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You can find these stories on our Web site this week: • As the Madeira City School District earned an excellent rating from the state for the 12th straight year, district officials continue to plan for the success of students. CINCINNATI.COM/MADEIRA • Deer Park City School District Treasurer Dan Mpagi said he is expecting less revenue for the school district over the next few years but the next operating levy would not be on the ballot until November 2014. CINCINNATI.COM/DEERPARK

Folks from home

Madeira City Schools held their annual Homecoming parade Sept. 16. Ann Lukey and Joe Schirmer were honorary guests in the parade. SEE LIFE, B1

Merit semifinalists

Meet National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists from Cincinnati Hills, Madeira and Moeller. SEE SCHOOLS, A5

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Gannett News Service DEER PARK – Deer Park City Councilman Tony Proctor is accused of threatening to kill a political opponent. Proctor, 46, was booked into the Hamilton County jail Sept. 19 on charges of aggravated menacing and disorderly conduct. When he made his first court appearance on the case Tuesday, he pleaded not guilty and posted 10 percent of his $10,000 bond, said his lawyer, James Bogen of downtown Cincinnati. According to court documents, Proctor is accused of stopping his motorcycle on the wrong side of the street in the 7700 block of Blue Ash Road in Deer Park and threatening to kill a man about 2:15 p.m. Sept. 17. Proctor ordered the man off his own bike, allegedly telling him to “fight like a man,” records state. When the man tried to leave, Proctor allegedly put his foot on the man’s bike and grabbed the handle bars. A witness Proctor called 911 and told police Proctor was getting physical with a man riding a bicycle, police said in a prepared statement. At the same time, someone else flagged down an officer in the area and reported seeing “a fight brewing” between two men. When police arrived, they observed Proctor yelling at the victim. The officer separated the men and interviewed the victim and witnesses. When he looked around to interview Proctor, he was gone, according to the press release. Proctor’s lawyer said the victim, identified in court records as Jim Lenihan, 79, opposed Proctor’s campaigns against two recent school levies that failed for Deer Park schools. Bogen is not exactly sure what led up to Saturday’s confrontation. “This is something that has built up,” Bogen said. “This guy has been essentially stalking my client for the last two years, driving by his house and so on. I believe there is political motivation here. My client is a good, hard-working, law abiding citizen with a spotless record. You know, he has basically held his tongue for two years with this guy constantly doing stuff to him.” When the charges were filed


Liz Hilberg, who owns Monkee’s of Madeira and is a member of the Madeira Chamber of Commerce, is spearheading a chamber program in which merchants will sell pink ribbons in October to raise money for breast cancer research and tie the ribbons to trees along Miami Avenue.

A new fall color: Pink Madeira promotes road-long breast cancer awareness campaign

By Jeanne Houck

“It will be beautiful once the trees are full of ribbon and I think it will be a great way for Madeira shops to show their support of a charity – and will hopefully bring people into our shops wanting to know what the ribbons are all about.”

MADEIRA – Madeira businesswoman Liz Hilberg can picture it now: The limbs of trees up and down Miami Avenue blossoming in pink. It’s not flowers that Hilberg of Monkee’s of Madeira is imagining hanging from branches during the month of October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is pink ribbons, each one representing both a specific woman who has been touched by cancer and a $2 donation to the American Cancer Society to be used for breast cancer research. Hilberg, a member of the Madeira Chamber of Commerce, came up with the fundraising idea and pitched it to the chamber, which agreed to support it. “Participating merchants will ask customers to donate $2 to the American Cancer Society in exchange for a ribbon, on which

Liz Hilberg they will write the name of a woman they know who has, in any way, been affected by cancer,” said Hilberg of Monkee’s of Madeira, a boutique at 6928 Miami Ave. that sells women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. “At the end of each day, we ask that the merchants tie those ribbons to the trees lining Miami Avenue. “At the end of the month, we'll collect all of the donations to send

By Amanda Hopkins

Before it became what it is today, Kenwood Baptist Church started as Evanston Baptist Church. The church was established in 1911 on Dana Avenue and moved to 8341 Kenwood Road in 1961. To celebrate 100 years, the church is hosting a community day Saturday, Oct. 1. The church's director of operations and communications, JoEllen Hothem, said the day includes co-ed softball, adult and children's games and a time capsule opening at 4:30 p.m. At 7 p.m., there will be a 100th anniversary pro-

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in on behalf of our community,” Hilberg said. Steve Shaw, president of the Madeira Chamber of Commerce, thinks Hilberg is on to something good. “It is a fantastic idea that we should consider repeating in the future, perhaps for other entities,” Shaw said. The chamber of commerce has ordered 10 rolls of pink ribbon and is wondering whether more will be needed. Madeira businesses interested in participating are asked to contact Hilberg at 271-0038 or “It will be beautiful once the trees are full of ribbon and I think it will be a great way for Madeira shops to show their support of a charity – and will hopefully bring people into our shops wanting to know what the ribbons are all about,” Hilberg said. Get daily Madeira updates by signing up for our electronic newsletter. Visit

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Procter Continued from A1 over the weekend, Proctor was out of town, so he turned himself into the jail once he returned to town Monday night, Bogen

added. Reached at home, Lenihan said he could not discuss the case because the city solicitor instructed him not to until the matter is sorted out. “I appreciate you doing your job,” he told a reporter. “I just can’t do anything.” Procter, a builder by

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trade, has lived in Deer Park for more than 20 years, according to his biography on the community’s website. He has been on council since January 2010. His term will expire at the end of 2011, according to Michael Berens, Deer Park’s safety-service director. In addition to serving on city council, he also has been chairman of the Deer Park Planning & Zoning Commission and participated in various committees.

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gram that includes a video presentation and appearances by former pastors Ritchard Lyon, Dr. Alex Aronis and David Hansen. There will also be many historical photos available for public viewing. Hothem said Carl and Edith Lindner, members of the Kenwood Baptist church congregation, are the honorary chairpersons of the 100th anniversary celebra-

tion. The Kenwood Baptist Church congregation will also be honoring Rev. J. Stanley Mathews, known to parishioners as Preacher Mathews, for his service to the church from 19211968. On Sunday, Oct. 2, both worship services will celebrate the 100 years at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. All former choir members are also invited back to participate in the celebrations on both Saturday and Sunday during the worship services. To learn more about Ken-

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f your mom lives by herself, it’s only natural to worry about her during the course of your day. After all, you remember a time when she was constantly on the go.

Nowadays, she stays home more and more. You find yourself constantly wondering: Is she lonely? Is she safe? Is she happy?

The Sycamore Township public hearing and regular Board of Trustee meeting times have been changed for Thursday, Oct. 6. The public hearing for the zoning case with Kap Signs is scheduled for 5 p.m. The Internet sweepstakes cafe public hearing will be held at 5:20 p.m. and the regular meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. The times have been changed to ensure that two trustees are present for the meetings. All of the meetings will be held at the township administration building, 8540 Kenwood Road. Any questions, contact township administration at 791-8447.

Leaf collection begins

The city of Deer Park’s annual curbside leaf collection will begin the week of Oct. 17 and run through midDecember. Due to changing weather conditions and other factors, it is difficult to establish an exact schedule for the pickup. Raked leaves must be

Help quiet your worries by looking into senior living at Amber Park. Many seniors are energized with a whole new zest for life as they socialize with people their own age, people they can relate to. She’ll be too busy rediscovering some of the things she loves to do like exploring the Cincinnati Museum Center, shopping at Kenwood Towne Center or taking in a Broadway play in Cincinnati’s Theater District. And you’ll feel good, too, knowing that your mom is safe and happy. See for yourself why seniors living at Amber Park experience an invigorating sense of independence, freedom and optimism. Your story continues here…

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The Madeira Schools Foundation has a limited number of pre-sale tickets to the RustyBall featuring The Rusty Griswolds Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Madeira Schools Foundation receives part of the proceeds of each ticket sold. Please designate “The Madeira Schools Foundation” as the beneficiary when purchasing tickets through the

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Dessert with the Doctor

The Jewish Hospital is conducting “Dessert with the Doctor,” a series of free presentations held during the fall and featuring some of the area’s leading orthopaedic surgeons. The lectures, which are held at The Jewish Hospital, are conducted by surgeons on the medical staff at The Jewish Hospital who specialize in areas ranging from knee and hip pain to reconstructive orthopaedics and joint replacement. The board-certified orthopaedic surgeons include Frank Noyes, M.D., an internationally recognized authority on the treatment of complex knee problems; Michael Swank, M.D., medical director of Jewish Hospital’s Joint Replacement Center and 2008 Health Care Hero Award Winner for Innovation; and Michelle Andrews, M.D., the first-ever female orthopaedic surgeon to serve as a team physician for the Baltimore Orioles. Upcoming lectures: • Knee Pain: Options, Treatment and Getting you Back to Your Busy Life with Michelle Andrews, M.D., 6-7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28. • Staying Active with Knee Arthritis: New Advances in Knee Surgery with Frank Noyes, M.D., 6-7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5. • Knee Replacement: Faster Recovery, Less Pain, Better Results with Michael Swank, M.D., 6-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct.6. • Hip Replacement & Birmingham Hip Resurfacing: New Ways to Live Pain-Free with Swank, 6-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13. All lectures are free and will be at The Jewish Hospital, 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Cincinnati 45236. Seating is limited; to register or for more information call 686-4040.





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Knapp new Deer Park Columbia Township roundabout plan uncertain High School principal By Amanda Hopkins

COLUMBIA TWP. – Proposed new apartment buildings on Plainville Road could have “significant influence” on potential roundabouts township officials have discussed in recent years. Greiwe Development Group has pre-development contracts with properties at 4002 Plainville Road, the site of Demetrios IV restaurant; 4003 Plainville Road, the site of Larry Daniels Auto Center; 4021 Plainville Road, the site of a used car dealership; and 4020 and 4024 Plainville Road, site of Dav’s Complete Auto Repair to buy the sites and develop three-story apartment complexes. The apartments could also feature storefronts if feasibility studies and parking availability can be worked out. The locations are close to two possible roundabouts, which township officials have been working on at the intersections of Bramble Avenue and Plainville Road, and Murray Avenue, Madisonville Road and Plainville Road. The potential new developments are located near the two intersections in which the township hoped to build roundabouts to ease traffic concerns. Township Administrator Michael


Proposed new apartment buildings on Plainville Road could have “significant influence” on the potential traffic roundabouts township officials have discussed in recent years. Lemon said any impact developments may have on the possible road project is “yet to be determined.” “They could be a significant influence on each other,” Lemon said. Columbia Township’s roundabout project is one of five the Hamilton County Transportation District included in a recent funding application with the Ohio Department of Transportation. Lemon said he hopes to hear about the status of the funding, which would pay for right-of-way acquisition, by the end of the year. The township also acquired a grant to perform contaminant testing on the five sites prior to any developments being built. Lemon said the township sought out the grant in case the current potential development falls through and the township must look

Church aims to ‘Stomp Out Hunger’ By Rob Dowdy

Running or walking doesn’t typically help those in need, but Armstrong Chapel is hoping to fix that Oct. 1. For the second year, the church is hosting the Stomp Out Hunger 5K, with all the proceeds benefiting Inter Parish Ministry, which has food and clothing pantries in Newtown and Batavia. The race will begin and end at Armstrong Chapel and is being organized by the church’s youth group, Vertical Impact. Lee Tyson, leader of Vertical Impact youth ministries at Armstrong, said the race began last year to raise money for Inter Parish Ministry. It was organized by two high school seniors who helped raise approximately $1,500 for the nonprofit organization. “It was the first year of something that will continue to be great,” he said. This year’s race is being organized by Karyn Georgilis, a senior at Mariemont High School, who says she has big plans to make this race more inclusive.

elsewhere. He said with Columbia Township knowing the potential contamination issues at the Plainville Road sites, the township would be in better position to offer incentives and work to resolve any issues. Several of the properties were once gas stations. “We’ve been interested in developing that area economically for the last five years,” Lemon said. He said he will soon meet with Pandey Environmental Inc., the company charged with performing the site assessments, to establish a timeline for the assessments. For more about your community, visit www.

