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Heritage club nov13

  1. 1. homefront Nov emb er 201 3 T he O f f ici a l P ubl i c at i on O f T he HOAs O f The He r it age C lub, The Wo o ds, And Me di na h At He r it age C lub
  2. 2. 2 Heritage Homefront November 3 November Heritage Homefront Dread Grocery Shopping?? Let us Do it for You! Do you think all real estate agents are alike? SAVE MONEY Decrease impulse Purchases SAVE TIME Experience the Difference! Includes the purchase, delivery and putting away of groceries We get your “TO DO” LIST done “I don’t just abide by the golden rule, I go by the Platinum rule… Do onto others as THEY want done onto them” Ask me about my Platinum Services! • Errand Running • Pet Care • Party Planning • Personal Assistant for Business • Gift Buying Madeline S. Hoge executive sales vice president START ENJOYING MORE TIME FOR YOU 513-659-0095 mhoge@sibcycline.com www.sibcycline.com/mhoge Locally Owned by Sue Glew 513-283-4535 info@bestfrienderrand.com • www.bestfrienderrand.com Windows Sunrooms FR E E Roofing Siding Doors it e d LOW lim of f er! e t im MONTHLY PAYMENTS!** tallation Ins SALE on a Whole House * of Windows Single Source Responsibility... ow Over 75 Locations Nationally – Showroom & Service Locally FREE In-Home Estimates 513-898-1694 “Premium Quality... Wholesale Value” N all C Local Crews Serving Greater Cincinnati, Northern KY & SW Indiana GetChampion.com/Cincinnati 12121 Champion Way • Sharonville * Minimum contract amount of $5,000 required. All discounts apply to our regular prices. Sorry, no adjustments can be made on prior sales. See store for complete warranty. **Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required. See store for details. Offers expire 11-30-13 ©Champion®, 2013 OFFER CODE: 26119
  3. 3. 4 Heritage Homefront h o a co n ta c t i n f o r m at i o n : Matt Tramonte, President, Ross Pod, Steve Morse, Secretary, Ross Pod, matt@tramonteandsons.com Denny Martin, at Large, Maxwell Pod, Heritage Club Pod, martin4220@aol.com 5 November Heritage Homefront www.n2pub.com © 2013 Neighborhood Networks Publishing, Inc. steven.william.morse@gmail.com Soumya Patnaik, Vice President, November ADVERTISING INFO b.hayes@n2pub.com Dave Beckett, Treasurer, Maxwell Pod, davengale@cinci.rr.com N. CINCINNATI AREA DIRECTOR Bernadette Hayes 513-846-4606 N. CINCINNATI EDITOR soumyaspatnaik@gmail.com Elizabeth McCabe SALES MANAGER Property Management Company Scott Losekamp, Association Manager Medinah at Heritage Club Towne Properties Asset Management 489-4059 (phone) scottlosekamp@tp1.com Stonegate Property Management, Inc. Nancy M. Fay 513-528-3990 To view Heritage HOMEfront online, go to tinyurl.com/hchomefront. To see some magazine pictures in color, go to tinyurl.com/hchfphotos. Neighborhood Clubs / Organizations Bridge Stephanie Broshear - 398-8131 Book Club (Wednesday afternoon) Kindervelt Carol Hammons - 573-7036 Michelle Moran - 240-9770 ADVERTISING COORDINATOR CONTRIBUTING WRITERS CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Evonne Marinakis Marci Fenter Nancy Young, Evonne Marinakis, Rachel Giesel, Elizabeth McCabe DISCLAIMER: Any articles included in this publication and/or opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the views of N2 Publishing but remain solely those of the author(s). The paid advertisements contained within the Heritage HOMEfront magazine are not endorsed or recommended by N2 Publishing or the publisher. Therefore, neither N2 Publishing nor the publisher may be held liable or responsible for business practices of these companies. Note: When community events take place, photographers may be present to take photos for that event and they may be used in this publication. Book Club (Evening) Trish O’Conner – 336-0095 I mp o r t a n t P h o n e N u m b e r s (513) 469-1112 Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) (513) 459-7711 Heritage Country Club (513) 925-2525 Non-emergency Police and Fire Depts (800) 544-6900 Duke Energy (513) 298-3000 Time-Warner Cable (513) 591-7700 West Chester Hospital Schools (513) 459-2850 Mars Hill Academy www.primrosemason.com Best Regards, Bernadette Bernadette Hayes North Cincinnati Area Director 513-846-4606 b.hayes@n2pub.com Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (513) 770-3223 513.336.6756 If you have anything that you would us like to include, such as a photo from a birth, wedding, anniversary, or any other special event, please email photos and details to us at articles@n2pub. 5888 Snider Rd Mason, OH 45040 Have a wonderful Thanksgiving (and a safe Black Friday)! St. Susanna Elementary School (513) 247-0900 Primrose School of Mason One thing that I am grateful for this year is for all of YOU who have helped make this last year an incredible success by sharing your lives with us! We will be doing a year-in-review edition of Heritage HOMEfront in January. We will use this issue to look back over the highlights of 2013. com by November 18th. If you have anything else that you would like to include for the January issue, please send that by November 18th, too. As always, we love to hear from you! Feel free to give us your ideas or suggestions for upcoming issues! Mason High School (513) 398-3821 I hope you are enjoying this fall season! As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, you can’t help but feel the excitement in the air. Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. This special holiday allows all of us the time to reflect and be thankful for so many things! Mason Middle School (513) 398-5025 Hello, Mason Intermediate Campus (513) 398-9035 Note Publisher’s RJ Rice Photography 513-779-0415 www.RJRicePhotography.com Mah Jongg June Kazin - 573-9392 CONTENT COORDINATOR Emily Gilmartin Private Schools (513) 771-7462 Heritage HOMEfront Educational Child Care for Infants through Private Kindergarten and After School Jennifer Mueller, Contact for the Woods dmueller10@cinci.rr.com ©2011 Primrose School Franchising Company. All rights reserved. Michelle Moran, Contact for Medinah at Heritage Club kmichellemoran@gmail.com 5 ROOMS FOR 99 $ Bethany School (Retail $250, Save $151) Rest Assured, our Techs are industry trained, uniformed, courteous, drug tested & background checked.
