6 NeighborhoodSponsors Heritage Homefront August August Heritage Homefront NeighborhoodSponsors 7 This section has been created to give you easier access when searching for a HOME THEATER NAIL SALON REAL ESTATE SALON trusted neighborhood vendor and service provider to use. Take a minute to familiarize yourself with the businesses sponsoring the Heritage SYSTEMS Caravelle Nail Spa Jean Raga- Sibcy Cline Lunatic Fringe HOMEfront. Hanson Audio Video (513) 777-2666 (513) 677-1830 (513) 795-1542 (937) 293-6200 These local businesses are proud to partner with your neighborhood and make this newsletter possible. Please support these businesses and thank PAINTING Madeline Hoge-Sibcy Cline TRANSPORTATION them for supporting Heritage Club! HOTEL Anne Tabor Painting (513) 659-0095 & TAXI Holiday Inn I-275 North (513) 266-3412 All Around Taxi (513) 563-8330 Sandra Peters - Comey Shepherd (513) 894-8500 Market Ready Home Services (513) 300-2518 Wingate by Wyndham (513) 289-9231 TUTORING / COLLEGEAUTO DEALERSHIP BUSINESS COACHING FAMILY FUN & GRANITE / MARBLE / (513) 777-1101 REMODELING / HOME PREPPerformance Lexus Focal Point Coaching PARTIES NATURAL STONE Master Touch IMPROVEMENT Huntington Learning Center(513) 677-0177 (937) 572-2368 Jump & Jacks Cincinnati Stone Works INSURANCE (513) 759-1685 Pendery Construction (513) 489-5777 (513) 779-5867 (513) 777-7090 Kathy Carroll- Met Life (513) 965-9393Porsche of Kings Automall CARPET CLEANING (513) 543-3220 PHOTOGRAPHY WEB SITE DESIGN(513) 851-5900 Widmers FINANCIAL SERVICES HANDYMAN AND Just Kids Photography deStefano Brothers Remodeling De Novo Dezign (513) 321-7600 Edward Jones, Bill Lendl REMODELING State Farm- Meinberg (513) 847-4417 (513) 755-7471 (513) 886-7010AUTOMOTIVE BODY (513) 777-5555 SERVICES (513) 891-0100REPAIR CATERING Handyman Connection Tina Lay Photography RESTAURANT WEIGHT LOSS /West Chester Autobody At Your Service FITNESS (513) 733-3777 LAWN CARE / (513) 602-6083 Geisha Hibachi Grill & Sushi Bar NUTRITION(513) 777-3857 (513) 847-4584 Pilates Cycling of Mason MAINTENANCE (513) 777-3888 Advanced Wellness (513) 428-1129 HEALTH & HOME Lawn Improvement Team Webb Photography (513) 407-5775BALLOON & PARTY CHIROPRACTOR Angela Henry (513) 839-0367 (513) 746-1810 Jags Steak & SeafoodSUPPLIES Delta Chiropractic FLOORING (513) 258-3455 (513) 860-5353 WINE SHOPParty Discounters (513) 398-2000 Market Ready Home Services LIFE INSURANCE PLUMBING SERVICES Little Sonoma Fine Wines(513) 755-6974 (513) 289-9231 HEATING & AIR Western & Southern Life Fox Plumbing LLC UNO Chicago Grill (513) 942-9463 Live Well Chiropractic Center CONDITIONING (513) 282-2181 (513) 259-0699 (513) 942-6646BANKING (513) 285-7482 GARAGE MAKEOVERS Thomas & GalbraithFirst Financial bank Garage Storage and More (513) 825-6805 MASSAGE PRESCHOOL ROOFING(513) 234-7100 CONCIERGE SERVICES (513) 779-3400 Lighthouse Massage Therapy Primrose of Mason CONTRACTORS Best Friend Errand Service True Energy Smart Air (513) 543-1716 (513) 336-6756 Fasten Pro RoofingPeoples First Savings Bank (513) 283-4535 Ideal Garage Solutions (513) 457-4275 (513) 774-9495(513) 398-1040 (513) 562-7542 Massage Envy - West Chester The Goddard School DENTIST HOME (513) 779-7444 (513) 398-2777BEAUTY SALON Hardin Advanced Dentistry GARDEN CENTER IMPROVEMENTExquisite Beauty Spa (513) 322-2122 Berns Landscaping Champion Windows(513) 779-0343 (513) 423-5306 (513) 898-1694
