Where Chefs Eat

If you think that figuring out dinner every night for your family is tough, try doing it when your job is figuring out dinner (or breakfast or lunch) for your patrons--that's every chef's dilemma. That's why we asked three Northland chefs where they go when they just can't cook anymore. Their answers may be a godsend for those of us…

Jasper’s Pumpkin Bisque en Cappuccino

Chef Jasper Mirabile loves the bounty of fall … especially Kansas City’s own Louisburg Apple Cider, which lends this pumpkin bisque a wonderful seasonal twist.

October 2018 Around Town

NKCH Welcomes New Medical Staff President Michael W. Farrar, MD, a cardiologist with Meritas Health Cardiology on staff at North Kansas City Hospital, is the hospital’s new medical staff president.   Dr. Farrar earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine in 1979. He completed his internal medicine residency, for … Continued

Food and Fall

Happy fall, friends! After what seemed to be an interminably long summer, I’m so happy to usher in the fall. No, I’m not a Pumpkin Spice Latte aficionado but I do love to feel a bite in the air, see the leaves begin to change, and warm up the kitchen with a pot of chili … Continued

Third Annual Fill The Bus Event

The third annual Fill the Bus event sponsored by Gary Crossley Ford was held on August 4. School supplies and cash donations were generously donated to Assistance League of Kansas City's Child In Need Program. Backpacks were donated by Attic Salt and First Student Transportation.  

A Day at the Orchard

For some, an apple is simply the punchline to an old proverb about healthcare or an afterschool snack. For others, apples are the culimination of a lifetime of work and the symbol of time well spent. Curt and Kristy Alldredge fall firmly in the second camp. As owners of Alldredge Orchards in Platte City, they have decades of experience cultivating…

The Road Less Traveled Ended in Cuba

Everyone has a “bucket list.”  I carry mine with me wherever I go, perhaps fearful of missing an unexpected opportunity. So it was with my impromptu visit to Cuba, the once forbidden isle.

Insta-Inspire

 Article and Photography  Fashion. We think of big cities when we think of the style makers--New York, Paris, Milan, and even L.A. But there is plenty of style right here in Kansas City as well, and you only need to go to Instagram to find it! We've rounded up our favorite style bloggers, the men and women searching out the…

STATES

 Article Rachel C. Murphy | Photography Stephen Shireman  Soccer (or football everywhere else in the world) is known as 'the beautiful game'. The finesse, the speed, the agility necessary to move the ball continuously for 90 minutes creates a ballet of athletic ability. No one knows this better than the members of Sporting KC, Kansas City's MLS team. Two of…

Herbert Harris: Raising Canes

 Article Rachel C. Murphy | Photography Ashley Elwell  Idle hands are the devil's workshop, or so the saying goes. Perhaps that works in proverbs, but sometimes idle hands offer untold opportunities as well. Such was the case for Herbert Harris. While recovering from back surgery in 2014, this paraprofessional in the Northwest Middle School and co-director of the Kid Zone…

September 2018 Around Town

King of Kings welcomes new pastor KING OF KINGS WELCOMES NEW ASSISTANT PASTOR King of Kings Lutheran Church proudly welcomes Rev. Daniel Clemens as Assistant Pastor and Erin, his wife. The installation service for Rev. Clemens was held on July 1, 2018 at King of Kings. Sunday Worship Services are at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 … Continued

Life with Style

We can all thank Vogue for making the September issue of any lifestyle magazine synonymous with fashion. And while I may not be Anna Wintour, I’m not immune to the pull of the changing seasons of both fashion and nature. So I hope that you enjoy our annual Style issue!  We are thrilled to see … Continued

Live Life Happy Day at Norterre

Liberty welcomed a new multigenerational community, Norterre, on August 3. Liberty mayor Lyndell  Brenton and Norterre CEO Steve Sheilds offered remarks followed by a monarch butterfly release.  