  4. 4. 6 NeighborhoodSponsors Heritage Homefront This section has been created to give you easier access when searching for a trusted neighborhood vendor and service provider to use. Take a minute to familiarize yourself with the businesses sponsoring the Heritage HOMEfront. These local businesses are proud to partner with your neighborhood and make this newsletter possible. Please support these businesses and thank them for supporting Heritage Club! AUTO DEALERSHIP Porsche of Kings Automall (513) 851-5900 BANKING Peoples First Savings Bank (513) 398-1040 BEAUTY SALON Exquisite Beauty Spa (513) 779-0343 CARPET CLEANING Widmer's (513) 321-7600 CATERING At Your Service (513) 847-4584 CHIROPRACTOR Live Well Chiropractic Center (513) 285-7482 CLEANING SERVICES Green Living Services LLC (513) 403-3901 CONCIERGE SERVICES Best Friend Errand Service (513) 283-4535 DRY CLEANERS & LAUNDERERS Widmer's (513) 321-5100 ENTERTAINMENT / GAMES VP Cabs (513) 288-6590 EYE CARE Wing Eyecare (513) 759-9464 FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY Cincinnati Facial Plastic Surgery (877) 416-3223 FINANCIAL SERVICES Raymond James- Bill Lendl (513) 755-1925 FITNESS Title Boxing Club (513) 779-8221 Pure Barre (937) 535-2876 FLOORING Market Ready Home Services (513) 289-9231 FLOORING, CARPET, HARDWOOD Bockrath Flooring & Rugs (937) 438-0870 FLORIST Baysore's Flower Shop (513) 398-7010 FURNITURE & GIFTS Isaacs' Shaker Hill (513) 899-2927 GARAGE MAKEOVERS Ideal Garage Solutions (513) 562-7542 GARDEN CENTER Berns Landscaping (513) 423-5306 Delhi Flower & Garden Center (513) 759-4700 HANDYMAN AND REMODELING SERVICES Handyman Connection (513) 733-3777 November HOTEL Wingate by Wyndham (513) 777-1101 MOVING & STORAGE Hercules Moving & Storage Inc (513) 240-9845 PRESCHOOL Primrose of Mason (513) 336-6756 RUG GALLERY Rug Emporium (954) 918-9671 INTERIOR DECORATING & DESIGN Interiors Plus (513) 777-7717 ORTHODONTIST Hickman Orthodontics (513) 874-0200 PRIVATE SCHOOL Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (513) 247-0900 SALON Lunatic Fringe (513) 795-1542 PAINTING Market Ready Home Services (513) 289-9231 REAL ESTATE Sandra Peters - Comey Shepherd (513) 300-2518 SPECIALTY FOODS The Spicy Olive (513) 847-4397 PERSONAL & SPORTS TRAINING Explosion Fitness Solutions (513) 870-0203 Monika DeRoussel-ReMax (513) 289-1039 THINGS TO DO Full Throttle Indoor Karting (513) 341-5278 LANDSCAPE / DESIGN Delhi Flower & Garden Center (513) 759-4700 LANDSCAPING - TREE CARE Arbor DOCTORx (513) 661-2673 HEALTH & WELLNESS Fitness 19 (513) 336-7519 LAWN CARE / MAINTENANCE AJD Lawn and Landscape (513) 535-1768 HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING Hauser Air (513) 777-7979 LINGERIE Busom Buds (513) 870-0074 HOME IMPROVEMENT Champion Windows (513) 346-4600 HOME THEATER SYSTEMS Hanson Audio Video (937) 293-6200 NeighborhoodSponsors November Heritage Homefront MASSAGE Lighthouse Massage Therapy (513) 543-1716 MEDICAL CENTER Journey Lite (513) 259-2488 PET FENCING Invisible Fence (513) 561-8822 PET HOSPICE Angel's Paws (513) 489-7297 PET SERVICES Camp Bow Wow (513) 745-9850 PHOTOGRAPHY RJ Rice Photography (513) 779-0415 PLASTIC SURGERY Kurtis W. Martin M.D. (513) 469-0300 Madeline Hoge-Sibcy Cline (513) 659-0095 RESTAURANT Geisha Hibachi Grill & Sushi Bar (513) 777-3888 UNO Chicago Grill (513) 942-6646 Menchie's Frozen Yogurt (513) 229-0920 Jag's Steak & Seafood (513) 860-5353 ROOFING CONTRACTORS Fasten Pro Roofing (513) 774-9495 TRANSPORTATION & TAXI All Around Taxi (513) 894-8500 TUTORING Focus 13 (513) 465-9931 WEIGHT LOSS / NUTRITION Advanced Wellness (513) 407-5775 YOGA Drishtiq Yoga (513) 204-0207 7
  5. 5. 8 NeighborhoodNews Important Heritage Club HOA Websites tinyurl.com/hcpropertydocuments takes you to the Heritage Club Property Documents folder tinyurl.com/hcforms takes you to the Forms folder tinyurl.com/hchomefront takes you to the past magazine issues tinyurl.com/hchomeservices takes you to our service directory Heritage Homefront November Hats Off to Our Featured Volunteers this Month: The Curt Family! MacKenzie Curt and her husband have been involved with the March of Dimes Signature Chef 's Auction for the 5th year in a row. This year their son's story will be featured at the event. MacKenzie is also involved on the organizing committee again this year. Congrats to the Curt family for making a difference for babies everywhere! We are so proud of them and are appreciative of their efforts! Save the Date What? March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Auction When? November 7th, 2013 from 5:30– 9pm Where? Cintas Center at Xavier University 9 November Heritage Homefront Monika DeRoussel 2011, 2012 Re/Max #1 Agent Serving You and Your Family 289-1039 mderoussel@remax.net
  6. 6. 10 NeighborhoodNews Heritage Homefront November Ways to Contribute to Upcoming Editions Do you have you a cool collection? Maybe a model train set, a classic car, or a home brewery. Do you have an amazing “Man Cave?” Maybe it is a fast-moving sports car, treasured memorabilia from the 50’s, or some other item that is just your pride or joy. Let us know about it. We’d love to feature some men and their “toys” in upcoming issues. Do You Have A Terrific Kid? Are your children simply wonderful? Maybe they are on the honor roll and devote themselves to academic excellence. Or perhaps they are track stars or score all the points in basketball. Or maybe you just want to recognize them in your neighborhood magazine because you are just so proud of them. Just let us know and we would love to feature your child for our “Terrific Kid” feature! Fall Pictures Do you have any pictures of your family having fun this fall? Maybe they are jumping in a pile of leaves, walking in the park, or engaging in outdoor activities with the neighborhood kids. Or perhaps you have some fantastic photos of your family on a hayride, picking apples, or getting lost in a corn maze. Whatever the case, we would love to have your snapshots featured right here in your neighborhood magazine. Feel free to send them in to us! Please send all pictures and story ideas to articles@n2pub. com by November 18th. We look forward to including them in an upcoming edition of the Heritage HOMEfront! Your Fitness, Weight Loss & Wellness Success! The Right Nutrition The Right Price Window Treatments l Furniture Accessories l Artwork l Florals Fabulous Furs l Jewelry l Gifts 5941 Snider Road, Mason, OH 45040 Next to Drug Mart! Mention this ad to receive$30 OFF Any Services! save 11 Date Meet Neighbors…. Eat FREE Food…. Try a New Restaurant Do you like a “little of this” and a “little of that?” Do you sneak bites off of your family’s plates to try their food? If so, why don’t you join us for our next Restaurant Review! It’s time you got to sample a variety of items for free! Our Restaurant Review this month will be held at Bonefish Grill on November 11th from 6:30–8:30. Located on 7710 Voice of America Centre Drive in West Chester, would love for you to come and sample their delectable dishes! There is something for everyone at this fine restaurant. In exchange for this FREE opportunity to sample dishes at Bonefish Grill, residents are asked to provide their input regarding the experience. Please note that residents are also asked to pay for their own “adult” beverages and provide a tip of $5 per person for the great service. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to specialevents@n2pub.com. We do have limited seating for this event, so please RSVP only if you are positive that you can attend. When all spots are taken, we will start a wait list in the event of a cancellation. The Right Exercise 513-336-7519 NeighborhoodNews the of the Heritage HOMEfront!!! Calling All Men! November Heritage Homefront 20%
  7. 7. 12 NeighborhoodNews Heritage Homefront November NeighborhoodNews November Heritage Homefront 13 If that isn’t enough, we have our four-legged friend Oreo to keep us company. Oreo loves to bark but that is just his way of letting his voice be heard. We won’t hold that against him. As an Ad Manager with N2 Publishing, I make sure the business end of things runs like a smooth-oiled machine. I work behind-the-scenes with our advertisers and make sure their ads are up to their specifications. Meet N2 Staff Member Marci Fenter – Ad Manager Hi! My name is Marci and I am your Ad Manager. I reside in Mason with my wonderful husband Jeff and our three children: Allison (a freshman at Ohio State), Emily (a junior at Ursuline Academy), and Chris (a freshman at St. X). But that’s not all I do. I am also the person to turn to if you need extra copies of the magazine or if you are not receiving your monthly publication. I also handle the Resident Business Guide and make sure that your business listings are published each month in this special section. I simply love what I do. One of the highlights of my job is viewing the proofs before they go to print. This gives me the golden opportunity to see all the pictures and read the wonderful stories about the residents. It’s great to work for a company that I love. I believe in N2’s vision of turning neighborhoods into communities and am proud to be a part of this process. When I am not busy at work, you can find me hiking, biking, or being active outside. One of my favorite places to hit the ground running is the Little Miami Bike Trail. It’s one of the hidden gems in Cincinnati where I can breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the natural surroundings. Of course, there’s always Winton Woods or Sharon Woods too. I also like to read. I am known as the “book thief,” and like to steal the books that my children read. So if they can’t find their copy, they know who is to blame. I really enjoy mysteries, especially those that deal with crimes or murders. It adds a little excitement to my life. When I want to kick back and relax I like to watch the “Walking Dead” on television with my kids. It is something that we look forward to and definitely makes us sit at the edge of our seat. As a family, we also love to watch the Reds. It doesn’t get any better than going to the ballpark and watching our favorite team score a home run. Go Reds! So now you know a little more about me and what an Ad Manager does all day. I am committed to serving you in any way that I can and making your neighborhood publication work for you. Marci Fenter Ad Director cincyads@n2pub.com Cooks’ corner Ingredients 1 Package Yellow or Orange Cherry Tomatoes 1 Package Red Cherry Tomatoes 1 Container Fresh Mozzarella Balls (Marinated in Pesto is Fine) Fresh Basil Leaves Good-Quality Balsamic Vinegar Salt Pepper Toothpicks Olive Tapenade (Recipe Follows) Directions: Cut cherry tomatoes in half. Cut mozzarella balls into thirds. On each toothpick, place a yellow or orange cherry tomato half, then a piece of basil leaf, then a piece of mozzarella, then cap with a red cherry tomato half. Make as many as you like, and put them on a serving platter. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve with Tapenade to spoon over sliders. Tapenade: Heaping ¼ Cup Pitted and Chopped Kalamata Olives ¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil ½ - 1 Clove Garlic, Chopped ¼ Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Pinch Oregano Directions: Mix in a blender or food processor until blended. Serve spooned with sliders. CAPRESE SALAD SLIDERS From the kitchen of resident Alison Martin. Thanks to Dave Scholl for naming these goodies!
