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FRONT COVER: Ali Wolfe Photography 6 Important Numbers 7 Publisher’s Note 8 History & Museums 12 Golf Courses 14 Point of View 17 Preschools & Daycares 18 Dining Out 24 Parks 28 Pet-Friendly Parks 30 Coffee 32 Wine & Breweries 34 Youth Sports Programs 36 Shopping Guide 40 Volunteering 41 Places To Worship 42 Family Activities 45 Hospitals

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DINING OUT West Chester/Liberty is becoming known as a culinary destination. With restaurants that range from ethnic and fusion to contemporary cuisine to the exploding farm to table scene. It’s a destination for foodies!!

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WINE & BREWERIES Microbrews, craft cocktails, wine selections that WOW! - the West Chester/Liberty twp area offers something for all to sip on.

EXPLORE THE PARKS Enjoy family fun and recreation with acres of green space in our local parks.

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FAMILY FUN ACTIVITIES In West Chester/Liberty Twp, you’ll find endless things to do to make lifelong memories and have a fantastic time with loved ones, friends and neighbors.

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS WEST CHESTER — GENERAL INFORMATION Administration: (513) 777-5900 Police Department: (513) 777-2231 (non-emergency) Police Chief: Joel Herzog Fire Department: (513) 777-1133 (non-emergency) Fire Chief: Rick Prinz Community Development: (513) 777-4214 Director: Aaron Wiegand Community Services: (513) 777-6145 Director: Tim Franck Gas & Electric Duke Energy: (513) 421-9500 or www.duke-energy.com - West Chester Township participates in an “opt-out” aggregation program for natural gas and electric. New residents are not automatically enrolled in the aggregation programs. To learn more about the rates offered through the aggregation program and/or to enroll phone 1-877-331-3045 (electric) or 1-855-838-5606 (natural gas). Water and Sewer: Butler County Department of Environmental Services (SCDES), (513) 887-3066 or www.butlercountyohio.org Telephone Cincinnati Bell: (513) 565-2210 or www.cincinnatibell.com Spectrum: (513) 489-5911 or www.spectrum.com CSI Waste Service (513) 771-4200 Rumpke Waste Systems: (513) 742-2900 or www.rumpke.com

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP – GENERAL INFORMATION Administration: 513-759-7500 Board of Trustees: 513-759-7500 Economic Development: 513-759-7500 Fire Department: 513-759-7530 EMS Medical Billing Issues: Medicount Management: 513-772-4465 Fire Station 111: 513-759-7521 Fire Station 112: 513-759-7570 Fire Station 113: 513-759-7530 Planning & Zoning: 513-759-7500 Services Department: 513-759-7589 Cemetery: 513-759-7500 Parks & Recreation: 513-759-7589

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Whether you’ve moved from the next town over or from overseas, settling into a new area can be both exciting and overwhelming. The goal of this publication is to bring to light many of the countless opportunities of living in West Chester/Liberty Township. Within the first few months, you will likely be establishing new routines, getting to know local hotspots, looking for local professionals and influencers, and exploring your new community’s vast resources. With so many nuances and so much on your plate from this new change in your life, it can be daunting to think about everything you need to do to get used to your new surroundings. Enter BeLOCAL, your local resident’s recommendation guide for West Chester/Liberty Township. BeLOCAL West Chester/Liberty Twp. gives you the best of the best, written by residents who are experts at their crafts and influencers in their fields.  All of the content in this publication came from local residents who answered a survey of their favorite things.  From churches and preschools, to sports leagues, parks, golf courses, local attractions, dining and shopping. BeLOCAL has everything you need and want to know about this area, you now call home. This is your locals’ guide to what you need to know, and what you want to know about your new community. With so much to offer, you’ll need a guide to truly understand the area from current residents’ points of view.   I’ve

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lived in the area for 20 years now and was surprised by how much I learned putting together BeLOCAL! We take pride in which businesses we feature as sponsors of this publication and personally meet with them to ensure they are of the highest quality and provide excellent service. Each business was recommended to us by another local and we encourage you to give them a call and look into their reviews. These quality businesses and their desire to serve you and your family is what makes this publication possible. We hope this publication helps you transition more smoothly, and you find yourself more quickly acclimated to your new community. With current residents’ assistance, you’ll be able to find the hidden gems that sometimes take years to discover! So, sit back, relax, and enjoy life in West Chester/Liberty Township! JULIE SHIPLEY PUBLISHER 513-290-7124 · JULIE.SHIPLEY@N2PUB.COM Be sure to keep your BeLOCAL guide on hand, as you will only physically receive it ONCE as a new mover. You can always stay connected with us by following us on Instagram and Facebook, where we’ll help you to continue to get acquainted with the area, offer opportunities to meet and connect with others and feature special offers from our sponsors created just for you. Looking forward to seeing you around town. Westchester and Liberty Township 7


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When President Roosevelt began to plan for high power radio stations able to reach all parts of the world with information about the United States, he turned to Crosley and his corps of pioneering engineers to make it happen. Crosley had already constructed and operated WLW at 500,000 watts making it the most powerful in the world. He also operated WLWO, a highpower shortwave station, beaming programming to Europe.

Voice of America

The engineering team was up to the task and built from scratch six 250,000-watt transmitters and 27 antenna arrays capable of reaching millions of listeners in Europe, North and South Africa and South America.

Voice of America Bethany Station

Voice of America Bethany Station The question of why the Voice of America Bethany Relay Station was constructed on a hilltop outside of Cincinnati can be answered in two- and one-half words: Powel Crosley Jr.

The level of technology innovation that took place in this building beginning in 1943 is as groundbreaking as any now being accomplished in Silicon Valley. The six transmitters were connected to dozens of large antennas spread across a one square mile area. Some of the concrete tower bases can still be seen in the adjacent Butler County Metro Park located at the rear of the Museum. Many people remember seeing these towers as they drove on Interstate 75.

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Hughes School House: This restored, one-room schoolhouse was built in 1887 and is still decorated in authentic furnishings. 6010 Princeton Rd. Hamilton OH 45011 Phone: (513) 678-8346

Hughes School House

Warbirds Aircraft

BC Warbirds 1707 Run Way Middletown OH 45042 The BC Warbirds Museum preserves historic aircrafts in their unique Middletown Hangar. Marvel at both temporary and permanent displays that emphasize the wonder and history of flight. You can even take a plane ride in one of the aircrafts! The BC Warbirds museum is open for tours 10am–5pm.

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LOCAL > HISTORY > CONTINUED Canal Museum

Canal Museum The Canal Museum is located on the route of the Miami-Erie Canal, which was operational from 1825– 1929. Constructed in 1982, the Canal Museum presents displays that feature the Miami-Erie Canal and the early industry of Middletown. The museum is open mid-April through mid-October and other dates... Middletown Historical Pioneer Cemetery First Street and Richmond Street, Middletown, OH 45044. This historic cemetery was established in 1878 and is the final resting place for Middletown’s earliest founders. South Main Historic District S. Main St. Middletown OH 45044 The South Main Historic District’s 18th and 19th century restored homes bring back the grandeur of an industrial Middletown. In 1974, it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The homes sit along the banks of the Great Miami River. This historical district is home to the Sorg.

Sorg Opera House 57 South Main St., Middletown, OH, 45044 The Sorg Opera House, located in Downtown Middletown, debuted its first opera, “The Little Tycoon,” in 1891. Several famous vaudeville performers including Marie Dressler, Sophie Tucker, and Will Rogers along with troupes of actors, singers, dancers and even opera companies, from all over New York...

