October 2015 Around Town

Lifestyle Reader’s Choice Awards

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.

Kansas City F.A.R.E Walk

Did you know that an estimated 15 million Americans live with a food allergy? The Kansas City FARE Walk for Food Allergy unites the KC food allergy community in the goal of ensuring a safer world for those who live with food allergy – a potentially life-threatening disease – and the search for a cure.

The walk is a free, family-friendly event featuring games, bounce houses and a kid’s fun zone. Money raised helps fund food allergy education, advocacy, awareness and research. Walkers and teams join in personal fundraising efforts in their communities and each walk celebrates the generous support given to those living with food allergies.

This year’s walk will take place at Theis Park, across from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on October 24. To find out more and create your team, visit FoodAllergyWalk.org/KansasCity2015.

If you need assistance registering or have further questions please contact the FARE Southwest Regional Office at 469.317.3228.

Beer lovers have pub crawls and wine lovers have wine tours. Coffee lovers have…the Caffeine Crawl! Four years of events across the country set the stage, and November 2015 brings the caffeinated charge back to the city that started it all for the 40th Caffeine Crawl!

The fun begins Friday evening with a night owl route from 5-8 p.m. Saturday routes will run from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday routes from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with multiple time and transportation options to fit your schedule, including biking, driving and bus routes. Participating shops include Parisi Coffee, Headrush Coffee Roasters, Kaldi’s Coffee, PT’s Coffee Roasting Co., About The Coffee, Black Dog Coffeehouse, Broadway Cafe & Roasting Company, Foo’s Fabulous Frozen Custard, Heirloom Bakery & Hearth, Homer’s Coffee House, Hugo Tea, Maps Coffee, McClain’s Bakery and Cafe, Midwest Coffee Trading, Oddly Correct Coffee Roasters, Parkville Coffee, Post Coffee Co – mobile, Quay Coffee, RevoCup, Ruby Jean’s Juicery, and t. loft.

Each business will showcase its unique skills and style with a short, educational presentation and a delicious sample. Crawlers will receive a ‘swag bag’ with take home treats from participating shops and sponsors, and each route will be led by a Caffeine Crawl tour guide.

Tickets to Caffeine Crawl cost $25-$35 & are available at CaffeineCrawl.com/Kansas-City-Tickets. Biking, driving and bus routes are available.

Country Club Plaza Welcomes Two New Brands

Two new stores are expected to open on the Plaza this fall.

Charlie Hustle will open its first pop-up shop in Kansas City. Founded in 2012 by Chase McAnulty, Charlie Hustle is a favorite vintage sportswear brand of many Kansas Citians. The brand bridges the gap between young and old with its “vintage made fresh” designs. Over the years, Charlie Hustle has successfully created some of Kansas City’s most iconic leisure apparel, including the “heart KC” T-shirts and hats. The store will be located at 419 W. 47th St.

Founded in Germany 20+ years ago, VOM FASS is a gourmet food store offering vintage wines and premium vinegars, oils and spirits. VOM FASS hand-picks the highest-quality ingredients from around the world in order to create its signature flavors. The Country Club Plaza store, 515 Nichols Road, will be VOM FASS’ flagship location in Kansas City.

Local Legal Aid Unveils Visual Identity

For the first time in more than 30 years, Legal Aid of Western Missouri has unveiled a new visual identity to increase understanding of the impact the organization makes in their 40-county service area. As the only organization in western Missouri that provides free, comprehensive civil legal services to low-income people, Legal Aid has the unique capacity to address many of the challenges facing individuals and families living in poverty today.

The new visual identity is the result of more than a year of analysis and research and was developed by Design Ranch, a Kansas City design firm. The new logo’s bold, familiar shape draws on the legacy of the old one and symbolizes Legal Aid’s commitment to justice for all.

Legal Aid of Western Missouri provides free civil legal assistance to people who need it most and can afford it least. With offices in downtown Kansas City, Joplin, St. Joseph, Warrensburg and a neighborhood office on Kansas City’s west side, the organization serves a 40-county area where 288,000 people live in poverty.

North Kansas City Hospital Earns Special Recognition for Cardiac Care

North Kansas City Hospital’s (NKCH) patient-centered cardiac program achieved awards from two of the nation’s leading health accreditation organizations for providing a superior level of cardiac care.

The American College of Cardiology awarded North Kansas City Hospital the 2015 NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for high standards of cardiac care. To earn the award, NKCH consistently followed the ACTION Registry–GWTG Premier treatment guidelines for eight consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90 percent for specific performance measures. The registry engages hospitals in a robust quality improvement process that uses data to drive improvements based on guideline recommendations and overall quality of care provided to heart attack patients.

NKCH also received the American Heart Association’s 2015 Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving Center Award, for prompt treatment of heart attacks. The hospital earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance beginning with the 9-1-1 call and continuing through hospital treatment.

Park Hill Student Receives Walter Cronkite Scholarship

Park Hill South High School graduate Shaefer Schuetz earned the Walter Cronkite Scholarship award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences MiWe 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. d-America chapter for his achievement in broadcast journalism while he was at Park Hill South.

This group, which also gives out the EMMY award, gives the Cronkite award to students who demonstrate potential as future broadcast journalists. Schuetz will receive his honor at the annual Mid-America EMMY Gala on Oct. 3 in St. Louis, Mo.

Schuetz, who hopes to someday work in sports broadcasting, says, “This scholarship will help me make that dream turn into a reality.”