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Eight-step function, fashion facelift for your kitchen, bath Give the two rooms that you spend the most time in a makeover.

Turn your hobby into a small business Earn money doing something you absolutely love.

Who is your ‘Diabetes Co-Star?’ Managing your diabetes can be made easier with a support system.

Did you notice the bright and beautiful cover this month? You know what that means – it’s almost spring time. Finally! Is it just me or was this a long winter? Oh, it’s a great feeling knowing that warm weather is just around the corner. Spring is also a time for new beginnings. Check out our great features this month on remodeling your kitchen and bath and turning your favorite hobby into a new business. Also, this month learn about ways to manage diabetes with help from your family and friends. This article has some excellent tips.

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Topics Home 3 At Remodeling • Decorating

4 Local Business Goods • Services

5 Health & Fitness Mind • Body • Spirit

Living 8 Senior Care • Home

13 Summer Camps Confidence • Team building

Questions and comments can be sent to Editor Melissa Hayden c/o The Community Press/ 394 Wards Corner/Loveland, OH 45140 or e-mail mhayden@communitypress.com. For advertising call 687-4614.


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ing across the room. Depending on your decorating tastes, choose from an innovative pivoting paper holder that features a bar you simply lift up to replace the roll or a Europeanstyled design that features an open end for easy roll replacement. Either way, it’ll encourage everyone to lend a hand and change the roll.

hy not give the two rooms that you spend the most time in – the kitchen and bathroom – a function and fashion facelift? Luckily, minor updates that are easy, quick and inexpensive can make a major impact. 1. One of the easiest and most affordable ways to make over a bathroom is to update it with new accessories. With a wide variety of designs and finishes – from traditional to modern – accessories such as towel bars, towel rings, robe hooks, towel bar hooks and shelves help get you more organized, while making a dramatic style statement. And don’t stop in the bath, towel bars and robe hooks are ideal kitchen additions to keep pot holders and towels close at hand.

Minor updates in your kitchen and bathroom can be easy, quick, inexpensive and make a major impact.

2. Next, install new bathroom faucets. With nearly limitless finish, style and function options available, the simple change of a faucet can transform a room in only minutes. 3. It’s one of life’s constants: Toilet paper always runs out. But changing the roll doesn’t have to involve a spring-loaded bar fly-

4. Add style and space in the shower in minutes with a curved shower rod from Moen. Originally seen only in upscale hotels, this unique product adds up to 7 more inches of elbow room in the shower. Plus, new S-shaped shower rod hooks snap right onto the shower rod, offering convenient access to hang a variety of items – from towels and robes, to loofahs and shaving kits.

5. When it comes to decking the walls in the kitchen or bath, there’s no need for expensive art. Try adding your personal touch with framed photos of family or friends to share experiences or keep memories alive. 6. Looking for storage? Need a place to keep your Merlot or champagne? Wine racks are the perfect answer. But they can even be functional in the bath. Choose a rack in a finish to match the rest of your bath accessories and fill it with rolled hand towels and washcloths. 7. Turn a boring, plain bathroom mirror into a work of art by adding Mirrorscapes Mirror Frames. Mirrorscapes transform plate-glass mirrors into style FACELIFT see page 7

Eliminate termites with help from Perfection Pest Spring rolls around and we are all ready to get out of the house but unbeknownst to most homeowners there is something just as eager to get into the house – termites. Perfection Pest Control has been preventing, treating and eliminating termites for Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati residents for years. Perfection provides quality service at a reasonable cost for not just termites but ants, bed bugs, roaches, fleas and rats. This time of year is especially bad for termites though because they exist practically everywhere in the soil and as the ground

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starts to unfreeze from the winter, termites become more active. Termites attack wood in homes made of any material and can enter through a crack as small as 1/64th of an inch. By the time you know the termites are there, the damage is already done, and that is why the best approach is to be proactive. Perfection’s Termite Protection Service creates an invisible treatment zone around your property and gives you peace of mind that your house will not be invaded. It will cost a homeowner much less money for preventative treatment than if they have to do all the home

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repairs caused by termites. Unfortunately, even a carefully inspected home can get termites because there are so many unseen areas that they can infest. Perfection uses numerous types of effective treatments including Altriset™ the first and only liquid termiticide to be classified as reduced-risk under the U.S. EPA reduced-risk program. Perfection offers one to ten year warranties on their treatments, with payment plans available. For more information on Perfection Pest Control’s services visit their website at www.perfectionpest.com or call for an inspection at 859-5258560.

