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Under a Harvest Moon – A Farm-to-Table Dinner

On September 30th, guests gathered in Powell Gardens for the sold-out fourth annual Under a Harvest Moon. Chef Ted Habiger of Room 39 created a gourmet farm-to-table dinner from the Heartland Harvest Garden’s bounty. Guests enjoyed a gourmet dinner, hand-selected wine pairings by Amigoni Urban Winery and dining in the open-air Missouri Barn. JoAnn Stultz and […]

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St. Teresa’s Academy Auction – Swinging on a Star

St. Teresa’s Academy Auction, “Swinging on a Star,”  is set for November 17th at the school and will feature catering from Garozzo’s Ristorante and fantastic items for bid. Julie and Mike McCann, co-chairmen; recently hosted an evening of delicious food and cocktails for friends and alumnae as they prepared for the auction. Christine and Doug Fielder, […]

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Harriman-Jewell Series – Benefactors’ Party for Prelude

The beautiful home of Anita and Gary Robb was the setting for a Benefactors’ Party for Prelude: A Celebration of the 48th Season of the Harriman-Jewell Series. Excitement was in the air for the Prelude event which was held at Indian Hills Country Club on September 24th. Linda and Dr. Burnell Landers were the honorary chairmen, and Gretchen Jacobson […]

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Kathy & Charlie Koehler Charity Golf Classic and Auction

The Third Annual Kathy & Charlie Koehler Charity Golf Classic and Auction was held recently at Loch Lloyd Country Club. Proceeds for this great event benefited United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Kansas City and its mission to touch the lives of people with any disability so they can enjoy life to its fullest. Kathy Koehler served […]

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2012 Community Ball and Cotillion – The Mothers’ Tea

The Mothers’ Tea for the 2012 Community Ball and Cotillion of the Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties was held on September 16th at the elegant home of Kay Lloyd. Guests enjoyed delicious tea and desserts and Kay’s daughter, Nora Lloyd, modeled the gown that will be worn by the young ladies. Janie Foltz is […]

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The Kansas City Art Institute – Art and Design Auction

The Kansas City Art Institute held a kick-off reception on October 2nd for its 2013 Art and Design Auction in Vanderslice Hall. The big event is set for June 1st on the KCAI campus and will feature selected work from KCAI alumni and faculty in the live and silent auctions. The biennial auction supports student scholarships at […]

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YMCA – Cheers for Challenger

The sixth annual Cheers for Challenger wine tasting and auction was held September 16th at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Local sports celebrities, including Royals pitcher Bruce Chen and former Chief’s quarterback Trent Green attended to show their support. Jenny Burkhead served as chairman. Proceeds benefited the YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s Challenger program that gives kids […]

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Waddell & Reed – Traveling World War I Exhibition

To celebrate the company’s 75th anniversary, Waddell & Reed created the Traveling World War I Exhibition. On August 24th, Waddell & Reed rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange, as well as completed their final stop of an educational tour that traveled to 75 cities in nearly every state. The traveling exhibit […]

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63rd Annual BOTAR Ball

The BOTARs, escorts and royal escorts recently gathered with their families at the American Royal to celebrate the upcoming Ball which will be held on October 20th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Guests enjoyed a Mexican buffet and the Quarter Horse Show. Kim Manka Mann and Lora Garrison were the co-chairmen.  Also […]

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Renovation Sensation Homes Tour – Patrons’ Party

Drs. Leah and Louis Ridgway opened their beautiful home on September 11th for the Patrons’ Party for the eighth annual Renovation Sensation Homes Tour. The Tour benefits Shawnee Mission East’s SHARE program, the largest student-led community service organization in the country. Also featured in the October 13th issue of The Independent SME students Grace DeGoler, Addie […]

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Second annual KC Dance Day

The second annual KC Dance Day was special for dance fans of all ages. The Kansas City Ballet’s Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity was the site for the August 25th event. Guests enjoyed free dance performances, classes, demonstrations, delicious food, and special prize drawings.  Also featured in the October 13th issue of The Independent Photo […]

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Truman Medical Center Lakewood – 7th annual Evening Under the Stars

The 7th annual Evening Under the Stars was presented by Truman Medical Center Lakewood, to help raise funds to purchase a mobile dental coach to help expand the Independence School District-based dental program. The evening included hot music by the island rock group, Soca Jukebox, and delicious fare by Plaza Catering. Brenda Shields and Nancy Lewis served […]

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BOTAR – Meet & Greet

The families of this year’s BOTAR class recently met at the home of Debbie Kimball for a meet & greet cocktail party. The BOTAR Ball will be held on October 20th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Debbie Kimball and Susan Scott served as the co-chairmen. Also featured in the September 29th issue […]

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Women’s Foundation – 13th Annual Golf Classic

The 13th Annual Golf Classic, hosted by The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City, was held at Oakwood Country Club on August 27th. Sandy Schermerhorn was the honorary chairman. The evening prior, friends of the Foundation and donors enjoyed the Tee-Off Party at the Holland House, where guests enjoyed a tour of the house, silent auction and […]

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Kansas City Ballet Guild – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

The Kansas City Ballet Guild’s new members were treated to a private Breakfast at Tiffany’s event on August 29th at Tiffany & Co. on the Country Club Plaza. Guild President Melinda Petet, of Tiffany & Co., hosted the stunning affair. Also featured in the September 15th issue of The Independent Karen Jordan, Marge Schlosberg and Kathy Nordhus […]

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Women’s Employment Network – 2012 Reach for the STARS Campaign

Congratulations to the Women’s Employment Network (WEN) and the great success of the 2012 Reach for the STARS Campaign. Guests celebrated on July 26th in the Grand Hall at Kansas City Southern. Also featured in the September 1st issue of The Independent Photo Credit: J. Robert Schraeder Shannon Swift and Cheryl Smith Sherry Turner and Kelly Murphy […]

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The Kansas City Club – Sporting Clays

On June 9th, members of The Kansas City Club’s 1212 Club and Owl Club enjoyed a round of Sporting Clays at The Saddle & Sirloin Club. Also featured in the August 18th issue of The Independent Alex Thompson, Sean Flanagan, Bryan Flanagan, and Justine Uryasz Eric Bales, Patrick Amey and Steve Quirarte  

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Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care – Tacos & Beer on the Boulevard

Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care’s annual summer event, Tacos & Beer on the Boulevard, was held on June 21st at the Boulevard Brewing Co. Guests enjoyed live music from the hot local band “Making Moves” and checked out the vast variety of auction items. The sold-out event featured delicious food from Amigo’s, Blue Grotto, Bonefish Grill, The […]

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Stems: A Garden Soirée

Stems: A Garden Soirée was recently hosted by the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park. The event featured delicious cuisine from 18 local restaurants and music from Funk Syndicate and the David Basse Orchestra. Wanda and Steve Wilkinson were the honorary chairmen and Nancy and Ken Mellard and Marga and Rich Spangler served as co-chairmen. […]

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Back in the Swing

Kansas Citians raised their voices on July 14th to celebrate 10 years of Back in the Swing with a Summer Celebration featuring Grammy-award winner Sheryl Crow. Event Co-chairmen Lisa Cooper and Barbara Unell orchestrated a magical evening, where guests were captivated with Sheryl, her music and her message. Also featured in the August 4th issue of The […]

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Jewel Ball – Caddy Shack Party

The Jewel Ball Caddy Shack party was par for the course on June 7th at Oakwood Country Club. While “Caddy Shack” played on the television screen and music played in the background, guests enjoyed chipping at targets, putt putting through a maze and aiming at the ball cart on the driving range. There were sliders, french fries […]

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