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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
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Police issue warm weather reminders By Kelly McBride firstname.lastname@example.org
As spring warms to summer, windows are opened, folks are outside doing yard work, and for many, their guard is down. It’s this time of year that local police departments want residents to take precautions to keep their belongings, and themselves, safe. Wyoming Police Chief Gary Baldauf said the city typically sees an increase in car break-ins, as pedestrian activity increases and cars windows are left open or doors unlocked. “With the arrival of warmer weather, the police department has taken a number of vehicle burglary reports where most, if not all, vehicles were unlocked
CRIME PREVENTION TIPS Sharonville Police Oficer Cheryl Price offered several tips to help keep homes safer: » Ladders should not be left outside the home, as they make second story windows accessible. » All entry doors should be equipped with a dead bolt lock and a light. » Sliding glass doors should be locked, and then reinforced with a locking bar or even a broom handle. » Remember to lock all windows and doors when away from home, including the garage door. » Garage door openers should not be left in cars parked outside; they can be used for easy access into the garage and possibly the house. » Trim landscaping so it doesn’t provide concealment for criminals.
and contained valuables that were visible from outside the vehicles.” He said suspects will walk along streets and driveways to
check for unlocked vehicles. “This is a widespread problem,” Baldauf said. “Vehicle burSee POLICE, Page A2
Police urge owners to lock their cars, keep their garage doors down and close windows before leaving their homes. KELLY MCBRIDE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS
Play envisions a ‘Vortex of the Great Unknown’ By Kelly McBride email@example.com
A Glendale playwright is part of an annual festival that pushes the limit of creativity and expression. The Cincinnati Fringe Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary through June 8. The Know Theatre of Cincinnati production offers exposure to local, national and international artists in the areas of theater, dance, music, poetry, visual art and film, among others. Robin O’Neal Kissel is a writer and creativity coach who founded Laugh and Dream Creative Coaching. She’s also a co-founder, along with singer-songwriter Serenity Fisher of Pleasant Ridge, of Creative Collaborative.US. The pair debuted at the Fringe Festival in 2010 with their first play, “Sophie’s Dream,” where it won the Audience Pick of the Fringe Award. This year, Kissel and Fisher have produced “Vortex of the Great Unknown.” It’s a musical set in Dimension 317, a place where the human brain doesn’t think it needs sensory awareness, causing atrophy of sight, smell, touch, sound and taste. This brings a cultural decline and resulting societal problems. The play is set in a lab with scientists who have super senses that allow them to “hear flavors” and “taste colors.” An approaching solar storm, the Vortex of the Great Unknown, threatens the di-
A GROWING NEIGHBORHOOD B1 Wyoming’s community garden a gathering spot.
Evendale approves properties for sale
Village also sets road repairs schedule By Leah Fightmaster firstname.lastname@example.org
"Vortex of the Great Unknown," by Robin O'Neal Kissel and Serenity Fisher, will be performed during the Cincinnati Fringe Festival. PROVIDED
mension. The play is set to an original score, composed by Fisher. The play opened at the Art Academy Auditorium May 30. Other showings are set for Thursday, June 6, at 9 p.m., and Saturday, June 8, at 3 p.m. The June 3 and June 8 performances will be interpreted in American Sign Language, as well. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at www.cincyfringe.com or by calling 300-5669.
LEAVING OFFICE The Rev. Bill Farris concludes 12 years as president of Roger Bacon High School. See Schools, A4
Serenity Fisher, left, and Robin O'Neal Kissel PROVIDED
After making an agreement with the community improvement corporation, Evendale’s village council is putting it to work. Evendale has been buying properties within the village for several years as a means to have control over what is developed on those lots. At its May 14 meeting, council authorized the CIC to put several properties on the market and act as an agent. In the village’s agreement with the CIC, council members listed four target factors when determining whether a sale to a specific buyer should be completed. The four targets council determined are: » generating earnings tax; » diversifying the earnings tax base; » unique and desirable services or amenity offerings, and » enhancing the quality of the village. If the CIC wants to make a sale for a specific development, they can reduce the price up to 35 percent off the fair market value in ex-
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glaries are prevalent throughout all cities in the United States, yet they’re one of the most preventable crimes.” It’s easy to prevent, he said, if belongings are removed from the car. “Burglars will snatch anything that catches the eye,” he said. “This is by far our most significant crime issue, and the most easily prevented. “Perpetrators return to communities where they know people tend to leave valuables in their vehicles, to repeat the same crimes again,” he said. “By simply removing valuables from their vehicles, citizens can
keep themselves and their community from becoming needless victims of this type of crime.” Wyoming Police also want citizens to report any suspicious people or vehicles as soon as they are noticed. Yard work brings homeowners to the back, to cut the grass, with the garage in the front of the house exposed to theft if the door is left open. “People have a tendency to work in their back yards with their garage doors open,” Sharonville Police Officer Cheryl Price said. “This makes them vulnerable to daytime burglaries. “People should shut their garage doors while working in their back yards,” she said. “It can be
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inconvenient, but better safe than sorry.” Springdale Police Chief Michael Mathis said he encourages residents to take the extra time to lock their cars and homes, shut the windows and secure their belongings. Glendale Police Chief Dave Warman warned residents to be wary of doorto-door sales people who offer seasonal services on the spot. “It’s time for the travelers to come to town,” he said of the warm weather. “They mostly prey on the elderly. “Sometimes they’ll say they have extra blacktop and will coat your driveway for an upfront fee, or they’ll offer to paint the trim on the house. “There are other scams, too. Sometimes one person will distract them on the front porch, and another will go to the back of the house, looking for an open door to burglarize the home.” He urged neighbors to be alert, and look out for each other. “If you see, or you even think you saw something, call the police,” Warman said. “If it’s a suspicious car, suspicious people, call us. “That’s our job.” Evendale Police Chief Niel Korte said that the village doesn’t see any significant spikes or drops in crimes during June, July and August. Police reports between January 2012 and April 2013 don’t show any trends, while various types of crime rates fluctuate throughout the year. “We will have certain things, yes, but there’s no significant crime spike in the summer months,” he said.
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change for an agreement that the developer would adhere to the village’s four targets, according to the agreement. Councilman Chris Schaefer said that after waiting for the zoning code to be updated, council is ready to put the properties up for sale. Before finishing up negotiating, the CIC would have to bring in someone to determine the value of the property based on the proposed development for the site. Other work this summer is road and sidewalk repair. Six streets will be repaired and repaved, and a sidewalk will be installed on the east side of Wyscarver Road. The sidewalk installation was an alternate project that council voted to include. The lowest bid was from Mt. Pleasant Blacktopping Co. for $845,295, which includes both the road and sidewalk work. The next lowest was RA Miller Construction Co. for $885,962 and Adleta Construction was the highest with $890,308. Want more updates for Evendale? Follow Leah Fightmaster on Twitter: @LCFightmaster.
These properties are owned by Evendale and will be marketed by the CIC for sale. » 10270 Readinig Road; » Adjoining property to 10268 Reading Road; » 10260 Reading Road; » 3041 Inwood Drive; » 10161 Reading Road; » 10172 Reading Road; » 10150 Reading Road; » 9961 Reading Road; » 9898 Reading Road; » 9740 Reading Road; » 9746 Reading Road; » 9684 Reading Road; » 1717 Glendale-Milford Road; » 10320 St. Rita Lane.
