KC SuperStar

Now in its sixth year, KC SuperStar is an American Idol-style competition that awards the $10,000 Edward & Ellen Rose Family Scholarship to the best high school singer in the metropolitan area. Congratulations to Austin Klein, 2015 KC SuperStar!

Happy fall, all!

It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year… in my humble opinion. I love it when I get to pull out the sweatshirts and sweaters that have been ignored during the months that are our humid summers. My perfect fall day is when the temperatures are crisp enough to allow me to wear my favorite jeans, but not so cool…

Jeff Flottman Foundation Golf Tournament

Family and friends gathered to celebrate Jeff's life and support an organization he was passionate about. The first golf tournament in his name at the Country Club of Leawood raised more than $60,000 for Avenue of Life. Photography Hannelore Snyder Brown

Oliver! at Ironwoods Park

The Leawood Stage Company recently presented Oliver! at Ironwoods Park Amphitheater as the 17th annual summer musical production. This year featured the largest cast ever, with 63 people from all across the area.

KU Kickoff at Corinth Square

The University of Kansas coaches, band members and cheer teams helped fans celebrate Unforgettable Firsts, a customer-focused campaign of First National Bank, at the annual KU Kickoff event in Prairie Village. Photography courtesy First National Bank

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…

Coach Delaney Leads Lancers to Promised Land

Shawnee Mission East went undefeated and won the school’s first Class 6A state title last year. The Lancers were the last Shawnee Mission school to win a state title and they did it with second year Head Coach Dustin Delaney.

Troop 459 Celebrates Ten Eagle Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 459 recently celebrated the advancement of 10 Eagle Scouts at Colonial Presbyterian Church in Overland Park. The rank of Eagle Scout is achieved by less than four percent of Scouts. To become an Eagle Scout, a boy must earn 22 merit badges, serve in troop leadership roles, and conceive, plan and execute a service project that benefits…


So in love, in fact, that my date and I told our waitress we could have skipped the hearty portions of pork loin, pork shoulder and sliced beef that get top billing on Grünauer’s Viennese Classics menu and been blissfully happy with a deep bowl of the humble vegetable.

Audi Q5 Diesel has Fuel Economy and Performance

Clean diesel power appeals to drivers on two levels: performance and fuel economy. Audi’s midsize utility vehicle, the Q5, is available with five powertrains, ranging from a 2.0-liter turbo to the supercharged V-6 in the sporty SQ5, but the one that catches my eye is the 3.0-liter turbo diesel V-6.

Gillaspie & Gross

Michael Gillaspie and LeeAnne Hays of Leawood are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Hannah Gillaspie to Perry Gross, son of David and Lori Gross of Prairie Village. Hannah is the granddaughter of Rosemary Gillaspie of Colony, Kansas, and the late George Gillaspie and Janet Hays of Prairie Village. Perry is the grandson of Sol and Carmela Gross…

Smartphone Sommelier

Chances are that no matter where you live in the city, you’re never too far from a cavernous liquor shop. You know these booze behemoths, where aisles of bottles extend like row crops stacked tall with microbrewed beers, endless wine varietals and all manner of spirits. Choice is a great thing, until a quick run for tonight’s party becomes a…

Reflections Body Solutions

When you are a client at Reflections Body Solutions in Overland Park, you can remain confident that the services and treatments you receive are the safest and most effective on the market. Further, they are performed by a Board Certified Physician, Licensed Medical Aestheticians and Certified Laser Technicians, all who are fully trained and who undergo continuous training within their…


Autumn is here, and we’re all gearing up for some comfort food, entertaining friends and family during the holidays, watching football, and complementing our meals with great wine and beer. Often confused by the plethora of choices when perusing the liquor aisles of the store? Tend to judge a bottle by its label when choosing something to drink? No more!…

The Festive Colors of Fall

After roaming the beautiful Missouri country side, I recently discovered the lovely Flower Hill Farm. Proprietor Vicki and her amazing Missouri cut flowers became the inspiration for this festive fall photo shoot featuring many products that are made in Missouri. Vicki graciously allowed me to roam her flower fields and harvest blooms to create the designs for our beautiful fall…

When Fetching Beer Gets Complicated

Wait. That doesn’t sound right. I don’t even drink this popular beverage—never acquired a taste—but I am indeed going through a beer-related crisis. It all started at a fundraising event, too many months ago. An item at the silent auction table caught my husband’s eye—a gift certificate for his favorite local brewery. It offered the ultimate temptation: “A Special Four-Case…