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City transfers slice of property

Green space part of restaurant plans By Kelly McBride kmcbride@communitypress.com

A portion of Wyoming’s Village Green Park has been transferred to the Community Improvement Corporation. The strip of land along the east side of 400 Wyoming Ave., will be incorporated into the building expansion as a local restaurateur renovates the former Sturkey’s restaurant. The strip of land, 18.5 feet wide at the front and tapering to 11.3 feet wide at the back, will be part of the restaurant property, though the addition to the

building has been narrowed by one foot from the original plan. That will allow more green space, after concerns were raised about the amount of land that would be taken from the park, according to Community Development Director Terry Vanderman. The ordinance was passed, 6 to 1, with Councilwoman Vicky Zwissler voting no. Zwissler has opposed the transfer of the property in its entirety, and submitted a list of questions she said were given to her from Wyoming resident Randy Wolf. Among them are questions about the credit of the members of Dino DiStasi’s investment group. DiStasi will devel-

op the property into a restaurant. DiStasi is the owner of Gabby’s Cafe, also on Wyoming Avenue. The questions posed by Zwissler included: whether the projections for the new restaurant are reasonable, and if there is enough capacity for another casual dining restaurant in that area. Along with Gabby’s, Wyoming Avenue is home to Half Day Cafe, and Wyoming Meat Market serves soup and sandwiches. Zwissler asked that the questions and answers be posted publicly. For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/Wyoming.

Wyoming City Council has voted to transfer a strip of land in Village Green Park, along the east side of 400 Wyoming Ave. KELLY MCBRIDE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

Fremont’s passion for rivers is unlimited

Village seeks resident input for tax levy By Kelly McBride kmcbride@communitypress.com

Glendale residents have offered input on a tax levy that elected officials are planning for the November ballot. Mayor Ralph Hoop led the town hall forum May 29 that brought about 100 residents, with a visual presentation that showed where potential cuts could be made. The village operating budget is in the red, according to information posted by Village Administrator Loretta Rokey. To balance the budget, the administration would have to reduce services and personnel if a tax levy didn’t pass, according to Rokey. “Because the economy was so bad in 2010, council decided not to ask for increased property tax revenue on the 2010 ballot,” the administrator said in the news release that preceded the meeting. “This means there has been no increase in Glendale property tax revenue since 2008.” Hoop explained during the forum that be-

Little Miami Inc. honors Glendale man

By Kelly McBride kmcbride@communitypress.com

A Glendale man who has spent decades creating a current of advocacy for the river system has been honored for his efforts. Mike Fremont, whose love of canoeing led him to fight for improvements to and conservation of rivers, has received the 45th annual Little Miami Legacy Award. The award is given to a member who exemplifies the mission of Little Miami Inc. to restore and protect the Little Miami Wild and Scenic River. "Forty years ago a young 50-yearold Yale engineer who sold clutches and brakes came to a Little Miami Inc. meeting in Lebanon, and LMI would have been thrilled to have Mike based on his dedication to the Little Miami alone, but his accomplishments for Ohio’s rivers was only beginning," Executive Director Eric Partee said in presenting the award during a dinner ceremony in Mason. Fremont also was a 1972 founding member of Rivers Unlimited, the oldest statewide rivers organization in the nation, as well as a founding member of American Rivers, a river-saving

TOP COPS B1 Sharonville police earned the top award at the recent Springdale Police Expo at Tri-County Mall.

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Mike Fremont, left, receives the Little Miami Legacy Award for his contributions to Ohio's rivers, as well as issues that impact rivers throughout the nation. PROVIDED organization, in 1973. He served on that board until 1992. He was a founding member of several other similar organizations: River Network in Portland, Ore., in 1988; Ohio Greenways in 1990; River Resource Economics Studies in 1997, and

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Friends of the Great Miami in 1999. Throughout those 40 years, Fremont has remained active in all issues related to rivers, and is just plan active. See FREMONT, Page A2

A Glendale town hall meeting brought about 100 residents to discuss the need for a tax levy. KELLY MCBRIDE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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At age 90, he races his canoe three times a week, challenging two friends ages 69 and 77. And he's a runner, earning the men's world marathon record in 2010 in the age 88 category. He has put the same focus, dedication and

perseverance needed to run a marathon and race canoes into his efforts to help restore and protect the river system. "I became convinced that rivers have an impact on an economy," Fremont said. "If the river is pretty in its natural condition, it contributes money to the communities it flows through. "For example, the Little Miami brings $10 million a

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year through the communities along it, simply because it's clean, safe, beautiful and people love it. "They use it for canoeing and kayaking," he said. Bike trails along the river have attracted tourism, as well. He said each of the estimated 300,000 visitors who spent an average of $13-$20for things such as food,lodging, equipment snd other items, brought about $6 million into the economy. "That's because of the attraction to the trail and the river," Fremont said. "It's a chosen recreation spot. "One of our messages is that preserving and restoring the environment pays off, big time, to the community," he said. "And that money can buy other things for the community, like teachers, roads, services." For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/ Glendale.

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Wyoming graduates 157 Saturday A look at Wyoming High School’s graduation ceremony: » When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9 » Where: Wyoming High School » How many: 157

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cause property values have declined, so has the revenue from taxes, which is based on that valuation. Village officials are suggesting an 11.5-mill tax levy, up from the previous 8.5 mills. According to Councilman Dave Schmid, the extra three mills would add about $300 a year for every $100,000 of property valuation. “To avoid increasing property tax revenue above the reduced 2012 level would require eliminating one full-time police officer, two public works personnel and replacing a full time administrative person with a half-time person,” the village news release stated. The village currently employs seven officers. One will retire this year, and if one is cut, Glendale

graduates » Valedictorian: Emily Fraik » Salutatorians: Seth Gold and Allanah Jackson » Speakers: Superintendent Susan Lang,

“All of your questions will be added to the list, for us to look at and go forward.” DAVID SCHMID

Glendale council member

will have just five police officers to patrol around the clock. If two public works employees could be cut, that department would be thinned to four workers. Officials said that would impact summer brush pickup and fall leaf collection, and would leave about half of the public green space unmowed. A member of the office staff would become parttime, and the village offices would have restricted hours open to the public as a result. Residents questioned some of the suggestions, asking whether a more efficient public works schedule could solve the grounds maintenance and debris pickup problems. Salaries also were questioned, and officials were asked to explore communities of similar size and makeup to see if departments could be streamlined according to wages and benefits instead of cutting personnel. The cost of the volunteer fire department was also questioned, and some residents asked whether those needs could be met by neighboring departments instead. The fire chief is a paid position, though the department is manned by volunteers. That salary, as well as the cost of equipment and other expenses related to running the department, total about

valedictorian and salutatorians This will be Wyoming’s 128th commencement.

$150,000 a year, according to Hoop. The mayor said the village has not inquired about the cost of contracting with another community for fire emergency services, citing a possible impact on morale of Glendale fire department personnel. Other suggestions included turning off Glendale’s gas lights to save money, and charging the Depot museum more in rent. Currently, the village charges Glendale Historic Preservation $1 a year to rent the historic building in the Village Square for use as a museum. Hoop said volunteers raise just enough money to keep the museum open, and it would be difficult for GHP to keep the museum open if the village charged more in rent. “I’m not sure GHP should be punished,” Hoop said. Rokey said the cost to keep the gas lights lit was just about $10,000 a year. “What we would save is a small amount,” she said. Officials cited recent reductions in services, such as the elimination of back-door trash pickup, and a smaller village contribution to Queen City Racquet Club for resident use as ways they have already trimmed expenses. Council invited residents to attend a finance committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, in the Village Offices, 30 Village Square. “All of your questions will be added to the list,” Schmid said of council’s consideration of a tax levy, “for us to look at and go forward.” For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/Glendale.

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Many reasons to cheer for Daniels On Saturday, May 12, Springdale’s Carmen Daniels joined other volunteers from our readership area and beyond at Lincoln Heights Elementary School for a 50-pound food giveaway that helped families from the entire Princeton School District, Cincinnati and Wyoming. Carmen is a volunteer extraordinaire. She and husband, David (Dusty) Daniels, were high school sweethearts, Princeton graduates, Evelyn wed in 1990 Perkins and have COMMUNITY one child, PRESS COLUMNIST Erik, also a Princeton grad. They have worked with the youth at the Sharonville Recreation Department for 15 years. Her parents also live in Springdale. After playing basketball at the University of Kentucky, and professionally for the Sacramento Kings, Erik has played overseas in Italy, Spain, Croatia and Israel. Two grandchildren, Erik Jr and Eriyaune Carmen, enhance the Daniels family. Erik’s UK and Sacramento jerseys hang in the Springdale Recreation building. Carmen earned her degree in computer information science from OSU. She works at Health Care Access Now as assistant administrator for the CareScope data base. Previously, Carmen worked for LexisNexis and Kroger. She was the first recipient of the Barney Kroger Award for providing Christmas meals for the less fortunate. A cheerleader in elementary and high school, she and Viola Jones-Kitchen started a cheerleading team through the Valley Boosters, where Carmen has been a member more than 23 years. She is the

cheerleading coordinator and treasurer. Appointed to the Springdale Recreation Commission 12 years ago by Mayor Doyle Webster, she is also precinct executive for her Springdale district, and coordinates Toys for Tots in the Valley area with the Marines. A member of the Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority for more than 25 years, Carmen created their latest website and is a certified graduate advisor. When fund raiser coordinator for their walk-a-thon, more than $16,000 was raised for college scholarships for African-American high school females. Carmen also served as the health management care coordinator for AKA in collaboration with Santa Maria Community Services at their annual October health fair. Former Ebenezer Baptist Church chairperson of trustee board, she coordinated Voices of the Valley Thanksgiving basket give away, chairs outreach for the church, and is project leader for Go Cincinnati. The 2008 Lincoln Heights parade coordinator, 2010 Lincoln Heights Legacy Award winner and a graduate of the Urban League African-American Leadership Development Program, Carmen couldn’t do all this without the support of her family. In 2010 Anita Waver, agency relations manager for the Frees Store Foodbank, coordinated with councilmember and former Lincoln Heights Mayor Laverne Mitchell and Valley Boosters for the food giveaway. Call Laverne at 733-7900 to get on the list for food or a car seat. Paul Blackwell, president of Valley Boosters for 30 years and football coach for 53 years (the life of the organization), has helped distribute food to all Valley communities. Blackwell teaches adult Sunday school, loves help-

ing people and modestly claims, “I am just a laborer in the vineyard and wouldn’t have it any other way.” Gerald Parker, registered pharmacist and owner of the Lincoln Heights Family Pharmacy at the Lincoln Heights Health Center, was there with his wife, Deloris. The pharmacy serves individuals from our entire readership area. Parker will work with Carmen on a poison prevention program July 12 at Ebenezer 2nd Baptist Church.

