June 2018 Around Town 2

Thank You to Photo Location Partners

Behind every great photo shoot is a great location. The May women’s issue of West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle was shot at the Holiday Inn Centre Park and Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse in Union Centre. We greatly appreciate their efforts in making the photo shoot a success. JohnnysItalianSteakhouse.com

The men who are gracing the pages of this June issue were photographed inside The Foundry at Liberty Center. We thank Liberty Center for being the backdrop of this issue. Liberty-Center.com

Leadership 21 Now Accepting Applications

Interested in becoming more involved in our community? Leadership 21 is a West Chester – Liberty Chamber Alliance program designed to improve the quantity, quality and effectiveness of our local leadership. Area leaders are selected to participate in this program where they will study various aspects of our region.


Monthly leadership sessions allow participants to explore local issues such as education, history, government, criminal justice, economic development and more. An entire day is spent on each topic and includes visits to key locations such as the county jail, local police department, schools, food pantries, hospitals and other businesses to give a clear picture of the community in which we live and do business. Each Leadership 21 class also designs and implements a community project. Apply online by June 25. Applicants do not need to be a member of the Chamber Alliance. TheChamberAlliance.com

Transforming Olde West Chester

A $7.2 million transformation on Cincinnati-Dayton Road, along the Township’s oldest business corridor, gains momentum as construction season begins. The Butler County Engineer’s Office is partnering with West Chester Township to make road improvements, add sidewalks and decorative street lighting, and develop a pocket park in Olde West Chester. Cincinnati-Dayton Road will be widened to four lanes and the bridge near Station Road will be replaced.


Realignment of the Station Road intersection required the demolition of a vacant property and provides opportunity for a small, pedestrian-style park with landscape and hardscape features. Access will be maintained to all businesses while work is under way. Please be patient during construction and continue to support Olde West Chester businesses. WestChesterOH.org

New Aesthetician at PureMD

Lannette Pennington recently joined the team at PureMD as Managing Aesthetician. She comes to PureMD with more than seven years of experience and an Esthetics Diploma from International Academy. She has extensive experience in customized skincare, combining advanced treatment protocols with medically designed cosmeceuticals to correct and transform the skin. Along with the team at PureMD, Pennington believes all skin is unique and that treatments should be tailored to each individual’s needs, helping clients achieve the results they desire to look and feel good. PureMDMedspa.com

Major Accomplishments for Lakota Students

Three Lakota journalism students recently won recognition for their writing. Two seniors from Lakota East, Julianne Ford and Sidney Li, who serve as co-chief editors of East’s news magazine, the Spark, brought home numerous journalism awards from the Ohio Scholastic Media Association’s (OSMA) annual convention. Ford was named the 2018 Ohio Journalism Education Association Journalist of the Year; she is now in the running for the national title. Li was named OSMA State Runner Up for Journalist of the Year. Additionally, Lauren Peterson, a sophomore at Lakota West, will travel to Washington D.C. to represent West Chester as a national youth correspondent at the 2018 Washington Journalism and Media Conference. Peterson will participate in hands-on, experimental learning during the 5-day conference.


The two high schools recently announced their top performing students in the 2018 graduation class. Lakota West named Anna Szolwinksi as valedictorian and Ashley Willicut as salutatorian, while Lakota East named Weston Eric Lindner as valedictorian and Alexa Nicole Bencic as salutatorian. Congratulations to all these Lakota students for their accomplishments! LakotaOnline.com

Liberty Township Parks Add Interactive Activities

Experience the beauty of the Liberty Township parks system as a family this summer with the Parks Passport for Kids. Simply download and print a passport book from the Township’s website, and kids who complete the passport activity at all 11 Liberty Township parks will earn a free ice cream coupon.


Did you know that you are now able to explore Liberty Township parks through the eyes of the Google Trekker? In July 2017, Liberty Township had the opportunity to borrow the Google Trekker device (a 50-Ib. backpack unit) from Great Parks of Hamilton County to capture 360-degree views of the Township’s trail system. Liberty Township had access to the device for a three-day period; therefore, not all trails within all of the Township parks were able to be captured. However, in that three-day period, over 10 miles of township trails were captured and are now available for viewing on Google Maps. You are also encouraged to visit Liberty Township parks in person to explore the trails and all they have to offer. Happy trekking! Liberty-Township.com

New Model Home Opens in Carriage Hill

Visit the beautiful new Model Home by Arthur Rutenberg Homes at 5293 Carriage House Boulevard in the Carriage Hill neighborhood of Liberty Township. Experience the craftsmanship, industry-leading home designs and attention to detail. For more information, please call 513.486.5628. CarriageHillLiving.com

Park at Liberty Center for Charity

Throughout May and June, Bold + Brave Kid’s Foundation is the charity honoree of the Liberty Center Foundation’s Change for Charities program, where a portion of parking meter proceeds at Liberty Center benefit local nonprofits. Bold + Brave Kid’s Foundation is an organization funded by private donations and supported entirely by volunteers, supporting the mission of providing a comfortable home away from home for families who bring their children for cancer treatment at the Cincinnati Children’s Proton Therapy Center. At Liberty Center, there are 204 parking meters which contribute to Bold + Brave Kid’s Foundation. Liberty-Center.com/liberty-center-foundation

Lifestyle’s Business Directory Now Online

As West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle continues to grow, we continue to evolve each issue. To maximize the print space to share community stories, we moved our business directory online-only last month. We recognize that the publication wouldn’t be possible without the support from local businesses, so we encourage you to look for contact details in the ads and on our website if a particular business inside piques your interest. Thank you to everyone who supports this magazine and helps deliver it to your doorstep each month. WestChesterandLibertyLifestyle.com