Movers & Shakers

 Photography Janie Jones  Cynthia Wright  Cynthia Wright is a wife and a mother of three who juggles a writing and media career while homeschooling her girls and earning her degree in marriage and family counseling. She volunteers at Mother’s Refuge, a shelter that houses at-risk pregnant and teenage mothers, as well as Suburban Balance of Lee’s Summit, which provides opportunities…

Hermann, Missouri, is Flowing with Every Ingredient Necessary for a Memory-Making Girls Trip

 Article Judy Goppert | Photography Provided  Hermann, Missouri, is a lush piece of Missouri history, just a short drive or Amtrak trip away. Originally settled in 1837, this community of wineries maintains its quaint, unique feel with a never-ending array of activities to enjoy—namely, wine tasting! Wineries are all in close range of walking or the trolley or shuttle. There…

Simplistic Beauty

 Article Dana Lapinel | Photography Ladd Forde  The homeowners were able to combine textile inspiration from all over the world to create this cozy and eclectic space. Warm red kilim and Persian rugs ground the space and add warmth and texture while the traditional patterns impart a sense of familiarity and timelessness. Indigo-dyed throw pillows add a bohemian flair inspired…

I Am Noticed

 Article Kathryn Leo | Photography Janie Jones  Amy Johnson and Jaime Lyon from Lee Summit have always had a heart and passion for helping individuals and organizations be more positive. Once they began working together, they created I Am Noticed, a school program that is all about helping students, staff and families create and sustain a more positive culture.  

Groom’s Appliance: A Family, a Business, and a Community

 Article Adriane Taylor  When it comes to a community approach to doing business, Groom’s Appliance has exemplified this standard of quality. Having earned the distinction of the best heating and cooling business in Lee’s Summit, Groom’s strives to extend services that have a close family feel within a professional business setting. It is this approach that has weathered the test…

Laura + Her Mom

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A Spring Table

 Photography Paul Versluis  Almond Pistachio Tartlets with Apricots  Ingredients

Jeanne Rau-Flattery

 Photography Janie Jones  I love the quote by Henry Ford, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't—you're right.”  

Erin Bell:

 Article and Photography    In describing her family, Erin Bell is quick to say they are adventurous. They are a military family that has traveled all over the world, but the one place they have loved more than any other is their current home in Lee’s Summit. Together, with her pilot husband, two awesome sons and a fulfilling occupation, Erin…

Letter from the Editor

Who I am as a woman is a compilation of my life experiences, my faith, what I have overcome and largely the family that has come before me, laying the foundation of what it means to be a good person, to follow God, to serve, to be humble and to treat others with love and … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

Lee’s Summit Firm Picked For KCI Airport Project When the $1 billion renovation of Kansas City International Airport is completed, there will be a little bit of Lee’s Summit influence in that massive project. That’s because small-but-mighty Land3 Studio, located in downtown Lee’s Summit, has been designated the lead and only landscape architecture firm selected … Continued

Developing Potential Golf Par-Tee

Developing Potential's Golf Par-Tee on February 11 at Top Golf included a silent auction of sports items and Valentine’s Day gifts, raffles, food, drink and golf. Funds raised go to DPI, serving individuals with special needs in Lee’s Summit, to complete their capital campaign to expand capacity and build an additional location in Lee’s Summit.