Talented young people from throughout the Kansas City area are encouraged to audition for Got Talent, the metro area’s premier youth talent competition. Auditions will be April 18 at MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center, and interested individuals may sign up at LSTalent.com.Read More
Celebrating a legacy of community involvement, Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street and the Emerald Isle Parade committee have selected the family of W. Ferrell Shuck as its parade grand marshal.Read More
Friends of the symphony will host a Garden Gathering event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at The Stanley in downtown Lee’s Summit. During the event, guests will enjoy a delicious brunch provided by Lori Walker Catering, but this Garden Gathering is much more than a meal.Read More
I think Mr. Rogers would most certainly have fit in well in downtown Lee’s Summit. Business neighbors. Friend neighbors. Customer and client neighbors. All is a geographically tiny area of a massive 65-square-mile city.Read More
The Missouri Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) has announced the designation of three Great Places in Missouri in 2019: Downtown Lee’s Summit, Lee’s Summit; Silver Moon Plaza, Chillicothe; and High Street, Jefferson City.Read More
Summit Christian Academy senior Sophie Schooley recently won the SCA Poetry Out Loud competition for the third year in a row.Read More
For the second consecutive year, SCA sophomore Ashlyn Steller has been selected as the Senate District Eight Exhibit winner.Read More
Burnt Finger BBQ, a local business bringing the great taste and heritage of Kansas City BBQ to the world, will be featured in the February issue of Southern Living magazine, on newsstands this week. The magazine’s story, ‘Women on Fire’, takes a look at 9 women who are making their mark on the BBQ industry — from opening restaurants and launching businesses, to bringing home big-time competition wins.Read More
The City of Lee’s Summit is hosting an art exhibition in the lobby of City Hall featuring the works of regional artist Warren ‘Stylez’ Harvey from Jan. 14 through March 1.Read More
The City of Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with local non-profit Urban Trail Co., is bringing new trails to Legacy Park. These natural-surface, single-track trails for mountain biking, hiking, and trail running will be located along the northern and eastern portion of Legacy Park.Read More
The City of Lee’s Summit will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a free community-wide event Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. in The Pavilion at John Knox Village, 520 NW Murray Rd.Read More
Everyday heroes from throughout the community will be honored at the annual Mayor’s Character Breakfast, scheduled from 7 to 9 a.m. Jan. 24 at the Pavilion at John Knox Village, 520 NW Murray Road. The popular annual event, hosted by Lee’s Summit CARES, typically includes a sellout crowd of close to 700 attendees.Read More
The community is invited to join together on Jan. 24 to recognize outstanding character and hear from kid keynote speaker Olivia Van Ledtje at the 16th annual Mayor’s Character Breakfast.Read More
In a rare opportunity, students from all three Lee’s Summit R-7 School District high schools will join forces and perform together, marching in the nationally-televised Citrus Bowl Parade in Orlando, Florida.Read More
Volunteers spend a Saturday painting positive messages on restroom walls
Lee’s Summit CARES recently joined forces with local artists, art teachers and students to paint inspirational messages throughout Pleasant Lea Middle School. The group spent approximately four hours on Saturday, Dec. 8, working on the school-wide project.
“We are calling it empowerment art,” said Lindsay Weiss, youth outreach coordinator for Lee’s Summit CARES who assisted with the project. “It was inspirational watching these creative and kind students give their time and efforts for this project.”
A total of 16 students participated in the project with the volunteer young people coming from Pleasant Lea Middle School, Lee’s Summit High School, Lee’s Summit West High School and Summit Technology Academy.
The volunteers painted messages in one girls restroom, one boys restroom and the school’s staff restroom. Kimberly Alonzo, PLMS assistant principal, and Brooke Linquist and Jennifer Shults, art teachers from the school, spearheaded the project along with Jaime Lyon of In Joy LLC and I Am Noticed.
“We hope the students feel empowered and engaged when they see the new positive messages in their school,” Weiss added.
Downtown Lee’s Summit is no stranger to the pub crawl. They’re done for holidays and birthdays. They’re held to raise money for charity. And sometimes, they’re done for no good reason at all.Read More
Santa Claus is coming to town — and he’s got a story to tell. Santa is slated to make a special stop from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14 at Budget Blinds where he’ll read some of his favorite holiday stories and poems, and be available for photos with kids of all ages.Read More
Looking for a little music and holiday magic? The Lee’s Summit Symphony will will play it’s annual holiday concert at 3 p.m., Dec. 15 at The Pavilion at John Knox Village.Read More
When I used to leave Independence for a night out many, many years ago, heading to downtown Lee’s Summit became a regular destination. And we had one particular place in mind to hit — Strother’s.Read More
The Choral Foundation is offering the community to come together for a collaborative performance and sing-a-long of "The Messiah.”Read More