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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 cross-country 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 expan-

sive 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 competition 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.

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Deciding what to order is a daunting task, so take advice from the chef himself. He says their pork belly and sausage corn dogs 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 quality, consistent standards.  

"We utilize continuous process improvement with our state-of-theart 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 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 PIZZA

Minsky's Pizza 12920 State Line Road, Leawood 913.317.9965 | Minskys.com At Minsky’s, “Gourmet, and going to stay

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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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ning gourmet pizzas, you’ll understand why City’s Best Pizza!” The savory pizzas begin with hand-rolled dough layered with generous 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 neighborhood pizzeria for 40 years.


Food + B ever ag e BEST BREAKFAST

First Watch 7305 W. 95th St., Overland Park 913.383.2904 | FirstWatch.com First Watch specializes in award-winning, made-to-order breakfast, brunch and lunch, with 13 cafes in the greater Kansas City area. The restaurant’s creative menu takes an elevated approach to traditional and innovative offerings made-to-order using farm-fresh ingredients. It includes craveable items such as avocado toast, smoked salmon eggs Benedict, farm stand breakfast tacos and lemon ricotta pancakes.

BEST BAKERY

Nothing Bundt Cakes 13420 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park 913.239.0252 | NothingBundtCakes.com At Nothing Bundt Cakes, the goal is to create a cake that not only reminds you of home but also opens you to a new world. And while that’s no easy request, the hand-crafted recipes of founders  Dena Tripp and Debbie

BEST BREWERY

Boulevard Brewing Company 2501 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City

Shwetz are more than up to the task. Each recipe only uses the purest ingredients—real eggs, butter and cream cheese, all to bring you bundt cake perfection.

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 STEAKHOUSE

J. Alexander’s Restaurant 11471 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park 913.469.1995 | JAlexandersHoldings.com J. Alexander’s is a contemporary American restaurant, known for its wood-fired cuisine. The restaurant's core philosophy is to provide you with the highest possible quality dining experience. The menu features a wide selection of American classics including prime rib of beef, steaks, fresh seafood, sandwiches and entrée salads. The menu in each restaurant includes a varied and rotating selection of features like seafood czarina, Tuscan steak, grilled fish with mango papaya salsa and chicken Milanese. The restaurant has a full-service bar that includes an outstanding selection of wines both by the glass and bottle.

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 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 airroasts 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. CONTINUED >

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Tavern at Mission Farms 10681 Mission Road, Leawood 913.213.6588 | TavernAtMissionFarms.com Tavern at Mission Farms boasts an extensive wine selection, a collection of local and domestic beers, and an abundance of house-made cocktails made with fresh, quality ingredients. Tavern also offers delicious, guilt-free slender cocktails for calorie-conscious patrons. Guests can take advantage of happy hour prices daily from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. featuring $2.50 beers and $5 wine and cocktails.

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.

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BEST DESSERT

Cheesecake Factory 6675 W. 119th St., Overland Park 913.451.6272 | TheCheesecakeFactory.com The Cheesecake Factory is a unique, upscale casual restaurant with

BEST TAVERN/SPORTS BAR

Tavern at Mission Farms 10681 Mission Road, Leawood

more than 250 menu selections including nearly 50 lower calorie SkinnyLicious® dishes and new “Super” Foods salads–handmade, in-house with fresh ingredients–and more than 50 signature cheesecakes and desserts. There is truly something for everyone at The Cheesecake Factory!

913.213.6588 | TavernAtMissionFarms.com Tavern at Mission Farms is a locally-owned neighborhood restaurant that combines a stylish atmosphere with classic American-style cuisine. Tavern at Mission Farms offers a gathering spot to experience first-class fare with superior hospitality. It is the second Tavern location in the Kansas City metro area in addition to its sister location, Tavern in the Village.

BEST ITALIAN CUISINE

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.

BEST SEAFOOD

Bristol Seafood Grill 5400 W. 119th St., Leawood 913.663.5777 | BristolSeafoodGrill.com A citwy 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.

