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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MARCH 2019 PUBLISHER

Aaron Blair | aaron.blair@lifestylepubs.com MANAGING EDITOR

Rachel Murphy | rmurphy@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Welcome Home

Ann Butenas, Karen Roth Ridder CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Joel Schneider, Ashley Elwell

DEAR READERS, My house is a mess. You how you always have one friend that perpetually says that her house is a mess, but her idea of a mess is a few papers on an otherwise pristine kitchen island? Yeah, I'm not that friend. I'm the one that legitimately can't keep up with the amount of paper, children's toys and dog hair that continues to accumulate in every room of our charming but small mid-60s home.  As Marie Kondo invaded our homes via Netflix this year, I've seen a lot of people on social media talking about what 'sparks joy' and what doesn't. For me, it's not that simple. Could I be more organized? Sure, and I'm trying to put systems in place that allow our expanded family to function properly. But when it comes to joy, it's people, not things that spark that for me. And let's be honest--people are messy.  In our home issue, we find some fun ways to enliven our living spaces, whether we are taking inspiration from one of Wolfe-Sweeney & Courtney’s dream home listings in our

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feature story or just finding the perfect, unkillable house plant that helps us breathe a little

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easier. If you're inviting guests into your home, Design in the City has some great sugges-

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ner, Feed Supply Market and Deli is there in a pinch to help you fake a home-cooked meal. Home is, as the cliche goes, where the heart is. I hope that as this magazine finds a place in your home, you are surviving the long, long winter, and dreaming of throwing those windows open to the spring. 

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MARCH 2019

FEATURES 16 Feed Supply Market & Deli Gourmet meal options for your busy lifestyle are within arm’s reach

20 A Place to Call Home Find your dream house in the Northland

30 Green and Leafy Leads to Healthy Houseplants can help pull allergens

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and carcinogens out of the air in your home.

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Hot Spot

26 Financial Buzz 30 Healthy Lifestyle 32 DIY 36 Travel Destination 40 Lifestyle Calendar 42 Parting Thoughts


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GOOD TIMES

Party Arty 2019 The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art celebrated excess with a theme of Napoleon: Splendor and Power for this year's Party Arty Gala on February 2. Money raised through Party Arty supports education efforts, community outreach initiatives, and helps maintain free access to over 500,000 visitors each year.

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The 12th Annual Challenge Your Fashion event on January 26, 2019 was filled with fun and fashion.  Models included Kansas City Royals pitcher Brad Keller and center fielder Brian Goodwin. This year's event raised more than $145,000 for the YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s  Challenger program, which helps  children and young adults with diverse abilities gain strength, confidence, and friendship.

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1. Royal Johnson, Jenny Burkhead, Denise Sanker, Brad Shleton, Joyce Shelton, Bob Nielsen, Ann Nielsen | 2. Brad Keller - CYF model, KC Royals Pitcher, Caleb Leonce - CYF model, Challenger Athlete, Brian Goodwin - CYF model, KC Royals Center Fielder | 3. Emily Meierotto, Susan Brandom, Suzie Joiner | 4. Mary Jeter, Mark Coulter, Oscar Monterroso, CiCi Rojas, Shari Coulter Ford, David Byrd, Cathy Allin, Martin Rucker, Geony Rucker, Bree Gaskill, Jeremy Gaskill | 5. John Hudson, Brad Wilkins, Andre Putman | 6. Rex and Jennifer Hudler, Challenge Your Fashion Event Co-chairs | 7. Kayle--Chiefs Cheerleader and CYF model, Emmit Chance, Lauren--Chiefs Cheerleader and CYF model | 8. Jonathan Horwitz, Beth Horwitz, Michael Byars, Amy Kempfe | 9. Cade Hudler - Challenger Athlete/Model Steven St. John - Challenge Your Fashion emcee, host of the Border Patrol on Sports Radio WHB 810 AM | 10. Brad Keller - Challenge Your Fashion Model, Kansas City Royals Pitcher | 11. Katelyn Chandler - Challenge Your Fashion Model, Challenger Athlete | 12. Jordyn Rails - Challenge Your Fashion Model, Challenger Athlete 10

