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Lifestyle Letter

Letter from the Editor

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y oldest child started his freshman year of high school this fall and is running cross-country. I have always enjoyed cheering him on and watching him run, but I have such a deeper appreciation and love for this sport after experiencing what it means to be part of a high school crosscountry team. The sportsmanship, camaraderie, encouragement from upperclassmen and the peer support for each other throughout every step of a race has left me so inspired and proud to be part of something so positive and dynamic.

The thing that impresses me the most is the attitude and culture across the board with every school at every meet. These kids are a tight group and want the utmost success for their own school, but there is a sense of respect and appreciation for all runners regardless of where they are finishing and what school they are from. To see competing schools cheering in unison to encourage a struggling runner who isn’t from their own school or congratulating the success of a competitor at the medal ceremony is something I see on a regular basis, and it is such a lesson that can be applied in so many areas of life. The lesson  to strive for greatness and reach your personal best, but to appreciate the good others are doing is so worthwhile. This month we are revealing our winners from our Readers' Choice competition, and I couldn’t help but think about my takeaway from high school cross-country when working on this issue. The winning businesses should be very proud of this accomplishment, and we commend each one of them for a job well done, but to even be nominated for this is a huge honor and shows the support and love of your business by the community. In every category, all businesses nominated were in good company, and regardless if you are the winning business or a runner-up, we can all celebrate each other from the “sidelines” for a job well done. Congratulations to our winners! We celebrate each one of you in this issue.

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BARBECUE RESTAURANT OPENS SECOND LOCATION ARTICLE ALLISON SWAN PHOTOGRAPHY PAUL VERSLUIS

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ational barbecue champion Rob Magee serves his award-winning wood-fire grilled fare at Q39. Named

after its first location off of 39th Street in Midtown that opened in 2014, they recently expanded with their second location in southern Overland Park in August.  It's noteworthy how quickly Q39 became a force in one of the world's most competitive barbecue markets. Within just a couple of years, the urban rustic restaurant with its expansive dining room, full-service bar, high ceilings and innovative open kitchen expertly and efficiently serving food made from scratch has vaulted to the top, proving itself to be a major player in the Kansas City barbecue scene.     Rob was hooked on cooking at an early age, earning a degree from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America and working in the finest kitchens across the country, honoring the tastes of each region he was in. Barbecue became his main focus after making the move to Kansas City in 2001.     What started as just a hobby on weekends, Rob, his wife, Kelly, and team known as the Munchin' Hogs would compete in dozens of barbecue competitions across the country, taking home numerous awards. With his years of experience and drive for success, he turned his dream of owning a full-service restaurant into reality in April 2014. CONTINUED >

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One bite is all it takes to understand why

guests keep coming back for more. There's not a microwave in sight to reheat anything,

ever. Skilled cooks grill steaks, chops, burgers and seafood to order with proven com-

petition barbecue recipes that have won the highest awards in the nation.

If you've never had the pleasure of

tasting Q39 barbecue, Rob describes it as "layers of flavor, sweet, fruit and spice, which complement the flavors of the rub and smoked meat."  

The secret? Nothing is left to chance.

Sauces and rubs are mixed from fresh dried herbs and spices, perfected and written

to the gram. Meat is smoked for six hours, wrapped and finished in smokers for an additional two hours for maximum moisture

retention. The meat is then sliced, plated and served immediately. It's like clockwork.

Deciding what to order is a daunting task,

so take advice from the chef himself. He

says their pork belly and sausage corn dogs

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served with classic barbecue sauce and

maple syrup, bacon-wrapped shrimp served with jalapeno-cilantro slaw and chipotle

mayo, and their burnt end burger made with oak-wood grilled ground brisket and certified

black angus beef on a toasted bun topped

with sliced burnt ends, spicy pickle slaw and classic sauce top the list of most popular items guests need to try.        

Rob says Q39 is diligent in keeping qual-

ity, consistent standards.

"We utilize continuous process improve-

ment with our state-of-the-art temperature-controlled butcher room and large capacity smokers," he says. "We never stop the quest for improvement and enjoy constantly researching to try new things and keep up with trends to offer our customers new, fun and exciting food."

If you don't have time to come in and sit

down, place your order 24 hours in advance to take your Q2GO from a separate dedicated entrance, or have Q39 cater your next event. For more information, visit Q39KC.com.

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BEST BAKERY

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3 Women and an Oven 14852 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park 913.681.7672 | 3WomenDesserts.com A boutique bakery with beautiful and delicious desserts, all made from scratch with love! From cakes, cookies and bars to jaw-dropping custom cake creations, 3 Women and an Oven loves being there for weddings, birthdays and all the special occasions in between. With two weeks' notice, your imagination's the limit, and you can have a cake that tastes as good as it looks!

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Nick & Jake's 6830 W. 135th St., Overland Park 913.681.8535 | NickAndJakes.com Make a selection from their extensive wine list or enjoy a beer. Sunday night is wine night, when all bottles are $25. Order up a specialty cocktail or sip their bartenders’ latest mixed masterpiece. Cheers!

