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JUNE 2019

LeesSummitLifestyle.com

The

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GET TO KNOW YOUR l ocal ADVISORS MARK SANDY WHAT MEN HAVE MADE AN IMPACT IN YOUR LIFE? My father has had a major impact on me- from the time I polished his shoes and washed his cars as a child, to having jobs as a teenager. He reinforced work ethic above all. Also, one of my uncles made a huge impact on me throughout my teenage years. I learned a lot from him while he was in the investment business. SUMMER’S ALMOST HERE- DO YOU HAVE ANY VACATION PLANS? With so many places to see and things to do in our community, I’m looking forward to enjoying the summer months in the Lee’s Summit and Kansas City areas. We also plan to spend a few days in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. IF YOU COULD SHARE FATHERLY ADVICE WITH NEW DADS, WHAT WOULD IT BE? The greatest challenge will be balancing a career and family. Although it can be difficult to strike the proper work-life balance, family is most important.

THOM SCHLOSSER WHAT MEN HAVE MADE AN IMPACT IN YOUR LIFE? The two men who made the biggest impact on my life are my dad, Don Schlosser, and Edward D. Jones, Jr. My dad was my example of how to be a good father, husband and gentleman. Ted Jones, the first managing partner of our firm, showed me how to be an honest, ethical and profitable businessman. SUMMER’S ALMOST HERE- DO YOU HAVE ANY VACATION PLANS? We have big plans for this summer. First, my wife, Becky, and I will be getting away to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico this July. Then, we are sponsoring a family holiday (especially for our granddaughters) to Disneyland in California. IF YOU COULD SHARE FATHERLY ADVICE WITH NEW DADS, WHAT WOULD IT BE? I suggest new dads really listen to everyone who tells them to spend as much time as possible with their kids, because they grow up fast.

JOE HYDE WHAT MEN HAVE MADE AN IMPACT IN YOUR LIFE? I’m surrounded by a supportive family that continues to make an impact in my life and my family’s life! My dad and father-in-law have been the two most influential men in my life. Through marriage, I also inherited two grandfathers. The time listening to those that have been around for nearly a century is invaluable. SUMMER’S ALMOST HERE- DO YOU HAVE ANY VACATION PLANS? One of our favorite places to vacation is Estes Park, Colorado. We typically travel there during our kids’ fall break, when the town has slowed down. This year, we are heading there over the summer, so we can take advantage of some warm-weather activities. We love exploring new trails and hiking adventures! IF YOU COULD SHARE FATHERLY ADVICE WITH NEW DADS, WHAT WOULD IT BE? This is advice I need to take myself- slow down and spend time with your kids! There are so many things that pull us in different directions, whether it’s our jobs, social circles, sporting activities, you name it. Make the time to get to know your kids and talk with them about their day.


