Food and Spirits.

I love a great meal. There’s something about that first bite that tastes beautiful, smells delicious and leaves you longing for many more. I love visiting a restaurant with my husband, enjoying the atmosphere and selecting something fabulous to savor from a wide array of menu options. It means I don’t have to cook or clean and can simply enjoy…

Power Of The Purse

The Power of the Purse (POP) Fund, operating under the West Chester-Liberty Community Foundation, is a women's giving circle dedicated to strengthening the community by providing grants to non-profit organizations serving women and girls. Members recently gathered for a luau-themed fundraiser to select a winner for a $10,000 grant.

New Designer Boutique Grand Opening

Designer Items and More recently celebrated its grand opening at a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the West Chester • Liberty 
Chamber Alliance. Owner and fashionista Felisa Insignares chose to expand her online business to a boutique in Olde West Chester. 
Women can shop high-end clothing and accessories by making an appointment.

It’s Party Time

The first invitation to your next party should be extended to Sara Pattison, owner of Cincinnati-based The Perfect Party Planner. With a passion for parties, Pattison has long been known as the go-to girl among her friends and colleagues when it is time to celebrate. Now marking one year of her successful party planning operation, Pattison delights in the business…

Caring For Community

There is power in unity. Appropriately enough, you cannot spell the word “community” without “unity.” The Caring Community Collaborative (C3), recognizes this and strives to unite community members to focus on addressing needs throughout West Chester and Liberty Township.

Gift Gathering For The Key Event

Two local families opened their homes to host community parties to gather donations used for raffle items at the Key Event benefiting 
the West Chester-Liberty Community Foundation. Judge Rob and Bea Lyons hosted a 'Sports of All Sorts' gift-gathering party while 
Becky Wilber hosted a 'Stock the Bar' party.

Chamber Golf Classic

Community members and business leaders recently took a swing at the 2017 West Chester • Liberty Chamber Alliance Golf Classic. Hosted at the Wetherington Golf & Country Club, the annual event serves as one of the Chamber's major fundraisers. This year's Classic benefited Focus On Youth.

October 2017 Around Town

Reach Out Lakota recently celebrated a new clothing department expansion with a ribbon cutting ceremony in August. Staff, volunteers, donors and local leaders all convened at Reach Out Lakota for the official expansion dedication, funded in part by the West Chester/Liberty Community Foundation in 2014. The expansion was completed in late 2016 and has given the clothing department much needed…

In The Cellar Of…

Liberty Township's Kate Eberlein Shares Her Favorite Foods And Wine

Elegance With A Capital E

When you enter the Capital Grille, everything is balanced: burgundy tones on the chairs and booths are counterpointed with dark wood walls. Beautiful portraits of local Cincinnati leaders mingle with classic hunting scenes below low golden lamps. Clean white tablecloths lay across every table and a soft, yet upbeat hum of jazz music can be heard from every corner. You…

Cocktail Concoctions

With crisp fall weather comes an opportunity to sit by the fire with family, enjoy a meal on the patio with friends or watch a football game with a cold one. Wherever your fall activities lead you, these cocktails from around town are sure to add a delicious splash to any meal or gathering.

A Pinch of This, a Splash of That

Using wine in cooking intensifies flavor and adds another level of uniqueness to your recipe. It gives a dish that extra something special to turn great-grandma's pasta sauce recipe into your own (and make your sister-in-law jealous). So grab that secret ingredient from the wine cellar and head to the kitchen.

Fashion To Fall For.

We are incredibly excited to bring you the first all-fashion issue of West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle. Our team has never worked harder on an issue, but we’ve also never had this much fun. We started by looking for local models—real women living right here in our community. Two ladies featured in our May issue blew us away at their…

West Chester/Liberty Chamber Alliance Everest Award

The West Chester • Liberty Chamber Alliance hosted the sixth annual Everest Award, which honors leaders and legends who have caused, through their actions, a significant, positive impact on business, the community and quality of life along the I-75 Growth Corridor. Honorees included John Boehner, Jenell Ross and Jill Wilson.

Crazy Cardboard Regatta

In one of the region's most unique races, teams feature handcrafted boats made entirely out of cardboard. At the eighth annual Crazy Cardboard Regatta at Voice of America Park, teams competed for speed, originality and buoyancy.

Linkinnati Golf Outing

The eighth annual Linkinnati Golf tournament raised $15,650 to support EDGE Teen Center. Linkinnati is a networking group with chapters in West Chester and throughout Cincinnati. EDGE Teen Center serves nearly 700 Lakota students each year, giving them a place to build community with one another.

September 2017 Around Town

The nominations are in and the inaugural West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle Readers’ Choice Awards season is in full swing. We want to know your favorites! Go online to vote for your favorite local businesses in more than 40 categories from September 1-30. Winners will be announced in the December issue later this year.

