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September 3, 2022 Issue

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. Andrew Garton is the assistant director of philanthropic giving at Children’s Mercy Kansas City. He leads a team of philanthropic advisors at Children’s Mercy, where […]

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FACETS OF AMERICA: The Rep’s new associate artistic director aims to bring theater to all Kansas Citians

Nelson T. Eusebio III’s distinguished career in theater began almost by accident. He was 15 and followed some girls into a room where auditions were about to take place, even though he had never acted before and had not prepared a thing. “I asked them what they were doing there, and they said we’re auditioning […]

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Rachel’s Reads – September 2022

“Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.” – Voltaire Literary censorship is something that has existed throughout time. Books have been banned and burned for a plethora of reasons including language, morality, challenging a leader, and violence. Ultimately, it is about control. In Ancient China, 460 Confucian scholars were […]

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Night Out with MOCSA Cocktail Party and Auction

November 5th is the date for Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault’s (MOCSA’s) Night Out with MOCSA Cocktail Party and Auction. The 18th annual event will be held at The Midland Theatre. The glamorous evening will feature a “Glitterati” theme. Partygoers will enjoy cocktails, delicious fare, silent and live auctions, and entertainment. Denise Delcore and […]

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Congratulations, Hannah & Bobby!

Dr. and Mrs. Richard Charles Arnspiger II of Fairway, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Margaret Arnspiger, to Robert Eugene Freeman, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jarrel Freeman of Mission Hills, Kansas. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. John Matthews of Kansas City, Kansas, and the late […]

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Crib Note – Isabelle Madeline LaVita

A pink bundle of joy named Isabelle Madeline LaVita arrived on June 1st. Her proud parents are Lauren Cimpl and Anthony LaVita of Fairway, Kansas. This darling little girl weighed seven pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Isabelle’s grandparents are Laura Foley and David Cimpl, Mike LaVita, and the late Carol LaVita. The […]

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Awesome Ambitions – 25th Anniversary Celebration

Awesome Ambitions’ 25th Anniversary Celebration was held on July 21st at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the Gem Theatre. Debby Ballard and Tammy Edwards served as co-chairs of the beautiful affair, and Lisa Ginter and India Boulton were the honorary co-chairs. The event celebrated 25 years of providing mentorship and sustainable services to girls […]

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Kansas City Pet Project – 10th Anniversary Gala / Love Finds A Way

Kansas City Pet Project will host its 10th Anniversary Gala / Love Finds A Way at Loews Kansas City Hotel on September 30th. 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, Christine and Sandy Kemper, CiCi […]

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2022 Summer Celebrations

The residents of Our Town love the summer months, and The Independent delights in sharing your special moments.                                          

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