Nov. 20, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Molly Hart, 630.821.5711 Thursday, November 20, 2014 molly.hart@nationalexpresscorp.com DURHAM SCHOOL SERVICES HONORED BY BLUE VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT Warrenville, Ill. – Durham School Services, a leader in school transportation, was honored this month by the Blue Valley School District in Overland Park, Kansas as a ‘2014 Friend of Education’ for its excellent service to the district ...

Park University Seniors to Exhibit Artwork in Campanella Gallery

Nov. 20, 2014

The artwork of three Park University seniors will be on display at the Campanella Gallery on the University’s Parkville Campus from Monday, Dec. 1, to Tuesday, Jan. 6. A reception will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., in the Gallery. Students exhibiting their work are: Andrew McEachron, a secondary education/K-12 art major from Kansas City, ...

Breakfast With Santa for ages 3-5 offered at Ernie Miller Nature Center on Dec. 13

Nov. 20, 2014

Children three to five can bring a parent and enjoy a morning meal followed by a visit with Santa during a program called Breakfast With Santa being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Breakfast will take place beginning at 9 a.m. at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe. After a breakfast of ...

Kids can do their shopping at Holiday Marketplace at RPCC on Dec. 13

Nov. 20, 2014

A festive holiday morning is planned at the Roeland Park Community Center on Dec. 13 when kids can do their Christmas shopping during a special event being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Now in its second year, Holiday Marketplace is the name of this event, which will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, ...

Sock hop murder mystery event is Dec. 12 at Mill Creek Activity Center

Nov. 20, 2014

A 1950’s sock hop is the setting for a murder mystery event being planned by JCPRD’s 50 Plus department. The event, called Murder Mystery Sock Hop, promises a fun evening with dinner and interactive entertainment. Tuesday, Dec. 9, is the registration deadline for this event, which will take place on Friday, Dec. 12. “Participants will enjoy playing a character from ...

Pickleball Tournament is Dec. 12 at Jewish Community Center

Nov. 20, 2014

Friday, Dec. 5, is the registration deadline for a Pickleball Tournament being presented in early December by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This event will take place beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, at the Jewish Community Center, 5801 W. 115th St., Overland Park. This second annual tournament will present awards ...

Dec. 6 KC WildLands Native Christmas Tree Event planned at Mildale Farm site

Nov. 20, 2014

Kansas City WildLands, in partnership with Johnson County Park & Recreation District, is again offering the public an opportunity to remove invasive red cedars and take them home to decorate for the holidays! This year's event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Mildale Farm – a JCPRD site - 35250 W 199th ...

Registrations Now Being Taken for youth Winter Volleyball League

Nov. 20, 2014

Dec. 5 is the early bird registration deadline for a Winter Volleyball League for youth being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway, near Gardner. This doubleheader 12-match program is for boys and girls grades three through eight. Both individual and team registrations will be accepted. Play will begin Jan. 11 ...

Love in the Afternoon programs for 50 Plus to feature great music and cuisine on Dec. 2 & 11

Nov. 20, 2014

A lunch program featuring fine cuisine and exceptional music is being offered twice in early December by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department. The event is called Love in the Afternoon. All programs begin at noon. The first program will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Colonial Presbyterian Church, 9500 Wornall, Kansas City, Mo. and ...

IS YOUR HOME HEATING SYSTEM SAFE AND READY FOR WINTER? Vatterott College Instructor Offers Winterizing Advice and Safety Tips

Nov. 20, 2014

(Kansas City, MO) – The Old Farmer's Almanac is predicting another winter of arctic blasts and above-normal snowfall across the country. With winter and plunging temperatures fast approaching, now is the time to ensure that your furnace and other heating units are safe and ready. Heating can account for almost half of the average family's winter energy bill, according to ...

Tony Jones CBE to join the Kansas City Art Institute as interim president

Nov. 20, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Nov. 20, 2014) — Tony Jones CBE, chancellor and president emeritus of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will join the Kansas City Art Institute Dec. 3 as the college’s full-time interim president. Jones will take the reins from C. Stephen Metzler, chair of the KCAI board of trustees, who has served as interim president ...

KWU Emergency Management Degree in Top 20 Best Affordable Programs in the Nation

Nov. 20, 2014

TO: News Editors Dear Editors, My apologies if you have already received this great KWU news. I want to be sure everyone is informed. We are excited to announce that Kansas Wesleyan University’s Emergency Management bachelor’s degree program has been named one of the Top 20 best affordable programs in the nation by Emergency Management Degree Program Guide. Their list ...

Urban League of Greater Kansas City Hosts Annual Difference Maker Awards Day Luncheon and Fireside Chat

Nov. 20, 2014

Contact: Gwen Grant For: Urban League of Kansas City Phone: 816.471.0550 Email: ggrant@ulkc.org Fireside chat features 2014 Difference Makers: Darryl Forte, Kansas City Chief of Police and Benjamin Crump of ParksCrump LLC. Kansas City, Mo. (Nov. 20, 2014) – The Urban League of Greater Kansas City proudly announces its Annual Difference Maker Awards Day Luncheon and Fireside Chat. The luncheon ...

