Tuesday, September 9, 2003

Good things happening

Krohn takes look at Ohio history

A barn painting by Ohio's Bicentennial Barns Profiles artist Scott Hagan, along with a Verdin Bell and new floral displays, will highlight the opening of the Krohn Conservatory Saturday in a show titled "Celebrating 200 Years of Ohio History."

The 70-year-old conservatory in Eden Park has been closed since June so workers could install safety glass in the cactus house and expand the orchid display area. The new safety glass is designed to crumble, rather than shatter, when broken.

The cactus house and orchid display will not open until later this year, said Melissa Williams, director of the visitors center for the Park Board.

Flowers soothe

When patients, families and visitors spend time at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Avondale, they can view the works of master gardener Bob Phillips. He prunes, weeds and plants all kinds of flowers.

"I enjoy volunteering at the Shriners Hospital because I want to help the patients any way I can," Phillips said. "I had to take 14 weeks of training in all phases of gardening and 50 hours of college training to become a master gardener."

The 76-year-old Covington resident has been volunteering at the hospital for two years.

MD's honored

Eleven local doctors were among 30 family physicians receiving awards from the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians.

They are: Drs. Paul Busam, John Cardosi, John Fox, Frederick Martin, Frank Scharold, Alfredo Suntay, Donald Thomas, Frank Van Holle and George Woodhouse, all of Cincinnati; Gilbert Ohlhauser of Mason and Donald Ebersold of Milford


Top students

The following achieved 4.0 grade point averages and were named to the spring term dean's lists at their college or university:

Brian Buschmiller, a business major attending Xavier University. He is the son of Pat and Ray Buschmiller of Green Township.

Kristen Kirby, a junior history major at Miami University. She is the daughter of Pam and Maurice H. Kirby III of Terrace Park.

Arthur Brumett, a senior history major at Wright State University. The North Adams High School graduate is the son of Sherry and Arthur Brumett of Seaman.

School grants

Butler Rural Electric Cooperative has awarded college scholarships in its annual competition to the following students:

First place honors ($1,700): Alan Weber, an Edgewood High School graduate from Hamilton. He plans to study mechanical engineering at Miami University; and Amanda Greenberg, a Talawanda High School graduate from Oxford. She will study pre-med and art at Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.

Second place honors ($900): Mark Tiemeier, a La Salle High School graduate from Harrison. He will study physical therapy at the University of Toledo; and Jennifer Hogg, a Talawanda High School graduate from Hamilton. She will study physical therapy/pharmacy at Miami University.

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Hilary Mock, a senior at Summit Country Day, started volunteering at age 13 as a Girl Scout. Five years later, she is still volunteering, serving as vice president of the United Way Youth Council.

"It is something I enjoy doing,"' she said. "I plan on getting a degree in International Relations so that I can work in Third World-developing countries."

Hilary goes once a week to help out at Grace Place, a Catholic services homeless shelter in North College Hill. She also volunteers every first Sunday at Tender Mercies in Over-the-Rhine, helping dish out food for Cincinnati's needy.

Hilary is the daughter of Larry and Barbara Mock of Amberley Village.

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