Other family safety programs for June and July cover topics such as teen drivers, children as passengers in cars and bicycle safety. Contact Injury Prevention Coordinator Kim Price at 6360576 for additional information. Evelyn Perkins writes a regular column about people and events in the Tri-County Press area. Send items for her column to 10127 Chester Road, Woodlawn, 45215, or call her directly at 772-7379

Carmen Daniels, Anita Waver, Laverne Mitchell and Paul Blackwell (front) at the 50-pound food giveaway in Springdale for all registered families. EVELYN PERKINS/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

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Mild winter saves Sharonville $80K By Kelly McBride kmcbride@communitypress.com

SHARONVILLE — The mild winter has paid off for the city, as the reduced need for snow removal and street treatment cost Sharonville only a third of what the city paid for those services the previous year. Public Works Director Joe Kempe presented his annual report to city council, outlining a year of change. With minimal snowfall, no plowing was required, he said, and the total cost of labor and materials for spreading salt last season was just over $41,000, compared to nearly $127,000 over the previous winter season. Kempe, who took over as director when Tom Losekamp transferred to the recreation department, presented the year in review: » Residents recycled 421.70 tons of material in 2011, a 21 percent decrease from the previous year, when111.66 tons were recycled. This reduced the amount of money Sharon-

ville received in residential recycling income from the Hamilton County Solid Waste District. The city spent $25,806 for recycling containers at four dropoff locations throughout the city. » The 2011 truck loan program placed 118 trucks, with a total revenue of $6,620. In 2010, when there was no charge for the trucks, 253 trucks were placed, Kempe reported to council. Through the program, residents can rent a cityowned truck to dispose of large amounts of debris. The service, which is offered from April through October, costs residents $50 a night, or $60 for a weekend. Businesses can rent a truck for $90 a night or weekend. He outlined the cost of several road projects over the past year: » street repair program, $780,000; » Reed Hartman/Kemper Connector project, $206,000; » crack sealing of several streets, $60,000, and other street, curb and sidewalk repairs, $10,000.

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Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of swim season, with pools opening and activities kicking off at several recreation centers.

Sharonville

» Sharonville Sharks swim team: Children 5 to 18 years old can sign up at the Community Center. Child must have a pool pass. For more information, contact Swim Team President Trisha Roddy at 769-1554. » Spring garage sale at the Community Center, June 2, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. is free and open to the public. » Summer camp, June 4. Spots available for Camp Littlefoot. Call 563-2895 for more information. » Chalk Talk, June 13, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Gower Park. Kids age 8 and older can bring chalk to make an artistic statement at Gower park. » Touch-a-truck, June 29 at Gorman Park, 11 a.m. 3 p.m. » 4th on the Loop Parade, July 4 at noon, start-

ing at Reading and Sharon roads downtown and proceeding to the downtown loop. For more information, contact Michael Blomer at 563-2895. » Ladies Day Getaway At The Pool, July 11, 11a.m. 4 p.m. Registration of $2 begins at 11 am at the Family Aquatic Center on Thornview Drive. Ladies 18 and older can bring their lunch and join in the fun of music, games, raffle, spas and shopping vendors. The pool will be closed to the general public during this time, however Gorman Pool will still be open to the public. The Family Aquatics Center will reopen at 5 p.m. to the public. “Our summer camp sessions have filled quickly this year,” Recreation Director Sue Koetz said. “We ask that all people be very vigilant when driving on Thornview Drive at these times. “After 40 years, the Thornview Tennis Courts are being replaced. These will be a wonderful asset

Wyoming offers summer programs at the Family Aquatics Center. KELLY MCBRIDE/THE COMMUNITY PRESS

once construction is completed which should be approximately from May 25 to June 30. “We ask the public’s patience during this construction phase,” Koetz said. “Like most construction, it requires good weather as in mid-May and June to successfully complete the project.” Springdale » Swim lessons: Registrations for youth swim lessons have begun. Lessons are open to any child age 312 by June 1. Call the Community Center for class dates, times and fees. Adult swim lessons are offered on Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. beginning June 9. This

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levels from increasing comfort levels in the water to stroke skills. » Soar With the Sailfish: Registration for Springdlae residents began May 1 and non-residents may register after May 31. Scholarships for registration fees are available. For more information call Springdale Community Center, 3463910. » Family Fun Days: Family Fun Days at the pool are back this summer, beginning June 24, but the dates have been changed so families have more time to build their luxury liners for the Cardboard Regatta Race on July 22. » Goldfish Swim, Aug. 11 a.m. to noon. » This & That: Beginning in July, members will get to participate in activities from cupcake decorating and meditation to reminiscing about the old days of Cincinnati to a presentation about osteoporosis. Contact the Springdale Community Center at 3463910 for updates about this program. » Ballet Dance Camp: Students will work on the

basics of classical ballet from technique, flexibility, and costuming through two different themed camps. Ages 3-8 and participants will be divided into groups based on age and ability. A Midsummer Night’s Dream presented July 9-13 and Sleeping Beauty presented August 13-17. Camp is from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and tuition is $150 ($135 for advanced sign-ups). Call Dena 633-8542 for more information. “Unfortunately, our budget this year does not include the big summer events like the Hometown Family Fourth or the Taste of Springdale but we still have a lot to offer,” said Sharon Casselman, program director for Springdale Community Center. “The Family Fun Days at the pool are a summertime favorite and the participants of the Cardboard Regatta are very creative.” Activities and program updates can be found at www.springdale.org/go play. Wyoming Wyoming’s recreation director Cathi Spaugy is planning outdoor activities with a splash of pool and new additions to summer programs. “Wyoming Recreation has a full slate of programs, activities and special events for all ages,” she said. » Day Camp for youth ages 3 - 13, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday - Friday, June 11 Aug. 17. Fees are $45 for residents, $55 for non-residents. Activities include field trips to places such as Kings Island, and a Reds game. All Sports Camp, Nuts about Nature Camp and Wrestling Camp are incorporated into the weekly plans of camp. » Also new this year is the Lunch Buddy program which allows parents to pay an upfront fee for their child’s lunch to be provided each day. » Family Aquatic Center: The pool opens on May 26. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon to 9 p.m. Friday, and noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. » Also offered are swim lessons and the Seadragons swim team. Rates are available on the department’s website, www.wyoming.oh.us. For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/local.

Glendale business owner wins Reds award GLENDALE — Tony White, president and founder of Hamilton, Ohiobased All Gone Termite and Pest Control, is the recipient of the 2012 Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner Award from the Cincinnati Reds and Major League Baseball. White received the award during pregame ceremonies on April 27 at the annual Jackie Robinson Night at Great American Ball Park. Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie Robinson, and Hall of Famer Joe Morgan presented the award, along with Reds Senior Vice President of Business Operations Karen Forgus and third baseman Scott Rolen. Among the criteria for the award are proactive leadership, commitment to sound business practices, quality product, efficiency, reliability and accountability.

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Chabot visits Glendale fire house By Kelly McBride kmcbride@communitypress.com

Glendale firefighters recently conducted an exclusive tour to highlight the work the department is doing to maintain services to the village on a tightening budget. The special guest was U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, who is also a member of the Congressional Fire Service Caucus. Chabot took a walk through the station, and talked with staff members. “Congressman Chabot talked with volunteer firefighters about how, through hard work, personal sacrifice and dedication, they are able to meet the fire and (other emergency) needs of Glendale on a budget that is a fraction of neighboring communities,” Fire Chief Dave Moore said. In Glendale, only the fire chief is paid, as a parttime employee. The 2012 budget for the Glendale Fire Department is $159,046. In 2011, that budget was

Touring the Glendale Fire Department were, from left: Mayor Ralph Hoop, firefighter Rob Visscher, Chief David Moore, firefighter Mike Burnham, firefighter Jamie Merritt, firefighter Kerrie Merritt, firefighter Maria Rensing, U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, firefighter Cody Haag, firefighter Roger Christenson and firefighter Alan Rensing. PROVIDED $154,046. “We got $5,000 extra this year, but we had to absorb at total of $9,800 in increases to health insurance costs, so we are actually at a net loss of about $4,800 for 2012,” Moore said, citing additional costs that in-

crease with inflation, such as fuel, uniforms and training, among others. “We are seeing higher energy costs in spite of efforts to lower those cost through more efficient lights, thermostats,” Moore said, adding that

health insurance premiums continue to increase. “Maintenance of the buildings and vehicles is always tough as their costs can only be estimated,” he said. “One major breakdown could eat the entire maintenance budget.

“It is becoming harder and harder to maintain the core services, but our fire personnel are always looking for more efficient ways to provide service,” Moore said. “Often, the firefighters are using their own money and time to ensure the needed equipment and supplies are available,” he said. “We have been fortunate to get grants to help offset some of the rising costs of training the past two years, but this grant program is annually on the cutting room floor and only is getting put back in the budget due to the work of our legislators. “This is one area both Congressman Chabot and State Rep. (Connie) Pillich have been very helpful to the GFD.” Chabot said in a statement that he enjoyed his visit in early May. “The Glendale Fire Department has a long history of service to our community and to our country,” Chabot said. “ I was glad to have the opportunity to visit their department and

meet some of the hardworking men and women who volunteer on their force.” For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/Glendale.

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Wyoming may allow controlled deer hunt By Kelly McBride kmcbride@communitypress.com

Wyoming is considering an ordinance that would allow controlled hunting of deer, to thin the population within the city. Responding to complaints from residents over several months, Police Chief Gary Baldauf organized two public information sessions, in October and November, to discuss property damage and safety concerns caused by the increasing deer population. Representatives from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, as well as the Hamilton County Park District provided information during those sessions. Among options considered were fencing and repellents, trap and transfer, a feeding ban, sharpshooters and bow hunting. According to information posted on the city’s website, feedback was collected and used to create a plan to decrease the deer population. During the May 21 council meeting, a first reading was held of an ordinance that would allow controlled hunting in a limited area by approved hunters.

