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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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Jewish Family Services – Friends of the Family Campaign

Jewish Family Services hosted a breakfast at the Jewish Community Campus recently to kick off its “Friends of the Family” campaign. Nick Haines served as the emcee and spoke to guests about the many ways JFS provides assistance for individuals and families. Marc Hammer, board chairman; served as the Friends campaign chairman. Also featured in […]

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Kansas City Conversation Series

Jim Heeter, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce; was the featured speaker at The Kansas City Club’s Kansas City Conversation Series on April 4th.  The Series features many notable speakers from Our Town. Also featured in the April 28th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: KCC Katie Daly, Jim Heeter, featured speaker; and Terry J. Brady, Kansas […]

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Celebration of Women Fashion Show

Guests enjoyed a night of food, fun and fashion at the 2012 Celebration of Women Fashion Show on March 2nd. The event, which was held at Aldersgate Village in Topeka, featured entertainment from the Topeka Big Band Quintet and a delicious dinner prepared by Aldersgate Village’s chef Kode. Melissa Bruner served as the emcee, and Anita Wolgast […]

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Benedictine College – An Evening of Note

Benedictine College held its 41st annual Scholarship Ball on February 25th at The Westin Crown Center Hotel. The evening featured a variety show student performance, a fabulous dinner, live auction, and dancing to the Michael Beers Band. The event honored Linda and Lawrence Kaminsky and Mary and Kevin McNicholas with the Cross of the Order […]

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Lyric Opera Ball – Lyric Opera Auction

It will be a wonderful evening at the Lyric Opera Ball on April 20th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s theme is the “Wonderful Wizard of Opera.” Guests will enjoy dinner and dancing, and will have the chance to bid on some truly fabulous auction items including jewelry, art, trips, and even an […]

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The University of Kansas Hospital – Girls’ Night In

February 21st marked the seventh annual Girls’ Night In, and Portfolio Kitchen and Home in the historic Pershing Building was the perfect setting for a night of cooking and conversation. Guests, adorned in red, moved from kitchen to kitchen to watch four premier chefs from Our Town in action. Four community leaders served as “sous chefs” […]

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36th Annual Steer Dinner – Raising a Legacy of Stars

Avila University held its 36th Annual Steer Dinner Raising a Legacy of Stars on February 18th at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel. Guests enjoyed a “steer” steak dinner, live and silent auctions and dancing. Susan and Kevin McGreevy were the honorary chairmen, and Sue and Joe Fahey were the chairmen. Keith King served as the master of […]

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Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City – Celebrating 20 Years

The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City hosted a 20th anniversary celebration at the Sprint Center on January 26th. Nine former presidents of the board of directors spoke about their years with WFGKC. Also featured in the March 17th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Laura Fitzgibbons Dawn Oliver, Marilyn B. Salomon, Kristin Webster, and […]

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American Heart Association –  25th Anniversary

 The American Heart Association celebrated its 25th Anniversary on February 18th with the Heart & Stroke Ball at the Kansas City Convention Center. The evening included a fabulous dinner, dancing to Lynne Jordan and the Shivers and live and silent auctions. Carla and Don Duryee were the honorary chairmen. Leigh and Tyler Nottberg, Tina and […]

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas – 31st Annual Golf Classic

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas will host its 31st Annual Golf Classic on May 14th at Lake Quivira Country Club. TheClassic, founded by the Betty and Ben Zarda family, will include lunch, the tournament, an awards ceremony, and a dinner reception. Catholic Charities’ programs and services support more than 85,000 people of all faiths in need annually. Also […]

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Medical Missions Foundation – 16th Annual Art for the Children Auction and Gala

The Muehelbach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown was abuzz on February 16th for the Medical Missions Foundation’s 16th Annual Art for the Children Auction and Gala. Christine Thomas Wilson and Brenda Kumm served as the co-chairmen, Lisa Lala Harris and Jan Rasmussen served as the art acquisition co-chairmen and Dori Boers and Ratana Tshibanda […]

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Jewish Federation Annual Campaign – Super Sunday

Volunteers gathered recently to kick off the Jewish Federation Annual Campaign with a phone-a-thon. The annual event, Super Sunday, took place on January 29th at the Jewish Community Center Campus. Karen Loggia and Neal Schwartz were the Super Sunday co-chairmen. Also featured in the March 3rd issue of The Independent Neal Schwartz and Miriam Scharf, Jewish Federation president Polly Kramer and […]

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Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary – Omelet Brunch

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will host their 31st Annual Omelet Brunch on March 3rd at the Westport Corps in Kansas City. Volunteers from YRC Wolrdwide will serve up delicious omelets for Our Town to enjoy. Brunch will begin at 8 a.m. Also featured in the March 3rd issue of The Independent (Seated) Carol Crouch, Kathleen Anderson […]

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Denim- A Historical Exhibition

A kick off party for Denim- A Historical Exhibition was held recently at the lovely home of Laurie and Chip Ingram. Guests enjoyed an array of delicious chocolates in all shapes, sizes, and flavors. Denim- A Historical Exhibition will take place March 23rd at Bruce Burstert Studio. Also featured in the February 18th issue of […]

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The Kansas City Club – Presidents’ Dinner

The Kansas City Club held its annual Presidents’ Dinner on January 13th for club members and their guests.  Incoming President Terry J. Brady hosted the enjoyable dinner, which honored Lee M. Vogel, outgoing president. Also featured in the February 18th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Charles Welborn Richardson K. Powell, Gerald W. Gorman, Lee […]

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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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