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Woodside Arboretum

Artspace Hamilton Lofts and Resident Gallery

Woodside Cemetery & Veterans Memorial

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Veterans Memorial A project that began in 2001, the Middletown Veterans Memorial is located within Woodside Cemetery and Arboretum and honors all Middletown and surrounding area veterans. Woodside Cemetery & Arboretum 1401 S Woodside Blvd, Middletown OH 45011 Recipient of the National Grounds Maintenance Grand Award for Cemeteries in 1993-1994, the Woodside Cemetery & Arboretum has over 5,000 annual flowers; 5,000 fall pansies in plant beds and large pots; 75,000 naturalized bulbs; and an at least 10,000 more are added each year. Fitton Center for Creative Arts Their motto is, “Come Curious and Leave Inspired.” The Fitton Center for Creative Arts isn’t just a building – it’s an experience. A non-profit community arts organization that has been a part of the Hamilton community for over 20 years, the Fitton Center offers art classes and workshops open to students of all ages. Stroll through their remarkable art galleries, take in a live performance, catch an old film at their art-house-style cinema, or reserve one of their diverse venues for your special event. 101 S Monument Ave, Hamilton, OH 45011 (513) 863-8873, www.fittoncenter.org Strauss Gallery at ArtSpace The Strauss Gallery is a beautiful ground floor space within ArtSpace showcasing the artwork of the residents who occupy the 42 live/work units above the gallery. They have a rotating schedule of galleries, shows, and special events. 222 High St. Hamilton, OH 45011   (513) 291-4030 www.artspace.org/hamilton Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre has been performing community theater in Hamilton since 1959. Our mission is to provide quality community theater and to advance the appreciation and knowledge of the performing arts in the greater Hamilton area. The Creative Center at The Palace 215 South Third Street, Hamilton, OH 45011 (513) 737-7529 www.ghctplay.com Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park is an outdoor museum focusing on monumental pieces of sculpture in an environment of meadows, forests, and various gardens. We also feature a 10,000 square foot “Ancient Sculpture Museum” displaying Roman, Egyptian, Greek and Etruscan sculptures thousands of years old. Educational programs in art, horticulture, geology, and the environment make Pyramid Hill a busy learning center. 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road State Route 128, Hamilton, OH 45013 (513)-868-8336 www.PyramidHill.org Westchester and Liberty Township 11


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Wetherington Golf-Country Club Address: 7337 Country Club Ln, West Chester Township, OH 45069 Wetherington Golf and Country Club is one of the most prestigious full- service private clubs in Cincinnati. We invite you to discover what our members enjoy day after day‌first class golf, championship conditions, award-winning food, and personalized service that provide members the ultimate private club experience for the whole family.

Hamilton Elks Golf Club 4444 Hamilton Middletown Road, Liberty Township, OH 45011 Location: Liberty Township This 27-hole, par-72 private golf course will give you the country club feel with 18 holes by one of the greatest golf architects in history, Donald Ross and nine by Michael Hurdzan. A swimming pool and clubhouse are also on site.

Four Bridges Country Club 8300 Four Bridges Drive, Liberty Township, OH 45044 Style and substance meet within the walls of the Four Bridges Clubhouse. A rustic, native stone exterior beckons members to an unsurpassed atmosphere of relaxed elegance. From cozy fireplaces to an idyllic 18hole golf course and lake views, the ambiance is warm and inviting. Members can relax, dine or entertain in a variety of venues.

Green Crest Golf Club 7813 Bethany Road, Liberty Township, OH 45044 A beautiful 18-hole golf course, fit with private and group lessons, a clubhouse, with amazing deals and gift certificates! Enjoy the amazing scenery, awesome practice green and don’t forget to rest up in The Crest Grill for a bite to eat.

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Forest Hills Country Club and Sportsplex 791 4th Street, Middletown, OH 45044 The Forest Hills Country Club is Middletown’s oldest and most historic country club. Surrounded by native trees and the Great Miami River, the Forest Hills Country Club features a nine-hole course that is uniquely positioned to offer you an unsurpassed golf experience!

Four Bridges Country Club

Walden Ponds Golf Club

Pleasant Hill Golf Club 6487 Hankins Road, Middletown, OH 45044 Enjoy these 71 pars, 18-hole golf course. Designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Jack Kidwell, the course measures at 6,586 yards! This public course is open Mon-Sun from 12:00pm–3:00pm. Walden Ponds Golf Club 6090 Golf Club Lane, Fairfield Township, OH 45011 The Walden Ponds Golf Club is a championship 18-hole course layout that showcases plush bentgrass tees, fairways, and greens that meander through breathtaking views of the countryside.

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Brown’s Run Premier Golf Course. 6855 Sloebig Road, Middletown Ohio 45042 (513) 423-9401 Classic Country Club Experience Open to the Public. We feature a championship 18-Hole golf course and are one of the premier courses in Southwest Ohio for over 60 years.

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ARCHERY DODGEBALL - Dodgeball meets archery. Teams battle it out with bows and foam-tipped arrows. Indoor arena with private party rooms.   4950 Provident Dr. West Chester, OH 45069 (513).860.0874

Pump It Up of West Chester, OH - Our huge inflatable indoor playgrounds make every day feel like your birthday! 7724 Service Center Dr. West Chester, OH 45069 (513) 829 7867 Jump & Jack’s is a multi-level indoor play paradise for kids. We have tons of cool slides, climbs, and interactive elements to keep kids smiling as they move from adventure to adventure. 7102 Office Park Dr. West Chester, OH 45069 (513) 401-8629 Get Air - Indoor Trampoline Park - So many options, so much fun! Come Explore Today 7106 Office Park Dr.   West Chester, OH 45069  (513) -717-1593

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Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park New adventures behind every corner, we are the ultimate indoor playground for your entire family. 3175 Princeton Road, Hamilton, OH 45011 (513)-795-8800 Sugar Spice Spa Event Center is the ultimate celebration for children, tweens and teens! We specialize in delivering children spathemed birthday parties and day spa services that focus on both inner and outer beauty. (513) 336-7770 Dart Arena provides an amazing experience for families, kids of all ages, birthdays, date nights, and team building in Cincinnati. Games ... No “Pay to Win” upgrade system; 60 Minutes of exciting non-stop action; Perfect for birthdays parties! (513)860-0874

Dig ‘N Play is an indoor playground in West Chester, OH, giving children a place where they can think, interact, explore, and have fun! Our 10,000 square foot facility has open places to play for all kids including a huge custom sandbox, inflatables, a three story play place and much more! (513) 206-8418 Learning Through Play Café - At Learning Through Play Cafe, Inc. in West Chester, OH, you can sip delicious coffee and connect with other parents while your kids enjoy playtime. This coffee shop offers a state-of-the-art play area that allows the kiddos to use imaginative play, to do crafts, enjoy stimulating toys, and connect with their peers.

