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LIFESTYLE LETTER

OCTOBER 2019 PUBLISHER

Michelle Moody | Michelle.Moody@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

Laura Leavitt | Laura.Leavitt@LifestylePubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Tera Michelson

A Slice of Comfort ARE YOU HUNGRY? We’re sure you will be when you read—or should we say devour—this issue, the most drool-worthy one of the year: the annual food and wine

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Tera Michelson, Amanda Stout CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Richard Alexander, Len Kaltman—West Chester Corporate Photography, Remember When Portraits

issue. We spent the last few months scouring the streets in search of the most delectable bites West Chester and Liberty Township have to offer. This year our food focus was on everyday comfort foods and delicious desserts. We visited one of the newest restaurants in West Chester—Skally’s. Their menu ranges from gourmet pizzas to Mediterranean treats. Learn more about the history behind this local eatery and enjoy a preview of some of our favorites on their menu. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll have your choice of stories this month. We sampled over a dozen different donuts from the Donut Trail shops located in West Chester and Liberty Township. It was a tough job, but we narrowed it down to our favorites across three categories. If you want to try a unique do-at-home dessert, check our tips and recipes for creating your own S'mores Bar.

CORPORATE TEAM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt

Don’t worry wine lovers, we didn’t forget you. Read about the premier fall wine

CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry

event at Basil’s on Market. Then turn to page 50 we share gift ideas for what to give

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore

the wine lover in your life.

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson

While we don’t like to play favorites, the food and wine issue is near and dear to our hearts. After all, food is not only nourishing and delicious, but it also brings people together—whether it’s a special anniversary dinner, a much-needed lunch break with coworkers, a friend’s birthday or even a casual weeknight meal with family. The

EDITORIAL MANAGER Nicolette Martin AD MANAGER Chad Jensen REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR Eric Williams WEB APPLICATIONS Michael O’Connell

dining table is a natural gathering place for our loved ones. Choose the perfect table to set for your friends and family from the variety at Watson’s, featured in this issue. Food is often considered one of life’s great pleasures. So, dig in and enjoy this slice of comfort. ARIZONA | CALIFORNIA | COLORADO | CONNECTICUT | FLORIDA | GEORGIA

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INSIDE THE ISSUE OCTOBER 2019

FEATURES 21 Fall Family Getaway Visit The Henry Ford for an educational weekend escape

29 Blazing the Butler County Donut Trail Taste-test West Chester’s fried-dough delights

32 Come Home to Skally’s Age-old recipes and family are the heart of local restaurant

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38 Gather Round Explore beautiful customized dining table options

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DEPARTMENTS 6

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

18

Hops & Vine

32 Locally Owned 38 Open House 43 Culinary Creations

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46 Lifestyle Calendar 50 Parting Thoughts


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2019 HOME EXPO The 3rd annual Home Expo at Carriage Hill is set for October 19 from 10 a.m.—4 p.m. This free community event is presented by West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle and Mason & Deerfield Lifestyle. The Home Expo begins in the Terry Gatehouse at 5116 Carriage House Blvd, near the main entrance to Carriage Hill off 747 in Liberty Township. Visit vendors in the home services industry, medical teams, financial experts, pet services and more. After touring the booths, you are invited to take a tour of the stunning model homes at Carriage Hill. Every half hour we’ll be giving away prizes worth a total of over $3,000, so come early for more chances to win. The MidPointe Library bookmobile will be present as well. This is a FREE event, but we do ask that visitors make a suggested donation of

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Local business professionals are invited to attend the annual UCBMA

What is the UCBMA? The Union Centre Boulevard Merchant Association (UCBMA ) is a group of enthusiastic local merchants promoting the Union Centre community while supporting fellow member businesses and local causes. Our Mission is to promote the Union Centre Boulevard Central Business District as the business and retail center of West Chester by supporting existing businesses and encouraging new commerce within the Union Centre Boulevard corridor.

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ARTICLE AMANDA STOUT | PHOTOGRAPHY REMEMBER WHEN PORTRAITS

A TA S T E

OF FALL FALL IN LOVE WITH WINE As the weather gets colder, it’s time to enjoy some cozy indoor activities with your family and friends. What if you can also prepare for the holidays at the same time? Consider attending the Basil’s On Market fall wine event for a taste of California wines that could be the stars of your holiday table or make the perfect gifts. There will be more than 70 wines from the California region to sample, including Prisoner and Orin Swift labels, to name a few. If you enjoy what you taste, you’ll be able to purchase bottles to take home at an amazing discount. Guests can nibble on

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DATE: Saturday, November 16

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TIME: 5–7 p.m.