  8. 8. 14 NeighborhoodNews Heritage Homefront around the neighborhood! Our Patio Parties on Braid Lane Were Lots of Fun for Everyone! November Book Club DAYTIME Braid Lane residents passed their summer days together at their patio parties! Sally McCarthy hosted in July, the kids played volleyball, ate ice cream floats and then played flashlight tag. In August Matt Allen and Victoria Sheild hosted a patio party. The kids played pickle, jumped on the trampoline and ran all over the yard having a blast while the men enjoyed a game of corn hole. Fun was enjoyed by all throughout the summer! In November the selection is And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. We’re happy to have anyone join us. Weight Loss Surgery WWW.JOURNEYLITE.COM L I B E R T Y ◦ Adjustable Gastric Banding ◦ Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass T W P O H I O WE INVITE YOU TO E XPERIENCE A SALON LIKE NO OTHER √ √ √ √ SURGICAL OPTIONS: 15 Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Lincoln was the topic of discussion. This is not just a history book. As O’Reilly said, it was “written as a thriller.” We were all interested in the new facts and some unproven conjectures. For example, Jefferson Davis and his agents had set aside $1 million in gold to pay for “acts of espionage and intrigue against the Union.” From this fund, John Wilkes Booth was paid $1,500 when he was formulating his initial plan to kidnap Lincoln. We were all surprised by the fact that Lincoln had so little security. The night he was killed, the one bodyguard on duty had a long reputation of tardiness and dereliction of duty. He had left Ford’s theater, was drinking at the adjoining bar, then fled the scene after the assassination. The massive manhunt for Booth resulting in the deaths of 87 troops who drowned in the Maryland swamps was such a horrible footnote to this manhunt. The conspiracy could possibly have been far reaching into the government and even up to Secretary of War Stanton, but this was never proven. However, it was suspicious that Stanton withheld Booth’s diary for two years, and 18 pages were missing. When Booth was located, he was shot in the neck and lay paralyzed for hours before his death. I was surprised to learn that the cervical vertebrae from his neck are at Walter Reed Medical Center and clearly show the path of the bullet. We thought this book had many good aspects to discuss. Photos Submitted by Carin McAtee REGISTER FOR A FREE ON LINE SEMINAR NeighborhoodNews November Heritage Homefront BAYSORE'S FL OWER S HO P UNIQUE LATHER LOUNGE SHAMPOO EXPERIENCE On the corner COMPLIMENTARY MAKE UP RETOUCH of Cincinnati-Dayton & Yankee Rds COMPLIMENTARY FRINGE TRIM BETWEEN APPOINTMENTS FRINGE BENEFITS REWARDS PROGRAM – EARN FREE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES 7O 33 YA N K E E R D. | L I B E R T Y T W P, O H 4 5 O 4 4 | 513 - 795 -15 42 W W W. L U N AT I C F R I N G E S A L O N .C O M ◦ Sleeve Gastrectomy ◦ Gastric Plication Local and Family Owned for 60+ Years Designers on Site Full Service Florist THIS MOTHER/DAUGHTER DUO MADE THE SAME JOURNEY FOR A HEALTHIER LIFE Itsy, President 10475 Reading Rd | Cincinnati, OH 45241 Tammy Wynn, Founder Living with a seriously ill or aging pet? Pet hospice 24/7 support Contact us today (513) 259-2555 We Offer the Finest Floral Arrangements, Fruit Baskets & Gifts FREE Pet Loss Support Groups Home euthanasia 24/7 Complete end of life care for pets and the people who love them! if pre-registered Grief counseling Specializing in Wedding, Corporate and Special Events. Private cremation Senior Pet Wellness Program - AARFgroup 513-489-7297 www.angelspaws.com Deliveries to Mason and Surrounding Areas and Daily Deliveries to Cincinnati and Northern Ky. 301 Reading Rd., Mason, OH 45040 513-398-7010 | www.baysoresflowershop.com
  9. 9. 16 NeighborhoodNews Heritage Homefront November precious pets NeighborhoodNews November Heritage Homefront also likes to greet each member of the Vetter family with a kiss when they wake up. How thoughtful is that? One fun fact about Shiva is that she did not know what to do with snow the first time she saw it. Since the Vetter family got Shiva when they lived in Florida, snow was a whole new experience for their furry friend. The first time she saw it, she liked to lay in it, which seemed like the right thing to do. Meet Adorable Goldendoodle Shiva! Shiva is also one smart dog. When she hears someone put on their shoes, she knows that they are getting ready to leave. That means only one thing: time to go in her cage for a while. But Shiva doesn’t mind. It gives her time to plan out her next teddy bear attack. One of these days, she figures, she will be able to hide her teddy bear and it will be hers for keeps. Only time will tell! Written by Elizabeth McCabe There’s nothing like the constant companionship and warmth that a dog can provide that can truly make a house We are so proud to feature Shiva in this month’s edition of the Heritage HOMEfront! Shiva’s owners, Amy and Rob Vetter along with Austin and Jagger have been living in the neighborhood since October last year. They love the fact that their neighbors are so friendly and have been easy to get to know. We wish the Vetter family the best in Heritage Club with their precious pet, Shiva. What a wonderful family! a home. The Vetter family can attest to that fact. Their Goldendoodle Shiva (pronounced “Sheeva”) makes living at the household fun for everyone! This Goldendoodle was purchased from a purebred breeder in Tennessee that they found online. With a few clicks of their mouse, Shiva was on a plane and headed to her forever home. Amy, Rob, Jagger, and Austin could not be happier with their purchase. Neither could Shiva. ISAACS’ SHAKER HILL 513-899-2927 • 3534 E. US 22-3 Morrow, OH www.isaacsshakerhill.com • Open 10-5 Monday-Saturday Shiva is a very friendly dog and simply loves people. She is kind to everyone she meets. With her charming personality, she is warmly welcomed by all who meet her. Her wagging tail lets others know that she enjoys their company. Jagger and Austin really like their four-legged friend and can’t imagine life without Shiva. They take excellent care of her and play with Shiva all the time. Shiva also likes to play with them and actually likes to steal their teddy bears, believe it or not! She waits until no one is in the room and snatches her favorite teddy bear away. She even tries to hide them, but Jagger and Austin always find out. 11/30/13 17 When Shiva is not hiding teddy bears, she likes to play fetch with her ball in the yard. It’s a great way to get some exercise and keeps her entertained. Shiva also enjoys taking walks around Heritage Club as well as exploring the yard while contained in her invisible fence. Shiva is a lot of fun. Every morning she likes to get up and see if the neighbor dogs are out. It’s her way of being friendly. Shiva November 7-9 & 11-16 Holiday Open House from 10-5 Voted BEST OF CINCINNATI by Cincinnati Magazine The EASY Solution for Your Hard Water ProblemsTM Kick the Salt Habit with the EasyWater No-Salt Water Conditioner.
