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Volume 26, Issue No. 3 19 EDITOR’S LETTER It’s All in the Design __ That’s what this issue is all about __ fabulous design that makes a statement.

HOME 24 HOME OF THE YEAR PARTY Once again builders, architects, designers, subcontractors and all other industry professionals and guests gathered for our 2012 Home of the Year awards ceremony. 26 THE GOODS Curves Ahead __ Add these sculptural and shapely silhouettes to your home’s interiors. 30 DESIGN DETAILS Reaching New Heights __ When it comes to welcoming guests inside, nothing says “hello” quite like this designer staircase. 32 VINTAGE STYLE Baroque and Beyond __ Blessed with detailed craftsmanship and a sense of place, architecturally salvaged goods are treasures that can be repurposed for instant personality. 36 LEEDING A REVOLUTION A Westside couple sustainably rehabbed their home, becoming the first certified LEED for Homes project in KCMO. 46 PERFORMANCE ART This dazzling garden is a headliner, reaping bountiful rewards for one Prairie Village couple.

LAKE OF THE OZARKS 56 READY FOR THE SPOTLIGHT A contemporary condo debuts its new style, all dressed up in play posters. 62 SEASIDE STYLE While the Midwest has indisputable natural beauty, you can fashion your own with interiors that mix or match. Lake-area designers offer these tips. 64 CALENDAR OF EVENTS Plan your lake vacay around some of these upcoming events.

GRAND LAKE 68 YOUR GUIDE TO GRAND LAKE Find places to go and things to do at Grand Lake. 72 GRAND GOINGS-ON Break out the flip flops and sunscreen __ it’s summertime at the lake.

LIFESTYLE 76 ARTISANS Nickelodeon Restorations __ If furniture-making isn’t in Daryl Nickel’s blood, it’s in his heart. 80 DAY TRIPS Flint Hills, Manhattan __ Experience the three-percent remaining tallgrass prairie in all the United States just two hours west of Kansas City.

PHOTO BY JAMES MAIDHOF

84 COOKING SCHOOL Springtime Soiree __ It’s a nice day for fresh greens, local ingredients, tasty wine and a hunk of cheesecake, too. 90 CALENDAR OF EVENTS What’s happening in Kansas City this May/June.

ABOUT THE COVER ... This family-oriented kitchen is red hot with all of its certified green features. Photo by Bob Greenspan

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EDITOR’S LETTER

It’s All in the Design

BROOKE PEARL Editor bpearl@nci.com

“GOOD DESIGN IS MAKING SOMETHING INTELLIGIBLE

Now, what about your summer plans? While you won’t see

and memorable. Great design is making something memorable

me in a bathing suit, I still encourage you to grab yours and

and meaningful.” — Dieter Rams

make the drive to the Lake of the Ozarks or Grand Lake, Okla.,

And that’s what this issue is all about — fabulous design

each of which sports its own design style. But if you prefer to

that makes a statement. You’ll see it in the form of furniture,

stay homebound, there’s no better time than now to update

home accessories, a remodeled staircase (shown above)

some home accessories with those that really tout good

and more. (Check out the before picture of the staircase on

design (or have a piece custom-made). I’m hoping to get out

page 30 — you’ll be amazed at the transformation!)

to the garden and weed, too, but that could be pushing it.

Summer brings with it an enormous amount of color — it’s everywhere in every piece of clothing, textile, paint and

Maybe I’ll just enjoy my small garden in full bloom and a mocktail instead.

so on, easily finding its way into home design. It’s a win-win

No matter what style drives you, ultimately, it boils down to

combination — well-executed, colorful design — which is

what you like and what you can live with day in and day out.

what I’m hoping emerges from my home office-turned-

This Billy Baldwin quote hangs on the bulletin board in my

nursery. (I painted the room in Behr’s Stained Glass, and a

office as a reminder of that: “Be faithful to your own taste

friend is making a custom window seat with storage for us.) As

because nothing you really like is ever out of style.” But, if you

I’m sure you’ve heard before, great design also tells a story,

can’t quite put your finger on your own personal design style,

and usually a memorable one at that. No better place does

this city’s full of wonderfully talented architectural and interior

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Hot Topic Design for the way you live. That’s exactly what these homeowners did in this colorful, open-concept kitchen within their Westside home, which is the first certified LEED for Homes project in Kansas City, Mo. Other fabulous examples of quality design come in the form of furniture, landscaping and entryways __ find it all in this section.


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1 ONCE AGAIN BUILDERS, ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS, SUBCONTRACTORS, AND ALL other industry professionals and guests gathered together for KCH&G’s 2012 Home of the Year awards ceremony at Factory Direct Appliance on Tuesday, March 27. Partygoers enjoyed appetizers and a buffet from Brancato’s Catering, wine from Somerset Ridge Vineyard & Winery, and live music from the Tom Penderblast Quartet (and, yes, a little karaoke at the end of the night). Most important, ticket proceeds from this year’s event benefited the Love Fund for Children. Thanks to all of our winners, judges, presenting sponsors and vendors for another successful competition and event!

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1. Thanks to Factory Direct Appliance in Lenexa for opening its showroom for the evening. Let the ceremony begin! 2. KCH&G publisher, Renee Demott, with Tom Rensenhouse, owner of Rensen House of Lights 3. Randy and Jane Kietzman, gold award winners and Judges’ Pick recipients (Best Modern Architecture) with Nebraska Furniture Mart’s Suelai Schrader 4. Another team of gold award winners/Judges’ Pick honorees (Best Custom/Empty Nest Home): Patrick Willis, Janet Alholm, Bob Willis and Scott Bickford with The Tile Shop’s Dustin Hammond 5. A delicious buffet followed the awards ceremony. 6. Emcees Mark Alford, Fox 4 morning anchor, and Dave Pleskac, radio host of “Real Talk with Dave,” watched as Lisa Herron, executive director of the Love Fund, addressed the crowd. 7. Also taking home a framed Judges’ Pick award (Best Interior Design) were Bruce Hollenbeck, Pinnacle Home Design, and Troy Moore, Madi Mali Homes. 8. KCH&G staff member Laure Potter with Andy, Jeanne and Drew Alingh with Stoneworth Building Products.