These Evendale roads will be repaired this summer: » Fawnrun Court » Gateclub Drive » Pheasantwalk Court » Pondside Court » Thornview Avenue » Wyscarver Road (as well as sidewalk installation)
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well run, and the volunteer who runs the garden for the city is really neat.” Ten years ago Chris and her husband, Heath, followed Kelley to Wyoming. Kelley had done all the research on the schools and the Carriers were happy with the results. Their 5-year-old son will begin attending Wyoming schools in the fall after transferring from Terry’s Montessori School. Chris and Heath were in high school together in Centerville. Heath came here to graduate from UC while Chris went to Ohio State. She works in the financial industry, and formerly lived in Hyde Park and Anderson. Wyoming has been very welcoming and Chris finds the people incredibly friendly. When the gardening bug hit, Chris and Kelley discussed taking the plunge in their own yards. Then, Kelley suggested the community garden because the soil had already been worked. Besides, they could get good experience before turning their homes into Krohn Con-
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ACHIEVEMENTS | NEWS | ACTIVITIES | HONORS
Father Bill leaving Roger Bacon The Rev. Bill Farris, OFM, will conclude 12 years as president of Roger Bacon High School at the end of the school year. He joined the Franciscan order 42 years ago, serving as a formation director and in parish ministry before coming to Roger Bacon in 2001. Farris will become pastor of Transfiguration parish in Southfield, Mich., in early July. Farris was assigned as the first president of Roger Bacon in 2001. He worked with the board of trustees search committee and hired Tom DeVolve ’82 as principal a few months
later. Using the president/principal model Roger Bacon has been able to meet the many challenges facing Catholic education. “Words cannot express how much Father Bill has done for Roger Bacon. We will miss his leadership, his positive outlook and his caring attitude,” said Anne McKinney, president of the Roger Bacon Board of Trustees. Roger Bacon has begun the search for a new president with the goal of naming a successor by June 1. A search committee has been developed under McKinney to lead the proc-
ess. The board has retained the services of Effron and Associates to assist with the search. The company was successful in helping find the current principal of Roger Bacon, Steve Schad. All information regarding the search and its application process has been posted on the Roger Bacon’s web site, www.rogerbacon.org “The board is looking forward to the process. We are confident that we will find a strong leader who will continue the good things we have going for us at Roger Bacon,” added McKinney.
The Rev. Bill Farris is leaving as president of Roger bacon High School at the end of the school year. PROVIDED
Bethany School kindergarteners celebrated Chinese New Year with a Dragon Parade and a Chinese food tasting. The parade highlighted artwork, noisemakers and a hearty "Happy New Year!" shouted in Chinese. THANKS TO SCOTT BRUCE
William Batton is all smiles as he poses with his daughters, Kaiya, left, and Trinity Batton. PROVIDED.
St. Gabriel students Benjamin Remke of Glendale and Griffin Easton, Austin Tenley and Denzel Tolbert of Liberty Township work on the school's service project. THANKS TO LAURA HENDY
Fifth-graders understanding needs of foster families Fifth-grade students from Saint Gabriel Consolidated School supported a non-profit agency called SAFY, Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth, which works with about 42 area foster families. This agency provides services for approximately 65 youths up to 21 years of age. Over the holidays, each stu-
dent brought in a gift of a toy, hat scarf, gloves, etc. and wrapped all the gifts as a class. This led to discussions about foster care and service to others. At home, students took this opportunity to “earn” money to pay for the gift and further discussions about service projects and the needs of others.
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Daddy-Daughter Dance success at Winton Woods Intermediate School M
ore than 100 girls in their finest dresses accompanied their fathers, or another significant man in their lives, to the DaddyDaughter Dance at Winton Woods Intermediate School. English as a Second Language teacher Nadia Saunders said that even in the cold weather, people started lining up ahead of time in their excitement for the dance to begin. Dance sponsors were the Forest Park Fire Department, Winton Woods Community PTA, Winton Woods Intermediate School, Forest Chapel United Methodist Church and the Forest Park Kroger. A Mom Prom is scheduled for May 3 at the school.
Jaycie Johnson and her dad, Mark Johnson, enjoy the Daddy-Daughter Dance at Winton Woods Intermediate School. PROVIDED.
In culmination of Dr. Seuss week, first-graders at St. Nicholas Academy sported Lorax mustaches to celebrate Dr. Seuss's contributions to reading. THANKS TO ANN FALCI
Aanya Allen, left, and Tiana Scott enjoyed dressing up for the Daddy-Daughter Dance at Winton Woods Intermediate School. PROVIDED. John Slaughter enjoys a dance with his daughter Celia. PROVIDED.
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Young Cowboys lacrosse will return maturity
By Scott Springer
WYOMING — A season of streaks ended for the Wyoming Cowboys lacrosse crew on May 24 with a 6-5 loss to a very good Turpin Spartans team. A win would have put them in another tournament game with Indian Hill, just like last season. Instead, it dipped the Cowboys a game below .500 and ended the prep careers of seniors Conner Hughes and Evan Rajbhandari. “We really should have won that game,” coach Keith Hughes said. “The first quarter, we didn’t convert on any fast break opportunities. We kind of outplayed them, but came up a little bit short.” On top of seeing his team lose a tough one, the veteran Cowboy in the “Outback” hat had the added emotion of watching his own son, Conner, leave the field in disappointment. “Especially in a game as close as that was,” Hughes said. “We really thought we were going to win that.” The most interesting stat was not necessarily the 6-5 outcome, but the fact that Turpin had a roster of 16 seniors to Wyoming’s two. Next season, that senior number will increase to around a dozen. The roster will also include a healthy dose of experienced juniors and sophomores like midfielder Oliver Reinecke of the class of 2015. Hughes referred to Reinecke as the team’s hottest player down the stretch and the sophomore gave it his all against Turpin. “He would’ve liked to have a couple of shots back that he took, but he played well,” Hughes said. The Wyoming “FOGO” (face-off guy) was freshman Nicholas Robles who won nine of his 15 tangles to give Wyoming several fast break opportunities at Turpin. In goal was sophomore Frank Barzizza holding the Spartans to their second-lowest score of the season. “Frank Barzizza had a fantastic game,” Hughes said. “He’s made a lot of progress this year. He’s playing summer lacrosse as well.” Freshman Jack Crider is another full-time lacrosse player that could lead on the field for the next three years. Crider will be joined on attack by John Hughes who will be only a junior. As a sophomore Hughes (no relation to Keith) was second team all-division. “He probably has the highest lacrosse IQ on the team,” Hughes said. “He sees the field well and is a very un-
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Track and field
» Princeton High School will send a pair of athletes on the Division I state meet June 7 and 8 at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus. Junior Halen Witcher qualified from the boys regional meet in Dayton and advanced in the 400-meter dash. On the girls side, senior Samia Bell moved to Columbus in the 200-meter dash. » Wyoming High School sends five athletes to the Division II state meet in Columbus from regional competition in Dayton. For the boys, the 4x800 relay team of Ian Goertzen, Chase Guggenheim, Nate Johnson and Ben Stites advanced. For the girls, Kayla Livingston moved on in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles.
