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Seeds of success

Denise Hammon always wanted to open her own restaurant. When she lost her job in commercial real estate a year and a half ago, the Lockland resident decided there was no better time to follow her dream. Hammon is opening the Apple Tree Cafe in the Dillonvale Shopping Center. SEE LIFE, B1

Passing notes in class

Passing a music class at Madeira Middle School does not require students to sing a note. Teacher Caroline Keith and band director Kevin Engle have started a new class this school year where students are using computers to compose their own songs. SEE SCHOOLS, A5

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District loses its ‘Distinction’ rating By Amanda Hopkins

The Madeira City School District earned an Excellent rating from the state of Ohio for the 11th year in a row. The school district met 26 of the 26 indicators on the report card and ranked fourth of 613 Ohio school districts on the performance index score. The rating is down from the “Excellent with Distinction” ranking from last year. Superintendent Steve Kramer said the district missed points on a Kramer value-added section that measures the yearly progress of students. Kramer said the areas needing some work were seventh- and eighth-grade reading and fifthgrade math, where some highperforming students did not score as high as expected. “We’ll make adjustments we feel necessary,” Kramer said. He said he does not want to make huge changes to the curriculum based on one test for one year. The school principals are using the early part of the school year to set goals to continue earning high marks from the state. Elementary school Principal Sallie Weisgerber told the Board of Education at its Sept. 20 meeting that the students will start using real-life applications in science classes. The classes will use one unit that will be strictly project-based learning. Middle school Principal Rob Kramer is also starting student-led conferences. The fifth- through eighth-grade students will keep a portfolio through the end of the school year and report to their parents the progress they made throughout the year.

Madeira City Schools was ranked Excellent for the 11th straight year by the Ohio Department of Education. The district met all 26 indicators and were ranked fourth of the 613 Ohio school districts on the performance index score.


A view from the back of Holmes Primary shows a large portion of the 11.2-acre site. If the Deer Park bond issue passes in November, an elementary school for all students in pre-kindergarten through fifth-grades in the Deer Park School District will be built on the Amity Elementary site on East Galbraith Road. The Holmes Primary site could be used for Board of Education offices and have ball fields built in the grassy areas.

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Board undecided on fate of Holmes, Howard elementary properties By Amanda Hopkins

If the bond issue passes in November, a new elementary school in Deer Park City Schools for pre-kindergarten through fifthgrades would be built on East Galbraith Road, leaving Holmes Primary empty. Even if the students leave the Holmes campus on Donna Lane in Sycamore Township, the land will not go unused. School Board Member Steve Smith, the board of eduction’srepresentative on the building and grounds committee, said both the Holmes site and the district building at Howard on Matson Avenue will be studied if the bond issue passes. At previous school board meetings, it was discussed that the Holmes site could be used for district offices, tennis courts and ball fields. School Board President Donna Farrell said of the 11.2 acres at the Holmes site, about 6.75 acres of the land is usable. “The remaining sites have sev-

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The Howard district building on Matson Avenue in Deer Park will most likely be vacated if the November bond issue passes and a new elementary school is built and the high school is renovated. The board of education will not decide what to do with the building that sits on less than an acre until the bond issue passes. eral potential alternative uses and potential configurations that could be beneficial to the district. The final use of each site will be determined based on the needs of the entire district and the best value to the district,” Smith said. Farrell also said that the Howard building could be turned select the Amity site for any proposed new elementary school. By selecting Amity as the site, the school board has eliminated any arguments by those opposed to moving Deer Park school buildings out of the city of Deer Park. Now, anyone voting on a proposed tax levy for a new school won’t be deciding their vote based on the location. I believe the will of the people, concerned for their school district, has been positively affected by this decision.”

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Ron Tolliver Deer Park City Council

Deer Park City Schools Board of Education passed a resolution in July that put a 5.87-mill bond issue on the November ballot. It would be an additional tax of $174.90 annually per $100,000 home. The entire bond would total $30 million over 38 years. The bond issue, if passed, will finance a new elementary school at the Amity Elementary site on East Galbraith Road and renovations to the current high school. into a community center or be donated to the city of Deer Park. Smith also said that the school board will not receive any master planning on the possible uses for the new elementary building or the vacant sites unless the bond issue passes. Amity was chosen, I’ve come to accept the site. There are positves that I realize now that I didn’t see earlier in my thinking ... The Amity site will showcase the city of Deer Park as well as the very well run Deer Park School system ... The response time from both the police and fire dept will be exceptional. That alone is an asset knowing all personel and student body will be safe and can be taken care of in a quick efficient manner ... My only hope is that there is enough funds to utilize the Holmes property to its maximum benefit to the school system.”

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Author going to focus on positives of Deer Park By Amanda Hopkins

An inspiration during a visit to the bookstore is bringing Peter Block, a community consultant, to Deer Park. Deer Park City Council Member Shawn Gavin first read about Block, who lives in Cincinnati, when he was in a bookstore shortly after

About Peter Block

To learn more about Peter Block, a community consultant and author, visit he was sworn in on council in January. Block has written books and makes public appearances discussing how community members can

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grow by coming together over the positive aspects of their neighborhoods. “(I want to) start a conversation on what is good in Deer Park,” Gavin said. Gavin met with Block several times since he first saw Block’s book in the store and Block agreed to talk with residents and community members at two civic engagements in Deer Park.

How to attend Anyone interested in attending the civic engagements from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, and Tuesday, Oct. 12 at the Deer Park Community Center at 7640 Plainfield Road should contact Shawn Gavin at 984-2475 or at The civic engagements are meant to bring residents together to discuss how to improve for the future. “It will help make improvements and figure

out how we are going to move forward,” Gavin said. The civic engagements will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, and Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the

Deer Park Community Center at 7640 Plain- Gavin field Road. Block will speak at both of the meetings. Anyone interested in attending the civic engagements should contact Shawn Gavin at 984-2475 or at shawngavin2000@

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Suburban Life is recognizing Madeira’s centennial with a weekly collection of trivia, memories and thoughts about the city, and we would like your input. What do you like about living in Madeira? What are your favorite Madeira businesses? What are your favorite memories? We will publish two a week for 50 weeks – 100 in all. E-mail your thoughts about the city


Sellman was superintendent for 18 years

W. Marshall Sellman was a teacher who became principal of Madeira High School in 1938 and then superintendent of schools in

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1948. He was schools superintendent until 1966, overseeing the construction of a new high school and a new elementary school.

School cost $1.3 million

Madeira High School was built on Loannes Drive for $1.3 million in 1958. An addition was added in 1964.

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prohibited. The city’s weekly brush chipping will be suspended during the curbside leaf collection.

A decade of difference

The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Oct. 10 with music and memories in the program, “A Decade of Difference Honoring History, Celebrating the Future.” Hear from individuals inspired by CHHE and glimpse the center’s bright future. A reception is 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, with dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. at Adath Israel Congregation, 3201 E. Galbraith Road. Honorees are Dean Richard E. Friedman, Father Michael Graham, Joe Hale, Shawn Jeffers, Sam Knobler,

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Madeira Historical Society elects new president By Jeanne Houck

The new president-elect of the Madeira Historical Society hasn’t been a member of the organization for long, but has lived in the city nearly all her 68 years. Jan Smith, who will become president of the historical society Friday, Oct. 1, said she has been a member of the group about a year. “They asked me to be on the board about January or February of this year and I got very involved in the Ways and Means Committee,” Smith said. “So I just sort of snowballed along.” Smith succeeds Doug Oppenheimer as president of the historical society and will serve in that capacity through December 2012.

She said she has lived in Madeira almost her entire life, minus the time it took her to earn a degree in business administration with a minor in accounting from the University of Cincinnati. Smith worked as an accountant with the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Covington, Ky., before retiring. “I’ve got a lot of interest in antiques and history and I know a lot of Madeira history and people,” Smith said. Smith said she plans to build on new historical-society programs that seek to involve people of all ages – including children – to participate in community projects that illuminate Madeira history and protect historically important places and things.

“We are hoping to continue getting more period furniture for the Miller House (Museum on Miami Avenue) and to share the house with the community,” Smith said. The board of the historical society recently elected Smith to fill the remainder of Oppenheimer’s term, which ends in December. Per the society’s constitution, the board must in December elect her president for a two-year term that begins in January, Oppenheimer said. Oppenheimer has been a member of the historical society since it was established in 1972. He has served as president for five or six times – the last time for about three years. Oppenheimer plans to

remain active in the historical society, serving on committees, handling publicity and working at the Miller House as a caretaker, docent and groundskeeper. He said he has known Smith for nearly 40 years. “Jan will have my help at any time that she asks and in the meantime I will help anyone else in the society that has a need for my assistance,” Oppenheimer said. “The current board is an exceptional group of people that will make the transition as smooth as possible for Jan.”


Jan Smith of Madeira (right) is the new president-elect of the Madeira Historical Society. Here she confers with Margie Willing of Madeira, one of the volunteer gardeners at the Miller House Museum.

Deer Park schools set goals to succeed By Amanda Hopkins

As the district continues to make strides on the state report card, Deer Park City Schools are setting more goals to improve throught the 2010-2011 school year. The goals for each school building were outlined for the school board at the Sept. 15 meeting. “We know what gets measured gets done,” said Kim Gray, school district superintendent. At the high school, new Principal Erica Kramer said all staff is being trained on Blackboard, a computer program that students and teachers that can be used for interactive lessons and grading systems.

Kramer said she hopes to have all of the teachers, students and parents on the BlackGray board system by the second semester. Kramer also said teachers will start using short cycle assessments of students that will help understand what students need more help with in the classroom. Amity Elementary principal Deb Farley said more technology will be used this year, especially in math classes. She said collaboration between teachers, particularly ones who teach the

same subject, will help students’ progress. The school also will continue open communication with parents with quarterly reports and with the community by hosting lunch with grandparents, Career Day and Fine Arts Night. At Holmes Primary, Amy Byrne said teachers will continue the focus on math and reading skills using many of the same methods, including the all-school morning program. “We’re holding onto tradition,” Byrne said. “We’ll keep tweaking and getting better.” The principals will assess the goals at the end of the year and report back to the school board at a later meeting.


