Editor’s Letter

I recently attended a series of classes to help me work through a bit of the grief I was feeling after the sudden loss of my only brother last year. I took so mI recently attended a series of classes to help me work through a bit of the grief I was feeling after the sudden loss of my only…

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…

KC Wine Co.’s Networking Event

Dozens of friends and advertisers in the Lifestyle Publications family gathered to learn more about the new KC Wine Co., 
and to enjoy an evening of wine and networking.

Rockin’ 4 a Cure at Rock & Brews

A fundraising event was recently held in honor of Scott Cart who has been battling ALS since 2005. The group raised more than $16,000 for Team ‘Strutting for Scott’ in support of the Walk to Defeat ALS. Photography David Strickland

Turner House Kicks 4 Kids

More than $49,000 was raised for Turner House Children's Clinic by supporters at the 4th annual Kicks 4 Kids KC event. Turner House provides access to quality health care for uninsured and underserved children.

Ready for a New Home

Are you looking to add a furry friend to your home this holiday season? Meet Lucy, year-and-a half year old Pointer mix. Lucy loves to learn new things and would thrive in a home with a family who can teach her tricks and help her continue to improve on her obedience training. Lucy enjoys long walks, playing with her many…

Lazarus Ministries Revitalizes a Downtown Church and the Downtrodden

In 1996, the congregation at Grand Avenue Temple United Methodist, at 205 E. 9th Street in Kansas City, Mo., had shrunk to some three families—a far cry from the hundreds it counted among its ranks in the glory days. The church had been active since 1865, but its community had altered greatly in the ensuing years, from a prosperous, busy…

Area Couple Take Christmas Décor to New Heights

It’s December first and most of us are just starting to think about decorating for the holidays. But for Dave and Lori Convy, Christmas arrived weeks ago. The Convys are known for transforming their Overland Park home into a winter wonderland complete with numerous, intricately decorated trees, multiple nativity scenes and a variety of unique Christmas items collected over the…

Former Raiders Coach Still Active

Don’t tell Paul Sexton that at the age of 84 you just have to sit around in a rocking chair. The former Shawnee Mission South boys basketball coach and Olathe resident is still active and still following the game of basketball. When the weather permits he can be found on a golf course four days a week.

A Comprehensive Approach to Retirement and Financial Planning

Alan Becker doesn’t like being told what he cannot do. At the beginning of his financial services career, when he worked solely in insurance, he wrote policies that were best for his clients. Then he was told he couldn’t offer certain products even though those products might be the best fit for his clients’ circumstances.

Gray & Nelson

Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Gray, of Leawood, are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter Callen Suzann to Bryan Patrick Nelson, son of Don and Kay Nelson, of Prairie Village, on September 12, 2015. The marriage ceremony was held at sunset on the arbor overlooking the vineyards of Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards in Sonoma, California and was followed…

BMW X4 is a Coupe for all Seasons

BMW’s X4 four-door Sport Activity Coupe is a niche vehicle made for folks who want the look of a sport coupe and the maneuverability of an SUV. The concept seems to be a bit of a conundrum to me. If you want to haul your mountain bike to the woods wouldn’t the squared-off cargo area of an X3 be more…

The Holiday Table

The holiday season seems busier than ever these days. Between the school programs, work parties, church events and family gatherings it can be hard to enjoy a quiet evening at home between Halloween and New Year’s Day.

A Grown Up Christmas

Christmas is for children. We know that, and we believe that, because we were children, and we remember. We remember that giddy feeling of the last half day of class before two weeks – two weeks! – of vacation from school. We know the delicious torment of walking slowly by the ever-growing pile of presents under the tree, wondering what…