The school district and the superintendent parted ways — what lesson did we learn?

It’s been really loud in Lee’s Summit during the past several months. Voices have been raised in coffee shops, the district Board Room, driveways and (especially) social media forums. Righteous indignation (on all sides) have hit levels of extreme usually reserved for debates on national political issues. I’d like to be able to say we’re unaccustomed to this on a local level. That should be the case. But I think we’ve seen this kind of sewer muck seep into our local conversations a lot over the last 3 years.

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Friday conversation: Local craftsmen opening retail store this weekend

Host Nick Parker sits down with Dave Eames and Ben Wine, local craftsmen and owners of Fossil Forge Design, who are opening a new retail store this weekend in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Local Foundry will showcase not only their own creations, but work from other makers and creatives.

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New tool offers weekly peak at upcoming news & events

Lee’s Summit Town Hall, a podcast production of Link 2 Lee’s Summit, has begun a new regular audio series. Each Monday morning, Town Hall offers residents the Monday News Link, a short look ahead of news and events for the coming week. News Link is hosted by Link 2 Lee’s Summit publisher Nick Parker and KC Communications & Media Matters president John Beaudoin.

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Teens offer their perspectives to local business leaders & parents

It’s not easy being a teen. Never has been. But are the difficulties facing today’s youth harder than the previous generation’s? Or the one before that? Is it harder today than it was for their parents? What’s it like being a teen in 2018.

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A little change brings more focus to conversations on the community

Link 2 Lee’s Summit will be moving the Community Voices show under the Town Hall brand. Additionally, in an effort to delve thoroughly into local issues, much of Link 2 Lee’s Summit’s original content — both in the blog and on the Town Hall podcasts — will center on monthly focus topics.

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At the confluence of Leadership & Language

Leadership. That’s a big word. Being a leader is hard work and carries with it a number of responsibilities. We are lucky enough in Lee’s Summit to have no shortage of leaders who contribute to the growth and evolution of our community through countless civic, charitable and not-for-profit organizations.

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Downtown Main Street Inc. honors volunteers & businesses at annual dinner

Volunteers, community members and local business owners were honored during the Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner, June 26 at The Aspen Room at the Stanley.

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Live Lee’s Summit Town Hall event features open conversation
with R-7 School District

In our continuing efforts to provide public conversations and opportunities for residents to hear directly from local officials, Link 2 Lee’s Summit has planned another live event for it’s weekly Lee’s Summit Town Hall podcast. The next event, slated for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 26 at the Missouri Innovation Campus, will feature a conversation with the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District.

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Community Voices: This is Jenell Johnson

Music has been at the center of the Johnson home since before she was born. Her parents, Alex and Jerilyn are both musicians who find themselves singing or playing instruments at every opportunity. But love of music was just a genetic passing to Jenelle and her two siblings, Jessica and Justin, it was a purposeful and physical effort made from the very beginning.

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Lee's Summit Town Hall Ep. 21: This could be Grease Lightning — Movie night hits Downtown LS on Thursday

Well this could be systematic. Hydromatic. Ultramatic. Why it could be Greased Lightning!... No. It's just your weekly community conversation with Lee's Summit Town Hall hosts Jason Norbury and Nick Parker. And if you didn't already guess, this week we're talking about the movie, Grease. Why, you ask, because Downtown Lee's Summit Main Street is kicking off its inaugural summer outdoor movie series with a showing of this classic American musical. Ashley Nowell and Julie Cook join Jason and Nick to chat about the movie, which shows at 9 p.m. Thursday at the City Hall Plaza. Nick tests the guests' knowledge with some Grease trivia questions as they talk about the movie series and other events happening in Lee's Summit.

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