A Moveable Feast

Food and Wine. These are subjects near and dear to my always hungry, always thirsty heart. This month we focus on the things that bring us together, specifically around the dinner table. I love to cook, so the kitchen has always been a place where I feel at home. Hopefully, you do as well. If you don't, then you might…

Liberty Hospital Foundation’s 
29th Annual Golf Classic

On a sunny September afternoon at Staley Farms Golf Club, golfers and sponsors enjoyed friendly competition and cool drinks, 
while raising over $97,000 for mission-based programs such as patient/student healthcare assistance, professional education fund, the TreeHouse at Liberty Hospital, and LiveWell grants.

Kearney Culinary Academy

Kansas City’s food scene has gone well beyond just burnt ends for years, and we’re finally getting some well-deserved recognition. So there’s no reason the Northland shouldn’t be a part of that growing tradition. Opening this past summer, the Kearney Culinary Academy is whetting the appetite of area residents, who are excited to improve their own skills while enjoying some…

November 2017 Around Town

On September 27th, Wexford Place Senior Living community enjoyed a special fundraising luncheon featuring classic dishes found in vintage cookbooks. Tables were set covered with tablecloths manufactured in the 40s, 50s, and 60s. This luncheon was also a special way to thank and pay tribute to the countless meals Northland women have prepared for families and friends over a lifetime.…

Adorn Style Show

Harvest Ball Society’s 25th Adorn Style Show was held in September at the Midland Theater. Guests enjoyed shopping, brunch and a fashion show featuring Miss Teen USA, Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff and a few HBS member models. Adorn proceeds benefit charities serving the Northland that support the mission of Harvest Ball Society.

Altitude 970 Ribbon Cutting

Altitude 970, the Northland's newest luxury apartment community, held their ribbon cutting on September 6. Guests toured 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments along with amenities, including fitness and yoga rooms, media room and Cyber Cafe, as well as a heated saltwater pool with hot tub and grilling pavilion. 

Weston Wine Company

Visitors to Weston Wine can claim their crown under the new owner, Hannah Hershey. Hershey has created a fun, casual and imaginative experience at the store. Royal Tastings pair wine and cupcakes or wine and cheese with a Weston Wine crown. Or enthusiasts can sample seven or eight wine tastings at the bar. From dry to sweet, a glass or…

The Newest Wine Country

Looking for a new vineyard adventure? Head for the border, the Mexican border, to Valle de Guadalupe, just 90 minutes south of San Diego and 15 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. Recently ranked as one of the Top 50 Travel Destinations in the World for 2017 by Travel and Leisure, this unpolished yet highly appealing wine region is already…

Apple Tart Topped with 
Salted Caramel Ice-Cream

Heat oven to 400º F. Mix 1/2 cup sugar and the flour in large bowl. Stir in apples. The sugar-flour mixture 
 will not all stick to the apples; that’s OK. Spread the apple mixture uniformly from the center of the dough circle to within 2 
 inches of edge. Fold edge of dough over apple mixture; crimp edge of…

At Home with the Eans

Josh Eans is a man of few words. He's the antithesis of a TV chef—boisterous, loud, ego-driven. Instead, Eans prefers a laidback but focused vibe in the kitchen, where his staff for beer dinners at Happy Gillis Cafe and Hangout, which routinely sell out, works together like a well-oiled machine. The people that cook with Josh typically cook in other…

Repeal 18th

If you're looking for a craft cocktail north of the river, the pickings, just a few short months ago, were slim. Now though, the North Kansas City Armour Boulevard corridor is exploding with nightlife options. Repeal 18th is the newest and arguably, one of the most delicious. 

Best of the Best

Dear Readers, This is it--the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards issue! We asked, and you answered and gave us an intimate look at the best that the Northland has to offer. With nominations in 54 categories, your votes gave us a better picture of what matters most to our friends and neighbors. It's been fun getting to know the businesses, and…

Gary Crossley Ford Fill the Bus

Gary Crossley Ford showed their generosity for their annual Fill The Bus event in partnership with Assistance League of Kansas City. 
The event raised $4257.48 worth of school supplies, including 142 filled backpacks and 14 boxes of miscellaneous supplies to be distributed to the North Kansas City School District. 

Weatherby Lake Noodle Fest

Weatherby Lake celebrated the total eclipse with something memorable of their own--taking back the record for most people on pool noodles in a lake at the same time! They snatched the record back from Lake Lotowana. Fun was had by all as the moon took over the sun! 

Being Good Ain’t Easy!

You know the sensation when your arm hairs stand up because you’ve been powerfully impacted by something or someone around you? That feeling is the finest way to describe my experience with our annual 2017 “Best of Northland” Readers’ Choice Issue. I’m genuinely inspired by the “why” behind what makes people in our community shine!