  10. 10. Book Club 18 NeighborhoodNews Heritage Homefront EVENING November November Heritage Homefront NeighborhoodNews 19 Written by Resident Denise Lynde After reading The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, I was reluctant to read Khaled Hosseini's most recent book, And the Mountains Echoed. The tragedies, both large and small, visited upon the innocents are hard to take. This book, too, is set in Afghanistan and begins with a brother and sister who are separated against their will. This central tragedy is the main focus of the book but Hosseini introduces many other characters along the way. It almost had the feel of many short stories, linked to the central characters. The incredible detail of each story and each character made the book a very interesting (albeit sad) read. Denise Lynde The Santa Shop is Making a Difference for Children at St. Francis School: One Gift at a Time! Written by Elizabeth McCabe The holiday season can be the most wonderful time of the year for those who have something underneath their tree. But not everyone is in this situation. Fortunately, Rita Keim and others in Heritage Club are making a difference for disadvantaged children, one gift at a time! They are coming to the rescue for children at St. Francis School in Over the Rhine through their Santa Shop, developed by Kim Campbell of Heritage Club. We offer you… • Free photo-retouching- so you will be guaranteed to look your best • Huge selection of brand-name frames • An extended catalog of other photo products- purses, jewelry, blankets etc. • Personalized custom packages that meet your needs Celebrate your Family • Wide range of sites for on-location sessions Call 513-779-0415 to reserve your FREE CONSULTATION NOW 16 free wallets if you call to schedule a session in the next 10 days facebook.com/pages/RJRice-Photography/80218302133?fref=ts • www.RJRicePhotography.com • 9789 Casey’s Crossing, West Chester, OH 45069 Rita explains that they have had the Santa Shop for six years or so down at St. Francis School. Rita and residents of Heritage Club buy all the toys and items to stock this special shop. Each student at St. Francis School, which totals 165 students from preschool to eighth grade, visits the Santa Shop to select gifts for the ones that they love. It’s an experience that always warms the hearts of the students as well as the volunteers in Heritage Club. There’s nothing like giving to others to bring some fresh Christmas cheer into the holidays. “We buy all the gifts,” Rita explains, “which total $5 to $8 each.” Each student can pick five gifts for their family members. Whether a child is looking for a present for their brother, sister, grandpa, or mother, they are sure to find it in the Santa Shop. The Santa Shop will open its doors on December 9th. Approximately 25 volunteers from Heritage Club go down to St. Francis to pair up with the students to help them select the gifts of their choosing. Rita explains that various tables display gifts for boys, girls, and also household items. Items are put in bags and taken out the door. It is a touching experience for all who are involved. The students get there as early as 8am in eager anticipation for the doors to open. The doors generally close by noon. “Most of them are so excited,” Rita shares. “Not only do the children benefit,” she adds, “but it is an amazing experience to go down too.” To see the children smile from ear to ear and see how much the Santa Shop means to them is simply beyond words. Since the children at St. Francis can’t afford gifts, the gifts that they receive really save the season for them and gives new meaning to Christmas. What’s even better is the joy that the children receive when they give the gifts to their family members. It’s amazing to see that a $5 gift can touch so many people. Maybe that’s why they say it is more blessed to give than to receive. If you would like to make a difference for a child in need at St. Francis School, Rita and other volunteers in Heritage Club are looking for more volunteers. They are specifically looking for men to pair up with the students in selecting their gifts at the Santa Shop as Santa’s helpers. Also, you are more than welcome to donate new gifts (valued at $5 to $8) for this important cause. For more information, contact Rita Keim (ritakeim@cinci.rr.com or 754-0171) or Joan Campbell (jcampbell23@cinci.rr.com). They would love for you to make a difference for the children at St. Francis School!
  11. 11. news from the Club 20 NeighborhoodNews Heritage Homefront November NeighborhoodNews November Heritage Homefront 21 The 13th Annual Butler-Warren Cup was held on September 21st and 22nd. This tournament is a competition between 24 qualifiers from Heritage Club (Warren County) and 24 qualifiers from the neighboring club, Four Bridges (Butler County). The teams are split into a scratch division and handicap division and they compete in a two-day event. This year Heritage Club kicked-off the tournament by hosting the Saturday game. Submitted by Michelle Tegge, Membership Director of Heritage Club Labor Day Carnival Jonathon Hulbert who shot a Hole-in-One on Saturday on Heritage Club’s #13 Hole Butler-Warren Cup Heritage Club’s 2013 team included the following: Michael Wood, Steve Thomas, Joe Heister, Chase Conn, Jim Heywood, Steve Wagner, John Gough, Aaron Granell, Jeff Neeley, Scott Cooper, Andrew Donohoe, Jim Bitonte, Scott Stoller, Joe Vonderhaar, Jeff Lee, Mike Fields, Jonathon Hulbert, Jeff Vaughn, Ernest Leffler, Steve Veldhuis, Terry Estes, Jim Hahn, John Edwards and Tom Simeur. Heritage Club won the 2013 tournament! They scored 31.5 overall points compared to Four Bridges’ 16.5 points. Way to go Heritage Club!!! And a special shout-out goes to Jonathon Hulbert who shot a Hole-in-One on Saturday on Heritage Club’s #13 Hole. Green living has become part of our everyday lives. Our focus is to ensure you are surrounding yourself, family, and pets with the highest standard of quality and the most eco-friendly products that are free of toxic and harmful chemicals. Residential Cleaning Business Cleaning Lighthouse Call 513-733-3777 Service you can trust! Done Right! Done Quick! Guaranteed! See pictures & learn more about us at http://butler-warren.handymanconnection.com FF $10 O ur st 1-Ho e 1 g Massa Massage Therapy ention Just m this ad • Swedish Massage • Deep Tissue Massage • Pregnancy Massage 125 South East St. Mason, Ohio 45040 One Time Cleaning Daily /Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly Move In/ Move Out Partial Cleanings Post Construction **Spring Cleaning** By Appointment Only • Hot Stone • Reflexology • Reverse Ionic Detox 513-543-1716 Renée (513) 403-3901 renee@greenlivingservicesllc.com Julie (513) 600-4656 julie@greenlivingservicesllc.com www.greenlivingservicesllc.com
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  13. 13. 24 NeighborhoodNews Heritage Homefront News from Kindervelt 19 November 25 November Heritage Homefront Welcomes New Members! Kindervelt 19 members welcomed new members Terry Scheid and Karen Bramwell to their group at a social/business meeting in September at Heritage Club. The group enjoyed fruit and mini desserts prepared by Chef Jeff Brown before sitting down to their first business meeting of the year. L. to r. Sue Oswalt, Karen Bramwell, Michelle Moran, Joan Graham, Val Scholl, Rita Keim Madeline Hoge, Karen Iannuzzi, and Tracy Scheid Sue Oswalt with new member Karen Bramwell More Kindervelt News Ultimate Girls Night Out New member Terry Scheid with Val Scholl and Madeline Hoge, President The event will feature about 25 vendors – some old favorites like Christine Douglas's jewelry, Cheryl Menke's Gems, Alison Martin's Tiger Arlington, to name a few, as well as new-to-theevent Kathy Francis Interiors, Sacksteders's, Karaman Jewelers, Indigenous, Saks Off Fifth, and several others. This year will bring a new emphasis on pampering the guests with massages from Massage Envy, skin analyses by Dr. Jan Fu, hair combouts by Bajon, Sephora perfume bar, Healing Touch aromatherapy, make-up consultations by Trish McAvoy, and some surprises. Kindervelt is grateful to Dr. Jan Fu of the Mason Dermatology Center and Madeline Hoge of Sibcy Cline Realtors, as well as our other sponsors for their generous support of this event. Ultimate Girls Night Out, better known as UGNO, will be presented for the eighth year at Heritage Club on Thursday, November 7. This year the women of Kindervelt 19 have taken on the project in partnership with Heritage Club, and the net proceeds will go to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's Heart Institute. Ultimate Girls Night Out For a complete list of our vendors, service providers, and sponsors please go to our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ UGNOHeritageClub. This event is open to members of Kindervelt and Heritage Club and their friends. Reservations can be made at 459-7711 x 101, or heritage@heritageclub.com. Happy Hour Drink Specials until 7:30pm Shop at new and unique vendor boutiques, as well as some old favorites!! Enjoy delicious food prepared by Chef Brown. Guests will be treated to fun and relaxing spa, salon and makeup services! Cost is $30 per lady. SEE UGNO SPONSORS, VENDORS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS AT www.facebook/UGNOHeritageClub Proceeds to Benefit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital IT’S BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER!!! Thursday November 7th at 6:30pm You’re invited for a night of shopping, pampering and partying with your girlfriends! Reservations Required – Guests welcome to attend 459-7711 ext.101 or heritage@heritageclub.com Cash, Check or Member charge at the door