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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 sought-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. The online 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.

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

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 and hand-sewn details featuring high-quality clothing and accessories in sizes from newborn to 12.

BEST WOMEN'S CLOTHING

Anthropologie 5024 W. 119th St., Leawood 913.491.0865 | Anthropologie.com Anthropologie's product offerings consist of women’s apparel and accessories, intimates, home furniture and décor, beauty and gifts. Each caters to the lifestyle of the company's five muses: soft and delicate; boho chic; easy cool; elegant classic; and modern sporty.

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BEST DENTIST

Dr. Chad Bowles Bowles Dental Center 6811 W. 121st St., Overland Park 913.491.6663 | BowlesDentalCenter.com

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Bowles Dental Center practices family, implant and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Bowles is devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long-lasting smiles. Practicing with Dr. Bowles  is Dr. Anne Atha who has been an invaluable addition to the practice. The office would not be what it is today without the support of the front desk staff Debbie, Ali and Tiffani;  the dental assistants Krista and Natalia;  and the very talented dental hygienists Kelly, Karen, Lynn and Megan. This incredible team works tirelessly to make patients’ dental experience the best it can be.

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 Jen­kins & 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 pro­ vide 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. 

BEST CHIROPRACTOR

Dr. Charles Fulk - Fulk Chiropractic 2110 E. Santa Fe St., Olathe 913.764.6237 | FulkChiropractic.com Dr. Charles Fulk has been practicing chiropractic care in Olathe since 1983 when he founded Fulk Chiropractic, one of Kansas City’s largest chiropractic clinics.His practice philosophy has always been, “It’s not about me. It’s about the patient.” That attitude carries over into every facet of his life. His compassionate spirit and vast experience are why hundreds of patients refer their friends and family to him every year.Most patients are surprised when Dr. Fulk takes the time to call them after their first chiropractic adjustment to see how they’re feeling, but he has always practiced that way. He genuinely cares about each patient he treats and wants to ensure that the chiropractic treatment they receive is helping to alleviate the symptoms they are experiencing. 28

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BEST ORTHODONTIST

Dr. J. Fry 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—Fry Orthodontics is a leading provider of Invisalign in the Midwest.  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 FAMILY PHYSICIAN

Dr. Louis Christifano - Leawood Family Care 11301 Ash St., Leawood | 913.338.4515  Dr. Christifano's practice philosophy includes empowering patients to help themselves become and stay healthy. He believes health is best achieved as a mutual ef-

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fort between patients and their physicians. Leawood Family Care offers board-certified specialty care in physical medicine and rehabilitation, sports medicine and pain management. In-house physical therapy, lab, X-rays, bone density testing and ultrasound imaging.As one of the region’s few self-employed, independent primary care offices, Dr. Christifano and his associates can refer to the area’s best specialists and facilities as they see appropriate for each patient’s specific needs. Dr. Christifano feels privileged to serve this community and plans to do so for years to come.

BEST OB-GYN

Dr. Sandra Stites - Kansas City Women's Clinic 10600 Quivira Road, Overland Park 913.541.4520 | KansasCityWomensClinic.com Dr. Sandra Stites derives pleasure from developing long-term relationships with her patients.While her concentration has shifted from obstetrics to gynecology

BEST PEDIATRICIAN

Dr. Carolyn Davis Children's MercyPediatric Care Specialists Inc. 12541 Foster, Suite 260, Overland Park 913.906.0900 | PedCareSpecialists.com

over her 20-year tenure, she continues to enjoy caring for women's general health

Dr. Davis joined Pediatric Care Specialists in 1989,

and all aspects of their lives.The characteristics that attracted her to this practice

and she is proud to have been with the same prac-

initially were the reasons she has stayed here for more than 20 years."Fairness,

tice the entire time. Dr. Davis also sits on the Board

camaraderie, respect, support, a family oriented environment and the incredible

of Directors for Children’s Mercy Hospital. During her

level and quality of care are definitely what sets this practice apart from any other

years in practice, she has felt privileged to be named

in Kansas City," Dr. Stites says. "KCWC is always in the forefront. I love working

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has grown to become one of the largest aesthetic centers in the country. Their success is based on a very simple philosophy: offer the most effective treatments available, performed by highly-trained staff, all layered with customer service that far exceeds expectations. AesthetiCare is unique in that it is also a national training center for Botox, dermal fillers, laser treatments and general aesthetics. Come experience the passion, knowledge, and advanced technology.

