September 2017 Around Town

Shatto Milk Company wins 2nd Place at the American Cheese Society for their Garlic Butter

The 2017 American Cheese Society Competition took place on July 28th in Denver, CO. The competition was a record breaking event with more than 2,000 entries from more than 280 entrants. More than 100 categories were open and judged by 25 aesthetic and 25 technical judges.

Shatto Milk Company was awarded second place in the “Butter with flavor added – all milk category” – for their Garlic Butter. The Shatto’s entered this same product in 2012, and at that time was awarded third place in a similar category. “We are humbled by this great award as it is a testament to the hard work of our team and the great quality milk produced by our bovines.” says Barbara Shatto.

Restoration Emporium™ opens new location at the Country Club Plaza in historic Plaza Theatre building

Restoration Emporium™, a curated boutique of farmhouse, urban chic, vintage-inspired gifts and Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines furniture and accessories line will opened their new location at 4704 Wyandotte st. on the Country Club Plaza.

The Plaza Theatre once occupied this location from 1928 to 1961. Restoration Emporium™ transformed this historic building into a new shopping experience unlike any other Restoration Emporium™ location while keeping the integrity of the Plaza Theatre.

You can visit Restoration Emporium on the Plaza Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or visit

After the Lights: The Only Friday Night Sports Injury Clinic in the Northland

For the second consecutive season, athletes who get hurt playing a Friday night sport will have a Northland option for immediate healthcare: After the Lights, a Friday night clinic offered at Liberty Hospital Urgent Care Shoal Creek, 8300 N. Church Road, across from Liberty Walmart. The only clinic of its kind in the Northland, After the Lights is offered 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. every Friday night, now through October 20. Injured athletes will see a physician — without going through an emergency room or waiting until Monday; an orthopedic surgeon also will be available.

In its first season last fall, injured athletes from across the Northland were able to visit the After the Lights clinic and not only receive immediate care but also have a plan of follow-up care when they walked out the door.

While the focus is on football injuries, After the Lights is open to all athletes, who participate in any sport or activity who are injured on a Friday night. This includes cheerleading, dance, marching band, soccer, baseball/softball, volleyball and more. Digital X-ray services are available at the clinic, and, if needed, an MRI can be performed at Liberty Hospital.

Not only does the athlete receive care the same night of the injury, but he or she also will leave the clinic with a plan for recovery, according to Sharla Leon, MS, SLP-CCC, Director of Liberty Hospital Sports Medicine.

A network of area physicians along with the orthopedic surgeons from OSI will operate the clinic in conjunction with Liberty Hospital Sports Medicine and The Liberty Clinic. Liberty Hospital Sports Medicine will offer Monday appointments for physical therapy ordered after a visit to the After the Lights clinic.

Northland church holds free Teacher Supply Giveaway

Tightening budgets have made it harder than ever for Kansas and Missouri educators to keep their classrooms stocked with the tools they need to do their jobs. A church in Kansas City North does its best to help by giving them supplies for free, no strings attached.

North Heartland Community Church held its 4th Annual Teacher Supply Giveaway on July 27, inviting area teachers to “shop” for free supplies for the upcoming school year.

The church collected donations of new or gently used office supplies, art supplies, books, and other classroom necessities for weeks, in anticipation of large crowds. 675 teachers attended the event, while many were unable to attend due to flooding in the area. Teachers can continue to access supplies though the church’s resource request system.

“Teachers give so much of themselves to our communities,” says Horn. “So many of them are forced to pay for classroom supplies out of their own pockets. We hope this event can give a little something back to them.”

North Heartland Community Church is located at 4800 NW 88th Street in Kansas City North, just north of152 Highway and Green Hills Road. For more information, visit