Summer around town.

As I sit on my porch this July evening, I can hear the telltale signs that summer is in full swing. I hear the melodic chirping of the robins nesting in our rafters (it’s not so pleasurable at 5 a.m., but in the evening it’s quite beautiful). There are the excited voices of children playing games like kickball and capture…

West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle Ladies Night

West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle hosted our first Ladies Night on June 2. It was an evening of meeting new friends, wine, prizes and sweets from Cozy’s Cottage. Thank you to our sponsors: Dermatology & Surgery of Southern Ohio, Diet Center, Shaklee, Cozy’s Cottage and Blow Dry Bar & Salon.

2016 Regional Business to Business Expo

The West Chester/Liberty Chamber Alliance hosted more than 1,400 professionals and 110 exhibitors to “Connect People & Possibilities” at its successful annual event. The guest speaker was Phillip Castellini, Chief Operating Officer of the Cincinnati Reds. Lunch featured foods by local caterers and restaurants. Photography by West Chester Corporate Photography

Lyons’ Annual Cinco de Mayo Party

May 5 was the seventeenth Cinco de Mayo Party hosted by Judge Rob Lyons of Lyons & Lyons, and his family at their West Chester home. Guests included Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy and Warren Davidson, congressional nominee. The fiesta included a photo booth to capture all of the fun.

Around Town

VFW Post 7696 in West Chester held an Open House on May 26. Members, visitors and their families enjoyed coffee, red-white-and-blue cookies and brats and metts cooked on their new grill, gifted to the post by the Ladies Auxiliary. A licensed physical therapist was also on-site, offering therapeutic massage. The Veterans of Foreign Wars is committed to the U.S. military,…

Never Give Up

The Little Free Library organization started a global movement when it was founded in 2012. There are currently more than 36,000 Little Free Library book exchanges around the world, represented in all 50 states and more than 70 countries. Little Free Library is helping exchange an estimated 9.3 million books a year. With the official motto to “Take a Book,…

Destination: Yellow Springs

Summertime calls for a classic road trip—sunglasses on, windows rolled down and radio volume cranked up. Enjoy a one-hour ride through suburban landscapes that give way to rolling, rural back roads to make a stop in the village of Yellow Springs, Ohio.

New Team in Town

Tens of thousands of sports fans recently packed a Cincinnati stadium. The crowd, dressed from head to toe in orange jerseys and scarves, was there to cheer on the hometown squad against their rivals out of Pittsburgh. Before you shout, “Who Dey!” you should know the contest at hand wasn’t a violent AFC North battle between the Steelers and the…

The National Voice of America Museum

Take a break from the summer heat this month and enjoy a visit to the cool interior of the tiled, art deco National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester. Built in 1942 as part of U.S. government efforts to fight Hitler’s propaganda machine, the historic station transmitted accurate news, entertainment and cultural information to U.S. allies and…

Picnic Paradise

When packing your basket, keep it simple–the best picnic foods are easy to prepare and easy to eat. Find recipes for delicious picnic foods in the fresh, gourmet style of Cozy’s Cottage in Culinary Creations, page 24.

Gourmet to Go

No one knows the relaxing and rejuvenating power of a picnic like the folks at Cozy’s Cottage. With outdoor seating at a premium, and herbs and veggies fresh from its on-site gardens, Cozy’s serves summer's seasonal best every lunch and dinner.

Hidden Treasure

The morning air was a bit chilly, but I was ready to get up. The soil beneath the tent seemed to have turned into concrete overnight. Our day was planned out with fun activities, including a family favorite—geocaching. Geocaching is a grown-up version of treasure hunting and hide-and-seek all rolled into one. Usually, some kind of container has been hidden…