25th Annual Madeira Schools Foundation Auction This historic 25th auction, held in March, 2010, was an outstanding event with a sold-out crowd that netted over $75,000 for Madeira students and schools. As always, the success of the auction is due to the hard work of the many volunteers and staff, the generosity of our valued donors, and the support of the parents and community members who attended the auction. The Madeira Schools Foundation sincerely thanks you for your never-ending support for the schools and students of Madeira. We would like to recognize the following 2010 sponsors, donors and volunteers and look forward to your continued support for 2011 auction, which is scheduled for

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September 29, 2010

Madeira schools looking for solar panel investors By Amanda Hopkins

Madeira City Schools is continuing to bring all district buildings into the 21st century. The Madeira Board of Education approved a request for proposals that will be sent to potential investors that could help install solar panels at the

schools. Assistant Superintendent Kenji Matsudo said the district is looking for interested investors who could “design, install, finance, own and maintain” solar panels at the Madeira schools. “The benefit for Madeira is that we have no upfront costs in getting solar panels installed on our roof tops, but will have the advantage


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of buying the power generated from them at a controlled set rate,” Matsudo said. “The benefit for the investor is that they are able to take advantage of the available tax credits as a private company that would not be available to a school district.” The solar panels would be installed at Madeira Ele-

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Madeira Elementary School on Thomas Drive is one of the potential sites for the installation of solar panels.

“The benefit for Madeira is that we have no upfront costs in getting solar panels installed on our roof tops, but will have the advantage of buying the power generated from them at a controlled set rate. The benefit for the investor is that they are able to take advantage of the available tax credits as a private company that would not be available to a school district.”

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Technology part of music curriculum at Madeira Middle

Passing a music class at Madeira Middle School does not require students to sing a note. Teacher Caroline Keith and band director Kevin Engle have started a new class this school year where students are using computers to compose their own songs. “It give kids a lot of creative freedom,” Keith said. Seventh-grader Patrick Fitzgerald said he likes the class, which uses a computer program called “Garage Band” to put together music. The first big project for the class is to create their own song. Fitzgerald said he brought in his own guitar to make his own sound for the song project because he felt limited by the sounds provided by the computer program. “I can play something I know how to do,” Fitzgerald said. “Garage Band” allows students to record their own music both in the program and with their own instruments, like Fitzgerald’s guitar. Madeira Middle School requires students to earn music credits. Before the technology class was started this year, students could only earn credits through band and choir classes. “Not having to perform takes a lot of pressure off students,” Keith said. Upcoming projects will include making commercials, writing


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From left, PTO President Jana Widmeyer of Madeira is all smiles with friend Congresswoman Jean Schmidt, who dedicated a U.S. flag to the school.

What is 21st century learning?

Twenty-first century learning focuses on the infusion of skills, academic content, expertise and literacy to help students prepare for life in the 21st century. Madeira City Schools has introduced methods to help students achieve competitive levels they will need to succeed. Some of those approaches will be explored in several articles in the Suburban Life: • Corporate partnerships allow community businesses to offer expertise and guidance to the students. • Resources, such as a TI-nspire calculators and white boards, will enhance teaching in a project-based format, and incorporate the basics of academics. • Critical thinking skills are strengthened by curriculum that incorporates a variety of subject matter through hands-on teaching. scripts and making a compact disc compilation. Keith said many of those projects will have the students working collaboratively with other students in the music class and other classes in the school. The collaboration in the class and the incorporation of technology into the class is another way that teachers are fostering 21st century learning skills in the classroom.


Madeira Middle School teacher Caroline Keith helps a few seventh-graders with the “Garage Band” program. Keith's students in her music technology class are working on a project where they compose their own song using the computer program.


From left, PTO president Jana Widmeyer and daughter Caroline (Madeira) with Picnic Chair Carrie Ellis (Mariemont).

“Back to school” recently took on a new meaning for the students at the Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori. Founded in 1998 as Queen of Angels Montessori, the school has changed its name to better reflect what it offers: Montessori academics and the unique Catechesis of the Good Shepherd faith-formation program. It is the only such school in Cincinnati for preschool through the eighth grade. Local businesses and parent volunteers helped give the school a facelift during the summer. In addition to a new logo by Oakley’s Rozic Design and new signs by Milford’s Sign Graphics and Design, the students were greeted with new floors from Legacy Flooring, new lighting from Ohio Valley Electric and landscaping from Outside Insight. Additionally, parents and students helped with painting, gardening and small construction projects. The school had a special Back to School picnic to celebrate its new name and renovations, Aug. 22. Festivities included Montessori-based carnival games, cornhole and a petting zoo donated by Sunrock Farm. Congresswoman Jean Schmidt came to dedicate a U.S. flag flown at the Capitol. Afterwards, Queen of Angels alumni Harry Hamiter of Withamsville and Timothy Boyd of Anderson Township, both juniors at Moeller, raised for the first time the flag of the Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori. GSCM is a non-profit, independent school that is fully licensed and chartered by the Ohio Department of Education. As a private, independent school, GSCM does not receive a parish subsidy or funding from the Archdiocese. There are currently 200 students enrolled for the 2010-11 school year. Centrally located in Madison Place, GSCM students also qualify for bus transportation from Milford, Forest Hills, West Clermont, Madeira and Mariemont districts.

Student designs logo for state event By Forrest Sellers

Indian Hill High School senior Dilip Rajan will have his artistic talent featured at an upcoming event. Rajan, 17, created a logo for the Articulation Committee for the Ohio Association of College Admission Counseling. “I thought he’d be great in creating a logo for the event,” said Mandy Bowser, a guidance counselor at Indian Hill High School. “I knew he wanted to create more for his portfolio.” A slogan for the event was “Pass It On,” and Rajan drew a close-up image of a football exchanging hands. Rajan’s logo will be featured on the programs and T-shirts for the event, which is geared toward college and high school counselors and admission professionals in the state of Ohio. “I hadn’t worked with logos much and thought it would be a new type of experience,” said Rajan, who is a resident of Kenwood. For several years Rajan has experimented with digital artwork and design in Photoshop and Illustrator. He has also designed T-shirts for several clubs at the high school including the chess club, of which


Indian Hill High School senior Dilip Rajan, left, has designed a logo for a state event for high school and college counselors and college admission professionals. Also shown is high school guidance counselor Mandy Bowser, who recommended Rajan.

“I hadn’t worked with logos much and thought it would be a new type of experience.”

Dilip Rajan Indian Hill High School senior

he is a president and team captain. Rajan said creating art is more of a hobby for him than a career, but he said he welcomes the

opportunity to share his work. “I’m really happy people will see it and that I’ll be able to get my name out,” he said.



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The week at Indian Hill

• The Indian Hill girls soccer team shut out Batavia 8-0, Sept. 20. Indian Hill’s Maddie Slattery, Kaeli Flaska and Caren Bernstein scored two goals each; Susan Plunkett and Paige Gloster scored one goal each; and Katie Markesbery and Olivia Ribariu made two saves each for Indian Hill. • In girls tennis, Indian Hill beat Wyoming 5-0, Sept. 20. Indian Hill’s Kelsey Matthews beat Berg 6-0, 6-0; Kasey Schumacher beat Thoresen 6-1, 6-1; Rachel Littman beat Fischer 6-0, 6-0; P. Taylor Schumacher and Florence Vanderschueren beat Hennessy and Boster 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-1; Brynn McKenna and Nicole Taylor beat Koesterman and Wilson 6-0. On Sept. 21, Indian Hill lost 3-2 to Oakwood in the State Team Tournament. Indian Hill’s Kelsey Matthews beat Corbean 4-6, 6-1, 6-0; Taylor Schumacher and Florence Vanderschueren beat Lofquist and Lutz 7-5, 6-3. • In volleyball, Indian Hill beat Taylor 25-19, 25-17, 2513, Sept. 20. • The boys soccer team tied 1-1 with Finneytown, Sept. 21. Jackson Kirk scored Indian Hill’s goal. • The Indian Hill boys golf team beat Seven Hills 157187, Sept. 21. Indian Hill’s Eddie Fink medaled with 2 over par 37 on the front nine of Losantiville Country Club. • The girls golf team placed first with a 219 against Cincinnati Country Day’s 222 and Glen Este’s 244, Sept. 20. Indian Hill’s Pari Keller medaled with 2 over par 40 on the back nine at Camargo Country Club. Indian Hill placed first in the CHL Challenge with a score of 192. Indian Hill’s Pari Keller medaled with 7 over par 43 on the back nine at The Mill.

The week at Madeira

• The Mariemont girls tennis team beat Madeira 5-0, Sept. 20. On Sept. 21, Madeira beat Finneytown 5-0, Sept. 21. Madeira’s Julia Vanderlinde beat Gates 6-0, 6-0; Megan Kappes beat Warren 6-2, 6-2; Amanda Wyrick beat Zimmerman 6-1, 6-2; Emma Sabransky and Maggie Gray beat Thompson and Ferraro 6-0, 60; Caroline Jackson and Katie Derenthal beat Foster and Kavanaugh 6-0, 6-1. • In boys golf, Madeira beat Summit Country Day 173-181, Sept. 20. Madeira’s Stephen Beamer medaled with 3 over par 38 on the front nine at Cincinnati Country Club. On Sept. 21, Madeira placed third with a score of 178 against McNick’s 167 and Taylor’s 167. On Sept. 22, Madeira placed second with a score of 170 against Roger Bacon’s 163 and Reading’s 197. Madeira’s Brooke VanSkaik medaled with 2 over par 38 on the front nine of the Mill Course. • In boys soccer, Madeira beat Taylor 9-0, Sept. 21. Andrew Stanifer made three saves for Madeira; John Michael Wyrick scored four goals; Grant Crawford scored two goals; and Alvaro Ibarra, Vandet Sok and Joe Scheid scored one goal each. • In girls soccer, Madeira beat Taylor 3-1, Sept. 22. Madeira’s Katie Landgrebe, Cari Rusk and Leah Raming each scored one goal.

