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Neighbors Who Care Maybe they delivered a home-cooked meal when you were under the weather, or helped you with yard work. They are “Neighbors Who Care,” and we think they deserve recognition. Again this year, The TriCounty Press will devote one of our holiday issues to honoring those in the community who have given a bit of themselves to make the lives of others better. No deed is too small (or too large). If you know a Neighbor Who Cares, tell us about them. You can nominate by sending an e-mail to tricountypress@communitypre ss.com, or by regular mail to Tri-County Press, Neighbors Who Care, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, Ohio, 45140. Include your name, address and phone number, as well as theirs.

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HOLIDAY PLANNER A roundup of activities, events, services and giving opportunities during the holiday season:

Local stores focus on budgetfriendly gifts for the holidays By Kelly McBride Reddy kreddy@communitypress.com

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• Christmas in the Village (Montgomery) – Holiday in the Village is Saturday, Dec. 5. Four locations share in the celebration, all connected with free transport on the Jolly Trolley. At the Downtown Montgomery Historic District starting at 5 p.m., Santa will announce the winners of the Holiday Coloring Contest, with the grand prize winner lighting the Holiday Tree. The winners will ride with Santa in the carriage to Universalist Church, where children can visit with Santa, create their own winter craft with Mrs. Claus and write their letter to Santa, all up until 8 p.m. For more information 891-2424. • Christmas in Loveland (Loveland) – From 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19. Christmas in Historic Loveland features free horse drawn carriage rides and some of the areas finest children and adult choirs. Choirs will be performing continuously. Santa will stroll the town greeting the children for those last minute wishes. This year’s event coincides with the touching Live Nativity put on by New Hope Baptist Church, where children can pet the animals and envision the story of the Christ Child. The History Museum is open and decorated and a live production awaits you at the Stage Company theater. St. Nick will welcome the Children with free candy canes and there will be other treats of the season. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire by Jim Fierro will take the chill off near the caroling and historic buildings decorated for Christmas will warm the day. There is a big sing along at 8 p.m. Call 293-8254. • Hamilton County Park District is hosting Holiday in Lights from 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 6-9 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, at Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. It is through Jan. 2. It is a one-mile, drivethrough outdoor lights and themed figures display. The cost is $12 per car, $45 for buses and 15-passenger vans, $2 coupon available online. Call 769-0393 or visit www.holidayinlights.com. • Hamilton County Park District is hosting Santaland along with Holiday in Lights. This magical wonderland inside Sharon Centre is free and is open Friday, Nov. 27 through Wednesday, Dec. 23. The hours are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

As the holiday shopping season approaches, several Wyoming businesses have prepared carefully, balancing the tough economy with holiday flair. The shops in the 500 building of Wyoming Avenue have struggled in the tight economy, and are hoping their inventories of unique gift items at budget-friendly prices will boost business. Patty Pfahler, who owns Patina at Home, 500 Wyoming Ave., has carefully selected items. She sells furniture items that she has refurbished, as well as home decor items. This season, she has stocked gifts such as antique door knob wine stoppers, hurricane lanterns and vintage items, such as silver coasters and decanters that have been repurposed. “These are one-of-a-kind,” Pfahler said. “Some are from estate sales.” “I recycle and repurpose things,” she said. “That’s what this store has always been about.” The costs range from $20 to $30 for the home decor items.

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Choo Choo’s Children and Baby stocks children’s toys and features locally made items such as Fuzz Cuzz hats for about $40 and kits to make a doll-sized quilt for $21.

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Pfahler has stocked gift items such as antique doorknob and golf ball wine stoppers and repurposed silver and glass items. Most are priced from $20 to $30.

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Patty Pfahler, who owns Patina at Home in Wyoming, has selected her holiday inventory carefully in light of the tough economy. “I also stock items made by local artists, to support them,” Pfahler said. Other shop owners stock the creations of local artists and vendors, as well. Next door, at Choo Choo’s Children and Baby, 502 Wyoming Ave., owner Kristan Pruitt has filled her shop with toys and other items for babies and children. Among them are FuzzCuzz hats, made by Jenni Huss of Cincinnati. The caps cost an average $40, depending on size. She also sells Make a Quilt Set, a kit for doll-sized quilts. The $21 kits assembled by Wyoming resident Janice Weiser contain most items needed for the project. Pruitt hopes her unique inventory will help her stand out from the big-box vendors. “I feel it’s important to give artisans the chance to display their vision,” Pruitt said. “I put careful consideration into the selection of toys I sell and look at safety features, quality and overall fun factor.” Down the street, at Art Resource Team, owner Inez Baird is offering smaller, less expensive artwork. Framed prints run about

$60, or a shopper can pick up an unframed piece for $20. She also sells jewelry, dishes and bookmarks. She, too, hopes the unique nature of artwork and the affordable price will attract shoppers. “You’re supporting the local artists,” Baird said. “It’s important to shop local. “Plus, you’re saving gas,” she said of the short trip to the Wyoming Avenue shops. Pfahler said she tried to balance her holiday orders. “With the economy and people being price conscious, we have things from about $10 and up for unique gifts. “And they’re affordable.”

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A recount will be conducted in the Evendale Village Council race. The Hamilton County Board of Elections certified election results Nov. 21, but a recount is needed for the Evendale Village Council race because four votes separate the candidates for the third and final open seat. Christian Schaefer and Stiney Vonderhaar secured two of the three seats open on the Village Council with 865 and 864 votes respectively after absentee and provisional ballots were added to the unofficial results from the

Nov. 3 election. Doug Lohmeier and Jeff Albrinck are still in contention for the third seat – Lohmeier with 799 votes and Albrinck with 795. Because the vote is still so close a recount is required after the results are certified on Nov. 21, according to Board of Elections officials. Election officials will schedule the recount, which is required to be conducted five days after the results are certified. Once the recount is complete, the results will need to be certified again. Evendale Village Council is scheduled to swear in the council members for their new terms on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

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Springdale City Council was introduced to an organization that opens the world of art to artists with disabilities. Visionaries and Voices, housed inside Frame USA on Northland Boulevard, is where “outsider art is always in,” according to the group’s Web site. The Visionaries and Voices artists create, display and sell artwork at Frame USA, as well as other locations in the Cincinnati area. Neil Hartman, who works with the nonprofit organization, described the program to council, and encouraged the public officials to visit and meet the artists. “We all have a disability,” Hartman said. “Just because you’re disabled, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a wonderful talent that can be shown. “You look past the disability,” he said. “A lot of them have been shunned throughout society, but at

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Jarrod Arencibia explains his acrylic painting, “Telephone Pole Road,” for sale at Frame USA. He created the artwork as part of Visionaries and Voices, housed inside the business on Northland Boulevard. our place everybody’s equal.” Councilman Randy Danbury has visited Visionaries and Voices several times. He thanked Frame USA owner Dan Reginold for providing the space to the nonprofit. “Some of the art is unbelievable,” Danbury said. “These people are so proud of what they’ve done.” All of the artwork is for sale, and shoppers can often meet the artists during workshop time at the store. During the Nov. 17 meeting, Councilman James Squires reported on the city’s efforts to reach out to those in need during the

holiday season. Springdale Offering Support, or SOS, has identified 39 families so far for the holiday program. Council is asking residents to sponsor or recommend a family, or to make a donation of new clothing, toys, other gifts, or even their time. Donations of unwrapped gifts are due at the Community Center Friday, Dec. 11. A wrapping party will take place Tuesday, Dec. 15, and gifts will be delivered to the families on Wednesday, Dec. 16, and Thursday, Dec. 17. Those who want to help can call the Health Depart-

ment at 246-5275 or Police Officer Marsha Bemmes at 346-5774. “This has been a very successful program every holiday season,” Squires said. The city is also looking for canned goods donations. Due to budget constrictions, the Police Department won’t offer its Food for Fines program, in which those who committed certain traffic infractions could pay out fines by donating canned goods. Non-perishable food items will be added to holiday food baskets for the families.

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Our Lady of the Sacred Heart third-graders Denise Durbin (Reading) and Abbi Ryan (Sycamore Township) weigh a pumpkin on their classroom scale. Third-graders recently practiced their math goals with a hands-on activity by recording math data on a pumpkin research chart.

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Our Lady of the Sacred Heart’s third-graders Denise Durbin (Reading), Abbi Ryan (Sycamore Township), Kamryn Vonderhaar (Sharonville) and Will Leary (Evendale) clean out the inside of their pumpkin. Students were asked to estimate how many seeds were inside and then counted each seed. Students recently recorded their data on a pumpkin research chart, practicing their math goals with a hands-on activity.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart third-graders Joey Fortner (Evendale) and Emma Falci (Montgomery) measure the circumference of their pumpkin with a string, then measure the string on a ruler. Students recently used “pumpkin math” by practicing their math skills-measurement, estimation and recording data with pumpkins.