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Reaching New Heights Story by Brooke Pearl

Photo by Alistair Tutton

When it comes to welcoming guests into their home, nothing says “hello” quite like this designer staircase. BUT A WARM WELCOME TURNS COLD IF AN entry features an unsafe, chunky and outdated structure, like with Stan and Tommye Sexton’s former staircase. The Sextons purchased their 1970s home, located off Wornall Road in KCMO, last year after realizing they needed more space than their townhouse, just south of the Plaza, offered. After touring the home for the first time, it was evident that the staircase, part of the original home, garnered the most attention for an immediate update. Contemporary is the word that Tommye uses to describe their sense of style, and the existing staircase was just the opposite, with its dated wood frame and missing handrail on one side. Plus, and maybe more important, it wasn’t code-compliant. “It is in the center of the house, so it was important to us that it looked good, was safe and contemporary,” she says. In more technical terms, “it was out of level and out of plumb,” says architect Rick McDermott, owner of RDM Architecture. “We had to take the ceiling out below and reinforce the floor joist.” (The second floor also was out of level, but in the opposite direction of the first floor, further complicating the implementation.) In addition, the landing was reframed, and the living room floor, which is a step up from the entryway, was pushed back. The floating glass staircase is more transparent, opening up the entire room. “The simplicity of the stairs is a testament to quality craftsmanship and well-executed design through dedicated teamwork,” says Matt Lero, also with RDM Architecture. And it fits flawlessly with the homeowners’ style. The Sextons couldn’t be happier with their new “welcome,” but reassurance from friends is always appreciated: “Whatever it cost, it was worth it.” And they couldn’t agree more.

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lew of etro This montage of finds would perfectly complement a midcentury modern interior. Vintage globes (1960s-70s): $18-24. Vintage Kodak cameras (1950s-60s): $24-48. Mid-century relief sculpture art (wood and metal): $75. Retro-style lamps and shades (1960s-70s): $36-48. Burke of Texas orangecovered armchair (1970s): $100. Eva Ziesel Red Wing teapot (1950s): $70. Urban Mining Homewares, 816.529.2829 or urbanmininghomewares.com MIDWEST CHAPTER

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a Revolution IT ALL HAPPENED VERY FAST. EDDY KRYGIEL and Angiela Meyer returned from their honeymoon on a Friday, saw a just-posted real estate listing online on Saturday and put a deposit down on a

STORY BY ANDREA DARR P H O T O S BY B O B G R E E N S PA N

A Westside couple sustainably rehabbed their home, becoming the first certified LEED for Homes project in KCMO.

house on Sunday. Within two weeks, they had completed all drawings, secured a loan and hired a contractor. Six months after that, they moved in. You have to move fast in downtown’s Westside. The quickly gentrifying neighborhood has primo location, skyline views and dynamite corner restaurants. The influx of architects, artists and designers means the housing stock is modernizing ___

in both style and substance ___ with mixed methods

of razing and rebuilding or rehabbing. Krygiel and Meyer, falling into the latter category, used the opportunity to make their 1890s home as efficient ___ or more so ___ than a home built today. Its structural brick gave them a good start, and they increased their R-value with new windows and bio-based, closed-cell foam on the roof for a tight building envelope. The home now has a HERS rating of 69; 0 is considered the best, and most new and existing homes range in the 100s. The home’s 1,236 square feet of space cost about $130 a month in utilities and it’s comfortable. “There are no drafts or cold spots. It’s the same temperature all over the house,” Krygiel adds. He spent extra money to zone the upstairs and downstairs separately because there was no space for a chase. PLEASE TURN THE PAGE

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The home was certified Silver in the LEED for Homes program without much extra thought nor the expense often associated with building green and became the first certified home in Kansas City, Mo. Aiming for certification was a no-brainer. As a LEED-accredited commercial architect, Krygiel knew the tenets of the program and only had to modify them for residential. He also held another advantage. The first points are for meetings to discuss the design process. “Since I’m the architect and the homeowner, I could have that discussion pretty quickly and

ABOVE:

The interiors evolved a mid-century modern look with Meyer’s turquoise

couches and other vintage finds. The two chairs abutting the couch __ original

easily,” he admits. The two-story home was uninhabited and in poor condition when the couple snagged it in foreclosure. It gave them the chance to start fresh. Meyer, a graphic designer, selected the color palette and helped with the layout

Herman Millers __ were salvaged from a dormitory at Benedictine College. TOP LEFT:

Meyer bought the original Eames chairs on a whim as a vendor

was transporting them from his van into the River Market Antique Mall. For the light fixture, she ordered a single red bulb from Watts Up to match a smaller-sized fixture over the sink.

and materials. Krygiel and Meyer both brought flame-colored Le

RIGHT:

Krygiel used all the square inches available in the house, such as the space

under the stairs. The open nook holds coats, while another storage closet hides

Creuset cookware to their marriage, a starting point for the

the washer/dryer, bicycles and electronics, such as the server and printer,

kitchen’s color palette. They selected a discontinued color of

behind sliding doors. As part of their consolidating of households, they went

Lobster laminate from Albeti and got the last two sheets in

completely digital by ripping their music CDs and installing speakers in the ceilings.

the entire country, which they used on the island and alcove above the fridge. “We were looking for a nice, warm kitchen. Cooler colors don’t feel like home to us,” Krygiel says. PLEASE TURN THE PAGE

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Krygiel and Meyer call the kitchen the media center because they have no television in the house and everyone pitches in to make dinner. Handmade ravioli and gnocchi are favorites, and the girls especially like brick-roasted chicken. “There have been plenty of times we’ve had all five burners going at once,” Krygiel comments.

