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Newly Appointed Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Concertmaster and Park University Student Radzynski to Perform Free Concert

Jan. 28, 2015

Parkville, Mo.—Jan. 28, 2015 — David Radzynski, a Park University International Center for Music graduate student and recently appointed concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, will perform a concert on Friday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m., in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. The performance is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Radzynski, ...

Community Listening Session (Fort Riley)

Jan. 27, 2015

FORT RILEY, Kansas – The future of Fort Riley is the topic of discussion at a U.S. Army Community Listening Session (Town Hall) Monday, Feb. 9, at 3:30 p.m. at the Geary County Convention Center in Junction City. The purpose of the session is to facilitate dialogue and exchange information—and capture the community’s perspective—on the fiscal impact of reducing Army ...

10 Nonprofit Organizations to Receive Funding from Local Giving Circle

Jan. 23, 2015

IMPACT KC PRESS RELEASE Contact: Dan Nelson dan_nelson555@yahoo.com 10 Nonprofit Organizations to Receive Funding from Local Giving Circle KANSAS CITY, MO (Jan. 23, 2015) – Impact KC announced today that all 10 of its finalist nonprofit applicants will receive full funding this year, in part, due to a generous donation made by a single member of its organization. “Our giving ...

TDB Communications Selected to Participate in Department of Homeland Security Mentor-Protégé Program

Jan. 23, 2015

Contact Info Christina 'Stina' Hergott Pink Moon Marketing stina@pinkmoonkc.com 816.974.8885 Lenexa, KS - TDB Communications is excited to announce a new partnership with MAXIMUS Federal Services under the Department of Homeland Security’s Mentor-Protégé Program. This partnership may open the door to new opportunities for TDB Communications, a local Kansas City-based, verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). The Mentor-Protégé program is ...


Jan. 22, 2015

Kansas City, MO – January 21, 2015 – Cosentry, the leading Midwest IT Solutions Provider, today announced the expansion of its Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) offering to meet the full range of Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO). The enhanced offering also combines Cosentry’s expert managed services, cloud solutions and multiple data centers to assume a customer’s IT ...

McDonalds and The Kansas City Chiefs Announce $250 Grant Awards with ‘Be The Change’ Play 60 Contest

Jan. 22, 2015

McDONALD'S AND THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS ANNOUNCE $250 GRANT AWARDS WITH ‘BE THE CHANGE’ PLAY 60 CONTEST Contest will recognize students, teachers and groups for creativity and hard work in promoting healthy lifestyles KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City area McDonald's restaurants have teamed up with the Kansas City Chiefs to recognize students, teachers and groups for their creativity and ...

50 Plus plans Pre-Oscars Party on Feb. 18 at Matt Ross Community Center

Jan. 21, 2015

Celebrate the upcoming 87th annual Academy Awards with a new special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The event is called the Pre-Oscars party and will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty, Overland Park. Participants will enjoy snacks and ...

Truman-related sites in Independence are destinations for 50 Plus day trip on Feb. 17

Jan. 21, 2015

Just in time for the week of President's Day, visit Harry S. Truman-related sites in Independence, Mo, during a day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Presidential Pride is the name of this trip. Participants will Trace the life of the 33rd U.S. President through photos, documents, and interactive exhibits, ...

50 Plus Bridge Tournament at Matt Ross Community Center on Feb. 16

Jan. 21, 2015

All duplicate bridge players are invited to a new bridge tournament being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in mid-February. This Bridge Tournament will take place at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, on Monday, Feb. 16. For players who play during the week in a friendly setting, ...

Valentine’s Day Dinner and Bingo event planned on Feb. 14 at RPCC

Jan. 21, 2015

For Valentine's Day this year, the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District is offering a Valentine's Day Dinner and Bingo event at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park on Saturday, Feb. 14. Now in its third year, Valentine's Day Dinner and Bingo gives participants the opportunity to avoid crowded restaurants and ...

Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Speaks Out

Jan. 19, 2015

Grandmothers Against Gun Violence is the program for the AAUW Kansas City Northland Branch meeting n Jan. 25 at 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the NKC Public Library, 2215 Howell Street in North Kansas City. Grandmothers Against Gun Violence (GAG) was founded in January, 2013 in response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut. ...

Rosedale Kansas Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Literacy

Jan. 16, 2015

Kansas City, Kan., January 19, 2015 – Thirty-two years ago our nation chose today to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. This week, classrooms across the Rosedale area of Kansas City, Kansas take up stories and conversations about that legacy in RISE—Reading Inspirational Stories to Empower. Volunteers and staff from the Rosedale Development Association will read stories about ...

Park University Selects EFL Associates to Lead Presidential Search

Jan. 14, 2015

Park University has retained EFL Associates Inc., an executive search firm based in Leawood, Kan., to conduct the search for the University’s next president. EFL Associates, which specializes in academic, business and nonprofit executive searches, founded its higher education specialty practice in 1999, and serves institutions ranging from small, privately-held college and faith-based universities, to large, world renowned schools. “We ...

Next Mad Science® Crazy School’s Out Science Fun program set for Feb. 12

Jan. 14, 2015

Youth can spend a non-school day in mid-February learning about a variety of science-related topics during a Mad Science® program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Machine Mania is the theme for this Mad Science® Crazy School's Out Science Fun program which is offered at the New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway, Near Gardner, when ...

Love in the Afternoon programs for 50 Plus to feature great music and cuisine on Feb. 6 & 10

Jan. 14, 2015

A lunch program featuring fine cuisine and exceptional music is being offered twice in early February 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 Friday, Feb. 6, at Lenexa Baptist Church, 15320 W. 87th St. Parkway, Lenexa, ...

VA Announces New Director of Kansas City VA Medical Center

Jan. 13, 2015

— The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathleen R. Fogarty as the new director of the Kansas City VA Medical Center. “We are excited to bring Ms. Fogarty on board as the new director of the Kansas City VA Medical Center,” said Dr. William Patterson, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 15) Director. “Her ...

Benedictine College to Feature Ferguson Panel for MLK Day

Jan. 12, 2015

ATCHISON, Kan. – Monday, January 19, marks the national observance of Martin Luther King Day and Benedictine College will observe the day with a special group of panelists close to the events that unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer. The group includes residents from the Ferguson area as well as regional and national leaders from the National Association for the ...

YCS Marketing Announces Bob Haefner as New President and CFO

Jan. 8, 2015

KANSAS CITY, MO. – Jan. 8, 2015 – YCS Marketing, a Kansas-City based marketing agency specializing in technology platforms and digital solutions, named Bob Haefner as its new President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Haefner brings more than 25 years of relevant industry experience to the agency. He has a considerable background in finance, marketing, funding, sales and operations on ...

Learn about upcoming travel destinations when JCPRD presents a 50 Plus Travel Show on Feb. 5

Jan. 8, 2015

Learn about domestic and international destinations for upcoming trips being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District during a Travel Show in early February. During this free three-hour event, participants will learn about the exciting trips, including day trips, regional trips, and extended travel opportunities, which JCPRD has to offer. Meet tour professionals ...

Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Feb. 4 & 18 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Jan. 8, 2015

Animal Tales Storytime sessions will continue during February 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 on Feb. 4 and 18. Animal Tales Storytime is for ages two to six. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This program will feature ...

Sunday Family Series continues on Feb. 1, 8, 15 & 22 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Jan. 8, 2015

Sunday afternoon nature programs continue in February at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. This annual series, which is presented each January and February, is called the Sunday Family Series. The programs begin at 2 p.m., last about 45 minutes, and are designed for all ages. A charge of $3 per person, payable ...

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