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ARTICLE MICHELLE MOODY PHOTOGRAPHY MICHELLE MOODY, JAMES HAEFNER, & KMS PHOTOGRAPHY

y l i m a F Fall

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With summer vacation two months over AND WINTER BREAK CLOSE TO THREE MONTHS AWAY, FAMILIES MAY BE GETTING ANTSY FOR A GETAWAY. With the school year in full swing, leaving town for vacation isn’t always practical. We found the perfect solution—a family-friendly weekend escape to Dearborn, Michigan—less than four hours away. Dearborn is overflowing with American history, and I brought my eleven and fourteen-year-old sons along to make sure our itinerary was kid-tested and approved.

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Stay

The most iconic and historic hotel in the area is the Dearborn Inn, built in 1931 by Henry Ford.

The stately hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places and abounds with interesting stories. The old-world elegance can be felt throughout the lobby and 23 landscaped outdoor areas. Each distinctive guest room has modern amenities and unique period décor that harkens back to its early history. If you’re looking for a truly unique experience, guests can reserve one of the five colonial homes on the property, each modeled after the home of an historic American figure. The Ten Eyck Tavern is an on-site, family-friendly choice that will please parents with its wide-ranging menu and creative cocktails while still satisfying the kids with its comfortable seating and kid-friendly food choices. For a more formal dining experience, Edison’s offers a grand breakfast buffet and dinners to tempt the taste buds.

The Barbara Fritchie colonial home at the Dearborn Inn

Explore

Henry Ford was a true visionary whose legacy

goes well beyond the automotive empire he created. Greenfield Village was born from his wish to preserve history and create a unique hands-on educational experience at his Edison Institute where students would “learn by doing.” It was never meant to be a tourist attraction, but rather a place to create future innovators. While the school is no longer in operation, Ford’s mission of “inspiring people to learn from these traditions to help shape a better future” lives on through the unique interactions and experiences families enjoy at Greenfield Village. Greenfield Village is comprised of seven districts, ranging from an historic Main Street to homes of historical figures. As visitors explore, they are transported back to a time when vintage Model Ts and horse-drawn omnibuses buzz through the streets.

A view of Edison's lab.

Our favorite district was Edison’s Menlo Park complex, where some of his biggest inventions were created. Visitors can view his actual lab and experience a live audio recording on an 1877 phonograph. The “Working Farms” district brings 19th-century farming to life. Workers still run the farm using equipment and methods dating back more than a hundred years. My sons’ favorite building at Greenfield Village was the Davison-Gerson Gallery of Glass. This collection of over 10,000 pieces of glass showcase this unique form of art in vivid display.

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One of the most surprisingly interesting stops was the weaving shop, where we learned how the Jacquard loom was the first use of binary code and served as a precursor to modern computing science. If your little ones are feeling weary, make sure to visit the home of Noel Webster. Not only will you learn just how much he contributed to our current education system, but there is also an informative eight-minute movie recorded by sixth graders. Sitting down to watch it will give your tired feet a rest. The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation takes you on a tour of many of America’s greatest inventions. Broken into ten different sections, families can explore the history of flight, trains, automobiles and more. Our favorite area was “Driving America,” a chronological display of how automobiles have evolved since the early 1900s. Each vehicle is presented with great detail, including showing how long a family would have had to work to afford it. If your little ones aren’t much for reading historical facts, computer screens with interactive games are dispersed throughout this section. Our favorite game guided us to make improvements to the Ford Model A car to create the Model B, then Model N and then, eventually, the Model T. The museum also has an impressive array of important historical artifacts, including the bus where Rosa Parks took her stand, presidential vehicles and even Abraham Lincoln’s rocking chair.

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Dearborn, Michigan

The “Your Place in Time” section was another favorite, displaying everyday technology from the twentieth century. I was able to show my kids some of the toys and games I cherished as a child, and we created our own MTV music video with a green screen. Our last stop was the Ford Rouge Factory Tour. The factory stretches over a mile and a half long and three-quarters of a mile wide. The factory tour has five sections which includes two movies, an overlook of their living roof and a self-guided tour of the actual assembly plant. Visitors get to watch from an elevated walkway as workers assemble the vehicles. Our trip to Dearborn had something to please everyone in the family. My kids loved the hands-on experiences and seeing the vehicles, while I loved the history. This trip is perfect for families with kids in sixth grade and older, as it will bring the history lessons they’re learning in school to life. To tackle this trip in a weekend, here is our suggested, two-day itinerary.

