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I love new beginnings. The turn of the calendar to a new year always excites me for the opportunity it offers to begin again, to start anew. There are so many ways to view the New Year. I have tried many. Most often I’d ascribe to the athlete's approach: setting goals and going for them with initial gusto (especially with…

Holiday Luminary Walk

Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens transformed into a wonderland of candles, lights, music and holiday fun as visitors strolled down candlelit trails through the gardens and woods at the 16th annual event.

KC Most Wanted Supports Big Brothers & Big Sisters

The Most Wanted Honorees had a ball raising money at the Madrid. With help from the honorees, sponsors, donors and attendees, the event raised a record-breaking $357,500 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of KC.

The Whole Person’s 5th Annual Celebration Awards Luncheon

The Whole Person (TWP) held its 5th Annual Celebration Awards Luncheon on November 6 at the Grand Street Café, honoring individuals and organizations that are working to further TWP’s mission to assist people with disabilities to live independently.

Around Town

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…

Leawood Troop Recognizes 19 New Eagle Scouts

It may take a village to raise a child, but a group of 19 local teenagers have spent the past year giving back to their community. Together, these members of Leawood’s Troop 10 have donated thousands of volunteer hours and much-needed items to KC-area parks, shelters, schools and other organizations. They were recently recognized for their outstanding achievements with the…

Treating The Whole Person, One Individual at a Time

For Jim Leach, it was a battle with bipolar disease. For Aaron Price, it was a devastating car crash that led to being paralyzed. Each man had a very different challenge that lay before him, but each was able to turn to the same place for help: The Whole Person. This incredible local nonprofit aids people with disabilities so they…

Your Be-Ready-For-Winter Car Checklist

Since Kansas City winters seems to arrive in January more often than December, it is not too late to take a few minutes to make sure your car is as ready as you are for a few months of ice and snow. Here are some tips to make sure you keep your car is running and performing at its peak…

Area Doctor Now Providing 
Innovative Therapy

Kansas City physician Michael Barnthouse, M.D., P.C., is pleased to be offering SottoPelle® Therapy, founded by Gino Tutera M.D., FACOG, as a solution for patients who struggle with hormone imbalance and well-being. While other forms of hormone replacement therapy are less effective or rely on uncomfortable or inconvenient modalities such as patches, creams, pills or injections that must be repeated…

Overcoming Four Major Financial Mistakes Physicians Make

As a physician, you spend countless hours working so that others can enjoy a healthy and fulfilling life, leaving you with fewer hours to spend on yourself and your finances. With your focus on your profession, you may fall victim to making financial mistakes that can add up over the long run. Here are four financial mistakes physicians make and…

Make New Friends…

Get acquainted with the people and activities of the 300-member strong New Friends of Kansas City with a monthly coffee for guests, new members or members who want to make new friends. It’s offered in the homey atmosphere of an existing member’s residence. Check out their website for how to connect with them: 
NewFriendsOfKansasCity29.WildApricot.org. I stepped outside the door of…

Even Birding is Bigger in Texas!

GETTING THERE By air: From Kansas City, fly into McAllen/Miller International Airport. By car: If you’re in the mood for an extended 15-hour road trip, pack the car and head south on I-35.

From the Desk of… Lisa Harrison

When people learn that I manage the content for three community magazines and that I work from home, they often ask me questions about my home office. Well…. here you go. Our debut “From the Desk of...” is my work space. A window to my world.

Following a Different Kind 
of Basketball Dream

Johnny Carver’s dream of following in his father and brother’s footsteps in basketball came to a halt in high school. But that didn’t stop this University of Arkansas sophomore from living his basketball dream in another way. His father, Brad, and older brother, Steve, both excelled on the high school level at Shawnee Mission Northwest and played on the collegiate…