8 NeighborhoodNews Heritage Homefront August August Heritage Homefront 9 Crime Stoppers During this period there was some police activity within our neighborhoods including criminal damage to the wall in the Braid Pod. However, immediately following thisThe accompanying table shows a break- reporting period, there was a serious home invasion and robbery on Ross Lane. Sta-down of police activity for the one-month tistics reflecting this robbery will be compiled in next month’s report. These statisticsperiod beginning May 16, 2012 and end- remind us that we should continue to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity thating June 15, 2012. This summary table we see to the Mason police (925-2525).is compiled from Mason Police incidentlogs for the period. This report does not cover residents of the Woods as their subdivision is outside the jurisdiction of the Mason Police Department. MAY 16, 2012 THROUGH JUNE 15, 2012 Theft, Criminal Traffic Crash, Suspicious Extra Alarm Drops and Area Damage No Injury Activity Patrols Other Ross Pod - - - 1 - Heritage Club Pod - - - - 8 Maxwell Pod - - 1 6 13 Colt Pod - - - 1 3 Braid Lane 1 - - - 3 The Woods* Total 1 - 1 8 27 * The Mason Police Department does not tabulate incidents in The Woods.“If you must leave your car outside a locked garage, take care to remove any valuables at night” – Mason Police
10 Heritage Homefront August August Heritage Homefront NeighborhoodNews 11 Fun... Ways to Contribute to Upcoming Editions of H eritage HOME front ! Professional... Back to School Pictures Labor Day Weekend Pictures Recipes Needed We would love to get our hands on your Please send us your pictures of your Do you have a favorite dish that you back to school pictures. This special event Labor Day festivities. Whether you plan would like to share with your neighbors? in your child’s life is something you can on attending a backyard cookout, a family Maybe it is an entrée, dessert, or just an treasure for years to come. What better picnic, a pool party, or go down to the see appetizer. Whatever the case, if your way to commemorate their first day at the fireworks, we would love to use your family likes it, you can be sure that oth- school than putting it in your neighbor- pictures in an upcoming edition. ers will too! hood publication. Please send all pictures and story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org by Successful... September 25th. We look forward to including them in an upcoming edition of the Heritage HOMEfront! Important Heritage Club HOA Websites tinyurl.com/hcpropertydocuments - “Building Communities, takes you to the Heritage Club Property Documents folder One Page at a Time.” tinyurl.com/hcforms - We’re looking for people like you to work at N2 Publishing, takes you to the Forms folder America’s leading producer of private neighborhood publications. For information about positions available in your area please contact us at www.n2pub.com. tinyurl.com/hchomefront - takes you to the past magazine issues www.n2pub.com facebook.com/N2Publishing tinyurl.com/hchomeservices - takes you to our service directory ™
12 NeighborhoodNews Heritage Homefront August August Heritage Homefront NeighborhoodNews 13Shout out Welcome . . . New neighbor, Val Scholl (farCongratulations to. . . right) of Maxwell Drive, was welcomed to the hood with lunch at Heritage Club by Sue McCafferty, Julie Wilson, Rita Armentrout, and Sue Smith. Val and her husband, David Scholl, relocated here from the Denver, Colorado area. save September 21, 2012 – Friday – Third annual “54 for 54” golf outing at Heritage Club. Chaired by Greg Scheid, Mike Quinn and Jeff Vaughn and benefiting A Kid Again. For fur- Date ther info contact Michelle Johnson at 232-5104.Emma Thacker is 4th from left on the back row, and Hannah Martin (from The the September 24, 2012 – Monday – Jeff Vaughn’s Sixteenth Annual “Bring a Foresome GolfWoods) is 2nd from right on the back row. Scramble” benefiting A Kid Again at Heritage Club. Contact Michelle Johnson at 232-5104.Emma Thacker and her soccer team, October 12, 2012 – Friday – Don Greer Memorial Scholarship Fund golf outing at Heritageincluding Hannah Martin (resident from Club. For further info contact the Heritage Club Golf Shop at 459-8105.the Woods), who won the 2012Ohio State Cup championshiplast weekend. The team is WarrenCounty United U14 girls