Experience, Celebrate and Remember Life’s Important Moments You & your guests will be delighted by our park-like atmosphere, cathedral ceilings and wooded views. Accommodations for 20-225 guests are available for your next event. • Birthdays • Showers • Business Meetings
• Engagements • Anniversaries • Rehearsal Dinners • Reunions • Wedding Receptions • Retirement
Nathanael Greene Lodge at Veteran’s park
6394 Wesselman Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45248 • (513) 598-3100
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6303 Harrison Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45247-7818 Administration 574-4848 Kevin T. Celarek, Administrator Jennifer Triantaﬁlou, Executive Assistant Department of Fire/EMS 574-0474 Douglas J. Witsken. Chief of Fire/EMS Department of Public Services & Parks 574-8832 Joe Lambing, Director of Public Services Police Department Ofﬁces 574-0007 Bart West, Chief of Police 574-4848 Northeast G.T. Zoning & Development Adam Goetzman, Zoning Administrator & Director of Development Zoning Inspection ............................................................. 946-4473
NATHANAEL GREENE LODGE
6394 Wesselman Road, 45248.................................................... 598-3100 Cindy Tabler, Manager
SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER
3620 Epley Road, Cincinnati, OH 45247 ................................... 385-3780 Allison Detzel, Manager
HAMILTON COUNTY REGIONAL PLANNING & RURAL ZONING
County Administration Building, Room 807 138 E. Court Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202................................ 946-4501 Michael Burman, Zoning Inspector .................................. 946-4473 Aviation Noise Direct Assistance Line ............................ (859) 767-7020 Green Township Concerts/Special Events Hotline ................... 598-3089 Green Township Web Site Address www.greentwp.org
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Bicentennial Park 2885 Diehl Road Blue Rock Park 3010 Blue Rock Bosken Park 5260 Leona Kuliga Park 6717 Bridgetown Veterans Park 6231 Harrison West Fork Park 4764 West Fork
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Rocky Boiman David Linnenberg Green Township Trustee
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CONTENTS Cincinnati Children’s new center ..........4 How to reach township officials ...........5 Schools and career centers directory ...6 Where to worship .....................................9 Senior Center activities-abundant......10 List of local organizations.....................10 We boast two public libraries ..............11 Things to do, places to go.....................12 Lodge renovated for weddings...........13 Explore the township’s parks ...............14 Calendar of events ..................................15
ON THE COVER CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: » 2013 Green Township Kite Fly at Veterans Park. JENNIE KEY/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
» Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center opened its new neighborhood location in Green Township on April 29. PROVIDED/CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
» The Green Township fire station’s 2012 Christmas tree. PROVIDED/RUSS RUBERG
» 2012 Kids Fun Day at Veterans Park. PROVIDED/GREEN TOWNSHIP
» The walking track at Veteran’s Park. PROVIDED/GREEN TOWNSHIP
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The newest Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s neighborhood location opened in Green Township on April 29. The 80,000-square-foot center was designed and built by the Moody-Nolan architecture and design firm, and Turner Construction. Urgent care is among the center’s extensive range of services. PROVIDED
NEW CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S CONNECTS WITH COMMUNITY By Neva Martin Contributor
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center continues to build on its reputation for improving child health and delivering care to area neighborhoods. Ranked third in the nation among all Honor Roll hospitals in U.S. News and World Report’s 2012 Best Children’s Hospitals, it opened its latest facility on April 29 at 5899 Harrison Ave. in Green Township. The new center is one of nine outpatient locations, with Cincinnati Children’s main campus at 3333 Burnet Ave. in St. Bernard. Danielle Jones, media relations associate, said the new 80,000-square-foot facility reflects Cincinnati Children’s
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commitment to improve access to care and convenience for patients and families. “There are no inpatient beds for the location, but urgent care services will be provided,” Jones said. “Urgent care will be offered after hours and on weekends.” The center also has an extensive range of pediatric medical and surgical specialty clinics; laboratory and radiology services; plus occupational, physical and speech therapy, she added. “Cincinnati Children’s expects more than 50,000 patient encounters in 2013 and 300,000 during its first five years of operation” at the Green Township facility, Jones said. Char Mason, vice president
of Cincinnati Children’s Patient Services, said the new location will offer a wider array of services than the Harrison, Ohio, location, which closed when the Green Township site opened. “The services at Green Township are similar to many of our other neighborhood locations,” Mason said. “Services at Green Township that are not provided at all of our other sites include urgent care and MRI. (It) will serve patients from all areas throughout the Tristate area as patients and families are welcome to receive services at any of the Cincinnati Children’s locations.” She said the Green Township location was designed with See CHILDREN’S, Page 8
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HOW TO REACH YOUR GREEN TOWNSHIP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS Green Township is governed by three elected township trustees: Chairman Rocky Boiman; Trustee David Linnenberg; and Trustee Tony Rosiello. The township also has an elected fiscal officer, Tom Straus. Kevin Celarek is the administrator. The trustees meet monthly at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday at the Administrative Complex. Exception: 2013’s final meeting is Dec. 9.