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Subdivision

BDRM F/B H/B

LEE’S SUMMIT

Architecture

Plan

Price Original Price Sale

Woods Chapel Acres

3

2

1

Traditional

Raised Ranch

189900

195900

Deerbrook

3

2

1

Traditional

Raised Ranch, Split Entry

199000

201000

Amber Hills

4

3

1

Traditional

1.5 Stories

215000

220000

Maple Tree

3

2

0

Atrium Split

229900

227000

Ashton at Charleston Park

4

2

1

Traditional

2 Stories

239900

233000

Lakewood

3

2

1

Traditional

2 Stories

250000

250675

Bordner Estates

4

3

1

Traditional

2 Stories

275000

245000

Raintree Lake

4

3

1

Traditional

1.5 Stories

289500

295000

Stoney Creek Estates

5

3

1

Contemporary

1.5 Stories

320000

285000

Winterset Park

4

3

1

Traditional

1.5 Stories, 2 Stories

349000

305000

Arborwalk

4

3

0

Traditional

Ranch, Reverse 1.5 Story

310000

310000

Monarch View

3

2

1

Traditional

Ranch

345900

340000

Eagle Creek

4

3

1

Traditional

2 Stories

366675

374753

Bridlewood

4

3

1

Traditional

2 Stories

375000

337000

Park Ridge Meadows

5

4

1

Traditional

2 Stories

370000

358900

Mill Creek Of Summit Mill

4

3

1

Traditional

2 Stories

393909

375000

Woodland Shores

4

3

1

Traditional

2 Stories

425000

405000

Winterset Valley

4

4

1

Traditional

2 Stories

450000

430000

Mill Creek Of Summit Mill

4

3

0

Traditional

Reverse 1.5 Story

450000

439000

Woodland Trails

4

4

1

Traditional

Reverse 1.5 Story

469900

460000

Lakewood

2

2

0

Ranch

Ranch, Reverse 1.5 Story

497679

497679

Oaks Ridge

5

4

0

Traditional

Ranch, Reverse 1.5 Story

599900

538000

Lakewood

5

5

3

Contemporary

Reverse 1.5 Story

799000

779500

Other

5

5

2

Traditional

1.5 Stories

1325000

1000000

Windsor

7

6

1

Traditional

1.5 Stories

1195000

1085000

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

JUNE 2019 PUBLISHER

Laura Paszkiewicz | laura@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Angela Broockerd | angela.broockerd@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Letter from the Editor: Lessons from a Father

Angela Broockerd, Riley Cowing, Allison Gibeson, Alan Goforth CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Tom Barnhart, Janie Jones Paul Versluis

THE LESSONS THAT I HAVE LEARNED FROM MY DAD THROUGHOUT MY LIFETIME ARE ENDLESS AND INVALUABLE AND HAVE SHAPED ME AT THE CORE OF WHO I AM.  At an early age, I knew I had a very special father who stood out among men. I remember thinking the entire city knew who he was because of how I watched people love and perceive him, and many times introduced myself as Steve’s daughter (often surprised if they didn’t know who he was). My dad is the type of guy who will help anyone, big or small, without hesitation as if it wasn’t a big deal at all.  There is never any guilt or strings attached—he is always there for anyone in a bind. Giving selflessly of his time, his talent, his wallet, and his heart are constants for him. He would give the shirt off his back even if it’s the last one he has. He instilled the importance of a strong work ethic and believing we can do anything we work hard for. My dad is a natural peacemaker and is always levelheaded and calm, which attracts so many different types of people to him.  He has a knack for conflict resolution and brings peace where there was once strife. In relationships and interactions, he builds bridges instead of putting up walls. He taught me to look for the good in everyone and

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to remember that there are always two sides to every story. He consistently models to

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listen first and talk second, and to stand up for the underdog but more importantly for what I believe in. He embodies both strength and gentleness.

CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore

One of the biggest lessons I have learned from my dad is to always be humble and to build

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others up instead of ourselves. He taught me to show my character through the way I live and

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serve instead of trying to build a name for myself. He stressed the importance of not worrying about assumptions the world makes about us because we don’t live for approval of others. But he also taught me that showing love, humility and kindness often triumphs in the end. My father’s impact on my life is enormous, and his influence is still teaching and guid-

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ing me today. The lessons that he engrained in me are lessons that I hope to pass down throughout generations to come in my family. This month we are honoring men and their contribution to the betterment of our community. We are featuring men who lift up others, put themselves second, work hard and inspire others to do the same. Their stories have inspired me and I hope you you feel inspired, too. ARIZONA | CALIFORNIA | COLORADO | CONNECTICUT | FLORIDA | GEORGIA IDAHO | ILLINOIS | KANSAS | MARYLAND | MINNESOTA | MISSOURI | MONTANA NEVADA | NEW JERSEY | NORTH CAROLINA | OHIO | OKLAHOMA | OREGON SOUTH CAROLINA | TENNESSEE | TEXAS | VIRGINIA | WASHINGTON

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JUNE 2019

FEATURES 14 Up Close and Personal J. Rieger & Co. Distillery moves to bigger location

24 For the Love of Cars revving up a lifelong passion

30 Lesson In Life Lee’s Summit Men Evoke Inspiration

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42 30 Years of Lifting Spirits: Meet Dan Meers, the Man Behind KC Wolf

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DEPARTMENTS 5

Realty Report

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Lifestyle Letter

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Around Town

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Renovate & Refine

20 Driver’s Notebook 38 Locally Owned 42 Our Town 46 Lifestyle Calendar 50 Culinary Creations


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RENOVATE & REFINE

ARTICLE RILEY COWING

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL J. RIEGER & CO. DISTILLERY MOVES TO BIGGER LOCATION THIS SUMMER, ALLOWING A GUEST EXPERIENCE

FROM

DESIGNING

THE

SPACE

TO

“We oddly have a connection to that brewery in that they had

INTENTIONAL SELECTION OF FURNI-

their own glass manufacturing plant at the brewery,” Rieger says.

