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…

The Great Escape

Since White Heat was the first movie filmed on the island in 1934 to 2015’s Jurassic World, Kauai has been the stunning backdrop of more than 60 movies. Check out some of the views featured in the films, including waterfalls and the Na Pali Coast sea cliffs on a relaxing helicopter tour, or dive deep into a more intimate view…

July 2017 Around Town

CommunityAmerica Credit Union and Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City recently launched JA Finance Park Virtual, an innovative online financial education program in the Liberty Public School District on June 5. The 6-week program will serve 8th grade students in Liberty and will expand to serve middle and high school students across the metro this fall. The program provides a…

Velo Garage and Tap House Unites Beer and Bike Culture

Velo Garage and Tap House hits a sweet spot, the overlapping section of a Venn diagram between groups of cycling enthusiasts and craft beer fans. Co-owners Kiley Sutter and Steve Borden opened Velo in March 2017. The business has two halves – a craft beer taproom and bike shop. That combination might seem odd, but it appeals to many customers…

The Swimwear Edit

The Swimwear Edit—as summertime heats up, stay cool in this season's hottest swimwear.

Chicken N Pickle

To say that Chicken N Pickle is a restaurant is to sell it short. According to Bill Crooks, (whose self-dubbed title is 'pickleball boy') it's really an entertainment hub. The complex, located at 1761 Burlington in North Kansas City, does hum with activity and while an adult beverage may be procured, it's surprisingly family friendly. Chicken N Pickle opened late…

Dear Dad. . .

Happy Father's Day everyone! Our June issue is a love letter to men--the fathers, brothers, sons and neighbors that we can rely on, laugh with, and love. Look beyond the stereotypes--the meat, beer, sports, etc--and there are some amazing stories all over the Northland.

June 2017 Around Town

Ideal Image, the Northland's premier destination for cosmetic medical services is growing. After several years of satisfied clients at their Zona Rosa location, they have expanded south of the river to a new location at 556 Westport Road.

For the Love of the Northland

Roughly 20 miles wide and 20 miles long, the Northland is considered home to many residents. For Bob and Margie Langdon of Parkville, there is no other place they want to live. “We consider the Northland the best well-kept secret. The housing is affordable, it’s central to everything with great schools. It’s family-friendly, and a place we want to raise…

Bicentennial of the Bicycle

On any given Tuesday evening at the pub adjacent to the Rothaus Brewery in Germany’s Black Forest Highlands, you’ll find a table of local cyclists toasting with their mugs of Tannenzäpfle, the brewery’s most popular beer. They’ve been making beer here for 225 years and the cyclists choose this spot to celebrate the end of their weekly 40-kilometer ride through…

And the Snow Flies

Andy Martinez is fast. Very fast. He's fast on dry land and he's fast in the snow and he has the medals to prove it. Although you may not have seen him at Sochi, he is still an olympian--a Special Olympian. Andy, who is autistic, is 32 years old and competes year round in a number of sports, from soccer…

Choose Your Brew

Mix-and-Match the Perfect Six Pack for Summer

This Daughter’s Dad Left A Legacy of Love and a Reminder to Live By

What difference does it make? If you’re talking about the difference dads make in the lives of their daughters, Susan Dawes, author, teacher, speaker, and counselor, will be the first to provide a list of differences dads make. Especially hers. “My father, Floyd Seibert, was very inspirational in my life by being committed to the dad and daughter relationship, as…

Celebrating 100 Years of Lions Clubs International

When Harley and Jackie Morlock moved to Smithville in 2006, one of their first stops was at Platte Valley Bank to open a new account. A clerk commented on Harley’s attractive ring, a gift from his wife in 1988. One thing led to another and within minutes, Harley and Jackie were committed to a dinner meeting the coming Tuesday, thus…

Beach, Beer, and Bites in South Beach

First impressions are powerful. A few days and late nights in South Beach reveal there’s more to this sun-drenched paradise than meets the eye. Heading from Miami International Airport to South Beach, the route east along the Macarthur Causeway breaks away from the mainland and life’s burdens. Rolling ocean waves, sunshine, and white sand beaches beckon. South Beach, a neighborhood…

If

If you can keep your head when all about you 
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; 
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, 
But make allowance for their doubting too:

Assistance League of Kansas City’s 30th Anniversary Tea

April 19th, 30 ladies dressed in hats and pearls, enjoyed a delightful afternoon tea at Shoal Creek Thornton Mansion. Original members Joy George, Elaine Henderson and Barbara Reynaud, shared the history of how ALKC members were instrumental in raising funds to restore the historical buildings of Shoal Creek Village.

Who runs the world?

That's a great question! According to Beyoncé, girls run the world, but I think that the case can be made for women in general. And in May, we are focusing on the women that are changing the world in a variety of ways.

Liberty Farm Equestrian Center Spring Fling

Liberty Farm Equestrian Center hosted two MeetUps. The Family-Friendly MeetUp included games, dinner, and each child rode a horse. At the Adult MeetUp, attendees met the horses, watched a lesson by trainer/manager Jeff Tryon, saw demonstrations, rode horses, and enjoyed a Q&A and dinner with Tryon and owner Rebecca Randles.

Kansas City Fashion Week Bubbly and Bowties

Kansas City Fashion Week kicked off in style on March 28th at r24 Studios in the West Bottoms. The event ushered in a week of runway shows and events.