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Mark Akinbi, Lily Anderson, Anna Baize, Rachel Behrman, Leah Berger, Josh Berry, Chris Betagole, Nick Boettcher, Mason Boling, Maddie Boster, Katie Bowling, Jack Brown, John Brown, Kelsey Brunsman, Chris Bucher, Natalie Burchard, Colin Burke, Tommy Busemeyer, Kristine Campbell, Maya Candadai, Kelly Cholvat, Kennedy Clark, Dasha Clemons, Peter Connelly, Cameron Cramer, Claire Crawford, Grace Crawford, Zenobia DeCoteau, Becky Denson, Ryan Derge, Tom Dickson, Caroline Duke, Maggie Ebling, Claire Edwards, Sarah Edwards, Kit Ely, Lauren Everett, Adam Eyman, Alexander Fee, Alfredo Fee, Ben Fershtman, Jonathan Finney, Benny Friedman, Ahmad Frost, Logan Gage, Annie Gallick, Alex Gieske, Ian Goertzen, Bo Graham, Laila Grayson, Ross Gregory,

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Yaseen Abdus-Saboor, Sami Abel, Isabelle Andersen, Ashia Banks, Stephen Barrett, Frank Barzizza, Josh Beasley, Rachel Berg, Vera Bostwick, Nichole Boue’, Myles Bourbon, Allison Bower, Beau Brewer, Ana Bucki-Lopez, Erin Campbell, Anya Carion, Grant Carr, Will Carter, Parker Chalmers, Stephen Cholvat, Max Chou, Will

Courtney, Evan Cramer, Antonio Cruz, Olivia Cunningham, Sam DeFranco, Jacob DeMott, Dylan Deters, Hope Dow, David Dreier, Katie Dudek, Connor Eldredge, Evan Emanuelson, Juia Engel, Tim Fitch, Hannah Fraik, Adam Frankel, Hannah Fridy, Annie Gallick, Claire Galloway, Declan Gaylo, Drew Gold, Prajit Goli, Sean Gray, Dylan Guggenheim, India Hackle, Briana Hall, Kramer Hampton, Emma HarrisonJackson Hauck, Cassie Heldman, Nathaniel Hipsley, Max Hoffman, John Hughes, Maggie Hughes, Elise Hurwitz, Katherine Irvine, Sam Izenson, Mackenzie Jacquemin, Anna Jayne, Ian Jones, Sarah Jordan, Caitlin Kelly, Sophia Koenderink, Emma Komrska, Kathrine Krekeler, Adam Lewis, Heather Lingen, Taylor Lovejoy, Nathan Lowe, Jake Maier, Maddie Maisel, Carter Mangas, Margaret Manley, Tucker Marty, Brooke Metayer, Cecily Meyers, Caroline Moher, Becky Mort, Olivia Munneke, Ashton Nagler, Jamekia Nelson, Greta Noll, Bailey O’Hara, Asa Palmer, Sam Pease, Sonia Pendery, Genevieve Pool, Asa Pranikoff, Roslyn Rathbone, Oliver Reinecke, Andy Renggli, Tim Rice, Hudson Rogers, Joe Rominger, Sara Sasson, Carly Schlager, Jack Schneider, Grace Schneider, Brianna Shell, Addie Smith, Jeremy Smucker, Natalie Souleyrette, Addie Spicer, Katie Spray, Madison Stiefbold, Ben Stites, Emma Tepe, Jackson Theile, Haley Thoresen, Toby Varland, Kayla Waldron, Laura Warner, Alexis Watkins, Haily Waxler, Hannah Weinstein, Sam Wiethe, Karly Williams, Kelsey Wilson, Sophia Wolber and Maggie Wolf.

Anniversary community meeting generates excitement Moeller High School recently held its 50th anniversary community planning meeting. “This event generated lots of great ideas and excitement for celebrating our upcoming milestone,” principal Blane Collison said. “Moeller first opened its doors to 197 freshmen in the fall of 1960, and we will officially kick off our celebratory year July 24, 2010.” “Our 50th anniversary will be something special for all the members of the Moeller Family and surrounding community,” said Bruce Buckley, the school’s 50th anniversary chair. “We are planning several events in the attempt to connect with all the people who have helped make Moeller the unique place it is. We encourage the whole community to join us and help us make this celebration memorable.” Moeller has already scheduled its 50th anniversary kickoff celebration. On July 24, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will per-

form for the community. This family-oriented event will be free and open to the public. “We’ll encourage people to come and bring their blankets and lawn chairs and just enjoy this festivallike celebration,” said Debbie Geiger, Moeller’s new advancement director. “We plan to have all kinds of food booths, anniversary memorabilia, and other forms of entertainment. We may even have some surprises in store for the evening. It will be the perfect way to kick off this very special year.” Other events scheduled include a monthly speaker series for alums, a major 2010 Homecoming celebration (which may involve a parade, road rally to the football game, alumni band, antique car show, golf outing, tailgate extravaganza and more) and a closing dedication Mass at Good Shepherd in May 2011. For more information, visit www.Moeller.org or contact Geiger at 791-1680, ext. 1320, or DGeiger@ Moeller.org.

Light the night

The Mount Notre Dame High School Cougar Dance Team recently participated in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Annual Light the Night Walk at the Mason Sports Park. The team raised almost $2,000 at the fundraiser. Team members are, from left: front row, Emily Hunt of Loveland, Liz Alt of Loveland, Alix Malinoff of Kenwood, Andrea Morrison of West Chester Township, Kaitlin Kinman of Sharonville, Ali Kelsey of Loveland and Caitlin Dunkley of Kenwood; second row, Maddie Haubner of Liberty Township, Katie Riordan of Reading, McKenzie Barron of Loveland, Cassidy Layman of Loveland, Jessica Eades of Reading, Jen Foppe of Mason, Katie Haas of Deer Park, Alex Schraer of Loveland, Paige Kelsey of Reading; third row, Ashley Peter of Kenwood, Katie Storer of Landen, Megan Hupp of Loveland, Lauren Hoffman of Loveland, Allie Lang of Mason and Ashley Poland of Loveland. PROVIDED


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The Wyoming defense, led on this play by Michael Travers, Tony Davis and Eric Price, stacks up Springfield Shawnee quarterback Evan Storts during Wyoming’s 14-7 Regional Championship victory Friday night in Dayton. The defense held Shawnee to under 200 yards total offense. Davis and Jibreel Black were the statistical leaders, each with 6.5 tackles.

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For the first time since 1998, the Wyoming High School football team is heading to the state semifinals. The Cowboys dispatched Springfield Shawnee 14-7 in the Division III Regional Final at Welcome Stadium Nov. 20. “Our D played very well,” head coach Bernie Barre said. “Our defensive kids were probably a little quicker than them.” Wyoming is 13-0 for the first time in school history. The Cowboys took a 7-0 lead on a 7-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Kyle Seyfried to senior running back Isaiah Nearor in the first quarter. Shawnee tied the game on a 1-yard touchdown run with 8:24 left in the fourth, but Wyoming answered just 20 seconds later with a decisive 64-yard touchdown reception by senior Spencer Herbst. “They were playing us pretty tight, and (Seyfried) called that one,” Barre said. “We got the ball after the kickoff and he said ‘Let’s run it.’”

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Wyoming players, including Andrew Kraner, Jonathan Tighe, James Edwards and Oliver Jawwaad celebrate while holding up the Regional Championship trophy Friday night after Wyoming’s 14-7 victory over Springfield Shawnee. The play provided a huge emotional life for Wyoming. “We’ve been solid all year in terms of (continuing to play) when it’s tied or when we’re down,” Barre said. “We know that if we keep playing, good things will happen. (Shawnee) struggled offensively all game, and they were finally able to get a score and then they

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Wyoming defensive back Max Kadish intercepts a pass during Wyoming’s 14-7 Regional Championship victory over Springfield Shawnee last Friday night, Nov. 20. Springfield Shawnee had regained possession with 54.2 seconds left in the game and was frantically driving toward a score to send the game into overtime before Kadish’s interception closed the door.

were behind again very quickly. So that was a big emotional letdown for them.” Wyoming had a 337-191 advantage in total offense, as Jibreel Black and defensive lineman Tony Davis imposed their will on Shawnee; the duo combined for 2.5 sacks and 13 tackles. Wyoming advances to play Columbus St. Francis DeSales (10-3) in the state semifinals Nov. 27 at a site to be determined. DeSales defeated Bishop Watterson 24-10 in its regional final after trailing 7-3 at halftime. Wyoming, which won a Class-AA state championship in 1977 and finished as state runners-up in 1975, has already set a school record for most playoff wins in a single season with three. The Cowboys defeated Eaton 34-32 in the opening round before knocking off Eaton 14-7 in the second. Wyoming is scoring 35.5 points a game while holding opponents to just under 12 per contest. Seyfried has led the Cowboys; he has thrown for 3,269 yards and 39 touchdowns and has the same number of rushing touchdowns as interceptions – six. Nearor has rushed for 1,067 yards and has scored 17 touchdowns (15 rushing and two receiving). Meantime, the wideout trio of seniors Harry Meisner and Evan Aleshire and junior Jonathon Tighe has combined for 32 touch-

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Wyoming’s Kyle Seyfried throws a pass during Wyoming’s 14-7 win over Springfield Shawnee Friday night at Dayton’s Welcome Stadium. Seyfried was 18-of-27 through the air, including passes of 7 and 64 yards for Wyoming’s two touchdowns on the night. downs and more than 2,300 receiving yards. “We’ve got a lot of good receivers,” Barre said.

“Evan Aleshire and Harry Meisner are excellent, and they’ve gotten a lot of attention. But Jonathon

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Wyoming High School’s Isaiah Nearor scores on a short pass from Kyle Seyfried during the first quarter of Wyoming’s 14-7 win over Springfield Shawnee Friday night at Dayton’s Welcome Stadium. Nearor rushed for 54 yards on the night.

Tighe is a great receiver, too. And so are Spencer Herbst and Chris Dolle.” The Wyoming offense will need to be in sync against DeSales, which has three losses to quality opponents this season. The Stallions fell 21-14 to Youngstown Cardinal Mooney, which also advanced to the Division III state semifinal and is 13-0, and they have a 28-25 loss to Anderson and a 34-24 loss to Elder at The Pit – two Division I teams playing in the regional final. “They’re excellent,” Barre said. “They played a great schedule, and they are very, very good. We’ll have to play our absolute best game to be in it with them. Hopefully we can make enough plays to pull it out, but it’ll be difficult.”


