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  • 1. homefrontThe Official Publication Of The HOAs Of The Heritage Club, The Woods, And Medinah At Heritage ClubMarch 2013Residents of Heritage Club: Be certain to read the article“We Were Serious!Please Consider Serving Your Homeowners’Association!”on p. 24 of this issue
  • 2. 3March Heritage Homefront2 Heritage Homefront MarchMadeline S. Hogeexecutive sales vice president513-659-0095mhoge@sibcycline.comwww.sibcycline.com/mhogeExperience the DifferenceWhat is most important whenselling your home?SOLDLet me help you get asold sign in your yard.Tasting Emporium for the healthiest and freshest Olive Oilsand finest aged Balsamic Vinegar7671 Cox Lane (near Graeter’s)513-847-4397 • www.thespicyolive.comCome and experience the difference Fresh MakesMeeting space available for book clubs, PTA, bridal showers, ladies night out, etc.Prepare ham for baking by placing pineapple rings and cherrieson it to make it look pretty. Bake in 350º oven for 2 hours oruntil heated through. Baste ham frequently with the abovemixture while it is baking. Prepare a balsamic reductionof the glaze to serve as a sauce with the ham by simplyputting the glaze mixture in a saucepan and heatingover medium heat until glaze thickens.Delicious!1/3 cup organic butter olive oil1/3 cup Vermont Maple balsamic vinegar1/4 cup pineapple white balsamic vinegar1/4 cup Steinkes local honey (sold at The Spicy Olive)The Spicy OliveEaster Ham Glazeimplified Healthy Eatingersonalized Programelease Extra Weightmproved Hormoneso More Cravingsreat EnergyIts Time ForSPRINGCall to learn how you can513-407-5775SPRING into a New You!www.AdvancedWellnessCoaching.comLocally Ownedby Sue GlewWe get your “TO DO” LIST doneDread Grocery Shopping??Let us Do it for You!• Errand Running• Pet Care• Party Planning• Personal Assistant for Business• Gift Buyinginfo@bestfrienderrand.com • www.bestfrienderrand.com513-283-4535START ENJOYING MORE TIME FOR YOUSAVE MONEYDecrease impulse PurchasesSAVE TIMEIncludes the purchase, delivery and putting away of groceries
  • 3. 5March Heritage Homefront4 Heritage Homefront Marchh o a c o n ta c t i n f o r m at i o n :Bill Partridge, Presidentwilliam.partridge@gmail.comHeritage Club PodMickey Schonhoft, Heritage Club Podmschonhoft@gmail.comDieter Moeller, Ross Poddieterm@aol.comTim Reisinger, Maxwell Podtimreisinger@hotmail.comDenny Martin, Maxwell Podmartin4220@aol.comCarol Hammons, Colt Podchammons@cinci.rr.com© 2013 Neighborhood Networks Publishing, Inc.www.n2pub.comDISCLAIMER: Any articles included in this publication and/or opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect theviews of N2 Publishing but remain solely those of the author(s).The paid advertisements contained within theHeritageHOMEfront magazine are not endorsed or recommended by N2 Publishing or the publisher.Therefore, neither N2 Publishingnor the publisher may be held liable or responsible for business practices of these companies. Note: When communityevents take place, photographers may be present to take photos for that event and they may be used in this publication.I mp o r ta n t P h o n e N u m b e r sScott Losekamp, AssociationManagerTowne Properties Asset Management489-4059 (phone)scottlosekamp@tp1.comTime-Warner CableGreater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW)Heritage Country ClubNon-emergency Police and Fire DeptsDuke EnergyWest Chester Hospital SchoolsMason Intermediate CampusMason Middle SchoolMason High SchoolSt. Susanna Elementary SchoolCincinnati Hills Christian AcademyMars Hill AcademyBethany SchoolHeritage HOMEfrontJennifer Mueller, Contact for the Woodsdmueller10@cinci.rr.comMichelle Moran, Contact for Medinah at Heritage Clubkmichellemoran@gmail.com(513) 469-1112(513) 591-7700(513) 459-7711(513) 925-2525 (800) 544-6900(513) 298-3000(513) 459-2850(513) 398-9035(513) 398-5025(513) 398-3821(513) 247-0900(513) 770-3223(513) 771-7462BridgeJune Kazin - 573-9392Book Club (Wednesday afternoon)Carol Hammons - 573-7036Book Club (Evening)Trish O’Conner – 336-0095Mah JonggStephanie Broshear - 398-8131KinderveltMichelle Moran - 240-9770Neighborhood Clubs / OrganizationsTo view Heritage HOMEfront online, go to tinyurl.com/hchomefront.To see some magazine pictures in color, go to tinyurl.com/hchfphotos.Medinah at Heritage ClubStonegate Property Management, Inc.Nancy M. Frankenfield513-528-3990Property Management Company©2011 Primrose School Franchising Company. All rights reserved.Educational Child Care for Infants throughPrivate Kindergarten and After SchoolPrimrose Schoolof Mason5888 Snider RdMason, OH 45040513.336.6756www.primrosemason.comb.hayes@n2pub.comBernadette Hayes513-846-4606Elizabeth McCabeEmily GilmartinEvonne MarinakisMarci FenterNancyYoung, Evonne Marinakis, Rachel Giesel,Elizabeth McCabeWebb Photography513-746-1810www.junewebbphotography.comADVERTISING INFON. CINCINNATIAREA DIRECTORN. CINCINNATI EDITORSALES MANAGERCONTENT COORDINATORADVERTISING COORDINATORCONTRIBUTING WRITERSCONTRIBUTINGPHOTOGRAPHERSNeighborhoodNewsONTHE COVERThe Ahmed familyIt’s one of my favorite times of the year again . . . springtime!The dreary days of winter will soon be gone as we welcome thearrival of a brand new season. How wonderful it will be to seethe green grass and enjoy the fresh spring air.Of course, March is also popular for all of those basketball lov-ers too. How fun it is to gather around the television set forMarch Madness! What a wonderful time to round up familyand friends and watch your favorite teams score some hoops. It’salso a great time to snap some snapshots at any March Madnessparties you may have.With that in mind, keep your stories and pictures coming! Itmakes our day to hear from our residents and that means YOU!So even if you haven’t reached out to us before, we welcomeyour input and ideas for the Heritage HOMEfront. We are hereto make it the best neighborhood publication possible! So feelfree to share any family news or neighborhood news with us.Enjoy the month of March!Best Regards,BernadetteBernadette HayesNorth Cincinnati Area Director513-846-4606b.hayes@n2pub.comHello,NotePublisher’s(513) 771-3737 ext 4landscape@delhifgc.comWe do Landscaping!$50 OffJobs$1,000-$1,999$100 OffJobs$2,000-$2,999$150 OffJobs$3,000 and upOffer Expires 3/31/13 See our Portfolio: www.DelhiGardenCenters.comCMYCMMYCYCMYKMar_ad.pdf 1/27/13 5:13:10 PM
  • 4. 7March Heritage Homefront6 Heritage Homefront MarchThis section has been created to give you easier access when searching for atrusted neighborhood vendor and service provider to use. Take a minute tofamiliarize yourself with the businesses sponsoring the HeritageHOMEfront.These local businesses are proud to partner with your neighborhood andmake this newsletter possible. Please support these businesses and thankthem for supporting Heritage Club!AUTO DEALERSHIPPorsche of Kings Automall(513) 851-5900AUTOMOTIVE BODYREPAIRWest Chester Autobody(513) 777-3857BANKINGPeoples First Savings Bank(513) 398-1040BEAUTY SALONExquisite Beauty Spa(513) 779-0343BUSINESS COACHINGFocal Point Coaching(937) 572-2368CARPET CLEANINGClean Brite(513) 791-0509Widmers(513) 321-7600CATERINGAt Your Service(513) 847-4584CHIROPRACTORLive Well Chiropractic Center(513) 285-7482CONCIERGE SERVICESBest Friend Errand Service(513) 283-4535DJ / PRIVATE PARTIES/ WEDDINGSBig Daddy Walker Productions(513) 678-2107DRY CLEANERS &LAUNDERERSWidmers(513) 321-7600FAMILY FUN &PARTIESJump & Jacks(513) 779-5867FINANCIAL SERVICESEdward Jones, Bill Lendl(513) 777-5555FITNESSTitle Boxing Club(513) 779-8221FLOORINGMarket Ready Home Services(513) 289-9231FLOORING, CARPET,HARDWOODBockrath Flooring & Rugs(937) 438-0870GARAGE MAKEOVERSGarage Storage and More(513) 779-3400Ideal Garage Solutions(513) 562-7542GARDEN CENTERBerns Landscaping(513) 423-5306Delhi Flower & Garden Center(513) 759-4700GRANITE / MARBLE /NATURAL STONECincinnati Stone Works(513) 777-7090HANDYMAN ANDREMODELINGSERVICESHandyman Connection(513) 733-3777HARDWOOD FLOORCLEANINGClean Brite(513) 791-0509HEALTH &WELLNESSFitness 19(513) 336-7519HEATING & AIRCONDITIONINGHauser Air(513) 777-7979Thomas & Galbraith(513) 825-6805HOMEIMPROVEMENTChampion Windows(513) 898-1694HOME THEATERSYSTEMSHanson Audio Video(937) 293-6200HOSPITALFort Hamilton Hospital(513) 867-2000HOTELWingate by Wyndham(513) 777-1101INSURANCEState Farm- Meinberg(513) 891-0100INTERIORDECORATING &DESIGNInteriors Plus(513) 777-7717LANDSCAPE / DESIGNDelhi Flower & Garden Center(513) 759-4700LAWN CARE /MAINTENANCELawn Improvement Team(513) 839-0367MASSAGELighthouse Massage Therapy(513) 543-1716NAIL SALONCaravelle Nail Spa(513) 777-2666PAINTINGMarket Ready Home Services(513) 289-9231Master Touch Painting(513) 759-1685PARTY RENTALS /INFLATABLESAffordable Party Rental & Supply(513) 895-2777PERSONAL &SPORTS TRAININGExplosion Fitness Solutions(513) 870-0203PHOTOGRAPHYJust Kids Photography(513) 847-4417Webb Photography(513) 746-1810PLUMBING SERVICESFox Plumbing LLC(513) 259-0699PRESCHOOLPrimrose of Mason(513) 336-6756The Goddard School(513) 398-2777PRINTINGBethart Printing Solutions(513) 942-0088PRIVATE SCHOOLBethany School(513) 771-7462 x104Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy(513) 247-0900REAL ESTATEMadeline Hoge-Sibcy Cline(513) 659-0095Sandra Peters - Comey Shepherd(513) 300-2518REMODELING / HOMEIMPROVEMENTdeStefano Brothers Remodeling(513) 755-7471RESTAURANTGeisha Hibachi Grill & Sushi Bar(513) 777-3888Jags Steak & Seafood(513) 860-5353Menchies Frozen Yogurt(513) 299-0920UNO Chicago Grill(513) 942-6646ROOFINGCONTRACTORSFasten Pro Roofing(513) 774-9495SALONLunatic Fringe(513) 795-1542SECURITYProtect Your Home(877) 505-7423SPECIALTY FOODSThe Spicy Olive(513) 847-4397TRANSPORTATION& TAXIAll Around Taxi(513) 894-8500TRAVELProvident Travel(513) 382-0850WEB SITE DESIGNDe Novo Dezign(513) 886-7010WEIGHT LOSS /NUTRITIONAdvanced Wellness(513) 407-5775NeighborhoodSponsors NeighborhoodSponsors