St. Xavier senior Ian King tries to get around Moeller’s Connor Nelson during their Division I regional semifinal matchup May 29 at Lockland Stadium. King scored a goal and notched an assist to give him 106 points on the season, but the Bombers lost 11-7 to the Crusaders. TOM SKEEN/COMMUNITY PRESS
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Oliver Reinecke works his way through the Turpin defense during Wyoming’s 6-5 loss on May 24. Reinecke scored one of the Cowboys’ five goals. Leading the defense in the low scoring tournament game were Huston Rogers, who had eight loose balls controlled, and Conner Hughes, with six. THANKS TO ROD APFELBECK
selfish player.” On defense, Hudson Rogers will be a junior and Mason Rogers, who split time between JV and varsity, returns as a midfielder. “He’s unbelievably athletic,” Hughes said. “Turpin only had two scorers the other night. We put Mason on their top scorer and he just about shut him down as a freshman on a senior. More young lacrosse players should be arriving at Bob Lewis Stadium, but they’ll be hard-pressed to match the success and potential of the class of 2016. “It definitely was the strongest freshman class coming in,” Hughes said. “I had expectations they’d be good, but I really didn’t think they’d have to play as much varsity. I’m excited about the next two years.”
Wyoming’s John Hughes celebrates with Jack Crider (16) after Crider’s goal during the Cowboys’ 6-5 loss at Turpin May 24. Also scoring goals for Wyoming were James McAllister, David Moody, Oliver Reinecke and Mason Rogers. THANKS TO ROD APFELBECK
Moeller rolls at ‘The Marge’ Moeller baseball returned to the regional tournament in Division I with a pair of games at the University of Cincinnati’s Marge Schott Stadium. On May 30, the Crusaders defeated Lakota East 10-1 with a seven-run seventh inning. Junior Gus Ragland got the win and senior Justin Wampler was 2-3 and drove in a run. The win put Moeller in the regional final with Clayton Northmont. On May 31, the Crusaders and Northmont waited out a nearly three-hour rain delay before playing. The game was tied 2-2 until the third inning when Moeller broke it open with nine runs. Three of those came on a bases-laded double by Wampler. Junior Zach Logue got the win as Moeller rolled on 11-3. They now face Aurora in the state semifinals June 7 at Huntington Park Stadium in Columbus. For video of Moeller’s win over Northmont look here http://bit.ly/11uHJYv
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Moeller junior Riley Mahan (21) is congratulated by teammates after Justin Wampler singles to center to score him against Lakota East.
SPRINGFIELD TWP. — A slow start came at the worst possible time for the St. Xavier lacrosse team. In the Division I regional semifinals May 29, the Bombers fell behind to Greater Catholic League rival Moeller 2-0 less than a minute into the game. The Crusaders poured it on and took a 7-0 lead into the half before securing an 11-7 win, closing the book on the Bombers’ 2013 season. “We started a little slow on defense, but we finished strong,” coach Nate Sprong said. “You know, it was a long season and I’m proud of the way we finished.” Sprong’s squad cut the Crusader lead to four at 8-4, but allowed three unanswered goals to close out the third period to seal the deal. The result could’ve been much worse if it wasn’t for the play of senior goalie Benny Russert. The four-year starter made some crucial saves in the second period to keep the Bombers within striking distance. “… He’s been a leader for us,” Sprong said. “He finished his career playing a tough game.” The loss brings to a close the career of Ian King. Maybe the most talented player to come through the St. Xavier lacrosse program, King will continue his lacrosse career next season at the University of Michigan. “Ian’s been a leader and has helped elevate the whole program at St. X,” the coach said. “… We’re proud of him. He’s going to do just as well in college as he did for St. X.” King is a two-time Under Armor All-American and was selected to play in the Under Armor All-America Lacrosse Classic, July 6 at Towson University in Maryland. He was named to the boys’ South team and the game will be televised live on ESPNU. “It’s a real prestigious honor,” Sprong told Gannett News Service. “He’s been the focus of other teams. With that added pressure he’s continued to score at the pace that he has previously. He has 104 points on the season (before the Moeller game) so far. He’s the real deal.” The Bombers finish the season14-5 and ranked fifth in the Ohio Division I and II Power Rankings, according to laxpower.com. Sprong is hoping his new offseason conditioning program will continue to blossom a program that’s losing some very talented players this season. “We made some growth in some areas and we need to focus and keep working hard,” he said. “We’ve started an offseason regiment and we are going to get back to it this summer and be back and ready to go for next year.”
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Working to improve VA claims process
The solemn responsibility to protect our nation falls to each and every one of us, but none more so than our service men and women. This is why it is so important for our country to uphold our commitments to our veterans. As your representative, I hold this commitment to our troops, past, present and future, very dear. Unfortunately, issues at the Veterans Administration (VA) are delaying opportunities for our service men and women to get the treatment they deserve. I recently visited the VA Regional Office in Cleveland to bring the cases of 40 southern Ohio veterans to their direct attention. Each veteran had fallen into the claims backlog,
is because the VA has meaning they have not taken advantage been waiting 125 days of advances in techor more for a decision. nology. For example, On average, Ohio instead of automatveterans wait 368 days ically transferring to have their initial military records to claims adjudicated. the VA, new veterans Since my visit, these 40 are asked to track veterans have been Brad down their files and able to receive updates Wenstrup and their claims are COMMUNITY PRESS transfer them to the VA independently. getting closer to comGUEST COLUMNIST This process is timepletion. While this proconsuming, expensive and gress represents drastic imunnecessary in this era of provement for local veterans technology. and their families, the probVA Secretary Eric Shinseki lem is much larger than just and Director of Ohio’s Departthese 40 cases. ment of Veterans Services The VA claims process has Colonel Tom Moe also visited fallen into such a state that the Cleveland VA Regional nearly 70 percent of all cases Office during my time there. slip into the backlog. Part of We met with local staff and the reason this backlog exists
The IRS and Obamacare ... seriously? Obamacare is a deeply flawed, very unpopular government program set for full implementation in just a few months. And guess who is in charge of administering this program? The IRS. The same IRS that acknowledged last week that they have been guilty of an egregious abuse of the power entrusted to them by the American people. The targeting of liberty, Tea Party, or constitution-based groups by the IRS for harassment is unconscionable. These freedom-advocating, prolimited government groups have been complaining of this harassment for years, and were ignored by the mainstream media until last week. This same IRS will be hiring 16,000 new agents to administer Obamacare. And the person in charge of this new office, Sarah Hall Ingram, is the same person who was in charge of the Taxexempt Organization Susan Office when the Winsner selective targeting COMMUNITY PRESS was taking place. GUEST COLUMNIST Even outgoing IRS Commissioner, Steven Miller, says the IRS is a poorly run organization. Can we even fathom expanding its powers to encompass Obamacare? Truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction. We now know what big government brings us: big misuse of power. We have an IRS that will not hesitate to wantonly wield their power, and a massive government entitlement program that will impact every America ... all set to descend on the American people in a matter of months. This is the inevitable result of a government that has grown too big. As the President’s own long-time adviser David Axelrod said last week, “Part of being president is that there’s so much beneath you that you can’t know because the government is so vast.” He has certainly hit the nail on the head. And this blatant misuse of power will continue to occur unless we, the people, turn back to the freedom of limited government. This is the only path to keep government responsible to, and working for, its “master,” the American people. Don’t let Washington get away with this attack on our fundamental freedom. Take action: Contact your U.S. House and Senate members and Congressional leadership. Let your voice be heard! Susan Wisner is an Indian Hill resident.
evaluated the improvements being made. Secretary Shinseki assured me that reducing the backlog is his highest priority and he is keeping a close watch on the progress being made for Ohio veterans. He has overseen significant improvements, including procedural changes implemented to speed up the process, but there is still a long way to go before our veterans get the treatment they deserve. As a member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, I will work with him for as long as it takes to fix this broken system. As the flag went back up on Memorial Day, the torch was passed from those who gave their lives to those who con-
tinue the fight. Our treatment of the men and women who serve reflects our values as a nation, which is why it is time to hold the VA accountable for their shortcomings. I assure you that I go to work every day with this mission in mind. Until then, keep this in mind – if you are having problems with a federal agency, such as the VA, you can call my office to determine how we can help you. You can also email me through my website at www.Wenstrup.house.gov. As your representative, it is both my job and my honor to serve you.
