November 2017 Around Town

Massage Envy, a national massage and skin care service provider has opened a new location in the popular Summit Woods Crossing Shopping Center off of Chipman Road between Justice and Lane Bryant. The locally-owned franchise will offer customized massage, total body stretch, facials, chemical peels and microderm infusion by licensed therapists and estheticians. The owner, Jennifer Meents, is grateful to be…

October 2017 Around Town

The Lee's Summit community has diligently supported the fight against cancer, and this year, the Lee’s Summit West Titan volleyball team will host its 10th Annual Dig For The Cure event October 9 to continue the battle against all cancers. Together with Lee’s Summit North and Lee's Summit West high schools and community sponsors, the event will benefit Turning Point:…

September 2017 Around Town

All My Heart Bridal, the boutique with curves, celebrated one year in business on August 1! Owner Sarah Bronso, created Kansas City's first bridal salon for curvy brides sizes 14+, and has helped more than 100 brides find their dream gown since opening. A proud member of the Lee's Summit Chamber of Commerce, All My Heart Bridal is excited for…

August 2017 Around Town

Restoration EmporiumTM, a curated boutique of farmhouse, urban chic, vintage-in-spired gifts and Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines furniture and accessories line will opened their new location at 4704 Wyandotte st. on the Country Club Plaza.

July 2017 Around Town

The Evans family knows what it is to love a child who struggles. They found lasting change when they discovered the Brain Balance program for one of their four sons, and that is the reason they have opened Brain Balance of Lee’s Summit at 413 NW Murray Road. Brain Balance is a nonmedical approach that addresses a variety of behavioral,…

June 2017 Around Town

Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar unveiled its newest franchise location in Lee’s Summit, with a public grand opening during the May 19-21 weekend. H2B Restaurants LLC is the parent company’s second franchise to open since March and the first in a major metropolitan market. The restaurant/bar is in the popular Summit Fair Center on Blue Parkway just off I-470…

May 2017 Around Town

Formerly established Lakewood Montessori School at 951 NE Wildwood Drive in Lee’s Summit will soon reopen after an extensive renovation as Cuddle Up Pup, a premier pet resort with over 10,000 square feet. The boutique-styled doggie daycare experience will be unparalleled in setting, services and quality supervision. No expense has been spared during the renovation including bedroom-like pet suites with…

April 2017 Around Town

Coming this summer, let us help your child catch up during the summertime. Camps will include an area of focus in social skills, speech and language, fine and gross motor skills and handwriting skills. Available camps for summer 2017 include “Little Ones on the Move,” ages 4-6 years; “Let’s Shape Those Letters,” ages 7-9 years; “Right Brain Meets Left Brain—Motor…

February 2017 Around Town

You may be eligible for an academic scholarship to help cover your tuition. The Greater Lee's Summit Healthcare Foundation (GLSHF) Scholarship cycle is now open. The deadline to apply is March 1. GLSHF offers area students educational scholarships in amounts up to $8,000. These scholarships support academic studies leading to a career in a medical or a health care discipline.…

January 2017 Around Town

An additional area of therapy has been added to services offered by Brain Builders Pediatric Therapy. The addition was precipitated by the increasing demand for assistance with learning strategies and tutoring of dyslexic students. Researchers have found that the learning of four out of 10 American children are effected by some degree of the symptoms prevalent among those diagnosed with…

October 2016 Around Town

For many years the SCA athletes in both soccer and football have scheduled their games on Saturday afternoon due to the fact that the school did not have field lights in place. That is not longer the case at SCA. “For our soccer teams, it will allow our Varsity and Junior Varsity matches to be completed without the worry of…

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Every year the Symphony entertains thousands including school aged children. Music provides many student benefits including higher engagement in school, improved language skills, improved test scores, and more. Founded to plant the seeds of future arts, their high quality, affordable concerts inspire the next generation of musicians. The Lee’s Summit Symphony has launched a new website to provide easy access…

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Join Lee's Summit artist, Katie Carruthers for her Solo Show, Ruse and Reality, at Vulpes Bastille during First Friday, September 02, 2016. The gallery is located downtown KC, at 1737 Locust Street. The show will feature her interdisciplinary works including paintings, installation and fibers. Selected works highlight the artist's connection to nature and current focus revolving around authenticity and its…

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The Lee’s Summit Rotary Club presented seven $1,000 scholarships recently to local seniors planning to attend Metropolitan Community College. The scholarship program is called the E. Claud Shaffer Scholarships.

