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Park University Students Showcase Work in Research and Creative Arts Symposium

March 30, 2015

Park University Students Showcase Work in Research and Creative Arts Symposium Parkville, Mo.—March 30, 2015 — Park University’s 10th annual Student Research and Creative Arts Symposium will showcase the scholarly work of students from all disciplines and campus locations, Monday, April 6, through Thursday, April 9, on the University’s Parkville Campus. Undergraduate and graduate students submit course work or independent ...

Both Hands Service Project April 11 in Raytown

March 28, 2015

On 4/11/2015, the Alexanders are planning a different kind of adoption fundraiser. The Alexanders and a team of volunteers are working on the home of Heather Meyer, who lives in Raytown. Heather’s husband died about a year and a half ago. Today she needs help with home maintenance and improvements. There will be outdoor and indoor projects. Volunteers will not ...

Covenant Place of Lenexa receives flag flown over United States Capitol

March 27, 2015

For Immediate Release March 27, 2015 Contact: Diana Bradley, (913)307-2000, diana.bradley@covenantplacelenexa.org Covenant Place of Lenexa receives flag flown over United States Capitol Lenexa, KS, March 27, 2015 – Covenant Place of Lenexa Retirement, A Covenant Retirement Community has received a flag that was flown over the United States Capitol building in Washington D.C. There was a flag raising ceremony on ...

How to Choose The Best Assisted Living in Kansas City

March 27, 2015

Finding an assisted living home isn’t something you should rush. The first place you find could be ok, but is it really the best place for you? To find the best senior living facility for you, you need to take some time to do the research. Think carefully about what you want. Does it need to allow pets? Offer you ...

New women’s Rediscovery Retreat planned at Matt Ross Community Center on April 17

March 26, 2015

Connect with other women over 50 and celebrate this stage of your life during a new special event being presented in mid-April by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This event is called the ReDiscovery Retreat For Women and will take place on Friday, April 17. This retreat is intended to help participants become ...

New Indoor Turf Camping event planned on April 18 at New Century Fieldhouse

March 26, 2015

It may be too cold to camp outside in April, but come camp inside during a new special event planned in mid-April by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This new special event for all ages is called Indoor Turf Camping and will let participants have camping experience on McDonald's Field, the state-of-the-art multipurpose Sprinturf field at the New ...

New Kids’ Night Out - Carnival Fun for ages 3-6 and 7-12 is April 17 at RPCC

March 26, 2015

Children ages three to six and seven to 12 are invited to a Kids’ Night Out Carnival Fun event on the evening of Friday, April 17. This new event is being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Kids are invited to leave the grownups behind and enjoy a night planned just for you. Step right up and ...

Free Book Party for 50 plus planned at Antioch Library on April 16

March 26, 2015

A free book party is being planned for April 16 at the Antioch Library, 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam. This program is being presented by the Johnson County Library and the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department. Participants are invited to read what they'd like and then come and discuss their new favorite book. Each person will ...

Park University International Center for Music Students Awarded Naftzger and Kansas City Musical Club Scholarships

March 26, 2015

Parkville, Mo.—March 26, 2015 — Park University International Center for Music students recently earned awards and scholarships for their performances in the Naftzger Young Artist Auditions and the Kansas City Musical Club Auditions. The 75th annual Naftzger Auditions took place March 20-21 in Wichita, Kan. The competition — made possible by the Naftzger Fund for Fine Arts Inc. and administered ...

AAUW Used Book Sale

March 25, 2015

AAUW - Kansas City Northland branch is sponsoring a used book sale on April 17, 8 AM - 4 PM and April 18, 8 AM - 3 PM at Church of the Good Shepherd, 4937 NE Chouteau Drive. Proceeds will fund local scholarships for womens’ re-entry. AAUW is open to men and women with college degrees interested in women’s issue. ...

Local Author Speaks to AAUW on “Literature & Art”

March 25, 2015

Local author Barbara Stuber is the AAUW program on April 26 for Kansas City Northland branch of AAUW. The meeting is Community Room on lower level (elevator) of North Kansas City Public Library at 2:30 PM Stuber is the author of Girl in Reverse and Crossing the Tracks. Stuber also is a docent at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art ...

Money Smart Month Free Community Kick-off Event, March 28

March 25, 2015

The Money Smart Month of Greater Kansas City free opening event, Grow Your Money, will take place at the Jack Reardon Convention Center in Kansas City, Kan, March 28. The event will include a keynote from John Hope Bryant, author of bestseller How the Poor Can Save Capitalism, and the Founder of Operation HOPE, who also serves on President’s Advisory ...

