like One of Us: American Jewry and the Idealization of Abraham Lincoln,” is expected to be published in 2010. In celebration of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, the American Jewish Archives Web site is hosting an online exhibit on the 16th president’s relationship to the Jewish community. The doc-

uments included in this presentation highlight Lincoln’s actions regarding specific Jewish-related incidents during the Civil War, such as the appointment of the first Jewish chaplains in 1862 and Grant’s General Orders No. 11, as well as Jewish responses to the Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln’s assassination and legacy. Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer women’s organization whose members are inspired to strengthen their partnership with Israel, ensure Jewish continuity, and realize their potential as a dynamic force in American society. The Cincinnati Chapter offers a variety of community service and fundraising projects, as well as fun and educational special interest groups for women of all ages and interests. Hebrew Union College is at 3101 Clifton Avenue in Clifton. Parking is available but limited. Car-pooling is encouraged. Hadassah members may donate contributions from their Hadassah Red Boxes at the event. Couvert for the luncheon is $20. For more information and reservations, call 821-6157.

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Climb a tree. Visit a farmer’s market. See live owls and hawks up close. Kids and parents can do all this and more during the 7th annual Great Outdoor Weekend. All activities are free and take place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26 and 27, at several dozen sites throughout the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. The Great Outdoor Weekend gives good reason for families to visit a new park or try a new outdoor activity. More than 40 park, conservation and environmentally-based agencies are offering more than 70 free programs, including the Hamilton County Park District, Cincinnati Nature Center, Cincinnati Park Board, the Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Museum Center and others. The official Web site,, is the place to get all the details about this two-day event. Those participating can find a site location map to help them plan their day and programs listed both by region and time. There are also convenient links to full program descriptions, including directions, day-of phone numbers and age recommendations. Families can explore programs on the “west side” at Delhi Township Parks and Recreation and Imago Earth Center in Price Hill, on the “east side” at Izaak Walton League in Loveland and Turner Farm in Indian Hill and in northern Kentucky as well. The Great Outdoor Weekend has been designed to provide a diverse sampling of the best nature and environmental groups and activities in the Greater Cincinnati Region. Great Outdoor Weekend is presented by Serendipity Design LLC and the Hamilton County Park District.

Religion Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church

Ascension Lutheran Church

Ascension’s Sunday worship service is at 10 a.m. Sunday school and adult forum begin at 9 a.m. A nursery is provided during the worship service. The church is hosting the Fall Chamber Concert Series. On Saturday, Sept. 26, the 16-year-old 2009 World Piano Competition winner, David Mamedov, will be performing in concert. Former Metropolitan Opera soloist Blythe Walker, soprano, and former European opera soloist, David Bezona, tenor, will be performing Saturday, Oct. 17. The final concert of the fall season will feature the choirs of Sycamore High School, Kenneth Holdt directing, Saturday, Nov. 21. All concerts are free and will begin at 7 p.m. (A free-will donation will be accepted.) The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288;

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 hosting a Church Dinner at noon Sunday, Sept. 20. The event is free. Call 793-7422 for reservations. The church is at 8105 Beech Ave., Deer Park; 793-7422.

Religion news is published at no charge on a space-available basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Suburban Life, Attention: Teasha Fowler, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio 45140. being taken for an adult mission trip to Haiti in February 2010. Call the church office for details. Kids Morning Out is from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday through Thursday. It is open to children 6 months-kindergarten. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families of two or more. Vendors are needed for the Fall Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. Crafters and vendors are invited to call the church for details. A new Moms Group is forming. They will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21, or from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22. Church of the Saviour Book Club will discuss “The Language of God: A Scientist Present Evidence for Belief” by Francis S. Collins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at Harper’s Point Panera. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 791-3142;

Connections Christian Church

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

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church The church is presenting Financial Peace University, a program that teaches the skills and confidence to make the right decisions with your money, beginning Sept. 3 at The Edge @ University of Cincin-

nati Campus Ministry House in Clifton. Orientation is 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 at The Edge Campus Ministry House at 3007 Clifton Ave. Classes begin Thursday, Sept. 10, and are for 13 weeks. Cost is $90 per family unit to participate in the program. For information, visit To register, contact Pastor Jess Abbott at 891-1700 or The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 489-8815.