Larry Knapp is the interim principal for Deer Park High School for the 20112012 school year. Knapp has served as the business consultant for the district since 2010. He replaces Erica Kramer, who resigned for personal reasons. She served as principal for the 2010-2011 school year. Before coming to Deer Park, Knapp was the superintendent of Edgewood City Schools from 2008 to 2010 and an assistant superintendent for seven years before that. He worked 21 years in the Middletown school district, serving 14 years as a building principal. “I’m excited to get back to working with the kids,”


Larry Knapp is interim principal for Deer Park High School for the 20112012 school year.

Knapp said. Knapp lives in Wayne Township with his wife, Lisa, who is also a teacher.

Retired and rehired The Deer Park Board of Education approved the retirements of teachers John Matre, Lisa Parker, Julie Glenn and Marsha Swillinger and Superintendent Kim Gray, and then rehired the five at lower salaries. The four teachers were rehired at a starting teacher salary, which is $37,714 each. Deer Park School Board President Donna Farrell said Superintendent Kim Gray’s salary was negotiated with the school board before the 20112012 school year at $86,000. Her salary for the previous school year was $114,795. Each employee will have a one-year renewable contract. Farrell said the retire/rehire of the employees could save the school district between $150,000 and $200,000 each year.

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The second annual Stomp Out Hunter 5K race is 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. For more information about the race, contact Gail Koford at or 5613932. Registration forms can be found at Advance registration is $30 with a race T-shirt and $20 without the shirt. Race day registration is $35 with a T-shirt and $25 without the shirt. “We definitely want everyone to participate,” she said. Georgilis said this year’s race will include “chip timing” for more accurate finish times for serious runners. The race is also welcoming to walkers and even dog walkers this year. “It’s definitely good for all kinds of runners,” she said. For those who attend 5k races for potential prizes more than physical fitness, Georgilis said there will be door prizes and awards for best times in each age group.

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Karyn Georgilis, a senior at Mariemont High School, discusses the Stomp Out Hunger 5K with Armstrong Pastor Greg Stover. The race will begin and end at Armstrong Chapel Saturday, Oct. 1.

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National Merit semifinalists named

About 1.5 million juniors in some 22,000 high schools entered the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Only 1 percent of the

students who take the test are named semifinalists. We introduce you to several of this year’s semifinalists – from Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Madeira High School and Moeller High School.


Jon Price, Sycamore Township Amanda Pritchard, Loveland What activities are you involved in with CHCA? Pritchard – “I am in the orchestra and play the cello, I’m also involved in Student Organized Service, softball, cross country and National Honor Society.” Price – “I play basketball and am in National Honor Society and Nu Alpha Theta (math group).” What are your college plans? Pritchard – “I am considering the following schools – University of Virginia, University of Illinois, Ohio State University and Vanderbilt. I’m looking into studying chemical engineering.” Price – “I am considering the following schools, University of North CarolinaChapel Hill, Vanderbilt and Miami University (Oxford). I’m thinking about majoring in engineering, finance and economics”

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy senior Jon Price, left, of Sycamore Township and Amanda Pritchard of Loveland were named National Merit Semifinalists.

What are you looking forward to for your senior year? Price – “I’m looking forward to having a good last year with friends, going to

dances and hanging out” Pritchard – “I’ve been able to choose my own classes and am looking forward to studying things I’m interested in and


having a good year. “ For more on your community, visit SycamoreTownship.


Moeller High School seniors Colin Foos, left, and Zachary Flint were named National Merit Semifinalists. The students are in the running for college scholarships that will be awarded next spring. About 1.5 million juniors in some 22,000 high schools entered the 2012 Na tional Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Both students are from Loveland.

MOELLER HIGH SCHOOL Colin Foos, Loveland Zachary Flint, Loveland What activities are you involved in with Moeller? Foos – “Swim team, Unified for UNIFAT (UNIFAT is a school we support over in Uganda), eucharistic minister, Little Buddies block captain (tutoring visits to Corryville Catholic), mentor captain (senior homeroom leader), National Honor Society.” Flint – “Mock Trial, Yellmen, admissions team, National Honor Society, lead tutor for the All Saints tutoring group, news editor for The Crusader newspaper.” What are your college plans? Foos – “I am considering the following schools – Xavier, Vanderbilt, University of Chicago, Washington University in St. Louis, University of South Carolina, University of North Carolina and

considering business management as a possible major.” Flint – “I am considering the following schools, University of North Carolina, Miami University (Oxford), Northwestern University and Indiana University and majors in English or pre-law.” What are you looking forward to for your senior year? Foos – “Getting into the college finally, the swim season, and hoping to be a good role model of the students at Corryville Catholic.” Flint – “It's an exciting time. I am hoping to have a great experience for a school that has really given me so much. I want to make a positive mark on the senior class.” For more on your community, visit SycamoreTownship.

Alec Freytag Richard Herndon Megan Damaska Susan Wallace What activities are you involved in with at Madeira? Wallace – “I am in marching band, Latin Club, theater and National Honor Society.” Damaska – “I’m in French club, copresident of the Gay Straight Alliance, theater and National Honor Society.” Herndon – “I play soccer and tennis, I’m on the academic team and in National Honor Society.” Freytag – “I play tennis, I’m in theater, Latin club, National Honor Society and I’m art club chair.” What are your college plans? Wallace – “ I am looking at the University of Chicago, St. Louis University, Macalester College in Minnesota and Brown University. I want to study sociology.” Damaska – “I want to double major in psychology and acting. I’m looking at Northern Kentucky University, Vanderbilt, Brown and the University of Chicago.” Herndon – “I’m undecided on college plans.” Freytag – “I want to study psychology and get a medical degree in psychiatrics. I’m looking at Penn State, University of Chicago and Dartmouth.”


Madeira High School seniors, from left: Alec Freytag, Megan Damaska, Susan Wallace and Richard Herndon were all named National Merit Semifinalists. What are you looking forward to for your senior year? Wallace – “I am excited about all of the clubs I am in this year. I want to earn a one (excellent) rating at state for band and do well at the Latin convention.” Damaska – “I’m looking forward to finding out if I win the National Merit scholarship. I want to have a good year and get ready for college.” Herndon – “I’m looking forward to

soccer season and excited to see what we do in the postseason because we have a good team this year.” Freytag – “I’m looking forward to the art club finishing the mural in the math hallway this winter and looking forward to the classes this year – calculus and physics.” Get daily Madeira updates by signing up for our electronic newsletter. Visit

Forty-two CHCA students earn AP Scholar Awards Forty-two students at CHCA’s Martha S. Lindner High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams taken this May. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 18 percent of the more than 1.9 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level

to also earn an AP Scholar Award. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP exams. At CHCA: Fourteen students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 (out of a possible 5) on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are Stephen Cesler (Class of 2011), John DeNoma ‘11, Michelle Feeney ‘12, Mark Hansford ‘11, Alison Mangels ‘11, John McIver ‘11, Andrew Paroz ‘11, Brett Shackson

New in school After losing nearly 170 years of experience due to retiring teachers at the end of the 2010-2011 school year, Deer Park Schools searched for the best replacements to help fill those shoes. The school district welcomed the newest staff members Aug. 25. From left: Carolynn Sullivan, Sara Godwin, Lia Heile, Tyronne Copeland, Melissa McNutt, Suzi Urlage and Laury McGahan. THANKS TO GINI VERBESSELT

‘11, Brian Taylor ‘12, Christie Taylor ‘11, Elena van den Berg ‘11, Jessica Wilhite ‘11, Josh Willmann ‘11 and Daniel Wright ‘11. Seven students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are Mariel Beausejour ‘11, Holly Dahmus ‘12, Kelsey Elliott ‘11, Cheng Hu ‘11, Logan Lally ‘12, Grace Paschall ‘12 and Amanda Pritchard ‘12. Twenty-one students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams

with scores of 3 or higher. The AP Scholars are blake Avery ‘11, Cecily Bacon ‘11, Kelly Canavan ‘11, Austin Conley ‘11, Cyle Cucinotta ‘12, Michael Gaitan ‘11, Emily Greinwald ‘12, Tara Hodge ‘12, Ellen Hodges ‘11, Mallory Massa ‘12, Heather Owens ‘11, Joshua Pedoto ‘11, Mackensie Pfleger ‘12, Roger Phelps ‘12, Jonathan Price ‘12, Austin Skoglund ‘12, Jeff Stagnaro ‘11, Rachel Talaber ‘11, Jacob Thiel ‘12, Eliseo Vizcaino ‘12 and Zhoulin Wang ‘11. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring that AP Exams are aligned

with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading liberal arts and research institutions. More than 3,800 colleges and universities annually receive AP scores; most four-year colleges in the United States provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying exam scores. Research consistently shows that AP students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams (based on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest) typically experience greater academic success in college and have higher college graduation rates than students who do not participate in AP.



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• Madeira defeated McNicholas and Bethel-Tate Sept. 20 at Ivy Hills. Travis Freytage shot a 40 to medal. The Mustangs beat Kings and Seven Hills Sept. 21 as James O’Connor shot 38 at Kenwood. • Moeller was second at the Covington Catholic Steve Flesch Invitational Sept. 17. Matt Bitter was tied for seventh with a 77. In a quad match Sept. 20, Moeller lost to St. Xavier, but beat Elder and La Salle at Kenview. Mason Eckley was the Crusaders’ low scorer at 37. Moeller Gold beat St. Xavier by eight strokes Sept. 22 at Oasis. Matt Ayers shot 35. • St. Xavier won the Covington Catholic Steve Flesch Invitational, Sept. 17. Indian Hill resident Jay Brockhoff shot a 75.

