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Experience local talent at free Senior Follies on Oct. 5 at Jewish Community Center

Sept. 18, 2014

This year's Senior Follies promises an exciting afternoon of great entertainment. Now in its eighth year, the 2014 Follies will take place beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Jewish Community Center, 5801 W. 115th St., Overland Park. The event generally lasts about two hours and is free of charge for both audiences and performers. About 20 ...

Gardner Police Officers Receive Bronze Award for Valor

Sept. 18, 2014

The Gardner Police Department is proud to announce Sergeant Steve Benz and Officer Cody Waggoner as recipients of the "Bronze Award for Valor" from the Kansas City Metro Chiefs and Sheriffs Association. Recipients of the "Bronze award for Valor" are recognized for their level of professionalism and commitment above and beyond the normal call of service. The officers were nominated ...

Linden Baptist Church Hosts “Trunk or Treat” Event

Sept. 17, 2014

“Trunk or Treat”, a safe, family event, will be held at Linden Baptist Church located at 611 NE 69th Street in Kansas City, MO on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. In the church parking lot, church members will be handing out candy from their decorated car trunks. Inside there will be games & prizes, crafts, a ...

Growth Spurs Addition of New Staff for Ad Agency

Sept. 17, 2014

Dawn Kidwell joins EAG Advertising & Marketing’s expanding marketing team. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (September 17, 2014) – EAG Advertising & Marketing (EAG) today announced the addition of Dawn Kidwell to the position of Account Director. Kidwell will lead marketing initiatives for a number of EAG’s Kansas City-based clients. “We are thrilled to bring Dawn’s talents, energy and enthusiasm to EAG,” ...

Waldo Fall Festival

Sept. 17, 2014

Waldo Fall Festival What: 22nd Annual Waldo Fall Festival Where: Southeast corner of 75th & Wornall When: Saturday, September 20 Festival highlights: • 10-10:30a Opening Ceremony—KC Mayor Sly James will help inaugurate the new Mayor of Waldo • 10:30-11:30a – St. Elizabeth Band & Choir • 10-1pm -- Zoomobile • 10-2pmVIN Etching - Have your VIN etched in your vehicle's ...

Indpenedence Community Band Opens 18th Season with Fall Concert

Sept. 17, 2014

The Spirit of Independence Concert Band invites you to join it for the opening of its 18th season at its free Fall Concert Sunday, October 19, 2014, at 3:00 pm, at the Van Horn High School Auditorium, in Independence, Missouri. The 55-member community band, which will be conducted at this concert by assistant director Brent Edmunds, will perform an hour-long ...

Winners of the Massage Envy Spa Living With Arthritis…Your Story Contest

Sept. 17, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Les Snyder (402) 618-3003 LSnyder@massageenvy.com Winners of the Massage Envy Spa Living With Arthritis…Your Story Contest Kansas City Metro Area (September 17, 2014) – Massage Envy Spa Kansas City is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Living With Arthritis…Your Story Facebook contest. This year’s winners are Jillian Reid, Jamie West and Rachael Hade. Massage ...

First National Bank and OPSF Reinvest in Community

Sept. 17, 2014

For Release Thursday, September 18, 8:30am Contact: Cindy VonFeldt, Executive Director Olathe Public Schools Foundation 315 N. Lindenwood Dr. Olathe, KS 66062 (913) 780-8222 foundation@olatheschools.org (Olathe, KS) First National Bank and the Olathe Public Schools Foundation team up to bring a state-of-the-art plasma cutter to the Olathe Advanced Technical Center this fall. Through their Community Reinvestment Grant, First National Bank ...

BFTAA &Time Warner Cable team up to host the Inaugura Kansas City Computer Olympics

Sept. 16, 2014

09/17/2014 George Walker, President, Black Family Technology Awareness Association 816-805-0406 bftaa@sbcglobal.net The Black Family Technology Awareness Association & Time Warner Cable team up to host the Inaugural Kansas City Computer Olympics Fun events and challenges promote technology, science and engineering awareness Kansas City, MO. — The Black Family Technology Awareness Association (BFTAA) is excited to announce the inaugural “Kansas City ...

Bethany College announces Fall Alumni Awards

Sept. 16, 2014

LINDSBORG, KAN., September 16, 2014 – Bethany College will honor Athletic Hall of Honor inductees, Alumni Coach of the Year, and Bethany Athletic Association Award of Merit recipients during the Fall Alumni Awards Recognition on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 12:30 p.m. in Stroble-Gibson Athletic Center. The three alumni who will be inducted into the Athletic Hall of Honor are Dave ...

3rd Annual Celebrate Single Moms

Sept. 16, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sherrill King Tel: 253-653-0795 Email: sherrillking@gmail.com Date: 9/12/14 Join single mothers from around the Kansas City area for a FREE evening of pampering for moms, fun activities for the kids, dinner, grocery and clothing give away, as well as free oil change vouchers to the first 200 mothers who register in person on the day of ...

YMCA and Ball’s Price Chopper Team Up to Promote Healthy Lifestyles Among Hispanics

Sept. 16, 2014

Ball’s Price Chopper and the YMCA are partnering to host a family event on September 20th to promote healthy living in the Kansas City community. The YMCA and its Salsa, Sabor y Salud program aims to combat widespread problems such as obesity and diabetes not only across the Hispanic population – but among all people in the United States. Salsa, ...

