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  1. 1. homefront M arc h 201 2 T he O f f ici a l P ubl i c at i on Of T he HOAs Of The He r it age C lub, The Wo o ds, And Me di na h At He r it age C lubPhoto provided byWebb Photography
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  3. 3. Note4 Heritage Homefront March March Heritage Homefront neighborhoodnews 5h o a co n tac t i n f o r m at i o n : www.n2pub.com Publisher’sBill Partridge, President tim Reisinger, Maxwell Pod © 2012 Neighborhood Networks Publishing, Inc.william.partridge@gmail.com timreisinger@hotmail.comHeritage Club Pod ADVERtISING INFo b.hayes@n2pub.com Denny Martin, Maxwell PodMickey Schonhoft, Heritage Club Pod martin4220@aol.com N. CINCINNAtI Bernadette Hayesmschonhoft@gmail.com AREA DIRECtoR 513-846-4606 carol hammons, Colt PodDieter Moeller, Ross Pod chammons@cinci.rr.com N. CINCINNAtI EDItoR Steve Schroederdieterm@aol.com ACCoUNt EXECUtIVE Emily Gilmartin Hello, CoNtENt CooRDINAtoR Evonne MarinakisPRoPERty ManagEMEnt coMPany The time that we have been eagerly anticipating is almost upon I would like to send our apologies to June Webb of WEBBScott Losekamp, Association Manager Medinah at Heritage Club ADVERtISING CooRDINAtoR Marci FenterTowne Properties Asset Management Stonegate Property Management, Inc. us . . . spring is right around the corner! The gray days of winter Photography. Last month we should have credited WEBB489-4059 (phone) nancy M. Frankenfield CoNtRIBUtING WRItERS Nancy Young, Evonne Marinakis, Rachel will soon be far behind us as we embrace the arrival of a brand Photography for the photos of “Loveable Adorable Snickers:scottlosekamp@tp1.com 513-528-3990 Giesel, Beth McCabe new season. I can almost hear the birds chirping and the lawn- The Perfect Family Pet”. WEBB Photography also provided mowers gearing up. Flowers blooming, green leaves on trees the photo for the Volunteer Spotlight image of “Julie Szawaluk-To view Heritage HOMEfront online, go to tinyurl.com/hchomefront. CoNtRIBUtINGTo see some magazine pictures in color, go to tinyurl.com/hchfphotos. Webb Photography Creative Light Studio -- it instantly puts a smile on my face! What a wonderful season The Dragonfly Foundation”. We are sorry for the mix-up! PHotoGRAPHERS 513-746-1810 513-256-6001 to enjoy the outdoors. I can’t wait to go to the park, take a walk www.junewebbphotography.com www.TheCreativeLightStudio.comnEIghBoRhooD cLuBS / oRganIzatIonS around the neighborhood, or simply soak in the sunshine. My We wish you a wonderful spring and hope you will take DISCLAIMER: Any articles included in this publication and/or opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the boys love this time of year as well. advantage of the blue skies and green grass that spring offers!Bridge Mah Jongg views of N2 Publishing but remain solely those of the author(s). The paid advertisements contained within the HeritageJune Kazin - 573-9392 Stephanie Broshear - 398-8131 HOMEfront magazine are not endorsed or recommended by N2 Publishing or the publisher. Therefore, neither N2 Publishing In an effort to streamline some of our systems, we are starting Best Regards, Bernadette nor the publisher may be held liable or responsible for business practices of these companies. NotE: When communityBook club (Wednesday afternoon) Kindervelt events take place, photographers may be present to take photos for that event and they may be used in this publication. up a brand new email address to receive content for HeritageCarol Hammons - 573-7036 Michelle Moran - 240-9770 HOMEfront. Email us at content@n2publishing.com by March 25 for the May issue. We welcome details and photos from newBook club (Evening) births, graduations, weddings, anniversaries, and so forth. If you Bernadette HayesTrish O’Conner – 336-0095 have any story ideas for future issues, feel free to let us know North Cincinnati Area Director that as well. 513-846-4606I M P o R ta n t P H o n e n u m b e r s Primrose School b.hayes@n2pub.com (513) 469-1112 Time-Warner Cable of Mason (513) 591-7700 Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) 5888 Snider Rd (513) 459-7711 (513) 925-2525 800-544-6900 Heritage Country Club Non-emergency Police and Fire Depts Duke Energy Mason, OH 45040 513.336.6756 on the Cover See full story on page 18 about Mosaics and More and the artist (your neigh- bor) Nancy L Groves-Van Buskirk! (513) 298-3000 West Chester Hospital www.primrosemason.com Schools (513)459-2850 Mason Intermediate Campus Complete Care...birth thru high school. (513)398-9035 Mason Middle School Quality Care....personal, friendly staff. (513)398-5025 Mason High School (513)398-3821 St. Susanna Elementary School (513)247-0900 Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy Educational Child Care for Infants through Call 513-733-3777 (513) 770-3223 Mars Hill Academy Service you can trust! Private Kindergarten and After School Steven R. Brinn, M.D, • Otilia P. Fernandez, M.D. Lauren A. Peck, M.D. heritage hoMEfront Done Right! Liberty Township Location 7097 Liberty Centre Drive Jennifer Mueller, Contact for the Woods Done Quick! Sharonville Location dmueller10@cinci.rr.com Guaranteed! 