October 2017 Around Town

Trinity Logistics is a leading 3PL (third-party logistics) company specializing in freight arrangement and supply chain solutions. Based in Seaford, Delaware, Trinity has Regional Service Centers and agents throughout the US. The local KC office opened in 2003 and now employs a staff of 30, serving both local, and nationwide customers. Until recently, Trinity has been owned by the Banning…

Reader’s Choice

CommunityAmerica Credit Union is a full-service financial institution with more than 200,000 member-owners nationwide. As of December 2016, CommunityAmerica had more than $2.3 billion in assets, ranking it among the nation’s 100 largest credit unions. Based on deposits, CommunityAmerica is among the top 10 Kansas City-based financial institutions. There are 28 CommunityAmerica branches in Kansas City, and one in St.…

The First Year

By now, you're probably sick of hearing about my daughter, Iris. I know, I know, new parents are the worst, right? And although I will say that amidst all the coos and giggles, the wet kisses and cuddles, there were some real and sometimes hard lessons to be learned. My daughter just turned one, and so now I can consider…

The Ultimate Tailgate Party

Fall is in the air and, come October, sports are in full swing. Whether you prefer college football Saturdays—cheering on your favorite team, paying special attention to the various conference rivalries—or professional football Sundays—in front of the TV, keeping a close eye on your fantasy football team—everyone can use some tips to throw the perfect tailgate party, even if you…

Let’s Get Jazzed!

An evening of live jazz, chef selected buffet dinner, and unique auction offerings at Arrowhead North Club. Event Sponsors enjoyed a VIP Party with KC sports legends. Event Hosts, Cramer Capital Management and Mid-America Contractors graciously donate all proceeds to Newhouse, a domestic violence shelter in Kansas City.

Fuel for the Fire

The Northland is booming. North Kansas City is exploding with new businesses. The infrastructure is laid for thousands of new homes in the Twin Creeks development. And what is fueling all of this fire? Coffee! I've always been a coffee fan and I prefer my beans dark and my brews strong. When I started drinking craft beer several years ago,…

The Stagecoach 2017 at Tiffany Greens

The Friday night Calcutta Kick-off party launched this popular three-day event. Phil Hatterman of Yoga For Golfers was there as a guest of Parkville’s Imperial Golf helping players stay loose. 2-man teams played 45 holes over the weekend with the top scores qualifying for a final horse race shootout.

September 2017 Around Town

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.

Draftcade

Well, it's finally happened--we've reached the point in the technological revolution where we have started going backwards. For a society that has nearly any information or gaming opportunity in their pocket in the form of a cell phone, many now long for the days of old school entertainment, the kind that was very, very stationary. Hence the rise of the…

Headrush Roasters brews up coffee and tea for the Northland

Kansas City is consistently rated in the top 10 for best coffee culture in the United States; there are upwards of 25 independent and eclectic coffee shops in the area. Headrush Roasters, owned by Eric, Nancy and Joel Schneider, has recently opened a second coffee shop location in the Village at Briarcliff and is excited to continue to support the…

Porsche Macan

Porsche is a brand that is synonymous with class, style and desirability. Throughout its automotive history, this trendsetting sports car has outdriven its competition and continues to set the bar for excellence. You might be hard-pressed to find another car that epitomizes a unique pairing of sex appeal and raw power. Porsches have graced the silver screen, been immortalized in…

Fashion Says

Your style is as unique and free as your spirit. You go through your day with the flow and your clothing and accessories match your easy-going attitude.

Hops in the Kitchen

Preheat oven at 250 degrees F. Prepare a 9" X 9" baking pan with parchment paper allowing the paper to hang over the edges and spray with cooking spray.

Hammerhand Coffee Creates an Unforgettable Overall Experience- Served with Great Coffee

Sometimes the least likely of elements provide grounds for uncommon success; case in point: Hammerhand Coffee. Open less than a year, this eclectic, yet simple gathering place at 22 N. Main Street in Liberty, is already on the short list of elite coffee houses of Kansas City.

More than Morning Joe

Love coffee but need more variety? No problem! Everyone's favorite pick me up has made it into our favorite adult beverages too. Here are two tasty options available in North Kansas City. Cheers!

Get Along Little Doggie – the Chisolm Trail Celebrates 150 Years

Every image we have of the American Cowboy starts with the Chisholm Trail, that 800-mile path from roughly San Antonio, TX to Abilene, KS that brought millions of head of cattle from Texas to the railroad in Abilene to be shipped east. This is where the Hollywood image of cowboys began - in that 20 year period between 1867 and…

Back to School

I need to admit something--I'm jealous. I'm jealous of the kids running down the aisles of Target, picking out new pencils and pads of wide or college-ruled paper. I'm jealous of the parents pouring over supply lists and fussing over pencil cases. I can't WAIT to be able to do that for my daughter but we (thankfully, in some ways)…

Children International

Children International is a global humanitarian organization whose vision is to connect lives, creating a poverty-free world for children, where their dreams are unleashed and their hope radiates into their communities. We invest in children, respect their unique beauty and potential, and compel others to join us.