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Moeller powers through St. Xavier By Mark Chalifoux

The Moeller High School football team saw its chance at winning the GCL crown this season boosted after a big road win over rival St. Xavier 17-7 Sept. 24. Moeller coach John Rodenberg said the key for the Crusaders is their conditioning. Moeller (5-0) was down 7-0 at halftime and the


Moeller High School senior linebacker Kendall Walker, left, lays a lick on a Bomber ball carrier Sept. 24. The Crusaders defense held St. X in check for much of the night, grinding out a 17-7 win.

come-from-behind win is Moeller’s third this season. “We’re in good shape. We’re a big, strong team and what makes us effective is that we wear people out,” Rodenberg said. “We stuck to our plan and wore St. Xavier out.” St. Xavier scored a touchdown on the first drive of the game but the Moeller defense shut the Bombers down after that, limiting the leading rusher in the GCL, Conor Hundley, to 88 yards. On the other side, Moeller running back Tucker Skove carved up the St. Xavier defense for 206 rushing yards on 38 carries, two of which went for touchdowns. The Moeller offensive line punched some big holes in the Bombers defense for Skove. “Tucker played a good game, the offensive line played well, everyone did their job,” Rodenberg said. “We’re not a team with one or two all-stars, we have a lot of guys working together. The line opened holes for Tucker, the defensive line did some good things, we had good pass coverage, which leads to sacks, we had good pass rush, which leads to interceptions. We’re playing well as a team right now.” Moeller limited St. Xavier to a rushing average of 2.7 yards per carry and the Moeller offense aver-


Moeller senior tailback Tucker Skove cuts away from a wall of bodies. Skove scored two touchdowns and had more than 200 total yards. aged 4.5 yards per carry. Rodenberg said the win was a big win for Moeller, but said it could be ruined if the Crusaders don’t continue to execute well. “I told our players to enjoy it this weekend but come Monday, it is week six and we need to get back to work,” Rodenberg said. Moeller plays at Indianapolis Cathedral Friday, Oct. 1. Rodenberg said Indianapolis Cathedral plays a similar style to St. Xavier. “They are an awful lot like a GCL team,” Rodenberg said. “A win over St. X gives guys confidence, but you don’t want to beat St. X and then ruin it the next week with a loss. It’s important for us to get back to work.”


Moeller sophomore quarterback Spencer Lacovone meets St. Xavier defensive back Jake Rumpke head on.

Madeira breaks losing streak vs. Indian Hill By Mark Chalifoux

needed to keep the momentum rolling. “We need to keep up the intensity and beat Wyoming next week,” he said. Madeira faces the defending CHL champion Wyoming Friday, Oct.1. Kuzniczci credited the scout team for preparing him well for Indian Hill and also said the offensive line played a good game. Running back Mike

The Madeira High School football team played the role of spoiler in Indian Hill’s homecoming celebration as the Mustangs (4-1) defeated the Braves (1-4) for the first time in nine years 4131 Sept. 24 at Indian Hill. Madeira fell behind 13-0 early in the game before outscoring the Braves 34-

Costantini had two touchdown runs and quarterback Zach Jansen went 11-of-16 passing for 261 yards for the Mustangs. Shafer said the team’s biggest strength was attitude. “The kids believe in each other and don’t get down on each other,” he said. “As long as we stick together, this team can rack up some wins.”


Joe Bodnar breaks off a big run for Madeira against Indian Hill.


Madeira’s Cody Kuzniczci is mobbed by teammates after one of his touchdown catches against Indian Hill.

10 the rest of the first half. “The key to the win was the way our kids reacted going down 13-0 and they responded by really rallying and playing well,” Madeira head coach Mike Shafer said. “We talked all week about how this could be the senior class that broke the streak and it’s something they will remember for a lifetime.” Madeira benefited from a strong first half from receiv-

er Cody Kuzniczci, who had several big catches and three touchdowns. He finished the game with 203 yards and the three scores. “Those were great catches. Two of them he tipped to himself and one catch was one-handed,” Shafer said. “We knew Cody could be a big playmaker for us and he came up big.” Kuzniczci said the win was “huge” for the Mustangs and that the team


Madeira senior running back Mike Costantini breaks loose for a first down against Indian Hill. The Mustangs defeated the Braves 41-31 Sept. 24 at Indian Hill.

Mount Notre Dame field hockey seeks consistency By Tony Meale

After alternating wins and losses through its first eight games, the Mount Notre Dame High School field hockey team is searching for consistency. “We’re just starting to hit our stride,” MND head coach Don Johnson said. It’s been a back-and-forth couple of weeks for the Cougars. They fell to Ursuline in their season-opener Sept. 1 before knocking off Talawanda Sept. 9 and splitting two games against teams from Detroit – losing to Sacred Heart and beating Country

Day – Sept. 11. MND then lost to St. Ursula, beat Lancaster, lost to Thomas Worthington and beat Indian Hill. The Cougars are 4-4 (entering play Sept. 25). “It’s been a little rough the first few weeks,” Johnson said. “We needed to find the right formations.” Senior captains Beth Warning (forward), Lauren DiNardo (defender) and Molly Hildebrandt (center-midfielder) have led the team. “Beth brings leadership, and she has good stick skills,” Johnson said. “Our team has great unity. Our captains pull the girls together and keep them going.” Johnson has also been impressed with the rapport of seniors Casey

Towle, a defensive midfielder, and Abbey Hopkins. “They play very well together,” he said. Other contributors include seniors Eva Antenucci, Rachel Drumm, Hayley Hopkins, Maggie Steele and Jen Vonderbrink; juniors Megan Elam, Boston Ford, Taylor Ford, Elly Grimm, Morgan Parker and Stephanie Pohlman; and sophomores Emily Beitman and Marissa White. MND, which played Watterson Sept. 25, plays at Oakwood Sept. 30 before returning home for a match against Liberty Oct. 2. The Cougars close the regular season against Summit Country Day Oct. 5,

at Kettering Fairmont Oct. 7 and will play in the Bluegrass Tournament Oct. 8-9. Johnson said his team needs to work on retaining possession before the postseason arrives. “We’re losing the ball too much,” he said. “We need better ball movement and better passing accuracy. Once that comes, other things will fall into place.” Johnson said his team has not yet discussed specific postseason goals. “I don’t want the girls looking too far ahead,” he said. “We’re just want to keep improving and hopefully peak at the right time.”

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Mount Notre Dame junior libero Kelsey Wolf of Loveland, right, sets up her team as senior outside hitter Kathleen Donnellon looks on during their volleyball match against Ursuline Sept. 14. MND lost 3-2 to the defending state champions; it was the Cougars’ first loss of the season.


At nationals


Four girls from the area enjoy the Opening Ceremonies of the YMCA Gymastics Nationals at Sea World in San Diego before competing in the competition. From left are Emma Williams of Maderia, Maddie Kilby, Anna Cummins of Montgomery and Hannah Taylor of Symmes Township.

BRIEFLY On the college team

Jonathan Katenkamp of Silverton is a halfback for the Ashland University football team. He is the son of Thomas and Lucy Katenkamp and is majoring in biochemistry. The Ashland University football team has a rich tradition with 16 championships and more than 400 wins. The team has more than 100 AllAmerica athletes and was an NCAA Division II National Playoff participant in 2007 and 2008. The Eagles will host their next home game against the Northwood Timberwolves Oct. 2, which is the Eagles’ Homecoming game.

The week at Deer Park

• In girls tennis, Taylor beat Deer Park 3-2, Sept. 20. Deer Park’s Emma Coates beat Meyer 6-4, 6-3; Anna Coates beat L. Kempf 6-4, 6-2. On Sept. 21, Wyoming

beat Deer Park 5-0. • The Deer Park boys soccer team lost 5-0 to Reading, Sept. 21.

The week at Moeller

• The Moeller boys golf team placed first with a score of 149 against St. Xavier’s 154 and Indian Hill’s 157, Sept. 20. Moeller’s Robby Thompson medaled with 1 under par 34 on the front nine at Camargo. On Sept. 21, Moeller scored a 140 to beat St. Xavier’s 151, La Salle’s 155 and Elder’s 161. Moeller’s Jackson Lee medaled with 1 under par 34 on the front nine on the Kenview Course at Kenwood Country Club. • In boys soccer, Moeller beat Carroll 3-1, Sept. 21. Moeller’s Chris Nartker, Raymond Roberts and Jeff Fuller scored the team’s goals.

The week at CHCA

• The Finneytown girls soccer team beat Cincinnati

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Hills Christian Academy 2-0, Sept. 20. On Sept. 22, CCD shut out Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 5-0. • In girls tennis, CHCA beat Kings 4-1, Sept. 20. Baxter beat Weed 6-1, 6-2; Faugno beat Leo 6-0, 6-1; Pinto and Bolsinger beat Rumehalt and R. Bennett 6-1, 6-2; Harker and Venters beat Kircher and S. Bennett 7-5, 6-0. • In boys golf, Princeton beat Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 155-173, Sept. 21.

The week at MND

• The Mount Notre Dame girls soccer team shut out Roger Bacon 7-0, Sept. 20. MND’s Holly Laub and Sam Shoemaker made one save each, Rose Lavelle scored three goals, Ciara Rosser scored two goals and Emmi Carroll and Jamie Naber scored one goal each. On Sept. 22, MND tied 1-1 with Ursuline. MND’s Emmi Carrol scored the team’s goal.

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Referendum would only hurt Madeira Why I support tax abatement. It’s good for Madeira schools. Madeira schools are the largest beneficiary of the abatement with the potential of over $160,000 being generated per year. And that revenue will double when the abatement is completed. This represents new money and reduces the tax burden on the rest of us. The Bradford Place development is transforming a $1.9 million property into a $13 million to $18 million property! There is not another residential or commercial development I know of that has created this kind of value. That is why it is worth our support. It’s good for our community now.

