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North Cross United Methodist Church Launches Fundraising Shoe Drive to Raise Funds, Support Microenterprise in Developing Nations, and Help the Environment

April 16, 2014

North Cross United Methodist Church is conducting a shoe collection drive now through June 29th to raise funds for our Children’s Ministry while benefiting microenterprise ventures in developing nations and keeping old shoes out of local landfills. Individuals can help by donating gently worn, used shoes at 1321 NE Vivion Rd, Kansas City, Missouri 64118. Shoes can be dropped off ...

Lead Business Advisors Announces New Roles for Chesterman and Harris

April 16, 2014

*Community Banking Lead Business Advisors Announces New Roles for Chesterman and Harris Lead Business Advisors, a division of the 86-year-old financial institution, Lead Bank of Lee’s Summit, MO, has appointed Patrick Chesterman to Senior Managing Director and Clint Harris to Senior Director of Corporate Finance for Lead Business Advisors. Chesterman was previously Division President at Inergy L.P. and Chief Operating ...

Lenexa Receives Top Rating for Fire Protection

April 16, 2014

LENEXA, Kan. – The City of Lenexa has achieved the distinction of having the top-rated fire-protection service in a five-state area. Effective July 1, Lenexa becomes a Class 1 community based on the Insurance Services Office (ISO) independent rating system for measuring the quality and effectiveness of municipal fire protection. Lenexa is one of only 60 cities out of 48,000 ...

50 Plus plans Katy Trail adventure walk on May 7

April 16, 2014

An opportunity to walk on a portion of Missouri's Katy trail is being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in early May. The program is called the Katy Trail Adventure Walk and will take place on Wednesday, May 7. This hike is expected to require an easy level of exertion. Participants will ...

New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins May 7 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

April 16, 2014

A new season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions is beginning at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn during any or all of the six sessions scheduled on Wednesdays between May 7 and July 23. Animal Tales Storytime is for ages two ...

Unlock the Mystery day trip offered on May 6

April 16, 2014

Head out of town for a day of good surprises on a mystery motorcoach day trip being offered in early May by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This trip is called Unlock the Mystery. Participants will discover clues along the way, which will point the way to your final destination. Along the way, ...

New season of 50 Plus Bingo begins on May 6

April 16, 2014

A new season of themed bingo games is being kicked off in May by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. In all, 12 bingo sessions will alternate between six locations through late August. Each bingo session will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will feature a dozen games of bingo, as well as food, prizes, ...

Roeland Park Aquatic Center to close May 5 through 9 for summer preparations

April 16, 2014

The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will close to the public for portions of three weeks as annual preparations are made for the facility’s summer season. The RPAC, which is located at 4843 Rosewood Dr. just east of the Roeland Park Community Center, will be closed from May 5 through 9. During this time, Johnson County Park & Recreation District staff ...

Nature Center to benefit from May 1 “Giving Day” presented by Whole Foods on 119th St.

April 16, 2014

Shop at the Whole Foods Market at 6621 W. 119th St., Overland Park, on Thursday, May 1, and benefit the animals in and around Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. The local grocery store has designated this date as a “community giving day” for the nature center and has pledged to donate five percent ...

Kansas City’s Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners enter into an agreement with local American Legion Post for the administration of the Clay County Veterans Memorial.

April 15, 2014

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed today, 15 Apr 2014 at the regular meeting of the Kansas City Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners. In this agreement the Kansas City Parks Dept. will be responsible for the maintenance and improvements to the Clay County Veterans Memorial and the Bennett & Dennis Herrick Memorial American Legion Post 626 will be ...

The Murder Mystery Company Holds OPEN CALL for LOCAL ACTORS 4/15/14

April 15, 2014

Open Call for actors!! We currently have openings in our Kansas City Troupe for new MALE and FEMALE talent! Local performances in both Missouri and Kansas. Ages 18+ non-union work. This is a fantastic opportunity that will provide the following: Each of our actors has the opportunity to act in up to 300 shows per year, with no show minimum ...

Kansas City Music Venue Coda To Open Under New Ownership

April 15, 2014

KANSAS CITY, MO – April 15, 2014 – Current Owners Dan Tutko, Ann Tutko and Clint Hoffmeier are announcing the sale of the 1744 Broadway, KCMO location known as, “Coda Bar & Grill”. Saturday, May 3, 2014 will be the last time Dan, Annie and Clint will greet live music patrons as a tandem. Coda began in March of 2009 ...