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The goal for the well-used kitchen was to keep seasonal storage up high near the ceiling and day-to-day utensils out in view. During demolition, they found out the chimney was unsupported by anything other than the floor when it collapsed, so they called it a “nice mistake,” added some beams and opened up the space. The end cap of the island marks the chimney’s former location. The couple salvaged many materials, reusing studs and keeping the original hardwood floors in place upstairs. They updated wiring and plumbing

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keeping the runs

to a minimum by stacking the bathrooms ___ and set up an instant hot water tank under the island, which serves their needs immediately and reduces wasted water. They also upped their MERV filter to more efficiently remove particles and improve indoor air quality. Krygiel researched alternative energies such as solar and wind but neither worked for the site. Where they earned the majority of points for their Silver certification is in location, energy efficiency and material reuse (they used only 1.5 dumpsters). The process of documentation was a pain, Krygiel bemoans, but the outcome was worth the effort. The house feels new, personalized and comfortable. It’s also helped them form good habits, such as taking off

ABOVE:

In a home that is a total of 19 feet across, every inch is valuable.

But part of that space was dedicated to the installation of a gas fireplace, a feature Krygiel says is worth the space because it can heat the whole house.

their shoes when entering the house by using a bench LEFT:

Many of the furnishings were serendipitous finds or inexpensive purchases,

placed by the door. “It was not about having that LEED

such as from eBay or IKEA. The dresser used as a buffet is an example

benchmark,” Krygiel says. “It was about designing smart.”

of adaptive use. The art above was purchased at a KCAI art auction.

Resources CONTRACTOR: JAMIE JEFFRIES CONSTRUCTION ENERGY RATER: SHARLA RIEAD, HATHMORE TECHNOLOGIES LANDSCAPE DESIGNER (concept): THE GREENSMAN

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WHERE THEY EARNED POINTS Innovation & Design Process: 5 Integrated project team, third-party verification Location & Linkages: 10 Infill, previously developed site with existing house Community resources, transit, access to open space Sustainable Sites: 9 Minimized site disturbance, permeable lot, reduction in heat island effect Water Efficiency: 4 High-efficiency fixtures Energy & Atmosphere: 17 Exceptional energy performance Materials & Resources: 3.5 Reclaimed lumber, construction waste reduction Indoor Environmental Quality: 13 Enhanced combustion venting, dehumidifier Indoor contaminant control, shoe removal spot Awareness & Education: 1 Operations and training manual

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This dazzling garden is a headliner, reaping bountiful rewards for one Prairie Village couple. Story by GLORIA GALE Photos by JAMES MAIDHOF

IT’S SHOW TIME IN PRAIRIE VILLAGE. Bursting with tidy homes and squares of

Left... This brick pathway that

maintaining privacy and accessibility utilizing our plant collections,” he adds.

green, this little ’burb oozes charm. Taking a bow

A friend referred the homeowners to Kim

is one couple whose top-flight garden deserves

Sorensen, RLA, ASLA, senior project manager

applause.

with Ochsner Hare & Hare, in 2004 to assist

Over the years, the couple has dedicated much

with the design; her expertise was critical to

of their time to transforming their half-acre into

move forward. “In particular, we needed to have

a classically designed botanical retreat. Before

everything completed by 2005 for a garden tour

putting down roots in Prairie Village, the couple

attracting 500 gardeners from all over the

lived in Virginia, routinely visiting the enviable

country,” the wife says.

grounds of Monticello and Williamsburg, among

Sorensen drew up plans incorporating ideas

just one of many design elements.

others. Various elements from those gardens

culled from the homeowners’ wish list. One of the

“My wife and I are passionate

left an unmistakable impression that would

first was establishing easy access from the living

eventually be integrated into their own property.

room to the outdoors. The solution: adding a set

“When we moved here in 1977, the existing

of French doors leading to a new patio where

grounds were modestly tended but lacked an

Sorensen’s plans blossomed to include a new

inspired design,” the wife, an accomplished

radiant-heated bluestone patio and a white-

gardener, says. With her husband, also a serious

painted swing laced with climbing New Dawn

gardener, they mapped out goals. “We wanted a

roses. Nearby, a classic Chippendale treillage

vista — a broad view that would highlight various

frames the perfect backdrop for a brick-rimmed

beds and borders throughout the property while

four-foot-round pond tucked into the patio corner.

runs the length of the garden is

about our gardens, but Kim is really the genius behind the overall space planning,” the homeowner says. Right... The home office overlooks a profusion of plantings, tidily edged with boxwood and liriope.

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The northernmost perimeter of the property is a verdant backdrop of chokeberry, yellow twig dogwood, viburnum interspersed with screening witch hazel, incense cedar, spruce and juniper. Mid-garden, Sorensen created a 44-foot brick pathway lined with white wax begonias in the summer and grape hyacinths in the spring. This signature element reaches across the entire expanse of the garden, providing not only a clear sight line but leading the eye toward a 10-foot metal arch surrounded by low-growing and climbing annuals and perennials. Opposite, a sloping bed alongside the home brims with a thicket of shade-loving hosta, white buds, magnolia, lilies, hydrangea and wood anemones, among others. Amidst the lush profusion, stepping stones lead upward to what the homeowners call Phase II, a lot that once belonged to an elderly widow. They deconstructed the home after her passing and memorialized “Katie’s Garden” with a stone marker and inspired plantings. The transition between the two properties was also inspired, with Sorensen joining them with a bullnose brick and bluestone staircase. “We mimicked the established brick pathway in Phase I with a complementing 55-foot oyster shell path in Phase II,” Sorensen describes. “Lined with dwarf allium and daylilies, the path is the perfect visual terminating at the ‘gardenbelle.’”