Couture, Culture and Class

Step inside and you’ll feel like you’re in an Audrey Hepburn movie. Luxurious coats and dresses hang in front of you, vintage jewelry rests lightly on tall white shelves, one-of-a-kind handbags dangle in the corner, splashes of pink flow throughout, and fashionable artwork and quotes adorn the walls. Some of them from Ms. Hepburn herself.

8 Looks Of Fall

Art On Symmes: Simpli top, Simpli pants, Hardwear by Renee purple flapper bag, Patricia Locke earrings, necklace and bracelet

Beyond The Suit

A successful job interview requires more than a power suit. Dress for Success Cincinnati not only dresses women for interviews, but also addresses the obstacles that keep disadvantaged women from taking their turn on the workforce runway. With programs that empower women to succeed in business and break cycles of poverty, the Dress for Success Cincinnati runway is more like…

From The Closet Of Liberty Center’s Tracey Schneider

To work at a place like Liberty Center is to be surrounded by retailers with the latest fashion trends. Liberty Center’s Director of Guest Experience and Communication, Tracey Schneider, gives us a sneak peek into her closet, sharing some of her favorite outfits and accessories. Whether she's heading to a business meeting or happy hour, these favorite items help her…

Fall Into The Perfect Coat

Designer Items and More: Dolce & Gabbana red coat Hair & Make-up: Jenna Leach at Pure Concept Salon + Spa

Behind The Scenes

Melissa Askren is a mom of three kids—two boys and a girl. Currently a West Chester resident, Melissa and her husband are getting ready to move their family to a beautiful farm in Butler County. She likes on-trend pieces during the day as an account executive for Buckeye Corrugated and prefers casual trends for home life.

Let Us Entertain You.

I have a deep-rooted love for the arts, which is why our annual Arts & Entertainment edition of West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle is my favorite issue of the year. This month we celebrate many of the wonderful artists and entertainment opportunities in and around our community.

Home Expo at Carriage Hill

West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle hosted its first Home Expo at Carriage Hill on June 10, giving guests the opportunity to tour model homes, learn about many local home services and win prizes. Thank you to all who participated in the event, which raised funds for Edge Teen Center.

Leadership Through Philanthropy

The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty hosted the inaugural Leadership Through Philanthropy on June 8 at the Holiday Inn Centre Park in West Chester, highlighting the impact philanthropy has on our community. Heather Abbott, survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon attack, was the evening’s keynote speaker. Photography by CS Folio.

Pure MD Ribbon Cutting

Dr. Suresh Gupta, MD and his team of medical professionals celebrated the opening of their newest PureMD MedSpa location at Liberty Center with this ribbon-cutting. PureMD offers aesthetic services from complete facelifts to liposuction and fat transfer, all from their Liberty Center location in the Foundry Building, Suite 212.

Reach Out Lakota Corporate Food Fight

Twenty-one businesses from West Chester, Liberty Township, Fairfield, Hamilton and Mason contributed to Reach Out Lakota’s second annual Corporate Food Fight in June. The companies raised 8,400 lbs. of food and donated $2,515. The event was sponsored by local organizations, including West Chester Hospital and West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle.

August 2017 Around Town

Lakota West Junior Trey Small recently received a Gold Medal award and recognition at the Scholastic Art & Writing Award National Ceremony held at Carnegie Hall in New York City in June. For more than 90 years, the Scholastic Art and Writing awards have recognized the exceptional vision of our nation’s youth in the visual and literary arts. The award…

A Super School Year Ahead

Meet Lakota's new superintendent: Matt Miller. A Cincinnati native who graduated from St. Xavier High School and the University of Cincinnati, Miller offers a well-developed line of experience. He served five years as a teacher in Oak Hills Local School District before moving to central Ohio and spending 13 years with Celina City Schools—five years as principal, one year as…

Big Dreams On The Big Stage

It has been seven years since David Baur left West Chester for New York City to pursue a career in theater. Since then, the Lakota East graduate has gone on to perform in some of the most well-known shows and musicals to ever grace the stage, including Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, and countless others. However, there’s…

From Broadway To Cincinnati

In New York City’s theater district, the marquis are aglow with displays of the current Broadway shows. One can find the hot new musical just down the block from tried and true favorites. But you don’t have to travel to The Big Apple to see a Broadway show. The Fifth Third Broadway in Cincinnati series, presented by TriHealth, brings some…

Uniting Through Music And Faith

Stroll through any number of parks or shopping districts in West Chester and Liberty Township during the warmer months and you’re guaranteed to find concerts, bands, stages and fun. Our community certainly loves outdoor entertainment. However, there’s one concert near the end of the season that’s a bit different from the rest: Sing Out Against Poverty.