  14. 14. 26 NeighborhoodNews Heritage Homefront November NeighborhoodNews November Heritage Homefront 27 athlete of the MONTH Piper Reed Written by Elizabeth McCabe Pictures Submitted by N2 Staff Member At age eight, you would think that Piper Reed is just like any other young girl. She likes to eat at The Cheesecake Factory, listen to Taylor Swift, and hang out with her friends. But there’s one thing that sets her apart from others her age – her skill in gymnastics. twists are lots of fun to do. It is also a blast to jump for joy with your friends. a lot of friends there. Piper also likes gymnastics because it has increased her strength, which proves necessary when you master advanced moves. Not to mention that it is also excellent exercise. Because of dedication and discipline, Piper is proving herself to be a natural in the sport. She works on tumbling, bars, beam, and vault for a total of 17 hours a week! And when you’re only eight, that speaks volumes about how devoted you are to the sport. Piper is able to a standing tuck, which might be one her favorite moves so far. But among beam, floor, bars, and vault, Piper likes all of them equally. There’s always something fun to do on each rotation, whether that is working on front handsprings on vault, advanced moves on bars, and just working on tumbling passes on the floor. Fortunately, it is not all hard work. Piper also has a lot of fun in the process. She takes lessons at Perfection Gymnastics School in West Chester and has found Piper’s big sister Eavan also helps Piper perfect her skills in gymnastics. It is always great to have a sister to look up to and follow in her footsteps. On the Reed family’s In case you didn’t know, the Reed family has been living in Heritage Club for eight years now. There’s always someone in the neighborhood to play with which makes it an excellent place to raise a family. With the pool and club, there are a lot of options too. That’s why the club is like a second home to the Reed family. The people there are so friendly and make you feel welcome. Spring Break trip to the Cayman Islands, Eavan taught Piper to do a round off, back handspring, back tuck combination on the beach. They were quite a sight and actually had a number of people watching Piper do her flips. How fun is that! Another thing that Piper likes to do is go to Kings Island. With so many rides and attractions there is always something fun to do at this amusement park. The Reed family likes to go there at least once during the summer months before Piper has to go back to school. In Piper’s spare time, she likes to jump on her trampoline in the backyard. The trampoline is a perfect place to practice what she has been learning at Perfection Gymnastics School. Jumps, flips, and We want to thank Piper Reed for being our Athlete of the Month in Heritage HOMEfront! She definitely deserves it! Achieve Incredible Health Today! · Naturally Increase Energy · Shed Unwanted Pounds without Dieting · Feel 10 Years Younger www.n2pub.com here Advertise Jennifer Beck, RNC Call Jen to get started today! 513-407-5775 4851 Wunnenberg Way Suite C, West Chester - Next to CarX off 747 www.advancedwellnesscoaching.com www.facebook.com/advancedwellnesscoaching Fa mi l y ow ne d si nc e 19 59 Hardwood Carpet Florida Tile Area Rugs Worth Short 25 Minute Drive To Our Dayton Showroom The best selection, design, and service bockrathcarpet.com 5557 Far Hills Avenue Dayton OH 45429 Jaclyn Dunn jdunn@bockrathcarpet.com (937) 438-0870
  15. 15. 28 NeighborhoodNews Heritage Homefront November Review restaurant Written by Elizabeth McCabe Photos by RJ Rice Photography We Enjoyed Hearty Italian Favorites at Maggiano’s Little Italy! Everyone enjoys hearty Italian favorites that warm the soul. Heritage Club residents are no exception. On September 10th, residents pleased their palates with a three-course offering at Maggiano’s Little Italy. Located on 7875 Montgomery Road, the culinary staff did an amazing job at wowing everyone’s taste buds. From the moment we strolled into the restaurant, the scents of Italian cooking wafted through the atmosphere. One guest noted that it “smelled wonderful” and it certainly did. We felt welcome in its “warm” and “inviting” atmosphere as we took our seats. The white tablecloths only enhanced our experience and increased our expectations for the evening. What was on the menu? The night began with an Italian Tossed Salad complemented by freshly baked bread. We also enjoyed a scrumptious “zucchini appetizer” (formally known as the Crispy Zucchini Fritte) that was definitely worth every bite. There’s nothing better than dunking your fried zucchini in the marinara sauce and appreciating the crunch of this appetizer. For some, this was the highlight of the night. Then there were the Stuffed Mushrooms (stuffed with spinach and topped with breadcrumbs) and served in a garlic white wine sauce. These delicious bites of flavor were a nice way to start our night together as we engaged in small talk, while eagerly anticipating the second course. We certainly weren’t disappointed with the four selections that we were served next. We enjoyed Four-Cheese Ravioli, Parmesan Crusted Tilapia (yes, there is such an option!), and Mag- giano’s Famous Rigatoni “D.” What’s that you say? Let me decipher it for you. The Rigatoni “D” consisted of Rigatoni pasta, herb-roasted chicken, mushrooms, and caramelized onions, all tossed in a Marsala cream sauce. We also savored everyone’s favorite – the Chicken Parmesan. If anyone knows how to master the Chicken Parmesan, it is certainly the experts at Maggiano’s. With the fried chicken breasts topped with Provolone cheese and marinara sauce, it was downright delicious. Our night ended with Vera’s Lemon Cookies, for those who wanted a tasty treat to eat. And for the more adventurous, the Tiramisu. This was one dessert that was hard to pass up. It was simply something you had to taste to believe. Let’s just say it was worth the extra calories. If you didn’t get to join us, why don’t you venture out and try this gem with your family and friends? Make sure you start your night with the Crispy Zucchini Fritte. Personally, I think it’s the best item on the menu and hopefully you will too. Maggiano’s Little Italy 7875 Montgomery Road | Cincinnati, OH 45236 (513) 794-0670 | www.maggianos.com DISCLAIMER: The business reviewed in this section provided products and/or services free of charge in exchange for this review. November Heritage Homefront NeighborhoodNews 29
  16. 16. 30 Heritage Homefront November 31 November Heritage Homefront Are You Satisfied with your Child’s Current Progress this School Year? NO? READING AT HOME Submitted by Thomas Spotts, M Ed Ohio Licensed Reading Specialist, Director...Focus13 Learning Center, LLC Frank Smith, author of the text Understanding Reading At Focus13 we emphatically endorse this philosophy in our reading program. Why? It simply works! As a parent/guardian, how can you help your child become a better reader? Let’s start with the reading material itself… It is important to have somewhat of a handle on your child’s INDEPENDENT & INSTRUCTIONAL READING LEVELS…these are approximate grade level ranges. INDEPENDENT…is just what it sounds like. They can read this material without any help, with the exception sometimes of proper nouns in the stories. INSTRUCTIONAL…is what teachers will commonly refer to as your child’s current reading level. This material will need an adult present to give some help throughout the book. NOTE—if the adult has to provide help for approximately five or more words on each page (not including irregular proper nouns) for consecutive pages, this book is probably at your child’s FRUSTRATION level. You want to avoid these at all costs! Your child’s current reading teacher should Let us Help…. “…Children learn to read & become more competent readers by READING and BEING READ TO…” be able to give you these approximate levels if you are unsure. With this in mind, try and maintain an approximate 50-50 balance each week between these two levels of materials when your child reads. We strongly recommend linking to http://www.arbookfind.com to get the most accurate level of a book — the level listed on the back of many books is either too broad a range or often inaccurate. We never go into a bookstore without our smart-phone, so we can quickly use this link to check the level of books we are considering buying. It’s a very user-friendly link! Knowing your child’s