The beauty and joy of traditional Russian puppet theater comes to Loveland on November 18.
PuppetART, the professional puppet theater from Detroit, will perform Kolobok: The Russian Gingerbread Boy at St. Columban Catholic Church in Loveland (894 Oakland Road). Shows are at 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and are followed by puppet-making workshops and traditional Russian appetizers.
These performances are sponsored by St. George Russian Orthodox Church, which is currently building a new church in Loveland on Lebanon Road. Proceeds support the building fund.
Kolobok: The Russian Gingerbread Boy is a Russian folktale about a dough boy baked by an elderly childless couple. The boy runs away and encounters various forest creatures. The show features original music and lyrics, making it fun for all ages.
The artists offer a workshop on puppet making following each performance. Participants will make one of the puppets from the show and learn to manipulate it. Workshop tickets are $10.
PuppetART was founded in 1998 by a group of artists from the former Soviet Union. Since then, it has performed thousands of shows at its permanent theatre in Detroit and travelled throughout the Midwest.
St. George Russian Orthodox Church was founded in the 1940s in part by Russians working at the Voice of America. Today it is a varied community of American converts to Orthodox Christianity, Russian immigrants, second- and third-generation Russian-Americans, and other Eastern Europeans. The parish has outgrown its current home in Blue Ash and plans to move into its new home in Loveland in 2013.
The Loveland School District Superintendent
Dr. John Marschhausen and Treasurer Brett Griffith presented the 2012
State of the Schools address last Thursday. The presentation included results from a citizen
satisfaction survey conducted by Fallon Research, a recap of the
district’s current financial condition, and a vision for the academic
direction of the district.
“Our children are blessed to live in a community that provides
exceptional learning opportunities,” said Marschhausen. “The true
partnership between parents, teachers, extended families, our faith
community, and youth organizations all demonstrate the investment and
commitment to developing the whole child.”
Marschhausen unveiled a plan for advancing education in the district
by incorporating blended learning and cutting-edge assessment testing.
“We will bring blended learning – the marriage of technology and
instructional talent – to Loveland’s secondary students,” said
Marschhausen. “Computers don’t replace our rock star teachers; computers
provide these instructional leaders a larger platform on which to
perform efficiently, effectively and with personalized instruction. This
is a student-centered approach to learning that allows the district to
utilize each teacher’s skills, talents and assets to the fullest.”
This Veterans Day, I ask that you don't thank me. I've been thanked for things that I'm not entirely sure I should be
thanked for. I'm a citizen now. What I've done in my past is just
that, past. I ask that you take $5 and donate it to a charity. Aside
from that the only way I can say that you can really thank us is to join us. -
November 11th is Veterans Day in America. Originally it came from
Armistice Day, which we celebrated the end of the Great War (now just
called WWI) which ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day, of the 11th
month of 1918. Interestingly enough the last casualty recognized in the
war was actually an American which was the last country to enter the
war. In terms of tonnage used one can easily argue that not only one
but several nuclear bombs were dropped over the Western Front in
the form of weeks long artillery barrages. Gas Warfare, Trench Warfare,
Disease, unbelieveably high casualty rates, all but forgotten when just
20 short years after the war ended Germany decides they want round 2. Read on at the Madness of the Combat Medic...
and foremost, congratulations to President Obama for winning a second
term. I truly hope that he finds ways to work across the isles to
create working solutions for our troubled nation. I also congratulate
all those who won their “seats” and pray for the all the leaders – old
and new – that you will lead our great nation to the promise and
prosperity that we all dream of.
I am avid reader of the Wall Street Journal either in print or on one
of my electronic devices, but must admit that I’m old school and love
nothing better than pouring through the paper version every morning.
One of the reasons I enjoy the paper version is the pictorials are so
much more powerful than a small framed electronic version. The morning
edition of the WSJ didn’t disappoint with a map of the United States by
county showing the margins of victory shaded lighter or darker blue and
red based on the voting tallies for President Obama and Governor Romney.
As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words!
Outside of a few pockets - the Northeast, some border areas, and the
left coast – President Obama’s concentration of voters were in the
larger more populous cities vs. Governor Romney picking up a majority of
everything else. If you were to look at this map not understanding the
Electoral College, you’d sure think that RED is it. Those that watched
on Tuesday night and understand the voting process in the United States
know very differently.
The voting polls heading into Election Day showed a race too close to
call – virtually every poll had either President Obama or Governor
Romney winning depending on which way the margin of error went. By now
we all know which way it went.
The other observation that an “outsider” might have is a nation’s
voting of nearly 50-50 split is a well-balanced nation. Here’s where I
think we have troubles as a nation. As we move closer and closer to
50-50, the more polarized as a nation in our beliefs for the direction
of the country we become. Regardless of which side of the 50 you
support, you cannot argue that the last 4 years represented the most
polarized term in our history. With a split Congress setting up for the
foreseeable future, I suspect we’ll see more of the same over the next 4
years with each side digging in harder and harder versus working
towards the middle – I hope I’m wrong!
We don’t need to look too far from Clermont Country understand our
own polarization with nearly 70% of Clermont Country voting for Governor
Romney, yet Hamilton County going big for President Obama. I for one
drove back and forth to work each day, choosing a different route to
count yards signs mentally keep track. Romney-Ryan signs out-numbered
Obama-Biden signs as many as 27 – 6 on one route home. Again, election
results proved very different.
What can we learn from all of this? I, for one, need to be much more
aware of my surroundings and understand what makes up that polarization
in my community or more likely in my own mind. We are definitely a
country that is divided, but how big is the real gap? Mainstream media
doesn’t help matters – you’ll never hear Chris Matthews or his cronies
on MSNBC give a compliment to Governor Romney and conversely I doubt
you’ll hear Sean Hannity praise President Obama. However, I do believe
as a nation we have much to learn to understand the gaps. As an
American, I’m not asking anyone to pick sides and dig in for the next
four years, I am suggesting that we all need to listen and learn what
the other side is saying – are there ways for each side to moderately
move towards each other – radical thinking I know!
This past election we have President Obama who sits very far to the
“left” as the most polarized president in recent times versus Governor
Romney who sat about as far to the “right” as to completely counter the
Democrats. So what do we get in a 2-party country……about a 50-50 split!
As I reflected Wednesday morning on the debates, the campaigns, the
election and the results, I asked myself what I’d do if I were in charge
of either party. Regardless of which side I debated, I came to one
conclusion – we need to close the gaps that exist across our great
nation with more moderate positions that represent the country
regardless of demographic. We need candidates that provide solutions
and appeals that address America – not just the rural and suburbanites –
and not just the urban dwellers.
Is it too hard for each party to grow more moderate in their
thinking? Must each side continue with the hard-line historical
stereotypes? I certainly have my opinions and views of where our nation
should go, but this is not the time for debate of those. Rather, I
believe we all should spend some time learning the understanding where
our nation can come together versus becoming more divided as we have
over the past few years. My challenge to each of you is to learn the
“other side” and be educated on your opinions and not just think along
the stereotypical party lines. You have just under 4 years to get
(Editor's Note: Steve Max left this comment for readers after reading Loveland Magazine's election rusults that were published Wednesday morning.)
Clermont County (Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012) – The
intersection improvement project on State Route 28 at Interstate 275
will require lane closures on southbound I-275 this weekend.
lane of southbound I-275 at the SR 28 interchange will be closed at 7
p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, followed by a second lane closure at midnight. One
lane will be reopened to traffic by 6 a.m., with all lanes reopened to
traffic by 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. These closures are to permit work
to remove a traffic shift and put traffic back into its original
configuration on I-275.
Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place prior to the work zone to alert motorists of the upcoming road closure.
help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the
traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and
watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.
For more information contact:
Sharon Smigielski, Public Information Officer, at (513) 933-6511
Liz Lyons, Public Information Specialist, at (513) 933-6534
Center will be hosting the 4th Annual Hero2Hero Blood Drive in honor of
Veterans Day beginning Friday, November 10 –
Monday, November 12. Donors will have a great opportunity to be a
local hero by sending a piece of home to our heroic troops stationed in
For each blood donation collected, in appreciation for the military service of men and women, Hoxworth will send a holiday-care
package loaded with Cincinnati favorites donated by our
sponsors: P&G, Kroger, Skyline Chili, Gold Star Chili, Cincinnati
Magazine and Montgomery Inn. Along with these sponsors, Hoxworth will
once again be partnering with
Operation: Thank You, a local organization that supports military troops and their families.
blood donations can be made at any of the eight centers in the
Tri-State area. At each location, holiday cards will be available for
donors to sign that will be included in the care
packages being sent to deployed troops overseas.
For Hero2Hero Blood Drive information, please visit
www.hoxworth.org/hero2hero. To schedule an appointment to donate, please call (513) 451-0910. Walk-ins are welcome.
TriHealth has announced the foundation of the TriHealth Digestive Institute,
focused on specialized, patient-centered care for a comprehensive range
of digestive and gastrointestinal diseases and disorders. In addition,
TriHealth also announced the purchase of Gastroenterology Consultants of
Cincinnati (GCGC). The 13 GCGC physicians join the TriHealth Digestive
Institute and will continue to see patients at offices in Montgomery,
Ohio, Lawrenceburg, Indiana and several other offices located throughout
Greater Cincinnati. They will perform procedures at all three TriHealth
hospitals, Bethesda Butler County, Bethesda North and Good Samaritan
As a nation we have the right to decide our own affairs, to mould our own future. This does not pose any danger to anybody. Our nation is fully aware of the responsibility for its own fate in the complicated situation of the contemporary world.
- Lech Walesa
Polish politician, trade-union organizer, and human-rights activist.