August 2019 Around Town

Fall Parade of Homes Kicks off Sept 28 The Fall Parade of Homes returns to Kansas City Sept. 28-Oct. 13. The Parade features homes by some of the area’s finest builders and includes townhomes, villas and single-family homes with a variety of floor plans featuring the latest design trends.  Presented twice a year by the Home Builders … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

Northland Non-profit Offers Free Dementia Caregiving and Virtual Dementia Course Memory change can affect seniors in a wide variety of ways. Learning how to communicate with those with dementia and how to manage unexpected behavior changes is essential to maintaining quality of life for both the senior and their caregivers. Dementia care courses are offered … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

Chicken N Pickle’s Alldredge Wins KC Dancing With the Stars The 8th annual Dancing with The Kansas City Stars brings in local celebrities to compete and raise money for needs-based tuition assistance for students at Cristo Rey. This year Chicken N Pickle Charity and Community Coordinator, Kelli Alldredge, took home the mirror ball trophy. On … Continued

May 2019 Around Town

Documentary to Highlight Jewish Military Members in World War II During the 2018-19 academic year, Park University and the National Archives at Kansas City have partnered to commemorate the University’s Year of Engagement, a year of conversation and action on its Kansas City area campuses and in the community. The Year of Engagement Documentary Series … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

Tri-County Heart and Sole 5K come to Macken Park Tri-County Mental Health Services invites the community to raise awareness and reduce stigma for children and families challenged with mental illness at its annual 5K run/walk. This year’s Heart and Sole 5K Run/Walk will at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 11 at Macken Park in North Kansas … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

Bethany Frankel At the Homes show The Greater Kansas City Home and  Lifestyle Show is pleased to announce that Bethenny Frankel, the self-made businesswoman, TV producer, natural foods chef, multiple New York Times bestselling author and mother, will headline the 2019 show. Frankel is the founder and CEO of Skinnygirl, a lifestyle brand offering practical solutions to women. She … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

Park University Names E-Sports Coach Park University, which became the first college/university in the Kansas City area to announce that it would offer a varsity e-sports program starting with the Spring 2019 semester, has appointed Ashley Jones as its first e-sports coach. Jones began her duties at Park on Jan. 7. Jones will oversee Park’s … Continued

January 2019 Around Town

BigWigs Selects Amy Patel, M.D., of Liberty Hospital The Susan G. Komen Foundation of Kansas & Western Missouri selected fellowship-trained breast imaging specialist Amy Patel, M.D., to participate in its BigWigs campaign. She is the medical director of Liberty Hospital Women’s Imaging. During the campaign through February 2019, each BigWig will raise at least $1,500 to … Continued

December 2018 Around Town

Linden Baptist Church Hosts Small Mall A Northland tradition will be revived at Linden Baptist Church on December 7 and 8. In the heyday of Antioch Shopping Center, every Christmas season meant that children had a chance to shop at the ‘Small Mall,’ a collection of affordable small gifts that children could purchase for their … Continued

November 2018 Around Town

Mayor’s Christmas Tree Ornament Revealed The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund, Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments and Crown Center will debut the 38th edition of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Ornament, “All Aboard,” which was designed this year by Hallmark Keepsake Artist Matt Johnson. Made with recycled wood from last year’s tree, the ornament goes on sale November 23 with all proceeds donated to … Continued

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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…

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…

January 2018 Around Town

The Gladstone Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department and North Star Community Band are proud to announce the 31st Season of Gladstone’s Theatre in the Park Summer 2018 productions.

December 2017 Around Town

Northland Animal Welfare Society’s first ever ‘Purses for Paws’ event was a huge success. Organizers of the event, which was a benefit for the low-cost spay and neuter clinic in Gladstone, were thrilled with the turnout and funds raised.

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.…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

May 2017 Around Town

Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, presented the annual Crystal Kipper & Ali Kemp Memorial Award today to Synergy Services in recognition of the organization’s valued contribution to preventing and responding to the exploitation of children.

April 2017 Around Town

Do you like to dance to the Big Band sounds of yesteryear? If so, then the Kansas City Symphony Women’s Association Swing Fling is just the ticket for you. The third annual Swing Fling is 6:30-10 p.m., April 8 at a private, class automobile museum in Grandview, Mo. The museum, which is not open to the public, houses one of…

March 2017 Around Town

Northland’s Precision Collision Centers’ Owner, Chris Jones, was recognized and featured by the national collision repair magazine, FenderBender. It’s easy to see by reading the featured article, ‘Family Treatment,’ that FenderBender recognized Jones for his refreshing, selfless and humble way of running his two successful collision repair shops. The fact that a national magazine like FenderBender recognized and featured Kansas…

February 2017 Around Town

In response to growing demand for private banking and wealth management services in the Northland, The Commerce Trust Company recently added a dedicated representative in its Parkville branch location. “We are opening an office in Parkville because we want to be more accessible to our growing client base in Platte County to help service them where they live,” said Andrew…

January 2017 Around Town

On November 15, Oakhill Day School celebrated the opening of its 2nd building at 6910 North Holmes in Gladstone, Missouri. In a student-centered morning celebration, the current Middle School Student Council led the ceremony by sharing what they love most about the new space. The Gladstone Area Chamber of Commerce facilitated the official ribbon cutting that evening with special recognition…

December 2016 Around Town

Doubling its capacity to serve the area’s most vulnerable children, Synergy Services recently opened the doors of a new Children’s Center located at 2501 NE 46th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.