11258 Lebanon Road (Route 42) ©2011 Primrose School Franchising Company. All rights reserved. www.LSPediatrics.com Michelle Moran, Contact for Medinah at Heritage Club See pictures & learn more about us at kmichellemoran@gmail.com http://butler-warren.handymanconnection.com CALL (513)563-0044
  4. 4. 6 neighborhoodsponsors Heritage Homefront March March Heritage Homefront neighborhoodsponsors 7 This section has been created to give you easier access when searching for a HOUSE CLEANING Master Touch Madeline Hoge-Sibcy Cline SPORTING trusted neighborhood vendor and service provider to use. Take a minute to Maid Pro (513) 759-1685 (513) 659-0095 EQUIPMENT familiarize yourself with the businesses sponsoring the Hertiage HOMEfront. (513) 878-0280 Kathys Tennis Boutique PEDIATRIC Sandra Peters - Comey Shepherd (513) 755-2387 These local businesses are proud to partner with your neighborhood and INSURANCE Liberty Sharonville Pediatrics (513) 300-2518 make this newsletter possible. Please support these businesses and thank them for supporting Heritage Club! Kathy Carroll- Met Life (513) 563-0044 TRANSPORTATION & (513) 543-3220 REMODELING / TAXI PHOTOGRAPHY HOME All Around Taxi State Farm- Meinberg June Webb Photography IMPROVEMENT (513) 894-8500 (513) 891-0100 (513) 746-1810 Neals Design RemodelAUTO DEALERSHIP BUSINESS COACHING Harvest Financial Advisors HANDYMAN AND (513) 489-7700 TRAVEL AGENCYPerformance Lexus Focal Point Coaching (513) 779-3030 REMODELING JEWELRY The Creative Light Studio Cruise Holidays of West Chester(513) 677-0177 (937) 572-2368 SERVICES Yeltons Fine Jewelry (513) 265-6001 Pendery Construction (513) 777-5970 FITNESS Handyman Connection (513) 860-1750 (513) 965-9393AUTOMOTIVE BODY CATERING Pilates Cycling of Mason (513) 733-3777 Tina Lay Photography TUTORING / COLLEGEREPAIR At Your Service (513) 428-1129 LAWN CARE / (513) 602-6083 deStefano Brothers Remodeling PREPWest Chester Autobody (513) 847-4584 HEALTH & HOME MAINTENANCE (513) 755-7471 Huntington Learning Center(513) 777-3857 The Fitness Store Angela Henry 6 Reasons Lawn Care PLUMBING SERVICES (513) 489-5777 CHIROPRACTIC (513) 891-3888 (513) 258-3455 (513) 777-4700 Fox Plumbing LLC RESTAURANTBALLOON & PARTY Delta Chiropractic (513) 259-0699 Geisha Hibachi Grill & Sushi Bar WEB SITE DESIGNSUPPLIES (513) 398-2000 FLOORING HEATING & AIR LIFE INSURANCE (513) 777-3888 De Novo DezignParty Discounters Market Ready Home Services CONDITIONING Western & Southern Life PRESCHOOL (513) 886-7010(513) 755-6974 Live Well Chiropractic Center (513) 289-9231 Thomas & Galbraith (513) 282-2181 Creative Tots Jags Steak & Seafood (513) 285-7482 (513) 825-6805 (513) 770-6776 (513) 860-5353 WEIGHT LOSS /BANKING GARAGE MAKEOVERS MASSAGE NUTRITIONFirst Financial bank CONCIERGE SERVICES Garage Storage and More HOME SERVICES Massage Envy - West Chester Primrose of Mason UNO Chicago Grill Advanced Wellness(513) 234-7100 Best Friend Errand Service (513) 779-3400 Contents Management (513) 779-7444 (513) 336-6756 (513) 942-6646 (513) 407-5775 (513) 283-4535 (513) 505-8929Peoples First Savings Bank GARDEN CENTER NAIL SALON The Goddard School ROOFING WINE SHOP(513) 398-1040 DENTIST Berns Landscaping HOME THEATER Venetian (513) 398-2777 CONTRACTORS Little Sonoma Fine Wines Hardin Advanced Denistry (513) 217-2042 SYSTEMS (513) 770-0799 Fasten Pro Roofing (513) 942-9463BEAUTY SALON (513) 322-2122 Cincinnati Home Theater PRIVATE SCHOOL (513) 774-9495Exquisite Beauty Spa GRANITE / MARBLE / (513) 791-4663 PAINTING Mars Hill Academy(513) 779-0343 DRY CLEANERS NATURAL STONE Anne Tabor Painting (513) 770-3223 SALON Widmers Cincinnati Stone Works Hanson Audio Video (513) 266-3412 Lunatic FringeBICYCLES (513) 321-7600 (513) 777-7090 (937) 293-6200 REAL ESTATE (513) 795-1542West Chester Cyclery Market Ready Home Services Jean Raga- Sibcy Cline(513) 777-9742 FINANCIAL SERVICES HOTEL (513) 289-9231 (513) 677-1830 Edward Jones, Bill Lendl Wingate by Wyndham (513) 777-5555 (513) 777-1101
