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 NorthlandLifestyle.com 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.

May 2015 Around Town

As the Ford F-150 all aluminum bodied pickup roll into dealerships throughout Kansas and Missouri, CARSTAR Wicklund’s is the only independent auto body shop in the region to open a qualified aluminum repair facility to handle repairs on these – and other aluminum body vehicles. CARSTAR Wicklund’s opened the new facility with a ribbon cutting event on March 11, for…

April 2015 Around Town

Tri-County Mental Health Services has been selected as one of only 30 nonprofit organizations to share 2015 funds from the Harvest Ball Society as part of their “Seeds of Service…Harvest of Hope” campaign announced in January.

March 2015 Around Town

The United States Flag is a symbol of patriotism, pride and respect. The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial offers the opportunity to receive a U.S. flag flown at the Museum as an incredible gift for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays or as an opportunity to honor a veteran or Scout.