T he Itinerary STOP 1

GREENFIELD VILLAGE Start the drive to Dearborn around 8 a.m. and head straight to Greenfield Village, where you’ll have about five hours to explore before they close. Wear your walking shoes and pick a nice fall day—the 80-acre property requires a lot of outdoor walking. As a unique add-on, get the unlimited ride pass so you can ride through the streets in a vintage Model T, hop on a horsedrawn omnibus, take a steam locomotive and

The beautiful Davison-Gerson Gallery of Glass.

ride the carousel. For a family-friendly dining spot, we recommend Taste of History. Their cafeteria-style service allows guests to choose

STOP 3

from historic American dishes in portions that

FORD ROUGE FACTORY TOUR

can be easily shared between family members.

Buses leave every twenty minutes to

THE HENRY FORD

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Blazing the

TASTE-TEST WEST CHESTER'S FRIED-DOUGH DELIGHTS ARTICLE LAURA LEAVITT | PHOTOGRAPHY RICHARD ALEXANDER THE BUTLER COUNTY DONUT TRAIL HAS

Every year, the trail continues to develop, grow-

DELIGHTED VISITORS AND LOCALS ALIKE

ing through new stops, new participation, and

WITH A SCAVENGER HUNT OF SUGARY

even a new donut trail t-shirt each year for the

GOODNESS FOR FOUR YEARS. Nearly 75% of

lucky winners who visit every stop.

the 21,000 people who have completed the trail are

If you haven’t yet participated, the Donut Trail offers

from outside Butler County, making it just as good

the opportunity to visit the many local donut stores

for the area’s tourism economy as it is for the locals

in Butler County, finding out “secret” words along

who snack on the tasty donuts.

the way that, when all assembled on your Donut Trail

“Culinary travel is a big trend right now. People

Passport, earn you a free Donut Trail t-shirt.

love to travel for food,” says Tracy Kocher, director of

As devoted donut fans and West Chester/Liberty

marketing for Butler County Visitors Bureau. “We’ve

locals, we opted to sample the three shops inside our

had people from as far away as Australia. We’ve had

townships: Holtman’s Union Centre location, Stan the

people from 21 countries all over the world.”

Donut Man and the Donut Hole by Milton’s Donuts. CONTINUED >

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THE BUTLER COUNTY DONUT TRAIL

(CON TI N UED)

THE PEANUT BUTTER CUP DONUT

THE PINEAPPLE FRITTER

THE S’MORES DONUT

the HOLE TRUTH We awarded three accolades in our pursuit of local donut excellence. First,

in

the

category

of

STAN THE DONUT MAN

of pastry and delicate glaze on top.

7967 Cincinnati Dayton Rd, West Chester

Most

Finally, for the Most Unique Donut, we

Decadent, we selected the peanut but-

couldn’t get over the Holtman’s S’mores

ter cup donut from the newly-opened

donut, which is covered in graham

HOLTMAN’S DONUTS

Donut Hole by Milton’s Donuts. From

cracker and chocolate. The centerpiece

9558 Civic Centre Blvd, West Chester

crushed peanut butter cup on top to a

was a marshmallow, made in-house and

513.755.1261

filling of creamy peanut butter frosting, it

tinged with caramelized color.

was ooey-gooey love at first bite. For the category of Best Filled

513.759.0016

THE DONUT HOLE BY MILTON’S DONUTS

Donut, we chose the pineapple fritter

8268 Princeton Glendale Road,

from Stan the Donut Man. The fruit

West Chester

filling in this treat transported us to a

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tropical paradise. You’ll enjoy the folds

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BLAZING the TRAIL Every year, there are small changes

actually mixed into the brew. The

to the list of donut trail participants.

results were so scrumptious that stores

This year, The Donut Hole by Milton’s

couldn’t keep the cans on the shelves.