  5. 5. 8 neighborhoodnews Heritage Homefront March March Heritage Homefront 9 Crime StoppersThe accompanying table shows a breakdown of police activity be vigilant and report any suspicious activity that we see to thefor the one month period beginning December 16, 2011 and Mason police (925-2525).ending January 15, 2012. This summary table is compiled fromMason Police incident logs for the period. This report does not cover residents of the Woods, as their subdivi- sion is outside the jurisdiction of the Mason Police Department.During this period, there again was only minor police activitywithin our neighborhoods. Nevertheless, we should continue to “If you must leave your car outside a locked garage, take care to remove any valuables at night.” – Mason Police DECEMBER 16, 2011 THROUGHT JANUARY 15, 2012 Theft, Criminal Traffic Crash, Suspicious Extra Alarm Drops and Area Damage No Injury Activity Patrols Other Ross Pod - - - - - Heritage Club Pod 1 - - - 9 Maxwell Pod - - - - 1 Colt Pod - - - - 1 Braid Lane 1 - 1 - 1 The Woods* Total 2 - 1 - 12 * The Mason Police Department does not tabulate incidents in The Woods. Can you name everything in your home? What would you do Create PEACE OF MIND with a Home Inventory if your home had What is Home Inventory? A prepared list which includes detailed descriptions & photographs water damage, of the personal Property located in and around your home. a major fire or a burglary? 513-505-8929 www.ahomeinventoryservice.com • info@ahomeinventoryservice.com A home fire is reported every 76 seconds Ensure Larger, Faster and More Accurate Insurance Claims 1 out of 6 homes will be burglarized this year.
  6. 6. Editor...10 neighborhoodnews Heritage Homefront March March Heritage Homefront neighborhoodnews 11 We Love Pictures! Letter to the January 31, 2012 Madame Editor -- Bernadette, first of all I owe you and Bill Partridge of the HOA "in the original size," and emailing me special mentions of their a big thank you for giving me the privilege of working on this kids accomplishments. magazine. You and your staff did the heavy lifting -- securing advertisers to fund the project. My part was fun -- getting to N2Publishing Company uses the tag line "turning neighbor- know the neighbors, learning about their projects, their hobbies, hoods into communities" and I am grateful to have been a part their families and their pets. Heritage Club has the best neigh- of that. Gene and I are just across Butler/Warren and hopeCassie Goodwin (far left) goes to eighth grade dance at CHCA with several friends. bors in the world -- kind, friendly, and so willing to share their to see many of you at Heritage Club in the future. Thanks so stories; welcoming me into their homes, sending me pictures much for the good wishes. Rita aRmentRoutGrace Goodwin at her new keyboard from Santa. How we spent our summer vacation: Nicholas, Matthew, Cassie and Grace Goodwin after a Xavier University Dean and Kathy Francis at Yosemite National Park. basketball game at the Cintas Center with Brandon Phillips.
  7. 7. 12 Heritage Homefront March March Heritage Homefront neighborhoodnews 13 Ways to get involved in Upcoming Editions of H eritage HOMe frOnt ! for being my mom about your toys! note,” or a hand- written “you’re the Spring Break Vacation Pictures best, mom?” Are you planning a special getaway to an Boys With Their Toys exotic destination for spring break with your family? Or maybe you are planning We are happy to to go to Florida and celebrate in style. Or announce that we perhaps you are just going on a “stayca- are starting a new tion” and checking out all that Cincinnati section to be fea- has to offer. tured in Heritage HOMEfront called Whatever the case, we would love to Notes to Mom for Mother’s Day “Boys With Their Toys.” This exciting feature your pictures in Heritage HOME- section will feature men (or boys) with front. Pictures of you and your fam- With the arrival of May comes a very their new toys. ily would make a great addition to our important holiday—Mother’s Day! We magazine. are planning to include “Notes to Mom” Maybe you bought a brand-new jet ski, to honor her on her special day to be fea- a fabulous new motorcycle, or a super- Please send all pictures, story tured in Heritage HOMEfront. duper golf cart. You name it -- we would ideas and Love notes to mom to love to feature it! Or perhaps you have a content@n2publishing.com by Have your children written you a special model train layout in your basement, or note of gratitude for all the hard work March 25th. We look forward to a model airplane collection that is your that you do throughout the year? Have heart’s delight. Whatever the case, your including them in an upcoming they given you a “love note,” a “thanks neighbors at would really enjoy reading edition of Heritage HOMEfront!
