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Noon Year’s Eve event is Dec. 31 at Roeland Park Community Center

Dec. 7, 2016

Celebrate the New Year at noon during a special event being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Now in its third year, this event is called Noon Year’s Eve and is meant to show that you don't have to stay up late or pack into a crowded restaurant to ring in 2017. ...

Rolling Acres Memorial Gardens for Pets Holiday Candlelight Ceremony

Dec. 6, 2016

For Immediate Release Contact: Nancy Piper Rolling Acres Memorial Gardens for Pets Phone: 816-891-8888 FAX: 816-891-8781 Email: nancy@visitrollingacres.com www.visitrollingacres.com December 1, 2016 ROLLING ACRES MEMORIAL GARDENS FOR PETS HOLIDAY CANDLELIGHT CEREMONY KANSAS CITY, MO – Rolling Acres Memorial Gardens for Pets will be hosting their 3rd annual holiday candlelight ceremony to honor memories and share stories of beloved family pets. ...

Angel Car Presents Unique Giving Opportunity

Dec. 6, 2016

Angel Car Presents Unique Giving Opportunity Car covered in magnets attracts shoppers with a giving heart. (Leawood, KS) ¬ December 6, 2016 – What’s keeping the leadership team at KidsTLC up at night? A strong desire to help ensure the kids served by their organization have a happy holiday season. That’s why KidsTLC partnered with Olathe Ford Lincoln to create ...

KC Company Hosting Luxury Estate Sales is Changing the Image of an Industry

Dec. 5, 2016

Estate sales are not just about floral sofas anymore. Brown Button is changing the image of the industry with their luxury sales. Brown Button Estate Sale Services will host a massive designer luxury estate sale in Leawood KS the first week of December including original Thomas Hart Benton paintings. Often estate sales are thought of in the same space as ...

National Wildlife Federation certifies new Wildlife Habitat at JCPRD’s Natureplay Preschool site

Dec. 5, 2016

Shawnee, Kan., Nov. 21, 2016 - The National Wildlife Foundation (NWF) America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization, is pleased to recognize that Natureplay Preschool in Shawnee has successfully created a Certified Wildlife Habitat© through its Garden for Wildlife program. NWF celebrates the efforts of Natureplay Preschool, which is a program of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District, to ...

Letters From Santa offered through Dec. 16 by Overland Park 50 Plus program

Dec. 5, 2016

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. 16. A short form will be completed to help remind Santa of the recipient’s ...

New Cookies, Carols and Cocoa Holiday Party set at Matt Ross Community Center on Dec. 19

Dec. 5, 2016

Get in the holiday spirit while listening to traditional favorite holiday songs during a new special event being planned in mid-December by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This holiday party is called Cookies, Carols and Cocoa and will take place beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, at the Matt Ross Community ...

Winter Break Volleyball camp offered for grades 3-8 starting Dec. 27

Dec. 5, 2016

Providing boys and girls in grades three through eight with basic skills in the game of volleyball is the goal of a Winter Break Volleyball Camp being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This four-day camp will take place over winter break, Tuesday, Dec. 27, through Friday. Dec. 30, at two JCPRD locations: Okun Fieldhouse in the ...

Johnson County Park & Recreation District to recycle Christmas trees at three locations

Dec. 5, 2016

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District will be accepting post-holiday contributions of discarded natural Christmas trees at three locations from Dec. 26 through Jan. 31. Collection sites are: the parking lot at The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park, with a separate entrance at 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, the Heritage Park Marina parking lot, 16050 Pflumm Road, ...

Wyandotte County Releases Study on Health Disparities & Socioeconomic Limitations: Race, Redlining, Infant Mortality

Dec. 5, 2016

H.E.A.T: A NEW 3 YEAR STUDY SHOWS INEQUALITY IN WYANDOTTE COUNTY, KANSAS Socioeconomic Limitations: Race, Redlining, Infant Mortality, Lead Poisoning, Length of Life and Healthcare Access KANSAS CITY, KS (NOV 2016) A new study released today by the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County (CHC) entitled H.E.A.T (Health Equity Action Transformation) will reveal problems related to health and health outcomes, ...

