Editor’s Letter

I recently attended a series of classes to help me work through a bit of the grief I was feeling after the sudden loss of my only brother last year. I took so many gems of wisdom away from the book we read as well as from the room full of folks who quickly felt like old friends.

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…

The Whole Person’s Expressions Art Exhibition

The Expressions Art Exhibition, featuring artists with disabilities, was recently held at the Jones Gallery. With more than 500 people in attendance, Expressions added diversity to the Crossroads Arts District exposing the community to art that otherwise might not be seen.

KC Wine Co.’s Networking Event

Dozens of friends and advertisers in the Lifestyle Publications family gathered to learn more about the new KC Wine Co., 
and to enjoy an evening of wine and networking.

7th Annual Pink Laundry 5K

This annual event raised more than $20,000 for the Stephanie Vest Foundation. This non-profit organization offers financial grants to pay living expenses when a parent cannot work due to cancer treatment. In the past three years, the foundation has awarded more than $130,000 in grants. Photography Kim Casey

Summit Art Festival

The high quality fine art event in the heart of historic downtown Lee’s Summit is organized and hosted by Summit Art in collaboration with Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street to feature area talent.

Ready for a New Home

Are you looking to add a furry friend to your home this holiday season? Meet Lucy, year-and-a half year old Pointer mix. Lucy loves to learn new things and would thrive in a home with a family who can teach her tricks and help her continue to improve on her obedience training. Lucy enjoys long walks, playing with her many…

BMW X4 is a Coupe for all Seasons

BMW’s X4 four-door Sport Activity Coupe is a niche vehicle made for folks who want the look of a sport coupe and the maneuverability of an SUV. The concept seems to be a bit of a conundrum to me. If you want to haul your mountain bike to the woods wouldn’t the squared-off cargo area of an X3 be more…

Local Clinic Invests in Care and Community

The patients who come to see Zak Hill are in pain. They may be recovering from serious injury, illness or surgery. But they know Hill and his team will establish an individualized treatment program to help them feel better and gain back their mobility.


Acts of kindness are truly food for the soul, and one long-standing group in Lee’s Summit has proven for more than forty years that when one person gives, two people receive, and as a result, the heart – and the body – is nourished. Now in it is 41st year of service, Meals on Wheels of Lee’s Summit is still…

A Winter

To say Angela Grego loves Christmas is an understatement. A co-owner of Summit Flooring and Turf with her husband, Kirk, Angela's passion for the season originates with memories of her grandmother who helped raise her. The yearly traditions impressed deeply on her heart the beauty of time together and the importance of the love of family. All of those impressions…

Giving Season

The Living Stone gift shop, located at 231 SE Main Street in Downtown Lee's Summit, is a store that brings peace of mind to your heart and to your soul. Its shelves are overflowing with inspirational and unique gifts that will touch the heart any time of the year, and especially during the Christmas season. For all the people in…

The Biggest 

Lee’s Summit West senior Evan Crawford is not just a student at the school; he might be the biggest Titan sports fan at the school. Just ask the folks in the halls. “Evan is a student with special needs who manages our football and basketball teams,” says Athletic Director Debbie Katzfey. “He is very dedicated to being at every practice…

Are you Seeing Turquoise in Your Future?


he relaxing hue is predicted to make a big splash next year so now is the perfect time to bring this cool color into your wardrobe. These fair trade jewelry pieces from Ten Thousand Villages put the “statement” in statement jewelry.

The Holiday Table

The holiday season seems busier than ever these days. Between the school programs, work parties, church events and family gatherings it can be hard to enjoy a quiet evening at home between Halloween and New Year’s Day.

A Grown Up Christmas

Christmas is for children. We know that, and we believe that, because we were children, and we remember. We remember that giddy feeling of the last half day of class before two weeks – two weeks! – of vacation from school. We know the delicious torment of walking slowly by the ever-growing pile of presents under the tree, wondering what…

Drawing Our Town and Beyond

When Cole Soucie and his wife moved to the Longview area, he was amazed at the history of the area as well as the farm. A few years later, a committee at the Longview Chapel asked Soucie to draw the church for its100th anniversary and he was thrilled to be a part of the celebration. Cole would eventually like to…

40 Days of Magic Benefits Those in Need in Lee’s Summit

When Geneva High started Lee's Summit Social Services back in 1992, her grandson, Matt Sanning, was just a youngster. Neither could have envisioned the power a single tree donned with Christmas lights would have on an organization many years later.