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Lyric Opera Circle – Holiday Luncheon

Members of the Lyric Opera Circle gathered for the Holiday Luncheon on December 1st at Webster House.  Everyone eagerly anticipates the Lyric Opera Ball, which will take place on April 2nd at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center Hotel. Also featured in the January 8th issue of The Independent Magazine Rhea Winslow, Suzanne Shank, 2011 Ball co-chairman; Tricia Scott, president; and […]

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Newhouse House Party – Puttin’ on the Ritz

Newhouse House Party was held on November 20th at the Ritz Charles.  The theme was “Puttin’ on the Ritz” and all funds raised at the event will benefit the women and children served by the shelter.  Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, live music and silent and live auctions.  One lucky live auction winner will receive a custom-made […]

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Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties – Mother’s Tea

The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties held its annual Mother’s Tea on September 19th as the official kick-off for the 2010 Community Ball and Cotillion.  The event recognized the mothers of the 60 high school seniors that have been honored with an invitation to participate in the event.  The Mother’s Tea was hosted at the lovely home of Renee […]

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Amy Barickman – Enchanted Makeovers

Amy Barickman‘s new book Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion & Fun launched on September 2nd with an event at the Kansas City Public Library and a reception at the Simpson House.  A percentage of book sales that evening benefited Enchanted Makeovers, an organization that transforms shelters for women and children into places of […]

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Helzberg Collections – Grand Opening

Helzberg Collections™ celebrated the grand opening of its flagship store on the Country Club Plaza on October 7th.  Many guests joined in for the unveiling of the dramatic new store setting and to meet Olympic gold medalist, Dorothy Hamill, as she debuted her exclusive Love, Help and Hope Collection™.  Proceeds from the event benefited Susan G. Komen® for […]

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61st Anniversary BOTAR Ball

The 61st Anniversary BOTAR Ball was held on October 16th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.  The evening was nothing less than spectacular — guests were blown away by the beautiful decor, delicious dinner and the traditional BOTAR waltz.  (Not to mention the dresses this year were absolutely stunning!)  A big congratulations goes […]

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Bike 4 the Brain

The fifth annual Bike 4 the Brain (B4B) community-wide bike ride/run/walk to raise awareness about mental illness will be held on Septermber 6th at the Johnson County Mental Health Center.  B4B is affiliated with Mental Health America of the Heartland and all funds raised from the event will support local not-for-profit organizations that help people […]

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NorthCare Hospice House

Over 200 guests attended An Intimate Reception for The NorthCare Hospice House on June 24th.  The hosts of the lovely event were Patty Garney and Sandra Aust.  Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, made donations and shopped for items to give to the Hospice House, all while the NorthCare Hospice music group entertained on piano and flute. Also featured […]

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Basketball Boogie – Saturday Night Fever

Everyone channeled their inner ‘Saturday Night Fever’ for Basketball Boogie held on June 11th at the College Basketball Experience in the P&L District.  KU fans reveled in celebrating college sports — and benefiting a good cause, Bill and Cindy’s Assists Foundation.  Cindy and Coach Bill Self served as chairmen.  Guests enjoyed delicious food, star-studded entertainment […]

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Jewel Ball – Outdoor Adventure

The Jewel Ball floor committee rolled up their sleeves and participated in an Outdoor Adventure at William Jewell College on June 5th. Also featured in the July 24th issue of The Independent (Front row) Ellen Cray, Ellen Bolen, Lori Allen, Kim Aliber, and (back row) Debbie Smith salute. (Out of camera range) Jeannette Reintjes     […]

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Jewel Ball – Spa Party

Jewel Ball debutantes gathered at Karen and Skip Peavey’s Lake Lotawana home on June 12th for a spa party.  Also featured in the the July 24th issue of The Independent (Front row) Kristen Peavey, Lee Fryer, Claire Ridge, (row 2) Sarah Luby, Taylor Twibell, Kit Andresen, (row 3) Elyse Wilson, Libby Bash, Jenny Howard, (row […]

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Jewel Ball – Steppin’ Out With The Debs

Seven Jewel Ball debutantes along with their parents hosted “Steppin’ Out With The Debs” at Mosaic Lounge in the Power and Light District on June 14th. Everyone enjoyed a delicious dinner and lots of dancing! Also featured in the July 24th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: David Riffel  

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Dining By Design – DIFFA Kansas City

Dining By Design is the signature fundraising event for DIFFA Kansas City.  This exciting event showcases the personal passions of some of Our Town’s leading design talents.  Since its inception more than 15 years ago, Dining By Design has helped to raise much needed funds for HIV and AIDS education and prevention in the Kansas […]

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Ida’s Bridal – Model Mothers

Ida’s Bridal and Tuxedo held its first ever Mother’s Fashion Show in March.  Mom’s modeled their glamourous gowns they had purchased at Ida’s and had worn at various galas, weddings and events.  More than 85 women enjoyed cake, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries as they watched the ladies walk the specially-built runway lined with fresh flowers.  […]

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The Kansas City Ballet – Ballet Ball 2010

The Ballet Ball was held on March 6th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.  Ellyn Brown and Carl Schramm served as honorary chairmen, and Melinda Petet served as chairman.  Ginger and Michael Frost received the Pirouette Award this year. Also featured in the April 17th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Larry F. […]

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Pembroke Hill – 58th Annual Clothesline Sale

It is Clothesline Sale time at Pembroke Hill!  The 58th Annual Sale is scheduled for Friday, April 23rd and Saturday, April 24th on the school’s Ward Parkway campus – 5121 State Line Road.  This free event is a paradise for die-hard garage salers, and will feature an extensive selection of furniture and high-quality women’s and […]

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The Kansas City Explorers

The Kansas City Explorers hosted a private reception on February 5th featuring tennis legend Billie Jean King and former Top 10 WTA tennis professional Chanda Rubin.  Some lucky Kansas Citians were able to pose with the dynamic duo! Also featured in the April 3rd issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Mark Bodine  

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Ballet Ball Benefactor Party

The Kansas City Ballet Guild’s Ballet Ball Benefactor Party took place at the Kansas City Royals Diamond Club on March 4th.  This one-of-a-kind cocktail party hosted the generous supporters of the 43rd Annual Ballet Ball.  Guests enjoyed delicious ball-park-themed food, entertainment by Jazz Trio, and special appearances by 1985 World Series Royals Alumni. Also featured […]

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KCAI Patron Party

Kansas City Art Institute honored patrons with a black-and-white cocktail buffet on February 11th.  Held at Vanderslice Hall, patrons were invited to visit the fiber studio to admire student-created costumes, depicting the decades from 1885 to the present. Also featured in the March 20th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Steve Sanders Kathleen Collins, KCAI […]

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Sole Patch Celebrates!

Sole Patch, a modern day men’s barbershop, celebrated two years of consistent business growth this November 4th by hosting a private Anniversary Bash at its Corinth Mall location in Prairie Village.  Sole Patch barbershop offers men’s grooming services at economical prices in a resort-like environment, while also serving as a community hub for information and […]

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Denim and Diamonds

Turning Point’s Annual Gala, TP7: Denim and Diamonds, was held October 10th at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza.  Themed “Blue Jean Bling,” this sparkling event included entertainment by Soul Incision and a creative presentation from Halls, featuring fabulous Blue Jean Bling fashions.  Liz and Perry Brandt and Sarah and Jon Baum served as event […]

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