Mayor’s Tree Lighting will be Nov. 17
The annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting is scheduled Nov. 17 at Howard Station Park, Third and S.E. Main streets in downtown Lee’s Summit.
David Zak, owner of Zak Chiropractic in Downtown Lee’s Summit, will join Mayor Randy Rhoads on stage to flip the switch and turn on more than 100,000 lights.
The lighting ceremony is at 6:45 p.m. in Howard Station Park. The lights will remain on through the first week of January. Santa Claus will arrive following the lighting ceremony.
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Free hot apple cider and cookies will be served prior to the lighting while supplies last.
Children can begin lining up to visit Santa at 6 p.m. The Lee’s Summit Elementary School Cougar Choir will perform holiday songs at 6:30 p.m. prior to Santa’s arrival.
Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their elves are scheduled make their grand entrance to Howard Station Park at 7 p.m. and will stay for visits with children until approximately 9 p.m.
For more information, visit downtownls.org.
Crews to close part of Colbern Road on Nov. 3
The Missouri Department of Transportation announced this week that it will close both eastbound and westbound Colbern Road at Rice Road in Lee’s Summit beginning at 8 p.m. on Nov. 3 through 5 p.m. on Nov. 4.
The road closure is for pipe installation on Colbern Road. All work is weather permitting.
Two hospitals in Lee’s Summit receive ‘A’ for patient safety
The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, recently released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The ranking assigns letter grades to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections, and other harms.
Two hospitals in Lee’s Summit, Lee’s Summit Medical Center and Saint Luke’s East Hospital, were among the 832 hospitals awarded an “A.”
To view the 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org.