Donuts is the newest shop to be added

“The Sprinkale sold out in 3 days,

to the trail. Other stops have added new

so we are working with them next year

donuts throughout the years.

on a different donut-themed beer,”

“I always say that it is a canvas for

explains Tracy.

creativity; some of our donut mak-

Tracy sees a bright future for the

ers get very creative with what they

trail because of the positive feedback

offer,” says Tracy.

people have shared.

This past summer, a collaboration

“The donuts are the hook, but it’s not

with Rivertown Brewery produced a

really about the donuts. It’s about the

unique Sprinkale, a beer with donuts

connection between people,” she says.

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LOCALLY OWNED

c o m e

h o m e

t o

SKALLY’S AGE-OLD RECIPES AND FAMILY ARE THE HEART OF LOCAL RESTAURANT

ARTICLE TERA MICHELSON | PHOTOGRAPHY LEN KALTMAN—WEST CHESTER CORPORATE PHOTOGRAPHY

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T

HERE’S NOTHING LIKE THE FRESH-BAKED

BREAD

AT

SKALLY’S TO MAKE YOU FEEL AT HOME. When friends and family gather around a table in the West Chester dining room, they are treated to the same tried-andtrue recipes the founding family has been enjoying for genera-

tions. Love and care are stirred into each dish at the restaurant, now run by the Skally children, Ephraim Skally, Drew Skally and Cheryl Deleon. Last month, Skally’s celebrated its one-year anniversary in our community and 42 years of baking in Cincinnati. ALL IN THE FAMILY When Ephraim and Odette Skally brought their young family to Cincinnati, they yearned for the foods they had eaten as they courted and lived in New York. Ephraim had worked in a Rhode Island bakery as a child, discovering a passion for baking. As their family grew in Cincinnati, Ephraim often did the cooking and especially enjoyed making pizza. The Skallys opened Old World Bakery in North College Hill in 1977 and began selling their traditional pita bread and later added bagels. Soon following, in 1982, they opened Skally’s restaurant, featuring their own baked goods and Ephraim’s favorite, pizza. “We always loved making pizza at home,” Drew says. “We were from New York and ate a lot of pizza when we were young. This was back when LaRosa’s had one store,” he laughs. “So, Dad would make the dough at home.” “We used to bring bagels and pita back from New York when we would go visit relatives,” Drew adds. “You couldn’t find that

NEW LOCATION, OLD WORLD RECIPES Skally’s made a move to the entertainment complex on Civic Centre Boulevard in 2018. The dining

kind of bread around here.”

room design and décor reveals the rich family history in which it is rooted. Arched doorways invite diners to pull up a chair and stay awhile. Black-and-white family photographs and

TIME LINE

hand-painted art by beloved nieces and nephews adorn the walls. The outdoor, covered

1961

patio with a brick fireplace is one of the best in the area, a relaxing spot to unwind and refuel. “My mom and dad always wanted to branch out,” explains Drew. “So, now they’re gone, but when I came across this spot, I knew it was for us.” “You’ll see photos of Mom and Dad’s engagement party and my mom’s family when she was a girl,” Drew says. “We had a painting party out on the patio for the cousins,” Ephraim Jr. adds. “We let them go wild and hung it all up.”

1977

CONTINUED >

1982

1982

Ephraim and Odette

The Skallys founded Old

After much

Skally’s restaurant

Skally moved to

World Bakery in Cincinnati,

success, Old

was born, featuring

Cincinnati from

introducing pita bread to

World Bakery

pita pocket sand-

New York City.

the area.

expanded.

wiches and pizzas. October 2019 | West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle

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LOCALLY OWNED

(CON TI N U ED)

DID YOU KNOW?

Skally’s has the feel of a family reunion, where favorite dishes are served in generous portions, as if straight from Grandma’s wooden spoon. The family-friendly menu spotlights Mediterranean treats like gyros, hum-

+ The Skally family opened their restaurant to show

mus, pocket sandwiches served in their very own pita

Cincinnatians how to use the pita breads they

bread and out-of-this-world pizzas, but extends to mod-

baked in their Old World Bakery.

ern bistro-style burgers and heaping plates of appetizers like cheese fries and potato skins. Don’t miss their

+ Ephraim had to rework the bagel recipe to match

homemade salad dressings and sauces, tasty toppers to

the Cincinnati palate. New York style bagels were

fresh plates of greens and meats. Be sure to save room

considered too chewy by most midwesterners.

for melt-in-your-mouth baklava, brownies and cookies. “Anyone can make food,” Ephraim Jr. says, “but we like

+ The street address pictured on the Old World Bakery mural in the West Chester dining room is a nod to Odette Skally’s birth year—1933.

to make it the best. You can taste the difference in the depth of quality of our products.” “We make everything. Everything is made with fresh ingredients and in-house,” he adds.