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Madeira 49, Finneytown 26

The Mustangs are 5-0 after thumping the Wildcats by 23. Zack Jansen was 7-12 passing for 204 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran the ball 11 times for 124 yards and a score. Senior running back Isaac Rupe had 11 lugs for 108 yards. He scored once by air and once on the


Moeller High School running back Keith Watkins (No. 3) is congratulated by wide receiver Monty Madaris (No. 88) after Watkins ran for a touchdown against St. Xavier in the second quarter at UC’s Nippert Stadium. The Crusaders beat the Bombers 27-24 as St. Xavier missed a field goal at the end. JOSEPH FUQUA II/STAFF

Moeller QB Spencer Iacovone (7) runs the ball against St. Xavier DB Andrew Arand (40) in the second quarter Sept. 23 at Nippert Stadium. The Crusaders stayed unbeatend with a 27-24 win over the Bombers. ground. Madeira is at Reading Sept. 30.

Taylor 20, Deer Park 19

Girls tennis

• The Madeira Amazons defeated Seven Hills 2-1 Sept. 17 as Kristin Richardson and Megan Stapleton scored. Madeira’s girls blanked Reading 4-0 on Sept. 19. Caitlyn McCullough recorded the shutout. The Amazons were shut out by Indian Hill Sept. 21 4-0. • Mount Notre Dame blanked Purcell Marian 9-0 Sept. 17. Rose Lavelle and Emmi Carrol had two goals each. On Sept. 21, MND blanked Roger Bacon 8-0 as Lavelle scored four times. • Rachael Ballish scored twice as Indian Hill’s girls beat Badin 2-0 on Sept. 17. The Lady Braves beat Loveland 21 Sept. 19 with Ballish and Maddie Slattery scoring. • The Indian Hill boys beat Madeira 2-1 on Sept. 20. Kevin Boone and Kalu Abass scored for the Braves. The Braves shutout Fenwick 1-0 on Sept. 22.

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The Moeller Crusaders are 5-0 after beating the Bombers Sept. 23 at Nippert Stadium by three, 27-24. A timeout by coach John Rodenberg kept a field goal from St. X’s Nicholas Roemer from counting with six seconds left. His next attempt went wide right and gave Moeller the victory. Junior running back Keith Watkins had two touchdown runs as did junior quarterback Spencer Iacovone. Moeller next plays La Salle Thursday, Sept. 29 at Lockland Stadium.

• Mount Notre Dame beat Walsh Jesuit Sept. 17, 27-25, 25-21. MND beat St. Ursula Sept. 20, 25-16, 25-12, 24-26, 25-19.



Moeller brings home win over St. Xavier


• In the GCTCA Coaches Classic at CHCA, Mount Notre Dame was second Sept. 17. • Indian Hill won the GCTCA Coaches Classic at Mason Sept. 17. Kasey Schumacher was second singles champion, Brynn McKenna won in third singles, as did the second doubles team of Caroline Breda and Nicole Gibson. • Madeira won the GCTCA Coaches Classic at Fairfield Sept. 17. The Amazon doubles teams of Emma Sabransky and Maggie Gray and Rachel Culley and Celia Kline were victorious. On Sept. 20, Madeira beat Winton Woods 3-2. • Mount Notre Dame downed Seton 3-2 on Sept. 20 with Sandi Niehaus, Brooke Dennis and Sydney Landers winning in singles.



Moeller celebrates with the fans after St. Xavier kicker Nicholas Roemer missed the tying field goal as the clock ran out in the fourth quarter. Moeller won 27-24 over St. Xavier at Nippert Stadium to remain unbeaten.

Taylor was able to take the air out of the ball with an efficient running game led by junior running back Cole Evans. Evans ran it 22 times for 122 yards and two touchdowns. Senior running back Alex Haussler had 20 carries for 143 yards

and a touchdown. Deer Park made things interesting with a late touchdown pass, but failed to convert on the point after, giving Taylor its first win of the season. Defensively, Taylor was led by senior linebacker Brad Young, who had six tackles and two and a half sacks. Deer Park (1-4) is at Wyoming Sept. 30.

Rose a thorn in MND opponents’ sides By Scott Springer

run all over the place. Have you always had great endurance and the ability to do that? A: I usually play midfield for my club (Cincinnati United Premier). This is the first season I’ve played midfield for my high school. I used to play forward.

READING – Only a junior, Mount Notre Dame’s Rose Lavelle has already committed to play soccer at the University of Wisconsin. Prior to heading to Madison though, she’s trying to guide the Cougars to a Girls Greater Cincinnati Lavelle League title in the Scarlet Division this season and next. As a sophomore in 2010, Lavelle was first-team all-league and she leads the Scarlet division in scoring this season. Prior to a recent game with St. Ursula, Lavelle spoke to The Community Press. Q: Has the season turned out the way you figured record-wise? A: Yeah. We made goals before (the season). Our first goal was to be undefeated by the time the GGCL

Q: How rough does it get out there? A: It depends on who you’re playing. The teams that are not as good are going to be more aggressive. It’s not that bad though.


Mount Notre Dame’s Rose Lavelle battles for the ball against Maggie Hare of Lakota West. Hare and Lavelle are childhood friends who played together prior to high school. came around. Q: Is the GGCL as crazy as the guys’ GCL? A: Yeah. Q: As a midfielder, you

Q: How big are you? A: I’m like 5-3. Q: I would guess you play as tough as anyone? A: I think it’s my speed that makes up for it. Even if girls try to fight me off, I think it’s easier for me to get away from them. I think that kind of makes up for my size. Q: Was Wisconsin a school you had looked at for

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Madeira’s Liesl Hartz (12) tries to clear the ball against Indian Hill’s Paige Gloster during their soccer game at Madeira Sept. 21 as goalkeeper Caitlyn McCullough looks on. It wasn’t the Amazons’ night as Indian Hill shutout Madeira 4-0.


Madeira’s Torie Powers, left, and Indian Hill’s Liz Slattery battle for the ball during their soccer game at Madeira High School. Indian Hill took control of the CHL lead with a 4-0 shutout of the Amazons Sept. 21.

a long time? How did that work? A: The coach (of Wisconsin, Paula Wilkins) was my regional coach. I really liked her. On one of my trips with the regional team, I contacted her and said I was interested. I finally got to visit in July and I just loved it. Q: You went to Madison, did you wear a “Cheese head” or do anything goofy like that? A: (Laughing) No. We’re going back to see the Wisconsin/Nebraska football game. Q: How’s the Lady Bad gers soccer program? A: She’s kind of rebuilding the program. This season they have like three losses. They’re ranked No. 21 or something. They’ve had some good wins. Q: Mom’s going to move in somewhere at Madison or just drive back and forth? A: Just drive back and forth. I’ll be all alone up

there. Q: Was anyone else on the short list? A: I kept a couple schools in it ‘til the end, but I think I kind of knew deep down where I wanted to go the whole time. I think I was just procrastinating. Q: Are you loading up on red clothing? A: Not yet. Q: When do you report to the club team? A: Probably sometime in November. Q: You have a bunch of goals to score in between. Is that what you do best? Or, are you a better passer? A: I don’t know. I’m pretty good at scoring, but I like to pass. Lavelle and the Cougars are at Mercy Oct. 3. For more sports coverage, visit, or Scott on Twitter at @cpscottspringer.

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September 28, 2011

Suburban Life


Short-handed Crusaders trying to hang By Scott Springer

KENWOOD – They take on all comers. They beat Barrington High School of Illinois and lost to Avon of Indianapolis (ranked No. 4 in Indiana). Just last week there was a narrow loss to Carroll, an Ohio state champion last year. Randy Hurley’s Moeller Crusader soccer team has spent two weekends in Indianapolis and three in Dayton playing some of the area’s finest squads. It’s what Moeller does. The difficult thing has been doing it short-handed. Last year’s Greater Catholic League-South player of the year Jeff Fuller has been limited to one preseason appearance for the Crusaders. “Jeffrey’s been out of season,” Hurley said. “He’s been fighting a groin injury. We’re hoping to get him back in two to four weeks. We’re hoping it’s on the short side of that. That’s an all-state midfielder. He’s our engine in the midfield. If we get him back, that’s going to help us.” The injury bug has bitten Moeller and bitten them



Senior midfielder and tri-captain Chris Nartker looks for an angle in a Moeller game earlier this season. Nartker is the Crusaders’ leading scorer. hard. In addition to being without their best player, one of the tri-captains Chris Nartker has missed a game. Offensive weapon Erik Radke has also missed time and starting goalkeeper, Tim Valentine was out with mono. Grady Beerck has started in Valentine’s place. “In defense of Grady, he’s done well, “ Hurley said. “Timmy (Valentine) is still getting some rust off of him.” In the meantime, Moeller has a winning record, despite playing the “Murderer’s Row” of prep soccer. “I don’t think anyone can expect us to go undefeated with the schedule that we’re playing,” Hurley

said. “I think we’re realistic about the competition we’re playing. We put the boots back on and just play our game.” Tri-captain Chris Nartker has led Moeller’s offense and is among the league leaders in many categories. He’s shared leadership of the team with Joey Veatch with Fuller being out. “He’s an explosive, very intelligent player,” Hurley said. “He’s got a little spiciness to him. He’s confident and a leader. He’s dangerous in so many ways. We could put Chris in the back and he’d be one of our better defenders.” Helping Nartker has been lanky Erik Radke. The


Senior midfielder Chris Nartker is one of Moeller’s tri-captains along with Jeffrey Fuller and Joey Veatch. Nartker has led the Crusaders in scoring during the current season. senior is not far behind Nartker among the GCL leaders. “He can be a handful; he just needs to realize how good he could be,” Hurley said. “He’s 6-7 and he’s got skill. He doesn’t use his physical skill to his advantage all the time. That’s something we’re constantly preaching to him. He’s got a ton of upside, we’re hoping he realizes how much more dangerous he can be.” Radke, for the most part, has been healthy for Moeller this season. “He’s fought a lot of


Senior forward Erik Radke has been among Moeller’s scoring leaders all season. The Crusaders are trying to fend off St. Xavier in the GCL South.

injuries throughout his career,” Hurley said. “Last year, at the end of the year, was the first time he was truly healthy since he started in the program. We started to see a lot of progress out of him last year.” Assuming Hurley can get a healthy squad on the field all at once, Moeller hopes for a postseason run. The one thing coaches can’t project when making preseason determinations are injuries. “We’re looking in the second half of the season to get everyone healthy and on the same page again,” Hurley said. “A lot of people

Moeller coach Randy Hurley has led the soccer team since 1988. Again, this season the Crusaders are battling with St. Xavier for the GCL South lead. Hurley has been GCL coach of the year five times, district coach of the year three times and is in the Moeller High School Hall of Fame. at the beginning talked about how deep we were. That was true. But, when you’re playing with your depth, you’re no longer deep.” Ahead on Moeller’s menu is a game at Elder Oct.1 and regular season finale with St. Xavier at home Oct. 15. “Hopefully we can win another GCL championship and after that we’ll shoot for the tournament,” Hurley said. “There’s a target on our back and we accept that.” For more sports coverage, visit, or Scott on Twitter at @cpscottspringer.

