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December 10, 2022 Issue

The Loop KC – Payton Thielmann

The Loop KC brings together similar yet unique minds to create genuine friendships and ignite the next generation of business leaders in Kansas City. Members of The Loop KC are required to give back to local non-profit organizations. Learn more about The Loop KC, here.  Payton Thielmann is a financial advisor with Prime Capital Investment […]

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Rachel’s Reads – December 2022

The year is winding down, the weather outside is becoming chillier, and I can’t wait to curl up by the fire with a great book. As in past Decembers, I am continuing the tradition started several years ago of sharing my top books of the year. I hope you will see one of your favorites […]

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Night Out With MOCSA – GLITTERATI Cocktail Party and Auction

November 5th was the date for the 18th annual Night Out With MOCSA – GLITTERATI Cocktail Party and Auction, which was held at The Midland Theatre. More than 350 guests enjoyed cocktails, delectable bites, shopping, and dancing. Denise Delcore and Matt Michaelis were the honorary chairs, and Tiffany Melton Meeks served as the event chair. […]

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Lyric Opera Circle’s 35th Lyric Opera Ball – Honorary Chairmen

Karla and Dr. Ivan Batlle are serving as the honorary chairs for the Lyric Opera Circle’s 35th Lyric Opera Ball. The Batlles have made their home in Our Town since leaving New Orleans, Louisiana, following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Karla is a member of the Lyric Opera Circle, and Ivan is a member of the […]

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Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy – Civic Service Award Celebration

Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy’s Civic Service Award Celebration will be held on January 22nd at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. Alan Edelman will be this year’s honoree. The honorary co-chairs are Merilyn Berenbom, Marcia Karbank, and Roshann Parris. Susie Azorsky and Mike Abrams are the event co-chairs, and Carl Puritz, school founder, and […]

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – St. Martin of Tours Mass and Reception

Supporters of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas’ Snow Ball gathered on November 4th for the St. Martin of Tours Mass and Reception. Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann officiated at the Church of the Ascension, and then Teresa and Dan Clune opened their lovely home to guests. The 49th Annual Snow Ball will be held on January […]

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VOICES OF CLARITY: Choral Foundation’s Spanish-language choir gains momentum

Innovation often happens when the right people are at the right place at the right time: and have come prepared. When Leilani Velasco Vaughn applied to join the William Baker Festival Singers, she mentioned in her application that she was fluent in Spanish, had studied vocal music, and had led choirs. During her audition with […]

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Kansas City Pet Project – Love Finds A Way

Loews Kansas City Hotel was the site for Love Finds A Way, Kansas City Pet Project’s gala fundraiser celebrating the organization’s first 10 years. The champion co-chairs were Lisa Epps and Tim Clark, Roshann Parris and Jeff Dobbs, Cathy and Steve Doyal, Jenny and Warren Erdman, Bonne and Cliff Illig, Angelea Busby and Jake Jacobson, […]

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Congratulations, Rachel & David!

Drs. Celeste Robb-Nicholson and Britain Nicholson of Newton, Massachusetts, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Walton Nicholson, to David Benjamin Royce Kemper, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan McBride Kemper of Kansas City, Missouri. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Donald Robb, and the […]

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Committee of 100 Luncheon

The 11th annual Committee of 100 Luncheon was held on September 20th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, with Bronson van Wyck as the featured speaker. Dr. Phyliss Bernstein and Susan Bernstein were the honorary co-chairs for the event, and Melanie Fenske and Heather Pluard served as the co-chairs. The festivities included coffee (and more!) […]

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Crib Note – Eliza Harrison McBride Black

Eliza Harrison McBride Black is the first child for Charlotte Kemper Black and Christopher Black. The enchanting little girl was born on June 15th. Eliza, a blue-eyed brunette, weighed eight pounds, two ounces, and was 20 and one-half inches long. Her doting grandparents are Nancy Lee and Jonathan Kemper and Susan and Stephen Black. Featured […]

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