Lyons & Lyons Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

On May 5, friends and well-wishers gathered for the twentieth year of the Cinco de Mayo

Lyons & Lyons Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

On May 5, friends and well-wishers gathered for the twentieth year of the Cinco de Mayo tradition with the Lyons family of Lyons & Lyons Law to celebrate another great year. Guests included Sheriff Jones as well as a wide variety of community leaders. Guests enjoyed the fiesta theme and had a wonderful time.

Dermatology & Surgery Open House

Dermatology & Surgery of Southern Ohio recently hosted an open house at their Liberty Township location. Attendees were able to learn about the latest skin and body care treatments and technologies available at Dermatology and Surgery. Visit their website to learn more. DermatologyandSurgery.com

Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School Gala

Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School (MTCES) recently hosted their 2019 Extravaganza: Fire & Ice. Parents and other community members celebrated at the premiere fundraising event, which was held at Jungle Jim’s Oscar Event Center. Photos by Greg Griffin of Bradshire Technologoes.

Shamrock Shuffle

Family and friends gathered, decked out in green, gathered to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the annual Shamrock Shuffle in Union Centre. The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty's annual event is a 5K/10K race and community block party, benefiting various local organizations. Photos by Casey Burns Photography.

Chamber Annual Celebration

The West Chester ▪ Liberty Chamber Alliance held their Annual Celebration on March 29. The Chamber awarded six individuals and organizations for their outstanding leadership, business success, volunteerism and community support. The evening also celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Liberty Way Interchange and the decade of promise and progress that followed. Photos by Ali Wolfe Photography.

Mercy Health-Fairfield Hospital Celebrates 40 Years

Mercy Health-Fairfield Hospital turned 40 this year and celebrated by unveiling a substantial 56-foot donor wall, which recognizes philanthropic partners and their lifetime giving. Those who have donated to Mercy Health's North market initiatives since 1978 appear on the wall, including the wall’s major sponsor, John and Linda Planes of Planes Companies. Mercy.com/fairfield

Readers’ Choice Awards

West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle hosted the second annual Readers' Choice Awards celebration, where we honored winners announced in the February issue. Lifestyle readers voted for their favorites last fall and the winners took home plaques at the party, hosted at Cooper's Hawk. Photography by Richard Alexander.

Empty Bowls

The C3 Caring Community Collaborative hosted the fourth Empty Bowls event at Liberty Center in December. Guests donated $20 per person toward hunger programs in our community. In exchange they selected a handcrafted bowl made my local artists and received soup, chili, bread, dessert, and drinks prepared by local chefs, fire departments, and restaurants.

Women of Excellence Awards

Twelve outstanding women, who have provided outstanding service to our region, were honored at the annual West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance's Women of Excellence Awards. The event honored Judi Boyko, Kathy Cook, Judy Horne, Samira Jaweed, Geetha Minton, Barbara Reisen, Julie Shaffer, Marquita Turner, Karen Welch, Joyce Wood, Brenda Yablonsky, and Megan Zahneis. Photography by Len Kaltman-West Chester … Continued

Winter Fashion Show

West Chester boutique Designer Items and More recently held a Freeze Fashion Show at The Phoenix. The models donned stunning wintry looks, perfect for chilly nights. Photography by Jason Barth of JB Photography. 

Steak & Burger Dinner

The Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty hosted the fifth annual Steak and Burger Dinner event, featuring keynote speaker Kyle Schwarber, an outfielder for the Chicago Cubs. Schwarber is a Middletown-native who is passionate about youth development programs. All proceeds from the event benefited the Boys & Girls Club's operating fund. Photography by Len Kaltman-West … Continued

Reach Out Rocks

Reach Out Rocks, featuring Blessid Union of Souls, benefited Reach Out Lakota. This year's event featured a new theme and an exciting night of dinner, dancing, entertainment and fundraising.

Junior Achievement Ladies Sporting Clay Classic

One of the most unique women's events in our area is the Ladies Sporting Clays Classic. The annual event is a women's sporting clay shoot and wine tasting, benefiting Junior Achievement. Junior Achievement works with students to foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills. Photography by Clicks & Giggles.

West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle Home Expo

The second annual West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle Home Expo at Carriage Hill provided an opportunity for our readers to meet some of our business partners, tour the model homes at Carriage Hill, enjoy live music, win fabulous prizes, paint a bowl for Empty Bowls and much more. Thank you to all who participated, attended and donated to … Continued

Key Event

Guests enjoyed a fantastic culinary experience, auction items and celebrated our community at The Key Event in September. The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty’s premiere annual fundraising event supports the Community Grants Fund and ongoing operations of the Foundation. This year’s event honored the Foundation's 25th anniversary and recognized founders Patti Alderson and Debbie Boehner. Photography by Casey … Continued

Caring Like Karen Awards

The fifth annual Caring Like Karen awards were held to honor outstanding caregivers in our region. Congratulations to the winners: Dr. John M. Miller, Dr. Charles L Hageman, Alison Garland, Connie Edwards, Vicki Kalberer, Walt Schaefer and Phyllis Rudokas, RN. Photography by Len Kaltman-West Chester Corporate Photography.

The Fetchington Grand Opening

The Fetchington Pet Hotel recently celebrated its grand opening in Olde West Chester. Guests toured the luxury hotel and enjoyed food, entertainment, games and more. The Fetchington is now open and features 16 luxury suites with individualized attention for your pups. Fetchington.com

Lakota First Day Of School

Following a festive district-wide kick-off, staff at Lakota Local Schools welcomed back students in a very unique way, following Superintendent Matthew Miller’s encouraging words to spend the first two days strictly on relationship-building. The first day was also underlined by a photo contest that swept social media under the district hashtag #WEareLakota.

Food Truck Rally

West Chester and Liberty Township foodies gathered August 10 for the annual Kingsgate Logistics Union Centre Food Truck Rally, where more than 35 food tucks brought their best dishes to our neighborhood. Country music star Jordan David headlined the event, which benefited Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County. Photography by Eric Thomas Photography.

Chamber Business After Hours At Center For Foot Care

Business After Hours is an event that provides the opportunity to network and socialize with fellow members of the West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance. Dr. Kristin Titko at the Center for Foot Care in Liberty Township recently hosted a Business After Hours, giving attendees the chance to build new business relationships and strengthen established ones. Photography … Continued

Movers & Shakers Celebration

West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle recently celebrated everyone who was featured in the May and June “Movers & Shakers” issues by hosting a release party at the Pendragon model home in Carriage Hill. Matt the Miller’s Tavern catered the event while Grainworks Brewing Company and Village Wines of Glendale provided cool beverages. Photography by Richard Alexander.

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

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.

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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

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.

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 JAPartners.org.

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.

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.

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. ReachOutLakota.org

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! TheFaithAlliance.org

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.

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. CincinnatiTransformation.com

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! TheSpicyOlive.com

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.

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.

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.

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.