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Athleticism, guard play key for Princeton By Mark Chalifoux mchalifoux@communitypress.com

The Princeton High School girls’ basketball team won’t have a lot of size in 2009-2010 but the Lady Vikings will have solid guard play and plenty of athleticism. “We’re going to be a lot like we were last year,” head coach Jill Phillips said. “Not a ton of size but athletic.” The Vikings graduated some key players but still return five players that either started or played significant minutes. Chief among those players is Mikell Chinn. The senior point guard led the GMC in steals per game and was

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On the team

Name Year Kayla Joiner 12 Shakeira Lang 11 Nadja Linhart 12 Emily Roper 9 Bianca Mitchell 12 Mikell Chinn 12 Martina Brady 12 Kimberly Flanigan 12 Alexus Chinn 10 Karen Nelson 11 Jada Grant

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second in assists per game in 2008-2009 with 4.2 and 3.7, respectively. Phillips said having her back in the fold to run the offense will be a big help. “She is just a competitor,” Phillips said. “She gets us going offensively and will push the ball and make things happen. On defense, she sets the tone and never gives up on a play, ever.” Princeton also returns their leading rebounder, Karen Nelson. Nelson averaged 6.2 rebounds per game and was among the top 10 rebounders in the conference in 2008-2009. One problem for Princeton will be overcoming the Vikings’ lack of size. The

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Princeton’s Karen Nelson dribbles around a defender during a recent practice. team’s top strength should play a role in relieving that pressure. “Our big strength is our

defensive pressure,” Phillips said. “We have to press the other team’s guards as much as we can so they

can’t get the ball to the post players.” Building team chemistry will be the most important factor for Princeton as it was chemistry that helped make the 2008-2009 team a formidable force. “We had Brianna Sanders early last year before she retore her ACL, so they were forced to learned how to play without her being a scorer,” Phillips said. “If we come together and the kids believe in each other and play hard we can have that chemistry again.” Princeton was 15-6 in 2008-2009 and finished third in the GMC. Princeton has a tough schedule, including early games against Colerain, Mason and Sycamore, and the Vikings also play conference favorite Lakota West. Princeton also has a swing of games against tough competition in Northern Kentucky. “Every night in the GMC you have to come to play and then the Northern Kentucky teams we play are usually strong, so we have

Five Lion starters return for Ursuline By Anthony Amorini aamorini@communitypress.com

Michelle Jolson dribbles the ball up the court for Wyoming in a recent scrimmage.

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Ursuline Academy basketball team returns all five of its starters as the experienced Lions aim to dethrone the reigning queens of the Girls’ Greater Cincinnati League, Mount Notre Dame, this winter. The Lions last won a GGCL championship in 1990. Standout Desirae Ball, a senior guard, leads the quintet of Lion starters back to the floor. Ball led Ursuline with 14.3 points and 3.8 rebounds a game last winter. Additional key contributors for Ursuline will include senior Maggie Allard (7.8 points a game), senior Murphy O’Neill (7.7 points a game), junior Morgan Donovan (9.2 points a game), junior Ellie Greiner and senior Rebecca Lang.

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On the team

Name Year Annie Hauser 12 Lynessa McGee 11 Maggie Allard 12 Morgan Donovan 11 Murphy O’Neill 12 Ellie Greiner 11 Amanda Miller 11 Desirae Ball 12 Mollie Paquette 12 Rebecca Lang 12 Meredith Myers 10 Brigid McCuen 11

Pos G G G G W/P P G/W G/W W/P P W W

Ursuline (12-10, 6-4) took second place in the GGCL Scarlet Division last winter. Mount Notre Dame (271, 10-0) won its eighthconsecutive GGCL Scarlet Division title in 2009-2010. Mercy (12-11, 6-4) took third place in the GGCL Scarlet Division followed by third-place St. Ursula (8-13, 5-5). Ursuline opens with a five-game home stand

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Nov. 28 @ Mercy – 1:45 p.m. Dec. 2 Colerain Dec. 5 @ Mason – 6 p.m. Dec. 12 Sycamore – 2 p.m. Dec. 19 @ Warren Central – 3:45 p.m. Dec. 20 @ Holy Cross – 2 p.m. Dec. 21 @ Boone County – 5:30 p.m. Dec. 22 @ Kentucky Holiday Tournament – TBA Dec. 29 @ St. Ursula Jan. 2 @ Fairfield – 2 p.m. Jan. 6 @ Lakota West Jan. 9 Lakota East – 2 p.m. Jan. 16 Oak Hills – 2 p.m. Jan. 20 @ Middletown Jan. 23 @ Hamilton – 2 p.m. Jan. 27 Mason Jan. 30 @ Sycamore – 2 p.m. Feb. 3 @ Colerain Feb. 6 Middletown – 2 p.m. Feb. 13 Fairfield – 2 p.m. All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted a good schedule,” Phillips said. “I think the tough schedule helps prepare the team for the postseason.” Princeton’s first game is Saturday, Nov. 28, at Mercy at 1:45 p.m.

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Game days Nov. 28 Colerain – 3:30 p.m. Dec. 3 Mount Notre Dame Dec. 5 McNicholas Dec. 8 Walnut Hills Dec. 10 St. Ursula Dec. 15 @ Loveland Dec. 17 @ Seton Dec. 21 Anderson Dec. 29 Glen Este Jan. 5 @ McAuley Jan. 7 Mercy Jan. 14 Kings Jan. 19 @ Lakota East Jan. 23 @ Hughes – 1:30 p.m. Jan. 26 @ Mount Notre Dame Dan. 28 @ St. Ursula Feb. 2 Seton Feb. 4 @ Mercy Feb. 9 McAuley Feb. 11 @ Winton Woods All games are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. including contests against Colerain (Nov. 28 at 3:30 p.m.), Mount Notre Dame (Dec. 3), McNicholas (Dec. 5), Walnut Hills (Dec. 8) and Saint Ursula (Dec. 10). All home games listed above begin at 7:30 p.m. unless noted.

Wyoming expects to be near top of Cincinnati Hills League By Mark Chalifoux mchalifoux@communitypress.com

The Wyoming High School girls’ basketball team finished 19-4 in 2008-2009 and was second in the CHL and the Cowboys will be near the top of the CHL again in 2009-2010. Wyoming returns three starters from that team in senior Alexa Levick, junior Nikki McKee and senior Jane Streeter. Gone is Olivia Temmel, who averaged a doubledouble in her senior season at Wyoming in 2008-2009. Temmel was third on the team in scoring with 11.2 points per game and led the team in rebounding. Fortunately for Wyoming, the Cowboys return their top two scorers in Levick (12.7 points per game) and McKee (11.3 points per game). Senior forward Sudy Gra-

On the team

Name Year Tat Ali 9 Clara Rodrigue 10 Mary Tess Irvine 10 Shannon O’Hara 10 Michelle Jolson 10 Emily Fraik 10 Brigid Kovach 11 Nikki McKee 11 Hailee Schlager 11 Jenni Mark 12 Jane Streeter 12 Sudy Graham 12 Alexa Levick 12

Pos G/P G G P G G G G G/P G P P G

ham will be a player to watch this season along with sophomore guard Michelle Jolson and junior guard Hailee Schlager. Head coach Angie Edmonds said the team is athletic and has good size. “We have good leadership from our upperclassmen and some very talented young players,” Edmonds added.

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Game days

Nov. 30 @ Cincinnati Country Day Dec. 3 @ Goshen Dec. 5 @ Mariemont – 1:30 p.m. Dec. 9 Indian Hill Dec. 12 Reading Dec. 18 @ Madeira Jan. 4 Badin Jan. 9 Deer Park Jan. 12 @ Finneytown Jan. 15 Taylor Jan. 17 @ Pickerington Tournament – 11 a.m. Jan. 21 Woodward Jan. 23 @ Indian Hill - 1:30 p.m. Jan. 26 @ Reading Jan. 29 Mariemont Feb. 1 Loveland Feb. 3 Madeira Feb. 6 @ Deer Park Feb. 9 Finneytown Feb. 12 @ Taylor All games are 7:30 p.m.

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Church preservation rooted in history On Nov. 10, I got a double dose of history when I attended the Glendale Heritage Preservation annual meeting at Christ Church Glendale. Outgoing president Ralph Hoop called for a vote to elect Jack Buescher the new president (his second term) and the incoming slate of trustees and officers. Jack is also vice president of the Depot Museum operations. Jack related a brief background of the Glendale Heritage Preservation. In 1974, Cincinnati Bell wanted to raze a home on Laurel Avenue to expand its switching station. The community uproar reached all the way to the Ohio Supreme Court where it lost the case. Dorene Gove suggested that Glendale had historical value that would protect it from such an action. She organized, documented and worked with the Ohio Historical Society and the U.S. Park Service, obtaining National Historic Landmark status in 1976. Dorene is a trustee and still active after 35 years. The Glendale Heritage Preservation maintains an extensive history of the community. It encourages Glendale families to

share personal histories for inclusion in its library. Christ Church Glendale’s deacon, Laura Chace, is a retired archivist from the Cincinnati MuseEvelyn um Center. She Perkins expertly traced the church’s hisCommunity tory, beginning Press with its founder, columnist John D. Jones. A successful dry goods owner in downtown Cincinnati, he moved the family to Glendale because of his wife’s poor health. Active at Christ Church Cathedral, he desired to establish an Episcopal church in Glendale. The first Episcopal service of 10 communicants was held in a private home in 1865. Jones was elected senior warden. A resolution passed to call Rev. Pradt for two years. Jones expressed fears in his journal that the church wouldn’t grow under Pradt’s leadership. Vestry members donated $1,000 to build a temporary 40by-40 wooden structure and in 1867 welcomed a new rector. The cornerstone for a perma-

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Do you plan to participate in “Black Friday” shopping the day after Thanksgiving. Why or why not? If so, how early do you go?