  • 5. 9March Heritage Homefront8 Heritage Homefront MarchNeighborhoodNewsCrime StoppersThe accompanying tables show a break-down of police activity for the one monthand twelve month periods ending January15, 2013.These summary tables are com-piled from Mason Police incident logsfor the periods.These statistics remindus that we should always remain vigilantand report any suspicious activity that wesee to the Mason police (925-2525).Thisreport does not cover residents of theWoods as their subdivision is outside thejurisdiction of the Mason Police Depart-ment.“If you must leave your car outside alocked garage, take care to remove anyvaluables at night” – Mason Policetinyurl.com/hcpropertydocuments - takes you to the Heritage Club Property Documents foldertinyurl.com/hcforms - takes you to the Forms foldertinyurl.com/hchomefront - takes you to the past magazine issuestinyurl.com/hchomeservices - takes you to our service directoryImportant Heritage ClubHOA WebsitesLocallyOwned &Operated!Call us TODAY for a FREE estimate!Coupon not valid with any other offer.Must be presented at time of estimate.Expires March 31, 2013.$300 OFFInterior/Exterior PaintingGood On any Job$1000 or moreI N Q U I S I T I V EAt Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, science ismorethanaclass,it’sawayofthinking.It’s wherethepursuitofknowledgeandfaithintersect,andnoquestion is off limits. A student’s story starts earlyand builds with each year: from learning aboutthe complex properties of water in kindergartento conducting water quality research in APEnvironmental Science, our faculty inspires eachstudent to observe, investigate and understandthe world around them. Along the way, theybecome part of a dynamic faith community thatdevelops character and shapes lives. Step into ourclassroom and begin your story.CINCINNATI HILLSC H R I S T I A N A C A D E M YUnleashing a passion to learn, lead and serve | www.chca-oh.orgSPRING PREVIEW DAY - March 12, 2013
  • 6. 11March Heritage Homefront10 Heritage Homefront March NeighborhoodNewsUpcoming EditionstheHeritageHOMEfront!!!Ways to Contribute toPlease send all pictures and story ideas to content@n2publishing.comby March 20th.We look forward to including them in an upcoming edi-tion of the Heritage HOMEfront!Spring Break Vacation PicturesAre you planning a special getaway for spring break with yourfamily? Whether you are going anywhere from Florida to Cali-fornia (or anyplace in between), we would love to feature yourvacation pictures here in the Heritage HOMEfront. How fun itis to share your travel tale with others!Business Owners WantedWe are in need of resident business owners for our popularBusiness Beat feature. If you own your own business, we wouldlove to hear from you. What a great way to build up clientele byreaching out to the residents of your local neighborhood!Precious Pets NeededDo you have a Fido or a Rover in your household? Wouldn’t yourprecious pet love to be famous and be featured in your neighbor-hood publication? Of course! That’s every animal’s dream.Whydon’t you let your neighbors know all about your bundle of joy bysharing your family friend with the Heritage HOMEfront!• Hardwood Floor Cleaning• Tile And Grout Cleaning• Carpet And Upholstery Cleaning• Appointments To Fit Your Needs-Even SaturdayPROFESSIONALCLEANINGWITH APERSONAL TOUCH513-791-0509Visit Our Website For Coupons | www.cleanbriteonline.comYour Specialists for Painting,Flooring & MoreQuality Work • Exceptional ServiceCompetitive PricingFREE ESTIMATES • Commercial & Residential513-289-9231www.marketreadyhs.com • Marketready@zoomtown.com· Concession Equipment· Inflatables· Carnival Games· Audio Equipment· Tables & Chairs· Tents513-895-APRS (2777)www.aprscincy.comAFFORDABLEParty Rental& Supply
  • 7. 13March Heritage Homefront12 Heritage Homefront March NeighborhoodNewsNeighborhoodNewsMeet Neighbors….Eat FREE Food….Try a New RestaurantAre you sick and tired of slaving over thestove every night? Isn’t time you deserveda break from cooking dinner? If so, whydon’t you join us for this month’s Restau-rant Review? It would be great to haveyou! Our featured restaurant this monthis the Rail House, located on 40 VillageSquare in Glendale. In case you are notfamiliar with it, this restaurant is wherethe Iron Horse Restaurant used to be andis now under new management. Comecheck it out for yourself! Our outing willbe on March 19th from 6:30–8:30.In exchange for this FREE opportunityto sample dishes at the Rail House, resi-dents are asked to provide their inputregarding the experience.Please note that residents are also asked to payfor their own “adult” beverages and provide atip of $5 per person for the great service.If you are interested in attending,please email Beth atspecialevents@n2publishing.com. Wedo have limited seating for this event,so please RSVP only if you are positivethat you can attend. When all spots aretaken, we will start a wait list in theevent of a cancellation.Shout Out...CONGRATULATIONS TO...Josh Vonderhaar who recently playedwith his marching bands performance atthe Rose Bowl, 1/1/2013. Proud Momand Dad,Tommi and Joe, and brotherJake accompanied him for the festivities.The Arand Family, AJ Arandmarried Maria Sunderhaus onDecember 29, 2012. AJ is theeldest son of Art & JoAnn Arandon Maxwell Drive.Providing Insuranceand Financial ServicesHome Office, Bloomington, Illinois 61710George W. MeinbergAgent, Heritage Club Resident9400 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45242513-891-0100george.meinberg.bxzh@statefarm.com
  • 8. 15March Heritage Homefront14 Heritage Homefront MarchNeighborhoodNews NeighborhoodNewsMom, Dad, & GradsIt’s that time of year again – time to hon-or those who mean the most to us! Wewelcome your notes to Mom for Mother’sDay, notes to Dad for Father’s Day, andnotes to any grad that you would like torecognize. It would be wonderful to fea-ture them in the Heritage HOMEfront.Please include a picture as well. What anice surprise to Mother’s Day, Father’sDay, or Graduation Day. Plus, it can be akeepsake that you can treasure for yearsto come! It doesn’t get any better thanthat, does it?Here’s an example for you:Dear Mom,I love you so much and am so happy that youmake pancakes for me on Saturdays. Thank youfor always being there for me, even when I amnot perfect.Love,Billynotes to around theNeighborhoodIn December, Courtney Arand of Max-well Drive was busy giving back to thecommunity. She is a senior at UrsulineAcademy and a 4th year member of theirNational Championship Dance Team.This Christmas season she organized thedance team to adopt a family for Christ-mas through St. Vincent de Paul. All ofthe girls on the team rallied to donatetoys, clothes, and household goods.Courtney took care of informing, collect-ing, and delivering everything to the fam-ily the week before Christmas.Where Beauty BeginsExquisiteBeauty SpaLong LastingShellac Service AvailableNatural Nail CareNail EnhancementsSkin CareFacialWaxing7602 Voice of America Center Dr. • West Chester779-0343 • www.exquisitebeautyspa.comWe acceptcompetitor’s couponsSignatureManicure & Pedicure39.00Not valid with other offers10% OFFAny ServiceNot valid with other offersGEISHA Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar is anauthentic fusion Japanese restaurant with new modern looks,serving Hibachi Grill, Sushi Bar & Lounge.All the dishes are made-to-order, with Hibachi chefscooking on sizzling Hibachi grill and master sushi chefsmaking fresh sushi dishes before your eyes.7691 Voice of America Centre DriveWest Chester, OH 45069513-777-3888 • www.geishabistro.com$10 GIFT CERTIFICATEWITH PURCHASE OF $40 OR MORENot valid on major holidays, special events, with any other coupon, discount, gift cardpurchase or carry-out order. One certificate per party per table.Offer expires March 31,2013.InteriorsWindow Treatments  FurnitureAccessories  Artwork  FloralsFabulous Furs  Jewelry  Gifts20%off any one in-store item.Whatever your style,we’ll help youAchieve it.PlusSchedule an in-homedesign consultation!6203 Snider Rd., Mason, OH513.777.7717www.InteriorsPlusMason.comInterior Design & more!Limit one per customer. Exp. 3/31/2013Not valid on prior purchases or other offersand discounts. Excludes all custom orders.Mention this ad and receive:IInteriorsPlease send all submissions to content@n2publishing.com.
