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ven though it may not be cool to admit this, I do confess I was a girlie-girl growing up. Loved all things pretty and pink. Could not catch a ball to save my life. Wore dresses exclusively until 3rd grade. I liked boys but I did not understand them. My dad didn’t help this. Though he is a tall 6’2”, strong and tough, he was also a musician and a teacher with a kind and tender heart who would rather play music than catch. He did teach me about old cars and from him I learned to love a 1957 Thunderbird and appreciate the lines of a Model A. It was from my sports-loving younger brother that I absorbed facts about football and I have him to thank that I can pretend to know the difference between a touchdown and a touchback. Then I got married and had a son. For some reason this surprised me—I assumed I would only have girls. What was I going to do with a boy? I’d surely screw him up. He surely wouldn’t like me. Would he make me spend hours in the back yard being pummelled by a cement baseball? Turns out (14 years later) that I adore boys. I find raising a future man one of the greatest privileges of my life. The most valuable thing I have learned about raising a boy (and understanding our male counterparts in general) was actually from a book about marriage called Love and Respect by Emmerson Eggerich: “Men need respect like air to breathe.” What? Men need respect more than love? According to the research Eggerich did, the answer is yes. Unequivocably yes. Eggerich says men have an unspoken honor code in which the primary message conveyed between males is mutual respect, a belief in each other that they are capable of handling, fixing, providing, whatever they do. When I began to accept this idea and examine my (shall we say, “unsuccessful”) interactions with my son, and ask myself if I had conveyed disrespect somehow in my tone or words, an interesting thing began to happen. He responded. Even just thinking to myself, “I respect you,” began to have a positive impact and change our dynamic. In this issue, we are giving our utmost respect to the men in our lives. We absolutely respect and value all that our fathers, brothers, husbands, sons and friends contribute to our lives and community. Happy Father’s Day to our dads, and “Maximum respect” to our men.

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Good Times

The Barstow School Shakespeare Festival

The annual tribute to the Bard includes a school-wide festival that begins with a month's study of Shakespeare's sonnets, plays and Elizabethan England, and culminates with performances, dance, song, archery, swordfighting and Elizabethan games.

Students open the festival with a madrigal and scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Students in grades 3–12 are grouped in "families" and participate in the festival with their family group. Leading up to the festival, each family created their own crest.

On the outdoor stage, Lizzy Mombello and Savanna Hubbard involve students in Shakespeare trivia.

Amelia Smith practices sword fighting technique with a partner.

John Marvin performs on the outdoor stage a monologue from Richard III.

Steven Ketchmark, Kelsey Dearing, and Zoe Moore learn madrigals on guitar.

Kappa Alpha Theta Flights & Kites for Kids The KC KAT Foundation recently held their annual fundraiser benefitting CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties and Jackson County CASA. Guests enjoyed food and wine pairings and danced to the music of Hazy Fate. PHOTOGRAPHY BY KATE SWEETEN

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Go Red for Women Expo

The American Heart Association’s "Half Day for Your Heart" event at Overland Park Convention Center inspired women's heart health. In the past year, The Go Red For Women movement has raised $800,000 in Kansas City for women’s heart and stroke research.

Park University's Ballyhoo Park University recently hosted Ballyhoo, an annual premier fundraising event that supports University programs and scholarships, at Leawood's AMC headquarters. The event benefitted Park’s School of Business and the University’s Presidential Honors Scholarship.

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Opera Singer Headlines Children International Event Laurie and Don Montague hosted a celebration featuring James Valenti, an internationally acclaimed opera singer and ambassador for the locally-based organization, whose mission is to bring lasting change to children living in poverty. PHOTOGRAPHY DAVID RIFFEL

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Christy Howard, Don Montague & Lina Dickinson

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Humbert & Carol Tinsman, James Valenti & Susana Eshleman

The Party of the Summer is Almost Here It won’t be long before the wine flows and the scent of delicious food fills the air at Stems: A Garden Soirée, hosted by The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park at the beautiful Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. Tickets are going fast, so get yours today and come sip wine, snack on tasty treats from local vendors, and enjoy live music while you socialize under the stars.

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Around Town BLOCH ART COLLECTION ON PERMANENT VIEW

FOOTBALL HISTORY COMES TO UNION STATION

An $11.7 million renovation of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will showcase the internationally celebrated Marion and Henry Bloch Collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art, which will go on permanent view in Spring 2017. The collection was showcased during the 2007 opening of the Bloch Building and bequeathed to the museum under the leadership of Marc Wilson in 2010. The art will be integrated with the museum’s European collection, a project that is the result of a thoughtful planning process and strategic initiative. The renovation of galleries begins this summer on the Plaza level of the Nelson-Atkins Building. As part of that process, the museum consulted with Wilson and Philippe de Montebello, the former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Both men were generous with their expertise as to the best way to integrate this monumental gift into the museum’s collection. The northeast quadrant of the plaza level of the original Nelson-Atkins Building will be closed to visitors during the nearly twoyear renovation. The project is funded by the Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation, which has designated the Nelson-Atkins as one if its legacy organizations.

Union Station – in partnership with the Kansas City Chiefs -brings Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibition to Kansas City. The exhibit runs through September 6. Gridiron Glory is the largest and most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created on America’s favorite sport and will include some of the most iconic pro football artifacts of all time. In total, more than 200 football artifacts, photos and rare documents from the Pro Football Hall of Fame collection will be on display... some for the very first time. Gridiron Glory tackles everything from football’s cultural impact to the science behind the game. Guests will able to view NFL Films video footage and learn about the sports’pioneers. This interactive multimedia experience includes rare documents and spectacular NFL Film footage. Additionally, a special gallery of 4,000 square feet – including unique artifacts -- will be created to pay tribute to the Kansas City Chiefs. For more details visit UnionStation.org/Football.

JOHNSON COUNTY’S NEWEST ART FAIR

ART OF THE CAR CONCOURS BENEFITS KCAI A presentation of 200 historically significant vehicles, including vintage and antique cars from throughout the country will be displayed at the Kansas City Art Institute for the Ninth Annual Art of the Car Concours. This year's event features concept cars that manufacturers built to gauge public acceptance of new technology and styling ideas, many of which found their way into production. The 50s and 60s became the Golden Age of the dream car. Prior to the Sunday showcase -- Saturday afternoon June 27 -a panel at the Meet the Legends event will discuss the history of dream cars. The panel will include personalities such as Packard collector Ralph Marano and Wayne Carini of Velocity Channel’s Chasing Classic Cars show. Proceeds benefit the KCAI scholarship fund. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ArtOfTheCarconcours.com. 12

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Artists are coming together for Artist Expo KC, Johnson County’s inaugural art festival to be held June 13-14 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. This outdoor event will feature local artists and is being held in Rosanna Square located at the northwest corner of 119th and Metcalf. Local talent from around the Metro will take part in this event and are reaching out for support to ensure a successful event that will continue for years to come.  Events are free and open to the public. For more information or if you are an artist and wish to participate, please contact, Della Smith at Della@ArkArtistry.com.

