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Art of the Car Concours

Jim Wanser will serve as the coordinator, and Marshall Miller, founder; is the chairman of the Seventh Annual Art of the Car Concours, which will take place on June 23rd on the Kansas City Art Institute campus. More than 200 vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles will be on display. On June 22nd, automobile aficionados can […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Jason Souter 

Jason Souter recently took a sabbatical from his job as a project manager at Cerner Corporation, which included spending seven days at Ronald McDonald House Charities – Kansas City, stocking linen closets and organizing storage areas and toys. He and his daughter, Jayden, had spent more than 100 nights there after she was diagnosed with […]

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revUp for reStart

June 14th is the date for revUp for reStart at Assurant Employee Benefits. Harlan Brownlee will accept the Business Honoree award on behalf of the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City. Mike Burke is the honorary chairman, and Linda Word and John Kinney are serving as the co-chairmen.  Also featured in the May 18th issue […]

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Otis Taylor Celebrity Golf Tournament

June 24th is the date for the 20th Annual Otis Taylor Celebrity Golf Tournament at Swope Memorial Golf Course. Players will join Ricky Siglar, Kansas City Chiefs ambassador; and other sports celebrities from the Kansas City Chiefs, Comets, Sporting KC, and Kansas City Royals teams for a great day of golf. Hugh O’Donnell is serving […]

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Harvester – Chefs Classic

June 23rd is the date for Harvester’s Chefs Classic to be held at The American Restaurant. Carla and Danny O’Neill are the honorary chairmen, and Debbie Gold is the host chef. Visiting Chefs Vinny Dotolo, Animal Restaurant, Los Angeles; Kelly English, Restaurant Iris, Memphis; and Nancy Olson, Gramercy Tavern, New York; will join local Chefs […]

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2013 Kids TLC Open

July 12th is that date for the 2013 Kids TLC Open at Sycamore Ridge Golf Course. David Nickloy, Kyle Tucker and Devin Schuster are serving as the co-chairmen.  Also featured in the May 18th issue of The Independent David Nickloy, Kyle Tucker and Devin Schuster, co-chairmen  

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Tacos and Beer on the Boulevard – Brew with a View

Tacos and Beer on the Boulevard is set for June 20th at the Boulevard Brewing Company. Elaine McMilian, Margaret Kolm, Henna Fuller, Anne Garney, and Pam Taylor are serving as the co-chairmen. Guests will enjoy a delicious taco bar, a vast selection of Boulevard brews, a silent auction, and entertainment by Three Minutes Since. Proceeds […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Troy Lillebo

Troy Lillebo, a South Dakota native, lived in Arizona and Indiana before settling down in Our Town. He is the assistant vice chancellor for external relations at UMKC. Troy is the treasurer for Centurions, serves on the Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s board of directors and was recently appointed to the Mayor’s Challenge Cabinet.  Also featured […]

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Kansas City Hospice House – Angel Gala

August 24th is the date for the Kansas City Hospice House Angel Gala at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Carol and Arnold Caviar are the honorary chairmen, and Carol Barnett, Sharon Mallin and Jill Shapiro are the co-chairmen. The evening will include dinner, cocktails, a silent auction, and live entertainment. Committee Members met recently to finalize […]

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In the Spotlight – HEARAid Gala

November 1st is the date for Saint Luke’s Midwest Ear Institute’s HEARAid Gala at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center. Joni and Larry Weiner are the honorary chairmen, and Carolyn and Gary Hanson are the chairmen. The “HEAR the Beat” themed-event will feature cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment by the Allegro Dancers, […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Roberta Abramson

Treasured volunteer Roberta Abramson has served on the board of directors of Hope House for nearly five years. Much of Roberta’s time has been spent working on events and fundraising and bringing awareness to the issue of domestic violence. Roberta currently works for Hallmark Cards and has connected many people within the creative community to […]

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Walk For Change 2013

Walk For Change 2013 will be held on June 22nd at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. Allison and Mike Haggerty and Nicole and Steve Pierce are the co-chairmen. Proceeds from the event will benefit Catholic Charities of Kansas City – St. Joseph. Also featured in the May 4th issue of The Independent Photo Credit: […]

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Stems: A Garden Soiree

Mark your calendars for June 22nd for Stems: A Garden Soiree at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Jill and Mayor Carl Gerlach will serve as the honorary chairmen. Stroll through the beautiful gardens, savor food and wine, music, en plein air art, and fireworks. The event is presented by the Arts & Recreation […]

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Camp WINners

The team captains for Camp WIN are high school aged girls who act as camp counselors. They are mentors and motivators for the campers and help the coaches and instructors. “I look forward to being a team captain every summer because of the wonderful opportunity it brings for me to meet new people and make […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Kris Rauh

Kris Rauh is the vice president of development for the Mid America Chapter, National MS Society. Her primary responsibilities include overseeing the fundraising, budgets, sponsorships, and logistics for 31 Walk MS events, four Bike MS events and two Dinner of Champions. Kris is a member of the 2014 class of Centurions and is currently serving […]

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The University of Kansas Hospital – Treads & Threads

The 12th Annual Treads & Threads will roar into the Kansas Speedway on September 6th to benefit The University of Kansas Hospital. This party with a purpose will feature country music duo Big & Rich and delicious fare from more than 20 top local restaurants, caterers and dessert specialists. The Sunderland Family are the honorary […]

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Westport Garden Club – Entertaining Gardens

Enjoy a rare garden and home tour, hosted by the Westport Garden Club, on May 18th. Entertaining Gardens is a benefit Powell Gardens’ “Good to Grow” program. The event will feature six stunning gardens, with three of them including tours of the homes; a gift shop and a garden raffle. Don Hall and the late […]

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