Leawood’s Scott Tucker On Track for Championship After Winning Pole at VIR

Oct. 4, 2013

Level 5 Motorsports and Scott Tucker took another step closer to another American Le Mans Series P2 championship Friday as Ryan Briscoe and Marino Franchitti led a 1-2 qualifying attempt for the Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway. As the team and drivers titles are still on the line heading toward the end of the ALMS season, the ...

First Annual Walk Like MADD Raises Over $5,000 - Scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5th

Oct. 4, 2013

First Annual Walk Like MADD Raises Over $5,000 - Scheduled for Saturday, October 5th Olathe, Kansas – Walk Like MADD, the signature event of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), is Saturday, October 5th at Heritage Park in Olathe, Kansas. The 5k walk event is the first in the state of Kansas. Nationally, the walk raises funds and saves lives. "With ...

LOCAL GYMNAST, ALLIE WISMER, TO SIGN COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIP

Oct. 4, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 4, 2013 LOCAL GYMNAST, ALLIE WISMER, TO SIGN COLLEGIATE SCHOLARSHIP Pinnacle Gymnastics’ gymnast, Allie Wismer, senior at Blue Valley High School, to sign a full athletic scholarship to North Carolina State Shawnee, KS, October 4, 2013– Allie Wismer, 17-year-old Overland Park gymnast, has set her signing date to accept her full athletic scholarship. Wismer will compete ...

Entrepreneur Night

Oct. 4, 2013

Entrepreneur Night November 21, 2013 at 6:00pm Join us for a presentation on resources offered by KCSourcelink, as well as Ice House Entrepreneurship Program graduates sharing their experiences with the program. This is a free event, and registration is not required. Please contact Emma Claudius-Tapp (Business/Careers Librarian) at (913) 279-2010 for more information. Program will be held at: Kansas City, ...

Entrepreneur Night

Oct. 4, 2013

Join us for a presentation on resources offered by KCSourcelink, as well as Ice House Entrepreneurship Program graduates sharing their experiences with the program. This is a free event, and registration is not required. Please contact Emma Claudius-Tapp (Business/Careers Librarian) at (913) 279-2010 for more information. Program will be held at: Kansas City, Kansas Public Library, Main Branch, 625 Minnesota ...

Prestigious Local Litigator Joins Boutique Firm

Oct. 4, 2013

October 1, 2013 - PRESS RELEASE ? FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION - (Kansas City, MO). The law firm of SCHARNHORST AST & KENNARD, P.C. is pleased to announce that James D. Griffin has joined the firm as a shareholder. A top trial lawyer, Jim has numerous victories in complex claims involving many industries including hedge funds, banking, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, ...

Painter Of Champions Teams Up With Make-A-Wish For A Kansas City Child

Oct. 4, 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo., October 4, 2013 – Renowned wrestling artist and painter of champions, Rob Schamberger, is on a mission to make a Kansas City child’s dream come true. On Tuesday, October 15, Schamberger will host a wrestling art show featuring portraits of wrestling champions. All proceeds from the show’s sales will go to the Missouri chapter of the Make-A-Wish ...

The Presbyterian Church of Stanley presents Handel’s Messiah in Concert

Oct. 4, 2013

Contact: Stephanie Neiger, 913-681-8180 x13, stephanien@stanleypres.org Overland Park — The Presbyterian Church of Stanley will mark the beginning of Advent by presenting the perennial holiday favorite, Handel’s Messiah, under the direction of Robyn Hartfield, on Sunday, November 17th at 7:00 p.m. at 14895 Antioch Road, Overland Park, KS 66221. The event is free, open to the public and childcare is ...

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Welcomes New Director of Marketing

Oct. 4, 2013

For more information, contact Michael Cruz, (816) 561-6415 x 103, michael.cruz@nonprofitleadershipalliance.org Kansas City, Mo. – The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA) welcomes Christa Beall Diefenbach as the new Director of Marketing. The Kansas City-based national nonprofit brought Diefenbach to the organization to enhance the organization’s branding initiative and create more awareness for its flagship program: the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential. ...

Kansas City Credit Unions Unite for Good on Facebook

Oct. 4, 2013

Mazuma Credit Union is taking this year’s International Credit Union Day to a new level by uniting with Kansas City credit unions to lend a big hand in the local community. Together, the credit unions are hosting an innovative Facebook sweepstakes, where they will give away $2,000 to one of three Kansas City organizations. It will also include a random ...

Providence and Saint John Physicians Offer Advice to Fight the Flu

Oct. 4, 2013

Though no one can predict exactly what this winter’s flu season will be like, it’s a pretty safe bet that at some point between October 2013 and March 2014, the community will be affected. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control says each year, on average, five to 20 percent of the population gets the flu; more than 200,000 people ...

Creighton Alumni Serving as Jesuit Volunteers

Oct. 4, 2013

Eight recent Creighton University graduates will dedicate the next year to working as Jesuit Volunteers with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest. These Creighton alumni join a total of 148 Jesuit Volunteers serving 21 areas in five states. • Katie Baker, BSN’13, Mission, Kan., at Yakima Neighborhood Health in Yakima, Wash., is a public health nurse serving pregnant women on ...