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Owners Drew Skally, left, and Ephraim Skally Jr., right

The next generation of Skallys are car-

Bread is their business—quality and

rying on the family tradition. They divide

efficiency are the Skally legacy. They enjoy

the tasks according to their personal inter-

welcoming folks to their new location

ests and skills, a team united by the desire

to share the family’s love for gathering

to carry out their parents’ dreams and

around the table.

serve delicious food.

“We’ve been doing this a long time—42

“It’s a good team. Everyone has their

years,” Drew says, smiling.

specialty and does what they’re good at,” Ephraim Jr. says.

Come home to Skally’s. There’s always

9558 Civic Centre Boulevard, Suite D, West Chester. 513.342.5004, SkallysRestaurant.com

room for one more.

1986

2018

2019

Old World Bakery

Skally’s opened in West

Skally’s celebrated a

added bagels to its

Chester, achieving

one-year anniversary

production line.

Odette’s dream for a

with a ribbon-cutting

second location.

ceremony.

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“Cincinnati deserves the nation’s best selection of customizable choices,” Lin says. The cornerstone of the collection is a

“It’s where families gather,” says Lin

customizable dining room table and chairs

Bertoncini, senior buyer for dining, media,

experience called the Design Your Own. With

& accessories at Watson’s. “Sharing a meal

many options to choose from, shoppers pick

is one of the biggest social events that

everything from the wood and finish to the

families have, and you do that around a

size and shape, to create a dining set that

dining room table.”

perfectly fits their needs.

As Watson’s has expanded, creating a

“You’ll end up with handcrafted, one-of-a-

40,000 square foot indoor furniture section

kind pieces made in the U.S. or Canada to your

of their new 100,000 square foot showroom

exact specifications,” explains Lin. “No one else

in Evendale, Lin and the indoor buying team

will have anything that looks exactly like it.”

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Also available is the stately selection from Ohio’s Amish Country, and the new Trisha Yearwood collection, which offers a rustic-chic farmhouse table that comes with extension leaves. “Our customers want to customize their room to fit exactly how many people they’re entertaining,” Lin says. “Family of four around the table? Hosting a party for 12? No problem.” The collection contains well-matched side boards, servers and buffet tables as well. “After things are passed around, most people want to set them down out of the way, and not everything you’re serving can fit in the center of the table,” Lin says. “So a side board, server or buffet is the perfect place to set your wine, your glasses or extra food offerings.” No matter what your dining room needs, the ability to customize your choices with artisan, unique touches means that you’ll be excited to gather together this season.

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CULINARY CREATIONS

(CON TI N U ED)

S’MORE

PB+J

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CHOCOLATE GRAHAM CRACKERS + MINT CHOCOLATE + MARSHMALLOWS

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WHAT

YOU NEED + Graham crackers + Chocolate bars + Peanut butter cups + Sprinkles + Sea salt + Chocolate syrup + Caramel syrup + Raspberries + Coconut flakes + Marshmallows + Marshmallow fluff (vegetarian)

WHAT

YOU DO SPRINKLED: Begin with two graham cracker squares. Place one on a microwave-safe plate and top with chocolate bars and a scoop of marshmallow fluff. Set aside. Take the other graham cracker square and spread marshmallow fluff on half (top + bottom), then coat with sprinkles and set aside. Microwave the half with chocolate + marshmallow for 10 seconds, or until marshmallow fluff is melty. Remove and top with sprinkled graham cracker. PB + CHOCO DELIGHT: Begin with two graham cracker squares. Place one on a microwave-safe plate and top with peanut butter cups and a scoop of marshmallow fluff. Microwave for 10 seconds, or until marshmallow fluff is melty. Remove and top with chocolate syrup and second graham cracker square. RASPBERRY COCONUT: Begin with two graham cracker squares. Place one on a microwave-safe plate and top with chocolate bars and a marshmallow. Microwave for 10 seconds, or until marshmallow puffs up. Remove and top with raspberries, coconut flakes and second graham cracker square.