  • 9. 17March Heritage Homefront16 Heritage Homefront March NeighborhoodNewsCooks’cornerPaula Deens Corn, Tomato & Avocado SaladSubmitted by Resident Jo-Ellen ReynoldsIngredients• 2 cups cooked corn, fresh or frozen• 1 avocado, cut into 1/2-inch cubes• 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved• 1/2 cup finely diced red onionDressing:• 2 tablespoons olive oil• 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest• 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice• 1/4 cup chopped cilantro• 1/4 teaspoon salt• 1/4 teaspoon pepperDirectionsCombine the corn, avocado, tomatoes and onion in a large glassbowl. Mix together the dressing ingredients in another bowl,pour over the salad, and gently toss to mix.• The Right PriceYour Fitness, Weight Loss & Wellness Success!Mention this ad to receive$30 OFF Any Services!• The Right Exercise• The Right Nutrition5941 Snider Road, Mason, OH 45040Next to Drug Mart!513-336-7519NOW OFFERING FAMILY PROGRAM DESIGN!
  • 10. 19March Heritage Homefront18 Heritage Homefront MarchNeighborhoodNews NeighborhoodNewsA Valued Volunteer Who Had theHonor of Attending the PresidentialInauguration of Barack ObamaWritten by Elizabeth McCabePhotos provided by Resident Shakila AhmadShakila Ahmad has been making a difference for others in herspirit of volunteerism since 1992 by joining the Academy ofMedicine Alliance of Cincinnati of which she laterbecame president.This dedicated and devoted woman loves to give back to hercommunity and help those in need. Her efforts are to be com-mended because she has touched many individuals through hercommunity outreach.Shakila Ahmad has served on the Islamic Center of GreaterCincinnati’s Board of Trustees since 1995. She has also takenan active part in their interfaith community outreach program.One of the platforms of this group is their Bullying Preven-tion Program. Shakila explains that she presents this programat community organizations, schools, and Sunday Schools.TheBullying Prevention Program called “Bullies and Victims” wasestablished in 2000.This powerful message makes a differencein the lives of others who need to hear its message the most,especially in today’s age where bullying has taken on greatersignificance than ever before. Bullying is a problem everywhere,Shakila says, “regardless of socioeconomic class or suburbansetting.”This issue for children today needs to be addressed inorder to tackle it head-on.As a result of her efforts in the Bullying Prevention Program,Shakila was invited to attend the Presidential Inauguration ofBarack Obama. Originally, the president of a national groupShakila collaborates with for outreach and education was askedto go, but because she was unable, she extended the invitationto Shakila. While Shakila was uncertain she wanted to attendbecause of the crowds and the logistics, she was glad she madethe decision to go.She attended with an East Coast Director of the Bullying Pre-vention Program and they had a once-in-a-lifetime experience.Shakila witnessed the Inaugural Parade, the swearing in of thePresident, and even got to attend the Presidential Ball! Thatmeans she got all dressed up in four-inch heels and a beautifulball gown, and it was all worth it! Not only did she hear JenniferHudson and Alicia Keys sing, but she got to witness an “impor-tant part of the American landscape.”Shakila shared a quote from George Washington that resonatedwith her as she watched the inauguration. George Washingtonstated, “What is most important of this grand experiment, theMeet Shakila Ahmad:experience it once. Fortunately, due to herexceptional volunteer efforts, Shakila hadthe trip of a lifetime.Maybe you are wondering how Shakilagot so interested in volunteer work. It’ssimple. Shakila shares, “When I wasleaving IBM, I wanted to spend moretime with my kids.” Plus, she wanted togive back to the community in additionto staying stimulated. Volunteer workwas her answer. It is very rewarding to“give back to the community doing workthrough non-profit organizations.”Today, Shakila is more active than everbefore. In addition to serving on theBoard of the Islamic Center of GreaterCincinnati, she also serves on the OhioHumanities Council, the Executive Boardof the YWCA, and the United Way ofGreater Cincinnati. Not to mentionmanaging her husband’s busy medicalpractice: the Allergy and Asthma Spe-cialty Center.But that’s not all.This avid volunteer isalso a founding member of the MuslimMothers Against Violence. Shakila hasalso made a difference in her local com-munity by serving on the board for theNational Underground Railroad FreedomCenter and the Cincinnati PreservationAssociation. Last year, she completedher term as the first woman to serve as asolo board chair of BRIDGES for a JustCommunity, a Human Relations Organi-zation. She is simply devoted to makinga difference for others and improving ourcommunity, which is remarkable.Plus, did you know that Shakila is one ofyour neighbors? That’s right. She has beenliving with her family in Heritage Clubfor seven years now. She loves the peoplein her neighborhood as well as HeritageClub herself. “It’s just a great community,”she says. “The neighbors are nice and theycare about each other.” Shakila also can’tsay enough positive things about the club.It’s a “wonderful facility,” she adds, as wellas a nice place to go for dinner.We are so fortunate to have ShakilaAhmad right here in our very own neigh-borhood! We are so proud of her for giv-ing sacrificially of her time and talent tomake the world a better place!United States? Not the election of thefirst president but the election of its sec-ond president.The peaceful transition ofpower is what will separate this countryfrom every other country in the world.”Shakila adds that it is an “historicmoment as an American citizen” toattend the inauguration. Everyone should
  • 11. 21March Heritage Homefront20 Heritage Homefront MarchNeighborhoodNewsFIND GOOD HOMES!Information and Photos Submitted by Resident Tracy CassinelliIn this cold weather we have been hav-ing, it is always good to come home to awarm home.The same is true for our pre-cious pets.Recently, four kittens were seen out atthe clubhouse.They had no homes andwere looking for a place to call their own.Fortunately, Dee, who works at the club-house, came to their rescue. She was ableto capture two of them.My son, Jeremy and I, stalked the othertwo kittens for several days. We wereworried about these adorable little crea-tures. What if they got struck by a car?Or froze to death in these brutal wintertemperatures? Finally, we came up witha plan. Jeremy went dumpster diving andwe caught one of those little rascals.That left one on the loose. But he didn’toutwit us. We put our heads together andset up a trap. It worked! We caught therunaway fugitive. Jeremy and I broughtthem into our warm home and those kit-tens were so thankful! Their purring andfuzzy little bodies made it so worthwhile.We sheltered them for about two weeksand finally found a home for one. As forthe second one, can you guess what hap-pened? Yes, we kept the little thing. Andwe are so glad that we did. Having a littlefriend is wonderful. So now four littleferal kittens have all now found goodhomes. What a happy ending!Four Feral KittensLet Explosion help youand/or your athlete reach goals!> Trainers with Degrees in Exercise Science> Enthusiastic TrainersSports Performance TrainingSPEED •AGILITY •STRENGTH •Personal TrainingMason3143WesternRowRd.Maineville,Oh45039513-234-0787Fairfield530QualityBoulevardFairfield,OH45014513-870-02031 Week FREEBootCampclasses(ForAdults)$75 ValueExpires 3-31-131 Week FREESportsPerformanceTraining$119ValueExpires 3-31-13. Athletes 8-22 yrsCatering & Event Planning513-847-4584 | www.AYSetc.comGive us a call or visit our website.9405 Cincinnati Columbus Rd. West Chester, OHBook yourparty in ourevent roomand receiveFREE RENTALuntil March 31, 2012Where Our Specialty is YouYou can begin here with Stress Free Planning...We can customize your menu to your needs.We are a value to you in so many ways...no hidden costs, our �irst price is "our" best price....Leave all the details to us... our service is exceptionaland most important our food is "YUMMY"We Cater to...Corporate- Receptions-Private In- House Parties-Social Gathers such asRetirement, Baby Showers, and Rehearsal Dinners
