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Mikaela Carson of Overland Park, KS crowned Miss Route 66, 2015

Nov. 26, 2014

Overland Park native and Shawnee Mission South Graduate, Mikaela Carson was recently crowned Miss Route 66, 2015 in Saint Louis, Missouri. MIkaela will go on to compete for the title of Miss Missouri next June in Mexico, Missouri in the hopes of advancing to the Miss America Pageant. Miss Carson is a student at Lindenwood University, a member of Sigma, ...

Elves’ Day Off pool party for all ages planned on Dec. 23 at RPAC

Nov. 26, 2014

Elves' Day Off Pool Party for all ages is being planned for Dec. 23 at the dome-covered Roeland Park Aquatic Center, 4843 Rosewood Drive, Roeland Park, by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Participants will build graham cracker houses beginning at 10 a.m., eat lunch at 11 a.m., and then hit the warm waters of the dome-covered pool. Lunch ...

Winter Solstice Celebration is Dec. 20 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Nov. 26, 2014

Take a break from the busy holiday festivities and preparations to celebrate an ancient rite at a fun special event for all ages called the Winter Solstice Celebration planned for Dec. 20 at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center. In astronomical terms, the Winter Solstice occurs when the Earth’s axial tilt is farthest away from ...

Letters From Santa offered through Dec. 18 by Overland Park 50 Plus program

Nov. 26, 2014

Personalized letters from Santa are available through a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s 50 Plus Department. To arrange a letter from Santa for that special person (all ages), call the Overland Park 50 Plus office at (913) 642-6410 by Dec. 18. A short form will be completed to help remind Santa of the recipient’s ...

Tallgrass Creek’s Betsy Heimke is Unbroken by Her WWII Teenage POW Ordeal

Nov. 26, 2014

OVERLAND PARK, KS (November 24, 2014) – Tallgrass Creek retirement community resident Betsy Heimke doesn’t need to see “Unbroken,” the movie based on Lauren Hillenbrand’s best-selling book about Louis Zamperini and the torture he endured at the hands of the Japanese in a WWII prison camp. She lived her own version of it. Zamperini’s story is one of survival, resilience ...

OLATHE WOMAN COMPETING IN MISS KANSAS USA® STATE PAGEANT

Nov. 25, 2014

Alexis Rewalt from Olathe, daughter of Al and Vanessa Rewalt has been selected to participate in the 2015 Miss Kansas USA Pageant. The pageant will take place November 29th & 30th in the City of Wichita. She will be competing as Miss South Johnson County USA and will compete in swimsuit, evening gown, and personal interview competitions. The pageant has ...

KC Kids Pass to donate portion of profits to Harvesters

Nov. 25, 2014

Lee’s Summit, MO, November 25, 2014 – KC Kids Pass, advertising and fundraising company located in Lee’s Summit, has announced plans to donate a portion of all website sales through the end of 2014 to Harvesters. “With the holiday season approaching it saddens us to think that families in our community will go hungry when so many of us are ...

Park University’s International Center for Music Presents Performance Featuring Violinist Ben Sayevich and Cellist Daniel Veis

Nov. 25, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—Nov. 25, 2014 — Park University’s International Center for Music presents a side-by-side performance featuring ICM faculty violinist Ben Sayevich and cellist Daniel Veis in collaboration with their students, on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m., in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. The Lithuanian-Israeli Sayevich has established himself as one of the most distinguished violinists ...

United Way presents Annual Meeting highlighting partnership with General Motors

Nov. 25, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Rynn Day, 913-371-3674 ext. 1312 rday@unitedway-wyco.org Kansas City, KS (November 24, 2014) On Wednesday, November 19, 2014 United Way of Wyandotte County presented its Annual Meeting with over 200 guests attending a luncheon at the Jack Reardon Convention Center. Events were kicked off with the presentation of new board members and a report ...

Time Warner Cable Enhances KCP&L Plaza Lighting Ceremony Connectivity

Nov. 25, 2014

Kansas City, MO (Nov. 24, 2014) – Dedicated to connecting the Kansas City community, Time Warner Cable proudly announces its role as the official WiFi supplier for the approaching KCP&L Plaza Lighting Ceremony. Guests of the 85th annual KCP&L Plaza Lighting Ceremony will enjoy free access and unlimited data to TWC WiFi® Hotspots, allowing them to stay connected to the ...

Donations help 1,500 families in need this Thanksgivi?ng

Nov. 24, 2014

THE GUADALUPE CENTERS STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS WILL SERVE 1,500 MEALS FOR ITS ANNUAL THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON KANSAS CITY, MO - On Tuesday, November 25th, 2014, the Guadalupe Centers, Inc staff and 50 dedicated volunteers are expecting to serve 1,500 thanksgiving meals to client participants including our schools* and their parents, senior adults and our social service clients. This is possible through ...

Aladdin Hotel donates beds to The Salvation Army

Nov. 24, 2014

Season of Giving The Aladdin Holiday Inn Hotel donates beds to The Salvation Army Kansas City, MO, November 24, 2014: The Aladdin Holiday Inn Hotel in downtown Kansas City, Missouri will be donating 240 Box Springs, and Mattresses to The Salvation Army to sell in Kansas City Thrift Stores. Salvation Army Contact: Jane Sander, Metro Volunteer Director, The Salvation Army, ...

Missouri Lottery Launches Fortune Cookie Campaign

Nov. 23, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Missouri Lottery Launches Fortune Cookie Campaign The Missouri Lottery is introducing an unusual type of promotion this holiday season - in fortune cookies distributed to customers through Chinese restaurants. Launching Thanksgiving week on November 24, 2014, FortuneCookieAdvertising.com will be distributing almost 1 million fortune cookies in over 70 Chinese restaurants throughout Kansas City, St Louis, Springfield, Jefferson ...

JobOne Party with a Purpose

Nov. 20, 2014

November 20, 2014 Aaron Martin, CEO, JobOne Office: 816.763.7822, ext. 703 | Cell: 816.898.1212 | amartin@job1one.org INDEPENDENCE, BLUE SPRINGS & GRANDVIEW, MISSOURI – Company holiday parties may seem like a nuisance for many during the busy holiday season. But for the employees and staff of JobOne, their “Shining Stars” celebration is a cherished event with anticipation growing months in advance. ...

Wexford Place Assisted Living & Memory Support by Senior Star Hosts Program for Alzheimer’s Sufferers and their Caregivers on December 2

Nov. 20, 2014

KANSAS CITY, MO (November 20, 2014) – Wexford Place Assisted Living & Memory Support by Senior Star holding a special program designed for all caregivers and those suffering from dementia from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2 at 6460 North Cosby Avenue, Kansas City. This program is dual fold – persons with dementia will have the opportunity ...

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 ...


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