There are many proven economic tools and tax abatements are being used effectively across the county even locally in Hyde Park, John Dobbs Oakley, Mount Community L o o k o u t , Press guest M a r i e m o n t , and columnist Cincinnati Northern Kentucky. Madeira must remain competitive and this is one tool that keeps us No. 1. The success of Bradford Place will bring 50 plus new residents moving into Madeira. These residents will improve the tax base,

eat and shop in Madeira, and attract even more businesses – like restaurants – to our downtown. It’s good for our future. An uncompetitive or failed development punishes us all. (We’ve seen too many of those as close as Kenwood and Norwood.) And it sends negative message to potential future developers. The abatement keeps Madeira competitive and attracts appropriate development in areas that we need it most, like the Kutol property. Working together to develop new revenue streams spreads the tax burden. An abatement creates more revenue sooner and even more revenue in the future.

But there are pessimists. There are a few fellow citizens that do not want Madeira to stay competitive and they do not want Bradford Place to succeed. In fact they are circulating a referendum petition to overthrow the positive action city council has taken. This is a divisive and costly path they have chosen. It reduces the ability of Bradford Place to close sales and generate new income. It punishes the schools and a special election may waste $12,000 of Madeira taxpayer’s money. I’m not going to sign the referendum because I want Madeira stay competitive and grow. John Dobbs is a 20-year resident of Madeira and is on Madeira City Council.

Referendum would hurt development JEFF SWINGER/STAFF

Will Cincinnati Reds shortstop Orlando Cabrera be celebrating several more times in October?

Sept. 22 questions

How far do you think the Reds will go in the playoffs? Why? “My answer: first round. “Why? Because whenever I get enthusiastic about our teams, be it the Reds or Bengals, they lose. If I’m apathetic or pessimistic, it might help them.” B.B. “Good pitching is the key to winning postseason baseball. It will have to come together strong for Reds pitching in October. “We need see strong outings by starting pitchers Arroyo, Cueto and Volquez. Furthermore, Cordero will pull it together and nail down some saves. “I am going to call Reds win the World Series in six games, at home. By the way, I made the same call in ‘90. I was off by two games!” D.M.

“I really, really want them to go all the way. However, inconsistent performance, I’m afraid, will be their downfall. Hope I’m wrong.” B.N. “Positive thinking. They will go to the World Series.” S.B-T. “I think the Reds will do well in the playoffs mainly because they have all-around strength and are working as a team getting help from everyone. “I predict they will make it to the World Series and definitely be in the running to win the whole thing!” K.K.

Sycamore Township is building a new access road from Hosbrook Road to the FBI building at the old Harley Hotel site. Do you think such a road is a good idea? Why or why not? No responses. Do you think school cafeteria food is healthier today than it was when you went to school? What do they offer now that you wish they had offered then? No responses.

The Madeira Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to the beneficial growth and prosperity of businesses in Madeira. Our businesses bring income tax and property tax revenues to the city for the benefit of the city and the schools. We are in full support of the Bradford Place tax abatement and strongly oppose the attempt to bring a referendum vote for the following reasons: 1, The abatement and development of Bradford Place will create a property value that is 3.5 to 5 times the value of any potential residential development in that location. Even with a 50 percent abatement, the property will generate more revenue than a non-abated residence. After 15 years, it will generate more than triple the tax revenue of a single family development.

2, The additional residents will not likely burden the schools while providing substantial new revenues. These units are not to Stephen K. designed bring families Shaw into Madeira. Community 3, New, high Press guest income resicolumnist dents located within walking distance of downtown will bring a significant benefit to Madeira’s businesses and encourage further downtown development. 4, Many local communities are using tax incentives to encourage development. Our nearest residential competitor, Mariemont, granted the same abatements to multi-unit residential developers

in its downtown area and a second development is now under way as a result. Madeira needs the diversity in both its housing stock and in its streams of income. 5, A failed development will send the wrong signal to the community and to future developers. It will put Madeira at a competitive disadvantage. 6, A special election will cost the city approximately $12,000, for what purpose? To let a few people who are unhappy about the property taxes that they pay fight a city ordinance that will enhance city and school revenues both now and in the future while creating positive energy for future development in our city. The city is losing a major manufacturing concern, Kutol, this year and needs to encourage, not discourage, future development. The Madeira Chamber of Com-

merce encourages you to think twice and review the facts, not the rhetoric, before signing a referendum petition. Your city leaders, with the support and encouragement of many past mayors and council members, the Chamber of Commerce and many informed members of the Community passed an ordinance granting a tax abatement to encourage development. It held more than five public hearings, listened to the arguments of the opponents, and made a brave and correct decision in the face of hostile rhetoric. We hope you will follow the lead of the city leaders which you elected. They listened to you and they voted in the best interests of our community. Stephen Shaw is vice president of the Madeira Chamber of Commerce. Other officers include Chris Hatcher, president, and Greg Goetz, treasurer.

The plain truth about chronic pain Just by looking at me you can’t really tell. The only sign that I’ve been through nearly 17 years of chronic pain is a faint 3-inch, diagonal scar above my left clavicle, caused by the removal of a rib, muscles and scar tissue to relieve nerve pressure. For most that endure the torturous journey of chronic pain, there are no signs at all. Pain, of course, is completely invisible. September is National Pain Awareness Month for this very reason. According to data from the National Centers for Health Statistics, 76.2 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. This is more than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Often, and unfortunately, family members and friends don’t believe their loved one is in pain because they can’t see it. Maybe you’re trying to get out of scrubbing the bathroom or raking the yard. Believe them. The pain is real. Seventeen years ago this November, the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend 1993, I woke up and my life was never the same. I’d had a minor fall a couple weeks prior, a few odd pains down my left arm and in my neck during the time in between, but nothing to even catch my attention, except in retrospect. That morning, something wasn’t right.

By the end of the week, I had pain like fire burning a path from my neck into my left shoulder and all the way down my arm into my Amy hand. Monahan The pain has never left. Editor’s It has altered Notebook its rhythm, its intensity at times, its depth of fire, its scope of possession of my body. Name a type of doctor, treatment, or therapy, I’ve tried it. I know what sitting all day at my desk at work and typing will do – muscle spasms, increased pain from holding my arms in front of me and literally holding my head up all day. I wear a TENS unit (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) nearly every day, all day during work hours to the point of

Support group

If you would like to take part in a support group now forming for those with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome or chronic pain or their loved ones, please e-mail Cyndi Ellis at Ellis, whose husband, Patrick, has RSD, is working to form the group due to a lack of one in the area, she said.

According to data from the National Centers for Health Statistics, 76.2 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. This is more than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Often, and unfortunately, family members and friends don’t believe their loved one is in pain because they can’t see it. Maybe you’re trying to get out of scrubbing the bathroom or raking the yard. lesions on my neck from the electrode pads. The electrical buzz coming through the pads has an effect of dulling pain. I receive monthly Botox shots to somewhat lessen the intense neck spasms that pull my head parallel to my shoulder and cinch my entire left arm inward and claw-like. I remind myself I am capable of performing everyday tasks such as laundry or washing dishes or changing bed sheets because I have two arms and two hands. But if I push myself too much, (after all I’ve already worked all day, and this is my limit,) I will literally be bedridden with intense pain. I’ve had to learn to humble

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myself and ask for help. This isn’t easy to do, especially when one looks perfectly healthy. Additionally, since chronic pain sufferers’ pain is indeed, chronic, masking it becomes a way of coping. Who wants to hear about today’s symptoms and ails? Only those very close to me know when I’m having a “bad pain day,” and perhaps the opposite is true, too. I rarely offer up details except when asked. At times, I am almost thankful for the scar I bear, one outward mark of all the years of pain. It says what I cannot. Amy Monahan is a community editor with the Community Press newspapers. Reach her at



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Apple Tree Cafe opening in Dillonvale By Amanda Hopkins


Five Deer Park High School students were selected as some of the 85 students from area schools for the District 14 Honor Choir. Back row from left, seniors Rochelle Brigham and Lizzie Schradin. Front row from left seniors Kathleen Bosse and Andrea Sheff and freshman Kimberly Roller.

Deer Park students selected for honor choir By Amanda Hopkins

In just her second year at Deer Park High School, choir teacher Elizabeth Hanson is preparing five of her students for a performance with the District 14 Honor Choir. The choir, part of the Ohio Music Education Association, showcases talented singers from area high schools, including Deer Park, Turpin, Finneytown and Sycamore high schools. Seiniors Andrea Sheff, Kathleen Bosse and Lizzie Schradin and freshman Kimberly Roller were selected for the soprano section of the choir. Senior Rochelle Brigham was selected as an alternate. Interested students had to be a member of choir at the school and approved by a teacher for the audition based on grades and behavior. Students auditioned solo in front of two judges. Hanson said about 150 area students auditioned for the choir and 85 were selected. All five students that auditioned from Deer Park

A Night at the Show

The District 14 Honor Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at the College of Mount Saint Joseph. Tickets will be available for $4 at the door. High School were chosen as choir members or alternates. This year was the first year Hanson had high school students audition for the honor choir. “It’s a nice reward ... to have all of them make it is great,” Hanson said. Hanson said she worked with the students a few times before their auditions and will continue helping them prepare before they join all of the other students for a rehearsal. “It’s tremendous especially for the first time,” Hanson said. “The whole experience is a great learning opportunity.” The District 14 Honor Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at the College of Mount Saint Joseph. Tickets will be available for $4 at the door.

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Denise Hammon always wanted to open her own restaurant. When she lost her job in commercial real estate a year and a half ago, the Lockland resident decided there was no better time to follow her dream. Hammon owns the Apple Tree Cafe in the Dillonvale Shopping Center. She said she has made the focus of the restaurant on home cooked meals and a local, family-friendly atmosphere. “It’s good food, good prices and a cozy place to eat,” Hammon said. Hammon named the restaurant after her mother, whose first name was Audrey, but was nicknamed Apple Audy because of the decorative apples in her kitchen. It is also the name of Hammon’s candy business,

Grand opening

Apple Tree Cafe in the Dillonvale Shopping Center will celebrate its grand opening at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1. The new restaurant at 3920 E. Galbraith Road will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony and invites guests to stay for lunch. To attend, contact Jennifer Childs at 1-800-888-5663 or


Denise Hammon is working hard to open the Apple Tree Cafe in the Dillonvale Shopping Center by the end of September. Apple Tree Sweets. The menu at Apple Tree Cafe will include freshbaked pies and cakes, soups, deli salads and sandwiches, hot sandwiches, burgers and fries and dinner specials. She said each night of the week, dinner will have a different like Cincinnati chili, country cooking, Italian food and Oktoberfest dinners. Breakfast will be available throughout the day. She said all of the food will be as homemade, fresh

Hours of operation

The Apple Tree Cafe will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast dishes will be available all day. They will be open: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday – brunch only and local as possible. She said the menu could vary according to the tastes of the customers. The dining area will also have a local focus with many pieces of art decorating the area created by local artists.