“No. Because I am a man. Men seldom shop for anything other than beer. That’s why we have wives. And I can get beer anytime at a good price.” B.B. “This year, unlike previous Black Fridays, I’ll be the designated babysitter so the really serious ‘shop until you drop’ members of the family can be door-busters. Of course it depends on the specials that stores offer. Hopefully the economy doesn’t put a damper on it.” R.V. “Don’t plan to go and have never been. To most men, shopping is as much fun as a prostate exam by porcupine. Shopping on Black Friday would be like parachute jumping into a razor wire fence top. It’s unthinkable.” F.S.D. “No, I have no desire to get up before the sunrise, go out into the cold, fight the crowds, all to save a few dollars – not for me! I’ll take my time joyfully finding the right gifts for my loved ones.” M.P. “Black Friday is a day for me to avoid even if they have overly media hyped sales, specials, and bargains. “This is nothing more than difficult parking challenges, long walks, standing, waiting, and gratuitous spending for ‘gotta have’ items that after the season will most likely hold miniscule value. “Stay home. Spend quality time with those that you love and love you!” Harried Holiday Humbug “Can't go this year and am bummed. Love getting up at 4 a.m. and store hopping with my

daughters and friends. Used to find great buys on things I didn't know I needed and couldn't find a place to store or a good recipient. In recent years I don't go to shop; I go for the fun. It's a Festival for Shoppers!” S.J.P. “I started taking mild blood pressure reducing medication about six months ago. Shopping on Black Friday would NOT be a great idea for me. Besides, my kids will be in town and that time is precious. 'Nuff said!” M.M. “What a great tradition Black Friday is in America. I actually remember when it wasn't called Black Friday, but the biggest shopping day of the year. It takes many people to prepare for the day from the retailing side of things, from the planning and buying to presentation, hiring of extra sales people to staffing a very long day. The economy, or lack of, has caused havoc for retailing in general. I hope you'll be able to join the millions that will try to hit the stores to take advantage of the bargains the day after Thanksgiving. Drive safety, be courteous and keep joy in your hearts.” E.E.C. “My wife gave me a choice of either sliding down a razor blade banister into a pool of salty iodine, or going shopping on Black Friday. I’m taking the slide.” J.J. “I would not subject myself, wife or any other loved one to early morning shopping on ‘Black Friday.’ My personal experience follows working third shift at a very large 24-hour store in Eastgate. No thank you, I’ve seen too much. The yellow and black ‘crime scene tape’ is cut down in designated sales areas and total mayhem follows. It’s sorta like another potential tragic ‘Who Con-

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From left, Glendale Heritage Preservation outgoing president Ralph Hoop, the Rev. Deacon Laura Chace and new Glendale Heritage Preservation President Jack Buescher. nent building was laid on Oct. 17, 1868, and the first service in it was held May 30, 1869. Local stonemasons, stonecutters and Indiana limestone fashioned the imposing $25,000 Gothic Revival structure. Henry Frye and Son, accomplished English carvers, carved the cross and the stunning eagle on the lectern.

Next question Compared to last year, do you plan to spend more or less on gifts this holiday season? Every week The Tri-County Press asks readers a question they can reply to via e-mail. Send your answers to tricountypress@community press.com with Chatroom in the subject line. cert.’ I must admit at that black time, I do stop working while on the clock and watch the total disregard for personal safety and lack of concern for unknown fellow shoppers and employees on the floor. With this said, ‘Merry Christmas’ and please appreciate the reduced fruit cake bought on Christmas Eve.” J.W. “No way! I can't stand the long check-out lines and limited parking! I do most of my Christmas shopping online these days. I usually find the best prices online and often get free shipping.” R.K. “I always do although I buy less each year. It is more about the experience and kicking off my holiday shopping than it is about getting it all done. I find a few great bargains every year that make it worth getting up at 5 a.m. on my day off.” J.H., Florence “I may participate this year in Black Friday although I have usually worked in the past and would not have wasted a day off. However, with economic changes I am definitely going to be looking for bargains and will be out the door by 4 a.m. if not before. I am nuts!” N.C. “No, I do not plan to shop on Black Friday. I plan to shop as little as possible. If I have to shop, I prefer to do it at a time when others are not shopping.” G.G.

The 1875 arrival of the Rev. Dr. David Pise marked the beginning of 19 years of calm, prosperous times for the church. The first addition was a memorial chapel dedicated to Dr. Pise by his son. It was used for Sunday school, weekday meetings and parish social life. The “Good Shepherd” window,

Fort Hood’s opportunities Of all the misfortunes that could have befallen humanity, this may be up there with the worst. It was not the greatest in the number of senseless deaths. Nor was it an act by an indoctrinated and uneducated foreign terrorist. It gives rise to a mistrust of educated and supposedly loyal fellow Muslims. To their credit, the Muslim communities quickly expressed horror at the atrocity. As the events unfold we will learn more. Hopefully, the truly observant Muslims will explain to their radicalized coreligionist that of the 114 Surahs in the Qur’an 113 begin with the words: “In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.” The meaning seems quite clear. When one strictly follows a religion, one adheres to the lessons in the Holy books. To make my position very clear. I consider myself as an agnostic theist. I believe in God, but question the tendency of mankind to create God in whatever image re-enforces their beliefs. This gives me the ability to respect any religion based on the value of their humanitarian principles.

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given in memorial to Dr. Pise by his son, is not stained glass, but rather, paint on glass. However, there are magnificent stained glass depictions of biblical stories. The “Annunciation” window is by Tiffany. William A. Procter built a new parish hall (Olivia House) in honor of his mother. Later, the Procters built the stone rectory. The bell tower, installed in 1915, delighted young and old. It played “Mary Had a Little Lamb” for girls’ birthdays, “Little Jack Horner” for boys’ birthdays and rang for those who turned 80. Four decades later, the All Saints Chapel united Olivia House with the church and provided office space. Organist and musical director Bryan Mock shared the history of the stunning pipe organ, one of the largest in Cincinnati. Built for a New York concert hall in 1876 by Hilborne Roosevelt, cousin to Theodore, it has 3,000 pipes, some of which are 25 feet high and hidden in the ceiling. Evelyn Perkins writes a regular column about people and events in the TriCounty Press area. Send items for her column to 10127 Chester Road, Woodlawn, 45215, or call her directly at 772-7379.

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Included in these principles is the important quality of respect for those whose values are the same, but differ in their beliefs. The tragedy at Edward Levy Fort Hood presan opportuCommunity ents nity for all people Press guest of goodwill to procolumnist mote their differing beliefs by joining together to eliminate secular atrocities. The question is, can we do it? It presents an opportunity for Muslims to validate the good principles and teachings of their faith to foster fellowship among all mankind. The Qur’an has many references to supporting the poor and unfortunate. It includes kindness and acceptance to those of other religions that perform this duty. Perhaps this would be an opportunity for American Muslims to become leaders in the fight against the atrocities created in the name of their religion in the Middle East. Humanity is at a critical crossroad. We can destroy each other in senseless wars that our vastly different religions would spawn or we can validate our religions by working together peacefully to create a better world for everyone. The choice is clearly toward toleration and cooperation. No matter which representation of God we believe in, we would be acting as the many Holy Books require. My sincere hope is that we turn this tragedy into a beginning of good will among all peoples. If this occurs, those dead will not have died in vain. Edward Levy is a longtime resident of Montgomery and a former college instructor.

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I may not get to work in the toy-making room with the festive elves. I may not get to ride through the crisp cool air with him on the big night. However, I still believe that I have the best job of all as Santa’s helper for the Community Press. I’m a part of one of the most cherished Christmas traditions – Letters to Santa. What a wonderful gesture, children of all ages and walks of life sitting down with pen (or crayon) in hand, sharing their holiday The Letters to Santa are in the little authors’ own words. Just the way Santa likes them. Any letters received after the deadline and not published here have been forwarded to the North Pole. Thank you to all who wrote letters. Merry Christmas!

Emma, Anne-Marie, and Isabelle Dear Santa Claus, Hello. This is AnneMarie. I am 5 years old. I would like a “Let’s Play School” set so that I can teach my little sister some things. I would also like a cash register to play store with my sisters and friends. My little sister, Isabelle, would like a baby carrier. Her doll baby’s name is “Baby Emma". Isabelle is 2 years old. My baby sister, Emma, would like a Little People School Bus. Emma is almost 1 year old. That’s all. Thank you for giving us lots of toys. Love, Anne-Marie, 5 Isabelle, 2 Emma 1 Dear Santa , My name is Brody. I am two years old. I live in Carthage with my Mommy and Daddy. I have been a very good boy all year long. All I want for Christmas is Power Wheel Jeep or Quad. I like hot wheels too. I also like those big things with all the bouncy balls in them. Thank you very much Love, Brody, 2 Carthage

wishes and thoughts with our jolly ol’ friend. For those children who aren’t yet old enough to Melissa write, Mom and Dad Hayden Santa’s even take time from Helper their busy schedules to send a letter on their behalf. These letters are more than a list of desired gifts, but the heart of innocence and hope! Santa’s helper was greatly

PJ, Charlie and Erin Dear Santa, My name is Erin. I am 4 years old. I live in Sharonville. For Christmas please may I have another pony (My Little Pony), toy bunnies, and pretty please a jewelry box with a dancing ballerina with two keys, one to make the music, one to open and close it. My baby brother Charlie needs a pacifer. PJ is 2 years old. He wants Benny from Bob the Builder, a robot dog, and robots please. Love, Erin, 4 PJ,2 Charlie Sharonville

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Dear Santa, I want a Spongebob toy. I want Patrick for Marley (my big sis). Love, Bonham, 2

Dear Santa, Hi Santa. How are you and Mrs. Claus doing? I am sending a note to get a new toy. This is what I really, really, really like: a new butterfly Barbie! I’m sure going to sleep good Marley on Christmas night. I sure love snow! And one more thing, I like Christmas. I want my brother to have a great Christmas and I want you to bring him a toy castle. Thank you for bringing all the presents and I hope you and Mrs. Claus have a Merry Christmas. Love, Marley, 6

Dear Santa Hi, My name is Cortneigh, I have been the best good girl this year. Santa I was thinking I would like a cleaning fairy so I don’t have to clean my room all the time. It seems like that is all I ever have to do clean my room, clean my room. But I know fairies are in short supply cause my grandma says so,so maybe I better ask for some other things. I would like clothes, games for my wii, some good books, a few videos and my dogs need new collars. I would like an American Girl doll Named Julia too. Be sure to drop off presents to all the kids, even the bad ones. It is not easy being a kid sometimes! I like Christmas, everyone seems to be nicer to each other. Here is my picture Thanks for all you do for all us kids. Have a safe trip, don’t forget to feed the reindeer. Love, Cortneigh, 8 Sharonville

Aversa and Nicol Dear Santa, My little brother Nicol and I have been good this year. I am 8 and he is 5. We haven’t decided what we want for you to bring for both of us so we want you to pick out something we can share. We promise to take turns with it and share it. Merry Christmas! Love, Aversa Springfield Township P.S. Why do you have other people play you at the malls?