BEST BARBECUE

Joe's Kansas City BBQ 11950 S. Strang Line Road, Olathe | 913.782.6858 11723 Roe Ave., Leawood | 913.338.5151 JoesKC.com Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que has been voted Kansas City’s most popular barbecue time and again. Joe’s is the home of the world-famous Z-man.

BEST BURGER

BRGR Kitchen + Bar 5031 W. 135th St., Leawood 913.229.3900 BRGRKitchen.com BRGR KITCHEN + BAR brings a fresh adaption of the most classic restaurant concept around to the Kansas City area. The burger was born and bred in America as a convenient way to eat on the go, but it’s grown up a bit, and has become our country’s favorite food. BRGR (the owners’ initials) is taking a bold step forward with this concept. The classic American foodie will enjoy a value-oriented culinary experience designed with an atmosphere and attitude that doesn't forget you’re a sophisticated eater. Hand-selected beers and wines as well as craft cocktails round out your experience and complement your meal. When you visit BRGR, you can expect great food, fresh ingredients, focused service and a little reverence for classic American cuisine. CONTINUED >

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BEST PIZZA

Minsky's Pizza 12920 State Line Road, Leawood 913.317.9965 | Minskys.com At Minsky’s, “Gourmet, and going to stay that way” is more than just a slogan. From the moment you bite into one

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ous portions of lean, succulent meats, fresh-cut vegetables, aromatic herbs and topped with 100 percent Wisconsin mozzarella, then baked to bubbling perfection. Teamed with your favorite beverages from a full bar, you’ll taste why Minsky’s Pizza has been Kansas City’s favorite

BEST STEAKHOUSE

J.Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks + Seafood 8901 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park 913.642.8070 | JGilberts.com When it comes to upholding the standards of honest Midwestern cuisine, no other Kansas City steakhouse comes close. Bearing the name of legendary Kansas City restaurateur Joe Gilbert, J.Gilbert’s stands as a hometown tribute to the hospitality icon himself. J.Gilberts serves Midwestern-raised, USDA prime aged Black Angus beef cooked over an open wood-fire grill, presented with the same inviting service and warmth for which Mr. Gilbert was known. 18

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neighborhood pizzeria for 40 years.

BEST LATIN CUISINE

La Bodega 4311 W. 119th St., Leawood 913.428.TAPA (8272) | LaBodegaKC.com South of the city on the Kansas side, this location brings the charm of the "Originale" to Johnson County, adding a private dining room, a chef's table, an indoor/outdoor bar and the best patio in the area. Come enjoy tapas and small plates  and the famous sangria. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, and there is half price sangria all day Sunday. Happy hour is every day from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 


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BEST SUSHI

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant 11638 Ash St., Leawood 913.850.6260 | RASushi.com There’s no better way to work up a sushi appetite than a day of shopping at Park Place Village, and RA Sushi Leawood is conveniently located in the heart of it all. Pop in for lunch or dinner and enjoy your favorite sushi, signature rolls and Japanese fusion cuisine. Sip on sake and exotic cocktails in the bar or grab a seat on the patio and be sure to take advantage of the best happy hour specials in town.

BEST SEAFOOD

Bristol Seafood Grill 5400 W. 119th St., Leawood 913.663.5777 | BristolSeafoodGrill.com A city icon since 1980, Bristol Seafood Grill is an upscale seafood restaurant offering simply-prepared fresh fish, premium steaks, an impressive wine cellar and handcrafted cocktails. The chic-casual atmosphere suits any occasion, with seamless service and imaginative seafood dishes that truly set Bristol apart from other seafood restaurants.

BEST ITALIAN FOOD

Garozzo's 9950 College Blvd., Overland Park 913.491.8300 | Garozzos.com Michael Garozzo is the owner and operator of Garozzo's Italian restaurants, which celebrated its 28th anniversary in April.He opened the first Garozzo's in 1989 in the historic Columbus Park neighborhood. Today there are three popular locations in the greater Kansas City area. Garozzo's prides itself on its signature chicken spiedini dish, a Garozzo's creation, which has become a Kansas City staple.Garozzo's is one of "America's Top Italian Restaurants" according to the prestigious Zagat National Restaurant Survey. It received a "very good to excellent" rating and was described as "an Italian trio that supplies food so good you will taste it in your dreams ... in a Sinatra's kind of hangout; the attractions include frighteningly huge portions and a signature chicken spiedini that is among the best dishes in town."

BEST TAVERN/BAR

Johnny's Tavern 6765 W. 119th St., Overland Park | 913.451.4542 8719 W. 95th St., Overland Park | 913.948.9500 JohnnysTavern.com Johnny’s was established in 1953 and has been “Serving Up Tradition” ever since. Today, what was once just a working man's haven with cold beer and a jukebox has become a local favorite for sports fans and families, with 10 great locations and counting. CONTINUED >

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BEST DESSERT

Freezing Moo 6936 W. 135th St., Overland Park 11885 W 95th St., Overland Park 913.258.8201 | FreezingMoo.com Freezing Moo, a new trend in the ice cream business, is modeled after a style of made-to-order ice cream that originated from a street vendor in Thailand. All ingredients are fresh and they pour the milk on a cold plate and form the ice cream in front of you. Freezing Moo is the first shop with this concept in Kansas City. The very first store opened December 2016 in Overland Park’s Deer Creek shopping center, and there are more than 150 employees working amongst the company's rapid expanding locations in less than a year.