Western Farm Show American Heart Association Donation

April 15, 2014

Representatives of the Western Farm Show recently made a $10,000 donation to the Kansas City American Heart Association, based on exhibitor fees at the annual event held recently in Kansas City, Mo. Ken Dean, Western Farm Show manager (left), and Jeff Flora, CEO of the SouthWestern Association, which produces the show, are shown presenting a ceremonial check to Angie Galindo, ...

Post-McCutcheon, KCMTA Presents “Challenging Corporate Power & Creating Democracy”

April 15, 2014

For immediate release contact: Mary Lindsay 816-885-9996 Move To Amend Co-Founder to Speak on “Challenging Corporate Power & Creating Democracy” Kansas City, MO–KC Move to Amend and the UMKC Economics Club will present Move To Amend co-founder and spokesperson David Cobb on his national “Barnstorming Tour” Tues., April 22 at 7 pm at Pierson Auditorium, UMKC, 5100 Rockhill Rd, Kansas ...

Lees Summit Teacher Curates Student Art Exhibit at State Capitol

April 15, 2014

Press Release A Lees Summit Art Teacher, Stephanie Mennemeyer, has installed a permanent Student Art Exhibit in the Missouri State Capitol! Supported by the Missouri Art Education Association (MAEA) and Missouri Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE), The Inaugural Senate Exhibit has been hung at the Missouri State Capitol! Through the approval of the Capitol Commission, MAEA and MAAE were able ...

Park Universitys Annual Cultural Sharing Event to Feature Micronesia

April 15, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—April 15 — Park University, which boasts more than 600 international students from 103 countries, including 350 at the University’s Parkville Campus, will highlight the food, history, traditions and arts of the Federated States of Micronesia during its 10th annual Cultural Sharing event on Friday, April 25. The event, held on the Parkville Campus, is open to the public. ...

Unique Local Sleep Aid Gets National Attention

April 14, 2014

Berry Sleepy Plugged in Runner’s World Magazine Overland Park, KS – 4/14/14 – Berry Sleepy has come a long way in a short time. After launching the product out of their family’s home just 15 months ago, Berry Sleepy – The 100% Fruit Sleep Aid, received its first national publicity by getting plugged in the May issue of Runner’s World ...

Saint Vincent and Duchesne Clinics to Honor Local Heroes

April 14, 2014

2014 Caritas Celebrates Award Winners Announced Saint Vincent and Duchesne Clinics to Honor Local Heroes LEAVENWORTH, KS (April 14, 2014) - Caritas Clinics, Inc. - Saint Vincent and Duchesne Clinics, is pleased to announce the 2014 Caritas Celebrates Honorees. Awards will be presented to each honoree at the annual Caritas Celebrates event on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the KCI ...

Park University Seniors to Display Art Work in Campanella Gallery

April 14, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—April 14, 2014 — The art work of three Park University seniors will be on display at the Campanella Gallery on the University’s Parkville Campus from Sunday, April 27, to Sunday, May 18. A reception will be held on Wednesday, April 30, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., in the Gallery. Students featured include Elisha Bailey, a fine art major ...

Park Universitys International Center for Music features students in Young Artist Showcase

April 11, 2014

Parkville, Mo.—April 11, 2014 — Students from Park University’s International Center for Music will be featured in the ICM’s Young Artist Showcase concert on Saturday, April 26, starting at 7:30 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. Admission to the concert, which concludes the ICM’s 2013-14 Concert Series, is free and open to the public. The ...

Park University student newspaper wins awards at MCMA conference

April 11, 2014

Park University’s student newspaper, The Stylus, earned 25 awards at the annual Missouri College Media Association conference on April 5 in Kirksville, Mo. Competing in Division 3 (small 4-year colleges and universities) of the awards contest, The Stylus brought home two of the biggest awards from the conference — the Sweepstakes Award, given to the newspaper earning the most award ...

Fundraiser for Roeland Park City Hall Arts Commission

April 10, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information: Jen Harris, co-owner createfulstudios@gmail.com: Email 913-575-6795: Phone www.createfulstudios.com Roeland Park, KS May 3, 2014 7-9p Roeland Park City Hall 4600 W 51st St #200 Roeland Park, KS 66205 All ages! No cover! Fundraiser for the Arts Headline: Fundraiser for Roeland Park City Hall Arts Commission Join Createful Studios at Roeland Park City Hall (RPCH) on ...

Youth in More than 30 Communities Serve in Honor of Global Youth Service Day

April 10, 2014

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Lacey Helmig Communications and Media Coordinator 816-472-9822 (o) 503-927-1345 (c) lhelmig@yvc.org Kansas City, Mo. – Youth are volunteering in more than 30 communities through Kansas City-based Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) in honor of Global Youth Service Day on April 12. The day of service was initiated by Youth Service America and is the largest service event ...

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