Blue. Meet Neighbors….Eat FREE Food….They head to Regionals in June inSaginaw, Michigan.What a huge honor! Try a New Restaurant Are you tired of cooking night after night? Wouldn’t it be nice Lindsay and Jeff Vaughn on the birth of their son, Jay. if someone else would prepare dinner for you? Well, this is your chance! Why don’t you join us for this month’s Restaurant Review? We would love to have you! Even if you have never joined us before, now is your perfect opportunity. Our featuredJosh Vonderhaar was accepted to the University of Chicago for the summer session as restaurant this month is RJ’s Sports Pub, which is located ona junior in high school. He will be taking macroeconomics and ethics for college credit 7886 Cincinnati-Dayton Road. Feel free to join on August 13and will be gone for a month to study and live at the university. from 6:30–8:30 pm.Jacob Vonderhaar was accepted into Mason High Schools Student Ambassador In exchange for this FREE opportunity to sample the amaz- If you are interested in attending, please RSVP toprogram. He will be working with incoming freshmen, new students and current ing dishes that R.J.’s serves, residents are asked to provide their email@example.com. We do have limited seatingstudents as a resource for and about Mason schools. They try to provide a welcoming input regarding the experience. Please note that residents are also for this event, so please RSVP only if you are positive that youatmosphere to new and incoming students and help with orientations and schedules in asked to pay for their own “adult” beverages and provide a tip of $5 can attend. When all spots are taken, we will start a wait list inaddition to many other leadership activities per person for the great service. the event of a cancellation.
14 NeighborhoodNews Heritage Homefront August August Heritage Homefront NeighborhoodNews 15Just Kids PhotographyCaptured Moments in Timewith a Portrait Party By Elizabeth McCabe | Photos by Just Kids PhotographyOn May 30th, three families from Heritage Club had anincredible time at Just Kids Photography for their very ownPortrait Party! The Mattes family, Kaemmer family, and theJones family took their little ones to Just Kids Photography,located on 6464 Cincinnati-Dayton Road for this event. Forthis Portrait Party, Kennedy and Margo Mattes, Madelyn andRiley Jones, and Whitney and Courtney Kaemmer had thetime of their lives choosing festive outfits and hair accessoriesavailable exclusively at the studio. Once in their party attire,the girls were photographed together and individually.In case you have never heard of Just Kids Photography, theyrecently opened their doors in April this year by owners KathieWurtzler and Susan Murphy. Kathie is a graduate of Ohio Pho-tography Institute, a master photographer with PPA (Profes-sional Photographers of America), a five-time Kodak GalleryAward Winner, and a trusted seminar speaker on photograph-ing children. She and her husband, Gregg, photograph seniorportraits at their Wurtzler Photography studio. ask you what colors you decorate with in dips for all to munch on. If you are in theKathie, however, had a deep longing in her heart: she wanted order to “create custom art pieces for your mood for authentic Mexican food, Qdobato photograph “just kids.” With the help of her sister, Susan home.” Whether you want a wall portrait, Mexican Grill will satisfy your cravingsMurphy, who always wanted to have her own business, Just Kids a storyboard, or a collection package, Just with their quesadillas, burritos, taco sal-Photography was born. Kids Photography can accommodate you. ads, and more. We thank them for their Best of all, there are no session fees. support of this event.The sisters transformed an old farmhouse into a charming bou-tique studio. This studio is not your average studio, however. Just The patriotic Portrait Party, enjoyed by If you