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A Total Tan is the West Side’s largest tanning facility A Total Tan offers many different types of tanning units which are all accessible with the same package. Buy any of the packages and receive access to any bed. “Customers can purchase a package and jump from one level of tanning to the next without having to purchase another package,” said owner Jason Roeder. Also look for Total Tan’s unlimited packages which require no contracts or additional fees. Make that spring vacation or summer sun more enjoyable by building your base tan early. A Total Tan prides itself on clean and friendly tanning with no appointments ever taken. Even during the busy season with almost 100 tanning units on the West Side, A Total Tan offers everyone the

chance to come right in and get a quick and relaxing tan with no appointments ever. If you’re new to the indoor tanning experience, come in and rely on A Total Tan’s certified employees and let them lead you step by step to a deep, dark, sexy tan. “Tanning lotions carry a huge part in the tanning process. Lotions help the tanner get 30 to 40 percent darker while also helping to keep the tan longer” said Jason. “Keeping the skin moist is important to a healthy tan.” Find the latest tanning lotions along with a good line of after-tan moisturizers and outdoor tanning products on sale. Look to Total Tan’s new line of 2011 tanning lotions in the salons on display. A Total Tan prides themselves on giving you great clean affordable tanning and lotion products.

Each year thousands of Americans take the leap and start a business, leveraging their expertise and passion for a particular interest or hobby.

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ave you ever dreamed of getting paid for something you love to do? Like turning those cookies that your friends rave about into a cookie store? Expanding the sales of the jewelry that you make for the local arts and crafts fair to others? Selling used golf equipment that you clean and fix up on eBay? Or getting paid to help people install and maintain their complicated home electronics? Each year, thousands of Americans take the leap and start a business, leveraging their expertise and passion for a particular interest or hobby. In fact, more than 600,000 new businesses are launched every year in the United States, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. If you’re ready to turn your hobby into a business, it’s essential, according to FindLaw.com, the world’s leading online source for legal information, to do your research, build a business plan, tap the expertise of outside professionals such as an accountant and attorney, and keep good records to avoid the ire of the Internal Revenue Service. Through careful research and planning, you’ll discover what the potential is for your business idea, and what pitfalls to avoid that may otherwise derail you from realizing your dream. Here are some tips for turning your hobby into a business from FindLaw.com:

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The very first step in turning your hobby into a business is to find out who will buy your product or service, how much they’re willing to pay for it, how many of these people there are, and where they’re located. It’s critical to understand your “topline” – the sales potential for your product or service. HOBBY see page 12

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Tired of snoring? Struggle with CPAP? Dr. Kitzmiller has a solution Do you snore or know someone who keeping your airway from collapsing. A does? Do you have Sleep Apnea but sleep apnea sufferer himself, Dr. struggle nightly with your CPAP Kitzmiller and his wife, Lori, know firstmachine? You’re not alone! An estimated hand the disruptions that untreated 40 million Americans snore and Sleep Apnea can cause. nearly 20 million have Sleep “We used to think that Apnea, a condition where the airTim’s snoring was normal, way collapses during sleep, causbut when he would stop ing the person to stop breathing breathing for up to 20 secVisit and awaken multiple times every onds at a time and then cincisleep.com wake with a gasp, I got hour with a gasp. Sleep Apnea is a life threatening scared. After being diagsleep disorder that left undiagnosed nosed with Sleep Apnea he tried and untreated can shorten your lifespan CPAP but his sleeping habits made it too up to 18 years! difficult to use. Now that he’s using an While CPAP is the gold standard of Oral Appliance we both sleep great!” sleep apnea treatment, many people said Lori Kitzmiller. can’t tolerate the masks and pressure. Call Dr. Kitzmiller today at 513-248An oral appliance is an FDA approved 8848 to schedule your complimentary CPAP alternative that fits over your consultation to see if this solution is teeth and holds the lower jaw forward, right for you!

