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MASSAGE ENVY SPA LENEXA/SHAWNEE ADDS SPA FACIALS TO THE MENU - Nation’s Largest Massage Therapy Franchise Continues Growth in Lenexa with Conversion to Massage Envy Spa®-

July 30, 2014

Lenexa, KS (July 30, 2014) – Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, announced today that the location at 13224 W. 87th Street in Lenexa is now offering both healthy skin facials featuring Murad® products in addition to customized therapeutic massages. “We are excited to add skincare to the menu ...

R4 Challenge benefits Special Operations community

July 29, 2014

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Kevin Stacy, executive director The Station Foundation kstacy@thestationfoundation.org 406-924-4741 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2014 R4 Challenge benefits nonprofit serving Special Operations community As millions pause to remember those lost on Sept. 11, 2001, small groups of patriotic Americans around the country, many of them veterans, active duty military and their families, will spend part of their ...

New library collection opens August 17

July 28, 2014

Cultural Crossroads and the Kansas City Library System have joined in a unique partnership to create a dedicated diversity library collection composed of multifaith and multicultural materials, available to the public. A challenge grant from the Shumaker Family Foundation (www.shumakerfamilyfoundation.org) plus donations from the public combined to create the collection as a truly community-based project. Two special events will mark ...

Local group works to decriminalize marijuana

July 25, 2014

Local Group's Quest for Decriminalization As marijuana laws across the country are being reformed, one local organization believes that the time has come for Kansas City to reduce the penalty for misdemeanor marijuana possession. With its FLAME initiative (Finding Legal Alternatives to Marijuana Enforcement), Kansas City marijuana advocacy group The Happy Crowd is hoping to make 35 grams or less ...

Shawnee Girl to Represent Sunflower State at National Pageant

July 22, 2014

Miss Nevaeh Goodwin, age 7, of Shawnee, has been selected to represent the Sunflower State at the 2014 Miss American Sweetheart Pageant. As the Miss Sunflower State Sweetheart, Nevaeh will be attending the National Pageant for her age group in Florida during the week of Thanksgiving 2014. She will compete for the National Pageant title of Miss American Sweetheart and ...

Collar For Collar Launches Apparel Website To Help Dogs In Need

July 21, 2014

Contact - Steve Laurenzo - 913-208-9373 - steve@collarforcollar.com A new Kansas City-based apparel company, Collar For Collar, recently made its first donation in support of dogs in need, cutting a check for over $2500 to Kansas City Pet Project. Collar For Collar is an online apparel retailer that donates 50% of their profits to animal support organizations. KC Pet Project ...

Small Town Entices Business, Families

July 16, 2014

Free lots just one incentive to join Marion’s Future Marion, KS,: The residents of Marion, Kansas realized that there are two options when it comes to their future; become proactive or close up shop. The town of about 2,000 located on the western edge of the Flint Hills has seen its population declining for several years, but with some new ...

Rainbow Run for Equality Comes to KC

July 16, 2014

For Immediate Release Contact: Kristopher Saim Kris@UrbanKCLiving.com (816) 500-6725 Kansas City’s Inaugural Rainbow Run for Equality Join Us! Kansas City, MO – The Inaugural Rainbow Run for Equality will be held on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 at 8AM at the Scenic Cliff Drive, Kessler Park in Kansas City. The event, through sportsmanship, community presence, and goodwill, will raise awareness to ...

Missouri State Genealogical Society Announce Annual Award Reciepients

July 12, 2014

National Archives at Kansas City Nominates Staff Members for State Award Columbia, MO - July 12, 2014 Jessica Hopkins and Jennifer Audsley-Moore will each receive a Certificate of Appreciation from the Missouri State Genealogical Association (MoSGA). The award is given in recognition of significant contributions to the field of genealogy and family history. Awards will be presented during the Saturday ...

Finally, pottery wheels, art classes & parties available in the Northland

July 12, 2014

Parkville, MO - July 14, 2014 - Parkville Artisans' Studio, the latest addition to Parkville's growing art community, opened this spring. The art studio/gallery is the only facility of its kind in the Northland, providing fine art, as well as arts & crafts, classes for all ages. Parkville Artisans' Studio hosts classes on everything from the Pottery Wheels to Stained ...

Local Short Wins Big at Free State Film Festival

July 11, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Patrick Clement deturfilms@gmail.com (323)517-8198 Local short wins big at Free State Film Festival Rural Kansas story takes Audience Award LAWRENCE, Ks. - "Somewhere Between Freedom and Protection, Kansas," a short film set in a small Western Kansas farm town, garnered one of the top film prizes at last week's Free State Film Festival. "We were ...

The Midwest’s Largest Junior Golf Tournament Set to Return for the 44th Year in August

July 9, 2014

The City of Overland Park, Kansas is proud to again host the area’s best, and largest junior golf tournament – the Everett Vinzant/John Cosnotti Memorial Junior Golf Tournament. Overland Park, Kansas July 9, 2014 - - On the first Monday of August, well over 400 junior golfers and their families will descend upon the Sykes Lady (Overland Park) Golf Club ...

