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Stems: A Garden Soirée

Stems: A Garden Soirée will be held on June 25th at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.  The evening will feature food from 20 area restaurants and caterers, libations, jazz and rock music, caricature artists, and a huge display of Plein Air art.  The event benefits the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park and its mission […]

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Kansas City Artists Coalition – 28th Annual KCAC Art Auction

The Kansas City Artists Coalition kicked off its 28th annual fundraising auction with a preview reception on February 16th.  A record-breaking 500 people attended the event, enjoying local culinary treats and viewing 200 pieces of art donated by regional and national artists.  The auction itself took place on February 19th, celebrating Our Town’s artists.  Julián Zugazagoitia, The […]

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Spay & Neuter Kansas City – Spay-ghetti & No Balls

Spay & Neuter Kansas City held its 3rd Annual Spay-ghetti & No Balls Dinner Event on February 25th.  Charles Gusewelle was the featured speaker, and Keith King served as emcee.  Betsy Gamble was chairman of the event, which featured a raffle and silent and live auctions.  Proceeds help subsidize spay and neuter surgeries and provide support to other […]

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American Red Cross Greater Kansas City Chapter – Red Ball Kick-Off

Members of the Red Ball steering committee recently gathered at Trozzolo Communications to plan the upcoming event, which will be held on April 16th at the new Arrowhead Stadium North Club.  Guests will enjoy a delicious dinner, live and silent auctions and entertainment by the Bacon Brothers.  Carmen and Denny Thum will serve as the honorary chairmen, […]

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Lifetime Achievement Award – Timothy O’Leary

The Honorable Timothy O’Leary recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.  That’s the highest honor the organization bestows.  He is a 1956 graduate of the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law.  He served as a Jackson County Circuit Judge for 20 years and currently is of counsel […]

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Metropolitan Community College Foundation – Five Star Gala

Metropolitan Community College Foundation will host the Second Annual Five Star Gala on March 31st at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.  The Francis Family Foundation will be honored at the gala for its dedicated years of service to Our Town.  Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, fabulous dinner and entertainment.  Carolyn Watley and Kathy […]

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Associated Youth Services – Stack the Decks

The Stack the Decks committee members and staff met on February 11th to plan this year’s festivities.  The Associated Youth Services‘ 5th Annual Stack the Decks Casino Night will be held on April 8th at The Ritz Charles.  Proceeds will help AYS serve Kansas youth in crisis this year. Also featured in the March 5th issue of The Independent   […]

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St. Teresa’s Academy – TNT

TNT, a gigantic garage sale, will be held at St. Teresa’s Academy on April 1st and 2nd.  The sale will feature furniture, housewares, antiques, linens, kitchenware, books, and more.  Brenda Doyle, Carol Gardner, Shellie Kemna, Karen Stacy, and Lisa Thomsen are serving as co-chairmen of the event. Also featured in the March 5th issue of The Independent […]

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Cottey College – Holiday Fun 

Guests gathered at the beautiful home of Patty and Charles Garney on December 13th for a holiday cocktail party. Members of the P.E.O. Sisterhood and their spouses, along with alumnae of Cottey College, enjoyed an evening of delicious food and learned about the College’s comprehensive campaign. Also featured in the February 19th issue of The […]

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Junior Achievement of Middle America – Hall of Fame Annual Dinner

The 2010 Greater Kansas City Business Hall of Fame Annual Dinner was held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown on November 11th.  The event honored Clinton Burns, Robert McDonnell, Kenneth Baum, Michael Brown, and Dan Hesse for their extraordinary contribution to Our Town.  Julie Schlatter served as event co-chairman, and Brian Burns was the chairman. Proceeds supported Junior Achievement […]

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Kansas City Rose Society – 2011 Rose Show

Planning for the Kansas City Rose Society’s 2011 Rose Show has begun.  Committee members are looking forward to the June 5th event.  This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Kansas City Rose Society. Also featured in the February 19th issue of The Independent Magazine Photo Credit: The Kansas City Rose Society   Monique Elfman, […]