The second reading of the ordinance will take place at the June 18 city council meeting. In order to allow the hunting, council members had to approve an amendment to allow the use of various types of bows within the city limits, along with a hunting permit and authorization from the police chief, for the purpose of thinning the deer population. The ordinance prohibits any type of hunting within the city limits. The police chief said the decision was based on a survey, and has been supported by recent deer sitings along local streets. “There are too many deer,” Baldauf said, “and if they are thinned out, it protects the public interest.” The plan has been supported by the public safety and law committees, according to Councilman Jim O’Reilly. The hunting will be strictly regulated. “We have a list of hunters who are experienced and compliant,” O’Reilly said. For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/Wyoming.

Princeton hires new treasurer Princeton has hired a new treasurer, replacing Jim Rowan, who left the district in March for a position as Colerain Township administrator. Amy Twarek, treasurer at Upper Valley Career Center in the Mad River Local School District in Piqua, will take over as treasurer Aug. 1, Princeton City Schools said in a news release. Twarek is a graduate of Wright State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She has been a certified public accountant since 1990.

She began her career at Ernst and Young in Dayton, and has served as controller for the Green County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services Board. Twarek also was deputy audirot for Ohio State Auditor Jim Petro. Her career in public education began in 1998, when she worked as chief financial officer for Miamisburg City Schools. She is a member of the Ohio Government Finance Officers’ Association, and the Ohio Association of School Business Officials.

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Members of Ursuline Academy's state and national championship Dance Team. THANKS TO MARIANNE LANG

Ursuline dance team wins titles Ellie Driver, Margot Leary, Julia Staat and Mason Cromer place candles, a cake mix and a tub of icing in each birthday bag. THANKS TO ANN FALCI

St. Nicholas students make gift bags Enjoying a birthday is an important part of growing up, so much so that third-graders cannot imagine not having the means to bake a birthday cake. To help families who cannot afford to celebrate birthdays, thirdgraders at St. Nicholas Academy create gift bags to benefit the clients at Valley Interfaith Food and Clothing Center in Lockland. Each bag is decorated and holds a cake mix, a tub of frosting and a box of candles. Students earned their money to buy supplies by doing extra

chores and helping at home. Valley Interfaith is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to be helping the less fortunate. The birthday bag projects is a part of Seeds of Service, a Catholic outreach program that provides developmentally- appropriate service projects at each age level to encourage Christian stewardship at Saint Nicholas Academy. Teachers Becky Horejs and Kathy Baker continue this project annually as it is a favorite amongst the third-grade students.

Samantha Mumper and Bryce Mathein assemble their decorated bags for Valley Interfaith. THANKS TO ANN FALCI

Jacob Murray, Jonny Vanover and Paige Hodge prepare to send their birthday bags to Valley Interfaith. THANKS TO ANN FALCI

Students share stories under the big top Saint Gabriel Consolidated School held its annual seventhgrade spring play, “Stories Under the Big Top,” a performance of lively storytelling as the ringmaster and players performed a variety of well-known tales such as “The Bremen Town Musicians,” “The Billy Goats Gruff,” “The Lion and the Mouse,” “Monkey See, Monkey Do” and “The Magic Fish.” The students prepared for weeks memorizing lines, learning stage left from stage right and creating costumes and scenery. The play raised $341 from admissions. The money was donated to the St Vincent dePaul society at St Peter Church in New Richmond to help the victims of the recent tornado. More than 230 cans of food, donated in lieu of the admission fee, were taken to the food bank at Corpus Christi Church in Cincinnati. All students look forward to their turn to participate in the junior high plays each year.

The Ursuline Academy Dance Team won several first- and second-place trophies in the Showcase America Unlimited State and National championships within its size division (AAA) at the state nationals April14 and15. This is the third consecutive year for the team to win state and national titles. In its third season as a dance team, the 37-member team competed at the SCAUsanctioned event at the Bank of Kentucky Center under the leadership of director Brenda Elmore, assistant directors Stacey Lesher and Sandy Moeller, and team captain senior Molly Frost. The state and national results are: » First place Ohio State Championship – POM; » First-place National Championship – POM; » Second place Ohio State and National Championship – kick; » Second place Ohio State & National Championship – production; » Gold medalist – Senior AAA for all routines; » highest score of the day in Senior Division for all Senior Teams (regardless of size or category) at state and nationals portion of competition with POM routine. Captain Molly Frost received third place out of all senior captains for leadership. Her scores were compiled throughout the competition season. Three of the dancers applied for scholarships and won the following: Makiah Estes, $500; Molly Frost, $1,000; Laura Schoettmer, $1,000. “The entire season completely surpassed my expectations,” Elmore said. “The team made a commitment from day one to practice and compete at a higher level. We never wavered in the pursuit of that goal. From the nationally televised performance at the Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade, to the ultimate goal of capturing the gold medal at state nationals on Saturday with the highest scoring senior routine of the day, the dedication and maturity each dancer has demonstrated throughout the process has

been overwhelming. “Our team truly is a family and we grew together through our passion for dance and respect for each other. I am so proud of these young women and the principles they stand for. They demonstrate class, sportsmanship and kindness in a very competitive environment. As much as we all want to win, as I reflect on the success of the season, I am more impressed with their character and the example they have set representing UA and our faith in the greatest of light. My hope is that this season will forever remain etched in their minds, as a positive testament as to what they can achieve through perseverance, positive attitude, collaboration, and the Grace of God.” Dance Team members are: Ashley Abbate of West Chester Township, Courtney Arand of Mason, Kristen Beck of Anderson Township, Erica Behrens of Anderson Township, Kennedy Carstens of Liberty Township, Carmen Carigan of Loveland, Danielle Driscoll of West Chester Township, Tiffany Elmore of Loveland, Makiah Estes of Liberty Township, Molly Frost of Kenwood, Hanna Geisler and Maria Geisler of Indian Hill, Ashley Gray of Loveland, Maria Hale of Fairfield, Jesse Haskamp of Loveland, Clair Hopper of Anderson Township, Madeline Johnson of Liberty Township, Ali Kessling of Montgomery, Elizabeth Kiley of Montgomery, Erin Kochan of West Chester Township, Katie Korneffel of Milford, Perry Littlejohn of Mount Lookout, Rebecca Meford of Amelia, Chrissy Pan and Angela Pan of Evendale, Spencer Peppet of Terrace Park, Marisa Pike of Sycamore Township, Grace Ries of Liberty Township, Kaylyn Robinson of Loveland, Laura Schoettmer of Mount Lookout, Jen Schoewe of West Chester Township, Taylor Seitz of West Chester Township, Audrey Seminara of Mason, Megan Toomb of Mason, Rachel Treinen of Loveland, Jennifer Welch of Blue Ash and Carly Williford of West Chester Township.

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The cast of St. Gabriel Consolidated School's seventh-grade play, "Stories Under the Big Top." PROVIDED

Bethany School fifth-graders along with science teacher Barb Collier released painted lady butterflies after the butterflies emerged from the chrysalises. From left: students Jack Speight, Chris Yu, Lanre Elemide, teacher Barb Collier, Noah Patten and Briasia Wilson watch the butterflies try out their wings. THANKS TO SCOTT BRUCE


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Princeton’s Saunders leaves mark at state Gifted senior heads to Stanford By Nick Dudukovich ndudukovich@communitypress.com

Emily Stites crosses the finish line on a seemingly empty track to win the 3,200 meter state championship in Columbus on June 2. Stites beat her closest competitor in the Division II race by just over 19 seconds, had the fastest time among the three 3,200 meter division winners, and broke the state Division II meet record set in 2006 by over half a second. THANKS TO ROD APFELBECK

STITES TAKES STATE TITLE IN RECORD TIME Wyoming runner wins 3,200 By Scott Springer sspringer@communitypress.com

COLUMBUS — Proof positive that hard work pays off are the running exploits of Wyoming senior Emily Stites. A year ago, Stites finished fifth in the 3,200 meters in the Division II state track meet. Her Cincinnati Hills League friendly foe Elizabeth Heinbach was second with her best-ever time of 11:08 in the event. After a rugged off-season, Stites came back and finally got past Heinbach at the finish line of the regional cross country meet and the state meet. Since then, she’s blistered any number of opponents on various tracks. She continued her dominance by winning the 2012 Division II state title in the 3,200, with a state record-breaking time of 10:43.22. Her best time in the 3,200 going in to the state tourney was nearly a minute better than Heinbach’s this spring. “I think Elizabeth started running some shorter races (800) and that took away from her two-mile event,” coach Cornell Munlin said. “She’s always a challenge.” Stites shaved more than 40 seconds off her 3,200 time from a year ago and also qualified for the 1,600 meters at state, which results show she didn’t run.

“It’s a testament to how hard Emily’s working,” Munlin said. “She tried to get herself in the best position for this moment.” To get ready for Columbus, Stites has continued workouts at Wyoming with Seth Gold, Ian Goertzen and her younger brother, Ben Stites. All are distance runners who didn’t qualify for state but continue to support Emily Stites with training runs. As far as the Wyoming coaching staff is concerned, the duels with Heinbach are in the rearview mirror. “Head to head, Emily has won some races over her,” Munlin conceded. “We’re looking at what she has to do more than her competition. I’ve always told my athletes, ‘Don’t worry about what the other people are doing; just take care of what you’re doing and don’t worry about their times.’” Judging by her finishes this spring, Stites has had little to worry about other than when to kick it in and finish the race. Stites leaves for William and Mary after her Cowboy career concludes. She’ll vividly standout to Munlin, who’s coached on the local track scene for 28 years. “I’ve coached a lot of great athletes at Princeton and Wyoming and she’s one of the best I’ve coached,” Munlin said.

