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Deer Park senior Kath Varney, front right, will perform in her fourth state competition with the high school marching band as the Deer Park band returns for its 17th straight year.

A hair’s difference

Local hair stylist P.J. Icard has been cutting hair in Deer Park for more than 20 years. There are more than 10 places in Deer Park for residents to get a hair cut but Icard, who runs P.J.’s Difference out of her home on Dalton Avenue, brings in 450 to 500 clients from all over Greater Cincinnati. SEE LIFE, B1

State an annual refrain for Deer Park band

By Amanda Hopkins

Giant strides

What impressed sophomore Anna Richey was the sea of pink T-shirts. She said they were all united for a cause. Richey and 10 other students in the Indian Hill Latin Club participated in a recent “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk sponsored by the American Cancer Society. SEE SCHOOLS, A6

“A lot more people depend on me (as a senior). I really recognize how important (the state competition) is.” Jacob Dryer Senior trombone player in the Deer Park High School marching band prevent him from marching in the competition. “A lot more people depend on me (as a senior),” Dryer said. “I really recognize how important (the state competition) is.” Both Varney and Dryer said they want to continue playing in college, though Varney is not sure if she’ll pursue marching band. The Deer Park High School marching band will perform in the state competition at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1 at the Welcome Stadium in Dayton.


Jacob Dryer, a senior in the Deer Park High School marching band, will perform in the state competition with band despite a knee injury.

Gordon plans smell fine to neighbors By Amanda Hopkins

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Hey kids! It’s time to start writing your letters to Santa and send them in to the Community Press, where they will be published on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Please send your brief letter to Santa to Melissa Hayden, Santa’s Helper, 394 Wards Corner Road, Loveland, OH 45140 or via e-mail to Be sure to include your child’s name, age, the community you live in and the Community Press paper you read, as well as a telephone number we can use to contact you if we require additional information. You may also include a non-returnable photogaph (or JPG image) that may appear with your letter. Letters and photos are due no later than Friday, Nov. 13.

As Deer Park High School marching band heads to state for the 17th straight year, some seniors are getting their final chance to perform in the competition. Senior alto saxophone player Kathy Varney said the huge stadium and large number of people give the state competition a more “sophisticated” feeling. “It’s an amazing feeling being there,” Varney said. She will be playing in her fourth state competition with the band. Performing at Dayton’s Welcome Stadium is also special for senior Jacob Dryer. The trombone player performed during his freshman year, but did not join the band for his sophomore or junior years. At the persuasion of some friends, Dryer is performing again despite a football injury that will

If you are more than 65 years old and live in Madeira, the city would like a word with you. What city services do you use? What services would you like the city to offer? The questions are part of a survey Madeira has posted on its Web site at w w w. m a d e i r a Seniors have until Friday, Nov. 6, to Dobbs fill out the questionnaire and e-mail it to Paper copies of the survey can be picked up at city hall on Miami Avenue and returned. “Madeira City Council started the Senior Commission to better understand the needs of our seniors and to bring positive, educational opportunities around health, social services and other programs,” said Councilman John Dobbs, a member of the recently established Senior Commission. “The current survey gives seniors a vehicle to tell us specifically about what programs and services they need and expectations they feel the city should provide,” Dobbs said. Census data shows Madeira and Wyoming have the highest percentage of senior citizens among cities in Hamilton County. Some of the questions Madeira is posing in the survey under way include whether residents would be interested in a speakers series on senior issues and whether they are interested in volunteering in the community.

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Gordon Food Services is coming to the Shoppes of Kenwood on Montgomery Road, in the same building that once housed Drug Emporium. Many residents were worried the smell from the food and other products in the garbage would carry over into their neighborhood. To appease residents, all garbage is placed in a sealed dumpster, deliveries and trash removal only occur between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and the trash container is maintained according

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Columbia Township officials want the former Kmart site developed, but not at any cost. During last week’s meeting, the Columbia Township trustees conducted a vote on a resolution to establish a tax increment financing district for the site. In order to be approved the resolution needed unanimous approval. Trustee President Stephen Langenkamp and Trustee Marty Power voted to approve the resolution. Trustee Susan Hughes, however, voted against the resolution, defeating the tax increment financing district for the moment. If approved the resolution would have established a tax increment financing district for the abandoned Kmart site near the intersection of Ridge and Highland, where Neyer Properties has proposed building an office complex. The township has met with the developer several times, though the two sides have yet to come to an agreement. Hughes, who was running for re-election on the Nov. 3 ballot, said she voted against the tax increment financing resolution because she wanted to see an agreement between the developer of the site – whoever it is – before approving the district. “That’s just how I do

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Here’s a look at other topics of discussion during the last week’s Columbia Township trustees meeting: • Trustees voted to approve the resolution designating PNC Bank as the institution the township will place its money in for a fiveyear term. The agreement is open-ended, so if the township finds better interest rates at another bank it can move its money at any time. • Hamilton County is moving forward with plans to improve traffic flow at the Ridge and Highland intersection. An engineering firm has been hired, and the county has set funds aside for the project. • The first draft of Columbia Township’s property maintenance code is nearly complete. Public meetings are expected to be scheduled in the next month for input. business,” she said. Hughes said her vote, needed for the tax increment financing district to go forward, is the only leverage she has to make sure the township gets the best deal. After the meeting, Power, who was also running for re-election, said he plans to rescind his vote to approve the resolution establishing the tax increment financing district. He said he was under the impression at the meeting that the tax increment financing district would be for the area, and not just the

abandoned Kmart site. He said he is in favor of economic development, but not at the cost Neyer is asking. Another vote on the tax increment financing district can be taken at any time. Langenkamp, whose seat is not up for election in 2009, said the tax increment financing district would help fund future improvements, and the township could have continued negotiating an agreement for the site after approving the district. He said once a deal was reached the money generated from the tax increment financing district would have been used to make improvements to the area. Tax increment financing districts exempt the value of property improvements from taxes. The developer instead makes payments to the jurisdiction – in this case Columbia Township – in an amount equal to taxes that otherwise would have been due had the property not been exempted. Township Administrator Michael Lemon said since tax increment financing agreements have time limits the township would risk losing the benefits of passing a tax increment financing district – mainly revenue used for public improvements – if a tax increment financing agreement was not approved before a deal with developers was in place.

Volunteering for a cause

Sycamore Township resident and Parks and Recreation volunteer Rick Weitmarschen, left, was recognized for his contributions organizing the annual golf outing that raised $2790.27 this year for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He is with a representative from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Board of Trustees President Tom Weidman and trustee Vice President Cliff Bishop. AMANDA HOPKINS/STAFF

Madeira hosts variety of Veterans Day programs Community Press Staff Report

Madeira Elementary School second-grade students’ Veterans Day program will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at Madeira-Silverwood Church, 8000 Miami Ave., and at 2

p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the elementary school’s cafeteria, 7840 Thomas Drive. Both programs are open to the public. For more information call 985-6080. Madeira Middle School’s Veterans’ Day Program will

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be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the school, 6612 Miami Ave., featuring special guest speaker Larry Martin Sr., who was presented with the Meritorious Service Medal by the president for outstanding service as Ground Ordnance while serving in the United States Marine Corp. for more than 32 years. The band and choir will perform and student interviews with veterans will be on display. If you are a veteran, please plan on attending. The students will be singing the anthems of all branches of the service. The community is also invited to attend this performance. For more information call 561-5555.

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Facilities study needs community members By Amanda Hopkins

Deer Park City Schools are looking for all interested community members to get involved with the facility study in the next few months.

The district has enlisted the help of Steed Hammond and Paul Leading Design company to evaluate the current facilities and to collect feedback from residents, parents and students in the districts on changes to be made to the buildings.

“We are in action mode,” Superintendent Kim Gray said. Gray said the district needs participants for the steering committee and for focus groups for parents, staff, students and the community. The focus groups will meet in

November with Steed Hammond and Paul representatives for them to assess the standpoints of the members of the district. A 100-question values survey will be distributed in January for the entire district to complete before a design team is organized.

Gray said that Steed Hammond and Paul will use the information gathered from the committees, groups and teams to create a plan for the updates to the district buildings and present the data to the community in May 2010.

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ing the gym lighting in the high school, installing occupancy sensors in classrooms in the elementary and middle schools and reprogramming the controls on the HVAC systems in all three buildings. Tony Hans from CMTA said bids would be opened Nov. 2 for the upgrades and the Phase I projects could be completed next summer. The entire energy project is funded by an anonymous

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State Sen. Shannon Jones (R- Springboro) has been appointed vice chairwoman of the Senate Ways and Means and Economic Development Committee. Jones was named a member of the committee earlier this month. The committee focuses on tax policy and economic development. “We must prioritize those policies that encour-

age new jobs and economic development, including holding the line on taxes,” Jones said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as vice-chair of the Ways and Means Committee, and look forward to working on bills that will help to revitalize our state economy and get Ohioans back to work.” Jones also serves as a member of the Government Oversight Committee, the Health, Human Services and Aging Committee and the Insurance, Commerce and Labor Committee.


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The Indian Hill High School men’s chorus performs at the Kenwood Woman’s Club Luncheon and Style Show Oct. 27.

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Jane, one of the models for the Dillard’s style show and a member of the Kenwood Woman’s Club, walks the runway at the Kenwood Woman’s Club Luncheon and Style Show at Kenwood Country Club on Oct. 27.

Kenwood’s Woman Club hosts luncheon, style show On Oct. 27, the Kenwood Woman’s Club celebrated fashion and friends with a luncheon at the Kenwood Country Club. Lunch included a performance from the Indian Hill High School men’s chorus and a fashion show hosted by the Kenwood Towne Center Dillard’s store featuring models in all of the latest fashion trends who are all members of the club. ALL PHOTOS BY AMANDA HOPKINS/STAFF

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SCHOOL NOTES Distinguished alumnus

Madeira City Schools superintendent Steve Kramer has been named a distinguished alumnus for the University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services. He was honored during UC’s homecoming weekend.

Run for the Lions


Indian Hill Latin Club students who participated in a recent “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk are, left to right, Eddie Fink, Anna Closser, Anna Richey and Sam Berten as well as Latin instructor Melissa Burgess.

Indian Hill Latin Club speaks of charity District’s students participate in cancer research fundraiser ‘Making Strides’

Ursuline Academy will hold its second annual Run for the Lions 5K Race at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, beginning and ending at the school, 5535 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash. The event begins with an optional Mass at 7 a.m. and ends with a post-race hot breakfast and entertainment in the school theatre. Race will include awards to first three runners in each category, awards to first three overall male and female, awards to the fastest UA student and alumna and a gift bag and Tshirt for all pre-paid registrants. Cost for the race is: $15 (student early registration); $25 (adult early registration; $20 (student race day registration); and $30 (adult race day registration). Proceeds from the run directly benefit Ursuline students. Nov. 9 is the last day for pre-registration. Participants who sign up by then will receive the race T-shirt and gift bag. Entry forms are available at Deadline for online entries is at 5 p.m. Nov. 12. For more information, call the Ursuline Development Department at 791-5794.

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David Yockey is teaching a course on his favorite travel tips 10:35 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at Adath Israel Synagogue, 3201 E. Galbraith Road, Amberley Village. The course highYockey lights how to find the best prices on car rentals, travel insurance, European rail travel and more. Cost to attend the course is $80. The course is offered through the Universi-

ty of Cincinnati’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), which offers eight week courses for adults 50 and older each fall, winter and spring at various locations. For more information, visit or call 556-9186.

Commended scholars

Several Madeira High School students were recognized as Commended Scholars in the National Merit Scholarship Program. They are David Hammitt, Maddie Hartz, Cody Linne, Kristen Muenz and Steven Tudor.

‘You Can’t Take It With You’

Madeira Theater Arts will present “You Can’t Take It With You” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, and Saturday, Nov. 21, at Medert Auditorium at Madeira High School, 7465 Loannes Drive. A special senior citizen performance will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, with a $5 turkey lunch at noon. Tickets are $6 for students and $8 adults. For tickets, reservations for the senior citizen’s performance or more information, call 891-8222.

Leavitt selected as harpist

Ana Leavitt has been selected as one of the two harpists for the Cincinnati Youth Orchestra this year. She is a senior at Madeira High School.