DEPARTMENT HEADS AND CONTACT INFORMATION Fire/EMS Department Chief Douglas J. Witsken 513-574-0474; emergency, 911
Police Department Police Chief Bart West 513-574-0007; emergency, 911
Public Services & Parks Department Joe Lambing, Director 513-574-8832
Township Planning and Zoning Department Adam Goetzman, Assistant Administrator and Development Director; 513-574-4848 Administration, Fire/EMS, Police, Public Services and Parks offices are located in the Green Township Administrative Complex, 6303 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45247-7818. Administration Office phone: 513-574-4848
Green Township operates a full-service police department headed by Chief Bart West, located at 6303 Harrison Ave. The township employs 33 fulltime officers. Additionally, 12 sheriff deputies serve Green Township. For non-emergency questions or other requests, call the police administrative office at 513-574-0007, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
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The Green Township Administration Building, at 6303 Harrison Ave., is home to the Administration, Fire/EMS, Police, and Public Services and Parks departments. PROVIDED
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SCHOOLS AND CAREER CENTERS LISTINGS PUBLIC SCHOOLS Oak Hills Local School District District office 6325 Rapid Run Road Cincinnati 45233 Phone: 513-574-3200 oakhills.k12.oh.us
Oak Hills High School 3200 Ebenezer Road Cincinnati 45248 Phone: 513-922-2300 Fax: 513-922-4900 ohlsd.us/ohhs
Northwest Local School District District office 240 Banning Road Cincinnati 45239 Phone: 513-923-1000 www.nwlsd.org
Colerain High School 8801 Cheviot Road Cincinnati 45251 Phone: 513-385-6424 Fax: 513-741-5032 www.nwlsd.org
White Oak Middle School
Bridgetown Middle School 3900 Race Road Cincinnati 45211 Phone: 513-574-3511 Fax: 513-574-6689 oakhills.k12.oh.us/bridgetown
J.F. Dulles Elementary 6481 Bridgetown Road Cincinnati 45248 Phone: 513-574-3443 Fax: 513-574-3182 oakhills.k12.oh.us/dulles
Oakdale Elementary 3850 Virginia Court Cincinnati 45248 Phone: 513-574-1100 Fax: 513-574-5116 oakhills.k12.oh.us/oakdale
Springmyer Elementary 4179 Ebenezer Road Cincinnati 45248 Phone: 513-574-1205 Fax: 513-574-1206 oakhills.k12.oh.us/springmyer
3130 Jessup Road Cincinnati 45239 Phone: 513-741-4300 Fax: 513-741-0717 www.nwlsd.org
Monfort Heights Elementary 3711 West Fork Road Cincinnati 45247 Phone: 513-389-1570 Fax: 513-389-1572 www.nwlsd.org
Cincinnati Public School District Covedale Elementary 5130 Sidney Road Cincinnati 45238 Phone: 513-363-1700 Fax: 513-363-1720 covedale.cps-k12.org
CAREER CENTERS Diamond Oaks Career Development Campus 6375 Harrison Ave. Cincinnati 45247
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Oak Hills High School students celebrate the first day of the 2012-13 school year. PROVIDED Phone: 513-574-1300 Fax: 513-574-3953 www.greatoaks.com
Northwest School District Career Centers Phone: 513-923-1000
PRIVATE/PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS HIGH SCHOOLS Elder High School 3900 Vincent Ave. Cincinnati 45205 Phone: 513-921-3744 Fax: 513-921-8123 www.elderhs.org
La Salle High School 3091 North Bend Road Cincinnati 45239 Phone: 513-741-3000 Fax: 513-741-2666 www.cincinnatilasalle.net
McAuley High School 6000 Oakwood Ave. Cincinnati 45224 Phone: 513-681-1800 Fax: 513-681-1802 www.mcauleyhs.net
Mother of Mercy 3036 Werk Road Cincinnati 45211 Phone: 513-661-2740 Fax: 513-661-1842 www.motherofmercy.org
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St. Ursula Academy
1339 E. McMillan St. Cincinnati 45206 Phone: 513-961-3410 Fax: 513-961-3856 www.saintursula.org
5425 Julmar Drive Cincinnati 45238 Phone: 513-922-2500 Fax: 513-922-5519 www.saintantoninus.org
St. Bernard Taylor Creek
600 W. North Bend Road Cincinnati 45224 Phone: 513-761-7600 Fax: 513-761-3811 www.stxavier.org
7115 Springdale Road Cincinnati 45247 Phone: 513-353-4224 Fax: 513-353-3958 www.stbernardtc.org
Seton High School
St. Ignatius Loyola
3901 Glenway Ave. Cincinnati 45205 Phone: 513-471-2600 Fax: 513-471-0529 www.setoncincinnati.org
5222 North Bend Road Cincinnati 45247 Phone: 513-389-3242 Fax: 513-389-3255 www.sainti.org
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St. James the Greater
Our Lady of Lourdes 5835 Glenway Ave. Cincinnati 45238 Phone: 513-347-2660 Fax: 513-347-2663 www.lourdes.org
Our Lady of Visitation 3180 South Road Cincinnati 45248 Phone: 513-347-2222 Fax: 513-347-2225 olvisitation.org/school
St. Aloysius Gonzaga 4390 Bridgetown Road Cincinnati 45211 Phone: 513-574-4035 Fax: 513-574-5421 www.saintals.org
6111 Cheviot Road Cincinnati 45247 Phone: 513-741-5333 Fax: 513-741-5312 www.stjameswo.org
St. Jude School 5940 Bridgetown Road Cincinnati 45248 Phone: 513-598-2100 Fax: 513-598-2118 www.stjudebridgetown.org
St. Martin of Tours 3729 Harding Ave. Cincinnati 45211 Phone: 513-661-7609 Fax: 513-661-8102 www.saintmartin.org/school m
