This month we bring you the first ever dual issue of West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle. February is our annual Arts issue, but it’s also time to reveal our Readers’ Choice winners. So, this month we have a packed, double issue for our readers.

I’ve always loved the arts, and I’m excited to see that enthusiasm carrying over to the next generation of my family. I often joke that I’m a publisher by day and a chauffeur by night, driving my children to their wide array of activities. My boys both study hard in school and play sports, but we also place a huge emphasis on the arts in our household. So, my weekly stops involve taking my kids to lessons for piano, drums and guitar, and rehearsals for musicals, showcases, and our church’s youth band. I love the buzz of energy that the arts bring to our home. This month we’ve featured people and opportunities in and around town to inspire you and your family to explore our local arts scene.

The wait is over: the 2018 Readers’ Choice winners have been crowned. Nearly 3,000 votes were cast online this fall and we reveal your favorites this month. We took open nominations in September, then final round voting occurred through the month of November. The winning businesses represented here were chosen by you, our readers. If you missed your chance to vote, be sure to visit our website next September and October to make your opinions known.

We won’t make you wait any longer. Turn the page to enjoy a double dose of what makes our community special with our first combined Arts and Readers’ Choice issue.

Michelle Moody, Publisher

 

ON THE COVER:

West Chester teen Emma Krusling dances professionally for the Cincinnati Ballet. Photo by Len Kaltman-West Chester Corporate Photography.