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For Leawood residents Keith and Shirley Ellenberger, this summer

This summer, the Ellenbergers will move into their upscale,

holds the promise of a bright season of new beginnings. After 60

maintenance-free rental apartment within the independent living

years of embracing Kansas City life, raising five children, welcoming

wing of this much-anticipated luxury complex. The Ellenbergers are

ten grandchildren, and retiring (Keith) as a vice-president at Hallmark

in excellent health but are comforted that should one or both of their

Cards, these accomplished octogenarians are eager to move into

needs change, they can transition to assisted living and memory care

Mission Chateau to start another season of living their best life. “Our children are all excited we’re doing this,” Shirley says. “Almost as excited as we are.” “The more we discovered about Mission Chateau, the more we decided this is the place for us,” Keith says. “Tutera [Senior Living & Health Care] has done so much to help us feel comfortable. They’ve gone out of their way to make this a happy and fun place to live. We love the idea of moving into a locally-owned and family-run property with a proven record for excellence. It’s centrally located in Prairie Village and near our church, and it really fits our lifestyle.”

Keith and Shirley have already met some of the other residents moving into Mission Chateau, and based on their positive experiences, they would “most definitely” recommend it to others.

“It’s a beautiful community, but it’s the residents inside that feel like home.” make it feel like home.” “It’s a beautiful community, but it’s the residents inside that make it

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has had no shortage of positive male role models, but there is something unique about a mentor outside of the family that invests in your kids and calls out greatness in them, expecting and challenging them to rise to the occasion. Finding someone who looks at your child with intentionality and the will to encourage them to reach their personal best is invaluable and is something that I have seen on a regular basis this year with his cross-country and distance track coach, Glenn Daniels. It is evident that Coach Daniels knows what is important in life because above all else, he cares most about the well-being of his “distance family” as he calls them and treats them as such—a family. He lets them know his door is always open to them no matter what, which is evident, as most lunch periods his boys can be seen eating lunch in his room. By example, he teaches these boys how to show respect to everyone, calls out greatness in them, and, at the same time, shows compassion and care for them. He

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constant influence of this man, and from being part of a team that has such a healthy, encouraging and supportive environment in which he felt welcomed and called upon to be more than he was when he began. The drive to be a better runner of course, but also a better person, striving to do his best in all areas of his life came out of being under Coach Daniel’s leadership. There is no one that motivates my son quite like Coach Daniels. It is extremely evident that he looks up to him immensely, and wants to do well for him because he knows his coach believes in him.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JUNE 2018

FEATURES 18 Darryl Burton A Journey of Forgiveness

22 Dude Food Kasim Hardaway on Leawood Hot Spots

28 Blue River Bicycle Club On the Road to Fun and Fitness

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36 Jim Wood Turning Scrap Metal into Art

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Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Locally Owned

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Local Limelight

22 Hot Spot 36 Artist’s Palette 41

Realty Report

42 Healthy Lifestyle 46 Lifestyle Calendar 50 Parting Thoughts


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The Leawood Woman’s Club celebrated 58 years The Leawood Woman’s Club celebrated 58 years of friendship through social opportunities, enriching lives through educational, cultural, charitable and philanthropic endeavors. They offered special interest departments to entertain members, but also raised and gifted nearly $400,000.00 to local charities. This final luncheon featured a photographic history of the club.

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1. Former County Commissioner, Annabeth Surbaugh, Former Leawood Mayors Jean Wise and Marcia Reinhart, and past LWC President Nancy Madeira | 2. Woman’s Club members at luncheon | 3. Mayor Peggy Dunn and past President Alice Hawk | 4. Attending Past Presidents of LWC | 5. Woman’s Club members at luncheon | 6. Members of the Leawood Woman’s Club with the original 1949 Leawood Fire Department’s fire truck. It was re-purchased in 2005 by the club for the City | 7. Woman’s Club members at luncheon | 8. Fire Chief Dave Williams, Woman’s Club President Mary Tearney, Mayor Peggy Dunn, Foundation Chair Alice Hawk 10