Register for CB Learn

The Madeira Schools Foundation is asking the community to register for CB Learn. CB Learn is a customer loyalty program of Cincinnati Bell which allows donations to be made to benefit Madeira schools by current Cincinnati Bell residential customers enrolling in CB Learn and designating Madeira Schools as the beneficiary. The school receives $10 for every new registration. To enroll in CB Learn, complete the registration on-line at Click the Madeira Schools Foundation logo on the left hand side of the page. The link to the registration page is at the bottom of the Madeira Schools Foundation page. For more information, contact Jeanne Bertoia at 608-7553 or

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What impressed sophomore Anna Richey was the sea of pink T-shirts. She said they were all united for a cause. “What was great was we saw a huge crowd all doing the same thing,” said Richey, who attends Indian Hill High School. Richey and 10 other students in the Indian Hill Latin Club participated in a recent “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk sponsored by the American Cancer Society. This was the 10th year the Latin Club has participated in the event. This year they raised $925, Richey said. “It was both personal and professional,” said Latin instructor Melissa Burgess, who like a number of the Latin Club members has been impacted by cancer in some way. The club initially became involved when Burgess and fellow Latin instructor Sherwin Little


The Indian Hill Latin Club participated in a recent “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk. wanted to help out a peer who had been diagnosed with cancer. “It was all for the cause,” said sophomore Anna Closser about her participation. This was the second walk for freshman Eddie Fink. “Both of my grandmas had breast cancer so I felt obligated to

participate,” said Fink. Freshman Sam Berten said she was surprised at how many Tristate people are impacted by breast cancer. “It was cool to be a part of something this big,” she said about being able to help raise money.


St. Vincent Ferrer students Catherine Hidy, Shannon Kronenberger, Lisa Ruggiero, Chandler Sambrookes, Megan Slack, Blake Crowley, Alex Grisby, Andrew Luby, Denis McGrath and Greg Nymberg participated in a mock United Nations at Mount Notre Dame High School Oct. 14.

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All Saints mediators

All Saints Catholic School recently commissioned their peer mediators, seen here, for the 2009-10 school year. The peer mediators are students in grades 6 -8 who are nominated by their peers and selected by the school faculty to participate in a special program.

On Wednesday, Oct.14, 10 junior high students from St. Vincent Ferrer School in Kenwood participated in the Mock United Nations simulation presented by Mount Notre Dame High School students. Representing Angola were Catherine Hidy, Shannon Kronenberger, Lisa Ruggiero, Chandler Sambrookes and Megan Slack. Blake Crowley, Alex Grisby, Andrew Luby, Denis McGrath and Greg Nymberg represented the Syrian Arab Republic.

Delegates researched their country's positions concerning the destruction of stockpiled anti-personnel mines, and each country submitted a working paper as a proposed resolution. The delegates from Angola received an award for outstanding representation for their co-sponsorship of a working paper which was passed into resolution. Sambrookes received honorable mention for her work as a delegate, and McGrath and Crowley each received an award for being outstanding delegates.


Girls earn district title

The Madeira High School girls’ soccer team defeated Bethel 4-1 in the Division II District Final on Oct. 29. Madeira also defeated Batavia 4-1 in the sectional semifinal on Oct. 26. Madeira advances to play Indian Hill in the Regional Semifinal Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Lakota West High School at 7 p.m. If victorious, Madeira plays the winner of Wyoming/ Badin in the Regional Final Saturday, Nov. 7, at Princeton High School at noon.

Madeira boys eliminated

The Madeira boys soccer team lost in the district semifinals to No. 1 Seven Hills 1-0 on Oct. 27. The Mustangs drew the No. 6 seed and defeated No. 18 Madison 5-0 on Oct. 24. The Mustangs finished the season with an 8-6-3 record and were led in scoring by freshman John Michael Wyrick who scored 20 goals and had 4 assists. He led the entire CHL in scoring in 2009.

This week in soccer

• Madeira High School boys shut out Middletown Madison 5-0 in Division III Sectionals, Oct. 24. Sam Bascom scored two goals and Alvaro Ibarra, John Michael Wyrick and Brad Almquist each scored one goal for Madeira. Madeira’s Josh Stanifer made three saves. Madeira advances to 8-5-3 with the win. • Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy boys beat Waynesville High School 2-1 in Division III Sectionals, Oct. 24. Jack McIver and Craig McGinlay scored CHCA’s goals. CHCA advances to 86-3 with the win. • Madeira High School girls beat Batavia High School 4-1, Oct. 26, in Division II Sectionals. Ashlynne Huon scored two goals and Kristin Richardson and Mackenzi Jansen each scored one goal for Madeira. • Indian Hill High School girls shut out Mariemont High School 1-0 in overtime, Oct. 26, in Division II Sectionals. • Madeira girls shut out Tipp City Bethel 4-0, Oct. 29, in Division II District Finals. • Indian Hill girls shut out Waynesville High School 1-0 in overtime in Division II District Finals, Oct. 29. Katie Markesbery made nine saves for Indian Hill. Susan Plunkett scored the goal. Indian Hill advances to 12-4-4 with the win. Indian Hill will play Madeira, Nov. 4. • Seven Hills boys shut out Cincinnati Christian 4-0, Oct. 24, in Division III Sectionals. Ian McNamara made one save for Seven Hills. Brandon Williams, Matt Cohen, Hill and Walker Schiff scored Seven Hills’ goals. • Seven Hills boys shut out Madeira 1-0, Oct. 27, in Division III Sectionals. Ian McNamara made five saves for Seven Hills. Hill scored the goal. Seven Hills advances to 16-1-1 with the win.

All star fall athlete

Purcell Marian High School volleyball player Paige Kroell of Deer Park was recently given Honorable Mention in the First GGCL Central.

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Moeller looks to rebound in playoffs

By Mark Chalifoux

over Taylor, 37-20.

The Moeller Crusaders may have lost the battle for the GCL championship but are already focusing on winning the war. “We have to just put the St. X loss behind us and go on to the next game,” Moeller head coach John Rodenberg said. The Crusaders (9-1) are the No. 2 seed in Division I region 4 and will have a first round game with No. 7 Middletown (9-1). Moeller will be looking to rebound from a 13-10 loss to St. Xavier and the 10 points was the lowest output for the Moeller offense all season. “We moved the ball in the second half and showed we could do it. We’ll get there,” Rodenberg said. “We knew that game would come down to who made the most mistakes and we made too many mistakes in that game. The fumbled punt gave them three points, and we lost by three.” Middletown finished third in the GMC and suffered only one loss all season, a 10-7 loss to Colerain. The Middies are led by the top quarterback in the GMC, Caleb Watkins. He leads the conference in passing with 1,447 yards and 13 touchdowns. Middletown outscored its opponents by an average of 40-9 but didn’t play as difficult a schedule as Moeller’s. Rodenberg said St. Xavier played a good game and that he hopes to have a second go at the Bombers in the regional finals.

Wyoming 50, Indian Hill 49

Moeller fans cheer after a Crusaders touchdown. “They are a good team, I give them a lot of credit,” he said. “Hopefully we’ll meet them again in the regional finals.” While Moeller lost to St. Xavier, the Crusaders would not have to face another GCL team until the regional finals. St. Xavier, if the seeds hold, would face Elder in the semifinals. Moeller, if victorious against Middletown on Saturday Nov. 7, would face the winner of the No. 3 Anderson v. No. 6 Lakota West game. The loss was tough for Moeller fans, but fans are optimistic about a playoff run. “I really think Moeller should’ve beat St. X and I definitely think they can put a playoff run together,” said Moeller fan and 2006 graduate Anthony Luciano. “There’s just something special about this team.” Some past players are simply happy to see Moeller back near the top of the city again. “The proud football tradition is a part of what makes the Moeller family so spe-


ical,” said 2004 alum Mike Cronin, who played offensive line for the Crusaders. “It warms my heart to see the blue and gold near the top of the state again.”

Madeira 28, Mariemont 7

Madeira defeated Mariemont 28-7 to finish the season with a winning record at 6-4. Madeira was led by quarterback Pat McClanahan who ran for 79 yards on 17 carries and senior Eric Rolfes had 74 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries.

Indian Hill’s CHL-win streak was snapped at 39 after a last-second loss to Wyoming 50-49 in the final game of the regular season. Indian Hill led 35-21 at one point and led 49-42 with less than a minute to play. Indian Hill was led by quarterback Sam Hendricks, who ran for 269 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries. Reid Lockwood, Jeremy Dollin and Jacob Bauer also scored for Indian Hill, who finished the season at 6-4.

CHCA 14, CCD 5

Cincinnati Country Day just missed out on the 2009 Division VI playoffs as the Indians finished No. 9 in the Division VI Region 24 Harbin Ratings at 7-3 overall. CCD finished with a 10.78 computer average with Covington High School finishing at No. 8 with a 73 record and 11.35 average. The top eight teams

advanced to the Division VI playoffs, making CCD the first team out in Region 24. CCD last made the playoffs in 2004 and will have to wait another year to snap the streak. The Indians suffered a loss to Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, 14-5, in week 10 to end the regular season. In week 10, CCD senior Max Dietz rushed for 67 yards on 27 carries during the Indians’ loss. Dietz also connected on a 23-yard field goal in the first half. Dietz cracked the 1,000yard rushing mark for the second-consecutive season in week 10. CHCA’s Alex Swartz led the Eagles with two rushing touchdowns against CCD. Swartz was also 19-of31 passing for 200 yards. CHCA led CCD by a 14-3 margin at halftime with only two points scored by either team in the second half. The Indians started the season at 5-0 before posting a 2-3 record during the final five weeks of the 2009 campaign.

Reading 29, Deer Park 0

The Wildcats’ losing streak extended to four games as Deer Park fell in week 10 to Reading, 29-0. Deer Park posted its only win of the season with a week-six victory over Finneytown, 46-33. The win over Finneytown snapped a 10-game losing streak dating back to the 2008 season for Deer Park. The Wildcats also went 1-9 in 2008 with its only win coming in week five


Moeller running back Tucker Skove (2) is wrapped up by St. Xavier defenders. Moeller faces Middletown in the first round of the Division I playoffs.

Indian Hill soccer continues to roll By Mark Chalifoux

set a great example for our younger kids.” Indian Hill’s seniors are Of the 16 teams remainCourtney Lucien, Katelin ing in the Division II girls Randall and Sara Matasick. state soccer tournament, The Braves have been three of them are from the led by a strong defense in CHL. the postseason. Goalkeeper Indian Hill is one of Katie Markesbery has nine those three after winning shutouts on the season in two straight overtime her first year at the position. games en route to a district In front of her, Bryn Brenchampionship. damour, Maddie Slattery, “I’m very excited with Liz Dammeyer and Jeanhow the season has gone, nette Jinkinson, have been especially the second seaoutstanding, Dunlap said. son,” Indian Hill head coach Offensively, the Braves Amy Dunlap said. The key have been led by Kaeli Flakfor the Braves’ postseason sa, who is the team’s leadsuccess, according to Duning scorer, and Susan Plunlap, has been experience. kett, who has scored some “We’re a young team big goals for the Braves, overall so it took a little including the overtime goal JEFF SWINGER/STAFF while to get them believing Indian Hill’s Liz Dammeyer, left and Madeira’s Kristin Richardson battle for the ball against Waynesville to win we can compete with and in a game earlier this season. Indian Hill has been on a tear in the postseason. the district title. beat the best in the state,” Outside of the district The Braves have only ter. Dunlap said. “You never title, Indian Hill has had “I can’t remember the plenty of highlights in know how a team will come three seniors on the roster, together, but we have a lot but that leadership has been last time we had that many 2009. of new people and they critical for the newer play- freshmen on varsity,” she Among those would be have surpassed expecta- ers. Indian Hill has six said. “The seniors have defeating Mariemont twice freshmen on the playoff ros- been terrific all year. They when the Warriors were tions.”

ranked in the top five in the state and also defeating defending state champion Fenwick. Playing in such a strong conference certainly has prepared the Braves for the postseason, Dunlap said. “It helps a tremendous amount but it also beats you up a little bit too,” she said. “But going into the tournament, knowing you played the very best teams during the regular season, is a great advantage.” The Braves also played a very difficult out of conference schedule, including games against Badin, Fenwick and Cincinnati Country Day. Indian Hill advances to play Madeira Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Lakota West High School. “It will be a tough game,” Dunlap said. “We need to maintain our defensive presence, which has been fantastic, and find a way to score some goals.”

Local cross country runners advance to state tourney Local high school cross country runners advancing through regionals travel to Scioto Downs in Columbus for the 2009 State Championship Saturday, Nov. 7. The state meet begins at 11:05 a.m. with a trio of

girls’ races followed immediately by three boys’ races. The Regional Championship was held at Memorial Stadium in Troy Oct. 31 for all Cincinnati runners from Divisions I-III. The top four teams and top 16 indi-

Division II Girls

viduals advanced from regionals to state. Below is a list of some local state qualifiers:

2, Elizabeth Heinbach (Indian Hill), 19:04.84.

Division I Boys

Division III Boys

Teams: 1, St. Xavier, 48.

8, Kyle Kistinger (Cincinnati Country Day),


Division III Girls

11, Alanah Hall (Cincinnati Country Day), 20:06.03.


