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Kansas City Zoo – Jazzoo

Jazzoo, a benefit for the Kansas City Zoo, was on June 2nd. The co-chairmen were Hayley Hanson, Todd McGuire, and Maurice Watson. Guests enjoyed strolling the grounds and sampling tasty treats from more than 50 restaurants and caterers. The festivities included live bands, dueling pianos, DJs, dancers, and aerial performers.            […]

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Jewish Family Services – Birthday Bash

Jewish Family Services’ Birthday Bash celebrated the organization’s 120th anniversary with festivities that included family-friendly activities, hands-on service projects, and a birthday-themed food drive, in addition to a birthday party. The icing on the cake? An interactive performance with Lisa Loeb, the Grammy Award winner! Jenny Isenberg served as the chair. JFS provides essential services […]

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Jewel Ball: Fais Do-Do – Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez

Fais Do-Do – Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez was the theme for a Jewel Ball party at the Alexander Majors Barn on June 10th. Hosts for the event were Katherine Hamilton, Abby Himmelstein, Calin Lane, Mary Lauren Mason, Annalie Polen, Caroline Thrun, Lauren Tinsman, John Benson, Henry Fountain, Jack Miceli, and Tommy Moreland. Guests enjoyed […]

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Jackson County CASA – 18th annual Carnival for CASA

Jackson County CASA’s 18th annual Carnival for CASA was held recently at Faulkner’s Ranch. Among the guests were more than 200 children who have participated in CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and their caregivers. The fun included lunch, the Jumbo Jumper, the ZipLine, and the cornhole cannon. There was quite a variety of animals in […]

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BOTAR – 2023 Night at the Royal

The annual BOTAR Night at the Royal was celebrated in Cinco de Mayo style this year! The May 5th event was held at The American Royal. The festivities included a ProRodeo, in addition to crafts, dinner, and beverages to delight all involved.   Featured in the August 5, 2023 issue of The Independent.  Photo credit: […]

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The 2023 Jewel Ball

Anne Potter Russ (Mrs. Norbert Russ) was the chairman for The Jewel Ball, a benefit for The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kansas City Symphony. The event was held on June 17th at the Museum. Joan Knight Marsh (Mrs. Alan Reid Marsh) was the honorary chairman, and Holly Barnes Milledge (Mrs. Droste DeForest Milledge, […]

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KidsTLC – 2023 Open

Shadow Glen Golf Course was the site for the KidsTLC Open on June 5th. Games and refreshments, including a champagne wall and wine slushies, were part of the festivities. This year’s winners, Zach Myers, Ron Shaver, and Rob Heise, received green jackets and a trophy. John Holt, Dennis Kadel, Andy McDonald, and Michael Lauf won […]

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Truman Library Institute – 24th annual Wild About Harry

Truman Library Institute’s 24th annual Wild About Harry was held on April 20th. More than 1,000 guests gathered in-person and live streamed the event. Leigh and Tyler Nottberg were the event chairs, and Ursula Terrasi and Jim Miller served as the honorary chairs. Featured guests of the evening were Keynote Speaker Doris Kearns Goodwin, author […]

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Kansas City Rose Society – Rose Day

The first weekend in June was a busy time at the Laura Conyers Smith Municipal Rose Garden at Jacob L. Loose Park! On June 4th, the Kansas City Rose Society hosted its annual Rose Day. Taylor Smith was the event chair. Guests at the free event enjoyed performances by Bach Aria Soloists and Heart of  […]

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Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy – Leading with Love

Love was in the air for nearly 500 guests who gathered to celebrate the inaugural fundraiser, Leading with Love, to support the Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy. The June 15th event was held at Loews Kansas City Hotel and featured remarks from Ann Tisch, founder of the young women’s leadership network schools; Christine Kemper, founder […]

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The Jewel Ball – 2023 Gentlemen’s Serenade

Mission Hills Country Club was the site for The Jewel Ball Gentlemen’s Serenade. The lovely event was held on June 4th, much to the delight of the Gents’ mothers and grandmothers and special guests. With sweet introductions and some well-performed songs, the day was a hit, thanks to Serenade Chairman Dan Bolen and Serenade Co-chairman […]

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City – Legacy Invitational Golf Tournament

Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City recently held its much-anticipated Legacy Invitational Golf Tournament. With a gift salon, chair massages, a gourmet breakfast, a cigar emporium, on-course challenges, lunch, and much more, this was a successful and very fun way to support BBBSKC.          Featured in the July 22, 2023 issue of […]

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Kansas City Ballet – Executive Director Jeffrey Bentley Celebration

The 25-year tenure of Kansas City Ballet Executive Director Jeffrey Bentley was celebrated in style on May 22nd. The Kansas City Ballet hosted a soiree in his honor at the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity. Board President CiCi Rojas congratulated Jeffrey and presented a special tribute video highlighting his noteworthy career. Board Chairman […]

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Alphapointe – C&C Group Alphapointe Pro-Am

The Country Club at Loch Lloyd was the site for Alphapointe’s annual C&C Group Alphapointe Pro-Am tournament on June 5th. More than 160 golfers enjoyed the challenging course, an auction, bites, and beverages. Proceeds support youth experiencing vision loss to access, with confidence, a variety of programs, including two summer camps, art programs, and culinary […]

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Folly Theater – Eat, Drink, and Be Jolly for the Folly

Brian Williams opened the garden of his lovely home for the ninth annual Eat, Drink, and Be Jolly for the Folly. The Ben Tervort Trio was on hand to play jazz. Picnic baskets featuring fried chicken were a hit with the guests. Proceeds are designated to go to the Folly Theater’s general operations fund, which […]

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LOVE To See The Sights

        Featured in the July 8, 2023 issue of The Independent. 

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LOVE You To The Moon And Back

                                Featured in the July 8, 2023 issue of The Independent.     

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Love Knows No Bounds 

Love is in the air, and wedding season is upon us! The anticipation of tying the knot and celebrating a lifetime of happiness can be exhilarating. However, for many LGBTQ+ couples, the journey to finding inclusive wedding vendors can turn what should be a joyous occasion into a daunting task. In a world where inclusivity […]

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LOVE A Cake Walk – Tie The Knot 2023

Katherine and Scott Barnow • December 31, 2022 Dolce Bakery created a traditional wedding cake for Katie and Scott. The beautiful cake was vanilla with vanilla buttercream. The florals were from Good Earth Floral. Photo Credit: Melissa and Beth Photography Kathryn and Jason Blake • April 15, 2023 Kathryn and Jason had a delicious lemon cake with lemon mousse […]

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Unveiling Timeless Beauty: Bridal Gown and Makeup Trends for the 2023 Wedding Season

Wedding season is upon us, with brides-to-be eagerly seeking inspiration and the latest styles to create their perfect wedding day look. When it comes to the hottest styles in the world of bridal gowns and makeup, one need not look further than Kansas City’s wedding industry professionals. Nataliya Meyer, the designer behind Lucia’s Sarto Custom […]

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Life Unlimited – Hats Off to Mothers

May 11th was the date for Hats Off to Mothers, a benefit for Life Unlimited, which was held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. The event recognizes mothers who have demonstrated the remarkable ability to balance family life, personal achievement, and service to our community. Lisa Block, Stephanie Freeman, Sandra Lawrence, Laura Perin, Anita Robb, […]

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