Imagine the possibilities.

I love new beginnings. The turn of the calendar to a new year always excites me for the opportunity it offers to begin again, to start anew. There are so many ways to view the New Year. I have tried many. Most often I’d ascribe to the athlete's approach: setting goals and going for them with initial gusto (especially with…

Around Town

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…

Annual Grants Luncheon

Truman Heartland Community Foundation recently presented more than $290,000 in grants to 55 area nonprofits at its Annual Grants Luncheon. The luncheon, held in honor of Community Foundation week took place at the Adam’s Mark Hotel.

Newhouse House Party: Lights On!

Newhouse held its annual fundraising gala at the InterContinental Hotel. Proceeds benefit women and their children living in the shelter by providing food, clothing, safe shelter, education and therapy to break the cycle of domestic violence and lead women to self-sufficiency.

Wedding Expressions 4th Anniversary

Wedding Expressions by Geri celebrated with live mannequins dressed in bridal gowns, bridesmaids' gowns and prom dresses. This year a wedding proposal of an employee surprised the future bride and observers as well.

London Calling

They already carry quite a reputation around Kansas City. Now, a group of Lee’s Summit High School band and orchestra students are poised to take their act on the road. In a big way. The students will head to London later this year to perform at the 2017 London New Year’s Day Parade and Festival, an event spanning five days…

Make a New Year’s 
Financial Resolution

While planning for retirement, most people look for every possible way to maximize their future fixed income. We’re all facing rising health care costs, overall inflation and longer lifespans, so naturally we want to ensure that we won’t outlive our money. This is why having a formal retirement income plan is so important. In the past, some couples took advantage…

Urgent Care vs. ER

Picture this: You’ve fallen and sprained your ankle. You're in a lot of pain and need medical attention quickly, so you go to the nearest emergency room (ER). You see the doctor, get an x-ray, your ankle is wrapped up, and you are sent home. A few weeks later, a bill arrives for upwards of $1,000.

New Year Fitness Goals 
Can Make the Difference

Can you believe the new year has arrived already!? The year 2015 flew by, and so did most of everyone’s fitness goals and resolutions from last year. If you were one of the many gung-ho “resolutioners” who fell short on their fitness goals in 2015, you should ask yourself the following questions:

Smile! It’s Casual & We’re Family!

Dentists get a bad rap. The drilling. The numbing shots. That awful-tasting pink paste does … what again? Dr. Matt Niewald, whose Lakewood Dental practice has been treating patients since 2005, has heard all this before. He understands it. Nearly every day, patients freely concede they’d rather be anywhere but in that chair.

Welcome to the Gray Area

Do we become “old” when we find our first gray hair? Or when we receive our first invitation to become a member of AARP? Maybe we don’t grow old but simply determined to act as young as we feel. Look around. We represent the largest slice of the U.S. population and we continue to grow by leaps and bounds. In…

Mazda’s Redesigned Roadster is Lighter and Smaller

The Mazda MX-5 (originally called the Miata) has long been the personification of driving fun and the fourth-generation 2016 model continues to be just that. The original MX-5 Miata, introduced in 1989, was the reincarnation of a British sports car and more than 950,000 have been sold worldwide. According to Mazda, the all-new 2016 is lighter, smaller, quicker and more…

Make New Friends…

Get acquainted with the people and activities of the 300-member strong New Friends of Kansas City with a monthly coffee for guests, new members or members who want to make new friends. It’s offered in the homey atmosphere of an existing member’s residence. Check out their website for how to connect with them: 
NewFriendsOfKansasCity29.WildApricot.org. I stepped outside the door of…

From the Desk of… Lisa Harrison

When people learn that I manage the content for three community magazines and that I work from home, they often ask me questions about my home office. Well…. here you go. Our debut “From the Desk of...” is my work space. A window to my world.