  • 12. 23March Heritage Homefront22 Heritage Homefront MarchhomefrontThe Official Publication Of The HOAs Of The Heritage Club, The Woods, And Medinah At Heritage ClubMarch 2013Residents of Heritage Club: Be certain to read the article“We Were Serious!Please Consider Serving Your Homeowners’Association!”on p. __ of this issueNeighborhoodNewsBuild Your College Resume by Contributingto Heritage HOMEfront Publication!When it comes down to candidate selection to top schools, testscores and GPA’s are often so close that the largest point of dif-ferentiation can be extracurricular activities with an additionalfocus placed on community service. Whether the intent is tohelp build a stronger college resume, gain experience writing fora publication or just for the fun of it, Heritage HOMEfront isopen to creative input from the young adults in the neighbor-hood who would like to be involved. In assisting each month,students will have the opportunity to write articles on thepeople, places and events in Heritage Club as well as contributecreatively to future issues of the publication.The future direction of the publication is going to depend onthe ongoing contributions of the people in Heritage Club andwho better to contribute to its growth than the young adults liv-ing in the community today!To find out more information about how to get involved withHeritage HOMEfront publication, email Evonne at content@n2publishing.com or call at 412-721-0125.ATTENTION Students!Extracurricular activities while in middle school/high schoolcan make a difference between getting accepted to your firstchoice school or being put on a waiting list.Who is paying for it?If you’re enjoying this publication, please thank our advertisers.It is their investment in The Heritage HOMEfront that makesthis possible. We are able to offer this publication completelyFREE to you because of the businesses who pay to support yourpublication.The best way to thank them is to consider themwhen choosing products or services for you and your family.Give them the chance to earn your business. Most of these busi-nesses are locally owned and operated, many giving back to thecommunity in ways both seen and unseen. As you get ready forspring and summer, please keep our advertisers in mind and letthem know you see their ad in the Heritage HOMEfront. Like-wise, if you do business with reputable businesses not advertis-ing in the publication, please suggest they consider it.This couldbe a link that helps them thrive and may help your neighborsmake more informed decisions before spending.Where does thispublication come from?Buy 1AdmissionGet 1FREEfor FridayFun Nights!One couponper customer.Welcome to Caravelle Nail SpaA Touch of ProfessionalismWe can arrange for your wedding party or special event.Hours: Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm • Sat: 10am-7-pm • Sunday: 12pm-6pm6862 Liberty Plaza Dr. Suite 400 • Liberty Township, Oh 45044Only 1/2 mile North of SR 129 on Cincinnati-Dayton Rd. Across From Children’s Hospital.513-777-266610% offon Full ServiceWe accept all competitors coupons up to 20%like us onFacebook$39SignatureMani/Pedi
  • 13. 25March Heritage Homefront24 Heritage Homefront MarchNeighborhoodNews NeighborhoodNewsPlease Consider Serving YourHomeowners’ Association!Submitted by Bill Partridge, HOA PresidentIn a recent issue of the Homefront weasked for help with the important jobof managing the Heritage Club Home-owners’ Association. We’re still waitingto hear from you! We know that you arebusy with your lives, but please considerserving in this important role. It’s timefor other homeowners who care abouttheir community to step up! This is par-ticularly important right now as severalof your HOA Trustees will step off of theBoard at the next annual meeting to beheld in the spring of 2013.What are the Board of Trustees primaryresponsibilities?• Engage a property manager to carryout the day-to-day operations of theproperty. Currently Towne Proper-ties serves as our Property Manager.Oversee and maintain the real prop-erty that is a designated commonarea in the subdivision.This includesland and improvements on that land.Our improvements include our three“guardhouses,” our fountain at theHeritage Club entrance, numerousstone walls and surrounds, etc. Inter-estingly, this property does not includethe streets of the Heritage Club sub-division, but it does include the streetlights!• Enforce the documents of our Associa-tion, including our Declaration of Cov-enants, our By-Laws and Regulations.Appoint the members of our DesignReview Committee to ensure thathomeowners abide by the requirementsof our Architectural Design Guide.• Develop an annual operating bud-get and, based on that budget set theannual assessment to be levied on allHeritage Club homeowners. Ensurethat all homeowners pay their assess-ment and pursue all legal remedies tocollect assessments as may be required.If you’re a new resident with new ideasyou are encouraged to consider joiningthe Board. If you’ve lived in HeritageClub for awhile and have some ideas youwould like to see implemented, you’reencouraged to consider joining the Board.If you would like to participate in yourHOA, you can send an email indicatingyour interest to heritageclubhoa@gmail.com and you will be contacted by a cur-rent Trustee. Alternatively, you can simplycontact any of the current Trustees.We Were Serious!Do you live in the Heritage Club? Have you recently received an email alert about a break-in thatoccurred in Hampton Village? If not, then you’re not on our email list. It’s important to be on thatlist so that you are alerted when there is important news that can impact you and your family.Thislist is the only way that your HOA can get you a timely notice of important happenings.If you’re not on that list and would like to be on that list, all you have to do is send anemail with your name and address to heritageclubhoa@gmail.com requesting that yoube added to that list. It’s that easy!Is Your Home on the Heritage Club HOA Email List?Petition to Address New Traffic Hazardson Butler-Warren RoadWritten by Resident Soumya PatnaikRecent changes as a result of the Butler Warren Road improve-ment project (PID 81988) have created several serious hazardsfor Heritage Club residents who use Heritage Club Drive andRoss Lane to access their homes. Butler-Warren Road has beenwidened to five lanes between Mason Road and Bethany Road,and the speed limit on this stretch has been set to 55 mph. Abicycle/pedestrian path has also been added along the westernside of Butler-Warren Road.The following concerns have arisenas a result of these changes:• Making a left turn onto Butler-Warren from Heritage ClubDrive or Ross Lane has become very difficult and dangerous,with traffic approaching from both sides at high speed acrossfive lanes.This is especially difficult for novice teenage drivers,elderly drivers and school buses.• Since the bicycle/pedestrian path is along the western side ofButler-Warren Road, it can only be accessed from HeritageClub by cutting across five lanes of fast traffic.This can beextremely hazardous for children tempted to take their bikesto the path.• With a posted speed limit of 55 mph, drivers feel free to driveat 60 or 65 mph, increasing the danger even more.The only way to address these concerns is to make appropriatechanges, possibly including:1. Reducing the speed limit.2. Adding traffic lights, stop signs, or speed bumps.3. Adding cross-walks for those wishing to access the bike pathfrom Heritage Club.As some of you may recall, Heritage Club residents had peti-tioned Warren County to reconsider its plans when the projectbegan, but that petition was denied. Now that the concernsmotivating that petition have become all too real, it is impor-tant to make another concerted effort. Several residents of theaffected Heritage Club areas have agreed to petition the WarrenCounty Engineer’s Office to conduct a fresh study of the trafficand address the issues.The new petition has the full support of the Heritage ClubHOA Board and a signature drive has started. You can add yourvoice to the effort by signing the petition, and help by volun-teering to collect signatures from other residents.Those interested in volunteering should contact SoumyaPatnaik, 6844 Heritage Club Drive, atsoumyaspatnaik@gmail.com or bycalling 755-1601.CALL TODAY! 513-839-0367Affordable Lawn Care Services•Professional Mowing•Edging•Trimming•Mulch Installation•Spring/Fall Clean-Up•Landscape Services