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Cougars rattled, ousted from tourney By Tony Meale

First in 15

The Madeira High School volleyball team earns its first Cincinnati Hills League Championship since 1994, Oct. 18, with a victory over Mariemont in three sets. The team finished the regular season with a record of 17-3. In front, from left, are Allison Jones, Gretchen Staubach, Karli Willing, Marissa Sears and Allie Ballweg. In back are Head Coach Ellen Wieck, Ally Reuther, Lanie Frayer, Paige Schlagbaum, Anne Gulick, Emily Luther, Bridget Walsh, Sarah Hammitt and Assistant Coach Lindsey Miller.

MND field hockey falls in district finals Mount Notre Dame’s varsity field hockey team ended its season with a tournament loss to Saint Ursula, 1-0, during the Division I District Championship finals Oct. 31. The MND girls posted a 2-1 record during tournament play before being eliminated by Saint Ursula. In the first round Oct. 22,

MND bested Ursuline, 2-1, to advance. MND posted a shut-out during the Division I District Championship semi-finals Oct. 29 with a win over Oakwood, 1-0. Saint Ursula advanced to the Division I State Championships with its win over MND. The Bulldogs start with a

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Mount Notre Dame senior midfielder Maggie Speed (11) looks on as junior defender Carolyn Hartman (21) fights for a header in sectional play against Lakota West Oct. 21. The Cougars won 2-1 on a last-minute goal by freshman Rose Lavelle. tha Gaier, Maggie Speed and Lacie Oliver; and forwards Nora Lavelle and Kiley Powell. “Chelsea has come a long way,” Conway said. “She had as hard a year as you can have last year. Her father died of a heart attack and she dislocated her wrist and missed almost the entire season. But she came back this year and was phenomenal.” It was an up-and-down season for MND, which started the year 3-4-4 before going 5-2 in October. The Cougars struggled finding the net early in the season but saw their offensive output increase as the year went on; they averaged 1.39 goals per game. “We changed formations and went to a 4-3-3, so that gave us the ability to produce a little more,” Conway said. Leading the way offensively was freshman Rose Lavelle, who scored 10 goals and dished out three assists. She scored her biggest goal of the year in the sectional semifinal against Lakota West – a game-winner with 25 seconds left in the match. “When she came out at the end of the first half – and I don’t normally tell people this, but I told her – ‘I know you’re a freshman,

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The Mount Notre Dame soccer team was beaten by a team it didn’t even play. Before taking the field for the Division I Sectional Final against Anderson Oct. 26, the Cougars watched league rival St. Ursula – which is vying for its third straight state title and boasts possibly the best college prospect in America in Elizabeth Burchenal – survive a 1-0 spellbinder in overtime against Oak Hills. “Our girls watched SUA and saw what they went through, and we became a very mentally unstable team,” MND head coach Doug Conway said. “They were a nervous wreck watching that game and it carried over onto the field.” MND – fresh off a 2-1 victory over previously unbeaten Lakota West – lost 3-0 to Anderson. The three goals were tied for the most surrendered by MND in a game this season. “They had a great season and made a great run,” Conway said of his team. “One bad game doesn’t mean you had a bad season.” But for MND’s eight seniors, all of whom played varsity for at least three years, the loss was difficult to bear. “It was pretty emotional for them,” Conway said. “This group has been together a long time.” That group includes defenders Chelsea Murphy, Kelsey Gault and Fallon Wujek; midfielders Saman-


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City costs too high Visitors to bDeerpark posted these comments to a column by Deer Park Council Member Michael Rapp defending council against comments made by Ronnie Tolliver, a candidate in the Nov. 3 election: “Mr. Rapp, this city only brings in $2.2 million or so in revenue per year. The council has allowed the the police budget to balloon to $1.2 million. That leaves a only $1 million to run the city of Deer Park. “The current council has done nothing to keep the administrative cost in line with the money that we have coming in. Why not disclose the raises that council has allowed since they have been living off the operating levy, a levy that was approved by the voters because the current council used scare tactics to get it approved, “I wonder how many people know the facts about how the current administration is spending our money from that ‘Emergency levy.’ One of the first things you allowed without any opposition was the purchase of a brand new backhoe and a brand new chipper. You raised our taxes an average of $250 a year and we were led to believe it would be spent on emergency purposes. Then

you allow $90,000 to be spent on a backhoe and chipper.” GoDeerpark “Mr. Rapp, I also think you need to remember that you also have the enviable position ... you did not have to run for office in a election, the mayor appointed you. You did not have to prove your worthiness to the voters to get on council. “You have had your opportunity to make sure our money is being spent within our means. I don’t think anyone is foolish enough to compare Deer Park’s potential to Sycamore Township, but the current council is spending our money like it has Sycamore Township’s money. What you are currently spending on salaries and the ‘luxury’ items adds up to a lot more than we can afford right now. “Deer Park city council has allowed our city image to deteriorate. Our streets are crumbling. Our stores are closing. Do you think a new business is going to invest in a worn out city? “We don’t have the leadership in council that can handle the fact that we are currently a financially poor city. We need leaders who can show us how to operate this city on a frugal budget.” GoDeerPark “Dear opponent, it’s a shame its not possible for us to be working on the council together for Deer Park during this upcoming term. I could have used your

Gordon Food Services wants to move into the old Drug Emporium site at the Shoppes of Kenwood. Is this a good use for that property? Why or why not? “This question must have been crafted before the Sycamore Township trustees placed their final approvals at a recent public hearing for this endeavor. “Be that as it may, personally, I welcome them to Sycamore Township. “Their other locations in the Greater Cincinnati, area market are clean, offer plenty of free and offstreet parking, with appropriate handicapped marked parking proximately availability, offer a variable food product line with competitive prices compared to other retail stores. “To me, something that will fill a former existing vacated retail store is a positive addition to a community, including this one. “One amenity that they are lacking at all of their stores currently in this market is that of electric carts/ scooters that are complimentary, charged and multiple available for this niche in the American economy. “And yes, many of us do shop and particularly like to spend our money locally, but with those retail outlets that offer safe, charged, complimentary electric carts and scooters readily available to their customers that truly do need them. “Welcome, G.F.S.!” Sycamore Shopper(s) “It matters little who moves into Drug Emporium’s site as long as they don’t use Garden Road as their delivery truck route. Despite the thru traffic prohibited signs, our street has become the main thoroughfare for delivery trucks going to LaRosa’s, including beer and Coke trucks, The Box Store, including several trips a day by UPS and FedEx trucks, and other various and sundry trucks that don’t belong on a residential street. “Recently I witnessed a stand-

“Don’t forget to add trash collection fees on all those taxes. I moved out of Deer Park, in part, due to the high taxes.” westnewport “I live a block outside of Deer Park in Sycamore Twp. so I don’t have any say in these matters, but talk of Deer Park’s roads caught my eye and I agree that the streets in Deer Park are in dire need of resurfacing. I own nice vehicles, one of which a classic sports car, and I avoid shopping in Deer Park solely because I do

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You can comment on stories by visiting and choosing your community’s home page: not wish to take my cars on such poorly maintained roadways. Deer Park and Dillonvale are more conveniently located for me than Kenwood or Blue Ash, improve the roads and you may see a noticable increase of money coming into the city from those on the edge of adjacent communities.” bricktop “Taxes are extremely high in Deer Park for what little is offered in return. The voice of the people can be found in Mr. Rapp’s values. The employees of most communities are taking pay cuts and losing their jobs ... How does Deer Park justify wage increases for their employees?” thinkb4uvote “I agree with you GoDeerPark! This place is going downhill fast. Last year was the first time we had snow removal fairly prompt in the 17 years I have been here.

Next question Deer Park Schools are doing a facility study and asking for community input. What do you see as the school district’s greatest facility needs? Do you plan to attend a Veterans Day event in your community? What does the day mean to you? Every week The Suburban Life asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. off between one semi going one way trying to get by another semi going the other way, both impeded by a car parked at the curb. One had to back up to clear the logjam. Since Garden is the only direct path between Galbraith and Montgomery Road, we have become the designated truck route. So welcome to GFS, but please have a little respect for the residential nature of the neighborhood and route your delivery trucks on the roads meant to carry that kind of traffic.” E.D.

What is the scariest movie you’ve seen? The scariest movie villain? What made them so scary? “Mothra/ Rodan? As a youth it terrified me and I think some others that saw it for the first time as I did in certain parts. “As I became older and saw it again it no longer frightened me at the point in time as the initial viewing.” Frightened Into A Frenzy “I can’t remember the last scariest movie I saw ... maybe ‘Poltergeist’ ... living in today’s society is scarier than I can handle.” Florence “I don’t watch scary movies. The evening news is frightening enough for me.” G.G.

According to the American Red Cross, it is estimated that someone will need a blood transfusion here in the U.S. every two seconds – whether to treat injuries from an accident or as a part of surgery or treatment for diseases such as cancer and leukemia. Although 85 percent of people will need some form of a blood product before the age of 75, less than 5 percent of those eligible donate blood. These telling statistics demonstrate the real need for blood donations, yet we frequently hear pleas in the news from our local health officials about the critically low status of our area blood supplies. If hospitals are running low on blood products, they may have to postpone certain procedures or surgeries until adequate supplies can be found. In addition, accident victims and trauma patients can go through dozens of units of blood in a short time, which can quickly exhaust a hospital’s supply of blood products. To help increase the number of people available to donate blood, bills were introduced in both the Ohio House and Senate that would allow 16-year-olds to donate blood with parental consent. Ohio law requires a person to be age 17 or older in order to donate blood. Expanding the pool of eligible blood donors to include 16-year-

olds has a number of benefits. As many blood donation drives are held at high schools, this will allow more blood to be collected at these State Sen. sites. It is estiShannon mated that in Jones Ohio, nearly 15 percent of Community donated blood Press guest comes from columnist high schools, and the Red Cross is estimating that an additional 10,000 units of blood could be collected each year with this change. If people start donating blood at a young age, they are more likely to become a repeat donor and to donate blood regularly. Research has demonstrated that allowing 16-year-olds to donate blood is medically safe, and Red Cross officials have indicated they will continue to review their policies and procedures to ensure these young individuals have a safe blood donation experience. The bills introduced in the House and Senate would only permit not-for-profit organizations such as the Red Cross to collect blood from 16-year-olds. The bills will also help encourage older individuals to donate blood. By requiring 16-year-olds

“The backhoe and chipper were one of the reasons I voted for the levy. It was clearly listed as needed resources. I think we may have an extra police officer or two, but don’t want to see safety compromised. I would rather more money be spent on the schools to upgrade facilites. Galbraith Road is beyond ridiculous. I feared every time I drove my pregnant wife across it to visit my parents in Madeira. I thought it would induce labor. That was two years ago and it has gotten worse every month since.” momofboygirlboy


to get parental consent before donating blood, we can encourage a dialogue between children and their parents that could inspire them to also give blood. The components derived from a unit of donated blood are perishable – usually lasting only a few days or weeks – which makes replenishing supplies critical in order to ensure hospitals and medical centers have an adequate supply. With each unit of blood having the ability to save three lives, allowing 16-year-olds to donate has the ability to have a major impact on Ohio’s blood supply and the people who depend on it. More than 20 other states, including Kentucky and Pennsylvania, already permit 16-yearolds to donate blood. I am pleased to say that House Bill 67 was signed into law earlier this summer and will become effective Ohio law in October. If you are interested in donating blood, you can contact the American Red Cross at 1-800GIVELIFE or visit for a listing of upcoming blood drives in your area. Donors need to be in general good health, meet height and weight requirements and bring proper identification. Contact Shannon Jones at (614) 4669737, via e-mail: sd07@senate.state. or by mail: State Sen. Shannon Jones, 1 Capitol Square, Statehouse, Columbus, OH43215.


Deer Park council meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month in the municipal building, 7777 Blue Ash Road. Phone 794-8860. Web site:


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The streets are a mess and it stinks to drive on the bumps and holes anymore. The people of Dillonvale need to help pay for repairs too, I mean, they are using our schools and using our roads, right? Heck, maybe Silverton should help with some of the cost also, I recall bailing out their fire department a few years back. Now, they seem to have plenty of money for the recent upgrades on the corner of Montgomery and Plainfield roads. We are actually really embarrassed by the condition of our roads. I will say that we have been extremely happy with the school system after having two students graduate with grades and intelligence to be able to get into two top notch universitys. Even if the schools are ancient, they served us well.” JAC

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backing when it came time for votes on all these issues. As for the recent raise you mentioned I and two other members of council voted no on that. If you would go back over the minutes of the last two years you would have seen that we share most of the same views and that I did not vote yes for every resolution that passed before my desk. I have to tell you that as far as council voting goes majority rules.Yes I was appointed to fill a sixmonth vacancy, but did have to run in the next election. And yes the whole ticket was unopposed. I became involved in this three years ago when we were lamblasted with an additional 1 percent non recipricol earnings tax and wanted to know what the heck was going on. Your anger at me personally is misdirected, but I understand your frustration. I was exactly where you are now three years ago.” MikeRapp

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Local hair stylist Icard expands in Deer Park By Amanda Hopkins


Kara Henderson, left, and Megan Piphus of Princeton High School have been recognized as National Achievement Scholars.

