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Kansas City Ballet – Sugar Plum Fairy Luncheon

The 16th Annual Sugar Plum Fairy Luncheon was held on December 11th at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.  The festivities featured the Kansas City Youth Ballet performing excerpts from The Nutcracker, and holiday carols sung by the St. James Academy Honors Choir.  Guests enjoyed watching the magicians perform, taking photos with the Sugar Plum Fairy […]

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Mission Valley Hunt – Mission Valley Hunt Ball

Mission Valley Hunt committee members are well underway planning for their Annual Hunt Ball on February 5th.  A Patrons’ Party will be held on February 4th at the lovely home of Kelly Cole and Charles Shrout, and will be co-hosted by Julie and Mike Honsinger.  Members will round up their horses and hounds for a […]

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Swirk Jewelry – One Hundred Sparkling Years

Third-generation Swirk Jewelry owners Tracy and Brian Swirk opened the doors of their Plaza store on December 10th to greet friends and customers and celebrate the business’ 100th anniversary.  Brian’s grandfather, Ben Swirk; opened a jewelry store downtown a century ago.  Ben’s son, Joe Swirk; moved the store to the Country Club Plaza in 1965, where it […]

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Ozanam – Hollywood Holiday Gala

Ozanam‘s 27th annual Hollywood Holiday Gala was held on December 2nd at The Westin Crown Center Hotel.  Guests enjoyed cocktails, silent and live auctions, a delicious dinner, and entertainment by the boys and girls at Ozanam.  Katherine Bontrager Houlehan and Joseph Houlehan served as chairmen.  Proceeds from the evening benefited scholarships and services for the boys and girls […]

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Lyric Opera Circle – Holiday Luncheon

Members of the Lyric Opera Circle gathered for the Holiday Luncheon on December 1st at Webster House.  Everyone eagerly anticipates the Lyric Opera Ball, which will take place on April 2nd at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center Hotel. Also featured in the January 8th issue of The Independent Magazine Rhea Winslow, Suzanne Shank, 2011 Ball co-chairman; Tricia Scott, president; and […]

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Newhouse House Party – Puttin’ on the Ritz

Newhouse House Party was held on November 20th at the Ritz Charles.  The theme was “Puttin’ on the Ritz” and all funds raised at the event will benefit the women and children served by the shelter.  Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, live music and silent and live auctions.  One lucky live auction winner will receive a custom-made […]

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Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties – Mother’s Tea

The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties held its annual Mother’s Tea on September 19th as the official kick-off for the 2010 Community Ball and Cotillion.  The event recognized the mothers of the 60 high school seniors that have been honored with an invitation to participate in the event.  The Mother’s Tea was hosted at the lovely home of Renee […]

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Amy Barickman – Enchanted Makeovers

Amy Barickman‘s new book Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion & Fun launched on September 2nd with an event at the Kansas City Public Library and a reception at the Simpson House.  A percentage of book sales that evening benefited Enchanted Makeovers, an organization that transforms shelters for women and children into places of […]

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Helzberg Collections – Grand Opening

Helzberg Collections™ celebrated the grand opening of its flagship store on the Country Club Plaza on October 7th.  Many guests joined in for the unveiling of the dramatic new store setting and to meet Olympic gold medalist, Dorothy Hamill, as she debuted her exclusive Love, Help and Hope Collection™.  Proceeds from the event benefited Susan G. Komen® for […]

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