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t is estimated that nearly 24 million Americans have diabetes, including an estimated 5.7 million who remain undiagnosed. The diagnosis of diabetes – a condition in which the body does not adequately produce and/or properly use insulin, the hormone needed to transport glucose (sugar) from the blood into the cells of the body for energy – might sound overwhelming. However, managing your diabetes may be made easier with a support system of family and friends. Controlling blood sugar is a 24-hour-a-day job, and a strong support system is important. Actor Paul Sorvino discovered his support system in his daughter, Academy-Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino, when he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2006. “After witnessing an episode of extremely high blood sugar and feeling

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Managing your diabetes may be made easier with a support system of family and friends. Actor Paul Sorvino discovered his support system in his daughter, Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino.

like I didn’t know what to do, I quickly realized I needed to learn as much as possible about diabetes and what I could do to support him,” said Mira. This experience led Paul and Mira to partner with sanofi-aventis U.S. in launching “Diabetes CoStars,” a new awareness program designed not only to encourage people living with diabetes to inform themselves about diabetes treatments and lifestyle choices, but also to provide helpful information to their family and supporters.

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One of Mira’s biggest roles in supporting her father includes encouraging a healthy diet. “Living with diabetes, I know how important it is to have a support system in place,” said Paul. “As part of our Italian family heritage, we love cooking meals together and Mira joins me in preparing low-carbohydrate pasta and salads full of diabetes-friendly ingredients, such as fresh vegetables and lean meats,” he said. Instead of dessert, the family has also recently

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begun to take walks on the beach after meals, providing light exercise for Paul while simultaneously creating family memories. As part of his overall diabetes treatment plan that includes exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy diet and taking oral diabetes medications. Visit www.DiabetesCo Stars.com to watch Paul and Mira share their experiences living with his diabetes. The site provides guidance to those who support people living with diabetes as well. Family and

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friends can find advice on lifestyle choices, healthy cooking, physical activity and available treatment options including insulin. On the site, you can also find links to the sanofi-aventis U.S. Diabetes Division social media pages – become a fan of the sanofi-aventis U.S. diabetes page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/sanofiaventis USdiabetes) and follow on Twitter (twitter.com/ Diabetes_sanofi) for updates in diabetes research and care. Courtesy of ARA Content

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Helping people get back their independence Burlington Pharmacy Health Care has been exceeding the expectations of individuals living with disabilities for 35 years. A lifeline and essential resource to the people in our community living with disabilities, they strive to help people maintain and regain their independence. A provider of top-quality, state-of-the-art medical equipment and supplies, Burlington Pharmacy Health Care is one of the area’s largest suppliers of home medical equipment, health products and services. “Our goal is to increase, maintain, and improve the functional capabilities of people with disabilities,” said Andy Mueller, assistive technology professional of Burlington Pharmacy Health Care. “Whatever it takes to get

them there, we are here to help,” he said. Mike Clark of Erlanger considers himself Burlington Pharmacy Health Care’s No. 1 fan. Clark has multiple sclerosis and was having a hard time finding a wheelchair that suited his needs. After other equipment companies failed him, Burlington Pharmacy Health Care helped him find the perfect wheelchair at a great price. “When I need anything I can just call them up and they will help; it feels like I have a friend to call rather than just doing business with a company,” said Clark. “They have great products, prices and customer service.” Burlington Pharmacy Health Care has a trained staff that helps their customers obtain the infor-

mation and resources needed to get them on the road to living a more comfortable and independent life with the aid of the latest medical equipment and supplies offered. “We want people to know that there is funding available for their needs. A lot of our customers need help finding out how to get money for their equipment and we can help look into those resources for them,” said Mueller. The company works closely with their customers’ doctors and family members so that they can ensure that all needs are thoroughly being met. “We work as a team with physical and occupational therapists, doctors, family members, and insurance companies so that we will know all of the goals and

expectations. Then we make it all come together,” said Mueller. “Our customer service is what sets us apart – we want to make sure our customers are happy and go above and beyond to make their lives better,” he said. Serving the Tristate since 1976, Burlington Pharmacy Health Care has the area’s largest home medical equipment showroom filled with a variety of top quality, state-of-the-art medical equipment and supplies. Whether you are looking to purchase new, used or simply renting, we have it all. Stop by and let our experienced and knowledgeable staff show you why we say “large enough to serve, small enough to care!” For more information call 859586-6700 or visit www.burlingtonpharmacy.com.

