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2016 Preservation Award Winners

March 27, 2017

On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2016 Historic Kansas City honored the recipients of the 2016 Preservation Awards. The reception and awards presentation were held at the Grand Hall at Power & Light, 1330 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO, from 5:30pm-7:30pm. About 250 people attended, including community groups, developers, project architects, project consultants, HKC members and members of the public. As in ...

Spring Emerges: Budbreak at Vox Vineyards

March 24, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE • MARCH 24, 2017 SPRING EMERGES BUDBREAK AT VOX VINEYARDS Vox Vineyards welcomes the press and members of the public to witness BUDBREAK at our vineyard just 30 minutes northwest of downtown Kansas City. What, you might ask, is budbreak? Quite simply budbreak is the emergence of new growth among the vines after many months of cold. ...

Park University to Host Discussion on Ebola and Lessons Learned from the Crisis

March 24, 2017

Park University and the University’s Faculty Center for Innovation will present a talk on “The Ebola Crisis: Lessons Learned from the Field,” on Thursday, April 6, starting at 3 p.m. in the McCoy Meetin’ House on the University’s Parkville Campus. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. The event will feature Dirk Dijkerman, Ph.D., former executive ...

Local Olathe Attorney at The Law Office of David S. Adams Celebrates 25 Years as KC Lawyer

March 23, 2017

The Law Office of David S. Adams officially celebrates 25 years serving the Kansas City metro as a local personal injury attorney and bankruptcy attorney. David Adams graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1991 and completed his Bar Admissions in 1991 as well. Shortly after, he started his official law practice at The Law Office of ...

For Immediate Release from Christ Lutheran Church regarding the Overland Park Fire

March 23, 2017

Thank you to our community for your overwhelming response to the recent tragic fire in our neighborhood. At this time, no more donations or contributions are needed. The faith family at Christ Lutheran Church is focused on getting all of the donations distributed to those in need from the fire. We are working with other agencies to expedite this process. ...

Asian Chamber’s 14th Annual Gala

March 23, 2017

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Sook Park, AACC Executive Director, 913-338-0774 March 23, 2017 The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City is hosting its 14th Annual Awards Gala. This year’s event will be held at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel located at 6100 College Boulevard, Overland Park, Kan. 66211 on Thursday, May 1, 2017 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The AACC ...

50 Plus Plans Nature Walk to visit Baker Wetlands in Lawrence on April 19

March 22, 2017

The Baker Wetlands in Lawrence, Kan., is the destination for a nature walk being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Located just south of Lawrence, the Baker Wetlands provides a unique place to learn about natural and cultural history. The wetlands encompass 927 acres of rich, natural wildlife, and is considered one ...

50 Plus Plans Adventure Walk to visit Nebraska’s Indian Cave State Park on April 15

March 22, 2017

Indian Cave State Park in southeastern Nebraska is the next Adventure Walk destination being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Winding along the Missouri River, and tucked into the rolling hills of south eastern Nebraska is Indian Cave State Park. Explore the limestone cave, accessible by boardwalk, and maybe spot a few ...

Pool Instead of School event planned for April 14 at Roeland Park Aquatic Center

March 22, 2017

A themed pool party is the perfect antidote for bored kids on a teacher in-service day, and that's the goal of a mid-April special event being planned at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center. This event is called Pool Instead of School and is meant to get kids moving instead of staring at electronic devices. "Spring Fling" is the theme for ...

Civil Air Patrol Conducts Communication Exercise

March 21, 2017

21 March 2017- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Civil Air Patrol Conducts Communication Exercise SALINA, Kan.- Members of the Kansas Wing, Civil Air Patrol are practicing how to respond to a disaster when services such as cellphone towers and electrical systems are down. Getting real time information into the hands of the response team is critical to saving lives and property. This ...

Leawood City Council approves first new development on 40 years

March 21, 2017

Kathy Koehler of the Koehler/Bortnick Team with Reece & Nichols Realtors announced today that last night the Leawood City Council voted to approve a plan for the first new housing development in the City of Leawood north of 95th St. in over 40 years. The new upscale development is at the site of the former Leawood Country Club located just ...

Benton House/Hunt Midwest announce Community Relations Director

March 21, 2017

BENTON HOUSE ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY RELATIONS DIRECTOR Benton House of Staley Hills Senior Living Community announces the addition of ShyAnne Forstner as Community Relations Director. ShyAnne brings a broad range of experience to this community, including assisting with the opening of several other Benton House locations in the area. ShyAnne has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and 20 years of experience ...

