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I love new beginnings. The turn of the calendar to a new year always excites me for the opportunity it offers to begin again, to start anew. There are so many ways to view the New Year. I have tried many. Most often I’d ascribe to the athlete's approach: setting goals and going for them with initial gusto (especially with…

Holiday Luminary Walk

Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens transformed into a wonderland of candles, lights, music and holiday fun as visitors strolled down candlelit trails through the gardens and woods at the 16th annual event.

“Till Death Do Us Part” Halloween Party

The Overland Park Ballroom and Social Club recently hosted their first ever Halloween party. Attendees enjoyed light appetizers, adult beverages and dancing to a variety of music provided by a DJ until after midnight.

Newhouse House Party: Lights On!

Newhouse held its annual fundraising gala at the InterContinental Hotel. Proceeds benefit women and their children living in the shelter by providing food, clothing, safe shelter, education and therapy to break the cycle of domestic violence and lead women to self-sufficiency.

January 2016 Around Town

The Olathe Bible Church invites area women and teenage girls to register for their GenReal Conference being held February 26 and 27 at the church's Olathe location (13700 W. 151st St.) The conference will take place on Friday from 7-11 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Genreal (genuine & real) is a multi-generational conference designed to give answers to…

Summiting the Hill

In many ways, Amelia Cooper is a normal teenager. A sophomore at Pembroke Hill High School, she runs cross country and sings in the choir. Her hobbies include snow skiing, hanging out with friends, and testifying to the Senate on behalf of medical research. You know, normal teenager stuff… Cooper’s journey to the Senate began three years ago. When she…

Cutting Edge Technology Now Assists in Healthy Weight Loss

You know the drill: indulge in sweet, decadent treats throughout the holidays, then declare on January 1 to lose the weight, get fit and transform your body. You also know what happens after your declaration: you diet, thinking you can lose pounds. You exercise, thinking you will lose weight faster. You deny yourself the nutrition necessary to thrive because you’re…

Following Life’s Path Wherever It May Lead

Sometimes the journey we began in life evolves in ways we could never imagine. Such is the case for KSHB’s Frank Boal. Boal is well known to Johnson County sports fans because of his almost continuous presence on TV news since April 1981, but many likely don’t know about the path that led him to sports broadcasting. He was a…

A Year Down the Road

Every year more than 200,000 women face a diagnosis of invasive breast cancer. Thanks to the national spotlight on organizations that raise funding and awareness for breast cancer research, women know much about those who fight a breast cancer diagnosis – through mastectomy, infusion therapy, radiation and reconstructive therapy. Although many women share success stories about treatment, fewer stories convey…

Leawood Troop Recognizes 19 New Eagle Scouts

It may take a village to raise a child, but a group of 19 local teenagers have spent the past year giving back to their community. Together, these members of Leawood’s Troop 10 have donated thousands of volunteer hours and much-needed items to KC-area parks, shelters, schools and other organizations. They were recently recognized for their outstanding achievements with the…

A Receipe for Success at The Mixx

For those of us who have had our eye on the stunning facelift recently given to Hawthorne Plaza (119th & Roe) we waited patiently to see which new restaurant would anchor the south corner of the development, especially after one successful eatery was relocated to make room for the new Container Store. Lucky for us, The Mixx is worth the…

Muscle Metrics Wants You to Know That Fit Is The New Thin!

Losing weight can be a bit of a challenge, and when you exercise, eat 
 right, and then stand on the scale and see numbers you did not expect to see based on your efforts, it can be very discouraging. However, does that number on the scale tell the true story with respect to your overall level of fitness? According…

Even Birding is Bigger in Texas!

GETTING THERE By air: From Kansas City, fly into McAllen/Miller International Airport. By car: If you’re in the mood for an extended 15-hour road trip, pack the car and head south on I-35.

From the Desk of… Lisa Harrison

When people learn that I manage the content for three community magazines and that I work from home, they often ask me questions about my home office. Well…. here you go. Our debut “From the Desk of...” is my work space. A window to my world.