October 2015 Editor’s Letter

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…

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…

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

Chiefs Fantasy Camp 2015

The event benefitted the Center for Concussion Management at the University of Kansas Hospital. Ten former Chiefs players, along with Coach Dick Vermeil and Mitch Holthus, coached players through skills stations and a 7 on 7 tournament. Photography Seth Laubinger

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!

Moon Shine on the Farm

Friends and neighbors gathered at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead for the second annual event, enjoying an evening of good food, beer, wine, dancing, games, hayrides and more—all under the stars.

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.

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…


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.

Building Financial Security for a Child with Special Needs

A friend shared with me…Several of our friends had kids at the same time as us, and we started noticing that our son was developing slower than the other children. He had been born premature and was about 9 months old when he started having bad seizures. He was cared for at the Shawnee Mission Infant Development Center and that’s…

Hoops Program Encourages Students to Help Kids with Cancer

Blue Valley Southwest chemistry and anatomy/physiology teacher Dr. Chris Jenson came up with an idea that has blossomed into a great fundraiser for young cancer victims and research.

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…

The Powerful, Healing Words of Olathe’s Kristin Brumm

Online blogs give writers an opportunity to share their words with a world-wide audience. We enjoy introducing our readers to local bloggers we think they might like to follow.

Dos Puentes

It takes a special sense of adventure and love of travel to purchase a vineyard in Argentina when Kansas is home. That’s exactly what the mountain-climbing, wine-loving DeWayne Bridges and his wife Linda have… a keen sense of keeping things lively for themselves and their family. The Bridges are the proud owners of a 150-acre vineyard in the Uco Valley,…

When Fetching Beer Gets Complicated

I have a beer problem. 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…

BVW’S Mark Collins is Blazing His Own Trail

A lot of young people with famous parents or parent want to make their own life and career. The 5'11", 175-pound Jaguar defensive back is on track to have a good senior season and move into college football next year.