Point in time count slated for Jan. 29

Jan. 24, 2014

In January and July of each year, the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) office requires each community to count the number of unduplicated sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons in efforts to support strategic planning on behalf of homeless reduction in the country. Kansas City will complete this count Wednesday, January 29, and Thursday, January 30, 2014. What’s new this ...

Kickoff 5K to be held Feb. 2

Jan. 24, 2014

For Immediate Release: Contact: Steve Blew KC Running Company 411 E. 135th Street Kansas City, MO 64145 Phone: (816) 529-5860 Email: steve@kcrunningcompany.com The inaugural Kickoff 5K will be held Sunday morning, February 2, at 9am at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The race starts and ends in front of Arrowhead by Lot D and loops around the exterior parking ...

Colliers International announces recent transactions

Jan. 24, 2014

Kansas City, Missouri (January 24, 2014) – Colliers International, a leading global real estate services and investment firm, today announced the following transactions. Sales (December 31, 2013) Hock Family Properties, LLC sold a 135,740 square foot industrial building located at 14350 Santa Fe Trail Drive, Lenexa, Kansas to Williams Foods, Inc. Cameron Duff CCIM and Ed Elder SIOR of Colliers ...

Concert Benefit Ottawa’s Forest Park Playground Equipment Fund

Jan. 24, 2014

Event to Benefit Ottawa’s Forest Park Playground Equipment Fund Willie Nelson and the Outlaws, as performed by Branson’s Keith Allynn, will be at the Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, Saturday, March 29, at 7 p.m. The event is being held to complete the funding needs for the Forest Park Playground project and other equipment in Forest Park. Tickets go on sale on ...

Outer Banks Taste of the Beach 2014 to Host Kansas City’s Chef Michael Smith

Jan. 24, 2014

NAGS HEAD, NC - January 24, 2014: The Outer Banks Restaurant Association announces the appearance of nationally known Kansas City Chef Michael Smith at the 2014 Taste of the Beach event weekend, March 13-16, 2014. Michael Smith, award-winning chef and owner of two highly successful Kansas City restaurants, as well as appearances on the Food Network and Cooking Channel, has ...


Jan. 24, 2014

RA and Menorah Medical Center partner with American Heart Association for fifth year to raise awareness and funds LEAWOOD, Kan. – RA Sushi and Menorah Medical Center will help draw attention to heart disease during the month of February with a Go Red party and month-long fundraiser to benefit the local Kansas City chapter of the American Heart Association. The ...

UMass swimmers from Overland Park recognized for achievement

Jan. 24, 2014

Two UMass swimmers hailing from Overland Park were recently recognized as Men’s Swimming and Diving Performers of the Week. The Atlantic 10 Conference announced last week that Michael Glenn, a 2011 Blue Valley West graduate, and University of Massachusetts Junior, was the Performer of the Week for results at the Rhode Island Invitational held January 10-11, 2014. Glenn led the ...

UMass Swimmers From Overland Park Recognized for Achievement

Jan. 24, 2014

Two University of Massachusetts swimmers hailing from Overland Park were recently recognized as Men’s Swimming and Diving Performers of the Week. The Atlantic 10 Conference announced last week that Michael Glenn, a 2011 Blue Valley West graduate, and University of Massachusetts Junior, was the Performer of the Week for results at the Rhode Island Invitational held January 10-11, 2014. Glenn ...

Argosy Casino and Riverside F/PAL’s “Giving From The Heart” Coat Drive Warms Local Children

Jan. 24, 2014

Riverside, Missouri, January 23, 2014 – On January 28th & 29th, donated coats and jackets from the Giving From The Heart Coat Drive will be distributed through the Riverside Fire/Police Athletic League to local children at the Riverside Community Center. Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa partnered with Riverside F/PAL to collect coats during this past December. The drive was extremely ...

Stars shine above Kansas City Plaza hotel

Jan. 24, 2014

January 22, 2014 – Kansas City, MO – Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its official 2014 Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating list, naming The Raphael a Four Star property. The Raphael is the only Kansas City hotel recognized in the 2014 Forbes Travel Guide and its online home. In addition, the international travel guide awarded the hotel’s signature restaurant, Chaz ...

Virtual Drive’s Free File Share Facility Lets Users Save Up To 90% on File Server Costs

Jan. 24, 2014

Olathe, KS ( Pressreleases.kcstar ) January 23, 2014 - Virtual Drive promises to save more than 90% on costs incurred on file server. Users who sign up for free with them need not pay for the file server hardware and software. Besides this, they also offer features such as remote access, file sharing on browser or Virtual Drive FileManager, unlimited ...

Kansas City’s most innovative Maid Service now accepting Bitcoin!

Jan. 24, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1/24/14 Micah Horner The Modern Maids (816) 482-0518 info@themodernmaids.com Kansas City's most innovative Maid Service now accepting Bitcoin! KANSAS CITY, MO - The Modern Maids, an exciting new maid service in the Kansas City area, announced today that they are now accepting Bitcoin as payment for their maid services. Rebecca and Micah Horner of Olathe, KS launched ...

