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Mestizo – Star Opening

Food Network Star Aarón Sánchez introduced his newest restaurant, Mestizo, at its VIP Grand Opening on December 15th. Guests enjoyed the tortilla making station and the tequila bar, which boasted 40 different kinds of tequilas. Lisa Chism served as the event organizer. Also featured in the February 4th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Shotbee Jeff Alpert, Mayor Peggy […]

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Carriage Club – Songs of Beta

The Carriage Club was filled with song when new members, collegians and alumni of Beta Theta Pi gathered for a holiday brunch on December 3rd. Many songs were sung along with a performance from The University of Kansas new member class. Renowned industrialist Dick Muther and Air Force pilot Buddy Frye were named Beta Men […]

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St. Teresa’s Academy – Magic in the Air

St. Teresa’s Academy was the site for The Magic of Windmoor auction on November 19th. The fun-filled evening featured both live and silent auctions and a delicious dinner from Garozzo’s Ristorante.  Co-chairmen for the event were Christine and Doug Fielder, Cynthia and Pat McCarthy, Julie and Mike  McCann, Jill and Tom McGee, Holly and Don Beineman, and […]

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Colonial Dames of America – Holiday Luncheon and Gift Exchange

The Holiday Luncheon and Gift Exchange for the Chapter XIII Colonial Dames of America recently took place at Indian Hills Country Club. Guests enjoyed delicious fare and a fun afternoon of conversation. Also featured in the February 4th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Chapter XIII Colonial Dames of America Liz Crape, Fran Pattarini, chapter […]

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We’ll Take Manhattan The Shawnee Mission Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club took its 54th Annual New York Theatre Tour in October. The group stayed at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and enjoyed a tour of NBC and four Broadway shows. Other activities included sightseeing, shopping and fine dining. Nearly half of the members continued to venture […]

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Kids TLC – United for Kids

The 15th Annual United for Kids Gala was held on October 21st at the Overland Park Convention Center. Guests enjoyed a safari-themed evening to help benefit KidsTLC. Linda Rumsey was the chairman, and Christia and Dustin Colquitt and Jeanne and Larry Gates served as the honorary co-chairmen. Also featured in the January 21st issue of […]

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Christmas Candlelight

On December 9th and 10th, local reenactors portrayed the Wornall family and other 19th-century residents of Our Town during the annual Christmas Candlelight event. Proceeds supported the John Wornall House and the Alexander Majors House Museums. Also featured in the January 21st issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Emily Sloan Local reenactors portrayed the 18th century […]

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Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary – Annual Tea

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary held its annual Membership Tea on December 7th at the lovely home of Mary Tikwart. Guests enjoyed wonderful fare and great conversation and an inspiring message from Major Sharon Smith. Also featured in the January 21st issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Salvation Army Madeline Wrobley and Phyllis Dunn Cynthia […]

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Young Advisory Board for The Children’s Place – Suspenders & Stilettos

Music from Lost Wax filled the Hobbs Building on December 3rd as guests filed through the doors in suspenders, sparkly dresses and high heels at Suspenders & Stilettos. After dining on hors d’oeuvres and sipping a white cranberry cosmo (or two), guests hit the dance floor. The event, hosted by The Young Advisory Board for […]

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