BEST LOCAL COFFEE SHOP

The Roasterie Cafe Town Center Plaza, 4511 W. 119th St., Leawood 913.428.8270 | TheRoasterie.com The Roasterie sources coffee beans for the discerning coffee connoisseur and air-roasts them to the perfect temperatures to unlock the most exquisite flavor each coffee has to offer. In addition to the specialty coffees, they also offer tea, coffee mugs and coffee cups, the coffee equipment they personally recommend to brew the perfect cup, unique coffee gifts for the aficionado on your list and more.

BEST BREWERY

Boulevard Brewing Company 2501 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City 816.474.7095 | Boulevard.com Boulevard Brewing Company is the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest, dedicated to the craft of producing fresh, flavorful beers using traditional ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques.

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BEST CHILDREN'S CLOTHING

Janie and Jack Town Center Plaza, 4838 W. 119th St., Leawood 913.661.9135 | JanieAndJack.com Janie and Jack sells timeless children's clothing with fine fabrics

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11849 College Blvd., Overland Park 913.469.9532 | ParExsalonce.com Par Exsalonce has earned the reputation as one of the leading salons and spas in the Kansas City area since 1984. It is the largest Aveda lifestyle salon and spa, as  defined by the Aveda standard of excellence, in the Kansas City area. The customer experience is paramount, which has served them well. The owners are active and invested with the team and the business on a daily basis and they inspire the rest of the team to be its best. Par Exsalonce is  dedicated to treating both its extraordinary team and customer base with care.

BEST WOMEN'S CLOTHING

LOFT Town Center Plaza, 5017 W. 117th St., Leawood 913.661.0641 | LOFT.com LOFT creates modern, feminine and versatile clothing for a wide range of women with one common style goal: to look and feel confident, wherever the day takes them. From everyday essentials to attainable trends, LOFT consistently serves up headto-toe outfits and perfect pieces at an incredible value, which makes getting dressed feel effortless.

BEST BARBER

The Gents Place of Leawood 11544 Ash St., Leawood 913.631.3707 | TheGentsPlace.com The Gents Place is the next level in men's grooming and lifestyle club that helps gentlemen look and feel their most confident best. The Gents Place provides luxury men's grooming services in addition to straight razor shaves, shoe shines and hand and foot repairs in a refined and timeless environment.

BEST JEWELER

TIVOL 4721 W. 119th St. Overland Park  913.345.0200 | TIVOL.com Established in 1910, TIVOL locations are currently located in the heart of Kansas City’s most sough- after local shopping districts on the Country Club Plaza and Hawthorne Plaza.  They offer precision craftsmanship and exceptional customer service for any style. They have also created a concierge program and will come to you with their luxurious designs to accommodate your busy schedule. Theonline store makes it easy to shop the top designer collections from anywhere, for any generation. With these added services, TIVOL will always be available to you. 

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BEST ORTHODONTIST

Fry Orthodontic Specialists Locations throughout Kansas and Missouri. Visit our website to find a convenient location for you and your family. 913.469.9191 | FryOrthodontics.com Your smile is just the start! Fry Orthodontic Specialists is pleased to offer state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment for children and adults. Choose between metal or clear braces or Invisalign. At Fry Orthodontics, you will receive: free initial exam for braces or Invisalign; shorter treatment times—average time in braces is only 16 months; affordable payment plans; free 3-D retainers for life; highly trained doctors and skilled team members; conservative approach to treatment that avoids removing permanent teeth and limits unnecessary early treatment and extra appliances—this saves you money and allows most children to wear braces only once.

BEST OB-GYN

Dr. James Mirabile -Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health & Wellness 4550 W. 109th St., Suite 130, Overland Park 913.888.7546 | MirabileMD.com After delivering more than 7,500 babies, Dr. James Mirabile stopped obstetrics to focus fully on gynecological care and hormone therapy. Dr. Mirabile and his team of nurse practitioners are among the Kan-

BEST PEDIATRIC DENTIST

Dr. Michael LeBlanc - Jenkins & LeBlanc Dentistry for Children 8226 Mission Road, Prairie Village 913.378.9610 | KidSmileKC.com Drs. Jill Jenkins and Michael LeBlanc formed Jen­ kins & LeBlanc Dentistry for Children in 2005 to create the best dental experience for infants, chil­dren and adolescents, including those with special health care needs. Drs. Jenkins, LeBlanc and Rob­erts are board-certified pediatric dentists who pro­vide a compassionate team of experts, professional dental cleanings, the best restorations for children, oral health education and a kid-friendly environ­ment that will put your child at ease. 

