Letter from the Creative Director

Even though I don’t love frigid temperatures, December is by far my favorite month of the year. The excitement and magic of watching my kids experience all of our family holiday traditions is so much fun, and the anticipation of Christmas morning makes me still feel like a kid. I absolutely love every part of it, and I think I…

The 5th Annual OVERRUN Ovarian Cancer 5K Run/Walk

Over 1500 runners, walkers and volunteers joined in the fight against ovarian cancer. The OVERRUN Ovarian Cancer Foundation strives to create a day of hope, support, and awareness for ovarian cancer. Funds raised support ovarian cancer research and patient advocacy in the KC Metro area. We Believe in a Cure.

Hillcrest Infinite Possibilities Gala 2016

The 11th annual Hillcrest Transitional Housing of Kansas Gala took place at the Museum at Prairiefire on November 5th. Hillcrest's time-tested program works with homeless families and youth to become self-sufficient, contributing members of society. 
Photography Claire Ryser

Holiday Gift Giving Guide

Here are some of our top picks from local shops to inspire you this gift-giving season.

A Trip to Ecuador with Children International Changes Two Lives

Matt Staub, founder of marketing agency Proxima, snapped hundreds of photographs and recorded video once he and members of Children International set foot in Ecuador. Staub and the Children International (CI) team made their way to the nonprofit’s community center in Guayquil, Quito, as part of a nine-day trip. Located high in the foothills of the Andean mountains, the center…

Cookies & Cocktails

A fun holiday tradition amongst friends is a good ol' cookie exchange. It's a great excuse to get together and then return home with a plethora of sweet treats and festive goodies. I often want a big selection of baked goods around the house in December for family and guests, but often run out of time to make a huge…

Angi Hockett

You can display your new wreath several different ways. Leaning it on the fireplace mantel amongst a bit of greenery would be festive. It can be hung on a wall by using a long screw preferably into a stud, then simply hooking a pipe section on the screw. If you are wanting to hang your wreath on the front door…

Scott’s Diamonds is a Johnson County Gem

The goldsmith’s art and craft date back to the Middle Ages, when the prosperous looked for ways to refine their gold and create beautiful jewelry. Scott’s Diamond Designs in Overland Park is owned by Scott Wagner, a goldsmith. Since 1982, Scott and his wife Monica have owned the jewelry store where they provide jewelry and gem solutions for Johnson County…

American Youth Ballet: The Nutcracker

Jump-start your holidays with The Nutcracker, the must-see production by the American Youth Ballet. Experience the magic surrounded by snowflakes, sword fights, dancing dolls, a 40ft growing tree, and Tchaikovsky's music performed by the Overland Park Orchestra. Talented dancers, beautiful festive costumes, elaborate sets, and a live orchestra bring this iconic classic to life at the Johnson County Community College's…