  8. 8. out out14 neighborhoodnews Heritage Homefront March March Heritage Homefront neighborhoodnews 15 ShoutShout Tommy Oswalt will be graduating in June from Cornell University and has accepted a position with Caesars Casino in Las Vegas.CONGRATULATIONS TO… * Our apologies, as last month when this ran the school listed was incorrect.Linda and Randy Randolph, Maxwell Dr., on the birth of their There are some 600 MDs who have been recognized by theirgrandson Andrew William, born 1/11/12 and weighing 8 lb. 10 oz. peers (in a survey that went to 5,000 MDs in the Greater Cin- cinnati area) as the MD they would turn to "if you, a family WELCOME TO…Sandra Peters on Heritage Club Drive was just awarded #1 real member, or a friend needed medical attention." The results wereestate agent for the state of Ohio! published in the January 2012 issue of CINCINNATI MAGA- Dave and Renee Fischer at 4684 Raynor ZINE, and seven of those MDs are residents of Heritage Club.Mason School Students of the Month are chosen for their They are… Matt and Cari Gigliotti at 4718 Raynorcharacter, with an emphasis in January on forgiveness. Highfives to . . . CONDOLENCES TO…Rosie PeRaino emma HulbeRt Michael and Marna Weber. Marnas mother, Jane Sonnenberg, died January 15, 2012Collin mCKenzie amanda VeneRable Laurie and Mike Ashley and their family. Lauries mother died in December. masood aHmad, MD, syed aHmad, MD, aman aHmed, MD., Maxwell Dr. Braid Ln. Heritage Club Dr. Allergy and Immunology Surgical Oncology, Geriatrics Pancreatic Disease save Date the Important Heritage ClubCassie Goodwin scores a 97% on her high school placement aRt aRand, MD, maRC oRlando, MD, HanisH setHi, MD, Hoa Websites Maxwell Dr. Maxwell Dr. Raynor Ct.test and decides to attend Ursuline Academy. Neurological Surgery Pain Management; also Psychiatry Physical Medicine and May 14, 2012 tinyurl.com/hcpropertydocuments - Rehabilitation The Dragonfly Foundations second annual golf event. Pat Gastreich, on a successful Takes you to the Heritage Club Property Documents folder opening. Pat, one of our Heritage For information please contact Ria@DavidsonCER.com Club residents, who works in tinyurl.com/hcforms - many media, was featured at the ...turn to "if you, a family May 19, 2012 Takes you to the Forms folder Chelsea gallery Agora in January. Lunch at the Links V, a benefit for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital She is shown here with her most member, or a friend needed For information please contact kmichelmoran@gmail.com tinyurl.com/hchomefront - recent work -- a series of paint- Jan Fu, MD, Takes you to the past magazine issuesings featuring the feminine form in many different roles. Raynor Ct. medical attention." Dermatology/ To add an event of interest to our residents, please email Bernadette Hayes at Cosmetics tinyurl.com/hchomeservices - b.hayes@n2pub.com. Takes you to our service directory
  9. 9. 16 Heritage Homefront March March Heritage Homefront neighborhoodnews 17 Pat Goellner shown here at the Pink Ribbon Classic, another one of her passions, with her foursome: left to right --Pam McCurrach, Pat, Cheryl Frey, and Phyllis Forte."Volunteer S potlight Hats Off to Pat Goellner: A Court Appointed Special Advocate! Written by Elizabeth McCabe If You Need an Allergist, Look No Further Than Dr. Masood Ahmad Written by Elizabeth McCabe | Photos by Webb Photography Many of us may and expanding your horizons. But the she learned a lot from these professionals Do you suffer seasonal allergies? Drug allergies? insect allergies? sinusitis? asthma? want to help the payoff could not be better. While ProKids to help her succeed. less fortunate does not pay its volunteers, the job that If so, look no further than Dr. Masood Ahmad of the Allergy Ahmad now uses her technical skills on the business side of Dr. of society but CASA volunteers do is highly rewarding The fate of children who do not have and Asthma Specialty Center on 6964 Tylersville Road. He Ahmad’s practice. Furthermore, she is a “very avid volunteer,” do not know and it truly makes a difference for those CASA volunteers is essentially left to the has more than twenty years of experience treating children and Dr. Ahmad says proudly. Mrs. Ahmad was recently named a exactly where impacted by its services. Considering that courts and to Job and Family Services adults; chances are, his expertise can put an end to your allergies. “Woman of Excellence” by the West Chester Liberty Cham- to start. When abuse has stopped for 99% of ProKids ( JFS). It is far better to have a CASA Dr. Ahmad lives in Heritage Club. ber Alliance. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Pat Goellner of children in the last decade, the results volunteer, especially when JFS is over- West Chester Medical Center and has served on the board for Heritage Club from the work of CASA volunteers speak whelmed with cases. Dr. Ahmad took his residency in pediatrics at St. Joseph Mercy BRIDGES for a Just Community (as well as serving as chair of watched Chan- for themselves! Hospital in Michigan and earned the position of Chief Resi- its board of directors).nel 9 News five years ago, she became While there are 1,500 children in Ham- dent during his final year. He also completed a fellowship inmotivated to make a difference for others. Pat works with ages newborn to three, ilton County needing the assistance allergy and clinical immunology at Children’s Hospital and Don’t let these credentials intimidate you concerning Dr. AhmadPrompted by the Marcus Fiesel tragedy, also known as the “Building Blocks.” For- of JFS, there are only 250 CASAs. In University of Cincinnati Medical Centers, where he received or his wonderful wife. Dr. Ahmad is a down-to-earth, kind-heartedPat wanted to help. With ProKids she merly a preschool speech therapist, Pat other words, only one child in six will be extensive training in diagnosing and treating patients. Following individual who would love to help you and your family put yourfound a way. loves this age group. Her role is to “decide fortunate enough to have an advocate his fellowship, Dr. Ahmad was selected as a Research Fellow at allergies behind you. “Our approach is non-intimidating—the goal what is best” for the child she is assigned. appointed for them. CASA volunteers Children’s Hospital Medical Center. is to make you as comfortable as possible,” he says. With a spaciousProKids was formed in 1981 to advocate Although the court favors reunification come from all walks of life, including office setting and minimal wait time, Dr. Ahmad makes medicalfor abused and neglected children in whenever possible, sometimes it is actu- retired professionals, teachers, and others. Dr. Ahmad is a member of the American Academy of Allergy and treatment as pleasant as possible.Hamilton County. ProKids trains people ally better if the child is adopted, espe- If you are interested in helping less fortu- Immunology; American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immu-as Court Appointed Special Advocate cially in home situations involving drug nate children, be sure to check out www. nology; Ohio State Medical Association; Academy of Medicine The results Dr. Ahmad achieves speak for themselves. Of those(CASA) volunteers. Each volunteer is or alcohol abuse. CASA volunteers have prokids.org to learn and to read about of Cincinnati; Butler County Medical Society; Warren County who seek treatment from him for allergies, he estimates thatassigned a child (ranging from only days significant input involving such decisions. specific children whose lives have been Medical Society; Ohio State Allergy and Asthma Society; and 98 to 99 percent feel better. Even allergy shots have a 75 toold to the age of 18) and helps to secure touched by CASA volunteers. Cincinnati Allergy and Asthma Society. He has served as President 80 percent success rate. So if you are suffering from allergies,the best interest of the child, especially In order to be a CASA volunteer, Pat had of the Cincinnati Allergy and Asthma Society. Dr. Ahmad has also asthma, eczema, headaches, hives, drug and food allergies, insectconcerning living arrangements. to attend CASA University, where she We wish Pat the best as a CASA volunteer earned the title of “Cincinnati Top Doctor” in the field of Allergies allergies, sinus problems, skin rashes, bronchitis, or recurrent received 40 hours of training. She then and are proud of what she is doing to serve and Asthma in Cincinnati Magazine. infections, feel free to give Dr. Ahmad a call at (513) 777-7097Being a child advocate is not an easy task, received an additional 12 hours of train- the community. We are so happy that she is or visit his website at allergyandasthmaspecialty.net. He may beand it is not for the faint-of-heart. It truly ing. The instructors were exceptional in making a difference for children! But behind every great man is a great woman. Dr. Ahmad’s wife the very answer that you have been looking for!involves going out of your comfort zone their depth of knowledge, Pat says, and is an example. Formerly a systems engineer at IBM, Shakila
