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Volume 26 Number 2 © 2009 The Community Press ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

By Kelly McBride Reddy

Fr. Lou, Rita move


We have again moved some of your favorite features to allow room for our high school sports fall previews. This week, you can find Father Lou Guntzelman’s column on page A6. Rita Heikenfeld’s cooking column is on page A7. The calendar is on B3. All will be back in their usual spot next week.

Vineyard Ridge, pictured, and Renoir Place will be widened by the village of Evendale. Work is expected to start around Labor Day and should be finished by the middle of November.

Evendale streets to get wider

Safe at home

He’s back safe, and his family is delighted! Sgt. Michael L. Murray is home in Springdale to stay after three tours in Iraq. Coming from a military family including his parents and uncles who served in World War II, Michael joined the Army in 1996. He was first stationed in Wainwright, Alaska, for three years and loved it. SEE STORY, A2

By Amanda Hopkins

More construction will be coming to the Park Hills subdivision in Evendale next month. Evendale Village Council approved the appropriation of $27,900 from the general fund and $250,000 from the capital improvement fund to widen both Renoir Place and Vineyard Ridge. Public works director Jim Bothe said that both streets will be widened by three feet. He said the cul-de-sac on both streets will not be widened, but there will be a straighter path into the circles. Bothe said the project is expected to start right after Labor Day and that it should be finished up by the middle of November. Curbs were recently replaced on some of the Park Hills streets, including Falling Waters Lane. Mayor Don Apking said that with the start of this project, the road construction planned for Monets Lane will wait until 2010. He said waiting until next year would keep the road project budget consistent with the past few years. Bothe said letters would be sent out in the next week to residents notifying them of all of the changes being made.

Why the smiles?

Apparently kids do like to go back to school. That was the case at Evendale Elementary last week as Princeton City Schools opened for the 2009-2010 school year. SEE PHOTOS, A5

Collection time

In the next few days your Community Press carrier will be stopping by to collect $2.50 for delivery of this month’s TriCounty Press. Heidotting Your carrier retains half of this amount along with any tip you give to reward good service. This month we’re featuring Jared Heidotting. He will be in eighth-grade at Wyoming Middle School. He plays soccer and football and runs track. He is in the Latin Club. For information about our carrier program, call Steve Barraco, 248-7110.

In June, The Community Press presented readers with a ballot of 100 categories so they could choose their favorites ranging from American vehicle to produce to women’s clothing. And readers responded, filling out newspaper and online ballots with their choices. You can find the complete list of Readers’ Choice favorites in today’s special section. We’ve talked with some of our readers’ top choices about how they keep their customers coming back. In Glendale, The Running Spot keeps pace with customers. “It’s mainly the service,” said Matt Frondorf, who works at the store on Sharon Road. “They could get these shoes somewhere else, but they choose to get good service, and the whole shebang.” Most employees there are runners, he said. “They come for our expertise.” Service is the motto at Sharonville Car Wash, as well. “It’s our attention to detail,” said manager Jeff Stewart, whose family built the car wash on Ohio 42 two decades ago. KELLY MCBRIDE REDDY/STAFF He said the company has had Customers don’t have to be runners to buy shoes from Matt Frondorf , left, and Chuck Day. They little employee turnover, with vet- sell walking shoes and other items at Bob Roncker's Running Spot, as well. eran workers of many years. “I try to treat them well,” About the businesses Stewart said, “and expect Bob Roncker’s Running Spot the same of them.” 267 E. Sharon Road, Glendale; Sharonville resident Tom 772-7999 Keating was judged top Hours of operation: attorney by readers. Monday-Friday – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The city’s law director, Saturday – 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. who has a legal practice in Sunday – Noon to 4 p.m. Kenwood, cited two goals. Sharonville Car Wash “I always try to make 11727 Lebanon Road (Ohio 42), Sharonville; 769-4219 legal situations understandHours of operation: able to clients, so they can Monday-Friday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. make intelligent decisions,” Saturday – 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. said the co-founder of KeatSunday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ing, Ritchie and Swick. Tom Keating “I also try to treat everyKeating, Ritchie and Swick one with respect,” he said. 8050 Hosbrook, Suite 200, KELLY MCBRIDE REDDY/STAFF “From clients to the oppoKenwood nent, from the jury to the Jeff Stewart’s family owns and operates Sharonville Car 891-1530 Wash, where he says the attention is on detail. judge.”

Glendale considers curbside recycling By Kelly McBride Reddy

Glendale officials are asking residents to participate in a survey to gauge interest in curbside recycling. Currently, village residents who want to recycle must take their newspapers, cans and other items to a facility on Sharon Road. As a result, only 8 percent of Glendale residents recycle. Mayor Joseph Hubbard has called a subcommittee to examine

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the cost and interest in bringing recycling curbside. Of the village’s 1,050 households, 600 participate in an online program that sent a survey to their home computers. The recycling subcommittee, led by resident Bob Kooris and Councilwoman Jenny Kilgore, also met with Rumpke representatives and researched other communities that have incorporated a recycling program. The recycling subcommittee will tally the results and report to



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Three tours is enough for Springdale man

He’s back safe, and his family is delighted! S g t . Michael L. Murray is home in Springdale to stay after three tours in Iraq. C o m i n g Evelyn from a miliPerkins tary family i n c l u d i n g Community his parents Press and uncles columnist who served in WWII, Michael joined the Army in 1996. He was first stationed in Wainwright, Alaska, for three years and loved it. “The ice fishing, nature, land untouched by man and the view from a helicopter of snow glistening on trees and mountains were all fantastic.” Fort Polk in Louisiana was very different. “You could actually hear the mosquitoes coming through the woods,” he said. In spite of this, he found it a great experience. He

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Sgt. Michael Murray at home in Springdale. At 6-feet, 4-inched, he maintains his Army physique and is almost as tall as the china cabinet that holds statuary his mother collected when she was in the military. learned a lot, and the Mardi Gras wasn’t bad either. Michael was in Baumholder, Germany, on 9/11. He spent two or three months getting ready to deploy, first to Kuwait and then to Iraq with the First Armored Division. He and his fellow soldiers were in constant danger. A small contingent providing security, they were on alert at all times. “It was too dangerous to

allow friendships with the Iraqis,” he said. His first tour of duty lasted 14 months, the second 15 months and the third 13 months. Having already been bombed, each time he deployed he felt he was getting closer to being hit. Michael wrote a wonderful poem expressing constant worry for the safety of his fellow soldiers, and not being able to count on tomorrow. Of great impor-


Vikki Rettig Johnston, Dianne Rettig and Debbie Rettig Clark beneath the paintings, hanging in Debbie’s house, of their beautiful childhood home on Compton Road in Wyoming. Brother Court was unable to attend the interview, but was there in spirit. tance was how his family was affected. “I didn’t want to keep my family in turmoil with worry, so three tours were enough,” he said. In spite of everything, Michael feels the military made him a stronger, better person, able to find his purpose. Back home in Springdale for the past year and a half, Michael is now addressing his lifelong

desire to help others. From childhood he has had a protective, empathetic nature. “I see people struggling and want to do what I can for the community.” To that end, Michael is studying criminal justice. He’s been on the president’s list, earning all “A’s”, and is taking his time, looking at various opportunities before he chooses on his ultimate path.

Mark you calendars for Sept. 19. The annual Ole School Reunion will be back at Washington Park in Glendale, from noon until the last person leaves. If it rains (and it won’t), everyone will gather at the Glendale Town Hall. As usual, meat, fish, pop, water and condiments are provided for just $10 or $20 for a family of four from the same house. Just bring your favorite dish or dessert to round out the fare. Remit by Sept. 11 to Ole School Reunion Picnic, 1125 Church Ave., Glendale, 45246. Need more information? Call Carlos at 771-7976, Camilla at 3518795 or Lil at 742-1388. 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.

Ford, UAW tee off with golf scramble for March of Dimes By Kelly McBride Reddy


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Union workers at the Ford Transmission plant in Sharonville are planning a golf scramble to benefit the March of Dimes. Darrell Gildea, chairman of the March of Dimes committee for UAQ Local 863 at the plant, is organizing the event, which will take place at Heatherwoode Golf Club Aug. 30. “Every year, for the past 20 years, we do the March of Dimes campaign at the plant,” Gildea said. Three years ago, Ford joined the UAW to support the campaign. Typically, the fund raising takes place from January through April, and includes events such as split the pot raffles and candy bar sales. In 2008, UAW 863 raised $10,500. This year, the union has collected $18,865. “This year was one of our best years ever,” Gildea said – and it’s not over. He said that a minimum of 120 golfers and hole sponsors will raise at least $7,500, to be donated to


Ray Hatfield, the UAW long-drive campion, will be participating in the golf scramble. the March of Dimes. The lure of the fairway led to the decision to hold a golf event. “A lot of people at the plant play golf,” Gildea said. “So we said, ‘why don’t we do a golf scramble?’” Steve Hines, a UAW member and machine repairman at the Sharonville plant, is also a 15-year veteran of golf. “I’m an avid golfer and think the March of Dimes ias a great charity to support,” he said. “I hope it’s well-received and we fill it up the first

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time,” Hines said. “I hope we have one every year from now on.”

Tee off

The event takes place at Heatherwoode Golf Club beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30. Hole sponsors are $250, and include exclusive sponsorship of one hole, a sign with the sponsor’s company name at the tee box, recognition in the UAW publication “Transmitter,” at the Ford plant and at the golf scramble. Door prize donations will include recognition in the golfers’ goodie bags as well as in the “Transmitter.” Those who are interested in sponsoring can contact: Darrell Gildea, chairman March of Dimes UAW Local 863/Ford Sharonville Plant 10708 Reading Road Evendale, Ohio 45241 782-7338 Phyllis Blust, president UAW Local 863 10708 Reading Road Evendale, Ohio 45241 563-1252


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Princeton helps freshmen move up By Kelly McBride Reddy

As incoming freshmen cross the Chester Road bridge from Princeton Middle School to Princeton High School, the district is building a bridge to help them acclimate to their new environment. Nearly half of the district’s ninth-graders got up early for a week and waited at their former elementary schools for buses to take them to the high school at 8


a.m., ready for a new experience. Princeton’s six principals and 10 teachers participated in the Aug 6-Aug. 10 program that started each day in Matthews Auditorium with a talk about the daily expectations. “Our structure and expectations are different from the middle school,” said Eric Martin, Princeton’s ninth-grade principal. “In doing this, we realize that relationships are extremely important,” Mar-

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tin said. “We’re putting kids in a non-high stake environment. “They can meet the teachers now, because meeting the teachers on day one is high stakes.” Another benefit, Martin said, was letting the students become more familiar with the larger building. “We expect them to be on time,” he said. “There are only five minutes between bells for them to find their class.” They have to find their class amid a sea of 1,600 students who attend Princeton. Teachers also discussed the importance of the agenda book, which contains the school’s code of conduct and expectations. “We want to make sure we’re clear about our expectations on behavior,” Martin said. After the morning introduction, students headed to class. “The actual activities are entrenched in literacy, science and math, but we

wanted to have fun,” Martin said, “and show that learning is fun.” Ninth-grade teacher Mike Bruening wrapped his science lesson in a bungee cord experiment. It included action figures and Barbie dolls. Students measured a particular height, then tied together several rubber bands. On the end of one group’s line was a Barbie doll, tied at the ankles. Barbie was dropped from the height of a locker, and students marked where she fell before the rubber band pulled her up again. Then, another rubber band was tied to the line and the experiment was repeated. “We’re studying gravity, and using a graphing model to make a prediction,” Bruening said of the science lesson. “Then we find an equation for lines, to bring in math,” he said. “This gets the kids used to school,” Bruening said.


