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…

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…

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

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.

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!

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…

May 2018 Around Town

Weston Family Clinic Introduces Juliet Women’s pelvic/vaginal health is one of the most talked about subjects in today’s health care. Their bodies change due to childbirth, menopause, surgical procedures or breast cancer therapies. It’s common for women to suffer from bladder leakage with sneezing, laughing, coughing and exercise as well as vaginal dryness, itching, burning, … Continued

A Spring Table

 Photography Paul Versluis  Almond Pistachio Tartlets with Apricots  Ingredients

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.

The Future is Female

Is that just a catchy slogan or a prophecy? I vote for option B! Never before have women had so many choices–to have children, a career, or both? Follow your passion or follow the paycheck? Choose your own adventure is rapidly becoming reality for more and more women and it excites me for the future … Continued

Kobler Chiropractic and Acupuncture Mobile Unit Ribbon Cutting

Kobler Chiropractic and Acupuncture celebrated the grand opening of their mobile unit on March 27. Dr. Kobler works with wellness teams to help your insurance premiums stay low or become lower. This office contains everything his stationary office has, from rehab equipment and traction to a full-size adjusting table.

DIY Duotone Statement Earrings

Shake up your jewelry box with these handmade geometric earrings— perfect for yourself or as a gift for your best ladies Article and Photography Nicolette Martin Piece by Piece Use both your bent nose forceps and needle nose pliers to secure each end of the jump ring. Gently twist the jump ring to open the … Continued

Spay-ghetti and No Balls 2018

Spay-ghetti and No Balls was held February 24 at the Midland Theater. This annual event supports Spay & Neuter Kansas City, which is working to end pet homelessness through low-cost spay/neuter, wellness clinic and the provision of pet supplies and pet food. 

April 2018 Around Town

Tri-County Mental Health invites the community to join efforts to raise awareness and reduce stigma for children and families challenged with mental illness at its annual 5K run-walk. This year's Tri-County Heart and Sole 5K Run-Walk will take place at Zona Rosa for the first time on Saturday, April 28.

Check Iceland Off Your Bucket List

The first time I went to Iceland, I had to fly from KCI to Denver and then catch Iceland Air to Reykjavik. Not any more! With the announcement of IcelandAir’s new summer route out of KCI, we can all get there easier, cheaper and faster.

Opportunities are blooming!

What's that about April showers? If it means that Kansas City will be green again, bring them on! It's time to get out of the house and enjoy all that the Northland has to offer! 

Sustainability is Key to Barham Family Farm’s Livelihood

The origins of the 100-acre Barham Family Farm in Kearney trace to the 1800s, more than a century ago when infamous outlaw Jesse James was born in the area. Three generations of Barhams currently run the farm, using sustainable practices to care for the land where cattle, chickens, and other animals are raised.

Healing from the Ground Up

A walk in the woods or even just leaning on a tree at the bus stop—a regular connection to nature has been shown repeatedly to bring all of us better health. For those struggling with mental illness or substance abuse, one Northland nonprofit is making that healing interaction a daily reality.

Vegan Spring Street Tacos

Shane Wilson came to be a vegan slowly—he started by cutting meat occasionally from his diet, then transitioned into full-time vegetarianism. Then he met his wife, Tara, a vegan with a knack for baking. Now, this vegan household finds tasty ways to eschew animal byproducts while celebrating the best of the season, as he does with these spring vegetable street…


Is an artist the same without their palette and brushes? Or a sculptor the same with a block of stone but no chisel? Gardeners are artists too and their tools are just as important. The experts at Family Tree Nursery in Liberty, Mis. have recommended the best tools for making your blank canvases into vegetal beauties. From kneeling benches to…

Eagle Animal Hospital Celebrates 72 Years of Care and Commitment

Eagle Animal Hospital and Pet Resort, one of the first animal hospitals north of the Missouri River, celebrates 72 years of care this year.

Challenge Your Fashion 2018

Local celebrities and Challenger participants strutted the runway for the YMCA of Greater Kansas City's Challenger program on January 27.  The gala has raised nearly $2 million for people with special needs to play sports and recreational activities with specifically-designed athletic environments and programs over the past 11 years. 

Tone + Texture

Decorate your space with handmade textures such as the modern, maker revival of 1970s macramé and year-round tropical feel of wicker. MACRAMÉ Made through knotting instead of weaving, macramé can add a unique touch in many various ways. Houzz contributor Laura Gaskill suggests incorporating it as nursery decor, plant hangers, wall hangings and modern fiber arts. WICKER According to Houzz…


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Spring is coming. . .

Happy spring, friends! March is one of my favorite months with the coming of spring and my birthday. It's a month that marks new beginnings and a reawakening of inspiration for me. And this month, it's a month that is inspiring me to turn my focus to my home and how I can freshen its look with inspiration from our…

March 2018 Around Town

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes announces that it is doubling the award amount, from $5,000 to $10,000 per winner. Established in 2001 by author T.A. Barron, the Barron Prize annually honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, or the environment. The top winners each receive…

Show Me Your Shelfie!

What's in a shelf? With a blank canvas, the sky is the limit, or at least that's what Nell Hills designer Bruce Douglas believes. In his example shelf, he blends elements from the kitchen with candles that are as beautiful as they are aromatic. The result is a mixed use tableau that catches that eye with both beauty and functionality,…

A sweet addition to the Northland

Alex Edwards knows the importance of a first impression as he recounts one of his father’s sayings: “You can only sell garbage once.”

Family Friendly, Fun, and Fashionable

The news of a second child on the way presented more than just a reason to celebrate for Beau Williams and Keely Edgington Williams; It presented an opportunity to relocate.

Pistachio Approved

Paulie Serrone, the wood worker behind Pistachio Approved, knows his way around a lathe. This hobbyist-turned-craftsman has transformed his garage into an incubator space that produces sleek and simple pieces of furniture that echo one of his inspirations, Frank Lloyd Wright. Paulie let us peek in his workshop and see what's on his palette!

A Handmade Valentine’s Day

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Stand Up for Synergy

Synergy Services furthers its mission of being a safe haven to those who have survived abuse, neglect and violence with its hilarious benefit, Stand Up for Synergy. St. Louis native and NBC's Last Comic Standing Kathleen Madigan headlined the event, which also included a cocktail reception, dinner and auction.

Champagne and Chocolate 2017

Supporters of Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care gathered at the gorgeous home of Honorary Co-Chairs Jen and Erik Becker to raise funds for those in need. Proceeds support the clinic’s mission of providing healthcare services to all, including the medically indigent, in a nondiscriminatory manner and setting. Photography: Chris Campbell.

A Handmade Valentine’s Day

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Made with Love

Love. That's what many of our thoughts turn to in the month of February. There are the naysayers, of course, those that chalk Valentine's Day up as a commercial holiday started by Hallmark. And maybe there is a bit of that, but I, for one, choose to see it as a reason to celebrate. And for our February issue, we…

Team Smile

Never underestimate the power of a dedicated dentist and a professional athlete when they join forces to combat dental disease among underserved youth. The results can be far-reaching. Ask the participants in TeamSmile.

St. Charles Borromeo Academy

How do you solve a problem like St. Charles Borromeo Academy? That's the question that was on the mind of Principal Ann Lachowitzer three years ago, as she took over the helm of a school that had a long history in the community but flagging admissions. The school, which was originally founded in 1949 and once boasted enrollment numbering in…

Soiree New Orleans Bistro

Pull Quote: Do you know what it means to miss new orleans 
When that's where you left your heart 
And there's one thing more i miss the one i care for
More more than i miss new orleans

February 2018 Around Town

North Kansas City Hospital welcomed its first baby of 2018 at 12:09 a.m. on 1-1-18. She is the first baby born in the Northland for 2018! Baby girl Jade Bodine was born at 12:09 a.m. weighing 7lbs 1oz and measuring 21” long to parents, April and Jared Bodine. Big sister Reese is 19 months old, and the family lives in Kansas…

We’ll Always Have Paris of the Plains

Brock and Erica Schulte are a power couple. He is the bar director and cocktail whisperer at the newest Country Club Plaza institution, The Monarch Bar. She represents Kansas City's own favorite spirits producer, J. Rieger & Co. Together, they have a full life and loving family, making the most of all that the Kansas City area has to offer.…

Sonnet 116

 Let me not to the marriage of true minds   Admit impediments. Love is not love   Which alters when it alteration finds, 

Tyler Kingston Mercantile

The 7-foot cactus behind the cash register catches your eye first (sadly, it’s not for sale), but the competition for your attention remains fierce inside Tyler Kingston Mercantile.

3-day Appalachia hike

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Diet by Color

In the plant world, color and hue rule in terms of disease-fighting capability. Each color represents different benefits and the deeper the color, the more benefit there is.