U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup represents Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District. His local office number is 513-474-7777.
CH@TROOM May 29 question “Do you think Congress should approve the bill that would allow the nation’s 11 million unauthorized immigrants to apply for U.S. citizenship, while also providing significant new investments in border security? Why or why not?
“Before I even consider the question, I have to wonder ... how on earth did 11 million illegals get into this country? ELEVEN MILLION? “If the government has done such a poor job of securing our borders one has to wonder how they will implement ANY laws to correct this. “My true opinion is that we should deport every one of them and allow them to apply for admission to this country like they should have done in the first place. But since that will never happen, I guess the next best thing is to allow them to apply and then weed out the criminals and send those people back to where they came from, no excuses. “What’s sad is that immigrants are the backbone of this country. Every one of us were immigrants, whether this generation or somewhere long ago. However, my ancestors applied and waited their turn, and so should everyone else. “This open door policy has put this country in grave danger.” J.K.
“Absolutely not! To reward criminals by waiving punishment and granting them amnesty is totally wrong. “It’s especially unfair to the many people who have followed the rules and have applied for and are waiting for citizenship. The citizenship process should strengthen the U.S. by allowing qualified and desirable immigrants citizenship and not reward illegal aliens who broke the law by sneaking into and hiding in the country. “The first step of any immigration policy should be to secure the borders.” P.C.
“Nope. Illegal (not the politically correct word “unauthorized”) means just that ... illegal. “Those who break the law should be punished like anyone else. They should be forced to go back home, but could be offered the opportunity to come back in a legal manner later. “Border security should be a priority. Not only do many of these folks become a drain on legal taxpayers in the form of free medical, welfare and Social Security payments, but many of them will enter the U.S. just to have their babies here so that they can collect funds from highly taxed Americans. “I know for a fact that my disabled veteran son gets about one-third of what these people can receive just for giving birth within our borders. Even legal visitors can get this money simply for having their babies while they are here. “Giveaways to non-citizens need to
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stop. We can no longer afford to pay out this kind of money when our injured soldiers are suffering and legal citizens are struggling to put food on their tables.” C.H.
“This nation is populated almost exclusively by immigrants. In the short run, we should address the problem effectively, and the proposed legislation sounds like a step in the right direction. “But in the long run, the United States must learn more about assisting the economies of nations which are the source of disproportionate numbers of immigrants, and we must work harder to overcome the forces within our borders and beyond which oppose population education and control. “Otherwise this is a rear-guard action with no hope of success.” N.F.
“No, I don’t think Congress should allow 11 million ILLEGAL ALIENS to apply for citizenship. “My wife is an immigrant and this “amnesty” is a slap in the face to her and anyone else that’s gone through the legal immigration process.” J.S.K.
“If the Republicans fall for this they will never occupy the White House again. “Obama’s vision of the U.S. becoming a western European socialist state will become a reality. The Democrats look upon our friends from south of the border as11million Democrat votes with absolutely no concern for the impact on medical and social services here in the U.S. “Furthermore, the border will never be secured. The Democrats do not want a secure border; they would be happy with an open border. “The Republicans do not have the will to do the hard work required to properly secure the border. “I have no problem with a pathway to LEGAL RESIDENCY, but citizenship for people who obviously don’t respect our laws should not be available. After 20 years of legal residency, paying taxes and following our laws, they could then apply for citizenship.” D.J.H.
“We should always welcome immigrants; it’s one of the unwritten principles we were founded upon that people come here from other lands. “All of us come from somewhere else unless we’re Native American. Borders only need to be watched more closely because of Mexican drug cartels infiltrating.
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“A lot of the rest of the bluster about border security is paranoia, especially in Arizona.” TRog
“I don’t like the idea of our government considering citizenship applications filed by applicants who are already here, illegally – especially 11 million of them! “And I believe the president and Congress will utterly fail, as they have so many times before, to secure our southern border. R.V.
May 22 question Do you think IRS officials targeting of conservative groups is a one-time mistake or does a culture of abusing its power exist within the organization? Why or why not?
“A person would have to have an IQ of zero to ‘not connect the dots and see the continuing attacks on our Constitution, attacks on the decisions of the Supreme Court and attacks on our Congress by the administrative branch of the United States government. “When people or businesses or religious organizations that provide vocal support for the U.S. Constitution over the last four years are targeted not only by the IRS but targeted (not coincidentally) at the same time for investigations by other agencies such as Environmental Protection Agency, OSHA, the FBI and the Tobacco and Firearms Division, you know that there is an organized plan at the highest level of government to undermine America. Ask Gibson Guitar Co. as to how the vicious attack by the government was an attempt to destroy them because of their conservative values. Ask Hobby Lobby. Ask the Catholic Church, and ask the tea party movement about White House targeting. “The continuing lies and cover up by the White House and Attorney General Eric Holder about the Fast and Furious gun running project to Mexico drug gangs, the Benghazi, Libya, torture and slaughters and cover up, the IRS targeting scheme of religious and conservative organizations, the AP news service and Fox News reporters illegal investigations of reporters personal correspondence, the coverup of national voter fraud, the denial of radical Islamists at war with Western society, the denial of knowledge by the White House of all world events until stories are read in a newspaper. Who are you kidding? Yes, abuse of power shows a war against the Constitution of the United States directed by the White House and the Department of Justice.”
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
Kathy and Steve Guggenheim of Wyoming attend the Evening of Hope. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT
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Kay Geiger, title sponsor PNC’s regional president, enjoys the Evening of Hope benefit with event co-chairs Chris and Marilyn Dolle of Wyoming. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT
Evening of Hope aids cancer support T
he fifth Annual “Evening of Hope … a Celebration of Life” was recently conducted to benefit Cancer Support Community. Approximately 335 friends and supporters enjoyed an evening featuring the entertainment of the Pink Flamingos, along with a cocktail reception, dinner, raffle and auction. As part of the evening’s festivities, Bill & Sue Butler were presented the 2012 Celebration of Life award in recognition of their long-standing support of Cancer Support Community’s free programs of support, education and hope for people affected by cancer – especially the key role they have played in donating space in the Lookout Corporate Center to make it possible for the Cancer Support Community to operate a facility in Ft. Wright, Ky., to better serve people affected by cancer in Northern Kentucky. Co-chairs Marilyn and Chris Dolle led the planning for this event, along with committee members Barbara Bushman, April Davidow, Linda Green, Bill Krul, Kelly Martin, Kathy Maxwell, Leonard Stokes, and Lucy Ward.
Marilyn and Chris Dolle, right, present a gift to Celebration of Life honorees Bill and Sue Butler at Evening of Hope. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT
Evening of Hope volunteer Tina Haunert of Loveland sets up another pink flamingo in keeping with the evening's theme. THANKS
Barb and Jim Bushman of Covington attend Evening of Hope. THANKS TO
TO JAMIE EIFERT
Mike and Linda Green of Indian Hill attend Evening of Hope. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT
Lucy Ward, left, (Hyde Park), Tom & Susan Gear (Sycamore Township), Doug and Ellen Zemke (Oakley) enjoy the Evening of Hope while raising support for the Cancer Support Community. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT
Joanie Manzo of Loveland, left, and Patti Schroer or Anderson Township enjoy a sip and help raise funds for the Cancer Support Community at the recent Evening of Hope. THANKS TO JAMIE EIFERT
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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JUNE 6
Eddie Gossling, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$15. Reservations required. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.