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Green Township has three standing development review bodies charged with an oversight or advisory role in the development review and approval process. They are the Northeast Green Township Zoning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Land Use Planning Committee. The Zoning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals have jurisdiction over zoning matters in the Northeast (Monfort Heights and White Oak) portion of Green Township, where there is township zoning. The rest of the township has zoning administered by the Hamilton County Rural Zoning Commission. The Green Township Land Use Planning Committee is responsible for providing citizen input in Land Use matters advising the trustees in specific cases where changes in the Land Use Plan are considered. For more information about these committees contact the Green Township
Northeast Green Township Zoning Commission The Northeast Green Township (NEGT) Zoning Commission is an appointed five-member body responsible for reviewing zone change requests, PUD applications, and periodic review and updates of the Zoning Resolution. All members of the committee must live within the NEGT Zoning District. Members: Larry Willey, Marcia Pies, Teresa M. Bamberger, Steve Rueve and Chairman Robert Bigner.
Green Township Board of Zoning Appeals The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) is also an appointed fivemember body of NEGT Zoning District residents. The BZA is responsible for hearing zoning appeals and conditional use applications. The Board of Zoning Appeals hears cases where interested individuals seek relief
or variances from specific conditions of the zoning code as they apply to their property. All Zoning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals cases are heard at the township administration building in the evenings. Hearings are scheduled as needed throughout the year. If you live within close proximity to a property that is subject to either a zone change or variance request you will be notified by mail prior to the meeting. Members: Don Cox, Joe Knab, Carl Seng, Joseph P. Crowley and John Rathkamp.
Green Township Land Use Planning Committee The Green Township Land Use Planning Committee (LUPC) reviews land use matters throughout the township. The LUPC is a 13-member diverse body of “citizen planners” charged with advising the Green Township Board of Trustees on land use matters. Members: Karl Mohaupt, Bill
Myles, Mike Mestemaker, Steve Leesman, Marc Baverman, Chairman Larry Wiley, Jay Chamberlain, Craig Ambercrombie, Mike O’Donnell, Richard Hoehn and Steve Schinkal.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Animals/Nature » 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 and 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 in-
formation, call the zoo’s education department at 513-5597752, email email@example.com, or visit www.cincinnatizoo.org. » 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 1-866981-2251 and leave your name and phone. Visit www.ggrand.org. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org. » League For Animal Welfare – A no-kill shelter needs volunteers 16 and older to help socialize cats, and 18 and older to socialize and walk dogs. Other opportunities available. Call 513-735-2299, ext. 3. » Save the Animals Foundation – Needs people 18 and older to staff its shelter for homeless cats and dogs. Call
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input from West Side community members. One example is the inside artwork from area students, families and professionals. “The facility was designed to welcome kids and families to a nonthreatening environment and exhibits natural light, a wide array of color, alternative furniture design, distractions for the patients and ease of way-finding,” Mason added. Rocky Boiman, chair-
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man of the Green Township Board of Trustees, said Cincinnati Children’s reached out to the Green Township community last year, sponsoring Kids Fun Day. “Kids Fun Day began in 2009 as a special event for the Green Township Bicentennial,” said Boiman “This was such a huge success … the trustees decided to make it an annual event. Last year, we were lucky enough to have Cincinnati Children’s sponsor the event and they will continue sponsorship again this year.” Kids Fun Day takes place Saturday, Aug. 31,
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at Veterans Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free family event will feature activities, games and displays from local organizations, including Cincinnati Public Library, VFW Post 10380, along with Green Township fire, police and Kiwanis groups. “It’s a great way to connect with community families in a fun and positive way,” Boiman added. Tori Ames, Cincinnati Children’s community relations manager, agreed. “Investing in events like Kids Fun Day allows us to partner directly with families to keep kids healthy,” Ames said. “We look forward to a strong partnership with children, families and the administrators of Green Township and the West Side.” m
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513-378-0300 for cats and 513588-6609 for dogs. » Tri-State County Animal Response Team (CART) – Is at 11216 Gideon Lane in Sycamore Township. Meetings are open to the public. Visit www.tristatecart.com for monthly subjects or more information. Call 513-7028373.