FACELIFT from page 3 statements in a matter of minutes. Available in a variety of styles, these easy-toinstall frames create a beautifully coordinated, custom-designed look. 8. While style is always a concern, bathroom safety should be, too. In the bath, add grab bars or hand grips. In the kitchen, make sure your smoke detectors are working properly and keep a fire extinguisher under the sink for easy access. With a few simple updates, your kitchen and bath will be more enjoyable. Courtesy of ARA Content

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Free hearing aid batteries with participation in a mercury-free battery study For decades, hearing aids have been powered by batteries that contain heavy metals that are dangerous for the environment and your health. When these batteries die, they end up in landfills where they leak toxic ingredients like mercury – which has been linked to many birth defects – into our water supply and food supply. But now, you can “go green” with mercuryfree hearing aid batteries. Some earth-friendly products get a bad rap for not being as effective as their toxic-laden counterparts. The manufactures of mercury-free batteries have indicated that they last as long as the current zinc air batteries which have some mercury content. The experts at Christopherson & Clark would like you to help us determine if this is so by comparing the zinc air batteries to the mercury-free. They will give you the batteries for free, you give us the results and your opinion. Christopherson & Clark has 100 packs of mercuryfree batteries to give away and they’d like you to be among those who test their efficiency. Do they last as long as your current batteries in your hearing aids? Are they easy to change? Would you recommend them to a friend? After using the batteries, they’d like you to fill out a simple questionnaire rating their performance. Using mercury-free batteries can be a simple way to do your part for preserving our planet. To be part of our mercury-free battery study or to schedule an appointment or request a free copy of The Consumer’s Guide to Hearing Aids, call 598-9444 today or stop by Christopherson & Clark Hearing Center at 6570 Glenway Ave. in Bridgetown. They look forward to seeing you.

Christopherson & Clark has 100 packs of mercury free batteries to give away and they’d like you to be among those to test their efficiency.

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Rolled back pricing and a year of no monthly fees Many people who visit StoneBridge at Winton Woods admit that they’ve driven by it many times and wondered what it was all about. Why put it off any longer? The entrance fees have been rolled back to 2007 pricing and there are no monthly service fees for an entire year for those that place a deposit on their new maintenance-free cottage before June 30. Are you longing for worryfree living? Well, it’s time that you make yourself at home at StoneBridge at Winton Woods, the scenic retirement community. The gorgeous 55-acre community is surrounded by 2,500 acres

of trees, beautiful scenery, and also offers unique cottages, a maintenance-free lifestyle, social programs and more. Forget about lawn mowing. Don’t worry about leaves or snow piling up. Repair bills? They’ll be things of the past. At StoneBridge at Winton Woods, the staff strives to help you in any way they can, so you can concentrate on spending time with the people you love, doing things you enjoy. You can choose the floor plan of your choice, to fit your specific needs and wants. Your two or three-bedroom cottage will have

a distinctive warmth and comfort all its own, to which you’ll apply your personal style and taste. You’ll have room to relax, entertain visitors and enjoy spending time with new friends. Speaking of friends, many residents of StoneBridge make new friends and discover old friends in their new community. Join the crowd for a summer cookout at the clubhouse, attend the annual holiday party or stop by the Bible study or cooking club – there are social events for anyone and everyone. Your financial goals and budget are accommodated in one of the two refundable entrance fee

plans from which you can choose. Only StoneBridge at Winton Woods gives you the option of a 100 percent entrance fee refund – a unique benefit that provides guaranteed financial security. Everything you could want in a retirement community is waiting here for you at StoneBridge – complete and comfortably priced. Learn more about the scenic retirement community. Call Marsha at 825-0460 today to arrange a tour or visit our newly updated website at www.stonebridgeatwintonwoods.com to learn more about life at StoneBridge at Winton Woods.

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Cedar Village celebrates Jewish Holiday Purim Sunday, March 20, is not only the first day of spring, but it is also Purim. If you’re not Jewish, you may have seen Purim on your calendar and wondered what that means. Purim is the Jewish holiday that commemorates the defeat of the Persian tyrant Haman, who plotted to kill the Jews. He was prevented from doing so by the Jewish Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai. The upcoming Jewish holiday of Purim will be observed Saturday, March 19, and Sunday, March 20. Purim is celebrated with fun and merriment and by dressing in costumes. Many Jewish people send food packages to friends and acquaintances, give to charity and feast. The ancient Megillah scroll is publicly read which describes the story of Purim and its significance. Special noisemakers are sounded at the mention of Haman’s name. As a special intergenerational component to carry on the tradition of celebrating Purim, the residents of Cedar Village will be joined by a group of 25 girls from RITSS, the Jewish Orthodox All Girls High School of Cincinnati to make noisemakers together. “We’re always delighted to have community members, especially young people, help make holidays special for our residents,” said Carol Silver Elliott, CEO and president of Cedar Village.

