Thank You to the Men in My Life!

I grew up in a large family here in Kansas City, and am one of 10 children. As you can imagine, we were constantly on the move as we were all in many different activities. My father made it a point to never miss a single one of our activities. No matter where it was, he was always there. From…

Affair of the Heart Auction

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.

Dedication of Carl Chinnery Nature Trail

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.

Comcast Enlists Volunteers for Community Work Day

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.

A Lakeside Dinner for Scouting

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

Our Lady of the Presentation Auction

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.

Around Town

Carmen Garlich is a Lee’s Summit wife, mother, friend and incredibly talented artist/photographer/creator. After years of taking beautiful photographic portraits of families, friends and many Lee’s Summit residents, and painting interior murals in homes across town, she is now expanding her creative offerings to include custom watercolor portraits and illustrations. From her little old farm desk on her sunporch, surrounded…

A Very Busy Mark Alford

He may have some strong family roots deep in the heart of his home state, but Mark Alford, a sixth-generation Texan, has placed some pretty significant roots in the hearts of those here in Kansas City. As one of the most recognizable faces on the landscape of Kansas City’s morning news teams, Alford brings a heaping helping of self-effacing humor,…

A Bar and Diner with Soul

If you haven’t yet visited this Lee’s Summit gem in the downtown area, (1 SE 4th Street.) you are missing out. Although the bar has been opened for business for the past three years, and visitors from all over the world have come to check out the unique building, the Diner is the hub of this establishment.

Dedication, 
Determination 
and Drive

Nancy Bruns, president of the Lee’s Summit Chamber, is retiring after more than 15 years serving the organization, and nearly 30 years in the industry. Bruns herself points to her upbringing on a dairy farm near Concordia, Mo., as the foundation for her strong work ethic. It’s there that she learned many important lessons, molding her into the person she…

Paradise Park Turns 25

In 1991, the view at Colbern Road and 291 Highway was vastly different than it is today. Back then this area was undeveloped, still a peaceful rolling countryside on the outskirts of Lee’s Summit. No Campbell Middle School, no library, no Paradise Park.

Sheepdogs and Whisky

I’ve long wished to visit Scotland, to experience the culture and to see up close the ruggedly beautiful countryside and volcanic mountains such as Ben Nevis and Glen Coe. Oh yes, and to sample the whisky.

My Eye in the Sky Delivers a New Perspective

I think of my drone as a flying tripod because I use it to get a camera up high and see things from a new perspective. I’ve had my drone, a DJI Phantom 2, for more than a year and while it is technically outdated now, it still yields decent still images with a little Photoshop work. The built-in camera…

Dental Arts

God put them here for a reason. That’s the driving force behind the three dentists—Dr. James Elias, Dr. Kirk Opdahl, and Dr. Jeremy Bowen—who lead the team at Dental Arts.