TURE, BRAND DIRECTOR, LUCY RIEGER,

“For a time, they were manufacturing bottles for J. Rieger & Co.

CONSIDERED NO DETAIL TOO SMALL

prior to Prohibition, so we have this weird, pre-Prohibition con-

WHILE HER TEAM PLANNED FOR THE

nection with them. But ultimately, it was a beautiful, old historic

COMPANY’S EXPANSION.

building, and we just thought it was so appropriate for being the

Come mid-July, J. Rieger & Co. will open the

next distillery. It felt right.”

doors to its new location. This 60,000-square-

Because the building is listed on the National Register of Historic

foot distillery will boast a 40-foot slide

Places, the team at J. Rieger & Co. faced certain limitations with

between the first and second floor, a Kansas

what they could and could not do with the space.

City history exhibit, two full-service cock-

“There were definitely some wonky things,” Rieger explains. “I

tail bars and the opportunity for guests to

wanted to do this tile inlay in front of the upstairs bar, but they told

experience J. Rieger & Co. in person. When

me it was a nice idea, but we couldn’t do it because the building kind

the brand re-launched in 2014, Lucy Rieger

of wiggles a little bit. It sounds weird, but when the trains go by the

expected the 15,000-square-foot space to be

building vibrates ever so slightly. I was told that if I did the inlay, we

home for several years. But high demand for

would run the risk of it starting to crack. We had some ideas that

the spirits led to the decision to expand.

didn’t necessarily work out, but by and large, it went mostly accord-

“The catalyst for the new building is that we

ing to plan, and we got most of what we wanted.”

ran out of space, and that’s because we were

In designing the space and selecting décor, Rieger paid close

distilling a lot more than we ever thought we

attention to small details. Throughout the process, the team at J.

were going to. We were selling a lot more prod-

Rieger & Co. approached the space as if it were their own home.

uct than we thought we would,” Rieger says. While the increase in square footage and

“The distillery is family owned, it always has been, so we really wanted it to feel like you’re in somebody’s comfortable home,” she says.

inclusion of a guest experience is new, the

An important piece in crafting this cozy vibe was the furniture.

building itself is not. The site of the expan-

Rieger mentioned that the second floor bar, Monogram Lounge,

sion, located in the Electric Park neighbor-

has an eclectic yet curated vibe which was achieved through the

hood, was formerly Heim Brewery bottling

different seating options provided—big armchairs surrounding

house built in 1901.

a coffee table, high-top tables and couches instead of filling the CONTINUED >

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“THE DISTILLERY IS FAMILY OWNED, IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN, SO WE REALLY WANTED IT TO FEEL LIKE YOU’RE IN SOMEBODY’S COMFORTABLE HOME.”

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RENOVATE & REFINE

(CON TI N U ED)

space with identical tables and chairs. In contrast, the basement bar, named Hey Hey Club after the jazz club in the 18th and Vine Historic District, has a dark, moody and swanky aesthetic. To create an intentionally intimate environment, the bar has 48 seats compared to 200 seats upstairs. “The building is from 1901, so we didn’t want it to feel as if we walked in there and shoved all this brand new stuff in this building,” she says. “We wanted it to feel like this furniture could have always been there and was really well thought out, collected and curated over time.” While producing quality whiskey in Kansas City has been part of the Rieger family history since their first distillery in 1887, Rieger views the move to a larger space as a meaningful project for the city. “Whether you’re a drinker or not, J. Rieger & Co. is just a good pride point for the city,” she says. “I always describe it as that place I would take my brother and my dad when they come to town. You want to take them to go do something and see something, so I think it’s going to be really cool for that purpose.”