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Whitefield Academy – Ad Dei Gloriam Benefit Auction

Whitefield Academy‘s annual dinner and auction will be held on February 12th at the Ritz Charles Conference Center.  Guests will enjoy a live and silent auction, delicious dinner and live music from the students at the school.  Proceeds from the event will benefit Whitefield Academy and its mission to provide classical Christian education for students in Our […]

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Harry S. Truman Library Institute – Wild About Harry Kick-Off 

The Wild About Harry Kick-Off Meeting was held on December 15th and Nancy and Herb Kohn served as event chairmen. The Wild About Harry celebration will be held on April 28th and will feature a keynote address by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and honor Christopher “Kit” Bond. W.H. “Bert” Bates and Edward Matheny […]

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Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City – Grants Awards Luncheon

The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City hosted its 18th Annual Grants Awards Luncheon on December 3rd at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center Hotel.  Grants were awarded to 19 local agencies for programs benefiting women and girls in Our Town.  Kanyere Eaton was the keynote speaker.  Amy Davis, Sherri Wattenbarger and Carrie Doctor-Hartman served as luncheon co-chairmen.  A […]

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Saint Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary – 24th Biennial Holly Ball

Saint Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary hosted the 24th Biennial Holly Ball on December 4th at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza.  Guests enjoyed cocktails, a gourmet dinner, and dancing to the tunes of Galaxy.  Caren Nelsen and Cacki Smith served as co-chairmen.  Proceeds from the event benefited the Emergency Department of Saint Luke’s Hospital. Also […]

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Midwest Ear Institute – The HEARAid Gala

The HEARAid Gala took place on November 13th at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center Hotel.  G. Richard Hastings was the honorary chairman.  Jeff Greiner was honored for his contribution in the field of cochlear implants.  Guests enjoyed a wonderful performance from Las Vegas headliner Larry G Jones.  The beautiful home of Ann Dickinson was the […]

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JCRB|AJC – Human Relations Dinner

The Jewish Community Relations Bureau|American Jewish Committee (JCRB|AJC) Human Relations Dinner was held on November 21st at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center Hotel.  Donald J. Hall, Jr. was honored for his significant contributions of time, effort and expertise to improve the lives of people in Our Town and beyond.  For his efforts, he was presented with the 2010 Henry W. Bloch […]

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The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary – Membership Tea

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary recently held its annual Membership Tea at the lovely home of Madeline Wrobley.  Guests enjoyed refreshments and each other’s company. Gloria Findley-Grogger serves as president of The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. Also featured in the January 8th issue of The Independent  (Front row) Jeanne Cockayne, Madeline Wrobley, host;  and Louanne […]

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Kansas City Ballet – Sugar Plum Fairy Luncheon

The 16th Annual Sugar Plum Fairy Luncheon was held on December 11th at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.  The festivities featured the Kansas City Youth Ballet performing excerpts from The Nutcracker, and holiday carols sung by the St. James Academy Honors Choir.  Guests enjoyed watching the magicians perform, taking photos with the Sugar Plum Fairy […]

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Mission Valley Hunt – Mission Valley Hunt Ball

Mission Valley Hunt committee members are well underway planning for their Annual Hunt Ball on February 5th.  A Patrons’ Party will be held on February 4th at the lovely home of Kelly Cole and Charles Shrout, and will be co-hosted by Julie and Mike Honsinger.  Members will round up their horses and hounds for a […]

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Swirk Jewelry – One Hundred Sparkling Years

Third-generation Swirk Jewelry owners Tracy and Brian Swirk opened the doors of their Plaza store on December 10th to greet friends and customers and celebrate the business’ 100th anniversary.  Brian’s grandfather, Ben Swirk; opened a jewelry store downtown a century ago.  Ben’s son, Joe Swirk; moved the store to the Country Club Plaza in 1965, where it […]

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