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Cheers to Volunteers! – The Kansas City Red Coaters

The Kansas City Red Coaters are a community-service organization comprised of 70 volunteers who are passionate about the Kansas City Chiefs and giving back to Our Town. The Red Coaters contributed more than 3500 hours of community service in 2012 and joined with Clark Hunt, Chiefs Cheerleaders and KC Wolf to collect over $40,000 to […]

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The Pembroke Hill School – Clothesline Sale

April 19th and 20th are the dates for The Pembroke Hill School’s annual Clothesline Sale. The sale will be held in the school’s Pierson Gymnasium on the Ward Parkway campus. Beth Dillow and Heather Johntz are serving as the co-chairmen. Merchandise will include furniture, clothing for the entire family, housewares, baby items, toys, jewelry, holiday decorations and […]

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Ozanam – Golf Classic

May 20th is the date for the Ozanam Golf Classic to be held at Ironhorse Golf Club. Guests will enjoy a putting contest, silent auction and raffle, a delicious lunch from Panera Bread of Kansas, the four-person scramble tournament, and an awards ceremony. Brady Wombolt is the chairman, and Joe Lauria is serving as the emcee of […]

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2013 Art and Design Auction

June 1st is the date for the Kansas City Art Institute’s 2013 Art and Design Auction at the school. Meg and Bill Zahner are the honorary chairmen, and Kathy and Mark Donovan and Mary and Richard Wetzel are serving as the co-chairmen. “Innovation” is the theme of the event and guests will enjoy delicious fare from Lon […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Nikki Howell

Nikki Howell is originally from Independence, Missouri. She is the managing shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart. To stay connected in the community, Nikki serves on the steering committee for Centurions. She is extremely proud of the Centurion’s legacy project this year, which supports Learn, Grow, Give – a partnership between Centurions, the […]

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Kauffman Ambassadors – Winter Meeting

January 24th was the date for the annual Winter Meeting for the Ambassadors of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Guests enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres at the Grand Street Cafe. Special entertainment was provided by Shanice Hayes and Maurice Hayes. The father and daughter vocalist team from Our Town were finalists on the television show, America’s Got Talent. Dick […]

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Shawnee Mission Medical Center – 50th Anniversary

April 17th is the date for Shawnee Mission Medical Center’s 50th Anniversary at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Jeannette Nichols, J.C. “Jay” Nichols III and Loretta Nichols are the honorary co-chairmen, and Jeanne Olofson is the chairman. Shawnee Mission Medical Center was built back in the 1960′s when members of the New Haven Seventh-day Adventist […]

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Rising Star Reflections – Mary and Richard Wetzel

Mary and Richard Wetzel were members of the Rising Stars, Class of 2011 and their service and commitment to our community has continued. They are the co-chairmen for the Kansas City Art Institute’s Art and Design Auction on June 1st at the KCAI campus.  Also featured in the April 6th issue of The Independent Richard and Mary […]

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The Westport Garden Club – Entertaining Gardens

The Westport Garden Club will host Entertaining Gardens on May 18th. Marilyn Hebenstreit and Ginny McCanse are the co-chairmen. The tour will feature six private gardens, with three of them including part of the homes. Each garden will be prepared for a festive occasion to inspire outdoor entertaining. Proceeds from the event will benefit Powell Garden’s “Good to […]

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In the Spotlight – Angel Gala

August 24th is the date for the Kansas City Hospice House’s annual 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.  Also featured in the April 6th issue of The Independent Carol Barnett, Sharon Mallin and Jill Shapiro, co-chairmen  

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Cabot Westside Medical and Dental Center at KC – Cinco de Cabot

Performers Aztlan and Sugar Ray will take the stage on May 3rd at Cinco de Cabot, a benefit concert for Cabot Westside Medical and Dental Center at KC Live! in the Power and Light District. Sara and Dr. Terry Curran, along with Manny Lopez and his family are the honorary co-chairmen, and Cori Turner, Lolita Ayala and […]

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Hats Off to Mothers Luncheon

The Hats Off to Mothers Luncheon will celebrate its 10th anniversary on May 10th at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Patricia Scott is the chairman. The event will honor ten mothers in the Kansas City area who have the remarkable ability to balance family life, personal achievement and civic engagement. Proceeds from the Luncheon benefit United […]

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Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby Gala

May 4th is the date for the 6th Annual Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby Gala. The event is a benefit for The Mission Project and will be held on May 4th at Carriage Club. Jennifer and Doug Crable are serving as the honorary chairmen of this year’s gala. The Mission Project recently thanked past and […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Art of the Car Concours

Marshall Miller is the founder and chairman of the Kansas City Art Institute’s Art of the Car Concours. Marshall’s obsession with vintage vehicles dates back to the 1950s. Marshall has recruited hundreds of community volunteers who join with the KCAI staff each year to support the event which raises funds for student scholarships. The 2013 Art of the […]

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