To Sir, With Love

Ah, June. June is the month where fragrant smoke fills the air, as a thousand backyard BBQ kings light the coals and show the family how grilling is done. It's when after work baseball leagues hit their stride and we start spending more time in the park with the kids and less time in front of the TV. And on…

Hot Spot Pools, Hot Tubs & BBQ Ten Year Anniversary

Hot Spot Pools, Hot Tubs & BBQ owners Larry and Carol Jones celebrated 10 years in business on April 16. The event was a thank you to the loyal customers who make it possible for Hot Spot to continue to provide exceptional products and services for the backyard oasis.

Patriot Outreach Golf Tournament

The inaugural Patriot Outreach Golf tournament on May 9, raised $3,500. The proceeds will provide free Coping Strategies CDs to all Warriors who request them, fund Warriors/First Responders attending PTSD Seminars, provide financial assistance to disabled veterans, and counseling to those individuals and families suffering from stress disorders.

Around Town

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…

Fast Johnny Ricker


Music is the sweet seasoning of imagination. Those that love rock and roll or blues have private fantasies about standing in front of a big crowd, singing “Free Bird” and shredding the guitar solo with notes played to perfection. Many of us will never follow through, but some paid their dues and live the dream.

RoKC-Climbing to New Heights

Sometimes the passions that you harbor as a kid stick around for a while. For Boy Scout, Army officer and rock climbing enthusiast Andrew Potter, he found that his passion for the summit has turned into a thriving business in the heart of North Kansas City.

Bun Mee Phan–Bringing Color to your Sandwiches

If you're used to the same old, same old when it comes to your sandwiches, you're in for a delightful wake-up call. Bahn mi have arrived in the Northland with a vengeance and sandwich lovers should unite in celebration. If the phrase 'Taste the rainbow' wasn't already copyrighted, then it would be quite apropos at the newest eatery on North…

Cool Vintage Watches Makes Timely Expansion

John Putnam didn’t plan on becoming a watch collector. He hadn’t originally planned on opening Cool Vintage Watches, and most certainly didn’t expect to expand his business within a few years. But, he did. After spending more than 20 years marketing vintage watches and watch accessories online, Putnam became burnt out on strictly online sales. He missed the day-to-day interaction…

The Men’s Field Guide to the Northland

The North American habitat of the male species of homo sapiens in Kansas City, Missouri, specifically the territory bounded by the Missouri River to the south and Clay and Platte counties to the north, known colloquially as the Northland, is a wild, wonderful environment rich with resources for food, drink, adventure, and entertainment.

Here’s the Beef

Co-owners of fairly new The Upper Cut in Liberty, Chris and Kelsi Peuster both grew up with a passion for livestock, and have turned that love into a goal of improving the United States beef industry. For them, this starts with a local butcher shop that provides a heart healthy beef, raised on their working farm.

Soccer Star Trevor Cisell Shares Lessons On and Off the Field

Trevor Cissell tells me that winning isn’t everything. The St. Pius X senior who shattered the Missouri State High School Activities Association career scoring record last October—right before breaking his leg—says his achievement is more about the team than it is about him.

Craig Richey

BEST WAY TO SPEND A WEEKEND: A perfect weekend is either spending time with my wife and daughter, or at a car show. Better yet it's bringing my wife and daughter TO a car show. I haven't figured out a good way to fit a car seat in my Nova around the roll cage.