The church is hosting a Fish Fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. The menu consists of all-you-caneat Icelandic cod, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, bread, dessert and drink. The cost is $9 for adults, $4 for ages 5-10, and free for ages 4 and under. Hartzell will have a wide variety of bid-and-buy baskets for a silent auction. At the conclusion of the evening, bidding will be suspended and winners will be notified. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

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.

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St. Paul Church services are 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. for Traditional Worship and 9:30 a.m. for Contemporary Worship with Praise

Sharonville United Methodist Church has services; 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. are traditional worship format, and the 9:30 a.m. service is con-


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

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith

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

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

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

7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd) Worship Schedule 10:00 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion Baby sitter provided Pastor: Josh Miller

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



Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr. Minister Sun. Worship 10am Wed. Worship & Bible Study Service 7pm Sunday School - All Ages 9-10:00am New National Seminary Emerging

KENWOOD FELLOWSHIP 7205 Kenwood Rd., Cinti, OH 45236

Sunday School for Children & Adults at 9:30am & 11:00am. Youth Fellowship (grade 7-12), 6-8pm.

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "The Architecture of the Bible: Architects and Blueprints"

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

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Ken Bashford, Pastor

Sunday Morning Worship 10:30am Child Care Provided Sunday School for All Ages

Fellowship & Lunch Follows Worship Our mission is to worship God & share Jesus’ transforming love and salvation.

NorthStar Vineyard Community Church

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Traditional Service 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Service 9:30 & 11:00am (Nursery care from 9:15am-12:15pm.)

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


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Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. every Sunday. The church is hosting Ladies WOW Study Group (Women on Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. The event includes light refreshments and a study of Beth Moore’s “Stepping Up.” The church hosts Adult and Youth Bible Studies at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891, www.sycamorechristianchurch.

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The church is hosting the free Taking Better Pictures Workshop from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, for ages 11-17 and Saturday, Sept. 19, for ages 18-105. Call the church to register. Haiti Mission Trip 2010: Sign-ups are

Get answers to all of your questions about the Catholic faith and explore the invitation to know Jesus Christ and his church. The regular teaching evenings begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, in the St. Gertrude School cafeteria. For more information, call 5615954, e-mail or visit The church is at 7630 Shawnee Run Road, Madeira; 561-5954.

Band. Childcare is provided for all services. Services on Sunday, Sept. 6, will have the message “He/She Has Done Everything Well” based on the scripture reading Mark 7:2437. This sermon asks the question “How is Jesus a model of industry?” Communion will be offered at this service. You are asked to bring a tool of your trade for this service to help observe Labor Day. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

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“Divorce Care,” a 13-week program that addresses emotional issues associated with divorce, is being offered Sept. 8-Nov. 30. The sessions are offered free of charge from 7-9 p.m. at the church. Experts on topics such as anger, resentment and loneliness will conduct the meetings in a support group setting. For more information contact Melanie Stearns at 561-4220. The chapel is at 5125 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 561-4220.

September 9, 2009 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:00 am

Church School for Everyone 10:10 am

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

MT. WASHINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6365 Corbly Road 513-231-3946 Rev. Thomas A. Gaiser Worship Service 10:00am Nursery Provided Visitors Welcomed "A Family in Christ and a Beacon of God’s Love for Over 150 years"

MT. WASHINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6365 Corbly Road 513-231-3946 Rev. Thomas A. Gaiser Sunday Worship 10:45am Adult & Childrens Sunday School 9:30am Visitors Welcomed "A Family in Christ and a Beacon of God’s Love for Over 150 Years"


2710 Newtown Rd. 231-8634 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School classes and nursery care for children and youth

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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 Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m.-noon selected Saturdays through November. For a complete list visit or call 683-

2340. 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, or visit GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers

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and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit E-mail 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. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373.


Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation needs. Call 621READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. 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, 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 for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-the-

scenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s 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 or visit Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development – Volunteers are needed for Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes and English to Speakers of Other Language classes. There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. Call 612-5830. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives across the city. Call 5420195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have oneon-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. To volunteer, contact Gina Burnett at or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Black Achievers 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


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 Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.

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Alzheimer’s Association – Volunteers are being asked to move in support of the fight against Alzheimer’s disease at the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Memory Walk. Organizers of the annual fundraising event, which will be Saturday, Oct. 3 at the P&G


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Erin Kelly & Aaron Patterson Dr. John Kelly of Union, KY and Dr. Nancy Kelley of Anderson Township, announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Rachel Kelly, to Aaron Matthew Charles Patterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles of Lebanon. An October wedding is planned. Erin is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Sociology at UC, after which she will be pursuing her Juris Doctor out of state. Aaron is pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a Criminal Justice concentration at UC.









Incidents/investigations Criminal damaging

Vehicle window damaged at 6546 Murray Ave., Aug. 12.


Incidents/investigations Assault

Reported at 7346 Blue Ash Rd., Aug. 26. Reported at 7200 Blue Ash Rd., Sept. 1.


Variety of tools stolen valued at $5973 from 3848 Lansdowne, Aug. 18. Game system stolen from 7913 Plainfield Rd., Aug. 26. Clothing stolen from 7913 Plainfield Rd., Aug. 29. Reported at 4071 E. Galbraith Rd., Aug. 31.

Domestic violence

Reported on Lansdowne Ave., Aug. 31.


Police reports are gathered from reports on file with local police departments. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. Juveniles, those 17 and younger, are listed by age and gender. To contact your local police department: • Columbia Township: Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Simon L. Leis, sheriff; Sgt. Peter Enderle. Call 683-3444. • Deer Park: Michael Schlie, chief. Call 7918056. • Madeira: Frank Maupin, chief. Call 2724214. • Sycamore Township, 792-7254.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Residence entered at 8991 Plainfield Rd., Aug. 13. Residence entered and bows, TV, guitars, rifle of unknown value removed at 4229 Myrtle Ave., Aug. 16.

Criminal damaging

Shed windows damaged at 3904 Mantall Ave., Aug. 14.


Vehicle entered and GPS , briefcase and contents of unknown value removed at 7875 US 22, Aug. 15. Vehicle entered and GPS of unknown value removed at 8044 Montgomery Rd., Aug. 7. Phone valued at $400 removed at 7875 Montgomery Rd., Aug. 13. $510 in currency removed at 7268 Kenwood Rd., Aug. 13. Vehicle etnered and computer, game system valued at $2,480 removed at 8477 Owlwoods Ln., Aug. 17. Cell phone valued at $349 removed at 7875 Montgomery Rd., Aug. 12. Hair cutting equipment valued at $500 removed at 4514 Harrison Ave., Aug. 12. Cell phone purchased without consent of card user at 7565 Kenwood Rd., Aug. 10. Vehicle entered and GPS systems valued at $400 removed at 8044 Montgomery Rd., Aug. 10.

SYMMES TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Harry Lofland, 31, 8161 Glendon Dr., drug paraphernalia at 10630 Loveland Madeira Rd., Aug. 7.

Incidents/investigations Theft

GPS valued at $300 removed from vehicle at 8700 Governor’s Hill, Aug. 11. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 12131 Sycamore Terrace Dr., Aug. 5. Vehicle etnered and cigars, cutter valued at $74 removed at 11655 Thristlehill Dr., Aug. 6. Vehicle entered and GPS and detector valued at $449 removed at 10238 Willow Dr., Aug. 7. Credit card removed and used without consent at 9694 Farmstead Dr., Aug. 6. Vehicle entered and purse of unknown value removed at 11929 U.S. 22, Aug. 13.

Reported at 4134 Orchard Ln., Aug. 31.




Anthony Gonzales, 22, 11983 4th Ave., disorderly conduct at 11983 4th Ave., Aug. 10. Paul Diebold, 53, 8400 Gwilada Dr., open container at 8706 Tudor Ave., Aug. 14. Shaneka Kelow, 21, 1714 Race St., theft at 7913 Montgomery Rd., Aug. 7.



