And the Winner is…

This month we are excited to bring you the much-anticipated results of our first West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle Readers’ Choice Awards.

Celebrity Waiter Dinner

Guests enjoyed a night of great fun and philanthropy during the sixth annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner on Thursday, October 5. Local celebrities served guests a delicious meal at the Savannah Center while benefiting Reach Out Lakota.

Sing Out Against Poverty Music Festival

About 500 people of all ages came out to the second annual “Sing Out Against Poverty” Music Festival presented by Faith Alliance on Saturday, September 30 at The Square at Union Centre. Guests enjoyed Christian music from four local bands, family activities, ice cream from The Cone and more!

December 2017 Around Town

Shooters Sports Grill in Liberty Township opened in October, and is the second of its kind in the Greater Cincinnati market. Located in front of the Carriage Hill neighborhood, Shooters Sports Grill offers a beautiful outdoor lakeside setting for casual family dining and an energetic sports atmosphere complemented by their famous dry-rubbed wings and many delicious dishes for the entire…

How to Make a Ribbon Wreath

This is a great way to repurpose ribbons from past Christmases, making an elegant decoration for your holiday celebration. Coordinate colors with your Christmas theme or with your home’s interior design to create a festive and stylish seasonal design. Have fun and be creative!

West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle Readers’ Choice Winners

 4877 Smith Road, West Chester  322 Reading Road, Mason  513.860.3206

West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle Readers’ Choice Winners

 8310 Princeton Glendale Road, West Chester  513.777.2222

Donate In December

Share a little extra joy this season by donating to one of the many local non-profits in the Tri-state area. Here are six opportunities at the beginning of December.

Tasty Treats From Troy

Troy and Tonia Meyers started doing catering out of their home in 2007. Quickly the catering orders outgrew their little kitchen, and they found a location right down the street from their West Chester home that would allow them to not only cater, but also open a restaurant to the public. In the spring of 2009, Troy’s Café was born…

Cincinnati Transformation Grand Opening

Cincinnati Transformation Weight Loss & Body Balancing in West Chester is a weight loss program that offers patients the availability to lose weight quickly and easily without excessive dieting and exercise. The team recently celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting at their new West Chester office.

VOA Museum of Broadcasting Fundraiser

Journalist, anchorman and TV personality Nick Clooney was the master of ceremonies Saturday, September 23 at the National Voice of America’s “Celebrate the VOA Under the Stars” fundraising gala. All proceeds from the gala went toward making the first floor of the museum accessible to visitors of all physical capabilities.

The Spicy Olive Celebrates 5 Years

The Spicy Olive celebrated two big milestones last month. Champagne was popped to honor their 5-year anniversary of bringing the finest quality olive oils, balsamic vinegars and other unique food items to our region. They also celebrated the grand opening of The Wine Cellar at The Spicy Olive. Congratulations!

With Heartfelt Gratitude.

There is so much to be thankful for this time of year! November marks the two-year anniversary of the launch of West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle. We are incredibly thankful to be celebrating another year of connecting our community through the stories and events we feature each month. Thank you, our faithful readers, for your wonderful feedback and support!

The Key Event

Guests enjoyed a fantastic culinary meal prepared by premier chefs at the Key Event on September 9. The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty's premier annual fundraising event supports the Community Grants Fund and ongoing operations of the Foundation by raising more than $130,000 annually. Photography by Casey Burns-Csfolio Photography.

November 2017 Around Town

The 17th class of Leadership 21 began in September, with 30 local leaders prepared to learn and service our community for 2017/2018. Leadership 21 is a West Chester ■ Liberty Chamber Alliance program designed to improve the quantity, quality and effectiveness of leadership along the I-75 Growth Corridor and within the communities of West Chester and Liberty Townships.

A Bridge To Prosperity

Each day 50,000 cars pass through the Union Centre interchange on I-75. Drivers fly past the large blue and yellow IKEA building and giant net surrounding Topgolf. They can see tall hotels and smell nearby restaurants during the dinner hour as they pass under the elegant “UC” emblems on the overpass gates. For many in our area, this drive is…

Home Cooked Holidays

If you haven’t been to The Coach House in Hamilton, wait no longer. Recently named one of the Top 10 Diners’ Choice Winners on Open Table, The Coach House’s acclaimed Executive Chef Jared Whalen utilizes seasonal, locally-sourced fair and contemporary flavors to appeal to a variety of palates. Reserve your seat at The Coach House and then test your skills…

Running With Pride

People run for many reasons. For some it’s to train for races; others want to get in shape; some runners say the trail is like their second home; and others run to relieve stress. For members of Team Red, White, and Blue, regardless of what inspires someone to begin running, all agree that the camaraderie felt along tracks, streets and…

Students Spreading Love

When students walk through the doors of Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School (MTCES) in Liberty Township, they can feel the atmosphere of friendship, growth and teaching beyond what the books cover. Highlighting a commitment to community service, MTCES continues to impress upon its students the importance of giving back to the community, just as Mother Teresa did.

A Day To Remember

I’m sad to admit that Veterans Day has often come and gone as another day on my calendar. Although I send my veteran father a ‘thank you’ text when I think of it, my Veterans Day does not usually focus on remembering the immense sacrifices that service people throughout our country make on a daily basis.

Organic All American Apple Pie

Place flour in a food processor with cutting metal blade, add butter and shortening, slowly pulse your processor to cut up butter and shortening. Add two tablespoon of water at a time and pulse a few more times. After four tablespoons of water, check to see if the flour holds together. The dough should look crumbly if it does not…

A Beautiful Thanksgiving

During the holidays, the only thing we want more than to enjoy a good meal with our loved ones is to gather around a beautiful table.

On A Course For Success

Big changes are no surprise at the Liberty Township Fire Department (LTFD). Since Paul Stumpf’s start as a firefighter there in 1972, he's seen it all change: locations, technology, stations, alert systems, gear, training and education. In September, Chief Stumpf made the biggest shift yet. After 45 years of public service, he hung up his helmet to begin his retirement.

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.