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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do it yourself

 Stylist Katelyn Hutson   We're in love with Ben Uyeda, creative director/genius of #HomeMadeModern. He has an entire website ( full of modern design projects that don't break the bank. Here's one of our favorite, a simple stool. Perfect for any room in the house, durable and affordable. Music to our ears.    (A single 48” dowel is all you need to make three…

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 holiday fundraiser and presented $10,000 to Family Promise of Butler County.

Jingle Mingle

The West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance’s annual Jingle Mingle featured live music, drinks, appetizers and networking on December 6. Guests at the holiday event included Chamber members and non-members from West Chester and Liberty Township and surrounding areas. Photography by Dave Wendt Photography and Sherry Armstead.

Cultivating Creativity.

February weather often has us stuck inside, going a little stir-crazy as we eagerly await spring. So this month we’ve come up with some new ways to help you pass the time indoors by cultivating creativity.

February 2018 Around Town

West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle’s annual “Women to Watch” issue will be out in May, but before we can publish the much-anticipated issue, we need your nominations. Know of a great woman in West Chester or Liberty Township who is making waves in the community through philanthropy, business, education, arts, sports or another avenue? Tell us about her, and she…

Spotlight On Lakota

Want the chance to laugh, cry and interact with a group of talented performers? You don't have to go far to find great entertainment. Right here in West Chester and Liberty Township, Lakota schools have fun, creative shows coming up this spring, showcasing a variety of young talent. Check out the upcoming season of local musicals and sketch comedy.

A Handmade Valentine’s Day

 un | From-Scratch Pasta  Yield: 1 pound  2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

Bright Building, Bright Future

When members of the Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty resumed the school year in January, they walked into a brand new state-of-the-art building. Located on nine acres on the site of the former Union Elementary School, the club is a safe place for children to go after school who might otherwise go home to an empty house. The…

Our Contributors

 Home: Hamilton  Day gig: Writing Center Director at a local college  Joined Lifestyle team: 2016

Sweet Treats

Photos of these mouth-watering sweets probably had you craving a bite before even reading the first word on the page.


Like other painters, Chloe has developed a style all her own. She carefully selects colors from her artist’s bag and with brisk strokes of a paintbrush, fills each canvas with beautiful abstract art. She even marks each original work with her unique signature—a paw print. Chloe is a black and white border collie—West Chester’s painting dog.

New Year, New Look.

As we head into a new year, you’ll notice that West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle has a new look. We’ve switched our cover to a beautiful soft matte and modernized many of the editorial sections inside. You’ll still find the same great stories and photography you’ve come to expect every month, but in a more polished package.

Readers’ Choice Awards

The first annual Readers’ Choice Awards were announced on November 14. Attendees sipped on craft beer from DogBerry Brewing while enjoying food from Troy’s Café, dessert from The Cheesecake Factory and flowers from Petals & Things. Congratulations to all and thanks to everyone who voted! Photography by Eric Thomas Photography.

Boys & Girls Club Dinner

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles headlined the fourth annual Steak & Burger Dinner for the Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty. The event received an outpouring of support from the community as they celebrated local youth and the opening of a brand-new facility. Photography by Len Kaltman-West Chester Corporate Photography.

Women of Excellence Awards

Outstanding women who have provided outstanding service to our region were honored at the Women of Excellence Awards on Friday, November 17. The West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance's annual event was held at the Cincinnati Marriott North. Congratulations to all the winners! Photography by Len Kaltman-West Chester Corporate Photography.

January 2018 Around Town

West Chester Police Department’s K9 officers, Ciro and Blek, have each received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Ciro and Blek’s vests are sponsored by Vikki Johnston of West Chester and are embroidered with the sentiment, “Bless and protect this K9 and their partner.”

The Picture Of Health

When Rita McCormack had her first medical thermography scan, she thought she was supporting a friend. She had no idea that the images taken during her thermogram would reveal information that would save her life.

5 Ways To Spin Your Workout

Pedals are flying, sweat is dripping, hearts are racing and the music is blaring. This isn’t just any spin class. It’s one at CycleBar.

Running The World

Who can say they’ve run a marathon on every continent and in all six major world marathons?

New Year, New You

With the turn of the calendar page to January 1, many of us find ourselves reevaluating our lives and setting goals for the future. Lose weight. Save money. Get out of debt. Eat healthier. While the goals may vary, most strive for a healthier, happier, more confident self in the new year.

A Healthy Appetite

Eating healthy doesn't have to mean a strict diet of rice cakes and carrots sticks. Dr. Ryan Berlin and Josh Bentley are the co-owners of West Chester-based Cincinnati Transformation Weight Loss and Body Balancing. They provide a safe, fast and effective system for not only improving your health, but helping clients lose weight and keep it off using an analytical…

Hoops From The Heart

Points don’t matter for Free Throws for Kids. The only point is to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of kids and families at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Each April since 2014, teams gather to shoot free throws, raise money and have a lot of fun. Local husband and wife team, Mark and Sarah Johnston, started the…

Trainer Confessions

Even the best of the best have a few vices. Local trainers have stepped up to the plate to share their "confessions," proving that even the experts sneak a cheat meal once in a while.

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.