Braves’ 13 shoot for 15 straight titles

INDIAN HILL – As is the case in many of the Cincinnati Hills League sports, the Wyoming Cowboys and Indian Hill Braves are often are “at odds” on some court or field. For girls tennis, that competition happened Sept. 27, after deadline. Camargo Racquet Club teaching pro Gary Samuels took over the Indian Hill squad this summer and has enjoyed keeping the prestigious program at the top. “It’s been a great season,” Samuels said. “Good team spirit and camaraderie.” His assignment was to keep the team No. 1. Many of Indian Hill’s current players weren’t even in kindergarten the last time the CHL title went to another school. Wyoming is out to end that streak, which makes Samuels’ job even tougher. The Cowboys are neck and neck with the Lady Braves this season. “They’re always there,” Samuels said of the Cowboys. “Indian Hill has won the league 14 straight years.” Samuels’ singles players include two seniors and a junior. The top two seniors are sharing the first singles job.

“We’re going to start rotating Kasey Schumacher and R a c h e l Littman,” Samuels Samuels said. “Schumacher won our flight at the Coaches Classic in second singles. She played second singles last year behind Kelsey Matthews.” Brynn McKenna is a junior and plays third singles. She also won at the Coaches Classic and appears to be in the driver’s seat to take over for Schumacher and Littman next year. Flo Vanderschueren and Alex Skidmore have led Indian Hill in first doubles. They’re a rare combination of a senior (Vanderschueren) and freshman (Skidmore). “I couldn’t be happier with them,” Samuels said. “Their personalities go together well and their style. They’re just really solid,very smooth, experienced tournament players. They’re pretty tough to beat.” Nicole Gibson and Carolin Breda make up the second doubles team. The Breda-Gibson tandem was also victorious in the Coaches Classic. “Gibson and Breda are

just steady and scrappy and they defend well,” Samuels said. “They’re scrappy, relentless players and they get along well. That style has been almost unbeatable at second doubles.” Samuels previously coached at Cincinnati Country Day, where he coached a boys champion in Joey Fritz. His proximity to the courts off Drake Road made this job appealing. “I teach tennis just down the road at Camargo, so it couldn’t have been more convenient,” Samuels said. “I know a lot of these girls and taught a lot of them when they were younger at Camargo. A lot of them have been serious tournament players for years. It’s been enjoyable.” Samuels took to the Indian Hill girls so much he kept 13 on varsity team. He felt the tryout competition was that close. “That’s worked out well,” Samuels said. “We’ve had three players out with injuries for considerable amounts of the season.” After the team tournament match with Wyoming, the Lady Braves are back home Sept. 30 against Ursuline Academy. For more sports coverage, visit, or Scott on Twitter at @cpscottspringer.

SIDELINES Basketball registration

Girls and boys in third through sixth grade who attend Madeira and St. Gertrude schools are eligible to participate in the Cincinnati Area Youth Basketball League. The season consists of a 10-game schedule with games played at the home gym, Madeira Middle School, and in nearby communities. Teams in each grade participate in a post-season tournament. Practices start in early November and games begin early December. Teams practice once or twice per week. Players will be contacted by their assigned coach by the end of October. All registration forms with a check for $75 for third grade or $80 for fourth through sixth grades are due by Sunday, Sept. 25. Sign-ups are 1-3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 26, at Madeira Elementary School or are accepted via mail. A late fee of $20 will be charged for any forms received after Sept. 25.

A spot on a roster cannot be guaranteed if registration is late.

Running scared 5K

The fourth-annual Ray Rusche Running Scared 5K and Kids Fun Run will be 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, on West Street near the Reading Stadium. Participants may wear costumes. The route goes through the decorated cemetery, where there will be some spooky surprises, and then out onto the flat streets of Reading. It will turn around and return back to end inside the stadium. The Post Race Party will take place inside and out of Haffey Field House, which shares a parking lot with the stadium. The fee is $20 if postmarked by Oct. 7. After that and race day, the cost is $25. There will be beer, food, a live band (BlueFish), costume contest, door prizes and participants may purchase a long- or short-sleeve T-shirt for $10. Partyonly tickets are available for $20.

This fundraiser benefits youth education. Visit, or on the Facebook page Running Scared 5k. Registration can be downloaded on the website or with a credit card at www.GetMeRegistered. com. The Clever Crazes for Kids Fun Run is 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15. Registration is $5 per child and includes entrance in the short Fun Run through the decorated cemetery and entrance into the Halloween Fest. At the Halloween Fest, the children can have healthy snacks and drinks, play games, win prizes, be entertained and go on a hay ride. For an extra $5 the participant of the Fun Run may purchase a short sleeved T-shirt commemorating their afternoon run! Packet pickup and late registration will start at noon at Haffey Field House on West Street in Reading. Participants must be pre-registered by Oct. 7 to guarantee a T-shirt. Contact Sandy Harsch at 3097464 or email


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Support process to start school at a later time Our children are growing up in a culture that is very different from that of a generation ago. They are inundated with technology in ways I could never have imagined. They are being asked to perform at earlier ages across multiple domains. The kindergarten curriculum of this generation resembles the first-grade goals of mine. Extracurricular sports begin years earlier, and competition for select status is in play long before high school begins. AP classes once reserved for the best and brightest are now commonplace for many of our students. The stakes are higher and the pressures much greater than when we were their age. Demands are being placed on our children to perform well in school, sports, and extracurricular activities. Frankly, it’s over-

whelming. I believe that my job as a parent is to give my children the basic resources they need to in order to reach their potential. Lisa It’s really Braverman simple. A good night’s sleep, Community good nutrition, Press guest support to move columnist through their days, and encouragement to reach beyond their comfort zone and grow. You would think that this list starts with the easiest resource and then moves on to loftier goals. Unfortunately, it does not. My teenage daughter is exhausted. When adolescence hit I watched her physiology change

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Do you plan to support the Madeira School District’s 6.9mill levy Nov. 8? Why or why not? No responses. Are you concerned about giving kids apple juice after a recent TV show revealed trace amounts of arsenic in the juice? Why or why not? “To borrow from The Bard, this is ‘much ado about nothing.’ Even the originator of the rumor, Doctor Wizard of Oz, downplays the danger of arsenic in apple juice. “I liked the discussion between two lawyers being interviewed on Fox News by Megyn Kelly recently. One of them was drinking from a bottle of apple juice while making his comments and talking about the risk. “We need to be cautious about certain aspects of our behavior, including the risks associated with smoking, overeating, lack of exercise, etc ... But apple juice doesn’t worry me.” Bill B. “Apple juice has about the same nutritional content as soft drinks, lots of sugar and not much else. Even with no harmful chemicals, it is a lousy thing to give to kids. “If you followed this up at the FDS website at F o o d / R e s o u r c e s F o r Yo u / C o n sumers/ucm271595.htp, you will

avoid a backlog near Election Day. No columns will be accepted after Wednesday, Oct. 18. • All columns will be posted online, but we can not guarantee print publication, especially for columns submitted close to the Oct. 18 deadline. • Candidates are welcome to respond to opponents’ columns with a letter of no more than 200 words, but we will run only one column per candidate. • These guidelines also apply to proponents and opponents of any local issues, such as tax levies. E-mail columns or questions to Editor Dick Maloney, rmaloney@

Next questions The Blue Ash Target store is scheduled to open next month. Do you plan to shop there? Why or why not? Should Deer Park Councilman Tony Proctor resign after being arrested last week for allegedly threatening to kill a political opponent? Why or why not? Do you agree with the decision of state officials to move Ohio’s 2012 primary election from Super Tuesday in March, to May? Why or why not? Every week Suburban Life asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. find that this, like most other scares of this nature, is a tempest in a teapot. Oh my goodness, elephants are big and gray! Old news.” F.S.D. “How many things are we supposed to be afraid of? That’s just ridiculous!” J.K. “What are you going to do, pull every apple juice product off the store shelves, vending machines, and households? There is no point to really be concerned over this issue mainly being overblown by the media, keeping in mind it is good to be alerted.” O.H.R.

overnight. She simply cannot fall asleep before 11 or 11:30. During the week, she is up at 6:15 in order to get ready for school. This leaves her in a persistent state of sleep deprivation. The start time of the high school is at odds with her biology, and she is missing the most basic resource of all … a good night’s sleep. There is an established body of research that supports this physiological truth of adolescence, and districts across the country have switched to later start times with great success. It seems obvious that adequate sleep will improve functioning, and that kids don’t do as well when they can’t meet this basic need. Here’s a sampling of what some Indian Hill Middle and High School students said when asked about having a later start to their

school day: • “People could sleep more, and have more time to get to school. The start time is obnoxiously early.” • “I want a later start time so I can sleep longer.” • “The lack of concentration negatively impacts my GPA greatly. Furthermore, extracurriculars become increasingly difficult the longer they run, due to exhaustion.” • “I would get more sleep. I love sleep.” • “I am not ready to take any tests/quizzes because I am so tired. If I was more awake I’d get better grades.” • “I think I’m getting up too early and it’s affecting my work performance at school.” Indian Hill is a great school district. In fact, we chose this community because of its schools.

From support staff to every teacher my children have had I have seen committed individuals who care deeply about our children. This commitment extends to the highest levels of the district as well. Last year, Dr. Jane Knudson met with parents (myself included) to discuss the possibility of a later start time for the middle and high school. She is attempting to find a solution that will have later start times that support our adolescents’ biology. I encourage you to show your support of this process. You can do so by signing a petition for a later start time at “Indian Hill L8 Start”, or by contacting Dr. Knudson and board members directly. Lisa Braverman is a resident of Indian Hill.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Great schools a bargain

The citizens of Indian Hill should be proud to have one of the best schools in the United States. Although a small vocal group has tried to both attack the quality of education and the spending levels of Indian Hill School District, it is an indisputable fact that we have great schools at a bargain price. Indian Hill School District was just ranked No. 1 out of all the school district in the state of Ohio by the Ohio Department of Education, and Newsweek recently ranked Indian Hill in the top 100 schools in the United States. Indian Hill has consistently offered almost twice as many AP courses as all of the surrounding and highly rated school districts. Surrounding districts have AP

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Country Day (89 percent pass rate, $18,555); Summit Country Day (89 percent pass rate, $16,707) and Seven Hills (93 percent pass rate, $19,391). Indian Hill Schools are both excellent and a bargain for the citizens. Edmond Hooker Kenwood

