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Donna Boggs was cited for the peeling paint on her Glendale home. Boggs lives next door but owns the house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Audrey Saunders was cited for excessive height of grass on her Glendale property.

Property rights or property wrongs?

Big Brother lives here?

Your home may be your castle, but if you want to build a moat, or swimming pool, or castle fence, you may not be permitted – or have to jump through several bureaucratic hoops to do so. The Tri-County Press looks at what you can and can not do as a homeowner – depending on where you live. You might be surprised. • Inside – Chart on A2 compares local communities.

Concerns over upkeep grow like weeds By Kelly McBride Reddy

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Barbara Fillion still has enough of a southern accent that would make honeysuckle bloom in Antarctica. Her personality is just as sweet, and you couldn’t ask for a better conversationalist. The view from her spacious Evendale deck is reminiscent of the Smokey Mountains. SEE LIFE, B1

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What we say about the issue A sampling of opinions on property issues:

“Because of the surge in foreclosed properties, controlling high grass on vacant properties has become almost a full-time job during the spring and early summer.”

William McErlane Building official City of Springdale

“One of the biggest problems ... is issues with tall grass and weeds.”

Out here in the fields

Because of the extra calamity days, students at Evendale Elementary had to go an extra day and a half, but summer started early June 1 with the school-wide field day. SEE SCHOOLS, A5

Joyce Haas Building department City of Sharonville

“We find it necessary to remind some residents about property maintenance.”

Wally Cordes Village administrator Village of Glendale

“Homeowners should consider their total costs before purchasing a pool.”

William McErlane Building official City of Springdale

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Glendale Village Administrator Walter Cordes said it is one of his most unpleasant duties. The village last week cited two residents to Mayor’s Court for issues dealing with property maintenance. Audrey Saunders was cited for having grass higher than 10 inches; Donna Boggs for failing to paint the exterior of her home, which is in the historic district. Glendale tries to be proactive, before neighbors complain. Dick Weber, an independent contractor, checks the village one day a week for property violations. “I look at things like roofs, weeds and high grass, and deteriorating wood,” said Weber, the village’s zoning enforcement official. “I also look for vacant properties. You can tell by the high grass.” If he sees a violation, the village sends a notice to the homeowner. “If they say they can’t afford it, we try to help them,” Cordes said. Sometimes it’s through grants, and sometimes the village receives help from various church groups, who provide the materials and labor. If those measures don’t work, the homeowner can be cited to Mayor’s Court. “That takes it out of our hands,” Cordes said. Vacant properties have become headaches for several communities as property owners fall behind on upkeep.

“In Glendale, we try to give residents an opportunity to fix the problem. If they don’t have the means, we can help. The goal is to improve the property, not create a financial hardship. For those who can, the only alternative is to cite them.”

Dick Weber Glendale zoning enforcement official

“Last year, Springdale cut the grass 42 times on vacant properties,” building official William McErlane said. “As of the end of May (this year) we have cut at least half of that amount.” Sharonville has experienced a similar trend. “One of the biggest problems our department is facing now as far as property maintenance is with properties that have been foreclosed on,” said Joyce Haas, administrative clerk for the city. “There are issues with tall grass and weeds.” Magistrate John Smith heard the Glendale cases June 11. Saunders said financial hardship kept her from maintaining the property. Smith fined Saunders for code violation, but suspended the fine as long as she keeps her grass cut for two years. On her way out, Weber gave Saunders information about a group that could help her with yard maintenance, free of charge. “In Glendale, we try to give residents an opportunity to fix the problem,” he said. “If they don’t

have the means, we can help. “The goal is to improve the property, not create a financial hardship,” Weber said. “For those who can, Weber the only alternative is to cite them.” Similarly, the magistrate fined Boggs, then suspended most of the fine if she paints her house within the next three weeks, a time period she agreed was feasible. McErlane said Springdale has also seen an increase in inflatable ring pools in yards without proper fencing. “These pools have been very popular in the last several years because almost anyone can afford them,” he said of the 30-inch deep, 10-foot round pool that can be bought for $50. “Most homeowners look at these inexpensive pools as if it is just another toy,” he said. “Unfortunately, a child can drown just as easily in a $50 pool as he can in a $2,000 pool. Homeowners must purchase a permit for any pool deeper than 24 inches. Under the permit a four-foot fence is required. All of the communities will continue to monitor property violations and take steps to solve the problems. “We’re not looking for any money out of this,” Cordes said of the citations to Mayor’s Court. “We have to keep our basics in check.”

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1. Can a homeowner keep farm animals on the property? Are there regulations regarding house pets? 2. Are there regulations regarding the building of a second structure (such as a shed) or a deck on the property? 3. Is there a certain time when residents may set out trash cans and when they have to be brought in? Is there a limit to the number of cans allowed? 4. Are recreational vehicles/boats allowed in a driveway or in front of a residence? If so, is there a time limit? 5. Does your community have noise regulations? 6. Are fences allowed in front yards? Back yards? 7. Are play sets allowed? Are there regulations on size and placement on the property? 8. Are there regulations on planting trees and on yard maintenance (re: high grass)?

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Recreational vehicles such as boats and motor homes can only be parked in a Regulations on sheds and detachable neighborhood for a certain amount of garages may vary by community. time in many communities. ALL PHOTOS: AMANDA HOPKINS/STAFF

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• Farm animals are allowed only on some large tracts of land. • Most recreational vehicles and boats may be kept only in a side or rear yard and some large recreational vehicles are prohibited altogether. • Fences allowed in front yards only in limited circumstances or with the approval of the Board of Site Arrangement.

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• Maximum height for is 30 inches for front yard fence, six feet for a back yard fence and a four foot fence is required around pools.

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Montgomery

• City Council will vote in July on an ordinance to ban farm animals and require a city study on whether to allow them on large tracts of land Front-yard fences can be no more than two feet tall

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BRIEFLY Air Force Band Concert

The United States Air Force Band will playing a concert Tuesday, June 23. Free tickets are available through the Evendale RecreationalCenter.

Square loops

Sharonville’s Depot Square is tuning in to summer every Thursday, as businesses stay open late for Cruisin’ The Loop. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. J.D. Hughes from On The Air Entertainment plays tunes from his mobile juke box and once a month, live music is featured. On June 18, the Sharonville band Cross-Tie will play country and countryrock from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The free event is designed to stimulate business in the city’s downtown loop.


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William Cooper Procter’s car to roll into town for Glendale show By Kelly McBride Reddy kreddy@communitypress.com

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William Cooper Procter’s Packard convertible is now housed at the America’s Packard Museum in Dayton. because his wife would have to use a lap robe.” Even as a child, Allen said he could tell this was a prominent individual. “It was like watching the

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The Village of Glendale offered the highest bid, at $65,000 to Princeton for the historic property.

Princeton accepts Glendale bid for Eckstein property By Kelly McBride Reddy kreddy@communitypress.com

Sports fields in Glendale's Saunders Park will stay in the game and Eckstein school will be honored for its historic place in the village after Princeton’s Board of Education accepted a bid by the village. The school board, at its Monday, June 8 meeting, accepted the village’s bid of $65,000 for the property at 42 Washington Ave. Stipulations of the contract require the village of Glendale to erect a memorial to the building’s historic significance. Princeton acquired the Eckstein building in the 1950s when the district was created through a merger of existing school districts.

Previously, Glendale had used the building as an elementary school for AfricanAmerican children. After Princeton acquired the building it was closed and used as a technical service center. Recently is has been used for storage. According to a news release from the school district, Princeton officials hope Glendale will “preserve at least a part of the structure, perhaps the facade, if it chooses to demolish the building.” Village Councilman Ralph Hoop said honoring the historic significance of the school building is important to Glendale. “If we own it, we can drive the process,” he said of plans yet to be made.

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As an 8-year-old boy, when Tom Allen was getting dressed in the morning, he would see a fine gray Packard convertible with black trim drive by his Glendale home. Inside was William Cooper Procter, the grandson of P&G co-founder William Procter. “He’d have his hat and overcoat on, and most of the time had the cover (of the car) down,” Allen said. “It was painted gray and all the chrome on the car was painted,” he said, “black hub caps to bumper. “It was nice, all leather,” Allen said. “And back then, they didn’t have a heater in the car so he had one put in

tion laborer and was known to mingle with his co-workers. Though wealthy, Procter had the chrome trim of his Packard painted black so it wouldn’t stand out. When he died from pneumonia in 1934, he was considered Cincinnati’s wealthiest citizen, with a fortune estimated at $60 million. Today, the car sits in America’s Packard Museum in Dayton. Sunday, June 28, the 1933 Packard convertible will be on display from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Glendale’s Village Square during the fifth annual car show. Awards will be given for the top 25 vehicles, including 14 special awards such as mayor’s choice, people’s choice, best motorcycle, best pedal car and best work-in-progress. Registration is $5 per vehicle before June 16, and $10 on the day of the show. Funds raised through the car show will be split between Glendale Youth Sports and Glendale Boy and Girl Scouts.


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Program showcases disabled artists By Kelly McBride Reddy kreddy@communitypress.com

Some don’t use their voices, but all of them are visionaries of art that speaks for itself. Visionaries and Voices is a program that provides those with disabilities with a place and materials to create a variety of artwork. The nonprofit arts organization supports, which adult artists with disabilities, has a venue in Springdale, inside Frame USA, and in Northside. Linda Dietrich is the executive director of the program, open Monday through Friday, day and night. Visionaries provides the space and the supplies. The pieces are primarily visual art, such as paintings and printmaking. “It’s a broad spectrum,” Dietrich said, including wood, fabric and paper mache sculpture, as well. “It’s anything they are interested in, where their creativity leads them,” she said. “The artists are persons with physical, cognitive,

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Joel Whitaker created “Field of Flowers” using acrylic paint on wood. KELLY MCBRIDE REDDY/STAFF

Joel Whitacker, who uses acrylic paint on wood canvas, gets his inspiration from pictures of landscapes.

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Linda Dietrich hosts the opening of Corner Gallery at Frame USA in Springdale.

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Antonio Adams created this sculpture, titled “Matisse,” out of wood scraps after studying Matisse and Picasso. mental health issues, cerebal palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder and seizure disorders,” Dietrich said. “It’s really a full

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Regina Berry prefers to draw super heroes and playing cards, using colored pencils.

spectrum of disabilities.” The Springdale location hosted an art show, “Corner Gallery,” Friday, May 15, displaying for sale the works of about four dozen local artists. Lamar Madison sold one of his pieces, “The Blessed Virgin,” as the show opened. “I’m a hip-hop fan,” he said. “I use colored pencils and glitter to make it shine.” He said he also likes to draw shoes. Regina Berry specializes in super heroes and playing cards, creating art with colored pencils, as well. “I like to do animation, but also people,” she said. Joel Whitaker speaks through the landscapes he paints with acrylics. “He used to paint in the outdoors,” Dietrich said of the artist who suffered a stroke. “Now, he uses pictures (of landscapes) for his inspiration.” Dietrich said she’s grateful for the space Regenold has provided at Frame USA, at 225 Northland Blvd.

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Students race to pick up the most marbles with their toes out of a wading pool during field day June 1 at Evendale Elementary.

Kindergartners race to fill up water bottles using a sponge during field day June 1 at Evendale Elementary.

Students direct blindfolded teachers to colored balls and bins by pounding on gym mats during field day on June 1 at Evendale Elementary.

Students try to pass the hula hoop to each other after stepping through it during field day on June 1 at Evendale Elementary.

Field day at Evendale Elementary

Because of the extra calamity days, students at Evendale Elementary had to go an extra day and a half, but summer started early June 1 with the school-wide field day. Students participated in events inside the gym; a game of Twister, balancing balls on cones while racing other teams and blindfolding teachers and leading them to pick up colored balls and put them into bins by pounding on the floor to lead them in the right direction. Outside games included dressing for the beach with flotation devices, sunglasses and flippers and reading a magazine before racing back to their teammates, racing to fill up water bottles by squeezing water from a sponge and using their toes to pick up marbles while standing in a wading pool. Students ended the day with a popsicle treat. Field day was organized by the Evendale Elementary Parent Teacher Association.

A teacher leads students through a game of Twister during field day on June 1 at Evendale Elementary.

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First-graders put on web shoes, arm flotation devices, an animal floatie, lay out a towel and read a magazine for five seconds and then take it all off before racing back to their team during field day June1 at Evendale Elementary.

SCHOOL NOTES Seeking nominations

The Great Oaks Alumni Association is seeking nominees for the 2009 Distinguished Alumni award. To be eligible for the award, nominees must have attended a Great Oaks full-time career program as an adult, high school or satellite student and have graduated at least 10 years ago. Nomination forms are available at www.greatoaks.com or by calling Andrea Earick at 612-3645.