encouraged to receive the bundles of letters from devoted Santa believers this year. I’ve been busy as... well as an elf, sorting and typing in the letters so that they may be published in this week’s paper. I love my job. I love reading all the letters and seeing all the cute pictures the kids draw or send in of themselves. It’s truly the most wonderful time of year for me. And their kind-hearted requests for Santa to remember those less fortunate, soldiers, and Mom and

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I have been trying very hard to be a good boy. I want to ask for a Wii and 4 Devin games to play with it. I will be good. Thank you. Love, Devin, 6 Forest Park

Dear Santa, Hi my name is Andreah, I am 8 yrs old and have been a very good girl this year. I really like pokemon stuff, webkins and some Ds Andreah games I also would like a new pillow. I will leave some reindeer food out for the deer and some milk and cookies for you. hugs kisses, Andreah, 8 Finneytown Dear Santa, I’m having a good time. Thanks for my toys last year. Please bring both my sister and I some toys. I like Lightning McQueen, Sesame Street, Spiderman, Incredible Hulk, Larry Boy, plain old Larry Veggie Tales and guys like those, Batman, and Scooby Doo toys that are really scary. Jacob I like them and I’m not scared of them at all. Do you like them? I would also like a piston cup that is not attached to anything that is meduim sized. Please send Jesus and God a dark blue or light blue balloon. I love you God and Jesus. Thank you, Jacob, 4 Blue Ash

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Dad melts my heart. This strong belief in Santa should make all of us feel better about life. In a world so full of skepticism, it’s refreshing to see how many children remain faithful to their belief in Santa. The letters mean a lot to Santa, too. He treasures every last drop of ink! The letters make Santa feel good and it makes all his hard work worthwhile. So, thank you to everyone who submitted a letter and a very Merry Christmas!

Dear Santa, Hi my name is Jacob, I have been trying to be a very good boy this year. For Christmas I would like a X box, Laptop, Wii, Game cube, sim city Jacob 2000 for DS, Smack down vs Raw 2009, Webkinz, Jaws unleashed, Thanks, Jacob, 10 Finneytown P.s. leave plenty of Hot chocolate and Marsh mellows for you this year Dear Santa, My name is Ryan. I just turned 7 years old. THis year for Christmas I want a guitar, punt pass and kick football trainer, Tech Deck, Trouble, Piranha Ryan P a n i c , matchbox mega Rig Pirate Ship, and a nerf dart gun. I will leave you lots of cookies! Love, Ryan, 7 Finneytown Dear Santa, My name is Adam, but everyone calls me Peanut. I’m 3 1/2 years old and just started preschool this year. This year for Christmas I want some more play doh, a nerf dart gun,. Flick trix, transformers, a nin- Adam tendo DS so I can play with my borther, Hulk Smash hands and a basetball hoop for my room. I will go to bed extra early on Christmas eve! Love, Adam “Peanut,” 3 1/2 Finneytown

Dear Santa, This is Nicol and I am five and I’ve been good for a long time. I want a new dog, Santa please, as a replacement for our dog Sammy so our dog Misha isn’t sad anymore. My sister Aversa is good to me sometimes so bring her something, too. Love, Nicol Springfield Township

Matthew and Cameron Dear Santa, My name is Cameron. I just lost two teeth and now I’ve turned six! I would like a Lego set. These are the three options: Space Police, Power Miners or Mission to Mars. The Legos are the most important. I would also like a robot starter kit and The Empire Strikes Back. I thought you would like some cookies and a glass of milk. Maybe with a mint, too? I can leave it for you by the fireplace of course. Thank you! Cameron, 6 Montgomery Dear Santa, My name is Matthew. I am two years old. I really, really want you to bring me my own Knuffle Bunny. Every night when we read Knuffle Bunny, I ask my mom, “Where is MY Knuffle Bunny?” Please bring him to me. You can also bring me some surprises. Maybe a Lego set? I will try not to cry if I see you this year. Thanks! Matthew, 2 Montgomery


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HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS

Holiday in Lights, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road. One-mile drive-through outdoor lights and themed figures display. $12 per car, $45 for buses and 15-passenger vans, $2 coupon available online. Presented by Hamilton County Park District. 769-0393; www.holidayinlights.com. Sharonville.

HOLIDAY THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving Dinner, noon-1:30 p.m. Sharonville United Methodist Church, 3751 Creek Road. Covered dishes are welcome. Free. Reservations are required by Nov. 20. 563-0117; www.sumc-worship.com. Sharonville. Thanksgiving Day Buffet, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. deSha’s American Tavern, 11320 Montgomery Road. Turkey with sides, salmon, pasta, baked ham and carved beef. $29.99, $12.95 ages 4-12, free ages 3 and under. 247-9933. Montgomery. Thanksgiving Day Buffet, noon-7 p.m. La Petite France, 3177 Glendale-Milford Road. Turkey, plus French items, cheese tray, salads and crudite, roast beef tenderloin, ham with champagne, crepes and desserts. $29.95, $15.95 ages 5-12. 733-8383. Evendale.

RECREATION

Gobble Gobble 5K Family Fun Run/Walk, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Swaim Park, Zig Zag and Cooper roads, Registration 7:45-8:30 a.m. Kids Fun Run 8:45 a.m. 5K family Fun Walk/Run travels through streets of Montgomery. Pets welcome. Benefits local Eastern Cincinnati YL clubs. $25, $15 ages 18 and under; Kids Fun Run free. Registration recommended. 791-3730; http://sites.younglife.org/sites/EasternCincinnati/default.aspx. Montgomery. F R I D A Y, N O V. 2 7

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

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. 929-2427. Glendale.

COOKING EVENTS

Holiday Confections, 11 a.m. Williams-Sonoma, 7875 Montgomery Road. Demonstration. Free. 793-3445. Kenwood.

FOOD & DRINK

Wine Tasting, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Piazza Discepoli Glendale, 23 Village Square. $10. 7716611; www.piazzadiscepoli.com. Glendale.

HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS

Holiday in Lights, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Santa arrives on Sharonville Fire Department fire truck and rides through display to Santaland opening at Sharon Centre. Sharon Woods, $12 per car, $45 for buses and 15-passenger vans, $2 coupon available online. 7690393; www.holidayinlights.com. Sharonville. Santaland, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road. Sharon Centre. Amazing Portable Circus Kids Rock Show with music and dancing, large train display, talking Christmas tree, hot chocolate and other treats and more. Photos with Santa available: $5 single, $30 Best Value Package. Free. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Sharonville.

LITERARY - SIGNINGS

Rusty McClure, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Barnes & Noble Kenwood, 7800 Montgomery Road. Author discusses and signs “Cincinnatus: The Secret Plot to Save America.” Free. 4743537. Kenwood.

PUBLIC HOURS

Gorman Heritage Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road. An environmentally responsible working farm. $5, $3 ages 3-17 and seniors, free for members. 563-6663; www.gormanfarm.org. Evendale.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Sports Card Show & Auctions, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. VIPs permitted to enter at 10 a.m. Autographs with Hall of Famer Juan Marichal and Orlando Cepeda and former Red Eddie Milner 6-8 p.m. Moeller High School, 9001 Montgomery Road. Sports card show and memorabilia auction. More than 125 dealers booths. Buy, sell and trade. Celebrity signings. Auctions held at 2 p.m. daily. $3. Presented by Archbishop Moeller High School. 3985225; www.cincycardshows.com. Kenwood. S A T U R D A Y, N O V. 2 8

COOKING EVENTS Great Gifts, 11 a.m. Williams-Sonoma, 7875 Montgomery Road. Demonstration. Free. 793-3445. Kenwood. CRAFT SHOWS

Sharonville Holiday Craft Emporium, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sharonville Community Center, 10990 Thornview Drive. Crafters and food. Raffle benefits Sharonville Christmas Fund and local teen group. Do not need to be present to win. Presented by Sharonville Parks and Recreation Department. 5632895. Sharonville.

FARMERS MARKET

Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.

HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS

Holiday in Lights, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Sharon Woods, $12 per car, $45 for buses and 15passenger vans, $2 coupon available online. 7690393; www.holidayinlights.com. Sharonville. Santaland, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Sharon Woods, Free. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Sharonville.

MUSIC - ACOUSTIC

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

MUSIC - BLUES

For more about Greater Cincinnati’s dining, music, events, movies and more, go to Metromix.com. Gorman Heritage Farm, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, $5, $3 ages 3-17 and seniors, free for members. 563-6663; www.gormanfarm.org. Evendale.

RECREATION

Teen Night, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Hang out with friends and meet new ones, participate in basketball, soccer, swimming, cornhole, rock climbing, movies, YMCA Dance Club, Guitar Hero and Sing Star. Pizza and drinks available for purchase. Bring school ID. $6, $4 member. Registration required. 791-5000. Blue Ash.

SHOPPING

Gift Wrapping and Bow Demonstration, 1 p.m. The Container Store, 5901 E. Galbraith Road. Includes giveaways. Free. 745-0600; www.containerstore.com. Sycamore Township.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Sports Card Show & Auctions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Autographs with Hall of Famer Juan Marichal and Orlando Cepeda and former Red Eddie Milner 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Moeller High School, $3. 398-5225; www.cincycardshows.com. Kenwood.

TOURS

Guided Farm Tour, 10 a.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Road. Member of farm staff gives insight on farm’s history and practices and answers visitors’ questions. Includes live animal visits. $8. Reservations recommended. Through Dec. 12. 563-6663; www.gormanfarm.org. Evendale. S U N D A Y, N O V. 2 9

BARS/CLUBS

Who-Dey Sundeys, 1 p.m. Sluggers Rockin’ Sports Cafe, 10765 Reading Road. Bengals football, food, drink specials, contests and giveaways. Free. 956-3797. 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. 782-4399. Springdale.

COOKING CLASSES

Williams-Sonoma Tech Class, 11 a.m. Enjoy the Holidays with Le Creuset. Williams-Sonoma, 7875 Montgomery Road. Free. Registration required. 793-3445. Kenwood.

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HOLIDAY - CHRISTMAS

PUBLIC HOURS

Glendale Heritage Museum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Glendale Heritage Museum, 44 Village Square. Displays history of America’s first planned railroad commuter town. Free, donations accepted. Presented by Glendale Heritage Preservation. Through Dec. 31. 771-4908. Glendale.