Local authors featured at Books By The Banks Celebrate the joy of reading and books at the fourth annual Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival. During this daylong event, meet 110 nationally known authors and local favorites. Purchase their books and have them signed. Choose from a wide variety of engaging book talks and author panel discussions featuring popular topics such as cooking, history, sports, local travel, fiction, teen literature and more. There’s something for all ages. Children and their families can also enjoy storybook characters, music, and other fun activities in the K12 Kids’ Corner. It all takes place for free 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Duke Energy Convention Center. For more, go to www.

New this year: More of everything

• Meet more authors

than ever before – 110 of some of the best writers in the nation appealing to a wide range of reading interests. • Enjoy more fun activities in the K12 Kids’ Corner including a monster mural the entire family can color together. • Grab a bite at one of the concession carts offering beverages, breakfast items, sandwiches, Skyline Coneys, and snacks. • More space to take all the fun in. This time the book festival is in the north side of the Duke Energy Convention Center. Go up the escalator (at the main entrance of Fifth & Elm streets) to the second floor and then follow the signs to the author pavilion).

Local authors at Books By The Banks

Dee Garretson (Ken wood) – “Wildfire Run” Dee Garretson writes middle grade fiction, focusing on adventure stories. Before becoming a fulltime writer, she worked as a


The cover of Brandon Marie Miller’s book about Benjamin Franklin.


The cover of Dee Garretson’s book, “Wildfire Run.” landscape designer and as a teacher. She lives in the Kenwood area with her husband and two children.


Brandon Marie Miller (Kenwood) – “Benjamin Franklin, American Genius: His Life and Times, 21

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She said most of the furniture was bought through local auctions which saved lots of money for the new restaurant. There is no set date for a grand opening, but Hammon hopes to be open by the end of September.


Activities” Brandon Marie Miller earned her degree in American history from Purdue University. Her history books for young peo- Miller ple have been honored by the International Reading Association, the National Council for the Social Studies, the New York Public Library and the Chicago Public Library, among others. She lives in Kenwood, and when she is not writing she loves to watch old movies, read murder mysteries and talk!

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September 29, 2010



Madeira Farmers’ Market, 3:30-7:30 p.m., City of Madeira, Intersection of Dawson and Miami. Wide variety of locally and sustainably grown foods, made-from-scratch goodies and various artisanal products. Presented by Madeira Farmers Market. 623-8058; Madeira. Farmers Market, 3:30-7 p.m., Kenwood Towne Centre, 7875 Montgomery Road, Valet parking lot along Montgomery Road. Fresh tomatoes, corn, apples, mums, pumpkins and more. Free. 745-9100; Kenwood.


Tasting Table, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., microWINES, 7292 Kenwood Road, Eight wines available for tasting during regular store hours. Flight A $2 per pour; Flight B $4 per pour. 7949463; Kenwood.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road, Pick 10 bouquets of up to 24 stems, including flowers and herbs. $35 donation. Registration required. Presented by Granny’s Garden School. 324-2873; Loveland.


Blue Ash Concert Series, Noon-1:30 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, Jazz quintet Stormy Weather. Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259; Blue Ash.


Bone Voyage, 7-10 p.m., Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road, 7914424; Blue Ash. The Hitmen, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Tony’s, 12110 Montgomery Road, Featuring John Zappa, Jim Connerley and Aaron Jacobs. 6771993; Symmes Township.


Ryan Stout, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8, $4 college and military night. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 9849288; Montgomery.


For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf … 7:30 p.m., Madisonville Arts Center, 5021 Whetsel Ave., Choreopoem by Ntozake Shange. Poems deal with love, abandonment, rape and abortion, embodied by each woman’s story. End of play brings all of the women together. $20. Presented by Cincinnati Black Theatre Company. Through Oct. 9. 541-241-6060; Madisonville.


Marriage Enrichment: The Third Option, 79 p.m., Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road, Learn skills to build better marriage. Free. Free baby-sitting. Presented by The Third Option. 398-9720; Montgomery. F R I D A Y, O C T . 1


Oktoberfest, 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Madeira Inn, 7717 Laurel Ave., Jagermeister girls on site. Celebrating 16th anniversary. Authentic German food including homemade German brats by Egon the owner, metts, schnitzel, pretzels and strudel. German beer and wine available. Karaoke 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Free. 5618879. Madeira.

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Wine Bar Tasting, 4-7 p.m., The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road, Friday tastings with John, the winebar-keep. 50 cents per taste. Through Dec. 18. 984-9463; Montgomery. Tasting Table, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., microWINES, Flight A $2 per pour; Flight B $4 per pour. 794-9463; Kenwood. Formal Tasting, 7-11 p.m., A Bottle or Two, 11920 Montgomery Road, A $10 food deposit is required with reservation. Ages 21 and up. $30. Reservations required. 583-8163; Symmes Township.


Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road, Blood pressure, weight, foot and spinal screenings. Walk-ins welcome. Free. Appointment requested. 7840084; Silverton.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland.


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


The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s, 6771993; Symmes Township.


Ryan Stout, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 18 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf … 7:30 p.m., Madisonville Arts Center, $20. 541-241-6060; www.cincyblack Madisonville. S A T U R D A Y, O C T . 2


Fat Blaster, 11 a.m.-noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through Oct. 23. Small group personal training sessions combine circuit and cardio training. $120. Registration required. 985-6745; Montgomery.


Montgomery Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Downtown Heritage District Public Parking Lot, Shelly Lane and Straight Street, Locally grown and organic produce, meats, pastries, granola and more. Weekly demonstrations include cooking, composting and nutrition. Free. Presented by Montgomery Farmers’ Market. 535-1514. Montgomery.


Loveland Frog Festival, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., Leap Frog five-mile run and ride race, inflatables, games, petting zoo, fire truck, magician, music, raffle and more. Pancake breakfast: $5, $3 children. Registration required for race online. Presented by Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. 683-1544; Loveland. Oktoberfest, Noon-2 a.m., Madeira Inn, Budweiser girls on site. Free. 561-8879. Madeira.


Wine Bar Tasting, 2-6 p.m., The Wine Store, 50 cents per taste. 984-9463; Montgomery. Tasting Table, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., microWINES, Flight A $2 per pour; Flight B $4 per pour. 794-9463; Kenwood.


Medical Skin Care, 9:30-10:30 a.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn about advances in medical skin care industry. From moisturizing to peels, learn many ways to rejuvenate and maintain health of your skin. Free. 985-6772; Montgomery.


Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 201 Riverside Drive, Bonaventure House with exhibits, gift shop and library, 1797 Rich Log Cabin and 1879 Bishop-Coleman Gazebo. Featuring works by internationally known photographer Nancy Ford Cones (1869-1962), who was a resident of Loveland and used local people and scenes in many of her pictorial photographs. $3 donation. 683-5692; Loveland.


Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland.


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


The Hitmen, 8 p.m.-midnight, Tony’s, 6771993; Symmes Township.



The Loveland Frog Festival is slated for 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave. The event includes a Leap Frog 5-mile run and ride race, inflatables, games, petting zoo, fire truck, magician, music, raffle and more. A pancake breakfast is $5, $3 children. Registration is required for the race online, The event is presented by Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 683-1544. Pictured is Frog Festival committee member Eva Parker with her son, Jon Parker (aka Loveland Frogman) at last year’s event. M O N D A Y, O C T . 4

HOME & GARDEN Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland. Open Mic Night, 7-11 p.m., Mama Vita’s, 6405 Branch Hill Guinea Pike, Hosted by Bob Cushing. Free. 697-9705. Loveland.

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Family Ceramic Workshop, 7-8:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Continues Oct. 12 and Oct. 26. Make projects first two weeks and then glaze fired pieces during final class. Ages 5-12. $60, $45 members. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village. BUSINESS CLASSES

Commanding Wealth, 6-8:30 p.m., Blue Ash Spiritual Center, 10921 Reed Hartman Hwy., Suite 304 G, Empower your life with “The One Command,” based on principles and technique in Asara Lovejoy’s book of the same name. With certified Commanding Wealth Circle Facilitator Rev. David Mahen. Ages 21 and up. $20. Presented by Quantum Energy Health LLC. 276-2615. Blue Ash.



Loveland Leap Frog 5 Mile Run and Ride, 8:30 a.m., Nisbet Park, 210 Railroad Ave., Bike Trail. Mixture of running and biking in which one team member runs while the other bikes. Includes three mandatory bike stops where team members must complete a physical tasks which may include calisthenics, obstacle course, balance and coordination movements. $60 two-person team, pancake breakfast included. Registration required, available online. Presented by Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce. 6831544. Loveland.

Blue Ash Town Hall, 6:30 p.m., Blue Ash City Hall, 4343 Cooper Road, With Mike Wilson. 646-7150. Blue Ash. Ballroom Dance Night, 7-11 p.m., Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive, Beginner lessons 7-8 p.m., $5. Open dancing to mix of ballroom, Latin, swing, country, disco and more. Family friendly. 600-8476. Symmes Township.


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


Two of a Kind, 7 p.m.-midnight, Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Twopiece band presents classics from yesterday and today. 793-4500. Blue Ash.


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


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More Brain Power, 2-3 p.m., Twin Lakes at Montgomery, 9840 Montgomery Road, Discussion about how to improve your brain function at any age. Learn the 15 ways to increase brain fitness. Free. Presented by TriHealth Seniority. 719-3500; Montgomery.


