September 2017 Around Town

Restoration Emporium, a curated boutique of farmhouse, urban chic, vintage-inspired gifts and Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines furniture and accessories line opened their new location at 4704 Wyandotte St. on the Country Club Plaza.

April 2017 Around Town

Pour for More, a signature cocktail event benefiting KidsTLC, will be held April 28. The Nantucket-inspired evening will be held at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and funds will be raised for residential psychiatric treatment, outpatient behavioral health, homeless outreach to teens, children with autism and parent support services. Guests will explore the museum’s unique galleries, indulge in farm-fresh…

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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…

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Start the school year off with confidence by jump starting next year’s math course this summer. Club Z! In Home Tutoring will make math seem easy by exposing your child to 1st semester’s curriculum in just 10 one hour sessions, 5 weeks before school starts. A diagnostic test will be given prior to the start to expose any holes in…

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Tennessee pipe organ builders Richards, Fowkes & Co. are nearing completion of a new pipe organ for Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village. The 59-stop organ, referred to as Opus 22, is the company’s biggest instrument to date. Everything is monumental—a choir division with 17 stops, two 32’ stops in the pedal, and more 8’ and color stops than the…

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Carlye Hemphill and Patrick Stone, an up and coming amateur couple, recently competed in the USA Dance Nationals representing Overland Park Ballroom and Social Club. The competition took place in Baltimore, Maryland, where 1,200 athletes competed in six styles of DanceSport and in all proficiency levels. Competitors, ranging from age 5-70, showcased their best athletic and artistic talents to win…

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Encouraging, supportive, creative and inspiring are just a few words to describe Adriane Falco, music teacher at Stanley Elementary. These are also a few of the many reasons Falco was recently selected as a 2016 Emporia State University Kansas Master teacher. Established in 1953, the annual Master Teacher award is presented to teachers who have served the profession long and…

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iFLY, the new experiential entertainment venue in Overland Park, is now open and offers the thrill of indoor skydiving to folks of all ages. They make the dream of flight a reality by giving customers “wings” in a safe and reliable environment. Located at I-435 and Metcalf, the unique building uses a wind tunnel to simulate the skydiving experience. After…

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Food Equality Initiative, Inc. (FEI) is the nation’s leading non-profit focused solely on increasing access to gluten free and allergy friendly food for those who are food insecure, but have a medical need for these foods. The organization is best known for opening the ReNewed Health food pantry. It is the only pantry in the nation that offers allergy friendly…

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The nation’s only annual study and ranking of K-12 education foundations has ranked Shawnee Mission Education Foundation fourth in its division and 42nd in the nation. The study includes education foundations in the top 200 largest school districts in the nation (by student population), as well as other top-performing foundations in smaller school districts. “Achieving this ranking is a testament…

December 2015 Around Town

Willie Wagner founded “Wagner’s” in 1968. The main focus at that time was automobile collision repair, paint and custom work. Wagner’s Auto Body was located in Kansas City, Kans., until 1996 when in order to focus on the rapidly expanding classic car business they moved to their current location in Bonner Springs. They feature an impressive showroom filled with collector…

November 2015 Around Town

The Ritz Charles was the place to be in September for a wonderful night to celebrate the Heartland Design Awards of Excellence. Arlene Ladegaard, certified interior designer of Design Connection, Inc. and her team was showered with two Gold Awards and one Silver Awards for projects that she designed in 2015. Ladegaard is the only interior designer in the Missouri…

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 JohnsonCountyLifestyle.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…

September 2015 Around Town

Most police dogs are cross-trained, so they can track people and drugs. They learn to scent on the ground, for the scent trail that a person leaves, and in the air. Air scenting is important, because that way a dog can sense if a suspect has circled back around to ambush the officer.

August 2015 Around Town

Taste of Leawood is an annual celebration showcasing top Leawood Chamber restaurants in a fun, food festival setting. Guests can taste items from 30 of the area’s best restaurants while enjoying an autumn evening under the stars at the event’s new Town Center Plaza venue. Feast on top menu items, and an array of wine varietals, complimented by music and…

July 2015 Around Town

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…

July 2015 Around Town

Most people incorrectly guess their skin type, then use the wrong products. Kansas City Skin & Cancer Center can help.

June 2015 Around Town

An $11.7 million renovation of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will showcase the internationally celebrated Marion and Henry Bloch Collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art, which will go on permanent view in Spring 2017.

May 2015 Around Town

Fire Chief Bryan Dehner recently released his department's annual report which highlighted the opening of a two-person squad house in a residential neighborhood, merging operations with the Merriam Fire Department, improving service for both cities while saving each money, and being recognized as a fully-accredited department.
The Overland Park Fire Department moved into a new squad house, partnered with its neighbors in Merriam for improved and…