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Carmen Garlich is a Lee’s Summit wife, mother, friend and incredibly talented artist/photographer/creator. After years of taking beautiful photographic portraits of families, friends and many Lee’s Summit residents, and painting interior murals in homes across town, she is now expanding her creative offerings to include custom watercolor portraits and illustrations. From her little old farm desk on her sunporch, surrounded…

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Megan Leong grew up in Lee's Summit and currently lives in Independence with her husband and 3-year-old daughter. She is a painter and has loved creating things for as long as she can remember. She studied art at University of Central Missouri and Kendall College of Art and Design (MFA). She has shown in galleries in Michigan, Chicago and Kansas…

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Summit Christian Academy (SCA) is pleased to announce that senior Carolyn Herrera has advanced to Finalist standing in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. This distinction places her in a group of roughly 15,000 students representing less than one percent of U.S. high school graduating seniors.

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Kansas City authors Christy Howard and Annie Presley recently released Read This… On Our Anniversary, the second book in their READ THIS…™ series. The workbook-style guide is written in the same playful-yet-practical spirit as their first release, Read This… When I’m Dead, which offers one place to put all the information your family needs to know after you’re gone. This…

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The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District’s five middle-school CyberPatriot teams competed in the second round of competition on Dec. 4. The scores for this round and the first round were combined with the top-scoring teams advancing to the semifinal round. The second round proved to be more of a challenge than the previous one, and students had to secure three…

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Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced and fresh grilled subs, opened in Lee’s Summit at 940B N.W Blue Parkway in early December according to franchise owner Michael Spiegel. "We are really excited to finally be in Lee's Summit” says Spiegel. “It's been a long time in the making but we're glad it's here." Started in 1956, Jersey Mike’s…

December 2015 Around Town

Gatherings in Bloom-Table Art for All Occasions features the floral artistry of Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs and the beautiful photography of Freeland Photography. It focuses on the intimate moments at the table that brings families and friends together. It is filled with beautiful images of table decor, floral design, and hometown stories from the author about her inspirations and…

November 2015 Around Town

Heavenly Olive Oils, located in Summit Fair Shopping Center, celebrated their 5th anniversary in October. Owners, Steve and Mindy Anderson declared this a “Customer Appreciation Day” as Chef Mike Silber, of Silberspoon’s Catering, prepared pulled pork sliders, and other delicious recipes using their ultra-premium imported extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars for the guests to taste. More than…

October 2015 Around Town

We invite our readers to be a part of the first ever Lifestyle Reader's Choice Awards, an opportunity to acknowledge the best businesses in and around our community. Log onto LeesSummitLifestyle.com during October and November to make a nomination or to cast your votes. Winners will be announced after all of the votes are counted and a special awards ceremony…

September 2015 Around Town

The Artisan Home Tour, a ticketed event to benefit the Ronald McDonald Charities of Kansas City, kicks off Sept 12 through 20. A standout on the tour is the Starr Home located at 4741 Canyon Rd in Lee’s Summit. This striking four-bedroom, four-bath home combines transitional design with a coastal sense of style. The exterior blends shakes and traditional lap…

August 2015 Around Town

Powell Gardens’ newest growing venture has produced an abundant crop of organic tomatoes distributed through select Cosentino’s Price Chopper markets and on the menu at some of the area’s most popular restaurants.

July 2015 Around Town

Reasons to Shop Lee's Summit The Lee’s Summit Chamber is coordinating a local shopping contest to promote and encourage buying in Lee’s Summit. The contest runs Aug. 1 through Sept. 7. All entries are entered into $1,000 prize drawing to be held at the completion of the contest.

June 2015 Around Town

The Lee’s Summit School District will provide a Dell Chromebook for all students starting in the fall of 2015. The Chromebook rollout, dubbed Connect2Learn, supports district priorities and is an important step toward further developing engaged learners and meeting the district’s mission. Increased access to digital devices is designed to enhance student learning, create opportunities for more personalized and deeper…

May 2015 Around Town

This annual landscape contest, sponsored by the Lee’s Summit Beautification Commission, is all about how you have helped beautify your property and Lee’s Summit. Show us your potted plants and porches, your winding paths and secret hideaways, or your prized rose gardens or chrysanthemums. Categories include: Front and Back; Front Only; Back Only; Patio/Deck/Container Garden; Water Garden; Subdivision Entrance and “Before…

April 2015 Around Town

There is a saying at Lake Lotawana: “There is no view that is a bad view around the lake.” Come and experience the joy of the gardens selected for their annual garden tour on June 13, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For $15, ride one of the many volunteer-driven pontoon boats from the Marina Grog and Galley and take…