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VETERAN RESOURCES IN THE NORTHLAND

A networking lunch where a panel of vet-focused service providers will explain all the resources for Vets and First Responders north of the river. March 6 11:30 to 1 p.m. at DesignWerx in NKC

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After Action Network Catholic Charities Clay County Veterans Court Excelsior Springs CBOC Clinic Heart of America Patriot Foundation VFW Post 7356

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GOOD TIMES

Grand Opening of FLOC5 & Co FLOC5 & Co Clothing Boutique held its Grand Opening Event located on Southwest Blvd., Kansas City. Custom mixing was provided by DJ Cameron Birdsall, the fresh and beautiful bites prepared by Boardmoms KC, cocktails from Kyle Bennett of Lark A Fare, and live mannequins in the storefront windows was performed by the dancers from Dance.Fit.Flow. PHOTOGRAPHY BY KYLE GRAAS

YOUR CHILD’S CAR SEAT IS BROKEN. DO YOU FIX IT CORRECTLY? OR JUST LET SOME THINGS ‘SLIDE’ TO SAVE A BUCK? YOU FIX IT CORRECTLY FOR THEIR

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SPRING FLINGS AND EASTER THINGS

BETHANY FRANKEL AT THE HOMES SHOW The Greater Kansas City Home and Lifestyle Show is pleased to announce that  Bethenny Frankel,  the self-made businesswoman, TV producer, natural foods chef, multiple  New York Times bestselling author and mother, will headline the 2019 show. Frankel is the founder and CEO of Skinnygirl, a lifestyle brand offering practical solutions to women. She was listed on Forbes' top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities, has a TV production company, B Real, is a “guest shark” on ABC’s hit TV show Shark Tank, and has hosted a nationally syndicated talk show, Bethenny. She is a star of The Real Housewives of New York City and founded B Strong, a charity providing real-time emergency assistance to women who face crises on their roads to success. Fans will learn about Frankel’s career and lifestyle as well as ask her questions during her time on stage. Frankel will also host meet-and-greet opportunities with her fans. For the opportunity to meet Frankel and get a photo with her, fans can go online to KCHomeShow.com  and purchase a special Meet and Greet ticket for only $35.   

TOM AND JANE BROWN NAMED NORTHLANDERS OF THE YEAR

YOUR DONATIONS & YOUR PURCHASES SUPPORT CHILDREN & ADULTS IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY.

Tom and Jane Brown of Kansas City, MO, were  named 2018 Northlanders of the Year at the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banquet, held Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa.  Tom is Chief of Staff for the United States House of Representatives, and Jane is an Assistant United States Attorney. Currently, Tom is a member of several of the St. Luke's Hospital boards and the board of the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce. Jane has been heavily involved on the North Kansas City School District School Board and Foundation Board. Recently, Tom was awarded the Missouri Healthcare Trustee of the Year in 2010 and

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received the Phoenix Award for Community Involvement in 2012. Jane is the first female judge in Clay County, Missouri, the first female partner in a law firm in Clay County, and the first female Clay County Counselor in Clay County. She was  selected to be an Assistant Director of the National Advocacy Center. She is also a published author and mediator.


CURRY REAL ESTATE DONATES TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Curry Real Estate Services, a full-service commercial and multifamily real estate brokerage and property management company, organized a supply drive for one Kansas City public elementary school with 99% of students on free or reduced meals. Curry associates donated more than $4,000 in school supplies and personal care items.

PROSPERITY HOME MORTGAGE EXPANDS IN MISSOURI Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC announced that they are expanding residential mortgage operations with twenty offices in Kansas and Missouri. The move continues the firm’s expansion in the midwest region and adds to their 200+ offices serving the diverse financial needs of homebuyers – whether first-time buyers, those trading up or downsizing.  “We’ve succeeded and grown in this very competitive business environment by prioritizing a stellar customer experience and offering consumers a choice of products suited to their individual needs. At Prosperity, we’ve built a culture of service, along with a technologically smart and streamlined process, without losing the human touch.” commented Tim Wilson, president and CEO. Mike

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ReeceNichols Real Estate, the leading real estate brokerage in Kansas and Missouri, says, “We’re excited to partner with Prosperity to offer an ever-expanding, full range of mortgage finance products, all focused on improving the home buying experience for our clients.” Prosperity Home Mortgage will operate everywhere HomeServices Lending formerly operated with locations in most ReeceNichols Real Estate and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kansas City Realty offices.

