Brothers Diego and Enrique Chi and their friend Brendan Culp, who attended high school in Lee’s Summit, will have a busy weekend. Their band, Making Movies, is getting wide-spread notice and gig after gig.
A series of phone calls eventually led to a defining moment for organizers of the Smokin’ on the Summit BBQ competition.
4:30 p.m. Mad Science Fire & Ice II Show
Load-In 5-8 p.m.
A tiny freshwater mussel is causing a little ruckus in the Lakewood subdivision as property owners debate how to keep that invasive species out of their lake.
The Lee’s Summit City Council seems ready to back away from a proposed Enhanced Enterprise Zone to provide tax incentives for creating jobs because of residents’ angry reactions to a blight designation it would splash on their neighborhoods.
Football, or futbol?
Mary Wiberg, who will be a freshman at Lee’s Summit West High School, plays a pioneer-style game of catch with Maverick Blake, 4, of Grain Valley, June 1, at Missouri Town 1855 in Fleming Park. Wiberg has been a volunteer at Jackson County’s Missouri Town for three years, and was teaching games to visitors for Children’s Day. Missouri Town is a village recreating life in western Missouri before the Civil War, with buildings dating from 1820s to 1850s, which were threatened with demolition, and so dismantled and reassembled at the site.
Lee’s Summit is increasing scrutiny on how local dollars are spent to take advantage of an annual federal grant.
The actions of one will not spoil the efforts of those in the Lee’s Summit community who opened their hearts and wallets to donate to the relief efforts in a tornado-ravaged town in Oklahoma, said an official from an area church that was recently burglarized.
The annual Downtown Days street festival in Lee’s Summit will force several streets to close beginning June 5.
An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast to help Operation BBQ Relief, currently helping feed tornado victims, will be held June 8.
Sylvia Bailey left Lee’s Summit years ago to lead an adventurous life as a scientist.
A few fruit trees and a concrete foundation are the only crops at a proposed Lee’s Summit “farm park” that’s been on the books for many years.