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Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing – Bridge of Hope

Guests enjoyed a wonderful morning of games during Bridge of Hope on April 24th at Indian Hills Country Club. After playing Bridge, Scrabble, Gin, Bunko, Mah Jong, and Tripoly, guests were served a delicious lunch followed by an afternoon of shopping and a raffle. Proceeds supported Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing. Also […]

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Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary – Shopping With Your Heart

Members of The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary have begun preparing their annual catalog, “Shopping With Your Heart.” The women met recently to begin putting everything together for the catalog, which raises funds for The Salvation Army Children’s Shelter and supports its mission to care for children who have been removed from their homes. Also featured […]

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Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City – Lauren Conrad Meet and Greet

Lauren Conrad was the featured guest on April 10th at an event celebrating the Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City’s 20th Anniversary Year. Lauren greeted the excited guests and signed copies of her new book, The Fame Game.   Also featured in the May 26th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Laura Fitzgibbons Lauren Conrad, […]

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WIN for KC – Honorary Coaches Luncheon

WIN for KC hosted its annual Honorary Coaches Luncheon on March 7th.  Connie Cole, Sherry Forsee, Barbara Nelson, Jean McDonnell, Karen Daniel, Judy Deggendorf, Jan Kreamer, Vicki Graft, Rosie Biondo, Kay Barnes, Sherri Enright, Kathleen Kunkler, Marilyn Rinker, and Sarah Morris are this year’s honorary coaches. Proceeds from the Luncheon supported WIN for KC’s mission […]

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Kansas City Art Institute – Art as Magic

The dramatic outlines of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts provided a beautiful backdrop for the Kansas City Art Institute’s “Art as Magic: Be Transformed” Gala on April 14th at the Kansas City Convention Center. Guests watched had the chance to watch student performances and enjoyed a delicious dinner and cocktails. Brian D. Williams and […]

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Colonial Dames of America Chapter XIII – Annual Meeting and Spring Luncheon

The Colonial Dames of America Chapter XIII of Kansas City recently gathered at Indian Hills Country Club for its Annual Meeting and Spring Luncheon. Guests enjoyed a delicious lunch and installed the newly elected officers. Also featured in the May 12th issue of The Independent Francie Stoner, corresponding secretary; Sue Brownlee, recording secretary; Mary Frisch, president; […]

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Catholic Education Foundation – Patron’s Party

A special guest spoke at the Catholic Education Foundation’s Patron’s Party on May 2nd. Collins Tuohy, the sister of Michael Oher and whose family inspired The Blind Side, spoke to guests during the event at Indian Hills Country Club. Miss Sue, Michael Oher’s tutor was also there to speak. Also featured in the April 28th […]

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Isreali Travelers

A group of Israeli high school juniors recently paid a visit to Our Town. During their trip, the teens visited with students at Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy and Blue Valley North High School, as well as touring the Jewish Community Campus, Leawood’s Gezer Park and the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum. They also […]

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Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation

The Baptist-Trinity Lutheran Legacy Foundation announced that Teresa and Frank White will serve as spokesmen for Kansas City’s Medicine Cabinet. Frank, a Kansas City Royals Hall of Famer and T-Bones coach; and Teresa will help promote awareness for one of Our Town’s only resources for immediate, short-term medical assistance for low-income individuals who are uninsured […]

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