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Family member names: John, Katie, Riley, and Emily Bauer Neighborhood: The Reserves of Falling Water Pets: Woody (dog) Profession(s): John Infrastructure Engineer at Pomeroy. Katie-Strategic Partnerships Coordinator, Lakota Local Schools

FAMILY FAVORITES: Activities/Hobbies: Family game night, dance and being creative Park/Play area/Hang out: We love to spend lots of time at Kings Island over the summer Restaurants: Shooters, Kona Grill, Bagger Dave’s Sports teams: The Ohio State Buckeyes, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Cincinnati Bengals & Reds TV show/Movie: The Masked Singer, Chopped, Nailed It! Music: We love Disney tunes! Can’t wait to see Garth Brooks in May! Family dinner: Rusty Bucket at Liberty Center

How long have you lived in West Chester/Liberty Township? The Bauer Family moved to Liberty Township in December of 2013 after living away for a bit for college and starting a family. Katie grew up in West Chester and is a Lakota West graduate. Why did you move here? or did you grow up here? Katie grew up here, and we knew we wanted to return to raise our family in the area. It’s a wonderfully familycentered community, with outstanding schools. What schools/ college/university did you attend? John served in the Navy and received technical training in computer networking and engineering. Katie attended The Ohio State University and Ashland University for undergraduate and graduate studies in corporate and strategic communications. What do you like about the area? There is so much to do, and so much is nearby. It has a country feel, while being suburban in nature, and being close enough to take advantage of the large city amenities of Cincinnati.

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> CONTINUED What are your favorite hot spots? Hidden Gems? The Liberty Farm Market! Such great local produce and products available all the time. What would you like to share with a new mover to help them feel comfortable? There are so many wonderful people who are here, it’s a big small town-feel. Everyone you meet is connected to someone in your circle if you chat long enough. People are busy, but always friendly and willing to connect. How are you involved in the community? We are active in the girl’s schools as we can and enjoy volunteering with the organizations they are affiliated with. Working for the school district, Katie is also very active with the West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance. We are also members at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church and the girls are involved with Religious Formation for Youth classes and we are involved as we are able. What do you like to do to relax? We love to take our annual beach trip in the summer or take advantage of the neighborhood walking trails. We also enjoy making popcorn and watching movies while snuggling!

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If you have kids, what activities are they involved with? Our daughters competitively dance at Star Performance Center, which we love! Riley enjoys taking art classes in an afterschool program at Cherokee Elementary, and Emily is a cheerleader for the Lakota Tomahawks. Katie is the head cheer coach for Emily, Riley is a junior assistant cheer coach, and John serves as the head football coach for the team. What is your favorite part about living in your neighborhood? The people! We have wonderful neighbors who have turned into family. We love watching our children grow up together, and we celebrate New Year’s Eve, 4th of July, and Halloween every year as a large group. Do you have any family traditions? We have many, especially around the holidays! We always have breakfast with Santa at Maggiano’s in Kenwood every year and enjoy attending the annual tree lighting at Liberty Center. Our family also makes each birthday special, by making birthday pancakes for the person we are celebrating!

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The Goddard School of West Chester/ Hamilton 7739 Princeton Glendale Rd, West Chester Township, OH 45011 (513) 860-1500 La Petite Academy of West Chester  8339 Beckett Park Dr, West Chester Township, OH 45069   (513) 942-0020

When we moved to the area 30 years ago, our biggest concerns were the school district, a familyoriented community and accessibility to the highway. It has provided all 3 for us. There is a great variety of shopping, restaurants and big-city entertainment but a smalltown feel. We have Loved it here!! - Brenda B.

All About Kids Childcare & Learning Center Lakota 7015 Yankee Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45044  (513) 463-0222 Kids ‘R’ Kids Liberty Township 6532 Princeton Glendale Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45011  (513) 863-3001 Creme de la Creme  8110 Market Pl Dr, West Chester Township, OH 45069  (513) 893-7067  Primrose School of West Chester 8378 Princeton Glendale Rd, West Chester Township, OH 45069  (513) 870-0630  Tutor Time of West Chester  7218 Liberty Way, West Chester Township, OH 45069 (513) 755-6690 

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The Children’s House 6184 Muhlhauser Rd, West Chester Township, OH 45069  (513) 860-4170  Community Montessori School  7537 Burton Dr, Liberty Township, OH 45044 (513) 777-0808  West Chester Christian Child Care  7951 Tylersville Rd, West Chester Township, OH 45069 (513) 777-2193  Childtime of Liberty Twp.  4922 Hamilton Mason Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45011 (513) 737-1512  Just Like Home Children’s Center  6558 Liberty Fairfield Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45011 (513) 863-7800  Indian Springs KinderCare  7939 Morris Rd, Hamilton, OH 45011  (513) 896-4769 Potter’s House Child Development Center  6101 Princeton Glendale Rd, Hamilton, OH 45011  (513) 785-2855

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Check out these hidden gems West Chester/Liberty is becoming known as a culinary destination. With restaurants that range from ethnic and fusion to contemporary cuisine to the exploding farm to table scene. It's a destination for foodies!! Gracie’s brings “big city comfort food” to Middletown in the form of exquisitely seared salmon, juicy pork chops, and top-notch drinks. 1131 Central Ave #102, Middletown, OH 45044 (513) 915-7476 Cozy’s Café and Pub Have a seat in a farmhouse dining room, get cozy in the industrial style pub or sit fireside on the patio enjoying live entertainment. Cozy’s Café and Pub fully embraces farm-to-table cooking and delivers on gourmet comfort food with an imaginative twist. Don’t miss the desserts made daily, they’re delicious! 6440 Cin-Day Rd., Liberty Township, OH 45044 (513) 644-9365 Jag’s Steak & Seafood This West Chester gem has the recipe for an ideal fine dining date night: lovely ambiance and incredible food.  5980 West Chester Rd., West Chester Township, OH 45069 (513) 860-5353

LOCAL TIP Raymond’s has the best pizza and their boneless wings are amazing! They have fall off the bone ribs too!!! - Kellie W.

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LOCAL TIP Greek Isles on Yankee Road has delicious Gyros, hummus, salads etc., and the staff is always superpersonable - Lori W.

Gracie’s

Basil 1791 Features menu items inspired by Pacific and Southeastern Asian cuisine, including gourmet offerings such as spicy Szechuan, Pad Thai, and fresh sushi. We also have 23 different stir fry options, such as General Tso’s chicken. 241 High St, Hamilton, OH 45011 (513) 883-1019 Lounge 24 A cozy place to enjoy a bottle of wine with a fresh cheese and fruit tray. Put your feet up or have a seat in the large window sills overlooking the old courthouse square. Featuring piano music on most weekends. 24 S 2nd St, Hamilton, OH 45011 (513) 892-2111 Kona Grill at Liberty Center Our global menu features contemporary American favorites, awardwinning sushi, and handcrafted cocktails — all made from scratch using only the freshest ingredients. While the places that inspire our cuisine may be far away, a welcoming place that offers inspiring food, ultimate hospitality, and diverse choices is right around the corner. 7524 Gibson St. Liberty Township, Butler County, Ohio 45069   (513) 322-5860

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Authentic Mexican Restaurant 7206 Towne Centre Dr, Liberty Township, OH 45069

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LOCAL TIP Dave’s meats!! They’re so

Agave & Rye We deliver a chef-inspired take on the standard taco...elevating the simple taco into something epic! But we don’t stop there, we raise the bar on street fare, salads and more. Did we mention the epic drinks, though? With more than 87 varieties of tequila, 85 different bourbons and a range of phenomenal cocktails, we have something for everyone! 7125 Fountain View Dr. Liberty Township, Butler County, OH 45069 (513) 779-8226

dedicated to their craft and always welcome folks as they enter the store calling most people by name. Giving donations to the community when they can. Truly quality meats! I love supporting this awesome neighborhood business. - Cindy Hayes Glass Kohorst

