Now is the time of year to think about your giving, especially for those wage earners who will receive year-end bonuses. But what if you want to take advantage of the tax deduction but aren’t sure what charities you want to give to yet? Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) are a simple solution. Though not a new product, DAFs have received renewed…
When it comes to your floors, there are many options to consider, and with the right services, you will be sure to get the results of your dreams. Lima’s Flooring is a completely family-owned business, and owner, Lucas Lima, has more than 10 years of experience in the flooring industry.
Article and Photography Kansas City blogger Annie Austen views her style, and shopping, as an an adventure. Her fashion finds are girly, eclectic and attainable. When she collaborated with Emily Bordner on the new EB accessories line, the two women sought to create styles that would be minimalist and beautiful – adding the perfect detail to every outfit, but with…
Article and Photography Raintree Lake and Lake Winnebago Options range in both communities from casual-picturesque lakefront properties to high-end dream homes. These properties showcase homes backing to the lake with personal docks and boat lifts and also homes with picturesque views from patios with fire pits and large decks.
Hope House held its annual Everyday Hero Luncheon on Thursday, April 5, at the Hilton President Hotel Downtown Kansas City to a sold-out crowd of 300. Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore served as the keynote speaker. Mike Talboy of Burns & McDonnell, the event’s title sponsor, was the honorary chair for the luncheon.
Developing Potential's Golf Par-Tee on February 11 at Top Golf included a silent auction of sports items and Valentine’s Day gifts, raffles, food, drink and golf. Funds raised go to DPI, serving individuals with special needs in Lee’s Summit, to complete their capital campaign to expand capacity and build an additional location in Lee’s Summit.
More than 200 generous guests joined Marian Hope on November 10 at The Stanley for Hope Uncorked. Guests enjoyed a wine-tasting reception, auction and inspiring program while making a difference for children.
Lee’s Summit Lifestyle recently honored the best local businesses at The Readers' Choice Award Ceremony. Hosts Shelly and Mark Neighbors of Platinum Realty and Starr Homes graciously opened their model home to accommodate local business owners. Awards were presented, food and drinks were provided by The Portable Chef and entertainment was provided by pianist John Hardesty.
It’s still difficult for Robin Wahrenbrock to talk about her twins' birthday without tearing up. The Lee’s Summit resident remembers doc tors coming into her dark hospital room when they thought the babies might arrive at 22 weeks and talking to her about statistics, trying to be comforting, but not offering much hope. When the babies did arrive via emergency…
All My Heart Bridal hosted Kansas City's first ever Get Your Curve On Bridal Fashion Show, an event specifically for the curvy bride. Showcasing the latest trends in bridal, bridesmaids and accessories while promoting women with curves on the runway, it was the perfect event for inspiration and meeting the best professionals in the industry.
Second-graders at Sunset Valley Elementary are focusing on spreading kindness. Over several weeks in late September and early October, students in Krista Hall’s classroom donated items to the residents of Summit Grove Senior Living Apartments in Lee’s Summit. They delivered gift bags, visited with residents and read them Halloween books.
The Lee’s Summit Symphony, in partnership with John Knox Village, celebrated the beginning of its 15th season, Crystal Reflections, with a special concert event. More than 600 patrons attended the special performance where the symphony reprised many of their favorite pieces over the years.
Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic School took advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view the eclipse on August 21. The teachers added extra safety measures for the students which included face covers made from paper plates.
Three hundred and two ambitious high school students walked down the blue carpet for the first day of school at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School. Students are empowered to discover and discern in a 21st-century learning environment rooted in the Catholic faith's culture and values. Photography by Carlos Moreno
The Summit Church celebrated the grand opening of their new, flagship main campus the weekend of June 10-11. The new campus provides updated space to meet the needs of a growing community. The Summit Church is located at 3381 NW Chipman Road. Visit ReachingTheSummit.com to learn more.