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Above... The patio opens up to Mazus, a creeping ground cover peeking between bluestone stepping stones. An 18-inch pierced brick wall is topped with succulents, scented geranium and stone troughs. A pergola with swing and small pond additionally enhance the patio as well as a gurgling bubbler surrounded by old-fashioned coral bells, ajuga and a boxwood hedge. Left... Welcoming guests to the front door are tulips in the spring and the wild garden of larkspur, feverfew and poppy seed in the summer. 48 • KCHANDG.COM


On either side of the double gate (blooming with polka-dot climbing roses), a dry creek bed was created to solve a drainage problem. The Chippendale fence is the perfect backdrop for a drought-resistant garden, with two sculptural obelisks or “tuteurs” that will eventually be covered with purple and white clematis.

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The “belle,” a petite potting shed complete with a zinctopped counter and checkerboard wooden floor, acts as

Top.. The brick and bluestone staircase marks the transition to Phase II, which showcases “Katie’s Garden” and the picture-perfect potting shed beyond.

the anchor for the garden’s northwest corner, backed

Opposite.. The ‘gardenbelle’ stylishly houses the homeowners’ gardening equipment,

by a shrub border of Carolina allspice, paperbark maple

croquet set and a restful lounge area.

and viburnum. Katie’s garden afforded the homeowners considerably

Below... The quaint potting shed was purchased from an ad that the couple saw in Colonial Williamsburg magazine, which fits nicely within their garden theme.

more room to plant, “specifically, my scree garden, where troughs of succulents, lavender and cactus flourish in a gravel bed,” the wife notes. Passionate about gardening, the couple has been up for the role of their lifetime, planting and growing a work of art that changes daily. Their work here is not just idle puttering; it’s labor-intensive but very therapeutic — and deserves a standing ovation.

Resources Garden Design: Ochsner Hare & Hare Hardscape Materials: Sturgis Materials, Glen-Gery Brick Fence: Design by OHH; Install by Clayton Hooper Plants and Installation: Rosehill Gardens Irrigation System: Rain Bird Electrical Work: Tann Electric Masonry: Mike Smith Gardenbelle: Gardensheds Inc. (Lambertville, N.J.) Oyster shell source: Carolina Supplies and Materials (Charleston, S.C.) Katie’s poem plaque: Acme Sign, Sturgis Materials

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STORY BY

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MATT KOCOUREK

THE RENOVATION OF THIS LAKE of the Ozarks condominium started out like most remodeling projects — small. “We started with our kitchen, which was out of date,” the homeowner says. “We had old appliances, didn’t have a wine cooler and had painted wooden cabinets.”

The homeowners wanted

As work on the kitchen began, however, the project quickly spread throughout the nearly 3,400-square-foot condo that boasts “The layout of our building is unique because it’s where two buildings come together,” the homeowner says. “The builder just left the space the way it fell. The space forms a ‘Y’ shape that wraps around the corner, so we have two

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new appliances, add a wine cooler and replace cabinets.

a distinctive floor plan.

balconies and a lot of glass.”

to update their kitchen with

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As the remodel began, the project spread throughout the house, resulting in a full renovation.


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The homeowners purchased the condo in 1993, and after more than a decade of ownership, the time was ripe for a transformation. Osage Beach-based Westenhaver Construction managed the project from start to finish, including design and permits. During the renovation, some of the condo’s outdated infrastructure was replaced, including the HVAC system and electrical. A large portion of the renovation resulted in eyecatching cosmetic changes that morphed the space into a contemporary lakeside haven. Fabricated custom cabinetry and a fireplace surround created what the homeowner calls “a big statement.” Maple hardwood flooring adds a combination of sleekness and warmth, eliminating the need for problematic carpets that “refused to lie flat,” the homeowner says, adding that installing hardwood floors also “changed the whole atmosphere of the condo.” New millwork and doors and a designed custom wood staircase and railing completed the renovation. The result? ABOVE... The sleek, contemporary interior of this renovated Lake of the Ozarks condo

A bright, contemporary space that serves as an ideal

is the ideal backdrop for the homeowners’ collection of play posters,

backdrop for the homeowners’ impressive art collection.

each purchased after seeing a play in New York. BELOW... The homeowner calls the fireplace a “big statement” in the home.

“We have 99 play posters, all of them bought in New York City,” he says. “My wife and I are in New York a lot.

The wood surround extends the warmth of the maple hardwood floors

We see a play, buy a poster and then come home and

and provides a bit of separation in the open floor plan.

frame it.”

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The renovation was finished in May 2011. As the various projects neared completion, the homeowners reached out to interior designer Nick Detert of Putnam’s Studio 1012 in Columbia. Although interior design services certainly add to a renovation budget, the homeowners say the extra expense is a worthwhile investment, especially

if

you’re

dramatically

changing the look of your home. “The decorator really did a lot with the fireplace,” the homeowner says. “He layered it with different artifacts and pieces. Studio 1012 also did the lights, the fans — that’s where you’ve got to give the decorator credit.” After

studying

contemporary

the

interior,

polished, it

seems

more urban than lakeside. And the homeowners enjoy every inch of their retreat, the perfect haven for a weekend of relaxation amid the bustling waterfront. ABOVE... Detert of Putnam’s Studio 1012 added polish and panache with a

“The Lake has everything — a lot of

thoughtfully curated selection of interior pieces and accessories.

variety,” the homeowner says. “We

TOP RIGHT... Colorful, playful accessories accentuate the vivid hues of the homeowners’

art collection and further emphasize the home’s contemporary interior.

used to go down to the Lake for boating and skiing. Now we come for the atmosphere and ambiance and to relax.”

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Seaside

Style While the Midwest has indisputable natural beauty, you can fashion your own with interiors that mix or match. Lake-area designers offer these tips. 62 • KCHANDG.COM


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define the area and add comfort underfoot. “I like to arrange outdoor furniture around the rug to create a cozy conversation area,” Vintage Coqui owner and designer Roy Scherrer says. “You can add planters for a bit of color and greenery that will look good all season long.” Plan for a Party The Lake has some awe-inspiring views, so long tables in deep browns and chairs with cream-colored cushions are not only functional but comfortable. Light It Up Lauren Hermann, an art teacher who has a background in interior design, adds lamps wherever she can. Lamps with trim and beading on the edges add excitement and will stay in style. Express Your Personality Hermann also created an unexpected look by mixing modern glam furniture and vintage artwork. Tim Brockmeier, of Designs by Brockmeier, helped her create a soothing and relaxing palette of neutrals on the walls, except in her dining room where she used dill pickle and cream with a pink accent (shown). Go Retro John Elliott of John Elliott Interiors says design has gone back to sectionals and shag rugs. Sectionals can be arranged in many ways and give a room soft lines. Add bold patterned pillows for some sass.