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HOT SPOT

ARTICLE ANN E. BUTENAS | PHOTOGRAPHY JOEL SCHNEIDER

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“OUR HOME OR YOURS” HEALTHY AND CONVENIENT GOURMET MEAL OPTIONS FOR YOUR BUSY LIFESTYLE ARE WITHIN ARM’S REACH AT FEED SUPPLY MARKET & DELI

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HOPE

DILLON

UNDERSTANDS

WHAT IT’S LIKE TO WORK LONG DAYS AND THEN HAVE TO CONSIDER WHAT TO DO ABOUT MEALS FOR THE FAMILY. Grabbing something on the run may be an option, but depending upon where you get it, it’s not always the healthiest--or even tastiest--option. Dillon doesn’t want you to deprive yourself of good food, and as the owner of Feed Supply Market & Deli in Gladstone, she stands at the ready to serve you and your family. “I have always felt that people just work so hard, and when it comes time to eat, it’s nice to be able to grab something good and healthy to eat to take home and enjoy with the family,” expresses Dillon. “Often people don’t want to wait in a restaurant and be served, but they still want good food.  That is where we come in. We are close to home and offer a wide variety of delicious and healthy fare.” While patrons can certainly enjoy the casual and relaxed atmosphere of the dine-in area, Dillon wants her guests to be able to pop in and pick up some delicious eats from the grab-and-go case that is always stocked with something mouth-watering. “We have a variety of sandwiches and salads, as well as many vegetable dishes, whole foods, and specialty meals, such as Keto and Paleo inspired meals,” indicates Dillon.    All grab and go items are sold in individual portions, but customers can call ahead and order family-sized amounts. Just tempt your taste buds with something like chicken picatta with roasted vegetables or a warm bowl of cabbage soup. “We will have an entrée available every night, and about 85% of our menu is gluten-free,” says Dillon, who also prefers the goods and services of local resources and strives to obtain as many locally-sourced products as she can from such favorites as Beautiful Day Farms, Zim’s hot sauces CONTINUED >

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LIBERT Y FA R M

E Q U E S T R I A N and Bartholomew beef products. (And if you have a hungry dog or cat at

C E N T E R

Northland’s Horse Lover’s Paradise

home, you can even pick up a bag of pet food here.) “I love getting to know the local farmers and purveyors,” Dillon says.

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“And while not everything we have

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comes from local sources, it is all

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made with love from other places.” Feed Supply allows you to create a

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healthy habit without restrictions. As

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such, Dillon has created a meal program that will keep customers hungrily coming back for more.

Camps Adults & kids

“We have started a new meal program with specific foods for each day of the week, such as Meatball Mondays and Tostada Tuesdays,” she notes. “We will have a lot of specials in the case every day of the week.” Feed Supply also has fresh, organic, freeze dried herbs and spices; a selection of wine and beer; and a stocked snack

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door neighbor, Laughing Place Bakery, to offer gluten-free prepared foods to go on Tuesdays as part of our meal program,” notes Dillon. In addition to the grab and go selections, Feed Supply has a market, deli and grocery section, as well as some baked goods. And for those who do enjoy the occasional meal out, Feed Supply has a fabulous Sunday brunch option from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are served on site all day Tuesday

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A PLACE TO CALL HOME ARTICLE RACHEL C. MURPHY

THESE DREAM PROPERTIES ARE WITHIN REACH IN THE NORTHLAND

WE ALL HAVE DREAM HOMES, RIGHT? Homes that have enough space to accommodate family and friends but locations that still feel peaceful? Luckily, these homes aren't just dreams--they are well within reach with three properties that are currently available through Reese Nichols realtors, Wolfe-Sweeney & Courtney. 