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THERE IS A GOOD REASON WHY GREG SLICKER APPROACHES EACH GARAGE FLOOR TREATMENT AS IF IT WERE FOR HIS OWN HOME. The customers he serves often are friends, neighbors or members of his community. “We have lived near our customers in this community for more than a decade,” says Slicker, principal and co-owner of Granite Garage Floors. “This speaks volumes about the level of commitment we have to make sure every customer we work for has an exceptional experience and is serviced after the installation as well.” A simple question inspired him to leave a successful career in the construction industry and start his own business. Why can’t homeowners have access to the same high-quality floor treatments as commercial customers? “For years, coating systems installed in garages had been installed improperly with inferior, water-based product and were ineffective for homeowners as they peeled and stained almost immediately after installation,” he says. “However, epoxy coating systems in most commercial locations were simultaneously being installed properly, using higher-grade material, and have been a reliable and long-lasting option for years.”

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Slicker started his company with two objectives in mind—provide superior coating systems and service for homeowners, and give back to the community where he lives and works. “Our goal when we started Granite Garage Floors from scratch in 2008 was to take our home-improvement expertise and match it with a commercial-grade process and product that would provide residential customers a permanent and gorgeous option to use in their homes,” he says. Slicker knows from experience that anyone can make promises and apply a coating. The difference is the quality of coating system, attention to detail and friendly attitude that his company offers. “We do what we say we are going to do,” he says. "We provide answers to questions that homeowners are asking. Are they easy to work with? Yes. Are they really as good as their reviews? Yes. Do they really do what they say they are going to do? Yes.” The company has installed more than one million square feet in the greater Kansas City area. Victor Wisnah is typical of hundreds of satisfied customers. “Granite Garage Floors is one of the most-professional contractors I’ve ever worked with,” he says. “From the initial consultation to detailed emails about what to expect and when and how to care for the floor, every expectation that was set was met.” Slicker is quick to give the credit to his team and to share his success with the community. “We have an experienced team who takes pride in their craft and are always prompt, tidy, and cordial with customers.” Granite Garage Floors has donated funding and its finished product to several local schools, such as Shawnee Mission East, Indian Hills Middle School, Cure’ of Ars Catholic School, St. Ann Catholic School and Corinth Elementary School, as well as several civic organizations. The company also is a generous contributor to the Mid-America Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. “Granite Garage Floors did an outstanding job,” Joe Finch says. “Their staff was friendly, attentive and easy to work with. I definitely would recommend Granite Garage Floors to friends and family.”

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HOWARD CHAMBERLIN HAD ONE SMALL PROBLEM WITH HIS FIRST CAR. “It was a 1951 two-door Chevrolet coupe that didn’t run,” Chamberlin says, who lives at Lake Lotawana. “I had to get it running, and from then on, I always wanted a nicer car. I have always had an interest in cars for the simple reason that I never had much of a car to begin with.” He has done exactly that, first moving up to a 1957 twodoor, hard-top Chevrolet and then a 1963 two-door, fourspeed Chevrolet. He later purchased a Triumph TR4 sports car that he drove to law school at the University of Missouri in the 1960s and still owns today. Chamberlin continued to add to his collection throughout his career as an attorney and mayor of Lake Lotawana from 2009 through 2013. His son convinced him to purchase a 1948 Willys jeep that he saw from his bus window on the way to school. It turned out to need a lot of work.

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“It was a complete rebuild, and when it was done, he drove it to school at Lee’s Summit North,” Chamberlin says. “The school didn’t like it when it took up two parking spaces.” His later additions, including a 1988 Ferrari Testarossa and a 1982 Porsche Targa, were in much better condition. “Except for the Willys, I normally buy them in good shape and just keep them in good shape,” he says. “That’s not too hard to do when you don’t drive them too often.” Chamberlin insures his classic cars through Haggerty Classic Insurance, which specializes in high-value cars that are rarely driven. He usually drives BMWs and stores his classic cars covered in a garage, except for the Porsche, which is kept by a cousin in southern California. Although Chamberlin is careful with his cars, he believes