Art Exhibits Material Matters, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Gallery Veronique, 11324 Montgomery Road, Juried show featuring a broad range of styles from realistic imagery to abstractions, as well as 2-D and 3-D pieces. Free. 530-5379; galleryveronique.com. Symmes Township.
Recreation Cincinnati Bridge Association’s Spring Regional Tournament, 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center, $12 per session. 328-8666; www.cincybridge.com. Sharonville.
Cooking Classes Girls’ Night In with Ilene Ross, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Learn how to make your parties a success from start to finish. Ilene shows how to prepare, cook and serve mouthwatering menu, perfect for any gathering. $40. Reservations required. 489-6400; www.cookswaresonline.com. Symmes Township.
Dance Classes Line Dancing, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Music from variety of genres. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash.
Exercise Classes Fitness BootCamp, 6-7 p.m., Glendale New Church, 845 Congress Ave., $10. Registration required. 772-4565; concreteandiron.com. Glendale. Pilates Playground, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Works entire body through series of movements performed with control and intention. $15. Registration required. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash. MELT Method, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Unique handsoff bodywork approach that helps prevent pain, heal injury and erase negative effects of aging and active living. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash. Yoga/Pilates Infusion, 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Contemporary blend of flowing yoga movements and core-centric Pilates sequences. $10-$15. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash. Step N2, 5-6 p.m., Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave., Step aerobics class consists of choreographed step patterns set to motivating R&B music. $5. 346-3910. Springdale.
Festivals St. Gertrude Parish Festival, 6-8 p.m., St. Gertrude Parish, 7630 Shawnee Run Road, Entrance at 6551 Miami Ave. Food available: all festival favorites, plus fish, egg rolls and grilled chicken. Goetta beer, wine, Mike’s Lemonade and margaritas with wristbands available for purchase. Benefits St. Gertrude Parish. Free. 494-1391; www.stgertrude.org/festival. Madeira.
Health / Wellness Pathways Connect, 7-8 p.m., Bilog Coffee, Tea & Gelato, 1212 Springfield Pike, Meet likeminded community memberd. Topics include wellness and nutrition, child development, birth and pregnancy, and more. First Thursday of each month. Free. Registration required. 931-4300. Wyoming.
Home & Garden Designing Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths, 6:30-8 p.m., Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, 7770 E. Kemper Road, Project consultants and designers discuss trends in kitchen and bath design. Light fare provided. Ages 18 and up. Free. 489-7700; neals.com. Sharonville.
MONDAY, JUNE 10 Art Exhibits Material Matters, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Gallery Veronique, Free. 530-5379; galleryveronique.com. Symmes Township.
Business Seminars Enjoy handcrafted works, live music and food and drinks in a beautiful setting at the annual Trillium Art Fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Glenwood Gardens. Featuring more than 40 artists from around the Tristate, the Trillium Art Fair is a great opportunity to see and purchase local crafts from the artists themselves. The outdoor celebration is a stunning display of creativity and originality in genres including fiber, photography, jewelry, woodturning, glass, pottery and more. Live music by Zahnadu Productions and the Cincinnati Dulcimer Society will complete the backdrop for this day of culture. Glenwood Gardens is at 10397 Springfield Pike, Woodlawn. A valid Hamilton County Park District vehicle permit ($10 annual; $3 daily) is required to enter the park. Visit greatparks.org or call 521-PARK. THANKS TO KIMBERLY WHITTON 7:30 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, “The Flying Pig Regional” open to all skill levels. Three pairs of games played each day. Games include knockouts, stratified pairs and side games. $12 per session. Through June 9. 3288666; www.cincybridge.com. Sharonville.
FRIDAY, JUNE 7 Art Exhibits Material Matters, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Gallery Veronique, Free. 530-5379; galleryveronique.com. Symmes Township.
Art Openings Ohio Valley Camera Club Photo Exhibit, 6-8 p.m., Maple Knoll Village, 11100 Springfield Pike, Includes food/drinks and music. Artists on hand and artwork is for sale. Free admission. 782-2462; www.mapleknoll.org. Springdale.
Exercise Classes Fitness BootCamp, 6-7 p.m., Glendale New Church, $10. Registration required. 772-4565; concreteandiron.com. Glendale. Small Group Personal Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Strength movements to build lean muscle, cardio bursts to keep your heart racing, personal training direction and supervision to lead you to fitness goals. Registration required. 290-8217. Blue Ash.
Eddie Gossling, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, $8-$15. Reservations required. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.
On Stage - Theater
On Stage - Comedy
Shrek the Musical, 7:30-10 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, 4433 Cooper Road, Based on Oscarwinning DreamWorks film that started it all. Outdoor amphitheater, bring seating. $8. Through June 15. 871-7427; esptheater.org. Blue Ash.
Eddie Gossling, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$15. Reservations required. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.
Recreation Cincinnati Bridge Association’s Spring Regional Tournament, 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and
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Support Groups Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Free, donations accepted. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Youth room. Big book/ discussion meeting. Brown bag lunch optional. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Donations accepted. 673-0174; www.coda.org. Blue Ash.
St. Michael Parish Festival, 6-11:30 p.m., St. Michael Church of Sharonville, 11144 Spinner Ave., Music by Naked Karate Girls. Rides, specialty foods and games. Family day Sunday with touch-a-truck and more. Raffle with chance to win $50,000. Free. Through June 9. 554-6377; www.stmichaelfestival.net. Sharonville. St. Gertrude Parish Festival, 6-11:30 p.m., St. Gertrude Parish, Free. 494-1391; www.stgertrude.org/festival. Madeira.
On Stage - Comedy
On Stage - Theater Shrek the Musical, 7:30-10 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, $8. 871-7427; esptheater.org. Blue Ash.
Recreation Cincinnati Bridge Associa-
tion’s Spring Regional Tournament, 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center, $12 per session. 328-8666; www.cincybridge.com. Sharonville.
SATURDAY, JUNE 8 Art Exhibits Material Matters, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Gallery Veronique, Free. 530-5379; galleryveronique.com. Symmes Township.
Business Seminars Social Security Seminar, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Holiday Inn Cincinnati I-275 North, 3855 Hauck Road, Learn basics of Social Security and how you can control your benefits and avoid double taxation from Don Spurlock and Bob McManus of Safe Money America. Free. 829-3733; www.safemoneyamerica.com. Sharonville.
Exercise Classes Fitness BootCamp, 8-9 a.m., Glendale New Church, $10. Registration required. 772-4565; concreteandiron.com. Glendale. Aqua Zumba Class, 11 a.m.noon, Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave., Get in the pool, keep cool exercise and dance with water as a resistance. Bring bathing suit and towel. Five classes: $30, $25 residents; walk-ins: $8, $7 residents. Registration required. 385-6111; www.springdale.org. Springdale.
Farmers Market Montgomery Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Montgomery Elementary School, 9609 Montgomery Road, Vendors grow/ produce what they sell. More than 20 vendors offering vegetables, fruits, herbs, meat, eggs, honey, goat’s milk products, coffee, olive oil, hummus, cheese and baked goods. 9844865; www.montgomeryfarmersmarket.org. Montgomery.