Princeton freshman Taylor Wright, standing left, holds a ruler against the wall as Jasmine Doggett drops a bungee of rubberbands holding a Barbie doll, and Jasean Short marks where the doll dropped before bouncing upward. Students Rachel Lemen, far right, and Damara Walker participated in the discussion of the science experiment. The incoming freshmen attended school the mornings of Aug. 3-7 to help them acclimate to high school before classes begin later in the month. “They will somewhat know their way around the building and know the teachers. “They’ll feel more comfortable.” Jasmine Doggett, Damara Walker and Rachel Lemen said it was worth getting up early and spending their

mornings at school. “I’m not as nervous as I would’ve been on the first day of school,” Walker said. “It’s good to get to see the building,” Lemen added. “It’s a fun experience to get a good start in high school,” Doggett said.

Korte named new Evendale police chief


By Amanda Hopkins

On Wednesday, Aug.19 Evendale police officer Sgt. Niel Korte was sworn in as the new police chief for the Evendale Police Department. His appointment to the position comes as current Chief Gary Foust retires Aug. 28. “I look forward to continuing the great standard and

tradition of service to the organization and the community that Chief Foust has started,” Korte said. Many family, friends, fellow officers and village officials gathered for the short ceremony. Korte said that his family has been his main source of support as he pursued the position of chief. “They worked hard along with me,” Korte said. Foust, who passed down the symbolic eagle pins to

his predecessor, said he was confident in council’s choice because of Korte’s vision for the police department. “His vision ... is to look forward and to providing exemplary service to this community,” Foust said. Korte started his law enforcement career working for the Indianapolis Police Department in 1987 and has been with the Evendale Police Department since 1992.

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Evendale Elementary students, from left, Lauren Hettinger, Bailey Ramsey, Julia Ramsey and Paige Hettinger pose in front of the bulletin board in the primary hallway during the first day of school Aug. 17.

Princeton High School will replace this sign at Chester and Sharon roads.


Banner day at Princeton High School By Kelly McBride Reddy

Princeton Pride is flying high at the high school, where the district has affixed a 31-foot banner to the school and another to the foot bridge crossing Chester Road. The banner declares the high school to be “Excellent,” a rating earned for the first time since the No Child Left Behind guidelines were enacted in 2002. At the other end of the campus is a sign that reads nothing. That’s because it’s been deemed unsafe.

The school board at its Monday, Aug. 10, meeting unanimously authorized the district to solicit bids to replace the sign at the northeast corner of high school, at corner of Chester and Sharon roads. According to the motion, the construction budget for a new sign is presumed to be approximately $50,000, with estimated architecture fees to be $9,940. The board is looking at a digital sign with computer access. “The sign we have now has deteriorated to the point that it can’t be used,” Superintendent

Gary Pack said. “There is a lot we can put on it,” he said of a new sign. “There are thousands of cars that pass by each day. It’s a great community tool.” Board Member Sandy Leach suggested the district rent a temporary sign for the interim because it could take until October to erect a new sign at the corner. "It’s so important to keep our parents and community folks aware of the many things going on at the high school,” Pack said, “and this is a terrific way to do that.”

A group of second-graders at Evendale Elementary take some time out from putting their supplies away for a quick photo during the first day of school Aug. 17. The students are, from left: Tanner Bradford, Tori Reedy, Nate Rogers, Hunter Carlson, Dylan Maloney, Ben Rupard, Tiffany Chen and T.J. Smith.

First day of school The first day of school for the students at Evendale Elementary was Monday, Aug. 17. ALL PHOTOS PROVIDED

“Go For Your Goals” is the caption on the bulletin board in the intermediate hallway of Evendale Elementary School. Seen here during the first day of school, Aug. 17, in front of the board are students Bryce Kessler, left, and Anthony Caracci.

Evendale Elementary third graders Aaron Maloney, left, and Grady Duermit are excited and ready to start a new school year of learning.

Evendale Elementary fourth-graders, from left: Justin McDaniel, Bryce Kessler, Anthony Caracci and Ryan Rupard smile for the camera during the first day of school Aug. 17.

Workers affix a banner to Princeton High School, declaring it “Excellent.”


SCHOOL NOTES MND hosts workshop

Mount Notre Dame will host nationally renowned speaker Amilya Antonetti Saturday, Sept. 19, at Xavier University’s Schiff Family Conference Center as she presents her “Broken Cookie Workshop.”

The “Broken Cookie Workshop,” part of a lifestyle series of books by Antonetti, is a customized, two-hour workshop for women that addresses many of the major topics facing them today. The event is open to women of all ages. Cost for the workshop, networking opportunities and a continental breakfast is $30 for

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August 26, 2009

Where do our crises come from?

Everyone lives a drama. We try to be playwright and write the script to our lives. But it never works out that way. There are twists and turns both good and bad, unexpected surprises, disappointments and losses and challenging situations. And there are crises sprinkled throughout. Some of them can rock us to our toes. Where do our crises come from? I don’t accept the idea that God causes suffering and crises. In this imperfect world, they come along like hurricanes, lightening strikes causing forest fires, and volcanic eruptions. I agree with the analysis of various crises expressed by author Sue Monk Kidd. She says that the crises of life come mainly from three sources: developmental transitions, intrusive events, and internal uprisings.

Developmental transitions occur naturally in everyone’s life. We move from stage to stage though after awhile we hate the changFather Lou ing. Guntzelman Think of Perspectives some of our changing stages: birth, beginning school, puberty, moving away from home, risking and forming relationships, choosing a career, entering the work force, and of course, marriage. Add to these raising children, dealing with midlife, the empty nest, retiring, losing a loved person, etc. Each occurrence usually brings varying degrees of crisis. They cause turmoil and rattle our illusion of control. There is a

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tug toward growth but a stronger tug to stay where we are. Intrusive events are a second source of life crises. Too many to number, they include accidents, serious illness, a loved person’s death, natural catastrophes, a miscarriage, a terminated relationship, losing our job, a wayward child, dashed dreams, etc. Though harsh on us, crises are also doorways. How we handle them changes us into bitter or better persons. The greatest factor affecting our lives for good or ill is the attitude we take in the face of things we cannot change. Internal uprisings are the third source of personal crises. Their coming is usually subtle and unspecified. We may begin to notice a vague sense of restlessness, emptiness, or a tinge of depression that hangs on. There may be spiritual doubts,

insomnia, blossoming addictions, heightened anxiety, etc. We try to explain them by the terminology of today – stress, burnout, exhaustion. From where do these come? There is a life-force within us straining toward wholeness. What do we think pulls us through all the stages of growth and development in our lives? This life-force has its own ways of getting our attention when healthy development is stymied or stuck. Creating some sort of inner crises in us is its usual technique. Typically we only make significant changes when we hurt. Such crises are meant to nudge us toward some doorway we need to pass through. The trouble is, we never think of a crisis in this way. We just pour another drink, get busy, or use our cell phone. A crises is always considered as

something wrong, not something potentially helpful. Such thinking keeps us from looking for the new doorway. A crisis can be a holy summons to become more the person God made us to be. The best way to meet the crises of life is to admit them, name as specifically as we can the feelings we are experiencing, spend time in genuine reflection (seek competent help if necessary), and be painfully honest with ourselves. In short: feel, reflect, learn, and seek understanding which is the key. Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at columns@community or contact him directly at P.O. Box 428541, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please include a mailing address or fax number if you wish for him to respond.

Summerfair accepting 2010 poster designs One of Cincinnati’s most respected and oldest community-wide art competitions – the Summerfair poster design competition – is now accepting entries for the 2010 poster design. The winning designer will receive a $2,000 prize and a tremendous amount

of exposure as the poster is the marketing centerpiece for the fair. Deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. Entries may be dropped off at the following locations: • Fabulous Frames and Art, 1741 East Kemper Road, 45248, 772-1011;

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poster competition is an exciting opportunity for aspiring and professional artists alike,” said 2010 Summerfair Chair Jayne Utter. “We’re always excited to see the unique concepts and creative designs that local artists have to offer.” Qualifying artists must live within a 40-mile radius of Greater Cincinnati. Entries can be submitted in any medium (pastels, oils, gouache, full-color photos, prints, etc.). Three-dimensional, sculptural or basrelief designs must be submitted as an entry-size 2-D reproduction for judging. Computer-generated art is also an acceptable format as an entry. The design itself must include specific information about Summerfair 2010 (date, location, etc.) and convey Summerfair’s position as Cincinnati’s premier annual fine arts and crafts fair. It should also reflect the “feel” of the Summerfair event that includes a wide range of artistic mediums, musical performances, delicious foods and a hands-on youth arts area. The winner will be selected by a panel of practicing artists and designers from Greater Cincinnati in collaboration with Summerfair Cincinnati membership. For more information and for a downloadable application, visit or call the Summerfair Cincinnati office at 531-0050.

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Mastering the art of salmon grilling With all the hype about the movie “Julie & Julia,â€? anyone who has what we call a “Julia Childâ€? story is sharing it. So today I’m sharing mine. I was u n d e r deadline for this column and the subject Rita was cookHeikenfeld ing with wine. On a Rita’s kitchen whim, I called Julia and, of course, she was “outâ€? but the secretary said she’d give her the message. “OK,â€? I thought, “I’ll never hear.â€? About a half hour later t h e phone rang and my husb a n d , F r a n k , answered and said the call was for me. When I asked him who it was he simply said “some elderly lady.â€? Well, it wouldn’t have mattered if it were a young lady; I was under deadline and had no time to chitchat. When I picked up the phone and said hello, the voice that said hello back was ‌ Julia’s! I almost dropped the phone. She was so nice, answered every question, and then just asked about my family and me. We talked for a total of 30 minutes, 10 of which was professional and the rest was personal. And guess what? She even sent me a signed thank you note. So that’s my Julia story and that’s why she was so loved and that’s why my copy of her book “Mastering the Art of French Cookingâ€? is dog-eared with use.