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR Primrose School costume contest

new location in Loveland during the

(ages 0-12). Guests can also enjoy a

DEMYSTIFYING MEDICARE SEMINAR

week of October 8 through 12.

Not-So-Scary Haunted Trail, petting

This celebration of their new shop

zoo and much more, all at no cost.

OCTOBER

3

community to visit and shop at their

features their wide variety of fine

Food and drink will be available for

Emery Federal Credit Union,

jewelry - come see what they have

purchase. WestChesterOH.org

Blue Ash Branch

available! Receive a gift bag featur-

Emery Federal Credit Union invites

ing a Kendra Scott item (quantity

you to attend an educational seminar,

limited). WellingAndCo.com

Demystifying Medicare, on October 3 from 6-7 p.m. Learn how to work through all the options and select the best plan for your personal situation. This educational, no-obligation seminar is open to the public and free.

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STORYTIME IN THE PARK

STEAK & BURGER FOR BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

October 14 and 28, Liberty Township

Dudley Memorial Park

From 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on both and the MidPointe Library system

Savannah Center

are partnering once again to bring

Join the Boys & Girls Club of West

a Storytime at the Park. Enjoy a

Chester/Liberty for the 6th Annual

20-minute storytime and play in the

5

Steak and Burger, where the key-

park. MidpointeLibrary.org

LAKOTA WEST ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW

Lakota West Alum, Nick Hagglund.

Register in advance 513.530.9351. EmeryFCU.org

note speaker will be FC Cincinnati Defender,

Xavier

University

and

Attend this evening of celebration on

Lakota West High School Upper Gym

October 10 at the Savannah Center.

Get a jump start on holiday shop-

Reception is at 5:30 p.m., dinner at

ping while supporting your local

6:30 p.m. BGCWCL.org

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visit the upper gym at Lakota West on October 5 to shop for handmade items. LakotaWestCraftShow.com

17 UCBMA NEW MEMBER EVENT Muhlhauser Barn

Union Centre Boulevard Merchant Association (UCBMA) is having

school at this arts and crafts show.

11-13

their annual new member event

WOMEN'S WELLNESS WEEKEND

an evening of food, fun and net-

October 17 at 5 p.m. in Muhlhauser Barn. All are invited to come for

YMCA Camp Campbell Gard

working.

6

Join other local women for a weekend

and enjoy appetizers and bever-

away of fun, relaxation, exercise and

ages. Please RSVP to Becky at

BETHANY SCHOOL PROSPECTIVE FAMILY OPEN HOUSE

great food. The Women's Wellness

bwilber@ctirest.com. UCBMA.com

Weekend at YMCA Camp Campbell Gard begins with Friday, October 11

Bethany School

check-in between 6 and 8 p.m., and

Visit and get to know Bethany School

concludes on Sunday, October 13

at their Fall Open House for prospec-

at 2 p.m. Call 513-867-0600 Ext# 10

tive families on October 6 from 2

to reserve a place, with costs being

p.m. to 4 p.m. Meet staff, explore the

$125 per person. GMVYMCA.org

may have. BethanySchool.org

8-12

Learn about

UCBMA

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Voice of America MetroPark

A Trick-or-Treat trail designed for both dogs and children, The Howl

school and ask any questions you

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12

runs in VOA MetroPark from 12 p.m.

THE GREAT PUMPKIN FEST

parade. Pre-registration is avail-

to 3 p.m on October 19 and features a Doggy Dash fun run and a dog

Keehner Park

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION OF WELLING AND CO. NEW LOCATION

able online, and children get in free

This free, family-friendly fall festival

with a paid canine entrance fee.

on October 12 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

YourMetroParks.net

Welling and Co., Loveland

features

Welling and Co. are inviting the

including a puppet show and the

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and

entertainment, CONTINUED >


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OCTOBER

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

19

23

Emery Federal Credit Union will host

HOME EXPO

EXPLORE MTCES FAMILY INFORMATION NIGHT

Enjoy games and prizes from 8 a.m.—

Carriage Hill Clubhouse

The second annual Home Expo

an open house as well as a “shred event” to shred documents onsite. 11 a.m. on October 26. EmeryFCU.org

Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School

From 7-8 p.m. in the Sister Anne

West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle is

Schulz Student Center, learn more

Saturday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to

about

4 p.m. Visit vendor booths, tour model

Elementary School’s curriculum, faith

homes, enjoy giveaways and more.