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The devil is in the details with this four bedroom, six bathroom home located at The National Golf Club. Not only is this home steps away from the Tom Watson designed course, but it also oozes old world charm. This custom home was lovingly created with only the finest materials available to the trade. The flamed granite  front entranceway walks you through double 9’ tall solid Honduran Mahogany doors and into a world of luxury. This property features extensive

woodworking

throughout,

specialty coffered ceiling treatments, custom curved wall panels, and a tall

The Old World Estate Home

beamed cathedral ceiling in the main entranceway to show off this home's unique features. No expense has been

6533 Ridge Road, Parkville

spared in building this beautiful Reverse Story floor plan.

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Do you live to entertain? If so, then this customized Don Julian home on Riss Lake is the one for you. Step into the wine cellar and select the perfect vintage for your latest dinner party on the patio where you can enjoy the 180-degree water view. Retire to

Lake Life

one of the four bedrooms, three and a half baths, or the billiards room for a little R&R. There was no expense

6049 Southlake Drive, Parkville

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When you simply need the best of everything, this is the place. Two master bedroom suites on the first floor offer options and three bedrooms on the lower level will accommodate all of your family and friends. Gather together in the chef’s quality kitchen, choose a bottle from the wine room,

Lakeside Grandeur

and relax in the open floor plan. Watch the sunset from one of two lakefront decks overlooking Riss Lake. This is

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DOES TRYING TO BUY A HOUSE FEEL LIKE A FULLTIME JOB? If you’ve been frequently outbid or struggling to find something in your price range, it’s not just bad luck. Inventory levels are low across the country, including in St. Louis and Kansas City, where the average time to sell all houses on the market has been hovering at around two months.  When the pressure’s on, and your dream house is on the line, there are some things you can do to prepare to help increase your chances. From saving up to securing financing, here are some tips for increasing your chances of getting your offer accepted.  GET YOUR FINANCES IN ORDER.  Before you start looking at houses, review your credit, save up for a strong down payment and get preapproved for a mortgage. Run the numbers ahead of time to assess what you’ll be able to realistically afford so you know you’re only looking at houses you can compete for.  Being preapproved helps cut down on the time it takes to secure a mortgage. It says more about your financial standing than a prequalification letter – which is based on your income alone – and helps you come across as a confident buyer to the seller.  WORK WITH A LOCAL REAL ESTATE AGENT.  Find an experienced professional who knows the area. A real estate agent can help you hone in on the best properties for you and your budget. They’ll likely sign you up for a database that gives you access to more listings than you might find on your own. Then, when it comes time to put an offer on a house, their knowledge will be invaluable when you’re crafting an attractive offer and quickly navigating the often overwhelming process.  26

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GET MOVING. In addition to hunting online, drive around your intended neighborhood and scout for properties. If you find a house that you like, go see it as soon as possible. Do as much research on the property ahead of time as you can so that you step into the open house informed and ready to act if you like it. Be organized and prepared to submit an offer right away. Ask your real estate agent to call, not email, to inquire, and submit an offer as quickly as you can. PUT YOUR BEST OFFER FORWARD.  In a competitive market, your offer may be one of many. Work with your agent to identify an amount that is within your price range but still enticing to the seller. Putting down a large down payment or earnest money deposit can help show you’re serious. Offering a cash down payment can also go a long way.  Avoid adding contingencies if you can, as they may make your offer less attractive. Including a personal letter is a good emotional appeal that can help you stand out to the sellers. If the sellers go with another buyer, it may still be worth putting in an offer if you really like the house. It never hurts to be there as a backup in case negotiations fall through during inspections

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Green and Leafy L e a d s to H e a lt h y HOUSEPLANTS CAN HELP PULL ALLERGENS AND CARCINOGENS OUT OF THE AIR IN YOUR HOME.