Perfectly grilled salmon

The 70-30 rule applies to any seafood on the grill. Have the grill hot, lightly brush both sides of the fish with oil, and start grilling

skin side up with the grill closed as much as possible. (Or just put a disposable pan over the fish). Leave it alone until about 70 percent of the fish is done on the first side. You’ll know it by the looks and also if it will release easily. Child T h i s allows the fish to form a nice crust. Turn it and finish cooking. The rule seven to 10 minutes per inch of thickness works well, too. Here’s how I season mine: Brush four salmon fillets, about 6 ounces each, with skin (or not) on both sides with olive or other oil. Season both sides with salt and 1⠄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (this is enough for all four) and the juice of a lime (about 2 tablespoons). Grill as indicated above.

Easy zucchini pineapple peach jam

For several readers who wanted this recipe again. Go to taste on the sugar. I find 3 cups is plenty, but most folks like 4-5. A nonstick pan is best for this. Use your favorite flavor of Jell-O. 6 cups grated zucchini, skin left on 1 ⠄2 cup water 3-5 cups sugar 20 oz crushed pineapple in juice or syrup 6 oz favorite Jell-O: try peach, strawberry, apricot Boil zucchini in water for 5 minutes. Drain well and return to pan. Add sugar and pineapple. Boil 10 minutes, stirring frequently so it doesn’t stick. Remove from heat and stir in Jell-O. Cool, spoon into jars and refrigerate.

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From left: Gene Martine, former recreation director and Phi Lambda Pi supervisor, Patty Grist, current manager of adult services, and Ron Acuff, former assistant director, celebrate the teen organization Phi Lambda Pi’s 50th anniversary July 25.


Rita’s pan-grilled salmon with lemon verbena and dill. during this hot weather when they’re in sports, since a child’s body takes longer to adjust to heat and humidity. • Kids produce more body heat but don’t sweat as much as adults so in hot weather they are at increased risk for dehydration. • In the body, water works as a shock absorber protecting joints. • Cold water is absorbed best and kids will drink more if it’s cold. • Make a homemade power drink. Dilute a drink that contains 100 percent Vitamin C by using at least twice the water recommended on the package.

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Former and current members of the Phi Lambda Pi teen organization in Evendale celebrate the 50th anniversary.

Teen group celebrates 50 years

Evendale teen organization Phi Lambda Pi celebrated its 50th anniversary with a two-day celebration. Alumni of the group participated in a golf outing July 24 at Sharon Woods. The following day was filled with activities at the Evendale Recreational Center pool followed by a dinner reception later in the evening. Many alumni and current members attended including Jason Jackson from the class of 1990, who served as master of ceremonies Famous and is a broadcaster for the Miami Heat, and Evendale Councilmember Stiney Vonderhaar.

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Jason Jackson, left, Phi Lambda Pi Class of 1990, reunion master of ceremonies and current broadcaster for the Miami HEAT and Stiney Vonderhaar, current Evendale councilman and reunion committee member, celebrate the 50th anniversary of Evendale’s teen organization Phi Lambda Pi June 25.

Pickled peppers: Ideas

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Current Phi Lambda Pi members from left: Rachel Rust, Alicia Hirnikel and Bailey Dwyer celebrate the Evendale teen organization’s 50th anniversary July 25.


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Best defense against H1N1 virus: Be prepared As H1N1 flu continues to circulate both locally and nationally, Hamilton County Public Health is working to prepare for vaccine distribution as well as possible widespread illness this fall. Since 2001, public health agencies have been working hard to ensure we are prepared to handle emergency situations that might arise from natural disasters, terrorist attacks or disease pandemics. While governments and public health agencies are hard at work, there are things everyone can – and should – do to stay healthy. H1N1 virus seems to spread the same way seasonal flu spreads: Mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing by people with flu. Sometimes people may become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose. That’s why practicing proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette is critical: • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after

you cough or sneeze. If soap and water are not near by, use an alcoholbased hand cleaner. • Cover your nose and Tim Ingram mouth with a Community tissue when Press guest you cough or If a tiscolumnist sneeze. sue is not available, use the inside of your elbow to cover your cough or sneeze, not your hands. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way. • Try to avoid close contact with sick people. Try to stay six feet away from people who are coughing or sneezing. • If you are sick, you should stay home until you are feverfree, without the use of feverreducing medicine, for at least 24 hours. As we anticipate H1N1 and regular flu season, there are some

additional ways to protect yourself and help stop the spread of disease in our community.

Get informed

This is a rapidly changing situation. I encourage you to updated information by visiting and regularly.

Get vaccinated

Vaccines are the most powerful public health tool for control of flu and everyone should consider receiving the H1N1 vaccine, upon availability. People that are at high risk for illness and therefore are a priority to receive the H1N1 vaccine include: • Pregnant women • People who live with or care for children younger than 6 months of age • Health care and emergency services personnel • People between the ages of 6 months through 24 years of age • People ages 25 through 64

CH@TROOM Aug. 19 questions

Which high school football team will win more games this year – Moeller, Princeton, Roger Bacon or Wyoming? Why? “My vote goes to the Cowboys. This will be an exciting year for Wyoming as they have a great deal of talent among the sophomore, junior and senior classes. This talent provides real depth to the already good staring lineup. Many of the players are returning from last year’s varsity squad which finished the season 7-3. The Cowboys have a large senior class with lots of experience and leadership. The coaching staff is well qualified and committed to the players. Even with the jump from Division IV to Division III I think the Cowboys can look forward to a strong season with lots of success.” S.K. What do you expect from the Bengals this season? “Well I just finished watching ‘Hard Knocks’ on HBO which is featuring the Bengals. HBO did a great job, I really enjoyed it and was enthused about the upcoming season until they showed the segment in which Mike Brown was sharing his ideas with the coaches: ‘How about if we move the defensive end to tight end.’ “Mike is still micro-managing and that is not encouraging.” B.M. “I expect them to waste our time and money as usual.” R.S.H. “I expect the usual from these guys; absolutely nothing ... and I have never been disappointed!” J.G. “What do I expect ... or what do I hope?!! :-) “Expect: sadly, another losing season. “Hope: undefeated, Superbowl-bound.” J.K. “Time tells all and over the past few years the Bengals have proven that we should expect nothing from them this year.

Next question Princeton High School earned an “Excellent” rating from the state on its most recent report card. What are the reason’s for Princeton’s improvement? Do you think legalizing casino gambling will hurt charitable events and fundraisers such as Monte Carlo nights and church festivals? Every week The Tri-County Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to with Chatroom in the subject line. “Until the Brown family – who know little about professional football and much about hijacking the population of Hamilton County into paying for a beautiful new stadium designed for a real franchise – is gone forever, and until our ‘team’ is comprised of dedicated, hard-working players instead of criminals and self-serving egoists then we should expect nothing more than the same old Bungles.” “Oh how I long for the days of Ken Anderson, Cris Collinsworth, Mike Reid and Anthony Munoz – just to a name a few of the greats – when we were occasionally contenders and even came close to a Super Bowl victory. “But those days are gone and now I don’t know whether to be proud of or stunned by the people who continue to be ‘fans’ and follow this ailing franchise to the bottom of the heap. “Let the Bengals leave town the next time they threaten to do so – then we can concentrate on reviving the Reds into the world class team we all know they are. “We can spend our money on The Banks and try to catch up with our neighbors to the south in developing our riverfront into a destination spot for visitors and native alike. “Cincinnati needs a shot in the arm – let it start with a wave goodbye to the Bengals!” M.M. “Not much. Just like every year.” J.B.

years with chronic health disorders or weakened immune systems Don’t forget about the seasonal flu vaccine! There is a lot of discussion about H1N1 flu, but the usual seasonal flu viruses are still expected to cause illness this fall and winter. While it won’t protect you against H1N1 flu, the single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot each fall. By getting a flu shot, you ensure that you will stay healthy and that you will not spread the flu to those who are at high risk for serious flu complications, such as the elderly, young children and people with certain health conditions.


• Review proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette with your children now – don’t wait until they get sick. • Be prepared in case you get sick and need to stay home for a week or so; a supply of over-the-



• Discuss leniency for sick days to accommodate parents that may need to stay home with sick children. • Review business continuity plans and think about what your organization will do if there are many employees out sick.


• Encourage members to cover their coughs and sneezes appropriately. • Hang up informational posters or distribute educational flyers. Tim Ingram is the commissioner of Hamilton County Public Health.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 17,000 ‘signs’ of a successful summer

From June 1 to July 31, more than 17,000 preschoolers, kids, and teens in Hamilton County achieved Library Superstar status during “Creature Feature,” our 36th annual summer reading program! Along the way, these sensational summer readers encountered creatures of all kinds between the covers of books and in-person at the Library’s line-up of creepy crawly programs. Upon completing the final level, they earned the treasured book prize and proudly displayed their “A Library Superstar Lives Here” yard signs for all to see! This year the entire family – parents and grandparents, too – experienced the power of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s summer reading program together. By actually participating alongside the kids, they generated super powers of their own and became reading role models for the library superstars in their lives. Research suggests that seeing adults engaged in reading for

pleasure is one of the best ways to promote childhood literacy and help children grow into happy, productive, and literate adults. Congratulations to all of the library superstars and their reading role models! We wish you a wonderful school year, and we hope you’ll continue to harness the super powers available to you for free at your Public Library! Ginna Stanko Children’s Librarian Sharonville Branch Library

Fair a wonderful experience

Three generations of my family went to the Hamilton County Fair Aug. 13. It was wonderful. The extended hard work to improve the contents of the fair, the grounds, the rides, the security, the overall experience of attending were more than evident! I’ve gone to that fair since childhood hope it remains for another 154 years. The flower vegetable gardens are beautiful well thought out. The grandstand events were exciting family friendly. The food was out-of-this-world good!

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Army bowling

Princeton High School graduate Spencer Ware was recently selected to the 2010 US Army All-American Bowl. This football game is played in January during Bowl Week and is shown live on NBC. This is the first player from Princeton selected to the US Army All-America Bowl.

