Nominate a Caregiver for the Caring Like Karen Award

Know an exceptional caregiver? The Caring Like Karen committee is now accepting nominations for its annual caregiver awards. Nominations will be received until midnight on Monday, May 2. Sponsored by the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty, the award was formed to honor the late Karen Mason, an exceptional caregiver who cared for West Chester resident Patti Alderson’s elderly mother until Mason was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Mason died of the disease in 2012. Six honorees will be selected this year from the following categories of caregivers: Hospital/Hospice, Nursing Home/Retirement Center, Homecare, Child, Physician and Family. Awards will be given at a June 11 luncheon. Find detailed information on luncheon tickets and event sponsorship or make nominations online.

West Chester Chiropractic Center Welcomes & Celebrates Staff

West Chester Chiropractic Center has been a staple for quality chiropractic care in our community since 1989. Dr. Katherine Schneider, who has been with the practice for 7 years, was named one of Cincinnati’s Top Chiropractors in 2015. This fall, the team welcomed Michael Hekler, D.C., to the practice. Hekler knew from an early age that he wanted to become a doctor and help people live happier, healthier lives. After graduating from Miami University he felt that there had to be a better, more natural way to help patients without jumping straight to medications and surgeries. The more he learned about the natural, hands-on treatment with chiropractic care, the more he fell in love with it. Hekler is excited to spread the message of health and wellness to the West Chester and Liberty communities. Also new to the practice is Nancy Shelton, who has 13 years of experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist.

Disc Golf Course Open at Reserves Park

Reserves Park is now home to a new nine-hole Disc Golf Association accredited disc golf course. The course was constructed last summer by Liberty Township’s Services Department and is a special project of the Liberty Township Parks Committee. The Parks Committee will be working to secure hole sponsorships as well as developing ideas for greater utilization of the course by the community. Liberty Township and the Parks Committee view the disc golf course as an amenity to enhance the quality of life offerings in the community as well as an attraction for visitors to the area. Electronic and printable score cards are available online. 
5119 Grandin Ridge Drive, Liberty Township.

SELF Annual Awards Dinner & Auction – April 15, 6 p.m.

It’s a Roaring 20s theme at a fundraiser for the 20th Anniversary of Supports to Encourage Low-Income Families (SELF). SELF offers self-sufficiency programs to help people learn new skills, find jobs, create budgets and save money or even start a small business. It also offers utility assistance, home repairs and mobility modifications and weatherization for low-income people in Butler County, Ohio. Celebrate 20 years at Receptions Conference Center in Fairfield by bidding on dozens of silent auction items and raffle baskets. The Professionals Band and Show will play tunes from the 1920s. Enjoy a buffet dinner, dessert and cash bar as SELF recognizes the 2016 SELF Clients of the Year, 2016 Janet Clemmons Community Service Award nominee and outstanding volunteers. Registration information for the April 15th event is available online.

Diet Center Celebrates 43rd Anniversary

In March, Diet Center celebrated its 43rd year of helping millions lose weight with successful products and services geared towards bringing people to wellness. In an effort to meet the standards of its mission to support, guide and encourage clients through healthy weight loss and weight loss maintenance, Diet Center Cincinnati now offers a bimonthly newsletter, including articles about diet and health, exercise, healthy recipes and more. Diet Center assists in transition into sound eating habits, with a focus on wise nutritional choices. Make an appointment for a free, one-hour consultation to help get on the path to a healthy lifestyle.

WTS Builds Bridges with 
Lakota Students

In honor of Engineers Week, Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS) spoke to Edward Matlack’s Engineering classes at Lakota East High School on February 26. WTS is an international professional organization with a mission to promote the advancement of women in the transportation field. Seven WTS volunteers explored the field of engineering with the classes: what to expect if students were planning to attend college for engineering, salaries, the credential process and the different work environments for an engineer. Under the direction of the volunteers, the students worked together to build a beam bridge using straws, paper clips and masking tape and tested the bridge strength with glass beads. Next, they built a suspension bridge out of the same materials with added reinforcements of dental floss and tested the bridge load until failure. The presentation was organized by WTS member Sue Farver-Springer. More information about WTS and its support for engineering students is available online.

Lyons & Fox Named Leading Lawyers of 2016

Congratulations to Robert Lyons and Jonathan Fox, two attorneys at Lyons & Lyons Law, for being named Leading Lawyers 2016 by Cincy Magazine. Leading Lawyers is an annual list of the top attorneys in the tri-state area, as voted by their peers. This is the fifth consecutive year Lyons has been named a Leading Lawyer, and the fourth consecutive year for Fox.

Ten Athletes Inducted to Lakota Athletic Hall of Fame

The 18th annual dinner and induction ceremony to honor the newest members of the Lakota Athletic Hall of Fame was held on March 17. Congratulations to the 2016 Inductees: Taylor Candella, Lakota West Class of 2005 (Cross Country & Track); Joey Clark, Lakota Class of 1995 (Baseball & Wrestling); Joshua Colliver, Lakota West Class of 2005 (Baseball); Brianne Eisenhard, Lakota West Class of 2005 (Soccer); Danny Landrum, Lakota Class of 1987 & Lakota East Coach (Soccer); Mitchell Reynolds, Lakota East Class of 2005 (Track and Field & Football); Vic Roberts, Lakota Athletic Maintenance Engineer (Retired); Dane Romero, Lakota West Class of 2005 (Football & Basketball); Elisabeth Starr, Lakota West Class of 2005 (Swimming); and Robert Tickel, Lakota Coach (Track & Field).

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