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Candy bars stolen from Shell Gas Station at 4375 E. Galbraith Rd., Aug. 28. Box of Pop-Tarts stolen from Shell Gas Station at 4375 E. Galbraith Rd., Aug. 31. Checks stolen from 4134 Orchard Ln., Aug. 31.

Alysha; niece, Nancy (Jim) Parker; also survived by a niece, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many friends. Preceded in death by husband, Floyd “Whitey” Poppenhouse. Services were Sept. 5 at Trinity United Methodist Church. Memorials to: Trinity United Methodist Women, 5767 Wolfpen-Pleasant Hill Road, Milford, OH 45150.


Vehicle struck with BB gun at 3904 Mantle Ave., Aug. 17.

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Barbara Poppenhouse, 87, of Miami Township and formerly of Madeira and Indian Hill died Aug. 23. Survived by sons, Gary (Z) Poppenhouse and Doug Poppenhouse; daughters, Barb (Scott) Mueller and Stephanie (Dan) Reisert; grandchildren, Michael, Christine, Kelsey, Ashley, Brett, Katie, Regina and


Michael Harvey, 44, 757 Chestnut, Cincinnati, theft at 4375 E. Galbraith Rd., Aug. 28. John Wilson, 19, 712 Lock St., Lockland, theft at 7777 Blue Ash Rd., Aug. 27. Gary B. Mullins, 32, 4220 Webster Ave., disorderly conduct at 4220 Webster Ave., Aug. 29. Christina V. Fabela, 39, 4208 Linden Ave., disorderly conduct at 4208 Linden Ave., Aug. 30. Patricia Griffin, 33, 4208 Linden Ave., disorderly conduct at 4208 Linden Ave., Aug. 30. Joseph Barrow, 25, 3725 Lansdowne Ave., domestic violence at 3725 Lansdowne Ave., Aug. 30. Juvenile, 13, disorderly conduct at Linden Ave., Aug. 31. Adam L. Russell, 35, 3751 St. Johns Terr., income tax violation, Sept. 1. Rodger B. Clausen, 37, 4236 Oakwood Ave., income tax violation, Sept. 2.


Barbara Poppenhouse

James Vance, 55, 5494 Glengate, theft at 3240 Highland Ave., Aug. 13. Carlos Burnett, 55, 2232 Vine St., theft at 3200 Highland Ave., Aug. 10.







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GPS, currency, Ipod and cases valued at $660 removed at 6831A Buckingham Pl., Aug. 5. Laptop valued at $1,300 removed at 6839 Ken Arbre Dr., Aug. 17. Reported at 8214 Wooster Rd., Aug. 16. $101 in merchandise removed from store at 3430 Highland Ave., Aug. 7.

Suburban Life

September 9, 2009

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP 7990 Ashley View Dr.: Wagner Gregory C. & Kathleen H. to Barclay John T. & Lynn Parker Barclay; $507,000.


3792 Macnicholas Ave.: Wesselkamper Julia P. Tr to Blachman Gregory W. & Amanda J.; $140,000. 4041 Lansdowne Ave.: Kreitzer Garrick to Chumbley Michael Todd; $120,500.


7838 Shawnee Run Rd.: Makris Susan P. to Chalfie Craig E. & Tammi L.; $445,000.


3836 Superior Ave.: Fresh Start Property Solutions LLC to Finn-Bowling Investments LLC; $71,900. 3836 Superior Ave.: Wolf Todd C. & Kristie J. to Fresh Start Property Solutions LLC; $47,500. 6716 Alpine Ave.: Bruce Edward L. Jr. & Diane to U.S. Bank N A. Tr.: $60,000.

11942 First Ave.: Hildebrand Michael J. to U.S. Bank Na; $52,000. 11965 Snider Rd.: Taylor John B. Jr. & Joan K. to Wynn Tammara M.; $225,000. 12111 Fifth Ave.: Whitaker Sue A. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr.: $34,000. 12115 Fifth Ave.: Whitaker Sue A. to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr.: $34,000. 4103 Jud Dr.: Blake St. Real Estate Investors V. Lp to Willingham Jonathan O.; $79,250. 7696 Ginnala Ct.: Duke Realty Ohio to Hodge Joseph W. & Jean B.; $235,000.



