SAVE Inc Opens New Office Location, Silverleaf on 31st Street

Oct. 7, 2015

SAVE, Inc., a leader in providing comprehensive housing solutions to socially and medically disadvantaged people for nearly three decades, is excited to continue their work at Silverleaf, their new office located at 911 East 31st Street. Silverleaf is the result of a year-long capital campaign and is in the center of SAVE’s nine-building campus. To help celebrate the completion of ...

Barstow Schools in China reach direct admission partnership with William Jewell

Oct. 6, 2015

Contact: Cara Dahlor, 816-415-5223; The Barstow School and William Jewell College are proud to announce a new partnership for the 2015-2016 academic year. International students of The Barstow School of Kansas City and Shanghai and Ningbo, China, will have guaranteed admission to William Jewell. Barstow and Jewell share a commitment to academic excellence, liberal arts education and engaged global ...

New scholarship promotes partnership between William Jewell and CAPS

Oct. 6, 2015

Contact: Cara Dahlor, 816-415-5223; William Jewell College is announcing a deeper partnership with the Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) Network by offering a scholarship to CAPS Network students. The College will provide a $1,000 scholarship each year to CAPS Network program graduates to attend William Jewell, renewable for up to four years. Jewell is the first postsecondary school ...

William Jewell to introduce new civil engineering major

Oct. 6, 2015

Contact: Cara Dahlor, 816-415-5223; William Jewell College has secured the funding to introduce a new civil engineering program with an environmental emphasis, with classes to begin in fall 2016. The College already offers a dual-degree program in engineering with several other institutions, but the new Bachelor of Science in civil engineering will be William Jewell’s first full engineering major. ...

Kansas students gain access to Istation’s award-winning reading program

Oct. 6, 2015

DALLAS, Oct. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Istation, a leader in educational technology, is the chosen bidder on the statewide Kansas Reading Success Program and has been awarded a contract through the Kansas Department of Education. All pre-K through 8th grade students at public and open-enrollment charter schools in Kansas are now eligible for unlimited access to Istation Reading and Istation ...

Speaking out against anti-Muslim rhetoric

Oct. 1, 2015

Kansas City, MO (October 2, 2015) - Following recent remarks made by presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson that he “would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation,” The Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council (GKCIC) would like to remind the greater Kansas City area that we stand in solidarity with our Muslim friends, and are deeply ...

Senior Fest is Oct. 22 at the Ritz Charles

Oct. 1, 2015

Join un for a fun-filled Senior Fest and learn more about what our community has to offer you when the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s 50 Plus Department presents this event for a fifth year in late October. The event is called Senior Fest and will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, at ...

Non-Profit Challenges School Officials on “Walk to School Day” Oct 7

Oct. 1, 2015

For more information, please contact: Stacy Simera, acting Publicity Director, The national non-profit Start School Later is challenging school officials to recognize “Walk to School Day” on October 7 by walking to school or the bus stop with their EARLIEST starting students – typically middle or high school students. Traditionally, school officials honor this international event by walking to ...

University of Missouri Extension of Jackson County adds new 4-H Educator

Sept. 29, 2015

The University of Missouri Extension of Jackson County office recently added a new 4-H youth development educator, Jessie Furnish. Ms. Furnish will be based out of the Blue Springs Extension office location and will serve the entire Jackson County community. Ms. Furnish brings five years of 4-H and youth development experience to the 4-H Youth Development Educator role. She received ...

Hope Family Care Clinic receives Federally Qualified Health Center LAL Designation

Sept. 28, 2015

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) has granted the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look-Alike (LAL) designation to the Hope Family Care Clinic. The FQHC LAL designation confirms the HFCC is recognized by CMS as a qualified "safety net" provider serving Kansas City communities with enhanced provisions for primary care services. The HFCC ...

Park University 2015 Homecoming Royalty Announced

Sept. 28, 2015

As a part of Park University’s Homecoming Weekend festivities, six students were selected as royalty during halftime of Park’s men’s soccer match against Freed-Hardeman University on Sept. 19. Students were nominated by the student body, and the winners were selected — by a committee comprised of students, faculty and staff — after writing an essay and how they represent Park ...


Sept. 23, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 23, 2015 KANSAS CITY, Mo - A ribbon cutting on Tuesday, September 29 will officially mark the start of year round programming for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City in Olathe, Kansas. Open Monday through Friday and on most school out days, the Clubs will serve boys and girls, kindergarten through eighth grade ...

Learn how to improve meal planning with new 50 Plus program on Oct. 16

Sept. 23, 2015

Are you finding yourself unmotivated to cook because you no longer have a full house to feed? A new program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District can help. ? How to Meal Plan is the name of this single-session program. To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online ...

