July 2015 Around Town 1


Inaugural Leawood Rotary 5K

The Leawood Rotary Club is excited to announce the inaugural Leawood Rotary 5K on July 11. The race, managed by the KC Running Company, will be held along the very scenic Tomahawk Creek Parkway from College Boulevard south to 117th St. In addition to the 5K race, a 1K fun run for kids 12 and under will also take place. First, second and third place medals will be awarded in nine categories. Vendor booths, activities for children, and the Great Plains SPCA will be on hand to help launch this event. Proceeds from the run will go to “A Child’s Tomorrow,” the Rotary club’s foundation which supports several local children’s charities. Please visit the event website, LeawoodRotaryRun.com for more information or to register. All entrants will receive a finisher’s medal, a t-shirt, and more.

Mosquito Joe Comes to Johnson County

Kansas City area native David Maginness managed a Taco Bell restaurant for eight years in Fort Collins, Colo., before making the leap from burritos to mosquitos when he moved back to the Kansas City area and bought the first area Mosquito Joe. He opened his doors in May, serving all of Johnson County just in time for the start of mosquito season.

Mosquito Joe is a residential and commercial mosquito control service, which aims to let Johnson County residents utilize their backyard all season without worrying about mosquitoes and other pests. Experienced technicians are trained mosquito control experts dedicated to getting rid of mosquitoes and other pests so people can enjoy being outside again. With the Mosquito Joe product, Maginness knew he could provide residents with an affordable solution to Johnson County’s summertime bug problem. To learn more about the service call Maginness at 913.553.4224.

Properly Protect Your Skin this Summer

Most people incorrectly guess their skin type, then use the wrong products. Kansas City Skin & Cancer Center can help. The center’s new Skin Type Solutions System is the first location in the Midwest. The system helps patients determine their true skin type. It takes the guesswork out of selecting skincare products.

The Skin Type Solutions System is based on Dr. Leslie Baumann’s 16 Baumann Skin Types. The system includes 18 skincare brands – some are well-known, while others are available exclusively through the Skin Type Solutions System.

After taking a simple, scientifically validated quiz, patients receive their Baumann Skin Type and a recommended product regimen. It’s personalized care.

Drs. Mark Cohen, Kimberly Schoofs and Wenfei Xie serve patients at Kansas City Skin and Cancer Center’s two offices. The Skin Type Solutions System is available at both the Northland and Shawnee Mission Medical Center campus locations.

To learn more, visit KCSkinCenter.com.

Granite Garage Floors Celebrates Milestone

Granite Garage Flooring celebrates a milestone of installing 500,000 square feet of professionally-installed epoxy coating systems and has recently been awarded The Best of Houzz 2015 Service Award as well as Super Service Award 2014 by Angie’s List.  Granite Garage Flooring system (based in Leawood, Kansas) established it’s business four years ago with a goal to provide durable and chemical, gas, oil and dirt resistant flooring to homes and businesses looking to improve the look and appeal of their basement and garage space. For more information visit GraniteGarageFloors.com.

Former Chief Helps Develop Outdoor Weather App

When Tony Adams arrived in the Kansas City area to play quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, it proved to be anything but a temporary stay. His four-year Chiefs career gave Adams and his family enough time to fall in love with Johnson County and make them permanent residents for nearly four decades.

Adams has been a hunter and fisherman all his life. His passion for the outdoors has led him to become the founder of a new weather app—IsLikely—specifically designed for multiple outdoor activities. The app and website adapt to both android and IOS phones through the Apple Store and Google Play. Outdoors enthusiasts can target detailed weather reports and forecasts at all their favorite outdoor locations to enjoy their desired outdoor activities, both locally, area-wide and out-of-state.

Plans for Mesner Puppets 2015-16 Season

Mesner Puppets, Inc. announces plans for the 2015-16 season. The season opens with The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf July 6-12; and is followed by The Singalong Show November 4-22; The Nativity December 4-6; Hershel & the Hanukkah Goblins December 11-13; Old MacDonald’s Holiday Hoedown December 16-23; Saint George & the Dragon February 17-28, 2016; The Stinky Cheese Man March 18-26; and Stories We Share April 30, 2016.

Mesner Puppets presents its main season of family-oriented plays at its Hyde Park neighborhood studio 1006 E Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64109. The season opener is a reprise of the UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence Award Winning production of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf. The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with three little pigs. For the second show of the season, The Singalong Show, Associate Artistic Director Mike Horner takes the lead in creating this interactive show featuring songs perfect for singing and clapping along.

Details are available at PaulMesnerPuppets.org.

Sports Medicine Clinic Adds 
New Services

Schabel Performance Health & Wellness, located at Market Square in Leawood, has recently expanded their list of services. In addition to chiropractic manual therapy, Drs. Larisa and Nick Schabel also offer cutting-edge techniques such as Active Release Techniques (ART), trigger point dry needling, Graston Technique, kinsiology taping, acupuncture and more.

“We work hard to meet the demand of current and prospective patients,” says chiropractor and co-owner Larisa Schabel. “We use these techniques to ensure that we can treat a variety of conditions, including low back pain, neck pain, plantar fasciitis, and tennis elbow. It is our mission to address the root of dysfunction and correct it so that you can live the life you deserve.”

To find out more or to schedule a complimentary 30 minute consultation, give them a call at 913.345.4840 or visit SchabelPerformanceHealth.com.

A Note From Our Editor

In response to our May article about turning your wedding dress into baby bedding, we heard from local nurses and pediatricians that use of this type of plush material inside a baby’s crib is not recommended. While the idea of turning a wedding dress into something for the baby’s nursery is a lovely idea, it should exclude the crib. For the first year of life the only things that belong in a crib are a firm mattress, a fitted sheet, and the baby.