Scholarships

Three local students won National Merit Scholarships. Joseph G. Nurre of Sharonville, a senior at St. Xavier High School, received the National Merit Ohio State University Scholarship. He plans to major in medicine. Laura K. Demott of Wyoming High School received the National Merit University of Cincinnati Scholarship. She plans to major in biomedical engineering. Brian J. Lange, also of Wyoming High

School, received the National Merit Northwestern University Scholarship. He plans to major in engineering.

Award

Lee Ann Stanley has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the Debbie Roberts Volunteer Spirit Award. Stanley has been an active PTA participant and volunteer at Springdale Elementary School for almost a decade and has chaired many committees at the school.

Contest winners

The Princeton Community Middle School Art Department and the Princeton High School Freshman Academy announced the winner and honorable mention winners for the Class of 2013 T-shirt Design contest. The winner of the contest is Carrie Brausch. Honorable mention winners are Jasmine Doggett, Gladys Mulatoand and Ajana White. Each winner received a candy bar and Brausch’s design will be printed on the Tshirts.

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Spring recital

Bethany School held a spring recital for piano and violin students. Students are, from left: first row, Osagie Anetor, Hailey Harrell, Grace Harrell, Osean Anuforo, Hannah Doerger, Jewel Troutman, Natalie Raussen, Max Starr, Bobby McAlpine, Kelley Smith and Anna Jackson; second row, Terrie Evans, Chip Curtis, Elizabeth Bunte, Corinne Smith, Pradhanya Sundar, Donovan Jones and Kaleb Kemp; third row, Kari Fletcher, Meta Thurman, Emily Kuertz, Grady Stuckman, Amara Smith and Mya Smith.


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Two of the top high school basketball teams in the Tri-state will square off next season, as Princeton, the defending state runner-up in Ohio, plays Holmes, the defending state champion in Kentucky. The game will be played at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, at Holmes. “These are two teams that had great seasons last year and have good teams coming back,” Princeton athletic director Scott Kaufman said. “We feel the game has a lot of appeal for the Tri-state.” The match-up will be televised on Channel 19, which aired two Princeton games last season. “We’ve felt for awhile that we have one of the top public school teams in the area,” Kaufman said of his team’s recent television appearances. “It’s a tribute to the job that (head coach) Josh (Andrews) has done and the foundation that was set by (former head coach) Bill Brewer.” Princeton won both of its games televised on Channel 19 last year; the Vikings defeated Christ School (North Carolina) 6460 on Jan. 24, and then won a highly anticipated showdown with league rival Middletown, 7366, Feb. 21. “The hype behind the Middletown game was a great experience for our program, and I believe that was the highest rated show for Channel 19 during that time period,” Kaufman said. “So the ratings showed that people tuned in to watch.” The game will be played at Holmes due to its gym capacity; the Bulldogs’ gym holds 3,500 people, while Princeton’s holds 1,800. The date, Jan. 6, was selected partly because there are no college football bowl games scheduled for that night. No game is currently scheduled for the 2011 season. “We left that up in the air,” Kaufman said. “The decision will come down to where the programs are a year from now.” Both teams, however, figure to be exceptional again next season. The Vikings went 25-2 last year en route to winning league, sectional, district and regional titles; they advanced to the state

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Wyoming junior attackman James Edwards shoots during Wyoming’s 12-11 playoff loss to Seven Hills on May 26th. Wyoming came back from a 10-5 deficit heading into the fourth quarter to tie the game at 11-11 only to give up a goal as time expired to lose 12-11. Edwards scored 2 Goals in the game.

Wyoming lacrosse succeeds on varsity level By Mark Chalifoux mchalifoux@communitypress.com

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Princeton High School senior Jordan Sibert is the top returner for the Vikings next season. The Ohio State recruit will lead Princeton when it plays Holmes, the defending state champion in Kentucky, on Jan. 6, 2010. final four for the first time since 1972, losing 60-58 to Columbus Northland in the state finals. Princeton returns senior guard Jordan Sibert, an Ohio State recruit who averaged nearly 16 points per game last year. Holmes, meanwhile, went 362 last season, winning a state championship in double overtime against Louisville Central. Key returning players for the

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Bulldogs include senior forward Elijah Pittman, who led the team in scoring last year with 14.2 points per game, and senior guard Ricardo Johnson, who averaged 11 points and 2.8 assists per game. “The game has special appeal,” Kaufman said. “It should be a great opportunity and experience for both sides of the river.”

The Wyoming boys’ lacrosse program took a big step forward in 2009, playing a full varsity schedule for the first time, and the Cowboys stepped up to the challenge. Wyoming finished the season 96 and head coach Keith Hughes said it was important for Wyoming to have a strong start. “It was important to be successful right from the beginning so we can establish ourselves as a credible team,” he said. “Wyoming has a proud tradition of success and we want to continue that.” The Cowboys should be even stronger next season as Wyoming was led by a strong junior class. “I’ve been coaching those juniors for the past five years,” Hughes said. “They are the first kids that have been going through the program since it began five years ago, and they have been playing together for awhile. That was one of the keys to our success this season.” Wyoming was led in scoring by junior Tyler Hughes (Keith’s son), who scored 44 goals and had 32 assists. Sophomore Tyler Cornelius was a standout underclassman as the sophomore tallied 36 points in 2009. Junior goalie Rich Beck had 145 saves on the season. “For a first-year varsity team we’re pretty proud of the fact we had a winning record,” Hughes said. “Now it’s about playing consistently at a higher level.”

With only four seniors on the 2009 roster, Hughes said the team should be even stronger in 2010, thanks to the increased confidence the junior class gained from 2009. Hughes said the team is aiming for a deep run in the postseason tournament in 2010. Part of his confidence in the team’s abilities stems from the resiliency they developed in several close games this season. The Cowboys overcame a five-goal deficit in the regular season finale against Turpin to win 12-11 and recovered from a four-goal deficit in the postseason against Seven Hills before narrowly falling 12-11 after giving up a last-second goal. “You could tell they never gave up and they never thought they were out of those games and that’s important,” Hughes said. As well as the team did on the field, Hughes said he was just as proud of their actions off the field. The Cowboys participated in a number of community service and volunteer projects, including working at the Free Store Food Bank. “It was important for us as a team to recognize that since the school and community made it possible for these guys to play lacrosse in highs school, we felt it was important to give back,” he said. “The guys were really into it and it makes me proud to see that we’re not only developing good lacrosse players, we’re developing good citizens.”

Steam starts season as defending champs By Marc Emral memral@communitypress.com

Defending champions. Has a ring to it. And the Cincinnati Steam step onto the field Friday night with that title hanging on their team. Opening night was June 12 at Western Hills High School. They played Anderson. The Stream won the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League championship last year, a wooden bat baseball league for college players. First-year manager Joe Regruth is looking forward to the season. “There are some good players,” Regruth said. “Throw in the wood bats and I think you’ll see the player shine through.” Regruth is a teacher and baseball coach at Mariemont High

School. But he has about 20 years of experience coaching. He started the baseball program at the College of Mount St. Joseph and has coached at Turpin (where he was graduated from), St. Xavier, Xavier University and University of Cincinnati. “One of the positives of the team’s roster is that it is dominated by local kids,” he said. At last 16 different high schools and nine different colleges are represented on the roster this year. The team will be led on the mound by Joey O’Gara, a 6-foot 7inch righthander who went to Sycamore and pitches at Indiana University. He’s joined on the mound by Oak Hills graduate Brian Sand, who plays at UC, and in the closer role will be Michael Schum, who attends Wright State Univer-

sity and graduated form East Central High School in St. Leon, Ind. “I feel comfortable when it gets late in the game and we have a guy (like Schum) who can close for us,” Regruth said. Outfielder Ryan Strausborger (Indiana State University) will be one of the team’s top offensive threats. Regruth called him an “exciting player who can really run.” Also leading the offense will be outfielder Jason Cisper (Moeller and Northern Kentucky University), Jon Edgington (Wyoming and Miami University), Brad Gschwind (Lakota West and Miami University) and Bobby Freking (St. Xavier and Xavier University). “From top to bottom we have a solid lineup,” Regruth said. “We have a lot of speedy guys.”


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June 17, 2009

SIDELINES HealthPlex summer clinics

Southwest Ohio Tennis, Basketball, Fitness and Life Skills Clinic is

coming to Mercy HealthPlex Fairfield. This clinic is presented by Mike Mueller, local basketball coach hall-

of-famer and the Mercy HealthPlex Fairfield. Participants learn skills, drills, confidence and the competitive nature necessary to be successful. The camp is 8:30 -11:30 a.m. for third through sixth grades, and 12:30-3:30 p.m. for seventh through 10th grades, July 15, 16 and 17, at

Mercy HealthPlex Fairfield, 3050 Mack Road. Space is limited to the first 12 athletes per clinic. Register by calling 682-1212. Visit MercyHealthPlex.com.

Adult fall soccer sign-ups

An adult soccer league will be offered at Francis RecreAcres, at 11982 Conrey Road in Sharonville. Teams may choose from men, women, co-ed and 30-and-overleagues. Teams may also play 11 vs. 11 or 8 vs. 8. Games will be played on Saturday

mornings/early afternoons or Sunday mornings/early afternoons at Francis RecreAcres. Cost is $425 for the 11 vs. 11 division and $395 for the 8 vs. 8 division, which includes referee fees. Leagues are scheduled to begin in late August.

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Princeton High School football seniors Jordan Hopgood, Chris Brown and Dwayne Woods played in the East/West High School AllStar Game at Kings High School, June 4.

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girls’ track team finished fourth in the recent GMC meet. The ladies scored 70 points and had several All-League Awards. Jocelyn Spells was named GMC Track Athlete of the Meet. She finished first in the 400m with a time of 57.03, first in the 200m with a time of 25.36 and popped off the 4x200m and 4x400m relays that finished first and third

respectively. The following ladies were awarded first-team all-league, second-team all-league and/or third-team all-league: • The following ladies were awarded first team all-league: Spells – 200m, 400m; Jocelyn Spells, Myntia Daniels, Kristin Lynem and DeAirra Pringle – 4x200m relay. • The following ladies were awarded second team allleague: Kim Flanigan, Kristin Lynem, Myntia Daniels and DeAirra Pringle – 4x100m relay. The following ladies were awarded third-team all-league: Spells, Jada Grant, Jasmine Bridges and Kristin Lynem – 4x400m relay.

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The 2009 Spring Track Season Yields more than A Dozen All Conference Awards for the Princeton High School Vikings. Jocelyn Spells was named

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Girls Runner of the Year for the Greater Miami Conference. The following boys’ track team members received honors: • Tyler Smith, First Team – 100 Meter. • Darius Jenkins, First Team – 110 Meter Hurdles. • Aaron Smith, Tyler Smith, Aaron Hilson, Davon Pitts, First Team – 400 Meter Relay. • Aaron Smith, Darnell Gilbert, Davon Pitts, Tyler Smith, First Team – 800 Meter Relay. • Aaron Smith, Second Team – 100 Meter. • Aaron Smith, Second Team – 200 Meter. • Darius Jenkins, Second Team – 300 Meter Hurdle. • Jordan Hopgood, Second Team – Long Jump. To review the complete results for all GMC sports, go t o www.gmcsports.com/index.as px.

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Comprehensive reforms for Ohio schools My daughter was only 2 years old when the Ohio Supreme Court declared that our method of funding public schools was unconstitutional. For 14 years we have waited for a change. It is finally here. There is no moment too soon to implement an education system that empowers our kids to learn better, learn more and compete globally. Thanks to the education reform plan proposed by Gov. Strickland and passed by the Ohio House of Representatives, Ohio’s students – our future workforce – could have access to a system that teaches the skills crucial for success in a 21st-Century economy. In the House of Representatives, I worked to ensure that the new funding formula benefits all the schools in my district, and that flexibility was built in as schools

incorporate the new, progressive changes of the plan. Under the plan, all students will have access to gifted programs and all-day kindergarten, many school systems will have extended their school year, and struggling schools will be required to implement more reforms to help their students perform better. In a fast-changing economy, many of the jobs our children will be competing for are ones we don’t even know might exist. Under Ohio’s comprehensive education reform plan, state-of-theart equipment and innovative teaching methods will help students keep pace with technology. By utilizing technology, young Ohioans in every school district can learn 21st-century skills. Ohio’s comprehensive educa-

Visitors to Cincinnati.com/glendale posted these comments to a story about Princeton City Schol District auctioning the former Eckstein School building, which was bought by the village of Glendale: “I toured this school recently, and I could not believe how the Princeton District used Eckstein School as a dumping ground. No one seems to care that it was once a school for black children. I fault the Village of Glendale for not recognizing Eckstein as a historical building. It saddens me too learn that the village of Glendale will make this site yet another soccer field. Eckstein meant something (and still does) to us the black students who attended this school with pride and the desire to learn.” urret

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Do you agree with Princeton school board’s decision to delay an operating levy or bond issue until 2010? Why or why not? No responses. Which are you more likely to attend this summer, a Cincinnati Reds game or a Florence Freedom minor league game? Why? “I’ve already been to a Reds game, but I’ll probably go to a Freedom game also. Each offers something different. I’m excited that the Reds are winning and going to the games are great but the Freedom offers a closer view of the game, cheaper tickets and affordable food. We’re lucky to have so many options.” J.H. “Florence Freedom. It’s cheaper, less crowded and more enjoyable watching guys who love the game play.” K.P. “Florence Freedom, without a doubt. Close to home, free parking, cheap tickets, great baseball entertainment, family fun, great deals/sponsors. What a fantastic addition to Northern Kentucky.” T.F. “I prefer the Florence Freedom. Parking is easier and much cheaper, seats are closer to the action, cost of seat is reasonable, players play because they enjoy the game ... and it’s all fun.” C.J.W.