want to learn more about Just KidsKids Photography provides tutus, petticoats, dresses, leggings, Heritage Club families, was sponsored Photography, just check out their websiteand skirts for girls to use. There are also many options for boys by The HOMEfront Magazine and Little at www.justkidsphotography.com. Thisand accessories for all. Portrait Parties can also be scheduled for Sonoma Fine Wine and Gourmet Foods, website will give you all the informationchildren. which provided wine and fruit trays for that you need; plus, you can see galler- the event. Little Sonoma Fine Wine and ies of exceptional photographs. Or, youThe main focus of Just Kids Photography is children’s photog- Gourmet Foods can provide you with a might want to just give them a call atraphy. They focus on children ages zero through adolescence. large selection of California wines as well 513-847-4417. They would love to helpHowever, they also photograph small families with children as as wines throughout the world. This Por- you create a memorable art piece of yourwell. Just Kids Photography provides phone consultations so trait Party was also sponsored by Qdoba little one!they can design a set around a family’s preferences. They will Mexican Grill, which provided chips and
16 Heritage Homefront August August Heritage Homefront NeighborhoodNews 17 Cooks’ corner By JoEllen Reynolds Exquisite Long Lasting Beauty Spa Shellac Service Available Directions: Providing Insurance Natural Nail Care Where Beauty Begins Combine olive oil, vinegar, orange juice, and sugar in a blender Nail Enhancements and Financial Services Skin Care until smooth. Add salt and pepper to this mixture to taste. Lightly Home Office, Bloomington, Illinois 61710 Facial We accept toss the lettuce, pineapple, and red onion together. Pour on the Waxing competitor’s coupons oil and vinegar mixture until everything is well coated. Adjust the amount used to your own preference, more or less. (I use less and George W. Meinberg Signature Manicure & Pedicure 10% OFF then put additional dressing on the side.) Agent, Heritage Club Resident 39.00 Any Service Garnish individual salads with several avocado slices lightly sea- Not valid with other offers Not valid with other offers soned with salt and pepper and a squeeze of limejuice. 9400 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45242 The avocado pineapple salad should be tossed right before serving. 513-891-0100 7602 Voice of America Center Dr. • West Chester firstname.lastname@example.org 779-0343 • www.exquisitebeautyspa.com Avocado and Pineapple Salad Ingredients 1/3 cup good olive oil 1/3 cup vinegar 1/3 cup orange juice 1/3 cup sugar salt and pepper 1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded or romaine 2 cups of fresh ripe pineapple chunks 1 medium red onion, sliced thin 1–2 large avocados, peeled and sliced Fresh lime
18 NeighborhoodNews Heritage Homefront August August Heritage Homefront NeighborhoodNews 19 Sue and Rich Smith, hosts of the Sponsor Appreciation Receptionyard News Congratulations Tim and Denise Hopkins 4139 Maxwell Drive Laura and Vito Peraino, sponsors Dr. Masood Ahmad of the Allergy and Asthma Madeline Hoge of Sibcy Cline Realtors Northeast and month OF THE Center, Elizabeth Smith and Amy Mueller (Co-Chairs Tom Hoge of Lunch at the Links) The Yard of the Month page is designed to feature some of the best yards in our community. This is not a con- test. In fact if you have a great yard or can recommend one, please email email@example.com. We Photos by WEBB Photography are always looking for more spectacular yards! Kindervelt 19 By Rita Armentrout A Sponsor Appreciation Reception for the supporters of Lunch at the Links V was held June 7th at the home of Sue and Rich Kathy Francis of Kathy Francis Interiors, Shakila Ahmad, Debbie Wagner, Chair of Smith. Kindervelt officers and Lunch at the Links