Festivals St. Michael Parish Festival, 6-11:30 p.m., St. Michael Church of Sharonville, Music by the Rusty Griswolds. Free. 554-6377; www.stmichaelfestival.net. Sharonville. Queen City Vintage Base Ball Festival, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Cincinnati Vintage Base Ball Club hosts four other vintage teams for a day of free baseball as it was played in 1869. Held at Heritage Village and other sites in Sharon Woods Park. Free. 290-8711; www.cincyvbb.com/queencityfestival. Sharonville.
Music - Concerts Glendale Summer Concerts on the Green, 6-9 p.m., Harry Whiting Brown Community House, 205 E. Sharon Ave., Bring
seating and picnic. Free. 7710333; www.hwbcommunitycenter.org. Glendale.
On Stage - Comedy Eddie Gossling, 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Go Bananas, $8-$15. Reservations required. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.
On Stage - Theater Shrek the Musical, 7:30-10 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, $8. 871-7427; esptheater.org. Blue Ash.
Recreation Cincinnati Bridge Association’s Spring Regional Tournament, 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center, $12 per session. 328-8666; www.cincybridge.com. Sharonville. Golf for Beginners, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sharon Woods Golf Course and Stonewood Banquet Center, 11355 Swing Road, Weekly through July 6. Prepares new or beginner golfers to feel more comfortable with fundamentals. Ask about other sessions. Ages 18 and up. $99. Registration required. 556-6932; www.uc.edu/ce/commu. Sharonville.
Shopping Book Sale, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Harry Whiting Brown Community House, 205 E. Sharon Ave., Chapel. Benefits Glendale Performance Pavilion, outdoor pavilion for performances. Free admission. 771-0333. Glendale.
SUNDAY, JUNE 9 Craft Shows Trillium Art Fair, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike, More than 40 local artists featuring handcrafted art including fiber, photography, jewelry, woodturning, glass, pottery and more. Music by Zahnadu Productions and the Cincinnati Dulcimer Society. Free, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Woodlawn.
Festivals St. Michael Parish Festival, 3-10 p.m., St. Michael Church of Sharonville, Music by DV8. Free. 554-6377; www.stmichaelfestival.net. Sharonville.
Music - Benefits Habitat for Humanity Concert, 2 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 10345 Montgomery Road, Eclectic program of classical, jazz and popular music. With Michael Chertock, pianist, and other performers TBA. Benefits Habitat for Humanity. Free, donations collected. 9848401. Montgomery.
On Stage - Comedy
Training on How to Generate Revenue from Your Website, 3-5 p.m., Embassy Suites Blue Ash, 4554 Lake Forest Drive, Learn ways to save money using website tools. $49. Registration required. 403-0301; cincytrainingapril2013.eventbrite.com. Blue Ash.
Cooking Classes Tweens in the Kitchen: Camp with Holly Bader, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Four-day camp. Each day, students work in teams to create variety of recipes including main dish, one or more complementary side dishes and dessert. Ages 9-12. $150. Reservations required. 489-6400; www.cookswaresonline.com. Symmes Township. PizzaBomba: A Mobile Monday class with Bill Stone, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Features one food that Cincinnati’s been missing: New York-style pizza. With Devil Knots, Meatball Sliders, more pizza and Beeramisu. $40. Reservations required. 489-6400; www.cookswaresonline.com. Symmes Township.
Exercise Classes Fitness BootCamp, 6-7 p.m., Glendale New Church, $10. Registration required. 772-4565; concreteandiron.com. Glendale. Pilates Plus, 7-8 p.m., Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave., Unique program of strengthening and stretching exercises through slow, mindful and purposeful movements. $5. 346-3910. Springdale. Small Group Personal Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, Registration required. 2908217. Blue Ash.
Summer Camps - Nature Gorman Heritage Farm Camps, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road, Farm Explorers. Daily through June 14. Ages 7-9. Campers discover workings of family farm, work with animals and explore the garden. Drop off campers 9:15 a.m., and pick up campers 2:30 p.m. Family farm tour on Fridays only 2 p.m. Dress for weather. $215, $175 members. Registration required. 563-6663; www.gormanfarm.org/ camp. Evendale.
wood Road, Gentle introductory journey into the world of yoga. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash. Step N2, 5-6 p.m., Springdale Community Center, $5. 3463910. Springdale. Small Group Personal Training, 4-5 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, Registration required. 290-8217. Blue Ash.
Summer Camps - Nature Ex-Stream Explorations, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Daily through June 14. Meet some cool critters that call streams, lakes and ponds home. Get wet and wild with water games. Dress for weather and particular activities. Ages 6-9. $150; vehicle permit required. Registration required online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275, ext. 240; www.greatparks.org. Sharonville.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 Art Exhibits Material Matters, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Gallery Veronique, Free. 530-5379; galleryveronique.com. Symmes Township.
Cooking Classes Sumptuous, Healthy and Sustainable Seafood with Karen Harmon, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, Karen features sustainable species to produce some intensely flavorful main courses, before ending with perfectly matched finish. Including pan-seared salmon, crab cakes, mussels in wine sauce and lemon-lime basil shortbread cookies. $45. Reservations required. 489-6400; www.cookswaresonline.com. Symmes Township.
Exercise Classes Zumba, 6-7 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, $15. Registration required. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash. Zumba, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Latin-based cardio workout. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash. Small Group Personal Training, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, Registration required. 2908217. Blue Ash.
Literary - Libraries Teen Board Gaming, 2:30-4 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Teens and tweens play board games of their choice. Games played most often are Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Forbidden Island, Zombie Fluxx, Uno and Skip-Bo. Ages 11-18. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.
On Stage - Comedy Funniest Person in Cincinnati Contest, 8 p.m., Go Bananas, 8410 Market Place, Aspiring comedians perform. Amateur and semi-pro categories. Ages 18 and up. $5. Reservations required. 984-9288; www.gobananascomedy.com. Montgomery.
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Art & Craft Classes
Paper Recycling, 2-3 p.m., Deer Park Branch Library, 3970 E. Galbraith Road, Learn art of recycling paper. Ages 11-18. Free. 369-4450. Deer Park.
Original Creative Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Classes, vendor shopping and quilt art displays. $8. Registration required for classes. Through June 14. 800-473-9464; www.originalcreativefestival.com. Sharonville.
Art Exhibits Material Matters, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Gallery Veronique, Free. 530-5379; galleryveronique.com. Symmes Township.
Cooking Classes That’s Italian: Dinner and Wine Pairing with Liz and David Cook, 6:30-9 p.m., Cooks’ Wares, 11344 Montgomery Road, David and Liz highlight flavors of Italy along with specially chosen wines to fit the occasion. Ages 21 and up. $60. Reservations required. 489-6400; www.cookswaresonline.com. Symmes Township.
Art Exhibits Material Matters, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Gallery Veronique, Free. 530-5379; galleryveronique.com. Symmes Township.
Benefits Fashion Stir, 6-9 p.m., Stir Cincy, 7813 Ted Gregory Lane, Ladies Night Out fundraiser. Benefits The Aubrey Rose Foundation. $40. Registration recommended. 791-6800; www.aubreyrose.org. Montgomery.
Core Adrenaline, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Kenwood Road, Blend functional strength training movements with Pilates sequences. $10-$15. Registration required. 290-8217; www.fitnessphysiques.net. Blue Ash. Hatha Yoga, 5-6 p.m., Fitness Physiques by Nico G, 9681 Ken-
State of Montgomery, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wright Brothers Inc., 7825 Cooper Road, Conference Room. Presented by Wayne Davis, city manager. Ages 21 and up. Free. Registration required. 543-3591; www.montgomeryohiochamberofcommerce.com. Montgomery.