This week in tennis

• Mt. Notre Dame High School girls’ defeated Centerville, 5-0 in their first game of the season, Aug. 18. • Mt. Notre Dame girls defeated Ursuline, 3-2, Aug. 20. They are now 2-0. • Princeton High School girls defeated Talawanda, 3-2, Aug. 20, in Princeton’s first game of the season.

This week in golf

At the Sycamore Invitational for boys golf, St. Xavier High School finished fifth with 313 and La Salle finished 11th with 329. Medalists included St. Xavier’s Smith Brinker with a 4-under par 68 at the Blue Ash Golf Course.

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In the Wyoming High School football roster, Jacob Allsop should have been listed as a senior defensive back and Jaleel Allen should have been listed as a sophomore linebacker.

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Princeton, Wyoming tennis back By Mark Chalifoux

The high school girls’ tennis season recently kicked off and a number of area schools should have stronger teams in 2009. Princeton and Wyoming both return four starters and Mount Notre Dame should have one of the best teams in the city.



Wyoming High School freshman Ashley Berg is considered one of the promising new additions to the tennis team.

The Princeton High School tennis team should improve on its 2008 season that saw the Vikings finish fifth in the GMC. Princeton returns four starters, including 2008 No. 1 singles player Kara Henderson, Valeta Brown, Pressney Edwards and Jenna Kuseldt. The team also has three freshmen who will be rotating on the doubles teams. Head coach Brian Mullholand said it will be tough to break into the upper echelon of the conference. “Mason, Lakota East and West and Sycamore are all ROD APFELBECK/CONTRIBUTOR going to be very good and I hope we’re not far behind,” Wyoming High School senior Stefani he said. “We have a great Zorn is captain of the tennis team. group of girls who get along The team returns four well and really encourage starters in Olivia Hennessy, each other. They work Tess Thoresen, Stefani Zorn hard.” and Shannon Forsythe. The team has a trio of promising new players in Ashley Berg, Wyoming The Wyoming High Mattie Bourbon and MeredSchool tennis team went 5- ith Hennessy. “With the addition of the 2 in 2008 and finished third in the CHL, and head coach newcomers, we should be a Rodney Miller said he thinks lot stronger team than we the Cowboys will finish were last season,” Miller said. even higher in 2009.

live up to what happened last year would be hard, but it’s a new year and a new challenge,” head coach Lynn Nabors-McNally said. “What’s in the past is in the past; we’re trying to build our own future.” CHCA will look to returning players Kassie Faugno, Dominique Baxter, Holly Dahmus and Blaire Flory to lead that charge. Kelsey Elliott, Sarah Martin and Sarah Powell are talented new players for CHCA’s varsity tennis team. “We lost a lot of players but our girls are going to give 110 percent effort to get better every day and we’ll take it one match at a time,” Nabors-McNally said.

Mount Notre Dame


Mount Notre Dame’s Andrea Wolf has been a strong player for the Cougars since her freshman year.


The CHCA girls’ tennis team had a remarkable season in 2008. The Eagles were undefeated until falling in the state finals. CHCA returns three starters from that team but repeating that level of success could be challenging. “Losing only one match and beating every Division I team we played, for them to

The Mount Notre Dame tennis team should be one of the strongest in the city in 2009. The Cougars finished 190 in 2008 and won the GGCL championship for the first time in program history. With the amount of firepower MND returns in 2009, a repeat could be on the horizon. The team returns a plethora of talent, including one of the top players in the city in senior Andrea Wolf. Wolf was 9-3 in the GGCL and 16-3 overall during the regular season in 2008. The team also returns Kelly and Brooke Dennis, who went a combined 32-4 in 2008. Ashley Towle, Jackie Becker, Natalie Torbeck and Ashley Tepe are the other returning standouts for

MND. The team also has a pair of promising newcomers in Sandy Niehaus and Sydney Landers. “This season should be very exciting,” head coach Judy Dennis said. “The team broke a lot of records in 2008 and this group of girls is determined to break more in 2009.”

Ursuline Academy

Junior Komal Safdar’s trip to the Division I state championships in 2008 ended with a first-round loss to Mentor’s Kara Sherwood. But Sherwood would go on to finish as Ohio’s Division I champion after posting a 4-0 record while winning eight of nine sets at state. Despite falling to Sherwood by a score of 2-1 (06, 6-4, 6-2), Safdar was the only player to force a threeset match with Ohio’s eventual champion. “Obviously Komal has a lot of talent, so we will be ready for another October state run,” third-year head coach Joe Hartkemeyer said of his No. 1 singles’ player via e-mail. “It’s going to be a very exciting season for us.” Led by Safdar, Ursuline finished at 13-6 in 2008. Additional returning starters for Ursuline include Madison DeWitt, Jenny Robertson, Annie Sabo, Lauren Wenstrup and Maggie Egan. “I like how the team has a mix of experience, leadership, youth, energy, competitiveness, toughness and determination,” Hartkemeyer said.

Wyoming gunning for volleyball title By Mark Chalifoux

High school girls volleyball teams are back in the gym preparing for the start of the season later this month. Several local teams, including Wyoming, should be in the mix for league championships.


Sudy Graham and Kathryn Policastro, No. 24, try to make the block for Wyoming. The Indian Hill Braves played off against the Wyoming Cowboys during the girl’s volleyball Division II sectional finals game in 2008 and both teams will be strong in 2009.


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The Wyoming High School volleyball team finished 12-2 in the CHL in 2008 and finished second in the conference. The Cowboys have their sights on reaching the top spot in the conference in 2009. Wyoming has a number of talented players to rely on, including sophomore middle hitter Emily Fraik. Senior right side hitter Sudy Graham will be a key player along with sophomores Kathryn Policastro and Lillian Krekeler. Graham, Policastro and Krekeler are returning starters for Wyoming. Head coach Julie Plitt said the team has a number of promising young athletes and one of the toughest schedules the program has ever faced with the additions of Roger Bacon and McNick.

Mount Notre Dame

Joe Burke has been coaching at Mount Notre Dame for 10 years and takes over the varsity volleyball team this season, replacing former head coach


Ursuline High School volleyball players senior Jade Henderson, senior Dani Reinert, junior Kori Moster and senior Lauren Marlatt pose for a picture during practice. Ursuline will have one of the top teams in the city in 2009. Donna Mechley. The Cougars return some strong talent, including senior Marissa Otto, who was in the top 10 in the GGCL in kills in 2008. MND also returns seniors Kate Eckels and Lauran and Megan Rohlfs. The team has some promising new players in sophomore Kelsey Wolf and juniors Megan Kavanaugh and Kathleen Donnellon. “The team is looking to continue the tradition of success Mount Notre Dame has had in recent years and the 2009 Cougars will be a defensive oriented team that will use a very balanced offensive attack,” Burke said. “The team will be returning a very good balance of experienced seniors along

with some promising underclassmen.”

Ursuline Academy

Ursuline’s first loss of the 2008 season came in heartbreaking fashion as the Lions fell during the Division I State Championship finals to the 29-0 squad from Olmsted Falls, 3-1 (39-37, 1625, 25-21, 25-12). Ursuline finished at 28-1 as Ohio’s Division I runnerup while also posting a 100 conference record to win a Girls’ Greater Catholic League Scarlet Division title. But a quintet of starters return for head coach Jeni Case and the Lions aim to take advantage of the experience in the hopes of a

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return trip to the state finals. Case was named as the GGCL Scarlet Division Coach of the Year in 2008. Ursuline’s returning starters include Dani Reinert, Kori Moster, Jade Henderson, Christina Beer and Anna Prickel. Reinert racked up 904 assists last fall and was named to the first team of the All GGCL Scarlet Division squad last fall. She also had 34 aces to finish second in the division. Mount Notre Dame’s Kelly Morrissey was the next best GGCL Scarlet Division player in the assist category while finishing well behind Reinert at 616 assists. Henderson led the GGCL Scarlet Division with 306 kills in 2008. Moster led the division with 607 digs while finishing 80 digs ahead of Seton’s Danielle Beckenhaupt’s total of 527 digs. Prickel (236 digs) and Henderson (235 digs) were also defensive standouts in 2008. Princeton High School did not send information before press time.



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August 26, 2009

CHCA lands former pro, Olympian By Tony Meale

Mike Sylvester had options. In the late 1960s, Sylvester, then a junior at Moeller High School, was drafted by the Chicago Cubs. But he never pursued his pro career – at least, not in baseball. A standout on the hardwood, Sylvester was named Player of the Year in Cincinnati during his senior year in 1970. He played college ball at the University of Dayton – where he was named an All-American – and in 1974, he was drafted again, this time by the Detroit Pistons. He took his act overseas and played for five different teams during a 17-year professional career in Italy. “It was a big adjustment living in a foreign country, but it was fun,� said Sylvester, who became fluent in Italian. “I wasn’t a great player; I was a good player. I was a big fish in a small pond. When you’re a pro athlete over there, you’re a household name.� Sylvester, who had dual citizenship in Italy and the United States, also helped the Italian team to a silver medal at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, which was boycotted by several countries, including the United States. “Had the United States played that

year, I don’t know if we would have won a medal,� Sylvester said. Still, Sylvester, 57, vividly recalls receiving his silver medal. “I never felt more Italian in my life,� he joked. It was a remarkable career for Sylvester, who was inducted into the Moeller Hall of Fame, the UD Hall of Fame and was named to the Flyers’ All-Century team in the late 1990s. While in Italy, he even played with Mike D’Antoni, who is the current head coach for the New York Knicks. “He’s still a close friend,� Sylvester said. When Sylvester’s pro career ended in 1991, he became an assistant coach for the Dayton Wings, which played in the World Basketball League, and helped them to a title. He became the head coach in 1992, but the WBL folded later that season. Sylvester then coached in the International Basketball League in Winnipeg, and he has spent the last several years working at Victory Wholesale Group. Then Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy came calling. “I met (senior-to-be) Andrew Wallace, who was the point guard on the team last year,� said Sylvester, who majored in physical education and minored in business. “I worked with

him and helped him with his shot and started following the team. Then I saw the job became available, and I thought it’d be fun to coach a varsity program.� Sylvester got the job. Born in the Elder heartland, the current Loveland resident is eager to begin his tenure at CHCA. “My No. 1 goal is to make it a memorable senior year for our seniors,� he said. “You should enjoy playing sports. When you have fun, it translates into success. I want them to look back on their high school experience fondly.� Sylvester said his squad should be a fun team to watch. “Every high school coach has to adapt to the players he has,� he said. “Our nucleus has the ability to score, and we will run and be an up-tempo team. Playing up-tempo typically keeps guys happy; players get tired faster, we sub more often and guys get more playing time.� Sylvester, however, doesn’t want his decorated basketball career to be a distraction for the program; he wants the focus to remain on his team. “It’s time for me to give back and make this experience memorable for the kids,� he said. “It’s not about me. It’s about them.�


Keep away

Wyoming High School senior sweeper Reed Jaeger controls the ball against Hamilton during Wyoming’s 4-2 victory in their first scrimmage of the year Thursday Aug. 13. Jaeger later scored a goal to go along with two by junior Joe Panos and one by freshman Daniel Richtand.

