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Recent Features

KVC – Gala The night was Havana hot for KVC’s Gala on November 8th at The Abbott. Beth and Patrick Whalen served as the chairmen. Proceeds benefited KVC, which helps children and families… Read More
Congratulations, Alissa & Noah! Alissa Kay Pollack and Noah Benjamin Eisemann were united in matrimony on June 30th at Larkspur at Vail in Colorado. The bride is the daughter of Amy and Hal Pollack… Read More
Spotlight on Centurions – Nancy Curran Nancy Curran earned a bachelor of arts degree in supply chain management from Michigan State University. Her title at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City is senior strategic… Read More
WEB OF TRADITIONS: Guitarist formed local group to explore a myriad of styles Career and family: It is possible to have both, but it takes work. Guitarist Beau Bledsoe is a peripatetic soul by nature, and over the years he has explored the… Read More
Toast To Olde Tymes – Clare Jaynes
In 1942, Random House published Instruct My Sorrows, a first novel with a distinctly unusual author’s bio: “Clare Jaynes was born some thirty years ago in Kansas City and again the following year in Chicago. She attended Vassar for one…
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Reaching Out From Within – Courage to Change: Rethinking Human Dignity
SuEllen Fried was the chairman for Reaching Out From Within’s Courage to Change: Rethinking Human Dignity. The October 7th event was held at the Overland Park Sheraton. Axel Briemle, an expert in humane practices in incarceration who is currently working…
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BOTAR – Formal at BOTAR High
October 4th was the date for the Formal at BOTAR High. BOTARS and escorts gathered at Brookside Gardens for the festive evening of dinner and dancing. Hannah Arnspiger, Chloie Costello, Gracie Guignon, Maddie Hise, Elizabeth Horner, Lauren Hunter, Madelyn Kretsinger,…
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Sheffield Place – Off The Wall
Off The Wall, an evening of dinner, drinks, and local art, was held on October 12th at The LEX at Municipal Auditorium. Peter Sunderman and Curt Thomas were the honorary chairmen. Proceeds support Sheffield Place, which serves more than 130…
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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – The Gathering
Courtney O’Farrell’s home was the lovely setting for The Gathering on October 1st. This marks the seventh year that the event has been held to support the New Roots for Refugees program, a ministry of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas.…
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