Around Town 26

Introducing Aly and Ryan Burnett

Mr. and Mrs. Aly and Ryan Burnett celebrated a May 21, 2016 wedding.  Aly grew up in Leawood, KS and is the daughter of Suzie and Louie Swyden. Ryan is the son of Ray Burnett and Maxine Novotny of Wichita, KS. Ryan’s family held a lovely rehearsal dinner for the soon to be couple at The Capital Grille on Friday evening. Aly and Ryan tied the knot at St. John’s United Methodist Church on a sunny Saturday at 5:00pm. They were surrounded by friends and family, and drove off in a classic Rolls Royce, where they then continued the beautiful festivities at Carriage Club. Aly and Ryan honeymooned in Maui, HI, and currently reside in Prairie Village, KS.

A Taste Of Leawood

A Taste of Leawood is Leawood’s biggest celebration of food, drinks, and fun. Taste menu items from more than 30 fabulous local restaurants, and dance the night away with live music by Souled Out! Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Town Center Plaza. Tickets are available at

Leawood City Council Votes to Fill Council Vacancy

Leawood resident, Lisa Harrison, has been appointed to the Leawood City Council to represent the residents of the Third Ward. A vacancy occurred when Councilwoman Carrie Rezak moved out of the community in the spring. Lisa has been a resident of Leawood for 15 years.

Children International

Headquartered in Kansas City, Children International is working to end child poverty around the world. Together, with people like you, we’re more than a nonprofit. We’re a powerful force for change. Join Children International at First Fridays in the Crossroads on Friday, August 5th from 5-10pm to catch glimpses of the beauty of life around the world where children are given a place, a team, and a path out of poverty (Clubhouse by Freshcassette at 512 E 18th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64108). Email Brittany Gelbach at for information.