Cordial Craft

 Article Allison Swan | Photography Paul Versluis  Cordial Craft is Kansas City’s newest craft cocktail catering service specializing in fresh, made-to-order seasonal drinks using locally sourced produce. Brandon and Alyssa Burke, the bar-savvy couple behind the beverage business, traded their belongings for a motorhome and made the journey from California to the Midwest seeking adventure.   “Cordial Craft was started almost by…

Pets for Vets Provides Caring Matches

 Article Natalie Fieleke | Photography Provided  For the servicemen and women who lay their lives on the line for their country, was can continue to take a heavy physical and emotional toll. It’s estimated that as many as 20 percent of military veterans suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. At the same time, millions of shelter animals await their forever home.…

Major Painting Is Right on Track for Success

 Article Judy Goppert | Photography Janie Jones  Who hasn’t seen that red caboose in the center of Lee’s Summit? Downtown Lee’s Summit is home to dance parties, food, fun and community, and this red caboose, which is housed next to the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce office, is a staple.  Steve DeRousse and his company, Major Painting, painted it that…

Lea McKeighan Park

 Photography Janie Jones  The newly renovated Lea McKeighan Park is open! Enjoy the many new amenities and cool off in the splash pad, play some pickleball, explore the low ropes course and zip line or play on the musical instruments.   1. Climb on frog sculptures or pose for a fun photo op. 

Hero in the Sky

 Article Nicole Lavine  The family legacy of military service may have been the initial spark that inspired retired Lt. Col. Paul Amey to launch his military career. But he was the very first in his family to ever earn his aviation “Wings of Gold.”  It was in his sophomore year of college at Benedictine College when Paul came to terms…

Letter from the Editor

Every summer my family comes up with a bucket list of activities that we want to do over our three-month break from school. The kids each add their favorite activities, and invariably we always have several camps to work around. An all-time favorite to add to the list every year is visiting cousins that live out … Continued

Wild + Free

 Article Natalie Fieleke | Photography Dani Johnston  In August 2015, Dani Johnston was grieving the loss of her stillborn son two months earlier. So when her father invited her family to the lake to get away, enjoy the outdoors and kayak, she reluctantly went along. Experiencing nature together was a healing balm and a pivotal point for the Greenwood family.…

Summer Living

 Article and Photography  Raintree Lake and Lake Winnebago  Options range in both communities from casual-picturesque lakefront properties to high-end dream homes. These properties showcase homes backing to the lake with personal docks and boat lifts and also homes with picturesque views from patios with fire pits and large decks.