Al Fresco Dining

 Article Abbey Bradley | Photography Ali Wolfe Photography & Provided  Summer's here and the patios are open. Check out these eclectic outdoor spaces in and around West Chester and Liberty Township. Be sure to look online for happy hour specials and hours of operation at each location.  1. Grainworks Brewing Company

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

 Article Tera Michelson | Photography Provided  West Chester and Liberty Township are overflowing with good neighbors. A partnership of three compassionate organizations under one caring umbrella, Caring Like Angels & Heroes is designed to strengthen our community by offering help for our neighbors in need. Together, they honor those who often get overlooked: caregivers for the ill and aging; struggling individuals…

Sweet Summertime

Summer is in full swing, and Cincinnati is overflowing with outdoor activities to fill the long July days. This month’s issue of West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle is packed with ideas for how to get more enjoyment out of your summer. Over the past three years we’ve had a lot of amazing and memorable photo … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

Local Residents Set Records in Flying Pig In May’s issue we featured Lakota West senior Ali Hausfeld, who was preparing to break a Guinness World Record in Cincinnati’s Flying Pig Half Marathon by completing the fastest half marathon run in an emoji costume. Hausfeld’s record time of 1:59:15 will be verified by Guinness later this … Continued

Lyons & Lyons Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

May 5 was the nineteenth 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 and many other local and regional community leaders. The fiesta provided a fun atmosphere for all.

Chamber Alliance Business Expo

Local business leaders attended the West Chester & Liberty Chamber Alliance Regional Business Expo Tuesday, May 8. Attendees gathered for networking, vendor booths and a luncheon featuring keynote speaker Toney Kenney, CEO of Speedway. The luncheon was a “Taste of West Chester and Liberty Townships” and 42 local restaurants and caterers donated their signature dishes. … Continued

A Day At The Zoo

 Article Abbey Bradley | Photography Len Kaltman-West Chester Corporate Photography  Whether you are eight years old or 88 years old, there is truly something for everyone at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. And that’s not just a marketing slogan; we saw it firsthand as West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle was granted behind-the-scenes access to four of the coolest exhibits.…

Left Hander For Life

 Article Laura Leavitt | Photography Snappy George Photography  As you venture outdoors this summer, don't forget to look up and explore all that our region has to offer. Just down the road in Hamilton are many murals painted across buildings. The mural-painting non-profit StreetSpark has been brightening walls in Hamilton since 2016. They are responsible for memorializing Joe Nuxhall, a Southwest Ohio native, broadcaster…

Catwalk For A Cause

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Backyard Living

 Article Abbey Bradley | Photography Ali Wolfe Photography & Provided  1 The Ultimate Patio  A perfect outdoor oasis, this cozy family room lies just outside the back door. This Liberty Township residence features a covered patio with the works: a couch, fireplace, TV, mini-fridge and grill. The space offers this family of four a perfect area to kick back and relax.

Movers + Shakers

Article Abbey Bradley & Tera Michelson | Photography Len Kaltman-West Chester Corporate Photography

Back Stage With SNL’s Luke Null

 Article Katie Bray | Photography Provided  Luke Null has always been a funny guy.  

Friends In Finance

 Article Abbey Bradley | Photography Len Kaltman-West Chester Corporate Photography  Contact the Experts  Gage Hemmelgarn

Think Outside The Closet

 Article Mark Moody | Photography Provided    Father’s Day is a time to honor dads and thank them for a job well done. Looking through my closet I see an assortment of ties and t-shirts that my wife and kids have gifted me each Father’s Day over the past decade. While I greatly appreciate the gesture, I have all the…

Let’s Hear It For The Guys.

June is known for long summer nights, vacations, weddings, baseball . . . and of course, Father’s Day. In honor of this special holiday, we turn our attention to the men this month with an issue of West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle that’s all about guys. This month you’ll meet six upstanding local men, several … Continued

June 2018 Around Town

Thank You to Photo Location Partners Behind every great photo shoot is a great location. The May women’s issue of West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle was shot at the Holiday Inn Centre Park and Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse in Union Centre. We greatly appreciate their efforts in making the photo shoot a success. The men … Continued

Leadership Through Philanthropy

The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty hosted its second annual Leadership Through Philanthropy luncheon on Thursday, April 26 at the Cincinnati Marriott North. Keynote speaker Marvin Lewis, head coach for the Cincinnati Bengals, discussed the Marvin Lewis Community Foundation and importance of giving back to the community. Philanthropists and educators were recognized for their work. … Continued