ST. JAMES ACADEMY HOSTS ATHLETIC SIGNING EVENT In late April these St. James Academy student athletes participated in an college sports signing ceremony at the school: Kelly McKee- Track, University of Kansas; Abby Brown – Volleyball, Benedictine College; Mary-Ashley Ray – Cheerleading, Benedictine College; Abby Ewert – Rowing, Kansas State University; Jake Thies CONTINUED >


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– Football, Benedictine College; Robbie Caldwell – Football, Morningside College; Matt Pratt – Wrestling, Maryville University; Shelby Keys – Soccer, Emporia State; Katrina Guyot – Track, University of Kansas; Dutch Muder – Soccer, Notre Dame de Namur; Caleb Book – Tennis, Baker University; Mimi Byrnes – Soccer, Spring Hill College; Rachel Kulhanek – Soccer, Washburn University; Ben Robke – Rowing, University of Kansas; Megan Dwyer – Rowing, University of Kansas; Braxton Lewis – Football, Iowa State University. 

MUSIC FEST RETURNS TO TOWN CENTER Town Center Plaza will once again play host to Sunset Music Fest, a weekly, free, all-ages concert series featuring nationally-known musical acts. Sunset Music Fest concerts take place at Town Center Plaza in the drive near Bravo! restaurant on Thursday evenings, June 4, 11, 18 and 25. The outstanding 2015 lineup offers something for everyone. Kansas City’s own American Idol winner David Cook will play on June 4; 90s GRAMMY®-nominated “jangle pop” superstars Gin Blossoms on June 11; 70s “Ballroom Blitz” glam rockers Sweet on June 18; and late 90s party band favorites Lit on Thursday, June 25. Local bands will be featured as opening acts for each date. Attendees will also enjoy great food, cocktails and soft drinks, with sales benefitting the KC Chapter of JDRF, a global organization funding type 1 diabetes research. Town Center Plaza is proud to partner with this excellent organization for the third year. 

EDUCATORS AWARDED GRANTS Thanks to donor support, the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation awarded $26,689 in teacher grants to be implemented in the 2015 - 16 school year. "We are continually struck by the creativity and passion of our educators. It's an honor to partner with the district in this way," says Linda Roser, SMEF executive director. 2015 -2016 Award Recipients “Early Literacy Now” - Shawnee Mission Instructional Support Center Grant Recipients: Caren Howes and Lea Ann Combs “STEAM’ing Produce” - Mill Creek Elementary CONTINUED >

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Grant Recipient: Michelle Lord “Tabula Rasa” - Shawnee Mission West Grant Recipient:  Greg Schieszer “Tabula Rasa” – USD 512 High Schools Grant Recipient:  Tobee Ford-Nelson “Signs of Life:  Building bonds across Cultural and Language Barriers” - Westridge Middle Grant Recipient:  Jason Coats “Water and Stream Investigations” – Westridge Middle Grant Recipient:  Kim Lipford “Early Intervention K-3 Reading Clinic” - Roesland Elementary Grant Recipient:  Kari Bowles

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When Johnson County Library’s MakerSpace reopens in 2016 as part of the larger Central Resource Library’s renovation, it will boast six times the current square footage. With the added space comes an opportunity for new tools and technology to inspire the next generation of builders. Global engineering and construction company Black & Veatch is joining forces with the library as part of the company’s growing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) outreach. The library will rename the facility the “Black & Veatch MakerSpace.” The partnership is the first of its kind in the library’s history. Demand for the MakerSpace’s array of tools – from 3D printers to audio visual recording equipment – has outpaced supply since the space opened in 2013.

AREA STUDENTS EARN JOURNALISM AWARDS Some of the most prestigious honors available to student journalists were presented to Shawnee Mission students at the spring National Scholastic Press Association/Journalism Education Association convention. Julia Poe, a senior at SM East, was named the National High School Journalist of the Year. The Pacemaker Award, considered to be the Pulitzer Prize of student journalism, was awarded to Shawnee Mission North’s Indian yearbook and SM East’s Hauberk yearbook. Multiple individual and publication honors were given to Shawnee Mission students.

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Go BOLD with GOLD! ALL THAT GLITTERS REALLY IS GOLD

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please don’t waver from that initial conclusion. The newly-added gold makes a statement without overwhelming the room. The former brass chandelier was replaced with a new gold-accented lighting fixture and the dining room chairs were changed from brown to black to complement the gold color. The silver, gold and black wallpaper also make a huge impact on the room without drowning the warm ambiance. The buffet by Sarreid Furniture delightfully infuses black with gold in a circular pattern and 18

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the accent decorative bowl catches the eye while balancing the look. The final result provides an exciting and interesting look. And if you ever want to change the appeal of the room, a few accent pieces will quickly and easily do the trick. The owners of this home definitely thought long and hard before adding this exciting punch of style to their home. Instead of deferring to the status quo of interior design, the homeowners decided to color outside the lines and become the new trendsetters. The crystal and newly colored gold within the lighting fixture provide a unique look and vibe to the room. Not only do the homeowners love the look, but guests are equally impressed.

“It’s important to be willing to be more of a trendsetter in your area,” urges Arlene Ladegaard, owner and principle designer of Design Connection, Inc. “Be willing to listen to your designer and don’t be afraid to press the limits.” So, forget what you think you know about decorating your home with gold. This is a trend that is creating exciting waves and making statements all at the same time. Gold is the new “it” color and no matter what ambiance your home décor portrays, gold can artfully and tastefully find its way into the interior design of your home without being over the top or gaudy. Gold adds warmth and beauty, even in something as simple as accent pieces. Gold provides a very relaxing yet modern tone, and even though it is in a class by itself, it plays well with other colors, designs and patterns. For more information, contact Arlene Ladegaard, of Design Connection, Inc. DesignConnectionInc.com 913.851.8776. June 2015 | Johnson County Lifestyle

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Saddle & Sirloin Club STILL THRIVING AFTER 75 YEARS ARTICLE KENDRA MATHEWSON | PHOTOGRAPHY MCKENNA MATHEWSON

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ou can almost get to Kentucky if you drive south on Holmes Road far enough. Not literally, but it sure feels like classic Kentucky horse country when you are south of 139th Street and black four-board fencing suddenly outlines a distinctive property. The first hint of something special is the double S sign visible from the gently winding road. If you’re lucky you might catch a glimpse of a horse. But through the trees at the crest of a hill not far from 150 Highway sits the quaint quarters of the Saddle & Sirloin Club, Kansas City’s country club for horse people and shooting sports aficionados. “There is nothing like this anywhere,” says Jeff Henderson, general manager/COO who has overseen the property for the past 3 years. The sprawling 300 acres has only been home to the club since 2000, when development quite simply overtook the quiet countryside where riders had roamed for 60 years. In 1940, founders established the Mission Road Club in south Leawood as a support to the American Royal. It served as a dining and social club, but had limited capacity due to its location. The transition across the state line 15 years ago to the more southern locale has enabled the club to spread its wings, expand its offerings and find a forever home amongst Missouri’s most beautiful surroundings. It’s situated south of 1,600 acres of public land with an additional neighboring 800 acres to the west, all available for trail riding. Not to mention sale proceeds from the original property set the organization up fiscally with no debt and capital to make improvements and maintain the property with excellence and attention to detail.

