Jake Jacobson
Author: Jake Jacobson

Since moving to the Kansas City metro in 2000, Jake Jacobson has enjoyed living, working, playing, eating, drinking, running and cycling on both sides of the state line. Throughout his career, Jake has sharpened his storytelling skills working at The Kansas City Star, Garmin, Children's Mercy, Native Digital and Parris Communications, and he has volunteered as a board member, emcee, fundraiser and community connector for dozens of area nonprofits. You can find him online at @JakesJournal or exploring Overland Park with his wife, Angelea, daughter, and three dogs.


If there’s anything we know about the Midwest, it’s that there aren’t just four seasons. There’s winter, followed by fool’s spring, then second winter, a quick spring of deception, and then third winter and the last two weeks’ mud season, and finally we can celebrate full spring.

So, happy

Nerman Museum

Nerman Musuem of Contemporary Art

It’s a new year, and we’re all overdue for new discoveries. And no, not just a new series or two to binge during the next snowstorm. While it might be tempting to curl up and hibernate over the winter, Overland Park has more to explore than you may realize.

OP barbecue

We all get set in our ways, and the New Year is a perfect time to shake things up a little. Everyone loves frequenting – and debating over – their favorite barbecue spots, but you never want to get in a rut. Even if it’s a mouthwateringly delicious rut. So, in the spirit of personal growth, we’re


By: Jake Jacobson

December is celebrated as the season of giving – either as a family tradition or through tax-deductible, year-end donations – so it’s the perfect time to support your favorite causes or discover new charitable groups. Whether you’re a neighbor enjoying the holidays or a visitor