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Hawthorne Animal Hospital 11966 Roe Ave., Overland Park 913.345.8147 | HawthorneAnimalHosp.com Hawthorne Animal Hospital has been treating the cats and dogs of Overland Park, Leawood and surrounding areas since Hawthorne Plaza opened. For years, the staff has prided themselves on the personal service they provide. To satisfy all clients’ needs, they offer a wide range of services including doggy day care, grooming and boarding as well as medical services such as internal medicine, surgery, dentistry and wellness care. They know veterinary visits can be stressful, so they strive to make each patient’s visit a happy one.  Dr. Ann Brown has even participated in several extra hours of specialized education to become one of the few veterinarians in the area that is Fear Free certified.

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BEST NAIL SALON

Salon One 19 & Spa 4581 W. 119th St., Leawood 913.451.7119 | SalonOne19AndSpa.com Salon One19 has a warm and contemporary salon atmosphere where you can find the convenience of all your salon needs in one location. The team of hair stylists, nail technicians and estheticians are highly-trained, and collectively provide a wide range of technical knowledge and years of experience. They thrive on education and learning new techniques such as balayage, eyelash extensions and the most current nail trends. They would love to style you for a comfortable everyday look or even a special occasion.


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Hand & Stone offers services at affordable pricing, without compromising the quality you would expect from a high-end day spa. Their signature service, the hot stone massage, definitely sets them apart. During this unique service, therapists combine heated therapeutic river stones with a customized massage technique for an experience that will melt away tension and pain. Hand & Stone’s spa menu includes extensive massage therapy treatments, including couple’s massages, facial and skin care services, microdermabrasion, peels, LED phototherapy, microcurrent, hair removal and tinting services.

BEST COSMETIC SURGEON

Dr. John Michael Quinn Quinn Plastic Surgery Center and Medical Day Spa 6920 W. 121st St., Leawood 913.492.3443 | QuinnPlasticSurgery.com Quinn Plastic Surgery Center is a cosmetic surgery practice providing Johnson County, Leawood and Kansas City residents with personal care and exceptional results. Dr. John Michael Quinn has more than 29 years of experience in performing plastic surgery procedures on patients of all ages and body types. Dr. Quinn prides himself on his ability to listen to patients to achieve the desired result. His customized procedures set him apart, producing beautiful and natural-looking results for his patients. Dr. Quinn is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

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of services they can provide to the person searching to keep his or her

of quality vision care products and personalized op-

skin healthy and looking good. They dedicate themselves to finding the

tometric services to patients in Leawood and the sur-

right remedy for each unique problem and doing whatever it takes to

rounding areas. The experienced doctors and staff offer

earn the trust and confidence of their patients. Dr. John Rupp is a fellow

comprehensive vision examinations and specialize in

member of the American Academy of Dermatology and is certified by

the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye dis-

the American Board of Dermatology. He is an active member, and past

eases, conditions and problems.They are committed to

president, of the Kansas City Dermatological Society. He is also an

educating their patients and providing personalized eye

associate clinical professor at the Kansas City University's School of

care services to the people of Leawood.

