March 2017 Around Town

Record-Breaking 12 Boys 
Earn Eagle Scout Rank

Boy Scout Troop 947 of West Chester set a new record in the Fort Hamilton District of Dan Beard Council in 2016, with 12 boys earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Eagle Scout is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Nationally, only 4% of Boy Scouts are granted this rank. It comes after years of learning skills, providing leadership to others, numerous service hours, demonstrating they live by the Scout Oath and Law, and completing a large service project.

Some of the projects the new Eagle Scouts completed include a meditation pool at Atrium Medical Center, benches at Camp Campbell Gard, a canoe launch, concession stand, various park projects, humane society work, a prayer labyrinth at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, and more. Congratulations to this local troop on a significant achievement and thank you for your many contributions to our community!

Simplify Your Home

Harmony Healing Arts has welcomed Simplicity by Sajen as the newest team member at the healing arts center. Simplicity by Sajen provides organizational services that enable people to obtain full harmony in their homes. Professional Organizer Sajen Banister helps clients eliminate the pain and stress an unorganized home creates by sorting through their cluttered living spaces and reorganizing their belongings properly.

Sajen believes organizing your home will grant you the stress-free life you’ve always wanted by allowing you more time, money, space and brainpower to do things you want to do. Learn more and book your initial consultation with Sajen today by visiting their website.

High School Art Competition

In honor of March being Youth Art Month, Art On/Off Symmes is holding an art competition for high schoolers to compete to win gift certificates for art supplies up to $300. Youth Art Month was started in 1961 through the Art & Creative Materials Institute (ACMI) and is administered by the Council for Art Education (CFAE). The Art On/Off Symmes High School Art Competition will celebrate visual arts for grades 9-12.

High school students in the Greater Cincinnati area are eligible to enter their student artwork. Entries will be accepted March 22-29 and displayed at Art On/Off Symmes March 21-April 9. Awards will be given on April 2. For more details or to enter the contest, go online.

West Chester 2017 Budget Priorities

Recently named one of “America’s Best Places to Live,” West Chester has prioritized a new wave of projects and budget items for 2017. More than $30.8 million will be invested in police and fire services in 2017, which accounts for nearly 69% of the operational budget. Investing in police and fire services can help protect property values, reduce taxpayers’ insurance rates, and make West Chester an attractive place to invest as a business.

Nearly $22 million in infrastructure improvements are planned for 2017, including $12 million for improvements to, and beautification of, the Union Centre Boulevard interchange. Lastly, the Board of Trustees will also consider various projects and improvements related to West Chester’s public spaces and corridors, enhancing the aesthetic and experience of those who live, work and play in the community. These additional proposed projects total approximately $8 million.

Expand Your PALATE

For all of our wine connoisseurs, Village Wines of Glendale offers a Wine of the Month Club, a fun way to discover new wines each month. At the Grand Cru level you’ll receive two bottles of wine each month; both bottles will be no more than $39.99 before tax and will be available on a monthly basis. Premiere Cru level members receive one bottle per month that’s priced between $60-$100 before tax.

This past year, Village Wines has chosen wines from Austria, Spain, Israel, France, and several other places. Many of the wines featured in the 2016 Wine of the Month Club were such a hit that they’ve been reordered, and some are purchased so often that they’re now kept in stock. To join the Wine of the Month Club, call Village Wines of Glendale at 513.771.6611.

Pet Dental Health Month Extended

Keep your furry friend’s oral health in check with help from Animal Hospital of West Chester. February was Pet Dental Health Month, but in case you missed it the team at Animal Hospital of West Chester will be extending it through March. Throughout March the team will be offering various specials to promote proper dental care for your pets, which can detect dental disease that not only affects the mouth, but can also lead to more serious health problems such as heart, lung and kidney disease.

Good dental hygiene is just as important for pets as it is for humans; yet, it’s one of the most overlooked areas in pet health. Regular teeth brushing at home coupled with regular dental check-ups can help your pet live a longer, healthier life. To help keep your pet happy and healthy, participate in Pet Dental Health Month at the Animal Hospital of West Chester. To learn more, call 513.777.5131 or visit online.

Liberty Township Receives 
Auditor of State Award

A recent financial audit of Liberty Township by the Auditor of State’s office has returned a clean audit report. Liberty Township’s excellent record keeping has earned it the Ohio Auditor of State Award. “It’s an incredible honor for Liberty Township to receive another clean audit report–our ninth in nine consecutive years. This award validates the excellent work our Fiscal Officer Pam Quinlisk and the entire Finance Team does each day to keep the Township’s finances on track and transparent to the taxpayers,” said Tom Farrell, President of the Liberty Township Board of Trustees.