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They’ve created a picturesque respite with those improvements: remodeled the old home and turned it into a cozy, rustic clubhouse where members enjoy excellent cuisine, built a huge state-of-the art open air riding arena with the best footing in the U.S., improved the grounds and horse boarding facilities, created fun trail and campsite destinations for riders to enjoy the spectacular sunrises and sunsets, and constructed superb shooting sports amenities. The grounds are so quiet, and vast; Henderson says though 20 riders may be out on trails it can feel like you have the place to yourself. But there’s more than the trails. The multi-discipline facility hosts all types of riding and ways to enjoy horses. All are welcome. The friendly, family-oriented, fun club includes a variety of long-time members and new participants of all ages, and many families with 2-3 children. (They have a strong youth riding program, too.) The multi-generational culture creates that small-town environment where everyone feels known and welcome. The variety of creative events manifest a community that celebrates the outdoors and each other. “There’s nothing I enjoy more than sitting at a table watching the long-time members laugh and tell stories,” Henderson says.  “There’s a lot of shared history here.” Complementing the equestrian environment is a wealth of excellent quality shooting sports facilities and options for those whose interest for the outdoors includes this fine sport. Sportsmen (and women) enjoy private trap, skeet, 5-stand and sporting clay courses on the northwest area of the acreage.

For families and friends who desire a home away from home for their horse(s) and family, the Saddle & Sirloin Club offers the finest facilities and welcoming community. Forget Kentucky. Kansas City’s treasured Saddle & Sirloin Club is a thriving and beautiful equestrian oasis in the Midwest. It’s alive and well. And as Henderson says, “If you’re a true horse lover, this is where you want to be.” A Fine Kansas City Tradition This friendly, family-oriented fun club offers a relaxing respite from the hurried city life. • Private dining in rustic elegance of country setting • Rolling hills, woods, streams and meadows • Members-only events • On property stables and marked trail riding • Exceptional boarding and care • Cross country hunt course • Private riding lessons • Private shooting instruction • Air-conditioned stable lounge • Social, equine and shooting memberships • Private trap, skeet, 5-stand and sporting clay courses • Reciprocal amenities with other Kansas City clubs For more information or if you'd like to come see the property and visit the club, email Jeff Henderson at jeff@saddleandsirloin.com. SADDLE & SIRLOIN CLUB

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Family Feature

Meet Patrick Fazio and Family THE AWARD-WINNING MORNING ANCHOR LOVES CALLING JOHNSON COUNTY HOME

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hen you first meet Patrick Fazio, if you sense a genuine, upbeat and engaging individual, then please do not waver from that initial conclusion. In fact, Fazio has approachable written all over him. First impressions lend themselves to the notion that he is just a regular guy who would make a great neighbor and gladly lend you his lawn mower and then invite you over for some barbecue. However, as morning anchor for KSHB 41 Action News in Kansas City, Fazio has a huge responsibility – and passion – for bringing the metro area up to date on what is happening locally, nationally and globally. An award-winning journalist, Fazio graduated from Valparaiso University where he played Division I-AA football. He then earned his master’s degree from Indiana State University. His career is peppered with a variety of once-in-a-lifetime interviews, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and numerous senators, congressmen, governors and military officials. His work has been aired nationwide on CNN, Headline News, MSNBC, ABC News and multiple affiliates across the country. Along the way, he developed a penchant for investigative reporting. “I’ve worked on in-depth stories related to government matters, such as corruption, as well as focused on stories that would help right a wrong,” explains Fazio, who also recalled another highlight of his career. “I did a story on the Chiefs Fantasy Football Camp and caught a pass in the end zone from Trent Green!” Fazio began his broadcasting career while in college, working for the campus radio station. He then relocated to Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he covered sports for nearly two years before transitioning to another TV station in Springfield, Illinois, where he met his wife Lindsay. As Lindsay pursued her Ph.D. in Terre Haute, Indiana, Fazio assumed the role as main evening anchor for a station there, but once the couple had kids, plans began to shift. “With the hours I worked, I was missing out on so much with my kids, so I began to look for a job with a better lifestyle for my family and me,” states Fazio, who frequently missed out on dinner time, story time and bed time with his children. He then discovered an opportunity in Kansas City, and by July of 2013, he and Lindsay had found their new home in south Overland Park. As the morning anchor, his shift is not for the faint of heart. He is at the station from 3:30 a.m. until noon each weekday to cover the Morning Show from 4:30 to 7 a.m. and then continue


to deliver the news through KSHB on 38 the Spot from 7 to 8 a.m. “I love this schedule as I get to be there for my kids in the afternoon and evening hours,” he says. This St. Louis native now calls Johnson County home and could not be happier. “We love our neighborhood and some of the best times we have are just cooking out and having our neighbors over,” says Fazio with a smile. Fazio is very impressed by how welcoming the city has been to his family and appreciates all of the things there are to do. “We have lived in other cities with lots to do, but Kansas City seems to offer a wide variety of activities, whether downtown or in the suburbs, especially for children,” says Fazio. “Our kids love to go to Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, the Arboretum, Prairie Fire Museum, and the farmers market in downtown Overland Park.” Of course, the sports enthusiast in Fazio clearly shines when he talks about the Chiefs, the Royals and Sporting KC. “When I was younger, we used to come to Kansas City and watched the Royals play,” he recalls. “Now I get to enjoy that experience with my family.”