Princeton pair national scholars By Kelly McBride Reddy

Two Princeton High School seniors have a star to place on their college admissions or resumes. The pair, Megan Piphus and Kara Henderson, have been recognized as National Achievement Scholars. The program recognizes outstanding Black American high school students based on PSAT scores. Of the 1.5 million students who take the test, about 120,000 compete for the scholarship, with 3,000 included on a published list of high academic achievers. That list is sent to colleges and universities, where it’s used to help recruit and recognize students with high academic potential. “I was surprised,” Piphus said of the honor. “To be nationally recognized is pretty awesome.” Dana Zinnecker, the school’s library assistant, agreed. “This is something they’re going to carry with them, part of Princeton

Pride,” Zinnecker said. “It’s a really nice legacy.” “It was cool,” Henderson said of receiving the news through the school announcements recently. “They limit the number of students who get this to about 3,000, so the fact that I got this told me, ‘I can do it!’” Henderson plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh to study multimedia broadcasting and business. She wants to pursue a career in advertising and marketing. Piphus said she’s considering Belmont University or Vanderbilt University, where she will study either music or business. “This stands as a representation of how we can achieve in the future,” Piphus said. The young women said other students have taken note. “Kids in other grades have asked what they can do to get this recognition,” Piphus said. “I hope we can stand as an inspiration to other kids,” Henderson said.

Local hair stylist P.J. Icard has been cutting hair in Deer Park for more than 20 years. There are more than 10 places in Deer Park for residents to get a hair cut but Icard, who runs P.J.’s “(Proctor) Difference out of her took his home on time and D a l t o n made it Avenue, perfect. It’s brings in 450 to 500 more clients from over comfortabl all G r e a ter e and Cincinnati. easier to In the last two do Icard services.” years, has added P.J. Icard more servicOwner of es including P.J.’s facials and Difference m a s s a g e s . With the increase in services but the same small room she had for her salon, she needed an upgrade. With the help of Deer Park resident Tony Proctor, Icard was able to renovate a portion of her home to expand her business. Proctor designed the layout of the new salon and worked around both Icard and her clients’ schedules.

P.J. Icard stands in her newly renovated salon, PJ’s Difference on Dalton Avenue in Deer Park.

Time for a haircut

P.J.’s Difference, located at 8026 Dalton Ave., is open Tuesday through Saturday. Tuesday – 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday – 7 :30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (after 5 p.m., appointments for multiple services only) Friday – 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday – 7 a.m. to noon “(Proctor) took his time and made it perfect,” Icard said. “It’s more comfortable and easier to do services.” Because her business is

zoned residential, only 65 percent of Icard’s first floor can be used for her business. The other 35 percent, which was her salon before the renovation, will become


Icard’s kitchen. Icard said the Deer Park Business Association has been helpful and many of the members have been her “cheerleaders” during the reonvation process. Icard provides hair cuts, coloring, waxing, facials and massages to both men and women and has prices for hair cuts for children. She brings in many clients through referrals and personal invitations. “I’ll give you a style to fit your lifestyle,” Icard said.

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Education, enrichment

Cincinnati Family Magazine is hosting the 2009 Education and Enrichment Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Sycamore Plaza, 7800 Montgomery Road, Kenwood. It is for parents to meet one-on-one with schools, day cares, music, dance and performing arts studios plus a variety of enrichment products and services. Includes stage performances, giveaways, and promotions from exhibitors and merchants. The event is free and family friendly. Call 252-0077 or visit

Antiques show

Moeller Band Boosters is hosting the Moeller High School Antique Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Moeller High School, 9001 Montgomery Road, Kenwood. The event features more than 100 dealers. Conces-

sions are available. Proceeds to benefit the Moeller High School Band. Admission is $4. Call 791-1680.

Glamour, glitz, girlfriends

Vein Solutions is hosting Glamour, Glitz and Girlfriends from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Kenwood Country Club, 6501 Kenwood Road, Madeira. The event includes the latest fashion styles and beauty tips. It also includes appetizers, desserts and cocktails. Celebrity jewelry designers and information on how to make your legs look and feel great. Receive a free gift bag and info on heart and stroke. Proceeds to benefit the American Heart Association. It is open to ages 21 and up. The cost is $35 and reservations are recommended. Call 842-8863.

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Potted bulbs can ‘light up’ your spring anywhere You can “light up” your yard next spring by planting spring bulbs in the ground now. But guess what? You can do the same thing to light up your outdoor containers next spring, or to bring spring bulb colors inside your home. Instead of planting bulbs in the ground, simply plant them in a pot. Growing spring bulbs in a container is easy. Here’s what you’ll need for your potted spring bulbs: • 4-, 6-, 8-inch or larger pots, with good drainage holes in the bottom • A good grade potting mix • Espoma’s Bulbtone (a fertilizer) • The bulbs of your choice. Any of the spring

Ron Wilson In the garden

flowering bulbs will work, so look at doing some pots of tulips, daff o d i l s , hyacinths for great fragrances, and a few minor bulbs, like crocus, for

early colors. Take your pots and place about an inch or two of the potting mix in the bottom. Then, evenly distribute your bulbs in the mix, point up, and feel free to plant them a little closer than you would normally in the ground. For the tulips, place the flat side of the bulb to the outside of the pot.

Cover your bulbs with more of your soil-less mix, sprinkle on a little bulb food, and then continue to fill the pot to the top, lightly compressing the soil as you fill. Water your potted bulbs thoroughly, and you’re ready to grow. Now, here’s the secret: You must over winter your potted bulbs in cold temperatures. So, leave your pots sitting outside, watering them when the soil dries out. Once the temperatures outside have become cold, consistently, move the planted bulb pots inside an unheated garage or shed, put them down in a window well, or actually heel them into the ground, and cover with mulch or leaves for the winter. Check to make sure they


have soil moisture when you move them, and water lightly over the winter as the soil dries. Otherwise, just let them sit dormant enjoying the cold temperatures. Early next spring, when the bulbs start to grow, bring them in to the house, or place your potted bulbs in an outdoor planter, give them a light water soluble feeding, water as needed, and let them do their “spring thing.” When they’re totally finished blooming and growing, you can take them out of the pot, plant them in the garden, and enjoy them for years to come. Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Inc. Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. You can reach him at

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Intuitive Development Training, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Whatever Works Wellness Center, 7433 Montgomery Road. Develop psychic skills using tarot cards and spirit artwork. Learn old-fashioned art of tea leaf reading, flame messages and clairvoyantly seeing with inner eyes. Beginners start 6:30 p.m.; advanced, 7 p.m. Ages 21 and up. $10. Reservations required. 791-9428; Silverton.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 8255 Spooky Hollow Road. Grass-fed Black Angus beef. Freerange chicken, produce, lamb, turkey, eggs and honey. 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 2:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road. Large variety of local and seasonal vegetables. Flowers such as zinnias, cosmos, sunflowers, strawflowers, blue salvia and more. 574-1849. Indian Hill.


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


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


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.


The Rusty Griswolds, 9:30 p.m. Bar SeventyOne, 8850 Governors Hill Drive. Ages 21 and up. $10. 774-9697. Symmes Township.


Nick Thune, 8 p.m. $12. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 984-9288. Montgomery.


Exercise Aches and Pains, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Learn to deal with normal aches and pains that occur when exercising regularly. $20. Registration required. 9856712; Montgomery.


Bone Voyage Band, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Cactus Pear Southwest Bistro, 9500 Kenwood Road. 791-4424. Blue Ash.


Nick Thune, 8 p.m. $8, $4 college students and military. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. 984-9288. Montgomery.


All Shook Up, 7 p.m. Ursuline Academy, 5535 Pfeiffer Road, Besl Theatre. Elvis jukebox musical comedy. Story of small-town girl who dreams of hitting road and guitar-playing roustabout who shakes things up. $10. Tickets required. Presented by Ursuline Academy Stage Company. Through Nov. 8. 791-5791, ext. 1802; Blue Ash.


Celebrate Recovery, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Montgomery Community Church, 11251 Montgomery Road. For those who suffer from hurt, hang-ups, or habits. Free. 5872437. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, 6:30 p.m. Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous, Inc. 503-4262. Montgomery. F R I D A Y, N O V. 6


Natural Selections, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall. Free. 7455600; Blue Ash.


Immortality: Revisited, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, 6980 Cambridge Ave. Photographs by Linda Tabler. Exhibit continues through Nov. 30. Presented by The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati. 2973700; Mariemont.


All Shook Up, 7:30 p.m. Ursuline Academy, $10. Tickets required. 791-5791, ext. 1802; Blue Ash.


A Tuna Christmas, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, 4101 Walton Creek Road. Holiday comedy. Two actors portray all the wacky inhabitants of Tuna, Texas. $17. Reservations recommended. Presented by Mariemont Players Inc. Through Nov. 22. 684-1236. Columbia Township. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 7


Moeller High School Antique Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Moeller High School, 9001 Montgomery Road. More than 100 dealers. Concessions available. Benefits Moeller High School Band. $4. Presented by Moeller Band Boosters. 791-1680. Kenwood.


Crafty Kids’ Camp and Mom, 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Stamp Your Art Out, 9685 Kenwood Road. Children and their moms create a Thanksgiving/fall candle and centerpiece while learning new crafting skills. Ages 8 and up. Family friendly. $25 for child and mom (includes all supplies). Registration required. 7934558. Blue Ash.


Fall Craft Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Church of the Saviour United Methodist Church, 8005 Pfeiffer Road. Some 50 crafters and vendors. Pumpkins available on front lawn. Free. Presented by Children’s Council Ministries. 7913142; Montgomery.


2009 Education and Enrichment Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sycamore Plaza, 7800 Montgomery Road. For parents to meet one-onone with schools, day cares, music, dance and performing arts studios plus a variety of enrichment products and services. Includes stage performances, giveaways, and promotions from exhibitors and merchants. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Family Magazine. 252-0077; Kenwood.

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


Novemberfest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road. Obstacle courses, moonwalks, giveaways, karaoke, dancing, gymnastics and dance demonstrations, sport activities, music, food and more. Free. 527-4000. Fairfax.


Linton Peanut Butter and Jam Sessions, 10 a.m.-10:35 a.m. Dancing Day. Bach, Vivaldi and Irish jigs. Dance along with cello, piano, flute and Irish penny whistle. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road. Educational and interactive chamber music performance. Ages 2-6. Family friendly. $12 for four tickets; $4. Presented by Linton Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions. 381-6868. Kenwood.


Nick Thune, 8 p.m. $12. Ages 21 and up. Go Bananas, 984-9288. Montgomery.


All Shook Up, 7:30 p.m. Ursuline Academy, $10. Tickets required. 791-5791, ext. 1802; Blue Ash.


A Tuna Christmas, 8 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 6841236. Columbia Township.


Hang at the J, 6:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Indoor waterpark, games, dinner, movie and snack. Wear gym shoes and socks and bring swimsuit and towel. $27, $20 siblings. Registration required. 761-7500. Amberley Village. S U N D A Y, N O V. 8


Moeller High School Antique Show, noon-4 p.m. Moeller High School, $4. 791-1680. Kenwood.


Turkey Dinner, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. St. John Vianney Parish, 4448 Berwick St., Dinner and raffles. $9, $5 children and seniors. 271-5490. Madison Place.


All Shook Up, 2:30 p.m. Ursuline Academy, $10. Tickets required. 791-5791, ext. 1802; Blue Ash.


A Tuna Christmas, 7 p.m. Walton Creek Theater, $17. Reservations recommended. 6841236. Columbia Township.


Pastor’s Prayer Time, 9 a.m.-9:25 a.m. Living Word Fellowship, 9781 Fields Ertel Road. Steve and Tara Peele, senior pastors. Presented by Equipping Ministries International. 677-8500. Loveland.