Your input welcome You can comment on stories by visiting Cincinnati.com and choosing your community’s home page: Cincinnati.com/evendale Cincinnati.com/glendale Cincinnati.com/sharonville Cincinnati.com/springdale Cincinnati.com/wyoming Rachel Hughes beiing sentenced to four years in prison for stealing $1 million from Glendale lawyer Albert K. Nippert: “That much money over two-plus years? Didn’t anyone audit the books at the end of the year? Who paid the taxes? Sheesh. “The thefts are clearly wrong, but how much duty did the attorney have to mitigate his own damages by exercising a little caution or just plain looking at the books once in awhile?” Pookphi

Next question Do you think governments should be able to regulate things such as whether you can build a fence on your property, or park a boat or recreational vehicle in your driveway? Why or why not? What features would you like to see included in a health care reform plan? Every week The Tri-County Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to tricountypress@communitypress.c om with Chatroom in the subject line. “Reds.”

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“Thanks for asking. Go Cincinnati Reds – for a new and young team they are doing Cincinnati proud. I am looking forward to going to the five games my family and I already have purchased tickets for.” L.M.R. “I would have to say a Reds game. The Reds are having a pretty good season so far and I like the attitude of some of the newer players. They are a harder working group of players.” “I do like to go to some Cincinnati Steam games at the field across from Western Hills High School. This is a summer season league for college players during their off season. It’s fun to watch younger players who are playing for the love of the game, instead of a paycheck.” J.W.

A silver lining to the current economic crisis is that it may focus attention on overreaching governments, spending our money on things not required by law. Local examples of questionable, expensive, “feel good” projects being paid for or proposed while basic services suffer are obvious. One is The Banks riverfront development. The importance assigned to this city of Cincinnati project is way beyond what Hamilton County can afford. As public safety employees are being laid off, county commissioners keep spending millions on this project of dubious merit. There are no guarantees that The Banks will be successful. In fact, if it did have decent prospects, private enterprise would already be doing it. Likewise, the city of Cincinnati trolley proposal is another “pie in the sky” dream which would cost taxpayers untold millions with no apparent benefit beyond allowing some local “visionaries” to fanta-

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Ohio’s achievement will be limited only by imagination. Most eleConnie ments of the Pillich new plan will be implemented Community after my daughPress guest ter graduates columnist from high school. But for the next generation of Ohio schoolchildren, we will ensure that each of them has an opportunity for a world-class education. Connie Pillich is the state representative for Ohio’s 28th District. You can reach Connie at her Columbus office at (614) 466-8120 or toll free at 1-800-2820253. Or contact her via email at district28@ohr.state.oh.us. Her Web site is www.conniepillich.com.

size they are in Portland, Ore. Recall the pitch for the stadium sales tax over a decade ago was that the stadiums would “jump start” priDusty vate developRhodes ment on the Community riverfront. They Press guest didn’t. Union Termicolumnist nal was to live on as an urban mall. Now it needs over $100 million more. Look back almost a century to the ill-fated Cincinnati subway proposal. Most similar initiatives are well-intended but ultimately unsuccessful. Today’s reality is that local governments don’t have the money. As revenues keep plummeting elected officials must stop funding and proposing such utopian projects. It is time to get back to common sense.

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Why Guantanamo matters There has been some criticism of President Obama’s decision to close the Guantanamo Bay “Detention Center” (let’s call it like it is: prison). Many Americans are bewildered by the international attention that Guantanamo receives, but to many of those outside of this country, it is a running sore on the face of Democracy itself. Here are some of the reasons why: First, there is the irony. Here we have a prison, full of alleged terrorists, which range from the truly evil, to the truly innocent. Guantanamo sits on the island of Cuba, whose government we regularly accuse of human rights abuses – like say, holding prisoners without trial – and berate for not allowing Democratic reforms. This irony plays particularly badly in Latin America, where the embargo on Cuba has not been supported or understood for decades. Secondly, there is the shameful “NIMBY” (Not in My Back Yard) attitude of Congress, when asked to approve funds for the closing of the Guantanamo Prison. They allege that they don’t want terrorists on American soil. This is shameful for two reasons: 1, there are already some terrorists imprisoned on American soil, who received fair trial and will never see the light of day

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tem stands, kids across Ohio aren’t getting this cutting-edge education they deserve. The schools reform plan put forth by Gov. Strickland and the Ohio House makes 21st-Century learning accessible to students and districts that have long been shut out. Right now, in this moment, we have a once-in-a-generation chance not just to fix a system that under-serves Ohio’s kids, but also to build a brighter, more prosperous Ohio through top-notch schools. This plan sets the stage for Ohio to be a frontrunner in technologies and practices that will be integral to the new economy. By passing these smart education reforms, we will equip our workforce with the 21st-Century skills needed for success and prosperity.

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tion reform plan makes a commitment to bringing more opportunities and course options to more classrooms. Students will be exposed to distance learning and get support for technology, making out-of-the-question field trips and instructional materials suddenly attainable. Our education plan charges the Department of Education with setting standards for Ohio schools to require innovative teaching formats, such as interdisciplinary methods, projectbased learning, real world lessons and service learning. This is crucial to helping students develop the skills tomorrow’s business leaders will look for in people they hire, such as critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, leadership and innovation. As the current education sys-

again. After a fair trial, why can’t we add to their numbers? It won’t do, apparently, for our lawmakers to encourage the rule of law when Bruce Healey it comes to terCommunity rorists. 2, We are the Press guest showing world that we columnist are afraid to have this vermin here, instead of showcasing their trials and condemnation to all nations, thus illustrating the very Democracy and rule of law we supposedly seek to spread to other lands. Finally, and most crucially, other nations wonder what we will do with those prisoners who will be found innocent, or those we lack adequate proof to convict? Some are not able to return to their countries of origin for fear of reprisals. Evidence is there to suggest that some return home and become terrorists. As an American, if you were imprisoned by a foreign country for seven or eight years, without trial, and returned home, dumped with no explanation, compensation or apology, would you not feel a compulsion to retaliate against those that took away

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President Obama is right to want to close Guantanamo, which is doing much to ridicule our calls for freedom and justice in other parts of the world and a travesty of the values we hold close to our hearts. years of your life? This is an extremely difficult question that will take sharper minds than mine to resolve. It is however, a problem of our making, and therefore, we are required to fix it. President Obama is right to want to close Guantanamo, which is doing much to ridicule our calls for freedom and justice in other parts of the world and a travesty of the values we hold close to our hearts. The call to close the prison before we have resolved the issue of individual innocence and guilt, and what to do with both types of prisoners, was too hasty. His decision will, however, serve as a catalyst for resolving this issue which Congress seems intent on shoving under the carpet for someone else to clean up in the future. Bruce Healey is a resident of Blue Ash.

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Heather Brenner of Madeira started the Summer Reading Program at the library the day that school was out. Within four days she had read enough books to get a yard sign showing her accomplishments.

Madeira girl a reading superstar By Amanda Hopkins ahopkins@communitypress.com

In just eight days, Madeira Elementary student Heather Brenner has already read 49 books. In the first four days, she read enough to earn a yard sign naming her as a library superstar. “She wakes up reading and goes to bed reading,” said Heather’s dad, Joe Brenner. Joe said that Heather’s mom, Jennifer, read to her every night before bed until Heather could read on her own. Last summer, Heather read 100 books for the summer reading list. The fourth-grader said she reads all the time, even reading upside down. She can read about three books in a day, all at least 100 pages each. The most she read in one

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Joe Brenner on his daughter, Heather, who became a library superstar after only four days of summer

day was five books. To keep with her reading, Heather visits the library about three times a week. She said she reads all kinds of books because the summer list lets her choose which ones she wants to read. Her favorite is the Harry Potter series, though she hasn’t read all of the books in the series. Besides reading, Heather also plays the piano. She said her goal for the rest of the summer is to read 200 books, but dad thinks it might be closer to 300.

THINGS TO DO Chorus performance

The Cincinnati Delta Kings Barbershop Chorus is presenting “WBBS-TV Live in Cincinnati” at 8 p.m. Friday, June 19, in Crawford Auditorium at Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road, Deer Park. The event features music by 35-man chorus and quartets, sung in a capella, four-part, barbershop harmony style. A special concert follows, featuring comedic guest quartet, Bustin’ Loose. Cost is $15 and tickets are ravailable online. Call 888-796-8555.

Festival

St. Gabriel Church is hosting the St. Gabriel Summer Fest from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, June 19, at St. Gabriel Church, 48 W. Sharon Road, Glendale. Robin Lacy & DeZydeco performs. The event features rides, games for all ages, music, dinners, bake sale and more. The festival runs through June 21. Call 771-4700.

Meet wildlife

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is hosting “Wildlife Comes to You” at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at the Symmes Township Branch Library, 11850 E. Enyart St., Symmes Township. Learn about reptiles, birds, mammals or insects. Call 281-4700.

Pick a bouquet

Granny’s Garden School is hosting Pick a Bouquet in Granny’s Garden from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Loveland Primary/Elementary School, 550 LovelandMadeira Road, Loveland. Drop in anytime and pick up to 24 stems. Limit one per family. The cost is $1. A coupon is required. Call 3242873.

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Boy, did we hit paydirt when Memphis’s loss became our gain. Barbara Fillion still has enough of a southern accent that would make honeysuckle bloom in Antarctica. Her personality is just as sweet, and you couldn’t ask for a better conversationalist. The view from Evelyn her spacious EvenPerkins dale deck is reminisCommunity cent of the Smokey Press Mountains. In the columnist winter, Barb enjoys watching a 10-point buck, twin fawns and two does. There is even a great fort built by her husband, John, when their two sons were youngsters. Both are high achievers and proof that acorns don’t fall far from the tree. Brad made the dean’s list twice at Michigan State and Jeff is assistant manager at the Game Shop EVELYN PERKINS/CONTRIBUTOR in Kenwood. April is a big month for Barbara Fillion on her Evendale deck, with one of her red bird feeders that attracts many hummingbirds. the Fillions. The 5th is their wedding community through significant anniversary, the 11th is Jeff’s birthday grants.” and the 30th is Brad’s. Barb is the past secretary of the Barb loves to network; she is a livboard of trustees at the church, which ing, breathing reference center. Knowalso offers Crown Biblical Financial ing it would make a good story, she studies. She, John and another couple took the time to send me extensive taught the first 10-week course cominformation about Rudy Heath, whom bining budget and Bible lessons. A you read about a couple of weeks ago. music booster for two years at PrinceShe and John are P&G retirees whose ton, last year Barbara chaired the heads and hearts haven’t yet gotten poster committee, featuring original CF the message. They do taxes at H&R Payne artwork to raise funds to refurBlock during that thrilling season. bish a grand piano. Their church, Hyde Park CommuniIn 2007, she volunteered with the ty United Methodist, is one of a network of churches that provides dents put money for each expenditure Lincoln Heights HealthCare Connecovernight meals and housing through classification into labeled envelopes. tion 5K Walk to Wellness and Health Interfaith Hospitality Network’s Day When an envelope is empty, that Fair. Barbara reminds me of the EnergizCenter in Lower Price Hill. means no more spending until next er Bunny, marching to a never-ending There they teach a budget class and payday. participants soon learn that Barb is “It’s fun to see the light bulb go on drumbeat of service. serious about financial instruction. Her when they ‘Get it.’” Evelyn Perkins writes a regular column lesson plan shows them how to keep about people and events in the Tri-County She was the treasurer of Steve track of their non-discretionary funds, Moore’s school board campaign, and Press area. Send items for her column to debts and income. She finds the enve- is active in Impact 100, whose goal is 10127 Chester Road, Woodlawn, 45215, lope method helpful, whereby stu- to “transform the lives of those in our or call her directly at 772-7379.

Hyde Park Community United Methodist is one of a network of churches that provides overnight meals and housing through Interfaith Hospitality Network’s Day Center in Lower Price Hill.

