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Saturday, September 30 • When: Docks open noon-5:00pm. Restaurant will be open for lunch, cocktails and dinner. • Where: At the Marina Grog and Galley, Lake Lotawana, MO - Highway 7 then East on Colbern Road to Gate 1, Go right at the church. • Cost: Free/Donations to the Lake Lotawana Parks and Rec Foundation are welcomed.

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nspire comes from the Latin word that means to “enflame” or to “breathe life into.” Doing things that inspire us energizes us and makes us feel more alive. Inspiration doesn’t always have to stem from natural talents and abilities but instead is something that motivates us and is about connecting with what we are passionate about deep within.

Music is that for me. I have been musical ever since I can remember, and it has always come very natural to me. As a little girl, I constantly made up songs and loved to go to friends houses who could teach me how to play whatever instruments they had at their house, and I would often daydream about when I could have an instrument of my own. I still remember getting my first piano, and later, as a teenager, my first guitar and spending countless hours playing. I have always played by ear over reading music, but that may have been out of necessity, as growing up in a large family didn’t lend itself to endless music lessons. Thankfully, I could hear a song and play it pretty quickly by messing around on the keys or strings for a little bit. Music has always played a huge roll in my life and has inspired and invigorated me in a way that is unique from all other interests I have ever had. It makes me feel alive. We all have something that inspires us in a unique way. In the busy stages of our life where it’s hard to even find time to sit for 10 minutes, those things often get pushed to the side. I don’t sit down on the piano or pick up the guitar very often these days, but music is on almost constantly at my house, filling me up in a different way. I have always had a desire to learn to play the cello, and so maybe one day when my kids are older and time allows, I will accomplish that goal, but for now, I am helping my kid facilitate what inspires them. We are featuring music and dance in our August issue. It was so fun to discover so many unique ways people are expressing themselves  around the city. Artists and musicians reveal so much of themselves through their work that it exposes a vulnerability that is refreshing and invigorating, and I appreciate the creativity and honestly behind unveiling a part of themselves through their craft.

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Local musician makes magic on the harmonica.

28 Introducing Marissa Richardson

Dramatic Truth Ballet Theatre Company

36 Third Street Social

Downtown Lee’s Summit Gets Social

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Financial advisor Thom Schlosser and his family helped distribute 8,000 Royals hats to happy clients.

Judge James Tobin and his wife, Cindy, with their financial advisor Thom Schlosser.

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AROUND TOWN LAKE LOTAWANA WOOD & CLASSIC BOAT CLUB CHARITABLE EVENT The Lake Lotawana Wood & Classic Boat Club and The Marina Grog & Galley will be hosting an on-water boat display featuring many classic and rare boats. The first 20 couples providing a $2,000 tax deductible donation to Lake Lotawana Parks and Rec Foundation will be able to sponsor a boat, enjoy a cocktail and BBQ buffet at a private home on the lake, Friday September 29. Starting on  Saturday September 30, boat sponsors will participate in a private morning view of the boats along with a private morning and afternoon boat cruise. In addition, boat sponsors will be invited to an evening cocktail & dinner party held Saturday September 30, as well as a champagne brunch on the following morning, Sunday October 1. Both to be held at The Marina Grog & Galley. To sign up for this event, or for more information, contact David at 913-530-1608.

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Locally Owned

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n 1987, Troy Pfeifer began building custom homes in Lee’s

If the client is looking to build, getting the best possible price for

Summit. Today, Pfeifer’s original business, Pfeifer King Building

their home allows them to bring more money to the table during the

Corporation, has evolved into a next-generation family enterprise

construction process, putting additional finances into desired home

that provides customers with a one-stop shop to both sell their

amenities or lowering future home payments, Drinkgern explains.

current home and build the home of their dreams.