  • 14. 27March Heritage Homefront26 Heritage Homefront March NeighborhoodNewsDr. Samina Ahmed:Making the World a Better PlaceOne Child at a TimeWritten by Elizabeth McCabePhotos provided by Resident Samina AhmedIn an age of childhood obesity andthe increase of sedentary time asa recreational pastime for children, itis necessary that medical profession-als stand on the offensive line of thebattle of the bulge. Dr. Samina Ahmedis one such medical professional whomakes it her mission to help childrenachieve optimum health. A pediatri-cian for Group Health in Springdale,Dr. Ahmed goes beyond the call of duty to help those who needher help the most.Calling it the “5210” plan of action, Dr. Ahmed explains thateach child should aim for five fruits or vegetables daily (prefer-ably in different colors), a limit of two hours of screen time(video games, texting, or using the computer), one hour ofactivity (which can even be walking), and zero “bad” foods (fastfoods, sweets, etc.).Dr. Ahmed has had much success in helping “nutritionally chal-lenged” children, which is her specialty.To evaluate potentialpatients, she measures their BMI (body mass index). If theirBMI is above the 95 percentile, then they are in dire need ofassistance. But even a body percentile between 85 – 94 percentwarrants action. Her goal is to catch children before it is toolate. She aims to intervene by age two.Dr. Ahmed works directly with the child’s parents to achievetheir goals. Helping the child and parent realize that a problemexists is the first step in intervention. Motivation is anotherimportant key for action to begin to take place. Finally, theparents have to be on board with Dr. Ahmed to ensure thatchanges are implemented in the child’s life.What is rewarding about her practice with nutritionally chal-lenged children is that the results speak for themselves. At theBUSINESSbeatbeginning of her intervention, patients come to her monthlyfor Dr. Ahmed to evaluate their progress. After that, visits maybecome less frequent, but each patient is assessed on a case-by-case basis. One of the rewards of her practice is to see herpatients make progress toward their goals.Dr. Ahmed has been with Group Health for six years now andenjoys her profession as a pediatrician. She resides in HeritageClub with her husband, Abdul Ahmed, who is an orthopedicsurgeon.They have two daughters: Sara, who just began herstudies at Case Western Reserve University and Sana, who isfinishing her final year of law school at CWRU.Dr. Ahmed loves the neighborhood of Heritage Club.The sce-nic view and friendly neighbors make it feel like home. Plus,she likes to walk at the park of Voice of America which is rightaround the corner. She attends the Islamic Center of GreaterCincinnati which is also conveniently close.We wish Dr. Ahmed the best at Group Health. If you are look-ing for a pediatrician, Dr. Ahmed would love to serve you andyour family. Feel free to call for an appointment at 246-7000.Better health is just a phone call away!Family owned since 1959HardwoodArea RugsCarpetFlorida TileThe best selection, design, and service5557 Far Hills AvenueDayton OH 45429(937) 438-0870bockrathcarpet.comJaclyn Dunnjdunn@bockrathcarpet.comWorthShort25MinuteDriveToOurDaytonShowroomLighthouseMassage TherapyBy Appointment Only• Hot Stone• Reflexology• Reverse Ionic Detox125 South East St.Mason, Ohio 45040 513-543-1716• Swedish Massage• Deep Tissue Massage• Pregnancy Massage$10 OFF1st 1-HourMassageJust mentionthis adRest Assured, our Techs are industry trained, uniformed, courteous, drug tested & background checked.FLAVORFUL SALADS • GREAT SEAFOOD • JUICY BURGERS • DELICIOUS DESSERTSLife is all about balance.We’re celebrating all year long with thesedelicious options and more!Anderson: 7578 Beechmont Avenue #503Cincinnati, OH 45245 • 513-231-5357West Chester: 9246 Schulze DriveWest Chester, OH 45069 • 513-942-6646
  • 15. 29March Heritage Homefront28 Heritage Homefront MarchNeighborhoodNews NeighborhoodNewsfor Heritage Club Residents!Written by Elizabeth McCabe | Photos by N2 Staff MemberOn January 28th, Heritage Club residents started out thenew year right with a Restaurant Review at CladdaghIrish Pub. Located on 5075 Deerfield Blvd in Deerfield TowneCentre, Claddagh has all of the Irish favorites that guests havegrown to love.The ambiance is also inviting. With high ceilings,hardwood floors, dark cherry furnishings, and a fireplace or two,it is a welcome place to dine. One guest commented that therestaurant was “rustic and cozy.” Others liked the fact that it wasauthentic, especially since the manager was from Ireland (andhe had the accent to prove it!).What was on the menu for the evening? A variety of dishesthat were selected to impress! For starters, we were served Clad-Claddagh Irish Pub ServedFANTASTIC FAREdagh’s Corned Beef and Cabbage Rolls.These were a mixture ofcorned beef, cabbage, potato, and jack cheese in a fried wonton.This was complemented by the Spinach & Artichoke Dip, con-sisting of spinach and artichoke in a three-cheese blend with abaguette. One guest found this dish to be one of his favorites ofthe night.And the appetizers kept coming! Yuengling Battered Shrimpwere brought out to sample.The shrimp for this entrée aretossed in a sweet chili sauce and served with a sweet chili aioli.It was a nice treat for the taste buds. Of course, let’s not forgetthe Loaded Pub Chips either.These were loaded with cheese,bacon, tomatoes, and green onion.But the best was yet to come! We were served Claddagh’s Fish,an Atlantic Cod in an ale batter.This fish was simply delectable,melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Not only was it fresh and flaky,but it was also not greasy (which is difficult to pull off if yourfish is fried). But believe it or not, another item took first prize– the Shepherd’s Pie.The Shepherd’s Pie was a combination ofground beef, root vegetables, peas, onions, and herbs, and boy,was it tasty! Best of all, it was topped with a hefty helping ofmashed potatoes. Who doesn’t like mashed potatoes? Guestsrated this dish as “wonderful.” It was that good!To round out our Irish fare for the night, we couldn’t pass upCladdagh’s Irish Beef Stew.This entrée consisted of “tendercubes of beef, carrots, onions, and mushrooms slow-cooked in aburgundy wine sauce.”This was a nice way to end our dinner.But the night wasn’t over just yet! Claddagh was also happyto serve us dessert and their selections did not disappoint.How could you go wrong with classic chocolate cake or breadpudding? This bread pudding was something special too withapples and raisins over whiskey cream sauce, drizzled withcaramel. Of course, it was topped with whipped cream, whichmade it all the better.Residents had nothing but positive things to say about this Irishpub.The food was fresh, locally-sourced and made to order. Itdoesn’t get any better than that! Plus, it’s always great to knowthat you can get your Irish favorites right here in Mason.So if you can’t take a trip across the pond, you might want tojust drive down the street to get something tasty to eat. Clad-dagh Irish Pub would love for you and your family to stop in toget your fix of all your Irish favorites. Whether you are cravingShepherd’s Pie or just an order of Fish n’ Chips, you definitelycan’t go wrong at this restaurant.They have something foreveryone here. Feel free to give them a call today (770-0999) orcheck out their website for more information:www.claddaghirishpubs.com. Your mouth will thank you later.DISCLAIMER: The business reviewed in this section provided products and/or ser-vices free of charge in exchange for this review.
