Shredd with Ryan Waters

 Article and Photography Provided  Quit with the excuses, make a decision and follow through.  Consume a diet of mainly whole, unprocessed foods.

Backstage with Ryan Pinkston

 Article Nicole LaVine  Ryan Pinkson is a picture of the modern midwest artist. He sports a mustache, skateboards at 31 years old, and frequents the West Bottoms. His unassuming demeanor would never give away his musical success.   

Bringing the outside in

 Article Judy Goppert | Photography Paul Versluis  Nature.      Healer of spirit, inspiration for the soul and gathering place for generations. John Bunch and his family embrace all this implies throughout their living space at Lake Lotawana. They bring the outside in with amazingly creative embellishments.

Taormina Provides Rapid Relief for GI Symptoms

 Article Natalie Fieleke | Photography Janie Jones  Heartburn, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome – all health concerns that make us squirm uncomfortably. But these conditions, which patients sometimes needlessly suffer through, can be conveniently diagnosed and treated in a new office setting in Lee’s Summit.  

Outdoor Oasis

 Photography Paul Versluis  Jeff and Kristen Graham have lived in their current home for eleven years. Living on the golf course in a growing community was fabulous, except that the late afternoon and evening sun and a small patio made their outdoor space hot and unusable. After deciding on a pool, they knew there were two essential elements that would…

The W

 Article Mike Strohm | Photography illustrations and photography by Mike Strohm    American Studies

Roast and Brew

 Photography Janie Jones    What's better than a fresh cup of roasted coffee to get your day started? Home roasting ensures that your coffee is as fresh as possible, and the roast is as light or dark as you prefer.

Letter from the Editor

A coach has the incredible power and privilege of shaping and mentoring young people to develop, mature and grow in all areas of their life. They are not only fine-tuning skills and training athletes to excel, but they are investing in shaping character and lifelong skills that can be applied in all areas of life.  … Continued

June 2018 Around Town

Door Systems of Lee’s Summit Donates to Lee’s Summit West High School Inclusion Program A locally owned and family-based door and window company, Door Systems Inc. of Lee’s Summit, believes in community involvement and stands behind the hard work of students at Lee’s Summit West High School. With a donation of $5,000 to Challenge Day, … Continued

Hope House Hero Luncheon

Hope House held its annual Everyday Hero Luncheon on Thursday, April 5, at the Hilton President Hotel Downtown Kansas City to a sold-out crowd of 300. Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore served as the keynote speaker. Mike Talboy of Burns & McDonnell, the event’s title sponsor, was the honorary chair for the luncheon.

Dude Food

Whether You’re Cooking for One or Cooking for Many, These Easy Dishes are Sure to Impress Anyone Gathered at Your Kitchen Table Article Nicolette Martin FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH WITH JALAPEÑO SLAW INGREDIENTS (SANDWICH) 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Cayenne pepper, to taste Boneless, skinless chicken breasts Vegetable oil … Continued

Movers and Shakers

 Article Natalie Fieleke | Photography Janie Jones  Scott Lamaster is the founder of Taking it to the Streets, a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to bringing about change and impacting lives through community outreach programs, providing aid to first responders and through disaster relief. He is well-known nationally for his passion to serve, bringing hope and encouragement to those in…