May 23, 2017

Parental Hope reduces financial impact of infertility

For David and Jen Bross, providing financial support to hopeful couples battling infertility is a personal mission What is infertility? Infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant despite having frequent, unprotected sex for at least a year for most people and six months in certain circumstances. Infertility affects 10-15% of couples in the United States. The cause of infertility can be difficult to determine but may include inadequate levels of certain hormones in both men and women, and trouble with ovulation in women. The main symptom is an inability to get pregnant. In many cases, there are…

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Jim Serger’s latest book is “Next in Line Please”

“Next in Line Please” is a delightful lesson in Positive Influence From Jim Serger The strip-mall on the corner of 8-Mile and Clough in the late 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s was booming. Convenient Food Mart, Domino’s Pizza, Cincinnati Federal Savings and Loan and of course, Summit Meats. If you lived in Summit Estates, you rode your bike down there to get candy, to open your first bank account. You  ordered a pizza and turned the front porch light off, to see if you could get a free pizza, if over 30 minutes. Of course, you were down there,…

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Lisa Connelly Needs Our help

From Danielle Toft and Sarah Simon Dear Community, One of our own is in need.  A life-long  and beloved east-sider, Lisa Connelly, suffered a massive heart attack on Wednesday November 25th.   She is fun-loving 37 year old mother to a sweet 4 year old boy.  She loves to be active and is an avid runner, having completed 7 half marathons.   Lisa is a shining light in our community that has touched so many lives. Lisa’s bright smile lights up any room.  And as big as her smiles is, her heart is even bigger. She is a founding  member of the…

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The Pending Coffee

One of my closest friends send me the story of “The Pending Coffee” earlier tonight. I have seen similar types of things over the years, but wondered if this could catch on here in the Anderson Township area. The concept is simple, yet so beautiful. Author unknown (roughly translated from Italian) We were in a small coffee shop. Two customers arrive. “5 coffees, 2 for us, 3 pending”. They pay for the 5, and only get 2. “What’s pending coffee?” I ask. “Wait and see”. More customers. Two girls get their coffees, they pay normally. After a while, 3 lawyers…

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A Passion with Purpose, and the Pitch

Adam Jones brings much more than coaching skills to Anderson High School When I first met Adam Jones or “Coach Jones” as many know him, the plan was to gather details regarding the upcoming soccer camp, over a cup of coffee. What I found, after getting to know him, was much more than a soccer coach who wanted to spread the word about camp. Adam Jones has a passion for the sport, for coaching, for education, and for life, that is inspirational. After graduating from Mason High School in 2008, Adam earned a degree in secondary English education from Miami…

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Local Couple Honored by Literacy Network

Local Trustee, Josh Gerth, and his wife Melissa, named Literacy Network’s 2015 Handbags for Hope Honorary Chair Couple! From Kim Raterman McDermott, Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati The Literacy Network is proud to name Josh and Melissa Gerth as the Honorary Chair Couple of their 4th annual Handbags for Hope event. Literacy Network President Kathy A. Ciarla stated, “Handbags for Hope is a fantastic night that brings people together to celebrate literacy in our city. A highlight of my evening will be thanking this year’s Honorary Chair Couple, Josh & Melissa Gerth, for their dedication to improving literacy and Josh’s…

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The Yellow Ribbon Support Center

The Yellow Ribbon Support Center is a non-profit organization that has sent over 22,700 packages to our troops serving in harm’s way since August, 2004. The Center also provides support for other local military and veteran groups as well as scholarships for military and their families, in memory of SSG Keith “Matt” Maupin. The Yellow Ribbon Support Center was founded by the parents of SSG Keith “Matt” Maupin after he was captured by insurgents in Iraq on April, 9th 2004, to keep his face in the conscience of those most able to find him, his brothers and sisters in arms….

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Inter Parish Ministry volunteer gives back

From Karen Durand: Once a month, on a Monday night Tracey Abrams arrives, along with her 5 year old daughter Ava, to take her volunteer shift at Inter Parish Ministry’s (IPM) Choice Food Pantry in Newtown. This single working mother of 3 finds time to volunteer to give back to an organization that once gave so much to her children. Tracey found herself suddenly single with bills to pay and children to feed about four years ago. Through referral she found the help she needed at IPM. Tracey received food, clothing, financial assistance to pay an electric bill and other…

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Anderson Tree Lighting has a special meaning

A very special tree filled with a lifetime of memories Donors are the Benassi Family The tree was planted at their home in 1984 by Matthew (Matt) Buehler who at the time was a student at Hocking Tech. However he was an alum from Summit Elementary, Anderson Middle and Anderson HS as well as the cherished son of neighbors and friends of the Benassi’s. For years they had to be very careful not to mow the tree down, as it was truly only a sapling, struggling to thrive and as everyone will see on Saturday, thrive it did into a…

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Through Maria’s Lens

Maria Dehne finds the beauty of life through the lens of her camera and her passion for Cincinnati. Spend some time on social media looking at beautiful photographs of Cincinnati and it won’t take you long to find some of Maria Dehne’s contributions. With beautiful moments captured in time, often accompanied by her positive narrative, she captures the unique beauty of our Queen City through her viewfinder. After seeing her beautiful photos, especially of our Anderson Public Library and her favorite subject, Union Terminal, I wanted to chat with Maria and get to know more about her passion for all…

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