Around Town 2

Liberty Township Celebrates New Office Space

Liberty Township held an Open House and Ribbon Cutting in November to celebrate its new temporary office location at 7162 Liberty Centre Drive, Suite A. The new location is an increase of 1500 square feet and provides additional offices, increased storage and conference space, and a more functional working environment. Aging mechanics and a dated septic system at the Township’s previous location spurred the need to begin identifying a temporary solution sooner than originally anticipated. The temporary lease at the new location provides Liberty Township the time it needs to determine its long-term facility strategy and plans—a project currently underway. The Township occupied its previous location at 6400 Princeton Road since 1995. It will be used for storage in the short-term and will be evaluated as part of the facility master planning efforts.

Lakota’s Chris Burkhardt Wins Statewide Award

Congratulations to Director of Child Nutrition and Wellness for Lakota Local Schools Chris Burkhardt for being named 2015 Outstanding Food and Nutrition Director by the Ohio Association of School Business Officials’ Foundation for School Business Management. The award comes with a $500 scholarship, to be given to a Lakota graduating senior. A recognized advocate for child nutrition, Burkhardt serves as a board member for Reach Out Lakota and was instrumental in pioneering a summer food program for Lakota. Burkhardt championed such ideas as soup and noodle bars and healthier crusts on Domino’s individual pizzas, served in school lunchrooms. Burkhardt has been with Lakota Local Schools since 2008.

Carriage Hill Expands Cypress Village and Adds New Model Homes

Carriage Hill, a 500-acre community featuring nine neighborhoods, announces the opening of 16 new lifestyle home sites in The Enclave section, exclusively by M/I Homes. Cypress Village, Carriage Hill’s low maintenance patio and courtyard homes, offers two distinct neighborhoods—The Enclave and Wynn’s. Both include the benefits of living in a master planned community with the convenience of provided lawn care and snow removal. Now open in Carriage Hill are new model homes from Arthur Rutenburg Homes, M/I Homes and Pendragon Homes. These fully furnished models offer a look into the stunning selection of estate-style homes throughout the Carriage Hill community. Carriage Hill offers the opportunity to build your own home or settle into a move-in-ready home. More new model homes and home sites are expected to be announced soon.

East Butler YMCA Offers Fun2Bfit Youth Program

The East Butler County Family YMCA is one of 10 locations selected to offer the Fun2BFit program in the new year. Fun2BFit is a program designed to meet the needs of overweight children and their families in surrounding communities. Children will have the opportunity to participate in one-hour group exercise sessions up to three times per week, led by trained YMCA staff and offered in a fun, non-competitive environment.  All activities in the group exercise sessions are tailored to the age and capabilities of the children enrolled and include stretching, cardiovascular training, strength training and active group games. Fun2BFit is a collaboration between Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and select YMCA locations in the Tri-State. The class is intended for overweight youth ages 7–13, with a body mass index (BMI) at the 85th percentile or above for their age and gender. Contact Jerry Gregory at 513.892.9622.

Third Generation Attorney Lyons Joins Family Practice

Lyons and Lyons Co. LPA announces that Kara Hagen Lyons joined the practice as an associate attorney. Lyons is the third generation of Lyons family attorneys, following in the footsteps of her late grandfather, Robert D. Lyons, and her father, Robert H. Lyons. Lyons graduated summa cum laude from Northern Kentucky University’s Chase College of Law in 2015. While in law school, she clerked for the Honorable Chief Judge Susan J. Dlott of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and worked as a law clerk in Luxottica Retail’s corporate legal department. She was elected to and served on the national board of the National Latina/o Law Student Association. Lyons’ practice will focus on wills, trusts, probate, estate planning and elder law. A lifelong resident of West Chester, Lyons looks forward to serving the West Chester and Liberty community. She is admitted to practice in Ohio. 513.777.2222

Cancer Support Community Grows in West Chester

Did you or someone you love get a cancer diagnosis? So that no one faces cancer alone, Cancer Support Community offers free programming in the Greater Cincinnati area to anyone affected by cancer: those recently diagnosed, going through treatment, survivors, bereaved, family, friends and caregivers. The mission of Cancer Support Community is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. With main locations in Blue Ash and Ft. Wright, this non-profit organization is growing in this area. It currently provides a weekly Gentle Yoga class at West Chester’s Crestview Presbyterian Church, 9463 Cincinnati- Columbus Road. Educational programming at West Chester Hospital resumes this March and will continue through November.

New Location for Cincinnati 
Home Theaters

Cincinnati Home Theaters has been West Chester’s go-to home theater and home automation specialist for 13 years. It recently relocated from the Princeton-Glendale Road store to a bigger and better showroom at 11755 Mosteller Road in Sharonville. Take a tour of the fabulous new showroom to see how Cincinnati Home Theaters can upgrade your home entertainment experience or automate your lighting, sound, security and more with a custom program that’s easy to use.

Share Your Vacation Photos for Upcoming Travel Issue

West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle wants to feature you in our upcoming Travel issue. Tell us about your favorite vacation destination and send your best vacation photos. You may be selected as a feature story for our April issue. You inspire us!