Homeless ministry celebrates 10 years

Jan. 23, 2014

Contact: Debbie Stacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Telephone: 816.621.9333 Jan. 23, 2014 Email: debbie@hopefaithministries.org Website: www.hopefaithministries.org HOPE FAITH MINISTRIES 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY Kansas City, MO, January 20, 2014 – Hope Faith Ministries, an Equipping Day Center that serves the needs of the homeless and less fortunate in Kansas City, is celebrating their 10-year anniversary in 2014. A small group of individuals from ...

Grand opening of Kirkland’s Specialty Home Decor Store in Overland Park slated Feb. 1

Jan. 23, 2014

National specialty home décor retailer Kirkland's Inc. will host a grand opening Saturday, February 1 at its new location in Corbin Park. The store was previously located in The Fountains. “We’re excited to be re-opening our Overland Park store,” said Michelle Graul, senior vice president of stores. “We want our Overland Park shoppers to continue to experience not only the ...

Self Defense Program for ages 12 and older to be presented on Feb. 8 at Shawnee Civic Center by The Ali Kemp Educational (T.A.K.E.) Foundation

Jan. 23, 2014

Girls and women ages 12 and up are invited to attend a free presentation of the T.A.K.E. self-defense seminar in early February at the Shawnee Civic Center. This program is meant to help women and girls fight the kind of violence which killed a 19-year-old Leawood resident during the summer of 2002. The program is called The Ali Kemp Educational ...

New Pickleball Play With the Grandkids event is Feb. 7 at Matt Ross Community Center

Jan. 23, 2014

Share your love of pickleball with your grandkids during a new program being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Pickleball Play with the Grandkids is the name of this intergenerational program, which is recommended for grandkids ages eight and up, and will take place on a non-school day. No formal instruction is ...

School Day Out Art Fun program offered on Feb. 7

Jan. 23, 2014

Winter watercolors is the theme for a School Day Out Art Fun program being presented on Feb. 7 by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This program is for ages five through 12 and is meant to help parents provide fun and engaging ways to occupy their student’s mind and hands on two no school days The session on ...

Learn about upcoming travel destinations when JCPRD presents a 50 Plus Travel Show on Feb. 5

Jan. 23, 2014

Learn about domestic and international destinations for upcoming trips being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District during a Travel Show in early February. During this free three-hour event, participants will learn about the exciting trips, including day trips, regional trips, and extended travel opportunities, which JCPRD has to offer. Meet tour professionals ...

Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Feb. 5 & 19 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Jan. 23, 2014

The winter season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will continue during February at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn on Feb. 5 and 19. Animal Tales Storytime is for ages two to six. All children must be accompanied by an adult. ...

KU Opera presents Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece “The Rape of Lucretia” on Jan. 24 & 26

Jan. 23, 2014

LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas Opera will present Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26 in the Crafton-Preyer Theatre. John Stephens, professor of voice and opera, will direct the just over two-hour production, which features eight leading roles. David Neely, director of orchestral activities, will conduct ...

Sweetheart Shuttle to be held Feb. 8

Jan. 23, 2014

Give your heart a workout by running or walking in the Sweetheart Shuffle 5k or 10k on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at 8 a.m. at the Waterfall Park at Bass Pro in Independence. The race is sponsored and organized by Bodies Personal Training of Lee’s Summit. The Sweetheart Shuffle is more than a race. It’s a fun-filled community event for ...

Local student Mathletes to compete in math contest

Jan. 23, 2014

(Kansas City, January 23, 2014) — Middle school Mathletes® from Kansas City, MO schools will compete in local contests of the MATHCOUNTS® Competition Series on February 1st, 2014 at the facilities of local engineering firm, Burns & McDonnell. The competition has been organized by the Western Chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers. A total of 7 schools and ...

RU Arts” Showcases Theatre, Poetry, Music, Dance, Visual Arts by Rockhurst Students

Jan. 23, 2014

Rockhurst Theatre presents “RU Arts,” an evening of student originated, produced and performed talent, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 13 and 14, in Mabee Theater. “RU Arts” will present student written, directed and performed short plays, original poetry readings, music and dance performance, and visual art. This 90-minute artistic collection will showcase some of the best creative talents Rockhurst students have ...

Local Author Releases Personal Account of Ovarian Cancer Experience

Jan. 22, 2014

Paola, Kansas, January 28, 2014: Lucky 13 Unlimited today released Are You Listening? A Personal Journal of an Ovarian Cancer Survivor, a fast-paced account of romantic suspense author Michelle Grey’s experience from initial sonogram to final clear pathology. The e-book short story, available via Amazon, B&N, and Apple iTunes, chronicles her thirty-day medical experience and details the subtle early-warning signs ...

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