Moeller QB picks Notre Dame By Mark Chalifoux

seven freshmen last year, so they will be deep this year. I’ll be going into a program that knows winning and will hopefully keep steamrolling and we’ll be talking about a national championship race soon.� Academics are another sticking point for Hendrix, who is one of the top students in his class. “That is one of their strong points,� he said. “That and the network of alumni is phenomenal. That’s a huge plus when you’re out of college and looking for a job; the network is so big.� Moeller head coach John Rodenberg said he fielded more than a few calls from colleges about Hendrix and he thinks Notre Dame is a

great fit for his quarterback. He said the team is excited anytime a player gets a scholarship to a big school. “Guys can see that with hard work you can be put in front of big schools when they are coming in, and being at Moeller is a great opportunity for that,� he said. “It gets the whole weight room fired up.� Hendrix is one of several Division I prospects on the Crusaders’ football team and Rodenberg said he loves to see any of his players go on to the next level. “I work these guys hard and it’s my responsibility to the player and parents to take care of them,� he said. “That means making sure they are staying on top of their academics and helping

them get better athletically. “I’m just as happy when a kid signs with Wittenberg or Mount St. Joe’s. Anytime a player gets an opportunity to fulfill a dream is awesome and having a chance to further your career and live your dream is what its about.� Hendrix said he’s most excited to finally be able to focus solely on the team and not on himself. “I’m putting 100 percent of what I have into working out with the team,� he said. “Other guys are tuning down their process too and we have a lot of dedicated guys. “I’m really excited for the start of the season. I think we have a really special class and a special team.�

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Classics Hammer FC soccer will conduct the fall edition of the Youth Development Academy from 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 16, 23, 40, Oct. 7 and 14, at Classics Hammer FC Training Facility on Kellogg Avenue in front of Four Season’s Marina. Registration begins 30 minutes prior to session start, and is available at Cost is $60. Make checks payable to Classics Hammer FC. Mail checks to Classics Hammer Fall YDA, 7314 Woodcroft Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45230. Each soccer player will be trained by professional staff through the use of a circuit curriculum, enabling players the chance to improve their technique with different coaches each session. The play portion of the session will allow each player to showcase their skills and practice what is learned that day.

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The Evendale boys’ tennis team celebrates winning both league and the Junior NETL Tournament, recently, for the first time since 1996, when current coach Tony Teufel played for the team. In front are Clayton Bennett, Anthony Caracci, Aaron Levy, Ben Sieder, Henry Kuechly and Dominic Caracci. In back are Ryan Frank, Sam Ficke, Abraham Williams, Sam Sieder,Coach Tony Teufel, Jacob Bent and Michael Roy. Not pictured are Jake and Vincent Mazzone, Kevin Russell and Harvey Cobbs.






Moeller High School quarterback Andrew Hendrix has committed to play college football at Notre Dame in 2010.

College football superpowers engaged in a heated recruiting battle to land Moeller High School quarterback Andrew Hendrix and a winner has finally emerged from the pack. Hendrix has committed to Notre Dame. “I’m very relieved,� Hendrix said, “Towards the end, a lot of schools put on a lot of pressure, recruiting sites call a lot when you get down to your final decision, but once you make it things cool down.� Hendrix took a visit to Notre Dame in mid-June and stayed overnight with

some of the players. He said that visit helped him finalize his decision. “That really put it over the top. They were guys I could relate to and were a lot like myself and my classmates at Moeller,� he said. “The camaraderie they have with each other and knowing I could see myself as a part of it really put it over the top.� Ohio State was another big-time program that heavily recruited Hendrix. Hendrix said he’s been a lifelong Buckeyes fan and not much of a Fighting Irish fan. That will change. “Now I’m definitely a fan,� he said. “I love the direction the program is going in. They started 11 freshmen two years ago and

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Cruisin’ The Loop, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Downtown Sharonville, Creek and Reading Roads, Social event for classic car owners. Entertainment by On The Air Entertainment and local bands. Sharonville Downtown Business Group sponsors cornhole and split-the-pot. Free. Presented by Downtown Sharonville Loop Merchants Association. 563-1144. Sharonville.


Creative Girlfriends Quilting, Stitches and Crafts, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road. $15 three days, $11 two days, $8 day. 775-971-9266; Sharonville.


Square Dance Workshop: Dance by Definition, 7 p.m. Wyoming Civic Center, 1 Worthington Ave. For experienced square dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 737-1057. Wyoming.


Springdale Farmers Market, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Springdale Town Center, 11596 Springfield Pike. Fresh produce, baked goods, herbs, meats and honey. Presented by City of Springdale. 346-5712. Springdale.


Taste of Blue Ash, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Music by Three Dog Night and Sonny Moorman Group. Blue Ash Towne Square. Cooper and Hunt roads, Various types of cuisine from local restaurants, entertainment and family fun area. Free. Presented by Blue Ash Recreation Department. Through Aug. 30. 7458500; Blue Ash.


How’s Your Well Water?, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, 772-7645. Springdale.


American Graffiti Band, 8 p.m. Burbank’s, 11167 Dowlin Drive. 771-1440. Sharonville.


Darrell Joyce, 8 p.m. $12. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 9849288; Montgomery.


Heritage Village Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Heritage Village Museum, $5, $3 ages 5-11. 563-9484; Sharonville. Gorman Heritage Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, $5, $3 ages 3-17 and seniors, free for members. 563-6663; Evendale. S A T U R D A Y, A U G . 2 9



Kitchen and Bath Design Seminar, 6:30 p.m. Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, 7770 E. Kemper Road. Project consultants and designers present. Includes light fare. Free. Registration required. Presented by Neal’s Design Remodel. 489-7700. Sharonville. F R I D A Y, A U G . 2 8


Pump Salon Model Search, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Pump Salon-Kenwood, Registration required. 841-1110; Kenwood.

Woodworking Demonstrations, 9:30 a.m. Bandsaw Set-up and Resawing. Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, 421 E. Kemper Road. Free. 671-7711; Springdale.


Pump Salon Model Search, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Pump Salon-Kenwood, Registration required. 841-1110; Kenwood.


Facebook Night, 10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Dos Amigos Tequila Restaurant, 11317 Chester Road. Hip-hop, house, mash-ups,top 40 and dancehall music. No athletic gear. Kal and Boudi perform Facebook Anthem.$5, free for women before 11 p.m. Presented by Casbah Entertainment. 917-653-9789. Sharonville.


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


Creative Girlfriends Quilting, Stitches and Crafts, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sharonville Convention Center, $15 three days, $11 two days, $8 day. 775-971-9266; Sharonville.


Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Gorman Heritage Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, 563-6663. Evendale. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 574-1849. Indian Hill.


Taste of Blue Ash, noon-11 p.m. Music by Kansas, 9 p.m. Blue Ash Towne Square. Free. 745-8500; Blue Ash.


Kitchen and Bath Design Seminar, 10:30 a.m. Neal’s Design Remodel Gallery, Free. Registration required. 489-7700. Sharonville.


The Medicine Men, 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Jim Dandy’s Family BBQ, 2343 E. Sharon Road. 771-4888. Sharonville.


Concerts on the Green, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Featuring Daughters and Sons, Dr. Dan Love and Not Your Dad’s Jazz. Harry Whiting Brown Scouthouse, 34 Village Square. Bring seating. Picnics welcome. Show moves inside for bad weather. Free. Presented by Harry Whiting Brown Community Center. 771-0333. Glendale. Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Pop/rock music by Systems Go of the United States Air Force Band of Flight. Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road. Bring seating. Free. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 521-7275; Sharonville.


American Graffiti Band, 8 p.m. Burbank’s, 771-1440. Sharonville. S U N D A Y, A U G . 3 0


Bar and Restaurant Employee Night, 9 p.m. Sluggers Rockin’ Sports Cafe, 9563797. Evendale.


Big Band Dance, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Blue Chip City Big Band. Maple Knoll Village, 11100 Springfield Pike. Auditorium. Includes snacks and soft drinks. Free dance lessons 1-2 p.m. $10. Presented by WMKV 89.3 FM. 7824399. Springdale.


Creative Girlfriends Quilting, Stitches and Crafts, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sharonville Convention Center, $15 three days, $11 two days, $8 day. 775-971-9266; Sharonville.


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


Gorman Heritage Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, 563-6663. Evendale. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Turner Farm, 574-1849. Indian Hill.


Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District is hosting the class “How’s Your Well Water?” from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, 29 Triangle Park Drive, Springdale. Pick up a sample bottle to test your well water. Between 4 and 9 p.m. Sept. 11, take your water sample to be tested at the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District’s booth at the Harvest Home Fair. Call 772-7645. M O N D A Y, A U G . 3 1


Contra Dance, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave. Wear softsoled shoes. No partner needed. Beginner’s workshop 7:30 p.m. $4, $1 ages 20 and under, free first time for newcomers. Presented by Cincinnati Contra Dancers. 859-2916197; Wyoming.



How’s Your Well Water?, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, 772-7645. Springdale.



Gorman Heritage Farm, noon-5 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, 563-6663. Evendale.


Village Squares, 8 p.m. St. Gabriel Consolidated School, 18 W. Sharon Ave. Plus level Western square and round dance club for experienced dancers. $5. Presented by Southwestern Ohio/Northern Kentucky Square Dancers Federation. 929-2427. Glendale.

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Taste of Blue Ash, noon-9 p.m. Music by The Commodores, 7 p.m. Blue Ash Towne Square. Free. 745-8500; Blue Ash.


Darrell Joyce, 8 p.m. $8, $4 bar and restaurant employees. Ages 18 and up. Go Bananas, Reservations required. 984-9288; Montgomery.


Sharon Woods Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.8 p.m. Sharon Woods, Free fishing, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Sharonville. Sharonville History Museum, noon-4 p.m. Sharonville History Museum, Creek Road and Main streets, Home to a variety of Sharonville memorabilia, and contains an extensive file collection about area residents, buildings and other places in and around Cincinnati. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Society of Historic Sharonville. 563-9756. Sharonville.

