May
30

Enjoy Free Summer Movies at Mulberry Lake

A much-loved Briarcliff Village tradition returns this summer, with free movie nights at Mulberry Lake. Sponsored by the Briarcliff Trails community association, movies will screen every Saturday at 8:45 p.m., from June 2 through July 21.

Bring a blanket or chairs, dinner or snacks, and enjoy fun for the whole family. There’s no better way to spend a summer night.

Movie Schedule:
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (6-2)
Smokey and the Bandit (6-9)
Angels in the Outfield (6-16)
Despicable Me (6-23)
RV (6-30)
BREAK FOR JULY 4th WEEKEND
Cowboys and Aliens (7-14)
Wall-E  (7-21)

May
18

Makeup and Margaritas at the Spa

Want to learn more about current makeup trends? Join Kate McCarthy, fashion/celebrity makeup  artist and national artist for GloMinerals, at The Spa at Briarcliff. Kate will offer an inside look on beauty secrets in a free class Wednesday, May 23, 6-8 p.m. Our estheticians will be stationed in various spa rooms to help you apply different products. Visit all the rooms and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a special giveaway.

All night, we’ll feature Glo products for 20% off, and free lipstick with purchase of $50 or more. Bring the girls and enjoy an evening of makeovers and free margaritas, “mocktails,” chips and salsa.

Although this is a free event, we do ask that you RSVP. Contact The Spa at (816) 746-5333.

May
08

We All Scream For Sugar Mamma’s

Ice cream. It’s the perfect summer treat. And now it’s available at Sugar Mamma’s, along with their gourmet cupcakes and famous custom cake designs. To celebrate the season, Sugar Mamma’s is also open til 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. So you can stroll around Briarcliff Village after dinner or shopping, and enjoy a cool treat as the days get longer.

Sugar Mamma’s premium ice cream flavors include: Cotton Candy, Birthday Cake, Maddy’s Mudd, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Peanut Butter Freak, Sweet Cream, Da Domb and Mint Chip. All cones are baked in house and dipped in chocolate, for that authentic “ice cream parlor” taste and experience.

You can also enjoy various specialty desserts, like banana splits, shakes, smoothies, root beer floats and sundaes. And don’t forget that Sugar Mamma’s is best known for baking some of the best cupcakes in town–perfect in a Cupcake Sundae, their signature ice cream dish.

Sugar Mamma’s cupcakes, breakfast and lunch specials are made fresh daily. To see what’s in store, call (816) 437-8044.

We bake our own waffle cones and bowls in house and dip them in chocolate to give you the ultimate ice cream parlor experence.

May
08

Smart Feet Helps Kids Get Smart

Since 2005, Ryan Richard and his team at Smart Feet have specialized in designer shoes for those with orthopedic discomfort (such as bunions or low arches). A certified pedorthist, Ryan is trained to customize footwear for each customer’s specific needs. But the Smart Feet staff doesn’t just stop at addressing people’s physical well-being. Through their Heart and Sole program, they dedicate hundreds of hours each year to various charities, making an impact on the overall life of our community.

As part of Heart and Sole, Smart Feet has joined with the University of Kansas Hospital to spearhead Kansas City’s chapter of Reach Out and Read. Based on the principle that “reading is the cornerstone for a healthy life,” Reach Out and Read helps area pediatricians to provide a book with every well-child visit, from birth to age 5. The program targets low-income areas, where literacy rates are lower than the national average.

From now through June 30, Smart Feet is collecting new children’s books for Reach Out and Read. If you’d like to help introduce reading into a child’s life–a simple act that could inspire a love of learning and break the cycle of poverty–please donate at your Briarcliff Village Smart Feet store. We are accepting books appropriate for babies through age 5.

For more information, call the store at (816) 382-3668.

 

 

May
07

Tips for Getting Your Child to Brush

From an early age, children can begin taking on the responsibility of brushing and flossing their teeth. However, a parent will still need to double check their work and likely go over their teeth, even when they are 6 or 7 years old or longer. Children should be brushing their teeth twice per day, ideally once in the morning and once before bed, and flossing once per day as well.

When they brush their teeth, it is recommended that they use a pea-sized amount of fluoridated toothpaste, and that they should brush for a period of two minutes. It is important to also teach kids to brush their tongue and to gently brush their gums as well.

The number one goal should be to establish the healthy habit of regularly brushing and flossing. But just how do you go about doing that? There are some things you can do to help get your child more interested in taking part of this daily ritual, including:

  1. Make it fun. You can do this by letting them choose a new toothbrush every time they need a new one (which is every three to four months, or when the bristles are frayed).
  2. Use a reward chart. Kids love to get stickers or checkmarks! You can set up a tooth care reward chart to keep them on track each day. Keep track of each time they do it, and then provide a small reward for doing well.
  3. Make it a routine. If you create a morning and evening routine that includes oral care, kids will be more likely to know that it is going to happen, and they will avoid trying to get out if it.
  4. Use an electric toothbrush. Not only do kids like them, and some are quite affordable today, but they will help them learn how long to brush as well.
  5. See the results. Pick up some disclosure tablets from the drugstore or dentist office that will reveal the job they are doing. After brushing, kids chew the tablet, and it shows all the places they missed. It will help them learn to brush better.
  6. Make it musical. Put a CD player near the bathroom with some kids tunes. Each tooth-brushing time, play one song and have them brush through the whole song. You can even dance around some while it plays.
May
07

Farmers’ Market Now In Season

Savor all that’s best about summer with locally-grown foods, live music and outdoor festivities. The Briarcliff Farmers’ Market, sponsored by GreenAcres, runs every Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. until October. Join us outdoors in the Briarcliff parking lot from for some shopping, family fun, and the best local vendors in the area.

