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Adult Volunteers Needed at EDGE Teen Center

EDGE Teen Center, a non-profit organization located near Lakota East High School, provides a safe, supportive and fun environment for teenagers in Liberty Township during the after-school hours of 2:30-6 p.m. EDGE is soon launching its “Fishbowl Series,” a weekly 30-minute small group conversation between an adult moderator and a group of teenagers on topics of interest to teens. EDGE is recruiting adult volunteers who are subject matter experts: topics range from basics of investing and finding a summer job to creative writing and managing stress. Volunteers may host these discussions as a one-time guest or on a regular basis. Make a difference for our community’s teens with your time, energy and experience. Contact Teen Center Director Annie Droege for details., 

Allen-Zeuch Wins Realtor Award

Congratulations to Tiffany Allen-Zeuch, who was given the Circle of Excellence Award by the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors (CABR). CABR’s annual award ceremony was held at Horseshoe Casino in January. This is the eighth time she has earned the award, this year at the 4th Level of Achievement. She was an honored recipient in 2005, and again each year since 2009. As Executive Sales Vice President with Sibcy Cline Realtors, Allen-Zeuch specializes in relocation and new construction in the Greater Cincinnati area, with focus on the northern suburbs.

New Playground Coming 
to Keehner Park

West Chester Trustees have approved the replacement of the 20-year-old playground equipment at Keehner Park’s picnic area. The new playground will offer more accessibility for children and meets modern safety standards. The equipment, purchased from bid-winner GameTime, includes fun for everyone: three climbing areas, three slides, a log roll and sky wheels—popular spinning monkey bars. The playground is designed to be fun, community-building and green. The equipment is fashioned from recyclable materials. The cost of removal of the old playground and installation of the new playground is estimated to be just over $28,000. The playground is expected to be installed soon.

West Chester Antique Center Opens

The wait is over! West Chester Antique Center opened its doors for business at the end of January. This unique retail center specializes in high quality antiques, vintage and art items, which are updated daily from 500 quality antique dealers. West Chester Antique Center is one of the largest antique malls in Ohio with 70,000 square feet, 250 booths, 300 showcases and 50 display towers. Space is still available for quality dealers. Starry Night Gallery has relocated from Lebanon to their new location inside West Chester Antique Center. Starry Night Gallery boasts Cincinnati’s largest selection of oil paintings. Visit them both at 4924 Union Centre Pavilion Drive, West Chester.

Daubigny Exhibit Premiers at Taft Museum of Art

Taft Museum of Art partners with the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands to bring to Cincinnati Daubigny, Monet, VanGogh: Impressions of Landscape. An examination of works and the influence of French artist Charles-François Daubigny, the exhibit premiers in Taft Museum of Art’s Fifth Third Gallery, February 20-May 29, 2016. Seen as a mentor and friend to the Impressionists, Daubigny is a less understood artist of his era. This show explores his impact on the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists by showing 42 of his masterpieces alongside 16 works by Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet and Vincent VanGogh. After its premier at Taft, the exhibit moves on to Europe. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience these art classics with your own eyes on its single American stop. Taft Museum of Art, 316 Pike Street, Cincinnati.

Rick Prinz New Fire Chief in West Chester Township

Congratulations to Rick Prinz who was named West Chester Township’s Fire Chief in December. Prinz was serving as interim chief since former Fire Chief Tony Goller retired in 2015. Prinz has been with West Chester’s Fire Department since 1990 and is a West Chester Township resident. He was promoted from Lietuenant to Captain to Assistant Fire Chief before his appointment to Fire Chief. The West Chester Fire Department consists of five fire stations across the township and responds to approximately 6,000 calls each year.

Share Your Vacation Photos for Upcoming Travel Issue

West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle wants to feature you in our upcoming Travel issue. Tell us about your favorite vacation destination and send your best vacation photos. You may be selected as a feature story for our April issue. You inspire us!