November 2016 Around Town

Due to Golf Academy of the Northlands’ popularity, professional instructor J.T. Watson is joining the team as an integral part of their continued growth. This indoor golf practice and training facility is the only ‘year round’ North of the river – conveniently located in Parkville Commons. With the objective to achieve and maintain golf skills both on/off season, seasoned instructors…

October 2016 Around Town

Gordon Dental offers the highest dental technology, 3-D dental cone beam radiography. Dental cone beam computed technology is a special type of X-ray used when traditional X-rays are not sufficient to show what needs to be seen to correctly diagnose and treat dental cases. The 3-D cone beam is used to produce images teeth, soft tissue, nerve pathways, breathing airway…

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For the second year in a row, Louis Pollina, DDS, PC of Dentistry For Children was voted the “Best of Northland” Pediatric Dentist from 4 northland newspapers--The Liberty Tribune, The Gladstone Dispatch, The Kearney Courier, and the Smithville Herald.

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Northlander Jimmie Bratcher gets the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to open up for the legendary Willie Nelson on August 5 in Sturgis, South Dakota. Bratcher, most commonly known as "The Electric Rev" has performed before at The Legendary Buffalo Chip but never on the main stage and never before Willie Nelson. Bratcher's lightning-strike performances crackle with high-voltage guitar playing and emotionally charged…

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Russ Wolfe and Candi Sweeney are excited to announce their new partner, Kristine Courtney, with a new team name and logo, "Wolfe~Sweeney & Courtney". Kristine joined Russ and Candi in 2007. Wolfe~Sweeney & Associates have been the #1 Resale Team north of the River for 11 straight years. Wolfe~Sweeney & Courtney, who closed over $47 Million in 2015, are located…

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The Kansas City Symphony has just announced local jazz stars, saxophonist Bobby Watson and vocalist Kevin Mahogany, will join the Kansas City Symphony in concert on May 29 at 8 p.m. for the 14th annual Bank of America Celebration at the Station, held at Union Station.

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Have you ever wanted to be on stage in a live performance? Ever wanted to be a star? Well, here’s your chance! Gladstone Parks and Recreation will begin its 29th season of Theatre in the Park and we need performers. “Damn Yankees” will be presented on July 8, 9, &10. “Shrek” will be presented August 5, 6 & 7. We…

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The William Jewell College Board of Trustees has selected Elizabeth MacLeod Walls as the 15th president of the college. She will succeed David Sallee, who is retiring July 31 after serving William Jewell as president since 2000. Her appointment is effective July 1. MacLeod Walls is in her fourth year as dean of University College at Nebraska Wesleyan University where…

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Kansas City will welcome a new professional basketball team to the area in 2016. The Kansas City Majestics, Lady Eagles will be making their debut this coming summer. The Kansas City Majestics will be the first women’s professional basketball team since the Kansas City Mustangs (1992-1996). Keeping the tradition alive of great basketball is a passion of the head coach…

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William Jewell College has been named an Apple Distinguished School for 2015-2017, recognizing Jewell for its access to integrated technology and engaged learning. The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership and educational excellence and demonstrate a clear vision of exemplary learning environments. “We are excited to provide students a technologically sophisticated learning…

December 2015 Around Town

For up to one in four area residents, a small pin on the uniform of a law enforcement officer could be a life or death issue.

November 2015 Around Town

Meritas Health, a subsidiary of North Kansas City Hospital, is announcing it will open five express care clinics in the Northland over the next two years. The first Meritas Health Express walk-in clinic will open in the Liberty Hy-Vee, located at 109 N. Blue Jay Drive, in late November.

October 2015 Around Town

We invite our readers to be a part of the first ever Lifestyle Reader's Choice Awards, an opportunity to acknowledge the best businesses in and around our community. Log onto during October and November to make a nomination or to cast your votes. Winners will be announced after all of the votes are counted and a special awards ceremony…

September 2015 Around Town

Warriors’ Best Friend Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri, has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support Operation: Homestead, Warriors' Best Friend's program that provides service canines for wounded soldiers with Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) at no cost to the soldier.

August 2015 Around Town

The American Hospital Association’s Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) presented North Kansas City Hospital with the 2015 Most Wired Hospital award. This year’s award focuses on national recognition for health data security and patient engagement.

July 2015 Around Town

urry Real Estate Services Wins Greater
Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Legacy of Kansas City Award Curry Real Estate Services was announced as the winner of the 2015 Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Legacy of Kansas City award recently. The award honors longevity, quality products and/or services, and community service in small businesses more than 15 years old in the Kansas…

June 2015 Around Town

Park University’s student newspaper, The Stylus, earned 33 awards at the annual Missouri College Media Association conference, April 11 in Maryville, Mo.