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. Liberty-Center.com

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…

Lending A Hand In The Community

When you think of philanthropy, you may not think about a financial institution. However, Emery Federal Credit Union centers itself around giving back to the community. Emery, with branches in Liberty Township, Blue Ash and Western Hills, just celebrated its 78th anniversary of providing financial services to both businesses and individuals in the Cincinnati area. Emery went from being a…

Dedicated to the men we love.

Ladies, last month was your time to shine. This month it’s all about the guys. This issue of West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle is packed full of stories about amazing men who are helping to shape our community in a variety of ways.

Art On Symmes Spring Fashion Show

Ladies viewed the latest fashions at the semi-annual Art On Symmes Spring Fashion Show on April 27. The show was hosted at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts and benefited The Greater Miami Valley YMCA Booker T. Washington projects, and featured spring trends from both local and national designers.

Heroes of Character Awards

Five local students and five adult leaders were recognized at the Sixth Annual "Heroes of Character" Celebration on March 15 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Hamilton. The event was hosted jointly by the Hamilton City of Character and The Character Council of Greater Cincinnati. Congratulations to the winners!

Angels Among Us

Mercy Health Foundation’s second “Angels Among Us” event, presented by US Acute Care Solutions, took place Saturday, April 29, at the Duke Energy Convention Center. This celebration honored the 2017 Mercy Health Angel Award recipients—dedicated and selfless caregivers who excel in compassion and service and live Mercy's mission every day.

June 2017 Around Town

Did you know that every 66 seconds someone develops Alzheimer’s in the United States? A progressive neuro-degenerative brain disease, Alzheimer’s steals not only memory but judgment, identity, the ability to think, plan—and ultimately life itself. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month (ABAM), an opportunity to join a global conversation about the brain, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

50 Years Of Service

A lot can happen in 50 years. In April 1967, three Union Township Trustees shared a vision for police protection for its small farming community. Their motions for the purchase of one four-door Chevrolet cruiser, a used two-way radio and two revolvers with holsters were carried unanimously. That humble beginning has grown into the cutting-edge West Chester Police Department (WCPD),…

Turn Your Dream Home Into A Reality

We all have a few parts of our home that we would love to change. Maybe you have décor that feels dated, landscaping that lacks curb appeal or your dream kitchen really only exists in your dreams. Perhaps you’re ready for an entirely new space—either a step-up to your “forever” home or you’re ready to downsize now that your nest…

Uniting A Community For 95 Years

For more than 95 years, Butler County United Way has been creating a brighter future for those less fortunate in our community. By focusing on community outreach and positive impact through their mission of connecting and mobilizing resources, Butler County United Way is creating long-term solutions for individuals and families, ranging from education to financial stability and healthy living. They…

Local’s Choice

WHO: Michael Corna, WHAT: American Family Insurance––Providing insurance for home, auto, life, business and more. WHERE: 7907 Cincinnati-Dayton Road in West Chester

Driving Toward Faith

Nearly two years ago, Mike Campbell took a leap of faith by moving his family to West Chester to open the newest Christian Brothers Automotive franchise, located on Cincinnati-Dayton Road. After many years of working in service industries, Mike and his wife, Flo, were seeking a business opportunity that represented the highest standard of integrity and business ethics. They became…

The GMC Terrain

Let’s admit it, there are some monsters on the road. I’m not talking about the people who cut you off or the semis that always seem to be in front of you when you’re in a hurry. I’m talking about some of the giant SUVs that seem more like a small bus than a vehicle that will fit in my…

Good Guys, Great Work

Not only does Nick Brandenburg Jr. dream big, he knows how to make his dreams a reality. His entrepreneurial spirit sets him, an 18-year-old recent Lakota West graduate, apart from others his age. Brandenburg is founder and CEO of Forever Green Lawn & Landscapes.

Brewing The American Dream

In the vast world of Cincinnati craft beer, West Chester holds one of the area’s best kept secrets, and this secret is meant to be shared. DogBerry Brewing is the only brewery in the West Chester and Liberty Township community to date; however, it is a standout in the industry thanks to the unapologetic passion of its founders, Chris Frede…

Shamrock Shuffle

The 11th Annual Shamrock Shuffle, hosted by The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty, was held on Saturday, March 18. More than 4,000 participants enjoyed a 5k/10k and Community Block Party on The Square @ Union Center. Proceeds supported the Community Foundation programs and beneficiaries. Photography by CS Folio.

Pasta With A Purpose

On March 25, Liberty Center hosted Pasta with a Purpose, a FUNraiser benefiting the Caring Community Collaborative of West Chester/Liberty (C3). Guests enjoyed menu samplings from local restaurants, beverages, kids' activities and the NCAA tournament. Thanks to Liberty Center and our community for supporting C3. Photography provided by Liberty Center.

West Chester-Liberty Chamber Dinner

Community leaders recently gathered to celebrate the West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance Annual Dinner, where they recognized award recipients who have made a strong impact in our community this year. Congratulations to the winners and the Chamber Alliance for a great year. Photography by Len Kaltman with West Chester Corporate Photography.

May 2017 Around Town

Selected among several local outstanding youth, Aylin Isik was chosen as the The Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty. The Youth of the Year program honors our nation’s most awe-inspiring young people on their path to great futures and encourages all kids to lead, succeed and inspire. As the new Youth of the Year…

Women to Watch

Being able to impact the life of one person is an accomplishment; Carol Lucio gets to impact the lives of approximately 7,000 Butler County students each year. Lucio serves as Executive Director for the Butler County Junior Achievement Program, an organization that educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade on its three pillars: work preparedness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

Women who inspire us.

In honor of Mother’s Day, May's issue of West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle celebrates the women in our community who inspire. Earlier this year we asked you to tell us about inspirational women who live, work or volunteer in our community. It was difficult to narrow the list, but this month please enjoy the stories of our community’s exceptional women.…

Turn The Page To Summer

Don’t close your books just because school is out. This summer, MidPointe Library West Chester is again offering its exciting Summer Reading Program. With a new online component and additional programming, there is something for all ages at the library.

Women to Watch

Where others see trash, Jamie Beringer finds worth. Beringer is co-founder of Bicycle Recycle, a local nonprofit business that fixes up bicycles, scooters, tricycles and skateboards and gives them to local kids in need, for free.

Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby

Women are given the ability to give the gift of life, but in order to do so they must first care for the life that they live. The physicians at Hilltop Obstetrics and Gynecology understand the complexities of women’s health and strive to provide every woman with the personal care she deserves.