Northstar Cafe Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, Northstar is focused on healthful, delicious food served in an upbeat, welcoming environment. 7610 Sloan Way Liberty Township, Butler County, OH (513) 759-0033

Clubhouse Sports Grille

El Caporale Authentic Mexican Offering the most authentic and the finest quality Mexican cuisine. 7206 Towne Centre Dr. Liberty Township, OH 45069 (513) 755-3520. Greek Isles

A local family business providing quality comfort systems, service, and maintenance at a fair price. Chris Cox chriscoxmechanical@gmail.com (513) 882-6597 • www.coxmechhvac.com HVAC Services 20 BeLocal

Raymond’s Pizza In 1954, Raymond’s grandfather founded his carry-out pizza shop with a few key ideas -- to use premium ingredients and never compromise on quality to make the area’s best pizza. We’ve honored that legacy since we opened Raymond’s Pizza in 2008 by only using high-end, quality ingredients and making our dough, sauce, and even our sausage, from scratch. And you’ll taste that commitment to authentic, delicious food whether you’re savoring our delicious pizza or our tender baby back ribs. 7328 Yankee Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45044 (513) 779-6300   Greek Isles Easygoing restaurant serving Authentic Greek eats such as gyros and souvlaki amid white and blue decor. 7037 Yankee Rd., Middletown, OH (513) 755-0600. 2020


LOCAL > DINING OUT Liberty Sandwich Factory Sandwiches with fresh ingredients every day. 7129 Liberty Centre Dr., Liberty Township, OH 45069 (513) 644-9692 Almond Sisters Bakery Fresh artisan breads, handmade pastries, cookies, muffins, and more right in the heart of Downtown Hamilton! 224 High St, Hamilton, OH 45011 (513) 857-5868

Liberty Sandwich Factory

Alexander’s Market & Deli Featuring all of your deli favorites with an innovative experience for your taste buds! Our deli also showcases a full-service handcrafted soup and salad bar with over 25 fresh items. Chef Rachel has over 15 years of culinary experience and is ecstatic to serve the Hamilton community every day. 160 High St, Hamilton, OH 45011 (513) 892-3354 ClubHouse Sports Grille We are family owned and operated, yes we actually work here; brothers, sister, sons daughters, & in-laws. We were by a code of WWGD – What Would Grandma Do? We have created a fun place where friends, family and teammates can hang out and enjoy great food, cold drinks and an entertaining atmosphere. v2 locations. www.theclubhousesportsgrille.com Dave’s Quality Meats Of West Chester is a full-service Deli in  West Chester, Ohio. Our deli has been serving the West Chester, OH, area since 1994. For nearly 20 years, we’ve offered quality meat and cheese in our grocery store and sandwich shop. We offer butchered meats, fresh Amish meats, Boar’s Head brand meat, cheeses, homemade deli salads, and fresh-baked goods almost daily.   4883 Smith Rd. West Chester, OH 45069,   (513) 874-3434 Steve’s Meats & Deli Established in 2000, we have been serving the community. We have many homemade products. Our specialty is our chicken salad made from scratch. We custom cut our beef and pork. We also cater parties. You won’t believe how better tasting your meals can be when you use the fine meats of Steve’s Meats & Deli’s butcher shop in West Chester. 7967 Cincinnati Dayton Rd. # H, West Chester Township, OH 45069 (513) 777-5858 The Candy Stache Sweets & More Rolled ice cream, Hershey hand-dipped ice cream, Philadelphia Italian ice, craft sodas, made fresh cotton candy and popcorn, chocolates, bulk candy, sweet stash box, toys, nostalgic candy we all love from times past to present and so much more! 7125 Liberty Centre Dr., West Chester Township, OH 45069. (513) 266-6985  

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LOCAL TIP Aladdin’s Eatery! Fresh, healthy, delicious...why wouldn’t you eat there!? - Chris B.

> CONTINUED Stan the Donut Man Serving America’s best donuts! A family recipe going strong for 50 years! 7967 Cincinnati Dayton Rd., West Chester Township, OH 45069 Phone: (513) 759-0016

The Swire Inn

The Learning Kitchen Become a top chef with step-by-step instruction at the Learning Kitchen in West Chester. Create a delicious meal alongside the one you love the most. 7659 Cox Ln, West Chester Township, OH 45069 (513) 847-4474 Karma in the Kitchen Satisfy your sweet tooth at Karma in the Kitchen in West Chester, OH. This chocolate shop specializes in artisan chocolates, truffles, buttery caramels and “lifechanging” fudge. 8779 Cincinnati Dayton Rd., West Chester OH 45069 (513) 668-1943

The Spicy Olive is a unique tasting emporium where customers can try the freshest and healthiest olive oils and balsamic vinegars before bottling them to take home. Unlike olive oils purchased at big box stores that sit for years on a warehouse shelf slowly losing their health benefits and flavor, at The Spicy Olive we strive to bring the freshest olive oils from around the world so that you can fall in love with the flavor and make delicious healthy foods. 7671 Cox Ln., West Chester Township, Butler County, OH (513) 847-4397 Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop Feel like a kid again at Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shop in Downtown Middletown! Incredible selection of Candy, Old Fashioned Glass Bottled Sodas, and Ice Cream! 1212 Central Ave., Middletown, OH 45044 (513) 783-4013 The Swire Inn Pub food, creative cocktails and live entertainment. Features include sandwiches, pot roast, Chicken & Waffles, Fish & Chips, Bourbon Salmon and Shepherd’s Pie. Pub classic Bangers & Mash features sausages and mashed potatoes topped with onion gravy and served with a side of sauerkraut. 64 S. Main St., Middletown, Ohio 45044 (513) 318-9933

WWW.RERUNSFORWEEONES.COM At Reruns for Wee Ones you’ll find a huge selection of gently used kids clothing, toys, & furniture at up to 70% off retail! We’re not some side of the road garage sale. The items that we buy & sell are next to new, good quality, clean & have been checked for safety standards. 22 BeLocal

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CAVU Coffee is a full service coffee boutique with drive thru service. Our coffee is roasted in small batches right here in the Cincinnati area! We’ve worked closely with our roaster to bring you the freshest, highest quality beans available. 7755 Cox Lane, West Chester Township, Butler County, Ohio 45069

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Enjoy family fun and recreation with acres of green space in our local parks. The many amenities available to enhance your park experience include natural and paved trails for hiking, biking, running, or walking. There are also numerous play areas, fishing spots, reservable facilities, shelters and campsites, a dog park, as well as an Athletic Complex.

Fort Liberty Playland is a great park for kids to play and explore. It has a massive playground fort, sheltered picnic areas, is connected to miles of bike paths that cross through the liberty township wetlands. This bike path also includes a small exercise course, and a frisbee golf course open to the public. - Elise B.

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PARKS IN WEST CHESTER/LIBERTY TOWNSHIP- maintains more than 400 acres of recreational space catering to active and passive park enthusiasts and also benefits from the services of MetroParks of Butler County.

