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26 Issues

In addition to receiving 26 issues of The Independent Kansas City’s Journal of Society, your subscription will include our annual publication, the Charitable Events Calendar and a subscription to our e-newsletter, The Insider. Questions about your current subscription? Contact Laura Gabriel at 816-471-2800.

The Symphony Ball – Benefactors’ Party

The Symphony Ball Benefactors’ Party was held on September 6th at the beautiful home of Anita and Gary Robb. Guests enjoyed a delicious cocktail buffet and music from the Kansas City Symphony. The Symphony League’s Symphony Ball, “An Evening in Vienna,” was held on September 9th. Anne and Howard Elsberry were the Ball honorary chairmen, […]

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Lyric Opera Circle – Fall Luncheon

September 6th was the date for the Lyric Opera Circle’s Fall Luncheon at The Carriage Club. President Kimberlee Ried welcomed members, and Monica Mitchell-Werp, Ball chairman; introduced Carol and Humbert Tinsman, who are serving as honorary chairmen of the 60th Anniversary Lyric Opera Ball. The April 14th event will be held at the Sheraton Kansas […]

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Kansas City Young Matrons – Reassembly Day Tea

A lovely brunch and the annual business meeting were on the agenda for the members of the Kansas City Young Matrons at their Reassembly Day Tea on September 11th. This is the 101st year for “service to our community and loyalty to our club.” Diana Cusser is serving as the president. Maureen Lillard, Debbie Papa, […]

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Crib Note – Emerson Fate Sansale

A pink bundle of joy named Emerson Fate Sansale was born on July 21st. The adorable baby girl is the daughter of Melissa and Casey Sansale of Fairway. Emmy joins her big sister, Sloane Harper, who is two and one half years old. She weighed seven pounds, five ounces and was 20 and one half […]

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The Children’s Place – Beach Volleyball Tournament

The Young Advisory Board of The Children’s Place hosted its Beach Volleyball Tournament on September 10th at Volleyball Beach in Martin City. Players enjoyed a fun and friendly competition. Proceeds support the youngest survivors of abuse, neglect and trauma. (Front row) Krista Greenlee, Jeanne Maberry, Patrick Mitchell, and Joan Petrick-Giglio (back row) Kelli Galbrecht, Cam […]

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Cheers To Volunteers! – Leo Handzlik

If your to-do list includes coordinating the set-up, the volunteers and the electricity for a big event, in addition to managing the behind-the-scenes operations, that makes you head of logistics. If you’re doing all that for Stems: A Garden Soirée at The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, you’re Leo Handzlik. If you’re Leo, your […]

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Spotlight On Centurions – Lydia Allen

Lydia Allen spent seven years in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she studied at Butler University and worked for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Four years ago, she moved back to Kansas City. Lydia is the Manager of Individual and Leadership Gifts at ArtsKC. She is a member of Centurions, class of 2018. Her current Centurions activities include serving […]

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