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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD T H U R S D A Y, J U N E 1 8

ART EXHIBITS

Sycamore Senior Center Art Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road. Sharon Centre. Drawings, paintings and woodcarvings. Through June 21. 9841234. Sharonville. Giving Gratitude, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Visionaries and Voices North Branch Studio, 225 Northland Blvd. Prints, drawings and paintings by Tri-County studio artists. Through July 10. 771-2999. Springdale.

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Venus and Mars, 7:30 p.m. Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave. Plus-level Western square and round dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Wyoming. Cruisin’ The Loop, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Downtown Sharonville, Creek and Reading Roads, Social event for classic car owners. Entertainment by On The Air Entertainment and local bands. Sharonville Downtown Business Group sponsors cornhole and split-the-pot. Free. Presented by Downtown Sharonville Loop Merchants Association. 563-1144. Sharonville.

MUSIC - BLUES

Sonny Moorman Group, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Burbank’s, 11167 Dowlin Drive. 771-1440. Sharonville.

PUBLIC HOURS

Heritage Village Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road. Celebrating 19th-century Ohio architecture, culture and history. $5, $3 ages 511. 563-9484. Sharonville. Glendale Heritage Museum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Glendale Heritage Museum, 44 Village Square. Displays history of America’s first planned railroad commuter town Free, donations accepted. Presented by Glendale Heritage Preservation. 771-4908. Glendale. F R I D A Y, J U N E 1 9

CIVIC

Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, 946-7766. Blue Ash.

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MUSIC - CHORAL

WBBS-TV Live in Cincinnati, 8 p.m. Deer Park High School, 8351 Plainfield Road. Crawford Auditorium. Music by 35-man chorus and quartets, sung in a capella, four-part, barbershop harmony style. Special concert follows featuring comedic guest quartet, Bustin’ Loose. $15. Tickets required, available online. Presented by Cincinnati Delta Kings Barbershop Chorus. 888-796-8555. Blue Ash.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Blue Ash Concert Series, 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Country music by Dan Varner Band. Blue Ash Towne Square. Cooper and Hunt roads, Bring seating. Free. Presented by City of Blue Ash. 745-6259. Blue Ash.

MUSIC - JAZZ

Eugene Goss & Triage, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Iron Horse Inn, 40 Village Square. Reservations accepted. 772-3333. Glendale.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Dan Davidson, 8 p.m. $12 ages 18 and up. and 10:30 p.m. $12 ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, 984-9288. Montgomery. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 2 0

BENEFITS

Dancing with Our Stars, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. AMarika Dance Company, 10831 Sharondale Road. Dance performances by A-Marika Dance students; Kristina Cruise from WLWT; Chief Thomas Streicher, Cincinnati’s Chief of Police; and Sue and Mike Gilkey. Benefits Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati. $10. 769-0409. Sharonville.

EXERCISE CLASSES

A Laughter Yoga Experience, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Combines laughter exercises and yoga breathing to give health benefits of hearty laughter. $10. Registration required. 985-6732. Montgomery.

FARMERS MARKET

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, 561-7400. Indian Hill.

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FESTIVALS

St. Gabriel Summer Fest, 6 p.m.-midnight Robin Lacy & DeZydeco. St. Gabriel Church, 48 W. Sharon Road. Rides, games for all ages, music, dinners, bake sale and more. Free. Through June 21. 771-4700. Glendale.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Bar Tasting, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. The Wine Store, 9905 Montgomery Road. 50 cents per taste. 984-9463. Montgomery.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Health Screenings, 9 a.m.-noon, Owens Chiropractic and Rehabilitation Center, 7319 Montgomery Road. Blood pressure, weight, foot and spinal screenings. Free. Registration required. 784-0084. Silverton.

St. Gabriel Summer Fest, 6 p.m.-midnight Blue Stone Ivory. St. Gabriel Church, 7714700. Glendale.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Bar Tasting, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. The Wine Store, 984-9463. Montgomery.

MUSIC - CHORAL

WBBS-TV Live in Cincinnati, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Deer Park High School, 888-796-8555. Blue Ash.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

Sycamore Township Twilight Concert Series, 6 p.m. Jump ‘n’ Jive Show Band performs. Bechtold Park, 4312 Sycamore Road. Bring seating. Coolers welcome. Free. Presented by Sycamore Township. 7918447. Sycamore Township.

MUSIC - POP

Anna and Milovan, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Iron Horse Inn, 40 Village Square. 772-3333. Glendale.

MUSIC - ROCK

Never Enuff, 9 p.m. Sluggers Rockin’ Sports Cafe, 10765 Reading Road. Free. 9563797. Evendale.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Dan Davidson, 8 p.m. $12 ages 21 and up. and 10:30 p.m. $12 ages 21 and up. Go Bananas, 984-9288. Montgomery.

RECREATION

Bass Tournament Series, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road. Anglers earn points through the six qualifying tournaments for a berth into the Championship Tournament on Aug. 1. Ohio fishing license required. $50 per two-person team, includes boat rental; vehicle permit required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Sharonville.

Gorman Heritage Farm is hosting a Herding Dog Clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road, Evendale. Test your dog’s instincts. The clinic is led by Joyce Burnham. The cost is $40-$150. Registration is required. Call 563-6663.

REUNIONS

COMMUNITY DANCE

50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Dance Reunion, 7 p.m.-midnight, Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. Dinner served 7:30 p.m. Entertainment by Live and DJ Willie C. Benefits Taft Scholarship Fund. $50. Reservations required. Presented by Taft High School Class of 1959. 791-6550; 252-6550. Sharonville.

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M O N D A Y, J U N E 2 2 Contra Dance, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave. Wear soft-soled shoes. No partner needed. Beginner’s workshop 7:30 p.m. $4, $1 ages 20 and under, first time free for newcomers. Presented by Cincinnati Contra Dancers. 859-291-6197. Wyoming.

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MUSIC - CONCERTS

Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Rock music from 1970s by Midnight Special. Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Sharonville.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Dan Davidson, 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $8, $4 bar and restaurant employees. Go Bananas, 984-9288. Montgomery.

PUBLIC HOURS

Sharonville History Museum, noon-4 p.m. Sharonville History Museum, Creek Road and Main streets, Home to a variety of Sharonville memorabilia, and contains an extensive file collection about area residents, buildings and other places in and around Cincinnati. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Society of Historic Sharonville. 563-9756. Sharonville.

Blue Ash Concert Series, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Music by Southwestern Ohio Symphonic Band. Blue Ash Towne Square. 745-6259. Blue Ash.

PUBLIC HOURS

EDUCATION

St. Gabriel Summer Fest, 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Atlas Rising. St. Gabriel Church, 771-4700. Glendale.

MUSIC - CONCERTS

U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note, 7 p.m. Princeton High School, 11080 Chester Road. Free. Tickets required, available online. Presented by Princeton High School Performing Arts. 552-8291, ext. 2. Sharonville.

Sycamore Senior Center Art Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sharon Woods, 984-1234. Sharonville. Giving Gratitude, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visionaries and Voices North Branch Studio, 771-2999. Springdale.

FESTIVALS

Arthritis Informational Session, noon-1 p.m. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Information about Arthritis Foundation, arthritis facts, programs, events and research. Light lunch served. Free. Registration required online by June 15. 271-4545, ext. 109. Montgomery.

MUSIC - JAZZ

ART EXHIBITS

Herding Dog Clinic, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, 563-6663. Evendale.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Girls Getting Stronger Wellness Week, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Daily through June 26. Venus, 7795 Cooper Road. Learn different ways to exercise and strength train. Also learn skin care, makeup application and healthy eating and cooking. Ages 13-15. $150. Presented by Venus Fitness For Her. 984-4437. Montgomery.

MUSIC - KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

Karaoke, 8 p.m. Sluggers Rockin’ Sports Cafe, 10765 Reading Road. With DJ Julie J. 9563797. Evendale.

PUBLIC HOURS

Gattle’s, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Gattle’s, 8714050. Montgomery. Sharon Woods Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.9 p.m. Sharon Woods, 521-7275. Sharonville. Tri-County Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tri-County Mall, 671-0120. Springdale. Kenwood Towne Centre, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Kenwood Towne Centre, 745-9100. Kenwood.

Heritage Village Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Heritage Village Museum, 563-9484. Sharonville. Gattle’s, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Gattle’s, 8714050. Montgomery. Sharon Woods Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.9 p.m. Sharon Woods, 521-7275. Sharonville. Tri-County Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tri-County Mall, 671-0120. Springdale.

RELIGIOUS - COMMUNITY Praise and Worship Practice, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Living Word Fellowship, 9781 Fields Ertel Road. Dave and Beth Kenniv, worship ministry. Presented by Equipping Ministries International. 742-1100. Loveland. W E D N E S D A Y, J U N E 2 4

ART EXHIBITS

Giving Gratitude, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Visionaries and Voices North Branch Studio, 771-2999. Springdale.

CIVIC

Hazardous Waste Drop-Off, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Environmental Enterprises Inc. 10163 Cincinnati-Dayton Road. Acceptable items include paint, household and auto batteries, thermostats, antifreeze and more. Hamilton County residents only. Proof of residency required. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Environmental Services. 946-7700. Sharonville. Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, 946-7766. Blue Ash.

FARMERS MARKET

Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Gorman Heritage Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road. Market Cart Vegetable Stand 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. July: fresh picked flowers and vegetables in season. 563-6663. Evendale. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.

ON STAGE - COMEDY

Pro-Am Night, 8 p.m. Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place. Aspiring comics and amateurs get on stage. $5. Reservations required. 9849288. Montgomery.

PUBLIC HOURS

Heritage Village Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Heritage Village Museum, 563-9484. Sharonville. Gorman Heritage Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, 563-6663. Evendale.

SEMINARS

Essential Career Workshops, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Self-Assessment and Career Exploration. Cincinnati State Workforce Development Center, 10100 Reading Road. For individuals who plan to make a career or job change and those who want/need to be prepared in the event of a job change/loss. With Mary Ann Davis, M.A. LPC, Master Career Counselor, Life/Work Counselor, Distance Credentialed Counselor. $40. Registration required. Presented by Your Career Plan. 665-4444, ext. 4. Evendale. T U E S D A Y, J U N E 2 3

ART EXHIBITS

Giving Gratitude, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Visionaries and Voices North Branch Studio, 771-2999. Springdale.

CIVIC

Computer and TV Recycling Drop-Off, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2trg, 946-7766. Blue Ash.

FARMERS MARKET

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, 561-7400. Indian Hill.

HAPPY HOURS PROVIDED The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, pictured, joins the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra to kick off the orchestra’s 25th anniversary summer season at Riverbend Music Center at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 18. Also appearing with the orchestra will be former astronaut Neil Armstrong as a narrator and Cincinnati Bengal Ben Utecht as a vocalist. For tickets, call 513-381-3300 or visit www.cincinnatipops.org.

Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Through The Garden Restaurant, 791-2199. Blue Ash. Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, 671-1805. Springdale. Happy Hour, 3 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Sluggers Rockin’ Sports Cafe, 956-3797. Evendale.

PROVIDED Catch the last few days of the Krohn Conservatory’s international butterfly show “Flowers with Wings – Butterflies and Culture of India,” open through Sunday, June 21. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Cost is $6; $5, seniors; and $4, children, 5-17; free, 4 and under. Visit www.butterflyshow.com.


Life

Ever wonder how normal you are? “Why can’t you just be normal?” “Why aren’t you like the other (husbands/wives/kids/ whomever)?” Hearing that can make our self-respect hit the skids. For if we are not deemed normal, doesn’t that mean we are considered as abnormal, weird, odd, or peculiar in front of the rest of the world? Analyst Dr. Lawrence Jaffe notes that “Patient after patient speaks to me of the frustration in not being able to be ‘normal.’ What a relief to realize that normality is a statistical concept with no empirical validity … This is no such thing as being normal. But what a long road it is that leads finally to that realization.”

Normality is an abstraction derived from the study of statistics. It doesn’t exist in reality. Science may say the average or “normal” stone in a certain riverbed is 4 inches long and 2 inches wide. Yet, a search may never find a stone exactly that size in the stream (what a relief to the rest of the stones!) Stones don’t try to conform themselves to some desirable proportion. But humans do. We forget we are unprecedented. Isaac Singer writes, “Every human character occurs only once in the whole history of human beings.” Such uniqueness makes it impossible to say who’s normal.

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Government, science and religion have their own “normal” molds. The government mold says we’re fairly normal if we pay our taxes and obey federal regulations; science considers us normal when we match their statistics and research; religion tends to see normality as being asexual, unquestioning and docile. Seldom do we hear the encouraging words of St. Francis de Sales: “Be yourself! But be your best self!” “The scientist is always looking for an average,” wrote Carl Jung, “yet the truth is that the carriers of life are individuals, not average numbers. When everything is statistical, all individual qualities are

wiped out … If you wipe out the mythology of a man and his entire historical sequence, he becomes a statistical average, a number; that is, he becomes nothing.” Individuation (not individualism) means becoming what we have in us to become. God does not create us and then wonder, “Why did I do that?” We are created as a divine idea with a purpose and a destination. There would be no individuation if there were not roadblocks, detours, and personal efforts – just as there would be no path if there was no wilderness around it that was hewn out by our steps. The singularity of each of our paths is part of what makes finding and staying on it so difficult.