Whether clients’ end goal is to build or to purchase an exist-

Troy’s son, Justin Pfeifer, grew up on Pfeifer Homes job sites in and

ing home, Destination Home Team real estate professionals offer

around the Lee's Summit community, working on the framing crew

extensive knowledge and commitment to providing the best infor-

from the age of 13. After his beginning jobs with the framing crew,

mation, advice and industry insight.

he worked his way up to shadowing the field superintendents. He

“Our philosophy is simple: Clients come first,” Amanda Pfeifer says.

graduated from Pittsburg State University with a degree in construc-

“We pledge constant communication with clients, keeping them fully

tion management with an emphasis in residential design in 2011 and

informed throughout the entire buying or selling process. We believe

joined his father as vice president of Pfeifer Homes.

that if you’re not left with an amazing experience, we haven’t done our

Troy’s daughter, Amanda Pfeifer, and her husband, Kaleb

job. We measure success through clients’ satisfaction.”

Drinkgern, are the real estate professionals behind Destination

Constant communication is key, both in the real estate transaction

Home Team, a Keller Williams Platinum Partners real estate firm.

and the building process. When customers decide to build with the

Drinkgern explains the family’s working relationship as a seamless

Pfeifer Homes team, they are entering into a close working relation-

process involving himself and his wife as the realtors, himself as

ship through the design, construction and warranty phases with a

acreage expert and his father-in-law and brother-in-law as presi-

builder that focuses on 10-20 homes per year, no two alike.

dent and vice president of Pfeifer Homes.

“What makes our company so unique, is that we operate upon the

“We’re not here to make a quick dollar,” Drinkgern says. “Our goal

design-build advantage system,” Troy Pfeifer explains. “It allows our

is to sell your home for the most money possible, not only because

customers to be an active part in the design of their home. It results in

it’s best for you as the seller, but because it’s best for the next step in

us building a home that fits their lifestyle, needs and budget.”

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TAKE A RIDE WITH JOYRIDE

rom your seat, or the dance floor or the table! It takes quite an effort to stay still or seated when the three local men and one woman

Robin credits '80s rock bands as her influence, along with old school country.

who comprise Joyride hit the stage. Lead vocalist Robin Siemens belts out her renditions of

“My father turned me onto music, and

some of Heart’s best, along with new and old country songs that stir the soul, alternative tunes

I enjoy playing everywhere,” Robin says.

and raucous rock 'n' roll on occasion.

“Especially lakeside, with a bunch of

In their case, it’s true some things get better with age, and it’s been a good ride for original band members Mark Arbuckle and Scott Stillwell who began as Lee’s Summit

boat-loving, beer drinking, fun-loving people that stop by throughout the poker run!”

High School buddies in the band Nightfall. Scott is a 1979 graduate, and Mark graduated

“My family loved music," Patrick, who rocks

in 1980. Mark's wife, Nancy, who does public relations for the band, graduated from

to rock 'n' roll from the '50s up to today, says.

LSHS in 1981. She enjoys graphic arts as her hobby, and personally designed the logo

"The first concert I went to, my mother took

for her husband’s band.

my sister and I to see Elvis. I think I was 10 at

They renamed the band Joyride after they welcomed Robin, their new lead vocalist, and when Pat, the drummer, came on board.

the time. My influencers were jazz greats like Buddy Rich and Louie Belson, to the great

“We met Robin through my wife Nancy’s co-worker, and Robin went to Winnetonka High

rock drummers Neil Peart, John Bonham and

School with Pat Rowland, our drummer,” Mark says. “We are currently playing at Konrad’s in

Keith Moon. I always have a lot of fun when I

Lee’s Summit, Joe’s Standard in Blue Springs and Smithville VFW. We like to play everywhere,

see people dancing while we're playing.”

and we just try to play good music that people will want to listen and dance to. I was influenced by many guitar players, but listened to a lot of Jimi Hendrix, Aerosmith and Queen.” Mark plays guitar and is on vocals, and Scott plays bass and is also on vocals. The group meshes and the energy is palpable. “My grandfather was a fiddle player on several records in the '50s and '60s. That’s what made me pick up the violin as my first instrument," Scott says. "Lee’s Summit’s music program is what really made me grow as a musician, both in vocal and instrumental music. And my grand uncle was a guitarist.”