committee Wall of Purses members assembled to thank those sponsors who could attend. Elizabeth Smith and Amy Mueller, Co-Chairs of Lunch at the Links, presented a plaque to Dr. Masood Ahmad of the Allergy and Asthma Specialty Center for his generous support of the event for the past three years as Presenting Sponsor. Other major sponsors were Teva Pharmaceuticals, Kathy Francis Interiors, Madeline Hoge of Sibcy Cline, The Windsor Group, Sams Club Foundation, Pierce’s Lawn Care and Landscaping, and The Woods on Wilkens. This year’s Lunch at the Links V raised over $21,000 to support asthma research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Jim and Kathleen McVicker and Michelle Moran, representing J & K Construction Co.; Keith Moran, representing Ernst & Young
20 NeighborhoodNews Heritage Homefront August August Heritage Homefront NeighborhoodNews 21 Jenna McLeod on Tillinghast Ct is a graduate of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy “Signs of the Times” Con”GRAD”ulations! Class of 2012!! James Nosek on Braid Lane graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors. This fall, James will be attending: University of Missouri – MIZZOU (in Columbia, Mis- souri) School of Journalism. He was a sportswriter and columnist for Mason High School’s The Chronicle student newspaper and www.thecspn.com (The Comet Stu- dent Press Network).Sara Ahmed on Mackenzie Ct graduated from Summit Country Day School withHonors and is going to Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland this fall. Saradid a monumental job as a Senate Member at high school and was involved in Leadersand Scholars Program at her school. Matthew Francis on Braid Lane Melissa Iannuzzi on Maxwell Drive grad- graduated from Mason High School. uated from Mason High School and will be attending Butler University in the fall.Maria Jose Hurtado on Mackenzie Ct graduated with Magna Cum Laude. She was a Elias Magana on Braid Lane is a gradu-member of the German National Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society. ate of Mason High School and willShe will be attending the College of Arts and Architecture at the Pennsylvania State be majoring in Business at LipscombUniversity. University. Elias would also like to be a missionary. continued...
22 NeighborhoodNews Heritage Homefront August August Heritage Homefront NeighborhoodNews 23 ...continued EveningJoey Collins graduated from Mason High School and will be attending the Universityof Cincinnati. Book Club The Evening Book Club has met touch with Major Pettigrew, a really delightful chap, who is fac- Fridays at noon at the Heritage ing the challenges of loneliness, the generation gap, encroaching Club pool during June and July. development, racial bias, social mores, sibling rivalry, and his We read and discussed Major Pet- own truly heartfelt feelings (which he thought had long been tigrew’s Last Stand, a New York decided and set forever). The Major’s own evolving humanity Times bestseller and first novel gets in the way of his dyed-in-the-wool opinions and the result by Helen Simonson. Most agreed makes a lovely light story and perfect summer reading. that they would like to keep inMonica Lynde on Raynor Court graduated Summa Cum Laude and will be attendingLoyola University in Chicago. By Rita Armentrout Lighthouse F $10 OF r Massage Therapy u Smiti Gupta on Maxwell Drive is a 1st 1-Ho e Massag graduate of Ursuline. Just me ntion By Appointment Only this ad • Swedish Massage • Hot Stone • Deep Tissue Massage • Reflexology • Pregnancy Massage • Reverse Ionic DetoxMorgan Prescott on Ross Drive graduated from Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. 3476 Irwin Simpson Road, Suite 111 Mason, Ohio 45040 513-543-1716Cara Nwankwo on Maxwell Drive is a Maria Staley on Neville Street graduated2012 graduate of Cincinnati Hills from Mason High School.Christian Academy.
