Wedding memories

As I sit around living rooms and kitchen tables with friends who have children of marrying age, I’m learning that there are two kinds of weddings. There are the ones that meet the wants and desires of the parents who are footing the bill and then there are the kinds of weddings where the bride and groom make all of…

Boundary Waters Bound

Summer in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area—the pristine expanse of wilderness that hugs and spills over the Canadian border in northern Minnesota—is a sharp departure from the long, raw winter season where color is stripped from the landscape and snow-shoers dominate the frozen tundra.  Pine, fir and spruce co-mingle with leafed-out birches, aspens and maples and brilliant wildflowers. Mosquitoes and the…

May 2015 Our Contributors

We couldn't bring you the great community focused stories you've come to love without the efforts of our freelance writers. Here are a few of the wonderful writers who are behind this month's issue of Lee's Summit Lifestyle.

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…

10th Annual Emerald Isle Parade

The event has become one of the city’s most popular, and one of the largest parades in the region with more than 1,000 participants and thousands of spectators.

Sesquicentennial Sponsor Appreciation Event

As Lee's Summit celebrates its 150th birthday, the Truly 150 committee gathered major donors and friends at the Historical Society of Lee's Summit Museum to thank them for their support of the Sesquicentennial Celebration.

16th Annual Taste of Lee’s Summit

Hosted by the Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation at John Knox Village, the popular, sold-out event raised $125,000 to support excellence in education in the Lee's Summit R-7 School District community through celebrating the best of our community.

Celebrating 25 Years of Wedded Bliss

Robyne, the ‘California Girl’ was visiting friends in Texas. One evening a group met up at a dance club where Robyne was introduced to a fellow named Bill. Robyne quickly knew Bill was special. A week after their first meeting he sent flowers with a note attached which read "Care to dance?" She was smitten.

The Single Mom KC

 Warm. Welcoming. Safe.  Misty Honnold uses those words repeatedly when she talks about The Single Mom KC, a hospitality-based group focused on helping single mothers overcome obstacles and find the support and resources necessary to thrive, not just survive.  The Single Mom KC operates from three guiding principles: first, to bring hope to single mothers by removing shame and reproach;…

City of Lee’s Summit Selects Rick Poeschl as Fire Chief

After a national search and extensive interviews with staff and community-wide stakeholders, the City of Lee’s Summit recently announces the selection of Rick Poeschl as the new fire chief. There will be a swearing-in ceremony held in the coming weeks. Poeschl has been serving as the City’s acting fire chief of the department of 144 employees since the retirement of…

Area Student Overcomes Frightening Diagnosis

Sam Smith has learned the value of living life one day at a time despite the fact that he is just a junior at Lee’s Summit West High School.

Gathering to Worship at South Summit Christian Church

We are a church that welcomes all with open arms. As a friendly, accepting and nonjudgmental fellowship of believers, we strive to impact the community around us for the glory of Christ. At SSCC we are dedicated to worshipping, praying and growing together in faith. We encourage individuals from all walks of life to “Join the WAVE” at SSCC: expecting…

Social Butterflies

Every Wednesday morning for the past five decades the beautiful blue waters of Lake Lotawana have been painted with the colorful sails of the women’s Social Butterflies sailing fleet. This summer the marks the 50th anniversary since the founding of the organization, a testament to the group’s enduring legacy and multigenerational dynamic.

Paranoia Does Not Go With Your Outfit

When my independent younger daughter left our cozy neighborhood this fall to go to college on a big city campus, I wanted her to take self-defense classes and to agree to a list of promises about keeping herself safe.

Remembering the Fair

Did you know Lee’s Summit, Missouri, hosted the Jackson County Fair for more than 40 years? The Fair was held in Harris Park, located at U.S. 50 and M-291 south highways, and people from all over Jackson County and beyond traveled to Lee’s Summit to exhibit prize-winning livestock, enter home-made items and goods for judging and to celebrate their agricultural…

From Wedding Dress Memories to Baby Bedding

There has never been a time in my life where I felt more beautiful than on my wedding day. Wearing that gorgeous, white gown made me feel like a real princess. The only sad thing about wearing that beautiful dress was knowing that I would wear it for just one day.

Lotawana Garden Tour

The Lake Lotawana Garden Tour offers a day to enjoy the natural and man-made beauty to be found along the shores of this local gem.

Mid-Year Changes Enhance Volvo’s S60

After last year’s styling tweaks to the S60, Volvo has given the car a midyear update that includes more technology and in-car connectivity.