Matthew 25: Ministries is hosting the Fighting Hunger 5K Run and Walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash. The event includes door prizes and refreshments after the race. Proceeds to benefit Matthew 25:Ministries. Local 12 sports director Brad Johansen will kick-off the race. The cost is $20, $15 students. Registration is required. Call 793-6256 or visit


Discipleship Classes, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Living Word Fellowship, 9781 Fields Ertel Road. Presented by Equipping Ministries International. 677-8500; Loveland. Sunday Celebration, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Living Word Fellowship, 9781 Fields Ertel Road. Steve and Tara Peele, senior pastors. Presented by Equipping Ministries International. 677-8500; Loveland. Kids Ministry, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Living Word Fellowship, 9781 Fields Ertel Road. Steve and Tara Peele, senior pastors. Presented by Equipping Ministries International. 6778500. Loveland. Sanctuary Preparation Prayer, 10:15 a.m.10:30 a.m. Living Word Fellowship, 9781 Fields Ertel Road. Presented by Equipping Ministries International. 677-8500. Loveland. Worship Services, 8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m. St. Paul United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road. Free. 891-8181. Madeira. Worship Services, 9 a.m.-10 a.m. MadeiraSilverwood Presbyterian Church, 8000 Miami Ave. Free. 791-4470. Madeira. M O N D A Y, N O V. 9


Natural Selections, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Raymond Walters College Muntz Hall. Free. 745-5600; Blue Ash.

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

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


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Weight Loss Booster, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Learn to plan healthy meals, jump-start your metabolism and pinpoint and change behaviors that lead to overeating and weight gain. $125. Registration required. 985-6732; Montgomery.


Karaoke Night, 9 p.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel Blue Ash, 5901 Pfeiffer Road. Lobby Lounge. 7934500; Blue Ash.


Overeaters Anonymous, noon, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Kenwood, 7701 Kenwood Road, Room 13. Presented by Greater Cincinnati O.A. Intergroup. 921-1922. Kenwood. Overeaters Anonymous, 7:30 p.m. Montgomery Assembly of God, 7950 Pfeiffer Road, Room 16A. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Greater Cincinnati O.A. Intergroup. 921-1922. Montgomery.

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CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS Madeira Woman’s Club Meeting, 7 p.m. Paul Daugherty presents “What I do, how I do it, and what I hope to convey to my readers.” Madeira City Building, 7141 Miami Ave. 793-9484. Madeira. HOLIDAY - VETERANS DAY Veterans Day Ceremony, 10:30 a.m. Blue Ash Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park, Corner of Hunt and Cooper roads. Paul Brondhaver, keynote speaker. Ohio Military Band performs. Luncheon follows ceremony at Blue Ash Recreation Center with entertainment by Ohio Military Band. $4 luncheon. 745-8510. Blue Ash.


Cincinnati All Star Showcase, 8 p.m. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. Cincinnati’s best stand-up professional comedians. Ages 18 and up. $5. Reservations required. 9849288. Montgomery.


Glamour, Glitz and Girlfriends, 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Kenwood Country Club, 6501 Kenwood Road. Latest fashion styles and beauty tips. Includes appetizers, desserts and cocktails. Celebrity jewelry designers and information on how to make your legs look and feel great. Free gift bag and info on heart and stroke. Benefits American Heart Association. Ages 21 and up. $35. Reservations recommended. Presented by Vein Solutions. 8428863. Madeira.

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


Gattle’s, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Gattle’s, 8714050. Montgomery. Kenwood Towne Centre, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Kenwood Towne Centre, 745-9100; Kenwood. T U E S D A Y, N O V. 1 0


Tri State County Animal Response Team Meeting and Training, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Cat Handling Skills in Temporary Shelter Facility. Best Friends Pet Care, 11216 Gideon Lane. Volunteer meeting and disaster preparedness training for animal rescue. Free.7028373; Sycamore Township.


Astrology Class, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Midwest School of Astrology, 4777 Red Bank Expressway, Suite 6. Beginning to Intermediate Astrology with Pam Gallagher. Certification available. $30. Registration required. 984-2293. Madisonville. PROVIDED

The Bank of Kentucky Center hosts the Royal Hanneford Circus from Friday, Nov. 6, through Sunday, Nov. 8. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday; and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8.50-$38. Visit


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


Steely Dan’s Rent Party Tour comes to the Taft Theatre at 7:30 p.m. for two nights, Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 10-11. On the first night, the duo will perform the complete live version of “Aja,” and on the second night, “The Royal Scam.” For tickets, call 877-598-8703 or visit


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November 4, 2009


The longing that never goes away

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gers University, says, “The struggle to find meaning by connecting with a universal, cosmic, moral and sacred reality represents not a failure of nerve, the onset of premature senility, or a lapse into neurosis, but is rather a natural part of the unhindered development process. The denial of this quest for the transcendent debilitates and impoverishes our life.” Got that? This doctor of psychology at a prestigious university is telling us it’s quite normal to realize you long for God. You’re not neurotic or senile for doing so, you’re not weird; in fact you’re being true to your nature. It makes your life worse by not doing so. Spirituality is not optional. Certainly we need material possessions to live, and enjoyment to thrive, but we need a spiritual dimension to live fully. It enables us to find purpose and meaning and connects us our source and destiny. It fills out our picture. The fact that longing constantly nips at our heels proves it’s not optional. It’s crucial for general health. “Among all my patients in the second half of life,

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tells its people they should live a certain way, if that way is fundamentally in opposition to what people are by nature, produces what Nietzsche termed the “sick animal.” There is a longing down deep where the sparks of our humanity smolder. Though we enjoy this wonderful world, our longing wants to call us ever onward and up

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


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The experience of longing is familiar to everyone. Throughout a lifetime we long for myriads of things – a special toy, a friend, popularity, a lover, more money, better sex, a promotion, health and so it goes. Yet no matter what we acquire or achieve the ache of longing is never completely erased. Eventually there’s something or someone else we think we need in order to be happy. Longing is a sign of our incompleteness. We never reach a prolonged time when we hold something in our hands and say, “This is all I ever wanted and all I will ever need.” One of last century’s most prominent Protestant theologians, Jurgen Moltmann, wrote: “Once awakened by specific promises that stretch further than any fulfillment … once we have caught in them a whiff of the future, we remain restless and urgent, seeking and searching beyond all experiences of fulfillment …” St. Augustine told us the same centuries ago, “You have made us for yourself, O God, and our hearts are ever restless until they rest in


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November 4, 2009

Chilly weather outside means chili inside Plus, Rita’s grandson ‘fishes’ for birthday dinner

I had to laugh when grandson Jack requested tilapia from Keegan’s Seafood for his fourth birthday’s dinner. It’s a small shop in Mount Washington owned by Tom Keegan. K e e Rita gan’s a Heikenfeld w a l k i n g encyclopeRita’s kitchen dia for seafood and loves showing the kids all the different varieties to make them more aware about eating healthy. The reason I laughed is when we were growing up, the only seafood we ate was frozen whiting, fried, and fresh bass caught by my Mom and brother, Charlie. I didn’t even know what

tilapia was until I was in my 30s. We need to support independent folks like Tom. So if you have a favorite independent deli/grocer, etc. let me know and I’ll feature them and a signature recipe in an upcoming column. I want to hear from readers across the board: north, south, east and west!

Herb crusted halibut

Any nice white fish will do. When I teach seafood classes, this is a student favorite. Four servings halibut, skinless, 6 to 8 oz. each 1 ⁄2 cup approx. Dijon mustard Salt and pepper 1 ⁄2 cup basil, finely chopped 1 ⁄4 cup each: cilantro, mint, parsley, chives and dill, finely chopped Butter Pat fish dry. Season both sides of fish with salt and pepper and lightly brush both sides with mustard. Combine herbs and place in shallow dish. Press both sides of fish into herb mix-

ture, coating evenly. In a nonstick pan, melt about 2 tablespoons butter and turn heat to medium. Add fish. Cook several minutes on each side, until done. Tips from Rita’s kitchen: Don’t overcook fish. When it flakes easily, it’s done. Seafood 101: Watch my cable TV show with Tom on Union Township TV (Warner 8 and 15) to learn all you need to know about seafood.

Melissa’s Schaiper’s easy chicken chili

There’s a good amount of interest in the chicken chili Good Samaritan serves in their cafeteria. Friend, great cook and Good Sam’s cath lab queen (my given title) Kay Hitzler found out it’s a purchased product.

Kay’s group in the catheter lab held a tailgating lunch and Melissa Schaiper, a colleague of Kay’s, brought a crockpot chicken chili that was a huge hit. Kay said Melissa’s chili is a bit spicier than Good Sam’s. So I would say use a mild salsa. and at

Rita’s lower fat Fiddle Faddle clone

I developed this for the book “Sports Nutrition for Idiots.” Flaxseed is optional and the store-bought version doesn’t contain this. 4 cups popped corn 1 tablespoon flaxseed 1 cup caramel ice cream topping, heated in microwave

Spray crockpot. Add:

1 pound chicken breast 4 cups canned Great Northern beans 12 oz. salsa 1 teaspoon each: cumin and garlic Cook six hours on low. An hour before serving, stir in 4 ounces of pepper jack cheese. Serve with 4 more ounces of cheese. Tips from Rita’s kitchen: If you want, stir in more cumin and garlic after six hours. More chili recipes: In my online column at www.

Mix popcorn and flax. Pour topping over, stirring to coat as well as you can. Pour onto sprayed cookie sheet. Bake in preheated 250degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Makes 4 cups.

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Fern’s chili. For Pam Timme. “It was in the Enquirer long ago and I’ve lost it.” I’m wondering if it’s Fern Storer’s recipe. She was the Post food editor for years and a wonderful cook. Red Lobster’s sun-

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November 4, 2009


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Ohio Auditor Mary Taylor has recognized the City of Madeira by awarding the “Making Your Tax Dollars Count” award for the Fiscal Year 2008 audit and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The city has received this recognition every year since the award’s inception in 1996. Taylor noted that fewer than 5 percent of all government agencies qualify under the criteria established for this honor. From left: Tom Moeller, city manager; Steve Soper, city treasurer; Mary Taylor, auditor of state; Rick Staubach, chairman of the budget and finance committee, and Rick Brasington, city council. In accepting this award on behalf of the city, Staubach said: “The Madeira City Council is very pleased to receive this recognition from Auditor Taylor. This award shows that the city is a trustworthy guardian of taxpayer’s dollars and we are being recognized for our fiduciary vigilance and our commitment to careful spending along with accurate fiscal recording.”

Cincinnati Family Magazine and Northern Kentucky Family Magazine are pleased to host the 2009 Education and Enrichment Fair, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Sycamore Plaza in Kenwood. This all-important event for parents offers a unique opportunity to meet one-onone with schools, day cares, music, dance and performing arts studios plus a variety of enrichment products and services. Representatives will provide take-home materials and speak candidly with parents about programs for

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Friends sponsoring used book sale at Madeira Branch Library The Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will host a used book sale at the Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. “The annual fall sale at Madeira was a tradition that dates back to when the branch was expanded and renovated in 1993,” said Anne Keller, Friends’ executive director. “Two years ago the Friends wanted to expand into other neighborhoods, and have hosted sales throughout Hamilton Coun-

ty. We’re happy to be back in the Madeira community, where we will have a large assortment of used books, CDs, audio and video tapes, DVDs, and CDs-on-tape to be sold at bargain prices.” In addition to hardback and paperback fiction, there will also be a collection of children’s books. A portion of the sale’s proceeds will directly benefit the Madeira Branch Library. “Anyone wishing to join the Friends can do so at the sale for $20 per year,” Keller said. “Then you’ll be notified on a regular basis of special Friends’ events, including

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Mayerson JCC hosts ‘Authors Out Loud’ The Mayerson JCC (8485 Ridge Road, next to Ronald Reagan Highway) is offering a week-long evening speaker series called “Authors Out Loud.” All of Cincinnati is invited to this series, which runs five evenings in a row from Sunday, Nov. 8, through Thursday, Nov. 12. A different author speaks each night. Topics range from relationship issues or life as an NBC news correspondent to teenage vampires, children’s stories, and much more. To purchase tickets, call 761-7500 or visit The series kicks off at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, when

world-renowned author Martin Fletcher talks about his book, “Breaking News.” Fletcher will share his experiences as an NBC News Tel Aviv Bureau Chief and war news veteran. His talk will feature war stories and his career experience from battlefield cameraman to media executive. Fletcher has covered every event of consequence in the Middle East and Africa over the past 30 years. On Monday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., Dr. Robert H. Osher, one of America’s leading eye surgeons, UC professor, and lecturer, will discuss surviving kidney cancer and his experience in the ophthal-