Edward Jones financial advisors from Lee’s Summit and their clients attended the seventh annual Edward Jones Day at The K this June. More than 8,000 Edward Jones clients representing 146 Kansas City area branch offices enjoyed a private picnic featuring Jack Stack Barbecue and a thrilling game against the Houston Astros.
Smarties from across Kansas City came together for a night of trivia, costumes and fun at Marian Hope's Trivia Night with the real winners being the children benefiting from Marian Hope's services and support.
More than 150 Comcast and Accenture employees and their families beautified Nova Center for Comcast Cares Day on April 22. Independence Mayor Eileen Weir and Missouri Reps. John Rizzo, Donna Pfautsch, Bill E. Kidd, Mike Cierpiot and Gary Cross also joined. Maeson Moananu, a Comcast employee and Independence resident, brought 49 family members to volunteer.
The ninth annual Pink Friday Trivia Night took place on February 24th at the Stoney Creek Hotel. This high-energy event raised over $35,000 for the Stephanie Vest Foundation. All money raised stays in the metro and pays living expenses when a parent cannot work due to cancer treatment. StephanieVest.com
It started off as an innocent, cold Saturday in January project with my family. I packed my two kids up, and we found our way to Home Depot to look at the organic seeds. It had been a few years since we'd planted a garden at our previous house, and they were excited to help. They picked out corn, tomatoes,…
Windows are the eyes of the home. They see the wonderful scenery outside while keeping the precious memories made inside safe. They provide a barrier from the elements but sometimes need a little something extra to make them perfect. That is where the ideal window covering comes into play.
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.…
More than 700 people enjoyed an incredible array of special carnival activities plus unlimited access to Paradise Park’s fixed attractions, lunch, snacks and much more, and funds raised will go to Jackson County CASA. Photo credit: Alex Jinks Photography and DigitalPhotoJoe.
This year’s Fire & Ice themed Boo Ball was held at Stoney Creek Hotel where guests enjoyed delicious appetizers, cocktails, dinner, and entertainment by Quixotic performers.This year’s proceeds will help provide transportable cardiac monitors for 14 patient rooms in the ED at Saint Luke's East Hospital.
A fun filled fashion event was held at Summit Fair Shops which provided style tips, prizes and giveaways valued over $1,000.00, support for The Stephanie Vest Foundation, Limo Ride Give-Away provided by Overland Chauffeured Services, passed appetizers and wine samplings provided by The Portable Chef. .
The Whole Person held their 6th Annual Awards Celebration Luncheon on August 26 at The Gallery Event Space. This event, emceed by Fox 4's John Holt featured speaker Colonel Greg Gadson. The event honored individuals and organizations working to further TWP's mission to assist people with disabilities to live independently.
The 2 day free dental clinic held at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence saw the following results: 1,513 patients were treated, $885,659 provided in free care. 1,100+ volunteers including 200+ dentists and medical professionals helped. Local dentists, Dr. Opdahl , Dr. Bowen , and Dr. Elias and the entire team from Dental Arts participated in the event.
Nosh Nocte KC was an adventure through 5 tasting courses of food, wine and coffee and in addition, KC's Scottish whisky savant, Clint Dunning, explored 4 Single Cask, Single Malt Whiskeys with guests. The event benefited homeless youth ages 16-20, reached by Hillcrest Transitional Housing of Kansas.
The Strawberry Swing Indie Craft Fair held their 6th Annual Summer Swing at The Alexander Majors Barn & Grounds featured 100 handmade & vintage vendors, food trucks, live music, a photobooth, and kid's crafts. The event raised funds for Pro Deo Youth Center.
Under the banner “Every Kid Needs a Hero but Abused Kids Need Superheroes”, more than 1,000 people took part in the CASA SuperHero 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Caped Fun Run that raised $60,000. Each child received a SuperHero cape, there was a costume contest, and more.
