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March of Dimes -Nurse of the Year Awards

November 13th is the date for The March of Dimes’ Nurse of the Year Awards at the Overland Park Convention Center. Tammy Peterman, The University of Kansas Hospital; is serving as the chairman of the event that honors the best and the brightest nurses from across Kansas and the Greater Kansas City area. Chairman Tammy […]

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Harvesters – Chefs Classic

Harvesters’ Chefs Classic 2015 will be held on June 28th at The American Restaurant. Mark R. Larrabee is serving as the honorary chairman. Chef Michael Corvino, The American Restaurant; will host an incredible dining experience where guests will enjoy the culinary talents of some of the finest chefs from throughout the area and around the […]

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In The Spotlight – Crescendo 2015!

The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance is gearing up for Crescendo 2015!, to be held on November 6th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Sherry and Gary Forsee are the honorary chairmen, and Melanie and Mike Fenske are serving as chairmen of the event that features cocktails, a sumptuous dinner and a […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Joe Arri

Starlight Theatre is so very fortunate to have Joe Arri as a volunteer. He has been a member of the Ambassador team for four years, and serves as an usher captain for Broadway shows. Joe received the prestigious 2014 Woodson Award from Starlight. Joe also volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and Havesters. Thank you, Joe, […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Amy Bretall

Amy Bretall is a member of the Centurions, Class of 2015. She serves as co-chairman of the projects committee. Amy is the founder and CEO of Arbor Grove, a human resources, public outreach and real estate firm. She received a bachelor of science degree in business from Missouri State University, and a master’s degree in […]

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Harvesters

These four enterprising, adorable girls volunteered during spring break at Harvesters to help pack more than 550 boxes of food to be delivered to low-income seniors. A job well done by these terrific young ladies!  Alice Brandt, Ffion Hughes and Caroline Brandt, all fifth graders at St. Agnes Catholic School; and Nia Hughes, a second […]

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Ozanam – Golf Classic

Ozanam’s Golf Classic, “Putting Kids on the Right Course,” will be held on May 11th at Ironhorse Golf Club. Brady Wombolt is serving as the chairman of the event that features a putting contest, silent auction, raffle, lunch, a four-person scramble tournament, and an awards ceremony. Proceeds support the children’s programs and services at Ozanam. […]

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Missouri Sports Hall of Fame – Patti Phillips

Patti Phillips, NACWAA; was inducted into The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame at the second annual Women in Sports Luncheon on March 23rd at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center in Springfield, Missouri. Congratulations, Patti!  Patti Phillips, NACWAA; with Robin Sterneck Also featured in the April 18, 2015 issue of The Independent Photo Credit: Janet Rogers […]

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Spotlight on Centurions – Amy Young

Amy Young was born and raised in Our Town. She is a member of Centurions, Class of 2015, and is co-chairman of the November Task Force on Kansas City Traditions and Hidden Gems. She also serves on the projects committee. Amy is creative director at Barkley and is married to Mike Adams. They have two […]

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