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Nothing is as important as carrying our own cross, said Jesus Christ. Jaffe wrote, “That means the same as finding and following Father Lou the path of indiGuntzelman viduation which has been prePerspectives pared for you from eternity. This is the most difficult path but paradoxically also the easiest because it is the only one that will allow you to die with the knowledge that you lived your life through and through.” Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@ communitypress.com 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.

New video cameras can save you money, space If you’re like me, you love to take videos during family vacations – I’ve been doing it for years. But if you haven’t checked lately you will be shocked at how small the cameras have become – and much less expensive, too. At first home pictures consisted of black and white stills and movies. That soon gave way to color photos and movies – then videotape. The first video camera I

owned was quite large and required a separate video recorder that I carried over my shoulder. When technology changed, I bought a small, excellent, video camera with the tape inside the unit. The size was so small I could hold it in one hand. It cost more than $1,800, but the video was so good I took it on a trip to China and came back with great pictures. I thought video could-

n’t get much better – but I was wrong. I recently got a Flip Video HD camera and was shocked at the brilliant, colorful pictures it took – in high definition. My experience with that camera prompted me to buy the Flip Ultra HD camera, which can hold up to two hours of video, instead of one hour, before the pictures have to be downloaded. It comes with a rechargeable battery that can be

replaced with two AA batteries should you run out of power and need to keep shooting. I took that camera on a recent trip to Hawaii and was simply amazed at the pictures I got. At one point, I ran out of power while on a road trip and couldn’t stop to recharge the battery. That’s when the ability to use two AA batteries came in very handy – it allowed me to continue taking pictures

when I wouldn’t have been able to do so otherwise. One other thing, the new Flip camera cost just a fraction of what I paid for that state-of-the art camera years ago. The Flip Ultra HD cost me less than $200. Other companies make similar small cameras – like Kodak, whose camera uses memory cards that you can change when they’re full. Bottom line, if you love to take pictures of your fam-

ily check out the new pocket-sized high defiHoward Ain n i t i o n v i d e o Hey Howard! cameras. Howard Ain answers consumer complaints weekdays at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on WKRC-TV Local 12. Write to him at Hey Howard, 12 WKRC-TV, 1906 Highland Ave., Cincinnati 45219.

Open House Every Thursday in June Time 1:00 to 3:00 pm Location 11100 Springfield Pike

Summer fun at Maple Knoll Village. Baseball games, Barbeques and Best Friends. Live summer vacation all year long at Maple Knoll Village. Located

on a beautiful 54-acre campus, just minutes from Cincinnati, you’ll find everything you need to live life everyday. From state-of-the-art amenities, to programs and activities we help keep you feeling your best all year long. We are a non-profit continuing care retirement community owned and operated by Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. with a history of more than 160 years of serving older adults.

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Life

June 17, 2009

Let sunlight cook next batch of preserves

What a fun day. Jalean and Jessie, my daughtersi n - l a w, and their kids went with me to Rita A & M Heikenfeld Farms in Rita’s kitchen B r o w n County to pick strawberries. The aroma that hit us when we got out of our cars was berry heaven! Those folks are so family-oriented. The little ones got to help pick and some ate more than they put in their trays. I’m glad the kids weren’t weighed before and after. The berries were ripe and so delicious. The best part was going back to my house where we made 50 jars of jams and sauces. And we got it all done by mid-afternoon. We’ll serve the jam for Father’s Day breakfast. One of my fond memories is seeing my dad, Charlie Nader’s, smile when I’d bring him a

jar of sun-cooked strawberry preserves for Father’s Day.

Sun-cooked strawberry preserves

1 quart or pound strawberries, sliced thickly 3 cups sugar or more to taste 1 ⁄2 cup water 2 tablespoons lemon juice Cook sugar, water and lemon juice until boiling and cook until sugar dissolves. Put berries in, lower to simmer and cook just until they start to lose their color and shrink a bit. Pour into sprayed shallow baking pan (I use cookie sheets with sides) in single layers. Set in sun for three to four days. When berries are plump and turn darker red and syrup has jelled, pack into jars without reheating. Store in refrigerator up to a month or in freezer up to six months. If it rains, bring inside. If insects are a problem, cover with cheesecloth.

Rita’s creamed peas

8 oz. or so fresh peas, cooked 1 tablespoon each: cornstarch and butter 1 cup milk 3-4 tablespoons cream cheese with chives Mix cornstarch and milk together. Melt butter and add milk mixture. Cook until thick. Stir in cream cheese and season to taste. Pour over peas and mix.

Guru in our backyard

Chef Scott Riehle’s Apple Blue Cheese Canapés: Scott is a young, immensely creative chef at St. Francis Friary on Vine Street in Cincinnati. I visited the friary recently. It has beautiful, serene walled gardens where the friars sometimes take their meals. Scott cooks for 11 resident friars plus unexpected guests from around the world. Scott told me, “Some like meat and potatoes, some are more sophisticated since they were missionaries in

far-flung places. “This is one of my favorite appetizers to make for guests. Omit the bacon and it becomes a wonderful vegetarian option.” The friary is lucky to have this west-side chef, who’s cooking philosophy is: “If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong!”

1 Granny Smith apple (Peeled, cored, cut into thin slices) 4 oz. crumbled blue cheese 1 small red onion, sliced thin 5 strips cooked, crumbled bacon 5 Provolone cheese slices, quartered 20 slices, 1⁄4-inch, French baguette Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Place provolone on bread. Finish topping with remaining ingredients. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until cheese melts and bread is slightly toasted. Serve warm.

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Happy Father’s Day

To another guru in our backyard: Gert Buchheim. You may remember Jay and his dad, Gert, when they owned Maya’s restaurant in Blue Ash. Well Gert, a trained pastry chef, is still baking five days a week for Golf Manor Synagogue. He makes kosher pastries, which are dairy-free, along with heirloom cakes and confections. Gert is an octogenarian. “I like being busy and making people happy,” he said.

Memories of Virginia Bakery

Here’s your chance to get your 2 cents in. Tom Thie, owner of Virginia Bakery, and author Cynthia Beischel are writing a book about this Cincinnati icon. To share your memories and be considered for an interview, e-mail VirginiaBakeryRemembered@gmai l.com or write to PO Box 46844, Cincinnati, OH 45246-0844.

COURTESY RITA HEIKENFELD

Creamed peas as a summer side dish. Whether or not your story is included, you will be acknowledged in the book.

Readers’ requests

Be patient! I know I’m overdue, but don’t have room to include the readers’ requests. They’ll be published soon. Thanks for being patient! Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at www.Abouteating.com.

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fathers on their day,” said Chris Tomasso, First Watch’s chief marketing officer. “We didn’t want to go the necktie route so we thought of what else fathers would like; since golf and dads seem to go hand in hand, we thought golf balls would be the perfect fit,” he said.

“It’s just our little way of saying ‘thank you’ to dads for all that they do day in and day out.” Also, every First Watch restaurant will add four new items to its menu June 29: the health nut salad, the green hamlet wrap, the heard of buffalo? chicken wrap and the No. 5 salad.

Local First Watch restaurants include: • Harper’s Station, 11301 Montgomery Road, , 489-6849 • Kenwood Galleria, 8118 Montgomery Road, 891-0088 • Princeton Plaza, 80 W. Kemper, Springdale, 6711740

Tickets now on sale for Tractor Jam Community Press Staff Report

Gorman Heritage Farm has announced that tickets are available for its Saturday, Aug. 1, “Tractor Jam” fundraising concert. The concert will feature top local bands, great food, hayrides, antique tractor show and much more. Funds generated from the event will be used for farm operations and for purchasing a new tractor, which the farm desperately needs. Tractor Jam also features

a Home & Farm Raffle, sponsored by WalMart. Top prize is $1,000, with a number of other great items for your home and yard donated by local businesses. Raffle tickets are $5 or six for $25. Raffle and concert tickets are available at

www.tractorjam.com, or at the gate. Tractor Jam is presented by country radio station 93.7, with additional sponsorship from Rising Roll Gourmet ... Evendale Medical Center, PNC Bank, Hudy Delight, M. Rosenthal Print-

ing, Cincy Magazine, Tallen Productions Group, Vonderhaar Catering, United Aerospace Workers Local 647, Cincinnati State Workforce Development Center and Al Neyer Inc. Visit the Web site at www.gormanfarm.org.

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CDS Associates Inc., has hired Dan Mayzum to the multi-discipline design firm as a designer in the archit e c t u r e group. A graduate of The Ohio State University, Mayzum has Mayzum more than 16 years of experience in the industry as a designer and project manager. He is also active on the Green Energy Team of Vineyard Community Church. Mayzum, his wife Regina and their daughter Emery and son Isaac live in Glendale in a “green” home designed and built by Mayzum.

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Wyoming resident Maxim Meyers, a principal of Midwest Financial Partners and a financial professional with AXA Advisors, has earned a certificate in retirement planning from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is one of a select group of financial professionals nationwide to complete this retirement planning education program. The retirement education program is a customized program developed for AXA Equitable to provide AXA Advisors’ financial professionals with intensive training in retirement planning. Those who complete the retirement planning education program at Wharton are required to complete ongoing continuing education provided by Wharton’s Learning Continuum and AXA Equitable. Meyers works with indi-

The Sharonville Chamber of Commerce will host the seminar “Are Business Ethics a Thing of the Past?” 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at Scarlet Oaks, 3254 E. Kemper Road in Sharonville. Better Business Bureau president and CEO Jocile Ehrlich will talk about businesses ethics. Ehrlich will also help business owners learn how the BBB can help market their businesses. Cost is $25 for Chamber members and $35 for nonmembers. To RSVP, call 554-1722 or e-mail info@sharonvillechamber.com. For more information, visit www.sharonvillechamber.com.

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The groom is the son of Dr. & Mrs. Harold Hupp. He is the grandson of Judge Robert Smolenski and the late Mrs. Mary Smolenski and the late Mr. & Mrs. Hubert Hupp. He is employed at Rockhoppers in Clemson, South Carolina. Miss Stacey Leppert, sister of the bride was the maid of honor. Serving as bridesmaids were Mrs. Katie Black, friend of the bride and Miss Andrea Hupp, sister of the groom. Mr. Troy Witthoeft, friend of the groom served as best man. Groomsmen were Mr. Matt Hupp, brother of the groom and Mr. Kevin Kane, friend of the groom. Ushers were Mr. Steven Leppert, brother of the bride and Mr. Matthew Piotrowsky, friend of the bride and groom. The couple will reside in Easley, South Carolina

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Adding to an extensive lunch, dinner and special event menus, City Barbeque Catering now offers breakfast. From a continental breakfast featuring fruit, sweet danishes, bagels, yogurt and coffee to a hot breakfast menu of egg, cheese and sausage breakfast casserole, smoked ham, Texas link sausage and cheese grits, the menu can be customized to fit a customer’s needs. City Barbeque Catering has also teamed with Crimson Cup Coffee to serve Crimson’s premium blends. The restaurant has three Cincinnati locations, including 7706 Voice of America Center Drive in West Chester Township. For information and menus, visit cityqbbq.com.

viduals and business owners to help them define their retirement goals and create strategies to help meet their objectives. His office is at 4000 Smith Road, Suite 300, in Oakley.

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from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. A 2005 graduate of Wyoming High School, Wolf is the son of Larry and Mara Wolf of Wyoming. Wolf’s first tour of duty will be as a deck watch officer on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Resolute in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Coast Guard Academy offers an integrat-

Cadet 1st Class Zachary Wolf of Wyoming will be one of 225 cadets who graduates from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. During commencement exercises, graduates of the Class of 2009 will receive their commission as ensigns in the U.S. Coast Guard

ed life experience which emphasizes academics, physical fitness, character and leadership, in order to graduate officers of the highest caliber. Graduates go directly to positions of leadership and are obligated to eight years service, five of which must be active duty.

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Hudson Pryor Hudson Jr. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Hudson is the son of John Hudson Sr. of Fairfield, and Carmen Hudson. He is a 2006 graduate of Princeton High School.

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Air Force Airman Jimmie D. Pryor graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Pryor is the son of Theresa Smith. He is a 2007 graduate of Princeton High School.