The customary food that is eaten during Purim is hamantashen, which are triangle shaped pastries that contain fruit or other sweet filling. Cooking and preparing hamantashen is handed down through generations. Cedar Village residents have many wonderful memories of making these treats with their family members. To continue that tradition, Cedar Village staff members participate every year in making these pastries with residents and also invite community volunteers and family members in to help. “It is great fun to roll, fill, shape and bake hamantashen together. The stories and memories are as delicious as the pastries,” said Elliott. If you’d like to volunteer to help make hamantashen, or assist with other activities or events at Cedar Village, contact Angie Tapogna, director of volunteers at 754-3100 or go to www.cedar village.org/getinvolved. Volunteers enhance the lives of Cedar Village residents in many capacities. Participation is welcome on a short-term and long-term basis and Cedar Village welcomes junior volunteers as young as age 12. Cedar Village is a not-for-profit retirement community, located in Mason, Ohio, and was formed by the merger of two longtime Cincinnati Jewish nursing homes in March of 1997.

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Betty Christophel STNA, Diane Harper Housekeeping and Laundry Director, Phyllis Radford Laundry Assistant, and Cindy Hibbs LPN have served 30 years at Clovernook Health Care Pavilion.

Clovernook celebrates 30 years of excellent service Clovernook Health Care Pavilion is celebrating 30 years of serving the Tristate community as a long term care facility specializing in wound care and rehabilitation. The wound care at Clovernook is like no other in the region! According to Amy Mullowney, administrator: “Clovernook’s greatest asset is the employees that serve the residents who live here. You can not teach people to care and we have the most caring in the industry.” The majority of the employees that work at Clovernook have longevity of five plus years of service. Clovernook is set on six beautifully, landscaped

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acres and is centrally located in the middle of Hamilton County. Clovernook continually updates the building and grounds in order to stay fresh and clean looking. The facility has just renovated some resident rooms making them large, deluxe private quarters with flat screen televisions with satellite, refrigerators, sofas, and private baths. Clovernook will be recognizing their 30-year team members: Betty Christophel, STNA; Diane Harper, housekeeping and laundry director; Phyllis Radford, laundry assistant; and Cindy Hibbs, LPN. These ladies have dedicated their careers to serv-

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ing the residents at Clovernook. Clovernook is planning on having a community event to celebrate the 30year anniversary.

This event will be open to the local community and feature a health and wellness fair; a craft bazaar; free food and beverages; and free local

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entertainment. It is our hope that the community will come and enjoy this free event to celebrate our serving the Tristate area for 30 years!

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HOBBY from page 4 Get free help

Write a business plan

Trial and error is an essential part of the entrepreneurial experience. But making big, costly mistakes that have the potential of killing your business is something to be avoided. Tapping the experience of seasoned business professionals can help you avoid such mistakes, and provide you perspective in times of great stress. One piece of advice: find a mentor. If you’re not comfortable finding one yourself, check out the Small Business Administration’s SCORE program, a 12,000strong, nationwide group of retired executives who volunteer their expertise to help small business owners grow and succeed.

Put your ideas on paper to test their viability and improve your chances for success. A business plan is a very useful tool – it gives you and others, such as your accountant, banker or attorney, a clear idea of your goals, the processes you’ll implement to achieve those goals and how you’ll measure your success.

Have a clear plan for funding Whether you’re financing your efforts out of your own pocket, or require capital from others to expand, you need to know where your start-up capital will come from (if you need it), whether you will be servicing a debt and what resources you

can call upon in the future. Many entrepreneurs start with friends, family and people in their community to fund their initial efforts.

Set up your business structure ties require every business

Contact an attorney who specializes in working with small businesses to get advice on the proper legal structure under which you should incorporate your business, or Know how you’re first visit FindLaw.com’s going to bring in revenue Do-It-Yourself Legal What you make, after Forms to learn more about all of your expenses and how to incorporate your taxes have been paid, is business. your profit. It’s the ultiIncorporating your mate measure of your business can help protect business’ success. your personal assets from Before you decide to start a business, you need liabilities like creditors or to project whether the rev- lawsuits. enues (sales of your prodMake it real uct or services) will One of the advantages exceed your expenses. of starting a small busiThis will give you a clear idea of whether you ness is that you can deduct losses such as your should consider turning expenses and depreciation your hobby into a busion assets you purchase – ness. to offset taxable income. It’s best to consult an accountant who specializes in small business to obtain advice on preventative measures you can take to avoid being audited. Some basic steps to take to clearly demonstrate you’re in business, versus treating your efforts as a hobby, are to obtain federal and state tax identification numbers, print up business cards and letterhead, maintain a set of books to record sales and expenses, set up a separate bank account for your business and keep a logbook in your vehicle to record mileage.