SHARONVILLE — “She’s just gifted.” That’s how retired Princeton High School track and cross country coach Jim Crumpler describes Claudia Saunders’ accomplishments. It helps explain how Saunders excelled not only in shorter events, such as the 100- and 300meter hurdles, but also in cross country races, which are 3.1 miles long. “We’ve been saying (she’s gifted) for years,” Crumpler said. “She (competes) at the highest levels in the state of Ohio.” Saunders owns the 2010 Division I 100-meter hurdle state championship and last fall, she became Princeton’s first runner – male or female – to win a state cross country championship. In the June 1-2 state track meet this year, she finished ninth in the 100-meter hurdles (15.18) and sixth in the 300-meter hurdles (44.88). She burst onto the track scene as a freshman during the spring of 2009, when she took third in the 300 hurdles at the state meet after sweeping both hurdle events at regionals a week earlier. She’s a three-time regional champion in the 100, and has taken the regional title four times in the 300. In cross country, she’s been to three state championship meets. Despite the differences between cross country and track, Saunders never cast herself as belonging to one sport, according to Crumpler. “A lot of kids will see themselves as only a sprinter or distance runner and lock themselves into one,” Crumpler said. “Claudia’s explored a broad range of athletics.” Now as outgoing senior, Saunders, who was ranked fourth in her class academically, is reflective of her athletic career, and especially of her cross country championship in October. “It’s weird, when I think about the incredible athletes Princeton has had, and it’s interesting nobody really got that far in cross country,” Saunders said. “I’m excited I was able to put

Princeton High School’s Claudia Saunders wins her heat of the girls 100 meter hurdles at the district meet at Mason High School May 16. TONY TRIBBLE/FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS

MORE PRINCETON STATE RESULTS » Jada Grant: 400, 8th place, 57.71 » 4x200 relay (Cayla Carey, Samia Bell, Claudia Saunders, Jada Grant), 8th place, 1:43.10. » 4x400 relay (Carey, Grant, Bell, Saunders), 10th place in the preliminary - one spot shy of qualifying for finals, 3:57.51. » Cayla Carey, long jump, 12th place, 16-02.50

Princeton senior Jada Grant runs the final leg of the 4x200 relay at the state meet in Columbus June 2. TOM SKEEN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS that season together.” Being one of the city’s top runners has required a great deal of commitment, according to Saunders. “(The commitment) is a lot like you would expect. You can’t always go out as much as you want or even if it is the weekend because you have to be back at practice,” Saunders said. “You have to be mentally focused and ready to go…” But it’s that drive that landed the reigning Gatorade Ohio Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year an athletic scholarship to Stanford University. Crumpler believes his former pupil will have a fine career running for the Pac-12 school.

“She’ll hold her own,” Crumpler said. “Any athlete of her caliber, when you get (to that level), everybody is good…but I think she’ll handle it fine.” Saunders said the events she’ll run when she gets to California are still undetermined. She may run cross country and the hurdles, or just the hurdles. She added there’s even been talk of her trying the 800. Academically, Saunders plans to major in economics or marketing with a minor in Italian or Spanish—with the goal of pursuing an international business degree in graduate school. And while she probably won’t know for sure what she’ll run until she gets to California, she’s looking forward to getting started.” “I would’ve committed to (Stanford) before I made any visits,” Saunders said. “I love the balance between academics and athletics and you get access to an education that’s the equivalent to an Ivy League (school).”

STICKING WITH THE SENIORS

The Wyoming boys' lacrosse team recognized its seniors during halftime of its loss to Elder May 1. From left are Travis Courtney, Austin Hughes, Sam Meyers, Harrison Wood, Corbin Guggenheim, varsity head coach Keith Hughes, Richie Irwin, Larson Graham, Brock Marshall and Brian Anderson. THANKS TO ROD APFELBECK


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CMHA reform good for everyone

Recently, the Ohio House passed a bill to reform the board of the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority to add representation from Hamilton County’s suburbs; this is a bill that I strongly supported. The CMHA is the local authority for federally subsidized public housing in Ohio and is controlled by a board made up of five appointees – two appointed by the Cincinnati city manager, and one each by the probate court judge, presiding judge of the Court of Common Pleas, and the county commissioners. With recent efforts by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and CMHA to expand public housing into Hamilton County’s suburbs and with suburbs accounting for 63 percent of Hamilton County’s population, it is a common sense reform to add representation

from our townships and municipalities. The bill, pushed by Rep. Lou Terhar (R-Green Township) and Sen. Bill Seitz (R-Green Township), would create two new board members to be appointed by the Hamilton County Municipal League and the Hamilton County Township Association. My November opponent disagrees. In fact, State Rep. Connie Pillich strongly opposed the bill during hearings, voted against it in committee and then left the House floor early without voting when it passed 62-31. She even played the race card while attacking those testifying in favor of the bill. What a breathtaking display of contempt for those who support this common sense reform – including many of her own constituents and her Democratic colleague who voted yes, Dale

Prosperous middle class is essential

Who shops at small businesses? Who buys millions of products everyday? Who keeps our free market economy rolling? The answer: American middle-class consumers. In an economy where consumer spending is nearly two-thirds of the nation’s GDP, it is the middle-class consumers who are the true job creators. Real job growth stems mainly from the actions of the average American consumer. Ultimately, it is the everyday consumers who create the economic environment for job growth. An entrepreneur or venture capitalist can start a business based on a great idea, and initially hire dozens or hundreds of people, but if no one can afford to buy the products for sale, the business will fail and all those jobs will evaporate. Henry Ford paid his auto workers higher than normal wages. Why? Because he wanted them to be able to buy his cars. Henry Ford understood that his assembly line consumers had the power to set in motion a cycle that would allow his company to survive, thrive and hire additional workers. Our current tax policies are upside down. When Republican lawmakers defend a system in which the lion’s share of benefits accrue to the richest, all in the name of protecting the job creators, all that happens is the rich get richer. Corporate profits are at an all-time high. Where are the jobs? The rich don’t magically create jobs. They don’t hire additional workers simply because they have more money to spend. They will expand and hire if they know there are consumers out there who can afford to buy their products. The shrinking middle-class needs a break. Putting purchasing power back in their

Richard O. Schwab was formerly associate head of school, and middle school head, Cincinnati Country Day School. He is currently neighborhood team leader, Glendale Organizing For America Community Team (www.gofact.blogspot.com)

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throughout the ’80s and ’90s and often remains true today in areas that are entirely public housing, or in areas that have large concentrations of public housing. The good news is that public housing authorities have learned from their mistakes. They no longer takeover large city blocks and build the ugly apartment towers that were an eyesore for residents and a challenge for communities to police. Newer policies have attempted to reduce concentrations of public housing and poverty and have had great success. A recent study showed that Chicago and Atlanta reduced overall crime rates by tearing down large projects and replacing them with mixed income housing and dispersing public housing to other communities. The caveat is that there is a threshold of

concentration where crime went up significantly in those communities. This is the reason I support CMHA reform. As this process plays out in Hamilton County, we can expect to see overall crime rates decrease, but we need to have vigilant oversight at the same time to avoid negatively impacting the quality of life in our communities and to ensure that those receiving public housing don’t end up trapped in the high crime areas they escaped from. Ensuring our townships and municipalities are represented on the CMHA board is the common sense way to make that happen. Mike Wilson is the Republican candidate for state representative in Ohio’s 28th District.

Anyone can be Everyday Hero

hands is the surest way to get our consumer-driven economy gaining more momentum. Since 1980, the share of Richard the nation’s Schwab COMMUNITY PRESS income for the wealthiGUEST COLUMNIST est top 0.1 percent has increased a shocking 400 percent, while the share for the bottom 50 percent of Americans has declined 33 percent. At the same time effective tax rates on the wealthiest fell to 16.6 percent in 2007 - the lowest they’ve been in decades. If average American families still received the same share of income they earned in the 1980s, they would have an astounding $13,000 a year more in their pockets. It is worth pausing to consider what our economy would be like today if middle-class consumers had that additional income to spend. It makes no sense to have a trillion dollars in annual tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans offset by cuts to public jobs and programs that help build and strengthen our middle-class. Let’s protect the actual job creators. It makes sense to increase taxes on those who make millions so we don’t have to gut programs or eliminate jobs that middle-class Americans desperately need. This isn’t about class-warfare or income redistribution. This is about strengthening our middle-class, the true job creators, and the economy.

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Mallory (DCincinnati), brother of Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory. Public housing can be a controversial Mike Wilson COMMUNITY PRESS issue because people are GUEST COLUMNIST justifiably concerned about housing values and crime in their communities. While Americans are a generous people, there was and are serious concerns about the structure of public housing and its impact on the residents it serves and the community where it’s located. The perception that many people have is of large projects built in the 1970s that are dilapidated and riddled with crime and drug abuse. This perception was true

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Local news sources can’t help it. They are often in the position lately of reporting disturbing news. There are caregivers in our community who sometimes cause harm to the children they are responsible for keeping safe. Children are injured. They are “tortured.” Sometimes they die. These aren’t far away wars. These are families in our own community. It’s hard not to look away. We are all tempted to turn the page, to turn our faces to something more pleasant. It’s too painful to think about. But what if you had the power to make a difference? What if you could be the difference for just one child? If you are of strong spirit, we have a challenge for you. One you can share with your neighbors, your fam-

ily and your church. You can open your home and your heart and help one child. You can make a safe place for one child whose Linda family is hurtSmets-Ullrich COMMUNITY PRESS ing and in pain. You can help GUEST COLUMNIST that child grow in a healthy family until their own family can welcome them back. Foster parents are “Everyday Heroes.” They are the brave souls that put the kids of our community first. They invest love, time and tears in making a difference for just one child. Could you spend some time helping with homework? Or

drying a child’s tears if they wake with a nightmare? Can you laugh together with a child over their silly jokes? Can you help them learn that discipline can be loving and gentle? Maybe you can be a hero. Maybe you have the strength to be a foster parent. We’d love to help you along your journey. We’ll work to support you every step of the way. We are the Everyday Hero Collaborative. all 211 when you’re ready to learn more about becoming a foster parent. There is a child who needs you. The time is right for you to be a hero. Linda Smets-Ullrich is the director of Hamilton County Services at St. Aloysius Orphange, 4721 Reading Road. You can reach her at 513-2427613, ext. 331.

CH@TROOM May 30 question What was the best (or worst) summer vacation you ever took? What made it so memorable?