  • 16. 31March Heritage Homefront30 Heritage Homefront MarchNeighborhoodNewscornerkidskidsThe Goddard School®, located at 754 Reading Rd. in Mason,OH, recommends trying new activities with your child!Materials:• Clear dishwashing liquid• Pre-mixed tempera paints in a variety of colors• Aluminum foil muffin pan• Paint brushes*Children should have adult supervision throughout this activity.Directions:1. An adult should mix about 1 Tbsp. of dishwashing liquidwith 1/2 Tbsp. of paint.The mixture should have a creamyconsistency, like house paint.2. Pour various paint colors into the wells of a muffin pan tocreate a pallet.3. Children can paint “sunny day” scenes on windows and slid-ing glass doors. Use a different brush for each color.TIP: Keep paint away from windowsills and woodwork. Toremove the artwork, or to fix a mistake, wipe with a moistpaper towel.A Concierge Service ServingCincinnati Since 2005!Written by Elizabeth McCabePhotos and logo provided by Best Friend Errand ServiceNo task is too great or too small for this concierge service.They run errands of all sorts. Whether you have an unpleasanttask that you are dreading (like supermarket shopping) or arestressed out over your overbooked schedule, Sue of Best FriendErrand Service would like to come to your aid.Best Friend Errand Service is available for personal use, smallbusinesses, and corporate customers.They tailor their servicesto meet your unique, individual needs.They can even act as yourpersonal assistant. What could be better than that?This concierge service offers pick up/drop off services (drycleaning, video returns, library books, meals, prescriptions, pack-ages, and so forth).They also provide personal assistance (partyassistance/staffing, vacation checks on house, special occasionreminders, and waiting for service men to arrive at your house).This simply makes life easier for homeowners.Best Friend Errand Service can also take the drudgery out ofyour day by shopping for you! Just provide them with a gro-cery list and they are able to do the rest.This is a valued servicebecause it prevents impulse buying and can save your time on atask that you would rather not do.Besides shopping, don’t forget to call Best Friend Errand Ser-vice for moving too. Who wants to pack up all their dishes inboxes? Or try to box up a study or bedroom? Why not let Sueand her team take the hassle out of moving for you.Their ser-vices will put your mind at ease as you leave it to them.But that’s not all! Best Friend Errand Service can also act asyour personal concierge on your wedding day, helping the brideand her family enjoy the day as they should. Or, they can offerassistance in your office, including filing, Internet research, andSponsoro f t h e m o n t h™Best Friend Errand Service:Do you feel like there’s not enough hours in a day? Are there just too many itemson your“To Do”List? Wouldn’t it be nice if someone came to the rescue and gaveyou a helping hand? If so, you definitely want to call Sue Glew at Best FriendErrand Service. She and her team would be more than happy to come to your aidto help make your life easier.all those unpleasant tasks you would rather put off. Even seniorcitizens and those recovering from hospital stays can benefitfrom a concierge service. Best Friend Errand Service can pro-vide help with meal preparation, light housekeeping, and evenrun to the pharmacy for your loved one!Recently, Best Friend Errand Service wrapped up 4900 gifts inten days for some deserving employees.They have also helpeda company in Las Vegas run an event in Cincinnati. Such taskstook time, effort, and dedication. But those skills come naturallyto Sue and her team.They go the extra mile to make sure thattheir clients’ expectations are exceeded each and every time.For more information on Sue and her Best Friend Errand Ser-vice, simply check out her website:www.bestfrienderrand.com. Or,you can give Sue a call at 283-4535. Simplifying your life is onlya phone call away!NeighborhoodNews
  • 17. 33March Heritage Homefront32 Heritage Homefront MarchNeighborhoodNews NeighborhoodNewsNeighbors...Phoebe Walker: A Girl Who LovesSports of All SortsWritten by Elizabeth McCabePhoto provided by Walker FamilyPhoebe Walker is a newcomer to the Heritage Club neighbor-hood. Arriving with her family in March of last year, she islearning all about the great things that Heritage Club has to offer.One of the best things about living in her home on HeritageClub Drive is that the “club is so close,”she excitedly tells me.A short walk away, Phoebe takes advantage of tennis lessonswith her sister, Maggie, on a weekly basis at Heritage Club.Phoebe also can’t wait to get her feet wet in the pool at HeritageClub as well, which is destined to be another summer pastimeof hers. Plus, Phoebe is old enough to go to the pool this sum-mer without a chaperone which she is very excited about!In addition to tennis and swimming, Phoebe also excels as adancer. For the past four years, Phoebe has studied ballet andjazz. Ballet and jazz take time, discipline, and dedication, butworking hard is nothing new to Phoebe.Phoebe is a student at St. Susana’s in the eighth grade. Shehopes to sign up for cross country in the fall and track thisspring. Considering that Phoebe enjoys tennis, swimming, bal-let, jazz, track, and cross country, you could say that Phoebe is awell-rounded athlete who loves sports of all sorts.However, don’t be left with the impression that Phoebe does nothave any time for fun.This is hardly the case. She loves to useher pass to go to Kings Island and ride Flight of Fear with herfriends, which is definitely a jaw-dropping adventure. But that’snot all Phoebe likes to do.Phoebe is also a true “bargain hunter,”I’m told, and she loves toshop until she drops. She likes to frequent Kenwood Towne Cen-Meet Maggie Walker: An Eleven-Year-OldWho Loves Life!Written by Elizabeth McCabetre.There are so many stores in this mall that Phoebe admits thatshe doesn’t have a favorite. She simply likes the “whole mall.”Andwho can blame her?Plus, you will be happy to know that Phoebe is “very respon-sible,” Donna, Phoebe’s mother, informs me. She loves childrenand would love to land a babysitting job in the community inthe near future.Although Phoebe has no idea what her future holds, there is nodoubt that the sky is the limit for this teenager! We are so happythat Phoebe loves her new home in Heritage Club! Best of luck,Phoebe, to whatever you decide to do in life!the Heritage Club community wel-comed them with open arms.Donna, Maggie’s mother, comments that“everybody was so welcoming.” She isamazed that it so easy to meet people.Being here in Mason only since lastMarch, it is important to secure rootsin a new neighborhood, which has beeneasy to do.Maggie loves her new neighborhood,too, and tells me that “everyone is so nicehere.” She loves the fact that “everyonegoes over to each other’s house,” whichmakes the neighborhood more than justhouses on a street, but a real communitywhere people care about one another.Maggie is a student at St. Susanna’s andis in the sixth grade. But she also wants togo back to the perfect paradise of Aruba.Aruba is a “favorite family vacation spot,”and it’s no secret why.The light blueocean water coupled with the warm tem-peratures make it enjoyable for anyone tofrequent. Donna tells me that Maggie isexcellent at paddle boarding and there isno better place to do this than the Carib-bean, of course. She iseven better than hermother at this wateractivity (which is a run-ning joke with the family).When Maggie is not vacationing, sheloves the outdoors. Going outside isalways an enjoyable pastime as well asplaying golf and tennis. Maggie and hersister, Phoebe, take lessons at HeritageClub with tennis professional Julie.Theyhave lots of fun in their lessons and arelearning all kinds of different tennisstrokes. In addition to tennis, Maggiealso likes to play golf and also takes golflessons at Heritage Club with Rob. Mag-gie also hopes to expand her hobbies toinclude jazz and possibly tap. How muchfun is that?Although she is young, Maggie’s futureplans are looking bright. Her careeraspiration is to become a lawyer. Maggieknows the power of persuasion and feelsthat this will come in handy with the lawprofession. Getting people to do what shewants them to do is a quality that Mag-gie hopes to use to her asset profession-ally in the corporate world. For someonewho isn’t even ateenager yet, you cantell that Maggie definitely hassolid dreams and hopes for her future.A description of Maggie’s life wouldn’tbe complete without telling you aboutthe pets in her household. She has a totalof three dogs which bring joy into herlife.Three four-footed friends always addliveliness to the Walker household.Thenagain, how could we forget about Bruno,the Walker’s parrot, who likes to mimicDonna? With the assortment of animals,Maggie always has a playmate, doesn’tshe? But this pet-lover wouldn’t have itany other way.We just want to welcome Maggie and theWalker family to Heritage Club. It is sowonderful to have them—they have madea great addition to the neighborhood!meet yourWhen Maggie Walker and her family moved from Con-necticut to Mason, Ohio, they were not sure what toexpect. But they could not have been more pleased with how
