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have had the privilege of having so many inspirational women in my life as role models, mentors and friends- women who build each other up and strengthen each other. As I reflect on the many amazing women who have touched my life and impacted me in so many ways over the years, I see the beautiful faces of so many friends, family, coworkers, sisters and neighbors. However, the one who stands out as the one who has shaped so much of who I am and what I strive to be like is my mother.

My mom has such a magnetic, dynamic personality that it is hard to even put into words all that she encompasses. She is a fireball of energy and is ready and willing to help anyone at anytime. Growing up, she could make us laugh so hard our sides hurt in one instance, embarrass us with things like random pop-ins to fix our hair at school, and turn around and inspire us with her tenacity and passionate spirit. She raised ten kids, and upon my youngest brother going to kindergarten, she went back to school to earn her nursing degree and has been a hospice nurse ever since. She has taught me the lesson of compassion and selflessness as I watched by her example take in extra children in need to live with us from time to time, sometimes allowing them to live with us for years. She opened her home for gettogethers with Sudan refugees, inner-city kids and really to anyone that we brought to her attention of needing a little help. On many occasions, lonely neighbors or a spouse of a past hospice patient would join our family for holidays because my mother wanted them to have a place to feel welcome.

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CUDDLE UP PUP DOGGIE BOUTIQUE OPENING Formerly established Lakewood Montessori School at 951 NE Wildwood Drive in Lee’s Summit will soon reopen after an extensive renovation as Cuddle Up Pup, a premier pet resort with over 10,000 square feet. The boutique-styled doggie daycare experience will be unparalleled in setting, services and quality supervision. No expense has been spared during the renovation including bedroom-like pet suites with full tempered glass doors for viewing, multiple spacious indoor and outdoor play areas and webcams.  Additionally, the rooms will offer private and social areas by age groups, size and temperament that are complete with their own private play yards. The highly trained and lovable daycare attendants will be on hand 24 hours. Other services will include full-service grooming and retail. Expected opening date is planned for June 2017. For additional information and waitlist scheduling, please contact Stephanie at Cuddleuppup@outlook.com.

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Locally Owned

Portable Chef ARTICLE TAMMY RICHARDS | PHOTOGRAPHY JANIE JONES

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iring a caterer for a corporate event,

In 1996, as a mother of a 2-year-old son

private party, luncheon or wedding is an

and with another on the way, Fowler left her

extremely common occurrence in most met-

job, moved her family to Lee’s Summit, built

ropolitan areas. The Portable Chef, a Lee’s

a house with a licensed catering kitchen

Summit-based caterer celebrating its 20th

and officially started a home-based catering

anniversary in business, has set itself apart in

company now known as The Portable Chef.

the industry through an innovative business model and unique workforce.

chose Lee’s Summit because it was legal to

Waiting tables as a student at the University

run a catering operation out of my home,"

of Kansas and later as a young actress trying

Fowler says. "It’s been a perfect city for my

to make her way in Los Angeles, Kim Fowler

business and raising my two boys.”

learned the restaurant business. After return-

The staff of The Portable Chef is unusual. It

ing to the Kansas City area, she began man-

consists of a hardworking group of depend-

aging restaurants and soon was promoted to

able full and part-time workers, women rang-

catering manager.

ing in age from 34 to 72. A majority of the

“I had always thought I wanted to own a

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"I had grown up in Overland Park, but

staff has worked together for 15 years.

restaurant, but after learning the catering

“Our staff is one of the main reasons we have

side of service I was intrigued with the idea of

been successful," Fowler says. “We have neigh-

having a guaranteed guest count, menu and

bors, sisters, friends and two sets of mothers and

timeline,” Fowler says. “This left the guessing

daughters. We are supportive of one another

out of the equation.”

and share a genuine love and friendship.”

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Fowler's mom Jeri Migliazzo, the “dessert lady,” bookkeeper and seamstress plays a major part in the company’s success. “My mom is my best friend and my hero. She wears many hats at The Portable Chef, and I could not have started my business or currently own my business without her," Fowler says. "Our labor force is like no other in the city. The company would fail if these particular women were not in place.”