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LOCALLY OWNED

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"IT’S NOT JUST MY BUSINESS; IT’S MY MINISTRY." -Danielle Pacheco, co-owner A glimpse inside Danielle Pacheco’s life would reflect a loving family, beautiful home, successful business and welcoming spirit. While all these things are true there is also much more lingering below the surface: a tumultuous past, turbulent love story and an unassuming professional beginning. Every single event the Pachecos have experienced—good and bad—has paved the way for Pacheco’s Cleaning Service to become a premier, sought-after cleaning company that provides spotless comfort within an existence that is often messy. Danielle would agree that life can often be chaotic—unlike the homes her company leaves orderly and impeccable—and hers has had pretty significant challenges. Growing up in California, by the time she had reached her teens she had experienced trials many never witness in a lifetime. She had to navigate her way through destitution while her mother battled addiction, and, once she was 16, her own life had become one worthy of intervention. It was at this time she met her future husband, Mario, and, in the beginning, it was a volatile love story. Nontraditional in every sense, they would endure a relationship that could only survive with divine interference. They thank God for grace and live now to provide the same to their family and staff. Pacheco’s Cleaning Service was born out of the need to provide a comfortable life for their family. For years, the couple muddled from one job to another wondering how they were to pay rent, raise their three young children, and maintain Danielle’s health as she battled a brain defect and chronic pancreatitis. Then, one day while the family was still living in California, Danielle bought a vacuum and said to her husband, “Let’s start a cleaning company.” Within a few years, they had built a reputable company, but she still felt something was missing. She remembers crying and praying for God to bless them with answers, and in, January 2016 while visiting Kansas City for a Chiefs-Raiders game, she fell in love with the area. By March, Pacheco’s Cleaning Service was launched in the KC metro. They were again thanking God for seeing their vision. Danielle's guiding principle is: find a hole in your passion and fix it. She recognized a lack of quality in a luxury field and vowed to build a business that considers every detail when working with clients and do so at affordable prices.  "We do things differently than others," she says. "We do not quote over the phone, but build relationships by coming into the home. We use environmentally friendly, top-of-the-line cleaning supplies. We want our patrons to be wowed." Pacheco’s cleaning techs understand how important it is to build a home that is not only clean but also a family’s sanctuary. They believe in taking care of the customer and giving grace to their employees. They are known for their inviting spirit, and they have made it their mission to provide a place of solace within a world that is not always so forgiving. They have taken their own strife and molded it into a prosperous career and have made it their mission to provide the same opportunity for young women who may have had similar experiences. They have opened their home to three young women who have become part of their family and are now fully employed through Pacheco’s Cleaning Service, further demonstrating that God’s splendor lives through them. The Pachecos can truly take the muckiness of life and make it beautiful.

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT

"I’M EXONERATED BUT NOT LIBERATED UNTIL THEY ARE ALL SET FREE," DARRYL SAYS. "I’M JUST DOING GOD’S WORK AND DOING HIS WILL. I’M CALLED TO SERVE OTHERS, AND I CANNOT EXIST WITHOUT THE SERVICE OF OTHERS. I DID NOT BELIEVE IN MIRACLES UNTIL I BECAME ONE. THAT’S WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW." 18

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DARRYL BURTON A JOURNEY TO FORGIVENESS

THERE IS A CALM AND GENTLE SPIRIT ABOUT

second prison. Armed with the biblical verse Luke

DARRYL BURTON. He is both self-assured and

23:34: "God, forgive them for they know not what they

reassuring, confident and unassuming. He wears the

do," he took action and began penning letters to any-

smile of a man who is steadfast in his faith and the

one he thought might be able to help him out of this

gleam in his eyes hint of an awe-inspiring future. And

tightly wound bind. He even wrote a letter to Jesus,

he tells a story so awesome its weight is too heavy

promising to spread his undying love to the world if

for him not to share with the world.

total vindication and exoneration ever came to fruition. Then, in 1990 after watching an episode of 60

IMPRISONED

Minutes about Centurion, the first organization in

In 1984, Daryl became a victim of a flawed legal sys-

the world dedicated to the vindication of the wrongly

tem if for no other reason than simply being. Following

convicted, Darryl had a renewed sense of promise. He

a murder at a St. Louis gas station near his childhood

immediately wrote to them, and they responded, stat-

home, Darryl was named the prime suspect based

ing that they were a small organization that could only

solely on the word of questionable witnesses. Even

take on two cases a year. He was willing to wait.   

though the offender’s description would paint a picture that looked nothing like Darryl, and even though there was no physical evidence to connect him to the crime, he was surprisingly arrested.

