October 2016 Around Town 2

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Mindful Wellness Medical Thermography offers a revolutionary way of detecting breast cancer and other medical ailments. Medical Thermography offers a no contact, no radiation, no compression breast cancer adjunctive screening tool. Thermography maps, measures and monitors inflammation and other abnormalities, along with changes in overall body conditions earlier than most tests.

Thermograms can detect breast abnormalities up to a decade before a mammogram. To learn more about Medical Thermography call 513.382.3132 or visit the website. See Mindful Wellness Medical Thermography’s ad on page 29 for special discounts offered for scans booked in October. MindfulWellnessMedicalThermography.com

Leadership 21

Leadership 21 is a West Chester ■ Liberty Chamber Alliance program designed to improve the quantity, quality and effectiveness of leadership along the I-75 Growth Corridor and within the communities of West Chester and Liberty Townships.

A new class of 30 local leaders has been chosen for 2017. Area leaders are selected, through an application process, to participate in a program of community education and leadership training. Leadership 21 calls upon business owners and managers, government and school leaders and citizen volunteers to study in-depth, various aspects of our region. TheChamberAlliance.com

Four Chances to Win in October

Feeling lucky? Visit WestChesterandLibertyLifestyle.com for a chance to win one of four great prizes this month. If our kitchen gadgets story on page 20 inspires you to pick up a few new items, enter our sweepstakes online. Three lucky West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle readers will win some of the featured items. Then, put on some yoga pants and pull out your yoga mat. One lucky reader will win a free yoga party for 20 people from Gracetree Yoga & Growth Studio. The prize is valued at $200 and includes three hours at the studio and a 75-90-minute yoga class with a Gracetree instructor. For additional information and to enter for your chance to win, visit our website. WestChesterandLibertyLifestyle.com

Volunteer To Make A Difference

The MidPointe Library System offers a unique service to patrons who cannot leave their homes, by delivering individually selected library items to these homebound patrons. This program visits more than 200 individuals each month who have limited access to resources outside their homes due to age, illness or disability.

Community volunteers are currently needed to expand this service. Applicants must be at least 18-years-old and able to commit to an ongoing schedule. Deliveries are typically made Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. For additional information about volunteer requirements or to apply, please visit the website or call Library Director Travis Bautz at 513.424.0659. MidPointeLibrary.org

It’s not every day that an instructor of this caliber comes to West Chester. Ganesh Mohan, M.D. will be teaching Module 2 of the Svastha Yoga Therapy Training at Gracetree, designed specifically for yoga teachers, advanced practitioners and people from related fields. The goal is to enable participants to integrate newly acquired knowledge immediately in their teaching.

Ganesh’s visit to West Chester is significant in that he’s only making four stops in the U.S. during his world trip. Ganesh is the son of world-renowned yoga instructors A.G. and Indra Mohan, who originated the Svastha organization. This five-day training with Ganesh runs from October 14-18 from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Yoga teacher John Kepner will also be present at the training. For additional information or to register for the program, please go online. GraceTreeStudio.com

New Pendragon Homes Model 
in Carriage Hill

The door is now open at a new stunning courtyard model by Pendragon Homes in the beautiful Carriage Hill community in Liberty Township. This European inspired design takes outdoor living to the next level, and the home boasts with purposeful design, entertaining spaces and custom finishes that won’t disappoint! Interested visitors are welcome to visit the home daily at 6347 Carriage Oak Way, Liberty Township. For additional information go online or call 513.295.5081. PendragonHomes.com

Veterans’ Tribute and Resource Fair

The Caring Community Collaborative (C3) and the Miami University Voice of America Learning Center will present a Veterans’ Tribute and Resource Fair on Friday, November 11, honoring all those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. An award will also be presented to a veteran for giving back to the community.

The resource fair for veterans will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m., with the tribute program beginning at 11:30 a.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be at the Miami University VOA Learning Center, at 7848 Voice of America Park Drive in West Chester. CaringCommunityCollaborative.com

Backpack Drives’ Most Successful Year Yet

Thanks to the generous members of our community and area business for their phenomenal support of two local backpack drives, which combined donated close to 1,000 backpacks to area families in need. Reach Out Lakota’s annual Back To School Supply Drive donated more than 500 backpacks and school supplies to Lakota students. An additional 125 leftover supplies will be donated back to various local programs. Because of many volunteers and community partners, including West Chester/Liberty Township Faith Alliance, this was the first year Reach Out Lakota was able to fulfill every request of children in need.

With the generosity of our community, the Leadership 21 Class of 2016 project, Got Your Back Backpack Drive, was also a success. The class was able to purchase 300 Under Armour backpacks for children at the Boys & Girls Club, who otherwise would not have this basic necessity. Thank you for helping to lighten the load of the social, emotional and academic pressures of area students!