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training; weight loss; group fitness; tennis, racquetball and squash;

farming activities including cows, goats, horses, chickens, birds,

swim; Ultimate Hoops; LifeSpa; LifeCafe; a child center; run club;

a bison and much more. Visitors can see more than 250 animals

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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 mem-

BEST DOG CARE/GROOMING

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Ryan Lawn & Tree H om E + r epa i r

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ny credit, business references, customer satisfaction level, liability insurance,

For over 15 years, our entire focus has been

workers' compensation insurance and installation procedures all meet or ex-

creating great landscapes for our clients. Red Oak

ceed the highest standards. The products they install are only the highest qual-

creates landscapes using the newest and best

ity, state-of-the-art materials meant to provide customers with a high-quality,

plant varieties with industry-certified construction

long-lasting roof. Most importantly, they operate on the idea that the customer

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selves available and accessible at all times, you will never be left in the dark guessing what it is that they are doing to your home.

BEST HOME BUILDER

Rodrock Homes 9550 Dice Lane, Lenexa 913.851.0347 | RodrockHomes.com

BEST PAINTER

Premier Painting 8109 W. 129th St., Overland Park 913.897.7000 | Premier-Painting.net Premier has become one of the leading residential and commercial painting companies in

The Rodrock family has been building custom new homes in the Kansas City

the Kansas City area. Founder Dean Denis has

area for three generations. Both locally and family-owned, Rodrock Homes builds

more than 27 years of experience in all phases of

on the longstanding family tradition of putting people first and creating homes of

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BEST HEATING AND COOLING

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Anthony Plumbing Heating Cooling 15203 W. 99th St., Lenexa 913. 268.4669 | AnthonyPHC.com AnthonyPHC has the largest customer referral network in the Kansas City area. All AnthonyPHC technicians are drug tested and background checked, and, holding to a strong heritage of expertise and customer satisfaction, AnthonyPHC technicians participate in weekly classroom and hands-on 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. 

BEST PLUMBER

Bob Hamilton Plumbing 7899 Frontage Road, Overland Park 913.888.4262 | BobHamiltonPlumbing.com Bob Hamilton Plumbing offers complete plumbing, heating, cooling and indoor air quality services to provide you with the ultimate in total home comfort. Their team has grown and includes the very finest technicians, sales and customer service people in the industry. Their fleet

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of service trucks has grown and is constantly expanding so they can

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heating, cooling and indoor air quality needs. Their goal is to treat customers with respect, take care of their needs with the very best work and materials and deliver on their promises.

913.378.8899 | KCPestAway.com KC Pest Away’s goal is to bring quality, affordable pest control solutions to the Kansas City area. A small family-owned, local company, KC Pest Away is deeply rooted in the idea of strong customer service and going the extra mile. Not a large national franchise pest control company that uses the same products and techniques on every application, KC Pest Away tailors pest control solutions to every customer, based on their particular situation and needs.

BEST CLEANING SERVICE

Lulu & Mimi's Cleaning 7620 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park 913.649.6022 | LuluAndMimis.com Lulu & Mimi’s specializes in providing recurring cleaning services for clients but also provides other cleaning services such as deep cleaning, construction and remodeling cleaning and real estate make ready cleaning. They also offer occasional cleaning services. They  pride themselves on listening to their clients and designing services to fit their needs, budgets and schedules. The company's goal is to be the premier house cleaning service in the areas they service. Remember, “Enjoy life; let us clean!”

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BEST OF (CON TI N UED)

BEST HOME REMODELER

Jericho Home Remodeling H om E + r epa i r

1954 Foxridge Drive, Kansas City, KS 913.596.0000 HomeImprovementsKansasCity.com At Jericho Home Improvements, the people working in your home are employees. That means the company can schedule them properly, supervise them appropriately and hold them to Jericho's extraordinary installation standards. They take it even a step farther than high standards with their  unique way of handling remodeling installations. They have built an elite team of master installers who can handle every aspect of kitchen and bath remodels. These are high-level craftsmen who know kitchens and bathrooms inside and out and backward and forward. They pay closer attention to the small details you can see up close. Your project manager will also be regularly inspecting your project as it moves towards completion to make sure nothing is overlooked.

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 furniture, accessories art and lighting 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.