Cruising With Max Groove

Max Groove, 66, slides into a banquette at First Watch in North Kansas City. His blonde-haired daughter Jazmine, 13, cozies next to him. She orders a stack of chocolate chip pancakes and he orders his usual. This father-and-daughter scene is heartwarming on the surface. Between bites of breakfast, Groove recounts a life that prompts him to break into laughter, express…

Byars Dental 10th Anniversary

Byars Dental Celebrated their 10 Year Anniversary with a Patient Appreciation party on July 22nd at Clayview Country Club. Guests enjoyed games, prizes, The Funnel Cake Truck, and face painting.

Bill Grigsby Memorial Dedication

June 22nd saw the dedication of a life-sized statue of the Prince of Parkville himself, Bill Grigsby. The statue stands in Pocket Park at 1st and Main. Mayor Nan Johnston and Mitch Holthus, the Voice of the Chiefs, helmed the event.

August 2017 Around Town

Wilson's Floor Covering, Inc is excited to partner with Troy Green for his upcoming Ruck Between Rivers event! Beginning on September 14th, Troy Green, along with several other veterans will walk across Missouri in order to raise money for the Cameron Veteran's Home. The Ruck will end in St. Joseph on September 17th and be celebrated with a free concert…

Express Yourself

Fun back-to-school looks to copy—without getting in trouble!

Twilight at the TreeHouse shines light on patient needs

Liberty Hospital Foundation hosted the ninth annual Twilight at the TreeHouse in June. Nearly 400 guests enjoyed games, live auction and the O’Dell Award for Philanthropy to Ron Mullennix. Funds raised support Liberty Hospital Foundation programs, including the patient assistance fund.

Total Eclipse of the Sun

It’s a once in a lifetime event — a total solar eclipse, and this August, it’s right in our backyard. Everyone, it seems, is talking about the total solar eclipse, which will occur on August 21. The total solar eclipse has been coined the “Great American Eclipse,” because it will occur coast to coast in front of millions of people.

Teaming Up to Join Up

The Vietnam conflict is not an easy subject for most veterans to discuss. Scott Blaney can attest to that. The 30-year Army veteran spent time in Vietnam and in Desert Storm. Although he doesn’t talk much about his experiences, the wounds are there, as his wife, Carol, can attest.

Meet the Teacher of the Year: Bill Freund

What does it take to be Teacher of the Year? Ask Bill Freund! This middle school social studies and history teacher at St. Therese School is living his passion and the Sons of the American Revolution took notice, awarding him the American History Teacher of the Year Award for his outstanding efforts to make history come alive for his students.…

Em Chamas

A decade is a long time in the restaurant business--long enough to know how to do things right. That can certainly be said for Em Chamas Brazillian Grill, the Northland's own destination for perfectly cooked Brazilian barbecue. The passion project of brothers Sam and Nick Silvio, Em Chamas has set the standard for tableside rodizio service since 2007.

Happy Birthday to us!

That's right, it's our Anniversary issue once again! I've had the pleasure and privilege of learning about the great stories of the Northland since just after I moved to the area myself. It's been a great crash course in the best places to eat, shop, and spend time with my loved ones. I'm a particular fan of the Waggin' Trailz…

Our Summer of Fun

Dear Readers, Our Summer Adventures issue is always one of my favorites and this year is no exception! We hope you enjoy this month’s issue, as we’ve taken delight in its creation. So, take as many vacations as possible. As the saying goes, “you can always make more money – but you can’t always make more memories”. Reward the kids…

VFW Youth Awards Presentation

VFW Post 7356 and its Auxiliary in Parkville presented awards to Scout of the Year, Creative Patriotic Art Award winner, Patriot's Pen, and Voice of Democracy on April 8th at 6 p.m. It was a wonderful event were over $4,000 in scholarships were awarded to local youth.

Kindest Kansas Citian Awards Gala

A sold-out crowd of more than 400 enjoyed a heartwarming evening filled with food, fun and inspiring stories of kindness. The gala celebrates the ripple effect of kindness, and benefits Synergy Services work to stop bullying and overcome violence in our community.

Marian Hope’s Trivia Night

Smarties from across Kansas City came together for a night of trivia, costumes, and fun at Marian Hope's Trivia Night with the real winners being the children benefiting from Marian Hope services and support.

An Unexpected Journey Leads to ‘We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym’

The birth of Cassidi Jobe’s first son, Parker, changed her life in ways she never expected. “There wasn’t a single part of my life that wasn’t impacted in one way or another,” recalls Cassidi. Parker’s life started out just like most others. He began crawling and uttered the unforgettable first words. At about 16 months, he stopped. He stopped talking;…

Talking to Kids about money

As your children begin to launch careers and financial lives of their own, it doesn’t mean that your parenting job is over. In fact, your kids could probably use your guidance now more than ever as they navigate their own path toward independence. They just might not know how to ask. And as confident as they may appear, there’s a…