Let’s hear it for the furry friends!

We never tire of creating a pet themed issue for our readers, and our hopes are that you don’t tire of reading them every year. At the Harrison house, we are third generation cat people. We usually have two dear fur balls living under our roof. Current felines are Boots and Jinx. But for a couple of crazy years there…

Cocktails & Caddies

The Lee’s Summit Chamber held its 6th annual golf tournament, sponsored by Lee’s Summit Medical Center, at Teetering Rocks Golf Course. Ladies assembled teams of three and then bid on their fourth player, a male caddy, in a live auction.

Celebrate 150 Parade & Extravaganza

The festivities began on a perfect August day with a parade through Downtown and continued over to Lee’s Summit High School Bud Hertzog football stadium for fireworks and celebrations.

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…

Meet Prescott!

Prescott is a handsome 8-month-old Pit Bull mix with a lot of energy and the eagerness to learn. He is at Great Plains SPCA’s no kill shelter in Independence waiting for a family who will keep him active and work on basic puppy training with him. Prescott is sometimes a little apprehensive around other dogs and plays a little rowdy…

The GLA is Mercedes’ Smallest CUV

Compact crossovers continue to populate the automotive landscape. These scaled-down utility vehicles are primed for urban use because they are small enough to slip easily through congestion, haul various kinds of cargo and do so while returning good gas mileage.

Unlikely Heroes

A pod of dolphins who protected swimmers in New Zealand from a great white shark. A cat who provided comfort to soldiers in Afghanistan. A llama who shines his very special light of love on the elderly patients in an Oregon rehab center. A paralyzed bunny who brings joy to paralyzed children. An abandoned puppy who lost all four paws…

Ready to Get Fit?

Are you ready to get fit? Starting to exercise or increasing the amount of exercise you’re doing is a great step toward a healthy lifestyle. However, doing the same exercise every day won’t help you maintain your fitness in the long run. To get fit and stay fit, your body needs variety.

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

Check them out on Facebook at Peculiar Paw Spa & Canine Academy. The shop is open every day except Sunday. There’s a new spa in town! The spa is for dogs and the town is Peculiar, Missouri, just a short 20 miles south of Lee’s Summit on 291 Highway.

The W

You will need an appointment if you choose to visit the office of O.C. Woods M.D. at 6 1/2 S.W. 3rd Street in historic downtown Lee’s Summit. Disguised as a doctor’s office, like some of the speakeasy type bars were during the prohibition era, The W specializes in vintage and rare liquors that are rarely seen at most “regular” bars,…

Fall 2015 Shopping Guide

The crisp air is arriving and the leaves will be falling soon. As you prepare to transition your wardrobe into the next season, Summit Fair is buzzing with new arrivals and several great trends for fall. Two of the most wearable include the vintage Boho trend which has flowed perfectly from spring all the way to fall. Pair these looks…

Lee’s Summit Police Department K-9s

Scott McMilian’s job has gone to the dogs, and he’s okay with that. In fact, he has no shame reflex in admitting that he actually enjoys it. An officer in the Lee’s Summit Police Department, McMilian has been serving the community on the force since 1997. His duties often require long hours at times when most of us are fast…

Heart Connections

The heart of a city is its downtown district, and anyone who visits ours senses something special about it. History combines with modern day shopping, traditional stores complement unique boutiques, art augments eateries, the practical dwells with the beautiful, friendly shop owners welcome patrons, fun events create accessibility. Everything that goes on downtown is heartfelt and contributes to that great…

Pet Parade

We love our pets and we love finding something special for them when we're out and about town. We found these precious products and great gifts for our furry friends at several local shops here in Lee's Summit.

Goodbye, Child Care Costs … Hello, College Savings Opportunities

If you’re a working parent, you know firsthand about the difficulties of finding quality, affordable care for your children. But eventually, your kids head off to school, and those child care bills go away, or at least diminish greatly. When that happens, you could start putting away money for another one of your children’s milestones: college.

Meet Local Blogger Courtney Hill

Online blogs give writers an opportunity to share their words with a world-wide audience. We enjoy introducing our readers to local bloggers we think they might enjoy following.

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs!

Courtney Thomas, president and CEO of Great Plains SPCA, feels as if she needs a huge umbrella and some rain boots… after all, it is usually metaphorically raining cats and dogs and other domestic pets everywhere she turns. This energetic, smart, spunky lover of animals presides over two campuses in our metro area: one in Merriam and one in Independence.…

Birds on a Wire

One of my dear friends is a painter who sees the world through her amazing artist eyes. When she was the newbie in our neighborhood, her heart was sensitive to how to integrate her family into the community. Driving one day she noticed how birds perched on a telephone wire seemed to choose when to gather, and who to pause…