BEST HOME AND DECOR

Z Gallerie Town Center Plaza, 4853 W. 117th St., Leawood 913.317.5010 | ​ZGallerie.com​ Z Gallerie is the style authority for the fashionable home. The brand celebrates the glamorous, the modern and the relaxed lifestyle with cutting-edge designs and sophisticated, accessible furnishings. Be inspired each season with the latest in furniture, art, home décor and entertaining. CONTINUED >

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BEST INSURANCE AGENT

H om E + r epa i r

Nicole Feltz - American Family Insurance 11020 King St., Suite 2100, Overland Park 913.383.9100 | Agent.AmFam.com Nicole Feltz started her career with American Family Insurance back in college and developed an appreciation for the family culture of the company. The transition into opening her agency was a natural next step in her journey. Her passion is children and women struggling with day to day life. In 2015, the agency grew into a true family business when her husband Tyler joined. The agency gives back by being active in the community and with monthly donations to nonprofits. Nicole serves on boards for children’s and women’s organizations. Nicole and her family would love to protect your dreams, your family and your future.

BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL

Rockhurst High School 9301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 816.363.2036 | RockhurstHS.edu A leader in academics, athletics and co-curricular activities, Rockhurst draws a student body that is ethnically and socio-economically diverse from 95 different ZIP  codes. The entire student body represents more than 127 elementary and junior high schools from the metropolitan area.Rockhurst has become a national leader in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) programming. Rockhurst was just the 80th high school in the country to be accepted as an Associate Member of the National Consortium of Secondary Schools (NCSSS) and the first school in Kansas or Missouri to earn STEM Certification from AdvancED.

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BEST REALTOR

Melanie McGraw - Re/Max 11251 Nall Ave., Leawood 913.649.3100 | KCHomes4U.com Melanie Jacobs McGraw began her real estate career alongside her father Eddie R. Jacobs in 1979. After three decades servicing thousands of buyers and sellers, the KCHomes4U team continues to offer expert guidance with the partnering of Alex Raich in 2013. The team prides itself on ideals such as strong worth ethic, honesty and integrity. The KCHomes4U team knows this could be the biggest financial decision of your life and know the importance to access the most reliable professionals needed before and after the sale/purchase of your home.

BEST WEALTH MANAGER

Peter Mallouk - Creative Planning 3400 College Blvd., Leawood 866.909.5148 | ThinkingBeyond.com Creative Planning is one of the nation’s premier private wealth management firms. Creative Planning oversees approximately $28 billion in assets for clients throughout the country.Creative Planning believes a client’s portfolio must take into account where they are and where they want to go, as well as all of the unique circumstances that apply to their situation. They tailor each portfolio to match the needs of the client. Clients receive investment management, financial planning, legal advice and tax advice. They sit on the same side of the table as their clients.

BEST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

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 area—and for good reason! 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 FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

Because Your Dreams Shouldn’t Be Left To Chance. We all have dreams. But aren’t the best dreams the ones that can actually come true? At Twin Financial, we’ve been helping individuals, families and businesses achieve their dreams and secure their futures for over thirty years. Whether you’re preparing for retirement, protecting the ones who matter most to you, saving for education or protecting your business from the unexpected, we’ll work with you to develop personalized financial strategies to help achieve your specific goals. Specialized Expertise for Personal & Business Financial Solutions

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CapFed.com Capitol Federal is a leader in residential lending in Kansas and Missouri and boasts more than $9 billion in assets. In addition to single-family residential lending, construction loans and other consumer loans, Capitol Federal offers a variety of retail deposit accounts, including checking, savings, money market, IRA and certificates of deposit.

Katheigh Degen and Raleigh Lang are registered representatives of and offer securities, investment advisory and financial planning services through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. Supervisory office: 1300 N Walker, Suite 200, Oklahoma City, OK 73103. Phone (405) 486-1400. Twin Financial, Inc. is not a subsidiary or affiliate of MML Investors Services, LLC, or its affiliated companies.

