The city of Lee’s Summit has agreed to buy the Longview Recreation Center from Metropolitan Community College. The purchase will provide a fitness center for west side residents. The center will be renovated.
Three Lee’s Summit high schools join You Be You, a teen mental health campaign sponsored by Jewish Family Services. Also: a Sunset Valley Elementary sixth-grader attended Fuel Up to Play 60 national conference.
The city of Lee’s Summit is offering financial help for first-time homebuyers of as much as $3,000 to help with closing costs and down payments. Also: Bridge Space coworking space launch party is Sept. 5.
Anne Braun, Lee’s Summit R-7 School District Teacher of the Year and a Regional Teacher of the Year, teaches fifth and sixth grades at Woodland Elementary. She is dedicated to helping students make good choices.
Kevin Higdon Construction LLC and Mar Building Solutions both are seeking tax abatements to relocate in Lee’s Summit. Most City Council members were receptive. Both business seek 100 percent abatements for 10 years.
Summer Singers of Lee’s Summit, a community chorus, will present this year’s concert on Sunday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The group, led by William Baker, consists of both amateur and professional singers.
Anne Braun, a Woodland Elementary School teacher, is one of six Regional Teachers of the Year from the Kansas City area. Also: Fees reduced for before- and after-school care. And immunizations available for secondary students.
Downtown Lee’s Summit’s Art Walks, every fourth Friday from April through August, feature artists, performers and events tied to a theme. The July 27 theme is “Art of the Cocktail.” The event, in its sixth year, has grown in popularity.
The St. Michael the Archangel Catholic High School in Lee’s Summit recently brought in a 3 and a half-month-old puppy named Mike as “director of love and hospitality.” The dog is being used to help students learn responsibility and to raise spirit