formation, tuition assistance options,

WestChesterandLibertyLifestyle.com

parental involvement, fine arts offer-

Join MidPointe Library in Liberty

ings, foreign language instruction

on October 30 at 5 p.m. for a

and athletics program. You’ll meet

spook-tacular evening of (age-ap-

the administration and babysitting is

propriate) scary stories and eerie

provided. MTCES.org

science experiments. Don’t forget

Carriage

Hill

presented

22 NECK PAIN WORKSHOP Stretch Physical Therapy

Stretch Physical Therapy is hosting a free Neck Pain Workshop October 22 at 6 p.m. at our West Chester clinic. Attendees will learn 3 com-

Mother

Teresa

Catholic

CAMPFIRE TALES

MidPointe Library—Liberty

to wear your costume! This pro-

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gram is appropriate for ages 5 and

ESTATE PLANNING DINNER

NOV 1

Bravo Cucina Italiana, West Chester

up. MidPointeLibrary.org

mon causes of neck pain, how to

Join Edward Jones Financial Advisor

relieve the pain naturally and how

Gage Hemmelgarn, a local attorney,

to keep it away. Space is limited,

and a life insurance specialist on

so call or go online to register.

October 24 at 6 p.m. for a dinner and

StretchPhysicalTherapy.com

discussion of estate planning. Seating

Join other ladies in the most unique

is limited, so contact Lianne at Edward

women’s

Jones at 513.777.5555 to reserve a spot.

opportunity to ever hit Greater

22 LAKOTA SCHOOL BOARD "MEET THE CANDIDATES"

Miami University Voice of America Learning Center

Residents of Liberty Township &

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT SPORTING CLAYS CLASSIC Middletown Sportsmans Club

event

and

networking

Cincinnati on Friday, November 1

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from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ladies Sporting

PLAY IT FORWARD FOR REACH OUT LAKOTA

efiting Junior Achievement. If you

Clays Classic is a women’s sporting clay shoot and wine tasting benhave any questions, please contact

TopGolf

Kari Tucker at Kari.Tucker@ja.org.

West Chester, along with all Lakota

The annual fundraiser for Reach Out

J u n i o rA c h i e ve m e n t . o r g /we b/

teachers, students, parents and

Lakota will happen on October 24

ja-oki-cincinnati

guardians are invited to "Meet the

at 6:30 p.m. Held at Topgolf in West

Candidates" running for the Lakota

Chester, people will get to play fun

Board of Education. Doors open at

golf games, enjoy good food and

6:30 p.m. on October 22 at Miami's

drink and bid on wonderful prizes

VOA Learning Center, and the pro-

all while helping ROL raise money.

gram begins at 7 p.m. The Lakota

ReachOutLakota.org

District Parent Council—DPC hosts this event. LakotaOnline.com/ Community/Volunteer/District_ Parent_Council

LAKOTA EAST AND WEST OPEN HOUSES

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Get to know your local high school

10TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE

school from 10 a.m. to noon to see

during the open houses this fall. On November 2, visit either high

Emery Federal Credit Union,

the campus and meet the staff.

Liberty Branch

LakotaOnline.com

brating 10 years in Liberty Township. West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle | October 2019

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PARTING THOUGHTS

Beyond the Bottle

A NICE BOTTLE OF WINE MAKES A GREAT GIFT FOR ANY OCCASION. However, if you want to think beyond the bottle, explore our picks for what to buy for the wine connoisseur in your life. Visit our Facebook page in October to enter to win some of these items.

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CREATIVE GIFTS FOR WINE CONNOISSEURS ARTICLE MICHELLE MOODY PHOTOGRAPHY LEN KALTMAN— WEST CHESTER CORPORATE PHOTOGRAPHY

1. Vinturi red wine aerator - $21.99, Amazon.com 2. Natural wine glass cork holder - $45, Symmetry Boutique 3. Spiritiles by Houston Llew, glass on copper enabled art - $149, Symmetry Boutique 4. Clay wine tags and magnets $9.50-$12, Symmetry Boutique 5. Double-hinged waiter’s corkscrew - $8, Village Wines of Glendale 6. 2-way wine box and serving tray - $52, Interiors Plus 7. Cheese board and wine cork spreader - $28, Interiors Plus 8. Hand-crafted Buckeye burl wine bottle stopper - $40, Buckeye Pens | *All pricing is as of press time and may change. Wine not included with items. 50

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