West Chester Hospital Spring Gala

West Chester Hospital’s seventh annual Spring Gala was held Friday, April 20 at the Cincinnati Marriott North. The event brought together UC Health physicians and employees and community partners in support of West Chester Hospital’s maternity services unit and to support the community through C3: Caring, Community, Collaborative. The theme of the event was “Storybook.” … Continued

Movers & Shakers

Article Laura Leavitt & Tera Michelson | Photography Len Kaltman-West Chester Corporate Photography

Alison + her mom

 Article Abbey Bradley | Photography Provided  Amazing Grace fragrance by philosophy

A Local Mother’s Day Brunch

 Article Abbey Bradley | Photography Eric Thomas Photography & Provided  Blueberry Basil Limoncello Martini  Whether you’re looking for a place to have Mother’s Day Brunch or plan to create your own, Matt the Miller’s Tavern in West Chester is serving up some tasty treats. Offering an upscale tavern atmosphere, Matt the Miller’s features a chef-driven menu of tavern favorites made…

Putting The Miles In Smiles

 Article Maria Eilers | Photography Len Kaltman & Kimheart Moeung  Her strength of character combined with her physical strength is what sets this Lakota West senior apart. Ali Hausfeld is currently preparing to break the Guinness World Record for Fastest Half-Marathon Dressed as an Emoji in order to raise awareness and funds for The Dragonfly Foundation.  The Dragonfly Foundation provides support…

How To Be A Girl Boss

 Article Abbey Bradley | Photography Ali Wolfe Photography  What is a “girl boss”? Think of a strong, confident, poised woman who balances work and family life, juggles soccer practice with board meetings, and who leads others to do just the same. She’s not perfect, but she strives to be her best self and recognizes that life is a balancing act.…

Makeover Magic

 Article Tera Michelson | Photography Ali Wolfe Photography  Melody Fields hasn’t put herself on the top of her own to-do list for years. In 2017, after binging on the traditional unhealthy snacks that mark Super Bowl Sunday, Fields decided to finally put herself first. With the support of her friends and co-workers, she made some lifestyle changes that put her…

The Best Mother’s Day Gift Ever

May is one of my favorite months. The flowers are in bloom, the weather gets warmer, pools open, school lets out and it’s abundant with special celebrations in my family. One of my fondest May memories was awaiting the arrival of my first child with a due date set for Mother’s Day of 2005. How … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

New Playground at Keehner Park A new playground has come to town. Located on the east side of Keehner Park, near the basketball/tennis courts and ball fields, the new playground broke ground in early 2018. The playground includes four slides, monkey bars, a climbing pole, a balance beam and an “Xcelerator” spinning feature designed for … Continued

Shamrock Shuffle

Guests paraded in green at the 12th annual Shamrock Shuffle on St. Patrick’s Day. Benefiting the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty, the Shamrock Shuffle raised $85,355 and featured a 5K/10K race, beer obstacle course, kids fun run and a community block party. Charity teams received a total of $13,320 in grants to support their causes. Photography … Continued

Chamber Alliance Annual Dinner

The West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance hosted its annual celebration in the theme of “Wild About West Chester/Liberty” on Friday, March 9. Guests enjoyed dinner and keynote speaker Mark Fisher, Vice President of Facilities, Planning and Sustainability at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Photography by Len Kaltman-West Chester Corporate Photography.

DIY Duotone Statement Earrings

Shake up your jewelry box with these handmade geometric earrings— perfect for yourself or as a gift for your best ladies Article and Photography Nicolette Martin Piece by Piece Use both your bent nose forceps and needle nose pliers to secure each end of the jump ring. Gently twist the jump ring to open the … Continued

Grow Your Garden

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or planting your first flowers, spring is the best time to put on some gloves and start digging. Local experts at Berns Garden Center in Middletown share a few of their favorite gardening items for spring, including the best vegetables to plant in our area during April and May. If you’re a fan of organic…

Room to Grow

Perfect for those who don’t necessarily consider themselves “gardening-inclined,” but also like to keep live decorations in various parts of the home, succulent plants are generally low-maintenance and come in an array of shapes, sizes, colors and textures. Grow them in unique containers—from coffee tins to books or shoes—for eco-themed decor you actually have to put in some effort to…

Spring is in bloom!

