November 30, 2020
Your Monday NewsLink for the week of November 30, 2020. Downtown Lee's Summit follows Small Business Saturday with Love Local Week; the Lee's Summit R-7 School District expands its meal delivery service as it shifts to an online learning model into January 2021; Santa Claus will connect to local residents via a live stream event on Dec. 17 and do you know a local resident with a good story to tell?
November 25, 2020
A little bit of news and analysis leads hosts Nick Parker and Jason Norbury into another conversation and (community-wide) therapy session with Kerri Gray. Why? Because everything is hard — still. And sometimes we just need to talk with a friend and remember how to set expectations and adjust our perspectives.
November 23, 2020
Your Monday NewsLink for the week of November 23, 2020. The Lee's Summit R-7 School District has pivoted back to online learning after surging community spread of COVID-19; the City of Lee's Summit hosts a community blood drive; local high school debate and journalism programs receive national accolades; and more to get you ready for Thanksgiving week.
November 20, 2020
She's baaaaaaaaaack! Downtown Lee's Summit events director Julie Cook returns to the show to talk about Friday night's Mayor's Tree Lighting ceremony, Small Business Saturday and the continuing Love Local campaign happening throughout the downtown district. Also, she has some words for Matt Sanning
November 18, 2020
Nick and Jason discuss the Lee's Summit R-7 School District's decisions to move grades 4-12 to virtual for the rest of the semester and to keep grades PreK-3 in person for the time being.
November 16, 2020
Your Monday NewsLink for the week of November 16, 2020. The Lee's Summit R-7 School District breaks ground for its fourth middle school; the loss if a business icon and community champion; the City of Lee's Summit is looking for your input on its comprehensive plan update; and one local student shows how perseverance really does pay off.
November 13, 2020
Pro Deo Youth Center's Elaine Metcalf and Sabor Latino's Reggie Gray join host Nick Parker to talk about a special fundraiser this Sunday at Sabor Latino Restaurant in downtown Lee's Summit. Proceeds from Sunday's sales will go to help Lee's Summit's only youth center.
November 11, 2020
Carl Froeschle and Karla Williams, from the Sunrise Rotary Club, join the show to preview Thursday night's Feed Lee's Summit virtual fundraiser event benefitting Coldwater of Lee's Summit, Meals on Wheels of Lee's Summit, Lee's Summit Social Services, and One Good Meal. Here's a hint: There are some really cool packages available for bid and raffle. Go to FeedLS.org to register.
November 9, 2020
Your Monday NewsLink for the week of November 9, 2020. The Lee's Summit R-7 School District opts to take advantage of a new rule allowing for virtual learning instead of snow days; the second annual Feed Lee's Summit charity event is set for Thursday night; meet Roberta McArthur of One Good Meal; LSR7 set to begin development of fourth middle school; and UCM-Lee's Summit gears up for more adult training/learning opportunities.
November 6, 2020
25 years and counting... One Good Meal's Roberta McArthur joins host, Nick Parker, to talk about the local food pantry, it's 25 years of local service and how this year there is ore need than ever before. This is the last of four conversations with local food pantries (One Good Meal, Lee's Summit Social Services, Coldwater of Lee's Summit and Meals On Wheels) leading up to next week's (Nov. 12) Feed Lee's Summit virtual event benefitting the local nonprofits. For more information on the event, visit feedls.org.