» Change a life – Volunteer to tutor an adult with low-level literacy skills or GED preparation. Call 513-621-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 513-621-7323. Or email Jayne Martin Dressing at email@example.com. » The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati’s College Readiness Program – Inspires and encourages teens of color toward paths of success. Looking for caring professionals who want to make a difference, and for young people who can
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The bounce house is just one of the many fun activities families enjoy at Kids Fun Day. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital will sponsor the event again this year from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at Veterans Park. PROVIDED 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, and 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, 513-961-3510. Or visit myy.org. » YMCA – The Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA is looking for volunteer trail guides for school groups. Call 513-932-1424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
» Business Volunteers for the Arts (BVA) – BVA is accepting applications from business professionals with at least three years’ experience who are 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 513-8712787.
» 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 513-2412600. » Cincinnati Museum Center – Needs volunteers to work in all three museums – Cincinnati History Museum; Museum of Natural History and Science; and Duke Energy Children’s Museum – and special exhibits. Call 513-287-7025.
» American Diabetes Association – Seeks volunteers in its area office Downtown for clerical support, filling requests for educational materials from phone requests, data entry, special-events support and coordinating the Health Fair. Call 513-759-9330. » 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. Call 513-281-4048. Or email email@example.com. m
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PLACES OF WORSHIP » Oak Hills Assembly of God, 6453 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati 45248; phone: 513-574-7800
» Faith Fellowship Church, 6734 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati 45248; phone: 513-598-6734; www.goffc.org. Pastor: John Wodetzki » First Baptist Church of Dent, 6384 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati 45247; phone: 513-574-6411. Pastor: Charles Russell » Immanuel at Lakewood Baptist Church, 4008 Westwood-Northern Blvd., Cincinnati 45211; phone: 513-662-7729. Pastor: Charles Russell
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» Western Hills Brethren in Christ Church, 2815 Robert Ave., Cincinnati 45211; phone: 513662-6247
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» Bridgetown Church of Christ, 3854 Race Road, Cincinnati 45211; phone: 513-574-1111; www.my-church.com. Pastor: Nathan Hardesty » Cleves Church of Christ, 45 Pontius Ave., Cleves 45002; phone: 513-941-0259 » Western Hills Church of Christ, 5064 Sidney Road, Cincinnati 45238; phone: 513-251-2232; www.thewhcc.com. Pastor: Dan Lang
» New Hope Community Church, 3707 Edgewood Drive; phone: 513-661-2428; www.visitnewhope.org. Pastor: Brian Hoehler
» Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 5841 Werk Road, Cincinnati
45248; phone: 513-922-5590; www.gloriadeielca.org » Grace Lutheran Church, 3628 Boudinot Ave., Cincinnati, 45211; phone: 513-661-5166; www.gracemin.org » Peace Lutheran Church, 1451 Ebenezer Road, Cincinnati 45233; phone: 513-941-5177; www.peacechurchlink.com. Pastor: Larry Rodencal
» City on a Hill, 3315 Boomer Road, Cincinnati 45247; phone: 513-661-7978; www.cityonahill.com. Pastors: Bill and Jill Price
» Oak Hills Presbyterian Church, 6233 Werk Road. Cincinnati 45248; phone: 513-922-5448; www.oakhillspc.com. Pastor: Jerry Hill » Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati 45211; phone: 513661-6846; www.wfpc.org. Pastor: Steve Gorman
» Our Lady of Lourdes, 2832 Rosebud Drive, Cincinnati 45238; phone: 513-922-0715; www.lourdes.org. Pastor: David Sunberg » Our Lady of the Visitation, 3172 South Road, Cincinnati 45248; phone: 513-922-2056; www.olvisitation.org » St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, 4366 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati 45211; phone: 513-574-4840; www.saintals.org. Pastor: Michael Hay » St. Antoninus Church, 1500 Linneman Road, Cincinnati 45238; phone: 513-922-5400; www.saintantoninus.org. Pastor: Chris Armstrong » St. Bernard Church of Taylor Creek, 7130 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati 45247; phone: 513353-4207; stbernardtc.catholic-
Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Church on South Road in Mack, a Green Township community.