New Kansas City Location for Vintage Turntable & Stereo Opens in Blue Springs

March 21, 2017

Nicholas White 816-808-3500 nickobrienwhite@gmail.com Vintage Turntable & Stereo, previously located in Independence, MO is officially moved in to it's new location off of 40 Highway in Blue Springs, MO. They currently offer vintage stereo repair, turntable repair, record player repair, amp repair, and speaker repair for locals in the Kansas City metro area. They are also a partner company to ...

Louisburg woman has day in court after police tell her not to pray

March 21, 2017

On March 21, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit will hear oral arguments in a case filed by Ms. Mary Anne Sause. Police ordered Sause, a Catholic former nurse, to stop praying in her own home. In defending the police officers’ actions, the government argued that the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause only “protects an individual’s right ...

Park University Co-Hosting Negro Leagues Literature Event

March 20, 2017

Park University has teamed with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to host a “Baseball Book Notes Book Festival” on Saturday, April 1, at the NLBM, 1616 E. 18th Street in Kansas City, Mo. Entry to the event is included with paid admission to the Museum or free for NLBM members with membership card. The Festival is part of Park’s Year ...

Fisher Phillips Adds Associate to Kansas City Labor and Employment Law Practice

March 17, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 17, 2017) – Lauren M. Sobaski has joined the Kansas City office of national labor and employment law firm Fisher Phillips as an associate. Prior to joining Fisher Phillips, Sobaski was an attorney and human resource business partner with Paychex. There, she helped mitigate clients’ legal risks, drafted and edited investigation reports and provided customized training. ...

HKC’s Preservation Awards Finalists

March 17, 2017

Congratulations to our winners! We will be announcing the winners of each category at the ceremony; each finalist will either be awarded an Excellence, Honors, or Merit Award in their category. Adaptive Reuse: *Power & Light Apartments – NSPJ & North Point Development *King Louie West – McCown Gordon Construction & Johnson *County Roaster’s Block – O’Reillly Development *Gumbel Building ...

Blue Springs Harley-Davidson Now Under New Ownership

March 17, 2017

FOR IMMEDITE RELEASE: Contact: Nick Worth Managing Director Worth Motorsports Group C: (816) 225-6845 Email: Nick@worthkc.com BLUE SPRINGS HARLEY-DAVIDSON UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP Blue Springs, Missouri, 03/16/17 - We are excited to announce that Blue Springs Harley-Davidson is now Outlaw Harley-Davidson and under new ownership. Ray and Beverly Worth have decided to retire after almost 40 years in the Harley-Davidson business. ...

Kansas Activist Group Plans Statewide “Fire the Fool” Rally on April Fool’s Day

March 17, 2017

TOPEKA, KS, March 17 – A Kansas-based activist group called Kansas Indivisible (http://kansasindivisible.com/) has organized a state-wide rally during which participants will express their dis-satisfaction with President Donald Trump’s agenda, as well as with the actions of their elected members of Congress (MoCs). The “Fire the Fool” rally (http://fool.kansasindivisible.com/) is co-sponsored by Topeka’s Elem Technologies (http://www.elemtechnologies.com/). It is a sister ...

SERC Physical Therapy opens new clinic in the Waldo/ Brookside area

March 17, 2017

SERC Physical Therapy will now serve the citizens of Waldo and surrounding communities through physical therapy, work conditioning and sports medicine in its new clinic. The clinic will open Monday, March 20 at 2 E Gregory Blvd in suite 200. Matt Winkle, PT, DPT, will treat patients as the clinic director in the new Waldo/Brookside clinic. He completed his Doctorate ...

Local UMKC Student Running Own Buisness

March 17, 2017

A local UMKC student, Edgar Muniz, is running his own painting business for the next 6 months. He is an intern at college works painting, which allows him to learn and experience every aspect of a business from marketing, to hiring, to managing painters and so on. He is currently offering FREE estimates. He does exterior, interior, deck, fence, and ...

A Fun Evening of Art, Food and Music to Benefit Cottey College

March 16, 2017

Kansas City, MO – March 15, 2017 – Affinity Enterprise Group will hold the first annual Art Auction Benefiting Cottey College on Thursday, May 4 from 5:30 – 8:30pm at CBIZ on the Country Club Plaza, 700 W 47th Street, #1100. The silent and live auctions will include beautiful pieces by renowned Kansas City-based artists Mike Savage, Mark Mohr, and ...

Soup, Salad, and the Strolling Strings event set at Matt Ross Community Center on April 13

March 16, 2017

Come enjoy a delicious lunch of soup, salad, bread, and dessert during a special event being planned in mid-April by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Now in its third year, this event is called Soup, Salad, and the Strolling Strings and will take place beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 13, at ...

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