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Rita shares Taste of Cincinnati recipes
My family’s tabouleh
This is the time of year I pick wild grape leaves for scooping up tabouleh. You also can use leaf lettuce. This is a “go to taste” recipe, wonderful
as a main or side dish, or stuffed into pita for a sandwich. I keep tweaking the recipe and here’s my latest. Tabouleh uses bulghur cracked wheat (great for lowering cholesterol and a good source of fiber). Every family has their own version. (Check out my blog for the tabouleh video).
1 cup bulghur cracked wheat, No. 2 grind 5 medium tomatoes, chopped fine, skin left on 1 bunch green onions, sliced thin, white and green parts 1 bunch parsley, chopped fine 1 small bunch radishes, chopped fine (optional) 1 large English cucumber, chopped fine, skin left on 1 bell pepper, chopped fine Cumin to taste, start with 1 teaspoon Handful chopped mint and basil (optional) Salt and pepper Olive, corn or safflower oil to taste (start with 4 tablespoons) Lemon juice to taste
Place wheat in bowl and rinse under cool water three times. (Why three times? Because my mom said so!). Leave
Tip from Rita’s Kitchen
Be sure and buy cracked wheat that also says “bulghur” on the label so that it reconstitutes in cool water easily. Jungle Jim’s sells several grinds. I like the No. 2 grind.
Deb Goulding’s gazpacho with basil crème fraiche Deb’s recipe is on my blog at Cincinnati.Com/ blogs.
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Evendale chili fest June 12 The public is invited to attend the annual Evendale Firehouse chili lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the Evendale Fire Department, 10500 Reading Road, Evendale (near intersection of Reading Road and Glendale-Milford Road) All proceeds of the event will benefit area organizations including; Operation Safe House, the Gorman Heritage Farm and St. Rita School for the Deaf. This annual event has served more than 1,000 meals each year with the help of local business sponsors and the Evendale Fire Department. Tickets are $5 each and includes a four-way chili lunch, beverage and door prize ticket. Tickets can be bought at the event or in advance at the Evendale Rec Center, the Evendale Pool Concessions, or by calling (513) 563-0598. The Evendale Chamber will present the recipients of the 2013 Christopher Dyer Memorial Scholar-
about a 1⁄4 inch of water after the third rinse on top of the wheat to soften it. Let sit for 15-20 minutes, until water is absorbed and wheat is tender. Squeeze to drain any remaining liquid out. Meanwhile, mix vegetables: Add all vegetables in large bowl, mixing gently. Add cumin, mint, basil and salt and pepper. Add wheat, and mix well. Add oil, a little at a time, and mix. Taste for seasonings. Add lemon juice to taste.
ships to four deserving college bound students. Lance Cpl. Dyer was a resident of Evendale and Princeton High school graduate. He was a member of the Lima Company 3rd battalion, 25th Marines and was serving in Iraq. Dyer and 13 other Marines were killed in action Aug. 3, 2005, in Anbar Province, Iraq. He was 19. He is interred at Arlington National Cemetery. 2013 recipients are Caroline Goff (Wright State University), Alexandra Kincaid (Ball State University), Ellen O’Neill (Miami University) and Hallie Sansburg (undecided). For more information, contact Anita Vargo, 513252-9646. Information is also available at http://bit.ly/14hQ0Bd.
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Thanks to all of you who stopped to chat while I was cooking up fun food with my friend and Price Hill Kroger executive chef Deb Goulding at the Taste of Cincinnati. This was a new venue for Taste. We were in the P&G pavilion surrounded by upscale restaurants offering amazing food. Our demo featured natural foods, including Deb’s gazpacho with basil crème fraiche and Rita my tabouHeikenfeld leh. The RITA’S KITCHEN students from our various culinary schools helped prepped our food for 150 servings, and they did a wonderful job, chopping and mincing ingredients to perfection.
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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
EPISCOPAL Christ Church Glendale Episcopal Church 965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 email@example.com www.christchurchglendale.org The Reverend Roger L Foote 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-12
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Seventh Day Adventist Church, has worship on Saturdays at 10 a.m. in Spanish. “Loving, Caring, Sharing God’s Word” Nursery School is provided at each church’s worship services. Bible studies are offered by all churches. The church is at 3755 Cornell Road, Sharonville.
Sharonville United Methodist Church At 8:15 a.m. there is a traditional service; at 11 a.m. there is a blended
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UNITED METHODIST Christ, the Prince of Peace United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513) 385-7883 Rev. Mark Reuter Sunday School 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available www.cpopumc.org “Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”
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www.churchbythewoods.org 3755 Cornell Rd., Sharonville , Ohio 45241 You have a choice of Ministry: 1. Traditional Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM. Language: English Multi-cultural, multi-generational, and multi-ethnic. 2. Contemporary Sunday Worship with Freedom Church at 10:30 AM. Language: English It’s not about Religion; it’s about relationships! www.freedomchurchcincinnati.com 3. Taiwanese Traditional Sunday Worship st 2:00 PM. Language: Taiwanese, UC Campus Fellowship on Saturdays, www.cincinnatitaiwanese.org 4. Seventh Day Adventist Saturday Worship at 10:00 AM. Language: Spanish Loving - Caring - and Sharing God’s Word Notes: Nursery School is provided at each Worship time English as a Second Language (ESL) is taught on Saturday 10-12 AM. Various Bible Studies are available.
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Dixieland Band, Verdi's “Manzoni Requiem,” “Portrait of Freedom” by former Cincinnati Pops assistant conductor-Steven Reineke, “Woody Herman in Concert” and a special Armed Forces Salute. All the concerts are free and open to the public. Please bring chairs or a blanket. For more information. visit www.sycamoreband.org. The schedule: » June 11, 7 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, 4343 Cooper Road; » June 14, 7:30 p.m., New Richmond Gazebo, Susanna Way alongside the Ohio River; » June 22, 7 p.m., Union
Township Amphitheatre, 4350 Aicholtz Road; » June 30, 7 p.m., Madeira (McDonalds Commons), 7351 Dawson Road; » July 20, noon, Bastille Day in Montgomery, Montgomery and Cooper roads. Metzger formed the Sycamore Community Band in 1974 and built the group to a full concert band with 65 active adult musicians. The band plays a variety of music consisting of light classical selections, sounds from the Big Band Era, patriotic music, and marches. For more information, contact Paul Wallace at 513-697-0868.