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Your Neighbor

From Seinfeld to New Theater, Overland Park Actor has Seen it All ARTICLE TODD B. NATENBERG | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

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ou know who he is. But you don’t know you know who he is. But he knows that you know who he is, without knowing it. Whether he’s playing Dr. Gold on the wedding invitations and Junior Mint episodes on Seinfeld, or the Friends doctor who administers a shot Ross to treat his allergy, or roles on the big screen in The Pursuit of Happyness to Minority Report or locally on stage in Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins and other New Theater productions, actor Victor Raider-Wexler has seen it all in his more than 50-year career. Yes, Raider-Wexler, of Overland Park, is that guy. “I had no idea who Victor was when he walked in,” says Paul Mesner, artistic director for Paul Mesner Puppets, who first worked with Raider-Wexler when the actor offered his voice services pro bono at a local fundraiser. “He came in with absolutely no attitude. Within moments though, I realized he was a professional.” Since first meeting Raider-Wexler in 2010, Mesner has hired him to star in Herschel and The Nativity, a production surrounding the birth of Jesus still playing in the Kansas City area. Raider-Wexler, a native of Toledo who has lived in both New York and Hollywood, first moved to Kansas in 2007 to support his wife, a resident at the time at the University of Kansas Medical Center in psychiatry. “I like it here. I like it plenty. I like my house. I like Overland Park. I like the Midwest,” Raider-Wexler says. “I’ve become a huge Royals fan. I’ve watched every game this year.” In a career that dates back to the early 1960s, Raider-Wexler’s accomplishments include a prestigious Camie Award for portraying Bob Bolton in the ABC movie Secret Santa, as well as a 1999 26

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best actor award in the Brussels International Festival of Independent Film for his role of John in John. In a recent performance last year in Murder Among Friends at the New Theater, starring Morgan Fairchild, he jokes that Fairchild remarked that Raider-Wexler had been around so long, “There was a time when he was the big name, and I wasn’t.” Raider-Wexler happily refuses to reveal his true age, neither confirming nor denying IMDb’s 71-year-old listing. He once tried out for the father role and the son role in the same movie. When he made the final casting call for both parts and appeared in front of the real father and son, who were casting directors, let’s just say, that ended the opportunity. “The key to being cast is to try to be who you think they want you to be,” Raider-Wexler advises. Stocky, witha deep voice and looking like everyone’s favorite grandfather even in his younger years, Wexler has played an impressive variety of roles. But he was best known in the 1990s for as many as 45 credits, often playing doctors, judges and lawyers. “When he speaks, you are drawn in,” WHERE HAS says Joe Fox, vice president of production OR WHERE HASN’T for the New Theatre Company. “You HE BEEN? want to listen to what this man has to say.” Seinfeld On any late night, you may be The King of Queens watching an old series on TVLand and Everybody Loves Raymond see him without knowing it. Such was Two Guys and a Girl the case when I saw him on Friends. Alright Already “You think that’s funny,” RaidFriends er-Wexler says. “One time I was upNYPD Blue stairs and my grown daughter was Boston Legal downstairs. She shouts, ‘Dad, you are The Pursuit of Happyness on TV again.’” Minority Report So what's the secret to Raider-WexLegally Blonde 2: Red, ler’s longevity? White and Blonde “Never tell anybody your age,” he Doctor Doolittle boasts. “That way you can have a 50The Story of Us year career and still be 30 years old.”


Field Trip

Kansas City Automotive Museum 15095 West 116th Street Olathe, KS 913.322.4227 KansasCityAutoMuseum.com

The Kansas City Automotive Museum YEARS OF GRASSROOTS EFFORTS FINALLY PAY OFF ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY PARKER HARRISON

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ucked away at the corner of Strang Line Road and 116th Street, the Kansas City Automotive Museum now fills the unassuming space of a former business office. And fill it they do! The museum has worked to pack every inch it can spare with cars spanning from the turn of the century to the newest and fastest performance cars. Started as a grassroots movement funded solely by donations, this non-profit museum now has grand visions for their future. “Kansas City is the largest metropolitan area without a public auto museum,” says Luke Spence, the museum’s collections coordinator. As funding allows they hope to move the museum and are considering the downtown area or the area around the Kansas Speedway, so they might eventually have a 60,000-square-foot facility complete with a restoration garage. The main display of automobiles represents the entirety of the 20th century and is rotated every six to eight months. In their “Drive-In” garage space, the museum rotates with greater frequency, a smaller collection of cars, including pace cars from the Indy 500, a collection of the famous short-lived Hudson Hornets, light military ground vehicles, and as of this summer, a collection of hot rods, including the famous California Kid. In addition to these displays of automobiles that are rotated based on the schedules of the donors, the museum also has several

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racing simulators complete with flat-screens, steering wheels and bucket seats. They host occasional car meets for collectors in their parking lot allowing more folks to come and take a look. The museum’s goals are to give the public a greater appreciation for automobiles, and the presence they have had in Kansas City. The Metro is currently home to several automobile assembly plants and factories, including the General Motors Fairfax assembly plant, the Ford Kansas City assembly plant, and the Harley-Davidson vehicle and powertrain operations facility. The museum also features a display on Masten Gregory, the ‘Kansas City Flash.’ He was one of three members of the North American Racing Team that won the 1965 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s most famous endurance car race that involves driving a single race car around an eight mile track for twenty four hours. The museum also hosts car club meetings and special events at different locations around the Metro. The rotating “Drive-In” garage display will include legends of hot rodding in June, the Mo-Kan Volkswagen Club in July and a display of “In progress” vehicles in August. The museum offers guided tours especially created for young scouts who wish to earn car and traffic related badges and rank advancements. The non-profit welcomes volunteers and tour guides. Visit their website for details.


Open House

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anyon Farms Golf Club has good bones. Ownership and management have changed, but the foundation upon which the club was built is just as spectacular now as it was when it opened. Boasting dramatic views of sprawling acreage and breathtaking countryside, Canyon Farms is just as perfect a spot for a once-in-a-lifetime event as it is for daily rounds of golf. “It’s a great place to host tournaments and our practice range and batting cages make us unique,” says Leigh Ann Marshall, director of membership. “The clubhouse has been repainted and we have new furniture, but the members who have stayed with us aren’t here for what’s inside. They’re here for the golf course.” The golf course opened in October 2007 and quickly gained a reputation as a premier course for members and visitors. Nestled 30

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near an abandoned rock quarry and a lake, elevation changes rise to 140 feet and offer both a competitive challenge for low handicappers and endless sights to behold for even the most casual golfer. Previously named one of the finest 18-hole golf courses in the Midwest, the grounds cover more than 130 acres conveniently located just one mile off of I-435 near Lenexa City Center. “We are currently a semi-private club and intend to become a private club as our membership grows,"says Dustin Newman, director of golf and general manager. “Some of the upgrades members can expect include a new fleet of GPS equipped golf carts and some immediate upgrades to the clubhouse. Long term improvements include plans for a new clubhouse, which could be completed as soon as summer 2016.”