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they are made to be driven—within reason, given the area’s harsh winter weather and summer potholes. “They are still just a piece of metal and should be used,” he says. “I get the most satisfaction out of people being able to see them. The Ferrari is the most popular, and I drove it back here from California. During the summer, I drive it down to the Plaza for dinner— although I don’t trust the valet parkers. They usually let me park somewhere in front.” Chamberlin laughs when asked if classic cars are a good investment. Much like the sailboats nearby on Lake Lotawana, the expenses can add up quickly. “You always are putting money into them,” he says. “I could have bought a new car with the money I spent on maintenance for the Ferrari. Its value went up for a while and then back down, and the maintenance has been quite high. I guess it evens out.” Collecting classic cars can be a rewarding hobby, Chamberlin says, but he encourages others to do their homework before writing a check. “There are a lot of magazines that will give you a heads-up on what the car has done previously and what it’s doing now,” he says. “It’s not unlike the stock market in that sense. If you’re going to invest, you need to know what that car had done in the past or could do in the future.” At the same time, however, people often buy cars more for passion than profit. “If you care about value, you had better research it before you spend money on it,” he says. “But if it’s just your granddad’s car and you’ve always loved it, you don’t care about what the value is. If it’s just something you’ve always wanted, then who cares?” Chamberlin has no plans to add to his collection unless something catches his eye: “There’s nothing on my radar screen,” he says, “but if the right car comes along at the right price, I just might buy it.” June 2019 | Lee’s Summit Lifestyle

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T r e v o r H a w k i n s Fil m m a k er Trevor Hawkins, a life-long resident of Lake Lotawana, has been filmmaking professionally for 13 years. His short film Lotawana On Ice was published in National Geographic, and a few years ago he was hired by the President of Rwanda to rebrand Rwanda’s image and make a tourism video. He just completed his first feature film, Lotawana, along side producers Nathan Kincaid and Cori Jo Hawkins, with soundtrack created by Lee’s Summit’s Ryan Pinkston. When he’s not filmmaking, Hawkins can be found rehabilitating wildlife with his wife, Cori Jo.

HOW DID YOU GET YOUR

of production with the Denver Museum of Nature

START IN FILMMAKING?

and Science about the importance and neglect of

In high school, I picked up my mom’s VHS

science in much of the world’s mainstream popu-

camcorder and began making films of my friends

lar culture. It also features the discovery of a new

wakeboarding and skateboarding. I have always

dinosaur species that I captured and got to help

been artistic, and everything just clicked for me

dig out of the ground.

when I discovered filmmaking. All of a sudden my life made sense, and I was obsessed. One of the things that helped bring me oppor-

WHAT WAS TOUGH ABOUT THE JOURNEY TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW?

tunities was, although I’m not a hunter myself, a

My advice is easy to give, but it’s not what

hunting show I created with Shawn Luchtel and

most people want to hear: tenacity. Every day is

Mike Hunsucker called Heartland Bowhunter.

a hustle and it always will be. Anyone who is self-

I’m grateful that it’s widely acknowledged as the

owned can tell you that. It’s not an easy path. I’ve

show that dramatically reformed the creative and

gotten to shoot for a lot of big names like, ESPN,

story-telling standards of the hunting television

RedBull, Ford, AMC Theatres, Bass Pro Shops,

industry and turned into one of the most popular,

Stella Artois, Heineken, Boulevard Brewing Co.,

top-viewed hunting shows on television.

and more, but commercial work isn’t my true passion. However it does pay the bills and allows

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

me to afford things like making a movie. I’m very

I’m a big biology, paleontology and bird nerd.

thankful for the ride so far, but hopefully one day

One of the other films I’m currently working on is

it’ll all pay off, and I’ll be able to work on movies

a full-length documentary spanning several years

and shooting wildlife full time.

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T e r r a n c e D e n n i s CO A C H For Lee’s Summit’s Terrance Dennis, participating in sports was an instrumental part of getting him through the tough times in life. After playing Division 1 football for the University of Missouri, and testing the waters of professional football, he has turned his love of sports and mentorship into a way of giving back to youth through coaching.  