Three small words hold key to success: ‘Yes, you can’ This is about how you can improve your life. If you are a parent, some of these ideas may help both you and your children. We should all remember the little book, “The Little Engine That Could.” Too late in my childhood I realized it was about personal success. Once the lesson sunk in, many things became easier to accomplish. They simply became easier because I wouldn’t quit. As many people go through life, they need a psychological boost. I have been fortunate enough to be the one who gave it to them in a variety of positions. The personal reward I got was learning of their new experiences of satisfaction. It is a deep and emotional reaction that stays with you forever. I will share just a few with you. My many hats include employer, coach and educator to name a few. In all of those fields, my encouragement caused people to become more successful. Giving of yourself brings greater rewards than you can imagine. The first rule is that failure is not a loss unless you quit. Failure should be treated as an opportunity to learn and improve. Success is only measured as

the point at which you decide you have reached the highest goal you intend to reach. Always keep in mind that little engine saying, Edward Levy “I think I can, I Community think I can!” Eventually, you Press guest will succeed. columnist After the first successes, no matter how small, the next ones will come easier and more often. If you are in the position of “coach” always remember that criticism should be accompanied by positive remarks. A little bit of “I need you” can also do wonders. My college coach told me he needed me to anchor a relay to win the conference championships. I was primarily a butterfly specialist, but his confidence encouraged me. Not only did we win the race, but we set a conference record. You have the choice of leading a boring life or an exciting one. Which one are you going to choose? It simply involves trying things you normally wouldn’t try. Think of reading books that offer interesting subjects. There are many different types of foods that

You have the choice of leading a boring life or an exciting one. Which one are you going to choose? are both healthy and interesting if you will only make up your mind to try them. Then, there is education. I went to graduate school when I was 54. It was exciting. The comments from my friends and family were hilarious It led to 14 years of teaching as a volunteer. I had several students who told me that I had changed their lives. How is that for excitement? It happened because I had taught them about their own self importance and reliance. You can seek excitement, or, believe it or not, it will seek you if you get away from the boring everyday routine. The important thing is to grasp it. It becomes your own personal character. Ultimately, the most important thing you find out about yourself is that it is not as important how you feel about yourself as it is how others feel about you. Edward Levy is a longtime resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.

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Ann Lukey and Joe Schirmer were the honorary guests for the Madeira Homecoming parade. Both have been residents of Madeira for more than 60 years and are still active in the community.

Madeira High School junior Zoe Connors, left, helps junior Jordan Petri with her makeup before the Homecoming parade.

Madeira celebrates annual Homecoming celebration Madeira City Schools held their annual Homecoming parade Sept. 16. Bev Strelau, Ed Strelau and Gary Ventress served as grand marshals and Ann Lukey and Joe Schirmer were honorary guests in the parade. After the parade made its way down Miami Avenue, it ended at Madeira High School, where the Mustang football team faced Mariemont.

The Madeira High School band kicks off the annual Homecoming parade.


The Starr family is all decked out in their Madeira blue during the annual Homecoming parade Sept. 16. From left, mom Andrea Starr, Boden “Handsome Devil” Starr, Morgan “Pretty Princess” Starr, dad Brett Starr, Cameron “Ninja” Starr and the newest family member Rylan “Rye bread” Starr.

Malinda Blum helps her daughter Dana Blum as she reaches for some candy. The Schomaeker family collected candy along Miami Avenue during the annual Madeira Homecoming parade. From left: Brooke, Kate, Max, Brian and Jake. There is a mad dash for candy along Miami Avenue.

A few members of the Madeira High School color guard warm up before the start of the annual Homecoming parade Sept. 16. Madeira High School cheerleaders rally the crowds along Miami Avenue.

Madeira High School seniors Anne Gulick and Zach Scheid get a ride for the Homecoming parade.

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Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, 11093 Kenwood Road, Proof of Hamilton County residency required. Includes TVs, monitors, CPUs, hard drives, mice, keyboards, laptops, docking stations, back-up batteries, power cords, modems, external hard drives, memory chips, cell phones, printers, scanners and fax machines. Program prohibits participation by businesses, churches, schools and non-profits. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District. 9467766; Blue Ash.


Writing for the Love of It, 4-5:30 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Weekly through Nov. 3. For teen girls. $75. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.


Madeira Farmers Market, 3:30-7 p.m., Intersection of Dawson and Miami. Wide variety of locally and sustainably grown foods, made-fromscratch goodies and various artisan products. Presented by Madeira Farmers Market. 6238058; Madeira. The Market, 3-7 p.m., Raymond Walters College, 9555 Plainfield Road, More than 15 vendors offer plethora of foods and other goods including certified organic produce, cider, variety of vegetables, homemade pasta, flowers, gluten-free items, cheeses, meats and more. Rain or shine. 745-5685. Blue Ash.


Fibromyalgia Series, 7-8 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Theme: Slowing Your Mind to Find Restful Sleep. Learn about guided imagery, a relaxation technique for those with fibromyalgia. Ages 18 and up. $25. Reservations required. 985-6736; Montgomery.


Sonny’s Solo Blues, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, 697-9705; Loveland.


Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc.. 503-4262. Montgomery. F R I D A Y, S E P T . 3 0


Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, Free. 946-7766; Blue Ash.


Feminine Wisdom Retreat, 6-9 p.m., Grailville Education and Retreat Center, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Daily through Oct. 2. Journey of the chakra energy centers, learning how the chakra system can be a powerful and integrative tool for self-care. $300 single; $250 double occupancy. Reservations required. 683-2340; Loveland.

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To submit calendar items, go to “” and click on “Share!” Send digital photos to “” along with event information. Items are printed on a space-available basis with local events taking precedence. Deadline is two weeks before publication date. To find more calendar events, go to “” and choose from a menu of items in the Entertainment section on the main page. Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road, Blood pressure, weight, foot and spinal screenings. Walk-ins welcome. Family friendly. Free. 784-0084. Silverton. Health Screenings, 10 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road, Blood pressure screenings, stress screenings and consultation about your wellness needs. Free. 784-0084. Silverton.


Karaoke, 10 p.m., Silverton Cafe, 791-2922. Silverton.


Aviator Flight Fest and 5K, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sycamore Junior High School, 5757 Cooper Road, 5K run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration for 5K is $30, which includes race shirt, goodie bag and pancake breakfast following 5K compliments of First Watch. Dunk tank, dessert walk, pie toss, football toss, hair feather booth, inflatables, karaoke, face painting, silent auction and festival games. Game tickets are one ticket for 50 cents, 12 for $5 or 25 for $10. Festival also includes a 64-team, single-elimination cornhole tournament beginning at 11 a.m. Cost is $20. Cash prizes awarded to first- and secondplace teams. Benefits Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Free. 5K registration available online. 686-1706; Montgomery.

Waiting on Ben, 7-11 p.m., Corner Pub, 7833 Cooper Road, Patio. Trio Show. Inclement weather moves performance inside 9 p.m. 791-3999. Montgomery.


Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Turner Farm, 561-7400; Indian Hill.


Friday Night Fun Zone, 5-8 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Activities from arts and crafts to games and relays for children. Family friendly. $25. Reservations required. 985-6715; Montgomery. S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 1


Ballroom Dance: Dare to Dance, 5:30-6:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Cardiovascular workout while exploring new dance steps. Learn the waltz, cha cha, tango, hustle and many more. Taught by professional dancers from Dare to Dance studio. Ages 18 and up. $175-$190 couples, $100-$120 single. Reservations required. 985-6742; Montgomery.



Diabetes Conversation Maps Sessions, 10 a.m.-noon, Lisa Larkin, M.D. & Associates, 4460 Red Bank Road, Suite 100, Small group discussions of Type 2 diabetes led by Jan Kellogg, certified diabetes educator. Family friendly. $30 for four sessions; $10 per session. 271-5111; Madisonville. Life in the Belly: Yoga and Metabolism Workshop, 1-3:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Interactive lecture with life-size anatomical models and a self-massage technique of your own organs to explore your mysterious, beautiful and supportive belly. Ages 18 and up. $70. Reservations required. 985-6742; Montgomery.



Co-Ed Dodgeball League, Noon-2 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through Nov. 19. Teams of 6-10 players. $195. Reservations required. 985-6747; Montgomery.



Wine Bar Tasting, 2-6 p.m., The Wine Store, Fifty cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. Montgomery Farmers Market, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Montgomery Elementary School, 9609 Montgomery Road, More than 20 vendors, including seven local growers, fresh European-style bread, locally-roasted coffee, local baked goods, homemade premium granola, pastured meat and chicken and pork, artisan gelato, artisan cheese, local herbs, honey, maple syrup and more. Includes weekly musical acts, cooking demonstrations and community events. 659-3465; Montgomery.


Harvest Moon, 5-8:30 p.m., Swaim Park, Zig Zag and Cooper roads, Hay rides, square dancing, banjo music, pumpkin painting, harvest bag crafting and free cookie decorating. Concessions available. Face painting $5. Free. 891-2424; Montgomery.

Kenwood Baptist Church 100th Anniversary Celebration, 2:30 p.m., Kenwood Baptist Church, 8341 Kenwood Road, Games and remembering starting at 2:30 p.m. when adult co-ed softball game starts in back field. Bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the game, the children’s activities and browse the history displays. Opening of the “Time Capsule” at 4:30 p.m. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Celebration program in the sanctuary at 7 p.m. Free. Registration required. 791-0355; Kenwood. S U N D A Y, O C T . 2

ART OPENINGS Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Traditional and Contemporary Art, 1-4 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Show of art in different media and in various styles. Exhibit continues through Oct. 23. Free. 272-3700; Mariemont. EDUCATION

Shalom Family Presents: Dream Job-aRama, 3-5 p.m., Rockwern Academy, 8401 Montgomery Road, Hands-on career fair for children. Co-sponsored by Rockwern Academy. Children meet people representing dozens of careers and participate in interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. Presented by Shalom Family. 703-3343; Kenwood.

Grailville Retreat and Program Center hosts a weekly workshop for teen girls that encourages their passion for writing. Writing for the Love of It: A Weekly Workshop For Girls Who Love to Write is from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 through Nov. 3. Tuition is $75. Reservations are requred. call 683-2340.

Watercolor classes

Beginning watercolor classes are being offered from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 through Dec. 8, at Kenwood Fellowship Church, 7205 Kenwood Road. Cost is $8 per session. For information, call Mary Lou DeMar at 891-5946. M O N D A Y, O C T . 3


Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, Free. 946-7766; Blue Ash. T U E S D A Y, O C T . 4


Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Traditional and Contemporary Art, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave., Show of art in different media and in various styles. Free. 2723700; Mariemont.


Free Computer and TV Recycling DropOff, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2trg, Free. 946-7766; Blue Ash.


Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road, Valet Parking Lot along Montgomery Road. Fresh tomatoes, corn, apples, mums, pumpkins and more. Seeking vendors. 7459100; email; Kenwood. Loveland Farmers’ Market, 3-7 p.m., Loveland Station, W. Loveland Avenue, E. Broadway and Second Streets, parking lot, corner of E. Broadway and Second streets. Socially and environmentally responsible produce, meat and market items grown or made within 100 miles from Loveland. Presented by Loveland Farmers’ Market.; Loveland.