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All have “real” day jobs, but the band is their inspiration and passion. Take a look at their website and make plans to see one of their concerts. As they describe it, a joyride is a brief, emotionally exciting interlude. Hear it. Feel it. Move it. Repeat.   Go ahead, take a ride with Joyride. And let their music move you.


Visit Facebook.com/JoyrideKC for more information and the band's schedule. August 2017 | Lee’s Summit Lifestyle

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LOCAL MUSICIAN MAKES MAGIC ON THE HARMONICA

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BRODY BUSTER (CON TI N U ED)

hen Brody Buster was 7 years

roots in Kansas City. He plans to go back to

old, his mother, Jan, placed a

California someday to play some shows.

harmonica in his young hands.

He attended junior college to become a cer-

He soon taught himself to play

tified EMT but wanted to keep playing music,

and discovered a talent and pas-

so he soon formed the Brody Buster Band.

sion that has blossomed into an amazing musical career. Brody brings the harmonica to

“I have a family of firefighters, but when I discovered I could make a living at making my music, I did it,” he says. “Music is what I love.”

life. Listening to him sing and play the blues

He spends days taking care of his two

is pure joy, and his love of performing reaches

young children, Jaycee, 3, and Ziggy, 6, and

out and inspires all who hear him.

then plays his music at night at a variety of

“My mom was in a band called Cotton

venues across the four-state area.

Candy in Kansas City, and played with Sonny

“I played in the International Blues Challenge

Kenner, both blues bands,” he says. “She

in Memphis last February with bands from all

hadn’t played for a few years when I started

over the world. I won six or seven rounds to

playing because she had let it go to be a

make it to the finals, and ended up winning

mom. When she saw I could play, I would sit

the best harmonica player award,” he says.

in with Sonny Kenner, and the first time I ever

“Winning that award has jump-started my

played was at the Levee.”

career. I am going to Montreal, Canada, to play

At 8 years old, he had already played in blues clubs in Memphis on Beale Street, and at age 10 appeared on "The Tonight

with the Montreal Jazz Fest and have national tours booked all summer.” What drives this talented mouth harp player?

Show with Jay Leno" and opened B.B King’s

“Anything I do, I do 100 percent, no mat-

Blues Club in Los Angeles. King once called

ter what it is. Music comes easy for me, and

him, “the greatest harmonica player of our

I like the people I meet and the lifestyle. It

time, despite his age.”

works out good for me with my kids, and I

As a pre-teen, he was invited to perform at

get to spend a lot of time with them,” he says.

the famed Montreux Blues and Jazz Festival in

“I started the one-man band in 2014 out of

Montreux, Switzerland, with Quincy Jones,

necezssity to earn more as a working artist. I

Isaac Hayes, Oleta Adams, Phil Collins and

didn't realize how popular it would become at

others. Brody has also performed with such

the time and am glad that I can pull this off."

greats as James Cotton, Keb Mo, Chaka Khan, Robert Downey Jr. and Richie Haven. He was a regular, popular performer at the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival and

If you want to escape into blues heaven and hear some of the best harmonica tunes in the world, go see him. “Catch me around Kansas City!” 

the old Grand Emporium as a teenager, and made a move to Long Beach, California,

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when he was 17, where he continued to play.

Visit BrodyBuster.com to find out when and

At 20, he felt homesick, so he returned to his

where to see Brody play.

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Introducing

Dramatic Truth Ballet Theatre Company

M

arissa Richardson, born and raised in Missouri, has lived in the Lee’s Summit area for the past 18 years,

most currently residing in Lake Winnebago.

At barely 2 years old, Marissa’s grandmother began teaching her to tap dance in her kitchen. This was the beginning of a great love of dancing. At 9 years old, after seeing the Kansas City Ballet perform in a local park, she fell in love with ballet. Immediately becoming a student at Kansas City Ballet, Marissa took classes in the pre-professional ballet school.

