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Newhouse Shelter – Bite-A-Burger 

Newhouse Shelter recently hosted Bite-A-Burger at Westport Flea Market. The fundraiser was a part of the Shelter Showdownseries, which challenges KU, MU, K-State, and UMKC fans to compete to raise the most funds for the Shelter. KU fans won at this event, but MU has the lead overall. Also featured in the June 23rd issue of The Independent […]

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Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City – Rachel Alexandra Girls Grant Project

The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City celebrated the 13th graduating class of Rachel Alexandra Girls Grant Project (RAGGP) on May 21st at American Century Investments. The high school senior women that were recruited to be members of RAGGP learned about grant-making and managing funds throughout their memberships. The inspiring and uplifting ceremony featured seniors’ […]

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Back in the Swing

Back in the Swing is working hard to plan its exciting Summer Celebration featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Sheryl Crow on July 14th at the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College. Sherry and Gary Forsee and Merry and Dr. Edward Prostic are the honorary co-chairmen, and Lisa Cooper and Barbara Unell are the co-chairmen. Also […]

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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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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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