Shawnee Mission Health to Paint the Town Pink in October

Sept. 16, 2014

Pink Lighting Ceremony at Prairie Village Shopping Center to Kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Feature Breast Cancer Survivor Rita Hunt and Cast a Pink Light on the Importance of Early Detection Merriam, Kan. – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Shawnee Mission Health – in partnership with The Village Shops in Prairie Village – will “Paint the Town ...

Olathe cancer survivor going bald for a cause

Sept. 15, 2014

CONTACT: Leesa Gabel 913-907-5316 leesagabel@gmail.com OLATHE CANCER SURVIVOR WILL GO BALD TO FIGHT CANCER ON 10/17. Joining thousands across the country in Be Bold, Be Bald! fundraising event. OLATHE, KS—For many cancer patients, going bald is not a choice. It is just one of the many challenges they face as they bravely fight the disease. On October 17, Leesa Gabel ...

Lawrence Bank, Great American Bank of De Soto to merge

Sept. 15, 2014

9/15/14 FIRST FINANCIAL BANCSHARES, INC. PRESS RELEASE FOR RELEASE 9/25/14 For additional information contact Vickie Knight VP Lawrence Bank 785-856-9411 BANK MERGER ANNOUNCED (LAWRENCE, KS) First Financial Bancshares of Lawrence, Kansas has announced that its two banks (Lawrence Bank, Lawrence, KS and Great American Bank, De Soto, KS) will merge effective September 30, 2014. Les Dreiling, President of both Lawrence ...

Kansas City, Kan., library gets new bookmobile

Sept. 15, 2014

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2014 Contact: Kim Woolery, Public Relations, Kansas City, Kansas Public Library Phone: 913-279-2106 Email: kwoolery@kckpl.org Get a first look at the new, state of the art KCKPL bookmobile KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Kansas City, Kansas Public Library is holding a ribbon cutting to celebrate the launch of its brand new bookmobile. The ...

First Baptist Church of North Kansas City hosts ‘Trunk or Treat’ family Halloween event

Sept. 15, 2014

“Trunk or Treat”, a safe, family event, will be held at First Baptist Church of North Kansas City, MO located at 2205 Iron Street on Halloween night, Friday, October 31, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. In the church parking lot, church members will be handing out candy from their decorated car trunks to the evening’s trick-or-treaters (12 years old ...

Kansas filmmaker to host screenings, Q&A on rural filmmaking

Sept. 14, 2014

LAWRENCE - A local filmmaker will host a pair of Western Kansas screenings and Q&A sessions to discuss making films in rural Kansas in September and October. Set in a dusty and desolate rural Kansas town, Somewhere Between Freedom and Protection, Kansas, the latest film from local filmmaker and current University of Kansas Film Major Patrick Clement, presents a host ...

KC brands take high tech Amtrak Acela-hybrid Porsche race northeast

Sept. 12, 2014

Who would win in a race: a car or a train? A debate started on social media has become an event that will feature high-tech, highly-connected online coverage. What started as a friendly wager became the first ever Road vs Rails. This social media enabled competition and showcased of the perks of each mode of transportation. Last year, Matt Staub, ...

Fort Leonard Wood sergeant named U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year

Sept. 12, 2014

A Fort Leonard Wood Soldier is the 2014 Drill Sergeant of the Year. Staff Sgt. Jonathan Miller, 787th Military Police Battalion, 14th Military Police Brigade, was declared the winner Sept. 11 at the Drill Sergeant, AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year event held at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Miller, who also took home the 1st Sgt. Tobias Meister Award for ...

Park University partners with Zona Rosa Barnes & Noble to support North Kansas City schools

Sept. 12, 2014

Park University’s School for Education and the Dorothy Harper Watson Literacy Center have partnered with Barnes & Noble at Zona Rosa Town Center for a book fair to support the North Kansas City (Mo.) School District on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will help fund the University’s River Read Children’s Literature Festival, scheduled for ...

Bike MS: KC kicks off tomorrow with 2,000 cyclists

Sept. 12, 2014

CONTACT: Hannah Hasselquist - Public Relations Specialist National MS Society, Mid America Chapter Cell – (913) 731-4029; hannah.hasselquist@nmss.org WHAT: The cities’s largest charity bike event, Bike MS: Kansas City, is once again bringing close to 2,000 cyclists to the Kansas City area. The ride is celebrating 31 years of raising money and awareness towards MS research. Road signs have been ...

World-Renowned Violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi to Open Park University’s International Center for Music 2014-15 Concert Season

Sept. 12, 2014

Park University’s International Center for Music will open its 2014-15 concert season series with an evening of chamber music by Franz Schubert featuring world-renowned violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. Called a “genuine talent and profoundly gifted” by The Vienna Express, Ashkenasi will perform Schubert’s “Rondo ...

Honored Athlete Invests in Others for Greater Return

Sept. 12, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kansas City, MO – On September 26, 2014, business leader, husband and father John Hungerford will be inducted into the Rockhurst High School Sports Hall of Fame during halftime of the Rockhurst v. Blue Springs high school football game. The Rockhurst High School “Sports Hall of Fame” honors alumni, coaches and friends who have had a major ...

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