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


Sharon Woods Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.8 p.m. Sharon Woods, Free fishing, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Sharonville. T U E S D A Y, S E P T . 1


Oil Painting Instruction, 9 a.m.-noon Weekly through Oct. 6. Evendale Cultural Arts Center, Reading and Glendale-Milford roads, Learn to paint in oil. Beginner to intermediate levels. With Pat Haslit. $44. Registration required. 563-2247; Evendale.

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First Time Homebuyer Seminar, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, 161 Northland Blvd Suite D, Learn more about today’s market, purchasing your first home going from renter to owner, find out about low down payment programs that are available for qualified borrowers and learn more about the $8,000 tax credit. Free. Registration required. 771-2240; Springdale.


Free Ice Skating and Hockey Lesson, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Sports Plus, 10765 Reading Road. Skating lesson, free skate time and hockey. Ages 3 and up. Family friendly. Free. Registration required. 759-4259; Evendale. W E D N E S D A Y, S E P T . 2


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

Mobile Second District Office Hours, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Sharonville City Hall, 10900 Reading Road. Civil Service Conference Room. Staff available to meet constituents and discuss some issues or problems with the federal government. Presented by U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt. 563-1144. Sharonville.


Gorman Heritage Farm, 9 a.m.5 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, 563-6663. Evendale.


How’s Your Well Water?, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, 772-7645. Springdale.


Heritage Village Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Heritage Village Museum, $5, $3 ages 5-11. 563-9484; Sharonville. Gorman Heritage Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, $5, $3 ages 3-17 and seniors, free for members. 563-6663; Evendale.


Wyoming Farmers Market, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Wyoming Avenue Farmers Market, Corner of Wyoming and Van Roberts avenues, Local organic and sustainably-raised fruit, vegetables, eggs and meat, and carefully produced cottage products. Presented by Wyoming Farmers Market. 761-6263; Wyoming.


Lobster Tuesdays, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Iron Horse Inn, 40 Village Square. Chef Nathaniel Blanford features lobster dinner special. Reservations recommended. 772-3333. Glendale.


How’s Your Well Water?, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District, 772-7645. Springdale.



The Cincinnati Salsa Festival returns to Sawyer Point and expands to a four-day event from Thursday, Aug. 27, through Sunday, Aug. 30. It includes entertainment for all ages – music, dance, a children’s world with games and rides, dance workshops, concessions and performances, including headliners Chamaco Rivera and the Casablanca Tribute to Tito Puente. From 7-10 p.m. Thursday, there is a free concert by Son del Caribe and a free Salsa class at Fountain Square. A pre-party is 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, at the Contemporary Arts Center. Cost is $15. The festival is noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday. It is free. Dancing workshops will be held Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency of Cincinnati for beginner to advanced dancers for $15. Visit

Heritage Village Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Heritage Village Museum, $5, $3 ages 5-11. 563-9484; Sharonville. Sharon Woods Fishing Boathouse, 8 a.m.8 p.m. Sharon Woods, Free fishing, vehicle permit required. 521-7275; Sharonville. Tri-County Mall, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Tri-County Mall, 671-0120; Springdale. Kenwood Towne Centre, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Kenwood Towne Centre, 745-9100; Kenwood.


Cincinnati Outdoor Shakespeare presents the comedy “As You Like It,” at Seasongood Pavilion, Eden Park. A preview is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1. Performances are at 7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Sept. 2-5; and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5-6. It is free. Visit


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August 26, 2009

Glendale Dog Days

Three-year-old Dutch, a maltese mix,takes first place for best trick with his jumping skills.

All things canine Dogs and their owners filled the lawn of Glendale’s Harry Whiting Brown center Aug. 15 for the annual Dog Day Afternoon. Prizes were awarded for best costume, best trick, waggiest tail and most unusual-looking, among other categories in the dog competition. Local vendors such as Mutt Mop toys, Gary’s Dog Grooming, Wyoming Veterinary Clinic, Pet Registry, The Dog Depot, K-9 Reflections, Color Pencil Portraits, Circle Tail, Interior Pet Homes showcased their wares and offered samples to pups that passed by. The Sharonville SPCA brought dogs available for adoption and the Southwestern Ohio K-9 Search and Rescue team showed how its dogs can find a lost child. PHOTOS BY KELLY MCBRIDE REDDY/STAFF

Ron Warren of Glendale and his collie-labrador mix Ginger check out the vendors during Dog Day Afternoon in the Village.

Taco, a dachshund-chihuahua mix, takes the runway with owner Heather Geary as judges watch him perform.

Volunteers at the Sharonville SPCA showcase several dogs available for adoption during Dog Day Afternoon in Glendale.

Christie Lutterbie, a volunteer at the SPCA in Sharonville, helps a four-month-old Bassett hound mix cool off in a pool of water during Dog Day Afternoon. The puppy is available for adoption.

1 Vendors such as K-9 Reflections Dog Training, Color Pencil Portraits and Circle Tail exhibit their wares during Dog Day Afternoon in Glendale.

Recon, a smooth-coat collie with the Southwestern Ohio K-9 Search and Rescue, finds Grace Fehrenback, 7, of Glendale, who was hiding in bushes for a demonstration of Recon’s skills.

Recon summons trainer Bill Oswald after finding Grace Fehrenback of Glendale during a search and rescue demonstration at Dog Day Afternoon.


3 Bill Oswald of Southwestern Ohio K-9 Search and Rescue holds Recon as Grace Fehrenbach thanks the dog after a demonstration at Dog Day Afternoon in Glendale.


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August 26, 2009


Rockdale Temple congregants celebrate 50 years As Rockdale Temple celebrates its 185th anniversary this year, the oldest synagogue west of the Allegheny Mountains honored members who have belonged to the congregation for at least a half-century. At Friday night services July 17, two dozen members made their way to the front of the sanctuary-some in wheelchairs, some using walkers, but most walking – to be blessed by Senior Rabbi Sigma Faye Coran. They wore white carnations on their dresses and lapels. Acknowledging their still “vibrant” role in the congregation, Coran said many had once been leaders of the congregation. “All of you have contributed of your time, your talent and your resources,” she said. Together, they’d gone from life-cycle event to lifecycle event, rabbi to rabbi and prayer book to prayer book. They’d been with the temple – also known as Congregation K.K. Bene Israel – since before it moved from Avondale to Amberley Village. “Some of these members have families that have supported Rockdale for mul-


Members of Rockdale Temple are honored for belonging to the congregation for at least a half-century. tiple generations,” congregation President Barry Gibberman said. “The history of the temple and these families are intertwined.” Indeed, Rockdale member Edward Marks, a 69year-old lawyer, can trace his family’s membership to 1851 when his great-greatgrandfather, Henry, joined. Since then, the congregation, which has about 450 families, has had good

time and bad times, surviving a war that almost tore the nation apart, the Great Depression and race riots when arsonists set the Avondale building on fire. But now, the synagogue is flourishing. “Today, it is a much finer Jewish congregation than it’s been in the past 45 years,” said Marks, a former congregation officer and board member. “Its mem-

bership is committed. Its members want to learn. They enjoy being together.” After services, members gathered in the synagogue’s new community room where mementoes filled tables. There were group photos of religious school classes, booklets created to celebrate special anniversaries in the congregation’s history and a 1906 front page of The American

Israelite, Cincinnati’s Jewish community newspaper. The front page bore a story and photo about the dedication of the congregation’s “new” building at Harvey and Rockdale Avenues in Avondale, calling it a “magnificent” temple. “It marks an important epoch in the annals and development of Judaism in this community and in the

West,” the story said about the dedication. Another memento was a 1923 letter from President Calvin Coolidge, congratulating then-Rabbi David Philipson on the temple’s 100th anniversary. “My good wishes for the continuing prosperity and spiritual service of the temple and congregation,” Coolidge wrote. Today, the synagogue has religious education for youths and adults, a women’s group and men’s group, services Friday nights and Saturday morning as well as other regular events. Last fall, 75 members gathered to organize the congregation’s social action activities, which they called Mitzvah-Palooza Day, a day devoted to good deeds. Since then, the congregation has volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House in Clifton, cleaned up a park in Amberley Village and performed other frequent volunteer efforts. “I think Rockdale today is just an exciting, happy place to be,” Marks said. “People can get anything they want out of the congregation.”

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Wyoming resident selected as judge

Wyoming resident Timothy Meyer, president and chief investment officer for Meyer Capital Management Inc., has been selected as one of four judges for the Cincinnati Better Business Bureau’s 2009 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, to be announced Oct. 22 at Music Hall. Recognized as the premier event to promote integrity, trust and honest business in Greater Cincinnati, the annual Torch Awards honor those businesses and charitable organizations that are fully committed to maintaining

the highest standards of marketplace ethics and integrity. T o r c h Award finalists and Meyer recipients are chosen by a distinguished panel of independent judges, who evaluate applications based on eight judging criteria established by the Council of Better Business Bureaus and the International Torch Award Program. Meyer Capital Management, in Anderson Township, is a 2004 Torch Award winner. “Client relationships built on trust and integrity make all the difference,” Meyer said. “The Torch Award gives consumers an objective, credible way to identify ethical companies. I am proud and honored to serve as a judge for the 2009 awards.” Meyer Capital Management is a full-service, fee-

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ropolitan Opera soloist Blythe Walker, soprano, and former European opera soloist, David Bezona, tenor, will be performing Saturday, Oct. 17. The final concert of the fall season will feature the choirs of Sycamore High School, Kenneth Holdt directing, Saturday, Nov. 21. All concerts will begin at 7 p.m. (A free-will donation will be accepted.) The church is at 7333 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 793-3288;

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New Church of Montgomery

The church conducts worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays and Divine Providence Study Group the first four Sundays of the month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The church is located at 9035 E. Kemper Road, Montgomery; 4899572.

Sharonville United Methodist Church

Sharonville United Methodist Church has services; 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. are traditional worship format, and the 9:30 a.m. service is contemporary. SUMC welcomes all visitors and guests to attend any of its services or special events. The church is at 3751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117.

Sycamore Christian Church

Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. every Sunday. The church is hosting Ladies WOW Study Group (Women on Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month. The event includes light refreshments and a study of Beth Moore’s “Stepping Up.” The church hosts Adult and Youth Bible Studies 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The church is at 6555 Cooper Road, Sycamore Township; 891-7891, www.sycamorechristianchurch.