West Chester Academy

Since opening West Chester Academy (WCA) 10 years ago, Patsy and Paul Rabinowitz have grown to a team of more than 50 musicians, dancers, actors, gymnasts and support staff whose primary focus is to give back to the next generation of musicians and artists. West Chester Academy specializes in beginners of all ages and offers training through pre-professional levels. We…

An Eye For Art

At its very core, art is defined as the expression of creativity and imagination. It’s the creation of works that are to be appreciated for both their beauty and emotional impact. We typically think of art as a picture or a sculpture, but it can be argued that, by definition, people can also become the artwork. Sherry Armstead, at her…

Red Carpet Couple

The Brent Maez story reads like the lyrics to a classic country song. The catchy tunes on their 2015 extended play (EP) record, Brent Maez, chronicle the fun, love and musical dreams coming true for Brent and Erica Maez, married singer-songwriters of Mason.

Swing On In

“I miss my players. I loved making sure they were all better people when they left, but the flip side is now I’m spending time with and teaching my own kids,” Joe reflects. In January 2017, Joe and Lauren opened Swing 365 near Union Centre, offering the first indoor golf simulator in Cincinnati and tying for the largest in the…

Gas up and go.

We were exactly 25 hours into summer vacation when my 9-year-old first uttered the words, “Mom, there’s nothing to do.” If you’ve also heard these words or felt them yourself, we have some great ideas for you inside this issue of West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle. This month we have a potpourri of stories about people and places in and…

Chamber Business Expo

Local business leaders attended the West Chester & Liberty Chamber Alliance Regional Business Expo on Tuesday, May 9. The attendees gathered for networking, vendor booths and a luncheon featuring keynote speaker Luke Fickell, Head Coach of the University of Cincinnati Bearcats.

First Annual Catwalk for a Cause

The first annual Catwalk for a Cause hosted by Liberty Center benefited the Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty. 
Guests enjoyed a spectacular fashion show full of the latest styles for men, women and children, modeled by local celebrities, 
including players from FC Cincinnati.

Lyons & Lyons Cinco de Mayo Party

May 5 was the eighteenth annual Cinco de Mayo Party hosted by Judge Rob Lyons of Lyons & Lyons, and his family at their West Chester home. Guests included Congressman Warren Davidson. The fiesta provided a fun atmosphere for all.

Lakota’s Parade of Graduates

Shortly before graduation day, graduating high school seniors, dressed in their caps and gowns, paraded past cheering elementary-aged students who lined the halls of their school. During the parade, seniors received congratulatory letters of advice and encouragement written by elementary students. Congratulations to all graduates!

July 2017 Around Town

Two of Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School’s (MTCES) Stock Market Game teams won first and second place among all middle school teams in the state of Ohio. First place team Bubble Guppy advanced to the Portfolio Challenge at the University of Cincinnati where they won and received an all-expense paid trip to New York City.

Home Run Season

Last month, Lakota West Varsity Baseball made its first state semifinal appearance since 2008, reaching a milestone for the school and a dream for many of its team members. Though the team lost to Massillon Jackson 5-1 on June 2, it was the end to a great season. The Firebirds set a new school record for stolen bases (94) this…

Taking the Reins

A cluster of young women leads horses from a barn to a field of green laced with wooden fences. They are decked out in riding gear: jackets, helmets and tall, black boots. It could be a scene from 19th century England, but it’s a modern-day weekend in Butler County. The young women of the Honey Tree Stables Interscholastic Equestrian Association…

Modern-Day Multigenerational Living

Sixty years ago it was not uncommon for kids to ride their bikes to their grandparents’ house. Children played outside, in creeks and along trails. Grandma and Grandpa were present for every milestone, weekly family dinners and nearly everything in between. Families stayed close to each other and multiple generations grew up together.

Understanding Community Needs

In November we reported that the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty was preparing to launch a first-ever Community Needs Assessment in conjunction with Ignite Philanthropy Advisors. Six months later, the Foundation has concluded the assessment and shares results.

Ask The Experts: The Urology Group

Both men’s and women’s health can be complicated, and two areas that we tend to be reluctant to talk about are the urinary tract and the reproductive system. For more than 20 years, the team at The Urology Group in Cincinnati has built a reputation as the region’s premier provider of urologic care and one of the leading specialty groups…

Summer Hot Spots

The sun is shining, pools are open and grills are smoking. Whether you are a fan of the sun or prefer the cooler air inside, West Chester and Liberty Township offer something special for everyone. We asked readers and our magazine partners to share some of their favorite activities and spots around town to enjoy while the sun’s shining bright…

Summer In The City

YOU don’t have to travel to New York, Las Vegas or Chicago just to find summer fun in a big city. While those cities offer a unique atmosphere, so does Cincinnati. Whether you’re looking for family fun, date night, or a night out with the girls, Cincinnati offers a plethora of events, experiences and sites. This summer, travel about 25…