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Healthy Lifestyle ARTICLE CHARLES REDFIELD   | PHOTOGRAPHY JANIE JONES

CAITLYN

DONAHUE, BLUE VALLEY WEST VOLLEYBALL LEGEND FORMER STAR PL AYER NOW TEACHES AT BLUE VALLEY SOUTHWEST

It started at the tender age of 7 for Caitlyn Donahue. The road led to volleyball success at the high school, collegiate and professional levels, and now she is giving back to the community as a teacher/coach at Blue Valley Southwest High School.

outcome of the match,” Terry says. “She had an impressive vertical jump and could be counted on to put the ball down the court where and when you least expected it and when the team needed it the most.” Caitlyn achieved a number of honors for her high school career, including three-time Class 6A player

“My dad, David, played the sport for most of his adult life, and

of the year, 2008 AVCA First Team Under Armour All-

I vividly remember tagging along with him to various volleyball

American, 2008 Kansas City Star All-Metro Volleyball

open gyms and tournaments within the Kansas City area,” Caitlyn

Player of the Year and 2009 Kansas Gatorade Player

says. “Whenever my dad had a break between his matches, he

of the Year. She was selected to the Kansas Volleyball

would take me off to the side and teach me the basics.”

Association Hall of Fame in 2014 and the Blue Valley

She started in club volleyball at the age of 8, and her dad was her coach. “There were times when I wished he was not the one coaching me, but I can look back now and remember fondly the opportunities that club volleyball game gave us to spend time together," she says. Donahue played club volleyball through the age of 17 and played at Blue Valley West under coach Terry Flynn.

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West Hall of Fame in 2016. She had a number of college scholarship offers but decided on Kansas State because of the approach of coach Suzie Fritz. “I will never forget sitting in Suzie’s office as a junior in high school,” she says. “I was expecting Suzie to congratulate me on my recent accomplishments. Instead, she told CONTINUED >


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me that I was a good volleyball player, but that she could make me better and that I would need to get better I wanted to play Big 12 volleyball.” She graduated early from Blue Valley West in December 2008 to get ready for collegiate volleyball. She didn’t graduate from Kansas State until December 2014 because she signed with an agent to play professional volleyball before graduating. “I played three pro seasons abroad and trained with the U.S. Women’s National Team,” she says. She played in many countries around the world, but it was her experience with the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team that made the biggest impression on her. “Having the opportunity to be a member of the U.S. Women’s National team was the highlight of my professional career,” she says. “Competing with some of the best players in the world day in and day out was nothing short of incredible.” She did her student teaching at Blue Valley Southwest in 2013 and served as an assistant volleyball coach to Terry at Blue Valley West, following the professional season in Switzerland. She graduated from K-State with a degree in education with an emphais in English. It was her teachers at Blue Valley Middle School and Blue Valley West that made her focus on a career in teaching.

“I was inspired by the teachers I had as a student,” she says. “They had a positive impact on me as a student and person.” She is in her third year teaching English language arts at Blue Valley Southwest but is not coaching volleyball. She is an assistant coach for girls golf and girls soccer. “I did not feel as passionate coaching volleyball as I did playing,” she says. “I do not plan on coaching volleyball at the high school or club level.”

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Realty Report

Leawood Realty Report Neighborhood

List Price

Sold Price

%Sold/List

DOM*

Beds

Baths

LEAWOOD HILLS

$1,199,950

$1,140,000

95%

3

5

5.1

LEAWOOD ESTATES

$899,000

$875,000

97%

60

4

4.1

LEAWOOD

$825,000

$825,000

100%

49

4

3.1

TUSCANY RESERVE

$829,000

$811,000

97%

75

4

4

TUSCANY RESERVE

$810,000

$750,000

92%

51

3

3.1

LEAWOOD MEADOWS

$719,900

$706,000

98%

17

5

4.1

PAVILIONS

$675,000

$669,000

99%

2

5

5.1

PATRICIAN WOODS

$650,000

$643,500

99%

3

4

4.1

WHITEHORSE

$650,000

$632,000

97%

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5

4.1

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Regarding Kitchens has been providing Johnson County area homes with stunning, award winning kitchens and baths for nearly 20 years. Join thousands of happy customers who have benefited from our experience, design expertise, and professionalism. Call or visit our showroom for your free consultation today!