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Plan your lake vacay around some of these upcoming events. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LAKE OF THE OZARKS CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU

May 5

Participate in one of the largest events of the year: the

professional Dan Belcher. Shrimp boil after contest. Time: noon-6

SPRING HARBOR HOP. Dozens of the Lake’s best restaurants

p.m. 573.374.5852 or captainronsatthelake.com

and marinas will be set up as checkpoints to draw cards for the

June 8-10

best and worst hands. Prizes are awarded to winners, and anyone

CANNONBALL at Dog Days Bar & Grill. Canine athletes compete

can play. 1.800.funlake or funlake.com/harborhop

in Big Air, Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieve at this family-friendly

May 5, August 25

event. 573.348.9797 or dogdays.ws

Treasure hunters gather at the Laurie

How far can your dog jump? Find out at the CANINE

Fairgrounds for a giant 27-ACRE YARD SALE. Time: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

June 15

573.374.8776 or cityoflaurie.com

show at CAMDEN COUNTY MUSEUM. Cost: $10. Time: noon.

May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14

Check out

Join other “ladies who lunch” followed by a fashion

573.346.7191 or camdencountymuseum.com

all makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles during HOT

June 14-16

SUMMER NIGHTS on the Bagnell Dam Strip. This kid-friendly

WAKEBOARDING FESTIVAL at Captain Ron’s, where professional

Be there for the first annual BROSTOCK

event offers giveaways, helicopter rides and entertainment. Time:

wakeboarders from around the world compete for the title.

6-11 p.m. cruisehotsummernights.com

573.374.5852 or captainronsatthelake.com

May 18-20

June 30-July 1

Gas up your boat for the 3RD ANNUAL DAM TO

See nature’s beauty in all forms of mined

DAM POWER BOAT FUN RUN from Bagnell to Truman. The

materials at the 10TH ANNUAL GEM, JEWELRY, ROCK,

Friday meet-and-greet pre-party is at Dorsey’s; run starts at

MINERAL AND FOSSIL SHOW at the Inn at the Grand Glaize.

Miller’s Landing on Saturday at 7 a.m. 573.346.7191

Time: 11 a.m. -5 p.m. 417.532.4367

May 19

July 4

Put on your best 1930s vintage wear and celebrate

FIREWORKS! Catch a show at Lodge of Four Seasons,

the first crossing of Bagnell Dam at the annual OMA AND NOMA

13MM or on Horseshoe Bend Pkwy, 4seasonsresort.com; Tan-

HERITAGE FESTIVAL. Find local musicians, craft artisans, country

Tar-A, 26MM or on State Road KK, tan-tar-a.com; or Captain

dancing, a 5K run, checker tournament, frog-jumping contest and

Ron’s, 34.5MM or Lake Road 5-50, captainronsatthelake.com

more. Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. omanomaheritagefestival.com

July 21

May 31-June 3, October 4-7

AQUAPALOOZA, with live music, prizes and activities. Time: noon-

Swap, trade or sell anything at

SWAPPING DAYS, where you’ll find 900 vendors. 573.378.4374

Join the Lake’s largest family boating event,

5 p.m. 573.365.5382 or aquapalooza.com

or jacobscave.com June 2

Bring your buckets and shovels to test your skills

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Kick Off Your Shoes Whether it’s boating, skiing, sunbathing or taking a peaceful walk along any of the 1,300 miles of shoreline, Grand Lake is a summer hot spot for vacationers. Visit some of the area’s local attractions, or plan your trip around the numerous seasonal events and festivals. Just be sure to pack the sunscreen.


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Shangri-La Golf Club

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GRAND LAKE: Places to Go, Things to Do

SOUTH GRAND & DUCK CREEK

GROVE

You won’t be bored on or off the water in this area of Grand Lake.

Grove has a range of activities for just about everyone. Lendonwood

Pensacola Dam, the state’s oldest hydroelectric facility, hosts free

Gardens, a six-acre botanical garden, is home to more than 1,200

tours from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The hour-long tour begins

different varieties of plants. The Cherokee Queen, launched in

at the education center and moves to the power plant where

1945, is one of the area’s most popular attractions. The 168-ton

participants learn about hydroelectricity. This area is filled with

ship provides sight-seeing and dinner tours throughout the

vacation homes, yacht clubs, antique shops and restaurants.

summer months. If casinos are your thing, Grove houses the

Chuck Perry, of RE/MAX Grand Lake, says the south end of the

Grand Lake Casino, and if the greens are where you want to be,

area is “Grand Lake’s version of the Ozarks’ party cove, just a

the Patricia Island Golf Club and Grand Cherokee Golf Course are

lot more subdued.” The town of Disney, located in this region,

both situated here. Har-Ber Village, another tourist favorite, is an

provides a home for the Picture in Scripture Amphitheater. The

antique museum comprising 100 buildings filled with antique

theater is known for its biblical dramas with casts of 80, live

novelties and collections. If you prefer to walk, er, jump on the wild

animals and pyrotechnics. Each year, the National Hook-N-Cookoff

side — like from a 60-foot cliff — Dripping Springs will give you

is held here and produces approximately 1,000 pounds of tasty

the rush you’re looking for.

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MIAMI Located on Old Route 66 and pronounced by locals my-am-uh, this 13-mile stretch of town has three main claims to fame, Perry says. First is the Coleman Theatre Beautiful, renovated in a lush manner to its 1929 splendor and the home of a wide array of productions. The Route 66 Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum is home to the Evel Knievel exhibit and Criss Angel’s Insane Sporty Rocket motorcycle. Or, if you feel like making a bet, there are a handful of places to do so , including the popular 70,000-squarefoot Buffalo Run Casino.

