Lyons & Lyons Adds Attorney

West Chester law firm Lyons & Lyons Law recently announced the addition of a new attorney to their firm: Kathleen W. Adams. Kathleen provides personalized legal guidance for individuals and families in transition and handles all aspects of domestic relations and elder law, including pre-marital agreements, divorce, adoption, child custody/support proceedings, paternity actions, grandparent’s rights, retirement, wills, estate planning and probate. Kathleen is licensed to practice law in both Ohio and Florida, and part of her practice involves advising clients who are transitioning into retirement that spans both of those states.

Kathleen graduated Summa Cum Laude and With Honors from Florida State University in 1990. She then attended Florida State University College of Law, graduating With Honors in Spring 1993. While in law school, she interned with Justice Ben F. Overton at the Florida Supreme Court. Kathleen was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1994, and was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio in 2015. After practicing law in Southwest Florida for 20 years, Kathleen relocated to the Cincinnati area in September 2017.

EDGE Celebrates 10 Years and Adds Location

EDGE Teen Center recently celebrated its tenth anniversary and also announced that it will soon have a satellite location in West Chester (in addition to their current location in Liberty Township). EDGE@Cornerstone will open in August 2019 to serve 9th-12th graders. EDGE will operate its newest after-school, teen-focused program in a space donated by Cornerstone Church, located within minutes of Lakota West Freshman Campus, and transportation will be offered from that campus. The wing of the church that’s being used for EDGE is already built with all the fun factors needed for an effective teen center, including gaming tables, a café and music/AV systems. It also has plenty of private small group space that will be used for the daily programming that is part of the EDGE model.

EDGE serves high school students and is 100% tailored to the unique needs of teens, with programs focused on healthy living, academic success, life skills and community service. Congratulations to EDGE on a successful 10 years!

Chamber Now Accepting Leadership 21 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 sessions allow participants to explore local issues facing our region and gain a grasp of the interdependence of each sector, as well as the mutual understanding and cooperation needed among them for our community to grow and thrive. This awareness helps the class to design and implement a community project. From June through September, Leadership 21 participants will complete their project and present it at the September graduation. The

Lindner Center to Host Community Education Day

Make Waves is a half-day workshop about mental illness and addiction. Lindner Center of HOPE invites you to attend this community education day on Sunday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Manor House (7440 Mason-Montgomery Road). Attendees will gain enhanced awareness about the facts of mental illness and addiction. Knowledge helps break down stigma and encourage individuals and families to seek life-changing help.

Keynote speaker Kevin Hines is an award-winning global speaker, bestselling author, filmmaker and suicide prevention and mental health advocate. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Kevin attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of only 34 (less than 1%) to survive the fall, and he is the only Golden Gate Bridge jump survivor who is actively spreading the message of living mentally healthy internationally. Learn from Kevin and more on May 5. Reservations are limited and tickets to the event are $10 per person, which includes buffet and admission to all sessions. Register today.

Animal Hospital of West Chester Breaks Ground for Expansion

Animal Hospital of West Chester recently broke ground for their future 7,500 square foot building that is expected to be completed in late fall 2019. The new building will be on the same property as their existing location, but will provide over three times the amount of space to include five exam rooms, separate dog and cat ICU treatment rooms, and the latest veterinary equipment and services. Grooming and boarding will have a separate entrance. The practice will remain open during construction while the new building is completed.

Mason’s ORCA Market Now Open

The ORCA Market is a family-friendly, open-air street fair where people can immerse themselves in the Mason community. The event will include live music, local produce and meat, kids’ activities and a variety of vendors from across Mason and neighboring communities. From May to August, the ORCA Market will be open on the first and third Wednesdays from 3-7 p.m. Located outside of the ORCA Center coworking space (408 4th Avenue, Mason), parking is available at Grace Chapel or on the street.