In the meantime, the staff has erected awnings and tents outside the clubhouse to accommodate larger parties and groups. Member events complete with catered food and beverage can be booked year-round. “One of the things that’s really unique about Canyon Farms is the community atmosphere,” says Newman. “Even though golf is an individual sport, there’s a team aspect that is evident here. Golfers of varying abilities can go out and all play together, which is great." "Another thing that sets us apart from other local clubs is our instruction,” he says. “We have a partnership with Chuck Evans Golf, which provides instruction to men, women, and juniors. Lessons are available for kids as young as seven or eight, and we keep a ratio of golfer to instructor to no more than six to one. Everyone from new to advanced golfers can benefit from this.” Marshall says that the most obvious change since the ownership change is the brand new attitude of the staff. “There are new faces and a new management style, which translates not only into a superior level of professionalism but also into Canyon Farms being a fun, comfortable place to be," she says. "Members can expect a marked difference in communication and a clear sense that members truly are our top priority. Plus, there are terrific perks that come with a membership. Not only can members take advantage of everything we have to offer as their home club,” says Marshall, “but they can also play at Kansas City and Topeka courses that are part of the GreatLife Golf family, usually for just a cart fee. It’s a terrific perk for our members that travel often but still want to play. Plus, there’s no initiation fee right now, which makes it an even better deal,” she says.

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From Olathe High Schools to Major League Baseball ARTICLE LISA ALLEN | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

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urreal. The best and worst experience ever. Stressful. Indescribable. All words that four recent Olathe high school graduates— three from Olathe Northwest, one from Olathe East--use to describe being drafted to a Major League Baseball team. Matt Blackham is now part of the New York Mets franchise, Austin Fisher is with the Cleveland Indians, Jon Perrin was picked by the Detroit Tigers, and Ryan Taylor is with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The four men agree that baseball is all they have ever wanted to do. They credit their coaches and parents for encouraging and supporting them to become better, more dedicated players. And they miss their families and Kansas City barbecue now that they’re far from home. They also agree that pro ball is nothing like school ball, and they each mention the challenges that come with being on teams filled with players as good as, or better, than themselves. Right-handed pitcher Blackham, who was picked in the 29th round, is a 2011 Olathe Northwest graduate. He also played at Johnson County Community College and was a top reliever at Middle Tennessee State University. “I actually didn’t believe it at first,” Blackham says of being drafted. “I was following along all day and finally stopped watching. Five minutes later I checked my phone; my advisor called to say congratulations and I thought he was teasing me, but then I started to get a lot of other calls. I was alone in Texas playing summer ball, so I drove about 14 hours to Tennessee to celebrate with my fiancée.” Blackham says the coaches at Olathe Northwest and JCCC helped him perfect a third pitch and helped improve his consistency, but he also says that what most prepared him for this stage of his career was failing. “Doing wrong and learning how to fix it is what has helped me identify who I am and what matters to me,” he says. “I wouldn’t want things to be any other way, because now it’s my job. The hardest part is not seeing my family in the stands at all my games. I was spoiled to see them there all the time, so it’s an adjustment now.”

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Austin Fisher

Austin Fisher, a 2011 Olathe Northwest grad, and Ryan Taylor, a 2010 Olathe Northwest grad, were high school teammates and were drafted back to back in the 13th round. Taylor was pitching at Arkansas Tech University; Fisher was playing shortstop at Kansas State University. Baseball is in Fisher’s blood: his dad, David Fisher, played five seasons in the Philadelphia Phillies organization and a maternal uncle and grandfather also played in the minors. He says that draft day is different than what people see on television. “You spend the majority of the day watching the computer and listening to guys call off names,” he says. “When I was picked on the third day, I was in Manhattan with friends and teammates watching the computer as my name rolled across the screen.” Fisher says he’s still close to Jay Novacek, his coach at Olathe Northwest. “I believe Coach Novacek was a big reason I got so many looks from colleges while I was in high school,” he says. “I love being able to call this my job; I get to play baseball and get paid for it. Not everyone can say that, and that’s a really cool thing. I know to not take a single day for granted. I’ve fulfilled a childhood dream, but I still have a long way to go.”


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Taylor, the highest draft pick in Arkansas Tech University’s history, shared the experience of being drafted with his parents, his brother, and a few college friends. He says that in addition to preparing him to play college ball, playing at Olathe Northwest taught him perseverance. “Everyone is as good as you are or better in pro ball,” he says. “You can’t make mistakes and get away with them. This is all I’ve ever wanted to do, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. I love that I’m always learning, and competing against such good players makes me better.” Jon Perrin, a 2011 Olathe East graduate, was picked in the 33rd round. He says playing for Coach McDonald at Olathe East helped him understand the time commitment it takes to be successful. A starter during his senior year at Oklahoma State, Perrin says he’s proud of the progress he’s made in his career. “I’ve improved so much in my four years of college,” he says. “I went from hardly playing at all my freshman year to being a first team all-conference player and draft pick in my junior year, and now I’ll have the chance to get into the pro game after college. Playing ball has also allowed me to earn a degree in history, which I completed in May.” Their days look the same on paper: 12+ hours of practice, workouts, footwork drills and games. During the off-season they catch up on what they’ve missed most: time with family and friends, and barbecue. “I miss family, friends, and definitely K.C. barbecue,” says Taylor. “I still think some of the best food in the world is in Kansas City, and you don’t realize how good it is until you leave.” Perrin misses Kansas City, too. “Kansas City will always be home to meand I miss it, especially my mother, my brother, and some of my close friends," says Perrin."But I’m excited to see where the game takes me in the next phase of my life.” Blackham says that while he misses his KC coaches and spending time with his family, he’s grateful for the chance to be a role model for younger kids. “I hope that I can make an impact on as many people’s lives as possible,” he says. “After a couple of elbow surgeries, a torn ligament in my foot, and being told I’m not big enough, I made it. I get a chance to start over and do everything in my power to play in New York, and I want others with big dreams to know that they can, too.”

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Thank You, Kansas City. We asked you to come support the Women Who’ve Changed the Heart of the City. We asked you to show your love, your gratitude and to give to City Union Mission’s Ministry for Homeless Families. We asked a lot of you, Kansas City. And you responded with overwhelming generosity. In fact, over 730 of you did, contributing almost $916,000. We are humbled. We are thankful. We are blessed. As long as you continue to open your hearts to us, we’ll continue to open our doors to those who need it most. Thank you, Kansas City. Women Who’ve Changed the Heart of the City Luncheon

Dan Doty, Barbara Friedmann, Hilda Fuentes, Mary Kay McPhee, Binny Pierce, Dennis Chapman

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Good timing leads to great outcome Al Wallace’s prostate cancer was caught early because he recognized his risk factors and scheduled a physical and PSA test at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. Those at risk for prostate cancer include: • African-American men over 40 • All men over 50 • Men over 40 with a family history of prostate cancer To schedule a screening, call 913-588-1227 or toll free 800-332-6048. Learn more at kucancercenter.org.