Voice of America Metro Park is nestled in the heart of West Chester Township. This 435-acre park features a 35-acre stocked lake, nine miles of combined paved and natural trails, the Ronald Reagan Lodge Banquet Facility, Voice of America Athletic Field Complex, Chill Hill Sledding hill, a Cricket Field, a large natural meadow area, and Wiggly Field Dog Park. Visitors can fish, boat, walk, jog, or just sit and enjoy the view Address: 7850 VOA Park Dr, West Chester Township, OH 45069 Phone: (513) 867-5835

Beckett Park is a 150-acre property in the Union Centre area situated both to the east and west of Beckett Road at the foot of Beckett Ridge. Paved and natural walking trails. Boundless playground: a pioneer-themed playground that is accessible to children of all abilities with a nearby shelter and restroom facility. Two fishing ponds: located on the west side of Beckett Road, these ponds are stocked naturally and are open to free, catch-and-release fishing. Natural playground: a small area utilizing natural features of the terrain for children to climb and play. Picnic shelter with fireplace: this shelter is located on the west side of Beckett Road and is available to rent.

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Welcome to Al-Joe's. Serving customers from all over Butler County and Southwest Ohio. Al-Joe's can provide you with the latest and best in outdoor power products, but we also do a whole lot more! At Al-Joe's Pet & Garden, you can pick up items such as plants, fertilizers, grass seed, mulch, wild bird supplies, and pet supplies. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help guide you to the best products for your needs.

Al-Joe’s Lawn & Garden

S A L E S , PA R T S , S E R V I C E Al-Joe’s Lawn & Garden West Chester Location 4902 Union Center Pavilion Drive West Chester Township, Butler County, Ohio 45069 (513) 894-3291

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Al-Joe’s Pet & Garden Hamilton Location 173 N Brookwood Ave, Hamilton, OH 45013 (513) 894-3291

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Wetlands Park - Natural beauty abounds along the paved and chipped trails of this park - perfect for jogging, biking or just an afternoon stroll. Four unique ponds offer a variety of habitats for wildlife - the Wetlands is home to nature at its finest. A State of Ohio Fishing License is required for all persons over 16 years of age. Come for a hike, stay for a picnic and relax beside the pond. Frogs, birds, fish- who knows what you’ll see! Address: 6950 Lesourdsville West Chester Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45011 Phone:(513) 759-7500

> CONTINUED Keehner Park - 123-acre public park located in West Chester, Ohio. The park is locally renown as a location for various community events, such as free concerts and outdoor performances. The park offers playgrounds, picnic shelters, athletic and sport areas, walking trails, and several additional utilities. Address: 7411 Barret Rd, West Chester Township, OH 45069 Phone: (513) 759-7312

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Gracie’s is a beautiful independent restaurant with delicious Chef-Inspired food and great service!

Allen Park 5440 Joann Drive Liberty Township, OH 45044 Cherokee Park 4616 Watoga Drive Liberty Township, OH 45044 Dudley Memorial Park 5700 Yankee Road Liberty Township, OH 45044 Dudley Woods Park 5591 Hankins Road Liberty Township, OH 45011 Fort Liberty Playland 6845 Van Gorden Road Liberty Township, OH 45011 Reserves Park and Disc Golf Course 5119 Grandin Ridge Drive Liberty Township, OH 45011 Turnbridge Park 5889 Laurel Run Drive Liberty Township, OH 45011 2020

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The Fetchington Pet Hotel is a fabulous place for your dogs to play and socialize at doggie daycare or overnight in private rooms. Our dogs Love this place and come home exhausted, which is great for a 1-year old pup. - Nancy Vincent

PET-FRIENDLY PARKS West Chester/Liberty Twp is as pet-friendly as it gets. There are 21 pet-friendly restaurants in West Chester that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. Call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of our pet travel experts. Bone appetit! There are several dog-friendly parks and trails in the area so the entire family can have fun while giving your pet a little outside exploring time. Many dog parks do not permit access to the aggressive breeds, pit bulls or pups under four months of age. Please check with the park for Specific rules.

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Wiggly Field Dog Park is a fenced-in dog park that is located near the Athletic Field Complex within Voice of America MetroPark. The dog park contains the following amenities: two fenced areas (one for large dogs and one for small dogs), benches, and shade structures.

LOCAL TIP We love living at Liberty Center Apartments because of the convenience of having everything below us. We can

Holly’s Dog Park is a dog park was created in 2010, built alone on donations by a girl scout earning her Gold Award. Holly Wolfe built this park the summer before entering The Ohio State University to pursue her goal to be a veterinarian. Built for the dogs!

support business owners, enjoy the music on summer nights and love the indoor dog park. - Will & Alex Holstrom

If you have just moved into Butler County or if you just acquired a new dog, you must purchase a license. For all tag and leash law simply contact the Auditor’s licensing division at 513-887-3160.

DOGGIE DAY CARE AND BOARDING The Fetchington Pet Hotel www.fetchington.com 

American Bark Park www.AmericanBarkPark.com

Dog Day Every Day www.dogdayeveryday.com

Unleashed Dog Daycare www.unleashedboarding.net

West Chester Pet Resort & Spa www.wcpetresort.com

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OUR PASSION ONE STOP FOR ALL YOUR PETS NEEDS! Vaccines Special Once A Month Fear Free Certified Staff

Medical • Boarding • Grooming • Online store

Dr. Gary Smith • Dr. Kate Johansen Dr. Fidan Kaptan • Dr. Erin Schelle

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COFFEE BUT FIRST,

LOCAL TIP Cavu coffee off Tylersville road makes a perfect cubano and has the friendliest baristas in the business. Consistent high-quality java. I didn’t know good coffee until I started patronizing this coffee house. So pretty inside too if you have time to enjoy your coffee out of a real mug. They will even make the designs in the foam. Love this place so much! - Krista S.

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LOCAL > COFFEE Triple Moon Coffee Company is 20 years in the making. We will offer a place to come and get a great drink and offer a relaxing, peaceful place to enjoy yourself and each other. We will have a student pit that will offer desktops for study group study tables and a great place to hang out. We will offer homemade sandwiches and baked goods made with love. 1100 Central Ave, Middletown, OH 45044 (513) 849-2220 CAVU Coffee is a full-service coffee boutique with drive-thru service. Cavu Coffee brings the people of West Chester and the surrounding communities the highest quality handcrafted coffee beverages around. We offer coffee from La Terza Artisan Coffee Roasterie. Our coffee is roasted in small batches right here in the Cincinnati area! We’ve worked closely with our roaster to bring you the freshest, highest quality beans available. Our experienced baristas will be crafting beverages behind a La Marzocco espresso machine hand made in Florence, Italy!  Address: 7755 Cox Ln, West Chester Township, OH 45069   (513) 755-2288

Triple Moon Coffee Company

Coffee Beans & BrewHometown coffee shop serving up fresh and locally roasted drip coffee, lattes, and so much more! Fresh in-house made baked goods in a friendly atmosphere. 7051 Yankee Rd.   Liberty Township, Ohio 45044   (513)-779-8600

CAVU coffee

True West Coffee Shop - We have two locations in Hamilton, OH. Both offer coffee, specialty drinks, breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Visit us at 313 Main St and 221 High St (513) 668-1488 www.truewestcoffee.com

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The Tea Parlor- A tea room in Liberty Township, Ohio, Triple Moon Coffee Company serving formal afternoon tea each week on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Hours of operation are from noon to 5:00pm. We serve full afternoon tea, as well as dessert tea, cream tea, or savory tea, and children’s regular or party tea. Our food is made from scratch using the finest of ingredients including a majority of organic meats, fruits, and dairy products. We avoid HFCS and trans fats. Our menu changes monthly to highlight the season’s finest flavors! Over 50 different types of loose leaf teas are available, as well as our signature pineapple-ginger iced tea. 5605 Yankee Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45044   (513) 777-3949 Westchester and Liberty Township 31


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Cheers Drink It All In! Microbrews, craft cocktails, wine selections that WOW! - the West Chester/Liberty twp area offers something for all to sip on. But where to go when you're ready for a cold one? Who has the finest of wines, the heartiest of hard ciders, the best and boldest Craft brews? When you're looking to live it up and drink it all in, take the insider route.

