Register Your Business As Exhibitor at Lakota Summer Fun Fair

Lakota will be holding its seventh annual Summer Fun Fair in March. The fair is a great way for parents to learn about the many local businesses and nonprofit organizations who provide summer programming for students in grades K-12. Vendors range from summer camps, learning centers and childcare facilities to athletic leagues, art programs and local parks and recreation. They will be available all at one time and in one location to share information and answer questions about their summer offerings. 

To register your organization as an exhibitor at the fair, please contact Cindy Zahneis at cindy.zahneis@lakotaonline.com or at 513.644.1203. Any for-profit or nonprofit organization offering summer activities for youth is welcome to participate. Activities and services can be educational or recreational and should pertain to students in grades K-12. The Lakota Summer Fun Fair will be held on two dates: March 4 and March 6 from 6-8 p.m. LakotaOnline.com

Power of the Purse Presents $10,000 Check

Members of the Power of the Purse Fund gathered for their annual gala in December and presented a check for $10,000 to their 2018 Grant Winner: Parachute of Butler County. Guests enjoyed a concert performance by the Lakota West Choir and were encouraged to bring a new or gently used purse to donate to Dress for Success. Operating under the West Chester-Liberty Community Foundation, Power of the Purse is a women’s giving circle dedicated to strengthening community by providing grants to nonprofit organizations serving women and girls. WCLfoundation.org

Laundry Reimagined Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Locally owned Laundry Reimagined recently celebrated their ribbon cutting ceremony as one of the newest members of the West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance. Laundry Reimagined is a laundry service designed for people who value their time and want to spend less of it sorting, washing, drying, folding and ironing laundry. Owner John Eckstein of West Chester launched the new service after spending 22 years in commercial laundry at Cintas Corporation. The home laundry service picks up soiled laundry from your home and will deliver it back to you clean and fresh in two business days. Go online to learn more. LaundryReimagined.com

West Chester Named Top Place to Live in Ohio

West Chester has been ranked number one in the state of Ohio. Money Magazine recently released a new list naming the “Best Places to Live in Every State” and West Chester topped the list for Ohio. Money Magazine calls West Chester “a quintessential family community—and an affordable one.” West Chester has ranked in the magazine’s top 100 communities across the country seven times, including the 38th spot in 2018.

The magazine, a publication of Time, Inc., narrows the field of eligible communities based on independent data collection and then gathers more subjective information from a visit to the community and interviews with residents. West Chester was the only Ohio community to make the national list in 2018. “Money Magazine highlights the demographics that make West Chester such a wonderful place to live, but those who live here know the story runs even deeper,” said Larry D. Burks, Township Administrator. “More than 60,000 residents and 3,500 businesses give West Chester a unique point of view as a vibrant community with great heart.” WestChesterOH.org

Local Realtor Wins Circle of Excellence

At Sibcy Cline in West Chester, Tiffany Allen-Zeuch, Executive Sales Vice President, has won the Circle of Excellence award for 2018 from the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors. This is the eleventh time that Allen-Zeuch has achieved this prestigious award. To contact her about your real estate needs, go online. TAZhomes.com

Cinderella’s Closet Ready for Volunteers and Donations

The annual Cinderella’s Closet is scheduled for March 8-9, where local high school girls have the opportunity to shop for prom dresses, shoes and accessories before the beloved dance. Many of the “princesses” who shop at Cinderella’s Closet are from Lakota East and West. In order to make the event happen, the program relies on donations and volunteers from the community. Volunteers are needed for set up on March 7 and to help run the event on March 8-9. If you are interested in volunteering, email Sara Mosteller for more details (cinderellasclosetcincy@gmail.com). Additionally, Cinderella’s Closet welcomes new or gently used costume jewelry and formal shoes (both heels and flats). They are always accepting dress donations as well. Please contact Mosteller or go online to learn more. Don’t miss this unique volunteer opportunity that impacts hundreds of local women each year! Facebook.com/CinderellasClosetCincy

February is Pet Dental Health Month

The key to your pet’s long and healthy life is a healthy body and immune system. A healthy mouth leads to a long, happy life. It is far greater to prevent oral disease than to ‘treat’ oral disease, such as pain, infection and tooth loss (less costly as well). A thorough yearly oral exam will help keep you informed of your pet’s dental health. Visit Animal Hospital of West Chester for special dental offers during the month of February. AnimalHospitalofWC.com