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sas City area's most trusted providers for well women care, treatment for gynecological conditions and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy for men and women. Earning accolades as a Kansas City Super Doctor for 10 consecutive years and member of the Super Doctor Hall of Fame, Dr. Mirabile has built a reputation of exceptional care in a compassionate, friendly environment.


BEST DENTIST

Dr. James T. Voorhees, DDS 8615 Rosehill Road, Lenexa 913.888.2474 | VoorheesDDS.com James T. Voorhees, DDS dental practice gives patients the smalltown dentist feel, even in the big city. You are not just a patient to Dr. Voorhees, you are his family. Dr. Voorhees’ love and inspiration for dentistry is derived from his personal attention to connecting with patients in a comforting and relaxing environment. His office is grateful to provide personalized care to patients in all walks of life. They believe in providing a simple approach to maintaining your natural teeth in the most cost effective way. Dr. Voorhees truly embraces patients to feel involved in the journey to their best smile.

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BEST CHIROPRACTOR

Body Basics Chiropractic 14331 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park 913.685.0023 | OverlandParkChiropractor.net Body Basics Chiropractic offers chiropractic with an emphasis on rehabilitation. Their doctors each have more than 13 years experience and keep up with the latest techniques such as Graston, A-stim, active release, acupuncture and core stability training to give patients a well-rounded approach to health and wellness. While most patients seek chiropractic care for neck pain, back pain, whiplash and headaches, Body Basics also has great success with tendonitis, rotator cuff injuries, plantar fasciitis and many other muscle conditions.  Their goal is to give treatment and pain relief starting on the first visit. Drs. Psota, Hadlock and Rogers would like to tell their patients thank

BEST FAMILY PHYSICIAN

Dr. Marsha Weaver Saint Luke’s Primary Care–Southridge 12541 Foster St., Suite 300, Overland Park 913.317.3200 | SaintLukesHealthSystem.org Dr. Marsha Weaver has been working at Saint Luke's for more than 15 years. Her vision is to provide comprehensive family care and help her patients achieve a state of wellness and optimal health. Disease prevention is one key to achieving this goal. She is board-certified in family medicine and takes care of patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly. Dr. Weaver sees patients at Saint Luke’s Primary Care–Southridge, home to board-certified physicians in internal medicine, pediatrics and family medicine.

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BEST OPHTHALMOLOGIST

Dr. Milton Grin - Grin Eye Care 21020 W. 151st St., Olathe 913.829.5511 | GrinEyeCare.com Grin Eye Care in Olathe was started in 1989 by Dr. Milton Grin and has evolved into three locations and 11 doctors—five ophthalmologists and six optometrists.  Grin Eye Care locations include Olathe,  Leawood,  and Grandview. The doctors at Grin Eye Care can care for your routine eye care as well as more complicated eye cases such as corneal problems, glaucoma, diabetic eye care, cataract surgery and LASIK vision correction. 

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BEST PEDIATRICIAN

Dr. Christine WhiteJohnson County Pediatrics 8800 W. 75th St. #220, Shawnee Mission 913.384.5500 | JoCoPediatrics.com Dr. Christine White has been with Johnson County Pediatrics since 2003. Devoted to her patients, she prides herself on knowing them and their entire families. She sees her patients as individuals and spends as much time with each of them as she needs to. Dr. White is energetic, curious and constantly learning and collaborating with other medical professionals. She is on the board of the Wyandotte Johnson County Medical Society  and the legislative committee for the Kansas Medical Society.  Dr. White sees patients on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. 

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BEST DERMATOLOGIST

BEST COSMETIC SURGEON

Dr. David L. Kaplan Adult & Pediatric Dermatology

Quinn Plastic Surgery Center and Medical Day Spa

Dr. John Michael Quinn -

4601 W. 109th St., Suite 116, Overland Park

6920 W. 121st St., Leawood

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Dr. David Kaplan, founder and owner of

Quinn Plastic Surgery Center is a cosmet-

Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, has been

ic surgery practice providing Johnson County,

providing outstanding skin care to the Kan-

Leawood and Kansas City residents with per-

sas City community since 1989. Dr. Kaplan

sonal care and exceptional results. Dr. John Mi-

teaches regularly as an associate professor

chael Quinn has more than 29 years of experi-

in dermatology at both University of Kansas

ence in performing plastic surgery procedures

Medical Center and UMKC School of Medi-

on patients of all ages and body types. Dr. Quinn

cine. He lectures nationally, publishes monthly

prides himself on his ability to listen to patients

in medical journals and performs ongoing re-

in order to achieve the desired result. His cus-

search in topical medication development. Dr.

tomized procedures set him apart, producing

Kaplan makes the time to provide skin care at

beautiful and natural-looking results for his pa-

no charge at a free health clinic in Wyandotte

tients. Dr. Quinn is a member of the American

County every month in addition to volunteer-

Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a Fellow of

ing for medical mission trips overseas.

the American College of Surgeons.