The Wise Owl Wine Bar is a casual/upscale wine and tapas bar located in West Chester, Ohio. It’s the perfect destination for a date night out with an intimate setting, great entertainment and a collection of over 200 wines from around the World. 6206 Muhlhauser Rd, West Chester OH 45069   (513) 860-9463 West Central Wine A place to meet and gather where wine is for everyone, West Central is a wine shop and bar serving 20+ wines by the glass, the best local beer and bourbon selections, and homemade appetizers and lite bites. 1120 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio 45044   (513) 433-1074 White Dog Distilling Company  -We are producing very fine, very smooth spirits of Rum, Agave Spirits, Vodka & Gin that we now sell by the bottle as well as making cocktails in our full-size bar. We will soon barrel Rum, Agave Spirits & of course bourbon. Our goal is to make high-quality craft spirits such as rum, vodka, gin, bourbon & agave. Our bar will showcase Ohio’s craft distilling & brewing industry.   1357 Central Ave, Middletown, OH 45044   (513) 800-3411

LOCAL TIP I love Cozy’s great atmosphere whether it’s drinks with friends, a low key date night, or brunch with the family. The Outdoor patio is amazing and we love the live music on summer nights! - Mandi Sarver

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Hello Craft Beer Lovers The micro-brewing sensation has begun it’s crisp and hoppy takeover in West Chester and Liberty Township. Sip on ice cold, flavorful brews with friends and enjoy these incredible breweries. Grainworks Brewing Company - Built on the same soil from which Cincinnati’s greatest breweries harvested their grain, Grainworks Brewing pours that rich history into every glass. It’s beer with a heritage. It’s beer with a soul. You’ll find an engaging atmosphere and incredible brews at Grainworks in West Chester. 7790 Service Center Dr.   West Chester Township, Butler County, Ohio 45069   (513) 480-2337 FigLeaf Brewing Company - Brews, board games, and even cold brew coffee on tap! Spend an afternoon on FigLeaf’s dog-friendly patio. 3387 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd. Middletown, Ohio (513) 773-1930 Municipal Brew Works - Located in the historic Fredrick Mueller building in downtown Hamilton, Ohio. The Tap room is open 6 days a week from Tuesday-Sunday.  We have a huge patio area to soak up the sun and we’re dog and family-friendly! A brewery with delicious drinks and a relaxing atmosphere. 20 High St Box 19, Hamilton, Ohio 45011   (513) 642-2424 DogBerry Brewing - Nearly 20 brews on tap, an air hockey table and a 1930’s Skee-Ball machine, DogBerry knows how to keep their guests entertained.   9964 Crescent Park Dr. West Chester Township, Butler County, Ohio 45069   (513) 847-8208 Rolling Mill Brewing Company - Ohio’s first gluten-free brewery has planted its roots in Middletown. 16 1st Ave, Middletown, Ohio 45044 (513) 217-4444

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WEST CHESTER/LIBERTY TOWNSHIP

YOUTH SPORTS PROGRAMS Sports are a fun way for kids to be active. They also help kids learn new skills, be part of a team, work with coaches, and enjoy competition. For parents, being involved, as a coach, spectator, or volunteer is a way to spend time with your kids and show that you’re interested in what they do. Here are some of the area sports league you can check out.

i9 Sports 5500 Princeton Road Liberty Township, OH 45011 Director: Dixie Hazelbaker Office: 513-442-3947 West Chester Twp. - RECREATION/SPORTS There are multiple organizations that offer club sports and/ or recreational programming for West Chester residents of all ages. Many of the programs register players early, so please plan accordingly.  Baseball • Basketball • Flag Football Soccer • Lacrosse • Volleyball 34 BeLocal

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SOCCER Cincinnati United Soccer Club: www.cincinnatiunitedsoccer.com Lakota Sports Organization (soccer, baseball, softball, football): www.lakotasports.org Ohio Elite Soccer Academy: www.ohioelite.com Southern Ohio Adult Soccer Association: www.soasa.com West Chester Soccer Club: www.wcsoccer.org

LOCAL TIP My parents have been getting lunch meat (and all other deli products, really) from Steve’s meats my whole life (we’ve always lived here). I go there to get stuff when they can’t make it. They have always had excellent customer service, and products. 100% recommend them. Stan the donut man is right next door with donuts too and they are my favorites! - Halie A.

HOCKEY Cincinnati Amateur Hockey: www.cincinnatihockey.org LACROSSE Lakota Lacrosse: www.lakotalacrosse.org FOOTBALL & CHEER Lakota Sports Organization (soccer, baseball, softball, football): www.lakotasports.org Lakota Stallions Youth Football and Cheer: lakotastallions.sfl1st.com Lakota Tomahawks Youth Football: www.lakotatomahawks.com Northern Cincinnati Upward Sports (basketball, flag football, cheerleading): www.cincyupward.org West Chester Outlaws Football and Cheer: www.wcoutlaws.org BASKETBALL Lakota Thunderbirds Basketball: www.tbirdhoops.org Northern Cincinnati Upward Sports (basketball, flag football, cheerleading): www.cincyupward.org BASEBALL/SOFTBALL Lakota Sports Organization (soccer, baseball, softball, football): www.lakotasports.org Pisgah Youth Organization (baseball, softball): www.pyobaseball.org CHEER/GYMNASTICS/TUMBLING AND DANCE Midwest Cheer Elite: www.midwestcheerelite.com West Chester Academy: www.westchesteracademy.com 2020

Flip n Twist: www.flipntwist.com Star Performance: www.starperformancecentre.com Empire Premier Academy: www.epaallstars.com Perfection Gymnastics School: www.perfectiongymnastics.com SWIMMING Goldfish Swim School: goldfishswimschool.com/west-chester Bear Paddle Swim School: www.bearpaddle.com/locations/masonohio-swim-lessons

MARTIAL ARTS Buckner Martial Arts: www.bucknermartialarts.com Jorge Gurgel Martial Arts: www.jgmma.com Martin Martial Arts: www.martinmartialarts.com Red Tiger Martial Arts: redtigerswc.com Legacy Martial Arts Academy: www.legacy-ohio.com Sacan Family Martial Arts Center: www.sacanmartialarts.com

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Perfect for fashionistas, bargain-hunters, style mavens and furniture finders!

SHOP BEST PLACES TO

For every style of shopping experience, we've got you covered. From Shopping districts, unique boutiques, eclectic antique shops, and Liberty Center; a premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. You can shop until you drop!

LOCAL TIP

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WEST CHESTER IKEA The only IKEA in Ohio is located in West Chester. The oneof-a kind Swedish retailer calls Butler County home and with 344,000 sq. ft. of home furnishings, IKEA Cincinnati is a shopper’s delight. Featuring 10,000 exclusively-designed items, 48 room settings, and a 350-seat restaurant, and a children’s area, IKEA offers shoppers trendy and chic designs at affordable prices.

the owner is lovely too! I was excited to find this little gem that carries beautifully unique and affordable offerings. Stop in, you’ll love Wildfire too! - Dana A.