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September 9, 2009

Anderson High School Class of 1954 – is conducting its 55th year reunion, Friday, Sept. 11, Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13. For details call Wayne Wykoff at 321-7109, or Kirs Schwegler Wilshire at 859-441-7560. From 710 p.m., Friday, the group will meet at AJ’s Roadhouse. On Saturday, at 7 p.m., the group will meet at Vito’s Restaurant in Ft. Thomas and on Sunday, there will be a picnic at noon at Woodland Mound Park off Nordyke Road. Glen Este High School Class of 1989 – is having a reunion from 711 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Receptions Eastgate (Biggs Plaza). Go to, or the Facebook page under “Glen Este Class of 1989 Reunion” for more details, or call Melanie Sturgeon at 688-1886. The Woodward High School Class of 1959 – is having its 50th reunion the weekend of Sept. 12. For information, contact the Web site at The Amelia High School Class of 1969 – is having its 40th year class reunion from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Sept. 12, at Hilltop Reception Hall, 2141 Ohio 125, (Old DX Ranch). Cost is $30

per person. The class is inviting any other classes that would like to attend. Listed below are classmates needed for correct mailing/e-mail information. Contact Nancy Knox at or 876-2859, or Kathy Baker at kathymomrose@ Denise Bein-Nailor, Stephen Gail Brooks, Phillip Craig, Albert Delisle, Gary Frazee, Tom Garcia, Ben Gillespie, Daryl Gilliland, Sharon Goins-Angel, Alvis Gary Hastings, Michael Hogue, Peggy Jones-Robinson, Paul Kendall, Joncey Ladd, Penny Mason, James McCracken, Stuart Edward Mentz, Robert Nolte, Carol Pearson-Boehm, Carl Ramsey, Ray Eugune Short, Jeff Smith, Ruby Snider, Gary Stone, Doug Waddle and Danny Wilson.

about this event, or for information or to make reservations, call Gayle Dreiling Campbell at 245-1228. Email stdominicclassreunion85@ for information.

Dominic O’Connor Hall. Cost is $20 per graduate or $25 per couple, and includes soft drinks, chips/pretzels and wine and beer. BYOB is permitted. RSVP by emailing stdominicclass1969@, or by contacting Sharon Lipps Holtz at 859-4412980, or Marcia Hammersmith Wechsler at 451-3775.

Glen Este Class of 1969 – is conducting its 40th reunion on Sept. 26 at Ivy Hills Country Club. From 7-8 p.m. is a reception and cocktail hour. Dinner is 8-9 p.m. From 9 p.m. to midnight is reminiscing, dancing and fun. From 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25, the class is having a tour of the school. Meet at the flag poles in front of the high school. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. Those who are in this class and haven’t been contacted are asked to notify Cathy Wilmers Recker at 2651283.

Clermont Northeastern Class of 1999 – will celebrate its 10-year reunion Friday, Sept. 18. Organizers are still looking for some classmates. Contact Maryann Huhn at 859-391-3375, or e-mail Include name, e-mail address, mailing address and telephone number. Princeton High School Class of 1959 – is having its 50th reunion from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Mill Race Banquet Center, Winton Woods. Contact “Tooter” Jan Adams at 729-0066 or John Q. Adams at

Withrow High School Class of 1944 – Will celebrate the 65th anniversary of its graduation with a reunion luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Touch of Elegance, 5959 Kellogg Ave. Any class members and families of that year are invited to attend. Contact Bob McGrath at 871-3631, or email him at

The Bellevue High School Class of 1969 – is looking for graduates and close friends to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its graduation. The reunion is being planned for the weekend of Oct. 2 in Bellevue. Anyone knowing graduates or wishing further information should contact

St. Dominic Class of 1985 – is having a reunion from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in O’Connor Hall at St. Dominic Church. In addition, there will be a 4:30 p.m. Mass, followed by a tour of the school. If members of the class have not been contacted

St. Dominic Class of 1969 – is having its 40th reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday, Sept. 18, at St.