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for the Fall Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. Crafters and vendors are invited to call the church for details. The church is at 8005 Pfeiffer Road, Montgomery; 791-3142;

Landscape Bodies Aluminum Van Bodies Custom & Specialty Bodies Dump Bodies Utility Bodies FRP Bodies Flatbeds Ice & Snow Removal Equipment Replacement Parts Tool Boxes Hitches Lift Gates Ladder Racks Vehicle Lighting AND REPAIRS TO THEM ALL!!!

ad call 513.242.4000 or 859.283.7290


Ascension Lutheran Church

Manager Vicki Foster said that while the first-time event was a success, the farm came up short on the funds needed to purchase a new or used tractor to replace its aging Oliver 1650. “We set the bar pretty high for this fundraiser, especially in the current economy,” said Foster. “While we’re pleased with Tractor Jam – our bands, our vendors our sponsors and our guests were just great – we still need some help to reach our goal.” The Tractor Jam brought in around $8,500 but Gorman Heritage Farm needs $20,000 or more for a used tractor. Foster said farm officials are certain there are companies or individuals in the community who believe in educating the community about the importance of farming in both history and the economy and who would like to support the farm, but that perhaps they are unaware of the need for a newer tractor.


Gorman Heritage Farm staffers Dave Thomson and Vicki Foster show off the farm’s Oliver 1650 tractor with 97.3WOLF DJs Pistol Pete and Danny Mac. “We would like to appeal to those people to contact us to learn more about the tractor fund and how they can help.” Gorman Heritage Farm is a 120-acre working farm and outdoor education center, which invites its visitors to explore and learn the history, methods and values of a working family farm in a natural setting. For additional information on events and programs, call Vicki Foster at 563-6663, or visit www.

DIRECTORY Jenny Eilermann





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


Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS

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

965 Forest Ave - 771-1544 The Reverend Roger L Foote The Reverend Laura L Chace, Deacon 8am Holy Eucharist I 9am Holy Eucharist II 11am Holy Eucharist II Child Care 9-11 Healing intercessory prayer all services

Seek Jesus Share Jesus Serve Jesus

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

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

LUTHERAN Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS)

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Martin Dr Porres Catholic Church

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

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

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

5921 Springdale Rd 1mi west of Blue Rock

Rev Lyle Rasch, Pastor

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


Trinity Lutheran Church

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

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

UNITED METHODIST Christ, the Prince of Peace

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

United Methodist Church 10507 “Old” Colerain Ave (513)385-7883 Rev. Joe Hadley, Pastor Church School for all ages 9:15am Worship 10:30am - Nursery Available

Faith Lutheran Church


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

Sunday School 10:15

HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH 9:30 am Traditional Service 11:00 am Contemporary Service 4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Township South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370

“Small enough to know you, Big enough to care”

8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 "Entering God’s Presence"

Traditional Worship 8:20am & 11:00am Contemporary Worship 9:40am Sunday School (All ages) 9:40 & 11am Nursery Care Provided

Dr. Cathy Johns, Senior Pastor Rev. Doug Johns, Senior Pastor



Traditional Service: 8:30 & 11:00am ConneXion Contemporary Service: 11:00am Sunday School: 9:30am



Church By The Woods (USA)

Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 ............................................

3682 West Fork Rd , west of North Bend Traditional Worship 8:30 & 11:00am Contemporary Worhip 9:44am

Nursery Available * Sunday School 513-481-8699 * www.

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0728

Spiritual Checkpoint ... Stop In For An Evaluation!

Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

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

Sharonville United Methodist

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

3751 Creek Rd.



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

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




Sunday School Hour (for all ages) 9:15 - 10:15am Worship Service - 10:30 to 11:45am (Childcare provided for infants/ toddlers) Pastor: Rich Lanning Church: 2191 Struble Rd Office: 2192 Springdale Rd


Visitors Welcome

PRESBYTERIAN Northminister Presbyterian Church



703 Compton Rd., Finneytown 931-0243 Transforming Lives for Jesus Christ Sunday Worship Schedule Traditional Services: 8:00 & 10:15am Contemporary Services: 9:00 & 11:30am Student Cafe: 10:15am Childcare Available Jeff Hosmer & Nancy Ross- Zimmerman - Pastors

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

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

Nursery Provided

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

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

Nursery Available/Handicap Access

St Paul - North College Hill

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

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

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





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Shannon Taylor, 19, 2455 E. Galbraith Road, warrant for failing to appear in Mayor's Court, Aug. 13. Craig Watson, 21, 5533 Deervalley Court, driving under suspension and four warrants from Hamilton County Municipal Court, Aug. 13. Jo Lynda Powell, 22, 177 Caldwell Drive, warrant for failing to appear in Mayor's Court. Natalie Thompson, 30, 8 Stevie Ridge Road, Fort Mitchell, Ky., warrant for failing to pay fines and costs owed to Mayor's Court, Aug. 17. Keith Brookins, 43, 3547 Wilson Avenue, driving under suspension, Aug. 18.

Incidents/investigations Lost/stolen license plate

Historical license plate missing from antique vehicle; BMV notified, Aug. 17.


Small, blue, Venus bicycle taken from driveway on 100 block of West Sharon Ave., Aug. 14.



William Fugate, 31, 1312 Wiley Ave., domestic violence at 11320 Chester Rd., Aug. 8. Angela Brown, 44, 6717 Belkenton Ave., drug paraphernalia at Sharon Rd. and Interstate 75, Aug. 8. Sedrick Thomas, 35, 933 Matthews Dr., possession of drugs at 2000 Kemper Rd., Aug. 9. Roger Kemplin, 24, 7054 Ohio 128, operating vehicle intoxicated at U.S. 42 and Hauck, Aug. 8. Phillip Moore, 47, 6762 Absaroka Ct., domestic violence at 11171 Dowlin Dr., Aug. 8. Joshua Koslow, 21, 2000 Kemper Rd., possession at ABV, Aug. 7. Matthew Bailey, no age given, 2680 Impala, possession, Aug. 7. Jerica White, 19, 2399 Nottingham Rd., drug abuse at Drury Inn, Aug. 3. Dianna Hunts, 39, 2383 Mercury Ave., theft at 10900 Reading Rd., Aug. 4.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Residence entered and money valued at $957 removed at 11483 Enterprise Park Dr., Aug. 5. Game system, TV, accessories of unknown value removed at 4003 Sharon Park Ln., Aug. 7. Residence entered and beer stein, cash and jewelry valued at $890 removed at 3838 Beavercreek Dr., Aug. 6.






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Greenville Ave.: Viall John J. & Anne G. to Boggs Donna; $1,000. 173 Garfield Ave.: Freeman Cedric to Bailey Ozell; $129,000. 39 Creekwood Sq.: Keith Thomas A. IV & Therese A. to Farmer Janet L.; $150,000.

Ave., Aug. 5. Arrests/citations Derrick Finn, 23, 3285 Renfro Ave., theft at 1000 Sycamore, Aug. 5. Craig Harrison, 27, 125 Farragut, theft at 300 Kemper Rd., Aug. 5. Debra Banks, 23, 718 Burr Oak St., theft at 1000 Sycamore, Aug. 7. Jennifer Shoop, 31, 4792 Stoneybrook Rd., theft, Aug. 8. Juvenile male, 12, theft, Aug. 8. Juvenile male, 16, theft, Aug. 8. Juvenile male, 15, theft, Aug. 8. Katherine Christen, 45, 328 D St., theft at 1100 Kemper Rd., Aug. 8. Leuna Cason, 19, 526 Wade St., receiving stolen property at 12105 Lawnview Ave., Aug. 8. Elliott Powell, 18, 7068 Eastlawn Dr., theft at 333 Kemper Road E., Aug. 8. James Briede, 24, 4988 Riverwatch Dr., drug abuse at 12105 Lawnview Ave., Aug. 4.

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 Gary Foust, 563-2249 or 563-0289; Glendale, Chief Dave Warman, 771-7645 or 7717882; Sharonville, Chief Mike Schappa, 563-1147; Springdale, Chief Mike Laage, 346-5790; Wyoming, Chief Gary J. Baldauf, 821-0141.

Incidents/investigations Assault

Reported at 138 Silverwood Ci., Aug. 2.

Breaking and entering

Disorderly conduct

Reported at 11320 Chester Rd., Aug. 2.


Reported at 2225 Sharon Rd., Aug. 3.

Patient endangerment

Abuse reported at 10857 Sharondale Rd., Aug. 7.


Purse and contents valued at $420 removed at 12045 Lebanon Rd., July 30. Vehicle removed at 11783 reading Rd., Aug. 3. Vehicle entered and GPS, Ipod valued at $550 removed at 1 Crowne Pointe Ct., Aug. 5. Counterfeit $100 bill passed at 4020 Hauck Rd., Aug. 3. Wallet and contents valued at $81 removed at 2439 Sharon Rd., Aug. 7. GPS and laptop valued at $1200 removed at 11775 Lebanon Rd., Aug. 8. Laptop and money valued at $1,750 removed at 11029 Dowlin Dr., Aug. 6. Counterfeit $20 passed at 11385 Chester Rd., Aug. 6. Unknown amount of currency removed from business at 4055 Executive Park, Aug. 5.

Kiosk entered and phones valued at $897 removed at 11700 Princeton Pi., July 31.


Reported at 415 Grandin Ave., Aug. 3. Residence entered at 940 Chesterdale, Aug. 10.

Criminal damaging

Vehicle window damaged at 1312 Chesterwood Ct., July 30. Vehicle window damaged at 11700 Princeton Pike, July 31. Vehicle window damaged at 1320 Chesterwood Ct., Aug. 1. Vehicle damaged at 11550 Olde Gate Dr., Aug. 1. Vehicle window damaged at 477 Kemper Rd., Aug. 4. Vehicle at 1309 Wanwright Dr., Aug. 6. Truck at 855 Kemper Rd., Aug. 8. Eggs thrown at vehicle at 449 Vista Glen, Aug. 9.

Criminal mischief

Liquid squirted on driveway at 911 Summerfield Ln., Aug. 8.


Reported at 3000 Sharon Rd., Aug. 6.

Witness reported at Princeton Pi., July 29. Female reported at Harmony Ave., July 30. Female reported at Pilgrim Place, July 31. Female reported at Lawnview Ave., Aug. 2. Reported at Arbor Ct., Aug. 2. Male reported at Chesterdale Rd., Aug. 4. Female reported at Navona Ct., Aug. 5. Female reported at Marwood Ln., Aug. 7.


Counterfeit $20 passed at 11711 Princeton, Aug. 9.

Theft, criminal damaging

GPS and radio valued at $710 removed at 11550 Mosteller Rd., Aug. 6.