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THE FRONTGATE OUTLET houses modern and fashionable designs for the home, garden, and traveling needs. Frontgate brands include Ballard Designs, accents for home and garden; Garnet Hill, natural fiber home furnishings; Smith & Noble, customized window treatments. 8939 Union Centre Blvd. West Chester OH 45069 2020


LOCAL > SHOPPING GUIDE WEST CHESTER ANTIQUE CENTER Featuring one of the best collections and offerings of antiques and furniture in the area you don’t want to miss the West Chester Antique Mall. This spacious building is home to everything you could ask for in an antique mall. 4924 Union Centre Pavilion Dr. West Chester OH 45069 (513) 486-2098

Streets of West Chester

THE STREETS OF WEST CHESTER is located just off the Union Center exit, the Streets of West Chester offers a day of shopping like no other. From unique shops and fine dining, to blockbuster favorites like Barnes & Noble, PF Changs and our huge, innovative AMC West Chester 18 Theater. There is plenty of easy, on-site parking for your convenience. So bring the whole family and make a full day of Cincinnati’s newest shopping craze! 9465 Civic Centre Blvd. West Chester OH 45069   (513) 759-6800 VOICE OF AMERICA SHOPPING Shop until you drop at the Voice of America Centre. This outdoor shopping center features popular retailers like Target, TJ Maxx, Michael’s, Maurice’s, Carter’s, Kirkland’s, Pier 1 Imports, Bath & Body Works, Hallmark, an Aveda Salon and many more. The centers also include great places to grab a bite to eat like Panera Bread, Soho Japanese Bistro, and more!   7644 Voice of America Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45069

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FRYER & SONS

PAINTING A family-owned painting company that offers a variety of services for your home.

Hard work, commitment and devotion to excellence is the driving force that separates us from our competition. We deliver a professional service from start to finish with a job well done and a project that has a lasting value. Call us for a free estimate.

www.fryerandsonspaintingcompany.vistaprintdigital.com

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One of the best jewels of West Chester is Entertrainment Junction. For young and old! We all have a season pass there, we love it! I take my grandkids kids there often. - Vicki H.

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LIBERTY TOWNSHIP Liberty Township is alive with a growing small business scene as well as vibrant, large developments. Explore this dynamic community with the whole family. LIBERTY CENTER Shop, sip on cocktails, laugh until you cry at a comedy show or take your little ones to play at the splash pad. Find all of this and more at Butler County’s Liberty Center. This one-of-a-kind destination packs fun, food and fashion all into one place. With over 60 places to shop, dine and be entertained, you’ll experience something new each and every visit. Be sure to check out Liberty Center’s events schedule to see what’s happening! Extend the fun with a stay at Ohio’s first AC by Marriott hotel, an upscale urban design hotel, which overlooks the excitement of Liberty Center. www.liberty-center.com 38 BeLocal

CINCINNATI PREMIUM OUTLETS Find an exciting collection of 100 outlet stores from top designers and name brands at Cincinnati Premium Outlets® including Coach, Michael Kors, kate spade new york, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, and Under Armour. Conveniently located halfway between Cincinnati and Dayton, off I-75, Exit 29 in Monroe, the mall offers a beautiful outdoor, single-level shopping experience.

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HAMILTON’S UNIQUE SHOPS AND BOUTIQUES SARA’S HOUSE specializes in the unique and celebrates in the repurposed, offering one of a kind furniture, accessories, women’s clothing, gifts, decor and more.   www.sarashousehamilton.com

SECRETLY SHABBY is a boutique located in Hamilton. Offers Paint Classes | Wedding Decor | Chalk Mineral Paint |Gifts & Accessories  www.secretlyshabbyonmain.com

FLEURISH HOME Curated selection of modern & traditional casual comfort style home decor plus unique gifts for him, her and baby. DIY experts helping you find your beautiful with Jolie Paints and more! www.fleurishhome.com

WILDFIRE HOME & GIFT Unique gifts at affordable prices. boho + modern unique home decor + inspirational + faith gifts www.linktr.ee/wildfirehamilton.com

TWO LITTLE BUDS Wedding and Event Florist. local. organic. fresh from the farm. www.twolittlebuds.com

3RD STREET MUSIC 3rd Street Music offers professional music lessons on all instruments for all ages, new and used instruments for sale, as well as band supplies and accessories.

HIP BOUTIQUE An eclectic collection of clothing and accessories for you and your home. Shophipboutique.com

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WHERE WE

WORSHIP Is finding a place to pray, to sing, to find peace, to take your family for worship of just to feel welcome important to you? If so, you’ll find that here

BAPTIST Lakota Hills Baptist Church www.lakotahillsbaptist.com

NON-DENOMINATIONAL Crossroads-Mason crossroads.net/mason

Tri County Baptist Church www.tricountybaptist.org

Four Corners Community Church www.4cornerschurch.com

CATHOLIC Saint John Church www.stjohnwc.org

The River Church www.hittheriver.com

St. Gertrude the Great Church www.sgg.org St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish www.saint-max.org

West Chester Presbyterian Church www.westchesterpresbyterian.com

EPISCOPALIAN Saint Anne Episcopal Church www.saintanne-wc.org LUTHERAN Lord of Life Lutheran Church www.lol-lutheran.com METHODIST Cornerstone United Methodist www.cornerstonechurch.org

Liberty Sandwich Factory. “Fast food that is good! We

PRESBYTERIAN Crestview Presbyterian Church www.crestviewchurch.com

CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE www.main.tricountynaz.org

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PENTECOSTAL Princeton Pike Church of God www.ppcog.com

Love the handbuilt sandwiches and soups! The sandwiches have more meat and trimmings than bread (but the bread is tasty also). - Rick Shively

HINDU Hindu Temple of Greater Cincinnati www.cincinnatitemple.com ISLAMIC CENTER Islamic Center of Cincinnati www.cincinnatiislamiccenter.org JEWISH Beth Israel Congregation www.bethisraelcongregation.net

Faith Community United Methodist Church www.faithcommunityumc.org

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heart A COMMUNITY WITH

There are many opportunities for residents to become involved in the community through volunteerism. Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty www.wclfoundation.org Sleep in Heavenly Peace www.wclfoundation.org Edge Teen Center www.facebook.com/EDGEteencenter1 Reach Out Lakota www.facebook.com/pg/ROLakota Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty www.facebook.com/bgcwcl

C3 Caring Community Collaborative www.c3ohio.org

PAWS Adoption Center www.pawsadoptioncenter.org

Companions on a Journey www.companionsonajourney.org

Animal Friends Humane Society www.animalfriendshs.org

Hope House Mission www.hhmission.org

Safe Haven Farm www.safehavenfarms.org

Open Door Food Pantry www.opendoorfoodpantry.org

Made to Love www.made-to-love.org

Butler County United Way www.bc-unitedway.org

Experience www.hamiltonfoundation.org

Hands2Hope www.hands2hope.org

Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. ... And volunteering is a two-way street: It can benefit you and your family as much as the cause you choose to help. Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your network, and make a difference in your community. 2020

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I’m Ali Wolfe, I’m a third generation photographer, this means I’ve been in the industry, truly my entire life. I attended Ohio University (go Bobcats!) where I studied Commercial Photography

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FAMILY ACTIVITIES

and business. I specialize in Commercial, Family and event photography. I’m a mother to two wonderful little girls, a wife to an incredible man, and a lover of beautiful light and documenting real moments. I hope we get the opportunity to meet in person!