Cars Have Been a

A LIFELONG PASSION

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rank Thompson remembers seeing a Chrysler Airflow when he was about 10 years old. He was so taken with the design that he got out his big yellow pad and began sketching the car. Seventy-three years later, a gorgeous yellow 1934 Chrysler Airflow is one of the highlights of his collection of more than 25 vintage cars. Thompson, 83, of Leawood, has been actively selling cars for 64 years and his passion for cars is as strong today as it was when he grabbed that yellow pad. He retired from ownership of Overland Park Dodge Chrysler Jeep five years ago but moved his vintage car collection into a spacious private garage. Because buying and selling cars is as much a part of his life as breath itself his garage has become a small business. He buys and sells a few vintage cars for himself and friends as well as selling late-model golf carts. (Most of the carts he sells are used for personal transportation, not golf, he says.) In his early days, Thompson realized he could look at an ordinary car and visualize how to make it desirable with a few im-

The 1934 Chrysler Airflow Town Sedan holds a special place in Thompson’s collection because he first saw one when he was about 10 years old.

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provements. That was a key to his success with used cars decades ago and he does the same with vintage cars today. New tires, polished paint and a freshly detailed engine turn a so-so car into one buyers can’t resist. While his passion for cars can be traced to his pre-teen years, his ability to transform cars into ones that people want is rooted in his early days at Laner-Leuenberger Pontiac at 4235 Troost Ave. Although he started in the parts department, he was mentored by Russell Leuenberger who recognized Thompson’s love for cars and thirst for knowledge. They had lunch nearly every day as Leuenberger taught Thompson the basics of the car business. “When he told me something I always remembered it,” says Thompson. After Thompson fixed up a couple of the dealership’s used cars and sold them for a profit Leuenberger made him the used car manager. “I would lay out my clothes at night because I was excited about the next day. I always enjoyed going to work,” he says. Thompson tells amazing stories about those early days in the car business. Being young and energetic, he would drive up


Frank Thompson and his wife, Babe, enjoy their car collection and often use the space for charitable events.

Thompson loves Model A Fords and always has several.

Thompson has been actively involved with cars for 64 years.

Troost Ave. on his way to work, handing out business cards to people waiting at bus stops. Sometimes he even gave them rides to work. He often spent his lunch hour in a parking lot across from the Chevrolet dealer, watching to see who was shopping for a car. He would write down their license number and call them later in the day, explaining he could put them in a Pontiac for less money. When Pontiacs were so long they wouldn’t fit in many garages, Thompson found a contractor who would build an extension on the front of a customer’s garage. Some of these garages exist today. Thompson said he kept half-gallons of ice cream in the dealership. When a wavering customer was leaving Thompson would hand them a container of ice cream. The customers would hurry home because they didn’t want the ice cream to melt, and that meant they didn’t have time to stop at another dealership. Later that evening, Thompson would call in hopes he could close the deal. In 1968 Thompson set up the first used-car lot on Metcalf on the corner of 80th and Metcalf by converting a small house into a sales lot for Shortman Dodge. When Overland Park Jeep was built in 1973 he was hired as the used-car manager. He bought the business in 1981 and for 10 years it was the top performing dealership in the country. Thompson has a fondness for Chevrolets and has pristine models from 1952, 1955, 1956 and 1957. He still has his dad’s completely original four-door 1951 with 40,000 miles and an immaculate 1938. On a recent visit I found him tinkering with a 1957 Chevy sedan. He detailed the engine compartment, cleaned and painted fender-mounting bolts, removed the fender skirts, returned the dual-exhaust system to a standard single pipe and added accessory knock-offs to the wheel covers. The car is now back to original condition and waiting for a buyer who might not have given it a second look previously. He also loves Model A Fords because they were great cars and still are 80 years later. He says they are easy to work on, run well and can be improved for today’s roads with hydraulic brakes, a four-speed transmission and better steering. He always has several in his shop. From 1991 to 2001 Thompson and his wife, Babe, were involved with raising more than $1 million for cancer through a charity car auction. Today, they support several projects at St. Luke’s Hospital in addition to using his garage for numerous fundraising events. When asked, Thompson admits that the highlight of his career was spending four hours talking about classic cars with Jay Leno when he was in town for last year’s Kansas City auto show.

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Porsche’s 918 Spyder is Automotive Haute Couture

The Porsche 918 Spyder is a hybrid supercar capable of accelerating to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds and hitting 214 mph on a track.

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o Porsche enthusiasts, seeing a 918 Spyder is like catching a glimpse of the Holy Grail or the Hope Diamond because only 918 of them will be built, worldwide. The limited-production Spyder, with a base price of $845,000, is the sort of automotive haute couture created by Porsche once every 10 or 12 years. Contemporaries include the 950-horsepower hybrid LaFerrari, priced at $1,350,000; McLaren P1 at $1,150,000; and the Bugatti Veyron at $1,914,000. All are capable of pavement-wrinkling acceleration and have top track speeds of at least 200 mph. The Spyder showcases the kind of technology that it takes to create a genuine super car these days. It is a four-wheel-drive, plug-in hybrid. A 608-horsepower V-8 and an electric motor power the rear wheels and a single electric motor powers the fronts. The car shown here was equipped with the Weissach package that includes carbon fiber trim and lighter wheels. Its starting price is $929,000. The last mega-Porsche was the 605-horsepower, V-10 Carrera GT from 2004-2007. It was $440,000. For manufacturers, cars such as the Spyder are mostly demonstrations of their capabilities. Porsche materials say the Spyder

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“embodies the essence of the Porsche idea: it combines motor racing technology with everyday utility, maximum performance and minimum consumption.” It is built in very limited numbers, has an astronomical price and is bought by the wealthiest of buyers. Let’s look closely at what makes the Spyder tick. It has a carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) structure with, says Porsche, “aluminum crash elements at the front and rear to absorb and reduce the energy of a collision.” The 918’s hybrid drive system profits from experience Porsche learned by racing the 911 GT3 R hybrid and the 919 sports-racing prototype that competed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans last June. The 919 had a turbocharged V-4 engine and a 250-horsepower electric motor driving the front axle. There are four driving modes. Solely on electric power, the 918 can cover up to 19 miles, accelerate to 60 miles per hour in 6.2 seconds and reach 93 mph. In hybrid mode, the two electric motors and the V-8 work together. In sport mode, the combustion engine operates continuously and the electric motors take on a support role. Race hybrid mode delivers maximum performance.


The small cabin has deeply reclining seats. Various vehicle functions and the audio system can be operated intuitively by the multi-touch black panel on the center console.