EXONERATED Darryl filled his penitentiary time a man on a mission and began walking by example. Motivated by the words

Secure in knowing that he was innocent Darryl

of his grandmother who once told him one day he was

was appointed a public defender. Unfortunately, this

going to need Jesus and that she hoped he’d remem-

legal structure continued to not work in his favor and,

ber to call on him, he did just that. He prayed through

after a one-hour visit with his public defender, Darryl

clenched teeth to forgive those who had wronged him,

went to trial. Following the three-day trial, he received

obtained a Bible equipped with God’s words written

a guilty verdict. Because he was innocent, he was

in red, and took solace in believing that God knew of

unprepared for the range of emotions that flooded his

his innocence. It took 10 years, but in 2000, Centurion

existence: shock, anger, disbelief, bitterness. These

came to visit and agreed to take on his case. With the

were the sentiments he carried with him as he entered

help of Centurion pioneer Jim McCloskey and Cheryl

the Missouri State Penitentiary, and welcoming him

Pilate, in 2008, Darryl was able to leave his 6-by-12-foot

was a banner that did little to quell his disdain. It read:

home behind. He remembers his release day as almost

Welcome to the Missouri State Penitentiary. Leave all

a supernatural experience, and it was not until he

your hope, family and dreams behind.

reached the last two doors to freedom that he began

This ominous message could have easily defined

uncontrollably chanting, “Praise God, Praise God.”

Darryl's time while incarcerated, and for a time it

Finally, it had become time to demonstrate to the world

did, but he refused to allow bitterness to become his

that he was a man of his word.  

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT

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RECLAIMED Although the wheels of justice roll very slowly, Daryl has wasted no time regaining his life. He was determined to make sure others could experience God’s grace and is living out this mission. He entered St. Paul’s Theological Seminary, graduated in 2016 and is now a pastor at Church of the Resurrection. He has founded Miracle of Innocence, a sister program of Centurion, whose goal is to free the innocent. It seems the three distinct crosses naturally etched in the palm of Darryl's hand are perhaps there by design. Daryl is sure it is God’s way of constantly letting him know he is walking with and talking with him. "I’m exonerated but not liberated until they are all set free," Darryl says. "I’m just doing God’s work and doing his will. I’m called to serve others, and I cannot exist without the service of others. I did not believe in miracles until I became one. That’s what the world needs to know."

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MY NAME IS KASIM, PRONOUNCED LIKE AWESOME BUT WITH A K. At first introductions, I describe myself as part marketing guru, part social influencer and full on fatty with an insatiable appetite—emphasis on insatiable. I try my best to document my foodie journey on my Instagram account, @kasimjhardaway, while juggling my duties at my marketing agency, TKG, and planning the next event for my nonprofit, Kind Happenings. I’ve always had a very deep relationship with food and have found that KC has a lot to offer, both on and off the plate.

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THE WORLD'S TOP CYCLISTS WILL COMPETE IN THE PRESTIGIOUS TOUR DE FRANCE EARLY NEXT MONTH. Leawood residents, however, can check out skilled road racers, mountain bikers and cyclocross competitors, and gravel grinders without ever leaving Kansas. The Blue River Bicycle Club in southern Johnson County, formed in 1994, is one of the oldest and largest in the region. Members of all backgrounds, ages and skill levels get together weekly to hone their skills, motivate each other, promote safe cycling and simply have fun. "The sport of cycling as a whole is growing at a rapid rate," club president Leo Esposito says. "Kansas City is a fantastic place to cycle. The area is becoming more bike-friendly with the addition of bike lanes, cycling equipment has gotten much better, and we’ve even seen the rise of major cycling events locally such as the Dirty Kanza." The club has approximately 60 members, from ages 14 through their mid-70s, representing a range of riding disciplines and skill levels. "We don't have a formal mission statement other than that our goal is to promote the sport of cycling and support anyone who is interested in learning more about cycling and how to ride responsibly," Leo says. "Membership is 100 percent open to anyone who wants to join. We really pride ourselves on embracing diversity on all scales. We have never turned anyone away who has reached out to us about becoming a member." The club holds rides every Thursday night and Saturday morning from March through September along with annual and quarterly meetings. Leo encourages anyone who is interested in learning about cycling to check out the club website, BlueRiverBicycleClub.com. 28

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ARTICLE ALAN GOFORTH | PHOTOGRAPHY PAUL VERSLUIS

Blue River B i cy c l e C l u b ON THE ROAD TO FUN AND FITNESS

Gil Radolovich Retired Scientist and Senior Vice President of MRIGlobal, Age 70 Although Gil Radolovich retired as a scientist, he never stops exploring. He began riding in the summer of 1994 and since has owned eight different bikes and experienced all types of riding. "What attracted me most about biking was the sense of freedom rolling over the rural roads of Johnson, Miami and Douglas Counties with the wind always against my face and the simple pursuit of speed and distance," he says. "I was instantly smitten with the sport of cycling and the physical challenges it offered." He has served as treasurer since the club was founded by Ariel Mendez, former owner of the Leawood Bicycle Shop. Gil credits cycling with keeping him active and fit at an age when many other retirees would be content to sit in front of the television. "As for my personal goals, they are simply to continue to ride as long as I can and help newcomers to the wonderful sport of cycling," he says. "I’m pretty sure that if you give cycling a try, you could be smitten too."