Members of the Bright Lights Institute camp put on a production of Junie B. Jones July 29 at Summit Park Church. Front row, from left, Brooklyn Moore, Ellie Kitchin, Jackson de Lautour, Tye Greer, Maggie Wooster. Back row, Katrina Needham, Kayley Cohen.
Talented kids locally competed in Got Talent on June 11th at The Lee's Summit High School to benefit Lee's Summit CARES. Lee's Summit CARES is a non-profit community coalition dedicated to preventing youth substance abuse and violence. The competition awarded the grand prize winner a $5000 scholarship. This award was presented to 16 year old Savannah Purkey of Oak Grove…
Hundreds of Chamber members and community members came out to honor Nancy Bruns at a beach-themed Retirement Roast on June 21 at The Aspen Room at The Stanley, in downtown Lee’s Summit. Bruns was president of the Lee’s Summit Chamber for 16 years, and led the organization to many great successes. Best wishes to her in her retirement!
Over 8000 Edward Jones clients enjoyed The Royals baseball game with Jack Stack BBQ, a Royals - Edward Jones ball cap. Edward Jones Days at the K is a 2 day event that allows our financial advisors to invite their clients to thank them for their business 182 Edward Jones financial advisors from the KC area participated in this spectacular…
Marian Hope is a local non-profit organization that provides education and therapy to children in the KC community. We recently hosted a fundraising event, "Bunco, Bags, & Bling" at the Stanley in Lee's Summit.
The 2016 Lee’s Summit Chamber Golf Classic was held June 23 at WinterStone Golf Course. Thirty-six teams networked and competed on the course, with Lee’s Summit Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep’s team finishing at the top spot. The afternoon featured several contest and specialty holes, as well as an awards luncheon.
The 4th Annual St Jude Golf Event hosted by Rob Ellerman Team and Summit Custom Homes was another huge success! The golf tournament included 144 players and many wonderful sponsors. A total of $35,000 was raised this year with all proceeds going to St Jude Research Hospital. No family treated at St. Jude ever pays for treatment, housing, travel or…
Rotary Club of Lee's Summit hosted its invitational golf tournament at Lakewood Oaks Golf Club. Nearly 20 teams competed in a spirit of fun and camaraderie to raise funds for scholarships given annually to students at Lee's Summit high schools.
Alumni and Supporters of MCC-Longview Cultural Arts gathered to view stunning floral arrangements inspired by works of art and designed to interpret the diversity in paintings on display provided by local artists. This inaugural fundraiser featured a silent auction of the floral arrangements, and the artwork was available for purchase.
Guests enjoyed a "Red Carpet Affair" at Lutheran High School of Kansas City's 27th annual event, which included dinner provided by Bravo!, live music and auction. Proceeds help provide scholarships to students and for school needs outside of the traditional budget including the opening of a new wing for 2016-17.
The beautiful, newly renamed 2.5-mile trail at Unity Village was made possible thanks to the generosity of Carl L. Chinnery, Rotary Club #2386, Lee's Summit Medical Center, St. Luke's East Hospital and Truman Medical Center-Lakewood.
More than 200 KC Comcast employees and their families, friends and community partners recently worked to “make change happen” as they volunteered at 12 metro area project sites as part of the 15th annual Comcast Cares Day.
The Marina Grog & Galley hosted a lovely fundraiser for the Boy Scouts High Trail District, which serves 1,700+ youth in our area. Marina Owner Jack Schwindler is an Eagle Scout and a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Attendees raised nearly $2,000 at the event. KCScouting.org. Photography Amy Chinnery Valmassei
The "Out of this World" event at the school included a fun night of delicious food, great entertainment and community. Auction proceeds will help supplement school tuition and purchase a gym divider curtain, performing arts equipment and new Chromebooks/Chromecart.
Law enforcement officers from Lee’s Summit Police Department supported Special Olympics Missouri athletes by helping Habanero's staff deliver food and clean tables to earn "tips" for Special Olympics' year-round program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.