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Phi Lambda Pi celebrates 50 years Community Press Staff Report An Evendale teen organization is celebrating 50 years of service, friendship and play July 24-25. Phi Lambda Pi includes 50 active members in the eighth- through 12thgrades focusing on service projects, weekly Wednesday night open houses and various trips throughout the year. The group was started in 1959 to plan and sponsor leisure time activities which would offer broad opportunities for recreation, new and improved friendships and to serve the community as the need arose. “Phi Lambda Pi has been a tremendous asset to the Evendale community shaping the lives of area youth and providing a positive social network,” said Susan Comisar, volunteer. “We are very proud of the successes we have had for the last 50 years and we look forward to serving the Evendale community for the next 50 years and beyond.” Organizers are putting together a golf scramble at 10 a.m. Friday, July 24, at Sharon Woods followed by a family pool party from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Evendale pool. The weekend festivities

The founder of Phi Lambda Pi, Sheldon L. Bentley, will be recognized with a plaque for the Phi Lambda Pi teen room and a special proclamation will be read. conclude on Saturday evening with appetizers, dinner, drinks, a short presentation, socializing and dancing at the Evendale Recreation Center. The founder of Phi Lambda Pi, Sheldon L. Bentley, will be recognized with a plaque for the Phi Lambda Pi teen room and a special proclamation will be read. Attendees will enjoy a DVD highlighting photos from the past 50 years. Phi Lambda Pi memorabilia, including photos, Awards Night programs, chenille Es, blankets and trophies will be on display. More than 800 alumni, adult advisors/chaperons and current members were invited. For more information on Phi Lambda Pi’s 50th reunion, contact Kim Pielage, Program Supervisor, Evendale Recreation Center, 563-2247 or Kim. Pielage@evendaleohio.org.


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Red Cross accepting applications for AmeriCorps positions The Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American is accepting applications for up to 31 full-time and parttime positions for the next AmeriCorps service year beginning in September. Applicants must be at least 18-years-old; a U.S. citizen or legal resident; have a high school diploma; a valid driver’s license and be available to complete a 10 to 12 month assignment. Compensation includes a stipend up to $11,400 for full-time service and $6,035 for part-time assignments and an education award of $4,725 for full-time service and $2,362.50 for a parttime assignment to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans. Additional benefits may include health care coverage through an AmeriCorps provider and child care assistance. Additionally, the Corporation for National and Community Service will pay any interest accrued on qualified student loans during term of service. At the American Red Cross, AmeriCorps members develop and teach community disaster education; first aid and CPR; help prepare for and respond to local disasters, and work with the shelter program. Applications for the 2009 AmeriCorps service

year must be received no later than July 15. Position descriptions and application instructions are at www.cincinnatiredcross.org. AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent federal agency whose mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. As an AmeriCorps member, you’ll gain new skills and experiences – and you’ll also find the tremendous satisfaction that comes from helping others. The Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American Red Cross serves 25 counties in southern Ohio, northern Kentucky and Indiana. Red Cross volunteers responded to over 700 incidents last year and provided CPR, first aid and water safety training to over 200,000 people. The chapter continues to grow and remain strong within the community. For more information visit www.cincinnatiredcross.org or call 579-3910.

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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. An Adult Forum Discussion Series is on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. Led by Pastor Josh Miller, the “Nooma” series is a short film followed by discussion which speaks directly to questions of faith and life. Each session is self contained. The community is invited to participate in this adult discussion series as well as Sunday School for children which also begins at 9 a.m. The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 7933288;www.ascensionlutheranchurch.com.

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Bible Study is an intensive 32-34 week study of the Bible that includes elements of fellowship, prayer, video, Bible study, and discussion. Call the church for details and a list of classes. Summer Reading Group will discuss A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini on Monday, June 29, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.). Call the church for details. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road,

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Friendship Baptist Church 8580 Cheviot Rd 741-7017 Gary Jackson, Senior Pastor Sunday School 10:00am Sunday Morning Services 8:45 & 11:00am Sunday Evening Services 6:30pm Wednesday Service 7:00pm AWANA (Wed) 7:00 - 8:45pm

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Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS

Well staffed Nursery, Active Youth & College Groups, Exciting Music Dept, Seniors Group, Deaf Ministry www.friendshipbaptistcincinnati.org

965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 christchurch1@fuse.net www.christchurchglendale.org The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services

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BAPTIST Creek Road Baptist Church 3906 Creek Rd., Sharonville, Cincinnati, OH 513-563-2410 elder@creekroad.org Sunday School 9:30am Sunday Worship 10:45am, 6:00pm Wednesday Worship 7:00pm Pastor, Rev. David B Smith

St. Stephen’s Episcopal C hurch 9191 Daly Road, Springfield Tw p., 522-8628 w w w .ststep h en s-cin ci.o rg The R ev’d D avid B. Bailey, Pastor Sum m er Schedule: June thru August Sunday, 8am & 10:30am Holy Com m union W ed. 7pm Evening Prayer First Sat. of each m onth, 10am Outdoor Stations of the Cross

LUTHERAN Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Martin Dr Porres Catholic Church

9927 Wayne Ave * Lincoln Hts, Ohio 45215 513-554-4010 Pastor: Fr Thomas Difolco African American in History & Heritage Roman Catholic in Faith & Practice Services: Saturday at 7:00p & Sunday at 10:00a You are always welcome at St. Martin de Porres

CHRISTIAN CHURCH DISCIPLES Mt. Healthy Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

7717 Harrison Ave Mt. Healthy, OH 45231 Rev. Michael Doerr, Pastor 513-521-6029 Sunday 9:00 a.m...... Contemporary Service 9:45a.m...... Sunday School 10:45 a.m........ Traditional Worship Nursery Staff Provided “A Caring Community of Faith” Welcomes You

3301 Compton Rd (1 block east of Colerain) 385-8342 Sunday School & Bible Class (all ages) 9:45am Sunday Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Saturday Evening Worship 5:30pm A great community church in a great community! Also home to Little Bud Preschool 385-8404 enrolling now! Visit our website: www.church-lcms.org

Faith Lutheran Church

5921 Springdale Rd 1mi west of Blue Rock

Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

Worship 10:30 am Sunday School: 9:20 am Traditional Service and Hymnbook

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Trinity Lutheran Church

1553 Kinney Ave Mt Healthy 522-3026 Pastor Todd A. Cutter

8:30am Traditional Worship 9:45am Sunday School 10:45am Breakout Contemporary Worship Visit us at: www.trinitymthealthy.orgs

UNITED METHODIST Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513)385-7883 Rev. Joe Hadley, Pastor Church School for all ages 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available www.cpop-umc.org “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org

8265 Winton Rd., Finneytown www.faithcinci.org Pastor Robert Curry Contemporary Service 9am Traditional Service 11:00am

"24/7 Joy: Victory!" (9:40 Service) Youth Choir Homecoming Concert (8:20 & 11:00 Services) Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am

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Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

Corner of Compton and Perry Streets 931-5827 Sunday School 8:45 - 9:45am Traditional Worship 10:00 - 11:00am Contemporary Worship 11:30 - 12:30 Healing Service, last Sunday of the month at 5 pm "Come as a guest. Leave as a friend".

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8:15 & 11am Traditional Service & Kingdom Kids 9:30am Contemporary Worship & Sunday School 7:00pm Wednesday, Small Groups for all ages Infant care available for all services

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HIGHVIEW CHRISTIAN CHURCH “Life on Purpose in Community” 2651 Adams Rd. (near Pippin) Worship Assembly-Sunday 10:45am Phone 825-9553 www.highviewchristianchurch.com

VINEYARD CHURCH NORTHWEST COLERAIN TOWNSHIP Three Weekend Services! Saturday - 5:30 pm Sunday - 9:30 & 11:15 am 9165 Round Top Rd (1/4 mi. so. of Northgate Mall)

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Sun Worship 9:45am/ Study 11:00am Childcare Provided Wed Nite P&W with Supper 5:30pm 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 www.geocities.com/spc45241 ............................................

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Presbyterian Church www.sharonville-umc.org Northminister 703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243

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Transforming Lives for Jesus Christ Sunday Worship Schedule Traditional Services: 8:00 & 10:15am Contemporary Services: 9:00 & 11:30am Student Cafe: 10:15am Childcare Available Jeff Hosmer & Nancy Ross- Zimmerman - Pastors

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST FLEMING ROAD United Church of Christ 691 Fleming Rd 522-2780 Rev Pat McKinney

Sunday School - All Ages - 9:15am Sunday Worship - 10:30am

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St. Paul United Church of Christ 5312 Old Blue Rock Rd., off Springdale

Pastor: Jessica Taft 385-9077 Sunday Worship: 10:30am Sunday School: 9:15am

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Northwest Community Church 8745 Cheviot Rd, by Colerain HS 513-385-8973 Worship and Sunday School 10AM Handicap Accessible/Nursery Available

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

6997 Hamilton Ave 931-2205 Rev. Virginia Duffy, Interim Minister Lollie Kasulones, Minister for Program Evelyn Osterbrock, Minister for Children Sundays: Music & Announcement 9:45am Worship at 10:00am Sunday School and Child Care Nurtured And Fellowship Groups For All Ages www.stpaulnch.org


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Hardware store features local artist By Kelly McBride Reddy kreddy@communitypress.com

They sell paint for the walls, and now they are displaying paintings for the

walls. Cliff Hardware, which stocks a variety of home improvement products, as well as Porter paints, is featuring an art display that

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Traffic flows on Reading Road, past the display window at Cliff Hardware.

Sculpture adds another dimension to the art display, backed by a peg board at Cliff Hardware.

includes paintings, sculpture and even a couple of clothing pieces created by a Sharonville artist. Tom Montag has been a regular customer at Cliff, 11115 Reading Road, and has gotten to know its owner, Rick Wickemeier, over the years. So when Montag noticed an empty display window, he asked Wickemeier if he could showcase some of his artwork. Typically, Cliff Hardware reserves that spot for seasonal items. “I thought, ‘Why not?’” Wickemeier said. Montag left a few pieces for the shop owner to examine before deciding, because Montag wanted Wickemeier to be comfortable about the female images depicted in

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Cliff Hardware is featuring an art display that includes paintings, sculpture and even a couple of clothing pieces created by a Sharonville artist. his art. “It came down to color, and lack of explicit detail,” Montag said. “The form dissolves for the color. “I’m thinking out loud,” he said. A couple of local businesses had a hand in the display, as well. Chip Coburn of CDS did the signage on the window, and Corey Todt of Aunt Ruth’s Quilt Shop sewed a tunic painted by Montag, which is displayed on a mannequin. Dave Magella of Depot Square Frame Shop also displayed a couple of Montag’s paintings. “A hardware store is the heart of a community,” Montag said. “It’s a good location, with lots of traffic.” The artwork will remain in the window for up to three months, Wickemeier said. “He has abilities we only dream of having,” Wickemeier said of Montag’s artistic talent. “That’s impressive to me.”

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Wyoming Fire/EMS has digital answers Wyoming Fire-EMS will be available to help Wyoming residents whose televisions are not moving smoothly into the digital age. Folks who already use cable or satellite services for their television reception need make no adjustments at all, officials explain. Those who have bought the necessary conversion box and have problems or ques-

tions can call the department’s non-emergency number, 513-821-4980, for some digital directions. Wyoming residents are asked to pass along this information to elderly friends and neighbors who may need help in hooking up the converter to their existing television. Older adults can also call the local Council on Aging with questions: 513-345-8643.

LEGAL NOTICE The Board of Building and Zoning Appeals of the City of Wyoming, Ohio hereby gives notice that a public hearing will be held on Tuesday, July 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Building Council Chambers, 800 Oak Avenue, Wyom ing, OH 45215 to hear and decide the following appeal requests: A request for a permit to construct a two-story addition to the front of the existing home at 241 Springfield Pike, Wyoming, OH 45215 was denied as the proposal violates the front and side yard require ments of Sections 1153.04 (a) and 1153.04 (b) of the City of Wyoming Codified Ordinan ces respectively which establish the minimum front yard and side yard requirements for homes in the AA, Single-family Residence District. Permit to construct an attached, two-car garage on the front of the existing home and to erect a fence within the limits of the front yard at 925 Oregon Trail, Wyoming OH 45215 was denied as the proposal violates the requirements of Section 1153.04 (a) of the City of Wyoming Codified Ordinances which establishes the minimum front yard requirements, and Section 1183.07 (c) of the City of Wyoming Codified Ordinances and which establishes the requirements of fences for homes in the AAA, Single-family Residence District. A request for a permit to construct a front porch on the existing residence at 320 Poage Farm Road, Wyoming, OH 45215 was denied as the proposal violates the requirements of Section 1153.04 (a) of the City of Wyoming Codified Ordinances which establishes the front yard setback requirements for homes in the AAA, Single-family Residence District City of Wyoming Board of Building and Zoning Appeals 5545

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Rockets and More, 9 a.m.-noon daily through June 26. Queen of Angels Montessori School, 4460 Berwick St. Build and take home a rocket and stunt plane. Ages 11-14. $129; lab fee $10. Registration required. 271-4171. Madisonville. Fun With Engineering, 9 a.m.-noon daily through June 26. Queen of Angels Montessori School, 4460 Berwick St. Ages 7-11. $129. Registration required. 271-4171. Madisonville.

