Love is in the air!

Who doesn't love a wedding? As we march forward into wedding season (May through September now!), many brides are scrambling to put the finishing touches on guest lists, favor baskets and set lists. But marriage is more than the party that you throw for your nearest and dearest. It's a lifelong commitment to loving and learning with someone. 

3rd Annual McTeacher’s Night at McDonald’s

Barry Elementary and Pathfinder Elementary schools teamed up for the event, where teachers and administrators worked behind the  counter to serve students and parents, raising nearly $1,000. Proceeds support field trips, educational experiences books and technology.

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…

Worlds Collide: The Love Story of Sarah and Lenes

Sarah Hopkins-Chery almost didn’t go to the Halloween party that changed her life. It was October 2005, her first semester at Park University. She decided to go to the costume party—dressed in a last-minute pirate costume—because everyone on her basketball team was going, and she was a long way from her home in Essex, England. Lenes Hopkins-Chery was at the…

May 2015 Parting Thoughts

We threw a great party. Everyone said so. We had a garden wedding, complete with bubbles, late blooming roses in October and a perfectly sunny day. We danced to one of my favorite bands and talked to what felt like a million people. It was a blur; a beautiful, colorful, joyous blur. 

Setting the Menu

Planning a wedding reception is second only to the main event, but no less important for newlyweds and their guests. Larry Roberts, co-owner of Sugar and Spice Catering in Parkville, and Erin Dolan, Trezo Mare’s Events and Promotions manager, offer practical notes on how to plan the reception and menu with minimal stress.

Tackling debt one lawn at a time

The average college graduate is tasked with finding a job, paying back college loans, and the mountain of stress that comes with those two things. For many of these graduates, finding a job that will pay enough to pay back those loans can be difficult. Todd Coleman, director of operations for EDU Lawn Care, hopes to change that with a…

Judi’s Bakery

In a quiet, unassuming building, set back from the road on Burlington Avenue, lies a haven of baked goods, sandwiches and donuts that will capture the heart and tastebuds of any sugar aficionado--Judi' Bakery. For 35 years, Judi White and her team have been captivating pastry lovers with a huge variety of baked goods, lunch fare and cakes for special…

Art and Frame: Northland’s Framing Specialist

Custom framing is a multi-faceted challenge. The wrong frame, glass or matting can mean disaster to an expensive art piece or family heirloom. Every piece is prized; there is no room for failure, just perfection. Imagine the responsibility of saving a family’s images for several hundred years. Today’s graduating high school senior will be tomorrow’s grandmother or grandfather. They may…

Getting Ready for the Big Day

 The question has been popped. The answer was yes.  Now what?  Now the planning begins, and there’s no shortage of things to think about: the venue, the vows, the meal, the music, the flowers, the honeymoon and the clothes. Where to start?

Listen to Your Mother

 G.P. Putnam’s Sons | $25.95  In 2010, Ann Imig organized a live-staged reading event in Madison, WI, to bring together her community—mothers and non-mothers alike—and provide a forum for a diversity of voices to share their personal stories. These readers spoke honestly and openly about motherhood, family, childhood, and parenting. And so, the Listen to Your Mother movement was born.…

Relish Catering and Merriment Launch Party

More than 200 people enjoyed an evening of delicious food and cocktails at River Market Event Place, with a variety of culinary delights from their extensive menu, baked goods from 3 Women and an Oven, and coffee from City Market Coffee House. 

Surviving Infertility

Matt and Cheri Appling belong to a club, a secret club that nobody wants to be a part of but neither can they escape: infertility.