Get the proper licenses and permits Depending upon the type of business you start, you may need to get a permit(s) or occupational license from your city or state. Many cities and coun-

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– even single-owner, home-based operations – to get a business license (tax registration certificate). You also may have to get a sales tax permit from your state.

Protect your idea In the course of pursuing your hobby, you may create a new process for doing something, a product or a creative brand name. If you think it has any potential, run – don’t walk – to an attorney who specializes in intellectual property to seek a trademark or patent on your idea. Be very cautious about sharing your idea with anyone, who, in the future, could claim that he or she helped you with developing that idea and therefore deserves a cut of your revenues.

Invest in a website If you want people to know about your new business, you must have a website. Most people now immediately turn to the Internet to find products and services to meet their needs, as well as to find information such as directions and contact information. Nearly equally as important, invest time to set up a Facebook and LinkedIn page for your business, advertise your services online through Google, and consider banner ads on other websites. To learn more about how to start a new business, visit FindLaw.com. Courtesy of ARA Content

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Dunham Recreation Center is a hidden treasure Dunham Recreational Center is one of the West Side’s hidden treasures. Tucked into the quiet suburb of Covedale, the center has acres and acres of land full of activities for all ages. The amenities on the campus are endless and include a fantastic playground area, walking trails, picnic shelters, a wading pool and a larger pool with slides and water toys. It also has a 9-hole golf course, baseball and soccer fields and sand volleyball courts. Inside the facility there is a gym, meeting rooms and a game room. Every summer Dunham provides summer camps for all ages, which is a great resource for parents and children alike. The summer camp for children ages 6 through 12 provides a solution for working parents that struggle with summer daycare. The camp runs from June 8 to Aug.

12 and is Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The camp includes a nutritious breakfast and has a highly structured schedule to keep all of the children engaged. Campers will also enjoy weekly field trips to exciting places like Sunlite Pool at Coney Island and Scallywag Tag. This year Dunham is also offering a “100-Acre Woods Camp” for 3- to 6year-olds. Camp schedules include June 13-30 for 3-year- olds, July 5-22 for 4and 5-year olds and July 26 through Aug. 11 for 5 -and 6-year-olds. Each camp has six classes, runs from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and includes swim lessons and a nutritious lunch. The main objective of the camp is to get the kids outside playing all day long and to learn to appreciate the outdoors. For more information on how to register call 251-5862.

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Summer is around the corner at Seton High School The sports camps at Seton High School offer grade-school students the opportunity to not only be active, but to meet new friends and get to know Seton’s dedicated coaching staff. They’ll learn what it’s like to work as a team for a common goal, gather lessons on good sportsmanship, and above all, become motivated to be their very best. The following sports camps are offered at Seton High School:

Varsity Coach Ron Quinn, his assistants and Seton soccer players. Session one for grades 2-8 is $60 and runs June 6-9 from 9 a.m. to noon. • The softball - fast pitch camp will be held at Seton’s softball field, Cheviot Savings Bank field in Delhi Park. Varsity Coach Mary Agricola will be leading the camp with her assistants and players. Session one for grades 5-8 is $60 and runs June 20-23 from 9 a.m. to noon. Rain date is June 24.

• The basketball camp will be led by Varsity Coach Mike Gleason and his assistants and Seton basketball players in Seton’s gyms. Session one for grades 2-3 is $45 and will run June 27-29 from 10 a.m. to noon. Session two for grades 4-8 costs $60 and will run June 27-30 at 6-8:30 p.m.

• The tennis camp will be led by Head Tennis Coach Margo Jokovich and Seton tennis players at The Panther Athletic Complex. Session one for grades 3-5 is $50 and runs June 6-9 at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Session two for grades 68 runs June 6-9 at 9-11 a.m.