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mology field with his book, “The Real ABCs: Achievement, Balance, Contentment.” Known as one of the top 10 cataract surgeons in the U. S., Osher has been the ophthalmic consultant for the Cincinnati Reds since 1990, and he has published 12 children’s books to help raise money for local and national charities. Proceeds from Dr. Osher’s book sales go to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association. On Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., mothers and daughters who are fans of the “Twilight” series will enjoy hearing about the love affair between a vampire obsessed girl and her mysterious dark-eyed vampire boyfriend in Ellen Schreiber’s “Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives.” Vampire Kisses is a Young Adults’ Choice for the International Reading Association and Children’s Book Council. Schreiber, who grew up in Cincinnati, is a former actress and stand-up comedienne, and is also the author of “Teenage Mermaid” and “Comedy Girl.” “Vampire Kisses mixes

fantasy with the complications of high school relationships,” Schreiber said. “I also explore a lot of the generational differences between the main character and her mother, which girls and women can relate to.” On Wednesday, Nov. 11, families with young children can come to the J to enjoy a benefit concert for the JCC Early Childhood School. This concert includes “breakfast for dinner” at 6 p.m. with Rabbi Joe Black, author of the children’s book, “Boker Tov! Good Morning!” Black is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and one of America’s top 10 children’s performers in Jewish music. Admission includes entertainment and dinner, and children under age 2 are free. Tickets must be bought by no later than Nov. 6. Sponsorships are available at a range of levels. All donors will be recognized in the printed program for this event. Proceeds from the Nov. 11 concert benefit the JCC Early Childhood School, a high-quality preschool that accommodates working par-

ents and parents-on-the-go, with full day and half day programs for children, as young as 6 weeks old and up to 5 years of age. The school has two locations, one at the Mayerson JCC in Amberley Village, and the other in Mason at Cedar Village. People can also support the JCC Early Childhood School by purchasing book(s), music, magazines, or gifts from the Barnes & Noble in Kenwood between Nov. 12 and 15. A percentage of these sales will be donated to the school when a JCC/Barnes & Noble voucher is presented at the time of purchase. The voucher is free and can be picked up at the JCC or found on their Web site, Men and women of all ages will learn new methods of communicating with the opposite sex at the JCC on Thursday, Nov. 12 with Dr. Karen Gail Lewis, author of the book, “Why Don’t you Understand? – A Gender Relationship Dictionary.” This book translates more than 70 words and phrases


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that have different meanings for the person speaking and listening. Understanding the various meanings of these words can rescue men and women from frustrating bickering and painful arguments. “The purpose of conversation is very different for men than it is for women,” Lewis said. “My book helps people learn how to identify where the ‘hidden land mines’ are in everyday conversation – why one person gets angry and why another person doesn’t.” Advance tickets for any of the “Authors Out Loud” JCC speaker series should be purchased by Friday, Nov. 6. Single ticket prices range from $5 to $15.Osher’s session Monday, Nov. 9, is free, thanks to a generous grant from the Robert and Barbara Osher Family Foundation. After Nov. 6, any remaining tickets for the other evenings will be sold at a higher price. For information for to purchase tickets, call the JCC, 761-7500, visit www., or e-mail


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RELIGION Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church

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

Ascension Lutheran Church

Ascension’s Sunday worship service is at 10 a.m. Sunday school and adult forum begin at 9 a.m. A nursery is provided during the worship service. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288;

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

The Fall Craft/Vendor Show is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. It is free. Mission Maniacs (children kindergarten-sixth grades) will meet from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Memory candles will be made for families that have lost loved ones during the year. Kids Morning Out is from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday through Thursday. It is open to children 6 months-kindergarten. The cost is

$10 for one child and $15 for families of two or more. Haiti Mission Trip 2010 sign-ups are being taken for an adult mission trip to Haiti in February. Call the church office for details. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 791-3142;

Connections Christian Church

The church has contemporary worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is hosting “Life’s Healing Choices for Women,” a one-day conference with Sandra Morgenthal PCC, S, CCFC, RN, of Professional Pastoral-Counseling Institute, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. She will share on topics that are pertinent to women’s needs for this day in society. Topics include: Nurturing Relationship Skills, Answers for Anxiety and Depression, Compassion for Grief and Loss, and Caring Like Christ in Culture. There is a fee of $15 per person for the day. Included in the cost of registration is a copy of the book “Life’s Healing Choices,” a catered lunch and child care. Registration is required by Nov. 6. Call 791-8348 or e-mail The church is at 7421 East Galbraith Road, Madeira; 791-8348.

Goldstein Family Learning Academy

The Goldstein Family Learning Academy will unveil its fall JLI course, “SoulQuest: The Journey Through

Life, Death, and Beyond.” The twin mysteries of life and death have fascinated philosophers and laymen alike since the dawn of time. “This course addresses the most commonly asked questions about the soul’s journey,” said Rabbi Yisrael Rice, the course author. “And then some not-socommon questions that many people have never even thought of.” Participants will find comfort in understanding the soul’s journey. Lessons will examine a range of classic Jewish sources, drawing extensively from the Talmud and Kabbalah. This new course will be offered at Chabad Jewish Center for either six Thursday mornings or Monday evenings. Morning classes begin: 9:30-11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, and evening classes begin: 7:30-9 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9. The course costs $70, and there is a 10 percent Discount for Couples. A 50 percent discount is being offered when you sign up with a new student, which includes a student textbook. “We are so sure that you will enjoy it” said Rabbi Yisroel Mangel, “that we invite anyone interested to attend the first lesson free, with no obligation.” For further information or reservations Chabad Jewish Center 793-5200 or at or visit for up-todate information about SoulQuest.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church The church is hosting Scrapbooking from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nearly

every third Monday. Free childcare is provided. You must register by 5 p.m. Friday before the Monday event. For more information, call the church at 891-1700. The dates are: Nov. 16, Dec. 14, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 7, July 19 and Aug. 16. The church is at 7701 Kenwood Road, Kenwood; 891-1700.

Hartzell United Methodist

The Sauerkraut Dinner and Auction will be held Saturday, Nov. 7. The cost is $10 per person. Reservations are needed by Sunday, Nov. 1. For reservations, call 891-8527. 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.

Montgomery Community Church

The church is hosting “GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays” seminar from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, in the Community Room of the Symmes Township Library (11850 Enyart Road). It is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death. Space is limited

SVdP kicks off the 5 Cares Coat Drive The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and WLWT Channel 5 recently announced the kickoff of their eighth annual 5 Cares Coat Drive at Gold Star in Norwood at the corner of Smith and Edwards roads. St. Vincent de Paul supplies coats to its own clients, as well as to other agencies that also work directly with those in need. The 5 Cares Coat Drive relies on the generosity of the community for the dona-

tion of new and gently-used coats towards its goal of 4,000 coats. Coats can be donated at a number of dropoff locations throughout Greater Cincinnati, including participating fire departments and participating Gold Star Chili locations. This project is made possible by firefighters and others who collect the coats, volunteers who transport, sort and distribute the coats, and of course, the communi-

ty who generously donate the coats. Participating fire departments serving as dropoff points include Anderson Township, Colerain Township, Whitewater Township, Sharonville, Harrison, Hamilton, Forest Park, Loveland, Milford, Blue Ash, Green Township, Springdale, Mount Healthy, Springfield Township, Liberty Township, Little Miami, Mariemont, Deerfield Township, Montgomery and

Mason. For a complete list of fire departments and locations as well as participating Gold Star Chili locations, go to or The 5 Cares Coat Drive will continue through Dec. 4. For more information about donating or helping with the drive, call St. Vincent de Paul at 562-8841, ext. 226, or to learn how to receive a coat, call 4210602.







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November 4, 2009

About religion

Religion news is published at no charge on a space-available basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 248-8600. Mail to: Suburban Life, Attention: Teasha Fowler, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140. to the first 50 adults; pre-registration is required. There is no charge for this event. Topics to be discussed include “Why the Holidays Are Tough,” “What to Expect,” “How to Prepare,” “How to Manage Relationships and Holiday Socials” and “Using the Holidays to Help You Heal.” Those who attend will receive a free book with over 30 daily readings providing additional insights and ideas on holiday survival. Child care through sixth grade will be provided during the event at the church. Pre-registration for child care is required. To pre-register, call Mendy Maserang at 587-2437 or e-mail The church is hosting “DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Community Room of the Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 Enyart Road. It is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people


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Open Mon-Sat. 9-5, sometimes later

Sr. Pastor Mark Rowland Ann Luzader, Mike Carnevale

Sunday School for Children & Adults at 9:30am & 11:00am.

facing the holidays after a separation or divorce. Space is limited to the first 50 adults; pre-registration is required. There is no charge for this event. Topics to be discussed include “Why the Holidays Are Tough,” “What Emotions to Expect,” “How to Plan and Prepare,” “How to Handle Uncomfortable Situations” and “Using the Holidays to Help You Heal.” Those who attend will receive a free book with more than 30 daily readings providing additional insights and ideas on holiday survival. Child care through sixth grade will be provided during the event starting at 10:30 a.m. at Montgomery Community Church (11251 Montgomery Road). Pre-registration for child care is required. To pre-register, call Mendy Maserang at 5872437 or e-mail The church is at 11251 Montgomery Road; 489-0892.


7515 Forest Rd. at Beechmont Ave 231-4172

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




PRESBYTERIAN MADEIRA SILVERWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 8000 Miami Ave. 791-4470 Contemporary Worship 9:00 am

Church School for Everyone 10:10 am

NON-DENOMINATIONAL 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


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


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

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


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

“One Church, Many Paths”

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST United Church of Christ in Oakley

4100 Taylor Ave 871-3136 E-Mail Judy Jackson, Pastor

Sunday Worship 10:00am Adult Bible Study 9:00am, Youth Sunday School 10:00am Childcare provided for Infants and Toddlers “Partners with Jesus in the Community and the World”


Suburban Life


November 4, 2009


shelter, needs volunteers 16 and older to help socialize cats and 18 and older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 735-2299, ext. 3. Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call 378-0300 for cats and 588-6609 for dogs. Tri State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit for monthly subjects or more information. Call 702-8373.

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden – needs volunteers in the volunteer education program. Volunteers will receive training, invitations to special events and a monthly newsletter, among other benefits. There are numerous volunteer opportunities now available, including: “Ask Me” Station Program, Slide Presenters Program, Tour Guide Program, Animal Handlers Program, CREW Education Program. Each area has its own schedule and requirements. Certified training is also required. Must be 18 or older and have a high school degree or GED diploma. For more information, call the zoo’s education department at 559-7752, or e-mail volunteereducator@cincinnatizoo.o rg, or visit Grailville – needs volunteers for the garden in Loveland. Volunteer days are 9 a.m. to noon selected Saturdays through November. For a complete list visit or call 683-2340. Volunteers will work in the kitchen and herb gardens. No experience is needed, volunteers may participate once or for the entire season. Volunteers should bring gloves, water bottle, sunscreen, hat, footwear that can get dirty and a snack if desired. Tools are provided. Granny’s Garden School – needs help in the garden. Granny’s is growing produce for needy families in the area, with support from the Greenfield Plant Farm. Greenfield Plant Farm donated their surplus tomato and green pepper plants to the Granny’s Garden School program. Granny is seeking help with maintaining the gardens, planting and harvesting more produce. Granny’s is at Loveland Primary School, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. Call 324-2873 or e-mail, or visit GRRAND – Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs takes in needy displaced, abandoned or unclaimed stray golden retrievers and places them in volunteer foster homes until adoptive families are found. Call 1-866-9812251 and leave your name and phone. Visit Email League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill


Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation. Call 621-READ. Cincinnati Reads – a volunteer tutoring program working with K-4 students in Cincinnati Public Schools. Volunteers receive free training to work one-on-one with children who are struggling to read. Call 621-7323 or e-mail Jayne Martin Dressing, Clermont 20/20 – and its college access program, Clermont Educational Opportunities, offer a mentoring program that matches adults to work with a group of high school students from local high schools. Volunteers are needed to become mentors to help students stay in school and prepare to graduate with a plan for their next step. Call Terri Rechtin at 753-9222 or 673-3334 (cell) or e-mail for more information. Granny’s Garden School – Volunteers needed from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on behind-thescenes projects. Volunteers also needed to help with developing Web pages. Call 489-7099; Granny’s Hands-on Gardening Club is looking for new gardeners, to work with garden manager Suellyn Shupe. Experienced gardeners, come to share your expertise and enjoy the company of other gardeners while supporting the Granny’s Garden School program times: 1:30-4 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The school is located at the Loveland Primary and Elementary, 550 Loveland-Madeira Road. E-mail or visit



• Receive up to $1200 in Manufacturers Rebates! • Receive up to a $1500 Federal Tax Credit! • Receive up to $400 in Duke Energy Rebates! Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development – Volunteers are needed for Adult Basic and Literacy Education classes and English to Speakers of Other Language classes.There are numerous sites and times available for volunteering. The next training sessions are 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4. Call 612-5830. Inktank – Group looking for volunteers to help children and adults improve their skills in writing-based initiatives. Call 542-0195. Raymond Walters College – Needs volunteers to serve as tutors to skills enhancement students. The class meets from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 745-5691. Winton Woods City Schools – Wants to match community members who are interested in volunteering in the schools with the students. Volunteer opportunities at Winton Woods Primary North and South, middle school and high school. Volunteers who would have oneon-one contact with students outside of a classroom are required to have a background check. Contact Gina Burnett at burnett.gina@ or 619-2301. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s Black Achievers Program that inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success is looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can benefit from positive adult role models. Part of a national YMCA initiative, the local program incorporates mentoring, career exploration and college readiness; and helps students develop a positive sense of self, build character, explore diverse college and career options. Volunteers, many of whom are sponsored by area companies, share their own personal insight and encouragement. Contact Program Director Darlene Murphy at the Melrose YMCA, 961-3510 or visit YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 932-1424 or e-mail


Business Volunteers for the Arts – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years experience, interested in volunteering their skills within the arts community. Projects average six to eight months in length and can range from marketing or accounting to Web design or planning special events. A one-day training program is provided to all accepted applicants. Call 871-2787. Center for Independent Living Options – Seeking volunteers to staff Art Beyond Boundaries, gallery for artists with disabilities. Volunteers needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Call 241-2600. Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums, the Cincinnati History Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cinergy Children’s Museum, and special exhibits. Call 287-7025.



