Summer evokes fond memories of my childhood—sleepaway camps, our annual family vacation and neighborhood games of kickball and tag that lasted until long after the sun went down. Now I work to build new summertime memories with my children, which I hope they’ll look back on fondly when they’re adults.

In this issue of ​West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle, we share why summer is a season of opportunity and exploration, with many exciting things to see and do right here in Butler County. Inside, we show highlights of Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Crazy Cardboard Regatta at Voice of America MetroPark, chat with a few folks from American Ninja Warriors, and provide a sneak peek at the biggest festival in our town—the Union Centre Food Truck Rally.

As I write this, our long-time editor, Abbey Bradley, is expecting her first child to arrive any day. We want to send a HUGE congratulations to Abbey and her family as they welcome their new addition. As Abbey scales back her workload to focus on her new baby, this month marks the first issue with our new editor, Laura Leavitt. Laura has been writing for West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle since 2016 and is a long-time, valued member of our editorial team. We want to thank Abbey for all her hard work in the role of editor and welcome Laura to this important position. Flip to page 46 to learn more about Laura.

With so much to see and do this summer, we only scratched the surface of what our region has to offer—but we hope this issue gets you off to a good start.

Happy exploring, we hope to see you around!

Michelle Moody, Publisher

ON THE COVER –

“Abracadabra” by Alexander Liberman at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum.

Photography by Gina Breyfogle