VINITA This city, about 15 miles off the lake, is a gateway to Grand Lake

Cherokee Queen

PHOTO BY MATT KOCOUREK

from I-44. This town has a very Old-Western feel and attractions to boot. The annual Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo is held here every August. The week-long event began in 1935 at the behest of the native son and features an opening-day parade and events, including steer and calf roping, bronco riding and barrel racing. For the past 33 years, the rodeo has been followed by “Big Country Weekend,” a day of celebration that includes a fair, softball tournament, carnival rides, entertainment and food. The highlight, perhaps, is the lunchtime calf fry, or mountain oyster, cook-off. Touted as the “Calf Fry Capital of the World,” 2,000 pounds of the delicacies are cooked. The town is also the home

Lendonwood Gardens

PHOTO COURTESY OF LENDONWOOD GARDENS

of the Summerside Vineyards, Winery & Meadery.

JAY & EAST GRAND The city of Jay is the county seat, settled by the Cherokee Indians. Here, you’ll find the Mariee Wallace Museum, which commemorates those who traveled the trail. Each year during the Fourth of July weekend, the town throws a Huckleberry Festival. Car enthusiasts will enjoy perusing the National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum created by car builder Darryl Starbird. The museum opened in 1995, is home to custom cars built by Starbird, and hosts an annual car and hot-rod show.

ELK RIVER If you come to the lake with your family, this is the place to stay, according to Perry. The small town, Cowskin, on this arm of the river was named after a tannery built there in the 1800s. There is an abundance of fishing cabins, and it’s a great place to take the kids waterskiing. “This is one of the prettier areas and is farther

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The Pensacola Dam

PHOTO COURTESY OF GRAND LAKE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

from town,” he says.

MONKEY ISLAND Located in the heart of Grand Lake, Monkey Island offers a host of activities, including horseback riding, shopping and museum perusing. It is the home of a winery, nightlife and new vacationhome development. Boat charters and rentals are available, and if you want to take a break or get in some exercise, this area is home to the 18-hole Shangri-La Golf Club, Resort & Marina.


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Grand Goings-On

Break out the flip flops and sunscreen – it’s summertime at the lake. PHOTO COURTESY OF GRAND LAKE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

June 1

Assemble a winning team and sign up at the Vinita Area

July 4

Start your toes tapping at the ARTS, CRAFTS, MUSIC

Chamber of Commerce for THE CHAMBER CLASSIC GOLF

& CAJUN FESTIVAL at Grove Civic Center. 918.786.8896

TOURNAMENT at Peoria Ridge Golf Course. Door prizes and prize

July 28

money will be given away. 918.256.7133

Arrowhead Yacht Club for BOATS, BIKES, BIKINIS & BBQ for an

June 7-9

See clogging and fiddling competitors from across

the country and enjoy special after-concert jam sessions at the

Gas up your vehicle of choice and get down to

auction, food and entertainment. 918.782.3292 August 4

Enjoy food, live entertainment, vendors and, of course,

AMERICAN HERITAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL. June 7: Snider’s

cars at the ROUTE 66 SUMMER FEST CAR SHOW. Car show at

Camp, 6:30-10 p.m.; June 8-9: Grove Civic Center, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

1 p.m.; awards at 4:30 p.m. followed by a cruise in downtown

918.786.8896

Vinita. 918.256.7133

June 8-9

Rev up your excitement level as monster trucks roar

August 11

Retrieve bobbers from the GREAT GRAND BOBBER

into the Miami Fairgrounds for O’REILLY’S NATIONAL MONSTER

DROP and turn them in to win prizes donated by Grand Lake

TRUCK RALLY. 417.887.9400

area merchants. Stake out Honey Creek, Sailboat Bridge, Horse

June 9, July 14, August 11

Get a close-up viewing of all types

Creek/Bernice, Shangri-La and Elk River areas. 918.786.2300

of aircraft during the FLY-IN at Grand Lake Regional Airport in

August 18

Ketchum. 918.693.1855

RODEO KICK-OFF STREET DANCE in Vinita. Vendors and kids’

June 11-17

Participate in OKLAHOMA D-DAY 15TH: THE

Get on your dancing shoes for the CALF FRY AND

games start at 6 p.m., dance at 7 p.m. 918.256.7133

WORLD’S LARGEST PAINTBALL EVENT, where 5,000 players

August 18-25

simulate the Invasion of Normandy on the field of D-Day

OTTAWA COUNTY FREE FAIR on the Miami Fairgrounds with a

Adventure Park in Wyandotte. 918.666.3411 June 22-24

Learn about the Peoria Tribe, their history, culture,

Take the family for some old-fashioned fun at the

nightly livestock show, exhibits, grandstand events, food vendors and more. 918.542.1688

music and dance during the 15TH ANNUAL POW WOW on the

August 22

tribal grounds. 918.540.2535, ext. 15

PARADE as it strolls from North Park through downtown Vinita

June 29-July 4

Check out the 45TH ANNUAL HUCKLEBERRY

Catch the WILL ROGERS MEMORIAL RODEO

then meet at Cowboy Junction for lunch, live music and prizes.

FESTIVAL in Jay, which includes a car show, 5K run, carnival, arts

Time: 11 a.m. The rodeo runs August 21-25. 918.256.7133

and crafts, frog-jumping contest and much more. 918.253.8698

August 25

July 3

Celebrate the FOURTH OF JULY AT DUCK CREEK with

Watch teams of cowboys heading and heeling,

bulldogging, cutting and penning at the COWBOY GAMES at the

fireworks, F16 flyover and warbirds on the field for viewing

Craig County Fairgrounds in Vinita. 9 a.m.-noon; free admission.

beforehand. 918.782.3292

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Tasteful Entertaining It’s a hot, muggy summer day in Kansas City. It must be time for the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens’ annual event __ Stems: A Garden Soiree. After walking around, take a load off at our Fine Outdoor Living area, with a glass of wine, evening hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. Still need more to do this summer? If you enjoy cooking and/or traveling then we’ve got you covered.


