In the News: Farmers Market opens Saturday

Downtown Farmer's Market opens Saturday

The Downtown Lee's Summit Farmer's Market is back. The Lee's Summit Tribune reminds us the Farmer's Market opens at 7 a.m. tomorrow at the corner of Second and Douglas Streets. This year will be the Downtown Farmers Market’s 25th season. Several special events have been planned to celebrate. On May 7, the market will host its Spring Celebration from 7 a.m. to noon. It will include entertainment, crafts for children, and cooking demonstrations by St. Luke’s East Hospital. 

LS Chamber announces finalists for Truly the Best awards

Toriano Porter, of the Lee's Summit Journaloffers a glimpse into the finalists for the Lee's Summit Chamber's annual Truly the Best Awards. Among the group is Turn the Page Marketing, a first-time finalist.

Local physician takes helm of area medical society

In another note from the Journal, Lee's Summit's Dr. Stephen Salanski has been elected 2016 president of the Kansas City Medical Society. KCMS is the association representing physicians in the greater Kansas City area.

Lee's Summit Medical Center, other HCA hospitals make deal to bring new cancer trials to the area.

This week, HCA Midwest Health, announced a partnership with the Sarah Cannon Research Institute to bring new cancer trials to patients in the Kansas City Area. The Kansas City Business Journal's Dora Grote tells readers about this new program, which includes Lee's Summit Medical Center, offering new cutting edge trials focusing on patients battling breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, blood cancer and brain cancer. The new treatments — immunotherapy and targeted therapy — have fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapy.