Home grown goodness.

When we hear the words “home grown,” some of us think of bountiful gardens and neighbors with green thumbs who share sacks full of zucchini or tomatoes every summer. Others might think about the farm-to-table movement that has swept the nation over the past few years as chefs work to locally source as much of the food on their menus…

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.

Leawood Foundation Jayhawker Movie Event

The Leawood Foundation hosted a “Play for All” fundraiser at Town Center Plaza's AMC 20. In attendance were local actor Kip Niven, who played Coach Phog Allen, and former KU basketball player, Justin Wesley, who played Wilt Chamberlin in the film.

Heartstrings in Bloom

“Kansas City Sports Legends & Inspirations” themed fundraiser featured sporting legends in the fashion show to raise $121,000 for Heartstrings Community Foundation, an organization that provides interactive employment in the community for adults with developmental disabilities.

David McCullough Presents “The Wright Brothers”

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David McCullough discussed his new book on the lives, trials and ultimate triumph of aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright at a special engagement at the Kansas City Public Library.

Area Student Hopes to be a Part of World Cup Soccer

Women’s World Cup soccer may soon include some local talent, so take note of Blue Valley North graduate Parker Roberts. The Mustangs soccer great has played in California for the United States Under 20 team in matches against Brazil, Mexico and Japan this summer. And then on July 5, she started school at the University of Kansas taking two summer…

At Last! A “Reel” Solution for Your Busy Family’s Schedule

If you have a busy household, you probably know the drill. Everyone is coming and going at different times for different reasons, and someone has to oversee the activity of everyone, especially when it comes to scheduling, coordinating and managing appointments. You have to get to the eye doctor. Your son needs to go to the orthodontist. Your leaky kitchen…


It’s a work of art, a peaceful retreat and a homey backyard all rolled into one lovely space. Amid busy schedules and hectic lives, the Eckert family of Leawood has created a relaxing getaway right outside their own back door. The Eckerts have lived in their home for nine years and had completed many indoor projects during those years. Then…

2015 Infiniti QX80

This full-size SUV shines from the inside out and delivers luxury on par with anything in its segment.

Breaking News for the Dubill Family

Christa Dubill is a face you likely recognize: As one of the evening anchors at 41 Action News, she’s entered your home nightly for five years to fill you in on the latest local and national news. So it was something of a treat to flip this scenario and be invited inside the Dubill home to learn more about this…

Spectacular Stand-Alone Tubs

When it comes to spectacular updates in this 2002 Leawood residence, the master bathroom truly stands alone, in more ways than one.

Community Foundation Makes It Easy to “Grow Your Giving”

When Bill Gates, Warren Buffet or Oprah Winfrey give money to worthy causes, it’s usually millions, or even billions, of dollars. But most charitable giving comes from everyday people in much smaller amounts. And that is at the heart of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.

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.

Local Pride, Local Drive

“That’s unacceptable. Let’s fix it.” Richard Shipley and Dan Lynch, co-founders of LocalStart.org, said those words in the fall of 2011 after an internet search for “made in Kansas City” produced one result.

Meet One of the OP’s Model Citizens

It’s been said that it only takes one song to bring back a thousand memories. If that is true, then one can probably expect to be flooded with memories when they see what’s been taking shape in the basement of long-time Overland Park resident, Brad Moore.

Government Jam

I’m an avid gardener. Avid, meaning ‘enthusiastic,’ not ‘successful.’ I shouldn’t say that. I’m great with herbs and this year, my squash and tomatoes are all blooming nicely. The wait for fresh produce became a bit too tiring and I stumbled upon something to make the time pass more quickly.