UMKC Alumnus Bryan Pinkall to help stage the 2014 Olympic Opening Ceremony

Oct. 3, 2013

Media Contact: Dr. Bryan Pinkall Ceremonies Team Member Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games XXII Olympic Winter Games 620-617-2474/bryanpinkall@gmail.com Local affiliations: Instructor of Voice School of Music, Theatre, and Dance Kansas State University Tenor Kansas City Chorale Winners of 2 GRAMMY Awards in 2013 For Immediate Release: UMKC Alumnus Bryan Pinkall to help stage the 2014 Olympic Opening Ceremony Pinkall ...

Relationship Therapist and Sexuality Expert, Dr. George Turner, spoke on Sexuality and Disability at the 21st World Congress for Sexual Health held in Brazil.

Oct. 3, 2013

For Immediate Release Media Contact: George Turner, PhD, LSCSW/LCSW, CEO Turner Professional Group (TPG) Direct: 816-931-8255 or george@turnerprofessionalgroup.com Dr. George Turner, a local sexual health expert and psychotherapist specializing in sex therapy presented “Straight from the Heart: Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Give Voice to a Poverty of Sex Education” at the 21st World Congress for Sexual Health, an international scientific ...

Celebrate Old Westport

Oct. 3, 2013

Westport's annual Civil War re-enactment is back for another year. In keeping with the Civil War Sesquicentennial, this year's theme will be “Order Number 11,” which was enacted in August of 1863. “Celebrate Old Westport” is also the kickoff event for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Westport, the largest battle west of the Mississippi, to be celebrated October ...

Horizon Academy Promotes Learning Disabilities Awareness Month With LD Simulation

Oct. 3, 2013

ROELAND PARK, Kan. –An estimated 4.67 million Americans (ages six and older) have a learning disability. However, 55% of Americans believe corrective eyewear can treat certain learning disabilities, and 2/3 of Americans do not know what dysgraphia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia are. For a country so heavily affected by learning disabilities, there’s still a lot to learn. As a response to ...

Dr. Corbin Retires from Medical Practice at Providence, Transitions to New Career

Oct. 3, 2013

In 40 years of practicing medicine at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., Murray Corbin, M.D., a board-certified cardiologist, has seen a lot of changes. But the one thing that hasn’t changed is his commitment to patient care. “Over the course of my career, I have been able to care for three generations of patients from Wyandotte County,” he says. ...

Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Continue Service at Providence and Saint John

Oct. 3, 2013

For more than 150 years, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth have been an integral part of Saint John Hospital and its affiliate, Providence Medical Center. And though the hospitals recently transitioned ownership to Prime Healthcare Services, the Sisters’ commitment to serving the hospitals remains strong. “Several of the Sisters recently have begun volunteering at the hospitals,” explains Jordan Frost, ...

Fall Exhibition at the Kansas City Textile Studio: New Work by Kim Eichler-Messmer and Debbie Barrett Jones

Oct. 3, 2013

Kansas City, MO – The Kansas City Textile Studio announces its fall exhibition: New Work by Kim Eichler-Messmer and Debbie Barrett Jones. Friday October 18, 6 – 9pm at 924 E. 5th St, Kansas City, MO 64016. www.kctextilestudio.com Kim Eichler-Messmer and Debbie Barrett Jones, two local artists and co-founders of the Kansas City Textile Studio, both explore color in their ...

Park University Hosting River Read Children’s Festival

Oct. 3, 2013

Park University’s School for Education and the Dorothy Harper Watson Literacy Center will host the annual River Read Children’s Literature Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the University’s Parkville Campus. The Festival will provide 526 fourth and fifth grade students from the Park Hill (Mo.) School District the opportunity to meet local authors, explore ...

Graceland University Offers New Masters That is Ideal for Corporate Trainers

Oct. 3, 2013

Independence, Mo, October 3, 2013 – Graceland University is pleased to offer a new Masters that is ideal for business people who want to improve their own leadership skills and then learn how to train others to be better leaders. The key element in this program is that students study adult learning theories and best practices. This knowledge is vital ...

Tallgrass Creek Gets Approval for a New Residential Building

Oct. 3, 2013

OVERLAND PARK, KS (October 3, 2013) -- Tallgrass Creek retirement community has received approval from the Overland Park Planning Commission for a new residential building that will have 134,000 square feet of living space within 4-story wood-framed structure. The building will house 87 apartment-style units with 43 parking spaces. Construction will start next month.

SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium Kicks Off Halloween with October Ocean Adventure

Oct. 3, 2013

Elizabeth Mathews 816-753-6222 eschellhorn@inkincpr.com Kansas City, Missouri (October 3, 2013) – SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium is getting into the Halloween spirit by treating its customers to an October Ocean Adventure, complete with underwater pumpkin carving and the new dive com. Every Saturday and Sunday during the month of October, divers will suit up in their skeletal diving gear and ...


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