Your Monday NewsLink for the week of August 2, 2021. Each week, we'll take a few minutes to give you the news, happenings, and events around Lee's Summit, this week's quick headlines come from Lee's Summit Social Services, downtown Lee's Summit and the Lee's Summit R-7 School District
NICK: Hello and welcome to Lee’s Summit Town Hall and your Monday News Link presented by Budget Blinds of Lee’s Summit. I am Nick Parker and with me is the Historic Browning’s Liesl Hays.
LIESL: Each week, we'll take a few minutes to give you the news, happenings, and events around Lee's Summit.
NICK: Lee’s Summit Social Services’ annual back-to-school store continues through this week. Families can sign up for the store at www.lssocialservices.com and pick a day and time through this Friday to fill out the school supply list and pick out new shirts, pants, shoes and coats. Each backpack will be filled with necessary supplies for the student’s respective grade. Visit our web site, www.link2leessummit.com for more information.
LIESL: A popular downtown Lee’s Summit retail shop is moving locations. Local Foundry, which carries an eclectic collection of found items as well custom apparel and decor from regional makers, will be moving from its location on Market Street to a more central downtown space on Third Street in the former Summit Sports location. The store is owned and operated by Dave Eames and Ben Wine and carries several of the items made in their other business, Fossil Forge Design.
NICK: In other downtown news, a current Lee’s Summit resident and an LSHS alum have teamed up to bring to life a bar many thought wasn’t going to happen. The planned Clayboys piano bar concept never happened, but Adam Casey and Jesse Turney have taken over the turnkey space and are gearing up to open The Pink Elephant sometime this month. Check out our web site for more on this new business from guest columnist, John Beaudoin.
LIESL: Three students from Lee’s Summit North and Lee’s Summit West high schools received recognition for leadership from the FBI. Alexis Clark and Mia Forney from North and Arianna Nunez from West earned spots in the virtual Youth Leadership Academy through the FBI Kansas City Field Office.
NICK: This year’s class received several educational briefings on the FBI’s history and priorities, a presentation on a financial crimes investigation and information about the FBI’s Evidence Response Team, Crisis Negotiation Unit and the Heart of America Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory, which processes digital evidence for the FBI and other regional agencies. A panel of FBI employees reviewed their applications and two-page essays on their interest in the academy.
LIESL: Be sure to follow Link 2 Lee’s Summit and the Lee’s Summit Town Hall podcast for all the news, notes and conversations from our community.