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Mobilligy Now Supports Kansas City Water

July 28, 2014

SEATTLE, July 28, 2014 — Mobilligy today announced support for Kansas City Water Services. Mobilligy is thrilled to offer its free, mobile bill solution to all of their 170,000 customers. Built for anyone who has ever been stressed out by their bills, lost track of their payments, or suffered from late fees and overdraft fees, Mobilligy is the one, central ...

The Park University International Center for Music Announces Its 2014-15 Concert Season Schedule

July 28, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—July 28, 2014 —The International Center for Music at Park University has announced the schedule for its 11th concert season, featuring internationally renowned guest artists as well as its own award-winning faculty and students. The 2014-15 Season kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 27, with a performance by renowned violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi and will conclude with a special concert featuring ...

Night Out Against Crime Event on Tuesday, August 5, 2014

July 28, 2014

Event Contacts: Night Out Against Crime Event Mary L. Kelly Community Center August 5, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Kansas City, MO Town Fork Creek, Blue Hills and 49/63 neighborhoods will come together to recognize the efforts made in our city to prevent crime and to address the issues we still face in our community. Join us for food, fun, ...

Blue Springs School Hosts Annual 5K for Charity

July 28, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Blue Springs, MO, July 28, 2014 - The fifth annual Viking Voyage 5K Race and One Mile Fun Run will be held Saturday, August 16 at the St. John LaLande School campus at 801 NW RD Mize Road in Blue Springs at 7:30 am. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the ALS Association of Kansas City ...

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 ...

Andrew Wommack’s Gospel Truth Rally coming to Overland Park

July 25, 2014

Andrew Wommack Ministries Phone: 719-272-3373 Email: KevinBree@awmi.net Internationally known Minister Andrew Wommack will be in Overland Park on August 2 at 7 p.m. for a Gospel Truth Rally. The free mini-conference will be held at the Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66211. Following an uplifting time of praise and worship, led by Daniel Amstutz and ...

Sandy Hook parent to speak at Tri-County Mental Health Services banquetfor Annual Banquet

July 25, 2014

A personal dialogue about forgiveness in the face of unspeakable tragedy will highlight the Tri-County Mental Health Services Annual Banquet Monday, Aug. 25. Keynote speaker Scarlett Lewis lost her son, Jesse, in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. In the face of this loss, Scarlett began a journey of hope and forgiveness. The inspiration for her efforts began with ...

Texttile art exhibit by Sonie Ruffin opens Aug. 1 in Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedra

July 24, 2014

Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral is hosting local artist Sonié Joi Ruffin, internationally-known textile artist, for an art exhibit this August. The art exhibit, Let the Church Say Amen, opens August 1 and continues through September 5. The exhibit will be open Thursdays-Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m. We invite you to participate in some special events. • The ...

Northland job fair for nannies and tutors slated Aug. 4

July 24, 2014

Kansas City, MO –August 4, 2014 – College Nannies & Tutors of Parkville is hosting a job fair for local nannies and tutors in Zona Rosa on August 1 starting at 9:00 a.m. and lasting until 2:00 p.m. Northland college students are welcome to attend, with interviews held on location. With a reputation for building stronger families in the Northland ...

Kansas City Symphony to present U.S. Marine Band in September concert

July 24, 2014

WHO: “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band from Washington, D.C., presented by the Kansas City Symphony. The Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Founded in 1798, the band has performed for every U.S. President since John Adams. Known as “The President’s Own” since the days of Thomas Jefferson, the Marine Band’s primary mission is to ...

New Games Day 50 plus event is Aug. 20 at Roeland Park Community Center

July 24, 2014

A relaxed afternoon of bridge or mah jongg is in store for participants of a late August Game Day event being planned by the 50 Plus department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This event will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park. A delicious ...

New Back to School Bash is Aug. 16 at Roeland Park Aquatic Center

July 24, 2014

Come have one more fun day at the pool before it's time to resume the school routine during a new special event being planned at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center. . The event is called Back to School Bash and will take place beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16. Lots of games, fun music, and lots of laughs ...

Second and final Overnight Fishing Opportunity at Kill Creek Park is Aug. 16

July 24, 2014

The second of two overnight fishing opportunities planned at Kill Creek Park during 2014 will take place on Aug. 16, while the last of four overnight fishing opportunities at Shawnee Mission Park will take place on Aug. 23. After 11 p.m. on these dates, the specific park will be open strictly for fishing only and park police officers will be ...

Regional Pickleball Tournament set for Aug. 15-17 at New Century Fieldhouse

July 24, 2014

Don't miss the first Regional Pickleball Tournament in this area. This event will take place Aug. 15 through 17 at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's New Century Fieldhouse, near Gardner, and is being presented by JCPRD's 50 )Plus Department. This new weekend event includes Friday fun with dinner, practice play, and good company. Tournament play will take place ...

5th Annual Community Resource Information Expo slated for Aug. 1 at Fort Leonard Wood

July 24, 2014

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Army Community Service is slated to hold its 5th Annual Community Resource Information Expo, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 1 in Nutter Field House here. This expo is an opportunity for individuals to talk one-on-one with representatives from a variety of organizations and receive information about multiple programs that interest the community. There ...

New Report Shows Kansas Private Colleges Add $981 Million Annually to Kansas Economy

July 23, 2014

Contact: Matt Lindsey – (785) 235-9877 – matt@kscolleges.org TOPEKA – According to a new study, Kansas’s eighteen private colleges generate $980.1 million in new income each year for the Kansas economy. The economic impact of the colleges is sufficient to create 21,968 new jobs in Kansas every year and generate $2.8 billion in social benefits to the state through increased ...

Chaz Crab Melt recognized by national industry magazine as one of best sandwiches in America

July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014 – Kansas City, MO – Chaz on the Plaza received an honorable mention in Restaurant Hospitality magazine’s first “Best Sandwiches in America” contest. The crab melt was inspired by executive chef Charles d’Ablaing’s memories of his early cooking career in Savannah, Georgia. "After catching crabs and eating them for dinner, I used to take the leftover crab ...

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 ...

Local Taekwondo school wins big at national tournament

July 21, 2014

A local black belt competition team from Ko Martial Arts aka KOMA in Overland Park, Kansas brings home six medals from the 2014 USA Taekwondo National Championships. Held in San Jose, California, this highly competitive event is the largest Taekwondo tournament in the nation with over 4000 competitors. “Winning a medal at nationals usually means you are one of the ...

Local Foster Children Receive Thousands of New Toys from Toy Industry Foundation with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

July 21, 2014

Kansas City, MO | July 21, 2014 – More than 500 Kansas City area foster children were gifted with brand new toys and games on Saturday, July 19th, during a fun-filled event hosted by the Toy Industry Foundation to benefit the National CASA Association, Jackson County CASA and CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties. An additional 4,500 children in Greater ...

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