Teens get leadership training Women Writing for (a) Change announces the 2013 graduates of its Young Women‘s Feminist Leadership Academy: Blue Ash resident Hannalee Goldman and Wyomng residents Maddie Henke, Jaye Johnson, Olivia Linn, Sarah Smith and Emily Sullivan. These six young women, ages 14 through 18, worked together to complete this intensive course
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The Sycamore Community Band led by Pete Metzger will perform a series of free concerts throughout the greater Cincinnati area this summer. The theme for this year is the Wide World of Music. The concerts will showcase many different musical genres; including symphonic, operatic, rock, Dixieland jazz, big band jazz, Broadway, movies, brass bands, patriotic, and classic marches by the masters – Patrick Gilmore, Henry Fillmore, James Hosay, and John Philip Sousa. Featured works include a “Dixieland Jam” performed by the SCB
The church building is the home of four different ministries. Church By the Woods is a multicultural and multiethnic church whose mission is to love and serve God, each other and our neighbors. Sunday worship service is traditional in English and begins at 10 a.m. From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, classes in English as a Second Language are offered for ages 14 to 94. Taiwanese Presbyterian Ministry has Sunday traditional worship at 2 p.m. in their language of Taiwanese. On Saturdays they offer a ministry on the UC campus. Freedom Church has its contemporary worship service at 10:30 a.m. in English. “It’s Not About Religion; It’s About Relationships;” tinyurl.com/ a7yroqe.
and Smith came full circle and stepped seamlessly into the role of leading the current class through the program. The six YWFLA graduates have all participated in Young Women Writing for (a) Change summer camps and classes for several years. Goldman and Linn won the Overture Award in Creative Writing in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Linn was also awarded a silver medal in poetry in the 2013 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Sullivan was the firstplace winner in the regional finals of the 2013 National Shakespeare Competition. She went on to perform in the national semifinals on stage at Lincoln Center in NYC in April. She is the recipient of the Wells Scholarship at Indiana University. Smith has received a full tuition and housing scholarship, the Chick Evans Caddie Henke received a Gold Key Scholastic Art Award in digital arts and Johnson won an American Visions Medal award in mixed media for the 2013 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
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Northwest Community Church 8735 Cheviot Rd, by Colerain HS Rev. Kevin Murphy, Pastor 513-385-8973 Worship and Sunday School 10AM Handicap Accessible/Nursery Available
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B6 • TRI-COUNTY PRESS • JUNE 5, 2013
POLICE REPORTS GLENDALE
Breaking and entering 100 block of West Sharon Avenue; vacant residence entered and copper pipes removed from various locations in the house; crime scene was processed and evidence collected; investigation continues, May 27. Property damage 100 block of Wood Avenue; spent bullet found embedded in deck; the spent bullet had been in the deck for some time; the bullet was rusty and corroded; from the angle of the bullet into the wood it appeared as though the bullet came from a southerly direction; scene was processed and the bullet collected for further processing, May 25. Theft 100 block of Annadale; two desktop computers taken from residence; theft occurred between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.; there was no forced entry to the residence; no value estimate on the stolen property; investigation continues, May 23.
LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with the provisions of State law, there being due and unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satisfy an owner and/or manager’s lien of the goods hereinafter described and stored at the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage location(s) listed below. And due notice having been given to the owner of said property and all parties known to claim an interest therein, and the time specified in such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods will be sold at public auction at the below stated location(s) to the highest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Monday, 6/17/13 11AM. 11378 Springfield Pike, Springdale, OH 45246 513-771-5311 Corey Stroble 593 Brunner Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45240 Household goods, furniture, boxes, appliances, TV’s or stereo equipment, office furniture. Teria Seales 932 W. 52nd Drive Apt. M341 Merrillville, IN 46410 Household goods, boxes, TV’s or stereo equipment Erin Combs 41 Poplar St. Cincinnati, OH 45216 Household goods, furniture, boxes, account records. Bridget Brown 205 West 68th Street 1st Floor Cinti, OH 45216 Household goods, furniture, boxes, TV’s or stereo equipment, bags. Betty Davis 44 Providence #78 Fairfield, OH 45014 Boxes, clothes, jewelry. 1762364
Cami Magette, 34, 4346 St. Lawrence, misuse of credit cards at 10900 Reading Road, May 20. Nikoliai Hodler, 18, 8471 Shuman Lane, possession of drugs at Sharon Road, May 21. Adrian Rodriguez-Mora, 18, 9670 Diamond Way, operating vehicle intoxicated at 10029 Indian Walk, May 20. Michelle Swinn, 24, 885 Lanulot Drive, drug abuse at Chester and Greenwood, May 19. Ryan Smith, 23, 4601 Snowbird, drug possession at Sharon and Chester, May 18. Norris Hodge, 26, 9920 Wayne Ave., drug abuse at 11080 Chester Road, May 18. Jason Bryant, 37, 5570 Hillside Ave., drug abuse instruments at 11171 Dowlin Drive, May 18. Wendell Reed, 25, 3563 Wabash Ave., drug abuse at Red Roof Inn, May 16. Koby Kuhlman, 19, 11651 Timber Ridge Lane, drug abuse at 11651 Timber Ridge, May 15. Binafron Simpara, 37, 4020 Hauck, aggravated menacing at Hauck Road, May 13.
Incidents/investigations Breaking and entering Reported at 2241 Crown Point, May 13. Burglary Residence entered and tools of unknown value removed at 11414 Lebanon Road, May 21. Disorderly conduct Reported at 11080 Chester Road, May 15. Investigation of voyeurism Reported at 3783 Creekview, May 15. Misuse of credit cards Reported at 10625 Sovereign Drive, May 18. Reported at 466 Cambridge, May 13. Theft Trailer valued at $2,000 removed at 7260 Fields Ertel, May 17. Computer valued at $200 removed at 7036 Waterview Way, May 14. Wallet and contents of unknown value removed at 11630
Mosteller road, May 22. Debit cards of unknown value removed at 2241 Crown Point, May 20. Reported at 3367 Hauck Road, May 16. Reported at 11050 Chester Road, May 13. Merchandise valued at $163 removed at 12110 Lebanon Road, May 13. Tool box and contents of unknown value removed at 4020 Hauck Road, May 13. Theft, criminal damaging Attempt made at 11440 Chester Road, May 16.
SPRINGDALE Arrests/citations Edwin Rosales-Romero, 28, 1520 Elkton, driving under the influence at 289 Northland Blvd., May 12. Carlos Dur-Hernandez, 23, 1012 Chesterdale, domestic violence at 12105 Lawnview, May 13. James Koller, 48, 928 Tradewind, theft at 300 Kemper Road, May 14. Juvenile male, 15, 1 theft, May 14. David Patrick, 39, 529 Lindsey, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, May 16. Tylor Meese, 29, 203 S Bowes St., theft at 9959 Colerain Ave., May 17. Tamika Johnson, 26, 5406 Ehring, theft at 12105 Lawnview, May 17. Gary Mullins, 36, 2495 Gibbs Road, arrest at 11700 Princeton Pike, May 17. Crystal Bolling, 29, 11029 Quail Ridge Court, theft at 11700 Princeton Pike, May 18. Mercedes Vasquez, 21, 3085
Mountview Road, drug abuse at 900 Kemper Road, May 19.
Incidents/investigations Assault Victim struck at I 275, May 22. Criminal damaging Glass of door broken at 137 Kemper Road, May 17. Domestic Reported at Silverwood, May 19. Reported at Tri County and Kemper, May 18. Reported at Yorkhaven, May 16. Reported at Lawnview, May 13. Menacing Victim threatened at 11447 Century Circle, May 22. Theft $2,715 removed at 12087 Sheraton, May 22. Gas valued at $11 removed at 11620 Springfield Pike, May 22. Grill valued at $130 removed at 825 Cedarhill Drive, May 22. $65 in gas not paid for at 11620 Springfield Pike, May 22. Tires of unknown value removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, May 21. Reported at 11070 Springfield Pike, May 21. $20 gas drive off at 11620 Springfield Pike, May 19. $31 gas drive off at 11620 Springfield Pike, May 18. Merchandise valued at $2 removed from vending machine at 11700 Princeton Pike, May 18. $320 charged to credit card without consent at 972 Ledro St., May 17. Items of unknown value removed at 12025 Tricon, May 17. Merchandise valued at $1,300 removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, May 14. $751 in merchandise removed at 5 Kemper Road, May 14. Reported at 11700 Princeton Pike, May 14.
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