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BICYCLE CLUB

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R i c h B o rt Regional Vice President of AXA Advisors

Rich Bort purchased a bike so he could stay in shape following a shoulder injury in college, and has rarely missed a day since. "My passion is road cycling," he says. "I have competed in sanctioned races for 30-plus years. My favorite places to ride are the country roads south of Kansas City, Colorado, California—actually, anywhere." Rich raced at a professional level for two years. He was Kansas state criterium champion several times, as well as overall state champion in his age group. He encourages others to give cycling a try, regardless of their skill level. "Being a member is great for people just starting to get into the sport and cyclists competing at a high level," he says. "Most of my closest friends have come from our club. Cycling is a great physical activity regardless of your age or skill level."

R a f fa e l e S a d u n Chief Financial Officer of SelectQuote, Age 42 After a long day of crunching numbers, nothing beats the open road for Raffaele Sadun. "I love being outside, getting exercise and clearing my head," he says. "I’m not always sure what I think about when I’m out on the road, but I always come back with a smile on my face and in a happier mood— my wife will attest to this!" He started out as a mountain biker but later found road cycling more to his liking. "I enjoy going south on Mission Road down to 215th Street," he says. "It’s a beautiful ride, has fewer cars and it doesn’t take long from my house to really feel like you’re out in the country." He joined the club two years ago and enjoys the friendships as much as the rides. "I like the sense of camaraderie and the fact that people have very different backgrounds," he says. "We all share some level of passion for cycling, but we also have our other lives that are interesting to learn about."

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Ethan Luebbe Mechanical Engineer, Age 31 Ethan Luebbe went into Leawood Bicycle Shop to purchase his first bike and came out of the store with a new passion after owner Ariel Mendez convinced him to give the club a try. "It was a big help early on having experienced riders and racers like Tim Fisher and Freddie Timbrell around to ride with and get the basics down since I had zero cycling experience going in," he says. "I’ve also enjoyed the easier-going atmosphere of the club. The best part of the club is it happens to be a great group of people." Although Ethan also does cyclocross and mountain biking, road cycling is his strength. He won the Tour of Lawrence as a Category 3 racer and has set his sights on now winning as a Category 2 racer. He encourages others to give the sport a shot. "You will have the real sense you accomplished something for the day, and, if you're open to it, you can meet some cool people along the way," he says.

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BICYCLE CLUB

(CON TI N U ED)

R o b b i e G a u lt Owner of Small Haul Containers, Age 31 Robbie Gault grew up mountain biking in North Carolina. When he moved to Kansas, where mountains are in short supply, he switched to road cycling. A club member invited him on a 40-mile ride three years ago, and he has been an active member ever since. "We have amazing sponsors and skilled riders who make being a part of Blue River Bicycle Club an honor," he says. "My cycling dramatically improved from the time I started riding with the club." Robbie has accomplished several of his goals while challenging himself with tougher ones. "My biggest accomplishment to date is probably a 125-mile ride in the heat of July with temperatures above 95 degrees. The heat is a tough battle," he says. "I would love to ride the Dirty Kanza 200-mile gravel ride soon." Whether it's cycling or another activity, he encourages others to find their passion. "Pick something that you enjoy doing and fall in love with it!" he says.

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Rya n G e o r g e Wealth Management Advisor, Age 40 Ryan George enjoyed watching the Tour de France so much that he decided to try cycling for himself. His hard work eventually paid off. "Earlier this year, I won my first real race," he says. "It was only a Category 5 race, and yes, there were only six people in it, but it was a real race that I won! I would like to go up a couple of categories and maybe race a few more times per year. I also have a secret goal to be faster than certain guys in the club. They know who they are." Although cycling is an individual sport, Ryan credits his fellow club members for helping him succeed. "All are welcome," he says "No matter your background, age, occupation or riding level, the club has room for everyone. My favorite aspect of the club is the diversity of riders. I have been able to grow as a rider and find others to compete against but also engage socially with everyone no matter how strong a rider they are or what they do for a living."

