Tips for Social Media Training Your Child

Today’s kids practically cut their teeth on electronic devices. Naturally, that doesn’t mean they always know how to conduct themselves responsibly online. From the time they start interacting with technology, begin social media training your child. Not only will you inspire them to build a positive digital footprint, you’ll help keep them safe. Here is how.

Mike Brady: The King of Groovy Dads

Several years ago, our daughters became hooked on episodes of The Brady Bunch.  

Cars Have Been a Lifelong Passion for Frank Thompson

Frank Thompson remembers seeing a Chrysler Airflow when he was about 10 years old. He was so taken with the design that he got out his big yellow pad and began sketching the car. Seventy-three years later, a gorgeous yellow 1934 Chrysler Airflow is one of the highlights of his collection of more than 25 vintage cars.

Porsche’s 918 Spyder is Automotive Haute Couture

To Porsche enthusiasts, seeing a 918 Spyder is like catching a glimpse of the Holy Grail or the Hope Diamond because only 918 of them will be built, worldwide.

The Equestrian Lifestyle of Saddle & Sirloin Club

You can almost get to Kentucky if you drive south on Holmes Road far enough. Not literally, but it sure feels like classic Kentucky horse country when you are south of 139th Street and black four-board fencing suddenly outlines a distinctive property. The first hint of something special is the double S sign visible from the gently winding road. If…

The End of I-49

If you’re like me, years from now you’ll still be calling Highway 71 just that, but the fact is Kansas City has a new interstate. Highway 71 south out of KC is now officially Interstate 49. Although a few miles in southern Arkansas have not yet upgraded to interstate status, this new I-49 takes you just about all of the…

Come On and Join the Scrum

They've heard it all. The jokes about how the only way to catch a rugby game is by watching a late-night match on a down-the-dial cable channel. Then there's the one that says the best way to give blood is to find a local rugby club and join the scrum. Or, the head shaking of naysayers who look at the…

Twelve Scouts Awarded Eagle through Leawood’s Troop 10

Boy Scout Troop 10 recently honored twelve new Eagle Scouts during an Eagle court of honor at Blue Valley Northwest High School. To receive the award, a scout must complete at least 21 merit badges including 13 required Eagle Scout badges. He must also plan and carry out an approved Leadership Service Project. Since its founding, Troop 10 has had…

Gurley Paints a Picture for KU Hoops Fans

Many University of Kansas fans have seen or heard Greg Gurley provide color commentary on television and radio on KU men’s basketball games. But most of these fans likely don’t realize that Gurley has Johnson County ties.

BVN’s Breedlove Gives Students Tools For Success

 “You guys have got to wrap your brains around this!”  That exclamation is all too familiar to any student who’s taken one of the challenging classes taught by Jeff Breedlove at Blue Valley North High School. A self-professed “social studies nerd,” Breedlove has taught courses ranging from History of the Western World to Sociology to AP U.S. History. He currently…

The Kansas City Automotive Museum

Tucked away at the corner of Strang Line Road and 116th Street, the Kansas City Automotive Museum now fills the unassuming space of a former business office. And fill it they do! The museum has worked to pack every inch it can spare with cars spanning from the turn of the century to the newest and fastest performance cars.

Kappa Alpha Theta Flights & Kites for Kids

The KC KAT Foundation recently held their annual fundraiser benefitting CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties and Jackson County CASA. Guests enjoyed food and wine pairings and danced to the music of Hazy Fate. Photography by Kate Sweeten

Go Red for Women Expo

The American Heart Association’s "Half Day for Your Heart" event at Overland Park Convention Center inspired women's heart health. In the past year, The Go Red For Women movement has raised $800,000 in Kansas City for women’s heart and stroke research.

Park University’s Ballyhoo

Park University recently hosted Ballyhoo, an annual premier fundraising event that supports University programs and scholarships, at Leawood's AMC headquarters. The event benefitted Park’s School of Business and the University’s Presidential Honors Scholarship.

On The Move With The Maddox Family

Bonnie and Mike Maddox’s story could have begun when the pair was in first grade, living on 99th Terrace by Oak Park Mall, almost four decades ago…but it didn’t. Instead, divided by Quivira Road, the two attended different schools, and never meeting, soon moved out of state.

Go Bold with Gold!

When contemplating a new look for your home, don’t hesitate in taking that proverbial leap of faith. If an interior designer encourages you to incorporate the element of gold into your existing décor, don’t think twice. Just do it!

Opera Singer Headlines Children International Event

Laurie and Don Montague hosted a celebration featuring James Valenti, an internationally acclaimed opera singer and ambassador for the locally-based organization, whose mission is to bring lasting change to children living in poverty. Photography David Riffel

A Night of Knowledge & Nonsense

The Delta Gamma Alumnae of Greater KC recently hosted an interactive game night open to the public. Proceeds from the event benefited Alphapointe, Children's Center for the Visually Impaired and the Delta Gamma Foundation.

The Barstow School Shakespeare Festival

The annual tribute to the Bard includes a school-wide festival that begins with a month's study of Shakespeare's sonnets, plays and Elizabethan England, and culminates with performances, dance, song, archery, swordfighting and Elizabethan games.

Maximum respect

Even though it may not be cool to admit this, I do confess I was a girlie-girl growing up. Loved all things pretty and pink. Could not catch a ball to save my life. Wore dresses exclusively until 3rd grade. I liked boys but I did not understand them.

June 2015 Our Contributors

At Leawood Lifestyle, we strive to bring our readers community-focused content month after month. Our local freelance writers are an integral part of our team. Here are a few of the talented individuals who contributed to our June issue.

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.