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“The end product often surprises me, and when I can’t quite hide a smile as I stand back and look at the finished piece, I know I’ve been successful.”

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Nickelodeon Restorations DARYL

NICKEL

nickelfurniture.com IF FURNITURE-MAKING ISN’T IN DARYL NICKEL’S BLOOD, it’s in his heart. Working with his hands since he was a boy,

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he earned a degree in industrial arts (and philosophy) and uses the art form for expression and, since 1982, to make a living.

What is your inspiration? It’s mostly the wood itself and the infinite possibilities that such a natural form presents. Along with that is the input and energy that comes from clients. Often, the piece begins to take on its own energy as I work, guiding me toward a satisfying product.

What makes you good at what you do? The engineering of a well-made piece of furniture is worked out through experience and becomes instinct. I bring great attention to detail to all my pieces. I look for materials that are of high quality, have some interest in terms of grain pattern and somehow express the ideas that I bring to that particular piece.

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How do you connect with your work? The connection between materials and the finished piece can happen early in the process or midway through, when something about the wood gives me a new idea. You have to be willing to adjust and allow the intrinsic “life” of the wood to come through. It is, after all, “alive” in the sense that it continues to move and expand and contract even after it is made into furniture.

Describe your work, both in restoration and custom. My restorations have ranged from simple repair and refinishing to full-scale reproductions based on shadows of jointery left on original pieces. Custom pieces have ranged from a small box to contain the remains of a loved one to furnishing an entire house with Arts and Crafts-style pieces.

Why is custom work necessary or attractive to clients?

• Expert metal finishing, fabrication & repair including polishing & lacquering • Polished & black nickel, brass, copper, gold & silver plating • Restoration of door hardware, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, etc. • Custom fabrication of architectural elements

Ready-made pieces often don’t have the details or dimensions that a client needs. Having a piece custom-made means that all possibilities can be considered, whether it’s matching a style or filling out a set. The work is then associated with a maker, becoming an object of art that will be beautiful and useful for generations. – PROPRIETORS –

See a display of Nickel’s work at Mississippi at 9th Shopping Center (inside courtyard) in Lawrence, Kan.

Steve Gaunt and Jim Hummel 1315 Tracy Avenue • Kansas City MO 64106

816.471.1002 Fax 816.471.1008 www.acmebrassplating.com

Phone

Learn more about him at kchandg.com/nickel-furniture

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Garage Storage Systems of Kansas City

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Right Source for your Light Source Baker-Lockwood

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Enjoy your deck or patio in the cool comfortable shade of your new retractable fabric awning. Easy to use! Just a touch of a button or a turn of the crank. You can choose from hundreds of colors and patterns to add to the beauty of your home. Western stands behind its retractable awning with a 5 year warranty.

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Exceptional service. Exceptional results. Attention to detail, dependability, and integrity are my personal values. FULFILLING YOUR DREAMS IS MY PASSION.

Dave Pleskac 913-660-8960

REECE & NICHOLS REALTORS REALTOR

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Flint Hills, Manhattan Experience the three-percent remaining tallgrass prairie in all the United States just two hours west of Kansas City.

SOME OF MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY ON BOTH U.S. COASTS think I’m absolutely nuts, and many people right here in Kansas City raise their eyebrows when I say that the Flint Hills of Kansas, in my opinion, is some of the most beautiful landscape in the country. That’s why I’m so excited about the new Flint Hills Discovery

Story by Diana Lambdin-Meyer Photos courtesy of City of Manhattan, Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Diana Lambdin-Meyer

Center, which opened this spring in Manhattan. The 35,000-squarefoot building is all about the beauty of the Flint Hills and why the ecosystem is so important ___ not just to Kansas but to the entire world. I’m tempted to crawl through the tunnel that highlights the burrowing animals of the region, but that’s for kids. I’m told they’ll

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find owls and a very friendly snake who share their secret life in the burrows.

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& COOKING SCHOOL

pringtime S It’s a nice day for fresh greens, local ingredients, tasty wine and a hunk of cheesecake, too.

Soiree Photos by Matt Kocourek

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ith store shoppers looking on, The Kitchen Design Studio at Nebraska Furniture Mart was roped off for our March Cooking

School. The culinary duo of food writer Pete Dulin and Cowtown Cheesecake owner Terry Mille provided a light, fresh menu for the season — using lots of ingredients from local vendors — with recipes for guests to take home — well, except for the

yummy, creamy dessert. All chefs have their secrets, and Chef Terry’s cheesecake isn’t an exception. But, something we can tell you is (and I’m sure you already know) that when you pair Somerset Ridge’s wine with a deserving dish, it makes your taste buds dance! Take our advice and serve these wines at your next dinner party.

Z Let a refreshing glass of Somerset’s Chardonel, a crisp, dry white wine, accompany your next salad. It’s a no-brainer. Y

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Chilled Mint Pea Soup with Mint Whipped Cream ½ 2 1T 1 lb 2½C ½C 1-2

medium onion, diced cloves garlic, minced olive oil peas, fresh or frozen chicken broth fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped mint tea bags (Stash Moroccan mint tea produces concentrated flavor) salt and pepper to taste

Z Sausage bites served as an appetizer to“wet the whistle” before the event. Y

Spring Green Salad with Goat Cheese, Strawberries and Lemon-Honey Vinaigrette serves 4 2 C spring salad mix (i.e. mesclun) 8 T goat cheese (fresh if possible, Green Dirt Farm recommended) 8 strawberries 1 T stalks of chives, lightly minced (or substitute fresh chopped herbs) 1 T fresh lemon zest 1. Place ½ C salad mix on four plates. Slice or scoop 2 T of goat cheese onto salad. 2. Wash and slice strawberries in half. Put two strawberries (total) on each salad. 3. Garnish with chives (or herbs) to taste and lemon zest. 4. Serve with lemon-honey vinaigrette.