Theft, misuse of credit card


Jack Morgenroth, 36, 138 Silverwood Circle, assault at 12105 Lawnview


10728 Jeff Ln.: Taylor David I to Cline Tyler & Claire Anne; $95,000. 11081 Zaring Ct.: Hubbard Stephen H. to Gentry Steven G. & Anne F.; $223,000. 11088 Woodward Ln.: Crawford Linda to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Tr; $74,000. 4025 Beavercreek Cr.: Adams Patricia A. Tr to Foliano James W. II & Kelly M. Cherry; $129,500. 4123 Crystalview Ct.: Siuda James R. & Donna J. Grimes to Siuda Brian J.; $150,000.



tents valued at $96 removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, July 29. $800 removed from vehicle at 800 Kemper Rd., July 30. Vehicle entered and radio valued at $250 removed at 110 Boggs Ln., July 30. Bank card removed and used without consent at 11741 Princeton Pi., July 30. Vehicle entered and GPS, Ipod and cell phone valued at $275 removed at 144 Merchant St., Aug. 4. Stereo and amp of unknown value removed at 3129 Oberlin Ct., Aug. 4. Vehicle window damaged and GPS system valued at $200 removed at 111 Merchant St., Aug. 4. Camera valued at $200 removed at 876 Tivoli Ln., Aug. 4. $10 removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, Aug. 4. Vehicle entered at 11825 Knollsprings Ct., Aug. 4. Reported at 1240 Chesterdale, Aug. 4. Bike valued at $60 removed at 682 Hillgrove Ct., Aug. 4. Shrubs valued at $250 at 11975 Northwest Blvd., Aug. 5. Vehicle entered and GPS unit valued at $200 removed at 144 Merchant St., Aug. 5. Identity stolen and card used at 300 Kemper, Aug. 5. Reported at 300 Kemper, Aug. 5. Yard light removed at 335 Glensprings, Aug. 6. Books valued at $338.19 removed at 110 Boggs Ln., Aug. 6. $250 removed at 12021 Centron Place, Aug. 6. Bike valued at $100 removed at 252 Nelson, Aug. 7. Cell phone valued at $200 removed at 11305 Princeton Pike, Aug. 8. Bike of unknown value removed at 11999 Lawnview Ave., Aug. 8. Merchandise valued at $700 removed at 975 Kemper Rd., Aug. 9.

Unauthorized use of motor vehicle

Vehicle removed at 169 Northland Blvd., Aug. 4.



Juvenile, charged with no driver’s license, marked lanes, falsification, obstruction of official business, Aug 12. Two juveniles charged with breaking & entering, Aug 14. Shirley D. Baskin, 35, 15 Forest Dr., receiving stolen property, Aug 14. Patricia Claire Imwalle, 54, 6812 Betts Av., operating a vehicle


204 Wilmuth Ave.: Clark Madelon Rudman Tr to Woodside Christopher R.; $330,000. 312 Burns Ave.: Tamarkin Kathleen M. Tr & Ivan L. Tr to Kuehlwein Jan Patrick & Isabelle Konstantinov; $489,000. 366 Woodknoll Terr.: New York Tr Bank Of The to Bray Jeff; $180,500. 556 Compton Rd.: Holthus Burton E. & Florence C. to Holthus James B. & Debra K.; $250,000. 733 Barney Ave.: Richman Barbara T.

About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. to Deger Amy A. & David A.; $429,705. 8 Rolling Hills Dr.: Kuhn Thomas G. Tr & Leslie Applebaum Tr to Hakes David G. Tr; $130,900.

225 Mayview Forest Dr.: Yusupov Fakhrikamal to Burkhart Victor D.; $155,000.








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impaired, Aug 16. Clarence Montgomery, 50, 1071 Baymiller Rd., open container, Aug 16. Mark Imwalle, 55, 6812 Betts Ave., open container, Aug 16.

Incidents/investigations Theft

Bad check, Waverly Ave., Aug 10. HP laptop and case from vehicle on Springfield Pike, Aug 14. LCD projector from vehicle, forced entry, Springfield Pike, Aug 14.

Dell laptop and Garmin GPS from vehicle, forced entry, Forest Ave., Aug 14


Vehicle entered and purse and con-


1173 Crescentville Rd.: Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Tr to Schutte Robert R. & Dianna M.; $43,000. 11824 Van Cleve Ave.: Parsons Timothy A. Sr. to Federal Home Loan Mortgag Corp.; $56,000. 11847 Neuss Ave.: Tucker Jeanine C. & Kenneth M. to Okum Joseph J. & Jessica L.; $105,000. 12015 Springdale Lake Dr.: Nguyen Kim to Citibank Na Tr; $164,000. 12175 Peak Dr.: Wasson James F. & Sandra L. to Lewis Deborah R. & Jerome; $154,000. 524 Lafayette Ave.: Shepherd Leonard Ray @2 to Shepherd Leonard Ray; $20,834. 524 Lafayette Ave.: Shepherd Leonard Ray @3 to Shepherd Leonard Ray @2; $20,834. 849 Castro Ln.: U.S. Bank National Association Tr to Huss Gregory J.; $44,000.






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Tri-County Press

August 26, 2009

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Wyoming City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, September 21, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Cham bers located at 800 Oak Avenue, Wyom ing, OH 46215 on legislation authorizing a second amendment to the lease agreement between the City of Wyoming and Time Warner Cable. The public is invited to attend and comment. Individuals requiring special accommoda tions to participate or attend should contact the City Building 72 hours prior to the meeting. Large type copies and other accommodations are available upon request. Robert Harrison City Manager 1494671



Tri-County Press


August 26, 2009

Evendale pool extending open dates

DEATHS Jacci Bedenbaugh

Jacci Bedenbaugh, 63, of Evendale died Aug. 18. Survived by husband of 42 years, Harold Bedenbaugh; children, Matt (Shauna) and Adam (Heather) Bedenbaugh; grandchildren, Sierra, Katie and Tyler Bedenbaugh; siblings, Ron and Ken Burton; and

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aunts, Mary Ellen Fletcher, Corrine Neeley and Betty Hubbard. Services were Aug. 22 both at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home. Memorials to: Children’s Hospital Medical Center, P.O. Box 643270, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45234; or Faith Community Methodist Church, 8230 Cox Road, West Chester, Ohio, 45069.

By Amanda Hopkins

“They should get their money’s worth.”

With one of the coldest Julys on record this summer, many people have not been able to enjoy the chill of a swimming pool on a hot summer day. Evendale Mayor Don Apking recognized this and has called for the Evendale pool at the Recreation Center to be opened past Labor Day. He said with the cooler weather, families have not been at the pool as much this summer. “They should get their money’s worth,” Apking said. Recreation center special events coordinator Kim

Clifford Delp

Clifford Delp, 86, of Evendale died Aug. 13. Survived by wife, Dorothy; children, Greg, Jan (Grayling) Combs and Donna (Jim) Bond; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family requested private services.

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Don Apking Evendale mayor on leaving the pool open past Labor Day for residents


Evendale Recreational Center Pool has seen a decline in attendance in recent weeks because of the cooler temperatures in July. Evendale Mayor Don Apking said that the pool would be open past the regular Labor Day closing date. Pielage said previously that the pool had seen a 50 percent decrease in attendance

in the last few weeks of July and that a few times the concession stand was closed

early due to weather and low attendance. Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 18, the pool will only be open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and noon to 8 p.m. weekends. Apking did not give a closing date for the pool, but said that the annual Dog Day at the Pool event would be postponed to a later date. For details about the pool, contact the recreation department at 563-2247.

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Travel & Resort Directory Jenny Eilermann


Bed & Breakfast Feature of the Week

The Doolin House Bed & Breakfast

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

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

THE DOOLIN HOUSE INN. Premier Inn. Gourmet breakfast, just minutes from Lake Cumberland. Join us for Romantic Weekend/women’s retreat. 606-678-9494


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

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

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

Vacation in Sunny Florida! Picture yourself on the beautiful Anna Maria Island beach! $499/wk + tax. Just steps from the beach. 513-236-5091

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



CLEARWATER - Indian Rocks Beach 2br, 2ba Gulf Front condo. Heated pool, balcony. Many up grades. 513-771-1373, 260-3208


MARCO ISLAND The Chalet, 3 Bdrm, 3 Ba, on the beach. Pool, tennis, beautiful sunsets. Three month rental minimum. Avail Nov. thru April for $7000/mo. Local owner. 513-315-1700


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MARCO ISLAND The South Seas Condo , 2 Bdrm, 2 Ba with direct beach ac cess. Pool, tennis, fishing dock. Bring your boat or use ours (add’l cost). Avail Nov. thru April for $2500/mo. Local owner. 513-315-1700

PANAMA CITY BEACH Family Atmosphere! Your Best Vacation Value! 800-354-1112

WOODSON BEND RESORT Lake Cumberland Condos, golf, swimming pool, tennis, restaurant, 24 hr security. LABOR DAY SPECIAL 3 nights for the price of 2 800-872-9825


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

NEW YORK DESTIN. New, nicely furnished 2 br, 2 ba condo. Gorgeous Gulf view. Pools, golf course. Discount late Summer & Fall rates. 513-561-4683 Visit or EAST COAST, NEW SMYRNA BEACH Luxurious oceanfront condos & vacation homes. Closest & best beach to Dinsey. Ocean Properties Vacation Rentals 800-728-0513

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

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

NORTH CAROLINA EMERALD ISLE. Ocean Front luxury vacation homes with community pool. Call for free brochure. 800-245-7746 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty

SOUTH CAROLINA SIESTA KEY. Gulf front condo, beach view from balcony. Bright & airy, nicely appointed, all amenities. Cinci owner. 232-4854. The Best Crescent Beach Vacation!

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Visit and plan a getaway with Seashore Vacations. Our beach is free. Specials available for golf, tennis, dining, more. Visit our

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N. MYRTLE BEACH Coastal Condos, Inc. 1-4 bdrm oceanfront & ocean view units. Call 1-800-951-4880 or visit Clearwater/Indian Rocks Beach GULF BEACH’S BEST VALUE! Beach front condo, 2 BR, 2 BA. Pool. Fall rates. 513-875-4155

FT. MYERS. Luxury 2 br, 2 ba condo at Cross Creek Golf & Country Club. Nr. Airport. Shopping & dining nearby. Monthly rental incl golf privileges at re duced price. Call owner 513-260-3395

SIESTA KEY - Spacious, complete ly furnished 2BR, 2BA condo. Heat ed pool, tennis & spectacular view! Walk to the beach! $3000-$3800/mo. 3 month. min. Owner 513-518-2753

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

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