  10. 10. 18 neighborhoodnews Heritage Homefront March March Heritage Homefront neighborhoodnews 19 Nancy L Groves-Van Buskirk with chair fabric designed, created and upholstered by Nancy The Columbus Connection piece created by Nancy reflecting on 500th anniversary of Christopher Colum- bus expedition and adult children in college. Nancy has also designed items as simple as turntables for OSU sports fans, com- plete with team colors, a buckeye leaf, and of course, the letters O-S-U. But that’s not all she has done. Nancy has also formed master back- mosaiCs and moRe splashes according to the unique tastes of Ordinary! by nlG desiGns: her clientele, including one with differ- ent birds on a magnolia tree, an artistic delight. Nancy has also put her handGoing Beyond the to window valances with scenes of the Rocky Mountains, incorporating a val- ley with rivers and blooming wildflowers to complement the tastes of her client in Denver. Not to mention the scenic waves Alternate grandfather clock design by Nancy. Written by Elizabeth McCabe | Photos by Webb Photography of the ocean for a valance for a home- owner in Naples, Florida. tile, metal, and “found object mosaics.” Artists (SAMA). She is also a certified If you want to see how Nancy incorpo-Have you ever wanted a decorative backsplash with mosaic tile? Or an original tabletop? As an artistic designer, Nancy elevates Home Stager and Redesign Specialist. rates her artistic flair into backsplashesHow about adding some flair to your bathroom? If so, Nancy L. Groves-Van Buskirk, Originally starting her career as an art the materials that she uses to an art form. and more, be sure to check out hercreator of NLG Designs would love to help you! By going beyond the ordinary, Nancy teacher, earning a Bachelor of Science Her creativity knows no bounds. Nancy has done remarkable work with website at http://www.mosaicsbynlgde-delivers artistic creations that are truly extraordinary. degree in Art Education at Ohio State Kindervelt and was the creator and designer signs.com. Put your designer dreams to University, she later became enamored Nancy has also been schooled in design of the Kinderklaus Markt which has been flight with the help of NLG Designs.Nancy has helped clients from Ohio to Colorado achieve their artistic dreams for their with fabrics. Nancy became a fiber artist from Miami University in Summer used for 25 years. With all of her experi- As one of her motivational quotes in herliving spaces. No task is too small or too large for this artistic professional. She has in 1990 before moving on to design- Design Programs as well as Indiana Uni- ence, you can be certain that Nancy has the workroom reads, “Whatever you can dohelped homeowners convert their decorating dreams to reality, even changing a house ing mosaics in 2006. She specializes in versity at South Bend. She is also a mem- knowledge, talent, and skill to help your or dream, you can. BEGIN IT!”into a Spanish-themed Southwestern home, complete with its own Pueblo room. stained glass, glass tile, stone, ceramic ber of the Society of American Mosaic house look better than ever!
  11. 11. 20 neighborhoodnews Heritage Homefront March March Heritage Homefront neighborhoodnews 21 Say Hello to Precious Pets bailey and CoCo! Written by Elizabeth McCabeTracy Cassinelli is the proud owner of two dogs in Heritage ate her plastic bowl!” So Tracy came to the rescue and boughtClub. Bailey, also nicknamed “Brown Ball” is a three-year old her a metal one. But the problem wasn’t averted. Tracy says that“insane, high energy” chocolate lab. Coco, also called “Coco Coco “was so terrified of it that she was hiding in the corner ofChanel” is a six-month old bullmastiff. her cage.” Tracy “had to go out and buy her a ceramic bowl just so she would eat!”The dogs chase each other around the house and get along verywell together, with the exception that Coco likes to use Bailey’s Bailey serves the family by being a “great watchdog,” bark-ears as his personal chew toy. But considering that Coco is still a ing if anyone sets foot on the property. Bailey is also is knownmischievous puppy, what can his owners expect? for being an “eating machine.” He has “more than his share of pizza,” a treat that he absolutely loves!Bailey was born on St. Patrick’s Day, which made an Irish namefor this energetic dog perfectly appropriate. Coco’s name was Both Bailey and Coco are very social animals. Tracy tells me,chosen by Elena, Tracy’s daughter. Elena brainstormed a num- “They are great pets who love their family.” It is no wonder thenber of names that seemed fitting for the puppy. that they often spend time in the family room or kitchen to hang around their owners. Plus, they never know what they canBut Tracy had the final word; Coco was as an early birthday gift find to feast upon in the kitchen. Tracy comments, “They eatfor her in November. She had expressed interest in a bullmastiff, whatever they can get a hold of.”and the family gave her exactly what she wanted. So the next time you see Bailey and Coco out for a walk with TracyEvery day with her dogs is “memorable,” Tracy says, especially and her family, be sure to say “hi!” Bailey and Coco would just lovewith Coco. “The funniest thing that Coco has done is that she to meet a new face in the neighborhood and make some new friends!