Every week, Missouri and Kansas farmers will be out in full force presenting their 100 percent organic produce, as well as jams, jellies and homemade baked goods.  You’re sure to hear us before you actually see us, since we’ll have live music on the sidewalk.  Park where you can and make your rounds to sample some of the best home-grown products anywhere.  There’s a woman who cans her own mustards; a man who makes homemade pastas; a berry vendor who has fresh blueberries, blackberries and strawberries.  Like a little spice in your life?  Check out the authentic Mexican tamales and salsas–yummm.  And Jerry’s Furniture will once again have handcrafted furniture for sale.

When you’re tired of all the seeing, visiting and buying outside, step inside GreenAcres Market for some of our own products: cheese and crackers, organic chips and dips…and to wash it all down, tastings from our wine collection.  There will be other product demonstrations, and as always, the GreenAcres knowledgeable staff will be on deck to answer any and all questions about wholesome, healthy living.  Welcome to summer!

 

 

May
07

Smart Feet Helps Kids Get Smart With Reading

Since 2005, Ryan Richard and his team at Smart Feet have specialized in designer shoes for those with orthopedic discomfort (such as bunions or low arches). A certified pedorthist, Ryan is trained to customize footwear for each customer’s specific needs. But the Smart Feet staff doesn’t just stop at addressing people’s physical well-being. Through their Heart and Sole program, they dedicate hundreds of hours each year to various charities, making an impact on the overall life of our community.

As part of Heart and Sole, Smart Feet has joined with the University of Kansas Hospital to spearhead Kansas City’s chapter of Reach Out and Read. Based on the principle that “reading is the cornerstone for a healthy life,” Reach Out and Read helps area pediatricians to provide a book with every well-child visit, from birth to age 5. The program targets low-income areas, where literacy rates are lower than the national average.

From now through June 30, Smart Feet is collecting new children’s books for Reach Out and Read. If you’d like to help introduce reading into a child’s life–a simple act that could inspire a love of learning and break the cycle of poverty–please donate at your Briarcliff Village Smart Feet store. We are accepting books appropriate for babies through age 5.

For more information, call the store at (816) 382-3668.

 

May
06

Trezo Mare Debuts Expanded Menu

Trezo Mare restaurant has a newly landscaped patio and fresh menu for summer dining. Look for flavorful dishes featuring locally grown produce, straight from area farms. Enjoy seasonal seafood and refreshing recipes, in the ambience of a newly-renovated outdoor terrace.

In addition, Trezo now offers extended weekend hours, including a brunch from 11-3 on both Saturday and Sundays. With entrees like Crab Cakes Benedict and Vanilla Maple French Toast, it’s the perfect spot to indulge on a lazy, sunny afternoon. The restaurant will remain open all day on Sundays, with dinner from 3-8 p.m.

May
05

Save On Sun Protection Products in May

May is Melanoma Awareness Month, and Sunflower Dermatology wants to help you protect your skin. Like any cancer, the only cure for  melanoma is prevention. This includes wearing sunscreen anytime you are outside in the day, and making regular appointments with your dermatologist to have moles checked.

Through the end of May, you can receive 15% off all sun protection products and clothing from Sunflower Dermatology. It’s our way of emphasizing the importance of skin protection as we head into summer months. Save on:

• All sunscreen, including SkinCeuticals SPF and Eco Sport SPF
• All SkinCeuticals antioxidants, including CE Ferulic, Phloretin CF, AOX Eye Gel, and NEW Phloretin CF Gel
• Coolibar, UPF sun protective clothing
• Colorescience Sunforgettable powder SPF

Stop in today for all of your sun protection needs. And if you’d like to make an appointment to have your skin checked, give us a call at (816) 472-0400. Have a safe and happy month.

May
05

Save On Sun Protection in May

May is Melanoma Awareness Month, and Sunflower Dermatology wants to help you protect your skin. Like any cancer, the only cure for  melanoma is prevention. This includes wearing sunscreen anytime you are outside in the day, and making regular appointments with your dermatologist to have moles checked.

Through the end of May, you can receive 15% off all sun protection products and clothing from Sunflower Dermatology. It’s our way of emphasizing the importance of skin protection as we head into summer months. Save on:

• All sunscreen, including SkinCeuticals SPF and Eco Sport SPF
• All SkinCeuticals antioxidants, including CE Ferulic, Phloretin CF, AOX Eye Gel, and NEW Phloretin CF Gel
• Coolibar, UPF sun protective clothing
• Colorescience Sunforgettable powder SPF

Stop in today for all of your sun protection needs. And if you’d like to make an appointment to have your skin checked, give us a call at (816) 472-0400. Have a safe and happy month.