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Art Scene – Onnissia

Twenty-seven-year-old Onnissia (pronounced oh nee see yuh), born in South Central Los Angeles, became interested in art when she was seven years old. “I was told by everyone that I couldn’t make any money creating art,” she said. She attended high school near Palm Springs, California, where a teacher stoked her creative flame. Her mother, […]

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Symphony Ball – Stardust

On March 11th, members of the Symphony Ball Committee gathered at Kate Banks’ lovely home to celebrate the revealing of the plans for this year’s Symphony Ball, “Stardust.” Melanie Fenske is serving as the Ball chairman. The September 12th event will be held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Kate Banks, host; Lyn […]

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Grow It And They Will Come: Producing the Produce

Our Town is full of the most innovative, delicious, accessible, and inviting selection of produce and the means by which to achieve healthy sustenance. One need not dig very far beneath the surface to find that fresh, wholesome produce is really part of the culture of Kansas City. From cute herb pots on kitchen window […]

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Home Sweet Home

Residents of Our Town have been staying busy while they practice social distancing. Cheers to the simple things in life! Boy Scout Troop 393 Member Ben P. has been living out the Boy Scout oath by making more than 100 face covers for healthcare providers.   Emmett Langdon is our hero! She has made more […]

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Rockhurst University – Leadership Series Luncheon

March 5th was the date for the annual Rockhurst University Leadership Series Luncheon. The annual event was held at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Carly Fiorina, bestselling author, philanthropist, and former presidential candidate, was the keynote speaker. The University also recognized 50 years of becoming a co-educational institution by honoring female […]

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Sherwood Autism Center – Beat The Blues

Blue was the color of the evening at Sherwood Autism Center’s Beat The Blues party. The third annual event was held at The Abbott. Mandy and Ryan Gray served as the chairmen. Guests helped to raise $116,000 to support the mission of changing the world for a child or adult with autism. Chris and Julie […]

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The National World War I Museum and Memorial – Extraordinary Measures

As the well-known saying goes, “extraordinary times call for … extraordinary measures.” There is no debate regarding the challenges of the times we are living through now, in the 21st century. But, what remains to be seen is how we develop a path not only for survival, but for caring for each other. There is […]

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William Jewell College – Achievement Day Dinner and Celebration

William Jewell College’s 76th Annual Achievement Day Dinner and Celebration was held at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Coach Bill Snyder was the honorary chairman. The William Jewell Citation for Achievement was awarded to three former student athletes, Jill Nagel, Vernon Percy Howard, and Phil Youtsey. John Sherman was the guest […]

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Notre Dame de Sion School – Gala Auction: A Toast to Sion

The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center was the site for Notre Dame de Sion Schools’ Gala Auction: A Toast to Sion. John Houlehan was the honorary chairman of the March 7th event. Katherine Bontrager Houlehan and Joe Houlehan, Megan Houlehan Timmons and Nick Timmons, Mary Ann and Matt Knopke, and Jen Ferguson Clarkson and […]

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