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26 NeighborhoodNews Heritage Homefront August August Heritage Homefront NeighborhoodNews 27BUSINESS beat pets precious By Brad Leffler, Owner of “Leave It On Us”Following up with “Leave It On Us”When I began my business in the summer of 2008, I was justlooking for a little something to take up some of my time. Back By Elizabeth McCabethen I had about 10 clients, which was perfect for what I wasthinking. My typical daily routine was washing a golf cart andwatering some flowers. Furry FriendNow, in our 5th year of business, we have approximately 30clients and it is only 2 or 3 weeks into the summer! The typical Briar Rosedaily routine has also changed. I wake up early in the morn-ing to let many dogs out and then water flowers and go back Iannuzzito play with the dogs for the rest of the day. I really couldnt beany happier with what I am doing and how well my business isdoing! Everyone needs a four-legged-friend in their lives, and the Iannuzzi family is no exception. Although thisDon’t forget to contact Leave It On Us for all of your vacation bearded collie is officially known as Briar Rose Iannuzzi, they call her BRI for short. Interestingly, the breederservices! Leave It On Us is run by teenager Brad Leffler, a Heri- named this precious pet after none other than Sleeping Beauty. With Karen and John Iannuzzi’s daughter,tage Club resident. He watches pets, waters flowers, and doescountless other things while you are on vacation! Be certain to Melissa, into Disney princesses at the time, Karen says that they “knew this was the right dog for us.”contact Brad at (513)-253-3806 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Briar was originally born in Bucks Coun- and how patient she was “sitting so still, Briar also loves to exercise. At the sight ty, Pennsylvania on April 14, 2001, but waiting to get on her way.” But California of her leash, she will start barking and she found her real home in October 2002 was not Briar’s permanent residence. She jumping because the thought of a walk when she was introduced to the Iannuzzi actually moved again in 2008 on a 2,500- excites her that much! However, she is family. It was Melissa who really wanted mile trip east. On this trip, Briar traveled not very interested in chasing the geese, a dog. After some careful research, it was in an air-conditioned van and became an as most dogs are. decided that a bearded collie would be instant favorite of the driver’s daughter the best fit for the family. because of her playfulness. The funniest thing about Briar is that a mere haircut takes about 20 pounds off This dog is quite the traveler, too. Karen Her playfulness is one of the traits that of her. Many people think that she is a explains, “Within 8 months of her adop- make her the unique dog that she is. Briar big and heavy dog that sheds a lot; but in tion she was on the road traveling 3000 especially loves to play with her Frisbee. reality she is only 40 pounds of fluff. She miles with my father and brother in my This dog has also become popular with doesnt ever shed, believe it or not. Call 513-733-3777 Yukon, getting transported from Phila- others, particularly the golfers on the Service you can trust! delphia to Napa, California.” Briar took green. In fact, many golfers refer to her This four-legged friend has been a wel- the 3,000 miles in style, lying on the back as the “dog at the top of hole 7” since she come addition to the Iannuzzi family. Done Right! seat eating pretzels, playing Frisbee at the is usually sitting out on her chain or run- They are so glad to have found Briar and Done Quick! rest stops, and sleeping at dog-friendly ning after a Frisbee. However, Briar is not are looking forward to many more years Guaranteed! hotels. At one point along the trip, some- a fan of the golf course equipment and of happiness (and Frisbee throwing) with one even complimented Briar, comment- tends to chase after the workers’ carts in their precious pet! See pictures & learn more about us at ing what a “lifelike stuffed dog” she was the morning when she walks the course http://butler-warren.handymanconnection.com with her owner.