BEST FITNESS CENTER

BEST VET

Life Time Fitness Overland Park

Blue Valley Animal Hospital

913.239.9000 | LifeTimeFitness.com Life Time delivers an unmatched athletic resort experience and provides a comprehensive healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment experience that goes beyond fitness to encompass the entire spectrum of daily life for individuals, couples and families of all ages. From floor to rooftop, Life Time is built to be your home away from home.  Life Time Fitness Overland Park offers distinctive, branded programs and

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services including: personal and TEAM training; weight loss; group fitness; tennis, racquetball and squash; swim; Ultimate Hoops; LifeSpa; LifeCafe; a child center; run club; rock wall access and much more.

BEST MEDSPA

Rajeunir Medical Spa 14344 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park 913.906.0660 | RMedSpa.com Since 2003, Rajeunir Medical Spa has been a leading Kansas City medical spa. They now offer medical spa services in three Kansas City spa locations: Overland Park, Lee’s Summit and North Kansas City, all overseen by Dr. Levi Young. The largest locally-owned medical spa in the area,  Rajeunir Medical Spa offers free consultations on face and body skin conditions including acne, unwanted hair, tattoo removal, fat removal and more. The specialize in treatments such as Coolsculpting, Botox, Jevederm, Latisse and more.

BEST NAIL SALON

Bella Nails & Spa 11136 S. Lone Elm Road, Olathe 913.499.9548 | BellaNailsNow.com Bella Nails & Spa is a nice, clean, unique and modern nails salon, but what makes them who they are is their  technicians, the best of the best. They are energetic, passionate and, most importantly, they deeply care about your service and your experience. 

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BEST KIDS ACTIVITY

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Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead brings an early 1900s frontier Kansas farm to families living in the city. Visitors can see more than 250 animals and birds, learn about growing flowers and vegetables, or experience an Indian encampment, a one-room country schoolhouse and a turn-of-the-century main street. Parents will treasure memories of children bottle-feeding baby goats, milking cows and riding horse-drawn wagons through the woods. Open from April 1 through October 31 each year, there are numerous seasonal activities, including Pumpkin Hollow and Night of the Living Farm. 

BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL

Saint Thomas Aquinas High School 11411 Pflumm Road, Overland Park 913.345.1411 | StASaints.net Established in 1988, Saint Thomas Aquinas High School is a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. The school's mission is to challenge and nurture each student to develop their God-given spiritual, intellectual, social and physical potential. Students are encouraged and empowered to strive for excellence in all aspects of their high school experience. Students are provided with tools for unsurpassed academic achievement along with the reinforcement and continuing formation of their Catholic faith. Taught by a committed faculty, students of all academic abilities are challenged to surpass their expectations as the school prepares them for success in college and life.

BEST DOG CARE/GROOMING

Woof’s Play & Stay 6465 E. Frontage Road, Merriam 913.403.9663 | WoofsPlayStay.com Woof’s Play, Stay & Grooming offers dog boarding, day care and grooming for our furry friends. Your pups have access to more than 8,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor play space and have access to the outdoors all day long. Warehouse curtains help keep the inside climate-controlled year-round. The outdoor play space allows the dogs to enjoy the pools, fresh air and sun while running around on field turf. While boarding, dogs have their own private rooms where they eat and sleep and still get to enjoy a full day of play  while staying. They  also offer full-service grooming including nail trim, baths, haircuts and Furminators.

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H om E + D es i g n BEST HOME REMODELER

Schloegel Design Remodel 311 W. 80th St., Kansas City 816.361.9669 | RemodelAgain.com Schloegel’s family of services includes design-remodel, express custom kitchens and baths, and handyman services. Schloegel works with homeowners in design through construction to deliver the ulti-

BEST ROOFER

Premier Roofing Company Kansas City 1111 W. 29 St., Kansas City 816.254.7663 | Premier-Roofing.com Premier Roofing Company believe that quality craftsmanship, straight talk and prompt customer service are  the keys to a successful contracting business. Premier is accredited and highly-rated by the Better Business Bureau and a member of Tom Martino’s Troubleshooter Network.Through

mate dream space. They settle for nothing less than each customer’s utmost satisfaction. The Schloegel team’s communication and organization ensure homeowners are always up to date on their project’s status and that the project is completed on schedule. “We believe that the keys to building a successful business are a total focus on the customer experience, professional involvement and community engagement.” –Jake Schloegel

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tion for skilled application of lacquer, enamel, the various

detail, they help each individual client realize their vision and help guide you

types of paint and stains for interior and exterior paint

in selecting the perfect location for your new home. Don Julian Builders will

projects and for providing clients with cost efficient meth-

build in any subdivision in the metro area of Kansas City.

ods for meeting project requirements.