SUMMER CAMP – ARTS

School of Rock Camp, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Part 1. daily through June 26. The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave. Master classes, ensemble, vocals, songwriting, recording, rehearsals, guests and more. Concludes with all camp jam performance on Friday. Grouped by age/ability. Must have at least six months study on instrument. Ages 11-17. $295. Registration required, available online. 948-1900. Wyoming. Rock and Roll Explorations Camp, 9 a.m.noon Part 1. daily through June 26. Ages 712. The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave. Learn instruments, vocals, songwriting, recording, costumes and CD design. No experience required, instruments provided. Friday concert. $195. Registration required, available online. 948-1900. Wyoming. Comic Book Art Camp, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. daily through June 26., The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave. Learn how to develop story line and draw panels. Explore action figure perspective and book layout. Grades 2 and up. $130. Registration required, available online. 948-1900. Wyoming. Drawing Lessons Art Camp, 10 a.m.-noon daily through June 26. The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave. Learn to draw in perspective, draw people, learn about proportion and use variety of different drawing materials. Grades 2 and up. $130. Registration required, available online. 948-1900. Wyoming. Advances Drawing Camp, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. daily through June 26. Grades 4 and up. The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave. $130. Registration required, available online. 948-1900. Wyoming. Project Fun Way-Fashion Design Introduction, 9 a.m.-noon daily through June 26. Ages 7-11. and 1 p.m. daily through June 26. Ages 11-14. Queen of Angels Montessori School, 4460 Berwick St. Includes concept development, sketching, pattern development, fabric and construction. Sewing machine use. $129. Registration required. 271-4171. Madisonville. Musik Kids Beginning Keyboard, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. daily through June 26. The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave. Learn to play introductory material on keyboard, through songs, games, arts and crafts. Home keyboard not required. Class for beginners. Short performance on Friday. Ages 6-8. $150. Registration required, available online. 948-1900. Wyoming. Gail Wissel Art Camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily through June 26. Gail Wissel Studio, 8252 Pinecove Court, Instruction in a variety of techniques and media. Includes drawing, painting, sculpting, printing, designing and crafting. Ages 9-14. $200. Registration required. 469-0695. Sycamore Township.

Gorman Heritage Farm Camp, 9:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. Apprentice Farmers camp. Ages 10-12. daily through June 26. Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road. Campers discover workings of family farm, work with animals and explore the garden. $85-$210, $55-$180 members. Registration required. 563-6663. Evendale. All About Animals Camp, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. daily through June 25. Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road. Using all senses to explore and discover native wildlife. Ages 45. $60. Registration required. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275. Sharonville.

SUMMER CAMP – SPORTS Volleyball Camp, noon-2 p.m. daily through June 26. Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road. Basic instruction for children entering grades 4-8. Non-competitive environment. $125, $99 members. Registration required. 513-4000, Ext. 306. Fairfax. Summer Sports Camp, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through June 26. TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road. Receive sports training in a variety of sports from Sports Progression instructors. Ages 5-18. $295. Presented by Sports Progression. 985-6747. Montgomery. A Quick Step to Tennis, 9 a.m.-noon daily through June 26. Ages 7-11. Queen of Angels Montessori School, 4460 Berwick St. $129; $119 advance paid by May 8; lab fee $10. Registration required. 271-4171. Madisonville. Non-Contact Rugby, 9 a.m.-noon daily through June 26. Ages 11-14. and 9 a.m. daily through June 26. Ages 4-11. Queen of Angels Montessori School, 4460 Berwick St. Introduces boy and girls’ basic rugby skills through games and learning exercises. $129; $119 advance paid by May 8. Registration required. 271-4171. Madisonville. Eagle Soccer Camp, 9 a.m.-noon Intermediate Girls 1. Grades 3-5. daily through June 26. and 2 p.m. Primary Boys. Grades 1-2. daily through June 26. Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Middle School, 11300 Snider Road. Includes instruction, facility fees, insurance, a leather soccer ball, two T-shirts and water bottle. Wear cleats and use shin guards. Bring indoor-style shoes for bad weather. $115; $15 late processing fee. Registration required by May 15. Presented by Coach Steve McCollum. 777-3933. Sycamore Township. Midwest Fitness and Educational Summer Camp, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through June 26. Sports Plus, 10765 Reading Road. Sports skills and education covered. Ages 414. $100. Registration required. Presented by Midwest Fitness & Educational Summer Camp. 589-3122. Evendale. Mount Notre Dame Softball Summer Camp, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Continues June 23. Grades 3-6. and 1 p.m. Continues June 23. Grades 7-12. Koenig Park, Columbia Avenue, Instruction in hitting, fielding, base running, offense, and defense drills. Special drills for catchers available. $65. Registration

required. Presented by Mount Notre Dame softball. 703-6109. Reading.

SUMMER CAMP – YMCA

YMCA Camp Creekwood, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through June 26. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Outdoor camp. Activities include arts and crafts, nature activities, swimming, field trips and more. Grades K-7. $170, $125 members. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 7915000. Blue Ash. YMCA Camp Creekwood Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Weird Science. daily through June 26. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Weekly-themed activities. Scholarship assistance available. Hamilton County Vouchers accepted. Ages 5-12. $170, $125 per week; $35, $25 members pre or post camp. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 7915000. Blue Ash. YMCA Camp Creekwood Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through June 19. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Emphasis on leadership development, cultural awareness and self-worth combined with traditional camp fun. Scholarship assistance available. Ages 12-14. $163, $131 members. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 791-5000. Blue Ash. YMCA Camp Creekwood Sports Clinics, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tennis. Ages 7-14. daily through June 26. and 1 p.m. Gymnastics. Ages 4-6. daily through June 26. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Scholarship assistance available. $100, $75 members. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 791-5000. Blue Ash. YMCA Preschool Camp, 9 a.m.-noon daily through June 26. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Arts and crafts, nature activities, swimming and more. Scholarships are available. Hamilton COunty Vouchers accepted. Ages 3-5. $100, $75 members. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 791-5000. Blue Ash. Counselor in Training Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through June 26. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Learn training to be a future camp staff worker. Must complete a camper and CIT application. Participation does not guarantee staff position. Ages 1315. $60, $35 members. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 362-9622. Blue Ash. T U E S D A Y, J U N E 2 3

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Adventure Camp, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Horse Back Riding. Sharonville Community Center, 10990 Thornview Drive. Adrenaline-rushing outdoor programs. Ages 12-15. Cost varies per adventure. Registration required. 5632895. Sharonville.

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SUMMER CAMP – NATURE

Turner Farm Day Camp, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily through June 26. Turner Farm, 7400 Given Road. Experience life on a working farm and discover the way food connects us to the soil, sun, water and each other. Ages 8-10. $175. Registration required. 5617400. Indian Hill.

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Jewelry Making, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Queen of Angels Montessori School, 4460 Berwick St. Make earrings, necklaces, bracelets or rings. Learn wire wrapping, beading and knotting pearl techniques. Bring lunch. Ages 7-11. $129; workshop fee $40; lab fee $45. Registration required. 271-4171. Madisonville.

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Adventure Camp, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Putt-Putt/GoKarts. Sharonville Community Center, 5632895. Sharonville. S A T U R D A Y, J U N E 2 7

SUMMER CAMP – SPORTS Heather Mitts Soccer Camp, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Concludes June 28. Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Road. Two-day camp. Includes T-shirt, autographed team photo, awards and expert instruction. Girls ages 6-18. $149. Presented by ProCamps, Ltd. 793-2267. Montgomery. M O N D A Y, J U N E 2 9

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Music Makers Art Camp 1A, 1 P, 10 a.m.noon daily through July 3. Grades K-3. and 1 p.m. daily through July 3. Grades 4 and up. The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave. Make instruments out of wood, papier mache, clay and other objects. $130. Registration required. 948-1900. Wyoming.

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Kidsports Summer Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through July 3. Cincinnati Sports Club, 527-4001, ext. 218. Fairfax. Laffalot Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. daily through July 3. Wyoming Recreation Center, 9940 Springfield Pike. A variety of sports, games and activities for campers. All boy and all girl format. Bring lunch and water bottle. Ages 6-12. $100. Registration required. Presented by Laffalot Summer Camps. 313-2076. Wyoming. CompassQuest 2009: Passport to Adventure, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily through July 2. Olympic Spirit. The Compass School, 6838833. Mason. Camp Sharonville, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through July 10. Olympic themed.

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Kidsports Summer Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through June 26. Cincinnati Sports Club, 3950 Red Bank Road. Weekly themes, field trips, swimming, sports, challenges, guest speakers and more. Full and half day available. $238 five day; $166 three day. Registration required. 527-4001, ext. 218. Fairfax. Summer Safety and Survival Camp, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Ages 6-10. daily through June 26. Loveland Symmes Firefighters Hall, 227 E. Loveland Ave. With firefighters, paramedics and high school camp counselors. Includes safety activities long with swimming, how to make the right choices, bicycle safety, self defense and more. $125, $100 Loveland, Symmes resident. Registration required. Presented by Loveland Symmes Fire Department. 583-3001. Loveland. Fantasy in Frosting – Beginning Cake Decorating and Candy Making, 9 a.m.noon Beginning Cake Decorating. daily through June 26. Ages 7-11. and 1 p.m. Cake Decorating. daily throgh June 26. Ages 11-14. Queen of Angels Montessori School, 4460 Berwick St. $129. Registration required. 271-4171. Madisonville. Laffalot Summer Camps, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. daily through June 26. Blue Ash Elementary, 9541 Plainfield Road. Campers enjoy a variety of sports, games and activities. All boy and all girl format. Bring lunch and water bottle. Ages 6-12. $100. Registration required. Presented by Laffalot Summer Camps. 3132076. Blue Ash. CompassQuest 2009: Passport to Adventure, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily through June 23. Down Under. The Compass School, 9370 Waterstone Blvd. Campers take journey around the world. Weekly themes offer creative art activities and trips. For children who completed Kindergarten through age 12. $195. Registration required. 683-8833. Mason.

vival Fun Factor. daily through June 27., Phillips Park, Rich Road. Outdoor camp. Activities include arts and crafts, nature activities, swimming, field trips and more. Scholarships available. Ages 6-11. $165, $109 members. Registration required. Presented by Blue Ash YMCA. 791-5000. Loveland.

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Sharonville Community Center, 10990 Thornview Drive. Includes field trips, crafts and swimming. Early Drop Zone, 8-10 a.m. Supervised activities before camp start. Children may bring snacks. Ages 7-12. Non-resident $125 two-week session, $65 Safety Camp; $80 two-week session, $40 Safety Camp; Early Drop Zone, $10 week. Registration required. 563-2895. Sharonville.

SUMMER CAMP – NATURE Gorman Heritage Farm Camp, 8:30 a.m.1:30 p.m. Science-themed camp. Ages 812. daily through July 2. Gorman Heritage Farm, 563-6663. Evendale.

SUMMER CAMP – SPORTS Martial Arts Camp, 9 a.m.-noon daily through July 3. Ages 4-6. Cincinnati Tae Kwon Do Center, 4325 Red Bank Road. Marial arts instruction, games and drills. $100. Registration required. 271-6900. Madisonville. Midwest Fitness and Educational Summer Camp, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through July 3. Sports Plus, 589-3122. Evendale.

SUMMER CAMP – YMCA YMCA Camp Creekwood, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through July 3. Blue Ash YMCA, 791-5000. Blue Ash. YMCA Camp Creekwood Traditional Day Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Holiday Happenings. daily through July 3. Blue Ash YMCA, 7915000. Blue Ash. YMCA Camp Creekwood Teen Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through July 3. Blue Ash YMCA, 791-5000. Blue Ash. YMCA Preschool Camp, 9 a.m.-noon daily through July 3. Blue Ash YMCA, 791-5000. Blue Ash. Other Specialty Clinics, 9 a.m.-noon Drama Camp. Ages 7-12. daily through July 3. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Hamilton County vouchers accepted. Scholarships are available. $100, $75 members. Registration required. Presented by YMCA of Greater Cincinnati. 362-9622. Blue Ash.