Local Student Named Kansas National Geographic State Bee Semifinalist by National Geographic Society

March 24, 2015

Student’s Name: Sayan Grover Parents’ Names: Dhiraj and Shveta Grover School Name and Address: Oxford Middle School, 12500 Switzer, Overland Park, KS 66213 Grade Level: 8th. Sayan Grover has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2015 Kansas National Geographic State Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. ...

Tracy Lane, ASE Certified Service Manager

March 24, 2015

Tracy Lane, Bret’s Autoworks Gardner, Kansas is now an ASE Certified Service Advisor. This certification is an example of Bret’s Autoworks’ continued drive to provide quality information that will assist customers in the decision making process. Bret’s Autoworks has two locations in Kansas, Gardner and Olathe. They are AAA Approved, BBB A rating, ASE certified, an Angie’s List Service Award, ...

Cub Scouts and General Motors Ready to Race to Send Scouts to Summer Camp

March 24, 2015

(Kansas City, KS) On Saturday, March 28, local Cub Scouts and businesses will gather at the General Motors Plant in Fairfax (3201 Fairfax TRFY) for the 16th Annual General Motors/UAW Local 31 Pinewood Derby. The event is expected to welcome more than 300 Cub Scouts from Jackson and Wyandotte Counties. From 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Scouts will race their ...

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences Celebrates the Investiture of Dr. Marc Hahn, DO, As 14th President

March 24, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Cambridge Director of Public Relations (816) 654-7038 (913) 602-8652 (cell) lcambridge@kcumb.edu Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences Celebrates the Investiture of Dr. Marc Hahn, DO, As 14th President (Kansas City, Mo. – March 23, 2015) – The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU), the largest medical school in Missouri, 10th largest in ...

Tortilla Ranch Casual Concept Goes Top Shelf

March 23, 2015

Everybody loves a good Happy Hour ... and Tortilla Ranch Mexican Grill in Overland Park decided to make sure that customers really love theirs. By kicking it up a notch and offering top shelf margaritas at bargain prices, the after-work crowd has found a new favorite spot to pick up dinner to go. In business for just under a year, ...

Overland Park Advocate Takes Healthcare Issues to Capitol Hill

March 22, 2015

Hundreds to Urge Congress for More Arthritis Support Emilia Anne Jarvi of Overland Park, will be traveling this month to Washington, D.C., to ask Congress to support people with arthritis through policies that will ensure increased research, better treatments and greater access to care. Jarvi has lived with the symptoms of dermatomyositis since 2006. Jarvi, now a 13 year-old, seventh ...

Growing Secular Community in Kansas City

March 20, 2015

For Immediate Release: KC Oasis Celebrates First Anniversary - Secular Community Still Growing Strong Kansas City, MO (March 20th, 2015)— As it completes its first year of building a growing and thriving freethought community, Kansas City Oasis is taking time to look back on its success. Within its first year, Oasis has successfully provided freethinkers with a safe place to ...

Bikes, Brews and Stunning Views

March 20, 2015

Kandango Bicycle Tour explores the “road less traveled” while engaging local communities. (Small Town, KS) — In its third year, Kandango is a three-day ride on the back roads of Kansas, June 4 - 7, 2015. Unlike other bike tours, Kandango focuses on the “road less traveled.” The tour highlights and engages pass-through communities and unique local attractions through the ...

Political antics end ABLE act discussion in House committee, Makes unlikely for passage

March 20, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2015 For more information: Ashley Murdie Director of Communications 785.296.3538 ashley@treasurer.ks.gov TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes announced today that HB 2100, the Kansas Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Savings Program, has been delayed from moving forward in the 2015 legislative session by actions taken by State Representative Jim Ward (D-Wichita). Ward, ...

Genesis Health Clubs Acquires Midtown Athletic Club

March 19, 2015

(OVERLAND PARK, KS) – Genesis Health Clubs has purchased Midtown Athletic Club in Overland Park, KS. Currently Genesis owns/operates clubs in Wichita, Hutchinson, Salina, Emporia, Lawrence, Leavenworth, McPherson, Topeka and Manhattan, Kansas and clubs in St. Joseph and Springfield, Missouri. They have an extensive background in tennis, as six of their locations also house large tennis facilities. With 29 years ...

Middle School Spring Break Week of Service Concludes Friday

March 19, 2015

Participants in Johnson County Park & Recreation District's PEAK program have been performing a week long string of community service activities throughout spring break. Cleaning up local parks in their hometown of Gardner, Kansas, helping out at Deanna Rose Farmstead and KC Pet Project and a final garden build at their own Wheatridge Middle School have provided a number of ...


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