web.com. Pastor: Don Siciliano » St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, 222 North Bend Road, Cincinnati 45247; phone: 513-661-6565; www.sainti.org. Pastor: Peter St. George » St. James the Greater Church, 3565 Hubble Road, Cincinnati 45247; phone: 513-741-5300; www.stjameswhiteoak.com. Pastor: Thomas C. Nolker » St. Jude Church, 5924 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati 45248; phone: 513-574-1230; www.stjudebridgetown.org. Pastor: Eric Bowman » St. Martin of Tours Church, 3720 St. Martin’s Place, Cincinnati 45211; phone: 513-661-2000; www.saintmartin. org
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
» Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 4418 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati 45211; phone: 513574-4208; www.pilgrim-ucc.org. Pastor: David Bucey
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» Monfort Heights United Methodist Church, 3682 West Fork Road, Cincinnati 45247; phone: 513-481-8699; www.mhumc.org. Pastor: Dr. John Daniels » Oak Hills United Methodist Church, 6069 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati 45248; phone: 513574-1641 » Westwood United Methodist Church, 3460 Epworth Ave., Cincinnati 45211; phone: 513661-3139; www.wumc.cc. Pastor: Dr. Lee Strawhun
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OTHER DENOMINATIONS/ NONDENOMINATIONAL » Evangelical Fellowship Chapel, 3267 Jessup Road, Cincinnati 45239; phone: 513-923-4547 » Joy Community Church, 5000 North Bend Road, Cincinnati 45211; phone: 513-662-4569; www.joycommunitychurch.org. Pastor: Dave Story » Impact Church, 6420 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati, 45248; phone: 513-353-2293; www.impactwest.com. Pastor: Greg McDaniel » St. John’s Westminster Union Church, 1085 Neeb Road, Cincinnati 45233; phone: 513-3474613; www.sjwuc.org. Pastor: Dr. Kathy Barlow-Westmoreland » White Oak Chapel, 3260 North Bend Road, Cincinnati 45239; phone: 513-662-6220; www.whiteoakchapel.org. Pastor: The Rev. Joseph Kostelnik m
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SENIOR CENTER The Green Township Senior Center, located at 3620 Epley Road, is available for rentals to celebrate special occasions. The senior center can accommodate up to 200 people. For more information regarding rentals of the facility please call Allison Detzel, senior center manager, at 513-385-3780. The senior center offers many programs and services to township residents over the age of 55. New members are always welcome to visit the center weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You don’t have to be a resident of Green Township to become a member; we offer associate member-
ships for those who reside outside the township. If you are interested in becoming a member or an associate member please feel free to call President Lynn Case at 513-385-3780 for more information. Green Township Senior Citizens Inc. meets at 1 p.m. at the center the first Monday of each month for its general membership meeting. Also on the first Monday of the month, we typically have free luncheons that are sponsored by several different groups in the area and served at noon. Anyone interested in the free luncheon must sign up beforehand so a count can be given to the
Members of the Green Township Senior Citizens Inc. meet at 1 p.m. the first Monday of the month. PROVIDED
sponsors. The Green Township Senior Center offers the following services and activities: » The seniors sponsor a theme dance from 7-11 p.m. the second Saturday of each month, except January and December. The center also sponsors
a dinner with entertainment from 6-9 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month. » Art, ceramics, woodcarving, card making, one-stroke painting, quilting and crocheting are part of the crafts groups. Classes to keep seniors active and
healthy include: chair yoga, exercise to music, Zumba, hiking, cornhole, chair volleyball, arthritis exercise, Wii bowling, TOPS and pattern-dancing classes. » Also every month, the book-of-the-month club, free movie and the the ladies of the Red Hat Society meet. Pinochle, bridge, euchre, poker, mahjong, bingo and 500 card games, and billiards are also available. The center also has a notary public available Fridays 12:30-3 p.m. » Green Township Senior Center now offers Congregate Meals on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon. Attendance is 25-45 people each day. The suggested donation for each meal is See SENIORS, Page 15
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Wesselman Road. Visit www.greentownship dems.org for more information.
Green Township Police Citizens Academy Alumni Inc.
Bridgetown Baseball Association Sports: Baseball and softball Contact: 513-598-4546 www.bridgetownbaseball.org J.B. Yeager Baseball Post 199 Contact: Tom Scott, 513-608-6347 www.eteamz.active.com/ jbyeager-post199/index.cfm
Soccer Oak Hills Soccer Contact: 888-721-0114 www.oakhillssoccer.org Cincinnati West Soccer Club cincinnatiwestsoccer.com
VARIOUS SPORTS St. Aloysius Gonzaga Athletic Association Baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, softball, track and volleyball www.saintals.org/athletics St. Jude Boosters Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, golf, soccer, softball, volleyball and wrestling Contact: 513-574-1230 www.stjudebridgetown.org
Bridgetown Baseball Association 2012 team players. PROVIDED
Our Lady of Lourdes Athletic Club Baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, track and volleyball Contact: 513-922-0715 www.lourdes.org
White Oak Athletic Baseball, basketball, softball and soccer Contact: 513-929-2050 www.woac.org
St. Antoninus Athletic Club Baseball, basketball, football, golf, soccer, softball, track and volleyball www.saintantoninus.org
Green Township Democratic Club
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A nonprofit organization working in cooperation with the Green Township Police Department to improve the safety and quality of life in the township through educational programs, community activities and volunteer opportunities. Members must have successfully completed the Citizens Police Academy. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Administration Building. Annual dues are $10. For more information, call Carole Hendy Polychroniou at 513-574-7005.
Green Township Historical Association Preserves, promotes and interprets Green Township history. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September and November at the Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road. President is Paul Ruffing. For more information call 513-5749909.
Green Township Republican Club Meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road. Call Tony Upton, 513-574- 8700.