1. In a medium pot, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until softened. 2. Add peas (thawed, if frozen), broth and mint tea bags. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium and let simmer for 3-4 minutes. (Avoid extended cooking to retain a bright green color.) 3. Remove tea bags, pressing lightly to drain absorbed broth. Let soup cool to room temperature. 4. Add chopped mint and purée with an immersion blender until well-blended. 5. Strain soup, if desired. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Chill completely. 6. Serve with a dollop of fresh whipped mint cream and sprig of mint. Whipped Cream: 2 pt heavy cream 2-3 mint tea bags 1. Put cream and mint tea bags into a container or jar that can be sealed. After sealing, shake well and store in a refrigerator overnight. 2. Remove tea bags, pressing lightly to expel cream and mint juice. 3. Prior to serving chilled soup, whip cream by hand or blender until small peaks form.

Lemon-Honey Vinaigrette ¼ C white or Champagne vinegar ¾ C olive oil 5 T fresh squeezed lemon juice 2 T local honey ½ t granulated garlic (or garlic powder) salt to taste fresh ground white pepper to taste (or substitute black pepper)

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1. Pour olive oil in a medium bowl. Slowly add vinegar and use a whisk to blend with oil until emulsified. 2. Add honey and lemon juice and whisk until well-blended. 3. Add a pinch of salt and cracked white pepper to taste. Yields just more than 1 C. MAY/JUNE 2012 • 85


Baked Chicken Meatballs with Peperonata Peperonata: 3 red bell peppers, cut into strips 1½ T extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1½ T capers, drained 1t red-wine vinegar 1/8 t hot red pepper flakes 1. Preheat oven to 400°F with racks in upper and lower thirds. 2. Toss bell peppers with 1 T oil then roast in a 4-sided sheet pan in lower third of oven, stirring occasionally until tender and browned, about 35 minutes. 3. Stir together capers, vinegar, red pepper flakes and remaining ½ T oil in a medium bowl and set aside. 4. Make meatballs while peppers roast. Meatballs: 3 slices Italian bread, torn into pieces (1 C) 1/3 C milk 3 oz sliced pancetta, finely chopped 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 small garlic clove, minced 2T extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 large egg 1 lb ground chicken ½ lb chicken, pecorino and sundried tomato sausage 3T flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped 1T tomato paste

Z The culinary duo of Pete Dulin and Terry Mille shared a glass of wine with Cindy Reynolds, co-owner of Somerset Ridge Vineyard & Winery. Y

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1. Soak bread in milk in a small bowl until softened, about 4 minutes. 2. Cook pancetta, onion and garlic in 1 T oil with ½ t each of salt and pepper in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat until onion is softened, about 6 minutes. Cool slightly. 3. Squeeze bread to remove excess milk then discard milk. Lightly beat egg in a large bowl then combine with chicken, sausage and pancetta mixture, bread and parsley. Form 12 meatballs and arrange in another 4-sided sheet pan. 4. Stir together tomato paste and remaining 1T oil and brush over meatballs. Bake in upper third of oven until meatballs are just cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. 5. Toss bell peppers with caper mixture. Serve meatballs with peperonata.

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SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS: accentrents.com nfm.com petedulin.com cowtowncheesecake.com somersetridge.com

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Z Almost anything goes well with cheesecake! Or is it that cheesecake goes well with everything? Either way, try Somerset Ridge's dessert wines — Tawny Port or Avalon, both fortified with brandy — when serving it. Y

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May 18-19

Mark your calendars

for the 2012 JOHNSON COUNTY EXTENSION MASTER GARDENER PUBLIC GARDEN TOUR. Each garden is owned and maintained by an Extension Master Gardener; this year, visit an authentic Japanese garden located in the metro area, plus five other homes on tour. Tickets: $12; available at the Extension office and all Johnson May 4-6, 11-13

The Kansas City Ballet’s season closes with MASTERS OF AMERICAN

DANCE, presenting four pivotal figures in American dance who have special significance to the Kansas City Ballet. Whether you enjoy the elegance of classical ballet or the expressive movements of modern dance, Masters of American Dance offers something everyone can enjoy and, of course, is accompanied by the Kansas City Symphony. 816.931.2232 or

www.kcballet.org

May 18-20

KCP&L’S 5TH

ANNUAL DOWNTOWN ART ANNUAL will showcase 150 fine artists and crafters, with mediums such as paintings, sculpture, jewelry, photography, pottery and more. Grab some

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One of KC’s most popular annual events,

JAZZOO features a night in the KC Zoo with delicious tastings from more than 65 Kansas City restaurants, beverages from numerous full and specialty bars, and continuous music throughout the Zoo. Attire: Creative

black tie, no jeans. 816.513.5800 or jazzookc.org

June 2

THE HOSPITAL HILL RUN, a Kansas City

road-racing event, is nationally recognized by Runner’s World magazine. Races include a half marathon and 10K and 5K events, all starting and ending at Crown Center. Admission: $40 and up. Time: 7 a.m. hospitalhillrun.com

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June 10

Combining cocktails, dinner, auctions and a plant

sale — what better way to spend a summer evening?! Powell Gardens offers all this at their UNDER A BLUE MOON: GARDEN PARTY AND RARE PLANT AUCTION. Tickets: $150; $300, patron tickets; sponsorship opportunities available. Time: 5 p.m. 816.697.2600 or powellgardens.org

Through September 3

Making quite a splash in the news

is the TITANIC: THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION at Union Station. The story of the sinking is legendary (April 15, 1912), but now you can “experience” the wonder and tragedy of this event through stories, room re-creations and nearly 300 authentic artifacts recovered from seven research expeditions since the Titanic’s discovery in 1985. 816.460.2020 or unionstation.org

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