interest areas is often second nature to a parent. So by all means encourage your children to choose material they WANT to read and are motivated to do so. This IS critical for engagement purposes and even more so for reluctant or struggling readers. However, a caveat is needed here. Often, books in your child’s interest level will also be in their FRUSTRATION level and we do NOT want them reading at this level! It discourages reading. So, what’s the compromise? Allow them to get the book…since we want to encourage a lifelong love of reading…BUT YOU WILL BE THE ONE DOING ALL THE READING! For books in a child’s interest area but NOT in their current reading range, he or she needs to be the listener. Don’t discourage books with pictures, especially with students in kindergarten3rd grade. These are often more enjoyable for the child, especially Caldecott Medal books, and they offer rich context clues for the child to help decode words and increase understanding. We encourage picture books for kids in grades 4-8 who struggle with reading. The titles just are more of a challenge to find at this grade level. FOCUS 13 OFFERS: • Reading & Math Intervention • Study Skills Programs • ACT/SAT Prep Customized Programs Ohio Licensed Reading Specialist Over 30 Years Experience Locally owned- Thomas Spotts, M Ed 465-9931 8859 Cin-Day Rd St. 003 When reading instructional level material with your child… It is optimal in the beginning (especially if the child is having some difficulty due to the topic/content), to trade-off at each “stop sign” (period, ? or !). This should be faded after a few pages and then the child reads paragraphs and/or pages, alternating with you. It is important that you make sure the child follows your reading when it’s not their turn. 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  17. 17. 32 NeighborhoodNews Heritage Homefront November November Heritage Homefront NeighborhoodNews 33 Sponsor of the month Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy A t Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, we make it our mission to help students discover, hone, and steward their God-given talents, so they will love, engage, and make their mark in the world. All over the globe and right here in Cincinnati, our students and alumni challenge assumptions, expand their potential, and seek solutions. And they do it all with great joy. Where others may pull back, CHCA students lean into life. How do we help them do that? Beginning with the end in mind, a CHCA education builds resilience for lifelong learning and lifelong faith. At CHCA, learning and faith inspire and reinforce each other. Here, faith is a journey of learning, learning is an ongoing act of faith, and questions pave the way to lifelong intellectual and spiritual growth. now is the time to get your body fit. Our personal trainers help you achieve YOUR idea of success! Shed unwanted body fat through a unique blend of nutritional advice & exercise. Each program begins with a full health and fitness assessment performed by our certified trainers. Your trainer then develops a program individualized to fit your goals. OR your athlete ready. Explosion Fitness trainers guide you through your program step by step ensuring proper form & technique to prevent injury and maximize results for your time invested. FAIRFIELD MASON 530 C Quality Blvd. 513-870-0203 3143 Western Row (Near Kings Island at I-71) www.explosion fitness P ERSONAL T RAINING 39 $ PER SESSION For Up To 6 - 60 Minute Sessions. SAVE 42%! New clients only. Limit 1 per customer. Expires 11-30-13. solutions.com 513-234-0787 U NLIMITED Sports Performance Training Sessions 149 $ PER MONTH Based on annual package 79 BOOT CAMP $ 1 Month UnlimitedSizes. 1 Hour Sessions. Small Group Must schedule 1 day in advance. New clients only. Limit 1 per customer. Expires 11-30-13. That’s why, guided by expert Christian faculty members, students at every grade level engage with increasingly complex, timeless, essential questions. By learning to embrace difficulty and uncertainty, CHCA students strengthen their minds and their faith. Like their teachers, they never stop inquiring. CHCA welcomes families from over 160 churches as we support each student’s individual path to intellectual and spiritual growth. By focusing on our shared love of Christ, not doctrinal differences, we nurture a loving, diverse family of learners. CHCA’s safe yet invigorating environment prepares students to engage meaningfully with different cultures, viewpoints, and ideas throughout their lives. CHCA gives students virtually limitless opportunities to explore their God-given talents and interests. We don’t just offer a wide choice of activities — sports, arts, government, service, travel — we create a culture in which investigating new experiences is the norm. In this joyful, diverse environment, students feel safe to try, fail, and try again, as they begin to discover the distinct individuals God made them to be. Please come and see what a CHCA education can do for your child. Visit CHCA’s open house on November 9th, 2013. Visit us at leanintochca.org for more information. Refreshingly Insightful Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy challenges and inspires students in preschool through grade 12 to discover, hone, and steward their one-of-a-kind gifts. By wrestling with timeless questions, students strengthen their minds and their faith, preparing to lead lives of significant impact and influence. OPEN HOUSE NOV 9  leanintoCHCA.org
  18. 18. 34 NeighborhoodNews Heritage Homefront November FINANCIAL FITNESS Submitted by Bill Lendl, Raymond James | From the March 2010 issue of Financial Journeys newsletter Critical Choices Precede Retirement As retirement looms, crucial financial and lifestyle decisions you may have put off for years suddenly assume more importance. You no longer have decades to decide whether you’ll keep a large house with its upkeep costs, whether your current level of debt is appropriate or whether to pay off your mortgage. Before you actually hang up your career, it’s time to do some real planning. You might begin with lifestyle decisions, although these, to a large extent, depend on the financial foundation you’ve built. While these are personal decisions, successful retirements share at least one common element – they are rooted in reality, not fantasy. Consider some possibilities. Will you plan to relocate? Or do developing family or financial considerations make that idea less attractive? Do you need to maintain and insure more than one vehicle? Do you expect to travel extensively in your early years of retirement, when you may be healthier and more likely to accept the rigors of travel? Finally, can your lifestyle plans be supported by your portfolio? If not, now is the time to make adjustments rather than later. Anecdotal evidence shows that retirees who scale back their expectations are far happier in retirement than those who wake up already retired and find they can’t really do all that they had planned. Retirement Bottom Line You’ve been marshaling your finances for years, and while you may have had intermediate goals, funding a pleasing retirement lifestyle has probably been a long-term objective. As you near your last day on the job, it’s time to make adjustments. First, you may want to realign your portfolio’s asset allocation, especially if you’ve been an aggressive investor with a high tolerance for risk. In retirement, your time horizon is shorter, recovering from major market downturns is more difficult – and you’ll probably want a regular income stream to pay your bills. Your retirement could be lengthy, so if your wealth is sufficient, you may consider dividing your portfolio into two parts. One would be devoted to producing a regular income while the other would be allocated for growth. Ideally, this part of your portfolio would help you overcome the effects of inflation, which, historically, at least, has moved along at approximately 3.1% per year. As you calculate how much you’ll need, keep in mind that retirement specialists suggest drawing down no more than 4% or 5% of your portfolio each year, to give it the best chance of supporting a long retirement. Remember, part of your annual income will come from any required minimum distributions (RMDs) the IRS requires you to take from your traditional IRA assets. 513-755-1935 No matter what your decisions, the time to work toward them is before your retirement party. Please call me if you have questions or need assistance in your planning. Asset allocation does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss. Material prepared by Raymond James for use by its financial advisors. 35 November Heritage Homefront STORE CLOSING show this ad for additional 10% off Thousands of rug colors, styles, shapes & sizes Restoration, replace, cleaning and appraisal Traditional • Contemporary • Casual • Hand made 50-70% OFF RUG EMPORIUM 7322 Kings Gate Way West Chester, OH 45069 513-847-8240 Mon.-Sat. 10-7 Sun. 11-6