28 Heritage Homefront August August Heritage Homefront NeighborhoodNews 29 kids corner The Goddard School® located in Mason, OH, recommends trying new activities with your child! Beach-Themed Kids’ Jokes 1. What are the two richest fish in the sea? 2. Where does a fish go to get money?? 3. What do sea monsters eat? 4. Why don’t lobsters share?? 5. What is the most famous sea creature? Cool Summer Games Try these water activities with your children and keep them “cool” in the hot August weather! Water Works This game is played like musical chairs. Play music while chil- dren run, skip and jump through a water sprinkler. After a short amount of time, stop the music. The child in the sprinkler when the music stops is in charge of controlling the music in the next round! Frozen Toes Fill a wading pool with cool water and ice cubes. Give each child a bucket. Ask the children to transfer as many ice cubes as they can from the pool to their bucket – using their feet! The child with the most ice cubes is the winner! *Safety First: A parent or guardian should always be present when children are engaged in water play. Parents should use their discre- tion regarding age-appropriate games for their children. Kids’ Jokes Answers: shellfish! 5. A sea star! 1. goldfish and a silverfish! 2. The riverbank! 3. Fish and ships! 4. Because they are
30 NeighborhoodNews Heritage Homefront August August Heritage Homefront NeighborhoodNews 31athlete of the MONTH By Resident, Eavan ReedMeet Eavan Reed, Ellie & Abbie MyersGymnastics State Champion!Name: Eavan ReedAge: 9 Ashlyn Gigliotti, Merrin Hicks, Caroline, Emily and John FischerSchool: Western Row Heritage ClubSport/Activity: Gymnastics NewsHow long have you participated? Seven years. I started when Iwas 2. Grant & Alexis VeldhuisWhere do you normally practice? Perfection GymnasticsAre you on a team? Yes Kids’ Craft Night at Heritage Club Each month, Heritage Club hosts Kids’Who is your favorite teacher? Miss Robin Craft Night and for the month of June, the kids made gifts for Dad for Father’sWho do you idolize in gymnastics? Nastia Liukin Day. Paint-N-Play came as a special guest and helped the kids make coffeeHave you met anyone famous? Yes! Nastia Liukin, John Roeth- mugs for Dad!lisberger, and John MacreadyHave you traveled anywhere related to gymnastics? Yes, toChicago, Michigan, Tennessee, and KentuckyWhat events have you participated in? Bars, beam, floor, andvaultWhat awards or honors have you received? Winning the stateof Ohio Gymnastics Meet What is your favorite moment? When I split the beam in Chi- cago. I got back up and finished my routine. All the parentsWhat have you learned from participating? That you should be thought it was the highlight of the season.proud of yourself no matter what Any tips for someone wanting to try gymnastics? Don’t getWhat do you like the most about gymnastics? The bars frustrated, and remember to breathe! Painting mugs for Dad! Alexis Veldhuis & Olivia Himes
32 NeighborhoodNews Heritage Homefront August August Heritage Homefront NeighborhoodNews 33 fourth course it was. We all had a plate with a Mini Brownie, warmed with Peanut Butter Fudge Gelato, and a piece of Peanut Brittle on the side. We also sam- pled the Mini Créme Brulee with Traditional Vanilla Bean Custard Caramelized Sugar, and Berry Coulis. The presentation is impressive with the way Chef Michelle Brown displays each dish. We have a scale from 1 - 5, with 5 being the BEST, and Jag’s was defi- nitely our top rated restaurant with all 5’s. Everyone agreed they would recommend friends to dine at Jag’s as well as return themselves. Whether it is just two for dinner or an event, Jag’s can handle it with style to create a memorable experience for any occasion. They have a Private Event Coordina- tor, Laura Peyton, who will ensure that no detail is overlooked. There are rooms with intimate settings for 12 to 14 in the “Parlor Room” or “Florida Room.” The “Library Room,” “Mahogany Room,” and “CaliforniaReview Room” can accommodate up to 60 for a sit down ele- gant dinner. Jag’s also offers audio and visual equipment restaurant for business meetings. Best of all, the night’s not over after dinner. Atop the majestic marble & mahogany bar in their lounge sits By Michelle Tieman a baby grand piano where a variety of the