And the Winner is...

This month we are excited to bring you the much-anticipated results of our first West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle Readers’ Choice Awards.

So, how do you narrow down so many wonderful local businesses to what our readers consider “the best of the best”? The process began in August when we asked readers to nominate their favorite businesses across 40 categories. The top five nominations in each category then moved on to the voting round of the competition. The voting website was announced in September’s Fall Fashion issue, when nearly 4,000 readers voted to select their favorites in everything ranging from restaurants to doctors to mechanics.

During our second anniversary celebration in November, we announced the winners of the Readers’ Choice Awards. Now, inside this special issue, we’re excited to share the results with our faithful readers. Thank you to all who participated in the nomination and voting rounds! Your involvement enabled these awards to truly represent the opinions of our readers.

Don’t worry if you missed the chance to vote this year. Due to the overwhelming response, we’ll be bringing the awards back on an annual basis, and we’ll even be adding some new categories next year. Look for the nomination round to take place in the fall of 2018.

Our winner for Best Casual Dining, Troy’s Café, is helping us get ready for the holidays by sharing some delicious recipes perfect for entertaining this season. Inside we also have a step-by-step guide for how to reuse your ribbons (the ones that get crumbled in a box year after year!) to create a beautiful and unique wreath.

This time of year is perfect for celebrating with family and friends, but there are many local families and children who are struggling financially. Inside we provide a guide for local ways to give back this holiday season to help bring some Christmas joy to those in need.

As another year winds down, the team at West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle would like to wish you and your family Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We hope you all enjoy time reconnecting with loved ones and enjoying a peaceful holiday season.

Happy Holidays!

Michelle Moody, Publisher