ARTICLE BY KAREN RIDDER THE PLANTS YOU BRING INSIDE DO MORE FOR YOUR

“It gets into our cells and can damage our cells. The plant

HOME THAN SIMPLY BEAUTIFY THE SPACE. They also

can actually take (the pollutant) and put it in a place where

help make it healthier. House plants breathe in carbon diox-

it won’t damage plant cells,” Ryberg says.

ide and breathe out clean oxygen, but they are also cleaning

A plant can store those chemicals as long as it is alive.

the air of other common household pollutants like benzene

It is helpful to think of the household as having an

and formaldehyde.

atmosphere. Adding plants puts another thing into the

Benzene can enter household air through cleaning products, paint thinners and tobacco smoke. While benzene

home ecosystem to pull bad things out and put good things back in.

usually dissipates quickly in the air, levels of the toxin are

The best choices for pollutant fighters are leafy plants

usually higher inside than outside. Formaldehyde com-

with a lot of surface area. Those with long thin leaves have

monly enters home air through manufactured wood prod-

a lot of space for breathing on both sides. Cacti can be a

ucts. It has been shown to be a cancer causing agent. .

good option as well because they have a thick stem to store

The problem starts with our energy efficient homes according to Park University Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Patricia Ryberg.

a lot of toxins. For households with pets, it is important to make sure any new houseplants are not toxic to animals.

“When you get energy efficient windows, they are

If you want to add some color to your home, consider a

good at keeping the cold and hot air out, but also trap-

Barberton daisy (a type of Gerbera daisy) or a potted flo-

ping air inside,” Ryberg says.

rist’s chrysanthemum. Both sprout from dark green leafy

The exhaust on an HVAC system is usually not effective enough to get all the toxic allergens out of the air. When

plants and could reduce benzene and formaldehyde from the air by 50% or more.

they do not escape, you breathe them in.

ENGLISH IVY This leafy vine seems to be the best all-around remover of common household toxins, including those associated with paint thinners and varnishes. It can be harmful if eaten by pets.

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BOSTON FERN This traditionally good house plant does not need a lot of bright sunlight to thrive. It is also very leafy and dark green which means it is breathing in a lot of air.

BAMBOO PALM With green stalks and lots of small thin leaves, this plant can grow quite tall and provide a lot of air cleaning potential. It is easy to care for and is not toxic to pets.

ALOE VERA The thick stem of this plant gives it a lot of space to store toxins taken from the air. It also provides a natural way to help heal burns and chapped hands.


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DIY

T H E G O O DY B A S K E T WOW YOUR GUESTS WITH THOUGHTFUL ITEMS IN THE GUEST ROOM

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"I just like to think of things that I like. I hate

the list

when I get to someone's house and get hungry late at night. You don't want to rummage through the kitchen. So I like to include some

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Tips For Building a B e tt e r B ask e t

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1. Think practically--water and snacks are universally needed. A little salty and a little sweet keeps things well-rounded. If you have an electric kettle in the room, tea bags are also a nice touch.

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2. Mix up your scents. Not everyone loves florals, so offer a variety of scents that can appeal to both men and women. 7. 3. Keep it cozy. There’s nothing worse than being cold in your room but not wanting to wake up your host. Include cozy socks or keep an extra throw easily available. 

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MARCH

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FEB 26 - MAR 31

Kansas City and Jackson County

MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS

through time from the early 1800s

history.

Follow

local

historian

David W. Jackson on a journey

The Coterie Theater, Crown Center

to present and discover Kansas

In this charming musical adaptation

City’s "herstory."

turn when a mysterious box arrives on their doorstep with a penguin inside.  Visit TheCoterie.org or call

50 E. 13th Street Suite 200

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Lite Fan Fest, presented by Sports

ART PROGRAM FOR ALZHEIMER'S

ture a special mimosa, beer cocktails

Radio 810 WHB, come early and feast on some brunch! Each menu will fea-

North Kansas City Wellness Center,

and bloody marys to kick start your

Zona Rosa

morning! Wake up with a nice cup of

MAR 1 - MAY 12

Create a work of art with help from

coffee from the KC Coffee Collective!