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The Portable Chef turned 20 years old this year. By placing emphasis on exceptional service, flavorful foods and eccentric table design, they have been able to secure long-standing clients such as the Kansas City Ballet and the American Royal. Their progressive

approach

to

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ensures every event and menu is personalized to satisfy the needs of each client. “We have found our niche with our friendly, hardworking staff and gorgeous style of decorating paired with our unique seasonal menus,” Fowler explains. “This has ensured trusting relationships with our clients and their continuous repeat business.” While very content with her business, Fowler recognizes the human side to being a female business owner and what really matters in the world of a successful single mom. “I have worked from home, with detailed organization, hardwork, an exceptional staff and the grace of God I raised my two boys all by myself and the catering business has supported us," she says. "That is my biggest accomplishment." 20

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BEFORE

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STEP 2

You know that incredible feeling when you are completely put together, hair and makeup? Throw your hair in a messy topknot and you can have that feeling every day with my five-step makeup regime! And, if you’ve never learned how to do your makeup properly, these tips are for you!

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Powder: Blend any creases first, then lightly dust powder over

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STEP 3

STEP 4

STEP 5

STEP 3: BLUSH TOOLS: LARGE BRUSH OR ANGLED BRUSH BLUSH: Smile and apply blush to the apples of your cheeks. Think

of applying along an imaginary line from the bottom of your nose to the top of your ear.

STEP 4: LIPS TOOLS: (OPTIONAL) LIP BRUSH AND TISSUE TO BLOT LIP GLOSS: You can’t mess this up. Pick your favorite gloss,

lipstick or stain and apply! For lasting power, blot with a tissue or blotting paper and re-apply a few times.

STEP 5: HIGHLIGHTER TOOLS: FINGERTIPS OR A LARGE BRUSH HIGHLIGHTER: This is a makeup artist’s secret to a healthy

glow. Put a small amount of highlighter on your fingers or drag a large brush through a light, shimmery eyeshadow or blush. Apply on brow bone and top of cheekbones for a supermodel finish. Think of applying highlighter in a “c” shape around the eyes and on top of the cheekbones.

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The laws of every state vary. For this reason, a party should consult with an attorney who is licensed and competent to practice law in their jurisdiction. Generally, parties are not to move marital funds while a divorce is pending or reasonably anticipated. But in some circumstances, a party might move money anyway. They might move it from a joint bank account, or investment account, into an account in their name. Some individuals might not move all the money, but maybe just a portion of the money without any advanced notice or conversation. While this might not be a sign of a looming divorce in every circumstance, this can certainly be a big warning sign in many cases that a divorce is about to come. After all, why would a party be moving significant sums of money (without any discussions or agreement about this) otherwise? In some marriages, the couple might agree to maintain separate bank accounts. This is normal in many marriages because some parties might have

different spending and saving habits. But when significant sums of money are being moved without any prior notice or conversation, a party should certainly be concerned. In many of these cases, it might be time for a party to begin considering their options quickly if this has happened to ensure that marital money is not transferred, concealed, dissipated or encumbered without their assent — and without their ability to bring it back into the marital estate. The reality is that the movement of money is often a significant sign that a divorce is about to be filed, and to prepare appropriately if so. If you are going through a divorce, Stange Law Firm, PC can help. We have lawyers available to help you rebuild your life. When you retain our firm, you will receive access to your case through Your Case Tracker in addition to receiving your lawyer’s personal cell phone number. Call today to schedule your confidential consultation.

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ARTICLE NATALIE FIELEKE | PHOTOGRAPHY JANIE JONES

Inspirational Women of Lee's Summit

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ou probably know her. She’s the vibrant spirit who, when life handed her a lemon, she took it and made the sweetest

lemonade. Now she shares a cup with you as you sit on the back porch and chat about life. She enriches the lives of others through her unique passion and charitable efforts. She is a mother, a co-worker, a friend. She is a Lee’s Summit Woman of Influence. CONTINUED >

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INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN (CON TI N U ED)

Vicki Gardner

Christine Loneman

When a family friend, Stephanie Vest, was diagnosed with

When Christine Loneman completed her degree in hospital-

cancer in 2008, Vicki Gardner and her fellow neighbors rallied

ity management from the University of Missouri-Columbia, she

and coordinated a 5K to help cover the young family’s expenses.

returned home to join her family’s businesses, Faulkner’s Ranch. It

Although Vest sadly passed away in December 2008, this expe-

was a natural transition for the Kansas City native, who grew up

rience opened Gardner’s eyes to the fact that many families who

helping in her grandparent’s western wear store and as an event

have a loved one undergoing cancer treatment have financial

producer for Benjamin Ranch, where she coordinated events of all

needs they are unable to meet.

sizes, including rodeos, conventions, weddings and picnics.