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American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office located downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special events support and coordinating the Health Fair.

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Scout’s Honor

St. Vincent Ferrer Scouts Pack 619 led the Pledge of Allegiance in The Liberty Elm Memorial Celebration in Amberley Village Oct. 25. Scouts, from left: Andrew Schmid, Alexander Semrad, Joey Kastner, Nicholas Carter, Ethan Crowley, Brian Bently, Sam Kastner and Den Chief Andrew Luby, Den leaders Jodi Kastner and Kurt Kastner. Call 759-9330. American Heart Association – Volunteers needed to assist with the American Heart Association’s cause campaigns, Power to End Stroke, Go Red For Women, Start!, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Assignments include clerical work, event specific duties and community outreach. Contact the American Heart Association at 281-4048 or e-mail Bethesda North Hospital – Seeks volunteer musicians for music therapy, featuring soothing music. Call 8710783 or e-mail Also openings for volunteers in various areas. Call 745-1164. Captain Kidney Educational Program – Needs volunteers one or more mornings or afternoons a month during the school year to educate children in first through sixth grades about kidney function and disease. Training provided. Call 961-8105. Clermont Recovery Center – Needs volunteers to fill positions on the board of trustees. Clermont County residents interested in the problem of alcohol or drug abuse, especially persons in long-term recovery and their family members, are encouraged to apply. Contact Barbara Adams Marin, CQI manager and communications coordinator, at 735-8123 or, Kim King, administrative assistant at 735-8144. Crossroads Hospice – Seeking volunteers to assist terminally ill patients and their families. Call 793-5070. Destiny Hospice – is seeking caring and compassionate people to make a difference in the life of a person living with terminal illness. No special skills or experience needed; simply a willingness to help provide comfort and support. Orientation is scheduled to fit the volunteer’s schedule. Opportunities are available throughout the Cincinnati, Middletown and Butler County area. Contact Anne at 554-6300, or Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care – is seeking volunteers in all Greater Cincinnati communities. Evercare provides care for those facing end-of-life issues and personal support to their families. Volunteers needed to visit with patients and/or assist in administrative and clerical tasks. Volunteers may provide care wherever a patient resides, whether in a private home or nursing facility. Call 1-888-866-8286 or 682-4055. Heartland Hospice – is seeking people with an interest in serving terminally ill clients and their families. Volunteers are needed for special projects such as crochet, knitting, making cards and lap robes, as well as making visits to patients. Training is provided to fit volunteers’ schedules. Call Jacqueline at 731-6100, and Shauntay 8315800 for information. Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Seeks volunteers to help in providing hospice services, Call 770-0820, ext. 111 or e-mail Hoxworth Blood Center – Hoxworth is recruiting people to help during community blood drives and blood donation centers in the area. Positions include: Blood drive hosts, greeters, blood donor recruiters and couriers. Call Helen Williams at 558-1292 or The Jewish Hospital – 4777 E. Galbraith Road, Kenwood, needs adult volunteers to assist at the front window in the pharmacy and also to assist with clerical duties, sorting patient mail, etc. They also need volunteers to assist staff in the family lounge and information desk and a volunteer is also needed in the Cholesterol Center, 3200 Burnet Ave., to perform clerical duties. Shifts are available 9 a.m.7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Volunteers receive a free meal ticket for each day he or she volunteers four or more hours, plus free parking. Call 686-5330. The hospital also needs adult volunteers to assist MRI staff and technologists at the reception desk of the Imaging Department in the Medical Office Building, located across from the hospital at 4750 East Galbraith Road. Volunteers are also needed to assist staff in the family lounge and at the information desk in the main hospital. Shifts are available Monday through Friday. Call 686-5330. Mercy Hospital Anderson – Seeks volunteers for the new patient services team, the Patient Partner Program. This team will provide volunteers with the opportunity to interact directly with the patients on a non-clinical level. Volunteers will receive special training in wheelchair safety, infection control, communication skills, etc. The volunteers will assist in the day-to-day non clinical functions of a nursing unit such as reading or praying with the patient; playing cards or watching TV with the patient; helping the patient select meals; running an errand; cutting the patient’s food. Call the Mercy Hospital Anderson Volunteer Department at 624-4676 to inquire about the Patient Partner Program. Wellness Community – Provides free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Volunteers needed to work at special events, health fairs, bulk mailings and other areas. Visit and click on “volunteer” to sign up. Call 791-4060, ext. 19.


Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati – Seeking volunteer campaign assistant to plan workplace employee giving campaigns and campaign project support volunteers to assist with campaigns. Call 475-0475 or e-mail No experience necessary – Seeking volunteers to help with autism program based on the book “SonRise” by Barry Neil-Kaufman. No experience necessary. Call 2311948. SCORE-Counselors to America’s Small Business – A non-profit association seeking experienced business people to counsel others who are or wish to go into business. Call 684-2812 or visit Tristate Volunteers – For adults of all ages, supporting some of the best-known events in the area. Call 766-2002, ext. 4485, visit or email U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary– The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary supports the U.S. Coast Guard (MSD Cincinnati) in Homeland Security, marine environmental protection, radio watch standing and Marine events, such as Tall Stacks and the WEBN Fireworks all without pay. They also teach Ohio Boating Safety, boating/seamanship and give free boat safety checks per the Ohio, Kentucky or Indian regulations. Call 554-0789 or e-mail Youth In Planning – Teen volunteers needed for network project to inform communities about public planning. Visit or e-mail


Anderson Senior Center – needs volunteers to teach computer courses in the evening. Computer sessions in basic computer instruction, intermediate computer instruction run once a week for five weeks. Instructors are also needed to teach one time classes of buying on ebay, digital photo, simple excel. The center has a baby

grand piano and is in need of someone to play from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call Libby Feck at 474-3100. Clermont Senior Services – invites area residents to get to know seniors in their communities by engaging in the Meals-on-Wheels and Friendly Neighbors/Shoppers programs. Volunteer opportunities are available in the Milford, Loveland, Union and Miami townships, Owensville, and Batavia Township. Call volunteer coordinator Sharon Brumagem at 536-4060. Meals on wheels – Seeks volunteers to deliver meals for Sycamore Senior Center’s program in the Loveland, Blue Ash, Indian Hill, Montgomery, Sycamore Township, Symmes Township and West Chester areas. Call 984-1234 or 686-1013. To volunteer in Mount Washington or Anderson Township, call 474-3100.

Social Services

American Cancer Society – Seeks volunteers for office help, assistance in resale shop, new recruits for the Young Professionals group, Relay For Life team captains, cancer survivors to help with support groups and more. Call 1-888ACS-OHIO. Cincinnati Association for the Blind – Seeks volunteers in all areas, especially drivers available during the day. Weekend and evening hours also available. Call at 4874217. Clovernook Center for the Blind – contact Charlene Raaker, coordinator of volunteer services at 5222661 or for volunteer opportunities. Council on Child Abuse – Looking for volunteers who care about babies and their families. Volunteers will reinforce positive ways to manage infant crying and distribute information on the dangers of shaking babies. Call 936-8009. The Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Division of the March of Dimes – needs office volunteers. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. MondayFriday, at 10806 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash. Contact Carol Panko at or call 769-3588. Inter Parish Ministry has a variety of volunteer jobs available – work in the Choice Pantry, help in the office, organize and sort clothing for client families or help with special events. Also needs volunteers to assist with its Elder Ministry program at a local nursing home. Volunteers help residents play bingo on Monday afternoons for about an hour. Contact Connie at 561-3932 or visit for more information. Lighthouse Youth Services – needs volunteer receptionist/development assistant three to five days a week in the morning. The development assistant will answer phones, greet visitors, manage the front desk, assist with mailings and other responsibilities as requested. Call Tynisha Worthy at 487-7151, e-mail The office is at 1501 Madison Road, second floor. Outreach Programs – Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Programs of Cincinnati Inc. provides community education, referrals, interventions, assessments, short-term counseling, advocacy, training, community outreach and substance abuse prevention training. Call 636-5459. ProKids – ProKids trains volunteers to become CASAs – Court Appointed Special Advocates. Each CASA is assigned to a foster child, making sure the child is safe, that the child’s needs are met, and helping each child move into a safe, permanent and nurturing home. Most CASAs spend two to four hours a week on their case. Contact Glenna Miller at 281-2000, Ext. 101 or Visit


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November 4, 2009


Hadassah hosts opening meeting

Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah held its Opening Meeting/Installation Luncheon at Hebrew Union College in Mayerson Hall. Hadassah gift cards and teas were on sale as members socialized. After the buffet lunch, Carol Ann Schwartz, Central States Region president, led the singing of “Hatikvah” and the “Star Spangled Banner.” Bobbie Signer led the installation ceremony of Hadassah Board members for the 2009-2010 year, and Tobe Snow was installed for another term as chapter president. Jenny Broh was presented with the prestigious 2009 Hadassah National Leadership Award. Then, Rabbi Gary Zola gave an informative and entertaining PowerPoint presentation on Abraham Lincoln and his relationship with the Jewish people. Rita Rothenberg awarded an assortment of prizes to those who purchased raffle tickets. Co-chairs for the event were Teri Junker and Renee Sandler.


Bobbie Signer and Carol Ann Schwartz, Central States Region President, lead the singing of Hatikvah and the national anthem.

Jenny Broh was presented with the prestigious 2009 Hadassah National Leadership Award.


Tobe Snow, Cincinnati Chapter president, Rabbi Gary Zola, Renee Sandler and Teri Junker, co-chairs for Opening Meeting.

Weekend fire sparks fire safety precautions Last month, the Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team was called to an apartment fire in Florence, Ky., where a total 32 people were displaced. Disaster volunteers provided food, clothing and shortterm lodging were also provided to those affected. Just two weeks prior on Oct. 15, 10 families were displaced following an apartment fire in Symmes Township. The Red Cross Disaster Action Team was there to assist those affected with food, clothing, shortterm lodging and any immediate needs such as medication or prescriptions

that needed to be filled. “There have been five fatalities this month alone, due to house fires. Many of the fires occur because people try to use alternative heating sources. We want to encourage people to have working smoke alarms and take necessary measures in order to prevent fires from happening,” said Linda Fink, deputy director of emergency services for the chapter. The Red Cross works hard to enforce its mission of preparing and preventing disasters, and would like the community to keep in mind the following fire safety tips when heating homes this

winter: • Have an escape plan: Make sure you have at least two ways out of every room and choose a safe location outside for your family to meet. Practice your escape route at least twice a year. • Check your smoke alarms: According to the National Fire Prevention Association, in 2006, 74 percent of home fire deaths were a result of homes that didn't have smoke alarms or the alarms did not work properly. Daylight savings time is a good reminder to replace any batteries that may be low. • Have a fire extinguisher on hand: Most large

fires begin as small fires and can be put out with a fire extinguisher. Each home should be equipped with at least one fire extinguisher. In October alone the Red Cross Disaster Action Team responded to 31 fires and assisted 185 people with immediate needs following

disaster. Donations from the community enable the Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American Red Cross to continually provide these services. Four out of 10 home fire deaths resulted from fires with no smoke alarms, according to the National

Fire Prevention Association; a donation of $10 can provide two smoke alarms for a home. To donate go to or mail donations to American Red Cross, Cincinnati Area Chapter P.O. Box 5216 Cincinnati, 45201-5216.