Maximum acceleration to 60 mph is 2.5 seconds and top track speed is 214 mph. Calculating the fuel economy rating for a hybrid is tricky. The EPA rates the 918’s fuel economy at 20 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway using the gasoline engine. The hybrid rating is 67 miles per gallon equivalent. The liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery sits low behind the driver. It can be fully charged in seven hours from a 110-volt outlet or 2.5 hours with a 220- volt or 240-volt outlet. The V-8 is designed with cylinder heads that breathe in through the outside ports and exhale through exhaust pipes that coming out the center V of the engine. That explains why the exhaust pipes are visible in the upper part of the rear engine cover. There is a tiny rear window. Routing the exhaust out the top makes the engine compartment cooler plus it looks amazing. The transmission is a seven-speed, dual-clutch Porsche PDK unit. Intriguing details: According to Car and Driver, the mesh engine cover is stamped from a solid sheet of stainless steel and then has 7,335 holes cut into it by a laser. The magazine also reports that the tire sidewalls are laser etched to create a texture like that of suede. A front-axle lift system, a $10,500 option, increases ground clearance to keep the nose from scraping on speed bumps or inclines. As Pete Stout wrote as editor of Panorama, the national magazine of the Porsche Club of America: “Is the 918 an overwrought marketing message or a supercar to lust after?” I have not driven one, but seeing it in person makes me think it is a supercar to lust after.

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year at the University of Kansas. But that has not stopped the 1962 Shawnee Mission North graduate from giving back to the game he loves. He was part of the birth of baseball in the Shawnee Mission schools in the spring of 1974 when the district started the sport in all five high schools. McDonald started the program at SM South and coached at the school through the 2001 season. His storied career with the Raiders had its up and downs, but mostly ups. The Raiders were 442-164 during his tenure at the school. “We had great young people to teach and coach,” says McDonald. “Young people that wanted to excel in the classroom and on the field. “On the field we appeared in nine state championship games, winning in 1975, 1979, 1981 and 1985.” The Raiders under McDonald won 13 regional titles and 10 Sunflower League championships. McDonald moved to BV West when the school opened in 2001 to teach physical education and coach the baseball team. “I just thought I would try to start a program again as I did at South,” he says. The Jaguars have had success with McDonald at the helm of the fledgling baseball program. “In our short 14 years we have won state championships in 2007 and 2013 and we were state runners up in 2006, 2011 and 2012,” he says. “We have won nine regional championships and seven East CONTINUED > Kansas League title.”


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His record at BV West going into the 2015 season was 218-85, giving him a career record of 660-249. The Jaguars were 7-3 in games through mid-April. McDonald has an amazing ability to remember baseball games he has coached. Ask him what happened in the fifth inning of the state title game in 1975, he can tell you. The veteran coach doesn’t want to mention players because there were so many in 42 years he has coached the sport. What is his philosophy of coaching baseball? “I want our clubs to be fundamental sound,” he says. “I want our pitching and defense to be cornerstone of our success and I want players to understand the value of being part of a team effort. “I want our players to be humble and reach out to help others in our program.” He adds that he wants to teach young men how to overcome adversity and never give in. He wants his players to be attentive to detail and wants his players to care for their teammates. “I want to teach our players to always to compete to the best of their ability and if we should lose we all have to tip our hats to our opponent.” Baseball has been a big item in the life of the 70-year-old McDonald. “Baseball has taught me so much about being prepared,” he says. “My father gave me so many lessons about how to conduct myself as a person and a player. “Before every game that I have coached I think that my mom and dad are in the stands watching me play or coach.” He says that adversity and failure touches us all but baseball teaches you that the next game with a clean uniform on we can all start anew. Baseball has taught the veteran coach that the game and life is full of setbacks, but if you really get back up you can be successful in anything you do. And with his long career in coaching and teaching, McDonald has seen all sides of winning and losing. But he continues to get back up to fight another day.


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THROUGH JULY 12

DINOSAURS: ANCIENT FOSSILS, NEW DISCOVERIES MUSEUM AT PRAIRIEFIRE

Prepare to take a journey of discovery into the exciting world of modern paleontology. New dinosaur fossils are being discovered faster than ever before.  Advanced technology allows scientists to look at these fossils in fresh ways.  And researchers are gaining surprising insights into these amazing animals.  New discoveries, new technology, and new ideas are helping today's scientists piece together what these living, breathing dinosaurs were really like. 

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who is never what or who he says he is. The young man tells the couple he is the son of actor Sidney Poitier, that he has just been mugged, has no money and that he knows their son in Harvard.  Captivated they invite him to stay with them. The show is rated “R”. Tickets are $18 and may be purchased at TheBarnPlayers.org

JUNE 16 ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR ROSE ESTATES ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY

Whether your estate is over or under a million dollars, this free estate planning seminar offers crucial planning insights that can benefit individuals, their families and their favorite charities. To register for this free event, please contact Greg Hockenberger at GregH@Heart.org.

JUNE 19 MIDNIGHT RUN 5K

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OVERLAND PARK ARBORETUM

This fundraising event for the Kansas Special Olympics starts at 11 p.m. ends at Midnight at Leawood Justice Center.

The fabulous exhibit features 10 new solid oak Adirondack chairs, custom-painted by local artists available for purchase with an on-line auction. Visit the Arboretum during June to admire all the imaginative designs and vote for your favorite--then go online and purchase your favorite chair for a special spot in your garden. Interested artists should email Katharine.garrison@opkansas.org.

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proceeds raised with Jazz in the Woods. In 2015, Operation Breakthrough, Growing Futures, the Sunflower House, and the Overland Park South Rotary Foundation will be the recipients. JazzInTheWoods.com

JUNE 21 FATHER'S DAY AT THE ZOO KANSAS CITY ZOO

Celebrate Dad with a relaxing day at the Zoo. Dads will receive complimentary admission on Sunday, June 21 in celebration of Father's Day. It's all about Dad at the Kansas City Zoo this Sunday. KansasCityZoo.org

JUNE 24 TACOS & BEER ON THE BOULEVARD BOULEVARD BREWING CO.