In 2011, Gardner helped form the Stephanie Vest Foundation to

Loneman’s passion for hospitality and events, as well as her fam-

both memorialize her friend and provide financial grants to fami-

ily tradition of service, guided her in developing the ranch into a

lies who have a loved one undergoing cancer treatment. Financial

place where anyone can experience Midwestern hospitality. Now,

assistance is awarded to Kanas City metro families with at least

thousands of families and school children visit the ranch each year.

one dependent and is tailored to cover individual families’ needs

Loneman says she is grateful to work alongside her father, mother

such as mortgage payments, rental payments, cleaning, grocer-

and brother each day. She is energized as she sees the Faulkner’s

ies and other nonmedical expenses. The foundation is unique

experience coming full-circle as a year-round event venue.

because it offers immediate financial relief to bridge the financial gap when a parent cannot work due to cancer treatment.  “When we make that phone call, it’s the best feeling in the world,” says Gardner, who manages the foundation. “Many times, people break down and cry. That’s what keeps me going is the family’s response."

“It thrills me to get inquiries from people who have come to the pumpkin patch as a child and are now looking for a wedding venue,” Loneman says. “I love that we’ve been a strong family tradition in the community and are a happy memory for so many children.” Loneman is proud of Faulker’s work as a partner in education with Summit Technology Academy. With her event planning back-

The Stephanie Vest Foundation is funded by a 5K each

ground, she is currently helping develop Summit’s hospitality and

October and a trivia event in February. One hundred percent of

tourism program coursework. In addition, she is active in the cul-

the proceeds go to families receiving assistance. To date, more

tural sorority Beta Sigma Phi as well as Lee’s Summit, Grandview

than 90 families have received assistance totaling $200,000. For

and South Kansas City Chambers of Commerce.

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Tr a c e e C o b b

Susie Gale

Tracee Cobb was working as a third-grade teacher when

After losing her 22-year-old son, Kyle Zammar, to a rare car-

she was invited to join Young Life high school student min-

diac condition in May 2006, Susie Gale chose to use her grief to

istry as a volunteer, and God wrecked her in the very best

honor her son’s legacy. In 2012, together with family and friends,

way, she says. Now as the area staff director for Young Life in

she created Mantels and Martinis, a holiday home tour which

Lee’s Summit, Cobb spends her days investing in the lives of

raises money to carry on the work Zammer would have done as

high school students at Tuesday night club, summer camp, in

a special education teacher and coach.

small-group settings or when she invites masses of students

The popular December event featuring New Longview-area

over to her house for dinner. She attends students’ sporting

homes has now raised more than $80,000 for Special Olympics

events and becomes part of their lives.

in Eastern Jackson County and the New Longview Foundation.

“The biggest reward is getting to love kids no matter where

In 2016, Gale became president of Kyle’s Gift, a 501(c)(3) corpo-

they are,” Cobb says. “We listen to them and say Jesus offers

ration that will channel Mantles and Martinis funds to continue

them a fuller life than they can imagine. We hope that one day it

supporting the Special Olympics and provide grants to support

might click, but we love them even if it never does."

the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of special

Cobb says it’s her privilege to walk with students through all

needs children and adults in western Missouri.

life’s ups and downs and to maintain a connection over the years.

"I’m so very grateful that so many good-hearted people have

She describes being able to comfort one student seven years

come together through Kyle’s Gift to carry on some of the work

ago when the girl’s father ended his life. Even today, she main-

he would have done,” Gale says. “It’s such a joy to see Kyle’s leg-

tains a strong bond with the former student.

acy and loving spirit live on."

“My alumni don’t leave. They become family and friends in this

As a retired Lee’s Summit teacher turned realtor, Gale has

lifelong ministry,” Cobb says. “Young Life is like this giant family

instructed thousands of students in language arts and in the

where leaders love one another, and we model that for students.”

district’s gifted program, which she helped create. She has given her time to numerous organizations over the years, including the Lee’s Summit Educational Foundation, the PTA, ReDiscover, Habitat for Humanity and Harvesters.