PUBLIC HOURS

Gorman Heritage Farm, noon-5 p.m. Gorman Heritage Farm, $5, $3 ages 3-17 and seniors, free for members. 563-6663; www.gormanfarm.org. Evendale. 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.

SHOPPING

Gift Wrapping and Bow Demonstration, 1 p.m. The Container Store, Free. 745-0600; www.containerstore.com. Sycamore Township.

COMMUNITY DANCE

Phil Blank Blues Band, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Jim Dandy’s Family BBQ, 2343 E. Sharon Road. 771-4888. Sharonville. Our Town, 8 p.m. Mayerson JCC, 8485 Ridge Road. Thorton Wilder classic about cycle of life through the eyes of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. $15, $12 ages 11 and under. 793-6237. Amberley Village.

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Hamilton County Park District is hosting Holiday in Lights from 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 6-9 p.m. SundaysThursdays, at Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville. It is through Jan. 2. It is a one-mile, drive-through outdoor lights and themed figures display. The cost is $12 per car, $45 for buses and 15-passenger vans, $2 coupon available online. Call 769-0393 or visit www.holidayinlights.com.

Holiday in Lights, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Sharon Woods, $12 per car, $45 for buses and 15passenger vans, $2 coupon available online. 769-0393; www.holidayinlights.com. Sharonville. Santaland, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Sharon Woods, Free. 521-7275; www.greatparks.org. Sharonville.

ON STAGE - THEATER

Our Town, 3 p.m. Mayerson JCC, $15, $12 ages 11 and under. 793-6237. Amberley Village.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Sports Card Show & Auctions, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Autographs with Hall of Famer Juan Marichal and Orlando Cepeda and former Red Eddie Milner 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Moeller High School, $3. 398-5225; www.cincycardshows.com. Kenwood. M O N D A Y, N O V. 3 0

BARS/CLUBS Monday Night Football Madness, 8 p.m. Sluggers Rockin’ Sports Cafe, 10765 Reading Road. With “Drinko Plinko” game and prizes. 956-3797. Evendale. CIVIC

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.

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CIVIC

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.

EDUCATION

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, 7 p.m. Free information session. Blue Ash YMCA, 5000 YMCA Drive. Information on how to get out of debt, cash flow planning, saving, insurance and investment basics, how to achieve your financial goals and other money related topics. With Sandra Faith Hall, Dave Ramsey Certified Counselor. Family friendly. $93 per family. Registration required. 550-3337. Blue Ash.

FOOD & DRINK

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.

HEALTH / WELLNESS

Baby Sitter Training Course, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. American Red Cross Blue Ash Chapter, 10870 Kenwood Road. Ages 11-15. Learn accident prevention, first aid, diapering and feeding. $40. Registration required. Presented by American Red Cross Cincinnati Area Chapter. 792-4000; www.cincinnatiredcross.org. Blue Ash.

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BARS/CLUBS

Fifty-cent Draft Wednesdays, 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Sluggers Rockin’ Sports Cafe, 10765 Reading Road. Also available: $2 shots, beer pong, cornhole, pool tables, jukebox, food and more. Ages 21 and up. 965-3757. Evendale.

EDUCATION

Flying Cloud Academy of Vintage Dance Classes, 7:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m. Latin. The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave. No partner needed. Soft-soled shoes required. $8, $5 members and students with ID. No reservation needed. Presented by Flying Cloud Academy of Vintage Dance. 7333077; www.vintagedance.net. Wyoming.

FARMERS MARKET

Greenacres Farm Store, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Greenacres Farm Store, 891-4227. Indian Hill. Turner Farm, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Turner Farm, 561-7400. Indian Hill.

COMMUNITY DANCE

Contra Dance, 8 p.m.-10 p.m. The Center for the Arts, 322 Wyoming Ave. Wear soft-soled shoes. No partner needed. Beginner’s workshop 7:30 p.m. $4, $1 ages 20 and under, free first time for newcomers. Presented by Cincinnati Contra Dancers. 859-291-6197; www.cincinnaticontradance.org. Wyoming.

KARAOKE AND OPEN MIC

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

SUPPORT GROUPS

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 p.m. Atonement Lutheran Church, 305 Cameron Road. Presented by Greater Cincinnati O.A. Intergroup. 921-1922. Springdale. T U E S D A Y, D E C . 1

ART & CRAFT CLASSES Drawing, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Sharonville Community Center, 10990 Thornview Drive. Learn techniques to improve abilities for beginners and up. Pencils and charcoal will be used. Supplies provided. Ages 8-12. $20, $17 residents per session. Registration required. 563-2895. Sharonville. BARS/CLUBS FILE PHOTO

The Syrian Shrine Holiday Circus Extravaganza comes to the Cincinnati Gardens from Friday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Nov. 29. Times are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $18-22, $5 ages 12 and under. Call 800745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Cornhole Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Sluggers Rockin��� Sports Cafe, 10765 Reading Road. 9653757; www.myspace.com/sluggersbar. Evendale.

PROVIDED

Burn off calories and help others at the 100th Thanksgiving Day Race at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, at Paul Brown Stadium, the start and finish line. The 10k run/walk benefits charities, including The Ronald McDonald House. Register race day or go to thanksgivingdayrace.com. Entry fee is $25.


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Text-messaging God on Thanksgiving Day (To be prayed alone or with others before the main Thanksgiving meal.) Lord God, as children of our culture we are seldom at peace with what we have. We are more conscious of what we do not have and believe our happiness will come from having more. We gather together today, however, to thank you for all you have given us and for all that others have given us. Help us each day to take delight in the simple things of life, appreciate the love of those close to us, and

acknowledge how fortunate we really are. W e r e c a l l today the of Father Lou words the GerGuntzelman man mysPerspectives tic, Meister Eckhart, who said, “If the only prayer you ever say in your life is ‘Thanks!’ that will suffice.” He knew that to genuinely experience gratitude,

we must realize first of all that we have received, from whom we have received, and that ultimately every good thing in our lives comes from a beneficent God. So, for reasons known only in the stillness of our grateful hearts, each of us can our own the following Thanksgiving Day prayer:

O Divine Giver of Gifts

I stand beneath an endless waterfall of your abundant gifts to me. I thank you especially

for the blessing of life itself, the most precious of all your gifts to me. I thank you, Ever-Generous One, for clothing to wear, for food and drink to nourish my body, for books and music, for the ability to give and receive love, for all the talents and skills you’ve bestowed upon me. I thank you for the many joys of my life, for my family and my friends, for work that gives me a sense of purpose and invests my life with meaning.

I thank you as well for the sufferings and trials of my life, which in a paradoxical way, are also your gifts- and which, together with my mistakes, are among my most important teachers. I thank you for all my deceased relatives and friends who, over many generations, have contributed in unimaginable ways and helped bring me to this day and to become the person I am. Grant that I may never greet a new day without the awareness of some gift

for which to give your thanks, O God. And may constant thanksgiving be my song until I sing it forever in your heaven of endless gifts and love, Amen Father Lou Guntzelman is a Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Reach him at s 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.

Be alarmed if you haven’t tested your security system Many people have home security systems to protect them in the event of a fire or break-in. But, if you have such a system, when was the last time you checked to make sure it is being properly monitored? If it’s been awhile, you could be in for a rude awakening. John Witmer of Florence relies on his security system to not only sound an alarm in his neighborhood but call the police or fire department if necessary. “We moved here in 1989, and we had the alarm system installed when we moved in. The house had already been hard-wired for it, so we just activated it with the Rollins Company,” said Witmer. The contract called for continuous monitoring of the alarm system at a

monthly cost of $26. “We know it worked because one of our neighbors Howard Ain came in Hey Howard! one time with a key, inadvertently while we were gone, and the police and fire department showed up to harass her – so we know the system functioned,” he said. In 1997, Security Link took over from Rollins and four years later ADT bought them out. “The only contact we had with ADT – they made a phone call and asked us how we wanted to be billed, a check deduction or send a bill, and we wanted a bill,” Witmer said.

They continued to receive and pay monitoring bills for eight years until, “A couple of weeks ago my wife inadvertently bumped into our emergency medical button and the alarm went off in the house,” Witmer said. They turned off the alarm and called ADT to say it was a false alarm.“We called, they answered and said, ‘What event.’ Well, one thing led to another and we started testing the system,” Witmer said. The problem is, although ADT was now billing Witmer, the alarm system was still programmed to call a now non-existent phone number at Rollins. So, although ADT was billing for monitoring, it really wasn’t able to receive the call. Witmer says he’s learned a valuable lesson.

“We were just flabbergasted to find out we weren’t being monitored,” said Witmer. Because so many years have elapsed since he signed that Rollins contract, there’s no documentation to show which type of monitoring service plan Witmer had signed up for – the company periodic testing or customer testing.

ADT has now offered to refund some of Witmer’s money, put in a new system, and provide three years worth of free monitoring. Bottom line, no matter which company you have, you need to have periodic tests of your home security system to make sure everything is working. But first call the alarm company to say you’re

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ings in your life, and put the burdens in G o d ’ s hands. T h a t ’s w h e r e Rita t h e y Heikenfeld belong, anyway. Rita’s kitchen T h i s year, because of the economy, a lot of us are facing challenges we never had before. But remember, whether your table is laden with food or more meagerly set out, contentment is not the fulfillment of what you desire, but the realization of how much you already have, and the most important things are not “things.” Have the best Thanksgiving ever!

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This recipe is one that I

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get requests for each year. And it’s a keeper for sure. Kroger’s salad has a loose texture, and both Ginny and Marilyn replicated this. Most likely, Ginny’s is closer to what I tasted at Kroger, since hers uses whole cranberry sauce. But both sound equally good.

Ginny Moorehouse’s cranberry celebration salad:

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Boil pineapple, cranberry and lemon juice together. Add Jell-O. Remove from heat and stir in cranberries. Put in refrigerator until almost set. Add pineapple and nuts. Add a half cup of chopped celery if you like.