  • 18. 35March Heritage Homefront34 Heritage Homefront MarchFinancialFitnessfinancialHere’s a disturbing statistic: One out of every five Americans over the age of 65 hasbeen victimized by a financial scheme, according to the Investor ProtectionTrust.If your parents are in this age group, should you be concerned? And can you helpthem avoid being“scammed”so that they maintain control over their finances?The answer to the first question is “yes”— you should be con-cerned. Of course, as the numbers above show, most aging Amer-icans are not being swindled. Still, it’s no secret that many fraudschemes target seniors because of their concentrated wealth andin many cases, trusting nature. And as much as you’d like to thinkotherwise, your parents could be susceptible to rip-off artists.Fortunately, in regard to the second question above, you can takesteps to help prevent your parents from being fleeced.Here are a few suggestions:Observe their behavior.If you live close to your parents,listen closelyto any new friends,investment deals or sweepstakes they mentionhelp older parentsavoid“Scams”during your normal interactions.If you’re in a different city,try tostay abreast of your parents’behavior by communicating with themfrequently and by checking in with other family members or friendswho have occasion to see your parents.Urge them to watch out for suspicious e-mails. You probably“spam” these without a moment’s thought — and you shouldurge your parents to do the same. Remind them that any offerthat sounds “too good to be true” is, without question, neither“good” nor “true.” Encourage them to further their financialeducation. Law enforcement agencies, health care professionalsand reputable financial service providers all offer personal finan-cial management programs designed specifically for seniors.Look for these types of programs in your area, encourage yourparents to attend — and even consider going with them.Become familiar with their financial situation. Having a seri-ous discussion with your parents about their finances maynot be easy — but it’s important. The more you know abouttheir investments, retirement accounts and estate plans, thebetter prepared you’ll be to respond helpfully if they mentionan action they’re considering taking that, to you, just doesn’tsound appropriate.Suggest professional help. If your parents are already working witha qualified financial professional,they’re probably less likely to bevictimized by fraud than if they were managing their finances ontheir own.And it’s a good idea for you to know their financial advi-sor,and for him or her to know you,as you may well be involved inyour parents’legacy planning.But if your parents don’t already havea financial advisor,you may want to recommend one to them,par-ticularly if it’s someone you already know and trust.It’s entirely possible that your parents won’t need any assistancein avoiding financial scams. But, just in case, be prepared to acton the above suggestions. Your intervention could help preserveyour parents’ financial independence.Written by Edward JonesNeighborhoodNewseveningdaytimeBOOK CLUBBOOK CLUBSubmitted by ResidentJeanne ReisingerOn Wednesday, Jan 16th, the EveningBook Club met to discuss Unbroken: AWorld War II Story of Survival, Resilience,and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. Itis the true story of Louis Zamperini thatfollows his adventures from his days asan Olympic athlete to joining the Navyin WWII where he was stranded at seaover 40 days only to be captured by theJapanese and held as a POW. We foundthis to be a truly amazing story of theSubmitted by ResidentCarol HammonsIn January we reviewed Defending Jacobby William Landay. If you noticed in theDecember issue of Heritage HOMEfront,the Evening Book Club also reviewed itand with our group’s same sentiments.Thisis a legal thriller written with authenticityby a former prosecuting attorney.This is not only about a boy accused ofmurder but the extent to which his par-ents get involved. Most parents wouldcome to the defense of their child in any situation. But how welldo these parents know their moody, reclusive teenage boy? Theyhave feelings of guilt, failure, and anguish over their parentalroles fearing they have contributed to Andy’s behavior.Thus,strength of the human spirit.The author (who also authoredSeabiscuit) is a research fanatic and the overwhelming detail sheprovides gives weight to the truth of the story. It is an unbeliev-able tale of survival and the human will and the horrors andconsequences of war. We think this should be required readingfor students of Modern History.Our next meeting is Wednesday, Feb 20th at 7pm (dinner at6pm) where we will discuss The Lacuna: A Novel (P.S.) by BarbaraKingsolver. All are welcome to join.the family relationships begin to fall apart. We discussed theterm “murder gene” used in the book as the parents worry thatAndy could possibly have inherited such a gene. In actuality, welearned there has been research on a specific gene nicknamedthe “warrior gene” which does possibly contribute to aggressionin some individuals. It’s little wonder this book has been foundso compelling by so many.Our book for March is I Never Promised You a Goodie Bag byJennifer Gilbert. In April the selection is Where’d You Go, Ber-nadette by Maria Semple. In May we will review We Need to TalkAbout Kevin by Lionel Shriver. Come join us if you can. Wemeet the second Wednesday of the month at the club at noonfor lunch with discussion following.CouponSection
  • 19. 37March Heritage Homefront36 Heritage Homefront MarchLocalEventsMarchL OCA L E V E NT SWritten by Evonne MarinakisMarch 13-17Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Cir-cus: Fully ChargedDon’t miss Fully Charged, the all-new surgeof circus entertainment from Ringling Bros.and Barnum & Bailey where megawatts ofthrills explode off of the arena floor withbreathtaking dare-devilry, superhumanstunts and never-before-seen performanc-es that energize Children of All Ages! 130performers from six continents, animalsand more! Doors open 60 minutes beforeeach show.When: Various show timesWhere: U.S. Bank Arena100 Broadway Cincinnati, OH 45202Admission: Tickets $26+For More Information: 800-745-3000March 9The Shamrock ShuffleCommunity block party, 5K run/walk, 10Krun and Leprechaun Lap on The Squareat Union Centre. Join the celebration ofThe Square and support The CommunityFoundation of West Chester/Liberty. Day-of-event registration begins at 7:00; racebegins at 8:30.When: 7–10am.Where: The Square at Union CentreWest Chester, OH 45069For More Information:www.theshamrockshuffle.comFarmers Market presented by FirstFinancial BankEnjoy the local harvest and the spirit ofcommunity at the winter Farmers Market.Locally grown produce, locally made bakedgoods and other products and plants areavailable for purchase from a variety of col-orful vendors. RAIN, SLEET, SNOW OR SHINE!When: 2–3:30pm.Where: 9100 West Chester Towne Centre Dr.West Chester, OH 45069For More Information:www.westchestersfarmersmarket.comMarch 23Emerald 5K Walk/RunScenic course starts at Newport on theLevee, crosses Ohio River, loops throughSawyer Point into Cincinnati and thenreturns to the Levee. Benefits EpilepsyFoundation of Greater Cincinnati.When: Race starts at 9am; Registration7:30–8:30am.Where: Newport on the Levee1 Levee Way Newport, KY 41071Admission: $30, $15 ages 12 and underFor More Information: 513-721-2905 orwww.cincinnatiepilepsy.orgMarch 12-17Peter PanWhen: Various show timesWhere: Procter & Gamble Hall650 Walnut St.Cincinnati, OH 45202Admission: Tickets start at $28 plus fees.For More Information: 800-745-3000March 24Ballet ToyBoxCincinnati Ballet digs into our own treasure chest of ballet andstorybook classics to bring you delightful favorites that are sure tomake you laugh, smile and get you moving. At under an hour andjust $20 a ticket, Ballet Toybox is a great way to introduce childrento the joy of dance and experience the arts with the whole family.But hurry – theres only one opportunity to see it.When: Various show timesWhere: Aronoff Center for the Arts650 Walnut St.Cincinnati, OH 45202Admission: Tickets $20+For More Information: 800-745-3000Tour&TravelSharkDivingin the BahamasAmong the many scuba diving attractions in Little Bahama Bank of the Caribbean Sea,scuba diving with sharks is one of the favorite underwater activities for scuba divers there.Bahamas Bull Pit Shark DiveThis is a classic shark diving destination and has been scuba dived frequently for manyyears. It is because of this factor that the sharks there can now associate the sound ofboat engines with food. Hey, it is always lunch time whenever boats are approaching.These awesome sea predators will move very quickly into the area once they sense thatthe dive boats are coming.This strange and unnatural shark behavior that is beingcultivated by human activities is not a natural characteristic of sharks hunting for foodand has been criticized by marine conservationists.The Bull Pit is made up of a series of lowlying reefs and canyons that create a mazeof interesting channels and gullies for scubadivers to explore.One favorite method ofshark watching by scuba divers is to wait inone of these gullies for the sharks to comenear.The sharks of course are aware that thescuba divers are around and will sometimesswim up close to inspect the intruders andto check for food handouts.Although The Bull Pit dive site is consid-ered a safe diving location, inexperienceddivers may be frightened to find them-selves in such close proximity with thesefierce meat eating predators. All noviceand inexperienced scuba divers shouldtherefore dive under the close supervisionof experienced divers so that they wouldnot panic and do things that may attractthe sharks to think of them as food.Bahamas Shark RodeoThis famous shark rodeo in Little BahamaBank is a flat patch of sand the size of afootball field at Walkers Cay. Dive boatswill usually circle the site first, gunning theboats engines to attract the sharks.Upon entering the water, scuba diverswill settle on the sandy seabed in sight ofa chumsicle which is a large frozen mass offish contained in a porous cylinder.The goodthing about this shark feeding system is thatit avoids pieces of fish remains floating nearwatching scuba divers so as to prevent sharkattacking scuba divers by accident.The feeding sharks, often more than ahundred of them from several shark spe-cies will suddenly zoom in to the chum-sicle in a feeding frenzy.This is whenthe show begins. Divers are warned tokeep very still when some of the sharksmay glide over to check out who is eye-ing their meals or worse, eating the scubadivers as their meal.So if you plan for a scuba diving trip tothe Bahamas, do dive with the sharks!Article Source: www.travelarticlelibrary.com