“After years of trying to schedule fun-filled beach vacations, the vacations my children still talk about are the two years we decided to do cheap vacations: one to Indianapolis and one to Louisville. “In Indianapolis, my children got to stay with their greatgrandparents, visit their uncles' farms where they played with goats and fed calves, and visit the Indy Children's Museum and zoo. “In Louisville, we went to a go-kart track, the zoo, the Slugger museum, the science museum (although I don't recommend it), ate lunch downtown, and stayed at the KOA campground (where they loved the pool, jumping pillow, and the chance to ride their bikes nonstop). “These are their most memorable I guess because they were so low-key, and we didn't have to spend thousands of dollars nor hours of travel time!” A.N. “The year I graduated from high school my father asked what I wanted. I told him that I wanted to take a trip out west, in-

NEXT QUESTION Should the Ohio General Assembly consider a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks in an effort to combat obesity? Every week Tri-County Press asks readers a question they can reply to via email. Send your answers to tricountypress@community press.com with Chatroom in the subject line.

cluding California. We lived in south Florida at the time, and this was before expressways. “We spent a month in the car with failed air conditioning, poison ivy from head to foot, we ran over a skunk in Texas ( fortunately on my sister's side of the car), ate sardines and crackers when we couldn't find anything to eat in the desert. My father fell down a hill while trying to get the perfect shot with his camera, and my mother sat in the car wondering what could possibly happen next. “An armadillo gave us a flat tire, and my sister cried over a boyfriend until we reached Phoenix and my father told her that he'd made arrangements with Grandma for her to go home on a bus. We got lost in Chinatown, and were almost arrested for stealing a piece of the petrified wood in the Petrified For-

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est. “I hummed the 'Grand Canyon Suite' until my sister got car sick from screaming for me to stop. I fell in a river and dried my underwear by holding them out the window until my father realized why all the boys in passing cars whooped and blew their horns. “Great memories, and it wouldn't have been near the fun if not for the ‘incidents,’ as my mother put it.” J.K. “What was the best summer vacation I ever had? That would have been last year, in 2011, when my wife and three children and two grandchildren went to Canaan Valley/Blackwater Falls in West Virginia last year. “One of our two sons is an engineer who works in Baltimore, and he surprised us by renting a chalet for a week. The kids had a blast in the hot tub, and seeing all of the sights, like the Falls, a trip through an underground mine, and so many other good things. “I think what made it so special is that it was the first time that our whole family, including our grandkids, did anything like that together.” Bill B.

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Springdale Police displayed the city's DARE vehicle. THANKS TO JOE TURE

Police expo an arresting display By Kelly McBride kmcbride @ communitypress .com

Sharonville police earned the top award at the recent Springdale Police Expo, which brought nine local departments to TriCounty Mall. The annual event, hosted by the Springdale Police Department and attended by Forest Park, Hamilton County Parks, Hamilton County Sheriffs, Monroe, Ohio State, Sharonville, University of Cincinnati and Wyoming police departments, featured vehicles, officers, information and giveaways over the weekend.

"Personnel were on hand to meet with people, answer questions, instruct people how to use many tools of our trade, and just talk with the public," said Springdale Officer Joe Ture, who organized the event. Beckfield College brought its firearms training simulator (FATS) for demonstrations. The school uses it in its criminal justice program. Lincoln College and the TriCounty Police Wives Association also attended the event. Even Goldie the Clown stopped by, making balloon figures for children during the expo. Each department was judged

A young visitor checks out a Springdale police cruiser. THANKS TO JOE TURE

by a third-party panel on overall professional appearance, best use of space, officer demeanor and interaction with the public, as well as information provided to the public. The Sharonville Police Department won the "Best Overall Display" award. "The goals of the expo are to allow law enforcement to meet the public in a relaxed environment," Ture said, "and develop a greater rapport with the community. "I believe we exceeded both of those goals." For more about your community, visit www.Cincinnati.com/local.

Trooper Matt Beccaccio displays cruiser and motorcycle used by the Ohio State Patrol. THANKS TO JOE TURE

Officer Nick Fimiani sets up the Forest Park display with members of the Citizens on Patrol. THANKS TO JOE TURE

Goldie the Clown chats with visitors to the Springdale Police Expo. THANKS TO JOE TURE

Springdale Officer Joe Ture, center, presents the Best Overall Display award to Sharonville Lt. Mark Preuss and Officer Cheryl Price.

Hamilton County Park Rangers Eric Leininger and Bill Goetz display information at the expo. THANKS TO JOE TURE

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Police Officers Shawn Feldhaus and Brooke Brady represented the Wyoming Police Department. THANKS TO JOE TURE

JUNE 8, 9 & 10

GREAT FOOD!

Grill Food including Caribbean Jerk Pork, Jambalaya & Sunday BBQ Chicken. Plus UDF ice cream & Mitchell’s Lobster Bisque.

GAMES & PRIZES! 11144 Spinner Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45241

513.563.6377 CE-0000511332

www.stmichaelfestival.net

Raffles, Enjoy Your Favorite Games of Chance & Skill plus Video Horse Racing!

FAMILY DAY!

Sunday is Family Day! Enjoy Rides, Kiddie Korner, Magic Show and Much More!

FRIDAY

The Rusty Griswolds

SATURDAY

The NKG

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The Paul Otten Band


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THINGS TO DO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THURSDAY, JUNE 7 Art Exhibits Epiphany, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, 11165 Reading Road, Experimental, mixed-media exhibit by Nancy Gamon, local artist. Works explore moments of insight, both mystical and commonplace. Free. 554-1014; sharonvillefinearts.org. Sharonville.

Exhibits First Ladies of Fashion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Featuring 14 gowns on loan from Frankenmuth Historical Association, exhibit has been traveling country to give viewers more insight into the lives of former First Ladies. Exhibit continues through June 17. $2. 563-9484; www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org. Sharonville.

Health / Wellness Getting Even More Happiness from Your Relationship, 7-8:30 p.m., Montgomery Station, 9200 Montgomery Road, Building C, Suite 10A. Male therapist’s perspective on communicating and connecting. Ages 18 and up. Free. Presented by Couples Counseling in Cincinnati. 231-4501. Kenwood.

Home & Garden Hot Kitchens and Cool Baths Seminar, 6:30-7:30 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. Free. Presented by Neal’s Design Remodel. 489-7700; www.neals.com. Sharonville.

AquaStretch, Noon-1 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Involves being stretched by trained instructor in shallow water with 5-10 pound weights attached to body. Price varies. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Exhibits First Ladies of Fashion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2. 563-9484; www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org. Sharonville.

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., The Pike Bar and Grill, Free. 772-7453. Woodlawn.

Lectures First Ladies Programs, 7 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Topic: Eleanor Roosevelt. Jessica Michna takes audiences on journey back in time as she makes famous figures come to life. Stories, both humorous and emotional, give listeners an idea of what life was like in past times. $20. Reservations required. 563-9484; www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org. Sharonville.

Music - Concerts Blue Ash Concerts on the Square, 8-11 p.m., Blue Ash Towne Square, Cooper and Hunt roads, The Websters. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. 745-8550; www.blueashevents.com. Blue Ash.

On Stage - Theater

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, 7:30-9 p.m., Valley Temple, 145 Springfield Pike, Discussion of short stories by Nathan Englander, led by Rabbi Kopnick. Ages 18 and up. Free. 761-3555. Wyoming.

Disney’s My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale, 7:30 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, $8. 745-8550; www.esptheater.org. Blue Ash.

Codependents Anonymous, 7-8 p.m., The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 E. Kemper Road, Room 31. Literature discussion group. Family friendly. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 800-0164. Montgomery. Codependents Anonymous, Noon-1 p.m., Blue Ash Presbyterian Church, 4309 Cooper Road, Book discussion group. Open to everyone who desires healthy loving relationships. Family friendly. Donations accepted. Presented by Codependents Anonymous Inc. 673-0174. Blue Ash.

FRIDAY, JUNE 8 Art Exhibits Epiphany, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, Free. 554-1014; sharonvillefinearts.org. Sharonville.

Benefits Art Gala, 7-10 p.m., Glendale

Exercise Classes

Exercise Classes

Religious - Community

Support Groups

Lifeguard Training Review For Current Lifeguards, 5-9 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Through June 13. $180-$200. Reservations required. 985-0900; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery. American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Review, 5-9 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Through June 13. For current lifeguards. $180-$200. Registration required. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Wine Tasting, 5-7 p.m., Wyoming Wines, 1208 Springfield Pike, Carefully selected flight of five wines in tasting room. Taste one or all five, most are just $1 per pour. 761-9463; www.wyomingwinesonline.com. Wyoming.

St. Michael Parish Festival, 6-11:30 p.m., St. Michael Church of Sharonville, 11144 Spinner Ave., Music by the Rusty Griswolds. More than 40 booths and rides. Chance to win $50,000. Family friendly. 563-6377; www.stmichaelfestival.net. Sharonville.

Children’s Playgroup, 10 a.m., Harry Whiting Brown Scouthouse, 34 Village Square, Informal playgroup for babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their parents or caregivers. Free. Presented by Harry Whiting Brown Community Center. Through Dec. 27. 771-0333. Glendale.

Education

Drink Tastings

Festivals

Recreation

Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472 Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Paul Community United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road, Public speaking and leadership skills meeting. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Toastmasters Club No. 472. 351-5005; cincinnati.toastmastersclubs.org. Madeira.

Ballet Lessons for Children, 5-6 p.m., Harry Whiting Brown Scouthouse, 34 Village Square, Teacher Christine Minges. Ages 3-8. $50 for 8-week session. Registration required. Presented by Harry Whiting Brown Community Center. 771-0333. Glendale.

Karaoke, 9 p.m., Tap House Grill, 8740 Montgomery Road, 8918277. Sycamore Township. Karaoke World Championships USA Local Competition, 10-11 p.m., The Pike Bar and Grill, 10010 Springfield Pike, Competition to qualify local singers for state competition. Ages 21 and up. Free. Registration required. Presented by Karaoke World Championships USA. 866-610-7464, ext. 953; www.kwcusa.net. Woodlawn. Karaoke, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., The Pike Bar and Grill, 10010 Springfield Pike, Hosted by Wendell Payne. Ages 21 and up. Free. 772-7453. Woodlawn.

On Stage - Theater

Clubs & Organizations

Dance Classes

Karaoke and Open Mic

Disney’s My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale, 7:30 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, 4433 Cooper Road, $8. Presented by East Side Players. 7458550; www.esptheater.org. Blue Ash.