“I’ve been making this for years for my family,” Ginny said. 1 pkg. cherry or strawberry Jell-O 1 cup boiling liquid: 1⁄2 cup each orange juice and water 13⁄4 cups cranberry sauce, jellied type 1 cup diced celery (optional but good) 1 ⁄2 cup chopped walnuts 3 ⁄4 cup crushed drained pineapple Dissolve Jell-O in boiling liquid. Add cranberry sauce and blend. When it starts to congeal, add other ingredients. This will not get real firm.

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Marilyn Hoskin’s cranberry celebration salad:

Try substituting cherry Jell-O if you like.

1 can, 15 oz., pure pumpkin purée 1 can, 12 oz., evaporated milk 3 ⁄4 cup sugar 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 3 ⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 ⁄2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, slightly beaten

Rita’s ‘like’ Frisch’s pumpkin pie

I’ve shared this before and the requests for it come in on a regular basis this time of year. When I was first trying to clone this, I called Frisch’s and the word from Karen Maier, VP of marketing, was that the recipe is proprietary. Karen did say Frisch’s uses only pumpkin (read the label on your can of pumpkin purée – it could have winter squash included as they are members of the pumpkin family and can

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Whisk pumpkin, milk, sugar and spices together. Add salt and eggs and blend. Pour into pastrylined pan. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes; lower temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until set. Serves eight.

Coming soon

• The real transparent pie from Withrow High in the 1960s. • My clone of Entenmann’s pound cake

Chili reception

“Wow! The recipes for Fern Storer’s chili are still coming in, and the best part is the stories that go with them. I think she’s up heaven ladling up a batch right now …”

Correction

Part of the taffy apple salad recipe was inadvertantly omitted last week in the newspaper. The full directions should have been: “Drain pineapple, keep juice. Mix pineapple chunks and marshmallows, refrigerate overnight. In saucepan over low heat, heat juice, sugar, flour, egg and vinegar. Stir continually and cook until thick. Refrigerate overnight. Next day, combine Cool Whip, flour mixture, pineapple mixture, apples and nuts. Makes a large bowl. ”

Online help

Visit Rita online at www.communitypress.com for tips on preparing your Thanksgiving turkey. Or call the hotlines at: Butterball – 800-288-8372; USDA – 800-535-4555. Rita Nader Heikenfeld is Macy’s certified culinary professional and family herbalist, an educator and author. E-mail her at columns@communitypress.com with “Rita’s kitchen” in the subject line. Or call 513-2487130, ext. 356. Visit Rita at www.Abouteating.com.

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be used interchangeably). They hold their puréed pumpkin for a year in the can – and that “ages” it and makes a nicely set pie. They also add cornstarch for the same reason. The main ingredients are not unlike what you’d make at home, just hugely different proportions and “secret” spices. Here’s as close as I can get. I’ll add a half teaspoon or so of cornstarch if I’m using home canned pumpkin, as it’s a bit looser than purchased pumpkin. If you want, add more of the spices to your taste.

The Wyoming Woman’s Club will celebrate the holidays with its traditional Holiday Silent Auction with crafts and items for gift giving Monday, Dec. 7, at the Wyoming Civic Center. The auction benefits the WWC Scholarship Fund. Since 1949, the membersupported scholarship fund has provided a yearly award to a Wyoming High School graduating senior. Winifred Petree, member musician, will entertain on the piano during the social time, from 11:30 a.m. until noon. There may even be a sing-along before the holi-

day lunch prepared and served by Wyoming Meat Market Catering at 12:15 p.m. At 1 p.m., the Wyoming High School and Middle School Choirs, under the direction of Kathryn Trent, will continue to herald the holiday season. The meeting will end at 2 p.m. after the announcement of The silent auction results. The deadline for lunch reservations is noon, Wednesday, Dec. 2. For information, call Andi Stewart at 931-9218. Guests are always warmly welcomed.

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Gorman Heritage Farm staffer Dave Thomson, Evendale Mayor Don Apking and farm director Sandra Murphy pardon turkeys Don and Sue.

Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the Safety/Service Director, Municipal Building, 10900 Reading Road, Sharonville, Ohio, 45241, until 12:00 P.M. local time on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009, for furnishing all labor, materials and equipment necessary to complete the project known as SPINNER AVENUE STREAM BANK STABILIZATION and, at said time and place, publicly opened and read aloud. Contract documents, bid sheets, plan and specifications can be obtained at Sharonville Municipal Building for $35.00 per set, (non-refundable); plans requested by mail will be an additional $10.00 per set. Checks shall be made payable to City of Sharonville, Ohio. Specifications will also be on file in the plan room of the F. W. Dodge Corporation, Allied Construction Industries (ACI), Reed Construction Data, and CDS Associates, Inc., 11120 Kenwood Road, Cincinnati, Ohio. Each bidder is required to furnish with his proposal, a Bid Guaranty and Contract Bond in accordance with Section 153.54 through 153.571 of the Ohio Revised Code. Bid security furnished in Bond form shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety. Proposals must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the same and all persons interested therein. The Owner intends and requires that this project be completed no later than FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010. When the total overall project exceeds $73,891, all bidders must comply with the prevailing wage rates on Public Improvement in Hamilton County and the City of Sharonville, Ohio, as ascertained and determined by the Administrator of the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services (OBES), as provided in Section 4115.05 through 4115.034 of the Revised Code of the State of Ohio. It is anticipated that the Prevailing Wage Law will not apply to this project. The Safety/Service Director reserves the right to waive irregularities and to reject any or all bids. Ted Mack, Safety/Service Director Publishing Date: Tri-County Press WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2009

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Two Gorman Heritage Farm turkeys can rest a little easier, thanks to an official pardon issued by Evendale Mayor Don Apking. The turkeys, now named Don and Sue after the Mayor and Mrs. Apking, were granted “permanent and unconditional pardon” in a proclamation read by Mayor Apking as a group of elementary school students looked on. Gorman Heritage Farm offers farm-raised turkeys for Thanksgiving, but will save the two pardoned turkeys for use in its educational programs. “We are very pleased that Mayor Apking took the time to come out here and help us celebrate this pardon,” farm director Sandra Murphy said. “We get so wrapped up in our day to day jobs that it’s nice to have a little fun sometimes. We’ll take great care of Don and Sue and use them to teach our visitors more about this great American bird.” Gorman Heritage Farm is a 120-acre working farm. For additional information about the farm, please call Vicki Foster at 5636663, or visit the farm’s Web site at www.gormanfarm.org.

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Potted bulbs can ‘light up’ your spring anywhere You can “light up” your yard next spring by planting spring bulbs in the ground now. But guess what? You can do the same thing to light up your outdoor containers next spring, or to bring spring bulb colors inside your home. Instead of planting bulbs in the ground, simply plant them in a pot. Growing spring bulbs in a container is easy. Here’s what you’ll need for your potted spring bulbs: • 4-, 6-, 8-inch or larger pots, with good drainage holes in the bottom • A good grade potting mix • Espoma’s Bulbtone (a fertilizer) • The bulbs of your choice. Any of the spring flowering bulbs will work, so look at doing some pots of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths for great fragrances, and a few minor bulbs, like crocus, for early colors. Take your pots and place about an inch or two of the potting mix in the bottom.

T h e n , evenly distribute your bulbs in the mix, point up, and feel free to plant a little Ron Wilson them closer than In the you would garden normally in the ground. For the tulips, place the flat side of the bulb to the outside of the pot. Cover your bulbs with more of your soil-less mix, sprinkle on a little bulb food, and then continue to fill the pot to the top, lightly compressing the soil as you fill. Water your potted bulbs thoroughly, and you’re ready to grow. Now, here’s the secret: You must over winter your potted bulbs in cold temperatures. So, leave your pots sitting outside, watering them when the soil dries out. Once the temperatures outside have become cold, consistently, move the planted bulb pots inside an

unheated garage or shed, put them down in a window well, or actually heel them into the ground, and cover with mulch or leaves for the winter. Check to make sure they have soil moisture when you move them, and water lightly over the winter as the soil dries. Otherwise, just let them sit dormant enjoying the cold temperatures. Early next spring, when the bulbs start to grow, bring them in to the house, or place your potted bulbs in an outdoor planter, give them a light water soluble feeding, water as needed, and let them do their “spring thing.” When they’re totally finished blooming and growing, you can take them out of the pot, plant them in the garden, and enjoy them for years to come. Ron Wilson is marketing manager for Natorp’s Inc. Garden Stores and is the garden expert for 55KRC-AM and Local 12. Reach him at columns@communitypress.com.

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Program gives tips on effective communication By Kelly McBride Reddy kreddy@communitypress.com

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Frank Messina explains the value of effective communication in business. The seminar was part of the Sharonville Chamber of Commerce Business Development series.

About two dozen business men and women gathered in Sharonville recently to learn how to get their point across more effectively at the office. Communicating to them about communication was Frank Messina, president of Advantage Educational Services, who interacted with the audience, winding a path through the lunch tables and engaging the participants in the seminar with questions to which there were specific answers. He quickly cut to the bottom line. “What if communication

is not really clear (from manager to employee)? Messina asked. “What did this cost?” Answer: Money through hours of lost productivity. Many nodded in recognition of this dilemma at work. His session, “Say It Isn’t So!” examines the cost of ineffective communication, the hidden losses and how to avoid them. It was part of the Professional Development series offered by the Sharonville Chamber of Commerce. That event was sponsored by Sharonville business Frank’s Glass. Messina left the group with a few points to ponder

about communication: • Make sure instructions are clear. • Communication can affect morale among employees. • Poor communication can lead to poor customer service, which could mean customer loss followed by loss of referral. His advice on how to communicate under stressful situations: take your time, anticipate the outcome and rephrase what you want to say. “It doesn’t matter what you say, it only matters what they think you say,” Messina said. “It’s what

they hear.” Dan Shields, director of business development for Ameridian Specialty Services Inc., said he attended because communication is important in his job. “I have to be able to deal with the professionals as well as the laborers,” he said. Bob Gallagher, who works in marketing sales for the Health-Care Connection, said he’s always looking for continuous training. “It enhances what I do,” he said. The Chamber offers the Professional Development series the third Thursday of every month.

