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Renovation Sensation Homes Tour

The eighth annual Renovation Sensation Homes Tour will be held on September 12th. Four exceptional homes in the Shawnee Mission East area will be featured. All proceeds from the Tour will directly benefit SHARE, recognized as the largest student-led community service organization in the country and an integral part of Shawnee Mission East High School. Also featured […]

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Bike 4 the Brain

Our Town will gather on September 3rd for the Seventh Annual Bike 4 the Brain (B4B) running, walking and cycling event. Participants will have the opportunity to partake in a 5K non-competitive run/walk, a tricycle challenge and a variety of bicycle races. This year’s event will benefit Kids TLC, Niles Home for Children, reStart, Sheffield Place, Synergy […]

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First Call – Message in a Bottle

The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial will be the site of First Call’s 2nd Annual Message in a Bottle: A Celebration of Recovery on September 12th. The featured speaker at the event will be William C. Moyers, New York Times bestselling author of Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption. Ali and Tim Dunn […]

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Women’s Foundation – New Roots for Refugees

New Roots for Refugees is a Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas program with collaboration from Cultivate Kansas City. The organization helps promote positive change for refugees resettled by Catholic Charities. The Women’s Foundation of Greater Kansas City is providing a generous grant to New Roots for Refugees and giving more hope for refugees in Our […]

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Rising Star Reflections – Casey and Sloane Simmons

Casey and Sloane Simmons are sisters who co-own STUFF in Brookside. They were both Rising Star volunteers, class of 2012, and they share a passion for AIDS Walk Kansas City. The sisters have been volunteering for the walk together for many years, and it has become a yearly tradition.  “I am never fully prepared for […]

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The Symphony Ball – Auction

The silent auction of The Symphony Ball will feature a glorious gathering of luxurious items. The event, to be held on September 8th at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, will raise funds for the Kansas City Symphony. Ursula Terrasi is the auction chairman. Additional auction items are featured in the September 1st issue of […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Alphapointe Adventure Camp

Joan Carhart, Ann Hatch, Paulette Markel, and Valerie Vaughn, Alphapointe Adventure Camp volunteers; worked hard this summer preparing lunches for the kids. Thanks to the help of these volunteers, 22 Adventure campers enjoyed making campfire pizzas over an open fire. More than 30 volunteers helped make this summer an amazing experience for the campers. Thanks […]

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Suicide Awareness Survivor Support – Remembrance Walk

On September 9th, Suicide Awareness Survivor Support will host its 9th Annual Remembrance Walk at Loose Park. The fundraiser helps support suicide awareness, education, prevention and survivor support. Also featured in the September 1st issue of The Independent  

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Sheffield Place – Off the Wall

Sheffield Place, will celebrate its annual Off the Wall art event on October 25th at Drexel Hall. Guests will enjoy a delicious buffet and a silent auction of original art by local artists. Jarene and Lee Stanford are the honorary chairmen, and Skyler Phelps is serving as the chairman. Sheffield Place is a treatment and transitional living […]

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