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A Mother's Love

An Adoption Story

ARTICLE ADRIANE TAYLOR | PHOTOGRAPHY PAUL VERSLUIS AND TRICIA BASKA OF SNAP PHOTOGRAPHY

There are stories of motherhood that sit deep in the soul, Photo by Paul Versluis

grapple with emotions and send waves of inspiration that challenge everything known about a mother’s love. For Julie Chamberlin and Jenise Miller, their story encompasses this but is also one wrapped in faith, hope and sacrifice. It is a story worthy of praise and a tale of motherhood that truly defines love without limits.  

CONTINUED >

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A MOTHER’S LOVE (CON TI N U ED)

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Family has always been an ideal embraced by Chamberlin. Growing up in a family

she felt was a grim picture. Miller knew the system was

of 12, she was acutely aware of her desire to have much of the same. She got a

not working in her favor and came to the realization that

glimpse of her future at the age of 10 when she recalls God spoke to her heart that

she needed to find another way.

she was going to have a black son. Chamberlin was both enthused and confused by this revelation and filed it away in her mind.

“If I could describe how I felt walking through the process of adoption, picture me sitting in a dark room by

In 2007, she married her love, Austin, and their hopes of a growing family began

myself and God being the small dim light bulb hanging

to take shape. But as with many things in life, their wishes would not come easily,

from the ceiling," Miller says. "I did not want Troy to go

and the Chamberlins’ beliefs were put through the most grueling of tests—a five-

through the mud with me, and I knew breaking my back

year trial that included four miscarriages, two of which occurred within one year.

was still not going to be enough. God said to me, ‘There

Chamberlin began to feel as if her maternal aspirations were fading and on her

is another way. Look at yourself. Why don't we find a

birthday, July 8, 2012, while in the depths of her grief she bought a journal.

really nice family for Troy?’ It was bittersweet.”

“It was at that time that I asked God to take my pen and write my story,” she says. And in true miraculous fashion, God was ready to write a masterpiece. Miller’s testament reveals a different reality. Growing up in Kansas City, Miller watched her own mother, who was 14 when Miller was born, work tirelessly to provide for her family. Miller was a stellar student and wanted nothing more than

And this is when simultaneous destiny brought them all together. CONTINUED >

a future that would relieve her family of life’s pressures that made upward mobility a struggle. But then, during a time when Miller felt adrift, she discovered she was pregnant, and her childhood came to an abrupt end. On March 1, 2011, 16-year old Miller gave birth to Troy. She recalls having Troy was the most treasured part of her life. Still, there were nights they cried together, unsure what the future would hold. The judgment she faced only added to what

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A MOTHER’S LOVE (CON TI N U ED)

Chamberlin was an adoption caseworker at The Lighthouse, an agency specializing in adoption and assisting women in parenting. Although she worked with infant adoption on a regular basis, personally, she had always had a heart for older children in the foster care system and most of her life believed that one day she would open her home to an older child. Miller had never considered adoption while pregnant but understood that in order to give Troy what she wanted him to have most, happiness, she would have to allow a loving family to embrace him. On July 10, Chamberlin received an e-mail from her mother that she had been praying for her and that she felt God tell her that her daughter would be a mother and would be a mother very soon. This confused her because she was going through a miscarriage that week.  Two hours later, Chamberlin received a call from a private adoption lawyer that told her about a 16-month old boy named Troy and his mother who were seeking an open adoption. Although Chamberlin had been approached about other children on several occasions before, this felt very different. She felt a stirring in her heart to meet them. July 13 marked their first visit and by July 22, Troy was placed in the Chamberlins' arms. Through tears, Miller knew they had all found the perfect match. It felt like destiny and God’s plan for Troy’s life was beginning to unfold. Those closest to the Chamberlins describe the immediate and complete joy that Troy brought to the family. “I don’t think I will ever forget the beaming smiles on their faces that they wore constantly for months. After watching them go through so much heartache, the pure joy and gift of Troy to this family was so evident,” Julie’s mother says. Photo by Paul Versluis

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Photo by Paul Versluis

Photo by Paul Versluis

The attachment was very natural for Austin, Julie and their new son, Troy. He was

Today Austin and Julie Chamberlin have been blessed

the perfect fit for their family, and the bonding was immediate. The Chamberlins

with another son while Troy proudly wears the crown

could feel God’s hand in the whole thing and knew the extended families of all

of “big brother.” As for Miller, she is building upon her

involved were praying for the transition and for Troy’s heart, and those prayers

dreams by attending college and wants to communicate

were answered. Troy is confident in his family, is very protective of his mom and is

one last thing to all mothers considering adoption:

proud to be a Chamberlin. He loves his story.

