Wedding memories

As I sit around living rooms and kitchen tables with friends who have children of marrying age, I’m learning that there are two kinds of weddings. There are the ones that meet the wants and desires of the parents who are footing the bill and then there are the kinds of weddings where the bride and groom make all of…

Notre Dame de Sion Annual Gala Auction

More than 460 guests enjoyed an evening at the InterContinental ballroom for a “Sion Around the World” soiree featuring silent and live auctions, a car raffle, dinner and dancing to raise funds for Kansas City’s only pre-K through 12th grade independent Catholic school.

9th Annual Wabash CannonBall

Nearly 800 guests gathered at the Overland Park Convention Center to celebrate purple pride at the black-tie event hosted by the K-State Alumni Association to raise money for scholarships for future K-Staters from the Kansas City area. 

Leawood Egg-stravagana

Leawood Chamber of Commerce helped residents welcome in spring with its 21st annual event at Leawood City Park.

Lyric Opera Circle Champagne Ball

The KC Convention Center was transformed into a setting of old world elegance and entertainment highlighting arias of toasting and celebration from some of the world's most beloved operas performed by the Lyric Opera Chorus with featured guest artist Liam Bonner. 

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…

The Girls Grant Project

“Who’s your favorite Disney princess?” Not exactly the type of question I was expecting as I sat down at a long, crowded table in the conference room of the Women’s Foundation. Just a few weeks earlier, I’d sent off a detailed application for the “Girls Grant Project” not quite knowing what I’d be getting myself into. Advancing to the interview…

Wiedeman & Dorman

Bill and Christy Wiedeman of Leawood, are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter Madison to Taylor Dorman, son of Case and Jennifer Dorman, also of Leawood. Proud grandparents include John and Dainty Wiedeman, Dave and Carolyn Curnutt, Jack and Delores Fiorella and Barbara Goodrick.

A Labor of Love

When Overland Park residents and artistic craftsmen Jacqueline Greene and David Buell decided to marry, they envisioned a different sort of celebration.

Seaside Wedding Splendor in the Midwest

Did you know there is a place right here, on the edge of Kansas City, that can give you the look and feel of being at your favorite seaside eatery? The Marina Grog and Galley at Lake Lotawana boasts of world-class cuisine and a scenic atmosphere year round at the water’s edge.

Boundary Waters Bound

Summer in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area—the pristine expanse of wilderness that hugs and spills over the Canadian border in northern Minnesota—is a sharp departure from the long, raw winter season where color is stripped from the landscape and snow-shoers dominate the frozen tundra.  Pine, fir and spruce co-mingle with leafed-out birches, aspens and maples and brilliant wildflowers. Mosquitoes and the…

Basketball is in Their Blood

The Fritz family of Overland Park knows the game of basketball.

FROM NEGLECT TO RESPECT

Your garage is calling….and it is tired of its appearance and how it has been neglected over the years. As a space that represents up to 20 percent of your home’s total size, the garage is often overlooked as a home improvement candidate.  Yet, the garage is used and visited or used by homeowners nearly every day and often serves as the…

A Formula to Inspire Success

If former high school teacher, principal, and well-known educator Susan Wally had a hashtag to describe her life’s mission, it might be #transformation.

Three Local Girls Realize Success at the Tip of Their Fingers

Three area students have proven that, despite the challenges of visual impairment, they can clearly see a bright future for themselves, as evidenced by their recent standout performances in a high-profile competition designed specifically for the visually impaired.

Mid-Year Changes Enhance Volvo’s S60

After last year’s styling tweaks to the S60, Volvo has given the car a midyear update that includes more technology and in-car connectivity.

Blue Valley School District Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Blue Valley School District will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in the fall.

Listen to Your Mother

In 2010, Ann Imig organized a live-staged reading event in Madison, Wisc., to bring together her community—mothers and non-mothers alike—and provide a forum for a diversity of voices to share their personal stories. These readers spoke honestly and openly about motherhood, family, childhood and parenting. And so, the Listen to Your Mother movement was born. This one event quickly grew…

THE INVITED WEDDING CRASHERS WILL ATTEND

“When was the last time we’ve been to a family wedding, on my side?”