MONDAY, JUNE 11

Lyceum, 865 Congress Ave., Paintings created by children in bb4k and paintings donated by local artists for sale. Includes two drinks and hors d’oeuvres by Gabby’s Cafe and sweets by Graeter’s. Ages 18 and up. Benefits Building Blocks for Kids. $25. Presented by Building Blocks for Kids. 770-2900; bb4k.org/artgala. Glendale.

Recreation Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Men and women ages 25 and up. $15, free members. Through Dec. 28. 985-0900; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery.

Support Groups Women’s Separation/Divorce Support, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Comprehensive Counseling Services Inc., 10999 Reed Hartman Highway, Gain comfort, strength and empowerment to move forward with your life. Led by licensed social worker. $35 per two-hour session. Registration required. 891-1533. Blue Ash.

SATURDAY, JUNE 9 Art Exhibits Epiphany, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, Free. 554-1014; sharonvillefinearts.org. Sharonville.

Benefits Dancing with Our Stars, 6-10 p.m., Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave., Young adults

Dancing with Our Stars is 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave., Wyoming. Young adults with Down syndrome will show their talents by dancing swing, salsa, cha cha, tango, foxtrot waltz and merengue. The event includes a pot-luck dinner, split-the-pot and raffles. The event is family-friendly and benefits A-Marika DS. Cost is $15. The event is presented by the A-Marika Dance Company. Call 769-0409, or visit www.a-marika.com. Pictured are Wes Burke practicing with Annie Callan for a past Dancing with Our Stars. ERNEST COLEMAN/THE COMMUNITY PRESS with Down syndrome show talents by dancing swing, salsa, cha cha, tango, foxtrot, waltz and merengue. Includes potluck dinner, split-the-pot and raffles. Family friendly. Benefits Benefits A-Marika DS. $15. Presented by A-Marika Dance Company. 769-0409; www.amarika.com. Wyoming.

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Cooking Classes Healthy Cooking Classes, Noon-1:30 p.m., Peachy’s Health Smart, 7400 Montgomery Road, Peachy Seiden discusses nutrition and health while preparing two delicious, simple and easy meals. Ages 18 and up. $30. Registration required. 315-3943; www.peachyshealthsmart.com. Silverton.

Drink Tastings Wine Tasting, 5-7 p.m., Wyoming Wines, 761-9463; www.wyomingwinesonline.com. Wyoming.

Education Stagefright Workshop, 2-3:30 p.m., Sharonville Fine Arts Center, 11165 Reading Road, Learn skills pros use to help cope with stage fright and how those skills can help students in real life. Participants learn about historical figures, courage and themselves. Ages 3-8. $5, $3 advance. 554-1014; www.sharonvillefinearts.org. Sharonville.

Exercise Classes

Karaoke and Open Mic Karaoke, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., The Pike Bar and Grill, Free. 772-7453. Woodlawn.

Museums Open House and Base Ball Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, 11450 Lebanon Road, Showcase of historic buildings, all of which were moved into Sharon Woods Park from other locations in the region. Interpreters provide facts and stories. Includes Vintage Base Ball Festival event. Free. 563-9484; www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org. Sharonville.

On Stage - Theater Disney’s My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale, 7:30 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, $8. 745-8550; www.esptheater.org. Blue Ash.

Recreation Ultimate Frisbee, Noon-2 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, Ages 20-35. Held outdoors on front lawn. Free. Through Aug. 25. 985-0900. Montgomery.

Exhibits

Seminars

First Ladies of Fashion Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2. 563-9484; www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org. Sharonville.

2nd Saturday Divorce Workshop for Women, 8:30-11 a.m., Merrill Lynch, 5151 Pfeiffer Road, Suite 100, Workshop provides information and resources for women at all stages of divorce … before, during and after. Presented by attorneys, financial professionals and family therapists. Presenters include: Karen Levy, Beth Silverman, Sherri Slovin, Mary Ellen Malas, Kyra Raimey, Erinn McKee Hannigan, Marie Hill, Susan Steinberg and Fran Hendrick. Free. Presented by 2nd Saturday Cincinnati. 833-1518. Blue Ash.

St. Michael Parish Festival, 6-11:30 p.m., St. Michael Church of Sharonville, Music by the Naked Karate Girls. 563-6377; www.stmichaelfestival.net. Sharonville.

Health / Wellness Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Road, $110, $100 members. Reservations required. 985-0900; www.trihealthpavilion.com.

Karaoke and Open Mic Acoustic Open Mic, 7-10 p.m., Shady O’Grady’s Pub, 9443 Loveland-Madeira Road, Hosted by Bob Cushing. 791-2753. Symmes Township.

Music - Choral Open Rehearsals with Cincinnati Sound Chorus, 7-9:30 p.m., Valley Temple, 145 Springfield Pike, Award-winning chorus adds new voices as they sing in World Choir Games in Cincinnati July 2012. Family friendly. Free. Presented by Cincinnati Sound Chorus. 5542648. Wyoming.

Parenting Classes Montgomery.

Big John’s Zumba Hour, 11 a.m.-noon, Holiday Inn Cincinnati I-275 North, 3855 Hauck Road, Ballroom. $5. 907-3512. Sharonville.

Festivals

Pilates Plus, 6:50-7:50 p.m., Springdale Community Center, 11999 Lawnview Ave., Unique system of strengthening and stretching exercises through slow, mindful and purposeful movements. $5. Presented by Springdale Parks and Recreation. 346-3910. Springdale. MaxedOut! Fitness Program, 6-7 p.m., Harry Whiting Brown Scouthouse, 34 Village Square, Intense strength and cardio training in group environment. $80 per week; $150 per week for two. Registration required. Presented by Harry Whiting Brown Community Center. 771-0333; hwbcommunitycenter.org. Glendale.

Shopping Glendale Library Benefit Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Harry Whiting Brown Scouthouse, 34 Village

Square, Housewares to children’s clothes and toys to books and vintage items. Benefits Glendale Community Library. Free. Presented by Glendale Community Library. 771-0333; hwbcommunitycenter.org. Glendale.

SUNDAY, JUNE 10 Exhibits First Ladies of Fashion Exhibit, 1-5 p.m., Heritage Village Museum, $2. 563-9484; www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org. Sharonville.

Festivals St. Michael Parish Festival, 3-10 p.m., St. Michael Church of Sharonville, Music by the Paul Otten Band. Bearcat Mascot and Whirl from the Choir Games. 563-6377; www.stmichaelfestival.net. Sharonville.

Literary - Signings Book Signing and Art Prints Event, 1-4 p.m., Glenwood Gardens, 10623 Springfield Pike, Meet author Cheri Brinkman for book signing of Cincinnati and Soup books and chat about Ruth Lyons, Bob Braun and Paul Dixon. Set of Cincinnati and Soup art prints included with $50 donation. Benefits Simonds Family Dog Park. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Parks Foundation. 245-7458. Woodlawn.

On Stage - Theater Disney’s My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale, 7:30 p.m., Blue Ash Amphitheatre, $8. 745-8550; www.esptheater.org. Blue Ash.

Recreation Bollywood Night for Boomers, 6-9 p.m., Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road, Food, music, dance and culture of India. $25, $20 members. Registration required. 761-7500; www.jointhej.org. Amberley Village.

Foster Parent Training, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Diversion Foster Care, 10921 Reed Hartman Highway, Suite 315. Begin process of becoming licensed foster parent. Family friendly. Free. 984-2031; diversionfostercare.org. Blue Ash.

Recreation Pickup Basketball, 10:30 a.m.noon, TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion, $15, free members. 985-0900; www.trihealthpavilion.com. Montgomery.

Summer Camp - Arts CCM Summer Strings at Blue Ash, 9 a.m.-noon (Less advanced performers) and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (More advanced performers), UC Blue Ash College Muntz Theater, 9555 Plainfield Road, Daily through June 15. Final concert at noon June 15. Geared to students in public school string programs. Receive coaching, sectionals and musical enrichment activities. Students will be divided into two groups: grades 4-6 and grades 6-8. Campers in advanced section should bring a lunch. No audition. $150 for grades with three or more years of music experience; $100 for grades with one or two years of music experience. Registration required. Presented by University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. 556-2595; ccm.uc.edu/ prep/ccm_summer/summermusicworkshops.html. Blue Ash. Paint Your Art Out, 1-3:30 p.m., Greenacres Arts Center, 8400 Blome Road, June 11-15. Design, prime, paint, seal, sand and sea. Elaborate on the design by adding 3-D designs to the original piece to transform its look. Bring a piece of old furniture from home, and make it into a show-piece. Protective eye wear required. Wear clothing you won’t mind having covered in paint. Ages 2-3. $115. Presented by Greenacres Foundation. 891-4227; www.greenacres.org. Indian Hill.


LIFE

JUNE 6, 2012 • TRI-COUNTY PRESS • B3

Dress those spring greens with hot bacon dressing; topped by pecan cake It’s hard to believe that just a few weeks ago the baby chicks were too cute, fuzzy little balls of fluff hopping around the yard. Well, now they’re in what I call the “teenage” stage. They’re pecking at the herbs in my herb garden and enjoyed a salad dinner by decimating the leaf lettuce planted in a colander. Yesterday, Rita they dug Heikenfeld through RITA’S KITCHEN the snapdragons in my antique copper wash kettle and made a fine mid-day snack of them. So I told my husband, Frank, it’s time to put them in the “chicken condo” with the rest of the birds. That is, if we can catch them.

Update on Eileen Baker’s butter pecan cake So many of you asked to clarify the ingredients and method, so here is the recipe again, with detailed instructions. 1 box butter pecan cake mix (18.25 oz. size) 3 eggs, large 1 stick butter, melted

1 cup water 2 14 oz. cans sweetened condensed milk* ½ of an 8 oz. bag Heath candy bits, regular or chocolate

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat cake mix, eggs, butter and water well. Pour into sprayed 9-inch by 13-inch pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until cake is done. Poke holes all over and while cake is still warm, pour one can milk over cake. Pour Heath candy over that. Pour other can of milk over candy. Let sit 20 minutes. Store in refrigerator. *Note: Some readers thought the cake was soggy after it was completely made with the toppings. Know that it should be very moist. Make sure the cake is done (ovens vary) and if you like, start out with one to one-and-a-half cans milk and go from there, adding the full two cans if you want. Eileen recommends at least one-and-a-half cans. Regardless, you’ll be using half the milk the first time you pour it on the cake and the other half is poured on after you sprinkle the candy on it.