  12. 12. 22 neighborhoodnews Heritage Homefront March March Heritage Homefront neighborhoodnews 23Meritage Obscure, Delcious… Valençay in 1995, they bought a few acres and decided to make a go of it, club calling their property “Le Claux Delorme.” By Michael Schiaparelli, Ross Drive Today, they make two wines from Valençay that manage to be both unique and familiar at the same time. They’re great, deli- cious bargains – and definitely worth seeking out. I was teaching a wine class something as obscure as possible. If there’s a wine made from the other day and some- grapes that you’ve never heard of, or from some obscure grow- 2010 le Claux deloRme Valençay blanC: 100% Sauvignon one asked how to choose ing region, then it’s on the list not because someone thinks it’s Blanc, it’s a pale, bright straw color. The aromas are intriguing: from among the selections going to sell; it’s there because someone thinks it’s delicious. spring blossom, ripe pear and orange water, complicated by on a restaurant wine list. notes of gunflint and almond. Mineral-ly, but surprisingly sup- I replied that I never per- Like what? How about…Valençay? This Loire Valley AOC is ple and subtly sweet, the palate offers fresh citrus and orchard sonally buy anything at a pretty obscure in France – known mainly for a pyramid-shaped, fruit flavors, with harmonious acidity giving it shape. It has restaurant that I could find ash-covered goat cheese that bears the same name… and was great texture through the smooth finish. ($18.99 retail) at retail. Why pay the exor- Napoleon’s favorite. In the US? Let’s face it: It’s all but unknown.bitant restaurant mark-up for something I could easily drink at 2009 le Claux deloRme Valençay RouGe: This crazy blendhome for a fraction of the cost? But Albane and Bertrand Minchin, winegrowers in the small is a perfect representation of what’s allowed under the broad spicy character of Cabernet Franc. High-pitched aromas of wild appellation of nearby Menetou-Salon, didn’t shy away from AOC rules for Valencay – as well as the heights that this region strawberry, raspberry, cinnamon and rose lead to a suave andAnd I never buy anything that fits in a “popular” category. At what, on paper, was a challenging project. What they found in can attain. Fermented and aged in a combination of neutral oak silky palate that’s a little spicy with very pure red berry flavorsa steakhouse, for instance, I’d never go with a Napa Cabernet. Valençay were unique vineyards of flint over a base of ancient and stainless tank, this vibrant red possesses the grip of Malbec framed by gentle tannins. It gains weight and power in the mid-That’s the “go to” category for the vast majority of diners, so limestone mixed with dense clay. They believed these hillsides (called “Côt” in the Loire), the bright acidity of Pinot Noir, the palate, and finishes with a jolt of bitter cherry and very goodyou’ll never find a decent bargain there. What I do is look for could produce grapes of great richness and lovely elegance. So, summer fruit aromas and flavors of Gamay, and the earthy and persistence. ($18.99 retail)
  13. 13. 24 neighborhoodnews Heritage Homefront March March Heritage Homefront 25Ladies Join us for anEvening Out at Massage Envy!Ladies, have you been feeling stressed as free samples and prize drawings. It will be a night with great people, good food andout lately? Could you use a pick-me-up? wine, and of course some relaxing massages!How about a massage? If you answered“yes” to any of these questions, we have Where: Massage Envy SPAthe perfect answer to your woes. 7639 Voice of America Drive West Chester, OH 45069Come relax with a FREE night out at thebrand new Massage Envy SPA. It will be Phone: (513) 779-7444a fun / relaxing night with some neigh-bors. The professionals at Massage Envy When: Thursday, March 22will provide complimentary massages and 7:30 – 9:00 pmdeluxe Murad skin care consultations.The latter will consist of a complimentary Space is limited so RSVP soon if you plan on attending! We will start a wait listexfoliation and skin care analysis. There when all the spots are filled. RSVP to b.hayes@n2pub.com.will be also be free food and wine as well
  14. 14. 26 neighborhoodnews Heritage Homefront March March Heritage Homefront neighborhoodnews 27 Meet Neighbors…Eat FREE Food…Cooks’ corner t r y a n e W r e s tau r a n t Deviled Eggs Submitted by Debbie Wagner Maybe you are the type of person who reads each month’s Restaurant Review and would love to join us. But maybe you have not had the opportunity yet. If so, March is your chance! Feel free to join us at our featured restaurant this month—BRAVO! Cucina Italiana at 9436 Water Front Drive in WestThis recipe was given to me by Chester Township on March 13th at 6:30 pm.my Mother. My mom was always It is going to be a delightful evening, complete with food, pay for the own “adult” beverages and provide a tip of $5 per personabout presentation: you eat with friends, and fun! Not only will you get to meet some new neigh- for the great service. bors, but you can connect with familiar faces as well. Everyoneyour eyes first, and everything is is welcome! If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Bernadettealways a party. Devilled eggs went Hayes at b.hayes@n2pub.com or 513-846-4606. We do havegreat as an appetizer, late night In exchange for this FREE opportunity to sample the dishes limited seating for this event, so please RSVP only if you are that Bravo serves, residents are asked to provide their input positive that you can attend. When all spots are taken, we willsnack at a party, and always a regarding the experience. Please note that residents are also asked to start a wait list in the event of a cancellation.picnic pleaser. When asked to bringa dish, it was always requested asour specialty.6 eggs hardboiled - halved2 teaspoons mustard1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon pepper Slice eggs in half and remove yolk. Mix yolk and other ingredients together with fork.2 tablespoons pickle relish Fill eggs whites with yolk mixture and sprinkle with paprika. Garnish with stuffed1/2 teaspoon vinegar olives and use fancy tooth picks to dress up the tray. A Healthy Home for a Healthier You O ering an economical and ecofriendly lifestyle. Ranging from exceptional cleaners to superior dog treats. See Green. Go Green. Save Green. 513-258-3455 angelahenry99@gmail.com