IN WHAT WAY DID SPORTS HAVE AN

about mentorship is that not only is there the

IMPACT ON YOUR LIFE?

accountability to make sure you’re doing what

Growing up, I was always searching to find

you’re supposed to do in modeling the success

where I best fit in. Football taught me to keep

you seek to see, but in turn, you can never be

going. It was what I would consider a divine and

too proud to learn something from them. I’ve

strategic plan to put father figures in my life at just

learned more about myself in working with

the right points where I needed them to be. Many

young people. It’s an excellent gut check for

of the people I tried to impress in the absence of a

anyone in a position of leadership.

father were my coaches. When my stepfather left

If you want to get where you’ve never been,

us, I asked to talk to my high school coach, Coach

you need to learn to get comfortable with being

Kruse. I remember the powerful moment of him

uncomfortable with excuses and medioc-

calling in Coach Coffman, a man who played in

rity. And finally, stop comparing. Nobody else

the NFL, and both prayed for me. I love sports

can do what you do, the way you do it. The team

because of lessons like these. I had an outlet and

needs the best you.

passion for sports where I could channel emotions and energy into something productive and

ANY ADVICE TO COACHES OUT THERE

was able to make something out of one of the

WORKING WITH KIDS?

most challenging points in my young life.

Be creative and find ways to engage the whole kid, not just the athletic part. At the end

WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY AS A COACH

of the day if there’s one solid shred of advice I

AND A MENTOR TO KIDS?

could give, it would be to make a lifelong deci-

As a mentor, it’s simple. Be there, be available, and be consistent. The thing I find interesting

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P h i l H o p p e r PA S T O R Phil Hopper, an avid sports-lover and lead pastor at Abundant Life Church, played Division 1 college football at the University of Kansas and continues to enjoy sports of all kinds. He enjoys spending time outdoors on his farm, going on trips with his family, and spending time with his three grown children. He and his wife, Christa, have been married for 27 years and have been serving the Lee’s Summit area together for many years.

TELL US HOW YOU BECAME CONNECTED

to eat over the weekend. We serve our city at

TO THE LEE’S SUMMIT COMMUNITY.

the annual Downtown Days in June by literally

My connection to Lee’s Summit began 19 years

taking out the trash. Instead of setting up a tent

ago when the small church I was attending sud-

at Downtown Days to advertise our church, we

denly found itself without a pastor. I was working

are there to serve.

in law enforcement at the time as a member of the KCPD. It’s what I thought I would always do until

WHAT ASPECTS DO YOU ENJOY

the phone rang one Tuesday night in September

MOST ABOUT BEING CONNECTED TO

of 1999 when I was informed that our pastor had

THE PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY?

resigned, and they needed someone to preach on

The aspect I enjoy most about being connected

Sunday. I showed up at church that Sunday thinking

to the people of our community is just that – com-

it would be “one and done.” I couldn’t have imag-

munity. It’s having a sense of shared community

ined that five months later the board would invite

and being connected relationally with many amaz-

me to be their full-time pastor. In March of 2000, I

ing people. I have watched Lee’s Summit grow and

went to bed a cop and woke up as the pastor of a

change in so many ways in 19 years, and there are

church and changed the name to Abundant Life.

many reasons so many people want to live in Lee’s Summit today. The school system is, of course,

HOW DO YOU GIVE BACK TO THE

one of the highest ranked educational systems

LEE’S SUMMIT COMMUNITY?

in the state. Today, unlike 19 years ago, our city is

Last year, our food pantry gave away 600,000

alive with great shopping opportunities and many

pounds of groceries to approximately 4,000

wonderful restaurants. But what is sometimes not

families in our area. Additionally, we have a

so obvious is the contribution churches make to

backpack program where we receive empty

this community. Families are the fabric of society

backpacks belonging to Lee’s Summit students

and the backbone of every community. And when

and send them back full of food to nourish stu-

churches are strong, it makes the families stronger,

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30 Years of Lifting Spirits MEET DAN MEERS, THE MAN BEHIND KC WOLF

OUR BELOVED CHIEFS FOOTBALL MASCOT KC WOLF

“I’m passionate about encouraging others to live a life of

TURNS 30 THIS YEAR, BUT HIS BACK STORY BELONGS

influence,” Meers says. “Every day should be lived with char-

TO DAN MEERS. It’s a back that includes titanium rods.