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Readers respond to shared recipes, including Don Deimling’s famous salad dressing, Panera clone and Kipfel cookie.

Rita’s recipe for hot bacon dressing is a great way to dress spring greens. THANKS TO RITA HEIKENFELD.

Hot bacon dressing One of my favorite dressings to dress spring greens. I like adding crumbled fried bacon, feta cheese and hard boiled egg to the salad, as well as any veggies I have on hand. This is good on cabbage, too. ¼ cup bacon fat Onion: as much as you like – I use 1-2 green onions, chopped ¼ cup cider vinegar

house dressing. For Susan B, who wants to make it at home. I checked and the restaurant’s recipe is proprietary. Jeckel’s baked brie in tomato aspic. For Carole S., who enjoyed this and a margarita with a friend “after a rough work day.” The restaurant is closed and Susan wonders if the owners opened others. Honeymoon pie. For Pam. “My mother used to make it for my brother

2 tablespoons each: water and sugar

Melt fat and stir in onion. Cook a couple minutes. Add everything else. Bring to a boil and turn off heat. Taste and adjust flavors. I usually add a bit more vinegar, etc.

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and unfortunately she passed away without any of us getting the recipe. As I remember, it had a graham cracker crust and three layers of creamy filling – I think they were pink, green, and yellow. It was lighter than a pudding – more like the old “whip and chill” boxed dessert. I would love to be able to make it for him again.” Silverglade’s chicken salad. For Judy S. “So good. My daughter and her husband come from Columbus and crave Silverglade’s chicken salad. The down side is getting to Findlay Market to get it and it is not inexpensive.” I have a call in to Silverglade’s now to see if they’ll share, though in the past they could not. Anyone have a clone for it? Rita Nader Heikenfeld is an herbalist, educator and author. Email her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Call 513-248-7130, ext. 356.

NEWSMAKERS McGraw elected to CBA board

The Cincinnati Bar Association elected new officers at its annual meeting April 27 at the Westin downtown. Bridget G. McGraw of Sharonville, counsel in Supply Chain & Compliance with GE Aviation, was elected to the association’s board.

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LIFE

B4 • TRI-COUNTY PRESS • JUNE 6, 2012

Use credit for major buys Many people don’t give it a second thought when they charge something to their credit card, but the protection it gives you can be invaluable if something goes wrong with your purchase. That’s what Ottis Wilson of Lebanon learned after he bought new windows for his house back in February. Wilson said he noticed things weren’t going well from the beginning. “They started at the back of the house and they came around to the front and when they got to one where I could see them, I could see they weren’t putting in any insulation,” Wilson said. He contacted the company that sold him the windows, Air-Tite in West Chester. Wilson said, “They sent a technician out, a field technician. He opened up one of the windows and he said, ‘This is disgusting.’” Air-Tite then sent out workers who put in insulation, but Wilson said it still wasn’t done correctly. He also said the windows weren’t installed securely. Air-Tite had arranged financing for the project with Wells Fargo Bank’s

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game was over? Remember how you were exhausted at the end of the day from playing, but couldn’t wait to get up the next day and start all over again? Remember what playing in the neighborhood was like when you were a kid? Laffalot Summer Camps owner and director Pat Nymberg does, and she tries her best to bring it back. Nymberg has used all her experiences to come up with a program that uses a menagerie of games, sports and activities to give kids the variety they hunger for. It is Laffalot’s blend of fun and athletics, which includes traditional sports as well as many non-traditional games like scooter basketball, crazy ball and base chase that attracts campers and brings them back year after year. Laffalot Summer Camps will be at Mayerson JCC the week of June 11-15, as well as the Blue Ash Recreation Center (June 11-15 and June 1822), Mount Notre Dame High School (June 25-29), and St. Margaret of York (July 9-13), and at Springdale Recreation Center the week of July 30 - Aug. 3. The cost for a child is between $105-$120/week depending on the location. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For a complete listing of 2012 Laffalot Summer Camp locations, visit www.laffalotcamps.com


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Vintage Base Ball at Sharon Woods

Woodlawn hosts Links Inc. concert In the quest to develop the next generation of talented musicians in the Cincinnati area, the Queen City Chapter of The Links Inc. national Signature Arts Program, Classics through the Ages. is sponsoring, in part, the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra Nouveau Chamber Players. The program, Sound Discoveries: Music

for Career, is made possible by The Corbett Educational Endowment. CSYO is comprised of African-American middle and high school string students who audition to be a part of the program. One of their key commitments was their Spring Recital held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Woodlawn which was presented by The

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ment is free to the public. Heritage Village Museum is in Sharon Woods Park in Sharonville. A Hamilton County Park Pass may be required ($3 for a day pass and $10 for a season

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The Kenwood by Senior Star is proud to open its doors and share a collection of art that showcases a number of different Cincinnati artists. Join us for an Opening Night Reception, special luncheons and guest lectures. June 13 Opening Reception: 5:00-8:00 p.m. Champagne & Hors d’ Oeuvres with special guest John Ruthven. June 14 Public Gallery Exhibition: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Guest Lecture Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. John Ruthven reflects on his most memorable life stories. June 15 Public Gallery Exhibition: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Guest Lecture Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Douglas Eisele discusses art collecting and the care of your collection. For information or additional details on the schedule of events, call 513-655-5044 or visit www.LiveAtTheKenwood.com/events

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On Saturday June 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Heritage Village Museum will be having an open house and a Vintage Base Ball tournament. Visitors will be treated to a unique opportunity to watch base ball as it was once played. Players will be wearing traditional uniforms as players did from 1869. They will also play with the same equipment as players of the past did-sans gloves. Teams throughout the region will be playing at the Village on the Cincinnati Red Stockings (a Cincinnati Buckeyes’) home field. At the same time as the base ball tournament visitors also have the opportunity to take a tour of the historic village located at Heritage Village Museum. The tour will consist of viewing 10 historic buildings that were moved to the Village to preserve them from destruction. The open house and the Vintage Base Ball tourna-

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RELIGION Brecon United Methodist Church

The church offers worship services on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Samaritan Closet hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Samaritan Closet offers clothing and food to people with demonstrated needs. Bread from Panera is available on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Samaritan Closet is next to the church. The church is at 7388 E.

LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with of provisions the 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, 6/25/12, 11:00 AM, 11378 SpringPike, Springfield dale, OH 45246, 513771-5311. Friedhoff. Jennifer 926 Ohio Pike CinOH 45245 cinnati, goods, Household furniture, boxes Keith Kurland 1132 N. 76 Ave. Holly33024 FL wood, Household goods, furniture, boxes, TV’s or stereo equipment Hankerson Thomas 510 Commercial Dr. Fairfield, OH 45014 goods, Household furniture, boxes, appliances, TV’s or stereo equipment Danisha Dale 11644 Hanover Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45240 or TV’s Furniture, stereo equipment Thompson Teresa Springwater 1105 Ct., Cinti, OH 45215 goods, Household furniture, boxes. 27 Brown Andriola Unit Providence Dr. 140 Fairfield, OH Household 45014 goods, furniture, boxes, tools, appliances, TV’s or stereo equipment. 1001706911 LEGAL NOTICE The Imagination CreaLLC Childcare, tion announces sponsor ship of the USDA funded Child and Adult Care Food Program. Meals are available to all enrolled participants without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disbe will and ability served at no separate charge 226.23(d). In accordance with Federal law and the U.S. Department of Agricul ture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, genorigin, national der, age, or disability. To file a complaint of write discrimination, USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 or call or 795-3272 (800) (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. The following sites will be participating: Creation Imagination 72 LLC, Childcare, East Crescentville Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246 (513) 6712500. 1707425

Kemper Road, Sycamore Township; 489-7021.

Church of the Saviour United Methodist

Summer children’s camps are 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Register online at www.cos-umc.org. Register for vacation Bible school at www.cosumc.org. Morning VBS is 9:30 a.m. to noon, June 2529, and evening VBS is 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6-10. The annual craft show is recruiting vendors to buy space at the show, which will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 10. Register at www.cos-u.c.org/ craftshow.htm. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242; 791-3142; www.cos-umc.org.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

New summer worship service hours begin Sunday, June 10. Spoken Holy Eucharist is 8 a.m. and Eucharist with music is 10 a.m. Save the dates for Vacation Bible School: Thursday, July 19 through July 22. The theme is “SKY: Where kids discover that

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everything is possible with God. The St. Barnabas Youth Choir practices following Holy Communion at the 9:30 a.m. service and ends promptly at 11:15 a.m. All young people are welcome. The St. Barnabas Band practices from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Youthful singers and instrumentalists are needed. The next meeting of the St. Barnabas Book Club is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, in the library. The group will discuss the novel “My Father’s Paradise” by Ariel Sibar. The Older People with Active Lifestyles would like to Ride the Ducks in Newport, Ky. Wednesday, July 18. Space is limited. Call the church for details. The annual St. Barnabas Canoe Outing will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30. Call the church for details and to reserve a spot. An intercessory healing prayer service is conducted at 7 p.m. the first Minday of each month. A men’s breakfast group meets at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning sat Steak N Shake in Montgomery. Ladies Bible study meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday mornings at the church. Friends in Fellowship meets at 6:15 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month for a potluck dinner at the

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church. The Bereavement Support Group for widows and widowers meets from 10-11 a.m., the second and fourth Saturdays. The church is at 10345 Montgomery Road, Montgomery; 984-8401; www.st-barnabas.org.

Sharonville United Methodist Church

There is a traditional service at 8:15 a.m. At 11 a.m. there is a service of a blend of contemporary and traditional styles of worship. Summer Jam for Adults begins during the 9:30 a.m. hour through Aug. 12. This will be a time for learning, singing, fellowship and fun. The annual Vacation Bible School is the week of June 17. The theme is “Sky–Everything is Possible with God.” Sunday, June 10, the 2012 high school graduates will be honored during services. Part of the June service projects for the youth group will be a cookout at Tender Mercies in Overthe-Rhine on Wednesday, June 13.

During the summer months, there will be a volunteer choir at both services. Everyone is welcome. Canines for Christ continues to have training sessions for dogs at 10 a.m. on Saturday mornings. All dog owners are welcome. It is a wonderful experience to see what a comfort their visits are to nursing homes, hospitals and hospices. A bereavement group meets for lunch on the first Thursday of the month. Serendipity Seniors meet for lunch on the fourth Thursday of the month. Visitors and guests are welcome at all services and events. The church is at 1751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117; www.sharonville-umc.org.