  • 20. 39March Heritage Homefront38 Heritage Homefront MarchAddress Neighborhood List Price Sale Price Beds Baths Type Of Property4857 Tillinghast Heritage Club $1,250,000 5 5 Active Listing4665 Braid Lane Heritage Club $1,099,000 4 4 Active Listing4906 Maxwell Dr Heritage Club $924,680 4 5 Active Listing6537 Heritage Club Ct Heritage Club $897,000 4 5 Active Listing6886 Heritage Club Dr Heritage Club $850,000 4 6 Active Listing6609 Sherbourne Heritage Pointe $789,900 4 5 Active Listing4562 Raynor (lot) Heritage Club $349,500 Active Listing4659 MacDonald Heritage Club $4,000 4 4 For Lease4150 Maxwell Dr Heritage Club $2,098,000 4 6 Pending4723 Braid Lane Heritage Club $769,000 3 3 Pending4936 Tillinghast Heritage Club $499,900 4 4 Pending4579 Morris Ct Heritage Club $624,900 $580,000 4 4 Recently Sold4464 Raynor Heritage Club $1,349,000 $900,000 5 5 Recently SoldLot 256 Braid Lane Heritage Club $149,000 $130,000 SoldLot 257 Braid Lane Heritage Club $125,000 $107,500 Sold4629 MacDonald Ct Heritage Club $875,000 $840,000 4 5 Sold4922 Maxwell Dr Heritage Club $875,000 $800,000 4 4 SoldFeatured properties may not be listed by the office/agent presenting this brochure.Source Multiple Listing Service. All information herein has not been verified and is not guaranteed.Supplied by Sandra L. Peters, Senior Sales Vice President, PBD,SRS Comey & Shepherd RealtorsReal EstateResourceAre the discretionary buyers returning to the market?Discretionary buyers are buyers who want to buy, but don’t have to. When theyperceive the market is healthy, they buy and when they perceive the market isunhealthy, they wait. Since 2006, the housing market has lacked discretionarybuyers, as the combination of a sliding economy, financial crisis and negativenational housing turned a seller’s market into a strongly weighted buyer’smarket. There are signs, in the increased level of activity in the market thisspring, that these discretionary buyers are beginning to test the market. Somewell priced homes have fetched multiple offers, something we’ve not seenmuch of in residential real estate in some years. Trust Sandra’s expertise tohelp capture these buyers for your home.Call today for a Free Market Analysis of your home!Call 513-733-3777Service you can trust!Done Right!Done Quick!Guaranteed!See pictures & learn more about us athttp://butler-warren.handymanconnection.com“Premium Quality...Wholesale Value”OFFER CODE: 22810Windows**Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required. See store for details.*Minimum purchase of 7 Comfort365 windows®, required. All discounts apply to our regular prices. All prices include expert installation.Sorry, no adjustments can be made on prior sales. Cannot be combined with other offers. See store forwarranty. Offers expire3-31-13 ©Champion®, 2013Whole House of Windows30% OFF*EXPIRESMarch 31Windows Sunrooms Roofing Siding DoorsOn All Quality ProductsCall TodaySEASON OPENERSPecialsLOWMONTHLYPAYMENTS!**Over 75 Locations Nationally – Showroom & Service LocallyFREE In-Home Estimates513-898-1694Local Crews Serving Greater Cincinnati, NorthernKentucky & Southwest IndianaGetChampion.com/Cincinnati12121 Champion Way • Sharonville
  • 21. 41March Heritage Homefront40 Heritage Homefront MarchALLERGY & ASTHMA CENTERAllergy & Asthma SpecialtyCenterMasood Ahmad, M.D.(513) 777-7097www.allergyandasthmaspecialty.comBIODIESEL TECHNOLOGYPROVIDER & BIODIESELPRODUCERJatro DieselRahul Bobbili, Vice President & Co -Founder(937) 847-8050www.jatrodiesel.comCUSTOM JEWELRY/REPAIRTiger Arlington LLCAlison Martin, G.G. (GIA)(513) 490-4048tigerarlington@me.comDERMATOLOGISTMason Dermatology CenterJan Fu, M.D., Ph. D(513) 459-1988www.drjanfu.comFITNESSPilates Cycling of MasonCathy Kurlemann(513) 428-1129HEATING AND AIRCONDITIONINGThomas and Galbraith Heatingand CoolingMichael Weber(513) 825-6805www.MasterWorkService.comINSURANCEState Farm InsuranceGeorge Meinberg(513) 891-0100george.meinberg.bxzh@statefarm.comMORTGAGESThe Mortgage Network ofOhio Inc.Jeff Steinacker(513) 607-6079www.themortgagenet.netPHYSICAL THERAPYOxford Physical TherapyCentersKen Ruscheken.rusche@oxfordphysicaltherapy.comwww.oxfordphysicaltherapy.comPSYCHIATRISTProfessional PsychiatricServicesDrs. Mohamed Aziz and Gihan Razik(513) 229-7585info@ppsych.comThe Christ Hospital MedicalAssociatesHanish Sethi, MD, Head Director ofPsychiatry(513) 585-3690www.TheChristHospital.comPSYCHIATRY, ADDICTION &PAIN CAREIndividual Care CenterAbe Soliman, M.D.(513) 774-9444www.Individualcarecenter.comREAL ESTATEComey & Shepherd RealtorsSandra Peters, Senior Sales VicePresident(513) 300-2518speters@comey.comComey & Shepherd RealtorsStephanie Broshear(513) 260-6179sbroshear@comey.comSibcy Cline RealtorsMadeline S. Hoge, Executive VicePresident(513) 659-0095mhoge@sibcycline.comTELECOMMUNICATIONSAdvanced TechnologyConsulting, Inc. dba ATCDavid Goodwin(513) 323-1122www.4atc.comWEB DESIGN AND ON-LINEBUSINESS SOLUTIONSDe Novo DezignMaria Kalomenidou(513) 886-7010www.denovodezign.comThese are residents within your neighborhood who own businesses.To find out how to get a free listing for your business, sendus an email at b.hayes@n2pub.com.resident business guideResident BusinessGuide HealthyLivingHow to Effectively Deal with PressureThe first step to coping with stress is torecognize its source and to identify whatit is about this source that is causing youdistress. As mentioned earlier, stress cancome from many different reasons, sothat is why it is helpful to explore thesesources and why they can be troubling.Probably the most common source ofstress comes from the family. Families aremade up of individuals, each with theirown unique personality.When you placethese different personalities together, con-flict will undoubtedly surface and causestress. Individuals will also experience dis-tress when a family member becomes ill orengages in self-destructive behaviors.Family-related stress is perfectly normaland most people can overcome the pres-sure in due time. However, if you findthat you or your family is unable to copewith the stress, it may be time to seekprofessional counseling to help open upthe channels of communication again.Another big source of stress is relation-ships. We can experience tension with aloved one because each person has theirown way of doing things and interact-ing with others. When one person failsto meet the expectations of the other,conflict can arise. Problems can also occurduring the course of normal (or abnor-mal) life changes, such as divorce, illness,and work-related issues.If you think that you and a loved one arehaving difficulty managing stress, it maybe time to sit down and have a heart-to-heart. Sometimes the best medicine inthe world for a heavy heart is just beingable to express yourself openly withsomeone you care about who will listen.A final – but not last – source of stressthat many of us will encounter stemsfrom work. Many people are not happywith their current job, have interpersonalconflicts with coworkers or the boss, arenot being paid enough, feeling powerlessor undervalued, and the list can go onindefinitely.The best way to deal with job-related stressis to identify what’s causing the stress anddetermine if you have any control over thesituation in order to make changes.Effectively managing the stress you expe-rience in the various areas of your life ispossible with the right tools and mindset– discover what’s holding you back fromovercoming your stress today.Article Source: www.wellnessarticlelibrary.comstressAt some time or another, we all experience stress. Sometimes it stems from family, relation-ships, or work; but regardless of its source, it still feels the same. Stress cannot be avoided,however, we can learn to effectively manage and prevent it from overtaking our lives.Managing
  • 22. 43March Heritage Homefront42 Heritage Homefront MarchHomeMattersClassifiedAdsTo place classified listings, please email them to b.hayes@n2pub.com. Listings are FREE and will be in ourWetherington, Four Bridges, & HeritageClub pubalications.You are welcome to submit one photo with your listing.We are not limited to just items for sale. Please limit your classifiedlisting to 60 words.Your listing will run for 90 days.For Sale: Hamilton Beach Juice Extractor for sale priced at $50.00 including FoodPusher, Food Chute, Cutter/Strainer, Juice Spout, etc. Call 513-300-2295.Babysitter wanted: looking for babysitters for occasional work. Also seekingpossible tutor for first grade, ability to do both a plus! Please contact 668-0168For Sale: GracoTravel System with stroller, car base, and infant carrier. Purchased2009. Like new. Gender-neutral color. Call Carol at 513-573-7036.FOR SALE:Vintage Drexel 1955 Peasant solid walnut bedroom suite 6-piece. Includesstandard bed headboard (with rails can be made into queen), dresser, mirror, chest,two matching nightstands. $2000. Beautiful!! Firm price, can send photos to interestedbuyers.Will also sell practically new full-sized mattress/box springs just moved fromNashville,TN.FOR SALE: Shower door enclosure, white trim Kohler/Sterling fits standard tub open-ing, new, still in box. Retailed for $650.Will sell for $250.FOR SALE: Four beautiful area solid wool rugs, each 8x10. Prices vary from $100 to$150 per rug. Have been in storage and need cleaned. Original prices over $900 plus.One pink oriental, others multi style.FOR SALE: Amana black side-by-side pebble finish, water and ice dispenser in door.Has been in storage for five years in excellent shape. $300.FOR SALE: Cherry wood computer/TV cabinet. 24 in deep/36 in wide/60 in tall,double wardrobe doors with pullout keyboard. Used to hold computer, purchased atOffice Max in Nashville for $327.Will sell for $95 cash. Contact 850-776-4898 for moreinformation.FOR SALE: Reebok Portable/ Adjustable BasketballHoop for $190. Contact 300-7871For Sale: 1 5 light gold chandler, 1 5 light gold kitchen fixture with globes, 1 4 lightbathroom fixture with globes, 1 5-panel gold ceiling fan with remote, 1 3 Light Hallfixture (Large glass globe). Best offer call 513-755-3748 or email bhharper1@aol.comFREE to a good home: 27-inch colorTV. Philips Magnavox model, #TP2784C withremote control. Purchased new Feb. 2000, tube type, weighs 80 lbs. is functional. Call755-7449.FOR SALE: A brand new Nike Golf ClubTravel Cover, still in box. Compression moldedshell w/internal padding, etc. Can view at nike.com for more info. List price $220, ask-ing $150. Please contact 513-307-2454 for more details.classifiedadsTrusted Excellence • Since 19789114 Columbus Cincinnati Rd - West Chesterwww.hauserair.comSpring is in the air!Call today for a special springTuneup offer for residents ofHeritage Club$85 !
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