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After a few years and many hours of ballet study, Marissa and

Charlotte Ballet, she performed in Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s "The

her family decided to try homeschooling to give her more flexibility

Nutcracker" and "Peter Pan," as well as George Balanchine’s

with her time that would allow her to focus on ballet. Starting at

"Western Symphony" and "The Four Temperaments."

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Currently, Marissa is enjoying pairing her love of ballet with

in the country traveling to New York City, San Francisco, Houston,

sharing her Christian faith. She is a company member with

Pennsylvania, Chautauqua and many others.

Dramatic Truth Ballet Theater located in Grandview. Dancing with

At 16, she became the apprentice for the Kansas City Ballet

a Christian ballet company provides opportunities to travel, share

under Artistic Director William Whitener while she finished her

her faith, choreograph and teach in the ballet school. Dramatic

junior and senior year of high school. She performed professionally

Truth is a Christian ballet company committed to sharing God’s

in major productions including Todd Blender’s "The Nutcracker,"

love through thought-provoking ballet and modern choreography.

Ib Anderson’s "Romeo and Juliet," Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot’s

Marissa recently created a contemporary ballet titled “Untold.” This

"Giselle" and George Balanchine’s "Serenade."

ballet was featured at the Rachel House A Taste For Life gala at the

After graduating high school and many auditions, Marissa was

Midland Theater in downtown Kansas City. Dramatic Truth Ballet

offered a position with the Charlotte Ballet in Charlotte, North

Theater company members will be traveling to Israel for three weeks in

Carolina with Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux. She was

August 2017 to perform and serve the people of Israel.

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Subdivision

BDRM F/B H/B

Architecture

Plan

Price Original

Price Sale

Bridlewood

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2

1

Traditional

2 Stories

$275,700

$275,700

Ash Grove

4

3

1

Traditional

1.5 Stories

$289,900

$284,900

Meadows Of Winterset

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A-Frame

2 Stories

$310,000

$304,900

Summit Wood

4

4

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Traditional

2 Stories

$325,000

$323,000

Fountains at Raintree

3

2

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Traditional

Ranch

$319,900

$319,900

Oaks Ridge Meadows

4

4

1

Traditional

2 Stories

$364,500

$325,000

Belmont Farms

4

3

1

Traditional

2 Stories

$344,900

$347,000

Winterset Park

4

3

1

A-Frame

2 Stories

$347,500

$347,500

Bent Tree Bluff

4

5

1

Traditional

2 Stories

$350,000

$300,000

Fairfield Woods

3

3

0

Traditional

Reverse 1.5 Story

$370,000

$345,000

Lakewood

5

4

0

Traditional

2 Stories

$364,999

$365,000

Raintree Lake

3

3

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Traditional

Ranch

$375,000

$360,000

Villas of Parkwood

4

3

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Spanish, Traditional

Ranch, Reverse 1.5 Story

$389,950

$380,000

Oaks Ridge Meadows

5

4

1

Colonial

2 Stories

$389,900

$375,000

Lakewood

4

3

1

Traditional

1.5 Stories

$390,000

$380,000

Dalton's Ridge

4

3

1

Traditional

2 Stories

$439,950

$430,000

Park Ridge Summit

4

3

1

Traditional

1.5 Stories

$439,900

$440,000

Eagle Creek

5

4

0

Traditional

2 Stories

$404,290

$444,634

Saddlebrook

4

4

1

Traditional

2 Stories

$450,000

$420,000

Winterset Valley

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3

1

1.5 Stories

$469,950

$459,900

Mill Creek Of Summit Mill

4

3

1

Traditional

1.5 Stories

$461,863

$461,863

Woodland Shores

5

4

1

Contemporary, Traditional

1.5 Stories

$600,000

$565,000

Monticello

4

3

2

Traditional

Reverse 1.5 Story

$641,700

$641,700

Lake Winnebago

5

3

1

Traditional

1.5 Stories

$695,000

$635,000

Lakewood

5

4

2

Traditional

1.5 Stories

$1,250,000

$1,100,000

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