• The golf camp will be led by Seton’s Golf Coach Lindsey Theissen, her assistants and golfers at Robin’s Nest Par 3 Golf Course. Lunch will be provided. Session one for grades 5-8 is $35 and will be held June 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• The volleyball camp will be led by Varsity Coach Beth Sander, her assistants and Seton players in Seton’s gym. Session one for grades 3-5 is $60 and runs June 13-16 at 4-6 p.m. Session two for grades 6-8 costs $60 and runs June 13-16 at 6:30-8:30 p.m.

• The soccer camp will be held at Miami Whitewater Soccer Fields on Route 128 and is operated by Seton’s

For more information on Seton High School’s sports camps call 471-0529 or visit www.setoncincinnati.org.

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Strengthening communities, nurturing children The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati has always been committed to strengthening our communities and nurturing our children. For generations they have been providing quality summer camps that promote youth development and help keep our children safe. And this year’s line-up of camps does not disappoint. As always, the camps are geared for youth to first and foremost have fun, but there is also a strong focus on academics. Many studies have shown that most students lose about two months of grade-level equivalency in mathematical computation and reading skills over the summer months. The Y is determined to provide academically enriched camps that will help eliminate this summer learning loss. Child safety is a top priority at every camp. Counselors and staff members are certified in first aid, CPR, AED, and recognizing and preventing child abuse. Certified lifeguards are always on duty at YMCA pools and programs are supervised by individuals certified in each activity. So once your child arrives, you can rest assured he or she is in good hands. There are YMCA’s located throughout the neighborhoods of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky and many of them have a full schedule of camps for youth ages 3 to 15. Many locations offer a day camp option, and these camps are offered either on a weekly basis or for the entire summer with different fun and educational themes each week. Below is a sample of some of the camps available at each branch. For a full list of camps, you can visit www.MyY.org. Blue Ash offers a weekly pre-school camp with different themes, a teen camp, a counselor-in-training camp, and

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sports camps, which includes a UC Bearcats Football Camp. Campbell County in Fort Thomas and Kenton County in Independence both offer an Adventure Camp and an A.C.E.s Camp (Advanced Camping Experience). The Clermont branch in Batavia offers swim lessons and Camp Timber Trails. Clippard YMCA on Cheviot Road offers pre-school camp, Adventure Teen Camp, and sports camps including gymnastics. Carl H. Lindner and Melrose YMCAs have a wide variety of sports camps including basketball, flag football, volleyball, and cheerleading. Gamble-Nippert YMCA in Westwood offers a weekly pre-school camp and like many of the other Ys, they have a preand post-camp program, which is a great resource for working parents. M.E. Lyons YMCA on Clough Pike offers a Counselor-inTraining camp for 14- and 15year-olds. R.E. Lindner and Powel Crosley Jr. in Cincinnati and R.C. Durr in Burlington all offer a pre-

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school and a teen camp. Registration at each branch began at the beginning of March. The Y would like every youth to have the opportunity to experience summer camp. They offer financial scholarships and accept state assistance to qualifying families. In the spirit of promoting academics and following their Summer Camp theme – It’s the Summer to Discover – the Y is also offering Camp S.M.A.R.T, which focuses on Science, Math, Art, Reading, and Team-Building. All lesson plans at Camp S.M.A.R.T. align to academic content standards and incorporate educational best practices. Sessions are taught by licensed educators and trained program staff. This entire program is geared especially toward combating summer learning loss. A new weekly S.M.A.R.T. Camp will run from July 11 through Aug. 5 and have different themes including science, space, technology, healthy lifestyle choices, and global cultures. For more information on this

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camp or to register, contact Angie Okuda at 513-363-4474 or aokuda@myy.org. For the overnight camper, the YMCA’s Camp Ernst gives campers the opportunity to enjoy canoeing, horseback riding, rope courses and challenges, drama, arts and crafts, and so much more. All of this excitement on a 365-acre nature preserve in Burlington, Ky. Visit www.myycamp.org to learn more about Camp Ernst and their exciting Adventure Trips to locations like Mammoth Cave, Greenbrier River, Utah and more! YMCA Camp Programs offer children plenty of positive outlets to focus their energies – field games, swimming, team building, arts and crafts – their staff makes it a priority to include everyone in activities and provides positive reinforcement, making youth feel welcome and important. For more detailed information on each camp or to register you can stop in to your local branch or visit the Y’s website at www.MyY.org.

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Creative Living - West/Northwest - March 2011  

Creative Living - West/Northwest - March 2011

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