Meditation for Everyone, 7:15-8:30 p.m., Lawrence Edwards, PhD, BCN - Optimal Mind, 9380 Main St., Suite 4, Meditation instruction and ongoing practice support provided by Dr. Lawrence Edwards. Benefits Anam Cara Foundation. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Anam Cara Foundation. 439-9668; Montgomery. Relax and Relate, 6-8 p.m., Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road, Body Language: What’s your body telling you about your gynecological health? With Dr. Sara Lynons and Dr. Jennifer Green. Paraffin hand treatments, Pilates demonstrations, Tai massages, chair massage, healthy snacks and more. Ages 21 and up. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Christ Hospital. 5851000; Fairfax.


Live at the Uni, 7-9:30 p.m., Universalist Church-Montgomery, Montgomery and Remington roads, Music by duo of Steve Rosen, violist, and Richard Goering, guitarist. Klezmer music. Reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drink specials at Stone Creek Dining Company follows. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Montgomery Arts Commission. 891-2424; Montgomery.


Samba Jazz Syndicate, 7-10 p.m., Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road, No cover. 791-4424. Blue Ash.


Men’s 5-on-5 Full-Court Basketball League, 6:30-10 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through Dec. 6. $160 per team. Reservations required. 985-6747; Montgomery.


Overeaters Anonymous, Noon, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, Room 101. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Overeaters Anonymous Intergroup. 921-1922. Kenwood. Overeaters Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Room 16A. 921-1922. Montgomery. W E D N E S D A Y, O C T . 5

COOKING CLASSES Cooking with Herbs: Throughout the Day, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Add fresh herbs as a quick way to transform ordinary meals into extraordinary ones. Ages 18 and up. $15. Reservations required. 985-6732; Montgomery. EDUCATION

Mad Science, 5:30-6:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through Oct. 26. Hands-on science program themed around particular areas of science. Grades K-3. $75. Reservations required. 985-6715; Montgomery.


Dessert with the Doctor, 6-7 p.m., Jewish Hospital, 4777 E. Galbraith Road, “Staying Active with Knee Arthritis: New Advances in Knee Surgery” with Dr. Frank Noyes. 6864040; Kenwood.


Travel Tales, 7-8 p.m., Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., Topic: Cruising the Canals of North America. Presented by Alan Lloyd of the Photography Club of Greater Cincinnati. Ages 21 and up. Free. 369-6028; Madeira.


Spinning Challenge, 9-10:30 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Difficult cardiovascular and fitness workout. Ages 18 and up. $120 for 10 classes. 985-6742; Montgomery.


Pickleball Games, Noon-2 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Racquet sport combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Ages 18 and up. $10. 985-6747; Montgomery.



The Broadway musical, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” will be at the Aronoff Center through Oct. 9. It features the animated film’s Academy Award-winning score. Tickets start at $27.50. Visit or call 800-982-2787. Pictured are Dane Agostinis as Beast and Emily Behny as Belle.

Granny’s Garden School Harvest Volunteering, 6-8 p.m., Granny’s Garden School Executive Office, 20 Miamiview Drive, Families from Loveland school district and members of community help harvest from the gardens. Email to register. Free. Reservations required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; Loveland.


Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s newest production is “God of Carnage,” through Oct. 1 in the Playhouse’s Robert S. Marx Theatre. It is a comical tale of parents behaving badly. For tickets, visit or call 513-421-3888. Pictured are Anthony Marble, Triney Sandoval , Susan Louise O’Connor, and Eva Kaminsky in the production.

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September 28, 2011


Soup plus bread equals a perfect rainy day meal It’s a soup and bread kind of day: drizzly rain, a bit chilly, and the sun hasn’t broken through the clouds at all. The recipes I’m sharing are perfect for autumn. I encourage you to try the bread. You won’t believe how easy it is, less than 5 minutes mixing up the dough, and by hand! Everyone will think it came from an artisan bakery. It’s the perfect accompaniment to my restaurantstyle black bean soup.

Rita’s black bean soup, like Panera’s

For Gerri. This is a good, basic black bean soup that is as close to Panera’s as I can get. But I’ll share yours, too, so don’t be shy about sending it in. Feel free to add more of any of the seasonings. 1 cup finely chopped onion 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 generous cup finely chopped celery 1 ⁄2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper 1 teaspoon cumin Pinch or 2 of thyme 2 cans, 15 oz approx. black beans, undrained 1 can vegetable or chicken broth, 14.5 oz size 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water Lemon juice to taste Cayenne pepper to taste Garnish: sour cream, cilantro Film a pot with olive oil. Add onion, garlic, celery, bell pepper, cumin and thyme. Cook until onions

are soft but not brown. A d d one can of beans and the can of b r o t h . Bring to a Rita boil, lower Heikenfeld to a simRita’s kitchen mer, and c o o k about 10 minutes. Puree soup. I use a hand blender but you can use a potato masher – you’ll just get a chunkier soup. Add rest of beans and cornstarch mixture. Cook until thickened. Stir in lemon juice to taste and cayenne if you like. Garnish as desired. Serves 6.

Easy Artisan No-Knead Bread

Variations of this recipe have been around a few years. It really is so easy, but I’ve given detailed instructions anyway since this is a very unorthodox way of baking bread. Don’t be put off, either, by my long explanation. The best pan for this is a heavy Dutch oven or stockpot, anywhere from 5-7 quart with a lid and it has to be oven safe to 450. I use my Le Creuset enameled cast iron pan. Check out the photo of this beautiful, crusty, better than bakery, bread. For more photos of the bread, from start to finish, check out my blog at 3 cups bread flour, plus bit more for dusting The original recipe

says you can use either bread flour (it has more protein/gluten than all purpose so you get a more rustic texture) or all purpose. I’ve only made it with bread flour. 1 ⁄ 4 teaspoon instant yeast (Rapid rise) 11⁄2 teaspoons salt 11⁄2 cups + 1 tablespoon water Olive oil Flour or cornmeal for dusting (I used cornmeal) Whisk flour, yeast and salt together. Make a well in the center. Add water and stir with a spatula for about a minute, until blended. That’s all it takes, time wise. It will look wet and shaggy. Coat inside of a bowl with olive oil. Put dough in bowl and cover with wrap. Let rise 12-14 hours at room temperature, on counter if you want. It will double in size and still look real wet. Remove dough and fold over a couple of times. Lay it on the counter or whatever that has been dusted with flour. Let rest 15 minutes. Shape into a ball – the ball will be somewhat flat. Coat a cotton towel (not terry cloth) that has been dusted with cornmeal or flour. Place dough on towel and cover with another towel. Let rise 1-2 hours or until doubled in size. Now preheat your oven to 450 and while it’s preheating put the pan in with the lid on. Some recipes say to put the pan in the oven for at least 30 minutes, but I find the 20 minutes it takes to preheat my oven is just fine.

you have to distribute the dough but don’t be too careful - it will bake up just fine. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Remove lid and bake uncovered another 15-30 minutes, until loaf is golden brown and, if you have a thermometer, stick it into the center and it will register 210 degrees when the loaf is done. In my oven this takes about 45-50 minutes total. RITA HEIKENFELD/CONTRIBUTOR

The best pan for this bread is a heavy Dutch oven or stockpot, anywhere from 57 quart with a lid and it has to be oven safe to 450. Carefully, with mitts, take the pan out of the oven and remove the lid, again with mitts. Turn the

dough over into the pot, bottom side up. It it happens to land top side up, it’s OK. Shake the pot if

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Emergency family shelter provides support to additional guests Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati, emergency shelter provider for homeless families, temporarily increased its capacity to three-networks Aug. 21. Networks consist of a host congregation (who provide overnight accommodations in their place of worship) and support congregations who provide additional food, supplies and volunteer support. Participating IHNGC congregations represent nearly every neighborhood and denomination in the Cincinnati region.

Moving to three-network systems allows the agency to support 12 families at one time, up from the previous eight families that were supported in the two-network system. During hot summer months, homeless families have a greater need of support from agencies. Families often rely on relatives to get them by while working on finding stable housing. Relatives feel a sense of obligation during cold months of winter, but often the additional burden is too much for summer months. Therefore, homeless fami-

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Title insurance a safety net for those buying homes Today’s extremely low interest rates are prompting some people to look into getting their own home. Many are first-time buyers and, if you’re one of them, there’s one item you need to consider at the time of purchase. Tiah Collins of Westwood said she’s now learned the importance of buying what’s called title insurance. She and her husband had purchased a house on a land contract. “We paid the seller $1,500 a month from August 2006 to May 2007. At that time we were able to get approved for a loan through Wells Fargo Bank,” she said. Collins said they bought the house and began making payments to Wells Fargo. But then, last year, she said, “We got the sheriff knocking on our door saying the house had a ‘for sale’ date. The house was being foreclosed upon.” It turns out even though Collins was making her monthly mortgage payments, the loan belonging

to the p r i o r owner had n e v e r been paid off. “ W e w e r e d o i n g Howard Ain what we Hey Howard! were supposed to do, but they say the seller’s loan was the first lien holder on the house,” Collins said. “Therefore, that was the best lien so … we’re just out.” Wells Fargo also sued Collins because the house was being taken over by that prior lender. Fortunately, Wells Fargo was able to get its loan paid in full because it had required Collins to buy title insurance on behalf of the bank. Unfortunately, the Collins didn’t buy title insurance for themselves so they lost the house to the first lender. Had the Collins’ bought an owner’s title insurance policy, it would have paid off the first lender and they

Right to Life marks 40 years This year marks the 40th anniversary of Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. The organization will remember this anniversary at Evening for Life, Thursday, Oct. 13,

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could have remained in the house. “We didn’t buy title insurance because we didn’t know about it. We were first-time home buyers,” she said. On top of everything else, Collins said this whole affair is going to continue to haunt them because it’s going to go against their credit rating. “Had I known about title insurance, definitely I would have gotten it,” she said. Collins later sued the seller but the case was dismissed because no one was able to prove where the money went. Bottom line when buying a house, always hire an attorney to make sure you’re fully protected – especially if you’re a firsttime home buyer. And be sure to consider buying a title insurance policy to protect yourself, not just your lender. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.


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community will feature speaker Kristan Hawkins, executive director, Students for Life of America. Hawkins became Students for Life of America’s first executive director in 2006. She has helped more than double the number of campus pro-life groups in the United States, manages SFLA’s staff and daily operations, and serves as the organization’s official spokeswoman featured in many news outlets. Evening for Life will also feature Life Award recipient Mary Clark, 40 Days for Life Greater Cincinnati campaign director; popular emcee Brian Patrick, radio host, Son Rise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio/EWTN 740AM; plus Jim Kathmann, media chairman, to introduce a new key initiative. Tickets are $45 per person; $30 for students. Reserve online at or call 513-728-7870. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For details see or call 513-728-7870.