IN WEST CHESTER/LIBERTY TWP, YOU'LL FIND ENDLESS THINGS TO DO TO MAKE LIFELONG MEMORIES AND HAVE A FANTASTIC TIME WITH LOVED ONES, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS.

The Cone is a Seasonal local ice cream store in West Chester, Ohio. We pride ourselves on serving quality soft serve, sherbet and frozen yogurt in a family-friendly environment. Open April–Early October! 6855 Tylersville Rd., West Chester Township, Butler County, OH 45069 (513) 779-7040 www.thecone.com

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Book Bums is full of hundreds of children’s books, cozy reading nooks, and interactive games and scavenger hunts specifically designed for young readers. Take your little one on a literary adventure while you sip on a delicious latte for the Book Bums coffee shop. The cafe will be up and running in a few short months! 7967 Cincinnati Dayton Rd., West Chester, OH 45069 (513) 847-1471 www.bookbums.com. The WEB Extreme Entertainment Full of indoor fun, The Web offers mini bowling, an arcade, indoor go-carts, laser tag, glow putt, climbing wall, escape room and a full cafe and eating area. 7172 Cincinnati Dayton Rd., West Chester, OH 45069 (513) 860-2882 www.FunAtTheWeb.com 

EnterTRAINment Junction EnterTRAINment Junction is loads of fun for kids AND adults! Check out the model train as it runs through the history of trains in the US, check out the model of Cincinnati’s Coney Island upstairs, play in the indoor play area that includes a small train ride, indoor climbing area and a space for toddlers and enjoy the A-Maze-N Funhouse! 7379 Squire Ct., West Chester, OH 45069 (513)898-8000, www.entertrainmentjunction.com 

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Niederman Family Farm: Give the kids a glimpse into life on the farm. This working farm features tours, hayrides, livestock, bonfire pits, barn rentals and a variety of autumn and events. Niederman Family Farm is also home to Paintball Country, the largest paintball facility in the area. 5110 LeSourdsville West Chester Rd., Hamilton, Ohio 45011 (513) 779-3228 www.niedermanfamilyfarm.com

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> CONTINUED Jungle Jim’s International Market Wander through the lush, tropical thickets that are the aisles of the world-renowned, Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield. Entry and browsing this 200,000-square-foot destination are totally free. Admire unique products and delicacies from all over the world! 5440 Dixie Highway Fairfield, OH 45014 (513) 674-6000, www.junglejims.com iFLY Liberty Township Your guests will defy gravity and experience body flight with indoor skydiving, taught by highly-trained, certified coaches. 7689 Warehouse Row  Liberty Township, Butler County, OH 45069 (513) 901-4359 www.iflyworld.com  Main Event offers a unique, “EatBowlPlay” experience featuring state-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, thrilling high ropes adventure courses, captivating game rooms featuring the latest video and amusement, stylish billiards, energetic bars and high-quality restaurants. In addition to providing free WiFi, guests rave about the superior value of activities including happy hour specials, combination deals, and the birthday, private and corporate parties/events. 9477 Oxford Way  West Chester Township, Butler County, OH 45069   (513) 777-1700 Topgolf Test out your swing and hit microchipped golf balls, that are tracked for accuracy and distance. Score points by hitting targets and have a friendly competition in your climate-controlled bay, where you can also order from an impressive food and beverage menu. No golf skills are necessary. 9568 Water Front Drive West Chester Township, Butler County, OH 45069  (513) 342-6249  www.topgolf.com/us/west-chester Kings Island is a 364-acre amusement park located within 15 miles East of West Chester/Liberty Twp. in Mason, Ohio. Owned and operated by Cedar Fair, the park first opened in 1972 by the Taft Broadcasting Company. 6300 Kings Island Dr. Mason, OH 45040 (513) 754-5700

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SPENGA 7996 Princeton Glendale Rd Suite 101 West Chester, OH 45069

Jazzercise 7967 Cincinnati Dayton Rd g1, West Chester Twp, OH 45069

TITLE Boxing Club 4879 Princeton Rd, Liberty Twp, OH 45011

Orangetheory Fitness 3397 Princeton Rd #105, Hamilton, OH 45011 7641 Voice of America Centre Dr, West Chester Twp, OH 45069

Club Pilates 7554 Voice of America Centre Dr, West Chester Twp, OH 45069 Grace Tree Yoga & Growth Studio 8933 Cincinnati Dayton Rd, West Chester Twp, OH 45069 R.I.S.E. FIT 112 S 2nd St, Hamilton, OH 45011

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LA Fitness 9282 Allen Rd, West Chester Twp, OH 45069 7730 Dudley Dr, West Chester Twp, OH 45069 FitWorks 7060 Ridgetop Dr, West Chester Twp, OH 45069

Crossfit Cornerstone and Cornerstone Fitness 7782 Service Center Dr, West Chester Twp, OH 45069 Crossfit Ironside 6789 Lakota Ln, Liberty Twp, OH 45044 World Gym 9481 Princeton Glendale Rd, West Chester Twp, OH 45011 iLoveKickboxing 7334 Tylers Corners Dr, West Chester Twp, OH 45069 Strive Fitness and Performance 11 East Ave, Monroe, OH 45050

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LOCAL > HEALTHCARE

HOSPITALS West Chester and Liberty Township have many hospitals located throughout the county, each offering outstanding services and the nation’s finest physicians for your healthcare needs. These hospitals include Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus, West Chester Hospital – UC Health, The Christ Hospital, TriHealth Bethesda Butler Hospital. Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus 7777 Yankee Rd. Liberty Township, OH 45069 (513) 803-9600 www.cincinnatichildrens.org Services Offered: Emergency department, laboratory and radiology (X-ray), outpatient surgery and a specialty in pediatric medical and surgical specialty clinics

West Chester Hospital - UC

Proton Therapy Center

West Chester Hospital – UC Health 7700 University Dr. West Chester, OH 45069 (513) 298-3000 uchealth.com/westchesterhospital Services Offered: Cardiology and cath lab, emergency services, endoscopy, hospital-based clinics, imaging, orthopedics, pharmacy, physical and occupational therapy, pulmonology and respiratory care, robotic surgical system, surgical services and women’s health services. The Christ Hospital Medical Center- Liberty Township 6939 Cox Rd Middletown, OH 45069 Phone: (513) 648-7800 Services Offered: Family birthing center, surgical services, an emergency room, comprehensive radiology and imaging, physical therapy, general surgery, dermatology, endocrinology, podiatry, as well as physician services, including primary care, orthopedics, cardiology, urology, and more. TriHealth Bethesda Butler Hospital 3125 Hamilton Mason Rd. Hamilton, OH 45011 (513) 894-8888 www.trihealth.com Services Offered: Emergency department, laboratory, physical therapy, imaging, radiology and diagnostic services, medical services and a sleep center

Children’s Hospital Liberty Campus

The Christ Hospital

LOCAL TIP Based on my experience it’s important for new residents to get a handle right away of the amazing school district, hospitals etc. Also, Top Golf and IKEA, iFLY are three unique venues that you don’t simply find just anywhere and West Chester was their chosen location in the Cincinnati area. Also, West Chester and Liberty township has been voted as top communities in which to live more than once!! - Tonya Wyatt

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This section has been created to give you easier access when searching for a trusted neighborhood vendor to use. Take a minute to familiarize yourself with the businesses sponsoring the publication. These local businesses are proud to partner with you and make this magazine possible. Please support these businesses and thank them for supporting the publication! ANIMAL HOSPITAL/

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