  19. 19. 36 Heritage Homefront November The Spicy Olive is the place for unique, healthy gifts. We have gift baskets for businesses looking for the perfect way to acknowledge their clients this year. Real EstateResource November Heritage Homefront Featured 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 Realtors West Chester: 7671 Cox Lane 513-847-4397 Hyde Park: 2736 Erie Avenue 513-376-9061 www.thespicyolive.com Address Neighborhood List Price The Spicy Olive's Pomegranate Quince Salad 4768 Tillinghast Heritage Club 4615 MacDonald 1 Package mixed field greens 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts seeds from one pomegranate 1/3 cup The Spicy Olive's Organic Persian Lime olive oil 1/3 cup The Spicy Olive's Pomegranate Quince white balsamic vinegar Quality Work • Exceptional Service Competitive Pricing FREE ESTIMATES • Commercial & Residential 513-289-9231 Place field greens in a salad bowl and top with other ingredients. Blend together the Persian Lime olive oil and Pomegranate Quince balsamic and pour over greens. Toss and serve. This is a beautiful salad to serve at holiday get togethers! www.marketreadyhs.com • Marketready@zoomtown.com What is a Mommy Makeover? A Mommy Makeover consists of surgical procedures designed to correct speci�ic changes a women undergoes during pregnancy. It usually consists of a tummy tuck and a breast lift and/or augmentation. Sometimes liposuction is needed as well. These procedures will help restore a women's �igure to pre pregnancy status. Kurtis Martin M.D. COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY 6355 E. Kemper Road, Suite 100, Cincinnati, OH 45241 | 513.469.0300 | www.cincinnatiplasticsurgery.com Because a great body doesn’t always come naturally Beds Baths Type Of Property $1,775,000 5 6 Active Listing Herutage Club $1,279,900 5 7 Active Listing 4665 Braid Lane Heritage Club $998,000 4 4 Active Listing 6474 Neville Ct Heritage Club $995,000 4 5 Active Listing 4955 Tillinghast Heritage Club $895,000 4 4 Active Listing 6886 Heritage Club Dr Heritage Club $794,000 4 6 Active Listing 6686 Heritage Woods The Woods $799,900 4 4 Active Listing 6716 Sherbourne Ct Heritage Pointe $687,000 3 3 Active Listing 4150 Maxwell Dr Heritage Club $2,098,000 4 6 Pending 4857 Tillinghast Heritage Club $1,250,000 $1,050,000 5 5 Recently Sold 4723 Braid Lane Heritage Club $769,000 $877,800 3 3 Recently Sold 4276 MacKenzie Ct Your Specialists for Painting, Flooring & More Sale Price Heritage Club $845,500 $825,000 6 5 Recently Sold 6723 Heritage Woods The Woods $799,000 $750,000 5 4 Recently Sold 6609 Sherbourne Heritage Pointe $789,900 $773,500 4 5 Recently Sold #1 Agent in the Entire State of Ohio for 2010, 2011, 2012 Shares Her Tip For The Fall Market Spring is NOT the best time to list your home for sale! Contrary to popular belief, Spring is not the best time to list your home for sale. The best time is November, December and January, which most people think is the worst time. It comes down to supply and demand. Most sellers assume buyers aren’t seriously looking during this prolonged holiday season. And yet, many buyers are looking at properties in person and online right up until Christmas Eve. If the right home goes on the market in mid-December, a serious buyer — and there will be a lot of them — will take note. And once the New Year starts, buyers who have resolved to buy a house will start looking. If your house is one of just a few on the market, it will get the first look. The idea of spring being the best time to sell grew out of families’ desire to move before the new school year starts in September. But the majority of buyers today don’t have children. Call today for a FREE market analysis of your home. Sandra Peters | 513-300-2518 speters@comey.com | sandrapetershomes.com 37
  20. 20. 38 NeighborhoodNews Heritage Homefront November November Heritage Homefront NeighborhoodNews 39 Pinball Wizard in Heritage Club In the October issue, the Business Beat article featured Ellen Knotts and her business VPCabs. A photo of Ellen Knotts and Susan Brewer may of suggested that Susan Brewer was affiliated with VPCabs. We would like to clarify that Susan Brewer is not a part of VPCabs. Name: Ellen van den Berg - Knott Position: Co-Founder Company name: VPCabs, Inc. Website: www.VPCABS.com Phone: 513-288-6590 Business Address: Cincinnati, Ohio Industry: Gaming In our last issue we featured Ellen Knott’ s new company VPCabs. The “VP” in VPCabs stands for Virtual Pinball and “Cabs” stands for cabinets. A virtual pinball cabinet is essentially a high tech pinball machine. We are very pleased to re-run this article with an important update: Ellen’s pinball machines have been given the prestigious honor of being displayed at the World Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas Nevada. Beginning in November 2013, a VPCabs Vir- tual Pinball Machine will be on display for the millions that visit the museum every year…. Congrats to Ellen and her partner! If you missed last months story, Traditional pinball machines are mechanical in nature and only offer a single playing field. A VPCabs pinball machine features a high resolution LED monitor mounted in a modern pinball cabinet that renders every pinball playing field ever made… You can actually have over 200 pinball games on a single machine. Ellen Co-Founded the company this past year as a result of discussion with a family friend that inspired the idea. The company originally introduced the VP2000 model and 5 original artwork graphic packages. The cabinets are manufactured right here in Cincinnati Ohio. The machines have been featured at various shows around the country and most recently at COMIC CON in San Diego where the machine received a sensational review. Gamers, adults, and kids love the unit. An internal Windows 7 computer powers the high definition playing field. The deep audio comes from the built-in speakers sub woofer. All the pinball games have been reduced to software and they are stored on a solid-state hard drive. The player simply selects a game table to play and the field is rendered for play in about 3 seconds. Machines are now being sold from coast to coast and even in Canada via the company website, VPCabs.com. As a natural expansion, VPCabs has introduced a Classic Arcade game cabinet that features 60 of the greatest arcade games made. The company has also just introduced its compact pinball cabinet called the mini. Ellen has been a living in the estates portion of Heritage Club for 7 years and has 5 kids ranging from 7 to 16 years of age. Her husband Richard co-owns a software company in Cincinnati and together they stay quite busy. Ellen is a native of the Netherlands and has dual citizenship from the US and Holland. She has an accounting and business degree. As busy as the Knott’s are, Ellen finds time to volunteer with another start-up here in Cincinnati called Mentor Me. This is a non-profit organization that focuses on helping young adults transition from the Ohio Foster Care system to independent living. This has also led the Knott’s to seek their Foster Care certification from the state and they are seeking to foster/ adopt in the future. If you have a family room, game room, or finished basement, then you should also have a VPCabs pinball or arcade machine! Just visit the website www.VPCabs.com and checkout the product line. The games make a great addition to a home theater too! Christmas orders are being taken now and there is a great deal on a pinball/arcade bundle! VPCabs also makes custom corporate machines too; complete with custom graphics to include the corporate logo and colors! The site features a contact form that you can use to ask questions about the products and sales.
  21. 21. 40 Heritage Homefront November Resident BusinessGuide November Heritage Homefront 41 Get your glow back! INCISIONLESS, Natural Volume Restoration using your body's own living tissue! MENTION THIS AD FOR A $100.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE! Fat transfer, or fat injection, is a cosmetic surgery procedure which can soften or eliminate the appearance of wrinkles and folds in the face. During the procedure, fat is removed from another area of the body like the abdomen and is then reinjected into the skin beneath the fold where it acts as a skin volume filler. The result is a much more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. Fat transfer may also be used to add volume to the lips. The results of fat transfer are somewhat variable but up to 70% of the volume is virtually permanent! This provides a far better value than synthetic fillers, which must typically be re-injected at least once per year to maintain the effect. resident business guide These are residents within your neighborhood who own businesses. To find out how to get a free listing for your business, send us an email at b.hayes@n2pub.com. A proud native of Cincinnati, Dr. Alexander Donath has traveled extensively to hone his skills through first-hand experience with the best facial plastic surgeons in the world, from Beverly Hills to New York City, in order to bring that expertise back to his hometown. Cincinnati Facial Plastic Surgery 7763 Montgomery Road, Suite A | Cincinnati, OH 45236 / 877-416-3223 / cincyfacialplastics.com ALLERGY & ASTHMA CENTER Allergy & Asthma Specialty Center Masood Ahmad, M.D. (513) 777-7097 www.allergyandasthmaspecialty.com BIODIESEL TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER & BIODIESEL PRODUCER Jatro Diesel Rahul Bobbili, Vice President & Co Founder (937) 847-8050 www.jatrodiesel.com GEISHA Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar is an authentic fusion Japanese restaurant with new modern looks, serving Hibachi Grill, Sushi Bar & Lounge. All the dishes are made-to-order, with Hibachi chefs cooking on sizzling Hibachi grill and master sushi chefs making fresh sushi dishes before your eyes. $10 GIFT CERTIFICATE WITH PURCHASE OF $40 OR MORE Not valid on major holidays, special events, with any other coupon, discount, gift card purchase or carry-out order. One certificate per party per table. Offer expires November 30, 2013. 