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rye on The Plaza

Husband and wife co-owners and Chefs Megan and Colby Garrelts of Bluestem fame will be opening a second location of their hit restaurant, rye, on the Country Club Plaza on November 24th. Joy and Jeff Stehney of Joe’s Kansas City BBQ are helping launch this second location. The 7,000 square foot restaurant will have a […]

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National World War I Museum and Memorial – Night at the Tower

More than 400 guests enjoyed the National World War I Museum and Memorial’s third annual Night at the Tower on September 16th. Jeanette and Kevin Prenger were the chairmen, and members of the Hall family served as the honorary chairmen. Partygoers were treated to eclectic food and beverages, an exclusive auction and an all new […]

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Powell Gardens – Under a Harvest Moon: A Farm-to-Table Dinner

The ninth annual Under a Harvest Moon: A Farm-to-Table Dinner was held at Powell Gardens on September 24th. Debbie and Eric Tschanz served as honorary chairmen, and Beth Bader and Kurt Becker were the chairmen. More than 130 guests attended, and the evening began with cocktails in the Heartland Harvest Garden. Chef Vaughn Good of […]

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2017 Class of Rising Stars – Jake Jacobson

  Jake Jacobson is the director of public relations at Children’s Mercy. According to Rachel Hodgson, Great Plains SPCA; he has accomplished more than many non-profit public relations professionals in their entire careers and continues to reset the bar higher and higher. “Jake is able to tap into skills and experience from a diverse background […]

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Lyric Opera Circle – Lyric Opera Ball Kick-off Party

Hallbrook Country Club was the lovely setting for the Lyric Opera Circle’s Lyric Opera Ball Kick-off Party, “Apéritifs and Arias,” on September 21st. Ball Chairman Monica Mitchell-Werp and Paul Werp and Sharon and Lou Smith were the hosts. Guests enjoyed entertainment from the Lyric Opera Resident Artists: Lauren Auge, Marlen Nahhas, Tim Murray, and pianist […]

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Catholic Charities Foundation of NE KS – Snow Ball

Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas’ 44th Annual Snow Ball  will be held on January 20th at the Overland Park Convention Center. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, formal dinner and dancing into the night. Susan and Mike Gangel are the honorary presidents, and Maureen and Mike Bukaty are serving as the presidents of the […]

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Prelude 2017 – Benefactors’ Party

The beautiful home of Laura Robinson was the perfect setting for a Benefactors’ Party for Prelude 2017, a benefit for the Harriman-Jewell Series. Guests enjoyed a night of celebration, complete with stunning views of the West Bottoms and a September sunset. Dr. Loretta Britton, Robert True, Harriman Council chairman; and Prudence True   Ed Milbank […]

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