acter, purpose, and passion. My passion is my faith, family,

“I call it my incident instead

and impacting my world through

of my accident because I don’t

relationships. My relationship with

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descent at Arrowhead in 2013 that sent him careening so hard into the stadium seats that they were jolted from the cement. The 75-foot fall left Meers with seven broken ribs, a collapsed lung, shattered tailbone, cracked sacrum, and an uncertain prognosis. The doctor told him he was fortunate not to be dead or paralyzed. The back surgery, hospitalization, and ensuing painful rehabilitation would sideline Meers for six months. But what could have been

“Every morning, you have something to be thankful for. Rise and shine or rise and whine. It’s up to you.”– Dan Meers

during my recovery.” Leadership and influence are touchstones for Meers’ life. He references Chiefs’ Founder Lamar Hunt

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but

mod-

eled true character”) and former Indianapolis Colts Coach Tony Dungy, who wrote the forward to Meers’ book. “I got to know Tony when he coached for the Chiefs under Marty Schottenheimer,” Meers says. “I have tremendous respect for how Tony lives his life as a role model.” This upcoming football sea-

a devastating loss became an over-

son will be Meers’ 30th year as

whelming victory. Meers chose to write through the pain, authoring the book

KC Wolf—the longest mascot career in the NFL. Missouri-

Wolves Can’t Fly, which chronicles his experience (with all

born Meers was Mizzou’s Truman the Tiger mascot during

proceeds donated to charity). His humor, insight, and opti-

college and then the St. Louis Cardinals Fredbird mascot

mism have put him in high demand as a motivational speaker

before being recruited by the Chiefs who wanted a more

as he inspires audiences of all ages.

interactive mascot.

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From the outset, Meers was transparent with the Chiefs that he wanted to use the mascot platform to speak to groups. “I’m thankful they let me do that. Mascots are typically discouraged from taking off the mask and revealing their alter ego, but the Chiefs allowed me to build authentic relationships and be a positive voice. They’re truly committed to making an impact on our community.” That forward-thinking by the franchise has allowed Meers to make KC Wolf appearances by the thousands. He has made appearances in more than 13

“I’m passionate about encouraging others to live a life of influence. Every day should be lived with character, purpose, and passion.”

countries around the world, including Tanzania this month to work in an orphanage with his entire family. “I can communicate with kids in any language when wearing a costume,” Meers says. The Chiefs’ recent successful seasons have made Meers even busier: “When we’re winning, everybody requests KC Wolf. We did more than 600 appearances last year.” To keep up with demand, Meers has had to hire several assistants, but he’s highly selective, looking for “characters with character.” “I look for high-energy, highcharacter guys who won’t reflect poorly on the reputation of the Chiefs or KC Wolf, which took years to build.”

Meers says his biggest challenge is finding time to stay in shape. He spends hours on his stationary bicycle, and surprisingly has no limitations, even planning to skydive this summer with his son. Although his body is full of scars, his humor remains: “It’s a good thing I’m a mascot and not a Chippendale dancer,” he jokes. “As long as there’s ibuprofen, I hope to keep going.” To come up with fresh material Meers attends the NFL Mascot Convention every year where they share ideas, skits, and attend an awards ceremony. For the past three years, the “Dan Meers NFL Mascot Lifetime Achievement Award” has been presented to honor Meers’ legacy. “I’m not out looking for rewards in this life,” he says and shrugs with humility. “When I get to heaven is when I hope to collect my real rewards.”

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Bass Pro Shops and Jackson County Parks + Rec team up for our Annual National Marina Day Celebration at Lake Jacomo Marina! This event is free and jam-packed with fun activities for the entire family; including boat rides, fishing seminars, children’s games, raffle prizes, crafts, and more.

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JUNE

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR which represents the best interests of abused and

neglected children in the Jackson County Family Court system. https://jccasa.ejoinme.org

14-15 Leave the to-do list to the pros, and spend more time doing the things you want. TO DO LIST?