7691 Voice of America Centre Drive West Chester, OH 45069 513-777-3888 • www.geishabistro.com Long Lasting Shellac Service Available Natural Nail Care Nail Enhancements Skin Care Facial Waxing Signature Manicure & Pedicure 39.00 Not valid with other offers Exquisite Beauty Spa Where Beauty Begins We accept competitor’s coupons 10% OFF Any Service Not valid with other offers 7602 Voice of America Center Dr. • West Chester 779-0343 • www.exquisitebeautyspa.com CUSTOM JEWELRY/REPAIR Tiger Arlington LLC Alison Martin, G.G. (GIA) (513) 490-4048 tigerarlington@me.com DERMATOLOGIST Mason Dermatology Center Jan Fu, M.D., Ph. D (513) 459-1988 www.drjanfu.com FITNESS Pilates Cycling of Mason Cathy Kurlemann (513) 428-1129 FITNESS/YOGA Drishtiq Yoga Amy Vetter (513) 204-0270 www.drishtiqyoga.com HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING Thomas and Galbraith Heating and Cooling Michael Weber (513) 825-6805 www.MasterWorkService.com INSURANCE State Farm Insurance George Meinberg (513) 891-0100 george.meinberg.bxzh@statefarm.com MORTGAGES The Mortgage Network of Ohio Inc. Jeff Steinacker (513) 607-6079 www.themortgagenet.net ORTHODONTIST Hickman Orthodontics Eric Hickman, DDS, MS (513) 874-0200 www.hickmanortho.com PSYCHIATRIST Professional Psychiatric Services Drs. Mohamed Aziz and Gihan Razik (513) 229-7585 info@ppsych.com The Christ Hospital Medical Associates Hanish Sethi, MD, Head Director of Psychiatry (513) 585-3690 www.TheChristHospital.com PSYCHIATRY, ADDICTION & PAIN CARE Individual Care Center Abe Soliman, M.D. (513) 774-9444 www.Individualcarecenter.com REAL ESTATE Comey & Shepherd Realtors Sandra Peters, Senior Sales Vice President (513) 300-2518 speters@comey.com Comey & Shepherd Realtors Stephanie Broshear (513) 260-6179 sbroshear@comey.com Sibcy Cline Realtors Madeline S. Hoge, Executive Vice President (513) 659-0095 mhoge@sibcycline.com TELECOMMUNICATIONS Advanced Technology Consulting, Inc. dba ATC David Goodwin (513) 323-1122 www.4atc.com WEB DESIGN AND ON-LINE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS De Novo Dezign Maria Kalomenidou (513) 886-7010 www.denovodezign.com
  22. 22. 42 ClassifiedAds Heritage Homefront November classified ads To place classified listings, please email them to articles@n2pub.com. Listings are FREE and will be in our Wetherington,Four Bridges, Heritage and River’s Bend publications. You are welcome to submit one photo with your listing. We are not limited to just items for sale. Please limit your classified listing to 60-90 words. Your listing will run for 90 days. All classifieds must be submitted by the 25th of every month in order to be included in the following month’s publication. FOR SALE: 2010 Mercedes Benz ML-350 4-Matic, FULLY LOADED, only 21K miles. $35,900. Interested people should call Mike at 330-704-4664 FOR RENT: Beachfront Condominium, 2 BR, 2 Bath on the beautiful white sandy beaches of Naples, Florida. Minutes to downtown Naples. Prime winter months available January- April. $6900/month plus tax and $150 cleaning fee. New appliances and 45-foot lanai. Call 513-305-1127 for more details. For sale: Homecrest patio set. Great condition; cushions recently replaced. Price: $200.00. Picture attached. Please call 937-416-8599 if interested. Trusted Excellence • Since 1978 Catering Looking for a Part Time Job? Do you have past sales experience you’d like to utilize again? The Heritage HOMEfront is looking to add one new member to our team. Part-Time, flexible hours, earn $1k-$3k/ month. Perfect for anyone looking to re-enter the workforce while working around school and activity schedules! Call Bernadette at 513-846-4606 or email b.hayes@n2pub.com. FOR RENT: Condo in Hilton Head, 2BR, 1 1/2 baths, townhouse, which overlooks the pool. Across the street from the beach, walking distance to shops, restaurants, bars and biking trails. Maximum occupancy 4-5. Call Kathy 513-755-6220 for more information. For Rent: Beach Front Condominium, 2 BR 2 Bath on beautiful Bonita Beach Florida (SW Coast between Naples and Fort Myers). Now available for Prime winter months! (Jan $5000, Feb Mar $6000, April $4000) + cleaning fee and 11% State Tax Maximum occupancy 4-5 people. 513.335.8177 for more details. For Sale: Golf Cart (rarely used) ... Like New, Seats 5-6, Includes Covered Top with Windshield, Head Lights, Electric with 6 Batteries (quiet), and a rear facing 3 person passenger seat. Paid $3,300 ... will take offer (We are Moving). Please call 586-530-1041 Cell ... ask for Jim FOR SALE: Lenox Ornaments & Tree 13 pc. Autumn Delights Set -–$50.00; Lenox Patriotic 10 pc. Ornament Set – $25.00; Lenox Valentine 12 pc. Ornament Set – $25.00 In perfect condition and in original boxes. You can use the same tree for the Patriotic and Valentine Ornament sets. Call 755-7449 if interested. & Event Planning Where Our Specialty is You We Cater to... Corporate- Receptions-Private In- House PartiesSocial Gathers such as Retirement, Baby Showers, and Rehearsal Dinners 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 exceptional and most important our food is "YUMMY" You can begin here with Stress Free Planning... Give us a call or visit our website. 513-847-4584 | www.AYSetc.com 9405 Cincinnati Columbus Rd. West Chester, OH With the offers below, what are you waiting for? SAVE $5 FOR SALE: Gently worn Natural Ranch Mink Coat with stand up collar, straight sleeve, and length 41." Up-to-date appraisals available. Call Lois P. Brown, 513-779-1944. Call today for a special Fall Tuneup offer for residents of Heritage Club! $85 ! 9114 Columbus Cincinnati Rd - West Chester www.hauserair.com FOR SALE: Natural Tanuki Raccoon Coat with notch collar, straight sleeve, and length 42." Both a medium size. Up to date appraisals available. Call Lois P. Brown, 513-779-1944. SITTER NEEDED: I am looking for a reliable person to babysit my two kids in my home. It would be on Fridays from 11 until 4. If interested, please call (513) 260-6644. 1/2 day Friday Sitter Needed. I am looking for a reliable person to babysit my two kids in my home in Four Bridges. It would be on Fridays from 11 until 4. Please call (513) 260-6644. For Rent: 3BR, 2 ½ bath condo in Siesta Key, FL across the street from the World Famous Siesta Key Beach. Maximum occupancy 6-8. Please check out our website (www. midnightcove2.net) for more information, pricing and availability. Call Ashlee 513-2078305 or email Ashleekenner@gmail.com for more details. 43 November Heritage Homefront In a recent food taste survey people said: ON YOUR FOOD PURCHASE OF $25 OR MORE Dine-in only. Not applicable towards Takeout Deals, Daily Lunch Specials, Snack Hours™ or alcohol-only purchases. One coupon per party. Valid at participating restaurants. Not valid with other offers, coupons or discounts. Void where prohibited by law. No cash value. Great Seafood “O.M.G.” The Numero UNO Deep Dish Pizza We are Just MORE than Great Pizza! Anderson: 7578 Beechmont Avenue #503 Cincinnati, OH 45245 • 513-231-5357 • Function room for private parties up to 50 • Kids eat free Tuesday • Outside Seating ORDER • Catering - Call Ahead Seating ONLINE! • Senior discounts onWednesday @unos .com West Chester: 9246 Schulze Drive West Chester, OH 45069 • 513-942-6646
  23. 23. homefront Mowing Edging & Trimming Mulching Fertilizing Tree & Shrub Planting Landscape Design Spring/Fall Cleanup Vacation mowing Available Call Alex For A FREE ESTIMATE 513-535-1768 www.AJDLawns.com Locally Owned & Insured Prompt, Reliable & Professional Service OH_Cincinnati_North PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID WILMINGTON NC PERMIT NO. 40 10% DISCOUNT FOR SENIORS & MILITARY Gift card for Referral | Neighborhood References Available! Dr. Eric Hickman, Orthodontic Specialist 4747 Tylersville Rd., Liberty Township | 513-874-0200 3116 L Montgomery Rd., Maineville | 513-697-9772 • Voted Top Orthodontist by Peers Cincinnati Magazine • Premier Invisalign Provider • Serving Cincinnati For 18 years • Over 10,000 Patients Treated • Member of American Association Of Orthodontists Call Us For A Complimentary Consultation WWW.HICKMANORTHO.COM

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