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BEST OF (CON TI N UED)

BEST LANDSCAPER

Ryan Lawn & Tree H om E + D es i g n

5425 Antioch Drive, Merriam 913.381.1505 | RyanLawn.com Ryan is an employee-owned, role model company in the green industry. They make the outdoors more beautiful, combining science and nature. They pay well, hire the right people, care about staff and help each person be the best they can be. They have that same caring attitude for our customers. Because of their efforts, Ryan Lawn and Tree has a tremendous reputation in their communities. These relationships are built on a foundation of integrity and trust. They do all of this in an environment of serving their  Lord with everything they  do. Their  learning, growing, spiritual environment is making them a sought-after company to be a part of and work for.

BEST LAWN CARE

Aspen Lawn & Landscape 1265 N. Winchester St., Olathe 913.829.6135 | AspenLawn.com Aspen Lawn & Landscape has provided professional services to south Kansas City since 1985. During this time, they have achieved a customer retention rating of over 97 percent annually. They have attained this remarkable rate because they truly believe in creating lasting relationships. Over the years, they have put together an impressive team of people whose knowledge and experience in the industry are unsurpassed.Their mission it to exceed the client’s expectations while providing the finest, efficient and most dependable lawn care and landscaping in Johnson County.

BEST PLUMBER AND BEST HEATING AND COOLING

Anthony Plumbing Heating Cooling 15203 W. 99th St., Lenexa 913-268-4669 | AnthonyPHC.com Since 1951, Anthony Plumbing Heating Cooling is Kansas City’s most trusted plumbing, heating and cooling provider with “The Technicians You Can Trust With Your House Keys.” AnthonyPHC has the largest customer referral network in the Kansas City area. All AnthonyPHC technicians are are drug tested and background checked, and, holding to a strong heritage of expertise and customer satisfaction, AnthonyPHC technicians participate in weekly classroom and handson training. The Anthony Service Agreement Program (A.S.A.P.), extends the life of customer’s heating, cooling and plumbing system with annual preventative maintenance and is widely supported by manufacturers and customers. AnthonyPHC provides service seven days a week and is always open to attend to our customer’s needs.

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BEST REALTOR

Kristin Malfer - Malfer & Associates H om E + D es i g n

Malfer & Associates: 6927 Tomahawk Road, Prairie Village The Malfer Studio: 1920 W. 143rd St., Suite 200, Leawood ReeceNichols Leawood: 5000 W. 135th St., Leawood ReeceNichols Country Club Plaza: 434 W. 47th St., Kansas City 913.800.1812 | KristinMalfer.com For more than a decade, Malfer & Associates has been a market leader in real estate servicing home buyers and sellers in all price points. Kristin Malfer and her team of agents provide their clients with the utmost professionalism with their innovative marketing, exceptional customer service and added benefits including home staging and professional photography. Their white glove concierge service is provided at no additional cost. They are the only real estate group in Kansas City to offer the ultimate real estate experience with The Malfer Studio and the upcoming opening of Malfer & Associates.  The Malfer Studio and Malfer & Associates locations coupled with the team’s superior reputation and customer service makes them the only choice when finding your dream home or selling your current home.

BEST CLEANING SERVICE

The Maids of Johnson County 8220 Robinson St., Overland Park 913.648.7331 | MaidsOfJohnsonCounty.com The Maids of Johnson County is a locally-owned and operated Kansas City home cleaning business serving the communities of Johnson County. Recognized for their  22-Step Healthy Touch® Deep Cleaning System, The Maids is the only franchised residential cleaning service that combines environmentally friendly cleaning products and the latest cleaning equipment and technology with a tried and tested process, to provide the cleanest, healthiest living environment possible. Their relentless commitment to customer satisfaction is what drives them. When it comes to home cleaning and maid services, you can be confident you’ll get a five-star service each and every time.

BEST INTERIOR DESIGNER

Madden McFarland 1903 W 135th St., Leawood 913.681.2821 | MaddenMcFarland.com Madden McFarland is a family-owned interior design firm providing residential and commercial design services in Kansas City for more than 40 years. Its talented design team works with clients on a variety of projects from new construction and remodeling to furniture selection and design consultation. The showroom in Leawood is open daily, inviting clients and new shoppers to select from a wide variety of items available in the showroom for sale or spend time with a designer to special order from the vast resource library, complete with fabrics and finish samples.

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BEST OF (CON TI N UED)

BEST FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

Commerce Bank Headquarters: 1000 Walnut St., Kansas City 816.234.2000 | CommerceBank.com At Commerce Bank, customers are at the center of all that they do. And they  do a lot, from giving businesses more room to grow to helping families plan for their future. Commerce gets excited about people’s goals—almost as excited as they do. Fortunately, Commerce has more than 150 years of experience and many strong, established products and services to back them  up, including lending, payment processing, trust, brokerage and capital markets services. 

BEST WEALTH MANAGER

Peter Carmack - Wells Fargo Financial Advisors 7400 West 130th St., Southcreek 9, Suite 200, Overland Park 913.402.5110, 877.368.8001 | Home.WellsFargoAdvisors.com As a financial advisor with knowledge and experience in retirement planning, Peter Carmack helps people plan for the retirement that they desire. He operates a comprehensive investment planning and wealth management practice that focuses on helping clients create, grow and protect their wealth.