Ryan Stout, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $12. Ages 21 and up. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf … 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Madisonville Arts Center, $20. 541-241-6060; Madisonville.



Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland. W E D N E S D A Y, O C T . 6

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Scarves and Jewelry Studio Art Workshop, 7-9 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Weekly through Oct. 27. Hand paint silk scarf with dyes and add special effects with silver lines and stencils. Make necklace and earrings with semi-precious stones and silver beads. Ages 16 and up. $80. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

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. 8. $225, plus $25 weekly referee fee. Registration required. 985-6747. Montgomery. T H U R S D A Y, O C T . 7

MUSIC - JAZZ Sinatra Night, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Flipdaddy’s Burgers & Beers, 7453 Wooster Pike, With Matt Snow, the Cincinnati Sinatra. Free. 2722337. Columbia Township. ON STAGE - COMEDY

Ty Barnett, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Comedian. Ages 18 and up. $10, $5 college and military night. Special engagement. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy. com. Montgomery.





Art and the Animal, 6-8 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road. Art by members of the Society of Animal Artists. Part of Wine Down Wednesdays. 371-5476; www. Indian Hill. Dazzling Diabetic Dishes, Noon-1 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Learn to create array of healthy diabetic recipes. Family friendly. $15. Registration required. 9856732. Montgomery.


Country Music and Line Dancing, 7-11 p.m., Bar Seventy-One, 8850 Governors Hill Drive, Line dance lessons 7-8 p.m. $5. Country music by DJ Ed with open dancing until 11 p.m. Ages 18 and up. 600-8476; Symmes Township.

The World of Sholom Aleichem, 8 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. $15, $12 students and with groups of 10 or more in advance. Presented by Stagecrafters. Through Oct. 16. 793-6237. Amberley Village. Kids’ Soccer, 4:15-5 p.m. (Ages 3-5) or 56:15 p.m. (Ages 6-8), TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Weekly through Nov. 25. $80. Registration required. 985-6747. Montgomery.


Teen Fall Basketball League, 7-8:30 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, For boys grades 9-12. Practices: Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 7-March 3. Games: Sunday, Nov. 7-March 6. $95, $75 members. Registration required. 761-7500; Amberley Village.

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HISTORIC SITES Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, 1-4:30 p.m., Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, $3 donation. 683-5692; Loveland. HOME & GARDEN

Pick a Bouquet Club, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Loveland Primary/Elementary School, $35 donation. Registration required. 324-2873; Loveland.



Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Duke Energy Convention Center, downtown Cincinnati, Fifth and Elm streets. Admission is free. More than 100 national, regional and local authors will be on hand to sign books, give talks, and hold author panel discussions on a variety of subjects spanning from cooking to sports. Authors include Augusten Burroughs, Curtis Sittenfeld, Betsy Ross and many more. For children and families, there will be storybook characters, music and other activities in the K12 Kids’ Corner. Visit

Ryan Stout, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8, $4 bar and restaurant employee appreciation night. Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Happy Worst Day Ever, 1-2 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Play by Arlene Hutton tells story of unlikely friendship between two sixth graders. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Free. Presented by Playhouse in the Park. 761-7500; Amberley Village.


R. Ward Duffy is Jake and Kelly Hutchinson is Roxanne in the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s production of “The Understudy.” Theresa Rebeck’s bitingly witty look at what goes on behind the scenes of the acting world runs through Oct. 17 in the Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. For tickets call 513-421-3888 or visit


September 29, 2010

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Empty churches, crowded pathways and loneliness Over most of my many years as a priest, when I offered Sunday Mass it was done in a crowded church. Sometimes only standing room. No longer is that so except for Christmas and Easter. The Cincinnati Enquirer (Sept. 19, 2010) carried a front page story about diminishing Mass attendance in Catholic churches. Except for non-denominational groups, many Christian churches are experiencing the same problem. More than one-quarter of American adults have left the faith of their childhood. So says the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life based on reviews with 35,000 adults. The people who are not at church on Sunday are not at home brooding over the church’s faults. They are sleeping, shopping at the mall, working in their yard, having team practices, jogging, walking, watching football or baseball, etc. They want the church to be there when they want it, even if they do not want it very often. These are not bad people. There is no conscious conspiracy against going to church, values and spiritu-

Father Lou Guntzelman Perspectives

a l i t y . What is happening is that a number of important factors have been happening over the last 50 years that h a v e brought us

to this point. Now it has become difficult not just to think about God or to pray, but to have any interior depth whatsoever. Father Ronald Rolheiser writes, “It is not that we have anything against God, depth and spirit, it is just that we are habitually too preoccupied to have any of these show up on our radar screens. We are more busy than bad, more distracted than nonspiritual, and more interested in the movie theater, the sports stadium, and the shopping mall and the fantasy life they produce than we are in church.” Besides this busyness and preoccupation, another significant factor that has “gotten to us” is individualism. After countless centuries, the modern world is

shifting from being ruled by the power of the mace and the miter. Now spiritual authority is seen as especially being held in the hands of the individual person and his or her conscience. “Habits of the Heart” is a successful book first published in the mid-1980s. One of its chief observations was the growing number of youth and adults who looked to themselves alone as the possessors of spiritual truth, not organized religion. As a result of this book, a study was done. One of the participants in the study was Sheila Larson, a young nurse. She expressed her idea of religion and spirituality thus: “I believe in God. I’m not a religious fanatic. I can’t remember the last time I went to church. My faith has carried me a long way. It’s Sheilaism. Just my own little voice.” So succinctly did she verbalize extreme individualism that ever since the name Sheilaism designates many who live their lives accordingly. The spirituality revolution that is going on assumes that the individual knows best. The idea is that

a person who is independent of organized religion and from centuries of religious indoctrination and tradition, becomes more free and truly spiritual. They bristle at authoritative approaches to their personal spirituality and relationship with God. Individualism usually leads to isolation and loneliness. It encourages us to think of ourselves as self-sufficient and self-enclosed. What is lost is a sense of communal togetherness,

support during stressful times of life and death, and the absence of fulfilling rituals of passage such as baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc. As the years go by and questions about life and death multiply, extreme individualists experience an increasing spiritual illiteracy. They lack a fuller and sustaining grasp of crucial beliefs such as baptism, the incarnation, resurrection, redemption, and an adult understanding of scripture. Authoritarianism and

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poor education by church leaders, and individualism and lack of openness by church members, are the two things that will keep lessening the effectiveness of religion in our day. God’s Spirit is trying to lead us forward. Let’s not drag our feet. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact him at columns@ or P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242.

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Tempt them with some homemade apple rollups Today’s the first day of autumn and even though the temperature is at an alltime high, it still feels like fall outside, what with the leaves falling from the trees and crinkling underfoot, Rita and the Heikenfeld ar i pp epnli en gs our Rita’s kitchen on tree. (We don’t have many apples this year, and I have to be vigilant about picking them before the deer find them). And I’ve had a slew of requests to make homemade applesauce and “fruit rollups like you buy but without all the artificial stuff.” I’m happy to say I can help on both counts!

Homemade applesauce, fruit rollups/leather

I make this from apples, but pears work well, too. Making your own lets you be in control of the amount of sugar, if any, you add.

To see my online video for making homemade applesauce, check out my blog at

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Wash, core and cut 3 to 5 pounds of fruit into chunks (apples or pears). Leave skin on because the pectin in the peel helps remove cholesterol.

Cooking options:

Crockpot – Spray pot. Put fruit in. Cook on low for six to eight hours or high for three to five hours until fruit is soft enough to mash. Stovetop – Place in heavy or nonstick large pot. Add up to 1 cup water, cider or apple juice (to keep fruit from sticking), and simmer until fruit is soft. You may have to add a bit more liquid. Careful – the mixture tends to sputter up. Oven – (my preferred method). I use a restaurant steam table pan but use anything that has sides and which will hold fruit. Spray pan. Cook in 350-degree oven until soft.

To purée:

Run through food mill or sieve, blender or food processor. Or just chunk up with a potato masher. If


Day three of making homemade fruit rollup. desired, sweeten to taste with sugar or a substitute. I usually don’t add any sweetener. Add cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice to taste. Do this while fruit is still warm. Now you have the best tasting applesauce ever!

Drying to make fruit rollups/leather:

Spray cookie sheets. Pour puree evenly onto sheets, about 1⁄4-inch deep. I dry mine in the sun. (I’ll cover with cheesecloth if bees are a problem and bring it in at night or if it rains). It takes about three


days to make the rollups. You can also dry it in a warm oven. Mine only goes down to 170 so I prop the door open. You don’t want it to cook too quickly or it will be hard. It will take anywhere from four to eight hours or more depending upon the kind of apples, etc. If it’s late in the evening and it’s still not done, turn the oven off with the leather still in, and proceed in the morning.

How to tell if leather is done:

It should pull up from the pan in one sheet.




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In refrigerator, up to six months, and up to one year in freezer.

Healthier Waldorf salad

I’m excited to be able to attend the Pink Ribbon Luncheon next week at the convention center. Celebrity chef Cat Cora is going to serve up some fun healthy, tasty recipes. Last year, she shared healthy recipes for the American Heart Association and I adapted her Waldorf type salad to serve during one of my heart-healthy classes. Here’s what I came up with. To see Cat’s original recipe, check it out on our online version of my col-

umn at or call 513-5916163 to request a copy.


Mix together: 1 ⁄2 cup walnut pieces, toasted if desired 1 large apple (or 2 small), cored and chopped 11⁄2 teaspoons dry dill leaves or more to taste 1 rib sliced celery 1 ⁄2 cup grapes, sliced in half


Mix together and toss with salad: Juice of 1⁄2 lemon – a couple of teaspoons Salt and pepper to taste 3 tablespoons each: plain fat free yogurt and Canola or walnut oil 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Scant 1⁄3 cup rice vinegar Zest from one orange Couple shakes of sugar substitute or drizzle of honey, if you want Place on plate of salad greens. Serves four. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. E-mail columns@community with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-2487130, ext. 356.