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COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP Arrests/citations

Harold Bowden, 49, 5609 Tompkins Ave., theft at 3430 Highland Ave., Oct. 13. Vonshay Pullins, 19, 2657 Gilbert Ave., theft at 5245 Ridge Road, Oct. 11. David Mcintosh, 44, 4162 Chambers, theft at 5385 Ridge, Oct. 9. Harian Logan, 29, 6404 Montgomery Road, theft at 5245 Ridge Road, Oct. 9. Brian Coleman, 57, 8721 Harper’s Point Drive, operating motor vehicle intoxicated at I71, Oct. 3. Perry Clements, 22, 157 Parkway, theft, possession of drugs at 8245 Ridge Road, Oct. 4. Alphonso Flowers, 38, 137 Rion Lane, drug abuse at 5234 Ridge Road, Oct. 10. Quincey Johnson, 22, 7061 Glenmeadow, theft at 3430 Highland Ave., Oct. 5.

Incidents/investigations Arson Dispenser set on fire at 4312 Sycamore Road, Oct. 8.


Residence entered at 5426 Echling, Oct. 7.

tor’s license, at Monticello Ave., Oct. 18. Edith Williams, 75, 3927 Hemphill Way, barking dogs, Oct. 18. Robert W. Butler, 25, 4350 Hegner Ave., theft at 7210 Plainfield Road, Oct. 23. Mari Garver, 18, 3949 E. Galbraith Road, disorderly conduct, Oct. 24. Stephanie Ann Burke, 19, 3949 East Galbraith Road, disorderly conduct, Oct. 24. Ashton Garrett, 23, 4220 Matson Ave., disorderly conduct, Oct. 25.

Incidents/investigations Criminal mischief

Car spray painted at 4113 Schenck Ave., Oct. 22. Reported at 7640 Plainfield Road, Oct. 26.

Misuse of credit card

Reported at 7804 Quarter Maine Ave., Oct. 23.


Alcohol stolen from Deer Park Deli, 7916 Blue Ash Road, Oct. 5. Reported at 7804 Quarter Maine Ave., Oct. 23. Cell phone, credit cards and cash taken from 3801 E. Galbraith Road, Oct. 25. Laptop taken from residence at 3824 O’Leary Ave., Oct. 26.

Identity fraud



Almeda Plogman, 48, 9420 Locust Pike, drug abuse instrument, operating vehicle under influence, Oct. 5. Samuel Henderson Jr., 27, 126 Revere Ave., drug abuse, Oct. 6. Juvenile, 17, drug abuse, Oct. 7. Salvatore Bruscato, 18, 5873 Bomark Court, drug paraphernalia, Oct. 7. Joann M. Lawrence, 23, 7112 Shawnee Run, operating vehicle under influence, criminal trespass, Oct. 11. Timothy D. Miller, 42, 7814 Mapleleaf, criminal trespass, Oct. 5.

Reported at 5300 Kennedy Ave., Oct. 11. Female reported at View Pointe Drive, Oct. 7.


Trailer valued at $1,970 removed at 4019 Plainville Road, Oct. 6. Phone valued at $206 removed at 3430 Highland Ave., Oct. 5.



Travis Allison Nabors, 61, 4394 Oakwood Ave., child endangering, Oct. 14. Mary Craig Nabors, 39, 4394 Oakwood Ave., child endangering, Oct. 14. Beverly L. Jackson, 32, 1875 Hawkins Ave., Cincinnati, receiving stolen property, driving under suspension, failure to reinstate opera-


Incidents/investigations Misuse of credit card

Male stated card used with no authorization at 6498 Old Barn, Oct. 13.

Passing bad check

Male received bad check; $1,119 at



7202 Camargo Greene, Oct. 13.


Building entered and machine, currency valued at $470 removed at 7811 Palace Drive, Oct. 5. Building entered at 7101 Lynnfield Court, Oct. 5.


Personal checks of unknown value removed at 4090 E. Galbraith Road, Oct. 14.


Kaycie Biggs, 22, 6542 Murray Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Oct. 12. Nicholas Taylor, 23, 8061 Winters Lane, disorderly conduct at 10813 Montgomery Road, Oct. 13. David Hiatt, 19, 9611 Belleview Ave., underage consumption at Sycamore Road and Lancaster Road, Oct. 12. Jovani Rosas, no age given, no address, disorderly conduct, obstruction of official business, falsification at Fields Ertel, Oct. 18. Juvenile female, 15, theft at 7913 Montgomery Road, Oct. 12. Sarah Phair, 20, 6385 Paxton Guinea Road, theft at 7895 Montgomery Road, Oct. 14. Juvenile Female, 16, theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Oct. 7. Virgil Nida, 55, 2121 Vine St., operating motor vehicle intoxicated at Montgomery Road and I275, Oct. 15. Timothy Burns, 26, 3358 Twilght Drive, possession of marijuana at 7999 Montgomery Road, Oct. 17. James Williams, 27, 425 N. 9th St., theft at 7913 US 22, Oct. 5. Jamie Lay, 30, 6830 Schuster Court, drug possession, resisting arrest at 8109 Reading Road, Oct. 8. Pamela Harris, 52, 1669 Jonathan Ave., theft at 7875 Montgomery Road, Oct. 5. Donald Goodrich, 38, 3192 W. Tower Ave., aggravated menacing at 7875 US 22, Oct. 1. Ashley Wethinton-Warner, 24, 621 Mcalphin, theft at 8540 Kenwood Road, Oct. 3.

Criminal damaging

Vehicle window damaged at 8375 Plainfield Road, Oct. 4.

Passing bad checks, forgery, theft Theft

Sunglasses valued at $350 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Oct. 11. Temporary license plate removed from vehicle at 7875 Montgomery Road, Oct. 10. iPod valued at $158 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Oct. 11. Leaf blower, trimmers valued at $1,430 removed at 7300 Dearwester, Oct. 12. Steel piping and fittings of unknown value removed at 7225 Edington Drive, Oct. 13. Coyote decoys valued at $200 removed at 11532 Deerfield Road, Oct. 7. Cell phones valued at $939.98 removed at 7875 Montgomery Road, Oct. 10. Camera, GPS and memory card valued at $429 removed at 7311 Vinnedge Court, Oct. 7. Ring valued at $7,000 removed at 7300 Dearwester, Oct. 6. Golf clubs, bag of unknown value removed at 8189 Millview Drive, Oct. 9. Jewelry valued at $60 removed at 8196 Millview Drive, Oct. 10. Check card and checks of unknown value removed at 4230 Williams Drive, Oct. 3. GPS unit valued at $300 removed at 7200 Quailhollow Drive, Oct. 5. $200 removed at 7310 Vinnedge Court, Oct. 5.

Unauthorized use of a vehicle

Vehicle used without consent at 8068 Hosbrook Road, Oct. 1.


5489 Ehrling Road: PNC Bank N.A. to Birkley Jason; $55,000. 5745 Windridge View: Sowders Gretchen Tr to Potter Jake E.; $245,000. 7707 Ashley View Drive: Lee Eric M. & Rima C. to Schlafman Mark E.; $425,000.


3840 Oleary Ave.: Elsbrock Anthony & Susan to Castiglione Michael; $147,000. 4013 Matson Ave.: Mason Darla L. to Knight Melissa L.; $125,000. 4249 Duneden Ave.: Crain Tyler L. to Kirby Kristopher; $121,000. 7821 Gail Drive: Koch Adam D. & Andrea S. to Mckeown Denny; $144,000. 7837 Matson Court: Piatt David & Megan to Vaccari Robert D.; $156,500.




The Doolin House Bed & Breakfast

Somerset, Kentucky’s Premiere Inn Located Just Minutes from Lake Cumberland


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

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

For more information, Visit the website at: or call 606-678-9494

DESTIN. Edgewater Beach Condos on the Gulf. 1-3 BR, beachfront, pvt balconies, FREE wi-fi, beach set-up & fitness center. New massage/facial salon, 2 pools (1 heated), area golf & deep sea fishing. $20 gift cert to poolside grill (weekly renters, in season). Pay for 3, 4 or 5 nights & receive one additional night free! 800-8224929,


4247 South Ave.: Trotter Neil & Dorene L. to Deutsche Bank National; $82,000. 6936 Home St.: Roehm Shirley @(9) to Roehm Shirley @(7); $9,119.


10843 Montgomery Road: Standard Oil Co. The to 10843 Montgomery; $255,988. 10943 Barrington Court: Moksin Alexander M. to Shrimpton Michael Christi; $140,000. 11987 Seventh Ave.: Lac Hong Chi & Xuen P. Huang to Lac Vi Chi; $98,000. 7137 Silver Crest Drive: Gebell Lori A. to Tepe Timothy R.; $123,500. 7280 Galbraith Road: Hart Elaine M. to Mazur Daniel Oren; $95,000. 8333 Wexford Ave.: HosOn the Web mer Jean M. to Hosmer Glenn E.; $95,000. Compare home sales on your block, on 8535 Donegal Drive: your street and in your neighborhood at: Evans Mark H & Annette C. to Wesselkamper Paul J.; $126,000. 8624 Pine Road: Theriot Moise J. & Patricia K. to Shah Jacquelyn A.; $112,000.




Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent & Relax. Nr Destin, between famous Seaside & Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials. 1-800-537-5387

BROWN COUNTY Revive and renew in comfort with a visit to Indiana’s autumn haven and family playground! Comfort Inn, in the ! of all of Nashville’s attractions. 812-988-6118


EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Disney. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513

GULF COAST condo on Tampa Bay. Private golf club, fishing pier, Bradenton area. Available November thru April 2010. Pictures & details: • 513-207-4334

HUDSON. Small private 2 BR wa terfront home. Perfect for 2-3 people. Winter retreat with gulf view, good fishing, 30 min. to Clearwater. Avail. Dec., Jan. & Feb. Local owner. Great monthly rates! 513-237-9672


SANIBEL ISLAND Quality, beachfront condos. Excellent service! Great rates! 1-888-451-7277

LEELANAU VACATION RENTALS Over 120 condos, cottages and homes on Lake Michigan, Glen Lake and other inland lakes. Call 231-334-6100 or visit

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

NORTH CAROLINA EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 1-252-354-5555 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty

SOUTH CAROLINA SEABROOK EXCLUSIVES Villas & Private Homes. Ocean, golf, tennis, equestrian. Pet friendly rentals. Free brochure. Book online! 888-718-7949.

TENNESSEE Bonita Springs. A "Bit of Paradise" awaits you! Luxury 2 BR, 2 BA condo with all resort amenities. Call now for special reduced winter rates! Local owner, 513-520-5094

$81,500. 7243 Thomas Drive: Morris Dana M. to Michele Stanley Homes LLC; $71,000.

513.768.8285 or

Feature of the Week leads you to NW Florida’s Beach Vacation Rentals along the beaches of South Walton. Luxurious gulf-front homes, seaside condos and cottages. Dune Allen Realty, 50 yrs of excellent service and accommodations. 888-267-2121 or visit

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

5711 Windridge Drive: Mauldin Randal K. & Amanda K. to Schroeder Amy K.; $550,000. 5711 Windridge Drive: Mauldin Randal K. & Amanda K. to Schroeder Amy K.; $550,000. 6828 Juniperview Lane: Johnson Jessica to Mangelson John J.; $197,500. 7129 Sanoma Ave.: Mossman Craig A. to Buckhead Homes Inc.;

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ANNA MARIA ISLAND, FL Book now for Jan/Feb Special to be in this wonderful Paradise! Great fall rates, $499/week. 513-236-5091

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Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering

Unlisted taken from vehicle at 6859 Meadowdale, Oct. 6. Unlisted taken from vehicle at 7913 Mapleleaf, Oct. 8. Wallet taken at 7677 Golf Terrace, Oct. 10. CDs and DVDs taken from Half Price Books; $100 at 8118 Montgomery, Oct. 15.

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Clearwater/Indian Rocks Beach GULF BEACH’S BEST VALUE! Beach front condo, 2 BR, 2 BA, pool. Thanksgivng • X-mas • 513-770-4243

CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2br, 2ba Gulf Front condo. Heated pool, balcny. Call for holi day specials! 513-771-1373, 2603208

SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo. Our complex is just 20 feet to one of the World’s Best Rated Beaches! Bright and airy, nicely appointed. All amenities. Cinci owner, 513-232-4854

1-7 Affordable, Deluxe Chalets & Cabin Rentals. Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. Vacation/Dollywood Specials. Free brochure. Call 1-800-833-9987.


A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. A Beautiful Luxury Log Cabin Resort minutes from Dollywood & Pigeon Forge! Great amenities, pet friendly cabins. Excellent rates! Call now or visit us online 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366) CHALET VILLAGE Cozy cabins to luxurious chalets Fully furnished, hot tubs, pool tables. Check SPECIALS, availability and book online 24/7, or call 1-800-722-9617 GATLINBURG. Affordable rates. Fully furnished. 1-8 bdrms. Chalets, Cabins, Privacy, Views, Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, Fireplaces. 1-800-235-2661

GATLINBURG Festival of Lights Luxury cabins on trout streams. 4 nts/$333.33 • 5 nts/$444.44 (excludes holidays). Decorated for Christmas! 800-404-3370 Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

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