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday worship and junior worship services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Adult and Youth Bible studies each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Women’s Study Group

at 6:30 p.m. every second Wednesday of the month. Includes light refreshments and special ladies study. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891.

Sycamore Presbyterian Church

Join us in worship at 8:45 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for age 3 to grade 12 meets at 10:45 a.m. Childcare is available in the nursery during the 9:45 and 10:45 services for infants through age 2. Weekly adult study opportunities are also offered. Details on these and other programs can be found on the church website calendar or by calling the church office. Vacation Bible School: “Operation Overboard” will be June 18-22. Space is still available for firstthrough sixth-grades. Register online (Children’s Ministries link) or by calling the church office. The church is at 11800 Mason-Montgomery Road, Symmes Township; 6830254; www.sycamorechurch.org.

‘Feet on the Streets’ in Barn Lights! camera! action! ..will be happening with “Feet on the Streets” Theater at the Centennial Barn at 110 Compton Road, Wyoming. Anyone over 18 who would like to be involved in theater with Christianbased themes is invited to join the group at 7 p.m.

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Monday, June 11, or at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 24. Amateur and experienced actors welcome along with those interested in scene display, hair and make-up, and script writing. Theater directors are welcome also. “Feet on the Streets” is an upcoming all volunteer

community theater sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. For more information and updates, visit http:// sfp-vocations.org/ Theater_and_Vocation_ Programs.html or email theater@feetonthestreets. org.


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SVDP fan, AC drive under way The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is asking all Greater Cincinnati residents to donate a new fan, new window air conditioner or provide a monetary donation now through Aug. 11 to help local families in need have proper cooling and ventilation this summer. St. Vincent de Paul in cooperation with WCPO-TV Channel 9, Coney Island, Huntington Bank, Stor-All and Tedia Co., hopes to collect 700 fans and 400 air conditioners this year to distribute to the elderly, sick and families with very young children who live in homes without air conditioning. There are three ways you can help: » Make a financial gift at any Greater Cincinnati Huntington Bank now through Aug. 11 - $100 will provide an air conditioner for a family, or $15 will buy one fan. » Make a financial gift by visiting www.SVDPcincinnati.org or at 513-421-HOPE. » Donate a new fan or air conditioner at any St.

Vincent de Paul Outreach Center or Thrift Store, Tedia Co., Stor All Self Storage locations or after June 15 at Coney Island. Visit www.SVDPcincinnati.org and click on the fan drive banner for a list of all locations. Only on Friday, June 15, Coney Island will offer a free pool and ride pass valued at $21.95 in exchange for the donation of a new fan or air conditioner brought to the Sunlite Pool admission gate, or for a minimum cash donation of $15. Monetary donations will be accepted at Coney Island on June 15 only. Anyone donating a new fan at Coney Island between June 15 and Aug. 11 will receive a free all-day rides wristband, valued at $11.95. For more information about the SVDP Fan and Air Conditioner Drive, or other ways to donate, contact St. Vincent de Paul at (513) 562-8841, ext. 220, or visit www.SVDPcincinnati.org.

BUSINESS NOTES New VP

First Financial Bank welcomes Matt Michael of Wyoming as a vice president and commercial relationship manager. Michael joins First Financial’s Kettering office at 4391 Far Hills Ave. He will serve business clients throughout Greater Dayton. “Matt has more than 19 years of experience in the banking industry and has been extremely successful throughout his career,” said Roger Furrer, First Financial’s Greater Dayton regional president. “We’re confident he will meet and exceed our business clients’ expectations and help them reach their financial

goals.” Michael is a graduate of Bowling Green State University. Outside of First Financial, he volunteers as a small business mentor and coaches youth baseball and basketball.

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Arrests/citations Michelle Haussler, 32, 115 Pike St., theft at 115 Pike Street, May 8. Sharon Gil, 62, 640 Maple Drive, falsification at 9730 Reading Road, May 7. Katia Daniel, 32, 824 Clough Pike, theft at 2801 Cunningham, May 3. Karen Cunningham, 54, 115 3 Van Buren Ave., theft at 2801 Cunningham, May 8.

Incidents/investigations Burglary Residence entered and golf clubs of unknown value removed at 9603 Otterbein, May 6. Residence entered and golf clubs of unknown value removed at 3249 Cooper, May 4. Residence entered and Xbox valued at $200 removed at 10598 Sharondale, May 7. Forgery Reported at 10485 Reading Road, May 2. Misuse of credit card Reported at 2801 Cunningham, May 5. Robbery Victim threatened and unknown amount of currency removed at 2552 Cunningham, May 5. Theft $16 in gas pumped and not paid for at 1545 GlendaleMilford Road, May 6. Reported at 10485 Reading Road, May 4. Oil valued at $128 removed at 2801 Cunningham, May 4.

GLENDALE Arrests/citations Robel Meimen, 32, 4187 Boudinot Avenue, operating a motor without a valid license, May 19.

The Community Press publishes the names of all adults charged with offenses. This information is a matter of public record and does not imply guilt or innocence. To contact your local police department: » Evendale, Chief Niel Korte, 563-2249. » Glendale, Chief Dave Warman, 771-7645 or 771-7882. » Sharonville, Chief Mike Schappa, 563-1147. » Springdale, Chief Mike Mathis, 346-5790. » Wyoming, Chief Gary J. Baldauf, 821-0141. Robert Downs, 306 Sheehan Ave., operating a motor vehicle while under suspension, May 23.

Ipod valued at $240 removed at 2710 E. Kemper Road, May 14.

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SHARONVILLE Arrests/citations Jazmin Olvera, no age given, possession of drugs at I75, May 19. Daid Bloom, 38, 3405 Lehman, burglary, complicity at 10118 Breezy, May 17. Johnathan Waits, 35, 25 South, burglary at 10118 Breezy Lane, May 17. Juvenile, 14, theft at 12164 Lebanon Road, May 14.

Incidents/investigations Burglary Tools valued at $220 removed at 500 Concord Lane, May 17. Criminal damaging, assault Reported at 2000E. Kemper Road, May 13. Domestic violence Reported at 3336 Fortney, May 15. Theft TV, game system, DVD player valued at $1,500 removed at 11414 Lebanon Road, May 15. $400 in currency removed at 106040 Sharondale, May 14. $175 removed at 12164 Lebanon Road, May 14. $271 removed at 11149 Dowlin Drive, May 8.

Sarah Gresham, 31, 1952 Cordova, theft, possession of criminal tools at 11700 Princeton, May 21. Juvenile, 16, theft at 900 Kemper, May 23. Kristina Weuebben, 25, 2860 Losantiville Road, drug abuse at I275, May 24. Christopher Lawson, 30, 27 Providence, robbery, May 17. Roderick Blackwell, 19, 8913 Daly Road, theft, May 19. Steven Schiele, 25, 11666 Greenhaven Court, theft at 300 Kemper Road, May 15. Marina Adams, 24, 1144 Charleston, theft at 11700 Princeton, May 16. Mareesa Adams, 31, 1144 Charleston, theft at 11700

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Assault Victim struck at 110 Boggs Lane, May 17. Criminal damaging Door damaged at 1234 Chesterdale, May 16. Criminal mischief Reported at 12064 Springfield Pike, May 14. Forgery Reported at 12105 Lawnview Ave., May 17. Menacing Victim threatened at 400 Glensprings, May 17. Victim threatened at Kemper and Chesterdale, May 16. Victim threatened at Chesterdale and Chesterwood, May 12. Theft $400 taken through deceptive means at 11745 Princeton Pike, May 14. GPS valued at $200 removed at 94 Kemper Road, May 14. GPS valued at $100 removed from vehicle at 11725 Commons, May 13.

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Firefighters kick off season of child drowning prevention This time of year means vacations and many families take their first dip in the backyard, neighborhood or community swimming pool. Many vacations or stay-cations revolve around water whether it is at the community pool, clubs, local beaches or even water-parks. Firefighters/paramedics of the Northeast Fire Collaborative (consisting of the fire departments of Blue Ash, LovelandSymmes, Mason, Sharonville and Sycamore Township) urge you to take a few moments to insure that their services are never required for drownings – especially child drownings. Did you know: » Six people drown in pools nationally every day. » Drowning is the fourth leading cause of accidental death in the United States, claiming 4,000 lives annually. Approximately one-third are children under the age of 14. » Drowning is the second-leading cause of death to children ages 1-4 in the United States. » How fast can a child drown? In the time that it takes to answer a phone, send a text or simply not pay attention-for a moment. » A child is 14 times more likely to drown than be involved in a vehicular accident.

» The highest drowning rates are for children under 5 and teens between the ages of 15-24. » Ohio youth’s drowning risk increases substantially (119 percent) during summer months. On average, 34 Ohio children and youth aged 1 to 19 drown each year. » Drowning deaths among Ohio youth increases 119 percent in the summer months (May-August) over the average annual monthly rate. » Three out of four (73 percent) drowning deaths among Ohio youth occur in the summer months. » In many cases, drowning is a silent event, without splashing or a call for help. » In most areas of the country, the majority of child drownings occur in backyard pools, spas and hot tubs

Prevention tips

» Learn life-saving skills. Everyone should know the basics of swimming (floating, moving through the water) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation . » Fence it off. Install a four–sided isolation fence, with self–closing and self–latching gates, around backyard swimming pools. This can help keep children away from the area when they aren’t supposed to be

swimming. » Make life jackets a "must." Make sure kids wear life jackets in and around natural bodies of water, such as lakes or the ocean, even if they know how to swim. » Be on the look out. When kids are in or near water (including bathtubs), closely supervise them at all times. Adults watching kids in or near water should avoid distracting activities like playing cards, reading books, talking on the phone, texting, using headphones and using alcohol or drugs. » While swimming lessons are critical to a child (or any persons survival), constant reliable supervision and reliable barriers can contribute the prevention of drowning.

Additional recommendations

» Neither adults nor children should swim alone, regardless of the age or ability of the swimmer. » Talk with teenagers about “risky behavior,” including diving or swimming in unfamiliar water, and the dangers of alcohol or drug use when engaging in recreational water sports or swimming. » Remove toys from in and around the pool when not in use. Don’t use floating chlorine dispensers that look like toys.

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