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.