Fur Friends Forever

 Article Rachel C. Murphy | Photography Joel Schneider  They call dogs 'man's best friend' but as these Northlanders can attest, there's no gender to the camaraderie that our canine friends provide. We asked four Northlanders to introduce us to their furry friends and they willingly obliged. Meet the happiest citizens in the Northland!   Name: Shannon Bowman+Pita 

Dogs bring peace to veterans still fighting their own war

 Article Matt Smithmier | Photography Provided  Nani notices Mike’s growing anxiety even before he’s aware of it. From the end of her leash, she gently leads him to a quiet spot in the room and leans her tall frame against his legs. He sits, and she climbs into his lap to comfort him.  Even before he left the Army, Mike…

From the Library of The Giffords

 Article and Photography  Shannon and Justin Gifford know a thing or two about children's books. With twin boys, Aiden and Ewan, almost 4, and Ava, 1, they spend a lot of time reading with their crew. Their shelves have variety but a few of them stand out as favorites for all. Here are their top three favorites.   1. Let's Play…

A Six-legged Team

 Article Rachel C. Murphy | Photography Joel Schneider  Anyone that has seen a cop movie knows that an officer is only as good as his partner. For Officer Kenneth Davis of the Kansas City Police Department, he knows he can rely on his partner. After all, he's man's best friend. Meet one of KCPD's K-9 teams!  Officer Davis has served…

A Safe Home

 Article Rachel Murphy | Photography Provided  A room isn't complete without a treatment for the windows, for both practical and aesthetic reasons. When you have little ones around, whether human, feline or canine, safety comes first. Pets and babies can get tangled in cords and strangle themselves. Here are five options for keeping your loved ones safe, according to the experts…

The Little Lemonade Stand that Could

 Article Rachel Murphy | Photography Joel Schneider  What's more American than a kid opening a lemonade stand to earn some pocket money? That's what Gladstone resident Gina and her son, Jacob, thought when they decided to try their hands at small business this summer. After eyeing a lemonade stand at Sam's Club for weeks, Jacob's older sister surprised him with…

Little love can be awfully big

Kids and pets–two things that are particularly close to my heart! That’s our theme this month–the people and animals that make us smile each day. This issue practically writes itself because the Northland is such a family and animal-oriented area but I’m still happy to be able to steer the ship a bit!  Over the … 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

Friends of Children’s Mercy Pickleball Classic

On June 7th, the Friends of Children's Mercy gathered for a little friendly competition for a good cause! The tournament raised money for the auxiliary of the hospital that engages a community of friends, neighbors, families and business partners committed to educate, invest in and nurture the health of all children. 

Patriot’s Outreach Golf tournament

On May 14th, the 3rd annual Patriot's Outreach Golf Tournament welcomed teams to The Duece Golf Club of Kansas City to raise funds for the organization's programs combatting PTSD.

Valor Recovery Program open house

150 people celebrated the expansion of the Valor Recovery Program at Signature Psychiatric Hospital. 1105 Dr. Brian Barash and Lisa St. Aubyn, CEO of Signature Psychiatric 1070 Kimberly Barlow, Carmen Patty, Jill, Teresa Owens, David Strother 0150 Claire McCaskill office interns Emma and Kelly Reed and Eric Martinez

Play the Part

What You Need to Create Unique Play Areas Perfect for Your Kiddos’ Unique Interests Nicolette Martin What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a question we were all asked as kids—one that was so innocently answered with whatever our obsession of the week was. Maybe today your child wants to be … Continued