Pandurang Chillal, MD to Join Kansas City Internal Medicine - Kansas City’s Largest Independent Internal Medicine Practice

Nov. 20, 2014

Kansas City, Missouri: Kansas City Internal Medicine (KCIM) is proud to announce that Pandurang Chillal, MD will join the practice beginning in January of 2015. Dr. Chillal comes to KCIM from a 30 years of experience in Internal Medicine in the states of Illinois and Kansas. Most recently, Dr. Chillal has been in practice in Coffeyville, Kansas. Dr. Chillal graduated ...

Local Athletes Picked For TEAM USA

Nov. 20, 2014

Olathe North & Olathe Northwest Graduates, Both KU Alumni, Will Represent TEAM USA In International Ju-Jitsu Competition At The 2014 World Championships - Paris, France - November 28th - 30th IMMEDIATE MEDIA PRESS RELEASE By Bob Boggs kenukan@aol.com - 913-782-5425 November 17, 2014 Travis Boggs, a Graduate of the KU School of Business (2006), and Owner / Chief Instructor of ...

MISSING CHILD, 16 Nathaniel Dance- Independence Missouri

Nov. 19, 2014

NATHANIEL DANCE – AGE 16 Nathaniel Dance, age 16, was last seen on October 19, 2014 in Independence, MO. He is 5’11” tall, weighs 175 lbs, has blue eyes, and sandy blonde hair. If you have any information contact Officer Royster of the Independence Police Department at (816) 325-7346 or Private Investigator Malinda Holloway at (316) 204-8967. Law Enforcement Case ...

QPS Employment Group Expands into New Location in Kansas City

Nov. 19, 2014

QPS Employment Group, a staffing and recruiting firm, has relocated to a new, larger location in Kansas City. The office is now located at 3719 North Oak Trafficway and can be reached at 816-455-0304. QPS is a full-service employment agency that specializes in industrial, technical, office clerical and professional placements. QPS places workers in temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire positions. ...

Three Diverse Family Plays for the Holidays

Nov. 19, 2014

Paul Mesner Puppets will perform three very different plays starting with the traditional presentation of The Nativity from Dec. 5 – 7 at Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral in downtown Kansas City, MO. The newest play is Old Mac Donald’s Holiday Hoedown, an original Mesner Puppets production Dec. 10-14 at the Mesner Studio; and finally Hershel and the Hanukah Goblins ...

New Dining Services Director hired at Primrose Retirement Community of Kansas City

Nov. 19, 2014

KANSAS CITY, MO – Primrose Retirement Community of Kansas City has announced that Rodney Clark has been selected to be the new Dining Services Director. In this capacity, Clark will oversee all meal preparation and dietary staff management for the community. Clark, a Southwest Missouri State graduate, brings with him over 25 years of experience in the food service industry. ...

Kansas City musician leads cast of Jesus Christ Superstar

Nov. 19, 2014

LINDSBORG, KAN., November 19, 2014 – Bethany College is proud to announce accomplished musician Brandon Draper will be the special guest star in the Palm Sunday weekend performance of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” as part of the 2015 Messiah Festival of the Arts. Draper, a 2001 Bethany College graduate, will be reprising his role of “Jesus” in the production, which he ...

New KCK Learning Center Offers Options

Nov. 19, 2014

An enthusiastic crowd braved chilly weather to officially open Metro Lutheran Ministry’s new Learning to Earning program at 750 Armstrong Ave. in downtown Kansas City, Kan., Nov. 17. Led by KCK Mayor Mark Holland and MLM Board of Directors President Christy Schliesman, staff members, supporters and friends launched the new location and expanded services. Focusing on financial literacy and job ...

Sphere’s Aperum Utilized in Key Research Study

Nov. 19, 2014

Effectiveness of Patient Engagement Software in Predicting Fall Risks Aperum® Utilized in Key Research Study Kansas City, KS (11.19.2014) - Sphere3® announces its contribution of Aperum® patient engagement analytics software providing a necessary tool for conducting research recently published in the Clinical Nursing Studies. This effort is part of continuing research focused on determining the effectiveness of patient engagement systems ...

To our users and readers

Press Release Central has moved to a new server. What does this mean for you? Releases posted prior to March 1, 2012 have gone away, as has your old account registration info. Everyone will need to re-register for an account. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Want your event in our calendar?

Would you like your event published in The Kansas City Star? We’d be glad to consider it.

Enter your event


About Press Release Central

Press Release Central is Kansas City’s largest community site for press releases announcing news of all kinds: business, entertainment, sports and more. Releases stay for an extended period, so messages live a long life. And if you’re hunting for tips or information, just search to find news, names and subjects you might have missed.