The 1959 graduating class of Resurrection School – in Price Hill is planning a 50-year reunion for Oct. 10. If you are a member of

the class or know someone who was, please call either Eleanor (Kraft) McSwiggin at 941-4619, Bob Honkomp at 921-3762 or Jack Lisk at 921-3670 for more information. Oak Hills High School Class of 1984 – is having a reunion from 711 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Meadows. Cost is $45 per person, and includes appetizers and open bar, and music from the band “Bad Habit.” Checks can be made to “Class of 1984 reunion” and be mailed to 3459 Ebenezer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45248. Hughes High School Class of 1969 – is planning to celebrate its 40year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 24, with a dinner/dance at the Grove of Springfield Township. Classmates from the classes of 1967, 1968 and 1969 will be the hosts of this reunion. To make this the “Reunion of the 60s Decade” we are inviting other alumni classes from 1965 through 1969 to join in. Come out for a fun evening of catching up with old friends, dining and dancing. Help is needed to find lost classmates. If you are an interested member of these classes or know of anyone who is, for more information and to register, contact Julia Caulton at 742-5916.

Amelia High School Class of 1959 – a reunion is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Holiday Inn, Eastgate. Call Rosalind (Fell) MacFarland at 752-8604. Our Lady of Perpetual Help – is having a reunion for all graduates from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at St. William’s Church Undercroft, West Eighth and Sunset avenues, Price Hill. Cost is $15 per person and includes soda, beer, chips, pretzels, bartender, hall rental and music by Jerry “Tiger” Iles. Donations given to Santa Maria Community Services, Sedamsville Civic Association and other organizations. Graduates are asked to bring a snack to share. Last names from A to M are asked to bring appetizers. Names from N to Z are asked to bring desserts. Mail reservations to Pat Oates Telger, 4125 Pleasure Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45205. Include name, name of spouse or guest, address, phone number, email address, year graduated and a check for $15 made out to Pat Telger. For questions, call Marlene Mueller Collinsworth, 921-0620; Cathy Boone Dryden, 859-2821788; Katky Oates Finkelmeier, 451-4392; Jane Corns Garrett, 451-7420; Jenny Corns Newman, 451-8787; Judy Oates Paff, 9228708 or Telger at 251-4507.

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There is a joke among friends here, “It’s a Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. ”When Charles and Allison Hahn Sobieck purchased the property at 502 North Main Street (in Somerset, Kentucky), there was a lot of work to be done, to say the least. With the vision of a B & B and a home in ruins, there were little choices. The dilapidated structure was removed, then reconstructed as it had been in the 1850’s. It’s a brand new home. A bit of an unusual concept for a bed and breakfast. “We reconstructed the home from scratch. This gave us the benefit of designing every amenity possible along the way, ”said Allison Sobieck, owner. Every room is equipped with many amenities you don’t often find in a traditional bed and breakfast, but rather a fine hotel. Every room has a full sized closet with a pair of micro-fiber robes hanging in them, 400- count Egyptian cotton sheets, cable TV with DVD players, queen sized beds, and a host of other things. For instance, 2 rooms have gas fireplaces and 3 rooms have whirlpool tubs. We even offer many add on amenities such as massage, dinner, flowers, etc…

The rooms are only half of the reason to come to The Doolin House. Owners Charles and Allison just happen to both be chefs. Some of the breakfast specialties include Caramel Banana French Toast and Southern Eggs Benedict (2 fried green tomatoes topped with 2 slices of smoked bacon, 2 eggs over easy and Hollandaise). Chuck is usually in charge of breakfast and tries to do new and different things every day. Chef Chuck pointed out, “It’s fun to experiment with breakfast. It’s the one meal that encompasses all foods. It’s perfectly acceptable to see smoked salmon or a pork cutlet at the breakfast table. ”For those in no rush to rise and shine, breakfast in bed is served at no additional charge. When you need a weekend get away that’s not too far from home or you are planning your summer vacation to beautiful Lake Cumberland, remember that The Doolin House Bed and Breakfast is only a phone call away.

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