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Mine isn’t a comeback story. It’s a come-back-to-life story Easy highway accessibility, lower wait times and immediate, quality care – for all the things you never saw coming. When it’s a matter of life, make it St. Joseph.

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Lifestyle Calendar

October OCTOBER 6 INTO THE NIGHT FALL FESTIVAL IRONWOODS PARK Activities will include a petting zoo, crafts, games, face painting, balloon artist, fortune telling, refreshments and other family-friendly activities! Entertainment includes a Mr. Stinky Feet concert, mad science presentation, Vida Dance Company performance and Brian Wendling's huggling. Only $10 per carload—what a great deal! For more information, please contact 913.663.9157 or 913.696.7770.

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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,

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straw bale maze, pumpkin painting and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

OCTOBER 12-15 "THE MOUSETRAP" LEAWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER OAK ROOM The Leawood Stage Company presents Agatha Christie’s "The Mousetrap," the world's longest-running play. "The Mousetrap" begins when a group of strangers—one of whom is a murderer—is stranded in a boarding house during a snowstorm. To discover the murderer, a policeman probes the background of everyone present, threatening to unveil the secrets of each character. Jessica Franz di-

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rects this classic murder mystery.

OCTOBER 13 NOELLE STOFFEL ART SHOW-OVER THE CITY LEAWOOD FINE ART Leawood Fine Art will present Noelle Stoffel's newest collection of aerial view artwork of the beautiful Kansas City skyline and surrounding areas. It will be an exciting evening of art, live music and refreshments!

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PUP CRAWL 2017 WALDO Bring your pups and pals, enjoy some pints and support Great Plains SPCA at this year's Pup Crawl in Waldo! Don't miss out on the Rrraffle Party at KC Bier Co. at 6:15 p.m. Register online at GreatPlainsSPCA.org for $25. Registration the day of the event is $30.

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Lifestyle Calendar

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OCTOBER 14 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

OCTOBER 14 THE LIBRARY LETS LOOSE CENTRAL RESOURCE LIBRARY Join honorary hosts Ann and Bob Regnier for the Library Lets Loose benefiting the Johnson County Library Foundation. This festive fundraiser will feature unique, interactive and creative experiences, tasty local food and drink stations, raffle baskets, plus local music, artists, entertainers and creators. For more information, contact  Steph Neu at 913.826.4740 or neus@jocolibrary.org.  TheLibraryLetsLoose.SplashThat.com

OCTOBER 19 COMMUNITY FOR KIDS TRIVIA NIGHT & SILENT AUCTION LORD OF LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH Join Community for Kids for trivia, food and much more. Community for Kids provides 260+ weekend food packs each week to stu-

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dents in 19 Blue Valley School District schools. They spend more than $35,000 on food each year for the program, and last year delivered 8,654 weekend food packs. For more information, contact Lisa Hellyer at 913.338.0753 or lisa. lordlife@gmail.com. CommunityForKids.org

OCTOBER 28 & 29 BOO AT THE ZOO KANSAS CITY ZOO

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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 on your favorite costume and join the zoo animals for a trumpeting great day of not-so-spooky activities.

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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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INTRODUCING

SAVE MY SPOT FOR URGENT CARE Because the best waiting room is the one with your couch. The new Save My Spot from Children’s Mercy lets you reserve an urgent care check-in time before you leave your home. Simply select a spot online and we’ll hold your place. Unlike other urgent care, your child is guaranteed to see a pediatric expert, ensuring they get child-specific care and child-sized equipment. Get the best pediatric-only care without wasting time in the waiting room. Learn more at ChildrensMercy.org/UrgentCare


CLOSING DAY = G I V I N G DAY

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