BEST INSURANCE AGENT

Debbie Swinney - State Farm 2099 E. 151st St., Suite 100, Olathe 913.782.3289 | StateFarm.com Debbie Swinney has been a local State Farm agent since 1991. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know her clients and making sure they are taken care of.Debbie is active in the community as well; she currently serves as a board member for KVC for Children. In her spare time, Debbie loves to cook, garden, travel and spend time with her beautiful grandchildren.

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When a community gets access to clean water, it can change just about everything. It can improve health, increase access to food, grow local economies, and help kids spend more time in school.

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BEST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

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Tallgrass Creek 13800 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park 913.897.2700 | EricksonLiving.com Set on 65 acres in the beautiful community of Overland Park, Tallgrass Creek is the most sought-after retirement address in the Kansas City. Tallgrass Creek offers adults age 62 and older a maintenance-free lifestyle and a fantastic assortment of amenities in an ideal location. The majority of Tallgrass Creek residents enjoy life in an independent living apartment home, but Tallgrass Creek also offers assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation and skilled nursing care at the on-site continuing care neighborhood.

BEST PEST CONTROL

Joshua’s Pest Control 14635 W. 101st Terrace, Lenexa 913.416.1205 | JoshuasPestControl.com In the Johnson County area, whether you’re looking for pest control in Lenexa

BEST HOME DECOR AND FURNISHINGS

Crowley Furniture 6821 W. 135th St., Suite B, Overland Park 816.781.8002 | CrowleyFurniture.com Crowley Furniture is proud to be Kansas City’s hometown furniture store. Commitment to their customers is expressed through quality furniture and mattress selections as well as exceptional, personalized service. Crowley Furniture has three retail locations in Liberty, Lee’s Summit and Overland Park and a central office and distribution center in Independence, allowing them to offer the entire Kansas City metro area a convenient, local shopping experience and full-service delivery. The company looks forward to continuing the tradition of “just-for-you” home furnishing solutions, leading-brand mattress options for a great night’s sleep and the best customer care for many years to come.

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or pest control in Overland Park, you can turn to Joshua’s Pest Control as your residential or commercial pest control partner. Joshua's Kansas City pest control experts are dedicated to providing the best service in the pest industry. They're more than a pest control company—they're your neighbors. Every day, they work to make the community a better place, from fighting pests to doing volunteer work. You’ll find Joshua's Pest control is  raising the bar in the pest control industry because their business is about more than the bottom line—it’s about helping people.


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his breathtaking Johnson County home is packed with charm and functional style. Built in February 2017, the owners, Scott and Molly Koenigsdorf, chose this 1-acre location because it sits on the same street as Molly's childhood home. Brimming with nostalgia, this home feels welcoming and ready to make a lifetime of memories in.

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The arched cased openings throughout the first floor have a very traditional yet clean style, and they add to the great millwork in the home. The owners have two favorite rooms in the house. The office, which is warm and inviting, is a great place to escape to get some work done. “I love that it has a fireplace flanked by a French door on either side with transom windows above,” Molly says.  The second favorite spot and a gathering place for all is the kitchen. “I’m not the best or most frequent cook, but we do love to entertain," Molly says. "I don’t think I would change a thing, as it has everything that I’ve ever wanted in a kitchen. The arch hood, walnut island, marble counters and glass uppers are all classic finishes that I hope to love for many years to come." This six-bedroom home took nine months to build, and the homeowner did all of the design and furnishings throughout the home herself. 44

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Lifestyle Calendar

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October

OCTOBER 7 & 8 29TH ANNUAL WESTON APPLEFEST CELEBRATION DOWNTOWN WESTON Come early to enjoy the parade, shop craft booths and watch apple butter being made. Weston's famous apple dumplings, apple pies and cookies will be available. Catch a tasty bite at the Applefest food court. Fun children’s activities include pony rides, face painting, straw bale maze, pumpkin painting and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

EVERY WEEKEND FALL HARVEST WEEKEND MAHAFFIE STAGECOACH STOP & FARM Fall is harvest time! Each full weekend in October features a different fall theme. All activities included with regular site admission, which is $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-11 and free for children ages 4 and under. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

OCTOBER 11 & 12 JOHNSON COUNTY YOUNG MATRONS 2017 BOUTIQUE ROB MAGEE OWNER

RITZ CARLTON Unique merchandise from 60+ vendors including custom jewelry, homemade baked goods, women’s fashion and accessories, holiday décor and more! “Happy Hour at the Boutique” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on October 11  includes a cash bar and live entertainment. “Brunch at the Boutique” is at 9 a.m. October 12. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at JCYM.net.