Community The Madeira High School Class of 1985 – is having its 25th reunion Saturday, Oct. 2. Surrounding classes are also invited. Email Julie Brockhage Himes at Julie@ for details. All Saints School Class of 1961 – is having its reunion at 6 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 6, at Crown Plaza in Blue Ash. For information contact Jan at 513-984-8445. Roger Bacon – will host its first Grand Reunion Saturday, Oct. 9. This event, “The Blacktop Barbeque Bash,” will honor the classes of 1965, ‘70, ‘75, ‘80, ‘85, ‘90, ‘95, and 2000, but Roger Bacon friends, family and band groupies are also invited. Tickets are $30 per person and include food, bottled beer, soft drinks and a live band. (Must be 21 to attend). More information can be found at Questions can be directed to Sue Huerkamp or Jim Rice in the advancement office at 513-641-1313 or Western Hills High School Class of 1970 – is looking for missing classmates. Classmates should sent contact information to: Bill Rothan or Sue Wilson at, or call 2872341. The reunion is planned for early October of this year. The Woodward High School Class of 1960 – will celebrate its 50th Reunion in early October. Classmates, or those who know 1960 graduates, please contact Bill Miller at Western Hills High School Class of 1980 – will celebrate its 30th reunion Saturday, Oct. 16, 7–11 p.m. at the Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Ind. Cost for the event is $35 per person in advance, includes appetizer buffet and non-alcoholic beverages. Cash bar available. For additional details and reservations by check or PayPal: and search Western Hills High School Class of 1980 Reunion or Reservation deadline is Oct. 1. Payment by check to: WHHS Class of 1980 and mailed to 3005 Sandra Pl., Cincinnati, OH 45238. St. Bernard Elmwood Place All School Reunion – will be 8 p.m. through midnight Saturday, Oct. 16 at the St. Bernard Municipal building at 120 Washington Avenue. Entrance in rear of building. $20 per person. DJ, refreshments, beer, wine, appetizers, split the pot, and door prizes. Not only a chance to reunite with classmates but help raise money for our Scholarship Fund. All graduates, faculty and friends of the school are invited to attend. Hospice of the Miami Valley – is having a reunion for former staff mem-

bers from 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Partners in Prime Hamilton Center, 140 Ross Ave., Hamilton. From 1981 to 1995, the Hospice of the Miami Valley served thousands of patients and families in the Cincinnati area. Former staff members who are interested in attending, contact Patty Day at 504-8090, or St. Bernard Elmwood Place – is having an all-class reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Municipal Building located on Washington Ave. The reunion is open to former faculty, staff and students. This is also a scholarship fundraiser for future students. The cost will be $20 per person and tickets are available at the door. There will be refreshments, music, door prizes and a split the pot. For more information visit or contact Milford High School Class of 1990 – is having its 20th reunion Saturday, Oct. 16 at Jefferson Hall at Newport on the Levee. Tickets are available at for $25 per person until Oct. 1 and includes appetizers, beer, wine and soda from 7 to 10 p.m. After Oct. 1, tickets will be available at the door for $30 per person. Live band “Jack Trigger” featuring Brad Jones will begin at 9 p.m. Oak Hills High School Class of 1980 – is having its 30th reunion from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 23 at Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Ind. Tickets are $30 for singles or $50 for couples in advance. Day of reunion they will be $40/$60. For details contact or visit our blog at http://ohhs1980 Our Lady of Angels Class of 1980 – will celebrate its 30th Reunion at 7 p.m. Oct. 30, at a casual gathering at the Century Inn in Woodlawn. E-mail or see the OLA Facebook page for information. The Central Baptist High School Class of 2000 – is planning a reunion for late summer or early fall this year. The group is looking for the following missing classmates: Roger Brinson, Nick Risch, Jessica Havlick, Penny Major and Abby Morgan. Anyone who knows how to get in touch with these classmates, please e-mail, or visit the class Facebook group titled “Central Baptist Class of 2000 Reunion HQ.” More details about the reunion are forthcoming. The Madeira High School Class of 1976 – is planning its 35th reunion, tentatively scheduled for the summer of 2011. Please contact Sharon Sowders at for information.


Montgomery folks showcased in concerts The city of Montgomery will showcase Montgomery residents, students and business owners at three new free concerts this fall. Titled Live at the Uni, the concert series will give Montgomery citizens and others an opportunity to hear great music in the beautiful acoustics and warm setting of the Universalist Church at the corner of Montgomery and Remington roads, in the center of the Montgomery’s Historic District. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. and last about an hour. Following each concert, a reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drink specials will be held at Stone Creek Dining Co., just a short walk from the church. On Tuesday, Oct. 12, it’s “Glee,” Montgomery style. A cappella vocal groups

from Sycamore High School’s choral program, directed by choral director Ken Holdt, will entertain with a variety of music styles in a high-energy concert guaranteed to please all ages. The ensembles, including Shag, Sweet and Madgrical, are comprised of some of the most talented singers at Sycamore High School. They perform around the district and community as an outreach arm of the Choral Program. Vocal music ranges from Baroque to Broadway from these talented young musicians. On Tuesday, Oct. 26, smooth jazz pianist and Montgomery resident Kim Pensyl will round out the series with his jazz trio, performing traditional standards and some of Pensyl’s original compositions.

Pensyl has enjoyed a prominent career with his numerous top-10 recordings, featured on smooth jazz stations around the country. He has performed with jazz greats such as Toots Thielemans and Bob Mintzer. Pensyl is also known about town as a terrific trumpet player. He is part of the Jazz Studies Department at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Although not the oldest church in Montgomery, the Universalist Church is undoubtedly the best known. The “Uni” was the first National Register Building in Hamilton County. It

The Xavier University Evanston campus has undergone a great deal of physical change lately, but as of Aug. 16, Xavier began sporting another change. The university unveiled a new logo/brand created by Lipman Hearne of Chicago, the nation’s leading marketing and communications firm for the nonprofit sector. Xavier sought a logo which would leverage the distinctiveness of the wellknown “X” while incorporating Xavier’s historic Jesuit mission and academic pedigree. This logo represents Xavier University as a whole. The colors are dark blue, metallic silver and white. The shield reflects tradition, academic excellence, prestige and power. The cross and fleur-de-lis, a symbol with rich, religious history, reflects Xavier’s spiritual heritage and mission of service to others.

As used during the Middle Ages, the three petals on each arm of the cross represent faith, wisdom and chivalry. The shield image has long been a symbol of God’s defense of his people in their battles with sin. In the book of Genesis, the Lord says to Abraham, “fear not Abraham; I am thy shield and thy exceeding great reward.”

houses many of its original furnishings, including the pulpit, benches, organ, and lighting fixtures. For many years, the church bell was used as the village fire alarm. These concerts are free and open to the public; however, reservations will be required, as seating in the church is limited. Call Montgomery City Hall at 891-2424, or go online at Details can also be found at the French Rendez-Vous and various businesses in Montgomery. The Live at the Uni series is sponsored by the Montgomery Arts Commission.

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Ascension Lutheran Church

Blue Ash Presbyterian Church

The fall worship service schedule is now in effect. Worship services with Holy Communion are 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Christian education for all ages is 9:45 a.m. Youth ages 3 to 10 will use “Spark: Activate your Faith.” Pastor Josh will begin a four-week study on “Book of Faith.” The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288,

AMERICAN BAPTIST Dianne Steelman, Pastor 4808 Eastern Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45208 513-871-2954 Blending Contemporary & Traditional Sunday Worship - 11 :00 a.m. Wednesday Gathering - 6:00 p.m. “Meeting the Needs of a Changing Community by Sharing the Unchanging Love of God”

The Church is having a Trivia Night and Silent Auction Saturday, Oct. 16, to support re-building a school in Tanzania. For reservations or more information, call the church office between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Cost is $10 per person, $50 per table of six or $70 per table of eight. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the silent auction. Trivia starts at 8 p.m. The church is located at 4309 Cooper Road, Blue Ash; 791-1153.


Religion Brecon United Methodist Church

The church is sponsoring a huge rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1 and Saturday, Oct. 2, in the shelter on the church grounds. The public is invited. Proceeds benefit the Samaritan’s Closet Mission. Sunday Worship Services are 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church is during the 10:45 a.m. hour. All guests and visitors are welcome.




8999 Applewood Dr Blue Ash 891 8527

100 Miami Ave, Terrace Park,OH 831-2052

(off Larchview, off Plainfield at Cross County Hwy.) Sunday 7:45am Holy Eucharist* 10:00am Holy Eucharist Rite II *Childcare Provided

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



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


First Church of Christ, Scientist 3035 Erie Ave 871-0245 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

The Greater Cincinnati

Church of God

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

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

INTERDENOMINATIONAL Sunday Service 10:30am


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

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

Ark of Learning Preschool and Child Care Ages 3 through 12

681 Mt. Moriah Drive • 513.752.1333



Handicapped Accessible

The church is having a speaker form the Council on Aging (Southwest Area Agency on Aging) at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10 to speak about what help is available for aging parents, and concerns regarding aging parents. No reservations are required. Mom’s Group meets from 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26. Moms of all aged children are welcome. Children’s programs run Monday through Thursday morning and Tuesday afternoon. The cost is $10 for one child and $15 for families of two or more. Call the church for details. Women’s Fall Retreat is titled “Encountering God: A Spiritual Adventure.” It runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30. The seventh annual Fall Craft Show is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. Call the church for details. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati; 791-3142;

Community of the Good Shepherd

The church conducts Codependents Anonymous, a 12-step fellowship open to all who desire healthy, fulfilling relationships at 7 p.m. Thursdays in October in room 31. The church is located at 8815 East Kemper Road, Montgomery; 4898815.

6365 Corbly Road • Cincinnati, OH 45230 513-231-3946 • 9:15 AM Contemporary Worship 10:45 AM Traditional Worship Children & Adult Sunday School All Are Welcome Nursery Care Available Handicapped Accessible

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.

