March

Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they travel to four magical destinations all in one action-packed ice adventure!

Vox Vineyards’ Jerry Eisterhold Cultivates the Voice of the Land

Vox Vineyards’ Jerry Eisterhold Cultivates the Voice of the Land

Vox Vineyards founder Jerry Eisterhold stands between rows of grapevines planted along rolling hills covered in deposits of loess, or windblown sediment. When ancient glacial ice caps retreated from the border of the Missouri River, exposed windblown silt particles accumulated over time along the river and formed these deposits on land now carved into farm fields and residences in unincorporated Platte County. Eisterhold, a former agronomist that worked as a University of Missouri student in a soil survey laboratory, realized that these rich, deep deposits would be fertile ground for growing grapes.

October 2015 Around Town

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 NorthlandLifestyle.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 will be held after the New Year.

Chiefs Fantasy Camp 2015

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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

Salud, cheers, noroc and sláinte!

It’s here–our semiannual beer and wine issue! This issue has been particularly exciting for me for the past few years as the Northland has exploded as a place known for good people making good products. This issue is no exception.

A Glass of Wine a Day Helps Keep The Doctor Away?

A Glass of Wine a Day Helps Keep The Doctor Away?

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is a familiar adage that dances in our heads especially during flu and cold season. But researchers are finding evidence that might just offer a slight modification to that maxim: A glass of wine a day to keep the doctor away. Some researchers advocate that antioxidants found in wine and beer may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of HDL cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol) and protecting against artery damage. But some in the health field aren’t as quick to jump on the bandwagon. Either way, there are some tips to get as much health benefits from a glass of wine as you can.

A Woman and Her Beer

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A microbiologist, a woman, and a beer expert walk into a bar. No. It’s not a joke. It’s an accurate, albeit partial description of Jennifer Helber, owner of Grain to Glass, a supply and bottle shop for aspiring and knowledgeable homebrewers.

The Fine Art of Getting By In Belgium

The Fine Art of Getting By In Belgium

No one tells you that when you are a beer or wine lover, you may start to travel in pursuit of your chosen beverage. For a cult beverage, some can make specific trips out to festivals, wineries or distilleries. A couple of years ago, my husband, Aaron, and good friend, Jeff, and I decided to swing by Brussels, Belgium, while we were all in Paris. But as in everything, the words of the The Gambler come in to play–know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em. Know when to walk away. Know when to run. Oh, Kenny. You were never so right.

TASTE ON TAP

TASTE ON TAP

‘I don’t like beer,’ is a common refrain heard by bartenders the world over. At the White Horse Pub, located at 10221 North Oak Trafficway, bartender Katie Fruetel has created a gateway drink: a beer and a cocktail rolled into one.

Parkville Time Capsule Presentation

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Parkville Mayor Nan Johnston welcomed representatives from 40+ organizations to place items into a time capsule to be opened at Parkville’s 200th anniversary in 2049. Northland Lifestyle was honored to place one of their issues in the time capsule. Photography Christopher T. Murphy

A Taste of Class in Parkville

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Parkville has always maintained an element of class and distinction. The S.D Strong Company, located in the Park College caves, has taken that integrity a step further.
S.D. Strong is best known as top-shelf vodka. Painstaking steps are taken to make this unique vodka easy to sip, due to its smooth taste. The same principals are used on their soon to be released gin, Pillar 136.