OCTOBER 14

THERE’S A NEW Q IN TOWN Rob Magee just brought his mouthwatering, lip-smacking, championship-style ‘que to Overland Park! More than just a full-service restaurant—the same catering and to-go menus you love are now available at our new location. Get your Q on at Q39KC.COM

BOTANICAL BREWFEST OVERLAND PARK ARBORETUM & BOTANICAL GARDENS Taste more than 90 craft beers you can't find elsewhere. Food, music, games and fun. Featuring many local and regional breweries, restaurants and bands in a beautiful garden setting.  Limited tickets are available and can be purchased the day of the event. $85 VIP and $60 general admission. VIP tickets include 3 p.m. entry and the tapping of the Firkin. katharine.garrison@opkansas.org

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Realty Report

Johnson County Realty Report Neighborhood

List Price

Sold Price

%Sold/List

DOM*

Beds

Baths

MISSION HILLS

$2,450,000

$2,290,000

93%

73

5

4.3

GARNET HILL

$2,399,000

$2,100,000

87%

86

7

8.2

INDIAN HILLS

$1,425,000

$1,395,000

97%

91

6

4.2

MISSION HILLS

$1,299,000

$1,175,000

90%

75

4

4.1

LEAWOOD HILLS

$1,199,950

$1,140,000

95%

3

5

5.1

MISSION HILLS

$1,199,000

$1,100,000

91%

373

4

3.1

LIONSGATE-THE LINKS

$1,175,000

$1,051,860

89%

90

6

4.2

CALVIN CREST

$1,000,000

$950,000

95%

40

5

6.2

WOLF VALLEY

$1,000,000

$950,000

95%

70

6

5.1

Information compiled is from Heartland Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and includes properties listed and sold in the area from multiple brokers. Statistics from 8/1/2017 TO 8/31/17. DOM=Days on Market

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OCTOBER 22 THE OVERRUN OVARIAN CANCER 5K RUN/WALK SOUTHCREEK OFFICE PARK Men, women and children will join for a day of fun, hope, support and awareness. Participants will receive long-sleeved T-shirts, fantastic 5K finisher medals and the best after party in the KC area! The OVERRUN Ovarian Cancer 5K benefits ovarian cancer research at The University of Kansas Cancer Center, as well as patient advocacy in the KC metro area. OverrunOvarianCancer.com

OCTOBER 28 & 29 BOO AT THE ZOO` KANSAS CITY ZOO The Kansas City Zoo has treats to go along with their tricks. Children will trick or treat the zoo while enjoying Halloween-themed activities and  entertainment. Skip, hop, crawl or waddle to trick or treat stations with the zooiest, gooiest treats in town. Put

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on your favorite costume and join the zoo animals for a trumpeting great day of notso-spooky activities.

OCTOBER 28 TRICK OR TREAT OFF THE STREET MAHAFFIE STAGECOACH STOP & FARM Dress in your Halloween costume and experience 1860s fall living history activities! Activities may include blacksmith and cookstove demonstrations, 1860s games and more! Enjoy a horse-drawn hay wagon ride and trick or treat at lots of candy stations. 

OCTOBER 28 SHAWNEE TOWN'S HISTORICAL HAUNTINGS SHAWNEE TOWN 1929 Shawnee Town's Historical Hauntings is a real scream for Halloween fans. Enjoy snacks at Ghoul Café, trick or treating, tractor-drawn hayrides, farmstead tours, an eyeball candy counting contest, opportunities for Halloween photos and costume contests with five separate categories and awesome prizes! Call Shawnee Town 1929, 913.248.2360 for more information.


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Parting Thoughts

The Best

Apple Crumb Muffins

THE BEST APPLE CRUMB MUFFINS CRUMB MIX INGREDIENTS:

⅓ cup brown sugar 1 tb granulated sugar 1 tsp cinnamon ¼ cup unsalted butter (melted) ⅔ cup all-purpose flour MUFFIN INGREDIENTS:

½ cup unsalted butter (softened) ½ cup dark brown sugar ¼ cup granulated sugar 2 eggs, room temperature ½ cup sour cream 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ¼ cup milk 2 small apples, chopped INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and grease muffin pan. In a small bowl, make the crumb topping. Combine both sugars, cinnamon and melted butter. Fold in the flour until it’s all coated. The mixture will be thick. Set aside. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, or with handheld beaters, beat the butter on high until smooth. Add the sugars and beat on high until combined. Add the eggs one at a time, the sour cream and vanilla extract. Beat on medium speed for one minute until the texture is smooth. With hopes for easy removal from the muffin tin, this recipe was baked in a Trudeau silicone muffin pan. It made baking so simple by eliminating paper liners and ensuring easy muffin removal. Simply push up the muffins under the pan and – voila! No more muffins that crumble or stick to the pan! The pan also cools off super quickly. 

Add the dry ingredients and beat on low speed, being careful not to over mix. Add the milk and combine on low speed. Gently fold in the apples. Spoon the muffin batter into the muffin pan’s cups, filling each cup to the top. Top with the crumb topping being sure to pat the topping down to ensure it stays on the muffin. Bake for 5 minutes and then turn the temperature down to 350 degrees and bake for another 20-25 minutes. The muffins should be golden on top, and a toothpick stuck in the middle should come out clean. Let cool off a bit and enjoy!

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