Green Township Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10380 A charitable, fraternal, educational, benevolent and patriotic organization that meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at the Nathanael Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road. Commander is Mike Donnelly, 513- 941-1828.
Kiwanis Club of Cheviot-Westwood A community service organization that sponsors the annual Harvest Home Fair, the proceeds of which are given to the community, with an emphasis on youth. Meetings are noon luncheons Tuesdays at the Westwood First Presbyterian Church, 3011 Harrison Ave., featuring a speaker on informative, timely topics. President is Laureen Niehaus Beckner. Call secretary Marilyn Ward, 513-961-9242.
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PROUD HOME TO TWO PUBLIC LIBRARIES By Dave Etienne Contributor
Libraries are a tremendous asset to any community, and Green Township is lucky enough to have two great branches within its limits. The Green Township Branch, located at 6525 Bridgetown Road next door to Dulles Elementary School, and the Monfort Heights Branch, at 3825 West Fork Road just west of the intersection of North Bend and West Fork, offer more than books to the residents of Green Township and surrounding neighborhoods. According to Kathleen Taylor, senior branch manager for Green Township location, “In 2012, the Green Township Branch circulated 476,257 items, offered 570 programs with an attendance of 16,784, and had 213,667 people visit the library.” And Lisa Cappel, branch manager for Monfort Heights, offered similar statistics: “Monfort Heights circulated over 275,959 items in 2012, with 120,377 patron visits throughout the year. We presented 325 programs last year with over 5,862 in attendance.” We all think of books when we hear the word library, and while a wide selection of books, periodicals and reference materials are available at the two locations, today’s libraries have really become centers of community activity, driving educational and social interaction. “We’ve begun to offer craft programs every other month and history lectures in the opposite months,” explained Taylor. “In addition to crafts and lectures, we also offer monthly movies,
Taylor Meier of Bridgetown works on a coloring craft alongside Rufus the Reading Dog at the Green Township Branch Library. PROVIDED/PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CINCINNATI AND HAMILTON COUNTY
Preschool story time at the Monfort Heights branch is Wednesday mornings at 10:30. In addition to sharing books, activities include music, crafts and play. PROVIDED
book clubs, a genealogy program and a knitting program.” Pamela Healy, senior children’s librarian at the Green Township Branch, added: “We offer a variety of teen programs every month but our biggest is the Battle of the Bands, in August. This is a way for our young customers to showcase their musical talent. And we offer weekly story times for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Of course, the Summer Reading Program is a big hit every year for customers of all ages.” Monfort Heights offers equally eclectic programming. “One wellattended summer program last year was the Holly Hill petting zoo,” said Cappel. “Other programs last year included a Halloween Food Fear Factor program and sumSee LIBRARIES, Page 12
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mer crafts. Adults attended Couponing and Drugstore Savings programs offered by Andrea Deckard of Savings Lifestyle, as well as a Taste of Fall cooking program and a Social Security seminar.” Marsha Stewart, Monfort Heights children’s librarian, outlined some of the plans for future children’s programming. “Upcoming events this summer include a Happy 75th Birthday, Superman! program, a magic show, a Captain Underpants (a popular children’s book character) party and many more. And our systemwide Summer Reading program has a superhero theme this year – Power Up: Read!” Both libraries offer services in addition to regular programming, ranging from practice GED tests and faxing to Hamilton County Job & Family Services, to providing a meeting room to non-profit groups and individuals, and voter registration. Computers with Internet access and the most popular Microsoft Office applications are also available. Taylor summed up the library experience this way: “While some may feel that the library is becoming obsolete in this digital age, our system and its services are more highly used than ever.” To discover the wealth of free resources that are available, visit website cincinnatilibrary.org. l
Green Township Library Phone: 513-369-6095 www.cincinnatilibrary.org » Literary Latte Morning Book Club meets the second Friday of the month at 10:30 a.m. » Historically Speaking Book Club meets the fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Monfort Heights Library Phone: 513-369-4472 www.cincinnatilibrary.org » Monfort Heights Library Book Club meets the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Green Township Senior Center Book Club Phone: 513-385-3780 At the Senior Center the third Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m.