Learn about the Signs of Fall during home school program on Oct. 15

Sept. 23, 2015

Learn more about the changing of the seasons during an intergenerational nature program designed to supplement and support home school efforts being offered in mid-October at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. The program is called Nature Explorers and is for youth ages six to 12 with a parent. This program lets participants ...

Mad Science® programs offered beginning Oct. 12, 14 and 19 at New Century and Okun fieldhouses

Sept. 23, 2015

Students in the De Soto, Olathe, and Gardner school districts are invited to spend non-school days in October learning about science-related topics during three Mad Science® programs being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. October offerings include sessions of Mad Science© Eureka! The Inventor’s Fall Break Camp for ages seven to 13 on Oct. 12 through 16 ...

Fit Formula in Brookside Turns One - Family Fun Run & Yoga

Sept. 22, 2015

) Brookside’s boutique yoga and fitness studio, Fit Formula, is celebrating a sweaty, stretchy, and happy first year in business on September 26th. The anniversary, which will coincide with National Family Health and Fitness Day, will be three-tiered, including a family run, outdoor yoga, and post-workout mimosas in-studio. The day will begin with the Family Run at 8:00 am along ...

SAVE Inc Opens New Office on 31st Street

Sept. 22, 2015

SAVE, Inc., a leader in providing comprehensive housing solutions to socially and medically disadvantaged people for nearly three decades, is excited to continue their work at Silverleaf, their new office located at 911 East 31st Street. Silverleaf is the result of a year-long capital campaign and is in the center of SAVE’s nine-building campus. To help celebrate the completion of ...

Sensory Friendly Event at Wonderscope on Saturday, September 26

Sept. 22, 2015

Our Sensory Friendly events are an opportunity for a variety of children with sensory sensitivities to explore the museum and engage in creative play at their own pace. Attendance is controlled to avoid crowds. Special visual supports and trained volunteers are also provided at each of these events. Wonderscope strives to make our facilities accessible to all children in the ...

Scouts Wildlife Adventure event is Oct. 3 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Sept. 18, 2015

Area Cub Scouts and Webelos can learn about nature while pursuing badges or electives during a special event being planned at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Park. Now in its second year, this event is called Scouts Wildlife Adventure and will take place on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. Kansas ...

Local Service Dogs: Recipients and Volunteers Sought

Sept. 16, 2015

Melinda Nolting of Bonner Springs, and her daughter Madelyn, hold Laurie and Lightning at the Paws for Freedom, Inc. (PFF) open house on Saturday, September 12, 2015. PFF works with students at Horizon Academy in Roeland Park to train service dogs for people who use wheelchairs or have other physical disabilities. The PFF kennel is operated by Executive Director Lea ...

London Dignitary to Visit LSHS with Invitation

Sept. 15, 2015

Come see a British dignitary present an invitation for a once-in-a-lifetime experience for LSHS music students! Who: The Lady Christabel Flight, the Lord Mayor of the City of Westminster (in England.) (This is an elected official.) What: Formal Presentation to perform in London’s New Year’s Day Parade & Festival. When: WEDNESDAY, SEPT 16TH, 2pm - 3:30pm Where: Lee’s Summit High ...

Spots Still Available for Park University’s Golf Scramble on Oct. 12 at The National Golf Club of Kansas City

Sept. 15, 2015

The 2014 Park University Golf Scramble, a four-person tournament that benefits the University’s athletic programs, is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 12, at The National Golf Club of Kansas City. The event begins with registration at 8:30 a.m., followed by the University’s Athletics Wall of Honor induction ceremony and breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Golfers get on the course with a shotgun ...

Kansas City participates in National Electric Drive Week events

Sept. 14, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kansas City Hosts 4 Events during National Drive Electric Week CONTACT Kelly Gilbert, Clean Cities Coordinator – 816-531-7283 ( September 14, 2015 Kansas City, Mo. - Dozens of Kansas City electric vehicle drivers and enthusiasts will display their electric vehicles (EV) to highlight the excitement, clean-air benefits, and cost-savings of electric cars between September 16 and 26, ...

11th Annual Kaw Valley Farm Tour

Sept. 14, 2015

The 11th Annual Kaw Valley Farm Tour. The Kaw Valley region offers a wealth of agricultural sights, tastes, and traditions and the Kaw Valley Farm Tour celebrates those experiences Oct 3rd and 4th 10 am to 6 pm both days. 32 farms spanning 6 counties from Auburn to Lansing will open their venues for you to visit. Alpacas to Zucchini! ...

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