City of Tonganoxie Fire Department awarded grant funding

Dec. 2, 2016

City of Tonganoxie Fire Department awarded funds from Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant Program TOPEKA — The City of Tonganoxie Fire Department has been awarded a $4,914 grant through the Kansas Firefighter Recruitment and Safety Grant Program administered by the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The grant award will be used by the fire department for the purchase ...

Bank of America and PREP-KC Partner to Improve College-Readiness throughout Kansas City

Dec. 1, 2016

Kansas City, Mo. – Bank of America has announced PREP-KC as a 2016 Neighborhood Builder. The nonprofit is being recognized for its work in providing educational support strategies to improve college and career preparedness for Kansas City’s urban students, which in turn, supports the sustainable growth of the Kansas City economy. Through Neighborhood Builders (#NeighborhoodBuilders), the bank provides nonprofits with ...

Bank of America and PREP-KC Partner to Improve College-Readiness throughout Kansas City

Dec. 1, 2016

Kansas City, Mo. – Bank of America has announced PREP-KC as a 2016 Neighborhood Builder. The nonprofit is being recognized for its work in providing educational support strategies to improve college and career preparedness for Kansas City’s urban students, which in turn, supports the sustainable growth of the Kansas City economy. Through Neighborhood Builders (#NeighborhoodBuilders), the bank provides nonprofits with ...

Winter Break Volleyball camp offered for grades 3-8 starting Dec. 27

Dec. 1, 2016

Providing boys and girls in grades three through eight with basic skills in the game of volleyball is the goal of a Winter Break Volleyball Camp being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This four-day camp will take place over winter break, Tuesday, Dec. 27, through Friday. Dec. 30, at two JCPRD locations: Okun Fieldhouse in the ...

Johnson County Park & Recreation District to recycle Christmas trees at three locations

Dec. 1, 2016

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District will be accepting post-holiday contributions of discarded natural Christmas trees at three locations from Dec. 26 through Jan. 31. Collection sites are: the parking lot at The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park, with a separate entrance at 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, the Heritage Park Marina parking lot, 16050 Pflumm Road, ...

Tree in the Lake Helps Grieving People Heal

Nov. 30, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AND REQUEST FOR COVERAGE KANSAS CITY, NORTHLAND Contact Phil Zehms 816-734-5500 PZehms@TerraceParkFuneral.com CHRISTMAS TREE REFLECTING ON THE LAKE HELPS HEALING FROM GRIEF DURING THE HOLIDAYS Terrace Park Funeral Home and Cemetery will have their Annual Tree Lighting and Remembrance Program on at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2016. The Brief program will focus on Remembering, Renewing ...

iModules Software Higher Education Clients Experience a 17% Increase in Donations on #GivingTuesday

Nov. 30, 2016

Leawood, KS (November 30, 2016) – iModules Software, the leading provider of online giving technology for educational fundraisers, announced that their clients raised more than $6 million in online donations during #GivingTuesday, an increase of 17% over 2015. Occurring this year on November 29, hundreds of higher education institutions participated in #GivingTuesday to raise funds for scholarships, capital campaigns, and ...

KC Investment Advisor Dan Danford Responds to Forbes Article “Why the Middle Class Should Be Scared”

Nov. 30, 2016

Contact: Dan Danford Founder/CEO Family Investment Center 816-233-4100 Dan Danford, CEO of Family Investment Center, Responds to Recent Forbes Article Regarding Why the Middle Class “Should be Scared” and May be “Bored” with Investing; Fed Study Found Half of Americans Can’t Manage a $400 Emergency. Danford Addresses “What’s Ailing The Middle Class.” November 30, 2016 (Kansas City, MO): Is the ...

Senior Minister at Country Club Christian Church Accepts New Position

Nov. 30, 2016

Senior Minister at Country Club Christian Church Accepts New Position Dr. R. Glen Miles, Senior Minister at Country Club Christian Church, announced today that he has accepted the Senior Minister position at First Community Church of Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Miles has been with Country Club Christian Church since January 2003. During his tenure, the church: - championed international mission trips ...


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