Michael Kors, Sperry coming to Kenwood center Three new tenants have stores under construction within Kenwood Towne Centre, with opening dates set in the fourth quarter. The high-end women’s fashion designer Michael Kors will take a portion of space left by Williams Sonoma Home last year near the center of the mall. Brooks Brothers will open in September behind the coming store. Madewell, a subsidiary of J. Crew selling women’s clothing, shoes and accessories, will locate between Banana Republic and Gymboree in the Nordstrom wing. The leather slip-on shoe retailer Sperry Top-Sider will open between Apple and Lacoste in space vacated by Marmi more than a year ago.



Kenwood detective details working with Princess Diana in new book By Amanda Hopkins

Rich McDonough was drinking a cup of coffee when he got a phone call one morning in 1993. The Kenwood resident and private detective at first thought he was getting a prank call when the voice on the other end said she was Princess Diana of Wales and she needed McDonough's help. He said he was still unsure until he met Princess Diana at The Echo Restaurant in Hyde Park.

McDonough, known as “Mac” to his clients, said Princess Diana needed his help finding a friend's child who had been brought to the United States by his father. His company, Shamus Private Detective Agency, specializes in private investigation in domestic cases and child custody cases. She had come to the country in secret and wanted McDonough to help her quickly find the child without anyone knowing she was in the United States.

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September 28, 2011


Rich McDonough, a private detective who runs Shamus Detective Agency in Silverton and a Kenwood resident, recently wrote a book about his experience working with Princess Diana of Wales in 1993.

He said Princess Diana was very beautiful and had a sweet personality. “I never told anyone (about working with her) except my brother,” McDonough said. He chronicles the experience of chasing down bad guys and sitting on stakeouts with Princess Diana in his new book “A Cincinnati Private Eye Protecting Princess Diana.” He said he chose to write the book now because he felt he could still maintain the confidentiality of the other people involved in the case. “I've always wanted to tell the story,” McDonough said. “I felt honored to know her.” McDonough has written three other books; “Martini


on Ice,” “Post Mortem: Special Delivery” and “Cheating in America.” He has plans for another book where he will share the conversations between himself and Princess Diana during the time they worked together. McDonough will be at the Barnes and Noble in Kenwood at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, for a book signing. To learn more about Rich McDonough, his books or his detective agency, Shamus Private Detective Agency, visit Get daily Sycamore Township updates by signing up for our electronic newsletter. Visit SycamoreTownship.

WeThrive maps strategy to fight obesity; Ohio at 29.2 percent A report released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that Ohio’s obesity prevalence is 29.2 percent, up slightly from last year’s rate of 28.8 percent. Throughout the country, obesity prevalence ranges from a low of 21 percent in Colorado to a high of 34 per-

cent in Mississippi. Locally, diverse sectors of the community are working together to fight obesity through the WeTHRIVE!SM initiative. “There’s no single or simple solution to the obesity epidemic,” said Tim Ingram, Health Commissioner, Hamilton County Public

Health. “In Hamilton County, where 24.5 percent of adults are obese, the WeTHRIVE! initiative is using proven strategies to create changes that will increase healthy eating and physical activity where we live, work and play, reducing obesity over the long term.” WeTHRIVE!’s strategies

include: • Increasing healthy food access in under-served communities by signing agreements with 20 churches to build community gardens, all of which are currently planted. • Ensuring healthy options for more than 58,000 students by helping

11 school districts in Hamilton County develop and implement nutrition standards for food and beverages sold in cafeterias, school stores and vending machines. • Recruiting 18 pediatric physician groups for the WeTHRIVE! Hamilton County Obesity Learning

Collaborative, created with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to help physicians implement proven concepts for improving obesity screening, assessment and management. For more information, go to or follow WeTHRIVE! on Facebook and Twitter.

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Community | Religion

September 28, 2011

RELIGION Ascension Lutheran Church

Women’s Bible Study resumed Wednesday, Aug. 31. Women of all ages gather on Wednesdays from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. The topic is “Living Above Worry and Stress” a Women of Faith Study Guide Series. Guests are welcome. The Rev. Lisa Bernheisel is leading a new 10-week adult series on modeling our faith as a parent, grandparent or Godparent during the 9:45 a.m. Sunday School hour. The participants will gather for conversations on discipline, anger and resentment, sibling rivalry, equipping younger Christians and more. The church is hosting a three-part series to promote interfaith dialogue. The series is in commemoration of 9/11. On Sunday, Oct. 2, also at 6:30 p.m. Karen Dabdoub, executive director of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations will discuss the commonalities and differences between Islam and Christianity and address common misperceptions of Islam. The series ends on Sunday, Oct. 16, with a potluck interfaith dinner at 5:30 p.m. for people of all faiths. Free; open to the public. Ascension is participating in the Southern Ohio Synod ELCA Malaria Campaign through education about the disease and donations from members and various


church groups. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288,

Brecon United Methodist Church

The church is having its Fall Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, on Friday, Sept. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 1. The sale is open to the public. Lunch will be available. Donations for the fall sale may be dropped off behind the church. Pick-up can also be arranged by calling the church. Proceeds benefit the Samaritan’s Closet. The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Samaritan Closet hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Samaritan Closet offers clothing and food to people with demonstrated needs. Bread from Panera is available on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Samaritan Closet is located next to the church. The church is at 7388 E. Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.

Church of God of Prophecy

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

ECKANKAR Experience the Light and Sound of God You are invited to the Community HU Song 10 am

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Social Security, Medicare and longterm care issues will be discussed in a three-week class beginning 68 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3. Call the church for details. The Fall Craft Show is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., November 12. Proceeds benefit children’s programming. Youth Group meets on Sunday nights. Junior High meets at 5 p.m. and senior high at 7 p.m. Dinner is included. The church has a children’s weekday program on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call the church for details. Traditional worship services are 8:20 a.m. and 11 a.m.; contemporary music is 9:40 a.m. every Sunday. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

Connections Christian Church

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

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

The church is hosting Scrapbooking and More Crafts, 5:30-8:30 p.m. every third Monday. Free child care is provided. Those interested in attending must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. All paper projects are welcomed including, but not limited to, scrap-


booking, stamping, card-making and photo-frame keepsakes. Crafters should bring their own photos, albums and specialty items. Most other tools and supplies will be provided. There is no charge for use of supplies. The church is located at 7701 Kenwood Road; 891-1700.

Hartzell United Methodist Church Sunday Worship Services are 9 and 10:30 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s School is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome. Youth Groups, Bible Studies weekly; child care and transportation provided. The church is at 8999 Applewood Drive, Blue Ash; 891-8527.

Horizon Community Church

The church, which previously conducted services in Indian Hill at Cincinnati Country Day, has seen a 150-percent jump in Sunday service attendance since opening their own facility. That increase prompted the additional service time, adding another parking lot, and having volunteers and police to help with parking each week. The church offers services at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. each Sunday. The church is at 3950 Newtown Road, Anderson Township;; 272-5800.


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BAPTIST Hyde Park Baptist Church Michigan & Erie Ave

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

ROMAN CATHOLIC ST. GERTRUDE PARISH Church (513) 561-5954 • (513) 561-8020 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

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245 CE-1001628391-01

Sunday Service and Sunday School 10:30am Wednesday Testimonial Meeting 7:30pm Reading Room 3035 Erie Ave


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

3 Traditional Worship Services 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 - in our Sanctuary

2 Contemporary Worship Services

9:30 & 11:00 - in our Contemporary Worship Center Sunday School and Childcare available at 9:30 & 11 services. Plenty of Parking behind church


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

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


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CHERRY GROVE UMC 1428 Eight Mile Rd. Worship: 9:30-10:30 Fellowship: 10:30-10:45 Sunday School: 10:45-11:30 Pastor: Rev. William E. Groff 513-474-1428 •

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd. Montgomery 791-3142 "Claim Your Miracle: Through Prayer"

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


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

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

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

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


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

Connections Christian Church 7421 East Galbraith Cincinnati, OH 45243

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

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

Sunday School & Worship 9 AM & 10:30 AM

Child Care provided 10:30AM Rev. Robert Roberts, Pastor

Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am


6365 Corbly Road Cincinnati, OH 45230

Good Shepherd


7701 Kenwood Rd 513.891.1700 (across from Kenwood Towne Center) Worship at 5:00pm Saturday and 8:00, 9:00, 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday mornings Pastors Larry Donner, Pat Badkey, Jess Abbott & Alice Connor

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


9:15 AM Contemporary Worship 10:45 AM Traditional Worship Children & Adult Sunday School All Are Welcome Nursery Care Available Handicapped Accessible

Kenwood Fellowship Church

Beginning watercolor classes are being offered from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 through Dec. 8. Cost is $8 per session at the church. For information, call Mary Lou DeMar at 891-5946. The church has a new contemporary worship service, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. The services will feature contemporary worship music in a relaxed atmosphere with biblical teaching that will resonate with the fast-paced lifestyles that many of us find ourselves in today.

Lighthouse Baptist Church

Lighthouse Baptist Church has Sunday School at 10 a.m. Sunday morning service at 11 a.m., Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. and Wednesday service at 7 p.m. The church uses the King James Bible, sings traditional hymns and has conservative music. Sunday School classes are available for all ages. A well-staffed nursery is provided for each service. The church is meeting at Raffel’s Blue Ash Banquet Center, at 11330 Williamson Road, Blue Ash; 7093344. Montgomery Community Church is offering a seven-week class for women who are new to Cincinnati or are looking to connect with their community from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., which began Tuesday, Sept. 20. The class is based on a book entitled, “After the Boxes are Unpacked,” by Susan Miller. Classes are free and childcare is available. Visit the church website under “Ladies Studies”or www. The church is at 11251 Montgomery Road;; 489-0892.