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» Aston Oaks Golf Club 1 Aston Oaks Drive North Bend 45052 Phone: 513-467-0070 » Deer Run Country Club 7414 Pickway Drive Cincinnati 45233 Phone: 513-941-8000 » Delhi Hills Par 3 1344 Ebenezer Road Cincinnati 45233 Phone: 513-941-9827 » Dunham 4400 Guerley Road Cincinnati 45238 Phone: 513-251-1157 » Hillview Golf Course 6954 Wesselman Road Cleves 45002 Phone: 513-574-6670 » Neumann Golf Course 7215 Bridgetown Road Cincinnati 45248
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Phone: 513-574-1320 » Woodland 5820 Muddy Creek Road Cincinnati 45233 Phone: 513-451-4408 » Western Hills Country Club 5780 Cleves Warsaw Pike Cincinnati 45233 Phone: 513-922-0019
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NATHANAEL GREENE LODGE REMODEL ENHANCES SETTING FOR WEDDINGS By Dave Etienne Contributing writer
Since it opened in 1999, the Nathanael Greene Lodge in Green Township has been the site of hundreds of business meetings, family get-togethers and wedding receptions. The lodge, named for Major General Nathanael Greene of the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War, was voted The Best of Weddings in 2010 and 2011 by The Knot wedding planners and is the perfect site to host your next event. Only 15 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, the wooded grounds provide a beautiful setting for outdoor wedding ceremonies. The patio is a great place to host a casual summer grill-out with friends. The lodge is also the one-stop shop for all your event-planning needs. On-site audio-visual,
chairs and catering allow you to set up your entire event with just one phone call. “Our preferred caterer is Brown Dog Café, and they prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner on the premises for all events,” said Lodge Manager Cindy Tabler. “They can even provide an alcohol package for your celebration.” Tabler said a variety of renovations were recently undertaken at the lodge to better accommodate wedding reception customers. “We renovated the upstairs restrooms for a more contemporary look, and we’re currently upgrading the boardroom to convert it to a groom’s dressing room,” she said. Other improvements include new ceiling fans for better ventilation, new chair covers and coming just in time for summer, new resin chairs for outdoor wedding ceremonies.
The Continental Ballroom can seat up to 200, a favorite for weddings. “You can have an outdoor ceremony near our gazebo with seating for up to 200 in a park-like setting surrounded by woods,” said Tabler. The lodge’s 50-foot-tall cathedral windows let in plenty of natural light and the warm stone fireplace provides an elegant backdrop for any evening affair. One example of a recent celebration was the wedding of Elyse and Tim on March 16, 2013. Elyse said: “The first time I saw the space I cried. Your staff did an amazing job and I am so glad that you were around to make my day a reality. I am not sure you can find this kind of service anywhere else. It was a day I will never forget! Thank you for all the support and hard work. It was above
and beyond.” “For business customers, our lower level features the Mulberry Room, which accommodates up to 80 guests,” Tabler said. “The space has a built-in projector, screen and sound system for presentations. If your attendance is slightly smaller, the West Point Room can accommodate 50 for gatherings such as business lunches or breakfast
meetings.” The Nathanael Greene Lodge is located at 6394 Wesselman Road, just five minutes from I-74. Visit www.greentwp.org and click on the lodge link for photos of the facility, menu selections and contact information. Or call 513-598-3100 to set up your event. Don’t forget to ask about the special Friday-night reception discount. m
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GREEN TWP. PARKS AND RECREATION Green Township and its six active parks and many green space parcels are serviced by the township’s Department of Public Services. Hunting is not allowed on township parkland. Horses, unleashed dogs and other pets are not permitted in township parks. Dogs on leashes are permitted, provided owners assume responsibility for pickup and disposal of waste. Parks are open from 7 a.m. until dark. To rent a shelter house (West Fork Park, Blue Rock Park, Bosken Park, Kuliga Park, Veterans Park or Bicentennial Park) or for more information, call 513-574-8832. You must be a township resident aged 21 or older to rent a shelter house. Rental includes shelter and grills only; the rest of the park is open to the public, with the exception of Bosken Park. Those who have reserved the shelter house at Bosken Park have exclusive use of all park facilities except the handicap swing, which shall remain available to the public. Shelter house rental rates are $50 for residents and $75 for nonresidents per day Monday through Thursday, and $90 for residents and $120 for nonresidents per day Friday through Sunday. Bicentennial Park rental rates are $150 for residents and $225 for nonresidents per day Friday through Sunday. Rental will be ineligible for future rental at the Green Township parks if shelter house cleanup rules are not adhered to. If you cancel, rental fee is forfeited. If you lose items while at the parks, call the Green Township Public Services/ Parks Department at 513574-8832 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and ask for Lost and
Visitors relax along a portion of the walking track at Veterans Park. PROVIDED Found. Ball field permits are available on request. Call Butch Nanney, 513-5748832. Fields may be closed if conditions warrant; to find out if a field is closed due to inclement weather, call
the Green Township Public Services Department, 513-574-8832, between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., weekdays.
