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All in the Family

All in the Family

All in the Family – Blue Springs collector passes on love of antiques to adult son Cindy Wrisinger has plenty of antique items to pass down to her adult son, but perhaps the most valuable thing she has imparted to him is a passion for all things vintage. “I don’t want disposable stuff. If I...
Crown Center Ice Terrace - A KC Tradition on Ice

Crown Center Ice Terrace – A KC Tradition on Ice

Crown Center Ice Terrace – A Kansas City Tradition on Ice The sounds of scratching metal against ice, accompanied by plenty of laughter, announce that it’s the holiday season in Kansas City once again. Crown Center’s Ice Terrace has been there for nearly half a century to help ice skaters at both the professional and...
Artwork brings out the urge to explore

Artwork brings out the urge to explore

Artwork brings out the urge to explore The notion of art is so engrained in Sarah Xeno’s life that she described it as difficult to pinpoint the exact age in which it took over as her main interest – and later, as her career. “It’s just always what I did. It became my bliss,” Xeno...
An Entrepreneur for Entrepreneurial Spaces

An Entrepreneur for Entrepreneurial Spaces

An Entrepreneur for Entrepreneurial Spaces Growing up, Pam Newton had an early attraction to vintage works that left her with the feeling of having been somewhere before. “I always feel like I came from the Thirties,” Newton said. Born in Newport, Rhode Island, she felt an instant connection to The Breakers (a late 1880s Vanderbilt...
The ‘Fric & Frac’ of Sidewalk Dining

The ‘Fric & Frac’ of Sidewalk Dining

The ‘Fric & Frac’ of Sidewalk Dining Neighborhood gathering spot gets intimate with the outside By Rhiannon Ross A middle-aged man in blue jeans and a white ball cap stands next to a parking sign, dragging on the last of a cigarette. Near his feet, a plastic bucket filled nearly to the brim with water,...
Inn at 425

Inn at 425

Your room at the Inn at 425 is ready Innkeepers keep Victorian period alive on Gladstone Boulevard Words: Corbin Crable  Photos: Silas Cook When Stephan Zweifler first laid eyes on the house at 425 Gladstone Blvd., he didn’t see decay – he saw potential. The Queen Anne-style house needed new plumbing and new electricity, a new...
The Cherry Pit Collective

The Cherry Pit Collective

The Cherry Pit Collective A creative community in the heart of Kansas City by MELISSA COWAN We can do that together” is the philosophy of the Cherry Pit Collective, a communal studio space for artists, makers and creatives to not only work, but also collaborate and share ideas. Director Kelsey Pike and Associate Director Adri...
Vintage Spaces: A Vintage View

Vintage Spaces: A Vintage View

A Vintage View Lee’s Summit woman keeps the spirit of the past alive in her home and business. Words: Corbin Crable  Photos: Silas Cook As a teacher, Michelle Myers knows there are a variety of ways to look at the world. Where some folks see a wooden door, weathered by rain and snow, she sees a...