November 2017 Around Town

This past October, two James Beard Award-winning chefs helped to raise funds for the Child Protection Center (CPC) through a delicious partnership.

September 2017 Around Town

Restoration Emporium, a curated boutique of farmhouse, urban chic, vintage-inspired gifts and Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines furniture and accessories line opened their new location at 4704 Wyandotte St. on the Country Club Plaza.

May 2017 Around Town

On December 3, Erica Vlasic, of Leawood, married Matthew Zarse, of Lawrence, at The Church of the Nativity in Leawood. Almost everyone involved in making their wedding a wonderful day had a Leawood connection. The reception was held at The Venue in Leawood. Leawood resident Mario Brancato catered the event and his band, Flashback, kept guests dancing on a packed…

April 2017 Around Town

Pour for More, a signature cocktail event benefiting KidsTLC will be held April 28. The Nantucket-inspired evening will be held at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and funds will be raised for residential psychiatric treatment, outpatient behavioral health, homeless outreach to teens, children with autism and parent support services. Guests will explore the museum’s unique galleries, indulge in farm-fresh…

February 2017 Around Town

Jodi Fincher, RN, BSN, MBA, CCRN, FABC has been named Administrator of St. Joseph Medical Center. Before joining St. Joseph Medical Center, Fincher was the regional director of nursing, Midwest division for Prime Healthcare. Fincher started her career as a nurse tech in the emergency department at Saint John Hospital in Leavenworth, in 1987. She then worked in the intensive…

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Mr. and Mrs. Aly and Ryan Burnett celebrated a May 21, 2016 wedding. Aly grew up in Leawood, KS and is the daughter of Suzie and Louie Swyden. Ryan is the son of Ray Burnett and Maxine Novotny of Wichita, KS. Ryan’s family held a lovely rehearsal dinner for the soon to be couple at The Capital Grille on Friday…

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Start the school year off with confidence by jump starting next year’s math course this summer. Club Z! In Home Tutoring will make math seem easy by exposing your child to 1st semester’s curriculum in just 10 one hour sessions, 5 weeks before school starts. A diagnostic test will be given prior to the start to expose any holes in…

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Tennessee pipe organ builders Richards, Fowkes & Co. are nearing completion of a new pipe organ for Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village. The 59-stop organ, referred to as Opus 22, is the company’s biggest instrument to date. Everything is monumental—a choir division with 17 stops, two 32’ stops in the pedal, and more 8’ and color stops than the…

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Dr. Chip Mladenoff spent his much of life being as an athlete, but when his hockey career came to an end, he decided to do something that would help others perform at their best. Chip recently graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City and already he has found his place working in his father’s Overland Park clinic. Additionally, Mladenoff…

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The Leawood Fire Department (LFD) recently received a unanimous vote for accreditation by members of the Commission on Fire International (CFAI). The LFD had been working towards this goal for approximately three years. This accreditation not only reflects well on the Fire Department since it took hard work at all levels but on the City as a whole since the…

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iFLY, the new experiential entertainment venue in Overland Park, is now open and offers the thrill of indoor skydiving to folks of all ages. They make the dream of flight a reality by giving customers “wings” in a safe and reliable environment. Located at I-435 and Metcalf, the unique building uses a wind tunnel to simulate the skydiving experience. After…

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Food Equality Initiative, Inc. (FEI) is the nation’s leading non-profit focused solely on increasing access to gluten free and allergy friendly food for those who are food insecure, but have a medical need for these foods. The organization is best known for opening the ReNewed Health food pantry. It is the only pantry in the nation that offers allergy friendly…

January 2016 Around Town

The Olathe Bible Church invites area women and teenage girls to register for their GenReal Conference being held February 26 and 27 at the church's Olathe location (13700 W. 151st St.) The conference will take place on Friday from 7-11 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Genreal (genuine & real) is a multi-generational conference designed to give answers to…

December 2015 Around Town

For most people, their single focus in changing their bodies is based on a number on a scale. But, countless studies about health and fitness have proven that the emphasis should be on body composition. In other words, how much fat we carry and how much muscle we have.

November 2015 Around Town

The Ritz Charles was the place to be in September for a wonderful night to celebrate the Heartland Design Awards of Excellence. Arlene Ladegaard, certified interior designer of Design Connection, Inc. and her team was showered with two Gold Awards and one Silver Awards for projects that she designed in 2015. Ladegaard is the only interior designer in the Missouri…

October 2015 Around Town

We invite our readers to be a part of the first ever Lifestyle Reader's Choice Awards, an opportunity to acknowledge the best businesses in and around our community. Log onto LeawoodLifestyle.com during October and November to make a nomination or to cast your votes. Winners will be announced after all of the votes are counted and a special awards ceremony…

September 2015 Around Town

AMGutters.com celebrates a milestone of repairing and replacing more than 20,000 professionally installed gutters in the Kansas City area. Known for their quality work and lifetime guaranteed solutions, and based in Olathe for over 28 years, they are the preferred dealer for the Rhino Gutter Guard and Gutter Glove guttering systems. Their goal has always been to provide a professional,…

August 2015 Around Town

Powell Gardens’ newest growing venture has produced an abundant crop of organic tomatoes distributed through select Cosentino’s Price Chopper markets and on the menu at some of the area’s most popular restaurants.

July 2015 Around Town

Inaugural Leawood Rotary 5K The Leawood Rotary Club is excited to announce the inaugural Leawood Rotary 5K on July 11. The race, managed by the KC Running Company, will be held along the very scenic Tomahawk Creek Parkway from College Boulevard south to 117th St. In addition to the 5K race, a 1K fun run for kids 12 and under…

June 2015 Around Town

An $11.7 million renovation of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will showcase the internationally celebrated Marion and Henry Bloch Collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art, which will go on permanent view in Spring 2017.

May 2015 Around Town

Caroline McVay, of Leawood, was recently crowned the first Miss Kansas Teen Amazing at the state pageant held at the University of Central Missouri. She also earned their inaugural Spirit Award. Miss Amazing, a national pageant mirroring the Miss America pageant system for girls and women with disabilities, age 10-35, focuses on allowing the participants to reach their full potential…