It’s time for brew with a view! Join us for cold beer on a hot night! Live acoustic music. Dinner provided by several local restaurants, along with an amazing silent auction. Proceeds benefit Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care, a non-profit safety net clinic which provides over $1 million of charity care annually to residents of both Kansas and Missouri. Reservations are limited. For more information contact Shari at 913.722.3100, x272. Sponsorships available or purchase tickets for $50 per person at SwbFhc.org

JUNE 27 FLIPPIN’ SWEET MEMORIAL DISC GOLF

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Quality hotels and restaurants surround the center, which allows you to have a home base while attending the festival. The quilting style will range from traditional to modern, functional, artistic and conventional. Rita Briner will be on hand from Quilter's Station at booths' 507, 509 and 511 for inspirational tips. KCRQF.com

Play 36 holes of disc golf on this top-rated private disc golf course located in Stilwell. Pro and novice tees, groups or singles, lunch, drinks, snacks, goodie bag, prizes and custom disc all for $50. Ring of Fire and Raffles $1 each. The Tom Karlin Foundation is a Lenexa-based foundation that works with the prevention of teen suicide and depression awareness. Register at TomKarlinFoundation.com/events

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JUNE 28-29 MAKERFAIRE UNION STATION

Kansas City celebrates things people create themselves as science enthusiasts, tech hackers, robot designer/builders, Lego architects, independent manufacturers, urban farmers, graphic and visual artists, food artisans textile and clothing designers, photographers and woodworkers. Many school and university clubs, Scouts and other youth makers get involved by demonstrating their projects, too.  This family-friendly event attracts over 12,000 visitors and demonstrates what and how people are inventing, making and creating. MakerFaireKC.com

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Two Dogs And A Cat Pet Club (913) 274-3900 twodogsandacatpetclub.com

ART & PHOTOGRAPHY Art & Frame Warehouse (913) 385-9199 afwkc.com

Paper Planes Photography (816) 519-0928

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Heartland Habitat For Humanity (RESTORE) (913) 648-6001 heartlandhabitat.org/restore Stems a Garden Soiree (913) 322-6467 stemssoiree.org City Union Mission (816) 474-9380 cityunionmission.org

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Canyon Farms Golf Club (913) 529-2235 canyonfarmsgolfclub.com

Design Connection Inc (913) 851-8776 designconnectioninc.com

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Seasonal Concepts (913) 642-4999 seasonalconceptsonline.com

Kansas City Chiefs (816) 920-4833 goarrowhead.com/tours

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Reno’s Power Sports KC (816) 942-8900 renoscanam.com

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Searcy Financial Services (913) 814-3800 searcyfinancial.com

KC Wood (913) 422-3320 kcwood.com

Waddell & Reed (913) 491-9202 donnatilden.wfra.com

Legacy Flooring Gallery (913) 780-6060 legacyflooring1.com

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LuLu & Mimi’s Cleaning (913) 649-6022 luluandmimis.com

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Reflections Body Solutions Body Contouring and Medical Spa (913) 322-3433 reflectionsbodysolutions.com

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Retirement Solutions Group (855) 474-7872 incomenowkc.com

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Tide Dry Cleaners (913) 534-4569 tidedrycleaners.com

A&M Home Furnishings (913) 438-3868 amhomefinishings.com

CenterFire (913) 782-4900 centerfiress.com

Healthy Meals Inc (816) 587-6325 healthymealsinc.com

Lees Summit Chamber of Commerce (816) 969-1220 lsmeansbusiness.net

HOME DESIGN & FURNISHINGS

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Larson Building Company (913) 221-0880 larsonbc.com Tabernacle Homes, LLC (913) 706-4500 tabernaclehomes.com

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Saint Luke’s Health Systems (913) 317-7139 golifekc.org Saint Luke’s Medical Group (913) 317-7990 saintlukeskc.org/south University of Kansas Hospital (913) 588-1227 kucancercenter.org

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City Union Mission (816) 931-0050 cityunionmission.org

PROPERTY & REAL ESTATE

Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Kansas City (913) 345-8877 goldsteinteam.com The Communities at River Ridge (816) 898-5477 lettinann.com The Rob Ellerman Team Reece & Nichols Realtors (816) 304-4434 therobellermanteam.com

RESTAURANTS, FOOD & BEVERAGE Corner Bakery and Cafe (913) 766-0486 cornerbakerycafe.com

Midwest Lifetime Roof Systems (913) 393-3008 lifetimeroofsystems.com

EBT Restaurant (816) 942-8870 ebtrestaurant.com

Summit Flooring and Turf (816) 886-2747 summitflooringandturf.com

Sunlight Day Spa (913) 754-0831 sunlightdayspa.com

MEDICAL CLINICS & FACILITIES HCA Midwest Health (913) 397-1000 kcfaster.com

Refresh Medical Day Spa and Hormonal Health (913) 681-6200 refreshhealthspa.com

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Mike Brady: The King of Groovy Dads WORDS JIM COSGROVE

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everal years ago, our daughters became hooked on episodes of The Brady Bunch.   They were fascinated by the characters and their 70s outfits and the fact that the family had a rotary dial telephone with a cord hanging on the wall of their kitchen. They especially loved the theme song, which they sang often and loudly. We knew that their new passion was serious when our girls started to include the Brady kids in their bedtime prayers and our older daughter dressed like Cindy for Halloween. They both still think that Carol and Mike are the grooviest parents ever. And the Bradys were indisputably groovy, what with Carol wearing her mod skirts and high heels around the house, and Mike in his paisley shirts and plaid sport coats. But beyond their flare for fashion, they were quick-witted, even-tempered, and always prepared to deliver a wise monologue embedded with a monumental life lesson. They were nothing like real parents. As a father, I knew I wouldn’t stand a chance trying to live up to the standards of a smart, successful, well-rounded guy like Mike Brady. But seriously, TV dads have rarely realistically portrayed the nuances and complexities of fatherhood. On one end there were the super dads like Mike Brady and Cliff Huxtable, who were paternal remnants of the Ward Cleaver era. These characters helped set an unrealistic bar for how a good father should conduct himself. Then along came the likes of Al Bundy and Homer Simpson, who sent the pendulum swinging in the other direction. Pretty

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soon most sitcoms featured fathers who were portrayed as hapless buffoons, kept out of trouble only by the well-timed actions of their intellectually superior, infinitely patient and forgiving spouses. I applaud the fact that TV moms have shaken their June Cleaver images to become stronger and more complex characters. But it seems that in the process, fathers have been relinquished to the role of court jester. Although I can do some pretty dumb things, I’m pretty sure that I don’t have to act foolish in order for my wife to look good. She can shine on her own without my help. I suppose that ordinary, everyday dads don’t make for very good sitcom material.      These are the dads who consider parenthood a true partnership and who actually enjoy changing diapers. These are dads who get their kids dressed in the morning, tie their shoes, and walk them to school, and dads who let their giggling daughters paint their toe nails. These are stay-at-home dads and the dads who only see their kids on weekends and the dads who are separated from their kids for months at a time and still give everything they’ve got. These are dads who sometimes get overwhelmed and yell and go through periods of serious doubt about whether or not they’re being a good father. I’m confident that these dads really don’t need TV and other media to set the standards of a good father. My guess is that these dads already know that some days they’re Mike Brady and some days they’re Homer Simpson, and most days they’re effectively maintaining somewhere in between.


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