city’s most Pictures by WEBB Photography The second course was the “soup, salad, and grilled cheese.” This item is outstanding musicians perform live Monday thru Satur- available on the lounge menu as well as on the lunch menu in December. day all evening. Each musician has a style all their own, By the looks of the responses to the review questionnaire, I’d say that we covering all eras of music having you singing along withI had my own opinion of what is anticipated and and cozy, upscale, having a wonderful ambiance, intimate, and will definitely come back again and again. The Gourmet Grilled Cheese songs from yesterday to today. Or come out on Friday or enhanced by its soft music and lighting.” All of which made it had Aged Cheddar, Fontina, Triple Whipped Brie, Arugula, Tomato Saturday night and dance the night away while enjoy-expected at Jag’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant. conducive for conversation and relaxation while we enjoyed the Confit and Balsamic. The Crab Bisque had an intense Crab Stock, ing the new state-of-the-art light show and listening toAnyone who has been there raves about the steaks, and four courses served throughout the evening. Cream, and Sherry Créme Fraiche. The salad was a Boursin Berry Salad, some of the city’s best bands. The Company and The Slythe seafood lovers will tell you the Seabass is the best in which included Gourmet Greens, Boursin Cheese, Fresh Berries, Hari- Band are two of Jag’s mainstay house bands.town. But who would have predicted that some of our Beginning with the first course was a vast array of delicious cot Verts, Candied Walnuts, Tomatoes, Craisins, and Red Wine Vinai- appetizers: Camelot Chicken, which is a Coconut Encrusted grette. This was a perfect combination for a summer lunch. A wonderful alternative to dinner is Jag’s Friday Happyneighbors here in Heritage Club would pick the “grilled Chicken with Coconut Honey Mustard and Pineapple; Parme- Hour Buffet from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. An abundancecheese and soup” (aka Gourmet Grilled Cheese and san Calamari, served with Spicy Marinara and Peppercorn Aio- of appetizers, seafood, carved beef, pastas, salads and And the third course was my personal favorite, being a seafood lover. ACrab Bisque) as their favorite. It just goes to show that li; Pear and Peach Bruschetta, a Sweet Peach and Pear Chutney generous portion of Seabass and Sliced Filet Mignon was served. The delicious desserts to name a few, all for a minimumoutstanding ingredients and care goes into each and over Triple Whipped Brie topped with a Balsamic Reduc- Seabass was seared with Thai Chili Beurre Blanc, paired with Garlic of $8.95 per person. Summertime at Jag’s offers drink tion; and a variety of sushi that included Jag’s Roll - Tempura Mashed Potatoes, and Roasted Carrots. The Filet was also served with specials from 5:00 p.m. until close thru September 1,every dish. Shrimp, King Crab, Avocado and Cream Cheese along with the potatoes and carrots along with Onion Straws. What can I say about 2012. They include $3 Yuengling, $4 Summer Shandy, Spicy Aioli; 5980 Roll - Tempura Shrimp, Spicy Tuna, Cream these two meals? Well, not one negative word. You will just have to come and $5 Well Cocktails. The Late Night Bar Menu start-On June 20, 2012, Heritage residents enjoyed not just another Cheese, Chives, Cucumber, Sliced Tuna; Oscar Roll - Kobe for yourself to savor the delicious entrées. You definitely won’t be disap- ing at 11 p.m. until close in the lounge offers a varietymonthly dinner night out, but an exceptional dinner served by beef, Asparagus, King Crab, Lobster Hollandaise; Spicy Tuna pointed. of choices such as Fried Chicken Wings, Inferno Sushiprofessional staff with the personal attention of Michael Frank- Roll - Tuna, Spicy Aioli, Cucumber, Scallion, and Tobiko. We Roll, Pork Belly Tostados, Gourmet Grilled Cheese,lin, General Manager, who oversaw every detail. We were seated were warned not to overindulge in the appetizers and to save After the fabulous meal, who would have thought there was room for plus a couple of items to rotate.in the California Room. It was described as “elegant, yet warm room for what was yet to come. dessert? Like they say, bring it and they will eat it . . . and a scrumptious continued...