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
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.Read More
Nine members of the Summit Christian Academy secondary choir have earned a spot in one of the Kansas City Metro District Honor Choirs for 2018-19.Read More
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.
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.Read More
Residents of Lee’s Summit and the surrounding area will have the opportunity to create new holiday memories and traditions at Summit Ice, the new outdoor ice rink located at Lea McKeighan Park.Read More
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...Read More
The countdown to Lee’s Summit Chamber’s Oktoberfest begins! Transport yourself to the heart of Munich with all the excitement of this wundervoll fall festival in Downtown Lee’s Summit.Read More
It’s been almost forty years since a Lee’s Summit High School orchestra teacher noticed a Raytown student with extraordinary musical talent, and a “mutual admiration society” between Russ Berlin and Kirt Mosier has only grown stronger.Read More
Broadway songs performed by the opposite gender will be the calling card of a local theater troupe’s upcoming trivia night.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.