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

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA)

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RELIGION 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. November is Preview Month at Sharonville United Methodist Church Nursery School and Kindergarten; a State of Ohio “Step Up to Quality” pilot school located in Sharonville on Creek Road. If you are interested in enrolling your child (2-K) for the second half of this year or for all the next year, call 5638278 or e-mail Director Barbara Pendleton at rsumcnsdirector@hotmail.com. They are “playing to learn” during their 41st year of

About religion Religion news is published at no charge on a space-available basis. Items must be to our office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, for possible consideration in the following edition. E-mail announcements to tricountypress@communitypress teaching young children. There will be many events planned for all the children. Many developmentally appropriate learning choices in a Christian setting are offered to students during our half day programs

.com, with “Religion” in the subject line. Fax to 248-1938. Call 2488600. Mail to: Tri-County Press, Attention: Teasha Fowler, Religion news, 394 Wards Corner Road, Suite 170, Loveland, OH 45140.

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

at SUMC Nursery School and Kindergarten. Registration for 2010-11 begins in January. To learn more, visit sumcns.org. The church is at 3751 Creek Road, Sharonville; 563-0117.

IN THE SERVICE Kyle S. Webb has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year. The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $50,000 toward a college education. After completion of basic military training, soldiers receive advanced individual training in their career job specialty prior to being assigned to their first permanent duty station. Webb, a 2008 graduate of Princeton High School, will report to Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., for basic training in February. He is the son of Carol Webb and Michael Webb.

Development and Assessment Course, also known as “Operation Warrior Forge,” at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. The 32 days of training provide the best possible professional training and evaluation for all cadets in the aspects of military life, administration and logistical support. Although continued military training and leadership development is included in the curriculum, the primary focus of the course is to develop and evaluate each cadet’s officer potential as a leader by exercising the cadet’s intelligence, common sense, ingenuity and physical stamina.

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Ross S. Wickstrom has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader

The cadet command assesses each cadet’s performance and progress in officer traits, qualities and professionalism while attending the course. Cadets in their junior and senior year of college must complete the leadership development course. Upon successful completion of the course, the ROTC program, and graduation from college, cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army, National Guard, or Reserve. Wickstrom is the son of Rick J. and Mary T. Wickstrom of Wyoming. The cadet is a 2006 graduate of Wyoming High School.

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

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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

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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

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

CHURCH OF THE SAVIOUR 8005 Pfeiffer Rd Montgmry 791-3142 www.cos-umc.org "Come Home This Christmas: Hope !"

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

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Monfort Heights United Methodist Church

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Mt Healthy United Methodist Church

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

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www. trinitymthealthy.org 513-522-3026

HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH

4695 Blue Rock Road Colerain Township South of Ronald Reagan and I-275 923-3370 www.hopeonbluerock.org

Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio

“Growing Closer to God, Growing Closer to Neighbor”

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

FAITH TABERNACLE WORSHIP CENTER 6350 Springdale Rd. Cinti, OH

45247 513-741-8900 4 Miles West of Northgate Mall

Sunday School 10am Sunday 11am-6pm Wednesday Evening 7pm

Sonny Price, Pastor

8735 Cheviot Rd, by Colerain HS 513-385-8973 Worship and Sunday School 10AM Handicap Accessible/Nursery Available

Salem White Oak Presbyterian

Church By The Woods PC(USA) Sun Worship 10:00am Childcare Provided 3755 Cornell Rd 563-6447 www.ChurchByTheWoods.org ............................................

Taiwanese Ministry 769-0725

2:00pm

3:30pm

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

www.stpaulucccolerain.org

St Paul - North College Hill

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


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BIRTHS

Arrests/citations

Attempt made to enter residence at 3372 Plateau Place, Nov. 6.

Forgery

Reported at 10590 Reading Road, Nov. 3.

GLENDALE

Arrests/citations

Glendale police reported no arrests or citations.

Incidents/investigations

Glendale police reported no incidents or investigations.

Marshall Mcfarland, 21, 12136 5th Ave., drug abuse at Motel 6 on Hauck Road, Nov. 11. Rayshawn Tinsley, 29, 3784 Lamargo, drug abuse at 3850 Hauck Road, Nov. 10. David Bowen, 23, 12181 Sycamore Drive, drug abuse at Motel 6 on Hauck Road, Nov. 9. Jennifer Eichert, 27, 341 Cambridge, drug abuse at 3850 Hauck Road, Nov. 10. Slolmon Lawson, 27, 4324 Simpson Ave., aggravated menacing at 10900 Reading Road, Nov. 9.

Maurice Jefferson, 23, 3647 Ravenwood Ave., aggravated menacing at 11585 Chester Road, Nov. 10. Israel Salas, 22, 1118 Chesterdale, child endangerment at Greenwood and Chester, Nov. 6. Malissa Cunnings, 36, 2 Sirena Drive, drug abuse at Chester Road, Nov. 6.

Incidents/investigations Assault Criminal damage

Vehicle mirror damaged at 11347 Lippelman Road, Nov. 7. Window damaged at 4117 Wenbrook Drive, Nov. 9. Windows damaged at 10857 Sharondale, Nov. 6. TV and dishes damaged at 10497 Thornview, Nov. 7.

Domestic violence

Reported at Mt. Vernon Drive, Nov. 7.

Identity theft

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Reported at 10921 Main Street, Nov. 10.

Misuse of credit card, theft

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Credit card removed and used without consent at 11765 Lebanon Road, Nov. 10.

Robbery

Wallet and contents of unknown value removed from victim with force at 3995 Cottingham Drive, Nov. 9.

1075 Willow Ave.: Hall Thomas Cartwright Jr & Sally Clarke Hall to Moore Robert B. & Carolyn O.; $270,000.

SHARONVILLE

3718 Creekview Drive: Neace Craig & Heather to Stegman Christin M. & Zachary T.; $130,000. 3838 Beavercreek Circle: Mueller Emily to Morris Timothy E. & Nicole E.; $136,000. 4067 Mefford Lane: Reiners Edwin A.

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Shoes and clothing valued at $100 removed at 12035 Lebanon Road, Nov. 8.

Theft, misuse of credit card

Card removed and used without consent at 11473 Chester Road, Oct. 31.

Glenn Arrington, 48, 11789 Holgate, driving under the influence at 11620 Springfield Pike, Nov. 5. Sandra Rivera, 25, 12101 Midpines Drive, driving under the influence at 270 Carriage Circle Drive, Nov. 5. Kimberlee Ballard, 28, 1000 Aspen Drive, theft at 300 Kemper Road E., Nov. 6. Jose Cerecero, 19, 1 Kenilworth, driving under the influence at 1 Kenilworth, Nov. 7. Saritha Voddi, 36, 9633 Waterford Place, theft at 300 Kemper Road E., Nov. 7. Courtney Hutchinson, 21, 1818 Race Road, forgery at 1000 Main St., Nov. 10.

Incidents/investigations Burglary

About police reports

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 771-7882; Sharonville, Chief Mike Schappa, 563-1147; Springdale, Chief Mike Laage, 346-5790; Wyoming, Chief Gary J. Baldauf, 821-0141.

Domestic

Male reported at Princeton Pike, Nov. 7. Female reported at Chesterdale, Nov. 8. Male reported at Chesterdale Drive, Nov. 9.

Robbery

Residence entered, victim tied and threatened with gun and wallet removed at 1128 Chesterdale Road, Nov. 7.

Theft

Merchandise of unknown value removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, Nov. 8. Purse and contents of unknown value removed at 11200 Springfield Pike, Nov. 8. Cell phone valued at $599 removed at 11700 Princeton Pike, Nov. 10.

Residence entered at 1036 Tivoli Lane, Nov. 7. Residence entered and TVs and laptop valued at $1,358 removed at 11844 Woodvale Court, Nov. 9.

WYOMING

Reported at 11700 Princeton Pike, Nov. 6.

Wyoming police reported no arrests or citations.

Arrests/citations

Incidents/investigations Burglary

Forced entry into apartment above garage, Wii with hand controllers, DVD player, games and DVDS, laptop computer, Chestnut Av., Nov 14.

Criminal Mischief

Vehicle parked on street had sock put in tail of muffler and sugar placed the gas tank, Chestnut Avenue, Nov 10.

Theft

Wallet taken from purse in church office, investigation, Burns Ave., Nov 10. Vehicle in Church parking lot had window broken out and HP laptop, IPod Nano, $525 in gift cards, and several other items, investigation, Wyoming Ave., Nov 10. Red Nokia Flip phone taken from Oak Park Skate area by (2) M/Bs wearing gray polo and other subject wearing dark polo shirt, investigation, Oak Ave., Nov 14.

to Absamatov Baatyrbek & Gulira Absamatova; $135,000. 5006 Gareth Lane: Oxley Wesleigh A. to Jarboe Daniel T.; $129,500.

840 Yorkhaven Road: Levy Martin B. to Russell Alana J.; $150,000.

SPRINGDALE

10157 Chester Road: Fannie Mae to Oakleaf Realty Co.; $10,155.

12015 Springdale Lake Drive: Citibank Na Tr to Abernathy Carl P. & Holly A.; $169,000. 275 Kemper Road: Horsley Benjamin & Amanda to Citimortgage Inc.; $70,000. 301 Bern Lane: Project Model Investment Group LLC to Kielau Joan L. & Walter M.; $175,900.

WOODLAWN WYOMING

151 Ritchie Ave.: Wasson Adele Ibold to Flohn Mark L. & Bridget M.; $405,000. 179 Brocdorf Drive: Neupauer Ruth L. to Hautman Megan L.; $198,000.

About real estate transfers

Information is provided as a public service by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Neighborhood designations are approximate. 916 Reily Road: Haas Susan to Wales Timothy J. & Carol W.; $379,000.

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Theft

Disorderly conduct

GLENDALE

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POLICE

Arrests/citations

Vehicle window damaged and checkbook and GPS of unknown value removed at 4015 Executive Park, Nov. 9.

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TENNESSEE

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

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MICHIGAN

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