  15. 15. 28 neighborhoodnews Heritage Homefront March March Heritage Homefront neighborhoodnews 29 Our March book selection is Proof of Heaven, by Mary Curran The author is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincin- Hackett. The story revolves around a mother’s faith, a doctor’s nati. We have invited her to come for our book review on the booKsHelF dedication, and a child’s courage during his ordeal with a rare regularly scheduled third Thursday ladies luncheon at the club The medical condition that repeatedly stops his heart from beating. The book explores the power of love, and questions about life, on March 15. Hopefully, she will be able to attend. The date could change, so please check the Heritage Club Newsletter death, and afterlife. E-dition for the exact date and time.Daytime Book CluB By Carol Hammons, Tillinghast Ct. evening Book CluB Micki Lindsay, Raynor Ct The daytime book club with family, neighbors, and children told with humor. On Wednesday evening, Janu- discoveries and cures. Along the reviewed What Alice Forgot, ary 18th, the evening group way, the author describes Hen- written by Liane Moriarty, Alice cannot understand everyone’s reactions to her, having gathered to discuss the book, riettas short life and that of at the January meeting. The drastically changed during the ten years, when she wakes up The Immortal Life of Henri- her family as they struggle main character “forgets” the as the "old" Alice. She is not even sure she likes the new Alice etta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. to embrace her contributions past ten years of her life that she gradually becomes aware of. Her children realize she While most of the group gave amidst social and medical mistreat- after hitting her head in can’t remember anything and have to assume the adult role in it an enthusiastic "thumbs ment. This books raises many questions about a fall. Instead of being 39 explaining their lives. up," there were a few who science, medicine, ethics, and profits. All members years old she thinks she is dissented. This led to a lively appreciated the authors considerable research and the sci- still 29 and cannot remem- Her relationship with her husband, whom she adored, is now discussion as we recognized entific information she presented about HeLa cells in a reader ber her three children born a mystery, as she cannot imagine divorcing him. The story is the amazing story of Henri- friendly account. during that time or the fact uniquely well-written from three viewpoints -- Alice’s, her sis- etta, how her cells were taken that she is heading for a ter’s, and that of a family friend. Alice is a strong, determined without her permission, and Next month we are reading The English Patient. All are invited divorce. Captivating from character unraveling her mystery in an unpredictable but highly the impact thereafter. These to join us. the beginning, this is a grip- addictive story. We recommend it. "HeLa cells" multiplied, grew and led to monumental scientific ping story of relationships
  16. 16. 30 neighborhoodnews Heritage Homefront March March Heritage Homefront neighborhoodnews 31Review restaurant Miso Written by Michelle Tieman Photos by Creative Light Studio We had edamame that was lightly sea- Its not just another Thai restaurant but soned. House pad thai was one of the rather a unique setting with a warm atmo- favorites. Its a dish of rice noodles stir sphere that is both welcoming and peace- fried with eggs, tofu, bean sprouts, green ful. The open yet intimate atmosphere of onions and peanuts. Also served was Miso made everyone feel comfortable. On miso fried rice, sizzling chicken stir- January 17, there were 16 residents seated fry, and teriyaki stir-fry with beef and together for an evening out to enjoy a meal chicken. These were a small sampling of and the company of neighbors. the wide variety offered on the menu. It was helpful to have such a wonderful Jackie Zhang, the owner and chef who sampling of each dish to know what to comes to us from China, prepared order next time. authentic Asian cuisine. He has owned Miso for the last two years. You can find Miso offers a large selection of vegetar- him here every day behind the sushi bar ian rolls. We tried the Buddha roll, made as he carefully prepares a variety of fresh with tempura carrots, asparagus, sweet seafood and vegetable sushi and sashimi potatoes, avocadoes and sweet teriyaki to order. sauce. Of course it wouldn’t be complete Besides the great food, the staff was so Miso without the fresh ginger and wasabi. friendly and attentive. It made for a very Thai & Sushi Asian Bistro Sake always goes well while nibbling on inviting and serene atmosphere, a place to 7334 Tylers Corner Dr. these specialties. Miso offers not only the Come try for yourself ! There are spe- enjoy dinner out and relax. Our residents West Chest, OH 45069 traditional hot beverage, Sho Chiku Bai cials on Tuesdays. For every $50 spent, said they definitely recommend trying it 513-779-1807 Classic, but a variety of other sakes: Das- you will receive $10 off your next visit. for yourself sai Junmai Ginjo, Momokawa Diamond Wednesdays feature 1/2 off the classic Hours: Monday thru Saturday — Sake, and Hisui Red just to name a few. and vegetarian rolls. “Don’t forget the Miso offers takeout for small and Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Ask for the current sake special. And if Buddha,” a personal favorite. large groups. Dinner 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. sake is not your choice, Miso also offers Sunday — Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. traditional Asian beers, including Sap- poro, Tsingtao and Kirin Ichiban. We began with the pot stickers and spring rolls. They were very good and everyone agreed the sauces were excellent. The DISCLAIMER: The business reviewed in this section provided products and/or services free of charge in exchange for this review. degrees of “hot” can be ordered on a scale from one to ten. Jackie said the sauces he served us rated three on the scale.