S h aw n B r i g g s Project Manager, Age 47

Shawn Briggs' parents gave him a road bike when he turned 13, and he still loves the sport more than

Photo by Travis Carroll

three decades later. "I like cycling because of the freedom to explore that it provides and the fact that it is me generating the energy to explore," he says. "I primarily do road cycling but also enjoy getting on my bike and just exploring—pavement, dirt, gravel or whatever." A coworker invited him to the club, which connected him with the local cycling community. "I just like the friendly feel of the group, the variety of the rides and the vision of taking on a larger role in promoting cycling in and around the Kansas City metro area," Shawn says. A lifetime of cycling has helped Shawn achieve important goals while striving for new ones. "I had a severe accident a couple of years ago, and my love for cycling drove me to recover faster and better than was predicted," he says. "I want to do a self-supported two-day gravel bike packing trip this year and a couple of road races in 2019." June 2018 | Leawood Lifestyle

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Another perk of Edison Spaces for small business? One flat rate and a three-month minimum. “We know small businesses are in the process of scaling, but often can’t predict their size in one year, much less three. That’s why we don’t lock them into long-term contracts. They can commit to three months and go month to month following. It’s our goal to help them grow in Edison Spaces and eventually, grow out of Edison Spaces,” says Matt Druten, co-founder, and managing director. “We developed Edison Spaces to provide entrepreneurs and small businesses in Kansas City the opportunity to focus on growth, as opposed to the challenges of a complicated real estate transaction and the logistics of setting up their own office from top to bottom,” said Druten. “Edison Spaces fills a need in the marketplace for small to midsize businesses who want privacy, and collaboration but aren’t interested in co-working.”

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ARTIST’S PALETTE

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positive attitudes about getting active

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PARTING THOUGHTS

Elevate Kindness Challenge POSITIVITY WALL

THE WINNERS OF OUR FINAL STUDENT ROUND OF ELEVATE CAME FROM PRAIRIE

TRAIL

MIDDLE

SCHOOL.

These four girls created a Positivity Wall in their school that the entire student body could choose to participate in to create a more positive environment. “We wanted to do something different and fun that the whole school could really participate in," one of the students says. "Immediately, we all thought it would be fun to build a wall of positive words and phrases. By doing the Positivity Wall, we thought, this way, everyone would be able to see it and read the comments

notice that students would stop in front of the wall

on the wall to hopefully make their day a

to read what was written.

little bit better!"

“This wall was right down the hall from the main

For students to participate in the wall,

entrance of the school," one student says. "When peo-

the four girls set boxes out around the

ple walked in, we wanted them to see this wall, read

school with a sign letting them know that

some of these notes, and to pass on the kindness that

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the read. These notes not only encouraged students

box. At the end of each week, they would

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kindness to someone else that maybe needed it.”

wall, and staple them up for everyone to

We are very proud of what these girls accom-

see. They also occasionally went to classes

plished in their school and were so excited to

to ask if anyone would like to participate.

award them $1,000 as our final student round

“Overall, our school did a very good

winner. Look for our two grand prize winners of

job at adding notes to the Positivity Wall,”

$5,000 from our special edition teacher round

the student says.

highlighted in our July issue.

Gradually the wall of kind notes got larger and larger, and the girls started to 50

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EVERYTHING SALES EVENT

20-50% OFF

In-Stock & Custom Orders Included

Once

each year and just in June, every breathtaking home furnishing at Seville Home is offered at gallery-wide savings. Artisan-crafted and designer selected. Imagine the beautiful possibilities . . .

• 20-50% OFF EVERYTHING

Including all In-Stock & Custom Orders*

• 40% OFF Bernhardt Interiors Boutique Grand Opening Pricing Continues

• 50% OFF “Summer Classics” Luxury Outdoor Including Beautiful In-Stock & Custom Orders

• And No Interest Financing for 12 Months

Selections from Bernhardt Interiors Boutique shown here

SevilleHome.com | @sevillehome | 913-663-4663 5205 W. 135TH STREET LEAWOOD, KS Sale prices valid thru July 2nd. • Not valid with other offers or on prior purchases. • American Leather Comfort Sleepers and Comfort Recliners excluded. • See store for complete details.

Preferred By Designers and Open To Everyone!

Leawood, KS June 2018  

June 2018 Issue of Leawood Lifestyle

Leawood, KS June 2018  

June 2018 Issue of Leawood Lifestyle