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. 

HOPE Uncorked

More than 200 generous guests joined Marian Hope on November 10th for HOPE Uncorked. Guests enjoyed a wine tasting reception, auction and inspiring program while making a difference for children.

Top Trendy Workout Breakdowns

For many of us, the new year is the perfect chance to improve our health and fitness after the indulgences of the festive season. But for some, starting an exercise program with all the choices can be overwhelming. To simplify things, we have broken down some popular workouts to help you find the best workout for you. Some of these can be done…

On the Move

 Happy New Year!   I'm excited to start 2018 off right foot--in tennis shoes, that is. January is our Active issue and our exploration of yoga in the Northland should be plenty of inspiration to start where you are and aim for where you want to be.   For my part, I started hitting the gym back in December. After all, how…

The Tremble’s Holiday Soiree

December 9th, 2017, Kevin and Diane Trimble of Keller Williams Kansas City North, hosted a Holiday Party for their friends and real estate clients. The party was held at Black on Burlington in North Kansas City. Over 200 guest attended the event and danced the night away!

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.

ANU Grand Opening and Open House

aNu Aesthetics and Optimal Wellness celebrated the Grand Opening of their new 
expanded location on November 30th!  Dr. Watkins and The KC Women's Chamber hosted the Northland community in their new space on Prairie View with her experienced staff on hand to explain the multitude of unique services they offer.

Brain Balance Helps Kids Overcome Challenges

All kids face some degree of struggle in school, at home, and in life as they grow older. Some specific challenges may include academic issues, social or behavioral issues, inability to focus, tantrums, struggles with learning and more.

A Life Unleashed

She’d pull to the left, yank the leash to the right. Pretty sure she popped my shoulder out once.

Poke Bar

There's a bit of a revolution going on--Southeast Asia is taking over a small strip center on North Oak Trafficway. That's where Kien Nguyen is building his restaurant empire, with three concepts--Broken Rice, San's Sandwiches, and Poke Bar--all at home in the L-shaped center at 65th and North Oak Trafficway. 

Reaching in the Northland

As the Northland develops, longtime residents can see the landscape change, grow, and, one might even say, stretch. When it comes to fitness, that's certainly true. While five years ago, there were only one or two yoga studios north of the river, now there are several thriving practices, all with a different flavor. To help you navigate the bendy world…

31st Annual Harvest Ball

The Harvest Ball Society held its 31st annual Harvest Ball, November 18th in the Grand Ballroom, Kansas City Convention Center. Through grants, 25 Northland charitable organizations will benefit from the proceeds of HBS in 2017. The evening began with a cocktail reception, followed by an elegant dinner and dancing. Photos by Calle McGregor Photography. 

It’s the most wonderful time 
of the year!

 Happy Holidays Dear Readers!   This truly is the most wonderful time of year. As 2017 draws to a close, I have so much for which to be thankful--a wonderful family, a safe, warm home, plenty of food to eat, and enough to share. Our year has had a few surprises, mostly good ones, and I'm excited to see what 2018…

The Whole Person Night of Independence Gala

The Whole Person celebrated the Inaugural Night of Independence Gala on September 15 at The Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri. The event honored individuals and organizations that are working to further their mission to assist people with disabilities to live independently and featured special guest, deaf advocate Nyle DiMarco.

A Taste of Autumn Wine Event at Trezo Mare

On a lovely fall afternoon over 150 guests attended ‘A Taste of Autumn Wine Event’ on the patio at Trezo Mare. Sommelier Mark Taylor, 
sourced 35 exceptional wines. Chef Jeff Gundy and Pastry Chef Vincente Montero prepared an abundance of exquisite culinary art. 
Guests also enjoyed music by Erica McKenzie.

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.

Shaka Noodle Shack

If you're a Northlander and you don't know what Longboards is, then one might doubt your authenticity. To say that it's a sandwich/burrito shop is like saying that a Lotus is a car. Is it correct? Sure. But it's also not the whole story. Longboards is like taking a Subway sandwich, smashing it with a Chipotle burrito and running it through a…

Baby, Please Come Home

Born on June 27, 2017, to Joel and Robin Schneider, Eliora became one of the Northland’s newest residents. While a full-term pregnancy usually falls between 38 and 42 weeks, Eliora was born at 21 weeks, six days. She is the youngest baby to be born and survive at St. Luke’s Hospital.

The Gifts that Give

Christmas. Hannukah. Kwanzaa. Solstice. No matter what your religion, December is a time of celebration, often with gifts. But how can we give while also giving back? Sure, there are lots of organizations that need your financial support and are worthy of it, but if you want to know that your gift is benefitting your town specifically, then you need…

DIY Vanilla Orange Sugar Scrub

Create your own DIY sugar scrub for a perfect Mother's Day gift for the women in your life. 

Playing with Polar Bears in Churchill Manitoba

After a busy morning of activities, out and about exploring, we finally stopped for lunch. A big bowl of warm soup and hearty sandwich hit the spot on a cold blustery day.

‘Crazy’ name, crazy good

As it turns out – at least with bagel recipes – the 73rd time is the charm.

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.

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. 

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!

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. 

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.