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  • Delights Of Decades Past

    Electric Park

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  • The Dish With Ann

    Billie’s Grocery

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  • The Folly Theater

    Eat, Drink, & Be Jolly for the Folly Picnic Fundraiser

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  • Art Scene

    Cara Spencer

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  • The Stuff Of Which Dreams Are Made

    Travis Kelce

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  • Toast To Olde Tymes

    Logan Clendening

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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City

    Legacy Invitational

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  • Homegrown - Galleries On The Grid: Investing in Local Fine Art

    By Kelsey Potts

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  • A Few Of My Favorite Things

    By Heather N. Paxton

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  • The Dish With Ann

    Thelma's Kitchen

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  • Graffiti Attic Union Station

    By Anne Potter Russ

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Recent Features

The American Royal – 2020 Junior Premium Livestock Auction The American Royal Complex was the site for the 2020 American Royal Junior Premium Livestock Auction. The event was held on October 17th and also included a virtual option. There… Read More
Crib Note – Mayve Amelia Kemp Mayve Amelia Kemp will celebrate all of her birthdays on August 11th from here forward! The beautiful baby girl is the daughter of Eryn Bates Kemp and Steven Kemp of… Read More
2020 Class of Rising Stars Jason Wright Jason Wright is vice president of JE Dunn Construction Company. Recently, he and his colleagues at JE Dunn built a deck for Friends of JCDS (Johnson County Developmental Supports). “Helping… Read More
LIFE AFTER GEORGE: Former New York City Ballet dancer finds niche right here in her home town At first it appeared that a young ballerina’s worst nightmare was coming true. Three years into a brilliant career at New York City Ballet, Taryn (Wolfe) Mejia had developed a… Read More
Art Scene – Wolfe Brack
Wolfe Brack is a Kansas City native and graduated from Lincoln Prep High School. He attended Rockhurst University and the Kansas City Art Institute. His father is a professional woodworker and draftsman, and his mother retired as director of the…
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Delights Of Decades Past – Electric Park
A 1937 ad for Stine & McClure (yes, the undertakers – nostalgia sells) perhaps said it best:  “No one who ever rode on the ‘loop-the-loop’ will ever forget the glamour of old Electric Park at Guinotte and Agnes Avenues. Built…
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Rachel’s Reads – November 2020
As Halloween and Daylight Savings have passed, I find myself looking forward to the quiet slowdown before things usually ramp up for the holidays, even though this year they may look markedly different. I enjoy taking in the chillingly cold…
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Girls on the Run Serving Greater Kansas City – Golf for Girls
Girls on the Run Serving Greater Kansas City hosted its Golf for Girls tournament at Creekmoor Golf Club. The third annual event was held on October 19th. The event raised more than $50,000 to help more girls participate in the…
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Philanthropy MATTERS
To learn more about becoming a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Kansas City Chapter, please visit afpkc.org. The Independent is proud to be the exclusive media partner of AFPKC. Erika Brant is divisional events and corporate engagement manager for…
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