×
Subscribe

Subscribe Today

Save almost 50% off the newsstand price!

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.

Congratulations, Shannon & Tom!

Dr. Annie Yiu-Chu Law of Atlanta, Georgia, and Mr. and Mrs. Philip King Huen Ma of Hong Kong are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Chi-Yan Ma, to Thomas Coleman Hoffecker, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shawn Hoffecker III of Alexandria, Virginia. Shannon is a graduate of The Walker School in Marietta, Georgia. She earned a bachelor of science degree in public health from The George Washington University. Shannon is an account manager with Brazen Technologies in Arlington, Virginia. 

Tom is a grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Coleman Branton. He is a graduate of St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Delaware, and was a Jewel Ball floor committee member in 2006. Tom received a bachelor of arts degree in foreign affairs and Chinese from the University of Virginia and is a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He is completing his final year in the Master of Science in Foreign Service program at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Theirs will be a June 2nd wedding at Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Virginia.    

Also featured in the February 3, 2018 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: David Riffel

Features

Crib Note – Everett Woods Langdon

A bouncing baby boy named Everett Woods Langdon was born on August 17th in Our Town to Laura and Jesse Langdon. The blue-eyed, brown-haired boy weighed eight pounds, five ounces,…

Vacation Vignette – David

“Westward Ho!” was the motto, when Chelan David and his daughters, Neah and Kylie, set out on their travels. They visited Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. One highlight of…

Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Nichols!

Kathryn Hannah Stanton and Stephen Evans Nichols were united in matrimony at Old Mission United Methodist Church in Fairway, Kansas, on October 6th. The bride is the daughter of Mr.…

Congratulations, Meg & Will!

Mr. Richard Scott Shackelford of Leawood, Kansas, is pleased to announce the engagement of his daughter, Margaret Frances Shackelford, to William Andrew Verret, the son of Mr. and Mrs. David…