West Chester Gets New Logo and Brand

West Chester Township rolled out a new logo and brand in August which speaks to the community’s many strengths and amenities that afford residents and businesses valuable opportunities and a high quality of life. The investment is part of a larger effort to enhance communication and refresh the look and feel of the brand to better represent West Chester. 

Spearheaded by township leadership in collaboration with Guide Studio, the brand was developed based on input from a broad cross-section of the community, including residents, business leaders and representatives from West Chester organizations and agencies. The logo is a modern take on the clock tower on The Square @ Union Centre as a symbol of gathering, welcoming and community, balanced by the sprouting flower. The green suggests a healthy and thriving community, born of a rich history. WestChesterOH.org

New Undergarment Donations Needed

During our Fashion month, we can’t forget the fundamentals of every outfit; through Reach Out Lakota (ROL), we can help others dress for success. ROL is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to give a helping hand up to those living in West Chester/Liberty Township by putting help and hope into the hands of our community. This time of year, they need donations of new underwear and new socks for men, women and children. ROL also offers a food pantry and accepts clothing donations all year long.  ReachOutLakota.org

New Stretch and Recover Center

Kim Nartker, owner of Stretch Physical Therapy & Total Wellness, launched a new program in West Chester called Stretch and Recover in July.  Kim saw a need for wellness services that focused on recovery from chronic pain, as well as for performance athletes that needed to recover from intense workouts and training, so that they can return to train hard without the risk of injury.  Kim opened Stretch and Recover inside of her West Chester location.

This membership-based center is ideal for runners, golfers, cyclists, CrossFit, competitive dancers, frequent travelers and extreme sports enthusiasts. Stretch and Recover focuses on techniques and state of the art modalities that help with muscle recovery so that athletes can perform at their best without the worry of injury. To learn more and schedule a demo, visit StretchAndRecover.com.

Scout Sign-Ups in September

Cub Scout sign-ups for the new school year begin this month. Cub Scouts provides adventure, learning and fun family adventures while reinforcing the values you teach your kids. From science and robotics to archery, scouts will enjoy unique family experiences. Kids in grades K-5 can join their local Cub Scout pack where they’ll make friends and learn true life-skills. Look for a Peachjar flyer or visit GoCubScouts.com/join to find a Cub Scout signup near you.

VOA Museum Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Bethany Station

This year, the National Voice of America Museum in West Chester commemorates 75 years of the Bethany Station. The VOA museum will host “Celebrating 75 Years of VOA Bethany Station” from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 21 at the museum at 8070 Tylersville Road in West Chester. The evening will include dinner-by-the-bite, cocktails, wine and Cincinnati Liars Lager beer, along with museum tours and a friendly table-to-table Trivial Pursuit game, all backgrounded by the relaxed tempo of cool jazz. An auction and silent auctions will be held to raise funds to make the museum accessible for people of all abilities. “We’re so proud of the VOA Bethany Station’s role in transmitting truthful news to people living in oppressed countries that lacked a free press,” said Jack Dominic, VOA museum director. “VOA news gave hope to generations of listeners. Knowing and understanding the story of the VOA-Bethany Station and supporting the museum today can inspire all of us to work toward a more just, civil and ethical world embracing the rule of law.” VOAMuseum.org

Local Cheer Squads Give Back

As a way to give back to their community, the Lakota Tomahawks Usrey Cheer Team & the Lakota Plains Junior High Cheerleaders donated household items to their local Liberty Township Fire Department. Chief Jim Watkins conducted a tour of the firehouse for them. The young people who received the tour and donated the items learned the important lesson that it is more important to give than to receive.