April is Earth month, so this issue of West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle is packed with stories that celebrate nature and opportunities to step outdoors.

April 2018 Around Town

The Power of the Purse (POP) Fund is a women's giving circle dedicated to strengthening the community by providing grant funds to non-profit organizations serving the interests of women and girls. Members of POP seek to educate and inspire others and increase the number of women committed to philanthropy. 

Coming Up Roses

At the West Chester Post Office, it’s coming up roses…and daisies and creeping phlox and hydrangeas. The blooming flower beds of the Post Office are in the gifted hands of the Grapevine Garden Club of West Chester, which has adopted the space at 8730 Cincinnati-Dayton Road as its ongoing gardening project and gift to the community.

Hueston Woods: A Hidden Gem

The rainy months are almost behind us with summer peeking around the corner. If warm weather makes you want to kick off your shoes, smell the fresh air and fully immerse yourself in nature, then you’ll want to make the short trek up to Oxford, Ohio this season.

Season Your Palate

Any chef knows the best ingredients are locally grown, fresh and seasonal. Chef Jared Whalen of The Coach House in Hamilton shares two recipes featuring in-season ingredients from our area: asparagus and rhubarb. Whether you grow your own or purchase from a local farmer’s market, seasonal ingredients can add flavor and nutrients to any meal.

Reading on the Road

There are days when the thought of leaving home to get a book may seem like a long trek; for some people, transportation challenges make such a journey nearly impossible.

There’s No Place Like Home.

Whether you’re living in your dream home or dreaming of its potential, our home is our oasis. Our annual “Homes” issue is packed full of ideas to inspire you to spruce up your space.

March for Unity

Community members of West Chester and Liberty united to formally honor and commemorate the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. The 19th annual Live the Dream: Our Declaration of Unity remembered the life, work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Junior Achievement Breakfast

Junior Achievement’s annual breakfast event raised awareness about empowering young people to own their economic success. Partners, students and teachers shared success stories from programs that foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills. To learn more about how to volunteer or donate, visit

March 2018 Around Town

West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle’s annual “Great Guys” issue will be out in June, as a follow-up to our women’s issue in May. But before we can publish, we need your nominations. Know of a great guy in West Chester or Liberty Township who is making waves in the community through philanthropy, education, arts, sports or another avenue? Tell us…

Step Up Your Curb Appeal

It’s spring! Top your “to do” list with these tips to step up the curb appeal on your home. Tony Knutson and Randy Wolf, the experts at Titan Siding and Roofing, a locally owned and operated company in West Chester, suggest these four fabulous spring upgrades.

Spring Into Piccolo Wine Room

As the warm weather approaches, you can almost taste spring in the air. Crisp vegetables, colorful fruits and cool drinks keep our palettes wanting more. Head Chef Nick Wahle of Piccolo Wine Room at Village Wines of Glendale shares two of his favorite spring recipes for you to try at home.

2018 Pantone Color of the Year

Think about one color to sum up your entire year. Tough task, right? In an annual tradition, the color authorities at Pantone have selected the 2018 color of the year: Ultra Violet 18-3838.

Finding A Safe Landing Space

When children are abuse victims in juvenile court cases, they can have a hard time speaking out for themselves. They need someone to make sure they have a safe landing—a bit like a parachute.

Home Organization Tips

An organized home is a happy home. I have found that when my kitchen is clean, laundry is folded, papers are filed and drawers are closed, our house (and everyone in it) seems to function better. Unfortunately for my husband, these simple tasks aren’t my second nature. I am a queen of procrastination, and more often choose Netflix® over organizing.

Welcome Home

A beautiful brick home sits atop a perfectly manicured lawn in West Chester Township. The sun’s rays shine through every large window, filling the open home with warm light along the walls and wooden fixtures. Mike Weghorst, award-winning realtor with Move to West Chester Liberty, shares just what makes this home so unique (hint: there’s an elevator!) and how it…

Transforming Dreams Into Realities

Close your eyes and think about every detail of your home. Picture your living room and your kitchen. Could you imagine what it would be like if those rooms switched places? Now, imagine a porch or a patio that may be attached to your home. Imagine that space being transformed into a fully functional, aesthetically pleasing bathroom and laundry room.…

8 Tips to Better Health for Entrepreneurs

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