Nelson-Atkins teacher. Free upon

Welcome to all ages!

JOURNEY TO OZ

at NKCH.org/HealthEd.

816.474.6552 for showtimes.

completing the required registration

Crown Center Shops

One of the world’s beloved movies turns 80 this year, and Crown Center is celebrating by bringing the magic

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16 2019 SNAKE SATURDAY PARADE Downtown North Kansas City

W. O. M. A. N. (WOMEN ON MINDFULNESS AND NEGATIVITY)

Enjoy a Kansas City tradition with

North Kansas City Hospital Wellness

starts at 11 a.m. The children's carni-

Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly

Center, Zona Rosa

val and activities run from 10 a.m.-3

Lion, sneak into the Wicked Witch’s

Recognizing a negative thought

p.m. Come down and enjoy pony

castle and much more. 816.274.8444.

as soon as it pops into your head

rides, barrel train, airbrush tattoos,

is the first step toward living a

a tricycle obstacle course and more.

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more positive life. Discover the

Carnival rides are available starting

power of mindfulness in keeping

Friday evening and reopening from

NEW NEIGHBORS LEAGUE COFFEE

stress and negativity at bay Event

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.  

fee is $10; registration required at

of the big screen to you! Families can tour the enchanting world of the Munchkins, follow Dorothy, the

Tiffany Greens Community Center

ClubWkc.com

For ladies who would like to make friends and enjoy different activities throughout the month, New Neighbors League would like to invite you to a

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the Snake Saturday Parade! Parade

17 DJ PAULY D

50 E. 13th Street Suite 200

THE BEATLES HAD A HARD DAY'S NIGHT

Join Mix 93.3 for entertainment all

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a performance by DJ Pauly D! This

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In 1964, the Beatles appeared in

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recent success in America. Join

KANSAS CITY WOMEN OF INDEPENDENT MINDS

analyze the film and its cultural

music scholars David Thurmaier and Andrew Granade as they impact along with a complete screening of the film.

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MILLER LITE FAN FEST PARTY BRUNCH

Before you make your way to the Miller

of the beloved book, Mr. and Mrs. Popper’s lives take an adventurous

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ionette revue by StoneLion Puppet

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EXPLORE, EXPERIENCE, AND ENJOY PLATTE COUNTY'S PARKS AND RECREATION

the fun evening! Individual or small

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track, sounds tell a story. Join Dino

County. Join the Platte County Parks

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categories of instruments: percus-

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GREATER KANSAS CITY HOME & LIFESTYLE SHOW Bartle Hall

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PARTING THOUGHTS INCORPORATE AROMATHERAPY INTO YOUR DAILY ROUTINE

Deep breaths Tangerine

Vanilla

JURES UP IMAGES OF RELAXED SPA DAYS AND GENTLE MUSIC. But according to Susie Gibson, manager at Par Exsalonce Salon and Day Spa at Zona Rosa, aromatherapy is something that you can incorporate into your daily routine. As an Aveda spa, Par Exsalonce incorporates

their

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essential oils that are safe to use on the skin into many of their services. And while most people instantly think of lavender and eucalyptus when they think of thera-

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Peppermint

Here are five scents to try when lavender and eucalyptus seem ho-hum. TANGERINE-- Tangerine

awakens

the senses. Gibson says that rubbing a few drops inside the wrist or on the scalp can help wake you up in the morning. BERGAMOT-- Bergamot is calming and relaxing. Bergamot oil is frequently used in massages to ease tensions and relax muscles. Think of bergamot oil as the equivalent of a cup of tea for your senses.  PATCHOULI-- Patchouli brings the body into balance. The sweet scent helps to soothe and relax your mind. Use before bedtime to wind down.  VANILLA-- The sweet scent of vanilla is calming and familiar. If you're using scents in your home, using a diffuser with vanilla essential oil in the kitchen can be very calming. A few drops in a bath is an easy way to clear your mind as well.  PEPPERMINT-- Peppermint oil can refresh and soothe dry skin. Use pre and post workout for a quick pick-me-up. Can be used for energy or relaxation.  42

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