BOULEVARDIA

Stockyards District; Kansas City, Missouri

Boulevardia: It’s our own country within a country – that just happens to be in Kansas City. You won’t

DONE!

need a passport, but prepare to be transported. Boulevardia is a unique beer, food and music festival.

o Caulk & Grout

o Drywall/Plaster Repairs

o Painting

o Tile Installation/Repair

o Furniture Assembly

o Pet Doors

o Flooring Installation/Repair

o Backsplash Installation

o Awnings

o Window Installations

o Fascia & Soffit Repair

o Storm Damage Repair

o Fence Installation/Repair

o Gutter Repair & Cleaning

o Windows & Screens

o Sliding Door Installation

o Ceiling Leaks

o Pressure Washing

o Window Treatments

o Deck Cleaning & Sealing

o Molding & Trim

o Hang Mirrors/Paintings

o Wood Rot Repair

o Weather stripping

o Miscellaneous Repairs

o Door Repairs

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$

etix.com/ticket/v/13122/boulevardia

On Time. Done Right. OFF YOUR TO DO LIST

This coupon is valid for $50 worth of services provided by Mr. Handyman. Minimum of 4 hours. Limit one offer per household. Available at participating locations only. Not valid with any other offer. Offer expires: 12/31/2019

Call your local Mr. Handyman 816.319.2300 or visit mrhandyman.com Fully Insured-General Liability and Workers’ Compensation. Each franchise independently owned and operated. Some services are subject to local licensing requirements and may not be available at all Mr. Handyman locations. © 2016 Mr. Handyman. Mr. Handyman is a member of the Neighborly Group.

15-16 19TH ANNUAL CROWN CENTER ANTIQUE FESTIVAL 2425 Grand Blvd., Kansas City

This outdoor show will feature an array of antiques, including pottery, china, toys, linens, collectibles, furniture, jewelry, books, and more. Free weekend parking for the Crown Center Square is available at 25th Street and Grand Blvd. For more information, call Crown Center Shops customer service at 816-274-8444.

22 STEMS: A GARDEN SOIREE

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Inspired by Community

Enjoy this year’s Stems: A Garden Soiree at the party of the year. Sip wine, taste delicious food from 24 top restaurants and caterers and enjoy art, music, fireworks, beautiful surroundings and more.  Our hand-painted Stems wine glasses, a signature of the event, are back but with exciting new designs.

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CULINARY CREATIONS Recipe and information courtesy of the Neelys

HIT THE

SAUCE HOMEMADE BBQ SAUCE

A GOOD BARBEQUE SAUCE IS COMPRISED OF A VARIETY OF THE SAME SIX

BBQ

COMPONENTS. The key is to discover what style you enjoy most, and don’t be afraid to experiment. Oh, and taste often during the preparation process to adjust if so desired.

+ SOMETHING SWEET.

This can be honey, cola, molasses, preserves, brown sugar, or syrup. This caramelizes as you cook, brining those smoky, sugary flavors.

+ SOMETHING TANGY. Think vinegar, mustard, or citrus. This is what brings the zing to your sauce.

+ SOMETHING SPICY.

This provides your heat: a hot sauce is a great choice. A good rule of thumb is to use about 1/2 teaspoon for every cup of sauce you’re making.

+ SOMETHING LIQUID. It can be beer, water, chicken soda, stock, or wine. Start with about 1/2 a cup and see what happens.

+ SOMETHING TOMATO. You’ll most likely use ketchup, but you can also use tomato paste.

+ THE SPICE COMBINATION.

NEELY’S BBQ SAUCE

INGREDIENTS

+ 2 cups ketchup + 1 cup water + 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar + 5 tablespoons brown sugar + 5 tablespoons sugar + 1/2 tablespoon  black pepper + 1/2 tablespoon onion powder + 1/2 tablespoon ground mustard + 1 tablespoon lemon juice + 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

DIRECTIONS

This can depend on your liking and taste and can include anything from onion powder

In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients.

to garlic powder to chili powder to allspice to cayenne pepper to mustard powder to

Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to simmer.

liquid smoke to cumin to Worcestershire sauce and more. Start with a teaspoon of

Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, for 1 hour

salt, and keep tasting as you experiment with your desired spices.

15 minutes.

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