Food Styling 101:

 Article Rachel C. Murphy | Photography Joel Schneider  Chef Chervan Desaugauste knows a bit about styling. As the chef/owner of Mesob, an African/Caribbean fusion restaurant in midtown, he sends out beautiful plates full of flavor. But this Northlander also says that the days of sticking a random sprig of rosemary on for garnish are gone. Now plate styling is all…

Illuminate at The Monarch Bar

The inaugural Illuminate event occurred on August 1st at The Monarch Bar. The event raised $42,000 for the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired (CCVI) through a silent auction. Co-chairs Beth Collings and Nicole Carr are already excited for next year's event. 

Fur Friends Forever

 Article Rachel C. Murphy | Photography Joel Schneider  They call dogs 'man's best friend' but as these Northlanders can attest, there's no gender to the camaraderie that our canine friends provide. We asked four Northlanders to introduce us to their furry friends and they willingly obliged. Meet the happiest citizens in the Northland!   Name: Shannon Bowman+Pita 

From the Library of The Giffords

 Article and Photography  Shannon and Justin Gifford know a thing or two about children's books. With twin boys, Aiden and Ewan, almost 4, and Ava, 1, they spend a lot of time reading with their crew. Their shelves have variety but a few of them stand out as favorites for all. Here are their top three favorites.   1. Let's Play…

A Six-legged Team

 Article Rachel C. Murphy | Photography Joel Schneider  Anyone that has seen a cop movie knows that an officer is only as good as his partner. For Officer Kenneth Davis of the Kansas City Police Department, he knows he can rely on his partner. After all, he's man's best friend. Meet one of KCPD's K-9 teams!  Officer Davis has served…

Dogs bring peace to veterans still fighting their own war

 Article Matt Smithmier | Photography Provided  Nani notices Mike’s growing anxiety even before he’s aware of it. From the end of her leash, she gently leads him to a quiet spot in the room and leans her tall frame against his legs. He sits, and she climbs into his lap to comfort him.  Even before he left the Army, Mike…

The Little Lemonade Stand that Could

 Article Rachel Murphy | Photography Joel Schneider  What's more American than a kid opening a lemonade stand to earn some pocket money? That's what Gladstone resident Gina and her son, Jacob, thought when they decided to try their hands at small business this summer. After eyeing a lemonade stand at Sam's Club for weeks, Jacob's older sister surprised him with…

A Safe Home

 Article Rachel Murphy | Photography Provided  A room isn't complete without a treatment for the windows, for both practical and aesthetic reasons. When you have little ones around, whether human, feline or canine, safety comes first. Pets and babies can get tangled in cords and strangle themselves. Here are five options for keeping your loved ones safe, according to the experts…

August 2018 Around Town

Park University Lights Up Mackay Hall As the fireworks finale of the Parkville Fourth of July Celebration came to an end, Park University’s historic Mackay Hall was lit up in LED red, white and blue lights to honor “Old Glory.” The lights, permanently installed by DuraComm Lighting, a Kansas City, Mo., based business, will allow … Continued

Little love can be awfully big

Kids and pets–two things that are particularly close to my heart! That’s our theme this month–the people and animals that make us smile each day. This issue practically writes itself because the Northland is such a family and animal-oriented area but I’m still happy to be able to steer the ship a bit!  Over the … Continued

Friends of Children’s Mercy Pickleball Classic

On June 7th, the Friends of Children's Mercy gathered for a little friendly competition for a good cause! The tournament raised money for the auxiliary of the hospital that engages a community of friends, neighbors, families and business partners committed to educate, invest in and nurture the health of all children. 

Valor Recovery Program open house

150 people celebrated the expansion of the Valor Recovery Program at Signature Psychiatric Hospital. 1105 Dr. Brian Barash and Lisa St. Aubyn, CEO of Signature Psychiatric 1070 Kimberly Barlow, Carmen Patty, Jill, Teresa Owens, David Strother 0150 Claire McCaskill office interns Emma and Kelly Reed and Eric Martinez

Patriot’s Outreach Golf tournament

On May 14th, the 3rd annual Patriot's Outreach Golf Tournament welcomed teams to The Duece Golf Club of Kansas City to raise funds for the organization's programs combatting PTSD.