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June 17, 2009

POLICE REPORTS EVENDALE

Road, theft at 11661 Kemper Rd., May 27. Lisa Parlato, 39, 12068 Cornavin Court, theft at 1100 Kemper Rd. E., May 29. Keith Seay, 23, 11488 Freemantle Dr., drug abuse at 11775 Springdale Lake Dr., May 30. Jose Franco, 20, 145 Cambridge Park, public intoxication at 1130 Chesterdale Dr., May 30. Justin Ray, 26, 5710 Winton Road, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, May 30. Rickey Crawford, 50, 1179 Behles Ave., drug abuse at 330 Glensprings Dr., May 31. Heather Stotler, 24, 8386 Park Dr., theft at Sharonville, May 31. Mariah Garrison, 27, 504 Parkside, public intoxication at 12105 Lawnview Ave., June 1. Brooke Jaster, 27, 339 Shadow Lake, public intoxication at 12105 Lawnview Ave., June 1. Samaranda Paraschiv, 31, 30 Fountain Ave., theft at 11661 Princeton Pike, June 1.

Dr., June 1.

Domestic violence

Records not available

Male reported at Lebanon Rd., May 31.

GLENDALE

Theft

Arrests/citations

Glendale police reported no arrests or citations.

Incidents/investigations

Glendale police reported no incidents or investigations.

SHARONVILLE

Arrests/citations

Germaine Helton, no age given, 90 Beershire, drug possession at Baymont Inn, May 27. James Damoy, 20, 11379 Lippleman Road, assault at 1163 Chesterdale, May 27. Reginald Stivender, 19, 2969 Four Towers Dr., drug possession at 2000 E. Kemper Rd., May 30. Darryl Graig, 51, 1019 Chapel St, possession at ABV, May 30. Timothy Martin, 47, 6092 Yosemite, possession at Travel Lodge, May 31. Gregory Zillick, 32, 8705 Herper Point Dr., operating motor vehicle intoxicated at Hauck Rd. and Reading Rd., June 3. Tiara Kins, 21, 11158 Corine Ave., operating motor vehicle intoxicated at Hauck Rd. and U.S. 42, June 1. Sabrina Branham, 53, 12006 Second St., theft at 10900 Reading Rd., June 4. Johnathan Santez, 29, 11119 Reading Rd., theft at 11119 Reading Rd., June 3.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Victim struck at 12111 Southpines Dr., May 24.

Criminal damaging

Tires valued at $1,050 removed at 3528 Hauck Rd., May 26.

Criminal damaging, theft

Vehicle damaged and GPS valued at $400 removed at 11029 Dowlin

TVs valued at $3,600 removed at 11160 Dowlin Dr., May 26. Jewelry valued at $17,450 removed at 3953 Sharonview Dr., May 26. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 3254 E. Kemper Rd., March 19. Tools of unknown value removed from toolbox at 10609 Robindale Dr., May 28. Coy fish of unknown value removed from pond at 86 Williamsburg, May 28. Eyeglasses, debit card, bag valued at $965 removed at 12127 Midpines Dr., May 27. Coke of unknown value removed at 11628 Timber Ridge, May 26.

Theft, criminal damaging

Vehicle damaged and stereo valued at $100 removed at 11710 Lebanon Road, June 1. Camera, keypad and DVD valued at $140 removed at 10857 Sharondale Road, May 27.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Reported at 11171 Chesterwood, May 27. Reported at 1235 Chesterdale, June 2.

SPRINGDALE

Arrests/citations

Burglary

Mario Cintron, 26, 477 Wood Duck Dr., domestic violence at 477 Wood Duck Dr., May 28. Juvenile female, 16, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, May 27. Trinidad Gordillo, 26, 563 Lowell Street, disorderly conduct at 11755 Kemper Rd., May 28. David Marlow, 26, 7 Camelot Circle, driving under the influence at 300 Crescentville Rd., May 28. Juvenile Female, 17, theft at 12105 Lawnview Ave., May 27. Carolos Omar, 30, 3122 Oberlin Court, assault, comply with order of police officer at 450 Grandin Ave., May 27. Patricia Harris, 46, 11661 Kemper

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Apartment entered and property valued at $1,910 removed at 1207 Chesterwood Ct., May 29.

Criminal damaging

Sliding door broken at 1235 Chesterdale, June 1.

Domestic

Female reported at Glensprings Dr., June 2. Male reported at Princeton Pike, May 30.

Domestic violence

Female victim reported at Wood Duck Dr., May 27. Reported at Chesterdale, May 31.

Menacing

Victim threatened at 330 Glensprings Dr., May 31.

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Theft

Vehicle removed at 455 Kemper Rd. W., May 28. Ipod of unknown value removed at 12100 Lake Circle Dr., May 29. Bike of unknown value removed at 900 Kemper Rd., May 29. Playground equipment valued at $2,735.46 removed at 11345 Century Ci., May 29. Bikes of unknown value removed at 472 Smiley Ave., May 29. Bike valued at $300 removed at 464 Smiley Ave., May 29. Decorative geese valued at $80 removed from yard at 600 Cloverdale, May 31. Vehicle removed at 33 Kemper Road W., June 1. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 11700 Princeton Pi., June 1. Guitar valued at $4,000 removed at 11805 Commons Dr., June 1. Guitars valued at $2,544.25 removed at 640 Kemper Commons Ci., June 2. Clothing valued at $422 removed at 11700 Princeton Pi., June 2.

WYOMING

Arrests/citations

Wyoming police reported no arrests or citations.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Forced entry on Wilmuth Ave., BlackBerry taken, June 2. No forced entry at Washington Ave., Xbox, controlelrs and cell phone taken, June 5.

Criminal damaging

Driver side door window broken and vehicle rummaged through on Springfield Pike, June 2. Basement window broken and water flooded basement on Harmon Dr., June 2.

Aleen Smith

Aleen (nee Prichard) Smith, 80, of Sharonville died June 4. Survived by husband, Jason M. Smith Jr.; child, Valerie (Stephen) Oldiges; and grandchildren, Laurie and Jessica Oldiges. Preceded in death by sibling, Audrey Prichard. Services were June 8 at MihovkRosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: Vitas Hospice, 11500 Northlake Drive, Suite 300, Cincinnati, OH 45249; or American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Nancy J. Westerhaus

Nancy J. (nee Mink) Westerhaus, 70, of Wyoming died June 3. Survived by children, Becky W. (John) Moehring and Joe G. (Jessica) Westerhaus; grandchildren, Ryan, Will and Hayden Moehring and Quinn Westerhaus; siblings, Lori (the late Jim) Ernst and Joanne (the late Jack) Samad; also survived by many nieces, nephews and many

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Sunny Florida! Anna Maria Island. $499/wk + tax if booked by 6/30/09. All new inside, very comfy, just steps from the beach. 513-236-5091 www.beachesndreams.net

RAVENWOOD CASTLE: A MOST UNUSUAL GETAWAY Visit a “medieval castle” on a high hilltop on 115 secluded and forested acres of the most beautiful area of Southeast Ohiothe Hocking Hills! Owners Sue & Jim Maxwell are creating the most unusual guest experience of stepping back 800 years in a reconstruction of a “12th century Norman castle.” The Maxwells have traveled throughout England & Scotland & have always loved castles & the medieval era. Although the building is new, the couple has been collecting architectural antiques for several years. Each guest room or suite has a stained glass window, usually in the bedroom, a Victorian fireplace mantel with a gas log unit, antique light fixtures and some have beautiful old doors. The wood mouldings around the door & windows & the 5 stairways are inspired by centuries old motifs from Great Britain’s stately homes & castles. Most rooms also have a French door with a balcony, private deck overlooking the forest. There are also “medieval” themed cottages with fireplaces and whirlpools. Ravenwood has

FLORIDA DESTIN, FLORIDA 50 Steps to the beach! Beautiful lowrise condos w/pools. 850-830-8133, email destinbeaches4u@yahoo.com or visit www.asummerbreeze.com

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its own food service for guests, so they can spend their entire visit immersed in solitude if they wish, surrounded by tall trees, huge rocks, the castle‘s own hiking trails and plenty of peace and quiet. Or guests can drive the few miles to outside attractions & other dramatic scenery in the Hocking Hills. Ravenwood offers popular “murder mystery” weekends and also plans “medieval dinners”, getaway workshops, and other special events. Facilities are also perfect for small weddings and other festive occasions. The building has no steps into the 1st floor level - a “drawbridge” leads from the driveway to the massive front door and the first floor guest rms. Nearby are caves, waterfalls, lots of hiking trails, a scenic railway, arts & crafts studios & shop, antique malls and much more. There are often midweek discounts and a special “Royal Family” Adventure Package in the summer.

For info call 800-477-1541 or visit www.ravenwoodcastle.com

FLORIDA PANAMA CITY BEACH Family Atmosphere! Your Best Vacation Value! 800-354-1112 www.Summerhouse.com

LONGBOAT KEY . Fabulous 2 br, 2 ba beach-to-bay complex. Pool, tennis, fishing dock, sun deck, private beach. Local owner offers great summer rates! 513-662-6678 www.bayportbtc.com , unit 829

Hilton Head Island, SC

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

ONEKAMA. Beautiful Lake Michigan home near Portage Point Inn. Sleeps 10. Fabulous golf. Pets allowed. Summer $3500/wk, off season rates reduced. 513-477-3874

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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: www.riversidetowerhotel.com EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 800-245-7746 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty www.SpinnakersReach.com

SOUTH CAROLINA HILTON HEAD ISLAND 1-7 Bedroom Vacation Homes & Villas. Free color brochure. Call 1-866-386-6644 or visit www.seaturtlegetaways.com

SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo, beach view.frrom balcony. Bright & airy, nicely appointed, all amenities. Cinci owner. 232-4854. Available weekly from July 4

HILTON HEAD. Beautiful 1 BR, 1 BA condo on beach nr Coligny. Sleeps 6. Many amenities, discounted rates! June-Aug $750/wk; Sept, Oct $550/wk, if booked by 6/20. Also, Marriott’s Grande Ocean timeshare wk of 7/26. 513-829-5099 Visit www.hhisland.info and plan a getaway with Seashore Vacations.

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

DESTIN. New, nicely furnished 2 br, 2 ba condo. Gorgeous Gulf view. Pools, golf course. Discount Summer & Fall rates. Book now. 513-561-4683 Visit arieldunes.us or twcondo.us

Reported at 11661 Princeton Pike, May 30.

513.768.8614

FLORIDA Beautiful Seagrove Beach Rent and Relax. Near Destin, between famous Seaside and Rosemary Beach. Cozy Cottages to Gulf Front Condos. Web Specials or call 1-800-537-5387 www.garrettbeachrentals.com

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Travel & Resort Directory Jenny Eilermann

Romantic Retreat. 1875 Homestead B&B in Brown County, Indiana. Luxury rooms, some with whirlpools & FP’s. Check our website, or call for rates & specials. 812-988-0853 www.1875homestead.com

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HILTON HEAD’S Best Family Vacation Destination . Oceanfront 1, 2 & 3 bdrm villas. Discounted golf, complimentary tennis & health club. 800-845-9500 www.vthhi.com

Our beach is free. Specials available for golf, tennis, dining, more. Visit our

site or call toll free: 800-845-0077.

TENNESSEE A Beautiful Cabin Getaway Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge.Hot tub, jacuzzi, fireplace, gas grill. $85/nt, 5 nt special $375. 800-793-8699. smokymtncrossrdrentals.com CHALET VILLAGE www.chaletvillage.com 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 www.alpinechaletrentals.com GATLINBURG Royal Townhouse Spring Special. $29.95 + tax SunThurs; $39.95 + tax Fri-Sat. Rooms limited & subject to availability. Restrictions & blackout dates apply. Advance reservations req’d. Present ad at check-in. 1-800-433-8792 CE Lakefront NORRIS LAKE 4 bedroom home in Deerfield Resort. Large wraparound decks w/private boat dock. Many dates available. Call owner, 513-236-8001

Hilton Head Island Vacation Resort. Choose 1 or 2 bdrm condos. Oceanfront, ocean view or nr ocean. Great locations & rates. Golf pkgs, too. www.hhi-vr.com. 877-807-3828 N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit www.coastalcondos.com

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC Fantastic Specials Available!! 100’s of Oceanfront/view Homes & Condos

Call for free brochure 866-780-8334 www.northmyrtlebeachtravel.com

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

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

A Beautiful Log Cabin Resort w/heated indoor pool, minutes from Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mtns. Breathtaking mountain views, hot tubs, Jacuzzis, pool tables & pet friendly cabins are offered. Excellent rates, discounts available. Call 1-888-HSR-TENN (477-8366) hiddenspringsresort.com

Nr Powell NORRIS LAKE. Valley Marina. 2 BR/1BA, very nicely furnished home. Covered porch, deck. $95/nt. 423-562-8353 www.norrislakehse.com www.AUNTIEBELHAMS.com Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge. Vacation in a beautiful log cabin or chalet with hot tub, Jacuzzi, views & pool tables. Call about specials! 800-436-6618

TIME SHARES WHOLESALE TIMESHARES 60-80% Off Retail! Qualified Buyers Only! Call for Free Info Pack! www.holidaygroup.com/cn 1-800-731-0307


Tri-County Press - June 17, 2009