Golden & Pine

Ethical production is a must at Golden & Pine.  Their designs come from all around the world, handcrafted by indigenous artisans or produced ethically in factories that pay a living wage, have good working conditions and guarantee no child labor.  Armadillo and Co., a rug line they carry, is the perfect example.  They are Australian designed and ethically handmade in India.  Armadillo and Co.…

Meet the Maker: Sara Preu

Sarah Preu is a creative wanderer and feels drawn to nature and its role in helping us transform ourselves out of a digital existence and into visceral experience. Her soap making and other plant based products are meant to invite the earth into our daily rituals. Wildcrafting is the ritual of wandering into nature to sustainably forage and gather gifts…

Troop 282 Honors Four New Eagle Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 282, based at the Leawood United Methodist Church, is proud to announce the advancement of four scouts to the rank of Eagle. To advance to Eagle, a Scout must achieve seven ranks, earn at least 21 merit badges, of which 13 are Eagle required, serve in leadership positions, and create and execute a service project that benefits…

Russo’s Magic Number is Six

Blue Valley North senior Maggie Russo seems to like some form of the number six. The Mustangs pitcher/outfielder started playing softball at the age of six. “I started playing softball in kindergarten,” says Russo. “I was six and I’ve been number six ever since then.” She achieved something that very few high school seniors achieve: a perfect score on the…

The Best of Johnson County

Thank you, readers! We invited you to go online and vote for the best our community has to offer in our first-ever Readers’ Choice survey and you rose to the occasion. Though there were some close calls, most of the results were quite clear. You’ve got your favorites and you let us know! We counted the votes, held a party…

Happy To Be Home

You could say Krista and Scott Klaus love living in Leawood. When they first lived here, from 2001 to 2007, they realized it was a special community. But a three-year stint in Florida gave them a new appreciation for this town. Moving back to the area in 2010, there was no question Leawood was the only place for them. “We’ve…

Fields of Sunshine

It’s almost that time. The sunflowers fields of Grinter Farms will be in full bloom around the end of August or early September and the sight is spectacular! Sunflowers as far as the eye can see.

A New Spin on an Old Game

Disc golf, a 40-year-old game, is spiraling high in popularity in Johnson County. This sport is played by all ages, in backyards or on courses, in all sorts of weather.