Kenwood Fellowship Church

The church has a new contemporary worship service from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. The services will feature contemporary worship music in a relaxed atmosphere with biblical teaching that will resonate with the fast-paced lifestyles that many of us find ourselves in today. The church is at 7205 Kenwood Road; 891-9768.

Lighthouse Baptist Church

The church’s Fall Campaign, “Operation: Soul Storm” starts Sunday,

Cincinnati Country Day School 272-5800 INDIAN HILL Episcopal Presbyterian Church 6000 Drake Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243 Phone 513-561-6805 Fax 513-561-0894

Building Homes Relationships & Families

Sunday Worship 8am & 10:30am

Sundays 9:15am & 10:45am

LUTHERAN ASCENSION LUTHERAN CHURCH 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery (East of I-71 on Pfeiffer Rd) Worship Schedule 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Worship and Holy Communion Babysitter Provided 9:45 Christian Education Hour for all ages

Pastor Josh Miller Visit our website at:

Good Shepherd (ELCA)

7701 Kenwood Rd.


(across from Kenwood Towne Centre)

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




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

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Hartzell United Methodist Church

2021 Sutton Ave 231-4445

Sunday Services

The church is at 7388 East Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 4897021.


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


Dr. R. Edgar Bonniwell, Sr. Minister

7515 Forest Beechmont Ave 231-4172

Traditional Service 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Service 9:30 & 11:00am (Nursery care from 9:15am-12:15pm.) Sunday School for Children & Adults at 9:30am & 11:00am.

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "A Grateful Heart! Managing Your Finances ... Without Losing Your Soul!"

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 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

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

NorthStar Vineyard

Community Church

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


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

CE-1001565768-01 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

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Oct. 3 and ends Nov. 7. Oct. 3 is Fire Department Sunday. There will be a fire truck and EMS demonstration following the morning service. Oct. 10 is Army Sunday, Oct. 17 is Marines Sunday, Oct. 24 is Navy Sunday, Oct. 31 is Air Force Sunday and Nov. 7 is Coast Guard Sunday. The church welcomes visitors every Sunday, but especially wants to welcome and honor those who have served in the armed forces on those days. The church is having a Trunk or Treat and Harvest Party Sunday evening, Oct. 31, following the evening services. The church is meeting at Raffel’s Banquet Center, 11330 Williamstown Road, Blue Ash; 709-3344; Nathan Lang, pastor.

New Church of Montgomery

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;;

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

The church is collecting school supplies and cleaning supplies for its Findlay Street neighborhood outreach for the next few weeks. Please mark donations with “FSNH.” The next Habitat for Humanity workday is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Car-pooling to the site is available. Call the church office for information. The St. Barnabas Choir is seeking new members. Practice is at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday. Call the church office. Sunday worship services are 8, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. All are welcome. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401;

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church

St. Paul Community United Methodist Church is continuing its series, “Five Practices of Fruitful Living,” with the Oct. 3 sermon, “Extravagant Generosity – The Grace of Giving,” based on scripture reading II Cor. 9: 6-12. Commuion will

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. be offered during services. St. Paul Community United Methodist Church is having its annual Fall For St. Paul Festival from 4-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9. St. Paul will invite its neighbors to enjoy an evening of fun activities for the family. There will be a festival with carnival games, inflatables, face painting, snow cones and balloons, as well as a DJ to provide great music, all of which will be free. In addition to the festival, there will be a BBQ chicken dinner (meals include half a chicken, baked potato, cole slaw or applesauce, roll, drink and homemade dessert) conducted by St. Paul Men’s group. Prices are $9 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. St. Paul’s “Pumpkin Patch” will also be open and ready for business during the festival offering free pumpkin painting for the kids, and Ms. Sally’s Country Store will be there offering homemade treats. 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.





Incidents/investigations Assault

Reported at 6839 Hurd Ave., Sept. 1.

Misuse of credit card

Reported at PNC Bank, Aug. 30.



Michael W. Lyon, 60, 7900 Dalton Ave., criminal trespass and other offenses, Sept. 20. Toriauna Anderson, 18, 3097 McHenry, Cincinnati, disorderly conduct, warrant at 4439 Orchard Lane, Sept. 16. Juvenile, 13, falsifications, disorderly conduct and several warrants at 4439 Orchard Lane, Sept. 16.

Incidents/investigations Criminal mischief

Air let out of tires on vehicle at 4327 Oakwood Ave., Sept. 15.

Criminal trespass

Reported at 7902 Dalton Ave., Sept. 20.

Destruction of trees

Reported at 7902 Dalton Ave., Sept. 20.

Disorderly conduct

Reported at 4439 Orchard Lane, Sept. 16.


Suspect gave false name and phone numbers at 4439 Orchard Lane, Sept. 16.

Taking the identity of another

False Craigslist posting made under victim’s name, 4118 St. John’s Terrace, Sept. 19.


Graffiti sprayed on business at 7234 Blue Ash Road, Sept. 20.



Michael Shryrock, 64, 7737 Kugler Mill, handbilling, Sept. 6. Mina Saedri, 57, 6300 Miami Ave.,





About police reports

On the Web

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

Our interactive CinciNavigator map allows you to pinpoint the loction of police reports in your neighborhood. Visit: menacing, disorderly conduct, driving under influence, Aug. 26. Emily C. Rosenberger, 29, 6592 Madeira Hills Drive, domestic violence, Aug. 29.

Incidents/investigations Domestic incident At Maple Avenue, Sept. 3.

Aug. 25. Reported at 9090 Montgomery Road, Aug. 29.


Residence entered and wall tile, propane tank of unknown value removed at 11843 Whittington Lane, Aug. 28.


Criminal damaging


Passing bad checks

Gun taken at 7112 Wallace, Sept. 2.

Vehicle hood damaged at 9001 Montgomery Road, Aug. 30.

Reported at 11942 6th Street, Aug. 25.



Tensia Woodford, 31, 1869 Greenbriar Place, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Aug. 20. Amanda Wesley, 21, 6819 Plum St., operating vehicle intoxication at 7714 Montgomery Road, Aug. 29. Timothy Sauer, 28, 8509 Wicklow Ave., drug possession at Sycamore at Pine, Aug. 26. Kenetha Norvell, 25, 2504 Leland Drive, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Aug. 30. Ashlee Norvell, 17, 205 Washington Drive, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Aug. 30. Adam Anda, 31, 217 W. 12th St., solicitation at Kenwood Road and 71, Aug. 30.

Incidents/investigations Assault



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September 29, 2010

Reported at 7862 Montgomery Road,

Aluminum valued at $2,400 removed at 8391 Blue Ash Road, Aug. 15. GPS unit valued at $300 removed at 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Aug. 15. Medication of unknown value removed at 8109 Burkhart Ave., Aug. 15. Perfume and currency valued at $500 removed at 7913 Montgomery Road, Aug. 24.

Passport and currency valued at $80 removed at 7937 Kenwood Road, Aug. 27. Reported at 8487 Pleasantwood Court, Aug. 31.


Your Community Press newspaper serving Columbia Township, Deer Park, Dillonvale, Kenwood, Madeira, Rossmoyne, Sycamore Township E-mail:

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP 5845 Windknoll Court: Laurence Judith A. to Kruyer Thomas E. & Kelley M.; $219,750. 7824 Ashley View Drive: Anderson Mark H. & Donna L. to Barriga Anthony & Rachael E.; $407,225.

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


3993 Superior Ave.: Strang Roger J. & Janine M. to Hatter Raymond W.; $107,300.


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The Community Press obtains fire and emergency medical dispatches from the Sycamore Township Fire EMS Department, 489-1212 (North Station) and 792-8565 (South station). Aug. 31, Orchard, medical emergency Aug. 31, Dearwester, medical emergency Aug. 31, Starting Gate, alarm activation Aug. 31, Kenwood, alarm activation Aug. 31, Kugler Mill, medical emergency Aug. 31, Merrymaker, medical emergency Sept. 1, Kenwood, medical emergency Sept. 1, Limerick, fall Sept. 1, Kenwood, medical emergency Sept. 1, Myrtle, medical emergency Sept. 2, Montgomery, overheated motor Sept. 2, Longford, medical emergency Sept. 2, Pine, medical emergency Sept. 2, Second, medical emergency Sept. 2, Lakehurst, medical emergency Sept. 2, Cooper, medical emergency Sept. 2, Larchview, lift assist Sept. 2, Wicklow, medical emergency Sept. 2, Dearwester, fall Sept. 3, Chaucer, gas leak Sept. 3, Montgomery, medical emergency Sept. 3, Chelton, fall Sept. 3, Kilarney, medical emergency Sept. 3, Dearwester, fall Sept. 3, Harrison, medical emergency Sept. 3, Wicklow, lift assist Sept. 3, Kugler Mill, medical emergency Sept. 4, Reading, structure fire Sept. 4, Walcot, smoke scare Sept. 4, Reed Hartman, fall Sept. 4, Wicklow, medical emergency Sept. 4, Keller, medical emergency Sept. 4, Montgomery, medical emergency Sept. 4, Appleknoll, medical emergency Sept. 4, Sycamore, fall Sept. 5, Lake, structure fire Sept. 5, Montgomery, alarm activation Sept. 5, Myrtle, assault Sept. 5, Glenover, lift assist Sept. 5, Chaucer, medical emergency Sept. 5, Smallwood, medical emergency Sept. 5, Williams, medical emergency Sept. 5, Dearwester, medical emergency Sept. 5, School, medical emergency Sept. 5, Reed Hartman, medical emergency Sept. 6, Guhl Terrace, structure fire Sept. 6, Hopewell, structure fire Sept. 6, Snider, alarm activation Sept. 6, Montgomery, medical emergency Sept. 6, Montgomery, fall Sept. 7, Sixth, medical emergency Sept. 7, Kugler Mill, medical emergency Sept. 7, Beech, no patient contact Sept. 7, Montgomery, medical emergency Sept. 7, Caralee, medical emergency Sept. 7, Kilarney, medical emergency Sept. 8, Kugler Mill, motor vehicle accident Sept. 8, Tudor, medical emergency Sept. 8, Dearwester, medical emergency Sept. 8, Montgomery, motor vehicle accident

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