Anniversaries All Around

Local and National Organizations Celebrating this Year

West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle isn’t the only one celebrating a significant anniversary this year. Numerous organizations in our area, and a few beyond our region, are celebrating milestones this year.

Hamilton, Ohio, turned an impressive 225 years old this year and has been celebrating as the city continues to revitalize itself into a vibrant community through the arts. Read more about Hamilton’s “comeback” on page 12. For four generations Natorp’s has been growing plants right here in our own backyard and this year they celebrated 100 years of business. Premier Health Atrium Medical Center, which offers technologically advanced emergency and trauma care, and the National Park Service also observed their centennials this year.

Lakota Local School District as we know it today was founded 60 years ago and has grown from a rural to a suburban school district with nearly 16,500 students today, making it the seventh largest district in the state of Ohio. Its students continue to excel in the areas of academics, athletics and the arts. In fact, an impressive 13 Lakota students were recently named National Merit Semifinalists (read more on page 10). Our community is lucky to have not only a great school district, but also a strong chamber of commerce. The West Chester ▪ Liberty Chamber of Commerce celebrated 40 years this year, as did One Way Farm, a non-profit children’s home in Fairfield. Although it’s hard to believe there was a time when internet searching didn’t exist, the World Wide Web turned just 25 years old this year.

Cornerstone Christian Preschool, located on Princeton-Glendale Road, has served the community with specially trained teachers in early childhood education for 20 years. Voted “Best Sandwich Shop” in 2015, Luigi’s Olde World Market has been satisfying taste buds for a decade. Likewise, the Butler County Visitors Bureau celebrated its tenth year creating exceptional tourism experiences for visitors throughout Butler County. And for half a decade thrill-seekers have enjoyed racing at Full Throttle Indoor Karting.

We’re also proud to celebrate alongside several businesses that, like us, are turning one this fall. Village Wines of Glendale, The Diet Center and Liberty Center have achieved their first year of success. Join us in congratulating all of these businesses, cities and organizations as they achieve milestone anniversaries.