"Don't be afraid. The only thing that matters is the

“The open adoption has been a very healthy and beautiful experience. It does not

well-being of your child. Children are brought into this

take away from the fact that I am his mother. He knows the difference, and it’s joyful. It’s

world with love and forgiveness in their hearts, and

not broken but feels whole,” Chamberlin says.

even though Troy isn’t with me physically, I still feel

There is no formula for adoption but, for this family, the method is close to

him. I feel his love like he is right by my side. So let God

seamless. This does not mean that there are never any tears shed, as Chamberlin

guide you and keep an open mind and an open heart."

expressed her heart broke for Miller’s sacrifice, but both believe there is a certain

“His love of his birth mom does not take away

joy and beauty in being adopted. Chamberlin believes it brings an acceptance that

from his love of me,” Chamberlin says. “It has allowed

everyone has been adopted by God.

him to know his heritage as well, and he is able to

“With every visit, I receive a little kiss from God reminding me that I am still his birth mom. In the beginning, there was a lot of bitter and the end, lots of sweet,” Miller says. Their adoption has reinvented what family means and exemplifies a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning. Together, they have successfully established an open communication and rich family traditions.

see his whole story.”

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Realty Report

Lee’s Summit Realty Report

Subdivision

Architecture

Floor Plan

Price Original

Price Sale

Ridgewood Hills

BDRM F/B H/B 4

2

1

Traditional

2 Stories

$230,000.00

$231,000.00

Pryor Meadows

4

2

1

Traditional

Atrium Split

$240,000.00

$240,000.00

Fountains at Raintree

4

2

1

Traditional

Ranch

$285,000.00

$269,090.00

Windsboro

5

3

2

Traditional

1.5 Stories

$287,000.00

$281,500.00

Winterset Park

4

2

1

Traditional

2 Stories

$310,000.00

$290,000.00

Monarch View

4

3

0

Traditional

California Split, Front/Back Split

$319,000.00

$300,000.00

Lakewood

3

3

0

Traditional

1.5 Stories

$319,900.00

$312,500.00

Meadows Of Winterset

4

3

1

Traditional

2 Stories

$330,000.00

$320,000.00

Longview Farm

4

4

1

Traditional

1.5 Stories

$329,500.00

$324,500.00

Oaks Ridge Meadows

4

4

1

Traditional

2 Stories, 3 Stories

$338,900.00

$326,000.00

Bent Tree Bluff

5

3

1

Traditional

2 Stories

$334,900.00

$333,750.00

Woodland Trails

5

3

0

Traditional

Reverse 1.5 Story

$359,000.00

$346,500.00

Trails of Park Ridge

2

2

0

Traditional

Ranch

$359,000.00

$349,000.00

Winterset Park

4

4

1

Traditional

2 Stories

$367,500.00

$367,500.00

Belmont Farms

4

3

1

Traditional

1.5 Stories

$374,000.00

$375,000.00

Lakewood Shores

3

3

1

Traditional

Reverse 1.5 Story

$452,500.00

$400,000.00

Legacy Wood

4

3

0

Traditional

Ranch, Reverse 1.5 Story

$409,900.00

$415,950.00

Dalton's Ridge

4

4

0

Traditional

Ranch, Reverse 1.5 Story

$409,950.00

$417,500.00

Raintree Lake

4

2

2

Traditional

Reverse 1.5 Story

$444,900.00

$425,000.00

Park Ridge Summit

4

3

1

Traditional

2 Stories

$403,000.00

$428,469.00

Park Ridge Summit

4

3

0

Traditional

Reverse 1.5 Story

$444,980.00

$444,980.00

Lakewood

5

5

0

Traditional

2 Stories

$549,950.00

$510,000.00

Other

5

4

1

Traditional

1.5 Stories

$599,000.00

$585,000.00

Lake Lotawana

4

3

1

Traditional

1.5 Stories

$898,000.00

$800,000.00

Other

4

4

1

French

1.5 Stories

$1,295,000.00

$1,100,000.00

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THE CIT Y OF LEE’S SUMMIT:

A MECCA OF LAKE HOME COMMUNITIES! 42

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owhere in Missouri or Kansas can you find so many lake communities in one city! Lee’s Summit is well-known for the selection of lake communities available to homeowners.  Consider all the options: Lake Winnebago, Raintree Lake, Lakewood, Lake

Lotawana and Woodland Shores on Prairie Lake to name a few. Each lake community provides a select set of amenities which include a variety of lake-permitted activities, swimming pools, clubhouses, golf and even equestrian options. The Renee Amey Team is expert in matching the desires and needs of the lake community buyer with the community that meets their specific needs. The recap below is a useful tool in comparing the different options and summarizing the amenities of each lake. "We are ready with answers for potential buyers on the specific details for each lake spanning from questions on water depth, boat size, dock options, lot sizes, amenities, availability of clubhouses, community centers, swimming pools, golf courses and commutability to the metro area," Amey says. "Nowhere else is the array of amenities as strong as those provided in these communities, so much so that we have highlighted their differences on our website, LeesSummitLakeHomes.com.”  http://leessummitlakehomes.com/lake-comparison/

INSIGHT INTO THREE OF THE PREMIER LAKE COMMUNITIES IN LEE’S SUMMIT

444 South Shore Lake Winnebago

LAKE WINNEBAGO If you do not know about the best-kept secret in lake communities, then take a drive down 291 Highway south to Lake Winnebago. This quaint, custom community is home to 550 households and offers a wide array of amenities and water activities including skiing and wakeboarding. This community is in the midst of a lake expansion targeted to increase lake size to approximately 400-plus acres, which will open up more than 300 lots with new construction homes. Work is already underway clearing land behind the present dam which will make way for a new dam. CONTINUED >

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Raintree 4944 Gull Point Drive $499,900

RAINTREE LAKE A very popular lake for families and lake activity enthusiasts, this lake offers options of water skiing, wakeboarding, fishing, or just enjoying the views! This community has a larger population of nearly 2,100 households with a larger amount of land and homes surrounding the lake. This well-developed community offers plenty of green spaces, ponds, a clubhouse  and a community pool. One listing of the Renee Amey Team, 5112 SW  Surf Scooter St., was even televised on HGTV!

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LAKEWOOD This well-developed lake community offers the widest array of amenities with options such as golfing, multiple swimming pools, playground/park areas in addition to lake activities including sailing, pontoon boating, fishing and swimming. All activities fall under a “no wake lake” rule.  Lakewood is home to approximately 2,400 households as well 3607 Lake Drive Lakewood

and is located in a very commutable area off 470 Highway near I-70.

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MAY 20 KANSAS CITY CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY DISPLAY AND SALE POWELL GARDENS The Kansas City Cactus and Succulent Society is dedicated to providing an education platform for people to share information about

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growing succulents. Join them in the Grand Hall for educational information and a plant sale featuring a mix of cacti and succulents.

MAY 26 FOURTH FRIDAY'S ART WALK DOWNTOWN LEE'S SUMMIT Fourth Fridays Art Walks in Downtown Lee’s Summit are packed with a variety of activities including artist receptions, artist showcases, Music in the Park at Howard Station Park, street theater, Yoga in the Streets, and even some surprises! 

MAY 28 GREAT AMAZING RACE FRANKE SOCCER FIELDS The Great Amazing Race is a fun adventure race in which teams tackle a course with a variety of fun-filled tasks.Teams should be prepared

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to get a little dirty and wet. Help fight pediatric cancer by donating two pairs of used sneakers and receive a 2-minute time eraser token for the race. Visit GreatAmazingRace.com for details.

JUNE 2 - 4 DOWNTOWN DAYS DOWNTOWN LEE'S SUMMIT Downtown Days is a family-friendly festival featuring live entertainment, arts and crafts, a carnival, delicious food vendors, a kids’ area, and much more!


National Blue Ribbon School Award from Department of Education Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award Magnus Category

INSPIRING SPIRITUAL AND ACADEMIC GROWTH Call to Schedule a Tour Kindergarten through Eighth Grade CALL TOinformation SCHEDULE A “Parents” TOUR.tab on the website Visit registration under the

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