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

Presbyterian Holy Communion is 8 a.m. Sunday. Adult enrichment is 9:15 Sunday. Episcopal Holy Eucharist is 10:30 Sunday. Childcare is provided at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Men’s AA is 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Junior League Choral Group is 10 a.m. Wednesday. Bible study is Noon Wednesday. Women’s AA is 7:15 p.m. Monday and 7 p.m. Friday. The church is pastored by Rev. David Hawley and Rev. Anne Wrider. The church is at 6000 Drake Road, Indian Hill; 561-6805;

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Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Church

MADEIRA-SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:30 am Fellowship 10:30 am Traditional Worship 11:00 am Christian Education for Children and adults at 9:30 & 11 am

Child Care provided

The church is temporarily conducting Sunday services at Strawser Funeral Home, 9305 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays and Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 to 10 a.m. The study group is now studying “Divine Love and Wisdom” by Emanuel Swedenborg. All are welcome. The church is temporarily having services at 9503 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash; 489-9572;;

Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center

The community is invited to a new series “Finding a Deeper Spiritual Life” offered the second Monday of the month, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Each month a different priest will give a talk on some aspect of Spirituality, followed by discussion on topics such as taking a spiritual audit, the rosary, spiritual books and action you can take to increase your relationship with Our Lord. For questions, call Claire or

About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a spaceavailable 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 m, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Suburban Life, Attention: Andrea Reeves, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. Sue, Our Lady of Light Office, 531-6279. The event is free. The center is at 5440 Moeller Ave., Norwood; 351-3800;

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

The church is back in full swing at the 9:30 a.m. service. Registration is available online. The popular Progressive Dinner will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Sign up at the church or call the office for more information. The church is collecting non-perishable grocery items for the Findlay Street food pantry and seeking volunteers to deliver bread daily from Kroger and Panera. An Intercessory Healing Prayer Service is held the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. A Men’s Breakfast group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Steak ‘n’ Shake in Montgomery. Ladies Bible Study meets at 10 a.m. on Tuesday mornings at the church. Friends in Fellowship meets at 6:15 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month for dinner at the church. A Bereavement Support Group for widow and widowers meets from 10-11 a.m. the second and fourth Saturdays. Sunday worship services are 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Parent Church School meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Sunday of each month. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

The sermon series “Extravagant Generosity: The Heart of Giving” begins Oct. 2. Fall 4 St. Paul is 47 p.m. and chicken barbecue dinner is 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Enjoy inflatables, games, D.J., a barbecue dinner and a children’s menu. St. Paul Church services are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. for traditional worship and 9:30 a.m. for contemporary worship with Praise Band. Sunday School is 9:30 a.m. for all ages and 11 a.m. is children’s mission hour. Nursery care is provided for all services. The church is at 8221 Miami Road, Madeira; 891-8181;

Sycamore Christian Church

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.

Yom Kippur services to be held at Chabad Jewish Center Rabbi Yisroel Mangel, director of Chabad Jewish Center has announced that traditional Yom Kippur services will be held at the center on 3977 Hunt Road in Blue Ash. Yom Kippur, literally translated as “Day of Atonement,” is a day on which Jews traditionally fast and gather in synagogues to ask God to forgive them for any wrongdoings over the past year. However, Yom Kippur is more than just that. “Yom Kippur is the ‘sequel’ to Rosh Hashanah,” said Rabbi Yisroel Mangel, “On Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, we take resolutions to improve our ways, and in return, we ask G-d to bless us; on Yom Kippur, we work out the particulars.” This year Yom Kippur begins on Thursday, Oct. 6,

This year Yom Kippur begins on Thursday, Oct. 6, at sunset. at sunset and continues through nightfall on Saturday, Oct. 8. Chabad Jewish Center will host this year’s Yom Kippur services, which begin at 7 p.m. Thursday and on Saturday at 9 a.m. All prayers will combine the original Hebrew, as well as translated English. In addition, a simultaneous children’s service – divided by age – run by Rabbi Berel & Ziporah Cohen will accompany the adult services. Tickets are not necessary but reservations are requested. For more information or reservations please call 793-5200.






Kimberly Warkins, 40, 585 W. Martin Luther King Drive, falsification at Montgomery Road and Losantiville, Sept. 14. Ricky Finnerson, 23, 4734 Chickering Ave., disorderly conduct at 7625 Reading Road, Sept. 14. Bryant Booker, 26, 535 Derrick Turnbow, drug abuse at Ridge and 71, Sept. 12. Paige Luckett, 23, 5011 Linden Ave., theft at 3400 Highland Ave., Sept. 7. Taylor Haskamp, 20, 6361 Ironwood Drive, domestic violence at 8286 Wooster Pike, Sept. 8. Camilla Swann-Holms, 30, 1625 Dewey Ave., complicity to theft at 3400 Highland Ave., Sept. 2.

Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Reported at 4109 Plainville Road, Sept. 11.

Domestic violence

Reported at Wooster Pike, Sept. 13.


Food valued at $7 removed at 7337 Wooster Pike, Sept. 13. Keys, backpacks and contents of unknown value removed at 5521 Lawrence Road, Sept. 10. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 7680 Wooster Pike, Sept. 3.

derly conduct at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 14. Nancy Sawyer, 20, 2394 Northwest, felonious assault, Sept. 13. Monique Johnson, 28, 3208 Roesch Blvd., disorderly conduct at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 14. Juvenile female, 14, purchase, consume or under the influence of beer or intoxicating liquor at 4118 Myrtle Ave., Sept. 9. Juvenile male, 19, purchase, consume or under the influence of beer or intoxicating liquor at 4118 Myrtle Ave., Sept. 10. Helen Johnson, 25, 1624 Pulte St., obstructing official business at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 1. Andrew Butler, 19, possession of marijuana at Montgomery and Silvercrest, Sept. 15. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 11. Juvenile female, 16, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 11. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 11. Juvenile female, 17, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 9. Alonzo White, 42, 2456 Derrick Turnbow Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 9.


Criminal damaging


Tony Proctor, 46, 4363 Matson Ave., aggravated menacing, disorderly conduct and parked facing the wrong direction at 4264 Matson Ave., Sept. 17.



Andrew Liegel, 21, 7714 Laurel Ave. No. 3, drug abuse, Aug. 19. Alex C. Henties, 37, 8919 Terwilligers Trail, drug paraphernalia, drug possession, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, bribery, Aug. 19.

Incidents/investigations Domestic violence At Hosbrook Avenue, Sept. 10.


Copper down spouts taken at 8000 Miami Ave., Sept. 6.



Kanisha Brooks, 20, 128 Rion, disor-

Wireless phone and currency valued at $360 removed at 7815 Kenwood Road, Sept. 5. Currency valued at $230 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 6. Bikes valued at $750 removed at


Residence entered and AC, copper of unknown value removed at 8760 U.S. 22, Sept. 7. Vehicle damaged at 8248 Kenwood Road, Sept. 8.

Domestic violence

Reported at Longford Drive, Sept. 10.


4318 Glenway Ave.: Mcdaniel Anita Marie to Berry Natalie; $134,900.


7000 Fowler Ave.: Hollon Viola to Ciuffetelli Andrew John I. & Michelle N.; $94,500.


10949 Barrington Court: Raney Yolanda to Park David; $79,000. 3881 Mantell Ave.: Ritter Joseph K. & Nicole S. Wood-Ritter to Diaz Hilda E. & Richardo Moncado; $66,100. 5832 Bayberry Drive: Suhre Joseph B. IV & Mary M. Crock to

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

Mcconnell Robert Merlyn & Kristi Marie; $366,000. 7643 Montgomery Road: Franke Mark R. to Kordis Patricia L. & William C.; $75,000. 7910 Keller Road: Miller Clayton J. & Cleo D. to Shapiro Scott M. & Lindsay A.; $410,000. 8111 Camner Ave.: Adler Steve B. to Matey Courtney R.; $121,000. 8283 Kemper Road: 8283 East Kemper LLC to Cincinnati Hills Christia Academy Inc. .; $525,000. 8576 Plainfield Road: Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Shaw Kristian; $27,000. 8592 Sturbridge Drive: Kennebeck Stephanie & Greg to Rothfuss Patti Tr; $495,000. 8729 Kenwood Road: Prudential Relocation Inc. to Wynne John II & Kaycee E.; $337,500.

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DEATHS Terry Raymond Larrick

Terry Raymond Larrick, 60, of Dillonvale died Sept. 21. Survived by wife and best friend, Ronda S. Larrick; children Alex Scott, Randina Marie and Therese; grandchild, Adrian Larrick; siblings Don and Sharon Larrick; and nieces and nephews. Services were Sept. 26 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials to: Hospice of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263.

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Purse and wallets of unknown value removed at 8129 Montgomery Road, Sept. 8. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 7800 Montgomery Road, Sept. 10. Clothing valued at $568 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Aug. 28. Lights of unknown value removed at 5164 Elmcrest Lane, Sept. 7. Tires of unknown value removed at 8109 Reading Road, Sept. 8. Parts valued at $800 removed at 7806 Redsky Drive, Sept. 8. Catalytic converter of unknown value removed at 11541 Goldcoast Drive, Sept. 8. Purses valued at $864 removed at 7801 Montgomery Road, Sept. 6. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Sept. 10. Bikes valued at $300 removed at 4451 Daffodil Ave., Sept. 5.




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BUSINESS NOTES Madeira Optical hosts SALT Optics trunk show

Madeira Optical is hosting an evening of fashion and frames with its upcoming SALT Optics trunk show, featuring eyeglasses and sunglasses, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15.

Madeira Optical offers a large selection of eyewear, sunglasses and contact lenses to clients in Cincinnati. Formed in 1956, the optical boutique also provides optometry services that encompass comprehensive eye exams, contact lens evaluations and the treatment of eye diseases.

SALT Optics is an independent lifestyle company that creates premium handcrafted eyewear and PFV polarized sunglasses for people who like simple things made well. Guests will have the chance to be expertly fitted by licensed Madeira Optical opticians and the SALT

Optics design team. Attendees will also have the opportunity to view the SALT Optics 2011 fall/winter collection and receive special event pricing on orders the day of the event. Guests will also be treated to a day of light refreshments and the chance to win a SALT Optics frame.

SALT Optics is about simple, timeless design, impeccable quality, useful technology, hand-craftsmanship and a pure fit. They are modern, yet they honor the past, and are driven by a minimalist sensibility in all things. Besides offering frame collections from SALT

Optics, also carries other top brands including Lindberg, Oliver Peoples, LafontCommunity, Prodesign Denmark and Blinde. For information, individuals should check out optical or www.madeira

Adult Day Program

atLegacyCourtMemoryCare American Legion Post 484

Being a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia can be a very rewarding, yet challenging job. The goal of the Adult Day Program at Legacy Court is to help create a support network which allows those affected with memory loss to enjoy life on their own terms, and allows caregivers the peace of mind to attend to everyday life.

Call us today to see how the Adult Day Program can add balance and peace of mind to your life. (513) 457-4209 Monday through Friday 7AM to 7PM $

65 per day

(includes 2 meals per day)

Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament




Saturday October 15, 2011

Limited to the first 100 players to register (must be 18 y/o).

Legacy Court

Registration and payment before October 7th will be $100. After October 7th registration and payment will be $110. Please register early.

Purposeful activities, socialization & companionship are provided for our adult day participants in the secure environment at Legacy Court.

The doors will open at 11AM for late registration (if spots are available) and the tournament will start at 12PM. There will be food and drinks for purchase at nominal prices or a $15 dollar wristband may be purchased for food and drink all day long (includes beer).

Peace of mind is provided to our caregivers, knowing your loved one is engaged and cared for by the qualified, loving staff of Legacy Court.

Please join us for or inaugural Texas Hold ‘em poker tournament. There will be a cash game available for those who don’t want to play in the tournament or want to play afterwards. American Legion Post 484 is located at 1837 Sutton Avenue in Mt. Washington.

Any Questions May Be Directed to Rinks Flea Market Bingo



Payout of 70% of total pool to top 10 percent of entrants Registration begins September 15, 2011




Independent Living | Assisted Living Memory Care | Rehabilitation Skilled Nursing | Adult Day Programs 230 West Galbraith Road | Cincinnati, OH 45215 (513) (513)948-2308 457-4209 |

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