Play the Part

What You Need to Create Unique Play Areas Perfect for Your Kiddos’ Unique Interests Nicolette Martin What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a question we were all asked as kids—one that was so innocently answered with whatever our obsession of the week was. Maybe today your child wants to be … Continued

A Morning Indulgence

 Article Rachel Murphy | Photography Joel Schneider  Lazy mornings are part and parcel with summer fun. And what's more fun than an indulgent breakfast? If you're feeling industrious, whip up this classic recipe from the White Horse Cafe in Parkville, Mo. If you're feeling a little more lazy, stop in and have them do the hard part for you!   Smoked…

The Peaceful Patio

 Article Rachel Murphy | Photography Joel Schneider  If there's one thing that I love in the summertime, it's a cold glass of rosé, a nibble of strong cheese, and a bit of shade with a breeze. Luckily, the Northland is rife with beautiful patio spaces where friends can gather for laughs at dusk or the lone wolf can hide out…

Splash into Summer!

 Article Rachel Murphy | Photography Provided  Sure, we all love a good pool day in the dog days of summer, but if you're young, a sprinkler will do! Luckily, the Northland has four great splash pads where kids can cut loose and get wet for free. And Mom and Dad, I don't think anyone will mind if you run through…

Cordial Craft

 Article Allison Swan | Photography Paul Versluis  Cordial Craft is Kansas City’s newest craft cocktail catering service specializing in fresh, made-to-order seasonal drinks using locally sourced produce. Brandon and Alyssa Burke, the bar-savvy couple behind the beverage business, traded their belongings for a motorhome and made the journey from California to the Midwest seeking adventure.   “Cordial Craft was started almost by…

A Summer Splash!

A summer splash indeed! As July hits, it seems like it’s been summer for years already but that won’t dull my enthusiasm! Our summer issue is all about what matters–our veterans, our families, and the places where we can enjoy them.  This issue also marks the seventh anniversary of Northland Lifestyle Magazine! It’s hard to … Continued

Tiny Houses Hold Big Dreams for Homeless Vets

 Article Peggy Parolin | Photography Joel Schneider  The headlines abroad read, “The US Spends Trillions On Wars, But Veterans Sleep In Streets.”  Locally, retired Army Specialist Brandonn Mixon, co-founder of the Veterans Community Project, (VCP), works on moving homeless veterans off the streets and into tiny houses. He wants Kansas City to be an example of what can happen when…

July 2018 Around Town

Tradition Home Group Joins BHGRE Kansas City Homes Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes (BHGRE Kansas City Homes) announces that they have merged with the Tradition Home Group Team led by Shannon Stumpenhaus and Nickole Pittala.  The highly successful team of 10 agents and 5 professional staff were the #7 selling team … Continued

Global Orphan Project’s Feed 100K Event

On May 12th, more than 800 volunteers gathered to help the Global Orphan Project pack more than 100,000 meals for food-vulnerable children around the world. MannaPack meals are designed to quickly reverse and prevent malnutrition. For more information, visit GoProject.org. 

Kindest Kansas Citian Awards

Over 400 guests enjoyed a beautiful evening at the Kansas City Zoo, as they gathered to celebrate kindness at Synergy Services’ 28th annual Kindest Kansas Citian Awards. More than $180,000 was raised to support community education programs Synergy provides to teach healthy relationship skills and prevent family violence.