Overland Park retirees to spit watermelon seeds in July 15 contest

July 7, 2014

WHAT: A Tuesday, July 15, free-style Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest by Overland Park, KS, retirees during Tallgrass Creek retirement community’s Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest. The event, which will begin at 10:45 a.m. immediately following a summer Watermelon Social, will showcase spitting techniques that promise to be the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. PARTICULARS: Scores of residents will spit seeds ...

Integrity Martial Arts Academy offers one-day self-defense workshop

July 3, 2014

Are you well trained and prepared to handle any physical threat that might come your way? If your answer is no, let the experts at Integrity Martial Arts Academy help. On Sunday, July 20 from 4 to 7 p.m., the Academy, located at 11130 Holmes Road in Kansas City, Mo., is offering a Combat and Practical Self-Defense Workshop for $35. ...

Blue Springs girl, 11, heads to rock climbing nationals

July 3, 2014

Tate McCrary, an 11-year-old girl from Blue Springs, MO, heads to Stone Summit Rock Climbing Gym in Atlanta, Georgia to compete in USA Climbing's National Rock Climbing Competition. The competition goes from July 10-13. Tate is going for both Sport climbing and Speed climbing, and making it to nations means that she is one of the top 35 climbers in ...

Summer Camp Scholarships Available for Children of Military, Veterans

July 1, 2014

Half-Off Attending Camp Wood YMCA This Summer With Independence Day just around the corner, a group of Camp Wood YMCA's most generous donors have come together to show their appreciation to the men and women who make our freedom possible. For the remaining weeks of this summer (2014), Camp Wood YMCA is offering 50% scholarships to any child of a ...

Agritourism in High Style

July 1, 2014

Amy Billings, owner of Buffalo Lodge amy@buffalolodgekc.com (816) 597-3202 "Agritourism in High Style" KINGSVILLE, MO. Join us for The Grand Opening of The Roosevelt at Buffalo Lodge, Thursday July 10th from 5-9pm. Enjoy cocktails, appetizers, live music, and dancing as you peruse the brand new wedding and event center located on a working American Buffalo ranch. Michael J. Nolte, KC’s ...

Sarah Geer, Allied Member ASID, joins Madden-McFarland interior design team

June 26, 2014

Sarah Geer is the newest award-winning interior designer to join the Madden-McFarland interior design staff. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design from Kansas State University and is an Allied member of ASID. The Overland Park, Kansas native, began her professional career in Naples, Florida where she has spent the last nine years working in medium to ...

New parenting book asks if children can choose their faith

June 24, 2014

Be-Asia McKerracher, author of the newly published Secular Parenting in a Religious World, is confronting the issue of child choice in faith—head on. She notes that “we give young people the right to choose so much in their life. Why not let them choose something as important as their faith? All across America, children are being handed a religion from ...

Free Stroller Fit Classes Every Monday in Lee’s Summit

June 23, 2014

Summit Fair Mall is welcoming moms and their babies to get fit, have fun, and come together every Monday for free Stroller Fit classes. Each summer the mall offers these free classes to the community to provide a beautiful space for a family friendly workout. Moms buckle their babies and toddlers safely into their strollers while they walk, jog, squat, ...

Music Boot Camp for Children

June 20, 2014

Friday, August 1—12:30-5:30 PM Saturday, August 2—10:00 AM-4:00 PM Sunday, August 3—Presentation @ 6:00 PM For children who have completed Kindergarten through 5th grade During this 3-day experience, children will participate in learning fun songs and motions, activities that relate to the music, snacks, recreation and rehearsals in preparation for our musical presentation. The children will be learning and having ...

Event planned to raise funds for family’s needed wheelchair-accesible van

June 19, 2014

Press release For immediate release Heather Caster Myers Mansion Telephone number: 8168052600 Email address: heatherycaster@yahoo.com Abby Needs Wheels! Kansas City, MO, June 10, 2014 — Local businesses and organizations are joining forces to host a fundraiser for a local family in need of a wheelchair accessible van on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 6:00pm at Myers Mansion 633 E Armour ...

Veterans’ Voices, a KC non-profit, is getting kicked to the curb

June 19, 2014

For Immediate Release June 17, 2014 For more information, contact: Jerry Brown, HVWP Board President, 816-536-6907 Margaret Clark, HVWP Vice President & Veterans’ Voices Editor, 816.916.6949 Pris Chansky, Administrative director, 913-432-1214 Veterans’ Voices, a KC non-profit, is getting kicked to the curb (MERRIAM, KAN.—JUNE 19, 2014) A national non-profit organization, headquartered in Kansas City and offering therapeutic writing services to ...

An “Ounce of Prevention” Makes for Healthy Expansion Opportunities in KC Market

June 17, 2014

For Immediate Release Contact: Tom Dusterhoft, Owner 913.660.5676 | tdusterhoft@massageheights.com Kansas City, MO – June 17, 2014 – Drive through any metropolitan shopping area and you’re likely to see a cluster of chain drug stores battling across corners to treat ailments for the masses. While treatment is important, an international franchise company gaining market share in KC aims to shift ...


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