Bars band together to form Strother District

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.

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Another fall soccer season comes to a close

Like most of Addy’s outdoor soccer seasons at Legacy Park, this one featured all the seasons in eight weeks. While bone-chilling winds are the norm at this park, we also had our fair share of high-noon sweating, drizzle and rain-outs and one — one — beautifully autumn-like day.

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Mistletoe madness returns to help kickoff your holiday shopping

The holiday shopping season is just around the corner and the Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation Department has just the event to hope residents start crossing things off their lists. 

Mistletoe Madness returns this year on Nov. 2 and 3 at the Gamber Community Center. The event runs from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. 


Vendors include: Scentsy, Costco, Premier Designs Jewelry, Sassy Snap Jewelry, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Partylite, Norwex, KCMO Ventures, Dandelion, Décor & Metalworks, LulaRoe, Crocheted and knitted items, Nelson Crafts & Creations, Elite Laser Etching, WKT Glass Art, Amazing Grace ZB Boutique, A Family Affair, Indeed!, Christmas, Decorations & Gifts, Mary Kay, Signature Creations Studio, Bed Sheets, Willing Workers Longview Christian Church, Louise’s Crafts, Color Street Nails, Xquisite Designs Gift Baskets & Trays, Bella BKC Leather Earrings, Bottles, Tea Towels & Jewelry, Doterra Essential Oils, Gemstone Chokers, Young Living Essential oils, Gayle Lunning, Book Author, Flu Shots by Grandview Price Chopper, and Porter Chiropractic.

Entry to Mistletoe Madness is FREE. Gamber Community Center is located at 4 SE Independence Avenue just off 2nd Street and 291 Highway in Lee's Summit. Make sure to include it as one of your stops on November 2 and 3! Call 816-969-1580 for more information.

Summit Theatre takes rare dive into Shakespeare in ‘Measure’

In what is considered Shakespeare’s most urban play, “Measure for Measure” features a cast that are of the city, dealing with many issues topical to today’s American culture, including elected power, injustice and sexual harassment. The play tackles morality, ethics, mercy, justice and all the gray areas in between.

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What’s the latest with the downtown performance space?

What’s the latest with the downtown performance space? That’s a question that has been looming for far too long in Lee’s Summit. And while we can argue – on the surface, perhaps – the merits of a multi-million-dollar downtown performance space vs. other projects that need funding vs. raises for city employees, the fact remains that the voters approved a plan in April of 2013...

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Arts + Education = Educational excellence

This week has been designated by Congressional resolution as Arts In Education Week. For these seven days we will celebrate the powerful influences of dance, music, theatre, and visual art in the lives of students, as well as their larger communities. The good news is, there is a lot to celebrate.

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Lee's Summit CARES gearing up for two Community of Character events

Dan Meers will provide the keynote address for Lee's Summit CARES' annual Kick Off to Character event. This year’s event will be hosted by Summit Bank of Kansas City on September 14th, 2018 at 7:30am and includes a light breakfast. All Lee’s Summit businesses, entrepreneurs and community leaders are invited to attend.


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Grabbing a bigger slice of the market

By their own accounts, the owners of downtown Lee’s Summit’s Main Slice have had a “crazy” last two years. Traffic is not only exponentially up in the entire business district, but the New York-style pizza joint has seen record numbers at 235 SE Main Street — a spot where literally thousands of pizzas go into the oven every single week.

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Parks & Rec department offers Ageless Grace seminar & certification

Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation is partnering with Ageless Grace, a cutting-edge brain fitness program, to provide an Ageless Grace Seminar and Educator Certification training on Sept. 18 and 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gamber Community Center.


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