Callsign Brewing Founded by Veterans to Honor Heroes

 Article Pete Dulin | Photography Joel Schneider  Callsign Brewing originated as an idea by homebrewers, veterans, and longtime friends Steve Sirois and Morris Loncon that became a mission. The brewery and beers honor active, veteran, and fallen members of the military. Owned by Steve and wife, Chandra, they enlisted son Steve Sirois Jr. and friends Larry Walter, Steve Fry and others…

Mover and Shakers

 Article Rachel C. Murphy | Photography Trista Taylor  Alisdair Philp, PhD, MS, CGC, Kansas University Medical Center  Intro:

Summer Blockbusters

 Article and Photography Pete Dulin  Summer nights are made for hanging out late and catching up with friends, whether chilling on a patio or escaping heat and humidity indoors over a cold beer. The Northland has numerous dining, drinking, and entertainment options for a guy’s night out. Kick off the night at a craft beer taproom, such as Big Rip…

Don’t Skip Leg Day

 Photography Joel Schneider  David Bromberg knows that half the battle is making it to the mat. As a wellness coach and team lead at Cerner and a personal trainer and fitness coach at David Bromberg Fitness, he creates customized workouts for his clients that focus on their personal goals and fit into their lifestyles. While everyone can agree that Chris…

Choose Your Team/Your Flavor at Parkville’s Gourmet Popcorn Shop

 Article Diana Lambdin Meyer | Photography Joel Schneider  Popculture Gourmet Popcorn  6325 Lewis St., Parkville

Embrace the Manliness

Happy June, everyone! Summer is here and with it the carefree days that we look forward to all year. It’s time to kick back, have a beer, and enjoy that porch swing or hammock that is too often neglected. And don’t forget, Father’s Day is June 17th! Speaking of fathers, our men’s issue celebrates quite … Continued

Like Father, Like Son

 Article Rachel C. Murphy | Photography Provided    Marco Rabello may have different childhood memories than most Northlanders. Rabello grew up in Sao Paolo, Brazil and brings the flavors of his childhood to his River Market restaurant, Taste of Brazil. This Park University graduate is passionate about giving diners a peek at what daily Brazilian cuisine is like, not just…

June 2018 Around Town

Synergy Services Kindest Kansas Citian The Synergy Services’ Kindest Kansas Citian board, chaired by Brynn McCan (center), vice president of executive administration and human resources for Curry Real Estate Services, met to review Kindest Kansas Citian essay submissions for the 28th annual awards gala. The Kindest Kansas Citian awards support Synergy Services STOP Violence program. … Continued

Kids 4 Kindness Club makes homeless bags for teens

On March 25, 55+ Northland kids organized teen homeless lunch-bags at the Staley Farms Clubhouse. Through family donations, kids (2-12yrs) assembled 850+ bags for Harvesters Give Lunch program. Kids4Kindness does quarterly kid-driven projects to raise community awareness and shape kindness early. Kids4Kindness next project supports the Ronald McDonald House.

IMA Financial Group, Inc. Charitable Pickleball Tournament

On April 26, IMA Financial Group, Inc. hosted its inaugural Pickleball tournament at Chicken N Pickle. Approximately $30,000 was raised for area nonprofits, including $15,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City. Nearly 200 guests attended the event, including IMA employees, event sponsors and prominent members of the community.

Hermann, Missouri, is Flowing with Every Ingredient Necessary for a Memory-Making Girls Trip

 Article Judy Goppert | Photography Provided  Hermann, Missouri, is a lush piece of Missouri history, just a short drive or Amtrak trip away. Originally settled in 1837, this community of wineries maintains its quaint, unique feel with a never-ending array of activities to enjoy—namely, wine tasting! Wineries are all in close range of walking or the trolley or shuttle. There…

Movers and Shakers

 Article Rachel Murphy | Photography Joel Schneider  The Doctor  Dr. Ancy Maruthanal, M.D.

Me and My Shadow

 Article Rachel C. Murphy | Photography Provided  Traveling to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico  Fanny Packs - they should have never gone out of style!

Liberty Farm Equestrian Center Celebrates Equestrian Lifestyle

 Article Pete Dulin | Photography Joel Schneider    Rebecca Randles’ voice perked up as she spoke about Liberty Farm Equestrian Center, a 20-acre farm and event center with 44 horse stalls. Randles, a lawyer who specializes in child sex abuse cases, has owned the farm for twenty years.