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Diehl Road. Est. 2011; 50 acres. Features: Shelter house, banquet and meeting facilities, restrooms, paved walking path, children’s play area and baseball fields. » Blue Rock Park 3010 Blue Rock Road. Est. 1981; 10.7 acres. Features: Walking trail,
shelter house, restrooms, picnic area, grills, children’s play area, soccer fields and non-regulation size baseball field. » Bosken Park 5260 Leona Drive. Est. 1944; 2.345 acres. Features: Shelter house, restrooms, picnic areas, grills, handicap swings, children’s play area, a baseball field for 12 and under, and basketball courts. » Kuliga Park 6717 Bridgetown Road. Est. 1976; 30.97 acres. Features: Shelter house, restrooms, picnic areas, grills, nature trail, children’s play area, cornhole pits, baseball fields, soccer fields and tennis courts. This park is used for the Concerts in the Park series. » Veterans Park 6231 Harrison Ave. Est. 1992; 13.6 acres. Features: Shelter house, restrooms, picnic areas, nature trail, handicap swing, cornhole pits, baseball fields, soccer fields, handball courts, sand volleyball court and basketball courts. Steps lead from the parking lot to the park. A long, curved sweeping ramp is also available for those with strollers or bikes. Facilities have been added and improved frequently since Veterans Park opened. » West Fork Park 4764 West Fork Road. Est. 1987; 12.8 acres. West Fork shelter house is not available for rental but is available on a first-come basis. The park is unique in that it is the home to the Holiday Playland. This facility was built over a five-day period in 1999 by White Oak/ Monfort Heights Kiawanis members and an army of volunteers. Most of the construction is complete for the German Pioneer Heritage Museum, located in the Feist Log Cabin at the park. In addition to the building, a Heritage Walk has been constructed, where bricks have been installed bearing the names of donors or those the donor wishes to memorialize. m
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Wednesday, July 3 Fireworks Celebration for the 4th of July Event at Kuliga Park starts at 6 p.m. and will feature Blue Fish and Sullivan & Janszen. The celebration will also include a spectacular fireworks display at 10 p.m.
Greene Lodge. Families can meet Santa and Mrs. Claus while enjoying storytime, caroling, children’s games, snacks and hot chocolate.
Family Winterfest A winter wonderland for all families, held at the Nathanael
Green Township residents can drop off their yard waste at Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 24. Open throughout the year, recycling bins are located throughout the township. Locations: » Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road » Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road » Sam’s Club, 5375 Northend Road » Blue Rock Park, 3010 Blue Rock
other requests, call the fire departments’ administrative office at 513-574-0474.
Saturday, Aug. 31 Kid’s Fun Day 2013 An early afternoon event of games, prizes, food and demonstrations for the children of Green Township. Kid’s Fun Day will be held at Veterans Park.
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Green Township operates a full-service department under Chief Douglas J. Witsken. The headquarters is Station 53, located at 6303 Harrison Ave. Fire Station 55 is located at 5410 Audro Drive, Fire Station 54 is at 5911 Bridgetown Road and Fire Station 107 is located at 2280 Sylved Lane. The department has 89 firefighters who are crosstrained as paramedics and emergency medical technicians. The department also includes the Fire Chief, one Assistant Chief, four District Chiefs, one Fire Marshal and 12 Lieutenants. For non-emergency questions or
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Monfort Heights/White Oak Community Association Combats threats of deterioration to the quality of life and property values in the Monfort Heights and White Oak areas. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the Green Township Senior Center on Epley Road. Group president
There are two types of sewer systems. Storm sewers carry rain, melted snow or other water runoff, and sanitary sewers carry waste water from buildings. Questions about storm sewers should be directed to the Hamilton County Public Works Department at 513-946-4750. Green Township residences connected to public sanitary-sewer lines are served by the Metropolitan Sewer District, 1600 Gest St. For service, call the 24-hour MSD hotline at 513-352-4900 and for additional information call 513-244-1300.
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$1.00. You must sign up for the meal in advance. Meals on Wheels is offered by Cincinnati Area Senior Services (CASS). Meals are delivered Monday through Friday to those who are disabled, ill or homebound. Seniors can also opt to have frozen meals delivered one day per week. For more information call CASS at 513-721-0445. CASS has a social worker available to assist seniors with meals, transporta-
Meetings are held 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, June 10 Monday, June 24 Monday, July 8 Monday, July 22 Monday, Aug. 12 Monday, Aug. 26 Monday, Sept. 9 Monday, Sept. 23 Monday, Oct. 14 Monday, Oct. 28 Tuesday, Nov. 12 (moved to Tuesday in observance of Veterans Day holiday) Monday, Nov. 25 Monday, Dec. 9 (December’s only meeting) m
ty improvements in Green Township require building permits and zoning certificates. All building permits are issued in Room 803 of the Hamilton County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St. Call 513-946-4550. Zoning certificates for property under township zoning may be obtained from Green Township. Call Adam Goetzman, Green Township development director, at 513574-4848. All other zoning certificates will be issued in Room 807 of the Hamilton County Administration Building, 138 E. Court St. Call 513-946-4501.
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is Paul Wesolowski, 513-6622088.
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Meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Heid’s Bowling Lanes on Cheviot Road. President is Ray Wissel, 513923-1621.
Call 513-325-8038 for information.
Western Hills Exchange Club Meets at 8 a.m. for breakfast Thursdays at the Nathaniel Greene Lodge, 6394 Wesselman Road. The service group is part of a national organization that focuses on child abuse prevention. Call Tony Upton at 513-5748700.
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tion, medical and shopping trips, and other areas in which professional advice may be helpful. The social worker is available upon request and appointments can be made. Community Services West offers transportation.
St. James/White Oak Seniors meet at 11 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in the St. James Church Hall, 3565 Hubble Road. Call President Ed Henn at 513-385-0837 for information. m
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